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" ' w V- V ■ " ■- " A I THIS IS THE STORY of ducks who learned to swim in a garret; the story of men who learned about ships, ashore. This is the story of men who fooled the experts, men who found in books the ways to make a fighting man-of-war. It is the story of men who should have been students, and yet were men of action. They are men like Dewey Sampson, Schley, Sims, Hart, and Halsey, But the Naval Academy which produced these men did not spring into being overnight. It was the work of men who persevered, who set an excellent example, and who guided the institution with a firm and knowing hand. EX SCIENTIA DEN l ■ f 1 1 1 4NE hundred years ago the chances for the establishment and survival of a Naval Academy were relegated almost entirely to the realm of " mere f ossibility. " Many there were indeed who favored the new undertaking, but many more there seemed to be who discredited any attempt designed to produce sea-going ' officers in shore-based schools. The chief objection brought forth by this latter group was at the time a purely natural one — we didn ' t need a new school. All our officers were produced at sea; this period was the " Golden Age " of our naval history. With such fine examples as Decatur Perryy and Macdonough — all products of shipboard education — it is not hard to realize that the forces opposing the establish- ment of a naval school comprised a large and influential group. This bloc was known as the " Old Navy. " i But the pendulum was swinging. Steam began to replace sail, and instruction in steam engineering became an important consideration. The fleet provided no opportunities for the midshipmen to learn about this new imple- ment, and the necessity for shore-based schools soon became apparent, even to the " die- hard " captains of the " Old Navy. " By 1833, schools for instruction of midshipmen had been established at Navy yards in New York, Boston, and Norfolk. But these schools did not train officers; they merely prepared midshipmen for their examinations for promotions, and attendance was voluntary. The more progressive elements in the Navy won the first round in their fight for a permanent officers ' training school in 1838, when a school was established at the Naval Asylum in Philadelphia. Midshipmen on shore duty were ordered to the school for instruction in mathematics and navigation. For four years the school plodded along. Then in 1842, one Professor fVilliam Chauvenety young, energetic, and full of ideas, arranged new and more thorough courses in mathematics and attempted to give the newly founded school a truer orientation by changing it from a " cram " school into a realistic institution for professional naval education. Although he was a few years ahead of the times, his ideas eventually reached fruition when the Naval Academy was established at Annapolis. IF WE CAN SINGLE OUT one man who contributed the most material assistance in establishing the Naval Academy, that man is George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy from 1845 to 1847. He conciliated the older elements of the Navy, allowed the younger board a free expression of their ideas, pulled a few strings of his own, and finally re- ceived the approval of all factions in the Navy for the establishment of the new school. He understood the position the " Old Navy " held regarding the training of " land- lubbers, " so the original plans provided that only midshipmen on shore duty would be accepted for instruction. Bancroft displayed a shrewd sense of evalua- tion in selecting as instructors those men who he knew would promote the ideas of the new undertaking. He named Commander Franklin Buchanan, an educated and efficient officer as well as a stern disciplinarian, to the post of Superintendent. To assist Buchanan, eight men were selected, three of whom— Lieutenant James Ward, Professor YOUNG ACADEMY BEGINS SOCIAL LIFE fViUiam Chauvenet and Professor Henry H. Lockwood— had notable records at the Naval Asylum. Lockwood a graduate of West Pointy became instructor of natural phi- losophy. His all-round experience in previous years paid rich dividends when he was placed in charge of infantry and artillery drills. Lieutenant Ward was appointed execu- tive officer and instructor in steam and gunnery. Ward Hall owes its name to this pioneering gentleman. It took a man of great ability to keep the Academy from being tossed around the halls of Congress until it no longer resembled the plans of its origina- tors. In the matter of funds, Bancroft side-stepped Congress. He had at his disposal twenty-eight thousand dollars which had been ear-marked for " instruction. " By putting most of the school ' s professors on waiting orders, he was able to use the money appro- priated for the new institution. ON AUGUST 15, 1845, Fort Severn a nine acre neck of land called Windmill Pointy was transferred from the War Department to the Navy. During the morning of October 10, 1845, Commander Buchanan assembled the officers, professors, and midshipmen in one of the recitation rooms and read to them the official letter from the Secretary of the Navy authorizing the opening of the school. After a short address he declared the school open and ready to receive its first class. Midshipmen of 1845 found no spacious Bancroft Hall in which to reside; instead they occupied several small buildings that were scattered about the yard. Brandywine Cottage housed those midshipmen who had come from the frigate Brandywine. Apollo Row derived its title from the god of the same name — the personification of manly strength and beauty. Rowdy Row needs no explanation; the Gas House received its nickname from the unrestrained garrulity of its inmates. The Abbey occupied a rather secluded spot along the northwest wall of the Academy. As might be surmised from the name, the midshipmen of the Abbey led exemplary lives; no disturbances were created, lights went out at the proper time, and everything seemed regulation. One night, how- ever, the Officer of the Day entered the Abbey only to find it deserted. Instead of slum- bering midshipmen, he found an intriguing tunnel that led underneath the wall and out into the city of Annapolis. So fell the Abbey, and the next day Rowdy Row welcomed its erstwhile dwellers with open arms to cooperative wickedness. !k Com- mander Buchanan lost no time in putting the school in running order. Midshipmen were formed into two classes: the junior class, nicknamed Youngsters, included those who had been admitted but had not been to sea, and the senior class, the so called Oldsters, who had but one year to go before their final examinations. The studies were hard and not a few succumbed. Cyrus H. Oakley of New York claims the dubious honor of being the first midshipman " returned to his friends, " or in the vernacular, " bilged. " He lasted three short days, from October 10 to 13. IN JANUARY 1846, the first naval ball was held in the Lyceum above the mess- hall. Liberty was granted every evening from four o ' clock to ten, but that was too tame for the midshipmen and especially for the " Spirit ' s Club, " led by their Grand- Master, Edward Simpson. The members selected some spot where the punch and oysters were especially good and duly chanted their " Song of the Spirits. " On their return to the -ix- grounds they would frequently confiscate all the oil lamps on the city lamp-posts and pile them up in front of the Academy gate. They organized a theatrical group which presented its talent at one of the disused city theaters. The quality of the productions was such that the civilian populace had the playhouse demolished and erected a church on the premise. Thus was founded the Presbyterian Church on Duke of Gloucester Street. The same Edward Simpson, later Rear Admiral, concludes therefrom that the Academy was an instrumentality for the wholesome spread of religious influences in the life of the community, and shall be commended for its contribution. % ATTENDANCE OF MIDSHIPMEN at the Academy was irregular because only those on shore duty could be sent for instruction. Consequently some men came up for their final examinations with only six months of preparation. The schedule origi- nally called for a five year course, the first and last years to be spent at the Academy, while the intervening three years were to be at sea. Failure in seamanship or navigation automatically rejected a midshipman; deficiency in other subjects was often permitted; however, a failure for two successive years constituted grounds for dismissal. Any midshipman who had contracted a debt he could not pay was considered to have failed. At that time the yearly pay was $350, so debts were quite customary. The difficulties the instructors met in trying to teach the young midshipmen are j)erhaps most clearly illustrated by the following incident which occurred during the annual examinations. Professor Girault with great patience had prepared one Midshipman Nelson, so that he could speak something resembling French. Nelson, however, was well aware that he could do nothing of the kind, so he memorized a series of stock phrases out of the grammer. In due season, with a half a dozen commodores present, Girault began the conversation in French: " Mr. Nelson, which is your native state? " " Thank you, I am very well, " replied Nelson, enunciating one of his memorized phrases and not understanding a word of the query. Girault glared at him and continued. " What course have you just finished? " " I am twenty-four years of age, " replied Nelson in naive rejoinder not changing a muscle of his countenance. When the conversation had reached an impasse. Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who -x- did not understand a word of French, arose and formally congratulated Girault upon his success in imparting the French language with such facile fluency and rapidity, A THREE MONTH VACATION was granted midshipmen from July 10 to October 10, 1846, during which time many needed repairs were made at the Academy. Bancroft persuaded Congress to give him another twenty-eight thousand dollars for the forthcoming year. The Academy received its first Congressional recognition when the Secretary ' s request was granted for " repairs, improvements, and instruction at the Naval School in Annapolis. " A new dining hall was constructed, the dormitories were refitted to accommodate one hundred students, a hospital foundation was laid, and the chaplain ' s quarters were enlarged. IN 1846 the Mexican War broke out. Midshipmen who had been to sea requested immediate active duty. Fifty-six were sent to the front at the end of the term. Even Commander Buchanan finally succeeded in getting into the war; he left the Academy on March 16, 1847 to command the frigate Germantown. His successor. Commander George P. Upshur was a congenial and quiet man, but midshipmen were midshipmen and hilarity and boisterousness continued to rule. They organized " supper clubs " which operated until all hours of the night. The nocturnal revels of the " Owls " and the " Crickets " stirred Annapolis to the very depths. Frequently evenings ended in pitched battles between the midshipmen, armed with pokers, and the usually amiable townspeople, who made use of assorted weapons. Liberty expired at ten p.m., but the " Owls " found " Frenching out " much more interesting. They surreptitiously scaled the walls and held their rendezvous at a popular saloon run by one Rosenthal a proverbial gentleman rivaling the Benny Havens oiWest Point. In fact, the military cadets sang a traditional song " Benny Havens, Oh " in his honor. The midshipmen not to be outdone, gave " Rosey " due recognition in the spirited lyric called " Roseygo. " This incident seems to be the first time a parallel was struck between the two academies. ' LIEUTENANT DAHLGREN attempted to give the Youngsters a few lessons on practical gunnery, but he soon gave the job up as a lost cause. Lockwood, the old reliable, already teaching mathematics and natural philosophy, delivering lectures on astronomy, and arranging the general program, immediately took over the gunnery department. He obtained several field pieces from the Army and started to drill the midshipmen in light artillery. However they didn ' t give in that easily. They stole the linch pins and threw them in the Severn; they dismantled the guns and hid the parts; they ignored the drills and heckled the instructor. Finally, on St. Patrick ' s day, the students hanged Lockwood in effigy from the Academy flagstaff. This was the last straw. The ring-leaders were ordered to court-martial for insulting a superior officer. The de- fense declared that the professors were not superior to the students since they weren ' t officers at all. Congress acted on the absurd situation in which the students were superior to their teachers by raising the instructors to the rank of officers and increasing their pay by $400 a year. The Youngsters claimed that for such an increase in pay Lockwood could afford to be hanged in effigy every year and they continued to harass and trouble the old gentleman in more subtle, but less serious ways, for several years thereafter. - .-• ' N— -XI- ANOTHER GRIEVANCE the midshipmen held against Lockwood was his " sojer " drills. They stuck to their slogan, " A messmate before a shipmate, a shipmate before a stranger, a stranger before a dog, but a dog before a ' sojer. ' " But Lockwood persisted, even though he did march an entire gun battery, complete with field piece, into the Severn before he could stammer out in desperation " Halt! " However, there were serious moments at the Academy. The remaining midshipmen in 1847 raised a fund to erect a monument commemorating those midshipmen who gave their lives in the Mexican War. The result of the drive was the Mexican Monument containing four names — Hynson, Clemsony Pillsiury, and Shubrick — alumni who nobly made the supreme sacrifice. Some midshipmen showed rare initiative in the war. After several other methods had failed, Foxhall Parker finally landed a 32 pound gun from the Potomac by running a small boat ashore, cutting out the bottom, and leaving the gun there. Midshipman Youngs a mounted messenger between the Army and the Navy, inad- vertently led a charge when his cavalry horse answered a bugle call. After the skirmish, he is reported to have received the commendation of the Colonel in command for his valorous leadership in the face of enemy fire. UNTIL 1849 the school had been operating under almost impossible conditions. Students entered and left at irregular intervals; discipline was extremely difficult to enforce; the midshipmen often were uncooperative, but in the long run the worth of the school had been tried and proven by those few midshipmen who had participated in the Mexican War. Friends of the Academy felt strong enough to initiate changes. The first step was an extension of the course to four years of actual training, two periods of two years each, interluded by three years sea duty. Examinations for entrance were held in October to insure simultaneous instructions for the new students. In 1850 the school was officially called the Naval Academy y and numerous changes were incorporated. The executive officer of the school became known as the Commandant of Midshipmen and in addition to his regular duties served as instructor in naval tactics and practical seamanship. A naval uniform wa s adopted for acting midshipmen. Along with the new changes, the marking scale of 4.0 was inaugurated and has continued in use since that time. A practice ship was attached to the Academy for summer cruises. Lieutenant Craven commanded the first practice cruise in the steamer John Hancock. So successful was this cruise that later, in 1851, the course was changed to four consecutive years at the Academy with summer cruises replacing the former sea duty required of midship- men. In fact, an entire re-organization of the Academy was approved on November 1, 1851. The act also provided that after four years the holder of a certificate of graduation was entitled to a midshipman ' s warrant, and that after two years of sea duty he could return for an examination for lieutenant. Only Annapolis graduates were to receive the warrants — the first step toward regulating the quality and quantity of the officers in the fleet; this standard was maintained until the present war. REGULAR INSTRUCTION by " classes " began in 1851. Oldsters represented those men who already held midshipmen ' s warrants and had returned to the Academy for only a year ' s instruction. Youngsters were all those " acting midshipmen on probation " " NATAL ACADEMY " ADOPTED AS OFFICIAl NAME OF SCHOOL . YOUNGSTER PRANKS TAX INSTRUCTORS ' PATIENCE who were admitted directly from civilian life under the new system. This latter group formed the First Class and remained as such until graduation. With each suc- ceeding year new students became the Second, Third, and Fourth classes. Thus was born the present class system of the Naval Academy. Another change radically affected the method of appointing midshipmen. Formerly, students came almost exclusively from the Middle Atlantic states, through the benevolence of some relative or friend who had influence in the Navy Department. With the advent of the " Naval Academy, midshipmen were to be appointed in proportion to the members of the House of Representatives, and finally in 1852 they were required to receive the recommendation of their Congressmen. The program of the Naval Academy soon became apparent as the school became master, and the students shaped themselves to the courses. New and harder subjects were introduced, the Department of Foreign Languages was estabhshed, and a stricter discipline was enforced. Still the authorities found the pranks of the Youngsters an even match for their ingenuity. The students tormented the instructors by blowing vigorously into their gas burners, thus extinguishing all their lights during study hour. The morning gun was so often loaded with bricks that only the bravest would fire it. The academic department drew its share of troubles — many an ofiicer entering a classroom was greeted by a deluge of water from buckets concealed on the door tops which he inadvertently brought down on himself by crossing the threshold. Disciplinary power for instructors later ended such pranks. A GENUINE SALUTE was always feared at the Academy. One day the Oldsters were detailed to prepare the guns of the fort for a salute to a French frigate. The con- spiring Oldsters piled up window panes underneath the muzzles of the guns. When the authorities fired the first gun of the salute there was a fearful crashing of glass. The salute could not be interrupted, so the perpetrators had the unprecedented delight of watching the officials helplessly blow all their own windows to bits — " one hundred and thirty-six in all, " as a rear-admiral who had a hand in the transaction confessed many years later at a class reunion. IN 1853 the course of instruction was handled by nine departments; Professor Chauvenet was at the head of the most important one. Astronomy and Navigation. More land was again needed, so Superintendent Stribling purchased the land which the Chapel, administration building, and officers ' club now occupy. The land was used for officers ' quarters at that time and the road was called Blake Row. Another purchase added the land lying along the Severn on the opposite side of Maryland Avenue. Today Isherwood Hall stands on part of the added acreage. Some of the buildings constructed around this time were quite worthless. In fact, an entire side of one of the midshipmen ' s quarters was blown down in a storm. But the Academy still held out; it was young, and it was striving. In 1855 the original Fourth Class entered; almost simul- taneously the " my Plebe " tradition sprang up. New Third Classmen selected particular members of the incoming class over whom they kept a watchful eye. Eventually this practice developed into a First Class privilege, and today, strange as it may seem, the closest relationship at the Naval Academy is between the First Class and the Plebes. " T ' MIDSHIPMEN NEEDED RECREATION but little was provided; a bowling alley and a boat house had been constructed, but the bowling alley burned down and no attempt was made to rebuild it. Gatherings " behind the battery " occupied the leisure time of most students. Oldsters gathered there to sing songs to the green Young- sters. One of their favorites was the prelude to the modern " Yea Furlough, " so familiar to today ' s midshipmen. " G)me all ye gallant middies, Who are going on furlough, We ' ll sing the song of liberty, We ' re going for to go. " " Take your tobacco lively. And pass the grog around. We ' ll have a jolly time tonight Before we ' re homeward bound. " NOT EVERY STUDENT that entered the school graduated. It was more custom- ary to " bilge " than to graduate; of the first 1,209 midshipmen admitted only 269 completed the course. George Dewey entered with a class of seventy-five men; after his annual examination in June, 1855, only thirty-eight were retained. The career of the future admiral himself almost came to an abrupt end when he stood just under the line, ranking thirty-fifth in the class. Upon graduation, however, he stood No. 5 in his class of fifteen men and received the star which went to the five highest midshipmen. It might be interesting to note that his lowest standing was in naval tactics and gun- nery, the very essentials of his stellar victory some forty years later at Manila Bay. Another great naval name appeared on the honor rolls the year following Dewey ' s graduation. It was that oi Alfred Thayer Mahan, who stood second in his class and had the added distinction of being the first three-year man to graduate from Annapolis. THE ACADEMY was first honored with a visit from a President of the United States when Franklin Pierce attended a naval ball in 1856. We also find the first literary society at the Academy in 1858; it was formed in honor oi James Lawrence, whose famous words, " Don ' t Give Up the Ship, " adorn Memorial Hall today. During this same period the Japanese Bell was presented to the Academy by the widow of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, according to his wish at the time of his death in March, 1858. The inscription on the bell is quite lengthy and was finally translated about 1875 by a Japanese subject who was attending the Naval Academy. - MIDSHIPMEN GRADUATES of the Academy soon proved to be very efficient aboard ship and Captains chose the new men from the shore school in preference to merchant marine officers. As the Academy increased in scope, a serious rooming shortage was felt. Appropriations for new buildings could not be obtained and the existing ac- commodations were far too limited. The old practice ship Plymouth was converted into a school-ship and the entering Fourth Class were quartered aboard her in the fall of 1859. Soon after, the historic old Constitution replaced the Plymouth as school-ship. Material improvement in the teaching personnel was forthcoming with the in- clusion of many young line officers. Among them was Lieutenant Stephen B. Luce whose admirable work Seamanship was written for the midshipmen and constituted the standard text in that subject for years to come. Some followed it so closely that the story is told of one young officer who was tacking ship according to the instructions PRESIDENT ATTENDS NAVAL BALL in Luce ' s book. In the midst of the maneuver, he, having lost one page unknowingly, glanced down to the next sheet that turned up and in literal conformity with the text he read, unhesitatingly gave the command, " Let go the starboard anchor. " Colored barbers and mess attendants at the Academy were in vogue in 1860 just as they are today. One barber, Moses Lake who had been to Europe as the servant of Commander Buchanan decorated the walls of his shop with pictures and inscriptions, such as these: " Windsor Castle visited by Mr. Moses Lake, September, 1858. " " Mount Vesuvius, first seen by Mr. Moses Lake, October, 1858. " WITH THE OPENING OF CIVIL WAR HOSTILITIES came the most trying years of the young institution. Southern midshipmen took up their state allegiances. Some had resigned as early as December, 1860. Midshipman William Sampson, top ranking man in his class, walked arm in arm with the other honor man as far as the gate, where the latter left to join his southern comrades. The major break, however, came in April, 1861. A peace pipe was smoked, and then all hands were ordered aboard the Constitution. The drums beat for formation; Northerners and Southerners fell in; the band played The Star Spangled Banner and Hail Columbia; Commandant Rodgers spoke quietly and pleadingly, and then ordered all those who desired to resign to fall out of ranks. It was a pitiful farewell, amid sincere handclasps and tearful good-byes. Even the officers went their respective ways. Lieutenant William Parker and his brother Foxhall both were officers in the Navy. William argued that they should remain loyal to the North because of education and Navy ties; Foxhall v diS equally determined that they should join the South on account of family and state connections. They separated after their talk, and each was so persuasive that he convinced the other — William resigned and Foxhall remained true to the Union. The Constitution flew her battle flag of old, stood down the Chesapeake, and laid her course due north. She sailed to Newport, Rhode Island, which was to be the new home of the Academy for several years. Again the need for junior officers was pressing; the First, Second, and Third Classes were sent to war; the Fourth Class remained aboard the Constitution. THE 1862 REORGANIZATION of the Navy provided that the rank of " passed midshipman " would be abolished and in its stead the Academy graduate would be commissioned an ensign. Annapolis men in the Civil War lived up to the expectations of its founders and advocates. Lieutenant Cushing displayed remarkable ingenuity and daring when he placed a torpedo directly under the side of the Confederate ram Albemarle and pulled the firing lanyard himself. He escaped only by diving into the water and swimming to safety. Cushing, Preston, and Midshipman Benjamin Porter led the Naval battalion into action at Fort Fisher. Robley D. Evans, the famous " Fight- ing Bob, " was wounded several times in the same engagement and was the only officer who reached the parapet of the fort. The two great admirals of the next war were trained in adversity, with Sampson losing his ship from under him, and Dewey being forced to abandon the venerable Mississippi while the crew set her afire. The War between the States was the first major test of the value of the Naval Academy and firmly convinced the country that the Academy was an absolutely necessary institution. -xv- TRYING TIMES faced the Academy in the remaining war years. Popular clamor demanded simpler courses for the students; the " Old Navy " looked askance at the " high science " which the midshipmen were learning; the progressive elements favored more thorough training. Secretary Welles ordered many new men to the Academy to provide a large source of junior officers. Bad effects soon resulted. Graduates became lieutenant commanders in three or four years and remained as such for the next two decades; promotions were at a standstill. - The internal organization of the Academy was in a makeshift condition because of the war requirements; new appointees taxed the school to the limit; discussion raged over the inclusion of steam engineering in the regular course; the need for an intelligent, far-seeing, strong guiding hand was press- ing. Admiral David Dixon Porter was that man. Since his eleventh year he had led a Navy life; he had been a midshipman in the Mexican Navy, entered the Civil War as a lieu- tenant and emerged a rear admiral two years later. When he moved the Academy back to MORE DIFFICULTIES PLAGUE ACADEMY II -XVI- Annapolis, he found the grounds in a horrible condition; the buildings had been used as hospitals, ruts pitted the sod everywhere, horses had eaten the young willow seedlings, beer sheds had been erected on the grounds, and even the Superintendent ' s house was used as a billiard parlor. Porter cleaned the Academy grounds, obtained enthusiastic young officers of Civil War experience for instructors and made Lieutenant Commander Luce the Commandant. He established a department of steam engineering headed by Chief Engineer William W. W. Wood, better known to the Youngsters as " W O D. " A new building was erected complete with models and apparatus and special students called " cadet engineers " took a two-year course in the new steam engineering. PORTER INTRODUCED a new executive organization. The battalion was com- prised of four divisions, each containing six gun crews of twenty men each. The ranking cadet midshipman was the cadet lieutenant commander, followed in order by cadet lieutenant, ensign, first, and second gun captains. New markings were adopted to des- ignate the officers, starting with one chevron for the second gun captain and adding one more for each advance in rank, so that finally the cadet lieutenant commander had more gold braid than the admiral himself and to that Porter declared he would not submit. Consequently the system was changed. Four quarter-inch stripes crowned with two diamonds designated the cadet lieutenant commander, three stripes and two dia- monds signified cadet lieutenant, and so on down the line with the second gun captain wearing a single diamond. Midshipman S. Nicholson Kane, number one man in his class, became the first cadet lieutenant commander in 1866. ■ ■5 No Superintendent ever took greater personal interest in the welfare of his charges than did Admiral Porter. He organized a sports program including baseball, boxing, and rowing, and even put on the boxing gloves himself. Tradition has it that the Admiral was once knocked out by a midshipman and took it cheerfully. The barbette of Fort Severn was turned into a well equipped gymnasium and a fleet of sailing launches was obtained for weekend recreation and practice. Weekly dances were held in the Lyceum and a minstrel guilds — forerunners of the " Adasqueraders " — presented private theatricals. Parades became more showy and one afternoon even the band appeared in gaily colored marching attire. NOTHING WAS LEFT UNCHANGED under the Porter regime. The old quar- ters, nine individual buildings, were replaced by the New Quarters, a five-story build- ing which was used mainly as a midshipman ' s dormitory. On the first deck there was a large mess hall, several recitation rooms, and the recreation room. Near the present site of Tecumseh was built a new chapel which was to serve until the completion of the modern building just after the turn of the century. Expansion of the Academy meant that more land was needed. Porter bought the mansion and gardens of the Governor of Maryland. The lower floor of the mansion became a library; the upper floors were given over to the Superintendent ' s offices. Ten more acres along College Creek were purchased from St. John ' s Academy and finally Strawberry Hill, a 67 acre tract of land across the creek, completed the list of land additions made during Porter ' s reign. The Naval Academy Cemetery is part of the old Strawberry Hill and west of the Cemetery are the handsome grounds and buildings of the United States Naval Hospital. IN 1868, the midshipmen drilled against IVest Point in an exhibition. The sailors excelled in the manual, but the Pointers took honors in marching — midshipmen had sea legs as well as smart heels to look after. In 1869 the first class to designate itself by its graduating year completed its course at the Academy claiming also the honor of having the first " class ring. " Porter inspired in the midshipmen pride in themselves and in their school. He placed them solely on their honor — one of the fundamental principles of the Academy today, and trusted them implicitly with amazing results. THE PERIOD OF NAVAL STAGNATION after a serious war was felt at the Academy. Appointments were reduced from two to one for each Congressman, but the pay upon graduation was increased to $800. When Commodore fVorden replaced Admiral Porter in 1869, he found little to change; his biggest work was to keep the Academy functioning smoothly. The Academy itself advanced, but outside influences again brought hard times back to the midshipmen. In 1870, acting midshipmen became cadet midshipmen, and upon graduation received their warrant as midshipmen; then they waited until a vacancy appeared before becoming ensign. Cadet engineers were taken in again as a class in 1871 for two years study; three years later the course was changed to four years: steam was becoming more and more imj)ortant; in 1872, the first steam ship cruise was made on the Tallapoosa. The back log of junior officers finally became so great that in 1873 the Academy course was lengthened to six years — the last two at sea — and no more appointments were to be granted until that course was completed. This deplorable condition too frequently arose in peace times. DURING THESE post war years, a new problem had come into prominence at the Naval Academy — hazing. In 1871 several members of the incoming class received some rather rough handling. Complaints from parents, friends, and Congressmen poured in. But this was only the start; the victimized plebes became only the more rough upon the next entering class. At one time a fond father was pressing charges against the department because of the treatment to which his child had been subjected by the " young brutes in Government uniform " but before the matter could be thoroughly investigated in due course of red tape, there had arisen a new set of incriminations against his boy for indulging in a " little harmless fun with the newcomers. " The legis- lators finally took matters into their own hands and passed the " Hazing Law " of 1874, which prescribed a court-martial for every hazing offense, no matter how trivial. The law had little actual effect at the Academy, but in the course of time a sensible attitude was taken by both midshipmen and authorities; some ten years later the law was repealed and was very easily forgotten. COMMODORE WORDEN liked ceremonies and fanfare. He generously con- gratulated the battalion for the initiative it had shown in putting out a fire in the en- gineering building. He inaugurated the practice of " star " men (3.4 or above) taking their places in the front of the battalion upon graduation. The battalion made its first public appearance in 1873 when it marched in Washington , D. C, at the second inaug- uration of President Grant. fVorden Field — the present parade grounds at the Academy — was purchased during Commodore fVorden ' s incumbency as Superintendent. CONTROVERSY FLARES OVER HAZING QUESTION The cumulative effect of stagnation in the navy required the fullest effort of the next Superintendent, Rear Admiral C. R. P. Rodgers, to keep the Academy on its feet. He worked against great odds. Midshipmen saw no future in the Navy — a period of five to eight years as " passed midshipmen " awaited them upon graduation. Hazing again broke out, and many new pranks were found with which to annoy the officers. A few excerpts from the " misdemeanor book " of 1877 illustrate the general character of the times: BED, pouring water in another cadet ' s 2 demerits CHAIR, chalking, for benefit of sitter 2 demerits LOOKING GLASS, casting reflections with 2 demerits POCKETS, in trousers 1 demerit Commodore Foxhall A. Parker of the earlier Civil War incident, took the reins in 1888. The most salient feature during his term of service was the great Annapolis fire to which the battalion repaired with all available fire-fighting equipment. So gallantly did they perform that the privilege of smoking was granted to all midshipmenvyt A t A i Thirty-five years had passed since the opening of the naval school and progress was quite marked. In 1880 the Naval Academy was acknowledged to have the best course in marine engineering in the country. The older men in the Navy congenially derided the new learning with verses such as: « ' Now we ' ve had quite enough of the antique ideas " Scarce one of all those who with Farragut fought, Of those chaps who are nothing but sailors; Or with Porter stood fire stout-hearted, They were well in their way, but this is the day Is versed in Keramics or Thermo-dynamics, Of Science, Aesthetics, and Tailors. " So the day of their use has departed. " DESPITE THE PROGRESS of the Naval Academy, the Navy reached its lowest ebb in 1882. A law was passed which made the students naval cadets, taking away any officer status that they might have attached to their title of midshipmen. Further- more, no commissions in the lower grades were to be given until vacancies existed. This same law provided that Marine Corps officers should come from the Academy. As a result of the depressing conditions, only twenty-one of the sixty-three graduates of 1881 were kept in the Navy. The rest were torn from their profession after six years of prepara- tion and returned to civilian life. For two years even the time-honored title of " mid- shipman " dropped out of the Navy, as graduates were made junior ensigns. And now to the Academy came Captain Francis M. Ramsay, a reformist with definite ideas and an inflexible determination. Practical drills were incorporated into the academic program; the course itself was divided into two three-year periods, basic studies occupying the first half, professional subjects and experience afloat comprising the second. New coefficients were assigned to the various studies, and conduct counted almost as much as foreign languages. Previously cadets had been quartered by classes; now they lived by divisions. More authority and responsibility was placed in the hands of cadet officers, and the title of " gun captain " was changed to " petty officer " in order to conform to fleet organization. These far-reaching changes produced more friction in the " system. " At one time the entire First Class were confined aboard the SanteCy -m- Academy station ship. Hazing broke out anew and was accompanied by almost routine court martials. But the changes were intrinsically good, and soon the silver lining began to appear. In 1884 the First Class were commissioned full ensigns immediately upon graduation. According to a new law, the students were reclassified in an officer ' s status. Ramsay ' s chief improvement upon the buildings and grounds was the demolition of the Superintendent ' s house, which had stood since 1790. THE FAMILIAR FACE of Commander fTimam T. Sampson appeared at the Academy for the fourth time, in 1886 — this time as Superintendent; previously he had been stationed here as a midshipman, as assistant professor, and later as head of the Department of Philosophy and head of the Department of Physics. Sampson succeeded in smoothing out Ramsay ' s many reforms. Midshipmen in their senior year were divided into two groups, engineers and line, each pursuing their respective professional studies. Today midshipmen take pride in their posture and physical condition. Not so in the 1880 ' s. The class of 1887 looked so bad June Week that morning exercises were established the next year. Alumni took a keen interest in the midshipmen and in 1890 organized the NAA — Navy Athletic Association. Under its auspices, the first Army- Navy football game took place on Thanksgiving Day, 1890. The Navy won the game, the first in a long and traditional rivalry, by a score of 24-0. In 1892 the Academy adopted blue and gold as its colors replacing the maroon and white; blue symbolized the dark sea waters and gold represented the ornaments and braid of the naval uniform. Rowing came to the fore in 1893 when Naval Cadet Winston L. Churchill of Mis- souri made a special trip to Yale to learn the fine points of the sport. In 1894 the Acad- emy claimed the first midshipman to hold a world ' s record. Cadet Izard won the fifty yard swim in 3l| seconds. Robert Means Thompson, Class of ' 68, presented the Academy with a silver loving cup, whereon was to be inscribed yearly the name of the cadet most eminent in athletics. «k On July 4, 1897, the entire Fourth Class found themselves on the receiving end of a demand request for their temporary presence aboard the Santee. They were indicted for firing the ship ' s guns in celebration earlier that morning. This custom of assigning midshipmen confinement aboard the Academy station ship remained a standard punish- ment until 1940 when the Executive Department decided to confine the midshipmen to their rooms in Bancroft Hall in order to accommodate more enlisted personnel on the ship. THE NEW ACADEMY IS BORN -xx- IT WAS TIME FOR WAR AGAIN. One day in April, 1898, the First Class were unceremoniously handed their diplomas at noon meal in the mess hall. A month later the Second Class left and seventy-five more underclassmen joined their comrades in June and July. Practically the entire battalion was in the war; many of our present admirals received their first taste of battle in the Spanish-American War. Admiral Cervera of the defeated Spanish Navy and his captive officers lived along Buchanan Row during the latter part of the war. Probably no prisoners of war ever received better attention; they attended dances, bicycled around the Yard, and thoroughly enjoyed their two months ' sojourn. - -5! In May, 1899, the Personnel Bill amalgamated the engineers and the line; since then the midshipmen have all taken the same basic course. The Academy Crest, designed by Park Benjamin, Class of 1867, was adopted in 1899. The trident is the ancient symbol of sea power; the motto represents the purpose of the Academy; the book depicts the scholastic ideas; and the shield exhibits a Roman galley coming bows on into action, truly a distinguished crest for a now famous school. THE TURN of the century saw a great transformation at the Naval Academy. Just as the ancien regime had passed out of existence in the town of Annapolis, so was the old Academy destined to close its career. The New Academy was presaged in the report made by the Congressional Board of Visitors in 1895, which condemned the existing buildings for further use, even stating that they were a menace to health and safety. Colonel Robert Means Thompson, Class of 1868, a friend of the Academy and a member of the Board, engaged Mr. Ernest Flagg, a New York architect, to draw up a complete plan for a new Naval Academy. Congress appropriated one million dollars and on March 29, 1899, the rebuilding of the Academy began. The inevitable con- troversies involved in making changes in an existing organization were manifest, but obstructionists were slowly defeated as the old buildings were torn down, one by one. New land was made available for the new buildings by dredging mud up out of Chesa- peake Bay. The Flagg plan was drawn up to permit expansion of the various buildings and this phase of the plan later proved to be of great value. Luce Hall, Melville Hall, the Natatorium, the new Mess Hall, and Ward Hall have all been erected since the first World War. Bancroft Hall itself, the largest dormitory in the world, has had four wings added, and today houses over three thousand midshipmen and their activity rooms. When the famous little pill box known as Fort Severn was condemned in 1909 to make way for the new halls, the physical transformation of the Academy was completed. The survival of the old Fort until the last was due primarily to reasons of sentiment. It was the birthplace of American naval education and probably should have been spared as a museum for that reason alone. Only the monuments survived the transformation, for they were already firmly embedded in naval tradition as symbols of the unconquer- able spirit and lofty motives of the men whose names they bore. ; : In 1902 the title of " naval cadet " was officially abolished by an act of Congress and the traditional nautical title of " midshipman " was restored. During this period of rebuilding the midshipmen were quartered in wooden barracks along what is now Chauvenet Walk. An increase in the number of midshipmen in 1903 resulted in the -xxi- formation of a brigade composed of two battalions of four companies each. This organ- ization was maintained until the outbreak of the first World War when the midshipmen were formed as a regiment of four battalions. At that time there were three companies to a battalion. By the simple expedient of varying the number of men in each company it became an easy matter to handle changes in the size of the regiment. Since 1914 the battalions have varied in composition from two to the present five companies. » 5; THE FIRST DECADE of the New Academy was a busy and eventful one. Even foreign countries took note of the educational prowess of the Naval Academy. Japan sent some fifteen students here during the course of several decades. The first one, Jiro Matsumulla, had entered in 1869 and eventually became Vice-Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Class of 1900 graduated Hiroaki Tamura the last of the Japanese to attend the Academy. In the next four or five classes were graduated the men who today guide the destiny of the most powerful Navy that history has ever recorded, men like Admiral Ernest J. King, Admiral William F. Halsey, and Admiral Harold R. Stark. The ragtime era of American history found the life at the Naval Academy highlighted by visits from representative squadrons of foreign navies. In 1905 the remains of the " Father of the American Navy, " John Paul Jones, were brought to the Naval Academy for final interment. A search had been underway for several years before the grave was definitely located in France by General Horace Porter, then American Ambassador to France. In 1913 Dahlgren Hall was first filled to capacity for the impressive ceremonies when Admiral Jones ' remains were taken to the splendid sarcophagus located in the crypt beneath the chapel. A very solemn crowd was assembled to pay honor to the memory of our greatest naval hero and heard President Theodore Roosevelt close the historic day with the Olympian statement that " the man who never surrenders never has to make excuses, " — an appropriate corollary to the fighting words given the Navy by Jones. The tomb itself is surrounded by eight massive monolithic columns of Pyrenean marble. On the marble floor around the tomb are arranged the names of the seven ships Jones commanded or captured during the Revolutionary War: Serapis, Alliance, Providence, Bon Homme Richard, Alfred, Ariel, and Ranger. DURING THIS SAME YEAR the famous battle song of the Navy was born. Bandmaster Charles A. Zimmerman had long made a habit of composing a march for each graduating class and playing it during the June Week festivities. For his efforts Lieutenant Zimmerman was rewarded with a medal by the honored class, a practice that eventually made the rotund bandmaster the butt of many jokes by the midship- men because his marches usually were soon forgotten and never played again. One day Midshipman Alfred H. Miles, a member of the First Class Choir, approached him and offered to collaborate for the purpose of composing a march that would be inspiring, — a march that would " live. " The two men sat down at the chapel organ and worked out the stirring words and music to the immortal classic Anchors Aweigh. Navy men ever since have been steadfast in their belief that no college can boast of a marching song to match it. The song was first sung by the Regiment at the Army-Navy football game of 1907, at which time the midshipmen won the second successive victory over the EARLY 1900 ' S AT THE NEW ACADEMY y ri ' nninrf=»rf -= HB i f MEMORIALS TO OUR NAVAL GREAT -nil- fFest Point cadets. This march has been the football fight song of the Academy since its first singing. A stirring hymn, Navy Blue and Gold was composed in the middle twenties by Professor J. W. Crosley to serve as the Alma Mater song. The true sentiments of the Academy graduate for his Alma Mater are nowhere more nobly expressed than in this hymn. This same year saw the completion o( Maury Hall, the home of the Depart- ment of Mathematics and the Department of English, History, and Government; Sampson Hall, the home of the Department of Electrical Engineering; Mahan Hall, the scene of all lectures, stage productions, and movies for the midshipmen; and the new Administration Building. ONE OF THE MANY TASKS confronting the duty officers at the Naval Academy was that of developing the midshipmen from school boys to polished gentlemen with the strictest sense of dignity and honor. The close attention to detail which this required can be seen by examining the dancing regulations which th e Department of Discipline (forerunner of the Executive Department) formulated in 1913: 1. None of the modern dances will be performed under any circumstances. 2. Midshipmen must keep their left arm straight during all dances. 3. A space of three inches must be kept between the dancing couple. 4. Midshipmen must not take their partner ' s arm under any circumstances. 5. Midshipmen will not leave the ballroom floor until the dance has been completed and all officers and their guests have left. With such restrictions it is not surprising that midshipmen did not acquire grace on the dance floor. Smoking was also strictly regulated by the Department of Discipline. It had been a hard and fast rule for many years that midshipmen would not be permitted to smoke in their rooms, but later years brought the extraordinary privilege for First Classmen of keeping their smoking articles in cabinets in Recreation Hall, where they could congregate after dinner for a smoke and a chat. It is from this privilege that Recreation Hall acquired its more popular name of Smoke Hall. The NAVAL ACADEMY grounds have always been a Valhalla of American naval heroes and it is to these men that the numerous impressive memorials are erected about the Yard. The first object of interest to the visitor in Bancroft Hall is the flag hung high in Memorial Hall. It is under this flag that all midshipmen begin their naval careers as they take the oath of office. The flag is simple, but it has a message of fighting courage and determination in its blue folds. The uneven white letters stitched on the faded blue field spell out the words always present in the subconscious mind of the Naval Academy graduate as he takes on the mantel of an officer— " DON ' T GIVE UP THE SHIP. " These undying words of Captain Lawrence of the Chesapeake, flown on this flag by Com- modore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie significantly confront the midshipman on his first and last day at the Naval Academy — initially as he takes the oath of office as a midshipman, and finally as he is commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. THE CONSPICUOUS little Mexican War monument midway between Bancroft Hall and the academic group, honors the midshipmen who fell in the war with Mexico. A short distance away stands the obelisk erected to the memory of Commander JVilliam L. Herndon. The story back of this stone is a poignant one. As the captain of a ship which was foundering off Hatteras on September 12, 1857, Commander Herndon, seeing that nothing more could be done to save his ship and his men, went below, donned his full dress uniform and returned to the bridge. A few minutes later the ship began to sink rapidly. As the vessel plunged beneath the waves he came to a rigid attention and proudly raised his hat, — " a gesture that for true majesty is unparalleled in naval history. " : The oldest and most ornate monument found on the grounds of the Academy is the Tripolitan monument commemorating the intrepidity of the six gallant young officers of our infant Navy in its war with the Barbary pirates. The names of Somers, Caldwell, Israel, Dorsey, Wadsworth, and Decatur are indelibly im- pressed on the minds of all new Plebes in their first days at the Academy as are their exploits. Each and every monument found at the Academy has its story of devotion to duty, self-sacrifice, courage, and determination to add in some way to the rich heritage of tradition that forms the solid foundation of our Navy. THE MAGNIFICENT CHAPEL BUILDING was completed in 1908. This im- posing edifice, in the form of a Greek cross, with a huge dome over two hundred feet high, was built at a cost of over $400,000. The splendid bronze doors were given to the Academy by Colonel Robert Means Thompson in memory of the Class of 1868. Once inside the Chapel one is awed by the richness and beauty of the architecture and espe- cially the stained glass windows. The main windows are memorials to the Navy ' s first three admirals — Porter, Dewey, and Farragut; the two flanking windows portray the mission of the Chapel. One, dedicated to Lieutenant Commander Theodorus B. Mason, shows Sir Galahad with his sheathed sword before him. The other portrays a newly com- missioned ensign being shown by Christ the beacon he must follow as an officer. In 1939 it was decided to enlarge the Chapel in order to accommodate the increasing size of the regiment. Accordingly an extension was added which changed the plan from a Greek cross to the more familiar Christian cross. On March 16, 1941, the Construction Corps of the Navy presented a " church " ship model to the Naval Academy on behalf of the alumni of the Academy who were members of the Construction Corps when it was amal- gamated with the Navy the previous year. This votive ship model, measuring more than ten and one half feet overall, hangs from a heavy steel chain in the arch of the nave near the entrance of the new extension. The history of the votive ship model goes back to the earliest days when man associated the sea and the ship with an unseen deity who would look out for " They that go down to the sea in ships. " As far as is known, this is the only real votive ship model in the Western Hemisphere. Below the new Chapel extension is St. Andrew ' s Chapel, named for the Patron Saint of Sailors, used for weddings, baptisms, Sunday School classes, choir practices, and other rites. The Chapel visitor will always find that the most impressive moments there are those during Sunday services when the regiment reverently sings the Naval Academy hymn. FIRST WORLD WAR FINDS ACADEMY PREPARED -XXIV- DURING THE first World War the policy of the Navy Department concerning the Naval Academy was to accelerate the course of study. The class of 1917 graduated three months early and the Class of 1918 graduated in June of 1917, one year early. The three year course remained in effect until the end of the war, when it reverted to the four year plan. The expanding navy of wartime required more officers than the Naval Academy could provide so a three month course was devised to train special- ized reserve ensigns. Rear Admiral Eberle, then Superintendent, supervised this pro- gram which graduated four classes of reserve officers, popularly known to regular officers as " ninety-day-wonders. " Since the first war the Naval Academy has been particularly fortunate in its assignment of Superintendents. All have been outstanding men with distinguished records of service and professional accomplishment. On July 5, 1921, Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson became Superintendent and was immediately con- fronted with a Congressional invQStxgation of hazing. Prior to this time the hazing situa- tion at the Academy was nothing to be spoken of lightly. The civilian professors often wondered just what went on the night before in Bancroft Hall that made the Plebes come to class with swollen lips, black eyes, bruise marks, and cuts. The result of this investiga- tion was another Act of Congress forbidding the practice of hazing. Once this troublesome situation was settled Admiral fFilson determined to make some sweeping changes in the existing scheme of things and accomplished most of his objectives. He did a great deal to liberalize the " rates " and privileges of the midshipmen, conscientiously believing that the life of the midshipman was too strict. His fair and speedy justice met with the approval of the midshipmen who came to be great admirers of the methods of his administration. An excellent example of his celerity in assigning punishments for dis- ciplinary offenses is that case in which the midshipman was dismissed and left the Academy within six hours after being reported. The aggressive Superintendent also revived the lethargic sports program to the highest degree of activity it had ever at- tained. There were as many as forty organized and coached tennis teams in competition in one after noon after classes — a great accomplishment in comparison to the numerous " radiator squads " of earlier years. The uniform of the midshipmen was changed at this time from that resembling the dress of the fVest Point cadet to the present neat and far more practical open lapel type blue service suit. The privilege of smoking in the rooms of Bancroft Hall was granted to all midshipmen along with the first Christ- mas leave in the history of the Academy. PRIOR TO 1924 it has been a custom for Second Classmen to purchase their cherished class rings and keep them in their rooms until after the final navigation ex- amination of that year. On that fateful day First Classmen would unceremoniously accost Second Classmen leaving the examination building, drag them to Dewey Basin and cast them into the Severn. In 1924 an unfortunate accident, causing the death of a midshipman focused attention on the unorthodox method by which the Second Class- men received their rings. This rough and noisy ceremony was to be replaced by one more dignified and memorable — the Ring Dance. This is the only dance midshipmen attend; all other similar entertainments are called " hops. " The Ring Dance is, next to gradua- -m- tion, perhaps the most important event in the life of a midshipman. It is here that he receives the cherished symbol of his days at the Naval Academy — the ring that desig- nates him a member of the great fraternity of seafaring men that have graduated from the United States Naval Academy. The Ring Dance is one of the most impressive and beautiful dances to be found anywhere. Memorial Hall with its tablets of hallowed memory was usually the scene of the dance until recent years when the size of the class necessitated the use of larger MacDonough Hall. The day is customarily that on which the senior class graduates. A huge golden ring modeled after the class ring with the Academy and class crests on opposite sides is set atop a dais. Clever interior lighting causes the setting of the ring to glow with a soft brilliance. Elaborate decorations and the best obtainable music create an atmosphere charged with romance and tradition. The Second Classman chooses his partner carefully and if his sweetheart cannot attend he will usually escort his other best girl, his mother. His " One and Only " accompanies him and dips his ring, suspended from a lace ribbon, into a compass binnacle filled with water from the Atlantic the Pacific, and the Caribbean, symbolic of his future home. The couple then passes through the huge ring where the lady places the ring on her gentleman ' s finger, class crest inboard until after his graduation one year hence, when, by custom, the Academy crest is worn inboard. At this time the young lady may receive a miniature ring to be regarded as an engagement ring. The couple then kiss and seal the ceremony. Ik CLASSES WERE SMALL during the twenties because of the world wide move- ment to limit armaments which began with the Washington Disarmament Conference of 1921. The size of the regiment has never determined its worth, however, and the small regiment of 1926 was no exception. That was the year that Navy journeyed westward to play Army in Soldiers Field Stadium, Chicago, before the largest crowd ever to see a football game, 110,000. The game ended in a 21-21 tie, but has been ranked by most of the followers of the game as one of the greatest football contests. It was at this time that the inter-service school rivalry first reached a fever pitch. Commander Tom Hamilton, present director of the Navy ' s pre-flight physical indoctrination pro- gram for V-5 cadets, was the hero of the Navy when on that day he coolly booted the tying point before one of the most tense crowds in football history. THROUGHOUT THE TWENTIES and thirties the academic standards of the Academy were continually being raised and new courses added. The Department of Foreign Languages typifies the progress that was made in all departments during these years. The foreign languages offered for study in 1850 were French and Spanish, whereas today the midshipman has his choice of any one of seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, or Japanese. This choice, incidentally, is the only elective allowed the midshipman in his career at the Academy. In 1930 the Associa- tion of American Universities accredited the Naval Academy as a member, permitting graduates to be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. Colonel Robert Means Thompson of the Class of 1868, the man whose unfailing interest in the early Naval Academy en- deared him to all midshipman, was honored on May 30, 1931, by the dedication of POST WAR YEARS OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT " ' j;: ' •S -XXVI- Thompson Stadium. The steel bleachers were made ot metal taken from the battleships scrapped by the Five-power Armament treaty of 1922. -51 THE DUTIES of the Superintendent were placed on the broad shoulders of Rear Admiral David Foote Sellers in 1934. He was very energetic and determined that the Academy should graduate men of action. His views on the purpose of the Academy were a topic of extensive debates among the officers and civilian instructors — and the midshipmen. The crux of the debate was whether or not engineering subjects should dominate cultural subjects at the Academy. Which should be stressed ? Admiral Sellers gave the answer in no uncertain terms in his classic statement of the mission of the Naval Academy: " . . . the Naval Academy has before it one objective — the developmenty training, and education of officers to fight in the Fleet. " Succeeding Rear Admiral Sellers was a young flag officer with a reputation as a strict disciplinarian, Rear Admiral Wilson Brown, Class of 1902. This Superintendent ' s tour of duty was characterized by the appearance of new buildings in the Yard. Melville Hall, named for the Chief Engineer of the ill-fated Jeanette Arctic Expedition of 1877, was con- structed to house the modern internal combustion laboratory. Ever since the Brooklyn Lyceum was established in 1834 the Navy had desired an adequate museum as an ex- hibition place and storehouse for the enormous collection of doc uments and relics gathered by the Navy in its world travels. Several rooms in Mahan Hall were used for a long time as a makeshift museum because a conservative Congress wouldn ' t ap- propriate funds for the construction of a separate building for this use. In 1938 the Naval Institute and the Naval Athletic Association donated $50,000 and $150,000 respectively for the construction of a new museum with offices for these two organiza- tions located in the building. Congress authorized the Secretary of the Navy to accept the money. Admiral Sellers laying the cornerstone in March, 1938. One of the Navy ' s most outstanding authorities on naval history, Captain Harry A. Baldridge, Class of 1902, was chosen as curator, a position he has filled with great success. Today the museum is one of the most complete repositories of naval history in the world. Con- tained among its thousands of objects is the Henry Huddleston Rodgers collection of ship models valued at over $1,000,000, the Malcolm Storer collection of 1,240 naval and military medals awarded from the Revolutionary War up to and including the present world conflict, and the Henry B. Culver library on naval architecture. Prominent among the exhibits seen is the only existing complete collection of Naval Academy class rings. IN 1936 the Naval Academy received a gift from Mr. S. V. Makaroff that was eventually to result in the formation of the handsome Academy Yacht Squadron. Mr. Afa aro presented the beautiful mahogany-hulled Vamarie to the assembled regi- ment of midshipmen on Worden Field as the handsome yacht gently rode the light waves of College Creek beside the parade field. The Vamarie, a staysail ketch, was built in Bremen, Germany and for four years as an ocean racer she had won cup after cup under the skillful hand and eye of Mr. Makaroffi. In 1938 a crew of midshipmen manned her in a race to Bermuda under the command of Captain John F. Shafroth, the first open seaway race participated in by Midshipmen representing the Naval Academy. The -mil- Highland Light, a boat having the distinction of being rated in the highest racing classi- fication for wooden ships by Lloyds of London was acquired a short time thereafter. Mr. Stirling Morton further enlarged the new squadron with his presentation of the powerful schooner Freedom. Next to join the proud little fleet was the fast schooner Spindrift, a gift of Mr. W. W. Lanahan of Baltimore. Designed for Bay sailing, the Spindrift is a fine racing sloop and enjoys immense popularity with the midshipmen. The Seamanship Department realized the value of this extra-curricular activity from a pro- fessional standpoint early in the game and authorized the drawing up of plans for twelve yawls. The first three, the y lert, Intrepid, and Resolute were added in 1939; the Restless, Active, and Frolic joined the squadron in 1942 and the remaining six were acquired in the fall of 1943. These yawls are superb for training purposes and rarely lack a full crew. The Naval Academy Yacht Squadron has earned a fine reputation along the Bay and participates in virtually all races held in the area. AFTER EACH GRADUATION it has long been the custom for the First Class and the Third Class to embark on a summer practice cruise on men-of-war. This practice began in 1851 with the cruise of the Hancock on Chesapeake Bay. Between 1860 and 1872 the historic ships Constitution and Santee were utilized for European and Atlantic coast cruises. After her cruising days were over the Santee became station ship until she sank in 1912. It was from her that Santee Basin derived its name. It was absolutely necessary to have a station ship, however, and the ex-Spanish cruiser, the Reina Mercedes, cap- tured in the war with Spain, became the new station ship. The last full-rigger to be built for the Navy was laid down for the express purpose of serving as a midshipmen ' s cruise ship. This ship, the Chesapeake, cruised in such famous company as Farragut ' s flag ship, the Hartford, and Dewey ' s famed Olympia. In 1904 the Atlantic Coast Squad- ron was assigned the duty of providing warships for the summer cruises. Eight years later there were no more wooden ships available for cruise purposes and the now antique battleships New York, Texas, Arkansas, and Wyoming were used exclusively for the summer cruises. These summer voyages were very educational from many standf)oints, and embarkation was always a scene of fond farewells following the June Week gaieties. The midshipmen piled their sea bags in launches and jumped in on top of them to be taken out to the anchored ships in the Roads. Aboard the battleships they had ample opportu- nities to see practical applications of the theory they had learned back at the Academy. In addition they learned the basic fundamentals of the life of a sailor from stowing a ham- mock to swabbing the decks, not to mention the exact technique for charming some interesting senoritas and mademoiselles. Due to the lack of ships following the attack on Pearl Harbor one of the recent classes cruised about Chesapeake Bay in YP boats, earning the nick name of " salty sailors of the Chesapeake " from the popular Superintendent of that time. Rear Admiral Russell JVillson. The Class of 1945 split up into small groups for their Youngster Year cruise, some cruising on YP boats, others on various available ships of the Fleet. During the summer of 1943 the old battleship Arkansas served once again as a cruise ship. This cruise lacked the glamor of the pre-war days, but was prob- ably far more beneficial from a professional viewpoint. • -- " " - ' ••L .rt-, .. 4 P y PEARL HARBOR AND AFTER -mm- THE JAPANESE ATTACK on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, marked the commencement of the most brilHant period in our Navy ' s history. Today we find our ships carrying the fight to the enemy wherever he appears, conducting the most vast and most complicated sea oiTensives on record. The story of the transition from the crippled navy left on the bottom oi Pearl Harbor that December day to the most power- ful fleet ever to take the sea in the history of the world is the story of the men that lead this Navy. These men have proven the importance of the Naval Academy as a safeguard of our democracy, for long before the present conflict began the Naval Academy was preparing them for the problems they face today. The most important phase of this preparation was not academic, but rather that unconscious process of instilling in the men at the Academy the traditions of our Navy. Years have added wisdom to the minds of the oflicers who today fight the Fleet, but the determining factors in their eventual success are still learned at Annapolis. The spirit of every great hero of the American Navy from Jones on down to Farragut and Dewey is ground into the soul of the mid- shipman at the Academy. This spirit, handed down from class to class, is ever present in the Fleet today. It instinctively guides and steadies every officer as he makes his decisions. The tendency is to emulate the men of other wars in every way. The weapons and ships are diflFerent but the determination and courage are the same. When Com- mander H. W. Gilmore, mortally wounded on the conning tower of his submarine by Japanese bullets, turned to his junior officer and ordered him to " Take her down ! " he paralleled the self-sacrifice of Commander Herndon in 1857. When Captain Mike Moran, Commander of the U. S. S. Boise, engaged a Japanese fleet in a night action off the Solomon Islands he displayed the same aggressive determination to win that character- ized the exploits of John Paul Jones. These men, along with the hundreds of other officers that have left the Naval Academy to lead their men and ships to victory over our enemies in the many battles of this war have added new chapters to the story of the Navy. It is a story that goes on and on, never ending, always keeping the same theme of perseverance unto victory, the theme that first runs through the mind of the officer when he enters the Academy and thereafter never leaves him. This tradition, handed down by the naval great of each generation from the incipience of our Navy to the present day, is the trust of the Naval Academy — the trust that makes this institution the true Mother of Navy men and guardian of a free and liberty blessed America. ix ii i confidence in our armed forces with the unbounding determination of our people we will gain the inevitable triumph. So help us God FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF so HERE THEN ENDS THE STORY OF THE FIRST NINETY AND NINE YEARS OF THE FAMED UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY AND BEGINS THE HISTORIC ONE HUNDREDTH YEAR WHICH ROUNDS OUT ITS FULL CENTURY OF HISTORY Sieei i Mefmha cAn M. ea ultil Superintendent 4 Commandant of Midshipmen June 1942 • December 1943 J Commandant of Midshipmen Decem ' ber 1943 FIRST LIEUTENANT ASSISTANT TO COMMANDANT ASST. TO EXECUTIVE OFFICER FIRST LIEUTENANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER RESERVES Executive Officer July 1943 • November 1943 Commander Harry B. Jarrett receives Navy Cross and congratulations of Commander Talbot. 1 c nm a €l€ oAn 9 . %oc€(t in. Ezecutive Officer November 1943 8otntn€intiei . 3V ' . QSaviiott 9 €tfn Ma u i 9 . S. ,M f8 nt RESERVE BATTALION FIRST BATTALION SECOND BATTALION THIRD BATTALION FOURTH BATTALION ! I ■testimental Staff G. C. Brown, Commander J. M. Camp H. L. Bayless R. D. McCrary L. L. Ryan jr. W. B. Stephenson W. F. Wheeler E. S. Captain R. M. Buck E. S. Capic ■Ceaiiiaental Staff R. B. VVilhams, Commander P. J. Hannifan W. R. Campbell F. C. Wiser J. F. Braun L. A. Wilder C. R. Bryan T. P. Moorer P. M. Lcavy S. R. McCord BATTALION STAFFS . first set MSt B. J. Brown, Commander H. L. Norton, Z. F. Brown, A. A. Kerr, W. G. Bolger, W. A. Kinnaman . rcl T. E. Sulick, Commander R. E. Jortberg, J. D. Eaton, H, J. Trueblood, J.W. Chapman, III, C. F. Moul Mrt C. Sevier, Commander W. H. McLaughlin,H. R. Poorman, C. E. Roth, C. H. Cobb, A. A. Sawyer 4tll W. A. Gray, Commander J. A. O ' Brien, P. Crosby, E. J. King, Jr., R. B. WilHams, J. A. Humes 40 - BATTALION STAFFS . second set Mst J. F. Riley, Commander F. S. Petersen, J. A. Strand, C. S. Bowcock, R. M. Cummins, L. L. Ryan Srd L. W. Zech, Commander H. Bucknell, R. M. McCool, P. R. Perkins, R. M. Waters, J. F. Bolger 2 nd A. Julian, Commander F. W. Botts, E. S. Caplc R. C. Thomscn, W. C. Rocdcr, E. F. James 4tll P. K. Hunt, Commander A. S. Giorgis, W. V. Conover, D. A. Graybill, H. D. Williams, W. W. Strong 41 set. ' tnt i. s. €;. fiPu COMPANY OFFICER FIUST COMPANY The author of this hasty survey, having been a member of four different companies in three different battalions, is well qualified to assert that the First Class of the First Company of the First Battalion defy description Of course, as has usually been said of most class- mates in most classes, ' 45 ' s troposphere dwellers possess cheery smiles, loyal natures, sparkling personalities, and stacks of frayed Cosmo issues, but here all resemblance ceases. Nowhere, one is convinced, can there be unearthed a group of 50 individuals so supercharged with joie de vivre, suivez-moi, and what the devil have you. Within our serried ranks are cached 99 44 100% of the vicious 2 ditto in the entire Regiment. Only the elite may claim " I served with the 1 P. O. ' s of the First in the Battle of Annex Four. " Though it is probable that few admirals will spring from the bosom of our clan, we can state with certainty that many a Jap is going to wish that the First had never roared out of its B-holes for the last time on that historic June morning. I shall make no attempt to gild the lily or otherwise further immortalize the famous and infamous characters of the First, many of whom are already legendary. You and I who ate, played, and slashed with them can only warn the outside world: " Hot Stuff! Coming Out! " 7 1st Set B. B. Forbes, Commander N. B. Bessac, A. J. DiVito, C. Farrell 2nd iiet W. C. Barnes, Commander D. P. Hoffmann, H. A. Englehart, W. R. Colegrove -..,.- jm 11 « mm s?-S 1 i 4 « - » . « j ' i Bk . ' t««i i;jft. A -;., i V? t.%t ' i Jiitr if •iff : U iiiis Clifford Barnes Utica, New York The lads who burn up at least one study lamp per week and wear out innumerable slipsticks in their pursuit of the elusive H forty have had their faith in all approved methods of slashing rudely shattered by our Bill. Unbelievable results with no apparent effort was his answer to Navy ' s academic worst. Effort was put out, however, on the soccer field and behind the " slip-horn " in the NA-10. The former gave him a well-covered bath rote; the latter rewarded him with a soft spot in the heart of every dancer at the better informals. We do not need to wish Bill success, but we do wish to be around when he achieves it. Varsily Soccer 4, 3, 1; aNJ; NA-10 4, 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. £ouis (tllaehinioth cthstcad Salt Lake City, Utah Q ntcrlin §}fBle etUcr Vancouver, Washington When " Mother " Becker gave up his fancy for hunting, fishing, and gay life at Port- land, Washington, for the nights of study at Navy, Washington lost its most prom- ising " emcee. " A staunch advocate of " triple dips, " Dale was ever leading the " alley " in the not in- frequent happy hours on his deck. Academics? Well, it seems there were such things, but they didn ' t take precedence in his thoughts — women were destined for that. When it came time to exer- cise, the muscular " Mother " would always be found participating in Softball, touch football, or gymnastics. When the time comes for him to take his place in the great maze of things on the outside, his timely humor and considerate nature will prove a great boon to success. Track 4. Having spent most of his life in a salty atmosphere, Lou, who hails from Salt Lake City, took a long time to discard his western habits. Of course, he had to leave his " shootin ' irons " and ponies behind, but when he had a security watch, Lou was right at home. His genial western attitude made him wel- come anywhere; his expansiveness insured a quick clearing of the chow table. Although academics presented a little trouble at times, Lou and his never-say-die attitude went through with room to spare. Out in the fleet, Lou will be welcome with his fighting spirit, his saltiness, his tales of the far west, and his winning smile. Lucky Bag 1; Book Club 3; Crew 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3. ' narmawB agnail JSessac Vallejo, California Someday we ' ll look back and say, " I remember Norm Bcssac when — . " Always ready, always willing to help classmates and friends, " Buz " was readily accepted into Naval Academy life. Besides academic interests, he found time to participate ■H in sailing and to write his O. A. O. The banker ' s son was kidded a lot about his gal, but he took it all with a laugh and remained true — something unusual for one of Uncle Sam ' s " pampered pets. " A " striper, " " Buz " fulfilled his other ambition by " starring " for several terms. He came with a will to learn and left with the knowledge that most of us desire. Yes, we ' ll remember him — we ' ll remember him because someday he ' s going to be up top wearing the gold braid. Battalion GolJ 3. 44. Ctarti. Gtner foom MORRISDALE, PENNSYLVANIA Here by way of Panama and the Army, Clark was always busy with some job, either untangling himself from the bone crushing antics of the wrestling clan, or clearing up the maze of figures that told the finan- cial condition of the Log. Academics interfered with his everyday routine, but he ended up each week looking down from above " tree level. " The position of Business Manager of the Log was well filled by Clark during First Class Year, despite the number of expenditures made by his business staff. His willingness to work and his desire to do things right will make him a welcome addition to any ship on which he serves. Soccer, Manager 4; Wrestling 4, 3; Log, business manager 1; Model Club 4; Photographic Club 1; Trident Magazine 4, 3. Baltimore, Maryland Between Lacrosse practices, sessions with T. Dorsey and Andre Kostelanetz, and generally keeping up with the world, Hl " Bonny " somehow found time to stand in the upper half of his class. Hearing him hailed as " Baltimore ' s own, " or by the opening bars of Anchors Aweigh may lead you to presume — don ' t Bill ' s an avowed enemy of red (or blue and gold) tape. Though occasionally entwined in the D. O. ' s drag net, he ' s scrapped, usually informally, plenty of the stuff. He has no O.A.O. as yet, (allergic to all entanglements) but — he gets around. A generous capacity for sincere friendship and a great deter- mination in.sure him success in any organization. It ' s been a pleasure, Bill. Varsity Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; N 3. Louisville, Kentucky I H " Suave Jack " Brown, from Louisville in the State of Delirium Tremens, was prolj- ■ Jfl ably the only man in the class to have the shakes two weeks after Youngster Leave expired. Jack has many other outstanding " firsts " to his credit (first plcl)c to run ■k afoul of the Shore Patrol in Annapolis, etc.), i)ut he had better save them for the wardroom watches. Rarely serious, he has earned honors in avoiding academics and physical labor, with special training in liljerty hounding; however, it hasn ' t hurt his grades. People may not believe in luck or " God takes care of drunks and U. S. Sailors, " but Jack would only be throwing money away on life insurance. Battalion Swimming 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, J. of Worcester, Massachusetts Naturally industrious, Pete could always l)e found completely absorbed in some new activity. Spring would find him busy H organizing and outfitting the track team which he was varsity manager his last year; while other seasons found him engaged in cross- country and boxing. His chief extra-curricular activities consisted of his work with the Lucky Bag, and setting an example for any under-class to fol- low. Coming from the fleet, he was conscientiously devoted to the service and set on making a place for himself in the Navy. His chief weakness was his stomach, i)ut academics, presenting little difficul- ties for him, left plenty of time to indulge in his favorite pastime of " chowing down. " Varsity Track 4, 3, 1; Varsity Cross Country f; Lucky Bag, company representatiix 3, I; French Club 4; Boat Club 4, 3. 45 Crcttan tVard Catheart College Park, Georgia " C " invaded Navy with a rebel yell, a trunkful of G. M. A. medals, and a bevy of beauteous Georgia peaches whose gradually depleted ranks were reinforced by new conquests in Yankeeland. Firmly resolved to make up for the deprivations of plebe year, he thereafter never missed a hop or a liberty, and vainly scouted Crabtown restaurants for real Southern-fried chicken. The pride and joy of his academic career was a final 3.9 triumph over the Bull department, but his 4.0 in correspondence was undisputed. His chief fear was of acquiring a Yankee accent. We ' ll miss that effervescent good humor, but wish him luck to match it. Company Boxing 3; Lucky Bag 3. Elmira, New York Fresh from his home town stock exchange came this long, lean, and lanky lad. Aca- demics never worried him much; in fact, nothing worried him — much. With " Red " one never knows what he should have done, or will do. Both his near and distant future are a mystery to everyone, including himself. He will probably continue to play his weekly round of golf, and be a " sack artist " par excellence; however, ever since a hectic plebe year, " Throcko, " as he is affectionately known to a few of his intimates, has seldom missed " dragging, " whenever such a pleas- antry is possible. With all his carefree qualities, however, we shall always remember " Red " as a man whose advice was continually sought by his fellow midshipmen. Battalion Golf 3. nhcrt ntartin CtMtnmins Kansas City, Kansas " Now look here, brother " — and Bob was squared off with another " Bull " professor for a verbal battle which usually proved that our boy, Robert, knew what he was talking about. More thoughtful and sincere than most of us, " Navy Bob " was regarded as a leader and a good friend by his classmates. To this Kansas gentleman, an obstacle is just a challenge to his determination and desire for personal achievement — a fact evidenced by his victory over plebe " Dago. " Born a " natural " lawyer. Bob will dis- appoint all of us if he carries out his threat to enter politics as soon as this " big show " is over. Lucky Bag 1. r ' §iobcrt JoMcph XteltBwacy At Large Being a Navy Junior, Bob has called " home " places all along both sea-boards. He is quite prejudiced toward California though, and is ever ready to defend the " land of sunshine and showers. " In his three years among us one thing has been outstand- ing in everything " Del " has done. This is his utter sincerity toward all undertakings. He is a sticker to the rules and always does a thorough job. Bob ' s tastes run to music and to collecting old jazz gems. He will undoubtedly find his complete happiness when he succeeds in the Naval profession and gets a West Coast assignment. Q 46 ' John (ttlonroc iumvidJic RiDGEWAY, Pennsylvania " Four N! Four N! Hup! Hup! " That is the way Johnny leaves us — always with that grim determination to fight to the end. Fresh from a Pennsylvania high school, " Roe " dug into his studies like a veteran and calmly said, " Plebe and Youngster years were fruit. " You never saw John on the " radiator squad, " for he was a Regimental Boxing Champion as well as number one tumbler on the Plebe gym team. Then in Y oungster year " Roe " won the coveted " N " in gymnastics. Now he leaves us as head cheer leader of the Regiment and goes into the fleet to cheer for the Naval Air Corps. Varsity t 4, 3, J; N 3; Boxing, regimental champ 3; Cheerleader 3, Head Cheerleader 1; Model Club 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 1. Mnlhnntf Jerry tii ' Vito Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania When " Tad " dropped his sea bag in Tecumseh Court, ships, mermaids, and lee rails were already familiar things to him. Several years of sea duty had given him an open-mindedness and an outlook we find refreshing. Mix that with his pleasant smile and sense of humor, and you have a winning shipmate. Any evening it was always Tad ' s room for a good cigar and fine music. He ran cross-country, held the purse strings for the Trident Society, wrote for the Log and Trident, and always talked alx)ut his " Venetian l londe. " " Tad " is plenty alive to what goes on in this Navy, and likes to get the job done " now " and hash out the details " later. " " Here ' s to it. Tad! " Varsity Cross Country 3; Varsity Track 3, 1; Chess Club 4; Log Magazine 4, 3, 1; Trident Magazine, associate editor 7; Trident Society, business manager 7. Chicago, Illinois H H " Honest fellas, I didn ' t do so well today. " ■ H With these plaintive words did " Demo " M break into the Hall of Fame of the First fc H Company, which, as any well informed jjerson can tell you, is composed of only the more distinctive characters. In spite of this affirmation, his resulting marks were never of a bilging nature. A confirmed " Longhair, " " Demo " dotes on fugues and cantatas. Just ask him for the straight dope on the Second Movement of Boronin ' s Eleventh any- time. With his ability to undermine all obstacles, and to hack persistently and effectively through jungles of the new and strange, we feel sure that E. F. will manage to convince his skipper that the ship is quite safe. Ballalion fencing 3; Model Club 3, 7; Language Club 4, 3, 7. 47 ttmrrtf aa MBMtine £,t§qtehari, jr. Ebensburg, Pennsylvania Any time you hear a shout, " Hey Hudz, " or " Hey Doff, " they could be calling only one man — the pride of Pennsylvania, the guy who thinks every city is just a short drive from downtown Ebensburg. After a solid foundation at Bullis " Hudz " has done a fine job both academically and athletically, being a star man every term, in spite of the Executive De- partment and women. A great lover with a multi- tude of feminine admirers Plebe Year, the fans caught on Youngster Year, and for First Class Year the mate can do no better than that lone letter from the folks. Direct from Club 25, the fleet gets a grand personality who will score a 4.0 with his shipmates and a success in future life. Soccer 4, 3, 7; Track 4; Battalion Basketball 4; Log 3, 1; Farewell Ball Committee 3; Stars 4, 3. £,ngewae rady ' Sfalinn Albany, New York " Doc, " Albany ' s contribution to the Naval Academy, is well liked and well- known all over Bancroft Hall. Doc came here from Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- tute and immediately distinguished himself as an outstanding track and cross country man. " ' 45 " welcomed him into the fold the next year, and " Moonshine alley, " high in the stratosphere of the First Batt., got a hard-working Company Repre- sentative. Midst numerous visits to the Academic Board meetings and varied duties as cross country manager, " Doc " found daily comfort in those lengthy epistles from Cleveland. After the cere- monies in the Chapel following graduation. Uncle Sam gets a 4.0 Marine. Cross Country 4, 3, 1; Track 4; French Club 4, 3; Company Representative 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3; Log 4; ReeJ Points 4. Cruanpton ' 3f«Mrrett DuLUTH, Minnesota Life at the old Academy was sheer fruit for this Duluth lad. Not only were aca- demics the least of his worries, but he was more than willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. A natural born sailor, Crumpton was out on the Chesapeake whenever the weather permitted, and it is no wonder he became the battalion sailing representative. He was always on the go. Articles for the Trident, letter writing, and the latest magazines were his in-between-moment pleasures. As far as dragging went, the women commonly referred to " Crump " as " fast. " A true love, however, was his first and only desire. The fleet will gain an efficient officer when " Crump " leaves the Academy. His success is assured. Lacrosse 4; Soccer 3; Battalion Sailing Representative 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 4, 3; Quarterdeck Society 3, 7 ; Trident Magazine 7 . ' rx= ' • ' §i i€hard Chester ay CUNYNGHAM, PENNSYLVANIA " My name ' s Richard Fay. What ' s yours? " — were the first words that I heard from the lad who was destined to be my " wife. " What a lad! Dick was haunted through- out Plebe Year by those awesome words, " Come around, Mr. Fay, " but he took his running with a cheerful grin. His plebe summer was a hectic affair, but he hit his stride during " Ac " year, missing those coveted stars by a few numbers. Dick ' s interests were threefold: women, lacrosse, and bridge. I always knew that one of our too-few weekends were well underway when that " Fight, yi-yi-yight, Mass-a-chu-setts, " roared forth across the tal)Ie. A staunch Republican, a perfect " wife, " and a fine man is Dick Fay. Lacrosse 4; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 7; Battalion Swimming 3; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7. 48 Phoenix, Arizona " Pinpushing " was Fitch ' s hobby and who could blame him, for Lowell is one of the more talented fencers in the country. Youngster Year saw Fitch on the Eastern Intercollegiate Championship team, which also won a victory over Army and gained for him the glorious " N " star. His knack with the foil and popularity with other fencers gave Lowell the captaincy of one of the best fencing teams in the country. Proud of his home state, Arizona, this Westerner had a way with the women, and there were never enough Saturdays for him to please them all. With his never-ending wit and common sense. Fitch will always be welcome in the ward- room. Varsity Fencing 4, 3, 1; N 3; Stamp Club 4, 3, 1; PoTtug se Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 3. awmes barton ' 3Vcn$!ny Livingston, Montana Q 5 s .--- ' • ' ' " Curious reader, I only wish I could per- sonally introduce to you one of the best- liked, most carefree gentlemen ever to buck the storms and fears at Ye Olde Naval Academy, Jim Fleming. The sole owner of a most enviable personality and wit, " Gus " con- siderably lightened for all who knew him, much of the more serious side of the three long years at Navy. Jim ' s true love was Annual Leave with a certain cream-colored Dodge convertible back in • ' Livingston. Embraced by a strong sense of moral duty thiswooly-haired sandblowerwas ever a fighter ' for the underdog; however, just now the " Gopher " is the referee of a mighty struggle between beauti- ful Montana and the urgent call of the sea. JoAm Nation Qiltooly Clarksburg, West Virginia Big Jack hails from the rugged hills of West Virginia, the only point, except for his pure Irish blood, over which he can be made to argue. A natural athlete. Jack has given us all plenty of thrills on the football field; and, less evident to most of i us, he has been a walking library of general athletic statistics. His most profound worry has been to line up a week-end date, but he always comes through. One can depend on " Gill " for a sympathetic ear when one ' s troubles become too heavy and can rely on his practical advice. Some day we expect Jack to find his one hundred percent Irish girl, settle down, and introduce us to a few more one hundred percent Irishmen. Varsity Football 3, 1; JV 3; Basketball 4. Bernard JSr MW mrh t, r. Parkton, Maryland From the Windy Bottom farm to the fleet, from the fleet to Norfolk and N. A. P. C, and from Norfolk, Pete came to Annapolis. The road was hard and long for him, but he took every obstacle in stride. At the Academy " Beetle " was an all-around man, a three-striper, and a renowned sailor. The Reception Committee and Press Detail were his other interests. The time he spent on them was time well spent as all who had opportunity to witness the results he obtained will testify. As he faces his return to the fleet, we wish him well and feel that he will be as outstand- ing an officer as he was a midshipman. Battalion Pushball 3; Model Club 4, 3; Reception Cam- mitUe 4, 3, 1; Press Detail 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 3, Sailingmaster 1. 49 WittitBtn eaittf Henderson Portsmouth, Ohio When more theoretical theories are ex- pounded, " Hypo " Henderson will ex- pound them. One of those happy indi- viduals who successfully ignored that fundamental axiom of the Naval Academy, " Got to get a grade, " " The Sphere " maintained his ethereal outlook through three years of keen com- petition, descending from the clouds only for the few minutes necessary to star, theoretically, for the week. Not being bothered by academics, nor by formations which he seldom made, " Brutus " found time to make himself agreeable to the world in general. Soon shall we recognize a convincing voice from the depths of some blown out engine room, " Perhaps the commutator is sparking due to the hysteresis loss in the laminations — . " Language Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4. ' WiititBtn omvlin WitMehabce Durham, North Carolina Here we have the South ' s most passionate defender — who loses his North Carolina accent as his speech rate increases in direct proportion to the square of his §)9n«Bid anl nnffman Milwaukee, Wisconsin D. P. came to us fresh from the Great Lakes with much sailing experience to his credit and ever a good word for that I H which " Made Milwaukee Famous. " His principal ocupation during his years here at Navy have been writing to, and dragging the O. A. O. But aside from that, he has excelled in " a number of sports including sailing, wrestling, Battalion football, and Softball. Sunday mornings found Don singing in the Chapel Choir. Never at odds with the Academic Departments, Don only found time for his studies when he wasn ' t writing letters or reading the latest Cosmo. Always considered one of the more " savvy " boys, he was often called upon to help the slower boys out of the fog. Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 1; Boat Club 3, 1; Orchestra 4. temperature rise, when he expounds his theories on sectionalism, the race question, or just any question. " Huck ' s " diversified interests are evi- denced by a general recognition of both his athletic and academic capacities. However, we are espe- cially envious of his swell crew record and that • Navy " N " that goes with it. That old familiar, " Battle of the Eyes " caused " Huck " and many of us no slight anxiety. Although clothed in earnest- ness, " Huck ' s " jesting character served to promote good humor and general pleasantry among his many friends. Crew 4, 3, 7; N; Lucky Bag 3, company representative 7. Robert hotnas avanagh St. Louis, Missouri Bob is noted for a superfluity of nicknames and friends, his Missouri stubbornness, and an undaunted support of the St. Louis Cardinals. At any time when Lady Luck is involved, Bob is certain to be in her good graces; with true justification the Irish Shamrock is his favorite flower. Although he is seldom attentive to the fairer sex. Bob is never lacking for a feminine admirer. He is one of the few men at the Acad- emy, with any experience in " dragging blind, " who can say that he has the good fortune of never catching a " brick. " Yes, his luck holds out along this line also. He lives by the criterion that all work and no play would make Bob a dull boy ! Log 4; Boat Club 4; Reception Committee 3. Q 50 along Honolulu, Hawaii " Pineapples, " Hawaii ' s gift to the Class of ' 45, has us all looking forward to duty in the Islands. Although he has, at times, been rather far from starring, " Pali " got without mental over-exertion. A favorite study was that of the softness of his " sack " — waking up long enough to earn his " N " on the Pistol Team and participate in boxing, soccer, and yawl sailing as Maryland ' s seasons permitted. Anything needed for repairs — hammer, nails, wire, tape — could be found in his desk drawer along with more regulation items. This isn ' t the last chapter of the Naval career of E. P. K. — you ' ll hear more of him — some might need a translation. Varsity Pistol 4, 3, 1; pNt; Reception Committee 3, 1. Westfield, New Jersey Plebe year the " Duck " made an indelible impression on Navy ' s sport fans with his brilliant work as sprinter of the freshman swimming team. The next season he showed the same fighting spirit and ability in winning, over veterans of the First Class, a secure position on the varsity. Although his main love was swimming, the " Duck " managed to do very well in sailing and dragging. On the " salty " side, he showed himself to be a real sailor, always know- ing how to catch the wind just right. We ' re still in the dark on his love life, however, never having been able to pin him down one way or another. He ' s an easy-going, quick-thinking guy. Swimming 4, 3, 1; N 3. Pawtucket, Rhode Island Scottish and he ' s proud of it! Little did the Naval Academy know what a break it got the day Jack Mac joined this happy band. Rhode Island State College must have done itself proud, for Mac never found our academics a major worry. Of course, there was always that certain someone to keep his mind occupied. Never let it be said that he didn ' t have the situation well in hand, whether it be wine, women, or song. He swims too and has been seen running the cross-country course on numerous occasions. Wings and dolphins are his next goals, and he ' s just the guy who can do it. His salty caps, New England accent, and winning smile create another picture his friends will long remember. Swimming 4; Battalion Swimming 3; Cross Country 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag, Battalion Biography editor, 1; Trident Magaziru J; Model Club 3; Gilt Club 4. §i«bcri awisan nteCrarti CoRONADO, California Although universally noted for his natural exuberance and oft repeated hysterical outbursts, our friend the " Spider " hasn ' t allowed his unusually tempestuous nature to interfere in his battle with academics. Characteristic of our boy, however, is the H magnificent way in which he can put it all behind him when the discordant notes of taps splutter from the rotunda. He is the only man alive today who can be securely lashed to his bunk and soundly snore through it all. He has been known to have his moments though, and has put many a so-called " gay dawg " to shame by his social graces when Washington or Baltimore was available. Soecer 4; Varsity Cross Country 1; Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3; Trident Calendar 3. 51 Carlisle, Pennsylvania It was a break for the fellows who were to meet " Moe " Nuschke when he laid aside his fishing rod and came to the Naval Academy. His carefree attitude and ready smile easily won many new friendships for him. One of the few fellows who have never dragged, " Moe " spent most of his time on his sack, but he did get off on week-ends to visit Chris ' s and go to cowboy pictures. Giving up smoking was his main study. This midshipman ' s heart is in the real Navy, and it is obvious that his temjjerament and ability will make him one of the best career officers to man a submarine. Battalion Handball 3. ' iViltiawn Poison aqe De Funiak Springs, Florida The " Moke, " who acquired his darker variety tan basking among the sand dunes of De Funiak Springs, in sunny Florida, brought with him to Navy a disposition unexcelled for its placidity, — an inher- ent distrust of all courses doled out by the Dept. of E. H. G., and a specific, lurid epithet which automatically dispensed with all hecklers. There breathes not the D. O., or O. O. D., or even O. A. O., who can, with the methods common to each, darken " Willie ' s " rosy outlook. " Stinking 2.0 again last week, " is ever his cheerful comment. Let us all bow our heads in a moment of silent prayer for the Jap who assaults this product of Mother Bancroft. The last brief words to fall upon his ears will not be pleasant ones. Rifle Team 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3; Portuguese Club 4, 3; Orchestra 4, 3. Cordele, Georgia Receiving more than his share of dirty work in the life at Navy, especially in the hours of darkness, the " Mate " neverthe- 1 less came through the three years sur- prisingly unscathed. He can always claim he might have done better if he had been allowed to study, but there was usually something calling him away from his B-hole and books — perhaps a Miller record or just another mail delivery. " Tiger " was probably one of the better known men in the Regi- ' ment, mainly because there were articles of clothing with J. A. Pate on them strewn from one end of Bancroft to the other. Never happy unless worry- ing, we loved him through it all. Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; Battalion Boxing 4; Track 4; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 1; Log 3, 1; Lucky Bag 1. ■ V?vir SoLVAY, New York To Navy from Solvay came " Big John, " a mighty mountain of muscle and mas- culinity. Classmates bounced from bulkheads when J. J. jovially smote them, and the echoes of his bellow even yet resound through the windy corridors of Mother Bancroft: " I ' m da Sweet Type! " Ever amicable, ever fun loving, ever frivolous, John would go out of his way to help a friend, short-sheet a D. O., or filter grand into a super- sack. Woe to the Jap, who with malicious intent, attempts to annoy Pirro. Our hero, grimly advancing with that baleful 2.5, or murder, look sprouting from his glims, will be more than a match for the presumptuous. Take heed, ye mites, for here comes " Jig-jig. " Football 4, 3; Bowling 3; Battalion Golf 1. § , fttf,— - ., , . 52 QarJon " hompsnta Randall Darien, Connecticut Affectionately known as " Randy, " this handsome lad made his entrance into " Navy ' s School for Boys " with the laurels of Valley Forge Military Academy still fresh on his brow. Yes, he was quiet, but Randy had his own theories on what makes the world go around. Although the varsity sports were never fortunate enough to have him on their rosters, Gordon graced many a company team. He par- ticipated when he could break away from his favorite diversion, namely, his sack, or as he so aptly put it, " I think I ' ll lie down for a minute. " The very nicest sort of a personal pride, a warm smile and a pleasing way, combine to form a win- ning combination which deserves every best wish for success. Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 1. C ' ° ' ' ° Calmer WiertaJou §i.ixcy At Large § To you of the reading audience, we proudly present the one and only Rixey, of whom there is no reasonable facsimile. A Marine " Waif ' from various stray parts of the globe, " Rix " swears by a multitude of activities and interests. Put the following together as best you may, and, if anything logical results, you ' ve bilged cold: poetry of dubious worth, gar- rison caps, twin beds, biographical sketches (see surrounding text), tennis, Gilbert and Sullivan, ' favored females, and " Semper Fidelis. " If, in the not too distant future, you chance to sight a some- ' what bony figure shaking around with two or three foxes for their hole, just shout, " Whatcha say, ' Rix ' ? " Battalion Tennis 4, 3, J; Battalion Track 3; Log 4, 3, 1. Wiortaaa £,dtvard Jio«4 «r Teaneck, New Jersey With a military background as far back as grade school, through high school, and up to a year in the Cioast Artillery, and with an additional year of polish at Ford- ham University, Ed " Hoiman " Roedcr entered our ranks more prepared for the exigencies of plebe year than most of us. He used this back- ground advantageously, Ixjth in helping his wife over the first barriers of the " system " and in estab- lishing himself early as a plelje striper. Later he became even more distinguished for his witty humor in between those hours of constant bucking the academic tides. Yet he found time somehow to show us all how to press the weights. Teaneck, New Jersey, is proud of him; so are we. Battalion Track 3, 1; Battalion Football 4; Portuguese Club 4, 3; Glee Club 4. ' i hotnat Qriffiih Sthofieid Marion, South Carolina " Penrod " never said much; he was modest and unostentatious. Upon entering the Naval Academy, he brought with him the traditional cotton-land accent which has often been the topic of discussion in the Mess Hall. His pet hate was definitely ' dago. " Imagine his saying, " Je vous aime Ijeaucoup, " with a Southern accent. Marion Institute sent him here with plenty of math in his noggin, and it was bewildering to watch him give the angle theta the works. Tommie spent his afternoons taking a strenuous part in various sports, plus giving the punching bags a work-out over at the gym. Above all, his ability to enjoy all that comes his way will always keep him in there plugging and on top. Q 53 Qmver Craig Shmpthirc Georgetown, Kentucky Q ram€is £tot J Sheahcta Highland Park, Illinois Fran came to us from one of the suave suburbs of the " Windy City " with an S Irish smile and plenty of reserved wit. He started out plebe year with a liking for ketches, and ended up First Class Year as Rear Commodore of the Boat Club. Academics never kept " Big Frank " out of athletics, because it was often rumored at Navy that he was one of the better Varsity fencers. There was always that cer- tain little someone in his life to inspire him — usually a different one after each leave. We shall remember Fran and his eye charts, for never a day went by that we couldn ' t find him exercising his eyes. Fencing 4, 3, T;JNt; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, J; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4. Dignity and refinement came to Navy when " Deacon " became one of us. It isn ' t a stretch of the imagination to see " Deac, " mint julep in hand, relaxing be- neath the colonnades of a Kentucky plantation. Not the least of his abilities is his tact with the ladies. Few locker doors can display a more allur- ing array than that of the " blue -grass " boy. Time has proven a boon to his academic standing, and, were the course still four years, graduation would find him near the top of the ladder. " Deac ' s " venture on the high seas should prove a successful one, for he has in him the qualities of a first-rate officer and gentleman. Battalion Lacrosse 3, 7. Q ' Mt4gnrtf numt Scarh San Francisco, California Probably one of the most happy-go-lucky men ever to enter the Academy, " Hank " has made a multitude of friends through his unassuming and carefree manner. Al- ways lucky in many respects, his greatest trouble loomed in the form of the Executive Department; " Hank " was a trifle too large to keep hidden very well. Long will he be remembered for those stories of leave, of the glorious days at the University of California, and of other incidents which are prob- ably all based on facts. A capable athlete and all around good sport, " Hank " will be the life of the party wherever it may be, and a welcome ship- mate of all those with whom he may serve. Football 4, 3; Boxing 4, 3, 1. T»- a JohtB ' rotvn Spen€er, jr. Bristol, Pennsylvania Leaving a position in an industrial lab- oratory to enter the Navy, " Spence " quickly mastered the intricacies of Acad- emy life and by the aid of his " bone and substitute " doctrine, established an enviable aca- demic record. Known for three long years as the heartbreaker of the Academy, many are the women who have felt the crush of his cruel heel. " Owl " probably has more dragging hours to his credit than any " snake " who ever passed these portals. A great sport fan and a capable athlete, he will long be remembered for his knowledge of baseball records and his fine sportsmanship. Always a believer in good clean living, " Spence " has won a multitude of friends and certain success in his future profession. Stamp Club 4, 3, 1. Srnesi Albert tVaikius Montgomery, Alabama Q Serious and idealistic is this Southerner — Ijut always with a ready sense of humor. Better known as " Flange " or " Watty, " he struggled with the rest of the " back- row lx)ys " and became famous for his often re- peated, " I ' d rather dig ditches than study dago. " An admirer of " real music, " as he expresses it, " Flange " was never too rushed to miss a Strauss waltz or a Wagnerian overture. One of those whose loyalty to the Blue and Gold never abated through- out the three years, his one ambition is to become a successful Naval officer. His adopted slogan is, " Cheer up for the worst is yet to come ! " Battalion Tennis 3; Battalion Track 3; Stamp Club 4, 1. " x " ' H X ' X V ..... ■.: J- U arren ' at lnr Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania " Big things come in small packages " is an oft-quoted adage, but it is still an accurate description of " Op " Taylor. M From plebe year to graduation, he blazed a brilliant path through the Naval Academy section rooms. As a result, he wore stars on his collar for three years. Battalion sports, tennis and water polo, constituted his athletic interests, but when these were impossible, Warren turned to the French Club and bridge table. His feminine ad- mirers were many, but he claims a certain blonde has captured his heart. As he leaves, we caution those he will meet, " Handle with care — this boy is dynamite. " Battalion Swimming 4; Battalion Tennis 3, 1; Battalion Squash 3; French Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 4, 3; Stars 4, 3. Wellsville, New York Straight from the New York oil fields came that genial, Homburg-wearing, fortune-hunting gentleman, " Tee " Tre- maine. An avid supporter of the " mind over body " theory, his actions not once belied his steadfast principles. Mark always visioned himself as a realist, although he could often be found ably wielding a straight pen in true Spencerian style. " Silence " was not embodied in the Tremainian makeup. A brief, self-narrated resume of his past experiences would fill several volumes, but fortu- nately, he could be quelled if the occasion war- ranted. We all knew " Tee " as a man who made life at U. S. N. A. just a little more pleasant. Boat Club 3, 1. rTimr ' ti Slliatn Mppletnan WtlliatnM Atlantic, Iowa @ £,d9M ard Charles ' tVhita Buffalo, New York § " Easy Cast " has spent three years at Navy, just sitting around watching the subjects go by. Of course, " Dago " held on and on, but those things kept him awake and interested. " The System " was always dreaming up something new to hoist him off his sack; however, he won most of the battles, plus a fine pair of black bags under his eyes. Ed possesses one of the most extensive little black books in the Academy, which lists most of the United States, and his record for dragging plebe year is some- thing to marvel at. Completely " Shockproof, " gay, and devil-may-care, " Easy " will make a sub- marine officer of the first order. Fencing 4; Varsity Pistol 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3. 1. Thoughts of the beautiful cornfields of Iowa and of a certain girl back home were Will ' s chief means of survival be- tween leave periods. Having won fame in basketball at a junior college, Bill laid aside thoughts of varsity competition and gave his en- thusiastic support to company athletics. Worldly- minded, he can discuss with authority anything from Artie Shaw and mid-western football to the Russian War and foreign affairs. Academics were of secondary importance — he got by with very little effort. To his many friends Will is well known for his generosity, straightforwardness, and ever- present smile, but, above all, for his hatred of poor organization and his determination to finish a job. You ' ve got something here, Jeannie. Trident Magazine 3; Assistant Editor 7. garnet J IVheiiawa Ogden, Utah Not to be confused with the lesser opera- tors was our " Sunny Jim. " Big business, that real romance, and " Winning Friends and Influencing People " kept him well oc- cupied after those first few disillusioning days at " Nayvee. " The big business consisted of such activities as the Trident magazine, the Lucky Bag, and a Sunday School class. The most notable of the people he influenced was his Company Officer Plebe year; and the one love was Marian, the " Girl from Utah, " with whom his correspondence broke all records for the course. With these much sought-after attributes of character, force, and leadership " Jig-Jig " is bound to succeed. Battalion Lacrosse 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Football 3, 1; Battalion Pushball 3, 1, ' 45; Trident 3, 1; Business Manager 1; Lucky Bag 3, 1; Engraving Editor 1; Raeption Committee 4, 3, 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7. 1st Company. ••■94€i TOP ROfV—B. M. Atkinson jr., R. S. Baird, R. L. Brady jr., S. B. Brown jr., R. B. Brumstcd, A. A. Burki, M. A. Christensen, D. T. Conovcr, J. P. Critchley, R. H. Daly, V. J. Fabry, N. F. Gcer. SECOND ROW J. C. Gibson, J. G. Gicdt, F. N. Glaister, W. Gorak, B. K. Greenwood, J. G. Hamby, W. L. Hardy jr., J. D. Heath, W. E. Huddleston, J. A. Jackson, J. H. Janson,J. B.Jones. THIRD RO W—]. L. Kent, J. C. Langford, D. B. Lindsay, B. Mott, T. L. Peace, W. R. Reekie, J. E. Renn, D. F. Rodgers, L. B. Shrode, J. S. Sinclair, F. J. Suttill, C. F. Turk. FOURTH ROW—U. M. Twyble, W.J. Vogel, J. L. Wash, A. E. White, D. T. Wielandjr.. S. Yalcn, W. E. Cambcll, W. P. Cantwell jr., R. A. Everist, C. T. Fontaine, C. H. Griffiths, H. A. Hammell. FIFTH ROW— A. W. Hampton jr., D. F. Hellwinkle, R. M. LaBarron, A. P. MacDonald jr., P. A. Schwcmlcy, J. M. Swanberg. ■ - r ' " ■! 1 ■ ' 1 r— [7 ■ 1 .-. .w. " • w, t n.-- - ' ' ■ " ■ ■i.«i " i • ■ • • • • • • • • r: t ,., , Ist Company. ••1947 FRONT ROWS. S. Smith, J. R. Bridges jr., K. I. Weber, G. O. R. Brungot J. W. Bowen, W. M. Uvelle, W. E. Blythe, W. W. Barron, W. R. Cobcan jr., J. L. Dclargy, B. Sanchez, J. DcGoedc. J. A. Bcllan jr. SECOND ROW—]. C. Turner, T. W. Frazier, H. L. Stanley, L. M. Hartmann, E. A. Kangas, R. C. Welb, D. E. Menk, B. P. Terrell, Jr., F. G. Bradshaw, K. B. Monypeny jr., R. J. Williams, R. H. Howard. THIRD ROWS. A. Kingsbury, D. L. Toohill, O. D. King jr., R. D. Lyon, C. A. Blank, J. C. Bowes, R. V. Ferry, J. L. Prehn jr., E. F. Ryan jr., R. W. WUc, W. P. Warlick. FOURTH ROW— yf B. Kash, J. W. Griffin, D. C. Brumbaugh, N. B. Land, K. E. Portz, V. M. Wilson, R. E. Barnard, A. G. Spahr, W. E. Knacbel, J. G. Dickson jr. COMPANY OFFICER SECOND COMPANY To attempt to characterize any group of individuals is a difficult task; to assign a definite character to the Second Company is well nigh impossible. If it be noted by any one feature that one would be its multiform composition. As Plebes we lost far more than our share of bilgers, but as First Classmen we have far more than our quota of stars. We felt elated when one of our number made five-striper for a set, but depression was ours when the academic casualty list deleted one of our number in Youngster Year and another in First Class Year. No one sport claimed any great majority of us, but all were supported by at least one. Stripers and stars, strivers and stragglers, we were as individualistic as the regulations permitted, maybe more so. And yet an abundance of common bonds cannot be denied. Three years together welded us into a harmonious com- pany, one that shared each man ' s joys and hardships. Our minds were linked into an invisible but strong chain of common experiences and trials that shall continue to bind us together in the same good will and fellowship throughout our entire careers. 1st Sot L. D. J. Lynch, Commander C. H. Blair, E. W. Herman, W. M. Shafer W. R. Gerich, Commander G. M. Howard, J. H. Baldwin, S. R. Simpson . rf , ' . i fi ••►,} ir.w ynhm ' Mtardie atdmvin, r. New Orleans, Louisiana " All work and no play makes Jack a dull Boy. " This was the philosophy of this _ died-in-the-wool Southerner, and Jack ™ B was far from dull. His colorful personal- ity and sense of humor won him many close friends. Starring for the course was a simple task for Jack and he had ample time to turn his abilities to his favorite pastimes, bridge and boxing. He battled his way through intra-murai competition from Plebe Summer on. In the Winter the pushball team had the benefit of his abilities. Jack has been suc- cessful in whatever he has turned his hand to. His good-naturedness and fine sense of duty make him a man with whom anyone will be happy to ship. Boxing 4; Pushball 3, ' 45; Sailing 4; Reef Points; Newman Club; Stars 3. With a twisted grin you couldn ' t help but answer, Carvel began making friends as _ soon as he entered the Naval Academy. A navy junior, but proud of it, he was quick to take advantage of his background and proceeded to show his heels to the rest of us in the fight with academics. His talents, however, were not confined to studies as he was a member of the swimming team. His greatest accomplishment, he would tell you, was learning to play a concertina. He played like nothing you ever heard before (or would want to hear again). Thoroughly likable and easy to get along with, he will be a credit to any ship to which he is ordered. Sailing 4, s45g; Swimming, Varsity 4, 3, 7, s45t, sNAt; Water Polo, Battalion 3; Reej Points, Business Associate, 4; Lucky Bag 1; Stamp Club 4; Naca 4, 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. Battalion Pushball 3, 7945; Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 3, 7; Reef Points 4; Portuguese Club 4. 3CtM€ti. 91 mtVWB, jr. Henderson, Kentucky If you ' re looking for a lad who knows how to appreciate the lighter side of life, or if you merely want someone to handle a tough job — Stop right there, friend, H _ " Zeekers " your man. Zack ' s interests were principally sleeping, writing letters and H stalking the dance floor, on the alert, for an attractive wench. In addition to pursu- ing these engrossing studies, the K aintuck lad managed to compile an enviable record at the Academy. Let ' s not go into the question of Watch Bills, they added no happiness and years to our friend ' s life as well as to the lives of others. Be careful when you mention horses, whiskey or women. Bub, you ' re addressing Brown of Kentucky, suh. Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Pushball 3, 7945; Art Club 4, 3, 7; Log Staff 4, 3, 7; Trident Calendar 3, 7; Boat Club 3; Foreign Language Club 4, 3. 60 C. §iattt«ftl ra att Red Oak, Iowa Hide your slick chicks, Bryan ' s on the prowl! And who would i)elicve the smooth operator came from Iowa? S ' help mc, it ' s true. Russ was always on hand for a fast game of bridge, a heavy week-end of dragging, or a session of lively repartee. Rumor has it that Annapolis waitresses are still dazed by the young man ' s solK-r-faced orders, given in double-talk. " C. R. " stood well up in the class, but a congenital dislike of the printed page stood between him and stars. A creditable pjerformer on any athletic field, a succession of injuries early in his Academy career kept him out of varsity athletics. When this boy was happy, everybody laughed; but when he was gloomy, ijeware that caustic tongue ! Football 4; Track 4; Battalion Football 3; Battalion Track 1; Quarlerdfck Society 4; Radio Club 3; Boat Club 3, 7; Foreign language Club 4, 3. niehnias nrdc, jr. Belleville, New Jersey The Bird never quite forgave the Naval Academy beauticians after his first hair cut, but who did? And whoever heard of sleeping more than five hours a night? But it didn ' t take long for Nick to become accus- tomed to the lefty routine, and, before many days had passed, he found a piano, put his name on it, Q §i,i€hard nseph Can»pb«lt Chelmsford, Massachusetts Here is the man who ' s definitely a swell shipmate. Socialjle and quiet, Dick makes a wonderful companion. You can always find him at the boathouse getting his scull to row up and down the Severn. However, Dick doesn ' t confine his activities to sculling. The Radio Club, the French Club, and the Model Club also take part of his time. Dick has plenty of determina- tion and, right now, his heart is set on submarine service. Present indications are that his desire may be fulfilled. So-long, Dick, and lots of luck. We ' re hoping that the future will bring smooth sailing on the seas of opportunity. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1; Pistol Team 4, J; Radio Club 3, 1; ' Model Club 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. and has not been unseated yet. In fact, after dis- playing his genuine knowledge of the piano and if music in general, he took over the N. A. 10 and put it on its feet rather solidly. Although Nick will be remembered mostly for his piano work, his natural wit and his sincerity with his classmates will always mark him as a good fellow. Battalion Sailing 7; NA-70, pianist 4, 3, 7; Boat Club 7; NA-70 Leader, 7. J«Aw Mmsctm Carroll Brooklyn, New York One of Manhattan ' s great salesmen, col- losal in his ideas, versatile in his stories, and dynamic in his approach, Jack sold ■ H us all a share in the Big City. His well- filled lx)ok shelves carried all the " must reads " and developed Jack into one of the lx»t informed men about. During the week-ends we learned to call him Sharpy, for each Saturday found him with a new discovery. Plebe afternoons were spent throw- ing the javelin, but Youngster year brought new ideas, and Jack moved indoors for Squash and handball. Along with first-class year came two large stripes and we soon called him our platoon leader. Graduation will find him more than ready to go out and fight for Mom, Brooklyn and Cugat. Track 4; Battalion Football 4, 3; Battalion Sailing 7; Trident, Art Editor, 4, 3, 1; Log Circulation Staff; Reef Points 4; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 3. 7; Newman Club 4, 3, t. .i =s ■ ' .— ' : 1. ' Sframti. emcviJcs Correia Bristol, Rhode Island Frank is one of those rare individuals who pops up in history under the heading of genius. Plebe summer saw a small ex- army sergeant drill his company into a smart looking outfit. The following " Ac " year saw Frank star, especially in Math and Portuguese. He stood one in the latter. We were surprised this year when Frank combined his mathematical genius with a hidden mechanical ability and invented a planimeter which we finally decided would inte- grate latitude, longitude, range, and enthalpy into a secret weapon to blow the Axis off the map. So-long, Frank, we ' ll be watching your smoke. Company Touch Football 3; Portuguese Club, President; Radio Club 4, 3, 7; Model Club 1; Stars 4, 3. At Large For a man whose favorite sporting diver- sion was that legalized game of assault and l)attery called pushball, it was sur- prising to find one who derived so much genuine pleasure from music, art, and literature. He could have been either a poet or a bouncer. Providence, Rhode Island Q Although sleeping, soccer, and studying made heavy demands upon his time, Bill still managed to salvage opportunities to dream about that home town girl, cast a greedy eye toward an appointment to the Marine Corps, and enjoy a few extra sack drills during study hour. Coming from Rhode Island where " the women are as beautiful as the weather is wonderful " Cos gained a host of friends with his easy-going, fun loving, and amiable personality. With the hot breath of the Academic Department close upon him on one or two occasions, he still maintained his equanimity and came through with flying colors. Never excited, poised, and always ready for a frolic, Cos should make as many friends outside as he did here among us. Track 4; J. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, a45J; Battalion Track 3, 7. Rod left his beloved Kent School in Connecticut after a sharp but successful encounter with the exam for a Presidential appointment. As a Navy Junior, he had their usual cosmopolitan back- ground. He ' s as much at home on the sandy beach of Waikiki as in California or New England. Neither academics nor women were his long suits, at least at the Academy. We ' ll remember him as a fine and true friend. Battalion Pushball 7945; Boat Club 4, 3, 7. East Machias, Maine Strong and firm as the rock-bound coast of his native state of Maine, Chuck fought his way into the Academy from the fleet, distinguished himself in our midst as a boxer, and shows every promise of carrying that same daundess fighting spirit into the never ending struggle of life. A natural intelligence and a conscientious perse- verance rewarded Chuck with academic success enabling him to star in many subjects. Hand- someness and a compelling personality gave him opportunity to indulge in his favorite extra- curricular activity, associating with beautiful women. A bountiful generosity and an infinite capacity for showing others a good time have forever endeared him in the hearts of his class- mates. Sailing 4; Regimental Boxing 4, 3, 7; French Club 4, 3; Lucky Bag Staff 7; Model Club 1; Radio Club 3. 62 §lab«fri Geoffrey §)9U€ilas Arlington, Virginia Bob was a part of this Navy for about eighteen years before he started wearing brass buttons. A deep-dyed Navy Junior, Doug is a man who has realized what the Naval Academy is for. He is a conscientious lad who is quiet and likable, deserving of his two stripes. Singing in the shower, listening in awed respect to drum solos, hitting his sack, and the ever important writing to the O. A. O., he regards as solemn duties. Bob wants to follow in the wake of his father by winning his submarine dolphins. Those of us who know him will remember him as a gentleman, thoughtful of others, and loyal to his service. Battalion Swimming 3, 1; Tennis 4; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1. 0Mddison ' Harvey OBM taMS Minneapolis, Minnesota From the last rank of the fourth platoon used to come a disgusted cry " I ' m eating out today — they ' re having cauliflower in ■■i the mess hall. " Out would fall " Angus " ) niglass, ofT for a wild week-end in Crabtown. •;pite an uncanny ability to collect chits indicat- sorrow, when he did succeed, his drags were 4.0. Angus came from Minneapolis but left his heart in Scotland. Though loudly praising the Golden ( iophers, Doug was loyal enough to the Hibernian national sport to make the golf team. Somewhere ilse he acquired excellent games of squash and gin- rummy. With the ability to lick academics and a marked aptitude for the Navy, Doug ' s service ireer should be a great success. Got 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA, gSJ; Battalion Squash 4, 3, 1; Rectption Committee 3; Lucky Bag 1; hACA 4, 3, 1. ' Urmmh U haiey € 9vaM At Large , Versatile and likable are the words for Frank. His abilities run from inventing a flame-throwing fountain pen, or winning H a high class standing with little studying; to a fast rope climb, or dispelling 6 A.M. blues by solid sending from the shower with his baritone voice and inimitable style developed by conducting his own swing band in our Nation ' s Capital. In addition to an engaging and delightfully unpre- dictable character, Frank ' s disarming smile and unruffled temperament have won him a large circle of friends. An ever inquiring mind and eight years of globe-trotting have given Frank a savoir- faire that will smooth out Life ' s rough spots. We ' re all betting on your ship to be a happy and efficient one, Frank; good luck and fair sailing. Battalion Cross Country 4; Battalion Track 4, 3; Battalion Bowling 3; Radio Club 4; Reception Committee 4; Trident Staff 4; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1. -J M f-1- 1 - ' Z,heodowc Mobcrt With Bremerton, Washington There are few men who can take the work " study " as an order; Ted was one of them. He starred liecause he wanted to, H but still had time to indulge in recreation. " T. R. " enjoyed good music, a book, food, blondes, brunettes, or redheads. On Saturdays the Wolf donned his sailor ' s clothes, and sailed his ketch to the Eastern Shore. His insistent claim was that all the girls in the East could not stack up against his O. A. O. back in Washington. He may best be rememl ered as a star man and a liberty hound. Despite the fact that First Class afternoons found him out in town the " Lieutenant " considered his prime mission the acquisition of professional and cultural Knowledge. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Varsity Pistol Team, Manager 3, 1; Model Club 1; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 1; Log Staff; Reef Points Staff 1; Stars 4, 3. I . New Rochelle, New York " What do you mean you never heard of New Rochelle " was a question many a plebe had to answer to Bud who thought H New York was just a suburb of the old home town. When he left the wine, women and song of God ' s country behind for the Academy, Bud came to Maryland fortified with a ready sense of wit and a barrel full of questions. For three years we have heard many of the answers come and go, and we have seen Bud ' s natural inquisitiveness and rare ingenuity develop into the predominant char- acteristics which will mark him as an officer, but as a fjerson he is still today and will remain the affable Bud we knew as a plebe. Soccer 4, 3, 1, a45f, aNAf; Pistol Team 4, 3, 1, p45t, pNAt, pNt; Glee Club 4, 3; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 7; Newman Club. £,vcrdi ' tVinfietd ' Hcrtnan Champaign, Illinois Hailing from rugged Champaign, Illin- ois, Herm left the University in his sopho- more year and set out by pack mule and wood-burner to wend his indifTerent way towards Annapolis. Upon his entry, he continued, naturally more hampered than previously, his ' Waiter §i.aymand Qcri€h WiLKINSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Geech came to us after three years at The Citadel and brought with him a wealth of stories and a knack for telling them. Likeable, dependable, the perfect gentle- man — he was an ideal roommate. Always on the go with work for The Log or The Lucky Bag, company sports, practicing the rope climb or writing the nightly letter to the O. A. O. he was a man of many activities. Plebe year he showed what he could do in the way of Academics when he as- tounded us all with eight 4.0 ' s out of a possible eleven in steam. But actually there was no reason to be astounded because Geech gave to everything he did, whether sports, extra-curriculars, or Aca- demics a conscientiousness that won him four large stripes and the respect of all who knew him. Gym Team 4, g45t; Boxing 4; Log 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag Company Representative 1; Combined Foreign Language Club, Vice-Pres.; Newman Club 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 4. favorite pursuits: bourbon, young ladies, and riflery. In fact, he developed so sharp an eye during plebe and youngster years that first-class year he was chosen by his team-mates as captain of the rifle team. Although his academics were relatively unimportant, Herm easily stood in the top part of his class. Herm is outstanding in many fields; he ' s always ready to play an excellent hand of bridge or join in a brisk game of tennis any free afternoon. Small Bore Rifle 4, 3, 1, N, Captain 7; French Club, Vice-Pres. 1- §i.ohcri ' Waring ' Hcrrith. Sayre, Pennsylvania Deciding he would rather be COMINCH U. S. Fleet than President, Bob left Pennsylvania ' s Susquehanna Valley for the Naval Academy. Here he turned his interest and energies to the Plebe Lacrosse and Pistol teams, Wrestling, Quarter- deck Society, Glee Club, and Trident — with time-outs for week-end ketch trips and racing aboard the Vamarie. Romance, the open road, and the unconventional tempt him irresistibly. He looks forward to winning his Navy Wings, and, eventually, to becoming a carrier skipper. With a willingness to work hard, and with a love of the finer things of life, he has every chance for a happy successful career. Lacrosse 4; Pistol Team 4, Manager; Trident Magazine 7; Glee Club 7. 64 ' I I Long Beach, California Colossal California compounded the handsomeness of its Hollywood stars, the learning of its universities, the pep of its hopped-up Fords, and the unrelenting = ambition of its forty-niners into the dynamic person of Don Hill and sent him from H the Athenian Campus of the University of California to the Spartan fields of the Naval Academy. Soon known as " D. P. " to his classmates, Don possessed that rare combina- tion of practical efficiency and theoretical comprehension which permitted him to effortlessly achieve high academic standing. Always cheerful, never worried, Don early found the secret of getting the most out of life, be it from a blonde or a book. Wherever he goes, his path will be closely followed by a host of warm friends. Rijle Team 4, r45t; Varsity Rifle 3, 7, r43t; Foreign Language Club 3, 1; Radio Club 4. Qenrqc marion W«93 ard Huntington, West Virginia George is always very proud to claim that he is a true son of West " By Gawd " Vir- ginia. It is still very hard to convince him Hl that a hill-billy and a mountaineer are the ,lIne. Georgie can usually be found hard at work in some sort of athletics. Although he has not been active in varsity competition, he has always been t)onald ' UPiiiiant ienneJtf Vancouver, Washington Straight from the shores of the busy Col- umbia River to the quiet Severn shores, came a lad to our midst with more " hot dope " on ship-building than Kaiser him- self. Thus, way back in the summer of ' 41 ' , in the good old days of peace, we met Don, a loyal Washingtonian with a true love of the great Northwest. When not keeping his classmates won- dering how he managed to study and sleep so much at the same time, Don brightened everyone ' s life with his many quips and jokes. His future plans are many, but his face really lights up when he discusses his idea to follow his brothers around the world in a dinghy! Don was a true " Red Mike, " but our guess is that retirement in years to come will find him back in old Scotland with a happy brood to hearken to his many tales. Battalion Swimming 4; Battalion Crew 4; Battalion Pushball 3; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1. the aggressive leader in our various battalion sports. When it comes to academics, George becomes very serious and industrious. Because of this fact, he has had very little trouble — except for a nightmare in plebe Bull. Who didn ' t? With Georgie ' s ability to make many friends he should have little trouble when he joins the fleet. Battalion Football 4, 3; French Club 4, 3. L. Rawlins, Wyoming Are you hunting for the president of the N. A. C. A. or Quarterdeck Society, Log sport ' s writer, or star man on the debate HH team? If so just ask for Wild Bill Kinna- man and you have your man. If you want one of the top men in the class to discuss Plato, Democrats, unions, WEBSTER ' S COLLEGIATE, or tender love letters just call for Bill. Bill ' s love for the com- bination of literature and golden oratory brought him a scholarship to U. S. C. for debating. After a year in the Elysian fields. Navy beckoned and Bill came, cutting short a stellar career in law and politics. Cheery, intelligent, ambitious, and dy- namic. Bill will Ise as congenial a shipmate as he was a wife. Battalion Pushball 3; NACA, Pres. 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society, Pres. 3, 1; Log, Sports Writer, 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag J; Debating Team, Captain, 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. Danbury, Connecticut Vic ' s urge to sail on the high seas and see the world was so great that after finishing high school, he left his home state of Connecticut with all of its fancy hats and donned the Navy Blue and Gold. In the fleet, Vic showed his superior officers that he was officer material. As a result he was sent to the Naval Academy Prep School at Norfolk, and from there he entered the halls of old Bancroft. Vic was an old salt and it was to him that plebes came when they wanted to know about this man ' s Navy. But underneath this outer layer of salt was found a personality that made Vic popular. Conscientious, cool-headed, and good-natured, Vic should have a very successful career. Battalion Football 3; Pushball 3; Glee Club 4, 1. Brooklyn, New York Leaving Fordham and the Brooklyn Dodgers to shift for themselves without his personal support, Luke beamed his personality here until he became popular with all the classes, especially his own. Perhaps his first diplomatic success was convincing people that U aticr £ astbti Mla9vsnwa, jr. Wilmington, Delaware Q ' Walter, " " Wally " or " Jughead " is as fine a buddy as anyone can have. There is never a dull moment when Wally is around. His keen sense of humor and friendliness have made him well known and well liked wherever he has gone. He is fascinated by the ladies and spends a large part of his spare time with them. Among his favorite sports are boxing and Military Track. His best time killer, of which he is very proud and has a good right to be, is his knitting. In his serious moments he makes a good seaman and a good authority on military aviation. Boxing 4; Track 4; French Club 4. he and Rudy Vallee didn ' t have much in common after all, and — " Well, they don ' t call Mr. Vallee ' Luke ' do they? " His popularity became Regiment- wide Youngster Year when Luke won his " N " playing first-string basketball, and distinguished himself at short on the baseball diamond. Rounding out his last year, Luke, enhanced his fame by ably organizing his thirty minute musical comedies each Wednesday night, and by his off-hand manner of wearing those coveted five stripes. Basketball 4, 3, 1, ' 45, jV; Baseball 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Class Officer, Vice-Pres. 3, 1; Hop Committee. Elmo, Missouri Out of the dirty realms of Missouri popped a tall, frightened looking " Wes " McClaren. After having known Wes it is easily understood why he stands with the top one hundred men of his class. " Sure I ' ll stand your watch " was a byword with " Mac, " being always willing to do a fellow a favor. His keen sense of barber shop humor won the ex-barber of Elmo a permanent place with his classmates. Now, as first classmen, we see a rehabilitated Mac. The dust and hayseed have been dissipated by his conscientious eff " ort to make a naval officer of himself. With such a record it is not difficult to comprehend why Elmo is behind him, all three hundred and thirteen of them. Softball 4, 1945; Boat Club . i 66 Hnvry £i»yd milhan Pueblo, Colorado Hank came out of the West with just the right proportion of humor and serious- ness to make his companionship a series of happy events for his wives. He was one of the few lucky lads to have an O. A. O. who lived close enough to come down every weekend. Each night Hank could be heard mumbling in his sleep: " I want and a marriage license, on the double. " As an addict of the " burr " haircut, he was the pride and joy of " the scalpers, " elsewhere known as barbers. We contribute a large measure of his success to Punk — " She ' s my girl. " His willingness to help any classmate having academic troubles cost him class standing, but it also won him many friends. Battalion Football 4, 3; Boxing 4; Portuguese Club 4; Lucky Bag 1. Q a P. T. incrvtn §i.»hcri nt§ hra Fargo, North Dakota In our work and play for the past three years we have come to regard Bob as a swell fellow and a true shipmate. His H confidence and never failing humor have been a reliable stand-by come " Blue Monday " or a week end. " Mig " has a deep apprecia- tion for beauty and we know that many a drag Cheyenne, Wyoming The last of the eligible Nisbets. His two prime ambitions are to become a Naval Officer and to keep the Nisbet name in circulation. A wolf on the prowl, so be- ware you beautiful creatures. He hails from the large state, Wyoming, with a small population, and that state could not be better represented. Although a " sand-blower " he takes big strides, three of them being the three years at the Academy. " Nip " is no expert at any sport, except women, but he is capable in anything from " sacking-out " to wrestling. Only serious minded at the proper times, " Nip " lives for today and thus seldom has those Monday morning " Blues. " Wrestling 4, 3; French Club 4, 3, 1. will long remember their week-ends at Annapolis. His philosophy was " What ' s life for except to en- joy " and we are sure that he will go a long way in fulfilling this philosophy. In the fleet as at the Academy we can rely on Bob to see the job is well done. Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Model Club 1. Baltimore, Maryland Leaving his fair home in Baltimore, Herbie went forth into the world seeking an education. Choosing, as usual, the " path of least resistance, " he entered the Naval Academy, for Annapolis was just down the road a piece. Though against his better judgment, he forsook his bed and magazines long enough to win the coveted " N, " as a member of the Varsity Swimming Team. By managing his studies with an unparalleled ease, Herbie was always good for a hand of bridge or a game of tennis. Always ready with a snappy comeback, Herbie was a star man in gay repartee. Loving only life, and having but one mood, happy, his desires are limited to the essentials of life — wine, women and song. Varsity Swimming 4, 3, 1, s45t, sMt; French Club 3, t. .Uj I tdM Bismarck, North Dakota Being a strictly back-to-nature person, Plomy leads the parade with his variety of actions and distinctive imagination. For three years he kept us wondering what would happen next, and every time he man- aged to come through with something different. The squeeks of his ocarina, the sound of his voice raised in cheerful song, or the snappy tunes of his harmonica, which might be heard at any time between reveille and taps, were evidences of his cheerful personality. If the Marine Corps gets him as he hopes, the Navy will miss this eternally jovial fellow who can count everyone as his friend. Sailing 4; Battalion Track 3; Stamp Club 4; Boat Club 4. ■ tViltitMam Mrmoid Sicgrisi Toledo, Ohio Already a salt-water sailor with Gulf- Sailing experience before leaving Mis- sissippi for the Academy, Bill won a place Hi on the Varsity sailing squad and held it for two years. In addition to making him a top- notch dinghy sailor his quick clear-thinking mind and his tanned wiry body — all 5 ft. 7 in. of it — showed up to good advantage when it came to excelling in academics or athletics. Although naturally reticent. Bill always had time to enjoy batting the breeze with his intimate friends and to keeping up his social contacts with a warm- hearted impulsiveness that has gained him the nickname of " Sugar. " Good luck in the Sub Serv- ice, Bill, and look out for Spinnakers on submarines. Track 4; Wrestling 4; Sailing 4, 3, 1, sMAg, sNg; Battalion Boxing 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. Harry £9M Snq Shaffer, jr. Catonsville, Maryland The Red Cross kept two blood banks, one supplied by the regiment, the blue and gold by Ewing Shaffer. Ewing enjoyed the charms of women, but when it came to a showdown the Navy and airplanes invariably got the decision. He was always in the clouds, whether it was during exams, a June Week P-rade, or immediately after a C. I. S. chit. Nothing stood out more about Larry than his willingness to take responsibility and his conscientiousness in carrying it out. His aim was to prove that there is only one way, the Navy and the right way. Most of what this Marylander did, whether on leave or in the yard, was inspired by his desire to better serve the fleet in which he had served. Soccer 4, a45f; Sailing 4; Lucky Bag Staff 1; Log Staff; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Foreign Language Club 4, 3. Florence, South Carolina Q Cheves came to Annapolis from Si Carolina where he attended the Un sity and The Citadel. He is a gym thusiast — likes tumbling, and is adej that art which is admittedly beyond the abili most of us. Cheves is one of the more promi members of ' 45 in the Morpheus Local 16- boy can really sleep — he should be a charter n ber of the Bancroft Hall Division of Local 16 likes gin-rummy and shows fine taste in his s tion of favorite dance orchestras. Tho ' he is cap of having a way with the women, " Cheebo " prefers to center his interests on the girl South Carolina. Gym 4, 3, g45t; Battalion Cross Country 4; Thompso: Trophy Races 4; Log Staff 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Freruh Club 4, 3. i Samuel Randolph Sinapson Knoxville, Tennessee " Deliver Me to Tennessee " was m one in Sam ' s record library. A true 5 ern gentleman, his pride and joy beauty of his Southern Belles — ai has them! The only thing small about Stre his class number. Six foot-four, he is a natui basketball and you could find him mixing on the courts almost any afternoon not schc for sack drill. Always alert and " on the bal took every opportunity to broaden his edu beyond the Academy curricula. Sam was friend of everyone. He just missed starri academics, but he will always be a star m our list. Battalion Track 3; Battalion Golf 3; Boat Club Portuguese Club 4, 3. 68 William flaunt Shcpard Edenton, North Carolina BShep ' s a true rebel. Just ask him who won that little scrap back in the 1860 ' s. He ' s sure it wasn ' t the Damyanks! There ' s no such thing as an unmodified Yank in his ;uage. He has had plenty of time for football ill most of the time he ' s not playing you ' ll find in his bunk with a magazine. Without too :h effort he has maintained a good Academic ding and steered clear of trouble with the Dept. When he arrived here he was practi- a Red-Mike but he ' s changed considerable II hat respect. Anybody that wants lots of fun, h lid look for Rowdy. rsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA, N ; Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Foreign Language Club 4. HI (t ilc Wiisnn ntanltfy Shaf«r, r. Terre Haute, Indiana Bill is the first Navy man in his family, but if future Shafers have his spirit, he won ' t l)e the last. Homer ' s fruitful at- tempts to learn all he can aljout the Navy, however, did not dull his machine-like ability to turn out some of the most hilarious cartoons the Log has ever displayed and to design the crest in our ring. Although quiet and conscientious when there was work to be done, Bill found plenty of time for two of his other lines, bull se.s.sions and sailing. Wherever he goes we wish him luck, and we hope that he finds few rocks and shoals in the long cruise ahead. Battalion Wrestling 4; Pushball 3, 7; Varsity Sailing 3, 7, sNAg, sNg; Plebe Sailing; Class Crest Committee 4, 3; Class Ring Design Committee; Log 4, 3, 7; Art Club 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag. £u€ius £s«A Stecrc, tun Charlotte, North Carolina Q Buck is one of those fortunate ones who knows what he wants and knows how to get it. In spite of his industry he has be- come quite adept at sack drill and always finds time for Cookie ' s daily letter. His athletic achievements were dominated by boxing, in which he more than excelled. Baseball was a close second. We used to wonder how he managed to drag so regularly, but after meeting his reason we found it easier to understand. In his spare moments Buck became an infallible source of information on aircraft of all types, as the nightly line of plelies looking up questions can testify. His subtle humor and sincerity have made him one we won ' t forget. Baseball 7; Battalion Boxing 7; Model Club 4. 69 § aui na€hwnan Shulntan Stamford, CoNNEcmcuT Q This wise old man from Connecticut, the author, editor, and publisher of Shulman ' s Fighting Ships, showed more than his share of professional interest and knowledge. As Professional Editor of The Log and a contributor to Reef Points, Paul was always a reliable source of information about the Navy, particularly anything that concerned his favorite branch, submarines. Quiet and a hard worker, " Hap " always managed to keep ahead of the academic departments and maintain his outside interests. As an ex- N. R. O. T. C. man, " Navy " experienced no shock in adapt- ing himself to the system, and as a stern disciplinar- ian he was a constant aid to others who were just beginning their careers in the Navy. Soccer 4, a45J; Battalion Tennis 4, 7945; Log 4, 3, J; Reef Points 7. Sumner llem ' Vate Cranston, Rhode Island You won ' t find a trace of New England sobriety in " Tut ' s " personality, for in spite of his puritan antecedents, his is a geniality and sense of humor that would do credit to the best of Rebels. " Tut " always claimed that the academic departments were out for his scalp, but when the grades were posted his margin of " velvet " was always comfortable. Dur- ing the lacrosse season " Tut " was a stalwart mem- ber of the J. V. squad, and in the winter he proved a pushballer par excellence. With Tut, woman troubles are constant, but sooner or later they always seem to work out. A more likable and de- pendable shipmate could not be found. Sailing 4; Pushball 3; J. Varsity Lacrosse 3. Mlatwren€C ' V. ' tltiltcr WSthhang Washington, D. C. s With an obsession for wine, women and more women, Wick managed to keep his mind on the Academy long enough to stay sat, and still sleep eighteen out of the day ' s twenty-four hours. In between he proved himself one of the Academy abler bridge players year, §iatph £canard l alk, jr. PiTTSFiELD, Massachusetts A real " snake " in any gal ' s language. Such is Lennie who hails from the Berk- shires in the old state of Massachusetts. He was sort of quiet and retiring his plebe but since then he has developed into an exacting first classman whom all the plebes seem to know somehow. When not engaged in " slash- ing " his wives ' throats, he divided his time between informal sports, gym workouts, and just good old " sack " drill. His most prominent weaknesses in- cluded June Weeks, leave, and chow. In the years to come we shall best remember Lennie hard at work at his desk — writing letters. Battalion Basketball 4; Battalion Tennis 4; Battalion Track 3, 1; Battalion Squash 3, 1; French Club 3, 1; Juice Gang J. by earning a little gravy now and then for the com- ing weekend of liberty. His more ambitious after- noons found him on the soccer field or in a squash court. Easy going and easy to like, Wick always succeeded in doing a good job in everything he undertook. His ready wit and constant willingness to appreciate a joke on himself made Wick an ideal wife and a popular friend. Battalion Football 4; Battalion Squash 1; Battalion Sailing 7; French Club. dtvard ' Sfraneis Xeniseh Pontiac, Illinois From the heart of the middle west came the biggest little man we have ever known. To me he is known as " Tank, " " Porky, " " Frenchy, " or " Butterball " but to most of us he is just plain " Zeke. " He is known by all his friends for his sense of humor, and his ability to make others feel his happy care-free ways. He was never par- ticularly worried by academics, but Dago and Bull occupied a few study hours during Plebe and Youngster year. Zeke ' s ability to draw others to him should carry him far in anything he chooses to do. Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 7; Math Club, § 70 2n«i Company. ••194 i TOP RO W—F. B. Buchanan, H. E. Camp, J. A. Davis jr., E. A. Decker, E. H. Ellis, R. L. Ellis, R. W. FinUy jr., J. W. Foust, H. E. Fridge, R. H. Gauticr, G. H. Glass, H. Gracfc. SECOND ROIV—F. S. Haak jr., W. N. Highsmith, D. E. Holben, J. W. Houpt, R. S. Hutches, D. D. Kilpatrick, F. M. Lavelle, J. R. Lindsay, J. Mascenik, H. A. Mather, J. A. McKinney, B. Montgomery. THIRD ROW—h. Moore jr., R. B. Moore, T. L. Moran, R. O. Ncwbern, W.J. Nicol, I. A. Paul, J. B. Perkins, R. D. Rabe, M. I. Rosenbloom, D. Snider, R. E. Stockwell, C. D. Ullman. FOURTH ROW— J. A. Wasner, R. H. Wertheim, C. E. Woods, R. H. Yerbury, W. B. Barr, R. C. Bonner, B. M. Britain, Q. K. Campbell, A. W. Clifton, W. K. Doty, H. J. Estelman, H. A. Hamberg. FIFTH ROW— G. E. Hosey jr., P. W. Johnson, R. E. McCormack jr., T. W. Moldenhauer, D.J. NankervU, F. W. Saunders, K. E. Sommerlattc, D. W. Smith, J. A. Su therland ii, D. M. Walker, H. A. Watson. P M rn " " " " ' B r " - F r 5 It-—— aA a: %:: t::%::%..t.-;%: ■%■.:% ■ -t : :f -»•« 2nfi € oinp«in ... 1947 -5, " fa, « : FRONT ROW- ' . MeUgcr, W.J. Grant, E. L. Ckn-n, D. G. Rogers, J. V. Taiigncy, J. W . A. Forlcnza, W. D. Sloan jr., T. E. Fortson, K. R. Kiddoo, A. . W. Eury, R. Brooke, L. LeBrcton jr.. I. W V W. L. Hindman. SECOND ROW-T. F. Watts, R. H. Taylor, G. I. Campbell, J. H. Nicholson, J. L. Williams jr., R. E. Schcnk, D. L. Mollis jr., C.H. Schnorr jr., R.J. Boaubien,J. M. Hill jr.,O.Grecncjr., F. D. McMullen jr. THIRD ROW— J. M. Balfe, W M. Georgen, J. A. Ouska, G. R. Bowling jr., E. P. McCurley, T. B. Grayson, J. L. Morrison jr., J. C. Turnicr, E. B. Meyer, F. J. Smith, E. A. Sprinkle. FOURTH ROW—T. C. WilUams, R. M. Tucker, D. R. Toll, R. G. Beck, R.J. Edwards, C. D. George. W. S. Smith. mmM 1st BATTALION OFFICER THIRD COMPANY The present Third Company started out life at the Naval Academy with fifty-six members. We were a typical awed, green bunch with one exception: one of our boys excelled in taking Youngsters up Second Class ladder and sending Plebes up and down the corridor searching for cigarettes. We were " on the ball " in the summer in- fantry competition helping the Twelfth Company to win the colors. Plebe academics were not kind to us; we lost eleven for one reason or another. In a very confusing exchange with the present Twentieth Company we gained four men and lost two, leaving forty-seven. Youngster Year was fruit, after it was over, anyway. We wore E ' s on our right sleeve and were quite proud of them. We interpreted them for the gullible as meaning anything from Edgewood Military Academy to the men who escaped from Wake Island. We had our share of stripers First Class Summer; in two diff " erent sets one of us was battalion commander. The sub and weak squads took more of our time than varsity athletics but most of us supported the " volun- tary " company and batt sports. In all, we have had a good company, and it has been fine living and working with them. W. W. K. Miller, Commander G. P. Steele, L. J. Taylor, B. W. Decker P. M. Erickson, Commander A. J. Gilmore, P. M. Elliott, G. H. Webster Bridgewater, Connecticut Preferring the blue lakes of Connecticut to the murky waters of the Severn, " Jud " has, nevertheless, been able to take a cer- tain academy in his long stride. His bright eyes and shy sniile tear the feminine heart asunder, but " the Beards " is a strict Red Mike, preferring to devote his energy to the Navy. That energy and that " super-brain " will be welcome in the Navy, too, because here is a man who can size up any situation on the instant and know what to do just as quickly. It is lucky for many that he can, because there are those who stayed ' sat ' because of Jud ' s lectures on the day ' s steam during the last five minutes of study hour. Academically smart and socially more fun than a barrel of Plebes, " Jud " also makes a real friend. U alhcr Qardiner J5«nn«ff, h At Large Q A world-travelled Marine Junior, and an ex-Marine, " the Benny " came to us by way of the University of Pennsylvania. Somehow or other, " the Ben " has always managed to keep in the Regiment ' s eye — usually by virtue of some unique feat, such as his wild tales of life in the Orient, his Yogi accomplishments, or his hilarious leaves and weekends, one of which qualified him for the Black " N " which adorns his bath robe. Benny ' s " B-hole " was a center of humorously dispensed hospitality. He has been and ever will be " one of the boys, " though his heart beats to the tune of the Marine Corps Hymn. We know that the Semper Fidelis boys will find as much pleasure in knowing him as we have. El Paso, Texas " Berk " has spent most of his three years at the Academy calmly taking academics in his stride and getting more out of life than mere right answers and good dailies. When he ' s not figuring out a way to revolutionize gunnery, he ' s calling operator 55 Washington, but as long as he gets that letter on time, he hasn ' t a care in the world. He can adapt himself to an occasion with a thoroughness which would do credit to one much older. If he goes into the Marine Corps, we ' ll lose a good shipmate; while the boys from Quantico will gain a fine officer. But friends are his specialty; and wherever he goes, Berk will carry with him a spirit that will make you glad you know him. Company Gym 3. Charles Itorton renwae€hc Brenham, Texas After a year at Texas A M, " Carlos " decided that it was the Fleet for him and thus came to the U. S. Naval Academy. ■ ■1 Bringing a friendly smile and an easy- going manner, he soon established a popularity that became known and respected throughout the Regiment. His most blissful moments were spent in devouring those letters characterized by their up-side-down stamps from the O. A. O. Academi- cally brilliant, his only trouble at the Academy con- sisted of his annual engagements with the swimming department. A host of friends wish Charlie a success that must necessarily lie his. Stamp Club, Vice-Pres. 1. Oak Park, Illinois Chris came to the Academy a cocky young swain, and he has always prided himself on the fact that he ran the upjjer- class more than they ran him. He spent his week-ends thinking of new and different things to do, whether he was dragging or slagging. His favorite sport consisted of going into town and de- vouring a thick steak. He never had any trouble with academics; so he devoted many hours to par- ticipating in bull sessions. He was always the life of any gathering, and his ability to make friends easily will carry him far. His greatest desire is to bring the war to a quick end so he can purchase more of those steaks. Battalion Cross Country 3; German Club Sec ' y, 3, Pres. 1; Reception Committee 3; Log 4; Stars 3. cnlan tVoBver S)c€hcr, r. San Diego, California Ben, the fifth generation to become an officer in the Navy, " who climbed the rigging like his daddy used to do, " an out and out Red Mike, was happiest when sailing — anything from his dinghy to his yawl, or the LIGHT. When not sailing he was usually raiding his mother ' s ice box with forty or fifty classmates. Always a section leader, " Deck " was perhaps better known for his " but, Sir. " And then there was the time no one could find the third company guidon. Ben hated swing, loved light opera, and the Navy. His heart is in it and he ' ll go a long way. Soccer 4; Battalion Golf 4; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 1. § anl miller £lli»ii, r. KiNGSViLLE, Texas " Spook " came from the wide op)en spaces of South Texas and could never get ac- customed to the restrictions of " Sufferin ' on the Severn. " He spent his study hours taking siestas instead of studying; nevertheless, he starred. Nothing disturljed him — he just laughed all the time and took life easy. An excellent sailor. Spook could yt found afloat on the " V ' amarie " every weekend. During the week, he either played basketball or did his Ijest to blow all the fuses in the Radio Club room. Nobody ever discovered how he accomplished as much as he did; SjXKjk was never caught putting out ergs. First Class year brought the honor of l:)eing sailing-master of the " Vamarie " and president of the Radio Club. Basketball 4; Radio Club 4, 3, Pres. J; Boat Club 3, 1; Spanish Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. 75 Q £4fr»a S€»tt £dammmJt Painter, Virginia Coming from the Eastern Shore. " Exds " had little trouble finding friends. His skill at bridge, his wavy hair, and his smile always stood him in good stead. Source of much " scuttlebutt, " ready to sing any- where, and eager to go to the gym or p)ool at any time, there was never a dull moment with Scotty around. The Academic Departments treated him rather roughly at first, but even they gave way to his determination. Always a lot of women in his life, he came back from each leave with a new one. Good luck, Roy, during your time in the Fleet, and may the best in life be yours. Ijig Staf, Company Representative 1; Choir 4; Glee Club 4; Model Club 3. Philip morris £r»rAson, jr. Hartford, Connecticut Eric made a big jump when he changed from Seaman Second to Midshipman Fourth Class. The fulfillment of the desire to become a Midshipman was character- istic of Eric — all through the three years at the Academy he knew what he wanted and worked hard and earnestly to acquire the knowledge neces- sary to make himself a good naval officer. Studies did not come easy to him, but his persistence in- sured success. On the week ends, though, he re- laxed — if one can call dragging relaxing. His repartee was sharp and quick, and his tales of living in the West Indies enlivened more than one bull session. Eric ' s main extra curricular activity paid big dividends — he spent three years on the Press Detail and did not miss a Navy football game. Battalion Track 3; Battalion Cross Country 3; German Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Press Detail 4, 3, 7. Qcoryc MmqtMsi €,rihse»B Manistique, Michigan " Make me colorful, " quoth the Eric; and so begins the story of the " baby " of our room. Suckled at an outpost called Man- istique in the wilds of Northern Michigan, li ' l Eric grew up quietly and efficiently. Then came school, a year of college, the Academy, weekends, and beautiful women — some smart and some dumb — but always beautiful. Things came easy for Eric — the " system, " academics, and friends. Through " Junior " the constant beat and whine of popular music became as much a part of our room as the wash-basin or the dust on the floor. Characteristi- cally, Eric ' s two greatest desires are a " gorgeous " wife and a black Buick convertible. Boat Club 4; Company Gym 3, 1945. John £. ai Cincinnati, Ohio Perhaps it was because he was a couple of years older than most of us, perhaps because he had enjoyed a richer, fuller life beforehand — at any rate when Johnny came to U. S. N. A., he was never daunted by any- one or anything except the Executive Department. Even they received no more than a few uncompli- mentary oaths. Johnny never got worked up about anything. Studies, athletics, and the " Radiator Squad " all received their full measure of attention. Slow and easy, John was the ideal wife. He was everybody ' s friend — the guy that made the bull sessions complete. On one subject alone did he ever voice more than a passing remark — on the day when Johnny comes marching home. Battalion Football 4; Reception Committee 3. Greenwich, Connecticut " . . . And then there ' s the one about the Scotchman who went all over London. . . " Yes, from the rolling hills of Greenwich, Connecticut came this quiet red-headed Cassanova. He ' s never been known to be without a drag or a smile. Pinkey ' s (with an E) fate was life and living. By the end of Plebe year he was senior man on the German tree. The Dago depart- ment is probably still wondering how he ever managed to get by them. Other studies never bothered Pinkey — he always seemed to eke out the correct answers from those pieces of wood with all of the arLswers. When it came time for athletics, he always answered that call, " There will be com- pany volley ball practice this afternoon. " Easy going though he was, Pinkey always knew how to take the work and the fun in stride. Battalion Water Polo 3; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7. fh 76 • J« -.. _: iViianer Cugiene tianMeu Grand Island, Nebraska If you ever run across an East Coast Naval Officer who wants only to be on the West Coast, that will be " Hap. " If you ever hear a loquacious drone from a Navy bull session, that also might be " Hap. " But these two qualities of his integrated character do not begin to tell the story. His friends are numer- ous; perhaps because none of their troubles are beyond his active interest — and participation. Possessing the abilities most of us lack, " Hap " will Ix: worth his salt in any man ' s Navy; nor will his broad, disarming smile ever leave him in need of feminine companionship. The pal of all who know him, Hap is pleased with life and asks only that life be pleased with him. Boat Club 4; Reception Committee 3, 1; Choir 4. iabert ' Vcrnan Viat cs Indianapolis, Indiana " Hey, Bob, how about working that third one for me! " This S. O. S. has followed Bob ever since he left Indianapolis, for Bob can work any prob faster than the prof and spends less time getting an assignment than he does trying to explain it. Although possess- ing athletic abilities, in his social life he has strictly avoided women. No one knows whether this is be- cause of the girl back in Indiana or not, but we do know that with his taste for swing — solid jive in particular — he could be a sensation at any Hop. If the Navy would station him in Indianapolis, Bob would be perfectly happy; but for the present his favorite pastime is riding the train back to " God ' s country. " Battalion Cross Country 3; Battalion Track 3; Sailing 4, 1; German Club 4, 3; Log Staff 3. Seattle, Washington From Australia to Annapxjlis — quite a hop, but Andy took it in his stride, coming by way of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Seattle, Washington. After the freedom of the Pacific Northwest the rigors of Plelje summer were definitely a shock. No " bull session " was ever complete unless he was there to present his vast accumulation of tall stories. An amazing memory kept him in good stead with the Academic Depart- ments for three years, allowing more time for the finer things of life. His good humor and sharp wit will be as valuable in the future as they have proven in the past. Lots of luck to a perfect wife — and here ' s hoping he gets his present wish. West Coast duty. Battalion Wrestling 4; Company Gym 3; Log 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Photography Club 4. 77 § el»r Mmdrcas Hnttad, r. Flandreau, South Dakota From the muddy waters of the Missouri and the blue waters of Minnesota ' s lakes came this Viking lad with salt in his blood. Famous for his butch haircut, he afforded his wife a practice in barl ering when the " moke " couldn ' t suit him. Pete is a great lover of nature and athletics, but he was always at his licst on the weekends. Pete ' s motto is, " Variety is the spice of dragging. " Lectures invariably put him to sleep, but he never seemed to miss much, and he has a first-rate idea of what ' s what in the Fleet today. Varsity Track 4, 3, 1; Cross Country 4; Spanish Club 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3. ill ' Jmttn Joseph an«f Tulsa, Oklahoma " Jig ' " entered the Academy from Tulsa, " The Oil and Air Capital of The World, " as he would put it, via Yale and other sundry establishments. Always a great one for running the upper class, he claims the dis- tinction of having been the only Plebe ever to have taken a Youngster up Second-class ladder. Jig ' s athletic accomplishments were beyond the pale of belief, he having succeeded in remaining a mem- ber in good standing of the " Radiator squad " throughout his Academy career. Graduation will take him from many friends, but those who serve with him can rest assured of never having a dull moment, for Jig is " one of the boys. " Wiltiawn JaqtBcttc ntaeQwuirc Schenectady, New York § The key to " Magoo ' s " popularity is found in the words " All the world loves a lover, " for in this field he reigns supreme. Find- ing the conventionally-indexed address book unhandy for his travels, " Mac " now has them neatly arranged alphabetically by states. Like all truly great lovers " Mac " has his ups and downs; at present a whim for moderation has him sacrificing romance for a near par round of golf. He combines his cheerful good nature with a spontaneous enthusiasm for any " deal " that comes along. No plan is too fantastic for him or too settled to be changed for a later one. " Mac " even thinks he ' ll get a kick out of seeing the world through a periscope, so good luck to a great optimist. Varsity Cross Country 3; Battalion Cross Country 4; Model Club 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3; Chess Club 1. Elmira, New York When a voice replied, " Zero mistakes, sir, " to the Seamo Prof as he tallied blinker scores, no one had to turn his H HI head to know that it was " HT, " our ex- Radioman from the fleet. " Zero mistakes, sir! " , was Hal throughout three years of academic life. As a social slash. Red never failed to collect at least one letter a day from his admirers. When Art, Literary, or Radio meetings were scheduled, " Rojo " was always on hand to lend his experience and know-how. Hal ' s passion for " matching wits " and playing cribbage secured for him an everlasting fame with his classmates. Someday, in fields of higher endeavor, men will know they can rely on, " Zero mistakes, sir. " Varsity Fencing 3, J; Ring Committe e 3; Art Club 4, 3; Radio Club 4, 3, 7; Trident 4, 3, 1; Log 3, 1. Tacoma, Washington No sooner did Stan arrive, than he given a part in one of the Masquerac productions and, as would only hap 1 to a plebe, it turned out to be the of a hussy. Wiping the theatrical paint from face, Stan went out for the golf team. Golf was of the bad habits he had acquired in college, good or bad, weekends found him occupied on local links. Stan had a knack for dragging beau women, and we must admit he never failec receive his share of the mail each day. With ability to get along with everybody, Stan wil a welcome addition to the fleet where we all diet a brilliant future for him. Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Golf 4, 1; Masqueraders 4. Nashville, Tennessee From the hills of Tennessee, " Mac " i to the water at an early age aboard migaty Crowninshield. He brought tal to the Academy which ranged all the from playing a guitar to manhandling his c mates. Always ready with a witty saying or a h ing hand, he has won the friendship of all know him. His blond hair and genial person; have also given him a way with those of the k sex. " Mac " has had more than the average nun of chances to prove his academic ability, and come through unscathed. With a pitching destn under his feet again, he will be right at home will make an ideal shipmate. Mandolin Club 4, 3, 1; Company Steeplechase 1. u 78 hn IViiiiant £ipst«ntb, r. LocKHART, Texas ■ Back in the summer of ' 41 Lipp left the 9 Lone Star State and came to the Academy 9 where, as a plebe, he became famous for U his rendition of " The Blues of the Night. " ing of stars he managed, in spite of his wife, ;i his at the end of Youngster year. For nearly ,c ' cars Lipp was a stanch Red Mike, but then the Ring Dance, and now all that is changed. Iiing at everything and anything, John ly ijecame the sincere and helpful friend of better classmate and wife could not be found. ' lallalion Cross Country 3; Company Gym 3; Stars 3. Annapolis, Maryland Not one inclined to take the ea.sy path through life, " Lamlxj " spent his first year in the Navy keeping the youngsters white hot and playing hide and seek with the Executive Department. Academics as a whole never required much of his time, but Bull and Dago kept him throwing pennies at Tecumseh. A pho- tographer of some renown, he was a mcmlier of the Camera Club and Ix)g Photo staff. Battalion and company wrestling was his chief delight; but he gave lacros.se a try, too. On weekends he found time to play host to some of U. S. N. A. ' s many visiting teams. Jolly and good natured, " Lamlx) " will always be remembered for his locker full of chow. His energy, resourcefulness and enthusiasm will carry him far in the Fleet. Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Wrtslling 4; Battalion Lacrosse 4; Battalion Track 3; Reception Committee 3; Log Staff 4. abert John nt€§)4swiit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Q Li ' The Mac " was a gay, light-hearted, and carefree lad when the white walls of this country club engulfed him. His Irish humor and his being " one of the lx)ys " paradoxically led him into few scrapes with the Executive and Academic Departments. Famed throughout the regiment as a sack-drill specialist, Mac did his high-stepping outside of the confines of Bancroft. Social life was his element, and few were his peers as the backbone of any hop or party. Under his nonchalance and outward display of indifference, there lurks a serious nature, from which we shall expect to hear a " Well done " from the Service. Battalion Tennis 4, 3. 79 Montclair, New Jersey This stalwart son of seafaring stock came to the academy with a rugged physique and a heart as big as Bancroft. He ' s played a lot of football in the J. V. line, as cannon fodder for the varsity; and he slept through Crabtown ' s coldest winter under a single blanket and with windows ojjened wide. If this doesn ' t prove his ruggedness then what else could? " Dimples, " the name he has Ijeen stuck with since plebe year, has never professed to Ije a lover, but his easy-going humor seems fatal to all fcmmcs. Whether the South Pacific or North Atlantic sees him first, Dave will be taking all the Japan and Germans have to offer with a grin. Football 4, 3, 1; Lacrosse 4; Masquer aders 4. W. «M Mendatt miller, jr. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Shfddins; his sport suits, gaudy ties, and long hair on " 41, Ken took to Navy as though he were born a Midshipman. He HHI gained his anchor and sighted in on a star. Here was his kingdom. Friends in every class and company, bridge games, hops and weekends at Dot ' s house were his pawns for pleasure. A rough, nimble guard at football, a stubborn plucky goalie at lacrosse, Ken was able to do a fine job at any sport he tried just as he was able to battle the books and come out on top. Wait till " W VV K " gets that " can " he dreams of commanding. You ' ll see then that same enthusiasm, that awarded him three strip)es, make his ship the best in the Fleet. Ptfbe Football, 1945; Battalion Football 3, 1; Battalion Bowling 3, 1; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 7. H §iobcrt Chaltner § »rier, tt Huntington, Indiana The " Battlin ' Bob " was new to the Navy in June ' 41, but it didn ' t take him long to get on to the system. Athletics were ■■■■ right up his alley. Football was his main sport, but basketball was his love. Any afternoon when nothing special was on, the " Battler " was in the gym showing how they played basketball in Indiana. Academics were no trouble at all; keeping up on the mail situation was more important any- way. Bofj was one of the boys, but managed to stay in good with the Executive Department. He has a good chance of making his dreams come true by following in the footsteps of other famous Navy Porters. Football 4; Battalion Track 4; Battalion Football 3, 1; Battalion Golf 4; Reception Committee 4, 3. John §lnger north Bay City, Michigan Now Roger is one of these long tall Dutch- men who hail from Michigan. Like most Dutchmen, he doesn ' t say much; but when he does, he really knows what he ' s talking about. He wasn ' t worried at all by Aca- demics, and found plenty of time to build a model flying boat, row for the plebe crew, sing in the glee club, and play lots of pinochle and schmeer. You couldn ' t exactly call him a snake, but he had a way with the ladies, and when the big events came around he always turned up with the right girl. " The Raj " has never lacked friends at the Acad- emy, and the same qualities that made him such a good wife will make him a good shipmate in the fleet. Crew 4, ' 45; Model Club 4, 3, 7; Glee Club 4. Clyde €) ' ' Qortnan morrSse , ., At Large It wasn ' t long after his arrival ; Academy that the " Old Man " w ceiving special attention from the Class. Three years of the system mai succeeded in whipping him somewhat intc but it was impossible to keep that individu Irish nature from cropping up for long. " C was not exactly the one woman man typ dragged them all, yet remained indifferent t( charms. Running a close second to his fa occupation " bunk drill, " was swimming, refl his beachcombing past on the shores of Call and Waikiki. His more serious side, hoi showed itself in a desire to gain as much j sional knowledge as possible in the time all He should be well able to live up to the record of his Dad. Plebe Rifle-r45t; Battalion Crew; Battalion Swimming Battalion Lacrosse ' 45. Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawai Coming from Hawaii, Art trad Utopia for three hard years of Ac life. The islands lost a prospective cuber, but the Academy gained a guy who was always ready to talk about the sands of Waikiki, palm trees, and a tropical Art never worried about academics, but sp his spare time swimming, looking for chow, to a brunette, and trying his best to enjc Although Art was somewhat of a " malahi the ways of the Academy, we know he will an excellent officer; and we will all be looki ward to meeting Art at " Pearl " on our Tokyo. Battalion Swimming 3, 1. 80 i mmcti cy errywnan jr. Starke, Florida BThe gentleman from Florida, with his slow drawl and quick grin, never had any trouble finding friends; truly, the only thing that never took to E. K. was •inics. But he didn ' t mind — maybe that ' s why vcd such an idyllic life in olde Bancrofte, ing in another pipe, or polishing off the latest I. in i)lithe appreciation of life. He worked ers while with women on weekends, and he o rotate the portraits on his locker doors, due icc shortage. His massive chest he attributes ' ep-breathing exercises, taken horizontally. Battalion Cross Country 4, ' 45. ' Walier WarrSwa tliuihry, r. Sadieville, Kentucky The day that " Walt " put on his shoes to leave the old Kentucky home for the U. S. Naval Academy his life was changed for better or for worse. But since then, except for minor advances in rank, he has not changed materially from the quiet, attentive, and efficient plelje of his first season in the yard. To show the consistency of this admirable character, he received that one important letter every day for three years. Academics were well taken care of during the week, but on the weekends it was his time to shine. To the fellows he was as good a s{x rt as he was sportsman, giving lacrosse the major portion of his athletic interests. Cross Country; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1. Q Joikm Utan §i4sed Glendive, Montana " Jacko " gave up the quiet life back home to add his name to the class of ' 45. Easy going and full of fun, he found it difficult to submit to regimentation. A natural logic made academics the least of his few worries. Despite this. Jack ' s Monday morning good word was always, " No kidding, fellas, I ' ve got to l)ear down this week. " Jack bore down, but somehow " Steam " and " Seamo " just weren ' t as enlightening as Emerson or Van Loon. " Jacko ' s " room was a frequent gathering place for those of us who shared his interest in fine music. With " Jacko ' s " outlook on life, happiness and success are a certainty. Pushball 3; Model Club; Radio Club. 81 •rrett Silas 9 ctcrsem Gibbon, Nebraska " I should have been thinking when I was talking " was Pete ' s self-disciplinary prov- erb after a report Plebe year. When he ■■1 was thinking you can bet he wasn ' t worry- ing about academics or the Executive Department. His thoughts were about past leaves, (the one that he spent in Pensacola), the coming weekend, or the thrill of a thundering take-off for parts un- known. A bull session about old college days ap- pealed to Pete as much as did a serious discussion on the importance of airpower. There were M. I. T. days, water polo days, and Navy days, but to Pete they were all stepping stones to graduation and the Air Corps — " The Only Navy. " His quali- ties should lead him to enjoy no small degree of success. Battalion Football 4, 1; Swimming 4, s45t; Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Water Polo 3, ' 43; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 3, 1. Wt nvavd £.4sland §i.cxncr Q BiGGsvu.i.E. Illinois " Doc " came lo us from a little geo- iiiapliical nonentity, called Biggsville, Ill- inois. ia the University of Illinois and the Norfolk Naval Prep School. He brought with hini an infinite capacity for enjoying himself, but little talent for worrying. During his Youngster year, he fended off disaster in the form of Math P- Vorks, eye charts, and the nickname of " Teapot " with a coolness that was incredible. With at least one letter a day (and the Monmouth Daily Review Atlas), his mastery of the mail situation was the envy of the Company. Always " on the ball, " Doc was calm, steady, practical, and was never among the legendary 2% who don ' t get the word. Here ' s to the perfect wife ! Battalion Football 4; Battalion Track 3; Reception Committee 4, 3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Have you fellows heard this one? It seems there was a traveling salesman — " Gene ' s sense of humor(?) with its two- IH H bell jokes kept the old Bancroft Hall routine from growing dull many times. He often and diligently indulged in his two favorite pastimes — gymnastics and his girl back home. Much given to resolutions Gene would daily remark, " Next week sees the start of the new regime, and this time I ' m not fooling. " Three years in the fleet gave him a sound foundation for entering the Academy. When Gene leaves in June, his future shipmates will find a willing friend and brother officer. Aca- demically " savvy " and physically on top. Gene ' s only worry was how to spend his free time for the most fun. Varsity Gym 4, 3, , JHouis Qcorge Selirit Portsmouth, New Hampshire Lou may have been short in stature, but his effervescent personality put him head and shoulders above the crowd. An all- time favorite of Masquerader fans, he preferred to star in acting rather than in academics. Like all natives of Portsmouth, N. H., Lou had an ardent interest in submarines — an interest which carried him to the senior berth on the sub-squad. Lou ' s passion for sparkling conversation was matched only by his love for liberty. His cheerful disposition and deep sense of humor not only made the three-year struggle seem easier for his friends and classmates, but also left something worthwhile to remember in the years to come. Track 4, ' 45; Masqueraders 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3. Everett, Washington | It was a sad day for the gals on the Coast when " Rile " came to the Aca but " everybody loves an Irishman. Jack proved that by not only bee 4.0 with the gals back East, but with evei who has known him. Whether on the Batt fc field or on the dance floor. Rile was always ir pitching. Jack did have his conflicts with thi demic Departments, but always came throi the right side of the fence with a carefree Jack loved a good time and knew how to mal yet his stripes were proof that he also hai quality which makes a naval officer. Battalion Football 3, 1; Battalion Track 4, 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Qenrge § cahndy Steele, . Long Beach, California With undaunted effort, George er struggling from beneath the threa cloud of Academics which swept HHJ his first wife. How he managed t " sat " and still find time to excel in his many curricular activities remains a mystery. The no mystery, however, about George ' s al)i knock ' em cold on the dance floor, or his on the drill field. Despite the fact that he pn Glee Club singing in the shower after taps, had a rare combination of qualities which him tops as a classmate and wife; and qi too, which will make him tops as a naval Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Business Gang 4, 3 Glee Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. 82 Washington, D. C. Q DmnSphawa r»9vn Shclton Springfield, Missouri B ' HcU no, they don ' t go bare-footed in Missouri. " And so the " Short Man " be- gan his naval career. Two years in the P ' icct made ready for U. S. N. A. a man :ould consistently return from class lamenting that he was bilging and yet make his wives like refugees from an institution for the men- iiicapaiile liy comparison. Don appreciates mcr things in life — fine music, a good leave, )cautiful women. " As a sultan I would be a al, " he was wont to murmur, carefully comb- lis hair in preparing to retire for the night, fleet will gain a good officer and his fellow- rs a fine shipmate when Don goes to sea. Gym 4, g45l; Ballation Gym 4, ' 45; Choir 4, 3, 7; Model Club 3, 1. ' Bromo, " hailing from a long line of ship- builders and ailing from a lack of lin- guistic ability, came to us from Wash- ington, D. C. " Bromo " had a certain knack of getting other people out of trouble and himself into trouble. A snake of no mean ability, xi i al.so had other interests foremost among which was track. While at the Academy he spent more time trying to " lx;at the system " than getting stripes; but in the Fleet it will l)e a different story because we know he has what it takes to make an excellent officer and still remain " one of the Ixjys. " Battalion Track 4; Varsity Track 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. Norfolk, Virginia Hailing from the Sunny South and with an accent thicker than a Pedro fog, " Jay " joined the ranks of the " pamjsered pets. " Not being bothered in the least by aca- demics, he sf)ent his week days enjoying lacrosse, battalion football, and escapes from the Executive Department. Leaving Ijehind the red brick school- house, a certain pretty little schoolmarm gives him extra-instruction on the weekends. Outside of possessing a slightly stublxjrn streak, especially predominant concerning the opening of all ports on sub zero nights. Err ! ! !..., we feel sure that " Jay " will be a welcome addition to the Fleet. Battalion Football 4, 3, 7; Lacrosse 3; Battalion Pushball 3; Swimming 4. TopEKA, Kansas " Like father, like son. " Ck)ming as he does from an old Army family, the requisites of a fine officer have l)ccn engrained in Jim ' s character. Jim never allowed ath- letics to interfere with studies, nor studies with his real pastime — dragging. Not satisfied with merely dragging on weekends, he would often Ije found after drills taking a glamorous " crab " for a spin in a knockalxjut. In spite of the foregoing, he found time for battalion lacrosse, swimming, and push- ball. Reception Committee, and standing well up in his class. Jim ' s personal charm, unfailing humor, and ability to get things done rate high in the eyes of the Executive Department and in the hearts of his classmates. Battalion Swimming 3, 7; Battalion Push Ball 3; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 7; Log Staff 4; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7. 83 tVithwMr Cnrtis f raaatnaan, jr. Warren, Pennsylvania s Will hails from Pennsylvania. A little man with a big smile, he is famous for his cheerful chipping against the " system. " Although Will doesn ' t number himself among the " savoirs, " he manages to pull down a safe steady average that is the despair of many scholastically unstable classmates. His interests are gymnastics, cheerleading, and the " girl back home " ; his crosses — plebes and hot weather. The things we ' ll remember about Will are his kindness, generosity, genial good-nature, and his high ideals — all the things that make him a swell roommate and a true friend. Battalion Gym 4; Varsity Gym 3, 1, gNt; Cheer Leader 1. rcderi€K Mnthtumy Warn, r. Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania When the " Foo " stepped aboard the U. S. S. Bancroft, he was off on his career with " four bells and a jingle. " Fred ' s pep H and personality have been a major factor in building up the morale of his wives and have won him a large sphere of friends. His activity has often been envied by his classmates. How he could climb out of bed and do those morning exercises with such a vim will always be a source of amaze- ment. His greatest desire is to enter the " pig-boat " navy, and there he is sure to prove his worth. His fighting spirit has never been daunted, and he is certain to achieve his goal in life, all the while living up to the high set of standards which he has set for himself. Battalion Cross Country 4; Battalion Lacrosse 3. Qcor c Vtardy ' tVehstcw NORTHFIELD, VERMONT Born in Vermont, George was a trui yankee, which meant his first love wa skiing. In between skiing seasons Georgi managed to attend Duke University fo two years. He entered the Naval Academy bringini his love of skiing, dragging and eating with him During Youngster and Firstclass year it was ; hungry plebe who had to eat on his table. Sine his main interest in the Academic Department wa in learning rather than in working for a grade, h always just missed starring but was always in th upper half of his class. Behind his serious face wa an easy going disposition which won him man ' warm friends and will make him a welcome addi tion to the Fleet. German Club 4, 3; Plebe Crew, Varsity Wrestling 3. £j9s arJ § icr€c ' tVilsnn, jr. Beloit, Wisconsin Q And lo, " Eep " Wilson ' s name led all the rest. We are here not referring to aca- demics, but to that popular periodical, the Executive Form No. 2. " Eep " owes his popularity to that ivory smile, those eyebrows, his sincere generosity, and, above all, to his resem- blance to that person referred to by " the marine in the foretop. " " Snafu " made a memorable record for himself along other lines, such as, track, cross- country, and tennis. His unofficial record is equally pretentious. Plebe year, with the spasmodic aid of his Model " A, " " Eep " was the Plebe who out- dragged all the upper-class. To prove that he hasn ' t lost his touch, the " Eep " has recently acquired a canoe and one 4F outlx)ard motorboat. Whatever the situation, we guarantee that when old and gray, " Eep " will still be having fun. Varsity Track 4, 1; Cross Country 4. n 84 :-i«iyP ra ' ' - Srd Company... 1940 TOP ROW— V. L. Bacon, J. H. Baker, R. A. Bergs, T. S. BIy, L. D. Bowen, M. S. Boycr, A. F. Bridgcr, L. S. Chambers jr., R. O. Clark, G. B. Clegg iii, A. H. Cummings, L. R. Davis jr. SECOND ROW—C. N. Duberg, H. A. Engelmann, W. L. Esarey, J. G. Evans, F. E. Fields, F. J. Gaeblcr jr., J. E. Hansen, C. M. Hart, G. L. Joest, D. J. Kelley, F. G. Lucas, H. L. Martell. THIRD ROW—V. N. Mitchell, N. B. Norrisjr., F. P. Ritchie jr., D.J. Roulstone, H. E. Salter, R. B. Schabacker, P. T. Sprichman, H. B. Thompson, R. S. Vardy, W. C. Weaver, D. C. Willianuon, A. C. Anderson. FOURTH ROW— ¥. F. Bass jr., W. B. Brantner, J. Green, W. W. Hankins jr., N. A. Jankovsky, W. T. Kinder, D. D. Kucharo, W. McHenry jr., R. C. Parsons, M. T. Pitz, T. G. Ray, A. N. Sampson. FIFTH ROW— Y . F. Searle, J. R. Taylor jr., W. C. Williams, B. A. Winner. 3rci € omp«in ...l947 FRONT RO W- K A. Murray, J. A. Singletary, K. C. Palmer, W. R. Hartman, H. A. Williams, L. R. Young, tRU KU f.. v. _y, j s pX j j_. o Napiorkowski, J. F. Ayers, E. Boucher u, W. I. Donaldson. SECOND ROW-H. H. Goodwin, R. F. Wenke, R. J. Sowell W T. G. Granat, D. R. Jex .V I. Hodder, G. E. McPadden, R. L. Lee, J. J. Nuss, J. E. lUingworth, C. A. Kiscr, F. H. Coleman. THIRD ROW- ' W. G. Hearne, J. T. Chandler, M. O. Muncie, J. A. Mickle jr J. W. Brummcr, J. A Horst, D. B. Deatheragc, R. D. Schneider, P. C. Spoolstra, R. E. Lee, J. C. Thompson, M. G. Coerpcr. FOURTH ROW— L. A. Snead, M. B. Brown, G. W. Hosking, R. A Rowan jr., M. A. Schene C. D. Alberts, p. N. Hewett, J. A. Adams, R. S. Rainwater jr., C. O. Glissonjr.. A. L. Child m. F. A. Thurtell. E. B. Robbins. COMPANY OFFICER FOUHTH COMPANY Fugitives from a goatpen, we made our exodus across the front terrace to the First Battalion at the end of Youngster Year. The digit four then replaced the old fourteen on our guidon; but no matter what numerals we bore or what wing we occupied, we still retained a spirit and personality which was distinctly our own. It was a spirit to which defeat was a stranger, and a personality which was cosmopolitan and of many moods. Perhaps the mood was care- free and humorous more often than not; yet, we knew when to be earnest, as can be attested by our first place in Plebe infantry and the many subsequent " pay off " positions in the annual company competition. Furthermore, we were always well represented in every phase of regimental activities; a varsity fullback, an art editor, an intercollegiate wrestling champion, and a Masquerader president being a few of our more versatile men. Although we were never given to " slashing " — we claimed but one star man — we attained an enviable professional knowledge nevertheless. Moreover, our con- ception of a naval officer became the " damn the torpedoes " type rather than the " suction theoretical " one. Hence, when the enemy ' s trou are in the embarrassing position, you can be sure that the men from the Fightin ' Fourth had a hand in putting them there. ( J. A. Krecek, Commander E. F. McCartan, R. D. Williams, P. B. Derr W. B. Crawley, Commander L. N. Smith, J. F. Kalina, H. Y. Davidson ymhm Kenneth Mltismn CoRsiCANA, Texas Q " I ' m willing to take a chance on any- thing once. " So saying, Ken left his be- loved Texas and joined us as a combined Ambassador and Chamber of Commerce. Perhaps it is the natural charm that " Stinky " says all Texans have, but, whatever it is, he always attracts more than his share of women. Company sp)orts have occupied his active afternoons while his bunk has been the scene of many others. Ken ' s theory of rest is that he would rather be awake than asleep, because when he is asleep he can ' t realize how much rest he is getting. Studying, marching, and freezing in the " Yankee " cold have never worried Ken; he has taken the system in a stride that Texas can admire. Battalion Track 4. i«sith (Wcndcit mexten Q QuiNCY, Illinois Keith got his desire to go down to the sea by going down to the Mississippi and see- ing the steamboats ship out. Now, after three years on the Severn, we have the fledgling Farragut of the Prairie State. These three years included a few hours of extra-curricular in- fantry, an unending willingness to give advice on affairs of the heart, and a few good leaves that spiced things up a bit and fattened the mail bag. Though not a star man, Keith has had n o trouble avoiding excess studying and the academic board. Where this seagoing Lochinvar really stars is with the gentler sex. With that broad stripe and atten- dant resources of a brand new ensign — things should pick up. Company Sports 4, 3 1; NA-10. Curiam atncs rotvn McKeesrock, Pennsylvania Occasionally a farmer who comes to the Academy doesn ' t go back to the cows and horses. Though the motives may vary, we feel sure that the answer this time is an intrinsic value that deserves success. Just as power of reserve, industry, steady logic, a sense of humor, and keen judgment go hand in hand with accom- plishment — we expect to see B. J. travelling around where things are being done. Anybody ' s going to have to get up early, work hard, and stay late if he expects to get ahead of Mr. Brown, and the Fleet is going to be just that much better come June. Keep your eye on Burt. He ' s going places! Football 4, " 45 " ; Battalion Track 3; Battalion Football 1; Boat Club 3, 1. §iobcrl € r ' tvilt CoullharJ AiNswoRTH, Nebraska Coming to the Naval Academy with a year of college behind him. Bob has never worried academically. Sleeping and participating in company sports have filled Bob ' s recreation time. Writing books to Evelyn back in Ainsworth has accounted for much more time. He has spent his week-ends either writing to Evelyn or seeing shows, keeping an unblemished record as a Red Mike. Bob listens to classical music and plays the trombone. He knows his classics, but the less said about his trombone skill the better. Formerly a pilot. Bob still has a keen interest in his second love, the Air Corps. At sea or in the air, we will be glad to see Bob again. Q 88 T == 5 - V-W%- §VitiiaatB §i »bcri Crawietf Lamesa, Texas Bob is the name even if the radio sports announcers do insist on calling him Bill. Leaving Texas University and his ranch behind him, Bob sought the quarterdeck of a warship. Attaining a reasonable balance of time between playing on the athletic field, peeping in on text books, enjoying his sack, and just having fun, is one of Bob ' s achievements. He easily man- aged to keep out of trouble with both the Executive and Academic departments. While at the Academy Bob carried that pair of two ' s on the back of his football jersey through many an opposing forma- tion. We expect something very similar when he gets out in the Fleet. Friendly, reliable, unmistak- ably Texan, and 100% Navy is Bob Crawley. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, N; Varsity Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Y ' . Basketball 4. I o O o e K ]. ' - HoRNELL, New York Coming from the metropolis of Hornell (not Cornell), our " big hunk of man, " " Hub, " started out in Ceramics, but de- cided he wasn ' t cut-out to make bricks. He impressed us from the first with his " saltiness. " Between the moments when he was regaling us with his songs, he managed to find time to lend his muscles to an oar on the crew. Hub is a very popular man, and it ' s not surpris- ing that he should be, with his sharp wit and his quickness in " catching on " to jokes. Since he would never fit in an airplane or a submarine we suggest battleships for duty; how- ever " Hub " would be successful in anything he tried. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, N; Reception Committee 3; Photography Club 3, J. Boston, Massachusetts " Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble. " Here comes I3ucky with more irons in the fire than Bancroft has windows. Always planning, always worrying, always moving. He ' s possessed of a nervous energy that alternately vents itself on the soccer field, in playing that infernal trombone, and in bitter invective on the steam department. " El Patito " hails from Massachusetts with an accent to prove it, but what ' s worse, three years at the Naval Academy still couldn ' t wring the Yankee out of " Bah Hahbah. " " You dirty guys; turn that razor off. I can ' t work these probs! " — echoes of our days together. But a lot of people will yet hear a lot of things from the biggest little man in Massachusetts. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, a45f, aNAJ; Log Staff 3, 1; Orchestra 4. 89 At Large " Look at these muscles, " he says, admir- ing himself in the mirror. I am indus- triou.sly bilging five subjects, but I can ' t let that one pass, so for the next two hours we are very busy shoving each other through the deck. Thus, the kid builds himself up for the battalion wrestling team. In the spring comes tennis and if the season were two months longer, when our hero finally gets himself in sha[ e, mem- ories of Joe Hunt would fade away into nothingness. Then there ' s the Rose of Rosemont (real name Helen), whose initials are recorded on slide rules, confidential ordinance publications or anything else coming into his hands. Well, that ' s the story: tennis, Helen, and no demerits youngster year; that ' s my boy, Phaon. Varsity Tennis 4, 3, 7; Battalion Wrestling 4; Spanish Club 4; Reception Committee 3. mmim §i.tKtph £d9vard £tt«wabranJ New Albany, Indiana After spending a year at Purdue, this lanky Hoosicr lias never had too much trouble with the Academic departments. Basketball, dancing, and the girl back home are his chief passions although he manages to take out a little time now and then for such things as softball and listening to the radio. Ralph has those qualities of force and agressiveness that the Executive Department is always talking about as being essential to an officer. If the Executive Department is right, and it usually is, he should have a successful naval career. No matter where he is, he ' ll have a successful career of making friends. Varsity Basketball 4, 3, ?, ' 45, NA. Tulsa, Oklahoma English ancestry gave him a bull-dog per- sistence that brings to mind Lawrence ' s now immortal words, " Don ' t give up the ship " ; and we know that " Joe " will, in the future, as in the past, counter every tight squeeze with his own version of the old skipper ' s great idea. Perhaps there are, among the readers, some who believe in the old adage " Heroes are made, not born " ? Well, Joe started out Plebe year dividing his afternoons between extra duty and the wrestling loft, and wound up drawing down an Eastern Intercollegiate Championship and the teams ' Captaincy. These are fighting times, and Joe is a fighting man; there ' s a combination that will take the " man " much farther than the " times " would perhaps ordinarily allow. WresUing, Captain, 3, 7, wNt. Qeorqc Sictvari Qailer Newburgh, New York s ' Pete " has the enviable make up with which he can bring the sun from behind dark clouds. Whenever you leave him, the world is somehow brighter, and were it not for Pete ' s lively sense of humor, this year would have been a darker one for many of us. A natural ability for acting gave Pete the femi- nine lead in the 1943 Masquerader ' s show, George and Margaret, and this year he is the Masquerader ' s President. This rapid climb to fame didn ' t startle Pete one bit: " I ' m not surprised; Mother always said I ' d be President someday, " he explained. All of Pete ' s many friends here wish him luck in the Big Show out there. Battalion Football 1; Masqueraders, Pres., 3, 7. W illiaan § rathcr crgusot New Rochelle, New York He might have been called " Cai Willy " if there had not been two nesses in his life. Women and poker HHH the little Scotsman broke ninety pe of the time, and, since a guy who is broke c be too carefree, he was simply known as " W " Fergie " did well for himself. He made his i among the upper crust of " savoirs. " Plebe ye participated in cross country and track, your year found him on the varsity lists of these s Two years on " tin-cans " before entering the i emy convinced him that there was only om to go to sea, and so the Destroyer navy can by to receive a real sailor. Varsity Cross Country 4, 3, 1, c45c; Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Spanish Club 3, 7. § Allenhurst, New Jersey When Saint Peter opens the pearly on that last day, he will prolsably fellow in navy blue, plus a Mark 3 5 halo, examining the gates ' op( mechanism. Arnie always wanted to know made things do what and why. A. J. takes hi seriously, ex: he can speak fluently in E Spanish, and Morse Code. Tennis, rifle; " That Solid Old Man " filled the gap left love of destroyers. Of course, his special avt was beating it out with the drumsticks wh found no matter where they were hiddc possesses a geniality and sincerity that will him friends and success. Rifle Team 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Battalion Tennis 4, Pistol Team 4, 3, 1, p45t; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Photo Club 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, . 90 I TuscuMBiA, Alabama B| A true Southern Gentleman and a man 9 of many and varied experiences, Ed traded k his many opportunities for a Naval career, fl His ability to make friends has stood him )od stead, and his ability to keep them will be , more valuable in the future. Whether his s to be a gentleman farmer someday will ever ?rialize we cannot say, but after seeing his npts at such, we recommend that he stick to . avy. Ed plans to make a good reputation as ival olTicer, and we know he will be a credit le Navy. Company Sports 4, 3, 1. s Emporia, Kansas Bert left the dry plains of Kansas to join us on the Chesapeake where he .sighted salt water for the first time. " Blank ' s " under-class time was divided iK ' tween a fight with the academic departments and an almost permanent memljership on the sub squad. How- ever, " Gunghi " stayed sat and learned to swim. First class year found Bert looking for a new field to conquer, so he abandoned his " Red Mike " tendencies for intramural sports. Ready wit and unlimited good humor have carried Bert over the rough spots of the rifle range, extra duty squad, and section room. Acquiring a new friend and a new nickname almost daily, Bert has done well at the Naval Academv. Vial H»ii«r Brooklyn, New York And now there are four of us- . Three years, normally would be considered a mere drop in the bucket in the normal span of life, but three years by the Severn can by no means be considered normal; and in this short, but very eventful space of time, a boy becomes a man, fully burdened with the ideals of the Navy. From an average of sixty-five men per company, it is inevitable that two or more find themselves bound together by common joys, sor- rows, and hopes. When two people of opposite sexes meet in such a manner, the usual result is matrimony. . .(cont ' d under James A. Krecek) Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, NA. Qiforqc tttiitau Wicekcr Baltimore, Maryland An easy-going manner, a winning smile, and a knack for collecting fraps on various and sundry occasions immediately places " Young Jawge " in our minds. Not a con- firmed Lothario but able to hold his own. Milt was a staunch believer in the body-beautiful and his athletic abilities were manifested on the flying rings, sparking the water polo team, and, most recently, by cheerleading. He had his troubles mainly with the Executive and Bull departments but he emerged and almost unscathed. His worst crime was coming from the forgotten land of Maryland. George hopes to become a memlier of the submarine navy, and he should easily advance and prosper, for both the wardroom and the con- ning tower will find him a welcome addition. Battalion Gym 4; Battalion Watn Polo 3; Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1, 2g45t; Battalion Swimming 3; Glet Club 4, 3, 1; Chtrrltader 1. 91 U iiUam JS. ' Huekempoehtcr Q VVaconia, Minnesota " Huck, " our boy from Waconia, entered the Academy from the Fleet. Though very quiet, the kind that never lets his right hand know what his left hand is doing, his eyes are enough to betray his hidden thoughts. He has not concentrated on any one sport but has lent his brawn to all phases of the athletic program here at the Academy. With his analytical mind and his general knowledge, he has not felt the many hard knocks of our institu- tion, but he has found ample time for extra curri- cular activities and social functions. " Huck " will enter the Fleet a capable and excellent officer pre- pared to meet any task that may confront him. Company Military Track 3, 1945; Boat Club 4, S.- Spanish Club 3, 1; Japanese Club 3, 1; Reception Committee 3. ' Jawncs Mrihur irc€cti Omaha, Nebraska (Continued from Hal HofTer) ... At the Academy, however, we forego such for- malities and overnight become " wives. " And so, had you chanced into this room, you would have found four creatures so bound in pseudo-matrimony, enjoying each other ' s woes, and envying each other ' s joys. To avoid calling one another " Hey, " we address each other as Jim, Chuck, Fat, and Hal. In a country with as many varied interests as ours, it is rare to find four people, whose geogra- phical interests differ so greatly, and living lives that are in so many ways parallel. We call Nebras- ka, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Brooklyn home, respectively. . .(cont ' d under Charles E. Kridle). Football; Plebe Track; Battalion Gym; Stamp Club 3, 1. iPhitip Stevercux ynhnston, jr. Beverly Hills, California When not extolling the virtues of South- ern California, " P. D. " is usually busy thinking up earthy similes for anything and everything. Amazingly enough, he has maintained both his rugged individualism and a degree of saltiness which is the despair of the Executive Department and the envy of the rest of us. The " Johnston " method of study, which entails close and frequent contact with the mattress, never- theless, managed to keep Devereux in the ranks of the intelligentsia. The flame-colored hair and distinguished countenance of the " Profile " have beguiled many a fair damsel and made it nearly impossible for Lady Luck to frown on him. Military Track 3; Reception Committee 3; Stamp Club 3, 1. Qmvcr Curtis ' Jatti.Mnn Crystal City, Texas § Plebe year was nothing new to Jack had something similar at Texas A. before he decided to wear the Navy bl Incidentally, he still loses money on annual Texas — A. M. game. Though a q lad, something was always percolating under blond locks. Jack never let studies interfere ' his three extra-curricular activities: women, si and poker. He never deemed it necessary to gan on blind drags with scores of 4.0 women on string. Always asleep by 2100 he has never forg the upperclassmen for interrupting these naps ing plebe year. After graduation Jack hopes to the coveted " gold wings. " To this end we " Happy Landings, Jack. " Charles £,d ' BM ard Bridie Greensboro, Pennsylvania (Continued from James A. Krecel Three of us found it relatively easy ge in here, each of us spending only years in piercing the very hard w; politics. Chuck took the hard way and, by n of a semi-centrifugal pump action, persuadee Commanding officer of the U. S. S. Wyoming he was good officer material. Our room managed to keep itself fairly represented in all fields of life at " Us-Nay. sports we collectively partook in gym, swimr cross-country, football, track, and basketball. (cont ' d under Gerald J. Patton). Company Military Track 3; Stamp Club 3, 7. u 92 i John Uranti. alina Cleveland, Ohio If one were to describe him with single word phrases, the adjective " versatile " would undoubtedly be selected for " K- Boy. " This lad from Case boasted of many ajits: with equal ease he could accomplish any- ? from ballet dancing to cartooning. Since early )1 ' (• year, Jack was constantly employed in a host ;tra curricular activities and also found time to id the Naval Academy in his spare time. He nt well have won stars, but, instead, preferred are interesting existence which was amply sup- 1 by a ready wit and a peculiar, rasping gufTaw. Irietrospect, it can truly be said of Jack, " For the .ving of the man, life was made more nearly l)lete. " litmy Track 3; Trident Calendar, Editor-in-Chief, 4, 3, 1; Log, Art Editor, 4, 3, 1; Art Club, Pres., 4, 3, 1; Class Ring Committee; Lucky Bag 1. tViltiaan ' Jemhimt, jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Di.scipline under an Army father on the shores of the broad Atlantic gave Bill a fine background for a naval career. Not ■H Ijcing a " savoir, " it required long hours to keep " out of the woods, " but he still managed to find time for his favorite pastime sleeping. From January to June he could be found splashing up and down the Severn struggling hard to win his brace of " N ' s. " Water fights and non-reg gear kept him in close contact with the Executive Depart- ment, and through its help he became an expert on close order drill. His debonair manner with the fair sex has left many broken hearts throughout his travels. At sea with the female distractions far away, he should become a top-notch officer. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1; jNv, M; Battalion Football 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, J; Model Club 4. 3, 1. Q ' John £ d9vin Hosnre Goshen, Indiana After high school days Eddie sought greener pastures, so he joined the Navy in 1938. Service on the West Virginia taught Eddie aixjut the Navy the salty way, and he joined us as a two year veteran. Ac- cording to Ed, Indiana is the only state and Goshen the only town in the United States. Engaging in Company sports and supporting Navy teams have occupied Ed ' s afternoons with an occasional " bunk drill " for variety. Correspondence with Jean comes first, and woe to the mate who brings no letter. Listening to our blues and always being ready for a bull session, a bridge hand, or a poker session has cost Ed numljers, but it has proved io be a good formula for smiling through Academy life. Boat Club 1; Lucky Bag 3; Reception Committee 3. §i.ob«fri 9rwin«f Mmttmm Carlinville, Illinois Bob joined us as one of the youngest mem- bers of our class, l)ut it never worried him. . good Illinois Yankee by birth, Bob prefers Reljel girls, and he was at most of our hops happily " wolfing " some Southern belle. Photography, billiards, and p)oker filled many of Bob ' s afternoons; his pictures arc good; his (X)kcr, passable. Drawing from a broad knowledge of the Naval Academy, " Kass " succeeded in making the custom of questioning pleljes a Ijenefit to them, although at times the pleljes had their doubts. Boxing is Bob ' s greatest athletic love. The fighting instinct proved useful not only in the ring, but in his numerous Ixjuts with the academic departments. The profs gave " Kass " several scares, but he always came out on top. Radio Club 3, 1; Photo Club 3, J; Reception Committee 3; Boat Club 1. 93 [ ' Fin D Minneapolis. Minnesota God ' s country and the infantry lost a Eircat little guy when " Gene " saw that big ainl)iiion icalized. He lost no time hcins; con erted from the fresh water of the thousand lakes to the old salt spray. Many a week-end found him parting the Chesapeake swells on the VAMARIE. " Moe " has an abundant supply of self-confidence and never lets things worry him, e. cept maylje his baffling theory on handling women. Practically untouched by the Executive and Academic departments, he had plenty of spare time which he devoted to the Log staff, pistol squad, sailing, sack and his appreciation for really good music. Gene ' s love for the service and his energetic spirit will make him hard to hold down when the going gets tough. Sailing 4; Log Staff 3. QcraM attison § atiom Sapula, Oklahoma (Continued from Charles E. Kridle) . . . As yet, none of us has merited Ail-Amer- ican honors, and quite frankly, we do not even cherish the thought. We do, how- ever, enjoy ourselves. It is quite universal among us to shy away from anything that remotely reeks of the odor of hard work. I will not say that we will make outstanding naval officers when we hit the Fleet, but you can be sure, sure as the old clock in Mahan Hall, that you will find Chuck, Jim, Pat and Hal plugging away, wherever we are, whatever service we are in. Yes, you can tell Uncle Sam that, after three years, •. . . there are still four of us. Swimming 4, s45t; Golf 4. I RoswELL, New Mexico Little " Tweety, " a gnome of an Army Brat, has won a place in our hearts. He ' s a rarin ' , tearin ' , little fighter from the land where men are men — and he ' s no exception! Don ' t let his size fool you. " Tweet " has more spirit and know-how than most men twice his size, especially on the wrestling mat and in the ring. Hassell pretends to be a " Red Mike " but somehow shows up at all hops. He spends most of his study hours knee deep in file boards in the First Battalion Office and yet manages to stay " savvy. " Figuratively, if not literally, everyone of us looks up to him. Wrestling 4, 3, w45t, wNAt; Glee Club 3. Albany, New York " Big Ed " should have been a poliijc With his smile, his Irish name, and " legal eagle " talents he probably wc ■ 1 have become mayor of Albany had he been attracted by the Blue and Gold. A very ( vincing talker is Mac, never giving up until last " But Sir — " . " Robespierre ' s " other talent; elude a fondness for the foils, a yen for stripes, a capacity for getting them. Ed ' s only troubles women. He ' s a real heartbreaker. However, be a momentous occasion when Mac staggers to the altar, fighting to the last step. He works and he plays hard, and you can bet your best stitc boots that he will go a long way. Varsity Fencing 4, 3, 1,J45t,JNAt; Battalion Lacrosse 4; Spanish Club 3, 7; Quarterdeck Society 1. ChruMtian Chartcs § ciersei Norfolk, Virginia " Babe " had a distinct advantage ov( rest of us — coming from the sea-f town of Norfolk. However, we ar clined to argue with him at times he goes into ecstasies over the beauties of the | " Pete " always found time to devote to com sports but never steadied down to one becnu liked variety. We stayed " sat " by studying his notes and ing over his shoulder, and the only fault v( find with " Chris " is his method of eating a| We can ' t decide whether his big-heartednc- asset or a liability; nevertheless, Chris will have a lot of real friends wherever he goes. Company Sports; Reception Committee 3. u 94 Cleveland, Ohio a Hot dogs, hot music, and sometimes even reveille could usually entice " Jamie " out of his " B " hole. Once out, the irresistible Irishman was never at a loss for words isually proved to be the life of the party — or icllcath of it if his pipe smoke got in our eyes. Ii|iinely wit was often the stumbling block of who dared to belittle his home town, but his Ic ant good-nature made him the friend of all h knew him. Jim is the type that takes life as it V and, if he meets the real problems ahead 11 as he has the minor problems here, we can r( ict nothing but a happy and successful future. Company Sports. Brady, Texas Billy Ixjy, alias " der leader, " left the ranks of the rah-rah l)oys at the Univer- sity of Texas to take his place among Uncle Sam ' s midshipmen. Gaining in- spiration from the " New San Antonio Rose, " Bill went forth to class daily with determination to do great things. Although a natural born leader in sack and canteen drill. Brother Morrow always managed to keep in top physical condition by lx)xing. Admired and respected by all his class- mates, Billy leaves the Academy to take his place in the Fleet, his first love. Boxing 3; Company Sports. u Thnamas Hardinq ttth Fort Worth, Texas How can a fellow who brushes his teeth every night, showers twice a day, never refuses chow, and persists in opening windows wide in zero weather help but make loads of friends and plenty of money? Tall, good-looking, friendly— that ' s Tom. He ' s a loyal Texan, but an Army deserter— being the only male of his large family that did not attend West Point. " Tampoco " starred in Spanish, hit a few (?) trees in plebe steam, but wore a bathrolw; covered with soccer, rifle, and lacrosse awards. It cannot be said that " T. P. " is a lover of great music but he does like Glenn Miller, any piano solo, and his own harmonica. He appreciates feminine friendship and, Ijelieve me, he ' ll never lack it! Soccer 3, 1, a45J: Lacrosse 3, 1, NA; Rifle Team 3, r45t. 95 Aurora, Indiana " Speak softly but carry a big stick " might easily have been said of Bob. His unassum- ing manner and soft voice (especially with women) might not indicate his abil- ity to get things done, but his unfaltering perse- verance carry him far. Park, along with Edwin C. Hill and Elmer Davis, was largely responsible for placing the town of Aurora on the map, and one is continually fleeing from his commentaries about the river floods or whiskey distilleries in that region. While usually successful in most of his ventures, he habitually loses his all on his old Alma Mater at the annual Purdue-Indiana game. His sincerity and level -headedness will long keep him in our memories. Tennis 4; Battalion Tennis; Trident Calendar 3; Lucky Bag 1, Company Representative; Stamp Club 4, 3, 1; Russian Club 3, 1. n Montrose, Colorado Mike hopped out of the frying pan into the fire, but he managed to breeze through the academy at least one jump H ahead of the academic trees and the pap sheet. Being air-minded, the ex-flying gyrene spent his leave periods at naval air stations learning to fly. A charter member of the junior birdmen ' s club, he shouldn ' t have too much trouble getting his wings transplanted from his right sleeve to his chest upon graduation. Although the Marine Corps was his first love, the Navy Nurse Corps certainly got a lot of attention. The question is, will Mike Jr. be a navy junior or a marine junior? Anyway, Mike has already had four stripes in the Marine Corps, and is now shooting for four stars. Company Cross Country 1; Company Softball 4, 3, 1; Log, Associate Editor, 4, 3, 1; Reef Points 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. yawncM Mtten Strand BozEMAN, Montana " Who ' s that long-legged fellow with the rifle wrapped around his neck? " Ah yes, memories of the plebe year extra duty H squad are ever poignant in the mind of " Stilts Strand, " the walkin ' est, talkin ' est hombre that ever set forth from Bozeman, Montana. But it wasn ' t all extra duty at the Academy. Big Jim took time out to stroke the Battalion crew to a brilliant fourth place in the intra-battalion competition. He edited the sports section of the Lucky Bag (you be the judge); he was Battalion sub-commander first class summer; and above all he is a real pal, never lacking friends nor refusing to be one. We all know Jim, and we are all rooting for him. Ballalion Crew 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag J; Japanese Club 3. Hcmy £dand §i.yan Evansville, Illinois After a not too studious year at Indiana University, Roy decided to abandon the frolicsome life and turn his interests to HHH more serious fields. The Academy offered a foundation for a future and a respite from in- numerable feminine distractions. The foundation gradually built up, but the distractions were ever present. Each leave only served to fan old flames and kindle new. The serious side always successfully balanced the frivolous and, as a result, academics never suffered noticeably. Roy ' s three years on the Severn gave him definite ideas about the Navy, so we shall anxiously await the day when his rank authorizes him to enact them. Lacrosse 4; Military Track 3; Battalion Crew 1 ; Musical Clubs 4. u £ dwnund Charles §i.n9van Long Island, New York Before coming to the Naval Acade Ed spent his spare time building r; gear and winning math prizes. He attf Hl ed Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute fi year where he gained a good background for Academy work. He would have done better at Academy if his love for sack drill had not overn his desire for academic achievement; however is always ready to give a befuddled classmai helping hand in the academic struggle. With ] storehouse of technical knowledge and love for service he should make the kind of officer of wl the Naval Academy will be proud. Company Sports; Radio Club; Math Club; Class Ring Production Committee. Mluthcr emjaanin ' Wattaet Paducah, Kentucky The first step in realizing an old ambi was accomplished when Ben arrivei the Academy. He brought with hii H H rebel sense of humor, two years col credits, and a left-handed way of doing thi Claiming both Texas and Kentucky as homes, never missed a chance to glorify the South; ace ing to him, there isn ' t any other place. By hi; tense hate of cold weather, his enormous appe and his habitual search for a fourth for Ijridgi all knew Ben. A familiar sight on week-ends a hops and entertainments was Ben and Julie. ! ing, bunk drills. Collier ' s, and correspondence Ben just below starring but supplied those th necessary for a well rounded, happy Academy Military Track 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 3; Trident Staff 3; Lucky Bag J. 96 Hatvrenee €leJ Swnilh SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA SSmitty earned his salt as a battleship sailor in pre-academy days. His fondness for hula girls led to a well-filled photo- graph album, the like of which is rarely in this hallowed hall. A sportsman in other as well, football, plebe and varsity, took up ifternoons; a tougher player would be hard to He was also a batt. track manager ' s dream, i, ' well in the shot, dashes, jumps, and discus; it was the extra curricular activity known as " men " that really occupied his attention. It ' s re sight to see the Arizona kid not making time " Ye olde ways of departure. " Having had usjh of safe battleships, Smitty intends to try hi hand at submarine thrills in days to come. Varsity Football 4, 3, NA; Battalion Track 3; Spanish Club. §ii€hard € dmvardt §iuattM« Washington, D. C. HH Dick ' s the lx)y that poses for the (ooth- ■gl B paste ads. You draw a smile from him, 3 and it ' s a winner. A Navy Junior, M B " ' Rump " is brimming over with Blue and Gold; and if you want to know anything alx)ut the Navy, Dick is a first rate source of do|)c hot or cold. He worries about everything, particularly women who seem to be his greatest unsolved prob- lem. Dick ' s effervescent energy and Ixjuncing activity brought luck and victory to many an intramural team. The " Mouse-Man ' .s " fetish for keeping things " smart, shipshape, and .seaman- like " has o ften iwen the salvation and constantly the despair of his wives. We hope the future takes equally good care of him. Battalion Football 4; Battalion Squash 1; Yawl Sailing 3, 1; Model Club 1. Vtarold MrihwMr ' Wcbsier, jr. Red Wing, Minnesota Lacrosse player, self-styled Casanova, eye-unsat, and sole smoker of that grand- est of all tobaccos, Webster ' s Mixture, H our boy " Webbie " came to old Bancroft as a direct representative of Red Wing ' s Chamljer of Commerce, and, aided by the home town paper, has constantly held before our eyes the Ijeautiful picture of Minnesota — women, hunting, fishing, and women. A " Ham and Egger " in the warm months, he shifts indoors in winter and can always be found for a good fast game of squash or hand- i)all. His cry of, " Hey P. D., how about a game of cribbage? " echoed up and down sunshine alley many a cold winter afternoon. He ' s headed for the Red-Lead fleet, .so line up you Tin Can skippers, there ' s a good man coming your way. . . . Lacrosse 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Football 7; Battalion Wrestling 4; Battalion Squash 1; Chess Club 4, 3; Radio Club 3; Orchestra 4, 3. 97 Wiiiiam ' Kcnttey SpraqwB« Paris, Illinois Bill came from a small midwestern city where he had been on several state cham- pion basketball teams. After Ijeing all H set to do his part for the Navy Five, he had to turn elsewhere liecause of foot trouble. Cross Country became his next love, and he won her hand. Cheerful at everything, " Spragoo " or " Spraguuee " always had one just a little better for those who enjoyed mispronouncing his name. The upperclass were always wondering who was run- ning who, but Bill ' s first words as a youngster were, " Gosh, it feels good to sit on a chair while you eat. " May bad luck neither follow nor catch up with him. Varsity Track 4, 1; Varsity Cross Country 4, 1; Spanish Club 3, 1; Chess Club 3. n N § JoAn William U ieht Watertown, New York If you ' re looking for a fellow who can think of a witty remark for every situa- tion, Johnny ' s your man. This great little guy is a true New Yorker all the way and possesses a ready comeback for every Californian argument to hit the yard. Perhaps his most noted accomplishment was the smoking of cigars in the mess hall youngster year; however, he also did a little company boxing and wrestling. John adheres to modern swing bands with Harry James being his favorite. He ' s a great believer in wine, women, and song; and fairly worships the steam heat which doesn ' t come out of the radiators of Ban- croft Hall. The Army Air Corps lost a good man, but the Naval Air Corps will receive a better one when John walks out these gates for the last time. Battalion Boxing 4; Military Track 3; Lucky Bag Sport Section. it JSen Charles IVilliaans, jr. La Crescenta, California The best day in Maryland couldn ' t even touch the worst day in California, but Ben stuck around anyway. He brought with him the ability to keep cool in the face of the Exec. Department and the pony express system which functions periodically be- tween U. S. N. A. and California. Nothing ever got the best of him — including women, liquor, and an annoying Bull department. He put up with every hardship known to Bancroft Hall, one of the worst of which was a crazy room mate who out- argued him and won all his cigarettes. He endured all this just to go back to the West Coast and enjoy the Navy at its best. Good luck, Ben, we ' ll see you on the North Atlantic patrol. Sailing 4; Trident Magazine 4; Spanish Club 3. §i.nhcrt §)nuglas Williaans San Jose, California I Bob, a member of that exclusive group known as " savvy " and the vice-president of the Math Club, stepped out of San Jose State College into the class of ' 45. He brought with him a quiet, but cheerful per- sonality and a supply of patience that has yet to be exhausted. Give him a mountain to climb, and he will be at the height of his glory. Give him a math prob to work, and he will work it and like it. Bob waited until late in youngster year to discover that O. A. O., but after he did, you could find him dragging her at any hop or writing to her during any spare moment. When Bob leaves, he ' ll leav many friends. S Battalion Fencing 3; Military Track 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 7; Math Club, Vice-Pres., 4, 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. . ».• A 0- . ■ ' ■ ' ■ r, m. ■ ' , ys ivss -L --, ' V radtf Joseph. SCilliqen Chicago, Illinois " Study hour-in your rooms all along! " You may well bet that Grady had his study hours well planned, viz.: fifteen minutes of horizontal engineering, fifteen minutes of deciding which girl to drag to the next hop, and one half hour writing the letter. Although always willing and capable of lending a helping hand in all matters, Grady himself needed assistance with the girl situation. Since time was limited, he could not write letters to all his girls and it was too big a job for " G. J. " to decide which girls should suffer. However, we all knew Grady and his genial disposition too well to know that it was not an ostentation but just his good humor. He ' s tops for companionability. Handball 4, 3, 7. 98 4th Connpan . • • 1940 TOP ROW— C. L. Billings, H. A. Cohan jr., A.J. Dearman jr., J. W. Erickson, J. E. Famcr, N. R. Gibbons, N. A. Gunderson, J. R. Hess, R. T. Hextcr, L. L. Jackson jr., G. R. Kelly, H. A. Key jr. SECOND ROIV—W. F. Longton, T. C. Lonnquest jr., K. H. Lyons, R. D. Lyon, A. M. Masich, R. E. Megcc jr., K. S. Messenger, W. B. Muncic, H. Ortland iii, R. A. Page, H. C. Penny, G. A. Reiff. THIRD ROW—H. B. Robertson jr., C. M. Robinson, W. S. Rothwell, S. Savage jr., G. E. Selig, P. N. Smith, D. M. Wynne, E. J. Adams, A. W. Albert, R. L. Amelang, J. F. Crchan jr., W. H. Crosby. FOURTH ROW— J. D. Exum, J. E. Forrest, H. B. Gibbs, W. C. Gieseke, C. M. Glenn jr., S. M. Graff, D. A. I.anc jr., H. R. Macdonald jr., R. L. McElroy jr., H. L. Mize, R. W. Myers, S. W. Reingvartz. FIFTH ROW— D. A. Rogers, H. M. Rogers, H. B. Shofnerjr., W. H. Simonson, J. R. Smith, R. A. Weir. 4th €2omiBaBn ' . . . I «i4 front rows,. F. Crumpler, C. L. Wells, S.J. Schiller, T. R. Jostc, W. D. Hall, I. Ridcnhour, R. H. Ccvallos, ■ " " • • • • = L. G Stafford jr.,J. M. Gronfcin, C. R. Anderson, B. B. Crawford, A. C. Holland, C. S. Carlisle. SECOND ROW— C. ]. Ostcrtag jr., E. R. Lippman, B. Martin, J. D. Rumble, B. D. Williams jr., P. N. Plylar, R. E. Odgcrs, J. E. Fjelsta, D. J. Murphy, R. G. Topp jr., W. H. Foy jr., J. H. Doyle Jr. THIRD ROW— ]. O. Coppcdge, J. W. Dupree, G. H. Bryan jr., T. L Bell, S. .A. Pillar, B. A. Miller, W. E. Forsthoff, R. B. Madden, B. B. Brown jr., N. T. Dietrich jr., B. R. Baldwin, R. B. Houghton, A. H. F. Barlow. FOURTH ROW— C. B. Huggins, R. S. Smith, W. M. Douglass, W. S. Peterson, C. R. Rockwood, R. S. Giles, D. D. Grantham, T. L. Hartigan, J. A. Strickland, R. C. Pcniston, A. Anderson. l ' ; TT see. ' ftuh. " €. . eilAo COMPANY OFFICER FIFTH COMPANY This is the Fifth Company; we used to be the Nineteenth. We ' re happy, grateful, better men for it. Why? Because, during the summer of 1941, we gathered from this nation ' s far-flung frontiers to begin our life together at the Academy and this is what happened: First came Plebe Year. Who will ever forget the Ranger ' s distinctive salute? No, it wasn ' t exactly extra-curricular, but it was fun. The great deal of moving we did that first year enabled us as Youngsters to place our company high in athletic competition. We have also had outstanding representatives in activities, athletic and extra-curri- cular. To mention a few — they have arranged hops, supervised the press detail, designed the class ring, and captained varsity crew. An extra-tropical cyclone that emptied itself on Worden Field dur- ing a P-rade one Wednesday afternoon was responsible for the great- est commendation we have ever received. In spite of a thorough drenching, the performance turned in by the last companies to pass in review was a memorable one. When we became the Fifth Com- pany this year, however, we no longer had to wait and watch the rest of the Regiment march off. Ours has been a memorable association. I I I iWl J. J. LeBourgeois, Commander H. A. Stebner, R. J. Rowson, F. Hassenplug M. A. Esmiol, Commander W. N. Dietzen, R. J. Dzikowski, J. L. Midgett TT tViliam Mltsc Mthimsnm Richmond, Virginia When " Tiny " left Richmond, that fair city lost one of its finest gentlemen. His love for his native state has only been HH equaled by his love for the Navy. His pleasant personality and broad smile have won him many friends throughout all classes. Capable scholastically, his classmates have always known they could go to him for assistance. Up to First Class Summer, he was generally considered quite a lover, but now, his heart remains in Richmond. He is destined to be a great benefit to the service for his conscientious character, sincerity of purpose, and the ability to carry out a job to a successful conclusion. Battalion Football 4, 3, , 1945; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 1. £ d9viwa Curry ain, jr. San Diego, California Now here is a fellow, the like of whom you have never before encountered. Be- ing a " Sand-blower " was not enough. No, he just had to make things even more enlightening by staking his claim as a " Navy Junior. " The repercussion, however, was never too severe for Ed as he has always possessed a keen sense of humor, a quick come-back, and above all a cool head. He has taken everything in the line of " rivers " and such as mere routine with very little strain. Although having been reserved and somewhat self-conscious for the past three years, he is certain soon to unleash all of his faculties; and when he does the Navy will really discover a 4.0 naval officer. Tennis 4, 3, tNAt; French Club 3. One needs a vocabulary to expound upon the intricate makeup of the blond-topped, easy-going Barney. Ups and downs bring on no change in his moods, for he is al- ways a humorist, always a man of big ideas. He has a gift for swing, playing a mean tenor, and a habit of getting on the nerves of no one. His per- sonality wasn ' t developed, it merely happened long before Academy days or Ohio State nights. You meet him, you like him, then only will you understand that the world will be his stomping ground. Basketball 3, 7, ' 45; Sailing 1; NA-10, 4, 1. I Ctark £eon eth Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania Clark is a boy from the farm, that is, except for two years at Penn State. He has a good measure of common logic and a sense of what is practical, which probably is a result of a youth spent in the country. Not that he is coldly logical; he has an appreciation of the earthy things of life that is warmly refreshing. Clark has a slow, thoughtful manner when he speaks and he likes to whittle. He loves the outdoors, and when started on a camping or hunting story his descriptions approach the aesthetic. His disposition is mainly cheerful. With his practical intelligence and wholesome outlook on life he will be welcome anywhere. Battalion Cross Country 4, 3; Battalion Track 3, 1945; French Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3. 102 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Solger " has the gift of making friends out of acquaintances and this has made him one of the best liked men at the Academy. He has every quality of a fine officer. His personality plus good looks attract many friends to him, esp)ecially the women. Before leaving college he was voted the most popular person with the opposite sex. He has always a cheerful word for the boys. As a boxer, he is one of the hardest hitters on record; however, he gave up Ixixing because he was needed on the battalion football team. No person could possil)ly ask for a l)etter shipmate than " Solger. " Battalion Football 3, 7, 1945; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Regimental Hop Committee 1. Charles Staaari JSom cocA. jr. Harrisonburg, Virginia Famous for his bugle calls and carefree nature, Stu was always ready to forget his academics for a bridge game or a good time. The academic road was long and for Stu, but he always managed to pull through at the right times. True, he had a little trouble with his love life until a certain sunbeam rocky from Detroit cured all his ills. Although injuries restricted his athletics, he could be found regularly wrestling or weight lifting. Stu wants to go in sub service, and his ability to make friends and to take charge of any situation will make him a welcome addition to the Navy ' s underwater fleet. Battalion Football 4. §i9tand f analin owter, jr. Sharon, Pennsylvania We all know " Bud " as a splendid athlete, a popular classmate, and a 4.0 shipmate who will be welcome aboard any ship. Hi H In the rollicking horseplay of a liberty party ashore, or engaged in the serious business of standing a watch he was always o jtstanding. Per- haps we know him better as the only Midshipman to ever get " four for four " in an Army-Navy base- ball game. Anyone who has seen " Bud " in action on the diamond will rate him number one first- baseman on anybody ' s team. Bud ' s plans and ambitions for the future include a submarine and his little " Beno " back in Sharon. Best of luck, Old Man, we ' re betting you will make one of the best submarine skippers in the Fleet. Basketball 4, 3, 1, " N " ; Baseball 4, 3, 1, " N " ; Battalion Football 1, 1945. Q Chartes Jrof f yrm« Ellsworth, Maine Charles hails from the old Pine Tree State of Maine, which he claims to be the best in the Union. There is an old tradition in that state that the young man either be- comes a farmer or goes to sea, and C. S. chose the latter. He has not had much trouble with aca- demics, and therefore, spends his time in gathering data on ships which are and were in the navy. From this information he writes a column in the Log titled, " Now Hear This All Along, " in which he brings forth facts that are rarely known. Not content with two years of French, he has started a course in Japanese which he believes may be useful to him some day. He belongs to the associa- tion of " Red Mikes, " deserting these ranks only once a year during June Week to drag his true love from Texas. Battalion Football 4; Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Fencing 3; Sailing 1; Japanese Club 3, J; Boat Club 1; Log 1; Lucky Bag 7. M .L e - ' - S- rr h •Am £ d9vin ChSthntwrn New Smyrna, Florida Q The Navy got a good man when John left his Florida orange grove to seek a career which was strictly in keeping with his adventurous nature. John did not come to the Naval Academy with high athletic aspirations, although he left behind him a brilliant high school record. The baseball diamond, how- ever, did claim a lot of his time. He ' s a real all- around fellow, happy-go-lucky, and a possessor of a multitude of friends. Everyone who knows John knows that he had his share of fun at the Academy. Conscientious in play, he is even more conscientious in his work. John will make some ship a good officer; but for his sake, here ' s hoping this Florida lad doesn ' t get duty in the North Atlantic. Baseball 4, 3, ' 45; Battalion Football 1. Walter nUhatas §)ietxewt, jr. Chattanooga, Tennessee Since Buck is a big boy, 6 ' 4 " , 200 lbs., 1 lived on one side of his room and his rooi mate and a baseball bat on the otb HHH Although he came to the Naval Acaden: from Chattanooga with no previous football exp rience, he made the Varsity Squad by the time 1 li fC rwc« lan CunminghaawB Huntington, West Virginia When this curley-haired lad came to the Academy the Annapolis style of dancing suffered a revision and took on a modern- ized form of the West Virginia shuffle. Bruce ' s love for the products of Duke Ellington and Jimmy Lunceford led to many an evening spent in music appreciation. Academics troubled him little but the complexities of women created numerous problems which only Bruce could solve. Although he is a good party man, Bruce has the ability of applying himself to a task and not giving up until it is accomplished. Be it a boxing match or a " Nav P. Work " he gives his all. Battalion Boxing 4; Company Boxing 1, 1945; Regimental Boxing 1, NA. reached his First Class year. Buck will long he remembered by his classmates for his pranks with the " Steam Profs, " but since he stood in the " savvy " half of his class the " Profs " will forever regret that they weren ' t able to get back at him through a nasty i stroke of the pen. So we say farewell, Buck, and " Beware " to the Japs that cross your path. Football 4, 3, 7, " NA " ; J. Varsity Basketball 3. Buffalo, New York Three years ago the Navy lost an Electrician ' s Mate and I gained a " wife. " After four years, " Ski, " as he is known to his friends, traded his bell-bottomed trousers _ for the gold braid of a midshipman ' s uniform. B Since Plebe year we ' ve spent our free time together " dragging " or enjoying ourselves in the best way possible. Most of the time the local theater was the only way possible, but we never were at a loss for amusement. Now we are parting, perhaps to do the greatest job of our lives. I only hope that as time goes by we once more find ourselves together as shipmates. Battalion Football 4, 3, 7, 7945; Juice Gang 4, 3, 7; Newman Club 4, 3, 7; Movie Gang 3. 104 Edgewood, Pennsylvania Skip ' s Naval Academy career was conceived with a 2.5 in Bull and a 2.6 in Math. It has been substantially the same since. Life is too interesting to ruin by study, and there are many activities which have occupied his time. Ordinarily during study hours and recreation periods " The Great Man " has a radio spread over the room explaining the theory of radio to its owners. If there are no radios to repair, there is always a roommate to keep " sat, " letters to write, or the latest copy of the New Yorker. Skip makes a good roommate. There are few men with more ability in the class, and few with a more promising future. Juice Gang 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 4, .?, 1; Model Club 4, 3. Q (ttlarrU Mlirad £sna£at, jr. Colorado Springs, Colorado " You ' re the most eatinist fellow I ' se ever seen, " remarked a mess attendant after serving " Yogi " his fifth dish of ice cream. IH He is one man whose love of the service J 11(1 the principles for which it stands is even greater ihan his appetite. His never ceasing desire to in- rt-ase his knowledge of professional subjects and Q §i.nherl ' Mtcmry £tviu Tulia, Texas Riding into Annapolis on the B. A. ' s bucking bronco did not remove any of the true western spirit that Butch in- herited from his home in the Panhandle of the Lone Star State. With the comiiination of his academic background, received at Lehigh, and his cosmopolitan viewpoint, which was augmented in Machine Shop No. 6 at Bethlehem Steel, Tex had very little trouble standing just below the " star " men. The strong, silent Ewie never wasted words and his timely quips often had his friends and roommates in spasms of laughter. Whoever happens to he a shipmate with the Texan will ap- preciate his keen judgment and sound wi.sdom which are sure to make him a success wherever he may be. Boat Club 4. the efficient manner in which he executes his orders are two of his many attributes that will help make him a good officer. From high in the hills of Colorado " Yogi " has brought with him a genuine liking of mountains, airplanes, and women. The ship receiving Morry as a junior officer shall be rewarded with an officer, a scholar, and a gentle- nan. Footb(Jt 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Varsity Wrestling 3, 1, w45t. Winhert Joseph Wmbriwi Secaucus, New Jersey When " Stinky " left the insurance busi- ness for the Naval Academy to Ijecome an Admiral, he was in his natural environ- ment having spent many summers work- ing on the Wilson Line in New York City. The one thing that the " Secaucus Kid " disliked more than Plebe year was the Bull department; it was a rough battle he waged, being " sat " only on alternate terms, but he finally won out First class summer. As for women, there was never a time that he and Johnson wouldn ' t take a chance on blind dates. In the Fleet " Fab " will lie known as the person who makes life more pleasant for everyone with his humor and good nature. The Navy needs more officers like Bob. Portuguese Club 4, 3. Lowell, Massachusetts I H Undaunted by his lack of size, Connie 9 just pulled up his shoes and with his t 9 boundless energy and perseverance made IkSmI a success of all he tried his hand at. His greatest love is women (plural) and from all indi- cations he is quite a " Casanova. " There was a WAVE in Washington, but that, dear reader, is restricted! As an athlete, Connie excelled in the manly arts of boxing and wrestling, a veritable p)owerhouse. For several years he was the mainstay of the company boxing team. Always good natured he was ever willing to explain the finer points of the books to more " bucket " classmates. He " gets this stuff, " and there is no doubt that he will make as fine an officer as he has been friend and wife. WresAing 4, w45t; Boxing 3, 1943. U)illiam mSw-€h VttByter Q MuNCiE, Indiana A Navy junior, the Naval Academy was much a foregone conclusion to Wild Bill. Hailing from Indiana, he recoiled from farm life, and called New England home. Though he studied harder than some of us. Will still found time for fencing and dragging. The Hayler mind had nothing but contempt for the delights of dragging in rural Annapolis; witness one of the reasons in a Hop liljerty spent chatting with a landlady who waited up for him to make hot cocoa. Two summer leaves spent at FT school as insurance against the Academic Board, shows Bill ' s determina tion for a Naval career. We trust this determination will carry Bill ' s career through to a successful conclusion. Fencing 4, 3, l,JNt. ' hotnas £d9 ' ard Qtcasan Bangor, Maine Q The rock-bound coast of Maine con- tributed Tom to the Naval Academy. He came with a generous smile, a twinkling eye, a Maine accent, and a determined desire to make good. His timely wit and humorous remarks caused many a laugh. Sometimes in the academic battles Tom was trampled, but he always managed to crawl from under the pile and con- tinue the fight. His knowledge of sports is uncanny; he can tell you the batting averages, number of home runs, teams played with, and bits of personal history of almost every ball player who ever held a bat in his hands plus information on a variety of other sports. His friendly personality and genial joviality made him popular with everyone. Battalion Cross Country 4; French Club 4, 3, 1; Newman Club 4, J, 7. Qenrgc Mica it€hctt Arlington, New Jersey " Fitch, " the little man with the big smi came to the Academy with a sparkli sense of humor which never failed to ma the darkest days a little more pleasa His high academic standing and an inclinati toward following the straight and narrow kept h in the good graces of both the Academic Board a the Executive department. George, however, most met his Waterloo in a three year battle w the Sub Squad, from which he emerged wet a bedraggled, but victorious. Despite all this Geoi found time to drag " Dorrie " almost every wa end, and he automatically turned in his resigt tion to the Association of Confirmed Bacheli when he hung out a miniature during first cl summer. The " dungaree Navy " is getting a fi man. Baseball 4, 3, ' 45; Log 3, 1; Lucky Bag 1. § CItBude ettiot Mtsrr Concordia, Kansas From the plains of Kansas came this Westerner to add his bit of humor : his sharp wit to our life here inside gray walls. Too light for football, game he loved, he turned to the handball cc where he readily took on all comers. Living v him has been a constant joy. His ready laugh been the silver lining of many dark clouds. His 1 life the first two years was a bit unsteady, but o he got his little " Doll " settled in Annapolis only worry was getting his laundry stowed o each month. We all know he will make a c i officer, because when he speaks, his slow K drawl commands the respect of all those neai 106 tViitiawm £ynJo€h Qrahatu San Diego, California BWhen " Curley " left sunny California the Naval Academy received a treat. He may not be one of our " star " men, but he is one of our most popular. Everyone knows for his happy smile. When Curley wasn ' t liming he could always be found on his sack. may appear happy-go-lucky, but down inside s very serious. One of the most conscientious around here, Bill has the will to go far in le Sam ' s " Gyrenes. " He ' s the kind that men willing to follow unswervingly, and someday • may have to. We need more men like him. Swimming 4, 3, 7, 45; Battalion Water-Polo 3, 7; Foreign Language Club 4, 3. § kilr9y Cii I M Gale, r. Cleveland, Ohio " Windy, " the hero of this histoire, was very appropriately nicknamed as his mul- titude of friends will attest — if he wasn ' t snowing some .sweet young thing with his suave lingo, he was bulling his way through the only academic difliculty he encountered PIcIk- Skinny. A " bush " or a " tree " would cause horse- play to cease and silence to reign as he buried his head in his lx)oks. Phil was a good man to take a weekend with, a better man to room with and with the ability he has to gain the confidence of all about him, he will make one of the best odicers out of ' 45 whether it be with the " Leathernecks " or the Fleet. Battalion Tennis 4; Varsity Sailing 7; Photographic Club 3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Q When " a bunch of the boys were whoop- ing it up " in Bancroft Hall, that ' s right where you ' d find " Kes. " Along with a love of a good time, Dick has a sense of humor to get him over the rough spots. From the Quaker state, he inherited more than his share of industriousness and common sense. With these two essentials he has made a success at the Academy and promises to go far in the Fleet. As a true friend, who realizes your faults and forgives them, he can ' t be surpassed. As a roommate, who never hesitated to lend a ten spot, one could never find better. May we be shipmates again. Battalion Track 4, 3, 7, 7945; Battalion Taut Sailing 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag 7; Radio Club 3, 7; French Club 4, 7. 107 Milton, Pennsylvania After pausing a year at Buckncll to gird himself for the forthcoming battle with the Academy ' s curriculum. Plug laid a course for Annap olis and success. Fred ' s first name is still a mystery but the reason for his many friendships is not. Because of his constant association with a bunk, " scuttlebutt " had it that after Plelje year he was unable to breathe in an upright position. Unbeatable at table tennis in the Regiment, Plug ' s long, lean form could also be seen speeding over the hills around the hospital. Never worried and always able to see the sunny side of any situation, Fred has put into his activi- ties as much or more than he could ever take from them. Thanks for the memories, Fred. Battalion Table Tennis 3, 1945; French Club 4, 3. New Orleans, Louisiana You would never guess from watching " Le Bee " work that he came from the sleepy South, down New Orleans way. When he starts using the energy in the Fleet that he used in running the Fifth Company and the Press Detail, the higher paid personnel will really take notice. As for the ladies, he had only one drawback, his fear of blind dates; but one can understand this considering the seven catas- trophes he encountered while engaged in these adventures. " Bushy ' s " greatest accomplishment, however, is one to which few men can lay claim. He has developed an aggressive and forceful char- acter while remaining one of the best liked men in his class. This will send him a long way when he gets out in the Fleet. Track 4, 3, 1, " A ' " ; Cross Country 4, c45c; Press Detail 4, 3, J; Ring Production Committee 3, J; Reception Committee 3. dtvard Wtawnilinn ItinrqaM Pasadena, California Although the Severn could not furnish the smooth beaches and the pounding surf of his beloved California, " Morg ' s " love of the water made him choose crew for a sport. Because he was earnest in it, as in all things, and a leader the team made him its captain. Girls were attracted to him and Ham (that ' s what his Dad calls him) never seemed to be able to get them to leave. Always a humorist, Ed was at his Ijest those first few minutes after reveille. " Death " (short for Death Valley), somehow unable to sep- arate him.self voluntarily from his sack that early in the morning, started each day off merrily. The Naval Academy has lost a most ardent supporter. Bon voyage, Ed. See you again, soon. Crew 4, 3, 1, " N " , Captain. hnanas ' tVarwewa ItiaM an Denver, Colorado With the shrill cry of " I am the Fox! " resounding throughout the halls of Ban- croft, Tom launched his naval career. " Fox, " the possessor of a Western drawl slightly tinted here and there with a rather irregu- lar squeak, was the friend of all. With his carefree, fearless attitude, Tom never worried about studies — nor was it necessary. His quick, sharp, scientific trend of thinking, plus his contempt for the word " defeat " will make him an asset to any Navy skipper. When not pulling himself apart at the gym, " Squeaky " spent his spare time correspond- ing with a certain young lady from Canton, Ohio, with whom he expects to spend much time after graduation. Luck to you, Tom, we ' ll meet again! Battalion Track 3, 1945; Radio Club 3, 1; French Club 3; Reception Committee 3; Boat Club 3; Newman Club 4, 3. I ' tViltiawm £aveland £e9 h Reading, Pennsylvania From the ivy halls of old Nassau, o summer day in late July 1941, came t lad, destined to be the regiment ' s No. golfer. The highlight of his youngst year was the day he led the golfers to a 8-1 victo over Army. Will ' s keen competitive spirit al found outlet in squash, badminton and table tenn Studies never presented a real problem after re-exam in Youngster Skinny. The romance of 1 life, Peggy, went the way of many others — the arn air corps — at beginning of First Class year. Whe ever " two or three shall meet, " or this page turned up, his classmates will remember the li able, outspoken guy with a genuine desire ai ability to become a top-flight naval officer. Golf 4, 3, gNt ; Battalion Squash 4, 1945; Battalion Badminton 4, 1945. Fairmont, West Virginia George has the somewhat dubious tinction of hailing from two places. Di ing his Plebe year he loudly proclaim the wonders of " West-by-Gawd-Virg ia. " Since that time he has largely forgotten tl state while he tried to sell such wonders as exist Florida to his poor unsuspecting " wife. " T military stuff was not new to GP; he came to after being a color sergeant at Greenbrier whi he developed a taste for " drags " which he exhil to this day. His other pet diversions are golf a yawl sailing. He did not excel in Bull as he ste; fastly claimed this subject would not be necess; to fire the guns or navigate a ship, yet a fine futi awaits him. Boat Club 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 1. u 108 Londonderry, New Hampshire Q Flushing, Long Island, New York B Never heeding academics too seriously, Mac has been a litde inconsistent in his studies since he left his podunk of Flush- ing, Long Island, but, be it Saturday t or Monday morning, he was always the best ives and the most considerate of friends. His sst trouble came from the members of the r sex, from whose clutches he has had several )readth escapes. His ingenuity and a double • of common sense should lead him to the ats of his chosen profession. " Robin ' s " ambition to follow in his father ' s footsteps led him to set a course toward Annapolis and his chosen career which, we hope will Ijc as fruitful as his three years by the bay. Even his frequent skir- mishes with the Academic Board did little or nothing to daunt his spirit. After " math " was a thing of the past, his only comment was, " Plcljc year is fruit. " With the coming of First Class year, academic troubles were over and wedding plans were in order for the day after graduation. When he was not with the " O. A. O., " his weekends were oc- cupied as skipper of a yawl. Smooth sailing to you, Robin. . . Battalion Pushball 3; Battalion Tawl Sailing J; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 7. Los Angeles, California " What! Only five seconds ' til formation? Plenty of time — nothing but time. " That ' s the easy going, fun loving side of this ex-fleet man from California. Aca- demics never being a Ixjther, you could nearly always find him planning weekend ketch trips, on his bunk, or developing his " flying-trapeze " tech- nique out in the gym. His claim to the title of Original Red Mike is disputed by his own words— — " Bring on those young girls! " It ' s a toss-up which overflows the room most, his pipes or his records. In the years to come whenever the Fifth Company of ' 45 recall the many good times and the trying moments they encountered, " Connie ' s " name will Ix; the first mentioned. Look for him at the top in the Fleet ! Gym 4, g45t; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3; Model Club 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 7. 109 Carthage, Tennessee Ever proud of the fact that he and Cordell Hull are fellow-Carthaginians, Joe has also proved himself an illustrious diplo- mat in his daily life at the Academy. Possessor of an enviable personality, he made many friends; a grin was always his answer to any remark about his kinky hair. Midge, when he wasn ' t drag- ging, was usually busy with some extra-curricular activity. The spare time he had was used to write letters. The abundance of mail he received in re- turn confirmed the Bull Department ' s judgment of his excellence in English. Fresh from high school, he showed his worth by making an admirable record in his academics. Joe ' s ability, industry, and amiability assure the Navy of a valuable new officer. Good luck, Joe I - ;■ • ' Masqueraders 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3; Lucky Bag 7. Buffalo, New York Tagged " Hut Sut " (for obvious reasons) by the first class, Riiss ' classmates clipped that to " Hut, " a name which has stuck with him since Plebe year. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytech, he encountered little trouble with his academics; this he soon proved by stand- ing among the top men in the class. Whenever a poor " bucket " ran into some difficulty, " Hut " was ready with the " dope " and advice. The ever- present box of chow in his locker attracted every- one to his room. Always a welcome addition to any crowd, he made a world of friends because of his extreme good-nature and cheeriness and because of his many activities. The men on board his ship will be fortunate, indeed, to have " Hut " for a shipmate. Class Ring Committee 1; Art Club 4, 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag 1; Stars 4, 3. Wiith burton Van Oss Byron Center, Michigan From the land of tulips and beautiful women came this big handsome Yankee Dutchman. Bringing to the Academy ■■■1 three years of college memories, he soon became noted for his sincerity of expression and a personality which won the favor of his classmates. When conditions became too quiet, you could al- ways find " Dutch " willing to lend a helping hand by adding variation and color to life in Bancroft Hall. Problems were no obstacle; he always solved them easily, and in spite of salt water he proved that Michigan builds great swimmers. His winning manner and ability to fathom intricate technical subjects will place him with the best in the Fleet. A handshake and best wishes, Dutch. Qmrterdeck Society 4, 3, 1; Masqueraders 1. y scph £.d9vard Snyder, jr. Grand Forks, North Dakota " Pass down the bacon, " or " did you hear the latest? " were Ed ' s two favorite phrases. Early in the morning as the l M Plebes piled the bacon on his plate, Ed would make up for it with his sparkling good humor. Who knows but that bacon is not some sort of brain food for various people, because Ed certainly took academics for a ride and shot them sky high. " Horizontal Engineering " was his favor- ite pastime. The rest of us had to slave over the books, not Ed. Smooth, thoughtful, and tactful, Ed forged his way through these hallowed halls to graduation, his life ' s ambition, and a happy marriage. Here ' s hoping Ed will " bring home the bacon " that he likes so much. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Battalion Yawl Sailing 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. I y scph ' Merntan Sehmedei Glendale, Long Island, Nevs ' York Just a guy named " Joe, " Herman, c; to the Academy from active duty _ the Naval Reserve. Incidentally, BMBl been active ever since in everything, e cialiy " dragging. " It ' s his favorite pastime. In I that ' s the way he ' s trying to forget his first " dn What a " brick " ! Joe is a Brooklyn boy and ardent Dodger fan. His ambition is to get to so that he can help his two brothers, who sailors, to erase the " Japs " from the face of earth. We all wish him the best of luck and I hoping someday to have him again for a shipm Battalion Track 4; Battalion Football 4; Reception Committee 4, 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Nampa, Idaho Beneath an unruffled exterior Ed 1 intensely. He gives everything its whether it be a rugged steam assignn or a bull session. His speaking acqu tance with athletics (including an eloquent if figuring discourse with Batt football) disquali him for the Radiator Squad. A man ' s man to wl " the way of a man with a maid " was no myst he had an affinity for silk " peejamas. " His s dreams usually had Nampa, Idaho or Bridgei Connecticut for their setting, though he ad; of several nightmares spent in killing Japs. Eve his memories of the Fleet are the " Sara " and West Coast liberties, he is itching to get out tl with the new Fleet and let those yellow moni know he " starred " in ordnance. Pistol 4; Battalion Football 1; Art Club 4, 3, I; Photographic Club 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1. 110 farrnf Mugtast Stcbncr, jr. Chicago, Illinois I When Harry came to the Naval Academy, he wasted no time in proving to his officers — and his classmates that he was a first rate I military man. He rated stripes and he .11. His philosophy was one which included iiughs, good times and rest. With all this, ride of Chicago was always ready to help his v t " roommate when the going got rough; a " star " man ' s mind — oh, did he love his - for the women, Harry was a real big time i , for after each leave a new brand of " foo- adorned that daily letter. His generosity was i-xceeded by his efficiency and aggressiveness, St of all, Harry always got the word and that uean future achievement. Football 4; Reception Committee 3, 1; French Club 4. Cleveland, Ohio Ix!aving the big ijultcr and egg l)usinfss, " Simm " came to the Naval Academy and spent his time counting Ij)g sui)scri[)tions i H instead of ration points. " Hcrr Mac- dougall ' s " packages from home were always eagerly awaited by his chccsc-loving wives. Although not a confirmed " red mike, " his week- ends were usually spent catching up on long over- due Log correspondence. After " starring " in Plcljc Math, the " Junker General " settled down and x- came one of the group that claims neither " stars " nor " ijuckets " for their collars. A profoundly quiet and reserved fellow, Larry ' s efficiency and determina- tion will be a welcome addition to the Fleet. Any task he tackles will be a task well done, and the " pig lioat " service should welcome this well- rounded officer and gentleman. Lacrosse 4, 3, 1, " N " ; Soccer 3, 1, aMJ " ; Log 4, J, . yahm £iMtowa WatlcfM Washington, D. C. Although coming straight from high school, " Bucky " entered the Naval Acad- emy well prepared to overcome any aca- demic obstacles, and throughout his course he experienced no great difficulty with any subject. With his quiet unassuming manner and subtle sense of humor, it was easy for " Bucky " to make friends with all those he encountered. He spent his leisure time listening to classical music and making plans for his trip around the world in a thirty foot saillwat. An amazing ability to im- provise and invent mechanical gadgets, as well as his pleasant nature and resourceful mind, will take him far. Battalion Cross Country 4, 3; Sound Unit 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 3, 7; Model Club 3, 7; Photographic Club 3, 7. Ill Covington, Kentucky Came the summer of 1941, and the Acad- emy acquired, among its many prospec- tive admirals, a Plelie who was qualified ■ ■1 in every way to become a naval officer. " Stevie " as Dottie would have it, came from Ken- tucky via Washington and Lee College. " Steve " — as June would have it — is smart, capable, full of everything — an outstanding all-around athlete, a good student, and most important, a sincere friend. You ' ve all it takes, Steve, and certainly will reach the top. Though you need no luck and make your own breaks, here ' s for the l)est always. Football 4, 3, 7, NA; Basketball 4, ' 45; Choir 4, 3, 7. rr Maplewood, New Jersey " The Wig " anchored in Annapolis com- plete with golf clubs, dice, and many marvelous memories of a year of frater- nity life with Psi Upsilon. Now, after three years of dodging duty officers and avoiding aca- demic overloads, " Wig " takes departure from Crabtown with his Annapolis memories — countless ketch trips, fourth deck mischief-making, cigarettes loaded with Explosive " D, " hours of extra duty, Saturday liberties, Hops, and never to be forgotten furloughs. " Wig " is living proof of the adage, " Life can be beautiful, " and if academy days are any indication of success, he will be one of the best liked and most competent officers in the Fleet. A handshake and best wishes, " Wig. " Battalion Handball 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Choir 4; Glee Club 4. Hollywood, California When Ronnie forsook the beaches of Waikiki for the depths of the Naval Acai emy natatorium, the islands lost part their sunshine. The always lively, evi smiling and perpetually happy Ronnie broug with him an abundance of good nature. This care of I (William Carl tDilliamM Chicago, Illinois Will ' s love for things well done brought him " stars " Plebe year, and " stripes " First Class year. He remained aloof to 1 the female of the species, however, until Youngster Christmas. Upon his return, Will ' s golden tenor burst forth into much joyous song, and many a minute was spent looking into an azure sky. We knew then that love had come to our Will. Yet we knew Will better as the man whose adapt- ability was especially keen. When the time came for play, he played; and when the time came for work, he really worked, backed by an intense desire to learn. Will ' s amiability coupled with his drive spelled success. Lucky will be the C. O. that gets him, for we know that a job carried out by Will is a job well done . . . Battalion Football 4; Lucky Bag 3; French Club 4; Stars 4. free attitude carried Ronnie through many dark moments including his two year battle with the Bull Department. The little fellow had more than his share of women troubles but they have all been permanently settled by a certain Trenton girl. Their marriage took place immediately after gradu- ation. Ronnie follows a father and brother into the service. The Fleet will welcome his warm personal- ity and ready smile. Swimming 4, 3, 7, ' 45; Battalion Water-Polo 3; Choir 4; Bible Club 4, 3; Radio Club 3. §Villiatn oxcy Xeigler Talladega, Alabama The Navy reached deep into Dixie to get Zig, who hails from dear old ' Bama. He is best described by saying he has a true Southern gentleman-drawl, manners, and all the trimmings. Zig ' s easy-going nature has won him many friends, both male and female. During his stay at the Academy his time has been divided between athletics and defending the South when any Yankees spoke up. Although no one has ever seen him in a hurry, Zig has the faculty of never being late. Never missing a good time, Zig has thoroughly enjoyed all of our far too infrequent periods of revelry. ' Bama ' s loss was Navy ' s gain. Luck and good hunting, sailor. Baseball 4, ' 45; Battalion Football 4, 7. 112 W M Sill Clonnpaoy. ■ ttzfl. fm TOP ROW—L. W. Adkinsjr., W.J. Agren, H. E. Braddock, L. O. B. Branch jr., E. G. Branson, M. A. Carlson, G. M. Glancy, R. E. Crawford, E. Dcnte, G. B. Donahoc, W. M. Eaton, W. W. Erwin. SECOND ROW— J. W. Hansen, F. D. Harmer jr., H. H. Held, C. M. Hess, M. Hcumann jr., E. Holkovic, W. F.Jones, R. F. Latham, A. L. Lugn jr., J. N. Mathews jr., J. H. McCalU, A. K. McClay. THIRD ROW— ]. J. Metschl, R. L. Metzler, R. L. Parker, R. M. Pickrell, S. S. Rathbun jr., H. Schultz, F. Smith jr., M. T. Steves, J. W. Viele, R. W. Wesson, E. P. Young jr., E. W. Burdettc. FOURTH ROW— }. P. Cartmell, J. H. Cronander, L. C. Duesterberg, J. M.Jones, J. S. Keams, R. D. Kcphart, A. H. Kinneberg, A. M. LaLande jr., L. O. Larson jr., R. F. Larson, D. G. Magee, L. W. Maples jr. FIFTH ROW— n. Muschenheimjr., W. R. O ' Brien, R. L. Rahn, M. C. Warmath. " •ll. tf nnBn.kaaw MMMzM. WAV «OH-C. M. Shuey,J. H. Barry, D. S. Murray, T.J Burgoyne, W. O. DayJ. D. Gantt M.J. Becker, - ■■■ »-OMl|»«lliy « • • MW4 I R Sutliff, T. R. Tcply, T. J. O ' Connell, T. J. Bowen, D. R. Mayer, J. C. Seijas, SECOND ROW— F. M. Adams, J. D. Callaway jr., T. E. Jackson IC P. Sears, D. L. Bailey, J L. Mo», R. M. Adams, A. G. Butler, O. D. McDonald, F. T. Owen jr., R. B. McNatt, C. B. Smith. THIRD ROW—W S Dodd jr., K. S. Coe, R. G. Brown, F. ' . Martin, J. W. HannigHn, D. W. McCormick, R. J. Perrich, W. P. Blair, R. P. Piccirilli jr., H. A. J. Joyce, B. R. Jacobs. FOURTH ROW— R. E. Chamberlain jr., L. C. McGuire, W. G. Ferris, F. A. Graham jr., H. M. DcLaney, R. R. Horner jr., O. J. Jacomini, M. M. McLcod, C. A. Pcndell. set. ' Mtdi.g. s. spnti COMPANY OFFICER SIXTH COMPANY Hey gang, do you remember . . . those two years on the fourth deck . . . ' 42 ' s non-reg first classmen . . . afternoon Happy Hours that ceased to exist First Class year . . . the paint-smearing, goal post, Princeton game fight . . . Black Tom ' s eagle eye at noon meal inspections . . . the Easter egg hunts we gave Salassi and Jim Somers . . . the time Buster Kerr made us all march extra duty. . .Errol Flynn always being hounded by the upperclassmen . . .J. K. hunting for his hat after every class . . . the not-so-surprising scarcity of star men in our com- pany . . . Schriever ' s knack of getting frapped . . . the queens we always had for drags . . . sun baths on the roof of Bancroft . . . those super deluxe cruise box races. . .the single solitary 3.8 inspection chit from the Commandant. . .the way we led the pack in demerits First Class year . . . the fun we had cheering for Army in ' 42 . . . Zombie and Gilfillan with pockets in their white works trou. . . Snuffy Smith ' s interest in all our company sports . . . Charlie Joyce ' s uncanny ability to tickle the ivories. . .our talents as chow hounds? How can we ever forget? That was our life on the Severn. i ' f 1st Set J. B. Padgett, Commander W. I. Brown, F. L. Spillman, C. R. Joyce 2nd Set V. J. Anania, Commander F. M. Lalor, J. J. Hall, M. P. Donelly (1 tl J 1 9 .¥ -1? T - I ;. ' ' ■ East Lansing, Michigan Plebe year brought to the surface Dick ' s inherent determination to make a success of whatever task he might undertake. This H determination, coupled with his con- scientiousness, provided the means by which he attained his goal, graduation. The independence of his civilian life at Michigan State was enjoyable, but he never shirked the thought of hard work to obtain a better end. A clever analogist with ready wit, Dick was at the center of many " bull sessions " and his ability to tell an interesting story won for him innumerable friends among his classmates. Now, having completed the first step of his naval career, it is inevitable that Dick will become as successful an officer as he was Midshipman. Battalion Football 4, 3. I ineewat ynseph MntMnia Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Vince hails from the great metropolis of Pittsburgh. After spending one year at the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the Naval Academy where his excellent physique made him a hit with the fair sex and an all-around athlete as well. He won an N-star on the football team, besides playing varsity lacrosse and plebe basketball. His fast talk and winning personality won him many friends and made many a girl forget his receding hairline. Known through- out Bancroft Hall by a variety of nicknames such as " Baldy, " " Curly, " " Annie " and " Big Vince, " he was liked by everyone. A rugged fellow, we confidently expect to see Vince win the war single- handed in the near future ! Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 44, M ; Hop Committee 3, 1; Reception Committee 3; Lucky Bag Staff 7; Spanish Club 4; J. Varsity Basketball 4, 3, ' 44; Varsity Lacrosse 3, 1, NA, N; Battalion Track 4, 3, NA. U iiliant £ rnest Barnes Harlingen, Texas After two years at Texas Wesleyan, which included the acquiring of a private pilot ' s license, " Barnsy " decided that the Navy Hl would be his career. At present his chief desire is to win a pair of those coveted Navy Wings of Gold. He may not have been the " savviest " guy in the Regiment but with his " rubber slipstick ' and tenacity he obtained the right answers. Ever J one who knows the smiling Texan is his friend. His adaptability to any situation, his excellent sense of humor, his eagerness for excitement, and his willingness to try anything will make him an out- standing naval officer. Whenever good fellows meet, " Barnsy " will always be welcome. fl| Sailing 4; Battalion Cross Country 3, 1945; Battalion Feiuing 3; Regimental Drum Detail 4. £ mesi §i,obcrt Barrett ViCKSBURG, Mississippi Since he came from the deep South via Mississippi State, Ernest found academics easy. A good bull session or a quiet game of bridge, always received his undivided attention and support. His recreation hours were devoted to company wrestling and touch football. The afternoons spent with " Old Man River " made him a star at water polo. We knew him best by his affinity for sleep. However, he did manage to favor the texttx)oks with a little time between sack drills. High-spirited, frank and full of vigor, Ernest will easily win the respect and admiration of his ship- mates at sea just as he has already done here at the Academy. Battalion Water Polo 3; Battalion Crew 3; Sailing 4. — .,„„ -• r: . ' « ; I ' V , 116 §ioh»rl ' Wets righlanan Clovis, New Mexico This big healthy hunk of humanity came to the Academy with two years of military experience behind him and fell into the system perfectly. Football and good-look- ing women occupied most of his time. With blood in his eye, his main ambition was to play against and to beat Army. A little on the non-reg side, Bull ran counter to the ever present Executive department, many, many times. His wavy hair and constant smile were so attractive to the fair sex that few midshipmen surpassed him in popularity. If it takes a he-man to make a naval officer, " Bull " will make a good one. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, 1945, N; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Qc»rgc CwMttBtnings rotvn, r. San Diego, California George was the type of man who could be counted on to achieve almost any goal he strived for. Evidence of his ability was ■i his remarkable record in athletics; for he was captain of the track team, winner of the national shot-put title, a valuable player on the football team, and an excellent swimmer and boxer. Unlike most of us, he didn ' t seem to ie bothered much by either women or studies; his chief requi- site for a contented life lacing plenty of chow. His pleasing personality and warm geniality won him a host of friends, any of whom will tell you that his innate qualities of leadership will make him a success wherever he may go. Representative 4, 3; Hop Committee 1; Football 4, 3, 7, 2-N ; Track 4, 3, J, Captain 2-N ; Boxing 4, 3, 1, ' 45. Sawnnei ' hornc JSivss«§ West Palm Beach, Florida Sam is one of those " mighty mites " who had to stretch in almost everything from the height requirement of the entrance exam to that " 3.0 " on the Math exam. He came hither from the land of sunshine and hurricanes with salt in his veins and a smile a mile wide on his face. Saillxjats and subs are his meat, and if anyone wishes to argue alxiut sailing any- thing from a Bahama dinghy to an old square- rigger, Sam ' s the man to see. He never was a mem- laer of the " Cassanova Club " ; but, being a good fisherman, he always brings home a good catch. Crew Coxswain 4; J. Varsity Fencing 3, Nt; Boat Club 3; Model Club 3; Glee Club 1. 117 U)Ulis rcdetl mwwm South Pasadena, California " Wib " started playing golf alx)ut four years ago out in the Islands. His ship, the U. S. S. WEST VIRGINIA, was at Pearl B Harlxjr. When he found that his duties interfered with his golf, he decided to come to the Naval Academy. You can attribute " Wib ' s " ability to get along with people to personality, tact, and diplomacy. His suave, cosmopolitan disposition is Ijest reflected by his finesse in associations with the fair sex. Wib ' s favorite pastime is sailing. Since Plebe year he has sailed on the Naval Academy yachts consistently. He loves ships and wants to go back to sea to continue an uninterrupted career in the Navy. Battalion Track 3, I, 1945. I t,d9vmrd ShamwaoM Capte, jr. Lewiston, Idaho With Shannon, it was Idaho all the way. His quiet, dignified manner belied the fact that he was, at heart, a son of the HH sail. He was never too busy to share any- one else ' s troubles, thus quickly established a deep bond of friendship with those with whom he came in contact. The academic departments were a con- stant source of worry, but " Slim, " being an excel- lent track man, always kept one jump ahead of them. His entry into the Academy was the hard way, out of the Fleet. When, in the near future, he returns to the sea, his associates will find him the very best of shipmates. Crav 4; Battalion Football 4, ' 45; Boxing 4; Track 4, 3, 1945; Battalion Cross Country 3, 1945; Battalion Track 3; Winter Track 3. Bloomfield, New Jersey Q " Shorty, " also known as " Little Napol- eon, " is one of those dapper gents who knows that his voice is second only to Frank Sinatra ' s; feels sure that Clark Gable has nothing on him; swears that all beautiful women (blondes) swoon in his presence; and is sure that he will go down in history for something or other. All of " Shorty ' s " sins are forgiven, how- ever, because of his indomitable spirit, which, in carrying him over the rough spots, also inspires and encourages those around him. Those aboard ship with Walter will find him a good shipmate and a valuable friend in time of need. Battalion Pushball i ' ramti. tVhcaitey Chaareh, at San Antonio, Texas " Not handsome, just extremely good looking " — such is Wheatley, the pride of San Antonio, Texas. No one escaped his IH witty running; from plebe to Admiral, all enjoyed his subtle humor. It took " Mike, " how- ever, to convince him that all beautiful women don ' t come from Texas. " Pancho " is the traditional Texan with a winning smile and a congenial, frank attitude toward life. He is a good athlete and a potential star-man. His friends and our fleet will never regret his presence. A good shipmate, a worthy advisor, and a splendid officer, Pancho will be in there giving his all to any creditable activity. Battalion Football 3, ' 45; Battalion Cross Country 4, 1945; Golf 4; Press Detail 4, 3, 1; Editor Press Book 1; Log Staff 4; Farewell Ball Committee 3. U iltaaan Carrier, jr. Indianapolis, Indiana A look at his picture will show anvoi that Bill never worried about anythii =j==j for long. From start to finish Willie vv I HI a steady man. At the finish line of ere country or steeplechase you could count on hi to score winning points. Beneath his quiet exteri lay a warm, sincere friendliness for all, a degree amiability that always marked Bill as a pal. Durii three years here no one has made more friends as many classes as has Bill. Letters, Willie got Ic of them; even through first class year he was a m; slash. But if ever you look for Bill, you ' ll alwa find him wearing the Navy blue. Steeplechase 3, 1945; Boat Club 4, 1. §VnltSatnm Qway £,«atnn, jr. At Large Any biography of " Willie " will conl the word intrepidity because Bill never been bothered by women, exa or conduct reports, nor has he been h ried by the late bells or the running feet of " Flying Squadron. " Bill ' s life as a Navy Junior n or may nor have developed his amicable outli on life, but his travels to the far corners of earth have made him a cheerful, friendly, lika chap. He makes friends easily and retains th long. When he makes Admiral, no doubt h know all of his men by their first names, and the respect him and call him Willie — that ' s his ty 118 what Jmhm §imb«srl Chappell Louisiana, Missouri Never one to worry aloud, John ' s self- confidence during pleljc year seemed nothing short of amazing to many of us. Later we found that John, too, engaged he termed " pick and shovel work " on academics to escape the red digits. From his quiet Missouri home " Chap " brought not only the quali- ties necessary for a man to live and work with other men, but also those which promulgate deep respect and friendship. In three years by the Severn, John has well insured his place in the serv- ice, to say nothing of the place awaiting him when- ever a group of his classmates may chance to meet. Battalion Cross Country 3, 1945; Battalion Track 3, 1945. ' Heart £auis Claterbas Fort Belvoir, Virginia The biggest source of trouble in Hank ' s life was keeping his drags straight. Every week end found him with another queen. Originally, he wanted to go to West ., as he is an Army brat, but the Army ' s loss the Navy ' s gain. His cheerful outlook on life ■ded him with many friends. One of his favor- lastimes was writing letters, and never a day t by without the mate leaving a pile of mail on lesk. In academics, his ability was envied by y. This, coupled with his natural love of life, id contribute greatly to the success of anything ndertakes. Battalion Football 4, 3, ' 45; Lacrosse 4, a45f; Battalion Lacrosse 3. Q u Tipton, Iowa The Navy is a long way from his original aspirations toward banking, but Don came out of the tall Iowa corn to prove that it is a profession in which he excels. Plebe Steam and Skinny showed Don ' s merits as he staged an uphill struggle to put " those Ac ' s " under control. Came Youngster year and the dreamed-of rate of dragging and, by gosh, our wife turned " wolf; a girl in every Atlantic port. He ' s the one we ' ll always remember for his contagious laugh and humor, as a perfect partner for a " frolic or a fray, " and as the one whose inevitable com- ment in the darkest moment was, " I still think the system can be beat! " Company Basketball 3, 1945; Manager Crew 4. 119 ntauri€e § airUh t)»mmctlti Wilmington, California m Armed with a sense of humor and a driv- ing desire to get that Ensign ' s stripe, Maurie wandered out of the fogs of Southern California into the mists of the Severn. Did he excel? He won that Black N, didn ' t he? Propounder of the art of sleep, when he wasn ' t " horizontal " he was trying to get that way. But the first mention of California clime, the Irish, or a very special one of those Jones girls always brought him up ready for a bull session. Academics? Never worried him ! He spent all of the old " worry- ing time " trying to squint his way past the eye exams. Quiet, considerate, a perfect roommate and friend, wherever he goes, he ' ll Ije a welcome ship- mate. fr- Hamden, Connecticut Q i " Flynner, " the familiar character with the receding hairline, has spent plenty of time keeping the rest of us in stitches. His everlasting smile and red Irish face have Ijecome indispensable fixtures. Words can ' t express our regret in parting with Willy. His magnetic personality has attracted all. Everyone has bumped into him one place or another because when there was anything doing Flynn was either in the midst of it or the cause of it. Even the O. D. ' s followed his familiar call and the meek little plebes shud- dered as he cracked his mighty whip. We are part- ing ways now, but we are all destined to meet the great little guy again. Crew 4; Battalion Crew 3, 1945; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. i: Warvctf Ctarh narixct Long Beach, California If sunshine is ever put on the market, it will come out wrapped up like Harvey. This cute little Californian could see humor in the darnedest things, and it seemed that his hearty laugh was always hanging from the overhead. A true native son, he loved to exercise, and at the Academy he could usually be found on the wrestling mat. But the great thing alx)ut Harvey was his discrimination. " Harve " always knew where to draw the line between play and work, and when it came to matters of duty there wasn ' t a more earnest or devoted man in the Regiment. All the way Harvey is true blue — ■ Navy blue. ' Jawnes Joseph Wall Boston, Massachusetts Anyone who has heard his accent can tell you that " Jig Jig " came to the Acad- emy from historical Boston. Jim developed many interests as a Midshipman, among which were track and cross country, in which he was a key man in several intramural champion- ships. On cruise he became interested in bridge, and as a dashing caballero in the Spanish Club he developed a taste for music. As for women, Jim still prefers his Boston gals best. " When two or three shall meet and old tales be retold, " we hope you will be there, " Jig Jig. " Here ' s wishing you the best. So long, shipmate, until we meet again. Cross Country 4, 1945; Battalion Cross Country 3, 7945; Model Club 3. I ynhn dromas Qilfiltan, jr. Omaha, Nebraska With ample time for his various projec Gil has always managed to be a star m with relatively little effort. His great i ■ H terest in radio has resulted in new fori of entertainment in Bancroft Hall for the pieasi: of others. Fond of sailing, languages, math, a various extra-curricular activities, he has won high place in the esteem of his classmates. Wh Gil makes up his mind to do a certain thing, carefully lays his plans and proceeds with t assurance he is bound to need later on. Her hoping we ' ll be shipmates with him again on a other cruise. Battalion Tennis 3; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. U itliatn Qlen ' WcnJcrsan Phoenix, Arizona When Bill left Phoenix, he brought w him a love of Arizona sunsets, memoi of a small junior college, and the hap HHH faculty of successfully and cheerfully noring the Academic departments. Being able conquer his studies allowed him to spend his aft noons aiding in the management of our tr: team and his early evenings in the Spanish Cli His worst fault was his habit of being so cheei before breakfast, but by the end of first-class y we had managed to cure him of that. The abi which Bill brought with him plus the experiei he has gained here add up to a successful life al graduation. Track Manager 4; Varsity Track Manager 3; Battalion Tennis 7, 7945; Stars 4. 120 org«» Mrmsimmg ' Mtaanilton Smyrna, Delaware I " Sure, it ' s small but exclusive. " Thus " Skeezix " defended tiny Delaware. George decided a long time ago to become a I naval officer, and his way to do it was to at the bottom — Apprentice Seaman — and tip. " Skeezix " still loves his old " four-piper " I but now he wants submarine duty. Three ..-40 " Hamie " said that girls were merely to be toyed with; but he played with fire loo often, and a redhead burned his fingers ! Plebe year ' s Army game he hasn ' t known re than one girl existed in this world. Be room, barroom, pig boat, or can, you ' d enjoy shipmates with " Skeezix. " Battalion Pushball 3, 7; Lucky Bag Staff; Battalion Editor. McAllen, Texas Three years on the upgrade. . .These words symlxjlize Griff ' s stay at the Naval Academy. Dago plagued him but, like a good sailor, he stuck at the wheel and weathered the storm. Like good champagne, he improved with age. As each semester pa.sscd he continued to climb the academic ladder and might have starred the end of Youngster year if he hadn ' t been waylaid by a serious illness that kept him in the hospital for ten long weeks. Griff was a valuable asset to the Log as advertising manager and a valu- able asset to his roommates as a friend. We shall not forget his Ijoyish grin, his smooth dancing, or the helping hand so freely offered. Battalion Fencing 3; Varsity Fencing 1; Log Stajj 3, 1; Advertising Manager 1. ateph ' Harold Wtdebrand Greenville, Pennsylvania Joe ' s cheery, " good morning, fellows, " which daily shook us from our dark prc- breakfast mood, best exemplifies his happy, smiling disposition. This we can attribute to his years in the Fleet or that Penn- sylvania Hildebrand inheritance. Oh yes, some Irish blood surely was inherited too, because next to dragging, Joe ' s pet pleasure was friendly argu- ing. I can still hear him saying, " now look, men, I ' ll show you where the book is wrong. " After plebe year, studies meant marching to class and putting down the answers— no strain. The Executive de- partment out-talked Joe just once. They never had another chance. Endued with a true love for the sea, Joe has no other choice than to succeed in his chosen career. Stamp Club 3, 1. 121 § airUh J. Ummmifim Roswell, New Mexico Pat stormed out of the badlands of New Mexico to learn that sea water was salty and " God, but it ' s cold in Maryland! " From the very Ijcginning Pat showed his excellence as a Ixjxer even though he did come home with a black eye once in a while. Studies, reveille, drag-less week ends, and conduct reports were Pat ' s only pet hates. He devoted most of his spare hours to the gym or the Hop Committee, but he always found time to write to that beautiful O. A. O. at Texas University. She had him well trained ! Pat is a cheerful leader, a shipmate in the true sense of the word. Battalion Football 3; Battalion Boxing 4; Regimental Hop Committee 3, 1; Vice-Chairman 3; Ring Dance Committee 3; Company RepresentatiiY J. I w £mamb §}99vd Jameson Ei. Paso, Texas From the banks of the muddy Rio Grande " The Chief came to our ranks to see if water really could be blue. Unlike us ordinary aspirants to the sea-going life, he prefers to see his blue water from above the clouds. If you want any information about planes — Army or Navy — just ask " The Chief. " Airplanes and everything connected with them are his pas- sion. Right now he has his sights set on a berth on a flat-top. He says that if he can ' t fly planes he wants to be close to them anyway. With a devotion to aviation like that, how can " The Chief go wrong? Joseph £ d9vard ntoore, tun Tacoma, Washington Joe came to us three years ago as a big, strong, rosy-cheeked lad from the tall timber country of " Soviet " Washington. Before long, he amazed most of his class- mates with his agility as a football player and wrestler. Academics never gave Joe much trouble with the exception of " Bull. " However, " Bull is just bull! " Joe always said. For two years Jose adorned the records as a " Red Mike, " but he re- turned from leave first class year as a top-rate " snake. " " Rosy, " " Omar, " " Jose, " or " Bubbles " — take your pick — is going to either PT boats or submarines. He will do well in either one because he enjoys ojjerating independently. Battalion Football 4, 3, ' 45. busier ntiiehcti £alar, jr. Lincoln, Illinois " Suzzy " came to the Academy directly from high school in Illinois. However, his youth did not keep him from becoming H outstanding in whatever he undertook. Youngster year found him starring in academics and able to keep up with the best in athletics. His enthusiasm for hard work was excelled only by his desire for food ! He never worried about dragging, but you should have seen the consternation that possessed him if two days elapsed without hearing fromhis O. A. O. Junior has been considerate, helpful, and always ready to laugh off our troubles. Never too serious, but armed with a vicious vocabulary, he has been one to brighten up the dark spots. Battalion Golf 3, 1945; Lucky Bag Staff 7; Stars 3. Charles §ictd yoyte i Richmond, Virginia | " Charlie " came from that section of t world known as Virginia. (He never us forget that.) His chief vices were wii women, song, and raving about his ye M. I. He quickly gained a reputation as gifted master of rhythm and a talented colleci of demerits. In spite of a carefree attitude and constant display of wit, he showed an earnest i terest in his work; and when the occasion c manded, he was ready and willing to help. I favorite sports were eating, sleeping, and piayl the piano. In his spare time he showed his vi satility in almost every sport. His ready smile a his will to win will be remembered by all friends. Track 4; Battalion Football 4; Glee Club 3, 1. Q tVitiiatm ' hutnas noil Highland, Kansas Straight from Kansas — and mighty pr of it — " Moose " came to the Acade bringing with him his saxaphone, pl( of enthusiasm, and a heart of gold, when he finished plebe year on the satisfactory in Steam, we knew he was here to stay. His n was always a meeting place of his many friends talk about anything from last week ' s hop to power of Navy ' s athletic teams. Playing in C pany sports, he majored in soccer and basketl We are sure that his enthusiasm and his friei manner will take him far in the years to come Company Basketball 3; Musical Club 7. 122 Flint, Michigan I " Jay Kay " was nautically minded; so he left his habitat, with exhortations from the Flint Chamber of Commerce, for the romance of sea and sail. So far he has nany " sails " but few seas. He made friends for he is a good-natured brute. We shud- when the Glee Club was in season; the r seemed the only place in which he could cc. A good physique prevented his making ■:ik squad, so he participated in soccer, push- iiball, and cross-country on intramural We wish him luck as he leaves the limited of academics for the unlimited school of cnce. Battalion Pushball 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 1. HmwiJ 0irmuthattr New York, New V(jrk The big city gave the Naval Academy one of its most likai lc memljers in Aug- ust, 1941, when Dave walked in the main gate. Since then his even temper and amiable disposition have eased him over countless rough places and made him a host of friends. He ' s the kind of fellow who takes setbacks and disap- pointments in his stride and says, " Okay — -to- morrow is another day. " The Academic depart- ments gave him a little trouble, Plel)e year, but since then he has ix;en coming along in fine style. A bit non-reg in unimportant things, Dave always comes through when the chips are down. Company Steeplechase 3. nemrtf €f« som Gata Alexandria, Louisiana Hale and hearty, with a disarming smile that belied those big muscles bulging on his arms, this good-natured southerner made himself famous at the Academy as the man who threw the orange at the Macedonian Monument. Right from the start. Hank was on the short side of the math profs little red book, but the only effect on him seemed to i e a more determined set to his chin until he came out on the winning side. Around " the Hall " we enjoyed his record collection and his bugle, but he spent so much time writing to his girl that he seldom changed records ' til the needle wore through. Track 4, " 45 " ; Photo Club 3; Model Club 3; Log Staff 1. u Washington, D. C. Q Ned is certainly all-out for the Navy, except when some of his pretty interests in Washington are on his mind. He leads a happy life. However, when the going gets tough, he shows that he can really buckle down and work. Tangos are Ned ' s favorite music, and most of us have heard him singing in Spanish around the corridors of Bancroft Hall. Another of Ned ' s hobijies is sailing on Chesapeake Bay, espe- cially in cute company. As the son of a naval officer, his first love is still the Navy, and graduation is the first marker buoy on his way to the sea. Sailing 4; Battalion Tennis 3; Chess Club 4, 3, J. 123 ' Warrtsn Harold e tteil Lawrence, Massachusetts Q raised Here is a lad who will go far because he possesses a rare combination — ability, personality, and determination. In the varsity fencing loft, " Sunshine " has many a welt with his slashing saber. In company wrestling he starved himself to wrestle lightweight. That was Warren ' s way. He really put his heart into anything he did. In addition to well-rounded athletics, our Irish boy has turned out some fine pencil sketches and pastels. He will always have our admiration because the Executive department drove him to neither smoke nor drink, but with women it was another story! Try as he might, however, Warren ' s Boston accent never left him. His only solution was to make his class- mates learn it too. Battalion Fencing 3; Captain 3; Varsity Fencing 3, 1,J45t; Art Club 1; Model Club 3. Johwa rawnnvdl ad dt, jr. , • Columbia, Tennessee Jack was a Robert E. Lee fan who felt that Annapolis was too close to Yankee country. Everyone remembers those Plebe summer infantry drills when Padge would " hook ' em up in series " and then come home minus his voice. Academic routine always seemed like one dreary class after another to Jack, but those " happy hours " in between made mighty good snoozing periods. Girls were always a problem to him. Just as he ' d get interested in one, she ' d send him an announcement of her marriage to another fellow ! First class year straightened him out on that score, though. Jack is the kind of a fellow who will be at home aboard any ship, anywhere, anytime. Football 4; Battalion Football 7, 7945; Boat Club 4, 3. rank §ialph inlo, Jr. Brooklyn. New York h Frank came to the Naval Academy froD the wilds of Brooklyn. As a loyal son h was always defending Flatbush and the Dodgers, especially during the baseball season. Life at the Academy was " fruit " for Frank, for neither academics nor the Executive depart- ment bothered him to any great extent. Frank showed his versatility by engaging in various sports: Softball, track, football, gymnastics, tennis, anaf basketball. Frank was one of the men who re- mained true to his O. A. O. all the way through the Academy. He has high hopes of going to j destroyers when he leaves the Academy. However, . wherever he goes we know that he ' ll make a tinea| efficient shipmate. Good luck, pal. Gj m 4; Battalion Tennis 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, J. Jatk (inittou rcMticr Marshall, Texas Straight from the Fleet, this tall good- looking Texan came to the Naval Acad- emy with his own ideas about how to become a naval officer. His unmatched ability at spinning tall sea tales soon won him a large group of listeners. His favorite pastime, sleep- ing, was second only to a blonde. Always one thought ahead of the academic departments. Jack had little trouble, but he couldn ' t outguess the Executive department. " They just had more ex- perience than I ! " We will always remember him as a fellow with one whale of a store of natural ability in anything he undertook. If anyone can outguess the Japs, it will be Jack. Boxing 3; NAA Medal 3; Log Staff 4, 3, 7; Exchange Editor 1. ih .s 124 JamcM Jtlbcri §icid Clyde, Kansas Never too busy to help a less " savvy " classmate, Jim was the man-of-the-hour when the company ran into a problem it couldn ' t solve. He went through the cademy like a duststorm going through his native itate of Kansas. His never-say-die spirit won him many matches in wrestling, his favorite sport, and ;olved problems that were insoluble to everyone Ise. Possessor of one of the best record collections :n the Academy, Jim ' s love for music was exceeded only by his love for his " sack. " With his ready smile, his bridge-playing ability, and his pure horse-sense, Jim shouldn ' t have any trouble in Uncle Sam ' s Fleet. Company Basketball 3; Stars 4, 3. Collins, Montana Tall, quiet, and unassuming, the " Wreck " came to the Academy from the ranch lands of Montana with the typical West- ern way of winning friends. His first year here the Math department won a close decision and turned over a good man to the Class of ' 45. Since then the rope-climb has dominated his ath- letic periods, but he always persevered until he attained his goal. " Wreck " was the " seen-and-not- heard " type, but that didn ' t keep him from having a stern sense of duty and responsibility. He was always a hard worker, a good listener and stood by his classmates whether the sea was heavy or calm. Battalion Crew 3. ohn U tftnan Sthriever, §r. Sweetwater, Texas Q A slim, smiling lad with a Texas drawl and a good left hand. Jay left the sands of his homeland for the steel deck of a destroyer. Plelje year he was one step ahead of the Academic Board and has since been one jump behind the Executive department. Though never particularly interested in the fair sex, he showed up with a new girl at every hop. His ready laughter and quick wit have lx;en a lxx n to his classmates at the Academy and will make life more enjoyable for his shipmates on that " can " for which he ' s aiming. Battalion Football 4, 1945; Battalion Boxing 4. Abilene, Texas Very much in the 20th century, " Buck " came roaring in from the wilds of West Texas via two years at Texas A. M. to Hl take up the way-of-life found in Bancroft Hall. Though in strange surroundings, he pitched right in with vim and vigor to " win friends and influence jjcople. " Also, academics and the Execu- tive department gave him little trouble. His favor- ite pastime was tooting on his tromlxsnc. When it came to women, he soon showed he was a " snake " of the highest order, even with an O. A. O. in the Lone Star State. All-in-all, " Buck " was a swell Midshipman, a credit to his cla.ss, and undoubtedly will be a credit to the Navy in the years to come. Varsity Tennis 4, 3, 1, iSt; Battalion Tennis Manager 1; Boat Club 3; Radio Club 3, 1. 125 wamti. £croy Spilttnan Kansas City, Kansas §ialph U tMitmaaa Stctl, jr. Corsicana, Texas tDatier ftleclt TcatBptc Salem, Illinois K l Four years ago Frankie left KU and the ■ a Kansas plains to come to Crabtown. His 9 plebe year nickname — " Soda " — stuck BfiiH with him, but he lost his best pal, " Whis- key " Hailey when ' 44 graduated. Frank is an easy- going, likable fellow who is always ready to help his friends. Being a company commander allowed Frank to show his best qualities in the manner in which he handled men. The " Mighty Mite " starred in soccer, basketball, and steeplechase, all company sports. A fine sense of humor; an appreciation of life ' s finer things (women); a craving for more sleep and less study — that ' s " Soda. " With those qualifications, the Navy is just the place for him. Reception Committee; Company Soccer 1945. Putting away his boots and six-gun and leaving behind a string of women, " Dea- con " came charging into our life from the wild-and-woolly Southwest. This Texas Aggie with a ready smile on his face soon had many friends, not to mention a new string of women. Academics never bothered him much, and his run- ins with the Executive department were few and far between. In the afternoon he could always be found on the tennis courts managing the varsity or in the gym playing basketball. His hobby was music, and he could give forth with solid jive on his clarinet. We are proud of the " Deacon, " and we know that the Navy will be proud of him in years to come. Varsity Tennis Manager 4, 3, 1, 1945, tNt; Company Volleyball 3; Glee Club 4. Firmness was Walter ' s outstanding char- acteristic. His usual solemn air and stern features hid a very soft heart and a good sense of humor, however. " The Rock ' s " pet hate was morning exercises, for he believed in waking gradually. He earned a reputation as a wrestler at the University of Illinois and added to his laurels on the varsity wrestling squad. Walt is the strong, silent type with the girls, but his collec- tion of pictures carried us safely through many room inspections. He operated on a big scale, espe- cially in the " insurance " business. " Rock ' s " mail income earned him the envy of many men. We look forward to serving with such a dependable friend in our future years. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 1, w45t. ' Jamtss ttasiiwB s ' Wheeler Milwaukee, Wisconsin It ' s so long for now, but someday we ' ll be together again and when that time comes, can any of us forget " Jaybird. " I ' ll fill my glass ' till it runs over for him because he ' s been a swell roommate and, well, just one of the boys. Jim and the academic departments had the biggest tussle, but the O. D. ' s were in there pitching, too, what with their messengers con- stantly heading in his direction waving the well- known jjencil and paper. It broke his heart every time because it wasn ' t his autograph they were after, just his name. A good sport and a great guy, we ' ll hold you close to our hearts, Jim, and those few years we ' ve lived together. Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; Track 4; Battalion Track 3, 1; Battalion Football Capt., 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. l .. V ■ . ■ ■ . ' ' ' ■ ' ' ' ■ ' ' ' •■■ 126 ttth C omptta ' »»«1940 TOP ROW— K. J. Adams, J. J. Albright, K. E. Andcraon, S. C. Ashton, H. L. Baker, F. M. Barrdl, J. R. Baylis, S. E. Beyer, M. J. Bucolo, M. M. Campanile, R. M. Casson, H. A. Cesari. SECOND ROW—R. C. Cline, J. J. Collins, J. W. Currie, J. C. Dwyer, J. W. Enyart, W. D. Forsyth, R. L. Fowler, G. H. Gardner jr., E. D. Goloway, P. P. Gwiazdowski, G. R. Herbert jr., W. R. Howard. THIRD ROW—D. T. Hunter, T. P. Johnson, C. L. Lubitz, J. C. Marsh, R. S. Moore, R. V. Pennington jr., W. H. Porter, J. B. Quigley, L. F. Quigley jr., R.J. Radick, W. H. Schmidt, H. E. Spoerljr. FOURTH ROW— J. L. Taylor, A. J. Valentine, W. J. Weber jr., L. E. Zeni, J. J. Armao jr., R. E. Bacchus, J. C. Bakosjr., M.J. Belenskyjr., E.J. Clayton, J. L. Hayward, R. F. Hubbard. F FTH.ROW ' — E. Jamosky, L. A. Kerstein, L. M. Millsaps, D. F. Pillcn, P. B. Richards. ttiii € oiHp«in ••• 1947 FRONT RO IV ' — J. L. Harrison jr., F. M. Bacon, J. W. Townes jr., D. D. Welt, P. G. MiUcr, E. R. Meiicl, R. M. George, D. L. Gardner, R. T. Anderson, A. C. Carpenter, G. P. Talcott, E. G. Wood, W. R. Dougherty. SECOND ROW— W.J. Aicklen jr., J. D. LaHaye, P. Zcnner iv., E. R. Stacey, J. W. Weinstcin, V. W. Petrino, L. H. Russell, A. D. Robbins, D. W. Everett, E. G. Case, L. WeUh, F. S. Averill. THIRD ROW— F. L. Keith, A. Robison, J. H. Stone jr., R. J. Grimslcy, F. G. Bouwman, B. J. Oliver, E. K. Hartzcll jr., D. E. Gilman, R. W. M. Graham jr., V. D. Rose jr., D. W. Nordberg. FOURTH ROW— R. P. Umbel, D. C. Lutken, J. D. Evans, R. S. Jones, J. E. Lenihan, E. N. Trickey. R. B. Whitcgive ii, L. F. Johnson jr., R. R. Foster, E. M. Hooper. COMPANY OFFICER SEVENTH COMPANY Surrounding the stamping grounds of Bill IX rose the yells of the Fightin ' Thirteenth during the summer of ' 41, testing for the Army game. In those days no one knew that we would end up in another company where even our company officer came to refer to us as the Fightin ' Seventh. Wherever there ' s a fighting spirit there is usually a singing spirit too. We sang our little ditties about Black Tom, and house-maid ' s knee often and vociferously whether in the mess hall, in our rooms, or marching to class out of range of the D. O. Along with the fun went some good performances. Third in the Regimental Flag competition Plebe year, second Youngster year, we ' re aiming for a bull ' s eye this year. Our company produced no headliners in either academics or athletics — we struck a happy medium, with representatives in nearly every activity from the sub-squad to varsity football. Except for our non-reg section formations where we sang, goose-stepped, got the last minute dope on class, and often double- timed under the surveillance of the O. O. W., the spirit of fellowship and fraternity was ever-present, even at the Hops where our drags were almost as much a part of the happy company as we were. « 2nfi Set J. R. Wilhelm, Commander A. T. Larkins, C. F. Grad, J. F. Holzbauer lilt Set J. F. Holzbauer, Commander A. B. Taylor, C. H. Shoemaker, M. E. Thompson rF% , Clandts miltawa Mtexawader, jr. Houston, Texas Q When this Texan breezed into the Naval Academy, he brought with him a trumpet and, in his album, ample proof of the famed beauties of his state. Although his musical tendencies fell by the wayside, for which we all may thank the Fates, his collection of photo- graphs constantly increased. Claude remained staunch in his faithfulness to the Texas girls, but he was broadminded enough not to let this inter- fere with his social life at the Academy. Alex ' s ability to inhale the essence of his text books was excelled only by his fondness for sack drills. But for this favorite sport, there might have been one more name on the roll of honor. Star Sailing 1; NA-10 4; Log 4, 3, 1; Photography Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 1. Q 1§cnry Os oo f Mnson, jr. Pensacola, Florida After a year at Marion Institute, Hank was well prepared for anything, military or academic. He worked on the theory that the sooner a job was finished, the sooner he could go to sleep. Bridge, good music, and current reading occupied most of his recrea- tion hours. The only way to rouse Hank ' s temper was to sing, or even make reference to a certain marching song about Georgia in the Civil War. Even the lowliest plebe could come to him for protection from a " damyankee. " As a roommate, he was tops, always agreeable, and willing to for- feit a little sleep to help a less " savvy " buddy. Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Tennis 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4. Xia-vid Charles arrt Washington, D. C. Three years ago " Du " laid aside the kaydet ' s uniform of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and, knowing what a plebe year was like, entered the Academy prepared for the worst. Not the ambitious type, Dave took things as a matter of course until the tenth " latei formation " frap, when he finally realized that hei should start dressing before the late bell rang. Reveille never meant a thing to Young Dave, and he never heard Taps. Not worried much academi- cally, " Du " spent his time wondering who to dragi the following weekend. Bull sessions were Dave ' s specialty, and his cryptic remarks were always a source of amusement to his classmates. Model Club 4, 3. • v gs;;; Salem, Massachusetts " Say, what ' s this all about? " As we heard " Muley " utter these words, we set our clocks, for study hour would end in exactly sixty seconds. Although not a direct descendant of the original witch hangers, Ray came here full of the traditions of New England. His philosophy of life was based on two fundamental truths: " Boston is the hub of the universe, " and " The only good Democrat is a dead one. " Some of us dis- agree with " Muley " on these points, but we think of him as one of the best. When the time comes for Admiral Bates to retire, we ' ll look for him in the midst of Bay State politics. Boxing 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. § 130 @ SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA The Duke was originally a Nebraska hick, but don ' t ever remind him of it. They think an oar is a scientific shovel out there, according to Duke. Dragging and chow- ii down are his chief occupations. The Com- misary department is just out of the red, through no fault of Duke ' s. Of the dragging, volumes have been discoursed: for Duke, different weekend, dif- ferent girl. He draws on an unlimited supply of humor, but the plebes fear his unparalleled dem- onstrations of how to " hook ' em up. " Duke is all Navy, and Plebe year was but another " shipping over " to the former sea dog of the West Virginia. Seven years of ser ' ice, and he becomes saltier every day. Jmwm M Wimmx m mk HUGHESVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA After two years at Dartmouth with its carefree life, Jim never allowed his studies to interfere with his social life. Gifted with a tremendous voice, a per- suasive line, and an unbelievable appetite, he made study hours his " happy hours. " Extra duty, koda- chromes, and brownies; they all found themselves in his curriculum. Women, politics, or the Navy, it made little difference to Jim. As long as he was talking, he was happy. A strong supporter of Academy hops and femmes in attendance, " Bing ' s " chief extra-curricular activities were the choir, the Vanderbilt system, the movies, and the fair sex. Crew 4 ' 45; Battalim Squash 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 1; German Club 3, 1; Log Compaiiji Representative. §i»tf rl §mam«» Cimmtrntf Detroit, Michigan Bob, or " Rojo, " has typical Irish char- acteristics: red hair, jolly nature, and set ways. He is self-reliant in solving all problems, esjjecially those concerning the fair sex. His jovial nature is demonstrated by his flair for comics and humorous shorts, in particular " The Suf er Rabbit. " If you ever hear anyone asking a plebe what the cartoons playing at the movies in town are, you can bet your sea boots it is " Rojo. " Red is not only an active participant in athletics, but also an ardent follower of the sports pages. This fighting Irishman from Catholic Cen- tral gave us a new line on sportsmanship. Having a zest to win mixed with the pure enjoyment of comfjctition, Red wjis a fine teammate. J. Varsity Basketball 4, 3, 1 ' 45 MA. U Uimtm §Vmlh«r C UwcIt LuLiNG, Texas " Git along little dogie. " The call of the Blue and Gold changed these words to an expression caked with salt when it tore Bill from his borderlands of Texas and inner Mexico to transplant him in Annapolis. He thought the studies were going to be " fruit, " but that first term of Bull put the fear of God in Willie, and from then on the academics were serious business. Although a somewhat reserved and serious-minded lad, Bill did have his weaker moments, such as the time he acquired the name " Boompsy. " Always true to his one love, the weekends found Bill and his drag having the time of their lives and making plans for the future. Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Pushball 3; Luckji Bag 3. Q 131 rf I Athens, Tennessee A true son of the South and of T. M. I., Cookie wasted no time in making a host of friends at the Academy. Tall, blonde, and blue-eyed, he was at once popular with the Eastern girls. Slow and easy-going, he doesn ' t worry about anything too much, and he figures that everything will work out in the long run. Though inclined to be reserved and unassum- ing, Dick was rated high as striper material; he always performed his duties efficiently. Far from being one of the world ' s best spellers, he frequently got lost on his own name, although that of his home town gave him very little trouble. Track 4; Baltalion Bowling 3, 1; Battalion Track 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. Q JeiSim airUU CuUen FuLDA, Minnesota Left a widower at the end of Plebe year, Pat joined us at the beginning of Young- ster year and soon learned to play bridge and to take advantage of his spare mo- ments to catch up on his sleep. A born pessimist, he worried constantly about bilging, but when the grades came out his marks were always written in blue ink. A blind drag Plebe June Week took away his heart and left him more worries. Pat ' s radiant smile when a letter came from Holyoke was some- thing to behold. Not that he wasn ' t true to the far-away O. A. O., but " you have to pass those long weekends away somehow, and dragging some- one from nearby is the best way. " Battalion Crew 4, 3, 1; German Club 3. Jacksonville, Florida A broad smile and a cheery " yessuh " made " Sugah " a marked man from the beginning. He began his Plebe year by singing the " Marion Fight Song, " and ended the year trying to convince the Yankees that the South was the better part of the nation. Like all drawling Southerners, he is quick to tell us he Sherman retreated through Georgia, and slow tell his secret of success with the fairer sex. As sailing expert, he won a berth on the sailing team as a " Bull " student he conquered an almost insur- mountable obstacle. " Sugar " made friends quickly always gave a hand to one in trouble, and kept hi eye on the path to the sea. Varsity Wrestling 3, 1, w45t; Star Sailing 3, 1; Masqueraders 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 7. ke i Tl I 1 StBamtMct Qiibcrt Qorstinc Battle Creek, Michigan " And I was only mailing a letter. I wish they would stop frying me for these petty things. " Yes, fraps were the cause of Sam ' s biggest problem; how to integrate his numerous drags with his lost weekends. But from Monday through Friday Sam was too busy to worry about even this problem. Living in the Food City, Battle " Crick " must have given him an abundant reserve of vitamins, for he worked and played hard. Soccer, tennis, basketball, and Plebe footljall; this " Brick " from the " Crick " was an extremely versatile athlete. But it was in the " operating " field that he excelled all. A good Michigan Wolverine made a terrific Academy Wolf. Football 4, ' 45; Varsity Basketball 4, 3, ' 45 NA; Varsity Soccer 3, ' 45; Varsity Tennis 4, 3, ' 45, MA; Class Sec ' y-Treas., 3, 1. 132 CharicM ' rawah Qrad Carnegie, Oklahoma One of the first things Chuck did upon arriving at the Academy was to dip his hand in the salty Chesapeake. Going to school in New Mexico and living in Okla- oma makes one yearn for the sight of water. Even fter a cruise and three years of matching wits with he Academic departments, he still vows that swab- ling decks is a lot better than playing nursemaid 3 a troop of cavalry horses. After heroically over- oming innumerable obstacles and temptations, he iroudly displays his coveted red " R, " which makes lim a charter member of the " Red Mike Club. " Radio Club 3; Spanish Club 4, 3. yahta Jleslic Qriffin Kansas City, Missouri Missouri couldn ' t imagine just one virtu- ous, tender young man in the state. Better none than one, so this character was given Hl to the Navy. John " Greengrass " Griffin, pride of Kansas City, a guy you ' d like to wish off on I ' il sis. Studious, sincere, those characteristics in a carefree soul make Greengrass a swell egg. " GrifT ' is so lucky that competitors don ' t even make him " ante " ; they know who is going to win. The wolf never cares for his own girls; he says it is more fun to steal from his classmates. Someday , this lovable soul will be snared by a freckle-faced cutie. Here ' s hoping all the brats will be girls. This desperate world cannot stand another " Griff. " Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, aNAj a j; Varsity GolJ 4, 3, 1, g45f. - " • Stisphcn ' WiltifBwn Welter Washington, D. C. HHj After the Armageddon of plebe steam, the rest was play. In spite of Steve ' s insistence ■P B that he had bilged every recitation he attended, the profs kept him on the sunny side of 3.0. His philosophy that " something is bound to turn up " never failed him. IkmI With this outlook he faced the hazards of a midshipman ' s life:— late trains, ex- aminations, blind drags, and hidden D. O. ' s. An ardent sailor, Steve was always happy when on one of the Academy ' s sailing craft. Even this happiness was transcended, however, when the boat was heading for a liberty port. If in search of excitement, one could find no better guide; his churning legs instinctively turned toward the brightest spot in town. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 1; Soccer 4; Sailing Team J. 133 hiiiip Siwa€tmir ' Umr9vard BuAcncFOOT, Idaho The bane of Phil ' s existence for three years was the " system. " Bucking the system cost him his weekends; losing those brought in a few more letters; and three letters in one mail landed him in the shower, at the hands of his three wives. A " football knee " that kept him in the hospital for six weeks Young- ster year, combined with some exciting talks by naval flyers and " tin can " skipjjers from the Pacific theater, nearly turned Phil away to fulfill his desire of flying a " Hellcat. " Riding the tail of the Flying Squadron and just beating the late bells were poor substitutes for his experiences on motorcycles and his dreams of flying, but that big ring cast the balance. Battalion Football 4, 3; Battalion Basketball 4; Battalion Creiv, Captain 1; Reception Committee 3; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 1. r ' Joseph ran€is ' Holxhancr Lancaster, Pennsylvania Six feet of sea-goin ' Marine landed at the Naval Academy in 1941 with two years of service behind him. Although usually serious, he always enjoyed some fun even if something like his hair was the subject matter. At some time or other he tried every sport at the Academy, where his hard-working, hard-hitting nature served him well. Joe, always true to the O. A. O., very seldom was seen at the weekend hops. He now leaves a great number of Navy friends, to return to his first love, the Marines, where, according to him, they still count cadence with a " Your left— 2— 2,— A. " Football 4, ' 45; Battalion Lacrosse 3, ' 45 Battalion Pushball, 3; Battalion Football 1; German Club, 4, 3, 1; Newman Club Sec ' y-Treas. 4, 3, 1. f cJ Staaalctf JohatMon Knoxville, Iowa a friend who , i the weekendip " Hey, Ted, my gal has wants to come down for She ' s really cute — I hear. " So it went during the week, and the following Satur- day would see Ted with a new drag. Easy going, friendly, and modest, he had that rare ability to turn acquaintances into friends with a modicum of effort. If his name happened to be in print on one of the academic bulletin boards, he would swear a bit and turn his thoughts once again to women. When Ted joins the Fleet, the morale of his ship should rise considerably, for when he is around, one ' s troubles just naturally take a back seat. Battalion Pushball 3; Battalion Track 3, 1. fl! Charles U alton Jarwis Brady, Texas To: Texas, deep in the heart of. From: Navy Department. Via: Pony Express. Subject: Fitness report, Jarvis, C. W. References: Six ex-wives, two N. Y. cabbies, one red address book, 63 conduct reports, one praying mantis. Enclosures: One slightly bald, much worn, and completely dilapidated midshipman, garter size 6, for observation. 1. Character: Tough hombre with the plebes, but with a heart like a soft-boiled egg. 2. Personality: Friendliest critter in these parts. It is reported that this man put the system on a laugh to laugh basis. Sang his way through the upper classes and walked his way through the Executive department. Right arm usually under strain of girl or gun. 3. Future: Watery, but never without a friend. Varsity Track 4, 3, ' 45; Company Football 3, 7945; Battalion Football 3. o • ft Jaanes Sletvart ewswietty Greensburg, Pennsylvania H A jitterbug who can really jit, J. S. is a witty, debonair fellow with a leg-slapper ■ a answer for every crack. His " no strain " attitude and natural good humor make « friends throughout the regiment. His room is always jammed with fellows chewing B H the rag or just enjoying the jolly atmosphere. Jim drags as often as possible, espe- cially to hops. The nickname, " Lucky Jeemie, " came from his obsession, bridge. His imita- tion of Quasimodo would get him the bellringer ' s job at Notre Dame. Strangers might think that the system has gotten another one, but he ' s always been that way; ask the folks back home in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Still, when it ' s necessary to work to stay " sat, " Jim digs right in. Gym 4, g45t; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3, 1. 134 Jevvtell, Iowa Knute came to the Academy after spend- ing a year at the University of Iowa, and during the next three years we heard l l many tales about life as a Sigma Nu. I ' lcbe year, " Isherwood " had a little trouble be- luse everyone accused him of forgetting to take ilif coat hanger out of his coat, but his square lloulders, turned-up nose, and short hair, com- i lined with a knack for having fun have made him any good friends. Academics were never a prob- lu, and he found time to pursue his love for recreation, day dreaming with his feet on a desk, or snoring sonorously on his sack. Wherever he is, Knute ' s fun-loving disposition will make gloom and low spirits impossible. il Varsity Basketball 4, 3, 1, NA ' 43. « o Hinsdale, Illinois Hinsdale, ever heard of it? Neither had we until " Kurf came into our midst three years ago. Whether the fabulous H l tales of that village on the outskirts of Chicago are fallacy or fact, we ' ll never know, but " Dave ' s " record at the Academy speaks well for the community. The rough road of academics was no problem for the " Kid, " and he had ample time to devote to his three loves — snakes, letters, and " boogie woogie. " Being a lady ' s man with all its trials and tribulations, the " Face " withstood the most trying of circumstances, a record of four CIS chits in as many days, with a hearty smile and a fresh load in his pipe. Good luck, Kurf, and don ' t ever lose that self-satisfied grin. J. Varsity Basketball 4, 3, ' 43 NA; Company Representative 3, 1; Stars 4. " " • ohn Carrell £ovedaMi MiDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY j H Jake is the German savoir who treats the word manana with tenderness and affec- I S tion. Procrastination is one of his most charming traits, for he has mastered the art of taking a light strain on life. Even the rigid routine of the Naval Academy IksI has not cramped his style, for he can casually sit down and light up another cig- arette after the formation bell has rung. " Long John " is the type of fellow who would do anything in the world to help a classmate. Because of his charitable nature there are several of us who can give thanks to Jake ' s aid when we at last grasp that coveted sheepskin. Battalion Tennis 4; German Club 4, 3. 135 Milan T haanas £arli.Sm», jr. San Francisco, California Al brought with him many wild tales of golden California. His telling a story about the Russian River reminded us of Hl his proud heritage. Al ' s boxing ability soon made him a favorite of the crowd; many of us owe our pugilistic skill to his patient coaching. Sailing the ketches, and running them aground, took up most of his Youngster year. Bow and anchor chain soundings were Al ' s sjjecialty. To him a meal without four cups of Java wasn ' t worth eating. The academics did not present too many difficulties, but Al worked hard at whatever he undertook. As a result, Al should have many days of smooth sailing. Battalion Football 4, 1945; Battalion Lacrosse 4, 7; Battalion Boxing 4; Varsity Boxing 3, J, bfi ' t; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. Q HoRTON, Kansas At the Academy Harry divided his at- tention between basketball in the after- noons and bridge in the evenings. His hearty, deep-voiced greeting soon became a classic. He usually spent his study hours in friendly rough-and-tumble bouts or more peaceful discussions concerning his many feminine ad- mirers. Never a " Red Mike, " he was soon recog- nized as one of those individuals fittingly described as a " Big Time Operator. " " Rollo " dragged oftener plebe year than most men do in all three years. Harry probably knew more of his classmates by their first name than anyone else in ' 45. There were few who did not find him a never-ending source of amusement and hilarity. Battalion Basketball 4; Battalion Pushball 3. Jnhta ranhtin ni€£ain Oil City, Pennsylvania Three years ago Mac packed up his toothbrush, bade farewell to Oil City, and made his way to Crabtown. Along with this toothbrush came a line, based mostly upon the " scenic " beauties of Oil City. It wasn ' t long before his positive personality and snappy comebacks for everything had him well oriented among his classmates. His activities were varied, consisting mostly of athletics, dragging, and bull-sessions, with equll stress on each. Not heavy enough for varsity sports he competed in a variety of company sports doing well in all. Mac ' s crowning achievement, for which he shall be long remem- bered is his uncanny ability to keep away from the Pap Sheet. Touch Football 3, 1945; Battalion Crew 3. §inbcri yatnes atfieti mnrphtj Superior, Wisconsin He ambled in with the rest of the crowd. He was really a sight to behold. How he balanced himself on those bow- legs secret he never has told. " A bow-legged Irishman, " we said " from out West; Just fresh from his saddle and girth. " We were wrong, so we learned Ere the first day had turned — • Wisconsin was the state of his birth. If you craved an argument, pie race, or fib, " Murf ' was the man for the task. He could rave on for hours, no script, just ad lib. In the limelight he sure loved to bask. Now don ' t get us wrong. " Murf is tops. His friendliness, loyalty, and spunk Are traits that we find Make us all like his kind. The rest of this stuff is all bunk. Company Football 3, 1945; Orchestra 4; Trident 4; Reception Committee 3. § Muskogee, Oklahoma Presenting Gene, " Sub-Squad Captain ' Elmo Mahan ! This dashing, adventurou gentleman is a pure-blooded " Okie ' but not the type about whom Steinbed writes. Conscientious and hard working, he neve let anything interfere with his studies. He had i little difficulty saying Senor for the Dago depart ment, but that wasn ' t enough to scare him. Hi chief obstacle was the Sub-Squad. He could sta ' under water longer than he could float, but Mr Ortland didn ' t seem to appreciate his skill. Geni considered wine and women the finer points life; give him a week end in Washington and b would surely go to town. He possesses that " finesse ' with the fair sex, and he keeps them only for th record. Sub Squad 4, 3, 1. Delta, Ohio Leaving the secluded streets of Belt; Ohio with the gleam of an electrical ei gineer in his eye. Herb spent two yea making connections (electrical) at Oh State. To follow the life of a sailor, Herm left ti Buckeye State and descended upon the Nav Trade School beside the Severn. With his usu determination, he faithfully pursued his one desir winning an " N " in crew. Having accomplish! his task and standing in the first 150 of his cla while doing it, he is looking for new rivers to roi His winning spirit and the hours spent at Hubbai Hall should stand him in good stead with any shif crew. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45 N; Battalion Football 1; Boat Club 3, 1; German Club 4. 3: Orchestra 4, 3. 136 Mtvim £etamd mdwais Sedalia, Missouri Three years ago " Two Pints " came to us with a likable smile and a Missouri drawl, having never seen anything saltier than the Mississippi River. Since then he has i:ii)ly lived up to his home state, for he loves Ijetter than disputing a point, great or iid has that " you must show me and I lieve it if you do " attitude. We all feel that least rates an " E " for effort in athletics and ing, but we can ' t help wondering how he ged to keep those stars on his collar and still so much time on his sack. Good luck, Al, ve certainly hope you will find that dream meday. IP Lacrosse 4, 3, 1, ' 45 NA; Company Football 3, 7, M ' A; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Math Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. Rochester, New York Bob put away his soapbox racer to come to the U. S. N. A. from the Empire State. Fresh from high school, " Rochester " generally found those gold stars just out of reach, but if you ever wanted to know where to draw that line in steam or how to solve that juice prob, he was always ready to help you. Although he could claim to be an ace goldbrick a fter spend- ing a half of youngster year watching the nurses at the hospital before the doctors fixed him up, he still came back the same happy fellow. Bob was a generous friend and a fine roommate who always knew the right way to fix everything. Cross Ccunlry 4, c45c; Modfl Club 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Q Talihina, Oklahoma " The winnah and unchallenged champ- een " — Paul Brooks " Burlington Boliver Beatrice Bunyan Burpington " Puckett received the title of the laziest man in his class. The only thing that could get him off his sack was a girl. " Puck ' s " theory was that the mind could be developed by just " lying and thinking about things. " He really put this theory to practice too, because he spent all his time on his sack, then always came out with above-average grades. His unfailing remark after examinations was " I ' m go- ing to study and get better dailies next term. " " Puck " will go far in any field with his powers of reasoning, his affable, easy-going personality, and his ability to talk you out of anything. Choir 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4; Reception Committee 3. 137 Serbia Cattm niol0itf Lingayen, Philippine Isla.nds On June 13, 1941, the U. S. S. President Taft docked at San Francisco to bestow up)on America the pride of the Philip- pines, Serge Castro. At first we thought he wouldn ' t " get this stuff, " but before long he " got " more than we did, yet was ever ready to share it with us. We often called him " The Kid, " but he is a better man than many of us for all his 5 ' 4 " ; he proved that with stars on his collar. Many Filipinos have gone before Serge and many may follow him, but never will the Philippines produce a better all-around guy. From the Academy he goes into the Army Air Corps until he is ready to take back what has been taken away from him. J. Varsity Soccer 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Bowling 3; Stars 4. Sewaren, New Jersey Bruce began his naval career the hard way, serving as the mainstay of the Plebe E. b. Squad, and supplying skags for bull 1 sessions. Youngster year he took on all comers at double solitaire. His high academic standing always mystified us, for he never studied. His plel e year was enough for four men to take, but Bruce never lost that happy, winning smile for a moment. A sailor by propinquity, he soon won the cominand of the yawl " Intrepid. " He made himself into Navy ' s top man on the flying rings, winning that coveted N Youngster year. His achievements are numerous, his popularity wide-spread, and his success certain. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1, g45l, gN t; Varsity Sailing 4, 3; Boat Club Battalion Representative 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3. W Winter Haven, Florida " The Civil War? Never heard of it. Now if you mean the War between the States. " " Abe " is always ready for an argument; H subject matter: the military superiority of the Confederates, the superior quality of Florida oranges, or anything upholding the South. Being an outdoor man, the Navy was his natural ambi- tion. Pulling a crew oar was his chief delight, next to listening to Scheherazade from the depths of his suf)er-sack with his Canteen special, " two pints of chocolate. " When " Abe " retires to a plantation after thirty years of service, we can always count on a hearty welcome and a tall Julep as we listen to his, " Now when I had a sub in the Pacific — . " Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Lucky Bag Company Representative 1; Log Company Representative 1; Spanish Club 4, 3. I Frederigktown, Pennsylvania Among the ninety-five old salts w washed the brine from their hair to j( our forces back in ' 41 was Wally. J twenty-two months before this, Wally | rid of his " Pittsburgh tan " and hopped aljoard c of our fighting flat tops to learn the way of i Fleet before coming to the Academy. A little stu at night made academics easy, but the Bull depa ment and Wally kept on sparring right up ui First Class year. Then came those Nav P-Wo which always ran him aground. He liked the h( zontal position, but he flexed his muscles on ere country, that is, with the O. A. O. Battalion Cross Country 4, ' 45; JVewman Club 4, 1 Q Miami, Florida Bill came from Illinois to spend three never dull years by the Severn. He went through many anxious hours in fierce encounters with the various departments, the executive not excepted, but he never failed to show his " can ' t get me down " spirit. A familiar figure on weekend ketch trips and yawl races, Bill earned his command qualifications last year. We will remember Bill best for his tendency to blow our electrical circuits, to rest and enjoy those bliss- ful days of cruise, to take miles of candid camera shots at odd moments, and to work hard when the academic problems presented themselves. With this beginning. Bill will carry a great amount of energy and ability to the Fleet. Track 4; Quarterdeck Society 3, 1; Boat Club 1. m Colome, South Dakota Until coming East, our blonde S never realized that other folks lived side of Colome, where the total popul; numbers less than that of any dec Bancroft Hall. His stay at the Academy wa; usual race with the Executive department, col with frequent blind dates or his crashing ol stag line. Academics were never much bothe most of his time went to extra-curricular activ varying from correspondence with those whc mired his hair, to the daily game of bridge. A good-natured spirit will always be his outsta characteristic; he is always ready for a song better still, he is ever ready to help a shipma Battalion Track 4; Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Battalion Lacrosse 7. r 138 aylon ' tfoimcs Shncanaher Elmira, New York ■ ■ When not plying the Chesapeake in Star IM ° ' " Yawl, he could be found working on 1 3 his boats, seeing that all was shipshape ipl and seamanlike. That was " Frosty, " neat )iecise in all that he did. He experienced a difficulty in piercing the fog that hid the •ries of Juice and Steam. But didn ' t we all? had only lived in the days of the clipper ship, )uld really have starred, being the sailor that At the same time that his willingness to Ider his share of responsibilities made him a man to work with, his faculty for finding en- ent in the little everyday incidents made him K ' st of pals. Sim Sailing, Captain 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; .1 . Club, Vice Pres., 3, 1; German Club 3, 1; Radio Club 1. Ashley, Indiana Short, curly haired " Bill " is a ladies ' man. His locker was full of pretty girls ' pictures, and the collection is still growing. Bill had too many irons in the fire, and Ijcfore Youngster year was over he was pulling grey hairs out of his head from trying to keep the " fern " situ- ation straight. Even though he came fresh from high school, academics were not too hard, and they left Bill plenty of time to answer all of the letters that came pouring in. A ready laugh and a pleasing personality won him many friends, and l)eing a ratey plelw; brought Bill to the attention of the upperclasses, but revenge was sweet during the last two years. Battalion Soccer 4; Log Advertising Manager 4, 3, 7; Choir 4, 3, J; Spanish Club 3, J. Robert Claren€e ' €kom»sca Portland, Oregon Out of the Far West came a quiet and un- assuming fellow to join our ranks. " Long Drink " possesses a good naturedness and ability to make friends that we all envy. A taste for music varying from polkas to " boogie woogie " helped him to pass the few idle minutes after studies. Not one of the " Snake " variety. Bob seldom dragged. Definitely not a memljer of the radiator squad, he allowed very few days to pass without a good workout at the Natatorium, gym, or boathouse. With the deep-rooted interest in the Navy that he has shown in our three years together, we know that " Drink " will be tops in his chosen profession. . Swimming 4, 3, s45t; Battalion Crew 1; Battalion Water Polo 3. 139 Racine, Wisconsin It wasn ' t so long ago that " Sparky " packed up his N. R. O. T. C. Ixwks and headed for the Naval Academy. During plelje year it was " Sparky " we went to for answers to our plelx; questions; rememlier how he expounded on the difference Ijetwecn the Eld- ridge and the flying moor to win a " carry on " from the flabbergasted upperclassmen. While others were worried atx)ut Juice and Nav, Frank solved his biggest problem, spelling, with a dictionary always at his fingertips. Maintaining that there is a time and place for everything, Sparky spent his study hours studying, his weekends dragging, and his leaves giving the girls in Racine a break. Varsity Track Manager 4, 3, 4m5 NmA; Press Detail 4, 3, ; Reception Committee 3, 7; German Club 4, 3, 7; Math Club 3, 7; Newman Club 7. rr Cleveland, Ohio From the shores of Lake Erie, " T. A. " left " Beautiful Ohio, " and, via Randle ' s, entered the Academy. Almost any after- H noon you could find him in the gym per- fecting his specialty, giant swings. Never a Hop went by that Ted wasn ' t there with a highly rated drag. His heart belonged not to one, but to many femmes. With but one year of Spanish behind him, he could string along any Senorita. The crowning glory of " Wag ' s " career at the Naval Academy occurred when he presented the regiment at a parade with his cap on the end of his sword. His classmates can well remember Ted for his unique strut and his blaring trumpet. Varsity Gym 1; Orchestra 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 7. y«hn aa ataoaad ' tViihdwn Washington, D. C. " Willie, " strictly a one woman man, left everything behind except his O. A. O. as he bade D. C. a fond farewell and joined the ranks of the " D. O. Dodgers. " Plebe and Youngster years took their toll of our hero ' s priceless hair; varsity football contributed three new, shiny, tailor-made ivories for his ever present smile, but weekly dragging exploits kept up his morale. No Hop was complete unless he and " Chattie " were bouncing to the beat of the One O ' clock Jump. Whether giving his all on the athletic field, sailing the blue Chesapeake, or just chowing down with the gang at the College Inn, " Willie " always enjoyed life to its fullest. Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, ' 45; Varsity Lacrosse 3, 7, MA. Wewoka, Oklahoma ■ ■j " Windy " was his handle while here at l l our Alma Mater, but he can hardly be 1 called a blow-hard, for he is one of those BmSB wise persons who thinks before he speaks. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Windy is a true son of the " sooner " state. He was " sooner " born and " sooner " bred and when he gets hitched he ' ll beV| " sooner " wed, for Lovella is also an Oklahoman. Three years ago Windy left his " sooner " surround- ings to come to the Naval Academy to learn how to get there " sooner " with the most men. In the course of those three years he built with us mem- ories of a fine friendship. Reception Committee 3. yahn § hilip ' Wise Norfolk, Nebraska The call of the far off sea brought Johnny to the Naval Academy with an undying ambition to navigate the waters of the world. His quiet and unassuming attitude earned him a place of respect among us. Known as one of the " savvy " boys, any tough math prol) was always brought around for him to solve. Batt and company sports plus a lot of dragging occupied most of Johnny ' s time after classes were over. For relaxation and something different Johnny sang in the choir. To be a sub officer is Johnny ' s ambition now, and he should have very little trouble learning about the undersea Fleet. Company Touch Football 3, 7945; Choir 4, 3, 7. 140 h BmJRL m,m . ■ Sti ' f 7th Cooipan . • • 194ltt TOP ROW- SECOND ROW- -S. H. Auslander, T. H. Batchclder, R. W. Brown jr., I. J. Cunat, D. P. Dakos, A.J. Del Vccchio, R. E. Downen, R.J. Farley, J. R. M. Fisher, J. E. Floryan jr., A. R Glennon, J J. Hallcr. -D. A. Heberling, R. F. lacobelli, T. Q.Johnston, D. R.Johnson jr., E. L. Kennedy, O Kimzcyjr., S. Levine, R. G. Liebel, J. Edwin Loper, J. E. Lynch jr., H. E. Lyon, I. J. McKcand. THIRD ROW— U. B. McWhorter, A. V. Paletti, D. L. Pritchard, S. T. Simpson, E. M. Saunders, T. M. Schifanelli, R. Y. Scott, S. G. Seccombe jr., E. C. Voulgaris, J. W. Wells, G. L. Yeo, O E Bassett FOURTH ROW— . J. Benedetti, L. S. Charters, W. F. Engel jr., J. L. Gawf, R. J. Hanks, L. G. Hinchcliff jr., G. D. Howard, D. F. B.Jameson, R. H. Knight, A. P. Kulik, E. B. Mahinske, F. E. Pcarwn iii. FIFTH ROW— ' W. M. Riggs, W. E. Simpson, H. P. Smith, L. W. Smith iii, K. T. Swanson, R. M. Swanson, A. H. Thomas jr., W. E. Thrasher jr., A. J. Vandermade, X. C. Ward, S. Zipscr. No Pictures— y . Killefer jr., H. E. Rhoads. ... tf nmn-an 1«» 7 FRONT ROW-R. E. Otto, J. H. Melesky, R. B. Mercer, J H. PoNv fll A. N. Uavidson, 1. U. MclJonald. th •. OUipaiiy • • MTW m M j Niedfeldt, J. L. .Anderson, G. M. Dent, A. W. Avery, M. M. Forman, C. L. Eddy, SECOND ROW— Y.. G. Lakcy, ' E. T. Travis, J. F. Marshall, D. W. Haggcrty, P B Maxson, J. C Hatch, W H Bagley, R. L. Bertram, W. E. Grimes, E. L. Deramcc jr., S. J. Evans, . . L. LcFever. THIRD ROW—C. E. C. NimiU, A. G. Henry jr., J. E. Ballard, W. B. Evans G. G. E. Kirk, E. S. Roth, R O. Derrick, J. L. Collins, I. W. Blair, R. C. VanOsdol, D. F. Adams. FOURTH ROW— P. R. Van Mater jr., H. D. Ruppel, W. L. McDonald, C. L Von Schrader, H R Duden jr., W. M. Russell, t. H. Hemmer, S. G. Murray, D. Chadwick, W. G. Graham, M.J. Shannon, T. Hughes jr. u «rT II li l COMPANY OFFICER and Assistant to FIRST LIEUTENANT EIGHTH COMPANY We were a pretty high spirited bunch. We played hard when we played, we worked hard when we worked, but we felt that this ver- satility was a requisite to being a good officer. We weren ' t the most brilliant company in the Regiment, but we had our share of star men. We weren ' t the most regulation gang around, but we did produce a five striper. We weren ' t the greatest athletes, but the captain of the basketball team was one of our members, and we had representa- tives in most of the other varsity and battalion sports. We weren ' t the ratiest company, either, although we were on every O. O. D. ' s " must " list after three of our members omitted, in their plans for a weekend in Baltimore, one small item, i. e., obtaining permission. We can ' t say that we weren ' t the best looking men in the Regiment (just look at us!), nor can we say that we didn ' t drag the best looking girls, so we will abandon our modesty in discussing those two things ! Between the toils, tears, and travails of our academic and military life here, we had fun and were able to laugh often, and this is going to make us better officers and men. 1st iiet K. W. Longnecker, Commander J. S. Flanagan, A. C. Day, R. B. Billings 2nd Set L. K. Wyatt, Commander D. H. Brooks, E. S. Rawls, F. B. Zanazzi • — | . - — I I ' ' j " r Iwii V 1 ! §Viitiatm Shepherd «mson San Diego, California u Bill was one of the several Bensons who have entered the Naval Academy from time to time, and the destroyer Benson has been named for one of them. Soon known for his high ideals and sincerity, he went about Naval Academy life with zest, learning the proper use of happy hours and the fine art of increasing his production of letters and keeping up on studies at the same time. Recreation hours found him tackling with enthusiasm any sport that appealed to him. His great moment always came when he shoved off on leave to make the long trek to San Diego, where his heart belonged to a young lady of the Golden West. w Glen Ridge, New Jersey Doug entered the Academy with the air corps as his ultimate goal. Three years at Annapolis hasn ' t changed his mind. He successfully eluded the academic board without too much strain. He didn ' t allow text books to cut into his time for sleeping and reading cow- boy stories. Nor did training for wrestling prevent his consumption of canteen chocolate bars. Five minutes of each night was delegated to carefully crossing off the days ' till leave and graduation. Although outwardly rough and tough, Doug was sensitive to music. He amassed an impressive stock of low down records — anything with a drum in it. But he also had an intellectual ear for the classics. When asked plebe year what his favorite opera was, he promptly answered, " The Metropolitan Opera, Sir. " Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 1; Battalion Wrestling 4. guitar. giobcrt burton illin M Aurora, Illinois After a year of engineering at Purdue, Bob got a whiff of salt air and headed foi the Academy. Coming right along witl him were his big bag of golf clubs and hii Bing " soon became a regular member of i the rhythm section of the NA-10, but he was better known for his ten minute jam-sessions just before taps. He kept himself well supplied with feminim addresses; almost every Saturday noon saw him ' heading for town to pick up one of his numerousi drags. Bob ' s personality and ability should maki him as welcome in the Fleet as he has been among ' his friends at the Academy. Golf 4; Battalion Pushball 3; NA-10, 4, 3, 7; Italian Club 4, 3. 1 rcd. € vcrdt Brenner, jr. Parkin, Arkansas Hailing from eastern Arkansas, " Traveler " is a true gentleman of the Southlands. He came to the Academy for the life of a sailor, and it didn ' t take Fred long to get into the stride of Navy life. He made up his mind that he was going to graduate without worrying, and that ' s exactly what he did. Academics never worried Fred, because most of his thoughts were directed toward the fairer sex. His collection of feminine pulchritude contained some of the South ' s most beautiful belles. Fred ' s good nature and perpetual smile accounted for this art gallery and for many friends among his classmates. These sterling characteristics will certainly carry him far on any walk of life. Company Softball 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3. Q 144 2). ' H. Xraaka Redlands, California A tennis racket in his hand, a marine corps insignia on his Iiath rohc, three siriiK-s on his sleeve, or a smile on his face were sure signs of " Uncle " Don Brooks. Being ■H a star man, he had plenty of time for the varsity tennis team and correspondence with his many friends. Hops held little attraction for Don; his motto was, " Save yourself for the one that counts, " and that ' s just what he did. A box of chow, some good records, and a magazine were the ingredients for Don ' s favorite Sunday afternoon recipe. He could always be relied upon to get the word and be in the right place at the right time; and that, I am sure, will include Tokio when the Marines march through. Varsity Tennis 3, 7; Battalion Tennis 4; RrrJ Points, Circulation Manager 1; Italian Club, Treasurer 4, 3; Stars 4, 3. Cherokee, Alabama Hailing from the Deep South, Roy en- tered the Academy with a winning smile that won him a host of friends in his own and other Battalions. Always ready for a I si, a frolic, or a fight, Roy took academics in 1- stride and was known for his judgment and iiit of good will. £a ' Vcrnc ' iVitliaan JSrotrn, jr. San Diego, California Little did we know that this amiable lad from sunny California would be setting the criterion by which our efforts would be judged, but we were soon to learn. In athletics as in academics. Brownie displayed a de- termination to excell that won him letters, stars, and the deep respect of his classmates. When he wasn ' t working out with the Harriers or solving extra problems in math, he could be found writing letters, playing his violin, or lending a helping hand to his less " savvy " classmates. His uncanny faculty for doing any job well will make him a valuable officer in the Fleet. Look while you can; this jad is going places. Varsity Cross Country 4, 3, 1; Battalion Wrestling 4; Varsity Track 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 1; Orchestra 4, 3, J; Model Club 4, 3, 1; French Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. " The bulwark of the center of the line " during football season, he participated in both Battalion football and Company basketball, proving his prowess as an athlete. Roy ' s love interest was in Alabama, and although he didn ' t drag much, he was in constant demand as the life of the party. We ' ll all look forward to seeing him in the Fleet. Battalion Football 4, 3, 1. a.-.-iAt£. i €)ln«9f y t ph ryamt HoQ uiAM, Washington ■ B " A happy-hour tonight, and I ' ve got the ■ a watch ! " — more than once did we hear Si M this sad tale from the little man from the HniH Northwest. A stickler for regularity, Joe had many orderly habits and adhered to them strictly. He spent most of his spare moments writing letters; somehow it took him two or three days to get a good one off. One of the original and authen- tic anti-dancers, he much preferred Mahan Hall to Dahlgren Hall on Saturday nights. His musical tastes ran to Schottisches rather than to swing. His calmness and level-headed manner mark him as a great thinker, and the Fleet will certainly gain an anchor to windward when " Bancroft Hall " gives him up. Battalion Track 3; Choir 4, 3, 1; Photography Club 3. At « I L w U Qcorq4s §Vathcr Co M9vdt Charleston, South Carolina Up from the land of cypress gardens and " you all " came Bobo, straight from Clemson College. With him he brought HHH an accent requiring an interpreter at times, a firm belief in the glories of Dixie, and a disposition and sense of humor that soon made him one of the best known and most popular men in his class. Both as a varsity player and battalion coach he proved his prowess as a football player, and he demonstrated his athletic versatility by becoming a point-getter on the battalion track team. Nothing worries Bobo (not even a few close scrapes with the academic departments), and he not only loves a good time, but is usually able to provide one. Football 4, 3; Battalion Handball 3, 1; Battalion Track 3; Battalion Football 7; Boat Club 3. tni€had Joseph Criwnanins New York City, New York From the lolling beaches of Belle HarborJ to the deck of a tossing YP at Annapolii came this favorite son of old Erin. The] " Mick ' s " interests are many and varied ranging from hobnobbing with the essence o| femininity on the dance floor to concentrating on 111 fViiliam ' tVarrem Callicr South Lebanon, Ohio Whenever a question came up concerning the Navy, it was always, " Ask Collier — he knows. " Entering the Academy from i l the Fleet, Bill was already a Navy man. His ambition was to become a good naval officer. Throughout his stay at the Naval Academy, Bill kept this objective in mind. He was always full of energy and constantly on the go. He took an active part in intra-mural athletics and other extra- curricular activities. What he liked best, though, was a letter from Marge. His sense of humor and his ability to get along with people made him a welcome addition to any group. He is the kind of shipmate we all enjoyed having and hope to have again. Radio Club 4; Boat Club 3, 1. the loop-holes in the " reg " book. However, the Executive department seems to have done a goo job in plugging those gaps and has consequently been a big problem for the lad. His keen sense of humor coupled with his knack] for making friends insures success for " the Mick " in whatever field Fate may choose to place him. Bloomingdale, New Jersey Wine, Women, and Song are " Grumpies ' " nemesis. Larry left his " back forty " in New Jersey three years ago for the Navy and he is now thoroughly saturated with the ever famous " Blue and Gold. " One of the best natured and most easy- going fellows, he was a perfect " wife. " He was a good athlete with plenty of spirit. When week-ends came around, Larry would powder his nose and would invariably turn up at the Hop with a queen. Exam weeks meant only more sleep to him. He will bring cheer and good-fellowship to his fellow officers and men wherever he is stationed. Battalion Football 4, 1; Company Soccer 4, 3; Company Softball 3. 146 ■ Q I 3 ' i §}nnaM § utuau» Curtis Marlboro, Massachuseits H In 1940 Don left Massachusetts, spent a year at Severn, and joined the Naval I B Reserve. When he was ordered to a training station and notified to report to the Naval Academy at the same time, he chose the latter. Settling down to his Academy BiSiH life in which sleep, chow, and photography were his favorite pastimes, he still found enough time for company sports. Don only dragged often enough to convince himself that belonging to the Flying Squadron required too much effort. His quiet, easy-going manner, friendly smile, cheerfulness, and willingness were the characteristics that stood out the most when we thought of Don. Battalion Track 3. §i.obcri n«tson §)avis Silver Spring, Maryland With a " Hey, Hey! " heard all the way home in Silver Spring, accompanied, per- haps, by an equally lively and scratchy record, " Dogpatch " would enliven any- ing from a " B-Hole " to a whole wing of Bancroft. A liat a contrast to the weekdays were the week- luls, when Ring ' s presence filled the room only 1 long enough for a change of uniforms for the next stage of the " dragging " routine! If his taste of the Marine Corps doesn ' t lead Bob too far astray, his ability and impossible-not-to-get-along-with per- sonality will make us well pleased to serve with him on or under the sea, or in the air. Soccer 4; Battalion Track 3; Battalion Handball 1; Varsity Track 1; Choir 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3. James ' Uemry msvley, jr. Syracuse, New York § " Jamie-Boy " was one of the few men who went along as smoothly over the rough spots of academics as he did over the smooth ones. Nothing held his atten- tion long, but he did each job well. It was hard to decide which was more important to Jim, Cornell, Syracuse, or the Navy, but after three years the Navy has won out by a comfortable margin. He was the best possible roommate, a likable fellow, easy going, always willing to help out in a pinch, or to listen to someone ' s troubles. Jim has a yen for light cruisers and with the one word that doesn ' t exist in his vocabulary " Defeat, " you can bet that he will get along. Sailing 4; Lucky Bag 3. ji ib4c:: ' SS - jr. - L Arthur Curtis §)ay Jamestowt , Rhode Island Though he has yet seen no service in the U. S. Marine Corps Art is to all intents and purposes a " Gyrene. " His interests at the Academy have centered about a serious intention to become a well-equipped fighter. Sketching gun mounts, stripping down weapons, planning beach landings and perusing infantry journals were ways of enjoying leisure hours. This seriousness of purpose was occasionally amusing. On security watch one evening, he was stealthily tracking a would-be saboteur when a change of wind cleared Bill IX of this misnomer and inci- dentally saved his life. However, come this or any other incident Art will never lack confidence in his choice of profession. Varsity Lacrosse 4, 3, ' 45; Battalion Crew 3, 1; French Club 3. I I I I IT mm 2 oeibl«r Baltimore, Maryland Bill came to the Naval Academy from the Marine Corps and brought with him all of the fine qualities of a fighting man. His tastes are varied and include a genuine love for boxing and football as well as a strong desire to master anything of a military nature. Bill, known as the " Corporal " by his close friends, will certainly get to the top in his line of duty. His career has always been uppermost in his mind, although at times he breaks down and drags a beautiful creature to a hop or to a movie. Bill ' s winning smile and wonderful personality have made him one of the t)est liked in his class. Battalion Boxing 4; Boxing 1; Model Club 4, 3. South Thomaston, Maine " Mr. Hodsdon, can you tell me what a " trunnel " is? " All day long plebes popped into the room wanting to know the answers to questions. " Deacon " just seemed to know everything about anything. That was probably because he spent his study hours reading the papers, magazines, and liooks. His first love was " steam. " When summer was over he ' d wait for the first frosty morning, walk over to the radiator, turn the valve, and beam. " Just listen to that steam. " Then he ' d carefully close the valve before going to formation. That ' s the way he was all the time — efficient. That ' s why he stood number one in getting better grades output per hours study- ing input. Orchestra 4; Model Club 4, 3, 1. Stntiwf tfasdmvond Oklahoma City, Oklahoma After a couple of years at the University of Oklahoma, Scotty ' s beloved Buck- wheat Ranch was too small to foster his ambitions, so he obtained leave to see the world the Navy way. With his baby-faced, winning smile, which also has a decided influence on young ladies, and his profound sincerity, " Honorable S " fitted right in the Academy. He tackled his aca- demics as a job he wanted to see well done. When his work was over, Squaw played with the same all out effort. Scotty ' s likable personality, even temper, sincerity, and desire for hard work will make him a treasured possession of any Command- ing Officer. And when his service to the Navy is finished, it will be " Back to Buckwheat " for Squaw. Resigned. Glee Club 4, 3; Boat Club 3; Log 4; ' Shipmate " magazine 4, 3, 1; author of " Spindrift. " Florence, Alabama Hailing from Florence, Alabama, " Sfl ing Jack " is a true Southerner, always _ doing his part to uphold the traditions of ■I H old Dixie. Desiring to become a Naval Officer, he attended Greenbriar Military School and after much hard work, won his appointment through a National Competitive Examination. After coming to the Academy, he took academics in stride, still having time left to develop Navy ' s " Watch Charm " guard. His ready wit, contagious smile, and his love fun made him innumerable friends. He was always a ready participant in the Academy ' s activities and this spirit should carry him far in the service. Football 4, 3, 1; Model Club 3. inJA y»hn Gtivcr tfnrn Dadeville, Alabama " Skipper, " a curly black-headed southeri gentleman, gave up a medical career ti follow the life of the sea. He has an Oma Khayyam outlook on life, believing tha " wine, women, and song " are the essence of thi world; and that even the gloomiest situation rate a laugh. One could usually find " Squaw " eatin or sleeping, as it seemed that he never got enoug: of either. He spent much of his time in yacht racin and sailing the yawls and ketches. He also foun ' time for the Glee Club, Model Club, Photographi Club, Radio Club, and Boat Club. He neve missed a hop or dragging on weekends. " Skipper is quick and eflScient in doing his work and wi undoubtedly be welcomed aboard any naval nesse Gym 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, Model Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Photographic Club 3. 1; 148 San Andreas, California I " Hook " came from California, where it never rains, snows, or gets too hot. His pet peeves were Maryland weather and I the " system, " which he considered to be 1 if a diabolic scheme to make life miserable. t-igh often at odds with the more mysterious a )ns of the Executive department, Dolan did 1 everything he attempted, including his love . and athletics. Dolan never took chances on ufmics, and as a result he usually surprised If when he saw his grades. His habit of not f g loose ends extends to all of his fields of en- r, and his natural conscientious attitude 1 make him a fine officer. Any job Dolan vill Ije one well done. Baseball 4; Italian Club 4, 3. CamraJ Shammcl Qrowc, jr. Detroit, Michigan To his more intimate friends, " Connie " is known as " Lefty " or " Lacro.s.se-Stick Grove. " Always ready for a party, his ex- ceedingly high spirit more than upheld the morale of the 8th Company. He was a meinlx;r of the Plel)e Lacrosse Team, played a fair game of tennis and po.ssessed much innate but dormant athletic ability. The Detroit Tigers are tops with " Lefty, " and it breaks his heart when they wind up in the second division. Happy, carefree, and never in want of friends or companions, he will make a successful officer in his chosen profession. Lacrosse 4, 3, 1. mexander nlian, jr. Hollywood, California Coming from Hollywood, California, Julian backed a desire to win with inex- haustible energy and a keen mind. Dur- ing Plebe year Alex pushed to the front and held that position throughout the course. Captain of the Gym team, a star man for the Aca- demic Course, and Regimental Commander are just a few of his achievements at the Academy. Although Academy life was no strain for Alex, it was not so with the women. He turned from the home town girl to models, coeds, and to secretaries: but, still he found no O. A. O. A little on the serious but with a sense of loyalty, courage, and duty, Julian is coveted as a friend and shipmate. Gym 4, 3, 7, captain 1; gNt ; Battalion Track 4, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3; Company Representative 3, 7; Lucky Bag 3, 7; Boat Club 4, 3; Stars 4, 3. 149 Haverhill, Massachusetts This is " Milty " who came to Annapolis a year out of high school and eighteen. Bringing with him a touch of Puritan strictness, he had much respect for doing things according to a code. With great soljerness, he made l eing a midshipman a serious job. Always analytical, " Milty " gave vent to his contemplations in arguments. He never left you guessing what was on his mind. He was modest and enthusiastic in his living. His outlook for a career in the service and action with the Fleet has lieen given a noble start by his excellent record here. Battalion Track 4; Battalion Crew 3; Battalion Track 3; Varsity Cross Country 1; Stars 4, 3. Q New Orleans, Louisiana When Dave embarked on his Academy cruise, he was on his way toward achiev- ing an ambition he had had as long as he can remember. Always the pessimist, he never felt at ease about the future. But always trying his utmost when the going got tough, he kept afloat. Although Dave claims New Orleans cooking is the best in the country, he managed to become too heavy for crew coxswain, on Naval Academy chow. However, the Battalion crew wasn ' t so particular, and he got his numerals there. " Navy Davy " is very anxious to get back to the sea he has been away from for four years and sniff the ocean breeze again. Crew 4, 3; Rifle 4, 3; Crew 3, 7; Chess Club 4. Clen nnrdean ntiUhclh r. Syracuse, New York " What ' s the answer, Sir? " That plea was heard every minute of the day. As a one man information booth for plebes and upperclass, Cleo won distinction. His biggest headaches were his job as Advertising Man- ager of the Trident and his unpredictable " wife. " All his time was spent sailing the Chesapeake, using his experience from the Florida seas. Though Jane is uppermost and gets a letter every day, " Mitch " never misses a chance to " wolf — Navy to the core ! His dependability and willingness to help others make him one of the best friends a man could have. Cleo is headed for Subs — " the sooner the better. " Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 1, sJVg; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Trident Magazine, Advertising Manager 3, 1; Lucky Bag, Section Editor, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. Erie, Pennsylvania Erie, the " Garden Spot of the East, " gave this amazing, ruddy-faced lad to the Navy. That his three years at the Acad- emy have not been wasted, can be seen by glancing at his athletic, academic, and executive records. The captaincy of the basketball team and running of the low hurdles did not affect his aca- demics adversely; nor did the reception of numer- ous pink and blue envelopes every day. As Com- pany " three-striper, " he turned in an outstanding performance, keeping the Company in the upper bracket and establishing a precedent at which the next Commander could aim. The Fleet will receive a well-rounded and popular officer when " Jazz " gets out there. Varsity Basketball 3, 1, Captain 1; N; Varsity Track 3, 1, TV ; Battalion Football 1. Wiiiiawm Charles £e9vh Knoxville, Tennessee § From the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, there came a certain citizen who gradually earned the name " Stumpy. " He was a bit perturbed at first over the prospect of wearing shoes, and never completely mastered his distaste. He rarely did much walking over the weekends though he in- dulged in considerable dragging. Spare moments were spent in light activities, reading, and whittling, and " Stumpy " generally managed to sleep off any disturbing inclinations toward heavy exercise. Handball was indulged in sparingly. Very anxious over the possibility of missing some of the war, he will be much put out if he doesn ' t see some active war duty. Boat Club 3; Model Club 3. I Jnhn mwMilen, jr. Camden, South Carolina In spite of a " rat " year at V. M. I., Plebe year at the Naval Academy, anc frequent ill feelings toward academics John always had a song ready for al occasions; the occasions presented themselves fre quently, for his singing was appreciated by al hands, and he seldom missed a session with thi N. A. -10. John kept the postman busy betweei Bancroft Hall and South Carolina, as he took fre quent time out from academics and music to exer cise a fluent pen and a fresh sense of humor. Hi ambition and sense of duty will not fail to aid hi other characteristics in keeping him moving alon; the road to success. NA-10 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4; Log 3; French Club 3; Musical Club Show 4, 3, 1. u 150 i U illiam £eomard nteC»Mtlo€h Providence, Rhode Island The smallest state in the union taught Mac that there was no such word as " quit. " Although continually fighting the academic department, he was never too discuss any topic, whether it be football, |)olitics. Bill never dragged anything but l , " ' and to make a liberty with him was II ill of a lifetime. His love for adventure was lowed only by his love for sleep. However, lie to relax didn ' t keep Mac from taking lous workout every day. For many years we lember his battle cry, " What ' s the chow? ;ved. " iilion Football 3, 1; Battalion Pushball 3; Lacrosse 3, 1. §ialph g«grhardt £ipicrl Exeter, Pennsylvania Ralph laughingly claimed that he was " really good-looking " with his hat on. Then, too, he always had a ready smile at the mention of Gloria, his O. A. O. for all three years at the Academy. He is quiet and unassuming and can be dejjended on to do any job well. Ralph ' s love for the Navy made him an excellent roommate. He was always quick to an- alyze a given situation and in an argument, stuck by and often proved his point. Although no varsity star, Ralph was very active in intramural athletics. He is the kind of man any one will like as a ship- mate. We ' ll be looking forward to many happy meetings with you in the Fleet, Ralph. Battalion Football 4, 3; Track 4. Troy, Alabama Q Three short years ago Murph left his " lower forty " with a good crop of cotton and entered the Naval Academy. He left many friends and many girls with broken hearts in South Alabama, but he did not leave everything. He brought with him a wonderful personality, a keen sense of humor, and much talent. In wresding, tennis, football, billiards, bridge, or poker Murph is not only good, he is at the top. Academics never worried Hugh, he merely looked upon them as a relaxation period between his Culbertson workouts and weekends. His smooth dancing, witty chatter, and tall frame made him very attractive to the fair sex. A perfect roommate and a true friend— that ' s Murph. Battalion Tennis 4; Boat Club 4, 3. 151 if I Vierhcrt 91 miltt, r. Lynbrook, New York Here ' s to Herbie, a fine wife and a swell fellow, outstanding in baseball and J. V. football, and possessor of a genial dis- I B position. Herbie is one of the best known men in the Academy, his " fans " extending even into the 5th Battalion (parUy due to his " homers " which have enlivened many ball games, and also to the songs he ' s sung to the " mess boys " over the P. A. system). Among his many bids to fame is his possession of the pie-racing championship of the regiment. Any inquiries as to his prowess promptly brings a " Soitainly, it ' s easy after ya woiks on it a woile. " Considering the above. Herb ' s proficiency in academics comes as a surprise to most. Football 4, 3, 1; Varsity Baseball 4, 3, 1; N . Charles ' Z homas § hiiiips, jr. Birmingham, Alabama Q From the deep South comes Phil, Ala- bama ' s gift to the fair sex. Never having to worry about academics, he spent most of his study hours getting out of tangles created by inviting from two to three girls up for the weekend. His philosophy was, " When worried, turn in. " His easy-going attitude and friendliness made him a welcome participant in all activities. Wrestling, gym, and military track all held his athletic interests. He could fight the War Between the States over a bridge table with the best the Yankees could offer. A true gentleman and a fine scholar, Charles will make a fine shipmate. Company Wrestling 3, 1; Battalion Crew 4; Company Gym 3, 7. Port Arthur, Texas Born in Venezuela, little Gus was taken at an early age to the Lone Star State where he proceeded to attain the tradi- tional height of six feet one. Port Arthur, though reputed to be mostly under water, at least afforded Gus an ever present view of the sea, with the result that he finally joined the crew on the Severn. Gus had a hand in several sports including football and crew, but his favorite was swimming, at which he was no amateur. On the other hand, his natural Texas laziness made him an expert at horizontal engineering. Gus hopes to enter the submarine branch of our Navy. Best of luck, and may you surface to a long and prosperous career. Swimming 4, s45t; Battalion Football 4, 1; Battalion Crew 3; Boat Club 4, 3; Radio Club 3, J; Reception Committee 4. £ lhcrt Sorsba i.a9vls, jr. Lewiston, Idaho " El " came to the Academy from way be- yond the hills of Idaho. A Westerner from way back, he was nevertheless al- ways susceptible to our Eastern girls. He had a tussle with the " Dago " department, but came through on top. After that it was smooth sailing. The studies came easy, and there was plenty of time for letter writing. Needless to say most of them went to sweet young things. Being naturally cheerful, modest, good-natured, and al- ways willing to do more than his share, he was a welcome addition to the crowd, no matter what the occasion. Battalion Pushball 3. ynhwM ntarshaH § re9M in Mount Sterling, Kentucky Q From the Bluegrass of Kentucky, " Judge " came to the shores of the Severn. Confi- dent from the start in his ability to master the academic departments in the final battle, " Judge " spent much of his time engagino in sack drill. Claiming to get better grades per unit time spent studying than anyone else, the " Judge " logged up an amazing amount of sleep. The Ken- tucky gentleman had a way with the women and spent many weekends dragging. Although gener- ally not prone to exert himself, the " Judge " called out great energy when exams threatened or the watch was fouled up, and this ability will serve him well in the future. Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Radio Club J. I Martin ticrbcrt Sncad Hartford, Connecticut So long as we didn ' t call him a " Connec- ticut Yankee, " it was all right to cal Martin, " Mortimer. " Whatever may b( his sobriquet in the future, when he re turns to Bancroft Hall as a D. O., we shall alway: remember " Mort " simply as a wonderful fellow t( have as a classmate. We envied him for his way with the ladies, whicl may be understood from the picture. That sparklt in Martin ' s eyes stands for a heart full of humor cheerfulness, and ability to understand his fellov man, which is why we liked him. There is characte behind those eyes too — loyal, sincere, enthusiastu and energetic — which is why we respected am admired him. Battalion Swimming 1; Company Softball 1; Reef Points 4; Model Club 4. 152 Ralph Robert Ritey Andalusia, Alabama ||H " Railroad " left the dairy and entered the IH Academy with a winning smile and plenty J of common sense. His knack of getting IV along with people has made smooth sail- )r him, except for several skirmishes with the mic department. A versatile athlete, he packs y of dynamite in that powerful chassis and Is his afternoons racking up points on the tic field. The female of the species doesn ' t r him; he likes variety and misses few chances rag. " " Anything for a good laugh " describes and he takes pride in being able to create one lytime. His pleasant personality, handsome , and admirable efficiency will carry him to jp of the heap. Baseball 4: Battalion Football 1. ' Hnmvard ' U)esl«y 9 ri«Br Guthrie, Oklahoma Oklahoma sent us " Dusty, " the fellow with the face designed for smiling. He was no " Oakic " from the Grapes of Wrath, Ijecause he came with his purposes and goals, plus his keen sense of humor. His more serious thoughts knew no [)crcgrinations, for those goals were always there; nevertheless, he always had time for laughs. He could " star " without studying; so academics were his " minors. " He found more interest in his private life; so Anne was his " major. " The personification of faithfulness and infinite patience was ol ' " Dusty. " Why faithful? Ask Anne; she got a letter every day. Why patient? Ask " Dusty " ; he lived with me for two years!. . .Let ' s wish him luck; he rates it! Battalion Track 4, 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Stars 3. ti illiauB ' VcntMwn StewMicvilte South Sioux City, Nebraska Bill had the misfortune of having no less than three roommates during plebe year, all from California. Yet the three com- bined never did succeed in uprooting his firm belief that Nebraska could top any other state. From the time that Bill left the corn belt to the day of graduation his varying interests have turned to many fields, even drags. " Love them all " is his motto, and he hasn ' t had much trouble living up to it, save for a few exceptions. With his pleasant outlook toward the future, Bill will find it ea.sy to get ahead in whatever he does. Varsity Wrestling 3, 1. max Rnbimsmm Rush Maryville, Missouri " Let ' s get our heads cut in. " This Mis- souri homespun initiated many a tough " juice prob. " or scheme to Ijefuddle the H H Executive department. Max pushed a " star " average all the way through, but how that man hated " Bull " and " Dago. " A 1.8 week in Bull hastens us to advise that Prof to retire before Max rates him or else! His grateful " wife " never failed to get a reasoned decision on any personal or ulte- rior problem. Max didn ' t drag much after getting " stung " Youngster year. That home-town O. A. O. never was entirely sidetracked anyway. Max liked basketball, skags, peanuts, and the Navy. His crack at 3 stripes proved him an eflficient Midshipman officer — there will not lie a finer line officer in ' 45. Company Softball 3; Reef PoinU, Business Manager 4, 3, 1; Log 4. 153 £arte £ouit Stcmvart Santa Rosa, California Though he came from the sunny deserts of California, Earle had a true sailor ' s love of the water. Afternoons often found him splashing around the instruction pool with other star members of the sub squad. Aside from swimming, Earle favored the lighter sports, since a trick knee curtailed his athletic activities. Opponents withered before his slashing game of table tennis or expert billiard shots. Weekends often found Earle dragging — the girls went for that dark, curly hair, and Earle had quite a weakness for blondes. There are other things to mention about Earle — his notorious shower serenades, lively per- sonality, loyalty, and a dash of seriousness; taken together, they add up to a true friend and shipmate. Football 4; Chess Club 4; Model Club 4; Reception Committee 3, 1. £tnyd Mirh U t att, jr. Peoria, Illinois " Bud " came to the Academy from Peoria, Illinois, via Dartmouth College. Dividing his time, he could always be depended upon to do well, whether it was in aca- demics (neglecting plebe steam!), having a 4.0 drag for a weekend, or scoring points for the Com- pany basketball team. Johnson City, Tennessee " Morpheus " has all complications of life broken down and figured out. " Play the field and keep silent about success " is his mot to. Thad has lived up to his statement by being silent (almost a mystery man) as far as his philosophy regarding the girls is concerned. Next to the Navy his great love is the hills of Ten- nessee, where he developed an unusual talent for music and picked up a hobby of collecting phono- graph records. His ambition is to live up to the Taylor name in Tennessee, a task which will not be easy, but for which Thad is duly qualified. Lucky Bag 1. During first class year " Bud " followed the foot- ball team as a leading member of the Press Detail. His conscientiousness while Company Commander and while working on the Lucky Bag have won him many friends, as has his unassuming and pleasant manner. Heading for a commission in the Marine Corps, Bud will soon be a " fightin ' gyrene. " Serious, quiet, and modest, we all like and respect him, and look forward to his companionship in the future. Track 4; Press Detail 3, 1; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 1. Alameda, California This easy going lad from sunny California brought with him a zest for " living and letting others live " that has endeared him with all his acquaintances. Frank ' s favor- ite pastimes consisted of dragging, writing voluminous letters, and dreaming of the forthcoming leave. " Zam Zam " seldom missed a chance to drag, and he soon became renowned for the queens he escorted. Not caring very much for strenuous sports, he still had the ability and spirit to lead his batt in golf, fencing, and pushball. Though never a slash, he experienced little trouble with academics and stood high in his class. Frank will always enjoy life, and living with him will be a pleasure for his future shipmates. Battalion Golf 4, 3, 1; Battalion Swimming 4; Battalion Fencing 3, 1; Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3; French Club 4, 3. 154 Sth Company. •• 1940 TOPROW—h. S. Ashley, P. W. Barcus, G. W. Bauernschmidt jr., D. C. Bayly, H. L. Benjamin, C. E. Blackford iii, W. R. Bonham, T. F Carroll, R. B. Dana, P. Dc la Llama iii, J. A. Duggcr, T. R. Fitzgerald. SECOND ROW— W. A. Glaser, R. P. Hall, L. Hamilton jr., S. F. Hancock, J. E. Henderson, R. E. Howe, J. F. Irvine, D. G. Iselin, E. C. Kcnyon, R. L. Ledbettcr, A. A. Lemeshcwsky, J. B. Little. THIRD ROWS. A. Long W. C. Marble, W. Massarella, G. W. Mayo jr., J. F. McNamec iii, P. A. Doherty, R. R. Park jr., W. C. Patton, J. B. Rogers, W. M. Schirra, M. Simons ii, E. O. Skidmorc. FOURTH ROW— S. K. VanStone, D. Walker, R. B. Weaver, F. F. Wiedemann, R. R. Zisette jr., M. B. Arthur ii, J. B. Burton, C. C. Cordell, P. S. Dowling, S. Francis, J. J. Gorski, A. J. Kelly. FIFTH ROW— C. E. Kloss, M. C. Mapes, R. A. McClelland iii, V. Nasipak, H. B. Patton, R. G. Phillips, N. M. Sidrow, R. V. Towner, C. T. Westcott, F. R. Wulffaert. Sth Compam ...l947 FRONT ROW— R. N. Lipschultz, J. K. Stuhldreher, J. B. VanVclzcr, W. L. Scurlock, L. A. Marousck, G. D. Riley jr., R. G. Layser. R. G. rfirsch, S. P. Gary, R. P. Davis, R. E. Durfos, A. S. Bellows, J. L. DcLany. SECOND ROW— R. W. Thompson, L. C. Hofman jr., J. R. Wilson, D. Nowlin, G. F Hedrick, E. S. Fritz, J. R. Everett, J. R. Fisher, B. Johnson iii, L. F. Carpenter, R. F. Gower, C. T. Joy jr. THIRD ROW—V. H. Jennings jr., F. H. E. Vosc, J. B. Shelnutt iii, J. E. Pope, W. M. Johnson jr., M. Booth, A. M. Calisto, A. E. Adams, K. O. Ekelund jr., J. E. Earl, J. B. Copcnhaver jr. FOURTH ROW— D. W. Parrish jr., J. D. Langford, L. T. Renz,J. M. Sullivan, P. D. Lowell jr., D. T. Cummins, W. H. Gibbsjr., L W. Lindcr, J. P. Duckctt, J. H. Chapman. 1 .1 1 NINTH COMPANY COMPANY OFFICER Ever since that clear fall morning when, en route to Steam, we halted, faced, and saluted only to hear the last few notes of First Call, not Colors, ring out in mockery, we ' ve been having fun. From the back alley of the second deck Plebe year, through Youngster June Week, with the glamour of being Color Company added to that of the Ring Dance, to First Class pants pockets, portables, and percolators, we ' ve tried to enjoy ourselves; we know we ' ve succeeded. In the classroom or in ranks (Did you ever try to keep in step with — ?), on football trips or at a Hop, in the messhall or dear old Ban- croft, there has always been room for a good laugh. Remember those who always insisted on carrying slide rules to Dago? In " Coun- try Boy, " " Uncle Eddie, " and " Sheff " we ' ve had three fine officers, more than willing to give us a break in our many successful efforts to have a good time. We never appreciated the third wing with its short trip in from town and pleasant view of drags on Sunday until we had to leave it, and so it will be with our days together at the Academy. I 1st Set J. P. Moorer, Commander R. W. Dosien, P. A. Adams, P. R. Shutt 2nd 9et E. M. Elliott, Commander G. T. Finnegan, T. K. Ives, S. K. Neale Milwaukee, Wisconsin When Paul left the University of Wis- consin and Schlitz Beer for ' ole Annapo- lis, he was already equipped with his philosophical views on life and how it should be lived. His vivid desires and non-theorist concepts are strengthened and backed by one Miss Ruth Christie, who has been, is, and always will be an inspiration pushing this modern Apollo for- ward. However, despite Paul ' s stability and strong will to live right, he has and enjoys his carefree moments. With his pleasing and genial personality " Nick " hopes to enter the foreign diplomatic serv- ice for a few years then return to a lovely home of his own and keep smiling wi th the world. Paul ' s future, coupled with Ruth ' s, is indeed to be envied. Battalion Football 3; Battalion Track 3. Sherman ' iVestey lanJin, Racine, Wisconsin I Scarte ' Joseph, arrt Chicago, Illinois When he left the halls of science at the University of Chicago to come to the Academy he brought with him a friendly smile and disposition that we shall all re- member. It was a tough engagement with the Dago department et les verbes dujour, but the reward was worth the effort to " Cy " for he soon had the Dagos frustrated. After foreign languages it was all smooth sailing for " Cy " and more and more of his time was devoted to hops, sailing, and the most favored pastime — lesjeunesfilles. Good luck, " Cy " ; give the Fleet the same stuff that you gave the Academy and you ' ll be wearing stars and scrambled eggs. Battalion Fencing 3; Battalion Pushball 3; Battalion Fencing 1; Boat Club 3. The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce probably never realized that it had an unofficial representative in Bancroft Hall. " Sherm ' s " chief preoccupation while at the Naval Academy was the " Land of Beautiful. | Women, " and he never let a chance slip by to argue about her superiority. Living from one leave to the next, his greatest joy was " Gini, " back in Racine. For the time being myopia stands between him and his big ambition in the service — naval aviation; but he has high hopes of flying his own. plane someday. His endless sense of humor, hisi desire to be left alone, and his love for Bob Crosby ' s; music will always be remembered by his friends. Battalion Crew 4; Reef Points Staff 4. tinrnvawd £,d ' »vin JS wn Baltimore, Maryland Not many years ago there was a short man wishing to go to the Naval Academy. Faithfully he did the stretching exercises and by the day of his physical exam had elongated himself enough to pass the height requirements. That is the simple story of Howard ' s entrance. Endowed with the traits of setting his jaw and tying into the job, he has gone on from there and won the name of a worker. During his three years he has had the continuous encouragement of a Baltimore O. A. O. to inspire him to greater heights in studies, in athletics, and in his chosen profession. The submarine that goes to sea with Howdy aboard will have a real naval officer. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 7; Battalion Lacrosse 4; Reception Committee 4; Cheer Leader 1. 158 risdcrU ' WiUiawn JSoffs Miami, Florida Bill brought with him from Miami a wel- come f)ortion of southern warmth and good humor. Not content with being an avid sports fan, he took active part in many intercollegiate and intramural sports and displayed a remarkable ability to adapt himself to any situation on the field or in the classroom. The nephew of a famous submarine skipper. Bill early planned to pursue his naval career beneath the surface of the sea, and his years at the Academy nourished and strengthened that desire. Let him display in his life with the Fleet the same measure of earnestness, determination, and affability that has characterized him as a midshipman, and a broom will be a permanent fixture on his periscope. Baseball 4; Varsity Soccer 3, 1; Lacrosse 3, 1; Football 4; ■ ' Glee Club 4; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, 1; Log 4. If o w ' . o , a O O o Painesville, Ohio Jim, after a brief but victorious struggle with the Academic departments, has be- come quite savvy. But it is not his mental prowess alone that marks him as a good man. It is rather his common sense, his ability to make friends, and his never failing good luck; when his mind is set he has a perseverance equaled by few. Before his entrance to the Academy he was flying under CAA, and it is his hope that before long he will be wearing Navy wings. We too hojje that he will soon be doing just that. But flying or not, Jim will be a great leader and officer. Varsity Rifle 3; Plebe Rifle Manager 4; Choir 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3. Washington, D. C. " Call Operator 50, Washington. " With a hurried question, " Who ' s got a nickel? " " Buster, " as he is called by his classmates, dashed down to the telephone lxx th to speak to the little lady, Lolly. He must have done a lot of talking over the wires, for " Buster " never said much around the Hall. He was too busy planning and thinking about the Marine bars and the wedding ring. " Buster " was one of those for- tunate Washingtonians who was graced with the luck of having the future Mrs. Buck down nearly every weekend. His constant planning for the un- known future should bring Buster all the satisfac- tion in the world. Boxing 4; Lucky Bag 1; Pertaguest Ctub 3. € mqcMe Satnuet Captain Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania If Gene had not gone to Pitt and had not taken a cruise on the U. S. S. Charger, no one knows what he ' d have talked alx)ut for the past three years. It is true that he always had room for sports chatter or a good laugh, even on himself, but Pitt ■H and the Charger were in a class apart. Golfing shoes atop his locker gave away Gene ' s first love; but there were others, as the locker doors would testify. As a basketball referee Gene always kept the play clean, and in years to come he ' ll continue to " call them as he sees them " even if it hurts underneath. Baseball 4; Battalion GolJ 4, 3; Battalion Basketball 4; Log 1. 159 Cmlvim Wayes Cmbh, jr. CoRONADO. California A family tradition, plus a father ' s heart, would have been broken had " Cal " not chosen a ser ice career. His keen analyti- cal mind easily fathomed the mysteries of science and a number one standing in French attests lo his success with the cultural subjects. The inevitable result: stars for the course and ample time for other pursuits — women, cards, varsity tennis, soccer, to name bu t a few. The only shoals in an otherwise tranquil Academy career were the annual skirmishes with the medicos. " Thad " — his long frame bent far forward, his eyes narrowed to thin slits, carrots and vitamin pills oozing from his ears — would eke out a career-saving decision. Cal is set for all J. O. duties — spotting omitted. Soccn 4; Varsity Tennis 4, 3, J; Glee Club 4; French Club 4, 3, Sec ' y-Treas., 1; Stars 4, 3. £j9M ' Mrd namiltitm §}»alin, jr. Annapolis, Maryland " Big Ed " was never one to worry about the more prosaic elements of Naval Acad- emy life; a hasty glance at a book was more than enough to assure him of a creditable mark. And then he could devote himself to interests nearer his heart. Whenever — which was not very often — the Executive department gave him an afternoon off from their little round- ups, he could be f ound on the Severn bending his back to " Stroke . . . Stroke. " Eager to laugh and able to .see the humorous side of it all, Ed was easily able to cope with all situations. He should continue to do so. Lacrosse 4; Crew 3, 1. Shcthar Xiavis Hingham, Massachusetts Following a Swiss boyhood " Destiny ' s Child " talked himself past Ellis Island; approached the " Grand Delusion " ; and with " Take ' er down " Curley, rented a small flat known as the " Dustbowl. " At this salty Alcatraz " Duck " developed passions for Man- hattan nightclubs, closet corner gardening, and wife ' s trumpet. In Davisian tradition set by Louis and George " Stinky " scaled the rope until a wrist snapped. Being heartily non-committal, with ladies he lived precariously but gaily. Three years of argu- ment with his cellmate left both " bloody but un- bowed. " Is he savvy? Sure ! But serious? He ' d take an option on the Brooklyn Bridge. His one great ambition? To win a ten dollar bet on three years of marriage abstinence. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1; gNl. Jlanqdon JIuMiin Cooh, jt Lansdow-ne, Pennsylvania The Steam Department ' s mythical • py Home " weeks became realit " Skip " with Philadelphia football i l weekends, and the daily Inquim to ' to look forward. Smooth sailing has been hii note in the classroom as well as on the Chesaji Besides sailing, " Skip ' s " avocations were hi thusiasm for sports, Frenesi, and study hour sessions. His natural ability and common will keep him on top in the future as it has ;. Academy. Always available for extra-instm when we were stymied, he was Tecumseh ' s And Tecumseh ' s aide wears stars instead aiguillette. His fine attitude, sense of humor clean-cut character will help crystallize " Si dream to " skipper " a can. Log 1; Company Representative 1; Stars 4, 3. §iobcrt ' tVaison tiosiem Bentlev, Kansas " . . .number one in wheat, nunih in corn, number one in salt, and i _ six in oil. " This record and a Io i H were almost all that Bob could talk for three years. The former was olwiou ' native Kansas, and the latter more olwious his O. A. O. Getting him off these topics w. - but we found that he could shoot the brec the best. When he took time off from writing to his O. A. O., Bob hit the books. Whether i game of bridge, an athletic contest, or a w drag, he always added life to the party. Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 1. 160 a Although Joe Doak, the typical American guy, traded his pin stripe suit for a blue senice uniform, he never changed any- thing else. He still dreams alx ut South lly, and he ' ll never forget that Ventnor Shore, was the sentimental type, the type that possesses a ccp adoration for the simple things in life. He V i awfully proud of his name, for it brought many a Tiile and many a friend. Even the " gold braid- e ' would call him Joe instead of the customary .N . Doak. Joe will be a mighty happy fella ' some d —the day he can sit on the porch of his Rose llcy home, put his feet on the rail, and watch world go by. di«H «« Jmtmpk Cmrl t , §r. Q MKUfoKO, MA)WA :iit)M ' .ri« F ' lclx- yrar: VViilclird ihr driiKu n " ' ' y ' onng!ttt•r yrar: IMiiy«- l thr (irid; earned his kii(x ' kalM)ut " (lol|)hinii, " riml ( ' .lam year: Flared his Ik-is on liornes iniiteiid of feiiuiics. A long train ride after the King Daiue (hanged his rogue ' s gallery from women to race horM-s. Hiii faith isn ' t completely gone, however, for the mem- ory of a certain Virginian relK-l still hnunl him. R -yond owning racing silks his main ainbiiion in to lie a " big shot " |H li(irian. His olis«-x ii()ii for mu.sic centers mainly around Rlitipuidy in Hlur, but he ' ll live dangerously if he doesn ' t play a sweeter and softer trum|)et. Somewhere there ' s a inilliim dollars, and this guy wants it. 1 I John came to the Naval Academy frwh from a year ' expoaure to a lar uaiver- fity, and in to daim gratified the wmH of a lifetime. He if a man of many word , lapsing into a itroad Scotch iturr upon the di g hlfrt provocation. He i« a powerhome athlete nrhenever he can gather energy to walk to the gyro or to the athletic field. He has had numerous aflair of the hearty but w far has emerged umcathed, A wooder- ful fellow to ha e around, his rooaunate ferk that he is hicky to have known John, and knows that his wholehearted fcive of the Na -y will make John a valuable officer aboard thip. Sma. 4, 3; WteObrnt : Btltd m Cm, 4; UUi ChA 4. 161 €f4frmrd Jimihmmtf ' tJmmttk»§4f Chicaot), Iixinom Q Wondering about Freud ' s idea while the kids on hi l»lo :k were mvf with ihr funny lxx k», " Cierry " liraded f »f ilir Srrniruiry, changed his mimi ami went to XArfiAn, then wound up here, where the amtrmfunitrka continue Ut interest him nK»re than the writers of rnath and Steam lxx k». His uwrks lA an ediM aled man come from the sch iob he ' s lieen to itnd the Ixioks he ' s read, and his color comes from the (xropie he ' s seen around the Big Town. Some of those marks have niA yet lieen tnatir, true, lul what he lacks in finesse he make up in genuinenrts. Take him or leave him, there ' s nt front I ' ll take him. 4. €d9vard inarbwMrgcr £liiotl Greensburg, Pennsylvania " Big Ed, " or " Big Rat, " coming to the Academy fresh out of high school, de- — - cided that, along with academics, he i H would take up football, wrestling, and track. Ed ' s hopes of making a second star for the N he won in football Youngster year were broken when he was taken off the first team and sent to the hospital with a knee injury. Although Ed claimed he was being true to his O. A. O. back in Greensburg, he managed to get in his share of dragging and wolfing — mostly wolfing — on week- ends. Ed hopes to go to Sub school after he gradu- ates, and then get out there and see what a sub- marine can do. Football 4, 3, 1; N 3; Track 4, 3, 1. Stamtetf IKarviwa Mirsxh East Orange, New Jersey Q " Nick, " as he is known to the boys, was as non-reg as they come. The elaborate t)ell system of Bancroft Hall served only to inform Nick of what everybody else was going to do. If it suited his fancy, he would go to formation with skag and all. Contrary to the general rule, Nick tamed down somewhat begin- ning with First Class summer. The great trans- formation may be traced back to East Orange and Natalie. Despite his non-reg tendencies, Nick had his serious moments. These were filled with writing to Natalie and keeping his fourteen plebes on the ball. The future holds great things for this swell couple. Swimming 4; Portuguese Club 3. Milton, Massachusetts When energy and ability were being passed out, Ted received many times the normal share; and he slighted neither studies, nor athletics, nor social life in distributing his surpluses. Two years at Harvard matured him and gave him the depth of character necessary to take the Academy life in easy stride, and his excellent class standing now starts him off toward becoming one of our finest naval ship- builders of tomorrow. A wonderful sense of humor and an unequaled sincerity are only two of the attributes that gained for him a host of friends. Ted has measured the true values of life and of the Navy, and his course in the future can lead only to the top. Track 4; Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Basketball 4; French Club 4, 3; Stars 4, 3. Chartcs Mcminn ' Sfadeley f Montgomery, West Virginia " Chuck, " or " Chuckle, " as his many Om Among Others call him, strolled in om sunny day from the wild hills of Wes " By God " Virginia. It didn ' t take Ions for his shipmates to find out his talents. Here wa an artist, vocalist, and pugilist all in one. His foot ball posters during plebe year were so exceptiona that the Log quickly took advantage of his ability When the halls of Bancroft reverberated harmoni ously with a clear tenor voice, anyone could tcl you that it was " Chuck " venting his happiness ii the shower. Although " Chuck " is not to be tarn pered with in the boxing ring, he is otherwise ; congenial companion to all. Log Staff 3; Model Club J, I; Art Club 1. St. Augustine, Florida " Hey ' Doc ' ! Coin ' to Cambridge tl week? " No matter what the weather, t answer was always yes. Ketch Captain the Bullfrog and former treasurer of t Boat Club, " Four Bells " was probably the mi active member. The red-headed reason made it understandable. Even getting caught in a stoi and coming back late for exams didn ' t keep t Florida boy home. Out of the Fleet, the " Doctc has made the " evaps " of the Mew Mexico famo Long on Steam and Juice, " T. K. " was kept in i midst of the worrybirds by languages, foreign a native. His past experience will help " T. K. ' go a long way in the Fleet, where the only langu; needed is common sense. Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Ketch Captain 1; Radio Club 3, 1; Sound Unit 3. 162 Upper Marlboro, Maryland Ilt is usually quite easy to pick out the various types in the class. There are of course the " Simon Legrees, " " Caspar Milquetoasts, " el al. Fred is a little more ill to classify, but if he must fit into a category, Ilk he would be considered the " Alexander Icott. " His vitriolic remarks and apt similes lost hilarious — provided, of course, you are •n the receiving end. With words, however, •nile ends, for " Punchy " easily dominated 1 in featherweight boxing and cross-country. I he was forced into these sports because irljcd tongue I could not say. No expert in sport, I hope to remain well clear of his 1 entanglements. Cherokee, Iowa An " I ' m from Missouri-prove it! " man ever since he found out alx ut Santa, " Ferro " was slated for a Radiator Squad ■B N during his first winter (and he ' s one of the few men on the squad who really sits a radi- ator). He ' s a little slow getting his guess-rod values to agree with the gouge, or multiples thereof, but there ' s nothing wooden alx)ut him when it comes to taking care of " Ferro " or his shekels. Although he has lx;en the best of Ijedroom companions — a little hard to humor when he puts his jaw out, I admit — I can ' t predict what kind of an asset to the Fleet he ' ll be — I kinda ' think he ' ll get along. Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 1; Stage Gang 3, 1. §i.ay eUar Janes, «« Washington, D. C. All wonder at " R. K. ' s " affinity for hard work, but those who have closely observed him know that he is aiming at the stars. Being attached to the Navy by a paternal bond, Roy ' s days at the Academy were a happy continuation of the life he was already well ac- quainted with. Sailing being his favorite sport, he was one of the first in our class to utilize the Acad- emy ' s craft for the delightful two-fold specialty of dragging and sailing. An expert at finding the loveliest girls on the continent, Roy has his class- mates wondering how long after graduation he will maintain his bachelor status. Foreign Language Club 3, 1; Reception Commiltte 3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Q " Dragging a queen this weekend? " some- one would always ask this handsome, curly-haired Smoky City-ite every Friday, for Ed was perpetually dragging, usually a different one every week. One of the leading members of the " IMI Unsat Boys ' Club, " Ed doesn ' t attribute success in this field to excessive study, for he was usually in a supine pjosition rest- ing for the next encounter with the academic de- partments, though it was never any effort for him to foil the prof in their attempts to baffle him. A clever, aggressive fighter, Ed spent most of his afternoons in the gym perfecting his boxing style. His ambition is to find a Jap on some island in the South Seas who weighs 1 35 pounds. Battalion Squash 4, 3,1. 163 § tBnl ntatthctv Heavy, jr. Jackson. Michigan " What part of the South are you from, Mister? " " The southern part of Michigan, Sir. " It was an answer that was at least i HI diflcrent. While maintaining the reputa- tion of the southern half of the north country, " Gosijel " kept alive the reputation of the north- woods hunters. A crack shot, he spent the winters with the Rifle Team, energetically moving first finger right hand while comfortably lying down. " Louie " was best known as a horizontal athlete — shootin ' and sack drill — but still found time for a little track, volley ball, and cross country, and a nightly letter to the O. A. O. Paul ' s instinctive knowledge of machinery and ready perception will stand him well wherever he goes. Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 1; Ballalion Track 3; Boat Club 3. GORDONSVILLE, VIRGINIA From deep in the hills of the Old Dominion, " Spence " brought a keen sense of humor and a happy dispo.sition. Easygoing and pleasant, he was a good roommate, even on Monday mornings. Potentially a Casanova, he dragged only once in a blue moon but was always willing and able to furnish Blackie and the other wolves with 4.0 drags. In Spence the coaches lost a promising soccer and lacrosse player when he left his knee cap on Lawrence Field one afternoon. With the enviable ability of accomplish- ing the maximum with a minimum of time and effort, he usually had the Academic departments begging for mercy. Consider yourself lucky if you draw " Sfjence " for a shipmate. Soccer 4; Lacrosse 4. n)iltiam H. m€£atBqhUn, V. Stoneham, Massachusetts Two years at Boston College simplified the ordinary problems of college for Bill, and he took life at the Naval Academy in stride as naturally as " Mac " became his nickname. A ready smile and a quiet sense of humor characterized him in his many sports and varied activities. He quickly learned that there was no such thing as an insurmountable task, and someday he ' ll satisfy his desire to meet the peoples in all corners of the earth. Mac ' s versatility and natural affability made association with him a real pleasure. Those who knew him could ask for no better friend, and the Navy could ask for no better officer. Football 4; Lacrosse 4, 3, 1, NA; Glee Club 4; Lucky Bag 3, 1; June Ball Committee 3. ticam inq ' tttartfuardt Kalispell, Montana i On August 25, 1941, Dean Kins ' M; quardt stepped quietly from hi.s trai said farewell to the world of men, ai entered the monastic life of the Na Academy. He was ushered to his room by a sniili Mate who pointed out and explained the funciio of locker, wash basin, and bed. To the latter, De, instantly repaired, assuming a position which li since been seldom disturbed. Flashing fangs ir all attempts to rouse him, and all hnt the fo{ hardy stayed clear. How " Wild Bill " ever foui time to star and to leave a trail of shattered fen nine asperations in his wake, we shall never kno We ' re afraid to wake him to ask. Stars 4. ' Mtarry nemvanan Little Rock, Arkansas Leaving Little Rock Junior College exchange his college civvies for N Blue, " Hypo " came to the Naval Ac emy. Always ready to take either sid an argument, his great asset was a mastery ( the English language. Since he never had diflic in his academics, Harry was always willing to both his classmates and the underclassmen haps his favorite pastime was falling in and oi love as summer and Christmas leaves came went. " Hypo " was always a believer in get results in whatever he attempted, and the re: have been good. All who have known Harry ai Academy will testify that he is a reliable friend a worthwhile shipmate. Stage Gang 3, 1; Reception Committee 4. i 164 II EuFAULA, Alabama This tall, handsome boy with the 4.0 smile from deep in the heart of sunny Alabama one day set out to follow in the B footsteps of his brother and found that led him inside the cold, bleak walls of the 1 Academy. " Chuck ' s " abilities were many .aried, and he tried his hand with no little ss at crew, football, boxing, and wrestling, cmics never bothered him, and the Exec tment even saw fit to adorn his blue service three well-deserved stripes. Potentially a great , Chuck preferred a couple of good movies I few hours extra sleep to a drag, and besides, ■i a much more economical way of spending a L-nd. Crnv 4; Battalion Football 4; Football 3. t}rexd Ji««c« ' Martin Ash Flat, Arkansas Q After two years at the University of Arkansas, Doc forsook the " Razorback.s " and the Oath of Hippocrates for that of the Midshipman. President of his class at . rkan.sas, Doc is a great mixer and story teller. When a southern drawl, coupled with loud laughter, emanated from the third deck alley, the " Arkansas Traveler " was of)ening up. " A Queen a Week " was the Martin motto. Bles.sed with a brilliant mind and a gift for doing things the ea.sy way, " Doc ' s " study hour was short and his bunk drill long. Regardless of where " Doc " goes, his presence will be a welcome addition, and his friends will l)e many. muBMriec C. €)rlr«f on, r. Bangor, Maine Q From out of the state of Maine came " Red Dog " to inform the Navy that " down- east " seafaring men were still tops. A true maniac and somewhat of a rugged individualist he escaped after a skirmish with the Academic departments and won the final battle. Although the weekends were tempting, he re- mained faithful to Bette for three long years by firmly jjelieving that there is nothing wrong with him which his own nurse can ' t cure. He always seemed to find time to play squash and sail. Easily recognizable Ijecause of his short haircut and ever present pipe, " Red Dog " should get along fine in any man ' s Navy. NA-10 4; Orchestra 4; Reception Committee 3; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1. 165 Decatur, Illinois Q " Moon, " one of the few shellbacks, came in as a fire controlman and spent most of his sea duty on the West Coast and in Honolulu. His favorite pastimes were re- viewing Bull and taking a ketch to Cambridge. " Rog " doesn ' t say much, but those who broke under his cover of dignity found a big heart and a real pal. It was on a cross-country date that Rog met the girl he had l)een looking for ever since he realized that half the world is feminine. Those who met Dottie can see why " Rog " canceled his reservations for iiachelor ' s quarters. Boat Club 4, 3, J; Foreign Language Club 4, 3. DURHAMVILLE, NeW YoRK On finishing high school in Oneida, New York, " Lennie " felt himself the match for collee;c men a t the United States Naval IH H Academy, and results have not proved him wrong. His natural liking for the Navy has not been killed by three years on the Severn. With the first Dago exam, " Lennie " put the French profs to work devising harder ones, but they never won. He liked athletics, with wrestling and football his special interests. Outdoing Dale Carnegie, " Len- nie " has had no difficulty making friends, and his loyalty and integrity have held them. His ship- mates will always follow " Lennie ' s " example when in doubt as to what a real naval officer would do. Football, Manager 4; Wrestling, Manager 4, 3; Lucky Bag 3; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, J. Robert iat siuM Sehcrrer Shawneetown, Illinois Q " I met a queen ten minutes before I left ! " was the tale " Cootie " brought back from every leave. On leave or at the Academy, Bob always managed to enjoy himself — often in ways not approved by the Exec depart- ment. Never known to start an argument, he al- ways wore a broad happy smile; Cootie has that old magnetic personality that attracts women and DO ' s. Quick to pick up things to his liking, he became one of the great company wrestlers. Being an old fraternity man, he knew how to get the most from weekends or football trips. Although he has a long way to go to catch up with his Army brother, we are positive Bob will do him one better. Battalion Lacrosse 4; Boat Club 4, 3; Portuguese Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 3, 1. i€hard edtin §laihtc Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin " Where was the first submarine launched sideways? " This question for the plebes invariably came from " Rabbit. " The answer was Wisconsin, and we ' ve never been able to persuade him otherwise. Early in his Midshipman career he tried sailing, but gave it up in favor of the Sub Squad. From his experiences on leave he has earned the title " The World Voy- ager. " Nevertheless, when leave is over, Dick is ready to settle down and do some conscientious studying. His good nature and carefree attitude have made him a popular member of our class. Foreign Language Club 3, 1. 1 ViCKSBURG, Mississippi " Blackie " voluntarily demoted himself from Ensign, U. S. N. R., to Midshipman, U. S. N., and he has never regretted his decision. Since he was well schooled in naval discipline, Blackie had no trouble in com- plying with Academy regulations — well, not much trouble. He sailed through academics with plenty of leeway and enough spare time to play football and box. He packs a dynamic left-hand punch thrown honkytonk style, that spells " curtains " when it connects. Never content sans feminine companionship, Blackie had trouble finding enough weekends to exercise his personality-plus in charm- ing the goggling members of the fairer sex. He is practical, friendly, and physically rugged, and will place high on anybody ' s list. Football 4, 3, 1. i hiiip §iabcrt Shutt Huntington, Indiana " Phil " brought with him from Harvard a keen interest in mathematics and physics, and an ability to make the most of his limited study time. These, coupled with his natural scholastic ability, made him a star man and should stand him in good stead in his future career. In the field of athletics he broughi swimming ability and experience and has used them to advantage in Battalion swimming and water polo. He participated in a number of extra- curricular activities including the Math Club French Club, and the Christmas Card Committee Phil ' s quiet assurance and technical aptitude wii undoubtedly make him an excellent naval officer Swimming 4; Ballalion Swimming 3; French Club 3, 1; Math Club, Pres., 3, 1; Christmas Card Commillee 3, U Stars 4, 3. 166 li I Marblehead, Massachusetts At the venerable age of seventeen Rodney iave up navigating tiie tricky waters of Marblehead Harbor to try his fortune on the rocks and shoals of the Severn. A cruise " during a hectic plebe year convinced It he should continue his " diplomatic ; so " Rod " sought expression to that desire ng the Reception Committee, as a member h he welcomed many guests to Bancroft Time unconsumed with his " diplomacy, " ly athletics, innumerable clubs, and none . academics was pleasantly utilized deciding me from an amazing array desfemmes to drag hop. Circulating around the hall in his re- - spare moments, " Rod " established Acad- (le acknowledgment of his warm friendli- ty Cross Country 1; Varsity Track 1; French Club 4, 3, 1; 7 Club 4, 3, 1; RetJ Points 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3; Quarterdeck Society 1. Annapolis, Maryland " Purky " — an extremely thorough, reli- able, and resourceful fellow. Whenever he wasn ' t dragging one of his myriad of " queens, " Purk usually hiked to his home across the Severn to work on some " Rube Gold- Ijcrg " gadget. He spent the greater part of First Class year tinkering with a camera some enterpris- ing member of ' 44 sold him. A fine physical speci- men, P. v., (powerful arms), never had any diffi- culty proving his worth to the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. The academics were challenging, but they offered few trying moments. The Fleet is searching for dependable men such as Purk; so the ship that gets him as a Jr. officer is a fortunate one. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1; Battalion Lacrosse 4; Varsity Lacrosse 3, 1. 9bsf «r ' ttcat Siwnomsen Davenport, Iowa Three years of living with the mightiest of the " mighty mites " has been three years filled with a vast variety of experi- ences. The little " wolf has never done anything halfway, be it sports, " beating the system, " or girls. His sincerity, self assurance, and high ideals have made him many friends. Neal ' s desire to live a completely filled life is destined to carry him to the far corners of the earth. A hunting lodge in Minnesota, an expedition to the moun- tains of Tibet, or a safari in Africa are all within his range. To the shortest man legally in the Naval Academy, and to a real Navy man, I say " MIZ- PAH. " Wrestling 4, 3; Battalion Swimming 3, 7; Varsity Stvimming 1; Glee Club 4; Trident Magazine, Assistant Business Manager 1; Cheerleader 1. Dover, New Jersey " Ed " stood one in the Regiment — in having the most consistently mispro- nounced name. Constantly we heard his persistent " ' Rooty, ' Sir, " as he endeav- ored to enlighten another puzzled " prof. " The chief sources of enjoyment of his life " a la Bancroft " were athletics and dragging. Wrestling, lacrosse, or foot- ball occupied his late afternoons, as did dragging the majority of his weekends. A charter member of Bancroft Hall ' s " Myopia Club, " " Ed ' s " great desire is to see the stars twinkle once again-at sea, not on the " beach. " His ability to appreciate any- thing humorous has made him a valuable friend, for no matter where we found " Ed " we found with him his genuine cheerfulness and sincerity. Wrestling 4; Battalion Lacrosse 4; J. Varsity Lacrosa 3, 1; Battalion Football 1; Glee Club 4. a 167 i Jawncs Mamn Snaiih Norfolk, Virginia " Don ' t worry about it, " " Smitty " will tell you, and probably no one ever fol- lowed that advice better than he. No problem ever gets him excited whether it involves academics or women, because, in his own ingenious way, he can always figure out a solution. It was his ready smile and his ability to mix that won him the post of Chairman of the Reception Committee. Smitty ' s background of cruising on the foamy brine of the Chesapeake has made him an expert sailor. The Bull department objected strenuously to his bad spelling, but math and Juice gave him no trouble. Smitty will get what he wants, because it ' s hard to find a defense against his glib tongue and jiersuasive manner. Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Chairman 1; Lucky Bag Staff 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Newman Club 4, 3, 7. ' tVitiiawwB Stoll Sic9farl, ttt Chicago, Illinois With super-ego, generosity, and rarest of all Naval Academy traits, the ability to mind his own business. Bill came from IHIH Chicago via M. I. T., where he learned how to get the " values " for the problems. Coach Tommy Taylor taught him to play a good game of soccer, or so we have been led to believe. He really knows his way around socially, blows hot and cold with the young ladies, and spends a small fortune in telephone calls to prospective weekend drags. If we said the usual thing about his being a " valuable asset to the Fleet, " he would just laugh. So we won ' t. Battalion Soccer 4; Varsity Soccer 3, 7; Log 4, 3; Photo Club 4, 3. ntilinn y. Cwraer Seattle, Washington • " Milt " claims he ' s from " God ' s Country, " but for three years we haven ' t been able to decide just where that is. We ' ve finally, , made him a native of Washington. WitHBI a trail of feminine interests from all points, he still hasn ' t an O. A. O. among them. " Milt " picked up a few pointers on the Eastern style of dancing at the tea fights and has been carrying on since tb first one he attended. He works hard and play: hard, putting his best into anything he does. His good nature and dependability have made him many friends in the Regiment. Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Water Polo 3; Choir 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 7; Glee Club 4, 7. 1 : - - r ' - W%v ' -■ ' William nenry U)hiic, jr. St. Joseph, Missouri H Quiet, steady, ever pleasant, Bill was an ideal roommate. He was equally ready to ■ H go out for a game of touch football, to engage in a discussion of the merits and de- S J merits of the " System " or to settle down for a quiet evening with a book, his pipe, l i H and his favorite music. Aside from math problems, academics were easy for Bill, and when it came to Bull and languages, he was in his element. He was a member of the choir for three years, and was a member of the Battalion push ball, water polo, and swimming teams. Bill should find a place for himself wherever he goes. God speed, Bill. Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 7; Battalion Water Polo 3; Choir 4, 3, 7; Glee Club 7. 168 ir ra r 9tii C:oinpan ...l940 TOP ROW— A. J. Allen jr., D. O. Conway, E. J. Costello, T. T. Culpepper, R. A. Davii, F. M. Doughty, J. F. Fagan jr., M. L. Frank, V. R. Gullatt, J. L. Harris, W. E. Kaloupck, A. S. Kareh. SECOND ROW—}. Kaufman, R. N. Krausc, D. Lademan, R. M. Lawrence, R. E. McCIall, M. L. Mcdcalfe, R. D. Milloy, C. G. Moody jr.,J. S. Owens, G. P. Pavis, R. P. Richardson jr., H. G. Schoonmaker. THIRD ROW—%.]. Sheehy, N. E. Sills, P. R. Taylor jr., R. D.Thompson, I. M. Tiemey, C. W. Tinch, R. A. Vaill, H. M. Waddcll jr., H. L. Weiglc, A. T. White, C. S. Williams jr., R. K. Wingo. FOURTH ROW— Y. G. Babbitt, J. T. Burrill, T. H. Clark jr., J. G. Cunningham, F. D. Eblc, W. D. Hall, V. S. Hastings, W. G. Lcssmann, J. O. Lyon, J. W. Macy jr., D. E. Newman, W. K. Petticrew jr. FIFTH ROW— ' W. R. Pfefferkorn, J. A. Sickel, B. L. Snyder jr., R. A. Spargo, W. R. Steers, J. T. Thompson, R.J. Trott, W. A. Weaver jr., R. W. Worrall. 9ih €3onipan 1947 FROM ROW- T. F. Davis, J. S. Urban, R. B. Keating, F. 1. House jr., R. L. Lloyd, t. H. KichI, . M. Dupy, L. F. Schcmpp jr., E. B. I ngmuir jr., R. C. Bagnall, U. A. McCoskrie, J. P. Shelton, L. A. Tepper. SECOND ROW—K. E. Davis, C. A. Krez, S. Turner, R. L. Gehring, T. E. Cohen, J. T. Kaftcry, D. K. Skinner, L. H. Guertin, E. P. Appert, C. E. Slonim, R. C. Atkinson, P. F. Hunter iii. THIRD ROW—W. A. Teaslcy jr., J. B. Stagg, W. C. Rae jr., E. H. Pillsbury, A. R. Schuknecht. K. H. Volk, D. B. . dams, D. ' L. Hancock, W. T. Sanders jr., . B. Sides, J. D. Davidson. FOURTH ROW— J. B. Schafer, H. B. Rathbone, W. F. W. Reeve, N. W. Gokey iii, R. E. Cummings, jr.. R. F. Ckinway, J. H. Millington, P. Y. Matthews jr., C. Dew jr., J. E. Myrick. I COMPANY OFFICER TENTH COMPANY For two years we marched with a big " 1 " on the guidon ahead of us. First Class year found a zero added, but the balmy breezes of the top decks of Bancroft Hall seemed unchanged. Always a savvy company, blood was much thicker than water in the classroom. Despite the fact that several men fell by the wayside with silicosis of the lungs caused by repeated workings at boards next to the chalk dust wizards, most of the company remained intact throughout our three year adventure. Sometimes short on athletes, but never short on spirit, the tenacious Tenth had many exciting contests with her sister companies. Sometimes we won, often we lost; but friendships and close ties were welded and the radiator squad became legend. During Youngster Year, the Wednesday afternoon P-rades on Worden Field seemed to be our meat, and six consecutive first places were chalked up. First Class Year started off slowly, but continued improvements, coupled with wholehearted aid from the under classes, gave evidence that the company was not satisfied to rest on previous laurels. Now that our Severn days are over, we have only our memories. But they are pleasant ones and will carry us through the uncharted days ahead. ■ i l»t Set C. Priest, Commander J. E. Bonds, G. G. Evans, T. F. Utegaard 2nd 9et E. J. Robeson, Commander M. D. Van Orden, D. H. Ziebell, J. B. Hennegan t i§ ?f JO Vi V %iS%3? r : Amarillo, Texas Trading six-guns for 16-inch ones, Wild Bill left the Panhandle for the Academy. He promptly set a full-speed-ahead course to the top. Although never a bookworm, Bill was always found near the top of the list of star men. His closest approach to being unsat was in dragging during the first part of Youngster year; but through frequent extra instruction periods every weekend, he is now starring in that also. His congenial, frank, unassuming manner makes every acquaintance a fast friend. Extra curricular inter- ests: tennis, lacrosse, gym, and, oh yes, bunk drills. Keep up the good work. Bill. You ' re a good ship- mate. Battalion Track 3; Battalion Tennis 3; Varsity Gym 7; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. §i.nhcrt JSemws aMtt in Fargo, North Dakota " Br-r-ring — study hour. " This was Bob ' s cue to open his text-books, study, do a few probs, and then devote the rest of the period to heckling a certain " Mexican " who had unfortunately pitched his wigwam next door to this lively lad. This easy-going, happy, North Dakota man won many lifelong friends (both male and female) with his winning smile and pleas- ing personality. Standing high in Bull made Bob a prominent figure in any session of " battin ' the breeze. " Whenever Bob wasn ' t playing soccer, writing for the Log, starring, or singing in the choir, he was helping some bucket with juice probs, planning some practical joke, or dreaming of those weekends in New York. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, aNAJ, a45f, NA; Company Military Track 3, 7945; Log, Sports Editor 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 1; Stars-3. Q Robert urlnn ear Kenosha, Wisconsin Bob l:)rought with him to the Naval Academy a near-starring aptitude for studies, a remarkable flair for Spanish, and an infinite capacity for worrying. Ursa Minor took avid interest in all that went on around him, a fact which may have accounted for his being a Doubting Thomas — a faith that re- mained unchanged until all the facts were known. Never bothered by women, possessing the admir- able faculty of being able to take them or leave them alone. Bob spent a profitable three years at the Ensign Factory and hopes ardently to get Caribbean duty in order to continue his pleasur- | able association with all things Spanish. t1 Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4; Radio Club 1. Alhambra, California Joe took the oath six years ago. He ac- quired an appropriate sea-going attitude from the Missy, and the Pollack gave him a good start in submarines. After a mild scuffle with the Foreign Language Department, he settled down to relax and enjoy First Class year. Battalion football, Ixjxing, and sack drills were a part of his Naval Academy curriculum, the latter receiving the most time and talent. Whenever Joe .said anything during study hour, it was usually the answer to a steam problem. At other times he dem- onstrated an unusual ability for telling sea-stories. His tour of shore duty being about over, Joe will be happy to return to one of Uncle Sam ' s pig-boats. Battalion Handball 3; Battalion Football 4, 3; Battalion Boxing 4; Reception Committee 3, 7, ■ " ZTr; 172 Mrthur ranila ristotf, jr, Norfolk, Virginia A Southern gentleman with those typical characteristics of honor, hospitality, cour- tesy, and a high sense of justice, A. B. ' s amiability and quick wit earned him many nicknames. Roundy was never found griev- wvi if he missed his mark. He recovered quickly iiid was ready for more, be it academics, a high mp, or a friendly tussle. Billy did not excel in .idemics or win an " N, " but he was a booster in all activities and starred in the hearts of his ; hissmates and many lady acquaintances. His -lart in life is enviable: growing up in a wonderful nily, Ijeing an Eagle Scout, and graduating from ic Academy leave few American ideals for him u) accomplish. I Track 4, 45; Battalion Football 3; Company Touch-football 3, 1945; Battalion Track 3; lioat Club 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3; Stage Gang 3, 1. Q UntBBS Qaqc Chrysler Grinnell, Iowa A two year siege by the Dago department, constant running battles with the forma- tion late bell, and incessant skirmishes with the Exec, department had no effect on the nonchalant " Lou-Baby. " He never lost his big grin as he calmly took all reverses in stride. Transplanted from the campus of Grinnell College after two years there, the academics here presented him no problems, aside from his occasional Ixjuts with the Spanish primer. He was occupied mostly by his correspondence with innumerable campus beauties from Denver to Skaneateles and a fine library of records. A gentleman, mature and cap- able, Lou will carry his weight well in the Fleet. Reception Committee 3, 7; Stage Gang, Pres., 3, 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 3; Spanish Club 3. Lynnhaven, Virginia The story goes that one day " Eloc " was sailing on the Chesapeake when a storm blew him into Annapolis; and Ijefore he could leave, the Executive Department had made him a midshipman. Since the chow was good, he decided to stay. For three years two things constantly puzzled him: why the rest of the section was out of step, and how the choir survived with- out his services. A song was his panacea for all worries. If not dragging, he could l)e found on the golf course. A pilot l)efore he was a Middle, Jim hopes to return to the clouds on a pair of navy wings. Plebe Golf 4; Battalion Golf 3, 7; Quarterdeck Society 4; Choir and Glee Club 4; Radio Club 7. 173 Knoxville, Tennessee Q Our Dan ' l came from the hills of Ten- nessee, with a rolling walk and a love of the simple things of life. He had plenty of athletic ability but little athletic ambition, and he sjjcnt his afternoons in the gym wrrstling or playing handball. Since Bull was his pel peeve, his happiest moment came at the end of First Class Summer when he submitted his last E. H. G. brain baffler. Being " hooked " Ixrforc he put on shoes and joined the Navy, Dan was always true to Roz, dragging her every weekend. He wants a sub, and we hope it carries a double ration of chow the crew will starve. Ballalion Football 4; Battalion Wrestling 4; Lucky Bag, Company Circulation RepresenlaUee 3, 7. £dward U ilbiMr Canklin Jamaica, New York Fulfilling a lifelong ambition, Ed entered the Academy with one goal — to become a good naval officer. This goal, plus an earnest desire for self-improvement, formed a sound foundation for his naval career. Although academics treed him occasionally, when the smoke of the academic battle cleared, Ed was well up on the list of those who survived. This was no acci- dent, for Ed was a hard and conscientious worker. In those extra hours Ed found time to make the soccer squad and to participate in various com- pany and battalion sports. A true friend and a swell roommate, Ed is certain to do a good job in the future. Soccer 4, a45f; Quarterdeck Society 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 7; Military Track 3, 1945. £yte Mshtnn Cax Atchison, Kansas No matter whether he was on a mat, in a class room, or at a hop, Lyle was ready to wrestle. From his agile wit came many Hl of the company nicknames and streaky sayings. Troubles here could not get him down, and so how could a war. Being a follower of the rule of no talking during that difficult time between reveille and breakfast, a solver of impossible prob- lems, and a capable player of four bids with no honor count, he was one of the best of roommates. His good humor and steadiness pulled us through many low spots. It will be hard for the girls, and for us too, to say goodbye to him. Battalion Boxing 4; Varsity Wrestling 3; German Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. John ' Witliaan Cutnmins Covington, Kentucky The quiet man from the land of Boone never made any loud noise; he believed that deeds speak for themselves. His de- 1 sire was always to do his best in every- thing; working in his usual manner, he had no trouble with academics but was never satisfied with his progress. Although he had never wrestled before coming to the Academy, it became his favor- ite sport during the three years. Drags were fair but rare for the " Chief, " and he spent most of his weekends observing. Time was on his side, for the longer we knew him the more we liked him. His desire to excel will carry him far as he goes out into the service. J. Varsity Baseball 3, NA; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 1. I Madisonville, Kentucky " Stinky " was the star of our boudoir — he always stood under five hundred. He transplanted his anchor from the land of bourbon and race horses, and some day he hopes to drop it in those hills again. In his First Class year his motto was changed to, " To have loved and lost — that ' s not so good " ; but now Navy has shown him that the compass points in more directions than one. He was always ready to lay aside his books to join in a bull ses.sion. With his congenial smile and jovial humor, he will always be welcome wherever he goes, on the sea or high and dry in his hills. Battalion Boivling 3; Spanish Club 3. 174 Q«9rgc Qra§f £ vams Pennsylvania j H The second of Aunt Janes ' s boys came l fl here from Pitt; but the happy, collitch J boy of Steam, Air, and Gas Power fame — ii4 tut, tut, just a course at Pitt — always able idapt himself to new surroundings, soon over- iine the confusion of Plebe Summer and trans- ■1 red from the dean ' s list to the Superintendent ' s — oi the one initialed before E. D. either. Being a rsh-air fiend, he was always playing tennis or iinething equally vigorous; and it looks as though e will get a lot of fresh air from here on, for George, r g if you choose, certainly won ' t be doing a lot f lounging in any wardroom. German Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. £,tmnwa MJawns Qemcslc, jr. Friday Harbor, Washington Bud came from the San Juan Islands in the State of Washington, not far from the Canadian border. It was there that he discovered his deep affection for the sea and ships. For two years he attended the Univer- sity of Washington where he was a member of the N. R. O. T. C. unit. Bud ' s love for boats attracted him to sailing for his main sport and recreation. He sailed on the plebe team and on the varsity team for two years. As a second-rate sport Bud liked dragging. His friendly smile and suave man- ner made him a favorite with the girls, and he dragged them frequently. Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 1, NA; Photographic Club, Vice Pres., 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. atmcs §i9hert Qrccwa Canandaigua, New York Long, lanky Jim Green takes to water like a merman. He left Canandaigua an 2 Z experienced swimmer and hop)es to end BBB up as a submarine sailor. Youngster year he won his ' N ' in swimming and added the star at the Army meet. Despite his spending considerable time in the water, his brain showed no evidence of i)ecoming waterlogged. His natural aptitude in history carried him well toward the top of the class during the Youngster year struggle with the Bull Department. As a member of the Chess Club, he was elected Secretary-Treasurer and later Presi- dent. Romantically he was as consistent as his work. He graduates with the same O. A. O. that he missed all Plebe year. Varsity Swimming 4, 3, I, ' 45, sN ' t; Battalion Water Polo 3, 1; Chess Club, Secretary 3; President { ), 3, 1. 175 LovELL, Wyoming This happy-go-lucky cowboy came from the plains of Wyoming seeking new ad- venture. He brought with him a love for music, dancing, and the fairer sex. During Plel)e year he lost his Ijrother, a memljer of the famous Flying Tigers. John ' s one great ambition is to maintain those standards of honor and high ideals set by him. " Slick ' s " friendly smile and quaint sense of humor brightened our darkest days and wc shall never forget his tall tales of weekend exploits in Crabtown. He has that enviable talent for making lasting friends that will serve him well in the Fleet. Battalion Boxing 4; Battalion Swimming 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Tennis 4. Varsity Swimming 3; Battalion Water Polo 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; lA)g Circulation, Aide, 3, 1; Musical Club Show 7. HI Jtawnes ' HemarA Mcaamcgan Baltimore, Maryland " H-E-double N-E-G-A-N spells Henne- gan, " a salty Irishman from Baltimore, pronounced Bal-mer. Jim ' s Open House after each game was the reason Navy played football there. Jim was way up in studies but liked company basketball better; that is, when he wasn ' t chased out to run the steeplechase; but you can imagine giving an Irishman a stick and letting him play lacrosse! Though Jim struggled to see the eye chart each spring, he could see a shapely limb at 100 yards — no pain, no strain. He was the last to leave Ma Gallagher ' s after every hop. His warm and disarming personality had him wrapped up with a certain girl, but the Navy got him first. Battalion Basketball 4; Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3, 7. North Attleborough, Massachusetts Q This cosmopolitan gentleman, after three valuable years at prep schools and a year at Brown, decided to try life on the Severn. Naturally, he found it a severe change but adapted himself remarkably well. A natural athlete, when he could tear himself away from a bridge game. Pinky scrambled through with only an average number of bobbles. Combin- ing this with an amazing talent for avoiding the Exec. Dept., he was rarely in trouble, except when it took him two weeks to get a 3.4 solving epicyclic trains for the Steam department. He was a fine friend, and manana will find him one of the better officers in the Fleet. Reception Committee, Secretary 4, 3, 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag Battalion Representative 7; Spanish Club 3; Stage Gang 7. ' James ' Chnwnas ' Jngrawn Tyler, Texas ] " Wings " entered the cold, gray walls of the Naval Academy from " Deep in the Heart of Texas. " His interest continued to be centered upon one of the favorite daughters of the Lone Star State, while his first love in Bancroft was his super-sack. Never one to let his studies interfere with a new record or a good magazine. Lefty did not always agree with the profs, but always conceded them enough to get by without any trouble. The Executive Department often planned the weekends for him, but his win- ning smile and pleasant personality will win him many friends on his way to Pensacola and succe; Boat Club 4; Model Club 4; Spanish Club 3. I £,arle ' Wranti. Jatnes Inglewood, California Jamie never quite recovered from the shock of a 4.0 on the last math exam, but he did recover enough to get by First Class year without too much trouble. The only thing which Ixjthered him academically was gremlias in his Mollier chart. Just why he would never give the women a break will always jje a mystery. When he joined the navy in 1938, he was slated to lie a twenty-year man, but now it looks as if he will l)e in until he reaches the retirement age. His one desire is to get duty in Long Beach so he can make those three mile swims around the pier again. Crew 4; Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Crew 1; Foreign Language Club 3. " ' ■crT " - - H- i » 5 ' I. ■• ' f ' ' ; iL 176 Charles ietitan cwvdi, jr. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C, is only thirty miles from Annapolis, but Dick found the trail to Bancroft difficult and the way back even more so, especially when he wanted ' I ' c Doris. Study hours were all happy hours for iin; letter writing, a good radio program, or a ill collection of records were more deserving of Mention than books. The Executive and Aca- iinic Departments often threatened, but neither ( iiied to have much success in stopping the Wash- jigtonian. Swimming and sailing took up his after- loons, and Doris or a ketch trip took up his week- it Is. He has supreme confidence that all will work a for the best, and we hope it does. Good sailing, D. Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 1; Battalion Pushball 3; Spanish Club 3, 1; Boat Club Ketch Captain 3, 1. Qeratd ' tnatson JohnMnn Ely, Nevada Generous, affable, full of humor, always ready for a practical joke, seldom worried = about a practical work — such a man is HIH husky Gerry. Generally a believer in equity, he was on occasion a strict constructionist of the United States Naval Academy Regulations, as when inspecting and commanding his platoon. Always planning to stop eating between meals, but never quite getting around to it, he played good games of battalion football and lacrosse and junior varsity baseball, and also participated in any other sport available. Liberty, leave, and dragging were his immediate objectives, but on the horizon he anticipates action and a full life dedicated to the service and the Fleet. Football 4, ' 45; Baseball 4, ' 45; J. Varsity Football 3; J. Varsity Baseball 3, 1, NA; Battalion Football 1; Battalion Basketball 4; Company Touchjootball 3, 1, 1945; Spanish Club 4, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; N. A. C. A. 4, 3, 1. Bertram ntaupin £cc€raft, jr. Colbert, Oklahoma @ Bert is a Westerner — and a musical one. He played in the NA - 10 and made all of us grateful for his studying music. But this aesthetic accomplishment is only the beginning. He wields a mean lacrosse stick and handles a pair of boxing gloves in a manner that bodes no good for the man on the receiving end. To this combination of musical and phy.sical prow- ess he added an almost psychic insight into his partner ' s bridge hand and a mighty smooth line. In almost any phase of Academy life we think back on, Bert will be one of the most conspicuous memo- ries. Battalion Gym 4; Battalion Pushball 3; Battalion Lacrosse 3; NA-10 3, 1; Bible Class Pres., 1. 177 tVUUam Carl Mistltfr Columbus, Ohio Straight from the campus of Ohio State University came Bill, and three years of the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Acad- emy have failed to render him anything but a staunch Buckeye. Afternoons he invariably spent in a handball court, and the white walled cells enclosed many a rugged match. Stymied dur- ing Pleljc year by German, Bill now has stars to attest to the reverses which he later dealt to the Academic Departments. We didn ' t see much of him or his ready smile on weekends, for he seemed to prefer Eileen ' s company to ours, but we are going to enjoy a big hunting trip together soon, out Pacific way. Battalion Handball 3, 1, 1915; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 3. ' t 1, rs? ' r Los Angeles, California " Young Loel " came out of the Far West ready to take over the Naval Academy. Whenever he was able to corner a hapless listener he would discuss the beauties of his native California for hours. If anyone wanted to find him the place to look was behind a cloud of synthetic glamour made up of pictures of beau- tiful women and hot records. His study hours were spent chewing on his pipe and trying to convince himself that " They can ' t expect us to know all this stuff. " Whenever Dick had a run in with the Executive Department he managed to convince himself that he was right. Unfortunately he still took his fraps. Battalion Handball 4, 3. Charles § ricsl, jr. Carson City, Nevada While just a small boy out on the desert of Nevada, Chuck had a desire to come to the Naval Academy. After living on the desert for twenty years, the great open sea did not ' scare him, and he wanted to become a naval officer. Never a memljer of the radiator squad. Chuck could always be found out for foot- ball or track during the " afternoons. On the week- ends his pet diversion was dragging a Washington brunette. As a three striper he also kept himself busy trying to improve the 10th company. In the future Chuck can be counted on to be " in there pitching " on one of Uncle Sam ' s subs. Football 4. ' 45; Battalion Track 4, 3, 1; J.Varsiiy Football 3, J, ' 45, MA; Company Military Track 3, 1, ' 45; Class Crest Committee 4; Company Representative 3; Spanish Club 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 3, 7. ' Hcmrt MtdrUh m»niillnn St. Paul, Minnesota This tall, broad-shouldered kid from the " Land of Svedes " sailed through aca- demics with the easy nonchalance that characterized all his actions; and he starred consistently, in spite of his penchant for doing most anything during study hour except studying. If his ventures into the realm of pugilism had not been cut short by an unfortunate habit of striking his opponent severely on the fist with his own nose, Ham might someday have developed into another Jack Dempsey or Joe Louis. Henry ' s meeting Marge curtailed his career as a snake, fortunately for his friends. If he can be kept well supplied with chow, Hank ' s conscientious effort will help him to an outstanding naval record. German Club 4, 3, 7; Swimming 4, 3, ' 45; Stars 4, 3. Clarcntc Henn ' tna€£,9van, r. COLLINGSWOOD, NeW JeRSEY Q " MacEwan, you ' re tremendous! " Am our hero would greet himself in the mjrn with these memorable words to bolsh his morale for another Navy Day. Next I arising happily at 0615 to improve his physiqi by morning exercises, Mac enjoyed standing watch. " Develops your sense of responsibility, " would say as he initialed next Sunday ' s watch bil It was difficult to analyze him as he sat, envelope in cigarette smoke, absorbing the wonders of tl Carnot cycle; but when the drafts of Bancro swept away the haze, one could see in Mac ' s n flective eyes that all he demanded of a roommai was the absence of that slide-rule gleam and a appreciation of American jazz. Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Bowling 3, 1. t d vard ' Jnhm J olreson, hi Newport News, Virginia After being practically raised alongsi the building ways of the largest shipyf in the United States, it is a small worn that Ed picked the Navy for a care Football and track were always his major sp interests. He helped quarterback our Plebe te, and the junior varsity squad. Despite heartbre ing knee injuries sustained on the jayvecs, he d tinued his interest as a coach First Class year was awarded the honor of being one of the 1 goat keepers. Ed, lively, loquacious, true to Aus his O. A. O., and always ready to help, mixing h ideals with discriminating common sense, ' never lack for friends and positions of responsibil Varsity Football 4, 3, MA ' 45; Varsity Track 3; Goat-keeper N; J. Varsity Football, Assistant Backfield Coach. N. A.C. A. Cabinet Vice-Pres., 4, 3, 1; Foreign Language Club 3; Photography Club 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 7. 178 Ilbart CrutfhficiJ ntoor«s LuFKiN, Texas !! Curley came to Annapolis via Rice Insti- tute of Houston, Texas, and Rice ' s loss was Navy ' s gain, for Curley is a credit to any organization. He never appreci- ihe meaning of " Red Mike, " for his ultra- ih way with the girls never permitted his be- ilaccd in that category. Even though he an- swore that he would never box again, the season would always find him working out 1 lu; of the boxing rings. With a sparkling per- ■nj ity, a keen mind, and warm sincerity, Curley t11 wife. He will always be a man well knowing. Battalion Lacrosse 3, J; Stars 4. EvANSToN, Illinois " Eat, sleep, and pull a long, steady stroke " was Doug ' s version of the old saying. His lx;st ergs were expended for ■■H Plelje crew, and therefore he didn ' t quite star. He did, however, cinch a future place in the varsity Iwat. Academics came easy to him; and .so when the plea went out for extra effort, he com- plied by starring for the duration. His greatest satisfaction came from playing a grand slam or out-mathing the math profs, and his only worry was trying to stay awake in bull and juice classes. His personality, character, keen mind, and leader- ship qualities made him an admiraijle shipmate and friend. His is sure to be a happy ship. Varsity Crew 4, 3, t, ' 45, N; Spanish Club 3, 1; Stars 3. U itiiana Camrad §i.9cdcr TiTusviLLE, Pennsylvania " Titusville, Pennsylvania, home of the world ' s first oil well. " With these words Bill entered Academy life, and he entered with the idea of fighting the Academic Departments. To hear him, one would think he was bilging, but the final grades showed that the Dutchman had things well under control. First Class year brought out the liljerty hound in him — sans the snake. Bill was, however, far from a " Red Mike " in the Keystone State. Other aspects of Academy life called him too. Whether swimming lap after lap, or wallowing in the mud of a push- ball game, he was always met with the cheers and encouragement of his teammates. We ' ll keep cheer- ing for you. Bill. Battalion Swimming 4 3, 1; Battalion Pushball 3, 1. 179 I Harald Cii tnm lUmtfucio, r. Washington, D. C. Q From the hubbub of life in Washington, D. C, Hal came to the country club on the Severn, Bancroft Hall. His main am- bition, that of wearing a Naval Academy ring, has Ijeen realized. Whatever he did he did in a big way, as his intramural sports ' opponents quickly found out. When it came to dragging, he not only led the field but also played it. He liked them all, blondes, brunettes, and redheads; and the feelings were mutual. Variety, evidently, is the spice of life. Equally at home on an athletic field, in a bull session, or at a social function, he made a host of friends and will continue to do so. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, t. , Charles £ dqar §ioth, jr. Reading, Pennsylvania " Long, lazy, tow-hfadcd Chuck Roth " — that and many other things his classmates called him. hut don ' t let the " lazy " fool you. He did lots of good work without seeming busy. At the same time he was dealing them out or making the rounds of the deck looking for chow, he was standing high on the list of stars. Chuck was a pretty fair athlete in battalion sports too, ex ' en though his nonchalance followed him there. His nonchalance was forsaken semi-annually though, when it came to Chuck ' s real field of ex- cellence; a few weeks leave spent in Philadelphia and Reading, the scenes of his earlier and more carefree days. Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Crew 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. Wtnwvard ' Jamti.snn Urtdiic Harvey, Illinois Urs, the Adonis of South Side Chicago, took one easy stride from Harvey to An- napolis. Even life at the Academy couldn ' t B faze the nonchalance of the easy-going, short man. Evenings were for study: — after the nightly letter to the kid back home. " Mail out yet. Mate? " — Urs was always there to draw down more than his share of the correspondence and chow boxes. Every afternoon found the big, little man in there scrapping to hold down his spot in " B " squad football, basketball, or baseball. The same sports loving, genial spirit that won Bud a host of friends at Annapolis will see him through after graduation. Basketball 4, ' 45; Varsity Basketball 4, 3, ' 45; NA; Battalion Football 4; Varsity Football 3, 7, N.A.; German Club 4, 3, 1. Robert ' Sframhtin Stanlota San Marino, California Bob, better known as Big Stoop, is proof that everything grows big in California. Almost any afternoon, happy hour, or even study hour Stooperman could be found flaked out on his sack with the Post. But during football season he was a rugged tackle on the Batt. team. His ready smile and pleasing per- sonality were always welcome, he was never at a loss for drags, could sing a swell harmony, and his " let ' s deal ' em out " was the start of many a bridge game. Stoop had lots of common sense and enough savvy so that academics never worried him. As he once said, " Maybe I didn ' t stand one, but at least I had fun. " Battalion Football 4, 3. ' SfrtMwth Mrthur Scdaus Philadelphia, Pennsylvania i From Oak Lane, Pa., came big Sam " learn the Navy way. Fond of people i: general and girls in particular, Frank wa everybody ' s buddy and a 4.0 man in ; crowd. The girls? Play the field was his byword but the field was thinning mighty fast those las days. Somehow he acquired a questionable reputa tion as a taildr, and from then on the nicknami Sam stuck. Studies never hampered Frank, am he stood well up in his class without undo effort His athletic talents were devoted to pulling ; mighty oar for Navy. He took things in his stride and that same stride will carry him places in thi years ahead. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45; NA German Club 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 7. j ' Z hontas ' Sftdthcr Ulegaard Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin S Tom has that happy balance of serioi ness and humor that has carried hi through the worst the Academy has offer with a smile. All this Viking has have is a little enthusiasm — and he gets resui Since he spent so much of his life in the beautil lake country of Northern Wisconsin it was or natural that he should be a talented swimmer. Tc has so few faults that about the only one we c think of is his " quaint " and illegil le handwritir But it brought in the letters ! His modesty and 1 active mind made him a very pleasant person work with, and, out in the Fleet, with a real job be done, we think Tom has real potentialities. Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 1; Battalion Water Polo 3, 1. 180 iitiaata Carrdi Siur ean, n Greensburg, Pennsylvania i Mobilization of the National Guard pulled Bill from the gaiety of the Phi Gam house at Washington and Jefferson Col- lege to K. P. duty for Uncle Sam ' s army, ying of peeling spuds, he turned to the Navy Vnnapolis. His peculiar rolling gait subjected .0 a never-ending tirade of quacking noises the lasting nickname " Duck. " Throughout rec years here, Bill never eased up in his re- ss search for beautiful women. The call of ck often lured him from the books, but Bill ' s kept ahead of the game and will un- dly continue to do so in the Fleet, be it on ! r or in the air. Wrestling 4; Boat Club 1; Spanish Club 3, 7; Musical Clubs 7; Reception Committee 3, 7. Can»«wota S«wi»r, r. Bei.zoni, Mississippi It was a big step for Shot when he came from Belzoni to the Academy, but only geographically. Except for putting on shoes, he took it all in stride. Before PIcIk- Summer was over, he could even carry on a con- versation with a " d amyankee " without an inter- preter. A star man. Shot had more trouble in the line of la Jemme than in math, bull, physics, or chem. He did not, however, let his women troubles keep him from earning his sixjt on the football team or from sufliciently impressing the Executive Department with his general aploml)and adequacy of decibels to rate his four stripes. Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, ' 45; Regimental Hop Committee 3, 7; German Club 4, 3, 7; Stars 4. •.il CoRONADO, California Monday through Friday Bill ' s daily trek was from cla.ss to sack, but Saturday noon found Bill operating with full power. A l B weekend never passed that we didn ' t find him dragging. He looked upon athletics as lieing detrimental to his already tremendous physique. Bill often found himself in difficulties with the Academic Departments but proudly emerged as one of the few men in history to complete the six- year course in four years. He turned to on the pro- fessional subjects but passed up the non-professional as nonessential. A Navy Junior with much to live up to, we expect Bill to carry on the well established Traynor traditions. Cross Country 4, c4m5c; Battalion Swimming 7; Battalion Tracic 3; Company Military Track 3, 7945; Quarterdecic Society 4, 3. Houston, Texas Van packed his dancing shoes, comljed his curley locks, and .set out for Bancroft Hall singing, " I ' d rather he a Texas i H Aggie. " He had a smile that just won ' t wait, and Ijedroom eyes to Ixxjt. These, coiniiined with that hair and those jiving feet could have gotten him any numlx;r of sweet young things. He had to carry a club to l)cat them off. (With all this practice he was a natural for lacrosse). Why such a snake should he savvy too was a hard one to figure out, but there he was — something that women dream alx)ut and men wi.sh they were like. Dale Carnegie could learn plenty from Muscles. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 7; Camera Club 3, 7. 11 181 RicEviLLE, Iowa Wag left his Iowa farm one bright spring morning headed for Great Lakes. Two years later he turned up at the Academy, a veteran of sea duty on a battlewagon of the Pacific Fleet. He excelled in side-horseplay on the gym squad Plebe year and made his bat- talion debating team. Later he took his turn at company wrestling. Romantically, Wag was a gambler. He escorted sight-unseen more times than a cat has lives, but Dame Fortune was always his gracious lady. His brick-to-blind-drag ratio was the lowest in the Regiment. He hopes to graduate to action on a Pacific cruiser or carrier. Varsity Gym 4, g45t. ohm § tMxtnwB tViitiatns Woodstock, Virginia Use plenty of good nature, brains, and chow. Mix well and season with a likable smile, a good pitching arm, and a liberal sprinkling of handball, and you ' ve got amiable Johnny, " J. P. " " The Jeep, " Williams. Now and then John would get the feeling that he was heavy for his weight, but he would always hit his bunk until he slept off that feeling. Jeep liked his athletics though. He played a good game of tennis and a rugged game of handball, and pitched a mighty good game of baseball. On the diamond or in the classroom J. P. had plenty on the ball. Subjects and batters alike went down the hard way. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, 1, NA; Military Track 3, 1945; Foreign Language Club 4, 3; Boat Club 1; Stars 4, 3. yac §iobcrt ' Wihnta Orange, Texas The thing we remember about our first meeting with the " Mexican, " on the day ' 45 was born, was his cowboy boots. «■ Wonderful Texas was always his favorite SI subject in bull sessions. He liked to read good books and always believed that the best way to keep fit was to spend every other afternoon on his bunk.-j On his energetic afternoons, he worked out at ' bridge, company football or Softball. Because he thinks twice as fast as most of us, Mex has starred since the beginning of Plebe year. His one ambi- tion is to settle down on a ranch and raise cattle and kids — and he ' ll do it one of these days. Company Football 3, 1945; Spanish Club 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. ;1 •r Xinnaid ' Henry SCichelt Wausau, Wisconsin A long hike through the woods, a fast game of Softball, or, above all, a heated argument on some ob.scure subject — these were among the few things that could keep Zibby away from the books. A mania for all sorts of facts, everything from the All-American fullback of ten years ago to the minute details of academic subjects, made the stars come easy. Whether it was a gal back home or just plain red mike, Zibby steered clear of all feminine attach- ments and spent his free time keeping up on the latest sfKjrts events or writing the latest awAf ;a of the Executive Department in his little black book. Boat Club 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 1; Stars 4, 3. J 182 l il A lA ui MSEm i,i lOlh tf OmiB ia ' % ' . .. I i4fi TOP ROW— E. C. Atkinson, H. S. Beard,!. S. Bcasley, R. I. Boland, C. C. Couture, T.J. Croa, R. F. Cuccuu, " • « . - -mr-mw Culman, C. E. Day, T. J. Dwyer, H. C. Gee, T. R. HarUey. SECOND ROW— ' W. Henningsen, C. Jackson, E. C. Jordan, L. D. Kelly, J. A. Lee, P. J. Love, A. J. Morrow, J. K. Mealy, H. D. Mills, J. T. Murray, H. M. Nicholson, W. E. Perkins. THIRD ROW—G. A. Reaves, H. D. Reynolds, J. D. Rives, A. E. Rose, J. RustlinR, J. A. Smith, W. R. Smith, A. T. Sprague, F. H. Taylor, R. T. Tinney, R. T. Bard, A. K. Bennet. FOURTH ROW— E. A. Bouveron, J. E. Bryant, J. E. Bucknum, D. L. Burns, J. G. Carl, J. J. Dougherty, H. Edwards, N. M. HiU, D. W. Huszagh, J. W. Kennedy, B. S. MarUn, T. J. McCook. FIFTH ROW— ¥i. C. Miller, J. S. Perszyk.J. T. Small, J. A. WaUh. lOih Connpan . ■mmMym FRONT ROW— L. D. Reed, E. J. Power, A. S. Dowd, A. Landis jr., L. Bilder, F.J. Korb, G. V. Gordcm, ' • = D. Farshing jr., P. Kwart, M. P. Mcrner, R. P. Howard jr., S. W. Burgess, T. R. Johnson jr. SECOND ROW— . G. Wick, J. W. Crane jr., J. S. Brayton jr., J. B. Craven jr., J. S. Gardner, G. G. Strott, W. F. Regan, J. E. Holkko, R. S. Gerth, T. J. Hudnrr jr., W. J. Callahan, R. J. Bowllan. THIRD ROW—H. L. Warren jr., D. R. Nolen, E. R. Hill jr., J. W. Woy, K. J. Umbcrt, L. J. Curtin, P. B. Fairman, J. E. Snyder, H. L. Rcycroft jr., E. J. McCormack jr., E. R. Rosenberg. FOURTH ROW— J. A. McCook, T. J. Tiernan, C. G. McPartland, H. D. Moore, H. L. Wilder, J. W. Hill, H. Rcnuen, K. B. Webster, C. J. Schoepc, J. P. Flanagan jr. |l n SB . €ntdt. S. SB. S. ti n i COMPANY OFFICER ELEVENTH COMPANY From June to December eleven hundred and forty odd candidates sifted through the fine filter of Naval Academy selection. At the very end of that motley composition of young manhood was estab- lished an organization known, technically, as the Twentieth Com- pany. These fifty Plebe members cast together by circumstance forming the stern of a massive Regiment represented truly a cross section of American lineage. Conspicuous in position as last on the muster we dwelt in fourth deck rooms, observed fifth " Free Sunday, " and formed the rear guard at all military functions. Perhaps this more than anything else caused us to shake our fists at fate and swear by the Bible that someday " the last shall be first. " Two years hence, the last were absorbed in the middle. Now with our training starting to crystallize, we dedicated brief moments to dragging our O. A. O. ' s and probably longer moments to thinking of them, yet our minds became more and more occupied with the serious problem born December 7, 1941. The field broadens but we shall rendezvous again when time and tide permit. But we cannot say where, for this is merely the introduction to the history of the men of the Eleventh Company. I I ■«t Set M. Fuselier, Commander R. R. Axelson, R. G. Alexander, C. Ives D. L. Axene, Commander C. R. Gossett, B. D. LaMar, R. A. Swcnscn «; . V 9. i r ■ ' S ' i -♦ , t4AVY I §ii€htard Qriffits Mtexandcr Jamestown, Rhode Island H Dick divided his time between such non- |P I regularities as coffee pots, hot plates, an 9 electric vibrator for his ever retreating ■fe l hair line, long distance code calls to the Reserves on the inter-deck telephones, and more serious moments studying the technical aspects of aviation. With an enviable sense of humor, a flair for writing, and a yearning for a New England retire- ment in Providence Plantations, he was a constant source of amusement to his friends and classmates, but one of utter Ijewilderment to the Executive Department. Alex strolled his way through studies and fraps with his characteristic easy-going manner, doing his bit in a big way to make life at Bancroft more pleasant. Company Soccer 3, 7, ' 45; Tridenl 4, 3. MoLiNE, Illinois H H Paul came to the Navy from Moline, | 9 Illinois, bringing with him a tennis rac- quet, golf clubs, a constant smile, and a l l knack for accomplishing work with the least waste of energy. With a casual air, that always made him seem to have control of the situation, Paul faced the Academic Departments and usually came out on top. Never worry about a situation until you meet it seemed to be Paul ' s philosophy of life and it certainly worked for him. In fact the only thing that ever seemed to perturb this de- bonair gentleman, was that weekends came only once a week. Battalion Tennis 4, 3, 7; Stage Gang 4, 3, 7. fellow who has a fine set of values, is keen and ob- servant, and who knows definitely what he likes. Like many of us, his store of blue moments have been wrapped up with low temperatures, dull studies, and fond memories, but his quick wit and fast humor have always provided the needed tonic. Add interesting work, a share of responsibilities, good food, good music, many friends, laughs and grouches, sell Maryland at a loss, throw in the whole state of Texas, and you have a rough notion of the life he ' s going to lead. Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Press Detail 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1. §)cam £anc Mxene Columbus, Ohio " Oh! that fellow — no he is Dean Lane Axene from Columbus, Ohio. He is known for his ability to bump a pin-ball machine without tilting, and to flake out on his super-sack and still be one of the top men in his class. " Ax will be remembered for ■H his ability as an athlete — he took part in varsity football and track; for his easy going way — he always enjoyed shooting the breeze and a good joke; and for writing Sally when everyone else was studying. Dean will get out of life just what he wants for he has the ability to do whatever he desires. You will be lucky to be shipmates with him. J. Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, ' 45, NA; Battalion Track; Ring Dance Committee 3; Track 4, ' 45. 186 Uranh. Joseph ' barber Medford, Massachusetts a " Frankie and Johnny were lovers, and oh, how they could love " — or at least Frank. A Casanova from way back, Frank en- joyed dragging — and would swear off . ( ry Monday. The " Clutch " was an athlete, too, inning his " N " — a black one. Bud had a typical Dston accent, and the rest of the boys got a kick HI of his enunciation. Maybe this was the reason 1 his trouble with the Bull Department, and just u the records " Wife " liked third day rifle range so uich he went five times. From now on, even if I- tells one of his stories, we will be unanimous in iir vote of confidence. " Stay aboard, Frank. " Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Black N ; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Mfred Cwartis css4siie NE y Bedford, Massachusetts Hailing from an old New England sea- port. Curt was no stranger to salt air and ocean waves. Trouble lay in store for the plebe who had never heard of the glories of a New Bedford whaler. Yet for all his love of Massachusetts, Curt took weekends on the Eastern shore. His one and only tea fight explained that. Quiet and unassuming, he rarely ran afoul the Executive Department except when he tried to take bird walks before reveille. Good books, good music, good arguments, and good workouts in the wrestling loft took up his spare moments. The Navy will find him as we did — ready. Stage Gang 4, 3, 7; Log Staff 4. Mlberi Bonifa€e ChammeU Philadelphia, Pennsylvania If " Abie " had never done anything besides captain one of the greatest football teams Navy ever produced, we would still always remember him. But there was another side to Al, one that you couldn ' t discover reading the Sunday morning H newspapers. That was the happy-go-lucky, quick-witted, laughter-loving, Al Channell his friends knew. Never serious very long alx)ut anything, he studied when the spirit moved him, turned in when it didn ' t (the latter was, by far, the more prevalent case). Al was the butt of a hundred practical jokes, instigated twice that numl er. As long as there is fun and mirth and laughter in the world he will Ije happy. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45; 2-X ; Captain; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. 187 4grnard €,. iamhemhuth, jr. Merchantville, New Jersey " No workout for mc today. " With these words he would commence his afternoon meander from room to room. A keen ap- preciation of humor and a quick laugh has made him welcome at all Bull sessions. The best one word description of Bernie is " versatile. " To this day, his own wife is not sure of the limits of Bernie ' s talents. One season finds him charming the drags with his dancing; the next starring in company football. His friends will remember " dcr Blank " in this most typical pose — stretched out on a " super sack, " wreathed in clouds of cigarette smoke, laughing and talking, but faithfully beating time with his feet to the latest jive record. Battalion Crew 4; Reception Committee 4, 3. 1. ' f y ttm ' tVittSawn Chapman, ttt Larchmont, New York A contagious laugh, a ready eye for non- reg activities, and a hatred of subjects academic — mix them together, blend with a keen sense of humor and a love for Pigboats, and you have Chappie. The only thing he dislikes is a cold shave; the only thing he won ' t tolerate is a frap before breakfast. He has trouble with only one thing besides women; these sad individuals who don ' t believe in submarines. Chappie is one of those rare human beings who can radiate humor. His long, lusty laughs are a clarion call for all victims of the system to rush down to his room for a charge. Being his wife was a classic expe rience; and learning his formula for a successful living, a privilege. Battalion Crew 4, 1 ; Battalion Track 1 ; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. ■ €)s€ar norwman §)ate St. J.4MES, Minnesota Here is another Midwesterner, with all the good qualities characteristic of that part of the country. The life long friend- Hi H ships and lasting experiences of a small town college have greatly supplemented Oscar ' s natural, friendly spirit, have paved the way to a successful career at the Naval Academy, and guar- antee to keep his future bright. Not starring aca- demically or athletically, he has still gained from the subjection to knowledge and experience, and we know that these gains have and will be put to good use. Equipped with an engineering mind and an ability to " savvy " things fast, Oscar will prove to the people back in St. James that, when a Mid- westerner goes to sea, he does it right. Basketball 4, ' 45; Baseball 4; Company Soccer 3, ' 45. oyal hownas Daniel Near Oxford, North Carolina Danny is another example of Army ' s and Navy ' s gain. In spite of his troubles with the Bull and Dago Departments he is " savvy " in Mathematics and Engineer- ing. His experiences and adventures on his farm in the foothills of North Carolina and in the Army have made him one of the most rugged of wrestling men and left him with enough stories to fill a book. He is still the original dyed-in the-wool misogynist and has never succumbed to any of the other pit- falls of ordinary men. We salute him for having set us the highest standards in physical fitness, industry, tenaciousness, personal habits, manliness, and sportsmanship. I Q tValtcr Stamtcy cJHany, jr. Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania Out of the hills of Hanover " Death " appeared with three suits of long underwear and a sincere affection for the land of liquid sunshine. Constantly sought by the D. O., he could always be found knocking the rest of the boys around on the lacrosse field or charging in with the pigskin merchants. When evenings rolled around Walt, often mistaken for the Angel, delighted in beating his wives at cribbage. If the Executive Department released him, the Honorary President of the " Crow ' s Nest " invariably headed for his Russian retreat just off Broadway, on 52nd Street. A quick comeback, good nature, and plenty of sand, place Walt among the favorites. J. Varsity football 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Lacrosse 4; Captain 4, ' 45. 188 T §i»bert Dctfgadn Astoria, New York A linguist, a mild savoir, a born dancer, a man with a gift of gab — that was Bol). To Bob, a hop was the height of ecstasy, I HI and he always went with a different girl ; Ir ' had a dread fear of marriage. Having had I r two years in the Fleet, which proved his love I I he sea, Del could always give forth with a I king good sea story when his many friends were ' rred around for a talk fest. Del ' s ability in I h and Math kept him in demand by the I lows, and he was always willing to help them, I II at the sacrifice of his own study hours. :italion Bowling 3; Boat Club 4, 3, J; Property Gang 1. ' Jawncs tnnrwis ' HadduM Waynesburg, Pennsylvania " Zeke " was the class pride from Greene County, the agricultural paradise of Penn- sylvania. His favorite story always ioegan, " Now back in Greene Co unty. " Yes, we ' ll all remember those furrows he plowed down Stribling Walk, with that lope of his; but those legs were put to good use in company wrestling, mili- tary track, and soccer. It ' s hard to forget his stories about that watermelon cruise on the Bay, and al- though it ' s a long jump from the Thomas F. Jubb to one of our modern ships of war, the same keen interest and adroitness that made him a good hand on the Jubb, and a vital asset to any sailing trip, will bring him success in the Fleet. Battalion Swimming 4. Jennings, Louisiana From the dankest depths of the blackest bayous of I uisiana came " the Gunner " — a bland individual with a decided flair H for humor, subtle and otherwise, and a pronounced distaste for morning exercises, cold showers, and stringless pajama trousers. Being a friend of " Fuzzy ' s " is an exf erience from which one never fully recovers; his jokes and pranks will follow him everywhere, and everywhere he will be rcmemlx;rcd as just a guy who likes lieing just a guy who likes life, laughter, and good comrade- ship. Having many aptitudes, few faults, and no shaving brush, " the Gunner " proved to tc a source of never-ending hilarity, vexation, and argument. Wherever he goes, and whatever he does, friends and fun will inevitably follow. Battalion Track 3, ' 45; Trident Calendar Business Manager 7; Log Staff 3, 1; Class Ring Production Committee 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 3. II« son ya€hsnM QawnhritI Baltimore, Maryland Jack, a native Marylander, was one of the few of us who had no derogatory remarks alxjut the winter weather. Early in his stay at Bancroft he was tagged " Gismo, " the alias by which he was best known. When the going got tough in academics he WB was always cheerful and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. His only worry and pet peeve was " Dago. " To this Red Mike the i)est way to spend extra cash was to buy records for the music " machine. " If all was right, he was sure to have on a good fast jive record, but blues numbers generally followed his oft repeated cry, " What? No mail! " Boogie- woogie, blues and " Gismo " are all synonymous to us who know him. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Company Soccer 3, 1, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3. 189 T Qradtf §iUhtMrd Qat MiLLEN, Georgia " There never was a Civil War. You must be talking about the War Between the States. " Best known for his southern ac- B cent, his hog-calls and his athletic prow- ess, Pappy will long be remembered as the fat man who carried the mail on those Navy reverses; and he is certainly a major reason for the scarcity of pigs in the second Batt. Yes, he ' s a true son of the old South. He never could get out of the habit of coming to attention and saluting when the band played " Dixie, " and many a Plebe has rued the day that he learned the words to " Marching Through Georgia. " Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45 N ; Varsity Baseball 1, N; Battalion Tratk 4, 3, 7. Jnhn Mnthnny GitUrist Freeport, New York This genial Irishman is our idea of a 4.0 fellow. Very few of us made as many friends as " Gilly. " At the Academy he i HB played hard, rough football for the Tars, (believe he carried a shillelagh), and when not busy with football, his time was occupied by a good western novel, chowing down, or taking " A. B. " over the hurdles in a game of handball. Gil loves children; you should hear him talk about his gang back home — all eight of them! He has set a high standard for his brothers to follow. Good luck, " wifie, " may the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Catvin §i.i€Hard Qossett Sioux City, Iowa Women are a snare and a delusion, the Navy is man ' s salvation. With these words on his lips, " Goose " found his way from IHIH the corn fields of Iowa to the shores of the Severn. A Navy man through and through, he nevertheless spent many study hours blissfully logging time for his B. S., (in sack drill). His after- noons were spent trading swaps with the football players, many of whom have special lumps to re- member him by. Uncanny cribbage hands, a locker full of chow, Navy books, hot dope, and dry humor will always be things to rememl er when we speak of Goose. J. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45 NA; Wrestling 4; Pistol 7, 4; Trident Magazine Staff 4, 3. Qeorqc ' Sherry Qriffiih Erie, Pennsylvania We no longer hear that hot trumpet of " Erie ' s " as often as we did plebe year, be- cause he now enjoys his rich appreciation of fine music through a record collection which is among the best in the hall. Throughout these past three years he has shown that he knows how to enjoy life, and he has that very useful faculty of being able to apply himself when a big job appears. Chiefly for those reasons, " Erie " is going to make the round-the-world sailing trip we all dream about, and his ability at the typewriter will prob- ably provide us with an interesting record of the voyage. Battalion Swimming 4; Varsity Wrestling 7, NA-70, 4; Orchestra 4. 190 Needham, Massachusetts H[ Folks, meet " Billy the Borer, " the happy- B go-luckiest man in the Regiment. He al- J B ways had a good time whether butting S H heads on the football team, sailing his iwl, or bouncing around in the wrestling loft. ire, the Executive Department caught up with in, but he was probably responsible for more un- Ux-d Bancroft Hall crimes than any man alive. HI could always find him at the Hops; of course ■ dances as though he ' s running a commando uirse, but that doesn ' t worry him. Three dollar ils are his nemesis, but he is still the Honorary sident of the " Crow ' s Nest. " Shake hands with (■ only man ever to kick maple sap out of an ik tree. r. Varsity Football 3, 1, ' 45; Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, J, ' 45; linat Club Sailing Master 1; Company Representative 3, 1. ' o o « « o cv . ' Q CI turrit §i«s £a mar FoNTANA, Wisconsin ■QH The summer of 1941 found " Hedy " ■ H emerging from the wilds of Lake Geneva, 9 Wisconsin, to redesign the Naval Acad- M i emy. His individualism, undaunted by four years in a military school, was best indicated by his gleaming conduct record, and Hedy ' s charm, friendliness, wit and laughter never failed to bring cheer to those near him. Spending only fifteen minutes to prepare a lesson, Hedy would still come out with top marks, and he can truth- fully be called an electrical wizard. As the prover- bial minister ' s son, Hedy sends out heart throbs at an approximate frequency of 1700 kilocycles. . . his famous last words after a hop being, " When the Hell do the lights go out? " Varsity Swimming 4, 3, ' 45; Battalion Swimming 3, ' 45. Detroit, Michigan I ' ve seen Morry read everything from Tolstoi to Terry and tht Pirates, and enjoy them all. His reading has made him an Hl anthology of desires. He is jealous of all his characters. His only fear is that he will not sec enough of life. His sailing makes him a poet, his crew makes him an athlete, his convictions make him a reformer, his sense of humor is categorical, his laugh, contagious, his taste for good music makes him a culturist, his love life fluctuates, his leaves flourish. To " Moose " life is a host of fas- cinating encounters, each more interesting than tbe last. He loves equally the roach of a liellied mainsail and the hum of a well oiled razor. Football 4, ' 45; Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45 NA; Boat Club Sailing Master 1; Glee Club 4. II Stephen £layd £atflam Paint Lick, Kentucky If you thought you saw a blank in a file of a section marching to class, or if you looked into a classroom and thought you saw a vacant seat, you didn ' t look very closely, for if you had, you would have seen " The Gremlin. " No, Steve wasn ' t very large, but he probably was the biggest little advertisement Paint Lick ever had. His ever present sober expression revealed a sternness desired in the Navy, but under that expression was a sense of humor desired everywhere. He was good for a lot of laughs here and he ' s good for a lot more. 191 rr CUiford §lay £inhcr Davidson, Oklahoma ClifTs three years as a cowboy engineer at Oklahoma A. M. seemed to stand him in good stead with a some of the more technical academic departments here. With the greatest of ease, he could always explain the most complicated integrals or processes. His O. A. O. married another Navy man, but Cliff must have recovered because he shortly began to look for all the queens on the east coast. Softball was his specialty, and the company teams that he coached and played on, were evidence of his abil- ity; but he also managed to include a little Batt. football and wrestling in his accomplishments. We hope to meet Cliff often to enjoy his pleasing per- sonality and good judgment. Mian Qenc Ittayer Elizabeth, New Jersey " Big Red " was a gentleman when arrived at the Academy and this coupled with his wit made him an outstanding HH classmate. Since his studies required only a mimimum of time " Silky " was able to indulge in many activities. His big outdoor sport was lacrosse, but he spent most of his time in Dahlgren Hall, where we will all remember him for his abi ity on the basketball court. He never failed to appear on Hop evenings for return engagements. The Honorary President of the " Crow ' s Nest " has proven himself to be a real guy, and if you ever need an extra hand at the Naval Academy ' s favorii sport see Red. Varsity Basketball 4, 3, ' 45 2 JV ' s; Lacrosse 4, 3, ' 45 NA; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3. hW CKffnrd Charles £o€l€»M o»J Newburgh, New York Cliflf, alias the " Sen-hor, " a title he ac- quired in the " savvy " Portuguese section, came from Newburgh, New York with a smile, and in three years it has widened into a broad grin. Most of the boys on the cross country and track teams saw his back more often than not. The Honorary President of the " Crow ' s Nest, " the " Senhor " is quoted as saying, " Next to food, chow is the best, " and you could always hear him shouting, " Who is going to the store, I ' ll treat, if you go. " After a blind date with a two hundred pound lady wrestler he gave up dragging. Cliff doesn ' t wear stars on his collar but he is a real star man. Track 4, ' 45; Varsity Track 3, NA; Varsity Cross Country 3, ' 45. ncnrt Thomas ntat o, tt Washington, D. C. We have known Hank to be provoked when the subsquad was turned loose in the Natatorium, or when the pool was closed for repairs, but we suspicion he was a little unhappy when the class thankfully quit the Math Department for good at the end of Youngster year. For " Willoughby " the academics held no terrors; he easily survived the worst of our trials, and for many of us Hank ' s ready coaching has saved the day. The ingredients of a good liberty are not unknown to him, and since plebe year passed by, few hops have failed to draw him to Dahlgren Hall. Constantly cheerful, whimsical, or serious with the moment, H. T. is mentally on his toes, and should never be caught with the wrong answer. Varsity Swimming 4, 3, 7, s45tN ; Track 4; Battalion Track 3, 7. 192 H 1 T iHobcrt ' MttMit ntcrrieh Concord, Massachusetts I H Although quiet and reserved in public, B Bob is the spark of any small group. He , 9 more than made up for his troubles with l lfl Steam and Skinny Departments in Bull, ,ii;o, and women. A philosopher — when his short I solid 5 ft. 8 in. made him the butt of a joke, always was ready to prove " it ain ' t the size that kes the man " by pinning the ofTender neatly i I he deck. A member of the wrestling team, he K nt many hours in the wrestling loft. His quiet hiiency and determination will take him far, liilc his happy ways and many friends will make 111 welcome everywhere. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 1 wNt. QO Saginaw, Michigan With two years at Michigan behind him, Tony came to the Academy determined to win those coveted stars! At first his slipstick fairly smoked, but the system with a French flavor managed to keep ahead of him. Meanwhile, his wives alternately blessed and cursed him. He ' d take that weekend watch — or work that tough steam prob for you. But, an electric razor before reveille and strange odors from hair restorers led to dire threats of violence ! Whether it was studying, fighting that receding hairline, or running steeplechase and cross country, you could count on Tony to put his heart and soul into it. Boat Club 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Alfred §i,Uhard €)hem, r. Atlantic City, New Jersey " Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds pursued by one Norwegian. " — that was Al ' s favorite expression. His H sharp wit and ready smile never dulled. " Olie, " " the Swede " (much to his chagrin), " the Beaver, " — he answered to them all. Sports were his great love, both writing and playing them. We ' ll remember him as the Grantland Rice of the LOG. There never was any closer follower of Navy teams. But, he also played — soccer and lacrosse being his favorites. Al ' s basso pro undo emerging from the shower was like the roar of ocean waves, especially when he sang the praises of Atlantic City, " the World ' s Playground " — he said! Just keep that smile and song leading the way, Al, and the world will be yours! Company Soccer 3, 7, ' 45; Log Stajf 4, 3, 1; Jifewman Club 4, 3, 1. f u ' - ' " ' , " ' - ' . •■ —t ' " ' Grand Rapids, Michigan To classmates and underclassmen alike, Morris will always Ix; remembered as the big, easy-going lad from Michigan who took very little guff, and put out even less. To his wife he will be rememljered as a fine companion, and the best shower vocalist in the Regiment. But Morris was not only a singer; he was also a wresder. A very stormy day it was, too, when he went forth to do battle for the Company. Those he couldn ' t pin, he frightened into submission with his ape-like tactics. Few things worried Morris, con- duct reports and " grease chits " least, and letters from Washington most. We wish him the best of luck, and hope to be shipmates with him again soon. 193 Q 11 Royal Oak, Michigan Pete takes life as it comes. Nothing seems to faze him. His smile is a permanent and contagious fixture. A hard and enthusi- astic worker, he never did anything half- heartedly, whether it was wolfing at the Hops or fifth period sack drill. A staunch crew man and a good sailor, Pete was always on the water livening up a yawl trip or the boat house with his good humor. Even when the going was tough, Pete al- ways seemed to find time to enjoy life and to get around and meet people. His friends kept him off the " pap " sheet innumerable times. Pete is easy to get along with because he likes people and people can not help liking him. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Swimming 1; Christmas Card Committee 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. §i)ittia»n 9r«vmccs J. §iSordawa New York City, New York Whoever first conceived of the sailor with a girl in every port must have had Bill in mind. From a bashful third day plebe he developed into one of ' 45 ' s prime " snakes. " His greatest fear was to be caught with- out a drag on a Hop weekend. It never material- ized. Somehow, between weekends, he found time for the Newman Club, the Reception Committee, and quite a sizeable hunk of academics. Although he often worried about the latter, he never had cause to. He could be dead serious or the life of the party as the occasion demanded. If you ever run into a Navy man with a freckled Irish face and a dazzling shoe shine, somewhere in between you ' ll find Bill Riordan. Gym 4; Battalion Swimming 3, ' 43; Battalion Track 3; Reception Committee 3, 7; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Lucky Bag Company Representative 3, 1; Newman Club, Vice-Pres., 4, 3, 1. PiTTSFiELD, Illinois His name was Royalty. . .they called hin " Duke, " and " Duke " he has been fori three years. These years he has lived inj quiet maturity that some people never] achieve. They can cancel leave, start a war, or] put him unsat . . . nothing shakes the Duke. HeJ played well. . .ran in a Plebe relay team, threy the javelin for the varsity, and made the basket-i ball squad. He worked hard. . .did his best. . .stoodl well in the upper half of his class. He too was " be- trayed by a maid in her teens, " but unembittered i he drags to this day. He possesses a tremendous store of common sense. Always honest. . .his class- mates know him for a man. Varsity Track 4, 3, NA; Varsity Basketball 4, 3, NA. Q tViiliaan U aoJ Stevens Washington, D. C. Playboy, pro-rebel, and a connoisseur of fine drinks " Bill " managed to leave his yellow convertible in Washington long enough to run up a comfortable score aca- demically. His Georgia concept of the Civil War is well expressed in his firm belief that Sherman ' s men were driven into the sea by his own state militia. Bill looked long for a sport to suit his taste, but with the exception of water polo his efforts were in vain. His never ceasing desire for a good game of bridge has added to his conviction that it should be made a competitive sport. With an easy manner and a cool head his abilities are unlimited. 194 ' i .r ' Mibcrt Carl Stratcy, jr. Lubbock, Texas @ Gangway for a man from Deep in the Heart of! Never argue with him about the merits of Texas, because you ' re sure to come out second best. In two years iih Ace, we ' ve found that everything on this iith comes a little bigger and better if it has a 1 1 xas trademark. Ace turned in a fine academic (■cord, in spite of a fondness for horizontal engi- ucring developed from Plebe year. However, Dago iiid a certain girl from Baltimore kept him mighty usy at times. A quiet fellow except when the ( Acille bell rang, Ace could be counted on in any iiicrgency to help out a friend. Baseball 4. o « QO ynhn Mmdrenv Smvamti Long Island City, New York " Johnny " left the bright lights of New York shortly before they dimmed for war. Overcoming a propensity for West Point, he settled for the Navy, which since has put brine in his veins. His gift for footwork has carried him many places. Whether on the soccer field or dance floor he cuts a wide swath. He uses his head in soccer, and his head is one thing that Johnny can be counted on to use well. When the smoke of battle rises, we know we will see him again, and that he shall have contributed more than a little to honor and victory. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, N (ZN ); Battalion Swimming 4, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Trident Magazine Staff 1; Log Staff 1. San Francisco, California " Swede " roamed the seven hills of San Francisco until one day he decided to toss in his lot with the Navy. Living with the sea for a backyard, plus the fine in- heritance of his father ' s chosen profession gives him his nautical background. Although fond of trying his hand at individual enterprise on the tennis court, fencing loft, or with the fairer sex, he can always l e counted on to join heartily in the spirit of the occasion Ix; it " a feast, a frolic, or a fight. " Whether the West Indies or far China Station, we hope we will have the pleasure of com- ing alongside again soon. Fencing 4, 45t; Battalion Tennis 4, 3, 1; Battalion Squash 3, J; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Masqueradrrs 4, 3; Log Staff 3, 7; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. 9i.0tbcrt Joseph ' iartrc Lake Forest, Illinois All the I)oys call him Rod, and he ' s the guy who makes a party, regardless of the occasion. He has only two bugbears — a fear of reveille and that phase of the system known as Academics. A deep appreciation of the finer things manifests itself in a superb locker picture collection and a weekly trip out into the village for a steak and a good show. Rod likes his sports, knows all the football teams in the country, and sjiends at least half the year over at the high-jumping pit. His easy-going manner and disdain for words and orders that affect the other 90 per cent have made him a shining beacon to all the men who think it can ' t be done. Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45 XA; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. 195 I III " .J Uarald Alfred Taytor Jackson, Michigan Hal came to the Naval Academy from Michigan — we still wonder how he man- aged to become so salty in the wilds of H the Midwest. He has a line of josh that is guaranteed to enliven the dullest of moods, and he was a wonderful cure for those Academy blue Mondays. Although he often looked badly bruised, Youngster year Hal proved his ability to push leather with the best of the welterweights. Sailing and swimming, however, were his first love. He had an intense dislike for G. I. haircuts, and his locker door revealed a fondness for " sweet young things. " We wish him the best of cruising, and will always remember him as a true shipmate. Boxing 4, NA A; Medal 3; Battalion Sailing 3, 1; Boat Club 4. Charles £ dqar ' Whiteside HuNTSviLLE, Alabama " How much time have I got to make formation? Did you say ten seconds? " And away he ' d go in a cloud of shave lather, bath towels, collar buttons, and plebes. Ah yes. Chuck had trouble with the tinkling bells of Bancroft Hall, but aside from making formations and never getting enough butter with his chow, his troubles never went any further. A hearty laugh and a genial disposition character- ized the Alabama " Rebel " throughout his stay at the Academy. His activities ranged anywhere from Lacrosse to the Property Gang, and included many a jive session with his favorite collection of rhumba records. Chuck ' s warm friendship, good sense of humor, and dependability will not be forgotten by any of his classmates. Manager Lacrosse 4, NA; Manager Varsity Lacrosse 3; Property Gang 4, 3, 1; Head 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. Mla9vretB€e Mrthur Wilder Santa Barbara, California Morning exercises, ten minutes use of the I electric razor, and a dousing finally con- vinced Larry that another day was under ' HHH way. For the first two years, everyone of them was a struggle with the studies. He was finally rewarded for his efforts by a successful first class ' year of subjects more to his liking. His willingness to cooperate at all times, and to do more than his share makes him a swell classmate. As a " wife, " he was always ready to lend a few bucks, or to i partake in a " Red Mike ' s " holiday. His interest in fires and shipboard firefighting is overshadowed only by his concern for departing hair. Sleeping! a specialty. RiJIe 4, r45t. w BUftT " " ilSIK MHamukA USAHXaL Mkai Iltta Coimpamy...l94G TOP ROW—W. S. Abernathy, S. G. Anders jr., I. G. Cannon, T. C. Chitty, A. H. Coon jr., R. S. Davijjr., G. L. Dickey jr., J. P. Eells, F. W. Furland, R.J. Gear, R.J. Gorton, W. S. Graham. SECOND ROW—K. S. Haley, A. P. Hall jr., W. R. Horner, A. L. Jones, H. C. Klopfcnstein, J. E. Langille, K. I. McKay jr., M. Moise, F. C. Parry, B. Piotrowski, F. W. Rogers, R. H. Roycr. THIRD ROW—]. M. Smith jr., F. T. Street, B. M. Sullivan, E. G. Tiffany, H. C. Walker, S. S. Waldron, J. W. Wallace, D. L. Weldon, L. R. White jr., W. H. Williams, R. L. Wright, M. M. Zenni, FOURTH ROW— h. G. Back jr., J. H. Boop, M. C. Brown ii, E. W. Cooke, H. G. Dudley, C. T. Faulders, C. R. Gieser, T. E. Groves, C. H. Guy jr., O. T. Johnson, A. C. Jones, P. I. Knauer jr. FIFTH ROW— C. C. Mauldin, R. B. McMurdo, K. A. Wade, J. R. Winslow jr. 11th Coimpaay...l947 l ' RU l ROW R. J. Laus, D. H. Rathbun, R. Ritter, B. R. Hocfcr, W. T. Sanders, J. S. Hurley, E. L. Cook, W. S. Lagcn, H. L. Edwards, B. H. Gricr, D. L. Kellogg, M. J. Yamin, J. N. Jameson. SECOND ROW—H. C. Burton, E. J. Ballje, W. K. Lampman, T. E. Suttles, R. P. Fletcher, L. B. Flaherty, R. S. Stone, G. B. Barnett, J. D. Baskm, P. E. Beam, L. A. Davenport, R. H. McKinney. THIRD ROW—]. M. Stevens, C. J. Renner, G. A. Kern, D. B. Hubbs, F. B. Bromley, W. C. Doe, R. W. Sitz, W. M. Oiler, E! R. Bcane, H. E. Whyte, W. M. Simpich, O. J. Loper, E. A. Scolcs. FOURTH ROW— V. F. Basilius, P. R. McMurray, L. B. Sisson, W. H. Mclnroy, J. G. McKie, W. L. Hinkir, C. F. Pollock, B. E. Smith, J. W. Walker, W. C. Powell, C. W. Causey, F. SUto, R. A. Marmet, R. S. Stegman. THIRD BATTALION OFFICER TWELFTH COMPANY It was a sage three striper of a class that went before us who once announced in a plaintive tone, " We would never have thought of doing such a thing when we were Youngsters. " His remark was directed against the rather censurable actions of the 17th Company 3 c who were later to array themselves under the banner of the 12th Company " Negats. " Introduced to the Academy at a time when the Severn society of so-called sailors was dominated by the epicurean tastes of such characters of Sammy Jones, Shadrack, and Bud Lee, we have lived to see that non-regulation era all but forgotten. The rise of the class of ' 43 brought an athletic regime during which we Plebes began to wander away from our radiators. During Youngster Year under the guidance of the astute class of ' 44, the perplexities of life were increased. With this background came the boys from the 17th, out of the 4th Batt. and the protecting arms of Uncle Eddie, to shed their light upon the dismal Third Batt. We had champion hot dopesters " and unexcelled genius for doing the impossible, usually against the system. Yes, the group that enjoyed the semi- sanctity of the top deck was scarcely that which entered in the summer of ' 41. I l»t Set P. F. Burdett, Commander R. D. Donavan, H. B. Doyle, J. H. Boelens D. H. Paul, Commander H. T. Johnson, F. A. Hale, E. E. Hastings Curtis Mthcrlnwa Brooklyn, New York " Skip, " with two years of luxurious col- lege life behind him, found that the Academy was no country club. " Young I Hi Curt " had no trouble with studies and would have been a star man if he could have stayed away from his bunk long enough. " Curt " could be found on the baseball diamond during the after- noons catching a bang-up game. He was a modern swing fan and practically wore out his record player. His favorite recording is " Sweet Eloise " — possibly because of a young lady of the same name who possesses a Naval Academy miniature. " Skip " is airminded and already owns a private pilot license. We will always remember " Skip ' s " con- tribution to our nightly " bull sessions " and his desire to become a top-notch fighter pilot. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, , NA; Battalion Football 3; Battalion Sivimming 1. - .Jizz - nhn Chartcs mrron New York City, New York Out of the wilds of New York City, thai day in August, 1941, came Jack after four wonderful years at Manhattan Col- 1 lege. Needless to say, the routine of the Academy came as a shock to him; however, it wasn ' t long before he had acclimated himself, and §lnhert mrittot JtlmvcH Laramie, Wyoming Q " Big Bob " came out of the wild West and railroading, to say nothing of the social life, to seclusion and the Navy. He prob- ably figured that riding ships was like riding bucking broncos. Plebe year found him on the radio networks and dragging blind. When he doesn ' t show up at a Hop, dragging or stag, Dahl- gren will collapse. Academics worried him a great deal, but his marks jiever showed any need of it. He hit the frap sheet with the rest of us but tried very hard to stay off it. Bob will be gunning for his Jap along with the rest of ' 45. Masqueraders 4, 3, 1; Property Gang 3, 1; Reception Committee 1. " running " the first class was second nature. Thus, Plebe year passed amidst bilged exams and " bed- time " stories. Youngster year finally arrived and passed in the typical Barron formula — good dailies, unsat exams, and 2.50, occasionally sprinkled with dragging (blind or otherwise). First Class year was easy too, being coupled with the " dope " and several weekends thrown in for good measure. Three years by the Bay haven ' t affected Jack much. Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 1; Company Touch Football 3, 1; Company Softball 3, 1; Newman Club; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7. YouNGSTOWN, Ohio Bob came to the Academy from Ohio via the Fleet; our gain was a great loss for both of them. Bobby didn ' t " Star, " but that was only because he would rather relax and enjoy life. In his spare time you could find " Robin " down on the ketches, H and very few weekends found him far from the Eastern Shore. Bob ' s only real ob- jection to the Academy was that he couldn ' t be here and with Kay at the same time. His friendship and loyalty will be remembered and cherished by his many friends, and " when two or three shall meet " Bob will be one of the first to be recalled. Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Foreign Language Club 4, 3; Model Club 3; Radio Club 7; Stage Gang 7. 1 200 n 1 Cliff nrd § a»Mi m«frmann Jersey City, New Jersey ■■ 1 " Whumf, six more days and Rita Ann will he here ! " With a slam of his fist on the l a table, the " Mick ' s " eyes glaze over, O. P. 735 l)ecomcs an unreal blur, and he slips 1 into the wide-eyed day dream. First Class year our ixjy ixjunced into his big |K)si- Ifc l tion, cheer leader, and began pouring out some of his boundless energy in whipping up enthusiasm in the regiment. First up at reveille, he was a continual source of amazement to his " wives " who never did find out how anyone could Ix; so gay after the " Fourth Deck Alarm " drove them out of warm l)eds. The pleijes, the youngsters, and the elite all knew " Mick, " his smile, his buoyant spirits, and his song. Hop Committee 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3; Cheer Leader 1. Mlhcrt Walker taekburu Richmond, Virginia Q When " Blackie " came to us from Rich- mond, he came with a yen for learning which has made quick work of the pre- scribed curriculum of the Academy. A completed course in aeronautical engineering attests to the leisure that even the inflexible de- mands of " L ' Ecole Naval " afforded and to the good use to which he put it. During the past three years he learned to fly while most of us lolled at home in idleness. As though the obvious were not enough, he has also managed to find time to de- velop an appreciation of literature and the arts. To his engineering mind and a phenomenal supply of general information, " Blackie " has blended a natural charm that will always make him welcome in any circle. Jahn ' Uavard ' indent Marksville, Louisiana Jack is the strong silent type, hailing from the deep South and owning a pleasing southern drawl which he used most often to defend his beloved South. At times he found the academic road quite bumpy, but sheer pluck and common sense kept his head well above the waterline. Though a silent nature indicated a shyness to women, dragging weekends always found him contributing his share of wooing. His heart, however, always belonged to Gloria. His friends were numerous; his enemies nil. This Southern gentleman will be a fighting naval officer, a fine shipmate, and a terror to the enemy. Q € arl £cc rumcr Hamilton, Ohio ' Bruno, " a lx)uncing lad of eighteen, left Ohio to come to our sanctuary on the Severn for his higher learning. With Ear! came a greeting, " Hi, yuh fella, " a song, " DoTi ' t Wanna, ' ' ' ' and a newspaper, ' ' The Hamilton Bazoo ' ' ' ; the women were the only things left lie- hind. The Executive Department always wanted to hold hands with our " Bruno, " but their desire was never fulfilled. The Academic Department fired away at " Briino, " but the parallax in their red books prevented a hit. Earl already has the first requirement of a great naval officer, a famous slogan. " Get it done but don ' t take a strain. " i bic rss ' 5 rs. TawMt Neither JSwr«fef ff Silver Springs, Maryland Two natural gifts, self-confidence and an intense desire to get ahead, symbolize " Porky. " Before coming to Annapolis, he HH attended Fordham where, he claims, " he learned about life. " Maybe he did, for life never fazed Paul. Exhibiting an intense " joz de vivre, " he was always doing something — and in no half- way manner. Whether at the head of the company, pitching for the varsity baseball team, or escorting one of his numerous O. A. O ' s., Paul always had the situation well in hand. He is not perfect, but he has many assets, impressive appearance, effi- cient manner, and a pleasant disposition. One can ' t forget Paul; he has that certain something. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, 1, ' 45, N ; Varsity Soccer 3, , a45f, NA; Company Touch Football 3, 1, ' 45; Reception Committee 4, 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 7. Wakefield, Massachusetts H| H| Don entered the Academy via the Naval ■ M Reserve; so he had a decided advantage over many of us who came from colleges M H and high schools. His Boston accent, eagerness for arguments, and pleasing personality have made many friends for him during his stay by the Severn. " Whiskey " has never let dragging or drags bother him, welcoming both queens and the other kind with optimism and an eye for a good time. Youngster year found Don keeping the An- napolis florists in business, the candy shops open, and the plebes busy. Tall tales about leave — " Why yes, as a matter of fact. . . " but there ' s always a table handy for listeners to man. His good qualities and character will make him a fine officer. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4; French Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 3, 1. jacket of America. " Cliff " will never be lonely. His magnetic personality has mystified scientists for years, and it bothered " Cliff " too, during study hours. Any room he ever lived in was a constant beehive with visitors buzzing in and out. He al- ways provided the headquarters for happy hours, jam sessions, marshmallow toastings, and general havoc. Battalion Swimming 3, 1; Battalion Track 3; Pushball J. yawncs y»Mcph Coniin, jr. Jersey City, New Jersey They say Helen O ' Connell ' s mascara tears washed the streets of Jersey City the day " Jig Jig " bade farewell to Fordham and took up bending an elbow for the Navy crew instead of just bending an elbow. True, Annapolis didn ' t have the wide assort- H HI ment of Iri pulchritude that surrounds the remote regions of Jersey, but the " Jungle ' s " dragging record is still unscathed (never drag ' em twice). Although he speeded up the Executive Department ' s gray hair ratio, Jim has done a great job as a top-notch student, striper, and plebe mis-informer; he has piled up a record for making friends that just can ' t be beat. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, N; Battalion Swimming 4, ' 45; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7; Stage Gang 4; Company Touch Football; Plebe Tennis; Boat Club 4. 202 IB Mason City, Illinois " The gouge can ' t be right; I didn ' t get the same answer! " You can disregard things like that because Donnie stars without a bit of strain. Try to keep up with his women trouble though, and you ' re in for a puzzle of the first water. This lad from Mason City always has a grin handy, and is one of those fortunate guys who " hasn ' t an enemy in the world. " His taste in literature runs to cowboy stories, but his taste in music has called forth some unprintable invectives from his wives. Donnie is a swell pal, and a cinch for success anywhere. Battalion Track 3, ' 45; Sound Unit 3, 1; Movie Gang 3, 1, Director J. Mount Vernon, New York From the banks of Eastchester Creek to the banks of the Severn came " Harry- Dog " Doyle. The " Dog " was all set for country-club life and managed to live it in a modified sort of way, although the academics did break up his day. Battalion tennis, squash, and Softball took up most of his afternoons — that is, the ab cri frameis atardeau Chicago, Illinois Although regarded as a " Red Mike " by most of his friends, his " wives " know that he ' s really a " wolf at heart. Coming H from the Windy City to the East was quite a change for " Joe, " and although a few pro- vincialisms brought him into occasional conflict with the Bull profs, the " Beetle " managed to keep out of the clutches of the academic board. Kanaka music and boxing were his outward loves, but the fairer sex were always a major problem, and we ' ll put our money on the " little lady " when he meets her. A " diamond in the rough, " conscientious to a fault. Bob is sure to realize his lifelong ambition of being a good naval officer. Varsity Boxing 4; J fA A Medal 4. afternoons in which he was not engaged in his major sport, extra duty. To complete his country- club existence, Harry managed to drag some choice morsel to almost every Hop. Whether it was the stars on his collar or that gleam in his eye that attracted the women, we ' ll never know, but they certainly were attracted. Company Softball 3; Battalion Squash 3, 1; , Battalion Tennis 1; Log 4, 3. ranhttfta JtvmrJ Harris At Large Where ' s he from? Los Angeles, Denver, Terre Haute — oh, what ' s the difference? " Home is where you are, " is what Frank would say. Out of Uncle Sam ' s Fleet and into the arms of Mother Bancroft came " Flange, " made fast to a seabag full of sea stories. Never in a hurry, his friendly advice was always, " Just take a strain, buddy, lots of time. " Just missing his stars in academics, he went on to get them in gym. A good rope climtjer at the Academy, we ' ll lie looking for him to climb the professional ladder rapidly when he returns to the Fleet. Best o ' luck, " wife, " think of the rest of us when you ' ve got that white cottage and the ten kids. Varsity Gym 3, 7; gM ' t J; Boat Club 4, 3, I.- Portuguese Club 4, 3. ' j MJ - -rs;: -- -r=— -jc.. ' I ntarh ' Jnhn Qallaqher Lawrence, Massachusetts Entering the Naval Academy directly from high school, Mark had a difficult time his first year. However, after over- coming homesickness for old Massachu- setts, he soon hit his stride. Although deeply inter- ested in psychology and philosophy, he always found time from Plato for workouts in the gym and for those dragging weekends. Liked by everyone, his curly hair and constant smile often put him in amazing difficulties with the opposite sex. We ' ll always remember Ma rk for his willingness to lend a helping hand and for his discourses on the strength of willpower. We wish him all the luck in the world and hope he gets the sub duty he ' s aiming for. fence. dvvard £ ttiM ' MtastiwBgjs, u Fryeburg, Maine Along with a broad New England twant " Turret " brought with him one of thi best-natured dispositions of the Academy He always found the sunny side of th except for the few times he lounged unde the shade of an occasional " tree. " With a Strang, ' Sfrcderit Mrthnr ' MttBle, jr. Athens, Georgia Fred, in the mild manner which indicates his Southern birth, has managed the course at the Naval Academy as few are able to do. When others are worrying about their academic work, he manages a faint look of surprise as though the topic were entirely foreign to him. His forte has always been his good fellowship — jokers have persistently regarded it his only redeeming feature — and he will always be a good man to have around. His good looks and charm will take him a long way; his good sense will take him further. One doesn ' t need to be a soothsayer to predict great things for Fred. fondness for weekends, brother Ed kept himse quite busy with soccer, lacrosse, and the weak( sex. With his willingness to help and ability to sf the funny side of a situation, he made the best roommates. Taking chances was his hobljy, an thanks to some unknown Merlin, he usually carr through unscratched. A good man to have on oi team, " Turret " will make it tough for the enem ' Lacrosse 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 3, 7; Reception Committee 3, 7. nhert Samnct ' Hayes New Kensington, Pennsylvania Entering the Academy very late during plebe summer after a starring year at W. and J., " The Happer " wasted little time in gaining a reputation as the happiest freshman in the regiment. Like dynamite " Hap " comes in a small package; never- 1 theless he was an asset to the baseball, basketball and soccer squads. A profound interest in philosophy, liberal arts, and theology absorbed at " collitch " added to his ability to argue and to uphold the highest standards of the Bull and Dago Departments. A sweet little brunette soon changed his indifferent opinion of women, and subsequently many of his weekend workouts shifted from the gym to the dance floor. His conscientiousness and positive character will undoubtedly take him a long way in the Fleet. Baseball 4, 3, 7; Basketball 4, 3, 7; Soccer 3, 7; French Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4; Company Representative 3, 7. 204 11 Birmingham, Alabama A hearty laugh, a keen sense of humor, and an impressive fund of information, academic and otherwise, maice George a welcome mcmljcr of any gathering. Author, cowhand, engineer, extraordinary seaman — these are only hints at the versatility of the handsome, genial Alabaman. Those who have sailed with him will attest to his prowess as a racing skipper. Never troubled with academics, he often burned the midnight oil to obtain that liljcral education not found in the academy curriculum or to add to that imposing array of manuscripts to his credit. His personality and amiability will take George a long way; his inherent ability will do the rest. Battalion Pushball 3; Class Crtst Commilttf, Chairman 4; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 1. WiotBard Thomas ' Johtason SuFFERN, New York Plebe year it was " Numbers — money in the Fleet, " while the slogan for Youngster year was, " I drag only good kids. " Came First Class year and the scope was wid- ened to, " I drag. " Yes, those were his sentiments and he lived up to them. But still " Howie " found time to " star " each year, besides indulging in t athletic activities. Several members of the Execu- tive Department will join with us in remembering his ever present whistling, which seemed to include every tune published. We shared in a lot of things, including our love for " Norm, " but I ' ll always rememljer " Wifie " Ijest when I recall those danger- ous eight-second eternities we spent together wait- ing for the Fourth Deck Express to take off. Varsity Basketball 3, 1; Varsity Soccer 3; Battalion Football 1; Lucky Bag 1; Varsity Track 1; ■ ■ ' . TT- z — . — ._ . — Stars 4, 3. §iieharJ Jmtuud ynrtbcug Portland, Maine We never had to ask Dick where he came from, for as soon as he spoke, we knew that here was a New Englander. One thing Dick missed when he came south to Maryland was his skiing. After he came back from leave, we knew all about the .skiing conditions in Maine. At the Academy sailing took up a great deal of his time, while at other times he could Ik; found busy working with his radio and its various attachments. In spite of his many duties he still finds time for entertaining with the Reception Committee. Life became quite l earable when Dick brought his many new and ingenious installations to our four man suite on the fourth deck. Sailing 4, 3, 7; Soccer 3; Sound Unit, director 4, 3, J; Movie Gang, director, 4, 3, J; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1. — -J-fc-fearrtga- " --: — - , ejward Htfddtf £mdd Peotone, Illinois I caving the University of Illinois after a successful freshman year, Ed came to Navy where he acquired among other things his nickname, " Limer. " Being of a savvy nature, he mastered his studies with ease and found them only a matter of routine. Half his spare time he sjjent in the gym at his favorite pas- time, basketball, the other half at his greatest joy- giver " the old sack. " Like all old salts he Ijelieved that variety is the spice of life and dragged his girls from all parts of the country. Because of his affable nature and ability to do a good job, he will be a welcomed shipmate anywhere. Radio Club 3; French Club 3; Boat Club 4, 1; Reception Committee 3. -i J ' jTT ' , T «i|: tVitliam §)aniel £anc New York City, New York " Good sense and good nature are seldom parted, " — add a keen sense of humor, a fighting spirit, and you have Bill. Recita- tions, drills, and lectures were slumber- times to him. When there was studying to do, however, there was one thing that he did — study. He kept in shape with crew and tennis, but where he excelled was with the women and on the dance floor. " Smooth Lou, " as the girls called him in their private discussions, with his good taste for food and his keen eye for the fair sex, was always a good liberty partner. Bill ' s fine personality, scholarly traits, professional interest, and gentle- manly manners will earn for him only the best in the future. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 7, ' 45, N; Battalion Tennis 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3. ' Hugh Cnrtvin ' ttlason Norfolk, Virginia Coming from the Naval Reserve, " Brick " brought with him a magnanimous heart coupled with the desire to make the Navy l l his career. A true salt from a Navy family he spent many of his weekends, when not dragging the " femmes, " on the Academy yawls and qualified ' Sfranh ' Harlan IHarMc Paoli, Pennsylvania Methodical by virtue of his Quaker an- cestry, " Spike " had no difficulty adapt- ing himself to the routine and discipline of the Academy. An excellent mind found him even less concerned with its academic aspect. As an athlete he likewise was ably equipped, but he overcame this obstacle to become a member in good standing of the radiator squad. Despite his obvious qualifications as model midshipman, " Windy, " as his intimates knew him, was an in- dependent spirit, inclined to do his own thinking and express himself accordingly. The latter was usually right if not always opportune. Rich in ambition and natural ability, Frank will un- doubtedly prove an asset to any naval organization. for a yawl command. The " Brick " had a great love for arguments; his dogmatic character resulted ir numerous and prolonged dissertations on an infinite range of topics. Wrestling was his other pastime and it synchronized with his prodigious efforts tc apply himself. His greatest vice is eating and hi; first question after being sworn in was, " Where ' ; the messhall? " Businesslike, persevering, and stead- fast, " Brick " will make a valuable addition to the Navy. Battalion Football 4; Battalion Wrestling 4; Battalion Pushball 3, Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3. Jawncs Cobb Ittaihcsam OcoNOMOwoc, Wisconsin " Matty, " as the fellows knew him, or " Jimmy, " as the girls called him, hailed from the land of milk and cheese, woods and lakes. One of his greatest prides was to ex- plain to an interested plebe how his home town, Oconomowoc, received its name. Two years at the University of Chicago gave him a foundation which he further developed with Liberty and Cosmopolitan. An occasional sailing trip to the Eastern shore on the Vamarie fulfilled his dreams of seeing the world. Jim kept his zoot suit form with frequent workouts in the pool and on the track. With his short hair which he never combed and his constant smile, Jim was everybody ' s friend. Swimming 4, 1; Class Ring Committee 3; Bool Club 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3. 206 II 1 iabcrt raueit manrc Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wherever there is anything of interest going on, that ' s where you ' ll find " Alfy. " His participation in numerous extra-curricular activities, ranging from Battalion football to the Stage Gang, probaijly was the main reason why Boh didn ' t " star " ■ H throughout his Academy career. Nevertheless, he still rates as one of the men that " get the stuff. " Several of his less " savvy " classmates have Bob to thank for helping them over the more difficult obstacles in the academic field. A good sense of humor, a genial per- sonality, and his ever-ready helpfulness make " Alfy " a worthwhile friend and a loyal shipmate. Battalion Tennis 1; Battalion Squash 3, 1; Battalion Football 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Stage Gang 3, 1; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag 4, 1; Lucky Bag Company Representative 1. Gloversville, New York Perhaps you have never heard of Glovers- ville; well, neither had we before Neil was introduced to us three years ago. Now all of us will remember it as the town that gave us a valuable helpmate for our struggle with the many difficulties which beset an Ensign striker. Never an idler " La Mole " apportioned ' 3fran€it Mvcry athcr, §r. CoRONADO, California " Pack " never griped about living with me, and that is a problem. He never asked for answers to foolish questions, he never ■■■■ borrowed any of my money or repeated corny jokes, he never complained when the inevit- able blind drag was his for the day, and he never thought of turning in his chit. Not the typical mid- shipman, but please don ' t think that " Pack " a strange person or dull; on the contrary, I consider myself very fortunate to have had him along. I ' ll always remember how he would burst into the room after a good leave and how patient he was around exam time. It is my hope that we continue to be business partners and friends. Tennis 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3, 1; Math Club 4, 3, 1; Photographic Club 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, J. i- time to his various activities in the ratio of their importance. When he wasn ' t demonstrating his definite athletic ability on the lacrosse and soccer fields, he was usually trying to find better ways to drag better drags. In spite of the small amount of time left for studying, he managed to scoff at the threats of the academic departments. Varsity Soccer 3, 1; N 3; Varsity Lacrosse 3, 1; N 3, 1; French Club 3; Log Company Representative 1; ; Model Club 3. Melrose, Massachusetts Seldom did we find Dave in his room, for the golf bug was deeply imbedded in his spirit. His " wives " knew what it meant to be a golf widow, for he left the putting greens only occasionally to look at his books. Nevertheless he was always standing among the higher men of his class. Once in awhile " Hacker " would give up golf for a weekend with the women, but as far as we can see, his only solution is to find a girl that is a golfer. However, we know he will be able to give up his golf or anything else to make some C. O. a worthy officer. Varsity Golf 4, 3, 1; Captain 1; N 3; Stars 4, 3. ■i-J S - " ' J -. Jf - irr Jahn VUiar § etcrs Marinette, Wisconsin Hailing from the midwest, " Peto " entered the Academy marked by the ever promin- ent vestiges of Marquette school spirit and the old " college try. " His Navy aspirations dated back as far as his first pair of long trousers and a year on N. R. O. T. C. Getting acclimated to academics was effortless for " Peto, " but his pensive thoughts were more often con- centrated on leave than on integration. Always affable and peppy he made friends easily and as a roommate was incomparable. His pulchritudinous perplexities usually amounted only to, " which one this time? " Hard working, conscientious, philan- thropic, and " Blue and Gold " to the core " Peto " can be depended upon to steer a wise course and to bring his ship successfully into port. Nevuman Club 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 3. Effingham, Illinois Out of the Fleet and into the Acaden came this corn belt character. The we known sound and fury of his uninhibit( antics were typical, but Johnny was i mental lightweight and every bit as conscientio as he was unconventional. A recognized authori Pine Bluff, Arkansas " Always ready for a frolic or a fray " — add to that a fine sense of humor and a pleasing personality; the result is Bill. After spending a year at prep school, Bill came to the Academy to continue his naval career. The Executive Department did not bother Bill, for he left it alone and it left him alone. Aca- demics, well, they were a little bothersome at times which was a result of his enjoyment of good music and his ability to relax. Following the true Arkansas trait. Bill is very fond of a good story and is equally adept at telling them. Submarine school is Bill ' s next stop and here ' s hoping he will soon have those well-earned dolphins. Battalion Pushball 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Foreign Language Club 4, 3; Stage Gang 1 . on all aspects of dra gging, an ardent advocate the body beautiful, and a highly competent sli stick manipulator, " Big John " put more ener into his dancing, wrestling, and academics th. any ten ordinary men. Save for an occasional co cern over the loss of those delightful dark bro locks, he lives a completely happy man. To ship should go a good-natured, hard working, ai thoroughly capable young officer. Wrestling 4, 3, 1, ' 45 wNAt; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 7. Beverley Randolph Millwood, Virginia A man well deserving of such a distinguished family, Bev, the only Southerner among three New Englanders, had little trouble holding up his end of any discussion. He has a mind of his own that accomplishes whatever he sets out to do. With a weak- ness for good-looking women and a liking for sports. Randy still found time for fre- quent bridge sessions. Bev is a true southern gentleman in rnore ways than one, well-man- nered, forceful, and a great exponent for handing out dope, whether good or bad. He ' s a man any skipper will be more than happy to get. Battalion Track 4, 3, J; Battalion Bowling 3, 7; Reception Committee 3, 7. 208 fl Annapolis, Maryland It is unfortunate indeed that " Jiggs " had three strikes on him when he entered the " pearly gates. " Yes, Ijeing an Annapolitan sure is tough on a plelje, but Truman weathered the storm lilce a true sailor. When he was not briefing the glamorous aspects of dear old Maryland, " Jiggs " could lie found tearing up the soccer patch or beating his brains out with the ham-and-cggcrs. His " wife " will long remcmlKT him for his persistent desire to grub skags and for those nightly bull sessions. " Baldy " never .said much alxjut the fair sex, but you can be sure he thought plenty, and if in doubt just ask that little southern gal we know. Soccer 4, 3; Lacrosse 4, 3, J; Baltaiion Push Ball J. arreti WMqcne §i obcris Detroit, Michigan " Smiley " left the ranks of those carefree pre-war people, college men, to fulfill his boyhood ambition of being an admiral. His desire for education, however, has led him not to confine his entire attention to tech- nical sui)jects. Who knows, perhaps his desire to lie a lawyer as well as an officer may be fulfilled tinnatd £,J9vard §i.a€ii.9velh r. Q Wakefield, Massachusetts Coming from Massachusetts and being a Navy Junior, " Rocky " entered the Acad- emy with a significant background. Since that day of days he has led us all a merry chase with his many activities, chiefly dragging, track, and cross-country. His collection of feminine photographs has been a source of drags for dozens of us. During Youngster year, however. Rocky met Anne, whom we all hope to see in the Navy before long. Possessed with a broad sense of humor, noth- ing disturbs or interrupts his happy life. These qualities plus a strong interest in the Navy will make him a welcome companion and a fine officer. Good luck, " Rock. " Cross Country 4; Battalion Track 4, 3; Varsity Cross Country 7. Qeme Viemdevmmm SilKwmam Carmi, Illinois some day. His faculty for doing work quickly has left him many hours for Time; and yet his grades haven ' t suffered. Continually looking forward to graduation and the life of an officer, Farrell will indeed breathe freer air when he dons his bars and sets off for sea duty. Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Battalion Fencing 3, 1; Boat Club 4. Q quite With a " Women are secondary in my life " every Monday, a drag every week- end, and a mysterious gal out in Chicago, ' Mercury, " the snake of our suite, had time of it. He hails from Carmi, which is somewhere in Illinois and where he sparked his high school football team on to victory. Gene is quiet but knows where he is going. He is all for this Navy of ours and can Ix; depended ujxjn to do whatever job is assigned to him after graduation. This " wife " of ours is one of those rare Ijeings who accomplishes about everything he sets out to do. Battalion Track 4, 3. -i S : JL hiiiip £wMf cnc Spcrrt Minneapolis, Minnesota Phil came to the Naval Academy after a year at the University of Minnesota and two years in the business world. He found the Academy a trifle different from what he had expected, and it took him awhile to orient himself; but he finally managed to get squared away in a shipshape manner. " Gyro, " as he was known as a plebe, lived up to his nickname by tumbling on the varsity gym team and winning his letter. The rest of his spare time was spent in writing to his O. A. O., listening to his 200 odd records, and dragging queens to all the Hops. We ' ll really miss Phil and his clever witticisms, which added so much to nightly bull sessions. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1; Drum and Bugle Corps 4; Cheer Leader 4. §inbert middlctnn Waters RivERTON, New Jersey " You could star! " was the profs ' war-cry, but " El Chico " just smiled and main- tained course and speed. A man of many interests, the " Ace " is equally at home on the lacrosse field or at the billiard table, and wherever he is, he makes his presence felt. Most of us garner at least a few gray hairs during our stay at the Academy, but academics, the feminine ele- ment, and the Executive Department still left this steady gent from New Jersey with the situation well in hand. A grand guy and a swell " wife " ; the Fleet is lucky to have him. Varsity Basketball Manager 4; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 1; Lucky Bag Circulation Staff 1. Crar ' Hari9vctt ' Witder, jr. Pulaski, New York When nature endowed the " Big Trace with a rather lengthy frame, it also b stowed upon him a tall tale-telling abilit; His sense of humor, never lacking, mad comedy of any situation. His talents also flowe in and out of his cherished slush pump, alwa loudest at any battalion roundup, and those rar serious moments found him singing with the Chap( Choir. Marked among his first loves was someon we knew as " Barb " and that great little town c Pulaski. Academics rarely troubling him, " Junior spent much time with corny recordings and cor templating super weekend liberties. Above all, h: personality plus and his joy in just being able t live assure Trace of shipmates and success whereve he may be. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 7; Glee Club 4; French Club 4, 3; Leader Battalion Band 4, 3. I Robert Qrahatn §i ihom Clairton, Pennsylvania ' Spark " lived out in the steel country before he decided to spend a few quiet years by the Chesapeake. He brought with him a smile and a manner that won him many friends. Steam slowed him up a little during plebe year but not for long. Youngster year Hattie moved into his life, and on weekends where the one was you could usually find the other. He moved into First Class year with a desire to get all he could out of our professional subjects. His eyes are looking out toward the Pacific where he hopes to be soon and where some ship will add a valuable officer to its roster. 1 210 I 12iii Company. •• 1940 TOP ROW— C. H. Agnew, W. B. Althoff, K. E. Bauman, I. T. Bolton, J. G. Boniface, H. A. Borgcrding, H. Collins, P. M. Coope, G. O. Dutton, J. W. Edwards, K. W. Fischer jr., E. H. Fisher. SECOJ D ROW—W. S. Fryer, W. P. Gatewood, R. L. Glendinning, J. E. Guentz, J. F. Hall (turned back ' 47), R. R. Hart, L. L. Junod, R. F. Korbesmeyer, D. L. Larson, J. E. Lowell, H. M. McPhillips jr., R. Moorman. THIRD ROW— J. Popa, R.J. Quallen, S. G. Rae, J. W. Russel, W. G. Spangle ii, P. J. Stucve, M. D. Turley jr., W. F. Whalen jr., C. V. Wilhoit jr., F. G. Avcy jr., H. J. Brown, K. C. Christianson. FOURTH ROW— W. D. Clark jr., R. A. Gaul jr., C. D. Grojean, D. W. Heagy iii, W. W. Hourigan, W. M. Huey. A. F. Jacobus, G. J. Klug, E. F. Lord, G. G. Macon, J. H. McKnight, Y. M. MiUer. FIFTH ROW—Vf. R. Montgomery, R. F. Mott, F. Parrish jr., C. O. Penney jr., R. H. Robeson jr., C. A. Rulon, R. D. Taylor, R. O. Welander. ■?§ tB»-t • " ' t 1 :2«l. " «»■■ ■»£• ■am ' ■«»zM. V FRONT ROW— S. T. Moak, N. J. Corrivcau, P. F. Thomas, D. L. Shield, L. A. Marckesano, R. N. Barker, M th m Ompan . • • M " P ' » ' " " • ' j, ; y R h, T. LaPenna, J. S. McNulty, R. N. Baker, T. C. Waller, J. F. Rex. SECOND ROW— J. B. Jones, A. J. :slie, C. Pickert, W. M. Hcbcrt, E. B. Tomlinson, A. R. Sinsom, C. K. Allendorf, J. W. Leslie, C. W. Smith, J. W. Jahant, L. L. Winans, E. T. Mathis, A. W. Guibord. THIRD ROW— G. W. Ford, J. E. Callahan, G. S. Tate, R. G. Colquhoun, R. D. Lochner, B. S. Merrill, H. T. Settle, J. Gewin, J. H. Schofield, O. S. Hallctt, F. L. King. FOURTH ROW— D. E. Donohugh, J. R. March, B. D. Wiggins, C. R. Jeffs, R. D. Jameson, R. T. Crane, W. C. Smith, R. D. Qubb, K. J. Cole, H. W. Maw, A. A. Bradley. COMPANY OFFICER THIHTEENTH COMPANY In June of ' 43 the Youngsters of the Second Company moved out from under the protecting wing of Fearless Fosdick to join the Scout- master ' s Eager Beaver Patrol Thirteen. Despite his careful tutelage, several short-order houses, a few gambling dens, and a salt mine sprang up and flourished in the musty corridors of the third wing. Had it not been for us, many of the Academy ' s activities, including the sub and weak squads, would have been sadly undermanned. Among our number we boasted the best of four-stripers, the designer of our class ring, half the staff of the Lucky Bag, the " Crocodile ' s " skipper, the captains and managers of two varsity teams (as well as a good number of players), and the holders of scores of other im- portant positions in our Academy life. Not content with keeping busy during our stay at Bancroft, many of us spent part of our annual leaves on cruises, at sub school, or at various flight training bases. We ' ve made a good showing in our three years here and have had fun doing it, which is about all we could have asked, and about all we can ask of the future. 11 1st Set J. F. Bradley, Commander W. P. Shuman, Q. R. Schulz, W. F. Petrat 2nd Set R. A. Eidson, Commander S. Rorex, Jr., K. A. Johnson, S. C. Daubin -59 m ' Vernnn ' Sfranhtin MndewMnn Minneapolis, Minnesota If you ever wonder why the Thirteenth Company has no radio troubles, here ' s ==jjj your answer: " Andy, " a radio ham from H Minnesota, has run the town shops prac- tically bankrupt by fixing our volume controls and record players as a hobby. How he managed to keep the starboats and yawls in first place, remedy the company ' s radio troubles, pitch company soft- ball, sing in the Choir and Glee Club, drag twice a week, write six letters a day and still stay sat is what the boys in 3240 would like to know. The lover will be found anytime after 1946 in a Corsair at about 30,000 feet, looking for some unlucky Zero. Varsity Starboat Sailing, Fleet Sec ' y 3, 1; Baseball 4; Battalion Basketball 4, ' 45; Radio Club, Vice Pres., Sec ' y-Treas., 4, 3, 7; Choir 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club, Starboat Sailing Master 4, 3, 7; German Club 4, 3, 1; Juice Gang 3, 1; Drum Detail 4, 3. Fort Thomas, Kentucky Having an appreciation for popular music and a smooth style of dancing, Jack ' . ' favorite diversion was dragging to thf hops. Academics never came easy for him J but determination and hard work kept him cleai ' of an appearance before the Academic Board. Be-i; sides studies and bunk drills, this lad from the Blue! Grass State found time for sailing, fencing and tennis. Quick with a Southern smile, and ratheii easy going. Jack was a sincere classmate and will be a good shipmate. If that assignment to aviation duty comes, we will probably find him fulfilling! his life ' s ambition of seeing the world in a flyingi ° - m Battalion Tennis 4; Battalion Pushball 3; Chess Club 4; P Foreign Language Club 4, 3. Denver, Colorado " Dutch " is quite a scrapper in the ring, and he usually has a " shiner " to prove it. Some people might think that he zigged too many times when he should have zagged, but he ' ll tell you that he just walks on his heels to save wear on his shoes. Academics gave Ken the " clanks, " but there were a lot of us who would have traded our class standing for his. Dur- ing study hour " Dutch " would usually write a letter to cheer some lonely girl, or maybe study a little — from the New Yorker. When he left Colorado and came to Bancroft, someone told Ken about submarines; and for him that is the Navy. Boxing 4, 3, 1, bNt; Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3; Math Club 1; Chess Club 3. CoRONADO, California Although a Navy Junior born in Balti- more, F. T. is a Californian at heart, al- ways singing the praises of that state and ■■i of Coronado, his adopted home town. Studies gave him very little trouble, but not so his eyes; and almost any day in the year he could be found plotting ways to pass the next physical exam. In the field of athletics Fred confined himself to swimming, being one of the stars of the team. He preferred to spend the rest of his time reading wild westerns or collecting new records. " Pequeiiito " made himself a very satisfactory wife by being a great short order cook; and his wit helped to turn many a study period into a happy hour. Varsity Swimming 4, 3, J; sNt ; Battalion Swimming Coach 1. 214 Hobcrl Chaffee Inuni Jetmore, Kansas Q No one can ever accuse Bob of talking out of turn, but when he does choose to talk, he is worth listening to, because he always has the dope. We know that this lad, who hails from the plains of Kansas, likes to sleep, write letters, and take rugged work-outs (like a good hard game of volleyball), but it ' s hard to tell about women. He gets that wild look in his eye once in a while, and as usual won ' t talk — but he does get more letters than both his wives combined. His future is the Navy, and the Navy is lucky there, because the Fleet needs more and more men like Bob Blount. Company Volleyball 3, ' 45; German Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 3; Drum Detail 4. Jolim aui a€k Tarentum, Pennsylvania Jack came to us after two years of atten- dance at Washington and Jefferson Col- lege, fully appreciating the pleasures of living. In our plebe year he taught us a few of life ' s amenities and many of its social graces. About that time we learned that Jack was a good student, being embarrassingly exceptional in mathematics. His hobbies were the Model Club and sleeping, . . . " Wake me up at 6:30 " being often heard. In our three years together we found that Jack made a good second for cribbage, fourth for bridge, or candidate for any party. We were lucky to have him as a shipmate. Battalion Football 3; Battalion Pushball 3; Boat Club 4, 3; Sailing 4; Model Club 4; Company Volleyball 3, ' 45. St. Louis, Missouri From the muddy banks of the Mississippi came God ' s gift to the women. Women were a game of lost and found to Jim. Every weekend found another blind drag leaving Annapolis, swept off her feet by his charm- ing personality. Jim is known to his classmates as a middle of the corridor troubadour; his voice car- ried to all rooms on the deck, and the shower brought out some of his best songs. Jim will always be remembered as the man with the straight dope and the cheerful smile. When the histories of the great men of ' 45 are written, we know that Jim Bradley ' s will head the list. Battalion Soccer 4, ' 45; Battalion Boxing 4; Ring Dance Committee 3; Lucky Bag, Circulation Manager 1; German Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 4, 3; Regimental Hop Committee 1. Siewem W«trd CtMiimtvmy Cape May, New Jersey Q The wailing of a tenor sax accompanying a good jazz record indicated that Duke was relaxing from his studies of Astounding Stories. It also indicated that his room- mates were probably elsewhere. During youngster year, when the perils of Paulina (not the movie) were added to the terrors of academics, " Fuzzy " braced himself with the vision of a long tall high- ball, and by a pipeful of Walnut Tobacco (made especially for students of Penn. University). First class year he continued to brace himself with visions of several long, tall highballs, but now it was only to banish the bogey of Ixxjks. But with all his complaints about trees, getting on, his favorite answer to the query of when he was going to start studying was, " Soon now. " Battalion Crew 4; Company Volleyball 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 4, 3. -- 5P-- ' i M 0tiired Cnpctand Boston, Massachusetts Straight from Back Bay and M. I. T. comes the best-natured guy in the hall. Sugar gets off his sack every sailing season to take over as manager of the sailing team, and his ability is attested to by the team ' s string of victories. Women to him are the proverbial snare, (but he certainly loves to be snared); and although he claims to be harmless, we sometimes wonder. He gets this academic stuff, and nothing worries " Sugar " but his weight and cold water. When cold water smacks him he changes from a lamb to a lion, which is one reason why he has decided on South Pacific duty, where we are sure he will benefit whatever ship he may get. Varsity Sailing 3, 1, Manager, sNg; German Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3; Reception Committee 4, 3, ?. y tscph ntariim Catnp NoKOMis, Alabama In 1938 Joe left the general store in Nokomis and joined the Navy. From there he came to us with his corncob pipe fuming. Plebe spring he spent in the hospital playing poker to pay his income tax. " The Bo ' s ' n " had had plenty of experience in handling NAPC and was given the " sack " early youngster year. As Regimental Sub-Commander the fall of first class year he was senior man on the sub squad. He didn ' t star; but, right or wrong, he could always explain the Steam and Ordnance diagrams to his wives. And never will they forget the night the Admiral ' s invitation to dinner arrived ! Battalion Football 4; Company Volleyball 3, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Pep Committee 1. Donald ChfMrles Cttrrawa Pomona, California With his sails trimmed, Don came to the Academy in ' 41, and, like the rest of us, he was pointing high. He followed his first love, sailing, finishing his last season as captain of the Chesapeake Bay sailors. A runner- up for Don ' s affections was dragging; and he soon became known for his assortment of beautiful drags. Academics, still considered the main ob- jective, were not overlooked by the savoir of 3240, and more than once he has shed light on one of those complicated problems that confront us. Don is all set for light cruisers in the Pacific; and when he brings his guns to bear, you can bet he will be on target. Varsity Sailing, Captain 3, 7, sNg; Battalion Squash 3, 1; Battalion Tennis 4; Mandolin Club, Director, 4, 3, J; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. Waco, Texas Hailing from Baylor University, Fred was as tall as any man in the Regiment. And like all Texans, his stories were just as tall. While never engaging in varsity athletics, " Old Buddy " led the way in company basketball and volleyball and managed to produce a winning team every time. Using his height to advantage, Fred became the best of spotters, and saved many of the sand blowers from the clutches of the Execu- tive Department. But then came first class year and thoughts of femininity. Aggie made Fred enjoy the Academy to its fullest, — and why not? Our prophesy is that this combination will last. Where- ever he goes, Fred will always establish himself as an all-around good fellow and a true friend. Company Basketball 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Company Volleyball 3, ?, ' 45; Company Touch Football 3, 1; Lucky Bag 1. 216 !■ BoYNTON, Florida Al, with his camera, his empty pipe, his fencing saber, and an eye for the girls, came to the Academy from V. P. I. Homeless and disappointed when the Express Office informed him that there was no Cabin John, he retired to May ' s Casino and to his books, to emerge star-bespangled — this in spite of habitually falling asleep in Juice and Ordnance lectures. He also managed to get his eight hours of sleep a night, except for first class year when he almost froze to death because of that blanket he didn ' t have after cruise. We hope he won ' t forget his wives, the " Gruesome Foursome " ; they won ' t forget him ... or his sister ' s cookies. Fmting 4J45I; Varsity Fencing 3, IJNAt; Spanish Club 4, 3; Lucky Bag Photographer 3, 1; Photographic Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. StotI Critlttrndem t)aubin CoRONADO, California This California Navy Junior took his entrance exams on the spur of the mo- ment, and therewith got his naval career off to a flying start. Scotty was one of the few lovers of pre-reveille workouts in the gym. Starboat sailing, battalion crew, off-key singing, the Quarterdeck Society, and Navy table talk were his pastimes. A well-ordered mind and an outline method of study garnered some well-deserved stars for this conscientious plugger and developed him into the best of officer material. Varsity Sailing Team 3, 7; Battalion Crew 1; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag 7; Stars 3. Marengo, Indiana Q culty- VVith a big grin and easy going manner, Bill was ready for anything. After two years at Indiana University, he came through the Academy with but one diffi- -Math. Will power and weekends behind a slipstick solved that problem. Studies over, basket- ball and crosscountry occupied his evenings; but the weekends were his forte. With a blonde or brun- ette (no redheads; — he dragged one blind) to take .sailing and dancing, he was really living. Bill ' s real love is aviation, and those wings of gold. After that — well, his sense of humor, zest for excitement, and willingness to try anything once should make his career highly interesting. Basketball 4; Varsity Cross Country 3; Battalion Track 3; Lucky Bag, Associate Circulation Maimger 7; German Club 3, 7; Stfeplechase Regimental Manager 7. Little Rock, Arkansas Q ' Big John " has definitely disproved our theory that no Arkansan can complete three successful years at the Naval Acad- emy. Not only has " Brother " succeeded academically, but he has fostered all athletics as well by his wholehearted participation in iiattalion and Junior arsity football. His greatest ambition is to definitely locate Venus, and we don ' t mean the planet. There are only two songs that we didn ' t dare start around Bro — the Marine Hymn and Dixie. When John receives his diploma, the Old Nyvee will l)c commissioning an alert and rugged oflicer. Battalion 1 rack 4; Jr. Varsity Football 3, ' 45; Battalion Football 7, 7945; Lucky Bag 7; Boxing 7. 217 f ' ToPEKA, Kansas With three years at Kansas University under his belt, Eddie took the Academy in his stride. Probably the busiest man in our class, " Lightning " always knew what had to be done and how to do it well. A fine basket- ball player, battalion handball champion, extra- curricular genius — Ed was all of these and more. As for the academic struggle, he could absorb more in five minutes than the rest of us could in an hour, and he did it consistently. Girls to him were never plural; Cecil was the only one. Always ready to give a helping hand, Ed was as true a friend as could be found. Whenever tough assignments are being dished out, Ed will be found first in line. Jr. Varsity Basketball 3, MA; Basketball 4, ' 45; Varsity Football Manager N ; Lucky Bag, Business Manager 1; Battalion Handball 1. Qilbcrl Christopher Qayler Long Beach, California One of the better informed middies on world affairs, " Sammy the Tapper " knew what the Academy offered him and was out to get it. No one who has heard Sammy ' s " ' Hector the Garbage Collector ' " will ever forget the lack of musical quality or the enthusiasm with which the " Tapper " would render the tune i upon request. A Navy Junior, " Jocko " lived in China as well as in most of the Navy settlements in the United States; and from these places he acquired knowledge that aided him academically, especially in Bull, where he delighted in catching i the profs errors. Sammy had a locker royally 1 decked with pictures, and for three years gloried i in a letter a day from Natalie. Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 1; Battalion Water Polo 3, 1; German Club 4, 3. ■ Jahn 2)a ««f £aton Newton, Massachusetts Dave is one of the fellows who gets this academic stuff; at least he soon became an active member of that group com- HWi monly called stars, and continued to be one for ail three years. Possibly the fact that he comes from Newton and went to Exeter explains his ability. Although he excelled at soccer, he more or less bilged along the social line, as he proved to be a violent " Red Mike, " perhaps because his dancing lesson.s never " took. " Definitely a guy worth knowing, Dave will go far in his naval career. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 7, oMAf, N ; German Club 4, 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. § atri€h ' iVitliaan Qo9van CoRONADO, California Pat is a product of Southern California — Coronado, to be exact — and he does not even deny it. In fact, he is quite proud of it, and the fact that he can tell you with ease the initials of every one of his class mates, and those of most of the Regiment, too. How he does it we still haven ' t figured out. Besides being a Navy Junior and an active member of the " Short Order Club, " Pat delighted in singing cowboy songs. While at the Academy he had his share of mis- understandings with the Academic Department and the young ladies; however, Pat was able to master the first of these two evils. He ' s still working on the second. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 7. 218 Marysville, Kansas An open mind and a sense of justice and proportion have given Jim the confidence and respect of his classmates. The chair- manship of our Ring Production Com- mittee put his diplomacy to a severe test, but by hard work he saw a difficult task through to success. Except for earning a pair of stars, he passed plebe year quietly. Then youngster summer something terrible happened! Jim became aware of the op- posite sex. Since then every weekend has found him leading the young ladies a merry chase. Jim has already realized one of his highest ambitions — that of being a gentleman. Wherever he goes Jim will be well liked; a person who values friend- ship so highly is always welcome. Company Basketball 3, ' 43; Press Detail 3, 7; Ring Committee, Chairman 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 1; Stars 4. i Teaneck, New Jersey Ted drifted in from Teaneck by way of the U. S. S. Manley and NAPC. He spent youngster year flaked out on his sack with Hi a gedunk and the latest issue of Life, and smirked at the stars on his full dress. He was indis- pensable as an automatic record-changer for the automatic record-changer. He frequently backed up with living proof his contention that New Jersey women are beautiful. Since he has been here he has perfected his technique in bridge, battle- ship, and the art of mutilating study hours. One dark night in Chestertown caused him to change from milk to Scotch. Battalion Football 4; Company Basketball 3, ' 45; Class Crest Committee 4; Summer Hop Committee Chairman 3; Lucky Bag, Associate Business Manager 1; Spanish Club 3, 1; Boat Club 3; Stars 4, 3. WiltSam 9i9wmr«t H—vmv CoRONADO, California Presenting " El Cuerpo, " the body beau- tiful! If you didn ' t have one, he would make you one; if yours was broken, he would fix it; if it was working fine, he would take it apart on the theory that he could make it work better, — and in many cases he could. Strings, nails, tools, glue, or anything else you needed c ould be found in Bill ' s dark treas- ure chest. With the fair sex, as well as with his naval subjects, " Cuerpo " combined efficiency with self-assuredness in a manner which always won out. One of the notorious Coronado " N. J. ' s, " and co-partner in the after-taps " Short Order House, " Willy has made our life with him anything but dull. Pistol 3, 1, pN t; Battalion Football 3; Battalion Ttmii 1; Battalion Crew 4; Christmas Card Committee, Sec ' y-Treas., 4, 3, J. P f? " i::: - Los Angeles, California An Army brat, a sunny disposition, a naive grin, a faithful friend — that ' s Keith. His first loves are the Ijetter things of life — fine music, good manners, leisurely liv- ing, and chin sessions. Nor is Keith a slacker where either work or play is concerned. He managed, somehow, to crowd a year at U. C. L. A. in among mountain climtMng, skiing expeditions, and a job as bank clerk. Women could hardly l e called his obsession, l)ut he generally manages to stay more than interested in at least one or two. Should you ever i)e so fortunate as to have the chance, spend a " nice quiet evening " with Keith. 219 . w Robert WMwleigh ntantctf Sunset Beach, California I §i»€hard ' Henrt £,cc Columbus, Ohio Dick was a fellow whose pleasing disposi- tion made him the friend of everyone he met. Hailing alternately from Toledo and Columbus, you might say that he was just a good Ohioan. In the field of academics Dick always made short work of Nav, Math, and Steam, as his glittering gold stars so consistently showed. Dick ' s system of sleeping out the latter part of those Saturday morning sessions made him fresh for all the hops, and we do mean all. Of course he did have a little difficulty in seeing a blonde at twenty paces, but that never bothered Dick; and when he finally mastered the last physical exam we all knew that he was set for better things. Battalion Football 4; Battalion Bowling 3, 7; Foreign Language Club 4 .3, 7; Stars 4, 3, 7. Q Bob proved himself a true son of the Pacific by coming out with " It isn ' t even good salt water " after his first contact with the briny Chesapeake. Battalion la- crosse and crew occupied most of his time; liberty ' and Crabs, (the Annapolis variety) filled the rest. Bob did his best academic work flat on his bunk, ' and he was always ready to knock off studying ■ tomorrow ' s Juice to listen to a new record or to share a Plebe ' s box of chow. Then he cried louder than all the rest when the trees were posted. Since; his first command, the YP 58, he has preferred thel " dungaree navy " ; and, if he realizes his ambition, i the future will see him chasing little yellow men with a new destroyer. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, J; Battalion Crew 1; Battalion Swimming 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. ' U illiam ' Henry J«hns»u, jr. Bemidji, Minnesota Jnscph € M€ar tnarxtttff s This " eight " hails from Minnesota, a land of tribes, corn, and fickle women. He entered the Annapolis Country Club on a paternal suggestion after two years of lower education. The plebes will remember him for his pocket quizzer and that stern commanding voice which could always be heard uttering some ancient curse upon his unfortunate victims. An ace on a weekend, " Swede " could outtalk any lass from here to Walla Walla. Books were a snare and a delusion to " Swede, " and academics were some- thing to be tolerated if necessary. Just keep one step ahead of them, Bill, and you ' ll do mighty fine. Varsity Cross Country 4, 3, 1; Varsity Track 4, 3, 1; German Club 4, 3. Q Chillicothe, Ohio Before entering the Naval Academy, " Jose " went to Ohio State for three years, which may explain why he is so quick on the draw with his trusty old slipstick; although we must admit that he never draws ex- cept in self-defense. Books and studies and such never bothered Joe — there or at the Academy. Joe ' s sense of humor can be paralleled by none, and has brought many laughs to his classmates. When the " foul clutch of circumstance " bests all about him, Joe always finds a humorous side to the situation, and by his wit breaks the monotony of the grind. May he never lose his golden sense of humor ! Fencing 4; Track 4; Battalion Basketball 4; Reception Committee 3, 7; Spanish Club 3, 4; Pep Committee 7. 220 Albany, New York " Finnigan, " as he has been called since his plebe year when the first class couldn ' t figure out his real name, never was a star man but it apparently didn ' t worry him much, and he always had a good time in spite of the books and the " Ixiys. " Battalion football and swimming had a hold on him until his first annual leave; after that he had much better things in which to be interested. She has held him ever since, and from what we can gather, will have him a lot longer. All he wants now is an apartment in Jacksonv ille and an assignment to subs. Battalion Football 4, 3; Battalion Swimming 4; Lucky Bag 1. tViUard KrcdrUh. § etrat Jamaica, Long Island A New York boy originally. Bill came to the Academy from the Naval Reserve, bringing with him a more than normal interest in engineering. Although captain of the sub squad by virtue of seniority and continu- ous attendance, " Pete " managed to garner an NA in soccer during youngster year. Having soon be- come known in the company for his adroitness at getting into the hospital or on the excused squad, L. D. went further and acquired a regiment-wide reputation for his special virtue of toeing able to please the women. He is headed for submarines, which bodes well for that service because of his interest in, and practical knowledge of, his pro- fession. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, aNAJ; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3; Battalion Handball 3, 1. l dward Z.Umamm» §i.«ddcm Wauwatosa, Wisconsin " Eight Ball " packed his bags and de- parted from the great metropolis of Wau- watosa three years ago, eager to tackle the Math. Department; — his slipstick still hasn ' t cooled. Eddie got off to a rather slow start at dragging, but realized what he was missing in time to enjoy first class year. Besides being a bettcr- than-average fencer and bridge player, he was a steady provider of skags at the end of the month. Eddie was a good loser when his girl sent the in- evitable chit, but we think that his losing days are over and from now on he will Ije on the winning team. Football 4; Varsity Fencing 4, 3; Math Club 4, 3, 1; Chess Club 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3. Smtm §imr«x, jr. Little Rock, Arkansas " Has anylxxly got any change? " That ' s Sam as he treks down the hall toward the telephone txxjth to call his O. A. O. H A sharp-shooting relx l from Arkansas, Sam ' s only weaknesses are pistols, knives, and women. A pleasing personality and a gift of gab have hcl|X " d Sam rise high in the esteem of all his classmates. Full of pep and regimental spirit, Sam was active in every pep rally during youngster year, and first class year was chairman of the com- mittee. An artist of note, Sammy will always lie rememlKTed by his classmates as the designer of our class ring. " A hearty thanks, and good luck, Sam, " from the entire class. y or illy Pulnl 4, J; Battalion Football 4; Battalion Boxing 4; Pep Committee, Chairman 4, 3, 1; Class Ring Committee, Chairman 3; N. A. Entfrlainment Committee 1. 221 Quintet §iobcrl Sehutx Racine, Wisconsin The one word that furnishes the best description of " Dutch " is " energy. " Up at five to study, run a mile, or swim; out for soccer, and captain of the Third Battalion ketch in the fall; on the varsity rifle team in the winter; busily engaged in winning the ketch competition in the spring; cartooning for the Log and Trident on the side; and training at various naval air stations and bases while on leave kept him more than busy. During his last two years at the Academy " Padre " wasted a total of three minutes. In the Fleet Quin will fill the well-known role of " George " with ease. Varsily Soccer 3, 1, a45J, aNAf; Rifle 4, 3, 1, r45t, rNt; Reef Points 1; Ketch Captain; Ring Committee 3; Log 4, 3, 1; Trident 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Art Club 3, 1. Samuct ffl Setfridse, r.j San Francisco, California Want your radio fixed, or a Nav. prob worked, or a good fourth for bridge? " Bud " is the man to see. Living with him made academics fruit, for any new sub- ject that we took up was old stuff to him. But, as the chaplain says, knowledge would make him only a third of a man. Another third was his ath- letic ability, which never put his name into the headlines, but which made him a welcome member on any team. The last third for Bud was women — and he could handle them pretty well. Jack of all trades and master of many, Bud is sure to carry on the family tradition by being a fine officer. Battalion Tennis 4, 3, 1; Battalion Squash 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Company Volleyball 3, ' 45; German Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 4, 3. §iabcri Mtircd Sehauffler Lake Lotawanna, Missouri Besides giving the " Fat Boy " his name. Bob spent his plebe year worrying about trees that he never climbed. Youngster summer he roomed in a second deck B-hole with five others, and there he spent his time inventing flame-throwers, window-breakers, and slipsticks with imaginary scales. If we hadn ' t been exposed to " Calc, " Bob never would have known what the 2.5 on our rings meant. He came back from annual leave, but his heart remained in Wis- consin. First class year he got off to a good start — • she moved to Crabtown. The plebes soon got wise to his bark and found in him a man who could answer their questions, and the friend that we have known. Boxing 3; Spanish Club 3; Boat Club 3. y«hn Cyrus Shamv West Orange, New Jersey " The armament of a P-70? — er; uh — better ask Shaw in 3240; he gets this practical stuff " , mister! " Competing for B MB second place in " Artie ' s " affections are a set of drums, a collection of records of solid jive, a long sack drill, and a good argument to show that he can out-talk anyone. Famous last words — " Resorting to force of arms is admission that you have lost the argument — now, unhand me. " His sparkling sense of humor and an intangible gift for making friends kept the company well supplied with drags. Perhaps someday a sympathetic brun- ette will qualify for his co-pilot, but we ' ll wager that the O. A. O. will always be a sleek F4U. Battalion Football 4; Choir 4, 3, 1; Drum Detail 4, 3, 1; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 3, 7; NA-m4, 3, 1. 222 tViiiiam § arhs Shtatnan, r. Charlotte, North Carolina Bill hails from the South, where they grow nothing but tobacco and pretty girls; — neither of which bothered him, of course! He took his greatest pride and joy in dancing, weight lifting, telling sea stories, land eating fried chicken; and he made many friends throughout the Regiment because of his eagerness to stop and talk of his virtues. Because of his three and a half years in the Fleet prior to entering the Academy, Bill was a good deal saltier than most of us when we arrived at Annapolis. These years of experience here, strengthened by his quick thinking and happy disposition, give him an excellent background upon which to build his naval career. Varsity Football, AisistarU Manager 4, 3, NmA. I tVaync evvarJ Stitatadl CusHiNG, Oklahoma Had it not been for " Doc, " his three wives would have been continually on the frap sheet for not getting the word, and their happy home would have been in great disorder. Believe us when we say that Oklahoma ' s loss was Navy ' s, and our, gain. At oratory he is an expert; his plebe proteges will attest to " Okie ' s " wrestling ability; and as for women, he can take ' em or leave ' em. Wayne came back from summer leave with a new love — flying. Even a ground loop or two failed to clip those sprouting wings, and it looks as though we will soon have to look aloft to see him go by — flying high and climbing for the top. Varsity Wrestling 3; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, f; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1. Galeton, Pennsylvania Fresh from the hills of Pennsylvania, " Red " came to us with a special knack for playing basketball and any other sport you might mention. A staunch believer in patent medicines and in letter writing, he reajied his reward by having a perpetual sore throat and by getting two or three letters every day;— the former to his wives ' constant amusement, and the latter to their constant chagrin. His quietness and unassuming good nature won him the friendship of all he encountered. The walls of Bancroft didn ' t tremble when Red arrived, nor when he left, but there are many among us who have benefited greatly by his presence. Varsity Track 4, ' 45; Battalion Basketball 4, ' 45; Company Basketball 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 4, 3, 7. Qcartfc ' MVilliaua Smanwrncart Walsenburg, Colorado Not hindered by the snares and delusions of womanhood, " Don Juan " Summers kSSSj swooned them all with his versatile iii Spanish vocabulary. " Spanky " has proven to Ix " a competent exec on the ketches, a terrible ter- ror on the push-i)all field, a stublwrn slugger in the boxing ring, and a deceptive opponent in the hand- ball court. As as.sociate editor of Reef Points, he has seen that the new plel)es will get the word. His sincerity, loyally, and determination will fly wing and wing with him throughout his career. Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Battalion Pushball 3; Sailing 4; Reef Points, Associate Editor 3, 7; Battalion Handball I. giobcrt Clair U)ood Pasadena, California Our Bob ' s favorite sports are crew and sleeping; if you can ' t find him in a shell or on his sack, he ' s probably under some- thing, hiding from the four fair frails he dragged last June Week. His academic specialty is consistently scoring 3.0 or better without ever cracking a text. Christmas leaves have found him too far from California to make the trip there, but he ' s kept pretty well in touch with the home folks by averaging a letter a day from them for as long as four weeks at a time. Good humor and an even disposition should make the lad welcome in ward- rooms until he bilges the age exam. Battalion Crew 4m3; Battalion Track 3; Battalion Pushball 1; German Club 4, 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Trident 4. I ' Sfred Carson U alson New London, Missouri " Tip " brought with him from New London that outstanding quality of the Missouri mule — obstinacy. Whether be- ing shown a problem or Ijeing persuaded to drag, he had to be completely and thoroughly convinced. That quality has given him a steadiness and determination that will stand him in good stead in the Fleet. Quiet and thoughtful, he was one of the few who shunned the more frivolous side of academy life such as dancing and dragging, but this was perhaps due largely to the sobering influence of " that girl back home. " " Tip ' s " de- pendability and unassuming friendship have won him a host of friends at the Academy. Basketball 4, 3, ' 45; Company Volleyball 3, ' 45. £anJo U iltiaan Jterit, jr. Seattle, Washington Lannie ' s appointment to the Academy was preceded only a month by his gradu- ation from a West Coast high school. One of the youngest members of our class, he emerged a leader in athletics and in every other phase of our life. More specifically, he won his N at the keystone base during youngster year, and his brilliant play was recognized by his being chosen as the most valuable player and by his being duly elected captain. One of the best liked fellows at the Academy, Lando was always ready to lend anyone a helping hand. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, J, Captain ' 45, N , N; Varsity Basketball 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA, N; Newman Club 4, 3, J. 224 Sydney Julian ' Wynne, jr. Redlands, California I h Coming from Southern California, tl land of eternal sunshine (so he says " Fat Boy " brought with him a uniqi H l wit which more than once helped to ket the man with the straight-jacket away. Despi his affinity for food, and food ' s affinity for him, Sy somehow managed to stagger along under burden of company sports. Besides finding time star and to get plenty of sleep, he could alwa spare a few minutes to lend a helping hand to the who found the going tough. Being a dyed-in-th wool misogynist, with the single exception of Y faraway O. A. O., " Fat Boy " could usually 1 found on week-ends in the B-hole Casino absorbtl in a game of cribbage or poker. Battalion Squash 4, 3, 1; Battalion Swimming 3; Chess Club Lucky Bag, Company Representative 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1 Stars 4, 3; Company Representative 3, 1. I n ' .h k Ji M AJ smm ISth fJompan . • • 1940 TOP ROW— J. T. Acuff, W. F. Armstrong jr., W. R. Austin, D. U. Blair, A. C. Braseth, B. S. Chase, E. T. Clark, C. Coffin, G. O. Daly, C. D. Dempsey, L. W. Dienst, R. Dunn. SECOND RO W— ' W. Espy, V. P. Finos, G. M. Foglesong, J. J. Forrester, T. R. Freeman, G. H. Gilliam, E. W. Goode, C. W. Greer iii, W. R. Harlan jr., B. W. Hooks, J. S. Kappock, N. R. Kcphart. THIRD ROIV—E. Lange, M. W. MacDonald, J. L. Ochoa, P. A. Peak, R. Q. Pceram jr., W. R. Quiscnberry, V. K. Roux, M. B. Scofield jr., W. E. Taylor, R. S. Tisdale, W. C. Travis, E. E. Walker jr. FOURTH ROW— A. W. Walton jr., T. B. Watt jr., J. R. Watt, R. E. Widener, J. E. Wcirich, I. R. White, E. H. Willett, C. R. Woolums, W. R. Baker, J. P. Culwell, R. W. Dibling, G. W. Ellis. FIFTH ROW— G. B. Hannah, D. S. Harris, L. E. Martin, D. F. Mueller, V. B. Ottcn, F. H. Radloff, L. E. Redden, H. G. Rogers jr., W. H. Sandeford, H. F. Snelling, J. T. Watson. 13 III Uompiimy. • • 194 7 FRONT ROW— K. B. Southwell, A. H. Rusher, D. E. Chandler, W. C. Carpenter, B. A. Beckcn, C. H. Shaddeau jr., R. W. Stricklcr, F. R. Schuler, T. R. Howard, R. R. Huston jr., C. W. Franskc, R. L. Scott, J. L. Thornton. SECOND ROW—D. . Yuengling, M. R. Clement jr., J. H. Forbes jr., G. C. Fletcher, H. S. Lnangst, C. G Batt.jr., A. B. Middleton jr., C. C. Cowley, J. E. Carter jr., T. W. Smith, C. E. Donaldson m, G. N. Hawley. THIRD ROW—T. B. Brenner, J. A. Schomaker, W. McKinlcy, J. F.Jones, J. J. Diffcndorfcr, W. G. Moylcjr., I. D. Andrews, J. C. Carlson, D. D. Montgomery, D. B. Whitmire, C. R. Larzalcre, W. R. Lippert. FOURTH ROW— T. Geary, F. C. Hertzog jr., A. F. Maxficld, R.J. Siddons, R. N. Gladding, N. G. Cnizcn, R. L. Ghormley jr., R. E. Schwartz, R. H. Kinser jr., J. R. Arguclles, H. N. Larcombe jr., J. A. Burke, F. D. Crawford. SEi. ' ttuA. s. se. s. 0Uiictt COMPANY OFFICER FOURTEENTH COMPANY When the Academic Board had finished with their doleful delibera- tions at the end of Plebe Year, our sadly depleted ranks looked a little too thin to undergo another Maryland winter. Reinforcements arrived in the form of six good men and true from the First Company, but even they could not prevent another sweeping victory for our pedantic masters the following year. The Futile Fourth then became the Forlorn Fourteenth as our battered little group gathered itself for the last eflfort. That dream of an easy First Class Year soon went up in smoke as we struggled and groped our way to the finish. A mother collection of characters has seldom been assembled inside these gray walls. At times the antics of some of our more outstanding personali- ties reminded one of the bizarre settings of a wild nightmare. The wishes of the individual rather than any intense company spirit prevailed as each man went about his chosen way of getting the most out of his Academy career. Each man emphasized the thing that he thought most important, but we all tried to have the most fun possible under the existing system, and amazingly enough, we succeeded despite the limitations of that little black regulation book. IB l»ft Set V. H. Ellenberger, Commander J. London jr., E. A. Gralla, D. O. Hineman J. B. Hansen, Commander D. W. Hall, W. A. Berger, R. E. Dix Grand Rapids, Michigan " Hot Rock, " the nickname that has fol- lowed Homer since his plebe year, des- cribes the pride and joy of Grand Rapids H to a " t. " Easy-going, yet hard working, he would let nothing divert him from his work except, p)erhaps, ' a certain home town girl. In fact, the flow of mail from and to Sue kept his room- mates aghast at the ability of Uncle Sam to handle all of it. " Hot Rock ' s " activities range from being one of the more accomplished golfers and bridge players to being the fighting manager of the Fight- ing Fourteenth ' s wrestling team. A swell guy and a better roommate — that ' s Homer. Tennis 4; Battalion Football 3; Battalion Squash 3; Spanish Club 4, 3; Boat Club 7. ' Henry JSamt ton aghy Annapolis, Maryland HHH " Hank " hails from ole Crabtown itself K S and could usually be seen at 1635 every 9 afternoon whisking out No. 2 Gate on ™ B that precious liberty. When he wasn ' t on liberty, he found time to spend some of his efforts on the company soccer, pushball, and wrestling squads, in addition to being a manager for the varsity soccer team. Henry never had any trouble with studies. Eventually " Hank " expects to wind up in submarine duty. When you ' re in your " pig boat " chasing those mermaids, think of us, won ' t you. Hank! Varsity Soccer, Manager 4, 3, ' 45, NA: Battalion Pushball 3. y»hn hnmas cahan Michigan City, Indiana Sure ' n begorra ! If it ' s not that Indiana Irishman, with that " darn proud of it ' ' light in those smilin ' Irish eyes of his: Hi Jack " Beezie " Beahan! Beezie ' s interpre- tation of " wine, women, and song " was " women, women, and women " ! Proof? His locker — door and shelves ! Scads and scads of gorgeous pictures- debs from Chicago, heiresses from New York, and belles of Baltimore — it made no difference tc Beezie! He took ' em as they came; and, believe me, they really came! But he didn ' t think about girls all the while. Varsity track, intramural sports! the sound gang, and satisfying his sweet tooth oc-) cupied the rest of his brain and brawn. Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, N ' 45; Battalion Football 3, 1, ' 45; Company Touchfootball 3, 1, ' 45; Sound Gang, Director 1. i ,j -v Wiiliana Mamwa ' Herqer Cleveland, Mississippi ' " L ? " ' ' Bill " Ham " Berger hails from the deep, and we do mean deep, south. The place is called Cleveland, Mississippi. Bill isn ' t really narrow-minded. It just seems quite natural to him that the universe should revolve about Cleveland. Bill is a true chicken and biscuit man who will be happy in any atmosphere that includes good food. He is a good friend to have around because he will laugh at your jokes, good or bad, and be the first to help you out in a tight spot. In any task he always does his best, and that is always excellent. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, MA; Spanish Club 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 7; Radio Club 4; Battalion Football 1, ' 45. 228 II ■i :m Joseph ran€iM ' Kaiqer, r. Adams, Massachusetts The " Coronado Kid " signed away his life not only to see the world but to see it most transiently — by air. " Jose ' s " aspira- tion to win his wings the hard way, via U. S. N. A., is at least in sight, and his eyes are still 20-20 thanks to those vitamin pills and eye charts. Although demure in his manner, Joe from time to time steps into the limelight. Plebe year saw him blow up the Chemistry laboratory and get away with it — well almost, anyway. Youngster year new Plebes anxiously consulted his 5000 card index reference file on naval subjects. First class year has yet to bear fruit, but " The Saga of a Miniature " is striving hard for a first. Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Sailing 3, 1. 1 m ! • ) Kennett, Missouri " Senor Boz, " better known as Harold to the ladies, is Missouri ' s fleet-footed con- tribution to Ye Olde Nyvee. With him, Boz brought a cheerful smile and an ever ready " Si, senor " that takes life in its stride. When not occupied with academics, Boz devoted his time to running the hundred in ten flat, knocking off a below par score on the golf course, and wooing and winning the fairer sex. His never failing atten- dance at the hops and a locker door ' rogues gallery ' the size of Vassar ' s yearbook will qualify Harold as a man in any company. Quite a man, this " Boz! " Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Battalion GolJ 1; Spanish Club 3, 1. Unqh £.C4S Cnthrcath, Jr. Tampa, Florida ■1 This easy-going Southerner came to the Academy with two watchwords: " It doesn ' t ■PJa worry me " and " I wish Betty were here. " H. L. never overexerted himself in the academic line being far better suited for the life of a southern gentleman, where he Infll could sit all day with a mint julep in his hand and a dreamy look on his face. The dreamy look was there, but we didn ' t see the mint julep. Even the usual " I was just thinking, " to anyone ' s query, " What ' cha doing, H. L.? " didn ' t take enough time to stop H. L. from making a lot of friends or from being a darn good wife. J. Varsity Lacrosse 3, NA; Battalion Football 3, 1; Varsity Lacrosse 1. SatntMcl niort»n C» ot4ftf, jr. Buffalo, New York The exact opposite of a " Red Mike, " that ' s Mort. It was whisjjered that he conducted a one man draft board, select- IHii ing the weekend ' s drag by the numbers, you might say. As long as drags weren ' t rationed and food was plentiful, Mort was happy and ready to laugh with you or at you. This big man fre- quented the pool and the track even more often than the canteen and did himself proud in the chosen sports. The slipstick and the steam tables were no puzzle for the BuflTalo kid, and his ability to catch on amazed even the profs. He was one of those boys who claimed he was bilging, but always ended up on top. Swimming 4, ' 45; Battalion Track 4, 3, 1; Battalion Cross Country 3; Battalion Swimming 1; Spanish Club 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. 229 s y hn Joseph §)al i San Francisco, California " Jig Jig " Daly, the kid of room 3456, joined the Navy to protect the good name of CaHfornia and can ' t understand why Uncle Sam wants his Naval Academy so far from that sunny seashore out West, especially when a first classman ' s leave money hardly covers a round trip ticket on a streamliner with a drawing room and three steaks a day. When the studies were tough and the O. D. ' s were rough, we could always hear him pipe up with " I don ' t like it here. " He is famous for leading the pack to the hottest of the hot spots in Washington or Baltimore and firmly believes that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. He isn ' t! Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Battalion Wrestling 4; Spanish Club 3. PiquA, Kansas 1 Straight from the fields of Kansas came Gene for his first view of the ocean. Aftei three years at the Academy he still hasn ' t seen it! " Dixie, " although not a star man. by hard work and earnest studying kept his head well above water. Taking an active part in com-ij Q LoNGViEW, Texas His greatest worry — when is the next hop? His greatest objection — the Acad- emy isn ' t co-educational. His greatest achievement — a three year star man on the sub squad. Harry never quite recovered from that $100.00 haircut that " mowed off ' those long curly locks that he loved so dearly. " Hap " tossed a wicked javelin on the plebe and varsity track teams and worked religiously at his favorite hobby of weightlifting. He tried hard to get weightlifting on the recognized sports curriculum, but the odds were against him. Still, room 3456 was the un- official gym for all the future " Charles Atlases. " Harry was a Phi Theta Kappa in his junior college days and also ranked high in ' 45. Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Spanish Club 3, 7. pany sports. Gene was a member of boxing — — „- . w...,.j,.ij steeplechase, soccer, and track teams. His othei extra-curricular activities included sack drill, can- teen formations, and dragging. We will all miss hi; happy smile, and we hope to be shipmates some- time again. Best of luck, old fellow ! Track 4; Battalion Track 1; Spanish Club 4, 3. St. Louis, Missouri " Dutchy " is from Missouri and has to be shown. At times his stubbornness resembles that of a Missouri mule, but actually it is only his desire to be convinced. His per- sistence at the end of an oar won him stroke position on the Plebe, J. V., and varsity crews. While rowing he also finds time to swim on the Battalion Team. A " Red Mike, " Plebe and Youngster years, Dutch spent his Saturdays hiking. Since June Week, however, he has been receiving scented letters and buying tickets for football games. His new love life, however, has not kept Dutch from his daily exercises, and he has never missed a lesson of his home-spun " Body-Beautiful " course or his Chow-Hound ' s share of a meal. Varsity Crew 3, 7, N; Crew 4; Battalion Swimming 4. 230 Qeorqe Peoples € ppeM Henderson, North Carolina s " Oops " joined us plebe summer with a strong tidewater accent, a habitual grin, and a long loose-jointed appearance. Ex- cept for a struggle with the dago profs over the accent in his Spanish, George has found only minor resistance in the remainder of his aca- demic engagements. He delights in a lively argu- ment and will spend hours discussing guns, battles, ladies and the merits of the great South. The records show that his ability along technical lines and his optimism and spirit will insure happiness and success in the service. Battalion Track 4; Boat Club 4; Spanish Club 4, 3. -..•• ' " ynhn ' James ' 3fnrresl Langdon, North Dakota Johnny hails from North Dakota bringing with him a heart as big as a well. His mischief is always a source of humor for his classmates. A pair of fists brought him fame as a Plebe boxer. Always one of the boys, Johnny is a natural athlete; his quickness and trickery has left many a basketball guard flatfooted; that same quickness has proved the downfall of many opponents in wrestling. Here is a man who makes for a loyal friendship and a lasting one. May the future bring much happiness to this grand friend. Soccer 4, a45f. nwtald U)mard Hall Annapolis, Maryland After being thwarted in his efforts to become a lawyer, musician, radio technician, and National Guardsman, Don turned to the sea and journeyed the two blocks from his home to the Naval Academy. He brought a sincere desire to learn and a i H natural ai)ility to box. With these assets he gained a pair of stars and a Ijroken nose. To date, his greatest claim to fame are his drill shoes. Wine, women and song arc a strong attraction for " Punchy, " and, when you meet him in the Fleet, you ' ll know him to be the little man stepping ashore in the lead of the first liberty party. Battalion Boxing 4; Track 4, ' 45; Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, a45J, JVA, N ; Battalion Lacrosse J.- Spanish Club, Vice Chairman 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. 231 £ n cne Miperi Qratim Far Rockawav, New York A shout of " Oh, Captain! " will invariably bring forth a reply of: " Captain, aye, aye " from Ijehind the latest issue of The Readers ' Digest, and on closer observation one discovers a tooth-paste-ad-grin and a mop of sandy colored hair. " Captain ' s " is a philosophy of ex- temporaneous action manifested by a quick wit, practical jokes, and the unique capacity to rise to the occasion " whether it be a feast, a frolic or a fight. " Three years of discipline haven ' t pre- vented " Captain " from remaining an individual- ist, and his only regret is that he hasn ' t found a loop hole in the " Reg Book " which will legalize the wearing of a maroon tie with blue service. Battalion GolJ 1; Boat Club 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. li ' Jens nwmeil Hansen Eaton Raptos, Michigan When Michigan ' s master of the silver tongue decided that he must follow the call of the sea, he permitted nothing to stand in his path. " Swede " brought to the Academy with him fond memories of Panama, Cuba, and the Fleet. Never did he cease to charm his classmates with tales of the sea. Academic work came and went as it should for Swede, and he always found time for wrestling, football, and his workouts in the gym. With his ability to build a permanent friendship and his ambition and de- termination to win, " Swede " will be a great asset to any ship on which he serves. Battalion Wrestling 4; Battalion Track 4; Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; Log 3, J; Spanish Club 4, 3. Jawmcs rhy Wqtttnmvcw, r, Greenville, South Carolina I Q Jatnas Irl netnphitt Oro Grande, New Mexico Irl, known to his many friends as " Hemp, " hails from Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, and all points west. With him to the Academy, he brings memories of Hawaii, the South Seas, and three years in the Fleet. Being from the West, Hemp naturally has a fondness for everything that is Western, including movies, Mexican belts, and rawhide suspenders. He takes an active interest in sports and has earned his numerals in both football and fencing. Regi- mental boxing and coaching Third Battalion foot- ball have also helped him escape the radiator squad. His motto is: " Give me a ' can ' and I ' ll be happy. " Varsity Fencing 4, j45t; Varsity Football 3, ' 43; Regimental Boxing 3; Battalion Football Coach 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 4, 3. " Highpockets " arrived fresh from Soutl Carolina, via two years at The Citadel with visions of conquering the obstacle: afforded by the Naval Academy. He soor discovered that the perpetual struggle with Mat! Profs., eye exam, and his fast disappearing haii was almost too great an ordeal even for a true sor; of the South. However, after a year of strife as i befuddled Plebe, Jim found himself and was abk to revert to his two great loves: " Kitten " and guns Jim has now outlasted the Math department anc eye doctors and has clear sailing to his two primary objectives: " Kitten " and the Navy. Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 7, r45t, ' 45; Varsity Baseball 4, 3, JVA, Regimental Activities Committee, Vice Chairman 3, 7. Spanish Club 3, 7. i It " §i«Blph Mtberi Hilsnm Canton, Ohio " This son of the proud Buckeye State came to the Academy from the Fleet. With his good looks and a sailor ' s natural interest for a trim ankle he makes an extensive practice of his hobby — women ! That weakness placed him in the ranks of the Flying Squadron and at the mercy of his classmates. His pet aversions include the sub-squad and Dago. In fact, between liberties, Ralph ' s most consistent efforts were devoted to outflanking the Dago Department and prowling around the hall in search of mail or chow. Future liberties will find him pursuing the maidens. Battalion Cross Country 4; Battalion Track 4; Spanish Club 3. 232 §}anaid €)tivcr ' Hincwnan Claymont, Delaware " Ollie " came to the Academy in a round- alxjut way. He attended prep school at Peddie in New Jersey and spent a year at Duke. With all this education prior to entering the Academy he was able to spend time on other things than the pursuit of books. Between basketball and baseball he was busy the year round. He dragged a great many brunettes, but he finally settled on a blonde. One might think that " Ollie " would have had very little time for the boys back at old Bancroft, but that was not the case. His dry wit led him to all corners of Bancroft, and in each case he made friends. In the Navy, friends pass but are not forgotten — so will it be with " Ollie. " Basketball 4, ' 45. ' -l .- ' J .- ' ' - ' Charleston, West Virginia H After spending two years at College in ■ B Charleston, West Virginia, " Charlie Ray " came to the Academy a suave B H gentleman of the world aglow with knowledge. Although a diligent and consistent worker in his studies, he has found ample time to concentrate many of his weekends on dragging. Last June Week a great change came into his life when he met his current O. A. C, and from then on the serious side of his personality has shown through his casual nonchalance. His winning per- sonality and ability to make many friends will guarantee his future success. Battalion Track 4, 3. Washington, D. C. After fourteen years in Washington and Annapolis Pinky still talks with an Ohio accent which he has no intention of changing just to suit his wives. He pours out a stream of letters to maiden aunts and flames everywhere from Maine to Florida and rakes in most of the mate ' s Letters for 3449. Steering clear of alcohol, tobacco, and loose women, The Drummer Boy reserves his enthusiasm for his photo album and his autographed Rita Hayworth. Although he ' s usually laughing. Pinky is not without his worries. How can things look rosy when our Ixjy has to " shtudy " for a " shteam " exam in a room full of " shmoke? " Assistant Football Manager 1, 3, ' 45, AVI; Spanish Club 3. Davenport, Iowa Q Name your plea.sure and count " Buzz " in. There ' s nothing the man can ' t do. Foot- ball, basketball, swimming, skylarking — by these you know him Ixjst. He ' s the tall handsome lad with the billiard stick, or the one with the old French horn. His love for music and clean sp)ort is surpassed only by his love for the " girl back home. " " Buzz " came to the Academy straight from Iowa, in true Yankee fashion, am- bitious, determined, as high-spirited as a crazy horse. Neither has that spirit been harnessed nor even threatened by one main lx)ut and two return engagements with the Academic Department. He has emerged winner every lime and now again the " winner " takes all — our admiration, our affec- tions, our wishes for his happiness and eternal good luck. Varsity Football 4, 3, t, N; Varsity Basketball 3, ' 45. 233 Hi raneis ' Z hoanas Richer Chicago, Illinois Tell you what — " Spot Deuce, " a born mimic, exercises his gift by taking off on everyone from ham actors to hillbilly classmates. He finds his best material, though, in his pet hate, the doddering octogenar- ians of the Bull Department whose boring sessions he was forced to endure for two solid years. It was not until First Class Year, when Kleb finally settled down to enjoy the life of a gentleman, that he fully appreciated his decision to give up a career as a Chicago political organizer to become the terror of the plebes, the Joe McCarthy of the goldbricks, and the periscope D. O. detector of the Fourteenth Company. Battalion Crew 4; Choir 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 4. Clayton, Missouri With only seconds left before Sunday evening formation, the door would burst open, " Pluto " would jubilantly enter with, " Well, I won thirty games on the pinball machine today! " , and then we would be treated to the story of the victory of man over the machine. " Kuhn ' s " days were well spent before the call of the sea lured him from his beloved Mississippi to the wider reaches of the Chesapeake. He came to us with enough college background to enable him to produce the maximum effect with little study. " Kuhn " tried all the sports, but his real workouts took place before study hour in that perpetual cut-throat bridge game. Battalion Lacrosse 3; Battalion Golf 1. ytMtti. £lnnd»n, jr. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Quiet, dignified, possessor of a famoi name, Jack slipped into our midst qui unobtrusively early plebe summer bea HI H ing a flock of famous trophies won on tl golf links of his fair Oklahoma. Although no reL tion to his literary namesake, he displayed a cori ' mand of the spoken and written word that usualj sent his less-cultured roommates running for the dictionaries to translate Jack ' s latest euphuist acquisition. This linguistic mastery was attaine only after much diligent pursuance of his favori indoor mental exercise — solving cross-word pu: zles. Nothing ever seemed to disturb Jack ' s cali composure, not even that final, sad note from h true love, and, if he survived that, one can be sui ' that nothing will ever disrupt the even tenor his ways. Varsity Golf, Manager 3, 1, gNAf, g45J. ....acr ' -V ■ ■ JnhtB Mmns JSusby Casper, Wyoming " Pardner, this feller ' s from Casper, Wyomin ' , where the only law ' s the six gun. Since regulations forbid fire arms, this feller ' s turned to the slide rule for his wicked work. The Academy ' s never seen anyone quicker on the draw. The halls look like slaughterhouses as Jack gallantly marches out with blood dripping from his slide rule. After each sanguinary session he ' s always heard moaning. " Did I bilge! " Being a star- man occupies little time. In the afternoons he ' s busy with cross country, wrestling, boxing, sailing, or playing his violin. Never says much about his love life, but you can bet that gleam didn ' t get in his eyes by chance. What a feller! Battalion Boxing 4; Battalion Cross Country 3; Orchestra 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3; Stars 3. 234 L Charles l wan m€ ride Akron, Ohio Whenever a Plebe says that he is from Ohio we always make it a point to send him around to see Mac. Yes, Mac has lived in Akron, Ohio, all his life and spent two years at Akron University before entering the Naval Academy. A believer in physical fitness, Mac has taken an active part in many of the sports offered at the Academy including crew, tennis, swimming, and handball. Many of the fellows have accused him of getting up early in the morning, and we cannot deny that, but believe it or not it has been only for a pre-reveille swim. Mac ' s in- difference toward the fair sex has broken many hearts but his winning smile and personality will never be forgotten. , Varsily Crew 4, 3, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; ■ " - Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. f .7 ° ft ' • o te;= ' - .i " - " ' .,«- ' Scotland Neck, North Carolina " Chippy, " as we who know so appro- priately call him, came to us by way of the tropical Virgin Islands. He was gifted with more than his share of brains and good looks and has used the latter to good ad- vantage, as is shown by his busy weekends. Mac is still not convinced that you sleep to live, spending most of his study hours with his head on his desk. While a midshipman, he has declared his inten- tions to serve below, on, and above the sea, but Pensacola will probably get the call when he makes his choice. This easy-going Southerner is a good friend and a great wife. Battalion Crew 3; Battalion Lacrosse 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 4. IW- Sidney tnngl«s9ver Central City, Pennsylvania Every afternoon at six P.M., a group of dejected looking plelxrs would be seen entering ' 17 A to listen to their nightly episode of " Superman " on the radio. But, " Speed ' s " bite is not half as bad as his bark. Down inside, Speed ' s really an easy- going boy. A savvy fellow, Sidney had very little trouble with academics; his main troubles lay with the Executive Department and his women. They both gave him headaches, but they are mostly behind him — at least the Executive Department is. Speed will make out O. K. with his feminine interests. Battalion Track 3; Spanish Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3. 235 PiTTSTON, Pennsylvania Q The Keystone state made its major con- tribution to the Navy when " Mickey " McGuire trudged from the caves of the soft coal to the halls of Bancroft. His first day here found him in one of his more serious moods, attempting to arch his instep in order to disguise the app earance of his rocking chair feet and increase his height of five feet six inches. A consistent, if not ambitious, grappler, " Fearless " spent his entire stay at the Academy pinned to his bunk blissfully unaware of such activities as recita- tions, drills, and practical works. When not slecf - ing, his activities easily earned him the reputation of a character. Battalion Wrestling 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, s -his ' SfvmmMita ttarwy ttcpn Chicago, Illinois Frank is one of the few men lucky enough to he born with a mechanical instinct. It was merely part of the day ' s recreation for him to take apart — and put together radio or camera. Like many people with mechanical minds, though, the construction of sentences baftles him. How he eluded the clutches of the " Bull " Department Plebe year is still a mystery. Don ' t mention politics to him, or he ' ll talk for hours about the technique of " log-rolling " in Chicago. That ' s where he ' s from and he ' s proud of it. With a gift for hard work, he is an advocate of a tougher " system " and better organization. His favorite phrase is, " Now when I ' m Ad- miral... " Pholography Club 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3. ,1 ! t w yahn nteCoath Smith CocHECTON, New York On any leave — take a trip up to Cochec- ton, New York, and on a nearby farm you ' ll find " Smitty " — out hunting with his dog, or out in the field tearing down a tractor motor. " Smitty " wanted to go to R. P. I., but when he received an appointment to the Acad- emy, he decided to go Navy. A whizz at " juice, " and a darn good man in anything with cogs and wheels, " J. McCoach " did O. K. in academics. The athlete of ' 15A, Smitty was active in company wrestling, battalion pushball, and battalion crew. Love life was rather complicated, and we can ' t go into that. Battalion Crew 4, 3; Battalion Pushball 3, 1; Spanish Club 4,3. Seott £ rmest § c€h, jr. Palo Alto, California HHH " Oh — h! I ' m exhausted, " moans Scott, K ! H struggling vainly to break away from his 9 bunk as the study hour wanes. Never Hki H letting work interfere with his other more intriguing occupations, Scott has gotten by with a minimum, always keeping ahead of the system because he can, and does, bear down when the pressure is on. Pleasant, easy-going, and thought- ful, he is serious about his love-making and his career in the Naval Air Corps. Scott ' s sport is swimming; his hobby, collecting little bottles, little boxes, and big pictures — of girls. Battalion Swimming 4, 3, 7, 45; Spanish Club 1. Viufus Mlnrcnxn € den Frederick, Maryland This man didn ' t come far to jo Navy, just one hundred miles. Righ the heart of Maryland, " Buck " bi a laugh to cure every ill. He soon b known for his love of a good time. When was around everyone else seemed to have fu Never one of the savvy boys, he learned he hard way. Perseverance became his middle but that didn ' t keep every night from being ' writing night. " Here is a kind-hearted, gen natured fellow who somehow or other arouses the mother instinct in the opposite se that ' s where " Buck " begins to roll. | Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Boxing 4. ' Mtemry €,d9VtBrd Stephen Fairburn, Georgia " Hank " came to Annapolis after must have been quite a pleasant Georgia Tech. Besides his excelleii HHB demic training that helped him tc standing, he brought a sunny Rebel spirit th. argue long and loud that Sherman ret through Georgia. Academics and oratory ar however, his only accomplishments. Coi athletics and social slashing occupy most off hours with a few moments every day sp his favorite indoor sport, running the plebes. is many a timid plebe who will long rememi spine-chilling, " Hey, Mister, come back Battalion Cross Country 3; Battalion Pushball 3; Electrical Gang 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3; Boat Club 236 I ntiilon §i)ahh Sciler New Orleans, Louisiana ' " Man, let me tell you, " with this char- acteristic phrase " Mitt " Seiler would be- gin another tale of his favorite subject, the old home town — New Orleans. i " is the third of the Sailer ' s to leave the deep 10 make good in Uncle Sam ' s Navy. Neither icademics nor the Executive Department break the spirit of this easy going Southerner, aiest magazine always held more interest for " than a textlxjok. Whenever he had the to exercise, " Mitt " would just lie on his bunk the feeling passed away. The only phase of ■my life that really aroused " Mitt " was the ir liberty at the end of each week. Battalion Football 4; Netvman Club 4, 3, 7; Recrptim Committee 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3. WASHiNtnoN, D. C. This gay blade, a tilter of pinball ma- chines, a fiend for bridge, a Marine junior, and a professor of sleepology is man ' s example of the Carnot cycle oj)cr- ating at absolute zero. With little exertion the blond l)oy managed to stand one in Dago and leave his Irish name on the foreign language plaque; but if stars were given for struggle and labor, his full dress collar would have i)een notice- ably bare. He esteemed him.self the perfect drag for many skeptical Ijeauties, and continually Ixjasted of the shine on his " number one. " The Marine Hymn appeals to Jackson and he ' ll add U. S. M. C. to his " fightin ' Irish " name. Battalion Track 4; Spanish Club, Sec ' y-lreas., 3; Stars 3. f am £ verdi Swalieh Henryetta, Oklahoma Oklahoma ' s pride and joy came to us via the Fleet. Tom had two loves: one was the Air Corps, and the other lived back in the home town. He possessed the rare ability to acquire grease without being greasy. His success at the Academy was a result of hard work. It was an uphill grind all the way, but Tom ' s 4.0 in common sense aided him to clear all the hurdles with plenty to spare. It would be difficult to list his talents, but it is sufficient to say that no man ever left the Academy with finer character, ability, or the determination to succeed. Time alone will prove our confidence in him. Battalion Track 4; Battalion Pushball 3; Regimental Activities Committee 3, 1; Spanish Club .?, 1; Trident Magazine 1. Ill •i i , I iaberi € tnetf Shcrwntau Mansfield, Massachusetts The coast was clear. Carefully we opened the Ik)x from home, when who should pop in with a hearty " Hello fellows, oh lx)y, chow ! " but super-chowhound Bob Sher- man. For Bob, studies and athletics only served to pass the time Ijetween meals. It would be most unfair to say chow was Bob ' s first love. A blue-eyed Massachusetts ' lass named " Tootsie " had undis- puted claim to that distinction. " Tootsie " was the pride and joy of Bob ' s life toeing; he claimed, " 165 lbs. on the hoof and able to lick any other fellow ' s girl. " Bob will Ije well-remembered for his tailor-made uniforms, which promoted many a lecture on neatness from inspecting officers. 1 , tVather Qeargc horsby St. Charles, Michigan H Our boy Thorsby has made himself a |P B friend to all the plebes. He hails from the 1 University of Michigan, where life was H fll different from that he had as a plebe. Early in his Naval career he found the academics a bit tough, but his will to win and hard work pulled him through. In the afternoons he was al- ways out for some sport or extra-curricular activity. His brain-child was a band he organized and tried to get recognized as a regimental organization. The only time George wasted while at the Academy was that he spent trying to convince his roommates that Sherman marched through Georgia. Battalion Football 4, 1; Baseball 4; Orchestra 4, 3, 7; Spanish Club 3; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag 4, 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7. d II 1 . 41 • • Iten Siarreii Waters Malden, Missouri Call him what you may — " Muddy, " " Buddy, " " Aguas, " or just " Waters " — he ' s still that same calm, cool, unexcit- Hl able, easy-going, good-looking Missour- ian, with that slow, pleasant-upon-the-ears. South- ern drawl that made the Bull profs smile and listen with interest. Yes, Muddy arrived here with the fond memories of two passions: purple and Monty! The first remains just a memory (?); the second became a lovely reality — you know, June Week, Ring Dance, miniature ! And though Muddy num- bered soccer and softball among his favorite sports, and though he earned the envied monicker of " striper, " certainly his most enjoyable, most be- loved pastime was curling up on his sack and sleeping — come hell or high water! Battalion Soccer 4; Boat Club 4, 3; Lucky Bag 3, 7. lair Hartcr ' Wcixel Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania After a year in the Army, " Butch " foun his way to the Naval Academy. He nev( would admit that the Navy was bett( than the Army, but now he agrees th; he is a full fledged Navy man. Like all the rest us he had his ups and downs with the Academt Departments, but he managed to cross all tl rivers without getting more than his feet we " Wetz ' s " extra-curricular activities included con pany steeplechase, volleyball, and wrestling, well as membership in the Chapel Choir and tl Chapel Sunday School Staff " . " Butch " is one of tl few who retained the picture of the same gi throughout the three years at the Academy. Battalion Pushball 7; Choir 4, J, 7 ; Glee Club 4; Spanish Club 3. m orvv ' oo f C ou«f ti itcr, jr. Chester, Pennsylvania Here is an avowed Pennsylvanian somewhat given to cynicism at times, but whose natural abilities perhaps make it justifiable. Always near the head of the class, Forwood still managed to find time to make a lot of friends here and without neglect- HHH ing the fair sex. Coming from the respected halls of Lehigh University, he found the work here not too difficult. His restless energy kept the whole room moving, though it was almost too much for us when he showed up with a priceless rubber bathing cap to protect his carefully nurtured hair in the shower. Company Touch Football 3, ' 45; Battalion Track 4; Reception Committee 4, 3; Company Representative 3; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 7; Stars 4, 3. 238 r m !M. 14th C ompany. , , 194 9 TOP ROW—W. M. Anderson, C. L. Beach, G. T. Clark, R. B. Cole, T. L. Crooks, T. E. Davis, T. R. Dibble, F. S. Dougherty, D. J. Downey, W. W. Dupler, C. J. Forqucr, R. W. Gcancy. SECOND ROW— G. W. Gibson, J. S. Hall, B. A. Heesacker, J. J. Holden, J. A. Hughes, C. H. Hull, W. A. Hutcheson, jr., R. G. Iverson, C. M. Johnson, jr., E. H. Knapc, S. W. Kocnig, jr., D. T. Leighton. THIRD ROW— n. R. Maginnis, K. L. Morse, D. H. Rankin, H. E. Savage (bilged), R. B. Spiccr, J. S. Stoutenburgh, J. D. Weber, R. J. White, F. H. Williams, W. C. Bellenger, D. J. Bcntlcy, J. C. Butner. FOURTH ROW— K. W. Campbell, W. D. Craig, R. F. Craig, L. G. Cutchall, A. I. Decker, J. G. DcvUn, R. H. Ellsworth, J. B. Frankel, T. J. Kenny, K. K. King, R. M. Middleton, D. H. MikkJeson. FIFTH ROW— K. M. Owen, J. P. Ruckel, M. L. Shumaker, J. J. Simpson, W. H. Swanson, R. W. Tucker, G. E. Valcnty jr. 14th Coinp«amy...l047 LRU 1 RUW K 1. lUpa s , K, H. Wilson, R. Brandt, J. L. Switzer, K. Woods, G. R. M. Pearson, J. W. Hahn, D. W. Kantozzi, N. Heller, N. E. Lcetc, N. W. Thompson, F. R. Ncsbitt, C. E. Guffcy. SECOND ROW—G. A. Amackcr, I. V. Oilman, R. A. Savage, R.J. O ' Shca, J. P. M. Richards. A. W. Mocsta, T. N. Werner, F. C. Sachsc, L. J. Trcvithick, W. R. St. George, R. C. Collier, J. C. MeUel. THIRD ROW— F. B. Smith, A. J. Peacock, H. M. Lundien, S. D. Kearney, D. F. Houck, H. L. Laitner, F. D. Marshall, W. L. Harris, M. L. Black, K. M. Dowty, R. M. Erbland, W. J. Crowe, W. C. Rccder. FOURTH ROW— ]. N. Guild, J. L. Young, G. M. Sheldon, G. W. Pitcher, A. V. Weaver, J. A. Baxter, fUUKiti KUt J Stephens, L. E. Hess, W. F. Johnson, M. H. L. Jester, N. S. Bowman, 5. C. Wallace. i I COMPANY OFFICER FIFTEENTH COMPANY First in sports, first in fraps, first into Washington on dry weekends . . .A close knit fraternity since Plebe Summer, the " Roaring Fif- teenth " is famous for sticking together (or hanging together — as the case may be) . We dined out together Youngster Year, commandoed and weekended together First Class Year, and remember the night we took over a hotel room in Washington? — or are you trying to forget? Ever well off academically, we fared less bountifully at the hands of various and sundry D. O. ' s — especially after they discovered our combination for confidential lockers (leave ' em open bud, — put the sea boots in the laundry bag!) It ' s a treat to drop in on a Fif- teenth Company bull session, — home made scuttlebutt distributed, without shame, as straight dope; we were always helpful and would volunteer information to Freud, Dorothy Dix, or John Kiernan on any subject whatsoever. Needless to add, we felt quite qualified to run the whole Regiment — if only we could have gotten off our sacks long enough to map out a program ! ■iiift it I. !•« Set C. N. Perry, Commander C. E. W. Dobbs, D. E. Mclntyre, P. G. Beierl 2ncl Set W. W. Schwartz, Commander R. H. Engclmann, L. B. Knudsen, K. B. ErkenBrack I ' I ' ' Jne MIcxawadcr Marion Washington, D. C. " It ' s not the size of the man that ' s in the fight but the size of the fight that ' s in the man. " How those Plebes trembled when Joe bellowed for the " Java " on those cold, dark winter mornings! First it was Dago, later his youngster " grease " shoes, and, finally an intriguing drag from Washington that prevented him from excelling in academics; but for a rip-roaring happy hour, an imitation of your most hated steam " prof " or a fast game of " Acey-Deucey, " he was second to none. Preceded by two big brothers who have al- ready dished out a load of trouble to the Japs, Joe has a great tradition to maintain. We know that he won ' t miss. WiLLIAMSVILLE, NeW YoRK Although Pete is one of the youngest men in the class, he earned his stars with ease. Far from being a member of the radiator HH l squad, he could be found every clear afternoon down on the dinghy float or out skipper- ing one of the yawls. His sailing resulted in the winning of the Thompson Trophy Youngster year. Out of the sailing season Pete could be found in the gym showing a little squash ball no mercy or pushing someone around with those leather gloves. In between Pete managed to find time to play in the orchestra, as well as to tinker with his be- gadgeted radio. Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 1, sJVAg, sJVg; Battalion Wrestling 4; Battalion Squash 3; Orchestra 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. Flushing, New York H At the Naval Academy " Freddie " d covered that women are almost as ind pensable as baseball, his first love, b ■I H not quite as dependable. Nonetheless, ] manages to fascinate all of his beautiful drags wi those glowing accounts of his battles on the burnii sands of the Sahara Desert with the ferocious n ants of the Sheik of Araby. How a " study ho chowhound " like Freddie can keep in shape is mystery to many, but those who have tested 1 strength have great respect and admiration for tl Flushing strongman. Possessing great muscle, a winning personality and a heart of gold, none c; surpass him for loyalty to the Navy, for its hig resolves are Fred ' s. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, ' 45, NA; J. Varsity Soccer 3, a45J; Battalion Football 1; French Club 4, 3, 1. Americus, Georgia " Bucky ' s " lack of height and voluminous address book furnished the substance for many a hilarious bull session. Always ad- mired for the determination with which he applied himself in both academics and athletics, the " Wabbit " caught many an eye with his letter- covered bathrobe. A Dago " savoir, " he helped keep many a classmate " sat " and was elected presi- dent of the combined language clubs. Ever ready to preach the glories of the South, Bucky sublimely ignored the fact that he had spent very few days on what he termed the right side of the Mason and Dixon Line. A grand fellow and a good shipmate, Bucky is mighty likely to make a top-rate naval officer. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, J, M ; Tennis 4, t45t; J. Varsity Lacrosse 3, ' 45; Combined Foreign Language Club President 1; Lucky Bag, Company Representative, 1. ■ i 242 Washington, D. C. Got a blind drag? See Ted Cochrane. His amazing character includes a generosity which may someday leave him clothed in a barrel. Most of us know Ted as a " chow- hound, " constantly contemplating his figure, but more interested in dinghy sailing than in doing anything about it. Conservative and conscientious, Ted ' s only weaknesses lie in his love of bum jokes, his raucous, off-key singing, and an occasional cigar. With a resounding slap of his head after a rough class, Ted can make the uninitiated believe he is alx)ut to bilge, or dying under the strain of his worries. Although he pretends differently, we know he is excellently qualified for the service he was brought up in and loves with near fanaticism. Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 1, NA; French Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3, 1. maUnltn Sirawwa Callim Proctor, Vermont Q Skiing on the snow-covered hills of Ver- mont, dumping dinghies into the Severn at varsity sailing practice, and leading a beauty around Dahlgren Hall on Satur- day evenings — these were the activities in which Mai excelled. We always wondered why, when the bunk was so comfortable and sleep so inviting, he refused to spend an afternoon in the room. For three years the Steam Department kept him on the jump, but a guy like Mai just doesn ' t bilge. He would do anything he could to help you and apologize Ijecause it wasn ' t more. Few have worked harder, fewer have had more fun, and none has made more friends. Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 7, s45g; sjVAg; sNg; Battalion Swimming 4; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. §VillitBtn § »9vclt Cremshamv Charleston, South Carolina Many fine fellows hail from the sunny South, but there never has ijeen nor ever will be another like " Willie. " Equally at home in any port, he always succeeded in attracting friends both male and female. Bill rapidly became adjusted to all phases of life at the Academy but one — he just couldn ' t conceive of the idea behind Form " W ' s " ; however, Ijcing on the savvy side, he had abundant time to devote to various extra curricular activities such as basket- ball, sailing, and Navy Juniors. His pet pastime was attending the social affairs in Dahlgren Hall where he was always a popular figure and a wizard at " jive. " Whatever Bill lacks in size is amply com- pensated for in personality, versatility, and char- acter. Varsity Basketball Manager 4, 3, J, 4m5; NmA; jVm; Sailing Team 4; Boat Club 3, J; Reception Committee 3; French Club 4, 3. £ d9vttrd 9 ri€c C lewnawt Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Ned never seemed to know the meaning of the word " work. " He always glanced at his book once or twice Ijeforc each class, but we could never figure out why. Not having any academic worries, he had plenty of time to concentrate on the finer things of life, such as dragging. . and dragging! As a charter member of Valentine ' s Day Every Saturday Inc., he was the spiritual leader of many. Often he was found super-sacked out with a good lxx)k in one hand and the other hand in his latest lx)x of chow, but the sack habit didn ' t keep him from winning his baseball letters nor from being the kind of friend and officer that will always be welcome in the Fleet. Baseball 4, ' 45; J. Varsity Baseball; NmA; Company Gym 3; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3. ij 243 r!s? Hi I ' Xcmfatain ' Z «tn»an Tibbie Layton, Utah As " salty " as one can be — from Salt Lake City way, " B. T. " arrived at the Academy with a smile for one and all. Taking an active part in many extra-curricular activities, he presided over The Trident Society and circulated Tridents during first class year. In between activities, gym and military track were afternoon occupations. During the day, math and juice, while puzzling to the rest of us, were a good relaxation for Ben. But studies, sports, and activi- ties are only the surface — below the surface is the real Ben, cheerful, sincere, and helpful. Wherever we go we ' ll always remember Ben as a staunch friend and true classmate. Varsity Track 4, 7, ' 45; Gym 4, g45l; Company Gym 3, ' 45; Cheerleader 4; Trident Magazine 4, 3, 1; Circulation Manager 1; Pres., Trident Society 1; Reception Committee 3, 7; Camera Club 3, 7. Chartcs £. U illou hbt obbs Lynbrook, New York Charles Edwin (the girls call me Will- oughby) Dobbs, breaker of swimming records, football players ' legs, scholastic H l averages and women ' s hearts, wearer of the N , a Frank Sinatra smile, and the broadest shouldered overcoat that Jakie ever turned out, raconteur of fabulous stories, bum dope, and un- adulterated corn, chow-hound extraordinary, roommate without equal, lover of the Yankees, hot dogs, cold cuts, cold beer, and super sacks, devotee of Epicurus, worshiper of the " Spirit, " " Super- man, " and " Lil Abner, " pride of Lynbrook, the plebe ' s best friend, the dupe of the laundry, the " angel " of the canteen, the backbone, right arm, and left leg of our swimming teams, and the best darn pal a man ever had. Varsity Swimming 3, 7, sN t; J. Varsity Football 4, 3, ' 45; JVA Ring Dance Committee 3. ability atph WaskcU £der Milwaukee, Wisconsin With a head full of ideas and a worksho] full of tools and raw materials, Ralph i always making something. He earned th( presidency of the Model Club by hi to make anything from leather belts through sea chests, to fancy rope-work. Many i ' the plebe who has learned to tie a Turk ' s Head be tween meals because he sat on Ralph ' s table. Some times Ralph designs a new project during a ver uninteresting Bull lecture! Nevertheless, his goo( grades show that he can put out when he wants to When, with his usual luck, he winds up aboaro an old " four stacker, " Ralph ' s many hours o small boat sailing and his love of keeping the le rail awash will stand him in good stead. Battalion Wrestling 4; Battalion Swimming 3; Model Club 4, 3, 7, Treas. 3, Pres. 7; French Club 3, 7, Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 3. m Cincinnati, Ohio From plebe year to first class year, Dick has been the exponent of knowledge, aca- demic and regulatory. He was never too Hi H busy to help one over the humps — in fact there was a steady procession of classmates into his hole, generally with the question, " Dick, how does this work? " , and never were we slighted in our quest. Dick ' s social life was comparatively nil; he has been to eight hops. Athletically, Dick was no star, but he did manage a victorious company gym team. He ' s a man of many interests — mostly academic. Company Gym 3, ' 45; Trident 4, 3, 7; Copy Editor 7; Mat t Club 3, 7; Model Club 7; Stars 4, 3, 7. -.. «w 244 ' w«« .«- Garden City, New York " Say, how do you spell psychological? — Hmm that ' s what I have but it just doesn ' t looic right. " While Erk was engaged in his nightly letter writing, anyone within call was eligible for his spelling bee. Perhaps his un- appreciated originality in spelling had something to do with the fact that the Bull Department was his constant nemesis. Skilled composer of " lettres d ' amour, " ace soccer and lacrosse player, ardent disciple of Morpheus, confirmed addict of Hawai- ian music, Bud ' s chief asset was a most disarming smile. His major idiosyncracies were brushing his teeth six or eight times a day, and bedding down during the winter nights beneath a bright, and non-reg, red blanket. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Sunday School Teacher 1; Radio Club 1; Boat Club 3. Charles Mlvin Qardmcr, jr. Broken Bow, Nebraska jj l " Chuck " Gardner, the man to beat on ■ 1 9 the cross-country course, is a popular man 9 among the gentlemen of the Regiment. Ik H " Chuck " is the conservative type who always takes his drag on an all day sailing trip — " Because they enjoy it and the fact that the chow is furnished by the Commissary Department has nothing to do with it. " Industrious, conscientious, able, and with a will to win, " Chuck " will carry on his fine work in the Fleet which started in ' 40 with the Naval Reserve. For the past three years the spirit of the Fleet has made him a true Navy man. His unselfishness and devotion to duty will make him a credit to the service and a welcome man in any wardroom. Battalion Track 3, 1; Battalion Football 4. Carl IDilliam Qroncmann, jr. Chicago, Illinois I H " Comment vous appelez-vous? " asked the |? B prof. " Sir, I don ' t understand any 1 French. " " That ' s what you ' re here for, " H H snapped the " prof — and Carl was off on the merry chase that was to lead him along the barely-sat side of 2.5 in Dago. Although he almost bilged Dago every term for the next two years, he was generally far enough on the velvet side of 2.5 in other subjects to keep from worrying. On the athletic side Carl did rather well; he was a real help to every company team he played on. However, in deference to the girl in Chicago, let ' s pass over his social life. There was too much of it for her! Model Club 4, 3, J; Choir 4. 245 ' hifmaas f 99VMall QrS«tl Philadelphia, Pennsylvania It was easy to see why Tom was chosen to lead the Glee Clul) first class year. Of course he was in the Choir too, but his H l vocal talents were crowded into second place by his ability to play almost every instrument from an ocarina to an accordion. The plel)es al- ways looked to Tom for all the answers to their questions that had anything to do with music, and he knew most of the answers. But his interest in music didn ' t prevent him from doing an occasional amount of wood carving or tinkering with model engines. As a mainstay of the French language table, " Monsieur Griest " demonstrated that plebes could be shoved out in French, too. Tom will go out into the Fleet a finished officer and a credit to his ship. Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Director 1; Orchestra 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 1; Camera Club 4, 3, 1. l! i» Q !l||||: C Arthur MtBtslcd, jr, Arlington, Virginia " Stud " was the dynamic spark of 7-20 — p!ebe year, sub-squad; youngster year, sub-squad; first class year, sub- normal. In fact. Stud stored up so much energy in his first two years (never managing to get out of bed first class year), that he was a constant source of sunshine vitamin D, as indicated by his pool hall tan. " Halstewpid ' s " weekends fluctuated be- tween watches, " C. I. S. chits, " and restriction. We somehow believe that his childhood days mis- spent in Arlington, Va., had some bearing on his death-like activity. In truth, had it not been for the fiendish energy of his two " damnyankee " roommates his room would have looked disreput- able all of the time. Cornelia, Georgia This fair-haired son of the Deep South left his home to become the first of his clan to wear the Navy Blue. Although i l his first love was in the by-ways of the sky. Bob gave his all towards becoming a first-rate naval officer as a means to an end. Likable, pos- sessed of a vibrant personality, " Hogie " quickly attracted an ever-increasing circle of friends with just such quips as " Hey there. Good Buddy, what ' s the good word? " His ability to find time for every- thing, including the appeasement of an ardent passion for bunk drill at any and every odd moment, insures the fact that when ' 45 attains flag rank Bob ' s sleeve will not be light. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, 1; 4m5; NmA; Nm; Company Gym 3, ' 45; Captain 3; Model Club 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 7; Lucky Bag 1. Stewart Manor, New York " Hey Erk — let ' s plant some soap-filled crackers in the cookie box and invite all the chowhounds in for afternoon tea. " IHl A devilish twinkle glows in his Irish eyes, a shy smile broadens, and so is presented another typical suggestion from " Hard rock " — any prank for a laugh — and there has been many a laugh. His afternoons are spent on the Soccer and Lacrosse fields, tacking a few more N ' s on his already crowded bathrobe. His nights — well, a little study- ing, a few letters, and a great deal of unauthorized lacrosse practice against the bulkhead. A star-man, " Goldenboy, " has applied himself diligently and has justly proven himself worthy of following hisi father on the path to a very successful Naval Career. Varsity Soccer 4, 3, 1, a45J; aNAf; Varsity Lacrosse 4, 3, 1, ' 45, MA; Lucky Bag 7, Associate Editor 7; Trident 4; Stars 3. s Xe« l onia ' Jrvin Cornelia, Georgia A gentleman from the old South, he likes mint juleps, but never refuses a coke. A good movie, a Saturday afternoon in- formal, or a good Ijook — all these go to make up Lee ' s entertainment. Three colleges — North Georgia, Piedmont, and Georgia Tech — gave him mental stimulation before he entered the Naval Academy. He has a personality that no one can resist. In college Lee made an endless number of friends, but nothing comparable to those made at the Academy. His good disposition is l)lended with the qualities of an excellent leader, which, combined with his inherent abilities make him a classmate and shipmate of which to be proud. Company Gym 3. Mr - ' K " . 246 John ' Vernon Johnson Hutchinson, Kansas Q If you want a shipmate who will supply the jokes for the wardroom, the smiles when the going is tough, and the excite- ment for a good shore liberty, your man is " Swede " Johnson. One thing for which we all admire " Swede " is his faithfulness to " the girl back home in Hutch. " Yes sir, he has been an engaged man since Christmas, Plebe year. If he didn ' t get that daily letter and didn ' t get it answered, he just wasn ' t the same smilin ' Swede. " Swede " is crazy about athletics, too. When gym shoes were the prescribed uniform he could either be found play- ing basketball or pushball. Johnnie ' s fighting spirit and loyalty, his ability to make friends and get things done, and his magnificent sense of humor, will send him far. Pushball 3, ' 45; Basketball 4. Mrlhur Mnrix Meewii Trenton, New Jersey Q " Evil Keevil ' s " descent on the Academy was via the Naval Reserve and Cochran- Bryan Preparatory School where he gained an advantage over most of us con- cerning " Crabs " and the best places in Crabtown. Art has become an authority on our afTairs with the opposite sex and is much sought after by his intimates for his ready advice, as finesse and thoughtfulness are two of his chief assets. Good novels rather than academics have been his choice on many occasions. He ' d rather spot the Academic Departments a daily grade than knock off reading. Keevil ' s athletic ability centers around fencing; a deadpan and a slight flick of the wrist and the deciding point of a fencing match has been won again. Varsity Fencing 4, 1,f45l, N; Battalion Fencing 3, Captain 3; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1. Mlouic JS. nudsen, §r. Omaha, Nebraska " Lou " is a sailor man for true. He spends all his spare time in yachts or dinghies. Many a weekend some " sweet young thing " was " stood-up " by " Lou " because his first love, the Highland Light, fastest boat in the Fleet was racing. One of his friends got the girl and he got roasted, frozen, or soaked and loved it. On trips when he did " drag, " the lucky gal seldom saw him. He was too busy shifting sails or trimming sheets. " Lou " has a second love. Chow! When accused of this vice he says, " Chow-hound? Why I don ' t eat enough to keep two men alive. " Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 1, NA; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Sailing Master 1; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3. reJeriek John Meliey Charlestown, Massachusetts Fred was always a man who could be counted on when the cards were down and a fellow needed a true friend. A staunch lx;liever that a year at Latin was better than four years at any college, he leisurely strolled through academics to prove his belief. With an intense dislike for books, he Ix-came Chief Librarian for the Regiment and did a great job to prove his determination and ability. Stern dis- ciplinarian that he was, his Irish humor and en- thusiasm jjermeated many a lively discussion, and his Back Bay brogue and easy manner will long be rememlx;red by all who knew him. With an indomitable spirit and sense of humor that will enable him to weather the worst of storms, Fred will always be welcome wherever he may go. Battalion Soccer 4; House Library Committee t; Chairman f; Trident 1; Book Review Editor 1; French Club 3, 1. 247 r$- " T I ' Arthur £,d9vard £,cwy Passaic, New Jersey When Art came to the Naval Academy from Passaic High School he had but one aim — to do his level best in everything. Academics have never held any terror for him. In fact, he just missed " starring " both Plebe and Youngster years. But studying didn ' t take up all his time. After a Plebe year on various company and battalion teams. Art surprised every- one by going out for lacrosse and getting himself a berth on the Jay-Vee team. He has, however, the somewhat doubtful distinction of being the only man ever to receive eight " CIS chits " in a row! That was Youngster year, but he ' s been making up for lost time now that he has his one stripe. Here ' s hoping we ' ll be shipmates again, Art. J. Varsity Lacrosse 3, 1; Battalion Football 4. LiNNEUS, Maine Dependable as a corn cob pipe, Don would borrow your last clean shirt and lend you his " grease " shoes. In romance he preferred to " play the field, " but how he managed to write letters during every study hour and still be a " star man " still puzzles us. Like an old " Country Gentleman, " Don would always have a cheery " Aye, Aye " for everyone. An all around athlete, he was the southpaw " Slingin ' Sammy " of the company football team and the slugging first baseman of the Softball team. He would never admit that a potato smaller than a grapefruit was ever grown in Maine. A 4.0 guy, Don will have a host of friends wherever he goes. Battalion Football 4; Company Gym 3, ' 45; French Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 3, 1; Stars 3. iUhard ntilcs nttCont, jr. Norman, Oklahoma With a smile as broad and as pleasant a; Oklahoma ' s blue sky, " Mac " won tht hearts of all his classmates. He came tc IH us with a sheepskin from the University of Oklahoma and a great big hunk of determina- tion in his heart. While working his way up tc the very top of all extra-curricular attainments, the editor of the Trident, " Mac " participated in prac- tically every intramural sport and did a good job in all of them. There never was a better roommate than " Mac, " and if there are finer men, I ' ve never met them. Battalion Basketball 4; Battalion Swimming 4; Battalion Volleyball 4; Trident 4, 3, 7; Assistant Editor 3; Editor 1; Trident Society 7; Board of Directors 7; Trident Calendar 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7. tiowM las € d9vards ' me ntt rc Six Mile Run, Pennsylvania From the hills of Pennsylvania " Mac " descended upon the Naval Academy with a laissez faire attitude for academics and athletics and the worthy ambition to learn alxjut the Navy. After pining away Plebe year for " dragging rates " he hit his stride as a Youngster and seldom was the weekend he didn ' t have feminine companionship. The Executive and Academic Departments never bothered Doug so he never bothered them, but you may rest assured that if anything ever rouses " Makinter ' s " ire, he will combat it until one of them loses. My bet is on Doug. When ' 45 graduates, the Fleet will have gained a man to Ijc proud of, one who takes his Navy seriously and yet is an all around swell fellow. Battalion Crew 4, 3. ■r- ' - „.. M Mt _i_ ; ' 248 Providence, Rhode Island " Rocked in the cradle of the deep, " Tom was an old hand at this stuff on that eventful day when our " 65 per " began. Many of the following 156 weekends he spent sailing up and down the Chesapeake break- ing spars and ripping canvas. The " blond-haired, pink-cheeked lad " from Rhode Island hates Bull profs, Dago profs. Steam profs, and most of all. Gym drills. Cupid ' s arrows had taken affect on Tom even Ijefore he left Prep School. Kay couldn ' t get down from Rhode Island very often so he hardly dragged at all during his Academy days — i)ut he sure kept his eyes open. We ' ll remember Tom for his endless chatter about the sailing game, and for his constant griping at the Academic Departments. Battalion Pushball 3, ' 45; Battalion Tawl Sailing 3; Boat Club 1; Battalion Representative 1. Q Gainesville, Georgia From the mountains of North- East Georgia, Roy claims that he acquired that peaches and cream complexion by washing his face in mountain dew. He answers the description of all virtue. His only vice is lending money — that may account for his many friends. Roy experienced a few of those first anxious moments with the Academic Department, but his perseverance pulled him through the early days, and he has been riding high ever since. That ' s the way with Roy. He doesn ' t mind gritting his teeth and trying again. His shipmates won ' t mind that " sub-deb " complexion, and certainly they will welcome the spirit and determination that goes along with it. Company Gym 3. ' 45. ChtBrtcs Miitettc tlloarc Decatur, Illinois " Ya ju.ss can ' t work effishently when you ' re sleepy, " Tim has often said as he buried his head in the pillow on his be- loved " sack. " Tim is not as carefree as he would lead you to believe, for though he has an enviable sense of humor, he has an even more enviable sense of knowing when to lae serious. Tim never starred in athletics, but he participated in many sports with a determination that made him a dependable teammate. Coming from a family that has been " navy " for generations, it might Ije said that Tim was lx)rn with the blood of the navy in him. This may account for his enthusiastic loyalty to the service, the prime requisite of a good naval officer. Battalion Swimming 4, 3; Class Company Representative 3, 7; Art Club J, ; French Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 3. 249 Nashville, Tennessee .After spending two years at V. M. I. and one year at Purdue, Jerry came to An- napolis with a Southern drawl and a I H |x rsonality that soon made him one of the liest liked men in the regiment. The Academic Departments and women were two things that never IxJthercd him. He always " starred " in Iwth. Next to women, his great love is aviation, and he is just the type to make a great flyer for the Navy. Jerry was a leader in sjwrts, academics, and drag- ging just as he will be a leader in the Fleet. Battalion Track 4, 3, I, ' 45; Battalion Football 4; Trident 4, Assistant Business Manager 4; Reej Pointi 4, Assistant Business Manager 4. — «5S»» OsHKOSH, Wisconsin I (j Chester ' ttetfton § erry, jr. Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina With the love of Dixie in his heart and the praise of the Citadel on his lips, " Chet " arrived at the Academy and became a midshipman on June 18, 1941. Although he had never wrestled before, he made the plebe team and soon became known as one of the more proficient grapplers. Chester was also interested in extra-curricular activities, the Log being his particular fancy. Never one to neglect the social life, he " wandered around and finally found " the one girl during First Class summer. All in all, he has been one of the best liked and most respected men in the class. It has been a privilege to be with him for the three years. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 7; w45t; wNAt; Log 4, 3, 1; Company and Battalion Representative 1. Down from the heart of the North cam( the " Senator " to represent the Badge state in the ranks of Navy Blue. Studie I H at U. S. N. A. forced fishing and huntini to take second place in his curriculum, but Bol swallowed his disappointment and industriously i settled upon the serious task of absorbing nava tradition. An inherent ability to learn quickly en abled him to bend his bunk springs regularly o afternoons when he wasn ' t filling all stray hole in the battalion football line or playing his belovec Softball. One of the " married men " of the Regimen from the day he entered. Bob never cultivated ;; longing for the social functions frequented by thi wolf-pack, but preferred to spend that extra time dreamily musing over pictures and letters of hii " Blondie. " Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; French Club 4, 3, 1. Q JtMwncM ' Wilson nau€e Raleigh, North Carolina ' Bud " is another one of the college boys who strayed. Confronted with the trials of Plebe year he soon lost his country club swagger and settled down to a year of peaceful oblivion. He never lost his sense of humor, though, and any afternoon you were looking for amusement all you had to do was look up " Bud. " He still swears he ' s seen a snake that bites a tree and the leaves fall off — you have to believe it to live with him. Bud ' s big downfall came First Class year when he got himself involved with the " Black N Club. " From then on he was a confirmed cynic. A swell friend and a real man, " Bud " will never be forgotten by those who know him. Battalion Football 3; Battalion Track 3; Battalion Swimming 4. .. -- s -._ • i m ' Walter Stnmvc §insc MiLFORD, Connecticut One of the original Yankees, " Rosy " was known for his keen ability to devise, or- ganize and supervise. The great Navy Swimming Team of " 45 " owes a lot to Walt ' s fine leadership as manager. As a plebe Walt was known for his 4.0 room, as a youngster for his 4.0 weekend drags, and as a first classman for in- troducing Rose Rhythmics into the morning exercise program. Walter spent his spare time in dinghy sailing as well as weekly yawl races, with his faithful movie camera ready at the scene of every impor- tant collision. No obstacle is too great for a fellow with Walt ' s devotion to Navy Blue and Gold! Best of luck shipmate ! Varsity Swimming 3, 7, Nm; Varsity Sailing 3, 1; Camera Club 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. § £uBii Saroeh, jr. St. James, Missouri ' The Regular, " " Sooch, " " Cosmo, " — or to a select few, " Emily " — arrived early, sporting a preliminary set of destroyer shins and thickly crusted with pure salt. Enough Fleet duty for a good conduct bar — we also wonder — helped reduce the incumbent upperclass to defensive tactics, but hadn ' t spoiled his Ridge- Runner ' s eye, for he coaxed an " ' 03 " to the expert score first time on the range. After a Plebe year split between strategic retreats from the demon " Steam " and border skirmished with certain sticklers for Parisian French, E-2 finally pulled into a safe and stable lead. The " Every-Man-an- Athlete " program drew heavily on his scanty re- serves, but helped show him a valuable ally in any game, if only for the innocent merriment involved in all joint operations. Battalion Soccer 4. U alter U iltiam Sehwmrtx, jr. Portland, Maine Tackle, gourmet, manipulator extra- ordinary of the Mark 1 1 " slip stick, " Big Walt found shaft alley Ijefore the others found the end of the chow line. Fortified with a sense of humor and armed with a nimble tongue, he mugged his way through U. S. N. A. baffling " profs " and l cfuddling Pleljes. Member ex-officio of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, his extra-curricular activity consisted of selling Portland to the Regiment as often as the conversa- tion lagged. While aijsent from his Headquarters at the Picadilly, he kept the room livable and " sat. " Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, ' 45, JV ; Battalion Pushball 3, ' 45; Stars 4, 3. m Wilbur ndsan Sinas VicKERY, Ohio With an unquenchable thirst for the straight facts and an unbeataijle tenacity, Willie has been, " The man with the word, " since the day he forsook the muddy Ohio for the salty Severn. His friendly personality and amiable character soon made him the friend of all, from classmates to Plebes. Although not a " snake, " he was no " red mike " ; although not a star athlete he did his share in company sports, in fact moderation seemed to be his guide. Willie was always the man you could count on in a pinch and he never failed to come up with the goods. A help- ful classmate, a dependable leader, and a good friend. Portuguese Club 7. t 1. §iahcrl §)a€hc Steele RocKviLLE Centre, New York ■1 Although a New Yorker now, Bob is still l a a " sunny Californian " at heart. By the 9 time he entered the Academy, he already HkIH had gathered plenty of valuable experi- ence from the Naval Reserve, the Merchant Marine Cadet School and his own sail boat. He ' s as much at home on a cutter as a battlewagon; as long as he ' s afloat, he ' s happy. His hobbies are photog- raphy, wrestling, " chowing down " and women. It ' s hard to say what his first tour of duty will be, but if it ' s " subs, " he ' s certain to be contented. Always glad to lend a hand and a swell friend to everyone, here ' s hoping we ' re shipmates again, Bob. Football 4; Varsity Wrestling 3, 1, wNAt; Manager 7, Nm; Camera Club 4, 3, 1, Pres., 7; Lucky Bag, 1; Photographic Editor 1; Trident 4, 3, 1; Photographic Editor 1; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 1, Treas., 7. QtMslav 91 Smvainsnn, jr. Garden City, New York Demon fencer and model maker pa excellence, " Gus " came to us steeped i the salty lore of New York ' s great harboi Never one to be fazed by any Academi Department, " Gus " managed to instruct the bo) in Maury Hall in the rudiments of Naval Histon and at the same time make scale models of fighting ships in many navies. No need to say how valuabl his talents will be to the service with which he He cast his lot. Varsity Fencing 4, 3, 1, J45t; JNmAt; fNmt; Model Club 4, 3, 1. Arthur Jletand Snyder New Brunswick, New Jersey § r ' M. Snyder is the kind of a guy to whom a nickname will just refuse to stick. We tried almost everything, Lee, Al, " Blimp, " and even " Bunny Duck, " but ended up with Snyder. For two years, a confirmed " Red Mike, " and a perpetual cynic, he has blossomed out during First Class summer under the influence of a red-head from Washington, into a suave dash- ing marine, even going so far as to work off forty excess pounds in that First Class bugaboo, the gym. It took me three years to find that Snyder loves the United States Marines, classical music, and ab- solute silence, and especially loathes my clothes on the deck, and sea duty. Semper Fidelis. Battalion Pushball 3, ' 45; Trident 1; Camera Club 3, 1; French Club 4, 3. ■ liiaiiL 11 ttarold ' James rwMchtood Yakima, Washington " T. B. " was never one to worry about studies since he never had any trouble with the Academic Department. He spent most of his time sleeping, writing letters, and performing the other " essential " tasks of a midshipman. Leaving the good state of Washing- ton, " T. B. " chose the Fleet as the means of getting into Annapolis. He was set on serving on destroyers until he spent a few weeks at " sub " school, then nothing but submarines would do. Whatever he serves on you can depend on his being tops. He took to the professional subjects like a duck takes to water and with these, together with his former sea experiences, he ' ll reach any star he chooses to hitch his cart to. Class Ring Committee 1; Radio Club 4, 3, 7. ntarinwa SanvrSc Wchb Nashvili-e, Tennessee Marion, who was soon nicknamed " Spider " by his friends, came to the Academy from the " Volunteer State, " Tennessee. Although during his stay at the Naval Academy, " Spider " did not participate in varsity sports, he was very prominent in com- pany and battalion sports. Sonny, as the girls pre- fer to call him, could x. heard almost any night l)efore study hour playing his limited repertoire of four pieces on the accordion, or he could be seen showing his friends his collection of snapshots, which is his favorite hobby. Everywhere, Spider is known for his cheerfulness and his smile which he wears at all times even when he fails to receive a letter from one of his numerous Southern belles. Battalion Pushball 3, ' 45; Trident 4, 3; Lucky Bag 1. -H John §itMss«li Walkcr, «h Memphis, Tennessee Johnny hails from down where the blues are famous, the girls, beautiful, and the drawl is slow. A confirmed funny paper fan, any Sunday morning Ijetween reveille and breakfast he can be found chuckling over " Smokey Stover. " One of his outstanding talents is blushing; when embarrassed or when his ire is aroused he can out-blush a tomato. Whenever and wherever there is a " Bull session " Johnny is there lending an eager ear to the jokes and wild tales and adding bits of his own experiences to the already unbelievable pack of lies. French Club 4. Q §)avid tdgar Wmrd Roseelle Park, New Jersey After kicking the Jersey sand from his soles and conquering Penn State in a short, but sweet, two year campaign, Davy turned his languid attentions to the notorious ;Country-Club-on-the-Scvern, " appar- ently seeking a Master ' s ticket in " Horizontal Engineering. " There were, however, occasional peas under the super-sack, and dapper David drew back aghast to watch himself lose we ight faster than a wallet in Washington. Only his natural stability— low metacentric center, if you must— preserves that lazy grin for posterity. Nursing our basketball team into shape helped him shave off excess energy, but left enough to replenish the serious drains of many a dragging weekend. But watch yourself, Davy, come Sadie Hawkins ' day, and for that last canteen drill you ' ll dea-r-riy pay ! Basketball Manager 4, 3, 4m5; . mA. ' I I f Bristol, Virginia l l After sleeping through one year at V. B M P. I., Hiram came to the Naval Academy to sleep away three more. His idea of H oblivion was holding the mattress to his bunk every afternoon when the bed wasn ' t cov- ered with too many loose articles and clothing. When his wife didn ' t know where his clothes were, he borrowed others. He was a man of many moods. He was a " Red Mike, " yet a professed connoisseur of women, liquor, and horses. He extolled the Army, ran down the Navy, and reviewed the Civil War daily. His shipmates will always remember him for his famous last words just before a formation " Hey, where ' s my hat? " MltB9vren€e dtviwa ' Williaans, jw Chevy Chase, Maryland " In sickness and in death " — mostly ii both if you would believe Larry ' s sai stories. Anyhow, for a championship La crosse player " Willie " certainly has hi aches and pains, anything from insomnia to wha he calls a broken toe. The only man who couk ever handle a rifle like a shotgun and get results: Larry introduced his expert skeet tactics to men or less unappreciative " gyrenes " on the rifle range A warm hearted cuss ordinarily, Larry ' s characte does a Mr. Hyde on the lacrosse field, where h( bashes heads with typical " Dogpatch " gusto. N need to wish him luck or friendship — he exudei them both! Varsity Lacrosse 4, 3, 7, ' 45, N ; Battalion Football 4, 3, French Club 4, 3; Model Club 3; Boat Club 4, 3. Centralia, Illinois When Felix entered, he immediately set himself up as a one man publicity agent for Centralia and its basketball team. He had one of the largest correspondence lists in the Academy; ten letters a day was his normal quota. " Sack " drill and Battalion track occupied the rest of his spare time, but studies never oflfered any hardships to him. During his first two years his main love was " Dago, " but at the end of Youngster year, the snake in him won out and dragging became one of his main hobbies. He was always ready to help out a pal, and we know he ' ll be welcome on any ship. Best of luck " Whellix. " Battalion Cross Country 3; Battalion Track 3; Portuguese Club 3, 1. iOEiS r ' ' " S? 13ih Company. ••1940 TOP ROW— A. G. Beutler, C. W. Blyth, L. J. Boggess, J. G. Bumstead, D. V. Burdy, W. C. Carlin, R. G. Converse, W. N. Corrigan, C. A. Cox, C. B. Ckjyer, A. H. Gachlcr, J. V. Gourc. SECOND ROW—E. B. Granville, J. G. Gullette, W. V. Hanson, C. W. Harman, W. E. Hayes, I. R. Johnson, M. T. Johnson jr., C. E. Kcndrick, J. F. Kohler iii, S. J. Loncrgan jr., Vv. W. Morton, H. S. Parrish jr. THIRD ROW— ]. H. Penny, J. J. Pilcher, J. E. Pline, (turned back ' 47), E. W. Robinson, W. A. Scott, H. B. ScwcU, J. R. Shields jr., C. A. Taylor, J. D. Trombla, R. A. D. Uhwat, A. W. Urquhart jr., F. D. Bowdey. FOURTH ROW—K. A. Bowling, F. H. Carruth iii, K. R. Lamptonjr., R. W. Mabce, C. M. Moore, G. R. Monthan, R. H. Piehl, J. A. Seargcant, C. H. Slawson, R. K. Stoner, J. P. Vaughan jr., C. W. Walker Jr. FIFTH ROW—E. T. Westfall. 13th Company ' . •• 194 7 FRONT ROW— W. B. McLaughlin jr., E. S. McGehec, J. M. Gibson, J. P. Robertson, G. K. Broussard, R. J. Smith, P. C. Smith jr., C. R. Doschcr, S. S. Smith, D. C. Reynolds, M. H. German, D. D. Ansel, N. W. Carnes. SECOND ROW—H. E. McDonold, O. G. Pitz, C. C. Tiffany, L. B. Taylor, S. T. Hays, L. V. Ritter, P. C. Wilmoth, J. B. Stockdalc, C. I. Buxton ii, C. M. Schoman, R. E. Buntain, J. S. Elmer. THIRD ROW— J. L. Reynolds, R. E. Kinchen, D. C. McVey, J. Ortutav, E. P. Nolan, J. P. Cofcr jr., I. B. Maxon, J. J. O ' Neill, J. I). Swcnson, H. L. Matthews jr., R. T. Jenkins, L. C. Bramlett. FOURTH ROW— G. H. Farmer, S. B. Ogdcn jr., F. J. Readdy, W. M. Schacffcr, W. L. Fo«tcr, R. E. Creque, R. D. Mcring, D.J. Rose, J. G. Williams, E. C. Hill, J. Wills, W. B.Johnson. li I : 1 1 ■ COMPANY OFFICER SIXTEENTH COMPANY In the summer of 1941, we started our naval careers, as all Plebcs do, with Plebe Summer and cutter crews. Who of us shall ever forget the good old Fifth Company away up on the fourth deck, old wing, of the " reg " First Battalion, or chop-chopping up four decks to sun- shine alley, or Mr. Richards ' flashlight inspections, or being run by three classes in the days when Youngsters were just Plebes carrying on? By the time we moved down to the terrace annex as Youngsters, the Fifth Company had become the " Fighting Fifth. " We elected P. K. Hunt Company Representative. The Fightin ' Fifth did v ell that year: fourth for the Regimental Flag, first in regimental ath- letics, and " Marty " finished one in Math. After the Ring Dance, annual leave, and three weeks on the Arkansas, we began First Class Year by shifting our allegiance, and, carrying the Fightin ' Fifth spirit into the Fourth Battalion, " we fought on for old Beany. " Bobby Froyd became Company Representative as we launched a campaign for a second term as Color Company for the Sixteenth Company and Mr. Fleck. After three years together by the Severn, we say " Gangway, Mr. Tojo; here comes the ' 45 edition of the Fightin ' Fifth. " il 1st Set T. A. Bryce, Commander J. L. Sullivan, P. K. Hunt, J. D. Hicks 2nci 9et D. M. Saunders, Commander R. L. Martin, C. E. Starns, J. R. Richardson IB U m 1 — _L. m mt ... ? £loyd franklin ctt Okmulgee, Oklahoma Coming to the Academy from the land of Indians and oil wells, Lloyd never learned to like the East. Bringing his IH H trusty slipstick and previous engineering experience, he won his stars. His keen judgment, clear thinking, and sincerity make him the man to ask when seeking advice. With his ability to size up any situation Lloyd does things the easy way. His favorite sport is wrestling, but he plays many sports well, and enjoys a pleasant afternoon on the yawls. He would have us believe that he is a " Red Mike. " However, before his entrance he was engaged to marry, and his letters and leaves prove him faithful to that same Mary. Battalion Lacrosse 4; Varsity Wrestling 4, 3; Stars 3; Company Wrestling 3, 7, ' 45; Math Club 3; Radio Club 4. §i.aywnnwBd Vtatvard iinet , jr. Red Lake, Minnesota Q A smattering of learning at Minnesota ' s Naval R. O T. C. set Ray on the course for a Navy career. The necessity for hard study, learned from an early engagement with the Bull Department, kept him faithfully at his books. Though devoting a great deal of his time and talents to intramural sports, movies, and dragging a real O. A. O., Ray was never too busy to help a plebe in need; nor was he ever too busy a man to take full advantage of his bunk. His inter- est for many things made a place for him in any bull session. Wherever he happens to be, Ray, with his friendly manner, will always be at home. Battalion Lacrosse 3. T oria y«ct ratten Woodbury, Tennessee Indifferent is the word for Toar — ind ferent to academics, women, and any the common plagues of mankind. If a of the gals in Woodbury, Nashvil Baltimore, Washington, or Crabtown can call h( self the O. A. O., this reticent fellow is not divulgi the fact. ' Tis sad, too; he ' s such an eligible chap to say nothing of the case of Scotch his biograph would win if Toar should suddenly succumb the wiles of some prepossessing wench. He ' s misogynist, just independent, and careful. At letics? Toar ' s a mean pin pusher, but a coa can ' t spend all his time on one man — routing hi out of his sack. Yes, indifferent is the word, ai magnanimous. A man ' s man and a perfect wi that ' s Toar. Battalion Fencing 3. ' € hoanas Mian rt ec Wichita Falls, Texas Although we have often tried to talk him out of it, Tom still maintains that Texas is far and away the best state in the Union. His loyalty, however, doesn ' t stop with the Lone Star state as all his friends and classmates can tell you. Whether because IHH of the wide open spaces of Texas or not, Tom has always shown a yen for outdoor sports, and any weekend that he was not dragging, you could find him holding down a top berth on one of the Academy ' s racing yachts. And regardless of the job, Tom has always proved himself an outstanding leader, capable of commanding the respect and admiration of all who worked with him. Sailing 4, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Photographic Club 3, 1. 258 ■ Misai t y hm ntarrSsnn Chnrl«s San Antonio, Texas An act of Congress was not necessary to make Juan Carlos a gentleman, for here was a gentleman in the true southern meaning of the word. From the very Ijcginning Juan proved to Ix: a real shipmate — many were the times that his helping hand aided us in surmounting academic obstacles; many were the times that his steady head, his sense of humor, and his incessant crooning helped us through dark moments. Juan will always be foremost among the best of our " Annapolis Memories. " When it comes to awarding Navy " E ' s, " we will pick the ship with the gentleman from Texas on the bridge. Battalion Tennis 3; Battalion Pushball 3. § aul ' VaSI Converse Palmyra, New York Hailing from Palmyra, New York, on the banks of Lake Ontario, Paul acquired a love for the billowing sail and the cold spray long before the days of plebe sailing in Devvcy Basin. When the boats weren ' t frozen in, he was ready to go sailing in anything that sailed. Being a member of the dinghy squad and Sailing ' U . Xorom Cranncy, jr. Kemmerer, Wyoming A Westerner by birth and by choice, " Doc " is a friend to all who know him. From Wyoming he brought a remarkable i l ability to get along, a keen sense of sports- manship, a weailth of wild western tales, and a love for fun. Though always well in the upper quarter of the class. Doc did not let books stand in the way of his climbing to the finals of the Regimental Boxing Tournament Youngster year. A fellow who is loyal to the nth degree and always willing to help, " Doc " has made us glad we know him. Battalion Football 4, 1; Battalion Boxing 4; Company Boxing 3, ' 45; Juice Gang 4; Spanish Club 4, 3; Radio Club 4, 3; " N " Regimental Boxing Championship, J. Philip Crmshtf Sherman, Texas " Floppy " is another Texan who wanted to go to sea. His first apjjearance, late in August of plebe year, was somewhat dc- BHI ceptive — tall and lanky in his sailor blues, with a big grin and a sleepy look. The Bull Depart- ment won the first week with a 0.2 tree. Then " Floppy " set his mind to work with a resultant class standing in two digits. Since then, Bing has done most of his worrying over his eyes and a lass Texas. Athletically inclined. Floppy was on various intramural teams. His allround ability was evident when the striper lists were pxjsted. His honest friendliness and understanding of other peoples ' troubles should assure him of success when he is in " supercharge " on that can. Battalion Track 4; Battalion Football 3, 1; Company Wrestling 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 3. Master of the Restless kept Paul busy, but it did leave him enough time to drag regularly. He cleared his only academic stumbling block when Forty-five said farewell to Dago. Pablo made a host of friends with his consideration, cheerfulness, and inherent good nature. In short, he ' s a regular fellow with a knack of making a go of anything he tackles. Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 1, sNAg; Varsity Pistol 4, 3, 1, p45t; Company Sailing 4, ' 45; Photographic Club 3, 1; Orchestra 3, J; Boat Club Sailing Master 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 3, 1; Lucky Bag 3. J M Waiter cdrieh Long Beach, California It was California ' s loss when Walt de- cided to make the Navy his life ' s work. Though his home was in Long Beach, H H Walt spent two years at the University of California where he studied statistics and enjoyed the fellowship of the Sigma Nu fraternity. At the Academy, handball, plebe track, and intramural soccer, combined with work on the Lucky Bag took up most of his spare time. An inveterate pipe smoker, Walt ( " but I don ' t have a middle name " ) could never pass a pipe shop without buying one or two, or at least stopping for a moment of ad- miration. All we want to know is what BFOW means — Joan does. Varsity Track 4, ' 45; Company Soccer 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Handball 3, 1, ' 45; Battalion Crew 3; Lucky Bag 3; Boat Club 3, 1. Qeor c §i.nh«srt ' Sfmyd Paxton, Illinois Because of his ability to take the ba breaks along with the good. Bob manage to spend his three years here very enjo) ably. Although ordnance gave him little trouble, he never worried about it; anc instead of banging the books, you would find hir y hn Mnthnny eQraxicr Texarkana, Texas He ' s " Jock " to his friends, but we would all like to know what " Goodie " calls him in those letters he awaits so impatiently and devours so hungrily. In times like these, it ' s a joy and delight to see that someone can care enough to be true to the O. A. O. back home. A good athlete, Jock is active in all sports: baseball, football, golf, basketball, tennis, etc. He ' s a kick at a stag party, too. If you want to ditch the drag for a while at a hop, Jock is just the man to keep her so amused she won ' t have time to wonder, or care, what has happened to you. A lady ' s man, a man ' s man, a man-o ' -war ' s man — that ' s our Jock. Company Football 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 3. out playing football, company basketball, softbal or dragging a beautiful blonde. And in all of thes sports he excelled ! His keen sense of humor an his leadership qualities made him popular wit everyone and also put him right up on top. Youns ster summer he was our four striper, and durin first class " Ac " summer he led the company. Wit his red hair and big grin Bob will go a long wa in the future. Varsity Football 4, 1, ' 45; Battalion Basketball 4, ' 45; Company Touchfootball 3, ' 45; Company Representative 1. Qcargfc Wcnrt Qa fnct Escanaba, Michigan A rare sense of Irish humor blended with a quick wit has made George a popular fellow with his classmates. He will always aver that Escanaba is the only city in the Union. Although he never claimed to be of the savoir group, his classmates will tell you that his own opinion of himself far underestimates his ability. George ' s size prevented him from starring athletically, but he was always ready to round out a hand- ball foursome, and Plebe year he pushed leather with the best of them. Gaff ' s one regret is that, so far, he has had to fight a war from behind a desk while his buddies were out fighting it on the battlefields. . Q Battalion Boxing 4; Spanish Club 3. 260 liBU Santa Ana, California It was as an ex-seaman that " Paddy " raised his ri ht hand to take the midshipman ' s oath. The big event in his year and a half in the Fleet was crossing the Equator. He says he ' ll never forget the initiation he underwent and is sure his classmates won ' t forget theirs when they make their maiden crossings. Academics kept him just busy enough to maintain his desired 3.0 average. " Glotz " found his happiest moments either in the mess hall, listening to or talking about swing, or reading an editorial page. Everything going on in the world was of interest to " Glotz. " Battalion crew and track occupied his organized athletic time. Battalion Crew 3; Battalion Track 3, 7. Q yohaa Joseph Qlymm, «h Manhattan, New York m Leaving a busy New York metropolis life for a career in the Navy, " Moe " brought with him a cheery Irish humor. Splashing right into athletics, he won his plebe .vimiiims numerals, and has worried about his troke and condition ever since. Next to swimming, here came close to his heart three other items: food, sailing, and sleep. Never one to stay ashore, " J.J. Ill " was always ready for a yawl race, storm or shine. Not, that is, until first class year, when within arose the desire for lots of " social develop- ment. " And the gals were the lucky ones on that score, because none can forget, as can none of us, his cheery wit and practical jokes. He ' ll always wear a smile. Varsity Swimming 4, 1, Ns46t; Battalion Swimming 3, 1; Ballalion Water Polo 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. Plainview, Texas Q The hardest working memioer of our class in all probability was " Tex, " " Eddie, " " Rock, " or " Dub " — call him whichever you like for they all mean that same enthusiastic, clean-cut, generous guy from the Pan Handle of Texas. Dub, with the rest of us, found that battle to win a 2.5 from the Academic Department no easy task. This was drudgery, but the happiness he oi)tained on the footl)all field more than made up for it. Dub was no AU-American, but he ' s the kind of guy that furnishes the necessary spark for a winning team. Dub will always be re- memiiered by his many friends as the boy with the will to win and the courage to reach the top. Honorably Discharged Jr. Varsity Football 4, 3, ' 43, NA. Denton, Texas Q " I ' d rather Ije a Texas Aggie, so naturally I end up in the Navy. " — that ' s Tex. Demonstrating previous education, he gave us all lessons in Plelje indoctrination. The one great tragedy in Tex ' s life here was the Bull Department — a bitter battle all the way. Tex likes the women, but hasn ' t had much luck in this " damyankee " land. Athletically speaking, he did his in high school, so Tex contented himself with company sports. Always in there plugging, he had his best standings on the " Arkansas " cruise: first in the chowline, first on lilierty, and among the first when hammocks were piped down. With his big smile and happy-go-lucky nature, there will always x a place for Tex. imJ Js " j:: " ' - ' - I , Charlotte, North Carolina Effervescing with energy, full of life, al- ways laughing — that is John. John is a boy who knows not a cross word, nor has H HH yet to speak harshly except in defense of the Confederacy. He is a real sports enthusiast, enjoying nearly every form of athletics. Although there are many people who love fruit, no one loves Peaches more than he. To hear John tell it, one would think he was bilging, but actually he is the number one man in his room and stands high in the Regiment. His likable personality. Southern ways, and pleasing manners will always win him many friends. John swears by his good luck, and we wish him lots more of it. PUbe Football Manager 4, 4m5; Varsity Football Assistant Manager 3, NmA; Company Touchfootball 3, ' 45. ayanond Cmmvlcy ' Jnrdan Erie, Pennsylvania From the " Gem City of the Great Lakes " came Ray Jordan, bringing with him a fine sense of humor that made everyone his friend. Having singled out the Navy as a career, Ray first attended Cathedral College of Erie, in preparation for the course here. Sleep- § Mv Kenneth ' Hunt Berkeley, California " P. K. " left the happy University of California only one step removed from the fellow who thought the Naval Acad- emy was coeducational. The upper class- men took great pains to make sure that Ken found out about all the trials of plebe year. That they were successful in making " P. K. " into a mid- shipman was evidenced by the number of stripes he wore on his blue service sleeve. Blessed with enviable athletic ability, " P. K. " was at ease on almost any field of athletic endeavor. His staid qualities and reserved manner, along with his ex- ceptional wit and amiable personality disclose a unique individual. Track 4; Battalion Track 3; Battalion Football 3, ?; Varsity Track 1; Company Representative 3; Class Ring Committee 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 1; Spanish Club 3, 1. ing, eating, dragging, tennis — all were part of Ray ' s gay moments. His love for dancing found him at all the hops, and he never failed to make a hit with the fair sex. During his stay here, he had his tussles with the Academic Departments, but hard study and determination saw him through. Common sense, sincerity, and a ready smile will carry him far towards a successful career in the Fleet. Battalion Track 3. Grand Junction, Colorado With a friendly grin and a cheerful outlook. Miles left Colorado for the Navy. He took everything in stride — even the rigors of academics and the vicissitudes of the system. He invented that well-known phrase, " academics are sheer fruit. " His interests were varied; he achieved admirable success in all. Plebe year found him on the drum corps and in the glee club; his athletic inclinations ran the gamut: battalion crew, track, boxing, and wrestling, the latter on the regimental championship company team. He dragged often, and wisely too; but he still stayed faithful to the girl back home. A level head, a sincere personality, a will to win — that ' s " Swede. " Company Wrestling 3, ' 45; Battalion Crew 3; Spanish Club 3; Glee Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4. % lUtLIti T Portland, Oregon " Ken " hails from Portland, and is quite proud of his home town, the lx;st lilx;riy port on the Pacific. Harkening to the call of the sea, as did his father, and his father ' s father before him. Ken went to sea on the California, which, he will have you know, is a fine ship. The Academy ' s crosscountry squad found a valuable man in him, and any ship he may join will find him a capable and quick-thinking man. He has a smile for everyone, and his helping hand is extended to anyone who reaches for it. Here ' s to you, Ken, may you find what you reach for. Track 4, ' 45; Varsity Cross Country 3, cNAc; Battalion Track 3. ' hownas ' Hewary £afotat Ven. tchee, Washington a Hank is the only guy in his class who can .secure on academics and jump numbers. He never starred in anything but Dago, i)ut how many of us can say our exam arks were as good as our dailies? A fair soccer ayer and steeplechaser, Tommy prefers a fast ork-out on the track, saving time to write a letter. le has never l)een known as a snake, but we suspect AG or three broken hearts among the apple blos- ims. If you ' re short of skags or green stuff, he ' ll ■nd you anything but the picture on his locker oor. His penchant for argumentative discussion lakes him an interesting wife and messmate. Company Soccer 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 3. ttnatd £mwrm martiu Devereaux, Michigan A year at the University of Michigan gave Marty an academic foundation which, coupled with natural brilliance, made I H him an unbeatable man in the classroom. Likewise, his high school experience and the will to win made " Muscles " a top-rank man in intra- mural sports. He is so quiet and unassuming that none but his close associates recognize his true qualities. " Curly, " as the letters began, was always pathetically arrears in his voluminous corresf on- dence. He claimed that they were all cousins, but we wonder. One other thing has always amazed us too — how can any state contain all the wonders that we are led to believe Michigan does? Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, ' 45; w45t; Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; Company Wrestling 3, J, ' 45; Radio Club 4; Math Club 3; Chess Club 4; Log 1; Stars 4, 3. Fort Barry, California From a regular in the Army to a com- mission in the Navy in three easy years — that ' s Max ' s story in miniature. Coming from Fort Barry, California (Sure it ' s on the map!), he was a leader from the start — (cox- swain of cutter crew 272). Taking everything in an easy manner, L. G. was one of the most friendly hands in ' 45. After a few jousts at fencing. Max decided that company soccer was his sport, and played on the old " Fighting Fifth ' s " championship team. His only other " battle " ended with the Dago Department the loser. Max getting the cherished " 2.5 " at the end of his " one bad term " in Spanish. We ' ll all rememljer him as a buddy, and we know he ' ll have clear sailing ahead. Battalion Handball 3, ' 45; Company Soccer 3, ' 45; Boat Club 3, 7; Radio Club J, . Im d U ' - i ' , Elizabeth, New Jersey Q His friends, and that included almost all who knew him, called him Tommy. He came to the Academy with two years of high school and two years of sea-going experience on the Colorado behind him. Tommy had his troubles with Spanish at first, but by hard work he learned it so well that he acquired a second nickname, " Pancho. " Few people are more at home on the dance floor and the parlor sofa than he, and many a heart will be broken when he settles down in an ivy-covered cottage. We don ' t claim that Tommy will win the war single-handed; but any job he may be given to do he will do to the best of his ability, and his best is quite good. I Mac is a true Hoosier, but he swears by Kentucky and we all know why. Yes, she had the most prominent spot on his desk. Mac ' s ready smile and winning personal- ity were well known throughout the Regiment. Friends? — he had ten times as many at the end of plebe year as we made during the whole course. On the basketball court, in the choir, or just in the halls, you could always find him talking to someone. Possibly it was only a two-minute ac- quaintance, but already he was a friend of Mac ' s. Mac likes people; we are crazy about Mac — the solution: We will all make it a point to meet this boy again. Battalion Football 4; Battalion Basketball 4; Choir 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4. you, for he is only that way ninety-eight per cent the time. He can not figure out the complicatt mechanisms of a can opener, but he knows li history and can tell you who really won the Civ War. Charlie is a boy with whom you feel perfect at ease. He oozes with that easy-going, sunn Southern disposition, and you will know him 1 his ready smile. Here ' s to our Georgia kid. Battalion Football 4. Robert Qrani ncmvby Indianapolis, Indiana Bob is a mechanical wizard who knows why and how everything works, from a spinning top to the complicated mechanism of a range keeper. Many times he = =1 helped us over the bumps when the going was tough. He came to us straight H H from high school; but don ' t let that fool you, for he was a " Don Juan. " He spent the greater portion of study hours writing to his female admirers. Bob was the boy you ' d like to meet. His friendly nature and talkative disposition always created a pleasant atmos- phere. Bob enjoyed nothing more than a good argument. It didn ' t matter to Bob; he ' d take either side. My! what a lawyer he ' d have made. We will always remember his generous heart. Indeed he was a friend in need. Battalion Handball 3; Company Wrestling 3, ' 45. 264 II Norfolk, Virginia Better known to all of us as " Al, " is Virginia ' s gift to the Naval Academy. Instilled with that " old wanderlust " and love of the sea, Al ' s constant source of Blue and Gold was an inspiration to all of us, especially on those dark, dreary days. His typical Southern geniality, humor, and good-naturcdness won Al a host of friends. Why he never unleashed that pleasant personality ujxin the fair sex will always remain a mystery to us. Why the secret, Al? His love for the choir and cla.ssical music was exceeded only by his devotion to the Service — a devotion which, we are sure, will carry him to success. Loads of luck, Al. Company Soccer 3, ' 45; Choir 4, 3, 7; Glee Club 4, 3, 7; Chess Club 4, 3, 7. £verett Musiim § arhe Grand Junction, Colorado Two years of college equipped " E. A. " so well for academics that he was able to pursue a variety of interests without loss of efficiency. His musical tendencies ucrc evidenced by his stacks of records, his ability to play the clarinet, and his election to directorship of the Naval Academy Symphony Orchestra. He collected and read vast quantities of i)ooks on widely varied subjects ranging from history and poetry to organic chemistry and philosophy. His vision dropped from 20-20 because of this, but his I. Q. rose steadily. He was always ready for a few sets of tennis, a hard-fought game of chess, or a chance to drag. Life will never be dull for Everett — he ' s too versatile. Chess Club 4, 3, 7; Orchestra 4, 3; Orchestra Director 7; Stamp Club 4, 3, 7; Math Club 4, 3. Columbia, South Carolina Wavy brown hair, smiling blue eyes, strong white teeth, and a take-life-as-it- comes spirit, Jim was never too worried about a setback, for deep in his smiling heart he knew that somehow things would work out all right; and it seems they always do for Jim. He is a tonic for all of his many friends, both male and female. No man he meets is ever refused the hearty handshake and the polite, friendly greeting. With his love of the crowd he had to taste of every- thing Academy life had to offer, from academics to dragging. With an inlx)rn knowledge of how to handle every situation, he will be stiff competition when he sets his heart on the goal. Battalion Swimming 3, 7; Company Soccer 3, ' 45; Battalion Pushba ll 7; Photographic Club, Sec ' y-Treas. 3, 7; Juice Gang 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 3, 7; Boat Club 3, 7. t)anatd §i.oderi€h §ii€hmrdt Tulare, California When he frowned, every plelie in the vicinity shook in his shoes. That was Terrible Don Richards, the Fourth Bat- H talion peril, a menace to any and every plelje not walking the chalked line. Other than to plebes Rube was almost too easygoing. His room- mates lived out of his locker, let him keep the room in first class condition, and Ixjrrowed his money. Those weren ' t his only qualifications for lieing a good shipmate. He never let anything affect him outwardly, taking the good and the bad in stride. Don ' s extra-curricular activity was varsity liase- iiall, where he presided l)ehind home plate. Sul marines will get a fine officer if Rul)e is lucky in the Spring ship-assignment drawings. Baseball 3, 7, NA; Spanish Club 3. Omaha, Nebraska Steady, honest, serious are the words that would have to stand out in any descrip- tion of Rusty. Once he had made up his mind to graduate from Annapolis, noth- ing was big enough to change his mind or hold him hack. It was the .same way with athletics. He wasn ' t a natural on the cinder track, but he made up his mind to make the varsity squad; and he did. Rusty was always the one to show us the right track when we began to go a little bit astray. Along with his steadfastness he combined a delightful quality of knowing how to relax. A trustworthy companion who will always have a record of achievement to be proud of. Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45, MA. Chartcs £,wnawBUct Starns, jr. Tucson, Arizona Charlie carries with him a multitude of reliable facts on every subject which might be discussed and without the slight- est equivocation puts them to use making his arguments interesting and arithmetical. Before entering the Academy, Chuck spent two years at Arizona University wearing green-topped cowboy boots, spinning circles in his V-8, and occasionally studying engineering. After entering the Academy, Starns made an about face, taking every quiz and drill seriou.sly, preparing himself for one thing, the Fleet. Blond and prepossessing, Charlie has made an admirer out of every friend and a friend out of every acquaintance. Swimming Manager s45t, 4; Spanish Club 3. Joseph rancEf Shechan Landenberg, Pennsylvania Q Although many at the Naval Academy came from big cities, some called a small town their home. Joe came from a small town — of about a hundred or so people. With him he brought into our midst ail of those qualities of a gentleman for which we all had been striving for such a long time. We remember how easy it was to make friends with " Uncle Joe. " How could we resist that ever-present smile — that kind " hello " — that incessant countenance that denoted the determination of Joe ' s fighting Irish heritage? Joe understood Navy ' s stern call: faith, courage, service true — with honor over all. That call was thoroughly mixed in the code by which he lived. J, Varsity Soccer 1 ; Battalion Pushball 3; Company Soccer 3, ' 45; Lucky Bag 1. t)tB9 id nie cnn Sawande Washington, D. C. Although Dave ' s pre-Academy cycling and midget car racing foi outlet here, his sailing at Tabor Ac started him as tops on the plebe team. From these he went on to larger bo; coming the only youngster sailing maste then, first class year, Commodore of the Boa Beside sailing, Dave has always been pro in company sports. With three years at Wc Tech behind him, he never had any troub academics, being a star man all of the tir doing that without letting his bed cool f lengthy period. Rarely missing a chance I from his home in Washington, Dave and his woogie were, and always will be, welcomed company. Varsity Sailing 4; Company Sailing 4, ' 43; Company Touchfootball 3, ' 45; Company Soccer 3, Boat Club, Commodore, Sailing Master 7; Tridem Lucky Bag 3; Stars 4, 3. Beverly dc cnticr Stau Anchorage, Alaska Q He was strange to us at first. Hi.s fore he came to the Academy had i sisted of the ordinary things. He 1 veloped tremendous physical st ice-blue eyes, a hard jaw, and a different thinking and acting in the colorful gold t Alaska. Not quite understanding him, we him unmercifully at times. But as soon as that nothing could take the warmth out of nor the understanding out of his heart, we t( for one of the best of us, and gladly. H steadiness of purpose and unfailing optimis look will win him an esteemed position v men who serve under him as well as the he serves. Company Wrestling 3, 1, ' 45; Varsity Crew 3, Radio Club 4, 3. 266 w nvpk ntiehad Snyder, jr. Hyattsville, Maryland I When Pete left the campus of Maryland University, he brought with him a wealth of talent and a special knack for making friends. Answering the description, tall, II and handsome, it is no wonder that almost fi weekend he enjoyed to the utmost the com- in of a beautiful drag. His Log work, which in- iic I three years of picture contributions and the lility of Photo Editor the last year, left aigh time to shoot for that varsity " N " on ic team and take an active part in company oi. Pete ' s ability to be the life of the party at ly me or place, will always make him a welcome ei icr in any group. arsity Rifle 4, 3, J, r45t; Log, Photo Editor 4, 3, 1. Indianaimji.is, Indiana Napoleon and Nelson were lx)th mighty mites. " Artie " Shaw is another half-pint full of dynamite. His exulxjrant j ersonal- ity and cheery spirit hel|)ed immeasurably to boost us over the hump during tho.se gUxJiny, wintry days. Whenever we needed sound advice. Bob gave it to us. He had a store of good ideas. At parties he started the ball rolling with his tall stories, corny jokes, and his version of the adagio. Every weekend Bob devoted .solely to dragging and sailing. As for the academics. Bob fought as hard as the rest of us and won a great battle with the Math Department. With an ardent desire to win the Navy Wings, Bob will make good. Battalion Pushhall 3, 1; Company Soccer 3, ' 45; Lucky Hag 7. ' Jnhwa Umimvrcmte Sullivan, r. Trenton, New Jersey It was " Joisey " that gave to us this blond " Adonis, " bringing with him a powerful body, a host of women, and a very pe- culiar accent. " Muscles " always man- aged to escape the claws of the Academic Depart- ment, but his devotion was more confined to strenuous workouts, dynamic tension, and to the fairer sex. Of his many high qualities, perhaps the most noticeable was Johnnie ' s endless cheerfulness. A smile and a happy expression always adorned his handsome countenence even though an injury prevented his participation in his fav orite sports of football and wrestling. Being a swing addict, a rabid sports follower, and a good listener contrib- uted to make Sully popular. J. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, ' 45, NA; Battalion Wrestling 7. 267 Chartes Qitbtfrl S btsi Paterson, New Jersey Hailing from " Joisey " — late of Bucknell University, Charlie has all the qualities necessary for a top naval oflicer. Swim- ming and diving arc right in his line. Women interest him periodically, indicating noth- ing. He cried when they cut away his pretty lock.s plebe year, but he vows he ' ll grow a mustache to get even. Best of luck, Charlie — can ' t say that you will need it. Varsity Swimming 4, 3, s45l; Battalion Swimming 3, 7; Juice Gang Director 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3; Math Club 4, 3; Entertainment Committee 7. ■■ ■■WiM HHH ■ " ij H ftf i l Q . ' . Weleetka, Oklahoma Joe is the man to whom all the plebes came with their professional questions for he always knew the answers. He came out of the Fleet so salty that in our Plebe year blinker drills he sent instead of received. Aca- demics never got Joe down; he never even bothered with them until First Class year, when he kept the star men jumping. Few of us have the moral cour- age to stand up and correct a prof (potential grease chit source) but Joe did, often, and sometimes justifiably. Though we can hardly consider him a true athlete, his fight and spirit have helped many an intramural team through to victory. He has always been completely true to Darthula and Karen. We don ' t know which is his best girl, but the former gets the thirty-six page letters. Company Volleyball 3, ' 45; Battalion Pushball 3; Radio Club 4. Patterson, California A small-town boy with three years college to smooth off the rough edg( Woolley was no wide-eyed plebe whi he entered the Academy. His sense humor proved there is more to humor th: puns; he played the piano and proved there «S!lk ' tiitti. Qrovcs Wilson FiNDLAY, Ohio Even after three years at the Academy, people addressed his letters as Richard, but the boy ' s name is Dick. The paternal Hl member of the original gang, Dick is a confirmed Yankee with a yen for golf and that little gal back in Findlay. Dick ' s a boy who doesn ' t know how to frown and can come up laughing from any situation. You know him by his neat locker and that ease with which he dresses. That innocent look of his eyes hides a mischievous nature which often pulls the wool over the eyes of unsus- pecting targets of his humor. He is a boy we have been glad to live and work with, and he deserves the best in life. Varsity Football 4, ' 45; Varsity Coif 4, ' 45; Battalion Golf 4, 3; J. Varsity Basketball 3, 1. more to music than jazz. His mind always seem to be moving too quickly to linger on the narn lessons of books. His conversation was his tra mark, and he displayed it to all comers, from adn rals on down. It brought him a multitude of frier and not a few " fraps. " If he liked to do somethii he did it well, whether it was conversing or playi the piano or tennis. Craig will always want to nai his own terms for living. Some day his " reach w cease to exceed his grasp. " Varsity Tennis 4, 1 ; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. JH HuNTSviLLE, Texas A dashing lad from the lone star state, Ben ' s curly hair, flashing grin, and sense of humor make him popular with the ladies, and the center of any group. As books never gave him any trouble, he always had outside interests, including swimming, handball, and dragging. Always ready for a friendly tussle or a bull session, Ben takes things as they come. Having made the most of Academy life, he ' ll always be tops in anything he does. Here ' s wishing him luck he doesn ' t need, and hoping we ' ll see him often in the future. Battalion Swimming 3, 1; Spanish Club 3. 268 Ittih Compaa . • • 1940 TOP ROW— R. M. Anderson jr., G. M. Bard ii, V. W. Barry, A. M. Bowcn, S. L. Candler, J. B. Caskcy, F. E. Donner, A. L. Foster, H. P. Glindeman jr., E. Gralla, R. Grenicr, D. B. Hallin. SECOND ROW—F. R. Hascltonjr., F. F. Jones jr., F.J. Kcllcy iii, R. S. Lichtcnbcrg, R. D. Maxson, M. T. Mayi, J. E. Nichols, E. C. Olson, B. Ostcrweil, J. S. Quinn, G. E. Robinson, R. Stevens. THIRD ROIV—K. C. Thompson, R. B. White, G. F. Aroyan, J. L. Bellamy, W. R. Ca-icy jr., H. E. Cochran, W. N. Gulp jr., A. L. Erikson, E. B. Frame, D. C. Good, N. Grkovic, R. B. Hilsabcck. FOURTH ROW— H. W.Jacobs, J. A. Jandrall, I. A. Jennings jr., C. Kcnnelly jr., H. E. Phelps, P. F. Plummcr, W. B. Polhemus, W. G. Nobmann, C. A. Richl, M. S. Sartain, L. E. Stahl, H. M. Stiles. FIFTH ROW— K.]. Sullivan, V. Van Curcn, B. C. WUcoxjr. r f ;-f ■ ' ■ f : ' ;-r f ' ; r:f : TTt " rt. f 9 % 9 i 16th Coiapaii; »«.1947 FRONT ROW— W. F. Thompson, J. F. McGarry jr., W. A. Schoeljerlein, W. G. ByinKlon. W. W. Rhoado, E. A. Shaw, W. .S " . Rein.schmidt, W. . . Spcncer,J. M. Bolton, W. . . Muranskas, R. E. .Sadler jr., W. D. Blevins, I). Packer. SECOND ROW— . R. Dillman, I.. L. Bra-ssaw jr., T. F. Wellinp jr., F. L. Elefante, R. R. Bcrnier, W. I. Cook, R. Scheidenhelm, H. W. O ' Brien jr., J. T. Kieman, H. S. Samataro, CX L. Farrand, J. G. .MbriRht. THIRD ROW— F. Barnes, G. B. . pthorp, R. W. Anderson, D. S. Ross, R. E. Enright, J. V. DiSanto, G. S. Grove, G. P. Smith jr., A. B. Nimocks jr., L. P. Rossi, J. A. l ogan ii, J. F. Gallagher, J. J. McGee. FOURTH ROW ] y. Draeo, A. F. Dill, W. C. Thayer, W. T. Kellchcr. F. F. Mouton, H. P. Rodger jr., J p p Cummins, R. E. Howe, J. C. Henry, J. S. Blumfield, J. W. Stevens, B. P. White. COMPANY OFFICER SEVENTEENTH COMPANY Before the First Class summer shift we were members of the old non-reg Third, and while we felt the effect of the First Class who couldn ' t supply themselves with a three-striper, it seemed to be a generally good effect. Out of the first eighteen in the Fourth Batta- lion we held eight places, which does not prove that growing in a non-reg environment makes a reg company First Class Year. We could drink most any company under on a weekend, we had our toasters, and we did our share of rowing, walk running, and com- mandoeing. We never stopped trying to win the colors or build up our athletic record. In company competition we could win gym, touch football, or softball and always put a good team on the field. But infantry was another story, we were never able to grab many of the points it offered. We had some topnotch extra curricular men. We had some outstanding athletes, including a good portion of the football team. We had a super slash. We had a bucket. We had a fighting spirit. We were the Seventeenth. 1st Set W. S. Nelson, Commander E. Leavitt, J. C. Ferguson, R. A. Close J. C. Ferguson, Commander A. R. Dunn, J. E. Brown, R. C. Barnhart •Si % Amt ..:ii saw §i.ahcrt Chauneet arnharl, jr. Johnstown, Pennsylvania Little did the people of Johnstown who survived the flood of 1889 realize that future stories of that event would make little Chauncey dream of vast expanses of water, but that ' s how he explains it. From Valley Forge Military Academy " Barney " brought tennis rackets, pipes (the smelly variety), and his imper- turbable self to the U. S. N. A. Connoisseur of beautiful women, purveyor of witty barbs, master of repartee, leveling factor of " Club 3052, " defi- nitely not a Plebe year chemist, " captain " of sul) squads, player of many company sports, " Barney " studied and played seriously. Until first class sum- mer leave, he had everyone believing he could do without the fairer sex, but now . . . ? Battalion Tennis 4, 3; Steeplechase 3, ' 45; German Club 4, 3, 1. ' Sfarrcsi €)Kver arr Worcester, Massachusetts " F. O. " is from Worcester, Massachu- setts, and he ' s proud of it; just ask him. To " F. O. " the Naval Academy was a challenge, and despite the pitfalls of the academics his Yankee determination and tenacity carried him through. You could talk all day about the things you like in him, but outstanding is his sense of humor. When the going gets tough he will always find something amusing in the situa- tion. Afternoons at the Academy found him out playing touch football, softball, or some other company sport. And where he went on weekends none of us know, but he seldom stayed in and he seldom dragged. When he did drag! Wow! What a queen I Company Football 3, ' 45. Annapolis, Maryland " Lobo ' s " scathing remarks and light banter have lifted the dreariness of many a drawn out study hour. Emerging from the three long years practically a male Carrie Nation, he claims no fame as a star man, but seems to have spent his time acquiring a mastery of expression and playing with the shaggy dog under his locker. Running the steeplechase course has been his main concession to the system which so rudely interferes with his plans. A vast knowledge of Jane ' s Fighting Ships and of many unrelated and varied subjects is his main claim to fame, but second to this is his hearty participation in anything resembling a sack drill. Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Company Steeplechase 3, 1; Reef Points 4, 3, 1. 272 £,d9vard tViltiaan chwn Los Angeles, California When Eddie showed up at the Acadei Plebe summer, he brought with him quick smile, an inexhaustible supply enthusiasm, a head of curly blond hi and the unshaken conviction that " if the Na does it, it must be right. " Proud of Southern C;! fornia and his O. A. O. back home, Eddie nev passed up the oppostunity to sing their prais Academics seldom bothered him and he breej through his three years having fun, making frien and working to achieve the enviable record he well deserves. Winter or summer, he could found sailing the Chesapeake. From dinghy battleship will be a big jump, but we know tl Eddie will turn in a 4.0 performance ! Soccer 4; Sailing 4; Varsity Sailing 3, 7; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. II §iUhard §i. ttl. bridges, jr. Tulsa, Oklahoma Detroit, Michigan Mubrcwf better JSwcJk. r. Muskogee, Oklahoma " Why worry? It ' ll all be over in an hour. " With this philosophy Dick found his way to Annapolis. He was exposed to Navy ways sooner than most of us when it was necessary for the doctors at the local hospital to make a few minor changes. From then jn it was clean sailing. Academics proved to be ust another institution to be endured between .veekends and letters to " M. K. " Always good naturcd, Dick only became aroused over two :hings: the system and haircuts a la Bancroft. A over of music — so long as it ' s loud — he will always yt remembered for his thorough enjoyment of the lops. Battalion Tennis 4, 3; Battalion Squash 7; Company Crosscountry 3, ' 45; Log 4. Q A quiet, soft-spoken, unassuming chap, but always game for anything. Jack ' s big weakness is blondes, small and cute. Georgia peaches — ? Though never look- ing for trouble, scraps with the Executive Depart- ment were inevitable, ask him about form " W ' s. " An athlete of no mean ability, Jack quarter-backed the " B " -squad through the varsity four nights a week and was a big point-getter on the company steeplechase team. Liberty usually found him, when he wasn ' t dragging, pitting his skill against the " one-armed bandits. " An aviation enthusiast, Jack hopes to follow through his Academy training by winning his " Wings of Gold. " A swell " wife, " easy to get along with, we know that he will be well welcomed in the Fleet. Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Steeplechase 3, ' 45. Q Although " A. L. " hailed from an oil state, his " grease " with the Executive Department never revealed it. His savoir ability for " Bull " was used to good ad- vantage in writing many letters to Margie, his O. A. O. then and always. It was always a pleasure and a privilege for anyone participating in exer- cises beside Les in the mornings to enjoy the sleepy atmosphere he created. Many dull weekends were the result of " misunderstandings " with the fairer sex, but his ardor was never dampened, except by the sub-squad, " mermaids. " His friendliness and humor has developed a large group of friends, and his knack of winning friends was only exceeded by his ability to keep them. Battalion Tennis 4; German Club 4, 3, 1; Log 4. Cincinnati, Ohio Bob came to the Academy with ideals and standards he has never lost. He brought with him a sense of humor as effervescent and unpredictable as a woman ' s. He started out a confirmed " Red Mike, " true to the gal back home in Cincy and ended up as a fast, loose and fancy free " lady-killer " of the first water. A sound thinker, his knowledge of practical mechanics was surpassed only by his skillful workmanship. Studies were never too difficult to interfere with his thirst for good literature. His afternoons were spent in the gym, where with muscular dexterity he emulated the renowned man on the flying trapeze. Variily Gym 4, 3, 1, g45l: Radio Club 3. Black ,V C««f ' Mt«9vard Cntvin Lima, Ohio A " buckeye, " Ted came to the Academy after four years in the Fleet with one re- quest, for us to call on our " Old Sea Dad " when any advice was needed. A wrestler of ability, he rarely missed a daily workout in the gym. When he did, it was to enjoy the extra- curricular activities of Maryland ' s capital. Though his study hours were a toss up between letters to the girl back home, sleeping, and studying, he was ever willing to lend a helping hand. He loved the Navy. He loved fair winds from the Executive Department. His humor will always be with us. Minneapolis, Minnesota Who was the first in ' 03 to win th coveted " N " ? Who was the first to fatho the mysteries of the " Rube Goldberg Hi in steam? Who was the first in town wh( liberty commenced? None other than Wiley the savoir! Whenever you asked a favor of hii he was right there with his help. His favorite exti curricular activity seemed to center about squee ing a little machine to develop a smooth pull the trigger in order to run up a score for Navy pistol team. Throw together a good personality, sense of humor, quick accurate thinking, a will win, and you have one swell fellow who will mar good in any spot. Varsity Pistol 4, 3, 7, pNt; Battalion Football 4, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3; Stars 4. garnet C«rfe Coehrilt, at Crawfordsville, Arkansas " Big Jim " Cockrill, swelling in the his- toric glory of the Old South, " where chivalry made its last stand upon the face of the earth " is a brawny gentleman with an aristocratic air. Filled with romance and the adventurous spirit of the days of large plantations, stately Southern balls, dark-eyed belles, and flowery, affected speech, Jim was born a century too late for him to derive the maximum benefits from such a dashing nature. But this does not mean that his mannerisms of the Old South are worthless in this modern age. To the contrary, they give him an original and gallant personality. His sense of adventure makes him a worthy athlete — a wrestler of merit — and an enjoyable companion. Wrestling 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Battalion Football 1; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, 1; Mewman Club 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. Dallas, Texas You know John: he is the fellow who managed to keep those long curly locks H| through years of campaigning in the barber shops of Bancroft Hall. He is the boy with the tremendous muscles: the fellow who worked harder in the gym than any other ten people. John had brains too, when he wanted to use them, but there are more important things than studying, Among the more important things were women, many of them — until first class year. Plebe year he had a riotous time; Youngster year was milder — no youngsters to run; first class year was little different — just happier. I ' d like to be John ' s shipmate again sometime. Track 4, ' 45; Battalion Track 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. 274 Hobert t)nu ias §)nbbin Caldwell, New Jersey u Bob did not, like some of us, become famous Plebe year. He was then a quiet and unassuming fellow; first class year he was still unassuming. A two year feud th the Bull Department and a disinclination to tudy held him down for a while, but during the itter part of his Academy career he began to stand ut as one of the few men who had any real idea s to what some of the more technical subjects were lx)ut. A natural member of the Radiator Squad, lis outside activities have included sack drill and n interest in models and radios. Bob is conscien- lous and cooperative, and sees the humor in any ituation. Battalion Crew 3; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Photography Club 4, 3, 1. ■ ' ' A Mlhcrt §iust4ett t)umm Murray, Utah In 1941 the state of Utah frantically searched for a typical representative of the rugged West to send to the Academy. HHH Their choice of this short bowlegged Irishman naturally disillusioned some of us at first, but " Al " soon convinced us that men were not to be judged by their stature. Of all the assets " AI " brought with him, his smile has served him best both in winning friends and influencing " profs. " In the spring he could always be found behind the plate talking up the pitcher with the best of them. We wish " Al " the best and know that his pleasant personality will gain it for him. Varsity Baseball 4, 3, ' 45, NA; Orchestra 4; Art Club 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. x 275 Chmrlcs J y € lhim , r. Alburtis, Pennsylvania ■ ■1 Chuck is at times compared to that vcr- S satile " Mr. Five by Five. " On the football gi J field as he approaches in that familiar Hfe H swaying motion with extraneous pads sticking out all over him, there is little doubt in our minds that he is related to " Mr. Five by Five. " However, whether related or not, Chuck has utilized the last four years to good advantage; dimples, double chin, and all. He has always been determined to see things through to the finish, a trait most of us lack. That little town of Alburtis lying in the foothills of Pennsylvania can well be proud of him. As we separate to scatter over the world, " good luck. Chuck. " Football 4, 3, J, ' 45, NA; Company SUeplechait 3, ' 45. €)rvill4f CtSf wJ £m rhmrt, jr. Hico, Texas Ivong Ijefore he came to this " Navy School for Boys, " " Happy " was a sea- soned " salt " and a cosmopolite supreme, and since that summer of 1941, he has Ijccn in constant demand keeping all hands " squared away on this stuff. " His radio was " Happy ' s " pride and joy; when he wasn ' t listening to it, he had it apart trying to coax a few more deciljels from its battered speaker. If " Happy " doesn ' t someday make Admiral, it will Ijc only Ijccausc he sjicnt too much time with the boys on the fantail, instead of in the wardroom keeping up his fences. It will lie a great day when the Fleet reclaims her own; " Happy ' s " a good man. ii ohm Cart ewqnsom, jr. Willow Springs, Missouri Few were surprised when stars appeared on " Fergy ' s " lull dress during Youngster year; two years at Missouri State Teachers College, a serious nature, a keen mind, and ail ability to concentrate were enough to make him academically proficient. Living at the foot- hills of the Ozarks gave Fergy a great appreciation for the lower musical forms and his renditions in monotone of the latter were always a source of amusement to all within hearing. Although Carl seldom dragged, he was no " Red Mike " ; a certain Missouri girl occupied all his thoughts and after June Week we knew why. An extreme sports en- thusiast, when Fergy wasn ' t trying to get up a Softball or basketball game he was talking up major league baseball: the Cards in particular. Company Softball 3, ' 45; Company Football 3, ' 45; Lucky Bag 7; Stars 3. ' hcadorc Ulnyd Johnson Q Arlington, Va. An excellent dancer, a clever arguer, a skillful juggler; combine this with an im- peccable personality and you have T. L. Except for a spirited tussle with the English Department, T. L. ' s passage through the Academy was free from the rocks and shoals that troubled most of us. Never one to worry over trifles, he maintained a demeanor that spelled con- viviality all aboi t him. Perhaps this had something to do with an amazing record of " 4.0 " drags! A determination to be a top-notch officer had much to do with the manner in which he breezed through Seamanship and Navigation. With an eye to the sky, Lloyd has plans for Pensacola and a pair of golden wings. German Club 4, 3; Boat Club 3. §}anid ' 3fredrM€ti. Qmth San Diego, California § If you could cut your way through his smoke-filled room without becoming as- phyxiated, you could always drop in for a general " bull session " with " Fritz " and enjoy many happy hours. Always with a ready smile and a cheerful word he won his way into the hearts of many. A virtual chamber of commerce, Fritz consistently boasted of God ' s country and the sunny clime of Southern California. At the Acad- emy his main diversions were soccer, sailing, and flaking out with his record player blaring forth his favorite jive. His chief desire is to become a fighter pilot in the Naval Air Force. Smooth sailing, " Fritz, " and the best of luck. Track 4, ' 45; Radio Club 3. tViiliam MrthwMr Qray Oakland, California Others may call him Bill, but we c; Willie. Willie Gray, the big bar fellow with the girl -catching smi tered the Academy as one of the uninformed Plebes, but the years changed The marks on his records and the many str: his sleeve could tell you that. Willie had a of bad-fitting clothing, and the tailor sh( always bothered by him and his blue service had its attractions for him, and so did his Willie left the Academy with an outstanding and this future wearer of much Navy will be as outstanding in the Fleet. Battalion Crew 3; Battalion Push Ball ; Battalion Lacrosse 4; Stars 4, 3. I Qcnrqe §i.ob«rt ritx» Monmouth, Illinois " Louie " came from Monmouth, grimly determined to emerge vict from the portals of old Bancroft. D and perseverance saw him throu only one narrow escape. Every afternooi could be seen headed toward Hui)l)ard H ! ability as a crew man was to be envied. enviable were his musical talents. His shiny |r horn and prominence as a member of tl attest to this. Tall, dark, and quiet, Louie was known to us all. His patience and t( made him a good " wife. " A rigid law-alj seldom ran afoul of the Executive Dep With his capacity for hard work Louie w long way. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45; J. Varsity Basketball Choir 4, 3, 1; Symphony Orchestra 4, 3. 276 irihur ticvnrc ' Heinxe Cleveland, Ohio 11 Although he now lives in West Virginia, Ql Art spent the " operating " part of his life a: in C:ievcland. Good natured to the ex- w trcnie, and fun-loving, he had a tremen- luiiilxT of friends. The combination of dust a- third string served to switch him from tjll to crew his Plebe year. Where everyday were concerned he was probably the biggest siinator in the regiment, but he worked hard idcmics. He never missed a hop but rarely ■cl: who ' s a wolf? Art and his mastery of humor will be a fine addition to any ship .Navy. ra ' 4, 3, 1, NA; Basketball 4, 3, 1; Football 4. §i9hcrt urth tl Qr iftf Long Beach, California Q Bob was an old sea dog before he ever came to the Academy. After two years at sea on the Oklahoma he was full of nautical knowledge and salty sayings. Being a good .sailor, he was smart, shipshape, and seamanlikc in everything he did. In sfKjrts Bob was equally good in tennis, softball, handball, everything in fact, except swimming. He Ixrcamc a good friend of the swimming coaches and unofficial captain of the sub squad Ijefore he finally mastered the breast stroke. As for girls, here was a " Red Mike " par excellence. However, he kept a heavy correspon- dence with a certain young lass named Barbara who was waiting for him back in California. Company Cross Country 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 3; Sound Unit 1; Japanese Club 7. §)owMglas €wagene Mlandrcih Berkeley, California Grown in California, salted in the Fleet, Doug had seen a lot of the world before he came to Annapolis. To him the Acad- emy was three wonderful years of shore duty. He immediately dismissed academics as tieing impractical and condemned the system for inter- fering with his private life. In the fall he ran cross- country, but during lazy spring afternoons you could usually find him on his bunk reading Dos- toyevsky ' s classics and listening to Tschaikowsky ' s symphonies. But don ' t get Doug wrong; he turns to with a will when he ' s interested. Though he denies that he was weary of this lublxrrly life, he has Ijeen hove at short stay too long. Now it ' s up anchor and back to sea again. Battalion Cross Country 3; Battalion Track 3; Company Steeplechase 3; Captain ' 45; German Club 1. Ill Qe rgc Vtarimg Vtugtt tf, §r. San Marino, California " I ' m built low for power, " George in- sisted in defense of his short stature. He came to the Academy from South Pasa- dena, California, bringing his lop-sided grin and sunny disposition to brighten our drearier days. Never one to worry alx)ut academics, George spent most of his leisure time trying to coax a dinghy across the finish line. On rainy days he sat and dreamed alxjut airplanes and read about fog and clouds. The radio club room was one of George ' s favorite retreats after chow, and he claimed he learned something each time he went. Our little friend with the over-sized aural appen- dages will be well-liked wherever he goes and we predict his success in the Fleet. Varsity Sailing Team 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Radio Club 3, 1; Foreign Language Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, J. !. . £ bcm JScavitt, jr. Bangor, Maine " Da pitcha woiks da prob! " These words were Ben ' s eleventh commandment, and nearly all his problems (except women) 1 verified his faith in that axiom. To " Red, " C. I. S. was more than three letters — it was an institution ! This red-headed Maine man had the dubious honor of receiving more C. I. S. chits than anyone in the room. When he did manage to secure a drag, however, it was a snake ' s paradise; she was always a queen. Academics never bothered him, although he still smolders over the day some slash erased three of his probs in math class. Morning exercises never gave him enough to do, and the other three " Horsemen " were constantly being aroused by Ben ' s early morning raids on the commando course. Battalion Golf 4; Battalion Tennis 3; Battalion Football 1; Varsity Rifle 1; Farewell Ball Committee 3; Spanish Club 3, 7. Stuart ndsnn Salem, Oregon " Pancho " was never more than a couple of jumps ahead of the Math Department, until he " fortied " their last chance to get him; then his wives couldn ' t even talk to him when standing on a twenty foot ladder. Academics never really bothered him, though, and he spent most of his spare time on the football field quartering the Navy team to victory. When he wasn ' t playing football, or cutting grass out at No. 1 " Action " Place, he joined his " wives " for a wild ride alx)ard one of the many Academy yawls. He never dragged except in " line of duty " until first class year, when his O. A. O. was here. Varsity Football 4, 3, J, ' 45, N; Varsity Track 3, 1, NA; Battalion Handball 3, 1, ' 43; Spanish Club, Pres., 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4; Choir 3, 1. Q yaancs Clyde masters San Diego, California Jim hails from San Diego, but claims Tijuana saw more of him. There is never a dull moment when Jim is around. With him it is always a good time first and studies later, yet the academics never stumped him. His smile and even temper made him popular wherever he went. Spare moments he spent dream- ing up the car he ' d build or the " jive " he ' d like to play. Jim knew his onions about anything he did and that includes the girls he dragged. We can thank Jim for brightening gloomy days. He wants a pair of wings and we wish him best of luck. Battalion Football 4; Fencing 3; Track 4, 3. Albert Ciat tan £e9wis Lyndon, Kansas The " Ace, " who is responsible f of this publication, started his achievements Plebe summer with B " billet doux " to several lovely f Plebe dago and a certain Baltimore Belle him down from several to one, however, an been that one ever since. As one of the Horsemen, " Ace kept 3051 in constant with his sage observations on the pros and cons of the system. Fencing took Ace ' s eye ster year and on any of those chilly winte noons he could be found wielding the " sal)e the watchful eye of Mr. Daladrier. The rei spare time went for " sack drill, " drags, am curricular activities. Golf 4, Manager; Varsity Fencing 3, 1, J45t; Radio Club 4, 3; Lucky Bag 3, 1; Editor Academic S Spanish Club 3, 1. ' Jawnes Mtten € rien Iowa City, Iowa Whether it was assembling data Points or commanding the Fou talion parade, Jim could alway. pec ted to do a good job — a f evidenced by the stripes he supported, lad from the corn country deserted the medicine at the University of Iowa to h " Doctor of the Deep. " Quiet, always pi an amiable smile, ever willing to lend a or advice — these are the attributes th; " Obie " a true friend of all. While noth " savoir, " this man of diversified interests tented with merely keeping himself " in tl bracket, " often rounding out the study | reading, or trying his hand at poetry. Bon Jim. Track 4, ' 45; Company Football 3, ' 45; Reef Points, ■ Trident Society, Vice- Pres., 3, 1; Class Organization, Treas., 1; Spanish Club 4, I. 278 Ktii Walter maycr St. Paul, Minnesota IB On his third attempt, Bill entered the I Naval Academy after his twenty-first I birthday. The greatest problem that con- I fronted him was not academics, but wine omen. During first class year Bill could not e which of three girls, in various parts of the ry, he loved most. The only things that kept lom starring were letter writing and " shooting hdivcze " during study hour. Although Bill made islanding accomplishments at the Academy, ttA to form the firm backbone of the regi- . He has the faculty and competence to do well ol) he undertakes. Bill will stand out in the where expeditious and reliable judgment is red. Battalion Soccer 4; Battalion Boxing 4; allalion Lacrosse 4, 3, 1; Company Steeplechase 3, ' 45; German Club 4, 3; Boat Club 3. Hanford, California J. Nicholas Ix)ngfield arrived with the deep tan of a Hanford, California, l)cach- comer of long standing, but it di.sappeared so quickly that Nick suijscquently played an unforgettable dead man on the Academy legiti- mate stage. After this stellar performance, he was secured from histrionics for the l)cnefit of all con- cerned in favor of more vigorous academic pursuits for which he was well rewarded. And it was this latter effort which gave occasion for those widely famous " Longfieldisms " we all enjoyed while the profs fumed and sputtered. Nick dcvclo|)cd an admirable basketball game, t x . he got much i)etter results from those air mail specials to Hanford — didn ' t he, Mary Lou? Company Steeplechase 3, ' 43; Pep Committee 3, 1; Spanish Club J; Art Club 4, 3, J; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Masqueraders 4. §)awBici Miberl €)tiver, r. Charleston, West Virginia Q They grow ' em tall in West Virginia, but they grow ' em savvy. Studies were never a threat to Danny; they were just a nuisance. Give him an Astounding Stories Magazine and a soft sack, and Danny will pass away another study hour. But Danny had two hobbies at the Academy; dragging and reducing. He could never do enough of either. Dan ' s bible was The Approximate Composition of American Food Materials; his idol was his highland sweetheart, although we never understood how he stopped long enough to pick her out of the field. He was a genius for physical efficiency; never a muscle strained without good reason. It isn ' t that Danny was lazy; he was just too blasted smart. What a brain! Chess Club 4; German Club 4, 1; Math Club 4. 279 Brooklyn, New York Q From the wilds of Sauk Sainte Marie, Michigan and Brooklyn came T. E. to the seclusion of Bancroft Hall and what he hof)ed would Ije the first step on the long climb to t)ecoming an Admiral. Ever ready to start or take part in an argument, he was never- theless one of the most witty and pleasant fellows around. He could and did find humor in every situation. Ted was a very loyal memljcr of the Radiator Squad, holding office as President for three years. Never in trouble with academics, his keen mind and quick perception enabled him to maintain a good class standing. " Success " will yc written for the naval career of T. E. Munson. Battalion Fencing 3, 1; Sparush Club 4, 3; Meivman Club 4, 3, J. £ lts9varth tnilit €)str»n», jr. Corpus Christi, Texas " Emo " brought his quiet unassuming manner to the Academy from Schreiner Institute and quickly proved to himself m l and his classmates that academics were " fruit. " With that in mind he laid aside his text- l)ooks in favor of learning sailing and its principles from the past masters and practical experience. It wasn ' t long until he made his mark with the sailing team and at the same time gave a helping hand to anyone trying for sailing qualifications. Something of a " Red Mike, " " Emo " hied himself away to the piano practice rooms or buried himself in a pile of Time magazines on the weekends he wasn ' t riding the Chesapeake on a yawl. Varsity Swimming 4, 3, ' 45, s45t; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Varsity Sailing 4, 3, 7, s45g. Q aird Snt dcr h Washington, D. C. About once a term a cry of " I ' ll Bilge! " rings forth from one of Bancroft ' s rooms, and the neighbors knew that Baird had again been frightened into studying fif- teen minutes instead of ten for a recitation. Of course, when exams came around, he had his 3.0, but proclaimed each time that the Army very nearly had another private. Baird ' s outside activi- ties included wrestling, sailing, and a never-ending feud with the Executive Department. He always heeded the admonitions about " keeping in shape " ; worrying about it made him the proud possessor of an ever-receding hairline. Baird ' s sense of humor and his ability to analyze those around him will carry him a long way in life. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, J; German Club 4, 3; Radio Club 4, 3, 1. Q thing Michigan City, Indiana Joe was the most cheerful slash ever to cut a classmate ' s throat. He carved a gory path with his slide rule, but no one could stay mad at the " Beacon " because there was nothing he couldn ' t pass off with that big cheerful grin of his. Outside of academics, Joe ' s driving passions were his bunk, a record collection that flattered Tschaikowsky, and Burma, his O. A. O. back home. Joe has done everything from sailing to flying, but he has finally found himself in the Navy. Masqueraders 4; Photo Club 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 3; Catholic Choir 3; Stars 4, 3. Stnmaid ' Krister o« Bloomfield, Missouri No, " Edgar " wasn ' t a football didn ' t have five stripes either. B wasn ' t a more amiable, easie along-with guy around. He ' d for anyone, classmate or plebe. V things were looking dark for someone, the come around to see " Edgar " — and leave fixed up and raring to go. The only thi disturbed this man from Missouri were rev- not getting a daily letter from one of the that made his weekends livable. His spj was taken up in company sports and- Edgar ' s prize possession is his " N " slight]- dark side. He says he likes that color; it ' s c Company Football 3, ' 45; Company Steeplechase 3 Lucky Bag 4, 1; Black N . Miired yohwa Staubil Cincinnati, Ohio When not occupied writing letti O. A. O. or reading replies f 21 " Red " was usually blasting son H H ing line on the football field or his fists, either in the ring or in the handh What little time he had left for studying vv used for something else, with that old " 1 excuse, but his studies didn ' t suffer much His easy-going ways, coupled with the shows when he needs it, will go far towan life miserable for any enemy who runs ; destroyer, and pleasant for his shipmates. Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, ' 45, N ; Battalion Handbal Boxing 4, 3, bNt; German Club 3, 1; Photo Clui Company Representative 3, 1. 280 Jloyd unhcr SessSnns Lake Village, Arkansas E " No v it ' s this-a-way " explained this lanky golden-haired lad from the South to the questions of his newly acquired " Wives. " Since that unforgettable day, as;o, " Sesh " has always been ready with a )li|L)n to the difficult problems of life and love {ways willing to share these solutions with his lells. Besides Ijeing an amateur philosopher, is an athlete of no mean caliber for he wears lej -Star won in vaulting. He was always going ) ! p smoking, going to work-out, going to study io| but-well it ' s been " this-a-way " for the last years and we like him just " that-a-way. " ' aiiily Track 4, 3, J, ' 45, N ; Battalion Football 1. u Shreveport, Louisiana The good " Doctor " rode roughshod into Bancroft from Texas A. M., bringing a rclK ' l yell, a lusty right arm, and a mi.s- trust of all marriage-minded females. With PIcIk; year past, dragging lost its excitement and " Doc " turned to sailing, tjccoming one of the ablest of the Academy ' s salty set. Academically speaking. Doc blew hot and cold, studying one week, resting the next, hitting Scamo. and Nav., shuddering at Bull. The promoter of countless " deals, " Pro was frequently at odds with the powers that l)e. The Executive Department could never quite reconcile itself to his fur-lined gloves. Palm Beach blue service, and disregard of red-tape formality. Football 4; Tennis 4; Varsity Gym 3, 1; Photo Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 3, 1; Spanish Club .?, J; Boat Club 3. 1, ' 45; Christmas Card Committee 3, 1. Pawner JSoikxi ' hitmas, jr. White Bear Lake, Minnesota Bones was " our athletic wife. " Football, basketball, and track kept him in .such fighting trim that when the score stood high in favor of the Academic Depart- ments he was sure to pull a last minute play that would put him in the lead again. " Bones " joined the " Four Horsemen " of 3051 armed with a Sigma Chi pin, an Oregon sweater, and a knack for re- ceiving mail. Mournful were the looks on the faces of Nick, Ben, and Ace when the mail was sorted— alphabetically for Bones. Bill IX will rememljcr him as his numljer one toss, during the 1943 season, an honor reserved for few. Battalion Football 4, 3; Basketball 4, ' 45; Football 1, NA; Company Football 3, ' 45; Battalion Track 4; Spanish Club 4, 3. 1; Log Staff I; Goat Keeper 1. Big Bear Lake, California Bill came to us from the pine covered slof es of Big Bear Lake in Southern Cali- fornia. Fast automobiles, popularity with the girls, and a real sense of humor sum up Bill. His heart set on aviation and the girl back home. Bill " ran " us all; but for three years he showed us the stuff real officers are made of. Studies never tothered him, and athletics plus real sportsmanship made him stand out. His winning smile and carefree personality made him liked and rememtored by all who know him. One of the tost; Bill deserves all the luck in the world, and will prove himself a real credit to the Marine Corps. Company Steeplechase 3, ' 45; Battalion Swimming 3; Spanish Club 3; Model Club 4, 3; Black y- . 281 Knoxville, Tennessee § " Ah, another happy hour and another sack drill " were this Tennessee lad ' s favorite words. With a slow, southern drawl, a ready smile, and a pleasing per- sonality, Dave has made many friends. Always ready to uphold the laurels of Tennessee, " Weave " hopes to return there someday. He spent his spare time playing tennis, swimming, or playing Tommy Dorsey records. If you ever need an extra man to put some life in a party, Dave ' s your man. He was ever willing to join a gathering, whether it was a chow party after taps, or a hike in town for a coke. ' Til we meet again, good luck and good hunting, " Tennessee. " Spanish Club 3, Front Royal, Virginia From the scenic Shenandoah Valley Virginia came an ambitious and likal boy whom we all know as J. D. He work hard to get into the Academy and nev once, while here, did he cease his efforts to ke the long arm of the Academic Departments awe Weekends, however, found J. D. turning to light fancies: dragging, sailing, and writing. " Variety the spice of life! " , he would say, while adding a other name to his long list of 4.0 drags. When r devoted to academics and dragging, John was starring member of the company wrestling tea ' Keep up the smooth sailing, J. D. ! Baseball 4; German Club 4, 3. tawncs Gardner ' nmvnstcy Lebanon, Ohio With his pipe, his grin, and his off-key baritone, Jim, or " Judge " as we affec- tionately nicknamed him early in his naval career, came to us from Lebanon, Ohio, the home, according to him, of the finest newspaper and the most beautiful girl in the world. With only a passing interest in academics, Jim divided his time among softball, cross-country and the Business Gang of which he became manager. To Jim the Navy is divided into two classifications, the Pigboats and the rest, and we predict it will l)e a gloomy day for the Emperor when the Judge puts to sea in one of his pets. All in all we think he ' s a fine officer, a true friend, and a gallant gentleman. We ' re darn proud to have known him. Battalion Cross Country 3; Battalion Track 3; Track 4; Masqueraders and Combinfd Musical Clubs, Business Mgr. 3, 1; Trident Society; Battalion Representative 1; Lucky Bag, Company Representative 3, 1. nawlan tiate ' Williams Watertown, South Dakota Strictly a dry land sailor until he hit the blue Chesapeake, " Willy " had had his =1 =1 eye and heart on the Naval Academy H H since he was fourteen. Entering from high school. South Dakota ' s one-man chamber of com- merce proceeded to put everything he had into the struggle. Though not a " savoir, " he never was in danger of getting the axe. The Academy found him an ambitious worker in everything from athletics to academics. He has a knack for poetry, but up to first class year, that, together with his good looks and personality didn ' t find him the girl of his dreams. A new " can " will find him a well trained and ambitious asset. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1. 2%1 17th C:onipam ...l94tt TOP ROW— J. F. Ahearn, D. L. Ashley, T. E. AuRcr, R. F. Babcock jr., H. S. Bancroft, J. C. BclUh, R. R.]Blackwood, T. F. Booker, R. M. Boyle, T. H. Ck)llora, J. B. Coulter, J. G. Curry. SECOND ROW— J. J. De Mayo jr., R. J. De Temple, R. C. Duncan, J. G. Dunn, W. F. Dyroff, M. F khart jr.. J. W. Ferguson, G. N. Frazier, R. E. Fuller, A. C. Gallup, A. H. Hatsell jr., T. G. Heffcron. THIRD ROW— J. P. Jackson jr., B. B. Kane jr., R. S. Kennedy, D. J. King jr., C. F. I-ORan, R. T. Lyons, E. E. Mouton, A.Jimenez, P. W. Ratte, S. W. Rowcn, C. A. Sueur, J. M. Wolfe. FOURTH ROW—L. V. Aronson ii, L. C. Baldwin, E. L. Ball, J. .S. Blake, K. C. Brown, J. W. Campbell, J. T. Collins, G. Ferch iii, J. E. Hugus, E. J. Kingsbury jr., W. B. Ixrffingwell, R. J. I uschner. FIFTH ROW—¥. C. Peregoy jr., H. P. Rice, D. F. Smith, W. O. Suddath, G. W. Tarleton, E. P. Vosburgh jr., P. R. Wagner, R. J. Webster. I7ii. €:oinpiiny...l947 FRONT ROW— K. M. Robinson, R. H. Pyklas, F. M. Knapp, R. W. Depcw, W. K. Lemlcy, G. C. Stevens, R. C. Bishop, D. H. Erickson, G. T. Zepp, R. G. Haney, J. E. Ck hoon, J. R. Ctom, G. H. Lanning. SECOND ROW — P. E. Baylor, J. C. Oliver jr., J. F. McKcnzie, C. R. Darby, L. G. Bunon jr., J. E. Farley, K. W. Barrett, M. R. Grady, ' R. E. Turnage, A. I,. Maynard, J. G. Fineran, R. E. Moon jr. THIRD ROW— . D. Caine, E. W. O ' Callaghan, R. R. Goldsbourgh jr., G. O. Fowler jr., . . J. Frankel, R. G. Lilly, O. G. Manning, H. A. Sanders, N. G. Rodesjr., W. R. Hccrwagcn, J. L. . delman. FOURTH ROW— R. F. Roche, C.J. Musholt, D. M. Wells, P. E. Woodruff jr., R. S. Gardiner, R. D. McNeil, R. M. Wcidman jr., J. J. Pavelle jr., W. H. Roger, H. L. Curtin jr., W. N. Yates, D. J. Roberts jr., J. H. Watkinsjr. ' iStntli. ' M. ,. ,.4(il et FOURTH BATTALION OFFICER EIGHTEENTH COMPANY Each company in the Regiment had its own unique personaUty, but none was more ruggedly individuaUstic than the " Wooden Eight- teenth. " We, as a unit, established an enduring reputation with each Academic Department to which we succumbed. " Oh, yes! I ' ve heard about the 18th Company, " was the usual greeting from a new prof. We were blessed with the faculty of making the best of bad situations and that smoothed our passage through the troubled waters. Our relations with the underclass were cordial and we went our merry way with a minimum of internal friction. But the Eigh- teenth Company was far from a bunch of negats. Our men filled the squad lists in almost every sport and we included in our ranks the captain of soccer and stalwarts of the crew, football, lacrosse, and track teams. In extra-curricular activities we took a major part, with such luminaries as the Editor-in-Chief of the Log, President of the Combined Musical Clubs, and many other outstanding men. Small wonder we did not excel academically — we had no time for it. But the Eighteenth Company made its mark in the Regiment, leaving behind a very deep and lasting impression. l»t Set A. R. Marschall, Commander S. H. McClintic, D. A. Graybill, J. C. Cole 2nd 9et W. R. Campbell, Commander R. G. Curley, G. F. Ellis, A. P. Slaff Bath, New York His dream come true, " Major " entered the Naval Academy with a certain sense of satisfaction that he had accomplished one of his goals. It had been a long journey, for he came to the Academy the hard way — through the Fleet. " The destroyers are the only ships in the Navy " — that was Major. Devoting his time to crew, dragging, and studying, he found life at Bancroft easy going from the beginning. Come June, in the Fleet there will be a " can " with a real man. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Battalion Crew Manager 1; Hewman Club 4, 3, 1. Chevy Chase, Maryland " Come on, ' Beaver, ' it ' s about time for the late bell to ring. " And that ' s the way he ' s been for three years, always close but never late. His main interests have been tennis, the cut exchange of the Log, and dragging — particularly the latter. Always " one of the boys, " Jack has been a party to every good bull session in his vicinity. This should prove especially valuable to him when he goes to subs, for they ' re what he has his heart set on at this stage of the game. With dolphins on his chest and Phoebe on his arm, the - " Beaver " will go through life a happy man. Varsity Tennis 4, 3, t45t; Battalion Tennis 1; Log, Cut Exchange Editor 1. Joseph Shcpard rt an, jr. Dunn, North Carolina An overflowing cauldron of irrepressi good nature, this easy going son of old South was interested in only f I H things — good looking drags, sleep, stud: good looking drags, and sleep. Though always the lookout for a beautiful drag, he never drags the same girl twice. . .he believed in " love ' em a: leave ' em. " Usually worried about dropping fn a 4.0 to a 3.8 after each class, he still managed give the Academic Departments a good run their money. Though he was always out for int mural sports and working hard for the Glee CI or Musical Club Shows, his bunk was seldi- vacant. Battalion Basketball 4; Touch Football 3, ' 43; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 1; French Club 3 Naval Academy Entertainment Committee 1, Combined Musical Clubs, Director 7; IM illiawn Mlauricr rt Mom San Mateo, California " Sparky " realized a life-long ambition when he entered these four walls, and nothing swerved him from his course. Bill never really came close to the " bilge mark, " but the amount of worry was terrific. Aside from Plebe baseball, company basketball and Softball, his chief sport was falling in love, and the latter he accomplished on every leave with remarkable regularity. Sparky ' s favorite expression was, " If it ' s dynamically stable, it ' s fundamentally fruit. " Thus fortified, he proceeded on his merry way through the Academy. A swell fellow, always ready to lend a hand or join a party. Bill ' s ability to work hard will insure him of a successful career. ' Baseball 4. Q 286 B Brooklyn, New York Gifted with that type of humor at which people growl instead of laugh, Brush stag- gered in from Brooklyn, where he de- veloped his high IQ and talent for the ;ub squad, which he came near to captaining. Few •an understand how an intelligent gent such as his one, with enough business sense to become idvertising manager of the Lucky Bag, could ever x so dull as to bet on the Dodgers. " Wait until le.xt year, " he says. So far, it ' s been three years. »Ve know that Len, who wants " something big nd hard to sink, " will be a big success in the Fleet ind make his " big one " harder than ever to sink. Log, Staff 4; Lucky Bag, Editor of Academy History and Advertising Manager 4, 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society, Vice- -., Prts., 4, 3, 1; Trident Calendar, Associate Editor 3, 1. ' - " ; • ' •• ' « ' William §iolamd Campbell, jr. Media, Pennsylvania Every Friday came the Log and with the Log came many laughs. The best of these laughs could be attributed to those car- toons bearing the signature " Soup. " Nor was his humor confined to his pen; the varsity lacrosse team, the battalion football team, and his classmates were constantly aware of his rare sense of humor, and the point of his witty remarks. His first love is in his home state; his second love, his sack; and his last love, academics, which were con- stantly haunting him. As a matter of fact, the latter nearly haunted him out at the end of plebe year. June will see Soup with the two things he has most dreamed of: " Ginny " and his commission. Battalion Football 4, 3, 1; Varsity Lacrosse, g45f, 4, 3, 1, NA; Log Staff 4, 3, 7; Trident Calender 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Art Club 4, 3, 1. IVilliam Ifraaeia Claair«a Queen Anne, Maryland A man ' s man — that ' s Bill. He has plenty of what it takes, and all his friends have admired his fighting spirit that won him ■i the position of captain on Ixith the plclie and varsity soccer teams. He ' s a man who would l)e dangerous to cross; but if you have him on your side, you can ' t find any better. He didn ' t do much dragging until first class opportunities came along, but all his drags were something to look at. He made a few retreats in his three year Ixittlc with the Academic Departments, but his super sack complex can be held responsible for that. A fighting man for a fighting Fleet. Plebe Soccer, Captain 4, a45f; Lacrosse 4; Radio Club 4, 3; Varsity Soccer 3, Captain 1, 2aSJ . John Clemcml Cole jr. Wilmington, Delaware The " Fox ' s " approach in the classroom or parlor is as smooth as his swing on the golf course. He entered Forty-five with a golf bag on one shoulder, a Greek letter pin on his lapel, and a " little black Ixxjk " in his pocket. A jjoteniial chemical en- gineer goes Navy. He left with a high number and many good friends. " Immaculate Jack, " he should be called. His appearance is always unexcelled, whether he x in his sporty golf clothes or his uniform. Forty-five is proud to have the Fox wearing her ring. Golf 4, 3, 1, g45J; Battalion Swimming 4. 287 ! II I J IK I §i.nbcrt Qcrard Cwgrtey San Francisco , California When Bob left foggy San Francisco for Uncle Sammy ' s School for Boys, he brought with him the old Chamber of 1 Commerce line. But Bob ' s tale of Cali- fornia weather was tempered with that old Irish humor and after a while we found ourselves want- ing to go West also. In his free time Uncle Robert was usually found scampering around the track; Plebe year on the Battalion team, later with the varsity. His knack for picking out good phonograph records made him a much more pleasant room- mate. Just one look at him and we knew he was an officer who would go places in the Fleet. Battalion Track 4, ' 45; Varsity Track 3, NA; Battalion Handball 3, ' 45. Qcorgc ' Slitxallcn £liit, §r. Salisbury, North Carolina H His geniality, humor and infectious s l a are an excellent indication of " Tar He( philosophy of life. A natural flair Hk H showmanship, coupled with a solid s of rhythm, made George and his drumming oi the most popular features of the NA-10. Possf- of an unbounded enthusiasm for every task unj taken, he was never really troubled by the x ' middle ' s problems. Academics, sports, and course, dragging, all found a very favoraljle bal. on his calendar of events, adding up to an tremely successful three years at the Naval A emy — three successful Navy years which are ( the first of many to come. Steeplechase 3, ' 45; Orchestra Drummer 4; NA-10 Drummer 4, 3, 7. , ' j9hn U)iUiawn Cnx Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Born to the stinging salty spray, J. Bill is one of the boys in the upper bracket who gets this stuff. Though he didn ' t star, he was always comfortably above that 2.5. " Sheer fruit, " he ' d say after working one of those elegant Youngster steam probs — " slap ' em in and turn the crank. " Though not exactly a snake, he ' s ready and willing to conquer new territory. J. Bill ' s ability to laugh at trouble, yours or his own, will make him a good man in any circumstance. Watch for him with his slipstick down in plot. Swimming 4, s45t; Battalion Swimming 3. . • —, ' ' - 15 nsnn §)name Qeiqev St. Joseph, Missouri " Where do they make this puffed wheat cereal, Mister? " Yes, Bill was mighty proud of his home town, and St. Joe has a right to be proud of him. It was a tough laul for Bill to get in the Academy, but these diffi- culties only made him value all the more the climax .0 his life-long ambition. That broad grin relieved nany moments of tension and touched many a irl ' s heart. He will long be remembered in ath- etics as the co-holder of the Naval Academy record md the Army-Navy meet record in the 220-yard ow hurdles. Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45, N ; Glee Club 4. tienviti Mrwnor Qratfhiti Pembrook, Pennsylvania Easily the most popular fellow in the Com- pany, Doc was the friend to give any classmate sympathy or advice, whichever was needed. He could instantly recognize and enter into any mood, whether it be cynical, bantering, serious, or simply humorous. His canny knowledge of women aided many others as well as himself Doc was not a snake; he simply reasoned, correctly enough, that if he did not drag the girls, ijoth would miss the fun. He had that coordination which enabled him to excel in any sport attempted. He was a regimental boxing champion, and a winner in everything else. With his superior tact, adaptability, and personality. Armor will be a winner for his country and his friends. Boxing 4; Battalion Boxing 4, ' 45; Regimental Boxing 4, 3, bNt. Augusta, Maine Down from the cold, caliginous corner of our country called Maine came someone to defend it. " God ' s Country, " Johnny H l says, and he was as loyal to it as he was to the high ideals he Ijrought with him, and to his first job for the Navy. How he found time for foot- ball, choir, NA-10, wrestling, good marks, and stripes was a mystery for those who did not know his secret: John knew how to use those spare min- utes when the schedule said sack drill. The spirit and ability that kept him on top of Maryland climate, frap sheets, steam, and Monday mornings for these three years will make our Navy a good officer. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Touch oolbatt 3, ' 45; . a-10. Trombone 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, t; French Ctub 4, 3, 1. Harotd U iifrcd HaU Boston, Massachusetts B " Hascal under " was an ever popular expression at the chow table, but there was just that one thumb to keep this pride and joy of Boston aboard. Recognized by ilic glint in his eye, his warm smile and practical jokes, Harry took life in easy stride. Classical music, soccer, food, and sleep in that order were his main joys. A noticeable exception to the above is women, but perhaps Harry believed that the best way to get the women is to ignore them. Although failing to star by a narrow margin, he nevertheless starred in his endeavor to educate his wife in the beauties of Tschaikowsky and Beethoven. Soccer 4, 3, 1, a45f, MA; Lacrosse 4; French Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag Staff; Company Biography Editor 1. ! " §iobcrt William ' Hantvell Manasquan, New Jersey s A ready smile, a dry sense of humor, a rather serious nature, and a marvelous gift of gab — these were the things that Bob brought along with him when he left New Jersey three years ago. Those three years have not wrought a great deal of change. He still cher- ishes an ambition, born in junior high school, to be an officer in his Uncle Sam ' s Navy. Bob was not exactly a star in athletics or academics, but clung to the theory that the " buckets are the best officers. " We feel sure that he has something there and that he will be a welcome and valuable asset to his ship, whether it be in the wardroom or on the bridge. Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Foreign Language Club 1. m y»hn franklin Will Omaha, Nebraska I Qcnrge tniHnn Dallas Wari MiDDLETOWN, DELAWARE Q George came to the Academy from the University ofDelaware. He was thoroughly sold on his small state and would never forget that it was the first to ratify the Constitution. His good nature, tact, and sympathy made him a friend much sought after by all. His whole life was absorbed in his O. A. O., Franny. Nothing else mattered — not even studies. He is not savvy in the book sense, but has more than his share of practical knowledge and common sense. Not the competitive type, he was more content to enjoy life as it came. His afternoons were usually spent in boxing, swimming, playing soccer, push- ball. He made the best of wives and will g o far in the Navy. Battalion Boxing 4; Battalion Pushball 3; Boat Club 4, 3; French Club 4, 3. Arriving at the Academy with cornstf still on him, " Big John " gave up coll life to settle down in earnest. The R HH book proved to be his biggest disappoi ment, while sack drill was his salvation. Dur crew season, he treked daily out to the shed to his N, and when the leaves began to turn, " John " also turned, but to varsity football. Ei going, friendly almost to a fault — everyone co say, " Sure, I know Big John. " He took acaden with typical nonchalance, pleasure coming and usually in the form of feminine pulchritu However, his serious moments were as unmisti able as his grin, and, when the sheepskins are livered, the Fleet will receive a fine officer of it character. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, 2NA, ' 45; NA; Varsity Crew 4, 3, 7, ' 45, 2N; Touch Football 3, ' 45; Battalion Boxing 4, ' 45; Boat Club 1; ' Lucky Bag Staff, Section Editor 1; Christmas Card Committee, Chairman 1. -( ' . _ " Z ' c Hillis SJcwighi ' Hnwnc Alliance, Ohio Hilly took the Academy in full stride, faking the Reg. book out of position, just as he did opponents on the gridiron. Probably, the greatest open field runner to wear the Blue and Gold in recent years, " Humbo " was certainly one of Navy ' s all time ■i B greats. Also at home with a lacrosse stick in his hand, he had the distinction of winning an N in both football and lacrosse his youngster year. Hilly ' s happy-go-lucky ways and broad smile made the women sit up and take notice. He had that 3.0 glance and study hours were invariably spent in sack drill. A true and loyal friend, no one will ever forget him. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, N ; Basketball 4, ' 45; Varsity Lacrosse 3, 1, N ; Battalion Tennis 4, ' 45. 290 tnifhad Joseph anc Hartford, Connecticut " Let me go down to the sea in ships " is undoubtedly the predominant wish of this strapping Connecticut Irishman. In- stilled with a great Navy spirit, " Killer " would need only a few minutes, and he could sell the Navy to any man. Mike ' s greatest asset is his profound determination to learn everything there is to know about his profession. Easy-going and with a great sense of humor, his troubles with the Academic Department were as few as with the fairer sex. Mike ' s great qualities will see him far, and in all seriousness and with due respect to a great roommate, I know no man whom I would rather see wearing the gold braid of a naval officer. Varsity Rifle Team 4, 3, J, 2r45t; Battalion Crew 1; Glee Club 1; Lucky Bag 1; French Club 4, 3; ; ' Radio Club 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. — - " " ,. " " 4 merriU €. Mettt , jr. Chula Vista, California Five minutes with Merrill and one realizes that California produces better things than oranges. Yes, from that western land of sunshine and bliss came a Californian whose ambition and drive have not allowed him to be content with being average, but have inspired him to excel. Through sheer determination and plenty of hard work, he conquered math and mastered the swimming tests, his two most formid- able barriers to graduation. Cheerfully giving his best to every task, and giving it at the right time, have inevitably brought Merrill t o the front. The type of leader most needed in the Fleet today, he will never let his men down, nor disappoint his skipper. Steeplechase 3, ' 45; Battalion Football 4. Auburndale, Massachusetts When " Capt. " wandered into our midst, three years ago, he was a firm exponent of the theory that it ' s all fruit. Now that it ' s all over, he still sticks to his contention in spite of the earnest efforts of Barto, Curly, and various and sundry Academic Departments. Cap ' s greatest personal blessing .seems to be his light- heartedness. Nothing seems to bother him except the numljer of days until the next leave and the general status of Provincetown. Athletics were never very much in his line, but he did manage to get his " N. " Capt. won ' t tell when you ask him where he got it, though. We hope that he gets the pig-boat that he ' s been dreaming of. Battalion Lacrosse 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3; Radio Club 4, 3. £rnctt Jaseph Mimt , r. Washington, D. C. Fond of music, shows, color photography, cars, civilian clothes, blondes, rum. New Yorker, and steaks. His 600-odd records include Franck, Debussy, Gershwin, Porter and his pals, Richard Himber, Dorsey and his ilk, and. . .Spike Jones and his City Slickers. Ask to see his pictures. . .he even photographed the 1943 May Day celebration, in color. Another hobby is being put on the conduct report by meml rs of his sister ' s old gang, who are now in the Executive Department. Quiet, una.ssurning, and thoroughly independent, Joe has the wit of Thurber and the intelligence of Kieran. No matter what he does, he will succeed. 291 lyJ ■ r Worcester, Massachusetts Q The thing that strikes you first about Bob is his vigor. Battalion football and wrest- ling absorbed his physical energies, but it was more difficult to satiate his mental thirst. He read more literature faster than modera- tion would permit. Never a man for half-measures, he lustily pursued any endeavor he undertook. His skillful directing of the Masqueraders and the Musical Club Shows demonstrated his drive as well as his natural ability. In his more passive moments he took to music. Listening to anything from Dorsey to Caruso and writing to his O. A. O. occupied many of Bob ' s spare moments. His con- stant good spirit and choice wit will endear him to those of us fortunate enough to be his shipmates. Battalion Football 3; Masqueraders 4, 3, Director 1; Musical Club Shows 3; Associate Director 1. Wayne, Pennsylvania Q Jack came to Annapolis determined to teach people to pronounce Knudsen with the " K, " but all in vain. Three years later his classmates (and profs) were still calling him " Nootson. " Often in love, but never for long. Jack seldom dragged the same girl twice. In spite of a knee injury plebe year. Jack played soccer, wrestled, boxed and held his own on the track. He is one of the most sincere, considerate, and un- selfish members of our class. A lover of nature, Jack spent many sunny afternoons hiking through the woods. Someday, when the world is peaceful again, " Nootson " wants to retire to a farm and raise lots of animals . . . and seven kids. Soccer 4, 1, a45f, NA; Battalion Wrestling 4; Battalion Track 4, ' 45; Varsity Track 3. avid MlsowB Mrihs Minneapolis, Minnesota The thing that strikes you first about 1 is his intense energy. He never did an ' thing half-heartedly. He didn ' t go in f( organized athletics because he concei trated all his efforts in weight-lifting. He was tl strongest man in the Academy for his size and ha the best physique for any size. One term he wei " unsat " in Math. With typical intensity, he can back the next term and starred. His emotions re along the same line. Either he laughed whol heartedly or he loosed a wrath that was accent ' ated by skillful invective. Dave ' s heart is in aviatic and only in a four hundred mile per hour fight; with all guns blazing will he find excitement enout: to absorb his energy. Track 4; Battalion Wrestling 4. ' Mtnqh ttardin Mlntvcry Alton, Illinois Hjj H " Hey wife, lend me five bucks; I ' m dragging this weekend. " With a lazy drawl B 9 and a flashing smile, Hugh, better known to the inmates of Bancroft Hall as " Ab- fl bott, " came to the factory by the Severn. Abbott was greatly impressed by his first ki B day here and ready to turn in his chit on the second. Outside of playing lacrosse and participating in company boxing, Hugh ' s favorite pastimes were engaging in horizontal engineering and dragging. Always ready to secure the studies in favor of a bull session, Hugh was well suited to be a member of the " slashing " 18th Company. His quick wit and subtle sense of humor will insure others of a good shipmate. Lacrosse 4, ' 45; Battalion Lacrosse 3; Christmas Card Committee 1. 292 New Orleans, Louisiana Life with the " Kike " is no drab existence, as anyone will verify. Bull sessions, argu- ments, bets, stories about the " Old Man, " news from the future Mrs., current events —all these and more comprise his daily contribu- ions toward a more congenial atmosphere here in iancroft. Probably no one is better known for being in all around good fellow than is Mike. Such natters as starring, being the Company com- iiander, and working with the reception committee ire among his accomplishments. " Tin cans " will le his future interest, so any of you salts who, by chance, may become a shipmate of his beware if , ' ou don ' t like bull sessions with the old " song and dance. " " U ' ' i S ' Ji Rfceplion Committee 4, 3; Commissary Officer 1; Log, Staff 3, 1; Lucky Bag, Staff 7; Ring Prodtiction Committee 3; Hop Committee 1; Stars 4, 3. 1 §iftbcrt ' im»tha nteCarthtf Chicago, Illinois H Mac left the Windy City and the frcsh- ■ M water lakes in answer to his lifelong ambi- 3 tion to become a naval ofHcer. Mac ' s M l world revolves around the Navy... and his girl. There is never a dull moment with this combination; each is fighting the other for first place in his heart. Mac has hardly a serious strain in him. He has certainly led a free and happy life here at the Academy, but the Fleet and his girl will probably be able to settle him down. " Tepee ' s " great love in sports is football and he has played through every year at the Academy. When the duty call comes, old Mac will be in there pitching with everything he ' s got. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, JVA; Touch Football 3, ' 45; Baseball 4; Mewman Club 4, 3, 1. Com Mtford murpktf Oakdale, Louisiana I H His presence always meant action. In Ijoxing he was Regimental Champion. There l l was also a great deal of sparring with the Executive Department. Several heavy blows 9 were landed by each contestant. If anyone was dismayed by the results of his contest, Ik I it was not Murph. He is true Southerner to the last Yankee and doesn ' t know the word " stranger " — especially feminine stranger. We ' ll remcmix r him for fiery discussions of military strategy and ear-splitting renditions of " Oakdale Will Shine Tonight. " Although he cleaned our room not at all, when he wanted to do something either academically or athletically he always did it. Right now he ' s aiming for Pcnsacola. Practical, sincere, friendly and easy to get along with his life will know few dull moments. Battalion Boxing 4; Battalion Track 4; Boxing 3, 1, bMt; Tennis 1. 293 St ph n Vtatnilton ItteC ' limtie Annapolis, Maryland Since he had lieen around the world by the time he was six, few things were really new to him. Academy life with its prob- lems he took in his stride — a stride he had to lengthen considerably to keep ahead of the Executive Department, however. Whether in com- mand of a Class A rowlx)at at midnight on the Rappa-hannock or coming in Ijehind schedule after a hop, he never had a dull moment. Of his many interests, wrestling led the list; almost every afternoon found him trying new tricks on his poor old roommate. His wealth of information coupled with a wonderful .sen.se of humor, good-natured sincerity, and an ability to take things as they come have gained him the respect and friendship of those who know him. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 1, w45l, wNAl; Battalion Track 4, ' 45; Log 4, 3; Exchange Editor 1; Lucky Bag, Staff I. I ' i §i,i€hard lletMcndnrffcr North Tarrytown, New York The Navy penetrated deep into the Sleepy Hollow country on the banks of the Hud- son River to call Dick to sea. The Acad- IHI emy has been a busy stopping-off place. In his three years here on the Severn, he has spent many an afternoon rowing up the river in a shell or hiking along the shore. Since Plebe summer, " The Fig " has been out for crew, working up to the Navy " N " in his Youngster year. As a member of the Press Detail, the Reef Points editorial staff, and the Reception Committee, Dick has made every minute count. His enthusiasm and energy have never failed; these traits will prove their worth in the Fleet. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 7, ' 43, N; Reef Points 4, 3; Managing Editor 1; Press Detail 4, 3, 1; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7; Orchestra 4. Lynn, Massachusetts George was not the excitable type. He took things as they came, for he believed in easy come, easy go. This applied espe- cially to the women he dragged. None of them seemed to faze him in the least, for every time he dragged, it was a different girl. But sleep came before everything else. He might have de- veloped into quite a slash, had he not been such a sound sleeper and unable to wake up when his alarm clock went off at 5 a.m. George got this stuff pretty well, standing in the upper part of his class. Intentness in purpose and hard work will continue to bring him to the front. Company Touch Football 3, ' 45; Newman Club 4, 3, 7. Brooklyn, New York The " Pasha, " a versatile character, wa always ready to greet you with a warn handclasp and a beaming smile. He wa well on the way to becoming one of th Academy ' s gridiron and crew heroes, but footbal injuries kept him on the sidelines. However, fev could dispute his prowess on the handball court The underclass knew him as a strict disciplinariai who was well versed in the Academy regulations Gregg was a smoothie with the ladies; his collectioi of girls was worthy of gracing anyone ' s lockeii They all loved him, and so do we. His suave gift c gab, cheerful manner, and happy go lucky ai beclouded his serious side; great things are slateu for him. Football 4, 3, 2, ' 45; Battalion Handball 3, ' 45; Crew 4. tfenry Mshton tBtnsay § ct lou " Z. Annapolis, Maryland Being a Navy Junior, Henry could claim no place in particular for a home town. His last stop before entering the Academy was Philips Academy in Massachusetts. At Andover, Henry received the background that carried him to the top of his class here. Being a star man was but one of his many achievements. When he was not busy earning his NA on the soccer team, Henry found time to be one of the mainstays on the Log and Lucky Bag. His fine sense of loyalty, his consideration for others, and his willingness to lend a hand has made Henry both a fine classmate and a first rate wife. Soccer 4, 3, 7, laNAJ; Log 4, 3; Managing Editor 7; Lucky Bag 4, 3; Section Editor 7; Reception Committee 7; Stars 4, 3. H 294 Boston, Massachusetts Q A proud New Englander, with a typical Boston accent. While in the Fleet, before entering the Academy, he developed a professional interest that he has since greatly cultivated. He was a welcome member of the Company boxing and wrestling teams. His mind was as agile as his body but he was more reluctant to put it to work. With his ever readiness for a friendly argument, broad sense of humor, clever remarks, and practical mind, he will more than pull his weight in the boat. Company Wrestling 3, ' 4S. Tacoma, Washington Pudd ' s Naval Academy life was built around two activities. During the week, he was one of those lean, muscular boys who spent all their time over at the boat- house or in a shell out on the Severn River. On weekends, he could usually be found dragging a certain girl from Kentucky. As have many west- erners, Pudd possesses an independent nature, and three years at the Naval Academy have done little to change him. He likes to collect " doo-dads, " talk crew, and go sailing. Calm, cool, and relaxed under all conditions, and well equipped for enjoying life, Pudd has made many friends and been a constant source of humor during his career at the Naval Academy. Varsity Cretv 4, 3, J, ' 45, NA; Class Crest Committee 4. T:hoanaM Christopher cynoids, jr. BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA ■H After being called into active service from the Naval Reserves, Tom reached his mp goal, the Naval Academy, where a good-natured, forceful personality won him a S host of friends. This loyal Californian, always joking, lived for his summer leave. I H During first class year particularly, he seldom failed to drag. His corrcsixjndence was also exceedingly comprehensive, and when not boning Ordnance, Tom could always be found composing a " pun-filled " letter for some girl admirer. Tom wasn ' t eager and was somewhat non-reg; yet, he always escaped the conduct report to the envy of all. Tom is truly the kind of fellow his classmates all like, a true friend of everyone. Soccer 4, 1, a45f; Company Touch Football 3, ' 45; Log 1; Lucky Bag Staff 1. 295 ti ood arJ ntorrit §immJ Bangor, Maine Q Willie roared out of Maine ' s down-cast wilderness, kicked the mud off his boots, and traded his checkered hunting shirt for the navy blue of the Fleet. He entered the Naval Academy the hard way with more salt in his socks than some of us had seen in a lifetime. A master of colloquial rhetoric Willie had a logical answer for everything — except the system. With this exception he acquiesced, for it was the greater of two evils — systematical chaos or country club freedom. Willie periodically joined us in that never ending search for forms W, but he had a formula — if over 10 per cent appeared in the first hour, the rest were sure to come. Battalion Gym; Battalion Track; Sailing 4; Lucky Bag 1; Battalion Representative; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 3, 1. } f) ginning, Milan aul Sla f Kingston, Pennsylvania Allan came to us from the Heart of the Anthracite Region after a year at the University of Virginia. He had the Aca- demic Departments ' number from the be- but never realized it; he always worried alx ut bilging but never came close. No varsity athlete, he faithfully took a stiff daily workout. Allan really made his mark in extra-curricular activities, laboring mightily for Log, Lucky Bag, and Reception Committee. Although he did a swell job as section editor of ' 45 Lucky Bag, he received most compliments for his success as the Log ' s Editor-in-Chief. Quiet and unassuming, he has established a fine reputation which will follow him to the Fleet. Log 4, 3; Associate and Make-up Editor 4, 3; Editor-in-Chief 1; Lucky Bag, Associate 4; Section Editor 1; Reception Committee 3; Boat Club 3, 7. iiehard £ d9vard Penney Yakima, Washington Dick was known to his classmates as a big man and an all-around athlete. Amiable and easy-going, he made many friends and carried on an exceptionally large correspondence. If all his athletic letters were placed end to end, they would exceed the length of his bathrobe by several feet. If he didn ' t have mail on his desk, it was because the mail wasn ' t out yet; and if he wasn ' t dragging on weekends, it was because no one had a blind drag to dispose of. He excelled in hearty laughter, discordant singing and whistling, chowing down, reading the sports page, and fulfilling the tough job of a first rate roommate and classmate. Football 4, 1, ' 45; Basketball 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Baseball 4, 3, 7, ' 45; Soccer 3, a45J. £ d9vard ' tiarr ItMer Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Buzzer strikes one on first meetir as being a dignified, staid, serious your man. This last, fortunately, is quite ui H true. On the contrary, his ready wit ar genial personality have won him fast friends galor Not content with stroking a winning Battalion crex; Buzz extended his talents and enthusiasm to gyrj the Log and Glee Club, chalking up a fine record in each. When not dragging in " extra-curriculai activities, i. e., dragging and wolfing, he ecu usually be found deep in some profound work whi listening to his choice collection of classical recorc His amazing capacity for hard work and intentnti of purpose insure for him an outstanding career the years to come. Battalion Crew 4, 3, 7; Battalion Gym 4; Varsity Crew 7; Glee Club 4, 3, 7; Log 3. §}aniel maycr 3Linn Indianapolis, Indiana Daniel has neve r succumbed to the system. Some call him erratic. He isn ' t that, but he is definitely not an old stick. Sometimes when he gets an impulse. . .usually to speak his mind... he follows it with world-shaking results. However, trouble doesn ' t faze our chum, and as soon as the current storm has passed, his brilliant mind and silver tongue turn from misfortune to any subject from Bourbon to Bach, with little omitted in between. He more than dabbles in many fields. He acts, plays the organ, and composes. His big project is a book about his ideal, Billy Mitchell. Such a versatile person will go far. Battalion Crew 4, 3, 7; Battalion PusTiball 3, 7, ' 45; Frencli Club 4, 3; President 7; Trident Magazine 4, 3; Associate Editor 7; Masqueraders 4, 7, 296 » s iaa Iftttii Coiupan ' ...194tt lOfROW—V.. H. Banks, H. Bicrman jr., J. H. Blaes, B. C:urnutt - jr., Y. H. Currrn jr., H. H. harthman jr., T. G. Eslick, J. G. Gordon, A. A. Hafcr, A. C. Hansmann, P. A. HarinR, J. J. Hcrzog. SECOND ROW— Yi. V. Holbert, F. B. Koch, A. F. F. Lcgarc, I). J. List, L. E. Mayr jr., C. G. McGovcrn. J. R. McGrath, W. T. Melis, J. S. Meyer, J. A. Moore, E.J. Radasch jr., J. R. Robin«jn. THIRD ROW— . F. Sherman jr., W. E. Slesnick, T. E. Taylor, W. T. Toutant, A.J. Updike, R. E. West, A. J. Whittle jr., L. C. Wible, J. B. Bailey, R. J. Barnes, O. L. Clarey, W. D. Uietrichion. FOURTH ROW— R. L. Dise, R. N. Finley, F. F. Froehlich, E. S. Greenwood, J. W. Lyons jr., C. R. Miller jr., G. P. 0 ' Neil,J. R. Schoen, W. S. Spangler, D. W. Strasburg, J. R. StickeU, G. H. Tittcmore. ' . liith CTompcimy. . U Mzm FRONT ROW— ] D Weed, E. W. Thomas, W. T. Sweetman, I.. F. Ozimek, H. G. HeininRer. R. S. Hollyer, ' ' L. I.. Seaward, E.J. Wcssel, P. Poudcvigne, E. F. Kvietkauskas, A. T. Joiks, R. D. CampbrU, E. J. Myerson. SECOND ROW— P. C. Kochis, S. M. Ck hen, H. M. McClellan, P. Colot, L. A. Romatowski. J. . . Brower, J. B. Davidson, B. N. Bcttis, R. B. Lyie, A. W. Robertson, W. M. Johnson, M. J. Karlowicz. THIRD ROW— V R Thicnpont, W. F. Small, J. F. Doheny, C. A. Henzel, J. V. Ixnicks, R. S. I dick, ■ R. D. Amme, T. B. Brittain jr., H. S. Keller, D. P. Shaver, J. W. McGrath jr. FOURTH ROW— n R H. Mahoney, H. B. Dalton, T. S. DunsUn, V. G. Matula, 1). I.. Hathaway, J. M. Gillin, W. R. Kent, W. J. Krstick, J. G. Snyder. D. W. Fiwhcr. i COMPANY OFFICER NINETEENTH COMPANY Who started out as Happy Homers over the roof of Jakey Reed ' s bargain basement becoming honorary pantspresser strikers, fourth class? Who had First Classmen to compare with M. N. Pieter Hin- kamp and Jeff Hester? Who mauled ' 42 their 100th night until the rafters shook? Who had the best all around free-for-all slugger at the Princeton fiasco? Who had company wardens like " Navy Davy, ' " Banjo Eyes, " and " Cement-head Ed " ? Who had a Dago section to compare with Huit " C " ? Who went on every leave with one woman and returned with a new and better O. A. O.? Who mustered up for every Hop to a man? Who had more bald heads than any other company — and tried harder to fight agin ' it? Who wore the non-reg skivvies, gloves, and suspenders for months and months? Who never placed in the upper 90% at P-rades (only because the judges had gone home by the time we passed the stand)? Who worked like dogs in the company sports? Who had the best Plebes? Who groaned the loudest over the cobbler and barber tax? Who took all that the Academy offered and was in there plugging hard and sincerely every inch of the way? Who will carry on to win any- where they go? The MEN of the 19th Company! Who says so? The MEN of the 19th Company. 1st Set W. H. Godshall, Commander W. H. Kmetz, T. A. Bush, B. L. Lucas J. M. Manherz, Commander R. D. Reynolds, J. W. Montgomery, T. W.Johnston • C Freetown, Massachusetts From New England, Ash received an abundance of Yankee horse sense. Two years in the Fleet tempered and blended ■iW this gift and gave Ash a practical appre- ciation of the Academy, a clear mind, a wonderful sense of humor, and a disposition never to be ruffed by the most trying times and people. Although not outstanding in academics, Ash had little trouble thinking his way through the stiffest subjects and explaining them to us. He ran the battalion sports department ragged by showing up on a new team every season. In quoting Ted, " For me, the subs, " we want to warn the lucky pig-boat crew that any cruise will be a circus with this fun-making, cool- headed, old salt along. Rifle 4, r45t. Hnl ■HnH Mrari Colville, Washington Ed, or just plain Beez, came way froi the state of Washington to join us in th never ceasing tussle with the Academ Departments, but the records show th; he was hardly a bucket. A devotee of cross countr he also excelled in grueling military track, leadir Qenrqc ' Mtardqra-ve Mstnam Port Huron, Michigan Q Roaring out of Michigan by way of Marion Institute, " Sonny " came to the Naval Academy hoping to be able to spare enough time from wine, women, song, and golf to get by the Academic Departments. There were some pretty close calls — but they served to make life interesting and that was always the main idea. When he had some spare time, it was spent writing jive — for the Log and for the queens so anxious to read it . . . and some to believe it. If he ' ll only leave that trumpet home, George ' s stories and personality will make him an asset to any wardroom. Varsity Golf 4, 3, 1, g45J; Log, Music Editor 3, 1. the pack over the limb-breaking obstacles tli made up the course. No particular femme held 1 fancy for long, but in his search for talent, he to in his share of Hops without being bricked. I pleasant manner, ability, and determination dig down and come up carrying his own load u greatly influence his success in the service. Varsity Cross Country 1. §iuJolph ' VatentiwBO iardi Ellwood City, Pennsylvania Hailing from near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Florida and Duke University, Rudy ' s reaction to a North-South argument is to flake out and secure. His greatest asset is an unbelievable knack at assimilating chow in any and all forms, but neither this nor academics ever interrupted the more important things in his life, namely writing letters. The concern he displayed Plebe year over receiving only three letters a day was disgusting t o the groaning one-letter-a-week men. Rudy maintained a policy of evading Academic and Executive traps, working off his energy in the gym between sack drills. Easy to live with, Rudy is a friend to all, save the wayward Plebe. 1 Italian Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1. 300 T CoNNERsvii.i.E, Indiana Dan came to the Navy from the heart of Indiana, showinR his true woodsman spirit by his untiring passion for long crosscountry hikes. With much grumbling, he may admit to you that Maryland outdoor life is almost as interesting as his Hoosier country. He ' s amazed us all by his extensive knowledge of guns and sailing ves.sels which gave him a head start on most of us in the practical subjects. In an unhurried manner, he methodically worked out the problems that many times ixjthered the rest of us. He was seldom to be seen at the Hops — social life didn ' t seem to appeal to him, but Dan is devoted to a very special girl back at Purdue University -he ' s a swell guy, Mary! ayd ' benjamin JSurxK WMf Fort Dodge, Iowa a Boyd, known to all as " Burnie, " was potent poison to anybody ' s dull moments. If it were a bridge game, a heavy bull session, or a jazz jamboree, " cheerie irnie, aye, aye " was the sparkler of the gathering, ing forth with jokes, music, and accompanying itirs. The ease with which he sailed through the uU course made the remainder of his academics leer fruit. Bombastically energetic, he easily made 3th the company wrestling and battalion push- all teams, always fighting to the end in these 3ne crushing sports. His frankness and sincerity, lupled with his cheerful personality will continue increase the host of Burnie ' s fast friends. Westfield, New Jersey H Tom entered the Naval Academy with fP I his feet on the ground and his eyes wide open, and he hasn ' t changed a bit. He H JH brought with him an acute sense of humor, a keen appreciation of a job well done, and certain quiet, self-confident demeanor which has earned our most sincere respect. Having spent a successful year at M. I. T., Tom was well equipped for his encounters with the academic slips, and his record proves it. The coxwain ' s seat in the Varsity shell was his spot after drills. He was a Red Mike by choice and, as a certain party will attest, a most faithful correspondent. Here ' s luck and good sailing to an officer and a gentleman. Varsity Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, N; Lucky Bag 4; Model Club 3; French Club 3, 1. i ' a Q 1 ymhm 9iemt Cmbmmist SoiTTH Pittsburg, Tennessee Cabby, Cordell Hull, and Alvin York came from Tennessee. Cabby brought to the Naval Academy a love for practical jokes and dragging. The Ixjys in the " Happy Eighth " will rememlier corn flakes in lx?ds and alarm clocks in light glolx;s and other pranks of his nibs. Possessed with powerful vocal chords, but a one note voice. Cabby came to be called Croaky. Hops were a must for Cab, and if he wasn ' t dragging, he was certainly in the stag line. Croaky was always out for a sport, whether it was Battalion football, pushball, or wrestling. A true Southerner, accent and all, Cabby is easy to get along with, as his future shipmates will happily discover. Company Sports 4, 3, 1. ■ 1 « i»L _:r " ' - — ' " — . II §ienmdh ' iViliiaan Chatabcrs Shelbyville, Indiana Putting aside his clarinet and high school days, Kenny came to the Naval Academy as one of the youngest men in his com- pany. He had a typical Hoosier love of basketball and proved his prowess as a member of the Happy Eighth ' s basketball team. The company Softball team also found him an excellent asset. Lack of college education didn ' t hinder Kenny; an ever rising average told that fact. Many of his classmates found that they could count on him for freely given help in difficult studies. Kenny ' s only grudge against the Executive Department was that they wouldn ' t let him wear his loud suspenders where they were visible. Despite this handicap, we ' re sure that he ' s a boy who ' s going to get ahead. Company Sports 4, 3, 1. §i.»heri Warry Curtis New York City, New York Buzz came to Bancroft Hall after thn years far above Cayuga ' s Waters as pre-med student. The transition to Nav H B Academy subjects was rather aljrupt, bi after two years of wrestling with orthographic pn jections, the decision went to the fighting man fro Witliam §ii€hard Chester Cedar Rapids, Iowa Q Hi! li: Corn-fed and red-headed, Bill entered the Navy from the land locked state of Iowa. Constantly relying on a brilliant reasoning power to pull him through a recitation after having slept through most of the study time, he stands well in his class and refuses to worry about anything. Warm hearted and al- ways looking for a good time, he manages to drag every weekend. In fact, next to Naval aviation, girls are the obsession of his life. An athlete at heart he excelled at military track when not boxing or playing football. Stubbornness where principle is involved, should make Red an excellent officer for what we all know will be a long naval career. Rifle 4. New York. His afternoons were spent successful! except for an unfortunate venture in steeplechas winning in the boxing ring or on the tennis coui At Hops you could see the gold medal he displa for being the Regimental 124 pound boxing chain Bob was always ready with a smile, joke, or b( If you want to win money, take him up. Boxing 4; French Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 3, 1; Lucky Bag, Biography Section Assistant Editor 1. enjawsBin Warald can Senatobia, Mississippi The conclusion of First Class Summer was the high point of Deanie ' s Crabtown career for it meant no more Bull, his nemesis for two years which had threatened to erase his name from our muster books. Never even a possible radiator squad candidate, he pulled a strong oar, was fast in any Softball infield, and ran a good 440. His affable, easy-going manner was dangerous to the fairer sex. If he didn ' t have a drag of his own down, he was always at the Hops, doing too good a job of cutting throat. Deanie has had his ups and downs, but the system is yet to be devised that he couldn ' t beat. Company Sports 4, 3, 1. 302 WiUiam €art 3fammim Portsmouth, Ohio Who is Earl dragging this wecli? Is it an old Berea College friend, or just one of those femmes he met on that last yacht trip? Fanny was on the sailing team for two years and also a helpful addition to our Battalion football team. He always tcxik the time to understand things and worked with the same determination that was evident on his face, but still he always had a minute in which to offer friendly advice to someone who was not as fortunate as he academically. Conquering French in his only clash with the Aca- demic Departments, nothing should stop this industrious and practical fellow in whatever he does. Varsity Sailing 3, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. nadixan U)ard nwanan, jr. Springville, Alabama a Having been thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the Southland, Madison ' s con- ception of paradise was, and still is, loung- ing under a magnolia tree with suitable )l refreshment. His favorite pastimes were pre- ss siestas, taking preference above all, and Sat- lay night Hops running a close second. His only Mlberi Sieve Qinr is Los Angeles, California " And not only that, we ' ve the most beau- tiful women in the world. " Yes, Cali- fornia ' s golden boy is blowing off steam again. Al may lie singing a cowboy tune, attending a Hop, or heading for spaghetti at Presto ' s, but in between breaths he is back to his favorite hobby telling the pros (no cons) of the Golden State. After graduating, he would be very content to settle down to shore duty in Long Beach. Playing both football and lacrosse for three years, the last as captain of the " Ham and Eggers, " and maintaining a high academic standing filled his off hours. By the time that permanent shore duty comes up, he will have plenty to show for his travels. Varsity Lacrosse, Captain 4, 3, 1, ' 45, M ; Football 3, 1, NA, N . mies were reveille and morning exercises. As I sports, warm weather always found him sailing, d during the winter months, it was not uncom- n to find him enjoying a good game of squash. s Southern drawl and good-natured attitude 1 ve won him many friends, while his ability to ike the best of any situation makes him a good L in anybody ' s race. ft New York City, New York " I made the rope in two-tenths seconds less today " — that ' s what Harve would say as he returned from an afternoon ' s workout with the gym team. Next to dragging, sleeping, writing letters, and, oh, yes, — occasionally studying, Harve enjoyed lifting divots out of the golf course or kicking the soccer ball around. Hailing from the " garden spot of the world " (New York City) — he will defend anything in that area from upper state apples to lower state politics. Unlike some of us, Harve handled his academics as deftly as he did his women! One thing can be said for sure — " woe be it to the enemy if Harve heads his sub that way ! " Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1, g45l; Battalion Gol f 4, ' 45; Lucty Bag 1. ' i .1 ' uJsMj:: ' : ' - ;Lb=fej ' Walter ' Harvey Qadshati OxNARD, California Being a true Californian, Walt never lost an opportunity to build up the West Coast. Homer could always be mustered IHI for a description of a moonlight ride down the coast or a lazy afternoon on the beach. Florida oranges and Maryland weather were his pet peeves. When the time came to buckle down or lend a helping hand, Walt was always there. Most of Homer ' s time was consumed planning a weekend yawl race, for he skippered the yawl FLIRT. Al- though contented as a baby when out on the Chesa- peake, he was as furious as an irate O. D. when in there pitching for the company. Knowing the number of his Academy friends, we feel certain that Bub will make a great shipmate. Sailing 4, s45g; Battalion Sailing 3, 7, ' 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1, Sailing Master 7. JutiaH ' Ifrederieti. Wtoedthe HiNGHAM, Massachusetts Q Born and reared on the New Englan seacoast, Swensk naturally developed yen for things nautical, which, combine with his ambition and persistenc( brought him to the banks of the Severn. Inherent! good-humored, rare was the day when we did nc §ii€hard ' Hardy Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Congenial, easy-going, and considerate, Dick ' s popularity is evidenced by his host of friends. With a quick smile and a mod- Hl est manner, he has always stood ready to help out anyone in distress. Academics never gave " Buck " an extra worry, and during study hours, he could always be found either sleeping or eating. Football, good music, and dragging filled the re- mainder of his time. Between football seasons, Dick was lively in intramural sports and spent consider- able time yachting on the Chesapeake. As an honor member of the Flying Squadron, " Buck " could never be called a Red Mike on dates of Hops or weekends. No time is too soon to find Dick as a shipmate again. Varsity Football 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA. hear his hearty laughter echoing through the cc ridors. His knack for avoiding a show down vvi the Math Department was amazing, for nev( beaten-yet Swensk was an incessant worker on 1 studies. Afternoons of Plebe and Youngster ye; often found him battling the sub squad; howe he managed to support the fencing team a the battalion crew, and his favorite pastime w composing those letters to his O. A. O. They m never pronounce his name, but they ' ll kiK Swensk was there. Fencing 4, J45l; Battalion Crew 1. ' §9 MltiM9n Huwnes Springfield, Massachusetts Plebe year, Jo thought he was still in Classical High School, but, as shown by the incredible number of fraps he acquired, the Executive Department thought differ- ently. After exploiting the dubious joys of the Navy juniors for two years, he branched out First Class year and was frequently seen at the Hops guiding some queen about the floor on those P. T. boats he called feet. As an athlete, Jo sparked the Battalion track and crosscountry teams and spent many a Sunday morning on the tennis courts. During study hours, he was frequently seen with his nose in formidable volumes on obscure subjects like ornithology or Freud. An ability to " get the stuff " quickly and a clear professional mind should get Jo places in the submarine service. Varsity Sailing 3; Battalion Crosscountry 3; Battalion Track 3, 7; Newman Club 4, 3, 7; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag 7, Printing Editor. 304 Clifi rd £u «at« ' Ummicr Tayiorvu.i.k, Illinois Gene, arriving in Annapolis with a University of Illinois background, was a con- scientious young man, ready to answer all questions on the past and present of the Prairie State. Plebe year, Gene went out for his favorite sjxjrt, football, and stuck with it throughout his time here. Not much of a Red Mike, he was always hxjking for new fields to conquer; giving all the girls a whirl, luit staying clear of entangling alliances. Although academics kept him occupied most of the time, he took an active interest in extra- curricular activities, assisting on the business staffs of the Lucky Bag and the Trident. Whatever lies ahead, his winning personality will x a fine foundation for what success may come his way. J. Varsity Football 4, 3, J, ' 45; Lucky Bag, Battalion Circulation Mag 1; Italian Club 4, 3, 1. § ier€C Mndre9v ' Jensen, r. OsKALOOSA, Iowa From mid-western Iowa comes Pierce, towering as high as Iowa ' s famous corn. Although he is tall, dark, and handsome, he leaves the girls to less attractive men. I of us have seen Pierce finish inking his plebe uving sheet before we were half through. Per- ps that ' s why he led the class, with the instructors THianaas ' Weir ' Jahnston McDonald, Pennsylvania " Monsieur Johnston, deux-cinq! " Only the weekly Dago bush indictments troubled the Weir, the other academics were all fruit to his calculating engineer- ing mind. After being lead-piped out of the Plebe boxing by a medical survey. Punchy took up all of the recommended blood and bone spwrts, garnering gobs of letters and numerals. The Weir displayed his natural executive ability in piloting our Lucky Bag through to a top-ranking berth in the publica- tion field. Broad-minded and afTable, originator of the Johnston Weekend, always ready for a non-reg crack at the system, lover of blues music, only man to drag a classmate ' s mother-in-law to the Ring Dance, and winning gambler, f)eople will always say, " Wonder who the white-haired j. g. is? " Soccer 4, 3, NA; Lacrosse 4, a45f; Wrestling 4, w43t; Lucky Bag, Editor 3, 1; Log 4; Trident 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. fling the remainder of the class with him. Always nking of the future and taking advantage of •ry opportunity has made his effort lead to suc- ;s. His job is one that is done quickly, quietly, d accurately. We hope that Jense will be able direct his future toward aviation, for that is lere his heart lies. Jnntet tVitUam MeUey Point Marion, Pennsylvania With a year of college Ijehind him to give him an abundance of self-confidence, Jim came from the hills of Pennsylvania de- termined to excel. After recovering from the shock of finding that the Academy was not co- educational, Jim gradually got into the swing of the system. In athletics, his interest turned to lx)x- ing, and for two years he has proudly worn the medal as a finalist in the Regimental lx)xing championship. Another record of which he is equally proud is that he never walked a step of extra duty in three perilous years of dodging D. O. ' s. With that kind of luck to charm his life, it ' s difficult to sec how he can miss success in the Fleet. Boxing 3, 1, b.Vl; Quarterdeck Society 4. ' WitUatm itenry Wimtslx Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Willie wanted to be a chemical engineer at one time, but he deserted the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania to enter the portals of Bancroft Hall. He soon proved, in spite of his imassuming manner, that he was a super brain. He pulled many a bucket out of the aca- demic well and was a much used source of informa- tion. Willie liked athletics, swimming breaststroke for his battalion swimming team and becoming the best table tennis player in the Regiment. Tennis was his favorite sport, however, and he played on the varsity during his Youngster year, winning his N . After the victory over Army, the Navy netmen elected him captain. His sense of humor, aided by a sheepish grin, are the marks by which he will be long remembered. Varsity Tennis, Captain 4, 3, 1, ' 45, tNt ; Radio Club 4; French Club 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3; Stars 4, 3. WilKawn Vannesi ItteGaUiard Shorthills, New Jersey @ Mac, after a year of preparation in Wash- ington, entered the Naval Academy in bright spirits. He wasted no time in par- ticipating in athletics, going out for and making the Plebe crew squad. His favorite indoor sport was bowling and he spent many a wintry afternoon " knocking ' em over " in the Third Bat- talion Wing. Spring afternoons used to find him at Thompson Stadium either practicing the high jump, his specialty, or running a fast 440. His good fortune at mail time usually proved to be irking for his wives because the letters were always for Mac, With his geniality and generosity, which helped many a classmate through stormy weather, he ' ll always be a swell shipmate. Crew 4, ' 45; French Club 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. WMrton Mlnren JHueas, jr. Windsor, Vermont Luke is an Army brat in Navy blues, who knows how to beat the system. At his call is a wide-flung flock of female friends in every state of the Union and even the Philippines. Bud knows every skirmish fought south of the Mason-Dixon Line and every nook and inlet in Cebu Island. He is a track man in the Spring, runs a rugged commando course during the Winter, and works out with the Battalion crew in the Fall. Burt exploited to the full his rates, utilizing most of his town liberty to visit his favorite spot in Crabtown, the record shop. Whether he chooses the Marines, lighter-than-aircraft, subs, or cans, Luke will be in the running. Track 4, ' 45; Battalion Track 3, ' 45. OsHKosH, Wisconsin § Uncle Benjie, slow but steady ai swerving on his course, carried a Wisconsin into the heart of Mai Hard and conscientiously, he worl the Company ' s most formidable and solid w Always in training, he seldom ate desserts never failed to concoct the most terrifyina wiches that ever waylaid an appetite. The spirit? Could anyone forget his valiant l)ai those newly-painted goal posts at the ' 41 Pri game? Ben was willing and prepared to give in most subjects except Dago, explaining t just didn ' t make the varsity French table. the smoke of battle subsides, Benjie will there sagely forging his way to success. Lacrosse 4, ' 45; Wrestling 4, 3, 7. ntason XtcnttMUM mitiik Charleroi, Pennsylvania A slight cough, with a polite hanc over the lips to ward off the ch: characterizes this Pennsylvani Annapolis town is his favorite pla) and as the girls of this village will eagerl « his manner and charm rate him as one desirable bachelors of Forty-five. The ni skags that Mase consumed was in direct pr to the amount of the studying he was do! scientious application of strong will and brain has made him a star man. That he v his energy and resourcefulness into the certain. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1; Log, Company Representali Stars 4, 3. . ' 306 ' homas Campbell £tfneh Decorah, Iowa ! Local newspapers carried bold headlines — " Decorah ' s favorite son enters Naval Academy. " On entering the Academy, Tom immediately saw features of the which could stand revision, but his voice iwned in the wash of the Executive Depart- l)attle Fleet. Tom ' s favorite sport was golf i spent every Sunday of First Class year chas- r balls over the rugged terrain. Academics i ' er of much concern to Tom, so he was devote much time to " sack drills. " We had Iragging affairs, but Tom was really a Red iKvays pleading that he was true to the O. ■ h his academic standing and mid-western cnse, Tom is sure to live up to the expec- of the folks back home. French Club 4, 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society 4. •heri y hm £au«r Toledo, Ohio As the first man in the Academy ' s history to lie reported for " Throwing buck.shot in ranks, " Bob made his mark early. When academics started, he continued making marks, generally alxjve 3.4, and found ample time in lx. ' tween to assist his less erudite classmates. The next two years were more of the same with softball and ba.sketball claiming his spare hours. He entered the inaugural stecplccha.sc race but was forced to stop half-way around the course to attend evening meal formation. Another highlight of his career came when Bob attempted to fry a Bull prof, for an I. P. D. on a Form W. He got all the letters, supplied all the chow, and in general he was the intelligent, easy to get along with person future shipmates will find. Basketball .3, ; JVew man Club 4, 3; Boat Club 3; Lucky Bag, Assistant Engraving Editor 1. Malden, Missouri Monty hails from Missouri, and the rare arguments he lost were with the O. D. ' s and the professors. Though he never lacked a good drag, he claimed to he an expert on how not to treat women. Athletically in- clined, Monty competed in many sports, winning numerals in battalion track. Always cheerful, (after breakfast) Monty ' s warm personality won him a host of true friends, while his disposition enabled him to treat lightly the minor troubles and worries of Academy life. Academics in general fought a losing battle for time against Monty ' s love of bunk drill and daily correspondence. Wherever he is, Monty will make a desirable officer and shipmate just by Ijeing Monty. Battalion Track 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Newman Club 4, 3, 1. Waterbury, Connecticut " Sunshine, " after a year at Columbia, burst forth on the Academy as a promising plebe and has Ijeen shedding and sharing the limelight ever since. A swimmer by instinct and long training, Jack broke all existing Academy breaststroke and medley relay records, ending up as captain of the natators. Elected skipper of the Hop Committee by popular acclaim, Jackie was largely respxjnsible for 1945 ' s unforget- table Ring Dance. Villain of a long trail of broken hearts, veteran of many a sailing race and cruise, razzle-dazzle artist of the company softball league, buddy and pal of a thousand friends in need, im- promptu performer, and doubtful cornetist. Jack has got what it takes, and if he hasn ' t, he takes it anyway. Swimming, Captain 4, 3, 1, sNt ; Sailing 4, 3, 1, ' 45; Ring Danee and Farewell Ball, Chairman 3; Company Representative 3, 1; Hop Committee, Chairman 1; Model Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. i 307 ■♦WPP .. ■ " xx Baltimore, Maryland Q Ray came into our midst with one eye to the future, the other to what he had left behind, and a winning smile for every- thing he ran up against. But this, of course, wasn ' t all. ' Tis said that the sight of a set of drawing instruments still affects him strangely, but let this not be taken as a measure of his ability, for academics never were a real problem. As for sports, he played them all well, establishing himself as one to watch in Varsity wrestling. Yet for all his strenu- ous activities, Ray is characteristically easy-going, and a real addition to any party. We know he ' s tagged for success. Wrestling 4, 3, 7, w45t. Qcnc Marian ra or Oregon, Illinois Gene found his way into the depths c Bancroft Hall from corn-growing Illinoii furtively lugging his trombone, which h insisted on playing just to let us in on th fact that he was around. Besides satisfying his lov for music, he always managed to muster a littl ynhn raneis anlaniomio Lawrence, Massachusetts Q Tony came into the Academy the hard way. After graduating from high school up " Baston " way, he entered the Navy with hopes of making the Academy via the Navy Prep School at Norfolk. He accomplished this with flying colors and has been overcoming all other obstacles since then. Knowing the finer points of Dago, he made interpreter and could al- ways be counted on to give his classmates the dope on the day ' s assignment. A cheerful disposition and a consciousness of duty characterizes Tony. After classes on Terrible Tuesday he would usually salvage the day with an imitation of a prof or with one of his spontaneous wisecracks. He will be a valuable officer to any ship but he has his eyes set on a destroyer. Italian Club, Pres., 1. time to keep up enough gravy to combat the fc midable academic lineup. Athletically incline Gene shone in Battalion football as a Plebe, ai as an upperclassman dominated the compa basketball team, being both its star player a coach. With his keen sense of humor and frienc disposition, he will always find many well-wishi shipmates. Jl Arthur Qcnrge Ji««f Elizabeth, New Jersey Artie has always been a firm believer in the philosophy that variety is the spice of life. The scenes of his many conquests have been the gym, the wrestling loft, the swimming pool, the dance floor, where incidentally he runs second only to Arthur Murray, the vicinity of any fair lady, and the academic buildings, where he seems to have a knack for just missing 3.4. Aviation, a la Severski, has been his one complete ob- session and has formed another of his goals. An agreeable combination of the serious and carefree exercised at the right moments has won for him much success. Blase is the word he would prefer, but we will compromise, and say that he is always ready for fun. Wrestling 4, w45t; Radio Club 3, 7. 308 I CUYLERVILI-E, NeW YoRK Bol) arrived on the Severn straight from the farm, with a way-stop at the University of Michigan. How this background fits him for a naval career is a mystery, but he really gets this nautical stuff. Besides fighting the Nav and Scamo profs to consider- ably Ijetter than a draw, he spent most of what we laughingly called free time on the water. He pulled a very lusty oar in the crew, and got his command ticket for yawls. Almost every afternoon found him somewhere on the water, either sweating over his oar or lolling on the helm of a Yawl. Fair winds and good luck to a real sailor. Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, NA; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Recfplion CommitUe 4, 3; French Club 4, 3, 1. ' Uendcrsnm £ Six Lyons, Kansas H Henry ' s ability to get along with every- S ijody and to laugh at even the corniest Mm jokes made him an ideal wife. Deeply % interested in music, he was a prominent cmlK-r of both the chapel choir and the glee Club, xey shone in lacrosse as well as in battalion swim- ling, company wrestling and crosscountry. Henry La Crosse, Wisconsin " This is not a Kreml jrf " . . . Plelic year: Plelx; summer, with reverberations of " I do " still ringing in his ears and " Annap- olis Today " very fresh in his mind, he buried himself deeply in slide rule instructions, seamanship pamphlets, and the Reg book. Young- ster year: Signed up for choir, the gym team, and extra instructions ( " my God, every night! " ). The words of Dillingham mocked him daily — " No, no, Sorenson, you and your algebra are both wrong! " Began to dream dreams of differentials, integrals, and the Academic Board, but displayed great academic versatility to come through in everything. First Class year: Found that life could Ije Ijeautiful now that Math was in the past tense, Bryn Mawr in the present tense, and the Fleet in the very near future. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3; Lucky Bag Managing Editor 1; Reception Committee 4, 3; Choir 3, 1; French Club 4, 3. dually dragged to the Hops, and on several occa- ons was forced to break the standing record for the ash from town to the rotunda. With a conscien- ous atutude toward anything in which principle involved, he is known to all of us as a man of laracter and dependability. No matter what eld he may choose, his future is sure to be a iccessful one. Battalion Lacrosse 4, 1, ' 45; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, J; Language Club 4, 3. -. JLit X-5 I . . mie Sim€lmir Smutmk Niobrara, Nebraska Coming to the Academy from deep in the Mid-west where the canoe holds the nearest resemblance to a warship. Dale has proven that it is the man, not the locale, that makes a good naval officer. He fought a tough academic battle but it took a Washington Ijelle to score a real victory. " Let ' s get the mail out, mate! " seemed to be his favorite saying, and with due reason, for hardly a day passed that he did not receive a letter. Small but fast, he played an active role in battalion sports, track lieing his sf ecialty. His winning smile, ready conversation, and good -nature should carry likable Dale to success. Italian Club 4, 3, 1. i i " «li l! Chandler £attman S9s atl«90 , jr. Pawtucket, Rhode Island Known as anything from Chindlah to Wheatstone, Chan is truly one of those individual characters of ye olde Huitieme. H If he was not pounding out boogie- woogie on the squeeze box, Wheatstone was con- ducting a juice bonehead session with a pair of the boys. With due regard for Chan ' s coaching the Plebe Battalion fencers to an undefeated season, the epic of Raoul ' s Academy career was his shoot- ing down a target plane on first class cruise. A typical weekend featured our boy roaming the Chesapeake in anything from a dinghy to his favor- ite, the VAM, with a pipe in his mouth, occasion- ally a young damsel on his arm and invariably contemplating the contents of his penny bank. Fencing 4, 3,f45t,JNAt; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Lucky Bag 4, 1; Trident Magazine 1; French Club 3, 1; Stars 3. Robert Weary U atson, jr. Red Bluff, California Bob came to the Naval Academy fron the West Coast without any particularli burning desires except to get along peace fully. Once in his new environment, hi quickly proved himself an excellent student, ai all-around athlete, and a very likable fellow. Stand «rf or Ittaniey ' i isserin , jr. s 1 ■M||j Dana, Illinois A few strains of music in the morning, a picture on his desk, and a catching chuckle. . .that ' s Vic. Not tall enough to be a crew man, he compromised by be- coming a manager and custodian of all the socks and sweatshirts. Maybe he did run things over in Hubbard Hall, but he sank to a mere partnership in that happy aggregation in room 4212. The Ordnance and Juice profs always were a step be- hind him but Vic never gave them an inch. They say that the best sailors come out of the Midwest. Well, Vic ' s from Illinois and he wants to be a submarine man. Here ' s hoping he makes it. Fencing 4,f43t; Varsity Crew 4, 3, 7, 4m5, NmA, N. ing well within the top one-fourth of his class mar study periods found him outlining the dope t grateful buckets. Rare was the afternoon th; Watso was not exercising either in the gym or o the ball field. He was on the varsity gym tear winning two N ' s, and during the off season, I engaged in Softball, tennis, squash, and swimmin Modest, sincere. Bob will not have trouble makir his mark on the things that lie ahead. Varsity Gym 4, 3, 7, g45t . Hit. ynseph Mtien ' tVnaten, jr. Rocky Mount, North Carolina From Rocky Mount, N. C, " Woo-Woo " brought a decided affinity for southern fried chicken. If chicken were not available, however, he would cheerfully substitute anything else that might be handy. In fact he interrupted his " chowing down " H just long enough for his daily workout and an occasional glance at the books. He will always be remembered by his motto, " I live to eat. " His motto did not interfere, however, with his ability as a gymnast. Although Jack was a " Red Mike, " woe betide the unfortunate who was foolish enough to introduce him to his drag, for the rest of the weekend every other word on her lips was " Woo-Woo. " With that kind of a winning personality watch his smoke! Gym 4, 3, 7, g45t; French Club 3, 7; Radio Club 3, 1; Battalion Band 7. 310 I ■ a .a. « «fcB««Mmi»-«-m ' V €k fl tfS, TOf O W—G. W. Absher, W. S. Adams, J. F. Barlow, A. M. Bcttis, L. J. Cahalan, m«Ptla «.OHn|»«Bn . • • m. 9 W» j L. Davison, R. G. Dee, E. C. Dehn, W. J. Francy, W. T. Fuller. Cahalan, N. H. Coe, F. J. Croxicr, SECOND ROW—C. C. Goldstein, R. I. Gulick, F. C. Johnston jr., R. Y. Kaufman, F. X. Kern iii, C. D. Ully, R. Looker, E. E. Lowen, W. A. Lyster, N. J. McDcrmott jr., R. L. MeUgcr, R. B. Miller. THIRD ROW—W. C. Nicklas jr., W. T. Pate jr., G. H. Sawyer, J. E. Scott, T. F. Scott jr., J. T. Smith, F. A. Stevenson, J. J. Thomas jr., R. Williamson ii, H. R. Wilson, E. F. Wolf, H. N. Allen, FOURTH ROW— J. ]. Borbidgc, E. A. Brady, R. C. Brctting jr., O. C. Clarr, R. M. McConnell, W. A. Faucett, J. E. Hart, E. J. Litty jr., R. C. Mabbitt, D. Mackey, J. J. Matusiewicz, C. R. Nugent. FIFTH ROW— A. C. O ' Neal, R. N. Poulsen, W. H. Robinson jr., W. D. Strang, E.J. Treacyjr., W. M. Webb, G. L. Wigglesworth jr., R. H. Wilson. H m I ' ? fl .0S . W.409 V m. - » 9 • • • • » P 19ih Company... 1947 FRONT ROW—]. D. Corse, H. A. Weiss, J. Kovacs, R. H. McDougal, K.J. Shortel, J. J. Dempicy, M. Dupkm ui, G. Maragos, E. P. Lawlcr, H. G. Hcininger jr., H. F. MunnikhuyscD, G. M. Larkin jr., E. C. Guillot jr. QFCOND JOW— N L. Finch, W. R. Fitzwilson, J. W. Clayton, E. G. Hanson, C. B. Crockett, jr., B. S. Keyes, StLONU KUW . . . J Eiscnman, J C. I nd«jr., E. D. French, A. W. Holfield jr., J. D. Gleckler. THIRD ROW—W. I. Tilles, A. J. Richter, J. R. Van Sickle, W. R. Pitt iii, R. H. Minor, T. J. Pawlowski jr., C. W. Otto, J. Baer jr., J. R. Collier, J. T. Harris, P. L. Working, R. H. Carnahan. FOURTH ROW— a. L. Carpenter, H. D. Whittle, J. L. Carroll, I.. B. Kidder, F. K. Stone, W. M. Meginnis, ruuniti Ai p U i, F. F. Jewett u, J. 6. Andrychowski. R. MitcheU jr.. R. E. CowcU. !:l COMPANY OFFICER TWENTIETH COMPANY As the first boys head out to town after a Wednesday P-rade, way over on Worden Field one company stands at attention — waiting to Pass in review. Then late in the afternoon as the lights in the Hall come on, the 20th Company finally comes home — last on the field, last off, last in everything except spirit and friendliness. But, this dubious honor has not always been ours — back not long ago we were just the 11th Company. Just the 11th Company? Not quite! By the end of Plebe Year we had earned the reputation for being one of the top " slash " companies in academics. And through Youngster and First C lass Years we kept our standing high by importation of fresh talent from the 12th and 13th Companies. In the last year studying was easier because of our basic physical perfection, aptly augmented by those four-deck climbs and by those pre-reveille exer- cises at the frequent suggestion of the Executive Department. The history of our gang is closed. It is hard to believe that three years of living, working, and laughing together have come to an end. But wherever we go, let us carry with us those memories which have made so many of our predecessors say, " Now, when was a Mid- shipman " . J. C. Gallemore, Commander C. E. Randall, W. W. Strong, S. R. McCord P. Clapp, Commander C. A. Creel, J. G. Hammer, G. F. Rcstcr f $4 1 «f pt tw»m f Boulder, Colorado Ed came out of the Colorado Rockies, ready to swap his six-shooter for a sextant. Two years at the University of Colorado, H H plus better than average ability, enabled him to " star " continually, and he fast became a " friend in need " to those of us who found studies interesting but trying. Most of Ed ' s spare time here was spent in writing to a myriad of women. He always found time, however, for extra-curricu- lar activities and sports, pistol, track and basketball holding most of his interest. Although this ex- ranger is more at home in a saddle than in a boat, we feel sure that he will excel at sea as he has at the Academy. Battalion Track 4,3,1; Varsity Pistol 4, 3, 1,pNt,p45t, Captain 1; Battalion Swimming 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1 ; Model Club 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. ' Uora€c Jlnwmax at less Bay Springs, Mississippi From Bay Springs, famous for being " somewhere in Mississippi, " to the Naval Academy came the big business man of the South. Tall, dark, and " smooth, " " Max " came to us with a date book already full. When it came to academics, " Judge " Bayless didn ' t have to know a thing; he just opened his mouth, and those big words flowed all over the place. He ' s famous for having more friends and knowing more influential people than any other man in the Academy. But, his specialty is leader- ship; this has already won for him the coveted position of Regimental Adjutant. He ' s on the way to the top. We ' re placing our bets on the southern gentleman from Mississippi. Good sailing, " Max. " Radio Club 3; Model Club 1. ' John Havid Catlahan Newburgh, New York m " What! You never heard of Newburgh? ' Maybe we hadn ' t, but we soon learnei that Missoula had nothing on " Th Cream of the Hudson Valley. " The Nav snatched this son of the Irish from under the nos of West Point but she never dulled his enthusiasn for trout fishing nor his appreciation of beautifu women. Navigating the crosscountry or command course, boxing, and the handling of his gym tear took up his athletic time, and although his quee looking versions of simple objects in drawing gc him into trouble during plebe year, he has com through well in the upper third of the class, to gi to his ship a welcome shipmate and efficient officei Battalion Cross Country 3, ' 45; German Club 4, 3, 1; Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 1; Log 1. M au Ctapp Missoula, Montana " Pablo " is best known among his class- mates for his ability in proving that the " prof and " gouge " were both wrong, and for being a one man Chamber of Commerce for Montana. Academics were some- thing that Paul mastered with ease, standing at the top of the class for the course. During study hours his room resembled an extra instruction room with most of the company gatheringtohear " Pablo " put out the " dope. " Because he was never too busy to help someone, he had many true friends in the regiment. Paul was interested in athletics, but seemed to prefer variety. Each quarter would find him a key man in some different Company squad. Wherever he goes, his patience, thoroughness, and friendliness will place him at the top. Company Wrestling 3; Company Basketball 3, 1; Spanish Club 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Stars 4, 3. 314 . — • ar ' W ' SM " CMMC iwaiom Cobb b Macon, Georgia The " Binion " is another rebel, though proud of it only in the presence of Yan- kees. His love for the Navy was blighted by two years in the Fleet; it took the U. N. A. to make his veins run blue and gold. As a lebe his delight and success in tormenting the Dper class were exceeded only by their abilities retaliate. Concensus has it that the upper class ffered more from Jess ' s plebe year than he. Since udies came easy and studying hard, " J. B. " udied only when his " velvet " was ragged. Some- ly not too far distant we hope to see Jesse realizing s ambition of being able to spend more time zing than in making a living. yoMcph Calinn Kent, Ohio Any one who ever knew Joe rememljers his " Hi Pally, " his tall stories about College days at Ohio Wesleyan, his daily crop of letters from Phyll, and his innumerable " sack sessions. " Joe was a happy fel- low who always had a friendly word; he never worried about studies and quite often amazed everybody by starring in steam. He was an excel- lent athlete with a fine reputation in almost every sport. " Jose " is a thoroughly dependable fellow, a swell shipmate and buddy. He is as honest and big-hearted as he is large. You ' ll never go wrong in making Joe your friend. Varsity Football 4, 1, ' 45, NA; Varsity Basketball 3, 7, NA; Golf 4; Varsity Soccer 3, a45f. Ciarcnec ilen Crcet Cherokee, Iowa When the day arrived for the " Hub City " to make her contribution to the Navy, we received " Al. " Quite naturally, 1 he engaged in athletics, fashioned mellow tales from a colorful past, and, in addition, had a definite eye for the pretty young things. At heart, however, this fellow was a wrestler; and, an expert ! An axiom older than the hills tells us that still water runs the deepest; and, although " Al " omits the too common pomp and ceremony from his actions, the results of his efforts demand attention. Regardless of his as.signment, the prediction is that " Al " will have the satisfaction derived from a job well-done and from the admiration of his friends. Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, J, ' 45, wN t. 315 tViliiam Douglas Cmmmta Huntington, West Virginia A southern rel el from West Virginia, " Willie " came to the Naval Academy after a year of chemistry at Marshall l l College. At once his pleasant disposition, natural sense of humor, and understanding nature made Bill a wonderful companion. Studies, sailing, dragging, and rope-climbing all came naturally to him. Almost every hop would find Bill out on the dance floor doing the " West Virginia Shuffle. " Pleljc year, when most of us were struggling with academics. Bill was playing chess with a wise ex- pression on his face. His carefree [jcrsonality has won him many friends among the picbes, as well as among his own classmates. There never was a more amiable rebel. Battalion Soccer 4, 3; Chess Club 4, 3, 1; Vici-Pres., t; German Club 4, 3, J. §i«bcri ntiehact Donovan Omaha, Nebraska Q Routed from his usual habitat of the sage brush and cactus of the Nebraska prairie, " Cowboy " answered the Navy ' s call. For most of us, this would have constituted a momentous decision, but Don took it all in stride; the word " worry " wasn ' t a part of his vocabulary. He didn ' t win the " Diamond belt " for excellence in academics because his hours of recreation didn ' t allow ample time to devote to superfluous study. But Don made his grades with no strain. Definitely a " Red Mike, " Don had no diplomatic relation- ships with the fairer sex. Although many have tried to shatter this record, few have succeeded. Good luck, Don — " Take her down. " Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 7. yawncs ' tVatdrip ' Sforrcster Greenville, South Carolina The " Doctor " was one of the local poli- ticians from the hill country of South Carolina. Running true to form, he was 1 ready at a moment ' s notice to speak at any length upon any subject — and the " Doctor " had a certain, useful knowledge of the peculiarities of the gentler sex. He concluded that they were a snare and should be left alone. With his good natured countenance and tall tales of the feudal territory he has entertained many of his classmates. Although never too busy to give a helping hand to the less fortunate, " Doc " managed to win the Academic Departments ' coveted gold stars. Here ' s bottoms up and smooth sailing to a true classmate ! Battalion Swimming 3, 1; Stars 3. ' Jawnes Qithcrl Qattcanare Bartow, Florida « " Gaily " to some, and " Chub " to other; " Red " wore a great big grin almost al the time, but still remained serious. H H enjoyed living an upright, sober life, atii made all those who were near him happier for hi presence. " Red " was a rare individual who ju; could not (or would not) acquire any bad habit; He was no loafer — a fact readily proved by h academic standing and by his active participatio in many and varied extra-curricular activities. A that he asked was to spend his afternoons with foil in the fencing loft, and to divide his weekenc between yachting and the prettier girls. Varsity Fencing 4, 3, 7, NA; Chess Club 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3; Japanese Club 3, 1, Pres., 3, 1. ik ■i Lincoln, Illinois Quiet and reserved. Those two words aptly describe Jim. He ' s always been that way, never failing to win friends by his quiet but capable manner, always setting a perfect example of propriety. Behind his reserve, there lies, however, an ability consistently to hold his own in academics with little worry and concern. But ever since his days at high school in Lincoln, Illinois, and later at Lincoln Junior College, study- ing has fought a losing battle against tho.se after- noon football games and those winter days of ice- skating. His tremendous interest in sports and his amazing reticence and patience have always awed his classmates. It ' s fair to assume that these char- acteristics will in the future bring him admiration and success. Newman Club 4, 3, 7; German Club 4, 3. r :.:? ! --- " -- " - .. 316 Jraneis madisan Qilmam, »t AsHEViLLE, North Carolina I H From mountaineer to sailor in one easy [?5J step. Gil came from the Great Smokies to K fl the briny depths of the Chesapeake, and I B soon climbed high in the expert rifle field. girl in " Readybox ' s " life? Yes, there was — in ct several. Gil definitely carried his deer hunting re over to the field of dears. Every vi eekend proved lis, for Gil was a devotee of the " dragging " game. Franny ' s " power of reasoning, his knowledge of le ways of the world, and his vocal ability have labled him to fit well in any set, and though we ive no crystal ball, we know that the side that !ts Gil will get a good man. German Club 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4. ' Valentine Qretf Queen ' s, New York Val ' s background has been more colorful than his classmates imagine. Born in Constantinople, he learned four languages and then came to America at the age of three. After living in New York City, Val joined the Navy and then entered the Naval Academy Preparatory School, where he was top man in his class. Val will always Ije rememljered for his ready smile and for his popularity with the weaker sex. The " Mad Russian " is as much at ease in the ball- room as he is in the classroom. Val ' s sparkling humor and sincere enthusia.sm will always l)e a ready morale booster for his shipmates. Smooth sailing, Val! Russian Club 3, 1; Vice- Chairman 3; Chairman 1. §ioberi §lnse ' Hale Annapolis, Maryland " Rosic " was here almost a year Ijcforc we found out that he was a Navy Junior — and that ' s a tribute! The " Dumplin ' has lived up and down the coast and knows quite a little alxjut quite a lot of the more interesting j)orts. A " gouge " man, many sided " Rosie " has gouges on everything. What he can ' t tell you at once, he can find for you in a hurry. His most famed trick is that of dragging continuously on the very same pay we get. As yet, no one has discovered his secret. Quietly and capably, he ' ll make his way. Geririan Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1. 317 H-anh £elmnd Umines Blanchester, Ohio If friendship is golden, Lcc has a mine; for his quick smile and fun-loving |xt- .sonality have made him more friends than the Academy has midshipmen. A verit- able woman charmer — until one charmed him — Lee has finally devoted all of his abilities to one. Hailing from Blanchester - famous for Ijeing near Cincinnati I ce brought his pool-playing ability to the Navy. Prc-naval days saw him studying to Ix- a coach, but the Navy saw fit to take over. Other accomplishments rest in keeping the com- pany on top athletically and delving into regions of higher finance. It ' s hard to combine truth with originality, when there is only one way to say " swell pal. " Good sailing, Lee! Battalion Tennis 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1; Radio auk 4, 3, t; Boat Ouh 4, 3, 1. y«hn Qnrdan Wawnmer Portland, Oregon Here you see a real westerner, a man to whom the rest of the United States is just " east. " It won ' t take long for Gordon to tell you of the beauties of Mt. Hood and Crater Lake. Gordie came a long way, but once here he surprised the Academic Departments by starring throughout his stay at the Academy. He was outstanding in everything he undertook, whether it be academics, dragging the scores of pretty girls he knew, running on the track and crosscountry teams, or just taking liberty. The Naval Academy will remember his mental prowess, but his classmates will remember his keen wit and sparkling personality. Varsity Track 4, 3, 7, ' 45; Battalion Cross Country 4, ' 45; Class Ring Committee 3; German Club 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 4, 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. tVittiam £owett tiarriii Cleveland, Ohio Q " Doc " hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Though he was an ex-railroader, ex- surveyor, and ex-soldier, he soon proved to be no slouch in the finer arts of the old Navy game. Studying never bothered Doc, but he managed to stay well up in the academic race. Rifle, track, soccer, and " Dago " Club kept him busy yet he always had time to join the fellows and add his stories and gestures to the fun. The sins of the system never failed to bring a healthy protest from him. A good friend and classmate ashore, he will prove a good shipmate at sea. Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 7, r45t; German Club 4, 3, 7; Battalion Trac i 3; Boat Club 3, 7. % § Indianapolis, Indiana Bill spent the greatest part of his boyhood days scrapping in the streets of Indian- apolis until in 1939, he enlisted in the Navy and found himself swabbing decks on the U. S. S. California. If you ever want to hear a good sea-story, just ask Bill to tell you one. Many of us first met him when he came to the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Norfolk. Since then we have found him to be a real friend and a helpful roommate. He is a " salty Sam " if we ever saw one. Here ' s hoping he carries the fight that he exhibits in his battalion football games right back into the Fleet. Good Luck, Bill. Battalion Football 4, 3, 7, ' 45; Battalion Lacrosse 3. Sioux Falls, South Dakota Since the day " Hoppy " pulled stake from good old South Dakota and headec our way, he has been continually fightin: the system. The first thing he had to d ' was spend the whole evening before his physica examination stretching up to the 5 ft. 4 in. heigh requirement. Next the Academic Department too:; a turn at him, but " Hop " came through after tough fight. Don ' t be fooled by his size; for, i hasn ' t hampered him in any way, be it athletic: dragging, or entertaining us with his everlastin Western wit. " Hop " will be a good man to kno ' out at sea, for he ' s certainly proved that " whetj there ' s a will, there ' s a way. " LogJ; Battalion Representative 7. R A A - MrH-t g1 |||Pfc««— ' " HBR " . " 2 " - ' ' 318 ' John §i,otand ohntan Fairmont, Minnesota H H " Bill " came to the Academy after H couple of years of college at Ames, Iowa, S where he majored in golf. Phi Gamma I B Delta, and dragging. Plebe year for Bill as a tough struggle to keep Tecumseh happy. But Hng very determined, (stubborn?), he and Te- imseh finally settled their differences, and Bill ad time for the golf, swimming, and bowling •ams. Bill has always done well, especially in golf, aving had much experience before he came to the cademy and adding some on leave. How about lat set of golf clubs and that War Bond? Hard to . " t along with? — not this Minnesota middle. Even fsappointments in love failed to mar his good umor. Varsity Golf 4, 3, g45f, gNAf; Battalion Golf 1; Battalion Swimming 3; Battalion Bowling 3. Port Washington, Long Island " Port " sent its saltiest mariner down to join us on the Severn and show us how it was done. And liefore long, " Bones " had a ketch command, with the good ship Crocodile under his able direction. Taking time off in the winter to lx)lster the varsity rifle squad, he soon was firing in a key spot. But spring again, and the yawls were much too inviting. Soon lx)th yawl and ketch command cards adorned his locker door. Not many pleljes will forget their excellent tutelage on Rules of the Road from " Bones. " Now the Fleet calls out our " .salty " mariner from Ban- croft ' s walls and we send him off with our best. Hasta la vista! Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 7, r45t, r At, rXt; Sailing 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Camera Club 4, 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 7. Gorman, Texas After 18 years in God ' s country, Kirk came to Annapolis as a salty " fish " (fresh- man) from Tarleton. Plelje year was definitely a question of deciding whether the Navy was the proper place for this Texan; however, his constant improvement indicates that he is now squared away. While he is in character with the silent western type, don ' t cross him. He loves to argue. " Black is white! " Kirk said so. His ability in athletics and extra curricular activities was dominated by that " 1645 formation. " Three years on the " squad " definitely rates a medal. Kirk ' s smooth tactics with drags prove that he is the desirable " hard to get " type. Here ' s a toast to Ijeing shipmates again with a true, dependable friend. 319 Ketchikan, Alaska Known to his friends as " Quack, " " Kayak, " or simply " K V. " Keilh was one of those midshipmen seldom seen — from Alaska. He brought to the Academy a variety of " E.skimo lore. " a friendly disjxjsition, and plenty of talcs alwut how often the folks cat canned salmon in Ketchikan. Never worried a lx)ut academics, standing in the first hundred in the cla.ss since plelx- year, he alwa -s found enough time for everything. Cros-scountry was his true love, and just alxjut every evening, he could l)c found out on the cinders. His motto — " A good magazine makes much Ixrtter reading than an assignment sheet. " With his good humor, frankness, and will to win, Keith should go a long way in our war-time Fleet. BaUtUion Cms Cowttry 4, SA; Battalion Track 3, I; Batlaliom BooAiitg 1. mm ' Sfrcdcrieti. ttwM h £an»arlin, r. Hackensack, New Jersey Brandishing a very solid trombone and crooning " In Praise of Hackensack, " Fred descended on the complacent classes of H H ' 42, ' 43, and ' 44 in a whirlwind of fun- making. Threats and persuasive measures by the upperclasses could not still the effervescent La- martin sense of humor; it was not long before they, as well as Fred ' s classmates, had succumbed to his happy temperament. The Academic Departments uncovered the serious side to this staunch backer of Greater New York; his stars prove that studies failed to trouble him. Fred was forced to turn to Christmas Card committeeing. Lucky Bag organiz- ing, tromboning in the Academy orchestra, and wrestling in order to keep his schedule a full one. Baltalion Wrestling 4; Company Wrestling 3; Battalion Swimming 1; Orchestra 4, 3; Lucky Bag 3, 7; Christmas Card Committee 3, 7; Stars 4, 3. §Vittiaawa Ctarcnec Mlemvis Rapid City, South Dakota § From the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota to the Naval Academy came Bill " Speedy " Lewis. With him came his basketball skill, his golden hair, and his winning ways. He was soon tagged " Speedy. " Things came rather easy for Bill; his sack soon be- come his best friend. " Speedy, " a typical westerner, is a big-hearted, amiable fellow who makes a good friend and a bad enemy. Noted for his good looking drags, Bill carries a date book which will go at a high price when some lucky gal " hooks " him. The Air Corps, be it Marine or Navy, will be very fortunate when " Speedy " joins its ranks. Varsity Basketball 4, 3, 7, ' 45, NA; Varsity Track 4, 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 3. Yeadon, Pennsylvania P MB Better known as " Rip " to most l l friends, Stan McCord is always in on 1 fun. Whether it be a dragging trip o HI H yawl or a leave in New York City, genial personality makes him the life of the pa Stan ' s many friends, fellows and femmes al prove that this " on the ball " Yankee lad fiti: anywhere. Rip is not a varsity man but prefers variety and the informality of intramurals, which he has always been quite active. This s; love for informality, along with a desire for fast-moving, makes Stan say, " It ' s the Air C( for me. " Here ' s wishing him luck with those N wings of gold. Battalion Football 3; Radio Club 3. £,e9win SlwMarl nt€§)onatd Little Rock, Arkansas Q Two years in the Fleet convinced " Mac " of the wiseness of his decision to make the Navy a life career. At an early age he developed a yearning for the sea and then set his sights for Annapolis and the life of a naval officer. Possessing a contagious smile and keen sense of humor, Mac proved to be a most com- panionable " wife " and classmate. Academics were the least of his worries; for first came his many loves: liberty, dragging, and the hops where he thrilled his partners and produced not a little jealousy in the stag line. His love for the Navy is sincere and strong. Here ' s to the success of a grand classmate and friend ! Lacrosse 4; Stamp Club 4, 3, 7, Sec ' y-Treas., 3, Pres., 7; Boat Club 3, 7; Quarterdeck Society 3, 7. ih A . . ■ I, ■ t. ' • • • ' . ■; :■ V ■••0. ' ' 1; " I 320 ■ H«»i..,. Rutland, Vermont a A year at M. I. T. placed Mac on a solid looting with the Academic Departments. Because of his interest in and genuine knowledge of psychology, Mac was a onstant source of advice and admonition on mat- rs of love, politics, or life. Sports, more for joy nan Ijcnefit, filled his afternoons, and an occasional rticle for the Trident made his spare moments :arce. Sailing is Mac ' s passion and dragging his )y. At the top, with a yawl command in sailing, c was equally successful in dragging. Cheerfulness, iendliness, and helpfulness are his indices to •jccess. May they serve him as faithfully in the Icet as they have at the Academy. Company Gym 3, ' 45; Battalion Football Manager 3; altalim Crew 1; Sound Unit 4, 3, 1; Director Symphony Concerts J; Boat Club 3, 1; Lucky Bag 3; Trident 3; Reception Committee 3, 1; Company Sailing 1. £ylft ' Dcane €)der Altamont, Illinois The little quartermaster from the mighty cruiser Brooklyn came to the Academy with a big head start on the rest of us in ■ " Seamo, " " Nav, " and general " horse sense. " His forceful expression, his sea stories, and his maxims of his old " Captain Billy " were his trade mark. Sailing the yachts was the closest thing we had to the life he loved, and Buck has spent the vast majority of his weekends since plebe summer on the salty Chesapeake. Without any college education and with very little studying, Buck has always stood in the top sixth of his class with a steady trend to ward the top. We l)et that no skipper of Buck ' s will ever criticize his force or " dern " good judgment. Battalion Boxing 4; Varsity Sailing 4, 3; Varsity Rifle 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Vice-Commodore 1; Sailing Master 3, 1. Brooklyn, New York " I ' ll build my home in Maine and com- mute to Brooklyn, " was Jerry ' s everlasting boast, but he kept us all happy during the IHIIH dark months of plclx: year with his ready smile and cheery face. Many were the practical jokes the company had to play on " O ' Ro " just to keep even. Youngster year he maintained an almost perfect score of dragging every weekend on picnics, dancing, or sailing the yawls. We all recognize the smooth voice of the third youngest man in the class on the " mike " during football season, and wc know he ' ll do as good a job wherever he goes. May we all have the pleasure of l)eing your shipmate some day, Jerry ! Varsity Swimming 4, 3, 1, s45l; Battalion Swimming 1; Battalion Water Polo 3, 1, ' 45; Spanish Club 3, I; Japanese Club 3, 1, Secretary 1; Boat Club 3, 1; I ' ress Detail 4, 3, I. 321 J«M«s frmmna G ' n il Akron, Ohio .Ml of his classmates have at one litnc or another wondered why Jim ne ' cr ROt mad. Wc found out that he took all of bus HIHH arguments out to the lacrosse and soccer fields. He was a fine athlete and true sportsman. The local sports writers would have l)cen lost with- out Jim ' s press Ixjx spotting and announcing at Navy ' s football games. They often tyjjcd as he gave out his hot game-doix " . He was smarter than most of his classmates but not Ijccause he lived with his books. Jim liked his in-bctwcen-class snacks, and always kept his classmates informed and supplied. Probably his greatest asset, however — Ix)rn and reared in Ohio. Vanity Lacrosst 4, 3, 1, ' 45, . ' A; Baltaliem Football 4; jXtwman Club 4, 3, t, Prts., 1; Press Detail 4, 3, t, Sec ' y., 1. " m Craig eibcrl §iamdan Minneapolis, Minnesota From the land of the sky blue waters came the happiest man in ' 45. All the horrors of Plebe year weren ' t able to dent his fine sense of humor, nor sober his ever- ready smile. No man in the regiment could keep pace with his countless dragging intricacies, nor equal his now traditional " pap " for driving a steamroller around Hospital Point. He had a yen for activity, and was never at ease unless he was busy. Randy fought his way academically, but still managed to command the ketch. Turtle, help design the class crest, and keep his classmates laughing at his endless antics. He lives for week- ends, and eventually hopes to spend one dropping bombs on Tokio. Battalion Swimming 4; Battalion Water Polo 3, 1, ' 45; Class Crest Committee 4; Trident 3; Trident Calendar 3; Press Detail 3, 7; Boat Club 7; Ketch Captain 7; Lucky Bag 7. Wittiaan ' Washington Strong Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania The day after Bill arrived at the Academy, he drew his football suit. Ever since, he has busied himself with a great variety of activities. In the fall he played with the varsity grid squad; in winter he wrestled up in the loft; and in the spring he tossed the discus. Coupled with his athletic prowess was a frank, forceful manner which quickly earned him both the respect and friendship of his classmates. " Stark, " as he was dubbed in his first " Dago " class, was naturally smart and, therefore, never troubled by academics. Bill will always be remembered as an all around man who had the courage of his convictions and, alxjve all, as a real friend. Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, NA; Varsity Track 4, 3, 7, N ; Varsity Wrestling 4, 3, 7, w45t; Newman Club 4, 3, 7; Class Club 4, 3, 7; German Club 4, 3, 7; Reception Committee 3. Mian artlctl Shepard, jr. East Derry, New Hampshire " Shep " is a New Englander, and as such, he naturally likes sailing and skiing. He gets plenty of the first in the Naval Acad- emy yachts and yawls, but in lieu of the second, he rows on the varsity crew — and he is not just the coxswain either, he really rows. " Schimpf ' s " big smile and easy laugh made an impression on the class as early as plebe summer, but he made his biggest impression when he did such a swell job of decorating the gym for our Ring Dance. With his personality and ability he should go far toward making this a better Navy. Football 4; Varsity Crew 4, 3, 7, ' 45, NA, N; Sailing 4; Annapolis Yacht Club Trophy 4; Boat Club 4, 3, 7; Lucky Bag 7; Camera Club 4, 3; Ring Darue Committee 3; Decorations Chairman 3; Regimental Hop Committee 7, Vice-Chairman 7. Mtexander 9icrmmit §icntt Hamburg, Pennsylvania Don ' t let that suave, reserved fool you; beneath it lies a sense o and fun that have made the " 1 stand out as a swell fellow. His cl; have always wondered how " Dutch " mar hold back in the scramble for board slips do so well academically — without " gett dope. " No less a source of wonderment is K. can be so proficient in so many sp mention a few: soccer, Softball, and tra intelligence, coupled with his common se personality, should carry him far in the Fl that start he got here at the Academy wil biggest boost of all. Battalion Track 4, 3; German Club 4, 3, 7; Star §i.atph Albert S9vans § MiNDEN, Nebraska Before he came to the Academs ny " was strictly a dry-land saik applied himself to the task of be naval oflficer with as much vi; would have used harvesting a field of corn. Although he had a slight bit of tro academics during plebe year, " Swede " k ing, and by first class year had jumped q numbers. Yet in spite of his studying, he f for crosscountry, swimming, and daily W ' the gym, besides lending a helping hand who needed it. All in all, Nebraska has n contribution to the Navy. Battalion Cross Country 4, ' 45. ■ill If hard ntiics Shivdt , r. Kent, Ohio Ihc " Shive " gave up the life of a gentle- man farmer to follow the sea. Possessor of a grand disposition, a ready smile, and a sincere interest in everyone he met, he ide a host of friends at the Academy. With •ars at Kent State behind him, " Shive " xcellcd in academics. His keen, analytical ns always in demand for helping his class- r Oragging was secondary, although he could h always Ix; found backing up the stag line, is a pair of Navy wings, then M. I. T. a V that thirst for knowledge. May his career u from the fist of the Fleet Air Arm to its 1% Gym 4, 3, J, gNt,g45t; Varsity Track 4, 3, 7; Radio Club 4, 3, J; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1. Baton Rouoe, Louisiana This sleepy lad, hailing from Ix)uisiana, wandered into Bancroft Hall in August, I ' Ml, to treat his curls to a hundred dollar haircut. " Re.s ' .s " plea.sant, good-natured manner soon made him well liked by his cla.s.smates. He developed an active interest in sailing; and to this he devoted his time, ending his course as one of the .sailing-masters of the Regiment. At dragging, lie it hop, football game, sailing, or just dragging, " Res " never mis.sed an opijortunity. He s(x-nt his time either looking for mail from his lady friends or getting a sailing trip organized for a voyage on the Chesajjeake. We all wish " Res " the Ix-st of voyages and good hunting. Ratlalion Yawl Sailing 3, 1, ' 45; Varsity Sailing 3, 1, s43g; Boat Club 1; Sailing Masirr t; Japanrse Club 3, J; Radio Club 3, 7; Lag 1; Battalion Sailing Rrprrsmtaliee 7. SoMERTON, Arizona Although Johnny is from the spacious state of Arizona, you would imagine him as having Sfjent a lot of time around ships. Much of his time has lx;en spent alxjard the sailing craft of the Academy, and from them he has gained much practical knowledge. In addi- tion to that he has managed to take academics in stride without taking too much time from his " sack drills. " You can nearly always coax a good argument out of him, but watch out, for it ' s hard to win. His good sense of humor, his reliability, and his ea.sy going manner will make Johnny as good an officer as he has been a friend. J. Varsity Lacrosse 4, 3, ' 45, NA; Boat Club 1; Model Club 7. « Douglas, Arizona Three years of mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona started Steve out on the right foot academically. Work- ing in the copper mines gave him a prac- tical viewpoint and an appreciation of the finer things in life. Steve has always lieen willing to admit that Arizona stands first in everything except sea- coast. That may account for his leaving Arizona to come to the Academy. Football, crew, and drag- ging have taken up his leisure hours since he came here. Always occupied, conscientious, Steve has never lieen too busy to stop and help anyone. A true friend and an outspoken one, he always lets you know on which side he stands. Varsity Football 4, 3, 7, .VA; Varsity Crew 4, 3, f, NA; Model Club 3, 1. 323 -T Sausalito, California " It ' s the R. B. boy! " — was the salutation of the boys as they dropped in on him often to get the hot dope, some chow, or ■ ■■i just to " shoot the breeze. " With a year at Stanford, and a year at California, the Beresford boy had a good background when he arrived at the Academy. Out for varsity crew, he broke six oars while earning the reputation of producing the biggest " puddle " on the river. On the other hand, he held five stripes first class summer. That he was elected President of the class of ' 45 is proof of the esteem and respect in which he was held by his hundreds of friends throughout the regiment. Varsily Crew 4, 3, 1, ' 45, N; Varsity Swimming 3, 1, sNAt; Third Class President; First Class President; Ring Committee 3; German Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 3, 1; Farewell Ball Committee 3; Ring Dance Committee 3; Regimental Hop Committee 1; Lucky Bag 3, 1; Battalion BJiitor; Stars 4. Chester £,rnesi ' tVoud Jacksonville, Florida Born under the Florida sun in 1921, Ernest brought some of that sunshine to the Academy with him. Through the dark moments that only a midshipman knows he has stood the test of a true friend, never lacking in encouragement for others and never ad- mitting defeat himself. Not fond of academics, ex- cept foreign languages, Ernest preferred the free moments which he spent dragging, sailing, fencing, or in the gym. He began his quest for the finer things of life at the tender age of five, and since then has been well rewarded in his search. After we ' ve parted, the memory of his cheerful personality will ever be with us. Varsity Fencing 4, 3, ' 45; Spanish Club 4, 3, 7. §i.i€e § ressqmve ' ijarh Grenada, Mississippi Hold your gals, men ! That gallivant fror Grenada is loose again. Whose " O. A.O. ' is safe when this southern gentleman (? with that mischievous grin, contagion chuckle, and predatory gleam in his eye is prowl ing? We are speaking of " Bubber " York, tha scamp from " Ole Miss, " who delights in demoral izing his classmates with his relaxing method c studying: sixty minutes to books and letters, am sixty minutes to the radio and " sack drill. " He ha an active mind that manipulates a lively wit to th despair and enjoyment of all. But his qualificatior in a wide variety of sports help us to bear his dc i ish ways. May the York banner wave high, ft where " Bubber " goes, our thoughts travel wit ' him. Battalion Tennis 3; Spanish Club 3. ™ §i.ohert anaid ' tJniMnq Montrose, California Q This man of the Golden West and the Sierra country came breezing into the Academy with a year and a half in the Army behind him. He joined ' 45 with the determination to see graduation day arrive. A " never-say-die " attitude and a keen sense of humor helped him weather many a difficulty. While other midshipmen were enjoying a " sack drill, " R. D. was either doing the hundred and one things that a midshipman should do, but doesn ' t, or he would be " working out " in the gym. Never a time waster, he can always be counted on to be in there pitching. - " vj Mgjw ' - agPr:- ' -. .-.- 324 ! 1 1 J 30th dOmOan ' a • . 1 4 A VO ' AOM ' — K. a. Ackleyjr., W.H.Adams, M. A. Auger, W. .V Barnes, J. H. Burhans, G. . . Caldwell jr., ■ - - -■«» p J Callahan jr., A.J. Carneghi, N. P. Cholcas, D.J. Clements jr., L. M. Cutter, R. C. Damm. SECOMD ROW— K.Doran, R. A. Dunning, M.B.Elliott, L.J. Graves jr., J. M.Greene, R. H.Haslett, L.S.HoUicr jr., H. C. Farmer, P. N. Fenton, S. L. Fiske, J. A. Jacobsen, T. D. Kehoe. THIRD ROW—F. T. King, J. D. King, D. M. Layton, J. K. McKay, B. H. Murphree, J. R. Murray jr., T. G. Pownall, W. E. Saunders jr., L. J. E. Sindell, J. L. Skoog jr., J. C. Thompson jr., W. F. Tiemann jr. FOURTH ROW— J. C. Van Antwerp jr., S. A. White, R. A. Zyvoloski, P. H. Allen, D. A. Barksdale, E. A. Bums, D. A. Clement, T.J. Connellan jr., J. C. Dale, J. H. Demming, J. F. Dolan, W.J. R. Dunseath. FIFTH ROW— . M. Hayes jr., J. V. Houston, R. P. McKenzie, H. W. Moody, D. L. Munns, W. H. Northup. L. S. Smith jr., M. S. Snowden, C. C. Stout, H. N. Upthegrove, H. S. Whittier. 20th CooipaaT«--1947 FRONT ROW— . W. Johnston, I. J. Viney, H. M. Dryer, W. B. Harbargcr, J. C. Lewis, W. E. Bcnckart, A. r McGrail, j: C. Smith, F. R. Carr, D. T. Gila, W. C. Albright, R. P. Gatewood, D. K. Doran. SECOND ROW — V. K. Aubrey jr., R. VonGerichtcn, S. D. Marvin, R. A. Lusk, D. B. Wcngcr, G. S. Swift, R. O. Groover jr., K. S. Tupper jr., J. B. Wilson, G. F. Richards, L. M. Brizzolara, J. . Denton. THIRD ROW— ] Kirkpatrick, J. C. Williams, W. A. Fehovic, S. M. C«:il, R. P. Yeatman, R. B. Bergman, ■ A. S. Steloff.R. H. Smith jr., J. D. Riley, V. J. Feeney, J. A. deGanahl. FOURTH ROW— V. A. Derby, J. B. Harsha, W. O. Rainnie jr., P. F. Fiugerald, S. A. Frock, P. O. Gaddis, W. G. Ridgeway, W. W. Gay, J. C. Burkhart, J. T. Lyoni. yt w In JWemoriam • ' i II 1 s. ijjyiil, AKIl, MISSING from our muster list as we leave the Academy to join the Fleet. Most of the casualties may be attributed to academic difficulties while a few were forced to resign for physical disqualifications. Rut all who have left our ranks will be remembered by those who knew them as classmates . . . Adkins, Lewis Warner, jr. Ashley, Courlland Lee Batchelder, Theodore Hale Bayly, Donald Clay Bell, Adrian Duayne Bellenger, Wilson Clinton Bennett, William Ames Bernreuter, John Denham, jr. Bickford, Richard Montgomery Blackwood, Roy Robert Blake, John Sanborn Bolles, Jonathan Hobby Bonner, Roderick Charles Bordinat, Phillip Bowdey, Floyd Davis Boyd, Paul Clinton Brannom, Thomas Miller, jr. Brock, Arthur Wellington, in Broome, George Robert Brown, Barden Rucker Brown, Sherwin Batten, jr. Bruk, Frank, jr. Buchanan, Fillmore Beall Butler, Richard Canton Caldwell, George Aiken, jr. Campbell, Dean Albert Carre, Edwin Varre Chamberlain, Joseph Miles Chambers, Lloyd Stuart, jr. Clancey, Robert James Clark, Warren Melvin Clary, James Richard, jr. Coe, John Daniel Cohan, Harry Andrew, jr. Conley, Sheridan Caraway Cook, James Mitchell Cooper, William Harold Copeland, Richard Watson, jr. Cottrell, Phillip Patrick Cragg, Thomas Wilbur Croom, Joe Newton, jr. Crosby, Gordon Eugene, jr. Cunneen, Wallace Vincent, jr. Curren, Francis Henry, jr. Cutting, John Parker Dailey, Donald Archibald, jr. Daniels, Marion Gordon Dempsey, Curran Declan Dods, Jules Bovee Doherty, Phillip Augustine Donald, Edward Oslxjrne Ducey, David Francis, jr. Duckett, Richard Baruch Durr, Richard Henry Dyer, William Carroll Elicker, Clare Harvey Elrod, Julius Mitchell, jr. Emslie, Daniel Farnsworth Eslick, Tol Grant Evans, Thomas Green, jr. Everts, John Charles Ewing, John Kirby Forbes, George Roberts Fry, Robert MacDonald Fuller, George Lyman Gambrill, Robert Allen, jr. Geaney, Richard William Gilechrist, John Quincy Goodwin, John Preston Gore, Eugene Fredrick Graham, William Albert Graves, Luther James, jr. Gullat, Victor Reid Hagan, Lewis Patrick Hall, Walter Dickinson Hamberg, Harold Adolph Haselwood, Scotty Haslett, Robert Henry Henry, Charles Thomas Henry, William McNair Hill, Charles Cornell Hille, Warren Reinhold Hilliard, John Robert Hinchcliff, Lester Grant, jr. Hinrichs, Ronald Warren Holleman, Joseph Tullie Hooper, Clarence, jr. Hourigan, Woodrow WiLson Hubbard, Richard Francis Huey, William Marshall Huntoon, Richard John Hyman, Jerome Jamison, Robert Jay Jardine, James Boys, jr. Jones, Friou Payne Kemp, Stanley Norman Kephart, Norman Ray Kingsbery, John Russell Kinnear, John Breckenridgc, ii Kiskaddon, William H. Knapc, Eldon Harold Koch, Konrad Karl, jr. Koehler, Herman Robert Krone, Orin Donald Lancaster, Elias Benjamin Reese Langlois, Kenneth John LeDoux, Norman Augustus Lee, Jerome Addison, jr. I nson, Robert Harper, jr. Linehan, John Francis Little, John Blair Looney, William Boyd Lynch, John Edward, jr. Lynch, William AfBey, jr. Lyon, James Owen Martin, James Louis Masden, John Fredrick Mathews, John Nicholas, jr. Matusiewicz, John Julius Mayo, Joseph Sherwood McCall, Roliert Ervin McHenry, Wendell, jr. McManus, Richard Lee Melis, William Thomas Memory, Charles Gray King Miller, Roi)ert Byron Monroe, Edgar Alan Montgomery, William Rol)crt Moody, Clarence Griflin. jr. Morgan, James Francis Moyer, Frank Edward Moynihan, William Francis Murchison, John Darrach, jr. Murphy, Thomas Francis, jr. Muschcnheim, Harry, jr. Nagle, Thomas Wheeler Nugent, Corliss Robinson OI)erholtzcr, Ix;roy Charles Ogle, Roljert Jamicson Parker, Hugh Garfield, jr. Pease, Hcrlxrrt LeRoy Peck, William Huljbard Pennington, Phillip Bond Percgoy, Frederick Charles, jr. Petticrew, William Kenneth, jr. Pipes, Bishop Newton, jr. Rawl.s, Ellxjrt Sorshy, jr. Remmington, EkJward Wade Rich, John Eager Robbins, Steven Exlgar Robbins, Williams Lathrop Rolx;rts, Jack William Ruhlin, Joh n Benjamin Sager, Charles Sanford, Roljcrt Bailey, jr. Schwirtz, Benjamin Alfred Simpson, Roijcrt Emmett Skinner, George Marion Smith, John Malcolm Smith, James Terhune Smith, Phillip Charles, jr. Snowden, Robert Burton Spargo, Robert Allison Stack, William Cornelius Straley, Albert Carl, jr. Studer, Gordon Phillip Sullivan, Joseph James Sutterby, Francis Mitchell Thomas, Stanley Raymond Thompson, Homer William, jr. Travers, James Jacob Umlauf, John Louis Vant Hull, Fred Nels Versaggi, Dominic Anthony Walker, Harry Clcgg Walker, Jack Delois Walker, William George Waters, Thomas Eugene Weeks, Kenneth Seil)crt Welch, James Homer, jr. Welder, Frank Aloysius Wells, John William Wendt, Fred August, jr. West, Fred Dcvereaux, jr. White, Allan Eklward Whittier, Henry Sayward Wicland, Daniel Thomas, jr. Williams, John Emicy, jr. WilliaiTLs, Roljcrt Bcnjaminc, jr. Winterburg, Francis Mark Woodbridgc, Charles Ligon Wright, Robert Boyle Young, William Lcc 327 w« I Bisi 4 liif- ' ff ■fl Chapel ■ otundii f I i Bronzo Portal Sail Ho jlflaliaii MacDonous(li Ptirk Jiins le i DablstrMi »»w» it ACADEMIC ' ijj (I t .1 .here was a time in other years when the applications of principles and methods here in school were recognized " but perhaps not fully appreciated. This was typical of all classes in which professional subjects were taught, but midshipmen invarialily failed to see the sense of the system, to understand the excess of importance placed on nice judgment and technicalities, and to realize that exact wordings must be reviewed again and again until stamped indelibly on their memories. Those who graduated ten, fifteen years before our class thought surely the first two years aboard ship were suflB.cient to learn the detail and routine of a peacetime Navy. The word " Emergency " was not reckoned as death and destruction falling from a peaceful Sunday morning sky. For them, it meant only breakdown, collision in the fog, or a minor squabble. For them, there was preparation before and after graduation; a new Ensign was given two years to " recover " from the Academy. Now there are no dummy runs, but the shibboleth remains the same— " From knowledge, sea power. " What is learned must be retained; we must face and be ready to solve problems three months after graduation that others have waited years to encounter. The hours spent on exact and complete knowledge are repayed with the assurance that we can do our part. We have been pressed, but we are prepared. ) , y y f y S ' ' ■ I y 5 r J- ' ' " 5,t ' »»• SV , n. J , to n«»r-t 0«» pS T " . ■Va . ■ •« A H »»«-■ Captain Robert A. Hall, U.S.N. Class of 1912. " I fired a spread of fish at the first ship in line, then ... " Lectures with a new twist. 344 tiiy subject, Naval or otherwise is covered completely in the Library reference room. the Staff of Instructors. £ 4 1 ft ft 1 : : r y I!,;, Captain Walfrid Nyquist, U.S.N. Class of 1921. Short circuits, breakers popping, wrong connections ... a typical Juice Drill. n ppTnTP ■dadUW 1 1 II Wi lad 346 ' ur Philco never looked like this. wf course, it is easy to see that the armature current . . . I he Staff of Instructors, » «?- t- 1 f m ' y f «» ir f ' m !;i Captain Simon P. FuUenmder, Jr. U.S.N. Class of 1917. " The object of the course in Mathematics is to obtain the greatest number of problems per man per minute ... " nATHrtlATlCS 348 hd here we just work jrrohs. I he Staff of Instructors. f f f f f ir «r •% " V II Captain Samuel 11. Hurt, U.S.N. Class of 191S Seamo includes everything . . . f 350 im lO airing bunting. I he Staff of Instructors. A.. TJ 2 % 1 ll :f r yr t - ■f _ - 1 ■■ — 1 1. 1 And how I wonder where yon are The Sun was our undoing J 352 lO work a sight he Staff of Instructors. Captain llarley F. Cope, U.S.N. CIms of 1920. We manned the hoards, our verb leheels, and Naval Phraseology . . . n LAHGUA m learning the language required reading, wrUing . . . tnd repetez s ' il vous plait I he Staff of Instructors. b r, " l V -• im f . A 5 ' S. rrrrrr ?: • t » r Captain Duncan Curry, U.S.N. Class of 1921. This is hmv you take it apart . 356 had plenty of gunnery prac- tice on our summer cruise . . . I nd dummy runs in the gun shed. . . I he Staff of Instructors. i -f pi 1 ' f " tflE I ♦» ?- ' i f t , 1 If • t • If f . 5Ti F life r -f - .4 • • ■i0 ' - B } «• ' . • ■ " } ' V -v- .1 J . ■ Captain Thomas J. Kelly, U.S.N. Class of 1921. Entropy, enthalpy, pressure, temperature; it was all there. The problem: find it. iii Sf All tBra J 358 oilier, chart, steam tables and the ever present slip stick . . . ven the fuel oil had to be tested . . . flashpoint, pour point, and saybolt seconds the Staff of Instructors Captain J. Q. Owsley, MC, U.S.N Senior Medical Officer . . . his staff ' tracked down our ills. m u 360 II If tain A. Knox, DC, U.S.N Senior Dental Officer. I lease open, just a little . . . Brrrr 1 e Staff of Doctors and Dentists. Wi •h fM J , " « r i?sif ' i- A s . . ' ■ •% • " H M ii M i CLA HISTORY .hree years ago, a thousand of us waved from train windows in a hundred different stations, and from every state converged upon Annapolis. Those parting moments marked the culmination of a treasured ambition and the beginning of a great career. We didn ' t know who our classmates would be, many of us had never been away from home, but each was inwardly confident that he could make the grade. We came from college campuses, high school portals, Texas ranches, lilidwestern farms, California beaches. New England villages, and Southern cities. We came with varied backgrounds but with one ambition. We came as boys who within three years were to emerge as men. The story of that transformation is many-sided and complex; it is not one that can be told in words, nor one that can be portrayed by pictures. The complete account can be found only in the memories of those who helped to make that story. But in order that those memories might be kept keen, and that in future years we might recall our days at the Academy, we present some of the events that transpired, some of the obstacles that we encountered, and some of the milestones that we passed during our preparation for the fleet. We hope that they will serve their purpose. fB I i i: The ivy-covered Administration Building offered us our first real view of the Naval Academy. i We waited outside the entrance to Sick Bay for news of the results. The doctors examined us with extremely critical eyes. THE BEGINNING as on a smnmer morainsi ■■■ June 1941 From fifteen Naval Districts poured in the material that was destined to become the Class of 1945. Our first con- tact with the Academy was at the Administration Building where we reported in groups of fifty or more, and where we met those whom fate had chosen to be classmates. From there we were led to the sick bay where we wandered from room to room, clutching our record, wondering which doctor would be the last. The eye doctors were most reckless with that red ink, and more than one luckless candidate walked away with a red check on his card. Dark glasses and a wide grin marked those who had crossed their first river. 368 ri WE ENTERED a llfe dif f«»r«at f roio any tliingi -w licaci ewer knonwn Many of us had been befuddled before, but our first three days in the Academy were spent in indescribable confusion. First we had to fill out a few volumes of questionnaires. Then the masterminds of the pay office extracted the initial fee, and in return we received our traditional hundred dollar haircut. Before we had time to weep over our lost locks we were whisked down to the Midshipmen ' s Store. After we had been given a check-off list that was long enough to paper the Chapel, we started to gather our outfits, as gear of every description was stacked in our already weary arms. We were yet to become midshipmen. Late in the morning, however, a throat-swelling swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of our naval careers. Next came the flow of stencil ink, and after three days we were ready for a try at the business of being a midshipman. We held the bag while " Coach " loaded us down with gear. We stencilled until our rooms itere pungent with the smell of stencil ink and our hands black uilh its slain. Sailing was one of the few drills we enjoyed plebe summer. PLEBE Phase infantry in the hot sun kept us perspiring freely. summer vras an indoctrioatlon te-w of us itwill d cw forslet Our first, and perhaps greatest, shock came every morning at 0615 when reveille rudely interrupted our slumbers. Then began the inexorable routine which kept us on the run until 1630. Infantry drill was usually first on the program. Our first few days on Farragut Field put blisters on our feet while for variety we rowed cutters and returned with blisters on our hands. Our trips across the river to the rifle range were marked by similar agonies, as under the gruelling instruction of unsympathetic marines we learned how to shoot from every position of discomfort imaginable. But we did have our diversions, among which were the sailing drills which we all enjoyed. In the evenings lecturers told us how to become naval officers in a hundred easy lessons. We learned to put a dazzling shine on our formation shoes, to keep our rooms imma- culate, and, above all, we learned to take it. The hutts details were the sweat shops of the Rifle Range. 370 Ac ycstr found us first donning our blue service uniforms. We started classes, and forgot all the trials and tribulations that had fixed Plebe Summer in our minds. We soon learned the art of getting into a starched collar in a few second ' s time. Many are the tales of our first few attempts to fit the right collar buttons in the right holes. And many were the hours spent in removing the lint which clung so tena- ciously to our uniforms. In no time at all we forgot the luxury of wearing white works and even learned to feel comfortable in blues. At formation we were regularly told to brace up, and expected to inform any inquiring first classman of the menu, shows in town, or the name of the Officer of the Watch. Our debut into the academic world also had its high points. Many of the ex-college lads could relax to the envy of the majority, but most of us spent every study hour deep in the realm of confusion. Hreakfani formation found ui still ulruyylitig with the intricacies of de- tachable collars and H ' indsor knots. At ' " ■fi ' -Hbl Ue " «- .., Our early brushes with the academic departments showed that three years of hard work lay ahead. Willingly we double timed from the plebe game to Thompson Stadium where the varsity held its field days. FOOTBALL .p«e.«e.«, «ere tbe histhliSilKts of tbo fall term Each week saw our team, one of the nation ' s best, rise to new glories on the playing field. We were, by tra- dition, in attendance at the plebe game, but at its con- clusion we ran en masse to watch the varsity add the finishing touches to its opponent. During the week we learned the songs of the college we were to meet the fol- lowing Saturday, drew posters which exhorted our men on to greater accomplishments, and waited anxiously for game time to arrive. Friday evening pep rallies in the Mess Hall and on the front terrace reversed the old say- ing that plebes should be seen and not heard. The band ' s " Tiger Rag " set the Mess Hall to shaking and cheers rolled from one end to the other. Later the Pep Committee staged its colorful show on the terrace. Uncle Beanie had not yet returned to lead our Four N ' s, but we needed no urg- ing to express our feelings. We had a good team and we let them know it. OCTOBER, 1941 U. S. S. REUBEN JAMES FALLl tINDECLAllEnf V lT By the light of a bonfire on Farragut Field ire cheered the team off to face the Army. The pep rallies on the front terrace accented our Friday evenings. Ai plebes we wailed unlit all the upper classmen had seals on the train be ore boarding it. Train trill to away games we enjoyed only as plebes. That fall, before transportation became a national problem, the entire Regi- ment made the trip to Philadelphia to watch our team defeat Army before a crowd of 100,000. We showered Tecumseh with pennies as we marched off on that memorable trip. Six special trains carried us almost to the Stadium where our parade on the field was as thrilling to us as to those in the stands. After the game ten thirty liberty gave us a taste of civilian life again. We returned Jrom each trip exhausted, but happy, and most oj us slept all the way home. Our first Army game got under way with an exchange of written taunts with the grey-filled stands across the field. V • t •- ll ' ith our first exams over and graduation past, we left Bancroft Hall on leave. ■■reparaiioos for December ' s graduation were marred by the attack on Pearl Harbor. It came in the midst of days busied with the important events of Academy life — getting ready for exams, graduation and leave — and pushed all other happenings into the background. Its suddenness and ferocity shocked us and made December 7, 1941 a date history will long remember. Yet in spite of that quick plunge into war, our first Christmas was cele- brated with most of the usual zest of midshipmen on furlough. It was hot as June Week in Dahlgren Hall, but we stood straight as we could while ' 42 received their prizes and awards. We envied the graduating class for they trould soon join the fleet newly at irar. 375 The security watch teas a firmly established institidion when we returned frovi leave. We took over the Mate of the Deck watches and longed for battalion office duty. LEAVE ' S END ,„„„- „„r heads still up in tiie clouds It was then necessary to settle down quickly to the realization that we were now a part of a nation at war. Our mission at the Academy had suddenly turned into a grim one, and it took us a while to adjust ourselves to the idea that we had an important job lying ahead of us. The old routine, better known as " the system " immediately took charge and helped us with that adjustment. Window closing was a duty relegated to tis, the lowly plebes. The greeier part, and perhaps the least exciting part of plebe year was before us. With the war had come new additions to the routine of the Academy, notably the Security Watch. Little did we pity the upper classmen who had the distinction of standing those long " graveyard " watches, for at the time we were bothered mainly with that curse of plebe year, the window-closing detail. Most of us can easily recall the shock of getting up an hour early on those coldest of winter mornings to close the pneumonia gaps in the rooms of the fresh air addicts on our decks. As we reached Youngster and First Class year, though, we realized the benefits of that institution. Walking to class in the snow was an- other popular sport, only the fact that it terminated in the classroom detracted from its enjoyment. It seemed that we irere always marching to some class or drill. 376 Sprlntf f onncl Ui still squaring corners, finning out and double-timing to formations. Regi- mental Order 110-40 kept the extra duty squad well manned with those of us who tempted fate by dis- regarding our plebe rates. With spring came the welcome Spring weather, and the afternoons found the Severn River dotted with the white sails of our knockabouts and whaleboats. Sailing was one of our most luxurious sports, and the most popular as any- one who tried to reserve a sailboat unwittingly found out. And for those non-athletes who inher- ently hugged the sanctity of their rooms, another institution was established, clear the deck day. Such days usually found the seawall draped with the legs of those who reveled in the glory of relaxation, and shunned exercise as a non habit-forming practice. Every day brought its reminder that plebe year would not be over until June. Our bunks were denied us, but the deck offered a hard substitute. Clearing Bancroft Hall was supposed to increase our athletic endeavors, but it merely shifted the scene of our horizontal workouts. " A r. W " Anchors Aweigh " resounded as we swung past the reviewing stand at the end of another June Week parade. jrnne IW eek. arrived at long last, our first ' and most colorful. If variety is the spice of life, June Week was life, as one event after another kept us on the go. The full-dress parades were our only dress parades, and we cherish their memory. We attended our first hop, the Farewell Ball, and won- dered if Dahlgren Hall could hold another human being, lengthwise or otherwise. im ivere favorably impressed by all the color and glamour of June Week, but there was no event more impressive or memorable than those few min- utes after ' 43 ' s graduation that we urged our class- mates to the top of the Herndon monument. Once its summit was reached, we took on new life and became youngsters. In spite of the hot June sun we managed three hearty cheers for the color girl. We celebrated the ending of plebe year by scaling steep-sided Herndon Monument. r inr, A ■ - . " r mm mmmmmfiffi»f l h -i lv l mk ' m- % " Brace up, mister! " icere strange words to be saying, but welcome after a whole year on the receiving end. SUMMEU foaad as im a no " status asiain Most of us went on leave or cruise, but one group had the run of the Regiment for four weeks. We took over the main office and the striper organiza- tion, and soon realized that seniority has its re- sponsibilities. The new plebes were beginning to pour in but we were to avoid them until their initial training had been completed. That summer found us testing all our new privileges with the zeal of the initiated. Many of us who had planned to drag every weekend suddenly realized that four dollars a month per- mitted a maximum of but one social event be- tween paydays. All in all. Youngster Summer was a happy experience. The leave was long, the academics easy, and the cruise not nearly so rugged as predicted. Yea Furlough! The bus was crowded but it made little di fference since we were homeward bound. JUNE 3-6, 1942 THE FLEET STRUCK BACK AT MIDWAY Will we ever forget that famous July Fourth commando race? Mt ivaso ' t a division of new battlcwagons, nor was it the broad expanses of the Atlantic or Pacific, but for most of us the Y. P. squadron provided the first taste of sea-faring life. The salty " youngsters " soon discovered that there was more to steering by a magnetic compass than holding a wheel. And those signal drills! Ah yes, those signal drills! " Signal in the air! " " Who can receive semaphore? " But nightfall brought ample compensation in the form of good solid sleep on good solid decks. . .if you didn ' t have the watch. The chart housei were scenes oj JremieJ activity as amateur Nelsons maneuvered to avoid collisioH. The decks of the Y. P. ' s offered us cool sleeping and we spent many a night under the stars. The chow was oj our own prepa- ration; it was wholesome anyway. Signal drills and maneuvers information kept us alert throughout the day. 381 WARTIME Conner to tlie cadem; scene Pride of a long line of Chesapeake pleasure craft, the Bay Belle ' s spacious decks made possible con- tinuance of the Baltimore football trips. We em- barked after breakfast with a load of uniforms and accessories designed to combat any possible whim of Maryland weather. Once in Baltimore we found that the voyage by water had added two more miles to the march, a consideration that was soon for- gotten in the view of the liberty ahead. The much talked of liberty was over all too soon and 2230 found everyone back aboard, and everyone was always on time because the Bay Belle was the first and last boat out. I The sights of Baltimore ' s waterfront were new and interesting to most of us. The Bay Belle had better accommodations than the trains, but box lunches added a familiar touch. ' r it0 ' - The Japanese bell sounded for the second time in our careers and this time we were ringing it. Tecumseh donned his usual war paint for an Army game which strongly felt the limitations of the war. AMY came amd yiva prowed stood hosts in most respects We gave our guests everything; that is everything ex- cept the football game. Half the Regiment became Army rooters and overnight the messhall became a bedlam of Navy blue and Army gray. The grand moment came and we marched onto the field of Thompson Stadium. The Army rooting battalion dutifully manned the visiting stands and for a time challenged the spirit of Navy across the way. Suddenly the spectacle was on and soon Navy went across. For an instant there was not an Army rooter in the stands. The cheering died quickly as Army-for- a-day realized its blunder and soon Army cheers were once again resounding from the east stands. Ours was the duty of ringing the Bell until the team came up to strike the victory score. Fortunately, the distance back was short, and our class had one of the easiest assignments in the history of Navy victories. The football team finished in great style by beating Army in one of the season ' s upsets. : - ' , " ( ' • m i. AS YOUNGSTERS «,« bec-«.e moimbers of tho drasistinsl cult Our day began Saturday morning with a sinking sensation every time a special delivery or telegram came on deck — a message that might sound the knell of a hop weekend plan formulated weeks in advance. From the morning critical period, we entered the anxiety stage after noon meal formation. Would she be on the first bus or train, or would we miss the first part of the sporting event that we had counted on seeing? Our fears dispelled by her appearance, we began the race against time. First, there was generally an athletic event, then an informal, and a short visit in the parlor of her lodgings. All too soon it was time for a uniform change and evening meal formation. But the weekend was only beginning now and the rush of events occupied a minor space in minds crowded with anticipation. Our dragging weekend really began when " She " stepped from the bus. 1 n [ 1 •1 f 1 1 ' jnrz IB- 1 u M.] !B? ; ' ' Mi,:ll$ ' ' U ■U M N jrn m- Our t our of the yard included a sliort visit to Mem Hall, We looked over the menu and chose a likely sports event for the afternoon. 384 I The Hop with its sweet music and dim lights was the main event of the weekend. We were just one couple in a sea oj brass buttons and swishing skirts. Eweoinflj and the hop brought to a climax every typical dragging weekend. As we entered Dahlgren Hall in a blaze of lights, classmates, and beautiful drags, we felt the reward for an achievement well planned. Too soon, the hop came to a close; too soon, warm goodnights exchanged out in town were memories. Sun- day came and we showed our drags the yard after chapel. Happy thoughts of yesterday cast their sf)ell and the final words at the bus station sjx)ke the tragedy of the passing of another weekend. Fortunately, the spell was more often temporary than not, and a few days found us once again busily engaged in planning another dragging weekend. was difficult to find each other in the crowd after Chapel. It seemed but a moment ago that we were saying Hello; now it was Goodbye, 385 We saw the sport of pushball instituted for intramural competition, WINTHY u- y» of acadi mic drudsKery draglsiod slo f ' l by One of the most closely guarded secrets of the Naval Academy, the only tangible link between Instructor and Student, was the much dreaded little red book in which were recorded estimates of our daily worth that more often than not was slightly out of accord with personal expecta- tions. That battered little journal, was the motivating force of every study hour. It drove us to our desks at hours when it would have been better to be asleep on a comfortable bunk; it forced us to labor on and on for the ultimate result of every single class, every single day — a daily mark. Fortunately, those months provided other more tangible factors to deal with. The new commando course, among others, although a tough proposition, gave definite results on the first reckoning. It was in these days, too, that we began to think alwut aptitude and the little cards that began to flow into our record envelopes. But these, too, were lost in the mad rush of those days — the formations, the lesson preparations, and the ceaseless board workouts in Math and Skinny that turned the mind to only one thing — an answer. " Itepetez-votu, I ' il vous plailf " , or iU ivaleril, icas our standard answer. HALF WAY -wc bestan to enjo K life After weeks of promises of reward for being a good class, we were given second class rates late in the spring of Youngster year. These new privileges brought many extra fields of entertainment. We all bought radios and soon the record shops became meccas during the Wednesday afternoon liberties. The cost of living soared, but our pay remained the same. As the record The newly-granted privilege of dragging in the boats was used to the maximum advantage. collections grew, the Saturday dining out declined. We were now economists with major problems. Fortunately dragging expenses went down. We now rated the sailboats with our drags, but more often than not the demand exceeded the supply. As we acquired the new rates, we began to realize the bene- fits of first class year. The new second class-in-being now had one united objective — first class year. Music came back into our lives as we drew our new radios from the express office. Wednesday afternoon liberty was often spent in ordering class rings or victrola records. The Irnniii rourtu, alirai n popular, were orercroicded on tlwae balmy xpring day». OPEIT air parsaits ' cre iawisloratinsi amd eojoyable Spring at the Naval Academy was always the b;st part of the year. From the end of March to June outdoor life issued its call. For many the ideal after- noon was spent on the Chesapeake. To others tennis was the most popular activity, and not a good day went by that the Academy courts weren ' t over- crowded. The atmosphere of spring, the new beauty of the yard, the warm comfort of sunny weather, far out- weighed our trials, and Youngster Spring was a happy one. The newer and pleasanter forms of extra duty included rowing cutters. Spring weather brought the enlarged yacht squadron back onto the bay. Cruise box races kept ' 46 amused andin good phy- sical condition for June Week ' s crowds and heat. We buried Math informally but effec- tively right after we left the final exam. Am emd comes to everything in life, be it gocxl or evil. With this thought in our minds we stoically marched into the grim examination rooms to write the finish to the academics of Youngster year. For all this the day of final reckoning with the arch enemy of academic security at the Naval Academy — Math. Once safely past this week, never again would the Department of Mathematics cast its shadow on dreams of the future. As suddenly as the final reckoning had come, it left. The mental strain had been too much for outward manifestations of joy for most of us, but there was at least one group who gleefully performed the traditional rites of burying Math. As this exam week drew to a close all of us who had weathered it felt the pride of a vast accomplishment. Now, more than ever before, we realized that this wasn ' t any college course. This was difficult and ex- hausting work that taxed the mind to its endurance. The battle of exam week was a conflict that deserved recompense. All the more reason to look forward to a June Week that would be as successful and as happy as we could possibly make it. Each step we took marching to class brought us closer to first class year. I 391 r Mi GAY TIMES were loewl- tcible as .SuDO lil «ek came Our second found us on the brink of another era in our Academy lives — that of Midshipman First Class — the man in charge — the final rung in the Academy advancement ladder. Envy of about-to-be-Ensigns was a minor factor in those days; we were too busy with our own drags and future plans. We thought we knew all about the problem of supply and demand of June Week, but we had forgotten rationing. Many were the frantic searches for a dinner that week, but no one seemed to mind. The second hurdle had been crossed; there was ample reason for security and sweeping plans for next year. Even the yard took on a new significance — our strolls through its winding walks and our talks out at the house could afford to be a little more serious now. We made a permanent record on film of our June Week activities. The Ring Dance Committee started early to dec- orate Macdonougb Hall Jor the dance of dances. Pleasant weather ushered June Week in, and we took our drags or a first look at the yard. 393 The Prizes and Awards parade must have looked fine from the outside, but we were inside. MILITARY, ' H ' s June Week saw none of the colorful full dress uni- forms, but we enjoyed the more comfortable infantry dress. stMo wm are essen- tial to a snccessf al Jinne W eek. Long will we remember those of Youngster year. The uniform had been changed from full dress to blue infan- try dress, but there were still the many groans and growls of anticipation of two hours in a late afternoon sun. We stood at parade rest while the awards were given out; some of us were not up to it, but the class as a whole stood the test admirably. Never were sweeter, more welcome words uttered than " Pass in review. " We had a moment or two of reward when the Fourth Battalion Four Striper uttered for the first time, " Five men absent, Sir, " but in those hours full appreciation could not be expressed with a heavy Springfield tugging away at our shoulder muscles. But ours was not to reason why in those days; ours was but to stand and exist. We were part of a huge show and that show had to go on. The shade along the line of march kept us fairly cool until we reached the drill ground itself. P«i»i» in lEewlow were the most welcome words of the June Week Parades. Soon another parade would be over and we could see the parade in a better light as we recounted the details and intricacies of the parade procedure Long- est moments were those during officers center, when those of us at the middle of the field wondered how long it would be before the Twentieth Company com- mander was back at his post. Then came intricate evolutions of the Regimental staff as it maneuvered to a position before the Reviewing Officer. Then more maneuvers and finally the commander gave the order that set another parade in motion. The ripple of relief that always ran through the ranks was slightly more accented dur- ing these days. We were proud of our or- ganization and our parades, but other matters and afi airs held greater sway dur- ing June Week. The Regimental Colors led the parade past the reviewing stand. The march home was probably the only pleasant part of the affair, and we relaxed a little after we left the field. With a sigh of relief we thought, " Only two more June Week parades before we graduate! " 395 r The evening began with gala dinnerparties at the houses we had rented for the week. B KSif " H Lflr W J % " ' " " ::; ' l s l Mfl t i 9 « ' 1 r ♦ % . -- M Hl mm, SlilM 4 rn m - l HH r ■.arsl St hop of the year and the end of an epoch for us was the June Ball. It was here that senti- ment reached a pre-Ring Dance cHmax. We were bid- ding farewell to the first class and constructing our own visions of things to come. This was one of the nights that i I I I The throng Jrom the hop overflowed into the coolness of Thompson Stadium. would linger long in our memories of the Naval Academy. with all classes attending, the Farewell Ball was a crowded affair. A warm temperature and warm feelings went well together. 396 OatalstB cn all proved itself the master of June Week ceremony. In a few short hours it cast off the finery of a night of entertainment to take on the more responsible task of graduating a class. Thousands of seats were crammed in ac- cording with a master plan. We were the ushers and ours was the task of directing traffic through a maze of sections, to match seat numbers with properly colored tickets. The array of gold braid was more im- pressive than ever to us as we watched the enactment of a pageant that a short year from now would be ours to present. We listened intently as the Secretary of Navy paid glowing tribute to the ac- complishments of those who had gone be- fore us and we felt a swell of pride as he emphasized the responsibilities of our graduates. For the first time we were aware of new tasks and responsibilities as the leaders of the Regiment. Secretary Knox returned to the ros- trum to address the graduating class. Dahlgren Hall was more crowded than ever as " 4.4 received their diplomas. i » -m A .Jff ' J - took their oath of office and prepared to leave while we took over the direction of the Regiment. Tlie Sjradnates names were read off by com- panies. These were happy moments for the plebes for they were upperclassmen as soon as their company commander had received diplomas. Then came the final cheers, the caps in the air, and the mad surge of a crowd bent on one thing — a cap at any cost. As we rushed back to Bancroft for our new first class shoulder boards, we tried to assume, casually, the mien and hauteur of a first classman. At last our moment had come, we were the men in charge now, and the third phase We gtrai htened out our stripe and assumed an air of newfound importance. Military weddings with their arches of swords were the order of the day for ' , ■ 1 niN DANC L 399 XbUMANw£j came to the fore on the nisilit of nisihts For the plebes it gives questions and " life boat drills, " and for the upper classes, a chance to " gripe " with classmates about the hardships and pitfalls of the system. Two meals a year bring about a striking transformation to our most popu- lar eating place. Thanksgiving and the Eve of Christmas leave, when men of all three classes share and share alike in Bancroft cuisine at its finest. The one meal, however, which we will remember longest is the Ring Dance Dinner. The delights of music and turkey and tobacco are not quite the perfect blend without charming feminine company. The great length of the Bancroft messhall echoes for the first time with the click of high heels and girlish laughter, and the inner sanctum of the Midship- man ' s mess becomes a lovely place to eat. The galley gave forth a fine meal, served in elegant style on the old Naval Academy seal crockery, but the meal was forgotten for the conversation. At each place was a blue ribbon on which we strung our rings and tied it around the neck of our O. A. O. With this ceremony completed, the little nuggets stayed there until the ring ceremony at the end of the evening. Surely if evening meal were always like this, th ree bells would cease to be a privilege. 1 The Mess Hall was never more attractive than when our drags took it by storm. The band performed capably to make this dance the best o our careers. Handsome uniforms and pretty girls crowded the lower gym. 400 Part oj the band playtd near the " Waterfront Tav- where the usual unspiked punch wat served. ]%Miniiifiil e» were hard to obtain in time for the Ring Dance. Many were the cries of anguish that arose from some of the more love-stricken of our crew when " The Day " arrived and the miniature had not. There were some rosy fingers whose loveHness was not heightened by the long dreamed-of gold bands, but the majority of the O. A. O. ' s showed a new sparkle on the third finger, left hand. An unforgettable night was climaxed by the inspired singing of our Alma Mater. We had sung " Navy Blue and Gold " on many previous occasions, but somehow the meaning of the words struck us more deeply that night than they ever had before. Some lucky classmates gave out minia- tures on this most memorable nights. Dimmed and sweet music brought our Ring Dance to a close. 401 It was good to be -packing those books away after a six months ' grind. Some of us could not make good connections returning from leave and had to come back in the middle of the night. LEAVE prospect for all bands " Yea Furlough " — what sweet - sounding words! Leave, second only in importance to graduation itself, more than lived up to expectations; it could hardly be otherwise with our newly-won stripes and shiny gold rings. True, the " old gang " was gone and the old places were hardly recognizable in their war-atmos- phere, but there was more than enough to keep us busy until the very last minute. Late trains and missed connections meant the commando course for a few, but on the whole we came back well rested and ready for our first " Navy " year and a last crack at the aca- demic departments. It was a tough job getting down to work after a month of loafing, but good to think that less than a year now separated us from that beautiful half-inch stripe. It iDOS a long wait at the bus station but the results were well worth the efforts. fiPB9iiK§ T 1 THE AE IiX stolidly saffered yet amotber practice cruise Yes, the ship was the " Arkansas " all right, and before the summer was over we were all able to call her many other names than " Arkansas. " As salty sailors of the Chesapeake on the good ship " Arky, " most of us got our first taste of the wartime navy at sea, even though we never left the sheltered waters of the Bay. General quarters, condition watches, long hours of drill, and one liberty in Norfolk all added that extra dash of " salt " to our makeup as a class, and made us all realize just how easy life within those " cold grey walls " really was. Daily sessions with scrubbers kept the ship as irell as ourselves in shape. On board the Arky we manned almost all the guns and most of us smelted pmoder for the first time. i 4 Twilight Ivappy hours took our minds off the daily routine. Captain ' s inspection found us in our cleanest white works. After three weeks of shipboard life we needed little urging to send us on our way " Annapolis bound. " Smoke and burning oil were taken in stride as we learned the art of fire fighting. I f It made little difference where we went on those week- end leaves, escape was what we sought and found. Inspections at formation occurred regu- larly during the warm summer m nths. Confidential publications hKkers entered our lives with their attendant joys and perils. BACK to Bancroft allS was our battle cr Who among us could have ever foreseen the day when getting back to Annapolis would be a treat? When eating in the mess hall would seem better than the Ritz? When a good hot shower would seem like the rain of the heavens? After a few weeks shav- ing the wrong face every morning, eating " Arky " style during the day, and sleeping on those hard, paper-thin mattresses every night, we were ready for the nice " soft " Academy routine. Morning exer- cises would be a cinch after working before break- fast each day, and Captain ' s inspections would be duck soup with some fresh laundry for morale purposes. Life back at the Academy wasn ' t half bad either, those balmy summer days. The swimming float across the Severn was popular, especially on week-ends, and everyone who could possibly man- age to get on a boat did lots of sailing. One week-end leave for the summer term seemed to satisfy the old wanderlust. The buses to Washington were crowded every Saturday with wild-eyed midshipmen ready to hit the big town, and the old " Toonerville Trolley " looked almost like the " Midshipmen ' s Special. " Of course, these same vehicles looked like hearses every Sunday afternoon, but we prefer to remember the brighter side of those summer excur- sions. They were a wonderful institution. 406 Acadieoiic were fruit during the Summer. Just ask anyone now. Then it was a different story, though, when our courses in government, hygiene, ordnance, and the like were cold facts, not distant memories. However, the highlight of the summer term was what we did not have, exams. After ex- periencing an exam week for every other term we spent at the Academy, we were quite pleased, to say the least, at the thought of only two " bundles of woe, " and both of them on the same day. Of course, there were those among us who insisted on the old and established order ... by getting below 2.5, . . . but even they were few and far between. On the whole, the summer term can be remembered for the good times and easy living we had rather than for any particular hardships we may have suffered. True, the ordnance and navigation were new as academic subjects, but long hours of drill had dulled their stings before we met them in the class- room. And before much water had passed under the bridge, we came to take those celebrated nav p-works in stride. There again it was a case of big bark and very little bite, even if none of us did qualify as an honorary " Prince Henry. " The SA-10 provided mu»ieal relaxalion on many a pleasant summer and fall evening. Many of i« tried hut only a few were selected for the Marines. 407 I IA ■jpp UNITED States naval academy ANNAPOUia. Makvuand . , . . . y i R. »o K«4 ' ■ ' «!.■ ikTTALlON THIS rORW MAY Bi UMO FOA WOftt T ?3 ' an I • out SaTTAUOM r W sl «f tor Xtm tj dMm J%. moderoized Naval Academy was ready for first class year. Before the first football game gun mounts, directors and a plotting room were going up along the sea wall, previews of things to come. They weren ' t quite finished in time for the fall term and we had to spend our time with the more commonplace loading, drills, spotting and sundry arid lectures. In seamo it was quite a differ- ent story — the Y. P. ' s were ready and waiting, and not a week went by without at least one cruise out into the bay to swing ship, simulate torpedo attack, or to perform one of the many maneuvers the instructors always had up one sleeve or another. Juice and steam held their own, too, with the former causing more minor burns and shattered nerves than any other department. We couldn ' t develop a technique for getting rid of hot leads in a hurry. Steam drills were not as engrossing, so naturally we loafed. How we regretted our laziness when the final exam rolled around. The Academics proper were easy enough as we went along, but here again the lack of effort for eleven weeks took its toll during exam week. The Friday evening lectures, we had to admit, were important and interesting. «ttell«ii f, H. Jr. i.to l. «. «. Jr. ?.o a, ». R. ?.■? ' , 0. r. 2.0 ■ . ». 8.70 S.3 i . t. m S.3 t, a. w. J.o« 5.3 S.73 5.3 irth Ii.«t.ll « ■5.10 ?. •niiulit, U.B. »lln 7, W. L. Jr. J.6B 2.» Ig«r, A. D. ?.» nrttt, " .L. r», O.H.D. l-JS, ?. .J. T. 2.» -. L. S. 2.80 S.2 1.. S. 2.S5 a.t " I. ». n 2,80 - ' Q AtlKOD. l.l. B«im«tt, K,«.,Il fiolrtr, .. a. J. Swl . . r,h,- . . rinc ■ . . . 01 J. I . . . !» i " ., . . Kufltfiil, i A. i r. )ttl)si»i«, H.J. lto«llXln{, ?.K, " -«slt r, H. L. . ll«y, J. r. . a»lttiii. D.t. : lnutllnlt, 1.. T. ' Cwi», e.y., u i!b«i iMUi, •».».. ,111 OoobTBffe, K.t. ,Jr, 8r«xi«, S.A. 0» Saturdays we celebrated Arbor Day. ! •««, i.i. Bn««o», i. b.,Ji.. Si!s»».l!, (!.». vuia»ixi , J. V. Q-suBBte «. .,Jp Tftjiop, A. :- . Coo i r© BUI, .■.»•. ABO ' rflBs, h, f ' Ufin, J. - L O.-.s. f.L.., ' 4«ar«r, 9.?. I ( Professional drills, such as those in the Ord- nance Department, held our undivided attention. Nav P-works were long and seldom easy. 408 SEPTEMBER, 1943 THE NAVY LED THE WAY TO ITALY Atiiletic diversions were prominent during the fall term. With our athletic teams having such successful seasons, we could hardly help having a good time. The cross-country runners were national champions, the soccer team finished an undefeated season by beating Army, and the football won the Eastern Intercollegiate Championship by defeating the Cadets in their own back yard. " N " -stars and all-Americans were plentiful. Those of us who weren ' t fortunate enough to make varsity teams found plenty to keep us in shape. Inter-company and inter-battalion sports flourished like their varsity big brothers. Everyone found something to do, and when a man is busy, he is happy. Those who weren ' t happy qualified for the exercise squad. The Ban football games were hotly contested before small crowds of plehes. Wt didn ' t strain many muscles at morning exercises. Our plebes kept the range clocks set, but they turned all too slowly Those eleven dollars eased financial strain our loftier station imposed. OK aidnai:ion just around the corner. There were all sorts of athletic events, company, battalion and varsity, to keep us busy during the winter term, but the greatest sport of all was shopping for those graduation outfits. From the time we returned from Christmas leave the shops along " Robber ' s Row " were packed with all shapes and sizes of first class men trying on caps, raincoats, greys, and the like, and they stayed that way right up until time to graduate. The shops weren ' t the only indications of impending graduation. Never was there so much talk about the various types of ship; which coast was the best duty; whether we would have six or eight weeks in Jacksonville, and so on into the night. Yes, graduation was just around the corner. Every door had its little calendar showing the days, even the hours, until the caps went up and we went out. The fleet meant long hours of hard work with little sleep, and we knew it — but every man had a case of the old " hardly-can-waits. " On weekday afternoons we went shopping for graduation outfits. 410 wintry weather made us look Jorward even more to the warmth oj June. The luxuries oj first class year were typ ed by our existence in the Mess Hall. The social calemdar was well filled during the winter months. Such events as hops, in- formals, basketball games, wrestling matches, gym and swimming meets crowded the days. Our weekends started right after noon meal formation Saturday and rarely let up before chow time on Sunday. Trips to Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and even New York gave us enough to talk about until it was time to go again in the spring. Then, when there was an occasional letup in the entertainment schedule, we tried to find time to " accomplish " something, such as correcting Navy Regs, indexing our Nautical Al- manacs, making out budgets for an ensign ' s pay, and myriads of minor items. These " accomplishments " urges were more often than not vetoed in favor of a bridge game, or a good book, or even a plain old bull session. We moaned continually about how much work we had to do, and how difficult first class year was, while we did nothing to make it easier. Oh, well, it was lots more fun to write a letter to the O. A. O. than to study the next day ' s juice assignment anyway. Fred Waring ' s show in Dahlgren Hall was one of the high points oj the winter term. 411 ■jp H at Iht « ri l«l ' « ■• M ll A(. ' f " V aii 0iKi(r llif tn! " " t " " " " f Xhf Cli»« of J inrf»«n «it !ltr!( .irly Jilif nintittn knn t tatiii-tovT Graduation announcements were mailed to friends and relations. We marched jubilantly back from our last exam singing " NO MO ' RIVERS. " Sloiwl our Academy careers drew to a close. Graduation was drawing nigh; we talked and thought of little else. Confidential lockers, suitcases, closets, shelves — all available places were stowed with new outfits. Here and there a grey coat peeked out of a locker, and its owner did extra duty for a couple of days, but on the whole the Executive Department came in second best in that final game of " Cops and Robbers. " Spring sports were fun to watch, hut they played second fiddle to the various " little things " that manage to keep an embryo-ensign so very busy. This was war, and we had to hurry out to get at least a small share of it for ourselves. Ship assignments were posted and we sympathized with those who drew the Arky. " WlctOI ' l as oars as the final river was crossed. With academics a thing of the past, and a com- mission in Uncle Sam ' s navy just a week off, we got down to the serious business of enjoying our last June Week. Packing cruise boxes, turning in confidential pub- lications, and practicing for graduation exercises were among some of the rather unwelcome additions to our already crowded schedule, but we managed to bear up under the strain. Now that we were about to leave it was hard to realize that we had spent three whole years in the little village on the Severn — but harder to remem- ber when we knew anything else. Annapolis, farewell. Our feelings and imaginations ran riot at our last formation. We ended our Academy careers as we began them by filling out a sheaf of forms. f ' - - ' ' ' We packed our cruise boxes for the last time and broke up " house keeping " after three long years. «« T 414 ACTIVITIE ML ■ f lot long after we " became midsMpmen we " became aware that the dullness of tie crowded academic routine could make existence here un " believa " bly drah. To help " balance our lives as midshipmen, we knew it would " be necessary to seek diversion in other interests. Guided hy our neatly outlined Plebe " bihles, we found many activities to supplement our academics, awaiting attention. Using the foreign languages so assiduously honed in Luce Hall in informal conversation, we made Dago a hohby, not a chore. " We took pictures, investigated the curiosities of radio, sang and played every kind of music from jive to s3rmphony. The old maxim " learn " by doing " assumed its full meaning as we became proficient yachtsmen, juioe gang savoirs, and accomplished model craftsmen. Learning to organize by leading, we published two magazines in our spare time, and edited and compiled this LUCE7 BAG. By escorting visitirg teams around the Yard every weekend, we developed our personalities and broadened our friendships. The well spent leisure hours, as few as they were, eased the strain and tension of our disciplined routine; they trained us, gave us confidence, will make us better, well-rounded officers. jK II i It NINETEEN FORTY-FIVE LUCKY BAG Cbroaicler of the lOOCIi Class Many events and incidents must be gathered to make up a class history. The Class of 1945 selected Thomas W. Johnston to see that its history was recorded and Robert A. Eidson to see t hat we could afford to record it. Johnston picked a handful of men, and together they decided what they wanted in our Lucky Bag, and how it should be organized to include as much of the color of the Naval Academy as possible. We were to graduate during the Academy ' s one hundredth year, and the editors had a fine theme about which to build a year book. General ideas are easy enough to seize upon, but the details of an original and fitting composition, and the expression of those ideas takes work. All the available material was collected and laid out; it was then divided and assembled again in more detail before the actual work of recording began. But this was only a part of the necessary groundwork. Representatives from Jahn and Oilier worked over our layouts with us, advising the staff on the possibility of putting our ideas into printable form. The advertising staff began a series of correspondence and meetings with prospective endorsers. The business department made contracts with our printers. The Leo Hart Co., and, in con- junction with the advertising staff, commenced the task of balancing profits and losses. Commander Weimer and Lieutenant Commander Oseth were on hand to help us and advise us in getting our Lucky Bag to a point where it could stand on its own feet. There was enough form to our annual now that we could give it to the section editors to begin the more detailed work. Editors of the LUCKY BAG, the nucleus from which the yearbook grew. Editor Johnston breaks out the red pencil; there ' s more copy to he checked. Lewis was charged with the Academic Section. Peyton recorded the three year history of our class. Polhemus handled the various clubs and organizations in the Activities Section. Liick IBasI beslaa prodnction The Company representatives provided Company his- tories, scheduled pictures, and checked biographies for Sorenson ' s biography department. Joe SchifF ' s studio was busy all Fall taking pictures of the first class. Nine hundred biographies had to be checked to see that they were poignant enough to characterize the men and do more than flatter them. Jim Strand and his staff began their continuous task of covering sports events and getting action pictures. Our local sport writers had their chance to make a permanent record of an outstanding football team. The sports writers were faced with the perennial problem of writing up the spring sports in time to make the final deadline. And, the deadline came before the opening of the season for several sports. We made a record of our class history. . . the meta- morphosis of a midshipman. The care-free life as a plebe, the class crest, an anxious youngster year crowned by June Week, our class ring, the ring dance, and maybe Beierl found hidden glamour in the build- ings and the grounds for the Yard Section. Lt. Comdr. Oseth brought the LUCKY BAG to its conclusion. 420 Business Manager EUson eund that money matters meant headaches. The Business Staff worried about budgets and contracts. Bush and bis Advertising Staff us out on the right side of the a fiancee. It was a story that had unfolded itself quickly, so quickly that we weren ' t quite certain of all the steps and processes it had included. We were already first class and the time would soon come when it was all over. Maybe we had missed much of it. During the time the various sections of the Lucky Bag were taking form, the business staff was coordinating the demands of the authors with those of our engravers, printers, professional photog- raphers, and supply companies. Unforeseen difficulties and problems had to be faced, and the business staff " became guardian of each problem child. Ace Lewis inter- viewed the Academic Department and had pictures taken of the instructors for our academic section. We grouped all the clubs and organizations in the extra- curricular section — everything from the Chess Club to the Sail- ing Club. Bill Polhemus arranged them all in such order as there was and recorded the part each played in Annapolis routine. This being the Academy ' s centennial, we indulged in a history section. With a hundred years behind us, we had history on a grand scale. The Battalion Representatives had a big job supervising the Biography Section. brought ledger. The Circulation Staff, under the management of Bradley, worked when everyone else was through. Commander Weimer supervised the LUCKY BAG in the Jormative period. 421 The staff responsible for produc- ing the history of the Academy. Oreat credit must be given to the midshipmen of the photographic staff. The photographers were always at hand to take pictures for our chronicle when something happened. Though we had able, professional photographers, the Lucky Bag would have been missing many of its pictures had not Bob Steele and his staff been working from the time this Lucky Bag was con- ceived until the last pictures went to the engravers. The engraving staff kept a steady flow of photographs going to the engravers to be made into copper, and dressed the photographs to fit the required spaces in the dummies. The printing staff did a similar job of checking copy and fitting it to our plans. The circula- tion staff had plenty of work to distribute the " Bag. " Humes saw that we had the copy for our annual. Steele and his photography staff aided Josef Schiff in taking the pictures we printed in the LUCKY BAG. Whetton was in charge of the plates and cuts. All !■ Wednemlay afternoini ira.i Log make-up day anil the Staff rushed to meet the deadline and evening meal formation. Eklitor Staff published a successful Log, THE LOG provides os -with the haunor aod the menu ' s Harvard has its Lampoon, the University of Cali- fornia, its Pelican, and Northwestern, its Purple Parrot, but the Regiment of Midshipmen is willing to pit its ace humor publication, the Log, against any other college magazine in the country. Every two weeks, on Friday afternoon, the Log is delivered to midship- men ' s rooms; by nightfall it has been devoured from cover to cover by the humor-hungry inmates of Bancroft Hall. Its jokes are guaranteed to bring a hearty guffaw from even the most straight-laced non-humor man. Commander Dexter advised Editor-in-Chief Allan Slaff and his associates, and their collaboration always turned out a commendable publication. The problems of circulation, advertising, and management, never a small item in work of this nature, were handled in a manner that reflects credit to the editor and his staff. Each Log issue featured a complete coverage of Navy ' I 423 I: Digging inic joke books and other magazines for hog humor was Steve McClinlic ' s job. sjxjrts. Boasting a crackerjack battery of sports writers, among whom were Kern, Rowen, Rose, and Kelley, sports editor Baldwin kept the Regiment well informed on all the details of Regimental and collegiate sports. Photo Editor J. M. Snyder faced the tremendous task of supplying more pictures for this year ' s Log than any previous editor, due to the trend toward greater pictorial coverage in modern jjeriodicals. He and his staff, how- ever, more than cairried the burden. Running neck and neck with the joke department in fKjpularity vi2 undoubtedly the cartoon section under the direction of Jack Kalina. With contributions from such ace cartoonists as Roop, Schwartz, X. X. " Virg Partch " " Migool " , and R. W. Anderson, Kalina and his staff always turned out an issue loaded with fine drawings. The Midshipmen are never completely away from Navy information. Every issue contains a number of articles of useful information which every officer and Midshipman should know. The purpose of these articles is to convey general knowledge about the U. S. Navy; they cover every tyjie of naval craft from battleships to P-T ' s. The job of selecting, rewriting, and organizing all of these articles falls upon the professional staff. Gossip by Salty Sam, short stories, a music column, Midshipman polls and various and sundry other topics Sorting through a week ' s collection of shots is Photo Editor Snyder, The Sport Staff gathers around Editor Baldwin jor a tete-a-tete. UL OM FITTINQS ARC QOOD NUMtCRS Officer Representatift CtmJr. Dexter checks »ver Log co urilh AlUn Staff ' s help. Cartoons beat vitamin pills or that down-in- tbe-dumps Jeeling, claims Art Editor Kalina. found space in the Log, and proved to be interesting reading. All in all, for jokes, light reading, and straight dope on events at the Academy, the Log was unbeatable. But the Log labored under difficulties that are ordi- narily unknown to most college magazines. There is absolutely no time in the daily routine that is not occu- pied. The men who make our Log took the time in bits from their studies and shorted other activities for the benefit of the magazine. There weren ' t very many men who could make the exchange or could feel the lure of printers ink above the other urges. And then they catered to a very specialized audience, the Regiment. This reader demanded technical information, and he had developed tastes which were at variance with the rest of the country in many resjjects. It was a tough problem to please such a reader as well as the others who would read the Log. Just where to draw the divid- ing line in readers was a problem that presented itself with every new joke and every new story. The Log has its " columnists " too. 425 An able Editorial Staff aids Editor McCool. Two masters of the flashbulb are Photo Editors Steele and Bancroft, THE THIDENT professiom- al pabllcation of the reslimeat After surviving June Week, the new Trident staff set to work. Many long and furious discussions went on as to what would go where, if and when it was available. At first, a lack of material was the major problem for the staff, but after the members had put in hours of work, the material started coming in. Now the question was whether or not the work measured up to the high standards of the Trident. Dick McCool, as editor, was the man most concerned. Under his guidance the staff settled for the best. Putting the whole thing together was quickly completed. While the literary end of things went its way. Bob Steele was in charge of getting the pictures. A shot here and there of the different events meant hard work, but he got them all and did a fine job. The photography section of every issue is strictly frame-inviting. Jim Whetton, charged with the business department, had his own worries. The printers wanted one thing, and the staff another, but Jim was the fellow who coordinated the two. His job, one of the most difficult, never seemed to be too much for him. The Trident, like our other publications, gave the men who worked on it extra-instruction in planning and organization. Though it may not appear to be a very frightening task, that of starting a publication as nothing more than a vague idea and weaving it into something with form and appeal takes a variety of abili- ties that can have their applications in any field. Hills, statements, and dollar signs haunt the dreams of Business Manager Whetton and his associates. 426 IB DECEMBER, 1944 Led by Kalina and his cartoons, the Trident Calendar Staff turned out a class A calendar. Trident Calendar The standard fixture on every desk, a Trident Calendar, was the particular worry of this year of Editor Jack KaHna. The work of the drawing-cartooning triumvirate of Kalina, Shafer, and Schultz went to press under the monetary supervision of Fuselier and his business staff. Over fifty cartoons had to be selected and an appropriate quotation chosen for each week of the year. We must express a quiet admiration for the men who could see something fit to print about the third week of March. Ifteef K oints The job of the staff of the 1944 Reef Points was larger this year than ever before. Each year, as the Naval Academy and the Naval Service grow older, there are more traditions and history that the fledgling plebe must know. Deciding just what a plebe should learn about the Navy during his first year is a job in itself — compiling this pertinent information makes it a king size task. But when this year ' s finished " Plebe Bible " went to the presses it contained everything — and more. The finished article is a meaty, concise history of the Naval Academy, its stately halls and historic monu- ments, athletics and recreational facilities, plus a lot of good solid facts and figures about the Navy that might escape a fourth classman ' s notice— All this was bound up in a neat leather covering and proudly presented to each entering member of the class of ' 47— his guiding light for the year to come, the 1944 Reef Points. To assure the class of ' 48 a successftd pUbe year. Editor O ' Brien and the Reef Points Staff worked long and hard. All - - ' 1 ] 4 II JUNE WEEK re«cl.«a a fit. tinsi cliioax in tlie f areiprell ball It may have been hectic and warm but it was also spring, there was dance music, and every Midshipman had a faraway look in his eye. This was the eve of a great day, and it was the night of the Farewell Ball. Some of us looked forward to leave, some to cruise, some to finally becoming the top dogs of the Regiment. There was a confusion of ideas about what the morning would really bring, but the anticipation made the hop all the more entrancing. The Farewell Ball Committee planned the year ' s most crowded hop. 428 THE CLASS RING off the cittfltfl off I94!l A»iStn« iuvc The class ring is among the most coveted possessions of the Naval Academy graduate; it links him always with the Naval service and with the Academy. The entire class voted on the several designs the ring com- mittee offered us — and the choice was an important one. Soon we were selecting stones and finishes for our rings and miniatures — if we ordered them. With the passing of the months we worried about deliveries — then in June came the moment for which we had been waiting, the Ring Dance and the privilege to wear our class ring. The rinst committee did more than make the designs and select and submit the best ones; they had to worry about such things as the strength and durability of the ring, and wage a strug- gle against a shortage of materials, jewels, and stone cut- ters. It was only through the farsightedness of James Hamburg and his committee that the rings got to us by the beginning of first class year. Our hosts and hostesses for the Ring Dance. Responsibility for the design and production of over 900 rings ums shouldered by the Class Ring Committee. M The regular hop committee, lead by Manherz, arranged a hop for every other iveekend. Hop coiomittee Annapolis hops left a deep impression on drags and outsiders. Although we ceased to be quite so impressed, the soft lights and sweet music helped to give us a lift that carried us through the next week of academics. Jack Manherz an d his committee gave us a hop at least twice a month. The Ring Dance Committee arranged for the most elaborate hop of the year. Photographers were on hand to record one of the most eventful evenings of our lives, that of the Ring Dance. THE mm DANCE hiStli- Itsiliteil yonnsister JIame HV eek. The End of a perfect week, the most elaborate event of a Midshipman ' s career; the occasion for the acceptance of the graduates ' most treasured possession; the Ring Dance. It was an occasion that ranked with graduation. We were marking the point where the Academy really became a part of us, and it first bore our mark. Many of us were marking more than that though when we slipped the miniature on her finger. But there was such a panorama about us that few if any were very aware of the milestone, there was too much crowded into a few hours for us to be very occupied with such things. Soft spring air and a dance band were pretty distracting. We dined in the messhall, and we walked to a wonder- land of atmosphere — a beautifully decorated ballroom, in the background a giant ring through which we passed and sealed the meaning of our tradition with a kiss. The music was soft and we were strangely excited, for the setting cut us off " from thoughts of war and agenda. There was nothing but laughter and a feeling of com- plete happiness. The years can never erase the signifi- cance of our class rings, nor the charm of the night we took them. 430 The Clatn Crest Committee designed what umuld amount to our fraternity pin. Class Crest Comniittee Taste in jewelry ru ns within wide limits, and catering to the tastes of a thousand midshipmen is no easy matter. The class crest committee produced the design later used on our rings, worn first in pin form by our girls. Tedious hours spent in designing and selecting were not wasted. Once the designing was done and the class had selected its choice, the work of the ring committee was just begun. There was still the problem of getting the crest in pro- duction and straightening out all the difficulties that accompany jewelry in time of war. The ring committee not only designed our class crest, but saw to it that all demands were supplied. Class Offfieers The class stood together on most of the major issues and the problem of selecting capable representa- tives was merely a question of choosing the best. When privileges were desired or when lines had been overstepped, it was the duty of our officers to act as suppliants or scapegoats. Theirs was a thankless task, and their best efforts were often met coldly at both ends of the liaison. Bob Williams, president, and the other class officers served us well for two years. The ChriMmas Card Committee, with John Hill as Chairman, vjas charged with expressing the season ' s greetings for the Regiment. diristmas Card Cooimiittoe Anyone who looked into the reception room on a fall evening could find the Christmas Card Committee sketching and composing, and more often than not fretting over some nearly appropriate design. The mak- ing of a Christmas Card to suit the myriad places and persons that receive our cards each year is a task which demands good taste. After debating and refusing hun- dreds of varieties of Merry Christmases and Happy New Years, they settled on a plain folded card. The cover showed a branch of holly and the Academy Seal ; the inside was a painting of the Regiment marching to Chapel on a winter night; the greeting was a simple yet expressive " Season ' s Greetings. " The final result was the sincere " Merry Christmas " of the regiment. €(narterdeck. Society Most of us plain " arguers " succeed in convincing only ourselves, whereas the debaters manage to convince all to their way of thinking. In spite of the fact that the majority belong to the former, there were a number of us who could be very convincing proponents of any ■ cause. Bill Kinnaman ' s debating team went undefeated throughout the year in a round of intercollegiate debates. The Quarterdeck Society represented us in intercollegi- ate debates as an alert, thoughtful group of men. The Quarterdeck Society, this year headed by Kinnaman, was our debating group. 432 Smith and the Uerfption CommUtre vtre the himlii to niaiiji rinilitiij traniH and Cflrhritira. ■deception Committee Acting as hosts for the regiment, the reception com- mittee had the pleasant task of seeing that visiting teams, celebrities, and entertainers were made at home. The character of the committee ' s work varied widely; when the guests included stars like Donna Dae, playing host looked like interesting work. Not all of the work was equally glamorous. The reception committee planned the meals of the guests, made the necessary arrangements for their lodging, and acted as guides in the yard, point- ing out this or that point of interest for the thousandth time. Smitty and his men did much planning and pre- paring that went unnoticed by the regiment, but it is the Reception Committee that establishes our reputation as a good host. Press detail Navy furnished its press boxes with something which resembled talking score cards. The press detail spotted for radio broadcasters and gave them names and numbers for every play in the game. Members of the press detail worked with reporters on their play by play accounts of a football team that the whole nation grew to know by the end of the season. Neuendorffer and his gang played an important role in keeping the news world straight on a team ' we didn ' t want misrepresented. The Press Detail represented the Academy in the conference press boxes. ' 433 I stimulated ao iuterest io fforeigin laaatuag es The Foreign Language Clubs serve the double purpose of affording more than a classroom acquaintance with the language and people of foreign lands and giving the members an opportunity to practice expressing them- selves in a new tongue. A foreign language, as taught at the Naval Academy, is designed for practical use, and it is essential that men who expect to speak it have more than a mere knowledge of syntax. Each club meets once a week to hear speakers, hold open forums, or to see moving pictures and skits presented in the style and language of another country. High flown as the purpose of the clubs may sound, the gatherings are simple and informal and serve in their designed role inconspicu- ously and pleasantly. The understanding of the several nations thus afforded may soon be put to good use. Japanese 434 stamp C:inl» The philatelist is a quiet soul. You do not meet him on the street or hear him talk of his fetish in any gathering. He works alone and loves it. There is a sensation in the knowledge that he has a rarity in his collection, however small. The taste for it is cultivated but sincere, and many of us whiled away our hours pasting and swapping our treasured stamps. You have to be a stamp collector in good standing to appreciate the significance of stamps and the thrill there is in finding a rare issue. Soumd Oaoft This year the sound gang was unusually active with weekly classical concerts and occasional jive at evening mess. In the spring, the sound gang broadcasted concerts of light classical music in Smoke Park. The movie gang, co-organization of the sound unit, managed to squeeze many interesting pictures into our busy evenings. For example, they showed the movies of the Army-Navy football game played this year at West Point. Rare insue)! and water marks are common talk in the Stamp Club. ■Cadio Club Since the beginning of the war the radio club has been silent, but it has not been inactive. These men who build and design their own sets attended the club lectures concerning advanced applications of radio in the war. Each discovered that the radio club could offer as much radio as the human system could stand. For those who had a basic understanding of radio, the radio club meet- ings served to keep them posted on the recent develop- ments in radio that were being used in the Navy and were playing such an important part in the war. We could no longer broadcast, but certainly interest in radio did not wane. Under Dick Jortberg ' g leader- ship the Sound Gang gave us concerts of recorded music. Tubes and condensers and short trave from South America— the Radio Club. CZhoss Club Chess is the classic game of skill. Wellington said " The chessplayers are the leaders of men. " On sixty four squares the solution of history ' s military fundamentals are taught and practiced. The men who have played chess will find their time well spent. We could hardly contend that any momentous tactical plans were devel- oped in the rapid transit games we had on occasional evenings, but we did learn something in planning and strategy, and we learned it in a very pleasant and amusing manner. The Model Club members found tools and equipment in their club room more than adequate. The Chess Club ran exhibition matches during the evening. HSodeliug dab The model club workshop is a modeler ' s dream, with its saws, chisels, and other devices necessary to make what the imagination desires. The modelers have turned out airplanes, ships, and a multitude of gadgets in wood and metal. Commander Miller saw that there was an abundance of workable material and all the tools of the trade. Modeling did not afford a more profound knowledge of the Navy, but it did afford a chance to relax and occupy the mind with something less trying than studies. The club room was used for turning out every manner of device from model destroyers to cigar humidors and radio cabinets. Hflattaematics Club Mathematics was, for most of us, one of the less desirj able features of our life. The mathematics club, however was a determined group that managed to discover the interesting and vital parts of math that were not found in text books. The math club was made up of men whose knowledge of the subject exceeded ours; we re- membered the subject only until the last exam. President Phil Shutt was a true master of figures and the natural selection for leader of the erudite organization. An in- structor from the department of Mathematics usually lectured at the club gatherings. There was plenty to learn about mathematics that there was not time enough to learn in the classroom, and nothing could be more indu- cive to systematized reasoning than a good foundation in mathematics. The Math Club received instructions in the more involved mathematics. 436 Photographers sit for a picture. Trident Society The literary elite of the Naval Academy are the members of the Trident Society. They coordinate the work of our publications, the Art Club, the Stamp Club, the Photo- graphic Club, and the Quarterdeck Society. The three men in the group were elected from the ten organizations they supervised. The supervision was subtle in nature and only made itself obvious when one of the subsidiary organizations was in trouble. The Trident Society served primarily as a literary representative of the Regiment. J wrt Club Aspiring artists will always talk about that picture they are going to paint some day. The Art Club offers all the facilities the artists might demand, but usually Jack Kalina finds a more practical application for their work. From the Art Club has come the greater portion of the drawings and paintings published in the Trident Cal- endar, the Log, the Lucky Bag, and the Trident Mag- azine. Without the Art Club, the publications, the crest committee, the ring committee, and the Christmas Card Committee would be seriously handicapped. The Art Club checks over their pic- tures before sending them to the WG. 437 Plioto Club Amateur photography is recovering from the slump it hit in the candid camera craze, and the pictures that Bob Steele and the photo club have put up for insp ection show very little of the amateur touch. Not all photog- raphy has the glamour of the roving cameraman, for one good picture requires an hour ' s tedious work in the dark room. The photo club is for two groups, those members who use the club ' s dark room facilities for developing and printing their own pictures, and the men who work on the photography staffs of our publications. The Trident Society, coordinator of all Academy publications. JN A 1U provided the s ' lDSf for the resiiioemt The last year brought an NA-10 reincarnate from the days of Swampy Clements, only better. New arrange- ments, new tunes, and, most important, new talent went to make up a hep outfit. Nick Burde proved himself a genius at the keys, and even Benny Goodman thought Leecraft an able addition to his band. The innovation of inviting the Regiment to Wednesday evening per- formances seemed to break the week in half, and the number of reports for whistling in the hall was far out- done by the kick we got out of keeping up with the song sheets. There are few men who can refrain from some reaction to a strong steady rhythm, and this year brought more interest in music and dancing than ever before. Every week we gathered in Smoke Hall to hear the NA-10 play our favorite numbers. WM — i ; 1 ,.i Thr (llee Cluh helped to lift the Mnxiral Club nhtiw to fame. Olee Clnb Although transportation difficulties restric- ted concert trips, the Glee Club remained popular because it is difficult to restrict the masculine urge to sing. The Musical Club Show was the main performance of the Glee Club; Lieutenant Commander Clay Boland met with the Glee Club during the winter months to coach it in the presentations of his own scores. Throughout the rest of the year gatherings of the Glee Club were something of a song fest under the supervision of Griest and the club ' s officer representative, Lieu- tenant Commander Fleck. Symphoaic Orchestra The jive hounds can rant and rave all they want to about their hot platters and solid senders, but when a man wants to think, he ' ll find a melody that tells a story, without the annoyance of words. That is what classical music is, a transmission of a story by tones and combina- tions; and its appreciation is the unconscious reception of these stories. It takes you wherever you want to go, and the power of it has raised a thrill from all men who try to understand it. Mandolia Club The Mandolin Club went on exhibition only once dur- ing the year and the rest of the time they spent playing for their own amusement. Theirs was yet another kind of music and their Hawaiian, Spanish, and cowboy ballads completed our musical cycle. The orchestra practices hard, is seldom heard. .U the drop of a hat the Mandolin Club will give out with the latest style in music. 439 Greenwood and Charlie were a highlight of the show. MASQUEHADEHS present 66 ■Bistinglnislied Oatheringi - Once each year the glimmer of footlights gains ascen- dency at the Naval Academy and the Masqueraders take the limelight. Every afternoon for weeks the cast goes through its rehearsals, interpreting and adapting, smoothing out the fine details that give life and reality to a production. Professor Pease chooses the cast and directs the play. First-night comes, and with it the acid test. From the paper of the script must come a flesh and blood story that is alive and real to the audience — a difficult task. In spite of the natural handicaps and re- strictions placed upon them, the Masqueraders gave us a commendable performance. Besides those who play their role in front of the foot- lights, there are others who work as arduously and adroitly as the performers but reap little of the glory. The juice gang works mysteriously with volts and wires, They stilt knew the minuet. This time the Juice Gang is in the spot and not behind it. As the Matqueraden can testify, practice makes perfect. rigging the lights and signs that have grown to be neces- sary to the modern play. The costumes, the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the bric-a-brac on the mantle — each of the gadgets on the stage has been collected from the stores of the property gang. And finally the stage gang that creates the scene and then spends five minutes between acts to destroy it and build an entirely new one — all these groups work in accord to bring to the audience two hours of fun and relaxation. The Stage Gang is another of those behind-the-scenes organizations. To add color and realism to stage shows is the job of the Property Gang. 441 NAVY SPIHIT r„ « .• a Friday misllit cresceodo Among our most vivid memories of Academy days will always be the Friday evenings before football games. As we marched down to the mess hall cheering in cadence, the smoldering fires of regimental spirit broke into flame and the mess hall resounded to the cheers of the Regiment. Cheerleaders and plebes led the cheers with a fervor unexcelled anywhere. After evening meal the regiment gathered in Tecumseh Court for the colorful pep rally. The efforts of the cheer- leaders and pep committee prevented the rallies from becoming stereotyped, and the result was a spirited send- off for the team and a lot of laughs for all hands. A typical pep rally would include fight talks from the coach, the team captain, several other players, the Superintendent, the Commandant, or perhaps an officer of the Executive Department. Then there would be a comic skit, usually a parody on Academy life character- izing one of our officers — all in the spirit of good fun. Music was supplied by the Naval Academy Band, and the cheerleaders led us in more cheering. At the end of the pep rally the band struck a note, all hands faced towards the band with caps over hearts, and proudly sang " Navy Blue and Gold. " After the singing of our alma mater, a cloud of caps filled the air and the familiar cheer " Beat Army " resounded through Tecumseh Court. Few will forget those pep rallies on the cool fall evenings. We were backing a fine football team. Mister, let ' s have a preview of tomorrow ' s game! It ' s the night before victor; number five and the regiment turns out for some fighting yells. - v? V and we were proud of Sprinkle, Whitmire, Hume, Ham- berg, Brown, Chase, Martin, Sullivan, Nelson, Channell, Jenkins, and all of the guys. The Naval Academy is known throughout the country by its football team more than by any other means. We liked being well repre- sented. In return, every man in the Regiment was behind the team, and it was a hard combination to beat. It was this spirit that fused the Regiment into a united body and gave the different classes a common tie. The Navy team won many a close game because of the knowledge that the Regiment was behind its team to a man. The class of 1945 heard the Japanese bell pro- claiming the defeat of Army during each of its three years at the Academy. But in spite of the keen rivalry, the Army-Navy game did more to bring us closer to the sister service than any other one thing. No punches were pulled on the gridiron, but when it was all over, there was a spirit of mutual admiration and respect. With every man behind the team we cannot lote. Youngsters carry the Japanese Bell to the Rotunda steps to begin the victory toll. 443 !■ WE SAILED thc% bounclinst We who have sailed are lucky, for we know the power of the sea, and we know the joy of its friendship. Some of us found new thrill in the smell of a freshening breeze; some, older by cxjx-rience, just relaxed and thought of cruises on Narragansctt Bay and Lake Erie. But we all found a fellowship and pride that we can never lose. The texts, and the sports, and the hops, or the blast of reveille and marches to class, all make a balanced military diet, but they are forgotten once a Nor ' easter takes charge. There is no romance in routine, and the only compensation we found was in the wishful thinking we did as we cast off and put out into the channel. One day we hoped we ' d make a trip around the world in our own schooner. The sound of words like Madagas- car and Tongatabu were calls to adventure. The call of the sea lies in the beauty of her ships and the clean open air, in the feel of a rising wind, and the confidence that your ship will ride out the storm. But knowledge of the sea, without the love of it, is hypocrisy, and this love is fostered only by experience. The sea is nature ' s most vindictive warrior, and yet, to meet her fairly is irresistible. The many-voiced organ WllAir JJm serwicos m ere held «wer;y iweekL for tho regltmeot Each Sunday we marched to Chapel as the band played " Onward Christian Soldiers. " This had been just an- other hymn, but now it seemed more. As we entered the Chapel, the blue windows of the nave and transcepts filtered out all that was materialistic and worldly, and the services opened our hearts and our minds as Chaplain Thomas gave us food for thought. The burden of routine and constant study was relieved for an hour or so, and the nearness of God was more evident, because we had brothers and friends who were in his hands facing the enemy. Our prayers were simple and heartfelt. Chapel service over, the Second and Fourth Battalions march off. 446 f -J« . ■ji. " It ' s Sunday night and time for NACA. The NACA Council chooses the evening programs. On aUernate Sunday evenings the Newman Club officers present significant programs. M. J%.m Christiao ssoclatioo From the first Sunday in each academic year until the last Sunday before June Week, the Naval Academy Christian Association is on the job, providing multifari- ous entertainment to the Regiment every other Sunday night, supplying magazines to Smoke Hall, and keeping the patients of the hospital equipped with reading material. Directing the affairs of this popular organiza- tion, which claims almost every midshipman as a mem- ber, is the N. A. C. A. council, composed of Chaplain Thomas, who guides and vitalizes every meeting, and seven midshipmen from all classes. Its meetings feature programs ranging from pianists, singers, and harpists to hypnotists, war heroes, and professional lecturers. A comforting relief from the maddening rush of academic life is provided every other Sunday night in Memorial Hall when the Newman Club gathers. There, in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, some of the outstanding Catholic priests and educators in the country speak to several hundred interested midshipmen. Although this organiza- tion was created for Catholic midshipmen, it attracts those of all faiths, for the subjects discussed are of inter- est to all. The influence of religion on the lives of us is undeniable, and it has taken on a newer significance in these times of war. The men who speak here realize this and make an eff " ort to clarify all phases of religion and to instill a finer spirit in each listener. The popularity of the Newman Club has grown steadily through the years, and the fine spirit and keen interest shown by the in- creasingly large audiences is an indication of the infiu- ence that it will continue to have in years to come. 448 ATHLE wm IHre a: are given the gauntlet of crises to " be met and equaled, of zero hours to he waited out, of melees to he fought with a fury unknown to other generations. We must have the endurance, the will to run this gauntlet, the power to fight to a victory in which all hitterness is exhausted in the past. Such is our privilege — an opportunity to prove ourselves worthy of the hlessings of free life and to assure them for our children. Such is our solemn trust — the necessity of demonstrating that democracy ' s heritage of free minds and strong todies has not failed and will not weaken in the future. The grim image of total war stands always hefore us reminding that time is short and demanding, that even our hours of play he preparation for what lies ahead. No longer an arena of sport, the gridiron is now a training field for a " bigger ]oh. The locker rooms are ready rooms; the quarter is a campaign; the off-tackle plunge, an attack; the touchdown, a hattle ' s reward. We are learning to fight, now to the final whistle, later to the last shot. i it -y. % ... 4. » - mm s " e € ■ ggfy ' ' » w ' ' ' » » f w y i ' ■ ■ 7? " 60 19 iV Ri .85 .60 2 ' 80- S7 56-504.62 . 74 78- » s49 ■ ' ' " ' 54 ' v IB ' .22 s 32 26 20 -88-. 37- 84 33 ' 4C. " 4S e9 . 31 .- 3F- f 1 ' The Team — 1st ROW — Capt. Whelchel, Head Coach; Hamberg, Shepard, Gay, Crawley, Hume, Nelson, Anania, Channell, Captain; Giorgis, La Lande, Sullivan, Maxson, Johnson, Dale, Dwyer, Lawrence, Eidson, Manager. 2nd ROW — Chase, Coppedge, B. Martin, Walton, Staubitz, Guy, Shofner, Brown, Dietzen, Baker, Gillerist, J. Martin, Cordell, Gillooly, deGanahl. 3rd JOJF— Radiek, Bandish, Hansen, Gilliam, Wilhelm, Brightman, Steves, Esmiol, Wendt, Johnston, Strong, Stephenson. Ji-th ROW — Hardy, De Angelis, Bramlett, Barron, Finos, Lord, Pearce, Sevier, Haak, Brimm, Smith, Elliot, Flanagan. The Manager — Bob Eidson FOOTBALL: team v ' ork. aad po rer On a day that only early autumn can produce, when a cloudless sky mirrors a bright, hot sun, the team first appears in its brilliant blues and golds. The stands of Thompson Stadium are crowded, and the Navy Juniors in the west bleachers are loosing their high pitched screams of support. The whistle blows at two sharp and the season is on. This year it started with the North Carolina Pre-Flight game. The result was more than The Captain — Al Channell Hume closes in on Notre Dame Courtesy of Cleveland Press The Couches — Mr. Swartz, Asxt. Line Coach; Mr. Molcsworlli, liackfield Coach; Capt. Whelchel, Head Coach; Lt. Coindr. Miller, Line C ' oocA. ' Lt.Comdr. Scaffe, Anst. Line Coach. just satisfaction, because it showed the way to perhaps an unbeaten season. The Regiment was hoarse, and the team was tired, but the score was 31 to 0. One week later the S. S. Bay Belle, loaded to the gun ' ls with a cheering section 2,000 strong, left Santee Wharf. In four hours she slid up to her pier in Baltimore. Over the brows and into ranks surged the Regiment, cramped and hungry, but eager to take the first of the 9,056 uphill steps to Municipal Stadium. They restrained themselves as best they could as they marched through the streets, but as soon as they hit the stands they began to yell, and they never stopped until the Big Red from the Finger Lakes had Ixjwcd to seven irresistible drives to paydirt. The next opponent was Duke, a fine team, but not fine enough. By driving and slashing, Dukes ' line some- how managed to break through Navy ' s champion for- ward wall and recover a blocked kick in the end zone. The Navy struck back with a vengeance, and Hume and Sullivan bulldozed their way to a leading score of 14-7. With seconds to play, Duke launched an air attack that Our Boy, Hilly, around end againit Penmyhania ( ' iiurtmy uf PhiUJelphU loquirvf Navy pass defeiue clicks against Georgia Tech Courtesy o( Baltimore Newi Post 455 The Goat Keepers — Robeson and Thomas The eager Dukes surround Ben Martin Courtesy of the Baltimore News Post baffled our backs. Duke scored. There was no time left, the win or tie depended on Gantt ' s conversion. Channel! moved back and forth along the line speaking prayerful words of do or die. The conversion was blocked, the Navy line did, and Duke ' s chances for a tie died. Navy retired to their own field for the next game. In the second quarter a thunderstorm blew up out of no- where, and for a few minutes the field was completely obliterated. When it stopped, the field was soaking and so were the teams, but the heat had gone and a wave of spirit as fresh as the rain drove the Penn State eleven back to a final score of 14-6. Georgia Tech, after holding its own for most of t he first half, finally had to settle for a hard fought 14 to Walt Schwartz demonstrates his new Mark I deathlock llamberg grabs 4 yards as Big Brown spots cameraman Courtesy uf Hhilailelpliia liuiuirrr Navy ' s 28. Captain Al Channell, a Pennsylvanian with an eye for a free ball and a murderous determination to bore the biggest oflTensive hole in the enemy ' s line, had led his men to victory after victory and then Notre Dame, but Bertelli, Melo, and Miller, with the luck of the Irish and plenty of good football rolled up a 33-6 score against Navy. The first class and the B-squad went to Philadelphia to watch Penn get trounced. It could have been no other way, because the Captain was playing in his home town, and there was no stopping him. The following week Columbia was thoroughly trampled by a 61-0 score. Victory over Army this year meant more than just a win. It meant the fifth straight for the first time in Army- Wtjound the Iriih plenty rough (■(lurlciiy of llir ( ' IcvrUnd Prrm It ' s Hamberg through the meat grinder Jenkins sprints through Penn for 25 yards Courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer ■ Half the K-dets changed to white cap covers and cheered for the middies Navy football history. It meant a cocksure fighting outfit, and another feather in the cap of every graduate. And it meant the claiming of the Eastern title. No one saw it except those lucky mules, and some people called Cadets. The team left Annapolis with the biggest show of enthusiasm Crabtown had ever seen. The rally outdid itself with magnesium flares and Roman candles. The Regiment would have bet their shirts on the mighty Navy Blue, but there were no takers. The first hint of victory came, when Channell, Chase, Brown, Whitmire, and Martin rode roughshod over every grey uniform in their paths. There was no doubt that the spirit of fighting Bill came in class, aboard an Army Duck Beat West Point! The Army Mule emerged from this destroyer Army ' s night out America was spurring these rugged linemen to fight and never stop. The backs twisted and squirmed out of the arms of Army tacklers. Hamberg and Hume hammered and passed to the Army three yard line, and Jenkins drove it over from there, carrying the Army tackle Stanowitz with him. Early in the fourth quarter " Humbo " Hume launched a new drive to the Army two. Pettit dove over center and made a six point landing; the conversion was blocked, but the game was over. The score was 13-0, and the Army team swallowed hard knowing that they had lost to a better squad. SOCCEH matiomal cbaiapioos When the whistle blew to end the Army-Navy soccer game on Thanksgiving Day, few people saw the victorious Navy captain, Bill Chaires, grab the game ball, dash among the two thousand spectators, and present it to his proud mother. She wasn ' t the only person who was proud of this year ' s great soccer team. Midshipmen, interested alumni, and the ever-loyal " folks " of the players, realized that the whistle had completed one of the most successful, and grueling, seasons in the history of Navy Association Football — un- defeated in seven games — with a season of daily scrimmages stretching from August 5th to November 25th. There can never be enough credit given to a certain little Scotsman, Tommy Taylor, for his splendid job of coaching this 1943 soccer team to the National Championship. His help to every player bore fruit. He was voted " the outstand- ing soccer coach of the year " by the National Soccer Coaches ' Association. Four of his players won national recognition — Captain Bill Chaires, Art Calisto (recently from Peru), goalie Sam Gorsline, and long kicking fullback George Reaves, were named to the All American soccer team. The Captain — All American Bill Chaires Manager Simmelink talks things over with the referee Four months of scrimmage on Lawrence Field put our boys on top 460 Tin mill »f victory lies Johnnie Swank, the dribbling expert, played havoc with enemy team goalr— The early season practice under an August sun did much to discourage the listless candidates, and to season the zealous. The booting practice slowly turned to dribbling and passing. Finally, along with chilly blasts on Lawrence Field came the daily menu of scrimmaging for the twenty-six men retained on the varsity squad. Well, what happened now is recorded as history. But the chapter represented by this season will always be prominent in the annals of Navy athletics. The record speaks for itself — a grand coach and twenty N athletes. Navy Opponent Oct. 13 Duke 7 Oct. 23 Penn. U 3 1 Oct. 27 Lehigh 4 Nov. 6 Penn State 2 2 Nov. 18 Swarthmore 5 1 Nov. 20 Bucknell 7 Nov. 25 Army 3 1 Plebe Calisto — the South American way rat d ftu v«:, N» Lit WH ' Hall. Calisto. Kom. Drake, Niokla-s, .Mien. (Iriffin, Hal.lwin, Banies. ,W fOII ' — Manisek. Hucknell. Stewart. Swank. Ciiach Taylor. Captain Cliaires, SehoelK-rlein. Moiil. DeMayo. Reaves. -Inl l ( » — Conidr. l.oKan. Officer Hrprr- nenlalire: (lorsline, Katon. an- (lerwolk, Piirkral ek. Huniett, Liiescliner, Polk. Rogers, Lt. ( )m lr. Geist, Manager Sini- inelink. CROSS COUNTRY ower hill aadl dale Hampered all season with injuries, three of which hurt the team badly, the gang from Crabtown travelled to New York where they were led by an inspired Captain Walt Barry to place second in the inter-collegiates. But the boys brought back more than a trophy, for on the grueling slopes of Van Cortland Park, seven midshipmen ran away from the Army cadets and defeated Army decisively for the first time since 1940. The grand finale came on Thanksgiving Day. The harriers really brought back the bacon in the form of the Southern Middle Atlantic Cham- pionship, and the National A. A. U. Championship. Navy Opponent Oct. 16 North Carolina 16 44 Oct. 25 Stonewall 27 32 Oct. 30 Duke— Virginia 20 56—59 Nov. 15 Army 22 34 Low score wins Eight laps around officers ' country and the harriers called it a day f ? f ' f f f f f The Captain — youngster Walt Barr « The Teum — Lt. Coindr. Vogeley, Wilson, Brurn- mer, Dudley, Hunter, Captain Barry, Demi).sey, Grimsley, Stevens, Brown, Manager Fallon, Coach Thompson. EASHETBALL «■ hot quint t It was Navy versus Catholic University. " Spook " Elliott topped Scanlon, rival center, on the initial jump, and the ball went to Longneckcr, Navy Captain and star forward. Longnecker passed to McKay on a quick break that failed, and the ball was snapped out to Back standing behind the foul circle. Back got set, shot and 2000 pairs of eyes followed the ball as it arced smoothly toward the basket. It hit the rim, rolled crazily around twice, and dropped through. Navy 2 — Catholic 0. It was an auspicious beginning, a forerunner of things to come. Coach Johnny Wilson ' s first team of Longnecker, Elliott, Litty, McKay, and Back ran up the most impressive record .seen in recent years on the Navy court. Sparked by Elliott, Back, and Howe, Navy downed Catholic 59-41. One week later. Navy lost the first half, and the game, to an experienced North Carolina Pre-Flight team, and an offensive giant named Palmer. Trailing at the half by 33-16, Navy rallied to outscore the galaxy of college all-stars 22-10 in the second half. The initial deficit was too great, however, and, in spite of the offensive play of Longnecker and Back, and the defensive strength of Elliott and Litty, the midshipmen finished the game on the low side of a 45-38 count. The Captain — Kenny Longnecker Thi Tan trounce Hampden-Sydney 1-28 Johnnie Wilson— he kept the team busy 463 II ll Smm Gorsline — in the winter it was basketball The S»Ol l off nav and the blue of Duke clashed at mid-floor and the thrills persisted until the final gun. Behind 22-19 at the half, Duke clung on tena- ciously and, with 50 seconds to go, cut Navy ' s jealously guarded lead to two points. Tension ran like electric current through the packed stands. A sharp pass into the corner found Harner, Duke guard, momentarily in the clear. He shot and, in silence that rang on the eardrums, the ball hit the rim, hung on, and fell off. Seconds later Navy took charge, made a free throw, and then froze the ball to eke out a 45-42 victory. Longnecker and Elliott playing hard, driving basketball, were instrumental in the victory. The entire Navy squad contributed to the defeat of Hampden-Sydney, 51-28. Howe, Carrol, Mayer, Zech, and Duden followed the starting five and continued Navy ' s scoring ways until they were removed in favor of Rahn, Gorsline, McMurray, Bowler, and Ellenbrard. Penn State ' s zone defense crumbled and fell before the barrage of swift, short passes executed by the Navy varsity. Handling the ball smoothly and surely, the Navy team succeeded in controlling the ball inside the Penn State defense and finally in riddling the zone with basket- producing passes. Fast breaks and leisurely set shots characterized the Navy play as the Big Blue team went out in front early and won by 46-26. Longnecker, Back, and McKay paced the Navy scorers for the day. The Navy team was handed a rude scare by the Vill- anova five. Trailing 21-11 at the half, Villanova surged ahead early in the third quarter to tie the count. Navy, casting off its temporary lethargy, then went forward I Ralph Ellenhrand — he learned 464 his ball in Indiana hi now Comilr. Miller. I ' oarh Wil«.n, Lilly. Hack, Caiituin UuiKiH-cker. Mt-Kuy, Klliott, Coiiiilr. Ajjiicw. Jml W H ' Dot- Snyder. KlU-ii- liruiiil, llowc, (iMniliiir, lUtwIcr, Mayer, Maiiayrr Cmisliaw. .ird ItOH ' lUliii. Carroll, Diidcii. McMii rray, Zecli. Ad Back — Var»Uy competUion as a plebe ends his eligibility this year under the impetus of Longncckcr ' s example to finally assure victory by a 35-27 score. West Virginia and Navy clashed in a high scoring duel that saw Navy ' s Longneckcr, Back, Carroll, and Duden outscore West Virginia ' s Allara and Anderson to keep their victory string intact. Navy found the range for a 67 point total; West Virginia fell far short, scoring only 49 points. As this book went to press, a few games still remained on Navy ' s schedule, foremost being the annual tilt with the Cadets. ' 45 has yet to see a Navy victory over Army on the basketball court. May Captain Longnecker ' s men erase this blot from our three year stand on the Severn. Spook Elliott — the tall center with the baffling hook shot Further developments in the Penn Slate game The Captain — Alex Julian The Team — 1st HOW — Uougherty, Close, Hecker, Spangler, Captain Julian, Trautman, Wooten, Watson, Rea. 2nd ROW— Mr. Mang, Lt. Comdr. Oseth, Mr. Ram- macker, Kingsbury, Mouton, Demming, Pitt, Farris, Dunning, Shively, Red, Peace, Lt. Condit, Coach Phillips, Mr. Sazama. 3rd ROW — Moorman, Ran- kin, Gleberman, Davis, Campbell, Sweetman, Dinwiddie, Manager Smith. GYM braiFrn, sirit aod siv ' ace The gym season this year brought forth a new set of rules for Eastern Collegiate teams. The change made team- work foremost instead of the individual. In each event, three men from one team competed against three mem- bers of the opposing team. The judges decided which performance was the best, and that team was awarded one point; therefore, the total score for a meet could not be greater than six to zero. The new system of judging was designed to add more color and spectator interest. This year ' s squad was among the best at the Academy for many years. The gymnasts were ably led by Captain Alex Julian, whom Coach Phillips considered the best side horse man in the country. Other outstanding men were Rankin, Hecker, and Pitt on the rings, Farris and Davis climbing the rope, Spangler and Dunning on the horizontal bar, Watson and Dougherty on the parallels, and tumbler Dinwiddie. The climax of the season was the Eastern Collegiate Championships which were held at the Naval Academy. George Hecker — the rings were his specialty Gene Spangler — expert on the horizontal bar FENCING foil, epee sabre Every afternoon from early fall until late winter, the walls of the fencing loft resounded with the ringing clash of steel and the muffled thud of lunging feet as Navy ' s fencers grimly practice attack and parry, counter and rcposte. Three years is all too short a time to instill into a novice all the mental and physical perfection demanded of the polished fencer. Yet such is the skill and patience of Coaches Clovis Dcladrier and Josef Fiems, both for- merly of the Belgian Army and themselves great swords- men, that Navy consistently produces victorious teams. This year ' s team, led by Lowell Fitch, has continued Navy ' s onward march to fencing supremacy. The foil team, which has the honor of initiating Navy victories, included Captain Fitch, third classman J. R. Robinson, and Ed McCartan, with Youngsters S. Francis, R. E. Stockwell, and R. H. Wertheim and first classmen J. G. Gallemore and C. E. Swallow as alternates. The epees were wielded by first classman Art Keevil, and Youngsters J. M. Enyart, J. R. Stickels, M. R. Sartain, and R. M. Casson. Com- pleting the team was the powerful sabre squad which featured Allan Dame, Frank Sheahan, A. C. Gallup, Bill Hayler and J. R. Lindsay. Swordji clanhed in the fencing loft from laic Sorember icell into March Daily trorkoiits were battering and bruit- ing, but kept the team in tip top shape Coaches Fiems and Dcladrier talk it over trith Manager Strainson. i The Team— ;» ROW— Dame, Sartain, Iacol)elli, Sheahen, Gallemore, Captain Fitch, Gallup, McCartan, Keevil, Hayler. Robinson. 2nd ROW— Manager Swainson, Coach Deladrier, Warmath, Westfall, Swallow. Matusiewicz. O ' Niel, Hardy, Stickles, Cuinniings, Francis, Coach Fiems, Capt. Curry, Officer Representative. 3rd fOIF— Skoog. Zipser, Enyart, Clark, W. D.; Simpson, Clark, E. T.; Bowdey, Wertheim, Stockwell. Thompson, Ca-sson. Lindsay. V Captain Fitch led his team through a successful season 1 f % T 55 B» B WRESTLING doii ' o is oat National Champion Mickey MacDonald Coach Ray Swartz and Officer Representative Vogel Wrestling, one of the most popular sports at the Naval Academy, has reached its zenith of success in recent years. The fast aggressive style of wrestling brought to the Academy by head coach Ray Swartz and assistant, Stan Henson, has, in a very few years, made Navy a powerhouse in Eastern wrestling circles, and has pro- vided more than our share of individual champions. Navy ' s three returning Eastern Intercollegiate Cham- pions, Mickey MacDonald, Captain Joe Henson, and Clarence Creel, sparked the team as Navy brought to a close her second straight undefeated season, winning her sixteenth consecutive dual meet, and her second Inter- collegiate title in as many years; five of her eight team members remained undefeated. Such men, as Howdy Blum, Ray Oliver, John Hale, and Dan Brimm supply- ing the majority of the winning points. Although our team had its standouts, a large measure of its success may be attributed to the second and third place men in each weight division who provided the com- ♦ The Captain — Eastern Intercollegiate Champion, Joe Henson t»XV Saturday night wrestling matches and the Regiment moved to MacDonough Hall The Manager— Bob Steele ' petition which produced the champions. This was dem- onstrated in the Heavyweight class where " Big Jim " Cockrill, Jack Hansen, and " Honest John " Coppedgc battled a round robin each week for the privilege of stepping on the mat at Saturday ' s meet. At the same time, Chet Perry, Steve McClintic, and Jim Foust were pushing the first place men in their weights for a berth on the team. In mid-year we were fortunate in obtaining Carl Kitt to fill the position of plebe and assistant coach which was vacated when Stan Henson was commissioned in the Navy. Viewing the impressive record of this year ' s plebe team and the experienced hands left behind, coupled with the demonstrations of coach Swartz and the experienced guidance of Lieutenant Commander Vogel, next year ' s team should experience little trouble in repeating this year ' s performance. MacDonald and Blum tangle in a practice match. I Captain Ilenmin methiidicaUy disposes of Sorth Carolina Little troubled by the manpower shortage. Navy ' s wrestlers extended their streak to 16 straight in 19 4 —1st ROW—Coarh Swartz, MacDonakl, Stevenson, Foust, Blum, Oliver, Captain Henson, Hale, Creel, Brimni, CooiwlKe, McClintic. „ I. 4 nrf «0 IF— Manai er Steele, Flanagan, Merrick, Dwyer, Steuteville, Perry, Hartley, Guy, Hansen, Cockrill, Whittle, Price, Temple, 3rd iOJF— Snyder, Wilson, Lemeshewsky, Gibson, Devlin, Erickson, Dupkin, Bivin, Henry, Clark, Greene, Esmiol, Cobean. The TeaiU ' Lt. Comdr. Vogel Hitter, ' ' N oar bist splash For years Henry Ortland has been turning out good swimming teams. This year, his twenty-sixth, he has a team which is sparkling with talent. Never before have so many records been broken. Wins over some of the best teams in the nation prove that the boys have been working hard under the watchful eye of their coach. Jack Manherz, Navy ' s captain and Freddie Berry are two of the top breastrokers in the nation. Brock Mott and Bob Cowell have been pushing each other to the limit, and each in turn has cracked the Academy record for the 1 50 yard backstroke this year. Cowell, Manherz, and Navy ' s breastrokers churn the wa in preparation for North Carolina Dave Manning make up the 300 yard medley team and never were their points so valuable or so welcome as in the Princeton meet this year. Dave holds his own in the hundred with anyone in the nation. Jim Green ranks along with Manning and these boys can be depended upon in any race. In the 50, it is Charlie Dobbs and Butncr who have been gathering in the points. Mize and Thompson have been doing well in the 220. Henry Ortland, the coach ' s son, and Blair have been swimming mates in the quarter mile. The team is not complete without the divers, Mayo and Kelly. There are many men who have added their bit to the team. Such boys as " Curley " Graham and Bob Williams in the backstroke; Glynn and O ' Rourke in the breast- stroke, and Hallet, Tiemans, Corse and Lyon in the free- style have made the competition keen, and the boys who hold the top spots have had to work to stay there. This year ' s team has elevated swimming as a sport, a pastime, and a necessity in the eyes of most midshipmen. Diving Ate Mayo, laiei a high one off the ceiling The relay team brought victory out of defeat on more than one occasion Carvel Blair relaxes after an afternoon ' s workout Backstroker, Mott, gets set for the take-off 1st ROW—Li. Coniclr. Dixon. Taylor. Barker, Simonsen, Wilson, U. ()., Berry, Captain Manhcrz, Mai)e», O ' CallaKiian, Thom.son, Ortlan l, Jnd ROW— Manager Rose, Hankins, Vanderinade, Looker, Ganiner, Green, Manning, Blair, Tieniann, Graham, Molt, Fisher, Kelley, Coach Ortland. 3rd «0H ' — Dobbs. Duester- Ijerg, Williams, Hallett, Corse, Wilson, H. R., Mayo, Cowell, Mize, O ' Rourke, Urquhart, Ogier, Ijideman, Lyon. ' » m i ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ W ' «v ....... tifv iry lAVV HAVY H» MAW jyir iry (ayy ft f « f r» n t.t 1. 1 t •• lAv W ' NAVY NAVY ' l " WY " ' ' ' ' ' ' :;;t 1 1 t t-t 1 1 rt aUVY NAVV navy uW navy j yy y vY NAY HA : RIFLE bullets aufi ball ' s e es The firing line Each year the Academy turns out a top-notch rifle team. This year was no exception. Navy teams have, through the years, estabHshed a record so free of defeats that the Regiment no longer considers the possibility of a loss, but, after each match, merely asks, " What was the score? " Proud and conscious of this tradition of constant victory, the Navy riflemen pitted their skill and judg- ment to learn all the tricks of the trade that " Johnny Branzell " our armorer, and friend had to teach us. Under the guidance of their Coach, Lieutenant Creevy and oflicer representative. Lieutenant Colonel Moreau, the men of Navy developed the trigger finger control required of more than expert riflemen. Led by Captain Everett Herman, the rifle team in- augurated its 1944 season with a smashing victory over their comrades in arms, the Cadets of the Coast Guard Academy in the first encounter between these two his- toric Naval Schools. Continuing their winning ways, the team scored five consecutive triumphs and as this book went to press were pointing for the pointers to win that coveted N-star. Manager Dosien checks the bulls Tlie Team — i« JO W ' — Branzell, Haselton, Leavitt, High- tower, Dietriclison, Captain Heriiiaii. Wells, Osterweil, Manager Dosien. i ' u ROW — Lt. Colonel Moreau, Officer Reprenentatire; Leavy, Schulz, Montiian, Toutant, Granville, Taylor, Haring, Ferguson, Coach Creevy. M PISTOL packin parMfKonw The automatic pistol is the officer ' s weapon, and it is the duty of every Naval Officer to make himself pro- ficient in its use. The officer should know his weapon, and he should know how to make most effective use of it. During the three years of its organization, the pistol team has been developing a group of experts with the pistol who have established an enviable record among the collegiate pistol teams of the country. In the 1942 and 1943 seasons the team bowed only to the gentlemen from West Point and, in 1942, won first place in the IntercoUegiates. During the season of 1944 the squad shot each afternoon in their gallery hidden away in the third battalion basement: and under the able guidance of Lieutenant Commander H. M. Lindsay, coach, and the leadership of Captain Ed Bain, piled up a long list of victories in the collegiate circuit. The pistol may be an ancient weapon, but an officer unacquainted with its working is an unessential cog in modern warfare. The Captain— Ed Bain ' Vtildy I ' ick managed ihe pistol paclien Coach Lindsay points out the inner workings and hidden mechanisms o] the weapon to E. P. K. King The at am — Lit ROH ' — Morrison, Clomont. Hugliey, Go.ssett, - ' ml {0» ' - Comdr. Straub, Officer Repre- sentative; Campbell, Masica, King, Captain Bain, Manager Fick, Fo-ster, Hoover, Coach Lindsay. 3rd WW— Gray, Conover, Schmidt, Montgom- ery, Weir, Wiedemann, Carey, 1-ampton, Kennelly, McElroy. Larson. ith fOlf ' — Davis, Baskin, Powell, Hemmer, Groover, Smith, Urban, Dryer. CREW timiiisi and rb Ktlmi " Music, music, listen for the music. " The uninitiated wonder what induces fifty or more perfectly sane men to give up the more obvious pleasures of Academy life, to spend the spring and fall afternoons out on the river. Perhaps the answer lies in that music, the bodily rhythm that once heard will keep men striving to recapture the perfect harmony that seems to lift the shell right out of the flowing water. The concert-meister himself, Lieu- tenant Commander " Buck " Walsh, the man who directs the musical and muscular efforts emanating from Hub- bard Hall, would have difficulty explaining the fascina- tion of rowing to one who had never been in a shell at the mile and a half mark — suddenly the tempo seems to rise; miraculously the rhythm of the stroke is transmitted back through seven other coordinated bodies, and al- though eight backs are swinging over eight glistening oars, the boat seems to be going along effortlessly. The bubbles rushing down under the bow seem to make the boat part of the fluid motion of the river and it lets the men who have worked so many afternoons know that this is " it. " Win or lose, the satisfaction of feeling a boat carried along by that surge of rhythm and coordinated power is the thing that makes the crew what it is in the hearts of those who know it. Hubbard Hall is Home Sweet Home to these boyi Coach Walsh it a hani driver hut the vanity crew take it ami like it IV ritten conspicuously across a bulk- head in the locker room, and surrounded by the memen- tos of past seasons, are the words of John Paul Jones — ■It is the men, not the guns, that rate a ship. " That the same motto is the guiding precept in coaching the crew is an accepted fact by every man that goes out on the river. Better crews are built by building better naval officers, and the respect that the squad holds for Lieu- tenant Commander Walsh is deeper than just a tribute to a coach. The men of ' 45 that will be leaving this year have a lot of pleasant memories to look back upon at the boat house, and captained by Ed Morgan we hope to wind up with a good season. The boisterous checker matches between " Doc " Snyder and John Sembly will provide a never ending source of amusement. The swim- ming parties up the Severn at the end of the racing season were unique, and to round out the complement of those who made the boat house the place that it was, were the men who kept the boats on the water, Jim Manning and Bill Wiederfeld. To them we say so long, and thanks for a wonderful time. Count down when ready t Manager Vissering The Crev ' — « ROW—Bnsh, White, Howard, McBride, Beasley. 2nd ROW— Manager Vissering, Lynch, Davidson, Reynolds, Neuendorffer, Stejihenson, Captain Morgan, Lax. 3rd ROW — Poonnan, Taylor, Jackson, Quigley, Nankervis, Prancy, Puller, Slesnick, Coach Walsh. Uk ROW— Crehan, Herzog, Penny, Williams, McCall, Martin, Walker, Cuccias. The sun beats hot on Hubbard landing and the crew takes time out to catch a little vitamin D The workhorse of the Regiment — A six hour row was just a minor workout to the Rugged Dutchman r I " " BASEBALL btttter up Captain Zccli played Second and di-iap pointed more than one cdlege coach when he signed with Frank Knox With the end of basketball season the call went out— " AH men interested in varsity baseball report to Coach Bishop in the projection room. " About thirty-five hope- fuls, including a number of plcbcs made eligible for varsity sports in ' 42, reported; thus, another Navy base- ball season got underway. From the outset the officers and men of the Naval Academy were looking forward to a banner year. When Max Bishop assumed the coaching pxjst at the Naval Academy several seasons ago, he brought with him a number of years of experience in big-league base- ball and definite ideas of building N baseball teams. His combination of " DaflTy Dodgers " and " Gas House Gang " type of play has always put a scrappy, fighting Navy team on the field. With this spirit and plenty of ability on the field, Coach Bishop began the 1 943 season which was his most successful as coach and the most successful for Navy baseball in many years. The «.» rrark of the Ixit lured many mrkout artixtt to the ifaxrlHtll Stadium on Salurday afternoon Manager I logged kept track of the hiU, runs, and errors Tbe seasoo prosiressed • • • A rough schedule lay ahead in which Penn, Princeton, Penn State, Dartmouth, and Army, loomed as the major obstacles in the path toward a perfect season. Navy limbered up with a few games with the Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, and the North Carolina Prc-flight teams. The latter, especially, was a star- studded aggregation with such renowned players as Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Buddy Hasset in the lineup. The names in the Navy lineup, while perhaps not so renowned as some of their opponents, were well known in Eastern Intercollegiate play. 45 ' s Captain, Lanny Zech, at second base, batting in clean-up position, drew the eyes of maj or league scouts with his outstanding play around the second sack and his ability at the plate. Diminutive Herbie Mills, speedy lead-off man, roamed the center field pasture making the hard ones look easy. Bud Bowler, at first base, batting third in the line-up, played excellent defensive ball. " Doc " Hineman and Jake Jacobus added their sparkling play to complete the outfield. On the mound were Paul Burdett, " Happy " Hayes and Dale Mueller. " Work Horse " Burdette with dependable backstop, Vic Finos, formed the most suc- cessful battery. These men led Navy to the enviable record in collegiate play of seventeen wins against one loss. The highlight of the season was the 8-2 shellacking of Army. It was a tighter game than the score indicated and characterized the Navy team which throughout the season made its own breaks when the going got tough. !l Bud Bowler covered First Action against William and Mary Catcher Richards flayed his last year for Navy Dick Middleton filled the shortstop spot ler Mueller pitched like a veteran Vic Finos, the cagey catcher Art Jacobus Miller and Bowler in a little pre-gamc toarm-up Tta« Team— J •Ist ROW Coach Bishop, Mueller, Finos, Burdett, Captain Zech, Bowler, Rictianis, I.t. Comdr. Keene. 2nd ROW — Comdr. Miller, Spahr, Hayes. L. P. Williams, Jacobus, Middleton, Doc Snyder. 3rd ROW — J. C. Williams, Wenke, McKie, Curry, Hamberg, Thayer, Duncan, Matula, Manager Hogsed. THACK the rao for fan Pole vaulter Sessions has accumulated 5 hours flying time in 3 years on the track team. With its distance runners coming from a championship cross-country squad, its field men centered around two Eastern Inter-collegiate champions, and its middle- distance and dash men including two of the fastest men in the country, Navy ' s track team is headed for another N season. George Brown, captain, can be counted on to start Navy scoring with his usual first place in the shot-put. From there such stars as Anson Geiger, Jack Caskey, Walt Barry, Bill Patton, and Jim Pettit will run up the points for Navy victories. The track season starts right after Christmas leave. Coaches Thompson and Clark being on hand with a cheery, " Warm up with a couple of fast 440 ' s " or " Well, take fifteen fast laps tonight. " For the first two or three weeks the Dahlgren Hall balcony takes its toll in those ever present ' shin-splints ' but the squad is soon in tip- top shape. The indoor meets serve only to whet the appe- tite of the ' Cinder-Burners " for the Spring meets. An undefeated record in dual and triangular meets, a second place in the I. C. A. A. A. A. championships in New York, and a decisive victory over Army were the accomplishments of the 1943 squad. In the 1943 season ' s first meet Villanova was downed with Navy winning nine events and sweeping four. Columbia and Penn were snowed under on April 17th when the Blue and Gold cinder stars ran up six first places and 87 points to sweep the meet easily. Duke went back to Durham on the short end of a 98-28 score, taking firsts in only two events. 480 Ymngster Patton heaved the spear Hall hurtled to fame via the broad jump Cinder bnrners North Carolina, after edg- ing out Navy in the winter indoor Invitation Meet, found a lot more competition in Spring track. Tv -o first and seven third places were their only scoring events. Navy literally ran away from them to a score of 108-18. A powerful Annapolis team went to New York and returned with a cup indicating a second place in the I. C. 4-A meet. George Brown and Bill Patton took indi- vidual titles in the shotput and javelin. In this same meet Navy nosed out Army by 1 points, forewarning a struggle in the Army-Navy meet. On May 29th a squad of 25 went up to West Point Boswell and Stoutenburgh were the cream »f the crop in the datbet and avenged a 1942 defeat. Two new records were set as Navy took eight first places to win by 65 to 60 . Navy won the Invitation Meet at North Carolina in February, 1944, the victory being doubly sweet. We avenged our indoor defeat of last year at the hands of North Carolina and beat the South ' s best college track teams. By scoring in every event, Navy showed itself to have a strong support for its individual stars. After this flying start our prospects for 1 944 are excel- lent. Although Army is gunning for its A and looks strong, this year ' s Navy track team is counting on N ' s for all hands. 481 Martin and LeBourgeois fortied the 440 BUI Strong threw the discus Half-miler Caskey had the stride of a racehorse Barry gets some dope from the Asst. Coach, Lt. Comdr. Clark High-jumping Bert Atkinson The Team — 1st ROW — Marble, Banks, Geiger, Boswell, Hamberg. 2nd ROW — McClellan, Grimsley, Smith, Curren, McGuire, Pettit, Beezley, LeBourgeois, Barry, Schoen. 3rd ROW— Li. Comdr. Clark, Peak, Glass, Bouwman, Sessions, Caskey, Captain Brown, Walton, Stoutenburgh, Atkinson, Martin, Stalil, Coach Thomps on, Manager Braginton, Lt. Comdr. Hunt, Officer Representative. f Ji li iii IP GOLF form and! tlmlngt With the defense of the eastern intercollegiate title, won by last year ' s stellar squad, as their major objective, Navy ' s golfers took to the fairways at the first hint of Spring. Led by Captain Dave Paul, and ably instructed by Coach Bob Williams, the squad turned in a season worthy of its eminent predecessors. Credit is also due to Officer Representative Commander C. E. McCombs, who efficiently smoothed out all administrative difficul- ties. Collegiate competition was a little scarce this year, but teams from surrounding country clubs filled out the schedule and provided an excellent brand of golf to test the abilities of such Navy aces as Bill Lewis, " Angus " Douglass, and Johnny Johnson. With the completion this year of the new eighteen hole course and the resultant increased interest evidenced by the regiment, golf ' s future at the Naval Academy seems assured. Bill Lewis smooth-swinged his way to the number one spot Officer Representative McCombs, Manager London, and Coach Bob Williams Dave Paul captained the divot diggers Jack London was the player-manager Douglass, the mighty mite of Bob Williams ' aggregation Johnnie Johnson dead pinned those tricky long approach shots to earn his place on the team .• Row — Manager Ix)n lon, Walker, Itankii). Douglass, Cole. 2ml now—Captain Paul, McGratli, Carr. Bard, Rowan, Johnson, M.. Molt, Johnson, J.. Ia-wIs, (UmcIi Williams, Conidr. McCombs. Manager Larry Simmelink and Captain Al Giorgis Hilly Hume reaches for a high one LACROSSE roufiUli anil rae|s|ed Navy, always a power in the lacrosse world, was tied with Maryland University for the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse championship in 1943, after running roughshod over Army and six other opponents, and losing only to Princeton. Under big, Irish, affable, and able coach Dinty Moore, who is president of a girl ' s school on the side, another championship Navy lacrosse team was in the making. Returning from 1943 were lettermen Al Giorgis, captain, Hilly Hume, Larry Williams, Mai Brown, Bill Graham, Bill Bonwit and Charley Guy. Coach Angle Lamond was again making Ail-American defense men out of football linemen — a two year job in two months — and Fred Koch, Bill Campbell, Vince Anania, Jack Wilhelm, Bill McLaughlin, Andy Horgan, Charlie Grove, Paul Purkrabeck, Adrian Back, Jack Kiti • Ll. Comdr. Scaffe and Coach Dinty Moore ' . ' - yn t - , .ita.. ' ' , Bonwit scores one against Loyola Action in 1943 ' s Maryland Game A Scramble e Ham ' N Eggers Charlie Guy and Bill Graham Borniy Bonwit Gilchrist and Dave Barksdale were due for service in ' 44. Maryland is the home of lacrosse in this country, but Navy is the heart of it. Though such schools as Johns Hopkins and Maryland have surpassed Navy in stick handling, Academy teams have consistently beaten them because of their speed, power and plain old fight. The ham and eggers began pounding up and down the turf of Farragut field in early March, and were to be seen there every afternoon until May 27, when they traveled up the Hudson to meet Army. Broken bones and bruises, were not as plentiful as the spectator seeing a lacrosse game for the first time would imagine, but none of Dinty ' s men could deny he squeezed every ounce of energy from them in those daily practices. The Team— 1st ROW — Mxime, Bonwit. Williams, Moul, Keyes, Manager Simmeliiik, Captain Giorgis, Horner, Campbell, McLaughlin, Barksdale. 2nd ROW Koc , Al- lirigiit, Welander, Mayo, Guy, Huhhard, Wilhelm, DiSanto, Kirk. Althoff. 3rd «Oir— Wible, Cull- man, Crawley, Buchanan, Ulani, Holzbauer, Schirra, Gunder.son, Seccombe, Stevens. J,th ROW— Smith, Day, Webster, Spicer, Kane. King, Purkrabek, Cul- brealh, Meints, Ward, Houpt. Lt. James coached the varsity The Captain — Bill Kmetz TENNIS racket " ridders Our Nautical Almanacs, after a little unorthodox inter- polation, tell us that tennis originated in the court of Queen Elizabeth. The cavaliers brought the game to Maryland, and passed it on to the athletes of today. Year after year the Boys of Bancroft, racket in hand, are seen walking through the halls and out to the tennis courts. It may be so cold that sweaters and sweat clothes are worn, or so hot that the G I skivvy shirts seems unbear- able; nevertheless, in every season of the year, the game is played. From these ardent admirers of tennis is molded a team that consistently ranks with the best in the land. This year the team will be lacking the guiding genius of coach Hendrix, who led the boys to an undefeated season in 1943. Also absent from the lineup will be Elston Wyatt, last year ' s captain and quarter finalist in the National Tourney. But there are still 16 good reasons why the Navy netmen will chalk up another undefeated season — including a victory over Army. Coach James, former plebe mentor, will fill the shoes of Art Hendrix, and Bob Crawford, a hard hitting youngster, will move up to the number one spot. There are few players who desire to be on the receiving end of Crawford ' s smashing serve and driving forehand. Last year the only first classman receiving an N was Bill Kmetz, captain, and one of the more dependable members of the squad. Bill is not a spectacular player, but it is seldom that his opponent outvolleys him. To round out the team, Coach James can call on Edwards, an outstanding player on last year ' s squad, Davis, Norris, versatile Sam Gorsline, Don Brooks, Phaon Derr, and others who will be competing for a chance to represent the Naval Academy in the field of sports. If pre-season expectations are correct. Army ' s defeat will close a second undefeated season for the tennis team. Phaon Derr slashes one hack in practice Bob Davis was a smooth all-round performer Officer Representative Captain Cope and Manager Ralph Stell Through the net at Brownie Norris Youngster Bob Crawfoni tooi over the number one t The Team — 1st ROW — Capiain Cope, Crawford, Gorsliiio, Captain Kinotz, Davis, Norris, Coach James. iJnd HOW — Cobb, Smitli, Pate, Pennington, Derr, Daly, Hooks, Brooks, Larson. 3rd ROW — Masich, Rogers. 487 iV Yawling on the Severn teas one of the more pleasant diversions at the Naval Academy SAILING Manager Copeland, Lt. Riggin, Comdr. Withers (Coach), Comdr McCarthy, Captain Curran loDsl reaches, sbort tacks aad close shawes Nearly every afternoon from the end of the last summer leave until after wintry blasts had begun to blow over Severn ' s sheltered waters, the Academy sailing team practiced in its International Class dinghies to uphold Navy ' s reputation for producing good sailors. Under Commander Withers ' critical eye and skillful tutelage, experience was supplemented with the finer points of the game. The team showed that it had profited well from its practices and coaching by finishing the fall season undefeated. Limited to only one meet away during the fall, the Academy skippers sailed their first two meets in home waters. On October 2 they decisively defeated Severn Institute. Their success was repeated October 16 in a triangular meet with Penn State and Haverford College. Stormy weather forced the sailors to abandon their light dinghies for the more seaworthy knockabouts in this meet. The last meet was sailed October 30 against Haver- ford College on the unfamiliar Delaware River; despite a light breeze and strong current, Navy defeated its opponent by a small margin. A well-filled schedule, one that provided plenty of competition, was planned for the spring season. It included regattas with M. I. T., the Coast Guard Academy, Yale, and the Owen Cup Trophy Races at New London. The Plebes and Youngsters of the sailing team also demonstrated their abilities by defeating St. John ' s College and Severn School in meets at the Academy. Don Curran captained the Sailing Team 488 T The Yacht Club Boys The Dinky Dinghy was a dangerous device unless a capable band wielded the tiller INTHAMUHALS The netr sports program did a neat job of debunking the gedunk on weekday afternoons INTHAMURALS up their radiators tiio S(awe A SUGGESTION by the Executive Department in 1942 was the forerunner of our intensive intramural athletic pro- gram, designed to fit men for the hard physical require- ments of modern war and to spell doom for the radiator squad. Its effects were far reaching, and with a little prodding the entire regiment was participating enthusi- astically. The schedule was arranged for inter-company and battalion competition with point awards in Regi- mental color competition going to the victors. Each company had teams actively engaged in touch football, cross-country, steeplechase, wrestling, boxing, soccer, gym, basketball, military track, and softball. Experience, although helpful, was not necessary, and many proved adept at games which they had never heard of before. Of the company sports, military track ( " the commando course " used in the strenuous training of Naval Aviation cadets) has been most widely publi- cized. The other sports provided plenty of hard knocks and stiff " competition; some were slow-moving and of litde interest to spectators, but they all reflected the necessity for a pugnacious spirit and will to win. The four battalions sponsored teams in football, track, lacros.se, crew, swimming, golf, tennis, table tennis, bowl- ing, and pushball. Football, lacrosse, and pushball em- phasized hard bodily contact whereas the other " batt " sports stressed ability and form. Pushball was a new and tough game for us — it was said that any man who came through a game unscathed was either lucky or a liar. Military Track 491 : Huge crowds thronged the stands at the Batt football games The Battalion football teams endured every bit as much as t Rugged Table Tennis 492 .M The eroi» country course mu long and exhau»ting Company basketball utilized every court available !§ B« ' ' " «£:;q5 No one signed up for water polo unless they coidd stay under a regulation 5 minutes I It :i ■ i- ' Sffifctii, d .. ■ ' Action in a Battalion swimming meet my gym included pushups, bar vault, and rope climb Company steeplechase endured its ' second year at the Naval Academy Battalion Squash i Bowling competition was keen The Battalion golf teams sacrificed their Sunday afternoons The pinholds of the company wrestlers were many and var Spike Webb drew from long year of experienet in leaching hi» boijn how to deal thai kmtck-iml blow £02 11 U break clean in Che clinches As one of the many arts of self-defense taught at the Naval Academy, boxing provides not only useful knowl- edge, but healthful recreation. It all begins Plebe summer with inter-battalion matches and continues on through our few short years at the Academy. Although the sport as inter-collegiate competition has been dropped, the ability and skill of our top-notchers has continued. This is due to a large extent to the instruc- tion and sound advice given by " Spike " Webb, who is not only a favorite here on the Severn, but is also recog- nized and highly regarded throughout the nation by those who have followed the sport. The highlight of the " hell-for-leather " season comes with the Regimental tournament to determine the champs. In the familiar square ring and under the bright glare of overhead lights, accompanied by all the gusto of the attending Regiment, the outstanding pugilists of the Academy clash for the attainment of their ultimate goal — final success and the title. This year ' s bouts pro- duced such sterling performances as: Bramlett ' s wallop- ing blow which sent Chase to " Dreamland; " the Sulli- van-Snyder slugfast along with that of Barksdale versus McPhillips; the Murphy-Sewell encounter packed with preciseness and skill. Individual highlights were many, but these remain in the minds of all. The winners were: 720 lb— J. G. Devlin, 3 c; 125 Ib.—E. A. Stevenson, 4 c; 135 Ib.—K. V. Adams, 1 c; 145 Ib.—W. L. Cranny, 1 c; 1551b.— T. A. Murphy, 1 c; 165 lb— B. L. Snyder, 3 c; 175 Ib.—D. A. Barksdale, 3 c; heavyweighl—L. C. Bramlelt, 4 c. Bramlett KOs Ben Chase in the final round lleaiji damages to both sides featured the Barksdale- I i»i -11 • n I I I I. jL- J_ Captain Whekhel, Director of athletics 191 -1943 Mnstructors— ;« ROW— Lt. Comdr. Walsh, Lt. Deininger, Comdr. Hagberg, Comdr. Gilmore, Capt. Humphreys, Lt. Comdr. Woerner, Comdr. McCIatchey, Lt. Comdr. Miller, Lt. Gemme. 3nd ROW— Mr. Mang, Chief Specialists Bilderback, Mueller, Kitt, Chapin, Mr. Sazama, Mr. Swartz, Mr. Ortland, Doc Snyder, Mr. Molesworth, Chief Specialist Williams, Mr. Phillips. 3rd ROW—Mt. Webb, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Aamold, Mr. Foster, Mr. Fiems, Mr. Warner, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Rammaeher, Mr. Deladrier, Mr. Thomson. PHYSICAL THAINING Early in Plebe summer we met the men who build Navy men and fighting Navy teams. These men, instructors of the Physical Training Department, provided competent coaching for Navy squads in almost every known inter- collegiate sport. Their task, however, is not ended when they put our winning teams on the field. Today they are emphasizing the training of all midshipmen, building in them the physical strength, stamina, and aggressive fighting spirit so necessary to an officer of our Navy at war. With this end in view, the department has adopted and supervised new drills in boxing, wrestling, rough and tumble, hand-to-hand combat, and the basic swimming strokes. The select few of us who failed to pass the annual strength and swimming tests were placed on the " sub and weak squads " which diminished any plans for week- end dragging. We groaned at the inconveniences of morning exercises, the commando course, and the " sub and weak squads, " but soon we shall be grateful for this training which made us ready for life in the fleet. The rope climb wax the toughest of the gym tests Editor-in-Chief Thomas Weir Johnston i I M Y Business Manager Robert Ansel Eidson Associate Editor John P. Horgan Managing Editor Arnold P. Sorenson Associate Business Manager Edward G. Hoch Circulation Manager James F. Bradley Advertising Manager Leonard M. Bush E ■» 1 O KC M ;% Athletics J. A. Strand H. T. Johnson M. E. Price J. F. Hill P. N. Smith Engraving J. J. Whetton J. A. Pate D. T. Poe W. M. Rand R. E. Barnard Photography R. D. Steele P. G. Beierl A. M. Dame H. S. Bancroft J. S. Quinn E. S. McGehee W. E. McLaughlin P. C. Smith Printing J. A. Humes R. H. Curtis J. H. Gleiierman A. B. Shepard J. F. Hill E. C. Guillot L. B. Kidder C. W. Otto Centennial A. P. Sorenson D. G. Iselin L. M. Bush C. E. Swallow S. Rorex, Jr. Academic A. C. Lewis A. Julian J. L. Midgett D. T. Poe C. W. Cummings Activities W. B. Polhemus G. M. Bard W. R. Casey R. B. Hilsabeck R. Stevens J. S. Bloomfield E. M. Cassidy A. F. Dill T. S. Dunstan S. D. Kearney HHO«R %POY ST % First Battalion J. K. McAdams W. R. Gerich W. B. Huckabee R. J. Kessler F. S. Petersen R. L. Parker Second Battalion G. A. Hamilton A. B. Taylor J. A. Smith L. K. Wyatt D. H. Ziehen Third Battalion J. P. Horgan H. Bucknell R. F. Moore W. F. J. Riordan F. C. Wiser S. J. Wynne Fourth Battalion R. B. Williams J. M. Ravenel J. C. Ferguson H. W. Hall F. H. Lamartin C. E. Swallow Class History H. A. R. Peyton A. P. Slaff A. R. Marschall T. C. Reynolds M. Fuselier R. A. Swensen R. L. Disc K. V. Holbert W. S. Spangler B«JSMWES9 P W W Assistant Advertising Manager William E. Slesnick First Battalion J. K. McAdams P. R. Braginton L. E. Shaffer F. S. Petersen A. J. Hirsch G. L. Fitchett A. H. Douglass Assistant Circulation Manager William A. Doubt Second Battalion A. R. Howard v. J. Anania P. S. Harward T. M. Taylor R. M. Buck D. C. Clements Outside Circulation Manager Frederick B. Crow Third Battalion J. C. Eakin A. A. Natoniewski R. M. Waters P. W. Gowan K. O. Munninger A. S. Waters R. A. Hogsed Assistant Advertising Manager Robert G. Curley Fourth Battalion C. E. Hunter J. F. Sheehan J. G. Townsley M. J. Kane D. S. Souiek C. E. Randall 501 Mi PAGE INDEX OF FIEST CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS Adams, K. V 214 Adams, P. A 157, 158 Adams, W. M., Jr 172 Adrianse, H. R 228 Alderton, D. W 116 Alexander, C. M 130 Alexander, R. G 185, 186 Allison, J. K 88 Ailmendinger, P. F 186 Anania, V.J 115, 116, 428, 430 Anderson, V. F 214, 435, 445 Anson, H. O., Jr 130 Ashley, T. C 300 Asman, G. H 300, 400, 425 Atherton, C 200 Atkinson, W. L 102, 371 Atwell, R. B 200 Axelson, R. R 185, 186, 351, 381 Axene, D. L 185, 186, 351, 381 Bagby, H. L 228 Bain, E. C., Jr 102 Bain, E. M 314, 473 Baldwin, J. H.,Jr 59, 60 Baldwin, R. B 172, 403, 424, 461 Barber, F.J 187 Barnes, W. C 43, 44, 461 Barnes, W. E 116, 429 Barnhart, R. C., Jr 272 Barnhart, R. G 102 Barr, F. 272 Barrett, E. R 116 Barron, J. C 200 Barry, D. C 130 Barry, S.J 158 Barton, J. A 242, 494 Bascom, W. R 200 Bates, R. H 130 Batte, J. T 214, 351 Bayless, H. L 39, 314 Bcahan, J. T 228 Bear, R. B 172 Beardsley, W. J 74 Beck, C. L 102 Becker, M. D 44 Beckstead, L. M 44 Beezley, E. E 300 Bchm, E. W 272, 345, 382 Bcierl, P. G 242, 420, 422, 489 BeU, L. F 258, 367 Bennett, W. G., II 74 Benson, W. S., 2nd 144 Berger, W. A 228 Bergesen, A. E 272 Berkshire, W. S., Jr 74 Bermann, C. P 201, 428, 430 Berry, D. C 144 Berry, F. T 214, 471 Bcssac, N. B 43, 44 Bessette, A. C 187 Best, G. A 131 Bexten, K. W 88 Billings, R. B 143, 144 Biordi, R. V 300 Bitney, R. H., Jr 258 Blackburn, A. W 201 Blair, C. H 59, 60, 471 Blandin, S. W., Jr 158 Blankenbush, B. E., Jr 187 Bloom, C. 45, 497 Blount, R. C 215 Blum, F. E 158 Blum, H. E 242, 469 Boak, J. K 131, 381 Bock, J. J 60 Bock, J. P 215 Boelens, J. H 201 Bolger,J. F.,Jr 41,229 Bolger, W. G.J 40, 103 Bonds, J. E 171, 172 Bonwit, W. R 45, 484, 485 Boone, J. T 301 Boswell, H 229, 481, 482 Botts, F. W., Jr 41, 159, 461 Bowcock, C. S., Jr ' . ..41, 103 Bowes, W. A 286 Bowler, R. T. E., Jr 103, 465,478,479 Bradley, J. F., Jr 215, 421, 430 Braginton, P. R 45, 480, 482 Brantley, J. P., Jr 286 Bratten, T. J., Jr 258 Braun, J. F 39, 159 Brennecke, C. N 74 Brenner, F. E., Jr 144 Bridges, R. K. M., Jr 273, 347 Brightman, R. W 117, 454 Bristow, A. B., Jr 173 Brooks, D. H 143, 145, 427, 487 Brotherton, W. D., Jr 145 Brown, B.J 40, 88 Brown, G. C., Jr 39, 117, 454, 480, 482 Brown, J. E., Jr 273, 382 Brown, J. W 45 Brown, L. W., Jr 145, 439, 462 Brown, W. 1 115, 117 Brown, Z. F., Jr 40, 60, 407 Bruner, E. L 201, 345 Bryan, C. R 39, 60 Bryan, J. S., Jr 286, 439 Bryant, O. J 145 Bryce, T. A 258 Bryson, W. L 286 Buck, A. L., Jr 273, 356 Buck, R. M 39, 159 Bucknell, H., Ill 41, 242, 461 Burde, N., Jr 61, 400 Burdett, P. F 202, 461, 478, 479 Burnquist, B. B 301 Bush, L. M 287, 422, 427, 432 Bush, T. A., Jr 301, 474, 476 Bussy, S. T 117, 388, 476 Byrne, C. S 103, 377 Cabaniss, J. K 301 Callahan, J. D 314 Callaway, S. W., Jr 215 Camp, J. M 39, 216, 413 Campbell, R.J 39, 61, 473 Campbell, W. R., Jr 287, 427, 485 Caple, E. S., Jr 39, 41, 118 Captain, E. S 39, 159 Carpenter, D. B 202 Carrier, W., Jr 119 Carroll, J. A 61, 407 Cathcart, C. W 46 Chaires, W. F 287, 390, 460, 461 Chambers, K. W 302 Channell, A. B 187, 454 Chapman, J. W., Ill 40, 188 Chappell,J. R 119 Charles, J. M 259, 367 Chester, W. R 302 Chisholm, J. E 104 Christofferson, E. A., Jr 75, 400 Chrysler, L. G 173 Church, F. W., 2nd 118 Clancey, R.J 131 Clapp, P... 314 Claterbos, H. L 118 Clements, D. C 173 Clifford, F. F., Jr 202 Close, R. A 273, 466 Cobb, C. H., Jr 40, 160, 434, 487 Cobb, J. B 315, 434 Cochrane, E. L., Jr 243, 434 Cockrill, J. T 274, 349, 469 Cogswell, G. W 146 Coldwell, W. W 131 Cole, J. C, Jr 287, 483 Cole, J. 173 Colegrove, W. R 43, 46 Coleman, E. P 243 Collier, W. W 146 Collins, M. S 243, 435 Colton, J 315 Colvin, T. H 274 Conklin, E. W 174 Conlin,J.J.,Jr 202 Conover, W. V 41, 274, 473 Converse, P. V 259, 436, 437, 445 Cook, L. A., Jr 161 Cooke, R.J 132 Cooley, S. M., Jr 229 Copeland, A 216, 488 Correia, F. B 62 Cosgrove, W. P 62, 407 Coulthard, R. 88 Counts, W. D... 315, 436 Cox, J. W 288, 386 Cox, L. A 174 Cranney, W. L., Jr 259 Crawley, W. B 87, 89, 454, 455, 485 Creel, C. A J Crenshaw, W. P 243, 463 Crimmins, M. J l jj Crosby, P 40, 21 Crow, F. B 216,4; Crum, L. R Culbreath, H. L 22 CuIlen,J. P 13 Cummins, J. W ij Cummins, R. M 41 4 Cunningham, B. A 10 Curley, R. G 28 Curley, T. J., Jr 161, 42 Curran, D. C 216, 48 Curtis, D. P 14 Curtis, R. H 3C Dale, O. N 18 Daly, J. J 23 Dame, A. M 217, 422, 4( Daniel, R. T., Jr If Daubin, S. C 217, 4; Davidson, H. Y 87, 89, 47 Davis, H 2 ' : Davis, R. G r Davis, R. N..., 1 Davis, S 160, 4(, Dawley, J. H., Jr 1 ' Day, A. C 143, 1 ' Day,J. H.,Jr Z. Dean, B. H 3( Decker, B. W., Jr 73, 75, 4 ' . Dcdrick, W 2( DeGrazier, J. A 260, 358, 368, 3 ' , Delaney, R. J DeLany, W. S., Jr II Delgado, R II Derr, P. B., Jr 87, 89, 487, 4 ' Dibble, B. T 244, 426, 4j Dietzen, W. N.,Jr 101, 104, 376,4: Dinwiddle, J. M 47, 4i DiVito, A. J 43, 47, 425; 4 Dix, R. E 2, Dmuchowski, E. F •. Doak,J.J.,Jr 1 Dobbin, R. D 2 ' Dobbs, C. E. W 244, 470, 4 Dobson, R. H Doehler, W. F 1 Donaghy, C. F Donavan, R. D 2 Donnelly, M. P 115, 1 Donohue, G. A 1 Donovan, R. M 3 Doolin, E. H., Jr 1 Dosien, R. W 157, 161, 4 Doubt, W. A., Jr 2 Douglas, R. G Douglass, A. H 63, 4 Doyle, H. B., Jr 2 Drake, S. F 89, 4 502 PAGE INDEX OF FIRST CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS Duff,J.,Jr 161 Dunn, A. R 275, 355 Dunnican, W. H 118 IJzikowski, R.J 101, 104 Eakin.J. C 217,407,421 Earl, H. D 105 Eaton, J. D 40, 218, 461 Eaton, W.G 119 Eder, R. H 244, 434. 436 Edge, D. B 119 Edmonds, L. S 75 Eidion, R. A 218, 379, 419, 421 Elkins, C.J.,Jr 275 EUenberger, V. H 230, 476 Ellcnbrand, R. E 90, 464, 465 ElUott, E. M 157, 162, 454 Elliott, P. M., Jr 73, 75, 435, 445 Ellis, G. F.,Jr 288, 380, 386, 402 Engdmann, R. H 244, 426 Englehart, H. A 43, 48 Eppcs, G. P 231 Erickson, P. M., Jr 73, 76 Eriksen, G. A 76 ErkenBrack, K. B., Jr 245 Esmiol, M. A., Jr 101, 105. 403, 469 Evans, G. G 171, 175 Everhart, O. C, Jr 275 Ewald, F. W 63 Ewing, R. H 105 Fabrizio, R. J 105 Faddis, J. M 189 Fadeley, C. F 163 Faig,J.L 76 Falardeau, R. F 203 Fallon, E. B 48, 462 I Fannin, W. E 303 Farrell, C 43, 48, 435, 445 Farris, F. E 203, 466 Favrcau, C.J 106 Fay, R. C 48 Ferguson, J. C.,Jr 276 Ferguson, W. P 91, 498 Ferrin, R. W 163 Fick, T. R 63, 473 Findly, L, B 91 Finnegan, G. T., Jr 157, 162 Fitch, L. F 49, 467 Fitchett, G. L 107 Flanagan, J. S 143, 149, 454 Fleming, J. B 49 Flynn, W.J 120 Forbes, B. B., Jr 43, 49, 445 Forman, M. W., Jr 303 Forrest, J. J 231 Forrester, J. W 316 Fortson, R. M., Jr 132, 498 Foster, V. F. H 64, 473 Froyd, G. R 260, 358, 375 Fuselier, M., Jr 189, 420, 425, 427 Gaffney, G. H 260 Gale, P. C., Jr 107 Gallagher, M. J 204 Gallemore, J. G 316, 436, 467 Gambrill, N. J 189 Gardner. C. A.,Jr 245 Gattcr. G. S 90 Gay, G. R 190, 454 Gaylc,J. R .316, 367 Gayler, G. C 218 Geiger, A. D 289, 386, 410, 481, 482 Genestc, E. A., Jr 175, 437 Gerich, W. R 59, 64 Gilbert, J. R 175 Gilfillan, J. T 121 Gillcrist, J A 190, 454 Gillooly, J. F 49, 454 Gilman, F. M., II 317, 439 Gilmorc, A.J 73, 76 Giorgis, A. S 41, 303, 368, 454, 484, 485 Gleason, T. E 106 Gleberman, J. H 303, 422, 466 Glotzbach, D. J 261 Glynn, J. J., Ill 261 Godshall, W. H 304, 368 Gore, F. S 162 Gorsline, S. G., Jr.. .132, 461, 464, 465, 487 Gossett, C. R 185, 190, 473 Gowan, P. W 218 Grad, C. F 129, 133 Graham, W. L 106, 471 Gralla, E. A 231 Gray, W. A 40, 277, 448, 473 Graybill, D. A 41, 289 Greeley, R. B 277 Green, J. R 175, 471 Grey, V 317, 434 Griest, T. P 245, 439 Griffin, G., Jr 121, 423 Griffin, J. L., Jr 133, 461 Griffith, G. P 190 Gronemann, C. W., Jr 245 Groth, D. F 276 Grove, C. S.,Jr 149 Haines, F. L 317 Haines, J. B 289 Hale, F. A., Jr 204 Hale, R. R 317 Hall, D. W 231 Hall, E. A 90 Hall, H. W 289, 380, 390 Hall, J. J 115, 120 Halsted, A., Jr 246 Hamburg, J. W 219 Hamilton, G. A 120 Hammer, J. G 318 Hannifin, P.J 39, 121, 428, 430 Hansen, J. B 232, 410 Hansen, W. E 77 Hanwell, R. W 290 Harding, G. K 261 Hardy, R 304,454 Harritt, W. L 318, 434 Hart, G. M. D 290, 380, 402 Hartzel, H. C 120 Harward, P. S. 133 Hasscnplug, H. F 101, 107 Hastings, E. E., II 204 Hayes, K. .S 204, 479 Hayes, R. V 77 Hayler, W. B 106, 467 Hccker, G. M 91, 439, 466 Heinze, A. D 276 Heller, S. W 133 Hemphill, J. 1 232 Henderson, W. B 50 Henderson, W. G 121 Hennegan,J. B 171, 176 Henson, J 90, 468, 469 Herman, E. W 59, 64, 434, 472 Herrick, R. W 64, 432, 439 Hertzig, R. D 148 Hicks, J. D 262 Hightowcr, J. I.,Jr 232. 472 Hildebrand, J. H 121 Hill, D. P 65 Hill, E. T 163 Hill, J. F 290, 432, 475 Hilson, R. A 232 Hineman, D. 233 Hirsch, A. J 91 Hirsch, S. M 162 Hirshberg, M. J 149 Hoch, E. G 219, 421 Hodsdon, R. S 148 Hoedtkc, J. F 304 Hoffer, H 91 Hoffmann, D. P 43, 50 Hogsed, R. A 246, 477, 479 Holsclaw, C. R 233, 393 Holzbauer, J. F 129, 134, 448. 485 Hoover, W. H 219, 432, 473 Hopwood, G. R 318 Horgan, J. P 246, 419, 421 Horn, J. 149 Horner, L. E 318, 434 Howard, A. R., Jr 176 Howard, G. M 59. 65, 421 Huckabee, W. B 50 Huckcnpoehler, W. B., Jr 92 Hughey, G. H., Jr 277,473 Hume, H. D. 290, 454, 455, 484. 485 Humes, J. A 40, 304. 400. 422 Hunt. P. K 41, 262, 429, 430 Hunter, C. E 305, 421 Husted, P. A.,Jr 77 Ingram, J. T 176 Irvin, L. V..Jr 246 Ives. C 185, 191 Ives, T. K 157, 163, 445 Jackson, G. C 93 James, E. F 41, 176 Jameson, L. D 122 Jarvis, C. W 134 Jenkins, W., Jr 93, 439 Jennings, G. 205, 431 Jensen, P. A ' . 305 Jewell. C. D.,Jr 177 Johnson, C. M 177 Johnson. H. T „ 205 Johnn-m. J. Roland 319, 483 Johnson. J. V 247, 411 Johnson. T. L. .276 Johnson. T. S 134 Johnson, W. H., Jr .220 Johnston. P. D.Jr T. 92 Johnston. R. H 233, 454 Johnston, T. W 305, 400, 419, 420 Jones, R. K., II 163 Jordan, R. C 262 Jortbcrg, R. E 40. 205, 435 Joyce, C. R 115, 123 Julian, A., Jr ' . 41, 149, 420, 466 Kalina, J. F 92, 429, 435, 437 Kane, M.J 291, 402. 406, 407 Kasten. R. 1 93 Kavanagh. R. T 50 Kays, R. 1 233 Kecvil, A. K 247, 467 Kelley. F.J 247, 426 Kcllcy. J. W 305 Kelly. M. E., Jr 291, 380, 402 Kennedy, D. W 65 Kennedy, J. S 134 Kerr, A. A 40,77 Kerr, C. E 107 Kcssler, R. J 107 Kidd, J. D 291 Kiernan, L. J., Jr 319 Kimball, K. W 319 King. E. J.. Jr 40, 291 King, E. P. K 51, 473 King,J.J 78 King, S. R 79 Kinnaman. W. A 40, 65, 432, 448 Kirk, R 319 Kistler, W. C 177 Kleber, F. T 234 Kmetz, W. H 306, 385, 487, 492 Knick, V. R 66, 407 Knowlcs, R. M 292, 386 Knudsen, J. T 292, 380, 390, 402 Knudsen, L. B 247, 445 Knudson. I. H 135 Kraushaar. 1). 123 Krecck. J. A 87, 92 Kribs, n. A.. Jr. 292 Kridlc. C. E 93 Kritzer, G. R - 277, 351, 476 Kuhnmuench, L. E. 234 Kurfess,J. F 135 Udd, E. F 205 l lor, F. M., Jr 115. 122 I Mar. B. D 185, 191 Lamartin, F. H..Jr 320 Umb, H. M 79 Umpert. B.J 307, 407 Undrcth, D. E. 277 Lane, W. D 206 503 PAGE INDEX OF FIRST CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS Larkins, A. T., Jr 129, 135 Larson, M. B 262 Lauer, R.J 307, 400 Lawrence, H. T 78 Lawrence, J. K 122 Lawson, W. E., Jr 66 Lax, M. H 191, 476 Layton, S. L 191 Leavitt, E., Jr 278, 349, 355, 428 Leavy, P. M., Jr 39, 164, 472 Le Bourgeois, J. J 101, 108, 429, 430 Lee, R.H 220 Leecraft, B. M.,Jr 177 Lev ' Y, A. E 248 Levy, D. P 150 I wis, A. C 279, 359, 419, 420 Lewis, W. Charles 151 Lewis, W. Clarence 320 Lewis, W. L 109, 483, 498 Linker, C. R 192 Lipfert, R. G 151 Lipscomb, J. W., Jr 78 Lissy, F. K 263 Lockwood, C. C 192 Loel, R. D 178 Loftin, E. H., Jr 123 Logic, D.J 248 London, J., Jr 234,483 Longfield,J. N 279, 353 Longnecker, K. W 143, 150, 465, 481 Longton, D. M 79 Losure,J. E 93 Loveday,J. C 135 Lowery, H. H., Jr 292, 386, 432 Lucas, B. L., Jr 306 Luebbe, H. R 136 Lusby,J. A 234 Lynch, L. D.J 59, 66, 430, 431 Lynch, T. C 306 Lyons, T. H 263 MacEwan, C. L., Jr 179 MacGuire, W. J 78 Mack, R. B 109 Mackay, D. S 179 Madigan, T. W 108 Mahan, E 137 Manherz, J. M 307, 428, 430, 471 Manley, R. B 220 Manning, D. G 51, 471 Markle, F. H., Jr 206 Marquardt, D. K 165 Marschall, A. R , 293, 396, 430, 433 Martin, D. R 165 Martin, R. L 263 Marzluff, J. 220 Masica, E. M 94, 473 Mason, H. C 206 Masters, J. C.,Jr 278 Matheson.J. C 206 Maxwell, L. G 263 May, R. E 137 Mayer, A. G 192 Mayer, B. W 278, 465 Mayo, H. T., II 192, 471 McAdams, J. K 51, 421, 429 McBride, C. E 235, 476 McCartan, E. F 87, 95, 432, 467 McCarthy, R. T. P 293, 390 McCaskill, J. M 79 McClaren, W.J 66 McClintic, S. H 293, 424, 469 McCool, R. M., Jr 41, 248, 426 McCord, S. R 39, 320, 367 McCrary, R. D 39, 51 McCuUoch, W. L 150 McDevitt, R. J 79 McDonald, L. S., Jr 320, 435 McDowell, E. J 235 McGalliard, W. V 306 McGarry, W. J., Jr 321, 404, 435 McGuire, J. J 235 Mclntyre, D. E 248 McLain, J. F 136 McLaughlin, W. H., Jr 40, 164, 485 McMenamin, J. T 264 McNiff, T., Jr 249, 445 McPike, H. D 264, 357, 487 McQuilling, T. M 108 Meints, A. L 136, 485 Merrick, R. H., Jr 193, 469 Midgett, J. L 101, 109 Milhan, H. L 67 Miller, Roy H 249, 407 Miller, W. W. K., Jr 73, 80 Milliken, M. D 307 Mills, H. F., Jr 151, 459, 478 Mills, J. M 249, 407, 411 Mitchell, C. N., Jr 150, 426, 445 Mize, C. D 264 Moglewer, S 235 Molano, S. C 137 Montgomery, J. W 307 Montillon, H. A 178 Moore, A. C 178 Moore, C. K 249,411 Moore, J. E 122 Moore, R. F 207 Moorer, J. P 39, 157, 164 Morgan, E. H 108, 474, 475, 476 Morrison, C. 81, 407, 473 Morrow, J. W 95 Moul, C. F 40, 207, 461, 485 Moynelo, H. C, Jr 179 Mulbry, W. W., Jr 81 Mullen, J., Jr 151 MuUins, R. H 165 Mu nninger, K. 221, 357 Munson, T. E 279 Murphree, H. D 151 Murphy, R.J 136 Murphy, T. A 293, 385 Myhra, M. R 67 Nance, J. W 250, 411 Natoniewski, A. A 193 Neale, S. K 157, 164 Nelson, W. S 278, 454 Nepo, F, H 236 Neuendorffer, R 294, 427, 475, 476 Newby, R. G 264, 390 Newman, H 165 Nisbet, G. A 67 Noll, W. T 123 North, J. R 80 Norton, H. L 40, 94 Nuschke, P. L 52 Dates, H. N 123 O ' Brien, J. A 279, 353, 427, 437 Oden, R. L 237 Oder, L. D 321, 445 Ogier, H. L., Jr 67, 471 Oliver, D. A., Jr 279 Oliver, R. B 308, 407, 469 Olsen, A. R.. Jr 193 O ' Malley, J. M 94 O ' Neil, J. F 321, 448 O ' Neil, W. H 124, 467 Orbeton, M. C, Jr 165 O ' Rourke, G. G 321, 471 O ' Shea, G. A., Jr 294, 402, 406 O ' Shea, G.J 237, 407 Ostrom, E. M., Jr 280 Packer, F. A., Jr 207 Packer, M 193 Padgett, J. B., Jr 115, 124 Padis, A. A 265, 436, 439 Page, W. P 52, 407 Panawek, G 294 Paolantonio, J. F 308 Parke, E. A 265, 387, 436 Parker, R. L 95, 427 Pate, J. A 52, 424 Patton, G.J 94 Paul, D. H 207, 483 Pavelka, L. R 166 Pearce, J. E 167, 454 Peck, S. E., Jr 236, 352 Peed, G. P 109 Perkins, P. R 41, 194, 432 Perry, C. N., Jr 250, 469 Ferryman, E. K., Jr 80 Peters, J. V 208 Petersen, C. C 95 Petersen, F. S 41, 81 Petrat, W. F 221 Peyton, H. A. R 294, 402, 420, 423 Phillips, C. T., Jr 152 Pinto, F. R., Jr 124 Pirro,J. J 52 Pledger, W. G 208 Plomasen, B. W 68 Poe, D. T 281, 422 Polk, R. R 250 Polk, T. H 95, 461 Poorman, H. R 40, 137, 476 Porter, R. C 80 Potter, J. R 295 Powell, A. A I Powell, C. B I Pressler, J. M 124, 4 ' Prewitt, J. M 1 Price, J. N 208, 4 Price, M. E 96, 423, 4 Prier, H. W 1 Priest, C.,Jr 171,1 Prothro, R. H 2 Pryor, G. H 3 Puckett, P. B 1 Puddicombe, R. W 2 Purkrabek, P. V 167, 461, 485, 4 Raihle, R. R 1 Rand, W. M 2 Randall, C. E 322, 3 Randall, G. T Randolph, B 2 Rankin, B. H 138, 445, 4 Ravenel, J. M 265, 4 Rawlings, F. T., Jr 2 Rawls, E. S., Jr 143, 1 Rea, P. G 109, 4 Red, A. G 308, 400, 4 Redden, E. T 2 Reed, J. H Regets, W. M 1 Reid, J. A 1 Reiquam, E. T 1 Rentschler, A. K 3 Rester, G. F 323, 399, 1 Reynolds, R. D 309, i Reynolds, T. C, Jr 295, 396, 402, Rezner, H. L Rhinesmith, J. W 139, f Richards, D. R 265, 478, ' Richardson, J. R ; Riley, J. F 41, Riley, R. R Riordan, W. F.J 194, ' Rixey, P. H Roberts, F. E ; Robeson, E. J., Ill 171, 179, - Rockwell, D. E., Jr : Roeder, H. E 1 Roeder, W. C 41, ' Rogers, B. C, Jr ) Rorex, S., Jr 221, ) Rose, R 166, t Rose, W. S 251, 470, I Roth, C. E., Jr 40, 180, IS Rowan, E. C.,Jr l Rowson, R.J 101, 110, Royalty, B. E Ructe, E. S Rumble, R. E 97, Rush, M. R 153, ' Ryan, L. L., Jr 39, 41, 96, Saroch, E., Jr Saunders, D. M 266, 5 Sawyer, A. A 40, 2 Schauffler, R. A 2 504 I PAGE INDEX OF FIRST CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS , herrer, R. A 166 , limeltecr, L. B 83 ichoficld, T. G 53 Schrievcr, J. W., Jr 125 Schroedcr.J. H Ill Schulz, Q. R 222, 427, 437, 472 Schwager, J. E 280 s, hwaru, W. W., Jr 251, 456 ( liiis, L. G 82 srarls, H. H., Jr 54 Seelaus, F. A 181 Seller, M. W 236, 407 Srifridgc. S. W., Jr 222 , lis, W. H 138, 432 ,sions, F. B 280, 351, 382, 480 vier, C, Jr 40, 181, 430, 454 Nl.afer, W. M., Jr 59, 69 jShaffcr, L. E., Jr 68 ishaw.J. C 222 .iw,R.J 267 -iK-ahcn, F. L 54, 467 sl.cehan, J. F 266, 367, 382 sliolton, D. B 82 jShcpard, A. B., Jr., 322, 393, 422, 430 IShepard, W. B., Jr 68, 454 sl.crman, R. 237 Sherwood, J. M 83 iShively, R. M.,Jr 322, 466 Shoemaker, C. H 129, 139, 436 Shropshire, G. C 54 Shulman, P. N 69 Shuman, W. P., Jr 223 Shutt, P. R 157, 167, 432, 436 Siegrist, W. A 68 Silliraan, H. G 209 Simmelink, L. T Ill, 460, 484, 485 Simonsen, F. N 167, 471 Simpson, S. R., Jr 59, 69 Sims, W. N 251 Six, H. E., Jr 309, 400 Skinner, W. R 281, 345, 376 Slaff, A. P. 296, 390, 423, 425 Smith, J. A 168, 433 Smith, J. McCoach 236 Smith, L. N 87, 96 Snead, M. H 153 Snyder, A. L 252, 352 Snyder, B., IV 280, 469 Snyder, J. E., Jr 110 Snyder.J. M., Jr 267, 358, 424 Sobel, C. G 267 Sorenson, A. P 309, 419, 421, 422 Soulek, D. S 309 Spangler, E. H 82, 466 Spencer, J. B., Jr 55 Sperberg, F. R 139, 436 Sperry, P. E 209 Spillman, F. L., Jr 115, 126 Sprague, W. B 97 Stanton, R. F 180 Starns, C. E., Jr 266, 358 Staser, B. D 266, 382 Staubitz, A.J 281, 454 Stebner, H A., Jr 101, 111, 433 Steele, G. P., II 73, 84, 433 Steele, R. D 252, 420, 422,469 Steere, L. E., Ill 69 Stell, R. W., Jr 126, 487 Stephens, H. E 237 Stephenson, C. B Ill, 454 Stephenson, W. B 39, 323, 476 SteuteviUe, W. V 153, 469 Stevens, William W 194 Stewart, E. L 154 Stewart, W. $., Ill 168, 461 Stinnett, W. D 223 Stout, G. T 223 Strand, J. A 41, 96, 422 Strong, W. W 322, 448, 454, 482 Sturgeon, W. C., II 180 Sulick, T. E 40, 237, 448 Sullivan, J. L., Jr 267, 382 Summers, G. W 223, 427 Swainson, G. F., Jr 252, 467 Swallow, C. E., Jr 310, 345, 422, 467 Swank, J. A 195, 461 Swanson, R. A 323 Swensen, R. A 185, 195 Tartre, R. J 195 Taylor, A. B 129, 138, 476 Taylor, H. A 196 Taylor, L. J., Jr 73, 83 Taylor, T. M 154 Taylor, W 55, 494 Temple, W. N 126, 469 Tenney, R. E 296, 390 Thomas, H. B., Jr 281, 352, 456 Thompson, M. E 129, 139 Thomsen, R. C 41, 139 Thorsby, W. G 238 Townsley, J. G 282 Trautman, W. Q, Jr 84, 466 Traynor, W. J 182 Tremaine, M. G 55 Trueblood, H.J 40, 253 Turner, M. J 168 Uhler, E. B 296 Ulam, F. A., Jr 84, 485, 495 Ursettie, H. J 180 Utegaard, T. F 171, 181 Vale, S. A 70 VanOrden, M. D 171, 181 Van Oss, W. B 110 Vissering, V. M., Jr 310, 476 Volk, R. L., Jr 70 Wagner, M. E 182 Wagner, T. A., Jr 140 Walker, J. R., Ill 253, 411 Wallace, L. B 97 WalU, E. D Ill Walters, J. L Ill, 435 Ward, D. E 253 Waters, A. S 238 Waters, R. M 41, 209 W atkins, E. A 55 Watson, F. C 224 Watson, R. H., Jr 310, 466 Weaver, D. H 282 Webb, M. S., Jr 253 Webster, G. H 73, 84 Webster, H. A., Jr 97 Wester, J. F 323 Wetzel, B. H 238 Wheeler, F. H 39, 254 Wheeler, J. H.,Jr 129 Whetton, J. J 5«, 419, 422, 426 White, Edward a 56 White, J. D .282 White, W. H., Jr 168 Whiteiidc, C E. 196 Wickham. L. V, M. 70 Wicki, J. W 98, 372 Widencr, H. E., Jr 254. 390, 407. 411 Wiggins, J. R 112 Wilcox, J. J 268 Wilder, L. A. 39, 196 Wilder, T. H., Jr 209 Wilhelra, J. R 129, 140, 454, 485 Williams, B. €., Jr 98 Williams, H. D 41,282 Williams, J. P 182 Williams, L. E., Jr 254, 405, 485 Williams, R. Beresford ...324, 421, 471, 476 Williams, R. D 87, 98, 436 Williams, W. A 56 Williams, W. G 112 Wilson, D. G 268 Wilson, E. P., Jr 84, 462 Wilson, J. R 182 Wilson, R. G 209 Wilson, R. 112, 471 Wingate, K. W 140 Wise, J. P 140 Wiser, F. C., Jr .238 Wood, C. E 324 Wood, R. C. .224 Woolley, G. C. 268 Wooten, J. A., Jr 310, 466 Wyatt, L. K., Jr 143, 154 Wynne, S. J., Jr 224 York, R. P 324 Young, B. W 268 Young, R. D 324 Zanazzi, F. B., Jr 143, 154 Zech, L. W., Jr 224, 465, 477, 479 Zeigler, W. T 112 Zenisek, E. F 70 ZiebeU, D. H 171, 182 Zilligen, G. J 98 Zinn, D. M 296, 390, 434 -t — 505 tAitmu e iM)ynA worked long and tirelessly to produce this volume of the 1945 LUCKY BAG which you hold before you. 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Gieves Ltd., have over 150 years experience of Naval Out- fitting, and guarantee all their merchandise. G ie ve s L. I rvl I T K. o 80 PICCADILLY, LONDON, W. I. 519 To Our Glorious Nary! DRAPEH MFG. COMPANY " 8806 CRANE AVENUE CLEVELAND, OHIO Chartered May 11, 1819, The Seamen ' s Bank for Savings was founded to provide banking facilities and promote thrift among those engaged in Naval and Maritime occupations. Its history and tradition have always been closely associated with the sea and many of its Officers and Trustees have been prominently affiliated with Maritime affairs. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ALLOTMENTS ACCEPTED YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT INVITED BANKING BY MAIL THE SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS 7 4 WALL STREET Chartered 1829 NEW YORK, N. Y • MIDTOWN OFFICE: 20 EAST 45 STREET • Compliments of TELEPHONICS CORPORATION 520 AROUND THE CLOCK... EVERY hour in the 24 — every day of the year — millions of Americans use, directly or indirectly, products mined and manufactured by The American Agricultural Chemical C!ompany. For example: Your breakfast coffee contains sugar refined with bone-black made by A. A. C. Your luncheon and dinner consists of vegetables and fruits grown with A. A. C. fertilizers. The battery of your automobile, film in your camera, dyes in your clothing, dishes on your table, glass and brick m your home, steel in the tools or machinery you use, are manufactured by processes involving the use of American Agricultural Chemical Com- pany products. And at night you sleep between sheets laundered snowy white with A. A. C. trisodiura phosphate. With 29 factories, 26 sales offices, and phosphate mines, The A. A. C. Co. — one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manufacturers — serves agriculture practically everywhere east of the Rockies, as well as in Cuba and Canada. But that is only part of the story — for A. A. C. also serves the nation ' s principal manufacturing industries as well. A. A. C. MANUFACTURES all grades of Commercial Fertilizers; Superphosphate, Agrinite, Tankage, Bone Black, Gelatin, Glue, Ground Limestone, Filler Dust, Crushed Stone, Agricultural Insecticides, Sodium Phosphates, Calcium Phosphates, Phos- phorus, Phosphoric Acid, Ammonium Carbonate, Sulphuric Acid, Salt Cake, and are importers and or dealers in Nitrate of Soda, Cyanamid, Potash Salts and Sulphate of Ammonia. A. A. C. MINES AND SELI all grades of Florida Pebble Phosphate Rock. I? you are in the market for these or related products, we would appre- ciate the opportunity to discuss your requirements. THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL CO. 50 CHURCH STREET f NEW YORK, N. Y. Factories and Sales Offices in 32 Cities, as well as in Canada and Cuba I ,1 GRAFLEX and (JRAPHIG AMERICAN MADE CAMERAS THE FOLMER GRAFLEX CORPORATION ROCHESTER 8, NEW YORK, U. S. A. VictorioiJS N r rommercial I r OIL Works enGinGeR.s • shipbuildcrs -ship Repf iRs FOuaoeRS • mncHiaisTS • coriveRSions Industrial finishes for shells, bombs, gas masks, expeditionary containers, machine tools, aircraft wiring systems, aircraft plywood, pigmented textile colors for camouflage nets, camouflage cloth and other fab- rics, printing inks, lithographing and rotogravure inks, coated water-proof fabrics for the armed forces, oilcloth, pigments, titanium dioxide, carbon paper and typewriter ribbons. INTERCHEMICAL CORPORATION 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. thtrt are twtnty-nmt factories and seventy-eight branches of Inter- chemical Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliaud companies located throughout the Uniud States and Canada. 521 THE HRO RECEIVER For Nine Years the acknowledged master of difficult operating conditions MTioML compam; m. MALDEN, MASS. THE OHIO STEEL FOVXDRY COMPANY LIMA, OHIO Are producing GOOD steel castings which are serving the Nation on the LAND - on the SEA - and in the AIR GOOD - because of our ENGINEERS • METALLURGISTS . FOUNDERS • MACHINISTS PLANTS: LIMA AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO 522 SEAPOWER PIONEERS B«lowt On ol Am«rlca t mod ni flMf-lyp tub , Hi nC» lM U.S.S. Tambor. Above: ThoU.S.Novy ' t flrtt submarine, the fa mous Holland. Shewat built in 1897 by the Holland Torpedo Bocit Company, direct prede- cetior of the Electric Boot Company EBCo-The Oldest andLargestSubmarine Building: Company in the World The Electric Boat Company, through its predecessor, the Holland Torpedo Boat Company, originated and developed the first successful submarine for the United States Navy. Since then EBCo has continually collaborated with the United States Navy in the development of its undersea craft. Today EBCo ' s Groton yards are humming night and day, seven days a week, turning out more and more fast, powerful and highly efficient American submarines like those which have already wreaked such havoc with Japanese shipping in the Pacific. Fifty Years of Boatbuilding Experience are behind Fast, Hard- Hitting ELCO PTs Elco PTs and MTBs are bringing terror and de- struction to Axis shipping on every naval war front of the world. These mile- a-minute midgets are the Today h« bond, climax of 50 years of building Elco pleasure craft and combat vessels. The first boats built by Elco were electric launches for the Chicago World ' s Fair in 1893. During World War I, Elco built 722 sub chasers for the British, French, Italian and United States Navies. This long ex- perience in building boats has proved invaluable in producing World War IPs fastest combat vessels. ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY 33 Pine Street, New York 5, N. Y. Al ovo : Elco » firti owlerl A Aoef of lhe«« •loctrlcolly drlvMi lownchot wot lh« morvel ol the Chlcog Werld ' i Foir in 1t93. th« world ' s fotlMf combo t vossolt, Bco PT« ond MTBt. Electric Motors ELECTRO DYNAMIC WORKS Bayonne, N J. — SuhmarrntS NEW LONDON SHIP AND I-.NGINE WORKS Grnton Conn Motor Torpedo lioau ELCO NAVAL DIVISION R.ivonnp. N J Many U. S. Ships arc cquip[x? i with E. I). Motors and Generator . Elec- tric motors and generators built by our Electro Dynamic Works furnish dependable auxiliary power for a midtiiude of pur|K ses aboard shi| s of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Maritime Commission. 523 " G p g fig a f - ' • - • - a P: ta the. QtiiUeil States, QfLanat c huidjeiii Xi. rrHfiT THE B CORPORATION Contractors to the United States Army, Navy and Coast Guard and Aircraft Engine Builder 136 WEST 52nd STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 524 L READY for any emergency You can ' t traih thousands of IVavy fledglings to split the flight deck of a converted lake steamer with their landing gear without having a few of them spin into the " drink! ' But the Navy is ready for just such an emergency and has the crash boats that get there in time so that the embryonic wearer of the golden wings usually suffers little more than a ducking. We are proud to have a hand in this rescue work. For it is Sterling Admiral (Vimalert design). Petrel and Dolphin engines that power many of these fast, dependable little craft. And the ruggedness, dependability and more power per pound of weight that we now build into these engines, arc giving us valuable experi- ence for post-war days to come. On the first sunny Spring Sunday after " V " day, when you begin making plans to go " overboard, " you ' re going to find that Sterling ' s new technique of producing precision built marine and indus- trial engines on a mass production basis, will give you an even finer engine than the old Sterling you knew so well, and one that ' s more economi- cal to install and to run. STERLIBTO EXGIXE Company BUFFALO, NEW YORK New York City, 900 Chrysler Building Washington, D. C, 806 Evans Buihling 525 THE STEAM TRA P WITH NO MOVING PARTS WILL NOT AIR BIND Type N " Chevalier DRAINATOR Complies with N. D. Specifications 45-T-l, Type III Steam Traps Pressure Class A, B, C D. Sizes J in. to 2 in. Flanged or Screwed Fittings Turned from forged steel. Will operate at all pressures, with a vacuum system or against a back pressure. No by -pass is required. Has no mechanism and is unaffected by sbip roll or vibration. The discharge is continuous. Cannot air-bind and will permit free passage of air, resulting in higher temperatures at the same pressure on steam heated equipment. Maintenance cost is practically nothing, the only attention required being an occasional blowing out of sediment. WRITE FOR BULLETIN. The Coe Manufacturing Co. PAINESVILLE, OHIO More POWER to Em I HIS engine is power! It is steady and dependable in emer- gencies because it has been designed by experienced engineers and built by skilled workers. We are proud of the confidence placed in HILL Diesel Engines by the Navies of the United Nations. ROGERS DIESEL AND AIRCRAFT CORP. 1120 Leggett Avenue, New York 59, N. Y. HILL DIESEL ENGINE COMPANY IDEAL POWER UWN MOWER CO. EDWARDS COMPANY - EDWARDS AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS, INC. YCLOTHERM Sieam Qcnerggiinff toilers Many hundreds of CYCLOTHERM units are serving the Navy as auxiliary boilers in various classes of vessels, including the fa- mous Destroyer Es- cort series of ships. OFFICIAL U. B. NAVY PHOTO AMES IRON WORKS • OSWEGO, NEW YORK : GENERAL FURNACES CORPORATION • NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 526 GRUMMAN HELLCAT t Jessop Armor Plate JESSOP STEEL CO. HEAD OFFICE AND WORKS: WASHINGTON PENNA. t taU Aed looi uu y oiiMeMf Today, as in the past, the oriijinal quality of Shulton products is being rigidly maintained. They remain exaaly as you like them, with the same tangy Old Spice refreshment and well-bred character which have made so many loyal friends. The traditional excellence for which OLD SPICE Toiletries are renowned will be preserved for your shaving pleasure. Old Spice Shaving Soap, in pottery mug, $1.00. Old Spice Shaving Cream, Lather or Brushless Type, SQi. Conserve • Spend Wisely • Buy War Bonds •Trade Mark Rcg.U.S. Hat.Off. •SHULTON, INC. -650 Mfth A%t., NrwYork 10, N.Y. J CLUFF FABRIC PRODUCTS JIw e ' ve been reading a lot about you men in the Navy and the job you ' re doing. To that we can say only — Thanks . . . We ' ll Remember. But there ' s something we ' d like you to know about us. You wear the Cluff Life Jacket and you know it has met all the rigid Navy specifications. Still, there is something in them that even the thorough-going Navy can ' t put down on paper. The men and women who make the Cluff Life Jacket — from the Big Boss down to the man who sweeps out the place — are giving a little bit more than they ' re paid for. With every jacket goes the fervent hope for victory. With every jacket goes that little extra something that only a sincere and patriotic craftsman can give it. And with every jacket goes a heartfelt, solemn prayer that the man who wears our Ufe preserver may never need it. Joseph Grohs 527 Compliments of MARINE CHAIN ANCHOR CORP. 44 WHITEHALL STREET NEW YORK 4, N. Y. STOCKLESS ANCHORS AND STUD LINK ANCHOR CHAIN I m on the Button with a Belly F ull of Holes I I ■ Clf CUlT BRBAKER LIGHTS I t No matter what a plane has to go through, the idea is to " accomplish the mission and get back to the base. " Klixon Circuit Breakers and Circuit Pro- tectors help pilots and planes to do just that. If something goes wrong with an elec- tric circuit, either from internal troubles or flak or bullets, and there is a short or over- load, the Klixon Breaker or Protector im- mediately trips out and prevents more serious damage. Once the trouble is cor- rected, the pilot simply pushes a button or switch, on his instrument panel, and his circuits are operating again. ' ' Use Klixon Circuit Breakers or Protectors on your planes. They ' re permanent protec- tive devices. No replacements are necessary. And they operate under all flying conditions. Spencer Thermostat Company ATTLEBORO, MASS. V Presenting the BEST in Motion Pictures Direction, F. H. Durl ee Enterprises Annapolis, Maryland JOHN SMEARMAN, Resident Manager 528 li e € l€ T m s m ' 4 e. ' f e %e ze. r ' em -( €)mm ' -amm€i€m4 y- ' e € €fn €f-€f euem e e j d Aa jf €im€ fm ue llffil RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA J 529 Victory is Everyone ' s Job " OSCAR W. HEDSTROM CORPORATION Manufacturers of " OH38 " ALUMINUM ALLOY CASTINGS • ALUMINUM, BRASS, BRONZE AND HIGH CONDUCTIVITY COPPER CASTINGS • WOOD AND METAL PATTERNS • LIGHT AND MEDIUM MACHINE WORK Manufacturers of Lighting Fixtures, Connection Boxes, Distribution Boxes and Switch Boxes ' ' ' ' Marine Use. " Also Complete Mechanical Assemblies and Models to Specifications. 4834-58 ' West Division Street Chicago 51, llUnolg HOII.STMANN QUALITY UNIFORMS and EQUIPMENT Are Standard in All Branches of the Service THE HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY PHILADELPHIA . . . ANNAPOLIS Hendey Precision - Production Lathes and Shapers have registered effectively in the Production for War needs. The name HENDEY for 69 years has been expressive of good design with fine workmanship and durability. The Hendey Machine Company TORRINGTON, CONN. Greetings and Best Wishes to the Naval Academy Class of 1945 FRANK J. HALE, President National Grain Yeast Corporation BELLEVILLE, N. J. • PLANTS • CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. 530 jMm Sg vjh ' When seconds count . . . YOU WILL FIND RAYTHEON ON THE JOB! • Miles away, the enemy has been detected ... in naval combat communications between our battleships and our Navy pilots are extremely important . . . seconds are precious and in those few seconds commands are given that mean life or death to the pilot and his comrades aboard ship. In these vital seconds Raytheon equipment and tubes are on the job! ... in every emergency, under every climatic condition, functioning with unfailing performance of duty. Raytheon is proud of its privilege to serve on active duly with the men in the U. S. Navy. ARMY-NAVY ■| WITH STAR Aword d oil Four Divitioni of Roythven for continued •ic tl«nc« in production. RAYTHEON RAYTHEON MANUFACTURING COMPANY NEWTON AND WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS DEVOTED TO RESEARCH AND THE MANUFACTURE OF TUBES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE NEW ERA OF ELECTRONICS 531 ' |: 532 lJl OFFICIAL INSIGNIA for Sea-(joing ppetites J.HIS trademark has just one meaning — fine foods by the famous, 238-year-old house of Crosse Black well. Whether on shore or at sea, men of the Navy can enjoy the many good things to eat concocted from world-renowned Crosse Blackwell recipes. We ' re proud to serve you! CROSSE BLACKWELL BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Fine Foods Since iyo6 UNITED WE WIN • Minn«-a|ioliH-Moiine is one of 4. ' in the entire country to be awarded the U. S. Maritime " M " Pennant, the Army- Navy " E " Award, the Victory Fleet Flag and U. S. Maritime Labor Merit Badges for its Kmployees FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVE- MENT IN PRODUCTION of essential parts for Victory ships for the U. S. Maritime Commis- sion. Right Now the winning of the war is MM ' s first objective — when Victory is ours we will again supply our customers with the world ' s most modern tractors and farm machinery .