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M m mm «» ■i i Copyright 1948 R. W. BATES Editor E. C. MOSS Business Manager m3rz...w. ■1 m »- . .. i f :.,HJ. . V ■f V 1 •:..M« ' ■■■ ' 1 11 1 1 Ij ,1 ys: HUM X _J » iVv W L. ■ - i yccete ' r- " ' ■ L. X f X mm. ' A V . wL W i pfl ,- - F w ' " l K W r ' " " S ■ V HL . f 1 ■ ...,J | sbb i i mI H B 1 3ji£f { ■ ' i ■•s ?liaS te«ii:i;,i i eK m nimm i a s. 7. 0 Harry S. Truman was sworn in as President of the United States in April, 1945, upon the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At the time the Allied armies w ere fast bringing the war in Europe to a close. Mr. Truman took the lead from President Roosevelt and continued to pull us through to victory. The war in Europe ended and the offensive turned against the Japanese. It then became the duty of President Truman to decide whether or not to use the atomic bomb. He deemed the use necessary and the Japanese surrendered. Victory was ours after nearly four years of struggle and hardship. » James Forrestal resigned as Secretary of the Navy in October, 1947, after a long and successful term of office, to become the first Secretary of National Defense. He was succeeded by John L. Sullivan, previously Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The Department of National Defense was formed as a cabinet post to supplant the Navy Department and the War Department. It has full control over the Navy, Army, and the newly established Air Force, and is the coordinator of these three branches of service. Secretary Forrestal as head of the Department of National Defense is the principal assistant to the President on National Security matters, and head of the National Military Estab- lishment. Under the direction of the President he establishes general policies and programs for national military establishments; takes steps to eliminate unnecessary duplication in fields of procure- ment, supply, transportation, storage, health and research; exercises general direction, authority and control over the National Military Establishment. The Secretary supervises and coordinates preparation of budget estimates, formulates and determines budget estimates, and supervises the budget pro- grams of the aforementioned departments. Another of his duties as Secretary of National Defense is chairman of the War Council. This council is composed of the Secretaries of National Defense, of the Army, of the Navy, and of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Opera- tions, and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. m nciniBiE OF DEFENSE . . . OF THE NAVY . . . •mSBB-uM- " " ' if .- , i ;«.!», iWli i o flintQntfik » • -• r»rtM AV«MWt " WOltKOR H 5f . 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He will then conduct you by the center of Naval Academy life . . . the Administration building and Chapel. From there your guide will take you past the Superintendent ' s home to Ward and Dahlgren Hall. There you will attend an ordnance drill ... a hop ... a concert ... a basketball game. Behind Ward Hall is Thompson Stadium . . . this will cause your guide to reminisce over the past football season . . . and the stripers that started the year. From there you will go to Bancroft Hall . . . into the heart of the Middle ' s personal life. Luce and MacDonough Hall will give you a look at varied athletic and academic activities. After a short walk along the sea wall your host will talk back over three years of cruises and then will take you across the Severn to view the aviation facilities. Back into the main yard by way of Hospital Point will give you a look at another center of athletic activity. By Dorsey Creek you will see Worden Field and across its expanse looms the grey buildings of the Academic Group. After your tour is completed you will be back Gate 4 Gate 2 Gate 1 Holland Field Severn River Santee Basin Reina Mercedes •• Gate 6 Gale 5 in the general vicinity of the Chapel. From there we will start our June Week festivities . . . Sob Sunday ... No More Rivers ... a baseball game . . . more hops and parades . . . and last of all, graduation. Starting on page 193 is the section devoted to the Class . . . the graduating class . . . their officers . . . their history . . . their faces and fames. Following them is the Brigade . : . a picture of twenty-eight hundred Midshipmen divided into twenty-four companies. On page 400 is a complete subject index to facilitate your finding a particular subject and an index of the graduating class. From page 404 to the end of the volume are pages devoted to the advertisers ... the people whose financial aid make possible the publishing of your LUCKY BAG. Gate 3 tHe ( enten. ymbolic of the function it serves in ministering to our spiritual needs, the Chapel with its imposing dome dominates the yard. The Chapel plays an important part n our academy life — the dome when first viewed from far out in Chesapeake Bay on the return from third class cruise has the vital function of giving us the title of youngsters. In the crypt beneath the Chapel lies the remains of John Paul Jones, serving as a constant reminder to the fme traditions established with the incep- tion of our Navy. Sunday mornings we gain inspiration and new courage in tackling our problems as the chaplain guides us in establishing basic principles on which to build a strong moral foundation. As we march to Chapel or to classes, the band, playing in its stand in front of the Chapel, keeps us in step with strains of martial music. On the other side of the Chapel Walk stands the tall, obelisk-shaped stone known as the Herndon Monument and established as a memorial to the captain of the Central America who preferred to go down with his ship when it sank with the loss of many lives. Tradition has it that the first plebe to climb to the summit of Herndon Monument after graduation elevates the status of his class to the coveted third class rank. Approaching the Chapel from the main gate we pass the Administration Building. From our first day at the Academy this building pl ays an important but remote part in our lives. The print shop in its basement is responsible for the deluge of forms with which we are confronted. The Superintendent ' s Office is located in this building as are the offices of the Academic Board. Those of us having business in this building are usually con- cerned with them, for it is they who decide the fate of those dropping below the sacred 2.5. On the other side of the Chapel is the sup rintendent ' s residence. The scene of official receptions, the midshipmen ' s acquaintance with it is usually limited to a view of the exterior and the well-kept gardens visible through the driveway. • SWS ' :. " -■S i i , f " w • 1 J ' .jgax. «•£ ' ' ' J i " V 3rj ; ,.j;J,jV-, ifl iar?.; n-iH( ,V;:. ■■■■■•. V 11 L muu m fl iiii piflD In looking back this June Week all of us in the Class of 1 948 offer ourselves a silent, smiling congratulations before we enter Dahlgren Hall to throw our caps away for good. We realize in leaving the Academy, that our class saw many changes come to the standard curriculum of the Naval Academy. Of all these changes there was a super change scheduled on V-J Day that could have turned us all out of the Academy, so that Bancroft Hall would have changed overnight into an officers ' " finishing school. " The present Naval Academy system would have been annihilated. We know that this event did not occur, and although we sing " I hope the hell you never get out " to " those we leave behind us " we know that they and many classes will graduate from Annapolis as many classes before them have done. The reason that they will graduate is that the Holloway Plan by our present superintendent w ill give new staying power to the Naval Academy " as we know it today. " We, of course, all know of the Holloway plan. We went to Europe last summer with some of the new Holloway NROTC midshipmen. However, to conclude that this is the principle of the Holloway plan would be to make a big mistake. The essence of the plan is education of the embryo officers and the continuation of this education long after they have been com- missioned. The vision behind the plan is far reaching and complex, and the aim is good. Admiral Holloway surrounded by his staff. Comdr. R. S. Craighill, Secretary to the Academic Board; Mr. R. E. Heise, Chief Clerk to the Superintendent; Captain J. R. Wallace, Administrative Aid; Comdr. B. L. Gurnett, Flag Lieutenant; Comdr. J. J. Sutherland, Flag Secretary; Admiral Holloway. The plan consists of two fundamental points; First, ap- pointment of candidates and their subsequent education, training and preparation for a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps or an air component, and second, a well integrated training program designed for officers who have advanced beyond the probationary period and have held per- manent commissions for several years. The first point was agreed upon by Mr. Forrestal and Con- gress as being the best solution to the Navy ' s need for many temporary junior officers. Instead of having two Naval Acade- mies in order to graduate more officers a year, as are needed, or instead of sending all of the Navy ' s officer candidates to college for a couple of years and using the present Academy at Annapolis for the last two years of precommission training, a practical compromise was adopted. This compromise pro- vided that the number of midshipmen that the Academy cannot accommodate be selected by competition and sent to the NROTC college of their choice, provided that they can meet the college ' s entrance requirements. During their four year course these midshipmen will take such Naval subjects as fire control and damage control. Aviation candidates, selected in the same manner, are given two years of college and then Navy flight training. Upon graduation all NROTC midshipmen would be given probationary commissions. At the end of that Seated: John W. Rogers, Assistant to Secretary, Academic Board in charge of Admissions Section. Standing: Jesse M. Suit, Assistant to Head of Admissions Section. 12 m period they would be placed in an identical service status with their Naval Academy contemporaries. The service aptitude of each officer would decide his status as a career officer. The others will return to civilian life, as a ready reserve in the event of an emergency. As the Holloway Board optimistically said, " These measures alone, will in time serve to eliminate intraservice friction and to insure an open minded, alert officers corps wherein each source of entry provides qualities of mutual emulation. The Marine Corps offers the Navy a sound pre- cedent. Their officers drawn from varied sources are unsur- passed in professional esprit. " The plan does not end with graduation. It provides the professional officer with many varied post-graduate courses. They are made available to him at various times during his career at the time when the subject will do him, and the Navy, the most good. This, along with the assurance of a steady promotion by virtue of the recent promotion bill, gives the professional officer opportunities that he has never before known. We will remember Admiral Holloway, and his administra- tion of the Naval Academy as a pleasing personal experience. The great good his planning will do for the professional officer will seem even more great to us, having served with Admiral Holloway. We will remember him for the battalion receptions held in the superintendent ' s quarters and the cheering " Good night. Gentlemen " after each Friday lecture. We will carry away from the Academy a greater store of liberal knowl- edge because of these Friday night lectures. Throughout our Naval careers we will feel his influence. IPIIIIIII Rear A(Jmiral ](xmt$ Lemuel Holloway, Jr., U.S.N- , iwis horn at Fort Smith, Arkansas on 20 June, 1898. (TItat morning, some miles to southeast of Fort Smith, the USS IOWA arrived on station off Santiago Harhor. In less than a fortnight she was to take a leading part in the Battle of Santiago. 46 years later the new infant ivas to command another IOWA in action. ) At 17, young Holloway ivas anointed to the fiaval Academy, from Texas. He graduated into the exj nding Nflvy of 1918, and, in 106 days, found himself a lieutenant (j.g. ) and navigator of a destroyer. After the war, he was assigned as a member of the Government Commission to Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. In 1924, as a lieutenant, he returned to the Academy as an instructor in the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery. (He was to remember his own promotion schedule years later, when working out a new officer personnel procurement, training, and promotion flan. ) Instruc- tor duty id dividends; on the West Virginia he received departmental commendations for gunnery efficiency. Much of the long 30 ' s was spent on staff duty; including the position of aide and flag lieutenant to the President, Naval War College. Pearl Harbor found Commander Holloway acting as Chief of Staff, Atlantic Fleet. As ComDesRon 10, he participated in the North African landings. 1 944 found Captain Hollou ay and the IOWA off Luzon and Japan. 13 Situated across from the Chanel is Herndon Monument. This monu- ment was erected in 1857 in honor of Ca] tain Hcrndon who went down with his shi , tlie Central America, when it sank with almost the entire aew ahoard. This monument rcsemhles " Cleopatra ' s l cedle " in its obelisk style, is set on a square hase, and is a j roximately twenty five feet tall. Since tite erection of Herndon Monument, a certain tradition has formed around it. According to this tradition, on graduation day, after tlw ceremonies, the piek class forms a snake dance around tke hase of the monument. While tKi5 is going on, one of the glebes climhs to the top with the aid of his classmates and thus the plebes officially become third classmen. r . . . and close by r J H tUc k MC SeU that rings out the glad tidings of victories over Army 14 1 iflffll fiCfl If the Naval Academy Band is too often taken for granted, it is only because of consistent performance and reliable service. Its usual excellent performance is accepted as a matter of routine until a visitor jogs the midshipman ' s memory and reminds him he has one of the finest bands in the Country. Under the uncompromismg baton of Lt. A. C. Morris, the band has developed into a versatile group, but not at the expense of good musicianship. A visitor who has heard Tiger Rag Friday night, Emanon Saturday afternoon, and On- ward Christian Soldiers on Sunday cannot be blamed for asking how many bands the Academy possesses. It feels at home most anywhere ... on the stage of Mahan Hall for a radio broad- cast ... in the wardroom mess ... at a pep rally . . . marching for a P-rade ... in the bandstand ... at a hop . . . and if Carnegie Hall ever beckons, it would feel at home there too. The reason for this exceptional ability probably lies with the individual, each of whom is an artist in his own right. There is no need to designate soloists . . . each man can take his place in front of the band w ith complete confidence. Many have served several hitches at the Academy developing their musicianship, while others have delved into the mysteries of harmony and counterpoint and produced several quality original compositions and arrangements. il! Hnn Lt. Leader A. C. Morris, USN, the leader of the band. Boffom Row; E. A. Pujchert, L. G. Smith, F. Sluka, F. Festagallo, R. Mack, T. S«nesi, L Lockwood, Drum Maior; F. C. Dunham, Lt. Off. in Ch.; A. C. Morris, Lt. Leader; A. Schifanelli, W.O., 2nd Leader; S. Schifaneila, C. Martin, M. Demey, F. Saldino, E. L. Hromadka, N. Ferri. Second row: L. Ebersole, M. Mrlik, Librarian; P. Montalbano, A. E. Caconna, A. Klimes, J. Zadera, A. Bitter, G. Mcintosh, R. Gambone, R. Carfagno, G. Sime, M. Glat- felter, C. French, C. Kirsch, G. Bachmann. Third row: F. Fogler, W. Healey, I. Rusteberg, M. Fink, G. Carle, R. Moeller, C. Burke, A. Abato, P. Benner, P. Rosemark, V. Orso, A. Flacco, W. Akers, J. Schmitt, O. Mozzarelli. Fourth row: F. Link, J. Hunzeker, J. Potocki, W. Taylor, M. Pruitf, C. Smith, M. Magliano, L. Brunner, T. Hawk, G. Gould, V. Walsh, T. Christie, L. George, W. Becker. Fifth Row: E. McLaughlin, P. Dimoggio, P. Lisko, H. Kraft, H. Butler, R. Hawkins, F. Dennis. Hf •7 V . kAL. « V . . ' ; ' Jf. ,. .r .. :- ' ;v 4 . ,.cfw: " i j ' i « » t M TB BflPEl The big-domed building with the shiny spike on top ... the United States Naval Academy Chapel . . . plays a leading role in the life of every midshipman. It may be from the standpoint of the place in which he worships each Sunday, the " Sob Sunday " baccalaureate service, or it may be the place in which he repeats the marriage vows. Most assuredly he cannot escape the Chapel as the center of his " liberty circle. " The Chapel, with its myriad stained glass windows, its impressive service, its beautiful organ, and its nationally-famous choir, is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in the country. It gives an atmosphere of worship keenly felt by all who attend. In the basement of the Chapel is little St. Andrew ' s Chapel. It is simple in decoration, but it gives the feeling of being " at home. " St. Andrew ' s is one of the busier places in the Chapel, too: communion services, early morning Catholic Mass, Sunday School, weddings and baptisms. The spiritual leadership and guidance of Protestant Chaplains Wuebbens and Bishop and Catholic Chaplain Rotrige are a constant source of help and inspiration to the whole Brigade. One of the finest parts of the service in the Chapel is the music of the Chapel Choir. While it is strictly an extra- curricular activity, the Choir has achieved professional excel- lence, and has come to be recognized as one of the Nation ' s leading all-male choral groups. It is the custom of the Choir to make a trip to Washington, D.C., each spring to sing at the National Cathedral and to do a short concert for the President CHOIR Boffom row: W. Homdon, S. L. Coffin, O. J. Manci, Jr., C. C. Whitener, J. F. Martin, J. R. Morrison, I. L. Roenigie, W. A. Schriefer, J. O. Clark, J. R. Foster, C. Norman, W. S. Clark, P. G. Bryant, G. leighton, D. C. Gilley, A. L. Loeffler, R. D. Reem, J. R. Bavie, F. D. Jackson, T. E. Lide, Jr., C. E. Bennett, R. B. Ooghe, C. E. Reid, Jr., P. T. Johnson, R. D. Weedlun, D. Estes, II, C. W. Buziell, Jr., B. F. Price, Wm. M. Smith, Jr. Second row: M. S. Huff, G. L. May, C. E. Bracken, D. J. Space, J. P. Oberholtzer, F. T. Maynord, R. V . Bush, R. M. Gray, Jr., J. J. Entstrasser, Jr., F. R. Muck, J. R. Wilkins, R. L V hite, G. G. Durall, N. L. Gibson, W. C. Collins, I. L. Fenlon, Jr., E. J. Otth, Jr., D. O. Campbell, C. F. Crafts, Jr., W. W. Anderson, W. A. Motson, II, J. L Yankleeck, H. C. Hoyword, R. J. Trotter, J. D. Lesser, A. Pullor, Jr., R. J. Miille, E. W. Carter. Third row: D. P. Travis, L. W. Seogren, H. E. Ruggles, L. S. Kollmorgan, L. A. Lentz, J. N. Cruise, R. L. Allsman, D. H. Evans, R. P. Lewis, A. L. Register, R. E. Goodspeed, B. G. Stone, F. W. Terrell, Jr., C. T. Hanson, N. C. Blackburn, W. J. Ricci, C. Dobony, W. H. Ayres, C. A. Orem, W. P. Stilawrence, M. J. Schultz, Jr., E. R. Doering, H. K. Alexander, Jr., D. R. James, W. J. Thompson, H. K. Thomas, W. R. Kittredge. Top row: D. W. Pogue, S. M. Beck, J. P. Miller, P. L. Maier, F. M. Smith, P. D. Olson, H. H. Adoms, H. M. Ekeren, R. H. McGlohn, Jr., C. M. Rigsbee, N. M. Tollefson, R. H. Richardson, H. R. Anderson, R. P. Gould, R. I. Swart, A. B. Corderman, P. M. Pahl, T. W. Trout, R. H. Small, W. B. Purse, Jr., S. O. Jones, J. L. Head, J. G. Skidmore, C. J. Tetrick, B. M. Shepard. i Chaplain Everett P. Wuebbins, Comdr. (Ch.C.) USN, delivering one of his inspiring messages to the Brigade from the Chapel pulpit. Midshipman Fredrick D. Jackson and Professor Donald C. Gilley, organist and choirmaster, discuss choir matters at the Chapel console. 7;»; i i ;»j ' »9i ' jv,s»;n ' . ' i ' ,«,».v» ' ; at the White House. Prof. Donald C. Gilley is organist and choirmaster, and is largely responsible for the excellence of the Choir. Many midshipmen prefer to attend their own denominational churches and ample opportunity is afforded them to do so in the churches of the City of Annapolis. If a midshipman also desires to attend Sunday School, he may do that too. Some of the Church Parties, as they are known, are quite large. In such cases, as m the Episcopalian and Catholic Church Parties, the midshipmen are divided so that half attend an early service and the other half attend the regular service. Provisions are made for midshipmen to attend special church functions, such as Communion Breakfasts, Church Banquets and Sunday School Parties. There are two clubs for Christian midshipmen at the Academy: one for Catholics and the other for Protestants. The Newman Club, with R. E. Schwoefferman as its presi- dent, is the same organization as found on the campuses of most of the colleges and universities of the country. On alter- nate Sunday evenings the Club has as its guest some eminent person to speak on topics and problems of current interest from the Catholic point of view. NEWMAN CLUB OFFICERS. Seated: F. C. Fogarty, G. T. Balzer, T. E. Alexander, R. E. Schwoefferman. Standing: F. J. Sultill. Chaplain Henry J. Rotrige, Lt. Comdr. (Ch.C.) USN, at the altar in St. Andrew ' s Chapel during Holy Mass. A quiet moment in busy little St. Andrew ' s Chapel which is the scene of baptisms, weddings, Sunday School for the Navy Juniors, Lenten services, and early morning Catholic Mass. The tomb of John Paul Jones, father of our Navy, in the Chapel Crypt. In the floorplate are the names of his commands. Paintings of Jones ' various actions can be seen in the background. Chaplain Roy E. Bishop, Comdr. (Ch.C.) USN, at the lectern in the Chapel, reading from the Bible with his broad Virginia accent. NACA OFFICERS. Seated: R. R. James, secretary, R. Struyk, J. L. Jensen, president, J. D. Caylor, W. J. Knetz. Standing: J. E. Sprague, G. K. Armstrong, W. H. Flint, L W. Seagren. The Club for Protestant midshipmen is the Naval Academy Christian Association, and J. L. Jensen is the president. Its endeavor is to provide wholesome entertainment for the midshipmen in the proper atmosphere. Famous speakers, glee clubs and choirs from other colleges . . . these are just examples of the many varied and intensely interesting programs found at a NACA meeting every other Sunday evening, alternating with the Newman Club. One place the Academy visitor invariably sees, and the midshipman too often forgets to see until he comes back as an alumnus, is the Crypt of the Naval Academy Chapel. The Crypt is the tomb of the father of our Navy, John Paul Jones. The sepulcher itself is elaborately done in bronze and marble, and in the floor-plate around it are inscribed the names of his various commands. On display around the Crypt are a bust of Jones, his sword, his commission, and many other personal items which belonged to him. 19 ViM i. 1 owhere else among the imposing buildings and statues of the yard will you find the delightful contrast of new and old displayed by Ward Hall and Dahlgren Hall, standing side by side. Significantly, the modern Ward Hall with its gleaming white exterior extends in front of the older, grayish, more sedate building . . . yet joins it as if deriving some strength from the substantial pillars of the older structure . . . symbolic, perhaps, of the branch of the Navy it houses. The Ordnance Department, with its new miracle equipment often capable of operat- ing faster and more accurately than the human brain itself, is likewise founded on the firm basic principles that has been the Navy ' s standard throughout the years. Inside, the analogy can be extended . . . equipment showing a Bucit Rogers infiuence, on display in the Model Room of Ward Hall, compares with the old but reliable spotting apparatus which has served many classes faithfully in Dahlgren Hall. Even the functions served by these buildings are highly diversified. Where the halls may ring with professional echos of " right 05 up 500 " on weelcdays ... the rustle of skirts and the sound of feminine voices predominate on week ends. The staccato of marching feet ... the enthusiastic yells of the basketball crowd . . . and even the strains of a symphony orchestra are not infrequently heard. From the first time we took our Springfields off the rack until the time we threw our caps into the air this group of buildings was closely associated with our training routine. t aM ytm zii 3 I IflBUllEll Hllll The scene of many events of varying interest and attendance, Dahlgren Hall is one of the foci of midshipman life. Its main function is that of an armory. The hall w as named after one of the Navy ' s leading ordnance specialists of all time and is appropriately guarded by Dahlgren guns at its entrance. Its shelves and display cases are filled with mementoes of battles and of ordnance developments. Here can be found everything from a squirrel gun to the latest in main battery director and fire-control systems. The day begins early for Dahlgren Hall. First period will always find a company or more of first or second classmen assembled on the balcony waiting to be sent to one of the numerous mock-ups [for an ordnance drill. Remembered are the days that started much earlier . . . with an hour of drill imder arms for the unfortunates on the extra duty squad. From the balcony groups of white-works clad midshipmen follow their respective instructors to their assigned drill. First class year finds the midshipmen working w ith their nose a little more to the grindstone . . . the points awarded for competitive drills is the reward. Points toward the flag . . . the color company. In Dahlgren Hall can be found, if you look, one of the most extensive training aids libraries available. There is to be found without looking too hard, row upon row of MI rifles. These come into play shortly after the last drill is secured. The Brigade forms for P-rade and the man in the back rank groans under the load as the stripers bawl out their preparatory commands. All during these various and sundry activities the building and grounds workmen have been busy setting up bleachers and folding chairs for another basektball game ... or preparing the track on the balcony for an indoor track practice. 22 Bottom row: Doc Snyder, trainer; B. Carnevale, coach; J. C. Barrow, R. H. Searle, J. W. Robbins, captain; H. D. Woods, C. A. Sheehan, Comdr. J. E. Mansfield, officer repre- sentative; P. D. Lawler, manager. Second row.- J. G. Stinson, G. J. Eliopolus, L. O. Rens- berger, R. G. Cioitor, R. C. Clinite, T. E. Jenike, R. N. Andreson. Top row: S. H. Olson, R. S. Burton, M. O. Poul, P. L. Quinn, R. O. Moberly, J. A. Donovan. uni A new regulation hardwood basketball court was laid in Dahlgren Hall last November to initiate the 1947-48 season auspiciously. No more would the Academy cagers not be on a par w ith the best quintets in the country as far as playing facilities were concerned. Coach Ben Carnevale made plans early in October for fashioning the squad which would succeed the 1947 represen- Veteran forward Bob Searle played three years on the varsity, was leading scorer for the season, added height to the small team. Chuck Sheehan, also a veteran of three years, moved into a first string guard post his last season. Standing left to right: Commander J. E. Mansfield, ofFicer representative; Jack Robbins, team captain; Mr. Ben Carnevale, coach; and P. D. Lawler, manager. Jack Robbins, team captain and ace forward, played varsity for four years. John Barrow acted as pivot man, did a lot of scoring. Unidentified Navy player eases in a shot in the Johns Hopkins game, John Barrow in the background. Bob Claitor was tallest man on the squad, spelled Barrow at center. George Eliopolus leads a Duke man in a pirouette. Harry Woods picks up two points in the gome with Muhlenberg. Harry Woods worked into the starting line-up at guard, but was eased out in a shift to give height to the team. 24 Captain Jack Robbins scores two from the right side in the game with Hopkins. George Eliopolus was moved to center, helped over- come the large West Virginia lead. Robbins tries again, this time from the left side, in the Hopkins gome. Bob Searle moves in unopposed for a neat lay-up shot in the game with Viilanova, Navy ' s worst defeat of the season. Bob Claitor stretches out with a foul shot in the same game. Columbia beat Navy with foul shots. tative in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Main prospects as the candidates began workouts in November were Capt. Jack Robbins, Bob Searle, John Barrow, Chuck Sheehan. Speedy Harry Woods worked into the first five as the result of his showing against a tough New York University team, which scrimmaged here late in November. With a disadvantage in height, the starters concentrated on conditioning, a fiist-break offense, and alert defensive tactics. Two pre-Christmas games were not a true test of the Navy group; the mettle of the varsity was first tested following a long vacation lay-off. The recess hurt the squad ' s preparations as it dropped the first January match, edged out a win, and then lost two games away. Brightest spot in that month was left-handed Searle ' s rapid rise in the scoring totals. The California first classman began to hit consistently on one-hand specialties. Coach Carnevale, thought of changing to a zone defense in an attempt to stop the strong offenses of the Eastern power- houses on the schedule, but chose to wait. Here was a turning point in the Navy fortunes as both offense and standard man-to- man play began to click. Seeking a method for capturing more rebounds off the boards, lanky Bob Claitor replaced Barrow at the center position with Lee Rensberger was one of the stars of the close West Virginia game, was close behind Searle and Robbins at forward. Stanley Olson practices a left-handed lay-up shot. Olson saw service as a guard. Dicl( Clinlte figured in the shuffle toward the end of the season to gain height. Paul Quinn was a substitute pivot man and guord. 25 Ronnie Burton tried hard for three years to malce the starting line-up. John Stinson tries a tip-in in practice, was a substitute guard on the squad. Ronald Andresen was a good ball stealer, was also a substitute guard. Milton Paul was second string guard until an ankle injury benched him early in the season. One of the squad ' s tall men. Barrow remaining in the line-up to add to the overall height of the quintet. The old walls of Dahlgren Hall really rang from the cheers that accompanied the resulting February suc- cesses. Determination to win in spite of the fact that com- parative scores favored the opposition more than once was a key factor. Not to be overlooked was the role of early season bench-warmers, George Eliopolus and Lee Rensberger, whose fight added to the varsity ' s chances while the starters rested. Greatest accomplishment in the eyes of Coach Carnevale was the vastle improved defensive play of the Navy five ... so improved that West Virginia, perennial standout in the East, was held to less than 40 points for the first time in five years. The ups and downs continued for the cage team with four- point victories over Penn State and Gettysburg sandwiched between defeats at the hands of Muhlenberg and Penn. Colum- bia, Ivy league champions, brought a highly touted group to the Academy which was completely played off its feet by a hustling Navy team. Yet the Lions edged out a close victory in the last minutes. Unsullied by the numerous setbacks the Blue and Gold went to West Point and shellacked the Grey- legs, 49-36. Effective floor play coupled with Robbins ' season high of 21 points left Army lagging after the first ten minutes. Lee Rensberger drops in a left-handed lay-up shot in the Villa- nova game, with John Stinson covering the possible rebound on the other side. The center jump at the start of the second half in the game with Princeton. 26 Lot unlike Madison Square Garden, Dahlgren Hall is quick to change its dress from daylight sports and work clothes to evening formal attire. The time is short from the basketball to the first note of the symphony orchestra, or twirl of the ballerina. The moment the last midshipman and his drag leave the armory floor, the finishing touches are put on the concert stage ... or band stand and the punch stand. Rows of chairs are lined up on canvas covering the new basketball court. Lights are hung and curtains drawn. The hop com- mittee descends on the whole affair to administer the last minute touches to Dahlgren Hall ' s party dress. The metamorphosis complete, the crowd begins to arrive . . . the same crowd . . . but they too are in a different mood ... a different dress. They come in the hushed atmosphere with anticipation that is no less intensely felt than by a crowd entering Carnegie Hall. Many are the famous artists who have trod the boards of Dahlgren Hall ' s makeshift stage. Their performances have been startling . . . and wonderfully received. On many occasions broadcast booths are seen in Dahlgren Hall. Sometimes local . . . and at times coast to coast. Prob- ably the most memorable occasion for the midshipman to remember is the graduation ceremonies that he attends as a star performer. All of these memorable events . . . under one roof. Drills, parades, athletic events, concerts, graduations, pep rallies, change-of-command ceremonies ... all speak of the wonderful versatility of Dahlgren Hall. The stellar Concert Series for the 1947-48 season was as usual, studded with stars. Under the direction of Capt. R. N. Norgaard, USN, the committee forwarded the purpose of the Naval Academy Concert Series by bringing to the Brigade and the officers and instructors four splendid and varied concerts. First in the series, early in December, was an old favorite, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. After Christmas the Dark Ages were lightened by the inspired Philharmonic Piano Quartet. In February the concert-goers where thrilled with selections by Anna Kaskas, contralto, and Donald Dame, tenor. The season was brought to a tumultuous close by Marina Suetlova and company in a series of entertaining ballets. 27 Bill Barnes and Lt. Comdr. Wail, who together ran the hop com- mittee are responsible in no small part for the generally excellent year of hops. Ail this was helped little by their constant worry over a depleted budget. The dansant . . . the hop . . . swinging on the Severn shores ... the scene for romance ... for proposals . . . and unfortu- nately for refusals . . . hops to " Beat Army " ... to celebrate Christmas . . . Thanksgiving . . . or just to pass away a cold winter Saturday evening . . . hops, figures of boys and girls swirling out of the confines of the military world into any setting one chooses . . . the girls . . . the tall ones . . . short ones . . . pretty ones . . . and the ones that aren ' t so pretty . . . ones who are blase . . . excited . . . enthralled . . . disap- pointed ... in love . . . out of love ... or not so sure. Girls from the finishing school ... the post-debutante ... the girl from next door ... the secretary ... the model ... the college coed . . . from the North ... the South ... the East and the West. The music soft . . . blaring . . . disjointed . . . smooth. The lights hard and unflattering . . . lights soft and alluring. Eyes open and sparkling . . . eyelids coyly lowered . . . search- ing eyes . . . provocative eyes . . . taunting eyes. Frivolous decorations . . . cold armory walls . . . candy striped poles . . . rows of rifles . . . rustling silk and crinkling taffeta . . . blues . . . whites . . . and civilian tails. In this setting people dancing . . . people talking . . . couples waltzing . . . couples promenading . . . men laughing . . . girls pouting . . . men sulking . . . girls laughing . . . the Queen . . . the Brick . . . the Little Woman . . . Sister Jane . . . Cousin Sue . . . minia- tures compared . . . crests returned . . . then Sleepy Time Gal ... the Navy Blue and Gold . . . tired feet . . . shuffling feet . . . Attention . . . Oh, say can you see by the dawn ' s early light . . . now couples dashing . . . others loafing . . . holding hands ... he ... she .. . you or I ... the parts of the whole that make up the story of the Naval Academy soiree . . . the wonderful Naval Academy Hop. Seated: E. Frothingham, Jr., J. M. Ivey, B. A. Moore, J. M. Davis, W. H. Barnes, III, W. C. Graham, Jr., B. S. Dowd, Jr., W. H. Barton, Jr., M. A. Chiara. Standing: P. S. Soteropulos, J. R. Walker, I. N. Fraser, R. T. Styer, P. L. Schoos, J. R. Burgess, R. K. Ripley, R. A. Bisselle, F. A. Smith, R. W. O ' Reilly, G. E. Irish, K. R. Burns, R. B. Plank. 28 •. I y .?.• .■ IIL J.. rn ji rr The results of any Naval engagement depends directly upon the damage we inflict upon the enemy in comparison to the damage inflicted upon us by the enemy. This damage is caused by the use of projectiles, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other explosive-filled instruments of war. The success of our forces depends upon our offensive use of and defensive protection from such armament, and the knowledge of the limitations and capabilities of our own and our enemy ' s equipment. It is the purpose of the Department of Ordnance and Gun- nery to give to the graduates of this school a basic under- standing of the problems to be expected and the means of obtaining a solution to such problems. This purpose is ac- complished through the means of recitations, drills, and the practice cruises during the summer months. During our two years of classroom work we learn of the guns and the fire control equipment necessary to secure hits from those guns. We study ballistics, the science of the motion of projectiles, which gives us an explanation of what happens while the projectile is in the gun and describes its action while on its way to the target. This department is the most progressive one at the Academy, a necessity if it is to keep us posted on the latest developments in its field of work. The latest communication procedures are issued to us for study. As information is obtainable on rocket research or torpedo control we study it in the classroom. The computer . . . any mark . . . any mod . . . proved to be a worthy opponent in the schematic diagram or in actuality. Its real value ... as a friend . . . became apparent to us under the stress of simulated battle problems . . . realistic and modern as the building in which the event took place. The ordnance depart- ment gave us many hour s of really practical work-outs. 30 31 i UL 1 J We study the surface fire control problem and the anti- aircraft fire control problem in detail. Our problem, the hitting of a moving object at long range from a rolling, pitching, moving ship, is analyzed and the mechanical solution by the computer is followed through in full. Drills in this department during the academic year closely parallel the recitations which enables us to see and do the various things about which we study. You learn by doing, and by the handling of the actual material we are able to retain the important points covered in any problem. The skilled use of electronic and mechanical equipment in our Navy is a large and time taking job. Only by experience can you take full advantage of the picture on the radar scope located in Combat Information Center, or can you analyze the fire control problem and make the necessary corrections to the computer in plot, or can you secure fast and accurate fire support for the troops on the beach. The battle is the final pay-off in any war. The fine work and training of the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery assures the American people that the U.S. Navy will always be ready to hit hard, to hit fast, to hit often, and to hit accurately. Captain Merle A. Sawyer, Head of the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery, served as Staff Commander of the Atlantic Fleet prior to reporting for duty at the Academy. His service career has been intimately connected withi ordnance equipment and problems. Firtl row: Lf. Col. H. R. Werner, Comdr. R. R. Pratt, Comdr. R. S. Mcndelkorn, Copt, {now Comdr.) R. A. Newton, Captain M. A. Sawyer, Head of Dept.; Comdr. F. J. Foley, Comdr. E. T. Reich, Comdr. J. A. Heath, It. Col. M. Adelmon. Second row: It. Cdr. H. C. White, Lt. Cdr. T. R. Perry, Lt. Cdr. J. C. Bidwell, Comdr. J. G. Ross, Comdr. J. N. Johnson, Comdr. E. G. Sanderson, Comdr. W. A. Hood, Jr., Lt. Cdr. A. T. Micholson, It. Cdr. W. H. Mack. Third row: Mr. J. R. Dee, It. L. R. Wright, Lt. (jg) J. Henson, Lt. C. V. Gardiner, Lt. Cdr. R. R. Carter, Lt. Cdr. W. R. Bornett, Lt. (jg) W. A. Wright, Lt. (jg) A. C. Plambeck, Mr. E. K. Barber. ell known to both visitors and Midshipmen is the South corner of the yard, for here is situated Thompson Stadium, the home field of the football and track teams; the varsity tennis courts, where the varsity net men battle for points; and Holland Field, where Annapolis small fry get a chance to see marching Midshipmen through the wire fence. In the Fall, visitors trek to Thompson Stadium to see a hard fighting Navy team try to vanquish their adversaries. The steel in the stadium, diverted from use in warships, has nevertheless been exposed to the war cries of Midshipmen eager for their team ' s victory. If not the largest stadium of the nation ' s campuses, it can be said to have the most beautiful view. If the games get dull, which they seldom do, the spectator can divert his attention to the picturesque scene of white sails framed by the blue waters of the bay to the seaward side. Springtime finds grueling matches being fought on the tennis courts landward of Thompson Stadium, while in the stadium panting, sweating, track teams are vying for top honors. Holland Field, directly in back of the stadium, is the battlefield for many intramural sports. Its mud is the right consistency to make pushball and fieldball games the interesting sports that they are. Whether as a casual spectator or as a participant in any of the sports played in this vicinity, this corner of the yard is sure to hold some fond memories for those who have availed themselves of its facilities. H IJlJlllW. ■ ■- » ■ t! ' iwu da St Uu Pt The football story of any year ... of any school . . . starts on the practice field. The spark given to the team by its coach and captain is the spark that fires the Brigade. To Captain Dick Scott fell the honor of lighting the Army Game pyre ... as he had sparked the team, and the Brigade all season. FIRST REGIMENTAL ST AFF. J. P. Zimmerman, CPO; F. M. McCurdy, Operations; O. C. Paciulli, Jr., Communications; R. H. Searle, Supply; W. N. Small, CPO; E. M. Zacharias, Jr., Adjutant; J. W. McCord, Regimental Commander. fill SlilPOS . . . and the foothall games they took us to. To the Fall Set the responsibility of getting the brigade underway for a new year was given. We remember them as the men w ho led us to Baltimore and Philadelphia to watch the Navy eleven each Saturday . . . we remember their names as they blared out over the field when we marched in . . . we remember their first parade . . . and the first formation after leave. All these things showed ... on the surface. The actual value of the Fall Set, and their biggest worry, went far deeper than that. To the first stripers of the Class of ' 48-B fell the responsibility of the new class policy. The policy was on paper . . . and was yet to be proved . . . under fire. It had been approved . . y the majority . . . but the minority left the stripers with their biggest problem of leadership. How well they handled their problem is history . . . they put the policy of theory into fact. They took the new plebe class and settled them into the life of the brigade. They answered the endless list of questions that only a new plebe class can dream up. They settled a myriad of petty gripes and diflPerences. They suggested and put into effect the minor bits of luxury that make life a little easier . . . and more beneficial ... at the Naval Academy. Their job done well, they turned over to the middle set a brigade of higher morale and spirit then we can remember in our four short years. 34 BRIGADE STAFF. W. W. Lee, Color Bearer; F. S. Tiernan, Adjutant; D. D. Foulds, Brigade Captain; R. B. Hodson, Communications; H. A. True, Operations; J. F. White, Jr., Supply; C. E. Hathaway, Deputy Brigade Commander; W. F. Doddy, Color Bearer. SECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF. J. K. McConeghy, Jr., Communications; A. M. Poteet, Jr., Operations; A. E. Conord, CPO; W. A. Speer, Supply; D. Holstein, CPO; E. P. Supancic, Adjutant; B. W. Bevis, Regimental Commander. 35 FIRST BATTALION STAFF. H. Remsen, Supply; H. R. Stringfellow, Sub Commander; F. W. On, Jr., CPO; C. A. Sheehan, Adjutont; M. D. Marsh, Battalion Commander. FIRST BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. G. W. Marshall, 4th Company; G. M. Bell, Jr., 1st Company; R. R. McKechnie, 2nd Company; S. W. Dunn, Jr., 3rd Company. SECOND BATTALION SiArK Vv. i . Vvhlle, supply; C. L. Lewis, bub Commandei; L . R. Hamlin, CPO; D. R. Thornhill, Adjutant; P. L. Quinn, Battalion Commander. SECOND BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. W. Wegner, 8th Company; F. R. LofFerty, Jr., 7th Company; R. G. Claitor, 6th Company; J. M. Davis, 5th Company. Under the blare of the loudspeaker announcing our arrival we marched into the field ... to cheer our opponents and our sup- porters in true Navy style. Manning the stands was not always easy . . . sometimes actually a trial to perseverance. THIRD BAHAUON COMPANY COMMANDERS. N. L. Duncan, 9th.Company; F. L. Nelson, 1 0th Company; A. T. Roulston, I 1 »h Company; R. T. Styer, 1 2»h Company. THIRD BATTALION STAFF. L. A. Jay, Supply; N. W. Smusyn, Sub Commander; A. F. Shimmel, CPO; R. E. Wainwright, Adjutant; E. Rudzis, Battalion Commander. FOURTH BAHAIION COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. S. Brunson, 13th Compony; G. T. Bolzer, 14th Company; N. L. Halliday, 15th Company; R. E. Nicholson, 16th Company. FOURTH BATTALION STAFF. P. D. Lawler, Supply; J. E. Vinsel, Sub Commander; D. M. Smith, Battalion Commander; M. J. O ' Friel, Adjutant; R. N. Hall, II, CPO. From the stands we watched our team fight a tough season; and wondered where the girl friend was . . . knowing that she was • . « rooting twice as hard as we were. From our seats we looked down on our worthy opponents, and knew just what they were thinking. := ' t fIFTH BATTALION STAFF. R. P. Nottingham, Supply; E. W. Meyers, Sub Commander; G. W. Dittman, CPO; C. C. Villarreol, Adjutant; R. D. Schneider, Battalion Commander. FIFTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. G. S. Wright, 1 7th Company; R. C. Mor- row, 1 8»h Company; D. R. Nolen, 1 9th Company; J. S. Crosby, Jr., 20th Company. SIXTH BATTALION STAFF. H. F. Smith, Supply; K. k. Ihiele, Sub Commander; C. L. buit, III, CPO; H. J. Thompson, Adjutant; W. H. Barnes, III, Battalion Commander. SIXTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. B. V. Damberg, i s Company; E. F. Resch, 22nd Company; J. M. Ivey, Jr., 23rd Company; R. L. Beatty, 24th Company. At half time Bill was tlie target of photographers and attack by the enemy ' s forces ... all this and statistics too as recorded and reported by the observers in the press box . . . and Bill found a new field to mov hen things got dull. 7? . 70 7 m 71 57 5F 9F «? 9 3? Sf . ' - front: R. E. Shimshak; J. P. Tagliente; K. W. Schwieck; S. Emerson; C. G. Strahley; Captain R. U. Scott; R. T. Lawrence; R. K. Russell; A. L. Markel; E. N. Smith; M. D. Gerber; R. G. Hunt. Second: R. H. Baysinger; J. W. Harvey; C. Cooper; R. C. Mondevilie; B. C. Hogan; M. L. Gillam; E. I. Golding; R. P. Williams; W. F. Hawkins; A. C. McCully; W. C. Earl; Manager T. Woods. Short Row: J. R. Kennedy; R. R. Aillet; R. E. Home; W. J. Abromitis; W. D. Weir; T. D. Persons; R. N. Smith; P. J. Ryan; E. J. Piasecki. fourth Row: H. G. Prosier; W. R. Wagner; J. W. Dorsey; E. A. Cruise; H. D. Arnold; B. M. Jones; F. H. Gralow; C. M. Jones; L. H. Derby; V. H. SchoefFer; J. K. Twilla. fifth Row: J. S. Bier; A. M. Sinclair; W. A. Konakanui; D. M. Ridderhoff; M. H. Losell; R. N. Andreson; R. L. McElroy; C. E. Dorris; C. C. Kileen; R. Schwoeffermon. Sixth Row: F. W. Lauer; B. A. Moore; H. B. Woods; H. N. Key; J. D. Beeler; I. A. Hissom. Sock Row; Coaches: E. E. Miller; E. J. Erdelatz; J. N. Wilson; Major H. A. Harwood; R. C. McNeish; Captain Tom Hamilton. f fT i rr LL There was none but the deepest respect and admiration for Capt. Tom Hamilton, a Naval leader capable of competing with the best football brains in the country and in their own medium. Helping in the hard work were Major H. A. Harwood, center coach; Mr. E. J. Erdelatz, end coach; Mr. E. E. Miller, line COACHING STAFF. Major H. A. Harwood; Mr. E. J. Erdeloti; Mr. E. E. Miller; Captain Tom Homilton; Mr. John N. Wilson; Mr. R. C. McNeish. 39 Ail-American center and captain of the team, Dick Scott, best line baclcer in the East and most consistent, all-round good player on the team. coach; Mr. John N. Wilson and Mr. R. C. McNeish, backfield coaches. California: This year something ne-w was added. The entire team was taken to the West Coast to train for the first game of the season, out there for the first time in Navy history, marking the beginning of a series between Navy and California. Navy went into that game with thoughts of last year ' s Army game producing high morale. Grouped about radios in Bancroft Hall, we exchanged glances and told each other that this was a Navy year ... it seemed that we were set for a good season as the team moved against the Golden Bears of California, but the passing attack bogged down at a critical moment and Navy lost the initiative to the home team. After Bob Celeri of the Bears scored from the 21, Navy began to get nowhere, and it was after the second California score before the team got rolling again. Harrison Frazier blocked a punt on the California 18, scrambled to his feet, scooped it up on the 14 and got down to the 2 before he was stopped. With three minutes to go, Baysinger tallied on a sneak through the middle. Trailing 13-7, the team decided to take advantage of the few remaining minutes and successfully pulled the first of the season ' s onside kicks to start the drive. This time it was an unfortunate pass interception that ended the march deep into California territory. Columha: It was an unhappy crew that returned to Annapolis the following Saturday to meet Columbia in Thompson Sta- dium. They felt that they had let us down, and one Robert Russell ' s punting that kept Navy deep in her own territory did nothing to boost morale. The late start spirit was there on the field and in the stands, and hardly four yards remained between a loss and a tie at the final horn ... a testimonial of Navy cour- age. We saw those good plays . . . our team had it, but it didn ' t fit together all of the time. We scored first, on a beauti- ful lateral from Home to Hawkins, who dashed 53 yards around Billy Earl tries an end run in the California game. Pete Williams prepares to shove away a Bear tackier on a run worth nine yards. Bob Schwoefferman looks small hiding behind his blockers on an end run. ' f .: - • . j ' % " ■ ' 40 A Columbia back is trapped by Phil Ryan in front, aided by Cliucl Strahley, Ed Golding, and Myron Gerber. end and down the inside line. The Lions clicked with a passing attack that gave them the extra touchdown in the third quarter. The fourth period fired determination in the hearts of the Navy team, but it did not pay off until the next week. Dulce: By now we were the underdogs in a tough league playing one of the toughest schedules in the country, a fact that did something for the brigade spirit. We were ready for Duke in the Baltimore Stadium. The Blue Devils were determined to hold on to their winning streak which made the first half of this game tighter than a no-hit baseball game in the World Series. The ball changed hands practically every four downs ... it was a fan ' s game, and the best was yet to come. The tenseness on the field during the second half w as echoed m the stands as both teams switched from a ground attack to the air. Right, Bob SchwoefFerman, speedy but light halfback, regular game starter, and center Harry Key, veteran of three seasons. Below, halfback Billy Earl and co-captains-elect Pete Williams and Scott Emerson. At righf is star end Art Market. First string end Phil Ryan and Bill Hawkins, high scorer and most consistent ground-gainer on the team. Guard Bob Hunt saw plenty of action. Tex Lawrence did double duty as center and line backer. Ken Schiweck, hefty second team guard and line plug. Halfback Al McCully was the star of, the Tech game. A block by Phil Ryan helps pave the way for fleet Bob Schwoeffer- man to get deep into Duke territory. Duke scored first to start the thrills, which were heightened as Navy marched 74 yards after the kickofF to tie the score when Bob Home w armed up his passing arm. The last four minutes of this game approached the ' 46 Army game as a limit for stomach-gripping thrills. It was the season ' s best display of cool skill and daring born of the determination to do all that was possible to keep this third game from being another one touchdown loss. Something had to be done to make the score more closely depict the brilliant playing of Capt. Dick Scott and the entire team. It began with Duke holding the ball at midfield. Duke ' s Fred Folger uncorked a scoring pass to Ed Austin. It looked bad for the home team, and here began the longest three minutes in football history. Little Ben Moore came in to try for a kickoff run back. Taking the ball on the 5, he was almost clear at the 45, but that one remaining man got him. Quickly the team huddled and came out . . . Home to Earle for 9, then Hawkins took it to the Duke 40 as the clock showed a minute and a half. Every man in the stadium was on his feet. Two passes fell incomplete, then Home threw to Earle on the Duke 20 ... 55 seconds to go ... an incom- plete pass from Home. Down on the one-yard line. Bob Schwoefferman leaped high to snag the ball away from three Duke men . . . one incomplete in the end zone . . . ten seconds. Jim Wills, extra point specialist. Roy Russell shifted from end to halfback in midseason, did well. Guard Ed Golding did a lot for the line. Reeves Baysinger ran, passed, and kicked, operated the T fro m his quarterback post. Quarterback Bob Home threw the Duke game passes, sparked the touchdown drives in other games. At eft. Bill Hawkins scoring the first Navy touchdown, and at right, going over for the second, both in the Duke game. one play to go, and big Bill Hawkins tore through the middle like a freight train. Seconds later a hush fell over the stands as calm Jim Wills came out to kick the point that tied this game and ended a ten-game losing streak for the Blue and Gold amid the cheers of the brigade and Navy friends. Cornell: We were on the road again, unfortunately for the Big Red of Cornell. For once, there was power to spare, but it was not evident in the first three minutes when Cornell hung up a quick seven points. Then Reeves Baysinger scored from the one to climax a 77-yard march in seven plays to tie up the game. A 53-yard pass interception put Cornell in the lead again, but an immediate 54-yard charge in four plays put Navy in front to stay, and Jim Wills sewed it up with a 13-yard field goal as the half ended. The second half was all Navy. The line, led by Dick Scott and Dick Shimshak, was responsible for holding Cornell to a mere 19 yards by rushing, while Bill Hawkins alone ripped of 131 yards. Pennsylvania: Next, we watched our team hold mighty Penn to one touchdown, until the luckless fourth quarter. Something was wrong. It is said that winning teams make their own breaks, but Providence was helping Penn that day. Our line w as hot, and Art Markel intercepted a Minisi pass. It took a lot of passes to set up the three Penn scores, once they got the Billy Earl takes Baysinger ' s pass down to the 35 on the way to Navy ' s first score in the Duke game. Strongman Newbold Smith played tackle for four years. Bill Hawkins off for a long gain in the Penn game as Schwoefferman takes out the end. Roy Russell takes one from Baysinger. Speedster Rook Moore had a high run-back average. Leff: Jim Wills kicking the first extra point in the Gerogia Tech game while Bob Home holds. Cenfer: Guard Bill Weir spelled Emerson and Golding in the line. Right: Bob Schwoefferman flies low over the middle of the Georgia Tech line. Fullback Myron Gerber goes over standing up from eight yards out for Navy ' s second score in the Tech game. ball on Navy fumbles. Every Navy drive was stopped by a pass interception or a fumble, but the game was not w on until the last quarter. Their third score came in the last eight seconds, an insult to the scrapping Navy team. ]S[otre Dame: Only a few of us v ere lucky enough to see a fighting Navy team play the great Notre Dame combination. The Irish respected the Navy team after that game in spite of the score ... it was a fight to the finish by an outclassed, but fight- ing, Navy squad. Notre Dame did not make those touchdowns easily, because time after time the charging Navy line stopped their running attack and forced them to take to the air, where Lujack and Tripucka held honors. It was a clean game; Navy lost only fifteen yards in penalties. Bob Schwoefferman made a nice stop when he shivered Lujack at the end of his long run, and Dick Scott and Reeves Baysinger did some beautiful punt- ing. The one really outstanding play by Navy came in the wan- ing minutes of the game. Trying desperately to score, the team was caught at midfield with four yards to go for first down after a march from the 20 on Bob Home ' s passes, when Duff Arnold came in the game, supposedly to punt. Seconds later, he was streaking past startled Notre Dame players on his way to the 12, and when cornered there, he lateraled to Bill Hawkins, Left to right: Joe Tagliente played hard in the tackle slot. Cal Kileen threw left-handed passes from quarterback. Duff Arnold did some kicking and made a beautiful run in the Notre Dame game. End Harrison Frasier blocked a California punt. Left fo right: Plunging fullback Bill Abromitis had injury trouble. Hardworking Bob Smith fought to advance to first string end. Guard Charlie Cooper saw a lot of action his first varsity year. Bob Aillet played halfback. who fought down to the 8. A fumble ended the drive just one yard short of a touchdown. Georgia Tech: We couldn ' t beat the top team in the country, but we had every intention of making up for those lucky wins Georgia Tech had taken from us in past years. It was no diff- erent this year . . . there was a helpless feeling when we saw our lead erased in the last six mmutes. The deciding points came from a field goal as the half ended. The statistics showed an even game, but fumbles were against us and we dropped what might have been an avenging victory. Al McCully was the star of the game, with his long runs eating up yardage all through the contest. Gerber ' s touchdown from the 8 was a coach ' s dream play. Everything worked perfectly and he went over untouched. Pain State: We need something . . . perhaps a victory to match the one over Cornell . . . we needed a boost before the two week ' s practice for the tilt with the Graylegs, but our luck was all gone . . . even the weatherman was against us. There wasn ' t a more miserable day all season than the Saturday Penn State kept a clean record at our expense in the mud of Baltimore Stadium. Our fumbles were not the cause, either, even though the ball and the field seemed slickest just in front of their end zone. Cornell fans had given up hope by the time Bill Hawkins had made the second half score through the middle. This shot from the press box shows Bob Schwoefferman starting a big gain inside end in the Georgia Tech game. End Art Markel tucks in a pass and struggles six more yards in the Penn State game. The action pictures on this page speak for themselves. Right, above, " Big Tree " Shimshak anchored one side of the Navy line. Army: For the fourth successive year we saw the Graylegs take the victory, only this year it wasn ' t Blanchard, Davis, and Tucker who did the trick, but Rip Rowan and the whole Army team. They were on fire and we couldn ' t put it out. Nobody can say our team did not try hard, but the twelfth man, a varsity member last year, was absent . . . this year the Army team had twelve men. We started fast in the first quarter, moving deep into Cadet territory, and got down to the Army 8 in the second, but Army did all the scoring . . . Rowan ' s pass to Kellum in the first, Rowan ' s long run in the second, Trent ' s interception in the third. We had a good team . . . Army played a better game. Chuck Strahley finally settled in the tackle position, opening holes for fullback Myron Gerber ' s line plunges. Gerber was a great line-backer. 46 Kneeling: B. Schniebolk, D. S. Allen, R. S. Moore, Captain L. F. Vogt, W. R. Kent, W. H. Barnes, III. Standing: Lt. Commander R. N. Miller, USN, Officer Representative; T. W. Tift, F. R. Carter, T. M. Gardiner, H. P. Fishmon, J. K. Walker, F. W. Benson, A. R. Schofleld Coocfi Art Hendrix. Left fo right, fop: Mike Vogt, number one man, and Pete Fishman. Bottom: Tommy Tift, and ' 48-B ' s lone representative. Bill Barnes. vsgpir » if 4 I n n I The twang of tennis rackets meeting tennis balls marked the end of the Dark Ages. This was the beginning of the great out- door movement into the fresh air and sunshine of another Annap- olis spring. Sheltered as they are between Dahlgren and Ward halls and protected by the massive oaks of Captain ' s row, the early spring sunshine was slow to break through to the chilled racketmen. It ' s a mighty cold way for Coach Art Hendrix ' s men to start their season. As the season grew warmer, the shade was welcome for the long afternoon practice sessions when the sun v as merciless on the main match court. However, tennis is the sport that fits naturally with sunshine and tans. It is the kind of sport that many can play but few can play well. The good players are to be found on this page . . . the men who represented the Academy on the match courts across the nets from the best in the East, the South and even the Midwest, and not without credit. The leading doubles teams are on opposite sides of the net. Left to right: Bill Barnes, Mike Vogt, Pete Fishman, and Tommy Tift. 47 i---i::k- i: ' -M-4-m7m .4MatMdK «■»-,. IV- Halfback Eddie Armstrong does his stufF in these three pictures. Top: An off-tockle plunge picks up five yards. Center: A kick-off runback good for six points when Ed turned on the speed. Bot- tom: John Herlihy was in position for down-field blocking, but the line backer stopped Ed after a gain of ten yards. 15fl-PII i fT LL Two years without a single loss to mar a perfect record! Two successive times the Navy 150-pound football team took possession of the George Oakley Smalley trophy, prize of Eastern Intercollegiate lightweight football, and the year 1947 saw the " mighty mites " really make an impression on the intercollegiate scene. The path to a second championship looked plenty rough with the knowledge that the old league stand-bys were anxious to gain revenge against the upstarts from the Academy. Rutgers, recognized as the greatest threat to Navy supremacy, arrived on a warm October afternoon to open the home sched- ule. Halfway through the first quarter the Blue line opened a hole and Captain Buddy Vance zipped downfield 71 yards for the first touchdown. The New Jersey squad held on and only once again did the " mighty mites " do damage. Fresh from a rest at halftime, Ed Armstrong, playing the other half- back post, ran 69 yards to paydirt. Much of the credit for the 13-0 win that started the midshipmen on the road of good fortune went to the line of Don Stephens and Stan Mayfield at ends, John Herlihy and Phil Nelson tackles, Herm Stromberg and Dean Hansen guards, and Ed Rogers at the center spot. Preceding the varsity Cornell-Princeton get-together at Princeton the old grads turned out to witness the " little Tigers " challenge the Navy streak. Armstrong carried Prince- ton ' s first punt back 70 yards to score. Again he crossed the goal in the second period and Vance followed with an 80-yard sprint that left the Orange and Black behind 20-0 at the half. The Tigers scored twice but the Navy team left with a decisive 25-13 margin. Villanova ventured against the " mighty mites " next and found there was plenty of power and scoring punch in the Blue and Gold. Armstrong opened the scoring with a 35-yard sprint. The Wildcats countered when Leigh ton returned the kick-off 89 yards to bring about the intermission score, 7-6. 48 I 3 7 1? !4ii..ii e4 4 24xe45?4|r- t The second half saw the 150 ' s turn on the heat and leave Villanova on the short end of a 26-6 result. The Middle West was slower in adopting the new kind of football as a varsity sport, but Illinois was an eager entrant in the quickly expanding league of Big Nine schools. Buddy Vance tallied three touchdowns and Carl Buck, just dis- covered as another lightning-fast scatback, scored also to add a 27-6 conquest to the laurels of the midshipmen. Again the Navy running attack clicked against Cornell University as before and several long passes assisted in a 31-0 rout of the Big Red ' s little brother. The track team ' s dash specialist, Jim Murray, picked up two of the five touchdowns. Gene Bowers, another reliable halfback, carried a pass inter- ception for 45 yards through the whole Cornell team. Penn possessed a poor record, but an especially tough line and the " mighty mites, " determined to finish a brilliant season properly, found the going hard at several occasions. Vance, the outstanding back in the league, galloped 65 yards for his ninth touchdown and later plunged two yards to total 60 points in his last year at the Academy. The Quakers ' passing netted them one touchdown and the final score remained 26-7 for the midshipmen. Bollom row: Comdr. A. Coward, coach; A. E. Conord, W. S. Gabriel, E. B. Rogers, E. S. Bowers, D. B. Hanson, R. C. Vance, R. G. Tobin, I. N. Fraser, T. E. Alexonder, D. R. Stephens, J. D. Herlihy, E. S. Armstrong, Comdr. W. J. Schlacks, assistant coach. Second row; G. E. Swecker, R. I. Jones, D. S. Albright, D. S. Kobey, H. A. Stromberg, P. J. Sarris, P. D. Roman, L. W. T. Waller, C. DiBenedetto, B. M. Downes, H. J. Bushman, S. G. Mayfleld, A. B. Cooper, rhird row: Ens. J. Petit, R. E. Sivinski, D. M. Latham, R. W. Shannon, D. J. Woodard, M. J. Schultz, A. E. Drew, E. S. Briggs, J. D. Murray, M. A. Zettle, 1. P. Deoring, R. M. Bossert, C. E. Crowley, M. Menkes, monoger. Top row: P. J. Conley, R. L. Lowler, R. Siegmeister, G. E. Leslie, J. J. DiMordo, D. J. Dunham, M. E. Hardy, C. M. Buck, C. C. Angleman, J. F. Bladgett, L. C. Morrow, P. S. Nelson. Bob Sivinski is shov n booting the extra point after the first of four touchdowns in the game with the Penn lightweights. 49 num Tiifli:i In the spring of the year, the spacious confines of Thompson stadium could hardly hold the many aspirants fighting for a place on the track squad coached by the former olympic star and world record holder Earl " Tommy " Thompson. The stadium was unique in that it was probably the only one in the country having a five-inch gun with accompanying director within a stone ' s throw of the discus circle. Unique also was the natural air-conditioning afforded by the cool breezes blow- ing in from Chesapeake Bay, giving welcome comfort to the perspiring athletes giving up energy around the track, in the discus circle, in the pits, and on the javelin range. Strong breezes sometimes had a hindering effect on the distance men working against time, and just as often cut down the throws of the javelin men. The stadium served also as the location of the home games in football in the fall and for a variety of intra- mural sports during the fall and winter, making the urgent need for a field house all the more obvious. The track candidates re- served the entire stadium for practice during the spring season . . . there was no room for anything else. In the northeast corner, the hurdle men and the longer dash specialists practiced their starts beside the shot range in a sort of side track. The shorter sprints had a straight run to the finish line in front of the stands. During meets, the hurdles were also set up along this west side. The majority of the Assoc. Prof. E. H. Clark, assistant coach, R. N. Hall, team captain, Cmdr. R. P. Fiala, USN, officer representative, D. S. Ross, manager, Mr. Earl Thompson, coach. John Davis uses his long legs to get him over the high hurdles. Bob Berggren has to jump to make it. Bottom row. Coach Earl Thompson, W. G. Ikard, B. F. Knapp, C. C. Angleman, B. M. Jennings, R. N. Hall, J. D. Murroy, W. B. Hcidler, J. J. Garibaldi, C. R. Braley, Mr. E. H. Clark, assistant coach. Second row: Comdr. R. P. Fiala, C. E. Dorris, P. C. Bronnon, G. L. Siri, B. P. Murphy, F. H. Raab, S. Shapiro, R. E. Berggren, R. T. Ambrogi, R. U. Scott, D. S. Ross, manager. Top row: R. E. Schwoeffermonn, R. F. Frost, W. H. Loomis, W. H. Meanix, D. T. Ousterhout, C. A. McCollough, N. V . Smusyn, J. C. Barrow, D. C. Larish, F. K. Feogin. Harvey Humphrey and Tex Lawrence, leading aspirants for number one place in the javelin event, pose with their weapons. The test of the relay team — passing the baton. Here Brad Daly passes to Paul Hammer with practical precision. Dick Ambrogi, mainstay in the dash events and team chatterbox. Dick was a four letter-man on the squad. Three members of the mile relay team take a practice start. Left to right, Jim Garibaldi, anchor man; Bill Ikard, lead off; and Bill Haidler. Garibaldi and Haidler also ran the quarter-mile. 51 Dean Osterhaut and Chuck Braley clear together in good form at the beginning of a 220 yard race over the low hurdles. Captain Dick Hall leads the pack in the two mile event in a meet with North Carolina. events were focused in front of the stands . . . the exchange of batons and the finish line for distance, dash, and relay events. Inside the track in front of the stands were the broad jump and high jump pits, and the pole-vault pit. Toward the bay were the discus circle and the hammer circle. On the far side of the field but still inside the track was the javelm range. The afternoon scene was one of activity, scores of athletes strivmg for perfection under the able tutorage of Coach Thompson and led by Team Captain Dick Hall, one of the most outstanding distance runners in the East. Distance runner Frank Raab strains on the last lap of a mile trip against time. Raab also ran the 440 and the 880. Dick Frost, Dick Ambrogi, and Jim Murray get set for the 220 yard dash during a practice session on the track in Thompson Stadium. 52 N» t-.f sm ' gwi John Davis clears the bar at 6 ' 1 " using a modified western roll. Ed Duncan flips himself over the cross bar around twelve feet. Newbold Smith shows his form for hurling the discus. Jim Murray was a dash specialist, was shifted to the 440 event after running on the winter mile relay team. These men were the stars in distance running — the men who Icept the cinders in the eyes of the opposing teams. N. W. Smusyn, mile, P. L. Hammer, mile, R. N. Hall, two mile, and J. P. Oberholtzer, mile. 53 he tempo of Academy life is set by the goings on in Bancroft Hall, for inside the grey, prison-like confines of these walls Midshipmen sleep, eat, study, and spend their happy hours. Under the constant surveillance of Tecumseh, ruling over the court in front of the Hall, Mid- shipmen labor to keep th eir marks above that happy 2.5. The imposing Italian Renaissance Architecture of Bancroft Hall remains unchanged through the addition of several wings. From the white appearance of the first and second wings, through the greyer appearance of the fifth and sixth wings to the nearly black color of the third and fourth wings, the growth of the Academy through the years can be traced. Inside the huge bronze doors of the main entrance the marble elegance of the Rotunda can be seen. A flight of worn marble steps terminates in Memorial Hall with its parquetry floor and ornate ceiling. Here, amidst the paintings, plaques, and busts commemorating famous men of the Navy ' s past, and under the flag bearing the famous words of Lawrence, " Don ' t give up the ship, " a Midshipman is sworn into the Navy with proper inspiration. Here also the Ring Dance is held, adding even more to the sentimental appeal of the Hall. Directly below, in Smoke Hall, a Midshipman receives much of his recreation. Pool tables, ping pong facilities, and a piano keep them sharp in former civilian pursuits. Over the rest of Bancroft Hall are the plain but ample living quarters of the Midshipmen. Stretching length- wise across the Hall on the basement level is the Wardroom Mess . . . longest dining hall in the world. Scattered elsewhere throughout the sprawling basement are facilities equal to that of a small city. These deliver the mail, press the clothes, and furnish an outlet for the middies ' meager supply of cash. The troubles, the joys and the worries of life in Bancroft Hall have moved from the realm of reality, and only in retrospect can classmates, the struggle with the executive department, and the hundreds of other daily occurrences of its halls, be remembered. However, these experi- ences are sufficient to furnish grist for a lifetime of bull sessions in the fleet. kA. ' J- ' l-.Ki ' •X%v ' . u , m ,. W- B r B. Captain Frank Trenwith Ward, Jr., USN, Commandant Captain Ward graduated from the Naval Academy in June, 1923, and three years later he lecame a l aval aviator. The next eighteen years flymg and with squadrons on tkc USS Lexington and Saratoga engaging in avia- tion activity ashore and afloat . On March 15,1 944 , he assumed command of the USS Shamrock Bay. He commanded her during the invasions of Luzon and Okinawa; for his part in these two operations he received tKe Legion of Merit with a gold star. The USS Wrigk, which was his second command, was commissioned in February, 1 944. On heing detached from the USS WrigKt, Capain Ward reported for duty at the Naval Academy infune, 1947. Commander Carlton Rolla Adams, USN, Executive Officer Commander Adams hegan his l aval career with tke Class of 1930. He assumed his first command in 1943 when he took over the USS Henley. Upn leaving the Henley he s] ent a little more than a year in BuPas. He then hecame ComDesDiv 34, and following that he was ComDesDiv 6. A short tour of shore duty was follouied hy another i eriod at sea as ComDesDiv 52. Commander Adams ivas awarded the Silver Sur, the Purple Heart, and the Secretary of Havy ' s Commendation Rihbon for his activities during the war. In May, 1941 , he rei orted to the Naval Academy for duty with the Executive Department. nmin The changes wrought in the Naval Academy in the last four years is nowhere more apparent than in the Executive Depart- ment. In this department since plebe year there has been almost a complete change of personnel, different system of training, and a new concept of officer-midshipman relations. Starting out on an energetic program, our new superinten- dent investigated the regulations and traditions that had existed for years and had been handed down from decade to decade. Some of these rules had no more place in the Academy of today than a set of sails on a modern battleship. Accepting the challenge, the Executive Department rewrote the Reg Book with the constant view in mind of satisfying the needs of the Academy on a peacetime basis. The result of this work manifested itself in the granting of more privileges to all classes, especially in the matter of liberty. Further results included a re-evaluation of our academic program with an increased emphasis on the studies of a more liberal nature, and the addition of a new course in leadership. The disciplinary system has also undergone considerable revision since plebe year. In those days our conduct w as largely governed by the proximity of an O.D. Regulations were a matter of hide-and-seek with the officers, they themselves re- ri .1 56 piiiiiinf sorting to such tactics as hiding behind trees or waiting in elevators for the regulation breakers to appear. Under the new system many of the unenforceable and outdated rules have been omitted, but the ones in effect are strictly enforced. The old races between officers to see who could fill out the most Form 2 ' s in a day are eliminated. Emphasis is placed on correction rather than punishment in the belief that if proper correction is made, the individual will not commit the offense again. Punishment is reserved for the chronic offenders and in cases where the offense was malicious. The establishment and teaching of the course in leadership is probably the biggest achievement of the Executive Depart- ment in the past two years. In response to a definite need in the Fleet the course was set up to discover what qualities were necessary in a leader and how they could be developed. The work was carried on with enthusiasm and diligence by the Executive Department with benefit both to the learning midshipman and the teaching members of the Executive De- partment. The results were forthcoming immediately. A new relationship developed between the officers and midshipmen - one of mutual respect rather than the stiffly formal and aloof transactions that formerly w ere the rule. It was now possible for an upperclassman to address his company or battalion officer in a friendly manner on any problem that was bothering Commander E. C. Ogle, Assistant to the Commandant, is a destroyer man. During the war he operated in the Solomons Area and off the Marianas and Okinawa, participating in these campaigns. L.E. ENGLISH • LTOOL OtJta Lt. Col. L. E. English, USMC, Head of the Academic Section of the Executive Department . . . graduate of Nebraska U., veteran from the Third Marine Division and the invasions of Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima. Commander J. E. Pace, Assistant to the Executive Officer, came to the Academy after decommissioning his destroyer, U.S.S. Robley P. Evans, which he commanded during the war. His war service includes nearly every important naval action in the Pacific from the Coral Sea engagement to Okinawa. Commander H. Q. Murray, First Lieutenant, commanded the D. D. Richard 8. Anderson , before reporting to the Academy for duty. During the war he served on destroyers and a destroyer mine sweeper in both the European and Pacific theaters. 57 Commander Monroe Kelly, Jr., First Battalion Officer, commanded Escort Division 78 before reporting for duty at the Academy. During the war he commanded a P.C. and several D.E. ' s on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and the Pacific. Commander Fletcher Hale, Third Battalion Officer, commanded the destroyer Sigourney prior to serving at the Academy. He spent the war in the Pacific on D.D. ' s and participated in the Battle of Surigao Strait. Commander H. W. Baker, Sixth Battalion Officer. During the war he participated in the night destroyer action off Manila and in the Okinawa campaign. Commander W. F. Bringle, Second Battalion Officer, an aviator during the war, took part in attacks at Marseille, France, and in the invasion of Iwo, Okinawa, and the Philippines. him. Even the higher echelons of command — formerly con- tacted through a formal statement only — welcomed suggestions and criticisms of a constructive nature on a more informal basis. The net result of this was to place the midshipman on the side of the officer instead of at odds with him, and to give him the feeling that he was making a positive contribution in the administration of the affairs of the Brigade. So enthusiastic were we over the system, and so valuable the results, that we were anxious to pass these principles down through the Brigade to the underclass. When we began thinking about our class policy we considered the previous relationship between the first class and the underclass in the light of the leadership principles we had been studying. We dec ided that much improvement could be effected over pre- vious indoctrination systems, and submitted our ideas to the Executive Department for their opinion. Their response was enthusiastic, and they further helped us in establishing some of the new ideas. Emphasis was placed on the learning of military discipline and the acquisition of proper habits by the individual himself . . . the principle was to make the Brigade a worthy recipient of the pride of its members, thus reducing Commander N. G. Ward, Fifth Battalion Officer, participated in many submarine patrols during the war. He holds the Navy Cross and three Silver Stars. Lt. Col. H. S. Roise, USMC, Fourth Battalion Officer, operated with the 22nd Marines in Okinawa, and engaged in the occupation of China ith the 6th Marine Division during the ar. W ' tj 1 1 m ■B The Midshipman ' s store . . . either uncomfortably empty or exasperotingiy full . . . never in between. The function of the supply department is all-embracing. The store, the dairy, the pay office, the wardroom mess and all important information on the ensigns ' pay and insurance ... to keep all this moving is the job of Commander Carey (SC) USN. the amount of indoctrination necessary from outside forces. When corrective measures would be necessary, they would be civilly administered with an eye to improvement rather than subordination. The Executive Department model of more informal transactions was also adopted in our class policy. This new system was based on the principle of leadership by example. This again was a new concept and meant a higher standard of conduct for officers, and the giving up of many rates and privileges by the first class that were assumed by the previous classes. It was felt that this sacrifice was well worth making. The success that the Executive Department has enjoyed is due to their careful analysis of problems, a dynamic and sen- sible program of improvement, and an enthusiasm that spread from the department to the Brigade. To take care of our bare necessities and furnish a few ... a very few ... of the items of luxury, is the purpose of the service facilities housed in Bancroft Hall. Rivaling the main street of a small town, these facilities include a store, post office, laundry distribution, tailor shop, and barber shop. The store, in the basement of the fourth wing, is probably the most patronized of any of the services. Here we have a chance to spend our meager monthly wage, and purchase with requisition our month ' s supply of soap, shoe polish, and other items of necessity. Here also we can purchase our weekly ration of luxuries . . . the latest Post, and a quantity of candy and cigarettes. In the back of the store is the bookkeeping department that keeps track of the money we have spent . . . often too efficiently . . . and politely informs us that no money is on the books to fill that special requisition for the watch that was to be the girl friend ' s birthday present. Lt. Cmdr. H. P. Adams (SC), Midshipman Commissary and Pay Officer, is responsible for keeping the tables of the Wardroom Mess well supplied, and maintaining the Midshipmen ' s pay records. Lt. (jg) Beasley (SC), Financial Advisor, arranges the Midship- men ' s budget, answers questions on insurance, and resolves the financial difficulties of Midshipmen. 59 n Li n il Lii The day of the watch squad starts with the Rotunda inspection. The Company Midshipman Officer of the Watch gives the Battalion Officers of the Watch the last minute instructions and cautions . .. on their shoulders will rest the responsibility of a successful watch. To this set of midshipmen fell the responsibility of admin- istering the affairs of the Brigade during the winter term. Theirs was a job of responsibility without glory . . . the paper work, the conferences, and the number of arrangements to be made did not decrease from the fall term . . . but there was no glory of leading the midshipmen onto the field at football games and commanding the Brigade at parades and outside formations. While infantry drills did not occupy the stripers of the winter set, there were a thousand and one other tasks to be done. There were blinker drills, room inspections, dope to be put out, and the general inconvenience of being open for con- sultation at all times by officers and underclass as well. The difficult position of exercising authority and getting along with classmates would be sufficient to cause frustration in the most versatile of persons. Ever blind to the many projects carried out with perfection, the striper ' s beloved classmates are the first to chide when a mistake is made. Consider the Midshipman Officer of the Watch. For a hundred formations he prescribes the uniform, but the one time he fails to specify rain- clothes when it begins to rain, the tumult is heard the length and breadth of Bancroft Hall. Manned mostly by athletes who were deprived of their po- sitions of leadership in the fall set because of daily practices, the winter set stripers maintained an undeniably good record. FIRST REGIMENT STAFF. C. G. Strahley, Commander; J. D. Herlihy, Jr., Sub Commander; W. G. Sawyer, C.P.O.; B. S. Dowd, Jr., Supply; J. Cowden, Communicationj; L. W. Mulbry, Adjutant; F. W. Orr, Jr., C.P.O. 60 BRIGADE STAFF. R. E. Shimshak, Commander; R. E. Schwoeffermann, Sub Commander; W. J. Laubendorfer, C.P.O.; R. C. Eaton, Jr., Operations; W. L. Alt, Communications; R. R. Neely, Adjutant; C. P. Coulter, Supply; H. B. Moore, C.P.O. SECOND REGIMENT STAFF. R. U. Scott, Commander; S. K. Moore, Operationj; A. E. Conord, C.P.O.; E. N. Smith, Supply; J. E. Callahan, Communications; R. T. F. Ambrogi, Adjutant; W. G. Brendle, C.P.O. 61 The Watch Squad is inspected by the OOW before, and by the BOOW during, the day ' s duty to insure an efficient organization. The hub about which the structure revolves is the Main Office, charged with the administration of the daily routine. FIRST BATTALION STAFF. R. C. Vance, Commander; D. A. Beadling, Sub Commander; R. R. Dickey, III, Supply; D. W. Cullivan, Adjutant; A. B. Hallman, C.P.O. FIRST BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. G. Tobin, 1st Company; M. L. Childress, 2nd Company; I. N. Fraser, 3rd Company; J. C. Day, 4th Company. SECOND BATTALION STAFF. R. S. Chew, Jr., Commander; D. R. Stephens, Sub Commander; E. J. Gray, Supply; M. A. Weir, Adjutant; F. C. Johnson, C.P.O. SECOND BAnAUON COMPANY COMMANDERS. T. W. Cuddy, 5th Compony; R. C. Adams, 6th Company; R. W. Bates, 7th Company; W. D. Dittmar, 8th Company. 62 THIRD BAHALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. H. N. Key, 9th Company; B. A. Moor«, Jr., 10»h Company; R. L. Ghormley, Jr., 1 Uh Company; H. S. Harris, 12th Company. THIRD BATTALION STAFF. T. Woodi, Commander; N. W. Bullington, Jr., Sub Commander; B. L. Daley, Supply; L. V. Delling, Adjutant; R. I. Henderion, C.P.O. FOURTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. A. Schultz, 13th Company; W. Abromitis, Jr., 1 4th Company; R. W. Hanby, Jr., 15th Company; W. A. Kanokanul, Jr., 1 6th Company. FOURTH BAHAUON STAFF. R. R. Carson, Commander; E. M. Axtell, Jr., Sub Commander; W. D. Chandler, 3rd, C.P.O.; G. M. Bates, Adjutant; C. R. Broiey, Supply. Under the supervision of the MCMO, the underclass of the Main Office Detail meet the visitors, answer the phones and relay messages to the Battalion phone messenger. He in turn informs the Mate of the Deck who routs out the individual concerned. The Mate of the Deck . . . the man that makes us happy three times a day with the letter from home. The only over-worked man in the Battalion, the AMCBO slaves through piles of orders, chits and forms . . . only to file them in the Sub-Commander ' s basket. FIFTH BATTALION STAFF. R. N. Smith, Battalion Commander; K. B. Webster, Sub Com- mander; R. M. Fluss, C.P.O.; J. L. Everngom, Adjutant; W. H. Harris, Officer Supply FIFTH BAHALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. E. F. McLaughlin, Jr., 17th Company; A. L. Markel, I 8th Company; C. E. Dorris, 1 9th Company; G. R. Engle, 20th Company. SIXTH BATTALION STAFF. R. K. Russell, Commander; R. C. Allen, Sub Commander; T. P. Cheesmon, Supply; W. F. Doddy, Adjutant; S. B. Garner, C.P.O. SIXTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. C. A. Fowler, III, 2l$t Company; A. Mclntyre, 22nd Company; H. L, Jones, 23rd Company; H. S. Crosby, 24th Company. iflUDEOoi nm A strong America makes it our duty as representatives of our government to hear every shade of opinion so that we can recognize and defend the truth when we see it. We of the Wardroom Panel hope that through our informal forum all midshipmen have had the voluntary opportunity to strengthen their devotion to America through its greatest weapon, freedom of opinion. This year, authors Bill Mauldin, Cord Meyer, Jr., and David L. Cohn, Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, columnist Frank Kent, F.B.I. Inspector John J. McGuire, and His Excellency Lord Inverchapel have opened their opinions to the interrogation of our Smoke Hall audiences. A gracious and humbling sense of service to this Academy has been shown by these famous guests. Without their unpaid kindness the Wardroom Panels would have been impossible. Our fiiUest thanks to our speakers and especially to our fellow midshipmen who have supported and enjoyed the Wardroom Panels. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMIHEE. BoHom row: J. E. Nolan, N. R. Thorn, J. A. Dovi, R. Snyder, J. M. Cameron. Second row; R. L. Farley, G. M. Bell, C. R. Braley, J. E. Deavenport,.H. N. Kay, W. H. Keen, R. R. Neely, F. P. Schlosser, D. C. Young. Top row: R. S. Potteiger, S. S. Fine, D. C. Henderson, W. H. French, N. D. Chaitin, J. P. Kint, R. M. Boh, R. K. Ripley, F. R. Fahland, T. F. Blake, J. K. Noble, K. D. Moll, T. Petersen, A. J. Atkins, C. T. Howard. WARDROOM PANEL OFFICERS. H. D. Adair, Jr., G. H. Sullivan, Jr., H. S. Holder, W. C. Pierson. Kight, General Wedemeyer speaking. Charged with the responsibility of " putting out the word " members of the Public Relations Committee did just that dur- ing the past year. Men of the " Press detail " worked closely with newspapers, radio, and newsreels in their efforts to keep the American people informed on the " inner workings and hidden mechanisms ' taking place behind the walls. Commencing with the summer cruise, during which they edited and disseminated news releases and photographs to papers throughout the country, the men belonging to PubRel- Com have been assigned every type of Public Relations duty ranging from spotting at football games to directing half-hour radio programs. During Army Week, members of the committee presented five radio shows that were aired during the early morning hours. Later in the year, the committee wrote, directed, and produced a series of weekly radio programs presented on Station WASL each Wednesday. The program featured all phases of Academy life. V V V " K-«. r l-, i rr ri .J 1 n ill In retrospect June, Nineteen Forty-eight . . . four years . . . forty eight months . . . First Class . . . second class . . . young- ster . . . plebe . . . Plebe remember ... it wasn ' t so long ago . . . Mother do you remember . . . 1944 . . . Excitement . . . confiision ... I was scared . . . proud . . . lonely . . . unsure . . . Was it that bad . . . would it be the same now . . . was it no . . . maybe . . . Remember . . . think . " is happy to inform you " . . . PASSED the letter had come . . . " Did you ever Train tickets and packed suitcases . . . kisses . . . handshakes . . . " Bye Sis " . . . " but Janey it ' s only for four years " ... Be good . . . take care . . . good bye . . . Whooooo . . . Clickety clack . . . Or w as it packed sea bags . . . transfers . . . Good bye Bainbridge . . . Hello Reina . . . worth it . . . Yes . back . . . way back . . . " Hey Mom " . hear that Dad " . ribbons . . . dress blues . . . mech to middy . . . " three years in the Pacific " . . . Trains roared over alluvial plains ... A bus churned up the dusty road . . . " Thanks for the lift, mister " . . . the same plot . . . different scenes . . . different characters . . . but then . . . Annapolis . . . the streams blend . . . and move on in the same river bed . . . twisting . . . winding . . . rushing . . . then crawling . . . straggling . . . down Maryland Avenue and through the GATE to . . . Fill out this form . . . Age . . . color . . . Catholic . . . Jew . . . Protestant . . . Parents dead or alive . . . Iowa . . . Indiana . . . Coal miner . . . executive . . . childhood diseases . . . Strip down . . . chest 36 . . . Did you ever . . . Jump up and down . . . one two . . . three . . . click . . . click . . .D . . . M . . . E . . . L...O...P... Don ' t take these glasses off . . . Carvel Hall . . . visiting team dormitory . . . One day . . . two days . . . Western Union . . . Passed . THE SHIP . . . Right hand . ... I do! Size 32 . . . tooth brush . love Joe. . .DON ' T GIVE UP . sunlight . . . stripes . . . silence . slide rule . . . sheets . . . shoes socks and stencils . . . Ink . . . ink . . . grimy fingers . . 66 blotches . . . spots . . . smudges . . . stains and streaks . . . " Sir, does this fit . . . it ' s kinda baggy " . . . pell-mell . . . helter- skelter . . . harum scarum . . . upsidedown . . . Lonely . . . but so is Joe . . . Joe was your wife . . . your friend . . . your buddy . . . For both of you it was . . . sea stories . . . amazement . . . skepticism . . . you both wrote Dear Mom . . . Was his pillow wet with loneliness ... He laughed . . . griped ... He was dejected . . . inspired . . . confident . . . afraid . . . But both of you were proud . . . very proud. Then . . . hulelp . . . two . . . three . . . foahh left foot first . . . next phase ... By the right . phase three . . . but, sir! " . . . Ringgg . . . ringggg . clop . . . click . . . clap . . . slip . . . slap . . . smack . heat . . . dust . . . heat . . . tired . . . aching . . . yipping . yapping . . . " Change that locker . . . see this . . . DIRT . behind the bed . . . down the drain . . . Get busy, mister " . Scrub . . . shine . . . polish . . . spit and polish . . . clean . spotless . . . immaculate . . . " Not bad . . . good work " . . . you ' re in . . . you ' re one of them . . . Nimitz . . . Mitscher . . . and you, John Doe . . . Midshipman, USN. . " No, your go back to . . clop . . . Sweat To provide an organization of such a nature as to allow mid- shipmen to pursue their hobbies, and to provide for them the equipment and space necessary for the pursuit of their hobbies is the aim of the Hobby Clubs. Besides granting midshipmen the use of workshops and equipment, the clubs offer a means for the exchange and discussion of ideas pertaining to their hob- bies and a clearing house for the exchange of the items of their collections. The Model Club offers a midshipman the opportunity to develop whatever creative ability he may have. It maintains a STAMP CLUB. F. J. Blodgett, M. N. Allen, J. G. Landers, R. G. Greenwood, J. K. Noble. MODEL CLUB. Seofed: H. B. Meyer, J. A. Wcmsley, T. B. Wilson, J. H. Conable, V. P. Klemm, W. S. Hanks, F. H. Welsh. Sfanding: W. H. Lawton, S. Buckstaff, C. M. Rigsbee, H. C. Goelzer, G. H. B. Shaffer, D. B. Levisee, F. G. Hiehle, W. P. Kelly, T. J. Stolle. The dream of every young man, a completely equipped work shop. Here In the Model Club shop planes, trains, ships and joe are produced with precision. workshop in the second wing basement of Bancroft Hall which is excellently equipped with hand and power tools. The only restriction on the use of any of these is that a man must be checked out by the Officer Representative of the Club before he may operate the power tools. Besides the workshop, the Club has been developing a model railroad room. However, this activity is hoping to branch out on its own. Probably one of the best equipped activities at the Academy is the Radio Club whose workshop on the fourth deck of the fourth wing of Bancroft Hall is crowded with transmitters, Richard Beatty, Radio Club president, and Donald Mclver are aligning a transmitter in preparation to putting it into service. 68 E. H. Ross and S. M. Williams trying each other ' s patience in a duel of wits. This is a familiar occurrence in the afternoon. CHESS CLUB. Seofed: R. M. Tatum, P. G. LeGros, secretary and treasurer; E. H. Ross, Jr., president; Lt. Col. Roise, USMC, OfFicer Representative; S. M. Williams, vice-president; R. S. Moore, T. Gill. Standing: G. A. Barunas, J. J. Kone.W. N. Smoot, W. W. Rothman, J. Miller, G. A. Bivenour, J. Wamsley, C. Buzzel, W. i. Kraus. receivers, frequency meters, and other articles pertaining to radio. The pride and joy of the Club is their station W3ADO. With this, the members carry on correspondence with other " ham " operators throughout the country. The Chess Club is a group of midshipmen whose power of concentration is their hobby. They meet formally once a week, but a pair of the members can be found at almost any afternoon in a duel of patience. Besides providing varied opposition for the Chess enthusiasts within the Brigade, members of the Club have travelled from the Academy to do battle with whomever they can find to accept the challenge to a formal meet. The Stamp Club, the only organized collector group at the Academy, is a chapter of the Society of Philatelic Americans, a nationwide group of stamp collectors. The Club offers a center for the distribution of information concernmg stamp col- lections rather than a place to work with stamps. The Club has been successful in the procurement of rare stamps for club members. The presidents of all the clubs are elected by the club mem- bers from among the first class in the clubs. The presidents are Richard L. Beatty of the Radio Club, Jack H. Conable of the Model Club, Ernest H. Ross, Jr., of the Chess Club, and E. C. Castle of the Stamp Club. Each of the clubs has an Officer Representative who coordmates the club ' s activities with the Executive Department. RADIO CLUB. Bottom row: F. J. Nardi, R. A. Brown, O. A. Wall, D. A. Mclver, Lcdr. J. M. Miller, R. L Beatty, W. N. Smoot, W. H. Somerville, J. R. Lowdenslager. Second row; G. W. Dyer, M. A. Zettey, C. R. White, V. H. SchaefFer, B. S. Granum, D. M. RidderliofT, W. B. Stewart, T. W. Gillen, W. J. Dickerson, R. M. Still, A. J. Morency. tost row: J. D. Venable, F. A. Austin, J. S. Frerichs, C. M. Rigsbee, R. M. Lee, N. S. Young, W. M. Truesdell, E. A. Kimball, Jr., A. R. Ruggieri, E. N. OstrofT, J. W. Ingram. 1 psl ■ ■ i 1 n fri i 1 ' - 69 ■1 flnifis ciraiM If you want something painted Blue and Gold, then the Brigade Activities Committee is the one for the job. Their specialities vary from Army mules to jeeps and chariots. Even Tecumseh feels their brush when he dons his war paint. The scope of the committee ' s activities does not end with a versatile paint brush, it begins there. From their " Drop dead. Red " introduction to the fourth class during the plebe summer songfests, until the joyous No More Rivers ceremony June Week, they are charged with the duty of Brigade entertainment in numerous pep rallies, smokers, and broadcasts. The nature of their work makes every task a " happy hour " and any of them will tell you two things about it, " It is great work, " and, " Beat Army! " RECEPTION COMMITTEE. BoHom row: E. F. Stacy, T. Wood, III, R. M. Fluss, Major Geibler, H. B. Lipschutz, T. A. Ross, O. C. Paciulli. Top row: C. G. Kretschmer, J. A. Allen, V. M. Duronro, C. R. Vail, J. R. Wallace, E. F. Shine, D. D. Johnson, E. P. Schuman, J. F. Klingensmith, T. R. King. BRIGADE ACTIVITIES COMMIHEE. Bottom row: W. S. Parr, O. C. Paciulli, Comdr. J. E. Pace, USN; M. L. Norton, R. E. Goldman, A. C. Boughton, J. H. Scott. Top row: A. S. Bowen, M. A. Patten, H. C. Arnold, F. W. Ward, R. P. Oliver, N. M. Tonkin, J. W. Maher, III, J. Maclnnis, C. O. Wakeman, R. M. Roberts. ri .J f rr I Every week end of the academic year finds the visiting ath- letic teams descending on Bancroft Hall anxious to wrest a victory from the Blue and Gold. To make them comfortable before their meets — and to console them afterwards is the job of the Reception Committee. Headed by six first class, who have served with the Committee since plebe year, and ably backed by the second class chairman, the group manages to keep everyone happy no matter how heavy the schedule. And in the spring It becomes quite loaded, but with the help of the Navy chow and pleasing smiles the hardworking committee members smooth over any difficulties and usually succeed in making a visiting athlete ' s stay at the Naval Academy a memorable one. 70 RIFLE TEAM. Soffom row. D. O. Campbell, f. A. Green, B. R. Weymouth, J. E. Niesse. Second row: R. E. Smith, W. R. Broughton, D. A. Ellis, J. E. Edmundson, R. E. Engle, D H. Corson. Slonding: Coach Johnny Branzell, J. H. Demyttenaere, W. J. Sawtelle, T. W. Robinson, R. R. Monroe, E. R. Short, G. B. Stone, M. Kelley, Lt. Col. M. Adelmon. filFlI !HI1 On the indoor range, Johnny Branzell an ordnance landmark for thirty-three years, has produced teams that have been con- sistently outstanding in a sport that should be Army ' s pet. Twenty-seven years of coaching experience helped him to mold the material received into teams that worried more about Maryland, a civilian institution, than they did about the so- called experts from the Hudson. Twice captain of the team, Dewey Ellis was the most consistent high scorer on the squad that was seldom noticed. They were noticed this year because they won the National Intercollegiate Rifle Championship. Captain Dewey Ellis firing a few practice rounds in the prone position. Larry Dorsey demonstrates the most difficult position for high scoring. Dennis O ' Keefe is shown in the sitting position. Seated: D. H. Corson, manager, Lt. Col. M. Adelmon, USMC, officer representative. Standing: Johnny Branzell, coach, D. A. Ellis, captain. 71 THl Boffom row: R. W. Kennedy, E. A. Rawsthorne, D. B. Hatmaker, captain; Major B. W. Giebler, It. Cdr. J. W. McCoy, Mr. W. D. Pennington, D. P. Helmer, M. E. Phares. Top row: B. M. Shepard, A. K. Cameron, A. L. Stapp, W. W. Greer, D. C. Long, J. D. Butler, W. W. McCreedy, W. B. Thompson, H. T. Evans, W. T. Marin, R. D. Whittier, F. A. Rentz, R. C. East. The only reigning undisputed National Intercollegiate Champions, the Pistol Team went through this year ' s campaign with a perfect record. The pistoleers, consistently firing scores above 1360, were never approached in their tight collegiate matches. All of the ten men Capt. Doug Hatmaker led to the firing line for a match were capable of firing a score approaching 280. Of these Hatmaker, " Mac " Phares, Ralph Whittier and " Hub " Evans crossed that barrier into the hallowed circle. From the offerings of these men and teammates came the scores which compiled total scores such as 1379, 1383, 1388 and the range record of 1401, fired in the last match of the year. Naturally the sweetest fruits of victory came from the fifty- point victory over the Gray legs from the Hudson. I I Captain Douglas Hatmaker squeezes one ofF. His consistent firing was a big factor in Navy victories for four years. In the stalls: M. E. Pliares, D. B. Hatmalcer, captain; E. A. Rowsthorne, D. P. Helmer. E. F. Duncan, manager; Major B. W. Giebler, USMC; D. B. Hatmaker, captain; Lt. Cdr. J. W. McCoy. B. W. Bodager, treasurer; R. M. Tatum, president; Lt. Cdr. Vaughan, officer representative; B. W. Bevis, vice-president; E. I. McQuiston, secretary. These officers of the Trident Society guided its destiny through the season 1947-48. fT j rn ■Z n TRIDENT CALENDAR. Seated: B. W. Bevis, W. Wegner, L R. Howard. Standing: f. S. Glen- denning, Beau Gloss, D. G. Murray. REEF POINTS. BoHom row: R. S. Lee, Jr., B. L. Daley, L. W. Mulbry, L». J. N. Cummings, T. A. Ross, R. M. Tatum, R. L. Ghormley, Jr. Top row: J. H. Spiller, Jr., G. J. Klett, J. A. Bacon, Jr., F. F. Gorschboth, K. J. Schlogheck, W. D. Shoughnessy, R. M. Ghormley, T. S. Burns. The literary and cultural organizations of the Academy com- pose the Trident Society, which has as its purpose the furthering of the literary and artistic activity of the Brigade. The Society, through such mediums as the Trident magazine, the Trident Calendar and Reef Points, encourage creative writing, art, and publication work by midshipmen of all classes. The Art Club, the Photographic Club, Christmas Card Committee, and the Quarterdeck Society are also part of the Trident Society and all work together to raise the level of culture within the Brigade. The very important job of coordinating the tasks of the various organizations falls to the officers of the Trident Society. These officers are members of one or more of the subordinate organizations and must be familiar with the problems of all the various societies. Lee M. Marsh was elected President of the Trident Society, and came to this position with a general knowledge of all the activities as well as a thorough knowledge of the Photographic Club, where he was also President. The Vice-President, Ben Bevis, was well-prepared to help guide the Society from his po- sition of Editor of the Trident magazine. E. I. McQuiston, Jr., was elected Secretary and J. E. Magee, Treasurer. The resignation from the Academy of Lee M. Marsh, and the resignation from the position of Treasurer of J. E. Magee led to 73 CHRISTMAS CARD COMMIHEE. Seated: C. E. Hathaway, J. W. McCord, E. F. Sfacy, H. S. Holder, D. G. Buchanan, L. Dorsey. Standing: S. L Kunin, A. R. Schofleld, H. S. Crosby, G. H. Sullivan. ART ' CLUB. B. Glass, T. I. Kolstad, S. K. Moore, B. W. Bevis, D. H. Kahn. a new election. The new President was Robert Tatum and the new Treasurer was Bill Bodager. As a staff member of Rce Points, Trident magazine, and a member of the Quarterdeck Society, Tatum was able to step into the position as President. This proved to be one of the busiest years in the history of the Society. The Society sponsored poster, oratory, and writing contests. We compiled a song book, we sent a delegation to the Cultural Meeting at Vassar, gave financial aid to debate squads, and worked on plans for numerous other activities designed to arouse the interest of the Brigade in literary and cultural activities. Their job was made immeasurably easier by the help of the Trident Officer Rep. Lt. Comdr. Vaughan who did all possible for the Society; as well as the officer representa- tive of the various societies. The Trident Calendar is one of the best known of the publica- tions of the Naval Academy. Each Christmas hundreds of homes look forward to a New Year with the Tndent Calendar helping to keep appointments for families and friends all over the United States. A vital addition to any desk top, the Trident Calendar serves as a memo pad and a constant source of humor. This year ' s Editor, William Wegner, was able to present the Brigade with a well-rounded mixture of cartoons, photographs, and impor- tant dates. In this task he was aided by Ben Bevis who gave freely of his valuable editorial experience. The problem of keep- ing track of the sales fell to Lee Howard who managed the finances. The art work was handled by Frank Glendenning and once again the never-ageing stories of life at Bancroft were por- trayed by the able pens of such artists as Hawe, Struyk, Glass, Serrille, and others. The bible of the plebe is a little book known as Reef Points. Within its covers is a wealth of knowledge on Navy customs, traditions, rules and regulations, as well as professional in- formation on all parts of the Navy. This year ' s Reef Points was edited by Terry Ross who spent many an anxious hour trying to include all the necessary infor- mation needed by the new members of the fourth class as well as trying to fit it all into the few hundred pages allowed him. In this task he was helped by Bob Ghormley, Brad Daley, Robert Lee, Robert Tatum, Len Mulbry, and numerous others. The financial problems were many and often it seemed impossible to get out a 50-cent book, when the costs were a dollar, but in the long run, the problems were all ironed out, and one of the finest Reef Points was ready to greet the members of the Class of ' 52. The holiday greetings from the Brigade of Midshipmen are provided by the Christmas Card Committee. Each year prior to Christmas this group designs and views hundreds of cards and picks the one most appropriate for the Brigade to send their families and friends. This year the President, Scott Holder, PHOTO CLUB. Bottom row.- O. C. Roth, W. H. Merrill, E. I. McQuiston, D. H. Kahn, C. M. Howe. Top row: H. R. Flory, G. W. Hamilton, A. C. Friedman, W. B. Stewart, M. A. Zettel, L. E. Branch. 74 BRIGADE LIBRARY COMMITTEE. G. T. Baizar, Second Regimental Chairmanj R. A. Cochran, Brigade Chairman; E. C. Caitla, Firit Regimental Chairman. aided by his Secretary, Ed Stacy, picked a beautiful card show- ing the Academy Chapel. They were aided in their choice by first and second class members of all battalions, who also ac complished the big job of distributing the cards. The Art Club members, are by all rights, members of all the societies. Whenever a cartoon, sign, painting, or what have you is needed, they see that it is provided. Major among their accomplishments is the art work for the Trident magazine, the Triicnt Calendar, the Log, Reef Points, and the Lucky Bag. S. K. Moore was the President this year and with the aid of Ben Bevis, the Vice-President, and those masters of wit and artistry Richard Struyk, Frank Glendennmg, John Vmsel and Russ Hawe, all saw to it that the Brigade was never without art and humor combined. The Photographic Club is another club which serves the interests of all. Their darkrooms are always filled with mid- shipmen preparing pictures for the Trident magazine, the Cal- endar, Reef Points, the Leg, or battalion bulletin boards. Lee Marsh held the reins of this society prior to his resignation. Following his departure, the Vice-President, E. L McQuiston of the Class of ' 49, took over and soon the prints were again rolling out to all publications. The Regimental House Library is the answer to the busy midshipmen who cannot always find time to leave Bancroft Hall and go to the Main Library for fiction, or for information. Within each of the two Regimental Libraries is a wealth of selected books. With the aid of the staff of the U.S. Naval Academy Library, new books are picked each year and placed in the Regimental Library shelves. Heading the large staff of watch standers, Richard Cochran saw to it that both libraries were operating smoothly. The first regiment had Ernest Castle as Its Vice-chairman while the second regiment had George Balzer. Always an organization to make itself heard, the Quarter- deck Society is one of the oldest component parts of the Trident Society. This year Robert Neely, aided by Robert Ripley, saw to It that the midshipmen were able to get enough of debating, extemp. speaking, oratory, radio work, and after-dinner speak- ing. Once a week the group met for a large meeting, while during the week numerous debates between midshipmen were held, while on the week ends debates with other colleges were held. As usual the Annual Oratory Contest was the highlight of the year. Looking back over the season the Trident Society has much to be proud of. Its best known organ, the Trident magazine, has continued its upswing of quality and popularity. Its Christmas card was the best and at a price so as to please a middy ' s pocket. The Trident Calendar was distinctive as was the society ' s participation in inter-collegiate activities and con- ferences. The Trident Society is a living proof that the mid- shipman, hence the Naval officer, can hold his own in cultural as well as professional and athletic fields. Its activities were climaxed by a showing of midshipman creative ability in an art and photo exhibit June Week. QUARTERDECK SOCIETY. Bottom row: W. P. Vojselor, J. L. Engliih, W. G. Reod, R. K. Ripley, R. R. Neely, D. I. Lister, J. Sax, E. S. Iverwn, T. P. Riegert. Top row: M. H. Silvermon, D. E. Tripp, Vf. M. Foley, C. W. Middleton, G. D. Moore, D. L Spraul, N. D. Choitin, R. Glickman, J. K. Noble, R. J. Keevers, C. L Greenwood, P. A. Smith, H. M. Estet, E. N. OstrofF, W. L. Buckingham. 75 Don Morris was Managing Editor this year, and some 20 articles found their way from Sarinda, the Typewriter, to the pages of the TRIDENT. (Don ' t let those two fingers fool you, he occasionally uses a thumb.) Beneath that friendly grin can be discerned one Lynn Loeffler, Feature Editor and author. Move two feet to the right, remove the scowl, and you will find one Bob Ripley, Literary Editor, and quite a poet in his own right. B. W. Bevis rose to Edinch via the Art Department. (Which may account for the dreamy expression.) The five stripes tell most of the story; all we have to add is that the TRIDENT has rarely been able to profit from such able leadership or careful organization before. n rr J I The staff of 1948-B has guided the Triicnt through a success- ful and unusual year. Each of the year ' s four issues was organ- ized along dissimilar lines as regards subject matter, and the results were interesting in the extreme. Last year ' s June Week issue, the first issue produced by the B-boys, was devoted to a resume of Academy progress and prob- lems, seen from the midshipmen ' s (or mole ' s-eye) view. Indeed, it contained such a gem of an article that Captain Ebert pounced on it with shouts of glee, and promptly incor- porated it in his " Leadership " course. The fall issue was planned under rather unique circumstances, midshipmen thought out and wrote a large share of it on cruise. One editorial was planned in Pentland Firth, started on a DD ' s typewriter in Copenhagen, completed (S-s-sh-h! Don ' t tell the OD! ) on a mid-watch in Guantanamo. Especial care was Parallel pencils are respectively wielded by. Chuck Reid and Bill Bacchus. Chuck was Assistant Feature Editor, and wrote articles on the side. Bill was Makeup Editor, and the credit for the TRI- DENT ' S superb appearance is due largely to him. 76 Reading in the usual order, the three gentlemen below are Mr. J. P. C. McCarthey, Mr. F. E. Duddy, and Mr. H. H. Lumpkin. As " Bull Advisors, " they saw to it that grammar, punctuation, spell- ing, and phrasing were up to snuff. Lt. M. Pond, USN, blue-pencilled our copy, pounced on spelling busts, changed TBM ' s to SB2C ' s when the writer didn ' t know what he was talking about, and was in general largely responsible for the accuracy of our text. As officer representative, he was our " preview audience. " devoted to make-up; even if no one read the articles, they sure looked nice in print! The winter issue had a single theme — a rather fore-boding one entitled " Naval History from the Problematic Point of View. " As one editor put it, " We got sick and tired of stews, so we nailed this one together. " Copper riveted it was, and one of the best produced. For the spring issue, the editors decided to see what could really be done with stews. They let themselves go, and another beauty hit the presses. An epic poem about a lady (the author says she was) named Zenobia, Picasso, Pastuerization, and trains brazenly rose from the pages. As with all undergraduate publications, the Trident wends its way along with two objectives hand in hand. A " civvie " magazine is primarily interested in circulation, and editors and staff develop ulcers galore attempting to please the fickle public palate. The Trident works for a steady audience; Horace Greeley himself couldn ' t make a ten per cent dent in the cir- culation curves. S-o-o-o, the staff has the opportunity to " satisfy the creative urge, " as well as the opportunity to satisfy the Brigade. The pixie-like face above belongs to Frank Suttill, Business Mana- ger. How we produced a $5,000 magazine on an advertising budget of $3,000 is a story only he can tell. Frank Glendenning and Ed (Emulsion) Meyers took care of the subscribers who couldn ' t read. Frank ' s sketches and Ed ' s photos adorned many on interesting page. The boys get together for a staff meeting. (Okay, so it ' s a posed shot.) Starting in the center and reading spiralwise, you will find . . . B. W. Bevis; D. R. Morris; Loeffler (emerging from the desk drawer); L. Seagren; Bulmer; C. E. Reid; B. Bacchus; E. W. Meyers; and J. K. Welsh. Jim Welsh and Bob Bulmer have successfully guided the TRIDENT to its subscribers and advertisers respectively. In addition to circu- lation and advertising duties, both have contributed articles to the magazine. 77 The Exchange Editor, W. R. Hintz, procured the jokes for which the LOG is famous. G. M. Bell counted and distributed LOGS to the Brigade every two weeks. The Sports Editor, A. L. Frahler, turned out those potent sports spreads found in every issue of the LOG. The Art Editor, S. K. Moore, made many contributions toward making the LOG a better mag, the best being his original cover art. rr 47- ' 48 Every other Friday afternoon, the Log staff brought us light diversion and relief from our academic routine by giving us their bi-weekly publication. The first Log ever to be published came out in 1914 under the editorship of Henry P. Sampson; since then, the Leg had oscillated from cycle to cycle, varying from year to year in quality, quantity and content. This year saw another evolution in what we call " our mag " ; editorial policy was established to standardize the content, and measures were taken to increase the quality and quantity of editorial content. Primarily recognized as the Academy ' s humor maga- zine, this year ' s Log included humor, professional and technical articles, fiction, notes from the musical world, sports reporting, THE MUSIC STAFF. M. S. Shutty, F. Troescher, Jr., T. R. S. Ikeler. THE FEATURES STAFF. Bottom row. J. R. Kint, J. F. Leyerle and H. W. Albers, Features Editors; J. R. Walker. Top row: D. R. Osborn, C. F. Rushing, J. M. Cameron. Seoted. R. D. Claytor, F. P. Schlosser, F. W. Smith, F. G. Baur. Standing. B. S. Granum, A. Shartel. 78 Now the secret is out that the title of Salty Sam has served to head some cryptic writing of Howard Kay during first class year. Howie is gone, but not forgotten. The prolific pen of Stan Garner has kept the Brigade in stitches through four years of LOG humor. guest articles and current happenings at the Naval Academy; credit can be given to this hardworking staff for their efforts to present an enjoyable magazine, interesting to midshipmen and to their families and friends. The staff, headed by Ray Gornik as Editor and ably assisted by Howie Kay and Stan Garner, accomplished their objective in giving us a humor magazine which contained a savory dish for every taste. The Art staff under Sumner Moore was out- standing throughout the year with their variety of covers and cartoons, while John Leyerle and Hugh Albers sparkled the publication with their feature articles. Sports, the midship- man ' s second love and one of the heavier assignments to the staff, was handled well by Andy " Pop " Frahler. Always a concern to any staff, the handling of finances fell to the calculat- ting and masterful team of Bill Keen, Greg Bell, George Dittmann and Bob Kenyon. To meet the deadline and surmount the clipping shears of censorship, to publish the biggest Leg yet (Vol. 36, No. 18) are singular achievements; and, the first class members of the staff can depart with the satisfaction of a highly successftil year. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF. Bottom row: J. Wassell, W. H. Harris, Phofo Editor; C. Pearljton. Top row: T. Eagye, J. Johnson, H. Longino. R. I. Gornik, Editor of the LOG. Ray has done a great deal for the magazine during his term of office as Editor, by adding that Gornik touch to the makeup style. Lt. Comdr. Young, Officer Representative for the LOG. Along with his job as censor, Mr. Young has shown a continued interest in the welfare of the magazine. EDITORIAL STAFF. Seated: i. W. Moher, H. F. Tipton, Jr., S. B. Gamer, W. N. loor. ' R. H. Roberts. Stonding: P. A. lautermilch, Jr., T. McCreless, R. J. White. mwjQ The Local Advertising Manager, R. E. Kenyon worked with the merchants of Annapolis, producing ads and financial security. The National Advertising Manager, G. W. Dittman, turned out letters and turned in piles of national ads for the magazine. I " Uncle Bill " is the guardian angel of the 1948 LOG Staff. His has been a trying position, keeping the purse strings closed to the whimsies of the less cautious members of the organization. When finances are mentioned, it ' s " Go see Bill Keen. " He always had the answer. G EXCHANGE STAFF. D. H. Kahn and Mac McGrew. UNDERCLASS ADVERTISING STAFF (LOG). Seofed- R. E. James, H. G. Hioft, Jr., W. M. ColdweU. Standing: W. H. Lawton, K. C. Gedney, O. H. Wore, R. W. Nichols, I ART STAFF. B. Gloss, D. Kahn, L. Serrille, H. Whitley. CIRCULATION STAFF. W. W. Lasley, Ephraim P. Glassman, J. R. Foster, E. M. Kocher, S. S. Fine. 80 Ji Dick Bates, our editor, is a man of singular ability and vision. For four years he has worked to produce a new type of LUCKY BAG that differs radically and, we think, in an infinitely superior vein, from all the past year books, and to him goes the major part of the credit for what we have enclosed between these covers. His unselfish effort and devotion to his job, coupled with his excellent ideas, has made his a constant goal for the rest of us to shoot for, and he will always carry with him the gratitude of the staff and the class for a job well done. Below: Bill Bartow, Editorial Assistant; Bob Huntington, Associate; Quentin Wagenfleld, Associate Editor. Below af right: Commander N. G. Ward, Officer representative. TIE IKI! m On occasions an editor has a chance to talk about his staff. This is one of those occasions. The men on these pages are the ones who have made this publication possible. I want to tell you about their jobs. As Editorial Assistant, Bill Bartow was tops. With his com cob pipe clenched tightly in his teeth, Bill shaved minutes off the schedule when time was of an essence. Bob Huntington who is responsible for a huge part of the book, namely, cruise and aviation subjects, proved his versatility by switching from sen- sational photography to exceptional editorial work. In this latter department Quentin Wagenfield knew no peers and his work, namely, his dividers and biogs deserve the highest praise 81 Far leff: Jim Brunson, Managing Editor. Above: Charlie Mertz, Associate; Elf Wainwright, Associate. Above: Harold Lipschutz, Circulation Manager. Be ow: Jim Miller and Dick Smith, typists; Ernie Gray, Editorial Assistant, Dick Higgins, and Max Hill of the mounting and layout department. as does his later work on the Math, Dago, and Seamo Depart- ments. To the high echelon of command goes our sincere thanks. Both Comdr. Monroe Kelly, Jr., and his successor, Comdr. N. G. Ward gave us support and cooperation without which we would have failed. On the shoulders of Jim Brunson was carried the load ot scheduling copy and captions. Reverses and delays, he met them all with a determination and tenacity that carried him through successfully. Charlie Mertz, another quiet efficient page editor, handled P-rades and the Drum and Bugle Corps with one hand while his other penned the copy for the Watch Squad. Elf Wain- wright writes with a singular style. His treatment of biogra- phies, the Wardroom Mess, and the Ring Dance all stand out for their pure brilliance. Circulation and Harold Lipschutz; a success story in an in- finitesimal number of acts. The play was well cast and Monsieur Lipschutz was excellent in his portrayal of the successful cir- culation manager. To Jim Miller and Dick Smith fell the bulk of the typing. . . . While his wife was giving birth to the Lucky Bag, Ernie Gray J WH I f Ci K-S.? JM I ? " I ' ' " " Above; Bob Buechler, Circulati on assistant; Bob Styer, Associate. Above iar right: Gene Moss, Business Manager. suffered to take up the job of managing the household, to wit, answering letters and ordering engravings. . . . My warm thanks to him for his altruistic and uncomplaining nature. To Dick Higgins and Max Hill fell the jobs of assorting and mounting photographs. Bob Buechler supported Lippy in the circulation success story by handling the second regiment in toto. Bob Styer, with us from the start, supplemented his earlier biographical work with his fine work in re; the Bull Department and the Library. As in any undertaking, money is its lifeblood and it is to Gene Moss that we owe our thanks for his continuous transfusions. Eugene and his financial wizardry have brought us through wonderfully well. Working w ith Gene was George Dittman, who brought with him a great number of entre vous into the world of adver- tising. His was an unestimatable amount of help. We all missed Harry Leigh after his losing but valiant battle with Physics, Chemistry and their pitfalls. Harry Hinnant has helped us invaluably since joining the staff two years ago. Lynn Loeffler deserves a well-done for his work on the Chapel section as does Joe Dickson who, besides helping with the captions, did wonders with the Musical Club Show section. Chuck Kessing Above: George Dittmann, Advertising Manager. Below: The two Harry ' s, Leigh and Hinnant. Lynn Loeffier, Associate; Joe Dickson and Chuck Kessing. " ' Far left above: Pete Sherrill, Associate Editor. Above: Buck Struyk and Bill Wegner, Artists. Above: Ben Dowd, Associate. Below: Alex Todd and George Moore, Circulation assistant and Photo Manager ' s assistant; Bruce Meoder and Glen Brewer, Photographers. who did a fine job on the Hobby Clubs, found out that all was not peaches and cream in his field. If Erudition w as to be personified, its name would be Peter Sherrill and aptly named at that. Throughout this book one will notice some outstanding phraseology; those literary gems are Sherrillisms. Onus rohmii — it lies in his dividers. Another of the creative genius ' is Buck Struyk, who, as assistant to Bill Wegner, did some remarkably appealing work for this publica- tion. Bill Wegner, a truly great artist, fulfilled the capacity of art editor to perfection by both editing the art work and by supplying much of his own work. Front! nulla flics is appropos of Ben Dowd and his furor scri- hcnii is evidenced by his contributions of the Hop page, the Skinny and Steam Departments and the Three-Day Routine. The Sarony Studios depended upon George Moore for sched- uling the plebe class ' portraits while Alex Todd helped Lippy wade through the subscription blanks. To Bruce Meader and Glen Brewer goes the Editor ' s thanks for their great work in the darkroom and behind the cameras. Bob Neely, head man on the sports assignments, was ably as- sisted by Frank Schlosser and John Kint. To Bob, our sincere thanks. Fred Jackson did a bang-up job of scheduling the photo assignments. It was a frustrating job, but he handled it well. 84 Above: Bob Neely, Sports Editor; Fred Jackson, Photo Manager. Far right above: Ed Meyers, Photo Editor. A yearbook is in its essence a large photo album with each picture presenting a story . . . Pathos in departed faces . . . Comedy in the lighter moments . . . Pride in our progress. However, as is the case in painting, it takes a g reat artist to capture each story without distorting it. In Ed Meyers we had such an artist and we are proud to present this book which is but a background to his magnificent work. Ed ' s contribution was not only in the pictures themselves, but it includes his per- sonal sacrifices in time, effort, and academic standing. We, the Staff and the Class, wish to thank you, Ed, for your great work. Also our thanks to Ted Johnson, Bill Dombrowski, Al Pleasants and Tom Saltsman who helped Ed in this terrific undertaking. It is a job that has known no peers. Last but not least are our file clerks and aides, Bob Adler and Guy Shaffer who helped the staff no end. That is the staff upon which I leaned so heavily, the men who have made the publication of this book a pleasant task rather than one filled with drudgery. Their patience, willing- ness, effort, and genius is represented by every word, picture and punctuation mark that lie between these covers. . . . Si monumcntum rc imris circumspcc. Above: Ted Johnson and Bill Dumbrowski, Photographers. Below: Bob Adler and Guy Scheffer, File experts; John Kint and Frank Schlosser, Sports Assistants; Al Pleasants and Tom Saltsman, Photographers. 85 - Three times a day the Brigade forms as a unit. Reports are made, orders are published and we march off to eat. It is a part of our daily social life, it is an essential to health and happiness, it is a bull session and it is part of the heart beat of the Academy. It IS the time when the four classes are brought closest together, it is the period of gripes, jokes and even serious conversation at times. It is during meals that the plebes learn many of the fine points of becoming a finished Naval officer. The Wardroom Mess is our dining room, our kitchen and of the memories we carry away with us, many of them will be centered about things that happened here as we gathered to eat. The Wardroom Mess is ours exclusively. Here we are away from the ever-critical eye of the public, we are not on parade; here we govern ourselves and we are proud of the standards that exist. When we are happy, we sing here. When we are nursing a battered spirit, after losing an important sport event, we bolster each other with heartening remarks of the next time. It IS here we fret under the drudgery of the long cold winter months. Here, as a Brigade, we welcome our visitors and ex- tend to them the hospitality of the Naval Academy. The Presi- dent, Hildegarde, our fathers, our brothers in grey from the Hudson, the Prince of Turkey, yes, even Bill the goat; they have all eaten with us. At Christmas time we pile our plates high with turkey and cranberry sauce, on Fridays we grin and struggle through baked haddock and cherry jello. But the food IS the first thing we will forget about the Wardroom Mess; it is the spirit and habits that have been inscribed on us forever. One of the midshipman ' s first official acts is to eat in the Wardroom Mess. That first meal consists mostly of amazement and awe. You can ' t help looking around to see if there isn ' t an airplane or two stored in one of the corners. The unending line of uniform tables is nearly unbelievable. And just where does all the food come from. But it is only a matter of a few days before the newness of the dining room has worn off and after that it seems to fit just like an old shoe. Plebe year in the Ward- ... the symbol 0 class umt)i mi of loyalty to the service. Following a tradition started hy tk Class of 1869, the class elected memhers to the Class Crest and Ring Committee to design and produce a crest. This committee met and designed several, naU)! narrowing the numher to three, which were put up to the class for a vote. Many people have attempted to read symlolism into the designed crest . . . there is none save those two mentioned ahove. 86 room Mess meant questions, wildmen, hundredth night, zoom races, disappearing chairs, and varsity pie races. We were educated here, for from our little green chairs we could bring a square rigger about; we became authorities on sports, rules of the road, Mary Haworth, the condition of that imaginary lady, " the cow " ; here we took music lessons and it is the only place we know where they use bread pans as batons, here we learned seniority and discipline. Plebe year in the Wardroom Mess saw many laughs and an occasional display of temper. I am sure whoever coined the phrase, " Never a dull moment, " must have done so after an especially busy meal as a plebe. But all was not frolic and activity for here, each day, we united in prayer to meet our God and ask His guidance through the day. Here beneath the murals that tell the story of our brave brothers we humble ourselves before our great Leader and pray that we may be worthy of the task before us. We realize that we are not the first to sit at our long tables. We know that there are those who have gone before us and that sitting in our Wardroom Mess involves the responsibility of upholding the traditions they have laid down. Though we may eat the finest foods from the finest tables of the world we will never find anything as fine and true as the spirit of comradeship that we had in our own Wardroom Mess. Once in our Naval career we are allowed to escort a ladv into our Wardroom Mess. We will all remember it because it is one of those unique events that happens only once in a lifetime. Many of the girls who go with us to the Ring Dance supper later become the Navy wives who have made a traditional record of courage and service themselves. It is a night of magic and our Wardroom Mess measures up to the occasion and be- comes our palace for the evening. It is only a whisp of perfume and a fleeting moment of femininity, but it is a binding memory that associates our dining room with one of the memorable events of our Academy life. For our Ring Dance escorts; for ourselves; and for our classmates; the Wardroom Mess is only a building; only cement, doors and windows. But if a building ever lived; if a structure ever breathed and had a heart beating within it; it is this. Each of us carries away a little part of it in our heart and a little part of each one of us is left there forever. ccum cA . . . tKe jigwrelicai of tke U.S.S. Delaw ' arc, 20, one 0 owr wrXxisi »nen-o -iwir. TKe actual jigurcheai vxs long been replaced hy a hronzc replica. TecumseK is tlw great god of tujo-point-jive . . . tlie guardian angel of the eternal bucket . . . and our most consistant rooter for the annual Army game. For the resounding ' clunk ' of one small penny on his be eatkere J head, and a left-hand salute . . . tJte old hoy will guarantee a passing mark ' on any exam. 87 The memorable night began when we passed by the binnacle containing water from the seven seas, in which our rings, large and small, were christened. Then it was a short trip through the ring into the best hop of the year. M. A. Chiara, B. A. Moore, W. H. Barnes, III, J. M. Davis, R. W. O ' Reilly, W. C. Graham, Jr. To this committee goes the credit for the success of the Ring Dance. They made the plans, supervised the decorations, collected the money, and paid the bills. RIH HI J] J It ' s a man ' s world here at the Naval Academy. But once in a while we get around to including the women in an activity and when we do, there just isn ' t anything better. Such an event is the Ring Dance. It is the time when we officially ally our- selves to the spirit and purpose of the Naval Academy and in anyone ' s life it is a big event. Though we may wander far from the Navy, we will always be proud of our rings; the symbol of a way of life that is unique to our group; should we choose to spend our life in our country ' s service, our rings will symbolize the class we built as best w e knew how. We share this pride- ful moment with the finest girls we know, our Navy drags. Yes, it was a beautiful night; every star v as out in our honor; a light breeze rippled through Smoke Park and drifted between the huge stone pillars that gave the Mem Hall balcony the neces- sary romantic touch. The music was soft and sweet, the lights were low; it was masterpiece of mood. It was the perfect setting. For many the setting was only the beginning. For many of us this moment had been a long time coming. It had meant months of waiting, with letters the only road for romance. But the night was here and the occasion for our engagement was at hand. Thoughts drifted beyond the music and the mood. For- ward into the future; to marriages, homes, children, and life with the girl who was then dancing with us. Other thoughts marched forward to careers studded with faithful service, with achievements in a chosen field that would serve our Navy and our country; thoughts of ships, the sea and the life of the Naval officer. For us it w as the beginning of what we had held in our minds for years. It was an evening full of tradition. Each ring was dutifully Memorial Hall was found to be a perfect setting for an evening of such far-reaching consequences as was this one. 88 christened in the binnacles that flanked the Mem Hall staircase. The water from the seven seas very appropriately smelled as if it had laid under a Singapore pier since the beginning of time. Each lady was officially welcomed with a kiss from her mid- shipman as she entered Memorial Hall. As the band gently played our Alma Mater and our girls placed our rings on our fingers, the picture was completed. This moment would follow us to our graves. It would remain always the significant night of our four years at the Academy. We will return to it over and over and recapture the magic that was created for us alone. It was a night we hated to have end. But as the music faded into an enchanting whisper and as the lights dimmed to noth- ing more than a warm glow, we captured the moment ' s magic to lock in our hearts forever. It was not the end of the Ring Dance, it was the beginning of a lifetime treasure. The glow that warmed our youthful spirit this night would return to in- still in us the same youthful spirit whenever our thoughts re- turned to the memorable night when our Navy drags shared with us the greatest moment of devotion and reverence to the service which was so much a part of us. The credit for this night of nights goes to the hard-working Ring Dance Committee. Their many hours of planning resulted in a perfect background. The Spanish Patio, executed by Building and Grounds, furnished us with the second best place to sit one out. Smoke Park was the best with its gay lanterns and white covered benches. The highlight of Smoke Park was the string orchestra that completed the soft inviting atmosphere. The wishing well that overlooked Smoke Park was complete with water and bucket. The change that it accumulated during the evening at least provided a topic of conversation for those whose heads were in the clouds. The crowning event of the evening was the weather . . . clear and warm for the first time in many a ring dance. This in itself was an omen well worth marking ... it was truly a night to remember. Under the spell of the wishing well over gayly lit Smoke Park troths were plighted and lifetimes planned . . . with the giving and the taking of a miniature of the Class Ring. Couples sit one out on the wall overlooking the sea-scape that highlighted the Spanish patio designed by Ben Dowd. It changed Smoke Hall into a spot we will not soon forget. 89 Dewey Basin ..I JLacDonough Hall is usually a midshipman favorite from early in plebe year. It was soon found that drag- less plebe week ends could be profitably spent here in a friendly basketball game or a refreshing swim. Week- day afternoons were spent here too . . . maybe for a game of handball or squash on the courts of the lower gym, a workout in the wrestling loft, or an enforced stint with the posture squad high up in the tower. Some of the trips to the gym were not so pleasant . . . those P.T. periods beginning with loosening up exercises were usually an ordeal . . . they exercised muscles that had never been used before. The swimming tests became increasingly grueling each year, and after the first class test many swore that they would never go in the pool again . . . but they did. That the Navy has excelled in a large number of sports throughout the years can be proved by reference to the record boards and trophy cases in the Museum Annex just inside the main entrance to the Hall. A knowledge of a large number of sports is emphasized by the Depart- ment of Physical Training as a requisite for a naval officer. To this end the Hall ' s facilities from the boxing ring on the ground floor to the fencing loft on the second deck were devoted. Just north of MacDonough Hall and situated appropri- ately next to the seawall is the home of the Seamanship and Navigation Department, Luce Hall. Here through corridors adorned with famous quotations from the Navy ' s past leaders, midshipmen receive the necessary inspiration in their quest for professional knowledge. Navigation theory, rules of the road, tactics and ship handling were taken from the classroom to the Y.P. ' s tied up to the dock, in an effort to put theoretical knowledge into practical channels. Also situated in Luce Hall is the Department of Foreign Languages. Here with the aid of modern training facilities, such as recording machines, this department carries on an increasingly important function. With more and more emphasis being placed on international relations and the understanding of other nations, the study of foreign languages increases in proportion, for only through this study can the motives and goals of these nations be fully comprehended. TfUcD Mou " cUl ' :4 ' t D YS 1 jllL ll Captain Edmund B. Taylor, Director of Athletics, came to the Academy from duty as Naval Aide to the Secretary of the Navy. His war service includes command of a D.D. in the battle of Cape Esperance and the Bougainville campaign, and command of a squadron in the Marianas and Philippine Sea actions. Seated: H. Ortland, Jr., Ens. B. S. Mortin, F. J. Sazama, E. E. Miller, Comdr. R. E. Dornin, Copt. E. B. Taylor, Comdr. E. W. Hessel, Copt. M. D. Gilmore, Geo. Sauer, Lcdr. R. Pennington, Jr. Second row: C. W. Phillips, W. P. Bilderbock, J. N. Rommocher, V. Bradford, R. Swartz, R. Ingalls, E. J. Thomson, Geo. Rassmussan, T. G. Taylor. Top row: J. Branzell, H. M. Webb, A. J. Richards, R. E. Godsby, K. A. Kitt, J. Fiems, J. N. Wilson, F. L. Foster, W. Aamaold, F. H. Warner, A. H. Hendrix. Absent: B. L. Carnevale, H. A. Muller. The Mission of the Naval Academy states " ... healthy minds in healthy bodies are necessities for the fulfillment of the mdi ' vidual missions of the graduates. ... " There are many depart- ments at the Academy working toward a healthier state of mind and body for the midshipmen but the one that influences most men directly is the P. T. Department. Their Physical Torture program is inescapable. An ingenious set of physical proficiency tests have been de- vised and it is necessary for each man to successfully complete all phases before he can graduate. Initially he has to pass a strength test to show that he has a sufficient amount of brawn. Proper coordination is tested by the obstacle course. The old adage that sailors can ' t swim has gone by the board and swim- ming IS a must. Swimming tests are designed to prove endur- ance and ability. A normally active person does not have great difficulty passing these various tests since the physical training drills give adequate instruction for all phases. Physical training drills affect a man for three of his four years at the Academy. By the time he has reached first class year, he has theoretically gained enough basic instruction to carry on without further prompting. It ' s not so remarkable then that most men do continue and follow some sport as a lifetime hobby. There is an endless variety of sports handled by the department, ranging from setting up exercises and tennis to gymnastics and football, from volleyball and boxing to sw im- ming, w restling, basketball and golf. No one can forget the coaching of Spike Webb, Tommy Taylor, Henry Ortland, and Chet Phillips among others. The instructors really know their stuff. The physical training program makes every man aware of the importance of good physical condition and provides a founda- tion to last through life. 92 iS 4 | ( n o ' O « " • iif4 " r at 3 1?Jit ' - Xl, ' , " ? • 1 i. ' ..._ il, Bottom row: R. M. Tahiin, manager; H. W. Egan, F. A. Smith, P. B. Suhr, W. H. Barton, J. C. Day, captain; E. F. Stacy, W. L Bryan, C. A. Peterson. W. S. Kremidas, Capt. G. P. Hunter, USN, Officer Representative. Second row: J. W. Ingram, J. C. Stuart, C. W. Hurd, R. J. White, D. L. Jorrell, R. W. Welsh, J. H. Billings, Joseph Fiems, coach; J. S. Frerichs, R. R. Colvin, S. F. Powel, III, M. H. Thiele, J. M. Donlon, W. C. Doby, M. E. Lemelman W. P. Gorski. Top row: O. M. Fourion, E. H. Woods, W. R. Kittredge, P. A. Smith, T. R. Golec, A. R. Wright, R. M. Stanley, P. W. Utterbock, C. A. Brettschneider, A. R. Phillips, W. D. Shaughnessy, A. C. Brady, P. A. Phelps, D. L Soracco, L AA. Serrille, W. J. Whitley, manager; R. C. Rowley. R. M. Tatum, team manager, Mr. Joseph Fiems, coach. Captain G. P. Hunter, USN, officer representative, J. C. Day, team captain. Number two man in the always victorious saber event was Bill Barton. Ed Stacey earned two letters and was also a consistent winner with the saber. Phil Suhr was Navy ' s number one foil expert for two seasons. With the foil extended Bill Doby exhibits the proper form at the thrust position. V fT ! rr h Jill 1 ll Fencing is one of the oldest sports at the Academy, compe- tition having begun back in 1895 when proficient use of the sword v as considered to be a necessary part of a gentleman ' s education. In the past eleven years, the team has lost only eight dual meets out of seventy-one intercollegiate contests under the coaching of Mr. Clovis Deladrier. The Academy joined mem- bers of the team in deep regret when Mr. Deladrier passed away early this year, leaving this record as a tribute to his ability. This season the team lost but one intercollegiate meet, and that one to the major rival of all Navy teams, West Point. It was an upset, and the first victory for the Army since 1941. The remainder of the meets, embracing both colleges and ama- teur squads, were Navy victories with the exception of the contest with the highly skilled amateur Saltus Club of New York. The best squad record was that made by the sabremen com- posed of team captain Jim Day, Bill Barton, and Ed Stacy. Day lost only one match and Barton lost three during the season. The foil squad was led by Phil Suhr, Dick Colvin, and Bill Egan. Bill Doby was the only N letterman returning in the epee event. The epee and sabre squads were defending champions in the Eastern Intercollegiate Association also having earned enough points in the last tournament to bring the team trophy home. Both sabre and foil squads were expected to do very well if not win the Easterns this season. Bottom row: Coach J. N. Rammacher, E. C. Waller, E. I. McQuiston, J. C. Kays, K. W. Dunwody, J. P. Rogers, G. L. Hoffman, P. P. Billingsley, J. T. Metcalf, R. M. Machell, R. I. Gornick, Coach Chet Phillips. Second row: Lieut. W. Blottman, R. S. Moore, W. D. Bossett, G. L. Moffetf, R. R. Grayson, C. R. White, J. L. Greene, H. W. Jones, M. S. Bentin, R. W.Peard, Comdr.J. H. Raymer. Top row: R. E. Dollinger, G. D. Bruce, R. P. Schneider, G. E. Irish, H. I. Scribner, C. B. Lindley, G. M. Castelianos, W. H. DeMers. m Comdr. J. H. Raymer, officer representative; R. M. Machell, man- ager and number three man on the flying rings; J. N. Rammacher, assistant coach; George Hoffman, team captain and number one man on both rope climb and horizontal bar; C. W. Phillips, coach; Lt. W. C. Blattman, USN, candidate for the United States Olympic Team. Chuck Ransom performs a flank on the side horse. Phil Rogers does a sole-circle on the horizontal bar. Ken Dunwody comes over the top of the bar in a front giant swing. The scene on the upper gym floor on winter afternoons re- minded one of a three-ring circus, complete with flying rings to match the trapeze. The equipment was crow ded with people competing for positions on the team in one or more of the six events, with coaches Chet Phillips and John Rammacher more often than not jumping up on the high bar or running through an exercise on the parallel bars or the horse to explain a point by demonstration to awed team members. Gym w as not so much team work ... it was individual competition of a type requiring coordination and timing, strength, and the skill de- veloped v ith hours of practice. It took patience to develop the sense of balance necessary in a tumbling exercise or a cut and catch on the flying rings, or a back flip on the parallel bars. George Hoffman was captain of the team for two years. Not satisfied with breaking the World ' s Record time for the rope climb, George developed exercises that made him number one man on the horizontal bar as vv ell. The team was strong in every event except tumbling, winning three of the five meets, and for the first time in four years earned those solid gold charms for beating West Point. John Kays does a one-arm hand stand. Pat Billingsley in a con- ventional hand stand on the parallel bars. Captain George Hoff- man, Eastern Intercollegiate rope-climbing champ, reaches for the pan. -r-t r t mA J-! n JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL COACHES. Ens. H. R. Duden, Cmdr. W. F. Bringle, Mr. Frank Foster, Cmdr. E. W. Hessel, Mr. W. P. Bilderback. 8off6m row: Coach Foster, S. B. Neander, A. L. Frahler, R. A. Schultz, A. L. Jansen, C. E. Dorris, W. G. Ikard, W. V. Moore, L. H. Derby, C. i. Baumon, Coach Bilderback, Coach Hessel. Second row: R. B. Blackwell, T. P. Riegert, B. G. Stone, J. F. Trevillyan, T. J. Larson, H. D. Train, M. L. Gillam, R. E. Goldman, W. E. Marquart, R. C. Mandeville, R. W. Goodman. Third row: T. J. Kilcline, A. M. Sinclair, B. T. Wood, C. E. Bennett, D. C. Sattler, R. D. Harrell, J. J. McNally, F. C. Houser. fourth row: V. H. Schaeffer, S. R. Foley, W. W. Lesley, W. R. Wogner, G. C. Mahoney, L. M. Noel, W. J. Budge, fifth row: M. H. Lasell, G. P. Buck, J. G. Stinson, W. H. Hamilton, L. L. Collins, N. M. Tonkin. Sixth row: J. T. Coughlin, C. M. C. Jones, E. A. Cruise, J. H. Brick, E. P. Knox. Sevanfh row: E. E. Purvis, E. W. Achee, Top row: G. H. Seeley, manager. Beginning with spring football practice and the workouts on the carrier flight deck during summer cruise, the fact that the junior-varsity football squad was a vital link in the Naval Academy ' s pigskin program was proven again and again. The " J-V ' s " were included in the month ' s training routine at Whid- bey Island, Washington, prior to the opening of the season. Each week during the fall the junior-varsity gridders were called on for practice scrimmages against the varsity players. Often they executed the plays used by the coming varsity op- ponents as reported by the junior-varsity coaches doubling as scouts. Coaches Frank Foster, Commanders Hessel and Bnngle, and Ensign Dick Duden all served in such a dual capacity. Despite the inroads on their own practice time, the J-V ' s fashioned an excellent team which lost only one contest in a rugged seven-game schedule. The quarterbacks were even said to make good use of the plays of varsity opponents in the Friday afternoon battles, since the squad had been rehearsing them during the week. 95 m I Above. Backstroker de luxe Tom Lechner awaits the start of his race. Above left. Bill Kanokanui was captain of the team and a member of the team holding the pool record for the 400 yard relay. These three swimmers are distance men: Bill Rockey, Chuck Sellars, and Dave Ridderhoff. Their endurance represents the product of the long hours of conditioning necessary for the grueling distance races. The four hundred yard free style relay team composed of Harvey Hague, George Cummings, Vol Schaeffer and Jim McEnearney, are admiring the pool records. The fifty yard length makes the Natatorium one of the largest collegiate pools in the East. Once on the three meter board divers Henry Hoppe and Joe Morrison perform with exacting skill and grace. 96 nimiiiinG Holders of the Southern Atlantic A.A.U. crown last year, the swimmers ran into difficulty during the 1948 season, win- ning only four meets. The campaign was very nearly salvaged in the Army meet. The swimmers stroked and kicked to an early lead which changed hands several times. Finally Army emerged the victor by a 39-36 count, the closest score in ten years. Led by Bill Kanakanui, there were many fine individual performances. The Havi aiian-born captain gave good account of himself in both the free style sprints and relay. Frank Goul- bourne and Chip Higgins in the breast stroke, Dave RidderhofF m the middle distance, Bill Rockey in the longer distance races and Hank Hoppe and Joe Morrison in either the one or three- meter board diving were consistent point winners, as was the relay team composed of Harvey Hague, Jim Crosby, John Ivens and Kanakanui. Last, but not least, Tom Lechner battled the pool record in the backstroke all season. SWIMMING. Bottom row: Henry Ortiand, coach; H. H. Hogue, E. M. Eyior, J. F. Ivan. W. A. Kanakanui, captain; J. S. Crosby, T. F. Lechner, Harvey Muller, atsittant coach; R. C. Anderson, manager. Second row: Jim Sanders, trainer; E. E. Speaker, E. C. Higgins, B. M. Jennings, W. B. Krill, J. W. Calhoun, F. P. Gouldburn, W. G. Lolor, G. M. Neely, D. A. Hurt, W. K. Rockey, J. R. Powell. Top row: H. W. Morgan, C. B. P. Sellor, J. E. Mc- Eneorney, W. S. Guthrie, V. H. Schoeffer, G. W. Cummings, D. M. Ridderhof, H. Hoppe, K. A. Bott, J. R. Morrison, G. A. Bottom. 1 I Emil Eyier swam the breast stroke lap of the medley relay. Bodies tensed, toes gripping the edge ready to lunge, are sprinters Jlin Crosby, Dave Hurl, and John Ivers. The starter ' s gun will soon soon send them churning down the pool. 97 1 J I ll Coach H. M. " Spike " Webb has directed many Naval Academy boxing teams in past years and more recently the annual Brigade tournaments. He has always produced a group of diligent, scrappy fighters. Last winter saw the eight crowns go to four previous winners and four none-the-less superior boxers in the other weight divisions. The candidates for the annual tournament in MacDonough Hall all had a difficult path to the championship matches. Training was almost entirely a matter of self-discipline, sand- wiched in among a crowded sports program without the super- vision given other varsity athletic squads. The boxers had no Three-time Brigade champion Ed Duncan scored a convincing T. K. O. in his 155-pound final. Heavyweight champion Lowell Stockdale decisioned his roommate. Frank Roth held onto the 175-pound title. Bob Duncan regained the 127-pound class championship. W. p. Riggins, 121 lbs.; E. F. Duncan, 155 lbs.; M. J. Richardson, 165 lbs.; H. V . Vincent, 145 lbs.; L. A. Stockdale, heavyweight; F. H. Roth, 175 lbs.; W. C. Sandlin, 135 lbs.; R. D. Duncan, 127 lbs.; D. D. DeV itt, manager. Kneeling: Coach H. M. " Spike " Webb. 98 MacDonough Hall was packed in February with a formally- attired audience witnessing the 175-pound final between Frank Roth and Walt Brajdich. Bill Sandlin captured the 135-pound crown. 121-pounder Ward Riggins repeated in his division. Dean DeWitt ably assisted " Spike " Webb in managing the tournament. Hal Vincent triumphed in the 145-pound competition. The 165- pound honors went to an out- standing boxer, Mort Richardson. special diet and worked out individual conditioning programs to meet the weight requirements. Before the semi-finals, important preliminaries were held to determine the 32 worthy entrants who performed the first of two Saturday evenings in the gymnasium. The winners made a return engagement a week later to vie for the coveted " N ' s, " preceded by Coach Webb ' s Navy juniors staging a preliminary schedule of exhibition bouts for 30-pounders and up. Ward Riggins, Bob Duncan, Frank Roth, and Ed Duncan repeated with excellent championship form. Ed Duncan, an especially crafty puncher, captured his third consecutive title. Bob Duncan fought back to gain the 127-pound crown which he first took two winters before. Other survivors of the elimi- nations were Bill Sandlin, Hal Vincent, Mort Richardson, and Lowell Stockdale. Stockdale, the only fourth class title holder, had the rare distinction of decisioning his roommate. Dale Simons, in the final heavyweight match. Credit for the success of the tournament should also go to the many game fighters who lost out in the stiff competition, box- ing manager Dean DeWitt, and the numerous midshipmen who served as seconds at the ringside. 99 fsi mf Heavyweight champion Newbold Smith finally took the title from O ' Shaughnessy in the Eastern Collegiates. Captain John Fletcher was voted the most outstanding wrestler, took the 1 45-pound title at the Easterns. Howard Edwards, 121-pound class. Bart Downes, 145-pound class. mil Tllllfi The grapplers this year faced the problem of increasing a dual meet record of 38 consecutive wins. With veterans Newbold Smith, Chuck Hathaway, Henry Settle, Bill Chandler, Bart Downes, Bob Wisherd and many others, plus Eastern Intercol- legiate Champions Wayne Smith and John Fletcher, agam team captain, on hand, prospects for another undefeated season were bright indeed. The team faced a rough schedule before the cham- pionships in March, but Coach Ray Swartz had every confidence in his veteran squad. The severest test would be the match with Lehigh University, last year ' s championship team, which had finished the Easterns just ahead of Navy to ease the matmen out Bart Downes is declared the winner by the referee after pinning his opponent. Bart was a regular in the 145-pound class. 100 II BoHom row: Mr. Ray Swartz, coach; It. Cmdr. C. F. Leigh, H. R. Edwards, Jr., W. D. Chandler, I. W. Smith, B. M. Downes, J. A. Fletcher, C. E. Hathaway, R. B. Wisherd, H. T. Settle, E. N. Smith, Mr. Karl Kitt, assistant coach. Middle row: R. A. Cochran, manager; H. H. Drake, I. W. Dillman, A. G. B. Grosvenor, K. W. Schiweck, J. S. Bier, J. L. D. Cox, C. DiBenedetto, C. M. Kinney, Jr., Bill Fallon, trainer. Top row: W. S. Clark, T. R. Mahoney H. M. Boding, R. T. Fox. of the team title which they had held for four straight years. A lot depended on winning this meet for it would indicate Navy ' s chances in the Easterns at the end of the season. The Gettysburg match opened the schedule and proved to be one of the toughest meets of the season, with no falls scored by either team. A win over Pennsylvania finished up the unde- feated season. John Fletcher retained his 145-pound title and was voted the most outstanding wrestler at the Easterns. Wayne Smith, last year ' s 136 class champion, remained undefeated in col- legiate competition though an error in the scoring declared his opponent the winner in their semi-finals match. Newbold Smith earned a title with a decisive win over O ' Shaughnessy to give the team third place honors in the competition. Long legs gave Bob Wisherd some advantage in the 175 class, skill made up the rest. Bill Chandler had a tough time staying down to 128 pounds all season. Chuck Hathaway usually wrestled in the 155-pound division. Henry Settle tried out at 175 for four years. ■ ' «p ■ ' Mm i U fl B SQUAD. J. H. H. Carrington, T. M. Gill, J. K. Walker, J. A. Bacon, K. L. Butler, L. F. Vogt, G. T. Balzer. A newcomer to the list of intercollegiate sports, squash had a fairly slow start. The excellent courts in the lower gym had attracted many men, who found the sport an excellent form of exercise when the tennis nets had been taken down for the winter. Shortly after their construction the courts were utilized in the intramural program on a battalion level. A group of en- terprising men who had become interested in the sport con- ceived the idea of using some of the developed talent to form a team to compete with the many athletic clubs and associations in the area. There was the usual difficulty in getting things started and the kinks ironed out of the idea, but finally, last year, the team was formed by competition among the interested people, and played a series of matches. This year the planning was more objective. Art Hendrix, the Academy tennis coach, took over the coaching duties and the team became an official sport at the Academy. Squash will probably become more prominent in future years in view of the fact that it is an excel- lent sport in which to indulge in later years. Jim Carrington demonstrates a low backhand shot in a corner of the court. George Balzer keeps his eye on the ball as he gets set for a return. Joe Walker and Ken Butler pose in one of the lower gym courts. Tom Gill takes a forehanded swing at the ball while John Bacon stands clear, ready to play the rebound. 102 DINGHY TEAM. Front row: A. E. Waller, Jr., W. S. Taylor, R. M. Smith, Jr. Second row: N. A. Amijfrong, III, S. E. Foscato, Jr., J. E. Baltar, D. G. Cluett, captain; H. Conover, Jr., L F. Eites, C. T. Brown, Jr. Third row: F. G. Horan, S. R. Krause, J. B. Foster, C. G. Davit, R. L. Hartwell, Jr., C. G. Robertson, Jr., M. E. Leslie, E. Venning, Jr., G. G. Lone, J. L. Furrh, Jr. Top row: G. W. Sumner, Jr., J. C. Henning, III, W. R. Cauder, W. G. Davis, J. K. Noble, Jr. With the starting line at the dinghy float left behind, Whittier Davis tends the jib sheet while Captain Dave Cluett handles the tiller. nm liiii 103 Diligent practice early and late paid off in five consecutive Middle-Atlantic sailing championships. The year 1947 ushered in the first Army-Navy sailing meet, and, of course, the first N stars for the dinghy men. The teams of Cluett and Davis, Bal- tar and Turrh, Conover and Sumner, and Estes and Smith were among those who conquered the cruising cadets in that first meet. The new Tempests gave more speed for the first real national championship meet at Navy, held this year. Rounding the first buoy Jim Furrh and Jack Bailor watch their opponents ' progress with interest. George Sumner keeps a weather eye on the jib as he and Harvey Conover come " wing and wing " down the last leg. Practical drills as youngsters on board YP ' s . . . we got our first taste of things to come " out in the Fleet. " With flag hoist drills underway, we maneuvered in company with other YP ' s, over every wave on the Severn. In the same drill, our navigator, S. K. Moore learns the fundamentals of navigation by plotting our undulating movements. This practical side of our navigation course gives us an early comprehension of the duties and prob- lems we will someday face when navigating one of our Navy ' s proud ships on the seven seas. As a checl on the navigator ' s dead reckoning, Dave Hartshorn takes a " fix " on an important land- mark to determine our exact position. siflfflnnsBip fl Our acquaintance with the Seamanship and Navigation Department began just after our three-day routine and con- tinued until that final Nav P-work of first class year. During those first days of plebe summer vv e double-timed to the cutter shed to master the art of propelling cutters by oar. Salty chiefs introduced us to a strange language . . . we learned what w as meant by shipping the plug, passing a stopper, and the disgrace attached to catching a crab. Graduating to knockabouts and sailing w haleboats we again had to learn a new language . . . this time there w as the luff and the clew to be properly at- tached, and reef points to worry about when the breeze stiffened. Later plebe year we were again mustering for seamo drill on the America Dock. Splintered docks and mashed-in bows were the price we payed for not mastering t he eternal puzzle of which way the stern would go when we backed down, or fouling up the bell signals. When ice and cold weather blocked our ship handling drills we were cloistered in Luce Hall and exposed to rules of the road movies. We sawf the complete series, then saw them through again before spring allowed us to resume our outdoor navigation attempts. This time we were introduced to a larger type vessel with infinitely greater dock-splintering possibilities — the YP. On other occasions we sailed down the Chesapeake armed with rangefinders, sextants, and three-arm protractors trying vainly to keep an accurate running track of our craft ' s position. At the beginning of second class year we started our long treks to the fourth deck of Luce Hall for our weekly Nav P- works. The inevitable list of corrections over the loudspeaker before the exam . . . the word " seats " . . . the ensuing mad scramble to see who could put the first line on their paper . . . thirty minutes of feverish activity . . . another correction over 104 iflfiGfliiy the loudspeaker overlooked before ... a mad erasing of lines . . . thus was the pattern of those Saturday morning sessions that became all too familiar. We piloted our mythical ship over the charts provided . . . met with the frustration of fixing our po- sition on some sandy beach . . . and later with the added con- fusion of star sights felt lucky if we could even get a reasonable fix. With first class cruise under our belts and the practical ex- perience of taking actual star sights with sextants, we returned to the Nav P-works with increased confidence . . . only to be fiirther confounded by red and blue magnetism, aerial naviga- tion, the Mark III plotting board, and H.O. 218. In the meantime the seamanship courses were creating a new source of frustration. We learned the hard way that the Sea- manship Department meant it when they advised us to know the General Prudential Rule verbatim. The drills of first class year furnished amusement and prac- tical experience. The penny arcade type of fiin had nothing on us as we led our make-believe destroyer on a submarine chase relying only on simulated sonar bearings and doppler. By the time we finished studying Naval Law it seemed im- possible that any situation could arise in the field of Seamanship and Navigation that had not been thoroughly covered. On the threshold of our careers as Naval officers we hoped that we had learned our lessons well. DEPARTMENT OF S N. Boffom row: Comdr. C. S. Walsh, Comdr. R. C. Latham, Comdr. T. M. Fleck, Copt. B. N. Ritterhouse, Jr., Capt. R. F. Stout, Comdr. B. P. Field, Jr., Comdr. T. P. Lowndes, Comdr. D. Nash, Comdr. R. E. Freeman. Second row: Ch. Bosn. J. G. Gilyard, Comdr. A. M. Ershler, Comdr. J. B. Denton, Comdr. F. W. Ingling, Comdr. D. L. Johnson, Comdr. P. H. Biarnason, Comdr. E. A. Beito, Comdr. F. D. Michael, Comdr. A. B. Harmon, Comdr. K. I. C. Keepers, Comdr. T. D. Cunninghom. Third row: Ens. H. Ortland, III, Lt. Cdr. J. F. Trawick, Lt. Cdr. J. F. Lowson, Ens. H. L. Mize, Lt. Cdr. G. P. Stokes, Lt. Cdr. C. D. McCall, Comdr. W. O. Spears, Jr., Comdr. S. S. Mann, Jr., Comdr. F. G. Dierman, Lieut. R. O. Mink, Lt. Cdr. R. C. Porter, Jr. Fourth row: Lt. Cdr. G. L. Kemp, Lieut. W. C. Blattmonn, Ens. E. G. Hanson, Lt. Cdr. V. A. Sherman, Ens. F. G. Bouwman, Lt. Cdr. J. J. A. Michel, Lt. Cdr. R. Hartford, Lieut. A. L. Julian, Ens. M. K. Morris, Lt. (ig) F. J. Byzet, Lieut. R. J. Clare, Jr., Lt. (jgl G. W. Mitchell. Captain Richard F. Stout, Head of the Department of Seamanship and Navigation, was serving as Chief of Staff of the Pacific Train- ing Command v« hen called to the Academy. War duty included the command of two destroyers, a division, and a squadron, and operation in the Guadalcanal and New Guinea areas. A Y.P. drill with R. T. Goodwin as Steersman is an interesting experience for R. B. Moore on the E.O. telegraph and observer D. L. Hartshorn. 105 ej! M » j ' .d M f r v ; js Sii «vvK ffig v v»rfvi i fill J L 1 J The naval officer, according to John Paul Jones, " should not only be able to express himself clearly and with force in his own language both in tongue and pen, but he should also be versed in French and Spanish. " But times have changed — besides the two languages recommended by Jones, the Department of Foreign Languages believes that three more are also useful to a naval officer — German, Portuguese, and Russian. The first — and incidentally the last — choice we were al- Officers of the Foreign Language Clubs: J. E. Draim, French Club; H. Gurman, Russian Club; J. Montalvo, president of the combined clubs; A. L. Loeffler, German Club; H. B. Barl ley, Treasurer of the combined clubs. Capt. W. G. Cooper, pictured above, was head of the Department of Foreign Languages until relieved early in 1948 by Capt. R. N. Norgaard. Midshipman Ed Meyers and Commander Adams greet French Ambassador M. Bonnet, upon his visit to the Naval Academy. lowed in selecting our academic routine was in the matter of foreign languages. After making the decision we found ourselves learning a new alphabet, teaching our tongue new acrobatics, and saying things we had never planned to say under the expert guidance of a prof with a sense of humor. Before long we had learned how to say " Beat Army " in our adopted tongue and found the correct position for the verbs and nouns in a sentence. Soon we were presenting dialogues and even dramas w hich somehow always ended up in a riot of laughter no matter how solemn the theme. Gaining facility in speaking, we were introduced to practical situations which might confront any Naval officer. We bought oil from a foreign tanker, introduced a pilot to our wheelhouse, and welcomed the health inspector aboard. The Foreign Languages Club furnished us an opportunity to further master our language. Here we saw movies which intro- 106 FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT. Front row: Assoc. Prof. A. R. Hofler, Professor A. Cabrillo-Vaiquei, Senior Professor N. H. Winchell, Captain W. G. Cooper, USN, (Head of Deportment); Captain R. N. Norgoord, USN, (Executive Officer); Professor G. E. Stornes, Assoc. Prof. W. H. Sewell, Assoc. Prof. R. F. Muller. Second row: Comdr. J. C. Eliot, Asst. Prof. O. Ferndndei, Asst. Prof. W. X. Welsh, Assoc. Prof. H. W. Drexel, Asst. Prof. P. M. Beadle, Assoc. Prof. C. P. Lemieux, Asst. Prof. W. H. Berry, Asst. Prof. J. D. Yarbro, Comdr. H. A. Lamar, Asst. Prof. W. H. BufFum. Third row: Asst. Prof. C. R. Michaud, Instructor G. J. Riccio, Instructor J. E. Griffiths, Instructor E. H. Toliaferro, Asst. Prof. C. A. Pritchard, Asst. Prof. E. T. Heise, Lieut. Comdr. H. D. Dovison, USN, Instructor H. R. Keller, Jr., Instructor J. P. d ' Elia. Bock row: Asst. Prof. J. H. Elsdon, Lieut. Comdr. H. B. Seim, USN, Instructor K. P. Roderbourg, Instructor K. E. Lappin, Instructor E. i. Sotterthwaite, Asst. Prof. W. W. Sewell, Commander W. J. Giles, Jr., USN. duced to US the customs and idioms of the country . . . heard our voices on a recorder speaking a strange language . . . and sang with great gusto that nation ' s equivalent of " Sweet Adeline. The Royal Danish Navy Frigate, Holger Oanske, on Its summer cruise paid us a visit. Two Danish Midshipmen escort B. C. Taylor and E. N. Wells on a tour of their ship. " Enchante, monsieur! " Midshipmen R. H. Meenan, C. E. Hatha- way, and W. E. Johnston learn how to introduce one another in French. Practical instruction in foreign languages is stressed with a foresight to dealings with foreign naval officers. Midshipmen John W. McCord, Kenneth Mills, R.N., and Charles Hathaway enjoy dinner aboard the H.M.S. Sheffield upon the visit of the British midshipmen to the Naval Academy. 107 .pproaching the Academy from the seaward side, the first noticeable object is the station ship, Reina Mercedes. This well-preserved reminder of the Spanish American War serves as the administrative center of the station, flies the flag of the Superintendent, Admiral Holloway. From the Reina extending shoreward is Reina Dock, the starting point of our cruises and the place to catch a ferry to the north shore. Proceeding down the dock we pass the foremast of the historic battleship Maine, and by saluting batteries that Are a round each night at 2200 in commemoration of the sinking of this ship at that fateful hour. Along Santee Road to our left is Santee Basin, where the sleek-lined star boats are moored. To landward is Farragut Field, perhaps the most versatile of all the fields in the yard. Here in the " Damn the Torpedoes " attitude of its namesake are found the hard fought battles of company, batt., J. V., and varsity teams. Early plebe year we knew Farragut Field and also cursed it . . . for here in the midst of choking dust we learned the fundamentals of infantry drill. In the Fall, however, we forgot our aversion to it as we played batt. football on what little turf was left, or watched the lacrosse team subdue their opponents. Skirting the field is the ill-famed commando course whose fiendish obstacles frustrated even the strongest. There was no easy way ... no escaping getting sand in your shoes, rolling through a mud puddle, or scraping your shins on the rope climb ... it was just a matter of determination and guts. ' 1 - ' .f : !!! k .: . ?-i£i:ly: dRl ' ■,.r;l3i ;4ioK tHe Se€i 7i Ui BoHom row: M. N. Allen, C. P. Coulter, E. A. Cruise, J. H. L. Chambers, R. A. Schultz, A. L. Morkel, O. A. Woll, A. A. Schaufelberger, E. W. Page, C. R. Smith, R. H. Seth. Second row: Dinty Moore (coach), J. B. Pleasants, P. Vladessa, E. C. Waller, P. F. Stephenson, R. C. Agnew, R. E. Sivinski, W. F. Brown, G. A. P. Haynes, W. Valencia, H. H. Hoppe, Mr. J. H. Donohue (coach). Third row: Lt. Comdr. R. R. Carter, W. C. Cobb, L. R. Bendell, N. Vytlocil, W. T. Rossieur, W. T. Emery, R. C. Needhom, C. L. Stiles, S. G. Cooper, J. B. Brown, Ens. Swede Hanson. Top row: C. S. Hooper, R. E. Melhorn, R. B. Plank, H. I. Hussman, J. B. Howard, J. J. McNolly, W. E. HofT, G. W. Dyer. Ifl CI ri Smiling team captain Art Markel, rugged defense Ail-American, scattered opposing attacic men when they got near the Navy goal. Farragut Field was not only the practice ground for the variety of football teams and the location of many of the intra- mural sports, but also was the proving ground for the Navy contribution to the lacrosse league. Lacrosse was popular in Maryland; grammar school kids played the game almost as soon as they started to school, and this made it a tough league with teams like Johns Hopkins and Maryland, typical examples of competition. The Academy team produced its share of All- Americans and took its share of championships, however, and the sport stayed popular with Academy fans. Lacrosse was rough, fast and grueling, but the players dressed with that in mind. Helmets with wire frames in front protected the head and face, sponge rubber pads covered shoulders and arms, and huge padded gloves prevented mashed fingers and w rists. The best protection was speed and nimbleness, but padding helped. It was not a rare sight to see a stick crash into a helmet or glance off a glove or shoulder. A game looked like Nick Vytlacil made a strong bid for a starting berth as defenseman. Al Schaufelberger landed on the first string midfield. C. R. Smith was one of the many experienced attack men. Bob Tobin was fast, a veteran attack man. a legal riot, but was far from being that disorderly. It took a combination of speed and nimbleness for stick-dodging. It required skill in handling the stick and holding or passing the ball while charging down the field, or to scoup up a dead ball while running at full speed or catch it in the net. It took prac- tice and precision to toss the ball through a tight defense of sticks and bodies, past the sharp eyes of a goalie with a basket to help him stop the shot, and into the goal for a score while dodging the swinging sticks of the other team. This year ' s team boasted one of the best goalies in the busi- ness in Dick Seth. His stops of opponent ' s shots saved many a game, when the defense, composed of team captain Art Markel, Bob Carson, and Dutch Schultz gave opposing attack men a chance to shoot. The midfield and attack developed rapidly from last year ' s lettermen around stars Lee Chambers, Chuck Coulter, and Pete FuUenwider, with Milt Allen and others in reserve, and as usual Coach Dinney Moore fielded a respectable team. Lee Chambers made the All-American team, w as leading goal- maker on the team. Bob Carroll was a much used substitute at attack. A ground pick-up is demonstrated by Ed Waller, a mid- fielder. Pete Fullinwider was hampered by injuries. Ens. Swede Hanson; Mr. J. H. Donahue, assistant coach; Lt. Comdr. R. R. Carter, assistant coach; Mr. W. H. Moore, coach; H. K. Gates, manager; A. L. Markel, team captain. Ill A Maryland defense man tries unsuccessfully to block a goal attempt by Lee Chambers. It ' s up to the goalie now. An attack man par excellence, Charlie Coulter was fast and deceptive. t ' PS A view of the action around the Army goal in last year ' s game. Army ' s defense has been drawn away. Midfielder Ed Page played as much as the starters did. Bob Sivinski won his letter as an attack man during his first season. Charles Hooper played attack on last year ' s plebe team. Letterman Bob Needham played defense behind Markel and Carson. 112 tf: MiHon Allen was fast and shifty at midfleld, deceptive when charging downfleld evading would-be protectors, a good passer. There was a lot of momentum in big Jim Carrington ' s charges. Army ' s inside defense was caught off balance as Navy goes thro . Charging Bob Carson gave the opposition plenty to worry about when they crossed the midfleld stripe to tangle with Navy. Goalie Dick Seth ruined a perfect shot by a disappointed Johns Hopkins man. He was an expert at stopping such tries. Dutch Schultz was known for breaking up an attack by a clever steal or interception and lugging the ball to safety. The Navy defense was plenty tight but goalie Seth keeps his eye on the ball. This one was way over the top. 113 L. .-: ■■ •: MafJt:. ' ' - Those gloves were big and soft-looking, but a strong arm could shove them hard enough to hurt a tender nose. It wasn ' t at all uncommon to call for help in getting out of the pool after a relay or a sprint. Plenty tired already but this is only the beginning of a long hard race up hills and through the woods. 114 llTBHfflillll Not all of us could win an N, even in a single sport, but the thirst for healthy competition (and the Sports Program ) routed us out in large numbers. The afternoons were often short, but nothing stopped at dusk . . . they just turned on the lights. When one gets dow n to it, there were large numbers of those sportsmen, though perhaps not the best of athletes, but who nevertheless found intramural sports a more satisfactory answer to the problem of urging the clock than the inactivity and stag- nation of the radiator squad. There was even a better variety than the varsity could boast, and the development of personal spirit, as evidenced by the pride in a bathrobe covered with numerals, was only one of the benefits, which also included a healthier body and mind. The sports program was designed for just those accomplishments ... a building of the competi- tive spirit and a basis for forming good habits for increased efficiency through a healthy body and mind for the benefit of those of us vv ho were too little or too slow or too unskilled to compete on varsity squads. There were sports for every season, both indoors and out. There were days during those long cold winters when many wished they had been more sensible and had chosen a sport designed for indoors . . . cold hands and noses hurt a lot more than warm ones when subjected to spirited intramural action. And as the season progressed the atmosphere of Holland Field, scene of the football battles, changed from choking, dust- saturated air to one of wet, clinging mud. However, neither was able to alter the spirit or reduce the savageness of these contests. There were no trainers or helpers with clean jerseys . . . only the plebes too small to play, bringing out water to wash away the mud from parched lips. Such succor, however, was reserved for games . . . those coac hes were merciless. There were more dignified sports, too, such as golf, the gentleman ' s game. Remembered are the lost balls, the hungry creek, and those infernal sand traps, always at the edge of the smooth surface of the green. Here was a game of control and skill, but one that satisfied the need for exercise and fresh air. It doesn ' t look hard but after two minutes it felt like there was cotton in your mouth and lead in your veins. and furnished the thrill of a match that was often decided at the very end of the contest. Carrying their boat over their heads, eight men, followed by a boy coxswain, would leave the Dorsey Creek boathouse, and setting the boat in the water, would prepare for a grueling race without benefit of a training diet or a professional coach. It was a sport for men who became better men. But perhaps that can be said of other sports as well. To name a few: boxing, wrestling, lacrosse, and fieldball, a sub- stitute for the hazardous pushball, all contests involving brawn and speed, and containing a large dose of the contact theme, that old personal touch where it was man against man. There were sports for real muscle building and for coordination, such as gym, by no means the least of the sources of that springy step and full chest of the athletically-minded. For speed and quickness of eye, there were squash, tennis, fencing, and even ping-pong for those lacking brawn. To facilitate the movement indoors in the winter, we had swimming and water-polo for the long-winded, basketball for the shifty, and bowling. In the balmy days of spring we moved out into the fresh air again for softball and track. Some sports go unmentioned but not forgotten. Most of us were not famous athletes outside our companies or battalions, but we were not lacking in the competitive spirit or the benefits of fresh air and health. We are indebted to the intramural program for those things that we shall feel in later years when the aggressive spirit remains to remind us of spare-time activities. The training derived from the sports program goes beyond muscle, coordination and skill. One of the first duties a gradu- ate may look forward to is that of athletic officer, or on a larger ship, one of his assistants. The ability to train men in athletics manage their teams, keep up their morale and will to win, and to lead them in deep knee bends and arms circle forward at quarters, is one which the junior officer will use constantly. To many of us the intramural sports program afforded the prov- ing ground for those skills demonstrated to us at early plebe physical training drills and outlined in the seldom studied Physical Training Manual. To the man that was interested in learning to lead small groups of men, the sports program was invaluable, and to it the Navy to no mean extent, owes its high physical and moral stamina. Hospital Point was a big arena — soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, Softball and fieldball players bruised its turf all year. Away for one of those rare touchdowns — teams were too closely matched and fought too hard to permit high scoring. When it was too dusty to run they threw passes as cooly on the way down as when there was plenty of time. m The Naval Academy ' s greatest social asset. To spend Sunday afternoon sailing in the bay is the climax to a wonderiFul week end. Many all day trips are planned when ti me permits . . . Boat Club Commodore H. B. Loheed, Officer Representative Lieut. Pond, Vice Commodore I. N. Fraser. The real test of a sailor ' s endurance and skill is the overnight race. Rest is forgotten when racing in the narrow waters of the Chesa- peake during darkness. fl! II The days of " Iron men and wooden ships " have long passed, but the Naval Academy still retains the spirit and excitement of these days in the Boat Club and its activities. This organiza- tion is composed of those in the Academy who are most de- sirous to continue and to learn the rudiments, the attacks, and the defenses of keen sailing competition. Also there are the essential, but less active, members of the Boat Club who make up the crews, men w ho enjoy the thrill of a fast race with the lee rail awash and the salt spray in their face. The Naval Academy Squadron, reputed to be the most out- Sealed: R. C. Adams, J. S. Crosby, C. T. Brown, H. B. Loheed, I. N. Fraser, O. E. Olsen, I. W. James, R. W. Brown. Standing: J. H. Scott, C. M. Smith, R. W. Taylor, Jr., W. R. Broughton, S. M. Jenks, W. G. Laylor, Jr., R. Bartmes, W. C. Peterson, W. G. Davis, N. J. Hanics, A. L. Pleasants, III, H. B. Lipshultz, H. W. Smith. 116 n standing of its type, is composed of 12 yawls, 5 class " A " yachts, and one 9-meter racing boat. With this large squadron of racing boats and its unlimited supply of trained crews the Academy dominates the sailing organization in the Chesapeake Bay area. Besides participating in all invitation races in this area the Boat Club plans a nd holds numerous races for inter- club and open competition. The climax of each year ' s sailing is the international Newport-Bermuda or the Newport-An- napolis races in which the Boat Club always enters the High- land Light and the Vamarie; both with excellent records. The " Light " holds the Newport-Bermuda record and the " Vam " is a constant threat to a close finish. The Boat Club provides many hours of nautical pleasure for its members. Every afternoon, wind permitting and classes over you will find the boats leaving their moorings and heading out into the Roads in anticipation of a few hours of salt-soaked thrills. The benefits to be derived from the facilities of the Boat Club goes far beyond the pleasure of a dragging week-end trip, the thrill of a race won and the social and physiological benefits of a suntan. The rudiments of command and elementary seaman- ship are in constant use during every sailing trip. The judg- ment exhibited by the Boat Club skippers is a tribute to the training and worth of the organization. Sailing in one of the nations busiest merchant sea lanes gives the yawl handler the finest practical work possible in the intricacies of the inland rules of the road. White sails on the horizon. The Naval Academy crews are matched against each other and against all other entries for the honors awarded the winner of a hard fought race . . . A moment of relaxation on board the Freedom. Soon all hands will be engaged in bringing the schooner about for the next tack. Only when alls well is there time to breathe easily aboard a sail boat . . . The Freedom glides along under a light breeze. The Chesa- peake is noted for its erratic winds, some days calm, other times rough. The calm days ar e welcomed for dragging trips but for sailing there is excitement in a strong wind. 117 Team captain Gordy Engel and crew Ron Kelly make sail for an afternoon race . . . Clearing the decks for action. Front Kow: G. A. Bottom, B. P. Murphy, W. D. Smith, G. R. Engel, W. L. Jensen, J. E. Niesse Second Row; R. T. Kelly, H. R. Flory, J. E. Edmundson, Comdr. Harris, coach, W. J. Aston, J. A. Morris, C. A. T. Mendes. Third Row: T. I. Noble, F. D. Leder, R. E. Vander Naillen, Jr., J. C. Huenerberg, R. H. McGlohn, R. F. Smith, A. G. B. Grosvenor, J. A. Stubstad, W. H. Wolftange, manager. Bock Row: N. R. Thom, D. H. Jarvis, W. M. Drake, P. B. Hugo, R. P. Gould, H. F. Sweifzer, H. R. Thurber, K. F. Dorenkamp, K. W. Pfietfer, E. J. Otth, Jr. The fleet underway: the boats jockey for position during a practice race in a light breeze. HI nil Organized this year to represent the Naval Academy in the international star class of sailing, the starboat team has entered intercollegiate competition as well as Chesapeake Bay races. In the fall racing series of the Annapolis Yacht Club the Navy team swept the field taking the first six places. At sailing prac- tice every afternoon in the fall and spring, team members learn to handle their fast tricky sailing craft skillfully in all kinds of weather, developing tactics, and becoming familiar with fine points in racing rules. Unique among Academy teams the star boat sailors do all the work of keeping their eight boats caulked, painted, and tuned up. In the winter the boats are hauled out at North Severn where the team can care for them and put them in trim for the first spring breeze. The past season has been thoroughly successful due mostly to the hard work of all the team members. With most of the sailors left from this year ' s group the Star Boat team should go on to bigger and better achievements. 118 Sailing . . . marching . . . dragging . . . studying . . . drilling, days and days of it . . . all pointing toward our goal ... a com- mission in the Navy. Each year we take a few months to put all this theory into practice. The object of the midshipman cruise is to consolidate our gains . . . our theoretical gains throughout the year . . . into a backlog of practical experience. For It all counts. What good is learning the theory of leader- ship unless you have a chance to practice it under actual pro- fessional conditions? What good is a comprehensive knowledge of the customs and traditions of the Navy unless you have a chance to see them function? The midshipman ' s practice squad- ron gives us the answers to many of our questions. Four times we looked out of our windows overlooking Chesapeake Bay to behold an array of Naval might. The first time was just a look . . . w ithout the actual packing, sweating, straining, toward that trip down the bay to the sea. Plebe sum- mer it was the old New York that took ' 46 on its last, and ' 47 on Its first midshipman cruise. And it was the old New York that brought them back ... a salty bunch of upperclassmen, with more questions about the main battery, the secondary bat- tery, the number of rifles in the Marine armory and the number of rivets in the hull ... of the old New York. Youngster sum- mer it was a squadron of cruisers that took us, sweating and straining to the Antilles and back. Then we were salty upper- classmen, with the same set of questions for a new plebe class. Second class year it was our own private little yacht . . . and then the last one for us with a real task group . . . and a cruise that went somewhere. Each cruise meant many of the same gruesome details as did the last . . . packing the seabag with enough gear to keep the Marines for three years . . . leaving behind us Bancroft Hall, the dragging trips on the Light, the lazy summer evening hops, and the easy summer schedule . . . clamping our saltiest cap on our head . . . donning our " Ray- Bans " . . . slinging our cameras over our shoulders . . . and sweating our way to the sea wall with a ton of luggage on our backs. This is the beginning of cruise . . . hundreds of willing but inefficient midshipman hands on the lines . . . the panic you feel when you remember the collar buttons you left in the cruise box . . . and the grim look you give the first bosun that peers over the life line high above you . . . Then cruise has started. 119 Both Midshipmen and crew members gather between the cata- pults of the USS Marblehead for Divine Services. Admiral Beatty, aboard the flagship USS Savannah, gives us our first taste of shipboard inspections. " Knock off work, " and we keep right on scrubbing paintwork. It seemed that work never ended for the embattled Youngster. P It was with hearts full of pride and expectancy, that we came back from our first leave as third classmen, and viewed the imposing sight of the six grey ships anchored in Annapolis Roads; the ships that were to take us on a six weeks cruise to the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast. With feverish haste we jammed our cruise gear into our small seabag and, at the inhuman hour of 0445, boarded the motor launches that were to take us to our floating homes for the next month and a half. Most of us gaped and stared as we made ready to get underway, but were soon snapped from our lethargy by an irate Class of 47, and put to work squaring the compartments away. The following day we steamed out of Lynnehaven Roads and felt the first long swells of the Atlantic greet us, as we turned our bows southward toward the Caribbean. The next days were filled with watches, paint scrubbing, GQ ' s, paint scrubbing, frequent lectures, and paint scrub- bing. We began to feel that we were not only still plebes, but had been demoted to the lowest of the low, and were mere slaves to a formidable assortment of Bosuns mates. Our efforts were not unrewarded, however, for we found that we were soon pulling into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for liberty. Eagerly we poured ashore for our first liberty from a man of war, and crowded the PX ' s, buying out their supplies of Nylons, alligator bags, and Chanel No. 5. The slopschute was not disregarded and we got our first taste, many of us too much, of Cuba ' s famous Hatuey beer, and reeled back to our various ships laden with presents for the loved ones and nothing but kind thoughts for Cuba and its delicious beer. Then came days of gunnery drills, sunbaths in the tropic sun, and still the seemingly endless paint and bright work. As we began to tire once more, the squadron split up to make the ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, B.W.I. , where we w ere We scan the glistening expanse of the Caribbean for any sign of enemy submarines. 120 J USS Marblehead makes ready to take USS Sa- vannah in tow in a routine maneuvering drill. The formation lazily swings into a turn as we steam for Puerto Rico and one of our few Youngster cruise liberties. wined, dined, and pampered by those most hospitable Latins. We were initiated into the quaint customs of Latin women to our sorrow, and were given a great deal of free rum which proved to our liking. It was with great regret that we left these island paradises, and set out on the last stretch. This time we cruised northward, our days filled with gunnery exercises, and made our last port of call, New York, where all hands enjoyed themselves immensely. We were in between New York and Annapolis when the Japanese announced their surrender, and in the midst of the rejoicing, we were staggered by hearing GQ and " All hands stand by to fire all pyrotech- nics. " Soon we were back in Annapolis Roads and upon sight- ing the chapel dome, became youngsters. It was with relief that we watched the bucket man knock loose the pelican hook and the anchors plunged into the bay, our third class cruise was over. In the Bay of Gonaives, Haiti, we are beseiged by a host of half- clad natives in bum boots of every size and description. 121 In Son Juan, gaiety, hospitality and wine women and song soothed nerves jangled by constant piping of sweepers. A Curtiss Scout plane is catapulted to tow the sleeve for gunnery drill, which meant sore muscles and backs for us. • BR 4«PE | ju ' if- ' ' . 1 J fl m I D The Class of ' 48-B was being used as guinea pigs in another experiment: two weeks cruise with the amphibious forces, and midshipmen, for the first time, were to be indoctrinated into the many tactics and newly developed methods used by the Navy ' s junior branch. And what was most revolutionary of all, it was to be a combined operation with the second class cadets of West Point, a merger never before attempted in the histories of the academies. We had long been their opponents on the fields of sport, but had never been placed on such close terms with them, and needless to say, we looked forward to our meeting with mingled feelings of anticipation and trepida- tion as to our congeniality. Our fears were soon erased, how- ever, as we boarded the APA ' s Noble and Okaloosa at NOB, Norfolk together, and found ourselves almost instantly com- patible and were soon fast friends. We were crowded into the troop compartments of the transports, and bunked six high, in tiers of bunks crammed with rifles, helmets, field packs, and seabags. It was in this rather bewildered and crushed condi- tion that we watched our squadron get underway and proceed up Chesapeake Bay toward Little Creek, Virginia. At the Little Creek base we spent several days getting accustomed to the strange ways of the amphibious forces, climbing up and down cargo nets, and going ashore in the evenings for orienta- tion lectures. The midshipmen and cadets were then broken up into small groups and sent aboard various types of smaller landing craft, ranging from LCLs to LST ' s. Here we witnessed demonstrations as to their uses, along with showings of UDT teams in action and various other related exercises. We made Loading our gear and ourselves aboard APA ' s at NOB Norfolk, Virginia . . . we found that the greater part of the troops time at sea was taken up in gazing at the sea, and the rest of the formation. Aboard various small craft we took little pleasure in showing the Cadets what Youngster cruise was like . . . and they in turn found that amphibious operations meant hours in an LCVP ' daisy chain ' . . . and miles of Jacobs ladders and cargo nets to climb and descend like monkeys. 122 several landings aboard these small craft and were then shipped back to the transports for the final demonstrations and the full scale landing operations. We steamed up the bay to Bloods- worth Island where, as we observed from the larger ships, the Marines made a full scale landing, complete with air support. After a refreshing week end in Norfolk, we steamed back to participate in the final exercise, a landing on the Virginia Capes in which we took a major part. Thoroughly tired out we bid a grateful farewell to amphibs and were transported back to Annapolis via destroyer. Jim and Lee bid a fond farewell to the Cadets with whom they had lived for two weeks and who had . . . streamed ashore from beached LCM ' s, armed to the teeth . . . spent hours polish- ing oily bilges . . . assembled on the boat decks to be briefed for their part in the taking of red beach, practically clad in grey overalls and full field packs . . . and circled endlessly at the line of departure before their mad dash into a beach head held by an enemy force of cheering Virginians and reporters. 123 JLI 1 J Charlie Lane and Jack Conable pass a seabag to the hanger deck of the USS Randolph . . . like Floyd Bergeaux, we all had our eyes on the ' wild blue yonder ' . . . we found the flight deck a Something new had been added; an aviation department had recently been established and an extensive course in aviation had been inserted in our curriculum. Because of this we looked forward to six weeks on an aircraft carrier as we came off of summer leave. The outlook was especially rosy because we found that we were to be sent on cruise as a completely separate class, while the first and third class went together on the battle- ships. Even better, there was to be no watch standing of any kind, no contact whatsoever with the engineering spaces, no loading drills, and best of all: no turn to. Naturally we were overjoyed and looked forward to the summer with mingled thoughts of Ray-Bans and super sacks. Rumors ran rife through our ranks before the actual plans for the cruise were officially released: we were to live in JO bunk rooms, and to have our own wardroom and mess boys. All in all it sounded like an absolute pipe dream, and we were quick to believe anything we heard. As is to be expected, our great hopes were doomed to disappointment, but nevertheless the cruise was easily the most enjoyable we ever spent. We were split up into two groups, half of us to go to sea on fine place for formations . . . the details of the smooth operation of a fast carrier was the topic during the many hours of lectures and drills. The men who had done the job showed us how. ■r - ' ' " " the U.S.S. Randolph for six weeks while the other half were to spend the time over at the Naval Air Facility, engaged in a course in aviation indoctrination. On the completion of this time, we joined to go through the two weeks of amphibious training with the second class of West Point, and then traded places on the Randolph and at the Naval Air Facility. We embarked in the Randolph along with the first and third class who went aboard the battleships Washington and North Caro- lina. We all upped anchor together, and with the Washington in the van, steamed down the Chesapeake to the Capes, and thence northward toward Newport, Rhode Island, which was to be our first port of call. On the way north we were treated mainly to indoctrination lectures and demonstrations without setting foot in an aircraft. Our day was divided up into a regular classroom schedule, with four periods in the morning and three in the afternoon these classes being liberally interspersed with movies and practical demonstrations. As we reached Providence, the squadron split up, the battle- wagons going on into Newport harbor while we stopped off at Quonset Naval Air Station, where we were taken on a com- prehensive tour of its facilities. Then came five days of leave which further endeared us to the Naval Air Arm, and which we spent in either Boston, Newport, or Providence. Upon com- pletion of this, we again set to sea in company with the Wash- The USS Randolph, CV 15, one of the mightiest units of the Fleet, churnes along at thirty two knots, while on deck the flight deck crew prepares to take aboard her ' chickens ' . . . far below, Paul Martenson, like the rest of us, checked the schedule to see when his next hop would be. Take-off . . . the fighters maneuver into position for their short run into the wind. The many colored jerseys, the fantastic antics of the flight deck officer and the deafening roar of powerful engines form a picture we will never forget . . . then off over the water, leaving behind a tiny speck of flight deck that had, a minute ago, seemed so huge. 125 That ever-useful flight deck . . . served as a Farragut field and a sandy beach, with plenty of sun throv« n in . . . and a sure place to cool off was CIC where we learned the elements of fighter con- trol. Bob Ghormley is introduced to the harness of the fiy-boy ' s best friend . . . then a few minutes rest, cribbage, or good- natured kidding from the pilots in the ready room . . . and we were off in the rear seat of a beast to get a first hand look at a tight formation. A touch of Bancroft in the form a wisk broom applied to Ralph Brown by Bill Barnes . . . but that touch was forgotten in a glance at the liberty schedule . . . plenty of it with uniform optional. ington and North Carolina, but this time we headed southward tow ard the Caribbean and our old stamping ground, Guan- tanamo Bay. Now we started training in earnest. Besides the classes already mentioned, part of our days w ere spent in actual flying from the carrier deck. It is hard to describe the thrill one gets from one ' s first carrier takeoff and landing. Your heart is in your mouth as you find yourself suddenly air- borne, with the bow of the carrier slipping under you and the flight deck dw indling away to a mere postage stamp in the vast expanse of ocean. We rode back seat in dive bombers and in torpedo planes which participated in long three-hour tactical exercises, with the TBM ' s making torpedo and glide bombing nms and the SB2C ' s peeling off from altitudes of ten or twelve thousand feet into steep power dives at the target. Our ears suffered from this onslaught, but it was an experience none of us will ever forget, whether we go into Naval Aviation on graduation or not. In this type of training, the Randolph made an excellent record, not having even a minor accident on either part of the cruise. Soon we reached the tropic clime of the Caribbean Sea, where, in the afternoons after classes, the flight deck was cov- ered with sunbathers and baseball players, football players and interested spectators. It was all very pleasant, and even more The thrill of a power dive . . . looking first at the sky . . . then a twisting horizon . . . the ocean rushing up at you at three hundred knots. Then ashore in Guantanamo for a dive into the cool Marine pool. You can ' t beat that...if it ' s followed by a Hatuey. enhanced by our arrival in Guantanamo Bay for a two-day rest. Here we split with the battleships who continued on to prac- tice gunnery exercises. The first day in Guantanamo we went on a beach party where we all got thoroughly sunburned and filled with beer and sandwiches. That night the officer ' s club threw a party for us and imported girls from Santiago de Cuba. This kind of thing was completely new to us and a wonderful time was had by all, even though not a few staggered up at reveille the next morning with terrific hangovers and bleary eyes. It took us several days to recuperate from this rest period, and in the interim we had left Gitmo, and continuing our exer- cises, had turned our bow northward toward the best port of all. New York city. We were allowed four more days of leave in New York, and then, reluctantly taking our leave, we steamed out of the narrows and headed toward Norfolk, Vir- ginia on the last leg of our cruise. Once there, we rendezvoused with the other half of our class and spent two days touring the Naval Air Station at Patuxent and the National Advisory Com- mittee on Aeronautics facilities at Langley Field, Virginia. Here we were shown the latest developments in all types of Naval Aviation and were given an intensely interesting preview of things to come in the world of Aeronautics. We were then transported to NOB Norfolk, having been given a definite insight into Naval Aviation, and certainly more than a mere consideration of the duty of our choice at graduation. We had our first look at the constellations, in a navigational sense that is, in the Hayden Planatorium, followed by a New York liberty, of course. Flying wing-in-pocket . . . his wing in your pocket ... is o spectacle you have to see from o TBM to appreciate . . . Mission completed, no casualties ... a TBM is silhouetted against a tropical sky as she comes in for a landing. The mighty New Jersey is silhouetted against a setting sun . . . A salty first class supervise a youngster holystoning detail . . . Personnel are transferred between ships by operation Windmill . . . Miice Robbins supervises loading drill in a 16 inch turret. Bob Huntington and Ernie Castle concentrate on getting on LAN rr 1 1 Jl First class cruise, our first step into the home stretch and the last chance we had to prove we could be seamen before ve were sent to the Fleet. It was with a strong feeling of our new re- sponsibilities that we took charge of the underclasses and loaded them and ourselves aboard the eight ships that were to take us on the first European cruise since before the war. As we steamed out of the Virginia Capes and headed for a north Atlantic crossing, we felt that for once on cruise, v e w ere somebody of importance. We were treated as junior division officers, and held positions comparable to those undertaken by ensigns in the Fleet. We stood OD watches on the bridge, and felt with a surge of pride that it wils our orders that guided the The intricacies of chart mal eup and the general chart catalogue are explained to us by Comdr. Mann. 128 ' jr Midshipmen enjoy the scenery of Kings Park in Edinburgh, with the Walter Scott memorial rising in the background. We anchor just outside of the famous Firth of Forth bridge at the entrance to the Rosyth Navy Yard. Many of us took advantage of the fascinating tours offered by th e American Express Company, such as this one to the Tower of London. The famous old London Bridge unscarred by the Blitz rears its towers into the evening sky. The first thing on arriving in Scotland was a tour thru the lofty Castle of Edinburgh where we looked out over the whole city. The lacy architecture of the Parliament buildings was even more enhanced by the scaffolding being used to repair bomb damage. 130 A tropical front builds up as we take our place in column drone firing . . . Capt. Higgins of the Wisconsin malces a formal Satur- day inspection . . . Our ears were filled with the thud of 40 millimeters as we went thru days of gunnery practice. great battleships on their course; we commanded gun mounts and directors; we worked out gunnery problems in CIC, and took charge in the engineering spaces; w e took charge of third class working details, and worked out the administrative de- tails of the midshipman divisions. And of course there was the navigational detail with its endless sights, HO 214, sextants, the nautical almanac. On the crossing, we kept odd hours because of the eternal twilight, and it was with a measure of relief that w e pulled into the Firth of Forth after a rough cross- ing, for our first European liberty. D E S 1 R II y I II s The greyhounds of the ocean, the whippets of the Naval Service, these small, sleek, hard hitting vessels of the destroyer service were to be our next lesson in seamanship, and there could be no better school for we tyros in the art. We were to spend one month of the cruise aboard one of the four de- stroyers tha t accompanied our task force — The Cone, Meredith, O ' Hare, or Stribling, and were destined to learn why ' tin The boys gather in the Guantanamo slopschute for another crack at Hatuey beer . . . Dick Springe, the anchor man knocks loose the pelican hook and our last Midshipman ' s cruise is over . . . Our greatest thrill was when we finally fired the big guns in battle practice. A DD buries her bow in the mountainous aves of the North Atlantic . . . Chow, one of the boasts of the destroyer Navy, is tested by the Midshipmen, hen they ' re well enough to eat . . . Frequently we fueled from one of the battlewagons, a technique perfected by the fast carrier task force under the stress of combat. can ' sailors were inevitably the saltiest men afloat, and even more conclusively, why these little ships were nicknamed " Tin Cans. " Here we were a completely separate class, and therefore had little to do with turn to and working parties. Instead our activities were directed more along the line of the duties performed by junior officers aboard a destroyer at sea. We stood JOOD watches on the bridge where we were given almost complete responsibility in the running of the ship and in station keeping; we manned the CIC under the experienced supervision of the enlisted watch; and of course the inevitable duty in the engineering spaces was not forgotten. We attended lectures and demonstrations of all types of destroyer seaman- ship, which were coupled with technical demonstrations of fire control, ordnance, and torpedo control. We were defi- nitely impressed with the fine meals served the enlisted men and the comparative comfort in which these meals were served. We enjoyed the privilege, each of us for several days, of eating in the wardroom with the officers and of sampling the way the upper half lives. Our most thrilling duty, was without question, the station Liberty again, and the charming sidewalk cafes of Copenhagen were given enthusiastic patronage by the Midshipmen . . . The ever-present bain of navigation is studied in the navigation work- room of a DD . . . Full dress ship was the order of the day in Copenhagen on the Fourth of July, almost like a home-town picnic. 131 ' .4 A| jj i B Treacherous currents of Pentland Firth replaced the tremendous seas of the North Atlantic to malce station Iceeping a problem . . . Liberty in Scotland and a tour through the Lochs was next . . . On a wet and foggy day we were towed up the Thames to our moor- ing at the Royal War College ... At Hampton Roads we trans- fered to submarines ... As the work horse we rescued Airmen and dropped depth charges. as plane guard for either one of the carriers Randolph or Kearsarge. We foamed through the wake of the great carriers, ever on the alert for a crashed plane or a dropped sleeve, and several times were called upon to perform a rescue of a downed pilot. We acted as guard mail carriers, transferers of personnel and movies, and most often we were called upon to exercise our seamanship in the frequent fueling from the larger ships. When in port we were always moored right up to the good old terra firma, necessitating a mere step over the gangway, and we were on liberty. All was not peaches and cream however; our souls, and our stomachs were sadly tried on the North Atlantic crossmg, and more particularly while in the North Sea and the Pentland Firth. Many was the time we found ourselves walking on the bulkhead or staring directly down into a roaring ocean from the pitching bridge. Many of our more queazy members spent days without going below to the messing compartment, or to our pitching living quarters in the bow. If you were lucky enough to have a strong stomach and a good sense of balance, our short stay in the dungaree navy was very enjoyable, and if not, well, you probably v anted battleship duty anyway. niimiitiiiE ciiin Upon arrival at Norfolk, we were divided into two groups, half of us going to ten submarines that had been brought from New London for the purpose, and the rest of us being divided up among the four destroyers that had accompanied us all during cruise. We were to divide our time for the following week between these two types of warships for an introduction to submarine and anti-submarine warfare. While on the under- sea boats, we were treated to some of the most interesting demonstrations of our career, and in a manner such as to warm the stoutest flyboy ' s heart toward submarines. We stood watches in the conning tower, the torpedo rooms, in the engine room and control room. The submarine and all the intricate mechanisms contained therein, were thoroughly explained and demonstrated to us. The magnificent chow and the comradeship of both officers and men impressed us immensely, and made our short stay a most pleasant one. Back on the destroyers, we spent the rest of the time tracking the subs on the sound gear, making practice runs, and dropping depth charges. The demonstration of this, a new aspect of warfare to us, proved to be one of the most interesting parts of the cruise. The first dive, an unforgetable experience . . . seeing a great battleship from periscope depth . . . similating a torpedo run . . . relaxing in the tiny ward room ... a touch of sun and fresh air on surfacing. 133 r . Jven before our first cruise to the north shore of the Severn the activities over there excited our curiosity . . . radio towers capable of receiving messages from all over the world . . . planes landing and taking off . . . strange noises being emitted from the experiment station . . . all intrigued us. The first expedition came early in our plebe lives ... to many of us it was our first taste of sea duty ... to everyone the beginning of numerous trips to the same destination. A journey across the Severn was usually anticipated with pleasure. Plebe year the problems of small arms fire were introduced to us . . . never dull . . . there was always a new weapon to try out ... a ribbon to earn. Later that Fall we discovered the golf course ... a pleasant diversion to occupy those dragless week ends. Youngster year our boat rides were even more keenly anticipated . . . we were flying. With aviation classes all day and dinner on the Block Island during second class summer, the northern shores of the Severn were rapidly becoming another home. First class year the now familiar whaleboats ferried us to the experiment station where the secrets of its noisy machinery were revealed to us. When we finally returned for the last time we could not help recounting our pleasurable moments spent across the river. Drydeck ;4cn 4 tSic SetAcnH HI fill H Viewed from the radar platform of the Block Island, a PBY struts her stuff in a jet assisted tal e-off. The expanse of the apron and hangers of the Naval Air Facilitie can best be appreciated from this vantage point . . . We were shown the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the latest aircraft engines by the men of a mobile training unit ... A flight in the engineers tower of a Catalina left many of us just a little baffled, but none the less wiser for our experience . . . Flights in the rear cockpit of a Yellow Peril were the high points of our interesting course under the Aviation Department at the Air Facilitie. It seemed to us that the N3N needed little help from us to make its way through the air . . . That ' s fhe idea, these things fly themselves. If they didn ' t, how do you think so many pilots got through primary? Aviation, and aeronautics as a course of study, are not new at the Naval Academy. Every class since 1925 has been indoc- trinated in aviation, many having gone down to Jacksonville after graduation for a month ' s indoctrination in Naval Aviation, but this has since been superseded by a well-rounded course that covers every possible phase of Naval Aviation, and even includes primary flight training. In 1946, a Department of Aviation was founded, and a comprehensive course of instruc- tion was designed to give midshipmen a complete coverage of Naval Aviation and its related sciences. During fourth class and third class summers, midshipmen are taken across the river and given flight time in N3N ' s and PBY ' s. The course branches out after third class year, w hen the second class are taken on a carrier cruise during the summer months. This phase of the course includes academic instruction covering internal carrier routine, tactical employment of ships and planes, all types of aircraft operations, ship and plane handling and electronic de- vices. In practice, the carrier is a floating laboratory, but mid- shipmen also participate in flights, riding back seat in dive bombers and torpedo planes which are launched and recovered on carrier deck, and which carry the midshipmen on long tacti ' cal flights in which all types of attacks and scouting missions are demonstrated. Also demonstrated, are the maneuvers of launching, rendezvous, coordinated attack, and recovery methods. Upon arriving back at the Academy, during second class year, the elementary flight training in N3N ' s and PBY ' s is con- tinued, and every other week, the second class go over to the new aviation building, where, during their first term, they are given a course on the Elementary Physics of Flight, and Aviation I 136 fimii Engineering, which covers aircraft structures, power plants, and accessories. Also included is the study of jet propulsion and gas turbines. The second term of second class year is de- voted to the study of Aerology and weather. The course continues during first class year when midship- men continue their flights in the training craft and are given a course in the History of Naval Aviation, and the Air War in the Pacific. Later they pass on to the aircraft control manual, where they are schooled in all types of aircraft control, fighter direc- tion, day and night interceptions, the part that CIC plays in aircraft operations, and aviation tactics. Related to the Depart- ment of Aviation but under the supervision of the Department of Seamanship and Navigation, is the extensive course in Air Navigation. Midshipmen start off learning types of navigation, pilotage, and dead reckoning, both radio and celestial, but soon cover wind vector solutions, air speed correction, and use of the bubble sextant. A and N quadrants, cones of silence, fan marker beacons, and radio beacons are no longer mysteries to us when we finish this course. During all four years at the Naval Academy, midshipmen attend drills and lectures in the Aviation Building, the aircraft engine labs, and across the river at the Naval Air Facility where many phases of Naval Aviation are explained and studied. Or- ganization of the Naval Air Corps in all its phases is more than Photo interpretation was one of the many interesting subjects we where exposed to in passing . . . recognition, safety preserva- tion and rescue, parachute rigging, weather and Naval Air Administration and History were others. left to Right, Standing: If. Comdr. Hertel, l». Comdr. Crommelin, Lt. Comdr. Miller, ' It. Comdr. McDowell, It. Comdr. House, Lf. Comdr. Burns, Lt. Comdr. Burke, Lt. Comdr. Hayes, left to Right, Seated: Comdr. McCormack, Comdr. Lonhom, Comdr. McPherson, Captain Pirie, Comdr. Westhofen, Lt. Col. Lanmon, Comdr. Smith, Lt. Comdr. Lawrence. Captain Robert M. Pirie, USN, Class of ' 26, Head of the Department of Aviation. After two years in Destroyers he was accepted in Naval Aviation, where he flew fighters and served in the Flight Test Section of the Navy ' s air arm. At the outbreak of the war he was superintendent of training at NAS, Miami, Florida. From there he served on the staffs of Admirals Towers and Bogan of TF58 fame and later acted as executive ofFicer of the USS Mission Bay. His last assignment prior to the Naval Academy was on the staff of Fleet Admiral King, in Washington. ' 2 1 •s »x. Ikv M )ilS T 1 % 137 We arrive, en mass, via motor whaleboat, for a whole day at the air facility . . . Complete with Ray-Bans and wings in our hats. A mock-up of the electrical system of a PBJH is explained in detail by the man who knows . . . the Aviation Electrician. A pretty Wave shows Bill Evans how to fly a link trainer ... To facilitate take-off and landing schedules we were ferried to sandy beach, where our N3N ' s were lined up waiting for us. touched upon. In the field of communications and electronics, the students learn enough to evaluate the importance and appli- cation of electronically controlled devices in modern Naval Aviation. They study the radio mstallations of all types of operational aircraft and practice on complicated training setups. Movies and mock ups play an important part in the drills on ordnance and gunnery. Techniques and construction of aircraft guns of all types are demonstrated, along with information on free gunnery, bombsights and bombing, fuses, bombs, rockets, torpedoes, depth bombs, and aerial mines. Tours of Naval Air Stations and test centers such as Quonset Pt., Rhode Island, and the site of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics at Langley Field, Virginia, are also included. Tales of combat in all theaters of the war are gladly given by the competent group of instructors, who are all Naval Aviators with many hours in the air and great experience in the many fields of Naval Aviation. The informality and congeniality of the Aviation Department ' s classes, coupled with the interesting material presented makes this, our newest department, easily the most popular in the Academy. This department, however, is in no way trying to train Naval Aviators, but rather its function is to demonstrate the potential- PBY flights were designed to give us the maximum exposer to the intracacies of P-Boat flying in the minimum of time. Tommy Wilson is checked out on the cockpit procedure by an expert. 1 ! pH m 1 P i -w H H m i L- ' mt K ■ " ■: I Tj H m 1 Technicolor ' Micky Mouse ' s ' augmented an extensive course in aerial navigation and weather . . . courses of interest and worth. . . . The highlight of any day was a few hours of ' stick time ' . . . and the flight board was the place you met your chauffeur. ities and limitations of shipboard aviation, and to give the fiiture officer an insight into Naval Aviation which will aid him in his decision as to whether he wishes to take up Naval Avia- tion as a career. In line with their policy, the members of the Aviation De- partment spend much of their time answering questions con- cerning aviation as a career, and encouraging those definitely suited for flying. They introduced the Naval Aviators pilot selection test to the Naval Academy curriculum and from this make definite recommendations as to the possiblities an inter- ested midshipman has of completing the course once started. The final physical examination at the Naval Academy is a com- bination flight and submarine physical. Through the efforts of the Department it is now possible to tell a midshipman whether or not he should apply for aviation even before he graduates. This year, through the efforts of the Department of Aviation, the bureau has made it possible for midshipmen interested to place their requests for flight training before graduation. A certain number of the class may expect assignment to flight training upon graduation and all those wishing flight training and who are physically and mentally qualified, may expect to be accepted in the very near future. Out into a personnel boat and another trip in a flying box car is over. Congeniality, mixed with a libera! smear of know-how was the order of the course . . . As enthusiastically taken, and given. Tatum gets that ' out there ' look in the blister of a P-Boat ... on the ground again. Radar Ray checks us out on a simulated radar bombing run on Tokyo ... he controlled everything, weather included. Hours under the hot summer sun or in the sticky Maryland rain — we learned the use of the Springfield. Dick Wiseman, consistently in the first four on the golf team, watches an opponent ' s ball before stepping up to tee off. Our introduction to ordnance, the Marine Corps and the rifle range came simultaneously. Hours under the sun, sitting on an aching foot, relaxing for a few minutes in the prone position, silently cursing the advent of the portable loudspeaker and making notes in a little red book about periods met, passed and retaken ... all this was in a day ' s vork on the rifle range. . . . It did no good to pray for rain . . . this was one function that v ent on regardless of the condition of the track. If you w ere lucky in the breaks, you made expert . . . imless you were ac- tually an expert, in which you hoped for the breaks again . . . or a friend in the butts. For many of us it was the first intro- duction to ordnance. The climax was interesting . . . like a Fourth of July show at a home town picnic . . . with all the small arms we had ever heard about, and some we hadn ' t, ex- hibited and demonstrated by the competent Marines. The anti- climax gave us the last laugh over our hard bitten drillmasters . . . when the third rifleman from the left put a perfect ' M ' on his unmarked target. The trips to the rifle range gave us a look at the golf course. At first we looked at the hazards, poles, wires, and towers, with a half cynical chuckle . . . those of us who took it up as a pastime found that a healthy respect could quickly be acquired for these unorthodox, but effective hazards. " f m ' i,g0m, d uu nil Coach Bob Williams always had a good team . . . perhaps not the top team always because there wasn ' t time for the neces- sary long hours of practice . . . but consistently good enough to earn a respected position among the top three teams in the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships. Princeton somehow managed to hold a jinx over the Navy team, a jinx climaxed by a hole-in-one by a Princeton man on the last hole for two points that won the match 4-3 in a dual meeting. Plebe year, Navy finished second to Army in the Easterns but still held the dis- tinction of never having lost to the Kaydets in dual competition, with only one tie in the records . . . that year Army won the Easterns. It came to be tradition to win the Maryland intercol- legiate title, due in part, perhaps, to the fact that the Academy course was about the toughest college course in the vicinity. Steady, consistent playing by Ed Briggs and Captain Rex Eaton, the left- handed drives of Dennis Sullivan, and the some- times expert performances of Dick Wiseman characterized the ' 48 team. standing; Comdr. Cunningham, Bob Minter, Bill Conway, Bill Thaney, Dennis Sullivan, Si Hart, Joe Barrow, Coach Bob Williams. Kneeling: Dick Wiseman, Rex Eaton, Bob Viegel, Dean Hansen, Ed Briggs, Clay Hamilton. Captain Rex Eaton follows through on another long drive down the fairway of number one hole of the tough Navy course. Dennis Sullivan, the most consistent all-round player on the team, finishes his left-handed swing. Veteran Ed Briggs carefully eyes his putt rolling toward the hole to put the finishing touches on a practice round. 141 Gate 6 1 rossing the bridge over College Creek most any eve- ning we come upon a strange combination of activity and peacefulness. Silhouetted against a painted sky the Jean- nette Monument rules over the peaceful scene. Smaller monoliths cast shadows over the graves of a past genera- tion. At the bottom of the terraced slope a Midshipman enjoys his few minutes away from the activities of the day with his drag along Ramsay Road. In the background the hospital projects its sprawling mixture of architecture — old and new — against the sky. Further to the west the glimmering lights of the postgraduate school are barely visible over the tree-tops. Elsewhere signs of activities are in evidence. To our left the crew comes up the river with its oars dipping rythmi- caliy into the water with the beat of the coxswain ' s hammer as they glide swiftly to their destination . . . the concrete ramps skirting Hubbard Hall. Across the winding road from the boat clubhouse the sharp crack of bats and the thud of ball on glove betray the identity of Lawrence Field . . . the baseball stadium. On the hillside overlooking the Severn, panting, sweating cross-country boys vie to reach the finish line first. In the middle of Hospital Point Field, battles between forwards and goalies are being fought on half a dozen soccer fields. That part of the Academy on the other side of College Creek furnished us opportunity to spend our leisure hours, whether we were looking for a strenuous workout or just trying to find a spot to get away from it all for a while. " o pital PoMt A1 ■ " sr " V t : ' Hi M- ' • i ' r ' 6taf " t " t . -! ? ' i .-♦ » lic : ' 1% - ' M ' tlX ftRjC Mi 4 , -rm « 11 fi II H Q n Modern and efficient as the boating activities it houses is Hubbard Hall. Unlike many of the venerable old buildings in the Yard this modernistic yellow brick structure is com- paratively recent history dating back only to the depression days of 1931 — and a dedication day marred by a defeat for Navy ' s crew. This bad luck start in no way influenced the outcome of later contests, however — Navy ' s team has since been a consistent winner — perhaps largely due to the excellent facilities of Hubbard Hall. Activity at the Hall begins shortly after Christmas leave where prospective crew teams toughen up inside on rowing machines and in barges anchored in the practice tanks. With the first breath of spring the hardy teams take their polished shells from neatly stowed racks, down the concrete ramps and place them in the ice cold waters of College Creek. Until regatta time — Hubbard Hall and the surrounding areas echo the rhythmic beat of the coxswain ' s hammers as crews learn the important lessons of teamwork and coordination in propel- ing their frail craft through choppy waters. Besides its important function as a home for the various boating activities it serves also for baseball, soccer, and cross- country teams. ' N ' winners remember the Hall ' s social facili- ties in connection with the all-important dance June Week in the gaily decorated ' N ' room on the second floor. The concrete apron facing College Creek acquires a new festive atmosphere for the occasion under the glow of party lanterns — quite in contrast with its usual purpose. On other occasions the large ' N ' room serves as a banqueting hall where con- ferences are held and visitors are entertained. Those interested in the sports records of the Academy can find many mementos of past seasons successful to Navy here. Quarters for visitors and visiting teams — spacious and well furnished — are also part of the elaborate facilities provided for the comfort of Navy visitors. 144 cysHfliiiiTiiy CROSS COUNTRY SQUAD. Bottom row: f. H. Raab, R. A. Biiselle, T. Denmark, J. W. Marsh, J.W. Lynn, D. H. Campbell, J. P. Oberholtzer, F.W. Smith, J. C. Bcjus, G. F. Brummitt, J. P. Howe, K. F. Turner. Top row: Coach E. Thompson, W. M. Cossaboom, F. E. O ' Connor, W. A. Brown, C. H. Fowler, B. B. DeWitt, J. R. Goben, H. S. Butler, M. J. Condit, Comdr. C. R. Dwyer. In recent years Navy has had men who could cope with the natural hazards of the cross-country course in championship form. In the 1945 season after taking m stride all of the indi- vidual meets, the team journeyed to Van Courtland Park in New York City and returned the proud holders of the IC4A title. The following year runner-up honors were garnered, but this achievement was not as sweet as one might expect . . . Army was tops. In the 1946 season revenge was the motto and determination was rewarded. Not only were the Graylegs spanked in the IC4A meet, but they were also beaten a week earlier as Navy captured the Heptagonal Championship. This year the schools which had literally been run into the ground by Navy, turned the tables on the Blue and Gold har- riers. A win over Johns Hopkins and a tie with Duke were the best efforts. On analysis, it is easily seen why this was an off season. Of the eight lettermen from the Heptagonal Cham- pions of the previous season, only tw o were to be on hand for the 1947 campaign. A blow was struck when Captain-elect Paul Hammer resigned shortly before the season started to enter the ministry. This left as the sole letterman youngster Jim Oberholtzer who gave a good account of himself placing high in all meets and finishing third in the now Nonagonal Championships. Probably the most staggering blow was the end of the eligibility of Dick Hall, the 1946 captain and Nick Smusyn. Hall, who won the IC4A meet in 1944, was con- sistently the best runner in his three years, and hard at his heels at all times was Smusyn. A different story would have been written if these two could have run. The face of the winner, a tired Duke Blue Devil, shows well the effect of five grueling miles. Up and over the finish line on Perry Circle, Fred Smith, with three Marylanders on his heels, leads the pace. 145 finny im A Poughkeepsie Cup is something he dreams about ... it is on his mind all year. That might explain why he is regarded by some as the best crew coach in the country, and why Commander " Buck " Walsh pushed last year ' s crew to bring home this coveted award and break the jinx of western teams. Getting an early season warm-up in the tank are, Ken Knoizen, Don Craig, George Dittman, and John Cartwright. The ice on College Creek grew soft and melted. Men felt more like lying under the trees or just sleeping, or perhaps just taking It easy enjoying the fresh new smells of summer ' s ap- proach. A few, however, went out for crew. It was not an easy life for they began losing the winter layer of fat on the rowing machines and in the tank barges long before the thaw. It was here the crew s began to develop teamwork and coordination and the timed stroke that sent Navy shells ahead in the spring regattas. When the sun began to shine more often and the wind was not so strong that it made the water too choppy for the fragile shells, the grueling conditioning moved outside. Lungs were expanded to hold the necessary air for violent exercise; the muscles of arms, legs, chest and back were developed and made stronger and toned for the task of w inning races. Training started early because it took a long time to get ready for what seemed to spectators a few minutes of exertion. The men on the oars could tell you that long training did not prevent cot- ton-filled lungs and complete fatigue, but it helped to ease those conditions and thus the long afternoons of rowing were justified. It was the coxswain ' s job to call the stroke and to change it for more speed, regulating the tandem movements of eight men working to make the smooth and rapid movement of the shell appear effortless and graceful. The Poughkeepsie crew: J. Larson, J. R. Wallace, C. W. Meyrick, O. E. Olsen, A. K. Knoisen, D. E. Craig, G.i W. Dittman, J. P. Cartwright. Coxswain J. P. Gartland, kneeling. 146 CREW. BoMom row: R. F. Drake, J. W. Calhoun, E. E. Gude, G. H. Gordon, C. T. Hansen, R. S. Hughes, J. 1. Wilson, G. M. Gray, D. A. Smith, B. W. Bevis. Second row: H. G. Herring, J. P. Cartwright, O. E. Olsen, J. R. Wallace, C. W. Meyrick, Copt. R. N. Norgaord, D. D. Foulds, B. H. Carig, G. W. Dittman. Third row: R. H. Babbe, G. F. Smith, R. A. Miller, J. J. Chambers, C. R. Whipple, A. D. Neustel, J. C. Dixon, D. R.Trueblood, P. L. Quinn, A. K. Knoizen. Top row: A.M. Pride, E. N. Chipman, K. F. Cook, J. D. Wotkins, C. J.Youngblode, L. J. N. BIyde, H. E. McDowell, L. N. Hoover, J. A. Jepson, L A. Shea, J. J. Bransen. Right: Selecting their oars for an afternoon cruise up the Severn are George Dittman, named on the 1947 Ail-American Crew, Paul Quinn, and Don Foulds, team captain. 147 Captain Charlie Coulter is shown in action in the Olympic team try-outs at the end of the season. Charlie was all over the field on the defensive side during the successful season. Seated: D. W. Cullivan, J. V. McLernan, R. S. Chew, R. W. Peard, J. L. Everngam, C. P. Coulter, J. DeGoede, I. T. MacDonald, R. C. Ebel, D. A. Masias. S andmg: F. H. Warner, coach; H. S. Crosby, manager; J. M. Perkins, H. C. Colvin, L. R. Bendell, C. M. Howe, L. N. Hoover, G. V. Ruos, A. A. Schaufelberger, R. L. Ghormley, J. J. Ekelund, R. L. Mulford, M. S. Bentin, G. L. Lochner, M. N. Allen. II The Naval Academy soccer fortunes were considerably in- creased in the fall of 1 947 as the Navy booters climaxed a very good season with a victory that automatically makes a season successful, a 1-0 decision unfavorable to the West Pomt team. Coach Glenn Warner had as his mam objective for the season the ending of a two-year jinx during which the Graylegs spoiled as many perfect records for the midshipmen soccer squads. Prospects were not so encouraging at the start of the practice sessions early in September when the squad returned from the cruise. Several shifts were made in the prospective line-up before the beginning of the regular schedule of competition. Danny Masias and Dick Ebel two fine halfbacks from last year ' s squad, were shifted to starting posts on the weak forward line. Manuel Bentin, an appointee from Peru like Masias, again re- ported for service and was destined to be the leading point- scorer on the squad. Lee Bendell worked into the first string center post and Jack Everngam, a veteran booter, rounded out the main offensive strength. Dan Cullivan, Milton Allen, Chuck Howe, and John Perkins, all with previous experience, provided relief for the front line. Stalwart on the secondary or halfback line was team captain Charlie Coulter, noted for his ground-covering ability and tricky evasive maneuvers while taking the ball down the field. Roger Peard and Irv MacDonald performed with equally fine skill at the other two halfback positions. Bob Ghormley and George Lochner ably handled the busiest positions on the field. Veteran defensive experts, Bob Chevs and Al Schauffel- berger, lined up at fullback and goalie respectively, and had as their assignments the last line of defense to the attacks of rival booters. Ail-American Al Schauffelberger was tops when it came to stopping scoring attempts by opponents. The first games were the only answer to the question of how strong the offense of the 1947 team would be; the answer had George Lochner boots one in the Army game. Chuck Howe in the background. Lee Bindell keeps an eye on Jack Everngam as he chases the ball. Action during a scoring attempt in practice. Danny Masias executes a block in front of the goal in a practice game. The Army goalie is rushed by three Navy men in a scoring attempt. to be learned from experience. There was nothing to worry about in the defensive set up ... in the first eight games of the season, opponents scored a mere three counters. As for the scoring machinery, it gained momentum with each game. The first two games were hardly a true test, but the North Carolina game definitely was. Entering intercollegiate competition for the first time, the Tarheels played the Navy team to a 1-1 tie during the regulation length game. Manuel Bentin scored the necessary goal and new confidence in their rearranged team. Perm ' s booters upset hope for a perfect season by squeezing out a 1-0 win in spite of the constant hammering of the Navy offense at the Quaker goal. Battered from the strenuous schedule, the team preped for the Army battle with new vigor. Past rivalry indicated that play would be rough and scoring low, so the squad formulated care- ful plans, concentrating on making one goal that would prob- ably be the all-important one with the strong defense confident that Army could not tally. True to tradition, the game was tightly contested throughout, with neither team able to pene- trate the other ' s defense. Lee Morgan, up from the junior varsity, performed the goal-protecting duties most of the way in place of Schauffelberger, who was sidelined in the opening minutes of the game. A slow steady rain hampered both teams throughout the contest. With but four minutes remaining, Manuel Bentin booted the sole score in the game for a Navy victory and the end of the jinx. . ...J- ' l-iic " j_ «■ vi-: I 4i --- J w ST " . . 149 The U. S. Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland overlooks the banks of the Severn River. The Hospital cares for all Midshipmen and naval personnel attached to the Academy. From a Midship- man ' s point of viev a tour of duty at the Hospital gives him a chance to escape the grip of the Academic Department for a short time and enjoy a leisurely life. Bob Ikard chats with relatives and friends during visiting hours. Those injuries which cannot be cured by the use of a heat pad or the application of an antiseptic are transferred to the Naval Hospital. The adequate facilities and trained personnel enables the Midshipmen to obtain proper medical treatment. 150 i 1 fl I A ship is only as efficient as the men who man her. From the hot, moist air of the South Pacific to the cutting winds of the polar regions Naval men must be in their best physical condition for the Navy to be really ready for action. It has been proven many times that " healthy minds in healthy bodies are necessities for the fulfillment of the individual mis- sions of the graduates. " It is the responsibility of the Medical Department to ensure the healthy bodies during our four years at the Naval Academy. The facilities set up for that purpose are familiar to every midshipman: the large and fearsome hos- pital dominating its point, Misery Hall on the second deck of the gymnasium, with its relief for cuts and bruises, sprains and shin-splints, and of course the sick bay in the basement of Ban- croft Hall, mecca for midshipmen boasting everything from double pneumonia to a second period Steam test. Even during the three-month practice cruise each year the Medical Department follows us, for the health of the Brigade is its responsibility. Innoculations are given for any disease common to the countries on our agenda. Seasick pills are dis- tributed to those whose tendencies are more toward solid land, and all food obtained outside of the United States is carefully inspected. lEPftfflEni ri HIGIEII A series of Friday night lectures given by the Department of Hygiene provides the general information necessary to Naval officers to keep themselves and their ships healthy. These lectures include such subjects as elementary physiology, care lieut. (ig) T. B. McNomara, It. Comdr. R. Peningfon, Jr., Comdr. K. L. Longeway, Dental Com- mander; Capt. W. W. Hargrove, Comdr. H. F. Lenhordl, Lt. Comdr. P. Kwiatkowski, Lieut, (jg) G. Morrice. and prevention of disease, effects and dangers of habitual use of narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, community and Naval hygiene, and first aid. The first day that most of us spent on Academy grounds was passed in the tender hands of the Medical Department. During the longest hours of our lives we acted the part of prize stock at a state fair: eyes, ears, mouth, throat, legs, arms, back — nothing escaped the doctors, and when finally we straggled out of the sick bay and into a Naval career we had nothing more to worry about — until the exami- nation the next year. And then, after four years, we faced that last sorting out in which we learned the good or bad news about our hopes for Marine Corps, aviation, submarines, line, Supply Corps, or civilian. Captain W. W. Hargrave (MC) USN, Medical Officer and Head of Department of Hygiene at the U. S. Naval Academy. Captain Hargrove v as ov orded the Legion of Merit for his work at Pearl Harbor during World War II. Prior to coming to the Naval Academy he was in command of the U. S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. Captain Hargrove was responsible for such lecturers as Captain G. N. Rains, (MC) USN, and Comdr. J. M. Amberson (MC) USNR, being listed on our lecture schedule. 151 .leasantly surrounded by the brick houses of the officers ' quarters, winding Dorsey Creeic, and the practical buildings of the Department of Marine Engineer- ing is Worden Field. This expanse of green is the parade ground where mid- shipmen go through their paces for the taxpayers once a week. The memories of standing at attention under a hot sun and holding a rifle at present arms through a 21-gun salute are mingled with memories of visiting dignitaries, June Week exercises, the color company, and presentation of awards. Over- looking this scene and quite in contrast to it are Melville, Griffin and Isherwood Halls — where jets of escaping steam and the rumble of heavy machinery betray the activities of the Steam Department. Without these outward signs its identity still would be evident — the iron scrollwork under the cornice — the weird cranks that open the windows on the top floor — and the heatless radiators form an unfathomable paradox typical of this department. The ground floor of Isherwood is a veritable heaven for gadgeteers. Here they can see the gears, mechanisms, and boilers necessary in a mechanized Navy. Elsewhere can be found the Hydraulic Laboratory, the Thermodynamics Laboratory, the Foundry and Machine Shops; reminiscent of two hour drills, lost BTU ' s and molten metal running everywhere except in the mould. Griffin Hall is unusual in that a branch of the Electrical Engineering Department is housed there. Here, completely surrounded by steam, we ran our D.C. motors and generators, blew fuses and circuit breakers, and welded live leads to the floor in innocent bliss. Officer ' s Quarters Dorsey Creek m - 1 " - ' 1 mil ii ||||»|i. 111,11 ,11 ' " ,M.. •V ' ■ ■fii B on ecf ( nce L Kll 1 Captain Wells L. Field, head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, has brought to the course of radio and electronics an interest that aroused the class to an unprecedented level of participation. He gave his whole-hearted support to the new electron ics research committee. Equipped with classroom and textbook knowledge, we report to the " juice " lab to apply and dig out more. Hot leads, sparks, and blown out meters are not exceptional nor acceptable. With the advent of electricity in various and sundry depart- ments of Naval Science, the qualifications of the Naval officer had to be broadened so that he would have a working knowledge of this vast and rather complex field. No longer could elec- tricity be a mere word to the Naval officer. No longer could he confine it to the narrow walls of the laboratory nor to the work of those w ho at birth had shown capabilities of the genius sort. For electricity was no longer an acquaintance by hearsay but it had, in fact, become an everyday helpmeet and it was now the Naval officer ' s duty and responsibility to learn the ways and idiosyncrasies of this, his new servant, so that the two of them might work in close cooperation in achieving an ultimate end. Although electricity is a helpful servant it might, if abused, vent its spleen, causing destruction and chaos. Cognizant of the fact that the Naval officer had to have both a theoretical and practical know ledge of the aforementioned field, the Naval Academy was faced with the task of integrating this science with those already holding impressive places in the science that is the Navy. The uninitiated, the embryonic Nelson, the midshipman had to be taught, acclimated and in- formed in regards to this mighty source of power and it w as upon the already weary shoulders of that Department, which now IS known as the Department of Electrical Engineering, Bottom row: H. H. Baker, Cdr. R. S. Sellars, Cdr. R. P. Bowles, D. G. Howard, Capf. L M. Cockoday, E. W. Thomson, Capf. W. L. Field, Capt. G. C. Seay, Cdr. A. F. Morash, J. C. Gray, Cdr. A. G. Hay, J. L. Daley, Cdr. H. G. Kirkpatrick. Second row.- R. E. Trumble, E. J. Cook, Cdr. R. F. Kelly, Cdr. F. E. Wexel, Cdr. R. S. Harlan, Cdr. D. 1. Harris, Lcdr. C. S. Hart, Cdr. W. S. Finn, Cdr. L. D. Earle, Cdr. J. F. Bauer, Cdr. R. C. Turner, Cdr. C. R. Dwyer, Cdr. D. B. Cohen, G. H. McFarlin, G. E. Leydorf, W. C. Connolly, E. R. Pinksfon. Third row: V . D. Pennington, LCdr. E. M. Brabender, LCdr. F. C. Follon, LCdr. R. M. Brownlie, LCdr. J. A. Fairchild, LCdr. W. H. Fisher, LCdr. B. S. Forrest, LCdr. C. F. Pinkerton, LCdr. E. R. Mumford, LCdr. R. O ' Neill, LCdr. E. M. Greer, LCdr. R. S. Eastman, P. A. Hall, H. E. Carr. Fourth row: LCdr. C. A. McHose, LCdr. E. G. Miller, LCdr. W. R. DeLoach, LCdr. E. M. Compton, LCdr. C. T. Latimer, LCdr. C. H. Raney, LCdr. R. N. Perley, LCdr. E. N. McWhite, Ens. A. C. Bigley, LCdr. H. C. Lank, LCdr. J. M. Robertson, J. F. Kelley, R. A. Goodwin, W. M. Smedley. Fifitt row: Lt. E. J. Bath, J. R. Smithson, LCdr. G. M. Howes, LCdr. H. J. Brantingham, LCdr. P. S. Smith, LCdr. W. W. Trice, LCdr. C. Holovak, LCdr. D. S. Bill, Lt. P. A. Tickle, LCdr. P. H. Burkhart, LCdr. J. W. McCoy, Lt. J. A. Anders, J. A. Lee, J. R. Heverly. Commander Sellers points out the workings, the necessities, and the dangers of a radar console. The Safety Precautions will be our guide. A typical Radar Barge drill — first the lecture, then the discussion, the quiz, and last we examined the gear. that the task fell. After a basic course of a year and one half of general sciences, those of chemistry and physics which after all are, and have been, the basis of most of man ' s dealings with the problems of life and its survival, the midshipman is introduced to the elementary aspects of that intangible and complex quantity known as electricity. The simple principles of negative and positive particles of matter and their affinity or dislike for one another form the basement or foundation upon which the towering structure of Man ' s Application of Electricity has been erected. From the basic to the intricate is the step one takes half way through second class year as the department prods the midshipman down the bumpy road of Alternating Current. No longer is the solution obvious nor its acquisition direct, for when the midshipman encounters the practical applications of this great force he is also aware of its accompanying idi- osyncrasies . . . those which make it useful . . . those which make it practical. Radio . . . electronics . . . motors . . . gen- erators and transformers are everyday tools with which the Naval officer works . . . indispensable factors in the running and handling of a ship . . . life savers in the various and deadly elements of war. All these things are that to him and they are that because he knows them . . . knows their capabilities . . . their maladies . . . and the remedies for those maladies. The power of this great force is his for he can harness it with his knowledge. He o Red Ship, this is Blue Ship. How do you hear me? Over. We tested communications on the Barge ... In the lab, the lucky man records the data and watches the circuit breakers. 155 J] I J T1 LL J Captain C. S. Seabring, USN, head of the Department of Marine Engineering, came to the Academy after giving valuable service in bringing out some of Germany ' s secrets before they could be destroyed. He was among the first allied personnel to land on German-held territory and was charged with the responsibility of bringing to the United States the famous German hydrogen peroxide propelled submarine. His foresight and knowledge of modern engineering and its techniques has been shown in this year ' s steam course. Bottom row: Prof. W. E. Farrell, Cdr. W. A. Brockett, Cdr. A. E. Parker, Cdr. E. F. Dissette Cdr. J. G. Spongier, Copt. C. S. Seabring, Cdr. I. C. Eddy, Cdr. M. B. O ' Connor, Cdr. F. M. Parker, Cdr. J. W. Williams, Jr., Senior Professor G. Beneze. Second row: Cdr. V. B. Graff, Cdr. L J. Flynn, Cdr. J. B. Denny, Cdr. R. H. Holmes, Cdr. F. H. Wahlig, Cdr. R. A. Keating, Jr., Cdr. C. B. Jackson, Jr., Cdr. J. F. Enrighf, Cdr. G. Wendelburg. Third row: Cdr. J. D. Bulkeley, Cdr. M. P. Refo, III, Cdr. J. L. Semmes, Cdr. J. H. Raymer, Cdr. C. O. Akers. Cdr. G. W. lautrop, Jr., Cdr. F. D. Whalen, Cdr. R. B. Kelly, fourfh row: Cdr. W. F, Morrison, Cdr. W. J. Schlacks, Cdr. G. F. Neel, Jr., Cdr. G. B. Williams, Cdr. W. K. Rotliff, Cdr. E. H. McDowell, Cdr. F. E. Wilsie, Cdr. J. A. Leonard. FUlh row: Assoc. Prof. A. E. Bock, Cdr. J. E. Wicks, Cdr. J. C. Whistler, Cdr. J. E. Mansfield, Cdr. W. M. Bjork, LCdr. E. V. Knox, Asst. Prof. E. J. Ziurys. Sixth row: LCdr. C. W. Jenkins, LCdr. T. M. Ustick, LCdr. I. D. Dewey, ICdr. J. B. Sweeney, Jr., LCdr. L. V. Forde, Asst. Prof. D. W. Seavey. Seventh row: Asst. Prof. T. C. Gillmer, LCdr. B. F. Maker, LCdr. W. S. Kimball, LCdr. C. D. McCall, LCdr. C. F. Pfeifer, Assoc. Prof. R. M. Johnston. Eighfh row: LCdr. E. J. Fisher, LCdr. B. J. Germershausen, LCdr. K. W. Miller, LCdr. R. G. Mayer, Jr., LCdr. W. A. Walker, III, LCdr. R. C. Porter, Jr. Ninth row: LCdr. J. J. A. Michel, LCdr. J. V. Cameron, LCdr. G. V. Rogers, LCdr. C. C. Schmuck, Jr., LCdr. R. Hartford, LCdr. C. F. Leigh, Assoc. Prof. T. J. Benac. Top row: LCdr. S. J. Caldwell, Jr., LCdr. E. F. Rye, LCdr. D. P. Polatty, Jr., Ens. D. P. Dick, Ens. K. L. Shugart, Jr., Lt. (ig) L. O. Clausen. Through the years, man has advanced slowly but steadily in the manner of propelling himself from place to place. At one stage the Clipper ship was thought to be the epitome in fast travel, but then the unbelievers raised their voices in unison and in argument, not only did they argue verbally but they backed up their protestations with proof. Both Watts and Fulton refused to be stymied by the stagnant pool, which was the smug complacency of the people of the time, they harnessed steam vi hich hithertofore had been used only for steaming open clandestine billet-douxs. It was obvious to the earlier authorities at the Naval Academy that propulsion by steam was about to supplant the glamorous sailing ship. As they were cognizant of this fact, they felt that it was their duty to integrate the science, that is Marine Engineering, into the curriculum of the Naval Academy. Therefore, as a result of their conscientiousness, the midshipman of today is blessed and doubly blessed with the various and sundry courses sponsored by the Deaprtment of Marine Engi- neering. Throughout the late and sultry days of the midshipman ' s first summer at the Naval Academy, the belabored plebe struggles through his introduction to the astute gentlemen with the drooping ties. The introductory course is one entitled Engineering Drawing, consisting of blue print encrypting and decrypting, which would prove the basis for a more complete 156 THE IDEA . . . Plebe drawing and descriptive geometry gave us the basic quality of being able to put our ideas on paper. THE MEN . . . through snow, rain, or sunshine we went to the Isherwood group to tacicle the problem of mechanics. understanding of the courses which were to follow in the next few years. After the trees start to drop their natural raiment and start to pick up " human foliage, " the midshipman progresses to the next stage in the process of becoming a finished engineer. This stage being that which is concerned with the ingenious piping and throttling processes which distribute the over par-boiled water from the boiler to wherever it has been predestined to go. Once the practical aspects of the situation have been brought under control the now quite erudite midshipman leaves the realm of the " snipe " and moves into the world of the white collared engineer. The subject now to be consumed and digested is that of Fluid Mechanics, a course that dissects and analyzes the apparently simple phenomena of the flow of water, oil, and any sundry liquid that might be encountered in the science that is the Navy. If the water remained as it is when it is sucked from the ocean the case would be com- paratively simple, however, steam propels the modern ship and unfortunately the properties of these vapors vary not only from water but among themselves. To meet the exigencies of the case, which these differences present, the midshipman is given a course in Thermodynamics complete with Moliere charts, flaming slide rules, and unfathomable formulae. ■ THE PLANS . . . the fruit of our efforts over the drawing boards . . . the link between planning and execution. THE FINISHED PRODUCT ... we viewed the applications of all our planning skill . . . then we learned to operate the products to our advantage. THE WORK . . . from our plans the machine shop and the foundry transmits two dimensions into three . . . the plan into actuality. ■II Seated: B. M. Shepard; D. C. Slanftll; M. C. McFarland; W. L. Rees; J. E. Drain. Standing: G. L. Siri; B. S. Bartholemeu; M. M. Bonner; F. W. Graham; T. J. Wallers. In the ranks of the midshipmen that daily wend their way to the Isherwood Hall group some men consider Marine Engineering in the same light that the philatelist considers stamps, or that the average father considers his son ' s electric trains. These men have banded together with the idea that a common interest should be shared in order that greatest enjoy- ment might be derived by all. Just this year under the presidency of Midshipman Milton McFarland the United States Naval Academy Marine Engi- neering Club became a member of good standing in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This is evidence indeed that the Steam Club has progressed far in the technical field and is an organization v hich by its constructive genius has added to the prestige of the Naval Academy. By adding to the fame of the whole, it has added to the prestige of the individual mid- shipman. This is a fact that we should all become cognizant of, and having realized it, should join in a . . . well done ... to the Marine Engineering Club. Bob Tatum, Waldo Rees and Bob Lyie, three active members of the steam club, discussing the construction of a modern Naval turbine. Below, three more steam stalwarts study the installation of the turbine and its supporting machinery. I Professor Rudolph Michael, Vice President of the Eastern division of the ASME addresses the ME club at their installation as a student chapter of the ASME. Present at the installation were: M. C. McFarland, President Student Chapter; Capt. H. A. Spanagel, Superintendent PG School; Prof. P. B. Eaton, Vice President A.S.M.E.; Capt. C. S. Seafaring USN, Head Dept. M. E.; Capt. George C. Seay, USN, Exec. Dept. E. E.; Prof. Rudulph Michael; W. L. Rees, Vice President Student Chapter. Back row: Prof. R. W. Johnston, Honorary Chairman, Student Chapter; Prof. F. D. Cruishanks, Catholic University; Cdr. C. H. Meigs, USN, Bureau Ships Representative; Cdr. J. M. Court, Bureau Ships Representative; Prof. M. E. Weschlur, Catholic University; Cdr. W. A. Borchett, USN, Dept. M. E.; Cdr. C. I. Eddy, USN, Exec. Dept. M. E.; Prof. George Beneze, Dept. M. E. f • iij»y™l t : mfm mi2 ' . , :,»mm M n " A ' . 1 OIK, . ' -. . W- ' -- ' -- L t .. ▼ x 1 ■% , • • nil • v?- 1: " MbH I S ' c Bj ji 1 i i tutu r ? f.. ■ 1 ■H 1 i Marching onto the field Is the Brigade Color Guard, carrying the Stars and Stripes and the Academy colors. Occasionally it is our privilege to present a parade for such distinguished visitors as the military and naval United Nations Commission. P II fl D J Midshipman R. E. Nicholson and his staff stand before their company. The Brigade is drawn up at attention to be presented to the reviewing party. On the Brigade Commander ' s command, Pass in review, the band strikes up the tune Anchors Aweigh. Another parade comes to an end as the last company does an " eyes right " while passing the reviewing party. Every man who has ever marched in a P-rade has undoubtedly muttered to himself at one time or another, " I wish I was out there watchin ' instead of in here shufflin ' along. " As far as P-rades are concerned, there is only one that a midshipman looks forward to, that being the last one during June Week of his first class year. At that time, though, if he is a sentimen- talist, he might even shed a tear or two over the fact that no longer will there be 48 men absent from the 2nd regiment. The sandblowers marching in the rear ranks are the real beasts of burden at a P-rade. They never see what goes on. Their field of vision is limited to the back of Joe Gish ' s neck, an arm ' s distance in front of him. The only thing that makes a P-rade bearable for these men are the stirring strains of " Dixie. " 159 1 CIF DRUM BUGLE CORPS. Front row: T. E. Stanley, E. C. Higgins, S. C. Burgess, W. M. Smith, R. I. Meinhold, W. S. Stornetta, W. A. Williams, O. C. Rath, C. R. Whipple, Second row: J. D. MacKenzie, W. D. Hoggard, D. Clement, W. A. Finlay, M. S. Klingensmith, E. E. Williams, C. R. White, S. S. Cox. Third row: W. E. McGarrah Jr., E. A. Chevalier, L. R. Davis, J. M. Henderson, J. C. Bajus, W. H. Vonier M. V. Schlappi. fourth row; G. D. Dorfus, G. D. Morin, R. L. Krag, J. E. McGorrah, H. J. Nix, J. S. Patterson, C. A. Skinner, fifth row: S. H. Nile, M. S. Shutty, C. C. Whitener, T. A. LeDew, W. J. Hennessy, R. L. Waltons, J. P. Cavenaugh. Sixth row: S. L. Doaks, P. F. Hughes, J. E. Inskeep, R. H. Nelson, M. A. locono, D. W. Thurston. Back row: C. J. Thro, T. H. Ross, F. J. Sterner, J. S. McFeothers, R. W. Ridenour, W. G. Petty, J. F. Ingalls. The Drum and Bugle Corps functions under the Brigade activities for the purpose of playing the Brigade into Bancroft Hall at outside meal formations and to supplement the Naval Academy Band at Brigade parades and away football games. The " Hellcats, " as they are better known, are at their best while marching and playing at the weekly P-rades. All eyes turn to watch the Drum and Bugle boys strut their stuff down the length of Worden Field amid the fluttering banners on the bugles and a good deal of extra flourishes from the rear rank drummers. When the notorious Annapolis week-end weather allows an outside formation Saturday or Sunday noon, the average visitor has his best chance of seeing the Corps in action. The drums roll off at the Brigade Commander ' s order " Forward, March " and the Brigade marches off the terrace at 120 beats per minute. Baltimore has seen the " Hellcats " during the fall v hen the Brigade marched en route to the football stadium and also marching onto the field at the stadium. D n J fT To those midshipmen of the first class who performed their duties in an outstanding manner as previous stripers goes the honor of wearing the stripes during the spring term. While the fall and winter sets had little recognition for the work they had done, the spring stripers are well compensated by appear- ing often before the public in their positions of honor. They may demonstrate their leadership abilities at outside forma- tions, P-rades, and at special drills for distinguished visitors. Durmg June Week they have the opportunity to present their unity before large groups of visitors. The lucky commander of the color company is further honored ... he gets to choose the color girl that shares with him the honors of a parade in recognition of his company ' s achievements. This is the bright side of the striper ' s life . . . there is another side of plain hard work that shouldn ' t be overlooked. Like his predecessors in the fall and winter sets, he is concerned with many time consuming tasks. His job is even harder ... he often has to stay inside making up watch bills, filing correspondence, and doing those urgent jobs that contiilUally descend on the striper, while his classmates are outside enjoying the spring weather or taking off on a week end. Because extra care was utilized in selecting this set of stripers, it is not surprising to discover that they are serving in their respective capacities in an excellent manner. DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS COMMANDERS. Fall t»f: J. R. Bavie; VVinfer tef: F. L Bowenox; Spring lef: T. E. Stanley. BRIGADE STAFF. R. U. Scott, Commander; R. E. Schwoeffermann, Sub Commander; W. J. Laubendorfer, C.P.O; D. D. Foulds, Operations; R. T. Styer, Supply; I. M. McCurdy, Adjutant; W. A. Kanakanui, Communications; H. B. Moore, C.P.O. FIRST REGIMENTAL STAFF. R. E. Shimshok, Commander; J. M. Davis, Sub Commander; R. S. Chew, Supply; F. W. Orr, C.P.O.; M. D. Marsh, Adjutant; D. L. Wright, Communications; W. N. Small, C.P.O. SECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF. R. N. Smith, Commander; G. L. Hoffman, Sub Commander; R. K. Russell, Supply; J. S. Crosby, C.P.O.; W. H. Barton, Adjutant; J. E. Callahan, Com- munications; W. G. Brendle, C.P.O. 162 FIRST BATTALION STAFF. C. G. Strahley, Commander; S. W. Dunn, Adjutant; W. V. Moore, C.P.O.; G. W. Marshall, Baft. Exec; T. E. Alexander, Supply. SECOND BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. W. Klinefelter, 5th Company; R. C. Adorns, 6th Company; J. W. McCord, 7th Company; W. Wegner, 8th Company. SECOND BATTALION STAFF. P. L. Quinn, Commonder; R. W. Bates, Batt. Exec; W. L Rees, Supply; F. J. Suttill, Adjutant; R. E. Berggren, C.P.O. THIRD BAHALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. J. DeGoede, 9th Company; F. I. Nelson, 1 0th Company; R. L. Ghormley, 1 1th Company; H. S. Harris, 12th Company. THIRD BATTALION STAFF. T. Woods, Commander; B. A. Moore, Bott. Exec; H. Gurmon, C.P.O.; H. A. True, Adjutant; L. W. Mulbry, Supply. FOURTH BATTALION STAFF. R. R. Carson, Commander; C. Mertz, Bott. Exec; R. A. Cochran, C.P.O.; R. W. Hanby, Adjutant; G. T. Balzer, Supply. FOURTH BAHALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. R. A. Schulti, 1 3th Company; A. M. Poteet, 1 4th Company; D. M. Smith, 1 5th Company; R. E. Nicholson, 1 6th Company. FIFTH BATTALION STAFF. C. E. Hathaway, Commander; R. C. Morrow, Batt. Exec; R. R. Neely, Supply; P. N. Sherrill, Adjutant; A. L Market, C.P.O. SIXTH BAHALION STAFF. W. H. Barnes, Commander; J. K. Welsh, Executive; D. H. Corson, Supply; E. F. Resch, Adjutant; K. M. Treadwell, C.P.O. FIFTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. D. B. Hatmaker, 17th Company; E. N. Wells, I 8th Company; K. B. Webster, 1 9th Company; S. K. Moore, 20th Company. SIXTH BATTALION COMPANY COMMANDERS. C. A. Fowler, 21st Company; B. W. Bevii, 22nd Company; J. M. Ivey, 23rd Company; H. S. Crosby, 24th Company. I m IL J One of the shady corners of the yard is occupied by a small but important building recently taken over by the Aviation Department. Built as a Naval Dispensary, the Aviation Building has served as a classroom building for one year. Alongside is the Tripoli tan Monument. The monument is one of the oldest in the yard and was built in memory of the Naval officers who died in the service of their country during the Tripolitan Wars. For beauty, in fact and in setting, no monument can surpass it. ' 7tc o cia«t7 a Mtfte t 165 y far the largest number of recitations are spent in the academic group known specifically as Mohan, Maury, and Sampson Halls. Residing peacefully side by side in Maury are the Departments of Mathematics and English, History, and Government. That no friction is evident is probably due to the careful division of control over the entrances, each department guarding jealously its assigned doors to prevent the escape of Midshipmen reciting in a different department who might choose the shortest route baclc. The struggles with integration, a dangling modifier, and the battle of Jutland are fond reminders of this hall. Across the way in Sampson Hall is the realm of the Department of Electrical Engineering. Education in this department starts on the top floor in the Chemistry Lob where the search for lost ions was the problem of the day, to the bottom floor where alternating currents had to be traced out first class year. Somewhere between these labs is situated the lecture hall where profs visually demon- strated the phenomena studied and resorted to such expedients as firing guns to rudely awalcen those inclined to slumber. Mohan HaJI, namesake of the great exponent of sea power, lies between the other two. Here every provision is made for the satisfaction of cultural pursuits of the Midshipman. Here is found an extensive library with an up-to-date collection of periodicals, a valuable collection of ship models from ancient sailing vessels to the latest additions to the fleet, and an auditorium where the Midshipman receives his weekly entertainment ration — the Saturday night movie. On special occasions a play by the versatile Masqueraders or an enter- tainment by the Combined Musical Clubs is presented. The clock in the tower, striking the hours in the special bell system of the Navy, aids in keeping track of that requisite to a well ordered life — time. ■iViL- ' i ' . ■ .•■■safss •11 ' B: i 1 ( Kiir- ' : ' ' m I H? .■;- ' ..: ' ■ ' " " W ' M i m Wf — m ■ H ■ - .J ' -W5S| t M :i S ■3 RIHIS«»i Sti %:« 1 1 ' f. .ai. ;4c dc pUc (Zn Mfr i n n UIjI M J mil ■ ' ' T • ill 11 lUL y rr Captain George P. Hunter, Head of the Department of English, History, and Government, came to the Academy in 1946. Prior to his service here he was chief staff officer of Lion 9. His wartime record includes service as Commanding Officer of the Farraguf, and as Squadron Commander of Desron 46 at lv o Jima and Okinawa. ! 1 r ' ' B mil 1 r r JIP ; r-€i j l In the formal atmosphere of the after dinner speaking room and in the presence of nervous classmates, critical instructors and honored guests. Midshipmen receive practical experience in after dinner speaking. Plebe summer we sortied with the " Bull " Department in a series of museum tours, library periods, and evening lectures acquainting us with, and indoctrinating us in, the general tradi- tions and customs of the service we had entered. We were to cope with, and benefit from, the guidance of the department for our entire four years. Now as past-graduates w e have con- sciously or otherwise acquired a literary polish which is generally associated with gentlemen and officers. We were exposed to instruction which promoted clarity and effective- ness both in speech and in writing. We got an understanding of the trends of history, the factors affecting international relationships, government, economics, and national policies. Fourth class year we had exercise in oral composition, followed up third class year with practice in various speech situations. The final touch came with formal after-dinner speaking first class year. Each year we progressed in literary appreciation. English and American literature were predominant. We studied great masterpieces of France, Spain, Germany, and Russia — novels Seofed; Cdr. F. M. Gambacorta, Prof. H. F. Sturdy, Prof. W. A. Darden, Prof. R. S. Merrick, Sr. Prof. A. F. Wesfcotf, Copt. G. P. Hunter, Copt. J. H. Howard, Prof. C. L. Lewis. Prof. R. S. Pease, Lt. Col. J. W. Dobson, Cdr. J. A. Dodson. Second row: Inst. E. Goodman, Assoc. Prof. A. S. Pitt, Assoc. Prof. J. T. Pole, Inst. H. A. Wycherley, Assoc. Prof. R. D. Bass, Inst. W. L. Heflin, Asst. Prof. H. H. Bell, Assoc. Prof. J. C. Reed, Assoc. Prof. R. H. James, Assoc. Prof. J. R. Cutling. Third row: Assoc. Prof. R. S. West, Inst. W. H. Russel, Asst. Prof. E. J. Mahoney, Inst. J. R. Probert, Inst. J. P. Boatman, Assoc. Prof. E. H. Clark, Jr., Inst. H. O. Werner, Asst. Prof. W. W. Jefferies. Fourth row: Assoc. Prof. J. R. Fredlond, Inst. P. C. Dunlevy, Inst. W. M. Bastion, Lt. Cdr. R. L. Scott, USNR, Inst. R. W. Daly, Inst. W. B. Pendergast, Assoc. Prof. A. B. Cook, Inst. T. P. Carpenter, Lt. Cdr. D. S. Chay, USN, Inst. J. P. C. McCarthy, Inst. P. E. Colleta, Lt. Cdr. C. P. Krantz, USN, Inst. R. M. Longdon, Inst. R. L. Mason, Inst. J. H. F. Brewer. Fifth row: Assoc. Prof. E. B. Potter, Inst. H. H. Lumpkin, Cdr. W. H. McRee, USN, Lt. Cdr. W. E. Skill, USN, Inst. F. G. Holahon, Asst. Prof. E. M. Hall, Lt. Cdr. W. W. Evans, USNR, Inst. F. E. Duddy. 168 which were more along the line of pleasure reading rather than hard study. Our interest was diverted from the engineering fields and fostered in the literary. We received a basic concept of history of the western world beginning with ancient times, through the medieval era, down to a thorough handling of our own government ' s development and its present status. First class year we started all over again dealing with history from the Naval stand point. We learned about sea power in general and about American sea power and the significant role the latter played in the recent war. Uhrary. Under the supervision of a professional librarian, Associate Professor Louis H. Bolander, with a staff of able assistants, the Naval Academy library has for its mission to provide all forms of reading material, reference, and research to the entire Severn River Naval Command. Its worth is not appreciated by anyone more than by the midshipmen. Since Its founding in September of 1845 the library has accessioned a total of 111,963 volumes including the largest collection of Naval books, documents, technical reports, and periodicals in the United States. The Reference Department, the most helpful branch of the library, answered 2,866 questions asked by midshipmen, officers, faculty members, and the general public during our first class year alone. FirtI row: James M. Saunders, Associate Librarian, Chief of Catalog Dept.; Louis H. Bolander, Associate Professor, Librarian; George R. luckett, Associate Librarian, Chief of Reference Dept. Second row: Allen C. Westcott, Clerk; Alice S. Brumbock, Library Assistant, Chief of Circulation Dept.; Ruby R. Duval, Clerk; Isaac W. Windsor, Assistant Librarian, Chief of Order Dept.; Patrick F. Clancy, Junior Librarian, Assistant Cataloger; Thelma J. Sears, Clerk-Typist; Helen D. Brewer, Clerk-Typist. 169 i -H iiiTHimflii How often we have sat in the front row and w atched these masters of mathematical mysteries and thought how wonde rful it would be to understand what they were talking about. But somehow in spite of our uncooperative attitude and seemingly unadapted minds these men accomplished their task. The deep secrets of " figgering " somehow were forced on us and the slide rule and trig tables were not monsters of a mathematical nightmare but useful aids in our engineering curriculum. In fact some of us were so impressed by the powers of num- bers that we could not rest knowing that unconquered fields lay ahead. Of our number, these are banded together into the highly scientific organization the Math Club. With their goal as a better understanding of the science that man has only broken the surface of, they strive to achieve a better under- standing and appreciation of the subject that has kept the w orld thinkers busy ever since man found out he had ten toes. To the Math Club will come the satisfaction of facts that bind us to a world of numbers. MATH CLUB. Bottom row: W. L. Bryan, N. S. Potter, S. J. Grief, R. N. Tatum, E. S. Iverson, J. F. Leyerle, G. W. Hamilton. Top row: H. B. Barl ley, W. D. Shoughnejsy, H. P. Kilroy, F. B. Graham, K. J. Schlaghecic, B. S. Morgan. MATH. DEPT. Bottom row: Professors J. R. Blond, W. A. Conrad, J. Tyler, J. B. Scarborough, A. Dillingham, Sr. Professor J. N. Galloway, Cmdr. R. P. Fiola, USN, Captain R. M. Zimmerii, USN, Sr. Professor L. T. Wilson, Professors J. B. Eppes, G. R. Clements, R. C. Lamb, E. S. Mayer, L. M. Kells. Second row: Assoc. Professors E. E. Betz, J. C. Abbott, L. H. Chambers, T. W. Moore, N. H. Ball, H. C. Stotz, G. A. Lyie, Lt. Cdr. H. C. Ayres, USNR, Lt. Cdr. W. F. Eckley, USNR, Major W. L. Bart, USA, Lieut. S. S. Morris, USNR, Assoc. Professors E. Hawkins, A. E. Currier, J. R. Hammond, R. P. Bailey, C. P. Brady. Third row: Instructors J. Milkman, G. J. Mann, M. V. Gibbons, Asst. Professors H. L. Kinsolving, J. F. Paydon, J. F. Milos, S. S. Saslaw, R. C. Morrow, Assoc. Professor J. P. Hoyt, Asst. Professors C. W. Seekins, J. M. Holme, O. M. Thomas, W. R. Cherry, Instructors A. R. Craw, E. C. Gros, K. F. McLaughlin, Asst. Professor K. L. Palmquist. Top row: Instructors C. E. Thompson, M. F. Stilwell, P. J. Kiernan, B. H. Buikstra, E. C. Watters, G. R. Shrohl, Jr., H. L. Sohl, R. C. Rand, J. W. Popow, R. W. Rector, W. J. Strange, J. A. Tierney, J. H. White, J. R. Gorman, N. O. Niles, E. G. SwafFord. I Captain Rupert M. Zimmerii, head of the Department of Mathe- matics, has served at the Academy for several years. During the war he organized advanced amphibious bases in Europe. 170 n n i me Take two parts of the Bohemian atmosphere of Greenwich Village, muddle in a little bit of the old Souf, add the spice and variety of a gambling casino on the French Riviera, and you have " Out On A Limb, " the 1948 Combined Musical Clubs Production. The recipe is guaranteed to serve a whole Brigade. Under the capable direction of Lin Locffler, ' 48, the show swung into production before Christmas leave when the script was written by Wally Knetz with the collaboration of Warren Parr, Roy Goldman, Bob Frost and Bud Ince. Combining slapstick and melodrama into a vehicle for the four hit tunes written by Wally Knetz, the bulk of the show told of the dream adventures of one, Tommy McCarthy, a Everyone was " Out on a Limb " with the Musical Clubs. E. S. Ince as Professor Plotnick, G. R. McFadden as Dahlia Vanderdyke, C. A. (Skip) Orem as Tommy, D. P. Travis as Eve, R. J. Riger as the drunk ... a few of the characters who gave their all to produce the laughs. Greenwich Village saloon-keeper, played and sung by Skip Orem. After being clouted on the head by a bleary-eyed dipsomaniac played by Bob Riger, Tommy wanders in his unconscious mind to his fiancee ' s plantation in Alabama and to an elite Casino near Nice. Eventually he winds up by suc- cessfully wooing and winning the girl in the case, Pat Travis, over the strenuous objections of her father, Murray Silverman. The Glee Club, the NA-10, a special group of songsters who call themselves the 12 ' 50 ' s, and a real gone combo headed by Lou Capone, added musical spice to the show. In the realm of clefs and stanzas, the real highlights of the show were the four tuneful original songs especially composed by Wally Knetz. THe Village Way of Life, Lady with an Elegant Air, Who Knows? and the title song Out On A Limb. SOUND GANG. J. W. Ingram, W. C. Vejser, W. M. Trueidell, D. C. Panfle, D. M. Harlan, J. P. Cavanough, W. S. Young, C. M. Rigsbee, J. D. Brown. PROPERTY GANG. B. A. Weisheit, H. P. Kilroy, R. J. Millie, O. C. Rath, W. H. Barton, Jr., L S. Pyl«», C. R. Wozencroft, V. C. Benjovsky, R. P. Inman. 171 THE NA-10. Firif row: Piano: Capone; Saxes: Blakney, Ennis, Singleton, Watson, Conning- hom. Garner. Second row: Stand: McArthur, Bowden; Drums; Chevalier; Bass: Bracken; Troms: Patterson, McGarrean, Troscher, Tollefson. Third row: Horns: Schutty, May, Burgess, Skinner. The " brains " behind the Musical Clubs Show — Lt. Cmdr. C. B. Shaw, Officer Representative, Comdr. A. Konigsberg, (SC), Techni- cal Adviser, Prof. D. C. Giiley, Musical Adviser, and Lin Loeffler, Director of the Combined Clubs. Words and Music by Wally Kentz . . . composer of four songs, one was the title song, and co-writer of the show. Murray Silverman ... as Colonel Vanderdyke is the best Rebel that ever came from New York. Tenny Sprague with an hilarious pantomime number, and Bud Ince, gesticulating wildly as a mad professor contributed in the comedy department, while Skip Orem ' s able crooning of " Who Knows? " added a touch of romance to the production. Commander Koningsberg who directed and whipped the cast into shape, Lt. Comdr. C. B. Shaw, the officer represen- tative for the production and Professor D. C. Giiley who contributed the musical know-how, were all invaluable in the successful presentation of the show. The usual capable ministrations of the Juice Gang under the direction of Jim Moore, the Stage Gang, headed by Gordy Engle, the Prop Gang, Make-up Gang, and Business Gang, GLEE CLUB. Bottom row: J. A. Morris, K. A. Kirby, T. A. Ross, A. L. Loeffler, Prof. D. C. Giiley, F. D. Jackson, R. D. Reem, B. M. Shepord, J. F. Harper. Second row: H. G. Richard, W. D. Smith, R. J. Silvestrini, J. R. Morrison, J. H. Bres, E. N. OstrofT, E. H. Wood, R. E. Stewart, D. P. Travis, J. N. Mehelos. Third row: C. W. Nyquist, C. J. Tetrick, O. H. Ware, C. W. Buzzell, A. D. Jones, J. A. Modigan, W. F. Barbazette, R. J. Millie, D. R. Carlisle. Fourth row: W. W. Fritz, J. G. Skldmore, S. Guch, E. A. Burkhalter, B. F. Price, J. E. Miessen, G. A. Prince, P. T. Johnson. Fifth row. Herndon, L. R. Stegemerten, T. R. Golec, W. F. Foster, W. B. Purse, K. E. Whyte, S. M. Beck. Sixth row: W. J. Herndon, J. H. Billings, J. L. Head, C. C. Norman, C. R. Welch, L. W. Seagren, W. H. Lynch. Seventh row: J. M. Donlon, E. C. Waller, G. G. Roberts, W. W. Brandfon, D. L. James, P. L. Stephens, R. M. Ghormley. Eighth row: J. A. Dickson, J. L. English, C. A. Bivenour, Jr., F. T. Shaver, C. L. Culwell, D. W. Thurston. Ninth row: T. P. Riger, R. J. Biederman, D. Chertavian, G. P. Borney, H. K. Alexander, J. R. Foster. Tenth row: J. K. Nunnely, C. E. Bennett, H. M. E. Keren, W. G. Christoforo, W E Hutchison, R. L. Swart, Jr. Eleventh row: T. S. Rogers, G. E. Nueller, W. G. Rollins, C. Dobeny, R. W. Hay, H. J. Bakke. Twelfth row: H. E. Ruggles, H. P. Kilroy, R. N. Lee, G. P. Ritchie, C. A. Brettschneider, C. A. Orem. Thirteenth row: G. L. Moffett, Jr.,- ' ;C. A. Lentz. R. E. " Goodspeed, F. R. Hunter, J. K. Thomas, H. L. Baulch. 172 Jack Sherwood, director of the combined orchestra and concert band, supplied the Brigade with many minutes of fine music. JUCE GANG. So» oni row: J. Fenier, R. W. Ridanour, H. E. Rennacker, J. R. Moore, D. Clemants, J. P. Reddick, Jr., H. J. Nix. Top row. J. H. Spiller, Jr., W. G. Petty, J. Dewing, P. K. Cullins, S. W. Simons, J. T. Rigibee, P. A. Gallagher, R. D. Pointer. added immeasurably to the smooth rumiing of both per- formances. Out On A Limb as is the case in all the Musical Club shows, represents the combined efforts of many members of the Brigade . . . the success of the show is a trib ute to the excellent work done by all hands. Although the show is the crowning event of the year for the musical clubs, the work of many of the organizations goes on all year. We have been entertained by the concert band on several occasions and have listened to their music as back- ground for several smokers. The Glee Club leads us in Christ- mas Carols on our last night before Christmas leave. They too have entertained us on several occasions, and have been especially well received when aided by glee clubs from nearby girls schools. The Juice gang is ever-present to lighten our hops and our holidays. The NA-10 has reached a new high in technique and popularity. The Sound Gang this year, has begun a record concert for the evening meal. All things considered, this has been a successful year for the musical clubs. CONCERT (AND. C orinetj; Cunningham, R. B.j Gunning, T. J.; Black, D. L; Blvenour, C. A.; Hershner, C. H.; Foley, J. C; Hausold, R. P.; James, D. R. Soxei: Yeager, G. E.; Jacobs. French Horns: Pogue, D. W.; Gillespie, C. R.; Small, R. H. Flufes: Gunckel, D. L; Eyster, R. E.; Jones, H. W.; St. Lowronce, R. P. Trumpets: Stornetta, W. K.; Mcintosh, C. D.; Foster, J. M.; Morrison, J.; Bowersox, F. L; Painter, R. D.; Nelson, R. B. Baritones: Harris, W. L; Cooper, S. G.; Roenigk, I. L. Oboe: Smith, P. E. Bossoon: Hillis, D. L. Trombones: Dille, E. K.i Broughton, W. R.; Youngblode, C. J. Basset: Leiser, J. M.; Bennet, C. E.; Lynch, W. H. Drums: Edwards, L C; Bangsberg, H. V. STAGE GANG. Standing: D. F. Fenee, H. F. Sweitzer, Jr., W. H. Somerville, D. Lister, D. A. Dahlman. Seated: M. R. Lachowicz, W. B. Farnsworth, Jr., G. R. Engel, R. C. Anderson, R. H. Roberts. m 11 fiiii The cast of BOY MEETS GIRL brought together a galaxy of stars in a hilarious comedy. J, Carlyle Benson R. F. Frost Robert Law A. C. Boughton, III Larry Toms D. W. Thurston Rosetti H. B. Lipschutz Mr. Friday (C. F. ) W. I. Goewey Peggy D. P. Travis Miss Crews H. R. Buehler Rodney Bevin J. E. Booth Gr«m C. W. Lamb Slade R. J. Springe Susie J. H. Mathews Doctor J. T. Ashley, Jr. l:2Z.r} ■ j ' ' -™ ' Cutter W. S. Parr, Jr. Major Thompon D. C. Lind MAKE-UP GANG. Standing: left to right: W. D. Stcpleton, R. L. White, W. H. Trask, D. L. Ashcroft. Seated: left to right: J. O. Clark, J. A. Dickson, E. G. Greenberg. Ace Boughton playing Law: " I don ' t know but he had a sinister underlip. " J. H. Mathews as Susie: " Oh, you ' re English. " BUSINESS GANG. Seated: R. K. Ripley, J. W. Green, W. A. Miller. Standing: A. P. Ismoy, C. T. Howard, J. D. MocKenzie, D. F. Jones. This play, first produced by George Abbot at the Cort Theatre, New York in 1935, is the hilarious yarn of Hollywood screen writers, their problems, and their subjects for scenario. It appeared again this season through the Masqueraders in Mahan Hall, produced by H. Scott Holder and directed by P. N. SherriU, only to prove that situations do not change from year to year, and that a comedy is as humorous today as it might have been several years ago, and that Hollywood has not changed since the closing of the banks. 174 ■ m H. " Scotty " Holder, producer and calming influence of the Mas- queraders, managed to iron out all our problems before they appeared. Pete Sherrill — director extraordinary — the tempest in our teapot — moved his cast about the stage like a chess player. " A baby in my office — Good Gad! " Booth, D. C. Lind as Major Thompson, J. T. Ashley as the doctor, Mathews, and H. R. Buehler as Miss Crews. D. W. Thurston as Larry Toms: " Now I don ' t want you to get too excited but ... " Jeb Booth in the role of Rodney Bevin: " Do you really think I should filch some of this broth. " Dick Frost por- traying J. Carlyle Benson: " T ' heck with the Rockies . . . back to the Foreign Legion. " W. I. Goewey as C. Elliot Friday: " Not just another picture, but fhe picture of the year. Professor Royal S. Pease, Supervisor — brought to us thirty years of Masqueraders ' experience and a nack for giving the cast a professional polish. " I gotta way of cuttin ' all this Boer War stuff so ' s you won ' t even miss it. " Goewey, W. S. Parr as the cutter, Frost, and Boughton. he welcome climax of a hard year of activity Is June Week. Lessons and exams are over . . . the Midshipmen thrive In the luxury of nothing to do but satisfy the dictates of their pleasure-loving consciences. After a leisurely morning with the Post or Collier ' s and a hurried dinner, Midshipmen rush out in town after their drags. A pleasant afternoon ... a cross country hike and perhaps a picnic . . . but ended too quickly by a mad dash back to the yard in time for the 1700 P-rade. A struggle for a table in a crowded Annapolis restau rant ... a few worried moments waiting for the drag while the precious seconds tick off . . . posthaste over the famous cobblestones to the hop . . . three hours of pleasure . . . another hour of bliss after the hop ... a trip with the flying squadron . . . and a night of sound sleep . . . thus runs the pattern of a typical June Week day. Each class has its special big event during June Week . . . plebes begin their dragging career at the Farewell Ball . . . youngsters have a special hop . . . second class hold their elaborate ring dance . . . and first class climax the week of festivities with their graduation exercises. N winners have their night when they are given a special hop at Hubbard Hall. Their athletic achievements are further recognized in an awards ceremony. June Week parades are held to honor those who have been awarded prizes and to grant recognition to the color company. Other special events include the superin- tendent ' s garden party, where parents and drags meet the superintendent in a gay and formal setting; and the No More Rivers ceremony, where the reservoir of satire accumulated through the four years ' stay is unleased on the executive department, the system, and or anything else that has caused dismay. With graduation excercises gloriously ending their joys and troubles at the Naval Academy, the new ensigns leave to take up posts in the fleet, second class take over their responsibilities and privileges as first class, and plebes boost one of their classmates to the top of Herndon Monument, signifying their release from a position of inferiority and servility. Even at this time new plebes are on the way to Annapolis to share its joys and disappoint- ments, and the Academy settles down to its usual routine until another June Week rolls around. fcace 7( ee4 . , . xi C » » dicote tAc Ti atc Leading hitter and speedy base-steoler Eddie Armstrong, star second baseman on the team for four years. f fT y The 1948 baseball season was featured by the initial appear- ance of the Naval Academy nine in the official Eastern Intercol- legiate League. Coach Max Bishop, former star second baseman on Connie Mack ' s championship Philadelphia Athletics, started the year with several veterans of previous teams. Andy Frahler was back for his fourth season as regular left fielder. This was his second season in the capacity of field captain of the Navy squad. At second base, Edd ie Armstrong again showed that he was one of the top men in his position in collegiate baseball. The Brooklyn speed demon was the team ' s lead-off batter and led the club in hitting. Coach Max Bishop finished his eleventh season at Navy. Most versatile player on the team, Andy Frahler vy as clean-up man and Captain of the squad for tvy o years. Lee Rensberger v as number two twirler slated for the top mound position next year. . Stopper for hot third base-line drives, Pete Boney fired across the diamond to Glade Brendle at first base. Brendle v as usually good for a single in tight games. Morrissey was the target for the pitches of Ronnie Burton and Lee Rensberger. 179 Roger Buck covered the hot space between second and third. Taking a cut at the ball is lanky Bob Searle, speedy centerflelder and heavy hitter shown also in a close-up at the right. Two left-handed first basemen turned in consistently fine performances at their respective positions. Bill Brendle held down the first base job, while Bob Searle patrolled center field. The team ' s number one pitcher for the third successive year was Ronnie Burton, a master of control and coolness under fire. Filling in the rest of the starting spots in the line-up were Pete Boney, in charge of stopping traffic at third base; Roger Buck, whose forte was his whip-like throw across the diamond from shortstop; and John " Mo " Morrissey behind the plate. In right field Bill Hawkins was in control most of the season, with Cal Killeen and Carl Goodiel starting several games at that position. Behind Burton, Lee Rensberger developed into a very reliable member of the pitching detail. He gained two shutouts during the season. Reaves " Base " Baysinger was a capable standby. Front row: Comdr. J. E. Pace, USN, Officer Representative; C. J. Killeen; W. G. Brendle; R. S. Burton; A. L. Frahler; R. H. Searle; P. Boney; J. N. Morrissey; Mr. M. F. Bishop, coach. Second row; J. P. Gaffigan, manager; R. H. Boysinger; W. B. Droge; D. K. Forbes; Ted Smith; C. Doboney; E. L. Mouzy; W. F. Hawkins; L O. Rensberger; Mr. Doc Snyder, trainer. Third row; W. B. Anderson; C. D. Goodiel; D. A. Nodig; H. T. Evans; G. J. Murphy; R. L. Buck; K. E. Bixby; E. S. Armstrong. Best pitcher in the day League and a hitter who often won his own ball games, tall easygoing Ronnie Burton! ipPpniBanjHWR«vr VI ;i» ' iMrrv liiin Navy Water Polo can be accurately called a true midship- man ' s sport. Possessing no regular varsity team for almost a decade, enthusiasm for the game among exceptionally good inter-battalion teams has resulted for two years in informal clashes with the traditional rivals from West Point. Remark- able about these bits of combination sea-going basketball and wrestling has been that the initiative has come entirely from the ranks of the midshipmen themselves. ' 48-B boys Bob Claitor, Jeff White, and Bunny McCallum represented Bancroft Hall ' s eager swimmers in talks this year with the Athletic Depart- ment. The result was permission to attempt revenge for the preceding year ' s 8-7 defeat in a game that was remembered for fantastic disorganization but extremely spirited play. But disorganization was not to be the keynote this year as Comdr. R. G. Mayer volunteered his time to coach the anxious midshipmen into shape. The West Pointers also appeared will- ing and quite ready as for the second time they journeyed to make war with the boys on the Severn ' s shore. All the aspects of a major Army-Navy game were evident when play was begun in the crowded Natorium. Navy ' s Capt. Bob Claitor dominated the initial play, but everybody got into the act to score. Claitor, Train, Vincent, and Maguire bombarded Army ' s net to give Navy a half-time lead of five to one. The second half appeared different when Army quickly tossed in three balls to lag by a narrow one point margin. Defensemen Maguire, White, Talor, and O ' Flaherty held firm as Navy goalie Bill Graham stopped thrillers, and the game ended with the midshipmen decisively ahead 7-4! Navy was again mistress of the seas in an exciting spectator sport. 180 Sob Sunday lived up to its name for us. Unlike our ring dance . . . this function happened in the rain . . . almost. The day started bright and sunny . . . with plebes scurrying around cleaning up after a year of first class room condition Zebra . . . with first classmen after those last minute Baccalaure- ate Service tickets . . . with second and third classmen standing around watching the fun . . . the day took on its normal tenor. Then, with the staffs complete for the first time in a year, we marched off to our last chapel service. The Admiral and the Commandant greeted us at the door . . . our friends and families watched us fill the center sections . . . then the whole crowd settled down to hear what this Bacca- laureate service had in store. Service . . . sacrifice . . . personal freedom and servitude . . . the words of this and a hundred previous services blended into a chapel memory. The National Anthem . . . Navy Blue and Gold ... a fitting climax to a climactic service ... a service we will long remem- ber. Then back to Bancroft Hall ... in a summer shower . . . there to see the fruits of our plebes labors. The family had their chance to see the " hole " . . . familiarize themselves with the " sack " . . . and meet the " wife. " It was all new and different to them. After formation the sky opened up in earnest and June Week was off to a wet start. It did give us an excuse to stay indoors and talk over four years of separation . . . and plans for a future together. 181 H. D. Adair, Jr. R. C. Adams T. E. Alexander R. T. F. Ambrogi R. C. Anderson W. S. M. Arnold W. R. Ayers G. T. Balzer W. H. Barnes, III W. H. Barton, Jr. W. R. Bartow R. W. Bates J. R. Bavle R. L. Beatty G. M. Bell, Jr. B. W. Bevis P. P. Billingsley W. T. Blakney F. L. Bower SOX C. R. Braley, Jr. R. W. Brown, Jr. J. S. Brunson, Jr. P. G. Bryant D. G. Buchanan R. G. Buechler J. E. Callahan, Jr. E. C. Castle J. D. Caylor M. A. Chiara W. T. Chipman, Jr. W. S. Clark, Jr. R. A. Cochran J. H. Conable B. L. Daley J. E. Davenport, Jr. J. M. Davis L. V. Delling G. W. Dittmann B. S. Dowd, Jr. R. D. Duncan G. R. Engel J. Evasovich E. M. Eyler R. M. Fluss F. C. Fogarty C. A. Fowler, III A. L. Frahler I. N. Eraser E. Frothingham, Jr. S. B. Garner S. W. Gaylord, Jr. R. L. Ghormley, Jr. G. E. Goodwin R. I. Gornik W. C. Graham, Jr. E. J. Gray H. Gurman D. R. Hamlin S. R. Hawe W. R. Hintz rvT L A J H. S. Holder L. R. Howard H. R. Humphrey R. D. Huntington, Jr. J. M. Ivey, Jr. F. D. Jackson, Jr. J. W. James A. L. Jansen J. L. Jensen, Jr. H. N. Kay W. H. Keen R. E. Kenyon R. S. Lee, Jr. G. A. Leighton, Jr. C. L. Lewis H. B. Lipschutz A. L. Loeffler H. B. Loheed J. R. Lowdenslager M. D. Marsh J. W. McCord M. C. McFarland D. A. Mclver R. R. McKechnie C. Mertz, 3rd E. W. Meyers J. Montalvo B. A. Moore, Jr. J. R. Moore, Jr. R. B. Moore S. K. Moore D. R. Morris E. C. Moss L. W. Mulbry R. R. Neely, Jr. M. L. Norton R. W. O ' Reilly F. W. Orr, Jr. O. C. Paciulli G. L. Palmer, Jr. J LUl UlIA J. M. Perkins C. E. Ransom, Jr. H. B. Rardin W. L. Rees H. E. Rennacker H. L. Robiner J. P. Rogers, Jr. E. H. Ross, Jr. T. A. Ross A. R. Schofield, Jr. R. E. Schwoeffermann R. U. Scott P. N. SherriU J. N. Sherwood R. C. Smith, Jr. R. H. Sprince R. J. Springe E. F. Stacy T. E. Stanley H. R. Stringfellow, Jr. R. Struyk R. T. Styer C. L. Suit, III G. H. Sullivan, Jr. F. J. SuttiU, Jr. J. P. Tagliente R. M. Tatum K. M. Tread well C. C. ViUareal Q. W. Wagenfield R. E. Wainwright K. B. Webster W. Wegner J. K. Welsh, Jr. S. M. Williams T. B. Wilson, Jr. T. Woods, II G. S. Wright E. M. Zacharias 182 u r iiy Abromitis, W., Jr. Baysinger, R. H., Jr. Cooper. C. G. Earl, W. C. Emerson, S. Frasier. H. G. Gerber, M. D. Golding, E. I. Hawkins, W. F. Home. R. E.,Jr. Hunt, R. G.,Jr. Albright, D. S.,Jr. Alexander, T. E. Armstrong, E. S. Blodgett, F. J. Bossert, R. M. Bowers, E. S. Briggs, E. S. Buck,C. M.,Jr. Bushman, H. J-, Jr. Conley, P. J, Jr. Concord, A. E. Cooper, A. B. Allen, M. N. Bendell, L. R. Bentin, M. S. Chew, R. S.,Jr. Coulter, C. P. Crosby, H. S. Cullivan, D.W. Fowler, C. A, III Barrow, J. C. Claitor, R. G. Eliopulos, G. J. Barton. W. H.,Jr. Bryan, W. L. Day, J. C.Jr. Doby. W. C. BilHngsley, P. P. Dunwody, K. W.,Jr. Gomik, R. 1. Grayson, R. R. Greene, J. L. Hoffman, G. L. Jones, H. W. Corson, D. H., Jr. Ellis, D. A., Jr. Engle, R. E. Duncan, E. F. Evans, H. T. Hatmaker, D. B. Chandler, W. D., Ill Cochran, R. A. Downes, B. M. Edwards, H. R.,Jr. Anderson, R. C. Crosby, J. S, Jr. Coulbum, F. P., Jr. Biggins, E. C. FOOTBALL Key, H. N.,Jr. Knoizen, A. K. Lawrence, R. T. Markel, A. L. McCuUy, A. C. Moore, B. A, Jr. Russell, R. K. Ryan, P.J. Schiweck, K. W. Schwoeffermann, R. E. Scott, R. U. Shimshak, R. E. Smith, E. N. Smith, R. N. Strahley, C. G. Taglientc, J. P. Weir, W. D. Williams, R. P. Wills, J. W.. Jr. Woods, Thomas, 11 150-POUND FOOTBALL Dearing, J. P. Eraser, I. N. Gabriel, W. S. Hansen, D. B. Herlihy,J. D.,Jr. Latham, D. M. Lawler, R. L., Jr. Mayfield, S. G., 3d Menkes, M. Murray, J. D., Jr. Nelson, P. S. SOCCER Ebel, R. C. Evemgam, J. L, Jr. Ghormley, R. L.,Jr. Howe, C. M. Lochner, G. H. Masias, D. A. McDonald, I. T.,Jr. CROSS COUNTRY Oberholtzer, J. P. BASKETBALL Lawler, P. D. Rensberger, L. O. Robbins, J. W. FENCING Jarrell, D. L. Kremidas, W. S. Kunin, S. L. Peterson, C. A., Jr. GYMNASTICS Kays, J. C. Lindley, C. B. Machell, R. M. Metcalf,J. T.,Jr. Moffett, G. L.,Jr. Morrow, R. C. RIFLE Niesse, J. E. O ' Keefe, K. Rees, G. J.,Jr. PISTOL Kennedy, R. W. McGreedy, W. W. Phares, M. E. WRESTLING Fletcher, J. A, II Hathaway, C. E. Settle, H.T., Jr. SWIMMING Hogue, H. H. Hoppe, H.,III Ivers, J. F. Kanakanui, W. A., Jr. Rogers, E. B.,Jr. Roman, P. D. Sarris, P. J. Schultz, M. J, Jr. Sivinski, R. E. Stephens, D. R. Stromberg, H. A.,Jr Tobin, R. G.,Jr. Vance, R. C. Waller, L. W. T. Woodard, D. J. McLernan, J. V. Morgan, W. L. , Jr. Peard, R. W.,Jr. Perkins, J. M. Rice, D. R. Schaufelberger, A. A., Jr. Raab, F. H. Searle, R. H. Sheehan, C. A. Woods, H. D. Smith, F. A. Stacy, E. F. Suhr, P. B. Tatum, R. M. Peard, R. W.,Jr. Ransom, C. E., Jr. Rogers, J. P., Jr. Schenker, M. L. Schneider, R. P. Waller, E. C. Ill Robinson, T. W. Sawtelle, W. J. Rawsthorne, E. A. Shepard, B. M. Whittier, R. D. Smith, E. N. Smith, L. W. Wisherd, R. B. Lechner, T. F. Morrison, J. R. Ridderhof, D. M. Rockey, W. K. DeWitt, D. D. Duncan, E. F. Duncan, R. D. Anderson, W. " B " Armstrong, E. S. Boney, P., Ill Brendle, W. G. Buck, R. L. Allen, M. N. Arnold, H. D. Chambers, J. H Cobb, W. C. Coulter, C. P. Cruise, E. A, Jr. Gates, H. K.,Jr. Hoff, W. E. L.,Jr. Babbe, R. H. Bevis, B. W Calhoun, J. W. Cartwright, J. P. Chipman, E. N. Craig, D. E. Dittmann, G. W. Ambrogi, R. T. F. Barrow, J. C. Beeler, J. D. Berggren, R. E. Brannon, P. C. Davis, J. M. Fisher, W. R.,Jr. Garibaldi, J. J. Allen, D. S. Barnes, W. H, III Fishman, H. P. Bagget, L.,Jr. Barrow, J. J. Briggs, E. S. Baltar,J. E. Brown, C. T. Cluett, D. G. Conover, H., Jr. BOXING Richardson, M. J. Riggins, W. P., Jr. Roth, F. H. BASEBALL Burton. R. S. Frahler, A. L. Gaffigan, J. P. Goodiel, C. D.,Jr. Hawkins, W. F. LACROSSE Hooper, C. S., Jr. Markel, A. L. McNally.J. J. Needham, R. C. Page, E. W. Ryan, P. J. Schaufelberger, A. A, Jr. CREW Fogarty, F. C. Foulds, D. D. Gartland, J. P. Gordon, G. H., Gray, G. M. Hoover, L. N. Knoizen, A. K. Jr. TRACK Hall, R. N., 2d Hardy, M. E. Humphrey, H. R. Kennedy,]. R.,Jr. Knapp, B. F. Lasley, W. W. Meanix, W. H., Jr. Murray, J. D., Jr. TENNIS Gardiner, T. M., Ill Schofteld, A. R.,Jr. Tift,T. W.,Jr. GOLF Eaton, R. C, Jr. Hart, S. C.,Jr. Searson, R. A. SAILING Davis, W. G. Furrh, J. L.,Jr. Henning, J. C, id Krause, S. R. Sandlin, W. C.Jr. Stockdale, L. A. Vincent. H. W. Killeen, C. J. Morrissey, J. N. Nadig, D. A. Rensberger, L. O. Searle, R. H. Schultz, R. A. Seth. R. H. Smith, C. R, Jr. Stutt, W. C. Sivinski, R. E. Tobm, R. G.,Jr. Wall, O. A. Meyrick, C. W. Olsen, O. E. Pride, A. M. Quinn. P. L. Smith, D. A. Trueblood, D. R. Wallace, J. R. Oberholtzer, J. P. Ousterhout, D. T. Raab, F. H. Ross. D. S. Scott, R. U. Smith, E. N. Space, D. J. Vogt, L. F.,Jr. Wills, J. W.,Jr. Sullivan, D B Wiseman, R. F Robertson, C. G. Smith, R. M.,Jr. Sumner, G. W., Jr. 183 FALL FOOTBALL Oppomnl H.avy California Columbia Duke Cornell Penn Notre Dame Georgia Tech Penn State Army 14 13 14 38 21 27 16 20 21 J. Duke JV NAS, Jacksonville Penn State JV NAS, I nsacola Penn JV Rutgers JV North Carolina JV V. FOOTBALL 20 13 12 9 19 7 6 14 19 14 7 27 21 19 13 13 40 7 150-POUND FOOTBALL Rutgers 13 Princeton 13 25 Villanova 6 26 Illmois 6 27 Cornell Penn 7 31 26 SOCCER Lehigh 1 Gettysburg 3 North Carolina 1 2 Duke 3 Penn State 1 2 Princeton 1 Penn 1 Yale 2 Swarthmore Army 4 2 1 J. V. SOCCER Gettysburg JV 1 Maryland 3 1 Wesley Junior College 7 Lock Haven Reachers 2 Salisbury State Teachers College 4 2 CROSS COUNTRY (Low score wins) Oppomnt J avy Coast Guard Academy 18 45 NAS, Pensacola 19 40 Duke 28 28 Maryland 16 45 Nonagonal Championship Navy placed seventh Army 20 38 WINTER BASKETBALL Johns Hopkins Catholic University Villanova Maryland Rutgers George Washington Bucknell Duke Princeton West Virginia Muhlenberg Penn State Gettysburg Penn Virginia Columbia Army J. V. BASKETBALL Gettysburg JV University of Baltimore NAPS, Bambridge Johns Hopkins JV Georgetown University Freshmen 6 1 32 34 61 47 63 54 36 46 34 38 62 36 46 58 41 40 36 45 37 40 24 67 59 39 51 53 43 51 56 50 37 49 40 50 53 48 37 49 48 61 44 42 44 WRESTLING Gettysburg 3 21 Alabama Polytechnic Institute 5 27 Kansas State 3 31 Columbia 5 33 Princeton 5 24 Penn State 6 28 Lehigh 11 18 Penn 5 26 Eastern Championship Placed third ri i B J- V. WRESTLING Opponent hlavy Navy Preflight, Pensacola 36 Washington and Lee 21 12 GYMNASTICS Lock Haven Teachers College 21 75 Delaware 22 74 Temple 58 38 Penn State 55 41 Army 45 51 FENCING Yale 9i 17i Rutgers 9i 17 Columbia 4 23 Saltus Club 14 12i Cornell 11 16 New York University Hi 15? Army 15J UJ Princeton 7 J 19 J Eastern Championship Placed first National Championship Placed second SWIMMING Cornell 36 1 North Carolina 52 Harvard 50 Dartmouth 31 Rutgers 45 Army 39 Columbia 1 3 Pennsylvania 24 RIFLE Fordham 1301 MIT 1371 Georgetown 1343 George Washington 1340 Brooklyn Polytechnic 1324 New York University 1332 Lehigh 1325 Maryland 1418 Coast Guard 1388 Army 1394 PISTOL Merchant Marine Academy 1215 MIT 1225 Coast Guard Academy 1314 Army 1310 SPRING BASEBALL Springfield 4 Syracuse Trinity 1 West Chester Teachers College 9 Villanova 4 Columbia 1 Rutgers 2 Yale Gettysburg 4 Brown 2 Harvard 2 Dartmouth 3 Princeton Cornell 2 Maryland 3 Penn State 5 West Virginia 6 Penn 1 Army J. V. BASEBALL NAS, Norfolk 8 Burnette Athletic Club 7 Aberdeen Proving Ground 5 38i 23 25 44 30 36 62 51 1373 1391 1369 1375 1376 1388 1355 1376 1402 1406 1359 1383 1352 1363 5 5 2 2 5 5 2 1 4 4 2 2 12 2 8 7 10 4]- ' 4 LACROSSE Dartmouth Harvard Syracuse Yale Maryland Duke Penn State Johns Hopkins Princeton Mt. Washington Lehigh Army Opponent T avy 6 13 3 2 2 8 14 3 9 4 8 1 9 13 14 13 3 5 5 14 10 J. V. LACROSSE Forest Park H. S. 6 Friends School 1 1 Baltimore Polytechnic 6 St. Paul ' s School 7 Maryland JV 8 Johns Hopkins Freshmen 1 5 TENNIS Harvard 8 University of Maine 1 Cornell 9 Maryland 2 Duke 8 William and Mary 9 Yale 9 Virginia 8 Princeton 9 North Carolina 8 Tulane 8 Columbia 5 Georgetown " Penn 6 Army 8 GOLF Cornell 7 2 Dartmouth 2 6 Virginia 1 8 Duke 7 2 William and Mary 4 8 Princeton 4j 4i Penn 4i 4f Eastern Championships Navy placed second Maryland Inter. Navy placed Championships third Army 1 8 7 1 1 1 1 4 9 3 1 TRACK Maryland Penn Relays Villanova and Manhattan Duke North Carolina Heptagonal Games Army 77 49 Placed fourth 27-i 73 61i 63 671 69 62 Placed fiifth 77 54 CREW Columbia Princeton Yale Adams Cup Regatta Eastern Championship Regatta JV. 1st 2nd 5th 1st Varsity 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st SAILING Pentagonal Regatta Second Hexagonal Regatta First Eastern Champs. Sixth Middle Atlantic Dinghy Champs. First National Dinghy Champs. Third Army First 184 J i ri F r K194I 10.00 a.m. 1.30 P.M. 3.00 P.M. 4.30 P.M. 9.15 P.M. 10.30 A.M. 4.00 P.M. 9.00 P.M. 9.00 a.m. 11.00 A.M. 1.30 P.M. 9.15 P.M. 9.15 P.M. 9.00 A.M. 4.00 P.M 9.15 P.M 9.30 A.M 9.30 A.M 11.00 A.M 5.30 P.M 9.15 P.M 9.15 P.M 10.30 A.M 12.00 M. 5.30 P.M 9.15 P.M 11.00 A.M Saturday, 29 May Crew, Cornell (Varsity, junior varsity, freshman). Baseball, Army, Lawrence Field. Golf, Army, Naval Academy Golf Course, North Severn. Track, Armv, Thompson Stadium. Informal, all classes, Dahlgren Hall. Class of 1949 Ring Dance, MacDonough Hall. Sunday, 30 May Chapel Services — Baccalaureate Sermon for First Class and guests. Chapel Vesper Service for midshipmen and their guests. Chapel Midshipmen ' s Orchestra and Glee Club Recital — all classes and guests, Mahan Hall. Monday, 31 May Color company practice for Presentation of Colors, Worden Field. Presentation of athletic and extracurricular awards, Thompson Stadium. Demonstration of Trick and Fancy Shootings, Farragut Field. " N " Dance for " N " Winners, Hubbard Hall. Hop, all classes, Dahlgren Hall. Tuesday, 1 June Prize winners practice for Presentation of Prizes, Worden Field. Band Concert. Hop, First Class, Memorial Hall. Wednesday, 2 June Color company practice for Presentation of Colors, Worden Field. Drill events: Sailing, Guimery, Engineering, Seamanship and Navigation. Air Show by Flight Exhibition Team. Brigade Parade, Worden Field — Presentation of Prizes. Superintendent ' s Garden Party for Graduating Class. Hop, Third Class, MacDonough Hall. TmniSDAY, 3 June Rehearsal of Graduation Exercises, First Class. Air Show by Flight Exhibition Team. Brigade Parade, Worden Field — Presentation of Colors. Farewell Ball, Dahlgren Hall. Friday, 4 June Graduation Exercises, Dahlgren Hall. iiiiiiailiiiiWi ■M ' g ' - ' ; ' .. ' : ■ ' : ' :Jkii i titJtwtl-i -■ " ' : " - " -ry. ' t1 illllD illB PflfiflD ri 1 . The Navy Department awards a trophy to that midshipman of each graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in the use of the service carbine, and also a trophy to the foremost pistol shot of each graduating class. These trophies are designated, respectively, as the " Secretary of the Navy ' s Rifle Trophy " and the " Secretary of the Navy ' s Pistol Trophy. " Recipients: Rifle Trophy — Midshipman Keith O ' Keefe, 1st C ass. Pistol Trophy — Midshipman Richard John Clas, 1st Class. 2. The Naval Academy presents gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively, to the midshipmen of the second class who stand first, second, and third in excellence in small- arms target practice. Recipients: First Prize (Gold Medal — )Midshipman Ralph Dudley Whittier, 2nd Class Second Prize (Silver Medal) — Midshipman James Douglas Butler, 2nd Class. Third Prize (Bronze Medal) — Midshipman Edgar Arthur Rawsthorne, 2nd Class. 3. The Stn-ERiNTENDENT addresses letters of commendation to those midshipmen of the graduating class who have demonstrated outstanding ofiicerlike qualities, and who have contributed most by precept and example to the development of these qualities within the Brigade. Recipients: Midshipman Richard Underbill Scott, 1st Class. Midshipman Robert Eugene Schwoeffermann, 1st Class. Midshipman Richard Edward Shimshak, 1st Class. Midshipman Robert Norman Smith, 1st Class. Midshipman Donald Duane Foulds, 1st Class. Midshipman John Meredith Davis, 1st Class. Midshipman George Lee Hoffman, 1st Class. Midshipman Charles Glasgow Strahley, 1st Class. Midshipman Paul Lewis Quinn, 1st Class. Midshipman Thomas Woods, II, 1st Class. Midshipman Robert Ray Carson, 1st Class. Midshipman Charles Edward Hathaway, 1st Class. Midshipman William Henry Barnes, III, 1st Class. Midshipman Frederick Louis Nelson, 1st Class. Midshipman John William McCord, 1st Class. Midshipman Richard Ward Bates, 1st Class. Midshipman Ben Adams Moore, Jr., 1st Class. Midshipman Richard Earl Nicholson, 1st Class. Midshipman David Marquis Smith, 1st Class. Midshipman Charles Addison Fowler, III, 1st Class. 4. The Class of 1871, United States Naval Academy, provides a fund for the pur- chase of a dress sword by that midshipman of the graduating class who is declared most proficient in practical and theoretical ordnance and gunnery. Recipient: Midshipman George Lee Hoffman, 1st Class. 5. The Class of 1879, United States Naval Academy, has presented to the Naval Academy a plaque, on which each year is engraved the name of the final Midshipman Brigade Commander in recognition of outstanding leadership within the Brigade. Re- cipient: Midshipman Richard Underbill Scott, 1st Class. 6. The Class of 1897, United States Naval Academy, presents a sword to that mid- shipman of the graduating class who has contributed most by his officerlike qualities and positive character to the development of naval spirit and loyalty within the Brigade. The name of the midshipman to whom the sword is awarded is inscribed on the Class of 1897 Cup, which remains at the Naval Academy. Recipient: Midshipman Richard Edward Shimshak, 1st Class. 7. The Class of 1912, United States Naval Academy, presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in English. Recipient: Midshipman Ernest Carl Castle, 1st Class. 8. The Class of 1924, United States Naval Academy, presents a gold watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in the Depart- ment of Marine Engineering. Recipient: Midshipman Thomas Bryan Wilson, Jr., 1st Class. 9. The General Society Sons of the Revolution has presented to the Naval Academy a Cup, on which each year is engraved the name of the midshipman of the graduating class most proficient in practical ordnance and gunnery. Recipient: Midshipman John William McCord, 1st Class. 10. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presents a Kodak to that midshipman of the graduating class who excels in seamanship. Recipient: Mid- shipman Edward Bowen Fleming, 1st Class. 1 1 . The United Daughters of the Confederacy presents a pair of marine binoculars known as the " Maury Prize, " to that midshipman of the third class who excels in physics. Recipient: Midshipman Floyd Ames Smith, 3rd Class. 12. The Military Order of Foreign Wars presents a pen and pencil set to that mid- shipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in the Department of Mathematics. Recipient: Midshipman Francis John Suttill, Jr., 1st Class. 13. The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 presents a " Life Mem- bership in the U. S. Naval Institute " to that midshipman of the graduating class who attains the highest standing for the electrical courses in the Department of Electrical Engi- neering during First Class year, and who accepts a commission in any branch of the naval service. Recipient: Midshipman Francis John Suttill, Jr., 1st Class. 14. The Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century presents a " Life Mem- bership in the U. S. Naval Institute " to that midshipman of the graduating class who excels in history. Recipient: Midshipman Howard Norman Kay, 1st Class. 15. The National Woman ' s Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who is most proficient in " Rules of the Road. " Recipient: Midshipman Boone Case Taylor, 1st Class 16. The Naval Order of the United States presents prizes, as enumerated, to the four midshipmen who in a competitive examination show the broadest knowledge and most thorough understandin g of world history of the present day: (a) SENIOR CONTEST (open to midshipman of the first, second and third classes ) . First Prize: A wrist watch. Recipient: Midshipman Harry Joseph Donahue, 2nd Class. Second Prize (2 winners): A letter of commendation from the Naval Order of the United States and a two years ' subscription to a news magazine se- lected by the examining board . Recipients: Midshipman Frank Stuart Beal, III, 3rd Class. Midshipman Howard Norman Kay, 1st Class. 186 (b) JUNIOR CONTEST (open to midshipman of the fourth class). Prize: A let- ter of commendation from the Naval Order of the United States and a two years ' subscription to a news magazine selected by the examining board. Recipient: Midshipman Thomas Patrick Conlin, 4th Class. 17. The American Legion National Organization presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the third class who stands first for the course in United States Foreign Policy. Recipient: MidshipmanTno William Isles, 3rd Class. 18. The National Encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States presents a desk clock to that midshipman who graduates at the head of his class for the course. Recipient: Midshipman Francis John Suttil, 1st Class. 19. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted average mark for the course over that of Fourth Class year. Recipient: Mid- shipman Richard Dana Schneider, 1st Class. 20. The Military Order of the World Wars presents a service automatic pistol to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted average mark of the last year of the course over that of the combined first two years of the course. Recipient: Midshipman Roderick Bruce Moore, 1st Class. 2 1 . The Fleet Reserve Association presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in conduct and aptitude. Recipient: Midshipman Richard Edward Shimshak, 1st Class. 22. The National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America pre- sents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who proves himself most proficient in practical and theoretical navigation. Recipient: Midshipman William Wegner, 1st Class. 23. The Trident Society, United States Naval Academy, presents checks to the midshipmen who are adjudged the winners of a public speaking contest held under the auspices of that Society. Recipients: Midshipman Robert Kenyon Ripley, 2nd Class. Midshipman John Miller Kirk, 3rd Class. Midshipman James Keating Welsh, Jr., 1st Class. Midshipman Joe Sax, 3rd Class. 24. The late Colonel Robert M. Thompson, Class of 1868, U.S.N. A., presents a navigating sextant to that midshipman of the graduating class who proves himself most proficient in practical and theoretical navigation. Recipient: Midshipman William Wegner, 1st Class. 25. The late Dr. Henry van Dyke has provided funds for the awarding of a gold pocket watch to that midshipman of the graduating class submitting the best original article on any naval or equally patriotic subject. Recipient: Midshipman Donald Robert Morris, 1st Class. 26. The heirs of the late Lieutenant Commander Gardner L. Caskey present a gold watch to that midshipman who graduates at the head of his class for the course. Recipient: Midshipman Francis John Suttill.Jr., 1st Class. 27. Mrs. James Edward Palmer presents a wrist watch, known as the " Commander James Edward Palmer Prize, " to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in the engineering course in the Department of Marine Engi- neeing. Recipient: Midshipman Mark John O ' Friel, 1st Class. 28. The late S. Garrett Roach has provided funds for the awarding of a prize in memory of his grandfather, the late John Roach, shipbuilder, to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted average mark for First Class year over that of Second Class year. The prize for this year is a sword. Recipient: Midshipman Robert Allan Schultz, 1st Class. 29. Mrs. James Sturgis Willis presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who shows the greatest improvement in weighted average mark, includ- ing aptitude and conduct, for First Class year over that of Fourth Class year, and who accepts a commission in the service, unless he is physically disqualified to receive a com- mission. Recipient: Midshipman Richard Dana Schneider, 1st Class. 30. Mrs. Douglas R. Lacey presents a wrist watch, known as the " Jack Cobb Moore Prize, " to that midshipman of the graduating class who stands highest for the course in Naval Aviation. Recipient: Midshipman William Newell Small, 1st Class. 31. The United States Lines presents a pair of marine binoculars to the graduating midshipman who stands highest for the course in the Department of Foreign Languages. Recipient: MidshipmanJoRGE Isaac Montalvo, 1st Class. 32. The American Bureau of Shipping presents a wrist watch to the graduating mid- shipman who stands highest for the mechanical drawing and descriptive geometry courses in the Department of Marine Engineering. Recipient: Midshipman William Wegner, 1st Class. 33. Two PRIZES are awarded from the income intrusted to the Naval Academy Ath- letic Association by the late Colonel Robert M. Thompson, Class of 1868, U. S. Naval Academy, to the two midshipmen who win first and second place in Inter-Class Sailing. Recipients: First Prize (a pair of marine binoculars) — Midshipman David Grenfell Cluett, 2nd Class. Second Prize (a pair of marine binoculars ) — Midshipman Frederick Geller Horan, 2nd Class. 34. The Admiral DuBose Trophy, on which is inscribed annually the name of the mid- shipman most proficient in the handling of yawls and designated as the winning yawl commander. Recipient: Midshipman Hubert Bradford Loheed, 1st Class. ATHLETIC AWARDS The Naval Academy Athletic Association offers the following awards: 35. A PAIR OF marine binoculars to that midshipman who has personally excelled in athletics during his years of varsity competition. Recipient: Midshipman Edgar Newbold Smith, 1st Class. 36. A Cup on which is inscribed the name of the company winning the Inter-Company Athletic Competition of the current academic year. The presentation of this award is made to the midshipman company commander of the winning company. Recipient: 3rd Company. Midshipman Ian Nairn Eraser, 1st Class. 37. A Cup, known as the Stuart Oxnard Miller Memorial Lacrosse Cup, on which is inscribed annually the name of the member of the Naval Academy Lacrosse Squad who is deemed to have contributed most to the success of the team. Recipient: Midshipman Charles Parker Coulter, 1st Class. 38. A Cup, known as the Walling-Kimmel Memorial Teimis Cup, on which is in- scribed annually the name of the member of the Naval Academy Tennis Team who is deemed to have contributed most to the success of the team. Recipient: Midshipman Horace Paul Fishman, 2nd Class. 39. The Class of 1938, United States Naval Academy, presents a wrist watch to that midshipman of the graduating class who, by his spirit and character while serving on the Junior Varsity Squad, has done the most to promote football at the Naval Academy. Recipient: Midshipman Alan Lester Jansen, 1st Class. 40. A Cup, known as the Crenshaw Memorial Cup for Coxswains, on which is in- scribed annually the name of the coxswain of that eight-oared crew which wins the great- est number of races during the year. Recipient: Midshipman John Patrick Gartland, 2nd Class. The late Colonel Robert M. Thompson, Class of 1868, United States Naval Academy, has provided funds for the following award: 41 . A Cup, known as the Thompson Trophy Cup, on which is inscribed annually the name of the midshipman who does most to promote athletics A small replica of this cup IS presented to the midshipman receiving the award. Recipient: Midshipman Richard Underhill Scott, 1st Class. 187 Mrs. Katherine Wainwright Austin, of North Andover, Mass., a friend of our Company Commander and a sister of a classmate was our color girl. A widow of a ar hero she and Fred echoed the tempo of the world about us. Climaxing a year of inter-company competition is the pres- entation of the brigade colors to the company which has stood highest in the military and athletic contest that crowns them tops in smartness and spirit. The story of this year ' s color company is a story of coopera- tion and effort from every man in the company, including the plebe with the two left feet. However no matter how hard we applied ourselves to the task it is doubtful whether the results would have been the same without the outstanding leadership of two of the finest company commanders in the Academy. Few of us will forget how the Tenth rose from 24th place in 1947 to first place one year later in 1948. But longer than the actual achievement accomplished will we remember the year we spent with each other back in ' 48. The details of the race have become a part of our lives that are best remembered by us alone. Not until the very last month of the competition were we even conscious of the fact that you had to take a strain to come out in front. The Tenth is proud to represent the Brigade of mishipmen as color company for we think that the classes that were here with us this year can take their place in the Fleet with any class that has gone before us or any that are yet to come. COLOR COMPANY ORGANIZATION 1st Regimental Commander, R. E. Shimshak 3rd Battalion Sub Commander, B. A. Moore 3rd Battalion Adjutant, H. A. True Company Commander, F. L. Nelson Company Sub Commander, W. C. Pierson Company Petty Officer, J. P. Law 1st Platoon Commander, W. R. Fisher 2nd Platoon Commander, E. H. Ross 3rd Platoon Commander, E. M. Zacharias IPO R. E. Wainwright J. H. Smeds M. M. McKinley 1 c 2PO H. B.Johnson J.N. Comerford J. A. Cox H. E. Allen R.I. Henderson 2 c 2PO E.J. McCoy J. C. McCoy A. L. Jenks W. E. Wynn R. W. Taylor R.J. Peterson F. C. Sam 188 I II m (1 f ' li? f ' iV- D ii p fl n y p i fi i n 189 ir V ' 1, r ci ' % ' ri » r ' jr. y ' j ' ' • V . " " " Lil » « ' ' r •-;. N ' ' L : 190 191 1. -t is the great bridgeless distance between men which mokes each seem apart unto himself, and which mal es all men seem alike unto one another. The alikeness makes a group such as a class, and the apartness creates a singularity such as an individual. That is why it is not strange that all the men in this section looked alike to one another at one time. Whether they came from the great sprawling mass of the city or from the dense wilderness of the outlands they seemed alike . . . they acted alike . . . reacted alike . . . ate alike . . . roared alike. Until they came to know that distance which surrounds all men. As the distance, the apartness, the singularity came under examination the men became further separated as individuals ... as characters ... as jokers ... as sharpies . . . musicians . . . boys . . . students . . . artists . . . and men. Each then became unto his fellows apart unto each, and thus received recognition as a personal being. This was friendship. And the bulwark of the class was founded. From this comes the alikeness of the class and yet the vast loneliness of the individual member. Cd i M XOut McC t ie ir R. U. Scott, Class President R. E. Schoefferman, Vice President BISIDM The chronological narrative concerning a class commences years, sometimes decades, before it gravitates as a group in Memorial Hall to be sw orn in. It reaches into the lives of hun- dreds of men . . . and hundreds more who never see the inside of that hall. The process of selection extends over the entire ter- rain of the country, into the mountains and hills, and along the river banks to people v ho have never seen a Naval officer out- side of the theater, and to people who have never seen anything else. It embraces every conceivable type of human being, neither knowing nor realizing strata, set, class, or color beyond indi- vidual intrinsic intelligence. Thrown together, this group, this mass gathering, represents our kaleidescopic plebe class ... a thousand strong. A thousand confused, elated, spirited, over- whelmed, balking people expectant and prepared for anything. Such we were, in the June of 1944. Catapulted into a space of newness we waded through a myriad of activities . . . stenciling everything in sight, looking twice as foolish as we felt, wearing one legging, white works, and a hat . . . the picture that only a mother could love . . . carrying shirts, rainclothes, caps, bathrobes, and collars to the officer inspector. Stowing our few belongings in an impossibly small locker. Some grumbled that they didn ' t do it this way in the Fleet. The Fleet? That was something as far from our minds as the ultimate prospects of the grave. As we shifted around and were moved around, it suddenly became apparent that through the redolence of wet ink and frozen commands we were a part of a class . . . that there were others in the same rocking boat . . . that there was always someone worse off, more miserable than we . . . that he was a classmate; a member of the group of recent fixtures. We grabbed him and clung to him. We became a plebe class, and felt the first stirrings of that class unity. The sweating, striving, monomorphic grind seemed to slough onward into an interminable swamp; we were slow ly, insensibly drawn into a class . . . into a unity . . . into a whole. We thought it vi ould never end; he who looked back was miserable; he who looked ahead was impatient; he who looked in both directions w as lost. Everything was concentrated in the present . . . telescoped into a great now, the exigencies of which we met each hour, each day, in every classroom, at every for- mation in a recurring pattern of activity. We ran the gamut of Sunshine Alleys; as we double-timed there was the sound and sense of a million scraping shoes shuffling in all directions, of a thousand minds repeating answers to a profusion of questions, of ringing, calling, murmuring in every possible tone, pitch, and buzz. We closed an endless corridor of windows morn- ing after morning; we laughed in w arm, friendly tones, our conviviality was unsurpassed as we greeted the immediate senior who came in to read the paper, discuss himself, or casti- 194 W. H. Barnes, III, Class Secretary C. L. Suit, Jr., Class Treasurer gate us. As the caps hurtled into the air June Week, our cheers went with them. Perhaps then, we felt more togetherness than we had felt since our plebe cruise. A togetherness which was destroyed at once with our collective blase, but which we remembered. Because that time our class was split; no one cared as the caps sailed into the air who was where, in what half, or with what future. Our bags had been packed the pre- vious night. We went home. ui s 11 fl n " B " Cruise commenced upon our return and was greeted with eager anticipation, menacing curiosity, expectation, and antip- athy; we had been cajoled, warned, and informed about it for so long that nothing concerning it could possibly alter our feel- ings. We experienced it as a necessary process; some enjoyed it; and we returned the same as we had left, with anticipation, menacing curiosity, expectation, and deep, sincere, genuine relief. The welcome, cold and misty though it was, shook us to the point of wild cheering. The afloat process was at an end, but the class ... a strange, anamolous class — with a small B after it . . . was at its inception. The sight of that B meant a kin- dred spirit . . . another one of the boys, someone else who had been on the bottom end of the scissored sheet. The halls became alive with fantastic speculation; a thousand fabulous yarns were engendered, by the rather portentious f act that we had a B on our jumpers, on a new powder blue name tag over the door, on all class lists, and on every policy, gouge, form, order, memorandum, chit, and tree. It was distinctive. We liked it! Moreover, the last had not been heard of that small B. It represented a new field for comments, remarks, gags, and con- versations which never soured or grew stale through over use ... a field which was to remain with the entire class emphati- cally through third class year. The day of the three-year-won- der was at an end. For a moment the vast and awesome system- structure was at a loss, not knowing precisely where we fitted into the plan, and for a while there seemed to be some doubt as to whether or not we fitted in at all. But it was only mo- mentary; and while some tranquillity was restored with defini- tive dispatch, the remainder trickled in every month. It wasn ' t long before the distillation was complete and the resulting gap so wide that even roommates were disremembered. From that time on there was never a dissenting word . . . only astounding rumor. As third classmen, aside from precipitating rumor, we at last felt conscious of perspective; we realized with constant rumination what those thousand scuffling shoes of the double- timing plebe meant; what it took to properly execute a squared corner; and we realized with repeated force that, strangely enough, we were not running the show. It was during the middle years that this perspective was acquired. We griped, deplored, and reorganized so often that we became saturated with plans for improvement . . . grandiose wonderful schemes, impossible as they seemed which could arise only from ener- 195 getic, insane, buckets. But at that time we were, again, not running the show. Instead we were supposed to be bilging, which we were not. We Avere predicted to resign en masse, which we did not . . . although sometimes that was equivocal. We were supposed to be the most shiftless, lazy, indifferent, cantankerous lot ever to go through, and daily we exploded that supposition with such violence that in high places the braid commenced to whisper. It wasn ' t that we were eager, alert, military dogs . . . we possessed one thing . . . perspective. We dragged, letter- wrote, sketched, described, libertied, and re-stenciled our v ay into two diagonal stripes, a relaxed and highly collected bunch of dealmasters. At this time Naval Aviation arrived. It moved in w ith the thunderous enthusiasm, courtesy, and traditional zest of the branch. Its infectious humane approach immediately created a class of devotees; courting us with the sum total of color, glamor, speed, amazement, and fire meshed together since Kitty Hawk; the efficient, smooth, yet unmartinet-like method took us in a great Chandelle to appreciation and respect. The out- standing achievement of this new upstart department was an aviation cruise which was so different, and at the same time so valuable that it defies description. We returned with un- squared caps, hangar-flying stories, and liberty tales which stretched from Rhode Island to Guantanamo. Aviation sum- mer: an interlude entitled Camid, raillery, sixteen gallons of perfume, a collective tan, numerous helmets, flight jackets, nameplates, a million laughs, a modest library, good will, one broken arm, and enough alligator bags and silk stockings to operate a large store. Once back, another middle year con- fronted us like a dreadful impasse, filling us with deep curiosity as to what the intellectually surtaxed section of our one time prodigious class had waiting. Would we be pleasantly sur- prised or drygulched? Again the speculators went wild. What they did have in store was pleasant. They asked for cooperation in return for a highly desirable item, referred to as: Being left alone. Nothing could have met with greater or more instantaneous success; the whole plan worked so beauti- fully and easily that the year became nearly uneventful. No strikes, bombs, fires, or lynchings; only the most harmonious, innocuous type of healthy class distinction. It was another year in which to absorb perspective and fructify our plans for man- agement. It was a year of sighing reliefs. A year in which to cement the last chinks in the class and present a solid front. A year in which to throw one superb, dynamic, unbridled, chaotic week end ... to be lost forever. A year in which to develop and polish our dragging finesse into split second timing, com- mand decision, and acute control; the upshot of which was an infinitude of engagements and other complications. HI lUBus Of mnu Concurrent with June Week 1947, the class " arrived. " As the ones left behind streamed noisely from Dahlgren Hall already an atmosphere of change seemed evident to us. There would be no leave this time, but the bags were packed . . . seabags . . . the next day cruise was to start. Another cruise, more ships, more work, more routine, and more bridge. And untold numbers of gifts and souvenirs . . . this time from the I Seated: H. L. Robiner; W. Wegner; W. R. Ayers; Standing: M. D. Marsh; R. T. F. Ambrogi; W. R. Hintz; E. J. Grey; R. W. Bates, Chairman. The Class Crest and Ring Committee gave us the symbol of our class unity and of our accomplishment. F. H. Gralow; T. E. Stanley; G. L. Hoffman. They composed the Plaque Committee, which, after months of planning and study, produced the memorial to Boswinkle and Jilson. 196 other side of the ocean. We bought Tartan plaids from Scot- land, Harris Tweed, and bagpipes. We were laden with stain- less steel knives from Sweden and Denmark, trans-oceanic love affairs, and unclad statuettes. And all the while the new ' 48-B class policy was under test. The fruition of our long perspec- tive, the policy, inchoate though it was had divided ward- rooms all over the world into two camps. It represented to one side of the wardroom a collection of improvements, a tabla rasa, and a process of streamlining. And an impossible, quack remedy to the other. The policy was under test. It is not our place to voice recriminations in either direction; we can only point out that while we were here, the Naval Academy has never been a better place to live. That there has never, in its long and enviable record been more amicability and understanding between officers, midshipmen, and classes. That with the guidance and proper emphasis furnished by the policy nothing could have been more humane, necessary, or progressive. That with reference to integrity, morale, aca- demics, unity, spirit, and feeling the Naval Academy has never been stronger. Consequently, the class, this indifferent can- tankerous lot, these doomed failures of men, have launched a con- cussive change; they have accomplished something beyond grad- uating in a broad sense; they have left behind a monument through a labyrinth of obstacles, a monument to what they already possessed . . . what was experienced in a jabbering busload of weekenders . . . what kept the noise level up in first class alley . . . what all the gales of riotous laughter always meant . . . what the firm address stood for . . . what all the mil- lion shuffling scraping shoes had never meant . . . the difference between walking a treadmill and running free . . . Spirit. P fl S I S C II I F I It is only fair to add, on behalf of tho.se who thought it couldn ' t be done, that we did not proceed without reversals, and that it was not all week ends and laughter. There were times when the most firm believers began to show signs of weariness. There were times when everything we had seemed to be hanging in a balance . . . times which pointed to the conclusion that we had been wrong . . . that we had fired our only round, and that it was a dud. Some of the more con- servative members of the class commenced to question the whole policy change. However, the more sagacious of the remainder believed that the difficulties resulted from a seeking, a settling, of the medium between military training and lenient understanding; they were right. This was only the inception, and adjustments were to be expected; inefficiencies were bound to creep in. It is not complete, but it is nearly so, and we feel that we are, in a sense, pathfinders. We were the first class since the war to make it in four (as a class) . . . we were the first class to receive extensive court- ship from Naval Aviation . . . the guinea pigs in the writing of a term-expository-essay . . . the first class to effect a change in the way of life of poor, tatterdemalion, frustrated, Mid- shipman Gish . . . the symbol for confused anxiety . . . the man who has gone through Hell for a hundred years. We have trail-blazed our way for two miles beyond the original five, and through it all Gish, the tragic character of a century, the scrapegoat, the eternal bucket, is smiling for the first time. Seated: W. Wegner; D. D. Foulds; R. E. SchwoefFerman; R. U. Scott; W. H. Barnes, III; A. M. Poteet; T. Woods, II. Sfmding: G. W. Marshall; R. V. Bodmer; K. M. Treadwell; J. M. Ivey, Jr.; E. F. McLaughlin, Jr.; B. L. Daley. The class policy committee consolidated our ideals of leadership into a monumental policy. r If n % ■ ' y the very nature of the restrictions imposed ... by the long ruthless days toward one goal ... by the inessance of drill, militarism, and bodily loneliness he becomes confined to the life he has chosen . . . the life of duties, orders, papers, guns, ships, and seas. Reminders become unbearable to him in the small things . . . seemingly inane things ... his attitude matches the glum, bleak winters he spends within the walls ... as the weather strengthens in coldness he exhales his gripes in breaths of white frosty vapor and puts his collar up. And during this time he develops . . . quite unbeknownst to him . . . a defense . . . his sense of humor, without which he cannot survive. Nothing is too serious to escape his laughter . . . nothing is too grim for his singular humor nor is anything intentional. He endows himself with characteristics he must possess ... a youthful flexibility. He is friendly, gay, sarcastic, bitter, dull, exuberant, blunt, cordial, flaccid, witty, and athletic. Under duress he will ruthlessly stand by his class ... he has no time to ally himself with violent political movements ... he has no time for aimless collegiate relaxation . . . his time has been divided for him since his emergence from all previous life . . . a past is meaningless . . . the present is hyper-active . . . the future is uncertain. He measures and weighs the qualities of people, objects, processes, and emotions by a common standard ... a standard opposed to the radical behaviorism frequently engendered by group life and bond. But through it all he retains one thing ... in spite of himself and the systems of conformity . . . one thing which can never be erased from his person. His individuality. His walk . . . the angle of his cap ... his loves and hates . . . each separate and distinct. Every word, utterance and noise voiced, heard, and sounded is conceived by . . . the individual. From this body of men come the following biographies . • • The cornerstone and rock . . . the sweeping eternal greens of the land . . . the small farm . . . the waterpower and self-control . . . abundant with education, books and learning . . . covered with the snow of a luxuriant winter. A center for the winter sports fans of the country, New England stretches northward in a great Christie harboring fishing fleets since the inchoate settlements of white men. The local man of this section has become, over the course of time, an arch type ... a legend with his shrewd independence, his resourceful bargaining, and his tempered attitude ... he has dispatched his ships to the ends of the earth and trawled his nets through his beloved sea for nearly three centuries. STOCKHOLM MAINE GORDON ALBERT ANDERSON Andy just got in under the wire . . . they had to put a temporary bend in the Canada-Maine boundary to make him eligible for the Naval Academy. Andy claims they grow the best potatoes and Republicans in the world right up there in Aroostook . . . he ' s a pretty good spud himself. A year in the V-12 program at Franklin and Marshall took the civilian fuzz off his uniform before he reported to Navy ... is a good listener until it comes to the system . . . then he winds up. Week ends find him giving the airplanes their workout . . . has definitely got his eyes on the clouds. Athletically Andy only responds when the Executive Department starts waving the execute flag in his direc- tion ... in fact Andy is a little reluctant to get too serious about this Navy stuff . . . but then Andy is pretty easygoing with just about everything ... it just doesn ' t pay to get riled up over things. Academics are somewhat of a chore . . . they have to be done so he wades in and manages to come out the victor. Andy has the record here for the greatest number of — and the least distance covered on — these week-end, cross-country hikes. Figures on heading for the old potato patch when they take the shackles off but we can see that Navy is making its mark on him. BELFAST MAINE HENRY REMSEN From deep in the woods of northern Maine comes Henroid . . . cattle breeder . . . gentleman farmer . . . man of parts . . . suave and sophisticated . . . fre- quenter of the exclusive soirees of New York City . . . and of the slightly less elite cafes of Baltimore . . . easily adaptable to any situation . . . and able to make the most of anything he attempts ... be it work or play ... has spent five years by the bay . . . but not because he liked it . . . has since achieved a rather pessimistic outlook toward any dealings with the academic board ... no paragon of athletic prowess ... he has nevertheless tried his hand at the manly art of wrestling . . . but according to rumor . . . only to prime himself for the dragging week ends . . . almost as good a judge of women as he is of cattle ... it is in doubt as to which appeals to him the most . . . Roid can always be counted on to show up with a raving teasing beauty . . . completely groggy from reveille until breakfast . . . finally comes sparkling out of his coma about fourth period . . . delighting all with his dry humor . . . scintillating in his gayer moments . . . erudite in his more thoughtful ones . . . sanguine ... a strong friend . . . typical of his state ... the epitomy of selflessness ... in short ... a man. LEWISTON MAINE RICHARD HINDEN SPRINGE The most stricking thing about young Richard was his amazing, unexplainable, all-enveloping affinity for women . . . they all loved him, and he them . . . changing from one to another with comparable ease and with no trace of con- science. He carried on a voluminous correspondence with numerous victims . . . enticing chow and other necessities from them all . . . even those he never met. Dick never came back from anywhere without a new story . . . gravy train . . . hig party . . . hcautiful woman . . . with a fhoto to prove it. The search for new faces and figures never ended . . . though it can be said he was true to one, his mother. His life was not always consumed by his interest in women . . . he ' s an outdoor man . . . from an outdoor state. He prides himself on his love of the many con- servative benefits offered by nature. He claims that previous to his entry into the Naval Academy his time was so taken in developing his athletic prowess that his women could be counted on the fingers of one hand . . . almost. With the loss of access to the better things of life his interests changed as did his outlook. His photo album grew rapidly ... as did the beast himself, he ac- tually put on weight. Neat . . . continually straightening his locker . . . shining his shoes . . . combing his hair . . . even before an athletic event . . . You can never tell when you will meet a new face, or figure. 200 NORMAN LEWIS HALLADAY Here ' s a great guy trying to get by unnoticed behind his quiet retiring manner . . . like so many cases this quiet nature is hiding a pot of personality gold . . . Norm is the fellow who needs nothing but a good advertising agency ... a little knarled like so many of those New Hampshire oaks . . . plentiously supplied with good sound mature judgment that kind of makes the rest of us look a little like kids . . . even three years as an enlisted man and the four here haven ' t dulled his shining disposition and sparkling good nature . . . only Halladay and the old man of the mountains knows where he picked up Louie, but that ' s what they call him ... he has just the right amount of talent to really enjoy athletics ... his cocked hat and radiation smile are magnets to the femmes . . . Louie finds life pretty smooth but only because he makes it so . . . things just don ' t ruffle him . . . even if they did he wouldn ' t let anyone know . . . but all these things add up to something we can say in just a few words . . . Louie is a real person ... a swell fellow . . . and a guy we are proud to call shipmate. FREDERICK DEWEY JACKSON, JR. Fred would be a good college professor, and will be too, after his twenty or thirty years in the Navy ... his application of himself to academics was admirable ... it was phenominal the way he dug things out of those text- books when nobody else knew what was going on behind the words . . . he studied hard . . . very conscientious about the things he believed to be right . . . easing into a very serious mood when something important was in the air ... a thinker ... his appearance somehow portrayed his ambition . . . studi- ous . . . neat . . . the organizer or white collar type . . . not athletic . . . more artistically inclined, with a flair for getting things done. His deep interest in photography was seated primarily in New Hampshire landscape scenes ... his skill was demonstrated in the numerous boxes of slides he collected for mental visits home. The intellectual type . . . interested in the finer things of life . . . no vices . . . the kind of guy you could trust your best girl with . . . kept one O.A.O. for four years . . . never dragged for the reasons some of us did . . . loved music . . . moralistic . . . regulation . . . crass conversation disgusted him . . . considerate . . . thoughtful ... a true friend ... a man with whom intellectual conversation was a pleasure ... an escape from the trite grammar of military life. jfc,. . HILLSBORO NEW HAMPSHIRE DURHAM NEW HAMPSHIRE ROBERT EDWARD MELHORN Bob knows the Navy . . . but it didn ' t come easy ... he got it the hard way . . . through the back door. Right from high school to boot camp . . . quite a change . . . screamed so hard for a chance to join the active Navy that they gave him a nice job in Norfolk . . . Virginia that is . . . NTS . . . NOB . . . what, no USS? A tour at Tome . . . Bainbridge . . . and then to Navy . . . never regretted a day of his Naval career . . . except those spent ashore. He has a genious for planning things . . . anything ... his studies ... his career ... a leap frog race among the harried plebes. Applies himself conscientiously to his work with noticeable results at grade time. He applied himself to Lacrosse . . . with results . . . the junior varsity goalie spot . . . that was sheer tenacity ... he had never seen the game before. After plebe year he applied himself to his social life . . . with results . . . which he intends to maintain. His good mixing quality . . . and appealing line . . . has broken many a feminine heart . . . but those days are gone forever. His planning . . . eternal planning . . . made many a commonplace occurrence turn into a gay old time . . . even a quiet picnic by the Severn can be worthy of a column in the Washington Post . . . if Bob ' s along. MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE 201 PETERBOROUGH NEW HAMPSHIRE JOHN DAVID PETERSON J. D. ... a precocious young lad ever since his birth at the age of seven ... a small boy picking up his pin money bootlegging to the upstate carriage trade ... a total abstainer himself. This did not prevent him from becoming an expert in various fields of inertia . . . always in great demand at parties where he commanded universal attention with his demonstrations of physical prow- ess .. . so typical of his Fenian ancestry. His physical ability was never con- fined . . . contrary to the popular belief ... to parlor rugby and the like, for on the basketball court and the billiard table it was known that he could shoot equally well with either hand. Prior to his entry into several colleges he wintered a summer in Alaska ... he still carries the snow . . . where . . . bracketing the hunting and fishing ... he wrote many of his renowned collo- quies . . . assembled and unpublished under the title . . . Raw Material. An unhappy . . . but not unfortimate . . . love affair with a Cornish ballerina shattered his carefree college life ... he came to the Naval Academy to study in seclusion ... a place well suited to his convex personality . Here . . . again bracketing his exemplary conduct and aptitude ... he came into his own. His familiar figure casting off the quarter deck . . . setting taught the gun-whales, has become a diurnal fixture. It is impossible to speculate upon how far Pete will go . . . one thing is certain ... he can ' t go as fast as his hairline. MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE ALBERT JAMES THOMPSON Now that an oasis has been found in the Anarctica you ' ll probably hear Aldo advocating skis for torpedo boats . . . Admiral Byrd has a serious competitor and a worthy successor. Coming from the colder climes of New England . . . it is not surprising that he has a preference for winter sports. Skiing is his favorite sport . . he follows it with great energy when he gets back to the New Hampshire mountains on his Christmas leaves. His secret ambition is to buy the slopes of Tuckerman Ravine for his own personal ski slide. Aldo ' s tastes are many and varied ... he goes all out for classical music . . . but his interests are not all longhair. He likes nothing better than a good party ... if its not good to begin with . . Aldo ' s mere presence will make things lively before long. Your drag . . . that includes everyone from a midshipman to an admiral ... is not safe as long as Aldo ' s on the loose. A local shark at bridge — his finesses ranked him with the experts. Always played the roughest contact sports . . . came in a mass of blood and bruises. Academics for him were a soft touch ... his philosophy that of a happy life He plans to be one of the future Take her iown boys. MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE KENNETH BRUCE WEBSTER He would never admit he was a stoic but has accepted the vicissitude of Academy life with amazing composure and humor. However hard the re- verses . . . remained imruffled . . . pushed on towards the day he knew would arrive . . . Graduation. Plebe Math seemed black magic . . . Ken was the shackle that held the ancor man. But then ... he would say with a smile ... the anchor doesn ' t stay on the bottom all of tke time . . . second class year he proved his point by standing thirty-one. At the sight of snow Ken gets a far away look in his eyes . . . he ' s thinking of a pair of skis on the Sherburne Trail ... or the Headwall of Tuckerman Ravine. Since there are no slopes by the Severn he turns to his second love . . . football ... at times he denounces the game as an affront to civilization. His perseverance has brought him up from the J.V. ' s to the Blue team. Because of his oculatory deficiency . . . one of Ken ' s original words . . . the line will miss an excellent officer . . . the staff will profit by their loss. Ken hopes the New Hampshire census will someday show the addition of one new Webster family . . . then he ' ll gather them around him . . . and tell of the Old Havy. 202 LEWIS EDSON GLEASON Lew still calls the verdant Vermont hills his stamping grounds after moving to Washington, D.C., seven years ago. The tall thin figure with its prominent nose could be seen at neatly every hop . . . originator of the No Strain, No Pain Policy . . . faithfully followed his policy by staunchly maintaining his right to be on the radiator squad . . . considered himself the Beau Brummel with the women . . . wears hat at a jaunty angle . . . knows how to study efficiently . . . consequently gets more than his share of time on his sack . . . dyed-in-the- wool Camid ... it is rumored he wants amphibious duty, etc., da-a-a! En- joyed smoking a pipe that smelled like it needed a bath . . . originated the idea of having chow-downs every Wednesday night during second class year . . . it became a great success . . . has a sharp sense of humor . . . never lacking an appropriate comeback for a would-be jokester . . . terrific miler on batt. track . . . Chug-a-Lug Gleason plays a smooth hand of bridge and cribbage . . . for a mountaineer from Vermont . . . has a rough time maintaining a positive GM on all tea cups and coffee cups. WARDSBORO VERMONT ROBERT BORDEN MERCER With a row of battle nbons and an unbeatable fighting spirit, Bob came to us from the USS Nashville. Hard luck by the bushel didn ' t dampen this man ' s love for the Navy . . . he ' s willing to go on for years for that gold stripe. Bob spent his second class year trying to prove to the Medical Department that he was just as well as any of them. A happy after-thought to that is that he remained sat in spite of the necessity of studying in a hospital bed. Here is a midshipman who ' s enthusiastic about his dragging, his sailing and the Navy . . . as well as a good bull session. His main worry ... as is everyone ' s . . . What liappcneJ to my store cniit . . . that ' s a good question. The fact that he had a tough time with Skinny proves that he is normal . . . hovered just close enough to the tree to remain a constant blossom on the bush. At times he is a hard man to convince ... of anything . . . the rest of the time he ' s on his sack . . . or in it. A New Englander by birth . . . would rather spend his time in Florida . . . and as if that ' s not enough, he would drive his wife crazy rather than give up his Spike Jones records . . . probably a contributing factor to his wife ' s absent mindedness. After Navy Tech . . . anything ... so long as it ' s in the Navy, and not to far from wife and fireside. BATTLEBORO VERMONT ORLO CHARLES PACIULLI, JR. For having been an Army Brat, Spike is a good lad in normal Army style ... he has lived wit h his family in you-name-it from Massachusetts to California. His Latin interests were satisfied by a three year station in Panama. Travel has given an aptitude for entertaining conversation which his many friends enjoy wherever they collect. Having lettered in ice hockey, skiing, soccer, and lacrosse at Lawrence Academy where he spent two years previous to signing up for Navy . . . Spike chose to pursue the latter while at the Academy . . . and there is not a man he has played against in the ranks of the long sticks who won ' t vouch for his scrappy determination and crafty persistence. When Spike sat down to do a problem his slide rule did not cool until he had pulled out an answer . . . the right one. Study hours produced one or more visitors wanting to see how do you do this one? . . . but he never studied so long that there weren ' t a few remaining minutes in which he could read from the book of his current interest . . . from these books was revealed his unabridged per- sonality ... for he would read a literary thesis on premonitory research as enthusiastically as he would a butler-did-it mystery . . . Orlo is versatile . . . dexterously so ... a veritable panacea of humanity. MONTPELIER VERMONT 203 LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS JAMES EDWARD CALLAHAN, JR. His outstanding characteristic: tenacity ... a trait which has stood him in good stead here at Navy ... to him some of the technical subjects are a source of trouble . . . started with the Class of ' 47 . . . got by plebe year . . . disaster struck in the form of youngster Math and Skinny ... he returned to the ranks of the citizens . . . re-ent ered Boston College to brush up on Math and Skinny . . . was reappointed ... on the basis of his work at B.C. ... re-entering the Academy he v as advanced to our class from the Class of ' 49 ... a lucky break for us. Jim was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts . . . attended parochial schools of the area in preparation for college . . . Northeastern University . . . V-5 program . . . Naval Academy. An abundance of Irish wit ... is always ready to stop work and swap stories . . . insists that he is strictly a liberal arts man . . . his hardest subject is all of them with the excep ' tion of Bull and Dago . . . but luckily academics are only a corner of life . . . the congeniality Jim has and his zest for living far out shadow books and figures . . . people would give millions to meet life in the sure-footed, happy way Jim does . . . swing hard . . . keep smiling . . . and remember everybody gets three big strikes to swing at. LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS MATTHEW ANTHONY CHIARA If ever the confines of Bancroft Hall produced a second Frank Sinatra . . . Matt did the producing . . . ask him . . . he ' ll tell you so . . . besides his singing Matt doubled as connoisseur of Italian cooking and financier of his friend ' s dragging ventures. With a peculiar talent for practical jokes . . . when the spirit moved him . . . Matt frequently gave us both laughs and a chance to use our vocabulary. A bum dope artist supreme . . . took a most fiendish delight in seeing his wife proceeding to Steam with his Bull book ... on good terms with everyone ... his best friends knew the true value of his friendship ... a good-natured lad . . . usually found singing . . . laughing and giving forth with the Matt special brand of witticisms ... on certain occasions was given to hiding under a cloud of academic inspired gloom . . . during such periods fol- lowed a policy of isolation and afternoons found him closeted with the books . . . the famous excuse for hitting the tree . . . Yeah but I hai the hasic frinciflcs. Possessed of a wealth of common sense . . . capacity for hard work . . . Matt should do well anywhere at anything. NORTH BROOKFIELD MASSACHUSETTS THOMAS WILLIAM CUDDY Sounding like the typical Bostonian is Tomas . . . New England born and bred . . . yet still desires to settle down there after his Naval career ... a versatile individual at North Brookfield High . . . started wearing his Navy Blue when an Admiral Farragut Cadet . . . has been no farther west than Washington, D.C. . . . loves his chow as his unfortunate wife can testify . . . thinks that he has an Irish accent . . . drags as often as he can . . . with as many as he can . . . matches his wits against the Executive Department . . . seaboots have made him a martyr . . . academics are the least of his worries . . . skating . . . touch football . . . hockey . . . must own the controlling stock in both the Saturday Evening Post and Colliers . . . they occupy most of his leisure time . . . takes a shower every morning to wake up . . . member of the Flying Squadron . . . loves to keep his sack weighted down whenever possible . . . ready to try his talented hand at cards at a moment ' s notice . . . cruise found him making the most of liberties . . . cheerfiil and versatile . . . he ' ll make his own way through life . . . very salty but he claims otherwise . . . usually very quiet . . . until you get to know him . . . there is never a dull minute with Tomas ... to know him is to like him. 204 LELAND FREDERICK ESTES One of the salty characters who really belong around here . . . having spent most of his life on or near the sea up in Boston. There is no mistaking his bean and codfish brogue . . . vitally interested in yachting and sailing in general ever since he was able to push a tiller from one side to the other . . . which interest occupied the major part of his time as a member of the sailing team . . . or on yachts and yawls on week ends and afternoons when dinghies are out of season . . . always found where the most work is to be done . . . perhaps the most nautical of sailors when handling boats . . . words common to him seemed so much Greek to any but old time salts . . . plus his trusted crony Smitty. On cruise he could be found hoisting flags or swapping yarns with signalmen. Numbered among prolific mail receivers . . . usual allotment at least three every day which fact forever puzzled his wife. Music tastes catered to Dinah Shore . . . Glenn Miller ' s band . . . Frank Sinatra . . . recognized any popular tune from a few chance bars floating from window or door . . . every man ' s attention should focus on women . . . designed houses complete with cars . . . figured flyboys did not get more pay . . .just sooner ... a surface Fleet man . . . hated week-end formations. BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS EDWARD BOWEN FLEMING Straight from the land of the bean and cod came Little Joe. Although just out of high school he had little trouble holding his own in the battle of the books for he missed ' 48-A by only a few numbers. His happy smile and cheerful dis- position made him welcome company and many friends. Little Joe was not above an occasional dragging week end, especially if it was the full-sized edition of the girl on his locker door. We almost lost him on Youngster Cruise when he stepped on the twenty-fifth rung of a twenty-four rung ladder, al low- ing gravity to take charge ... he came to a screeching halt in the hatchway below. This didn ' t stop him for long even though it put him Hors ic comhat for the remainder of the cruise. No young Weissmuller, Joe spent many wet hours with the glub club but finally managed to pass the first-class swimming test. He now wears a pair of golden water wings donated by the Physical Training Department. As Irish as the Blarney Stone, Joe swears that Oliver Cromwell was the re-incarnation of Satan himself. In fact when he landed in England on first class cruise, he refused to go ashore until he was quite sure there were no Roundheads in the area. GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS HAROLD GURMAN Look at those eyes . . . they actually have fire in them . . . ebony hair that looks like a furious sea . . . Gurman is just what he wants to be . . . unconventional ... a non-conformist . . . individualist . . . does anything but what is expected of him . . . yet he is one of the best guys we know to have around . . . never a dull moment . . . always doing . . . muscular and brainy. His principles are soimd and well respected ... an iron-bound will that makes them last . . . three years or so with the Fleet before Navy Tech helped to get Hal started on a good blue and gold course. A deep thinker loving to wander in the realm of the abstract . . . being well read and of a curious nature he ends up in some weird conversations . . . never more than about three words of being judged insane by everyone he feels obligated to stand right up at the top of his class just to show us that he is after all quite rational when the need arrives. Hal ' s talents have cheered many of our bluer moments ... a natural musician ... a suave harmonizer ... a perpetual ray of sunshine flitting about these grey walls ... so independent that people actually seem to hamper him . . . yet so social minded that we can ' t do without him. fti m LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS 205 BROCKTON MASSACHUSETTS CHARLES WAINWRIGHT MINES What ' s tlti5 . . . Boston? said young Carlos as he gazed out from between the lace curtains ... I think I ' ll settle here . . . and so he did ... to the horror of the citizenry . . . and has resided there ever since . . . until the fateful day when he cast his lot with the Navy . . . and came here to dwell on the banks of the Severn and to disrupt the system to the best of his ability. No strain . . . just a few nitmhers . . . said Charlie ... as with fiendish glee ... he hacked down his hapless fellows. They can not fry us all . . . uihat . . . another form 2 to sign . . . they must have the wrong Hines . . . I ' ll go straight to the Superintendent. A leading con- tender for honors in the radiator derby . . . Hot Shot has nevertheless been seen occasionally wielding a mighty stick on the lacrosse field . . . skylarking . . . not Chuck . . . oh no . . . would not think of it . . . almost as bad as drinking . . . laughing Charley . . . rarely serious . . . that ' s no deck . . . it ' s a floor ... a strong friend . . . and he is everyone ' s friend . . . sincere and helpful . . . who ' s got the Juice problem . . . Chuck ' s working on it. A happy combination of athlete . . . scholar . . . practical joker isn ' t that enough? . joker . . . and the etcetra ' s . . . that ' s Chuck SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS WILLIAM ELBERT JOHNSTON Contrary to all physical phenomena ... a two-dimensional physique . . . earn- ing for him the honor of being the only midshipman able to turn sideways and slip past watchful eyes when returning from hops late ... as if to safeguard this ingenious method of beating the system this Ichabod Crane-like midshipman found it necessary to confine all his extracurricular activities to amassing hours of sack time rather than lose the distinction of accommodating Mr. Chas. Atlas for one of his Before advertisements. This, however, doesn ' t necessarily mean that Bill weighs only 97 lbs. . . . with his overcoat on he tips the scales at a cool 100.5 . . . gazing into the crystal ball of personalities we find that Bill lives up to that New England breeding ... a serious nature ... a hard nut to crack . . . consequently hard to know. On close association with this New Englander . . . one discovers him to be sincere . . . amiable . . , and endowed with a terrific sense of responsibility. Not prone to be habitually wearing a smile . . . however, possesses the ability to laugh at the right thing . . . and at the right time contribute a timely quip of his own. Started his Naval career as a seaman . . . wishes to continue said career in the Supply Corps upon graduation. BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS THOMAS FRANCIS KILDUFF, JR. Thomas Francis Kilduff ... of the Boston Irish . . . better known as Tom or the Duff . . . Duff had been associated with the Navy for some time previous to his entrance to Annapolis . . . spent time as a welder in a Navy yard . . . then enlisted ... to see how the ships kept together after he welded them . . . moved about . . . finally ended here at Navy. Tom is a quiet fellow . . . when he speaks he demands action ... a thorough disciplinarian . . . but always has praise for those who abide by the regulations . . . well known to plebes . . . requires a thorough knowledge of the modern Navy from each of them. Had a tough time with academics requiring Math . . . breezed through memory courses . . . especially Dago and Bull . . . succeeded by hard work . . . something he doesn ' t fear. Duff hasn ' t decided what duty he would like . . . leans toward big ships ... he has the qualities to succeed . . . love of the Navy . . . lack of the fear of work . . . we wish him smooth sailing . . . ' til we are shipmates again. Started his fabulous career as a caddie who hated duffers with heavy bags . . this fact killed any inclinations he might have had for cow pasture pool, and he changed to the job of hustling for the Red Sox in Fenway Park . . . still fights for the old club to this day . . . also picked up some odd pointers on the game . . . can hit a long ball in anybody ' s league both on and off the field. 206 ROBERT EDWARD KING Sway backed optimist . . . cheerful smile for his many friends . . . surly scowl for those he dislikes . . . born poet who would rather, and in most cases docs, delve into English Lit than floo-id mechanics . . . prides himself on being a pro- nounced radical whether it be in regards to the price of baked beans in Boston or the amount of spirits an Irishman requires for survival . . . performs like a master in the role of life-of-thc-party ... has a genuine, sincere understanding and appreciation of people and their human shortcomings ... in this lies his success with persons of varied backgrounds ... his Irish blarney still smothers many gullible souls ... his broad views find an outlet in such interests as world trade . . . international shipping . . . and North Attleboro High ' s foot- ball team ... his carefree attitude shrouds some very definite ideas on life and liberty . . . among these being that a smile and a laugh can always be used to good advantage no matter how serious life tries to become. Hobbies . . . sail- ing . . . skiing . . . swimming . . . hockey . . . being non-reg. Made his fame as a teetotaler . . . worked in a defense plant as a truck driver for his present boss . . . the Navy . . . and managed to " foul things up " admirably well as a shipping clerk ... his innate " drive " to accomplish what he desires will ever be to his advantage. ' NORTH AHLEBORO MASSACHUSETTS SEYMOUR LEWIS KUNIN One of the few individuals who derives his satisfaction out of life just from the simple joy of being alive ... his overabundance of optimism has a distinct influence over his friends . . . has an overabundance of them . . . he ' s been associating with people ever since he was born, one might class them as his primary interest ... to be more specific ... his passion. There are but a few problems that cannot be explained by either Freud or Kunin. He has traveled from everywhere to Worcester ... is particularly adept at meeting anyone on any plane . . . from the seediest of characters to the brahminical student . . . converses with each with glib assiduousness. Politics held little for him at the Academy, his fascination for government and history is surpassed only by our tear-raising science courses. Not striking by regulation . . . nevertheless a firm believer in routine . . . except for getting up in the morning . . . knows you can ' t mix work and play and be rational in both . . . everythi} has its place and skouU be allocated in its proper sj ere . . . convinced that sentimental music and fiction do more harm than good here . . . has the same aversion to them as we do to his shower singing. One would look far before finding an individual with his character and personality. WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS WILLIAM NICHOLAS LANGONE From the cloistered corners of Boston ' s North end . . . surrounded by historic vestiges . . . has risen another of the Nation ' s greats-to-be . . . the fabulous Lang . . . not viewing with reverence the famous deeds of his predecessor, Paul Revere, because ... he tells us . . . patriotic Paul was a despicable Republican. Tina and Joe may well be proud of their effervescent offspring . . . even though his studies are, on occasion, a shade below starring . . . this fact may be attri- buted to his outlying interests, which are not always in the academic line . . . give him an automobile jammed with campaign posters and a candidate to back; you will see genius. The Langone: the traditional cigar . . . eyes gazing into the distance during conversation . . . the positive tone of voice . . . the offhand manner . . . the deal . . . the angles . . . the peasants ... a humor immortal ... an impression indelible ... a frankness unsurpassed. Should you be the recipient of his notorious insults, rejoice, for you have made a price- less friend ... a politican . . . the man in, around, behind, and in front of the scenes, beneath whose hard, impersonal exterior dwells a heart of platinum raviolis. Always energetically lazy . . . always confidential . . . always as though he had just stepped out of Hemingway . . . complete with a phone receiver propped between the shoulder and ear. BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 207 MIDDLEBORO MASSACHUSETTS HUBERT BRADFORD LOHEED Plebe year it looked as though he would really be a big wheel on the sailing team . . . one of the rare plebes who earn an N . . . gave it up after one season because the boys kidded him too much ... his love of physical exercise would not let him exercise his skill in that sport . . . content to put the yawls through their paces for pleasure rather than having his friends kid him about contact sports . . . got his command plebe year ... a stellar member of the Boat Club ... his big interest . . . leading to the honor of the title, Commodore, his last year. Quiet . . . very determined in his ideals ... a true New Englander with the scenes of Cape Cod forever dear to his heart ... a real gentleman . . . never rattled or excited . . . smooth voice and conversation born of deep thought quietly articulated with a very broad Boston ' A ' . . . perfect diction adding to intelligent speech ... a lover of cultured talks ... at home with men of dis- tinction . . . the kind of man who looks good in a library. There was a lighter side . . . full of fun ... an infectious smile with a touch of confidence offering friendship to all and getting it in return by a knack of being interested in you BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS WILLIAM A. ROGERS, JR. Coming to the Academy from Beacon Street via Severn School . . . had the jump on the boys before we joined the Regiment . . . the great advantage of being acclimated to these environs . . . managed to outdrag the 1 c 4 c year . . . served an arduous plebe year in the old 20th . . . became the most efficient dope messenger ever to carry the hot to the fabulous Joe " Stationery " Small. In athletics Will managed to roll up the points for his company boxing team . . . lead the harriers around Hospital Point until 1 c year when he found No. 2 gate too inviting ... in the field of higher learning Mellon Head showed the way . . . kept his nose to the grindstone . . . never letting Navy get the upper hand . . . even Lunk Head and Hot Lead Eddie couldn ' t bush him in Juice . . . helping buckets a daily occupation . . . No. 4 in Math and 25 in the class. Happy hours were generally spent in Barook ' s chamber in friendly games with the boys. Leave rolled around . . . the parade to Yankee land began . . . with bag in hand and buddies in tow . . . Will was off with a will to have a good time. One by one the boys met their respective podunks . . . the last man off thoughtfully left a sign on Will . . . Please unloai at Back Bay. Always had the reputation for a high old time on leave ... a great guy to have on a party ... or in a tight spot. SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS WILBURN ALBRIGHT SPEER, JR. The results of his efforts in the Springfield Armory are reluctantly carried by the Brigade every Wednesday afternoon ... in the two years Bill worked there he picked up a knowledge of mass production technique . . . which he applies to everyday jobs . . . methodical . . . complete in his undertakings . . . serious . . . business-like in personal appearance and habits . . . has the ability to bolster team spirit despite odds . . . but has yet to acquire that characteristic of good leadership which will prevent the retreat of his own hairline ... is uncom- promisingly loyal to a sound set of principles and lives by his convictions . . . the simple fundamentals of life are important to him . . . tolerant and reserved . . . always a good listener and confident . . . can turn any threatening argument into a complete absurdity with his facetious remarks ... his subtle sense of humor allows him to accept life as it is without anticipating worries . . . be- lieves that with consistent effort upon his own part the future will take care of itself . . . he ' s right. 208 JOSEPH PATRICK TAGLIENTE Joe Tag . . . there ' s not a person in the place ... no matter where it is . . . who has not heard of him . . . coming from a number of places, starting with Pittsfield High where he was sports editor of the local rag; The Students ' Pen . . . played varsity football, basketball and track. From there he went to Berkshire school, where he lettered in football, basketball and track . . . after this he went to Holy Cross . . . here he arrived too late for football ... so he participated in varsity track. This is the background of the fabulous Joe Tag ... as he was when he stormed into the Naval Academy to indulge in football, lacrosse, wrestling, and Brigade boxing. It would appear that the Tag was only an athlete . . . but he is an intellectual paradox wearing shoulder pads . . . reading poetry in his spare time . . . amazing the English profs with his startling com- wades through the latest literature . . . generally, he . interested in anything ... of interest. Honest . . . enthusiastic . . . and a set of muscles. His string of friends grows along with him . . . the Tag . . . hopes to get into Naval aviation . . . don ' t worry . . . he ' ll train down for it . . . Joe, the nucleus of Brigade spirit. mand of the language is not limited to sports sincere . . . diligent . . i 4 PinSFIELD MASSACHUSETTS JOHN CONSTANTINE TSIKNAS In hoc signo vincit . . . Constantine I. For God, for Greece, for Navy . . . John Constantine Tsiknas . . . alacrity . . . alle gresse fecundity . . . levity . . . personified. A true example of the bon natural. A huzzah . . . the click of heels . . . the notes of the kazatska . . . echo in his path from Falmouth, Mass. . . . to the Army Air Force . . . bakalava ' s and metaxa bouquet vie for prominence in the swath he cut. State to state . . . thought to thought ... his mind a con- stant kaleidoscope . . . clicking camera ' s . . . silver wings . . . anchors of gold ... a few well-hidden integrals ... a mind that ' s wily . . . quick . . . and retentive . . . crescit eundo. A little man . . . short . . . but stout . . . most of his hair a jet black . . . say John, I sec you have a few more grey hairs . . . constantly the butt of short man jokes . . . but never on the short end of a deal ... he was sure of that. A heart that tumbles frequently . . . that is as big ... as filled with a love for beauty . . . classic and modern ... as becomes his heritage . . . scarcity ani want shall shun you . . . Ceres ' hlessing so is on you. A deep thinker . . . about life . . . and the Navy . . . whatever he decides on ... he will probably get . . . and that looks like wings. FALMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS ROBERT ERNEST WAINWRIGHT Possesses the most sweet and pure countenance in Bancroft, regardless of his life history . . . although he might well have been nicknamed Galahad for his appearance . . . the more popular sobriquet Elf won out when Bob ' s . . . you mean Elf ' s . . . refined Massachusetts tones broke the air during plebe English sessions ... his themes were well written and beautifully delivered from an academic point of view ... it was quite a while before they could grasp his picturesque speech without straining. Had a picaresque background filled with material for interesting speeches ... his positions have varied from North Andover ' s head caddy master to life in the regular Navy . . . spent two of his three years at sea on the romantic, tropical isle of Trinidad . . . however the " romantic " aspect was a sour one to Elf . . . that ' s one reason he forsook the Caribbean ' s sand for the Chesapeake ' s snow. Spent week ends in seclusion with the ever-present Time if his correspondence was up to date . . . combines the gift of academic ability with a desire to seek more knowledge and might have been found poring through a thick, philosophical work during exam weeks . . . gave up the rank of Ensign, USNR, to come here . . . goes back a mighty Ensign, USN, secure in the knowledge that now he knows his trade. NORTH ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS 209 ROBERT EDWARD WURLITI2ER Wurly really started off plebe year with a bang . . . broke his leg in the fall . . . got rid of the cast June Week . . . youngster year we couldn ' t get him to drag . . . till once he tried it . . . now he can ' t get enough of that stuff . . . never misses a dragging week end . . . versatile character . . . repaired clarinets . . . played one, too ... in his youth . . . early stages of war found Wurly as an electrician ' s apprentice . . . helped fit out the old Lex . . . proud of that . . . Navy got hold of him and sent him to radio school . . . took an exam by mistake and was sent to NAPS . . . then here to Severn Tech . . never did get that Juice out of his system . . . second class year was spent fixing our radios . . . suspected also of writing up the gouge for Prof Blank of the Juice Department ... in no other way could Mr. Blank draw those pretty multiple colored diagrams on the board . . . Wurly stood number one, of course . . . never could miss him at the record shop in town . . . looking forward to a fireside ... a little brunette ... a blonde will do ... a stack of records . . . and the Civil Engineering Corps. ROSLINDALE MASSACHUSETTS JAMESTOWN RHODE ISLAND ROBERT SMITH CHEW, JR. Bob was born and raised in the lazy carefree atmosphere of Jamestown . . . New England ' s vacation spot . . . were people come to rest and play . . . and that ' s just the way he ' d like to spend the first . . . last . . . and middle years of his life . . . swimming . . . sailing . . . soaking up sim and fun ... in James- town. A big fellow . . . from a little state . . . with big ideas . . . both Bob and Rhode Island, that is. His love of home didn ' t keep him tied down ... he got around. Spent a short while in Puerto Rico . . . what a spt . . . it ' s awful pretty . . . next to Jamestown of course. From there to Washington . . . Dis- trict of Columbia . . . where he prepped for Navy at St. Albans . . . not satisfied with that alone he went on for more at Admiral Farragut ' s institution ... a man with a purpose . . . and the training to achieve it ... he likes the Navy . . , wants to fly for Uncle Sam . . . with salt encrusted wings. His first love is soccer . . . early training for the game came in St. Albans . . . has tried lacrosse but still prefers the old associated football. Tall . . . with an easy personality . . . long on a smile . . . short with a grouch . . . the kind of a ray of humor that brightens any group. His short, blond, crew cut hair tops the frame of a man who is good to have around. WARREN RHODE ISLAND JOHN ASSERSON FLETCHER, II Navy Junior . . . unconventional type . . . with a dogmatic nature ... the kind that never lost an argument ... no matter which side he was on. Started his varsity wrestling career early . . . plebe year . . . worked up to captain . . . twice intercollegiate champ . . . and won himself an outstanding wrestlers award to round things out. A good-natured . . . jovial . . . easy-to-like sort of an individual . . . believes in the democratic way of life . . . which led to many a disagreement with the system . . . you can ' t say he lost any arguments here ... he never argued with them ... it was futile. The bouncing gate of Muscles . . . and his belief that they ion ' t dan fry mc made John a constant member of the varsity extra-duty squad. Wrestling . . . ED . . . track ... an all-around athlete. A fast 880 man . . . could have been better . . . but his heart was in the loft . . . the lure of the loft kept him away from the cinder path ... a break for Navy ' s wrestling record. He loves the sea . . . mostly from the cockpit of a star ... or a knockabout ... a nautical wizard since his youth . . . John one day hoped to lead his lubberly wives to the Thompson Trophy . . . never quite made it. Likes to use his study time to read . . . anything that is recent . . . Time . . . Reader ' s Digest . . . novels . . . anything that ' s good. 210 EDWARD BOOTH HEBDEN Doo comes from Rhode Island and never lets anyone forget it. For such a small state it has left a profound impression on the boy . . . from its grand old tradi- tions and history dating back to pre-revolutionary d ys to its present day potentialities as a thriving and progressive state ... all the chapters between these extremes have been touched upon at one time or another by Ted. Nor was the New England background wasted on him ... he can draw out his a ' s as well as the best Bar Harbor boys. One of the better known of the class . . . he spends very few lonely afternoons. He loves crowds . . . and is always found to be in the midst of one Perhaps it was his smile ... or maybe his excess of energy . . . that attracted others. One of the fortunate boys who didn ' t have to waste time studying ... he spent his many leisure moments dragging . . . eating . . . and sleeping. Proved he could take it by never getting angry about the constant rubbing he took about his height ... a scant five feet five. Even the profs managed to get a dig in here and there . . . but Doo always managed to come back with a fitting remark. JOHN JOSEPH PATRICK McDONALD That Irish name makes Mac what he is to us at Navy . . . typical is his Irish wit and love of fun ... his easily excitable Irish temper has been felt . . . rough and ready for anything . . . prefers a few cups of joe and a sack drill to any dragging week end. Even though many think it impossible to throw a big liberty without the fairer sex . . . Mac can . . . and does . . . heave some liberties that are unprecedented. Can readily boast of more bartender friends than any other man at the Academy . . . many believe it his chosen profession. Makes friends easily . . . definitely not an introvert . . . when it comes to his friends. His chronic complaining ... his tall sea stories . . . which even those of us who know him sometimes believe . . . and his many exploits at Navy . . . such as his ping-pong skill that has led his battalion to many victories ... all are known as part of Mac by his classmates. Before entering the Academy Mac spent two years on the Wichita ... he touched England and Iceland ... his most memorable experiences were the Murmansk Run ... on to the Pacific and the Aleutians . . . finally the South Pacific and . . . Guadalcanal. With his experience . . . fine character . . . and ability . . . Mac should enter the Fleet well qualified. LONSDALE RHODE ISLAND EAST PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND EDWARD FRANCIS McLAUGHLIN, JR. Small . . . unpretentious . . . but with a mighty potential . . . comparable to an atom bomb . . . not to be shoved around . . . possessor of a fighting gaelic spirit that can ' t be subordinated . . . high aspiration and determination . . . and a pair of twinkling, friendly eyes . . . that ' s what he started out with . . . and what he will go a long way with. Started his education in the old home town . . . captained victorious basketball and baseball teams . . . showed superior points every time he started something new. Continued his education and civilian life at Providence College . . . then left the old home town for a fling at Navy . . . says he doesn ' t regret it . . . that shows his eternal perseverance and strength of character. In his new life he determined to take . . . and like . . . everything they could throw at him ... it was tough at times but it worked out. His section mates will long remember his Percy the Penguin walk . . . which was the same in and out of ranks . . . and his angelic expression, spirit and determination. Those under him will remember him for his sympathy . . . kindness and helpfulness. The kind of a guy you could trust with your OAO . . . almost. If four years is long enough to judge a man . . . Ed ' s friends are of his future as a Naval officer. WOONSOCKET RHODE ISLAND 211 NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND FRANK STANFORD TIERNAN On January 5, 1926, young Frank Tiernan drew his first breath of clear-warm California air . . . since that eventful day Frank has journeyed to China and back . . . finally settling in Newport, Rhode Island, which is now his per- manent home. His dad ... a retired Navy captain . . . did rather a good job in indoctrinating his two sons in the ways of the Navy ... for Frank ' s older brother Tom preceded him at the Naval Academy and graduated with the Class of ' 47 . Soon after graduating from Rogers High School in Newport Frank enlisted in the Navy V-12 . . . but before he could be called to active duty he won an appointment to the Naval Academy . . . says he has never regretted it since. His keen wit and scintillating sense of humor are a main factor in raising his classmates ' morale from that morbid level to which it so often sinks. Though he limits his athletic prowess to the company soccer field . . . there was never a more ardent team supporter. There is no plebe question the answ er to which Frank does not know. In spite of the fact that the pages of his textbooks are filled with much doodling . . . Frank has yet to run even a close race with the Academic Departments ... he will always be in front of the pack. NORWALK CONNECTICUT PHILIP HEARN BOLGER There are a lot of men who aspire to go into the Air Corps . . . but few will admit they want to get into patrol bombers because of their super-luxury . . . a sack. Suave old Phil . . . one of the more colorful pebbles on the beach . . . is definitely one of the party type . . . and he looks the part . . . red hair . . . ruddy face . . . and an every-ready smile. Never complains that a party is dull . . . with him there it ' s sure not be be. Always prepared to have a good time . . . whether it be a week-end party in Annapolis or a New Year ' s blowout in Baltimore. A chronic fixture in the hospital during the dark ages . . . Phil always came back to sacrifice himself as bait to the Executive Department . . . and tackle the lost academics. The most profitable asset to . . . and principal supporter of . . . the book clubs in Annapolis . . . Phil would much rather read the latest best seller than the impending navigation assignment. If ever you meet Phil on the street beware of the broad smile and enthusiastic greeting . . . the chances are it ' s not intended for you . . . but the beautiful blonde walking beside you ... if she ' s not a blonde . . . he ' ll greet her anyway. His pet project for first class year was an expose of the Lucky Bag . . . he ' s still working on it. RIVERSIDE CONNECTICUT JAMES HARRISON HEWES CARRINGTON After a quick scouting of Jim ' s athletic record at Andover, Fordham, Cornell, and Notre Dame, Rip Miller remarked. There is officer material. So Jim left his reserve commission behind and became a plebe. Though he never had too much difficulty with the Academic Department, he will never be remembered for his excellence in the classroom . . . nor would the Extra Duty List be com- plete without " Happy Jim ' s " name thereon. Sports, then, were his means of survival and his source of conversation. We hai wind sprints today was the usual beginning to the evening ' s conversation which ranged from the athletic to a week end at the beach. Though football and swimming took up the fall and winter months, lacrosse was The Comet ' s pet, and, though he spent a good deal of time in the penalty box, the crowd was never at a loss for laughs when he had that club in his hand. Whether his athletic record will be remembered here after he ' s gone or not, his immortal words will: Foodball is a wery chawactah mowliink s ounit. His friends will never forget his size ... his spirit ... his ability to make you like him and his ability to make a session human . . . and something to remember. A Navy great today . . . and the same tomorrow. 212 JACK HENRY CONABLE Bantam ... a home town as small as its name implies . . . and situated in the cold North . . . yet Connie was always complaining about the frigid weather in Maryland. The traditional New England reserve was somehow lacking in Jack . . . lost perhaps in San Juan while there as an Aviation Mech. ... or maybe he just didn ' t bow to tradition. Collecting pipes was his greatest passion . . . regretting only that he couldn ' t smoke them all at once. He ' s never seen with- out one . . . except when he ' s smoking a cigar ... for variety. Fast . . . and with a zeal for accomplishment ... his ability to find declinations and G.H.A. ' s in split-second time was the bane of his fellow table punchers in Nav. This manual dexterity also showed up in his plane models ... all works of per- fection. Plying his hobby and presiding over the Model Club was excuse enough to own a variety of tools in his confidential locker ranging from a soldering iron to a lathe. Reading Collier ' s ... or the latest book banned in Boston . . . also absorbed his spare time. This latter category was his special- ity .. . others from all over Bancroft would find out from him if the latest book was worth reading. We predict a successful Naval career . . . with a pipe and a pound of tobacco he would be the best portable smoke screen generator in the outfit. BANTAM CONNECTICUT JOHN MARSHALL PERKINS Derives his sobriquet from the first syllable of his name . . . follows the foot- steps of a long line of ancestors who have gone iown to the bathtubs with ships. During his brief, he hopes, tenure at the Trade School he has blazed a path amongst the trees in all of the academic woods. Perk has not had too many encounters with the stem disciplinarians who haimt historic Bancroft Hall . . . but he has already worn out three pairs of sea boots on the extra-duty squad. In the interim this dashing tyro has managed to be corned by a goodly share of the yoimg lovelies with his wiiming smile . . . sparkling half-wit and capacity for humor almost as great as his capacity for wine and song. His prowess on varsity soccer . . . track and lacrosse speak for themselves ... as does his physique . . . the result of years of back-breaking grinds around a card table. Perk is leaving behind him for posterity ' s sake, one set of weights . . . guaran- teed to weigh no more than five pounds . . . one book on Regulations . . . How to Get Arouni Them ani Still Grt Caught ... 23 volumes of his diary . . . and a large number of friends. NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT ROBERT ALLAN SCHULTZ Deciding there was no future in slaving away in the glass factory back home . . . the blond Dutchman from Coimecticut swimg his lacrosse stick over his shoulder . . . journeyed to Navy . . . and has stuck it out. Curly haired . . . rough and rugged . . . carefree ... a practical joker ... he can take them too ... in fact, he thrives on causing a commotion ... all of this and his ability to settle down to hard work hold him high in the esteem of others. Academics never caused him to worry . . . this was due partly to natural ability . . . partily to his idea that there were nicer things to ponder over . . . being in his sack was a constant concern . . . and a novel drenched in cigarette smoke much more interesting than a Steam book. The lacrosse stick ... it came in good use ... for Navy, that is . . . for three full seasons . . . Dutch ... he was using the stick ... a consistent player ... a staWart at his defense position . . . sticking to the rugged sports always, Dutch took a fling at football . . . batt . . . J.V. . . . varsity ... his football was good ... his lacrosse superb ... a Red Mike . . . not exactly ... by a long shot, no . . . there was always a party for the week end. MERIDEN CONNECTICUT 213 i Jach of these names once appeared over a door . . . each name once appeared on watch bills, on class lists, and in class registers. Occasionally one of these names reappears on some uncorrected form . . . engendering a fleeting remark . . . Say, do you remember this guy? . . . the list is then corrected deleting the name with a thin black line. We cannot but remember these men, however they left us . . . these men with the thin black line through their names. John Albert Adams William Corbett Albright Philip Kenneth Allen Arthur Lloyd Anderson, Jr. Alfred Walton Atkins, Jr. Gilliam Maxwell Bailey William Hatchett Bason John Wells Bates Geoffrey Bonser Beardall Edward Clinton Bennett, Jr. Clive Vinton Berry John Mferrill Bolton, Jr. Alexander Francis Bonacarti, Jr. Beau Bonnifield Carroll William Boswinkle William Robert Brandt Charles Ballard Breaux, Jr. James Hugh Brennan, Jr. Robert John Brennan Nathaniel Wells Bullard Lester Ernest Butzman, Jr. Carmine Thomas Campagna Robert Arthur Carney Robert William Carrig James Thomas Chandler, III George Wesley Channell Wayne Eldridge Childers Robert Bertrand Connelly Harvey Conover, Jr. Tommy Dale Cook Roland Reece Corey, Jr. Russell William Corkum Neil Joseph Corriveau James Walter Covington John Robert Cowan William Newton Crofford, III Fred Elsworth Croy Wilfred Harry Dearth Joe Earl Deavenport John Lewis DeLargy, Jr. Donald David Denny Frederick Warner Denton, III Roy Richard Desjarlais Robert Lester Dodd Dean Canon Douglas Cecil Gravlee Duffee, Jr. John Frederick Earley Bernard Henry Eichler Ralph Irving Ellsworth Robert Harold Emmich Edward Herman Engdahl Henry Harrison FincK Isaac Weeden Fish Kenneth Howard Fleming Manuel Ernest Flores Robert Ray Foster Clair Burton Gamble John Joseph Gaskin Thomas Micheal Gill Russell Francis Goodacre, Jr. Victor Louis Grigal Donald Michael Harlan William Wirt Harlm, Jr. Harold Douglas Harris, Jr. John Arnold Hartman William Victor Hauck Jack Charles Haynes Frank Peavey Heffelfinger, Jr. John Carter Henry Harold Verlin Hester Herbert Heyman Robert Wirthlm Hill Thomas Lee Home, Jr. James Belemus Hughes, II Gordon Lawrence Ingram Franklin George Jansen, Jr. Ralph Eber Jillson Charles Richard Johnson James Arthur Johnson, Jr. Wade Anderson JoUilf, Jr. Walter Lee Jones Nick John Kapetan James Evans Kelly John Killeen Edward Albert Kimball, Jr. Lawrence Gale King Glenn Reichert Kleinau, Jr. Francis Marion Knapp Archibald Cribble Knisley, III Alan Bryan Knudtson Gerald Krekstein David Charles Larish Emil Fortunato Lattarulo Frederick William Lauer Raymond Wesley Loomis Joseph Hervey Luce Newlin Bryce Mack Russell Ambler Maguire John Gary Mahan, Jr. Lee Moffett Marsh Joseph Arthur Mars ton Herbert Ulous Martin Richard Increase Mather Richard Baird Maxwell Ralph Welburn McArthur Charles Phillip McCallum, Jr. William Henry McClure John Joseph Patrick McDonald Orville " D " McDonald James Marshall McHugh, Jr. Harry Hunter Mclntire Cecil Marshall McKenzie Arthur Stephen Mehagian William Everett Mendes James Andrew Mickle, Jr. Pemberton Foster Minster, Jr. Arden Biewend Molstad James Walter Monahan Darvon Dale Montgomery John Thomas Moore Wallace Richard Muelder Paul Bulpin Omelich Mandell Jack Ourisman Walter Thurston Pate, Jr. Henry Pancoast Pendergrass James Reynold Peterson James Stuart Pittman, Jr. Percy Newton Plylar, Jr. Robert Samuel Potteiger Thomas Richard Powell David Uranus Rakestraw, Jr. Donald Harry Rathbun Edmund Middleton Rhett John Duff Robbins John Robert Rodgers Frank Orlando Roland, Jr. Robert Jess Salomon Valentine Hixson Schaeffer, Jr. Clyde Luther Scott Donn Curtis Sells Robert Morris Sexton, Jr. Maurice Joseph Shannon, Jr. Philip Medford Smithers Clayton Lawrence Solum Edward Allen Stevenson George William Stone John James Sullivan Patrick John Sullivan William Franklin Tarlton Donald Arthur Teeple Philip Farrington Thomas Robert Eyman Totman Jack Eryl Townsend John Joseph Tracy, Jr. James Lyle Treece Albert Cleaves Van Metre Thomas Merritt Welsh, Jr. Edward Junior Wessel Kenneth Harlan Wetzel Barry Dean Whittlesey " D " Robert Williams Francis Herbert Williams Frank Taylor Williams Isham Rowland Williams, Jr. Robert Joseph Williams James Martin Woolsey, Jr. Glenn Frederick Wright Ernest Eugene Yeager Joseph Laurie Young 214 ' THet to Kdctcia The core . . . the beginning . . . the heart of industrial America . . . the towering looming buildings . . . the smoke from the factories of the nation . . . the sicyscraper and the meatpacker . . . the sub- ways . . . the tunnels . . . and bridges . . . under, through, and over the pulse of enterprise. From Atlantic City to the Capitol Building . . . from the fisheries of Wilmington to the scrap ships of Balti- more ... it is a teeming, roaring mass of people, trains, trucks, factories, ships, roundhouses, garbage scows, and private homes. It is a way of life for the people ... it is a brain for the nation ... it is a humanity center for the world which reaches higher and controls more than the already distanced imagination could ever grasp. AUGUSTINE ALBERT ALBANESE Keeping track of nicknames gets confusing for Triple-A . . . Augie to his friends at home . . . almost anything with at least six A ' s in it to his friends at Navy. Al is the baby of the class . . . ' 48-B ' s youngest member . . . was in such a hurry to get to Armapolis that he didn ' t even bother to graduate from high school. Rare is the week end that Al doesn ' t answer the fall out the iincrs . . . four long years he was the envy of his classmates at mailtime . . . always claimed that a good three quarters of the stack was only fan mail from his three sisters ... his roommates never swallowed that story. He wasn ' t a varsity athlete, but he always fought for the honor of whatever company he was gracing that year . . . soccer . . . cross country . . . the plebe sub squad . . . filled the afternoons. During sacktime ... a whispered j inoMc from two decks off would bring him to his feet in a hurry . . . wielded a mean pinochle hand . . . but any game involving 52 pasteboards found him proficient. Al fought the Academic Departments to a standstill . . . when the smoke had cleared he had a distinct edge in Dago his wife considering adding Cyrano to his collection of nicknames, but ther e weren ' t enough A ' s in it. At any rate . . . duty in France is something Al is looking forward to. CANASTOTA NEW YORK BROOKLYN NEW YORK EDMUND STEVE ARMSTRONG Baseball . . . living, eating, playing, and talking, baseball ... he plays it with enthusiasm and sincerity . . . would make an excellent baseball coach in any school. There ' s something about him that tells you he is a character, and a baseball player . . . some people are born and thus endowed with certain mannerisms which indicate their love . . . like baseball . . . this fact is evident in Eddie ... he was born a ball playing character . . . the William Bendix type . . . the everlasting good nature . . . the near not of the fans. When he arises in the morning . . . placing the wall of the room back, cutting down the fresh air supply to a Roaring Forty ... he demands absolute silence prior to break- fast . . . silence while he attempts to remove some of his steel brush beard . . . no conversation while he slips another new blade into his razor and slides over another square inch of face surface. Baseball keeps him from being an active wolf ... in fact, he spends little time dwelling on the subject . . . has a pleasant time when he does drag . . . it ' s the baseball playing character, or the gentle athlete that does it . . . but still he lacks the wolfish killer instinct to pursue these associations. He possesses a constant desire to improve himself ... an attitude which cannot but result in happiness success and profit ... be it leading hitter ... or leading JO. WILLIAM HENRY BARNES, III One minute serious and dignified ... the next acting like his favorite comedian . . . Bob Hope . . . smokes a pipe . . . would rather go out and knock a tennis ball around than eat ... a practical joker. As chairman of the Hop Committee he works for bigger and better hops ... his pet project was the Ring Dance . . . which he pretended to worry over, but actually enjoyed every minute of. Claims that Westchester County of the Empire State is God ' s own . . . and would willingly die in defense of these words. Never a slash ... or a textbook man . . . Bill is essentially a reliable practical thinker. To ease his financial prob- lem during pre-Academy summers he worked ... on a construction gang ... as a boys ' camp counselor. Can never keep his females straight . . . always ends up the center cog in a week-end entanglement . . . moves easily in any circle . . . has fun, friends and frolic in all. Likes the Dukes music . . , can ' t jitterbug . . . hopes someday to play piano. He ' s looking for the ideal girl who likes sports and the quiet life. Bill has more life when taps rolls around than any ten men . . . hates to hit the sack . . . yet when reveille rolls around you ' d think he was built into the mattress. Played four sports in prep school and lettered in all . . . sports are his main hobby and relaxation. NEW ROCHELLE NEW YORK 216 JACK BARUCH Out of the fat world ' . . . . these words . . . plus a dog-eared poker deck ... a tremendous appetite for potato pancakes . . . health cake . . . and Heme . . . Black Jack invaded Navy. An athlete of no mean proportions at New York ' s City College . . . interests soon branched out to include sun bathing . . . and dancing. During the time he did devote to sports . . . Barney soon displayed his athletic prowess . . . foes will long remember his skill on the basketball court . . . came into his own second class year . . . was really living when he was presented with a barbell set . . . his room immediately became the best adver- tisement the York Barbell Co. ever had . . . long remembered by his friends for his weight lifting . . . dancing instructions . . . intense summer tans. Academic life ... a breeze for Jack . . . study hours were consumed either by conning with some of the boys ... or by writing to h is feminine admirers. It didn ' t take long to establish his position as operator of his company. The little black book . . . read like the Gotham telephone directory when he arrived . . . soon bulged with numbers from Baltimore and Washington. The Academy has changed Black Jack only slightly ... his poker deck is new ... his appetite is just as large ... he is still Out of the fat worW. NEW YORK NEW YORK RICHARD VINCENT BODMER A born New Yorker ... up state that is . . . started his life there and will go back to enjoy it there some day. Odd jobs . . . grease monkey . . . grocery boy . . . dairy hand . . . brought him through life to Bullis Prep. From there he brought his frame ... all flve-feet-six of it ... to Navy for preparation for a future. By insisting that his name was Dick ... he insured the success of his newly acquired handle . . . body . . . which of course did not last long amongst his Spanish speaking buddies . . . who insisted that it be pronounced . . . Cuerpo . . . logical reason for a nickname . . . isn ' t it? A high school basketball star . . . short but hot . . . put him in line for a successful year in company sports . . . football . . . soccer . . . gym . . . and all other sports related to basketball. After breaking a front tooth playing lacrosse plebe summer ... he decided Softball was a good sport to make his mark in. Famous for passing Skinny with a two point five zip . . . not once . . . but twice . . . gave him the right to thumb his nose with the right-hand-rule any day of the week. Aca- demics were a bother . . . never sure of just how he would make out . . . but couldn ' t see why that should keep him from being of some use to his class . . . company representative . . . member of the monumental forty-eight class policy committee . . . member of the Newman Club. Ambitions . . . plenty, to be happy . . . play golf . . . and to grow to be 5 ' 7 " . ROCHESTER NEW YORK THOMAS PAUL CHEESMAN As long as the Giants are the winning team . . . it ' s possible to live with him . . . wears a frown or a smile depending on the outcome of the game ... at times it ' s monotonous . . . his continuous raving . . . Giants this . . . Giants that. There is something about him that makes living with him pleasant ... he enjoys being fuimy ... on winning days that is . . . usually succeeds in getting a few laughs . . . never encourage him or he continues. In academics . . . put it this way ... he gets by with little effort ... his daily marks are not too high . . . but he always comes through on final exams. His favorite pastime next to baseball is eating ... as completely satisfied with a plateful of mashed potatoes and gravy as with a T-bone . . . consumes numbers of chocolate bars with little effort. Before journeying here to l avy on Severn he . . . well now ... he could have done most anything . . . and probably did. It is evident he spent a few afternoons at the Polo Grounds . . . and not attending baseball games ... he could most certainly be located on the beach at Fairfield, Conn. Drop around to his room in the afternoon after classes . . . after his visit to the steerage . . . and you will find him in complete happiness pressing the mattress to the springs . . . with a milkshake in one hand and the Hfws m the other . . . with music by Spivak or Beneke on the turntable ... he is in a dreamland without worries. MANHAHAN NEW YORK 217 ALBANY NEW YORK RICHARD JOHN CLAS Before entering the Naval Academy Dick attended Christian Brother ' s Academy where he obtained his first introduction to the military life ... he was an outstanding member of the rifle team . . . eventually team captain . . . receiving state and national honors during his last year. Dick is a shorty . . . with that quick way about him that little men have . . . constantly on the go whether he is convinced where he is going or not. Females might classify him as cute ... an adjective which makes the male shudder. He ' s proud of that wavy blond hair . . . claims to be the only midshipman who after the word to draw slips is given will stop to comb his hair . . . however it never showed in the little red book. Likes? . . . sure lot of them . . . movies . . . boiler makers . . . boogie-woogie . . . Read ' s Drug Store . . . combs . . . politics . . . hunting . . . guns . . . pinochle . . . and of course dragging. Of course he was a member of the Varsity Pistol Team ... a crack shot who was always working for that possible perfect w hich requires a swiss cheese bull ' s-eye. In the spring he kicked around as a goalie with a butterfly net on the lacrosse team . . . not because he was necessarily varsity material . . . but rather for the love of the game. Future ambition is the silent service . . . the imdersea Fleet . . . and a Navy wife ... so often inevitable. CHARLES PARKER COULTER Parks is at home anywhere . . . Long Island . . . New York . . . Annapolis . . . anywhere. Has friends everywhere . . . Long Island . . . New York . . . An- napolis . . . everywhere. Like his friends, his interests vary . . . photography, he ' s never printed a picture . . . music, classical and from a phonograph . . . the theatre. Navy has a rather limited ligit. season . . . sailing, never sets a hand to the tiller except on leave. A natural athlete . . . left track, skiing and football at Vermont Academy . . . where he was prepared to ease through academics . . . for soccer and lacrosse at Navy ' s Academy. On the soccer field he ran around the best of them . . . even managed to captain the team. An un- stable element in lacrosse . . . but managed to give the opposition a bad time . . . a good many times. Do 1 need a shave to go on watch ani I horrowei your white gloves . . . always the ideal wife . . . down to your last pair of clean gloves. A firm believer in the steerage . . . believes that no well-organized outfit should be without one. His novel and constant excuse for a little sack-time was his ever- present charlie horse. As regular as study hour was the ever-present querry . . . what ' s the assignment . . . assignment sheets were just another item the wife sup- plied ... a hard worker ... at enjoying life. MANHASSET NEW YORK HOWARD SYDNEY CROSBY Here ' s a chap that seeks the higher levels of entertainment . . . perhaps that ' s the key we are looking for to examine our subject . . . Crosby naturally picked up the Bing to go with his last name and also with his habit of setting the shower rocking with his renditions of the latest ... an avid opera fan . . . Saturday afternoons are spent with his highly trained ear glued to the radio and that enchanted opera look on his face . . . but refinement and polish go hand and hand with Bing ... a gentleman . . . reserved . . . conservative, mature manners and outlook . . . the Photo Club ' s darkroom is his hang out ... it is rumored that he has struck gold up there but we think it ' s just a sincere interest that keeps him up amongst the enlargers so much ... a good mixer who fits into any crowd . . . Bing never says much . . . he is usually too busy. . . serious- ness is an art with Bing and he knows exactly how to use it ... he is respected for quiet confidence in himself and for his ability to handle just about anything that comes up ... he is one of the boys who have kept us in line by just setting an example of mature judgment and habits. NEW YORK NEW YORK 218 DANIEL WILLIAM CULLIVAN A product of upstate New York . . . Oswego to be exact . . . Cully came to Navy over the protests of most of the young ladies of that part of the Empire State who couldn ' t stand to see him go. Dragging became a habit with him . . . unusual indeed was the week end when Dan could not be found escorting a queen of comely proportions over the cobblestones of Annapolis. Weekdays found him hitting the academics hard ... to keep his marks above the safe waterlme, as he said . . . but some of the 2.5 boys in his sections wondered just what he considered a safe waterline. Tennis and soccer here . . . hunting the wild life of northern New York when at home furnished him the exercise he needed to keep in trim . . . but these efforts were largely offset by his in- temperance in the steerage. M unching chocolate bars and guzzling milk shakes while conversing with the fountain girls was his idea of how to spend a rainy afternoon. His greatest diversion is running his friends . . . never passing up an opportunity to do so. His smile ... a half guilty thing . . . lights up his face like a pinball machine at 50,000 and makes the ladies love him and then forgive him. OSWEGO NEW YORK BENJAMIN SIMEON DOWD, JR. Benjamo is a New Yorker bom and bred and proud of his heritage of the great city of Gotham and its environs . . . claims to have been bom with a silver cocktail shaker in his hand . . . and is admittedly one of the better bartenders known around these parts . . . lover of the finer things of life ... he appreciates good food . . . good drink and a beautiful girl . . . and is fully capable to take proper care of any or all three ... a supporter of the sport of kings ... he can often be heard to remark that Bewitch is a sure thing in the fifth at Bowie ... a member of the water polo team ... he also tries his hand at golf, tennis and squash . . . but usually prefers his sack or the magnetic charm of Crabtown to any exertion on the athletic field . . . rarely seen without a distinguishing patch of adhesive tape adorning his physiognomy ... a Bull slash extraordinary . . . Mo is fully capable of discussing intelligently the advanced principles of Schopenhauer or Nietzsche . . . and is famed for his superb letter writing style . . . claims he looks much better in tails than in a uniform and would wear them every day of the week if given a chance . . . spends his free time either sailing or working at his easel where he turns out some excellent interior decoration jobs . . . always ready for a party . . . ready with a caustic comment . . . gen- erous . . . kindhearted ... he is a good friend and a pleasure to be with. BELLPORT LONG ISLAND IAN NIARN ERASER Scotty is looking forward to duty aboard Old Ironsides . . . it ' s the only ship left in the Navy with sails, and if a ship doesn ' t have sails . . . Scotty just won ' t be at home. Academics were merely something that broke up sailing trips ... he did fine with them, but they kept him off the bounding bay most of the week. Scotty ' s sunburn lasted from early April to late September ... it made his freckles stand out like Diamond Shoal lightship ... he ruined many a drag ' s complexion . . . but none of them seemed to mind. A charter member of the Hellcats . . . Scotty blew a mean bugle until 1 c year, when he traded the bugle in for the whistle that went with the Corps ' 3 striper outfit. Even in athletics, the laddy wouldn ' t leave his beloved water . . . swimming and water polo filled the days when the yawls were laid up. During first class year he fought the inevitable conflict of yawls vs. football. Sometimes our under- standing failed us . . . imagine giving up two weeks of leave to sail the " Va- marie " to Bermuda ... or a Saturday moming inspection vhen he had a kitten in his confidential locker. Yet, he was not to be dismayed by the never ending system. WAVERLY NEW YORK 219 EDWARD FROTHINGHAM, JR. If you ever vant to find Jimmy easily any Wednesday afternoon just look for a waving bayonet and then follow down the barrel of the attached M-1 until you see a pink cherubic face that beams in blissful complacency . . . square . . . chunky ... his weakness is catsup . . . covers everything he eats with it . . . say how is it on desserts, Jim? Jimmy is one of those fellows with so many little oddities to be remembered by that we don ' t know vi ' hich we ' ll remember longest ... his prized collection of pipes . . . one is usually conspicuously dis ' played in the middle of his face ... his close cropped blond hair ... his un- bounded interest in baseball and Them Bums ... a couple of laughing dimples on an otherwise unexpressive face ... his fanatical need of high quantities of cold fresh air . . . all these little things add up to make Jimmy one of those guys you ' re always glad to have around. He came to Navy after a few years of war- time sea duty with the Navy . . . calm ... a trifle slow moving and to balance this a determination that has mastered things as they came up . . . Jimmy has a certain amount of inherent importance about himself in spite of his quiet nature ... an individual who gets along in this world very nicely. HEMPSTEAD LONG ISLAND UTICA NEW YORK STANTON BERRY GARNER Stan . . . Uncle Stan . . . Stosh ... or just plain Garner is approximately six feet tall plus . . . weighs in at 100 pounds plus and is wanted in sixteen coim- ties in upper state New York by assorted members of the sex ... a New Yorker . . . born and bred . . . tried and acquitted . . . hails from Corning . . . the home of the beer mug you love to touch . . . and more recently from Utica . . . apparently famous only for Stan Garner. Has devoted a large portion of his stretch at Tech to the advancement of culture ... in the military organization . . . particularly in the fields of literary and musical appreciation . . . through the media of the Log and the NA-10 ... an associate editor of the Log and leader of the 10 . . . has contributed much to the common weal (according to friends ) . Being a wheel has its compensatory drawbacks . . . however . . . and the Damoclean deadline, rehearsals, administrative routine all take their meas- ure according to the law of diminishing returns ... to the barber shop. No stranger to the military life and modes . . . coming from a family background of militarism and having served in the citizen army in the recent war ... he headed for West Point . . . but obviously nothing came of it. Voted by his roommates as the man most likely to grub cigarettes . . . Stan Gamer is a man to watch in the future . . . closely. RALPH TALBOT GOODWIN, JR. Ralph ' s passion for reading the Njcw Yorker left no doubt in the minds of his friends that here was a true son of the Empire State ... his home town . . . Scarsdale . . . the home of the typical New Yorker . . . that ' s what the people of Scarsdale say ... his love for the big city and bright lights is understandable. He possesses the ability to read his assignments in a remarkably short time . . . likes to take a light strain on academics . . . not a slash . . . has been known to induce others to take happy hours before P-works and at other inopportune times. His greatest skill lies in shooting the breeze ... is well versed on all subjects and is blessed with a large vocabulary which he uses to dumbfound his semi-illiterate classmates. Always possessing a well-stocked locker of chow ... he became the friend of all the boys in his company. His love for eating was especially apparent in the messhall . . . anyone sitting at his table was in danger of starvation unless some kind of a deal was made with this gourmet. When he forgets his proper bringing up and lets himself go, he can top most any of his friends at having a good time. SCARSDALE NEW YORK 220 FREDERICK HENRV GRALOW He was studying to be an electronics technician ... in the Fleet before he came to us. When he arrived he was immediately possessed with a desire to play football ... he had no previous experience, and went to work on the batt squad. From there he was advanced to the J V outfit . . . determination ... his next step was varsity football ... he made it . . . but a series of unfortunate mishaps intervened . . . these permitted only a sporadic playing of varsity ball from then on. His number one love . . . not football ... is dragging ... he is one of an appalling few that can drag with a fresh zest ... he extracts more fun from one week end of dragging than most get on an entire Christmas leave. When dragging is impossible and football out of the question he draws . . . cartoons and women . . . mostly women. Academics are squeezed in between breakfast and first period formation ... a belligerent arguer . . . two and two equals five . . . black is white . . . anything ... it might be added that he usually proves his point . . . although we ' re not quite sure whom he convinces. He wants to get his fingers back into the electronics pie . . . this is part of his master post-graduate plan which also includes aviation, electronics II, elec- tronics III and aviation. BRONX NEW YORK DOUGLAS BLAXLAND HATMAKER A pipe collection, indicative of his personality ... a love for music . . . accom- panied by a scientific appreciation . . . earnestness to a hyper degree . . . methodical in every action. Every move is planned and weighed . . . every comment is judiciously spoken and chosen . . . cleaning a pipe necessitates a series of subsidiary actions ... the desk must be carefully and scrupulously cleared of all extraneous matter, by neat and logical processes ... so all things are at his immediate command ... the pipe is studied and then cleaned. Ability for producing finished plans of any known piece of machinery with a rapid . . . but always deliberate . . . flourish of the chalk . . . pencil ... or hand. There is no such thing as an argument ... it is a formal debate, with each party involved receiving a fair share of the expressing time . . . there is no such thing as intuition ... it is the result of a solution arrived at by meticulous planning ... all scrap paper is folded and placed in the proper receptical. Precise . . . resolute . . . quiet . . . sober ... an excellent pistol shot . . . yet the possessor of a hearty laugh . . . when the Hat laughs all is well . . . and it is frequent enough to be encouraging. SCHENECTADY NEW YORK DUDLEY HOLSTEIN The vociferous lad in the front row of any athletic contest for the four long years we spent at Navy ... the Brooklyn accent minus the pop bottle ... the ardent supporter of the home team . . . that ' s the Dud. Dud in name only, when not exercising his home town prerogative from the stands he was sure to be found dragging ... or helping some one else to drag ... he could always be counted on to entertain the girl friend for a round or two at any hop. An elec- trician ' s mate in pre-Academy days ... he was one of the most sought after partners in the Juice lab. Otherwise academics came through perseverance . . . the kind that put him above the sacred 2.5 twice during plebe year after going into the exams unsat. With the Executive Department he made out with a bang . . . they were always looking him up for one reason or another. When soccer, touch football or gym did not drag him away ... his spare minutes were consumed working out a skillful finesse in a bridge game with his buddies . . . or pasting pictures of yawl trips and dragging week ends in his memory book. Dudley is one of those people who knows how to enjoy a week end and lives to enjoy them. Hamburgers at Antoinettes ... a hard-fought sports con- test ... a sailing trip ... a lovely drag . . . anyone of them constituted a complete week end for him. BROOKLYN NEW YORK 221 ROBERT DINSMORE HUNTINGTON, JR. The Huntington clan ' s fourth generation to graduate from Navy Tech, Bob came to Armapolis direct from the Coast Guard after having attended St. Paul ' s School in Concord, N.H., and Ashville School. A cosmopolitan socialite from Mill Neck, Long Island; Newport, Rhode Island; and Palm Beach, Florida. Bob has been pretty near everywhere there is to go in the Eastern United States. A varsity soccer man and batt swimmer; termis . . . squash . . . and golf en- thusiast in his off moments. Robert seems more inclined toward the more gentle indoor sports such as billiards and dancing. On week ends when not engaged in the latter, Bob spends his time adding hours to his private pilot ' s license ... or snapping pictures for the Trident magazine and calendar . . . the Log and the Lucky Bag. Although not too interested in the run-of-the-mill ' Academy ' textbooks ... he is nonetheless well read and well informed on a wide range of subjects . . . always ready for a good party . . . congenial . . . generous . . . witty ... a past-master at the art of polite invective. Bob will always be high on our list of friends in and out of the service. MILL NECK LONG ISLAND BUFFALO NEW YORK CHARLES JOSEPH KELLY Kelly . . . the kid from Canisius . . . son of a Buffalo Irishman ... a big fellow with close, curley blond hair ... a typical Irishman ... a good guy to know . . . and a good guy to have around ... no matter what you are doing. He came to Annapolis from the queen city of the lakes after obtaining a d egree at Canisius College . . . Buffalo, New York. A better than average golfer ... a tennis opponent of Bobby Riggs ... an ardent follower of the stock market . . . whew . . . this couli go on forever . . . and a former Hollywood movie star . . . of the Carmen Miranda days. C. J. ' s talents and interests are well diversified ... his favorite method of absorbing academics is ictwcen mp ... a habit which he finds far from unsuccessful, but often confusing ... he wakes up not wondering where it ' s coming from . . . but what his next meal will be. With all that, Charles is not lazy ... he is not lacking in ambition ... a fact that, aided by his savoir faire and amazing ability to surroimd himself with outstanding personalities, should stand him in good stead. A man-about-town . . . the man to see about what to eat and where to get it . . . always ready for a party . . . any party . . . anywhere . . . any time. The combination of his smooth golf . . . his smooth line . . . and his imruffled appearance . . . should make him a social success in any circle. WILLIAM JEROME LAUBENDORFER The New Yorker ... in the flesh. What makes him tick is a study m habits . . . a cigarette ... a scotch and soda ... an accordion ... a baseball glove . . . they all add up to Bill. You have to know him to see how they fit together . . . but they do. Already there appears t vo glaring omissions ... fill them with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Rockefeller Center and the summary is complete. A day with Bill is a killer to everyone but Bill. It starts early and ends late . . . but Bill takes it without even a sign of a strain. Watch it now . . . here we go. Crawl out of the sack . . . grope for the radio . . . shave . . . crawl into some clothes . . . now the paper . . . Steve Canyon, Terry and the Pirates . . . that ' s enough . . . stagger to chow . . . consumes anything but thiri-wing-green omelet hash and scrambled eggs. Back in the hole to review the day ' s work . . . pause . . . think of next week end. Stroll to class, N.Y.U. fashion . . . diimer . . . pause . . . think of next week end. Back to the hole to read the mail . . . prac- tice accordion ... or get the baseball glove ... or hit the sack. Still, life to Bill is on subway, elevator and G.A. . . . that is, in New York. NEW YORK NEW YORK 222 JOHN RODMOND McMAHON The Babe from the Bronx . . . one of the more superb bridge players turned out by Navy Tech ... the kind of guy who could play three no trump blindfolded ... in his right mind . . . Outwardly heedless of the academic axe suspended by a thread . . . there was always that gravy when exam time rolled around . . . never starred . . . excelled in that inexact science of outwitting the Execu- tive Department . . . rarely called upon the mat . . . appearing to be a paragon of virtue to the gold braid . . . could turn out foolproof statements . . . wound up the end of the year with a small percentage of the demos that were theo- retically owed to the record . . . hot and cold alternately with the women . . . leaves started with ravings of the charms and beauty of not a few of his pro- spective drags . . . ended with mumblings of vague declarations about women . . . the scourge of mankind, etc. . . . non-dragging week ends were a terrific pace . . . Mac was forced to drag again . . . the cycle began . . . never ended . . . Mac . . . the antithesis of the blues . . . happy-go-lucky . . . carefree . . seriousness with sound judgment when appropriate ... a feast . . . frolic ... or a fight . . . the Fleet will not be disappointed. NEW YORK NEW YORK I MURRAY MENKES An aspirant to the naval service since his days in knee pants . . . entered the Academy just three weeks after graduation from Brooklyn Academy Prep School . . . educational background not too well suited for the Naval Academy but . . . well . . . whose is? An inability to pass by Albright ' s without pur- chasing a couple of records regardless of the flatness of his wallet . . . usually lacking the necessary cash for a week end as result . . . always managed to secure the money in time . . . dragging week ends blemished his fine conduct record ... his habitual inability to say good night quickly ... a walking advertise- ment for draggle top . . . despised combining his hair as comb invariable got tangled in his crop of curls ... his feet perpetually propped up on his desk while studying, Murray, besides exhibiting the style and technique of an executive, showed deep consideration for his roommate . . . always wearing socks and slippers while in the above position. A love for football founded during his high school days, carried him through as manager of Navy ' s 150 lb. football team . . . followed all sports activities like a bloodhound ... an engaging smile . . . loquacity sparkled with spirited wit . . . typical humor of a Brooklynite . . . hopes to have his laughter echo from the corming tower of a sub. BROOKLYN NEW YORK CHARLES MERTZ, III This kid started early . . . made the jump from Brooklyn to Poughkeepsie before he got his first pair of long pants. Taken up with women who seem to be profit- ing by the fact . . . redheads . . . blondes . . . anything as long as they aren ' t bald . . . that in itself is pretty serious . . . you ' re right he ' s a pretty serious fellow . . . levelheaded . . . next to women, give him some good chow . . . pretty practical fellow, huh? . . . but these things don ' t prevent him from being an avid hunting and fishing fan . . . just to make a more confusing situation he likes music . . . and in his odd moments he lobbies for the 22nd, polygamy, amend- ment . . . Charlie can fit in just about anywhere ... he got an early start and learned the poultry art on his Dad ' s chicken farm and then went to nearby Vassar to apply his newly acquired education . . . since then it has been a battle to see which pullet could start him thinking about that cute little nest in the country . . . but Charlie is still very much the roving type ... he has his eyes on big things in the Fleet . . . nothing less than both wings and dolphins . . . if they are anything like women you ' ll get ' em. NEW PALTZ NEW YORK 223 DONALD ROBERT MORRIS Don was rarely on speaking terms with any of the Academic Departments . except Bull. Youngster summer a horrified Math prof discovered that he still didn ' t know exactly what a cosine was, but the 2.50 he salvaged from that course was as close to the line as he ever went. In Bull it was a totally different story, Don spent most of his spare time reading, and floated through all they had to offer. Fawst? Aher ick hahe es schon auf Dcutsch gclesen! Wurie iass mrlcliclic slashing sein He worked for the Triient all four years, practically writing one or two issues singlehanded. First class year he was managing editor. Everyone insisted he was tone deaf, but he continued to warble Waltzing Matilda during showers until all hands were convinced that he had the worst voice in Bancroft Hall. Don achieved something of a record by man- aging to get to Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, England, and France during second class leave. He returned to Navy with a " Short Snorter " bill, and the firm conviction that three hours in Pigalle did more for French than two years work with the Dago Department. A Red Mike of the first water, he broke down about twice a year, to drag. NEW YORK NEW YORK SEA CLIFF NEW YORK CHARLES EDGAR RANSOM, JR. Chuck was the little guy bouncing along to class on the excused squad . . . with the blond frizz of hair cropped to a crew-cut. The day sick-in-room was discontinued was the darkest day in Chollies Academy life ... for he was an expert on the administrative details of the Medical Department and could buffalo his way out of any rough period . . . many a medical officer-of-the-day succumbed to his line of ailments. Prior to his preping days at Branden ' s and to his entrance into the Naval Academy, he used to work for an electrical company . . . and walk small dogs in the park . . . how that ties together we know not . . . all of this, in the City of Sea Cliff, New York ... the old home town. After such broadening experiences in life . . . Chuck was ready for Navy . . . where he spent his time winning varsity letters through participation on the gym team. More in line with his attitude toward life is his love for poetry and good music. His hobby is collecting guns and knives ... he truely enjoyed displaying to his goggle-eyed admirers his glittering array of sanguinary weapons. A good mixer ... a party man . . . any party so long as it ' s well stocked . . . with people who want to have a good time. He feels that he must see the other Navy ... the one beyond the Severn . . . before he is sure he is a died-in-the-wool Navy man ... of course . . . that might take thirty years to see. HIGHLAND FALLS NEW YORK RICHARD UNDERHILL SCOTT Rich, oddly enough, hails from that spot on this globe of ours that boasts a school that claims to rival the Naval Academy ... the Military Academy, I think they call it, where his father used to run the cadet store ... he has, how- ever, in his four years at Navy overcome this serious obstacle and has even reached the point where he is recognized as a somewhat legendary figure on this dear old campus of ours . . . but seriously . . . Dick is recognized as one of the finest if not the finest man in his class . . . captain of Navy ' s football team . . . consistently president of his class . . . being elected unanimously for the last three years . . . liked and respected by all from the lowest plebe to the officers of the Executive Department . . . Useful, has proved a constant help to men of all classes ... a tremendous force in the promoting of morale in the brigade . . . a power in the uniting of his class ... a superb athlete ... a superlative leader . . . and a great guy . . . always a friendly greeting for everyone he meets ... a wonderful memory for names and the likes and dislikes of others ... he im- mediately puts you at ease . . . quiet . . . reserved . . . with a wonderful sense of humor . . . great common sense . . . and a wonderful friend ... he has left his mark on the Naval Academy and it is one that will not soon be forgotten. 224 I I 7 EDWIN JOSEPH SUTTER Pop Sutter is a New York cop . . . not a flat foot, one of the more important cogs in the Knickerbocker wheels of law and order . . . and proud of the ex- amples he sets for the city cliif dwellers. Understandably he moved young, prankish Ed to the wilds of Long Island in the early stages of his career. There he grew and with him grew the Sutter philosophy ... the perfect picture of the easy way to enjoy life . . . can you imagine a Kentucky colonel with a double scotch at the Copa bar? . . . it ' s true. New York is the only place on earth . . . and the only time to be there, awake, is after dark. His athletic prowess begins and ends in his nickname. Fireball ... an admission by all who know him that when the spirit moves him, Ed can pitch a mean ball. Strictly a-lovc mc or leave m(, I couldn ' t care less . . . casanova type of individual except when the chips are down . . . when a serious thought does enter his head the results are bound to be gratifying. Ed is known by his classmates and friends as a conscientious person . . . one capable of great things ... so long as they happen in New York. QUEENS VILLAGE NEW YORK ROBERT GIBSON TOBIN, JR. Bob Tobin . . . contrary to his vigorous assertions of being the laziest man ever to enter the Naval Academy ... is actually one of the most energetic to ever wield a slide rule. His afternoons . . . taken up with 150 pound football in the fall . . . wrestling in the winter . . . and lacrosse in the spring . . . found him at the height of activity. Bob had little time for anything else but sleep . . . and during evening study hour he could usually be found in supine condi- tion or in varying states of incoherence. Next to sleeping . . . Bob loves most to go on liberty. Here he is in his prime. The stories he brings back from these revels are only exceeded by the sigh of relief of the O.D when he arrives back at the Academy. His continual good humor ... his unusually friendly atti- tude . . . and his love of all types of wine . . . women . . . and song make him a charming companion. Due to a certain ectat he has achieved in the eyes of the Executive Department he has become a charter member . . . along with many of his company mates ... of the E.D. club. A thoroughly swell guy ... his honesty . . . humor . . . and all-around good fellowship will keep him long in our thoughts. PORT WASHINGTON NEW YORK JAMES KEATING WELSH, JR. Jim has but one thought in mind ... to serve his hitch and get back to the farm . . . never is he happier than when sitting behind his Oliver " 70 " with a plow tacked on behind. Every leave he has spent milking a herd of cows at five a.m. dally! . . . following the whole routine of farm life. Few classmates know that J. K. used to play semi-pro hockey at the age of fifteen . . . two broken ankles some time later caused steady employment at handball, crew and pushball. While not a Red Mike, Jim watches his step with the conniving females . . . has made up his mind to stay single until the ripe age of 24 . . . however, if a curvacious lass with the right perfume corners him ... he will prove that he is human after all. Coming to the Academy with his military school background. It was only natural that he be a rigid, regulation plebe . . . but after a touch of youngster year, he soon joined the boys, and though not exactly nonreg, his salt can fool many people. So if you want to look Jim up just ask any citizen of Chester, N.Y., where Farmer Welsh lives and you shall soon locate him. CHESTER NEW YORK 225 PAUL FRANCIS ABEL A fello v with a snappy comeback . . . and the countenance and demeanor to go with it . . . never at a loss for words . . . that ' s Paul. If you ' re ever feeling down and out, his infectious grin and I couldn ' t care less attitude . . . will do your despondency no end of good. His four great passions are, in order of rank: The girl friend ... a letter every day, his love for the New York stations . . . none other can compare, batt squash . . . he ' s just an expert, and the fact that he once met Jimmy Durante . . . that accounts for his happy attitude. Hailing from the New Jersey Mosquito Flats . . . which overlook busy New York harbor . . . influenced his decision to follow the sea. Besides, he comes from a long line of sailors . . . My great grandfather was cahin hoy on t ie ship that took ' H.a oleon to St. Helena. In spite of the fact that he saw a couple of classmates swabbing down the decks in a torrent of rain on yoimgster cruise ... a fact that shook his rock- like faith ... he still claims he is glad he threw in his lot with the USN. He spurs himself to greater heights with roughly two hours of sack time every afternoon . . . listening to semi-classics on his record player . . . week-end drag- ging . . . which really isn ' t a bad way to be inspired. BAYONNE NEW JERSEY I WILLIAM RUSSELL AYERS The practical joker . . . There has to be one in every group . . . Willie is a super at the job . . . grapenuts in your sack? . . . better check with Willie . . . Steam kits mysteriously become unlatched and empty their contents all over the terrace just before the Nav P-work ... all eyes turn to Willie . . . wouldn ' t this be a dull place without men like Willie? . . . but his practical joking is only one of Willie ' s many talents . . . what can you do with these people who compose poetry for their letters to the femmes? . . . Willie says it works wonders . . . we can ' t dispute that . . . they actually follow him around . . . The Willie Ayers Fan Club is the coming thing in the neighboring cities . . . but all this attention still doesn ' t change Willie ' s cynical attitude toward Ameri- can womanhood . . . Willie ' s genius at spur of the moment lyrics for any popular tune keeps him ever in the forefront . . . the Leg and Trident give evi- dence of his talents in ink sketches . . . this fellow does just about everything . . . coming to Navy was the answer to Willie ' s life long dream . . . it ' s rumored that he had a six-foot Academy seal inlaid in his bedroom floor at home ... a tour in V-5 got him used to the uniform before we got him ... a flare for aviation and definite ability have put wings on his list of musts. TEANECK NEW JERSEY HI BLOOMFIELD NEW JERSEY GEORGE TOMLINSON BAL2ER The name is strictly Prussian . . . very much like his n me, his interests . . . chiefly military. In his youth . . . showed a keen interest in guns . . . marveled at military might . . . guns and the military have been in his life ever since. Foimd time to develop his personality in a broad plain . . . attended Seton Hall Prep ... he pursued the classics . . .Greek . . . Latin . . . the sciences. His mind is essentially mechanical ... in his glory tinkering with some gadget . . . lighters seem to be his specialty. After school . . . felt the military urge . . . joined the Marine Corps. There he foimd his niche in ordnance. His field narrowed from general ordnance to small arms and aviation arms. Was in his glory as an instructor in small arms ... at Quantico. His qualities of leadership were recognized ... he was appointed to the USNA. He doesn ' t participate in varsity sports ... is up among the top in Brigade non-varsity sports . . . handball . . . squash . . . etc. One of those rare things ... a serious- minded person with a sense of humor. After he graduates he will return to his first love . . . the Marine Corps. George will make a success of his military career. He has all his eggs in that one basket so it ' s all or nothing . . . well, not quite nothing. 226 I i LEVON BERBERIAN, JR. Physical Culture . . . tlwt ' s tlic stitjf or mc, says Lee as the muscle developer stretches beyond the elastic limit . . . and the bags in the gym also take a terrific beating as he works his way towards an Atlas build ... all afternoon at the punching bag . . . slugging with a rcpititious monody . . . one two . . . one two three . . . one two . . . the shuffle . . . the meandering gait . . . the bear walk . . . loves to sail . . . when he has a drag along . . . that gives him an excuse to leave the lines alone and not make mistakes. When the eyebrows go up . . . look out ... a bum dope story is on the way ... he originated, developed and sold that sensational one about the trip to Florida for aviation youngster spring ... we think he gets his dope via short wave vibrations. After a few quick rounds he was the 8th company boxing champ plebe year. A plunger ... to the bottom non-stop is his favorite method of cooling off. The bluebeard . . . shaves eight times a day . . . gets terrific cigarettes: Phantoms, Atoms, Leightons, Purple Tigers . . . people have smoked them and lived . . . but they quit smoking. What the hell . . . he ' s a good guy ... he loves his mother . . . he ' s kind to little children and stray dogs . . . I ' m asking you . . . what else? UNION CITY NEW JERSEY ALBERT EDWARD CONORD A versatile lad with a sense of humor . . . likes a joke, and most of the time it ' s on you. His love of music doesn ' t stop with listening to it ... he likes to sing it . . . and arrange it. Has a love for the pigskin . . . loves to toss it around with the one hundred and fifty pounders. Has a love for houses . . . loves to dream up plans . . . and put them down on paper . . . hopes to live in one some day . . . in Jersey. Everything he does he does well . . . and he does everything. He even takes a strain on academics ... a full-time job in itself. Energetic . . . but not flighty . . . never appears to be in a hurry . . . always takes plenty of time ... so he ' ll be sure not to miss a chance for a good crack ... or a practical joke. This is the fellow who would greet you in the corridor . . . with a smile . . . and a quick comeback for anything you had to say . . . even early in the morning. If you are in the mood for a good story . . . find Al . . . he ' s got a million . . . all good. If you are in the mood for some stimulating shoptalk . . . find Al . . . he knows the answers. A professional sailor from the word go ... an organizer and a planner ... a fellow with ideas of how to improve anything ... no mat- ter how near perfect it is ... a little guy . . . with a lot of go . . . and go he will ... all the way up. BLOOMFIELD NEW JERSEY RICHARD NELVILLE HALL, II A product of gay Paree, Dick reverted the proclamation La ayctte, wc arc crc when the future Marine landed at ye ole USNA. Richard bears light reddish hair on the crest of his tall stature, and upholds the ever-acknowledged attri- butes of this characteristic with his bottomless source of energy. Lieutenant Hall found expression for this inherent rigor at Navy with membership on the track and cross-country teams. Capturing N awards in both of these sports filled the major part of his afternoon activities. A natural shark at billiards or ping-pong, Dick prevailed as a top challenger for any classmate seeking rec- reational diversion in Smoke Hall. Doesn ' t smoke, doesn ' t drink . . . unless you ' ve got one to offer! An alumnus of Exeter and Princeton, Streak-of-Light gained early much of the learning of the scholars and together with his personal stick-to-itiveness rarely knew a falter with academic encounters. Popularity among his associations with the fairer sex exemplified itself when a dragging week end came into view . . . something seldom missed by the man who would run two miles for an early morning eye opener. A tact that wins the praise of those associated with him and a poise that makes him master of situations bestow on Rich a prowess which is destined to award him dividends in Uncle Sam ' s Marines . MORRiSTOWN NEW JERSEY 227 ANDREW McINTYRE Take ' er down . . . Gilmore Hall . . . New London . . . forward torpedo tubes . . . after battery . . . crash dive . . . are all familiar terms to Mac. This Navy Junior who has spent time in the Philippines . . . Hawaii . . . East and West coasts still can ' t forget subs ... he has taken leave time for sub-training. His philosophy of life ... to absorb all the hard knocks . . . never heard him com- plain plebe year . . . taking whatever comes along is the best teacher. His shrewd, manly, quick witted humor has kept us entertained many stormy nights ... he plays the game of life taking an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth to the dismay of whomever he battles against. As one of the more con- scientious men we were associated with, Mac kept us straight in our loyalty by some well-selected stories of the better life in the Navy. Coming back from classes you could always know Mac by his chant I bilged, I hilgei . . . He had merely lost another round with the Academic Department. In fact, we carried him back from class almost as many times as we carried him off the athletic field. Even though he had a game leg he still wanted to play the roughest sports. RIDGEWOOD NEW JERSEY POINT PLEASANT BEACH NEW JERSEY EDWARD WILLIAM MEYERS It is actually an impossibility to think of Big Ed Meyers without thinking . . . in the same picture ... of photographs . . . Meyers crawling over cannons, planes, buildings, and scaffolds to get a picture . . . spending hours in the pale light of the darkroom giving his pictures a breath of the Meyers ' ex- cellence . . . attending every activity . . . lugging a camera and a suitcase full of supplies . . . flashbulbs, shades, filters, tripods, floodlights, and all the impedimenta of photography ... a Stieglitz at Navy ... a photographer before entry . . . Meyers, E. W., photographer ' s mate ... for three years. Three years which made him a Navy man . . . he ' ll stay for the full thirty ... his feeling here goes beyond Blue and Gold . . . it ' s almost incomprehensible. He has adopted the practice of devoting his off hours to academics . . . the main body of his time being spent in the darkroom or roaming around making pictures . . . getting up at midnight and working in the photo-lab until reveille . . . sleeping in class . . . wake Mp, M r. Meyers. A continual smile ... of a man who enjoys his work ... an ardent arguer . . . with some of the most colorful in- sults one can hear ... a completely unified character . . . with a manner to match. Within the covers of this book you find a monument to the Meyers ' excellence ... a photographic memento of four years at Navy. THOMAS HENRY NUGENT, JR. Constant worries . . . peaceful college ... a rattling train . . . and the realiza- tion of a long period of time ... a player of records ... a studier of academics ... a possessor of a smile ... a studier of academics. A seriousness of mind . . . a seriousness of activity . . . amiable . . . friendly. The unfortunate victim of having a name the people refuse to pronounce correctly . . . the most common Nugg-ent (actually it rhymes with Newjent). This induces that smile ... so familiar to associates . . . happy throughout a conversation . . . rarely initiates one ... a listener. Likes swimming on the squad (sub) . . . horseback . . . skiing. Normality is the keynote . . . says he has never accomplished any thing spectacular . . . just a normal guy going along . . . like a lot of people ... he has failed to realize that the admission in itself is an expression of individuality. Attended St. Peter ' s college where he met with more success than his espoused normality would indicate . . . just going along with his eye on the objective . . . taking all things as they arrive ... no remarks ... no explosions ... no frustrations . . . just making his way. Vanishing to the farm . . . ambling through the woods plinking at the local fauna . . . relaxation. JERSEY CITY NEW JERSEY 228 RICHARD STRUYK Buck . . . the singing cowboy of Bancroft Hall . . . came to the Naval Academy from the west . . . West Paterson, New Jersey, that is. His songs accompanied by his ever-present guitar . . . pronounced geetar . . . helped to liven up those long, cold, winter evenings when the gang gathered in Buck ' s B-hole Bunkhousc to hear the Rattling Cannonball and those never failing commercials for Pe-runa . . . the magic cure ' all for all aches and pains. Not restricted to musical pro- ficiency alone, Buck displayed much ability m other arts. His skill in drawing can be seen in the art ot this Lucky Bag as well as previous ones, other Academy publications, and in the back of numerous mate logs. This capability made Engineering Drawing a snap for him . . . bilging plebes knew his room number and help was freely and willingly given. He has a taste for all kinds of music from symphony to swing but a passion for Montana Slim ' s records ... a flair for brunettes ... I should say a brunette ... an uncanny ability to arrive at formations never more than five seconds early ... a love for his ' 33 Chewy . . . faculty for writing long letters and making long telephone calls . . . usually collect ... a capacity for making friends ... a deep philosophy of life . . . and many of the virtues and few of the vices of man. PATERSON NEW JERSEY FRANCIS JOHN SUTTILL, JR. Away, away with book and rules . . . here comes F. J. Suttool was the familiar chant whenever F. J. was academically on the loose . . . from high above Cayuga ' s ■waters this lad soon became famous for his scholastic prowess ... for he firmly held while at the Academy that first and foremost one must have a virtual passion to learn ... his specialty was Juice . . . the subject groimdwork necessary for him to realize his ambition to one day become an electronics expert in the Fleet. This veteran in the Battle of the Books aided many a floundering classmate in their struggle with engineering . . . both electrical and marine . . . enabling them to cope with Tecumseh . . . the sometimes over- bearing god of 2.5. Active and willing . . . the Jersey beaver vented his addi- tional energies in sports . . . and as the business manager of the Trident magazine. There was one field only in which Slipstick Sutt was not totally eager .. . in the field of dragging he was particularly cautious . . . though a Cornell man . . . steeped in his Alma Mater ' s tradition of comely coeds . . . F. J. was a watchful-waiting Red Mike whose sole and favorite drag was his my own Sis. Those who knew him at the Academy feel . . . that ashore or afloat . . . this spark plug will steam confidently ahead at flank speed. COLLINGSWOOD NEW JERSEY KARL REVERE THIELE Loss by the Towaco, N.J., Volunteer Fire Department of the youngest of its first string smoke-eaters was Navy ' s gain. Karl is a born blue-water man, hails from New England seafaring and journalistic stock and comes naturally by his yen for submarines. His many friends knew him to be a good man to have along ... a kind of fellow who took things in stride and yet had an eye for the lighter things in life . . . like watching the sun copper-tint a drag ' s hair. Obstacles never stopped him . . .. always willing to do a friend a favor. He seemed to possess two separate personalities . . . one carefree and debonair, the other conscientious and serious . . . composing an interesting fellow. A yachting grandfather taught him the niceties of eggshell landings. His drags were numerous as he believed in variety. His leaves were traditionally Navy, symbolized by an empty sack and exuberant enthusiasm for New York City and the Jersey countryside. Guns, sailing and swimming were his hobbies with batt football as a main avocation. Neither an Adonis nor esthete, he had the appreciation of a poet for good music and literature, the practicality of an industrialist in the day ' s work, and a stem faith in the system of rates. The guy ' s got Navy-blue in his backbone and is proud of it. TOWACO NEW JERSEY 229 WILLIAM ABROMITIS, JR. An individual . . . never classified as small ... or petite . . . this tenth of a ton of bulging muscle barged in on Navy Tech. Attended Pitt and Penn State . . . V-5 . . . played football for both ... the same season. Bill will challenge . . . and defeat ... all comers in his pet pastime . . . hand wrestling . . . still takes second place to his father. Never worried about academics ... is the proud possessor of the boon to students ... a photographic mind . . . scans the pages . . . closes the book . . . recites verbatim. Moves about a dance floor with the ease of a nymph despite his size ... a familiar sight . . . Abbro grinning . . . whirling through a wild jitterbug number. Constantly beefing about the in- efficiency of Navy barbers . . . their inability to do justice to a real head of hair . . . derives little consolation from our insistance that his receding hair line is just exposing more of his handsome countenance. Serious at times . . . capable of deep thought and its written expression . . . jovial . . . keen- witted. His ancestry must contain a portion of Eskimo . . . fresh air fiend to a fault . . . insists on wide open window s all year round . . . plumbers w ish him well because of the two complete sets of pipes which had to be replaced after they burst ... a guy gotta hnath . . . don ' t kc? TAMAQUA PENNSYLVANIA I RICHARD THOMAS FRANCIS AMBROGI Would you like to meet Dick Ambrogi, the real Saturday Evening Post Dick? Well, first of all he came from Upper Darby High where he did everything except sub for the janitor. He starred in football, track, basketball and various and simdry other forms of savage amusement. Socially, he ' ll always make out inasmuch as he ' s a one-man, three ring circus even though it takes him four months to tell a terrifically lousy joke. Oh, by the way, one of his most re- splendent characteristics is a very dogged determination to do what he tries, and do it well. You know what I mean . . . don ' t give up that Math prob, Dick . . . that ' s what he was know ' d as m them thar days. I suppose that this quality would make him a good Naval officer. To touch on the more serious side of Dick ' s life is no trivial matter inasmuch as from outward appearances he gives you the impression that there isn ' t anything that has ever perturbed him. Seriously though, there has never been a time when a ready hand of assistance was not forthcoming from the Brog. Whenever any of the boys had their chips down, there will always be a little corner of our hearts set aside with a meaningful inscription . . . Dick Ambrogi. UPPER DARBY PENNSYLVANIA DAVID ALLAN BEADLING Happy Dave . . . laughing Dave . . . Dave of the glorious tenor . . . never one to let a person go by without some cheery word of greeting ... his room the habitual meeting place for after-chow bull sessions ... his sack the logical site for a study-hour tussle . . . never complaining . . . merely . . . Oop another number iornn tke drain . . . almost always to be found sporting some out- landish headdress in a vain attempt to curb the eccentricity of his unruly locks . . . which closely resemble the bristles of a wire brush . . . amazing ability to match the name and the face . . . and to come forth with a humorous handle that almost invariably stuck . . . athletics . . . ivho, mc . . . vk-vk . . . nevertheless roused himself on occasion to do battle on the football field or in the wrestling loft . . . unbelievably lazy at times . . . I ' m worVxng on it . . . iavi it iy tomorrow . . . don ' t worry about a thing . . . sparkling personality . . . slow to take offense . . . quick to forgive . . . the man to whom everyone told their troubles . . . loyal . . . honest . . . and sincere. The Beadle is probably the only guy on cruise who can spend three days in a director without the control officer knowing he was there . . . quiet . . . that ' s the word for him . . . when he wants to be . . . otherwise . . . lookout. PROSPECT PARK PENNSYLVANIA 230 w DOUGLAS GRAYSON BUCHANAN Smokes stinky cigarettes . . . tall . . . good natured . . . this coal miner ' s vices stop with cigarettes . . . abhors demon rum . . . polkas are his passion . . . and when he starts waving his stomping eleven and half around he is actually a hazard to navigation ... as extreme in his reserved manner with crowds as he is free and easy when among friends . . . loves a good practical joke ... in- dustrious . . . efficient . . . neat and shipshape . . . smart and seamanlike ... a shy little smile that is half embarrassing and half impish . . . pretty easygoing but a cyclone if he ever gets started ... his long lean frame is easily spotted from a distance ... he leans over against an imaginary wind as he fights forward at an unstable gait . . . Buck is the kid next door with enough trifling peculi- arities to make him human ... set in his habits . . . conventional views and opinions . . . conscientious ... it is obvious that Buck is not the person you turn around to look at on the street . . . he ' s more the friend you turn to when you need a hand ... or the fellow you get to do a job when you want some- something done right . . . the plugger . . . the dependable . . . the stalwart that forms the foundation of any undertaking ... the quiet person who docs things and doesn ' t say too much about them . . . how he ever got mixed up with polkas is one to think over . . . but there he is . . . all feet and motion ... as long as the band plays. LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA ROBERT GEORGE BUECHLER A tall man with a sharp nose ... a pointed chin ... a quiet manner ... a smooth disposition . . . and a lot of friends. Glassport ... the home he originally forsook for the Marine Corps . . . the outfit he left for the Navy . . . the service in which he intends to stick. Truly a savoiric addition to tFe latter. Capable of deft manipulations with the sage slipstick . . . not a slash ... a natural . . . enjoys a few rounds with any Math or mechanic ' s manual any time. Thoughts of an OAO back in Podunk sufficed m lieu of a rigorous dragging schedule at the Academy . . . rather on weekends he was found keeping a straight left arm out on the golf course ... the winter snows preventing year- round participation the rest of his spare time was consumed engaging in sack duty and vigilant dial doodling tuning in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A connoisseur of good music . . . good food . . . and a good time. Post Academy plans are laid about the Navy ... he has acquired a fondness for it which was lacking in his sojourn with the Marines . . . desires small ships and subs . . . never averse to the tackling of a difficult job ... an asset to any branch . . . and an asset to his four year tour of the Naval Academy ... a highly successful four years for him. GLASSPORT PENNSYLVANIA JOHN MEREDITH DAVIS Settled down in Pennsylvania, after living in several states . . . attended high school in Hanover, Pa. . . . played football, basketball and track . . . president of high school class . . . specializes in pipe collecting, hunting, fishing, golf. Has been making plans for his wedding for years . . . likes classical records and any form of chow . . . traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Played batt football plebe year but concentrated on track . . . became an N-star-man. Claims that he needs more sleep while here but always ready to go on liberty . . . obtained name of Juan de San Juan in Puerto Rico. Never had trouble with academics although he constantly moans how badly he bilged . . . thinks that he should be a buzz boy . . . it ' s a toss up between the Marine Corps and Naval Air Corps ... has a perfect right to say that everyone looks up to (see) him. Achieved nation-wide publicity during operation Camid . . . voted charter member of the Giraffe Club of ' 48-B. Always keeping class- mates in good humor . . . Juan will find the way ... no matter which road he desires to travel. STEWARTSTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 231 DANIEL THOMAS DEIBLER Danny worked with the Army at their Pentagon long enough to learn that he wanted to get as far away from them as possible . . . That naturally led to Navy ... he still hasn ' t decided which is the lesser of the two evils. Danny in his search for photographic subjects discovered women ... he thinks they are rather a decent hobby in their own right. An honor student in high school, he attributes it to the fact that his science teacher took a maternal interest :n him . . . that rather cute science teacher didn ' t see the gleam in Danny ' s eye or she would have been more concerned with self defense than with education. Photography takes him on some quaint missions . . . we ' ve got used to seeing him hanging out of windows and climbing trees . . . but when he stands on his head to get an ants eye view of Santee Basin we wonder if it isn ' t becoming more of an obsession than a hobby. Music is his pitfall ... he does all right on the listening end of the proposition . . . but when he tries to duplicate what he has just heard something bad happens . . . how one person can make musical hash out of such nice songs is still a mystery to his roommate . . . but that doesn ' t keep him from trying . . . you just can ' t keep a happy heart down. SUNBURY PENNSYLVANIA DEAN CANON DOUGLAS From the Garden Spot of the World . . . Ridley Park, that is . . . and it ' s in Pennsylvania . . . Doug was transported to Navy . . . this done via the Farragut Academy ... of medium height . . . black hair . . . which is never mussed up . . . are the characteristics which mark the character, Doug. Dry witted . . . good one for tall stories . . . you never know when you are getting snowed under . . . and tooie you might 05 well get used to it, you ' re going into the Flat aren ' t you, is his answer to all gripes. His nature, amiable and carefree . . . plebe academics gave him trouble but from then on things were rosey . . . finding his dreams more pleasant than calculus, his bed much softer than the chair. Dapper took all Vkfith an easy stride . . . athletics . . . experience gained at Farragut with the rifle allowed him to coast to a position on the Navy varsity squad for three years ... his firing was most creditable to say the least . . . also a good lacrosse man . . . ask the opponents, they ' ll show you the welts. For dragging ... it wasn ' t now and then for Doug . . . just every possible week end . . . always a beauty . . . the field narrowed down . . . and the OAO from Baltimore became tlic one. For Navy life or for civilian life, Doug is the man. RIDLEY PARK PENNSYLVANIA EMIL MERVIN EYLER A mistake from the very beginning he claims . . . five girls, then the answer to his mother ' s prayers ... a boy. Curious about everything . . . school days busy . . . fingers in lots of pies . . . dramatics . . . publications . . . musicals . . . sports. High school . . . graduation. Early in 1941 he left York to enter the Navy . . . three years of duty in the Atlantic and Pacific . . . the South Pacific . . . the islands . . . the Blue Pacific . . . the Japs. He arrived at the Naval Academy as a quartermaster first . . . just off the boat and ships: trans- ports . . . P.T. ' s . . . Aaron Ward . . . LCI ' s . . . LSM ' s. Always good for some unused, luitold sea stories ... a winning mannered sea dog ... a chest full of ribbons . . . energy and zest all the way to the bottom. Varsity swimming . . . track . . . soccer . . . any sport. He used happy hours to play the violin ... an event we appreciated . . . instigator of second batt barn dances . . . sawing away at Turkey in the Straw . . . puffing away on a smelly old pipe. He used any opportunity to display his sense of humor . . . this aided during the rougher periods of the grind. From glider flights at home . . . from Navy hops in Miami . . . from aviation summer ... to the seat, instrument panel, and controls of a Navy plane is the course he desires. YORK PENNSYLVANIA 232 1 RICHARD MERRILL FLUSS A platinum haired lad with cheek of red ... a Dutchman from the Old Dutch country . . . from Harrisburg to Lebanon College ... to Navy . . . that ' s the background of our subject for discussion. He ' s not a dragging man . . . he ' s saving all his naive charm . . . but for whom ... no one has been able to find out. On land . . . you ' ll find him hunting, fishing . . . or just enjoying the big outdoors. On the sea . . . he ' s with his second love, machinery. In the air . . . well, maybe, but not a radical. If he is ever among the missing at a morning quarters . . . send a messenger down into the deepest . . . greasiest . . . most shaft infested engine room . . . and you ' ll be sure to find him. His idea is that no machine is doing it ' s best . . . he ' ll always find a way to get just one more rev out of the exhausted metal. Active . . . hard headed . . . keen, a member of the reception committee . . . enthusiastic about his work . . . ' tis said that half the class of ' 51 was lured to Navy by this super-Navy Information bureau. The answers to any question relating to the profession ... the institution . . . the class . . . ask Dick. A super-enthusiast about anything Navy ... a com- plete walking gouge . . . short . . . compact ... to the point . . . and the point is, the Navy is a good place to be. HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA JOHN PAUL GAFFIGAN One bright sunny morning in early June of ' 44 John packed his bag and closed the door behind him to the gay carefree life of the famous New Jersey shore. New Jersey and Philadelphia are the two garden spots of the world that claim John as one of their most likely to succeed. J. Pierpont ' s studies have been con- fined to the Joes ... St. Joseph Prep, and St. Joseph ' s College in Philadelphia ... he has maintained that country club attitude . . . even amphib cruise and infantry failed to daunt his ambitions of appearing in Esquire as the man of distinction. A firm believer in the theory that life is all too short and one should obtain all the education that is possible and then retire at an early age. If ever capital and labor came to an open break John would ably assist the forces of Ford, Morgan and Lamont. A proficient handler of both the tennis racquet and golf clubs John has always stressed the fact that more busi- ness deals are signed at the golf club than in any office. Gifted with the golden touch in academics John always spent his study time reading Time . . . Esquire and Fortune ... he wasted no time . . . when youngster year was at its height John was even taking a correspondence course in business law on the side. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA JACK LYNN GRACEY Coming to the Academy straight from the campus of Penn State Jack has yet to be convinced that peg trousers just aren ' t the thing at Navy Tech . . . strictly a party boy J. L. always had a drag and could be foimd at any hop in a circle giving out with the latest dance routines ... a rare combination of student . . . athlete . . . and dancer ... an affinity for both beautiful women and bridge ... his versatility in at hletics was proved by his ability to play all sports a little better than the next fellow. The Academic Departments never caused him much trouble . . . correspondence from his many friends kept him busier. Jack will always be remembered for his ability to lead by example rather than by virtue of authority ... a lover of the wild blue yonder, sure to make a name for himself, in Naval aviation. His greatest worry while attending the trade school was his hair which seemed to take its roots farther back on his head each year. The carry over of his experience as a time study engineer from pre-Navy days has made every minute of his stay profitable ... to himself ... or to his friends. A Friday night happy hour was a waste of time without a Gracey story . . . vivid with description . . . and Jack. LEWISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 233 RICHARD IVAN HENDERSON Dynamite . . . tornadoes . . . barrels of hungry wildcats . . . this bundle of humanity puts the world ' s prize exhibits of eruption and tumult to shame . . . unconventional . . . fighter of lost causes . . . champion of the underdog. . . un- predictable . . . ready for anything . . . into everything . . . we love him ' cuzhe ' s made our four years here anything but humdrum. Dick is the boy we ' ll never forget . . . compact . . . chunky ... a beautiful set of muscles on a square sturdy frame ... a laugh that rocks half the state . . . Dick is a character ... a character who will know life ' s highest peaks and deepest valleys. Dick had his eyes set on West Point but his leap exceeded his objective and he landed in the Naval Academy via bell bottoms and a swab. He has known every heartbreak and ecstasy the Academy is capable of . . . and he always bounces right back with a smile and the will to get into something else. A bouncing quick step . . . brisk speech ... a diehard nature and enough fight for ten men . . . Dick has his own set of rules . . . these he lives by and with these he ' ll stand up to any situation. He knows what is right and he has the determination and will to stick by his convictions even if the conventional take a different road. ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA • HARRY LLOYD JONES You happen to be studying . . . suddenly a voice is heard . . . Hey, mate, is the mail up yrt? . . . The chances are that it will be Jonesy ... H. L. ... or whatever you prefer . . . looking for the Evening Courier of Tamaqua, Pa. . . . thriving metropolis in the heart of the coal mining district of that famous state ... a city which boasts of a " hubba-hubba " basketball team of which our hero v as the star. A glance at the top of his locker will tell a rather complete story of his extracurricular activities ... a basketball, football, handball, ping- pong paddle, bowling ball, and that ever-present, huge box of chow. It mustn ' t be forgotten that our suave-sophisticated-debonair man-about-town is never found without his Ray-Bans whenever the weather permits or whenever it doesn ' t. A versatile person . . . practically a walking encyclopedia on sports statistics and music, music, music, and more music is one of his constant diets . . . was All-State trombone player for two years . . . replaced by that popular orchestra leader known to his sharpies as T. D. . . . Tommy Dorsey could hit two notes higher than our hero. Jonesy can boast of the ability to get along with almost any type of person ... a fact self evident in his necessary associations with Academy characters. TAMAQUA PENNSYLVANIA HERBERT SCHUYLER KLINE The Herbo comes from northern Pennsylvania, Erie — that is . . . that me- tropolis whence all great things originate . . . where everybody drives a Chrysler, owns a yacht, joins the Calabrese Club, drinks the best brew, is a connoisseur of the latter, follows the Budna Case, picnics at Presque Isle, himts grouse and deer every season all season, and swears that Lake Erie is the largest, of the lakes and rivals the Pacific ... at least in everything that amounts to anything. If you don ' t believe it . . . you ' re obviously from California and are blindly prejudiced anyway. Years ago Herbo decided that white service uniforms were the nuts and that some day he should enhance their slick appear- ance with Herb. In high school he played end and chalked a mean cue at the local parlors . . . prepped at Puhl ' s Preparatory School where he learned how to throw chalk and clean up at Blackjack. At the Academy he wasn ' t consid- ered a Red Mike ... it was just too much trouble to drag, unless it was the right girl ... a Saturday afternoon with his nose buried, but not concealed, in antidated Fieli ani Streams would suffice any time. Considers himself an authority on baseball, hunting and fire arms, cars . . . if not an authority . . . at least close to one. ERIE PENNSYLVANIA 234 EDWARD LEON KORB Reddish hair . . . the worst voice one could ever be disturbed by . . . the calmness of a dead stoic embalmer ... an intelligence that never demands a sustained application . . . the imagination and dimples of a small boy. A most startling walk ... a memory filled with a cross section of American Youth from the pedagogic walls of MIT to the bleak plains of Texas ... in and out of the Navy ... a pleasant home town (be it ever). The mildness necessary to cope, live, and break bread with a psychoneurotic. Probably born lazy . . . vises his cigarettes stiffly between first and second fingers . . . reads with phenomenal speed . . . avidly, almost religiously, covers all available monthly, weekly, and quarterly magazines . . . burns through a heavy novel in a matter of hours . . . whether he likes that which he reads one finds difficulty in dis ' cerning . A naturalness ... an honestness ... a friendliness. Unconsciously he plans things to terminate in a high degree of efficiency . . . dresses in steps . . . accompanied by smoking while affixing a tie, reading the paper while putting on the shoes ... the paper lasts through the act of buckling the belt on his trousers. A smile which nearly indicates surprise accompanying a lift of the brow. At intervals he may appear to be confused, Hsut he always knows. WARREN PENNSYLVANIA ARTHUR LANDIS, JR. Formal education has always been a trial for him . . . yet Arthur Landis is destined to be one of ' 48-B ' s most able members. A featherweight Navy Junior . . . Art is so familiar with the Academic Board that he is reputed to have gone before the long green table and said . . . Nfi cream m my coffee, plciuc AJ- mirdl. His academic shortcomings are more than compensated for by his debonair poise and knowledge of the world . . . those who know him swear that he is a walking gazetteer of every eastern state . . . and can name the places in each where the best bourbon is available. A firm believer in exercise . . . only when the spirit moves him . . . Art amazes the muscle men by keeping his lithe physique in good trim with no apparent effort. Long will he be remem- bered sitting at his desk . . . smoking a cigarette . . . and expounding his theories on the system and life in general. In spite of this worldly sounding build up Art IS very much one of the boys . . . just like everyone else he is vulnerable to women and other unhealthy influences . . . Pennsylvania being right in the middle of things, has been a good jumping off place for Art . . . but the Quaker State still holds his heart. MOUNT VERNON PENNSYLVANIA HAROLD BERTON LIPSCHUTZ Lippy had a system at Navy ... an intricate system of gouges . . . contacts ... or mathematical formulas ... no one could translate it but Lippy ... at any rate it all boiled down to an uncanny ability to root out the inside info . . . on anything from the latest USNAR corrections to the coordinated plans for OPCAMID 1950 ... all this dope Lippy had at the ends of his fingers and more. Of course anyone who was concerned with as many extracurricular activities as was the Lip was bound to pick up a little information here and there ... the Reception Committee . . . Boat Club . . . Masqueraders . . . Glee Club . . . and the Lucky Bag were a few. On the latter he was probably most invaluable ... as circulation manager he was responsible for the sale of a few B-Bags . . . namely all of them. Harold ... or Burtrum as he prefers . . . blew in from the City of Brotherly Love with a friendly smile and happy air about him . . . even a sense of humor ... to assert himself as ' 48-B ' s Chief dopster . . . not academically speaking . . . just generally. Academically he seldom took a strain . . . sliding through hitting a happy medium between not standing ridiculously low and enjoying himself. He has strong convictions . .. but when proved wrong he generally admits it . . . always gets a hearing from the powers that be and has a sure ability to get things done. The balance of his time at the Academy was spent sailing with the Dinghies . . . standing library watches . . . eating pretzels . . . and dragging the OAO. 235 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA RUSSELL ROLAND McKECHNIE Russ . . . who came to Navy from submarines . . . brought with him some of the qualities of the silent service . . . steady, quiet and always on the ball ... he never wastes time going from one mob to another ... no matter how fast you move Russ is always ahead and has started something else. Other than an un- quenchable desire for cold milk at odd hours . . . and a made passion for pre- serving all events for the future by numerous photos . . . Mac ' s chief interest is sailing . . . qualifying for his yawl command during youngster year, Russ has not passed many week ends without competing in some sort of sailing compe- tition . . . weather is not weather with Russel . . . it ' s either a good day for sailing or a poor one. But for a few scuffles with the Academic Departments . . . especially plebe Dago . . . Russ, with his w avy brown hair and ready smile, gets along with everyone . . . with his steady energy he has even overcome his academic difficulties. With memories of academic scraps still in his dreams Mac always lends a ready hand to help anyone he can in their struggle vi ith academics. It ' s easy to see that after graduation the subs will gain when Russ returns to the fold. READING PENNSYLVANIA RICHARD COX MORROW Maybe you did not always see him . . . his commanding personality told you he was there . . . pugnacious . . . never letting small size give basis for a tramp- ling by the big boys . . . even a sandblower can take long strides. Think of a Boston Bull in a pack of hounds . . . that was Red. Dynamic temper came and went so quickly it did not rate consideration — quick cooling took care of his temper outbursts . . . never one to hide his feelings ... his temperament matched his red hair. Very serious . . . conscientious in his efforts . . . always in the direction he thought right . . . shy . . . blushing around girls . . . neck and ears lighting up like traffic signals when embarrassed . . . polite . . . well mannered . . . keeping things like respect and courtesy on top when in a crowd . . . reminding you of the nice kid living in your block back home who would rather be out playing ball. His odd eccentricities were never really bothersome . . . but kidding had to be done subtly and skillfully to keep his good sense of humor uppermost. We will never forgive him his easy existence on youngster cruise . . . even if his wrist was in a cast. Devoted to seriousness . . . regular in habits . . . the little guy with big ideas. HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA EUGENE CARL MOSS En garde, a slipstick, flashes in the sunlit classroom: Wkat is the physical sig- nijvcance of that, Sir? A figure pops up like an oiled spring imleashed: But ion ' t you, tKinlc . . . anyway Gene is determined to stand high. Switching from plaids to brown ... to blue is a trick which will be repeated come ' 48 omit- ting the brown phase. A family man at heart the little cottage on the hill will be his station. His command a family car . . . his crew: a group possessing black hair omithopteric auricular appendages . . . and a Pan-handle stance. A conscientious diligent worker E. C. wends his way through Navy. Comforts, chaperones and champions his charges on the Rifle Team. His know-how, his C.P.A. respect for " mazuma " have washed away the fears of bankruptcy and financial chaos from the minds of the ' 48-B Lucky Bag Staff. In short a Mosaic of Moss would be a kaleidscope of: pages quickly flying . . . scorchingly driven slide rules ... a Midas touch . . . burning midnight oil . . . an upward glance . . . looking for an opportimity . . . daily blue letters and monthly copies of Better Homes ani Gardens . . . ideas coming like streaks of lightning . . . how to save the day ... the Bag . . . and the next opportunity. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 236 1 RICHARD EARL NICHOLSON A couple of quick doses of land and air . . . Nick settled for the sea . . . the land duty was rough ... in the form of raccoon coats . . . convertibles . . . and Penn State banners . . . the air duty was good background ... a year ' s service with the Army Air Corps Cadets ... the Array finally lost out to four long years at Navy. Military life never diramed his previous civilian aspirations . . . wearer of sharp clothes . . . lover of good music . . . gay parties ... a happy-go-lucky soul . . . always singing . . . cheerful . . . constantly flashing around a prize winning smile backed with a happy chortle . . . would make a terrific salesman ... a good line ... a pleasing personality ... a gift for making himself liked . . . neither sex excepted. Never boasted of an O.A.O. at the Academy . . . always contended it was best to play the field . . . the whole field . . . there ' s safety in numbers . . . variety is the spice of life. A good all- around athlete . . . carrying with him fond memories of having been a high school flash ... the gay little guy with the big letterman ' s sweater . . . the high school idol . . . small stature prevented him from being a star at the Academy . . . had to be satisfied with just being good. Should get along in the Fleet ... a good man to chase away the blues . . . and if you have no blues to chase, he ' s just a good man to have around. KENNEDY NILAND A rugged face . . . intense expression . . . unruly shock of black hair . . a silent man with an aptitude for going places. Born a Bostonian . . . Welsh and Irish stock . . . grew up in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania . . . went to school . . . inherited his industrious nature from the atmosphere of . . . hard coal . . . heavy industry. Proved his worth early . . . worked with his only brother for Dunn and Bradstreet . . . started at the bottom . . . slitting incoming envelopes . . . sealing outgoing ones. His industry paid off . . . when he won a competitive scholarship to Scranton U. . . . wasn ' t satisfied to do one job . . . so he kept them both . . . Dunn and Bradstreet by day . . . Scranton U. by night. D. B. saw his value . . . liked his quiet industrious manner . . . made him a credit investigator . . . spent his time . . . soliciting financial statements . . . checking court records . . . interviewing . . . analyzing . . . reporting ... for D. B. . . . studying ... for Scranton U. Pearl Harbor ... a boot seaman ... a radar technician . . . the Navy saw his value . . . liked his quiet indus- trious manner . . . sent him to Bancroft. Lives alone . . . likes it . . . likes civil engineering . . . studies eye charts . . . he ' ll go places . . . with a short stride ... a rapid gate. MARK JOHN O ' FREIL As Irish as they come ... an Irish face and proud of it. Doesn ' t drink . . . smoke ... or hang around with the wrong people. His philosophies and principles show mature thought ... is considerate . . . good natured . . . and a friend to most people. Practical and sensible ... he nevertheless carries a second nature of a blarney artist. Behind the nonsensical chatter and repartee . . . there is an attitude of friendliness. Brains ... he has them . . . takes no strain . . . makes few mistakes . . . and keeps facts in mind easily for a long time. Athletics, not too much . . . but still brags about his monthly workouts. Extra- curricular activities . . . none . . . except chow and a smattering of reading. Women . . . was very much a Red . . . never intended to fall . . . but he did. Dragged spasmodically until he met her . . . very much surprised at the turn of events and change in his plans . . . yet not disappointed and very much resigned to his happiness. From Pittsburgh ... his black hair is probably due to the smoky city ' s atmosphere. From Central Catholic in Pittsburgh ... to Ford- ham U. on a scholarship . . . which he wants no one to find out . . . Irish modesty . . . you know. Studied pre-med ... is neat . . . and would make a good Doc. . . . but the Navy thought he would make a better officer. 237 CHARLEROI PENNSYLVANIA SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA PinSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA EDWARD JOSEPH ORTLIEB Straight from the City of Brotherly Love ... the mighty Wart . . . full of ideas about this man ' s Navy. Together with a red head from Fairchance upset the 19th company for the entire plebe year . . . yoimgster year was filled with surprise packages from Sweet Briar and nurses who wanted to learn more about America . . . they say he has finally gotten his feet on the ground. By dodging extra duty on the week ends, Ed managed to drag frequently. When- ever or wherever there was a topic around to be discussed, whether it was football- or classic literature, Ort could always be found in the middle of the circle. He could also be heard with his melodious bass chiming forth in fine three part harmony. Even with full sessions and a heavy correspondence, Ort always had plenty of time to give to classmates with academic troubles. Not a varsity athlete . . . but the life of every sport in which he participated . . . dividing most of his time between the basketball court and the football field. Combining all the pleasures with the many pitfalls Ed was one of the few who were never disturbed . . . remained on an even keel . . . helping support all the rest. A dynamo with a wit like a razor. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA ROBERT DALE REEM Our friend Bullet arrived in Annapolis form NAPS . . . clad in the fetching ensemble of the Marine Corps ... a uniform he is anxious to redon. For him, the sound of a bell was the signal to hit the sack ... a delightful place where he would remain until the next bell started him to class. This system proved confusing during fire drills . . . Bullet got to most of the classes in good shape. After two years of treatment by sweating Dago profs, he still spoke French like a Mohican, out a week of his second summer leave spent in Bancroft Hall improved his linguistic abilities to the point where he spoke French like a six- month-old native. The Glee Club and Choir will both miss his warbling . . . Bullet ' s bass was famous in the first wing. A full treatment of his dragging activities is beyond the scope of the present text. Sailing and football kept him off the radiator squad, and a good part of second class year was spent recovering from the various injuries he received while a member of Colonel English ' s eleven. Even as an upperclassman he had one of the reg-gest lockers in Bancroft Hall. ELIZABETHTOWN PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA JOSEPH PHILIP ROGERS, JR. Born one of Virginia ' s favorite sons he found that spending a year in Rebel territory was too much for him, so he was transplanted north of the Mason- Dixon Line to Philadelphia. There he first visited the zoo where he was fascinated by the crazy antics of the monkeys and has been trying to duplicate most of their stimts ever since. Now one of Navy ' s stalwart gymnastists he spends the majority of his afternoons attempting stunts on the gym apparatus that would make an onlooker believe Darwin. Through his efforts the Navy cheering section has gained the name of the twelfth man on the field. Dearest to this mighty Middie ' s heart is his sack; when the problem arises involving a decision to study or to sleep, there is no doubt as to the outcome. The State of Virginia has endowed this young man with a sense of aristocracy for he feels that the reveille bells were made for the peasants. Some may boast of their stick time, but he has an unchallenged right to boast of his sack time. A hobby? . . . Why yes ... in fact he has two and each carries him far from the realm of reality. With the radio blaring and two sticks in his hands he becomes Gene Krupa. On the more relaxing side he is none other than Ben Hogan digging his gold ball out of sand traps or fishing it out of a stream. Our joy boy ' s future will not be dull. 238 1 ANDREW THOMAS ROULSTON Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, it is only natural that all of the women love him like a brother ... he retired from high school . . . after being offered the janitor ' s job ... to join the Navy . . . where he spent over a year conscientiously mowing a plot of grass at a training station. Tender relations between Andy and his lawn mower were severed the day he was ushered into the Naval Academy. Andy adheres to the small ship Navy . . . mainly because It does not adhere to the ultra-strict regimentation often encountered as a neces- sary part of the large ship Navy. He feels that somehow serving with small ships his wanderlust will eventually subside . . . and some day he can go back to mowing ... his own front lawn. Prefers submarines . . . has a strong love for the sea . . . with qualifications . . . chief qualification being liberty every night. Andy should have gone into law ... he proved his talent in his natural ability to skirt around the technicalities of the most technical and compre- hensive of all publications . . . the Naval Academy reg book. He is extremely easygoing and equally serious in his work . . . has a natural conscientious quality that leads him to get to the bottom of everything. He was one of the savvy boys . . . always holding down a secure place for himself in the upper quarter of the class. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA ALBERT FRANCIS SHIMMEL It is said anything can be found in the hills of Pennsylvania . . . Al Shimmel is a living truth of that fact. Before considering any offers Al worked in his Dad ' s grocery store ... a job he disliked with a passion . . . when he became old enough to think for himself he chose electricity as his vocation . . . apprenticed himself to an electrical contractor . . . served as an electrician ' s mate . . . was finally placed aboard an APA where he spent three months trying to find his battle station. His eagerness ... to advance himself . . . plus sheer ability . . . brought him his opportunity to enter the Naval Academy ... he was sent to Bainbridge for preparation. A confusing combination of ability and fatalism will always be a potential store of surprises for Al . . . fatalistically believing he would never make the grade ... his ability proved him wrong and always will. Al is a handsome lad and prides himself in his personal appearance ... if you want to get him mad . . . just muss up his hair . . . that ' s all it takes. Al ' s spare time weekday interests are usually taken up by basketball . . . volley- ball and bowling . . . but his chief interest may be found any week end in the form of his OAO. One of the happiest persons you could have the good fortime to meet, his earnest desire to have you like him . . . genuine sincerity . . . and complacent nature are a combination beneficial to both Al and to those who know him. MADERA PENNSYLVANIA EDGAR NEWBOLD SMITH When you ' re not all there you ' re an utter Newbold. One does not make 298 demos out of a possible 300 plebe year without lacking to a marked degree the comprehension of the complexities of the system . . . Nautical Newbold ' s Naval career . . . save duty aboard an SC in Delaware Bay . . . was launched with an accent on the nautical . . . from plebe summer LCI ' s to the magnifi- cence of the Randy Boober ' s 210 lbs. of all man could be seen any time on any ready box sound asleep . . . back at the Academy Monsieur Smeeth would arouse himself to become one of the greater athletics to wear the Navy Blue . . . perennially an N man in football . . . wrestling and track . . . existed for laffs . . . from the dead fish behind Billy Barnes ' locker to the Machiavellean Der Tag . . . remember Hollywood . . . series. As an erstwhile member of the Corinthian Yacht Club, Nautical failed to impress one of the local crabs ... he put the jib on upside down. Boudini eased up from time to time to twist the Academic Departments by the tail . . . they couldn ' t put the finger on this man although the going was a little rough in spots ... a rare specie. ARDMORE PENNSYLVANIA 239 ROBERT NORMAN SMITH A picturesque, handsome fellow with a smile ... a combination of Penrod Schofield and one of the more likeable Quiz Kids . . . began developing his wiry physique at an early age while prepping at Wyoming Seminary for Navy Tech ... his all- round prowess won him the traditional three letters plus the presidency of his class and the capitancy of the Wyoming gndders . . . claims his biggest thrill was making the Navy squad. A generous allotment from Mother Nature . . . and personality to burn . . . makes him anything but a Red Mike. His most pronounced eccentricities are ... a Sam Goldwynian delight in mispronoimcing words, and the eternal question, " hrt you surc ' . . seems to want " judicial proof " most of the time . . . combines a dutiful and absolutely sincere attitude with a love of practical jokes . . . unfortunately he couldn ' t carry a tune ... in a bucket . . . when asked to sing, the only audible response is an, Awuuwuu ' H.uts. He can be trusted to reserve his pranks for the appropriate occasions and his loyalty and sincerity make him the perfect type to introduce to your parents, relatives and male friends . . . but definitely not to your girl ... ask the man who had one . . . hasn ' t been especially avid for the Naval Tech existence but is a career man nevertheless. HUNTSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA DREXEL HILL PENNSYLVANIA CHARLES GLASGOW STRAHLEY A great big beautiful himk of man ... the Moose . . . came to us direct from Upper Darby High School . . . one of the more privileged group of midshipmen known affectionately as Rip ' s boys among their less favored contemporaries. Chuck has played four years of football for Navy ... has left his mark on four generations of opposing teams . . . not only has he distinguished himself on the field of battle but also in the classroom . . . where his flashing slide rule and photographic mind strike terror in the hearts of his classmates. His rare com ' bination of brawn and brains unite to make Chuck a formidable adversary in everything from a brawl to an academic discussion. His expansive personality draws him many friends ... an ardent farmer . . . hunter . . . fisherman . . . Chuck enjoys the quietide of the country and the edge it gives his appetite . . . which is already voracious ... a lover of the finer things in life . . . sym- phony or a good book ... a pool shark and an infamous snake . . . Charlie ' s diversity m his many fields of endeavor keep him well on top. A carefree attitude and his love for adventure make his life the envy of those around him . . . stubborn . . . who wouldn ' t be with 20 inch biceps? . . . trust no one but yourself . . . and only yourself when you can keep an eye on him. EDWARD PAUL SUPANCIC Strapping . . . work horse build and disposition . . . this fellow is one of those big hidden timbers that has held up our class by just being a solid member of the imit. Ed ' s potentialities are hidden by his carefree attitude and slightly reserved nature . . . don ' t let this tool you . . . he ' s a worker and has plenty of figuring ability to make it coimt. Appreciative of good humor . . . slightly above lowly skylarking ... a character just as solid as his frame . . . couldn ' t put on an air if he had one. Square . . . right down to earth in everything he does . . . always cool and practical . . . loyal to his well-founded ideals and to anything he earnestly undertakes. Ed has made his own way wherever he has gone ... he can be pretty stubborn but is usually dead right. Still his simple naturalness fits him for circulation in any circle. It ' s a job for his rustic well- scrubbed face to look anything but pleasant . . . the sturdiness of an oak . . . patience plus . . . common sense by the bushel . . . perseverance unsurpassed . . . acumen . . . adaptability . . . with a main battery like that there ' s just no holding him. EXPORT ■PENNSYLVANIA II I 240 ROBERT WALTER VAN KIRK, JR. The Fairchance Flash ... the Red Streak ... the Big Red Van. It all adds up to this happy Red Head ... a varsity athlete back home . . . can, and will, play expertly any sport one can name . . . active . . . vigorous ... a pleasing character. Meeting . . . and getting to know Van is an experience . . . some- thing that happens once in a lifetime. He seems quiet and unobtrusive at first meeting . . . seems slow and easygoing . . . but what a shock he has m store for the uninitiated ... a dynamo yet . . . with sparks and all. His room a plebe sanctuary . . . and all hands rate . . . people storm his room in droves, covies and herds to listen to their favorite bands and singers . . . music on records played by his super combination . . . grounds for natural growth of popularity . . . cigarette smoke hanging in stratified layers in the room . . . friends and music lovers covering everything in the room. . . . Van ' s life at the Naval Academy, taken as a cross-section, seemed to become more productive and fruitful as the course proceeded . . . both in pounds, weight . . . and in numbers, class. For four years he put up with that constant cry ... I ' d ratlicr he hali than have red hair, but few were the taunters who wouldn ' t have traded scaps with the Red Head from Fairchance. FAIRCHANCE PENNSYLVANIA DANIEL PAUL WALCHKO Unpretentious . . . unobtrusive . . . unostentatious . . . the deep water runs still . . . those who talk are hung by their words . . . actions speak louder than words . . . and action is his specialty. Personal success is relative ... he who rises from the bottom accomplishes more than he who hangs at the top. A small town . . . yet strong in the knowledge of itself . . . not glittering with rhinestones . . . but shining clean with its honesty of hard work. A small man . . . yet strong as is his heritage ... his prosaic personality is his foil. Chico from Jeddo. His honest humor is without the barbs of sarcasm and acrimony of the worldly wit ... he who never intentionally hurts another is a gentleman ' s son. The ascot and frock coat can only accentuate the good — never hide the bad. Tact, smoothness of speech . . . lubricates the wheels of personal progress . . . but it is sweat which lubricates a country ' s progress. Boxing . . . fieldball . . . wrestling . . . rough and tumble . . . hard knocks . . . honest smiles ... no world-weary blase cynic. Quiet to the point of seeming non- existant . . . until the score is added up . . . then he ' s on, or near the top. Short . . . compact . . . striking physical appearance that compliments his mental attitude. JEDDO PENNSYLVANIA JOSEPH ALOYSIUS WILSON Little Joe . . . The Flash . . . loves the City of Brotherly Love about as much as his family ' s native Ireland . . . renowned because of his ability as a 121-pound pugilist . . . magnanimous personality . . . amicable . . . always has a joyous smile and friendly greeting for everyone he meets . . . spends many study hours reading current best seller novels . . . crazy about soft lights . . . sweet music . . . and that girl . . . swears SchuyhiU River water is not really as bad as it tastes. Has legendary love for Philadelphia Scrapple . . . hopes to prove his prowess as an up-and-coming Ben Hogan . . . does not ever talk before break- fast . . . c oncentrates best and lives almost solely in a horizontal position . . boasts continually about his future in Naval aviation , but has obvious admira- tion for plaid and pin-stnped suits . . . accompanied by smart convertibles and a long life on terra firma . . . takes academic routine with minimum strain . . . .notorious reputation for engaging in, why stuiy , contests during every exam week . . . always manages to retain a passing mark somehow . . . marked quali- ties of leadership . . . evidenced in Joe while he served as company commander during plebe year . . . four years close association has made each of his class- mates beam when they say . . . Sun I Know Little Joe. PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 241 WILLIAM GLADE BRENDLE Upon any inquiry about his nature one will learn that it is composed of base- ball ... at this point the discussion will ramble about his superb and brilliant performances as the Navy first baseman ... all colleagues join in the general praise ... as the discussion continues . . . more baseball . . . facts come forth concerning his mammoth collection of popular music . . . which he considers his hobby . . . baseball and music . . . here is a lag or lull in the discussion . . . until the conversation narrows down to his previous activity . . . we learn that he entered the Academy from the Fleet . . . says that congress was not respon- sible for his presence . . . another point arises from the fact that his background IS of an agricultural nature . . . nothing m particular . . . just an ordinary farm . . . says that he ' ll never go back to the farm to work . . . would like to live on one though . . . confesses that electrical engineering is his forte . . . would desire to make it his career . . . eyes are too myopic for the Navy . . . presents a relaxed, loose appearance ... is earnest in his pursuit of happiness . . . will get it at any cost ... if the Navy won ' t have him he ' ll leave in search for it . . . summarizes himself by implying that he is conscientious and at the same time indifferent. WILMINGTON DELAWARE WILLIAM THOMAS CHIPMAN, JR. Most kids just scream when they are born . . . not our Chipper ... he screamed for his Esquire. Surprised was the nurse that cooed over young Chipper too closely . . . many say that he leered at them from behind his E5 {uire and dared them to come back again . . . then burst out in raucous laughter when they did. A beginning like this seems to be what Bill has been trying to live up to for his many years in this cold cruel world. He has amazed us with a constant stream of lovely ladies ever since his arrival at Navy . . . the man of a thousand drags . . . never without one. For him there was only one way to spend a week end . . . going out to Ma ' s this week mi, where else . . . now look Kere, I ' l e a ieal cookci up. A stocky good looking guy with a pug nose . . . just bordering on the overweight ... a fact that left him open for a lot of kidding ... I ' m not overweight, who says I am . . . I ' m just pleasingly flum] . The original party goer . . . never missed one if he knew about it. Never one to miss a party ... or a tussle. Chipper has made the four years move along a little faster ... a smiling word for everybody ... a slap on the back when the going gets tough ... a firm handshake . . . sincere . . . honest . . . built like a man that ' s able to take care of himself . . . and his . . . that ' s Bill Chipman. WILMINGTON DELAWARE RALPH WELLS BROWN, JR. Brownie is the only man in the Academy who never complains about the Maryland weather . . . according to him, if it rains ... it is a good day for the ducks. If the sun shines . . . which it occasionally does . . . calls Maryland tKc oor man ' s California. Coming from the Academy ' s own back yard . . . Hyatts- ville, Maryland, he has had no cause to complain of being homesick. With many interests close at hand . . . usually makes himself scarce on free after- noons. As a by-product of local finishing school . . . BuUis Prep . . . Randle ' s School ... he has had a good background for working crossword puzzles and raising tropical fish. One of the quaint habits he has acquired during the past four years here is dragging . . . not once . . . not twice . . . but three times each week ... in short . . . each time the opportunity presents itself. Ralph, having sailed the Chesapeake by seaman ' s eye for several years, became a dependable member of the Varsity Sailing Team. However, his first and only love is automobiles. When at home he usually may be found engrossed deeply in the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of his latest souped-up engine. Being a good mixer in any crowd. Brownie has made many friends ... is at home on land or sea . . . always carrying with him the best wishes of these friends. HYATTSVILLE MARYLAND 242 JOHN WILLIS BRUNER Coming from a Navy family ... a Navy Junior . . . Bruno has seen much of the world . . mostly the Far East part of it. He claims to be an expert on cars . . . especially Cords . . . hopes to own a string of garages some day . . . thinks that he is growing old here at Navy ... but still shows no gre) hairs among the red. Started his Navy sports career on the batt football team . . . soon took up the more intimate company sports ... he likes ' em better. He builds model airplanes ... has a collection of pipes with which he whiles away the evening study hours ... he isn ' t troubled with the necessity of a heavy correspondence ... so finds his study time relatively unimpaired. Home is just around the corner . . . Silver Spring ... the Garden spot of the universe . . . Gods own country. Actually he prefers sleeping to studying ... a choice that is hard for him to convince others of his sincerity in . . . because of a naturally brilliant streak. Youngster cruise and his famous knife brought Brune his everlasting nickname . . . Cold Steel. As far as he is concerned . . . comics rate first in any newspaper . . . and if time is short . . . they may as well not print the rest of the paper. Hopes to be a jet pilot ... a supersonic fly boy. SILVER SPRING MARYLAND JAMES SAMUEL CROSBY, JR. " Crosby-Navy " has a peculiar connotation in itself . . . one would have to know " Bing " in order to appreciate it . . . but let it be said that he possesses a sadistic wit. A faint smirk can be barely detected on his bright face when exposed to the latest " cool " story . . . but out-dated slapstick comedy brings forth a resounding belly laugh which gradually settles to a giggle. Jim is thoroughly domestic . . . longs for a home of his own ... if it ' s near the shore. His knowledge of the water can be largely attributed to the fact that he ' s lived near the Chesapeake all his life. A good swimmer ... a mediocre bridge player . . . and a Bull bucket . . . Jim made life at Navy enjoyable for himself as well as for his friends . . . never adverse to the use of study hours for sacking-in purposes ... he is definitely not a slash. He still thinks he had a rough plebe year but no one believes him. He ' s a peace-loving soul and seldom endorsed his wife ' s practical jokes . . . although he enjoyed them . . . but he usually ended up the innocent victim ... to wit ... a short-sheeted rack. Formerly of the telephone company . . . Sammie specialized as a " trouble shooter " on the night shift . . . good duty according to the sea stories forthcoming . . . but offering little fiiture . . . then Uncle Sam blew his trumpet. BALTIMORE MARYLAND WILLIAM HENRY EVANS, JR. Those were the days at dear old Duke . . . it ' s hard but it ' s fair . . . only a few more months to go now . . . when does liberty start . . . experience is the best teacher . . . the sensible way to do it is ... a southern moon ... a southern belle . . . I ' m going back to Dixie ... he who will not risk will not win . . . nothing ventured, nothing gained . . . Nelson did it, why can ' t I . . . when does World War III begin . . . history teaches nations nothing . . . have you seen my pictures . . . what a lovely woman. These are a few of the phrases by which you will know him. Ev-o has the distinct advantage of living within the five mile limit . . . grew up beside the Academy . . . yet still came here ... a lifelong ambition . . . seems to have a weakness for Navy Juniors . . . however, southern coeds . . . especially from Duke . . . rate high. Poetry is a must . . . good books are one ' s best friends . . . reads all the famous battles of the past and plans for those of the future . . . Clausewitz, Napoleon, Stonewall Jackson. Doesn ' t miss anything ... as week ends and cruise liberties proved . . . will he ever forget Puerto Rico and Europe. Spends much time experi- menting with photography . . . gold braid never phases him . . . one must be realistic as well as idealistic. EDGEWATER MARYLAND 243 JOHN LESTER EVERNGAM That rolling gait and funny twist made you think the Eastern Shore was floating when he was growing up . . . loved the sea just as it was on Eastern Shore . . . not under a ship ' s hull ... his idea of appealing sea duty was going home via ferry across the Bay to isolated Denton . . . cut off from the world. By no means a rural product . . . hair that wouldn ' t stay in place . . . twinkling brown eyes that were framed with crow ' s feet when he smiled . . . normally from observing effects of disguised barbs of satire hurled at classmates through insinuating compliments . . . they loved it . . . his method was never offensive. It was more fun to run classmates than bother with plebes. Cock . . . sure of himself, especially with women . . . not too handsome, just enough . . . smooth and debonaire with high school queens . . . luck on blind drags made him happy at the prospect of a dragging week end. Worried more about making the soccer team than falling before the academic ax . . . vasted no pennies on Tecumseh . . . Math was his forte. Successful defenses of Maryland weather and natives flowed like water . . . Lucky John had an answer for all jibes. In spite of indifferent partners he gleaned that extra trick from his bridge hand . . . relaxed by harmonizing on singing commercials. DENTON MARYLAND DAVID ALBERT HURT, JR. One of the local boys always sought after for information concerning the drag situation in Crabtown about which he seemed to know quite a bit ... as evidenced by the areas he had staked out for private exploitation ... his taste was underestimated in the adjective good ... a more applicable one was excellent . . . knew all the latest scandal in town and the hot dope on the eligi- bles. Characterized by a seriousness that was often interrupted with very dry wit employed to manufacture satirical quips at the system to the amuse- ment of his fr iends. The originator of the shy grin . . . spread all over his face. Slow . . . ambling along quietly determined . . . first it was Math, then Nav that tripped him, the latter because he took his time and did a neat job . . . easygoing ... a tolerator of the system . . . probably because of his ambition to follow his father and go into subs after graduation . . . pleasant talking . . . with a peculiar drawl developed by superimposition of the Maryland dialect. Spent four years of week ends at home . . . grew up and spread out at Navy ... so earned his N in the swimming pool. Modest . . . inoffensive . . . friendly ... a man who has convictions and the courage to stick by them. ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND JOHN ROWLAND LOWDENSLAGER First seen one sunny morning in June ' 44 . . . this Baltimorean comes from a long line of Maryland civilians. One of the youngest in the class . . . John took the change from civilian to midshipman easily within his stride . . . settled down for a long sojourn at U. of N. . . . proceeded to set the first class hope- lessly but merrily crazy by his numerous schemes to evade the Reg Book . . . beat the system . . . which met with varying successes. Young " Speed " made himself indispensable to company cross country and steeplechase . . . not to mention batt track. Interests . . . music . . . class or pop . . . accents on J. S. Bach and S. Kenton . . . books . . . Brontes . . . Windsor. On the scientific side he is a great tinkerer . . . can ' t keep h ands off gadgets . . . knobs . . . handles . . . levers . . . buttons . . . which may explain his craze for electronics ... so many dials to twist. Not a slash . . . fell asleep in first Dago class . . . has been following up ever since . . . ask him about the time he fell asleep and woke to find a strange prof quizzing him. Speed counts the eons until he receives his orders to report to New London to follow the steps of his first- classman in the Silent Service. BALTIMORE MARYLAND 244 BOONE CASE TAYLOR Taylor is one of those quiet fellows who never get stepped on . . . it ' s an art but he ' s mastered it. One of the stout Americans who answered the call sent up at Pearl Harbor by joining the enlisted ranks . . . His slightly rounded shoulders and jerky gait are his trade marks ... his inquiring mind and dogged tenacity his claims to success ... his quiet humor and contented outlook, his ticket to happiness. His passion is scrapbooks . . . scrapbooks that are an education in themselves . . . devoted to his wonderful Eastern Shore which we see on the horizon . . . that same Eastern Shore where Taylor fishes and hunts whenever the pressing duties of life give him the opportunity. His active activities are confined to a pretty decent soccer foot and its associated predica- ments. Casey has rational reason for anything he does ... in fact it might not be stretching it too far to say he is conventional. A little on the too quiet side to be really classed as a social figure ... he is in there fighting with a pretty solidly booked calendar. Casey is sold on the Navy ... has a good rational reason for it. He was a photographer ' s mate in the Navy. Casey can take care of the things that lie ahead. GREENSBORO MARYLAND WILLIAM DWIGHT CHANDLER, III Latest reports declare him from Washington, D.C. . . . plebe year it was from anywhere practical . . . that is practically next door to any upperclassman that wanted to know . . . obviously a Navy Junior. At the Academy a man-eater on the wrestling mat ... a member of the varsity wrestling team ... a fact belied by his small stature but rather by the necessary know-how. Moves with assurance through the cosmopolitan nights of Washington ... a cosmo of the night spots ... a raconteur of metropolitan bedtime stories ... a connoisseur of bacchanalian festivities . . . spent most of his leisure time at Navy pulling quickies on his friends . . . ever formulating new methods to add to the misery of his classmates. Could be helpful if need be . . . particularly in the academic field . . . intelligent but took no strain academically himself . . . stood number one in the presidential competitives for entrance exams. A maelstrom of ideas concerning his future service with the Navy . . . cyclically considered the Marine Corps and Naval aviation more seriously than any other. Never been known to refuse a drag . . . prefers blondes, bnmettes and redheads. Acquired the nickname Chicken or its diminutive Chick. Reading tastes vary from the T lfw Yorker to the more lurid of contemporary novels. Untempered realist . . . easy to get along with . . . especially if one is versed in the more recondite wrestling holds. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ROBERT LEE GHORMLEY, JR. With that wavy blond hair ... a sweet smelling pipe . . . and his ever-changing plans and opinions . . . we have characterized a Navy Junior who is one of the staunchest backers of the Navy Blue and Gold. Let it be the Navy . . . athletics . . . fishing ... or photography . . . draw up a chair and prepare to hear a dissertation from one of the experts on the subject. No matter where he finds himself . . . Bob always manages to dig up excitement and the unusual. The practice cruises either gave him a new source for sea stories or they were the makings of a fine officer . . . probably both. Bob will never be remembered as being strictly reg ... his locker was stowed i la Ghormley ... the cram hard and slam quickly methods ... the clean laundry hung in the closet until the contents of his locker failed to meet the minimum daily requirements. Ok . . . was that formation? was quite frequently asked by a half clad figure. He never rushed but somehow was always there on time. The plebes did not see much of Bob until the winter term when he returned to the company tables to help impart some of his nautical knowledge to our new members. When the diploma and commission were at last in his hands Bob deserved a well done for his valiant fight with some of the Academic Department . . . invariably he tangled with the little red book. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 245 HARVEY RANDOLPH HUMPHREY One man who did not remind you of someone you had known before ... a very distinctive person especially from the standpoint of head structure . . . we never saw his hair longer than an inch or not sticking in all directions like a burr until first class year . . . before then it was always cut on top ... the irresistible urge to run your hand over it brought repercussions when pursued . . . ice-blue eyes . . . eyebrows that matched his hair . . . thin and in all directions exposing bat- tered lids beneath . . . more or less shapeless nose spread over his face by a wide grin . . . sandy hair matched the tans he picked up so easily in the spring during track season . . . large jaw muscles causing two bulges over the bone . . . played plebe football . . . boxed a little . . . settled down to throwing the javelin . . . loved to run his fellow athletes ... an ardent follower of his beloved Senators . . . always knew the to p sports teams and stars . . . could talk end- lessly especially about sports ... the plebe ' s friend . . . always a joker unless the conversation was serious . . . then he was as serious as any . . . outspoken . . . wanted the reputation of being a good guy. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JACK CLARK KAYS Short . . . sweet . . . and everything pleasing to the eye . . . this hairless wonder has come a long way since plebe year. A child prodigy well acquainted with the attributes of character-building sponsored by the Executive Department . . . knew every possible way to lower his conduct mark and stopped just short of the A ' s . . . always writing that certain Mary during study hour . . . off periods during the day you can find him persistently pushing a mattress against its springs. Stubborn in every respect . . . admitting defeat very seldom our Jack finally has grown into manhood . . . with the help of the gym instructors . . . and apparatus ... he mastered the parallel bar . . . finding himself on the varsity gym team. Home-baked cherry pies and roommates from Texas seem to be obses- sions with him ... he hasn ' t yet learned what makes Texas grapefruit pink. A Naval aviator will be his high water mark in the Navy . . . he ' s well qualified for more. A pliable mind that probes every corner and produces some amazing results . . . abounding in vitality which has not been dampened even by the pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate to leave ... a fellow we ' ll always be glad to meet again. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA KENNETH KELTY The original barroom tan with a seeming allergy to the sun and any exercise . . . has been known to engage in sports only occasionally . . . preferring to watch them and punctuate the action with comments ... his knowledge of sports was seemingly inexhaustive ... an observation gained from his conversation on the subject ... an act he was never reluctant to engage in ... it was the same way with any conversation . . . could always say a few words on any subject com- plete with a characteristic shrug and an 1 lioti ' t care which he really meant because there was little he did care for except dancing, dragging, and swing music ... of these one can say he was a master ... a real performer on the floor of Dahlgren Hall in early years, noticeably absent later ... his collection of jazz, boogie-woogie, and swing records was unexcelled ... to him it was the only kind of music. Sympathetic but unacting ... a good listener . . . quiet conversationalist with a tone suggesting that there was just no other solution possible or nearly so correct . . . friendly . . . made an effort to get along but stuck pretty much to his own crowd . . . dragged his girl every week end . . . making the most of the time away from academics. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 246 JAMES MARSHALL McHUGH, JR. You ' ve heard of the Navy Juniors and the Army Brats . . . here it is . . . the real wonder of the age ... the MarCorps Jr. . . . China born . . . New England bred . . . Washington educated ... the real cosmopolite . . . man of the world as well as man of distinction. It didn ' t take him long to get into the things that would prepare him best for the world of hard knocks ... a varsity soccer man ... a varsity lacrosse battler ... a pushball enthusiast who was sorry to see it supplanted by the less glamorous fieldball. The BTO of them all . . . couldn ' t see a week end without a drag . . . even as a plebe. Being close to home did him a lot of good on that score. As one might expect here is one more lad who thought the reg book an unnecessary evil . . . and so proceeded to let it alone . . . hoping it would do the same for him. Loves music of all kinds . . . jazz . . . blues . . . classics ... has a particularly soft spot in his heart for Carmen Cavellero ... an addict at the turn table. A frequenter of the outlying places of free-and-easy entertainment around Annapolis ... his choice not hampered by a need for the finer items of the chef ' s art . . . would eat anything . . . anywhere ... in short he could contract a good case of ptomaine anywhere so long as the company was good. A man of ideas ... his own ... is liable to end up any- where . . . from a soldier of fortune ' s wandering lot to that of the practicing diplomat. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RODERICK BRUCE MOORE A ramrod appearance . . . sharp cut features ... a traveler . . . China . . . Hawaii, California and other parts unknown ... a Navy son ... all six feet four inches. An addict of bridge . . . Culbertson all the way . . . one of the most demanding and able partners in the Brigade. Presenting a mixture of indifference and light humor in his gay moments . . . and serious mindedness when the occasion required it ... he took full advantage of all the benefits of life at the Naval Academy . . . enjoying everything he undertook with a vigorous zest. Fundamentally an individual of leisure . . . drifting along with a few laughs . . . nothing interrupting the peace and quiet of the game ... or the joy of deviating from the rut . . . his time was well spent. A keen sense of judgment . . . appreciation . . . and timing in considering the psychiatrics of dragging . . . correspondence, and savoir faire . . . the letters poured in like liquid libations ... a mania for untangling himself . . . remaining in the graces of all. A desire to fly ... to relax in the clouds rather than on the ground. R. B. saying . . . Hey, mate, pile the mail alphabetically by states ... an out- growth of the talent of social science ... to him it is almost a science ... a science of the epicure. A smile ... a friendly greeting ... an efficient assured individual with the manner of vacationing royalty . . . break the seal on that new deck, Mack ... I ttiinlc I ' ve found a fourth. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUMNER KITTELLE MOORE His fascinating combination of very dry wit and seriousness was an asset to any gathering . . . that careful choice of words always prompted hysterics . . . never raised his voice . . spoke in a carefully restrained and toned voice with his Adam ' s apple bouncing merrily along. When his conversation ran out, though rarely, entertained by playing the flute with his nose and whistling in harmony at the same time . . . probably loved music more than art but turned out some mighty fine caricatures of the exalted members of the Executive Department for the Log . . . plus beautiful forms for the eye feasts of his friends. The only fly in his academic ointment was those peculiar Math formulae . . . they resembled equations for Dali ' s paintings . . . the department failed to appreciate his interpretations of said equations giving him hours of anguish around leave time . . . there was some balm in the fantastic numbers like 5, 29, and 15 opposite his name in other subjects. One of those guys who took advantage of being a Navy Junior to extract spoons from the demon first classmen . . . last claim of residence was D.C. . . . handy for meeting women which he never seemed to be without . . . they always came back for Moore. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 247 WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GILBERT WILKES, III Part of Gilbert ' s early childhood was spent in France . . . acquired a fluency in the language and learned enough of French customs and traits to consider himself some what of an authority on them . . . will brook no argument on the subject. As a lad of thirteen Gilbert was just like a ball ... so fat ... so soft ... so roundly rolled. This youthful plumpness is still evidenced in his 195 pounds . . . but when reprimanded for taking so much chow he answered I ' m a growing hoy ... I neci meat! Can argue well on religion . . . morals . . . women ... in short on any worldly question. However when it appears to him the argument is lost ... he concludes you have no soul. Strictly an indvidualist ... if you say black ... he says white ... for the sake of argu- ment if nothing else. Only a fatalist would ride m a car with Gilbert at the wheel . . . and then only after little or no meditation. Seventy miles an hour ... no hands . . . wheel! . . . it ' s rumored that he had to stop the car to revive his mother once after some of his expert showmanship. For good laughs nothing can beat the spectacle of plump Gilbert doing the ballet at night out on the sand dunes ... or Gilbert lying in a heap under his locker after trying to stand on his hands in his room ... yet despite his bulk ... he can be graceful and athletic . . . surprisingly so in his diving and football. 4 ELLIS MARK ZACHARIAS, JR. Atlas . . . Goliath . . . Hercules . . .? No . . . that ' s Spider. How one man could be drawn out so long is one of the mysteries we are still working on . . . eats like a plebe on leave . . . exercise fanatic . . . yet the fact remains . . . Zack is a thin man. Zack has been around . . . travel that is ... it all began in Washington where Zack put in his appearance . . . ever since then he ' s been on the move . . . the Orient . . . the water and islands between here and there, he ' s pitched his teepee up and down both coasts . . . you guessed it . . . Navy Junior. Zack has a technical mind . . . radio and its tubes and wires is his first love . . . anything involving a slide rule is right up his narrow alley. Amiable . . . always ready to lend a helping hand . . . sociable without ever being out- spoken or forward. Zack is active and it is this activity that makes him ver- satile and well known. Generosity displayed in his unselfish manner wins him the esteem of his close associates . . . Zack has within him a young heart ... his playfulness naturally leads to a goodly amount of skylarking and of course the accompanying discipline . . . serious only when necessary . . . conformist . . . Zack will always find plenty to do . . . he ' ll do it well and every doing will just be a step to some bigger job. WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 248 Sout The long dusty road to the plantation . . . the cunnel perpetually attired in a Confederate uniform sporting a cane and white whiskers . . . tobacco . . . cotton . . . watermelons . . . peanuts . . . and a cool gin. The fresh air, sunshine, and oxygen zone of the United States swollen in the winter by the Yankee carpetbaggers and tourists . . . flocking to see the most beautiful women in the country . . . the great forests of Southern Pine and Cyprus . . . the magnolias. Mangroves and Dixieland jazz. Where the modern scheme has caused fortunes to change hands in the oil fields and sulphur wells . . . replacing the brawling, dusty-laned plantations with the dispatch of a new people . . . but something of the old remains ... of Sherman, careless with fire ... of magnificent homes . . . and a breath of aristocracy. r GREGORY McCALEB BELL, JR. Fawuf Hawch . . . Iiup-tup-ltrccp-jooli . . . come on fcUas . . . will you flcase gu in shayc. This has been Greg ' s bane all through the Naval Academy . . . always the man to be pitied because his name is high in the alphabet ... is therefore continually placed in charge of everything in sight . . . has taken his misfortune stoically however . . . and has put his all into every job he undertakes. Blessed with a true Navy background . . . hailing from the Navy town of Navy towns ... he has come into his own here on the Severn. Hey Greg, what ' s the drill tomorrow Greg . . . do ive have a lecture tonight? Oli Greg . . . what ' s tKc Steam assignment? A constant fund of useful information . . . has kept his classmates off many an Executive Department tree by his accurate dissemination of info . . . quiet . . . reserved ... a little older than the rest of us . . . and he shows it ... a steady- ing influence on his more rowdy classmates ... a fine Naval officer in the mak- ing . . . firm in his convictions . . . strong in defense of his ideals. A hard worker with ideas . . . could sell the Severn River Bridge if he put his mind to it . . . but he always has his mind on something more useful. NORFOLK VIRGINIA SOUTH BOSTON VIRGINIA f NORWOOD WILLIAM BULLINGTON, JR. We have a tall rangy remnant of the old Terrible Tenth . . . the Bull . . . with the unswerving convictions . . . the pugilist of the battalions . . . enterer of the brigade finals ... a defender of the South, suh-h-h . . . but not of the Claghorn strain . . . appreciative listener to Tchaikovsky and Porter . . . advocate of a combination of the lulling classical and the sweet popular . . . user of the skag to make and break will power . . . originally a Duke man ... a loyal backer of the Navy football team and almost any other team so sponsored ... an Army man of four months converted to a dyed-m-the-wool blue and gold individual ... a blind dragger with phenominal luck . . . top-shelf reacher for short people . . . eater of ice cream . . . and licker of postage stamps ... all in order of de- scending importance. Socially . . . Bill is a happy addition to any get-together . . . friendly and extremely courteous . . . when business confronts him he as- sumes a stern confidence in himself and conscientiously trys to do his best . . . he expects a good future v ith the Navy . . . and the future expects of him a fine Naval officer. His preference for duty will naturally be any ship with a SoMtk in the title . . . It ' s said he ' s all ready volunteered for the next expedition to the South Pole. HUNTLEY VIRGINIA ROBERT RUSSELL DICKEY, III Double R ' s first and greatest expenditure of ergs at Navy took place plebe year in Conture ' s Gym under the watchful eye of the master himself. Due to a change in the system and his proficiency in Dago he passed youngster year in exile in the sixth batt . . . however . . . Double R was back in the happy family and wrestled his way to fame for the first batt the following year. Dick is a great believer in the value of sleep, and after each round of classes he makes every effort to get as much sacktime as possible. Even so he managed to be the first up every morning ... to get near the warmest part of the radiator. A master of the bull session, Dick will hold his end of the discussion down while deftly transforming the makings into a perfect roll-your-own cigarette. The finesse with which he handles the Bull Durham sack is one of the marvels of Bancroft. His ambition ... to explore the upper reaches of the Amazon . . . and all other things assume a role of secondary importance. Although a staunch admirer of womankind, he swears that he will remain a bachelor until his Amazon adventure is concluded. 250 CHARLES HAMILTON LANGTON This little man with the Herculean build ... we couldn ' t believe it either until he told us ... is right in his glory if given a mirror and a comb ... it takes hours to get it just as he wants it . . . tell us, Chuck, are the waves hereditary? What about a receding hairline? Talents lie m music . . . Chuck can turn on a radio and change records with the best of them . . . furthermore ... if you are ever in the need of an excellent monotone he ' s always willing to oblige. Kidding aside ... it is only his own sharp dry sense of humor that allows us to print the bitter truth. Chuck attended the College of William and Mary where he was an active member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. College career was cut short when he joined the Navy . . . after year and a half an opening to the Academy presented itself and not bei ng one to turn down an opportunity . . . Chuck accepted . . . attended NAPS and entered on a Fleet appointment. In spite of the rough going at times . . . managed to keep his nose clean and head above water. A constant plugger . . . bound to get ahead regardless of the branch he may choose. WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA ROBERT PRESTON NOTTINGHAM Eastern Shore is not submerged at high tide . . . maintains this tall blond modem viking. Academics were no pushover, but thanks to his diligent work at the University of Virginia, Bob managed to come out on top. A better than average athlete . . . when coaxed away from the steerage or his sack . . . plays tennis and basketball. He is addicted to bridge . . . will play anybody . . . anywhere. But dragging has been his speciality . . . trusting by nature he was railroaded into many blind dragging escapades . . . suffered many a horrible nightmare of his own private brick chimney. Plebe year was one continuous hell for Bob with tlie Face, Jesse, and other diabolical tormenters . . . sub- sequent cruise liberties and football trips helped him to forget his dismal past ... he still has occasional stammers as a result of the Alhim College Cliecr. Any ridiculous scheme has his wholehearted support and is made the more ridiculous as a consequence . . . the restraining hand of the Executive Depart- ment made itself felt on several occasions . . . but even Saturday afternoon Extra Duty did not sour Natty. Through all this frivolity runs a serious vein of sincerity and pluck ... all of which adds up to a guy we will remember. EASTVILLE VIRGINIA ROBERT WARD O ' REILLY Son of a retired mustang . . . who couldn ' t settle down to a landlubber ' s job . . . brother to three more sea-going men . . . Bob didn ' t have a chance ... he was born with salt water in his veins. From the Navy town of Portsmouth . . where he probably read Annapolis Today . . . started toward his goal. Entering Severn School with this goal in mind . . . began bombarding his senator with let- ters . . . who finally appointed Bob . . . and lost half of his mail. The stay at the Naval Academy meant work . . . extracurricular activities . . . athletics . . . work. Swung a mean stick for J.V. lacrosse . . . mainstay of his company boxing team. Hops never seemed complete without Bob ... a position on the Hop Committee assured him of a drag or a hostess ... the Executive Department ' s generous members h ad a feeling of relief turn to dismay when they found out who was dragging their wives to the hops. Week ends found Bob at some local coffee bar . . . downing Joe ... a habit fostered by Bancroft Hall psuedo-java. An easygoing disposition . . . ability to win friends ... a salty chapeau . . . that ' s Bob. That ' s the Bob who will go right on winning a place for himself wherever he goes . . . that ' s the Bob who has won his place at Navy. PORTSMOUTH VIRGINIA 251 RUELL ARNOLD SEARSON Arriving at the Naval Academy in a gangly six-foot-three-inch frame . . . feeling fortunate that he was able to get both the frame and a commission through the Navy ... in attending Woodberry Forest he learned many things: How to sleep in after reveille, and how to make good grades without studying hard, how to play excellent golf, and how to overcome all other bridge players. To lend more color to his Navy life he played more golf . . . because he loves the game . . . and ran steeplechase . . . the golf course is not available all year, and he could run the steeplechase in a dozen or so strides. He claims that his only vice is women . . . but like so many others this statement is doubtful . . . and he is particular here: The women must conform to certain altitude require- ments . . . they must be intelligent . . . and of course if anyone desires to toss in a little beauty it is so much . . . gratis. Searson, dropping off to sleep to the tune of that jazz classic: N. " ]ug Ho Jazz . . . snoring in perfect rhythm . . . dreaming about his vanishing hair . . . bald before twenty . . . not too smooth ... in his own words. It ' s those old . . . typical . . . southern habits. STEELE ' S TAVERN VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA JAMES WILLIAM STROTHER A Marine Corps junior . . . this fair haired lad hails from Naval stations all over the U.S. . . . and its possessions. Always ready to narrate some harrowing tale of his days at Pearl Harbor High . . . somewhat of a legendary figure in the eyes of the Executive Department ... his eclat has brought down upon him many vicious and unwarranted attacks from the officers of the above depart- ment ... has borne up splendidly under the strain . . . makes up for his loss in conduct numbers by doing very well in academics. ... his ability as a boxer and a 150-pound football player place him high in the ranks of those ath- letically inclined. Habitually looking for a light for his skag ... is nevertheless welcomed with glad cries because of his strange and eeire tales which have earned him several equally as strange nicknames. His scintillating personality ... his comradely spirit and his elan with the female sex make him a wel- come member of any party. As democratic as the Constitution ... his genuine smile goes out to all . . . the impishness that lights up his face is truely confined to tow headed carefree youths . . . nothing ruffles his quiet composure . . . nothing his size pushes him around . . . you only live once . . . have fun. MACKEYS NORTH CAROLINA JAMES EMERSON DAVENPORT, JR. In Jim we see a remarkable faculty for the fine art of simply minding ones own business . . . we see Jim . . . quiet . . . reserved ... the lad with the camera in hand and two confidential lockers . . . loaded . . . with film, paper, DK-20, hypo, tanks, ferrotypes ... all the innumerable photographic accessories to confirm his most avid interest. We picture him in the thrill that comes once in a lifetime . . . the background, preferably North Carolinas Albermarle Soimd . . . the time, early in a misty morning ... he stands well arraid with fishing gear, a camera in each hand, a light meter firmly clenched between his teeth, pockets bulging with bait and film, wearing a happy expression . . . object, pictures of course. Jim was friendly with the academic board ... he saw lots of them . . . few worked harder in the return match at reexam time . . . fighting mad whenev er reexams were necessary . . . but glad to get ' em. A sports enthusiast from start to finish . . . saw both start and finish through the eyes of the experts ... as a member of the press detail. Further vented his sports enthusiasm on pleased readers of Navy Mags. Possesses a mania to tinker with . . . repair . . . make ... or break . . . most anything intricate. A reserved sense of humor . . . strikes up an abundance of casual friendships . . . carefully choosing his few steadfast ones. He ' s conscientious about his time . . . doesn ' t waste it. 252 SYDNEY WORTH DUNN, JR. Lrt ' s have collars up, huh, tllahs? . . . the shivering battle cry of a staunch Rebel ... he inveighed heavily against damyankee weather . . . with the damyankees themselves running a poor second ... a Naval Aviation Cadet before coming to Navy Tech, Syd was stationed at the University of North Carolina. Starring in plebe Steam erased the gold wings and gave him optical troubles. However a year on Sight Without Glasses and copious drafts of carrot juice saved him for the Supply Corps. An ability to make friends gave Syd many . . . and he called most of us by our first names. Jack of all sports and master of none ... he played basketball as well as baseball and soccer as well as volleyball but afternoon siestas kept him off varsity squads. An excel- lent wife, never, repeat never . . . said a word until after first period. Always maintaining a clean room and a regulation locker, Syd was quick to set the example and just as quick to see that it was followed. It was noticed with youngster year that he suffered no shortage of mail and drags. Every drag had a knack of saying you all either naturally or because of associating with the gentleman from the South. W.- " GREENVILLE NORTH CAROLINA WADE HAMPTON HARRIS Wade was the most consistently sleepy man ever to hit the Academy . . . started at the breakfast table by slumping his long lean frame down far enough to rest his elbows on the table for that extra thirty minutes of morning sleep ... his conversation at such times was practically nil since his eyes never opened before third period ... he was very particular about what he ate . . . never missing the breakfasts he did not eat . . . often went hungry rather than indulge in Navy chow. His troubles began with academics plebe year during which time he spent most of his leaves studying for reexams . . . the story changed youngster year ... his determination to pass pulled him through and when he found that he could do it he didn ' t stop reducing those numbers by his name . . . conscientiously plugging away. It can be said that he was like an old woman at times . . . that is the way his girl expressed it ... he was stubborn to the point of exasperation . . . moody . . . temperamental ... the type of guy who liked things to be regular . . . like letters from his girl which he could hardly live a day without. In the afternoons he put more effort into his academics or caught up on his sleeping. Quiet . . . easy to get along with unless in an argument. WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA DAVID LAWRENCE HARTSHORN Dave ... the lad who with the proper facilities . . say a few thousand dollars and a little less regulational restraints . . . could make the headlines of every paper in the country . . . adventurer or crack-pot or something of the year . . . phenominal imagination . . . active and vivid . . . forever dreaming up some stupendous adventure ... an imagination a writer of fiction could envy. Forget- ful .. . formation bell rings . . . finds him minus ye old guess rod ... a sprint back to the room to find it in the sink drain ... or some absurd place . . . the uniform for this period prescribes overshoes . . . who ' s that man down in the gym with overshoes over his gym shoes? . . . Hartshorn, D. L. . . . a Red Mike? ... no ... his varsity sport was getting rid of women rather than getting them ... a primary difficulty . . . was not uncommon to find himself devoid of enough David Hartshorn to provide for all his drags on a single week end . . . played cops and robbers with three pursuing drags and retained his hide . . . sometimes found himself dragging Miss Garande on the seawall because one little old insignificant O.D. tagged him . . . somehow beyond the scope of any logical reasoning . . . Let there be no misunderstanding . . . Dave had his C.I.S. ' s on numerous occasions but in the end they amounted to little or no grief. ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA 253 GRAHAM NORTH CAROLINA JAMES MURPHY IVEY, JR. Bud put family . . . Graham . . . defense plant . . . and N. C. State behmd him for Navy Tech . . . with two years toward an M.E. degree ... he got the chance to transfer to Navy . . . protege of Herman Hickman at State . . . fast . . . com- pact . . . rugged . . . might have given his old coach ' s Army line some trouble from a new backfield post had not an unlucky succession of injuries forced him to give up football. No slowpoke on the dance floor . . . Bud ' s style was only slightly cramped by the no-jitterbug rule. Not a savoir . . . stood well in academics without much strain . . . rated high in aptitude. A 5-10 . . . 190- pound package of bone, muscle, and irrepressible good humor. A light-hearted twinkle and easygoing nature belie an unwavering sense of responsibility . . . ample initiative ... an unfailing fund of common sense. In his company it was let Bui do it ... it was done right. Seldom made a study hour inspection . . . was usually off on one of the many responsibilities he was asked to dis- charge. Tough in competitive sports . . . but oh so gentle off the playing field. Buddy ' s personality places him high in the regard of classmates and friends of whom there are a multitude. WAYNESVILLE NORTH CAROLINA ROBERT LOWRY LEE, JR. The fact that he worked summers in a shipyard before entering the Academy helped to explain why he got that Steam stuff pretty well . . . mechanically minded . . . one of the few midshipmen who could take a radio apart and actually make it play better ... a man much in demand for that talent. Lived on the right side of the Reg book the first few days of the week to prevent interference in his week ends . . . still chuckles over the one he pulled on the O.D. ' s youngster year ... a radio expertly concealed in an innocent looking filing cabinet. Particularly well suited for Navy life . . . likes to travel around . . . spent his summer leaves hitching rides on Navy planes all over the country. A good mixer ... at home in any crowd from Admirals to Republicans. His pet peeve . . . radio announcers and their commercials ... his rantings over the people w ho dream up all these songs and jingles were a constant source of amusement to his wife . . . will never be happy until he has murdered a few of them. Dark hair . . . not too large . . . interested in . . . any kind of wine . . . boogie-woogie music ... no specifications on women so long as they were blonde . . . brunette ... or red-haired ... his taste was good in picking them. WILLIAM WESTFALL LEE, JR. Wicked Willie has the shiniest shoes in ' 48-B . . . purely a care of personal pride and not grease . . . gets away with working on them constantly. He ' ll never be called a slash in academics ... as proud of a 2.8 as the rest of us. This aviation business really interests him . . . he ' s trying to sweat enough 2.50 ' s to make a carrier flight deck. His next noticeable liking is classical music . . . Beethoven . . . Haydn . . . Franck ... all big buddies of his. Won ' t tell too much about his female acquaintances. Has yet to miss a liberty and always has a lovely thing on his arm ... his address book looks like the F.B.I, files . . . gets a large charge from company soccer, fieldball and pushball and has contributed to many championships. Stays in above average condition . . . doesn ' t drink . . . doesn ' t even smoke. As far as degrading qualities go ... I guess the only one is that not too much can be found wrong with him. A lot of fun . . . whether it ' s a formal deal or just a quiet visit. The one thing that gets a definite statement of policy from him is Wliat do you think about women? His answer will be the clue to his success in eluding, or should we say including, them. GREENVILLE NORTH CAROLINA 254 JAMES EGERTON MYRICK Rip ... all six foot four inches of him ... is at present stretched out sound asleep . . . Hey Jim, Jo you want your jcmmc mentioned " ZZZZZZZl How about academics ZZ!!!!!!!!!! Well, uiiat do you want? After all, it ' s your biography. ZZZZ! . . . Wliick stems to leave it wp to mc. To begin with, he ' s a Tarheel born and a Tarheel bred . . . you know the rest of the story . . . heaven help the window closing detail that got to his room late . . . Jim didn ' t really start to wake up till after the Vernal Equinox . . . Honest John really knows the Navy by now, he prepped with the Class of ' 47, but a winter term Bull final slipped him a mickey . . . when he came to he was in ' 48-8. When the Colonel started spring housecleaning, the results of the first inspection were read out at forma- tion, and lo! Honest John led all the rest . . . Rip seemed to get through life existing on a slipstick and a skiwy shirt ... of course he had other items, his supply of toothpaste, soap, and shaving cream was always there to help out his indigent wife. Never said a word till second period every day, a period to the Prevention of Recurrence of Youngster Year Finals movement. Rip typified all that was best of the Ante Bellum South, a true southern gentleman and easygoing comrade. LITTLETON NORTH CAROLINA FRANK WYLIE ORR, JR. A dreamy eyed citizen of the sultry south . . . Frank has come and gone like a wisp of smoke ... a walking advertisement for the Spas of Charlotte ... he has more rest in his little toe than most of us do in our whole body ... an ex-radio announcer endowed with the gift of gab . . . rarely seen on week ends without a stunning representative of the fairer sex . . . aw I ' m not so smooth . . . modest . . . intensely sincere . . . completely sympathetic ... an attentive and flattering listener ... a talented musician ... his long artistic hands . . . violin trained . . . carry with them something of that instrument ... his serene composure is a quality to be envied . . . behind the curtain of his quiet . . . .lies a person fascinated by life . . . awed by the everyday beauty that surrounds us ... a ready smile ... an open friendliness — a great desire to be helpful to any and all that might cross his path ... it is such silent characters as this that do the world ' s work without even waiting for the reward . . . like the whisp of smoke . . . ever rising . . . elusive . . . symbol of combustion and quiet energy. CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA DONALD SCOTT ROSS Smooth? Like the textiire of an infant ' s skin. Pleasant? His presence is a tall frosted beverage on a sultry summer day. Personable? The Adonis our time. Hurdling the Mason-Dixon Line, Don has ventured northward to scatter well- seasoned helpings of verbal hominy grits (without the gravy ) among his north- em brethren. His leisurely demeanor is quite deceptive, for he has a happy knack of garnering both enjoyment and benefit from our kaleidoscopic environ- ment. He sports a bronze sun-tan from his hours spent in Thompson Stadium as track manager. He has a pleasing natural ear and voice for music of all kinds. His repetoire contains the saxophone . . . violin and Red River Valley and Under The Double Eagle on a borrowed guitar. Let others curse the rigors of classes . . . Don writes letters or sews outlandish ornaments on his bathrobe. While some of us sweat and stew over the perfidious nature of womankind, Don smiles and walks lightly and ever so politely through the midst of admir- ing girls. Although his soft southern drawl has become altered by Boston piolitics and Philadelphia fruit. North Carolina need harbor no apprehensions of her prestige in Annapolis . . . Don, the ambassador of amiability is here. NASHVILLE NORTH CAROLINA 255 ESTILL SOUTH CAROLINA LEONARD MILTON HENDRIX A Yankee turned Rebel . . . things began for Leo at the Jtincture of the Ohio and Mississippi . . . Cairo, Illinois ... on a hot July day in 1926. His parents never staged a repeat performance so little Leo was left an O.A.O. . . . this was hard on Leo in that he was left with no one to pick on ... a confirmed heckler . . . IS happiest when he is bothering someone . . . loves an argument ... is per- sistent and stubborn . . . and never loses one . . . makes no difference what the debate is about he will argue because he is sure he knows a few more things about It than the next guy ... is the man for whom the Ways and Means Com- mittee has been looking these many years . . . manages a farm in Tennessee in his spare time . . . often states his ambition is to make the Chase National Bank look like a poor house ... a firm believer in drills ... his favorite being sack drill . . . desires to conduct his business from a prone position. An enthusiastic fly-boy . . . this young man has often been tempted to give up dragging in order to spend more time at the local airport . . . " The Lion " ... so named because of his ability to roar . . . believes m an equal strain on all parts . . . except that in no case should the strain become too great. ■» WHITMIRE SOUTH CAROLINA WILLIAM WHITE LEWIS, JR. Hailing from the Priie of the Piedmont this southern boy ambled along through four years at Tech . . . coming to complete attention only for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and Dixie . . . and frequently observing that midshipmen have less common sense than anybody. Academics were a no strain affair ... if a subject was hard, it was too hard to study ... if it was easy, it was too simple to study . . . yet he always managed to do fairly well. Bill spent most of his time reading or sleeping . . . books and magazines were always in abundance . . . and his ability to sleep anywhere, anyplace, anytime, and most of the time . . . won him the nickname of Possum. With an ear constantly tuned to the humor of the situation ... or hillbilly music ... his big grin was always lighting up . . . and you couldn ' t help but smile with him. Bill ' s work out consisted of nothing more strenuous than shooting a little pool or playing a rubber of bridge . . . the no strain being his byword. Truly a master at the art of relaxed living ... his easygoing manner . . . good sense . . . engaging humor and droll wit make Bill agreeable and a friend to everybody. JOHN ALEXANDER RUSSELL No one knows how this tough, but oh, so gentle, character fell into B . . . professors are amazed at the rapidity with which he does his work . . . not at all like the general run of his classmates. It is believed that he has discovered a special formula which solves all exam problems . . . it ' s pretty sure he doesn ' t get the answers from studying. He hates work . . . doesn ' t think it is necessary to work to stand high ... it comes naturally. An outstanding end on the Clem- son College team before coming to Navy . . . thinks Clemson ' s plebe year was rougher than Navy ' s. His harsh look never frightened plebes ... in fact they are his best friends . . . flocking around him like chicks around an old hen . . . things do begin to get lively when he runs into trouble with the system, though . . . Bancroft tremors with the force of the expletives used. He likes music . . . especially his solid south Sister Kate and What ' s tlic Use of Getting Sober. He is believed to be the only avowed thirty-year man in ' 48-B . . . money is not an aim in his life ... he wants to serve the nation and feels honored to do so. His quiet self-confidence will work slowly, but surely ... to convince those about him that Russ is a very capable man. SOCIETY HILL SOUTH CAROLINA 256 JOHN FLOYD WHITE, JR. Yazzuh . . . t ' was unncr the cotton fUnts . . . curled up likt a cocoon. Tfiat ' j all right, Rastus . . . we ' ll take it. They did, those kind, generous Whites . . . no trouble at first ... it slept twenty-five hours daily . . . but little eyes fol- lowed every movement . . . shell pink ears picked up every conversation. Then Mrs. White pleaded . . . FloyJ flease say something . . . the torrent started . . . arras waved . . . words splattered forth. Oh . . . they were proud . . . little Floyd poured through his books . . . however after arm waving oratories had carried many a dinner plate crashing in their stately dining room, little gramaphone was sent away from the house. So Floyd talked with the trout, the horses, and his everfaithful deaf and dumb servant ... at night he rummaged through old N-V. Times . . . avidly reading such things as election results of Warren Harding. Tiring Floyd sought company . . . the Citadel let him in. Time passed and Jeff expounded . . . catching the ear of a traveling salesman, Jeff was carried away by his argument and wound up in Kokomo . . . the authorities, intrigued with his knowledge yet fearing his voice, procured an appointment to the Naval Academy. Never at a loss for words or ideas. Buttercup (now) meanders through these hallowed halls where iamnant quoi non intelligunt. CHESTER SOUTH CAROLINA STANWIX MAYFIELD WILLIAMS A true southerner . . . clinging to all the traditional beliefs and pride of the old South . . . coming from an early life on a semi-plantation he brought with him a yen for agriculture and the usual set of muscles characteristic of that life . . . the muscles were quite handy when he went to school in Washington . . . not one to let the big boys run over him he spent a lot of time letting them know his feelings . . . discovering that wrestling was really a fine sport and trying his luck after coming to the Academy with a different objective in view . . . that of striving to improve his physique with the addition of weight-lifting ... a non-smoker . . . did not imbibe in the pleasures of alcohol ... a healthy appetite kept his weight a little too high for the results training normally gave. A normal affinity for members of the opposite sex ... a fair collection of pictures . . . the friend who came through with blind drags that prompted no complaint . . . life of the party type. His most distinguishing trait was an antagonistic sense of humor . . . not one to mince words . . . always ready to start an argu- ment ... a few years in the air corps and then life as a gentleman farmer are his aims. DENMARK SOUTH CAROLINA JOHN DOYLE CAYLOR Leaving the bedspread center of the world in August, 1941, John entered the Navy with a strong ambition to come to the Naval Academy . . . three years ' service as a radioman strengthened his desire for a Naval career . . . four years more has cinched it. Doyle ' s favorite subject was Bull . . . proved by the fact that he read each assignment sixteen times. Although he did not study so as- siduously for other subjects, he managed to stand high academically. The cruel northern winters and his annual endeavor to coax a set of scales up to the mini- mum weight requirement were his only difficulties. John had the stamina it takes to nm cross-country and the batt mile, but his very meticulous letter-writ- ing required a large share of his leisure hours. The most anxious period of the day for him was when he eagerly awaited the baseball results to find out whether his beloved Senators were out of the second division. Johnnie ' s quiet and modest nature won the esteem of all who knew him. Judging from his keen interest in the submarine service. Long John will likely be found ducking through the hatches of a pig boat a short time after graduation. DALTON GEORGIA 257 MACON GEORGIA KENNETH WEBSTER DUNWODY, JR. Ken . . . Red . . . Kilowatt . . . what have you . . . they all point to that dynamic personality . . . that rouge among roses . . . that Bombshell in the nursery . . . that man with a chick at every turn of the road . . . that bug house of activity with the flaming top knot . . . that unofficial mayor of Bancroft ... a gymnast . . . naturally . . . two thousand hours in the air m the vicinity of the flying rings ... he usually greets you with a professional. Who are wc going to drag this week? . . . when not dragging you ' ll find him frantically searching through his comb for the few remaining hairs ... an unconventional w ith a slightly aristocratic air . . . looks much better at a hop than swabbing down ... in fact he has all the earmarks of a career diplomat . . . not big but solid . . . that shape that looks right at home nudged into a tux ... a clean polished appearance . . . fun loving . . . if we can ' t have a party at least we can make believe we are having a prty . . . notorious for getting separated from someone he is supposed to be with ... if it isn ' t tied to him Dunwody will lose it . . .a true son of the corn pone and julep South ... he doesn ' t like to have it known around though ... he wants you to guess . . . one look at those eyes and you can see the reflection of the magnolias . . . you ' ll meet him sooner or later and when you do you just can ' t miss him. AMERICUS GEORGIA WILLIAM FRANK EASTERLIN The bantamweight of his company . . . the little Georgia Peach ... to be admired for his perseverance and determination to succeed in anything and everything he attempts . . . rarely seen without a green eyeshade . . . Frank is known for his tactics m the classroom ... an ability doubtlessly picked up from experience in a meat market back in Georgia ... a former V-12er . . . attended both Citadel and Duke University and came to the Academy well prepared for the academic strain ... a connoisseur of good music . . . good books . . . and good bourbon ... a mainstay of the batt football and company soccer squads ... he also holds a yawl command which has been his primary interest since plebedom ... his keen sense of honor, his consistency and his great fighting spirit will aid him in doing well in any endeavor . . . affairs of the heart have proved a constant Gordion ' s knot . . . seemingly impossible to untangle ... if it ' s not one girl . . . it ' s another ... got to get a date for this weeli end . . . u Itat ' s tliat . . . your grandmother is sicld . . . operator, gii ' c me Sifeetbriar ... I won ' t give up . . . give me Vassar . . . dynamic Crank . . . enthusiastic . . . hard working . . . surprisingly humorous in his lighter mo- ments . . . definitely serious in his deeper ones ... he may be small . . . but he is every inch a man. VALDOSTA GEORGIA WARREN CURRY GRAHAM, JR. Warren is one of these personality lads . . . all-around woman killer . . . with a southern accent as thick as the moss of the Okeefeenoke ... his post-academy Habitat. He was fairly well known throughout the Brigade ... a peculiarity of cheerful people . . . plebes hopefully detoured out of their way for miles in order to avoid passing within range of that Moke Talk. After trying his luck at Marion, Georgia State Women ' s College (women that is) and Georgia Tech (with the V-12 unit there) he decided to grant to the Navy the benefit of his talents. His record academically wasn ' t perfect but rather in keeping with the highest traditions of his class . . . standing a few numbers above bucket third class year. Graham could well be called a dancing fanatic . . . jitterbug expert ... an authority on throwing parties. Only two hops at the Academy were by-passed during his three upperclass years . . . and those two only because he was sick and not of dancing. His contacts were many and varied . . . but always were maintained to the specific Graham standard. He always enjoyed fixing up his friends . . . who invariably obtained an accurate fix. 258 HENRY CLAY HAMILTON, JR. Peaches . . . that jolly character known throughout the Brigade for his carefree manner and deep-south accent. A. V.M.I, graduate ... an ex-Bullis Preper . . . Peaches caught the business end of a rugged plebe year . . . but when plebe year was over it had at least made him a devoted believer of the system. Short, rather roundish . . . quick witted . . . alert . . . friendly and socially active . . . Peaches is one of those fellows who is always one of the boys. Academics he took care of with his offhand manner and a good southern portion of com- mon sense . . . always plagued by the ev er-mounting volume of demerits stacked against him . . . even this couldn ' t dampen his devil-may-care outlook. But Peaches has his serious side too ... a clear thinker ... a fine sense of justice tempered with just the appropriate amount of human kindness. Equally adapted to any social level ... a party lover . . . athletics came easy . . . noted for his ability to send the little white pill straight up the fairway to within inches of the pin. Peaches ' previous military training gave him a head start on most of us . . . this plus his ability to readily conform to just about any situa- tion put him right at ease at Navy. Georgia will never be right until Peaches gets back . . . back where there are no demerits. DALTON GEORGIA ROBERT ROY NEELY, JR. Bob is a real southern gentleman that likes the Navy . . . always has . . . always will. A man that appreciates the finer things in life and lives his life accord- ingly. He likes to tell you he ' s lazy ... let him have his fun . . . don ' t con- tradict him . . . but don ' t think for a minute it ' s true. His deliberate way of moving . . . talking . . . working, are all a part of his efficiency. He lives to serve, and has done just that during his stay. Like most people of his type he can ' t say no to a new job or responsibility ... the result being a hodge- podge of extracurricular activities. His last year was one of concentration on the two he liked best ... the Press Detail and the Lucky Bag ... he served both with unbeatable excellence. His sports write-ups in the Bag are a lasting proof of the Neely spirit. His first love is sports . . . the reporting side that is ... the statistics ... the paper work ... the daily toil over columns of type, hours of interviews, weeks of scheduling and planning, that brings to the public eye the great American hero ... the athlete, the football star, the track and basketball greats. The tall pleasant southerner with the ever-ready smile and the attitude that makes him a favorite with whomever he mixes ... a man that you ' ll not soon forget. LA FAYETTE GEORGIA WARD PARMALEE RIGGINS Ward Parmalee Riggins is better known as Geach (Georgia Peach, to the uninitiated) for obvious reasons, as he hails from Jessup in the Cracker State .... has a no ' then accent which belies the title though, and a luscious southern belle of a sister to whom it might more aptly be applied ... ex- emplifies the best in roommates . . . slow to anger, lacking a repertoire of funny stories and studies when studying should be done ... has one fault, a mule-like stubborn streak which is fortunately eclipsed by his other attributes . . . makes a perfect neighbor to those who prize their egos (and don ' t we all ) for he is a member of that species of human known as the shutter bug or camera fiend ... is constantly posing his friends, to their delight ... for the pictures are well made and prints readily available, although Ward retains the original for his fine collection . . . though not the imbibing type, is strong on the women and song part of the timeworn cliche and manages to have plenty of fun without alcohol . . . attention. Fleet, the line of Ward ' s prospective roommates forms on the right! JESSUP GEORGIA « 259 RUSSELL BARTMES, JR. Probably the best poker player in Bancroft Hall . . . has an obsession to thrust a knife in the backs of all Skinny profs . . . mail from Chicago constitutes a good day regardless of other occurrences ... A pessimist from the word go . . . swears by his hobby . . . pipes . . . would rather smoke one than be marooned with Lana Turner on a South Pacific Isle . . . well, almost! ... a salty sailor who loves to spend week ends on the bay with a favorite yawl . . . thriftiness is a vital precedent. A habitual spinner of tall tales ... if a mountain can be made of a mole hill, he will do it ... a witty character . . . ostentatious in his every day dealings . . . has a gift for the handling of complicated situations which require tact . . . likes to tinker with mechanical contraptions . . . would rather be dead than be seen at a hop . . . if given a sail and a pipe he will scale the highest peak. A tall ruddy fellow with a head of close-cropped blond hair . . . loves to act out a story . . . why tell it sitting still . . . this way is more fun. His way of talking is just as deliberate as his way of walking . . . and his way of living . . . big-solid . . . and a smile to top it off . . . almost all of the time. MIAMI FLORIDA HARRY ESRA BELFLOWER, JR. A bright beam of moonlight glancing off a secluded tarn . . . mystery mirrored in its shadowy depths . . . quiet peaks silhouetted against a starlit sky . . . the silence broken only by the sound of an occasional riplet breaking along a rocky shore . . . this is Harry Belflower . . . calm . . . serene . . . but capable of being set violently in motion ... a quiet lad . . . rarely saying more than is necessary . . . keeping much to himself . . . and gaining respect by that fact . . . sobered perhaps by two years in the wartime Merchant Marine . . . flaming oil . . . blackened faces . . . the utter boredom of it all ... a capable man . . . doing his job well . . . and asking no reward . . . the kind who will keep plugging until he has entirely mastered his subject ... a face and form that seldom shows a change ... an attitude as constant as his faith . . . faith in his God . . . faith in himself . . . No ... I really can ' t . . . I ' ve got to get this ione first . . . putting nothing off ... do it now or not at all . . . always ready to lend a helping hand where possible . . . steadfast in his ideals . . . stubborn in his arguments . . . like the tarn . . . veiled . . . ever deeper . . . symbol of mystery and inner strength. JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA CLEARWATER FLORIDA JAMES NORTON COMERFORD When Jim checked in here he was decked out in a Zoot suit to end all Zoot suits . . . since then we ' ve managed to whittle him down to something a little more in sympathy with the general atmosphere of Bancroft ' s hallowed halls . . . unique . . . shy yet bubbling with congeniality . . . he ' s the kind of a guy who would just like to let the world go its way and not bother him . . . but he realizes his obligations to society to be hospitable so he takes part in a half- tired fashion . . . physically small and inept at athletics . . . spiritually a con- stant ray of sunshine . . . Jim ' s retiring manner has kept him pretty well shrouded in mystery . . . close mouthed . . . even tempered . . . constant half smile expression ... a Navy background and a Navy future sort of make Jim a salt water baby . . . women . . . Jim just hasn ' t had any serious intentions so far and it is a lot of trouble trying to please anything as un-Navy as a woman . . . never a malicious word or deed . . . polite . . . good natured . . . considerate . . . Jim is a tinkerer . . . watches, locks, anything with a lot of parts to it . . . hobbies run all the way from photography to good music . . . his dry subtle sense of humor produces low gutteral chuckles but never get to the laugh extreme . . . Jim will go along in his quiet way and be nearly imnoticed . . . but when he isn ' t around there is a big hole that just isn ' t filled. 260 B LAURENS DORSEV Brown curly hair is not exceptional, but when it is touched with those suave flees of grey there is something to look at ... of course after one gets to know Larry, the grey is not noticeable ... the color of his wit and character far out- dazzle any of his physical attributes . . . fall and spring soccer, with a quiet break of the rifle team in the winter . . . tennis as a very sporting novice . . . four wall klushbah and knife throwing are his favorite indoor sports ... his quiet southern manner is going to be his downfall ... the gals seem to eat up this strong silent stuff . . . Larry ' s luckiest Academy break came when he was sent to the hospital over part of second class cruise . . . there he learned the subtleties of bridge and particularly of gin rummy . . . the ace in the B-hole he is often referred to ... a clever saying of his own inimitable group of cliches or an appropriate quotation from a book of the deepest Russian or French traditions finds its way into any verbal dissertation on life . . . when it comes to talking, Larry was unhappy because the Navy didn ' t take us to any French speaking countries on cruise ... he likes his Dago so well that he even con- siders taking up Spanish . . . mentioning Spanish brings us around to the dreamer Dorsey ... the traveler ... he probably knows as many Army and Navy ATC and NATS pilots as any midshipman to graduate ... all his fine traits seem to pay off when the cards are down . . . ' cause look at him now. • M MIAMI FLORIDA JAMES WILLIAM DUPREE, JR. Swampy Dupree ... a constant spiimer of tall, tall tales ... an inveterate disseminator of the hot palahra . . . famed for the hurt expression he shows when someone attempts to refute one of his stories . . . and for his glorious tenor ... his imitation of his favorite singer Enrico Caruso. A claimant of com- plete misogyny . . . Bill nevertheless can often be discovered creeping furtively about the yard with an exquisite specimen of the opposite sex in tow. Bill is a zealous sailor . . . spends much of his free time shining up his beloved star boat . . . affectionately christened The Lonesome Polecat ... in which he can be foimd well in the lead of numerous Chesapeake regattas. A diligent student . . . wastes little time . . . hard working . . . ambitious . . . persevering ... is sure to do well in any job he undertakes. A lover of hunting and fishing . . . tends toward the agrarian life . . . candid . . . humorous . . . loyal ... a good friend . . . one to be counted on in any emergency. But those who are not numbered among his friends find him slightly aloft . . . hard outer shell that resists all but his intimates . . . alert . . . active . . . yet blessed with a calm coolness that suggests self-confidence. Emotionally unmoveable . . . solid individual ... a man to reckon with. TAMPA FLORIDA LAWRENCE HERNANDEZ, JR. A true Latin ... a devotee of Spanish music . . . Spanish senoritas . . . Spanish dances. He even owns a Spanish restaurant in his native Tampa ... it is rumored by several reputable sources that he is trying to open a branch office in his room in Bancroft Hall. He is fond of all that is good in life ... his ac- cumulation of classical records and good books help to transport him from our Spartan existence. He zealously believes in frequent injections of town and week-end liberty to renew acquaintances with habits and delicacies not found at Navy . . . even in reasonable facsimile . . . thereof will aid, naturally in eas- ing the pain of formations and drills. A brigade boxing champion in his spare time . . . Punchy has a formidable reputation as a fighter . . . can often be found over in the lower gym knocking the stuffings out of the heavy bag. When not engaged in this pugilistic pastime, Larry is usually in the Photo Club dark- room developing the results of the frequently clicking shutter of his camera . . . effervescent nature . . . generosity . . . flashing smile . . . rapier-like wit . . . these will make him a welcome addition to any group. A prodigious lifter of massive weights ... he expects soon to be able, like Atlas to hold the world on his shoulders. TAMPA FLORDIA 261 GEORGE LEE HOFFMAN Best p ortrayed by his two favorite phrases . . . let ' s get at this . . . and . . .1 wish I were in Baltimore. Coming to Navy by way of one of the old four pipers where he spent his time from before Pearl Harbor until ' 44 allows George to wear a hash mark and water tender ' s rate on his B-robe, and made him at home in the jumble of valves and pipes of youngster Steam. No bookworm however, he is a veteran hop and dragging man rarely missing a week end. He has managed to put this time to good use to woo and win a Baltimore belle who sports a miniature, and who keeps the mailbox full, this makes him one of the few men who will defend that city. As his main sideline he captains the gym team second and first class years . . . collects gymnastic championships on cold winter week ends. He studies to the tunes of Ge rshwin and J. Kern, or to the jokes of Charlie McCarthy. He has only an average number of run ins with the law of Bancroft, and rebels only at a failure of the mails or a rainy week end. One of the best adapted men at Navy Tech, he believes that we get only what we work for . . . works with energy and application at any job and produces top results. Hard work ... a rope . . . Ev . . . Genroge Snipe Hoffman. TAMPA FLORIDA WILLIAM GLENN SAWYER One of our most regulation characters . . . Buzz will be remembered for his doggedness and strength of character . . . early years spent enjoying the suimy beaches of Nassau, B.W.I. , where he was born . . . has since moved to the equally suimy beaches of Miami, Florida . . . spent his time previous to entering the Navy working up the hard way in his father ' s steamship line . . . and so has a thoroughly salty background ... is often found with his nose in a book . . . usually of the text variety ... he is an avid sailor and deep sea fisherman . . . while his favorite sport at the Academy is boxing . . . has an imposing array of locker door pictures which he has accumulated through his own proficiency in photography . . . has never quite forgiven his classmates for the rather dubious honor youngster year of being given the deep six for his somewhat questionable proficiency in Dago ... in spite of our stoic Academy life the Fireman has re- tained a definitely epicurean philosophy . . . thinker of deep thoughts . . . pos- sessor of high ideals : . . has gained respect in the eyes of us who know him because of his good sense ... his rational way of thinking . . . and his consistent and completely honest way of doing things. MIAMI FLORIDA CLEARWATER FLORIDA ALBERT RICHARDSON SCHOFIELD, JR. He was born in Jamaica . . . New York . . . how the California Chamber of Commerce ever let this ray of sunshine slip through it ' s fingers to Florida will probably be the topic for debate for many moons ... a real happy lad . . . one of those people who are never quiet . . . even when alone. Scho is a Navy Junior . . . and got around a little as a result . . . Virgin Islands . . . Pennsylvania . . . California . . . Washington, D.C., where he prepped at Columbian ... he loves to travel . . . and would be happy doing just that for the rest of his days. Dick is a tennis fiend and found time to manage the Varsity tennis team while at Navy. A playboy at heart . . . never could see working for a living . . . was noted for the fact that he never dragged the same girl twice . . . and never used the same line twice . . . versatile . . . no? He spent a few serious minutes at Navy on the Christmas Card Committee ... a worthwhile pastime that he enjoyed . . . even more than dipping bulbs for the Juice gang. This is the lad we will remember for his blue eyes and wavy hair ... his sparky personality and ready wit . . . without Scho the party was not complete. His ambition is to stay with the Blue and Gold as a Naval Attache . . . where? . . . you guessed it . . . Moscow. He likes that because you have to travel so far to get there . . . and he will . . . someday. 262 HART ROBERT STRINGFELLOW, JR. Always considered slightly addled by his classmates because of his resigning a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Engineers to enter the Naval Academy . . . Hart has nevertheless endeared himself to his friends because of his sincerity . . . simplicity . . . and sense of humor . . . spent his early years as a gentleman of leisure living off his father ' s wholesale supply business . . . graduated from O.C.S. at Fort Belvoir in 1944 . . . known as Prince Henry (the navigator) because of his ability with the nautical almanac ... is no- torious as a pool shark and can often be found at the tables in Smoke Hall . . . has been a member of the golf squad for the past four years and shoots a mean par . . . the Frank Sinatra of the first company . . . Hart is a member of the choir . . . glee club and serenaders ... is an avid omithiologist . . . and is in ' ordinately proud of his state ' s wildlife and fruit . . . straight forward . . . fore- sighted . . . quiet . . . Hart will make a very good officer . . . intends to enter the Marine Corps on graduation. Deeply interested in all that goes on in the world around him . . . enthralled by the beauty that is life . . . lost in wonder of the loveliness of small everyday occurrences ... a deep insight into human nature . . . and an appreciation of beauty of all kind. ' k GAINESVILLE FLORIDA JAMES SYLVESTER BRUNSON Jim Brunson is a southern gentleman stranded in yankee territory ... a judge of good camillias ... for which his hometown of Greenville is famous . . . Jim has a special liking for the countryside of his native Alabama. The rich farm- land of his section of the state is a continual source of pride and wistful thinking on his part. His tall and wooley stories frequently have his best friends baffled as his poker face is definitely the perfect physiognomy for his jokes ... of course Jim never tries any practical jokes ... if you ask him politely. Jim ' s athletic interests run chiefly along the rest is best line . . . has used a good deal of his recreation time working on the Lucky Bags. One of his favorite subjects for conversation is the merits of southern-northern football players and teams . . . this is good for a half-hour argument at anytime. If you find that you have ac- quired five shares of stock in the Alabama football team before you are finished . . . don ' t be at all surprised. Never having had trouble keeping his bow tie straight . . . Jim manages to attend most of the dances and entertainments at the Academy. His is not the beaten path but ■where he does go he will leave his mark. GREENVILLE ALABAMA ROBERT WILLIAM HANBY, JR. From the quiet coal and iron locked valley the Kur-nel came to Navy. Behind him . . . paper route, store clerk and usher as odd jobs ... at high . . . the guy who put three winners up for the student body work . . . besides getting by without working. From those days . . . the latest mag and novel which he is never without . . . learned drill at Marion and to be a Rambling Wreck at Tech. Besides playing softball and football . . . tennis and swimming are his fancy if you can get him off the sack . . . you usually can ' t . . . sweet and low . . . loud and fast ... it makes little difference as long as his feet feel the beast and a partner . . . preferably a little lady from the South . . . possesses a mania for the song I Love You . . . steak takes the race . . . peanut butter, apple jelly and potted meat between bread makes the best snack ... to all ' s horror. Happy . . . carefree ... go lucky ... a smile and a laugh . . . the guy who ' ll help and talk it over ... be it the current news or a heartache . . . that is Hanbone. Once in a while he ' ll hit the ceiling . . . watch out for the noise . . . soon though he returns full of cheer and no hard feelings. BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA 263 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA ALBERT GALLATIN HENRY, JR. My hair is white though not with years . . . the old w hite-haired one . . . sage of the southland . . . ancestry traceable to one Patrick Henry . . . has incorpo- rated some of that worthy gentleman ' s nobler thoughts into his own philosophy . . . particularly with regard to liberty, or more exactly freedom . . . freedom from undue concern about the cares of the world . . . Hank shows an unbeliev- able ability to take the bitter in his easy stride without noticeable trace of dis- comfort . . . versatility . . . ably describes Hank ' s athletic prowess . . . has dabbled in everything from tennis to football . . . each year confidentially main- tains that he will play end for the Crimson Tide ... a walking encyclopedia of sports knowledge . . . capable diagnostician of college football and major league baseball . . . having a twin brother, he maintains he is only the second best looking man in Alabama . . . withdraws from academic endeavor each Tuesday in order to read the southland ' s greatest Sunday Journal . . . The Birmingham Hfws . . . forsook an Army career . . . had completed two years at Citadel . . . Rules ani rcgulatims have hem maie, not to he hroken, hut rather ignorei . . . sums up his philosophy on how to remain happy as a midshipman . . . good- natured . . . carefree . . . Hank. HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA PAUL DOUGLASS LAWLER In his serious moments he looks like an old school southern aristocrat . . . we expect him to retire someday with the traditional julep in one hand and a cane in the other . . . retiring to the relaxed atmosphere of Alabama. In other mo- ments, he reads mail from all over the South . . . eminating from, more spe- cifically, the belles ... he puts away the letters and rolls up like a baby panda on the bed and fades out of the picture. There is much speculation as to whether or not he was raised and brought up in circular beds . . . Lawler with his cyclotron position during imconsciousness. In aliveness he wears the indefatig- able grin of a man who knows no enemies ... he walks with a relaxed gait . . . tall . . . lithe . . . has no difficulty with excess weight albeit his caloric intake is astronomical. He arrived from Tulane University . . . the Navy had already indoctrinated him in the fine arts: Math . . . Chemistry . . . Physics . . . engi- neering in general . . . enabling him to spend more time contorting his frame into a spiral of Archimedes and sleeping . . . living with a Yankee forced Huntsville High ' s most bashful graduate to retaliate by writing to additional southern belles ... in this activity he will probably remain. ANNISTON ALABAMA JAMES ANDREW MICKLE, JR. The boy with the sunburned face 365 days out of the year . . . that ' s Jim. A cumulo-nimbus cloud floating down the corridor . . . Jim and his famous cap approaching. We say Jim and his cap, because it, like Jim, has a personality all Its own. Any week end will find him the first out of the gate dressed in a style befitting the southern gentleman that he is. A connoisseur of fine foods, Jim spends his town liberties sampling caviar at Antoinette ' s or Lobster a la Newburg at the Wardroom. Almost any week-night will find him acting as host to a delicious smorgasbord prepared for his many friends. The public relations detail occupied his spare time ... he was one of the first to be a television spotter at a Navy football game. Plebes on his table were capable of quoting many interesting facts about Navy teams. Jim is an advocate of rest as the best cure for whatever ails you. You couldn ' t say he was a charter member of the radiator squad . . . ask him for 100 good reasons why he shouldn ' t run cross-country and you ' ll wonder. His geniality makes him per- fectly at home anywhere from Lady Astor ' s tea party to the tables down at Morrie ' s, and his southern hospitality has given him the reputation of being a good host. 264 DAN RICHARD NOLEN He had quite a struggle to get through Navy Tech, but in that time Dan suc- ceeded in making more friends than there are voters in Clay Country, Alabama. Who, incidentally, all voted for Wilbur B. Nolen, Judge of Probate. Almost every night his room was the meeting place of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce . . . presided over by Dan of course ... it was a nuisance at first . . . but after he succeeded in padlocking his cigarettes it came to be enjoyable. Dan Claude tried just about every sport available . . . and did quite well at most of them . . . despite the demoralizing efforts of extra instruction and rc-exams. Constant conditioning made him a valuable asset on the football or lacrosse field ... if he could not outwit an opponent he could always outrun him . . . after a few unsuccessful serious romances he began to play the field and here he also played a good game. Cruise was always an opportunity to acquire a suntan ... to rest up for the hard year ahead ... he always had the best hiding place on the ship. Dick was always ready to entertain whether it be at the piano ... in a quartet ... tap dancing ... or rendering his own lyrics to the newest radio commercials. He was able to keep up everyone elses spirits by his own contagious cheerfulness. Laugh and the world laughs with you. ASHLAND ALABAAAA HERBERT NEWTON TOWNSEND A hot plate record album and a comfortable rack are Tubby ' s requirements for a happy week end. Women are almost a novelty in his life . . . interest unparalleled, however, would surely be aroused if the culinary capabilities of some sweet young thing became evident to Tubby. He likes his chow . . . and the more it ' s like the way Mom cooks it the better. Tubby is thoroughly easy- going . . . never excitable. He did take a light strain at Junior Varsity foot- ball, but that ' s all he needed to do quite well . . . why attempt the unneces- sary? He could never be honestly classified as a Red Mike . . . rather as one who prefers peace to foreign entanglements. Few have seen him in action with the fair sex, but one can presuppose that hunting and fishing are not his only pastimes while spending leave. Tubby feels that farming is a great profession ... the really hardy and well-earned living . . . laboriously rocking his over- stuffed chair on the veranda while overseeing an inexhaustible supply of mint julep and a not too large cotton crop. Tubby ' s not lazy . . . but when a par- ticularly rough class was scheduled for first period in the morning, it was too much work to go to Sick Bay. Some people have to go out of their way to be likeable . . . Tubby works it the other way ... his easygoing make-up comes naturally and will always attract those with whom he comes in contact. m DECATUR ALABAMA HOWARD ALBERT TRUE Herk is different . . . one of the oldest members of our class . . . reserved ... a little above our youthful pranks and chatter ... an introvert . . . yet he has the respect and admiration of all. Three years with the Fleet as a storekeeper preceded his entrance into the Academy ... he takes pride in the fact that he is an authority on the Navy and its component parts. Well-scrubbed ap- pearance and precise manner . . . methodical about his work and untiring in his efforts . . . everybody looks to Herk as a stabilizing force among our rather turbulent lives. Conventional in his conduct and pastimes . . . still champion- ing the southern cause which was the vogue a century ago. A firm believer in the system and very businesslike in his relations with both his superiors and his juniors ... a temper that knows no bounds when unleashed ... his diligence and earnestness have kept him well out of any kind of trouble . . . foresight has made the road even smoother. Somewhere along this road Herk has picked up a note that is entirely out of tune with the rest of his song , . . he ' s stub- bom . . . usually he ' s right . . . but right or wrong he is harder to move or even sway than an oak tree. His facial expressions are limited to two ... a before morning scowl and his usually reserved, sincere smile. AKRON ALABAMA 265 HEADLAND ALABAMA JOSEPH PHIL WHITE Straight from the heart of the deep south . . . this genial gentleman whose every- ready grin and good humor belie his claims of having worked in a morgue pre- vious to entering the Navy. Notwithstanding his friendly disposition, Blanco is a firm believer in good discipline and three generations of plebes have shud- dered at his infrequent but impressive scowls. When not found sailing one of the yawls of the yacht squadron, he may usually be found placing an equal strain on all parts of both mattress and springs . . . when necessary he can be persuaded to run company cross-country or take up batt track he never feels it necessary. His greatest forte . . . where he can be found in best form ... is in Baltimore on week-end liberty, where his name is justifiably linked with those of the more fanatical merrymakers. A slow southern drawl, a great capacity for work, and infectious optimism will always stand him in good stead in any society. Promoter of big deals . . . now look hen ... I have a heautiful aprtment for June Week . . . purveyor of week-end drags of all sorts . . . kept many of his classmates from the clutches of misogyny . . . has seen . . . however . . . too many old flames led to the alter during his Academy career . . . well . . . haven ' t we all? TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA GEORGE SEARCY WRIGHT Represents the best in the traditions of the Old South . . . hails from the memory filled City of Tuscaloosa, in the Cotton State of Alabama, as is evi- denced by his famous " su ' th ' n drawl " ... has a deep, natural pride in his homeland and can be picked out in any bull session by his retelling of how Alabama won the War for Secession. He is naturally easygoing and carefree with a resultant popularity among all who know him. A natural leader, George graduated to the University of Alabama, where he was vice-president of the Sophomore Class, debated, fostered school spirit through the Druids and the spirit committee, and also foimd time to be advertising manager of the college paper and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. After two and a half years there, he doffed mufti for the V-5 blue of the Naval Air Corps, his great love, from which he subsequently entered the Academy . . . further proved his worth as a pilot in the old " Yellow Perils " during second class summer and plans to re-enter the Air Corps as soon as possible after com- missioning. He has kept in shape with a variety of sports while here and, with his wide smile, intelligence and plans, should go far in his chosen field. NASHVILLE TENNESSEE WILLIAM HENDERSON BAR| ON, JR. Will is one of the mighty sons of the south . . . from Nashville, Tennessee. When he arrived at the Academy he found that the Dago profs didn ' t appre- ciate the yo-aW of his native tongue . . . discarded it in favor of a Yankee twang after a few French classes. Plebe year proved to have its pit falls for Will . . . after that horrible nightmare was in the past he began to climb t he academic ladder . . . through sheer fortitude and determination he has risen to the upper fourth of the class. Being well versed in world history and literature you could always hear him giving out with his version of the situation in a manner that would make the famous orators of history back down. One of the mainstays on the fencing team . . . tKc sdoer team i i it again . . . famous last words . . . has three N stars. An ardent cribbage player ... 28 plus 4 is 31 for two ... he uses everything but his slide rule to figure out his hand . . . does come through ... on occasions. Will was a fly-boy before coming to the Academy . . . has a deep yearning to climb back into the wide blue yonder . . . get his wings of gold. After that ... a little home and . . . Navy Juniors. 266 GEORGE MARSHALL BATES Tennessee sent us George, but then, Tennessee gave us Andrew Jackson too. This guy is a number-one-man world traveler ... the world being Tennessee. George ' s library is one of the best, from Nietzsche and Spinoza to the latest home newspaper. He likes music, especially piano music and he plays for hours . . . any one of Bancroft Hall ' s three pianos has lost tune because of some of George ' s spare time activity . . . but music at Navy hasn ' t suffered from it, George is best when m an argument: that the only right thing is to lend him five dollars or that eskimos should buy harvesters. He still finds ten minutes each night to study. During part of George ' s 20 years he attended the Uni- versity of Tennessee, and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. The rest of his past is conveniently unknown. Only occasionally does George give the girls a break and drag. They say he was the original Red Mike at one time. His ac- tivities engage him in anything from sailing to eating peanuts. We feel sure that George will be successful in any line that he wishes to enter, besides, we have to put up with him! George ' s easygoing attitude, dynamic character, and frankness strike you full in the face . . . yeah, like a right hook! KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE BRADLEY LEE DALEY Admittedly from the backwoods of Tennessee ... a hill man who loves ' em and can tell you why. How he got around amongst those big trees and tall slopes without getting lost is beyond us ... a little guy with big ideas both in mag- nitude and scope . . . exceptionally friendly and cheerful if at times cynical . . . knows his own value . . . never sells himself cheaply. Class standing determined by natural ability on one hand and adversity to taking a strain academically on the other. A strong opinion on anything which interests him . . . reliably asserts himself right or wrong. Interests range from women to photography . . . did well with photography ... his small size never rendered him choosey when it came to picking up cameras ... a good judge of feminine charm but strict requirements on stature eliminate a particular class. A fairly good track man . . . nmner . . . despite small size . . . excepting spring track he usually acted in the capacity of a company sports man. During second class year did much of the valuable work of his class policy which swept the cob webs . . . renovated ... the sorely established cloudy con- ceptions of the manner in which a naval academy should be run . . . thor- oughly conscious of sound leadership principles and fair play. Rounding out ... we have the happy little lad who marches with a leading power factor . . a pleasure to know. CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE CLAUDE EUGENE DORRIS A song ... a football game . . . duty ... fun ... a bull session . . . Smiley excels in just about anything. A drawl as wide as the Mississippi ... a smile just a couple of miles wider . . . shoulders twice as wide . . . generous portions of everything good . . . and why not . . . coming straight from the strawberry kingdom of the world . . . strawberries as big as your head . . . strawberries in the gutters . . . strawberries by the millions. A speedy halfback ... a polished dash man ... a demon in a bull session . . . pride of the punch bowl at a party ... his long rangy frame is fitting as a foundation for his sinewy muscles and an appropriate enclosure for his alert mind. V-5 training gives him the go ahead with his tallUll air stories. Don ' t let his carefree maimer fool you . . . this fellow has his sights set on high targets ... an abundance of good earthy common sense and plenty of ambition to make it pay off. Smiley can accomplish things with just the right amount of energy . . . nothing wasted . . . nothing wanting. Some day the old South will wake up to find that one of her strawberry princes has made a name for himself . . . strawberries as big as footballs . . . millions of ' em. PORTLAND TENNESSEE 267 MEMPHIS TENNESSEE RAY CARLTON PITTMAN Polar Bear has to be seen to be believed . . . nickname fits him to a tee. He has all of Bruins ' characteristics, easygoing, slow of anger, the solid plugging that always gets him there, hatred of confinement, and the ardent desire to head South, faaaar South, that is during inclement weather. All this packed under the facial expression of a homesick polar bear wistfully eyeing the Siberian tundra. P-bear never dragged, he was true blue to his OAO. It was all his wives could do even to get him to say hello civilly to a femme. To put it bluntly, Pitt was not a slash. In fact, he hit more . . . but Pitt was not a slash. His idea of a good rousing workout was to turn on Stan Kenton, and then hit the sack. P-Bear was a terror when he did go out for company sports. He favored games involving a stick ... it increased his radius of action. Pitt never liked the system ... it hampered his activities no end. P-Bear went to Memphis State College . . . Ask mc where it is, go aheai, I iare you! ... he got through the first semester when he received a card reading from the President of the United States, Greetings! That did it. And here he is. STARKVILLE MISSISSIPPI JOHN RIVES CRUMPTON, JR. Old Buddy John ... or the Crawdad . . . as he is more commonly known . . . liked and respected by all . . . but is always pulling someone ' s leg . . . spent twentythree months and nineteen days in the Navy as a seaman on the cruiser Memphis . . . the nineteen days are important . . . the Crawdad is off the farm and from deep Mississippi . . . full of old homey witticisms and common sense . . . hill-billy songs and good humor . . . screams like a close-clipped parrot . . . address books are superfluous . . . has a remarkable memory for names, ad- dresses, and telephone numbers . . . the exception is notorious ... he sent the right letter to the wrong girl. Anyone that needs a hand can count on John to give one ... or a shirt. Born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi . . . lived there until the Navy lured him away . . . was a salty seaman till he entered the Academy . . . went to NAPS to prep for Annapolis . . . and came in on a Fleet appointment. This blond-haired and grinning face make a welcome sigh to all who know him ... or wish to know him. How ya ioin ' is the phrase you ' ll hear him use. His slow maimer of speech stands him well when he starts to develop a point , . . his opponent is likely to end up on the other side of the fence by the time the old Crawdad is done with him. NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI JAMES CHESTER DAY, JR. When announcing and platter-spinning for WMIS, Natchez, got boring . . . Jim decided to heed the call of the sea. After two years in the romantic south seas ... as a radioman with the Marine outfit on Samoa ... he went to N.A.P.S. for a struggling year. The Academy meant hard w ork . . . but there vere compensations . . . dragging . . . beautiful girls . . . but also some fantastic C.I.S. ' s. Football trips . . . fun . . . until 9 p.m. when he headed back for Light Street ... or the first thing available . . . made a mistake one night and hopped a Greyhound bound for Pittsburgh. Possessing all the traits of a southern gentleman . . . amenities and prejudices too ... he says he ' ll never qualify as an O.D. until they remove the north point from the compass and stop navigating by the North Star. An ' N ' winning fencer . . . Jim has been dubbed Thrust for his deftness with a sabre. He snores at night . . . and sometimes during the day ... in fact . . . he ' s always in a hurry or asleep. Classmates who have marched behind him in ranks will remember his appear- ance from the rear . . . like a pair of ice tongs rushing somewhere. His most carefully guarded secret and his blackest moment concerns his birth . . . horrible thought to be true son of the Magnolia State ... he was born in Detroit. 268 BEN ADAMS MOORE, JR. You can ' t help but notice Ben wherever he is . . . short . . . sturdy . . . trim . . . fastidious about his dress and appearance. Industrious about everything he undertakes whether it ' s wringing the answer out of a Math prob or chasing dust off a locker top. Abundantly supplied with good home-spun principles and rural American ideals which round out his winning personality . . . stub- bom defender of his earthy, well . . . supported . . . common-sense views. Brimming with spirit . . . vigor and caustic remarks concerning the methods of educating midshipmen . . . Ben ticks like an over-wound alarm clock. Has a hand in everything. The product of a small Mississippi town, Ben knows what a swimming hole looks like and how far down the road a country mile will take you . . . the gaudy attractions of civilization have caught his eye. High school found Ben at the top of his class in academics and a regular member of every athletic squad the school had . . . Ben had been in V-5 and V-12 before he finally came to roost here at Navy. When not at his books you can usually find him on some varsity sport squad playing with all his heart and soul . . . proud of what he is and how he got there . . . frank . . . honest . . . straight- forward . . . spirited . . . ambitious . . . plenty of man. GRENADA MISSISSIPPI JAMES RILEY MOORE, JR. Anytime you wanted anything of any description repaired or invented . . . you called on J. R., who supplied midshipmen for those four years with hot plates . . . D.O. indicator devices . . . electric eye radio cutouts . . . and other such ingenious devices . . . known for a reason as Screwdriver . . . rarely without one . . . Jim was more than happy to answer the call of any and all who had mechanical troubles ... of course a member of the Juice gang and of the me- chanical engineering club . . . was mainly responsible for the intricate electric signs that advertised coming attractions at Mahan Hall . . . conpletely mechani- cally minded . . . Jim enjoys good books and good music ... his suavete and savoir faire have long impressed the belles of colonial Annapolis ... J. R. is also an enthusiastic sailor and a member of the star boat team ... it is suspected . . . and hoped . . . that sometime in the not too distant future that J. R. may come up with a defense for the atom bombs. A man with a pliable mind that probes every comer and produces some amazing results . aboimding in vitality which has not been dampened, even by the pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate to leave ... a fellow we ' ll always be glad to meet again. GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI EDWIN CROMWELL RICE A short quiet fellow from the old South ... as silent as the Mississippi on a sunny summer day . . . always tried to be a good guy . . . made every effort to be your friend . . . never refused to do anything for you . . . even take a week-end watch . . . soft-voiced, sometimes too soft ... all in fun and everybody knew it. He never got the word in the mess hall . . . what that last word was he could never say . . . squirrel -jawed with a head of wild curly hair ... a smile that closed his eyes . . . those jokes of his never got a laugh but he always had one and tried to make it sound good. Sensitive about his weight ... he was never really fat . . . conscientious about his boxing . . . combined the two and lost weight . . . became a little fellow. Never worried about academics . . . but never really tried to slash . . . these dumb questions in class took the cake . . . but he understood and got the grades while the ones who laughed bilged . . . ten minutes of his conversation was nine minutes questions and one minute stale dope at least ten days old ... so gullible it was a shame to kid him ... do you remember the way he said Mississippi? WEST POINT MISSISSIPPI 269 HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI ERNEST HORACE ROSS, JR. Say . . . this fellow is right down to earth . . . physically and literally ... no Fleet man Ross . . . right out of the infantry of the Army of the United States . . . Private Ross to be nasty about it . . . seems like Jack had his periscope trained on West Point . . . some senator pulled a double reverse and Jack found an anchor on his hat . . . salt water for salt pork . . . not a bad swap. Not very big . . . not very handsome . . . filled right up with pep and vim . . . good-natured outlook with plenty of calculatin ' power ... a cheery nature that seldom gets far off the happy-go-lucky plane. Jack is a doer ... he just can ' t stand settin ' around and letting time go by without having gotten something done. His low slung build and a ducky waddle have let him in for his share of running. Chess addict . . . debating team stalwart . . . bull session genius . . . good solid conversationalist . . . Jack is a strange combina- tion of conservatism and individualism . . . theoretically he pretty well sticks to the beaten path ... no radical ideas ... no revolutionary tendencies . . . yet he manages to look at the same things we do in a slightly different light ... it takes a lot of talking to change his mind . . . usually because he ' s right. Not very big . . . not very noisy . . . not very colorful . . . but — oh — that activity and independence. Watch him . . . he ' s all over the place. TUPELO MISSISSIPPI ROBERT CALDWELL SMITH, JR. For the first six months of plebe life seemed quite amazed that there was a Republican party . . . swore that only the call of duty brought him north of Tennessee . . . ensigns know nothing ahout drilling . . . wc Hi it like this at Columbia. Blue eyes possibly . . . squints so much they never show . . . Popeye mouth . . . chin to match . . . head forward like a bird dog . . . hair like hay. There ' s no place like a farm . . . only made twenty hales this year ... he will be with us twenty years from now wondering if the cotton is good that year . . . wondering why the Navy ever converted to Steam. But sir I don ' t under- stand . . . asked dopey questions in class . . . managed to avoid t rees ... I ' m bilging he says . . . you guys are cuttin ' my throat . . . spent study hours chart- ing next Simday ' s yawl race ... his yawl command was his ego. Spooned all southerners . . . friendly to everyone but determined that the South won the War. Extrovert at cards . . . bet on every ball game . . . knew every player in big league baseball . . . gimme six and Old Miss. Never missed a chance to drag except for a yawl race . . . never took a drink on a football trip . . . made a thousand friends . . . lost none . . . friendly grinning Bob. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA HERBERT PEYTON BENTON, III Herb came to Navy from the Tulane campus with the nickname " Spike, " which alternated with his original hand-me-down. The four-year stretch he caustically thought of as damn good training. He has not committed himself as yet to any particular ambition, relying on experience to tell him what he really wants, that is, beside the immediate idea of flying P-Boats. Diplomatic enough to have no women trouble and charming enough to have women . . . the boy with the Ipana smile . . . missed few hops . . . never a type specialist ... his drags have been the true cross-section of the American female who he thinks is tops . . . except that her sense of humor, as compared to the gang ' s, is inferior. He took academics in stride, remembering no particularly grave fiascos. Burning out watt meters in the Juice lab was merely chalked up to attrition losses. A priority target for the D.O. learned his manual of arms more than once on Farragut Field ... a contributing cause was his inability to arise in the morn- ing the instant reveille broke. However, he always managed to come out a few demerits ahead of the Conduct Office. Carefree in most things, bridge and athletics he plays hard and plays to win. 270 FLOYD ENAS BERGEAUX Floyd is the little man who owns all the records . . . and mighty proud is he of those hundreds of platters stacked neatly on the desk. Every musician from Rachmaninov to Kenton is represented in this collection . . . Frenchy takes a great deal of good-natured kidding about his height ... or lack of it, but he always manages to make himself seen. He likes to talk about Home down in the rice fields of La. . . . where he spends his time sipping wine and zooming around the locality in his car . . . before arriving at the Academy ... he was one of the lucky ones who came after plebe summer was practically over . . . Floyd attended Marion Institute. He is interested in the aviation end of the Navy and hopes to jockey a Bearcat someday soon. If he does not stay in the Navy, he will no doubt settle down and haul in the abundant rice profits . . . academics don ' t faze the kid too much ... he always manages to get those dailies up there even though late lights mean nothing to him but a clever attempt by the Executive Department to deprive one of a much needed extra hour of sack time ... if Floyd is broke occasionally it ' s simply because Albright ' s just got a juicy new album in and made a quick sale. LECOMPTE LOUISIANA CHARLES CONGREVE CARTER, JR. Looking like someone you have seen somewhere before ... is Congreve ... he has been worn down and answers: Yeah! everybody ttlis me that. It could be that all of these people would like to know him ... he appears quite harm- less . . . even friendly ... so this is how we have come to recognize Carter. Leaving behind him an active public career . . . public school career . . . salu- tatorian, basketballer, and racketeer. A victim of previous discipline at the Riverside Military Academy he is now thoroughly briefed ... or checked out ... on the ways of the top to the bottom . . . also on the ways of the great outside ... a field and streams asthenic ... a builder of campfires . . . and swimming instructor ... a page in the Louisiana State Legislature. His mone- tary hobby, raising tropical fish, kept him with proper support during his younger days, and out of trouble in his still younger days. Possessor of an alert mind capable of serious thought is an attribute which seems clouded upon first appearance . . . and might lend substance to the theory that he is con- stantly mistaken as an old friend long forgotten. Happy . . . carefree ... go and lucky. He spurs himself onward with a blaring of low Dixie Land jazz . . . when the record player is not available he consoles himself by mumbling the blues to his adjacent marches in the section. HAMMOND LOUISIANA MICHAEL LAWRENCE CHILDRESS A wide pepsodent grin . . . easygoing . . . even disposition . . . w orks himself hard . . . will get up any morning to study ... no slash . . . has weathered all the academic storms here at Navy. Possessor of many friends ... no enemies . . . always enlarging on the accomplishments and virtues of the Marine Corps . . . teaches a class of young boys in Sunday School. He hates to let any week end go by without dragging . . . this handsome gyrene is a dangerous man for he will snake his best friend . . . and has . . . girls love his wavy hair and perpetual smile ... he aspires to be a family man . . . likes children . . . and is always falling in love with his latest drag . . . swears by all that ' s holy his women are the most beautiful, clever and virtuous in the world ... is addicted to terms like Honey and Always. An ardent sack fan . . . will turn in any time ... an advocate of exercise . . . always does one or two neck rests a day. He is crazy about flying . . . hopes someday to wear wings of gold and be a Marine buzzboy. Likes traveling and keeps a complete log of everywhere he has been. E ' rides himself on being the one in a thousand who have ridden an elephant and has a great ambition to be cultured and suave. •ry BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA 271 ROBERT GREGORY CLAITOR The tall drink of water from Louisiana ... a wonder he ever left . . . from the descriptions of unsurpassable homelands he pours forth at every conceivable opportunity . . . the assets of Louisiana State University ... are for all mtents and purposes . . . unequaled. Always ready with tales of the Deep Delta country ... of fishing and hunting its bayous . . . rivers and swamps ... of his experiences as a life guard ... of his father ' s bookstore where he first learned the value of the printed page ... by selling ' em ... of the L.S.U. varsity swimming team . . . they trained him racing alligators. Just ducked under the physical requirements . . . since then Navy chow has forced him two inches over the maximum. The tallest man in the class . . . forsook swimming . . . the pool was too short ... for basketball . . . from plebe ... to Junior Varsity ... to varsity star. Basketball was not enough . . . made his mark on plebe soccer . . . batt squash . . . and water polo. Surprisingly enough for one so well acquainted with aquatics ... his susceptibility to seasickness is a charac- teristic his classmates are sure to remember humorously. Possesses a quiet personality . . . makes friends easily . . . smiles as wide as he is tall. Plans to request flat tops because of the unlimited head room on the flight deck. BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA EDGAR SIDNEY LEVY, JR. From the home of the Louisiana belles . . . the best in the South ... or the North ... or the West . . . just ask him. Attended summer school at Louisiana State University ... to study co-education . . . and co-eds . . . then completely reversed his convictions by preping for Navy at Staunton Military Academy . . . from which he came with honors . . . and high hopes for a long and honor- able Naval career. A coimoisseur of raw oysters ... an expert with a boiled lobster ... a demon with a rare T-bone steak . . . Ed really enjoys his food . . . any kind . . . anywhere. Short and efficient ... he brought his ready smile and his smooth countinance to Severn ' s shore to battle the Dago profs . . . nearly his Waterloo . . . but Ed won. He completely enjoyed the Math Department ... an outgrowth of a good background ... an expert with numbers. Academics came first . . . after living. A dare-devil knockabout skipper who would much rather be sacked out ... his iimerspring had some strange magnetic quality that rivalled the best of the Skinny Department ' s coils. A great reader . . . because that ' s one of the things he can do without leaving his mattress. Reads a-book-a-week . . . and a daily paper from mast- head to obituaries ... a great reader. Loves bridge and short brunettes . . . with long locks . . . and food . . . and living. DeRIDDER LOUISIANA COLONEL JUDSON SHOOK, JR. It ' s either a growl or a song that starts the Colonel ' s day . . . seldom a choice between two evils. As a civilian Jud helped the Army Engineers construct an airfield in Louisiana . . . Navy V-12 later stole him from the Army and sent him to L.S.U. where he whiled his time away before entering NAPS at Bain- bridge . . . then the Naval Academy took over. Confidentially . . . Jud nurses a desire to write music . . . aside from his Naval career of course. He could be a politician for his fine background and deep interest in the subject ... a sincere and honest person . . . one who thinks thoroughly and intelligently. His life at the Naval Academy followed the line of least resistance ... no slash or savoir . . . perhaps that famed vision that appeared in his dreams gave him the dope of the day ' s lessons. His inquisitive nature was always a source of amusement ... he has a mania for tinkering with electrical gadgets and is the proud originator of the " joy-stick volume control " on his home-made radio- vie set. What ma](cs this gizzmo wor]if is his by line. The Colonel ' s abundance of southern charm and courtesy . . . along with his dry wit and humorous observations on society can account for his ability to find a party in an otherwise dying situation. 272 THOMAS BRYAN WILSON, JR. Better known as " the bounce " ... or just plain " T.B. " . . . Tommy possesses a veritable mania for making or breaking gadgets and gizzmos ... to Tommy cams . . . levers . . . gears . . . and springs are a constant source of fascination. His previous sea duty as a machinist mate second class prompted his me- chanical tendencies . . . and probably therein can be found the fundamental developments of that unique walk that gained for him his undisputed title of " the bounce. " Spent his time fixing radios . . . razors . . . clocks ... it ' s known that at one time plebe year he made a casting in his room. Room inspection to T. B. meant loading laundry bags and secret compartments with hacksaws . . . drills . . . punches . . . screwdrivers . . . wrenches . . . and associated gear. Women to T. B. ... as a chief interest ... are secondary to mechanics. However as far as the women go . . . the southern belles are paramount . . . he ' s a smooth conception of the southern gent himself . . . hailing from New Orleans originally. Wilson studied sprawled one half in a chair the rest on the sack . . . the fact that he stood number one in Steam may be contributed to this trait . . . perhaps not to the manner in which he did it but rather the fact that he studied . . . period. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA HOYT EDWARD ALLEN Pilot personified! We predict great things in the field of aviation . . . enjoyed his first real taste of flying on second class cruise . . . continued to learn on his own time and money . . . eventually became the first man to solo at the Annapolis Airport . . . the week ends went by . . . more and more entries were made in the log book . . . Sticktime ... a colloquial vernacularization attributed to Hoyt alone . . . coordination he exhibited in his flying stood him well in crew . . . most of his afternoons spent pulling an oar on the blue Severn ... a habitual rearranger . . . everything about him feels his touch . . . caps are an obsession ... a little cap cover stretching ... a twist of the grommet ... a new cap is born . . . salty? . . . they drip salt ... a wit more subtle than most ... his humor takes one by surprise . . . after a harrowing experience at the end of youngster year . . . came to the conclusion that women were a snare and a delusion and liquor was the only salvation of mankind . . . seems to like to be snared . . . the delusion entices him . . . week ends found him with the in- evitable drag . . . certainly not a bricky guy with all that black curly hair . . . dragged the queens as his locker door testified. That ' s Sticktime . . . pilot par excellence. LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS JOHN WILLIAM JAMES Commonly known as Shotgun by his buddies and more afl ectionately as Hand- some by the fair sex, Johnny came to Navy from the thriving village of Conway, Arkansas. He was born there, lived there, and if it hadn ' t been for his adven- turous nature he probably would ' ve been buried there. Fate, however, was to choose a different course for Johnny. After graduating from high school he attended Hendrick College in Conway where he first showed his interest in a Naval career by joining the V-1 program. Later he was transferred to Louisiana Tech and V-1 2. It was here at Tech that Johnny received his call to come to Navy and join the regulars. So donning his first pair of store-bought shoes he waved farewell to the land of bootleg whiskey and headed for the frozen wastes of Maryland. Here he quickly adapted himself to the life of a midshipman and soon gained many new friends. A calm, forceful dependable type Johnny was well liked, and respected by all with whom he came in contact and his ability to assume responsibility won him the confidence of superiors. Along the athletic line Johnny excels in two sports . . . sailing and dragging. An ardent sailor he spends most of his spare week ends racing the Highland Light and has the distinction of sailing in the first Boston to Bermuda race since the end of the war. CONWAY ARKANSAS 273 MELVERN ARKANSAS WILLIAM NEWELL SMALL A tall slender frame ... a finger continually toyteg with an evasive forelock . . . a wide boyish grin ... an infectious laugh . . . Wild Bill is the pet of the com- pany and our most perennial mischief-maker . . . always ready for a frolic or a fray, he can usually be found in the midst of any gaiety. Bill does have his more serious moments and without much strain has elevated himself to a very high standing in the class. Well read and widely traveled, Bill ' s erudition permits him to converse intelligently on a variety of subjects in both English and Span- ish, which he practices as a member of the Spanish Club. As a plebe " Pequeno " ran on the plebe track team, but has since discovered that working with weights ... he has a complete set under his sack . . . affords a great deal more enjoyment and usefulness. Bill as a bridge partner is superlative ... as a class- mate, the best . . . and as a comrade, the finest . . . his dry sense of humor . . . continually in use ... his general insight into the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the Academic Department . . . plus the ability to work out a knotty problem . . . and to pass the results on to his classmates . . . always ready to help whenever and wherever he can . . . good-natured recipient of many practical jokes ... he has aided materially in keeping us from cracking under the strain. ' alking a thousand miles of halls to a long since disremembered where Rendering salutes enough for a lifetime A shouted greeting resounding and echoing along barren walls A startled mate looks up blankly from his log. Monotonous stretches of repetitious doors and corridor lights Early in the morning The sweet mixed floral odors of a hundred after-shave lotions The sounds alive with the confusion of scraping slippers Watching steamjets from the tailor shop hiss into the foliage The muffled noises from the radio next door Rounding a corner with uniforms slung over one shoulder The hanger hooked over a benumbed first finger Countless trips to a jammed, crowded, teeming, rushed store Or to store noticeably vacant save the clerks joking with a Hushed murmur. Scuffing to class over endless red bricks in pattern Forgotten conversations meaningless in unrecordable numbers A grey monument — A green lawn — And a cluster of beige sandstone buildings. 274 The center of a whirlpool . . . drawing in the commerce and products of the swirling outside . . . focused upon by the steel mesh of railroads . . . courted by the nation . . . the tool and die of husky machines . . . Chicago the city no state can appropriate . . . Detroit a city of rubber wheeled rolling stock ... a giant of fundamental power . . . the packed and howling river boats on the great river . . . steaming and laughing with glittering mirth . . . the characters, plots, romances, and myths for a library of unwritten books . . . the Central Section which initiates the farewell to antiquity . . . a section of farmlands and cities . . . the foam for a myriad of breweries ... a center for every- thing and everybody ... a juncture of East and West ... a melding of the old and new. WYNDHAM STOKES CLARK, JR. Every man is plagued by three great ambitions . . . fame . . . power . . . money. So thus it is to individualism that Stokes . . . sandy haired Stokes Clark . . . owes his fame, for his three great ambitions ... his sack ... his wrestling ... his singing ... are unique. He came to Navy to broaden his West Virginia State Guard training. There is quiet friendliness behind his smile. There is a constant scramble to beat the ever-present late bell . . . the schedule just wasn ' t made for Stokes. Some people eat to live . . . Stokes eats to wrestle . . . which sometimes means not at all . . . one eye on the scales and the other on his opponent has been a winning combination thus far. He has a faculty for ab- sorbing a maximum of knowledge in a minimum of time ... is a unique card player ... his face is a mirror to his hand . . . people love to play with him . . . but sometimes live to regret their gulibility. Can you blame him for operating a vending machine for sea store cigarettes? His casual humor and sincerity will always assure him them open door to friendship he has found at Navy. A short blond fellow . . . with bright eyes and a lot of drive . . . close curly hair and a ruddy smile . . . the kind of a person that will stand near the top anywhere. FAIRMONT WEST VIRGINIA HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA HUGH BARR RARDIN Most wide awake man at reveille in the class . . . any one of these dark cold gloomy mornings in winter it was expected that he would be doing cal- isthenics before breakfast . . . very definitely a fresh air fiend as attested by shivering wives . . . one of the oldest men in the class . . . having seen some- thing of the cares of the outside world before coming into the sheltered fold . . . bringing with him a well-rounded background and education built up in three years of college work. Rather likes to play the field where women are concerned . . . preferring a variety instead of one of the serious type . . . proof of his versatility and taste in fair damsels could be found in a somewhat large collection of photographs of beautiful women. Considered himself a major stockholder in the steerage . . . claiming to have squandered enough money there to buy the place ... his daily ration was fixed at two malts and a sundae. Such indulgence characterized his enormous appetite . . . never tired of eating though it last all day with a midnite snack in the form of a candy bar . . . managed to maintain a good physique inspite of his eating habits. His keen sense of humor and numerous stories of past experiences gathered crowds . . . practical jokes w ere his forte. RICHARD CHARLES ADAMS Born in the deep jungles of Liberia, West Africa, Dick was transplanted at an early age to the banks of the beautiful Ohio . . . Cincinnati ... the Queen City of the West. He spent three more or less brilliant years at Columbia Military Academy and arrived at Tech an old hand in the ways of discipline and regimentation. Serious about the Navy and training here at the Academy, Dick concerned himself with learning as much about the Navy as possible . . . could be counted on to answer your questions. Hard working . . . spontaneous enthusiasm for projects . . . unfailing energy for a task he deemed important . . . could always be counted on to help out with more than his share of effort. An excellent sailor, Dick commanded the Vamarie and spent most of his week ends sailing the Chesapeake . . . aside from sailing his proudest accomplish- ment is his formidable collection of pipes . . . could be seen every evening smoking a different pipe and reading a book or magazine . . . much to his roommate ' s chagrin. Known for his crew-cut as every military man should have . . . ani besides I don ' t have to bother with the stujf then. Resourceful . . . plenty of initiative . . . self-contained . . . confident ... a fine liberty comrade . . . Dick ' s a true friend with a lot on the ball. NEWTOWN OHIO I 276 WILLIAM FRANCIS DODDV Bill . . . Muscles . . . Apple Pan ... or whatever you have . . . any name will do as long as it isn ' t Duddy ... a rose by any other name would smell as sweet . . . but he would prefer the other name . . . nay, he demands it. He likes you to know that he is Irish . . . and proud of it . . . never tires of raving of his home town . . . Cincinnati . . . where he once worked in a men ' s store . . . considers himself an expert on the right thing to wear . . . wasted no time in letting us know that our numbers one ' s didn ' t fit . . . which of course we already knew . . . but didn ' t dare let on. On entering the hallowed walls he went high-brow . . . all-out for the classics . . . huge albums with impressive titles and all that. His samba runs a close second in favor . . . but will never replace a good classic . . . not a chance of it. He will occasionally listen to an educational program . . . but not often . . . would rather have some good music ... or something light and airy. Normal in his educational life . . . that is he is Hot a savant hut still not a hucUct . . . the kind who would never quite forgive the Steam Department for forcing a re-exam on a 2.494 youngster Steam mark . . . and he never did. Here is a firm advocate of the body beautiful . . . likes to be called Charlie Atlas the Second . . . and maintains a condition that rates it. CINCINNATI OHIO RAYMOND IGNATIUS GORNIK Ray has always been busy . . . even back in the days when he was clerking in his father ' s store back in Cleveland . . . and providing the motivating force behind his Boy Scout organization and numerous other clubs as well. His pre- Academy days were spent at Bainbridge and picking up a love of flying in V-5. He plans to spend the rest of his Navy career behind goggles too . . . that fifty per cent extra would help keep his wife and proposed eleven kids in shoestrings. A conscientious go-getter . . . Ray has never left obstacles stand on his road to success very long. His successes were not altogether his own effort though . . . the feminine influence of an O.A.O. has helped considerably. He uses his ability as a topnotch handball player to keep in good physical shape. Always neat and meticulous in dress ... he is also very conscious of the appearance of his sur- roundings. Intensified and concentrated effort on the Leg during his first three years won him the editor ' s chair for the ' 48-B issues. His philosophy is simple and sound-based on religious and personal convictions. When not pounding typewriter keys for the Log he is always willing to show you where evil can be stepped on and good reinstated. CLEVELAND OHIO JOHN DANIEL HERLIHY, JR. A home in Chillicothe with a wife and six children . . . taking over his father ' s business . . . living the life of a country gentleman . . . that isn ' t tdc life for me . . . how can such a blue and gold person even think of such things? He will be wearing the blue when many of us are gone . . . schooldays spent in wirming local soap box derby and bicycle races . . . attended Miami University . . . foot- ball the main attraction in the field of sports . . . wants the Navy to give him wings and the fastest plane obtainable . . . then what? Operation Camid found him as a leader . . . photography appeals as a hobby . . . always wants to play cards . . . keeps insisting that he wants a home life . . . tries his luck at golf, tennis and pool . . . always kidding his classmates . . . sometimes it backfires, you know . . . developed into a big socialite . . . many affairs of the heart as the past is revealed . . . everyone wonders who the lucky woman will be ... to quote him . . . come on . . . you can tell mc . . . I ' m your huMy ... is not afraid to express his views on the course to the prof . . . never hacV iown u cn you arc right . . . even though a momentary mtUrawa may h cxptJioit. CHILLICOTHE OHIO 277 YOUNGSTOWN OHIO CHARLES BERNARD HOGAN The Same Old Shillelagh . . . Dear Old Donegal . . . McNamara ' s Band ... a shamrock . . . and Hohhh-gan. Known affectionately as Hog-house to the Ohio crowd, and even more affectionately as Center-board to the Navy friends ... a face that is about to start laughing ... or on the point of making a comment ... is never fully conscious until sometime following breakfast . . . thinks that all people should know politics with an Irish enthusiasm ... is the cause for much speculation on how he knows where to stop shaving . . . possesses a short lived smile . . . wonders why some of the hair on his chest couldn ' t be moved to his head where it is sparse. Definitely not an athlete, spends time being frank about it. Any person who has run into the Board is a friend ... it is impossible to be otherwise when confronted with his infectious pleasantness and practical humor ... is apt to wander in at anytime to have a talk, which consists dominantly of the more unserious side of events or a few bantering insults. Has never expressed a desire to settle down and raise chickens, build a home, or emass an estate . . . prefers to live for the Hogan future, which will be warm and amiable. The Hohg . . . loved by his friends in the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce . . . their greatest on-the-road booster ... a walking Congressional Record . . . perhaps a ray of sunlight . . . more correctly an eruption of good will ... an entire Salvation Army embodied in one eternally quiet man. THOMAS EDWARD MATIA From casually observing this boy walking down the street . . . you might get the mistaken impression that he thinks he ' s above it all . . . judging from the way he looks down his nose. When you ' ve known him for some time . . . five minutes or more . . . you ' ll find him always receptive to a joke . . . and always willing ... if not able ... to give you the straight dope on the Indains . . . the Browns . . . Notre Dame . . . and good music . . . old and new . . . period. As ever . . . following his dad ... he went into the newspaper business . . . and soon became one of Cleveland ' s foremost executives . . . had 125 customers when his brother took over the route. He must have enjoyed those good old days for quite often he ' ll tell you about the gang . . . baseball in the schoolyard . . . and those fishing trips. The gang ' s nickname of Tim didn ' t stick at Navy . . . they never do ... so he answers to most anything . . . but mostly to Matooch. Though he ' s not proud . . . this lad with the potentialities of a baseball and soccer star . . . not to mention his prowess on various fieldball battlefields . . . has a touch of stubbornness which makes him stick to some- thing when it catches his fancy. Once in a rut he doesn ' t move ... so we ' ll hope he runs across some good ruts. CLEVELAND OHIO HAMILTON OHIO JAMES EARL PETERSON, JR. Those sleepy eyes . . . slow speech . . . making one think that Pete is reaching for his faithful fohty-foh . . . spending his earlier life in the land of vastness . . . the land of the fohty-foh gives him a desire to return someday to a ranch, a horse, a life for his disposition . . . quiet . . . unobtrusive ... a violent wit with whiplike flexibility pours from his soul at the times most expected. An athlete in college . . . baseball, football, and basketball . . . Kenyon College and Ohio Wesleyan (Delta Tau Delta). Academy activities built around pitching baseball . . . and keeping himself prepared the remainder of the year. A reminiscer of things past . . . through music ... a singer to the disquietude of his roommate ... the shower species . . . possessor of an overwhelming cordiality and geniality . . . can put anyone at ease . . . and as naturally follows an accomplished sheet of plate glass ... a walking advertisement for love insurance ... a confidence inspiring head of gray hair and resolute intelligence. A look of hopelessness that is far from hopeless ... an appearance of sadness that is not sorrow ... a mark of distinction which is difficult to place . . . and friendship in inestimable droves ... a will adaptable to all interests . . . the will to pull the whole term average above the waterline ... an individual once known could never be disremembered. 278 9 WILLIAM FARNSWORTH SALLADA Is so imbued with enthusiasm for aviation that anything without the golden tinge of Navy wings immediately seems bourgeois ... his interest in formation flying had its birth while taxiing automobiles in a D.C. parking lot . . . until second class summer, when he was unofhcialiy commissioned an ensign by an admiring instructor, he has striven unreservedly toward his rainbow ' s golden end. His interest in Naval subjects has always been foremost ... his policy of cherchez la femme has stealthily gained larger proportions as first class year approached . . . always an eager young swam . . . thought he had first one . . . then another wrapped around his finger . . . but they all walked to the altar long before graduation . . . Bill mastered everything the academic board con- nived . . . bilged a self-instruction course in pipe smoking . . . Bill definitely chose aviation rather than the Fleet when his knockabout perched high on a sandbar in Dewey Basin . . . lost both steerageway and a torrid blonde that afternoon ... a long unglamorously padded frame . . . perfect build for watch- ing athletic events . . . Bill ' s drawing room manner gives him a slightly musty classical air . . . serious even in his reserved laugh . . . Bill adds up to a plugger who will find life ' s adventures only if he stumbles on them. CINCINNATI OHIO EDWARD FROST STACY Cheerful disposition . . . good sense of humor . . . except before breakfast . . . at which time he seldom utters a word before the bell. Possesses a well- defined nose and well-filled waistline . . . Sancho . . . Flabby Jack . . . Tecum- seh . . . call him what you will . . . but not late for dinner . . . terrific chow- hound. Attempts to be suave . . . proud of his magnetic poisonality . . . famous for his weekly posting of cis chits. A whirlwind of efficiency in the last five minutes before class. His radio blares forth at a good five by five . . . enjoys the warm seasons because of the influx of feminine pulchritude . . . follows their meanderings through yard with powerful pair of Bausch Lomb ' s . . . good OD material. A homeloving lad before Navy. Learned to swim by falling in the water tank on his Dad ' s orchard . . . since then has been a diving enthusiast . . . plays a good game of handball ... a loosing game at Fantan. Protege of the Spector ... a pm-pusher by trade . . . proud of the Army sweater won in a meet he cinched . . . other athletic endeavors lie in crawling into the sack after his last class. Aspires to be buzz boy . . . have East Coast Duty . . . and twenty years of it. DON RICHARD STEPHENS Steve . . . from the Cleveland — Lake Erie side of Ohio . . . known to all of us as miming over with a quick wit and an incurable cheerfulness ... a ready hand for anything that promises of fun and frolic-. . . an indispensable part of the party. Athletically minded, Don ' s a natural on any sports field ... he arrived at Tech via an honor school appointment from Admiral Farragut Academy where he lettered in three sports ... he played around here at plebe track and basketball and settled for a steady :port as first string end on the championship varsity 150-pound football team. Don ' s sights are set on those gold wings, but if he could find a little more time might let hydraulic engineer- ing run serious competition. Always one to look twice at a nice pair of eyes . . . mine ' s all right, yours isn ' t so sliarp . . . Steve is capable when it comes to any sort of action . . . works best under pressure . . . doesn ' t like to wait for it to begin. A versatile guy with many likes and dislikes, few in-betweens ... a friend is either a good friend or it isn ' t hard to tell . . . Steve is known all over the Brigade. His baseball cap and pipe are a part of the picture . . . carries around an old mess kit too . . . muy sabrosa. MARIETTA OHIO PAINESVILLE OHIO 279 KENNETH MYRON TREADWELL Ken got his first taste of the high seas by sailing on the Great Lakes ... a true salt predestined for Navy . . . spent two years after leaving Case Tech as a dryland sailor studying radio , . . result, a slashing start in the Juice Department. Ken was one of the more prolific draggers . . . recipient of perfumed letters by the gross . . . women and music were the pleasures of life to be enjoyed on week ends ... on his few non-dragging week ends a few miles off Sandy Point you found him enjoying a yawl race . . . never had to strain to pass the courses . . . ambition and drive brought him high marks . . . like the true midshipman Ken had his run-ins with the Executive Department . . . the usual stock of Class " B " . . . one 30-day stretch . . . had too many nicknames plebe year for prac- tical examples . . . believes that everyman should do his own thinking . . . says what he means . . . means what he says. Always looking for a better way to do the job . . . desires to see many changes at Navy. Undecided as to which part of the Navy he belongs . . . most probably his hidden ambitions lie with the more technical aspects of the Fleet ... a hold-over from those college days at Case. EAST CLEVELAND OHIO SAGINAW MICHIGAN BENNIE VERN DAMBERG Aviation . . . aviation . . . aviation. Don ' t midshipmen want to be anything but aviators? Spent his childhood watching the meadow larks flit over the fields . . . broke Ma ' s best umbrella in an experimental descent from the hay door of the bam . . . threw himself heart and soul into Navy ' s V-5 program as soon as his age permitted. Fly . . . Fly . . . Fly . . . Higher . . . Higher . . . Higher. Beimie is a not-so-big fellow . . . trim solid build which creates the erroneous impression that he is athletically talented . . . strictly a company sports man. Shakes a fancy leg on the dance floor . . . has a suave line to go virith it . . . hence is never without an interesting week end ... I guess even women don ' t like to play second fiddle to an air cooled radial Wright engine . . . Bennie is likely to take the engine if it comes to a show down though. Very aw are of the duties that he is expected to fill . . . eager to fill them to the best of his ability . . . conscientious . . . serious . . . close knit circle of friends, consequently those of us on- the outside find it difficult to really get the low down. Loyal to his affiliations and to his own creed . . . conventional about his habits and opinions . . . the wild blue yonder . . . sky anchors . . . Fly . . . Fly , . . Fly. DONALD DUANE FOULDS Don . . . better known as Dodo . . . hails from Saginavv , Michigan ... to hear him rave you would wonder why he ever left the place . . . but the Navy got him . . . spent 1 3 months in the Navy before entering Annapolis . . . during which time he started slashing in navigation by attending quartermaster school in Newport, R.L The name Slash ... a deserving one . . . gives light to the type of student he is . . . his marks prove it . . . devotes much time to crew . . . trains diligently until the coach turns his back . . . hopes someday to make the varsity boat . . . and probably will. A happy-go-lucky sort of a devil . . . especially with women. Tinkers with cartoons . . . and does a pretty good job of tinkering ... a good memory helps bring forth recognizable reproductions — Waterbury Speed Gears . . . hopes someday to put his talent to work in civil engineering for the Navy. He ' ll no doubt achieve his goal. Quiet . . . stubborn . . . would argue . . . with a gate post and win . . . should have been a debater. Can never keep track of the time . . . changing schedules . . . imiform, et cetera ... an all-around great guy . . . Don will go far. SAGINAW MICHIGAN 280 I LEONARD ALFRED JAY, JR. Detroit his home town ... a mechanical engineering major at the University of Detroit ... a good background for the Academy. Different from most mid- shipmen in that he doesn ' t plug the formula ... a fundamentalist . . . always starts from the beginning. Doesn ' t smoke . . . his hobby switched from model- ing airplanes to photography . . . result a sensational locker door. Although he considers himself a cold-hardened northerner . . . always shivers with two blankets and complains about Maryland weather ... is not talented in carrying phonograph records . . . breaks as many as he brings back safely. His only varsity sport ... the sub squad . . . loved to play handball and did a good job at it . . . will always be remembered for his dive into Dorsey Creek from the bridge fully clothed. Likes southern gals and spends many a week end proving it. His between dinner snacks range from chocolate to pickled herring . . . claims the latter keeps the chowhounds away. A music lover, craving polkas and hillbilly songs. Every now and then forgetting to go to class . . . became a regular member of the Extra Duty squad as a result ... he promises to become one of the best. ROBERT BRUCE LYLE Somewhere in the sun baked wilderness of Texas . . . USAAF . . . airplanes are fine but Navy blue looks better than khaki . . . momentous step but he never regretted it . . . not often anyway . . . Bob hails from Michigan the state that lacks nothing ... so he says . . . firm believer in the Wolverines . . . Detroit Tigers . . . the G.O.P. ... his friend Old Taylor . . . will bet against Min- nesota as a matter of principle . . . Executive Department will remember him . . . still are trying to add up his demos for second class year . . . could be found in a yawl on sunny afternoons . . . sailing for fun or for the 8th company in a race . . . Portuguese Club remembers him at their banquets ... he religiously tried to avoid an after dinner speech . . . accrued numerous enemies ... by working for this Bag . . . hounding people for biogs . . . photos . . . sub- scriptions . . . famous for lockerful of lovely acquaintances now happily married . . . managed to drag a queen almost every week end . . . could make it appear perfectly natural to take a shower two minutes before formation . . . or go to a Bull recitation equipped for Nav P-work . . . occasionally at odds with the Juice or Nav people . . . didn ' t let academics interfere with bridge or dragging . . . Navy never had a bigger booster . . . we ' ll never forget him . . . a twenty year man and proud of it. DETROIT MICHIGAN DETROIT MICHIGAN ROBERT SIDNEY McGIHON A farm boy at heart ... he forsook the big city of Detroit for just that . . . liked it so much that he decided to take up the hobby as a profession. He was well on his way toward a veterinary degree at Michigan State University when he decided to join the Navy to take care of the sea horses . . . was disappointed to find nothing closer to a good cavalry regiment than a flight of N3N ' s in the Navy. Mac was an accomplished musician . . . finally gave it up . . . but could play any instrument you can name . . . the trouble being that his friends quit naming them in self-defense. A tall man . . . and a track man . . . the mile his forte . . . showed his real value to the organization as a mainstay on the batt track team. Naturally following that is the company cross-country team. He loves music . . . any kind . . . unless it ' s too low down . . . but can stand a little Krupa anytime ... his first act after the reveille bell is a groping motion in the general direction of the record player . . . after that it ' s every man for himself. A tall angular fellow with an open mind when it comes to talk of the future . . . right now the most appealing part of the service is that with wings . . . but he may change his mind. Mac is definitely open-minded about the final resting place ... so long as it ' s in the midwest . . . far, far from that old ocean. owosso MICHIGAN 281 Si EDWARD ALLEN McMANUS A refugee from the University of Detroit and the Navy Flight Training Program . . . Mac still remains unreformed after four years at the Academy. His greatest accomplishment lay in his ability to stay off sports squads . . . although they did manage to get him to try wrestling and soccer a few times. Recognition features include a receding hairline ... a body with a trapezoidal effect . . . which he attributes to his manliness . . . and a bulbous proboscis that turns a luminous red upon occasion. Closely associated with this latter phenomenon IS his inhuman capacity for imbibing huge quantities of corn and rye extract ... his full time ambition has been to own . . . operate . . . test . . . and drink all the products of his brewery as soon as he gets around to building one. Of diversions he has many ... a love of flying inherited from his V ' 5 days . . . photo album displaying ... his ability in this line . . . motorboat racing ... for which he has a trophy won on Lake Erie years ago . . . and the pleasureable pursuit of entertaining one of his numerous drags. Dubbed Terrific ... his love of the ludicrous and capacity for making comedy out of commonplace events should more properly win him the title: The Character of Bancroft Hall. DETROIT MICHIGAN MOUNT PLEASANT MICHIGAN JAMES IRVING MELLENCAMP Five feet seven inches of laughs and humor . . . that ' s Jim . . . the little fellow with the curly blond hair and rosy red cheeks is always around when some- thing fimny is going on ... he is usually the reascn for it being funny. Jim hails from the state of Michigan . . . and to hear him talk about it you ' d think it was the only place on earth. He claims Boyne City as his real home . . . but at present his home . . . second to Bancroft Hall ... is in Mount Pleasant. Strong in stature and character . . . you ' ll find him in the gym every afternoon building sinewy muscles ... it paid off too . . . was runner-up in the Brigade boxing tournament the first year. Melle doesn ' t confine his athletic talents to boxing . . . hits his stride as easily in football . . . basketball . . . golf . . . and handball. In high school he lettered in football . . . basketball . . . baseball . . . and track . . . too short for varsity competition . . . you ' ll find him beating them all in his own weight at Navy. One of Jim ' s greatest accomplishments is music ... a splendid piano player . . . spends much of his spare time playing Beethoven and Bach . . . proficient with a clarinet . . . has become a member of the Navy Academy Orchestra. Grey matter is plentiful with him . . . would rather hit the ole sack than study any day. His carefree attitude and easygoing characteristics made him the envy of all his classmates. EUGENE JOHN NOBLET Gene started life swinging a double-bitted ax at giant fir trees . . . since then he ' s been swinging constantly and he packs a wallop. Perseverance . . . drive . . . spirit . . . sincerity that just can ' t be beat . . . that combination started the fir trees falling and it ' s kept Gene right on top in just about everything. Better days are coming ... is the pass word that takes Bill over the little bumps ... his nature in keeping with this pass word is optimistic and hearten- ing. Generous . . . considerate . . . loyal ... in his unassuming manner Gene takes pretty good care of his buddies ... a valuable classmate who you can count on. In spite of his enviable traits Gene is not the glad handing popu- larity kid ... he is much too sincere and genuine for anything bordering on sham enthusiasm or a political personality . . . with Gene it is quality of friends not quantity that counts. The girls haven ' t discovered Gene yet but when they do it is going to be a very lucky one who does finally get her rope on him. There aren ' t many things that grow bigger than those big trees up in Michigan . . . the men who grow up with the trees however do seem to over- shadow them . . . Gene is one of these. GLADSTONE MICHIGAN 282 RUFO WILLIAM ROBINSON First impressions are that here is a quiet . . . unassuming . . . soft spoken . . . easygoing sort of guy, with a lot of humor stored inside . . . second impressions confirm the facts, and the name Rufo fits to a T. Hailing from Detroit, Bill enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in ' 43 just after graduation and spent a year in the V-5 program at Dartmouth College before coming to Tech. Flying still remains his number one dream and his eye is ever on those big gold wings. Bird study was recommended as the closest approach to flying, but after seeing him in action second class summer in the yellow perils we ' re convinced he ' ll be a hot pilot. Never one to take much of a strain . . . Rufo managed to get by with a minimum of effort . . . spent most of his time reading, playing chess or playing bridge ... his classic pose, sitting at his desk writing a letter and smoking his pipe, with the radio tuned down on something smooth and mellow. Bill ' s specialty was collecting records and with a clever taste he usually managed to find sharp records that nobody had heard before. Amiable . . . friendly . . . Rufo kept pretty well to himself . . . never a word in anger, he never lacked for friends. His sly humor was always a source of laughter . . . and he invariably commented at the crucial moment. DETROIT MICHIGAN EDWIN RUDZIS Some people are bom with silver spoons in their mouths . . . not so Ed ... he cut his teeth on a Marine ' s bayonet. On completion of high school he vol- unteered for the Marine Corps . . . setting an example for his older brother who followed suit. With the Corps he saw his share of action . . . acquiring six ribbons with two battle stars to touch them off. A quick survey of Ed ' s room at Bancroft Hall along with the aid of a normal amount of human insight would reveal his more pronounced habits and interests ... he is sitting at the desk . . . the first thing you observe is a comprehensive expression on Ed ' s face as Don Cossack ' s twelve inchers drop down one by one on to the turn table . . . sure he speaks it ... a regular Russian fanatic. Behind him on the wall is plastered an eye chart . . . over in the comer a shelf of books on Sight Without Glasses . . . other books can be found authorized by Charles Atlas. Over in the other comer stands a javelin worn from use . . . you glance on top of the locker and see a pile of boxing gloves and wrestling gear. If Ed had it his way ... a look into the shower would produce only a cold faucet. The blue service in the closet will carry stripes. He often made an indignant retum from classes thoroughly disgusted with misunderstanding profs . . . why should a future marine be able to navigate a ship and compute meticentric radii of box shaped lighters? DETROIT MICHIGAN THOMAS EUGENE STANLEY The son of a retired chief, Tom had, as he would say, a passion for entering the Academy . . . after a year of preparation at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology, he passed through the Main Gate, exultant and inspired, only to find that plebe year was not exactly Utopia . . . classmates will remember his endless tours of the messhall in search of Livingston . . . the fact that he is an outdoor man from the Canadian border is emphasized by his swimming ability and the fifty-degree temperature of his refrigerated B-hole throughout the winter . . . seeking no involvements with the fair sex, T. E. passed his leisure time playing the cornet, seeing all the movies, and improving his skill as a cartoonist and caricature artist . . . despite a gradually acquired aversion to the system, a subject on which he could argue indefinitely. Dusty vas conscientious and dili- gent to the nth degree . . . Stan, who was know to swoon with ecstasy at the mere sound of a yellow peril, will soon find a long cherished spot in Naval aviation waiting for him and it is a subject involving much controversy as to what he would do if he didn ' t fly ... to him it is everything from the unsched- uled New York hops to the basic formula for the coeflicient of lift. SAULT ST. MARIE MICHIGAN 283 DETROIT MICHIGAN JAMES FREDERICK WARD, II Jim, the casual one, didn ' t quite finish pre-flight, but plans to be manager of a nice P ' boat eventually . . . cynically sincere, his short caustic wit has helped many a party along ... a story teller well above par and an equally appreciative audience . . . patience and prudence are his virtues . . . academically, ■well above average . . . too smart to knock himself out over numbers . . . trained instant relaxation, a major psycho-physio accomplishment ... his many sleeping hours we envied . . . life and people are humorous to Jim and he enjoys both . . . his raven-shocked suavity made the lad a menace to fair American womanhood . . . actually all he cared about was whether or not his many drags would send him any chow . . . most of them did! . . . Practical, unhurried, and considerate, life will be responsive and reward him with its best . . . and justly so . . . the drags sent the cho ' w because he looks so starved . . . lank slicked black hair . . . simken cheek bones . . . pointed chin . . . walking away from a burial ... his own. Raising his black eyebrows . . . closing the lids . . . slowly lifting his shoulders into an easy shrug . . . calmly taking another indifferent drag on his cigarette . . . the entire process expressing his nature in a silent . . . well? ... or drawing the comers of his mouth back into a grimace denoting the absurdity of everything . . . the J. F. functions cooly. EVANSVILLE INDIANA THOMAS EARL ALEXANDER Contending that moonlight on the Severn could not be compared with moon- light on the Wabash . . . Tom nevertheless put up with the inferior com- modity for four years . . . except for an occasional outburst of Back Home in Indiana . . . and a bitterness which vented itself in the form of expletives directed habitually at the Navy . . . the system . . . the Executive Department . . . the plebes . . . the profs . . . the chow ... or most anything that interfered with the happiness of Tom. His ambitions are to have a million dollars . . . seven Cadillacs . . . one for each day of the week . . . and a beautiful girl. Week ends to Tom meant dragging . . . but there were complications . . . restrictions to serve . . . watches to stand . . . and the usual troubles of a man with several drags. Unfortunate in encounters with the O.D. ' s ... his wife had the privilege of being in charge of room continuously ... so Tom ' s week ends on the outside would not be endangered . . . besides the accepted privi- lege of keeping him in cigarettes and matches. Instigator of raids . . . wild- man ' s . . . or bombs away ' s . . . he nevertheless accepted his victim ' s revenge in good graces. Unexcelled in loquacity . . . and with signs of indolence here and there . . . we still predict a successful Naval career . . . until he slips and calls some Admiral, Fred. JERRY THOMAS BECKER Better known as Radar . . . blot out the face in the portrait and guess why . . . has probably the most unusual proficience in the Academy . . . stem- ming from Swiss-English ancestry he has an inherent ability to transfer blocks of wood into objects d ' ar t . . . this, combined with his insatiable love of pipes and Brigg ' s, has given his roommates a perfect pipe rack . . . can also turn out fine portrait sketches after some able tutelage from his artistic classmates ... a fun-loving, quiet, pleasant Hoosier from Tell City ... he is also proficient in more material aspects . . . made the plebe fencing team and swims or wrestles in his spare time; also is one of the top flight ' 300 ' fifth battalion bowlers . . . is an avid reader and has helped spread the news of his favorites through very readable reviews in the Triimt . . . through experience Jerry has acquired the popular Academy belief, " Women are a snare and a delusion, liquor is the sal- vation of mankind " . . . through even more experience he is not even too sure about the alcohol ... is willing to be shown the error of his ways on both accoimts, though ... is an avowed sub man . . . engineering would not be painful. TELL CITY INDIANA 284 ROBERT GEORGE CARROLL Ah, that this could be in technicolor . . . nothing else will adequately describe Red ... or his impulsive temper . . . even his wife hid when Red let go . . . three years on a sub must have frayed the edges a little . . . gurmer ' s mate . . . seven war patrols . . . always ready for a feast or a frolic . . . really showed us how that game of lacrosse is meant to be played . . . varsity lacrosse took only a little of that excess energy from our dynamic Bohemian ... the rest was spent on the week ends. Was interested . . . if not active ... in the Portuguese Club . . . women ... oh yes, women . . . they were all mad about this un- predictable character . . . character is the only word to use . . . but he gave the femmes a hard time . . . not an enemy in the world . . . except his bridge partner ... he had a habit of tearing up the cards after three successive bad hands. Academics took little of his time . . . had to quit studying second class year to keep his eyes in good enough shape to find the main gate on Saturday night . . . says he wants to fly an F8F . . . he ' ll tear an F8 to pieces for sure . . . we ' ll send him back to subs which we suspect to be his secret ambition. SOUTH BEND INDIANA FLOYD MILES McCURDYJR. A determined nature ... a look of confidence . . . and a voice of self-assurance . . . whether he ' s calling Marine cadence in ranks or whispering honeyed platitudes in the ears of his O.A.O. ' s . . . that ' s Mac. A Hoosier . . . tempered by the Marine Corps and sea duty on the old Nevada ... he took the hard way to the Academy through NAPS . . . and minus the benefit of a high school diploma. Not the type to get a lucky break ... his successes have come through hard work alone. Proficient in all types of sports . . . basketball and track are his specialities . . . with football not far behind. Sacrificing anything for a good argument . . . Mac will go to great lengths to prove he is right . . . which ... as he says ... he always is. Two weeks after an argum ent you will probably be confronted with the Encyclopedia Britannica . . . dictionary . . . and World Almanac . . . and Mac with his ... I toli you so smile. Acquiring the nickname Famous he owes his renown to his many ambitions . . . vhich has included teaching . . . coaching . . . and officering the Marine Corps ... to his hate of fish and jazz ... to his taste in femininity . . . ranging from the beautiful to the intellectual . . . and to his eyes which remind his drags of the boy friend back home. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA LOUIS JAMES BOLAND In September of ' 44 Lou parachuted from his B-29 in California and landed at the Academy. Any Army Air Corps hot rock in fancy sailor dress . . . before his days at the Academy Lou attended St. Xavier ' s U. of Louisville and U. of Iowa. Louis likes parisian pastries and girls . . . Kentucky bourbon . . . and fast horses . . . Leguna Beach . . . Victor Hugo ' s . . . The List Frontier . . . Canary Cottage . . . Condado Terrace . . . P.R. ... 21 Club . . . and haunts of the Air Corps. Lou ' s athletic interest is in a number two iron, a tennis racquet or a polo mallet. In prep school days Lou was always near the top of the championship list in golf and tennis. During study periods the colonel would thumb through the H.cw York Times business section, the Pliiladeipliiij Inquirer, or his stationery box. Academics constituted no strain as far as Gus was concerned because he had the prize formulae which was fool-proof. For an afternoon of relaxation quote the famous Kentuckian . . . Hotliing is as cnjoyahU as a good snappy infantry drill. Lou was dapper . . . but mostly at the hops. Without a doubt Lou was the only boy who could wear a blue service and have it resemble a suit of Hickey Freeman ' s tails. The boys will remember Lou as the tall brown-haired, blue-eyed gent from the Blue Grass. In years to come the public may know him as a statesman. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 285 LEAMON RANDALL COOKE Possibly the only man ever to go through the Naval Academy who served extra duty for smelling flowers in ranks . . . bees . . . flowers . . . horses . . . blue grass . . . spring . . . the most important things in his life . . . being a true southern colonel in all but two respects . . . dislike of women and good bour- bon . . . brown-eyed blondes are rare to explam vice number one . . . vice number two has no explanation available . . . pure fantasy, even buttermilk was fermented forcmg him to refuse it. An inconsistency lies in the fact that his stories of chasing revenuers were quite realistic in tone down to the squirrel rifle that had worn a groove in his shoulder . . . together with the blue grass caught between his toes when he arrived for the grind of converting to civilized life at Navy. First of the steps in conversion was cultivating that trace of wave in his hair which four years of combing did not alter . . . could not get away from Kentucky . . . endless hours searching for a radio program from the hills . . . distracted only by the music of Tex Beneke. Still the title of Ken- tucky Colonel will be his someday when he returns to his collection of gaited horses . . . where damnyankee is a noun. LEXINGTON KENTUCKY RUSSELLVILLE KENTUCKY NORMAN LEE DUNCAN Dune has a big deal ... if it isn ' t concerning the Kentucky Derby you can be sure it is nothing less than an Army-Navy game . . . Dune has been in the middle of big deals ever since we first met him. He had ' em all fooled at Marion Institute ... he has a lot of us fooled right here . . . but you just can ' t help liking the guy . . . the nonchalant way he takes that twenty and five frap . . . the easygoing pace he meets academics with. He ' s clever ... a cool thinking mind and plenty of guts to back it up . . . six week ends ... six different women ... it just doesn ' t pay to let one think she ' s got you ... he can pick ' em too. A smooth talker ... a pool shark . . . Norm could take in stride anything that came along . . . noted for his half sarcastic laugh and genuine smile . . . envied for his carefree manner . . . proud of his nonconformity. Dune was given a thorough going over plebe year by the boys of the foul fourteenth . . . but that was just one more big deal for him to meet with savoir faire personality. Tall . . . loosely hung together . . . amiable but not friendly . . . active but not vig- orous . . . talkative but not garralous . . . Dune won ' t have any trouble figuring out where he wants to go. We just hope that where he goes doesn ' t have an Executive Department . . . Dune is just a little too independent to thrive under close restrictions. FINER KENTUCKY WALLACE SULVEANUS GABRIEL Short . . . square . . . muscular . . . well coordinated . . . Gabe is a big man in a small space . . . but Gabe ' s physical assets are only the begiiming of a great little guy . . . sober . . . leveled headed and quick thinking . . . considerate and reserved. Gabe comes from a small town in the Blue Grass country . . . V-12 preceded his entrance to the Naval Academy . . . Gabe is somewhat of an authority on horse racing and automobiles ... he can outeat anything his size and he burns it all up on the football or soccer field ... a lot of Gabe ' s views are hidden in his quiet nature . . . however we do know from observation that we have yet to see anything that will excite him beyond his conservative chuckle . . . women to Gabe are something he ' ll take up when he has a little more time . . . Gabe ' s turned up nose and high cheek bones give him a slightly beligerent look . . . but behind them lie a true friend and a big heart ... he is reputed to have sacrificed his uniform to one of Baltimore ' s football game rain storms to keep Navy ' s Melissa dry . . . Navy rain capes probably look better on a dog than on Gabe anyway . . . rainclothes on Gabe only hide a good military build and brace . . . we ' ve yet to hear him complain or to degrade anyone . . . Gabe isn ' t the scholarly type yet his wealth of common sense and his industriousness have won him a well-above-average rating in academics. 286 HUGH SCOTT HOLDER A smile that banishes all discomfort ... the happy super friendly brand ... as rare as Scotty himself . . . sloshing around in the United States Infantry . . . having gold bars hanging around his shoulders . . . Scotty, hanging around bars . . . but not as a habitue of bars . . . but of militarism. Early years at K.M.I. ... the aforementioned . . . and finally the United States Navy . . . hoping like many of his classmates to enter the aviation set-up . . . flying his brother ' s plane over the family dwelling . . . flying in the Navy during his summer leaves . . . one could say that the lad is air minded ... he is certain of it. There are com- plications in his age limit . . . not being able to reach . . . praying for an ALNAV which will remedy the situation . . . utilizing the remainder of his time espousing the thesis that to be well informed is to know as much as one can concerning everything ... he knows what is taking place in the world . . . learns by reading ominous appearing books with scholarly titles . . . says the content is worth knowing ... we take him at his word . . . recreation time or spare time Scotty uses for the thrill of dragging blind ... has never been dis- appointed. Charter member of the OMTA ' s . . . On the Math Tree Again Club . . . sincere . . . genuine . . . short . . . big. OWENSBORO KENTUCKY LEONARD WILLIAM MULBRY Len is light . . . white . . . and of medium height ... he tolerates Bloniic ... is reasonably cheery ... of mild disposition . . . even friendly . . . invariably producing a smile or a laugh where appropriate . . . even catches on to jokes . . . Len . . . the positive type. He adhered to . . . and held up . . . the various Naval Academy systems taking them for their more beneficial aspects. Len was born in Florida but left to young too make any claim on that winter play- ground. In spite of that . . . and a short sojourn in the District of Columbia . . . Blue Grass and beautiful horses and all that goes with it is his first, middle and last love. Spent his early years as a Senate Page . . . Knickers and all . . . helped the lawmakers start the U.S. on it ' s way into the greatest conflagration of it ' s history. A short stay at St. Albans prep made up for all the classroom hours his Senatorial duties deprived him of. Admittedly no great athlete, nonetheless tried the roughest . . . lacrosse was no go but soccer claimed him as it ' s own. Len likes any kind of food . . . and has even been known to go for some Navy chow . . . especially when himgry. Here is the man that ' s willing to try anything in a blind drag so long as personality is not mentioned first. His first love is subs ... if that ' s not in the cards then he ' ll settle for a pair of wings. COVINGTON KENTUCKY JOHN EDWARD VINSEL Picture a lazy hillbilly under a tree with his jug nearby. Now look again . . . It ' s Vinsel, naturally! . . . hates shoes, likes to stretch out his long legs and just daydream the time away. Trouble is, he begins to get a strange glint in his eyes after gazing up at that big summer sky a while. Then, before you know it, he ' s become such a hub of activity that you have to reassure yourself that this really is the same guy you were appraising just a moment ago. His vices (and he never lacks for them) include a slight tendency to, shall we say, exaggerate? He can tell you more about something he knows nothing about than anyone you ever talked to! His hobbies include hero worshipping (his idols run from athletic greats to Sam Spade and Dick Tracy), painting, and dreaming up sensational ideas. Imagine spending all study hour and another after taps to finish up the detailed plans for a farm in California or a super yacht with bar and pool table. Maybe he will decide to irrigate the moon someday or perhaps only a stairway to the stars. But, on second thought, this character would probably be quite content to spend the rest of his life listening to old phono- graph records or reading a big thick book! LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 287 CHICAGO ILLINOIS CLAIBORNE SHELDON BRADLEY Shortly after receiving the official handle of Claiborne Sheldon his parents decided that something a little more convenient should be applied for everyday use ... as a result he ' s known by all as Tim. Originating in Hartford, Con- necticut, Tim was early transplanted to the Windy City ... in Chicago he checked out the various and sundry social functions . . . and learned a great deal about the Wall Street trade from his dad ... a line he may enter into someday himself, he follows the stock and bond quotations as avidly as most of us do the adventures of Steve Canyon. In between dragging and sailing Tim spent a lot of time working in photography ... his experience and ability in that field were drawn upon by many of his friends who were more recent victims of the photography bug. Although not participating in varsity sports Tim spent a great deal of time keeping in good physical shape ... a faithful sun worshiper and exerciser. Studies didn ' t come too easy and a lot of time was spent plugging at the books . . . lots of persistence and tenacity ... he always came through. High morals . . . easy to get along v rith . . . good judg ' ment . . . Tim had plenty of friends. His only eccentricity . . . the fact that he invariably got up about three minutes before revielle and banged around the room . . . amid the growls and mutterings of his roommates. PAUL GARDNER BRYANT A bright man with a twinkle in his eye and a flashy smile . . . excellent sense of humor . . . always horsing around . . . always about to go on a diet or a budget . . . except when he has just broken one or the other. Always in the nick of time . . . sometimes just a little after the nick . . . every late bell rings when his heels click together . . . then he tucks in his shirt tail . . . he ' ll go down the aisle to his wedding tucking in his shirt tail ... or pulling on his gloves. An ardent sailing enthusiast . . . the Freedom is his idea of a swell place to spend a week end. Loves his sack . . . excellent daydreamer . . . likes to sit and think . . . with a far-away look in his eyes . . . exuding anything but intelligence. Has an insatiable passion for anything Hawaiian . . . skirts . . . music . . . food . . . particularly food . . . but then he has a passion for any kind of food. Will be perfectly happy if the Navy sends him to Pearl Harbor . . . will probably end up in Gitmo. Wherever he ends up he ' ll daydream of Waikiki. Ran the four-forty in high school . . . couldn ' t walk it now . . . small town kid . . . definitely not the suave city slicker . . . just an honest guy . . . with an honest face . . . that ' s Pootsie. SULLIVAN ILLINOIS ROGER ALAN CHAPMAN Coming to the Naval Academy well equipped and adequately versed . . . per- taining to things college . . . the various social graces . . . the virile pastime of pool . . . the brilliance in bridge . . . the timing in teimis ... all mastered by Rog in college ... in addition he studied civil engineering . . . one might easily conclude that his college life was of no mean value . . . but he confesses that Navy was rather an abstract consideration at that time . . . two and one-half years at old Purdue. Looking back at these two years he laughs but will dream of obtaining the civil engineering degree to round out the turn of events . . . either that or the twenty years in the Navy ... it is possible that both will follow ... he likes the service for the benefit that it can bring to the two halves of his life . . . one-half of course: himself ... his activities . . . the other is wear- ing diamonds ... or should be. With the distance to Michigan so great . . . the diamonds of Michigan ... a situation might present itself composed mainly of ennui . . . not so . . . the item of his personality heretofore unmentioned that prevents boredom is his remarkable capacity for humor in all forms . . . when the traveling becomes difficult he applies this quality and suddenly it isn ' t. DIXON ILLINOIS 288 ROBERT CARHART CONOLLY California, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore claim Bob, the latter his legal place of origin. The taxpayer sees his dividends in the Conolly family ' s father ... an Admiral USN . . . the brother ... an Army Officer and alumnus of West Point and the subject ' s destination the USMC. Self-suffi- ciency and pride embodied with esprit de corps exalt his military stamina. The man who never drags unless committed adds strongly to the youth of his class as he graduates at 21. Academics never appear hazardous to Lieutenant Connolly for mastery of fundamentals and common horse sense are high in his code for studious endeavor. No collections number in his negative hobbies except that of bills and coins. Very economical Robert C. fits his wallet pockets with zippers and anchors his strong box to an 1890 water pipe. Regulation . . . well!; future family man . . . the same. Quote, thi fcmmc that tags me will he riding tlic saddle on a bullet. The Marine Corps seems to be his only present mania. Sound sleeper, good cook ... on a hot plate . . . and a two second room cleaner . . . opens the door and blows. Bob ' s amiable dis- position secures friends with all acquaintances. A good example as a pursuer of the profession of arms and a congenial host to his associates. Mild and con- trolled temperament, unblemished integrity, acknowledgerer of only the best course, and a will to follow the leanings of his heart and spirit into life give Robert attributes for his future with Uncle Sam ' s Marine Corps. WAUKEGAN ILLINOIS WILLIAM DANIEL DITTMAR Bill Ditt . . . the dark-haired guy with the button nose . . . started his long, long trek in search of knowledge in his own Peru township high . . . put it all to use for the good of Uncle Sam as a welder ... he welded so many ships together that he got a yen for the sea ... so off he went. Seems that the Navy didn ' t have a welders rate to give him so he took up Juice . . . attending a Navy Electricians Mate school in Kentucky netted him the honor of standing in the top ten ... an honor he reaped again at Navy ' s prep school on the Susquehanna . . . and one that he has since decided against holding again ... in the interest of baseball . . . and a good time ... at any opportunity. Even though there are few who can ring more fun out of a party . . . here is a fellow that takes his duty seriously . . . firm is the word . . . not severe. The plebes learn early to respect his quiet orders . . . he ' ll never raise his voice . . . and seldom does he have to tell them twice. Here is one of the few stalwart men who reached first class year a bachelor ... for the rest of that story collar him at the first class reunion you attend. Serious about his career ... his reputation . . . and his appearance . . . serious about everything that counts. A fly-boy at heart . . . serious about that too . . . and someday he ' ll be flying with the best. PERU ILLINOIS WILLIAM HARVEY KEEN Take a long lean frame . . . hook on a face with a perpetual grin . . . add a cheer- ful personality . . . that ' s Bill . . . rapid almost eager conversation as though born of pleasure experienced from knowing enough about the subject to be able to put the words together . . . employing a sense of humor that won him friends from the start . . . seldom seen angry . . . almost always a congenial good- natured guy . . . easy to get along with . . . not at all deceptive in action . . . straight forward . . . friendly. The girl back home did not keep him away from dragging ... his main interest outside of the business affairs of the Log and the Press Detail. A background of business experience gave him necessary skill to keep the Log in order ... a task that occupied a lot of his time but did not pre- vent him from keeping up those aggravating academics. Very much interested in aviation ... his salty cap was well known m the halls of Bancroft until the O.D. saw it . . . fresh air fiend ... to the discomfort of his wife ... a lover of plenty of sleep . . . the words . . . leave ijuiftly please were often heard from the depths of his pillow. A likeable fellow with more character assets than liabilities. MILFORD ILLINOIS 289 ROBERT EUGENE KENYON Bob . . . alias Bobby Gene . . . alias Dave . . . late president of Future Farmers of America and large wheel in the 4-H club . . . ardent Republican . . . charter member of the radiator and sub squads . . . avoids any kind of manual labor . . . except under great stress refuses to speak before breakfast . , . contends that there is something basically wrong with anyone who is able to speak that early . . . happiest moment when he could declaim there ain ' t no mo ' Math. Real savoir in everything else and never seemed to take a strain but always came out on top . . . bound to prove his worth to the Academy . . . basketball manager fourth class . . . third class . . . second class years . . . member of the Log staff . . . familiar figure in local shops haggling with proprietors over their need for advertising . . . ex-member of Army Air Corps . . . wanted to go to the Point . . . saw the error of his ways and decided that the Navy was . . . after all . . . the best . . . the casual visitor to the night clubs of Springfield is sure to find the manager and bartender old friends of his . . . and to find himself plied with Bob ' s favorite weakness . . . scotch whiskey. ... his quiet self-confidence will work slowly, but surely to convince those about him that Bob is a very capable man. SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS BURTON HOWARD KLEINMAN A native of Illinois, Burt decided to enter Northwestern University . . . majored in psychology . . . fond of symphony concerts and ballets . . . prefers to be photographed with his hat on . . . ever fearful of receding hairline. Won recognition as a plebe when ' 46 awarded him various ribbons ... for out- standing achievements in the messhall . . . was a famous plebe swimmer but changed to company sports. Under the impression that he is a competent auto mechanic . . . desires to own a light plane . . . member of " Ye Old Dance Band. " Wears white works in preference to blues whenever possible . . . very adept at composing songs about classmates . . . drags occasionally . . . doesn ' t smoke . . . loves sailing . . . interested in the stockmarket . . . claims to be an expert on horseracing. Makes decisions quickly . . . lives for today . . . has a tropical temperament, but will help a friend in need . . . hopes to rejoin the civilian world once again . . . we ' ve been hearing this chatter for four years already. One of the few who prefer midshipmen ' s cruise to life at Bancroft . . . will be remembered for his individualism . . . the composer of the new words to " MacNamara ' s Band " ... a stirring Navy Football Song of special interest to our class. GLENCOE ILLINOIS FREDERICK WILLIAM LAUER One of our gridiron men . . . Fred has tossed the pigskin at Northwestern . . . Notre Dame . . . and Navy. Athletes must get their beauty sleep ... he main- tains so the sack is his favorite hangout. Doesn ' t smoke, but is fond of the other pleasures in life ... a big man about town ... or tries to be . Some people have an unrestricted capacity for chow ... so it is with Fred ... he boasts that he is the imdisputed gedunk gedunker of Bancroft Hall. Tommy Dorsey is the top band . . . This Can ' t Ic Love and They Don ' t Believe Me are tops with Fred . . . otherwise disinterested in nearly everything . . . idea of entertainment is loung- ing on a beach and watching a horse race. A Chrysler convertible is the ideal car. He desires to be a football coach in addition to being a player ... is follow- ing in the footsteps of athletic brothers. Movies are a necessity. One must also swim, play golf and tennis. How familiar is the sound . . . I ' m not a Hflvy man like you . . . just a little more so, we think. Perhaps when Fred gets an arm loaded with gold we ' ll have won a point ... it will be one of the few points that Fred ever yielded on . . . we ' re not worried . . . he ' ll get along wherever he is. WILMETTE ILLINOIS 290 JASON PIERCE LAW Alert appearing . . . slow talking . . . neat . . . natty . . . proud . . . Jason is one of the aristocrats of the organization . . . blessed with a delicate well- coordinated body and line-featured distinctive features . . . Jason ' s many moods are his making . . . today he ' s a lamb . . . tomorrow a raging lion . . he ranges all the way from the mountain tops to the darkest valleys. Being the son of a druggist he has a set of store manners and personality that can put him right up there in the king ' s parlor. Jason ' s energies while here have been pretty faithfully devoted to academics and living a conscientious regulation life . . . and his efforts paid off. His ... I gotta he showd . . . attitude in class is the cause of a goodly number of silver strands crowning our Academy profs. Moderation is his pattern for life and his life is just that . . . everything metered to the proper proportion . . . extremes in either habits or thoughts just don ' t exist. Jason ' s indignation sometimes trips his safety valve and releases a healthy temper . . . but as usual with a temper goes a spirit that more than compensates for an occasional blow-off. Jason is gifted with good sound common sense and broad intellectual interests ... a thinker who rarely lets emotions govern where thinking suffices. BELVIDERE ILLINOIS HOWARD BRADFORD MOORE Mail out? ... a foghorn voice from under the desk ... a daily ritual . . . we set a period each day . . . how else could . . Watch the Sages, . Army of Kemper . . Army of Staun- . Regulations . . . our watches by his morning mating call to the mailman . . . devoted to letter opening ... at least the Gazette never fails we keep up on the state tourney? The annual prophecy . They ' re a Jark horse this March. A veteran of many wars . . ... he spends many a night working out tactics with Perk . ton . . . yes . . . tactics . . . mainly to defeat section 22 . . USNA. Old memories will bring back recollections of the famous eight . . . birds of a feather. When athletics are mentioned ... an original member of the Sunday Whiz Kids was he . . . but those cold evenings . . . that saddle on the radiator is rather comforting when 8th period rolls around ... he has worn out quite a few during his winters at Hotel Bancroft. In academics he ' s coming fast on the outside ... a few snags plebe year . . . Christmas in Annapolis . . . the skin of his teeth in June . . . but since joining the ranks of B the grades are jumping. All famous men are known for one famous quote . . . here ' s one H. B. would use at least once each French period . . . ]i ne saxs pas . . . now and then . . . ]e rte comfrmi pas . . . for variety. MONTICELLO ILLINOIS • PETER RAMSEY MOUREAU Pierre is a 5 foot 8 inch monster of the 24th company . . . from Illinois ... a presidential appointee . . . bitterly contests his title of Navy Junior on the grounds that his father is retired . . . anyway, he never stole any sports equip- ment from the NAA. Spent his earliest days in China and the Philippines . . . desires to return there to show them what he ' s like as a big boy. Has been in the U.S. long enough to speak like a native . . . not long enough to acquire the average citizen ' s gullibility . . . one might say he has the Missouri attitude. He has brains . . . gets along in the top ten per cent with little visible effort. Essentially lazy . . . could be quite an athlete . . . fast and shifty in his chosen sports . . . soccer . . . pushball . . . fieldball . . . attributed in part to the fact that most of his days here have been spent traveling from the 4th deck to places of more interest. Seldom drags . . . preferring to take the observational view- point towards women. Likes hunting and fishing . . . music, of a classical nature ... to be in on what ' s going on at the earliest moment . . . reading cynical books . . . applied science ... his own way. Dislikes . . . anything that happens to chafe him at the moment . . . propriety . . . shallowness . . egotists . . . undue display of authority . . . wheels . . . jazz . . . unthinking actions . . . writing. LAKE FOREST ILLINOIS 291 GERALD LEWIS PALMER, JR. Tall . . . black hair with a crew cut . . . stern expression most of the time, but goes into convulsions of laughter when something strikes him as funny. Gerry remains true to the south . . . side of Chicago . . . spent two years at Lawrence College . . . one more in the Navy at Great Lakes, and Solomons Island. Lone wolf . . . drags frequently ... has an incurable passion for gadgets in any shape or form . . . owns the typewriter used by half the 24th company . . . likes Spike Jones . . . reads N ' U ' Yorker and Saturday Evanng Post . . . mystery stories when he has the time . . . takes books from the library, but never re- turns them on time . . . maintained a running fight with the obstacle course until the middle of his second class year, when he passed it, and then didn ' t know how to spend all the spare time during the afternoons. Likes to listen to the radio while studying ... or not studying . . . invariably jumps into the shower mere seconds before the formation bell and still gets there . . . often times wearing sox too . . . will get up a knockabout crew at the drop of a hat . . . can always be depended upon for a pair of clean, white gloves in those last minute hop, watch, or chapel emergencies. CHICAGO ILLINOIS CHICAGO ILLINOIS WALTER LLEWELLYN REES The Big Nine plays the best collegiate football . . . the Chicago Bears are the world ' s greatest team . . . women are a necessary evil . . . aviation is the real Navy ... the system is getting him down . . . M.I.T. was never like this . . . when am I going back to Chicago . . . these are the phrases by which you ' ll recognize Waldo. He likes to study when he gets the urge ... his fine record proves that he is just naturally a brain . . . academics are fruit to him. When not managing track, his leisure is taken up by photography . . . research into mathematics . . . and the workshops . . . very adept with hands as well as his brain . . . likes to build things. Under the belief that Chicago is the wonder city . . . hates our lovely Maryland weather. Bowling is favorite sport fol- lowed by winter outdoor recreation . . . never gets enough to eat . . . doesn ' t approve of wife ' s taste in music, football, and women . . . especially the latter ... a good book is far superior to a woman ... so he thinks now . . . but wait ... it almost always catches up with every man. Reveille is the most ob- noxious sound of the entire day for him . . . sleeping in the sack with visions of life out in the Fleet versus a nice comfortable home life with all its ad- vantages . . . wishful thinking to such a Navy man . . . who snaps into action when reality is thrust upon him every morning by the ringing of the bell. CHICAGO ILLINOIS HARVEY EVERETT RENNACKER It all started in Chicago years ago ... it was nobody ' s fault . . . one of those things . . . however marveled at. A tender young clean-cut kid relieved Chicago of future worry by joining the Navy . . . there he spent a few years striking for electrician and fireman ' s ratings . . . running the ship ' s movies starting fires and fouling the ship ' s electrical system in general. Deciding enlisted summaries were for the birds he got ideas about going to Annapolis to become an officer. After careful consideration the Navy decided that he was academically acceptable . . . even intelligent. After three years-six months- fourteen days and three hours aboard the Solace and Rainier — the two greatest ships afloat (he admits it) — he left for the sacred shores of the Severn to spend four happy years fixing broken down radios . . . writing up statements and drawing up blueprints for married midshipmen ' s quarters. You couldn ' t call Stretch cynical — that implies a sneering disbelief in sincerity and rectitude . . . the Rainmaker is extremely sincere — if he employs his sardonic wit to drag something down with sarcasm you can be sure he ' s sincere about it. Not really a chow hound ... he just never gets enough to eat . . . shifty maneuvers of the hungry boys in the center of the table never escaped these scrutinizing eyes whenever an extra crumb of chow was involved. Stretch ' s little world revolves about a confused dream of subs-P-boats . . . and Bermuda 1948 ... all of which kept him alive and kicking through those very long Academy days. 292 EARL FREDERICK RESCH, The face of a chronic wit ... a chronic wit. In the morning a ghastly face ... a groping hand . . . searching for that pre-breakfast cigarette which means so much to him ... a habit which he failed to drop under the close eye of dis- cipline . . . missing it he complains more than usual to the gods for not sending mail . . . not even a post card? Coming from the Fleet . . . seeing the roughest and earliest part of Pacihc action from behind a gun ... on the old New Orleans he saw the war in five major engagements. The Navy left him, in spite of Itself, unchanged ... he still sleeps in a bed . . . walks on the floor . . . and climbs up and down stairs. That salt crust imbues him with the under- standing of a humorous event . . . any event . . . they ' re all a laugh. Except academics, there he is at his best: putting out the minimum and enjoying the maximum. Possesses a mania for a song called " Symphony " . . . has played it for two successive years and intends to hang it in his living room as the factor which contributed the most to his graduation . . . aside from himself . . . likes lettuce sandwiches and caramels. Writhes his face in smiles suddenly from a calmness ... to the comfort of the unwary onlooker ... all a part of the emergence of the wit. QUINCY ILLINOIS ROBERT EUGENE SCHWOEFFERMANN Say, Sam, have that suit jinishd yet? Four years and Bob still likes the drape of those civvies. To see him on Maryland Avenue you would think he was a drunk trying to pass a bar ... the way he stops at record shops and tailors. His monthly cash is easily accounted for . . . what isn ' t spent for records goes into telephone calls to Chicago . . . when the mate misses with a letter for a couple of days. Thought June of ' 48 would never come to release him from financial worries and the usual cares of a midshipman. Dago caused Bob to sing the blues a few times his first two years . . . but otherwise academics weren ' t hard for him if he could squeeze out five minutes for concentration from his wives. Athletics absorbed much of his time . . . from plebe summer to graduation. His speciality . . . football . . . has caused him some anxious moments . . . like the time he collided with Doc Blanchard and his fifty pound weight advantage. Spring football practice kept him out of baseball until his last year. Tried his hand at plebe and J.V. basketball . . . and later organized the Sunday afternoon Whiz Kids. As far as we know he hasn ' t made an N on the sub squad yet . . . but he was trying for quite a while. CHICAGO HEIGHTS ILLINOIS NICHOLAS WILLIAM SMUSYf Nick probably acquired certain basic principles concerning system beating . . . D.O. dodging and so forth in Chicago where he was born and raised. His fourteen month sojourn with the Navy as an enlisted man gave him the word on the whys and wherefores of the Navy and the attributes of the Naval service . . . here he decided that life as a Naval officer would hold more favorable attributes . . . provided that some of the time (say the first thirty years ) were spent ashore. Enjoying his liberty privileges more than any of his class- mates . . . mainly because for any specified length of time he had more of it . . . was always tearing oflf to New York or Philadelphia on week ends with the varsity track and cross-country teams . . . the O.A.O. managed to keep an accurate account of team movements. During his Academy years he earned six letters . . . five of which were N stars ... he was one of the top milers at the Academy . . . this accounts for his lead position of the flying squadron on hop week ends . . . that part of the squadron that was never downed. Nick was always carefree in his ways . . . but like so many could always buckle down when the pressure was applied ... he wound up in the middle of his class academically . . . near the top athletically. CHICAGO ILLINOIS 293 EAST ST. LOUIS ILLINOIS GEORGfi HAROLD SULLIVAN, JR. Bom and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois . . .Jim led an unsheltered life under the guidance of his parents ... an older brother . . . and two older sisters. Family interests touched on politics ... an influence which gave him his in- telligent perception of the subject. Received his education in Catholic schools ... a devout church member . . . one who honestly knows his religion. Took a close second in the Illinois State Finals for his high school debating team . . . for those who know him this might effect some raised eyebrows — for they will remember him for his hesitant speech . . . chopped up with short phrases and laughs — at times even difficult to follow — but they might also remember that he usually carries his point of argument to a clear substantial conclusion to his advantage. His know-how in everything but Bull placed him among the one and two digit numbers in his ' 48-B class standing — at the board in Math class his moaning classmates would constantly request him to please doodle until they had caught up — really not malicious . . . just savvy. Popular . . . never one to be overbearing . . . Jim gains his end by an acquiescence which is surprisingly firm ... at first one gets the idea that he ' s a guy who ' s easily led . . . but the first impression is a prevalent mistake. His easygoing mannerisms accomplish much more than the often seen blustering front ... for under that good nature lies a large golden heart. MARVIN ALLEN WEIR Scotty . . . the stubbornest Scot you ever tangled with . . . always the center of a bull session . . . doesn ' t care what side of the argument he ' s on ... as long as everyone else is on the other side ... " I may not always be right but I ' m never wrong " . . . that ' s Scotty . . . even talked the doc out of giving him a cup and white cane . . . however, he ' s always able to spot a well-turned set of gams under a fluttering skirt before the 20-20 boys . . . never misses a beautiful girl . . . never misses a hop ... a three-season member of N. A. A. ... J. V. football in the fall . . . varsity basketball all winter long . . . squattin ' behind the plate with the varsity baseball squad in the spring ... on off days we catch our tire- less Scotty working out on the bags in the gym . . . vitality . . . that ' s the word ... a human dynamo at sports . . . academics . . . dragging . . . arguing about anything and everything . . . just what the doctor ordered for the Navy ... in spite of this worldly sounding build-up, Scotty is very much one of the boys . . . just like everyone else he is vulnerable to women and other healthy influences . . . Illinois being right in the middle of things, has been a good jumping off place for him . . . he ' ll end up on top somewhere. LITCHFIELD ILLINOIS EVANSTON ILLINOIS THOMAS WOODS, II Claims Evanston as his home town ... it was there he began to grow up . . . started out as a rolly-polly character . . . soon outgrew his avoirdupois . . . began his ascent to his present six foot two. At seven Tom decided he would go to Navy Tech . . . studied diligently and squeezed his way through Evanston High School . . . where he first showed himself to be a leader ... as battalion commander in their Army. Another step toward his goal was Bullis Prep . . . he starred academically . . . became vice-president of the student council . . . fought for a spot on an already excellent basketball team . . . took a crack at managing football ... a successful season was rewarded by his being chosen manager of the Washington-Metropolitan All-Prep team. June . . . ' 44 . . . was the beginning of a new life ... of new faces ... of new customs . . . and new friends. Making friends was easy . . . everytime he flashed that non-photogenic (so he said) smile, he made a new friend. Such a long drink of water he was an easy target for ' 46 . . . they made certain he had a plebe year . . . old style. Pursued his old job managing football . . . first the plebe team . . . then up the ladder to the Varsity team ... he managed them with the fineness of a veteran. Determined ... a man with know-how . . . well informed and steady. 294 JOSEPH ROBERT BAVLE Although not exactly five by five . . . definitely two by four in appearance . . . like the proverbial brick wall. Hair tends to curl . . . insists he combs it, but it usually looks like a bird ' s nest. Unconventional ideas ... a skeptic . . . even a radical to some. Hardly a ladies ' man . . . never been known to drag . . . apparently makes up for lost time on his leaves . . . and then some ... as who couldn ' t in " Beer City " ? Is usually good-natured, but shoots sparks when angry. No shining light in high school . . . well-liked for his genial unassuming attitude ... at that time. He put a high polish on his high-school education by extensive post-graduate work . . . roofer ' s apprentice . . . machine operator in a war plant . . . cab driver. Upon invitation from the President spent three months at Great Lakes . . . two at the Naval Armory, Chicago . . . eight at Bainbridge. He has a consuming interest in medical matters . . . hang- over from an early ambition to be a surgeon. Joe complements this interest with sporadic attempts at physical self-improvement ... a la weight-lifting, Yoga, and original exercises. His interest in radio has led to several accom- plishments . . . welding his strong box to his receiver by grounding it . . . acci- dently . . . followed by effectively blowing several fuses . . . and quiet medi- tation ... in the dark. MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN J d GEORGE WILLIAM DITTMANN The fresh water sailor from the shores of Lake Michigan, came to Navy Tech from NROTC and the Phi Kappa Sigma House of Northwestern University. In his first year he took a position on the plebe crew. Youngster year he watched from a front seat in Navy ' s varsity shell as his home state team walked off with the 1946 honors. Crew season and late practices gave him his nickname, Laddy. Just before formation the Hall would resound with the shouts of LaJdy Qomi Home. With all this Laddy had a fine memory . . . there were times when his wives shook to see who would pass the watch for their missing roommate . . . and there were nights that they lay awake waiting for him to return from liberty . . . until one night when the Kenosha Kid met the O.D. at the main gate. Laddy came home with his tail between his legs. Football trips . . . liberty . . . leave — and everywhere that Laddy went — the Dago books went too. Many hours of dogged study brought him from the bottom of his French class to pass the final examination with flying colors. Academics were his business . . . crew was his sport . . . and letter writing was his hobby. Ditt did not come to the Naval Academy for only fun and play ... he is serious about his education and future ... he is determined to succeed. DEAN BENJAMIN HANSEN A fair complexion . . . blue eyes . . . light hair . . . what ' s left of it . . . and you guessed it . . . he ' s from Wisconsin. Ironically enough . . . the great dairy state instilled in him no love for milk ... he claims he was raised on that other famous Wisconsin product . . . beer. Versatile in sports . . . Dean won his N in 150-pound football. His knack for handling clubs . . . learned in his caddy- ing days . . . also won him a place on the Academy golf team. A lover of the great outdoors and hunting ... it was not hard for Dean to enlist in the Ma- rines early in the war. They gave him wings and he became a radio gunner on SBD ' s and B-25 ' s. Olie is a dyed-in-the-wool Red Mike despite the efforts of his wife to get him back into circulation. A likeable guy . . . Dean is always ready to lend a helping hand . . . but expects the same help from others if he needs it. He possesses a quick temper ... a voice that can be heard for miles around and like no other in existence ... a thousand and one remedies to keep hair on his head ... all tried without success . . . and those character traits that will make him a valuable addition to the Marine Corps when he graduates. And if the Marines can ' t handle him he ' s just the guy who will find bigger fields. KENOSHA WISCONSIN SHAWANO WISCONSIN 295 MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN ALLAN LESTER JANSEN Allan L. Jansen, a living contemporary of the somewhat dubious hero of Barefoot Boy With Cluck . . . from the Schlitz fed State of States . . . with the inspiring motto of the Sunflower State, the Royal Air Force and the W.C.T.U. (Ad Astra Per Aspera, i.e., to the stars through hardships) ringing in his ears. Uncle Al has come a long way . . . hardly a fool for work, he can usually afford to read the latest magazines with his background of two years of college . . . one apiece at Kansas State Teacher ' s College and the University of Kansas, the latter while enrolled in V-12 . . . however this disinclination for academics may have won him a place in ' 48-B . . . sports are another matter . . . with his fine tackling form he has won the coveted halfback position on the Junior Varsity football team and the sobriquet Defensive Wonder, from his well-pummeled Varsity opponents . . . furnishes continual enjoyment to his friends with his quick wit, cheerful countenance and well-barbed comebacks . . . these qualities plus his brawny physique, good looks and smooth line combine to make him quite a lady ' s man ... his ability to be a good mixer, both with beverages and people also stands him in good stead now and should help his future as an officer . . . when June Week rolls around some lucky destroyer will wake up to find a past master at Annapolis Ordinance superintending its Gunnery Department. HOWARD NORMAN KAY Howard is the literary one . . . Howard is the witty one. After four years of humanizing Tech with his humor ... in and out of the Log . . . Howie should properly leave his Academy friends with a mirthful autobiography as a last remembrance . . . but this has been denied him . . . Raised in a happy home . . . Howie luckily had from birth the basis of his steady character. White- fish Bay, his native city . . . the one of which Milwaukee is a suburb . . . has provided many fond recollections. In that bit of Wisconsin . . . kindergarten and grade school galloped along with Howie. There . . . carrying on the Kay tradition ... he won the editorship of his high school paper. A running Niagara of sports data . . . team records . . . and scores make him probably the best informed sports authority at the Academy . . . which also accounts for his valuable work in the Press and Public Relations Detail these four years. After How ' s Danny Kaye capers you might forget he has a serious side . . . but it ' s there and has won him the prize for first place in the World Current Affairs Test two years in a row. If Howie ' s eyes prevent a service career his ability will give the literary profession something more than an Art Daley or a Hanson Baldwin. If not ... the Navy will win. WHITEFISH BAY WISCONSIN OSHKOSH WISCONSIN GEORGE WENDELL MARSHALL Those famous Wisconsin products . . . milk and beer . . . were mostly respon- sible for making George the man he is today ... the muscular . . . solidly built . . . round man. His start in life he owes to the town of Oshkosh ... a job and honorable profession was the contribution of an uncle, the owner of a butcher shop. After school and football practice he wielded a mean cleaver and learned the tricks of the trade ... as his messmates will readily testify . . . after watching the choice cuts of lamb slide deftly from the platter onto George ' s plate. Active in company and batt. sports ... his opponents admired his sportsmanship . . . maneuverability . . . and proficiency in any sport at- tempted. A lack of stature never seemed to bother George . . . except when dusting above the door — or dealing with tall women . . . whom he avoided if possible. Forceful — but pleasant — in his opinions ... he devoted much of his time and good judgment in the interests of others — especially Brigade activi- ties. The ideas which he formulated and sold to his classmates as a member of the class policy committee helped make it the successful document that it was. In academics George was able and apt — we mean he was able to study Steam but apt to study Cosmo. 296 I m RICHARD EDWARD SHIMSHAK Shim IS one of the greats of our class . . . great because of the character he has displayed in his role as the second mountain on the right in our football line . . . moves more weight around in less time than a steam shovel does . . . that weight we keep referring to is pretty neatly layed on . . . Shim isn ' t content to trust his fame on one talent ... to us he is famous for his sure steady progress in anything he sets his hand to ... as serious as he is big Shim drives at books and academic ventures as if they were an All-American rival . . . not having time for everything, girls and the social life of the Academy sort of suffer . . . doing all right without them too . . . Shim ' s attitude has never been an indica- tion of his age . . . one of the younger members of our class he has still become one of the most respected and esteemed members simply because of his mature approach to all situations . . . football is by no means the limit of his athletic prowess . . . quick to show his genuine friendliness . . . Shim can drink more milk at one setting than Borden ' s Elsie can produce in a month . . . somehow Shim has managed to fill just about all the qualifications of the all-round man . . . he ' s been a solid citizen here at Navy and we think he ' ll keep right on going. LACROSSE WISCONSIN WILLIAM WEGNER Willie to the boys . . . the old Wag . . . ask him about his gang in St. Louis or Milwaukee . . . really got around, that guy . . . went to Germany to settle his family estate ... he was four then . . . smart kid . . . enlisted in the Navy for six years . . . wasn ' t good enough for the Navy so they sent him here ... via NAPS . . . wow . . . rush of energy . . . talent . . . what have you . . . really burned things up . . . except Dago . . . that burned him up . . . artist supreme . . . drawing in the Log . . . sketches in the Triiioit and Lucky Bag . . . editor-in- chief of the Tridmt Caltmlar ... art editor of the Lucky Bag . . . got worked up in local politics with the Class Policy Committee . . . sports? ah! varsity gymnast . . . could really gyrate on those rings . . . sailing . . . yawls were his dish . . . youngster year found us racing or dragging with Willie . . . those Sunday dinners at his mother ' s apartment out in town were out of this world . . . something incidental to the boy were academics ... no strain there . . . taught us all how to navigate in his spare time . . . plans to use that Nav in an airplane in the near future . . . hope he can fly those things as well as he can draw them. MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN ROY CARL ANDERSON Andy early developed a taste par excellence in women . . . while maturing in the invigorating environment of Minneapolis maidens. On completing high school he broadened his knowledge of woman ' s intricacies on liberties from San Francisco to New Zealand and the many posts encountered by the U.S.S. Feland. At Navy Tech Andy thoroughly indoctrinated his wives with quan- tities of sea stories . . . with which he sometimes even filled Smoke Hall . . . Interested in radio . . . joined the Radio Club . . . production-minded . . . joined the stage gang. Broad shoulders ... a naturally talented swimmer . . . made the plebe team. A natural organizer . . . showed his talents by managing the varsity team. One can always count on Andy to have a needed button, cuff link, collar anchor or similar gadget in one of his junk boxes containing miscella- neous supplies from ear rings to band aids. Whenever an article . . . reg or otherwise . . . would make the hole a happier home you can be sure Andy would have it. Jack of all trades . . . can fix radios, desk lamps, grills, and transform a new cap to a 50 mission masterpiece m five minutes. The great number of friends that Andy has within the Academy and in the town of Annapolis is a tribute to his outstanding friendly manner. MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA 297 WILLIAM HENRY BORCHERT Bill has been harrassed by bells ever since he hit the place . . . formation bell to be particular ... if he isn ' t undressed when they ring then he has just lit a cigarette . . . you just can ' t win. But that is only one of the reasons why Bill casts an envious eye on the civilian way of life . . . especially that category of civilian life that deals with life on the campus of one of our civilian universities. Bill ' s interests lean a little to the more cultural studies ... the closest he can get to them here is stretched out on his sack with a good book. Bu t academics of any nature don ' t seem to cause this chap much worry ... his method of picking up all the vital info from the prof in class has kept him right up with the best of us. Bill has these women all figured out, concentrate on one at a time and sooner or later you get around to all of them ... of course, we can ' t remind him that he has been concentrating on this last one for quite sometime now. Easygoing . . . complacent . . . versatile in that he can readily adapt himself to just about anything that may come around. Bill is one of those characters who can do with or without the social life ... an enthusiastic participant when things do start rolling ... a contented soul when he has to rely on his own talents for enter- tainment . . . sort of a good combination? . . . Yes!!! GAYLORD MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA GORDON REED ENGEL The guy is a well spring of energy ... no task is too great ... no detail is too small. When the boys would gather to spin the yarns there was no tale he could not top ... if he was presented with obstacles, there was none which could even dampen his enthusiasm for a new hot scheme . . . regulations notwithstand- ing. An able disciple of Paul Bunyan ... he carried out a four-year long range plan to give all of us his rugged spirit of universal friendship ... to preach the glories and grandeur of his state and its university . . . Minnesota . . . and to make us conscious of the fact that his first love was sailing, and that the High- land Light was his mistress . . . together they made their mark in the Bermuda race . . . but more often in Bay sailing . . . when not accounted for sailing; he was over in the stage gang room in Mahan Flail reclining on one of the luxurious couches the boys installed, listening to the radio, of course, there is a little activity concerned here . . . setting stages, throwing switches, ringing bells, painting sets ... in spite of his activity he found time for athletics . . . they were varied and intramural . . . but if odd minutes presented themselves he spent them in the gym. Gordy ... a man we know . . . and a man who has taken great pains to know us ... an individual who seems to be a walking affirmation of: Hey, Gordy! MANKATO MINNESOTO CHARLES EDWARD HATHAWAY From the land of The Thousand Lakes . . . who ' se got some chow . . . food . . . food . . . food . . . food. Once in a while Chuck does think of something else . . . things like wrestling ... has a beautiful body for the mat sport . . . wide shoulders . . . trim hips . . . big arms ... a pretty smooth looking athlete. Chuck figures as long as we ' re here we ' ve got to have academics . . . but we don ' t have to like ' em. So with a minimum strain he met and conquered this foe with startling results . . . Fifteen two . . . fifteen four . . . and eight are twelve. Chuck has the reputation of being an ardent cribbage fan. Chuck ' s brief period as an air cadet makes him one of the Academy ' s famous hanger pilots . . . there I was at ten thousani . . . flat on my hack . . . sandwiches in my chute pack ami the engine shot off . . . they always manage to set em down on a haystack or walk in on the radio beam. Chuck isn ' t the talkative type . . . congenial and jolly but reserved at the same time. Chuck takes his duties seriously . . . can play with the best of them when it ' s time for play . . . level headed and practical . . . polite and considerate ... a man ' s man right from the bottom up. He does have a passion for food though . . . I ' ll never forget the time he took six lemon pies and . . . but that could go on forever. fB 298 JACK WINDSOR ROBBINS What? . . . you ' ve never heard of BcmiJji? . . . introducing Jack . . . is the mail out matc . . . Robbins ... of basketball fame. Robbie cats and sleeps sports . . . basketball is his favorite dish. Extremely clean and neat in habit . . . why doesn ' t he replace the cap on his toothpaste instead of leaving that item for his wife to attend to? He lettered in golf . . . track . . . baseball . . . basketball . . . football in high school and prep school ... so name your sport and you will hnd top-notch competition from him. Robbie is one of the varsity sense of humor squad . . . can even laugh at himself. To be entirely frank Robbie is one of these smooth characters who is never at a loss in any situation. Academics came easy . . . Jack stood high in his class with little effort. Dragging proved to be his best subject . . . how he did excel. During his last years at NA Jack learned to shave . . ' . there still remains doubt as to the reason why. A natural aptitude for things military ... his Kempes background got him off to a good start. Rob loved to tackle something new . . . having worked at many varied jobs . . . from Civil Service to bartending . . . had experience to dip into. When things get tough . . . Robbie will come through with a winning basket. BEMIDJI MINNESOTA BENJAMIN GILCHRIST ALLEN Picture Ben ... as he sits at his desk, gazing fondly at those instruments of alter- nate joy and sadness ... his golf clubs. After golf his next love is cigarettes. Four years of constant studying while his wife bothered him with radio mystery programs . . . feels that he has fluffed off a very difficult job . . . hasn ' t been as hard as he would have one believe. When he dies . . . Northwest Iowa or Heaven . . . it ' s a toss-up. If you don ' t believe it, ask him, he will be only to glad to tell you. Another accomplishment . . . sports . . . can tell one statistics on anything since the day Columbus met Isabella. As one can readily see he is quite an authority. Football . . . wants to see Iowa win the Big Nine . . . wish we could give him a little encouragement there . . . but even for Buddy Ben we wouldn ' t go that far out on the limb. Ben is that nice looking guy that hails from out there where the corn grows tall . . . just like the people. A nice head of hair . . . with just enough wave in it to attract the light . . . and attention. A pleasant face with a smile that plays around on it most of the day . . . with good results ... as his many friends will testify. His is not the beaten path but where he does go, he will leave his mark . . . and that mark will be a good one. LAURENS IOWA ROBERT PAUL BARBER Say ... I licar that they ' re not going to give us exams neat year ... 1 got that straight from the Barber Shop ... the perpetual scuttlebut machine . . . can tell you any- thing about anything . . . just ask him. If you want to hear about the pay raise . . . the Barber Shop will give you any amount your heart desires . . . straight from the desk of the president. The only rumor he can ' t seem to justify is the one about Sioux City Sue ... he says that he didn ' t start it . . . her eyes aren ' t blue and her hair isn ' t red . . . can ' t understand it. According to scuttlebut . . . he was born in Kansas City . . . moved away immediately . . . took the family of course. Spent his spare time working his way through a haberdashery ... is an expert on the correct thing to wear with anything . . . even blue service. He spent a few years majoring in chemistry at Iowa State . . . just preping for Navy. Brought his ideas ... his tall stories ... his scuttlebut . . . and his smile to Navy where he has been dreaming up a new scheme every week ever since. He ' s a one-woman man . . . with wavy black hair . . . how he stays away from them is hard to tell . . . likes his music slow and dreamy . . . says it goes better with the girl. He likes steak and shrimp . . . but watch him . . . he ' ll run you to death . . . if you give him a chance. « SIOUX CITY IOWA 299 DAVENPORT rowA DONALD RICHARD BEHRENS The following is an outline methodically enumerated conforming to the nature of Dead Reckoning himself . . . precisely what he is ... has ... or does ... as applicable: 1. A mechanicallyinclined mind scoring him a human computer and integrator. 2. Utter disdainment of such worldly activities as plebe-run- ning . . . post-game stag parties . . . impure jokes ... or anything else that does not serve an obvious constructive purpose. 3. A belief that every effort should point directly to the ultimate attainment of a secure position in life. 4. Ambi- tion ... to be one of the best of engineers. 5. A firm belief that words are not to be bandied about uselessly. If you have something to say . . . say it ... D. R. will do the analyzing. 6. Not much time for reading good books ... so why start collecting them? 7. Idiosyncrasies ... at reveille he is seized by a momen- tary gust of energy that is released with a bound from the sack and a rousing Rise and Shine! . . . the rest of the time before breakfast he spends cold and depressed . . . sulking by the radiator . . . saying naught a word. 8. A habit of sprawling one-third on sack . . . one-third on chair . . . one-third on deck . . . in a most haphazard but undoubtedly pleasurable manner. 9. Preparing himself to be an officer who will have a keen insight and sense of balance between the unreasonable and the necessary . . . the obvious and the impossible ... his amiable nature will be one of his prime requisites toward the end. SIDNEY IOWA JACK COWDEN Meet Jack . . . the only guy to get through without acquiring a nickname. Any- one who wanted back numbers of the Sat-Evc-Post . . . not to mention most of the other periodicals . . . could always get them from Jack ... he read them from cover to cover. You could never accuse him of slashing . . . not when all his spare time was spent with magazines. You couldn ' t accuse him, but sometimes you felt like it . . . especially when he pulled down a 3.94 on a Nav final . . . or averaged 3.5 for all exams second class year. Jack ' s main talent was . . . tak- ing an equal strain on all parts ... or for our civilian fans . . . holding a mat- tress flat against the bed springs. Sidney High lost a scrappy center when he graduated . . . here he proved his abilities on the batt football teams four years running. Jack spent a year in bell-bottoms . . . was stationed with nine dif- ferent activities ... all in Bainbndge . . . yes sir . . . join the Navy and see . . . Havre de Grace. Jack really liked it here in spite of a nostalgic longing for the Phi Delt house at Nebraska. Navy had only half the comforts of home. Jack is looking forward to wings ... his ambition is to buzz the Sidney Courthouse in a Skystreak. RED OAK IOWA ERNEST JOEL GRAY The ruddy-cheeked, blond-headed fellow from Iowa . . . from where the tall com grows . . . proud of it . . . he ' ll let you know it too. It took a major con- flagration to get Ernie out of the little town of Red Oak into Navy blue . . . now that he ' s in it he thinks he ' ll stay . . . until it ' s time to retire back to God ' s country. Woe be unto the man who tries to talk him down ... it can ' t be done . . . this one can keep going longer and stronger than the best of us . . . probably an outgrowth of being one of the older of a family of twelve kids. A big man . . . pushing the plump side . . . but that doesn ' t worry his appetite. A hearty laugh ... an intensness, when he ' s serious, that is taken for belligerence by the uninitiated. Spontaneous . . . cheerful ... a temper like a powder keg, it flares up and is gone in a puff of harmless smoke. A constant reader . . . has probably read more pages of contemporary literature than is contained in the most com- plete professional library in the brigade. The surprising thing . . . none of this reading time has been spent on the books supplied by the Academic Depart- ments ... at a reasonable charge of course. This great wealth of extracurricu- lar reading has affected his class standing very little ... for the good ... or for thg bad. Wherever he goes he ' ll be the same ... a reading eating fool from the land of the tall, tall corn. 300 l WILLIAM ROBERT HINTZ Got named " QuiH " after first two weeks of plebe summer when his wife saw his prodigious capacity for letter writing . . . plans gigantic week ends . . . goes on mcdium-sized week ends like the rest of us . . . went out for spring practice on the ISO-pound football team until he found out that the team acutally held practices on dragging week ends . . . drags regularly and fre- quently . . . plays soccer for the 24th . . . fair to middling golfer ... ask him about the time that he conked a commander at 250 yards . . . (swears that it was a captain ) . . . practices chip shots into the shower ... so far, he has missed the mirror, but is coming closer and closer . . . has a pair of sea boots . . . can tie a necktie while running at full speed . . . smokes cigarettes and, occasionally, a pipe . . . will smoke a cigar anytime he is given the chance (or the cigar) . . . being exchange editor of the Log, is a connoisseur of corny jokes . . . owns a radio phonograph that is envied by half the company and used by the other half . . . thinks that Oelwein is the center of culture and learning in the U.S. . . . returns from each summer and Christmas leave with tales of gigantic revels, which may be considered as being in same category his week ends . . . (see above ) . OELWEIN IOWA JOHN LAWRENCE JENSEN, JR. Two years ' study at Centerville Junior College and Iowa State permitted John to take academics as nonchalantly as he did everything else. With no apparent effort he consistently turned in 4.0 Math quizzes, and his uncanny ability to acquire good marks extended to all subjects. Despite the fact that Jense spent a good share of his spare time compressing the mattress springs on his beloved sack, he always enjoyed a fast game of tennis, squash or basketball. During the spring he could often be found out near the track tripping over the low hurdles or staggering around the commando course. Other of his pastimes included combing his curly locks, eating gedunks, memorizing track statistics, and drag- ging stunning Amazons. His keen interest in sports made him an ardent sup- porter of Navy athletics, but he never missed an opportunity to point out the superiority of a Big Nine team. Although John L. did not know it before he entered the Academy, he soon learned that he was under obligation to uphold the name Jensen among those like Jones, Perry and Farragut, because for many years. Navy men have been inquiring, " What did Ensign Jensen say when the head blew up? " CENTERVILLE IOWA KNIGHT MICHAEL ROBBINS The only man who never opened a book except before an exam . . . that ' s Mike . . . academics were the least of his worries . . . every study hour found Mike writing a letter . . . cooking up a big deal for the coming week end . . . for- mation bell and he was either in the shower or just drying off . . . but he still found time to comb his hair ... he never missed an afternoon working out . . . not counting the 20 or 30 chins he did every night before he hit the sack ... he believed in having fun and wasn ' t particular what sport he was playing . . . wrestling was his big sport here. Favorite pastimes . . . dragging . . . athletics . . . dancing . . . and looking up dope for the novel he claims he is going to write someday ... his only vice is beautiful women . . . always is dated up for months in advance . . . each is the most beautiful girl in the world . . . a C. I. S. at the last minute was not too uncommon . . . but he still ended up at the hop with the queen of the ball . . . Mike knows everyone . . . gets mad very seldom . . . but when he does he lets everyone know it ... he says it ' s best to get it off your chest . . . although he puts things off till the last minute . . . you can always count on Mike ... he claims he will make a million someday ... he will. DES MOINES IOWA 301 DAVID MARQUIS SMITH Tall, clear eyed, and popular . . . not only does he look like a good man to know . . . but he is that actually. Not only does he look the role of a Lothario ... in the figurative sense . . . but he possesses vast capabilities in those lines. Origi- nator of varied tales ... his reputation as a story teller and cheerful companion will constantly grow as he moves from place to place . . . preferably behind a pair of gold wings. He is just that, a flyboy with warm leanings ... a dapper interpreter of the last word in hot pilot apparel . . . with the true speed of a aero-maniac he completes his work . . . with astoundingly more speed he reaches the magazine counter first to receive the joy of being choosey about his reading matter for the ensuing week. To him the greatest fear lies behind the medical doors . . . particularly in the Department of Ophthalmology . . . from there it is sea boots, Ray-Bans and greens. The seemingly tight schedule at the Naval Academy cramps his dragging, but this he feels is his sacrifice for the privilege of wearing a pillow case hat cover . . . it ' s that carefree air again evidenced in his secret ambition of doing snap rolls under his home town bridge . . . and still he looks the part. As he seems he is. CLINTON IOWA UNIVERSITY CITY MISSOURI WALTER LOUIS ALT Tall . . . dark . . . handsome . . . enjoys good music . . . good company ... a connoisseur of the best grog shops on the East Coast . . . checking same from Boston to Guantanamo . . . especially Guantanamo. Hobbies . . . flying . . . checking with the cobbler shop to see if he still has the largest feet in the brigade . . . athletic skill lies solely in his weekly race from sack to door in order to change the In-Chargcof-room sign. Charter member of the flake-out squad . . . constantly yearns for luxuries of the hospital over Bancroft Hall . . . takes at least a month to recuperate after leave . . . gets ready for one in nothing flat. Pre-Naval job . . . sweeping up after the bears in Rocky Mountain Na- tional Park. Mechanical genius . . . nothing that ticks or tocks is safe from his hands . . . anything from a cigarette lighter to his speciality ... a radio phono- graph. Good for twenty years if his desire for freedom doesn ' t build up too great . . . good for twenty more after that if it means going back to the bears. Lucky fellow had the best roommate in the history of the Academy . . . and it is a subject involving much controversy as to what he would do if he didn ' t fly. To him it is everything from the unscheduled hops over the countryside to the basic formula for drag. WILLIAM RUSSELL BARTOW Calm again settled down on the small town of Brunswick when Bill left. Leader of the Main Street crowd at home ... he maintained his reputation as a party man during his two years of college at Missouri U. . . . and throughout his Navy career ... as a V-5 cadet . . . and as a midshipman . . . when the opportunity presented itself. At home in any crowd . . . Bill is a raconteur of no small merit . . . whether he tells of patrolling the levees on his farm when the Missouri River goes on rampage ... or of his college day escapades. His love of the water . . . dating back to his experiences with a river skiff . . . was satisfied by week ends spent on Academy yawls. An even greater love of the air will probably find him trying for wings soon after graduation. With his experience coaxing and cursing a team of Missouri mules into action ... he should have no trouble doing the same for a plane. A typical country boy with an honest gaze and hair that just won ' t comb . . . Bill has trouble finding a girl that will keep him interested ... his slight drawl ... his easygoing manner . . . his burnt-out corncob pipe with the mutilated amber bit . . . and the usual sins of a Sigma Chi. BRUNSWICK MISSOURI 302 EDWIN MacMURRAY CHAPLINE The sound of reveille . . . Charlie began his usual day ' s routine of practical jokes . . . mimicking and characterizations . . . always provided a great deal of laughter to everyone in the company . . . except the victims of his machinations . . . never unusual to see him groping through the darkened corridors of Bancroft after taps into some unsuspecting room heeled with fully loaded water pistols . . . unbounded vocabulary . . . good humor and imagination ... all outstanding assets in his many social contacts at and away from the Academy . . . judging from his week-end drags he is reputed as being among the most versatile with the ladies . . . few week ends found Charlie sans the company of some attractive girl . . . credited to have been one of the most popular plebes among the upper- class ... the terrible tenth and many other disciplinary uppcrclassmen never appreciated his liberal ideas and wi tticisms ... as result ... he found himself spending most of his recreational time doing extra duty . . . since . . . however ... he has made great strides in aptitude . . . conduct and academics ... his specialty was English, history and government where his standings have often been indicated by one digit ... to listen to Charlie speak about English or his- tory makes others feel that they are dwelling in abysmal ignorance . . . it ' s rumored that he can quote you the sandal and toga sizes of all the Roman emperors from Caesar to Romulus. KANSAS CITY MISSOURI ROBERT DEWEY DUNCAN Obstinate as the mule from the state he represents . . . rugged as the Ozark hills of his home . . . Dune got a start in this line as a boy ... he had to fight to keep his candy. Nor has this ability been forgotten ... he has repeatedly proven his mettle in brigade boxing championships. A harder battle has been waged with the Academic Departments ... he hated instructors and asserted with vehemence . . . they ion ' t Vnow what they ' re supposed to he teaching . . . well known by the Academic Board , . . they were fully expecting him at the end of each semester. He always came through on re-exams . . . probably holds some unofficial record in successful re-exams. Next to dragging . . . sailing was his favorite occupation. The plebes . . . who viewed his voice of defiance and authority with trepidation . . . were glad when his yawl command duties or philogynous inclinations took him away from the messhall. Short of stature and hill-bred ... he nevertheless did well m Academy social life. He attributes his success in this line to his good looks . . . unparallclcJ ... as he says ... in Ban- croft Hall. Besides himself ... he is loved by his mother and an Ozark belle who affectionately calls him Tony . . . and by his classmates who know him merely as Little Dune. WEBB CITY MISSOURI DEWEY ALLEN ELLIS, JR. Squeeze . . . squeeze . . . little black spots on a white target ... a tattered bull ' s-eye . . . Navy wins . . . the captain leads the scorers ... a flash of gold in a summer sky . . . use Navy gold inlay ... his mouth shines with neon bright- ness . . . short . . . sharp . . . quick . . . short in step and stature . . . sharp in tongue and wit . . . quick in stride and action ... a man to be reckoned with aca- demically . . . watch his nose . . . will give him away every time . . . twitches everytime he makes a point . . . wide innocent eyes . . . with a twinkle . . . watch that twinkle . . . trouble . . . trouble boil and bubble . . . women are a snare and a delusion ... my gad . . . I ' m losing hair . . . worrying . . . Navy . . . Navy . . . mister don ' t you know you ' re not in college . . . forty-eight . . . forty- nine . . . fifty . . . shove off . . . square that corner . . . what day did Ens. J. P. Zilk die? . . . where? . . . come around . . . salt on his foods ... in his ears . . . Fri sco . . . CINCPAC . . . Bainbridge . . . Fifty-second Street . . . Light Street . , . hiyah, mate . . . have a beer . . . women . . . women . . . tall . . . short . . . but women . . . Hit Parade . . . variety . . . songs of the month . . . The Things We Dii Last Summer . . . ouch a voice that ' s gone astray . . . corsairs . . . wings of gold . . . oh no . . . not Link trainers ... a smiling pilot . . . one stripe . . . two stripes . . . three . . . four . . . forty years . . . the salt of the water . . . the wind ... the ships ... the ports . . . restless soul . . . Dewe y Ellis. KANSAS CITY MISSOURI 303 WILLIAM ROBERT FISHER, JR. Just looking at Bill doesn ' t reveal his colorful personality and his individualistic character . . . average height . . . average build . . . fine cut features . . . but the real Willy behind the face and the body is anything but average. The tempera- ment of a thoroughbred . . . excitable . . . high strung . . . proud . . . vi ith the talents of a thoroughbred . . . excellent coordination . . . naturally athletic . . . keen mind . . . fired with the spirit of whatever he undertakes. Serious minded about everything except the art of having a good time . . . when he plays he goes at it wholeheartedly with plenty of vigor. Determination carries him over many an academic obstacle ... a ready laugh and plenty of friends smooth out most of the remaining bumps. His views are usually quite conventional but when he does get an odd twist on something . . . nothing short of Hell and high water will change his mind. An extrovert of the highest order . . . socially he shines . . . always eager for a bridge game or a picnic ... if he isn ' t the keyman of an activity he usually isn ' t far from it. Academically he has had to rely on his tenacity and his capable memory. A good hand on the piano . . . vocally he couldn ' t give a frog competition. A good guy to know. KANSAS CITY MISSOURI JOHN LOU OBERRIEDER In spite of the terror of handsome men . . . falling hair . . . handsome Jack kept his string, depending upon a full jaw of shiny white teeth to show the ladies . . . peroxide doesn ' t work ... I tried it, he said . . . you just have to brush hard. A non-believer in blind dragging but could be depended upon to help out a pal . . . usually ending up with the better-looker . . . maybe the body beautiful helped. He worried constantly about picking up an extra pound of fat for fear it would spoil his physique ... a firm believer in exercise ... in its place that is . . . relaxation was important too judging from the impression he made on his mattress. From plebe year on Jack was our fearless leader ... no underclass striper list failed to carry his name . . .the sack for all those company drills through the years. A competitor with professionals when it came to jawing sessions . . . sharply critical of anything he did not like, never hesitating to ex- pound to the rig ht people bringing out his quality of agreeableness . . . with the right people of course. A lover of good jokes on other people. Wonder if those Saturday afternoons out at the airport were in some way related to his aspira- tions to be a buzz boy . . . could be. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI ST. LOUIS MISSOURI HAROLD LEO ROBINER Here we find the Joe Miller of ' 48-B . . . prophet of Robinerism . . . the pursuit of realizing something humorous in most anything that nobody ever sees any- thing fuimy in . . . expressing himself in puns and other doubtful forms of ban- ter, however . . . Harold usually gets his chortles. Harold bounced about the country before finally realizing his original aspiration . . . becoming a midship- man with the role of a Naval officer his ultimate goal. After his first attempt to enter the Academy fell through he started out along other lines which lead through Missouri University . . . Washington University . . . Pasadena J. C. . . . Pomona College . . . the University of Oklahoma . . . where he majored in eco- nomics and engineering. He left college and enlisted in the Army . . . aiming for a commission in the anti-aircraft branch of the Coast Artillery Corps. When the United States achieved air superiority the Army changed its plans ... a reversal of Harold ' s plans also. Eventually he wound up working for his com- mission in the Signal Corps. An appointment to Annapolis happily interrupted these plans however ... he left the Army to enter the Academy. When aca- demics did not demand his attention ... he managed the company cross-country and radiator squads . . . these activities comprised his weekday afternoons. Week ends; his mania . . . dragging; his obsession. 304 RICHARD BYRON RUBENSTEIN Tall . . . good looking . . . brown haired . . . sincere believer in athletics . . . whenever there is a hint of a football game, set of tennis, or some squash . . . Dick IS quite happy to take part. Modest but has his own convictions . . . works hard but knows when to take a holiday . . . and often does. Was a sailor in the early part of the war ... in the great Fleet of training camps . . . the Fleet that never went to sea . . . has a passion as most of us do for those tasty gedunks ... the ice cream cones that the steerage offers in the late after- noon. Is not one to drag for the sake of dragging and is not a man of many loves. But many week ends when the weather is fine we see Dick with some fair friend of his. One of the bright lights in his life is his realization that leave cannot be too far away. When it comes he heads for his home in old Missouri with the most speed possible from his pre-arranged plan. It is here that Dick firmly believes the finest days of his life are spent. The Academy ' s system has done little to warp Dick, but he hopes someday for a renaissance in Academy life. R. B. walks through classes with no strain . . . thanks to a little college in the past and honest effort at the right moment in the present ... the only real academic thorn was removed from his side during youngster spring when he happily buried Dago. KANSAS CITY MISSOURI THOMAS CLAYTON SPALDING All the way from St. Louis . . . where the girls are the prettiest and the beer is the best . . . will go all the way back someday. In high school he was quite the football star . . . that ' s where he got that athletic frame. He was a Chem major at Tulane . . . which put him in line for an easy plebe year in the Skinny Department . . . and with a good start there he found that the whole course was a cinch . . . even to second class fluctuating Juice . . . where he earned his name . . . Sparky . . . but he would rather you called him Clay. A tall good looking guy . . . that likes his steak medium well . . . and his girls with red hair and blue eyes. Here he concentrated on academics . . . active in sports for his own amusement . . . active in the art of keeping himself well posted on the activities of the old home town. His Navy preference is Battleships . . . his lifes preference is to retire to St. Louis . . . the best spot in the country. Clay prefers his music slow . . . he ' s not a bug for jive . . . would rather sit aside, listening to the Girl of My Dream ' s or SIccy Time Gal any day of the week. An easy smile and a smooth personality . . . the prerequisites of a good egg . . . that ' s what he has . . . and that ' s what his friends like in him. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI 5UENTIN WILLIAM WAGENFIELD From Missouri ... to Farragut ... to Bainbridge ... to the Academy , . . about ' as devious a route as 123 took to first period Skinny with our famous guide at the helm. At Farragut he was in charge of target practice . . . but after a few of his choicest puns they used him for a target instead. At Severn Tech he became a hermit . . . knowing little about Annapolis except from books. His dream of adventure couldn ' t be shattered by so dull a thing as a coke or sundae ... he wanted to get out and explore strange lands . . . pro- vided plenty of food and hotel accommodations were available. Wag kept the interest of his classmates by doing the unexpected . . . like the time he dragged second class year. His bid for renown is his famous statement . . . Radar spelled hackwards spells radar. Never to be forgiven are his puns ... his filing system ... his off-key crooning with original lyrics . . . and his rehashing of quizzes. He doesn ' t drink or smoke . . . but somehow his moral code didn ' t cover the abuse of the truth in his stories of the home town. From behind the sham of frivolity occasionally emerges a profound thought. His religious beliefs are his own . . . scientifically developed and capable of proof to satisfy the show-me instinct. We hope the admirals find out right away that the only way to handle Wag is with kid gloves . . . the 12 ounce kind. SAINT JOSEPH MISSOURI 305 .ow many years You will never know . just a number. Do characters remain characters . . . and clowns, clowns? Do Lotharios stay active for a number of years . . . does the intelligent one stay brilliant? keeping track of friends, contacts, associates, and lives reaches into the tedious it is an impossibility. The entire class pulse ceases to beat as such. Counting these beats is collectively remote. Admit it. with a class Interests alter to engulf the environment Scenery shifts People change . . . you wrote letters perhaps At first. Then letters stopped Either you stopped or they stopped . . . one or the other. You don ' t remember . . . some faces are familiar ... it seems like yesterday. It wasn ' t. It was a number of years ago. You have seen a couple of these faces . . . when . . . don ' t recall . . . somewhere. Did you remember their names? Racking and probing your brain for a name which refused to become a name. It ' s . . . He was . . . He went into . . . They escape one . . . those exigent embarrassing details. It ' s expected as well as insulting . . . after all it has been A number of years. No . . . you won ' t know Or have seen Or have heard Of so many ... in fact of such a preponderance That you will be totally ignorant of The marriages . . . the births The deaths . . . the activity The interests and the attrition Of the men in this section. It is possible That you May wonder Once in a while. —P. N. Sherrill 306 I 7Ve A vastness too expansive for the imagination ... a sea of wheat ebbing out for unbelievable miles ... a column of steady combines decimating the fields to feed the world ... a million steers grazing in a limitless pasture where there is room for millions more . . . the boots, spurs, and manila rope of the nation sitting on horseback wearing a ten-gallon hat. The prairie, the range ... a covered wagon and a set of guns . . . the legendary West . . . where the Hopis, Blackfeet, Apaches, Navajo, Sioux, and Comanches live only quietly on staid reservations. Where the newness of the country has always rested . . . rough and wild . . . calling out to the East with vivid color and thirsty passion. Where that newness still resides boldly and proudly. ABILENE TEXAS WALTER THOMAS BLAKNEY Lean . . . lanky . . . sinewy . . . silent . . . this is the Texan right out of the wild west novels . . . skoot pardncr hut don ' be surprised if yo ' drop dead afore yo ' han ' ever readies yo ' holster . . . somewhat of a musician . . . blows anything with a reed in it . . . makes it sing too . . . knows too much about music to ever enjoy it as we do . . . won the state and national drum majoring award back a few years. Took a tour of duty at A and M ... he can make a sax human . . . he just strokes it easy like and talks gentle into one of its little valves . . . sure enough it talks right back to him ... the only thing his sax can ' t do is fry an egg ... it comes pretty close though when Hack gets it boiling out something hot with the NA-IO. Hack has been one of the most notorious slashes in our class ... he hits the books and some of the fanciest marks you ever saw drop out of the profs grade books ... he is a natural for academics. High strung . . . plenty of bubbling vitality . . . conscientious as all get out . . . tenacious. Hack always manages to crank out a wry smile no matter what the occasion ... has a regular Texas walk . . . just like he had spent his whole life avoiding buffalo chips. Genuine all the way . . . follow that horn and you ' ll end up in the stars. BEAUMONT MANOR BUCK The eyes of Texas are upon him and he will not let you forget it . . . not for a minute . . . everything is in Texas . . . except Buck . , . and he hopes to remedy that someday. He has a long list of academic stops on his pre- Academy schedule . . . Lamar College in Beaumont . . . Texas . . . Marion Military Institute . . . and the Texas State guard. His early efforts in the business world were in behalf of the Gulf Refining Co. . . . Texas is the state where the best oil comes from. He is a hearty thirty year man . . . would like to recommission the Texas and work up from ensign to admiral on her. Buck is a firm believer in the plebe system . . . it ' s necessary to a man ' s success in the outfit. His main ambition in life is to foimd the Texas Navy . . . will probably spend his life in fostering this idea . . . then his two ambitions can be met ... to be a thirty year man ... to return to Texas. His sports loves follow along lines one might expect from a Texas bred man . . . batt swimming and company gym . . . plebe lacrosse and fieldball . . . any sport where he can get in and take a real strain . . . that ' s for Buck. He turns his room into a gym at the slightest suggestion . . . just hoping for an excuse to work on that physique. Buck comes from a long line of military figures . . . and will probably not break that tradition. PORT ARTHUR TEXAS DENTON TEXAS JAMES ALBERT COX Meet the only midshipman who was ever enrolled in Texas State College for Women . . . that ' s only the beginning of a pretty wild, weird, character known to us as just plain Jimmy ... at the tender age of seventeen Jimmy dropped Texas A and M to pick up his musket and march off to the wars with the tune of The eyes of Texas got their eye on you ringing in his ears . . . that off center weight he uses to smell with is evidence of his plebe year boxing activities . . . boxing thwarted Jimmy so he went out for soccer where you can use your feet too . . . Jimmy picks up friends faster than Tecumseh picks up pennies before an exam . . . Jim ' s friends are the kind that stick . . . Nothing is too much for Jim to do for a buddy ... a caustic tongue that licks out frequently but not maliciously . . . trust no one not even Jimmy . . . death before dishonor ... he can survive pretty decently under any circumstances and prides himself on the fact that very little effects him one way or another . . . Jim ' s one fear is that of being humiliated and he ' ll go to any ends and sufferings to prevent it . . . although he is down in the fly weight he backs down from nothing ... his unbounded sense of humor and a ready high pitched staccato laugh make it hard for him to be serious. 308 JOE EARL DEAVENPORT Joe Earl Deaven . . . rhymes with heaven . . . port . . . born and raised on the plains of Silverton, Texas . . . was early and thoroughly indoctrinated in the wide open spaces type of Texas life. Used to drive a Farmal model H with three bottom plows on his Dad ' s farm . . . during spare time it was a toss-up to see whether the family radio got taken apart ... or the town of Silverton. Both would eventually receive the same treatment. Still a radio ham with call letters W5MBZ . . . knows radio inside out and can usually be persuaded to fix a buddy ' s set. Also well acquai nted with C.R. tubes . . . oscilloscopes . . . power supples . . . transformers . . . meters . . . and red crackle finish paint. Quiet and unassuming with enough of a drawl to interest the ladies . . . tall and lean . . . manages to keep from eating too much . . . doesn ' t smoke but is fond of chewing . . . gum that is . . . has been known to get up before reveille . . . likes to run around the track for exercise . . . very much interested in electronics ... it is rumored that he is developing a new radar set for use by Naval officers on leave . . . supposed to pick up pretty girls. Someone should tell him that the automobile has already been invented. SILVERTON TEXAS SIDNEY WOODRUFF GAYLORD, JR. What is it? . . . an Esquire add? ... a new Hollywood discovery? ... no! A fraternity man from Iowa State College . . . transformed into a Naval Academy graduate in four easy years. A civil engineer at heart . . . drag lines . . . sand piles ... an aviation ordnanceman for a spell . . . Woody likes to spend as much time in the air as possible ... up to ten thousand and level off . . . night fighter patrols his specialty. Never becomes angry, sometimes bored . . . always ready for a party. When things get dull ... no excitement . . standby . . . something ' s going to happen. When academics are rough . . . grades are low ... a familiar motto is heard ... 1 don ' t can . . . I ' m just here to Icam. Woody ' s ideal female is a nice girl and a party girl combined . . . he ' s still looking. Athletics . . . aside from liberty ... are his main source of enjoyment on this planet . . . work out . . . push-ups . . . more push-ups . . . basketball . . . standing on his head on a pole-vaulting stick . . . etc. Aspires for duty on the Gulf Coast. Four years at the Naval Academy . . . still a fraternity man . . . still a civil engineer. Always a fraternity man . . . always a civil engineer . . . always will he be busy making friends and spreading that happy smile and ready hand. J: ' HOUSTON TEXAS ALBERT BAILEY HALLMAN A. B. is definitely looking forward to graduation. Then, at long last, he can talk about his beloved Texas again. His conversation has been badly crimped for the last t vo years; his wives threatened to revive the lost art of keel- hauling if he ever mentioned the word Texas again. His wives have a fatherly interest in the boy . . . they raised him from a babe of 1 7 to the manly specimen grinning at you beside this biography . . . disregard the cowlick, nothing can be done about it. Academics fascinated Abie ... he could sit and look at them for hours. His serious work was done in the five minutes preceding classes ... at least two of them after formation had busted. In spite of this erratic schedule . . . Abie did right well in class. Track was his forte ... he ran a fast 100 until a bad sprain slowed him up. His hobby was drums . . . but the Executive Department frowned on that. Abie rigged up a dummy set, and banged merily away without them. There is a large dent on his lampshade, which served a a cymbol for a little too long. Abie wants wings . . . just as soon as is humanly possible. The Sea is fine . . . hut you can ' t cKip paint on a Corsair! TYLER TEXAS 309 ai TENNYSON JACOB HULL, III Would have it known that he is definitely not a twenty year man . . . spent three years in the Fleet on everything from Bikini test products to box lighters . . . wants to spend the next seventeen years on carriers before settling down. Not a varsity athlete . . . just an outstanding intramural man as any battalion wrestler will tell you ... a broken nose plebe summer ended a promising boxing career . . . making his nightly labors to draw in enough air sound much like a bulldog or a leaking packing gland. Bull dog was one good name for him when it came to toughness . . . otherwise quiet but firm with a love for good times . . . having had connections with the principal underworld charac- ters of the Brigade. An infectious grin closed his eyes and distored his face . . . could be very serious at times . . . having unchanging convictions about certain things like the system with which he was not on good terms. If you ever saw him walk then you will remember the comic waddle that got him about the place. Never one to worry about academics . . . preferring the quiet solitude of his beloved sack to the tiring labor of studying ... he always eased by in spite of that habit. SAN ANGELO TEXAS HOUSTON TEXAS FRANCIS CLINTON JOHNSON The War was a lost cause until Texas decided to join up, along with the United States . . . and along with Texas came Johnny, a Lone Star man from ' way back . . . and don ' t you forget it. Yes . . . Johnny is from Texas, from the top of his curly hair to the toe of his booted hoof . . . the only kind of bovine is the Texas long horn . . . the only place to live is somewhere between the Pan- handle and the Rio Grande . . . the only place w here they grow beautiful women is somewhere between El Paso and Houston . . . the only way to win a cause is to get Texas behind it. He ' s likeable, good looking and tall ... all Texans are, but this one a little more so. He ' s the kind of a man that will look young till the day he dies . . . with his boots on. Here is an all-around athlete ... a star gymnast, with the physique that makes a giant swing look like childs play. Spent his last years at Navy perfecting his golf game . . . with pleasing results. Academically as light on his feet as he is on the gym floor . . . starred in torpedos . . . where this ex-torpedoman has the edge on all of us. Thoughtful and generous . . . with enough temper to add a little fire to his character ... a combination that makes him an ideal midshipman for any beau- tiful woman to drag . . . and don ' t think he doesn ' t take advantage of the fact. LAMPASAS TEXAS HARRY NEWTON KEY, JR. Texas, Texas, Texas . . . won ' t he ever give anyone a moment of peace to think of anything else. He and his Texas grapefruit drive everyone batty. Of course he has his sane moments too. For example, when he ' s at the training table he ' ll quietly clamp a pan of mashed potatoes on someone ' s head or leisurely throw toast at someone five tables away. During plebe year, he was an inconspicuous, shy man . . . swinging a two by four on hundredth night. Even though he ' s not all brawn, he does have a one track mind, . . . one track in that he measures every- thing relative to Texas. Then there was the time when he had three class crests and didn ' t know what to do. As a bridge partner he makes wonderful passes . . . with the women he ' s a danger to navigation and as a football player, he makes a good center. If you ever want entertainment just ask him about those football trips. He ' ll give you a perfect picture of a blank mind. If you ever want to get on his good side, flatter him . . . make love to him ... do anything . . . but don ' t mention his nose. He mildly erupts when his tender spot is mentioned. When Harry graduates he ' ll be expended to the Marine Corps and may God have mercy on the Marine Corps. 310 FREDERICK REID LAFFERTY, JR. Hinc iUae Ucrimac, said the sweet young Army wife indicating the bassinet ... but my dear Mrs. Lafferty . . . said a consoling neighbor . . . Hf doan ' l have how legs . . . broken, Frederick was brought in from the stable . . . horse blanket exchanged for a worn suit of khakics . . . they even tried to hide the U.S.A. brand on his chest. School days . . . school days . . . trotting home from academic endeavors ... a smile on his face . . . chalk up two more inkcd- pigtails. People stopping and staring now . . . not gawking as in the past . . . respectfully saying . . . uluit a handsome boy . . . Frederick looked up the word Hansom ... a light two wheeled carriage ... so for four years he rolled through Army posts behind two beautiful dun colored burros . . . finally learned to spell and inserted a d and an t . . . gosh, mayfct I should go in tlic movies . . . but he only got as far as the Plaza Theater in El Paso ... a double feature . . . Dave Darrow, midshipman and Seven Toed Pete Rolls again . . . learned two things . . . struck two ambitions ... the Army isn ' t the only fighting outfit, and if you held the dice between those two fingers ... yes the Naval Academy . . . roll dice and buy a guitar ... an old, old soljer in Navy Blue, wherever there is a scrap he ' ll be there too. EL PASO TEXAS HUGH OCHILTREE LEA Hugh comes to us from the plains of the Lone Star State . . . smallest of a brood of five sons . . . one of the youngest members of the class . . . popular among his classmates . . . well recommended by the Academic Departments . . . ranking high in aptitude ... a handsome blond lad who is certain to go places in the world. Tex got an early start in the City of Annapolis by attending Bryan Preparatory School for eight months. Love ' em and leave ' em seems to be his attitude toward the fairer sex . . . judging by his success with the femmes his theory is sound. Possesses a quick mind and keen memory . . . stands high in his class without having to take a strain ... his thinking is always far ahead of most people ... his knack for making money is phenominal. His musical interests include jazz, swing, and honky tonk ... his favorite is Johnnie Mercer. Tex is active in such company sports as pushball, fieldball, and soccer . . . has been on a Brigade championship team in all three sports. Upon graduation he plans to enter the sub service . . . just now he seems to think that he is par- ticularly adapted for flying. ORANGE TEXAS AUBREY LINVILLE LOEFFLER The homestead . . . hideout of hoss thieves, cattle rustlers, bank robbers, and the Loefflers ... the badlands of Southwest Texas. Picked up abundant school- ing during his life . . . two high schools. University of Texas, and Georgia Tech. Claims to have more nicknames than the late J. DiUinger . . . probably a result of a complex surname . . . possessor of a distant smile, a fluent knowl- edge of German, and the usual unavoidable border Mexican which can often be termed Spanish. Brimming with nervous energy . . . finds it impossible to remain inert . . . this makes him an enviable worker, musician, swimmer, and ... a sound sleeper. Put his Academy life into turmoil in an efliort to decide between Dolphins or Wings . . . satisfies his ego, founded by being the older brother, by accepting the possibility of having both. An ardent arguer and hater of cigarettes . . . sticks by his opinions and will imbibe. Is an engaged man having relegated the Miniature at this time. Active . . . perpetual motion . . . perpetual when addressing the chair or anyone of similar interests . . . could be termed as a kindly soul, but would probably take offense . . . being normal in this respect . . . it ' s that clean cut look. Serious and obviously con- scientious . . . controlled spirit . . . should make an excellent family man. SONORA TEXAS 311 n DALLAS TEXAS MARVIN DALE MARSH You wouldn ' t think of Dale as the wide-open-spaces-cactus and sage-brush type of Texan. Dallas, he informs us, is a city of parks and skyscrapers where the only cacti are found in hothouses. The mild accent . . . the generous, carefree, self-confident nature ... the righteous indignation aroused when the name of his state is profaned . . . mark him nevertheless as a true Lone Star. Lacking any college background, Dale used his practical experiences as a quartermaster on the Duiilap during the war as preparation for his work here. Mixing this with conscientious work and the feeling that mistakes are irreconcilable, he evolved a formula that put him high in class standing. Tall . . . brown eyes that sparkle when enraged . . . dark hair, curly with effort . . . Mexican foods, as hot as possible ... a pipe ... a passion for reading and inflicting the plots on his wives . . . proficiency at model making ... a love of humor, at the right time and place . . . letters from Baltimore . . . bridge . . . crossword puzzles . . . Harry James ... a philosophy for keeping in shape . . . eat heartily, and when the urge to work out comes, lie down until the feeling passes over . . . efficient . . . thorough ... a high sense of justice . . . this is Dale. CLEBURNE TEXAS ALONZO MARCUS POTEET, JR. The walking enigma ... a loyal Texan without the bowed legs ... a frown which has all the earmarks but doesn ' t quite make the grade ... a character among the most chronic characters. A teller of a unique type of mellow stories ... his days in college . . . back at old A ' n M ... or his days in the Navy. He hasn ' t changed since. He still spots points in bridge and still makes every liberty. What did you go to town today fo ' Pete? . . . Ok, just went out an ' sat around. But that is only half the story ... it seems that he never lacks things to do in the quaint little town, just because he ' s Pete . . . the Pete who can accomplish things by just sittin ' around. It was difficult at first . . . knowing Poteet . . . perhaps his relatives can appreciate what we are trying to say about Pete when we speak of his epigrams, fables, and stories . . . when we try to explain his short clipped speech ... his articulate laughter ... or the over- all smoothness of this strange Texan who possesses only friends of the unfor- gettable brand. An all night bridge game ... a few winning hands . . . he ' s in fine spirits ... a few losing hands . . . he ' s still in excellent spirits . . . why? . . . partly because it is good for a few laughs . . . mostly because it was just Pete. I-beg-your-pardon-but-do-you-have-a-cigarette? VERNON TEXAS . ROY KENNETH RUSSELL Sleepy . . . perpetually sleepy ... no subject could keep Rusty out of his super sack . . . hand picked to suit his taste. There are a few other interests . . . chow . . . football . . . and the great outdoors. The wide open sp aces are his element . . . he ' ll spend hours waiting for a fish to bite . . . follow a coon dog all night if necessary ... or spend hours playing his harmonica . . . and swapping stories around the campfire. His instinct guides him unerringly to the nearest fishing hole or duck blind. Throwing papers . . . roughnecking in oil fields . . . college . . . Navy . . . football . . . track . . . baseball . . . he ' s tried them all . . . but only football pleases him ... his reason for wanting a career as a coach. Ready wit . . . natural friendliness . . . dry humor . . . well- balanced personality ... a friendly howdy for all hands ... all help make his claim of the merits of Texas bearable. Academics proved a little difficult ... he thought th e departments had a personal grudge against him . . . but athletics were his forte. Starring in football and track in high school ... he did well in football at Navy too . . . where spirit, drive, and teamwork as an end made him a letter man. His husky build he says is the result of Texas steaks . . . the biggest and best in the world . . . one of his few Texas claims we believe. 312 CHARLES LEE SUIT, III Charlie was born and raised in Texas and like most Texans, lets everyone know it. He has travelled over most of the United States and a few foreign countries but still the Great State reigns supreme. Another of Charlie ' s favorite pastimes is describing Texas A. M. ... he could be heard singing the Aggie war hymn at almost any meal plebe year. Charlie is one for looking at the brighter side of things ... for this reason ... is one of the best liked men in the class. Plebe year he took in his stride with 100 the maximum number of laughs . . . will take a crack at anything and invariably proves successful in time. In his time he has played a little football, golf and softball . . . has managed lacrosse . . . but next to dragging Tex likes nothing better than golf. Up until his last year when his vision dimmed, Charlie had aspired to take to the air in a navy plane, but the upper decks of Bancroft seem to be as close as he will get to the Air Corps ... the fact that he spent half of his Naval Academy career running up and down ladders is significant . . . Charlie says it is the secret to his top condition. ' ALVORD TEXAS LEE MOFFETT MARSH Mutt Marsh . . . one of the most hospitable souls ever to enter these hallowed gates . . . always ready to offer a steaming cup of joe or Dagwood sandwich from the miniature diner in his locker ... to spice the meal with dry comments on anything and everything in general . . . spent many of the daylight hours in slumber in his rack . . . when awake was never without his favorite Meer- schaum ... a flash bulb addict ... is very proficient with a Speed Graphic . . . photo editor of the Log for two years . . . also vice president of the Photo Club and a member of the Lucky Bag staff ... as regards to athletics, carrying a camera around was more than sufficient exercise for Lee who claimed he didn ' t wish to contact athlete ' s heart . . . loves to hunt and fish . . . spent his time previous to entering the Naval Academy helping out in his father ' s string of movie theaters ... is well known for his friendliness, dry humor, and tact . . . fooled us all with his smooth rosey cheeks . . . if he ' s careful he can get into everything for half price for a good many years to come . . . but behind that cherubic face is a mind and manner to be reckoned with . . . cool, sincere, and capable . . . Lee Marsh . . .it ' s all the same thing. MUSKOGEE OKLAHOMA ELBERT NEWMAN WELLS For some peculiar reason not typical of the Farragut Admirals that swell our ranks . . . rather a very nice guy ... a friend that is really a friend ... a smooth gentleman regardless of the company ... a man never excited or perturbed over anything . . . able to fit amicably into any crowd at anytime under any circum- stances ... if you picture a quiet, refined lad . . . the kind mothers love to have their daughters go out with . . . never knowing . . . poor souls . . . that our hero is even smoother with girls than with their mothers . . . shedding characters as a wolf sheds a sheepskin . . . not really bad . . . just willing to take advantage of opportunities. To illustrate . . . those summers in a girl ' s camp . . . his tact in handling those embarrassing situations that will arise left the more refined fellows full of praise . . . the other type astounded that he could really be a gentleman. Strictly a no strain artist when not bending an oar on the Severn . . . worrying about what he should be doing . . . thinking about it . . . over endless smoke rings drifting over his sack . . . not the least unhappy over not getting sacks of mail . . . just a quiet easygoing guy who drops the subject rather than argue ... a thirty year man and capable of an excellent career. « MARSHELL TEXAS 313 MJ • OKEMAH OKLAHOMA RICHARD ARTHUR COCHRAN Dick was fighting with the First Cavalry Division in the Admiralty Islands when he received word of his appointment to the Naval Academy. Before the Army, Dick spent a year at Texas A and M . . . here his training and ability won him a chance to go to Officer Candidate School . . . but he turned it down for overseas duty. After five months overseas he was called from his foxhole and flown back to the U.S. and the Naval Academy. Early in plebe year Dick acquired the nickname Happy which appropriately has stuck. Happy is famous for his easy congeniality and his polished effortless manner ... his years in the service have given him a certain know-how that is rare for a man of his age . . . known as the executive type because of his ability to get things done with his pleasing personality . . . extremely good natured, he displays genuine thoughtfulness for those with whom he may come in contact. Hap seems to prefer brunettes . . . but he claims that he is not particularly interested in the color of a girl ' s hair if she has the other attributes. Like most of us, Dick hasn ' t decided definitely what ' he would like to do in the Navy after graduation . . . but that whatever he decides upon will be done well. £.iiyii L.,,. CLEBURNE TEXAS ALONZO MARCUS POTEET, JR. The walking enigma ... a loyal Texan without the bowed legs ... a frown which has all the earmarks but doesn ' t quite make the grade ... a character among the most chronic characters. A teller of a unique type of mellow stories ... his days in college . . . back at old A ' n M ... or his days in the Navy. He hasn ' t changed since. He still spots points in bridge and still makes every liberty. What did you go to town today fo ' Pete? . . . Oh, just went out an ' sat arouni. But that is only half the story ... it seems that he never lacks things to do in the quaint little town, just because he ' s Pete ... the Pete who can accomplish things by just sittin ' around. It was difficult at first . . , knowing Poteet . . . perhaps his relatives can appreciate what we are trying to say about Pete when we speak of his epigrams, fables, and stories . . . when we try to explain his short clipped speech ... his articulate laughter ... or the over- all smoothness of this strange Texan who possesses only friends of the unfor ' gettable brand. An all night bridge game ... a few winning hands . . . he ' s in fine spirits ... a few losing hands . . . he ' s still in excellent spirits . . . why? . . . partly because it is good for a few laughs . . . mostly because it was just Pete. I ' beg-your-pardon-but ' do-you-have-a ' cigarette? DAVIDSON OKLAHOMA DONALD BROOKS HALL No you are not looking at him through a mirror ... he is a southpaw by nature ... he can be found at any spare moment maneuvering his left behind a pen composing one of his masterpieces ... a letter to one of the girls ... the re- sults they bring him are the envy of many people. This, however, is not his most sincere hobby . . . it ' s the outdoor life that appeals to him . . . being raised on a large farm in the great southwest contributed to this desire. Leaving the farmlife behind he entered Oklahoma A. M. where a course in chemical engineering occupied his working time ... his happiest moments are when he is boasting of his Alma Mater and its great athletes . . . war inter- fered with his education and the Army took charge. After a short time he became sergeant and retained this rating until he took up Navy life. After taking the first year to become accustomed to Navy life he has become one of the top men in his class academically. Classroom work has not taken up all his time . . . sports are still a favorite pastime ... he is gifted with the ability to play any of them well . . . basketball is the favorite. For a retiring afternoon the record player gets the edge with some novelty time or low sweet blues. 314 LEE ROV HOWARD Up from the bowels of the earth . . . people still talk about the Hominy gusher of ' 25. On the twenty second day of July in that year of our Lord, one Lee Roy Howard rode into existence with a loud Yazoo . . . young Leander, after being cleaned and brushed . . . who unlike his namesake can not swim the Hellesponte and almost drowned during his christening . . . was taken out to the pasture. Existing laws of Oklahoma (ratified in 1930) forced Lee through greater Hominy ' s grade school ' s early morning American bird calls, the His- tory of the Dalton Boys (Suh — they all is more important to us than George Washington). Then . . . I ' ve Been Working on the Railroad and Howard (now a half-witted member of the Osage Tribe) trudged down the tracks of the Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Mexican Railroad. Happy . . . gay . . . but with a hankering for pretty clothes . . . what ' s that you all say? . . . blue with red stripe, gold trimmings and buttons . . . jumping crawfish . . . shoah you can sign me up in that aggregation . . . what ' s its name . . . The United States Mareen Core. Hulup, hiphav, reehaw . . . San Diego and six months later ... a hot breeze blows through the crumpled ranks . . . bleary eyed and exhausted ... he turns, coughs and gasps . . . But Sir ... I was a Marcm . . . from Homuiy, Oklnltoma, Sir . . . but only four years . . . and red striped too again. HOMINY OKLAHOMA LEE MOFFETT MARSH Mutt Marsh . . . one of the most hospitable souls ever to enter these hallowed gates . . . always ready to offer a steaming cup of joe or Dagwood sandwich from the miniature diner in his locker ... to spice the meal with dry comments on anything and everything in general . . . spent many of the daylight hours in slumber in his rack . . . when awake was never without his favorite Meer- schaum ... a flash bulb addict ... is very proficient with a Speed Graphic . . . photo editor of the Log for two years . . . also vice president of the Photo Club and a member of the Lucky Bag staff ... as regards to athletics, carrying a camera around was more than sufficient exercise for Lee who claimed he didn ' t wish to contact athlete ' s heart . . . loves to hunt and fish . . . spent his time previous to entering the Naval Academy helping out in his father ' s string of movie theaters ... is well known for his friendliness, dry humor, and tact . . . fooled us all with his smooth rosey cheeks . . . if he ' s careful he can get into Everything for half price for a good many years to come . . . but behind that cherubic face is a mind and manner to be reckoned with . . . cool, sincere, and capable . . . Lee Marsh . . . it ' s all the same thing. MUSKOGEE OKLAHOMA WILLIAM LOWRIE McCLURE The eternal smile . . . that ' s Buddy McClure. Happy go lucky . . . whose got the Jope ... no strain Buddy . . . was a big shot in high school . . . president of the senior class and basketball team captain . . . made all prep all high in football for BuUis along with Clyde Scott . . . played excellent football and basketball at the Academy until the Doc intervened because of injuries. Academics were his big headache . . . spent his first two leaves at Navy on account of them . . . but still took the least strain of us all . . . believes that both whiskey and women are the salvation of mankind . . . quite a lady ' s man and could be found at Number One Martin Street, his second home . . . any week end. His favorite pastimes outside of dragging were athletics . . . sleeping and eating . . . playing Oklahoma (which he feels should be the national anthem) and procrastinating. Buddy has a generous nature . . . would give you the shirt off his back but argue all day as to whose turn it was to make the trip to the store or tailorshop . . . could never remember the correct words or tune to a song and always forgets the punch line to a joke . . . acts amazed and hurt if you ' ve never heard of Alva . . . . the capital of Oklahoma . . . of course. ALVA OKLAHOMA 315 %.M m OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA ROBERT OLIVER PYLE, JR. Fighting the shifting sands and circling oil wells a character emerged from Oklahoma City seven years ago . . . hitting the trail as far as the University of Oklahoma this Silent Sam alias Rope or Ernie took on three years of life at O. K. U. . . . exposing himself to the general mass of informative subjects . . . and the Naval phases of NROTC. Thus fortified Bob came East for the post- grad course in Naval phraseology here at Tech. For two years Bob drove his roommates to distraction by the incessant grinding of an old thresher . . . proudly claimed as a new electric razor . . . but good spirits were reclaimed with his easy smile and quick wit. Never complaining . . . completely inde- pendent, yet amiable to all . . . astoundmg good judgment and common sense . . . possessor of the knack for saying the right thing at the right time . . . always ready to toss in a witticism . . . barbed or unarmed . . . Bob was right in there chucking. Fully informed on a maze of subjects from current events to the lat- est information on a new plane . . . Bob read everything from the classics to the latest in Steve Canyon. A good man to have in the clutch . . . Bob was always ready to join in a little fun. Having high aspirations for the Air Corps he has several hours to his credit already . . . after seeing his burning trail in the yellow perils second class summer we ' re sure he ' ll be a mighty hot pilot. HENRYETTA OKLAHOMA JACK ROYDEN SILVEY Is undoubtedly one of the most carefree easygoing men that ever struggled through four years of Navy . . . From ' Oklahoma U. pre-med ... he tried in vain to see the humor in the restrictions imposed during plebe year . . . not one to strain a good pair of 20 20 eyes . . . has had his ups and downs . . . many a D. O. has flung open the door during study hours only to find Jack . . . oblivious of the fact that a commander was standing over him . . . curled up on his super- sack v rith the latest copy of Esquire ... a stirring novel in one hand and a Philip Morris in the other ... a great procrastinator . . . not until about a week before the finals was the Do Not Disturb sign placed above the door ... a good bridge partner . . . liked that pastime nearly as well as he liked dragging . . . most of his letters to potential drags were true masterpieces ... for some un- known reason they frequently failed to bring about the desired results . . . Dapper John . . . with his Oklahoma drawl and casual manner was the life of every party . . . e specially those away from the restraining influences . . . unable to see spending the best years of his life at sea, he may be selling Ford cars to the citizens of Oklahoma in the very near future. TULSA OKLAHOMA RICHARD OLNA WHEELER Waal ' pon my sould if ' taint R. O. hisself ... a tintype right out of the old family album ... a trifle dusty and posed but looking right solid and set . . . got a solid walnut slide rule case which is bound to last sixty years . . . keeps it polished too . . . shines it once a week . . . industrious . . . takes these cor- respondence courses they mail out . . . thorough fellow . . . gets his sights on something and keeps gunning till he gets his target . . . plenty of ambition and a knack of knowing how to get things done . . . R. O. isn ' t much of a social bug . . . just sorta likes to do the good old down to earth things like they do back in Oklahoma . . . guess he ' s somewhat of a polished hiker . . . anyway he sure thinks it ' s good to get outdoors and give old gal nature a spin . . . behind his rather rustic nature Wheeler has the stuff that keeps him right up to the times in the things that matter . . . well-informed and a diligent studier ... he gets more than his share of education out of the old school . . . R. O. is the type that finds making a mark in business or even the Navy is only a matter of work. 316 RICHARD LOUIS BEATTY This boy from the plains . . . out where the coyotes howl and the crows fly high . . . presents the question of how he arrived at the Academy ... the answer is nearly obvious in that he was a regular Navy man for two years and merely followed the path of least resistance . . . through NAPS to Annapolis . . . farmer Beatty is still following that worn path and, consequently, is one of the most easygoing men in the class. Entering the Academy still in his youth . . . relatively ... he quickly returned to his earlier hobby: radio ... his graduation before electrocution came as a big shock to his friends. When not busy at his hobby the salt from the Western Plains may be found sailing . . . especially if the crowd is mixed. Originally intended to be a tobacco auctioneer ... his continued research in this field is well known by his immediate surroundings . . . but does not interfere with outside activities . . . dragging during exam week for example . . . providing a home for wandering associates ... a center- of-attraction-room . . . pouring quality music and good coffee into the local circle. Friends have made it quite clear that they will miss that cup of hot coffee and the hillbilly discs that Dick has shared so willingly. COFFEYVILIE KANSAS DONALD HARLEY CORSON, JR. A lack of stature puts him in the rear of formations with those of us dubbed sandblower . . . who see at all P-rades only the backs of the taller guys and none of the ceremony. All of this has probably stimulated his ambition to fly ... to rise and see the P-rade from above some day. Flying first caught his eye back home in Kansas. His spare time in Bancroft is frequently spent in puzzling out the proper shape of a wing or a fuselage. Corse is a believer in steady persistent effort and he applies this belief to academics with satisfying results. He has still not made friends with Bull ... a subject involving Math never finds him at a loss. Only a calamity or a watch can keep Don from making a week end pleasant with dragging. He is ever planning some new week end ... or laugh- ing with the boys over the happenings of a past one. When the weather is fine he may be seen in a fast game of volleyball and the winters he devotes to man- aging the rifle team. Don has found that a good supply of chow can give a good break in a long evening with the books and as a result his room is never without some tasty snack. BONNER SPRINGS KANSAS KEITH O ' KEEFE It all started out in the midwest somewhere where K. O. spread his dynamic personality between the states of Kansas and Nebraska . . . ' way out West, that is . . . from the start a connoisseur of Conover models and other young things . . . K. O. started his higher education at the University of Omaha. Running around the campus didn ' t take up all of his time ... he had some thought about attend- ing Navy Tech and managed to get some serious studying done toward that end. When the big day did arrive . . . Keith cast aside the gear shift and silken knee for the strong box and you guessed it. Slightly overwhelmed by the East Coast . . . Keith took it in his stride and adjusted himself like a veteran. When not occupied with the A number one job of dragging . . . spent his time knocking holes through the centers of targets for Navy ' s rifle team. He has also engaged in that pugilistic pastime under the tutelage of Spike Webb. Put all these things together plus a winning smile and an easygoing nature and you ' ve got K. O. who bid farewell to the Midwest to carry on a four-year conquest of the East. When K. O. scored last it wasn ' t a Conover model ... it was that hard-earned commission and diploma. 0f ' % HUTCHINSON KANSAS 317 w m ■■J IP INDEPENDENCE KANSAS JACK NATHAN SHERWOOD Jack wanted to follow his father contracting roads in Kansas . . . instead the Navy contracted him and he has been fulfilling this obligation for the past five years. Not knowing whether he liked the Navy or not until he was graduated ... he almost left several times for a more lucrative occupation. At one time he was going to Venezuela to dig oil wells for $600 a month. That plan fell through . . . and Jack went back to studying boilers again. The Academic Board knew him well . . . but he never failed to squeeze a 2.5 out of a re-exam . . . and this ability won him the honor of performing anchor man duties on second class cruise. Born with a downbeat . . . was a natural with all kinds of instruments . . . specializing on the violin. We ' ll remember Jack by his Kansas walk and talk ... his hate of Navy doctors ... his firm resolves not to go out for soccer the next season each year . . . his perfumed letters from Manhattan ... his locker like Fibber McGee ' s closet ... his touchy bridge game . . . his wild stories ... his pecan pies ... his cigarette lighter that never v orks . . . his excellent record collection . . . and finally as the first ashore when liberty was piped . . . and the last one to arrive at any other formation. RICHARD JOSEPH SPRINGE The familiar pessimistic phrase . . . I ' ll never make it . , . rolling from his lips in low frequency ... I just know I hilgei that last one. Coming to the Naval Academy nurtured on low black jazz . . . learned to play the piano in a bar located in the Harlem of Leavenworth, Kansas . . . some nights he entertained . . . because he liked the atmosphere and loved the music. Springe (rhymes with dinghy ) making a dive for the nearest piano . . . with little prodding . . . and removing himself from boundaries of materialism. A wonderful listener . . . amiable, quiet . . . honest, sincere. A self-sufficie nt humor . . . cartoons flowing from the end of a pencil . . . limericks, jokes, always at command tiding class- mates around him over some of the more depressing hours of ennui . . . Dick . . . ambling along, dragging a hulk of relaxed muscles . . . appearing as blue as his own music . . . the feet draggin ' blues. Worry-worry . . . re-exams . . . success . . . quietude . . . laughter . . . snarled romances . . . extrication. His attendance at the University of Kansas lends rather a finishing touch to the character of Springe ... a touch of " what a character. " When not thinking about home, music, the Navy or women ... he thinks about things about which to think. LEAVENWORTH KANSAS TOPEKA KANSAS JACK PEARCE ZIMMERMAN Zimmerman . . . that puts him right at the end of all the lines . . . must be the secret of his extraordinary patience. Zim left a line of colleges behind him that makes Betty Coed ' s record look pretty anemic . . . Kansas University . . . Miami University . . . Iowa State . . . et cetera. A great spinner of better-than-yours stories . . . covered wagons . . . Indians . . . one-eyed rattlesnakes . . . they are twice as deadly as ordinary ones. Big wheel in Navy ' s little known but intellectual Quarterdeck Society ... a comfortable figure that fits well in a sack and has plenty experience in same. Sort of puzzles us all pretty much . . . has plenty of stuff for academics . . . through this medium we find the real talents that he usually keeps pretty well shrouded. Quiet and retiring ... set ways. V-12 gave him his start in the Navy . . . this phase of his career was interrupted by a call from the Academy. Zim has adapted himself nicely here ... it looks like the beginning of a long blue and gold stand . . . seems that the rolling deep has sort of caught his fancy . . . the call of the brine . . . the screeching gull . . . the gray paint . . . the ever-present joe pot. Looks like Zim has found his calling. 318 ROBERT EUGENE BERGGREN Teach mc, O lark, with thcc to grtatly rise, to txault my soul and lift it to the sides. Bob has had wings on his mind for a long time ... as a radio-gunner in the Navy he learned to love the game and he is still true to his first love . . . Bob ' s classical romantic remark to an especially nice drag . . . Honey, you ' re nearly as sweet as a P ' 38 . . . natural outdoor enthusiast Bob finds the life here a bit confining . . . horses and hunting give aviation some competition and he really misses that wide open feeling that Nebraska gives one ... his philosophy on women and a great many other things can be summed up in two words . . . Later ferhap . . . that ' s the mark of a man who can be perfectly content with things just as they are right now . . . Berggren just can ' t find anything that is serious enough to get greatly concerned over . . . things always manage to turn out all right if you just don ' t worry too much about them . . . athletically Berggren is talented with speed ... a high hurdle man who has seen a lot of action both on the boards and out with the cinders . . . he ' ll never be satisfied with the ground he ' s covering until he has a plane wrapped around him and is hitting off something like the speed of lightning. SCOTTSBLUFF NEBRASKA FRANKLIN LEWIS BOWERSOX Did you ever hear Lili Marlen played on a trumpet? . . . well to this day it could mean only one person . . . Frank Bowersox. Always puttering with something ... his room . . . much to the DO ' s displeasure . . . usually disport- ing some weird piece of photographic equipment . . . but above all the self- contained philosophy of life that allows him to toot disinterestedly on his horn when the rest of us are bitter or just sleepy . . . darkroom . . . Drum and Bugle Corps . . . Hell Cats to the initiated . . . sardonic humor . . . always willing to help with most everything. His photographic equipment . . . Hathaway ' s headache ... his dilapidated shoes . . . Barnes ' playground. Always close to the top of the academic heap but nevef seeming to over exert himself to be there ... he seems to have a natural understanding of scientific subjects. Few really understand Frank . . . but those who do appreciate his shrewd judgment of other people and his ability to grasp a situation at a glance, walks noiselessly down the hall in his well-broken-in shoes . . . the jingling of his ring of keys and knife is not really noisy . . . it ' s a trade-mark . . . the keys have often placed wonder in our minds as to what they opened . . . but it doesn ' t bother Bowersox . . . not in the least. HOOPER NEBRASKA PATRICK PAUL BILLINGSLEY Walking to the gymnasium with a slouching tenseness . . . working on the parallel bars . . . balancing himself . . . blood vessels standing out on his head . . . the entire process intrigues him ... it is however his secondary activity . . . his second love . . . subsidiary to: If u is any infinite class of ratios such that there are ratios greater than any u . . . but which have no maximum . . . then S, the class of all ratios less that the variable u, is a segment. S consists of all ratios less than the variable u . . . hence in the first place, since u has no maxi- mum S contains the whole of u. If is a member of S then x is less than some u, which is a member of S. And every term y ■ ■ ■ which is less than some term S ... is les s than some term u (since the term which it is less than is less than some u) so y is in S. Therefore, S is identical with the class of ratios less than a variable number of S, and S is a segment. This proves the theorem. It is his statement ... his personality . . . expressed as an infinite class . . . rendered as a simple, graphic explanation ... it is in his own words ohvious . . . elementary. But rather than syncretize his personality with the statement it would be better to sit back . . . relax . . . and wonder whether or not he should grow a beard. SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA 319 W l SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA ERNEST CARL CASTLE The fact that Ernie was from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, never surprised the boys that marched in his sections ... he was always a collars down man even in the coldest weather. When he came to the southern climes he brought with him an incomparable knowledge of modern fighting ships . . . Bull . . . and a special interest in the University of Washington. During spare hours he was swinging a mean racket on the tennis court or playing with the company football team. On rainy days he could be found mounting stamps in his collection . . . check- mating his opponent in a game of chess ... or engaging in some extracurricular reading. His shipmates . . . the plebes . . . wore a path to his door in finding the answers to professional questions ... he could hardly be stumped in this line. The youngsters were intrigued and occasionally annoyed ... by his inter- est in their conduct and welfare. The cry, There goes Ernie struck fear in the hearts of the underclass for they knew that meant discipline was in the offing. His classmates enjoyed his ready humor and subtle remarks ... he has the dis- tinction of being the only midshipman whose grin is listed in the Light List for the East Coast. ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA GEORGE ARTHUR LEIGHTON, JR. Here ' s a quiet unassuming fellow who has really got life right under his hat . . . George is a gentleman . . . immaculately groomed always . . . soft spoken . . . considerate . . . rowdiness or anything resembling it just aren ' t in the world that surrounds this fellow . . . George really hits the books ... his Do One Jot at a Time and Do it Good attitude has won him the respect of his academic com- petition . . . George is far from the middle of the road . . . this is borne out by the fact that he rates pheasant as his favorite dish . . . pheasant? . . . must be something to eat . . . athletically George is a swell bean bag tosser . . . that doesn ' t keep him from getting out there and giving his all . . . appreciative of life ' s finer things . . . good music . . . gentleman ' s pursuits . . . gentle women who fit into his quiet well-ordered life . . . just about anyone finds it easy to get along with George ... he makes it so easy . . . incapable of intentional injury . . . things just aren ' t accomplished by force ... a little well-applied finesse will go a long way . . . although his circles are not wide he builds strong friends and worthy admirers . . . the hand that moulded George was a skilled hand ... it was a hand that appreciated the beauty of a straight simple true being. WILLISTON NORTH DAKOTA JAMES HAROLD SMEDS Hulky . . . affable . . . faintly disorganized . . . cronic worrier . . . genuinely companionable . . . plugger . . . Smeds is the natural fit for the yoke of domestic burdens . . . the pipe and slipper type from the core out . . . abundantly supplied with deep human understanding and emotions . . . lover of all that embraces the simple earthly aspects of life . . . whether draped with his flowing Army robe or fitted out in blue service the slightly ungainly figure and natural warmth cannot be disguised ... no matter where he is Smeds has a friend there who is greeted in his perpetually playful manner. A small town boyhood and a couple of years at the University of North Dakota led up to his taking the oath . . . since then it has been a different oath that he ' s been muttering . . . Smeds has to fight the academics . . . but his tenacity and determination are capable of overcoming greater things than Annapolis academics ... his ability to always have a bigger story usually at the expense of a fellow North Dakota Norwegian has given him a general-store, cracker-barrel reputation . . . proud of what has made him . . . proud of that which he is: his friends, his solid character, family and a life of reality and self-made success . . . absolutely untarnished by conceit, smugness or false airs ... a genuine, natural person. 320 WARREN PAUL WHITE Why did you ever join the Navy someone asked . . . just a damn fool kiJ of sevmtcm, was the reply . . . that was seven years ago . . . he ' ll still be in seventeen more ... if he got out everything would be perfect . . . nothing to gripe about . . . not like Warren to be satisfied . . . even when he makes admiral ... a master of the comet in his high school band ... an advocate of liberal, very liberal education . . . really gets this dragging stuff . . . the only thing he never complained about . . . finally got off the Nav bush . . . once . . . first class year, that was . . . mechanical engineering club kept his interest for two years . . . never could get him interested in the Portuguese Club after . . . that two year Dagofuuco ... to use his words ... a four man room youngster year was too noisy for Whitey to concentrate on his letter writing . . . voluminous correspondence . . . wrote to every college east of the Mississippi . . . but finally decided to try Navy for twenty years or so. JAMESTOWN NORTH DAKOTA LEONARD VERNE DELLING A person that has his own beliefs and sticks to them . . . tries to help the underdog . . . doesn ' t apple polish his superiors . . . says what he really feels ... his wife calls him Roger . . . consequently everyone calls him Roger . . . let him tell you about the crates of oranges and apples he used to leave around down at the warehouse . . . then go to the gym for a real workout . . . leaving his co-workers exhausted. Then there were the jobs on the road gang . . . and the newspaper where he went up like a sky rocket . . . didn ' t shop for sen- iority . . . that ' s how Roger got his good solid ways . . . from working with men . . . been on his own for years ... he looks no worse in the morning than during the day . . . which isn ' t so bad either . . . you can get used to it in four years . . . easy. Has a sense of humor . . . Roger wants to get in the foreign service ... as a diplomat . . . always reading text and course books for foreign service applicants . . . outspoken and unsympathetic with egotists according to his wife . . . I ' ve told him many times that he ' s just about the most undip- lomatic person in the world ... if he ' d try anything else he ' d probably make out better. GREAT FALLS MONTANA FRANCIS CHARLES FOGARTY Spent his early life in Montana ... a fat little fellow . . . with a big smile ... a fact proven by snapshots of a red wagon . . . and Fog . . . you wouldn ' t know it to look at him now. Grew up tinkering with cars and motorcycles . . . bought a cycle . . . tied it together with wire . . . risked his neck jumping the sand dunes of Great Falls. Worked at a filling station after school . . . when football, track or baseball didn ' t interfere. A skiing enthusiast ... a scarred face bears witness to his intimate relations with same. Kept in football trim each summer as a ranch hand . . . hard work and good chow. He was greeted with open arms by the Sigma Chi ' s of Montana State. Working one day in a sugar beet field ... to ease the labor shortage . . . Frank decided the Naval Air Corps was the place for him . . . Montana School of Mines . . . Seattle Air Station . . . both saw him soon after his decision. A hard worker . . . gives each job his complete attention. Only number one on his lists gets letters . . . magazines are just something more to throw away ... no lost motion with Frank . . . everything is functional. Sunny disposition . . . big feet . . . Irish heritage . . . sounds like a good cop. Has wanderlust . . . only to find the best place in the U.S. . . . then park there for good. GREAT FALLS _ MONTANA 321 TORRINGTON WYOMING CHARLES ADDISON FOWLER, III Fowler has found the Academy too slow moving to absorb all his energy . . . outside activities are as much a part of his life as are the uniform and it ' s various connected events . . . trains are his passion and they lead him a merry life . . . spare minutes are spent grubbing for the latest railroad news in maga- zines and books . . . cruise liberties are spent scanning the yards with a hungry expert eye ... a whistle in the night doesn ' t help his gypsy feet one bit . . . this interest led to the Herculean feat of taking a mechanical engineering cor- respondence course on top of what the Navy piles on . . . that sort of makes the rest of us look like dawling idlers when we are stacked up against someone like Fowler . . . when he isn ' t examining his latest pin-up locomotive he is usually venting his opinion on Maryland weather in good deep-sea-sailor language . . . four years with the choir have made him very much noticed by the balcony bobby-soxers . . . m spite of that quiet front he possesses a sense of humor of startling proportions . . . Fowler is one of those fellows who can put forth tremendous efforts once his interest is aroused . . . he ' s definitely a quiet man but they are the boys who make history. CASPER WYOMING ROBERT HUGH MEENAN Some people can hear the sea calling to them . . . some can hear it even in a sealess place like Wyoming . . . some people just have to go when the sea calls. This victim heard and followed . . . maybe it was the swagger of the salts he saw in the V-12 program during his year at Notre Dame . . . maybe he was just born to have salt spray in his face and his nose up against a sextant. Whatever it was Rhett just couldn ' t resist the Navy ... a confirmed bachelor ... a guy just has to be cautious m the world of women. Academics are simply an everyday habit that becomes as easy as brushing your teeth . . . how we wish we could treat them as such. Quiet and imassuming ... a ready Irish smile that is only surpassed by his quiet natural laugh ... a fine Irish temper to go with it that is hard to raise but is really a spectacle when unleashed. A handy athlete . . . sports are for the individual ' s pleasure and Bob enjoys many. Like many of his fellow classmates Bob forsees a long and pleasant stay with the Navy ... his industriousness and versatility point in that same direction . . . but he will always carry his brand with him. He ' s a Westerner and the plains and mountains are stamped on him . . . there are a lot of watery miles between here and that quiet cottage in Wyoming. CASPER WYOMING BENJAMIN HUGH PESTER Blessed with an unusually amiable personality enhanced by its frank sincerity . . . Benny Pester has accumulated countless friends among all classes through- out the Brigade . . . never too busy for a few words with a buddy . . . you might just say he ' s never too busy. Limits his few worries almost entirely to his love life ... his most serious pursuit. Academics offer his quick mind little real trouble . . . thus more time for letters. Although not obviously Blue and Gold . . . here is a man who possesses spirit deep in sincerity ... an ardent supporter of the football and basketball teams . . . always present with an encouraging word. Looking to the future he dreams getting down to the serious business of raising Navy Juniors . . . having made a mental note to obtain an appointment for Ben Henry Pester . . . Class of ' 68-B. Benny believes in the plebe system but leaves the severe running to his more serious classmates. The fourth class flocked to his room as a happy haven from the torments of plebe year. No party is complete without the rich base tones of Fester ' s voice ringing out his weird animal calls and western ballads. His presence is a necessity for any successful barber shop quartette. Likes an occasional snort ... is handy with a pool cue . . . has a habit of holding full houses and rolling naturals. 322 ROBERT RAY CARSON It can safely be said that Bob has lived a lifetime at 22. H is acquaintances hold up that statement by the unconscious eagerness they display to wrangle an opinion from him on any matter of conjecture. The casual, easygoing lad from Kansas has traversed our United States quite thoroughly and has carried with him a good deal of the fruits of experience. After graduation day at McPherson H.S. in Kansas, Bob enjoyed college life at Kansas University, Colorado University, Northwestern and Penn State all in a two year span. At Northwestern and Penn State the big fellow studied under the guidance of Uncle Sam as a prospective Marine ofhcer. True to western tradition, Bob is an expert horseman and has actually won a calf roping contest at the annual Rodeo at Cheyenne. In the same breath he does better than the average as a skier and takes advantage of the summer afternoons to hunt and fish. Bob is naturally quiet, but congenial and together they give him a quality of calmness that is particularly enviable. Another person as casual as Bob might possibly be termed indifferent but an active mind, an interest glance and a profound sense of judgment work behind his exterior serenity to make you want to know him. . jM , DENVER COLORADO REX CARR EATON, JR. Some people come from Navy families and become Navy Juniors . . . while others come from Army families and become Army Brats . . . Rex comes from a family of golfers . . . and would rather tee-off in a potato patch than eat a steak dinner ... it says here. His early golfing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado made the Academy course a breeze . . . even with its radio towers . . . telephone poles . . . and Navy Juniors. His favorite sports . . . golf . . . hunting ... he was captain of the golf team . . . fishing . . . would rather play golf than drag . . . plebe rifle team . . . any day when there is less than a whole gale blowing is wasted unless it ' s spent on a golf course. In the evenings . . . when you can ' t play golf ... his interests varied. He kept academics well enough in the foreground to stand near the top of his class. He loved a bull session. Sleep was a big item in his life . . . just resting up for my daily tramp around tlif links. Back in Colorado the family is pretty well known . . . yep, they even named a town after us . . . Eatoni ille, Colorado . . . pretty little place. A slow-moving voice and a one sided smile ... a ruddy face and a big sense of humor . . . full of practical jokes and twice told tales. He likes to danc e ... so long as it does not interfere with his golf. GREELEY COLORADO CHARLES MORGAN LANE A craggy peak . . . topped with snow . . . rising out of the splendor of a desert sunset ... a lowing herd of cattle preparing for the night ... a curling wisp of smoke floating up into the still air ... a chuck-wagon parked to one side . . . its pans gleaming red with the setting sun . . . these are the dreams of Charlie Lane ... a wrangler turned sailor . . . and doing a good job of it ... as he does everything ... a warm friendliness ... an expansive nature ... a love of all that is comfortable and congenial . . . groping feebly for his pre-reveille cigarette . . . conversation before breakfast consisting of a series of assorted grunts . . . un il his morning coffee . . . black and sugarless ... I didn ' t even hear the bell . . . uhat do we have first period? . . . Olt, no . . . not Juice . . . spot one for ' N.aij . . . that hlanketyhlank Steam prof ... his room the meeting place of all who desire a friendly greeting ... a skag ... a little refreshment . . . unparalleled in his exploits with the fairer sex . . . always a good topic for conversation . . . and incidentally for a good deal of disbelief. ... his room a mass of chipped paint and falling plaster ... his bed and locker in various stages of disarray . . . lending stark testimony to the battles of the various gladiators who have used his room as an arena . . . never complaining however . . . Oh . . . I ' ll have the matd clean it up in the morning. ARVADA 4 COLORADO 323 rwm DENVER COLORADO MORRIS MONTELL SMITH The Westerner . . . raw boned . . . neatly tapered trunk . . , calm unruffled attitude . . . Smitty is so easygoing that neither mountains nor men can erase that congenial smile and it would take a tidal wave to dampen his spirit. Like so many of us who are attracted by the sea, Smitty grew up barefooted and well within earshot of lowing herds and neighing cow ponies ... at- tracted by the sea, did we say . . . Smitty claims he was shanghied . . . but young Montell isn ' t the narrow-minded type . . . he ' s a cattleman who loves to herd sheep. Coming of age Smitty decided to venture into the world to seek his fortunes ... hit the jackpot in a short while, when one of California ' s best Navy recruiters roped and tied him in true Navy fashion . . . thence via Eagle boats and NAPS to the Academy. Smitty is just so natural and good- natured that he is buddy to all . . . young and old . . . male and female . . . everyone takes to Smith. In his more serious moments Smith is really the intellect . . . academics melt at his entrance ... his book shelf is a muster list of the world ' s greats. We all wonder at times just where Smitty will end up . . . but it just doesn ' t matter much . . . he ' ll be happy no matter where he is and sooner or later he is going to get back to the beautiful spot called home. TRINIDAD COLORADO ROBERT McELFRESH TATUM Bob Tatum is a product of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Tall . . . lean . . . and you name it . . . has packed his bag of bones from one side of the United States to the other . . . either in the Army or looking for Indian writings and picture carvings ... he is one of the best known archaeologists in the country ... he spends his spare time writing articles on this subject for scien- tific magazines throughout the country ... has even written for a Russian magazine but after taking two years of Russian at the Academy had to have someone else translate the articles for him. By nature a gentle soul ... a mad- man when turned loose in museums . . . loaded with petroglyphs. Booper can usually be found enjoying his summer leave crouched in a cave somewhere in Colorado reading over the various and sundry configurations of Indian lore . . . however you can ' t sell him short when it comes to the pursuit of the more common pleasure leaves have to offer. The only field in which he displays any amount of uninhibited energy is that of letter writing. To keep up to date on the archaeological world Bob writes a hundred letters a week. A Math major at Minnesota and Yale . . . Math profs don ' t agree that his way is better. Don ' t be surprised if in future years you hear of a Naval expedition being led by R. M. Tatum into the wilds of Siberia with intentions of investigating how early man crossed the Bering Straits down into North America. ROSWELL NEW MEXICO LUCIUS VINCENT diLORENZO Liquor is a snare and delusion . . . women are the salvation of mankind. The Beaver bases his motto on a pretty Baltimore belle and to personal abstinence. Has two ambitions ... to marry and to earn wings. Born protesting violently . . . has been doing so ever since . . . disappointed in the lack of military efficiency here at Navy ... he became the Beaver . . . short for eager beaver . . . the title is incongruous as he is one of the laziest men alive. A radiator squad quarterback . . . can ' t see taking a physical strain . . . evidenced by making first-string sub-and-weak squad yearly. Mr. Jones took a terrific beating of the old ego during plebe year . . . mainly from the Academic Depart- ments. An honor graduate from high school, he apparently forgot all he ever knew while in the army. Common sense enough to make the best of the situa- tion ... he does not gripe about something that was obviously sour grapes. Nicknames a plenty have fallen upon his shoulders, but all save his real name and the nicknames that come from it are greeted with a smile. We will give even odds that the future Mrs. diLorenzo will wear the trousers of the family and direct the career. 324 WILLIAM GOEBEL IKARD, II Went to the Institute . . . will tell you about it if you catch him awake . . . always looks like he ' s going to sleep . . . just on the verge . . . but it ' s alive and functioning . . . gets mad at . . . Hfy Ike, wake up IciJ. Never over-exerts . . . save on the track team where he runs a hard-breathing four-forty. Always manages to make the classes . . . bells . . . drills . . . formations on schedule . . . rarely says enough to let people know he ' s around . . . but they know it anyway. It ' s Ike the man with the wood to saw . . . with the vertical sleeping brace . . . with the good marks in academics. When he laughs the situation is justifiably humorous . . . tall . . . long-legged . . . gaunt . . . more nearly starved. Doesn ' t seem to move . . . things come his way . . . even the demerits . . . doesn ' t know how or why just drops by and initials the list. Ike . . . untypically . . . roars out to football in the seasonal evenings . . . manages the team . . . knows sports . . . probably considers it a duty. Knowledge ... no matter what it may be . . . seems to seep in somewhere . . . into the Ikard ... he must get it along the line somehow . . . but it baffles us . . . Ike . . . Hey, Ifcc . . . Ike! . . . wake up kid , . . decided to play ball his last year in- stead of managing . . . got itchy feet watching . . . woke up . . . has a unique laugh ... an indifferent chortling snort which casts a fallen-flat shadow on the drollest wit . . . the curly-haired drowscr from the plains . . . stalks his way through it all. k MESQUITE i NEW MEXICO MARVIN M. McKINLEY, JR. Mac is by far the Brigade ' s most unconventional character ... it must be the right way for him because nobody seems as consistently happy and carefree as he . . . somewhere he has found the secret of living life to the brim and even slopping a little over now and then ... he ' s a big fellow . . . casual about his manner and appearance . . . master of practical jokes and a fanatic champion of anything that concerns violence or disorder . . . but behind this colorful front lies a person as capable of handling the serious side of things as the best of us . . . his knowledge of everything from sheep to Oriental religions never ceases to amaze us . . . nothing will amaze you when you consider the back- ground of our subject . . . there is some wild country in this continent but nothing surpasses the violence and mightiness of the hills and forests that Mac calls home . . . nothing short of a hurricane disturbs him . . .he ' s had more time in the saddle than most horses have under one . . . been chased out of Texas sixty-nine times and has chased all the Texans out on a couple of occasions . . . academics are just like everything else ... he sits on his books while he plays bridge and somehow he knows the answers when he gets to class ... to make any predictions about where Mac will go in life and what he ' ll do when he gets there would be foolhardy. MOUNTAINAIR NEW MEXICO MERRILL LAFAYETTE NORTON Merrill is an exacting sort of person . . . erect nearly stiff posture . . . abrupt businesslike attitude . . . sharp crisp appearance . . . confident . . . aggressive . . . the military man through and through. Coordination is one of his strong points . . . both mentally and athletically he works like a well-oiled watch . . . never doubting his own ability . . . never hesitant of his course ... all this and wavy hair too . . . about women he is very narrow-minded . . . the only one s he ' ll have anything to do with are those between the ages of nine and fifty-nine. Merrill was well prepared for Navy having been a student at both New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Tech . . . reputation lies wholly in his righteousness . . . righteousness backed by honest ability ... his rugged constitution is the product of years of conscientious weight lifting . . . this weight lifting combined with his gymnastic skill makes him readily adaptable to anything in the way of action. ... He is inclined to be passed unnoticed unless you have definite contact with him and then you begin to feel his talents in spite of his quiet modesty . . . serious though he is, he is too clever to let seriousness reign unbalanced . . . that brings forth his rather quiet sense of humor that gives him the necessary congeniality. ( 1 ROSWELL NEW MEXICO 325 rw PHOENIX ARIZONA CHARLES LESTER LEWIS Born in God ' s country . . . raised in God ' s country . . . pines for God ' s country . . . where? . . . Arizona of course . . . how he ever found the Navy is beyond us . . . guess those things happen in God ' s country . . . ex-sea scout . . . ate It up . . . best Sea Scout God ' s country ever saw . . . nasty old pipe smoker . . . motto: People have more damn fun than anybody . . . sail boats . . . hunting . . . fishing . . . photography . . . swimming . . . God ' s country . . . call mc Chuck ... he fits just about anywhere outdoors . . . has a little trouble getting used to all these houses and autos back East here . . . nothing like God ' s country . . . takes an interest in our earthy pursuits such as dragging and dragging . . . didn ' t make much of a dent in the athletic association . . . started at the bottom with company sports . . . must have liked them . . . he ' s still in ' em . . . Chuck just ain ' t right when he ' s away from God ' s country . . . kinda quiet . . . easygoing . . . affable . . . imexcitable . . . pretty good advertisement for God ' s country ... his only regret is that they don ' t have Sunday afternoon yawl trips back in God ' s country . . . somewhat of a worrier . . . not a chronic . . . just gives that impression . . . we better keep a keen eye on him or we ' re apt to find that he has gone right back to God ' s country . . . God ' s country. PATAGONIA ARIZONA GUY WADSWORTH RIGGS Rawboned . . . lanky ... a tangle of bones and a big smile ... as human as Huck Finn ... as genuine as a punch in the nose . . . Guy has captured the art of getting along with the world in all its aspects ... an ex-quartermaster from amphibious . . . Laughing Boy has an unconventional streak running clear through him . . . one that makes him more interesting and likeable than ever ... his tremendous flat feet thrash around in front of him in good-natured chaos . . . somehow he is connected with the oft quoted phrase I ' d rather he right than Riggs . . . charm doesn ' t seem a term that is really masculine . . . but Riggs can combine masculinity and charm in such proportions that they really jive . . . lover of life ' s earthy pursuits . . . simple beauty and wholesome thinking are colorful strains in his colorful outlook and attitude ... a pliable character that can fit into any niche and really have a good time doing it ... a gentleman above all else . . . Guy ' s good nature lets him in for loads of good-natured running from those around him ... an optimist . . . women . . . he ' s a natural . . . it ' s hard to luiderstand how he has remained unhooked as long as this . . . we sort of think Guy has the right things in the right amounts . . . and in the right places. PHOENIX ARIZONA DAVID LLOYD WRIGHT Others say it is sand, rock, and sagebrush . . . but to Dave it ' s home sweet home. What others fail to see are the green irrigated valleys . . . the mountains and cowboys . . . the air like sparkling burgundy . . . yellow deserts sprinkled with red rock . . . and organ cactus . . . but of course they don ' t have a copy of Arizona Highways to tell them. His habitually serious look has acquired for him the title of The Great Stone Face. Combine this with red hair ... the color and texture of Arizona sand . . . clipped short . . . dark eyes that narrow down to mere slits when angered . . . and you begin to see Dave. Now add a pair of cowboy boots and spurs ... a slight western drawl . . . and legs that don ' t quite meet in the middle . . . and the picture is complete. The plebes know him for his long lectures on why they should be good ... his wife for his desk drawer always well stocked with cigarettes ... his classmates for his hate of cold weather . . . and the women for his enigmatic character. With Anne Baxter as his cousin, a famous architect for a grandfather, and an uncle that sells Four Roses the least we can expect from Dave is a second John Paul Jones. 326 EUGENE SANDERS BOWERS Eugene S. Bowers, better known as Gene ... or to his best friends as Corts . . . because of his short rather pudgy stature. I assure you that Corts coming from Spanish and meaning short has no connection to his being on the short end of his Dago grades at different times. Gene is an all-around man . . . versatile as you might put it. In a crowd you can always hnd him . . . good for a dozen laughs . . . and doing his share to make the party far from dull. Before putting his sights on U.S. Navy Gene graced the University of Utah campus which is located in his home town of Salt Lake City . . . with his presence as an engineering student. For two years he strove for honors within the various academic halls of this institute. During the two years that he spent on the campus of the U. of U. his activities were many and varied. Besides being a member of a number of societies and clubs, Gene found time to participate in track and other athletics ... as well as making the local circles in his little Ford coupe. ' While not attending school Gene worked at various odd jobs some of which included clerk in the Post Office, contractors work at Hill Field, U.S. Army air Base and assisting his dad who is recognized as one of the best contractors in Utah. Gene ' s hobbies are typical of any Utah mountaineer as can readily be seen from his love for skiing. On the side he manages to work in photography and others. SALT LAKE CITY UTAH JOHN DeGOEDE The secret of success is constancy of purpose . . . determination and fight are the tools Johnny relies on . . . his trade-marks; a firm erect posture and a whim- sical half-smile expression . . . came to ' 48 via the back door . . . turned back by way of the Skinny Department . . . abundant energy is in harmony with his general restlessness . . . chronic pre-breakfast grouch . . . amiable and fun loving when sleep has worn off . . . slightly unconventional . . . will argue with anyone on anything . . . never shy about offering his opinions which are far from middle-of-the-roadish ... is appreciative of the fairer sex and never passes up an opportunity to become better acquainted with their enchanting world ... his jitterbugging abilities and his smooth vfraltz speak well for his endeavors ... his life previous to Navy explains his natural straightforward manner and outlook . . . fond of hunting, fishing, skiing and chasing jack rabbits into gopher holes . . . son of the wild west . . . even his midshipman ' s cap assimies the casual angle that is associated with a ten gallon felt . . . Johnny can conform to nearly any pattern . . . hop night he looks like a polished apple ... on the soccer field he looks like a mad mule . . . always ready to string along on any wild venture . . . loyal . . . hardworking . . . conscientious. OGDEN UTAH ROBERT CAMILLE VANCE Bud spent the best part of four years explaining and proving that there was something more in Utah than salt deserts ... he spoke of the scenery . . . majestic mountains . . . deep canyons . . . natural bridges ... the types he dis- played on his locker door. His camera recorded for the credulous the gay times to be had at the Patio and other places where the people of Ogden spend their Saturday nights. A mirror of the state ' s ideals . . . from the traditional Mormon religion ... to its motto . . . industry. His class standing reflected it ... as did the serious determination with which he completed his assigned work. An ardent believer in activity ... he spent his spare time dancing . . . horseback riding . . . swimming . . . sailing ... or in his favorite . . . football. At the Academy he lost enough weight to play 150-pound football . . . thus helped that team to victory and himself to a letter. Beneath the head of bushy hair and behind the usually furrowed brow lies buried some unusual talent ... his hobby of hypnotism . . . which really works . . . and a suppressed jocundity which sometimes emerges in a flash of wit. Usually cheerful ... his only complaints are the eyes that can squeeze a bare 5-20 . . . and the curse of a surname that won him the nickname of Philo. OGDEN UTAH 327 w RUTH NEVADA JOHN EVASOVICH His quiet unpretentious manner . . . made for him an abundance of friends . . . it was easy ... for to Ivan friendship had more than special significance ... at time he was even sensitive about it. He had his moods . . . but never projected them on others . . . seldom lost his temper . . . when he did he closed up like a clam. Seldom likes or dislikes by degrees or shades ... is more apt to be extreme one way or the other . . . it ' s either love or contempt ... in the latter category few things are tangible . . . holding the sack as section leader is prob- ably the only one mentionable. Most of those who took Russian had reasons for doing so . . . some like the idea . . . some didn ' t know any better . . . some made an error . . . but not John . . . with his Serbian background he did well ... in fact he starred in it and became an active member of the Russian Club. His daydreams take him back to Nevada ... to a mining shack nowhere in particular but away from somewhere ... to a small sheep herder ' s camp fire out under the desert stars . . . that was when he wanted to get away from it all . . . actually admits a fondness for the east rarely found in a westerner. LAS VEGAS NEVADA ROBERT STANLEY LEE Presenting a united combination of fun, laughter, and hilarity . . . the dynamic personality . . . rounded out with calisthenics and the happy smile . . . alert . . . quick . . . and corny . . . this is the external Handsome-Bob . . . but there is another . . . equally dynamic Lee. This is the Lee that blew in with the sands of Nevada . . . intense . . . intelligent . . . sober. The speaking-German-like-a- native Lee . . . the serious minded lad looking to the sea . . . the clean-cut kid. The man everybody ran because he took it so well ... the man that would drag a brick and say she was very nice ... he couldn ' t see what people meant by brick . . . couldn ' t see a lot of things . . . things he hadn ' t experienced in the land of sands and roulette . . . Bob had led a pure life ... he is still leading it . . . while we are the first to admit it ... he would wonder what a pure life was. Exercise is the ultimate in self improvement he would say ... if it ' s good for the body, he ' s for it . . . gotta stay in sha c . . . get a little workout . . . sure. Lefty, sure. Invariably takes things seriously til he sees the humor . . . and then it ' s funny for the rest of his life . . . laughs for half an hour at the sixteenth rendition. Go ahead . . . Lee . . . pour that sand out of your shoes. FERNLEY NEVADA CHARLES AUGUSTUS SHEEHAN People are still trying to figure out just how Chuck received his appointment to the Naval Academy since Nevada doesn ' t have the required population to rate one representative. However . . . Chuck swears that his state does have one representative . . . due to the big heartedness of the American people. Chuck has made quite a name for himself by playing basketball for Navy. His ball playing started m high school where he co-starred with his three brothers for a period of four years. Pre-Navy days were spent at the University of Nevada playing football, basketball, and throwing gay parties at the A.T.O. house. For the Gold and Blue, Chuck has w on his N twice. Although never starring in academics ... he always came through . . . with as little work as possible . . . and much moaning because his wives talked during study hour . . . keeping him awake. Chuck maintains that Navy Tech could be run on the same system as a fraternity . . . even though the Executive Department has tried to convince him that his theory is all wrong ... he is still a firm believer. His toaster . . . extra radio . . . et cetera, were hardly ever found. After serving his tour at sea Chuck is planning to apply for flight training ... the sea going Navy is much too slow. 328 ' Paci The other shore . . . the rangy roaring tranquility of the Pacific with Los Angeles sprawling north- ward to San Francisco, the city of the Night ... to Salem, Portland, and green Seattle. Medford and Walla Walla . . . the cathedral greatness of the forests in the ramulose Northwest. Oregon Pine . . . Douglas Fir . . . redwood . . . board feet by the billions . . . the natural climate . . . scenic color . . . seascapes . . . the gold . . . Hollywood . . . oil . . . cattle . . . cotton. The pleasures of man have been concentrated in the Pacific . . . the play spot of millions of drifting souls . . . spreading out from the Rockies . . . from the Owyhee . . . from the Columbia to the sea as independent as the man it produces. BENJAMIN WILLEY BEVIS His work at Columbia Prep brought him to the Academy with graduation somewhat more real than a dream . . . consistent work and planning got him here . . . kept him here . . . made his dream of graduation come true. Whether on academics or extracurricular affairs . . . planning brought him a good share of success . . . feels that he is accomplishing most when organizing some event . the next varsity crew meet . . . the next issue of the Trident ... or his next dragging week end. Ben ' s humor appreciation has always prevailed . . . even with the chips on the other side of the table . . . sketched his happy attitude into his painting. Bridge . . . one of Ben ' s favorite pastimes . . . was developed on the Randolph ... he does very well in that too. Most in his element at a social function ... his savoir faire helped everyone to be a little more genial. Ben has gleaned from the A cademy the qualities which he thinks . . . when mixed with hard work . . . will produce success. An attitude indicative of future accomplishment. Towheaded . . . talented . . . quick witted . . . always on the move. Watch him . . . when you get to the top . . . you ' ll find Ben. WENATCHEE WASHINGTON DAVID RICHARD HAMLIN Bom on Guam . . . lived in Hawaii . . . but now calls himself a Washingtonian . . . proud that he is a Navy Junior . . . came to us directly from high school . . . although younger than most of his classmates, he never is troubled with academics . . . slow . . . calm . . . certain, he comes through successfully. Spends his spare moments with some complicated radio circuit and playing with electrons . . . loves poetr y and classical music since they represent much of his personality . . . has no trouble in getting along with people . . . peaceful outlook on life . . . hops, informals, and v omen seldom stir him . . . always will listen to a classmates amourous adventures . . . roomed with Montalvo . . . what a combination these two made . . . future assured as a Naval officer . . . ready for the scenes of life yet to come ... is fond of sea duty . . . enjoys speaking Spanish . . . dislikes Maryland summers . . . too hot . . . but fond of winter weather . . . has traveled extensively . . . attended nine different grammar schools and seven different high schools . . . wants to become an engineer in electronics . . . the atomic age is here to stay . . . and so is Dave. What really goes on behind this quiet exterior is still a secret — but we like him. SEATTLE WASHINGTON I POMEROY WASHINGTON RICHARD BUCHET HODSON Richard Buchet Hodson . . . seems to have only existed in the East after having come to Navy from his beloved Great Northwest, namely Pomeroy, Wash- ington. Dick or Stud (to his closer friends) clamors for the wholesome out- doors and the life that goes with fishing in a cool, clear trout stream. Dick is a great one with the basketball which he handles with ease and proficiency ... he loves that game . . . same goes for tennis . . . during off-hours one can always find him playing one of the two. Academic trouble . . . what ' s that? . . . course, he has been known to hide his classmates slide rules and break their pencil points in class. But, he ' s forgiven. Dick loves " quality " music and his record gatherings take a goodly portion of his week-end liberties. Nelson Eddy is one of the tops with him. If you ever want to make a little wager on a sports event, see Dick ... he always gives points. Little girls, or even big girls, don ' t phase him. They ' re destined to play a larger part in his life later on . . . when he has the time and feels like being distracted. Any commissary department will come out on the short end while feeding this man ... he loves his chow, and usually manages to put away his share in any man ' s lan- guage. 330 JOHN WINTON KLINEFELTER Way back in 1925 Jocko came u{ on the scene even then bragging about the famous Japanese Current which is supposed to make Seattle the Florida of the West Coast . . . took up skiing as a hobby and recreational sport. Attended University of Washington and Rutherford Prep . . . will we ever forget his exploits in Santa Monica? ... not if he can help it. Passed the entrance require- ments . . . entered Navy . . . became coxswain of the undefeated plebe crew . . . later promoted to varsity coxswain . . . has easygoing disposition which brings him through everything. Not troubled by academics . . . tries to be a second Don Juan with varying success . . . wants to become a big industrialist some day . . . always following the stock market like a hawk ... has visions of the Winton Motor Car regaining its former place in the automotive field . . . usually capable of fast thinking when put on the spot . . . spends Christmas leaves in any cheerful manner that presents itself ... his future assured . . . action speaks louder than words . . . has laughing sharp eyes which snap from spot to spot . . . smiling . . . but still drilling holes in whatever they see . . . how much they record is a mystery . . . they seem to accompany his neat wiry make-up in blended style . . . flagrantly blond Jocko pumping someone ' s hand and giving them the once over. SEATTLE WASHINGTON MILTON CLAY McFARLAND Mac ' s middle name was no misnomer . . . Henry Clay the orator had nothing on him . . . never stopped orating . . . any subject . . . pick a subject . . . from the Navy to . . . the finer things in life . . . Mac will deliver an opinion on them all . . . maybe it ' s hereditary ... his father is a minister . . . wonder if he needed a gouge for his sermons ... if he did that ' s hereditary too . . . Mac had a gouge for everything . . . files of ' em . . . plebe year, youngster year . . . every year . . . forsook the pulpit of his father for a pilot boat in Alaskan waters . . . after a year at University of Washington . . . quite mechanical minded . . . hard head, that is ... at Navy he devoted a good deal of his time to the Mechanical Engineering Club . . . president of it as reward for his tireless efforts . . . mainly along the line of persuading others to join . . . what a salesman . . . sure had no trouble selling his drags on the Navy ... a steady customer for Dahlgren Hall on Saturday night ... if there ' s something worth remembering, it should be ■written down . . . included a gouge on addresses as well as academics ... a football and basketball enthusiast . . . starred on second batt team . . . now it ' s a sermon on aviation ... if Mac will be a fly boy ... he may lack an audience up there in the clouds. BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON WILLIAM VINCENT MOORE A product of the scenic West . . . the land of evergreens . . . waterfalls . . . and mountains . . . yet Vince could tell you much more about the brass rail and smell of beer at Casey ' s bar around the corner than any of the natural beauty spots in Spokane. A powerful build made him a valuable man in sports. In the fall he was getting bruises with the J.V. football squad ... in the spring he was accomplishing the same result . . . with the varsity lacrosse team. His carefree manner is due to his ability to get something done with a minimum of effort . . . other traits include a facility for filling a whole room with smoke from his well-caked briar ... a knack for bridge and poker . . . played sys- tematically, interspersed with luck ... a capacity for coffee . . . which he con- sumes by the gallon . . . and the will power to stop chewing his fingernails . . . with the aid of an interested party . . . who is helping to shape his destiny. Ever since his days as a radio-gunner in the Navy . . . flying has been continually on his mind ... he won ' t be completely happy until those gold wings arc pinned on. But flyboy or not . . . he ' s sure to answer each new assignment of work with his familiar words . . . not too much ' . SPOKANE WASHINGTON 331 W9m PAUL LEWIS UINN The first thing you ' re consicious of upon meeting Paul is that height ... all six feet four inches of it . . . then on the double take you notice that white thatch of crowning glory on top . . . with the inevitable big grin setting it off. Height is the key word with Pablo ... he stands among the highest in his class . . . high in the field of sports ... a varsity crew man and basketballer . . . and the very highest in the eyes of all who know him. Hailing from Tacoma, Wash- ington . . . State of Washington that is, as we so often hear . . . Paul attributes his height to the irrevocable fact that there they grow everything big . . . from apples to the boys who stroke the Huskies ' crew. Paul ' s year and a half in the Army Air Corps enabled him to enter Tech without the usual abrupt shock of the change from civilian life ... it was just khakis to blues . . . and he still wants to fly. Conscientious . . . hard-working . . . but ever ready to laugh makes Paul a grand person . . . and his unfailing desire to help . . . offer a little sympathy ... or sacrifice something for someone else make him truly a buddy. We are counting on big things from Pablo. TACOMA WASHINGTON YAKIMA WASHINGTON TERRY ALLAN ROSS The fame of Yakima apples came to the Naval Academy with Terry from the great Northwest . . . since second class cruise ■when v e were served apples the size of marbles bearing the famous Yakima label he has been strangely quiet on the subject. He maintained his lily-white complexion by keeping out of range of the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. On cruise he could always be found below decks ... or if in port, sampling the local spirits. The Marines in Guantanamo knew him well ... he was practically a permanent fixture of their recreation hall. Terry ' s fame as a singer has spread throughout Bancroft Hall. The section lustily singing Army Mule while marching to class before a football game was certain to contain him. His lack of harmony was compensated in volume. A staunch believer in the reg book . . . never committing such crimes as not being in bed by taps or leaving the radio on five or ten minutes after study hour had begun. Reef Points took much of Terry ' s spare time ... he turned out a lot of the copy in this year ' s book. The fact that he has been a charter member of the sub squad probably induced him to follow his brother into submarines . . . where a man that can ' t stay on top of the water is duly appreciated. CHARLES REASE BRALEY, JR. Every bit of his five feet and one-half inches is utilized in his distinctive rolling stride ... an outstanding identification feature. Possesses a thick black mop of hair . . . which he brushes continually . . . and which has a deep wave. His actions and speech are quick precise and distinct, clipped and stacatto ... it is the British in him some say. He reads anything and everything . . . even the advertisements . . . giving him a tremendous backlog of reserve odd facts and information . . . can inform anyone about anything. His power of concentration on the texts is prodigious and rock bound . . . enabling him to ask more ques- tions in class than any other ten men . . . remarks on the weather each day . . . lending his predications to all ... a hangfire from his days in the aerology school at Lakehurst. Claims to be a bachelor . . . but has been known to count the pickets on the fence occasionally . . . this is natural inasmuch as his primary objective is aviation . . . makes an excellent party man . . . it ' s the carefree ap- proach. His participation in track and his general wealth of sports information has made him a member of the press detail. Tried to raise a mustache once . . . even he thought it was ghastly when it started growing in all directions at once ... it was eliminated. MEDFORD OREGON I 332 ANDREW LOUIS FRAHLER Andy was born with a baseball bat in his hand and a smile on his face. He carried both with him through his Academy life . . . even managed to sport the latter in the dreary days of the Dark Ages. The grcatist ptchtng arm in organiztd haschall started his career in the great Northwest . . . finally blossoming forth to Navy where he proved his ability by earning a varsity letter each year and becoming captain of the team. He did not confine his sp orts interests to baseball alone ... his knowledge and talent in this field was reflected by his frequent articles in the Leg. A loyal son of the Northwest ... he could never reconcile himself to the habits of the people in the crowded East ... his thoughts con- tinually reverted back to his home state and the outdoors for which he yearned. Combining his ready smile with a shrewd business mind . . . Andy has the qualifications of a successful executive . . . he ' s always open for suggestions and eager to make a profit in any enterprise. Easily taking academics in his stride ... his inherent good nature and common sense will win him the same successes elsewhere that he has had here. HENRY BIDDLE JOHNSON After living for eighteen years in Oregon rainstorms . . . Hank became so water- logged that he decided the only life for him was sailing with the Navy ... at least he could stay on top of the water that way. It apparently suited him, too ... his 32 continously gleaming hunks of ivory were constantly in motion help- ing to keep his classmates in as happy a state of mind as possible. To sleep constantly has been Hank ' s constant advice on how to best take Navy life . . . but any accusations directed at him for sleeping all the time are definitely false . . . the truth is that he lived from one Steam movie to the next. Noted for his escapades on liberty ... he hasn ' t satisfactorily explained yet how he wound up in the wrong hotel after his first football liberty. His quiet, unassuming blue eyes and blond hair always made Hank a ready and appreciated drag for the O.A.O. ' s girl friend. More than five minutes alone with Hank was quite a risk . . . the eastern girls soon discovered that a West Coast gentleman knew all the tricks of the trade too. Like the imhappy but intelligent fifty per cent of his class he had no O.A.O. His thorough indoctrination into the Navy spirit should warrant a successful career in the Fleet. DELTON BOYER PRUNER Del came to Navy after attending Oregon State . . . V-12 at Willamette . . . he can ' t spell it either . . . and NAPS. He is not one of the B boys trying to stand number one . . . standing number two would be O.K. with him . . . according to Del, Bull is sheer fruit . . . Dago is something else . . . strictly vegetable. A slow easygoing manner . . . has no time for arguments . . . never gives opinions unless asked . . . occasionally a flow of adjectives stream from his mouth extolling the glorious State of Oregon . . . any mention of Oregon in any magazine sends chills up and down his spine. Del ' s varsity sports are his studies . . . would easily win an N star in any one but would rather play em all . . . company cross-country and military track absorb the rest of his nervous energy. His chief hobby is an avid desire to read books and magazines . . . any- thing from Mother Goose to Atomic Fission. Pressing academic duties are doing a pretty good job of relegating his hobby to a back seat . . . especially since this new decelerated peacetime schedule has been in effect. Never one to enjoy the social pleasures of drinking and smoking Del ' s dissipations run from fresh women to beautiful food ... lay on McDuff. PORTLAND OREGON SALEM OREGON RIDDLE OREGON 333 HUGH DONALD ADAIR, JR. Nobodv has ever quite figured Adair out . . . somewhere he picked up the handle Cactus Jack and that only lends fiiel to the fire of mystery which surrounds him . . . this level-headed character has plenty of rumors tacked on him that may be clues to the real story behind his calm outer shell. Some say he rode the west- ern range as a deputy sheriff when he was still in his middle teens ... he comes from Atlanta and has a lush southern drawl that fits perfectly with his reserved nature and untouchable poise. Erect posture . . . alert appearance . . . militar- istic air about his actions and manners . . . we wonder sometimes if Jack ' s bliss- ful innocence and gullible attitude aren ' t just a clever guise to give us an oc- casional laugh. Quiet . . . serious to the nth degree . . . and, ironically enough, just a slightly different sense of humor . . . can never quite understand what amuses him . . . but amused he is, upon occasion Cactus is a conscientious worker and finds time for much that isn ' t included in the regular schedule ... has a nice build earned through many hours of exercise and energetic participation in the more manly sports . . . Cactus is really an interesting classmate and we ' ve always had loads of fun with him ... his trail will not be the beaten path. LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA ROBERT CLYDE ALLEN Doc left a three-year term in the Fleet to join the ranks at Navy Tech. A saltier Navy man has never cruised Bancroft ' s corridors. His nickname — Doc — can also be traced back to his enlisted days . . . and his duties as a pharmacist mate, second class. The stations he served were many and varied ... a trail of broken hearts from Annapolis to Palmyra has been left by the casual Doc on his way from one place to another. Doc spent the biggest part o f his spare time broad- ening his knowledge of poetry ... he liked anything from " Casey at the Bat " to " The Sonnets from the Portuguese. " He had much of it memorized too . . . a couple of Manhattans was enough encouragement to get him to recite. When it comes to sea stories Doc can keep pace with the experts. His repertoire is one of the largest and the best . . . instead of dragging he would indoctrinate the civilian population of the East Coast in the ways of Navy life. The best description of the doctor would be to say he looks like Alan Ladd . . . reason enough why you should watch your drag when he is aroimd. Aggressive as a puppy . . . Doc knows how to make the best of the moment at hand . . . that ' s his secret to success. WILLIAM STEVENSON MacLAREN ARNOLD That long name belongs to a long fellow . . . Arnold ' s resemblance to Abraham Lincoln doesn ' t end with mere physical and facial likeness . . . quiet to an ex- treme . . . over-tolerant of others . . . broadminded and sympathetic. Ath- letically he is eager but ungifted . . . talented at handy work and crafts that require patience and exactness. Arnold is about the only Navy Junior we know who hasn ' t claimed to be an authority on the world in general . . . some people would call Arnold shy . . . he ' s just one of those persons who has learned that the listener learns twice as much as the talker. Arnold isn ' t a mixer . . . content to make a few true friends and to pursue his special interest alone he finds the crowd foreign to his quiet manner and outlook. High morals and ideals set his goal at the very top and if industry and good old down to earth plugging have anything to do with success then he ' ll reach that goal in the stars. True to the very core . . . with unswerving sincerity ... he puts himself out to be consider- ate and would rather hurt himself than another. Obliging and cooperative . . . Arnold doesn ' t make much noise but he is a man destined to win the hearts of many and the admiration of all. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA I 334 EDWARD MARION AXTELL, JR. Ed, always in a good nature no matter what the time of day or place, hails from the town of Yrelca which sets back in the hills of Northern California. Blackie was reared in the atomsphere of the cattle, mining and lumber country. He spent his summer vacations, and days off from school fishing and hunting. He was known for miles around as the fisherman who always got the limit. A deer on the first day of deer hunting season was a common occurence to Young Ed. He attended high school in Yreka making quite a name for himself. While in school Ed starred in football, baseball and track. His left hand passing and broken field running led his football team to the county championships. He was a straight A student in academics. After graduating he attended Central Missouri State Teachers College under the V-5 program. With the hope of Annapolis always foremost in his thoughts, he, one day received a third alternate to Navy. Physical and mental qualifications cut the odds down until Ed was first on the list. Ed straightway passed all the tests required and his dream was a reality, he was a plebe. After retiring from the Navy, Ed wants to settle down in his northern California and spend his last days with his O. A.O. hunting and fishing in the land of his first love. GRENADA CALIFORNIA RICHARD WARD BATES Thinness . . . tall gaunt thinness . . . hands thin . . . hands of an artist, violin player, or draftsman ... a sinister figure walking erect ... a rigid thin erectness ... an intensity of self-application rarely found in any man ... a worker with speed and agility ... a personality which draws friends and still remains strangely alone ... a person who is eternally conscious of what he does and why . . . never attempts to escape . . . seldom attending movies . . . rarely play- ing cards . . . occupied by things which pass from hand to hand and stop at his door . . . production problems . . . from every publication ne ar the Naval Academy . . . layout . . . types . . . engravings . . . content . . . make-up . . . art . . . photography ... all at some time receive his stern faced approbation or opprobrium . . . here, Diogenes put down the lamp and rest . . . for it is an honest man . . . giving advice which is always honest, only when asked . . . ranging from the integrated simple to the more ramified complex . . . they bring all difficulties to this cool machine . . . working efficiently and directly with thin long hands and a shock of lank hair over his forehead . . . Bates the gaunt, erect, thin figure. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA ORAL JOHN BILDERBACK John made the trip to the Academy via the long and hard way. He entered the Navy just before the war and served on the U.S.S. Enterprise and U.S.S. Saratoga during the earlier part of the conflict. He later was transferred to the Naval Academy Preparatory School, Bainbridge, Maryland, where he studied before entering with a Fleet appointment. John ' s home is in Los Angeles, Cali- fornia, and he swears up and down that he ' ll wait forever if necessary until he has found that certain western girl. John took an active interest in the many Academy activities during his four years of midshipman life, and is an honor member of the " squadron. " You can ' t say he was a real liberty hound, but he was always ready to get in a little jlight time. One of John ' s favorite tricks was to study in the sack . . . especially after lunch. He always said that you had to be comfortable in order to do your best . . . and those desk chairs are pretty hard. John has made many close friends at the Academy and everyone knows that he ' ll go a long way out in the Fleet. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 335 i FLOYD HARRY BLIZARD First met his family in Manila . . . P.I. . . . that didn ' t fool him ... he was a California boy at heart . . . struggled through thirteen years of his life . . . ' til he was able to bring the clan to Vallejo. Started out as a chubby . . . brown- haired . . . bright-eyed little fellow . . . now he ' s Bliz. He became a man with a purpose . . . one sunny California day . . . when he tangled with a bicycle . . . and its fair rider. Armed with a desire to see the world ... as an Academy graduate ... an appointment and a brain to match ... he entered Rutherford Prep in Long Beach . . . California . . . where his major subject was the acquisition of enough sun to last him through four years of Maryland ' s climate. With a beautiful tan . . . and a one-way ticket to Annapolis . . . Bliz started across the continent . . . midwestern floods nearly made him late for his assignment to duty in the U.S.N. Industry . . . activity . . . and a will to win . . . left him with little to worry about . . . and time to burn. Spent it in the gym ... in the box- ing loft and planning for that June Week in 1948. An accomplished dancer . . . a radio addict ... a pajama top artist ... a determined individual . . . will go far . . . maybe back to California! VALLEJO CALIFORNIA RONALD STEWART BURTON The old Burteroo . . . one of the better known California sunbeams . . . came to the Academy as a rangefinder operator. Has that perennial California bronze appearince and chiseled face . . . both bring in the drags. Never gets over- excited . . . none have ever seen him mad, bitter, or wrought ... is six feet two and looks like an athlete . . . not being satisfied with this; he is an athlete . . . basketball . . . football . . . and baseball ... the last is his forte ... on the moimd he acts and pitches like professional material. In the academic line Ron keeps the echelons guessing as to whether or not he ' ll make it up to the last critical moment ... a rather dangerous, but nevertheless successful, form of occupation ... his ambitions are only academic in a vague way: sleep . . meet people . . . play baseball. Calm . . . good-natured . . . athletic . . . sincere . . . rugged ... a Californian with a proof more vivid than a sworn statement . . . that outdoor tan. Believes the Pacific is the best ocean to live by . . . swim in ... fly over . . . sail on ... or look at ... is liable to end up doing them all. Means to take his curly head back to Newport . . . California ... for no other reason than to soak up four years of lost Vitamin D. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA NICHOLAS ANTHONY CASTRUCCIO If it ' s not the biggest or the best it ' s not from California ... so says Nick the typical Californian . . . Los Angeles variety. His happiest moments are spent in the summer on the breakers at Laguna Beach or wearing down the highways of the great Golden State. His virtues . . . generosity . . . unsurpassable mental capability ... on the ball characteristics ... are balanced by a touch of laziness coupled with a part time lack of ambition. Batt football has seen quite a bit of him . . . when a sprained eyebrow would not prevent him from straining his bed with his 175 pounds. Academics interested him very little . . . although he savvied everything . . . yet who else has tried to put a DD445 turbine in a hot rod. Photography is his favorite diversion . . . most of the pictures being of Nicholas Anthony . . . taken by . . . yes . . . Nicholas Anthony. We know Nick by his ability to sail and to antagonize people ... his pastimes of plucking his eyebrows and chewing his fingemails ... his habits of dining out and still buying game tickets for his first classman ' s parents ... his skill at creating hop-ups and diving for abalone . . . and having the latest most complete record collection in Bancroft Hall. SAN MARINO •CALIFORNIA 336 DEAN DOUGLAS DeWITT Cheerful . . . happy . . . served a year in USNR V-6 . . . optimistic . . . seen with a pipe except when with a cigar. Addicted to reading . . . anything . . . especially fiction and Naval history. No savoir ... no bucket ... a born 2PO . . . hopeful of a Naval career of 20 to 30 years ... no permanent girl in mind . . . anything but a Red Mike. Member of radiator squad except when duty calls . . . likes music with a touch of the semi-classical . . . Stardust . . . Riuipoiy in Blue. Likes to talk . . . about places and things . . . Chicago . . . Los Angeles . . . Washington, D.C. . . . Caribbean. Came in on USN appointment . . . dull in Dago . . . but weren ' t a lot of us. Wants neither air nor subs. Favorite recreation . . . dancing . . . watching football games. Never drags blind . . . curly hair in spots. Hopes to make it home for Christmas at least once during stay at the Academy ... a helpful hand to any body needing it . . . likes batt office watches . . . hates the deck . . . 200 pounds . . . radio always on . . . when possible . . . non-reg . . . without being gross . . . always grabbing an extra few minutes of sleep . . . which he usually needs. No serious hobbies but likes to tinker with the piano without too large an audience . . . game for a hand of bridge any time . . . although not an expert at the game . . . poker or blackjack ... an over-all optimist . . . live and let live. SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA EDWARD FRANKLIN DUNCAN Ed . . . the boy with the curly blond hair and magnificent build . . . claims the whole State of California for his home . . . he ' s lived in towns everywhere from the Rocky Mountain range to the Pacific Coast. He started out in his father ' s footsteps as another Casey Jones . . . and continued his career after seven Dc cember out by joining the Marines and railroading the Japs out of Guadalcanal. His athletic reputation has followed him from high school . . . through the Marine Corps . . . into the Academy. A star in high school track . . . football . . . and tennis ... he was a golden gloves finalist in the Marines and won the brigade boxing championship at Navy with ease . . . plus an N-star for his pole vaulting ability. An air of cheerfulness ... an ability to inject humor into an otherwise unfortunate situation ... an aversion to worry . . . made him a pleasant companion. Even the Academic Departments could not worry him. If he bilged he would shrug his shoulders and come up with the right answers on the re-exam. Despite the rough time he had with the Marines in his last tour of duty It has always been his first love. DUNSMUIR CALIFORNIA RICHARD THOMAS DUNCAN, JR. Born in Joplin, Missouri, Dune moved to Los Angeles at a very tender age . . . thus giving him the distinction of being a Californian by choice. A vociferous expounder of the charms of that state Dune ate, slept, and dreamed V-8 road- sters between school hours . . . working on hopped-up jobs to run at the dry lakes with a passionate zeal ... a bowler ... an advocate of super hamburgers and super malts at the super dnve-ins ... a swimmer and hand stander at the beaches. Dune joined the Navy in ' 43 at the President ' s request . . . wrangled a Fleet appointment and followed the rough road from NAPS to Tech. The main gate to Tecumseh to Bancroft Hall . . . then back to Tecumseh ... he couldn ' t believe it ... a nose that turned down as much as his turns up. At Navy a mediocre student . . . gym team enthusiast . . . Dago savoir . . . and a pipe-smoking . . . platter-playing liberty hound. Dune likes the Navy and his heart is set on winning those gold flying wings ... he already has several hours flying time to his credit with the post-hop squadron . . . being as his O.A.O. lives 13 minutes from Bancroft Hall ... as a midshipman runs . . . that is. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 337 mm LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA HERBERT KENNETH GATES, JR. Herbie . . . tall, slim, handsome with a very short crew cut ... a savoir but not a slash ... an observant character with record-like memory . . . study hours his room was jammed with classmates clamoring for help . . . everyone came to Herbie to weep and relate their tales of woe . . . very friendly and helpful to anyone who needed sympathy . . . extremely thoughtful ... his locker was always loaded with chow ... he was always one of the first to hit the town on liberty days . . . strictly a liberty hoimd but not too keen on dragging . . . Herbie collects records from the long haired to swing . . . had one of the largest collections in the Academy . . . likes to take a chance on most any- thing . . . but never one to overlook his odds . . . very widely read in almost all subjects . . . possesses a background for intellectual discussions on most anything from Tolstoy to the human mind and its eccentricities. Reads and collects all the latest books . . . not to overlook his avid following of the funny papers. Herbie ' s family lived in Annapolis during his plebe and youngster years ... a fortunate midshipman sans nostalgia. A Navy Junior . . . under- standably his desire in life was always to become a Naval officer . . . always will be remembered for his excellent humor, personality, and thoughtfulness for all. HUGH HILTON GOODWIN, JR. A w orld of our Navy blue and gold has always been a dream world to Hugh . . . a Navy Junior . . . raised under the plebe system he will only be happy in the Navy carrying out his greatest ambition ... to be a successful Naval officer. Plebes stormed his room for extracurricular instruction . . . asking questions and getting help ... or just listening to his radio. It did not take them long to learn that this remarkable lad . . . never without his U.S.N.A.R. pocket edition . . . was a walking Knight ' s Seamo and Bluejackets Manual all rolled into one. A hunter ... a fisherman ... a great advocat e of the Golden State . . . and if not actually a woman-hater ... at least a Red Mike. Has a keen sense of right and wrong ... a clear understanding of truth and fairness which will win for him great respect and admiration in the future. Youngster cruise taught him what the floating Navy was like . . . second class cruise proved his convictions about there being only one real Navy . . . the one with wings . . . first class cruise verified his beliefs. When there was free time and good weather that fellow with the wicked serve . . . the curly black hair and dark sun tan was Hugh. He could always give the better tennis players a good workout. SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA MORRIS REED GRADY Grady . . . that man with the loping stride that has driven dozens of section leaders to the very fringes of insanity . . . Grady . . . that man with the fiery caustic tongue that is famous for lashing out with witty sarcasm at anything which bothered him . . . Grady . . . that man who picked up his pre-Navy education all the way from Massachusetts to the hallowed halls of the University of California . . . Grady that man with too many nicknames . . . answers to anything if you shout loud enough. Reed has his heart and mind set on gradua- tion right now and can ' t be bothered with post-graduation plans . . . but looks like he ' s headed for a good stretch with dear old Navy. Academics have been more of a trouble than a real problem. Just can ' t figure out how the weather in Maryland and the weather in Southern California can exist in the same country . . . has been busy collecting blankets for those Maryland winters ever since he arrived and he still thinks it ' s a mite chilly. Grady is a pretty serious fellow and throws himself wholeheartedly into whatever he deems worthy of his effiarts and attention. Those long legs and that witty tongue are his distinctive trade-marks . . . his slightly unpredictable manner make him an interesting classmate ... it is sort of chilly, isn ' t it Reed? SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA 338 KEVIN HANLON Faith ani hcgorry . . . he ' s as Irish as Paiiy ' s fig. These were the very words spoken by mother Hanlon on the day of Rollo ' s birth . . . and it ' s true they are too . . . a chip off the old Blarney Stone and a true son of the Kelly green. A shock of red hair ... a mass of freckles . . . and an ever-present grin have been identified with Kevin in his years at Navy. Hup-tup ' thrup-foah . . . ivlw me . . . out of step . . . don ' t he idiotic. Rollo is a nice dog ... is that the captain ' s kid . . . famed for his cutthroat tactics in the section room . . . and for his ability on the football and lacrosse fields . . . iclio says I ' m not Irish. Solid . . . trustworthy . . . steadfast in his ideals . . . good humored . . . honorable . . . that is Kevin Han- lon. What ' s that ... a party . . . hold it . . . wait for me. His is not the beaten path but where he does go he will leave his mark . . . always a Navy man . . . always will be busy making friends and spreading that happy smile and ready hand . . . and if the Navy can ' t handle him he ' s just the guy who will find bigger fields. A pliable mind that probes every corner and produces some amaz- ing results . . . abounding in vitality which has not been dampened even by the pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate to leave ... a fellow we will always be glad to meet again. CORONADO CALIFORNIA HARLEY STAFFORD HARRIS, JR. Harley is one of those Sunkist lads. Obviously the United States is a small part of California . . . how else? Came to Navy from the Fleet ... if you can call a tug boat operating in Frisco harbor part of the Fleet ... he does. Tall tales flew thick and thin when Harley took up his preparation for the Academy . . . branded the slush-barge sailor ... he wore his title graciously ... the sImsIi ifiisn ' t so had hut the liberty they forced on me every night was an ordeal. An amiable grin and pleasant disposition won him a following of friends. When another hand was needed at poker . . . when a baseball team was in the making ... or when a drinking buddy was needed . . . Harley was always there. Always the nigged outdoorsman . . . Harley faithfully scrutinizes his FieU and Stream with an interest found only in the sportsman. Summer leaves find Harris anywhere between Canada and Mexico ... in the mountains or on the shore . . . trying his luck with a rifle or fishing rod. Harley ' s mania is cowboy music . . . there being no other great music . . . however when Bing puts out with most anything his assertion weakens. That new-fangled invention . . . the automobile . . . just doesn ' t hold a shine to a horse for beauty . . . comfort . . . and all-round gittin ' whdr ' you ' re goin ' ability. MAYWOOD CALIFORNIA STANLEY RUSSELL HA WE Russ comes to us from a Navy town . . . San Diego. Ambition to come to the Naval Academy came long ago when he was a boy scout earning his merit badges by tying knots in blue and gold strings. High school days found him dividing his time between lolling on the beaches and snifling the ether as an amateur radio operator. This, proved to be a valuable background for his future Naval career . . . after enlisting in 1941 he served three years as a Navy radioman. The versatility of this California gentleman has left its stamp upon many Brigade activities. Cartoons and drawings from his pen have graced many Academy publications . . . and have been very popular. A winning personality . . . dashing good looks . . . and an interesting conversationalist . . . he has used these traits to win many feminine admirers. Practical jokes are his forte — if not new they are certainly different — he is always present at a frolic or a fray partaking in the action with great gusto and energy. Russ has been all out for the submarine service since spending part of his youngster year leave at New London . . . that ' s why we think he ' ll be after those dolphins at the earliest possible moment. SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA 339 i KARL HUBERT HUSS, JR. After completing his high school education at Belmont High . . . the prof tried his hand at sheet metal work and radio . . . finally gave this up and came into the Navy . . . served aboard an Eagle Boat for a while. His greatest skill is in repairing radios and electrical equipment . . . which he does with a pro- fessional touch. He has endeared himself to many of his classmates by going to work with his test instruments and giving their radios new life. His spare time is spent dabbling in photography and taking apart everything from alarm clocks to jallopies. Takes a serious interest in music . . . likes to play his accordion or listen to records on his home-made phonograph. Hates brassy swing and lifeless chamber music . . . worships colorful and exotic Spanish tangos. He has fought a never-ending battle with the Bull Department . . . likes Ford cars . . . corresponds with several femmes . . . believes in safety in numbers. Doesn ' t drink much coffee . . . afraid it will corrode his insides . . . prefers something smoother. Spends all his leaves in Kansas City, Mo. . . . occupies himself with motion pictures . . . dancing . . . roller skating . . . con- vinced he has aged ten years in the past four. Will go far if he can find a job involving radios . . . electric lights ... or nuclear physics. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA I ARTHUR LYMAN MARKEL If he was there everybody knew it . . . big . . . smiling . . . confident . . . un- inhibited ... a bit conceited ... he showed all those teeth when he smiled . . . was once observed polishing up his molars at three in the morning . . . maybe that is why they called him the toothpaste kid. Friendly w ith plebes . . . took them under his wing to protect them from the system he did not like ... on the athletic field it was different . . . rough . . . tough . . . determined . . . always banged up after a game whether it was as end on the football team or slinging a stick on the lacrosse team . . . threw a mean glove in the Brigade boxing championships. Fresh from U.C.L.A. and those great teams on the coast . . . started out on the varsity . . . California . . . ask him if there is another state in the union. One way or another he got by academics . . . always seeking information on the ways of women . . . thought they were just opponents in a game such as football . . . never failed to flash his teeth . . . his trump in snaking activities . . . remained a clean living kid with a passion for fresh air and rough exercise . . . simple . . . trusting . . . thoughtless at times when it came to being rough . . . just didn ' t have an answer to Markel for All-American. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA I PAUL VINCENT MARTENSON The Pacific coast has everything . . . football . . . weather . . . women . . . and Pablo ... at least that is what we are constantly informed. From high school he went in search of a job . . . found one in the famous Wells-Fargo Bank. The University of San Francisco then came in for their share of his scholastic time. Soccer became a favorite pastime . . . followed by company rough and tumble sports. Fond of good books . . . biographies . . . sleeping . . . ready to drag at any time . . . will enter a discussion on any subject vociferously expressing his opinion until the last. Dreams of a convertible for graduation . . . then plans to take life easy for a while. Believes the Academy is an excellent place to be from . . . also thinks final exams are taboo ... or should be at least. Give him . . . civilian clothes . . . hand painted ties . . . good music (by Tommy Dorsey, that is) . . . another cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to take care of his feminine interests there ... a more comfortable uniform . . . more opportunity to sun bathe ... an abimdance of queens . . . and he will be satisfied for a while before wandering on to new discoveries. Has acquired a liking for cities other than those in California . . . but the Golden Gate is where he likes to be . . . via the Pacific Fleet ... of course. SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 340 FRANK EDWARD MATHEWS Frank is one of the quieter boys around the Hall . . . about the only thing that can get him stirred up are derogatory remarks about his home state. Like all local boys from the golden state ... he takes any unsavory reflections on the merits of his state as a personal insult. He knows all the facts and figures about the state ' s greatness and is prepared to argue for hours to prove he is right. Sincere and studious ... he works hard on his lessons, and when not dragging his fiancee loves to read his many classical books. Dislikes jazz . . . noise . . . and movies. Convinced that the Lighter Than Air Service is the up and coming branch of the Navy . . . he ' ll stick by his blimps come hell or high water. A fiend for gadgets and mechanisms . . . takes a childlike interest in tearing things apart to see what makes them run ... or thinking up new ideas and ways of improving existing machines. If Frank had his way he would be a permanent member of the radiator squad . . . but somehow he always winds up contributing his skill to some company squad. Having once been a pho- tographer ... he is very interested in cameras and pictures . . . plans to take it up as a hobby again before long. REDLANDS CALIFORNIA • ELMER AUSTIN McCALLUM, JR. Supporting his home state of California with the usual enthusiasm of the boys from the Golden state ... he nevertheless possesses a degree of modesty and friendliness that make his claims of the great state not only tolerable but enjoyable. Not a star man . . . but he always stood high in his class . . . because of hard work and sincere effort. Not a drudge . . . Mac spent much of his time in athletics . . . mostly aquatic. His fish-like characteristics made the swimming pool his favorite place to spend his recreational hours. He put his ability to work in winning a varsity N on the swimming team ... he also plays a mean game of water polo. A jazz fan . . . Bunny is able to spot a potentially great tail-gate trombonist while listening to a symphony orchestra. He keeps tab on all the latest recordings and a memory file of all the greats in jazz. Being a confirmed Red Mike ... he drags only on occasion . . . and these occa- sions are always replete with many difficulties . . . such as discovering sud- denly that he is host to three or four girls on the same week end. Bunny has a love for flying dating back to his fly-boy days . . . that ' s why we expect to be seeing him wearing those golden wings before too long. BELVEDERE CALIFORNIA JOHN KNOX McCONEGHY, JR. A very good example of a deceptive character ... his idea of humor was found in the numerous practical jokes he very carefully planned against anyone from first class down to plebes . . . but particularly on his classmates . . . could assume any expression from the very serious to the completely gullible with no outward trace of the cimning and satire in his mind . . . one never knew what went on there in his brain . . . except perhaps his close friends, who were often trapped in his web of jokes, and the very serious expressions that were easy for Mac to feign. For a little over a year he fought a losing battle with the system, but it suddenly changed to a winning fight when he stopped being SOPUS on the E.D. squad with respect to time spent there . . . the odd thing about it is that he did not change at all . . . remaining radical to the end. Not a good mixer, but a man who was capable of inspiring the utmost of confidence if he cared to do so ... a likeable guy when he wanted to be . . . warmly friendly to his friends . . . definitely anti-crowd, preferring his own ideas. His main desire in life was to go to West Point and be an Army man. A man who hated sham when in a serious mood and never hesitated to sham those he did not like. SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 341 JOHN WILLIAM McCORD Ex Nihileo nihil fit ... it is said that John was discovered by an archeologist in the ruins of a Yacci village in Mexico. Fronti nulla fides . . . John developed into a reasonable facsimile of advanced primate. Bouncing, rolling, cavorting in pais de las montanas occupied the first eight years of his existence. Smuggled into California . . . basked and basted for eight more years . . . well chilled by Montana snow . . . seasoned with Bacchean brew and served to the Navy in 1942 . . . completes the recipe for dumpling a la McCord. A light but heady dish with a stimulating tang . . . gastronomically perfect when served to 2800 mid ' n . . . makes life worth living . . . nevertheless it is as substantial and wholesome as our daily bread ... a correction combining the health of Cali- fornia oranges . . . the hominess of oatmeal and the mirthful spirit of champagne . . . amicus humai generis . . . the round man with the tooth out . . . or in . . . however you want it . . . sense of honor on two feet . . . personification of a boisterous good time . . . never a dull moment . . . never a dull word. That ' s the John who will go right on winning a place for himself wherever he goes . . . that ' s the John who has won his place at Navy. SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA DONALD ANTHONY McIVER Minus the usual effrontery of the boys from the Golden State . . . Mac never- theless staunchly defends his state against those who would profane its name. From his hate of tight collars and ties ... his love of sim tans and the beach . . . and his appetite for fruit and sea food . . . we would mark him as one with typically Californian tastes. His love for tinkering with electricity made him a welcome partner in the Juice lab ... a permanent fixture of the radio club- room. When fuzes blew and strange sounds were picked up on nearby radios . . . neighbors knew Mac was experimenting again. Short and light . . . but with plenty of muscle ... he took advantage of his size to win an ' N ' . . . wrestling in the 121-pound class. Troubles in this line proved to be not so much in beating his opponent as in making weight each week during the season. After graduation Mac wants to put his hobby on a commercial basis ... if he can get the Navy or some other organization to pay him for blowing fuzes. He also plans to build a house . . . yes ... in California . . . catch up on his traveling . . . preferably on land . . . and continue his athletic activities with range from ping-pong to climbing trees. RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA WILLIAM CORBUSIER PIERSON . . . Bom in Manila, P. I. ... an Army Brat . . . how did he get from Manila to the Naval Academy? . . . the answer lies in a roster of all the Army camps that lie between here and there . . . Army Brats do have a habit of getting around. Bill is still pretty mad at himself for being trapped by the Severn Trade School when West Point was within his grasp. Bill ' s Academy career is studded with extracurricular activities that smell strangely of grease paint and back stage beer ... he didn ' t even have to strain to leave most of us irthis academic dust. As soon as Bill hit the section list he was tagged as the man with the astoimding memory. He ' s not what you ' d call an athlete ... in fact the farther away from sports he gets the better he looks. Bill is a good manager ... all he needs is an idea and he has it organized and in operation before the rest of us even get the word on it. His constant habit of twitching his nose marks him as somewhat high strung. Socially Bill manages to get around with the best ... he is a little too serious to indulge to any great extent in the more frivolous activities of the boys but wherever serious effort is struggling to accomplish anything he is ready to pitch in . . . Bill is different but his differ- ences are what will determine his success. SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 342 EDWARD BRIEN ROGERS, JR. The man who invented the word wiry was probably thinking of Ed ... it is a perfect description of him. He ' s tough . . . fast . . . shifty . . . able to take care of himself anywhere . . . even the big brutes on the lacrosse team gave him no trouble. He has a spring-like temperament . . . always wound up and ready to unleash his boundless energy into whatever task he sets out to do. There doesn ' t seem to be enough room in his small frame for all his muscles . . . something has to stick out . . . even smiles bulge muscles in his cheeks . . . close his eyes . . . and make his ears climb up the side of his head . . . short legs give him a fast little waddle. Rumors were that he was a Spanish athlete . . . disappeared on week ends . . . could be that skin you love to touch with a year-round tan helped to keep the ladies under his spell. Possesses a quiet . . . friendly and industrious nature . . . always willing to lend a hand to help things along. With a personality to make him a well-liked person naturally . . . and the seriousness with which he carries out the requirements of a good officer ... he seems to have the background for a successful and profitable CORONADO CALIFORNIA RICHARD DANA SCHNEIDER Always accused of slashing but everybody came to him for help ... he under- stood things from those books that nobody else could . . . resulted from driving effort and ambition to feel secure when exams rolled around . . . we envied his study habits . . . schedule so rigid that it never failed him. Not a believer in horseplay . . . mature in that respect . . . held firm to principles to personal integrity that eliminated many of the things we did . . . stem . . . Marine through and through after his father . . . that spring inside him acted when anything was said against the Corps . . . fought to the last ditch regardless. It must be said that he was sincere in his ideals . . . never lacking the courage of his convictions . . . somewhat tactless at times but it was his way of being firm in his beliefs . . . the goal was the main thing . . . usually cheerful . . . sometimes moody . . . hard to understand . . . violent temper which he tried to control . . . usually kept pretty much to himself about private affairs . . . ex- tremely serious about his religion. Sometimes his subtle humor was out of this world . . . loved good music . . . deeply interested in radio and electronics . . . thorough in what he did . . . the only man who could live on the paltry sum they gave us. SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA ROBERT HOWLAND SEARLE The Golden Boy who tore himself away from California sunshine to taste the Navy salt . . . spent a year at Cal . . . making a name for himself . . . baseball . . . basketball . . . volleyball . . . deer hunting in the fall . . . the Navy fans cheered the Ace in the same sports . . . varsity letters all over the place . . . rates a Blue and Gold N too . . . hid his talents as a first rate golfer from most of us . . . dragged beautifiil women to sit in the stands and cheer as he tipped in the tying point ... or pounded out a long triple ... it ' 5 nothing he ' d tell the proud beauty on his arm afterwards ... do it all tlit tim«, he wowed them . . . our six foot plus blond southpaw scored academic home-runs too ... no strain with the books . . . Executive Department took up his slack time during plebe and youngster years . . . thinks the airplane is here to stay . . . Naval aviation is the only thing that will keep the Ace away from Sunny California ... a fast plane ... a fast game . . . just call mc Ace. In spite of this worldly soimding build up Ace is very much " one of the boys " . . . just like everyone else he is vulnerable to women and other imhealthy influences . . . California, being right in the middle of things, has been a good jumping off place for Ace . . . but the Golden State still holds his heart. 343 SANTA CRUZ CALIFORNIA HENRY THOMAS SETTLE, JR. I ' ll get through if it kills me . . . things seem to plague him at the end of a term ... he does it with determination. Following Henry, St. , around in the Navy has not left its mark upon Hank ... he is a character worthy of pro ' fessional analysis . . . but we pretend not to notice. Functioning in cycles . . . spurts of sheer will and unbounded energy along productive lines . . . periods of inertia and vegitating laziness along listless lines . . . periods from which he pulls his beautiful body to attend wrestling practice . . . the body is a result of his own effort. Being often mistaken for anything save the red ' blooded lad he is! ... who is that looking so Latin ani sciuctivd . . . this is the basis for his title which he declines to print . . . reading Shakespeare in his moments of lucidity and productivity . . . walks with a swagger . . . calls it the high ' school ' letterman-sweater-walk ... is serious when one wants him to be . . . making him exasperating to live with ... he has lived his four years here with a trained ' for-the-job-man. Affable . . . brusque . . . gay . . . lovable . . . exponent of violence as a last resort . . . very few require the last resort ... so he has many friends . . . who in turn become exasperated. RAMONA CALIFORNIA PETER NATHANIEL SHERRILL A white darkness ... as a film of fog over a shoreline ... or a sheet of paper ... an ocean ominous, expansive, lethargic. Standing on a cliff . . . smashing breakers, leaving a froth clinging to the rocks ... an opiate. Periodic silence ... a quietude ... an unbreathing thing. A timberline beyond which nothing survives ... an emptiness ... an imrationalized complex-expression. Counting seconds before throwing a grenade ... a lapse between the command: Fire! and the pull of a lanyard ... or between the strike and the flare of a match ... a relaxation separating filled and unfilled lungs. Following the red patterns of dawn over a bleak sprawling desert daubed with insolent shadows. The space between words of type in all the books ever printed ... a summation of all the quantities disregarded when recitfying to one decimal. The aggregation of all these lost moments and vacuous surroimdings spreading into an im- pressionistic painting of tranquility on canvas . . . violently disturbed and smashed by a roar of laughter. SAN MARINO CALIFORNIA HAROLD FREDERICK SMITH, JR. A Fleet man, Smitty came to us wearing his salt caked shoes. We soon realized it wasn ' t salt but actually snow. When ask where he went to boot camp lie smiled his funny . . . one sided smile and said, boot camp, hell! They just gave me a jack knife ani a marlinspike ani sent me to seal Texas born, he let the Indians reclaim it to become a California adopted son. Easy to live with, nothing ever upset the Great Cogitator. Sober, intellectually speaking, his cool, calm collectedness was frustrated only by his inability to keep his pipe lit. His passion for economics and finance should serve him well in the Supply Corps. His wit and natural good humor make him like people and people can ' t help liking him. His ambition is to become the biggest name in shipping on the West Coast and to have a long, low rambling home with the Pacific in the front yard and the Sierra Nevada in the back. If we know Smitty . . . these he will have ... a pliable mind that probes every corner and pro- duces some amazing results . . . abounding in vitality which has not been damp- ened even by the pace of Academy life . . . one of those fellows you just hate to leave ... a fellow we ' ll always be glad to meet again. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 344 CLAYTON LAWRENCE SOLUM Several hundre d man hours of labor will be more profitably used each year when Larry finally loses his blond wavy hair . . . it ' s so well trained that even a dip in the pool fails to disarrange it . . . tall, tan, quiet and manly. Staunch believer in physical culture. Any afternoon he can be found working with the bar weights. Plays a wicked game of volleyball ... has a terrifically long reach on the tennis court, and thoroughly enjoys himself in any game. Ready salesman for Southern California . . . spends much of his time trying to con- vince friends that it is the only spot for that dream house. Lives according to his high ideals . . . constantly improves both himself and his surroundings with carefully thought out actions ... his alert logical mind is always open to grasp and utilize new ideas . . . inventor extraordinary . . . from deep sea salvage and patent anchors to automatic record players . . . enjoys Time maga ' zine and is encouraged by the success stories in the business section . . . has even been known to indulge in the extracurricular activity of reading . . . sub- ject matter . . . economics. Has definite bent for executive position . . . one of the increasing number of men who believe plebes are people too. With his remarkable patience and utmost confidence in himself and his ability he will build that better mousetrap. ROBERT TURNER STYER No . . . not more biogs . . . roughs ... oh so rough . . . but Pete . . . not the whip . . . irritc . . . I ' ll write . . . but wh-what about ray own biog? . . . . . . You don ' t couMt. . . . I . . . Wlmt do you do that couli concern owyWy? ... I write biographies . . . Oh — that, I mean worth while ... I dabble in photography . . . hm-m-m . . . won a couple of letters in swimming and gym plebe year . . . Photo Club, Russian Club . . . and . . . Njiwt . . . something about your mannerisms . . . your hahits . . . likes . . . dislikes . . . character . . . Yes I am ... Go on .. . Well — I argue and complain about the chow a lot . . . drag every week end . . . pile up a lot of demos . . . the executive type . . . you know, in charge-of- room and section leader all the time . . . operate my radio automatic combo with alacrity . . . clumsy with a slipstick . . . griddle cakes are gruesome ... I crave raw steaks and onions and . . . what ' s the matter? Uh, nottiitig . . . where you from Well, I ' m a Navy Junior . . . you see I . . . Yea — I see. I hope to get into either submarines or aviation ... I want these hiogs in hy tonight. . . . Right now I prefer subs . . . the twenty-five knot jobs . . . cigarette? No, thanks — do you think you can finish . . . Yup — I like the Navy . . . these rough hiogs I ' d like . . . I hope to stick with it and make it a lifetime career . . . what did you want to see me about Pete? . . . Nsvcr mini. Drop around again sometime when I ' m not so busy writing biographies. HUNTINGTON PARK CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA DAVID RANDOLPH THORNHILL Being a Navy Junior, Dave was almost a sure thing to be nicknamed Navy Davy . . . and his serious attitude about the Naval Academy and the Navy in general, further emphasize the significance of the title. Though having traveled and lived in many places Dave claims California as his home state . . . spent his last years of high school and a year of college there . . . thus joining the ranks of expotmders of the virtues of the Golden State. Dave ' s interests vary as regularly as the Maryland weather, but two remain invariably the same . . . the inevitable women . . . and the biggest, oldest possible cars. Dave took the four years at Navy completely in stride ... the average student . . . yet possessing great ability to think things out for himself . . . fiirther aiding his inclination to be independent. Slow to make a decision, yet inalterable once made, Dave ' s self-confidence is a valuable asset. Easygoing . . . quiet . . . soft spoken . . . agreeable, yet reserved in manner all add greatly to Dave ' s par- ticular charm. A grand liberty companion . . . Dave is ready to go anytime . . . plans or no plans . . . always comes back having had a great time. Refuses only one thing for a buddy . . . dragging blind . . . believes there are too many beautiful girls in the world to take a chance. 345 SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA CHARLES ABBOTT WHITMORE, JR. Chuck or Whit is another California sunshine boy ... the youngest of a large family . . . having four sisters to keep him well in hand. Reserved in person- ality . . . yet completely amiable once you know him . . . well mannered . . . generous of heart . . . high code of morals . . . serious, yet always looking for the humor of the situation. Four years at Tech found Chuck an average student . . . easygoing, yet serious about the Navy . . . independent . . . never taking a strain . . . yet a possesser of a keen quick mind. His years in the land of sun- shine enabled Chuck to become quite an expert in tennis ... his favorite sport ... an ardent trout fisherman, camper, and skier. Chuck spent a great deal of time in the outdoor spaces . . . usually with his beloved Spaniel tagging along. He picked up soccer soon after arriving at Navy and played that well too . . . stuck to company sports and enjoyed the leisure hours they offered . . . truly a liberty hound those treasured leisure hours were indubitably spent in the great outside world beyond the walls. A grand liberty companion . . . always eager to laugh and joke . . . Chuck invariably had a good time and never lacked for compatriots. VISALIA CALIFORNIA JOHN DICKENS CLITHERO Out of the cold North . . . the land of the husky . . . the Eskimo . . . the totum pole and tall stories . . . mushed Dick . . . fresh from an ice box selling expedi- tion into the heart of the frozen North. Got a taste for the sea while shoulder- ing tar barrels and salt encrusted crates ... as a longshoreman in Sitka. A hard worker . . . conscientious . . . good for twenty years at the least. He soon lost interest in Navy blue . . . began to think in favor of Marine green. One of his prized possessions is his volunteer fireman ' s badge . . . scarred from many encounters with flaming death. He loves to sing in the shower ... off key . . . and with his own lyrics. A diamond in the rough . . . really rough . . . jumps the traces whenever anyone yells mush. Dithero got white as Mount McKinley on his first cigar ... his fireman ' s badge didn ' t do him any good at that fire. His main interest in life is dragging . . . and the thrill that comes once in a career ... his second class eaglet. How would you know the Eskimo if you met him on an iceberg ...?... a receding red hairline ... a hell-raiser on leave . . . Eskimo type humor . . . some corny stock jokes ... a good bridge partner . . . that ' s Dick. He loves to expose himself to the elements ... to prove that he ' s half totum pole . . . and that he ' s happy that way. SITKA ALASKA PETERSBURG ALASKA FREDERICK LOUIS NELSON Klondike . . . the sandy-haired lad who four years ago emerged from the bliz- zards of Alaska . . . after packing his bear traps . . . and headed for sunny California to prep for Navy. Here we have a thirty year man with a tradi- tional dislike for Steam profs. The photo ' s in his locker suggest his main interest . . . women ... in spite of that, his Class Crest is still in his strong box ... he survived them all . . . dragging week ends, Baltimore football trips and leaves that would be the envy of any man. His main love suggests his home- land . . . the outdoor life, hunting, fishing, motorboating, skiing, anything . . . so long as it ' s done in the great out-of-doors. A serious nature, conscientious ... as the grade books will testify. Possessor of a never-ending supply of human understanding . . . Fred ' s perennial smile and good-natured outlook make him a popular leader ... his strong will, correctly flavored with stub- borness make him a respected one. His moral code makes Sir Galahad look like a Dead End kid. A non-smoker, but like all good sourdough ' s is not adverse to the use of a little nipp now and then to keep the system in tune. Fred has all the qualities of a good Naval officer and would like nothing better than to spend the rest of his life at sea on a can. 346 WILLIAM ATHERTON KANAKANUI, JR. A shot of the starting pistol . . . and a sleek, powerful, sinewy body pierces the water of the pool with incredible speed and perfect form . . , Big Bill . . . The Iron Duke ... is off to win another race for the indefatigable swimming team of USNA. Outward appearances would lead one to believe Bill a shy, quiet fellow . . . but with a little coaxing he is strumming his ukulele . . . giving forth with an Hawaiian chant. Has accumulated a vast knowledge while traversing the globe in his many travels . . . surprises his associates with his many sage and profound observations. Bill saw much of World War II before entering the Academy . . . was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack . . . served in an emergency capacity in the Engineers . . . an unusual experience for one as young as he . . . but one which seemed to mold his personality into the colorful character who is respected by all who know him. However one must be aware of his vices as well as his good points . . . the major vice being that of a passionate desire for apples of all sizes, shapes and colors. Next in line is a good magazine or a short nap before the next class . . . we can hardly begrudge him these ... in fact some day he may overcome them and develop into an excellent Naval officer with a minimum of vices. HONOLULU HAWAII JORGE ISAAC MONTALVO A midshipman a mile and a half in the air . . . impossible . . . no, Jorge was an Ecuadorean midshipman high up on the Andes in his native City of Tulcan . . . being the second person ever to come to the Naval Academy from his country was quite a distinction . . . everybody forgot all about the first one after Jorge got here ... a beautiful set of pearly whites provides backgroimd for one of the biggest happiest smiles we ever imported . . . energy abounds in his small muscular body and his flow of chatter fills most of his waking hours . . . girls in Jorge ' s life are reckoned by the gross ... he has ' em swooning on both sides of the equator . . . maybe it ' s his slight twinge of Spanish he seasons our tongue with . . . maybe it ' s his outstanding dancing ability . . . maybe it ' s just his impish appearance and smooth line but somehow he has mastered the art of winning the hearts of most of the women he comes in contact with . . . Jorge devotes his leaves to traveling in the states and he has seen more of our own country than most of us have . . . although he has kept his own country close to his heart. His endless activity will win him renown in many fields. What more can a man ask? TULCAN ECUADOR 347 he Brigade looks like a simple thing. It ' s not. One can neither see it all . . . nor grasp its meaning . . . nor under- stand its complexion without examining the companies and platoons, the battalions and sections, the classes and units, and the men, the individual cells in the great living body. To examine these things seems simple ... to study each of the twenty-four companies ... to see a marching unit of three platoons ... to look at a knot of men gathered around a three striper standing on a chair ... to watch the behavior at any six company tables in the wardro om mess . . . from this point of view it is simple. But it doesn ' t all show . . . there is a multitude of missing things. Where are the long lists of rifle numbers and the card- board muster sheets? Where are the hours spent in drilling that simple marching unit? Where are the hundred com- mands squaring away the rear rank, dressing, and fixing bayonets . . . shouldering arms, marching off, resting? Someone must study the Landing Force Manual, learn the procedure for review, and then yell the commands. A plebe section marching to Steam looks simple enough, and natural . . . but there are orders concerning routes and section leaders, assignment sheets and section lists . . . there is the Mate of the Deck who puts out the last minute uniform change . . . there are men in that section who will bilge for the day, and some who will come close. These are the things that one does not see . . . the things which actually make the Brigade function, which make the problem of presentation such a complex under- taking, which cause simplicity to be out of place. These are the things which one does not see in our coverage ... for covering them would take forty-eight hundred pages instead of our forty-eight ... it would take a life- time to prepare, and another to produce. Yet it is our desire that the reader know about these details and sun- dry factors of our existence ... it is our wish that he be conscious of the fact that what he sees is not the whole story . . . that the millions of small routine events . . . intermeshed and interdependent like the threads of a Levantine fabric . . . summed together are the missing composites of our picture. In these events is found that strange quantity which composes the Brigade presented in forty-eight pages ... or the Brigade standing motion- less on the front terrace any Saturday afternoon. " Tr " ;%rr ft ' -Jt r ' tHe Wtc ade fronf row: J. P. Zimmerman, J. W. Dupree, J. W. Strother, R. G. Tobin, W. F. Easterlin. Second row: W. G. Sawyer, H. R. Stringfellow, G. M. Bell, R. D. Huntington, J. R. Moore. Third row: f. W. Orr, W. N. Small, L. C. Hernandez, C. G. Strahley, J. P. Taglienfe. Fourth row: J. P. White. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS Lt. Comdr. A. P, Cook, or Cookie as he is affectionately known be- hind his back by his wards of the first company, has found a place in the heart of all of us who know him. His sincerity and square shooting hove made him outstanding even in the revised executive department, and we will all be sorry to lose him next year when he goes to West Point as an exchange officer. Always ready with a steaming cup of joe in his hospitable office, he has been a con- stant purveyor of sound advice and of sympathetic understanding. Eiisi coiPini Top row: E. C. Adkins, R. B. Aljoe, W. A. Armstrong, R. F. Baker, R. H. Berby, T. F. Blake, Jr., R. M. Boh, Jr., C. T. Brown, Jr. Second row: G. S. Brooks, H. ,F. Butler, Jr., J. A. Carmack, Jr., J. W. Carpenter, W. M. Coldwell, G. W. Cummings, H. E. Dismukes, R. M. Ellis, R. E. Fellowes. Third row: J. V. Ferrero, Jr., J. L. Furrh, Jr., B. S. Gewirz, R. W. Haley, D. S. Kendrick, J. R. Kint, J. F. Knudson, S. R. Krause, O. E. Krueger. lost row: D. J. Loudon, C. P. McCallum, Jr., G. G. Miller, Jr., W. W. Potter, W. Sandkuhler, Jr., C. R. Smith, Jr., W. J. Thomas, D. R. Trueblood, D. J. Woodard. 350 THIRD CLASS Top row: D. S. Albright, Jr., J. T. Ashley, Jr., J. R. Axe, J. L. Bunts, Jr., B. L. Buteau, S. I. Doak, K. C. Gedney, G. H. Gordon, Jr., W. H. Grigg. Second row: E. A. Grunwcld, H. G. Hiatt, Jr., E. C. Hotz, Jr., R. S. leith, C. B. Lindley, D. B. Meek, C. A. T. Mendes, J. A. Morris, F. R. Muck. Third row: R. W. Murii, J. E. Niesse, J. J. Oltermann, W. G. Petty, P. A. Phelps, Jr., A. M. Pride, R. Rakowsky, F. P. Sinlco, J. E. Solomon, Jr. la row: E. C. Stella, W. B. Thompson, Jr., R. Wunderlich. FOURTH CLASS Front row: D. M. Sheely, M. E. Avilo, W. H. Lowton, G. S. C. Guimares, H. L Brame, J. D. Hovoter, J. P. Crowder, Jr., G. H. Berry, J. G. Porker, R. W. Nichols, C. S. Tovor. Second row: A. M. Saenz, D. L. Spraul, A. E. Snyder, R. D. Painter, J. E. Reeder, A. W. Johnson, W. P. Gorski, F. E. Mutch, W. G. Roy, R. A. Taylhardat. Third row: W. H. Ragsdale, D. K. Cole, J. McGovoc, W. P. T. Hill, W. B. HofF, D. R. James, W. A. Dawson, C. L Ward, W. J. Bell, last row: G. B. Connor, D. M. Mulloney, R. P. Gould, P. L Hilgartner, W. D. Lang, H. M. J. Lewis, R. D. Rosecrons. • I Ducky, Lt Robert Pond, has always brought sighs of admiration from our drags, and his boyish grin and inevitable word of greeting has made him popular among our ranks. Although he is officer representative of the Trident Magazine he has always found time to listen to our troubles and gripes, and has usually found a more than satisfactory answer to our problems. Fronf row: K, Hanlon, R. R. McKechnie, D, G. Buchanan, W. L Alt. Second row. W. C. Chipman, Jr., H. E. Belflower, Jr., J. R. Crumpton, W, C. Graham, Jr., L. E. Gleason. Third row. E. F. Stacy, C. M. Lane, C. W. Mines, D. D. Foulds, J. D. Clithero, M. L Childress, L V. diLorenzo, D. A. Beadling. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS Top row: J. F. Barrow, W. D. Bassett, Jr., E. S. Briggs, D. H. Daniels, H. M. Davis, Jr., C. L Ditto, R. E. Finnigan, P. F. Florence. Second row: H. P. Forbes, R. J. Gilliland, W. L. Helbig, Jr., D. H. Kahn, A. E. King, III, J. H. Kooch, D. C. Lorish, D. M. Latham, J. H. Logomasini. Third row: H. E. Longino, Jr., J. W. Matheney, W. D. McForlone, Jr., T. P. McGinnis, J. D. Middleton, H. M. Morgan, T. A. Nemzek, G. L. Norman, Jr., J. H. Perkins, Jr. Last row: E. S. Pratt, W. B. Rick, M. F. Schneider, Jr., E. R. Short, R.jM. Spencer, P. B. Suhr, F. Troescher, Jr., C. S. Whiting, H. D. Woods. 4 352 THIRD CLASS Top row: S. A. Barrow, J. E. Booth, G. A. Bottom, III, W. L. Bown, D. W. Bradford, J. H. Brick, C. M. Buck, Jr., J. P. Cody, Jr., W. L Clarke, Jr. Second row: J. E. Colleary, Jr., G. H. Dorfus, T. K. Dyer, F. R. Fahland, F. K. Feagin, L. H. Goldbeck, Jr., D. P. Hall, W. F. Hawkins, J. E. Kaune. Third row: . W. P. Kelly, Jr., J. F. Klingensmith, B. A. Lee, E. L. Mouzy, G. D. Morin, R. H. Murdock, J. F. O ' Malley, C. L Sailor, D. C. Sattler, Fourth row: J. N. Schettino, W. S. Schwind, R. J. Trotter, A. E. Waller, Jr., W. W. WiUon, R. F. Wiseman. FOURTH CLASS Front row: W. H. Kelly, J. LaPides, R. W. Roy, J. A. Modigon, W. R. Olson, J. A. Moclnnis, F. A. Liberoto, R. J. Silvestrini, G. L Bassett, J. E. Forrester, J. E. McQueston. Second row: G. M. Brewer, J. W. Coleman, G. E. Yeager, T. F. Vallee, R. L. Anderton, C. H. Sassone, A. Wosilewski, C. A. Gangloff, C. E. Langmack, E. A. Nelson. Third row; R. C. Harding, P. R. Birch, C. D. Strode, W. W. Patterson, I. R. Capshow, C. L Theodorou, S. P. Kelly, M. J. Bovoy, J. B. Brennon. Fourth row: W. A. Spiering, B. C. Domeron, J. J. Grace, R. A. Rennemon, P. K. Cullins, P. E. O ' Gara. First row: D. R. Morris, A. A. Albanese, A. B. Hallmon, J. E, Myrick, R. C. Piftman. Second row: H. Remsen, R. R. Dickey, J. R. Bavie, I. N. Fraser, E. B. Fleming, J. Cowden. Third row: R. D. Ream, D. W. CuHivan, S. W. Dunn, E. C. Castle, C A. Sheehan. LeRoy Burton Froser, Lt.Comdr., USN, (3rd Company Officer), guided our varied destinies through one year at Navy. When not engaged in airing his son (or sunning his heir, depending on the weather), he spent a large portion of his spare time in his ofFice, ready to talk over any problems that anyone hod. Mr. Fraser hails from Connecticut, and received his commission after gradu ating from Wesleyan. Most of his career has been spent in the Caribbean, flying heavy craft. He has also served as flight instructor. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS rr i mnn Top row: R. W. Bulmer, L. Capone, Jr., J. H. L. Chambers, Jr., J. F. Danis, L. W. Dillman, Alston R. Ellis, F. H. Fisher. Second row: J. P. Gartland, D. M. Harlan, C. A. Hotchkiss, II, D. W. Lappley, J. R. Leisure, J. F. Leyerle, G. M. McCabe, E. I. McQuiston, Jr., J. T. Metcalf, Jr. Third row: R. O. Minter, R. C. Needham, A. J. Owens, E. H. Pillsbury, H. O. Purnell, R. R. Reiss, I. L. Roenigk, B. M. Shepard, L. R. Stegemerten. Fourth row: C. I. Stiles, W. C. Stutf, J. H. Vice, E. C. Waller, III, J. D. Wctkins, R. E. Whiteside, C. B. Wilson, John C. Wilson, R. B. Wisherd. f 354 t § 1 THIRD CLASS Top row: A. D. Barnes, Jr., F. S. Beal, III, F. E. Beck, Jr., W. M. Birkel, R. E. Bowyer, R. I. Buck, J. S. Burns, W. M. Cossaboom, B. Dixon, Jr. Second row: G. F. Driscoll, W. B. Droge, H. F. Erickson, R. F. Fahey, R. T. Fox, E. C. Frank, T. B. George, Jr., R. E. Harkness, R. J. Hays. Third row: M. E. Leslie, P. J. Mason, T. H. McGlaughlin, J. F. McNobney, R. O. Moberly, Jr., J. N. Morrissey, A. Puilar, Jr., W. J. Ricci, E. L Smith. Fourth row: J. G. Stinson, R. E. Taylor, D. L. Tobin, D. E. Tripp, H. W. Vincent, J. W. Wills, Jr. FOURTH CLASS Front row: E. P. Clark, R. X. McKee, R. L. Meinhold, R. R. Hamilton, W. C. Vesser, H. M. Ekeren, A. D. Jones, J. H. Lederle, D. D. Dusch, L C. Dittmar, W. J. Herndon. Second row: J. P. Miller, J. B. Vogler, R. B. Stothard, L. W. Seagren, R. B. Bregman, W. H. Harper, J. D. Brown, R. M. Roberts, D. E. Swank, P. D. Tomb. Third row: R. J. Gilbert, J. K. Thomas, H. C. Whelchel, R. F. McLaughlin, C. M. Rigsbee, C. D. Ballou, C. D. Chapman, J. J.Johnson, O. W. Weber. Fourth row: P. B. MocKeith, L. A. Lentz, R. G. Williams, C. C. Jaffurs, A. Macaulay, A. D. Rynties. I Front row. E. A. McManus, R. C. Vance, J. H. Conable, R. D. Duncan. Second row: J. N. Sherwood, D. B. Hansen, T. E. Alexander, J. C. Day, M. D. Marsh, G. W. Marshall. Third row: D. A. Mclver, D. L. Wright, F. M. McCurdy, W. V. Moore, W. R. Bartow, N . A. Castruccio, Q. W. Wagenfleld, R. Struyk. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS Lt. R. B. Kitt, drillmaster, inspector, protector and Chaplain of the fourth company; also an outstanding candidate for the Olympic wrestling team. His closet resembled a haberdashery and he was quick to criticize any gaudy first class sport coats stowed there. Sincerity and understanding manner made him a true friend and on inspiration to his company. fODilB COMPANI Top row: I. Bobrick, K. A. Bott, R. Boykin, Jr., W. A. Brown, S. G. Cooper, D. E. Craig. Second row: R. M. Douglass, J. R. Edson, J. C. Friend, D. A. Gairing, N. L. Gibson, J. W. Green, J. W. Hanson, I. A. Hissom, J. H. Hoganson. Third row: J. R. Juncker, C. J. Killeen, W. J. Krous, T. F. Lechner, T. E. Lide, C. W. Maier, H. B. Meyer, C. C. Miller, Jr., G. E. Morgan, Jr. Fourth row: R. F. Murphy, Jr., L. V. Price, R. K. Ripley, K. W. Schiweck, W. A. Schriefer, T. T. Seelye, Jr., A. M. Stewart, C. E. Swecker, W. A. Vogele. dkM fhik «» MA. AfegHkiJl A. A 356 THIRD CLASS Top row: W. R. Absrcrombie, Jr., J. M. Cameron, M. J. Gondii, J. T. Coughlin, R. P. Cunningham, Jr., B. B. DeWitt, G. W. Eojf, I. B. Greene, K. G. Hoge, Jr. Second row: C. T. Hanson, F. J. Holcomb, J. R. Kennedy, Jr., R. L. Krog, F. D. Leder, D. C. Lind, G. L. May, W. W. McCreedy, A. C. McCully. Third row: F. N. Munson, A. D. Neustel, H. D. Parode, G. V. Ruos, Jr., R. W. Shannon, R. D. Shero, P. S. Soteropuloi, J. A. Todd, N. M. Tonlcin. Fourth row: F. B. Baker, G. P. Woodmon, G. A. Zetl ov. FOURTH CLASS Front row: J. N. Mehelas, R. B. Carter, R. J. Miille, D. E. Jones, J. Metcalf, J. A. LoHiam, M. Gogmas, R. Urban, M. S. Shutty, S. P. Berion, C. R. Wozencraff. Second row: W. P. Lawrence, V. W. Panciera, R. Rasmussen, W. H. Seay, J. E. Radja, R. E. O ' Connor, A. P. Ismay, G. G. Ardell, F. L McGeachy, B. S. Morgan. Third row: R. T. Hortman, F. H. Welsh, V. C. Benjovslty, E. R. Doering, J. A. Carson, E. C. Pealte, W. D. Blacicweli, P. Goslow, R. W. Maione. Fourfh row: J. R. Kemble, J. P. Leahy, W. M. Truesdeil, C. S. Lordis, R. P. Pugh, G. E. Mueller. 2 ' - Soft spoken and easy going, U. McCMntic always had a " word for the wise. " When he wasn ' t busy " batting " for the Fifth or handling the second battalion sports program, Lt. McClintic usually could be found working out in the wrestling loft, keeping in shape for his matches as a member of the Navy Olympic Wrestling Team. Bottoms up: J. D. Herlihy, W. L Rees, F. H. Blizard, K. H. Huss, T. W. Cuddy, J. Montolvo, J. W. Bruner, J. M. Davis, R. V. Bodmer, R. S. Chew, W. H. Evans, C. L. Lewis, B. H. Kleinman, J. W. Klinefelter, D. R. Hamlin. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS mn cmpm Top row: R. S. Agnew, A. J. M. Atkins, G. M. Bailey, B. W. Bodager, W. H. Clark, Jr., N. W. Clements, D. A. Dahlman. Second row: J. M. Dalrymple, W. G. Davis, J. C. Dixon, J. E. Edmundson, S. Emerson, S. A. Gilles, W. C. Haskell, T. P. Hensler, Jr., F. D. Hesley, Jr. Third row: C. F. Hickey, C. M. C. Jones, Jr., M. Kelley, R. T. Lawrence, D. Lister, C. E. Martin, R. L. McElroy, F. Messenger, III, J. F. Murphy, fourth row: J. R. Page, W. G. Read, Jr., W. H. Somerville, H. F. Sweitzer, J. K. Twillo, T. J. Walters, R. B. Weaver, E. E. Williams, D. W. Wittschiebe. 358 THIRD CLASS Top row: L. Baggett, Jr., R. F. Bauer, G. J. Bowen, R. E. Boyd, G. C. Cheatham, Jr., E. N. Chipman, C. G. Cooper, C. E. Croffi, Jr., D. J. Dunham, Jr. Seconcf row: H. T. Evans, E. V. Griffin, Jr., M. E. Hardy, L. E. Harrison, Jr., f. C. Houser, Jr., L. P. Hodnette, Jr., H. H. Hogue, J. S. Holmes, R. A. Horner. Third row: R. E. Hunter, Jr., T. W. Isles, J. D. Jordan, D. S. Kobey, T. L. Moore, J. A. Murphy, R. E. Pettit, Jr., R. J. Prescott, C. G. Rollis. fourth row: W. P. Rollins, W. K. Sharpe, F. C. Taylor, W. S. Wholey, R. D. Whitesell. FOURTH CLASS Front row: W. T. Harvey, C. M. Sims, Jr., W. S. Daniels, A. S. Corwen, P. A. Smith, Jr., J. E. Foley, F. J. Trost, R. W. Arn, R. L. Foris, J. Rosoti, C. M. Furlow, III. Second row: W. F. Mitchell, V. P. Ciamprone, D. F. Mow, J. L. Sullivan, S. E. Raftaiii, R. I. Coleman, Jr., R. B. Lougheod, Jr., J. L. Rough, J. E. Armstrong, L. J. Kyburz. Third row. W. J. Thompson, R. L. Allsman, S. E. Latimer, T. P. Conlin, A. R. Thompson, Jr., D. B. Gordon, J. A. Bray, W. C. Whitner, W. S. Thompson. Fourth row: A. I. Raithel, Jr., W. B. Wilson, J. F. Honaway, J. E. Stubbs, R. I. Russell. Lt. F. C. Dunham, Sixth Company Officer. With his time split between us and the Nova! Academy band, we wonder how we got to see him as often as we did. tie always had an answer to our questions and it was invariably the right one. Front row: W. W. Lewis, F. J. Suttill, P. L. Quinn, R. P. Barber, R. T. Duncan. Second row: D. R. Thornhill, R. G. Claitor, C. S. Bradley, T. C. Spalding, D. R. Stephens, R. C. Adams, O. J. Bilderbacl . Last row: S. W. Gaylord, C. A. Whitmore, R. O. Pyle, R. W. Robinson, K. Niland. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS sira MfiNy Top row: T. M. Annenberg, D. F. Berry, P. C. Brannon, H. D. Clarke, Jr., W. D. Collins, Jr., R. N. Congdon. Second row: H. Conover, Jr., J. E. Fishburn, M. D. Gerber, W. C. Grant, Jr., R. W. Haymoker, R. E. Home, Jr., A. C. Jefferson, W, G. lolor, Jr., L. K. Lauderdole. Third row: J. J. Lynch, Jr., R. M. Machell, R. W. Maxwell, C. H. Mays, K. V. McArthur, B. J. Miller, R. C. Mulkey, G. M. Neely, Jr., R. A. Parker. Fourth row: P. R. Pumphrey, R. J. Salomon, E. P. Schumon, J. H. B. Smith, D. H. Sprague, R. E. Stewart, H. M. Stuart, Jr., G. W. Sumner, Jr., F. T. Watkins, Jr. 360 iiiiA IlM THIRD CLASS Top row: H. D. Arnold, R. C. Doan, A. E. Drew, G. T. Dunaway, C. C. Dunn, Jr., J. B. Farrell, M. P. Frudden, L. L Howkins, J. A. Heard. Second row: J. J. Hobson, J. C. Jackson, W. I. Jensen, A. L. Kivlen, H. L. Hossmann, III, J. P. Kitfler, W. W. Lesley, R. A. Liebendorfer, G. R. Loffis. Third row: T. S. Miller, R. H. Moeller, Jr., L. C. Morrow, Jr., F. H. Moxley, Jr., G. J. Murphy, T. I. Noble, J. M. Noonan, C. A. Peterson, Jr., F. H. Rofh. fourth row: J. F. Trevillyon, B. C. Ruble, J. Z. Schultz, F. A. Smith, P. W. Smith, N. R. Thorn, W. B. Whittle. FOURTH CLASS Front row: W. R. Thomas, W. W. DeGroot, III, J. W. Bowen, A. D. Branch, C. W. Settle, D. I. James, L Glenn, J. C. Reaves, R. T. Brumflel, H. T. Leigh, J. L. Butts. Second row: J. K. Nunneley, G. R. McFadden, J. W. Wossell, J. C. Stuart, J. M. Liston, D. W. Weidenkopf, J. F. Stader, W. O. Charles, C. M. Ginter, Jr., R. L. Daly. Third row: R. C. East, J. W. Hamilton, J. P. Schuler, R. W. Hay, H. K. Alexander, C. Zimmey, J. A. Buck. P. L Arst, C. W. Hurd. fourth row: R. J. Biederman, W. H. Frasca, R. Brodie, III, W. W. Porks, J. A. Bacon. Lt. Comdr. K. B. Hysong, Seventh Company Officer has been with the Seventh Company for three years. We have appreciated his advice and comment on our many problems. An officer of no mean experience he has drawn freely of this knowledge to help us in our decisions. Seated: D. P. Walchko, E. M. Eyier, J. C. Tsiknas, D. A. Ellis. Kneeling: f. E. Matthews, E. J. Gray, R. W. Bates, A. R. Schofield. Standing: E. C. Moss, J. W. McCord, B. S. Dowd, Jr., F. C. Johnson, F. R. Lafferty, L. R. Howard, S. R. Hawe, E. A. McCallum, J. F. White. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS r ill mnn JJll 1 Top row: J. A. Bacon, Jr., J. C. Bojus, R. S. Berg, W. W Brandfon, F. P. Brown, Jr., J. D. Butler, D. H. Campbell. Second row: R. R. Colvin, R. H. Cortmill, W. H. Dearth, E. L. Dennis, Jr., P. E. Ellsworth, III, E. N. Fenno, P. A. Garrison, D. E. Gates, F. S. Glendinning. Third row: F. Grabowsky, M. Gussow, J. E. Hodder, Jr., J. E. Inskeep, Jr., J. K. Keihner, N. O. Larson, W. G. Lowler, Jr., T. E. Lide, Jr., E. R. McDonald, Jr. Fourth row: J. S. McFeathers, Jr., W. S. Peterson, T. J. Piazza, R. B. Plonk, G. G. Roberts, O. C. Sheoly, Jr., D. M. Still, J. Z. Taylor, A. D. Thomson. Akik ltMitlM 362 THIRD CLASS Top row: G. K. Armstrong, A. R. Burt, Jr., f. R. Carter, J. P. Cavanaugh, W. B. Curley, R. E. Engle, D. K. Forbes, R. M. Groy, Jr., R. W. Highberg. Second row: H. O. Hinnont, W. D. Hoggord, II, W. H. P. Hopkins, T. R. S. Ikeler, S. Kotr, L. H. Kessler, Jr., W. J. Kingsberg, J. W. Kinneor, III, W. C. Mocforland. Third row. T. G. Miller, Jr., G. E. Murphy, E. N. Ostroff, N. S. Potter, S. F. Powell, III, B. J. Regenouer, T. S. Rogers, Jr., D. B. Sounders, G. H. Seeley. fourth row: W. E. Simons, R. M. Springer, Jr., D. D. Stone, Jr., D. D. Taylor, D. W. Thurston, D. D. M. Willord, A. R. Wright. FOURTH CLASS Front row: W. I. Frost, R. E. Adier, D. I. Black, C. W. Middleton, W. H. Longenberg, J. D. Seybert, Jr., D. V. Murray, W. R. Baird, W. O. Banks, G. T. Cullen, C. J. Tetrick. Second row: J. A. Fitzpotrick, R. O. Mongroin, J. I. Becker, J. W. Beasley, T. A. Bortenfeld, R. H. Small, A. J. Bergesen, J. P. Brenkle, D. C. Murray, N. W. Busse. Third row: W. J. Schuti, J. C. Hunt, J. E. Doiiey, W. G. Christoforo, S. J. Britton, T. P. Mott-Smith, " W. Winberg, III, E. E. Ebrite. Front row: M. A. Weir, R. H. Searle, R. A. Searson. Second row: G. A. Anderson, R. B. Mercer, R. C. Ecfon, R. B. Lyie. Third row.- W. P. White, W. D. Dittmor, R. Bartmes, R. E. Wurlitzer, R. G. Carroll, R. E. Berggren, W. Wegner, J. Baruch. Fourth row: W. H. Borchert, M. C. McFarland. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS In his first year as a member of the Executive Department, Major Kelsey ' s smile and friendly greeting have become known, not only in his own company, but throughout the Brigade. Displaying a genuine interest in the work and welfare of his company, his open mind and wise counsel have gained for him respect as a man and a leader. iiGEiH cmPAiy Top row: R. H. Ardinger, W. L. Buckingham, F. E. Cornetf, C. G. Davis, K. J. Davis, Jr., I. H. Derby, Jr., L. H. Devine. Second row: J. T. Dolan, H. R. Edwards, Jr., R. F. Frost, W. M. Fulton, F. W. Graham W. G. Hall, W. L. Hall, B. C. Hogan, R. C. James. Third row: K. Keays, J. R. Kenyon, Jr., H. J. Kindl, W. C. King, L. D. Lang, J. B. Linder, H. E. Moninger, L. V. M. Miller, T. D. Parsons. Fourth row: P. D. Roman, R. E. Rowe, E. D. Sanders, J. P. Sieck, R. E. Sivinski, R. Stringfellow, M. H. Thiele, E. Venning, Jr., A. R. Yingling, Jr. 364 THIRD CLASS Top row: J. H. Billings, C. E. Bracken, E. H. Buckley, S. I. Coffin, J. B. Davis, G. W. Duncan, Jr., D. F. Emerson, D. F. Font, J. S. Frerichs. Second row: W. W. Frifz, R. L. Goldman, M. S. Huff, R. Holman, J. D. Hurley, J. D. Lesser, W. N. Loar, III, R. E. Moire, S. W. McClaran. Third row: W. E. McGorrah, Jr., T. J. Mulligan, Jr., G. W. Myer, H. J. Nix, E. J. Piosecki, L T. Ransom, Jr., C. J. ReichI, W. G. Schwefel, R. M. Smith. Fourth row: W. N. Smoot, D. J. Space. R. T. Whitehead, W. J. Whitley, F. L. Young. FOURTH CLASS Front row: A. E. O ' Kone, M. E. Lemelman, J. B. Murphy, W. G. Stevens, R. L Drew, R. K. Fontaine, M. V. Murphy, J. A. Moguire, R. D. Kaulback, A. C. Brady, S. N. Bobo, Jr. Second row: J. D. Libey, W. S. M. Stornetta, D. S. Chopmon, W. D. Le Stourgeon, R. F. Molkemes, J. E. White, J. F. Hossfeld, S. J. Anderson, J. W. Cooper, E. H. Wood. Third row: R. P. Fasulo, G. P. Barney, H. E. Phillips, R. G. Hubbard, A. J. Borhisko, D. H. Evons, R. B. Fuller, P. A. Gallagher, D. L. Jones. Fourth row: J. F. Kneece, Jr., H. R. Andersen, R. H. Gold, E. I. Currie. front row. W. S. Gabriel, R. S. Burton, W. T. Blakney, H. D. Adair, Jr., L. A. Jay. Second row: H. C. Hamilton, Jr., N. L. Duncan, M. Menkes. Third row: T. Woods, H. N. Key, J. P. Rogers, M. M. Smith, fourth row: J. DeGoede, W. S. M. Arnold, L. M. Hendrix, P. F. Abel, J. A. Russell. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS Comdr. McDowell is one of the easiest going and most polished gentlemen with whom it has ever been our pleasure to do business. He seems to have made quite a mark for himself in aviation, for whenever any of the high-priced help hereabouts have a yen to be flown somewhere, Comdr. McDowell is invariably the man they call on to do the piloting. Niim mnn Top row: D. S. Allen, R. H. Benson, W. F. Brown, W. M. Calloghon, Jr., W. E. Clarke, W. I. Collins. Second row: W. C. Doby, V. M. Duronio, J. J. Ekelund, W. T. Emery, J. L. English, G. D. Fisher, Jr. W. M. Foley, J. R. Gober, D. P. Helmer. Third row: H. S. Henning, Jr., E. C. Higgins, E. S. Ince, Jr., J. F. Ivers, G. R. Jones, W. S. Kremidos, H. P. F. Llewellyn, R. G. Manseou, G. L. Moffett, Jr. Fourth row: W. J. Norris, J. A. Oesterreicher, L O. Rensberger, W. N. Rutledge, P. E. Smith, T. W. Tift, Jr., J. B. Woy, Jr., R. P. Williams, B. T. Wood, Jr. 366 THIRD CLASS Top row: R. N. Andresen, T. V. Cinquina, L J. Daleo, F. H. Fearherston, W. H. Flint, E. I. Golding, C. R. Griffin, Jr., A. G. B. Grosvenor, J. H. HalU Second row: J. A. Hudson, H. C. Hayward, F. W. Johnson, J. M. Kirk, S. W. Krohn, L W. Magee, J. W. Marsh, D. A. Mcsios, R. R. Monro . Third rows R. W. Oliver, J. T. Rogers, R. W. SoHerlee, J. A. Sivright, R. B. Sheridan, R. Siegmeister, K. J. Smith, W. R. Sprodling, Jr., A. L Stopp. Fourth row: J. M. Totri, Jr., W. R. Wagner, P. W. Wood, E. P. Wunch. FOURTH CLASS front row: G. A. Barunas, G. W. Govan, R. B. Cunningham, P. A. Hale, D. G. Ghysels, F. A. Fowler, Jr., A. D. Williams, D. W. Hall, R. L Fodor, D. P. Travis, C. L. Oilman. Second row: J. A. Burnett, P. J. Coshmon, J. J. Strohm, R. D. Cannon, W. B. Hedrick, J. W. Niven, R. L Adams, Jr., S. F. Schoen, R. H. Eckert, C. P. Barnes. Third row: J. E. Biron, T. A. Boyce, J. W. Sheffield, J. D. Perky, H. J. Rue, P. O. Watts, J. K. Purcell, A. C. Melchers, R. W. Tillson, Jr. fourth row: L. W. Sessions, J. O. Tillson, L. C. Willimack, A. S. Thompson, W. W. Rothmann, L J. Burrell. 1 Front row: M. M. McKinley, J. H. Smeds, W. R. Fisher, H. B. Johnson. Second row: J. N. Comerford, E. M. Zachorios, Jr., R. I. Henderson, R. E. Woinwright, J. A. Cox. Last row: E. H. Ross, R. E. Shimshok, J. P. Low, F. L. Nelson, B. A. Moore, Jr., H. E. Allen, W. C. Pierson. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS " Omigawd, today ' s not Friday! " and Lt. Comdr. Wall jumped up from the table, grabbed his cap, and was gone from the Wardroom Mess in a flash. We later found out that Mrs. Wall and the two little carrot-top Walls were waiting outside to take him home to lunch — he thought it was his day to eat with the company and get his flying time in at N. A. F. at 1 300. miB mnn Top row: D. L Ashcroft, J. E. Boltor, J. O. Clark, M. W. Egerton, Jr., E. P. Glassomn, J. P. Howe. Second row: A. L. Jenks, Jr., W. D. Kessel, R. G. Kuhne, J. E. Mogee, J. E. Mojesky, W. F. Morr, R. M. McAnulty, Jr., J. R. McBride, E. J. McCoy. Third row: J. C. McCoy, J. R. Miller, D. O. Mirts, A. G. Nelson, A. L. Palazzolo, R. J. Peterson, R. S. Potteiger, M. Sacarob, F. C. Sain. Fourth row: A. P. Semeraro, J. S. Hurst, R. M. Singleton, Jr., W. D. Stapleton, R. W. Taylor, J. A. Wamsley, R. L. White, R. D. Whittier, W. E. Wynne. mkkhiM M kMmkAm 368 THIRD CLASS Top row: C. L. Barnefte, W. L. Berger, F. M. Caylor, N. D. Chaitin, R. L Davis, W. F. Diehl, F. E. Hammett, R. D. Harris, J. M. Henderson. Second row: R. J. landes, R. M. King C. A. Lenhort, R. C. Mandeville, R. W. Martin, R. A. Mortinelli, T. J. McGinty, Jr., J. C. McPherson, E. G. Merino. Third row. M. L Minnis, Jr., D. L. Nail, J. E. Nolan, Jr., F. M. Perry, Jr., J. H. Reagan, T. H. Ross, B. W. Rowe, J. J. Saunders, R. E. Snyder. Fourth row: R. S. Somogye R. J. White, E. M. Wisenbaker, C. H. Young, Jr. FOURTH CLASS Front row: J. B. Moriarty, Jr., R. E. Buck, C. W. Buzzell, Jr., J. L. Powell, P. T. Quintiliani, O. B. Stieren, Jr., D. F. Neely, W. H. Vonier, A. Findley, W. R. Phillips, R. N. Crawford. Second row: G. E. Hazlehurst, Jr., R. W. Dean, F. G.Perrin, W. R. Little, F. G. Hiehle, Jr., F. T. Shaver, J. S. Holland, B. A. Reichelderfer, C. C. Whitener, W. R. Smedburg, IV. rhird row: M. D. Macomber, F. M. Urban, B. L. Doggett, C. G. Kosonen, A. B. Cordemian, N. O. Anderson, Jr., T. W. Gillen, G. VanHook, T. F. Rush. Fourth row: W. L. Cleveland, Jr., W. P. Danner, C. R. Worthington, W. H. Trask, C. A. Bivenour, Jr., T. F. Hobson, S. Melesko. v — f Soffoms vp: A. T. Rouiston, H. N. Townsend, J. E. Davenport, K. O ' Keefe, C. E. Ransom, Jr., H. H. Goodwin, B. L. Daley, L. W. Mulbry, H. E. Rennacker, N. W. Smusyn, T. A. Ross, M. L. Norton, J. Evasovich, O. C. Paciulli, Jr., R. L. Ghormley. When Major John Edward Williams, U.S.M.C, reported for duty last summer, the Executive Department got an officer who has since shown 0$ what a fine leader is like. No problem is too small to talk over with him, and when we only want to have a bull session, the Eleventh Company office is the place to have it. There, over a hot cup of joe, we discuss everything from service experiences to Graduation, FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS ElinilB CiflM Top row: T. O. Butler, Jr., C. P. C ecil, Jr., R. A. Claytor, W. C. Collins, J. I. D. Cox, W. A. Dennett. ' Second row: S. A. Dobbins, B. M. Downes, G. W. Dyer, H. D. Elichalt, G. J. Eliopulos, W. I. Goewey, M. B. Guild, J. C. Hughes, Jr., T. N. Johnsen, Jr. Third row: T. J. Kilcline, V. P. Klemm, J. D. Lund, T. E. McDonald, R. L. Miller, D. C. Pantle, M. E. Phares, W. I. Read, A. R. Ruggieri. Fourth row: C. H. Sebenius, Jr., V. H. Schaeffer, Jr., W. M. Shanhouse, E. O. Speckart, F. S. Spielmann, J. H. Sullivan, J. D. Venoble, O. A. Wall, L. W. T. Waller, II. I 370 r THIRD CLASS Top row: M. A. Bealle, Jr., D. R. Carliile, N. E. Carpenter, F. R. Cassilly, G. E. Conafore, W. H. DeMert, II, J. D. Elliott, D. G. Fearj, G. A. Fox, Jr. Second row: H. G. Frosier, M. M. Grove, S. A. Herman, C. S. Hooper, Jr., D. B. Hunt, Jr., D. L Jorrell, B. M. Jones, Jr., W. A. Kiehl, C. R. Knut$on. Third row: W. R. Lauder, G. C. Mohoney, F. S. Morovich, Jr., A. P. McCoy, Jr., J. P. Oberholtzer, R. P. Oliver, W. M. Riddle, M. L Schenker, C. A. Skinner, Jr. fourth row: J. H. Spiller, Jr., H. E. Sproull, Jr., F. J. Sterner, R. P. Stimler, J. P. Vosseller, I. R. Williams, R. E. Wise. FOURTH CLASS Front row: L. S. Guillo, D. J. Kay, K. E. Pruden, S. M. Singer, S. M. Beck, J. B. Irwin, J. L Bartholomew, W. R. Kittredge, H. R. Crandall, S. Fudis. Second row: E. A. Burkhalter, Jr., B. Mottioni, G. J. Kleft, R. J. Desrosiers, P. L. Dion, H. D. Morgan, Jr., J. J. Kirk, J. H. Bres, H. J. Grace. Third row: E. S. Hightower, W. F. Foster, H. L. Baulch, R. E. Genter, H. B. Heneberger, Jr., R. A. Hildebrond, J. E. Baker, Jr., J. P. Mehl. Fourth row: W. S. Keller, Jr., L Radkowski, F. F. Gorschboth, W. P. St. Lawerance, C. M. Lake, Jr., G. L Gleoson, F. J. Grondfleld, Jr. fifth row: L P. Treadwell, Jr., C. W. Huyette, Jr. I On these shoulders were shed Twelfth Company tears. In our more unofficial circles Lt. Cdr. Shaw wos known as " Hawk, " " Hele, " and more commonly as " Buck. " We found him a stickler for regulations, but a fair dealer with on affable personality. Aside from his chit- signing and general trouble-shooting duties in the company, Mr. Show was the third battalion football coach and officer repre- sentative of the Musical Club and Masqueroders ' shows. Front row: H. B. Lipschutz, R. T. Styer, H. Gurman, T. B. Wilson, L. V. Delling. Second row: E. Rudzis, G. E. Goodwin, H. N. Kay, H. S. Harris, Jr., R. M. Tatum, G. H. Sullivan, H. L. Robiner, G. Wilkes. Top row: H. S. Holder, N. W. Bullington, H. S. Kline, B. H. Pester, A. F. Shimmel. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS rr IHFIH OiPAif Top row: W. A. Bacchus, R. Beckwith, J. E. Benoit, J. J. Campanile, A. G. Cohen, R. W. Conklin, W. C. Dotson, H. W. Egan. Second row: S. S. Fine, J. V. Haley, G. W. Hamilton, G. A. P. Hoynes, J. W. Hemann, C. M. Howe, C. E. JefFries, Jr., D. D. Johnson, T. M. Kastner. Third row: E. M. Kocher, P. H. Laric, P. G. LeGros, A. Y. Leving, E. J. Messere, H. W. Morgan, Jr., B. L. Potts, J. Rabinowitz, J. B. Risser. Fourth row: L. M. Serrille, F. W. Smith, G. G. Stewart, K. E. Turner, P. Vladessa, R. F. Wilson, D. C. Young, Jr., R. W. Young, C. J. Zekon. I I 372 THIRD CLASS Top row: K. R. Burns, R. W. Bush, G. M. Castellanos, F. J. Cirencione, G. T. Denmark, J. R. Dunham, S. C. Durham, C. R. Galloway, Jr., J. C. Henning, III. Second row: W. J. Hooker, C. T. Howard, J. H. Jocobson, Jr., T. R. King, J. D. Mackenzie, F. T. Maynord, F. M. McCrow, Jr., W. A. Miller, W. L. Morgan, Jr. Third row. R. L. Mulford, T. A. Peterson, J. E. Reid, W. G. Reitz, T. W. Robinson, C. Snyder, D. B. Sullivan, T. O. Thompson, K. R. Vander- Vennet. fourfh row: J. E. Walsh, Jr., E. T. Wooldridge, Jr., W. H. Wulftange. FOURTH CLASS Front row: R. W. C. Pysz, E. L. Volenfine, T. S. Bums, R. F. Mullen, J. W. Parmelee, C. O. Wokemon, A. W. Todd, Jr., A. D. Haigh, M. A. Patten, M. H. Silverman, J. C. Cochrane, Jr. Second row: T. M. Word, Jr., W. A. Smith, Jr., R. A. Johnstone, R. K. Reed, W. D. Shaughnessy, F. X. McCarthy, R. W. Smith, J. Porter Miller, G. A. Perkins, R. M. Whitoker. Third row: P. W. Taylor, D. L Sorocco, W. P. Craven, C. S. Vogan,Jr., J. J. Entstrosser, Jr., J. P. Sullivan, D. A. Nicksoy, R. A. Madden, R. L Miller. Fourth row: J. F. McGrew, J. E. McGarroh, P. W. Utterbock, R. H. Richardson, J. M. Stump. I Lt. Richard R. Law, class of ' 43, joined fhe Executive Department in mid-winter to become the thirteenth company officer. He has since shared with us his l nowledge, experience, and love for DDs . . . his duty during and after the war. Thus with his know-how and con- stant vigilance, the thirteenth developed into one of the finest companies in the Brigade. Front row: J. E. Vinsel, E. S. Armstrong, J. D. Peterson, B. C. Taylor, A. L. Loeffler. Second row: C. R. Braley, Jr., J. S. Brunson, J. H. H. Corrington, R. J. Clas, C. Mertz, III. Top row: R. R. Carson, A. L Frahler, R. A. Schultz, L. J. Bolond, J. P. Gaffigan, W. A. Speer, Jr. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS rr HUH cmPAiy Top row: F. M. Adorns, Jr., C. E. Bennett, F. E. Bloom, D. Clement, L. L. Collins, K. F. Cook, J. F. Docherty, Jr. Second row: J. W. Donaldson, J. R. Foster, P. L. Fullinwider, S. S. Gloss, R. R. Grayson, R. T. Hordeman, W. I. Harris, Jr., R. C. Hendrickson, Jr., R. E. James. Third row: W. H. Lynch, W. H. Merrill, J. R. Morrison, J. D. Murray, Jr., D. A. Nadig, P. S. Nelson, R. W. Peard, Jr., J. P. Reddick, Jr., D. R. Rice. Fourth row: R. J. Riger, W. T. Roos, W. W. Root, W. C. Sandlin, Jr., G. L Siri, Jr., C. M. Stalnecker, R. W. Titus, R. R. Tolbert, E. D. Wilmoth. u;: hBS MH M 374 I 2i THIRD CLASS FOURTH CLASS Top row: R. H. Babbe, R. F. Bagley, Jr., A. J. Baltz, S. B. Bellis, I. R. Bendell, M. M. Bretting, B. B. Brown, Jr., J. M. Caldwell, H. C. Colvin. Second row: D. H. Cooke, J. A. Davi, R. F. Daykin, F. E. Dungan, J. A. Edwards, W. C. Fillmore, D. G. Fraaso, W. H. French, Jr., R. D. Harris, Jr. Third row. S. D. Hoffman, S. P. Holcomb, H. P. Hoover, Jr., C. T. Kessing, F. E. O ' Connor, J. P. Rasmussen, Jr., W. T. Rossieur, Jr., L. W. Reisch, Jr., D. M. Ridderhof. fourth row: J. J. Ryan, Jr., N. Vytlacil, Jr., H. V. Walsh, Jr., J. I. Wilson, D. L. Webb. Front row: D. I. Hillis, R. C. Cherry, J. R. Brown, R. F. Hood, Jr., S. H. Applegorth, Jr., J. P. Barnes, T. L. Cooper, E. N. Carlson, Jr., J. J. Kane, J. N. Green. Second row; W. H. Bowling, J. E. Fuller, D. M. Greothouse, B. W. Compton, Jr., E. R. Finck, Jr., S. Buckstaff, H. W. Gamber, D. A. Brewer, K. R. Mc Kee. Third row: H. V. Bansgberg, C. A. Brettschneider, W. V. Surman, C. W. Morton, T. R. Stuart, T. S. Carnes, III, W. E. Hutchinson, H. T. Dietrich, Jr. Fourth row: H. M. Giesen, R. B. Kalisch, H. W. Hall, Jr., R. M. Hoover, F. B. Graham, E. Clousner, Jr., B. W. Johnson, fifth row- W. G. Rollins. Lt. Comdr J. C. Young, the Fourteenth Company officer, personifies that old saying, " He ' s hard but he ' s fair. " He runs a taut company and can live up to that word " hard " as anyone who has done wrong and run afoul of him can readily testify. Anyone with troubles or a legitimate complaint will find him willing to lend a sympathetic ear and to take prompt and proper action. Front row: J. W. Robbins, E. S. Bowers, R. A. Cochran, J. I. Meliencamp, P. D. Lowler, E. M. Axtell, Jr. Second row: R. H. Sprince, A. M. Poteet, Jr., S. M. Williams, R. L. Lee, Jr., L. R. Cooke. Third row: D. B. Pruner, W. H. Keen, G. T. Bolzer. Fourth row: f. C. Fogorty, B. M. Buck, E. F. Duncan, J. E. Callahan, Jr. FIRST CLASS FPIIEEIII COiPiM SECOND CLASS Top row: N. Altmon, W. B. Anderson, Jr., R. T. Bailey, R. W. Bean, E. A. Chevalier, B. H. Craig, H. C. Dickson, Jr., J. M. Donlon. Second row: T. J. Donoher, G. G. Duvall, G. A. Freeman, W. ' I. Gary, M. L. Gillom, Jr., R. Glickman, W. H. Hamilton, Jr., D. Henderson, F. W. Herbine, Jr. Third row: R. G. Hunt, Jr., E. S. Iverson, G. H. Kapp, R. D. Keppler, C. G. Kretschmer, III, J. S. Lonsill, Jr., T. J. Larson, A. H. Miksovsky, S. Parker. Fourth row: W. S. Parr, Jr., J. E. Potton, W. C. Peterson, C. E. Rakes, R. J. Rundle, G. F. Smith, C. W. Stoddard, Jr., J. G. Topp, H. D. Train, 11. 376 THIRD CLASS Top row: F. A. Austin, J. R. O. Burgess, G. G. Coleman, D. P. Conger, W. C. Earl, F. A. Edwards, Jr., T. R. Eagye, 11, T. M. Gardiner, III, R. R. Greenley. Second row: D. D. Heerwagen, C. O. Hirsch, B. G. Jakimier, P. T. Johnson, R. A. King, T. I. Kolstod, R. M. Lee, J. M. Lemmon, D. C. Long. Third row: J. D. Lyftle, D. J. McCoy, J. V. McLernon, S. D. Preston, Jr., L. P. Racy, G. L. Rasmussen, G. P. Ritchie, Jr., P. M. Rixey, R. S. Satre. fourth row: R. M. Seipp, G. B. Shicl , Jr., G. C. Smith, Jr., B. G. Stone, R. D. Weedlum, S. C. Young. FOURTH CLASS Front row: B. I. Meoder, A. M. Fernondez, Jr., C. R. Watts, Jr., R. E. Siegei, Jr., J. F. McCaffrey, T. L. Sheets, J. L. Head, H. H. Love, Jr., W. J. Aston, D. Estes, II. Second row: M. R. Lachowicz, D. A. Morongiello, D. R. Osborn, Ml, A. W. Johnson, Jr., R. C. Moreheod, S. A. Cosole, E. D. Rynn, R. E. Matheson, F. L. Rentz, Jr. Third row: G. F. Yoran, Jr., D. B. Levisee, W. A. Weaver, D. E. Walston, H. C. Goelzer, T. W. Trout, C. J. Meadow, B. S. Granum. Fourth row: A. Kremm, E. F. Keene, J. A. Winnefeld, J. B. Orem, Jr., C. D. Mcintosh, R. L. Swart, Jr., D. G. Robinson, Jr. Fifth row: J. H. B. Minnigerode. Lt. Comdr. W. E. Fly, the 15th Company midshipman ' s Mary Hay- worth, was on watch at the 3rd deck 2nd wing elevator when we returned from summer leave 1947. After the normal settling period, we found this southern gentleman with the " 50% flight pay smile " to be very likeable quiet and sympathetic ofFicer. When grounded his main interest is hunting with his irish setter. Front row: M. R. Grady, E. J. Noblet, R. W. Hanby, W. S. Clark. Second row: W. N. Langone, E. J. Sutter, R. T. F. Ambrogi, D. S. Ross, E. M. Chaplrne, M. A. Chiara, E. Frothingham. Last row. G. M. Bates, N. L Halladay, C. J. Shook, D. M. Smith. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS flfllira MfAI! Top row: R. Barden, J. C. Barrow, G. E. Beattie, G. M. Benas, Jr., F. J. Blodgett, C. B. Breaux, Jr., R. M. Brown, K. L. Butler, R. S. Coryell. Second row: J. B. Gulp, Jr., J. H. Demyttenaere, J. D. Dickson, R. C. Dreyer, W. T. Eaton, D. B. Guthe, W. C. Hall, W. N. Harkness, Jr., R. W. Hiebert. Third row: R. R. James, R. Janer, R. A. Kennedy, Jr., R. H. Krider, R. W. Lankenau, R. L Lawler, Jr., W. J. Knetz, Jr., G. E. Leslie, A. M. Lindy. Fourth row: W. W. Wright, G. P. Wood, Jr., T. C. Valanos, J. A. Tinkhom, R. M. Smith, F. N. Sagerholm, Jr., R. M. Romley, C. J. Quillen, Jr., E. J. O ' Connell, Jr., J. B. Mallard, Jr. 378 THIRD CLASS Top row: L. A. Amman, Jr., T. A. Anderson, N. A. Armstrong, III, J. Barry, Jr., J. R. Bowers, R. L. Bowers, Jr., G. P. Buck, T. E. Bulger, W. J. Burke. Second row: A. K. Cameron, Jr., J. L. Cariker, Jr., W. K. Carr, C. A. Davidson, H. L. Driskell, Jr., F. F. Duggon, S. R. Foley, Jr., G. N. Main, R. R. Homer, Jr. Third row: G. F. Hampton, V. R. Hancock, S. C. Hart, Jr., J. W. Harvey, L. L. Johnston, J. H. Kibbey, II, D. A. Kuhlmon, R. H. Laighton, H. R. Lockwood. Fourth row: W. K. Martin, S. H. Olson, M. J. Richardson, H. I. Scribner, Jr., W. S. Taylor, R. A. Walsh, III. FOURTH CLASS Front row: T. L. Jackson, K. J. O ' Toole, F. G. James, H. W. Bruch, W. F. Leppin, T. J. Monnell, R. R. Peterson, H. A. Zoehrer, J. R. Farrell, J. T. Heigl, Jr., W. J. Pototsky. Second row: M. C. Goske, R. J. Seymour, R. H. Mcintosh, W. P. Kittermon, P. L Stephens, J. B. Carr, Jr., W. Rees Phillips, P. E. Pearson, H. W. Vail, R. H. McGlohn, Jr. Third row: E. R. Schack, Jr., J. D. Hemenway, D. D. Haynsworth, C. R. Welch, J. P. Laubach, P. S. Byrne, Jr., W. L. Seymour, D. A. Deady, T. C. Edwords, Fourth row: W. J. Hennessy, L. J. Keily. H f: Tr « ' I 1 1 ft If :■% % 9k mr4 nms ' M ,A - Mi i i ' K ft ■ 1 - i ' Lt. Comdr. W. B. Fargo, 1 6fh Company Officer ... on astute man in his profession, he has shown great ambition for, and deep interest in his men, their welfare, and the successful execution of the com- pany ' s policy. He has been as much a friend and adviser as he is an efficient organizer. front row: R. E. Nicholson, M. J. O ' Friel. Second row: P. P. Billingsley, R. I. Gornik, J. A. Fletcher, W. D. Chandler, J. L. Gracey, R. U. Scott. Third row: R. E. King, R. G. Buechler, R. J. Springe, F. S. Tiernan, T. F. KildufF. lost row: H. K. Gates, W. A. Kanakonui, S. L Kunin. FIRST CLASS SECO ND CLASS SlIlESiie COiPlN! Top row: H. W. Albers, J. B. Brown, W. J. Brojdich, J. F. Burke, I. G. Churchill, Jr., J. R. Clark, G. Clark, Jr., R. C. Clinite, E. O. Dietrich. Second row: J. R. Dughi, R. C. Ebel, W. J. Fredericks, M. D. Goldberg, J. F. Harper, Jr., R. C. Hennekens, F. R. Hibbord, H. Hoppe, III, P. F. Klein. Third row: A. K. Knoizen, C. D. MacDonald, J. L. McVoy, R. S. Moore, C. R. Norton, Jr., R. B. Ooghe, W. H. Sample, F. P. Schlosser, D. R. Schmidt. Fourth row: F. E. Sherman, Charles R. Smith, Jr., Robert L. Smith, H. F. Tipton, Jr., W. P. Vosseler, J. R. Walker, E. J. Wieiki, R. E. Wilson, Jr., R. S. Wolford. 380 iTA iiidJfUKmA KmJ THIRD CLASS FOURTH CLASS Top row: p. F. Block, D. A. Bossen, B. R. Boylon, E. J. Bronar$, C. J. Burnett, Jr., C. M. Conlon, Jr., J. J. DiNordo, Jr., C. Dobony, G. G. Deranian. Second row: H. D. Elvidge, R. D. French, R. E. Goodspeed, R. D. Harrell, R. S. Hughes, K. J. Ivonjon, H. P. Kilroy, J. W. Lynn, J. H. Mathews. Third row: P. G. McMohon, S. J. Moffat, E. F. Pine, O. C. Rath, R. L. Ringhausen, J. S. Sieg, E. M. Smith, Jr., J. C. Snyder, L G. Stonge. Fourth row: R. W. Weltch, C. R. Whipple. Front row: W. M. Smith, Jr., A. Dash, C. B. Pearlston, Jr., L. L. Kernan, Jr., R. W. Leech, Jr., C. E. Diers, W. C. Knapp, D. P. Kinney, T. T. Beattie, H. G. Richard, O. M. Fourzan. Second row: R. E. Lombard, D. V. Bonnerman, K. E. Whyte, M. S. Baronoff, W. W. Dinegar, M. F. Reisinger, D. W. Knutson, B. A. Weisheit, D. B. Hauser, P. A. Wickwire. Third row: H. E. Ruggles, II, F. J. Degnon, J. Purcell, F. A. Post, G. K. Derby, C. N. Woterhouse, Jr., G. A. Brown, R. J. Feldheim, S. J. Loferski. Fourth row: G. T. Allender, W. S. Lewis, G. J. Schuller, J. G. Aivis. 5 ' !Hiii mi 7W» » ' W It ft 9.« 1 1 • :i • • • « • i L i Lt J. N. Cummings has been with us longer than the usual run of the executive officers and during this time we have come to know and to take for granted his beaming manner. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to those who may need his able assistance Top: R, N. Smith, P. N. Sherrill, G. S. Wright, R. S. Lee, H. T. Settle, Jr., E. F. McLaughlin, Jr., R. E. Melhorn, T. H. Nugent, Jr. Cenfer: A. L Jansen, J. T. Becker, W. G. Ikard, E. L. Korb, E. P. Supancic, C. B. Hogan. Boitom: R. M. Fluss, C. C. Carter, Jr., J. L Peterson, Jr., C. C. Villarreal. Kneeling on Deck: D. B. Hatmoker. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS irafiiiiB Top row: H. B. Barkley, Jr., F. G. Baur, M. M. Bonner, E. B. Brown, G. F. Brummitf, W. L. Bryan, G. L. Boric, W. C. Cobb, R. J. Coontz. Second row: E. A. Cruise, Jr., W. E. Duke, Jr., J. H. Gollner, R. F. Goodacre, Jr., J. L. Greene, D. I. Gunckel, L. E. V. Jackson, H. W. Jones, C. W. Josey, Jr. Third row: J. E. Kneale, R. W. MocArthur, W. C. McMurray, R. MergI, W. A. O ' Floherty, J. C. Ostlund, E. J. Reiher, T. M. Rogers, F. O. Roland, Jr. Fourth row. J. W. Rupe, P. J. Sorris, E. T. E. Sprague, G. B. Stone, C. O. Swonson, L. A. Troughton, Jr., F. W. Ward, F. J. Wilder, E. E. Woods, Jr. MA..i 382 4l M THIRD CLASS Top row: R. R. Aillet, J. A. Allen, J. M. Arnold, W. H. Ayres, Jr., N. C. Blackburn, Jr., R. M. Bossart, D. S. Boyd, W. R. Congdon, C. E. Crowley. Second row: R. E. Dollinger, M. I. Frozier, R. R. Jefferson, C. J. Kempf, M. H. Lasell, J. W. Lisonby, G. D. Michie, R. A. Miller, G. D. Moore, Jr. Third row: R. V. Ninnis, J. K. Noble, Jr., T. F. O ' Neill, Jr., A. L. Pleasants, III, G. J. Rees, Jr., J. A. Robinson, P. J. Ryan, T. H. Saltsman, H. R. Skelton. Fourth row: M. i. Treado, A. B. White, Jr., A. J. White, Jr. FOURTH CLASS Front row: W. W. Von Christierson, A. M. Crews, J. F. Martin, D. W. Pogue, C. O. Paddock, A. D. Holland, F. A. Stelzer, F. J. Nordi, F. J. E. Sdwitz, E. S. Guthrie, Jr., T. J. Stolle. Second row: S. F. Highleymon, R. N. Williams, T. J. Keefe, Jr., A. P. Sundry, J. O. Bergo, D. H. Jorvis, E. E. McKendree, Jr., C. C. O ' Brien, J. T. Berrier, H. Donabedian. Third row: J. M. Redfteld, C. Courtright, L. A. Roberts, Jr., R. W. Reig, M. G. Shimer, D. C. Cole, R. R. Brodley, R. A. Owen, N. S. Burley. Fourth row: J. M. leiser, P. B. Tuio, J. L. Romey, E. M. Lyden, T. K. Carson, J. J. Mulorz, S. M. Klingensmith, A. C. Friedman. i " Gommy " , as he is known to his eighteenth company group of poli- ticians, has been in every sense of the words " a swell guy " . A quiet, rather slow moving company officer, Lt. Comdr. Gomengenger in contrast to the speedsters in the hey-day of the " spectre, " sur- renndered his company office for the sanctity of the battalion office so that the caff ein friends of the company might have a rendezvous. front row: R. C. Smith, Jr., E. B. Rogers, Jr., J. K. McConeghy, Jr. Second row: F. D. Jackson, Jr., K. Kelty, E. N. Wells, H. R. Humphrey, W. I. McClure, T. J. Hull, III. Stonding: D. A. Hurt, Jr., W. H. Harris, K. W. Dunwody, Jr., R. C. Morrow, A. L. Markel, H. B. Loheed, J. L. Oberrieder. By the Locker: R. D. Schneider, R. R. Neely, Jr. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS EiGBinnH muM Top row: W. J. Baiko, C. J. Bauman, Jr., H. E. Boumgorten, Jr., R. H. Baysinger, Jr., J. S. M. Benson, K. J. Bernstein, R. E. Brady, D. Butler, Jr., E. S. Carver. Second row: S. R. Chessman, S. T. Counts, D. W. Daniel, Joe A. Dickson, M. R. Fallon, W. A. Finlay, Jr., R. H. Francis, J. M. Fraiee, R. E. Goldman. Third row: W. S. Guthrie, J. V. Josephson, W. R. Kent, III, T. D. Linton, J. E. McEneorney, C. W. Meyrick, E. A. Miller, R. F. Mohrhordt, O. S. Mollison. Fourth row: M. W. Nicholson, M. O. Paul, H. J. Shirley, Chos. M. Smith, E. W. Smith, Jr., J. K. Walker, W. Wentworth, James C. Wilson, C. J. Youngblode. 384 THIRD CLASS Top row: W. W. Anderson, Jr., G. P. Brady, J. J. Chambers, C. A. Clark, III, A. B. Davis, L R. Davis, G. F. Dooley, J. W. Dorsey, III, R. W. Duggan, IL Second row: R. F. Engler, Jr., G. D. Ferguson, III, C. L. Greenwood, W. W. Greer, J. L. Grier, Jr. J. W. Griest, R. D. HofFman, E. A. Gude, C. R. JanHio. Third row: B. F. Knapp, W. A. McBroom, E. Mendel, K. H. Monroe, G. G. Nelson, G. A. Prince, A. K. Ryan, Jr., K. C. Spayde, Jr., R. J. SUth. Fourih row W. B. Taylor, F. W. Terrell, Jr., A. D. Vining, R. C. Webb, III, K. C. Wilson. FOURTH CLASS Front row: F. W. Cook, E. W. Carter, III, R. C. Higgins, Jr., E. H. Soylor, H. T. Bailey, R. C. Rowley, R. C. Wolfe, J. F. Gilchrist, II, L K. Heidbreder, G. L. Montgomery. Second row: B. M. Spanakos, J. L. Billingsley, S. T. Martin, Jr., S. O. Jones, S. P. Burke, f. C. Halstead, W. M. Austin, Jr., J. E. Allen, R. O. Beat. Third row: R. V. Larson, W. T. Marin, M. F. Leslie, Jr., D. J. Sommer, J. P. Hillock, M. L. Hill, Jr., C. F. Rushing, J. W. Hammond, Jr. Four row: R. N. Whistler, Jr., R. F. Pramann, E. H. Woolwine, Jr., R. E. Vander Naillen, Jr., J. Miller, F. R. Johns, C. E. McDonough. Fifth row: F. L. Etchison, Jr. Front row: J. D. Caylor, R. W. O ' Reilly, R. W. VanKirk, Jr., J. L Jensen, Jr. Second row: K. B. Webster, C H. Langton, E. J. Ortlieb, W. E. Johnston, R. P. Nottingham, R. H. Meenon, C. E. Hathaway, T. E. Stanley. Third row: W. A. Rogers, Jr., D. R. Nolen, C. E. Dorris, W. H. Barton, Jr., E. N. Smith. Coming from multi-engine planes and some pretty hot stufF on Okinawa, life appeared to be a little dull here at the Academy. However, when Lt. Comdr. Miller found himself the Nineteenth Company Officer, things began to pop. Off to a bod start the company wound up in the bucket position for the fall set. During the winter we gained very few points because the weatherman was mean. However, come the spring and the commander ' s pep talks — Stand from under! FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS MEEra ciPiiy Top row; E. W. Achee, J. J. Barrow, E. O. Barsness, J. D. Beeler, D. O. Campbell. Second row; B. A. Carpenter, J. P. Cartwright, A. L Cecchini, D. G. Cluett, S. S. Cox, T. A. Curtin, R. J. Eustace, J. J. Garibaldi, R. M. Ghormley. Third row; T. M. Gill, R. W. Goodman, J. H. Green, W. Jennison, J. A. Jepson, J. M. Johnson, Jr., E. J. Maguire, Jr., M. I. McCreight, J. D. McKeogh. Fourth row; J. A. McTammany, L. A. Moore, A. G. Negus, L. G. O ' Connell, Jr., C. A. Palmer, Jr., J. Scoville, S. A. Skomsky, J. R. Swanson, E. F. Zimmerman, Jr. 386 rf 1 B p • H THIRD CLASS Top row: D. A. Ameen, C. H. Arvidson, I. J. N. BIyde, Jr., M. Brett, S. C. Burgess, P. J. Conley, Jr., T. A. DeBacker, R. E. Eyster, W. B. Famsworth, Jr. Second row: N. M. French, Jr., E. Halpern, C. D. Hopkins, G. E. Irish, J. M. Jacobs, H. I. Laniado, T. A. LeDew, O. W. Lynch, J. E. Molloy. Third row: O. J. Monci, Jr., W. A. Motson, II, A. D. McFall, L. A. Moller, N. K. Mullin, C. A. Orem, G. W. Patterson, H. R. Portnoy, F. H. Roab. fourth row: R. T. RaclifFe, A. L. Register, III, D. K. Robbint, A. Shortel, R. D. Snyder, Jr., D. Stull. FOURTH CLASS Front row: C. K. Martin, P. A. Lautermilch, H. A. Ginder, A. R. Phillips, F. G. Balderston, L. C. Catalano, G. H. Rosette, C. M. Waespy, J. G. Skidmore. Second row: H. G. Hartman, C. W. Nyquist, O. H. Ware, C. H. Tollefson, R. M. Stanley, J. E. McCormick, W. A. Williams, J. F. Tool. Third row: J. A. Sladky, J. C. Wilcox, B. A. Ortolivo, R. A. Hodnett, D. M. Watland, R. E. Wray, III, G. A. Mines, Jr. Fourth row: J. H. Ryan, T. C. Rook, F. C. Skiles, R. J. Rasmussen. i Our hats are off to Major Giebler. He is the one who eased us back into our routine after the big leave. He cushioned the shoclc. When the Doric Ages approached he was even up to that, too. His friendly smiles and his ever-helping hand certainly mode our year an easier and a more profitable one. Front row: J. R. McMohon, Jr., J. L. Everngam, Jr., R. B. Moore, F. H. Grolow. Second row: L. F. Estes, ,D. Holstein, W. R. Ayers, J. S. Crosby, Jr., E. W. Meyers, A. E. Conord, L Berberion, Jr., S. K. Moore. Third row: R. T. Goodwin, G. W. Dittmann, D. L. Hartshorn, W. G. Brendle, G. R. Engel. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS iiiENiinB coiPiiy Top row: H. M. Boding, A. H. Balch, D. H. Brown, A. R. Corr, R. G. Chote, R. S. Clark, J. E. Durham, Jr., S. E. Foscato, Jr. Second row: F. P. Goulburn, T. J. Hammer, Jr., D. A. Howley, J. D. Hill, R. W. Kelly, J. O. Kirkbride, Jr., W. E. Morquordt, Jr., C. D. McCullough, W. H. Meanix, Jr. Third row: G. D. Mello, W. A. Myers, L. M. Noel, D. T. Ousterhout, J. C. Peters, K. A. Porter, L. S. Pyles, W. M. Rotliff, C. E. Reid, Jr. Fourth row: R. W. Ridenour, T. P. Riegert, S. Shapiro, A. F. Simcich, P. F. Stephenson, G. E. Synhorst, R. G. Tweel, R. L. Walters, H. C. White. 388 THIRD CLASS Top row: T. J. Bigley, A. G. Builfa, A. J. Callohan, Jr., C. E. Church, Jr., H. A. Collin, Jr., F. Cramblef, W. E. Davis, Jr., W. B. Ely, Jr., H. R. Flory, Jr. Second row: F. A. Green, J. E. Greenwood, G. B. Halperin, J. B. Howard, E. R. Jablontki, R. J. Keevert, R. T. Kelly, R. P. Kramer, H. M. Krontzmon. Third row: R. L. Loetscher, M. D. Martin, J. J. McNolly, K. W. Pfeiffer, J. B. Pleasants, C. B. P. Sellar, T. H. Sherman. Jr., R. Elbridge Smith, J. I. Van Kleeck. Fourth row: B. B. Lane, N. J. Wolecka, J. M. Young, Jr. FOURTH CLASS Fronf row: I. Patch, W. J. Pardee, R. J. Houser, R. A. Griest, F. M. Smith, J. A. Seward, M. D. Cunningham, J. D. Dungon, W. C. Porler, B. F. Price A. S. Bowen. Second row: W. B. Duncan, F. J. Mulhollond, C. D. Fletcher, C. D. Morrow, J. L. Smeltier, S. Nail, A. Reotegui, F. S. Conlon, G. R. Voegelein, A. L. Donis. Third row: J. N. Cruise, P. W. Sherman, W. M. Drake, B. T. Prior, W. D. McDonough, E. L Madeira, D. E. Westbrook, P. M. Maxwell, J. P. Kelley. Lt. E. E. Buckwalter, USN, took the helm of the twenty-first company after six years of almost continuous destroyer duty. These years were punctuated with experiences such as navigating in the mined waters of the English Channel. He, also, was one of those hardy souls who engaged in Olympic wrestling. front row; C. A. Fowler, E. S. Levy, R. O. Wheeler. Second row: K. R. Thiele, R. C. Anderson, W. P. Riggins, J. R. Silvey, R. C. Allen, H. P. Benton. Third row: H. F. Smith, W. F. Sallada, G. W. Riggs, R. A. Chapman, G. A. Leighton, B. V. Domberg, J. F. Ward. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS Tl m-fliSI COiPAl! Top row: M. N. Allen, J. H. Alv.is, M. S. Bentin, W. A. Black, A. C. Boughton, III, W. D. Bourne, L. E. Branch, H. J. Bushman, Jr., K. M. Carr. Second row: C. L. Culwell, S. W. Curtis, Jr., J. P. Dearing, J. F. Dobson, B. J. DuWoldt, M. J. Gauss, Jr., J. L Hofford, J. F. Ingalls, III, W. S. Knoble. Third row: M. K. lake, G. H. Lochner, S. G. Moyfield, III, O. E. Olsen, E. J. Otth, Jr., J. T. Rigsbee, W. J. Sawtelle, A. A. Schoufelberger, Jr., G. B. Schuchart. Fourth row: Robt. F. Smith, Jr., J. A. Stubstad, P. S. Swanson, P. H. Thom, Jr., H. R. Thurber, Jr., W. Valencia, L. F. Vogt, Jr., C. R. White, B. D. Whittlesey, M. A. Zettel. 390 THIRD CLASS Top row. ' H. R. Babington, Jr., R. C. Barber, R. C. Binnion, Jr., R. A. Bisselle, J. M. Bolger, P. Boney, III, W. F. Dombrowski, H. H. Drake, R. F. Drake. Second row: C. M. Dughi, R. C. Frosio, R. M. Freeman, Jr., C. D. Goodiel, Jr., W. B. Haidler, W. J. Hardy, Jr., H. G. Herring, L. J. Innerbichler, R. W. Jasperson. Third row.- B. M. Jennings, G. E. Jessen, R. E. Keebler, C. F. Kyger, H. P. Madera, T. C. McGrath, Jr., R. T. Perry, E. E. Purvij, L R. Royal, foorfh row: A. O. Rule, III, M. V. Schlappi, Jr., M. J. Schulfz, Jr., T. H. Sharp, Jr., I. W. Smith, T. E. Vines, E. R. Watson. FOURTH CLASS Front row: J. T. Gorofalo, T. S. Cowan, R. C. Loesch, F. Holloway, R. W. Hanemann, G. R. Sears, A. R. Haggett, E. C. Bauer, C. P. Bobbin, B. G. Pierce. Second row: R. H. Lessig, J. W. Ledbetter, L. G. Marlow, J. O. Rogers, M. J. Batchelder, T. D. Moffitt, S. P. Ginder, W. F. Barbazette, J. R. Thompson. Third row: H. F. Starn, R. V. Childs, I. S. Kollmorgen, H. C. Arnold, J. N. Dewing, J. M. Lombardo, S. A. Higgins, J. P. Corrigan, III. Fourth row: D. B. B. Buchanan, O. A. Reordon, H. J. Bakke, R. R. Cornwell, L. I. Tucker, A. Chertavian, J. L. Hofmockel, Fifth row: L. H. Bibby, III, C. R. Gillespie, Jr. Front row: R. B. Rubenstein, K. M. Robbins, R. K. Russell, A. Mclnfyre. Second row. L. Dorsey, K. M. Treadwell, D. H. Corson, P. H. Bolger, D. B. Hall, A. J. Thompson. Third row: E. F. Resch, H. B. Rordln, E. C. Rice. From Guadalcanal where he received the Presidential Unit Citation and letter of commendation and from Iwo Jima where he received another Unit Citation in addition to the Purple Heart and Navy Cross, to the Naval Academy where he received the twenty-second company came Major J. W. Antonelll, USMC. The company sweated out the waiting period for his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel with him and received the best examples of good leadership from his association. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS mun-SECHD cipm Top row: R. D. Adams, E. L. Alderman, B. S. Bartholomew, Jr., B. E. Bauing, J. W. Beeler, P. R. Boggs, Jr., R. H. Brown, H. F. Bryant, Jr., A. B. Coburn. Second row: O. D. Colvin, H. J. Donahue, J. A. Donovan, Atlee R. Ellis, R. L. Faricy, L. K. Fenlon, Jr., G. D. Florence, C. Gardner, J. H. Haberthier. Third row: W. E. Hoff, S. M. Jenks, J. E. Jensen, C. M. Kinney, Jr., G. J. Kirk, Jr., C. W. Lamb, J. A. McQuilling, C. F. Meloy, C. C. Norman. Fourth row: S. M. Ramsey, E. A. Rowthorne, P. T. Riley, J. H. Scott, R. H. Seth, L. A. Shea, Jr., H. L. Smith, W. D. Weir, J. H. Wynn, III, R. H. West. 392 WW THIRD CLASS Top row: H. L. Anderson, C. C. Angleman, B. R. Avery, C. R. Bardes, C. Braybrooke, D. P. Brubeck, A. G. Duncan, Jr., C. S. Fairbank, Jr., P. W. Forehand. Second row: W. J. Funk, Jr., E. G. Greenberg, L. D. Halleck, M. L. Kaplan, J. S. Lassing, W. H. Loomis, H. E. McDowell, Jr., F. G. Meyer, K. D. Moll. Third row: D. A. Walker, J. J. Pausner, Jr., C. G. Robertson, Jr., R. T. Schultz, A. M. Sinclair, J. D. Skien, R. Eugene Smith, R. M. Smith, Jr., G. E. Van. fourth row: R. W. Walker, R. Whitelow. FOURTH CLASS Front row: A. G. Columbo, R. E. Helttula, C. B. Duke, Jr., K. A. Kirby, J. C. Peterson, P. L. Meier, J. M. Laramore, J. H. Cooper, D. R. Higgs, W. C Stevens, Jr., L. E. Bolt. Second row: C. V. Lowery, D. T. Stockman, E. R. Callahan, F. O. Kirms, R. J. Sweeney, J. S. Patterson, W. B. Purse, Jr., P. D. Olson, W. G. Christner, C. C. McNeil. Third row: R. J. Reintgen, A. E. Church, Jr., R. P. Lewis, J. P. Cromwell, R. E. Innos, J. B. Edwards, Jr., M. A. locona, R. C. Livingston, A. Moloney. Fourth row: D. A. Richitt, J. R. Love, J. C. Wyman, Jr., N .M. Tollefson, F. R. Hunter, Jr., D. B. Robertson, J. D. Hartley. f,t.-i:t f. « I f :1 rl Lt. Comdr. J. P. Seifert USN ... to quote his own Lucky Bog . . . " his ready smile and habitual good humor win friends for him wherever he goes " . . . and he is usually on the go . . . checking of all 23rd company drills, rooting at their athletic events, and getting in that flight time despite the Maryland weather. Front row. J. M. Ivey, T. E. Mafia, W. J. Laubendorder, E. B. Hebden, J. M. Perkins, R. E. Kenyon. Second row: J. R. Lowdenslager, W. W. Lee, R. S. McGihon, A. Landis, W. F. Doddy, J. K, Welsh, Third row: R. E. SchwoefFermann, H. O. Lea, H. B. Moore, H. L Jones, R. B. Hodson. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS rr iim-IEIH OiPAil Top row: F. W. Benson, Jr., M. Berngard, D. B. Bosley, W. J. Budge, J. P. Cookson, R. F. D ' Ambra, C. DiBenedefto, J. E. Droim. Second row: H. P. Fishman, J. B. Foster, T. I. Gunning, N. D. Harding, Jr., C. H. Hershner, L N. Hoover, R. W. Kennedy, P. J. Koehler, W. E. Lindsey, Jr. Third row: T. R. Mohoney, Wm. L. Martin, III, B. P. Murphy, R. H. Nelson, P. G. O ' Keefe, E. W. Page, T. E. Ringwood, C. W. Roberts, P. J. Saraceni. Fourth row: B. Schniebolk, R. W. Sheppe, E. F. Shine, Jr., W. D. Smith, C. S. Snodgross, Jr., J. E. Townsend, C. R. Vail, R. L. V0I2, J. H. Webber. 394 THIRD CLASS Top row: J. C. Akin, K. E. Bixby, Jr., J. J. Branson, Jr., G. D. Bruce, J. W. Calhoun, H. M. Estes, Jr., R. Z. Fobs, Jr., D. T. Gochenour, G. M. Gray. Second row: W. F. Grimm, M. K. Groover, Jr., N. J. Honks, G. F. Kempen, II, E. P. Knox, J. G. Little, D. K. Mayo, C. L. Mull, II, R. J. Murphy, Jr. Third row: S. B. Meander, J. R. Parmer, L. R. Polmerton, J. R. Powell, Jr., S. C. Reed, J. P. O ' Reilly, Jr., W. K. Rockey, J. Sox, E. E. Speaker. Fourth row: W. B. Stewart, Jr., R. L. Still, B. R. Weymouth, A. C. White, J. R. Wilkins, Jr., W. B. Wright. FOURTH CLASS Front row: J. W. Ingram, K. W. Matson, D. R. Moyer, R. B. NefF, W. L. Weber, T. A. McPheeters, A. R. Torruella, E. W. Vemer, T. W. Sherman, Jr., J. P. Francis, F. R. Ysunza. Second row: P. F. H. Hughes, R. J. Rehwaldt, B. F. Read, Jr., R. A. Baldwin, R. G. Belk, Jr., S. D. Cleavenger, Jr., C. T. Hutchins, Jr., W. H. Boakes, C. D. Larson, R. G. Bills. Third row: J. H. Grady, W. Banta, G. H. B. Shaffer, F. D. Meredith, T. E. Wynkoop, R. P. Inman, W. E. Campbell, Jr., H. J. Wiseman, C. E. CaufTman. Last row: R. R. Baurichter, L. R. Sarosdy , N. S. Young, D. W. Simons, L. A. Stockdale. Lt. Comdr, H. L. Vaughan ... a square shooter who always lets you know where he stands ... a firm but fair disciplinarian ... a champion of the midshipman ' s cause (sometimes it seems like a lost one) ... an officer of whom anyone would be proud to say, " He ' s a friend of mine " ... a man sized man ... in short we ' re proud to work with Hank Vaughan. Front row: P. R. Moureau, H. S. Crosby, J. A. Wilson, F. E. Bergeaux, T. P. Cheesman. Second row: W. R. Hintz, G. L. Palmer, G. L. Hoffman, D. T. Deibler, C. P. Coulter. Third row: C. J. Kelly, A. G. Henry, C. L. Suit, R. W. Brown, S. B. Garner, D. D. DeWitt. FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS ifl-fiffl COiPAll Top row: A. F. Bacon, R. B. Blackwell, C. R. Brandt, W. R. Broughton, Jr., R. A. Brown, B. A. Bush, Jr., J. J. Connors, Jr., A. B. Cooper, K. F. Dorenkomp. Second row: R. A. Frost, B. Glass, Jr., R. G. Greenwood, S. J. Greif, D. C. Hoeske, C. P. Hory, Jr., J. R. Haughey, R. P. Housold, F. G. Horan. Third row: J. C. Huenerberg, Jr., J. N. Kanevsky, G. M. Kling, J. G. Landers, M. B. Lechleiter, Jr., I. T. McDonald, Jr., A. J. Morency, H. B. Parker, Jr., W. H. Russ, III. Fourth row: P. I. Schoos, H. E. Shocklett, D. A. Smith, D. C. Stonflll, H. A. Stromberg, Jr., J. R. Wallace. 396 JSA aIm THIRD CLASS Top row: R. E. Babcock, J. S. Bier, F. R. Bonner, H. R. Buehler, A. S. Butler, E. W. Carr, R. D. Davison, W. J. R. F. Gaylord, R. L. Hartwell, Jr., T. E. Jenike, R. L. Jones, G. R. Kilbourn, Jr., J. D. Kost, Jr., W. B. Krill, J. W. H. Pravitz, N. K. Rogers, R. P. Schneider, R. G. Smifh, J. B. Stetson, A. F. Suraci, C. J. Thro, Jr. Dickerson, E. K. N. Lyman. Third Dille. Second row: J. Fenier, row: D. C. Miller, B. T. Mills, FOURTH CLASS Front row: R. H. Roberts, W. P. Heim, R. D. Franke, A. T. Ward, A. S. Thorne, J. L. Woodbury, T. G. McCreless, W. G. Stephenson, G. C. Thomas, R. S. Solin. Second row: D. D. Procht, H. C. Gouldin, T. R. Golec, M. J. Breen, W. W. Boyes, R. A. Robbins, R. W. Hooper, R. A. Young, R. C. Baxter. Third row: R. Dollo Muro, J. R. Wales, J. W. Moher, W. R. Dovies, H. M. Graves, M. L. Duke, E. D. Biddle, W. D. Heffernon. Fourth row: P. M. Pahl, D. L. Balti, D. A. Kilmer, J. H. Bowden, H. B. Nix. ■11 ff I! HI L fl. rr Who, by his indomitable will and example of leadership, developed for the nation its most effective weapon in the Pacific War ... by com- manding his fast and powerful carrier force in a manner that has already become legend in the Navy. To this unbeatable spirit ... to a career officer whose devotion to duty might well be our model m keeping the peace ... his friends, in and out of the service, dedicate this small memorial. 399 : s PH un m lU IS Administration 12 Art Club 74 Award Winners 186 Aviation Building 165 Aviation Department 136 Baccalaureate Service 181 Bancroft Hall 54 Band, Naval Academy 15 Basketball 23 ♦Baseball 178 Battalion Officers 58 Biographies New England 199 Metropolitan 215 South 249 Central Plains 275 West 306 Pacific 329 Boat Club 116 Boxing 98 Boy Meets Girl 174 Brigade Activities Committee 70 Business Gang 174 Camid 122 Chapel 16 Cheer Leaders 180 Chess Club 69 Choir 17 Christmas Card Committee 74 Class Crest and Ring Committee . . .196 Class History 194 Class Officers 194 Class Policy Committee 197 Color Company 188 Commandant 56 Concert Series 27 Contents 8 Crew .146 Cross Country 145 Cruise Youngster 1 20 Camid 122 Second Class 124 First Class 129 Crypt 19 DahlgrenHall 2 2 Dinghy Team 103 Drama Clubs 174 Drum and Bugle Corps 1 60 " E " Dance 182 Electrical Engineering Department . . 1 54 English History and Government Department 168 Executive Department 56 Fencing 93 Football Varsity 39 Junior Varsity 95 150 pound. . ' 48 Foreign Language Clubs 107 Foreign Language Department 106 Glee Club 172 Goat Keepers 180 Golf 141 ♦Graduation 190 Gym Team 94 HoUoway Plan 12 Hop Committee 28 Hospital 150 Hubbard Hall 144 Hygiene Department 151 Intramurals 1 14 Japanese Bell 14 Juice Gang 173 June Week 177 Lacrosse 110 Library 169 Library Committee 75 78 Log. Lucky Bag 81 Make-up Gang 174 Marine Engineering Department. . . .156 Masqueraders 174 Mathematics Club 170 Math Department 170 Mechanical Engineering Club 158 Midshipman ' s Store 59 Model Club 68 Musical Clubs 171 " N " Dance 183 " N " Winners 183 NA 10 172 NACA 19 Navigation Department 104 Newman Club 18 No More Rivers 184 Non-Graduates 214 Orchestra, Midshipman ' s 173 Ordnance Department 31 Out On A Limb 171 P-Rades 159 Photo Club 74 Physical Training Department 92 Pistol Team 72 Plaque Committee 196 Plebe Entrance 66 President 4 Property Gang 171 Public Relations Committee 65 Quarterdeck Society 75 Radio Club 69 Reception Committee 70 Reef Points Staff 73 Rifle Range 140 Rifle Team 71 Ring Dance 88 Sailing 103, 116 Saint Andrew ' s Chapel 18 Secretary of Defense 5 Secretary of Navy 5 Seamanship Department 104 Soccer 148 Sound Gang 171 Squash 102 Stage Gang 174 Stamp Club 68 Star Boats 118 Stripers Fall 34 Winter 60 Spring 161 Superintendent 13 Swimming Team 96 Tennis 47 Theme Page 6 Thompson Stadium 32 Three Day Routine 66 Track 50 Trident Calendar 73 Trident Magazine 76 Trident Society 73 Tripolitan Monument 165 Ward Hall 30 Wardroom Mess 86 Wardroom Panel 65 Watch Squad 60 Wrestling 100 I ]une Week Insert. Pages 177 through 192, inclusive, are part of the June Week Insert, printed, mailed and inserted after delivery of the book had been completed. PBCE lODII II flRSI t m PemOGiflfB Abel, P. F 226 Abromitis, W. , Jr 230 Adair, H. D.,Jr 334 Adams, R. C 276 Albanese, A. A 216 Alexander, T. E 284 Allen, B. G 299 Allen, H. E 273 Allen, R. C 334 Alt, W. L 302 Ambrogi, R. T. F 230 Anderson, G. A 200 Anderson, R. C 297 Armstrong, E. S 216 Arnold, W. S. M 334 Axtell, E. M,,Jr 335 Ayers, W. R 226 Balzer, G. T 226 Barber, R. P 299 Barnes, W. H., Ill 216 Bartmes, R, Jr 260 Barton, W, H.,Jr 266 Bartow, W. R 302 Baruch,J 217 Bates, G. M 267 Bates, R. W 335 Bavle,J. R 295 Beadling, D. A 230 Beatty, R. L 317 Becker, J. T 284 Behrens, D. R 300 Belflower, H. E.,Jr 260 Bell, G. M.,Jr 250 Benton, H. P., Ill 270 Berberian, L., Jr 227 Bergeaux, F. E 27 1 Berggren, R. E 319 Bevis, B. W 330 Bilderback, O.J 335 Billingsley, P. P 319 Blakney, W. T 308 Blizard, F. H 336 Bodmer, R. V 217 Boland, L.J 285 Bolger, P. H 212 Borchert, W. H 298 Bowers, E. S 327 Bowersox, F. L 319 Bradley, C. S 288 Braley, C. R.,Jr 332 Brendle, W. G 242 Brown, R. W, Jr 242 Bruner, J. W 243 Brunson, J. S 263 Bryant, P. G 288 Buchanan, D. G 231 Buck, B. M 308 Buechler, R. G 231 BuUington, N. W., Jr 250 Burton, R. S 336 Callahan, J. E., Jr 204 Carrington, J. H. H 212 Carroll, R. G 285 Carson, R, R 323 Carter, C. C, Jr 271 Castle, E. C 320 Castruccio, N. A 336 Caylor, J. D 257 Chandler, W. D., 3d 245 Chapline, E. M 303 Chapman, R. A 288 Cheesman, T. P 217 Chew, R. S.,Jr 210 Chiara, M. A 204 Childress, M. L 271 Chipman, W. T., Jr 242 Claitor, R. G 272 Clark, W. S.,Jr 276 Clas, R. 1 218 Clithero, " j. D 346 Cochran, R. A 314 Comerford, J. N 260 ConablcJ. H 213 Conolly, R. C, II 289 Concord, A. E 227 Cooke, L. R 286 Corson, D. H.,Jr 317 Coulter, C. P 218 Cowden, J 300 Cox, J. A 308 Crosby, H. S 218 Crosby, J. S.,Jr 243 Crumpton, J. R. , Jr 268 Cuddy, T, W 204 CuUivan, D. W 219 Daley, B. L 267 Damberg, B. V 280 Davenport, J. E. , Jr 252 Davis, J. M 231 Day, J. C.,Jr 268 Non-graduate. Additional non-graduates listed on page 214. 400 Deavenport, J. E 309 DeGocdcJ 327 Deibler, D. T 232 Delhng, L. V 321 DeWitt, D. D 337 Di ckey. R. R.. Ill 250 diLorenzo, L. V 324 Dittmann, G. W 295 Dittmar, W. D 289 Doddy, W. F 277 Dorris, C. E 267 Dorsey, L 261 ♦Douglas, D. C 232 Dowd, B. S.,Jr 219 Duncan, E. F 337 Duncan, N. L 286 Duncan, R. D 303 Duncan, R. T.,Jr 337 Dunn, S. W.,Jr 253 Dunwody, K. W.,Jr 258 Dupree.J. W.,Jr 261 Easterlm, W. F,,Jr 258 Eaton, R. C.,Jr 323 Ellis, D. A.,Jr 303 Engel, G. R 298 Estes, L. F 205 Evans, W.H.,Jr 243 Evasovich, J 328 Evcmgam, J. L., Jr 244 Eyler. E. M 232 Fisher, W. R.,Jr 304 Fleming, E. B 205 Fletcher,]. A, II 210 Fluss, R. M 233 Fogarty, F. C 321 Foulds, D. D 280 Fowler, C. A., in 322 Frahler, A. L 333 Eraser, I. N 219 Frothinghara, E., Jr 220 Gabriel, W. S 286 Gaffigan, J. P 233 Gamer, S. B 220 Gates, H.K.,Jr 338 Gaylord, S. W.,Jr 309 Ghormley, R. L.,Jr 245 Gleason, L. E 203 Goodwin, G. E 314 Goodwin, H. H.,Jr 338 Goodwin, R. T 220 Gomik, R. 1 277 Gracey, J. L 233 Grady, M. R 338 Graham, W. C.Jr 258 Gralow, F. H 221 Gray, E.J 300 Gurman, H 205 Hall, D. B 314 Hall, R. N.,1I 227 Halladay, N. L 201 Hallman, A. B 309 Hamilton, H. C.,Jr 259 Hamlin, D. R 330 Hanby, R. W.,Jr 263 Hanlon, K 339 Hansen, D. B 295 Harris, H. S.,Jr 339 Hams, W. H 253 Hartshorn, D. L 253 Hathaway, C. E 298 Hatmaker, D. B 221 Hawe, S. R " 339 Hebden, E. B 211 Henderson, R. 1 234 Hendrix, L. M 256 Htnry, A. G.,Jr 264 Herlihy,J. D.,Jr 277 Hernandez, L. C., Jr 261 Hines, C. W 206 Hintz, W. R 301 Hodson, R. B 330 Hoffinan, G. L 262 Hogan, C. B 278 Holder, H. S 287 Holstem, D 221 Howard, L. R 315 ♦Hull, T. J., Ill 310 Humphrey, H. R 246 Huntington, R. D., Jr 222 Hurt, D. A.,Jr 244 Huss, K. H.,Jr 340 Ikard, W. G.,n 325 Ivev.J. M.,Jr 254 Jackson, F. D.,Jr 201 lames, J. W 273 Jansen, A. L 296 Jay, L. A.,Jr 281 Jensen, J. L.,Jr 301 Johnson, F. C 310 Johnson, H. B 333 Johnston, W. E 206 Jones, H. L 234 Kanakanui, W. A.,Jr 347 Kay, H. N 296 Kays, J. C 246 Keen, W. H 289 Kelly, C.J 222 Kelty, K 246 Kenyon, R. E 290 Key, H. N.,J r 310 KildufF, T. F.,Jr 206 King, R. E 207 Kleinman, B. H 290 Kline, H. S 234 Klinefelter, J. W 331 Korb, E. L 235 Kunin, S. L 207 Lafferty, F. R.,Jr 311 Landis, A. , Jr 235 Lane, CM 323 Langone, W. N 207 Langton, C. H 251 Laubendorfer, W. J 222 Lauer, F. W.,Jr 290 Law, J. P 291 Lawler. P. D 264 Lea, H. 311 Lee, R. L.,Jr 254 Lee, R. S.,Jr 328 Lee, W. W.,Jr 254 Leighton, G. A.,Jr 320 Levy, E. S.,Jr 272 Lewis, C. L 326 Lewis, W. W.,Jr 256 Lipschutz, H. B 235 Loeffler, A. L 311 Loheed, H. B 208 Lowdenslager, J. R 244 Lyle, R. B 281 Markel, A. L 340 ♦Marsh, L. M 315 Marsh, M. D 312 Marshall, G. W 296 Martenson, P. V 340 Matia, T. E 278 Matthews, F. E 341 McCallum, E. A.,Jr 341 McClure, W. L 315 McConeghy,J. K.,Jr 341 McCord, J. W 342 McCurdy, F. M.,Jr 285 ♦McDonald, J. J. P 211 McFarland, M. C 331 McGihon, R. S 281 ♦McHugh.J. M.,Jr 247 Mclntyre, A 228 Mclver, D. A 342 McKechnie, R. R 236 McKmley, M. M.,Jr 325 McLaughlin, E. F.,Jr 211 McMahon.J. R..Jr 223 McManus, E. A 282 Meenan, R. H 322 Melhom, R. E 201 Mellencamp, J. 1 282 Menkes, M 223 Mercer, R. B 203 Mertz. C., 3d 223 Meyers, E. W 228 ♦Mickle,J. A.,Jr 264 Montalvo, J 347 Moore, B. A.,Jr 269 Moore, H. B 291 Moore, J. R.,Jr 269 Moore, R. B 247 Moore, S. K 247 Moore, W. V 331 Morris, D. R 224 Morrow, R. C 236 Moss, E. C 236 Moureau, P. R 291 Mulbry, L. W 287 Myrick,J. E 255 Neely, R. R.,Jr 259 Nelson, F. L 346 Nicholson, R. E 237 Niland, K 237 Noblet, E.J 282 Nolen, D. R 265 Norton, M. L 325 Nottingham, R. P 251 Nugent,!. H.,Jr 228 Oberrieder, J. L 304 O ' Friel, M. J 237 O ' Keefe, K 317 O ' Reilly, R. W 251 Orr, F. W.,Jr 255 Ortlieb, E.J 238 PaciuUi, O. C.,Jr 203 Palmer, G. L.,Jr 292 Perkins, J. M 213 Pester, B. H 322 Peterson, J. D 202 Peterson,]. E.,Jr 278 Pierson, W. C 342 Pittman, R. C 268 Poteet, A. M, Jr 312 Pruner, D. B 333 Pyle, R. 0.,Jr 316 Quinn, P. L 332 Ransom, C. E., Jr 224 Rardm, H. B 276 Reem, R. D 238 Rees, W. L 292 Remsen, H 200 Rennacker, H. E 292 Resch, E. F 293 Rice, E. C 269 Riggins, W. P.,Jr 259 Riggs, G. W 326 Robbms,J. W 299 Robbins, K. M 301 Robiner, H. L 304 Robinson, R. W 283 Rogers, E. B.,Jr 343 Rogers, J. P.,Jr 238 Rogers, W. A.,Jr 208 Ross, D. S 255 Ross, E. H.,Jr 270 Ross, T. A 332 Roulston, A. T 239 Rubenstein, R. B 305 Rudzis, E 283 Russell, J. A 256 Russell, R. K 312 Sallada, W. F 279 Sawyer, W. G 262 Schneider, R. D 343 Schofield, A. R.,Jr 262 Schultz, R. A 213 Schwoeffermann, R. E 293 Scott, R. U 224 Searle, R. H 343 Searson, R. A 252 Settle, H. T., Jr 344 Sheehan, C. A 328 Shemll, P. N 344 Sherwood, J. N 318 Shimmel, A. F 239 Shimshak, RE 297 Shook, C.J.,Jr 272 Silvey.J. R 316 Small, W. N 274 Smeds,J. H 320 Smith, D. M 302 Smith, E. N 239 Smith. H. F.,Jr 344 Smith, M. M 324 Smith, R. CJr 270 Smith, R. N 240 Smusyn. N. W 293 ♦Solum. C. L 345 Spalding. T. C 305 Speer, W. A..Jr 208 Sprince. R. H 200 Springe. R.J 318 Stacy, E. F 279 Stanley, T. E 283 Stephens, D. R 279 Strahley, C. G 240 Stringfellow, H. R., Jr 263 Strother, J. W 252 Struyk, R 229 Stycr, R. T 345 Suit, C. L., in 313 Sullivan, G. H.,Jr 294 Supancic, E. P 240 Sutter, E.J 225 Suttill, F.J.,Jr 229 Tagliente, J. P 209 latum, R. M 324 Taylor. B. C 245 Thiele, K. R 229 Thompson, A. J 202 Thornhill, D. R 345 Tieman, F. S 212 Tobin, R. G.,Jr 225 Townsend, H. N 265 TreadweU, K. M 280 True, H. A 265 Tsiknas,J. C 209 Vance, R. C 327 VanKirk, R. W.,Jr 241 Villarreal, C. C 313 Vinsel,J. E 287 Wagenfield. Q. W 305 Wamwright, R. E 209 Walchko, D. P 241 Ward, J. F.,n. . 284 Webster. K. B 202 Wegner. W 297 Weir. M. A 294 Wells. E.N 313 Welsh. I. K..Jr 225 Wheeler, R. 316 White, J. F.,Jr 257 White, J. P 266 White. W. P 321 Whitmore, C. A., Jr 346 Wilkes, G.,ni 248 Williams, S. M 257 Wilson, J. A. 241 Wilson, T. B.,Ji 273 Woods, T.,n 294 Wright, D. L 326 Wright, G. S 266 Wurlitzcr, R. E 210 Zacharias, E. M., Jr 248 Zimmerman, J. P 318 401 mwm r « I liny HFf R. W. BATES Editor J. S. BRUNSON Managing Editor E. C. MOSS Business Manager G. W. DITTMANN Advertising Manager Associate Editors P. N. Sherrill Q. W. Wagonfield Art Staff W. Wegner, Editor B. Struyk Circulation Staff H. B. LiPSCHUTZ, Manager R. G. BuECHLER, Assistant Editorial Assistants W. R. Bartow E. J. Gray H. T. Leigh, ' 51 H. O. HiNNANT, ' 50 Editorial Associates R. D. Huntington C. Mertz, III R. E. Wain WRIGHT R. T. Styer B. C. Taylor A. L. Loeffler B. S. DowD J. A. Dickson, ' 49 C. T. Kessing, ' 50 Photo Staff Typists J. Miller, ' 51 R. W. Smith, ' 51 Clerical Staff Guy H. B. Shaffer, ' 51 R. E. Adler, ' 51 E. W. Meyers, Editor T. N. Johnson, ' 49 A. L. Pleasants, ' 50 T. H. Saltsman, ' 50 W. F. DOMBROWSKI, ' 50 G. M. Brewer, ' 51 B. I. Meader, ' 51 Photo Managers F. D. Jackson G. D. MooRE, ' 50 Mounting Assistants R. C. Higgins, Jr., ' 51 M. L. Hill, Jr., ' 51 Sports Staff R. R. Neely, Editor J. R. KiNT, ' 49 F. P. Schlosser, ' 49 Company Representatives 1 G. M. Bell 2 D. A. Beadling 3 S. W. Dunn 4 G. W. Marshall 5 J. M. Davis 6 D. R. Stephens 7 J. W. McCoRD 8 R. B. Lyle 9 R. E. Shimshak 10 W. R. Fisher 11 T. A. Ross 12 A. F. Shimmel 13 W. A. Speer 14 E. S. Bowers 15 N. L. Halladay 16 R. G. Buechler 17 D. B. Hatmaker 18 R. D. Schneider 19 R. H. Meenan 20 W. R. Ayers 21 H. F. Smith 22 K. M. Tread WELL 23 T. E. Matia 24 F. E. Bergeaux 402 llPPBECIflflflllS .nto the production of a book the size and scope of the LUCKY BAG go many ideas and many hours of labor. The skills represented within its covers are many and varied. Another important consideration is the interest of many official and unofficial observers. To all of these persons and organizations who have shown their interest and given of their time and talents the staff wishes to express its appreciation. To Rear Admiral James L. Holloway, Superintendent, and Captain Frank T. Ward, Commandant of Midshipmen, goes our thanks for understanding cooperation and interest in our undertaking. Without an Officer Representative whose time and advice is constantly available . . . and infallible . . . a LUCKY BAG would be lost. We have been twice blessed in having Commander Monroe Kelly, Jr., and Commander N. G. Ward as our untiring link with the Executive Department. Of professional help we have had the best. Mr. Harry P. Laveile, of the THOMSEN-ELLIS-HUTTON CO., has given us many valuable hours in advising the production of this volume. He is a skilled professional who has taken our problem to heart as though it were his own. Such a man too is Peter S. Gurwit, of the JAHN OLLIER ENGRAVING CO., who this year is marking his twenty-fifth LUCKY BAG. His is a record that will go unbeaten for a good many decades. To Mr. Michael C. Krasner for his untiring effort in behalf of our adver- tising campaign goes our special thanks. His help has been inspirational. The First Class Portraits show at a glance the excellence of the work of Mr. Edwin E. Mersereau and the staff of SARONY Studios. Our contact with them has been a pleasant personal experience as well as a profitable one. We wish also to thank . . . Harris Ewing of Washington, D. C, for the pictures of the President and the Secretaries . . . MERIN STUDIOS for the photographs of the second and third classes . . . Captain Quackenbush and the BuAir Photo Lab for our title page . . . The Naval Academy Photo Lab and the Naval Academy Athletic Association for their cooperation and help in obtaining our sports pictures. Around all this you see the skill of a fine cover craftsman. For binding and covers we wish to thank Mr. William G. Albrecht, Jr., of Baltimore. Last but not least we wish to thank the officers and midshipmen of the Naval Academy and it is to them that we submit the 1948-B LUCKY BAG for approval. 403 n the following pages appear our advertisers. These firms and individuals have served, and vyill continue to serve us in special and every-day needs. They have helped immensely in the production of this volume of the LUCKY BAG. We wish to thank them all for this help. To those with whom we have had personal contact we wish to extend our special thanks for their courteous interviews. We feel that from them we have gained much that will be of help to us and to the service in our future civilian contacts. 404 linn !i iHini u Acme Aluminum Alloys, Inc 438 Admiral Farragut Academy 408 Albrecht Company 409 Altoona Factories, Inc 430 American Express Company 419 Anderson Bros. 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Oivlllonti FolrcKlld Aircraft, Hagerttown, Md. . Itonger Aircrolt Enginct, Farmingdola, N. Y. • AlFin, Famiii gdal«, N. Y. • FoircMW f»CMnel nonn, Stroltwr R M, H on wi Foirchild Pllotless f1an«, Formingdole, N. Y. • Subsldiartesi Strotos CorporoHon, Formingdol . N. Y. • Duromold Aircrolt Corporotion, N«w Yorli 30 N. Y. 427 HILBORN-HAMBURGER, INC 15 EAST 26TH STREET . NEW YORK 10, N.Y SULLIVAN SCHOOL Intensive preparation for Annapolis, West Point, Coast G uard Academy, and all Co leges LIEUTENANT G. J. SULLIVAN, Retd., Principal W. E. BAILEY, Grad. U.S.N.A., Asst. Principal Box B, 2107 Wyoming Avenue, Washington 8, D.C. COUNTY TRUST COMPANY Resources Exceeding $50,000,000.00 MEMBER: The Federal Reserve System The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and General Depository for The Treasurer of the United States APPRECIATIVE OF NAVY BUSINESS CHURCH CIRCLE GLOUCESTER STREET ANNAPOLIS, MD. 428 I By appointment Naval Outfitter! to H. M. King George VI Established 1785 k Invitation LONDON, W. I. 27 Old Bond Street PORTSMOUTH 2 The Hard PLYMOUTH 8 Alton Terrace North Hill CHATHAM 13 Military Road LIVERPOOL 24c. North John Street SOUTHAMPTON 134 High SUeet WEYMOUTH 111 Sl Mary Street BATH 2 Princes Buildings George Street EDINBURGH 120 Princes Street BOURNEMOUTH 4 Palace Court Westover Road LONDONDERRY 1 Waterloo Place MALTA 55 Old Bakery St. GIBRALTAR 110 112 Main Street GIEVES who have over 150 years ' experience as outfitters to the Royal Navy are equipped to serve Officers of the United States Navy when they visit Great Britain, Malta, or Gibraltar. Proof of " Services rendered " in the past lies in the proud claim that GIEVES are privileged to number more United States Naval Officers as customers than any other firm in the world. GIEVES respectfully offer a cordial invitation to all United States Naval Officers to inspect their fine range of Scotch and Harris tweeds, West of England flannels, and the Naval Serge and Superfine uni- form cloths, which are manufactured exclusively for them. Gieves U I IV1 I T K O 27 OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, W. I 429 USE LESS OIL USE LESS GASOLINE GET MORE POWER with PREMIUM Sinclair Opaline Motor Oil H REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. See your Sinclair Dealer Ga4i yuUuJxiUon6 TO THE Class of 1948-B ALTOONA FACTORIES, INC. E. M. HENDERSON, President ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA Newtown Pharmacy and Mount Carme Pharmacy Ohio eed PROPRIETOR 430 ii IN THE NAVY Cuff links contribute much to the smartly lumed-o ut appearance of Navy men. For years Navy men have worn Krementz quality cuff links under adverse and changing climatic conditions. The Krementz process of plating with a heavy over-lay of genuine 14 kt. gold makes this finer jewelry look richer and wear longer. FINE QUALITY JEWELRY For Men: CufF Links Tie Holders Collar Holders For Ladies: Bracelets Brooches Earrings Avaifable wherever fine jewelry is sold. KREMENTZ CO. NEWARK 5. NEW JERSEY Me RIullT mmr X no€iim €i i€un€l iiw i m i d The BULGVM- STRATFORD HOTEL PHILADELPHIA o ma e i e f i ery a i eet an o ts BENNETT E. TOISLEY, Ornrrul Manager 431 ; OH DUTY . , . OR OFF APPFARANCe COONTS Be sure your collar has that fresh, clean look. It always will if you are wearing a Linene Collar. For Linene is the collar that ' s snowy white all the time, never wrinkles or cracks. When they soil just throw them away. For neatness and economy always — wear Linene cloth faced, paper filled Collars. At uniform shops and ships ' service stores Reversible Collar Co. Ill Putnam St. Cambridge, Mass. First commercial use of anti-reflection coating was by Bausch Lomb — in 1939. The Balcote process is now standard on all Bausch Lomb Binoculars; it greatly increases light transmission and sharpens image con- trast, to make these glasses more than ever ' ' The world ' s best, by any test. " Bausch Lomb Optical Company, Rochester 2, New York. BAUSCH LOMB OPTICAL COMPANY ROCHESTER 2, N. Y. I 40 YEAnS of good engineering I OUR decades ago a small business was set up in a little plant at Buchanan, Michigan — to manufacture twist drills and reamers. Celfor Drills were made by a new process — forg- ing steel blanks, heating them, then twisting them while hot into spiral form. It produced a better, tougher drill. From that small beginning there has grown the Clark Equipment Company — with four busy plants employing close to 6,000 people. Throughout those 40 years of useful growth the guiding principle of Clark has been to be known for Good Engineering — to build a reputation for fine quality, for simplicity of design, for painstaking craftsmanship. Today throughout industry it is a recognized proof of good products — the trusted name " Clark. " DRILLS AND REAMERS ELECTRIC STEEL CASTINGS METAL SPOKE WHEELS FRONT AND REAR AXLES AXLE HOUSINGS TRANSMISSIONS— All Types INDUSTRIAL TRACTORS AND FORK TRUCKS RAILWAY CAR TRUCKS TRAILER AXLES BLIND RIVETS GEARS AND FORGINGS CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY BUCHANAN, BAHLE CREEK, BERRIEN SPRINGS, JACKSON, MICHIGAN I ' 432 New petroleum refineries are being built — many others are being expanded. J. liCy OUlLCL CLTl anSUJC ' T, . .The worlds demand for petroleum has reached an all-time high — and is still increasing! Today the need for petroleum is even greater than during the peak war year of 1945. To meet this need, new refineries are being erected at top speed. From these will come ever-larger amounts of petroleum products. We are also adding new pipelines, tankers and storage facilities. This program of expansion will help to answer the world ' s need for petroleum. For where petroleum goes, comfort and convenience follow. Petroleum helps to build a better life. 433 STANDARD OIL COMPANY {NEW JERSEY) ■B » GIBBS COX, INC. Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 21 WEST STREET ONE BROADWAY NEW YORK, N.Y. COO K S for Tjravel everywhere in the ii)orla! When people the world over think of travel, they think of Cook ' s. Through 107 years, Cook ' s have won the confidence of more and more travelers . . . have grown to be the world ' s largest travel organization. With offices in fifty-four countries and unique facilities Cook ' s serves over five million travelers every year. THOS. COOK SOX INCORPORATED 587 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 17, N.Y. Akron, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Montreal, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington 350 OfSicti TdroughaHt the World Establuhc.) 1841 COOK ' S TRAVELERS ' CHEQUES ARE A UNIVERSAL CURRENCY oDeAianerA and I v [anuj acturerd of ElEITROmC EQUIPmEnT fctke llnitBd States nnuy SAIVGAMD ELECTRIC CDMPAIVY SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 434 »M»4 iM»»»i£:UMUM MB ■ Seal up a stream of electrons in a vacuum tube . . . and you have a space- defying genie that vitalizes industry ...and can save countless lives! ■ As far back as 1930 the Sperry Gyroscope Company put electronics to work. . . . introducing electronic control for the Sperry Gyro-Compass. ■ From then on electronics was em- ployed whenever it could extend the usefulness and performance of Sperry products — as in automatic pilots, gun fire control devices, navigation instru- ments, both aeronautical and marine. soup weather and over vast distances. ■ Sperry pioneered in iielping develop these and many other services for man- kind. But ' •pioneering " isn ' t enough. And that ' s why Sjierry research and practical applications of electronics go endlessly on . . . in that search for sometiiing better which we call product improventenl. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY DIVISION OF THE SPERRY CORPORATION • GREAT NECK, N.Y. NEW YORK ■ CLEVELAND • NEW ORLEANS • LOS ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO ■ SEATTLE And in 1939, came the Klystron, " heart-beat " of Radar. ■ In war. Radar tracked out enemy plane, sub and ship positions, saving numberless lives by advance warning of hostile attack. And today, in peace. Radar brings new safety to mankind... plotting aerial and marine operations with pin-point accuracy, through pea- I 435 J llJiP M WELL DONE! CLASS OF ' 48 We salute you . . . now fhaf you go forth to join our valiant Navy as officers. Remember, it has fallen upon you to carry the torch of America ' s unconquerable spirit . . . to aid in maintaining a world free and safe for Democracy. We know that each and everyone of you will carry on in the high traditions established by the officers and men who have preceded you . . . making this, our gallant Navy, continue always to be the greatest in the entire world. 436 ft 55 MARYLAND AVE., ANNAPOLIS LX 1424 CHESTNUT ST., PHILA. 2 America ' s OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of U. S. Officers ' Uniforms of Fine Quality QUALITY APPAREL for Men.. .Since 1824 437 . w R n« FROM TO FROM washing machine tubs to truck assembhes, from refrigerator stampings to auto- mobile parts, from tractors to kitchen sinks . . . If the problem is a large-size, large-run stamping, come to Mullins! And the tougher the assign- ment the better. Repeatedly for over fifty years Mullins experts have ac- complished the " impossible " in converting some of the most complex forgings and castings to metal stampings . . . result- ing in lowered costs, faster lESICN ENCINEEimt SEHICE • LAKE riESSED METIL PHIS • POICELAIN ENAMELED PRODUCTS production, lighter-weight products and refinement of product design. Even when it appears there is no place for stampings in large-run parts . . . even where stampings are already used . . . a talk with Mullins may easily mean a major step forward in production processes. Just phone or write — MULLINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Salem, Ohio • BAXCROFT Th« Bancroft Pak-Cap is smartly adapted to the stream- lined, fast-travelling tempo of our fighting forces. Packed in a jiffy in grip, suitcase or foot-locker, it resists crushing and emerges with parade ground jauntiness. This unique construction is one of many Bancroft advances made possible by almost half a century of specialization. At h Her stores everywhere, or write BANCROFT CAP COMPANY, BOSTON, MASS. Jsow cAvailame TWO NEW ALUMINUM ALLOYS THAT COMBINE HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH w I th EXTREME LIGHTNESS Where applications require a combination of high strength, high ductility, and high resistance to impact, Acme has the answer. Two new aluminum casting alloys, both products of Acme research, bring a com- bination of properties never before available. cAcme ALMAG 35 cAcme ALMAG 5 5 ACME ALUMINUM ALLOYS, INC. DAYTON 3, OHIO ALUMINUM, BRASS, BRONZE, CASTINGS • PATTERNS • TOOLS ENGINEERING • RARE CHEMICALS AND METAIS Ashore or Afloat FLORSHEIM Naval Officers Shoes have earned the esteem of thousands who consider Quality the most important single ingredient of Service shoes. THE FLORSHEIM SHOE COMPANY . CHICAGO Makers of Fine Shoes for Men and Women 438 LOCOMOTIVES TO MEET POST-WAR REQUIREMENTS The Diesel-Electric Switching Locomotive shown above and many others, of equal excellence, were furnished during recent years to U. S. Navy Yards, Naval Air Stations, Submarine Bases, etc., where, for the most part, they are still in operation. Hundreds of other Vulcan Locomotives, furnished during the war-time period to ordnance and defense plants and to the U. S. Army for service overseas are now being applied successfully to a wide variety of post-war requirements. At present our plants are building more and larger locomotives than ever before ... to help rehabilitate the war-torn countries of Europe and for a wide variety of haulage requirements in other parts of the world, but when the Navy again needs efficient car-switching equipment it can rely upon Vulcan for the latest and best in design, materials and workmanship. One of 88 standard-gauge 2-10-0 locomotives now being built for the Turkish State Railways. Total weight of locomotive and tender, 41 1,270 lbs. One of eight metre-gauge 2-8-2 locomotives recently built for the Greek Railways. Total weight of locomotive and tender, 2 1 7,500 lbs. ENGINEERS AND BUILDERS ESTABLISHED 1849 WILKES- B A RRE, PENNSYLVANIA NEW YORK WASHINGTON CHICAGO OTHER VULCAN PRODUCTS INCLUDE MARINE ENGINES • WINDLASSES • WINCHES • ELECTRIC HOISTS • MINING MACHINERY CEMENT-MILL MACHINERY • SUGAR-MILL MACHINERY • STEEL CASTINGS • STEEL FABRICATION • HEAVY SPECIAL MACHINERY 439 HAYES MANUFACTURING CORPORATION GRAND RAPIDS 2, MICHIGAN Steel Stampings Tools and Vies Automobile Bodies % OFFICIAL JEWELERS to the Class of 1 949 for their Class Crest, Class Ring and Miniature Ring Official 1948 Miniature Ring Official 1949 Miniature Ring Official 1950 Class Cicst The hand-carved steel dies and models for the Class Rings, Miniature Rings and Class Crests of the various clcisses are always kept on file in this Establishment ... for the convenience of those who may wish to order at a later date. „py,BANKS B|DhiK Established 1832 1218 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA S, PA. Branch Office . . . CARVEL HALL, Room 9, ANNAPOLIS, MD. Headquarters for Insignia siiif wmm since Clipper Days For almost a century each new era has looked to Hyde for " modern " machinery to work its " modern " ships. While the size of equipment has increased and power has almost entirely superseded manual operation, the machinery designed and built by Hyde today is still the standard of efficiency and dependability. STEERING GEARS WINCHES WINDLASSES CAPSTANS FOR MANUAL OR POWER OPERATION FOR EVERY TYPE AND SIZE OF VESSEL HYDE Deck Machinery Propellers 52 " and Larger HYDE WINDLASS CO., Bath, Maine SOUIH PHILnDElPHin DRESSED DEEF compRnv. IRC. Meat Packets 232-50 Moore Street, Philadelphia 48, Pennsylvania 440 PETROLEUM I s PROGRESSIVE . . . and a part of its program is pointing out to Americans everywhere that ' when you understand Rivalry, you understand America! " . . . you of the Class of ' 48 have seen this axiom regulate your life since childhood — win the game . . . win your appointment . . . win your commission. Its all rivalry — and its born in us. ... in the petroleum industry, 34,000 firms are real rivals in the production, refining, transportation, distribution and selling of petroleum products. . . . we of Sun Oil Company are but one independent unit among these 34,000 rivals. But we welcome their competition for we know that they not only spur us on but — because of this rivalry — have made it possible for Americans to get the world ' s finest petroleum products at the world ' s lowest prices! SUN OIL COMPANY, Ph iladelphia Makers of " IJIIQCD Petroleum Products 441 i! ARUNDEL-BROOKS CONCRETE CORPORATION PRE-MIXED CONCRETE Certified Quality from Graded Materials Office and Plant 921 SOUTH WOLFE STREET BALTIMORE 31, MARYLAND Wolfe 8200 ( Tk Arundel Corporation BALTIMORE 2, MARYLAND DREDGING - CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING and DISTRIBUTORS OF Sand - Gravel - Stone and Commercial Slag BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY General Offices: 25 Broadway, New York 4, N. Y. NAVAL ARCHITECTS AND MARINE ENGINEERS SHIPBUILDING YARDS QUINCY YARD Quincy, Mass. STATEN ISLAND YARD Staten Island, N. Y. BETHLEHEM-SPARROWS POINT SHIPYARD, INC. Sparrows Point, Md. BEAUMONT YARD Beaumont, Texas SAN FRANCISCO YARD San Francisco, Calif. BETHLEHEM-ALAMEDA SHIPYARD, INC. Alameda, Calif. SAN PEDRO YARD Terminal Island, Calif. SHIP REPAIR YARDS BOSTON HARBOR Atlantic Yard Simpson Yard NEW YORK HARBOR Brooklyn 27th Street Yard Brooklyn 56th Street Yard Hoboken Yard Staten Island Yard BALTIMORE HARBOR Baltimore Yard GULF AREA Beaumont Yard (Beaumont, Texas) SAN FRANCISCO HARBOR San Francisco Yard Alameda Yard SAN PEDRO HARBOR (Port of Los Angeles) San Pedro Yard 442 i Stttsm Shots can be ordered from any ship ' s service store, anytime, afloat or ashore. We recommend to your atttntim Stetson No. I20i ( shtwn above, in bladi) and No. 1241 ( an Aviation favorite in brown). Alt on the Naval Acadenri last. ?wx oxs to the KcaAemy for More Than 40 Years fflllllHf the kind you can count on, is nothing new to Stetson. We have had the high honor of supplying Stetson shoes to the Naval Academy since the Spanish War. Shoemaking methods have changed almost as much as shoe styles in these four decades. But there has never been a change in this one basic order at Stetson . . . to be good enough for the Navy, a shoe has got to be as good as Stetson can make it. And that, gentlemen, is very good indeed. The Stetson Shoe Company, Inc., South Weymouth 90, Massachusetts. STETSON SHOES More B The Pair Less B i The Year 443 H iP AN I. T. T. ASSOCIATE CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY Federal salutes you and wishes you good luck and smooth sailing in your future service with the greatest Navy in history. In peace as in war, Federal pledges its continued support in maintaining this proud heritage. fMflL mfPHOnt flllD RADIO CORPOfiflllOO l! il 11- L ike many of the outstanding manu- facturing concerns in the country, the Navy uses a considerable amount of Hevi Duty Precision Heat Treating Equipment. Pictured is a Hevi Duty High Tem- perature Controlled Atmosphere Furnace at the U. S. Naval Academy. HEVI DUTY ELECTRIC COMPANY TRADE HARK HEAT TREATING FURNACES S f ELECTRIC EXCLUSIVELY RCCISTERCO U.S. FAT. OFFICE DRY TYPE TRANSFORMERS CONSTANT CURRENT REGULATORS MILWAUKEE 1, WISCONSIN ALFRED eOXHACSEN, IXC. Zn(fl4€e aiiJt Boiled Hoo n RfifuUfiif Sup pile G4id qfiddfutmnt 429 West 17th Street New York 11, Xeiv York 444 NAVY INSIGNIA SINCE 1868 IV. S. MEYER ■». N«w York 16, N. Y. ' i ' Happy to have you aboard! It has always been our pleasure to serve the officers of the U. S. Navy. Admirals and midshipmen steer a straight course for the Hotel Gramercy Park — favorite spot of Annapolis men in the Port of New York. Single from $4.00 Double from $6.00 Suites from $9-00 Charles W. Schwefel MANAGING DIRECTOR HOTEL LEXINGTON AVENUE AT 21V STREET • NEW YORK ,.Mo Use Looking For Better Cookmg BEANS WITH SLICED FRANKFURTERS AND TOMATO SAUCE . . . From soup to dessert tiiere ' s a PHILLIPS DE- LICIOUS canned product to add zest and sparkle to every meaL Each variety whispers " Thrift " — but shouts " De- licious. " Douglas hAiUtary Styling KEY TO A SMART APPEARANCE THI COMMANDER 6063 in Black 6563 in Brown 9.95 OTHER STYLES »8.95-» 11.95 W. L. DOUGLAS f SHOE CO.. BROCKTON. MASS. 911 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W. (Men ' s Shoai Excluiively) STORES IN P