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

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- i = - ' ;i5» ' y 5 ' ; ir ••A Il t I II. F. Vilsoii. Editor w. II. riiiMiiiiii. iiiisini ' ss Munatfvv The annual publication of THE BRIGADE OF MIDSHIPMEN Midshipman Every June new Ensigns, Marine Lieuten- ants, and Air Foroe Lieutenants leave the halls ol ' the United States Naval Academy and set ahout this business of meeting life. This graduating class of Midshipmen has its place taken by a hunch of green, dumi), wet- hehind-lhe-ears young men, united only in their desire to " get through Plebe Year I " What could make these strangers into hlood brothers in only four years ' How are their lives and thoughts changed so completely ' ; " I am one of those Midshipmen. I came from a hometown just like a hundred thousand other hometowns. I came from a family just like a hundred thousand other families. This book is the story of me, an average Midship- man. This book tells about my life at the ISaval Academy. This I ook is the ■i Miiht-ii: i . w i • »ar I reiiK ' mber the first time I ever saw the Naval Academy. I was on a bus coming from Baltimore, and the warm morning air made Jtne drowsv. I was idniost asleep when the sailor across the aisle hurst out with, " Hey, there it is! " I ruhhed the sleep from my eyes antl looked out of the hus window. There it was . . . the United States rS " a al Academy. The morning sun glisleiu-d on a golden spire and reflected from the in- «lows an [ 1 ihouglit . , . " So that ' s it. That ' s the Naval Acailemy. Well, it looks nil rif ht to nie ... I think VU like it here. ' ' • ► ' fc. I Entered Cate 3 I ' ajif 10 Crossed the Yard I remember we all talked a lot. I talked because I was seared stiff. The eloser I j;ot to that final moment, the more terrifying became the thought of surrendering myself lock, stock, and barrel to a new way of life. The bronze Indian statue in front of Bancroft looked grim and I wondered how throwing pennies could ever bring luck from that frowning personage. Inside Bancroft the fellow at the information desk (we thought his white uniform looked like a pair of pajamas) said, " Just sign in here, then follow the signs. " The llerii«loii Monunienl. Well, we got off of the bus and, just to prove we were men used to finding their way around, walked to the Academy grounds. It saved taxi fare, be- sides. At the gate the jimmylegs pointed out Bancroft Hall and we started slowly across the green mat of the Yard. Tecuniseh, penny target. Am ' aii«l . pajamas. Page 11 And the Adventure Began " Well, it could l«e a " 7 Finally we found Sick Bay. The first thing the doctors and corpsmen did was to have us strip down to our undershorts and put numbers on our chests ... in niercurochrome. One of the corpsmen said that was to make us take a shower. (I believed him until the rest of the guys started laughing.) I only remember hazily what happened then. I don ' t believe I was ever exam- ined more closely. I found that I had a couple of cavi- ties I didn ' t know about, that I had one rib bent a little from an old football injury, and that when you get your eyes dilated, you can ' t see ' ' nuttin ' " . Luckily before the eye episode we had all filled out the forms given us . . . forms? Did I say " forms " ? There were mountains of them. Piles. Droves. Gallons. Stacks. I felt as though my hands were becoming deformed . . . but, it was all finally over, except for the swearing. So, with a brand new hair cut exactly three quarters of an inch long, I went up to Memorial Hall and raised my hand, promising allegiance forever to the United States of America and the Naval Service. I was now a part of the system ... a part of the CHAIN OF COMMAND. " I am exhaling! " If you ran sifiii this . . . you ' re hooked. Page U I liVas Si orn In Page 13 Chain of Command Page 14 Page 15 I ' m-. " If Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 And Plebe Summer Started Plebe summer is one of the things you remember as long as you live. I found that there was not one moment in the whole day for whieh my time had not been planned. I felt stunned by this new world I was in. I had watched men march together before, but I had always thought it was one of those things which come easily. I seemed to have two right feet; I had no idea at all about carrying a rifle. I «Hd learn that " Butt Right! " and ' Butt Left! " had noth- ing to do with the way I walked. For the first few weeks I fell into my " rack ex- hausted each night, but eventually I seemed to feel less and less sleepy . . . and I knew I belonged. We learned to sh i l liiearms lo use a slide rule (Haley jusl broke his) and drill . . . (that ' s I ettit in front) and keep our rooms moderately perfect (if you can imagine moderately ' perfect). Pase 20 flt It 0 N t- - I ■ ' MMS; ' i i: Fellowes, Botula and Sieber try out for the Plebe football team . . . they were young and hot-to-go in those days ' . The troops go for an outing across the Severn . . . »-ith rifle practice thrown in to add spice. (ConoUy poses, Henderson grins, Schroeder smirks and Yoshihara sulks.) Take a look at MOD Jayne ' s board . . . brings back memories, doesn ' t it? Look, Hemdon and Heering, leading the pack. Department Heads Page 24 Department Heads Pas;e 25 I ' .i-c 2(1 Commander JMerle N. Young, ChC Chaplain Chapel Chapel Mas one of the few places in which I could relax. I knelt each Sunday with the other young men in my class and prayed to God for strength to keep my Soul and mind clean and wholesome. I prayed for the will to do what was right and what was ex- pected of me. As I watched the American flag being carried to the altar I knew it to be the most beautiful flag in the world and its rightful place to be at God ' s altar. I listened to the Chaplain deliver his sermon and felt the unity which held us all in silence as we worshipped together. Lt. Commander Emmett T. Michaels, ChC Catholic Chaplain Lt. Commander Robert N. Stretch, ChC Assistant Protestant Chaplain Page 27 Paw 28 Aviation For the men who wanted to fly, the Aviation Department was the last word. I found that there were certain aspects of Meteorology and flying procedure which could elude a hopeful aviator, but I kept on plugging. Even Plebe Summer found me and my classmates taking hops in the Martin PBM ' s, and talking of the wonderful things we would see and do once we became full fledged aviators. And then when we finally flew the " Yellow Perils " Second Class Summer, our enthusiasm knew no bounds. Every afternoon when we came back from the Naval Air Facility, each one of us would describe in great length to anyone who would listen his exploits of the day. That was aviation, ' our first taste of it. " Ho v do you know it won ' t workV They laughed at the Wright brothers, didn ' t they? " The United States Naval Academy Aviation Department, 195. ' {. I PaRo 30 I Electrical Engineering ■ ' On the other hand if E does not equal I R Principles of Electricity . . . just three little words. Those three little words were a pain in the neck for iNIid- shipnien who didn ' t have the knack for things electrical. Vt e hlew circuit breakers, fuses and meters, (I was known to burn up a few myself) and went back to Bancroft Hall with our hair singed and our fingers tingling. Of course, there vas a certain retribution . . . several of our instruc- tors were never quite the same either. After a couple of labs I discovered that this electricity could be quite useful, but my lab partner who had inadvertently hooked himself in series with the Naval Academy power plant developed a fear of dry cells or anything smacking of E=IR. Juice we called it . . . and stewed in it. I The United States Naval Academy Electrical Engineering Department, 1933. ! ;.«.■ :52 English, History 9 and Ciiovernnient From the English, History, and Government Department I learned to write eflfectively, how a government works, and of the heroes of past eras and forgotten empires. I discovered, like so many had before me, that our collec- tive pasts have a dominating effect on our collective fu- tures. This department in the four short years endeavors to teach a Alidshipman the things he needs to know about public speaking, American Government. American and European History, and Naval History if he is to converse with intelligent people. This department does even more than that, however. This department shows Midshipmen how gentlemen speak, and by reading, how gentlemen act. I joked with my buddies about the folly of teaching of events which had happened centuries before, but deep down inside of me, I found that I was intensely interested in what the people before me had said and done, and how they had met and conquered life. W r: , ; w ' . . --:_ -rn ' m ' s The United States Naval Academy English, History, and Government Department, 1933. Page 34 Executive " . . . mutter . . . mumble . . . delete paragraph (3501a), insert correction . . . mumble . . . mutter . . . Paragraph 3503 . . . change Form T»os to " Forms Two " . . . mutter mumble . . . delete paragraph 3907 (d) and add . . . mutter . . . ahh, nuts ' And there in the middle of Bancroft Hall is the department with the monumental task of keep- ing order and military code firmly established. From this tlepartment I learned the respect for law and order, JSaval law and order, I had to have before I could ever " belong " . At times military judgment seemed difficult to accept, but as I progressed up the ladder from Plebe to Young- ster to Second Classman to Firstie, I discovered that only by having rules and having them obeyed can any sort of organization exist. The Form 2 (conduct report to those not in the know) coupled with firm leadership preserved that organization. The laws were many but each had its own reason for being and each had its part in moulding me. The United States Naval Academy Executive Department, 1953. Page 36 Foreign Languages " See here, Mr. Smith, getting in the spirit of things is fine, but aren ' t you letting yourself get carried away with this I ive la France? ' Taking a foreign language was darn educational . . . besides, we had to. I found that not only Greek sounds like Greek, but so docs Spanish, Russian, Italian, French or German . . . but I kept on plugging . . . you have to give me credit for that. I conjugated verbs that I didn ' t know existed . . . even in English. And the exams . . . they were gifts. (I actually knew out- right a Midshipman who got a 2.7 on one of them.) I suppose two years is a pretty short time to learn a complete language . . . but it ' s long enough to get a basic working knowledge. Early Plebe summer I decided that French would come in handy when we went to France . . . and I was right, it did . . . only I didn ' t go to France ... so I was glad all in all that I didn ' t take it. At any rate, a foreign language is a must for any Naval officer attached to any diplo- matic service abroad . . . with no strain at all it could fit right on the end of John Paul ' s speech about what a Naval Officer ' s qualifications should be. The I nited States Naval Academy Foreign Languages i eparlnieiil. 1953. Page 38 Hygiene x ' H " Hey, Joe. Did you sign the Dental appoint- ment list for Wednesday yet? " That little sen- tence was usually followed by a groan from " Joe " and a snicker from someone else who would chime in, " Hmmm. I had my appoint- ment last week . . . that dentist just about murdered me . . . see where I had a molar filled? " It seemed that all they did was stick needles in us and fill our teeth. Actually they were responsible for our lack of ills and our abundance of good health. Hand in scalpel with the Naval Hospital, the Hygiene Department was a welcome ally . . . and al vays on our side . . . ( ell, unless we had a Skinny P- Work or Strength Test coming up that morn- ing.) mmnimnim. W " -r i J ¥ i The United States Naval Academy Hygiene Department, 1953. Page 40 Marine Engineering " Propulsion? Babcock and ilcox, of course. " Marine Engint ' ering. Now there was a course that could make your hair stand on end. Ask any Naval Academy graduate throughout the Fleet M ' hat he remembers most about the • ' Steam Department, " and ten-to-one he ' ll say, " The Magic of Steam. " In that one short movie, which we a saM- a . . . uh . . . number of times, M ' as packed more information about Naval boilers than you could ever hope to learn. I found myself in a new world of new quantities and entities . . . enthalpy, entropy, specific heats, boiling pressures, compression ratios, and on in to infinity. I found that the Navy ship is almost as complev as the human body . . . and can have just as many things go wrong w ith it. I learned what to do when something goes wrong . . . and how to prevent it. I learned to help keep the Fleet. ft ft f r t ' .4 ' f ' ,f. _f " f - ■ f i ' r ' z ' » -r- ' i w ' ' ' " 1 ' »■ ' " ». . The United Stales Na al Academy Marine Kngincering Department, 1953. Page 42 Mathema tie s --55= And then there was Naval Academy Mathe- matics. I say Naval Academy because it seemed all of the math we learned could be applied directly or indirectly to some problem having to do with the Navy. We learned spherical trig and found that all the formulae applied to Second Class Navigation. We learned algebra and com- plex numbers only to learn that they applied to electrical circuits; calculus, to Marine Engineer- ing. It seemed as though every department was beginning to dovetail with every other depart- ment. But that was as it should be ... I was well on my way toward becoming versed in the science of being Navj ' . . . through and through. " Now lessee. It ' s those same two darn apples from the seventh grade. If I take two of them and mtegrate be- tween John and me . . . " The United States Naval Academy Mathematics Department, 1933. Page 44 Ordnance and Ounnery i. Did you ever watch a kitten chasing its tail? Vi ell, that ' s how I felt after my first lesson in Ordnance and Gunnery. Maybe the Army Artillery boys have a soft leal. but in the Navy ... it just ain ' t so. I found that not only does a Gunnery Officer aboard ship have to knoM ' when to fire one of the big guns (previously I had thought that firing a gun consisted mainly of deciding upon a target and then pulling the trigger) but he must literally be able to take apart and fix the gun and all of its associated ma- chinery. I learned that in a Naval gun-firing problem, you aim your line of sight at the target, make corrections for the earth ' s rotation, wind speed, ship ' s speed, target ' s speed, corrections to the corrections, and even corrections to the corrections to the corrections. If after all of that the shel ls still don ' t hit the target, you add in an arbi- trary correction and presto . . . you ' re in. The Ord- nance and Gunnery Department kept me going, but I vowed to get even . . . someday I ' ll go back to the Acad- emy and teach in that department. A correction equal to your laundry number in yards ... or half of it ... or a quarter of it ... or a sixteenth of it ... or twenty thirty-seconds of it. Naval Academy graduates may not be the smart- est people in the world, but they can out memorize anybody. The United States Naval Academy Ordnance and Gunnery Department. 1953. Page 46 Physical Training iLs No slugging, just scientific boxing this time. O.K? ' In the summer of ' 49, the Physical Training De- partment of the Naval Academy and I had our first meeting ... a meeting which neither of us was soon to forget. After ramming myself head on into one obstacle after another on the (hah!) agility course, being bludgeoned by a muscle bound classmate during boxing classes, crushed by another behemoth in wrestling and then half drowned while swimming in my white works (I always wondered if being drowned in Blue Service Able wouldn ' t have been more practical . . . seeing that we ' d be wearing that as officers) I was prepared to enter an enjoyable first class year playing golf and tennis . . . but alas, the free ride never came. Sure, I broke a few clubs and rackets, but hand-to-hand de- feated many an unused muscle. After four years of tense anticipation, I felt up to challeng- ing anyone ... at chess, badminton or bridge. Okay, I admit it; it was hard, seemingly endless work, oftimes seemingly ridiculous, but the feeling of accomplishment that comes after a hard job done well was mine. Strange to say, I did feel physically alert and ready to take my place in a man ' s Navy. ' The United States Naval Academy Physical Training Department, 1952-1953. §1 Page 48 Seamanship and Navigation i " «:»!, " ' Sigh When I first looked at I lie 8B schedule for .Seeoii l Class year I ihought, " Th-o periods a week for a Seamo quiz . . . that ' s going to be hideous. " And it was. Those two-hour Nav P-Vt ' orks just about took all of the joy out of Second Class year ... of course, there was always the thrill of having your fiv come out on the nose ... if it did. Seamanship and IVavigation was one of the first practical courses I took at Navy. I learned about the stars, Green- wich Civil Time, dead reckoning, tides and just about everything (I thought) there was to know about navigating. Seamo was a pretty sharp department. It was rumored that one of the instruc- tors was planning a trip around the world Kon-Tiki style with only a straight edge and a pencil to make fixes . . . and had a hard time getting from Vi ashington, D. C. to Annapolis without a road map. (You got to watch those tricky turn offs.) But on First Class cruise I found that it had not all been in vain. got a fix. It was raggedy and not in exact agreement with the Ship ' s Navigator ' s fix, but it was all mine. I was proud of it, too. There was one drawback ... it made my classmates jealous. I know it did, because for about three weeks afterward whenever I ' d try to tell somebody about my fix. he ' d just look at me funny like and walk off down the passageway. Thf t iiitetl Staler Na al Academy Seamanship aii l a i ati ii Departing ill, 195 5. Returned at Last The end of a beautiful Anchor Pool. And then one fine day in August, it happened . . . the catastrophe of catastrophes . . . the Brigade returned. The Plehe summer honeymoon was over; we were low men on the totem pole. There was nothing we could do but stand helplessly and watch this race of Super Gods invade our Bancroft. At that moment my mind was in a daze. I wondered how this new species of creature would fit into my scheme of life . . . even worse . . . how would I fit into its way of life. I watched those fabulous creatures unpack their gear and move into their academic year rooms . . . thankful that the Execu- tive Department hat! voted " hands off " until evening meal. ' All lifiht, nmvo on down the ladder. " Page 50 I And My Plebe Year " How many times do I have to tell youV It ' s -irid into water. " " No, Kloepping, you add the logs, not multiply them together • ' One minute to formation and that darn zipper is stuck . . . lessee . . . Out of Uniform, 10 and 2. Absence from formation, unauthorized, 15 and 3. " Kemember that sailing instruction we had Plebe summer. This is me about to indulge in a little extra-curricular swimming. (It really wasn ' t so bad. I got my watch back into shape for only $14.00.) I ' agf 5 1 Brace Up Mister! With evening meal I found that my posture was hideous, my table manners were hideous, my uni- form was hideous and everything about me was hideous . . . after listening to the upper classes throw that adjective around for a while. I was glad I didn ' t have my girl ' s picture with me. And the food! When the upper classmen were through with it, the ragout of beef didn ' t have any beef in it, the chicken a la king didn ' t have any chicken in it. and the . . . oh. well, a diet of potatoes and spinach wasn ' t too bad. I learned that justice was swift, come arounds were swifter, and the Form Two was the swiftest thing at the Naval Academy. ' hen the evening was finally over, I fell into my upper rack, secure in the knowledge that my first day as a rip-roaring-rooting-tooting Plebe was a success ... I had come arounds to last four weeks. " Mr. Allen, you little monster, you have the eruddiest shoes in the eonipany. " " So 1 said to him. I sez . . . ' " " Square that hat. Mister, ami eom« ' aroiiiid loiiifihl al release. " " Mr. Kloeppin-:. il ' .Nou and Mr. Storm don ' t f»et on the hall. I ' m going to lia e you around until June Week ... of ' X . Pag.- And the Bells fje Bell s ' Mutter, mumble, mutter . . . Sir . . . mutter " ' Do .soiiu-lhitig, «iU vim? There ' s only four minutes lill formation and no water. " " Sob. Groan, (iasp. " Take a look at Laughlin and Watson . . . see how clean their ears are. Midshipmeii are so healthful. This is the third time this picture has been in a Lucky Bag . . . but after all it is a good picture . . . besides, Schulte is a good friend of the Editor. Page 53 Winter. Christmas Christmas finally came to Bancroft . . . antl with it soft snow on the ground and tingling thoughts of Christ- mas leave. Professor Gilley ' s Chapel Choir with the girls ' choir from Goucher College sang the Messiah and then the night of Christmas dinner, I went over to the Chapel steps to sing Christmas carols with the Choir. Christmas was everywhere and I felt as if I had a special part in it, this Christmas. It seemed to be a Christ- mas made for Midshipmen. Pasc 51 and Leave A Plebe ' s first leave . . . my first lea e. I don ' t siipposi- there was ever anything else like it in the vorl l. 1 had looked forward to it for so many months that it seemed unhelievahle that it had finall arrived. I reserved tickets on the train home and wired Mom and Pop when they could expect nie. There was one drawback ... I had a second section watch the day of leave. I watched the Mids around me hurrying to get everything ready so they could leave at the stroke of twelve, and although my train lidn " l leave Viashington till around seven I somehow wished I could be rushing, too. Vi hen the watch was finally se- cured. I went up to my room and starte«l packing . . . my room mates were already through and just waiting for that noon formation. The bell finally rang and we vvere oflf. I went b ack up to my room to finish packing . . . I had time. Later as I walked down the shadowy corridors and listened to my footsteps echo back and forth I thought, " " Vi by. it ' s just as if all of the life had be n drawn out of the place. " As I walked out into the cold, brisk evening I looked back at Bancroft and the light L " d Christmas wreath over the front entrance ... in the twilight I thought again . . . ' Just as if all of the life had been drawn out of the place. " Then I turned and walked on. thinking of the welcome I would get at home. " Yippee! " Tracy, Jones, king antl Purser try to talk th; lijltsl agjnt out of a free ticket. " Taxi. Suh? I need one more to Baltimore. " And the Dark Ages " Cream for your orisp C.riinchy-Munt ' liies, Sir? ' " Have you taken a look at the new Calculus assignment sheet? " Nol iey winds, nor clouils of snow can ke ' p the Miil- «lies . . . er . . . oh . . . from oin to sleani classes. " (The schools in iinc VpiiikIcI Connly will he closed today.) Page 56 Just when I thought inid-terni exams woukl never stop, they did . . . one more week of that grind and I would have had to throw in my fur-lined towel. And then like a shroutl the Dark Ages were upon us. The First Class were demoniac in the mornings . . . they just couldn ' t be pleased. Many a Mon lay morning as I shouted, " Goody, goody. londay morning and another week in which to excel, Sir! " I felt like strangling people (or Midshipmen, first class) just because they were breathing. The Mary- land Ma rch IVIonsoon set in and the only thing I had left to console myself with was, " It always gets dark just before it really gets dark. " But everything passes except turn-backs and soon May rolled around and then . . . " Seckshun, forwarrrd . . . oh, hell! " 1 t ' Did you know it was April already? " I Then Plebe June Week I walchojl the First Class pack their cruise boxes and exchange last minute jokes ... it was strange watching thcni put on their service uniforms and laugh over their own plebe year. That morning the First Class came around just before the formation for gratluation and shook hands with me ... I thought about all of the come arounds 1 had had, but they grinned, so ... I remember the hats in the air and the hop across the Herndon Monument; at that instant I wasn ' t a Plebe anymore, and June week was over. Youn;; I acly and iinkiiown beachcomber. (This pictmc couhhi ' t be helped . . . he ' s the Editor . . . »hat can you do?) The First class went crazy . . . hip, hip, hooray and they threw away their perfectly good caps. What a moment this was. Graf made the hop and Plebe year was all over. Look at Ellis, that camera hog. Below: Noon meal forniatioii . . . last time for the Firsties. Pfl - V vV Youngster Cruise Remember how leery we were of oungstcr cruise? As soon as June week was over, it seemed, we started learning the things neces- sa-y for cruise — i.e., fire fighting. I had no idea a hose could be so complicated. And the field trips to Goodrich Rubber, Glenn L. Mar- tin Aircraft, and Bethlehem Steel works . . . sometimes I can still taste those box lunches ... I suspected at the time that the sand- wiches in them had been run thru one of those steel rollers . . . but it was fun ... in a wav. " Move in slowly ami keep yi)iiisell c erc l . . . Iley, you! Mister, keep that spray over this way. " See, C-ruise was a pleasure trip l rifl e games, pinoehle . . . sun bathin!!. t We took our last look at Chesapeake Bay in one of the transport craft. also the photographer Keep the fleet to keep the peaee. To Norfolk and After thai grimy Irijj in the transport. Norfolk was a paradise. e met our broth- ers in arms, the ROTCEYS. and looked the base over. Some of us even got out to V ' ir- ginia Heach. took the plaoe by storm, and fillecl our address books. Just when we were getting to like the place though, they shipped us out to sea, and our learn by doing began in earnest. . . . AH the time, box lunches Meet the KOTC. Sub squad was never like this ... or was it? Then Out To Sea! Guns and the sea; seems a long time ago, doesn ' t it? Refueling springs eternal (There ' s no fuel like a refuel). Page 59 Kefueliiif;, iffiielingl That ' s all we ever did. Mo. N ' York - Halifax This Mould he a good spot for poetry hut the editor eouldn ' t think of any. How H P looked to the Io after refueling. Don ' t write, don ' t wire . . . sav it «ith (lowers. The -oats helong to the hoys . . . the eap to Jones . . . anil the heanliful hody . . . that helonjss to Miss I ' atti I ' age. (I ' .S. Jones lid his duty. ) J Cuba, Ay, Yi ! hem mills jest eain ' t slay away from water. (rea l in (Uilliern a - ' e! l . . . ' lll a. ' oii kntiw.) ■ouldii ' l ' fueling. And there we were on the Pearl of the Antilles ... I don ' t know why they call it that ... it was hot . . . even with cool Hatuey to drink. I had engine room w atches, but that didn ' t matter . . . soon we ' d be home. Youngster leave ... I didn ' t know anything could be so relaxing ... of course in a few weeks I was a wreck, but I had a good time. Leave - At Last I I think it must have been the perfume I brought her from Cuba. Page 61 That New Stripe and so did the elbows on the table. (Get vour chin out of the food, Smitty.) We had the staggering sum of seven dollars to do with as we pleased. And Them New Rates Young Randall shows Chapman and Johnson how it ' s done you just can ' t fiet away from it. F = IA, Boyoboy, that stripe felt good . . £f iitMm Tarllon, Mels, DeLainar, soalving up Hcclh- oven . . . that Beethoven has a great hand, cloesn ' t he? Page 62 I ' raclicallv a gift from J. R. and Sons . . . (there was a little charge for gold masking tape . . .) Youngster year was just full of surprises. I Laura Came . was heavy bul I pretended it wasn ' t. Girls can certainly gear in a little space. So thnl ' s why everybody keeps saluting . The Thing. Sailing party cauglil completely unaware. Page 6 1 For the Week-End ! ! And finally ... I dragged. I met Laura at the B A . . . aiul . . . and what a week end that was. Laura Mas as beautiful as I remembered. e went sailing . . . it was a little wet. I showed Laura the Chapel. We went to the steerage . . . and the hop. Sunday came and we sat in the sunshine and talked . . . just talked . . . about nothing and everything. hen Laura had to leave I took her back to the bus station, hanging on to every moment of her nearness. Back in my room, I sat and stared at her picture . . . and remembered how she laughed ... the Hall seemed aloomv . . . and lonelv . . . and cold. Of all things, we played Canasta. and then I was made section leader Silence ... all enveloping. " Gwendolynn, we have nothing whatsoever in common. " ■ " See Honey, ils all a mallei ul n)i -.c) ation of momentum. " f : fSiim. ' %. " il W i W i |.l I F] T H I wm LiJ " ! — » ' " 4 P - I i ' . l. ' ii . K _ • " k ' s n- i V- 0mm- ■• ■ 1 II ' .„.- ,i?; ' i. i P Rl - IUbBI P " - ' ' • ,- . - r " - •, rr " -« , 1IiVk ' Second Class Summer I I liiie i. Liiu-s, LINKS . . . all the lime, l.tucs. Caiiiifl VI What did you tell the girl, Hubbell? We beat the Kaydets. (If you pot it, you ' ll get it.) Caniid-VI. We worked and played hard . . . and sweated like bosses. (Hoss, that ' s what you call a guy when you can ' t remember his name.) I met the sonobuoy for the first time . . . that sono- buoy, why couldn ' t we have been better stran- gers? And then, Caniid was over. I dried my wash khaki suits and was off to carrier cruise. Come on, Shirley, bo« iiKiiiy xcihhIs are you taking? Look at Ziniolxak and I ' ringle . . . impeccable. Page 73 Flightdeek, midshipmen and planes. Those seabags seemed like lead ... I was cut out of this picture ... I was on the left a little further, up the gangway. Adorney and his section look noble. Dern, we Midshipmen How to fly. in six nerve-wracking lessons. Look at Best just soaking this stuff up . . . that ' s me asleep in the back of the room, leaning against the bulk- bead. Keniember those code drills? Learning ... in the cool, cool, cool of the evening . . . those perspira- tion stains are just pure Midshipmen propaganda. Page 74 Come out, we know you ' re in there. (That ' s Bigelow asleep on his feet.) A rollicking party at the O-club last night . . . yawn I feel a little sleepy, myself. It must be this book. Air Cruise jM M Thinkers, planners, men of discrimination. Vou just can ' t keep some people from looking at llie camera . . . square that hat, Brundage! I The community washroom, carrier style. Step aside, make way for a Midshipman . . . hot gear com- ing through. I Seeondelassmen With Caniid VI and beach heads only a mem- ory, ye set about the task of using Gate number 2 to the fullest extent possible. That at least was easier than going over the wall. Plebes Me got . . . and finally a weekend . . . just one, mind you, but it was all ours. I ' m not exactly sure what I did on mine, but I know it was a success because it t ook me two weeks to recuperate. Ordnance quizzes, bumper drills, steam quizzes . . . only details; M ' as a second classman, and was getting a ring. . . . 1 ' Whenareyoutakingyourweekeiicl . . . (pause, for breath, and then hurriedly) . . . Ithinkl ' lltakeniinethisconiing . . . " " Look how the light shines on it. Man . . . Man Hah, we ' ve got y »u in our power, you lowly Plebes! " I Page 76 Unification ji i McCauley shows the exchange ones how Navy men shoot pool. " On behalf of the Corps of Cadets, I thank our brothers on the Severn for their wonderful, stu- pendous, sensational heartwarming gift . . . " Twin soliloquys aside to audience: " Always won- dered how I ' d look in one of these monkey suits. ' " But . . . but ... it just isn ' t done down here things are different, that is a " Guns, nothing but old guns. Our ship model: sure have this beat hollow. " Page 7 ' ,iitg Danee y y Tlf slui Man The big moment . . . I ' d sweated blood for that ring but when I met Laura at the bus station I knew it was worth it. Even with Tex Beneke occasionally slipping in a jitterbug number, the night was perfect. Our drags were plenty snowed. (I was a little awed myself when I saw what the Ring Dance Committee had done with poor old Macdonough Hall. The place was fabulous.) As I danced with Laura only she and I existed ... of course there was a small wait to get into the Ring, but we didn ' t mind ... it was our night. The 1953 Class Crest and Ring Committee Sturgeon. Rogers, Young, The 1953 Ring Dance Committee . . . Standing, left to right, Vander- sluis, Rogers (He leers in all of his pictures), Eddy, Corbin, Sturgeon. Seated, left to right, Conrad, Kock, Harris, Martin. Ring Dance Supper . . . this was the only picture the Editor could find in which everyone had his eyes open. That big moment . . . the ring was mine! Pase 79 First -Class Cruise Just as the shock of June week was wearing off . . . another upheaval . . . Cruise! And when I say Cruise was an upheaval, I mean it! 1 11 never forget those 0000 to 0400 watches in the fireroom ... or the hideous messes our navi- gation charts were ... or the way the mids prayed for land those first few days . . . arms ■over the side in an attitude of prayer . . . heads bent low. But soon, England. I quickly packed my traveling gear in my pocket and set out for London. Forgotten were plotting boards. For- gotten, the smoke from Babcock and ilcox No. 4. We burned our candles at both ends . . . and in the middle. We were personal goo l will ambassadors from the United States Naval Academy to Europe. Conrad keeps an eye peeled for attacking friendlies. (If you can imagine a peeled eye and attacking friendlies.) " Okay, Okay, what the hellze the holdup? " " Look, Ma. Smoke rings, king size. (Our guns were fully packed and free and easy on the recoil.) Kclaxalion on ihc Willie Keith . . . Shay in one of his rare moments awav from the eolTee mess. Inspection, rigidity and buckets of perspiration. Page 80 j eotland - Nori ay The Drum aii l Bugle Corps . . . Scotch style . . . Doesn ' t that get-up just about kilt you? Coming in on a prop and a prayer. I forget where this was taken . . . but, pretty, isn ' t it England " Oh, I say. Silver. Away! " (To be read with a heavy British accent.) Bright eyes and a . . . just wait till Gurski ' s girl sees this. ' I niform for E. D. will be ' BSV with turban. " France I ■ ' %. Foch and Silver. e left England and headed for France. Man, there was a country! In a word, it was . . . informal. I went to Paris; I saw Paris; Paris took nte by storm. Bastille Day . . . dancing in the streets . . . Pigallc . . . the Folies Bersiere . . . Montniartre . . . piirfiim. I even learned to purle-iouz a little and answer that I ported myself well. It all ended too soon . . . back to sea . . . exciting watches . . . Gitnio ... gun- firing practice . . . back to the U.S. At last, sigh. 1 was a world traveler. Aiiivi ' i( ' aii tion of the ill I ' aris . . . EiflTel Tower? I wonder if they ' ll ever finish the construc- " nil so I ot a post card and had a friend mail . . . " Page 82 Cruise First Class Year Varsity About two weeks after we started classes in September, our table in the messhall began to turn pre-season quarterback (except for the Plebes . . . they were just beginning to learn who wore what number on our football squad), and the light Navy team was the center of speculation. Instead of 220-pound tackles we were often going on the field with a team which didn ' t have a single man who weighed over 220 pounds. That first trip to Baltimore proved that lack of weight wasn ' t going to handicap us too much. Eddie Erdelatz showed 2.5.000 spectators a brand new style of Xavy football. We licked ale 31 to 0. It was the first time in 6 years that Navy started a season with a win. The boys ran from single wing. T and Box forma- tions for four touchdowns, but it was Deefense (with a capital Di that set them up. Yale only gained six yards rushing all after- noon. All of us thought we had seen a glimpse of what was to come. Herb Tiede caught Bob Cameron ' s pass for the season ' s first touchdown, while Ned Snyder ' s 17-yard field goal kept the scoring parade rolling. Siiiilli, Pertel, Roepke Navy team captain .| lin .iii ki and Coach Eddie Erdelatz exchange views That ' s Coach Erdelatz doing the talking. Page 86 Football I repeat . . . I ' ll never i ir »et those box lunches. (There was just too much box and not enough lunch.) Tiede Anderson The Lnited States Naval Aeadeniv arsitv Football Team, 1952. fr- --r r C ' V »« ■= The Coaches: Standing, Foster, Homer Martin, Hobbs; kneeling, Ben Martin, Erdelatz, Eshmont. The boys mix it up with Army. , I spent the next Saturday afternoon in my room listening to the Cornell game. Defense sounded great with Tony Correnti. .Joe Gattuso and Jack W ilner outsmarting the Big Red and holding them to a net two yards rushing! Fred Franco was driving all afternoon ... 98 yards in twelve rushes. John Gurski blocked an end zone ]tiint for one TD and Frank Adorney scored twice • . . once on a Cameron pass and again on a run around Navy ' s left end. Final score. Navy .31, Cornell 7. The next week against illiam Mary, Navy won its fifth straight victory. Bob Cam- eron complete ! 8 straight passes and Dean Smith in a dozen trys ran 71 yards. Din-ing the first half Vtilliam ami Alary never got closer than .30 yards to the Navy goal line. We had too much lor them. Score, 11-0. That 38 to 7 blast we took from Maryland a week later at B rd Stadium was a crushing disappointment. Those monsl«TS out veigh«-d us twenty pounds per man . . . we just couldn ' t get rolling. The First and Sec«uid classes f llow -d the team to Philadelphia the next wcek« ' iid to play Penn. Defense reall got a workout that weekend. I ihink Steve Sehoclerbek played his best game of the season that lay. (And what a writeup Time gave him!) Steve passe l t J Franco for our score and it was his running from the split-T that set it up. Bob Hempel kicked the extra point to give us the lie. Perkins, Wilnrr, l ' isher (MMMIMMiaHi a v . . . that ' s Si ' luxlerhek on his knees. e were happy as we manned the slaiicls, l ut . Old spit ' n polish, themselves. Gattuso, Hempel, Webster. - ♦ -J i . . , Henipel, Weave a iiot-so-iiear miss. That next Saturday brought Navy its worst game of the season. The score didn ' t show it (we lost. 17-6) but the statistics said Notre Dame trampled us. When we played Duke at Durham, I was a little skeptical about our chances playing another powerful team away from home, but I found that the Navy line was back in shape. Led by Bob Lowell, Dick Olson and Joe Pertel, offense opened up big holes in the Blue Devil line as we scored 16 points to upset Duke in what Coach Erdelatz called • " easih our best game of this season " . " Hold still aiwl stop u iggiling. Tecum. Do ya uaiiiia ruin the paint job. " 97 V 1 Weaver, Correnti, Lowell Olson, Fisher and Monahan . . . sorta stopped by Army. " Come in a little closer, men, I wanna have a talk with you, by golly. " A little razzle-dazzle to fool the mule. Page 91 Our last home game against Columbia found the first ten plays good for 63 yards and a TD. John eaver intercepted four rain- soaked Columbia passes and ran 67 yards with one of them to score. The muddy field didn ' t stop Franco from gaining 180 yards, including a 56-yard scoring dash in the final period. The 28 to win was a good way to tune up for the Army game to be played in two weeks. Page 92 Kane, Sieber, Snyder " Gimme that ball! " " Take yo hands off me, Monster! " Franco, Kisciiliaucr, Vdoiney This is how the Biisado looked al Maryland. Aflt-r ■» ■ U-fl Ihe licM llu- Vir Force KOTC unit marched on. We decided thai we looked heller. Eisenhauer, Duden, All-Americans. Ift, .i-tic: - 11 IMoiiahan carries the ball. TD. Army game . . . Tecumseh had donned his war paint . . . and we had all sharpened our pocket-size hatchets in preparation for the bo hinch sandwiches. ith the Army game the class of ' 53 bowed out of the football scene at the Academy in good fash- ion. Fischer •Well, ue ' re ready. " Stinky Botula Cameron, Ionahaii, Olson iinr HHSiiv Vt e skunked them. The Kaydets showed a strong defense which stopped us on the 2, 6, 14, 16, 27, 32, and 35 yard lines, but they were never able to muster an of- fense of their own. e rolled over them seven to zero. We became the only class then at the Academy which had not " carried on ' " until Plebe Christmas. Army team captain Paiilekas and Navy team captain Gurski in three way deal with the President. SCORES Navy Opponent 31 Yale 31 Cornell 7 14 William :Mary . 7 Maryland. 38 (anyhow, we clobbered them in basketball.) 7 Pennsylvania .... 7 6 Notre Dame 17 16 Duke 28 Columbia i 7 Army Page 95 J. V. ' The United States Naval Academ Junior arsilv Football Team, 1952-1953. Scores Mill Lucas, 150 poiin l football team captain. " How does it feel to be captain of the 150 pounders? Sometimes I think it was just a wonderful dream. " 150-Pound Junior Varsity Navy Opponent Navy Opponent 19 Cornell 7 55 Rutgers 6 32 Princeton 32 Penn 7 32 Pennsylvania 28 Patuxent 32 Rutgers 56 Villanova 1 5 The I niK.I Slates Naval adem 150-1 ' ound r ' oi.tball Team. 1952-19.5.$. Intra-Mural Sports " They also serve who onl go ouV lor steeplechase. " Kditor, Lucky Bag (Jefferson City, 1953) Vol. I. 97. Yes, here were found the men who didn ' t have enough weight, or maybe speed, or skill, to make a varsity squad. (As if there were any Mi l- shipmen who fitted f iose qualifications . . . ' " .Mid- shipmen can do anything. " Ibid.) But sometimes these men were rougher than any varsity man. If you don ' t believe me, just try sometime getting in front of one of those 135 pounders bent on making points for his company . . . you ' ll get clobbered. Imii illhe inkil Scolpiim, Feaija Fol. Blanchard, Miller, Lyon. The iyr.2-iy. " .:; l miiii Maics Naval Academy Varsity Soccer Team. Team captain Hack Wilson and Coach Warner Soccer Itlcknell f;els conprals for his All- American rating from Captain Buchanan. Cross Country Team Captain, C. iM. Cooke. HolTnian, casual to the end. Hurt. The United States Naval Academy 1953 Cross Country Team. Peterson, Woolley, Harper, Lewis . . . ropues gallery, but they can run. Kill ( ' .liainlx-rs iiiak( ' ! il loiik easy . . . well, easy for liiiii Siviniming Bill Davis rcaily to jack knife 0 % ' n l)a irs ilh his lirijirrrs riirlLMl up. Page 102 )wi-i Davies with his finpers out strai ilit. Manager Maxwell, Coach lliggiii . team captain Rin- (lahl . . . Aquatic chain of command. Byrtl and Boyd make like porpoises ... or is it porpii. ' Wrestling Coach Swartz aii l team captain John Gotick make plans for the future. Gattuso (»n top, Duke man on the bottom. The I ' nited States Naval Academy arsit.v Wrestling Team, 1953. Pete Blair in action against Duke. .1 l)nk(, Pete Blair pins Fisher of .Maryland. Kalph Evans puts a cradle on Dick Wise. (Cradles are so restful.) Feneing SlaiKlin . l -rt t ri(:lit: llcii .iniolxuk. Kari ' v, l.cavill Loi-iii;-. I ' iIcIkt. Knrt-liiiK lefl l rifilil: I ' aiils.ii, llufT- man, IlilU-r. ((;h sll li l: in{{, isn ' t it? antlfonl. ' ollfr. Kedden. Ramos. Team captain Art Potter receives trophy from Commander Noel. Ramos knocks the ball around. The United States Naval Academy Varsity Squash Team, 1952-1953. iJ MkNV V ' 4rr haV iVT N»vr k ' v X 7 Basketball .». : Ai: i ;i Larry Yk igley Jim an Scoyoc gets the dope IVoiii Cioach Carnevale. Don Kniss From the beginning of the season, our ' 52- ' 53 basketball team was one of the best we ' d ever seen. Opening the season against estern Mary- land, Navy set an all-time scoring record with 126 points. We were never without a winning team in Dahlgren Hall, but our first major road trip proved disastrous. After Christmas leave the team lost, in two successive nights away, to Princeton and Columbia. At home, the team was at its best. It toppled the Ivy League leaders almost effortlessly. The Navy five beat Pennsylvania, 62 to 60, in the clos- ing seconds of the game. Ned Hogan stole the ball and whipped it to John Clune. who basketed it. Don Lange, in the Virginia game made 39 points with his expert scoring. Ken McCally. a sparkling playmaker, and team captain Jim an Scoyoc, a fancy dribbler, provided the team work which made John Clune and Don Lange so effective a scoring unit. Cruncher Kniss and Doral Sandlin Mac Cramer Jack (llune Bill Slalleiy Ned llogan K.ii MoCallv Mac Cramer helped control the backboards . . . Navy won 16 of its 20 regular season games. This ex- ceptional season saw seven new team records and six individual records set by a Navy team which finished the year as one of the highest scoring outfits in the nation. An invitation to the NCAA tournament climaxed the out- standing ' 53 season, but a taller Holy Cross beat us 87 to 74 and let us out of the running. I ' E ' i. Vi r took IVIarvland . . . McCallv takes a free «iiio. I ' itI . . . look tlirtM- haiiils. Is stomping Wesl Point . . . that ' s ilo aii Milli Ills hooks ainiost on the hall. Rifle 1 1 1 k 1 [(■ ■i L ■( I 1 1 r i Coach Branzell and leani captain Don Holmes. Pistol Team captain Bruce McComb. Brigade Boxing Champions Standing, left to rifjilit : Associate Professor S. Wcl.l.. P. |{. Salsa.lo, J. (;. ;ouart. F. A. Hianu-. III. ,| . ;. Diilllcj, I " . J. Kcll , Miiuu vr. KCDK Kiiliino. Kneeling, left to rinht: K. .. C.astillio, K. .1. Galvin, I). W. Trono, ( ' .. S. Morris. Standing, left lo right: Kiill ' ol, Keynolds, I ' ollak, Newell, Carter, Holmes, Rose, Fisher. Seated, left to right: Fellows, Herres, Branzell, Shields, Gorman. • 1 Standing, left to right: Coach. Lt. Kockwoixl. Walter, Hobbs, OverilorfV, Itoardman, Wehrmeister, Peterson, Sehultz. Seate l, left to right: Alves, Anderson, llinne , Bentley, McComb, Bobbins, Dioquino. Hobbies Organizations Ill iiiiftn ft f • • -iC, 1953 Class Officers Lefl to right: C. S. alker. Treasurer; G. K. Wein- stein. Secretary; C. A. H. Trost, Vice Presi lent; H. K. Perot, President. Company Reps Seated, left to right: VS ehster, Thomas, lIofTniaii, Hit ., McCleskcy, f ' .anipljell, Diesel. StancUng, left to right: Dunaway, Berge, Upsha« , Hichartlson, I ioney, Furey, idano. Morgan, Detweiler, Christensen, Headland, lleering. Fellows, Klick, Hopkins. Battalion Kepresrntalivcs; standing, left to right: I). K. llpshaw, .1. |{. Morgan, J. M. Wehster, N. K. Berge, If. I ' ,. Iloll ' nian, K. J. (Ihrislensen. Sealeil, lefl to right: ;. K. Wciiistein, 11. I{. Perot, W. ;. KeflMlch. Exeeiitive Committee Trident Maffaziiie Slandinfi, left to riffht: SteigerwalH, TaiTel, MacLeaii, Neu- sonie, Fryher ;er, SralriK left l ri»rhl: Basset t, .Matheson, Spencer, Editor Moore, Sisco. Trident Society Left to rifiht: Anderson. Treasurer; Spencer, Presiflen I; Cole. f ice-President; Bassett, Secretary. Trident Calendar Standing: Klick. Seateil: left to rifilit: Rogers, Cole. Ritchie, Russell, Morgan. Beef Points Standing: left to right: IMorris, Brown, Slough. Seated: left to right: Parks, Ducat. Jones, Masterson, Editor. Cliristnias Card Committee Standing: left to right: Haig, % oole , Ellis, Rogers, Aninier- nian, Lemly. Seated: left to right: Furey, Cannell, O ' Leary, Diesel. Mang. 6 4? NTS t i .t:t NA-10 Leader: Porter; Co-leader: Jones, F. G.; Bass: Booth; Drums: Miller; French Horn: Youngjohns; Piano; Jones, G. L., Gaines; Saxophones: Johnson, Olds, Gallagher, Bedford, Channell; Trombones: White, (iolle- hon, Meehan; Trumpets: Klliotl. Fitz- uilliam, Conner, Parker, Bole, HarrU son; Vocalists: Nelson, Burns. Brigade Hop Committee Standing, left to right: Lardis, Maser, Koch, Eddy, Harris, Simmons. Seated, left to right: ' Martin, Corbin, Conrad, Cockey. (Did you ever see any- one look as angelic as Cockey?) Puiilie Relations Standing, left to right: ril. llofVinan. Con- rad, Youngjohns, Dee , Munii -I. Sealed. left to righl: F iley. Iterghauer. I ' liiigc. Bige- low, Shaidnagh ' . (Fudge Insisted on sitting doun . . . suid he uas lire l.i Page 116 NACA Nei;vinan Left to right: D. G. Shields, Treasurer; L. G. RaUis, President: C. D. Dean, Secretary. Chaplain Stretch, Advisor. Left to right: P. G. Charest. Treasurer; D. D. Smith, President; J. B. O ' Leary, ice- President; K. W. Kuffel, Secretary. Chaplain Michaels, Advisor. Forensic Activity Seated, left to right: Catkins, Connolly, Oppernian, Cornell, Personette. Boat Cliil» Standing, left to right: Hart, Mooney, Maas, Carr. Huffman, Greancy. Seated, left to right: alsii, LaLonde, Schaller. Voyer, Fortin. Page 117 WRXV Standing, left to right: Jones. Cohen, Boiko. Stevenson, RoMn- son, .Mortimer, ' ood. Small, Bailey. Briggs. Seated, left to right: Peterson, Cooke. Sheeley, Doty, Mann, Sheahan. tliiiee Ciaiig Standing, left to right: Smith, Soderholm, ToUaksen, Tibbetts, Warrick, Filbert. Seated, left to right: Toiipin, Rudolph, Kunstniann, Sohaff- rath, Todd. !$oiin«l and Movie Unit Standing, left to right: Cohen, Boiko. Mortimer. Briggs, Small. Seated, left to right: Wood. Cooke. Doty. Sheeley. Kohinson. Raillo Standing, lefl to right : Lot Is. k« ' -k. Seaeord. Kimhall. Ciisaehs. ' i ' lMipin. Todd. Warrii ' k. M M re. Williamson. Overdorff. Slated, left to right: Throop. I.iieke, Shuck, (ireenc, Lnger, Kndli ' li. I ' nirc 118 ART CLl ' B: Standing;, left to right: Hinton, Ciimmings. Seated, left to right: Sinia, Kddy, Rogers, Sisco, Roberts. STAMP (.LUB: Stan ling, left to right: Manthorpe, Shumaker, Cliff, Stevenson, Ward, Smith, K. T., Tsantes, Fagan. Seated, left to right: Brown, Hopkins, Johnston, Smith, D. B., Berg- baner. FOREIGN LANGIACE CIAB: Standing, left to right: Alariscal, Binney, Ballard, Anaoker. Seated, left to right: Sutherland, Carpenter, Johnson, Craig, Mortimer. ' ;?•• , " ■ ' mtji ' j ' ■f V. %• CHESS CLLIB: Standing, left to right: Eggert, (iray, Crawford, Overdorff, Woxvold, Ferguson, Endlich, Laufman, Tatom. Seated, left to right: Hussey, Cliff, Lewis, Rigler, Cunningham, Signor. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE: Left to right: W. H. Purdum, PHYSICS CLUB: Standing, left to right: Smith, Cusachs, Baals R. K. Albright, E. J. Christensen. Seated, left to right: Yoelker, Charrier, Endlich. D B C o r P Left to right: J. H. Aniendt, K. IVI. Schucker, L. H. Shrewsbury, K. B. Cox, A. D. Vining, Jr. Left to right: L. M. Fead, U. B. Shirley, S . . Miller, Jr., N. D. Malambri, R. E. Dearborn. Engineering Clnli Standing, left to right: C. IL Kriise, G. O. Charrier, K. (;riffiths, D. C. Voelker, .]. n. Baker, J. Endlich. K. B. Kfldington, O. S. Saniinis, .Ir. Sealed, left to right: .1. 1 . K. Siiinott, J. A. iMuka, Jr., V . T. Boyer, .Jr.. rhairmati, fnmhini ' il cliihs, K. E. Ad- h-r, H. K. Miller, C. K. Greene, Jr. Marching Band First class, left to right: K. K. Dear- born, C. D. Fellows, H. M. Rich- ardson, D. T. Cannell, L. K. Baker. Foreign Relations Slaiuliiifl, Ufl to rifjhl: Howell, Kriisi, Voelker. Tiede, INord, McC.arthy. Sealed, left to rifihl : omiolly, Binney, Cooke, K.m-, 1 1 nek i III!. f ft CT n H v fl -- ••• •• t m. Glee r, II ' i«t ' t-trtttt •• •• -. » K s S : 141 A First class, left to right: H. F. Randall, Jr., R. B. Haig, M. T. Dioquino, D. P. Bailey, J. H. Schulte, W. H. Snouse, E. M. Chase. Pianist: F. P. Morelli; Conductor, M. T. Dioquino. President Manuel Trijo Dioquino Catholic Choir President William Nelson Campbell Chancel Choir Aiitiplional| Choir President Curtis William Miller, Jr. ■ - •■ ' ;i: . ri.« V, ' ■T. " - .- (X . ' ' • ' C j:. V» ' ■.s C- Fall " -then IJVmter The Brigade I And now I ' d like you to meet some friends of mine. These are the guys I ' ve worked and joked with and gone on liberty with. (If you ' ll pardon the preposi- tion I ended that sentence with.) Some of them are just jokers, others are brains, and others are just good Joes. From everywhere they came. At first we united to protect ourselves from the upper classes, and then we found in our new unity a strength and comradeship we needed and could cherish. The result was the formation of the class of ' S. ' J. my class, our class. Page 124 1 Brigade Staffs FALL SET Brigade Commander GEORGE OSCAR SELZ Left to right: H. W. J. Bergbauer, Jr., S. D. Frost, R. W. Martin, Jr., D. D. Smith, G. O. Selz, W. C. Chambers, F. Zimolzak, J. T. Quirk. Left to right: D. D. Donovan, Jr., C. A. H. Trost, W. B. Hubbell, O. W. Dixon, Jr., W. G. Left- wich, Jr., H. F. Randall, Jr., J. D. O ' Connell, E. B. Taylor, Jr. WINTER SET Brigade Commander WILLIAM GROOM LEFTWICH, JR. Page 125 1st Regiment I FALL Regimental Comiiiainler WILBUK JAMES MA HONEY 2 FA Left to right: M. D. Flynn, W. H. Snoiise, A. F. McAllaster, W. J. Mahoney, G. R. Bell. B. N. Davis. .]. K. Jaynes. liVI TER l -l ' l to right: C C. Carter, C A. Merica, H. R. Tiede, D. .J. McAdams, L. Solo- piiren, D. S. C.ruden. R. E. Lowell. E C Regimental ( ' .ommaiider DONALD JAMES McADAMS Page 126 2 lid Regiiiient FALL Ke«:i mental ( j iiiiiiaii l( ' r • M " STASEK IIOLCO.MB R Left to right: E. K. Miller, C. I). Fellows, P. L. Stoffelen, M. S. Holcomb, D. W. Beard, W. W. Sullivan, M. Rojo, Jr. IfVIXTER Left to right: D. B. Smith, J. D. Baldinger, E. R. Seymour, B. G. Starnes, J. J. CardweU, D. K. Cauble, 11. J. C. Tolaiid, Jr. Kegimental Commander BILLY GENE STARNES Page 127 Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Glennon, Jr., USiVIC Battalion Officer First Battalion COMPANY OFFICERS Lieutenant N. Grkovic, USN Lieutenant C. R. Tucker, USN Lieutenant K. F. Falardeau, 1: .----;. - USN 4 Lieutenant H. O. Anson. Jr. USN Page 128 Battalion CommaQder HENRY ROSS PEROT Left to right: II. R. Perot, M. T. Dioquino, G. L. Apted, P. J. O ' Connell, D. W. Thomas. Left to right: W. M. Thompson, G. H. Barthelenghi, Jr., H. L. Gallagher, M. W. Royston, G. A. Millard. WINTER SET Battalion Commander WILLIAM MORGAN THOMPSON Page 129 f HENRY FREDERICK ABELE Zanesville, Ohio Like many others, Henry arrived at the Naval Academy with liigh aspirations and dreams yet to be fulfilled. Arriv- ing from Zanesville, Ohio, via Washington Jefferson College where he majored in chemistry and elbow-bending, Henry found iiiinself in the unenviable position of black sheep of a family with an exclusively Army background. Lighthearted and satisfied witli his chosen career, Henry intends to spend the next thirty years in the fleet. An orderly mind, keen insight, and well-reasoned judgments will provide him reward in the years to come. DEAN ALBERT ABRAHAMSON Everett, Washington Hailing from the great western state of Washington, Dean came to the Academy full of enthusiasm and ambition. Known to many of his friends by the nickname, Abe, he made the big transition from civilian life to Navy life with ease. With his friendly nature and willingness to lend a helping hand, he acquired many friends. With his sharp, quick mind he mastered all the academics. In the field of athletics, Abe ' s chief enjoyment came in the boxing ring or in rifle competition. Never one to shirk the opportunity of going on liberty. Dean was a one man public relations committee for the Academy. His desire to work hard, coupled with his warm, likable personality, is Dean ' s key to success. .Vtcr lime I Hisp tkit were tnish even ak aim WILLIAM PATRICK ALBERS San Gabriel, California ' Willie ' was one of the boys from the land of perpetual sunshine, California. His two years at the University of Southern California served him in good stead at the Acade- my, for he never had any trouble finding a party, and then adding his own spot of life to it. Bill was one of those happy-go-hicky individuals who managed to mix quite a bit of fun with the academic grind. He had his troubles like (he rest, but, always managed to smile through the clouds. lie spent his off time rinuiing cross country, and playing touch football. Graduation; Gate 2; Pensacola; Wings. . . . Page 130 THOMAS HARRISON ALLEN, JR. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania After coming to the Academy, Tom devoted most of his time to dragging. Between weekends, he could be found leading an athletic team or wrapped up in a Horatio Horn- blower story. Although fourth class steam threw a scare into him, he came back strong and proved his versatility. His proficiency with the slipstick aided many classmates in their peril. Tom ' s impeccable appearance and manner were a shining example for everyone. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, he was known never to have given a plebe an even break. Tom ' s friendliness and character gained him a host of staunch admirers. Being a true nature boy, Tom ' s aim is the Marine Corps. ROBERT OLEN ALLER Dayton, Ohio No one could deny that Al was one of the brain cells of the Brigade; his other claims to fame were his devotion to his O.A.O. and his amazing growth (a tendency to protrude through the top of his hair.) Home-grown in the Buckeye State, Bob fostered a craving for all the sports in the book, but concentrated on basketball and dragging, each in their respective seasons. Voted Mid-with-legs-most-like-paren- theses, Bob ' s likeable ways and humor made him a favorite with all. Being one of the reddest Mikes ever, he plans a long line of future plebes for Usnay soon after graduation. EDWARD RUSSELL ALVES, JR. Gloucester, Massachusetts " Shea ' s Boy " came to USNA via the Marine Corps. Had duty in China during part of his five year tenure. Sarge ' s chief interests at Navy, aside from running company steeplechase, were rack time and helping out at the pistol range. Bunning the " firing line " at the range, gave Ed some of his most pleasant moments at Navy. Well liked by his classmates, his invitation to a " cup of joe out in town " never went unanswered. His greatest satisfaction in academics was completing the Youngster Russian course. He spent a good part of his spare time trying to teach his wife to say " that " instead of " dut " . The wearing of the green as an officer in the Corps is Ed ' s big ambition in life. Page 131 GEORGE LEWIS APTED Yankton, South Dakota George came to the Academy after completing two years at Yankton College, but to think of him as a book worm or the intellectual type would be quite erroneous. . . . The grades came easily, so it is in other fields that he will be best remembered. Well coordinated, he was adept at a large number of sports, and will be remembered for his active athletic participation in the company and battalion sports. George genuinely liked people, and so he had a very large number of close friends. Always fine company and an excellent conversationalist. LYLE OLIVER ARMEL, II Washington, District of Columbia Lyle arrived at Annapolis via competitive Naval Reserve examinations. Even during plebe summer, he showed a great interest in sports and an equal ability to participate in them. Lyle possessed a fine sense of humor, and was good company at all times. His disposition was calm and his manner sincere . . . excellent qualities for a man interested in submarine service. Never one to neg- lect academics for athletics or social life, Lyle always escaped the clutch of the academic departments by a very comfortable margin . . . Everyone who knew Lyle liked him, admired him, and looked forward to serving with him in the fleet. m w A LEONARD KELLY BAKER Fulton, Mississippi After being rudely thrust into the world via a small town called Aberdeen in the old southern state Mississippi, this jovial fellow spent his tender young years at devious child- hood escapades. Suddenly, he found himself with a ticket, an appointment, and a desire to become a midsiiipman. After entering Navy he developed his likes for pipes, liberty, and playing the sousaphone in tlie Marching Band to a high degree. Leonard (Bones) Baker was always noted for his good spirit and easy going nature. Aberdeen may well be proud of him; he made the Academy easier for all those who knew him. He will be long remembered. Page 132 HARRY GRINNELL BARNES, JR. Grinnell, Iowa Varsity track man and a star of the company cross-country and steeple chase teams, Harry was determined to win the prize, whatever the contest. Every year the dark ages took over the winter months, but eacli of those dark ages was light compared with Harry ' s Plebe year. The httle privations and hardships (willfully inflicted by those wily sharpers of our future) Harry never forgot. So determined to pass that he often rose before reveille to cram more Russian into his mind; Harry won out over obstacles placed before him by the academic departments; he emerged smiling, triumphant and ready for whatever Life offered. GEORGE HENRY BARTHELENGHI, JR. Jamaica, New York A standout track man in high school, and number " 3 " on the Naval Reserve entrance list at Navy, George was active in Reception Committee work. He was affectionately known as " Old Dad " by his roommates. An ardent fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, George nearly passed out when the Giants won in ' 51 ' . George had the proverbial " girl in every port " , even Crabtown. A very studious midshipman, George could probably have been in the top 10 of the class if it hadn ' t been for the scuffling which constantly went on with one particular roommate of his. Old Dad has his eyes on a career in Naval Aviation. ROBERT SCOTT BEAT Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin After a few years in the Navy, Scott entered the Naval Academy. His decision to make the Navy his career meant the loss of another Dick Tracy in the criminology field. At Navy his main interests were radio and sub- marines. As far as dragging went, he concentrated on quality . . . not quantity. Scotty could always spin a salty story to suit your taste and leave you with a chuckle. A Midwesterner he was always ready to defend his Badger state. Besides being frank, quick-witted, and practical, he possessed a quality of unsurpassed determination. This, in short, is Scott . . . friendly, eternally unpre- dictable, and always intriguing. Page 133 GERSHOM RODES BELL Huntington, West Virginia Honest Gershom hails from the great metropolis of the mountain state . . . Huntington, West Virginia. Two years at the University of Louisville in the NROTC (bar- tending, basket weaving, agriculture, etc.) convinced Gersh that the Navy was the life for him. Well-liked, he constantly astounded classmates with his vast knowledge of the lore and ways of the sea. He graduated from saiUng on the Ohio at liome to a choice berth in the Boat Club. With his keen grasp of professional subjects and his wide knowledge of the sea, Gershom will be a great asset to his country in his chosen profession, the Navy line. V ' ' B ?1 It 9 4 WILLIAM REAVES BELL Tyler, Texas Rebo was one of a group of foreign midshipmen who came to the Naval Academy on the Good Neighbor Policy pro- gram . . . from the Tyler township of the Republic of Texas. He prepped at the Citadel, where he learned that a plebe year may bend, but can never break a Texan ' s spirit. Just to prove his point, he came to Annapolis for a second dose and stood firm. Rebo ' s ready smile, easygoing manner, and genius for being in the wrong place at the same time as the O.D., carved him his own little niche in everyone ' s heart. Just knowing him was an education, and being one of his many friends was enough to make the years worthwhile. CARL JOSHUA BENNING, JR. Springfield, Missouri The " Duck " , " Cyrano " , or " Mr. Munch " , all apply to this little man from Missouri. Before coming to USNA, he attended Southwest Missouri State where he majored in the " Naval Academy College Certificate Method of En- trance " . As a result of invaluable training as a plebe, he can now tie a bow tie in 30 seconds with his eyes closed. Although not interested in varsity athletics, he was the envy of many because of the way he breezed through his P.T. tests. The son of an Air Force Dentist, the Duck seems destined to follow in his father ' s footsteps with the Navy line a close second. Whichever it is, he will be a valuable asset. Page 134 Bor jari! fk poiv mall toa linif reaii S ' ea XEALE ELDRIDGE BIRD Arlington, irgima Born in Guam, Neale traveled around much, as most Marine Corps Juniors do. To keep up family tradition, Neale early decided to join the boys in green. Claimed the garden spot of all the places he ever lived was Florida, where he spent most of his time fishing and sailing. A powerful varsity swimmer, he could make a polar bear look maladjusted in the water. Another Einstein when it came to anything that was mechanical, but he didn ' t put nmcli time in on the books. He used most of his spare time for reading the Bible and attending Bible study classes ... a great asset for the Corps. KENNETH STANLEY BOCOCK Xewton, Kansas " Bo " wasn ' t one to worry about anything. Despite a very high average, studies came after the nightly letters and complete readings of the morning paper. He modestly lead the first company to a couple of Brigade Champion- ships in Volleyball and Basketball. He got off to an early basketball career by becoming one of the top players on the plebe five. One of Ken ' s greatest assets in sports and in other activities was a spirit of tolerance. He seemed to have the ability for discovering the reasons behind an individual ' s behavior before he made judgments. This quality should make him stand out as a leader of men. WALTON TLLLY BOYER, JR. Glendale, California Entering the Academy after attending Cal Tech, " ater Tigiit " soon became accustomed to the academics of Navy. He was well known for his willingness to help out his " bucket " classmates. The Physics club has also received the benefit of his guidance. Although he was known to participate in athletics, his greatest exertion was leaping up into the upper bunk. He attended almost every hop. An excellent dancer, he continually surprised his drags with his dancing ability. Careful and meticulous, he did a thorough job in all that he attempted. Page 135 WILLIAM BROWN BRANSON Terrk Haute, Indiana It was while Bill Brown was mastering the science ol ' medicine at Notre Dame University that he got a yen for IVavy duty. Once at Navy, " Winged Ears " (as he was fondly called by his legion of friends) seemed also to have wings on his feet. He shattered track record after record and won his varsity ' N ' as the fastest man in the Navy. Always active, Bill used his few leisure moments to the fullest extent and was frequently heard to say, " I ' ve just got to get a little rest " . Pleasant and cheerful, this Bill will make somebody a good Navy husband. RAY ERNEST BRIGHT, JR. Houston, Texas Houston, Texas, gave Navy this li " l sack of joy. If his conversation didn ' t concern sports, it did concern Texas. Ray positively proved that his actions were louder than his words on the football field. If he couldn ' t participate, he was always a spectator, no matter what the sport. " Tex " was probably the only man in the brigade to have a new routine for laughs every time he got out of bed in the morning. Who will forget the purple umbrella on the way to class, or his attempt in the literary field, " The Post- card " . A natural for the service, he can give as well as take. • ' Li ' i leDi Boet Ike ml (irf kD( was m (avo Goo JAMES ALAN BURGESS Baltimore, Maryland Jim was a native of Baltimore, and a graduate of Forest Park High School. He spent two years in the Naval Re- serve, and received his appointment to the Academy there. Before coming to the Academy, Jim spent a year at Loyola College of Baltimore, where he played soccer and lacrosse. His principal hobbies were reading, listening to classical music, and sports. He was, in the words of John Paul Jones, " A man of liberal education " . He had a fine sense of humor, an excellent tasfe in nuisic, art, and literature, and a well-developed critical ability. Page 136 JOHN THOMAS BURKHARDT WiLMETTE, Illinois ■ " Li ' l Beaver, " as lie was affectionately known, enjoyed tennis and boxing, but crew was his first love. His stream- lined, five foot six, 124 pound build made him a natural in the role of coxswain on the varsity where every day one could find him getting the boys in shape for a Navy victory or giving the new plebes the details on the fine points of handhng a shell. He was a pretty good swimmer, too, and was often the envy of his classmates when the time for swimming tests came around. Dragging was one of his favorite leisure activities and he hardly ever missed a hop. Good natured and easy going, a little man with a big heart. SAM RAY BYRD Selma, North Carolina From the unknown but highly heralded town of Selma, N.C., Sam arrived on the shores of the Severn in the summer of ' 49 weeping softly in his steerage milkshake. To this day he dreams of the good ole days at East Carolina Teacher ' s College when the boys had their night on the town. Between the memorization of four or five pages of ordnance schematics and the seemingly endless hours at his favorite indoor sport, wrestling with his pillow (trying to make it stay on the bed by pinning it with his head), Sam found time to send the O.A.O. the latest dope. Fated for a bright tour of duty, Sam is no short-timer. CARLO CALO YoNKERS, New York Out of flourishing New York City into the backwoods of Maryland. . . . " Plebe year is an opportunity to hate life. . . . " His Youngster theme: " You can ' t have fun and Grease too. . . . " " Second class year is strictly ninety proof . . . " " First class year is just for dragging . . . " Young Calo spent four years in the pursuit of pleasure and the flight from regulations . . . his philosophy: " Speak loudly and carry a big wallet " . His favorite sports: football, boxing and reckless driving. . . . Although Calo didn ' t stand in the upper half of his class in academics, he was by no means a bucket. A great guy, and a great sport. Page 137 . DONALD TIPTON CANNELL ToLucA, Illinois Hear ye, liear ye, gather ' round to meet tlie young man of adventure, travel, and insatiable thirst: blonde, tall, smiling Don Cannell. Coming from that great citadel of knowledge standing in the middle west, Illinois U., Don sought refuge in the arms of Bancroft. Naturally, studies played an important part during his tenure at Annapolis, but as he once said, looking at his rusty slide rule, " It got that way while I was helping run the Marching Band " . He was never one to shirk at duty, academics, or extra-curriculars. After June 1953, Don will step into greater responsibilities witii an air of surety and success. DAVID EVANS CANNON Bethesda, Maryland " Red Dog " Cannon as he was called by his friends was a Utonian from Washington, D.C. He came to Navy via SuUivan ' s Prep. His pet peeve was skinny and steam profs ... he loved good chow and beautiful women. He claims to hold the record for time spent in USNA hospital. Red was well known for his love of eggs, southern style . . . His friendly attitude toward everyone and his willingness to help a friend will long be remembered. Thi ari timi ■Clii TO sfan liear JOHN HOWARD CARR T vc:oMA, Washington .Tohnnie, who hails from far-away Tacoma, Washington, was known by his fellow classmates as being quiet. hen it came to sailing. John was about the best versed mid- shipman in the business. Of no lesser account were his daily ballk ' s with the acade mic departments, which he consistently won — both the dailys and final exams. Not much for music, he enjoyed the plain and simple style of hillbilly tune that captured the hearts of all mountain folk. He rarely " hit the books " or exerted himself in any way, but he always seemed to excel. With his efficient ways for getting a job done, he will excel in his role as a naval officer. Page 138 CHARLES CURTIS CARTER Amarillo, Texas This dark-haired Mid looked forward to just three things: a ring, a gold stripe, and wedding bells. He had a hard time seeing them though ... ask the eye department. ' Chuck ' s ' hobby was women . . . one woman, and Sliaron was no disappointment. It was thought that C.C. would join the Corps and be a good Marine. ' C.C had other plans . . . like the time he made a Sandy Beach landing with an Academy knockabout. Not very good seamanship, but he ' s an old cowhand from " Deep in the heart of . . . . " He liked good food and good music. Chuck was one swell guy who never let you down. . . . WILLIAM CARL CHAMBERS Riverside, California Bill entered the Naval Academy after spending a year in the Naval Reserve. During plebe summer Bill decided to try out gymnastics. Several sore shins and many hours of sweat later he found himself one of Navy ' s top varsity side-horsemen. Aside from gymnastics. Bill ' s extra-cur- ricular interests were directed, surprisingly enough, to that generally very unpopular sport played in Sampson Hall. (Bill was a member of both the Physics and Electrical Engineering Clubs.) He decided upon graduation to make Civil Engineering his branch. Alternative number one was the U. S. Air Force. Whichever gets him is sure to have a hard worker and a fine officer. JOHN FREDERICK CHAPMAN EvANSTON, Wyoming From the " Equality State, " John claimed that there was nothing like the wide open spaces of Wyoming where he spent his youth climbing mountains and breezing through school with A ' s and the usual honors. President of class, etc. At Navy John was a star man in his studies. He was a member of the Spanish Club and qualified as inter- preter. Other extra curricular activities included the Physics Club and a large variety of company sports. John said it was either the Civil Engineering Corps or Navy Line for him. If he does as well as he has so far, the Navy will receive a fine officer. Page 139 EDGAR MANNLY CHASE TowsoN, Maryland Yes, this is Edgar Mannly Chase, smallest man in ' 53 . . . but let not size mislead you. Back in his happy plebe days the firsties soon learned the ear splitting power of his vocal cords, and mornuig or evening the thundering shout of " I ' m the roughest, toughest, son of a sea cook that ever walked the halls of Bancroft . . . Sir! " would reverberate through the mess hall. The theater is in his blood and Ed turned in e.xcellent performances in all the Masqueraders productions and aided in those of the other clubs as a member of the stage gang. The rest of his time he devoted to Choir, Glee Club, sailing, wrestling, sub squad, books, the fairer sex, and studies. JAMES FITZHUGH CHESLEY Charlotte Hall, Maryland James " call me muscles " Chesley is a shining example of local boy makes good. A citizen of Charlotte Hall, Mary- land, Jim tried unsuccessfully to obtain an appointment to USNA while in high school. He finally realized his am- bition via the long route, the U.S. Marine Corps. Although his favorite sport, wrestling, consumed much of his time, Fitzhugh found time for the Antiphonal Choir and worked with the Reception Committee. Among his likes were dragging and still more dragging; his dislikes were studying and arising at reveille. Ches plans to enter Naval Aviation . . . believes it to be an easy way to elevate his ego. RICHARD GRIMES CLARK Columbus, Ohio Look at this portrait carefully! It lies! You ' ve never seen ' Klunk ' after a hop looking as if he had just eaten a ketchup sandwich. He purposely went to the dentist two or three times a week to get silver fillings so that he would not graduate in debt. Look at those eyes! At his last physical ' Klunk ' was placed at the proper twenty feet and asked to read the top line on the chart. Klunk inquired, " What chart? " . . . and that nose; in the quiet of the nighl il liad the constant habit of sounding like the Mack Truck proving grounds. I ' poti arising every morning ' Klunk " would envelope himself in the sports page to make sure tliat Ohio State was rated properly in the nation. Page 140 I iiill iiati Alle star hes ll ' d vol w m quei alwi BILLY RAY CLEMENTS Snyder, Texas Bill will long be remembered for his subtle humor and good nature. Prior to coming to the Academy, he attended Allen Military Academy in Texas where he was an out- standing athlete and student. His spare time plebe year he spent out on Farragut Field with the plebe football team. It ' d be tough deciding whether he liked arguing about volleyball or Texas best. In spite of being a Texan, he was a connoisseur of beautiful women and would never turn down a blind date (most of whom he claims were queens). Because of his ability and good nature, he will always have the admiration and respect of those with whom he comes in contact. HERDIS FRENCH CLEMENTS EvANSViLLE, Indiana right Who were Valentino and this man called Gable? . at the Academy lived the lad to whom Cyrano, in all humility, handed his sword: French Clements, whose spare moments at the academy were spent dragging some of the most vivacious dolls that ever strolled down Stribling Walk. At other times he could be found in the red hot trombone section of the Marching Band. An overabundance of zestfulness radiated from French as he brought much of his youthful enthusiasm straight from high school into Bancroft ' s grey walls. His honesty stood highest among his attributes and will guide him to a successful career. JOHN MILLIS COCKEY Claiborne, Maryland John entered the Marine Corps in an attempt to get into the Naval Academy, but chances looked slim when he ended up as a " Pana-Marine " . Lady luck had a change of heart, however, and from then on it was smooth sailing. His favorite sport was lacrosse and his favorite social pastime was dancing with his OAO. When he couldn ' t be found engaged in one of these activities he was likely to be sailing or playing teimis. Time was forever at a minimum for John . . . there just wasn ' t enough of it for him to do all the things he wanted to do. John enjoyed his four years of fond memories and companionships. A military man and proud of it. Page 141 MARTIN ALBERT CONNOLLY Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Graduating from North Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, in June of ' 47, Martin continued his education at Villa- nova as an NROTC student. Marty never lost any of his care-free college attitude when he entered the Academy. An all-sports lover, Martin excelled in soccer with his educated toe, and tried his hand at touch football and basketball in his spare time. Marty made good use of his keen knowledge of world affairs by debating for Navy. A liberty hound is hardly the word, as Marty was always anxious to get just outside the gate and up two flights. Jets fascinate him and he hopes to see a lot more of them in the future. CHARLES MAYNARD COOKE, JR. Sonoma, California Charlie ' s entry on the stage of life took place in Hawaii. Learning to walk, he moved about during his early youth, but finally settled down on Hillwood Ranch, two hundred acres of paradise in Sonoma, California. Once at Navy, Chuck easily made a place for himself. Years of hiking about his California hills developed a pair of sturdy legs which carried him to fame on the track and cross country squads. His natural bent for international affairs firmly established him in the Foreign Relations Club. A hard worker, he was never too busy to take time out to help a friend. Charlie will be remembered as a man well worth knowing. " Cra scb nalu: team O.Aj earni oltl DONALD LUCE COOKE CoRONADO, California Mother Nature gave him a dirly look in May. 1030. and growing up in the land of sand and sun didn ' t help too nnicli. Having lived about a half mile from the Pacific Ocean about seventeen years (a year or so at Pearl Harbor, too) this great-times 10 to the sixth-nepiiew of Luce Hall ' s name- sake and son of a sailor (Class of ' 21), had but one choice: a four year sojourn at Aimapolis followed by thirty years " from Crabtown to the ships at Timbuctoo " . Cookie, alias Thomas Edison Marconi, will no doubt end up at the helm of a commercial radio station . . . but destroyer duty has its advantages, loo. Page 142 IL4Y FARRELL CRATER Van Nuys, California " Crate " came to Annapolis from California via New Mexico Military Institute and NAPS. An athlete in both ability and build he played football in both high school and at NAPS. Being from California, he was naturally a gym enthusiast. He climbed rope for the gym team in time that put Cheeta to shame. Ray wasn ' t an O.A.O. man; he had several from Bancroft to L.A. An earnest worker and a good guy, his gift for gab will be one of the tricks that he takes with him to Pensacola, for the life of a fly-boy looks good to " Old Musclehead " . WILLIAM WALTER DEALE LUTHERVILLE, MARYLAND Played lacrosse at McDonogh School and M. I. T. and contiimed playing at Navy, as an attack man in the Varsity. While at M.I.T. he was elected Delta Kappa Epsilon, learned wrestling technique, and became runner up in New England " frosh " wrestling. Extra curricularly you might have found him at the Russian Club or the Boat Club. Outside the academy his much neglected but favorite pastimes were skiing and the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Department. He had a profound and vivid interest in aviation, especially jet-aircraft. Yep, it ' s wings for this lad. JOSEPH GREGORY DIGIACOMO Vandergrift, Pennsylvania In his quest for knowledge Joe made the Navy honor roll as easily as he did at Holy Cross. One of the top men in the class Joe was always on deck when those who were pressing 2.5 needed help. The Marching Band was a place to observe his enthusiasm. He could be seen carrying the biggest bass in the band and pumping it with more zest than any other member. Other organizations couldn ' t do without Joe and the Italian Club was no exception. He was Veep of this club during second class year. His four years helped build the character that will make him a great naval officer after June 1953. Page 143 MICHAEL JOHN DI NOLA New York, New York The axiom, " Good things come in small packages, " holds true in this case. Few people had the twinkling eye, the unquenchable love of life, the consistent high spirits that made Dinty so popular among his classmates. Boxing was a science to this fellow, and he enjoyed basketball, Softball, card games, classical music, and a really tough problem in any academic subject. He took a lot of good natural kidding about his Italian ancestry of which he is so fiercely proud. The future should be his pigeon, whether CEC or Naval Aviation. With his energy and good nature, he ' ll make the most of a fine career. MANUEL TRIJO DIOQUINO Manila, Philippine Islands " Joe " isn ' t an exact translation of Dioquino but . . . Catholic Choir President and director. Glee Club Director, Varsity Pistol man, and an accurate setter in a winning company volleyball team, Joe was quite an inspiration to those who worked with him. Plebe year was no difficulty to Joe, who got his pre-Navy background at the Philippine Military Academy. His spark, drive, and intelHgence will carry him far in whatever field he enters. When the caps sail into the air on Graduation Day, Joe sails away to the Philippines to pursue a military career in his country ' s armed forces. sck Mi was I favor llie« kcc sincei DONALD FREDERICK ELLIS Sherman Oaks, California July . . . the fair city of Annapolis was struck by a bomb- shell from Sherman Oaks, California . . . Don Frederick Ellis. During his four year sojourn on the banks of the Severn he established himself as one of the Academy ' s better known live wires ... in fact, everybody got a charge out of him. With his sharp wit, easy going per- sonality, and ever ready smile John won for himself many friends. During warm weather, he was a familiar figure on the ball diamond ... in winter, a veritable demon on the squash courts. If John doesn ' t go to the top, it ' s because there is no top. . . . No slouch this Ellis. Page 144 RALPH MILTON EVANS Hamburg, New York When Ralph enlisted in the Navy upon completion of high school, his knowledge of the Navy was limited to the ability to differentiate a battleship from a destroyer. He was never daunted by any lack of knowledge about any- thing . . . rather he looked upon a lack as a factor in his favor and an outlet for his great energies. His ability on the wrestling mat was certainly a good testimony of what he could accomplish once he developed an interest. His spare time went into more pleasant forms of recreation such as the bang-up hops in Dahlgren. Well liked and sincere . . . that describes Ralph. FREDERICK CHARLES FEHL, JR. Allentown, Pennsylvania Freddie began his conquest of the Naval Academy with a never to be forgotten smile, but after four years at the grind his winning smile failed to come out of the sack some mornings. By noon, however, Fred had defeated another morning of " curves " and was looking forward to the after- noon. A great baseball fan who was well versed in the subject, he provided his friends with many interesting tales of the majors. Never under any particular duress because of academics, Freddie found much time to improve his immaculate appearance. No matter where his many friends go, they will always be glad to meet him again. FRANCIS PATRICK FLYNN La Canada, California Happy go lucky, Irish, and from the hills of La Canada, California. Pat ' s earliest remembered ambition was to become a naval officer, both his brothers being in the Navy. He started for his goal by attending Bullis School in Wash- ington. His years at the Naval Academy showed many of his fine and outstanding officer qualities. He was one of the most liked members of his class and stood very high in aptitude. Very conscientious, he excelled in athletics; was a member of the varsity gym team as a rope climber, was a water polo enthusiast, and a member of the plebe sailing team. Yep, Pat ' s versatile personality made him outstanding. Page 145 MICHAEL DOLAN FLYNN La Canada, California Wishing to explore the lands ol ' tiie eastern ' barbarians ' before embarking on his naval career, Mike came to the Academy with a determination to succeed and a fine Irish humor which endured through even the darkest of the Ages. The results of his daily trips to the gym were well known by all. His performances on the high bar gave many points to the gym team throughout his stay. Mickey also counted sailing among his favorite pastimes, and the cup won plebe year will attest to his excellence and great competitive spirit. A successful and productive career awaits him if past performances are any indication. JOHN EDWARD FOLEY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Doc carried the honors of Girard College well after leaving in 1945. He spent four years in the regular Navy and quaUfied as P.C. before entering the Academy. His record at the Academy was highlighted by his stellar half- backing on the seccer team, his efficient organizing of the Public Relations Committee, and his avid studying of the Russian language. Hard work didn ' t faze him; he enjoyed working up a sweat. Doc maintained the " plebe thermocouple " to be a must for character building. His hobbies included dark room technique (Photographic Club) and the Aeronautical Engineering Club. Naval Aviation for him on graduation. tepls lion m % m from aA m w Kit GEORGE KITRELL ERASER, JR. ChINCOTEAGUE, ViRCilNIA a Navy junior the Bullis School Navy career for him ... a woman. ' " wings and dolphins first for me, boy " ... a man of staunch con- victions where the Navy was concerned . . . regu- lation . . . plebe year a budding fencer . . . upper class y(Mirs a book before a playing field ... no star man but a worker . . . sometimes . . . sometimes loose . . . Plebes. . . . " a hard plebe year never hurt anybody " ... in the morning first out of the sack, first to make the reveille report, first with a cigarette in his mouth . . . feature writer for the LOG . . . lots of spirit where the Navy was concerned ... it ' s liis life . . . Page 146 JOSEPH FRANCIS FRICK Painted Post, New York Four years at Navy finally weaned Jose Frick away from his beloved home and faithful birchbark canoe. The replacement of gills by bulging trapezius, effected by evolu- tion on the plains of New York State, cost Joe dearly in swimming class. Roommates will remember him as " StumbUng Bruin " ; in one term alone he accounted for one radio, one chair (metal), a large reinforced window from the door and three large green blotters. Joe wiU make friends and solve the problems of commissioned service with the same ease and skill he displayed in his native game, lacrosse. Even from remote Painted Post was heard a resonant " Ugh " the day Frickie graduated and headed for Pensacola. JOHN MASON FRIER, JR. Alexandria, Virginia On the twenty-eighth of December, 1931, a date that will live in infamy in the memory of the inhabitants of Evan- ston, Illinois, John Mason Frier, Jr., was born. Knowing the trials and tribulations of the Naval Academy, Mr. Frier, Sr., wisely named his son, John (a fdler for the space behind Dear on his mail) Mason (a fancy name for a dragger of bricks). Plebe year he devoted his time and efforts to swimming and tennis. With the welcome addition of upperclass privileges, all Red Mike tendencies were for- gotten; John embarked on a course of conquest. With the end in sight, John counted the days until he could turn in his anchors of gold for wings of gold. SHIRLEY DAVID FROST The Dalles, Oregon Dave first saw the light of day in Oklahoma. As he grew older and smarter, he really saw the hght and moved to the West Coast. He ' ll be always remembered for his sparkling wit and for his freely given assistance to those who were hurdling some academic obstacles that seemed too high. Dave always wanted to go into Naval Aviation with the super-carriers. There ' s some doubt that the Navy has a plane big enough to support his tremendous bulk. Noted for his deep love of pipes (any old shape as long as it smelled), and for an almost as big a hatred for a certain Christian name, Dave will not soon be forgotten. Page 147 HUGH LAWRENCE GALLAGHER Tulsa, Oklahoma Hugh hails from Tulsa, where he claims, " Men are men and the women know it. " He attended Tulsa University and was a member of the Lambda Chi fraternity. After entering the Academy he continued to show his prowess on the courts with the Navy tennis team. One of his favorite sports, and the one he put most of his time and effort into, was swimming. He was a member of the A.S.M.E. Club and the Russian Club. He was always handy with a good story or a good joke. Had a profound interest in avia- tion ... the controlling factor in his future is aviation. JOHN PATRICK GALLIVAN Buffalo, New York When you first met John Patrick you might easily decide he had a cynical streak . . . later you ' d discover him to be one of the friendliest, most easy going guys in the world. Athletic minded John spent three years on the batt foot- ball team. Each autumn his buddies heard him moan and swear never again to don the colors of the fightin ' First, but he never quit; a strong supporter right to the end. Does he love his home.3 Said, " If ever the politicians tried to push the St. Lawrence Waterway project through, thereby changing my stompin ' ground, I ' d stop ' em single handed. " A strong man, this mid. inllii Hep todi jyni I peisfi mrL sler. o(li Dart ava VINCENT WALSH GRAHAM Paxton, Illinois Vincent Walsh Graham came to the Naval Academy with the training of a man of the sea behind him. Once at work, he showed his ability as a leader and scholar. Vince was outstanding at any project that was set in front of him. At sports it was not his stature but his undying desire to be ahead that made him a formidable cage, football, and baseball player. By far, Vincc ' s favorite relaxation was listening to tiie radio or the records and reading. Historical novels were his weakness. He liked friends as much as they liked him; and he was never without them. Page 148 MICHAEL THOMAS GREELEY Columbus, Ohio An Army brat who found his home on the sea, Mike enhsted in the Navy in 1947 after graduation from high school. He prepped at NAPS before admittance to the Naval Academy on a fleet appointment. As a ring man on the gym team he won his N and displayed both ability and perseverance, traits which also showed up in his academic work. Epicure . . . athlete . . . shutterbug . . . pun- ster . . . curly haired . . . big smiled . . . perennial member of the flying squadron. . . . Mike enlivened many a Dark Ages evening with his corny sense of humor. The Naval Air arm is his goal after graduation. HAROLD El GEXE GROSS Johnson City, Tennessee Gene is a warm-blooded son of Dixie . . . keen and alert. Except for his Tennessee drawl he could be mistaken for an energetic New Englander. Being in uniform was far from new to him, as he came to the Naval Academy from the Airborne Infantry. In spite of his exposure to the Army and its ideas, his tenor voice was always one of the loudest in the Navy stands during those annual encounters with our gray clad brothers. The thought fulness with which he regarded his friends and his sincerity in his work and play will make his buddies remember him as a fine classmate and envy the men with whom he serves in the years to come. RONALD ALLEN GURNSEY Mt. View, Alaska Ron was born on a cold October day in Automba, Minne- sota . When he was nine weeks old, his folks moved further west to Oregon where he spent his first years. After " Little Ron " entered his teens, his folks decided it wasn ' t cold enough in Oregon and so moved to Alaska. Ron w as the type of guy who could open all the windows in the room on the coldest day of the year and still sleep com- fortably without any covering. He excelled in Spanish, athletics, " shooting the bull, " and he liked to sit and listen to classical music for hours at a time. With his unrelenting efforts and abilitv he is sure to be a success in the Navy. Page 149 m % JAY ROBERT HAMILTON, JR. Burton, Washington Born in California, and definitely a Westerner, outdoor sports ranked high on Ja " s list of extra-curricular activities. Crew was his mainstay and every afternoon found this hard-working oarsman up the Severn with iXavy ' s lean- and-mean varsity. A " regular, " wise in the ways of the Navy, Jay enlisted in 1915 and has been with it ever since. A former " BuPers Commando, " he knew every shore base in the country and felt just as much at home in Norfolk as in San Diego. Perfectly at ease in any situation, his gift of gab, together with a cheery smile and friendly manner, earned him the friendship of all he met. RANDOLPH CLAY HANBACK Alexandria, Virginia Young Bandy first saw the light of day in the Deep South, Warrenton, Virginia. Bealizing his error he moved to Washington, D.C., at the tender age of seven. After graduating from Western High he entered active duty as a weekend warrior. Although his first tour of duty was short. Randy was deeply bitten by the Navy-Blue-and- Gold Bug. He entered Sully ' s Prep to prepare for the entrance exams. Soccer and dragging brightened the days spent at Navy with dragging taking the honors. Studies took a minimum of time, with letters to his OAO taking up much of the study periods. Skinny fought a losing, battle with Chopin, Bizet, and Bach. It ' s wedding bells and Wings for Randy. ROBERT EUGENE HA SKIN Mountain Home, Arkansas This smiling gentleman was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but calls the Ozarks of Northern Arkansas his home. Like many of his classmates, he spent some of his days previous to entering the Academy in bell-bottomed trousers, coming to USNA via NAPS. He somehow survived the dark days of Plebe year despite his ever-present cockiness (or should it be .self-assuredness) which displeased certain firsti( s (!xtremely. But this same self-assuredness made him a demon in the squash courts or in a bridge game. His interest in sports, and especially baseball, combined with a winning spirit, will pave many a path for him in the future. Page 150 A WILLIAM ROBERT HATFIELD Montgomery, Alabama Bill was one of those Southerners who knew deep down inside that the South would rise again. He brought with him, from his native city, Montgomery, Alabama, a ready wit, just the hint of a drawl, and, much to the horror of his ' wives, ' a taste for hillbilly music. Although he had no great love for academics, a lot of work and determination saw him through the perils of Dago and Skinny. His major ambition was to climb into a Navy plane, be cata- pulted from a carrier, and seek his fortune in the wild blue yonder. He will always be remembered as the man with the delighted laugh that rang through Bancroft, a signal to the troops that there was fun afoot. LEROY BLANCHARD HEBBARD, JR. Dover, New Hampshire Not one to waste much of anything, especially time, LeRoy strove always to do just a little better than the ne t guy. Hailing from an area abounding in ski resorts, Le picks skiing as his favorite sport. He spent a year at the University of N.H., and after a short hitch in the enlisted Navy he came to the Academy. Hebbard was a leading candidate for the title, " Middy who received more C.I.S. letters than any other legal dragger ' " . During recreational iiours you ' d likely find Le anywhere; lie liked to bowl, play football, tennis, and golf. He was on the reserved side, mostly because of his serious desire to become a good ofiicer. JULIUS LOUIS HELVEY II Boise, Idaho A native of Spudville, Louie came to Canoe U. from high school where he was a captain in his ROTC unit. At Navy Lou didn ' t star but he might have if he hadn ' t been so busy lending a helping hand to some of the buckets. Afternoons when he wasn ' t cutting in P.T. or spiking the volleyball team to an unheard of record (3 years, no wins), he pounded a typewriter producing jokes for the LOG. Most of them weren ' t printed. Lito whichever service Lou tosses his cap goes a fine officer, a good leader and a real buddy. Page 151 STUART BROWN HERXDON Pensacola, Florida Claiming himself a relative of General Jeb Stuart, old Confederate warhorse, " Jeb " Stuart Brown Herndon for- sook the Army in favor of the Blue and Gold. When he entered Navy in June ' 49 Jeb brought a well oiled brain and two fists full of TNT. While winning the Brigade Boxing Championship Stu found enough time to star. Besides his other talents Stu was a tonsorial artist. His room was usually found full of the lucky people who failed to get a trim at the local establishments. Hern ' s ambition was to return to his home as an aviator-to-be. WILLIAM ANTHONY HOLLAND Arlington, Virginia Bill, the man of many loves, a girl in every city and none the wiser for it. Attended school, as a cadet, at St. John ' s High in W ' ashington, D.C. Not having enough of the drill and pomp of mihtary life. Bill headed for USNA and Navy blue. Between liberty and the rack Bill more than held his own with the academic departments. His favorite form of amusement while in the Hall was a good argument with a well-informed opponent. His tastes in music ranged from hillbilly to Handel. If the Academy ' s occupational disease, eye trouble, escapes Bill he has ambitions of soaring through the wide blue yonder. r jradi jood sclioo enjoy Acadf out,! ejtra MELVIN MUNROE HOLLEY, JR. Baltimore, Maryland After serving a hitch in the Navy, " Wild Bill " entered the Academy via fleet appointment. He was not a stranger to the Academy, being from nearby Baltimore. Many a Saturday morning he spent on tiie sidewalks of old Baltimore making faces at the mids as they marched past on their way to a football game. Content with a 3.0, which for him was quite a task, Melvin relaxed once he reached Navy. Being an ex-ET he had little trouble with juice. Bill ' s easy going manner and friendly dispo-sition show olf his pepsodent grin to the best advantage as do his broad shoulders the uniform. After graduation its back to the Navy and " can " duty. Page 152 KENNETH FRANK HUTCHINSON Annapolis, Maryland Ken was born for the Navy, his father being an Annapohs graduate. As a young man Ken hit every port just as a good sailor should. He had to receive his education at schools all over the world, even in Annapolis where he enjoyed looking in at the beautiful grounds of the Naval Academy ... for four years he found himself looking out, at times quite dreamily. He was given his share of extra duty and then some, but it still appears that Navy has a thirty year man in the making. STANLEY CASEMER JAKSINA Dorchester, Massachusetts Stashu came to the Naval Academy from the Corps via NAPS. Plebe summer he was famous for his Marine Corps drill routine, monkeyshine halts, and Queen Anne salutes. If it had to do with the Corps, ask Stashu; all the plebes did. For locality, Stashu is an old renegade from " Bahston " . The corridors of the first wing will long echo that Boston twang. With Ordnance he was in his glory, having spent his four Corps years trying to get his guns shooting. Enjoyment? A Pohsh feast with plenty of polkas. You guessed it, come graduation it ' s a pair of gold bars and a green uniform for Stash. JACK KING JAYNES Dallas, Texas Jack, a Texan with no drawl, little hair, but a great passion for the sack, came to Navy via the fleet. His habits are hard to describe because he wasn ' t out of the sack long enough to develop many. As an athlete, he wore his Radiator Squad emblem proudly, having once, with a supreme effort, worked himself up to the position of a super on the Steeplechase Team. " The Man With the Caustic Re mark " . . . Jack let no one become egotistical. Jack wants to enter the Silent Service, probably so he ' ll have an appropriate surrounding for the writing of his book, " The Sleeping Habits of Man " . Page 153 JAMES JOHN JELINEK DiLLONVALE, OhIO A gentleman from Upper Slobbovia, Jim came to Navy purely for the academics but still found time to win all- Brigade honors in Batt football. His honors unfortunately cost him a broken leg and a long tour of duty on the far side of Dorsey Creek. He was generally noted for a fine singing voice, which could drown out radios for miles around and often did. As a pugilist, he was also noted for a quick left jab, which was most prominently displayed in the mess hall wiiniing shakes for chow. A true Navy man, he expects to spend his thirty years in the fleet before returning to work in the coal mines. CLARENCEN A. E. JOHNSON, JR. Huntington, West Virginia Minnesota ' s loss was Navy ' s gain when " Cricket " Johnson found his way down from the " land of 11,202 lakes " . Academics proved to be no strain for Cricket, so he found much time to devote to the " better " things of life such as the Glee Club, Marching Band, NA-10, and dragging. Second class year found Cricket on the cross country team followed by his sport of sports, the sub squad. According to him, the future holds a pair of Navy Flier ' s wings. If living on the fourtii deck for two years and a natural ability to succeed mean anything, he ' ll get ' em. . . . atli( or or neve: lime i aw Air.l LAURENCE FROST JOHNSON Bridgeport, Connecticut " Ciiico " migrated to Navy Tech from Connecticut via Admiral Farragut Academy. At Farragut he was a star man but at Canoe U. academics were a little too fast. Chico could always be found in his spare time hunched over his desk studying. He had a passion for Dixie and jazz music, but he never became sopiiisticated enough to enjoy the Bancroft Moonshiners. He had the latest words on boxing and midget auto racing. Ati admirer of champions, Larry is sure to be a champion hiinsi ' lf someday; this little guy with a big smile. Page 154 1 % i ' w i I ' FRED GILBERT JONES Bristol, Virginia Fred, the versatile musician from Virginia, was much more at home behind a trombone tiian behind a sHde rule. A musician first, he could always be found in the band room or on the field with the Marcliing Band or the Drum and Bugle Corps. Blessed with a quick smile, he could never say no and was always ready for a blind date. Though giving most of his time to musical activities Fred still found time to stand high in his class. His secret to success in that field was never uncovered. A Navy man before he came to the Academy, Fred hopes to fly with the Navy Air Arm upon graduation. IRA WILLIAM KANE Chambersburg, Pennsylvania The confederate army burned Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1863, but the town was rebuilt and later fathered " Killer " Kane. Coming to the Academy from the fleet, Ira took to the football field and won himself an N with high stepping . . . not content with one N, he hit the cinders and won more fame and another N. Never one for memorizing trivialities, Ira while dutifully applying himself to the books would often inquire of his roommates, " Hey, what ' s the sine of 30°? " upwards of 10 times a study period. Killer will be remembered for his friendly and ready wit, muscles, rugged look, likable personality and willingness to engage in any adventure that promised good time for all. ROGER HUGO KATTMANN Superior, Wisconsin Bog, a true yankee, was never one to waste time with women or sports when there was a card game to be found. His quick wit and ever present good humor were sure to find him in the middle of all parties, legal or not. He had that natural ability that made him a competitor in every thing he attempted. It will take a lot of red tape to keep him from those Navy Wings he wants. Page 155 WILLIAM EVERETT KENNEDY Wadena, Minnesota Hailing from a land that boasts 10,000 lakes, the Navy way came naturally to Bill. During the trials and errors of plebe year he found time to display some of his talents by singing in the academy choir. The following year, as a member of the quartette group, he helped make the Musical Clubs Show a success. Bill ' s activities did not stop there, how- ever. You can ' t keep a good man down; anyone who ever saw him in the stretch of a cross-country meet will testify to that fact. His natural ability coupled with an ever agile mind will make Bill a winner in any field. ROBERT ERHART KLEE Tacoma, Washington Leaving behind the Great Northwest and salmon fishing, Fritz came to the Naval Academy intent upon becoming a good Naval Officer. Being an old salt . . . Hawaii, Frisco, Dago . . . before he came to the Academy made it easy for Fritz to accustom himself to the rigors of Academy life. His easygoing good nature constantly won him friends wherever he went. Although a good athlete, he had his yearly run-in with the Sub Squad. His famous words, " Draggin " is for sissies, " will live for some time in the annals of his company history. Bob ' s sincere attitude and efficient manner set him well along towards his goal . . . becoming a capable Naval Officer. I Ills Calif( poke ill an nves PETER MILTON KUCYK Newburgh, New York From a place called Newburgh on the Hudson, famous because of its nearness to West Point, came Mrs. Kucyk ' s boy. Given his diploma from Newburgh Free Academy. Although lie didn ' t prove himself varsity malerial in any thing except the radiator squad, Pete showed he had abilities in other fields. His room was always cluttered witii glue and model airplanes. During the Dark Ages, slageman kucyk spent the lonely nights helping the Masqueraders, Musical Club and Navy Relief Shows. Pete ' s future. His mind is set on destroyer duty. i age 1.56 i WILLIAM DALE LEMLY CoRONADO, California This lad came to Navy from tlie land of the sun, Coronado, Califorma (graduating first from a local brewery). Lem poked his nosey head into the world at Pensacola, Florida, in an early morning of the early thirties and has been nosing around ever since. Plagued by service relatives on every side, he gave up a desire to join the Confederate Navy and enrolled at the Naval Academy. Graduation in 1953 ends a four year battle with OD ' s, mess hall eggs, and wives to be traded for a thirty year battle aboard destroyers. Sail Ho! CHARLES EDWARD LEWIS Fort Missoula, Montana If you needed a piece of string, an overcoat button, or change for a dollar, if you wanted to know how to work the skinny prob, how to compute your height in light years, Lewie was your man. Being from a seafaring state like Montana, he naturally enlisted in the Navy. After twenty- one months of sight-seeing between Great Lakes, Memphis, and Port Deposit, he arrived at Annapolis to expose him- self to higher education. After Plebe summer. Chuck was active in sports, and most extra curricular activities down to, and including, dragging. Besides dragging he had a highly developed liking for short corny jokes, bridge, and food. HAROLD SELBY LEWIS Los Angeles, California The " King of the High Bar " came to the Academy from Los Angeles and Pepperdine College where he went after a hitch in the Navy. Hal was the kind of guy everyone liked to have around though he was quiet and sometimes his presence was not apparent. Hal always was ready with a helping hand for those who found academics rougher than he. A mainstay on the gym team, Hal ' s determination was displayed in his striving for perfection. With that determination and perfectionist attitude Hal will be a success no matter where he sets his sights after graduation. Page 157 o ROBERT BRUCE LINDSAY COLLINSVILLE, CONNECTlCUl ' Coming from the cold North, Bob was always trying to convince his warm blooded wives of the practicality of snow. After combining two years as a Navy weekend warrior and playing " Joe College " at U. of Connecticut, Bob decided Navy life was for him. Wliile not fond of studies, he did take time out to formulate his own theory of navigation (celestial navigation is outmoded). A happy- go-lucky fellow, Bob was one of the few who were wide awake at breakfast. Liked weekends ' cause it was his chance to shine socially. Decided the coming mode of transportation might be flying, so plans to get his Navy Wings and be among the crowd. ROBERT EARLE LOWELL Los Angeles, California You should have seen the pre-Navy Lowell on his way to Laguna Beach in his souped-up hot rod (con pipes). Uniform: Silk trunks, fins, face plate and gloves. Object: Skin Dives for Lobster. Besult: Lobster Dinner. This expert football player was a Chi Phi at the University of Southern California in those days. At the Academy, handsome, jovial, soft spoken Bob was a " best buddy " to many a Midshipman and a tip-top ball player. Lip on his feet, from any angle, down on his knees, in a football tangle, it ' s always the same . . . Sixty-nine was the numbah, and Lowell was the name. . ali( osnio oulsl Crest Eseci times liisrei anioui selfai on evi NICHOLAS DEJEAN MALAMBRI QuiNCY, Illinois Although he didn ' t make the varsity sports squads, Nick used his talents on the company squads to much advantage. He spent his spare time beating a drum for the Drum and Bugle Corps and as a member of the Reception Committee escorting the visiting athletic teams. A party boy, Nick took the four year course at USNA in stride and never spent a minute more than he had to on the books. After switching from Marines to Air Force to Navy to civilian Nick was still undecided but you can be sure that wherever he goes ho will be charming the ladies and rooting for Notre Dame, Illinois and the Chicago Cubs. Page 158 ALBERT HENRY MANHARD, JR. Wyandotte, Michigan ? atiooality? French, Irish, and Italian, the latter by osmosis from his roommates . . . artistic ability plus . . . outstanding contributions on the Class Ring and Class Crest committees . . . ran for the company as well as the Executive Department . . . liked squash, dancing, good times, and practically supported Drive-in-Theaters . . . his ready smile, quick wit, and subtle humor spread pleasure throughout the company. . . . Al was the true friend who stood by you through all adversities. He possessed a great amount of initiative and common sense. . . . His calm self assurance will see him through the years with success on every side. ANGELO MICHAEL MARTELLA, JR. Providence, Rhode Island To his friends he was known as the patron saint of Dago bilgers. Many a mid owed his 2.50 to the hours spent under Mike ' s watchful guidance. A former Airdale, he came to the Academy witii a little more grey hair than most plebes . . . and a little more experience with life. If he had only been as at home in the juice lab or natatorium as he was on the diamond ... at the end of second class year he still thought magnetomotive force was exemplified by two billiard balls in collision. Angelo ' s natural ability and determination set him apart from the crowd and will make him remembered as a natural leader. FRANK LAKE MARTIN, JR. Canton, Ohio From Canton, Ohio to BuUis Prep to the U.S. Naval Academy came little Frank Martin, the bulldog of the First company. Nicknamed " Runt " by his classmates, he feared " nuttin or nobody " , his manner and actions were straightforward and frank, sononymous with his first name. One always knew just where one stood with Frank; he ' d tell you just what he thought whether you wanted to know or not. Yes, this was Frank Martin, the little giant from Ohio. Page 159 m ROBERT COURTNEY MARTIN PoNCA City, Oklahoma Bob was a member of the S. A. E. branch of the Mechanical Engineering Club and the Photography Club. Photog- raphy held his enthusiasm and as an amateur shutter-bug he was quite proficient. One of his favorite pastimes was eating, although his 5 foot 11 inch frame, which carried only 160 pounds, seemed to indicate the presence of a tape worm. He didn ' t particularly care for the Ordnance and Gunnery courses because he had so many losing duels with that confidential locker combination. His musical pref- erence was on the classical side and, oddly enough, he did not like hill-billy renditions. WILLIAM DONALD MARTIN, JR. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Don joined the Naval Reserve when he was seventeen to get a chance at the academy. His room was always good for a handout from those delicious boxes of fudge and cakes from home. He was a member of the Class Crest and Ring Committee . . . taught Sunday School and took an active part in the Chapel Sunday School. Just to prove he wasn ' t fat, Don struggled in the top half of his company ' s cross country team every fall and winter. When not studying, he could usually be found in his room writing letters addressed to a certain Miss. After graduation Don hopes to go off into the wild blue with a commission in the USAF. And asa3 a wai jradu; lie n yomig earns M career THOMAS ALFRED MAYBERRY. JR. Lynchburg, Virginia Hailing from Lynchburg, ' irginia, Tom was signed up to go to tiic LJiiivcrsity of Virginia, but in the back of his mind he always wanted to come to the Naval Academy. His chance came after two years in Civil Engineering under the NROTC program. As a plebe he seemed to miss week- ends most. He looked forward to the football games . . . and LIBERTY . . . even more so than most of his class- males. Tom just couldn ' t be satisfied with 3.8 " s. He was often consulted when Skinny problems proved too difiicult, but he was always willing to help. Tom ' s vim, vigor, and vitality will go a long way in the Navy. Page 160 i i DONALD JAMES McADAMS Madison, Wisconsin An old navy man from way back, " Mac " came to USNA as a 3 c gunner ' s mate after a four year tour of duty in the Pacific and a five months hitch at NAPS. Although born in Minnesota and reared in Madison, Wisconsin, he liked a warmer climate and headed back to the Pacific after graduation. A very conscientious worker in every respect, he was the proud possessor of a pair of stars at the end of youngster year. For exercise he took to the field and earned a berth on the varsity track squad as a discus man. Not to be swayed by the glamor of the fly boys, he wants a career in the line. FRANCIS ROBERT McCLESKEY Bronx, New York With a discharge paper in his hand and fond memories of Oswego State Teachers ' College, Mac easily adapted himself to the life of a Midshipman. He brought with him a large measure of espril-de-corps, well learned at Parris Island, and found himself always welcome among his new friends. Company sports and the Saturday Night Movie constituted his principal recreation. " Once a Marine, always a Marine. " Mac was counting the days ' till he got back to the Corps. Intellectually keen, personally warm, friendly, string-straight, and professionally efQcient, Mac looked forward to a continued career in the U. S. Marine Corps. I THOMAS ALLEN McCREERY Seattle, Washington Tom will long be remembered by his friends for his love for sports and his fierce competition in anything he played. Possessing an unusual degree of coordination and athletic ability, Tom, from plebe year on, was one of the mainstays of any athletic team he went out for. An excellent student, Tom was very conscientious about his studies and any responsibility he was given. His way of doing each job well will be remembered by his friends as one of the more outstanding of his fine traits. In the halls Tom was friendly and sincere and his presence welcome. Certainly the service is fortunate to have such a man. Page 161 f WALTER JACOB McGREEVY, JR. Mars, Pennsylvania Pete, (origin of nickname uncertain) hails from IMars, which he claimed is " strictly out of this world " " . Graduating from North Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, Walt soon learned about the evils of bells. Those same bells found him taking a shower when he was supposed to make his first formation with the brigade. At other times like this one he displayed his athletic prowess and speed acquired in wrestling, crew and cross country. His one big ambition was to head the USNA steam department and substitute music for the steam courses and make everyone happy. Pete hopes to ditch his reading specs and do a little flying. THOMAS JOHN McLEAN Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Tom ' s a sincere chap who made friends easily. Among his best friends was his sack, where taps was usually held an hour early. Mac ' s biggest complaint concerned the eggs in the mess hall. Academics never presented a problem. Saturday nights found him in the flying squadron. ext to dragging, other sports of interest were cross-country, annual swinuning test, avoiding O.D. ' s, writing letters and running plebes. His fine baritone voice could be heard every afternoon producing oval tones from under the shower. Although from the hills of the Keystone State, Nlac takes to the water and plans a career in the Navy Line. All ■■Toi I ' uiv tlie Marc abi Air. GRANT ADRIANCE MILLARD Garden City, New York (jrant was last seen standing under a clock asking some plcbe what the time was. " Baldy " tried to regain long hair of his own by listening to many albums of the long hair. He spent a great deal of his time in the scjuash courts playing for the Brigade All Stars or the company. During ninety percent of the weekends Grant was in the local diners making up for lost time and Navy chow. When you saw parts of pencils and crumpled paper flying you knew Millard was at it again. Known for his ability to get the answers, he was visited by many looking for the solution. Page 162 m WILLIAM VINTON MILLER, JR. Portland, Oregon A thorn from the " City of Roses, " (Portland, Oregon) " Tony " made his first stab at higher education at the University of Nevada. A year later Tony gave it up as a bad job and enUsted in the Navy. There was something about the outfit that struck him right; so, a year later, he traded his white hat for one with a blue ring. Altliough a consistent contender for anchor man position on the battalion tennis team, Tony found his way into the NA-10, the Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Midshipmen ' s Marching and Concert Bands. His heart in the clouds already, this drummer looks toward Pensacola and Navy Air. JOSEPH ABBOTT MUKA, JR. Greenfield, Massachusetts Born in Greenfield, Mass., among the rolling Berkshires, Joe centered his interests in four main fields: skiing, football, pistol competition, and making flying his service career. He was a standout on the first company pistol team and a regular starter on the company ' s 150 lb. Brigade football champs. His entlmsiasm for fiying gave the Aeronautical Engineering Club its start at Navy. During second class summer, Joe was fortunate enough to make a hop in an F-80 jet trainer, and tliis ride of blazing speed convinced him even more tliat he desired an aviation career serving Uncle Sam above all else. FRANCESCO ANTONIO MUSORRAFITI Bronx, New York Called " Moose " by the boys ... a product of Hilden Prep School in Washington, D. C. . . . always in step (when he was marching alone) . . . had the whole com- pany waiting at his door for the next box of chow ... a steam slash (he still thinks an economizer is a cheap- skate) . . . famous last words: " That ' s what my prof told me ... " ... always ready to give you the shirt off his back and iielp you mend it ... a confirmed thirty year man . . . likes squash, football, women, jokes, and good times . . . philosophy: " Never let the one you love know anything. " . . . great guy and swell buddy, his friendliness and determination will pave his way in any brancli of the service. Page 163 I JOHN DANIEL O ' CONNELL Clifton, Arizona Better known as JD and hails from Clifton, Arizona. After a year at Arizona State College, he came to the Academy to fulfill a life long ambition. Academics never gave him much in the way of troubles and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who were having difficulties with the books. A bright smile and broad sense of humor won him many friends . . . was active in company sports ... a slash on the obstacle course. His favorite topic of conversation was Arizona with its sun- shine, green grass, and snow all at the same time. It was a toss-up as to whether he ' d go into the line or the sub service. PATRICK JOHN O ' CONNELL Roberts, Wisconsin From Roberts to the Academy came the " Smiling Irish- man " , and from the Academy his path seems to lead to a career in aviation. If hard work and sincerity are the keys to success he shall have it. The Dago Department and the ever reoccurring swimming tests were Pat ' s greatest obstacles during his tour of duty at the Academy. The women just couldn ' t seem to resist his flashing smile and curly hair. " Be-Be " as his family and roommates called him, was a determined man in the squash courts and in the classrooms as well. After graduation when Pat has his commission in his hand, he ' ll be an officer who leads, not just one who commands. Lei Terri justl; fifht ' were Dark JAMES RUSSELL OLSON Des Moines, Iowa Ole first saw the light of day in Des Moines, Iowa. Over a period of many winter snows and summer rains he matured, like the Iowa corn, growing tall and slender. A year at Iowa State College served as a stepping-stone to USNA. At Navy, ho went calmly about his work, making many friends and no enemies. His homey, comfortable manner put everyone at ease and a little chat with him could always calm the most frazzled nerves. Memory of his reassuring smile and pat on the back will warm many of those cold mid-watches to come. Page 161 MODESTO RAFAEL ORTIZ-BENITEZ Caguas, Puerto Rico Let it be understood that Puerto Rico is an American Territory, and " Tito " is as yankee as Johnnie Smith, and justly proud of his countrymen and their wilHngness to fight and die for the Stars and Stripes. Music and da ncing were high on the hst of his Ukes, and anyone who has seen him at a hop can attest to his mastery of the latter. He is a giant in those qualities men expect in each other. He takes a genuine pride in the service with him as he steps into the fleet. Old Bancroft will miss him but can be proud to have sheltered him through a standard dose of academics, hops. Army games, cruises, extra duty, and the Dark Ages. . . . HENRY ROSS PEROT Texarkana, Texas " The state of Texas has the biggest things in the world " this Texan may not fill that bill but what Ross lacked in physical size he more than adequately replaced by his capacity to make friends and influence people. You ' ve heard men described as having " boundless energy and enthusiasm " ; these men usually don ' t have the adminis- trative and executive ability to match it. . . . In Ross that rare combination was very evident. As president of the Class of ' 53 he listened to all gripes, then went ahead and did something about them. To say that Ross will be a valuable addition to any branch of the service is an under- statement. RICHARD CHARLES PFEIFLE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Affectionately called " Dickie " but sometimes referred to as Senor, because of the mark he left with the Dago Depart- ment. Dick hails from Philadelphia as does his OAO who probably sweated out the four years as much as did Dick himself. He came to the Academy via the Marine Corps and Bullis Prep. From all indications the globe and anchor didn ' t tarnish much in the long four years, and it wouldn ' t be surprising to find him at Quantico after graduation. A congenial guy who could always be counted on for a smile, Dick also had a serious side which will be evident and profitable during his military career. Page 165 ALVIN WAYNE PLATT Wichita, Kansas Al, a true outdoorsman from the plains of Kansas, was as at home with a rod or gun as any sportsman could be. He was very serious about his job whether it was work or play, which made him valuable on any team. His sense of humor was sharp in a Will Rogers sort of way. He was set on Navy Line as his method of breadwiniiing. Al lived by the golden rule and put the Lord first in his life. His most read book was the Bible, which he searched regularly in his daily life. JOHN HUBERT PLOSS RosEBURG, Oregon John lived in Detroit from the date of his birth until 1943. His family then moved to Roseburg, Oregon, which has been his home-town since. He attended schools in Detroit and Roseburg, spending his last two years of high school at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California. He entered the Naval Academy upon completion of high school. Johnny was always willing and able to join in whatever activity might be suggested. He was fairly adept at sketching, and a master of subtle humor. NpeiK of JO aclivi jood liedis men ( Ills in llie A WILLIAM ARLINGTON PLUMMER Minneapolis, Minnesota William Arlington Plumnier, more connnonly referred to by his buddies as " I ' ium-bum " , was born and reared in Mirnieapolis, Minnesota. After one glorious year at the Itiiversity of Minnesota as a college student and R()T( ' midsliipman, Bill came to USNA for further study in the naval profession. At the Academy his natural interests led him into such activities as the Glee Club, Sailing, Swimming, football, water skiing on the Severn, and " Tea Figlits " . In spite of it all Bill found time to become proficient in the baibcring art. Such things as a good seTise of humor, a ready smile, and a friendly disposition insure a good future for Bill. 166 THOMAS RICHARD POCHARI TucKAHOE, New York Spending a goodly portion of his spare time in the pursuit of gold stars. " Poch " ' had little left for extra curricular activities and contented himself with belonging to the Russian Club. Tom was a strong believer in clean living with a yen for fresh air which often resulted in icy living conditions for his roommates in the winter. Poch was a good man to have around when your grades were low, for he dispensed much vital aid in the academics, pulling some men over that border between bilging and passing. With his intelligence and drive, Tom will be a topflight man of the Air Force team when he finally dons the bright blue. DAVID NORRIS PORTER Wynnewood, Pennsylvania Navy life held no terror and few surprises for Dave Porter. Following his father who graduated thirty-six years before, Dave tackled academics with a persistence which was more than a match for anything the academic departments could throw at him. On the athletic fields he readily excelled in any sport which he attempted. Baseball, football, track, bowling and swimming were only a few of the sports to which he devoted his talents. His friendly personality and good humor made him a hit with the drags and his good taste made him famous for their beauty. Dave ' s many friends will always remember him as the per- fect buddy, friend and pal. FRED OLTHUS PURSER, JR. Nag ' s Head, North Carolina Dick, one of those proud, irascible Carolinians, makes his home in Nag ' s Head, North Carolina. Dick came to Navy by way of Oak Ridge Military Academy. Dick was usually found in a friendly bridge game or deeply immersed in one of a prodigious number of books which he devoured weekly. Dick ' s favorite non-classical literature was science fic- tion . . . which he occasionally wrote. As for athletics, volleyball was his favorite after the swimming sub squad. After graduation, Dick takes his genuinely superior talent into the U.S. Air Force. Capable and intelhgent, Dick cannot help being an asset to the service. Page 167 WILLIAM JEROME QUIRK HoLYOKE, Massachusetts Having a desire for the sea life, Bill enlisted in the regular Navy. About a hitch later, he was ordered to NAPS and from there came to the Academy. Electrically inclined he spent many spare hours plebe year helping the growth of WRNV. Although handicapped by being one of the two W. J. Quirks at the Academy, he managed somehow to retain all of his own gear, even though mail did get fouled up at times. Best known for his ability to sleep at any time, Bill looks forward to the completion of his thirty and ultimate freedom from that Navy reveille. LEE GEORGE RALLIS Sioux Falls, South Dakota Insisted that South Dakota is the one and only Sunshine State. Attended Minnesota U. and South Dakota U. prior to entrance to the Academy. Said that USNA should be made co-ed. Only man in the Brigade who could consistently dress in one minute flat. Always trying to sell you something. Liked to laugh. Liked all forms of athletics, particularly basketball and tennis. Pet peeve . . . wearing full dress to hops and parades. Startled his wrestling opponents in gym class with his famous " Rallis Ride " and will probably still be startling people after he makes Admiral. ofD acadi some marc lay? if; HOWARD FELT RANDALL, JR. Jacksonville, Florida From the beginning Randy practically lived in the water, as all good Floridians do. As the natural habitat of all good sailors is water, he was by nature well equipped to be a sailor. When he entered the Academy, he brought with him four years of experience in military schools and a ray of Southern sunshine. As most inhabitants of Florida did, he spent Iiis leaves water skiing, fishing, and wrestling alligators. Handy turned out for the crew squad during his plebe year, but was too light to compete with the husky oar-bendcrs who go to the IRA Regatta. The Navy air arm will get a man who is sure to succeed. Page 168 HAROLD MONROE RICHARDSON Deivver, Colorado " DufT " was an Army Brat and claimed the mile-high city of Denver for his podunk. His main interest, outside of academics, was music. He spent his spare moments writing some new fan-fare or working on a new formation for the marching band. After football season, Harold ' s interests lay with the concert band. Skiing and ice hockey were his favorites in the athletic field. At Navy he had no chance to participate in either, so come Christmas leave he ' d go North to play in the snow. Upon graduation (and after a brief cruise at sea) he hopes to go to New London and enter the submarine service. WILLIAM JOE RICHARDSON Ottawa, Kansas Bill was one of those seldom found persons graced with a big heart and a poet ' s sensitivity. One of the most popular fellows in the Brigade, he had an unassuming smile that really warmed your heart. Though small in stature, he had exceptional athletic ability. As easy going as Bill was, there existed only one sore spot in his life. He was eternally fighting a defensive battle with the Academic Department. In the end, Bill forced the Academic De- partment to settle for a draw. By Golly! With that smile on his face that comes from within, Bill will always find happiness and success. MERLIN CARRON RITZ San Fernando, California This erstwhile D ' Artangan (1st Batt fencer) came from the Golden State of the West . . . yes, California. After spending the first part of his life picking prunes and driving hopped up Model T ' s, Merl decided that the sea life was the life for him and joined the Navy. He was known for the quantity and quality of his drags although it was also true that he was the proud possessor of the 3rd company brick for the period of a year (His best friend fixed him up!). With a ready wit and cheerful manner, he managed to keep his pals smiling during some of those grimmer periods. Competent and reliable, Merl will be a fine officer in the fleet. Page 169 JAMES RICHARD RODGERS San Francisco, California A son of a son-of-tlie-sea, Jim came from sunny California. Navy life was old stuff to a guy who followed his dad around from port to port. At USNA Jim was an old standby on the golf teams. A good boy with the uke, he ' ould always be found in the center of any celebrating that was going on. His smiling face was often found, too, with some lucky lass amidst the crowd at tlie hops. An " Irish tenor, " the choir was all the better for his presence on Sunday mornings. With an eye to the future and his head in the clouds, Jim hopes for a Navy flying career recalling an old adage, " There are no Navy pilots down in Hell " . DORSEY ROE, JR. Camdenton, Missouri Many years ago, Dorsey packed his bags and left Cam- denton to seek his fortune. He enlisted in the Navy and was soon looking at the world from the radioman ' s seat of a TBM. After three years, he decided to become a civilian again and spent a year at the University of Missouri. At the end of that year, the sea called him again and he re- enlisted. The Navy, realizing his true worth, sent him to NAPS, from whence he came to the Academy. Dorsey " s experiences gave him a mature outlook on life and his sea stories filled many a long afternoon with laughs. He ' ll go down as the little guy with the big heart who added so much to middy bull sessions. WILLIAM LESLIE ROTII EsTELLiNi:, South Dakota , night hawk, Hill never cared for the " early to bed, early to rise " routine, and never got his eyes open before noon. Estelline High School, South Dakota Tech, and North- western Prep School in Miruieapolis gave liitn ample preparation for the academics. Plcbc year Portuguese was his toughest and Rio would be the last place to look for him. Bill was at his best oti the teiniis court, the dance floor, and in Electri al iMigineering class . . . but looked iiapj)iest when wielding a bottle of beer in one hand, and a salami sandwich in the other. Page 170 T MARK WILLIAM ROYSTON BoYCE, Virginia Roy. who was named Mark in the vain hope that no one would give him a nickname, is a Virginian. He Iiollered and screamed and moaned about having to get up at 0615 every morning but lie thought nothing of arising at 100 to go hunting. Academics merely irritated him. He never let his studies interfere with anything more pleasant. On Saturday morning the weekly newspaper came from home. His long-suffering wife then had to stop everything and listen to all of the latest local hot dope. A good mati on the company steeplechase team, Mark liked to bowl for the battalion. MILTON ROBERT RUBE Elmwood, Connecticut Now Milt ' s hobbies at Navy were: griping about skiiuiy profs, chain smoking, chasing the girls, and listening to Preacher Greene every day at 1145. Milt had a natural affinity for water. Few will forget a certain Hundredth Night when an uninvited K.D.O. missed a shower by inches, and how many A.P.C. tablets were taken in vain trying to cure a cigarette cough which he thought was a chest coldi Milt ' s second-class masterpiece was a booby-trap for a plebe window-closer. ' " Whitey " remembers the foi; horns best from Youngster cruise. He was sitting on one when it went off. . . . THOMAS WILLIAM SCHAAF LusBY, Maryland Young Tom Schaaf, fighter pilot deluxe, played a cagey game of nip and tuck with the Form Two, singly and in triplicate. Many times he said, " There is no substitute for experience " . Tom never bothered to qualify " experience, " but rather seemed to be living the creed of Oscar Wilde, who wrote that he was sorry only for the things he hadn ' t done. Tom ' s attitude toward life was perfectly stated in a grease chit which said, " This man ' s mind is in the clouds; he is above it all " . This was Tom Schaaf, above it all; sitting silently in his " B, " Schaaf remained indefatigable, inscrutable and irrepressible to the end. Page 171 I HENRY GEORGE SCHAFFRATH, JR. Chicago, Illinois " Hank " heard the Lorelei call and left school and the Windy City for the life of a Marine. Applying his free time to work as well as play, he earned his high school diploma via USAFI. From there it was but a short step to NAPS and the Academy. Taking a sneak preview for a year, Hank decided he liked Academy Kfe and returned for four more. Well-Hked at Navy, he was probably best known for his work with the Juice Gang. He was often seen with the rest of the " bulb snatchers " manipulating the various shows held in Mahan Hall. Hank ' s will and determination will stand him in good stead when he returns to the Marine Corps. ROBERT HEATH SHAIDNAGLE Junction City, Kansas " Shaidy " came to Navy after spending too much time in New York and Washington, D.C. to appreciate the more confining aspects of Navy life. He could often be found working ( " a man has to do something, even if it ' s right, by golly! " ) on a debate, some public relations, or on the recep- tion committee. He was awarded his black N star second class year; also was given the special detail of guarding Bancroft over Christmas leave that year. A vegetarian, he somehow managed to keep a smile on his face between weekends ( " I love it here! " ) He hopes to be able to become a Marine or a flyer upon graduation. AtX le(it( team grin I tone RONALD LOGAN SHARRAH Fresno, California " Big Moc " had a knack for making friends. When the rigors of ac year laid waste his comrades in arms, he could be seen with a congenial smile on his face and a 3.4 in his math. After a year at Fresno State College, Logan traveled east to enter the Naval Academy in pursuit of his iieart ' s desire — a commission in the Navy. An enthusiastic swimmer, every afternoon of plebe year Logan could be seen failiifuUy practicing his backstroke, crawl, and side- stroke. No matter where he goes in the fleet, his friendly nature will pull him over the rougiiest that life can offer. Page 172 LAWRENCE HAROLD SHREWSBURY H Tulsa, Oklahoma " Bulldog " came from the Tulsa part of the Okie State. At Navy his ability to be always cheerful and good-natured led to many successes with the tennis, gym and swimming teams. Hal was a music lover at heart and his ear-wide grin and off-key baritone were often joined in a hillbilly tune strummed out of his not-so-trusty-uke. His love of dancing was made manifest by his frequent attendance at hops with some equally dance-loving queen. A fun loving fellah, but capable, Harold ' s serious ideas and good sound judgment make him a match for any duty. ARLIS JACKSON SIMMONS Hazlehurst, Georgia A. J., the self-made man, directed his business talents into many fields while at Navy. Little Jack Horner might have had his thumb in a pie, but Si, with his feathers and his humpdy-dumpty trailing behind was a dealer from the word go. He believed variety was the spice of life and finally hit the jack pot when a certain girl of his was picked drag of the week (more deals). In the sports world, this eloquent dago slash put his talents to fencing where he managed to slash his way once again into the Brigade All Stars. A.J. planned on flying high in the clouds with the Navy Air Arm. JERRY ARTHUR SNUFFIN Tacoma, Washington " Snuff " . . . another product of the great Northwest. He brought to Navy the skill and knowledge of yawl sailing, learned on Puget Sound. He applied that knowl- edge to become one of the leading skippers on the first batt sailing team. A firm believer in the finer things of life, he liked parties with the proper proportion of wine, women, and song. His constant determination to accomplish a task will lead him to success in his chosen field. Jerry ' s pleasant, cheerful way of getting along with others won him many friends at the academy and will continue to do so long after he enters the fleet. . . . Page 173 l I JOHN SOKOL Trenton, New Jersey Early in liis life, Joliii Sokol ' s mind turned to music. When he came to the academy liis abihty came with iiim. The strains Irom iiis accordian will not soon be lorgotten by his company, for they livened many an evening before study hour. Over six-four, " Long John " well earned his name. Never one to be discouraged, John soon found a use for his lieight well suited to his chosen career. John ' s height had an effecl on the weaker sex vn liich was marvelous to behold. His length also came in handy on the soccer field where he played goalie for Navy ' s hooters. LUIS SOLOGUREN Lima, Peru Si, Senor . . . Peru ' s gift to the class of ' 53. Liicho, having spent a year as a Naval Cadet at the Peruvian School in La Punta, found himself well suited to Academy life. On first arriving in the LInited States, his mastery of the English language was limited to textbook knowledge, but he soon became a full-fledged " Bull Slash. " He pursued his three great loves . . . the Navy, pretty girls, and Latin music. At first the idea of leaving Lima for four long lonesome years was none too attractive, but hot dogs eventually won out over tamales. Lucho ' s abilities coupled with his ever ready wit and cheerful smile spell success in all endeavors. I c ROY SPEAR SPENCER. JR. Wewahitchk A, Florida The South produced in " Tiny " the true Southern gentle- man. He could be called a king-sized portion of good will. With a smile and greeting for everybody, he was the type (jf guy who helped make the day a little brighter. He used his " huge ecoiiomy-si e " structure to a decided advantage when he wandered out upon the lacrosse field, which he did quite frequently. Having seen several years of service in the licet he had an opportunity to choose his preference of duties and set his sights high. He hoped to enter the C.ivil Engineering ( orps soon after graduation. Page 174 ROBERT LOUIS STRUVEN Coral Gables, Florida At the sound of tlie shuffling feet all hands in the first wing were aware of the presence of Bob Struven. Strove, never much of a winner on the academic team, wooed the females from Goucher clear out to Stanford, and led all third company Romeos by a mile. Although his first love lay in the wilds of Canada, the ol " Struve is headed for thirty years in the U-boat service. Near the end of young- ster year he learned the truth of the old cliche, " You can ' t beat the system " . At least not with just a typewriter. GAYLE GARRETT STUCKER Chesterfield, Indiana Gayle started his naval career by joining the USMC after high school. Electronics school at Great Lakes came next, Bainbridge followed. His ability to handle himself was shown in the wrestling loft during those dark ages. To those who knew him the aliases, " Fat-Wife, " " St. Ucker, " or " Ski " were complete identifications. His memories include; his east-coast " Mom and Pop ' from 3916 Edmondson Avenue, the Harwoods in Perry Circle, and that game called bridge. He leaves the Academy with thoughts of the natatorium, math, and those Profs. FRANK RUSSELL TALBOT, JR. Bremerton, Washington Fleet footed Frank . . . runner of races . . . boy wonder . . . friend of athletes and movie stars . . . arrived at Navy after a brilliant career at Lowell High School in Frisco. Frank ' s bright star continued to shine as he be- came one of the leaders of the class; being company rep- resentative and a part of Navy ' s athletic potential. The only phase of his life at Navy which wasn ' t outstanding was academics (due to preoccupation of the mind, women and blind dates). Frank will undoubtedly continue in his father ' s footsteps and be a leader and a success in the Navy. Page 175 V4 - WILLIAM AUGUSTUS TARPLEY BowDEN, Georgia After graduation from liigli school " Terp " decided to put aside academics for a while and get some experience in the world. After one year of working, Terp decided that living on someone else ' s money would be more fun, so . . . Naval Academy! Here was a man the Navy could well be proud of. A gentleman and fine friend, Terp had an active interest in all sports and was always eager to " get in the game " . He never excelled academically, but by sheer will he decisively licked the subjects at the Academy. In the years to come Bill will make an even finer record for himself than he already has. REEVES RAMSEY TAYLOR Providence, Rhode Island From Providence, Rhode Island hails " Rip, " an alumnus of Hope High School and Brown University in that city. The academy was his ambition from the age of five years. He was one of the few New Englanders who didn ' t like baked beans and brown bread and one of the many mids who didn ' t like swimming drills. He finally out-faked that sub squad stopwatch but goes along with the hygiene course in that " . . . . man is a land animal " . If he has to leave terra firma, he ' ll take the air. He leans toward Naval Aviation and carriers. Sono-buoys: " V-E-R- interesting " . He believed, " These things may have a future " . " Lop ity;s team IIIUI ' ll lies] when I ' avor One I 1 DON WARREN THOMAS Jennerstown, Pennsylvania Don spent a major part of his four years waiting for letters that never came from Penn State. The fair young thing of his childhood dreams compensated for the lack of written gems by appearing unexpectedly at two Army games. During youngster year, by his invincible wrestling prowess, Don epitomized the fighting spirit of the midshipmen. AVIkmi Jocko Thomas returned Sunday evening from the Nationals he did not have to go to his room . . . iiis loving and loyal wives had moved his locker, desk, chair and rack into the third wing fourth deck head. Don is looking up lor big tilings and will be satisfied with nothing less than Navy wings of gold. Page 176 ' WILLIAM MORGAN THOMPSON Sharon, Pennsylvania ■ " Loppy " was an easy-going guy who had but one eccentric- ity : singing in his sleep. He played golf on Navy ' s varsity team and did his share of par shooting. Bill didn ' t study much because he was one of those naturally savvy persons. He spent a year at Westminster College in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. His favorite story was about his pledge trip; in fact, he told it as many times as he could find someone to listen to him. One thing about ole Bill, he was always happy, and he got a box of chow from home every other Thursday. HERBERT ROBERT TIEDE New Britain, Connecticut " Big Herb ' s " fame spread far and wide when he became the first man to try for a 5.0 in PT. Herb ' s main sports were football and wrestling. His second claim to fame was his room, " Herbert ' s Gym and Delicatessen " as it was familiarly known. His collection of standard equipment for life at Navy consisted of: barbells with assorted weights, pumpernickel bread, innumerable pieces of sweat gear, salt and soda, a large record collection (mostly Frank Wajnaroqski ' s Polkas), and the omnipresent cup of " Old Sock " tea. Sincere, goodnatured, hard working, Herbert was a fine player on anyone ' s team. WILLIAM EUGENE TRUEBLOOD Bloomington, Indiana After pursuing a course of studies at Indiana University for two years. Bill decided to follow his brother through USNA. Although not an aspirant for the varsity swimming team, Bill struggled across the pool in McDonough Hall every afternoon. It was rumored that he was perfecting a snorkle for members of the squad. His efforts in this great undertaking were cut short when he broke his leg (company soccer). You ' ll never know how close to success he may have been. His photographic memory helped him to shine in the academic field. Bill had his sights set on the Civil Engineering Corps. Page 177 .2 %!. DONALD EUGENE UPSHAW SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Don was one of the Hoosiers deported to Arizona because of their consistently poor showings at pig catching contests— the pigs all ran between his bowed legs. After high school Don attended Arizona State College for a short time and then enlisted in the Navy. It was via NAPS that he made his way to USNA. During his plebe year, Don ' s ideas on naval boilers agreed with those of the steam department, but during youngster year he produced such varied and revolutionary ideas about naval auxiliary machinery and turbines that the department decided he would have to change them or else! Good looking, good athlete, good buddy, Don was them all. JAN PIER VANDERSLUIS Washington, District of Columbia Jan ' s success in his natural habitat, the natatorium, gained him many decorations for his B-robe, and left his name in Navy ' s hall of fame. As a member of the Hop Committee, he always saw that Dahlgren Hall was in shape for Saturday night. Not only did Jan win his ' N ' in swimming, but also in varsity dragging. Although he often fell prey to the monsters at the opposite end of Stribling, he made up for it in PT. It was rumored that Jan ' s real sentiment was with the Army, and that he hoped to follow in the footsteps of his dad and brother. No matter what his service will be, Jan will surely be a success. Jim fm y m appc nan k i Bill able slri[ no IRVING LOUIS VOYER, JR. Wakefield, Michigan From " Michigan ' s beautiful llpper Peninsula " came ■•Irv " . After a year at the l niversity of Michigan, the Academy looked pretty good. Women. . . . " Tliere iiave been bachelors before, why not me. ' ' " " ... a complete distrust of all profs . . . didn ' t know the meaning of •■ lii(ch " ... a real sailor ... in the rigging of the Highland Lighl, camera in hand almost any weekend. Had wonderful intentions about keeping his plebe year stars, but usually forgot them and hit the sack instead of the books ... he didn ' t believe in letting his studies interfere with his education . . . partial to small ships . . . easier to pull out of the mud . . . Irv will still be in the Navy in 1983. Page 178 K H I ■ 1 1 ti JAMES BENJAMIN WALKER, JR. Macon, Georgia Jim is a home-grown product of considerable dimensions from Macon. He got the bug early and enlisted in the Navy when he graduated from high school in 1945. Two years in China as an Aerographer ' s Mate only whetted his appetite for the Navy, so it was the fleet competitive examination, and the Naval Academy. At Navy, .Jim, better known as " Pappy, " was the brains of the First Battalion football team. Graduation will see Jim barely able to lift his arms with the added weight of gold Ensign ' s stripes and line stars. Navy through and through, Jim wants duty ... on anything that floats. EUGENE THOMAS WARZECHA East Hampton, Connecticut Anyone w ho knew Gene knew that he attended Mt. Herman Prep School and Georgetown U. The result of that pre- liminary study could be found in his high marks received from the Bull Department. Gene was a little guy with plenty of zip that always kept the party moving. Every evening after classes you could find him on the soccer field or some other sporting arena. When it came time for studying, he knew what the books were for. His greatest satisfaction at Navy Tech was the news of his passing that final exam in Russian. A true Navy man at heart, Gene seems a sure bet as a thirty year naval line officer. LOUIS ARTHUR WILLIAMS, JR. Belmont, Massachusetts Lou (or " Willy " ) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and to the end remained true to the rugged countryside of New England. He attended and graduated from Belmont High School in 1948, and was appointed to the Naval Academy from the Naval Reserve. Many of his forebears " went down to the sea in ships " . Willy hopes to find a place for himself in the " tin can " Navyl Page 179 ROBERT WILLIAM WILLIAMS Lanham, Maryland While most of ' 53 was still " Joe College " , " Willy " was taking his exercise, not on the sea, but under it. From Lanham, Maryland, to Motor Mech 3rd, to salvage diver, and then to Annapolis. So near and yet so far from home; but Bob was at home wherever he was ... in a diving suit, 40,000 leagues under the sea, or catching a quick cat- nap in the hallowed halls. Easygoing, and liked by all. Bob counted his three pet loves as the Navy, a good liberty, and a gunsmoke novel. As a UDT man, he ' ll be a natural. JAMES DONALD WRIGHT Stone, Kentucky Jim was born in the heart of the coal fields of Kentucky where he spent seventeen years roaming through the mountains and listening to the sweet, melodious strains of that " Good 01 ' Mountain Music " . From there he stopped off at Bullis Prep before entering the Naval Academy. Anyone who knew Jim will never forget that quiet, care free manner of his which helped so many of the troops forget their troubles. As Jim swells with pride at the mention of his home town, so may the people of Stone, Kentucky be proud of this son whose determination will surely take him to the top. liiiv av3 M siilje Mv JO,! h mi coins Page 189 I KENNETH LORNE WRIGHT, JR. Detroit, Michigan After a false start at Hillsdale College and a year at Wayne University majoring in speech. Ken entered " Ye Olde Naval Academy " . The University must have had a savvy Bull department because Ken was very proficient in that subject. At the Academy his interest was in the Brigade Activities Committee. As far as baseball and ice hockey go, he knew just about everything there was to know. Was happy to see the end of Dago and just as unhappy to see the beginning of Navigation, Ordnance, and Leadership courses. Upon graduation, he plans on either the Marine Air Corps or the Supply Corps. FRANK ZIMOLZAK Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania Frank came to USNA after a four year hitch in the Marine Corps. The mention of Japan was always good for a sea story. It was difficult to tell which he was prouder of, his 745 spec or his N stars. Never fenced before coming to Navy, but you couldn ' t tell his opponents that. Second class year he won the National Championship in Saber. Slightly famous for connecting himself in series with the powerhouse, Frank was afraid of anything larger than a flashlight battery. A dago and bull slash with a knack for underestimating his final skinny grade, Frank was always ready for a good card game, exams or no exams. Back to his Corps after graduation; then watch his dust! Page 181 FIR! T Second Class STAFF FAIX SET Left to right: II. S. Lewis, M. T. Greeley, R. F. Crater, D. E. Upshaw, L. O. Arniel, II. WIXTER SET Left to right: H. ». M.r, . J. Simmons, S. 1$. lIern lor Vi . i ' ,. ' IViiehlooiL L . Kane Page 182 .Anderson, F. B., Jr. Austin, R. C. Bacon, W. M. Bell, J. F. Berdan, M. K. Berniejo, R. T. Byrd, M. W. Canter, H. R. Cassidy, J. C. Clark, F. A. Dougherty, J. E. Ebbitt, G. F., Jr. Foster, C. G., Jr. George, R. D., .Jr. Glnnt, D. L., Jr. Ilicklin, W. C, III Hooley, T. .1. Johnston, E. T. King, L. A. Kinney, L. D. Nicholls, W. H., Jr Nolan, F. R. O ' Leary, J. J. Pfarrer, C. I ' ., Jr. Pollard, C. E. Polsin, R. W. Pruitt, T. J. Runyan, R. 1). Schoeckert, R. 1). Selioonover, C. I). Slimier, W. E. Seigenlhalcr, T. U. Smila, W. W. Stroop, P. I)., Jr. Sweet, H. J. Wallace, I). L. Wood, 11. I . COMPANY Y O r N G T E R Top row, left to right: Anderson, Aronis, Aven, Bagley, Bowen, Braun, Causbie, Cunningham, Foran. Fredericks • Fullinwider, Gamniell, Goodwin, Greene, Hammond, Henry, Higgs, Hussmann, Jackson, Kaiser • Kelly, Keranen, Kerby, Knock, Lynch, Malick, Miller, Moore, Moses, Newman • Ringer, Rissi, Roberts, Salomon, Shepard, Shultz, Snyder, Wardwell, Welch, Zseleczky. Bottom row, left to right: O ' Shea, Hejhall, Musgrove, Greene, Sheehan, Craven, Stinson, Sargent, Tallau • Welsh, Alexander, Fournier, Widner, Pattin, Shewchuk, Simpson, McShane • Maio, Warren, Groner, Hunt, Terrell, Schulze, Ballard • Egerton, Steele, Kemble, Henry, Cooper, Mann, Black, Burdick • Janetatos, Royer, Block, Morris, Stephens, Schoep, Thomas. P L E E SECOND Second Class STAFF FALL SET Left to right: T. A. Mayberry, Jr.. W. P. Albers, J. H. Carr, R. C. Pfeifle, W. A. Pluniiiier WINTEK SET l,«fl to rifjlil : r. I«. McCleskey, .). I ' . Chapman, .1. M. (ockey, J. K. Hamilton, Jr., T. W. Schaaf. Page 184 Beamish, A. P. Brown, G. D. Chuday, K. J. Coleman, I. L., Jr. Cornell, R. L. Croom, W. H., Jr. Dalla Mura, B. M., Jr. Damico, 14. J. Dickey, L. M. Urenkard, C. C. Fillerup, K. M. Forbes, D. L. Foster, J. E. Freer, A. P., Jr. Gute, G. W. Hall, R. A. Margrave, W. W., Jr. May, J. C. Healy, J. V. Holtz, W. F. Hope, H. A., Jr. .Johnson, G. L. .(ones, J. M. Lovfald. P. J.. Jr. Matheny, W. A., ' Jr. Merrill, C. K. Moon, R. L. Murphy, R. G. Nelson, R. Vt . Perkins. .1. C. I ' fluf ralh. I . O. Pr ictor, 11. A. •Schlenzig, R. K. Smith, E. T. Soltys, M. S. Thurman, W. E. Tipshus, E. C. COMPANY Y O r G T E R Top row, left to right: Alfred, Arnold, Ballew, Bianckiiio, Blythe, Bray, Brizzolara • Brown, Burton, Cajka, Clements, Denton, Graue, Grutchfield, Hamilton, Hawes, Howden • Kindel, Kozischek, Kuplinski, Mudzo, Oliver, Olsen, Patterson, Peckham, Recicar, Rice • Rule, Schuize, Snyder, Strickland, Tipps, Tollaksen, Weingart, Whiting, Wisti, Woxvold. P L E B E Bottom row, left to right: Tricca, Mackey, Williams, McDermott, Andrews, Lewis, Clark, Fjelsted, Hay ward • Kacmarcik, Haddock, Johnson, Dunsavage, Greenleaf, Dioguardi, McMillan, Dickerson • Kirkpatrick, Snyder, Newcomb, Robertson, Brown, Orange, Rodgers • Green, Quinn, Langley, WoodriilT, Talbert, Kenaston Thornton, Blanchard, O ' Connor, Morris, Koutas • llollingsworth, llnsted, Corkins, Hadley. McClure. THIRD STAFF FALL SET Left to right: 11. E. Gross, K. A. Gurnsey, E. K. Alves, Jr. C. J. Benning, Jr., I. L. Voyer, Jr. WINTER SET Ix ' fl lo right: J. J. Jelinek, C. M. Cooke, Jr., M. C. Ritz, S. ( ' .. Jaksina, .). Sokol Page 186 Seeoiifl Class Ager, S. C. Alger, R. J. Real, D. R. Berg, R. L. Bole, G. T. Burr, W. E. Colestock, R. D. Eisenhauer, S. S. Fitzwilliani, D. A. Franks, J. W., Jr. Greer, W. E., Ill Hrustich, J. Hunter, C. B. Knotts, G. F. Knutkowski, G. I). Krumwiede, J. L. Mcjunkin, K. M., Jr. Miller, R. B., Jr. Nelson, F. G. Orsik, W. A. I ' oery, W. K. I ' rohaska, C. R. I ' ustay, .1. S. Kohinson, W. N. Schanc-n. K. U. Seahlooni, J. . Sellers, J. . Tate, J. F. Thompson, R. L Wight, K. R. Wildman, J. B. Yeager, W. J. ( COMPANY Y O r G s T E R IS Top row, left to right: A.lanis, Allen, Barbary, Barton Cisewski, DeValery, Dickinson, Flowers, Gauldin, Coins, Greene, Griffin, Grutsch, Harrell • Hensley, HighfiU, Honse, Jackson, Korzep, Mason, McHale, Medeiros. Miller, Morgan Ramsey, Reynolds, Smith, D. M., Smith, L. D., Snow, Sullivan, Sympson, Wild, Wilson, Zadarozny. P L E E Bottom row, left to right: Coyne, Freeman, Ward, Berger, Christiansen, Delgado, Tucker, Maines, Sullivan Do- herty, Deacon, Shumaker, Farren, Lakey, Jaeger, Massey, Cook • Sams, Schneider, Osgood, Westmoreland, Zehnder, McWhorter, Teachout • Weltman, Stiles, Furlong, Yuill, McDonald, Thress Williford, Herz, South, Forbrick, Woods, Lind, Sutton, Tibbitts. FOURTH STAFF FALL SET Left to ri(!lil: K. S. Spencer, Jr., K. iM. Kvans, J. B. Walker, Jr.. F. ). Purser. Jr.. J. I ' . andersliiis. 1¥1I TEK SET Left to right: . W. IMatl. V. M. Marlella, Jr., I«. IL Katl- mann, l{. ( " . Marliii. Vi . J. Kieliarilson. Page 188 Second Class Allen, J. N., Ill Anderson, E. G. Appel, J. L. Bissel, N. n. Uorjlone, K. P. Boverie, K. T. Boy.l, J. W., Jr. Brandon, 11. W. (horrent i, A. R. Crane, II. C. Crawford, G. H. Daily, M. M. DeFede, F. P. Ferraro, N. P. Findlay, K. N. Gaskill, R . T. Gray, II. IX Hicks, J. N., Jr. Mines, O. J. Iluffman, W. L., ' Jr. Jaco, G. F. Kellogg. F. S., Newton, J. E. Padberg, R. G. Pcpperdine, .1. Poe, F. M., Jr. Powell, ;. F. Sralisi, V., Jr. Sniilli, I,. I . Slefaiielli, M. J. Sloekel. N. II. •ni.l.eMs. II. F. Walson. T. G., Jr. Watsi n, T. P. Werness, M. II. Yarger, I,. I). illr Jl COMPANY Y O M G T E R Top row, left to right: Blandford, Boweii, Cardosi, Carruthers Clement, Collins, Conistock, Dell ' lato, Dunn, Farans, Ford, Frank, Harper, HIawek ♦ Huey, Jordan, Kuhne, Lovelace, Mara, Mattson, O ' Lear, Parsons, Perez, Plienix • Poppe, Slack, Smith, J. W., Smith, W. D., Walter, Ware, Warrick, Weaver, Wehrmeister, Worth. II P L E E Bottom row, left to right: Viray, Day, Jarratt, VanMetre, Morris, Denton, Tatom, Dougherty, Lewin Sechrest, Hansen, Wright, Schwartz, Colman, Cook, Flight, Houghton -k Sims, Zechlin, Clark, Honsinger, Wise, Garrison, Andrade Swanson, Osgood, Flannery, Jensen, Lamberson, Honeyfield Decell, Wilson, Gossens, Smith, Broyles Wilkins, Cannon, Lyie, Choate, Jordan. " mM ISHHR m ai H ' IVl ' W . . ' ! " ' . . ' w f S3B . ' K ' " 1 .Jj k :: MLM u t«.t T m - lammsm »r ■■? -t f_f f :: 1 t • ' t ' ▼r _ -TF .Jf: ' -u «» ' ■ • • i u Li. .. .. ' a1 ? L, tmm j " ! Mi mmm mhmi i HB a M I B , SBi 5 j -. - B» . MM . BBS .. OB .. a iJL! _ - ' Mk. -«k Commander J. B. Gay, Jr., USN Battalion Officer Second Battalion COMPANY OFFI€ER!$ Lieutenant W. II. Alexander, II, I ' SN Lieutenant J. W. Montgomery, Captain C. J. Schnceman, Jr., LSMC 8 Lieutenant K. L. Anderson, USN Page 190 Battalion Commander JOSEPH RAILTON MORGAN Left to right: J. R. Morgan, C. W. Cole, F. P. Anderson, W. P. Hutchins, R. R. Sheahan. Left to right: J. K. Roepke, R. I). Conolly, M. R. Corhoy. J. A. Perlel, F. L. Roach. WINTER SET Battalion Commander JOHN ROY ROEPKE Page 191 RONALD EDWARD ADLER Highland P rk, Illinois BfjiTs quiet mannerisms and liis simple tastes for classical music and reading did not reveal his creativeness ... a strong believer in individualism and in his own convictions ... if not dragging to a hop or to a party on weekends, then helping to run tea fights at Carvel Hall. . . . Week- days found him in Isherwood shops or bending over a drafting board, a competitor of Rube Goldberg, striving lor the CEC . . . loves Florida sunshine. ... A good natured practical joker of the old school who could take a joke as well. . . . This Prairie State sailor will make good. HARVEY CHADWICK KAMOHOALII AIAU Baltimore, M. ryland Although " Pineapples " claimed Hawaii for his home, he spent much time in Baltimore and before coming to Navy had a year at Western Maryland. At the Academy, Harvey played varsity lacrosse and was a stalwart company fieldbail and soccer team man; a lesser contribution to avy athletics was his membership in the sub squad. It was said that Pineapples liked the sub squad because the kickboards were the only things Navy had which resembled surfboards. Although academically Harvey was not so hot, he made up for this lethargy by his enthusiasm for liberty. Pineapples wants the Navy Line and Pearl Harbor duty. WILLIAM DALE ALLEN Santa Ana, California Bill, or " Polon " hails from Santa Ana, California . . . spent the first part of his life in South Dakota . . . went to Rutherford Prep School prior to coming to the acadcniy . . . his receding hair line appealed to the girls . . . liked any kind of aircraft, was a member of the Aeronautical Engineering Club, planned to go into Naval Aviation . . . Rill was an authority on oranges, chickens, and the State of California . . . studied hard and came out on top with the academics . . . did exceptionally well in the electrical engineering labs, also got along well with the English dept. ... a conscientious worker who plans to make a career of the service in Navy Blue. Page 192 DON JAY AMMERMAN Geneva, New York " Amniy " was tlie most famous of the nicknames tagged on Don during his stay at the Academy. Physical training was his bucket subject . . . probably no man will ever receive more vocal support than Ammy did while he was traversing the obstacle course. After classes Don lent his talents to the battalion ping-pong and company softball teams. He was not one of those gifted natural comedians but he often came through with some startling impromptu show-stoppers. Don has an amazingly retentive mind and wherever he goes the endless amount of information stored in that mind will serve him well. FORREST PRENTICE ANDERSON Memphis, Tennessee Bill . . . Andy ... a barefoot boy from the bluffs of Tennessee who never wore shoes ' til he came to USNA. One of the savvy boys . . . always found wrong answers in the book! A year at T.M.I, during his youth hardened him to the rigors of a military life . . . voted all-company guard on the 150 team plebe year. Spent his after- noons spinning the wheel of his Yawl out on the blue waters of the Bay . . . the tales he used to bring back after those weekend races! His dimples, ever-ready smile, and pleasing personality made him a welcome addition to any crowd. When not curled up with his slipstick, he could usually be found down in the Reef Points office. Plans to join the fly-boys after his tour at USNA. HALLAM OVERBY BAGBY Douglas, Georgia Distinctive middle name, eh. That ' s only one of the many features about Hal that ' ll catch your eye. A BIG man, behind Hal ' s easy going attitude was a seriousness that seldom saw the surface, but you soon learned that this gentleman was extremely Navy-conscious. In his lighter moments he could be caught doing any of the following: stuffing greens in his strong-box matching muscles with his room mate . . . reminiscing about those home-cooked Georgia meals . . . folding laundry . . . discussing the latest complexities of E. E. Lab. To really know the guy, you had to hear him say, just once, " Thirty years; that ' s too short a career. " Page 193 ROBERT WEAVER BAKER Alexandria, Virginia Bob came to the academy by way of Bullis Prep. His strong desire to help earned him a place with those who knew him well. Almost everybody with pecuniary troubles came to see Bob and have his problems solved. A sharp- shooter on the Rifle team, he was well known in that field . . . even before he came to the Academy. His medals, about 25 of them, clink on the chest of his B-robe wherever he goes. Worked hard and studied a lot. He will be long remembered. CHARLES CARROLL BALDWIIN Annapolis, Maryland Chuck came to Navy with his eyes wide open; he knew what he was in for before he even started the three day routine. Yep ... a native Annapolitan. Strictly a crab- towner, before youngster cruise Chuck had never been farther from home than Severn Prep, where he prepared for extrance exams. With his easy going mannerisms, his sparkling smile and tlie derndest way of looking at life you ever saw, Chuck made a place for himself no matter where he was. A hearty eater, carefree and congenial; that was Chuck. Always close to the Navy, he plans to keep it that way ... a Can for his graduation present. CLYDE ROBERTS BELL Flossmoor, Illinois Bob, who probably led his class in pre-reveille study time, was also a top flight package receiver. An average of three boxes a we ek kept his many friends well fed. A walking sports almanac. Bob was a constant source of information for plebes. He was a top performer in all sports but was at his best in 150 pound football where he played end. He fought some merry battles with the skinny department but always managed to come out ahead. High school in Ciiicinnali and a year at Farragut were major factors in Bob ' s pre-Academy days. " Bobby ' s " main attributes, a well-developed sense of humor, much generosity, friendliness and sincerity make liiin the terrific fellow he is. Page 194 A ' I H ' T fl H ' ' " ] 1 " T 1 P ' ' J 4r THEODORE HALSEY BLACK Jersey City, New Jersey Ted hails from e v Jersey, tlie Garden State of the Universe. After three years in the Marine Corps he came to Navy by way of NAPS. He possessed a strong liking for the necessities of hfe: women and sleep. A dangerous man witii a shpstick, he was always ready to help out the Skinny Profs. To make sure that the Dago Profs were leveling with him, Ted paid a visit to Europe during summer leave. He went through England, France, Germany and many bottles of cognac. Ted ' s ready humor and ability will carry him a long way in his career whether it be flying or digging foxholes with the Marines. CHARLES GRISWOLD BOWDISH Shakopee, Minnesota A job working on the railroad and two years previous service in the Navy gave Chuck a background for his chosen profession. After Plebe Dago, Chuck had little trouble along academic lines and his natural ability in skinny helped many a middle pull sat. His quiet manner and friendly disposition won for him the friendship of all who knew him. Although endowed with more than his share of common sense, there was the time Chuck complained because he was stepping on his cuffs, only to discover that he was wearing his wife ' s blue trou. JOHN ILLINGWORTH BRADBURY Wheelwright, Kentucky Brad came to Bancroft from a small mining town in Ken- tucky. Throughout his four years his friends multiplied by leaps and bounds. His first love was the bull sessions which occupied him on the week-ends when he wasn ' t dragging. John ' s ability with the trombone earned him a berth on the inarching band, even though his wives refused to allow him to practice in their room. A " natural " when it came to knowing the right thing to say, Brad was quite the " keed " around the ladies. . . . Hard study always allayed any fears of bilging and a pleasant smile snowed many a prof. Page 195 JOHN WHITING BRAINARD Arlington, New Jersey Big John went to Newark Academy and Bainbridge and, of course, had a short tour of choice shore duty in the Navy. There was always a laugh when John was about, but his special brand of subtle humor was not always appreciated fully. His feats on the gridiron with the silver baton were well known to all. He did things with that stick which seem to balk the laws of physics. John ' s interests were in such things as early study hours (from 0300 to 0500). His will to work and get ahead were indeed at times trying to his roommates (lovers of sleep), but they were a tribute to his determination. 1 - RICHARD LOWRIE BRUMMAGE Dallas, Texas Dick was a man who travelled around quite a bit but finally settled down at USNA to work on his ambitions, one of them being to graduate. While at Navy Dick ventured out on the briny deep to take part in the Newport- Annapolis ocean race aboard his second home, the yawl " Fearless " . Fearless Dick found the J-V soccer field just the place to get his daily workout and quiet that restless nature. An agreeable Texasman at heart, Dick aims for Navy Air. REGINALD WILLIAM BUTCHER, JR. Eureka, California Born in Islip, New York, Reg never spent much time in one place. His father was in the Coast Guard. He attended twenty-three different schools but after he graduated from Long Beach, California, High School he adopted that sleepy little village as his hometown. During those long, leisure hours between last class and evening meal he could be found on the lacrosse field, football field, or with his record collection. He was well known for his packages from home and usually had his confidential locker stuffed with everything from soup to nuts. After graduation Reg hopes to make his way to Pensacola and to become a Navy fiier. Page 196 WILLIAM NELSON CAMPBELL Appleton, Wisconsin Besides being a star battalion footballer, Bill also doubled as Brigade Heavyweight Boxing Cliamp and was quite adept with the golf clubs. Having an ear for music and a baritone voice, he was a prominent member of the Academy choir and many harmony groups. He was also an accom- plished trombone and guitar player of old and was never one to shy on the dance floor. His many inherent and acquired abilities, his sparkling personality announced by an exhilarating Pepsodent smile, and his keen sense of humor add up to make him a good bet to achieve any goal for which he may strive. FRANK ANTON CAMSTRA, JR. Lexington, Georgia Georgia? New York. Illinois. All that deluge of home address forms for four years brought the same question to his mind. Frank didn ' t need a home ... he made it. Played shortstop on company soccer . . . always first to formation ... a Georgia yankee . . . designed the slip stick . . . " why can ' t I have a girl. . . . give me the woods . . . trade my seat in ... for a Navy jet. " Some thought his poker face meant harshness, but it didn ' t take long to find that Frank had a heart that none could beat. His buddies squawked about his musical abilities but when the chips were down . . . Good ole Frank was always ready to dish out a pep talk or render a well placed size eleven. LEO JOHN CANNON South River, New Jersey " Just heard of a sure cure for falling hair . . . ought to write a letter soon . . . where ' s formation? " These were the most famous by-lines of " Boom-Boom. " Liked all sports, but considered sailing and lacrosse his favorites . . . a " pool shark " from way back . . . spent a few anxious moments before swimming tests, but always came through. Boomer came to USNA by way of NAPS, and the old sea dog could always be counted on to come up with a sea story to fit any occasion. His patience, intelligence, and willing- ness to shoulder responsibility will stand him in good stead throughout his career. Page 197 tl ARTHUR JAMES CARPENTER Allen, Texas Art brouglit with liirn to Navy that friendly personality and sense of humor peculiar to people from the Southwest. In addition to upholding the honor of Texas, Art still found time to maintain an active interest in the French and Aeronautical Engineering Club. At Navy, Art still pre- served his love for the wide open spaces, but soon developed a liking for the sound of flapping canvas. This quite naturally led him to the USNA yawls where he could be seen on many a Saturday afternoon. Art ' s sincerity and easy-going manner assure him good sailing in future years. FRANK CLINTON CHACE, JR. Gardner, Massachusetts Deciding to leave his home town, Gardner, Mass., and carefree college days behind, " Stubby " , entered Bullis Prep, then came to Navy with the class of ' 53. Being gifted witii a natural athletic ability he tried his hand in plebe sports, winning a numeral both in football and base- ball. After plebe year he was one of the mainstays at first base for the varsity nine but in the fall he could be found in the battalion football games or in the third wing squash courts. Stubby could hold his own in any bridge game or joke session. Whether it was a party or between classes on a " four-N " day, his amusing anecdotes and pleasant personality always cheered those around him. EARL DRURY CHANEY, JR. Ventura, California " Once a Marine, always a Marine, " states Earl ' s opinion on choice of duly as concisely as possible. " Lon " was a son of sunny California, where he attended Modesto J. C. for a year before entering the Corps. He sang for two years in the Naval Academy Choir but upon finding his O. A. 0. residing in nearby Bay Ridge, he naturally changed to an out-in-towii church party. Ear l achieved minor distinction as a sailor by acciuiring a yawl connnand in his youngster year. Neither hail, rain, sleet, or snow could keep this midshipman in when the liberty bell rang. Page 198 DON RODGER CHRISTENSEN Racini;, Wisconsin Alter gradualiiif; IVorn liigli scliool in liacitie, VViscoiisiii, Don spent a tour of duty as a Buck Sarge in the Air arm of the proud Corps. Once at Navy, " SmiUn " Chris made a name for himself. Never seemed to be able to say a word before his boiled eggs in the morning. Don was first introduced to the game of squash within the gray walls and started the climb up the varsity ladder. After a hard afternoon in tlie courts he was often heard to say, " I ' m tired, take a shower for me, will ya. " He has his sights set on a return engagement with his first love, the Corps, if second class eyes don ' t prevent it. CHARLES WILLIAM COLE GLENviEVif, Illinois Charlie easily adjusted himself to Navy ways, but experienced a little more difficulty with the Maryland weather. Football, track, and Brigade boxing occupied most of his time plebe year, and Chuck prided himself in the feat of having spent only two weeks eating with his company as a plebe. After two seasons of football, he concentrated upon track, with his Reception Committee and Business Manager of the Trident Calendar jobs leaving him little spare time of his own. Known for his warming laugh, winning smile, and friendly personality, Charlie ' s a guy you just don ' t forget . . . ever. WILLIAM STERLING COLE, JR. Bath, New York Bill, a favorite son of the Empire State, hangs his hat in Washington, D.C. Came to Navy Tech after a year at BuUis. Has no great love for the books and Ut everyone know it. A Dago slash par excellence — brought up the rear of the class for four straight semesters. Plans to join the fleet after graduation and then on to Uncle Sam ' s sub squad. One of those guys you see swimming around the Severn on those cold March days, a dinghy boy. Next to graduation, the day he looked forward to most is the day he returns to the life of a " Gentleman Farmer " somewhere near the Finger Lakes. 199 RICHARD BARTHOLOMAE COLLINS San Francisco, California Rick hails from California where a sport shirL is formal dress and a laugh means as much as a day ' s pay. His folks were dancing partners in show business for many years, so Rick had little trouble making his N at the local hops. He was an easy going Mid with a heart for any sport and an eye for a pretty gal. He concentrated on running track in the afternoons and telling his roommates " the truth " at night. Often rose early to " catch a pre- reveille smoke " . After annual cruises, Rick would team up with the " Rronze Giant " and Borocho Mike to spend 40 days forgetting Navy Regs. In any man ' s book or on any man ' s ship he is a good guy to have around. JOHN THOMAS CONLEY Cooper, Wyoming John was another one of the privileged few from the heart of the Rockies. He claimed Cooper, Wyoming as his home town and wouldn ' t let anyone talk him out of allegiance to the old west, although early in his career, someone dubbed him " Cactus. " He still insists Utopia lies with the setting sun. Upon completion of high school in Casper, John entered the Naval Academy where he spent four years with the Marching Band and three years as a member of the varsity Sailing Team. Motorcycling, radio, and amateur photography were his main hobbies but dragging seemed to be his primary interest. After graduation, John wants Pensacola and a career in Naval Aviation. ROBERT DAVID CONOLLY GuRNEE, Illinois With a bang Bob arrived at the Academy from Gurnee, (you ' ve never heard of it) Illinois. A Lake Forest Academy and Bullis alum. Bob was all for Navy line when he arrived and never changed. After finishing plebe year, he donated his spare time to keeping the Splinter out of the red and keeping Saturday evening shut-ins amused by his disk- jockey show on WRNV. During second class sunnner, to break the monotony of summer leave. Bob spent a week investigating the Submarine Service at New London. Wherever he goes, his rendition of the " Mating Call of the Female Kangaroo " will long be remembered. Wangy, Dangy, Dangy. . . . Page 200 MICHAEL ROBERT CORBOY EvANSTON, Illinois Mike, a Chicago ineinber of tliat I ' aiuous Irish Clan, liie O ' Corboys, came to the U.S.N. A. via Loyola University. After a year of Piebe football, he devoted himself to the less taxing company athletics. A ' o slasii, he always managed to find time to adjust his sUde rule, drag his many cousins, and conduct shakes to go to the Steerage. His neat personal habits brought him fame and his stock expression was, " Leave it under the blotter. " Never one to quell a budding conversation, Mike made his room a constant stopping off place for third wing visitors. His ambition was to return someday and teach Plebe Steam. Mike ' s bright wit will be a welcome addition to anv wardroom. ARTHUR FRANCIS CORNELL New Brunswick, New Jersey Art came from Brooklyn, via Great Lakes and the radio school at Norfolk. At Norfolk he received his first and fatal taste of salt. The Reception Committee, Dago Club, LOG, battaUon football, and intercollegiate debating kept him pretty well occupied, but still left enough time for a wicked slip-stick to keep him well above average. Unde- terred by his Norfolk, NAPS, and Sampson Hall experiences. Art set his sights on oak leaves, and Bayonne. WINCHELL McKENDREE CRAIG, JR. Rochester, Minnesota Jack hails from Rochester, Minnesota, and before coming to Navy he spent a year at Dartmouth learning the finer things of life. His main interests were swimming, having a good time, and sleeping . . . not necessarily in that order. A savvy dago man from way back, he was President of the German Club 2 c year. Always to be found engaged in a lively discussion. Jack was a forceful speaker who was not afraid to say what he thought . . . and an all-around guy who was always ready to do a favor for a pal. Early plebe year he set his eyes on a naval aviation career and . . . it looks like a sure thing. Page 201 MYRLN EUGENE CRAMER Hubbard, Ohio Tlie f reat " Duke " " was one of the Academy men who came from the fleet. He put in his first three years of Navy life as an Electrician ' s Mate. Ask him his opinion of plebes and you can watch his lips curl back, and his fangs show as he snarls, " Who! " ' From Youngstown, Duke was one of the rootin ' est fans Ohio State, the Browns, or the Indians ever had. And you can be sure the plebes at Duke ' s table knew where the steel capital was. Maybe never a seven striper, but it wasn ' t because Duke didn ' t give his all. Cheerful, always ready for fun, Duke was a guy everybody liked. BILL NEWTON DAVIS CoRSiCANA, Texas If being from Texas did not give Bill his many attributes, they would certainly have made him a good Texan anyway. A year in college prepared him for his entrance to the Academy where he had no trouble with academics and was a star man for four years. Bill excelled in athletics and held a position as a diver on the varsity swimming team. Being a great " snow-artist, " he always managed to keep a good supply of pictures on his locker door. After graduation he has his sights set on a career in aval Aviation. RICHARD DONALD DAY Lima, Ohio Before old Dick, a native of the Buckeye State, entered Navy, he spent two whopping years at Ohio State. Played football and participated in frat life as a member of Delta IJpsilon. Sporlsically inclined, Dick tried his hand at company football, basketball and soccer at Navy. Academically his previous college work allowed him to coast by with a niaximum of effort for a minimum of grades. His helping liand and snappy smile made him everyone ' s good buddy. Clradualion, Naval Aviation, iiuilti-engined jobs, success. . . . Page 202 I CHARLES NEWTON DIESEL Craig, Colorado llailinj; Iroin tiny Craig in " Colorful Colorado, " Chuck spent his spare time trying to convince the world of the true beauty of " them thar mountains. " His year at Colorado School of Mines taught him tlie " dig in " tactics he used against the skinny and steam departments. He was a firm believer in hard work, yet c ould appreciate a good joke. He had the rare ability to laugh at a joke even when he was the victim. Chuck ' s quick wit, easy-going attitude, and sincerity made him well-liked by all. He plans to stick with good ole Navy Blue. ANTHONY JOSEPH DOWD, JR. Brooklyn, New York Making good his escape from Brooklyn after a 17 year sentence, Tony found that by seeking refuge at Annapolis he had gone from the frying pan into the fire. In the short time Tony spent at Georgetown University before coming to USNA, he became interested in boxing and wrestling ... so interested that he placed 2nd in the AAU wrestling championships in Washington, D.C. At Navy, he went out for wrestling again, easily making the varsity squad; he also was the Brigade boxing champion in his weight. His one wish for graduation was that he be stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Sportsman . . . comrade . . . long remembered. WILLIAM JOSEPH DOWE, JR. Lawrence, Massachuse:tts Entering the portals of good ole Navy after a year at Georgia Tech, Bill and his indomitable spirit were known throughout the whole Brigade. Academics never caused him any worries . . . Bill easily took them all in his stride. A natural athlete, he confined his gridiron abilities to batt football, where he was a stellar defensive player. Bill was not prejudiced toward any one particular type of girl . . . gave them all a break. Possessing that trait of being very understanding, having a warm-hearted smile. Bill was always around and ready to cheer up the troops the many times they became dejected. Page 203 1 EDWARD JOSEPH DOYLE New York City, New York As college life became exceedingly dull, Ed turned his sights on an adventurous service career. With loads of laughs and a story for every occasion he managed to keep his classmates amused. As a dealer in bricks, Ed managed to arrange quite a few social functions. An astounding career as a salesman which carried him " thousands of miles " inland to Ohio gave him the know-how for dealing with people, besides giving him use of the phrase, ' " I used to woik in that town. " With graduation staring him in the face, Ed decided upon the Air Force. Ed had no worries . . . he ' ll be the guy who never forgets to " pan- cake in. " MARSHAL DEWEY DUKE, JR. TuscuMBiA, Alabama Alabama and a town therein called Tuscumbia claim this guy who donned the blues in the summer of ' 49. Plebe summer, among other things, he and the .15 cahbre pistol had it out ... he won. Having had a taste of military life at Marion Institute before deciding that Marine Green via USNA was his color, " Bo " wasn ' t quite as two-left- footed as some of us. Mention Naval Aviation and the reply, " With my eyes! " was sure to follow. Bo was just about the greatest guy a fellow ever roomed with for four years. When things got down and out Bo was there and somehow things got better. V ROBERT BARNES EDDINGTON Springville, Utah Bob was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the morning of July 1, 1930, midst the multitude of hreworks explosions celebrating the great day. In high school he was active in dramatic i)roductions, but could be found in the chemistry department during his spare time. It was during these few years that he decided to become a chemical engineer and study explosives and propellents. Upon graduation from high school. Bob applied and was admitted to the Engineering School at the University of Utah where he became a member of the NROTC frateriuty. After his four years at USNA, he plans to enter the Navy and eventually to work in Naval Research. Page 204 I JOHN ENDLICH Long Island, New York John came to the Academy after serving for over two and one half years in the Navy. He attained the rating of Electronics Teclmician 2 c and made good use of it. For recreation he preferred knockabout sailing or a game of handball. In everytiiing that he undertook he was always very conscientious. He also devoted much time to many of the extra-curricular clubs during his four year stay at Ban- croft. Whenever anyone was having difficulty with a problem John was always ready with an explanation, and his quick wit at the breakfast table usually made Monday mornings a little more bearable. WALTER RAY EPPERSON New Bern, North Carolina Bay came from New Bern, North Carolina and had an accent so thick you could cut it with a knife. Eager for Navy duty, the boy didn ' t even wait to graduate from high school but enlisted in ' 48. He attended Electronics Tech- nician School at the Lakes and prepped at Bainbridge. At Navy Ray became one of Prof. Gilley ' s boys, adding l)is voice to the varsity choir each Sunday. In fact, music is one of the lad ' s favorite hobbies . . . electronics and marlinspike handicraft being the others. Ray was early a member of the Boat Club and took saiUng for his favorite hobby. ... Oh well, " Once a sailor . . . " FREDERICK GALE FELLOWES, JR. Tucson, Arizona From out of the vast Arizona desert Fred trekked east to prep at the Hill School. Finding the East to his liking he spent a year at Hanover, attending Dartmouth College. Although he found college life most agreeable, Fred finally traded in his civvies for a set of blue service. A versatile athlete in his high school, prep, and college days, Fred at Navy confined his athletic activities to the gridiron. Fred was well known among his friends as a connoisseur of beauty and dragged some of the loveliest belles ever to grace the Academy campus. Graduation will find him headed for Navy Air. Page 205 fl BURNEY LEROY FISHBACK, JR. Perry, Missouri " Lir Buniey, " a I-got-to-be-showed Missouri boy, came to the Academy from Westminster College, wiiere he was a pre-engineering student . . . spent all his life in Perry, Missouri . . . had a good head with juice and was a member of the Automotive Engineering Club . . . auto- mobiles and taking color slides were his passion ... a CEC aspirant . . . had a way with the girls . . . one of Prof. Gilley ' s own . . . stalwart on the company Cross Country team . . . always ready with an answer to a problem . . . was a hard worker who got average marks for his effort ... a farmer boy and printer ' s devil who found his element in Navy Blue and plans to make a career of the service. JOHN EDWARDS FLORANCE, JR. Charleston, South Carolina Johnny, the little man from Charleston, South Carolina, constantly startled his friends with his gigantic supply of spirit, sincerity, and fight. For four years his fight in the wrestling loft and on the town earned him the respect of both males and dolls. You could never forget this man once you saw him making grotesque faces at his opponen t on the mat, or heard his . . . uli . . . melodious ukelele strumming and his voice rendition of " Quick Silver " . Above all, however, Johnny will be remembered for his tireless efforts to pull his wives through their academics and many executive and love troubles. g» LOUIS JOHN GARDNER PiKESViLLE, Maryland Formerly one of the tykes who greeted the Brigade as it marched through Baltimore, Louis had a change of heart. After a short hitch at NAPS, he found himself behind the grey walls of T ' SNA. His favorite sports were golf, bowling, and cross country. The latter ability stood him in good stead for his future adventures with the " flying squadron " . Having an interest in nature, John ventured onto the golf greens, spending a good bit of his time there proving himself to be no novice at golfing. Surely there must be a clear sea and following winds in store for him. Page 206 LLOYD HENRY GIESY DuQUESNE, Pennsylvania Lloyd eiitL ' ied the aval Academy after being in the Air Force ROTC at Pitt for a year; Air Force lost, the Navy gained. An ardent bridge fan, lie always managed to find time to hit the books and emerge with an understanding of the subjects. His favorite course was history and his favorite topic for conversation, politics. Perhaps someday he ' ll enter that field, but now he ' d just like to settle down, raise a family, and fly for Uncle Sam. It GEORGE HENRY GREAVES Champaign, Illinois George left Illinois University at the end of his sophomore year to grace the hallowed site on the Severn. A firm believer in biceps, George spent many hours in the gym developing a torso which he was not hesitant to reveal. George ' s tastes were simple, although he denied it. His uniqueness lay in his ready smile, in his easy looseness, and in his quick wit. Already possessing a private pilot ' s license, George hopes to win a shiny set of wings from Uncle Sam after graduation. His easy self control will distinguish him as a jet jockey as it did in his midshipman days. HARRY JAMES GREEN Clairton, Pennsylvania Who invented the pressurized toothpaste tube. Jimmy Green, naturally! ... it failed because the Isherwood shop laughed at him. . . . Plebe year awarded him the title, " The Brigade ' s Worst Singer, " and he kept trying to disprove it ever afterwards . . . unsuccessfully. . . . Was an aerial gunner in the Navy when they flew orange crates. . . In math, 4.0 in Theory, but 2.0 on addition. . . . Spent many hours in the fight gam e . . . fast and aggressive. . . . His winning smile and happy greetings will long be remembered. Page 207 DAVID BECKHAM GROVER Lexington, Kentucky Silver winged and head in the blue . . . That ' s David. After three years in the sock bag blue outfit Dave, un- doubtedly with his Navy father ' s most wholehearted approval, decided on a tour with the Navy. Entering twice but still determined, Dave at last got through. To all he was known for his quiet determination. He always laughed at hilarious episodes and even told a few hairy tales himself. His major work was done on this volume as Assistant Business Manager. Dave, a great admirer of the executive swimming team, and an N winner in that ungloried sport, never wants to see water again. " I won ' t even fly over the horrible stuff. " THOMAS MORRIS HACKNEY Birmingham, Alabama Morris, commonly called " Colonel, " commonly called Birmingham, Alabama, his home. Being a Navy Junior and having had a touch of the life, from the very first Morris was inclined toward the Academy. His cosmo- politan outlook on Life at USNA was caused by a " round the world cruise " during plebe year, made possible by two genial gentlemen of the class of ' 50. Not hampered enough by the academic departments. Colonel spent much of his spare time reading the classics. Acrophobia and " love of life " were two factors in his choice, line, for duty upon graduation. DAVID PENNEY HEERING Bay City, Michigan Fulfilling a lifelong ambition by coming to USNA on the Severn, this descendent of the followers of Tromp and deRuyter fulfilled the traditions of the " Beggars of the Sea " by serving as a Soldier of the Sea. Describing himself as " Just a big Hollander, " Dave took the long way to the Academy . . . two years in the Marines. Tennis and swimming were his favorite sports and he admitted, besides a love for the green trees of old Michigan, a desire to return to the Corps. In spite of a quiet appearance, wit and humor were not absent from his personality. If you doubt, watch his smile. Page 208 RODERICK JAMES HEGARTY Silver Springs, Maryland llodcrick J. Hegarty, alias " Hotrod, " claimed residence in Silver Springs, Maryland. His home was the meeting place for the returning middies at vacation time . . . poor Mom! Rod had always been interested in sports and his mainstay was baseball, in which he ably held down the keystone sack. Participation in other sports was held to a minimum because of old age which he developed. How- ever, company sports did keep him busy in the off seasons. For a " love-em and leave-em " type of man, no one compared with Rod; but why did his buddies never see any of them? Even though Rod ' s troubles were many, he always had a smile for a buddy. ALBERT HAROLD HINMAN Doth AN, Alabama They called him Blackie ... he wouldn ' t say why. He led a very unhappy childhood, not discovering until he was hub high to a swamp buggy that half the world population was of the opposite sex . . . he spent the remainder of his life making up for a slow start. Albert played a cool hand of poker, keeping his wives broke most of the time. He said playing poker was a part of the elementary education of a Southern gentleman. Blackie was always willing to give his classmates a hand . . . coaching his wives in squash and tennis, lending a buck, or listening to a sad story. When the wardroom needs a fourth for bridge ' er a fifth for poker, there will be Blackie. JAMES ROBERT HOCKING Oglesby, Illinois Two years at a civilian college back in the home state of Illinois served as Jim ' s preparation for the Academy life. The times were few and far between when you couldn ' t find this calm, easy-going guy ready to expound on the virtues of the Prairie State. A minimum amount of time with the books enabled him to spend the maximum time dragging. What little spare time he had at Navy Jim used well in extracurricular activities and sports. When the caps go into the air at graduation USNA gives USN a mighty fine man. Page 209 DAVID WARMINGTON HOWELL San Diego, California Dave W. hails from San Diego. At Navy cross country, batt football, intramural sports. Foreign Relations Club, and the Mechanical Engineering Club took up most of his spare time. His collection of photos proved him an eager photog- rapher. Dave was hardly an outstanding figure with a crew cut plebe year but first class year found him growing it long. Hmmin . . . that receding hair line. . . . Dave was a quiet mannered, sociable lad with such a persistent well-rounded personality that you couldn ' t help liking him. I IRA DOZIER HOZEY, JR. Atlanta, Georgia The pride of Jonesboro came in from the fleet via Bain- bridge. His everlasting energy, his innumerable capacities, his readiness to accept responsibility, his ability to make friends and to help them in trouble made Jose one of the best candidates for his chosen career . . . submarines. Lover boy . . . liberty hound . . . one more sea story, please, Jose. ... Oh my aching shoulder blade . . . muscles . . . wanna go saiUng . . .? Accept no blind dates from him ... all bricks, Oh Corn Whisky. Ira never studied; all his time was for Morpheus, but he still managed to have good grades. " I can do anything better than you . . . " WALTER BATES HUBBELL Muskogee, Oklahoma Pick up any novel set in the Old Southwest or see a motion picture which depicts the life of the idealized " cowboy " and in the leading character you will find a man whom men accept as th( leader of the area. Seldom do you actually meet a man who fits the literary description as well as does Walt Hubbell. The easy stride; the reserved and carefully measured conversation; the appearance of an outdoors- man. . . . Walter, part Cherokee, was born in Wagoner County, in the heart of the old Indian nation. After graduation . . . the line . . . with an eye on the ceremo- nial robes of the Chief . . . of Naval Operations. iy Page 210 WALTER POEHLER HUTCHINS Cherry Point, North Carolina Every now and then a skinny problem came up that was ahnost impossible for the ordinary peon to do. Who had it? Yeah, Bruno. In a discussion over the relative merits of California and Florida, he ' d pick Cahfornia every time, but press him and he ' d let you know that Minnesota is the real Podunk. It sedmed unusual that a man with the ability to get the best and the most out of anything should hide his light under a bushel basket, but Bruno did it. Don ' t be fooled, however; his buddies know that there is nothing he can ' t do once he makes up his mind. JOHN MACKINTOSH JOHNSTON Ankeny, Iowa Senior year at Ankeny High John decided to become a sea- going man. He successfully prepared himself for the entrance examinations and soon found a new world of studies, cruises, and . . . regulations! Because of his tolerant attitude, even temper, and agreeable personality, this tall midwesterner could not but become a friend to all he met. John ' s athletic ability earned him a position on the Plebe basketball team and, when he was not out for the varsity, kept him in demand for batt sports. The Navy ' s four years of seamanship training were not spent in vain, John chooses the Line for his service career. ROBERT THOMAS JONES Jersey City, New Jersey At Navy Bob ' s favorite pastimes were eating and sleeping but this did not interfere with his participation in sports and other extracurricular activities . . . his major interests were lacrosse and Public Relations. In the latter he held down the position of chief announcer. It was an established fact that his locker was without peer anywhere in the Brigade. As a good Irishman and a red headed one at that, he carried on in fine tradition whether it was a joke or " puUing a funny. " After graduation, Bob intends to make the Marine Corps his home, with a leaning toward aviation. Page 211 BERNARD MARVIN KAUDERER Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bertiie brought to the Severn Shores an excellent back- ground in the classics, a sense of humor, a quick repartee, an appreciation of modern music, and an ability to make a typewriter talk. His consistently dependable record as a feature writer paid dividends for he was chosen to serve as Editor of the LOG during First Class year. A stalwart supporter of " old reliable institutions, " Bernie gladly put aside his work to engage in an old fashioned " bull session " on politics, religion, the merits of the various services, or the unavoidable femme faiale. After graduation? Wings and public relations! ALLEN DUDLEY KEIMIG, JR. Baltimore, Maryland Famous for his ability to stand in the first regimental end of the mess hall and inform the second regimental end just exactly " what day it is, " Dud gradually built up his amazing vocal power and took the choir by storm. Dudley first set foot on the hallowed soil in a seersucker suit he had rented from the " Society for the Preservation of the Ideal Johns Hopkins Man, " but upon realizing the effect it would have on Midshipmen morale, he quickly switched to blue serge. After that time no one was able to outdo him in spit ' n polish. Fire when ready, Dudley! I l! HARRY THOMAS KETZNER New Albany, Indiana Tom, or " Ketz " , as he prefers to be called, came to the Academy by way of a little hillside college in Kentucky. Though he lives in Indiana, Tom, because of his hillbilly nature, claims Kentucky as home. He rounded out his sports years between volleyball, steeplechase and the rack . . . the last sport being by far the most popular. Tom ' s main ambition was submarines and his humor, quick wit and high intelligence insure that he will realize his goal. Page 212 JOHN ETIIERIDGE KING, JR. CoRsicANA, Texas John, a native of tlic Lone Star State, came to the Academy after two miserable years at a Co-ed college. His con- geniality and warm friendship made him a favorite with all his associates. His love for the great out doors led him to frequent trips over the great grey walls which he insisted were erected to keep the outsiders out, and not the middies in. Upon graduation he hopes to utilize his 20 20 vision and make a career for himself in Naval Aviation. Happy landing. . . . WILLIAM GORDON KIRK Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Originally slated for the Coast Guard Academy, Bill spent a year in prep school to get in shape for Navy. Quick to make friends, his inherent good humor always got the best of his momentary flashes of temper. A partial sand- blower, he nevertheless was a bundle of energy when it came to pursuing his favorite pastime, obtaining more advertising for the LOG. Few indeed were the days that did not bring with them new ideas along that line. In the sporting category, boxing and sailing were his chief likes. His ambitions included a pair of Navy wings over his breast pocket. HERBERT EMIL KLOEPPING Long Island City, New York Kloepp took life easily into his stride. After three years in the fleet, he found his way via NAPS. At home on any sports field, Herb liked soccer best. Although a good athlete, Herb never forgot his other interests, good music, weekends and leaves in LIC. His methodical ways were apparent to anyone who looked in his textbooks and saw the pages of underlined material. Not a lover of Regs, Herb seemed to get by when others were spending peaceful afternoons mustering. Herbie, handsome, a true blue New Yorker, seemed always on the go and never out of energy. Page 213 DONALD FIELDING KOCH San Francisco, California The " Ancient Mariner " came to the Academy from the Submarine Service after nearly five years of naval service. Gave ' 53 its Ring Dance . . . best hop ever . . . took pride in everything he did . . . hails from San Francisco or where he hangs his helmet . . . always had a fabulous store of sea stories . . . yarn for hours . . . " Now when I was in the China Sea " . . . favorite expression: " Promises; that ' s all I ever get is promises " . . . ramrod plus shiny shoes . . . regulation . . . took a tremendous amount of pride in the Navy and its traditions ... a definite asset to the naval service. CHARLES HENRY KRUSE, JR. West New York, New Jersey " Chuck " was an air-minded man from the beginning. He came to USNA as radio-gunner of a PBM, but hopes to become a jet-jockey upon graduation. At USNA he was one of the guiding minds of the Aeronautical En- gineering Club. Among his memories are to be found private flying, duck hunting and sharing the chow from home. This " salt " spent many hours aboard the High- land Light and sailed this vessel in the ' 51 Newport- Annapolis Ocean Race. Chuck ' s modesty and perseverance plus a strong desire for a Navy career make him tops from his socks up. 4 ROBERT JAMES LANIER Groton, Connecticut It was never decided if Bob was a Rebel or a Yankee. Although he claimed Groton, Connecticut, as his home, he spent most of his high school days in Norfolk, Virginia, coming to Navy innm ' diately after graduation. Bob was well-known for his ability to handle the cardboards, and could frequently be found in the local " Casino " trying his hand at bridge or pinochle. Although one of the youngest members of the class. Bob was mature in his judgment and ability to do a job m ' 11. Despite his statements to the contrary, the avy has anollier career officer. Page 211 I WILLIAM ALLEN LAWLER Baltimore, Maryland Sailing in Iroia nearby Baltimore " Big Bill " , as he was called because of his big 5 ' 6 " frame, never felt that homesickness common to most plebes. Upon completing his high school days at Baltimore Poly he ventured to Johns Hopkins before beginning his career at the Academy. Big Bill was well-coordinated for any sports activity but handling a lacrosse stick as Navy goahe suited him best. Neither Skinny nor Juice was ever an obstacle to him. Bill took them in stride. Study hours were often spent exercising his quick humor at his wives ' expense. His sense of good judgment and fair play made Bill the ideal midshipman. WILLIAM GROOM LEFTWICH, JR. Memphis, Tennessee " Lefty, " modest almost to the point of denying all accom- plishments, participated in varsity football and tennis. Plebe year he represented Navy in the Eastern Inter- collegiate Tennis Championships. As an indication of his well rounded personality, even temperament and capabiHty, Bill ' s standing in aptitude put him at the top in ' .53. His willingness and dependability made him a perfect choice for such activities as Crest and Ring Committee and Sports Editor of Reef Points. What a guy! . . . What a personality ... it just can ' t be described . . . you have to meet him for yourself . . . EDWARD LEE LENIHAN, JR. Princeton, Illinois Eddie was a black Irishman from Illinois who was destined for a military career from the minute he read his first " Join the Navy and See the World " sign. Originally an Army man, he completed five years at Kemper Milit ary School before the little wheels in the back of his head started turning and the lad headed for the Naval Academy. His favorite hobbies included women, reckless driving, and generally raising the roof. He became completely converted from Army blue, and at last count he expected to be a 30 year man in Navy line. % Page 215 FRANK ELMER LIETHEN, JR. Appleton, Wisconsin When " Elmer " was asked why he didn ' t stand first in the class . . . " Somebody scotch-taped my skinny book shut. " This handicap didn ' t prevent him from considering aca- demics just a minor hazard in his path to graduation. When he was not out on the field squashing some poor unfortunate individual under his monstrous frame, he could be found comfortably curled up over a pool table in Smoke Hall, wishing he had a good bottle of beer to keep him company. The frap for skylarking was without doubt made up ex- pressly for Frank, but it didn ' t faze him at all; he ' s headed for the Air Force after graduation. THEODORE LEIGHTON LLOYD, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania In high school, Ted ' s big ambition was to get out of school ... so ... he joined the Navy . . . and has been going to school ever since. He liails from the " Big Sniokey City, " and if you asked him when he first saw the light of day . . . " When I joined the Navy. " His pet peeve was reefers with collars up. Academics in general never bothered Ted, but French was very nearly his nemesis. Extremely lucky at keeping his name off of Executive Forms Two, his wives claimed Ted was the possessor of the proverbial Golden Horseshoe. Ted will go into the Navy Line, and thirty years after June, 1953, he ' ll probably still be there. RICHARD BUCKLEY LUTHIN Bellmore, New York Dick, tall and lanky, didn ' t waste any time. He came to the Naval Academy directly from high school . . . studies gave him few worries, especially skinny and P.T., a rare combination. Time passed and Dick gave up sports to worship the almighty slide rule . . . became a loyal m( mber of the radiator squad and checked the pool tables daily. . . . Life at Navy was good to Dick, giving him various unusual experiences. His anecdotes were enjoyable to hear . . . friendliiioss, confidence, helpfulness, and a great sense of humor made Dick what he was. His good judgment insures him a success in life and Navy. Page 216 PETER WAUCHOPE LYON Alexandria, Virginia All of Navy Pete ' s friends remember him as a jovial and handsome mid of soccer fame. To his wives, however, he appeared at 0615 a bedraggled mute, who had to be hauled from his sack for reveille inspection, dressed and led through the day. As the sun began to fall though, Pete acquired extraordinary energy and spirit and transformed himself into that dreadful monster sometimes referred to as the playboy. Actually, Pete ' s natural athletic ability, inherent sincerity and happy-go-lucky character made his room the favorite meeting place of all his friends . . . and also the smokiest and most crowded in the company. BERTRAM ARTHUR MAAS St. Paul, Minnesota A Marine Jr. from the beginning, he was inclined toward, and grew up in the midst of the Marine Corps. Hailing from Minnesota, his main interest always was with the water, so it was quite natural to see him, pipe firmly clenched in his teeth, commanding his yawl on the Chesa- peake. Sailing, small arms, and the fairer sex were his diverting outlets. As for flying, Bert will definitely con- tinue in this trend, for he intends to make Marine Aviation his career. His wiiuiing personality, doggedness, and true zest for the work he performs will undoubtedly lead this future aeronaut to great heights in the service. ROBERT WILKES MARTIN, JR. Jacksonville, Florida Bob entered the Academy by way of NAPS, after spending two years in the " White Hat " Navy. He hails from that part of Florida which actually gets cold in winter . . . Jacksonville, but his favorite gripe was: " this terrible Maryland weather. " Each winter night found him literally buried in the sack . . . and still cold. Bob had an ear for good music and listed dancing as one of his favorite pas- times. He was a one-girl-guy, of course, and hopes someday to settle down with THE ONE. Bob feels that his future lies in the air and has his mind set on a pair of wings. Page 217 WALTHER GEORGE MASER Virginia Beach, irgima From the famous parties at the University of Virginia and the resort sands of Virginia Beach came this specimen of southern gentlemanhood to the confines of Bancroft Hall and the Naval Service. From early childhood Bob ' s ambition was to be a naval officer, and follow in the foot- steps of his father. " Lukey " was on the hurdling corps of the track team, one of his chief interests. An ardent rack fan, he could be aroused only by the mention of gedunk. His acquaintances at the Academy were many, but one of the well-remembered is a certain upperclassman who made a habit of putting the name, Maser, on conduct reports. EUGENE CAMPBELL MATHESON Attleboro, Massachusetts A tradition of fighting, sea-faring men preceded Gene to the Naval Academy. In addition to his hereditary bonds with the sea, he brought with him previous experience in officer training as a student under the V-5 program. Four years of liberal arts college added symmetry to the pre- dominantly engineering and professional nature of the Naval Academy curriculum. A vast knowledge and great interest in the development and history of war and the implements of war provided the background for his feature articles and illustrations in the LOG and Trident. A leader, a sportsman, Gene will not soon be forgotten. (fc MAX RICHARD MATTESON Ann Arbor, Michigan Max got his first inside glimpse of the Academy ' s silent gray walls when his Ann Arbor high school class joined the throngs of young Americans who meander about the fair campus every spring time in search of the beauty of young manliood . . . and pennies. Max came, he saw and knew he belonged. The lad didn ' t pull sat on the entrance exam his high school senior year but undaunted he enrolled at Michigan and bided his time until entrance exams rolled around again. Making the second try good Max put his year at Michigan to good use, slashing the Plebe drawing course to ribbons. Youngster year Max earned his NA in crew. Page 218 I ARCHIE FREEMAN McALLASTER GOUVKRNEUR, NeW YoRK Archie hails from Gouverneur, and ils influence frequently showed itself in his love for the out-of-doors. Prior to the Academy Archie spent a year at Dartmouth and two more at St. Lawrence University. At Navy he kept himself busy helping out the company sports squads. Academically he favored the Bull Department, but in all subjects he managed to stay sat. Archie was known for his flaming red hair which typified his warm personality. He accli- mated himself well to his new life, and his great zest for all things professional made him a likely choice for the mid most likely to make Admiral. MARVIN GEORGE McCANNA, JR. Hallton, Pennsylvania Known to many as " Reg Book Red, " Marv hails from the wilds of Pennsylvania. Descriptions of his youth in the mountains in an atmosphere of lumber camps, railroading, and hunting trips left his buddies dumb with amazement. Three years as an enlisted man convinced him that the sea was his natural habitat. Red was liked by all for his subtle sense of humor, his vivid imagination and his fantastic adventure stories. He was a natural in any type of athletics. As CNO, his first official act will be to abolish the N.A. Department of Electrical Engineering. Navy Air is what Marv wants on grad terms. REESE STEPHENS McCAULEY, JR. Tyler, Texas " MIDS! Need pliers, screwdrivers, good advice, or even a little nostalgic Texas drawHng? Go around to Mac ' s room and feast your eyes on the array of luscious beauties posted on his locker door while you ' re borrowing! Ciga- rettes on short-term loans to upperclassmen. " Mac ' s real claim to fame was liis ability to lie peacefully on his back during the long winter months and declare purposefully that, " Tomorrow I begin to work out! " His abiUty to make friends anywhere and that twanging of his larynx in a song of lonesome Texas doggies made him the sixth company darling. Texas belonged to Mac, just as Mac belonged to Texas. Page 219 JOHN HOWARD McCLEAN Brooklyn, New York After a three year tour of duty in the Marine Corps, " Big Mac, " entered the Naval Academy via NAPS. . . . Mac ' s spare time, when he was not studying or playing cards was spent either in the handball courts or in the natatorium playing water polo . . . one of John ' s saddest moments at Navy came when Dago was dropped from his curriculum at the end of Youngster year. . . . Mac didn ' t smoke but did take an occasional sociable drink ... a very sociable guy ... if the Marine Corps lost out upon graduation you ' d probably find Mac in the cockpit of a jet plane. I BRIAN PATRICK McCRANE Teaneck, New Jersey It was not at all odd that one of the McCrane family of Teaneck, N.J., should represent their coat-of-arms at Navy. The McCranes sent representatives to such insti- tutions as West Point, Kings Point . . . one of them went to Villanova as a ROTC and one enlisted in the service of mankind as a priest. Brian Patrick was told to pack his duffle bag and head for the USNA. Brian stood out in any crowd ... be it his merry eyes or the light reflecting off his bald head. During his years at Navy he gave his all, including most of his hair. His future is well padded for success and memories of him will long be treasured. CHARLES ARDEN MERICA Rensselaer, Indiana Chuck was well on his way to a teaching career when the Academy beckoned. Indiana ' s midshipnuin completed two years at I.U. where he devoted, among other things, a brief but fascinating period to hash-slinging at a sorority house. All Navy, Chuck dabbled in almost every sport, earning his monogram as a member of the perennially successful l. () " s. He managed to hold his own against the onslaught of the academic department without batting an eyelash. His keen sense of hoosier humor and a boundless good nature coupled with a heartfelt pride in his school and service forecasts a future of pleasant associations and deserving accomplishments. Page 220 GEORGE DAVID MILLER McKeksport, Pennsylvania George brought with him the athletic abilities that won him all-state honors in prep school. Not to be outdone by his roommates, George stood high for the four year course. Always ready witli a consoling pat on the back and a tear lor sad stories, he endeared himself to his classmates as an understanding and considerate friend. Though quiet by nature, George never missed a good time. After coming to the academy, George concentrated on soccer and earned his letter through his rugged and tricky playing. A leader in the class, George will capture success in any field he enters. RAYMOND LEWIS MOONAN Trenton, New Jersey " Hey Ray, let ' s turn out the lights and go to sleep! " Came to the Naval Academy from St. Joseph ' s College . . . was short, quiet, reserved, with a good sense of humor . . . phenomenal when it came to working math probs . . . born with a love for P.T. . . . always found time to listen with interest to the gripes of everyone . . . life ' s most unpleasant moments came during the nerve-wracking jingle of the morning bell . . . had a secret passion for keeping his eyes closed until breakfast . . . anything from blondes to brunettes . . . gave much sage advice and opinion. . . . JOSEPH RAILTON MORGAN Newton, Massachusetts After a year of gay carefree life at Bullis Prep, " Big Ray, " a favorite son of the Bay State, entered the Academy. A New England gentleman, Ray devoted his free time to representing the company, playing batt football, singing in the choir, working with the Brigade activities, and helping his buddies. He had no worries about the future because he knew what he wanted and was not afraid to work to achieve his goal . . . his maturity and good judgment were excellent influences in the class and will make him long remembered. Page 221 EDWIN SCOTT MORIARTY Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania " Easy Ed, the plebes ' friend " . . . the only man to get absolute full use of his rack . . . spent more time in it during the day than at night. Always had his own running lights . . . voted the man with the most likely to recede hairline. He found time to play batt football, but won his numerals on the Radiator Squad. Always he had a story which managed to top the last one told. Ed came to the Academy after a short tour in the Navy and a year at U. of P. where his major in Aeronautical Eng. sold him on a career with " that other outfit. " GERALD WINSTON MUENCH Wood River, Illinois Jerry first saw the light of day at Sault Sainte Marie, Michi- gan, on June 28th, 1930. Jerry divided his time between losing weight to make the limit for 150 ' s, and putting it back on at the end of the season. His biggest claim to fame was a Form 2 reading, " Performing a soft shoe dance on a cruise box while mate of the second deck. " Jerry ' s likes were good food, soft music, good looking women, and good jokes. His major dislikes were those people who called the 150 ' s, " midgets, " and those who mispronounced his name. Jerry wants Navy Line. I I CHARLES EDGAR MUMFORD Annapolis, Maryland Chuck was born in McMinnville, Oregon, but the Navy recognized his father as an invaluable " skinny prof " . . . so. Chuck ended up attending Annapolis High. The big, easy-going fellow gained fame as an athlete in high school and at Severn School where he prepped for the Academy. He entered Rancroft via the Naval Reserve, and quickly became accustomed to the grind. Chuck, finding Httle time for the books, spent most of his time on varsity soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse. The fairer sex never was a problem, but it was quite a while before Chuck realized girls existed. Chuck looks forward to a long hitch with the blue and gold, his interests being with A.S.W. Page 222 VERNE GILBERT NOMADY BicKNELL, Indiana Bickiiell, in the heart of Hoosier-Land, lays claim to Verne ( " Keuffel and Esser made an error on this slide rule " ) Nomady. Many were the skiimy profs who regretted eiigagint; V.G. in debate on a point of theory. Give him a slipstick and five minutes and he can convince you that if F = MA and T = la, then them what goes with girls is sissies. Actually ' erne ' s seeming reluctance to drag was only a surface look because when he did drag he proved the old maxim that quality, not quantity, is the end to strive for. His weakness? . . . reading classics, written in French. MERLIN ROBERT NORBY Bagley, Minnesota Merhn, nicknamed " Dad, " spent some time in the fleet as a Quartermaster before coming to the Academy. Though never very interested in athletics in high school, at Navy he did become interested in working out and keeping in shape. Every afternoon he could be found in the gym either hitting the bags, climbing the rope, or engaged in some other body-building exercise. If letters had been given for sub squad, Dad would own three N ' s ... he claimed he passed all his swimming tests by sinking to the bottom and walking across the pool. Dad ' s quick wit and eloquence made many " happy hours " enjoyable memories of time spent in Bancroft. ROBERT ROSSER NORTH Nelsonville, Ohio Ohio lost one of its most faithful citizens when Bob came to the Academy. Once installed as a midshipman. Bed found little trouble with academics. His spare time was taken up by intramural sports and the sack. Most im- portant of all, he was a mainstay of the Executive swim- ming team. On rainy afternoons, when not otherwise engaged in one of the above activities. Bob could be found listening to New Orleans jazz and writing to one of his many " acquaintances " . His willingness to lend a helping hand made him many friends throughout the long four years at the Academy and the Navy got another 30 year man. Page 223 EDWARD BELZ OPPERMANN Trenton, Illinois " You can take the boy out of the country but you can ' t take the country out of the boy. " Ed, despite his affihations with the city, reaffirmed the trutli in the old adage many times over. Replace the reefer with a checkered mackinaw and the slipstick with a well-oiled .410, and it wouldn ' t be difficult to picture him running his trap line on a frosty December morning. Ed ' s consistently outstanding record carried him to the top of the Navy Forensic Society. Adding his bit to the company sports program and the German Club absorbed the few " spare " moments during Ed ' s Severn River days. After graduation. Wings for the hunter! ALAN JAY PERSONETTE Richmond, Virginia After three years in the fleet, Al decided that the life of an enlisted man was not for him. Seven months at Bain- bridge and he was a member of the class of 1953. Not one to trust that little wooden monster, the slipstick, he pulled down his 2.5 ' s in skinny at the expense of an esti- mated twenty pounds of graphite. A born sea lawyer, Al found the Forensic Society to his liking and quickly became a master debater. The Drum and Bugle Corps made use of his dexterity with drumsticks and calf-skin. Al ' s comment on his future — " Mine eyes are dim — point me toward Bayonne. " JOSEPH ANTHONY PERTEL Chicago, Illinois Born and bred on the south side of Chicago, Joe arrived at the academy fresh from high school. Knowing little about the make up of the military life Joe lived by the adage, " It is not to question why, it is but to do or die. " Youngster year Joe stepped out for Navy and helped bring home a memory for the future, the Navy ' s 11-2 trouncing of Army. This plus the rout of Army in ' 51 were the high points of Joe ' s midshipman days. With graduation, handsome, masculine Joe hopes to find a ship of his liking — one with little motion. Page 221 1 EDWARD ROBERT PETERS Cleveland, Ohio Coming directly from East Technical High Sciiool in Cleveland to the Naval Academy, Edward had a good record academically and athletically. At Navy, he was one of the mainstays of the plebe and varsity swimming teams in the backstroke events. Besides sporting the logical nickname, Pete, Ed was affectionately dnbbcd " Bonzo " by the boys on the swimming team becanse of his well-developed physique and occasional simian antics. Ed ' s cool application and well-balanced abilities insure him the success he is capable of accomplishing. EDWIN JEROME PETERSEN, JR. Rhinelander, Wisconsin A former twidget, Pete prepped at NAPS before entering USNA. Standing 6 ' 2 " and hitting the scales at 185 made him ideal for the crew team. Youngster year found him stroking the J.V. boat to many victories. Being an athlete wasn ' t his only attribute. His power of concentration never ceased to amaze people. The greatest thing Ed brought with him from Wisconsin was his love for cold weather; he was the plebe ' s dream ... he never had his windows closed or heat turned on before reveille. A very likable person, Pete made a multitude of friends at Navy. 0: I DONALD JACK PORTER Zanesville, Ohio After one losing fight with the Math Department, Jack went on to bigger and better things during his five year stay in Bancroft Hall. Known to be a music lover, he spent most of his spare time playing the tenor sax for the NA-10. A very quiet, well-liked person, Jack enjoyed doing things for others and by his actions built many friendships that will last through the years. A constant battler on the " up-out-and-together " squad of the Natatorium, his happiest moment came when, being hauled out bodily from the pool, he heard the magic number, 6:30. Page 225 WILLIA!M HAYES PLRDUM East Brady, Pennsylvania Uncle Will was drafted by Xavy from the Harvard Marching Baud to anchor the Midsliipineii aggregation in the trombone section, and soon spread his talents to in- clude Business Manager of the 1953 LUCKY BAG and a flock of extra-curricular activities. To the dismay of the Department of Foreign Languages, the sixth company ' s attrition rate was remarkably low. Tiiis was a direct result of Will ' s extra instruction periods, which consisted of 18 men in a 3 man room, all jabbering incoherently in Spanish. Just give Uncle Will the bridge and quarterdeck of the USS Missouri and a big family to come home to and he ' ll be satisfied. RONALD SCOTT PURVIS Bay Village, Ohio Newspapers generally meant comic pages to most mid- shipmen, but to Scotty they provided the basis for his ability to stand up in Bull class and recite for hours on the state of the U.S. Supreme Court without having cracked a book. Scotty managed to catalogue in his retentive mind a vast amount of information about the services in general and the Navy in particular. Plebes, here ' s your man when that firstie asks you what ship was scrapped in San Diego harbor in 1909 because of a leaky economizer! Scott ' s determination, together with his perpetual smile, leads to the prediction that the main armament of Scott ' s ship will be Scott. RAYMOND ELWOOD REFFITT Ashland, Kentucky Ray escaped from Ashland, deep in liie hills of Ki ntu(k to make the aval Academy and the Navy his home and career. He informed all that the people in his " podunk " aren ' t backward. " Why they even wear brogans to church on Sunday. " He was a member of the Marching Band, and participated in the Musical Club Shows. Ray ' s pliysical prowess stood him in good stead in intra-Brigade sports, lie was a conscientious and studious lad and |)ossessed a very compatible personality. He will make a name fni ' liiiiisrlf in llii ' Navv. I ' a-c 226 H ' ' ' 1 ' 1 1 ROBEKT EUGENE REID SCHKNISCTADY, ' Nl.W ()RK Geiio entered tlie world on tlie Isl of .lamiary in tlie city of Schenectady in New York. He lotnpleted liigli scliool education in Schenectady and attended the University of Oklahoma a year before entering the Naval Academy. At Navy Bob enjoyed working on mechanical projects and discussing the merits of Oklahoma football in his spare time. He favored leave over any other form of enter- tainment and went yearly to a small town in the hills of New York to enjoy it. He spent a good part of his spare time trying to set altitude records with the aid of a pole. After graduation he ' ll try it with planes. DANIEL WILLIAM RICE SuNBURY, Pennsylvania Dan came to Navy direct from high school. A ready smile to greet everyone . . . watch the muscle man flex his biceps . . . loved to beat his choppers after taps . . . pushups, too . . . " it ' s a killer " . . . never turned down a morsel of this Navy chow . . . smoked one cigarette a year . . . " now look at this darn hat " . . . shiny shoes and a sharp dresser . . . four years at the academy did wonders . . . only stumbling block in academics was mechanical drawing ... if there was something to do or something to learn, Dan always was there until the job was well done ... a definite asset and a credit to the service . . . wonderful personality . . . he ' ll go to the top while making his career. WILLIAM HOKE RITCHIE, JR. CoppERHiLL, Tennessee " You guys haven ' t seen anything until you ' ve seen those Tennessee hills; boy, they ' re something. " Always proud of being a true Teimesseean, a Copperhill one at that, Bill, " Guillermo, " " Governor, " or " Hoke " to those who knew, wouldn ' t admit one leg got longer than the other from walking among those hills. Always light in humor. Bill was famous for his shaggy dog stories. A great man for dragging weekends, Bill was hard to find once Saturday rolled around. Well liked and easygoing in the true southern gentleman ' s fashion. Bill has a venerable manner that will take him far. Page 22 ' ; ' FRANCIS LeROY ROACH Erie, Pennsylvania " Frank " spent the first of his Hfe in Erie preparing for a future in the seminary. After his high school and prep days that urge to travel and Uncle Sam ' s pointing finger persuaded Frank to join tlie Navy. In the enlisted Navy Frank found great opportunities. He became a second class electronics technician. One of his tours of duty brought him to the Naval Academy as a technician in the Ordnance and Gunnery Dept. Frank saw possibilities for advancement, and after fleet competition, schooling at Bainbridge, and more exams, he joined " 53. For the future, Frank hopes to get back in the field of electronics. WILLIAM ARTHUR ROBINSON Arlington Heights, Illinois Bill was a Midwestern product from Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he was a standout high school athlete. After graduation he immediately hoisted sail for Navy and continued his athletic pursuits. Plebe football, basketball and baseball kept him busy and forever on the training table. He was amazed to find out that plebes " braced up " in the Second Battalion. Youngster year found him calling plays for the 150 ' s and second class year for the .I.V. football squad. Bill ' s genuine friendliness and smiling warm personality made him a guy you ' re glad to know. He has everything; in short, he ' s tops. JOHN ROY ROEPKE Waterloo, Iowa Big, easy-going John came to Navy from the " Frogmen. " Among the oldest men in the class, he graduated with nearly ten years of naval service. The only frogman in naval history to bilge youngster swimming test. Varsity football and lacrosse took most of his free time. The " perfect wife, " he was always willing to turn to or help with matli. Biggest shoal in his academic life was Bull. . . . " Misspelled my name on the Bull quiz today. . . " The unit of sleep, one Boepke. . . . " Hey! it ' s snowing, it ' s snowing! " . . . extremely proud of the Navy and all that it stands for. . . . Page 228 JAMES JOSEPH ROMER Fords, New Jersi:y " Big Jim, " 2 PO extraordinary, came from Fords, New Jersey, right near Rutgers University. It seemed he was more than a httle proud of having played football for the " Big Red " . Probably of more renown, however, was the .519 batting average he ran up during the 1919 baseball season. This feat he accomplished while attending the Newark College of Engineering. Around the halls of Bancroft, Jim will be remembered for his enduring and oft limes vociferous loyalty to the wondrous New York Yankees. The only thing Jim found he couldn ' t do was pass up a chance to have a good time. KENNETH MAXWELL SALZMAN Minneapolis, Minnesota Ken was one of the few who did not come from a home- town, but went to his new " podunk " for the first time Plebe Christmas. A Marine Corps Jr. he attended a total of six schools before coming to Navy. Ken was a wrestling enthusiast and eventually wound up as varsity manager of the Navy team. His greatest delight, with the exception of a blind date, was a free afternoon so that he could call a meeting of his bridge club. If Kenny ' s secret ambition, becoming a soft shoe dancer, is never realized, he will have a long and martinetic career in the service. DONALD STUART SAMMIS, JR. Stratford, Connecticut Stu came to the Academy from Admiral Bullard Academy at New London. After living just a short distance from the Chance-Vought plant in Stratford, and listening to Corsairs overhead, Don was bound to get into flying. Most of Stu ' s leave time was spent sailing around Long Island and Block Island Sound in his father ' s yawl or tinkering with the inner workings of some hot rod in an attempt to get more out than he put in. Most of Stu ' s time at Navy was spent at intramural sports and in the Isherwood shops. He plans to continue in the service and eventually get into some phase of engineering. Page 229 JERRY EDWARD SCHAL B Idaho F alls, Idaho He was born in Denver, Colorado, and for his first fourteen years lived in Denver on the nearby mountains . . . where the earth meets the sky. After a sojourn in Alaska, he settled down in Bridges, Montana, where he played foot- ball, basketball and ran track. One year at Montana State College proved uneventful, but interesting. Fresh- man basketball was his main sport at Cow College. Jerry entered USNA a pure landlubber, but after that things changed. Handball was his main sport with variations into batt football, track and basketball. Hunting was his favorite pastime. Some studying he accomplished in between sports. RICHARD JOSEPH SCHMITZ Dubuque, Iowa Dick was one of the boys who saw his way clear to a service career after a hitch as an enlisted man. Was liked by all hands ... his inventive genius brought forth yo-yo soap but it died for lack of a sponsor. Greatest athletic achieve- ment was passing second class swimming quiz without a tour of duty on the squad. Academic slash in German but one of the many who couldn ' t fathom the sorcery of the skinny dept. Dick, with his good man,ners, clean living, rugged features, and alert mind, was an ideal midshipman. He ' ll not soon be forgotten. STEPHEN ERNEST SCHODERBEK DUQUliSNE, PeNNSYLVANIV Steve found his way to the halls of Navy by way of the fleet with a little help from NAPS. A standout on the football field from his days as a high school hero through his stay on Severn ' s shores, Steve was especially well known for his constant good humor and his ability to make friends. If something was happening, particularly some kind of a party, you can bet Steve was in the middle of it. Academics never bothered him. Level headed, good natured, easy going, loyal . . . these are the words that describe Steve and his never to be forgotten personality. Page 230 FUEDEKICK JOHN SCHKOECK, JK. Erik, Pennsylvania It was seldom lliat you IouikI a inau as keen on sports as was Fritz, a PeiinsylvaTiian who found a liome at Navy. He liolpod mucli to spark tlie Second Batt football team; a cannonball could not have done much more. On the track field he also modestly admitted being able to toss the javelin a few yards. To give himself an all-round season of activity, Fritz took a place in the ring and did well enough to keep his PT grade well up in the ranks. His yearning to fly, his humorous spirit, and his ability to do the necessary vi ork for such a career, will aid him in his climb up the ladder of success. WALLACE COOPER SCOTT III Nashville, Tennessee Scotty, as he was called by most Mids, came from tlie hills of Tennessee. He breezed through a year at Vanderbilt before he joined the fraternity of admiral candidates. His hobbies were golfing, singing, table tennis, and eating. He spent most of his free time at the Academy with his first love, his rack. He originally wanted to fly for the Navy, but after he said, " What chartP " during the eye test, decided to be an Air Force desk jockey. THEODORE HANBY SHADBURN Painesville, Ohio " .Tust outside of Cleveland " , was invariably Ted ' s answer when asked about his Podunk. Staying close to home, Ted studied at Cathedral Latin High School and completed a year at John Carroll before heading for Amiapolis. Leav- ing home didn ' t fade his interest in home town events; he was always ready to recount his kid brother ' s gridiron prowess to any willing listener. Books never really troubled Ted; he always found time for sports. Although he played batt football and won his numerals in plebe track, he was really at home on the tennis courts. With his head in the clouds, Ted wants to make his home in the sky. Page 231 ROBERT RILING SHEAHAN Memphis, Tennessee Well known for his roaring good humor, Bob was always ready to give or take a joke. A hard working, plugging fellow, his roommates will long remember his early morning voyages to the MAA shack to glean a little more juice. A staunch advocate of athletics, one of his pet projects was the building of Sheahan ' s Emporium of Health on the " out- side " . At Navy Bob participated in football, soccer, batt yawl saiUng, and WRNV. The glory of the seafaring life lured Bob for a long time and undoubtedly this indus- trious, good natured " flower of Erin " will make a place for himself in the service. ELMER ELLSWORTH SHEELEY, JR. Hollywood, California " Buck " came to the Academy from the fleet where he was an electronics technician, third class, cjualified in sub- marines. At Navy he applied his knowledge of electronics and electricity to the work of the Sound Unit holding an officership three years out of four. Elmer will always be well remembered for his quick easy smile and easy-to-get- along-with attitude. Besides juice, his favorite pastime was writing long epistles to Flickerville, U.S.A. After graduation, Buck goes into Navy line with a spot reserved on his tunic for the gold dolphins of a qualified submarine oflicer. GLENN GRAHAM SHERWOOD Buffalo, New York Glenn, the easy going guy who hails from the cold North. ... " I saw it snow so deep in Bufl ' alo one day that . . . " Good humored . . . always wore a smile . . . with his quick wit and fast work he left acadiMuics in the dust . . . had lots of lime for LOG work, sailing and dragging . . . kept close to his rack . . . played a little lacrosse and kept the mailman busy . . . enjoyed those hot evenings at Virginia Beach . . . primary ambition is to be a Navy flier. Page 232 THOMAS LEONARD SHUCK Cumberland, Maryland Tom came to Academy after a two year tour of duty in the Naval Reserve. A mountain boy, he actually pr(, ' ferred Mfe in the mountains to life at sea. Never idle, Tom divided his spare time between the Radio Club and drajifiing. No great star, he enjoyed running cross country and track and eating training table chow. Hopes to attend P.G. school some day and increase his knowledge of electronics. You can expect some changes in the Navy when Tom reaches the top. ♦ ALAN HARRIS SHURE Oak Park, Illinois Al had a passion for liberty that gained him more than one " citation " from the admiral. His photographic memory of the daily papers was phenomenal, but he was never quite able to transfer this talent to textbooks. His approach to academics was in the spirit that classes were only a brief interlude between leisure hours. He always amazed his wives by having the right answer in a steam class after spending the previous period reading Life. After a fling at soccer plebe year, he confined his athletics to the golf course and the gym. Hardworking and level-headed, Al has what it takes to make a go of life. FREDERICK FRANK SIMA, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Being a Navy Jr., Fred was destined for a naval career from the very beginning. His nomadic life as a youth led him many places, including Pearl Harbor at the time it was bombed. After prepping at Bullis, Fred entered the Academy. His subtle sense of humor coupled with an artistic ability afforded many laughs in the form of cartoons in the LOG and Splinter. His other hobbies included small arms, hunting, classical music, and, naturally, a penchant for the fairer sex. His impeccable neatness, serious attitude, and excellent leadership qualities will undoubtedly lead this modern Horatio Hornblower far in the service. Page 233 BILLY JOE SISCO Elmhurst, Illinois Finding Chicago too tame for him, Bill tried his luck as a Bluejacket and soon landed at NAPS. At Navy his competitive spirit and enthusiasm made him well liked by all. Add to that his artistic ability and vivid imagination, which produced many an eye catching magazine illus- tration, and you see why he was elected Art Editor for the Trident. To mention all of his extra-curricular interests would be well nigh impossible, but the Art Club, French Club and Trident staff were his favorites. Bill ' s visits to foreign ports should prove most interesting to him because of his profound interest in languages and in meeting people. MAURICE CRAIG SLUSS Bristol, Virginia A southern gentleman, (it is believed in Bristol) neither smoking nor drinking, Craig limited his vices to the only remaining alternative. After three years at various educational institutions, " Fanny " found college life a little tough on the constitution so he changed over to the Naval Academy way of life. Batt two ' s gym team found Craig on the P-bars, but his versatility at other activities proved him a valuable asset to the Seventh Company. His love of gymnastics was exceeded only by his love of fine cars . . . and the sack. He was one of Prof. Gilley ' s boys. All this blended to give him a well rounded curriculum. ROBERT LEE SMITH Dknver, Colorado ( )ut of the west came young Sniitty. After one hitch in I lie Navy, he tried the University of Denver. Soon returned to the natural habitat of the sailor, the sea. Via NAPS he descended on the Naval Academy. Spending a mini- mum time on the books and a maximum time in the sack, he amazed everyone by the ease with which he went through the course. Smitty was always ready for a laugh. In the course of four years he cooked up an inhuman amount of fiendish jiractical jokes, but in the end, he was forgiven. I lis personality and ability made him the friend you never I urge I. Page 23 1 i JOHN JOSEPH SOLLARS Sl;attli:, ashington AClcr leaving " tlie city " J.J. tried the Iriiversity of San Francisco and Seattle U before he finally decided to swing Navy ' s way. He had to decide between football and basketball, but after one dip it was swimming all the way . . . three years of hard work rewarded him with the role of senior man on the sub squad. His prize possessions were his biceps, and he always had many yarns about tlieir power. John ' s ready smile and winning ways won for him a host of friends. Due to his inner drive and radiant personality, John can make his way in any direction he chooses. KENNETH BRANDT STAFFORD Beaumont, Texas " Digger, " to show his interest in others, participated in the sub-squad for three years just to check his wife ' s progress. Of his notable accomplishments mention might be made of his passing second class swimming ... he attended Lamar Tech prior to coming to Navy . . . always kept his best drag ' s picture in his locker, a real Texas Longhorn. His most famous words were, " The water in the swimming pool was too cold! " Aside from his obvious sterling assets, this Texan has a multitude of personal characteristics which indicate that in June of ' 53 the Navy got a competent, capable and congenial officer. GEORGE RAYMOND STECKER, JR. Hazleton, Pennsylvania George was one of those mids trying to live down an Army family . . . one brother a West Point grad and two Army brothers-in-law. He firmly believed in the good things in life: things learned at Lafayette College and unlearned temporarily at the Academy. He never wavered from the maxim, " Don ' t let your schoolwork interfere with your education. " Ergo; many weekends well spent. A three- season contact sport man, George was company seven ' s mainstay in soccer, touch football, and softball. In addition he managed to instigate occasional parties in Baltimore. Those he didn ' t initiate, he attended, and brightened up. Page 235 RICIL4RD PAUL STEVENS Danbury, Connecticut Came to USNA from Danbury High School . . . got tagged with name, " Rip, " right after being sworn in . . . greatest source of enjoyment was looking forward to graduation ' 53. At Navy, for recreation he always worked out in the gym, on leave he got a good paying job. He enjoyed the same entertainments other mids did. Though Rip admitted no great ambition other than a small farm in New England some day where he could wear old clothes, relax and hear no more orders, he will undoubtedly find his way through a quite full life. His was the faculty for finding enjoyment regardless of the unpleasantries around him. JOHN WILLARD STONER, JR. Paterson, New Jersey As he was quite savvy with academics, a good part of John ' s time was spent trying to keep his wives off the bush and the tree. On weekends, whenever there was a bridge game going on within reach. Jack could be found in the midst of it. When he was not playing bridge he was usually down on the squash courts. Together bridge and squash took up most of Jack ' s social and recreational calendar. During the summer the lad could be found gracing the New Jersey shore area. Of course, his sunnncr social activities varied considerably from his winter social schedule. RICHARD EVERETT STORM Ashland, Kentucky To say that Dick was proud of Kentucky, his home, is an understaleinent. A lover of all sports from bingo up, Dick dabbled in batt foolball, boxing, basketball, softball, and ping pong. As a student Dick got through using a niaximutJi of sleep and a minimum of work. Love of hill- billy music prompted him to purchase a guitar although he knew nothing about music. His nmsical ability was soon apparent and after many weeks of practice he finally mastered a chord. Calm, good natured, and easy going are the adjectives that best describe Dick. Page 236 JOHN WELLINGTON SWAN Cumberland, Maryland " Jerry " came to Navy carrying a guitar and a big smile. Spending most of his time playing iiilibilly music and ruiuiing track, he succeeded in earning his stars, his N, and the nicivname " Cuzin Jerry " . Bt fore Navy, Jerry studied forestry in West Virginia. His favorite outdoor sports were hunting and Gshing and lie says he ' d rather hunt than eat. After seeing him in the mess hall. . . . The summer before entering the Academy Jerry worked as an ice man, but he said that he hadn ' t any stories to tell. Jerry ' s ambition? To retire to a large country estate where the ocean is only read about in books. HARDY LEE SWANSON, JR. Florence, South Carolina " Hardly " came to the Naval Academy from the Citadel, and never quite recovered from his years there. When the Masqueraders ' productions were not taking his attention, Lee could be found boxing or fencing. Never was the second battalion so ably represented as when he entered the square ring or danced back and forth along the strip with a tight-fisted sabre. There was a time when plebe dago had him worried, but " them days are gone for- ever " . He could always be counted upon for a laugh when things were low. His common sense smoothed the way for many of his classmates and will help him pave his way no matter where he goes. DANIEL GILLEY WARREN TERRY Texarkana, Texas From " deep in the heart of Texas " , by way of Oklahoma A « M and Texas U, Dan came to Navy. His first love was his mother ' s cooking, his second — sleeping. When he could clear his desk of letters from his many admirers, Dan found time to give extra instruction and make his slide rule smoke, if the occasion warranted it. His pet peeve . . . " Where is the mate with all my mail. " Never one to stop until he finished what he had started. His favorite sports were dragging and wrestling with crew a poor third. Dan is a sure bet to succeed in whatever career he chooses. Page 231 WEBB deLATHLY TRAMMELL Istanbul, Turkey Webb finished his schooling for tlie Naval Academy in Boston, but traveled extensively in his many trips to see his parents in Turkey. At Bancroft he was a loyal member of intramural squads. Women? He much preferred sleeping to dragging. Studies were second to Webb ' s first love. Naval History. Claiming Turkey as a temporary home led to many a joke and nickname, but Webb took them, the Army, and the Air Force all in stride. This quiet, suave individual is certainly a Navy man. JOSEPH PAUL TRUNZ, JR. Broisx, New York After three years of hitting the books at City College in New York, Joe decided to try his hand at the Navy life. After a brief siege with the drawing boards of Isherwood Hall, during which his great designing talents proved to be almost disastrous, it was clear sailing for the lad. Joe gave liis all in intramural athletics. His forceful personality and friendly manner made him a success and well-liked in his dealings with others. His desire to do well in every- thing he undertook, he carried into all phases of his work at Navy and, although a sandblower, Joe will always be remembered as the little guy with a big heart. n hIKl ' ' V I R • 1 m 1 1 GEORGE EDWARD TYLER Royal Oak, Michigan " Big P-work in skinny tomorrow boys, got any magazines to read? " Ty was just that easy going. A physical member of the Second Armored Infantry, his heart was always soniow here else. Where? ho knows? He talked a lot about wings. On entering Tys room you could always hear him raving about those great Michigan football teams. (Considering the female line, Ty struik gold right in Crab- town. K.l). really peeved him, for it put miles between him and his (oh so near!) O.A.O. Page 238 FRANCISCO ANTONIO VELAZQUEZ-SUAREZ PiCNVELAS, Puerto Wic.o Hailing i ' rom J ' ucrto Rico, tiie land of Rum and Rmiiba, Tony could be seen at any dance swaying to the beat of the inaracas. Tony spent two years at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan before entering the Naval Academy. All who were with him at Key West on air cruise will never forget the night he came in at 0330 trying to feed salami sandwiches to everyone in the barracks. The piccolo he had confiscated earlier in the evening didn ' t lielp either. The service that gets Tony will have a real man. He was a little rough at times, but is the type of leader men follow to hell and back. JOHN HEWITT VOSSELLER Alexandria, Virginia On the lacrosse field each spring of the four years could be seen the little man with the big stick, young John Vosseller. Jack spent most of his time playing lacrosse and wrestling, but he still managed to improve his Casanova tactics. Jack decided to follow in the stratospheric branch of the service, and try Pensacola for size as soon as he could. At graduation, many were the friends and acquaintances with whom he parted company; skinny profs and OD ' s in the latter category. Jack hourly planned to overthrow the Executive Department but as his coup d ' etat never came off he decided the only thing to do was come back to the Academy as head of it. i DAVID FREDERICK WAGNER Short Hills, New Jersey Dave was born in Short Hills, N.J. He grew up from sandlot sports heroism to gain eminence as a star high school football and basketball figure. Upon graduation from Hillburn High School, he attended the Warton Busi- ness School of tiie University of Pennsylvania. Dave was then studying for his youthful aspiration, a business career. During his freshman year at Penn he had occasion to meet midshipmen. Those associations fired a latent incentive ... a desire to be Navy. Gifted with a keen analytical mind, quiet temperament, and a good sense of humor, Dave was regarded by all as one of the most congenial persons you could know. Page 239 STANLEY BEVAN WAID Stony Creek Mills, Pennsylvanl Stan or Bevan . . . preferred the latter ... no podunk to speak of, just rural delivery . . . from the Pennsylvania Dutch region near Reading. Called " Sunnybrook Farm " his home, but had never w ielded a pitchfork ... a " gentle- man " farmer . . . " We at least have some sheep and a tractor. " . . . Ribbed about his voice inflections. " How would you like living with two rebels, and one of them a Texan. ' ' " Plebe skinny was fruit but second-class juice threw him for a loop. Had fond memories of college and those frat parties. A potential Marine, tliose glasses are leading him toward the Supply Corps. His big day . . . graduating from the Academy. PETER ROBERT WALKER Wykoff, New Jersey Pete was born and reared in New Jersey, and only for a period during the war, as a Navy Junior did he ever live elsewhere. He graduated from Admiral Farragut and entered directly into the Academy. Academics were only a mild obstacle and in athletics he excelled. He favored swimming above all other sports, but showed his abilities in football, soccer, fieldball, and lacrosse. The outdoors were his but he had to watch out for that sun; he could really sunburn. He said that there could only be one service for him and that the Navy. His biggest ambition was to receive that retirement pay after thirty years duty. HAROLD LINCOLN WALTERS, JR. Annapolis, Maryland Hal was one of the Annapolis boys . . . before entering the Academy he went to Augusta Military Academy, Washington Lee University, and prepped a year at Severn School. A strong defender of Maryland weather . . . He said that if you didn ' t like it, wait five minutes ... it would (■haiig( . . . (j)uld be found almost any Saturday night in Daiilgren Hall at the hops. It seemed as though variety really was the spice of life for Hal . . . after four years of Army training and four years at the Academy, he decided lo enter the Marine Corps upon graduation. . . . Page 240 J GENE PATRICK WARD CoNowiNGo, Maryland Hailing from llie baiiits of the mighty Susquehanna, Pat was one of the blessed few whose wit ran at full tide at 0700. " El Tigre, " his calling card, his greatest pride was liis five o ' clock shadow, of which the OD took full par- ticulars . . . just four minutes after a tussel with Gillette ' s " sharpest ever honed. " Proving his Irish mettle Pat led many of the Hubbard Hall stalwarts thru the Severn spray. A formidable foe out of the briny deep as well as in, he was also quite handy in the lower boxing loft. One of the Brigade ' s finest, the Navy has in Gene a man of no small consequence. RALPH MILLER WESTMORELAND Perry, Florida This good-natured, easygoing boy will be remembered for his great competitive spirit. Whether it was sports or studies, Ralph could always be counted on to do his best and turn in a top-notch performance. Noted for tennis playing, his first love, he spent most of his leisure hours on the courts in practice or playing matches. During those sessions, he displayed the spirit that will carry him to success in his chosen military career. A very soft spoken, well-liked man, Ralph made many friends who will remain close throughout his lifetime. His friendly manner was always in evidence and his first thought was of doing things for those who needed help. JAMES FREDERICK WILLENBRINK Louisville, Kentucky Before receiving his Academy appointment, Jim completed two years of a combined arts-law course at the University of Louisville. " Will " was an extremely likable person and forever ready to enliven a gathering with his witty remarks. If you wanted to talk in terms of talents, he had a barrel full of them. He excelled in chess, checkers, or bridge; just name a tune and he ' d play it on his harmonica. In the field of sports, .lim gave his all to the batt golf and company basketball teams. Yes, he could stand up to the best in almost any chosen field. Born a true romantic adventurer, ,lim certainly will go places. Page 241 EDWARD LEIGH WILLEVER Phillipsburg, New Jersey Usually called " Bruno, " Ed was a standout athlete in P-burg High School and Admiral Farragut Academy before taking the " latal step. " Performing admirably on the plebe and varsity gridirons, he found the rack far too comfortable to permit him to engage in his second great love . . . wrestling. The original " 88-Keys, " Ed could make a piano do just about everything. Strumming on the uke also stood high on Ed ' s list of talents. He looks to the future with a smile and takes his heart full of song to brighten the fleet. JACK DAVID WILNER Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jack is a product of the steel city. His pre-Navy training was spent at Penn State, where he called the single wing plays for the freshmen team. While at the Academy, he gave his all on the gridiron at the plough-hard fullback position. His hobbies were dancing and diving. In music he liked the smooth music of Anthony or Flanagan. Although he had no O.A.O., his female acquaintances were many and he was seen dragging often. Though it was tough luck or the breaks of the game. Jack stayed by his guns. Come graduation he seeks his wings in the Navy ' s Air Arm. Page 242 GLENN ALFRED WILSON Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Gleiui A. Wilson, known to all as " Hacker, " hails IVoni Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. One of the most natural and versatile athletes to step on a field, he had a hand in soccer, baseball, and football. Football made him one of the all lime " star men " of the excused squad. He was a real champion of the " beat the system course. " When this future fly-boy is around, you can be sure there ' ll be a good time. PEYTON RANDOLPH WISE II Menlo Park, California Whether he was studying, playing squash, or running track, Peyton always went all out. For the time spent studying, he had stars to show. His B-robe was quite decorated with athletic awards. Peyton spent the week- ends putting his debonair manner to best dragging ad- vantage. A dancer from way back, he was seen practicing even before breakfast. Peyton was a big man in the mess hall, and you never forgot his coy, " Pass the salad. " An- other often heard expression, " Sorry, can ' t make it, have to liit the books. " Confidence in himself was evidenced in his walk, for he fairly bounced along (out of step, mind you, but bouncing, just the same). ' Page 243 4 RICHARD SPERLING WISE Champaign, Illinois Although a farm boy from Champaign, IlUnois, Dick entered the Academy straight from higli school and took Academy life and its academics right in stride. ... No slow-poke when it came to athletics, Dick specialized in wrestling and proved himself a valuable man on the varsity squad. Dick liked to drag (his shy smile was a valuable asset in that line of work). Dick decided to go off into the wild blue yonder for Navy after graduation. f FRANK BLISS WOLCOTT III Palmerton, Pennsylvania To say that Frank had been around, would be putting it mildly. Born into an Army family, he had his share of traveling in the U.S. but decided that it was the Navy which would show him the world. Frank claims Palmerton, Pennsylvania as his home town. It was there that he gave his all for good ole Stephan S. Palmer High School, and get more than his share of laurels ... in football, golf, and track. To Navy he brought a fiery determination and competitive spirit that was unbeatable. He led the varsity high jumpers over the bar for three years, earning his first letter as a youngster. In twenty years, look for Frank on top. Page 244 CHARLES HOWARD WRIGHT, JR. Water Valley, Mississippi Viler jiraduatiiig from WVHS, lliis mild-mannered, easy- going gent, spent one year at a liome state junior college before realizing his boyhood ambition by joining the ranks of the Blue and Gold. " Swamp Rat Charlie " (a monicker gained during plebe year) encountered many difficulties with the academics, but managed to have enough extra time for intramural sports, bull-sessions, and an occasional weekend of dragging. Endowed with a substantial amount of natural slowness, his pet peeve was to be hurried. Chuck planned on aviation upon graduation. Vi CHRISTOS ZIRPS Nyack, New York Chris . . . hails from the shores of the Hudson. . . . good humored, versatile and an encyclopedia of jokes . . . bought stationery by the car loads . . . didn ' t believe in spending too much time on books . . . King of the tin soldier industry . . . kept the Drum and Bugle Corps in phase . . . Red Mike . . . excellent Saturday night cook . . . mechanically minded. Going to be a financier in the Supply Corps . . . studied the stock market. Wanted to start at Admiral and work down. Always had a big smile and good word. Whatever he did was done well. Page 245 FIFTH STAFF FALL SET Left to right: D. R. Christensen, D. G. W. Terry, H. D. Day, W. S. Cole, Jr., E. J. Petersen, Jr. WIXTER SET T ¥ y iSh T% .4 «h sT V Left to right: G. I). Miller, G. A. Wilson, C. N. Diesel, C. R. Bell, II. L. Walters, Jr. Page 246 Second Class Agnew, D. JVI., Jr. Anderson, J. R. Austin, J. W. Banfield, T. V., H Brown, J. T. Bruhaker, R. E. Chisholni, L. F. Conboy, T. W. Deem, D. D. Delaney, J. R. Dozier, G. W., Jr. Dworsky, A. J. Evans, E. E., Jr. Ferguson, D. E. Ferrer, K. A. Gerding, J. M. Graessle, P. G. Greenlaw, W. C. Hess, D. L. High, R. J. Houghton, S. P. Livingstone, P. N. Macleay, L., Jr. May, R. C, Jr. Newsonie, W. A., Jr. Nightengale, M. E. Pavey, R. A. Pitman, J. B., Jr. Prestri lge, J. A., Jr. Raper, A. D. Raunig, D. R. Rowley, C. S. Seacord, J. i I. Shearer, O. ' ., Jr. Stelter, F. C, III Strachan, J. Sutherland, T. B. Williams, R. O. Windle, E. W ., Jr. i OMPANY Y O u N G T e R Top row, left to right: Anton, Ballinger, Butterfield, Chastaine, Colbern Conoly, Cowell, Dawson, Francis, Gaines, Gaskill, Gerhan, Gilchrist, Gray, C. M., Gray, J. T. ♦ Kelly, Lange, May, McWilliam, Monahan, Peterson, Renard, Ribbe, Ricketts, Rodes Scott, Sledge, Sloan, Stembel, Tallnian, Thompson, Thurston, Whaley, White, Wynne. P L E B E Bottom row, left to right: Short, Harris, Carter, Feeney, Krieger Gonzales, Schmidt, Reed, Etter Ellis, Hiles, Flatley, Anthony, Schleicher, Roberts. Arnold, Whelan -k Cusachs, Seesholtz, Baals, Miillin, Van Alen, Box, Guest ♦ Kamp, Walsh, Dyer, Hart, Eaton, Gahr ♦ Walker, Dander, Cleveland, Chartrand, Gibson ♦ Esche, Pope, Wilson, Harding, Lynch, Clay. S ». S S :t; i:t If ;f : f t 4m m W- :;f::f:; , %rW-[ !•; t:; « 9. 9 i l.fV.S ' dfe ' . ' ; «| ' IJSL 1 mm «r i M 1 u S ' « . ' I IXTH Second Class STAFF FALL SET Left to right: D. F. Koch, D. W. Rice, W. H. Purduni, W. G. Maser, E. E. Sheeley, Jr. 1 % INTER SET m Left to right: H. L. Swanson, Jr., C. G. Bowdish, 1 . U. Wise, II, M. U. Duke, Jr., K. B. Stafford. Page 248 Abbey, G. W. S. Anderson, R. A. Baird, T. L. Bartholomew, C. W. Basford, M. G. Bassett, B. A. Billerbeck, H. G. BUyeu, R. C. Brendel, J. Chapin, A. B. Chase, K. D., Jr. Chidlev, R. E. Collier, B. H. Curry, T. L. Cutts, R. L. Dahl, G. I. Deppish, W. C, Jr Fields, W. B. Graves, T. K. Gray, B. F., Jr. Grunwell, J. G. Ireland, B. Jones, W. P. Lamore, J. F. McGinnis, D. R. McNenny, P. J. S. Murray, T. F. Prahalis, S. P. Quasney, W. R. Reynolds, J. . Ricks, L. B. Sabol, E. J., Jr. Scoll, R. . Sim maker, L. A. Swenson, G. E. Thornton, M. Z. W ells, P. .M. West, D. W. Woodrow, F. . M.. Ji Wyckoff, I . B. COMPANY Y O II T E R Top row, left to right: Abernethy, Barrett, Boartlnian, Bossart, Caldwell Campbell, Constans, Dickey, Karley, Falge, Foun- tain, Greene, Gregg, Hamilton, Hatch -k Henseler, HillancI, Hunt, Jardine, Lilienthal, Little, Martin, Moore, Ohnie, Peter- son ♦ Porter, Price, Rittenberg, Roche, Rodecker, Schiipp, Solomons, Stewart, Sweeney, Sylvester. Bottom row, left to right: Dillard, McPartland, Woods, Standley, Weigold, Bachman, Frankenberg, KauiTman, Gall Flaherty, Reese, Douglas, Rosenhauer, Hoflfman, Miller, Smith, Evans Fellowes, Allen, Bryant, Horvath, Armstrong, Boyle, Karas Edwards, Lundberg, Flood, Baldwin, Barlow, Morris, McBride, Curtis Biays, McCool, Francis, Arnold, Schmidt, Audilet, Harris. P L E E SEVENTH STAFF FALL SET Left to right! J. W. Stoner, Jr., G. R. Sleeker, F. C. Chace, Jr., H. C. K. Aiau, J. M. Johnston. WINTER SET Left to right: W. M. Craig, Jr., U. K. Krummage, V. G. Nf ma ly, K. H. North, C. II. Wrifihl. Jr. Page 250 Second Class Alter, L. W., Jr. Barth, M. J., II Beckmann, A. B., Jr. Botbyl, (;. W . Brewin, K. L. Burns, K. E. Campbell, J. D. Copeland, E. C. Cronk, P. W. Dulke, S. M. Ertlmeier, G. J. Farrar, W. B., Jr. Ganter, R. J. Garlitz, J. E. Geroninie, E. L. Harms, C. M. Havicon, J. W. Huffer, M. W. Jucld, R. G. McLean, C. G. Meteer, R. C. Nash, O. W. Owens, J. L. Parks, R. E. Post, G. W. Proffitt, R. C. Rice, G. P. Rogers, R. B. Schleiiscncr, W. .J. Shore, II. E., Jr. Skarlatos, P. Snavely, R. C. TalTet, II. ierbioky, . L. Walker, E. K., Jr. " MJ J»i COMPANY Y O r !i E R S Top row, left to right: Betsworth, Biegel, Boucher, Braun, Cacavas, Cannon, Carlson, EUer, Filbert ♦ Foster, Fuqua, Could, Grozen, Harmony, Hunter, Kellerman, Kennington, Lamb, Layn Lilly, Loosley, McCally, Monnich, Paul, Peebles, Kaster, Rice, Rutkowski, Senn Straub, Sutherland, Toner, Turner, Wade, Walter, Watson, Wiesner, Wilhelm, Will. Bottom row, left to right: Ashworth, Dugger, Ballance, Cox, Mays, Mercuro, Peterson, lleisinger McDonell, Fesler, Hanson, Kuykendall, Prokop, Crockett, Ahrens Mozier, Drew, Jones, Cillman, DeVoll, Carrigan, Borden Forster, Cronin, Montgomery, Martin, Harmon, Roberts, Fazekas, Chapman Hovater, Sasso, Smiley, Costilow, Klingensmith, Covey, Diedrich. P L E B E MJi. Jl- ® ' ' « m f» m SMS- . , V • -dHb , , s Tb i BL ■ — rr- ' ' te f t i • EIGHTH STAFF FALL SET Left to lishl: M. G. iyicCanna. Jr., I). P. }leeriiifj, E. B. Oppermann, L. H. Giesy, A. J. (Carpenter. WINTER SET tJ 1, Left to right: W. A. Lawler, R. It. Liilhiii, V . N. Campbell, II. J. Green, D. F. Wagner. Page 252 Second Class Biggar, W. Carter, G. M., Jr. Connor, S. R. Dawson, E. 11., Jr. Dean, H. J. Desseyn, M. H. Gans, G. M., Jr. Gehring, D. H. Greisen, B. R. Hume, K. E. Hunter, W. J. Jernistad, R. J., Jr. Johnson, W. J. Jones, R. F., Jr. Mitchell, D. V. Mobley, A. S. O ' Malia, R. J. Osearson, E. R. Picardat, I), h. Polini, E. T., Jr. Raiforcl. J. D. Robey, G. R., Jr. Rose, C. C, Jr. Shuman, E. A., Iff Stickling, W. R. Topping, J. F. I lllur. I). M. aiigliaii. E. J., Jr. Walker, B. R. W hitc, I). J. AS ood, N. T. " doling, H. L. COMPANY Y O IJ J G T E R Top row, left to right: Aldrich, Bennett, Blair, Brower, Clarkson, Conlan, Conner, D. L., Conner, G. W., Curtis • Dresel, Gallagher, Gamache, Graham, Groepler, Haines, Harrison, Hastoglis, Helms, .Jamison Jeppson, Maitland, Martin, Masalin, McLaughlin, Michelsen, O ' Connor, Parker, Perkins, Powell • Powers, Riviere, Scott, Seborg, Slattery, Smith, Sou7.a, State, Vogel, Wallin. P L E B E Bottom row, left to right: Lippert, Reagan, Perry, Marshall, Martinko, Stockhani, Kriner, Marr, Surma Cohn, N. M., Buchanan, Schoessel. Andrews, Magagna, Johnson, Carre, Conway • Cohn, R. M., Chavarria, Burke, Pfeiffer, Monson, Davis, Park • Wuertz, Carlson, Charneco, WoUf, Bird. Owen Johnston, Cline, Heidrich, Byng, Mini Cook, Brantley, Simonic, Klaassen. Commander F. J. Coulter, USN Third Battalion Officer Third Battalion COMPANY OFFICERS Captain .. I). Mize, I SMC Captain Vi ' . F. Veaudry, USA Lieutenant Commander J. A. Kaldridge, USN 12 Lieutenant R. S. ardy, USN Page 254 FALL SET Battalion Commander HAROLD GLEN HATCH Left to right! H. G. Hatch, J. S. Olson, L. P. Cuccias, L H. Doyle, J. S. an Scoyoc. IISN WINTER SET Battalion Commander MILTON ANTHONY LUCAS Left to right: M. A. Lucas, C. B. Headland, D. J. Rothenberger, A. B. Snively, HI, T. C. Parker, Jr. Page 255 AARON BEATHEL AGEE Pine Bluff, Arkansas Agee lost his given name somewhere between Texas A M and Navy Tech, so whatever you called him was appro- priate. Condition requiring sports interfered too much with this easy-moving razorback ' s rack schedule; so, other than for occasional flurries at the sub squad and company cross country, he narrowed his efforts to obtaining chow and conserving the energy derived therefrom. He was the only mid to draw a pair of binoculars from the Seamo Depart- ment for reading purposes; his braile slide-rule also made a big hit. The Line ' s loss will be tiie Supply Corps ' gain. PHILIP McCLTCHEON ARMSTRONG, JR. Dalton, Pennsylvania The light of day first recoiled from Young Philip on July 4, 1929, in the village of Detroit. ] Iichigan. He embarked on his naval career fresh from Detroit ' s Eastern High through the man-mill at Great Lakes. From the Lakes he did the low hurdles through various ET and AT schools, and joined the troops September, 1919. After ' 49, the man with the PPI eyes laughed his way through the academic and execu- tive obstacles with baflling ease. A good student, a good midshipman, and a good man, McCutch will be welcome wherever he goes, whether he wears dolphins or oak leaves. J STANLEY LEON BACHMAN Lewistown, Pennsylvania Good things do come in small packages. Stanley was small but his fame was large and wide. A man of varied talents, while attending high school at Lewistown. Pemisylvania, and later at Merccrsburg Prep School, Stan participated in dramatics, choral work and wrestling. At INavy he con- centrated wholly on wrestling and was a member of the varsity s(]uad. Stan was very active in work for (he church. Before he came to MSINA he almost dedicated his life to church work. The Navy was indeed fortunate tliat this man chose the sea for his life work. Page 256 « ROBERT GREELEY BARNES CoLUWATER, Michigan From the Wolverine state came a tall, slender fella known as " the Stick. " Stick wasn ' t hard to please but considered a little horseplay, Latin music and dancing, and the " soft stuff " his favorite pastimes. Ml le at Navy the Wolverine engaged actively in baseball, tennis, soccer, football, the Glee Club, the Reception Committee, and the Spanish Club. In spite of his tenacious study habits, Bob couldn ' t keep from being full of those invaluable gifts, friendliness, sincerity and an irresistible sense of humor. Give him two hours of freedom, anytime, anywhere and Stick will come back with more fantastic stories than you can shake a stick at. IR. ilyl, btlie ■aves. THOMAS MERRITT BARRY Benoit, Mississippi An avid follower of the Pogo comic strip, Tom was a man of cheerful disposition who occasionally strummed a wicked uke C ' On Top of Old Smoky " ) or played the trumpet, though not frequently enough. Tom got along well with everyone with whom lie came in contact. A very conscientious worker, he was very active in Brigade activities, having taken over the job of circulation manager of the Trident Magazine in his second class year. He was a member of the fencing team and quite adept with the foil. Tom stood high academically and will undoubtedly contribute as much to the branch of service he enters as he contributed to the Brigade. MELVIN SAGE BASSETT Newport, Rhode Island Here was a man who was robust both in mentality and physique although he was not addicted to either lifting weights or prolonged concentration on matters academic. An intellectual who appreciated those things which make life more enjoyable whether they be of Beethoven or Burle Ives, Luke Short or Benjamin Franklin, fluid mechanics or a game of double sohtaire. Sage had a mind with a sense of humor, and a will to do what he thought right. A wrestler, not only in the ring of competitive sport but in the ring of life. He is a New Englander with a tradition of the sea behind him. No star gatherer he, but a quiet individual for whom opportunity will have to knock but once. " Page 257 ' ROBERT CECIL BLANCHARD Fenwick, Maryland Dividiug his time between soccer and tiie rack, with a lew spare moments for academic meditation, " Doc " fought his way through the lean years on the Severn. A country-bred Maryland lad, he claims Indianhead for his home. Lackey High School, then Sullivan Prep was the background with which he entered USNA. A great resemblance to the " God of 2.5 " may account for his success in getting into the LUCKY BAG. His expectations are a Navy line com- mission to be followed by Navy air in multi-engined craft. Doc claims as his pet peeve . . . E.D. . . . the Execu- tive Department. " You ' re looking for Doc.i He ' s prob- ably in the rack with a paper bound novel of the Old West! " JOHN HUNTLY BOYD, JR. Trenton, Michigan A real plugger, Huntley strove hard to reach his goals, which were usually set high; his reward was ultimate at- taiiunent of those goals. On the winter afternoons when the warmth of a room was pleasant, .John could be found swimming in the " tank " . Saturdays, he gathered in his blue ribbons as a reward for the hard work. He was never with- out many feminine admirers who fell for his winning smile and vibrant personality. The many scented letters that arrived in his room after each mail call were always objects of envy. Personality, looks, and a smile ... he has them all. His thirty years will be a breeze. ' STEPHEN GRAY BOYETT Albemarle, North Carolina This Tarheel came to Navy after spending two years at Pfeiffer Junior College. He rowed for the crew team plebe and youngster years and sang in the Aniiphoiiiil Choir. Steve ' s pride and joy was his golden blond hair . . . Iiis friends called him " Golden Boy " when they wanted lo kid him. Academics (iidn ' t bollicr him so he had plenty of time for his liobliN. weight lifting. Steve had one gripe about Navy and thai was the time of icNcille . . . any time l)efon ' nf)oii was too soon. His desire w as to become a Naval Aviator after graduation. The unassuming manner and genuine warmth of this quiet southern boy made him more than friend to all who Knew hitn. I ' age 258 FKVNCIS THOMAS BRADY MiNKUsviLLi:, Pkinnsylvania A brilliant record in high scliool, bciiifj named to the All- State New Jersey rootball squad prepped P ank for the fortliooming sports calendar at Navy. He demonstrated an unrelenting; drive in the face of many and varied aca- demic barriers, but his winter month afTinity for the radiator bluffed many an OD into believing that he was either an errant bear or a Navajo Indian. Modest beyond average limits, and as Irish as Kilarney, Frank was one of the best known people in the fifth wing. With a brother, Ed, having already gone the Navy way, it looks like another Brady is soon to join the fleet, but this one has wings of gold. oais, fat- utile ijecis JOHN THOMAS BUCY, JR. CoRVALLis, Oregon Tom. prior to entering USNA, was invaluable to the Navy, having successfully passed freshman year at Oregon State as a member of the NROTC. He found this experience very handy for use in asking carry-on questions during our Plebe year. He was active on the LOG staff in the business department. On graduation, he plans to join the Navy air arm and live a life of ease. He almost decided on enter- ing the submarine service, as he was a three-year member of the " sub squad " . An amazing point about this lad was that he completed 2 years, 10 months at the Academy without being ' fried " . JOHN BRODIE CARMICHAEL, JR. North Plainsfield, New Jersey Jack migrated to Navy Tech from the metropolitan state of Jersey, North Plainfield being his home. After a prepara- tory tour of duty at Rutgers he came to Navy well tutored in the ways of college life. His favorite sport was basketball but at the first sign of Spring, you ' d always find him out on the golf course. He was also an active participant in bowling and tennis and a dodger fan to the end. John plans a career with the Navy and it ' s sure to be a very happy and successful one. Page 259 Br " B __ .■ a ' ' ' r 1 w- k DAVID JAMES CARROLL Parade Farm, New Hampshire Dave, a nieinber of the five-year plan at Navy, had the distinction of liaving completed four years of steeplechase competition, running in but two meets. His radiator squad activities were even carried over to a dislike for dashing back to Bancroft after Hop liberties; almost any hop night you ' d find him slowly trudging back with the underclass. When liome on leave however his first love, skiing, got him out of the rack early and kept him racing down the New Hampshire Mountains until dusk. At Navy his second love kept him on an endless search for good spaghetti. After graduation Dave wants to go into flying ... if he can get duty near the mountains. GEORGE ORVILLE CHARRIER MooRESTOWN, New Jersey Here was a real scientist. Even as a school boy George contrived many ingenious devices. Once he built a tele- scope so powerful that the neighbors banned it. They couldn ' t believe his roof-top observatory was for astro- nomical study only. George wants to challenge all unsolved problems in nuclear physics as a post graduation activity. A member of the first hand-to-hand combat squad at Navy, George worked many friendly arm drags and sentry strangles on unwary buddies and for relaxation read books by Mickey Spillane. Everything George did he did with gusto and enthusiasm. His conversation bubbled over with wit and repartee. LARRY DALE COLLIER Wasta, South Dakota Larry ' s spare time was spent in highly successful liberties, bridge, model making, reading and company sports. If the Naval Academy awarded a prize to the inidsliipnian most sympatiietic to its toj policy, " Learn by doing, " Larry would in, hands down. His roommates will testify that among everything else, he learned how to clean a room by cleaning it, and it is quite certain that someday lie will learn how to win a war by wiruiing it, and not by talking about it. In short, while others are still contemplating what to take and how to get il there, Larry will already have arrived " Fustest, with the moslest " . Page 260 1 [ PETER CORTEAU CONRAD Arlington, Virginia Pete decided that he couldn ' t take any more of tliat dull college life and so, Navy and a life of adventure. He managed to squeeze academics in between serving on the Brigade Hop Committee, Brigade Activities Committee, Public Belations Committee, Cheerleading, and singing in the Catholic Choir. In addition, he won his numerals on a couple of Company Sports teams. Possessing a quick wit and fine sense of humor, Peter .was always ready for a joke . . . even at his own expense. A music lover, he had a fine collection of records . . . other peoples. He ' d like nothing better than to wind up flying for Navy after graduation, but in any event, Navy gets a fine officer. ;orge lel rky stro jivfd ivity. lavy, atrv JOHN VICTOR CRICCHI Detroit, Michigan Here was the guy who couldn ' t say no. This quality and an easy going maimer insure that the Creech never goes ashore alone. When not playing bridge, he was usually found winning another N for the Blue and Gold in the squash courts or chuckin ' south side curves at bewildered batters. Vic ' s stomach did flip-flops and the pitter-patter of his heart increased to a pounding tipocki-tipockita when- ever a dark blue jet streaked over, so it shouldn ' t surprise anyone to find Vic winning his wings of gold soon after graduation. Wherever Vic is found in the service of the country, he ' ll never be without a friend. DAVID SELBY CRUDEN Minneapolis, Minnesota Born with a slide rule in each hand, this former Canadian jumped straight out of high school into the top of his class in one easy step. For a long time (plebe year) he was un- able to find a pastime, but finally settled down to dragging every weekend. Active in company sports, he was one of the standout runners on the cross-country squad. This sport, incidentally, proved to be a definite asset on the " flying squadron " . With the winning combination of a keeli mind, a capacity for work, and a personality that instantly wins friends, Scotty will leave a trail of success for others to follow. Page 261 nr LEO PETER CUCCIAS Long Island, New York When the New York Chamber of Commerce decided to vector out its propaganda agents, Navy got " Cooch " . His likes were many and varied . . . many drinks and many women. Cooch was a well noted singer ... in shower circles at least. He was also noted for his murals plebe year. Despite the missiles thrown at him during the wee-hours, he snored like an express train. After the hats go in the air, Cooch sprouts gold wings and follows his two brothers into Navv Air. DALE DUANE CUMMINGS Saginaw, Minnesota After a three-year stint in the Marine Corps and a few weeks of prepping at Bainbridge, " Bulldog " established base operations at USNA. From Navy he vectored out to give the ladies a break . . . and always returned with tales of fair damsel fairly won. Time not spent with the girls was utilized in lifting weights; Dale was a familiar sight, sweating and straining, muscles bulging, tugging at the bar bell. All brawn and no brains didn ' t apply in his case, however. Inherently a " goof-off, " he performed a minimum amount of brain work and always managed to come up with just short of starring averages. Genuinely sincere, always pleasant, Dale was an all-round good guy. ffS - DAVID I ERRALL DALLY Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania On Sundays at Chape l one could not help iiol icing Dave, for as a member of the choir he sang his hymns with much gusto. In high school he was selected lo sing in tiie All- State Chorus of Pennsylvania. Besides the Chapel Choir, the " Kingdsh " belonged to tlie Clee Club, (he Musical Clubs Show and at the ( " amid Ball, directed the second class glee club for its radio performance. Coming to Navy did not dim his love for music, but brought out. in him a groat versatility- Battalion wrestling, football, basketball, Tri- dent Magazine, Manager of the Debating Society. Page 262 ! OSCAR MOISE DARDEAU, JR. ViLLE PLAxrii, Louisiana From out of tlie depths of Cajuii land came Oscar to the Academy scene. Roscoe, as lie liked to be called, spent a year at Marion Military Institute before heading North, although he claimed, strangely enough, no love for a mili- tary life. His pet peeves were P-rades and O.D. ' s who wouldn ' t let him lly his Rebel flag. His favorite saying was " Always act like you know what you ' re doing, and you ' ll never go wrong " . Oscar claimed that he was bound for Air Force Blue ever since he landed a Y.P. doing 30 knots forward, all engines backing full. Oh well, give him a funny story, a good friend, and ol ' Roscoe will always find his place in any service. in base tto mtb I the igbt, ' .h case, m witk mi MICHAEL CHASE DAVIS Long Beach, California Originating from Long Beach, Mike was given only a slight educational boost from Rutherford Prep before taking up lodgings at Bancroft. Brains and brawn, Mike was both; almost every afternoon up in the Davis A.C., amid falling plaster and glowing sun lamps, he and his recruits heisted their dumbells and watched their muscles strain and grow. Boogie and Dixie were this lad ' s musical dish and he was well able to thump out a fast one, himself. " Ladies. Why, yes, I know a few. Come out to California and I ' ll fix you up with some real queens. " Mike aims to dabble in research or in technical fields after graduation. JOHN WALTER DAVISON, JR. Waterford, Virginia The announcement read, " Born to Mrs. J. W. Davison in Pensacola, a baby boy. Peace on earth, good will toward men. " Jack grew up in sunny Waterford, Virginia, but claims any place without a poll tax for his residence. At- tended seventeen grammar schools, three high schools, and Sully ' s Prep before coming to Navy Tech . . . moving around saves rent. Besides keeping the radiators warm, .Tack managed to find time to chirp in the Antiphonal Choir, make Uke a butterfly catcher in batt lacrosse, and march in the band . . . marching band that is, Suh. Occasioned considerable furor in his Navy home with his Marine Corps aspirations. Page 263 WILLIAM EDWARD DELANEY Elmwood Park, Illinois Liglithearted, happy, this man ' s popularity extended right over the grey walls into the hearts of so many of the female sex that the perfumed letters he got each day gave his room mates heartburn. A Notre Dame football fan of note, Bill also reveled in watching the Chicago Wiiite Sox . . . and Sid Caesar. He " wallered " in crossword puzzles, preferred to roll his own (there just ain ' t anything tliese midshipmen can ' t do) chewed occasionally and was a whiz at juggling tennis balls . . . one fatal weakness . . . mar- tinis . . . " without the olive, please. " Despite a trick knee, hot on a ball diamond and cool on a dance floor. EDWARD ROLAND DIXON Washington, District of Columbia Dix, a person of varied nicknames ranging from " Big Ed " to " Monster, " was a large mass of maniiood who came to USNA from the Anacostia section of our nation ' s capital. After a year at Bullis Prep, he decided he was ready. Basically a good-natured guy, he shed his affability annually and battled his way through the Navy football season. Despite his serious and idealistic thoughts he managed to take Navy life in his stride by staying as " loose " ' as possible. The looseness paid off; four years and the system never got the best of him . . . well, hardly ever. ROBERT GEORGE DONNELLY San Diego, California Back in ' 19 a short, dark-haired young man waddled through number three gate. Finally sworn in as a Midshipman, USN, Bob worked four long years making his mark on Navy. June ' 53, and the same short, dark-haired, young man waddled out tuimbcr three gate with a thick gold stripe on each shoulder secure in the knowledge that the oidy marks he ever made at Navy were on his conduct card. For Slump, life at the Academy consisted of studies, demerits, P-rades, demerits, drills, demerits, sleeping, and more demerits. As he put it, " Fm running a four-year obstacle course with anonymity waiting for me at the end. " Cesl la vie . . . cest la guerre . . . cest le Donnelly. Page 264 WILLIAM JOSEPH DOUGHERTY, JR. Bronx, New Yokk " Big Will " came to Navy from Manhattan College, leaving behind the gay and carefree campus life of a civilian col- lege. Although extensively reshaping liis way of life to fit a military career, lie retained nnirh of the general philoso- phy that sleep, sleep, and more sleep are essential to good happy living. Bill started plebe year quite athletically, winning numerals in swimming and water polo, bnt after plebe year he forsook both for a Sinmians mattress. Aca- demics were neither a picnic nor a strain for the " Pale Man " ; he managed to stay on the safe side of the ledger by a little hard work when the exams rolled around. The Bronx sent him and Navy kept him; now the fleet has him. lible. ffOt JAMES GORDON DOUGLASS, JR. Silver Springs, Maryland An Air Force junior . . . entered USNA via the Marine Corps. Quiet, likeable, and easy to live with . . . Doug knew hotrods from crankcase to hubcaps and is still prob- ably working on his own dream design . . . also a par excellence dinghy sailor . . . undaunted by dunkings and frostbite. Wrote letters and concentrated in the off season. Continuously in a state of hunger . . . famous for " Please pass the potatoes and gravy " . . . Take it from him . . . " Johnson Hi Protein Food supplement is the thing for weight-lifters " ... a connoisseur of Dixieland jazz . . . His future . . . sock bag blue. INGELL HAZARD DOYLE Georgetown, South Carolina A true southern gentleman, suh! . . . " Boiler " hails from South (ah said SOUTH!) Carolina. After two years at the Citadel, this guy was all ready for a commission . . . one of triplets; the Academy walls were the first to separate the treesome . . . women. never trust ' em! . . . terrific dancer with a solid beat (knock them knees together, boy!) . . . never lost an argument in his life . . . had a great sense of humor . . . active in company sports . . . tried almost everything with an intramural tinge . . . Naval Aviation is the big attraction . . . sure to be a top-notcher. I r 7 Page 265 ( PAUL LEE DUDLEY, JR. Chevy Chase, Maryland Being a Navy Junior, Dud had his reservations in at USNA long before most of us were old enough to wear long pants. With North Africa his home, you can easily see where he obtained his taste for " trail markers " . Being halfback for the company football team, soccer player extraordinaire, ping-pong expert, and playing an " almost par " game of golf rounded out his athletic prowess. When not dragging Captains ' daughters, sleeping, or touring the links. Dud could be heard reminiscing " Back in ' 16 when I was in Morocco . . . " His sometimes uncanny ability to get things done and his easy personality make Dud ' s aspira- tions for Naval Aviation a sure bet. CHARLES BYRON DUNN Mattapoisett, Massachusetts An ancestry of rugged whalers and a distant relative who reached the rank of rear admiral pointed Chuck ' s way to Annapolis. Outside of the second obstacle on the Farragut Field P.T. torture course, skinny was his favorite antagonist and the oral part of Bull his best friend. His free time was evenly divided between writing letters to his O.A.O. and dreaming of leave on the shores of his home water. Buz- zards Bay, Mass. Sailing was too slow for his taste but a good outboard motor and a planing hull just suited him. Never a slouch, Charlie was ever true to Navy tradition, " ready for a frolic or a fray " . L( II C( Gl s« 1 for tl( Jr; «a SCOTT WARD EBERT Alliance, Ohio " Ebe " started life as a typical Navy Junior but after ten years of wandering settled down in the Midwest. High school looked like it was going to turn into a five-year plan so he left Ohio, prcpped for LISNA, became one of the few " Bullis boys " who survived. His ability to slip by exams in his constant struggU; with the books amazed everyone, including himself. Ebe seemed to have running blood in his veins and was a consistent member of the cross comilry, steeplechase, and extra duty squads. His ready smile and amiable disposition made him easy to gel along with and well-liked bv all of his classmates. Page 266 ] LEON JOHN EZZELL Stamkord, CoiNNlXniCLT ( " oines the tale of tlic typical Coniu ' cticiit aMke ( ' . . . before USINA, Lee piepped at Severn Seiiool. At Navy, li( was active with the LOG and as lacrosse manager. He was born to be a leader but couldn ' t stand to sec anybody work; content when bending an ear to hear some harmonious jazz band, an elbow to support some smooth drink. At avy Lee got the academic stuff without much effort. Whatever duty he may draw in years to come, Lee will always be able to master a task with the same resolution and determination for which he is remembered at Navv. LOUIS McPHERSON FEAD Ann Arbor, Michigan Lou, a kinsman of the Scottish clan McPherson, hails from Michigan. At Navy, he was active in the Drum Bugle Corps, Musical Club Shows, the French Club, Boat Club, Glee Club, and company sports. His hobbies were tennis, swimming, and having fun at parties; he was tops in them all. Lou was known for his cheerful manner and his love for fun. Being the youngest member of the class made him the brunt of many jokes, but you had only to look at his drags, and his ease on a dance floor to see that being young was no handicap. The Naval Academy loses a great guy, but the Fleet gains a great officer. THOMAS WOOTEN FITZGERALD, JR. ScRANTON, Pennsylvania Tom came to the Academy from Florida, North Carolina, and, though much he hates to admit it, Pennsylvania. Always the life of the party, he seldom missed any social events of importance. In pre-navy college, Tom was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Adept at many sports, Tom stuck mostly to soccer. His main ambitions were to graduate and have a good time. His chief satisfaction was beating the late bell to formation even if dripping water from the shower along the way. When Tom meets the fleet, he comes into his own and the fleet is the better be- cause of him. Page 267 W H iW [f ji I JAMES CARTON FLAHERTY Milton, Massachusetts Jim Flaherty, " Tlie Smiling Irishman, " will long be remem- bered as the man who succeeded no matter how great the odds. Never was greater capacity for work displayed by one individual. Probably no single person in the class of 1953 crammed more into a twenty-four-hour day than did Jim. With a heart as big as Dublin, he was a friend to all. An ex-ROTC, Jim came to Navy via Boston College and later the University of Louisville, fresh from the decks of the USS Iowa. Versed in all matters, even the inner work- ings of shunt fields. Look for efficiency, punctuality, and an air of cordiality and ten to one there ' ll be Jim. FRANCIS ARTHUR FLOOD, JR. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Before making the long journey from Ottawa, Ontario, to Annapolis, Frank had to put wheels on his dog sled. Frank earned his stars for the distance, mastered advanced French and outwitted the system, but had his share of cross-coun- try, steeplechase, and extra-duty. He managed youngster cruise with the greatest of ease, but stoutly denies that he ever tried to corner the market in Panamanian bananas or undersell the brew of tiie " One-eyed Indian " . When last seen " Francois des grandes oreiiles " was devising ways to add his two gold stars for academic prowess to the B.S.B. of a Naval aviator. I ROBERT ABBOTT FORD, JR. VicKSBURG, Mississippi Bob was born a rebel in Mississippi ' s capital city, Jackson. At the age of four he moved to Vicksburg, on the banks of the muddy Yazoo River. In his senior year in high school he was number one single on the tennis team and won the city boys doubles with Clyde Brackin. That Fall he entered Georgia Tech as a freslnnan and was admitted to the rebel Kappa Alpha Order. In ' 19 Bob entered the Naval Acad- emy on a college certificate with a Congressional appoint- ment. At the Academy he (-ompetcd in rillc; and teiniis. Bob was an engineer at heart and plowed and sloshed his way through Bull and Dago. lie wanted just two things ... to marry and to fly. Page 268 I, T JOSEPH ALROY GILDEA HOLLID.VYSBUHG, PENNSYLVANIA Who is " Dufify " . . . " Rudolph " . . . " Twiiikletoes? " Just more nifknamcs for tliis son of an engineer from HoUidaysburg, Poiuisylvania. lie liked to travel so he joined the Army, went to Japan, came back to Penn State, and finally, entered USNA. Varsity E.D. . . . second class are not permitted to use ears during the swimming test . . . IPD . . . " but. Sir! " Will the man who is miss- ing a javelin report to . . . ' always a loyal member of the choir . . . " You mean I only get five letters today? " . . . energetic and conscientious in every field . . . ever present wit and good nature all made " Tittle Toot " the taut indi- vidual he was. stet sor 5.B, ARTHUR HAROLD GILMORE ILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA Gismo (a name that Arthur obtained as a result of his electrical " gismos " in prep school) came to Navy from Pennsylvania. After living with two Southern gentlemen for only a few brief months, he began to appreciate their easy way of life. He could always be located in his sack . . . the rest improved his eyes. A bona fide member of the sub squad he also had new and exciting ways to upset sailboats ... on cold days. His happiest day, with few exceptions, was the day he threw his Spanish books over the sea wall. Oh well, Spanish isn ' t everything. I fraini :lin maynard gilpen MuNciE, Indiana Frank hails from the " little Chicago of Indiana, " Muncie. He came to Navy via Purdue University, where he was an NROTC student. His chief interest was the tennis court. As a side line he also played a little squash during the winter months. One of his lesser talents was composing poetry. Like his brother middies, Frank found academics one of the necessary evils to be endured . . . but it can be said that he endured them very well. Most mids had a secret ambition and Frank was no exception. His was some day to raise thoroughbred horses. After graduation Frank wants to eventually go into the submarine service. i I Page 269 i ROBERT EUGENE GORMAN Michigan City, Indiana Robert, the curly-haired boy from Micliigan City, Indiana, was Navy all the way through. As a lad, he tried everything in newspaper work from paper boy to assistant circulation manager. Immediately after high school graduation, Bob signed up for a three-year hitch in the Navy and, being a man of high ambitions, applied for USNA. After prepping at NAPS, he entered the Academy. At Navy, Bob was a social cut from way back. All was not play with him though, quite a bit of his time was spent with the rifle team, athletics and, last but not least, academics. Bob " s first love was flying and after Camid he definitely decided on an Air Force career. JOHN ALAN GRAFF San Diego. California Jack writes Peking, China, as his birthplace but claims California and " Dago " as home. He praised Southern California to all comers, and said year-round swimming was just for him. His favorite hobby indicated his earnest desire for Navy Air. Give him a bottle of Bavarian beer and a few New Orleans jazz records and he was happy. He actually understood ' Skinny ' and enjoyed lab when he could make sparks fly. Much of his spare time was spent practicing his muscle-beach routine with the barbells. A career man for sure. Jack and his wings will be with Navy for thirty years ... at least. Iff me pie JOSEPH LOUIS GREENWOOD, JR. Brlstol, Ni:w Hampshire A typical New Hampsliire Yankee with a pronounced " Bawston " accent, Joe came to the Academy by way of Tilton School and NAPS. When asked why he remained in the bucket section in French, his rcj ly was, " The trouble with th(!se people is that tiiey cant understand the King ' s English. " Though admitting that " Southern Belles " were easy on the eyes, Joe maintained that the home {insu girls were his choice. Hi; combiMed his wry wit and down-east frankness toward making the stay at Bancroft seem more pleasant. He could taki ' it and dish it out as well. Page 270 li I: 7 FREDERICK HAHN, JR. Savannah, (ii;oRGiA With over two years in the fleet beliiiid him, Fritz came to the Academy as an ' " old salt " . Like tiie true rebel, iiis favorite position was horizontal and once piebe year was behind he became a charter member of 53 ' s " sack chib " . lie veliemently denied any charges of laziness but did ad- mit being a little tired at times. Fred was a member of the Marching Band and took part in numerous intranuiral sports, batt track being his major interest. Any mention of subs was sure to get Fritz ' s attention for he was only waiting for the day he becomes skipper of some trim, sleek, steel fish. Mt nhe ipent i, A ROBERT BARTON HAIG Belmont, Massachusetts " Thunder " was an avid athlete; his first choice on a long sports list was skiing. The clime of Crabtown being ad- verse to the pursuit of his first love. Bob confined his in- terests to battalion football. As the years roll by and memories of USNA come to his mind, none will be more pleasant than the times when he, waging the day to day battle with the Skinny Department, successfully beat them at their own game. Thunder insisted that dragging was a must for every mid and few weekends passed during which he didn ' t indulge. After graduation Bob wants Naval Aviation. WILLIAM CARROLL HALL Dracut, Massachusetts Only twenty-four hours in a day? Here ' s a guy who could convince you it wasn ' t so, for all Bill ' s activities couldn ' t be crowded into just 24 hours. As Managing Editor of the Log Splinter second class year, his job, insuring that all assignments met their deadlines and coordinating various editorial activities, was a full-time job in itself. Writing his Shakespearian commentary on life for the Splinter under his pen name, Willy, and managing Navy ' s gym team also enlivened his days. Bill brought to the Academy a never- ending source of good humor and a ready friendship for all those who knew him. i Page 271 i 4» ROBERT CHARLES HANMORE Boulder City, Nevada From a little bit south of the stock yards in Chicago, a fun- loving guy was pulled from the gang around the corner to fulfill a life-time desire and become a hot naval pilot. Al- though he tried to alter the system, he spent many of his week-ends checking up at the main office just to see if every- thing was running smoothly. Secret ambition was to be Mayor of Chicago or a lobster fisherman . . . Bob was the oyster-eating champion of the Brigade. Would have been a Red Mike but the girls didn ' t give him a chance. Bob ' s friendly smile and good nature will carry him to a long and successful career in the A ' avy. GUNNAR OSCAR HANSEN Mobile, Alabama " Swede " came to the Naval Academy fresh from a year ' s service in the Marine Corps. Though he loved good clean fun, Swede could be counted upon in a pinch to come through with his reservoir of good old common sense. A sense of humor as boundless as Mobile Bay, his birthplace, will forever prevent pessimism from darkening the sunshine that Swede knows exists along the byways of life. Which- ever calling Swede takes in later years, hell follow it with a diligence worthy of envy. in Af eiii Spi can an RICHARD ADAMS HARRIS Oakdale, Connecticut Dick found life pretty smooth, but only because he made it so. Things just didn ' t ruffle him. Even if they did he wouldn ' t let anyone know. Some people called him shy, but Dick ' s learned that listeners learn twice as much as the talker. lie was congenial and reserved at the same time. Moderation was his pattern for life and his life was just that way — evcrytliing measured to the proper proportion. His quiet self-confidence will work slowly but surely to convince those about liitn llial Dick is a guy worth knowing, liking and being with. Page 272 I JACK WILLIAM HART Detroit, Michigan V , a real native of th( Golden Bear Stale, came to Navy Iroin the Fleet. Prior to his entrance his travels had taken him to at least three corners of the earth, and he was bound to settle down for a few years before going on to the fourth. Serious and industrious in his nature, he worked hard at saiUng and track. Always ready for a parley on any sub- ject, he made a good name for himself within the Brigade as well as with the fair members of society. Bill enjoyed all of the better things in life: women, bourbon, and sleep; and whenever the opportunity arose he took full advantage of all of them. years clean come ic, A iplace, iisliine liicli- HAROLD GLEN HATCH Port Arthur, Texas It ' s a long way from Texas to the Naval Academy, but Glen managed to make his way from Port Arthur to Navy and in the process gained several years of valuable experience. After one year at Stephen F. Austin and over three years enlisted time in the Navy, he arrived from NAPS with that unmistakable air of the Texan about him. Though he measured a mere five feet nine, he was Texan straight through. Was no star man, but in French, he excelled. Speaking French with a Texas drawl wasn ' t easy, but it came out fluently. He hopes to join the aviators and make a career of Naval Aviation, but wherever he goes ajid what- ever he does his personahty and ability will give him suc- cess. ROBERT EDWARD HATCHER, JR. Albertville, Alabama After a short term of leading a gentleman ' s life at the Uni- versity of Alabama, Bob signed up for a hitch in the Navy, where he first became interested in the Naval Academy. He was always able to find time to devote to his favorite pastime, sleeping, while the clutchers were steaming at flank speed with their slip-sticks. His intense love of the water was acquired during his frequent trips to the instruc- tion pool. His plans for the future include the Sub Service and having a good time. His agreeable personality and his ability to mix well assure him success. Page 273 ALBERT MARION HAYES, JR. Stuttgart, Arkansas Al came from the Southwest, though he claimed it was more Soutii than West, a place called Stuttgart, Arkansas. Picking up the scent of salt air, he arrived at the Academy after a year at Arkansas State in the ROTC. Al was a lover of sports, especially football, but he developed quite an interest in academics, too. He divided his extracurricu- lar activity time between two things, photography and writing his girl back home. A typical razorback, he was the strong, silent type until something hit his funny bone and then he couldn ' t be stopped. His chief ambitions were graduation and the Navv. CARL BEN HEADLAND St. Paul, Minnesota No stranger to water, lots of it, Carl came to USNA in the footsteps of his brother, from land-locked Minnesota. Having put in a year of newspaper work and one as a lofty " Fiji " at the University of Minnesota, studying pre- journalism, it was no wonder that " Head " soon found his way onto the Splinter staff where he held down the Associate Editor position, second class year. No slouch on the athletic field, Carl concentrated his efforts toward keeping the soccer team happy, no easy job. His perse- verance and high efficiency brought him the managerial position first class year. JOHN MORTON HENSON Corona, California Mort came to the Academy after spending most of liis life lying in the sun on Californias many beaches; although he seldom saw the sun at ITSNA, he did spend his spare time in a horizontal jxisilion. He left his sack only for an occa- sional lubbei ' of bridge oi- when lonted out by the managers of the steeplechase and volleyball teams. His three semes- ters al the I ' niversily of liedlands enabled him lo pass all academic hurdles easily. Tn spite of occasional brushes with the Executive De[)artment " s many sword carriers, Mort managed to spend a week end or two each month escorting his latest O.A.O. He decided it would be some phase of aviation I ' oi him after graduation. Page 274 I EARL EDWARD HILL, JR. Helena, Montana Coiiiiiig all tlio way from Helena, Montana, Earl soon adapted liiinselC to the Eastern ways and Eastern young ladies and was notably successful in coping with both. Karl brought with him from the plains of Montana, a deep rooted skepticism which yields to nothing which cannot be proven scientifically. He must constantly know the physi- cal " why " of things, and he spent interminable hours Imddled over monstrous scientific volumes, designing gadgets for installation in flying missis affairs. Ed is cer- tain to be a success in the fast changing Navy into which he emerges as embryonic gentleman, officer, and research scientist. in llip esola. iloflv : pn- ndliis II the ichon ofard perse- sgfrial MELVIN LEROY HILLER CoRVALLis, Oregon Mel, known as " Bones, " hails from CorvaUis, Oregon. He came from the Fleet via Bainbridge. In high school Melviii made quite a name for himself on the athletic field and as president of the student body. At Navy, as a star fencer and one of the leaders in the brigade, Mel was well liked by everyone, especially " 2515 " ... He was conscientious and worked hard . . . Although not a star man his grades were good and he could probably have done better had it not been for his wives . . . Mel ' s hobbies were sports of any kind. The lad takes Navy line and sets out on his career with no regrets. HERBERT ARTHUR HINCKS Louisville, Kentucky As smooth a character as you ' ve ever met — including that high forehead which is gradually reaching the back of his neck. Happy Herb appeared first in the before then peace- ful city of Louisville, Kentucky, where, in high school, he graced St. Xavier High with his athletic prowess. Herb spent most of his infrequent spare time at the Academy figuring market quotations and a system for Churchill Downs. Athletically he w as as versatile as they come (foot- ball all the way to squash) ; and he was always a step ahead of the academic departments. Wherever Herb goes he ' ll find success and a host of friends, thanks to the good fellow- ship he offers. Page 275 1 JOHN EMERSON HOCH, JR. Arlington, Virginia " When Irish Eyes Are Smiling . . . " Mr. Hocli ' s vibrant young voice filled the first regiment end of Midsliipmen ' s Mess, and all hands knew that plebe (Caruso II) Hoch was again on the prowl. Plebe year decided Jack ' s attitude toward his subordinates: " Hard, but fair. " He was an " on the ball " guy with real ability . . . anybody who kept his name off the frap sheet as long as Jack did, rates a " ell done. " Noted for using his head, he was the mainstay of the twelfth company soccer team. His sense of Iminor, likeable personality, good judgment, and keen pride in the Service make Jack a real asset to any old branch of the service. CARLETON CROSBY HOFFNER, JR. Arlington, irginia Hoff was born in the desert of Washington, D. C, with a silver anchor in his mouth. Hoff was a world-famous ice skater, but slowly rusted away because of Severn ' s salt water vapors. The hieroglyphics on his B-robe, numbering only ten, were for Plebe rifle, varsity squash, and a big juicy for stompin ' the Hudson Hellions in tennis. Socially, Hoff was a natural slash. Parties became alive, or at least he awoke the dead, with his version of " Mountain Dew " accompanied on his uke. lo re! fil pil all. sui llie seci froi JOHN JARED HOLT Covington, Virginia Covington, Mrginia, where you can stand on the post office steps and knock on every door in town, was Jack ' s home- town. Before he l( iU ' ncd that studies at Navy were different from those of high school. Jack was on so many trees and bushes that his parents thought he had transferred to the forestry service, ()rking hard at academics, by the end of youngster year he had learned to say, " No habla cspanol, " with almost no trouble. Fond of all sports. Jack put his athletic ability Id work on the lacrosse field. Havi ng an innate fear of high places, he hopes to seek refuge in the deep sea . . . submarines his choice of duty. Page 276 II EDGAR GEORGE HOPE, JR. Erlanger, Kentucky Edgar George Andrew Nelson Hope, Jr., Esquire, dragged l)is bare feet from tlie blue grass of his home state long enough to plant them (in shoes) on the shores of the Severn for four 1-o-n-g years. Ed kept his voice in good shape during his two years at the University of Kentucky by singing the While Star of Sigma Nu. He kept in condition by living on the fourth deck each year, singing in the Chapel Choir, and only eating three pieces of strawberry pie at one time. His biggest plans for the future are to retire as an Admiral immediately after graduation on full pay, and go back to a little farm house beside a still. DAVID FREW HOPKINS Penn Yan, New York Hailing from the Arctic regions of New York, Dave came to Bancroft straight from high school. " Hoppy " was ever ready for leave, Christmas, Spring, or Summer. The watch- dog of the U. S. mail, he could sniff out packages from home without the slightest trouble, and his bottomless stomach pit was the destination of many wild contributions. An all-around sports enthusiast, he could usually be found suited up for football, basketball, or crew . . . seldom was the Sunday morning that he wasn ' t glued to the sports section of the paper (somebody else ' s). A " party boy " from way back, Dave looks forward to a life of laughs. ALBERT WILLIAM HOUSTON Charlotte, North Carolina First exposed to higher education at Davidson, Sam had the necessary background for an easy climb up the Navy academic ladder ... if that is possible. He was tagged " Sam Houston " plebe year and it stuck. A four-year letter- man in two sports . . . company cross-country and radi- ator squad, Sam was always involved in some new hair- brained scheme. Once he took a Washington restaurant at its word and made a very thorough " white glove " inspec- tion in their kitchen, earning himself the title, " Inspector " . Friendly, sincere, Sam was always busy, always welcome, always ready to listen to your troubles. He was a guy you liked . . . and never forgot. Page 277 j AUGUSTINE EDWARD HUBAL, JR. Sayville, New York The near proximity of New York City to his home made Gus know how to make the most of practically anything. He trained his stomach for a sea-borne life during the many races and celebrations that he passed on Mother Mer. Left field at Navy was held down by the little guy in the big suit who could pelt that apple a Long Island mile. To supplement these talents, Gus took up several other sports and naturally he excelled even on Monday mornings. His most loved sport was company steeplechase. You could always find him either following the pack or under the boards in MacDonough Hall. Gus and a good party were almost synonymous; just ask any one of his friends. JOHN KENNETH HYATT, JR. St. Louis, Missouri The only trouble with the Naval Academy, according to the pride of St. Louis, was that there were no bag-pipe bands around to provide an atmosphere. It was rumored that John tried to turn back when he learned that ' 54 was going to Scotland on its Youngster Cruise. As both his father and his grandfather graduated from Navy, he had a tradition to uphold. He did it in the best manner, even adding a few touches that could only have been his own. John did take enough time off from his ED practice to get his numerals in Plebe soccer and swimming. His one ambition was to become CNO and replace the boatswain ' s whistle with the Scottish bag-pipe. HI as 11 of I mi derf Jay FOLSOM JENKINS San Diego, California Buz . . . born Navy . . . raised Navy . . . what would be more natural for Buz than going Navy! ' He was born in Washington, D. C, but being a sailor and needing a port he picked San Diego. After graduating from San Diego High, he took the first step toward his life ' s love: to meet new friends . . . especially beautiful wotneii . . . never witho ut a diag on week-ends. An expert on pipes and tobaccos . . . wants to be a tin can sailor just like his " ole man " . . . his pride and interest in the Navy mark liini a fine officer to be. ' age 278 DAVID BUCHANAN JONES Pasadena, Californiv Your first iniprcssioa of Davy is tiiat ()ii have tnel a lad who lias an irri ' sislible combitiatioii of friendliness aud sociability coupk-d with a quick mind. Try to stump Dave on current events or any book from the pocket sized edi- tions lo the classics and you ' Illose your shirt . . . he ' s read " eni all. Only once did the system give him any trouble and that was younjister year ... he missed getting the bull prize by one man. Besides women Dave liked soccer and lieldball ... he played soccer all through high school and did quite well in that sport. Till the last Dave was open for suggestions regarding the field to go into after graduation . . . so . . . SIMON JAY KITTLER MoLiNE, Illinois " Si " Rittier, mirthful, bouyant, and always optimistic, was a necessary and stimulating member of the Brigade. He was noted for an endless series of rural ballads: ' ■ as an Old Soldier Had a Wooden Leg " and " Was an Old Hen Had a Wooden Leg, " etc. " The Baron " or " Room Corporal " as he was termed by his wives, was beset by the odious fate of nonswimmer qualifications, but through genuine efTort even the tedious demands of the breast stroke were ren- dered. Meticulous in dress and punctilious in manner, Jay will always be remembered as the original iieart of generosity. ROBERT HERMAN KNIGHT Charleston, South Carolina " Fuzzy, " as Bob was known to his friends, left his Charles- ton home at the age of 18 to join the Navy. After surviving boot camp and 10 months of electronics school, Fuz wound up at NAPS, prepping for the Academy. Academics were his biggest headache, and chewing gum liis worst vice. Between academics, the sub squad, and being a member of the Brigade Reception Committee squaring the visiting teams away, he still managed to spend a Uttle time with his favorite hobby . . . the rack. Two weeks of youngster summer settled his career; says Fuz, " Fll slick with the Navy and Subs . . . you can ' t beat that chow! " Page 279 MARSHALL LEE KRATZ Denver, Colorado Marsh Kratz left llie mountains and headed for tlie con- fines of Crabtown. This jolly, good-looking, fun-loving man was always ready, able, and willing to help out a classmate. The " Polar Bear " was never able to make the Radiator Squad, he spent too much active time in company and battalion sports and trying to be a gymnast. Marsh was the founder of the " I don ' t like sweaters with white works " club. His favorite method of relaxing was to light up his pipe, sit back, and enjoy the music from his well-stocked classical record collection. ROBERT WARD KUFFEL Kalamazoo, Michigan KufT was physically characterized by an aquiline handsome- ness, wavy blonde hair, a rapid off-beat step, and a moose- call voice. " Whispers, " as he was affectionately dubbed, was no giant, but was a bundle of energy and ambition. Bob brought his bounce into the Academy and immediately took over the position of manager of the Plebe Rifle Team. He was active in boxing, volleyball, and cross-country and at his best in the mad social whirl of a Newman Club or Knights of Columbus affair. An embryo submariner at heart, Kuff longs for the day when he enters tiiat service. F-K trig Aci ast« joice DIETRICH HENRY KLHLMANN Camden, New Jersey Finding himself with a real yen for one of those Bailey, Banks, and Bidclle specials, Dick went Navy way and buckled down. Tall, dark, and . . . as the old saving goes, tiie boy spent his four years on an equal mixture of fast weeks and female accompanied week ends. With 150-pound football, an afternoon of squash, or proving he could swim, Dick kept himself busy. Aflcr four years of trying to mem- orize the eye ciiarts, it looks like the Supply Corps is getting a great guv- Page 280 I WILLIAM FOWLER LaLONDE Clayton, New York In the year 1929 came the crash, and witli it, a son to the proud LaLondes of Clayton. After a year and a half at Clarkson College and over a year as a white hat. Bill found himself surrounded by the cold, grey walls on Severn ' s shores. Bill found no problem in deciding which extra- curricular activity he wanted. It wasn ' t long before he had his yawl command and knew every buoy from Newport to Annapolis. Bill stood well in the top half of the class despite burning out three slip sticks with steam problems. He has come far, but he will go even farther. MARVIN FRED LARREW Newton, Kansas F-Red brought a bag of gold clubs, a cheerful smile, and a bright red crop of hair to Navy by way of the Marines. A career wasn ' t the only good thing that Fred found at Navy. He doesn ' t plan to do his cooking after graduation. Giving extra instruction in Spanish and company sports claimed a lot of Red ' s youngster time, but he could often be found reading his Bible. It kept him happy. If you asked him the reason for his cheer, he would answer, " Re- joice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice! " JOSEPH BAILEY LOGAN Portsmouth, Arkansas Joe, a son of Johnson County, Arkansas, graduated from Fort Smith High School, and desiring to see a little more of the world, joined the Navy. After 18 months, he came to the Academy from Navy Prep. Small in stature, Jose was one of the very active members of the Third Batt wrestlers and company sports squads. Never very loud, when he was in the sack that is, his presence was known from the tailorshop to the second wing laundry cage by his ear- piercing treble. Nothing seemed to bother him ; unclutched, vibrant, and full of spice and vinegar, Joe was always handy at bringing a little more life into the routine existence of the midshipmen. Page 281 DONALD EUGENE LOVELL Syracuse, New York It was a cool, rainy day in Miami. Aerographer 3id Don Lovell stood by his weather-guesser ' s shack, confident in his knowledge that the sun was in reahty burning tlie place crisp. Little did he know that in a few short years Syra- cuse ' s barometer genius would be graduating from the Naval Academy. His budding genius burst into full bloom in writing fiction for the LOG. While no candle burner, Don placed well in his class and was never too busy to lend a helping hand, a cheerful smile, or a few of his mother ' s cookies to needy classmates. His sound judgment and common sense will insure Don ' s success as a naval officer. MILTON ANTHONY LUCAS MuNHALL, Pennsylvania " Schpordt " prepped at Wyoming Seminary . . . Plebe year was voted outstanding authority on Mary Hay worth . . . " Mr. Lucas, do you know where my laundry is. ' ' " . . . Loves women . . . " What ' s the hot smoking word on the uniform, mate. A slash from beginning . . . specialized in 150-pound football and wrestling . . . " Chow. ' . . . no thanks, gotta lose four pounds by Saturday ' s meet. " . . . Fan of the Pirates . . . " Bald by twenty-five. Really! " Always with a smile . . . energetic, spontaneous, friendli- ness and intelligence are attributes which go for making a success in the field of Milt ' s choice . . . above or below sea level. .Iff Ml vonn ' ill Ike B(lis[ iWer itaBd]; ROBERT JAMES LUCAS I ' oRTLAND, Oregon Bob came East from the land of tall trees, (all niounlains and tall tales. Way out there in the paradise of Portland, Oregon, he left his father in the butcher shop and boarded the mule train east. Alter resting a year at Coluinbian Prep, he walked thirty miles to Annapolis to begin a career in (he Navy. Bob was the best Innnorcd Plebe in the old lliirtcentli compailv until he heiU " Little .1. " , a first class- tiiati, in a gaiiK- of chess. From then on . . . tcli . . . tell . . . For thice yeais lie pnjved his value to the ninth cotnpany cross-countrx and steeplechase teams. Al ' tei ' ' 5!5. keep your chinineN lifi cd in because " ole Koher ' plays tag with t he anut ' ls. I ' a-e 282 • P WILBUR JAMES MAHONY Dknver, Color do " The mail came out, of tlie niouiitaiiis . . . but tlie moun- tains didn ' t come out of tlie man. " ' Jim spent ofF-moments dreaming of camping and fishing in the Colorado Rockies. As a star man and a high grease man lie was affectionately tagged " Phoiiy-Maiiony " by his classmates. When Jim wasn ' t wielding a lacrosse stick or running cross-country, he could be found doing anything from helping classmates with academics to preparing the lesson for his Sunday School class. After spending three years as an enlisted electronics man, Jim was convinced that submarine duty is the best in the Navy. FREDERIC ALBERT MANN Phoenix, Arizona A generous smile . . . affable . . . pleasant personality . . . genius in the field of electricity ... all were phrases which readily applied to the character and demeanor of young Fred. Journeying from the Grand Canyon State to subscribe to military comforts a la Bancroft, " Fearless Fred " lost no time making his mark in the USNA annals. His prodigious talent in electronics often manifested itself in the skinny department massacres. Fearless easily held undisputed claim to the Brigade " whammy " championship. Ne ' er a soul outstared this man of destiny. From every standpoint, associations with him were pleasant and never to be forgotten. SAMUEL POWELL MASSIE LOWESVILLE, ' lRGINIA " Slim Sam, " in the uneven trade of a rooster for a reveille bell, laid aside his plow, picked up a slide rule and headed for the Naval Academy. Having the inside dope about the actions and strategy of " revenoors " Sam had little difficulty dodging the Executive Department. Electrical Engineering took a little more effort but his long legs once again took him ahead. Although not a varsity sports player, his sense of fair play and will to win helped him lead his team to many victories in intramural sports. Sam ' s future lies in the Navy Supply Corps and later, in retirement to that farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Page 283 k CHARLES MERRILL McCARTY Ames, Iowa Chuck was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but later moved to Ames. After high school in Ames where he lettered in football and track, " Pug " spent a year at Iowa State where he became a member of the local Tau Kappa Epsilon fra- ternity. At Navy he answered to most anything — " Luck, " " Tarzan, " or even " Um-gow-wa " — but mostly " Pug " . What time he didn ' t spend with J.V. football or the third batt track team he spent in the rack. His favorite pastimes were chow, sleeping, and dragging ... in reverse order. Pug was just an easy going guy w ho early decided to make the Navy Line his career. THOMAS JEROME MITCHELL Houston, Texas " Big Mitch " was born in the land of movie stars, Holly- wood. He came to the Academy from the Lone Star State which he adopted for home. After two years at Texas A. M. Mitch jumped into Academy life with at least a will to succeed. Commonly called " The AU-American Boy " for his athletic versatility and good habits, Mitch rowed a year in the first plebe shell, but later switched to soccer where his rugged frame was put to good use. Mitch was famous for his 1700 words-to-a-page letters. Having a great aversion to parallel rules and sea duty, Mitch hopes to find a long hitch ashore in Air Force Blue or Marine Green. Com yean tesy Soul llial Jelei Iry, of CLARENCE EDWARD MOORE Coon Rapids, Iowa Ed, llic land-locked Admiral, came to Navy as Coon Rapids ' contribution to national defense. A true son of Iowa, he came prepared to enlighten all comers about the produc- tion of hybrid corn. After completing high school at Coon Rapids, Ed spent a year at Iowa State. There he became a navy aspirant and soon made his way to Crabtown. Com- pany and battalion sports claimed most of his free time, but he still found time to act as company representative and a member of the executive committee. Deciding academics were not diihcult, Ed spent his share of time in the sack and earned himself the title, " Comsacrat " . Page 28 1 I I FRANCIS WILLIAM MOORE, JR. Peabody, Massachusetts There were two cliaractcristic sounds which identified tlie animal called Rouge Moore. The first and loudest was his singing of many ballads from many lands and the second was an all enveloping silence when tlu; redhead was engaged in his favorite pastime, sacking out. Following the slogan, he joined the Navy and saw both the sea and three different colleges. Deciding to end that enjoyable life, Rouge en- tered the academy via NAPS. At the Academy he ex- celled in batt football and boxing, and company Softball. He also gave Brigade boxing a few of his off moments. The fleet will be enriched by Rouge ' s presence after he leaves the Academy. itate ma occer ame RUFUS JOSEPH MOORE Lafayette, Louisiana Coming to the Academy from the deep South with three years in the fleet, Rufe impressed everyone with his cour- tesy and genuine friendliness — the attributes of a TRUE Southern Gentleman. Seemingly tormented by a devil that never let him rest, he worked and played with a serious determination . . . good at everything he tried (and he ' ll try anything once). Already possessing a vast knowledge of Navy lore, Rufe was found constantly seeking more. Wherever he goes in the Navy, his warm personality, driv- ing ambition, and proven ability will carry him far. LARRY LEE MORGAN South Sioux City, Nebraska Born in South Sioux City, Larry was a cattleman and a loyal fan of Nebraska ' s Cornhuskers. He was a man with a lot of aliases, but " Chipmunk " was his favorite. Although active in all sports he could be found in McDonough Hall during sub squad sessions. Studies came naturally along with romantic historical novels. Good natured, keen of wit, Larry ' s pleasing personality easily won friends. He gave the Drum and Bugle Corps the benefit of his golden- toned bugle. Spent his afternoons in the upper wrestling loft or trotting around Thompson Stadium ' s oval track. I r 1 Ki 1 m H W l l ; « IL €• Page 285 RICHARD ALAN NEIN Reading, Pennsylvania From Reading, Pennsylvania, to Navy came Dick Nein, bearing tlie nickname " Hook " (which he acquired during his high school basketball days). A three sports star at Reading, Dick continued along iiis athletic inclinations at Navy by winning awards in 150-pound football, basketball, and lacrosse. Hook ' s academic worries were few and he was able to devote considerable time to his study of botany . . . the Fern species. His never-ending supply of chow from the O.A.O. managed to stave off the pangs of hunger from himself and from many of his less fortunate buddies. Always ready to go along with a good joke, Dick will never lack company. ANTONIO NE AREZ El Paso, Texas Tony Nevarez ... a short, stocky, black-haired guy who never said much until he got into the boxing ring . . . and then talked plenty with his gloves. In his short but brilliant boxing career he was heading for the top, downing all comers; he was stopped finally by an old eye injury. Tony was known for his perseverance and hard work. Coming from the Fleet, he worked hard to make the grade. His hard-work formula won him top honors in the Fleet ' s Electrical School. At the Academy he continued to apply his fornmla with creditable results. Born in Colorado of Mexican heritage, Tony ' s strong but quiet manner earned him great respect amoiig his classmates. BRUCE FRANKLIN OGDEN Washington, D. C. Somehow, Bruce managed to keep a former Miss America in hand throughout plebe year; but four years will often de- stroy the best laid plans. Some lot it be said that he pru- dently divided his time between the Marine Corps Cazette and his beloved rack; the truth is, he desperately slashed the whole four years only to be cut out of the anchor at the last minute. In the event tiiat the Corps some day no longer has need of his services, you can look for him in I lie Congressional Record. His determination to see our coun- try on top won ' t end with his retirement from the service. Page 286 JOHN SCOTT OLSON Hancock, Michigan ■ " Hey Swede " were llie words you used il ' you wauled to get a response out of this rugged six-foot specimen from the upper peninsula of iVIichigan. Probably Joinniy " s first yearn- ing for the sea eame when he used to watch the ore boats trudge by on their way to the mills. Except for the time John went to Montana as a forest fire lookout, and to B(m-- niuda on a " reserve " cruise . . . he spent all of his lime up in the " cold country " . John was known at Navy for his interest in everything from academics to the social whirl. He always seemed to have that little explanation that cleared up some question in your mind. and fat igall Tony ining leet ' i apply do ' of araeJ ARNOLD JOSEPH ORR Beresford, South Dakota " Arn " served two years in the Marine Corps and attended NAPS at Bainbridge before coming to the Academy. His one great love was Doris Day. Never a dull moment when Orr was around. He kept the troops on their toes with his quick wit. Enjoyed all sports . . . was a great asset to battalion football and lacrosse teams as well as the company steeplechase squad. Never strained at academics . . . " Exam tomorrow. . . . I ' ll look at it after breakfast. " When he did study, he used a microscope to read with. Very level headed, he returns to the Corps after graduation. FRANCIS JAMES OSTRONIC Omaha, Nebraska Arriving on the scene August 3, 1929, in Omaha, Nebraska, Frank didn ' t take long to make his presence felt by the Cornhuskers. Skipping through Central High School, he spent most of his free time taking the state honors in wrestling. Next on the list was Creighton University and more golf. Somehow tiring of civilian life, Frank came to Severn, carrying his golf clubs and health books by Bernarr McFadden. The Academy gave no problems to Frank as he hit the books as hard as the golf balls. Always had a smile when things were tough, always pleasant com- pany in any crowd. I Page 287 ■n B % ' w Kr 1 WILLIAM JAMES PAPE II Waterbury, Connecticut Bill was a boy who never had to work hard for a good mark. His warm friendliness and consideration made him very pleasant company. Staminawise, Bill had his full share . . . whether fighting a P T test or a Skinny exam. His expe- rience with water began early. Although sailing in the wat- ers of Long Island Sound gave him a sailor ' s weather eye and a full appreciation for the cjualities of his vessel, Bill was not solely a rope and canvas sailor, he was equally proficient with Sonar or Loran. Wherever Bill may find duty, his warm personality and great ability will inspire the confidence of those who serve with him. THOMAS CARROLL PARKER, JR. Elizabeth City, INorth Carolina Dubbed " Teece " by his classmates, this amiable, handsome fellow was destined to become a Navy man from the day his mother pinned the first " three-corner " on him. Tom comes from a real Navy family, his father being a member of the class of ' 25. Tom graduated from E-City High School in 1948 and attended Davidson College for one year before coming to Navy. He excelled both at Davidson and the Naval Academy. His constant drive and the desire to do a job well will make him an asset to the service he loves. An Uoi Cra pla; ters linii bis gin{ pie ]o t m WILLIAM JOHN PETERS Fanwood, New Jersey Willie Pete came to the Academy as a ceramic engineering major from Rutgers University. He hails from the teeming metropolis of " Fanwood, New Jersey, hey! " His four years at liSNA were characterized by his dry humor, self-admin- istered " flat top " haircuts, his eternal quest for a party, his inexhaustible supply of nicknames for his unappreciative classmates and last but not least, his proud allilialion with the JV choir. Outside of Bancroft Hall he was active in intramural sports and 150-pound varsity football. After graduation Will wants a Naval flying career that will make the minimum demands on his knowledge of Dago and Nav. Page 288 GEORGE EDWARD PETERSON, JR. i: v London, Connecticut George once liked flying but lost his enthusiasm during second class summer when he and his instructor took ofiF in an 3N, each thinking the other had the controls. Pete was well suited for being a late dragger and had no trouble beating out any member on the flying squadron, thanks to his ability as a track man. His interests included coin collecting, photography, and announcing for WRNV. George ' s great accomplishment was being one of the earliest members of the class of ' 53. He was called in so early that he was unable to attend his own high school graduation. day Tom year land re to oves. ARTHUR MURDOCK POTTER, JR. Edgewater, Maryland Art was born and grew up in the second smallest state in the Union. He called Wilmington home, although he lived in Crabtown during Christmas and summer leave. Sports played a large part in Art ' s life. In high school he won let- ters in baseball, football, and basketball and still found time to be president of his class. At the Academy he spent his time studying, playing squash and baseball, and drag- ging. Spending too much money on a date was a catastro- phe to Art. He could keep a straight face while teUing a joke and his pet saying was, " I was only kidding " . Art was a quiet serious guy but he knew when and how to have fun. CHARLES ROBERT PRIEB Chicago, Illinois A natural mechanical ability, coupled with a thorough knowledge of the slide rule made the academics at Navy come easy to Chuck. But he was never convinced that it is necessary to know European history to be a Naval officer. After trying his hand at soccer and baseball plebe year, Chuck turned his efforts to sailing on the varsity team. Many were the days he brought down the wrath of his room- mates upon his head for dripping Severn salt water on their clean deck. Best known for his infectious grin, he was a firm believer in the old saying, " Smile, it costs you nothing and gets you everything! " I Page 289 HOMER GEORGE PRINGLE, JR. Mobile, Alabama Hailing from Mobile, George marched with the Grey in any argument concerning the " War of Northern Aggression ' " . He was a fluent speaker, and could have excelled as a lawyer or insurance salesman. While the other guys were still casting doubtful, hesitating glances at the chow, George was usually downing thirds or fourths. A quick thinker, he talked his way out of many fraps which others would have run off. He was able and energetic, and once he set his goal he pushed and hammered until he reached it. ith his ambition and joy of living, George is bound to fly high in his career as an airman. S ILLIAM EDWARD RAMSEY Alexandria, Virginia Bill . . . sometimes called Ram-Ram . . . had been every- where in the U. S. plus Hawaii ... A typical Navy Jr. . . . " If God made anything better than airplanes and women He kept them in Heaven. " Had a wonderful sense of humor ... a very friendly and easy-going manner . . . when not playing the joker he could be found in the s imming pool or on the golf course . . . " study hours were meant to be spent in the rack. " Had considerable trouble with the Executive Department . . . hopes to follow in his father ' s Xaval aviation footsteps. EVAN HAYES REDMON, JR. BoECHEL, Kentucky Evan Hayes " W oody " (you ask him how he got it) Redmon came to the banks of the Severn from Louisville, Kentucky. Woody ' s spare time was spent on the soccer field or in his favorite position reading a good book . . . probably by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He could ol ' lcn be heard nnimbling . . . " God, those were the days " . . . and from the look in his eye it was easy to see some sweet flapper bouncing around in his red head. The time at Navy luld : number of memorable moments for Woody . . . the students of V. of M. will long remember the ' 51 pre-game " festivities " . . . and if fate smiles, maybe someday " Admiral " Redmon will be dictating his new best seller to some luckless yeoman. Page 290 HARRY ERNEST KOBSON Johnstown, Pennsylvania Harry foiind liis way to Navy via Bullis Prep. lie stood six feet tlirec inches tall, fought gravity with a force of a hundred and ninety-eight pounds and was known through- out the Brigade for his friendly smile and cliccrrul " hello. " Hap was quite the sports fan and player. When not on the links, he could be found in the gym, where he was always first draft choice for the afternoon basketball games. He could also tell you scores and stars of all past Navy games. He was one mid in a million who knew what the quiz was on without reading the lesson. As for books, Harry says, " hat are thev. Who has them? " LANE ROGERS SUMNEYTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA One bright September day in quiet Bryn Mawr, Pennsyl- vania, a palette cracked open and there was Bog. He grew up with the usual boy activities plus a rabid interest in the profession of his parents . . . art. Not satisfied with being a sergeant in the Marine Corps, Bog trod his weary way to the Academy and made another run at life. In his fourth deck aerie he became prolific and Le Roge cartoons and spreads became famous. His extracurricular work was prodigious. The Marine Corps reclaims him, but none will regret having known and lived with the inimitable Mr. Bogers. WILLIAM THOMAS ROSS, JR. San Diego, California Bill was a Navy Junior familiar with the ways of the Navy when he came to the Academy. His major interests at the Academy were Yawl sailing and classical music, but when the time was right, he would never turn down a good party (his favorite pastime). Bill ' s determination to become a Naval Officer was always with him, and the Navy was his first thought. His quick sense of humor, sportsmanship, and readiness to make friends have helped him make his mark at the Naval Academy. In the years ahead he ' ll become everything he desires . . . and more. Page 291 i0t X. r DONALD JAMES ROTHENBERGER PoTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania Sure hes Pennsylvania Dutch! . . . Just ask him. " It means naw-thing. " " Chesty " went out for his afternoon exercise in a big way; always active in batt football or soc- cer, or a good workout in the gym. He particularly liked good food, good drink, or a good book. He always got the straight word and was seldom wrong in an argument. A family man at heart, he had one big fault . . . everything had to be neat. Don had Navy line in the front of his mind and, with his agreeable disposition and ability to get along smoothly with everyone, he ' ll go far in liis chosen field. JAMES WILSON ST. JOHN Warren, Arkansas Before his Midshipman days, Saint, the rising young poli- tician from Warren, Arkansas, was an honor student at Marion Institute. There he received a good military back- ground for the life to come at the Academy. He adjusted easily to the academic life and always kept his nose to the grindstone. He did find time to excel in company cross- country and steeplechase. He was quite a social cut and wrote voluminous quantities of correspondence. Won quite a lot of fame for his melodious tones during plebe year, but sang only for special occasions afterwards. An all-roiind swell fellow . . . Lou froB mad cam Cor| «om ones liep JOHN PASQUALA SASSANO Cre.sson, Pennsylvania Some three years before coming to the Naval Academy, .lolin signed up in the " Fighting Man ' s Navy " . After Boots, ,Iohn attended ET school at the Great Lakes Naval Research Center, in Anacostia, and finally ended up at the Submariiu! Training Center at New London. Graduating from the school, he was assigned to the Sea Leopard, where he ( ' arned his (lol])liins. However, he gave up his " first love " for the Prep school at Bainbridge. After the Naval Academy. .lohii j)laiis to rclMrii lo llie subs for dul . Page 292 I ROBERT AUSTIN SCIIALLER PiXHAM Manor, New York Boh bosa " liis college life at Oberlin College near Cleveland, Ohio. Alter two years of dull parties and dates, Bob got away from it all and found himself a home in Annapolis. The pictures of numerous slender, well-built boats posted on his locker door are ample proof of his deep interest in sailing. He earned his Yawl Command plebe year! Though blind dates seemed to be Bob ' s specialty, no doubt the right drag will come drifting by his yawl someday. His boundless energy and determination to get ahead spell many Navy Line stripes for Bob. poll- ,tat tack- isted )[h loss- and juitf M. LOUIS CHARLES SCHLAUFMAN Melrose, Massachusetts Lou . . . " Poco " . . . was a transplanted clam digger from Melrose, Massachusetts, whose passion for oysters made him famous at Navy. An easy-going fellow, Lou came into the Academy after a tour of duty in the Marine Corps. Athletics were Poco " s first love . . . football, base- ball, swimming, handball, tennis . . . Lou played them all. He always contended that he could 40 any quiz given on either the funnies or on the sports section . . . His favorite pastime, when he wasn ' t playing sports or fishing, was women. Lou loved them all and had no trouble finding ones to return his afTectioii. He can ' t miss, no matter where he goes after graduation. CHAUNCEY EVERETT SCHMIDT Iowa City, Iowa Chico (that cognomen came to Chaunce by way of his dago prof), had his start in the good oF tall corn state. Motivated by a deep loving for sea life, Chico directed his footsteps to the Naval Academy. Fond of athletics, Chico excelled in company football, basketball, and golf. During second class year, he was a member of the 3rd Batt crew that won the Du Bose Trophy for excellence in sailing. Handsome, serious, but friendly, Chaunce will smile his way over all the bumps life has to offer. i I Page 293 " JEAN HEDRIX SCHLLTE Marysville, Kansas Jean joined the Navy early in life. After a tour of duty in the Philippines and on the West Coast, he entered the Academy via Bainbridge and Fleet appointment. At the Academy, Jean divided his time between company sports and managing the varsity tennis team. He was also a mem- ber of the Newman Club, Stamp Club and Glee Club. A classic music lover from way back, .lean had a stack of LP " s hard to beat anywhere in tlie hall. His love of fine food and a good time made him a perfect buddy for that stag weekend. Jean, his red hair, easy smile and clean living were a much envied combination, often emulated, seldom equalled. EDWARD TYLER SCOTT Los Angeles, California This man ' s interests ran the gamut from stamps to femi- ninity; it was rumored that he had a fine collection of both. Academics claimed some of his energy, and a pair of stars testified to some success in that field. Athletics of a casual sort interested Ed. There was a slight delay in the execu- tion of the head carry during second class lifesaving, but after all, there are other carrys. A life centered around the Navy ' s submersibles claimed a lot of thought, and P. G. work intrigued him, as you would expect. You ' ll be able to recognize him quite easily, just look for the man with the big smile and the golden stubble on the top of his head. LELAND HART SEBRING Si:nRiNG, Florida One beautiful day in June " Cheeta " left the branches of his native jungle in (not (piitcO always sunny Florida. Hart ' s hometown, Sebring, was named after Grandpap Sebriiig who chased all the Indians and Culifornians out of the swamps. After serving a hitch in the Navy, Hail was well-versed in Navy ways and traditions (nalurals arc bet- ter than snake eyes, two on the black are wortii 15 on I lie red, work iiard, play hard, and don ' t give your girl ' s ad- dress to nobody). Always a guy wlio loved a joke iind could lake one. Har t was a bu ldy among buddies . . . first, last and always a friend you could count on. Page 291 ■ STUART HOLMES SHERMAN, JR. WiNNSBORO, South Caholina Altlioufi ' h comlivg to Navy from the Soutli, " Slii " liad none of tlie slow fliaracleristics . . . rattled llirougli a P-work ill nothing- flat . . . always on the go . . . quick to oatch onto anything . . . had what it takes . . . Iield a high regard for his career and will go places in the Navy . . . Tall, good-looking, and athletic, Stu held his own in just about every sport. Liked his " off time " activities too, especially a certain Carolina Belle . . . became a social cut by taking an extra trip to Europe during Second Class Leave . . . always ready to lend anyone a helping hand . . . Navy gets a good man. Ik G, tie. Ik BERTRAND DEAN SMITH Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Navy watched Dean become high scorer on the 150-pound football team liis youngster year . . . then go on to the varsity the following season for a repeat performance. Pretty good athlete, eh. While he was roosting on the fourth deck, fifth wing, he developed a purple hatred for his con- stant companions, the seagulls, and was often seen brandish- ing his fist or propelling an occasional orange at the hapless creatures. Hence, his impressive nickname, " Bird " . It ' s a little difficult to say where Dean ' U be when it ' s time for old grads to gather round, but wherever he is, be assured he ' ll be sharing life with his beloved Kay. DELVIN WELLINGTON SMITH, JR. Danforth, Maine Only man the OD ' s had to bend over to inspect . . . run by all hands for his height (or rather lack of it) . . . only reply was a smile and his characteristic chuckle . . . from high school to Navy and electronics after a spell of " ab- normal " (civilian) life . . . thence to the Academy for second class Juice . . . oh, that average! . . . now, back to the fleet for a taste of sea duty with his one gold stripe . . . " Delta " ... a tried and true New Englander . . . as far north as the east goes . . . featherweight football any time of any day . . . shoes and letters — if it wasn ' t one it was the other . . . dreamed of hunting again and raising numbers of those Navy Jr ' s. . . . t I Page 295 DONALD DAMIEN SMITH SiGOURNEY, Iowa After spending several years in the Navy, breezing through all types of electronics, DD came to the Naval Academy and sailed through its academics. An individual who never let a moment go by without becoming involved in some new task, DD worked in many extra-curricular activities. (He was even president of the Newman Club.) Plebe year he was infamous for his musical talents in general and his . . . rendition ... of " Laughing Boy Blues " in particular. Never worrying about his stars, Don found time to brandish a racket on the tennis courts or take a trip over to the golf links. Liked, imitated, sought for company, Don has noth- ing blocking his way to success. THOMAS JOHN SMITH Lakewood, Ohio " Tojo " was first introduced to the gay and carefree campus life of college at Purdue University. Although reshaping his manner somewhat to fit a military college, Tom retained nmch of the college-learned philosophy that scotch, women, and song are essential to happy living. Although not athletically inclined at the Academy, Tom did win an N from the Executive Department. Academics weren ' t a picnic for Tojo, either, but he managed to stay on the black side of the ledger by a little hard work when the exams rolled around. Tom goes to the fleet with no regrets. ABRAM BARR SNIVELY III Potsdam, New York " Cub " came to Navy after an interesting and comprehen- sive hitch with the " Corps " and two unforgettable years at Williams College. I ' ulling himself away from college party life. Cub weathered the storm with flying colors but will never forget " ... a week, Snively " plebe year. A great guy; with his cheery smile, sharp wit and imagination he was never without some incredible tale of the fabulous China station. He was headed for Naval diving until an astute friend enumerated tlie twenty-one fates a diver can meet. Then it was naval aviation, flghters. After carrier cruise the cry was multi-engines. Page 296 I I WILLIAM HERVEY SNOUSE Springfield, Ohio Walt, a quiet, casy-fjoiii " : Oliioaii, was both a liard playing athlete and an outstanding student. He played batt iool- ball, company steeplechase, track, and fieldball, but his favorite was baseball. His nuisical interests were in the opera field, as his paper thin Carmen record will testify. Walt ' s favorite reading materials were plays and biogra- phies. His hobbies were hiking, camping, and, of course, records. His beie noire for four years was the English, His- tory and Government Department, which was certainly a hindrance to a growing affection for academics. Walt ' s trademarks were a cheerful smile, a friendly greeting, and a larger willingness to please. ALLEN HOWARD SOMERS Paducah, Kentucky Al came from Paducah, Kentucky. This may account for the friendly wit which he displayed and the slow easy man- ner which won for him many friends. There was no denying the good fellowship and cheer that he spread wherever he went. His athletic prowess expressed itself on the squash courts during the winter and on the golf links during the spring and fall. His golfmg swing was smooth enough to rate him a spot on the varsity squad. An enthusiastic sports fan and follower, there was no getting around his loyalty to the teams of his native state, but over it all the lad was Navy through and through. EDWIN FRANKLIN SPAR Orchard, Nebraska Hailing from the plains of Nebraska, Ed came to the Academy after a year at the University of Nebraska. Next to baseball, he liked to read and spent most of his leisure hours feverishly absorbing the works of the old masters. His pet peeve was the " grossness " of the plebes and much of his energy was expended in improving this sad state of affairs. Ed hoped to obtain his masters ' degree after his initial hitch in the line. Known by his peers as a " slasher " in math, his ambition was to someday return as a math professor. He should easily realize this goal; ask any mid who ' s been in his math classes. Page 297 i FRANK RIXON STAFFORD Alameda, California Frank " Rixie " Statt ' ord eacli Fall battled his way into the hearts of the spectators at Battalion grid contests. He was a great lover of Scotch bagpipes and wanted to fly overseas as a naval aviator to obtain his own someday. Wherever Frank set up headquarters you could be sure of finding the latest volume of ' " Pogo " tucked away on his bookshelf along with other novels of interest. He had courage for liis convictions but sometimes contradicted himself for the sake of a red-hot argument. Undaunted by prowling sword bearers, he could even be heard rebattling such contests as the war with France, the War of 1812, and the war in Korea, with his roommates after taps. DANIEL MORRIS STARK Ft. Smith, Texas Dan was the usual Texan with the usual line and the usual drawl. Not quite a cowboy, his pet peeves were big cities, crowded places, and non-Texans. After graduating from Poly High School in Fort Worth, Dan entered orth Texas Agricultural College. After completing his first year of petroleum engineering, however, he made the long trip to Annapolis. Not one to take a strain in academics, he got by without too much studying. After graduation, Dan wants a commission in tiie Air Force or the Marines, but keeps one eye at all times on that little dream ranch " deep in the heart of Texas ' " . Lea durii star( leftl was spite acadi to be could sa™ RICHARD MICHAEL STEIGERWALD Cleveland, Ohio Dick came to ISNA after a stretch in college. His fiist major disappointment came when after two years of first- siring cDmpclil ion on the varsity subsquad he lost out in the crucial momiMit and passed his " A " test. " Tigger " was a busy man in intraniurals, and Brigade Activities though he still managed to capture a maxinuiin ol ' sacl time. His famous last words were, " .lust wail " til niext term, Fm really going to liit the books. " A warm-liearted, amiable personality put him in a class of his ow n . . . esteemed by all who ever met him. He ' ll always be a standout. Page 298 f V5ILLIAIM FRANCIS ADAIR STRIDE, JR. Gloucester, Massachusetts Here was the man to prove that a proper Bostoiiian doesn ' t liave to be stuffy. In fact, he made it look like down-right I ' un. There seemed to be a good portion of deviltry as well as salt water in his blood. He sailed Back Bay with ease and still managed to keep his hand in on the Chesapeake. Tennis and squash were his real passions. Some of his more serious effort resulted in a number of top-notch short stories where you may find an attitude retlecting his European travels and sympathies. A warm glow and a hearty laugh seem to follow him around constantly so you can bet that whatever he is doing, it will be a frolic. JOHN BELLOWS STURGES, JR. Webster Groves, Missouri Leaving a permanent mark on the society of St. Louis during his necessary educational days, John set out in search of more and better education. Why the lad ever left his carefree days at college to come to the Academy was alw ays a mystery to everyone, John included. In spite of his never-ending battles with the executive and academic departments, he accepted the Navy ' s challenge to become a Naval officer and won. Monk ' s strange ways could at first stun you. Five minutes later you were saying, " John, how ' s to double date this weekend? " Fine, clean inside, John was unforgettable. THEODORE TALLMADGE Columbus, Ohio Ted n.m.n. (no middle name) Tallmadge spent four years amid the chem labs and classrooms of Columbus Academy prepping for his college days. A year at Keayon was cli- maxed by his initiation into the ranks of the Delta Tau Delt as. One month later, in Memorial Hall, he again raised his right hand and joined the chorus of " All this I do solemnly swear " . Membership in the German Club and a big number 29 on the Battalion " Inter-Murder " football squad rounded out his pre-service education. For his post- graduation O.D. watches, he prefers the splinter fleet. A sampan on the Yangtze? Page 299 THOMAS HAYDEN TAYLOR Newnan, Georgia Disproving all of the jokes about " Georgia Cracker, " Tom was always there with a broad smile and the old style " Southern Hospitality " for everyone. Coming to the Academy from Emory-at-Oxford College, Georgia, Tom found a home on the dinghy sailing team where he and his little dingliy achieved fame among his sailing companions. Tom attributed his silence and very long face to his awaken- ing to the trials of the world, but claimed his other vices were all " learned " him by his innocent looking wives. Tom hopes the future puts him in the undersea fleet. He claims he loves that sub chow, cooked Southern style. JAMES EDWARD THALMAN Wheeling, West Virginia Hold everything! The " Mountaineers " have invaded the ranks of the brigade. As a plebe " Big Jim " graced the old 18th (after one year at West Liberty State in West Vir- ginia) with his presence and " We ' ll get ' em tomorrow. " You might have said at first glance that Jim was an easy- goin ' guy; be not misled, he was. Not only was he sports- minded (a junior Shirley Povich) but also a firm supporter in company athletics. Casting aside all jest, Jim did a great deal for the company; his cheerfulness, good naturedness, and friendliness cheered all those around him on those " Blue Mondays " . I SOI vai kl llif or dai leii to I His Mi, FREDERIC JOSEPH THOMAS Lowell, Massachusetts As a tot of seventeen, Tom quickened his step to " Semper Paratus " and joining our distant cousins in New London, stayed long enough for a square-rigged cruise. After re- tiring from usee;, dawdling for two years at Boston Col- lege, Joe transferred the first week of plebe summer ' 19 to the Academy. Joe ' s many friends and fans soon elevated liiin to Company represenlalivc. Class Crest and Bing Committees, and official huckster for the LOG and Splinler (and a few other of the well-paying jobs) ... no activity escaped this versatile lad ' s attention. Shining wings and lazy dolphins were pel topics with this renowned traveler who had only begun his trip up. Page 300 JAMES RAY THROOP Par.vmus, Nhw Ji:rsi:y Girls were a poor third on Jim ' s preCereiice list bchiiid ama- teur radio and model airplanes, but thanks to the Carvel Hall tea fights and a New York convertible, Jim had just as much trouble with women as anyone else at Navy. A year at Syracuse U. and natural ability made him the nemesis of the buckets; stars were permanent fixtures on his dress uniform. A great believer in the plebe system, Jim ' s motto was, " A good plebe year is a tough plebe year " . Jim was active in such varied activities as the Marching Band, Aeronautical Engineering Club, Spanish Club, and the Radio Club. He set his heart on Pensacola upon gradu- ation. MILTON HOLBROOK TOLMAN Greeley, Colorado Milt literally burst down upon the Academy from a " mile high shack " in Greeley, Colorado. His buoyant per- sonality immediately won him a wealth of friends and in- variably made him the center in any gathering. If not battling in the wrestling loft Milt was likely to be found in the sack battling out the philosophy of life with Will James or some such character. Milt ' s taste in music and his large classical collection turned his room into a veritable record lending library. He could always find more things to do to keep from studying than the rest of his wives put together. His dynamic personality and natural intelligence insure Milt a long and successful career in the Fleet. ANTHONY MICHAEL TORTORA St. Albans, New York Tony brought his Long Island accent with him to the Academy. His favorite pastime, the " uke " he dragged back witli him from Youngster Christmas leave. Breezing through academics, he put quite a bit of effort in on behalf of the Batt and Company football teams. His other ath- letic abilities . . . well, he was top man on varsity sub squad, but despite overwhelming odds, did pass his " A " test, evidencing all the buoyancy of a chunk of Vermont marble wrapped in white works. Not in the least perturbed by his phenomenal success he set his sights on a Navy career and all the joys of Navy life. Tony will come out on top no matter where he goes. I % Page 301 EVAN CARL TRUAX Sac City, Iowa " Uncle Ev, " Iowa born and bred, was the shining example of a midwesterner . . . " Big Ten " football forever. Sports enthusiasm from way back, he liad it instilled in him on his high school football field, basketball court, and cinder track. Periodically quit smoking (like most red-blooded Mids after the obstacle course and swimming test). Ev loved writing and periodically threatened to write a book. To everyone ' s relief he combined his two loves into Training Table Talks for the Splinter. As friendly as he was hard working, Ev always made good company with his rich supply of everything from poems to witty jokes. ROBERT COLE LMBERGER Bluefield, West Virginia Hailing from Bluefield, West Virginia, Bob arrived at the Academy after a two-year hitch in the Fleet. Immediately he descended with zeal unequaled upon the sailing activities of the Academy. Bob ' s inherent sense of neatness and conscientious attitude made plebe year easy and his training as an AT3 in Memphis stood him in good stead in many of the advanced studies. Being ready and willing to give out sound advice, possessing a wimiing way with people, (plus the fact that he was a compatible bridge " fourth " ) were a few factors which made Bob an all-around guy with great hopes for the future. Icoi (Irt nil tlie bel JAMES STEPHEN VAN SCOYOC Picoria, Illinois ,lini, belter known as " Scoolcr, " is a smiling mid-wcslcrnci- hailing from Peoria, Illinois, lie desired a Navy career and so sailed (o I ' SNA instead of bargaining witli one of the several schools who wen- bidding lor his athletic talents. Plebe year found Jim holding down a hcilli (in the baseball team and ending the season as high scorer of the plebe cagers. His genuine friendliness and manner made hiin a popular person at Navy. During his " leisure " time, .lini usually grabbi ' d a little extra .sleep or sat in on a few hands of poker. Page 302 WILLARD GLENN VIERS, JR. Signal Mountain, Tennessee Coming from Vanderbilt, " Gus " quickly recognized tlic fact that radiator was definitely his athletic calling. If you couldn ' t find him at extra instruction or down in the steer- age, you needn ' t look furtiier; he would be in the sack dreaming about the letters he should be writing. It was rumored that Gus knew the officers on the Ac Board by their first names because of his trips on those Mondays following exams. A great backer of Navy teams, he still thought that Baltimore, Philly, and New York provided better settings than Annapolis. DONALD CHASE VOELKER WooNsocKET, Rhode Island The fact that he hails from Rhode Island is no indication of Don ' s size. From the city of Woonsocket, 194-pound Don came to the Academy on the heel of an NROTC engi- neering year at Brown I niversity in Providence. Don ' s successes at Navy were primarily in the academic field, but he was a ready aud hard-playing participant in everything from batt football to table tennis. Don was active in numerous engineering clubs . . . still had time for his private library of the classics. Proud of his New England heritage and fond of his home, Don swore that the sweetest mile was that " last mile home " on the old Woonsocket local. Page 303 WILLIAM WALTER von HAUSEN Baltimork, Maryland Bill came to USNA from Baltimore via McDonough and Johns Hopkins. To the eye, an everyday midshipman; to his friends, a concentrated package of explosive capa- bilities; he was an authority on anything and everything. Master of the quick change and sporting ten nimble fingers, Bill seemed to stop the clock every evening ten minutes before formation while he showered, shaved, groomed, and whipped off a multipage letter to his O.A.O. As the leaves turned to gold, and the Baltimore games loomed up, Bill ' s friends trembled. Reason? His mater spread a superb table. His aim, the sky; his goal, the stars; a bright future looms for Bill. BEN AWBREY WADSWORTH, JR. Roanoke, Alabama In 1919, after a two-year tour of duty as assistant squad leader NROTC at Auburn, Ben transferred to USNA. The red-haired, rosy-cheeked lad from Alabama easily adapted himself to the change and became " one of the boys " . At Navy, Ben was very active on the Trident maga- zine, as lacrosse manager, and on the all-Navy Sub Squad. Ben ' s most time-consuming hobby was women . . . char- ity to the ultimate . . . loved ' em all . . . He was the life of any party and a heck of a good guy. Ben ' ll be a success at anything, and owing to his peculiar aquatic ability, just can ' t stay away from the top. I A St lion clasi ofti inti ?ase a 11 tb free Brid 1 I Page 304 JAMES McALLEN WEBSTER Princess Anne, Maryland A staunch Eastern Shoreman and a man of liberal educa- tion, USNA being his fourth alma mater . . . Harvard, class of ' 17 and a Sigma Chi at Bucknell . . . spent plenty of time in Navy blue . . . V-12 and as an ensign on a can in the Pacific . . . knew all Sasebo . . . w hat an athlete a weightlifter of renown . there goes one with medals ' the spots in Tsingtao and . . . soccer and running . . . . . guided tours and " Hey, ... one of Navy ' s official greeters, Reception Committee . . . loved that new Bay Bridge . . . Not much doubt that if the preference num- bers fell right this lad would be back on a destroyer. JOHN FRANKLIN WELLINGS Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Though best known to his family and pre-Navy friends as ■ ' Jack, " his fellow Midshipmen called him " Jeff " . Fortified with a year ' s study of petroleum engineering at Penn State he came to USNA bringing with liim a determination to wear the gold wings of a naval pilot. A great natural ability to learn and a willingness to work and study hard combined to make an outstanding record for him. Certainly his great love of fun and capacity for making friends will keep him in the memories of all. Page 305 4 I RAYMOND LEE WILLIAMS Baton Rouge, Louisiana Ray lost all signs of his southern accent while roaming the country. However, he never lost his gentlemanly air or his way with the ladies, as proven by his frequent appearances at the hops. Ray " s main interests at Navy were the Sailing Club and the Intramural Sports Program. Spent many week ends and part of summer leave sailing Naval Academy Yawls in Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. His gallant efforts in the sports program, though not always victorious, showed his will to win. Ray spent his time hunting and fishing back home during Christmas and summer leaves. Yep, he had a squirrel or two to his credit. JOHN PERRY WOOD Columbus, Ohio Haihng from the great north country of Ohio. " Jape " won more than his share of buddies w ith his quiet and disarming manner. Never troubled with the academic aspect of academy life, he passed the four long years philosophizing on the relative merits of " The System " . Rarely plagued by the fairer sex. Jape devoted his free time to a brief ven- ture into the squared ring, serving as ballast for the sailing team, and outwitting the executive department. Out to run the naval service, Jape will find his share of gold there. w m He ii ' :: Page 306 RICHARD TALIAFERRO WRIGHT Cold Spring Harbor, kw York He was bound to be a navy man from the word " allengines- ahead " . With his friendly and helpful disposition and eagerness for any excitement, Dick was always a lead-pipe cinch to be the man to make the crowd complete. He was a crackerjack lacrosse player from plebe year on through. He won his letter as a youngster and was a mainstay on the team. A card shark at any game, buddies will remember him best peeking from behind his pile of poker chips. One of the few who managed to spread his leave time over all of this continent and half of Europe. A versatile man with a pen, the executive department found it well-nigh im- possible to pin anything on him. RICHARD PAXSON YOUNGJOHNS oRFOLK, Virginia Claiming Norristown, Pennsylvania, as his birthplace, and the Navy as his home, Dick looks forward to a naval career with hopes of duplicating his father ' s success in the fleet. " Rick " devoted practically his full time at Navy to musical endeavors, having membership in the NA-10, Marching Band, Chapel Choir and Musical Clubs. A theater thespian . . . Dick ' s theatrical career was marked by his perform- ance as the feminine lead, Katie, in the Masquerader ' s production, " The Parlor Story " . He was so successful that his buddies voted him " Drag of the Week " . Page 307 NINTH STAFF FALL SKT Left to right: C C. llolTuer, Jr., .(. T. Buoy, Jr., J. . Cilclea, K. E. ( »rman, I). W. Smith, Jr. WIXTKR SKT S Uft to right: M. C. Davis, J. I " . Welling , K. I,. Viillianis. C. E. Moore, I). C. oelker. Page 308 Seeoiicl Class Barczewski, S. J. Bentley, T. K. Burke. K. ;. Burns, K. 1). Dollard, P. V. I)i G. V. Jr. Easton, P. B. Fryberger, E. L Fullam, D. M. Gard, ;. I., Jr. Hart, V. P., Jr. Hartley, R. K. Ilinkle, n. R. .lackson, E. H., .Jr. KoUiiiorfien, F. J. Leslie, R. Marshall, R. R. McGurk, K. J. McKenzie, J. A. Moebus, L. F. Montross, R. W. Mutch, B. A., Jr. Myers, R. C. Oakes, R. C. Pease, D. L. Peterson, K. A. Piekard, D., Jr. Rainzy, J. R. I{ea l, R. R. ReasoiK x ' r, R. 1 ., .|r. Reiss, C E. Richards, W. T. Roherlson, R. R., Jr. Rodriguez, W. P. Ross, R. M. Scott, L. A. Soden, W. G. Steapall, W. R. Thomas, C. W. Whitehead, J. B. Wright, J. R. COMPANY Y O r $ T E Top row, left to right: Arnold, Bair, Baldwin, Bates, Bishop • Bourke, Caraway, Draves, Emery, Fairey, Frost, Cilstad, Graue, Hague, Haynes • Heath, Hepworth, Holder, Holland, Kronzer, Luzader, Martin, McClure, Miller, D. Raymond, Miller, D. Rodgers ■ • Mlekiish, Nelson, Rentz, Saunders, Smith, Thearle, VoUum, Wigley, Williams, Willis. Bottom row, left to right: Hagedorn, Hendrickson, McGrath, Smith, Lang, Ball, Ford, CunnifT, Wharton Gulick, Edgar, llerndon, Dolph, Schatz, Scanlon, Skene, Bush • Shigley, Suter, Johnston, Wilde, Priee, Hackeling, Nagel • Thomas, Fulk, Weeks, Zahrycki, Webster, Fetch, Bittner, Shillinglaw • Layne, Brown, Green, Peters, Fallin. P L E B E TENTH •i STAFF FALL SET Left to right: M. L. Hiller, II. W. Hobson, L. H. Sebring, C. K. Prieb, W. T. Ross, Jr. WINTER SET 19 19 I efl to right: J. V . Hurt. I). I . ( ' .iininiings. J. W. .1. IVters, I.. I.. Morgan. Page 310 I. Scluilte, Second Class Anderson, W. S. Beck, J. L. Bricker, J. C. Brown, C. II. Burkhardt, L., Ill Clark, S. V. T. Elsbree, F. B. Emerson, E. K. Foster, S. R. Hamilton, J. L. Harvilla, J. A. Ilemings, R. M., Jr. Henry, D. L. Hochmuth, A. E., Jr. Koops, G. G. Lord, W. E. McKay, W. G. Michna, S. P. Mudgett, F. S. Reardon, J. R. Redden, R. K. Rigliiig, R. F. Rigterink, J. W. Salas, J. Sellers, J. G. ShalTran, S. J. Sisson, T. U., Jr. Snider, L. II. Swilzer. A. R. Terry, E. R. Tisdale, A. A. Trail tiiiaiin, . R. Treagy, P. E., Jr. Vtalkins, 11. B., Jr. W ells, T. C. Zable, J. J. COMPANY Y O r G T E R Top row, left to right: Anderson, Copeman, Elias, Farino, Fischer, Fladager, Glickstein, Craiius Guille, Cuimond, Hagee, Ireland, Jessen, Jones, Kingston, Kolb, Kucera. Lunnen McCauley, Merritt, Miller, Morris, MulhoUand, Myers, Niissel, Gates, O ' Brien, Peterson Ponti, Ryan, Schade, Stevens. Streit, Todd, Vail, Volk, Warren, Westbrook. Bottom row, left to right: Matthews, Bennett, Michaels, Shortridge, Scott, Tobin, Murtland, Sinionton, Green • Malloy, Denhani, Waite, Browne, Aniniann, Hogue, Arrigan, O ' Keefe, Jennings, Brown • Williams, R. L., Sullivan, Motherway, Buck, Hansen, Williams. R. M., Mahan • Skinner, Nelson, Baricev, Soltesz, Missler, Slaughter, Benjamin, Henry. P L E E f . ' : ' ' % X % a • ELEVENTH Seeoiiil Class STAFF FALL SET Left to right: H. ( ' .. llnibergcr, H. T. AS right, L. D. Collier, M. L. Kralz, J. H. Boyd, Jr. WIXTEK SET If 4S Left to right: I ' . . Khiod. Jr., II. V. Iliiirk.s I ' " . J. Thonius, U. I . OiiiigjohiiK. Page 312 Scott, Anderson, I). . Ashton, A. T., II Ballard. G. B. Carson, J. II., Jr. C.hapnian, C. B., Ill Chisholm, G. E., II Cliff, A. W., Jr. Currier, K. A. R lson, T. M. Klliott, D. W. Flynn, J. J., Jr. Hall, II. I. Ilamel, L. II., 1 llenson, G. M. Ilerres, R. T. I locker, W. B. Holt, H. C, IV Hoover, W. W. Hudgins, T. B. Hurt, J. S. Jones, J. P., Jr. Kelly, K. K., Jr. Kennedy, J. L. Kinley, F. H. M. Lewis, D. K. Long, C. L. McCaffrey, K. T. McCuhbins, B. n. McCurdy, B. I . McGill, J. K. Meyer, I). J. Moore, R. K., Ill Olsen, C. F. Quirk, r. A.. Jr. Kiendeau. A. ., Jr. Kourke, C. K. Shields, R. G. riialnian, R. H. Wilmer, R. R. COMPANY Y O u o T E R Top row, left to right: Andersen, Andress, Begley, Binish, Cicolani, I)runimon l • Eadie, Englert, (iaivin. (iayle. Grant, Harnly, Harvey, Henderson, HolT, Hughes Kiefer, Loppaeker, Lowe, Lull, Matlox, McDaniel, McLaughlin, McSwain, Mehrens, Moore, J. D. Moore, W. IL, IV, Mulholland, Perron, Pierce, Pugliese, Schoenherger, Serex, Tindall, Veilleux, Williamson. Bottom row, left to right: Crumpacker, Jaeobsen, Miller, Westerhausen, Silard, Nicholson, Huber, Long, Brillantes Sehaefer, Walker, Weisner, Hagan, Mortimer, Kenn, Taylor, Keegan • Ritchie, Olds, Godslrey, Aitchison, Cecil, McMullen, Dean • Neyhart, Webster, Bellinger, Scovel, Morgan, Cory Benson, Iloerner, Jones, Sikes, Arnold Wright, Dwyer, Faust, Schneider, Schick, I layman. P L £ E TWELFTH STAFF FALL SET Left to right: P. L. Dudley, Jr., A. M. Potter, Jr., J. M. Webster, T. M. Barry, L. Rogers. I TER SET Left to right: W. V. LaLomle, B. A. Wadsworth, Jr.. K. J. IVIoore, J. K. llorh, Jr., I). K. LovelL Second Class Anderson, J. F. Andrade, J. C. Ayres, D. Baker, J. E. Ballow, L. D. Bittner, B. N. Buccola, G. A. Burchani, J. B., Jr. Caldwell, II. A., Jr Clune, J. J. Crawford, R. P. Dean, G. G. Deani, N. A. Derrico, J. A. Ervin, D. W. Fiedler, P. B., Jr. Ilogan, E. J., Jr. Isbell, C. M. Kilty, L. R. King, R. B. Land, E. W., Jr. Marshall, J. Thos., Jr. Martin, R. T. Matthews, S. S. McNally, S. P. Meehan, J. D. MUIer, W. L. Neel, W. C. Parent, E. A. Keid, W. G. Rennell, H. J. Saycs, D. Slallcry, F. A. Smith, J. B. Stevenson, E. O. S. Taluni, E. F., Jr. olponc, .J. F. Wagner, J. E. Wood, F. L. Zelten, D. B. I l Page ;i 11 COMPANY I Y O r G S T E S tf Top row, left to right: Adams, Allen, Armstrong, Booream Burton, Caswell, Dower, Farnsworth, Forest, Hayes, Johnson, Jones, Leary, Masters Matthes, Matthews, McLaughlin, Mustin, Neubeck, Newbegin, O ' Hara, O ' Neil, Polk, Reitzel Riedel, Kydyer, Schlicht, Shelton, Sojka, Torroella, Weaver, Webster, Westberg, Wieler. Bottom row, left to right: White, L. A., Flack, Barlow, Palmer, Neuhard, Everett, Deutermann, Donahue, Thomas Caldwell, Taylor, Keller, McLean, Shannon, Shelso, Lindquist, McCoy • Kennedy, Hopewell, Brandt, Zgalich, Newbury, Pinsky, Simpson Hubert, Good, Beason, Miles, Gollehon, Hart Baker, Burt, White, F. D., James, Burgk, Sibley, Foote, Hamilton. P L E B E Commander K. Y. McElroy, USN [Kattalioii Orficpr Fourth Battalion COMPAIVY ■ OFFICERS Major J. W. .lu.lv. ISMC Lieutrnant I). II. Bagley, L ' SIN 15 ) Lieulenaiil K. V. S -..ll. I SN rT . lY . ' ' . ' I . ' I 16 Lieult ' iianl A. . aii-iliii, I SN Page 3 1 6 H FALL SET Battalion Coiiiiiiander GERALD EDWARD WEINSTEIN Left to right: G. E. Weinstein, O. W . Will, A. G. Merget, . B. C. Wolke, G. F. RindahL Left to right: K. W. Curl, G. IL Adams, D. R. Fisher, F. E. Lamniers, Jr., W. A. Chase. « ? IfllXTER SET Battalion Commander KENT WAYNE CURL Page 31 : GEORGE HUBERT ADAMS Reading, Pennsylvania George could probably best be described by the term " non-eccentric genius " ; he was normal to the extent of arousing friendship in everyone with whom he came in contact. The special talents which placed iiini in the stratum of the most gifted were a savvy mind, an artistic ability of no mean accomplishment, an expert ability at mimicry, and a sense of humor that even Puck would envy. He found much enjoyment in a subterranean-brow taste in music and the thougiit of a Marine Corps future. HENRY WILLIAM ADAMS Lansing, Michigan Hank came to the avy Blue by way of the well-known Marine Green. He brought with him a wealth of enrich- ing memories of that matron of the far Pacific, Guam. Hank, a sports page addict of the first water, was himself a small celebrity in that most wasteful field of human en- deavor, boxing. When out of the ring. Champ spent his time listening to bop, playing cribbage, and in other pastimes calculated to enhance his cultural background. A living rebuttal to the " Education of Henry Adams, " Hank, known to all as the slowest living thing that moved, will lose no time in getting his success. FRANK ADORNEY Cleveland, Ohio If ever anyone saw Frank when he wasn ' t wearing a smile and didn ' t present a warm friendly greeting, it must have been long before Navy had him. Frank will proceed in the face of great odds to achieve his goal. He proved lliis over and over again in his naval career from the time he was a boot at Great Lakes in 1916 till graduation in ' 53. His high school coach thought he was too small for foot- ball, but Frank proved a great asset to the Navy team. He was an all-around good sportsman; played baseball, football, and track. Frank carried his good sportsmanship into social life and won himself manv lifelong IVicnfls. Page 318 ROBERT NORGORD ANDERSON North Arlington, Virginia If all goes well in tlie coming years, Bob can claim the dis- tinction of being the first naval officer of " clan Anderson " . When not impressed into the ranks of the sub squad, he could be found in the dark confines of the pistol range en- joying his favorite sport. In connection with pastimes, he relied on that universal stand-by, the " FEMMES " in whose pursuit he was adequately proficient. Among the academics Dago was his perpetual free ride, but in skinny he was just another 2.5 striker. Serious and cheerfully optimistic. Bob was a firm believer in the old saying " Sit back and enjoy life " . Being airminded. Bob has his sights set on the Air Corps. CHESTER AUGUST BARCHIESI South Greensburg, Pennsylvania Maryland wasn ' t Pennsylvania but Chet stood it for four years. Living proof of the atldetic versatility of all mem- bers of that state, he was a natural success at any sport. Though he bilged every quiz, he always managed a good standing. Each day he lost more hair and broke more bones, but a continuous supply of chow from home plus a great sense of humor brought him through. His " Dag- wood " sandwiches and choice opinions always brought laughter. Everyone ' s pal and a lover of fife in any way, Chet is destined for success in anything he does. KIMBROUGH STONE BASSET Washington, District of Columbia To come to the Academy was only a short journey for Kim. Bringing with him an educated toe for use on the soccer field, a Uterary knack to aid in writing fiction for various USIVA publications, a keen mind which gained him stars, and a sense of humor to use in relieving the monotony- of the Academy, Kim fitted easily into the pattern of life at Navy. And so, after four years of an unqualified success at Navy, Kim dons Air Force blue, and travels to Texas for further conquests in the military and social fields. Page 319 HENRY ADOLPH BEIDERBECKE Kings Park, New York Beiderbecke received liis first " Blue and Gold " injection as a higii school senior when he watched the Brigade on parade ... in the rain. . . . He found plebe year rather confining but between visits to his many first class friends, lie managed to squeeze in an intensive schedule of intra- mural sports, liberties, and a few academics. Perhaps his happiest moment came when an Executive Order on extra duty ended walk run. His saddest were the times he found himself an integral part of an electrical circuit in Griffin Lab. Strengthened by huge quantities of mail and much dragging, Henry survived his first four years and hopes to continue his career as a line officer with the fleet. CHARLES FRANKLIN BENNETT West Memphis, Arkansas Mississippi Colleges special envoy to USXA claims acad- emic honors only over the corridor boys. His ambition was to be the first " turnback anchor man " to become Admiral. Old shortcircuit Bennett had the juice depart- ment to thank for many steps Iti his ladder to fame. Deacon could be found any Sunday morning singing in the Baptist Church Choir. If you were ever in the fourth wing around 0600, you might have seen Charles waking his group for morning prayer. Active in battalion football and lacrosse, Charlie ' s smile was especially bright when his lacrosse stick was wrapped around an opponent ' s helmet. Charlie wants his future in the Air. HARRY WILLIAM BERGBAUER, JR. Penndel, Pennsylvania Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. . Bergbauer a ditto junior — didn ' t start to speak until the age of three years — currently making up for lost time — breezed into high school and soon was breezed right out — returned on probation, and linalK graduated — entered Navy at the tender age of seventeen — and later realized he had an ambition to become a sub- mariner — forsook Ihe " boats " for an education at Annap- olis — joined various Academy publications — filled glue pots for four years — extra curriculars clashed w ith academics decided academics must go — he almost went -Ensign in June ' 53 — lived happily ever after??. ? Page 320 NORMAIV KENNETH BERGE Staten Island, New York Norm ' s last claim to a home town, Stalen Island, was iti 1915. It was then that this Norwegian, true to Scandi- navian tradition, turned to the sea, tlie navy and sub- marines. His tour of duty as a submariner took him to New London, San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Alaska and finally, Bainbridge, where he obtained his appointment to the Naval Academy. Norman ' s amiable personality, extensive range of interests and devotion to the navy set him down as one of those honest-to-God 30-year men. DOUGLAS CRAIG BINNEY Newport, Rhode Island Doug was a Marine Jr. from the year one. He is so rabid and avid for the Corps that he will probably settle down in a foxhole upholstered in marine green. Fall and Spring found academics suffering in second place while Doug sailed with the " race crew " of the Navy ' s Highland Light. In the wintertime, Doug moved inside Bancroft to shoot varsity pistol. As Douglas spoke the old Espanol like a native, it was only natural for the Spanish Club to claim him for it ' s own, much as did the Foreign Relations Club. Should the Navy ever go back to sail, Mr. Binney, USMC, his Spanish, and his musket will be much in demand. JOSEPH WALTER BIRD, JR. EvANSTON, Illinois " Dad, " as he was known around the pool table end of Smoke Hall, came to the Naval Academy from Wabash College. His scientific background gained there was invaluable at the Academy and aided him in instructing less fortunate classmates in Electrical Engineering. Never one to let his stomach get empty, steerage was a necessity. His athletic ability was in the natatorium. An even temperament and excellent ability to make correct decisions promise a bright future for Joe in the Navy. Page 321 PEVERIL BLLNDELL RiDGEFIELD, NeW JeRSEY Pev came from Ridgefield Park in the heart of the swamp- lands of Jersey. As a youngster he earned his keep by sup- plying his mother with rabbit meat gleaned from the swamp with the aid of his trusty sling shot. At an early age Pev decided on the Navy as a career, so he devoted five years preppiiig for the Acadeiny at Admiral Farragut. His quiet and unassuming manner won him many friends, but his biggest asset was his ability to shed his troubles and remain cheerful ... no matter what. Pev ' s free time was spent reading; especially those books by his favorite author, Dial. STEVE VERNON BOGGS Houston, Texas Steve, a native of Houston, Texas, now claims more than one spot in these United States as home. As the son of Chief Aviation Machinist ' s Mate Boggs, he never spent more than a few years in any one place. After completing his junior year at Anacostia Higii School, Washington, D. C, Steve enrolled at Bullis Prep from where he entered the Academy. Although he never played football before entering the Academy, Steve earned his " N " by perform- ing admirably on Navy ' s championship 150-pound squad. Steve decided definitely on plans for his future, and after graduation he follows in the footsteps of his dad by leaving in a uniform of Navy Blue. ROGER GRAYDON BOOTH Birmingham, Michigan Always a star man who had plenty of time for liie less understanding, Rog was considered to be the invisible hand in many a tniddie ' s re-exam. Rog seemed to find lillle trouble witli the books at USNA . . . coming from two years at Miami U. in Ohio, thai is. His secret ambition seemed to be singing harmony ... in spite of th(! pleas of those nearby. Hog was a man ol ' many rackets . . . any- thing from ping pong to tennis fell to his athletic ability. Coining from Michigan Hog spent most of pre Navy life traveling, and consequently he aciinired that well rounded personality and intellect that made him always welcome in the " gang " . Page 322 w DARKELL DUANE BOYLE Chico, California Dariell, known to most as Dike, hails from Cliiro, Cali- fornia, where he graduated from iiigh school in 1917. After searching for a career he finally reached a decision . . . the USN. The next two years were spent attending schools and seeing active duty on a sea-going tug before going to NAPS at Bainbridge. During " off hours " he could usually be found either sailing, or studying radios as a member of tiie Radio Club, or in a " hot " pinochle game. His cheer- fulness, great sense of humor, and constant help to others assures him great success in the future. WILLIAM LAWSON BRITTON Spencerville, Ohio " Britt " came from the great farming belt of the middle west, but his interests were strictly cosmopolitan. He en- joyed classical music and literature and had a vast store of knowledge on these subjects. He took a lively interest in all sports, but his participation was usually limited to the rough game of volleyball. Upon first meeting him you ask the inevitable question, " How tall are you. ' " The Navy asked the same question, and the reply was, " too tall " . It was decided that men of his high caliber are hard to find. His natural ability to accept with a smile what- ever comes his way makes him well fitted for a service career. CLARENCE EDGAR BRUNSON III Moultrie, Georgia The degree of nonchalance in anyone can easily be deter- mined during the hectic moments of a purge or bitterly contested arguments. Take Clarence, for instance, a prod- uct of the deep South ; from the very beginning his presence served as a model to guide the high-strung, teaching them the virtues and benefits of mild temperament and easy going ways. After an attempt to establish himself as a capable pitcher on the baseball scjuad, he resorted to intra- mural sports. He enjoyed the solitude offered by his mattress, and any lodging was suitable, regardless of its size. His soft-spoken mannerisms serve as his key to success. Page 323 THOMAS EVAN BURT Shamokin, Pennsylvania Out of the hard coal fields of Pennsylvania came young Tom to seek his fortune on the sea. His motto must have been " Mens sana in corpore sane " , for he was that rare animal, the natural athlete, who had even less fear for academics than for the obstacle course and strength test. His versatility in sports benefitted many a company sports squad, and it is certain that Tom ' s well-balanced mental and physical powers will make him a standout in the service. JAY RICHARD BUYS Eureka, Utah The small mining town of Eureka in the Utah Rockies held claim to the Hfe and interests of Dick until the enticing cry of the sea reached his ears and drew him to the shores of the Severn. A triple winner of the " SS " for swimming ability . . . more spectacular because all three were gained in only two years. Tennis, bowhng, and sailing ranked high among his favorite sports and pastimes. He looks forward toward a career on the sea and in the air . . . Naval Aviation. EUGENE THOMAS CALNAN Washington, District of Columbi v " Gene " was one of the finest examples of " Do unlo others . . . " His willingness to help others at all times made him niodesl and unassuming. He ' d never tell you he was voted best all-around aludeut in iiigh school, or that he was senior class president. He was also a fine athlete and an aggressive competilor, liked by his drags and iniilatcd by his classmates. Ills sincerity and magnetic personalil;, will put liim high among the candidates for " most likely to succeed " . Page 32 1 JOHN JAMES CARDWELL Brooklyn, New York Jack found refuge from the police of three continents at Crabtown. He came diiectly from Boston College, and indirectly from the beautiful borough of churches, Brooklyn, U.S.A. Plebe year found his interests centered mainly about th e MacDonough Hall hardwood. Although a star man all 4 years. Jack never was accused of slashing. His unfailing good humor and ready wit were always equal to the task at hand, and they will continue to stand him in good stead, wherever he may go. ROBERT DALTON CARTER Severna Park, Maryland Bob was a rather quiet, good looking fellow who preferred reading to eating. He could often be found listening to classical music with an understanding and appreciation that would greatly please the composer. His spontaneous laughter was a sure clue that something genuinely funny had happened. His patience and even temper were very much admired. His clever wit and straight forward honesty were frequently great sources of enjoyment to those ex- posed to them. When the time came. Bob chose the branch of service wisest for him and it was only another bridge casually crossed by the Severna Park gentleman. DONALD I Y CAUBLE Sparks, Nevada Don, or " Fuzzy " , heard the Navy ' s call in Reno, Nevada. An enthusiastic athlete, he was found spending his after- noons in the gym, natatorium, or on the football field. Despite sports at Navy he missed his first love . . . skiing. Easy to get along with, his only complaints were about the local weather and N.A. barbers. Being fussy about women he spent his weekends just taking it easy. Strictly a naval aviation man, Don ' s abihty to make friends and overcome obstacles insure him a long and successful career. W I i Page 325 PHILIP GEORGE CHAREST Worcester, Massachusetts Has one of the most unpronounceable names that ever liappened . . . just try it . . . you ' re wrong . . . may be just lucky, but he certainly had an affinity for champion- ship teams . . . batt football and then after a knee injury youngster year, water polo. Leaving Holy Cross to come to Navy, he sacrificed the fruits of academic labor already won for a career in the service. With luck on his physical, Phil will try for Xavy Air, otherwise Amphibs. WARREN ARTHUR CHASE North Platte, Nebraska From North Platte, Nebraska, there came a tall, baby- faced guy named Warren Chase, dubbed " Wimpy " be- cause of his weakness for hamburgers. Almost any after- noon during the fall months Wimpy could be found on Holland Field playing his brand of football at tackle for the blue jersied Fourth Battalion. Ever interested in water sports, every Spring found him in the swim half drowned but having a lot of fun playing water polo. A good student and a good sport. Wimpy with no effort was " one of the gang " . He ' s the kind of man who holds his own in class, aboard ship, or anywhere else. SAMUEL STEVEN COX Independence, Kansas A fast man . . . always ready for work or play with his big friendly, warming smile, was Sam. When conditions allowed, he loved a good game of pinochle. He was a staunch member of the football-is-here-to-stay school. Fond he was, to say the least, of fine music (Kansas style) and if coaxed properly gave out with a fine song. His Navy life began right after high school, when he spent a year switching from one coast to another. His last pre- Naval Academy tour was Baiiibridgc, and at NAPS he prepared himself well for the iiiic siiow ing he made with ' 53. With his perseverance and friendly disposition lie blasts any opposition in his way to success. Page 326 KENT WAYNE CURL Candington, Ohio Arriving at the Academy from " Dingtown " , Kent came equipped with all the necessary requisites for being a Naval officer and a good friend. His appreciation of the more concrete pleasures of life marked liim as a man who would take whatever life threw his way and make the mosl of il. His determination to excel earned him stars for four years. This same determination put two strikes on whatever he undertakes. With his keen mind and clear thinking . . . he ' s a natural. OWEN MYRDDIN DAVIES Falls Church, Virginia Old " Omar " Davies was a man of many faces, all of them constantly laughing. Of all the things for which he was famous, his infectious laugh was the tops. It struggled for first place with his prowess as a tankman. He sHd through the water like a greased pig at a country fair. When he took off from the diving board, his twists and turns astounded the judges into rating him first in the Eastern Intercollegiates. In the world of music his piano rendi- tions could really get a place jumping. His father an Air Force Colonel, Owen plans to carry his talents and person- ality into powder blue. FREDERICK SOUVELLE deGENERES, JR. Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Navy was fortunate when it coaxed Fred from the bayous of Louisiana. His sauve mannerisms and un- bounded determination to grow sideburns, to say nothing of his dexterity with 52 pieces of cardboard, earned Fred the nickname, Gaylord. Fred ' s athletic interests included football and squash and a scintillating game of bridge. His sparkhng Dutch-Cleanser smile and broad repertoire of jokes were his trademarks. During Fred ' s stay at the Academy, his interests were spurred rapidly in the direc- tion of aviation and he definitely included Gold Wings among his plans for the future. Page 327 ■Mmi WILLIAM DeHART Winston-Salem, North Carolina Winston-Salem ' s out-right gift to the Naval Academy. This lad possessed the keenest wit imaginable . . . his repartee was beyond description . . . (you gotta hear it to appreciate it). Bill was often found deep within the recesses of his room creating literary works of art for the school mags or out on the fields showing his athletic prowess. A connoisseur of good music and the finer things in life, Bill served as an inspiration to those around him. His lot in life will be a full and happy one. DARRELL DEAN DEMPSTER Wichita, Kansas People from the center of the U. S. who make the Navy a career should be classed as land-locked sailors and Darrell was. Kansas, his home state, is as land-locked as any state in the Union. He came to the Academy via the fleet and decided early it was the line for him. Before entering the Navy, " D.D. " took a crack at architectural engineering but saw a brighter future on the horizon. While attaining a noteworthy standing in academics, Darrell actively par- ticipated on Navy ' s soccer team, managed the Company volleyball squad, and proved himself a winning bridge partner for anyone. Darrell ' s ever glowing personality and winning smile were known to all. ROBERT MILAN DETWEILER Zeigler, Illinois After one year at Oberlin College, " Det " found himself established in Crabtown. Being the outdoor type he pre- ferred getting that good old fresh air . . . summer or winter ... by cracking open the windows about two feet at night. His Aiiiiapolis acquired pleasures included crabbing in the Severn River and culling hair. Although an all- around athlete, Det settled down to win his letters with the Navy crew team. He not only reinforced ihe trombone section of the NA-10, but played the uke and piano for pleasure. He has plenty of drive and spirit that will carry on to make him a success in the Navy. Page 328 JOHN RAYMOND DEVEKEAUX, JR. Long Beach, Calikorni v Hardly a member of ' 53 missed getting tlu; friendly smile and good natured words of recognition from " Det " in his many wanderings tlirough tlie lialls of Motlier Bancroft. Jolin claimed Long Beacii, California as his home town, and got his start in College education at Loyola University, Los Angeles. It was at Loyola that John picked his two first loves, the sea and girls ... in that order. John de- cided to continue his sea training in the Naval Academy ' s fleet of yawls and sailing craft. His love for the sea coupled with his gre at enthusiasm and an eye for adventure (and women) are certain to make John ' s career a success. JERRY ANSON DICI MAN DuNSMUiR, California ' Jer " , " Siep " , " The Earl " ... He was known by all of these . . . but alone or together they added up to a bright package of friendly humor. A born athlete, he carried his prowess to the fields of Navy in the form of basketball, squash, volleyball and that mysterious " Up-out-and- together " sport . . . not to mention that oft visited radi- ator. Strictly a C ulbertson man he could match " Three-No ' ' with the best of them. Addicted to post-football game revelry, Jerry could always be found at one of the fashion- able lounges gracing the environs of Baltimore. Li the Navy, Jerry ' s ready smile and helping hand will make him a knockout officer. DANIEL DANA DONOVAN, JR. West Hartford, Connecticut Danny, an Irishman in the true sense of the word, brought the Navy his love for the Connecticut shore plus a ques- tionable New England sailing ability. Academics were a breeze for him all the way. A faithful Yankee fan, he liked to play tennis and basketball. He was a real hacker on the golf course. Enjoyed music and dancing. His sense of humor and bouyant spirit were always his mark, even in the rigors of plebe year. Page 329 JOHN ALLEN DUNAWAY, JR. Atlanta, Georgia Before his entry into the Xaval Academy, Allen spent tliree years as a Kappa Alpha at Georgia Tech and Emory University. With these years as a pre-med student behind him he found no difficulty with academics at Navy, quickly recognizing the similarity between bodies and boilers. This natural proficiency in matters academic left him plenty of time for his favorite hobby . . . Southern Belles from Atlanta, Georgia, his own home town. Taking pride in living up to all the qualities associated with the Southeru Gentleman Al proved himself a leader of the " born " variety and hopes to become a sea-going Robert E. Lee. JOHN ALLEN EDDY Humboldt, Nebraska Hailing from the Cornhusker State, Jack left the wide-open prairies to try his hand on the wide-open sea. Jack at- tended Doane College for a year before becoming a mid- shipman. Around the Academy Jack made quite a name for himself ... his art work and cartooning for the LOG, Splinter, posters, and hops were as well known to the bri- gade as Tecumseh. His work as a member of the class ring and crest committee and the Ring Dance Committee proved his worth to the Brigade. Jack ' s eyes are set on Navy line after graduation. DOUGLAS SCHMELZEL EGAN, JR. Bkllv i ' e. Washington From beyond the stone wall of the Rockies, from the land of rain, sleet, and snow, Seattle, came Doug. You can ' t help but wonder if Doug will remain as imperturbable in later years as he was at Navy. Somehow thru the mid- spring purges, thru the all too eliminating eye exams, Doug managed to remain smiling and cheerful. . s a financier, Doug was tops in any man ' s book. Though not a million- aire, he had a very niunidshipmanlike quality . . . the ability to save money. Doug was the kind of person you ' d like to have around. He always did his best, no matter what. Page 330 HARVEY ALFRED FALK, JR. HOKENDANQUA, PENNSYLVANIA Probably the greatest baseball fan and most faitliful reader of Sporting News ever was Harv. After a year studying engineering at Lehigh Harv got his issue of tlie Navy Blue suit witli gold accessories, custom made by Jacob Reed. For Harv the day began at reveille and ended at taps; no pre-reveille studying and no post taps glove washing. Hardly anyone ever left liis room without a dis- cussion, or likely, an argument about baseball. Baseball and academics were not Harv ' s oidy activities. " How about a few hands of cards or a little squash. " Harvey liked people, and people liked Harvey; they couldn ' t do otherwise. RICHARD JAMES FEENEY Jersey City, New Jersey Just holler " Red " and Dick ' d be right there. Coming to Navy after a year of college in New Jersey, Dick found the change over from a co-ed school rather baffling. Al- though receiving a Congressional appointment Dick spent about a year in the Naval Reserve and planned to stay in the Navy line. Getting in on the ground floor Plebe summer, he became a plebe football manager and worked up through the J.V. ' s and Varsity during third and second class years only to be edged out on the home stretch. Other interests were company Softball, sailing and women. His pet peeve was his collection of nick-names. DONALD LINN FELT Milton, Massachusetts Linn claims Coronado, California, as his origin. Being a Navy Jr. meant frequent changes of address but Linn chose Milton, Massachusetts, for his " Podunk " . Having been closely associated with the Navy all his life, the Academy was nothing new to him. Studies gave him little trouble and he was quite the athlete when it came to company basketball and soccer. Linn was another of the fugitives from a Hawaiian combo and it took little persuasion to get him to break out his uke. Like his father, Linn has his sights set on Navy Air. Page 331 ERNEST WESLEY FERGUSSON Richmond, Virginia " Firetop " Fergusson, the " Ricliinoiid Rebel, " often found his face matching his hair, especially when liis classmates discussed his weekends. ... A champion in executive swimming for three years and an excellent cross-country runner. He attributes his academic success to his " inherent ability " to draw the picture and plug the formula. Wes plans to settle down to the life of a southern country gentle- man after retiring from good old USN. His winning smile and talkative manner foretell his sure success. I DAVID HENRY FISCHER Mt. Vernon, Iowa The " Jayhawker " brought some old clippings to Navy with him on his first trip, but after that he took some new ones home. A first string line-man for every game of his two years of eligibility, he showed how to play near-perfect football. Fish never had to tax his brain for classes nor exert himself to find a pre tty drag. He enjoyed doing most everything but swimming; even this never got his temper hot. Dave could very well have been that person who wrote Hoiv lo Win Friends for seldom was he without a winning smile. Navy Air gets a real deal when it gets Dave. DONALD ROBERT FISHER MiDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Athlete, and rack-hound par excellence, " Ozark " hails from Middletown, Pennsylvania. In high school he won practi- cally every athletic award offered and on entering Navy, turned his atlilclic abilities toward football . . . and per- formed well at left-half for the blue and gold. In moments of extreme weakness, he was known to ask a girl to be his weekend guest. Someliines they accepted and a (-onfident " Sure, I got a date " was his salty reply. Flying seems to be his future. Whether it ' s light blue or very dark, only time will tell. Page 332 I ROBERT ASHMORE FOSTER Washington, District of Columbia Just speaking with Bob or seeing iiini rome off his summer leaves with iiis bottle blonde hair gave you every indica- tion tliat he was reared in Florida . . . Talahassee, to be exact. Bob was captain of his Junior College basketball team as well as valedictorian of his class. At the academy he showed himself to be a big little man in everything he undertook. Bob ranked with the best academically; athletically he was full of fight, in the 150 pound football games or on the basketball courts. He hopes to have a permanent home in Florida someday with one of those natural blondes. WILLIAM ARNOLD FREDLUND Racine, Wisconsin Freddie . . . came right from Wisconsin . . . not a star in any sport, could handle himself in all of them . . . always had a twinkle in his eyes and a smile or a laugh on his lips ... he looked for the good side of everything . . . had a complex love life, needed advice . . . too many but not the right one . . . sea legs weren ' t so sturdy on cruise . . . Navy air for the future . . . said Navy Tech would be a good place without the Bull Department . . . declared Golden Brew a poor substitute for Wisconsin beer . . . thought the Reg Book went out of effect after plebe year, then found out it didn ' t . . . made the best out of all leave time doing just what he liked to do . . . nothing. THEODORE CORDY FREEMAN Lewes, Delaware While most of us were learning to drive, Ted was at the stick of a Piper Cub learning to do barrel rolls and the like. At the age of sixteen he had his pilot ' s license and so spent his Sunday afternoons engaged in hedge-hopping about the outskirts of Lewes. It was with little wonder that Ted took to the air upon graduation. With his already ample knowledge of flying he ' ll be a welcome sight to the Air Force. Ted was one of the most industrious persons you could meet and never did a day go by when he didn ' t write to his O.A.O. Page 333 RICHARD GREGORY GANTT Wilmington, Delaware There were few who had the attachment and hist for the sea that Dick had. Whether it was a scheduled race or a routine afternoon sail on the Sivift, he could be found at the helm wearing the friendly smile that characterizes a true salt. Tennis gave him numerals, but he had many other interests in company sports. His rack provided a source of escape, and incidentally, saved him from many a short sheeting by the vicious circle. Dick had a great sense of humor, and when seriousness was not in demand, had no qualms about displaying it. Navy line for a hundred years. . . . ALVIN STEUER GLAZIER Chelsea, Massachusetts From over Beacon Hill came " Old Mr. Boston " ' himself. A product of the Latin School, Al knew more about the Navy from Rome on up, than the first class. Remembered for the way he managed his way tlirough Navy, AI was also known for always having the word . . . how, when and where, but never why. . . . well in advance of the powers that be. A great liberty iiound, he could always be found out in the busy metropolis during week-ends. An early bird . . . always up and out at 0615 with a smile. Having natural negative buoyancy, Al expects to follow his career with the Dolphins underwater. WILLIAM GOURLAY, JR. Niagara Falls, New York Alliiougii Bill claims Niagara Falls, N. Y., for his podunk. he will not, repeat, NOT, spend his honeymoon at the afore- mentioned lover ' s paradise. Coming to Navy via Great Lakes, New London, and Bainbridge, Bill used a professed sense of humor to clown his way tinough four years of academics, athlelics, and abuses. His laundry number was proof enough that he was one of 1h( first inernbcis of the class of ' 53 to hide in the shadows of Bancroft ' s hallowed walls. ' I ' hose golden dolphins and a one man suite on a lush undersea liotel are Bill ' s big reward. Graduation to him was tiie first rung of the ladder which leads to his own submarine, pipe, and Joe pot. Page 334 I DAVID MALCOLM GOVAN West Englewood, New Jersey Dave came from West Englewood, New Jersey, where lie was a ineinber of the National Honor Society at Teaneck High vSchool. Although Dave showed a genuine interest in certain girls during the last years, women were not his chiet interest, and his usual ambition upon arriving home on leave was to " celebrate with the boys " . At the Academy he enjoyed soccer, tennis, and basketball, and sometimes a game of pinochle. Dave ' s only pitfall seemed to be his abnormal ability to swim underwater, and because of this he racked up three years varsity sub-squad experience as of graduation in June, 1953. RICHARD MAXWELL COWING Stratford, Connecticut The sailor in the US Navy poster offered travel, adventure, pay, and education. Max received three of these offerings during his four years in the fleet. Deciding to capitalize on the fourth, Dick came to the Academy. At the Naval Academy Max was more in the capacity of teacher than student. An ardent supporter of Navy athletics, the extent of his admiration for grit was matched only by that of his dislike of hypocrisy. Outside of athletics, his interests ranged from one end of his slide rule to the other, but thus restricted, his mind should prove to be of incal- culable value to the Navy . . . after, of course, several years of post-graduate work. ROBERT GRADEL Brooklyn, New York Bob studied at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute for two years before coming to the Naval Academy and so was able to devote his time and efforts to matters other than academics. A big gun on the company football and basket- ball teams he was ahvays ready and willing to lend his talent to any of the other teams which needed a good man. In short . . . the man was versatile. Though not a constant dragger, he usually had the prettiest girls at the hops. Second only to sports and liberty was Bob ' s love for the rack. His winning smile and ability to make friends combined with his keen perceptive mind, will make him an asset to any organization. Page 335 THOMAS LAWRENCE GREANEY Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Tom was a perfect example of the man wlio prefers to live in the cool draft of an open mind. One of the smartest skippers in the Navy fleet, he was an expert of sorts on foreign relations and could quote Keats with the same mastery he showed in the boxing ring. Whistle stops along Tom ' s path were Duquesne University, the U. S. Navy, and Bainbridge, but the impressions they left on him were small compared to those he left on them. The counselor in love and war for many of his classmates, he was still a firm enough behever in discipline to merit the nickname " Nails " . JAMES EDWARD GREEN Des Moines, Iowa " Easterners just don ' t live right. " In the spring and fall Jim practically lired aboard the Academy yawls where he loved to sport around in his salty cap at the helm. On weekends he could be found testing his sea legs on the lower Chesapeake and was known to all party goers in that locale. Some day he plans to build a boat of his own. An easy going lad, Jim spent his winter afternoons, when it was too cold for sailing, in the fencing loft practicing thrusts with his epee. A must for all parties and bull sessions, Jim will always be happy as long as someone is willing to listen to him expound his many and varied theories. NORMAN EARL GRIGGS Richmond, Virginia Earl came from Richmond, Va., and was mighty proud of it. He graduated from Jolin Marshall High and spent a year at VPI. During his four years at Navy, Earl fought the usual battles with the academic departments, but always came through with flying colors, even to the point of earning those nmch coveted stars. His boundless enthu- siasm and willingness to work at whatever came his way made him a natural selection for places of responsibility within the class, and attracted many friends among all classes. This same attitude is the sure guarantee that Earl will come out on lop in his career, the Navy Line. Page 336 JOHN MARION GURSKI Ford City, Pennsylvania Jolui came to Navy from " a small town north of Pittsburgh " where he found fame as one half of a big-bigger brother sports combination. His easy going manner and ever willing ear won him a long list of friends at Navy. Taking everything in stride, he advanced from plebe football to varsity youngster year . . . his play higlilighted a season that saw Navy beat Army . . . captained the team first class year. Behind this athletic prowess lies a mind that would have produced stars had there not been time out for football and liberty. Successful in every endeavor, his temperance, understanding, and warm personality mark him for future command. ROBERT JAMES HALEY Altoona, Pennsylvania Bob came to Navy from Altoona High School via the Navy and NAPS with ideas of eventually going into Navy air. Youngster cruise changed all that and made him a die hard destroyer man. He could always be found either sitting back enjoying good music, playing a fast " relaxing " game of handball, or tearing madly around the Hospital Point cross country course. In academics he dug in with a will to conquer or die, which accounts for his ability to walk away from final exams with flying colors. With such per- severance, woe be unto the submarine that gets into the path of his destroyer. BRUCE MARSHALL HALL Columbus, Ohio Bruce came to Navy from Columbus, Ohio, by way of a year at Miami University. A dyed-in-the-wool-non-athlete, he could be found any afternoon busily mimeographing letters to some of his distant female friends. When not reading his ow n CIS chits, he spent the greater part of his free time promoting elaborate blind date schemes that rarely worked. His love of music and the radiator offered him much time to fight that recurring battle with the Academic Department. Here, too, was the buddy to drag your OAO ' s friend ... he never gave up hope. Bruce was a guy who could always be counted on to do his best, no matter what the obstacle. Page 337 GEORGE ROBERT HALL Hattiesburg, Mississippi Born and reared the son of an Army ofTicer, George smacked family tradition by coming to the Naval Academy. Before Navy he lived in all parts of the country and called any country club home. Although active in many sports in high school, he dropped all but golf at the academy where he succeeded in winning his N . Easy going and congenial, strictly a politician ' s politician; George is assured a suc- cessful Navy life by his sheer warmth and friendliness. JAMES NELSON HALL Mount Vernon, Illinois Around the Severn Naval Command Nelson managed to keep the golf course closely weeded and to strum the heart- strings of many a drag . . . that sweet innocent " I want to be taken care of " look must have stirred the mother instinct in them. Academics never bothered Nelson, but absent minded ness did . . . few people turn off faucets with electric light switches or get lost at formations. His wit and smile made him a necessity for a spirited party. Nelson ' s ability was evident to everyone who knew him and no matter what job it was, he could be counted on to do it well. CHARLES HENRY HALSEY, JR. WiLMETTE, Illinois Charles Henry Halsey, Jr. His automotive and aero- nautical genius proved to be unsurpassed. . . . One of his many hobbies being photography, Henry kept thousands blind(!d by flashing camera bulbs in their faces. Hundreds of rolls of film and live models (usually his roommates could be induced into making perfect fools of themselves for his various cameras) went into making the oddest photography album in modern history. In these days of mad scrambling to get ahead, Bull ' s calm manner marks him as the individualist who succeeds in the face of all obstacles. Page 338 CLEMENT DAVIS HAMM, JR. IIkndkrson, North Carolina From North Carolina came this wearer of tlie Navy Blue, with his friendly smile and cordial dislike for shoes and all other restraints. At Davidson College Clem was a proud member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Davidson band. Once at Navy, CD. establisiied iiimself as a con- tender for the " most likely to succeed " laurels. His sincere friendhness made friends of everyone he met and often belied his willingness to stand up for everything he believed in. C.D. ' s two loves were good music and good literature. His only complaint was that he never had time to do all the reading he wanted. I RICHARD CLARKE IL4NDFORD MiLFORD, Connecticut Rich was one of those tall intellectuals whose only academic difficulties involved trying to maintain his 3.6 average. Quiet and unassuming by nature, his spare time was usually spent with his stamp collection. After spending some time pulling an oar with the crew team. Rich shifted his athletic abilities to the squash court. He was famous for the amazing quantity of brownies he received. Even more noticeable than his wavy hair was his pronounced Boston accent (which he denied having) and his outward calm, lost only when he found himself with a few slide rule screws missing in the youngster steam exam. RUSSELL FRANCIS HARNEY Worcester, Massachusetts Russ was born in Worcester and raised in the staid manner of most " Back-bayers, " but his years at Navy brought out his sense of humor. As he put it, " Two thousand comedians out of a job and Harney ' s still trying. " Russ had a passion for golf and was known to play in the snow. He still beUeves in the old adage, " It never rains on a golf course. " He made many friends by his open and frank disposition. If you ever needed anything, Russ could always be counted on to help out. He plans to go into the air arm after graduation. Page 339 k DONALD KAY HARRISON Redding, California A firm believer tliat " A smile is no strain and a laugh little more, so why go only half way? " " Deek " was one of that rare species which never worries and doesn ' t know the mean- ing of the word " hurry " . A Californian, Don had to choose between Hollywood and a career in the Xavy. After two years at Compton Junior College, Annapolis got the nod and Don set out to establish a line of seagoing Harrisons. Never genuinely happy unless he was performing with his hands, Dee R divided his time between some intricate construction in the model club and meetings of Navy ' s Amateur Engineers. Second Class summer sold Deek on Naval Air upon graduation. RICHARD GARY HARRISON Corpus Christi, Texas Gary was another of the numerous men hailing from the Longhorn State and claimed Corpus Christi for his home- town when leave came due. After graduating from Corpus Christi High he took in one year at Del Mar Junior College before venturing on the first leg of his Navy career. Gary ' s a little man with many talents which varied from the sports field, specifically 150 pound football and tennis, to the night life, siich as it was, playing the trumpet in the NA-IO at the hops, and being one of the big voices in the Chapel Choir. After graduation, Gary intends to make Navy Air his specialty. JEROME BASIL HAYES Salkm, Oregon Jerry claims Salem, Oregon, for his home. After graduation from high school in ' 16, he spent three years searching for something lo put his heart into. He attended Oregon State, Bullis Prep, and Willamette University. Finally . . . Navy. I ' lebc skinny was always a mystery to Jerry, but in the ctkI lie mastered it with that same determination that characterized all of his efforts. Crew held a fasciiiatioTi for him and ' most any afternoon he could be found " catching crabs " on (he Severn to the steady cry of " Stroke, stroke, stroke " . . . . Textbooks forgotten, Jerry takes his smile, his charm, and his personality up info that wild blue yonder. Page 310 RICHARD THOMAS HERKNER San Rai ' ael, California A Californiaii is Dick; he made himself right at home at USNA. Finding academics a ratiier drab pastime he braiiciied into extracurricular activities. Beginning Plebe year he wrote about a thousand words per LOG issue. LOG writing only occupied nine tenths of his study hour time so Dick followed his Scrooge McDuck instincts by becoming class treasurer. Money wasn ' t the only thing he collected; made a big hit with eastern women. Dick ' s other interest in life (aside from the sack) was getting a line commission and later on getting into C.E.C. He was pretty confident too; only two more sick bay eye charts to memorize. " M " STASER HOLCOMB Seattle, Washington Staser came to Annapolis from Seattle to fulfill a long- standing ambition. At Navy his ready sense of humor found easy expression in cartoons for both the LOG and SPLINTER. Sportswise, Stas always had some racket or other . . . either tennis or squash, his favorites. He liked basketball, but found skiing on the snowless Annapolis plains difficult. Many hours at his desk, armed with a book in one hand and a fresh carrot in the other, enabled Stas to wear stars on his full dress uniform. Staser was one of those rare characters who could work in harmony with anybody but still remain completely Staser. DONALD STONE HOLMES, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Reversing progress, the Holmes Family came from the West to the East and Philly, bringing with them little Don. Retaining the frontiersman shooting skill, Don shot his mark at Navy. A product of the University of Penn, Don moved out plebe year. He lost his head and stars the next year over his OAO, and became the casual middle. Outside of exercising his trigger finger on the Rifle Team, Don liked nothing better than a good soccer game. Kind of blindish, Don looks forward to a productive career in Air Force ground. Page 341 LOUIE BAUS HOPKINS Salisbury, Maryland " Hoppy " is a favorite son of Salisbury, Maryland. Being a native of the " Eastern Shore, " he could give you any information you desire on beach life . . . day and or night. Hoppy, in his four years at Navy, played plebe soccer and lacrosse, and was a leading contender for one of the lightweight boxing crowns. Lou attended Johns Hopkins University for two years before reporting for duty. Having no trouble with the academics, he had plenty of time for correspondence, but he hated to write letters. He believed that " actions speak louder thati words " . HENRY DURBIN HUKILL, JR. South Bend, Indiana Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Hank took suit- cases in hand immediately after graduation from High School, and joined the boys at the Severn Yacht Club. Al- thougii academics brought pain to Henry ' s usually happy face, he was able to cope with them. He had his happiest moments when lie was reducing his huge appetite. A great sports enthusiast, he helped the 13th Company in many intramural sport victories. Alhough a gambler at lieart, he was more often a good loser than a happy winner. After graduation. Hank will pursue his career as a line officer, and will undoubtedly be a success. OAKAH " L " JONES, JR. Tulsa, Oklahoma Although he came from Tulsa, " Okie " could most often be found somewhere in New Mexico. The Indians of the Southwest h( ld a great fascination for him and Okie was always ready to turn the conversation to Indians or New Mexico. Known as the answer man of sports, he liked baseball, lie could tell you almost anything about it . . . from the number of shutouts pitched in a season to Stan Musial ' s batting average for the last six years. Okie wasn ' t a star man in academics but his fellowship and personality warmed the hearts of all those around liini. Page 342 THOMAS WALLACE JONES, JR. RocKviLLE, Maryland Tom, a Xavy Jr., lived in quite a few places after tlie day his father passed out cigars in West Virginia, but he still claims the deep South as iiome. Called the rebel land God ' s country. As far back as he can remember Tom aspired to become a Naval OfTicer. At Navy he took an interest in all athletics but specialized in swimming and soccer. He was also a hunter of some renown, almost bringing home trophies several times. The unselfish attitude and ready humor for which Tom is known stamped him as a man with a mind of his own. JAMES STEWART JORDAN Valley Center, California Jim claims ' alley Center, California, for his home . . . he ' ll extol the virtues of the Sunny State at any provocation. Of four brothers, Jim was the only one in the Jordan clan to follow his father ' s footsteps through Annapolis. When he entered the Academy from prep school, he stayed in academic high gear. Bull courses were the most interesting but he was nimble with the slide rule, so ... a star man. You could spot him as a crew man from his dimensions alone . . . although he did work out in track for two years . . . without ever learning that his Dad was a 1920 Navy Olympic oarsman. Ability, amiability, and sensi- bility were Jim ' s sure formulae for success. WALLACE MORTON JUDD Rocky Hill, Connecticut Wally, a one-time member of the Air Navy, entered the Academy by way of a Fleet appointment. His plans were to see what the Navy Line was like when he finally was ex- tradited from the Academy. Wally was tall and rather lightly built, had dark hair and expressive features, was quiet, but had an appreciative sense of humor that didn ' t make a nuisance of itself. For recreation, he spent his time with intramural sports and had a lot of fun doing it. A good friend and a grand guy, Wally will do himself and the Navy a lot of good from here on out . Page 343 ROBERT HARRY KASSEL New York, New York A yachting gentleman wlio calls New York his lionie port " Star " could be found most any time holding a sheet or helm in hand or discussing sailing with other yachtsmen. A tour of duly in the Marines gave him an endless collection of sea stories which he was adept at spieling. Studies gave him little difficulty and with a minimum of effort he held on to his tarnished stars from plebe year. The Navy will be gaining a first class line man when he receives his commission. ■ r Lr«» ■ Hp ' j. _. ™ ( PATRICK JOHN KELLY Minneapolis, Minnesota A joker from the word go, Pat came to Navy through the courtesy of the Eskimos up Minneapolis way ... a fresh air fiend, he tried to freeze his wives out every winter. . . . Attempted chemical engineering at Macalester college and the University of Minnesota, but the call of Navy Blue and Gold lured him to the Severn. . . . The typical smiling Irishman . . . enjoyed living . . . Pat was an ardent steam lover, drooled over those line diagrams . . . liked puppy dogs and lion cubs. ... As a youngster he was a brigade boxing aspirant, but after a few shiners he settled for manager (much safer). . . . Delves in the classics; knows good music. PHILIP LAWRENCE KNOTTS Wilmington, Delaware Phil was born and reared in Wilmington, Delaware. All ol ' his life he looked forward to making the Navy a career and he eiitered the academy immediately upon graduation from high school. ' 53 quickly dubbed him " The Little One " . Don " t be fooled, however, Phil could take care of himself. Phil took the system in his stride being angered only by the old faithful question of tiie academic department, " What ' s your trouble, son? " He hopes to spend the best part of his naval career at the bottom of the sea in a submarine. After his forty years of service, he wants to retire and raise chickens. Page 344 CHARLES WILLIAM LAMB NaSHVILLK, TlCNNliSSEE Any of tlie smokc-filled rooms on the seventh floor of the Lord Baltimore Hotel could hide the small statured Bill, but Bill magnified his stature by thorough, diligent and patient effort. " If at first you ean ' t succeed, try again, " was one of his favorite phrases. In the sports arenas. Bill acquired exceptional agility and ability; no sport was beyond his reach. In academic endeavors Bill maintained a high standing and never allowed the academic department to victimize iiim. His sparkling personality will certainly serve as a reminder to those who serve with him that it is always " Heads Up! " FRANCIS EUGENE LAMMERS, JR. New York, New York Frank, a native New Yorker and true Irishman, came to the Academy after a year at Notre Dame. His immediate concern was athletics. He was hospitalized plebe year with a soccer injured leg. Finally discharged, he turned his talents to lacrosse and helped spark the plebe team to a very successful season. He stuck to lacrosse for the remaining four years. Ask him anytime and he ' ll tell you N. Y. is the greatest. He is stuck on the Big City and in- tends to establish residence there as soon as possible. GERALD FRANCOIS LAUGHLIN, JR. West Palm Beach, Florida Gerry started his life by spending most of his wajving hours on the reel end of a fishing rod. He decided that he could not live without salt water so he set his sights on Navy Tech. During his time at the Academy, Gerry devoted his efforts to intramural sports and wound up with several first awards. He was a yawl sailor the whole four years and a crew member on several trophy winners. With second class year came his yawl command. To take care of his free time left over from sports and dragging, he indulged in such activities as the Hellcats, Chapel Choir, Musical Clubs, Boat Club and just about anything that happened along. Page 345 EDWARD JAY LEAVITT Brookline, Massachusetts Ed was a paragon of fun by himself or in a crowd. Some- times referred to as " Cyrano " because of his nasal pro- portions, his favorite expression was, " It ' s not chrono- logical age that counts, but experience " . Because of his remarkable physique ( " I ' m in training " ), he was versatile in sports . . . the easier kind. Ed dabbled in art; and used himself as a model. E.J. was easy to get along with but anytime you passed his room, you almost always heard that raucous voice calling, " Turn off that radio! I can ' t studv! " ' HORACE MADISON LEAVITT, JR. National City, California As " Mr. Fencing " of the Fifteenth Company, Horace regaled his buddies many times with his tales of fencing matches past. Outside of the fencing line perhaps his most famous story was about the time he gave out the " hot dope " that the uniform for the watch squad would soon be changed to full dress with pastel collars and cuffs. A California man he tried a wide variety of schools. His alma maters included Boyden ' s School, San Diego State College, and Northwestern. No one knows what brancii of the service Horace wants but his sharp wit and subtle luitnor are sure to pack his career with many happy l ours. I BARRIE BLISS LOCKE Chevy Chase, Maryland Barric Locke was tliat sparkstician and radio bug deluxe who ahnost Mved up in that crow ' s nest known ((ITicially as the Radio Club. It was never any trouble for " Barrymore " to fill up a few yards of paper with electrical diagrams (hat would make a juice prof throw his circuit breaker and tlie top of his locker forever resembled the inside of a jiiii hall machiTif. He had his sights set for (he submarine service but alter he started using a seeing eye dog he decided to try using a few of his spare circuit diagrams in guided missile research. Page 346 I WIILIAM ALLEN LYNCH Pana, Illinois Bill hails from central Illinois, his home town being Pana (R.F.D. 1). Having always had an ambition to become a naval officer, he entered the Academy as soon as he graduated from high school. At Navy his favorite pastimes were reading or playing a good hard game of bridge. The latter you could find him doing almost every afternoon when it was at all possible. lie hopes to enter the Navy Line when he graduates and, if his eyes don ' t get any worse, to take a try at the Naval Air Corps. DONALD LEWIS MANG Niagara Falls, New York Don trekked an uphill course to the Academy by way of Great Lakes, New London, and Bainbridge. To the casual observer, Don was a quiet, shy, good natured maniac. He thought nothing of sailing over Niagara Falls in a barrel or tight-rope walking his way across. The lad had no trouble avoiding obstacles until Farragut Field gently knocked him down and tromped all over him. And you know this guy passed Plebe Skinny and didn ' t know what a valence number was. The fleet now has in its bosom the dashing young lad from Niagara Falls. The day he becomes a sub skipper the fish will have to learn to fly. KENNETH WILLIAM MARTIN Glendale, California " Deals " Martin graduated from Glendale High School in ' 46 and immediately enlisted in the Corps. After discharge he attended Occidental College, where he majored in political science and Phi Gamma Delta. " Deals " was every where around the Academy: Public Relations, WRNV, and the Severn ' s shores. Here lie could be found almost every afternoon, weather permitting, managing the Varsity Sailing Team. Even after one Gung-Ho year his pet peeves were early reveille, O.D. ' s, regulations a la USNA, and the obstacle course. Provided that he has the eyes Ken will return to the Corps upon graduation. Page 347 GEORGE RICHARD MATAIS Johnstown, Pennsylvania George came from them thar hills of Pennsylvania. The exact spot, Johnstown. When George came to Severn ' s shores he had already had four years of military life at Fork Union Military Academy, Virginia, which made Academy life strictly routine. At Navy George turned in many stellar performances in both academics and athletics. His favorite sports were football and sailing. He had the knowledge of an encyclopedia. If ever you wanted to know any general information, you just had to say, " George, " and you had it. JOHN HANTHORN MATSON St. Paul, Minnesota After the changeover from unsuspecting boy to competent young man is completed, the field of aviation will receive this diligent worker, from whom great things can be ex- pected. During his stay, John rarely missed a chance at having a good time and was often found with a young lady on his arm. On week days golf, softball, and bridge captured his attention. Long to be remembered will be his manipulation of the intricacies of station WRW, his seemingly impossible escapes from the Form-2, and his hilarious canoe voyages up the creeks of the Severn. As to the future, his pride in accomplishment will insure suc(;ess. PHH.IP HARRY MAXWELL West Collingswood, New Jersey Unable to decide belween the Coast Guard Academy and tile HOTC; Max packed his bags and came to Navy. Max had no fear of academics, especially Math. It was only when he tried inasti ' riiig the intricacy of German that Max became somewhat bewildered. Max had a strong dislike for cold weather, and while searching for ways to avoid the winter winds, wound up manager of the arsity Swimming Team. Max found his second home when he made a trip to New London for voluntary sub training. A pair of dolphins became his first thought of the future. Page 348 CLAYTON PASCHAL MAYS Macon, Georgia No one could over mistake " Georgia " lor a New Englander. His quiet, easy-quills speech and inaiiiier were a pleasant change in this iiurrying world. But out on the testing ground of tlie Naval Academy, the batt football field, you could find " Cedric " playing his legalized murder with speed and deception that belied his let ' s-take-it-easy manner. The Spring of the year always found him out for lacrosse, beating luckless bystanders on their craniums in that old Indian manner. In any field of endeavor, Cedric ' s natural ability to do things well is sure to see him through all the rough spots. ROBERT BRUCE McCOMB Portland, Oregon Bruce left the misty Oregon climate for the even wetter state of Maryland. Addicted to sailing, he was always spreading the I ' ame of the Highland Light after every race. As a plebe he was adversely affected by females; youngster year it was even-steven: and by second class year he was carrying tlie ball. He had trouble keeping his wives supplied with tobacco but when they started using his pipes he laid down the law. His most enjoyable times were spent on the Annapolis-Newport races. Air Cruise, the trips with the pistol team, and the Bermuda Races. He plans to pack up his sea boots and head for the submarines on graduation. BERNARD ROBERT McLAUGHLIN Nashua, New Hampshire The fact that Mac came from the " Gateway to the Granite State, " Nashua, New Hampshire, just forty miles north of Boston, perhaps accounted for his unvarying support of the Red Sox; a loyalty which incidentally produced only anguish and financial difficulties for him. Before entering Navy ' s halls of learning. Bob attended St. Anselm ' s College. St. A ' s is controlled by Benedictine monks, and it was there that Barney gained his great moral and spiritual virtues. During his leisure hours he could be always found puffing on a cigar and passing on his ideas and opinions. Barney early decided the surface Navy had a great future so there he cast his lot. Page 349 T ANDRE GEORGE MERGET RiDGEWooD, New York Andy, a quiet red-headed lad, from Ridfrewood, New York, will be long remembered for his sincere good-naturedness, practical thinking ability, and his easy-going philosophy of life. The " Scheik ' s " chief delights were ice cream, good Navy books, Doris Day, and band music. Andy played soccer, handball and softball. Blue and Gold as they come, Andy settled any anti-Navy arguments per- sonally. Andy ' s dream of a Naval Career (in Capital letters) was only begun at the academy and his good work at Navy can only be surpassed by the thirty years that he plans to spend in the submarine branch of the Navy line. I I DONALD BERN ARD METZ North Augusta, South Carolina In the summer of ' 49, Don bought his first pair of shoes anid bid farewell to North Augusta . . . South Carolina, if you please. Before USNA Don was the wheel ' s wheel. Presi- dent of his high school class for three years, he still found ample time to engage in three sports per annum; he became all-state shortstop his senior year. Remember that long, lean shadow on the mound of mud in Lawrence Field, flailing its arms in the breeze. That was Don. Practice, practice and more practice was the Navy way of making all-state shortstops into Navy first string pitchers. Don proved by his team work that he " belonged " ... on the Academy baseball team and on the Fleet ' s fighting Team. RICHARD PERRY METZ Mankato, Kansas Pierre was the dapper little guy with the big smile who could be seen scooting around at a terrific pace. This came from roaming across the Kansas plains near a small town called Mankato where the Metz family first unleashed Dick. There was still a gleam in his eye, however, when Panama was mentioned. Cross-country failed to do the job so Pierre turned to a hot game of pinoclilf for relaxation. He was also a big movie enthusiast. Tlie New York Yankees were his pride and joy. Ask him why that jacket was huttg in his closet for so long. Dick is a man who is going to be heard from in the future which intludes a big pair of wings. Page 350 1 6 " EVAN KENDALL MILLER Washington, District of Columbia Wearing the blue and gold seemed only natural for Ken, a lad from a family full of Navy men. An Annapolitan by birth, he travelled far and wide. Despite his love for adventure and travel. Mister Miller was a family man at heart, and much of his free time was spent looking for tlie right girl. He considered this unpleasant task a hobby rather than a weakness. Among his diversified interests . . . sailing, tennis, and the finer joys of life . . . fishin ' was tops. Whatever he does, this fisherman with his faith in fellow men, his sparkling smile and his warm personality will stand next to the heart of his shipmates. RICHARD KENDALL MILLER Washington, District of Columbia Dick had the true well rounded personality, a rare com- bination of scientist, artist, and philosopher. A Navy junior, Dick was a well-rounded athlete. He neither drank nor smoked. His hobbies were numberless, but his favorite was designing and building beautiful cars. His proudest possession was an ancient Cadillac, which was rumored capable of transporting the entire Brigade in air- conditioned comfort. His friendliness and determined, efficient way of doing a job are sure to make him a well-liked and valuable officer. FRANK HERBERT MITCHELL, JR. West Caldwell, New Jersey Caldwell, New Jersey, is the home of this serious minded and much respected Marine. From Paris Island to China, Frank worked in three years and a triple chevron before NAPS. His earnest devotion to the water those four years belied the fact that past and future were in the air. It could only have been the joy of good hard labor, and teamwork that enticed him so regularly into that long eighth period of pulling whirlpools in the Severn. His determination and smart service sense make Mitch a smart choice for the guy most likely to have a successful career in Marine Aviation. Page 351 DAVID PILOT MITTELL Manchester, New Hampshire You often hear about the traditional New England reserve, but here was a living paradox. Dave ' s gay, happy manner kept those little problems that constantly cropped up at Navy from getting him down. He served as a sort of a buffer for the rest of the troops, and kept their spirits up as well as his own. To say that Dave enjoyed life to the fullest would be an understatement. NO ONE but no one was around him for very long without absorbing some of his infectious happy manner. Never complaining for very long, he overlooked the trivial things. In years to corue, wherever he may be, Dave will be surrounded by the friends he is so apt at making. LAWRENCE BENEDICT MOLNAR Euclid, Ohio There were some men who by their very sincerity and warmth of personality won innumerable followers. Lawrence was one of those men. Having tucked away two years of Purdue under his belt, L.B. came to Navy with a wholesome Mid-Western outlook on Middie life. Never at a loss for words, as the vibrating bulkheads of Bancroft will testify, his quotations from ] ' ihon on Neu- trality will never be forgotten. His quick sense of humor and strong sense of loyalty made him ever welcome and sought. Never one to put up with nonsense, Larry was one of those few who show their strength of character by precept and example. WILLIAM DULANY MONROE, III Washington, District of Columbia Speed was his name but not his manner. Bill eTijoyed the better things in life; good pipes, good bourbon, and beautiful women. Someone saw him study once but it was never one of his oiitslanding traits. He preferred a quiet evening with an adventure novel to the secrets of the polyphase induction motor. A sports car enthusiast from the word automobile, he read anything related to cars or motors. The biggest thrill in the four long years came the day he collected tiiree points from the oflicial at the end of the steeplechase course. He lived the full life. Page 352 ♦ f JOHN HARRY MORRISON, JR. Annapolis, Maryland III the Spring there was no doubt whether the result of the weekend lacrosse game was good or bad when " Moose " returned from the field of battle. He took a full twenty- four hours to recover his usual carefree, jovial mood if the game was lost. All sorts of things seemed to awaken the light of interest in him, but skinny and math left him cold. His warm character rarely failed to win anyone he met. He seemed to have that habit of sweeping others off their feet, leaving them with the impression that good old USNA was full of wonderful guys with genial personalities . . . the " cream of the crop " . THOMAS JAMES MLLLENDER, JR. New Orleans, Louisiana Confusing everyone by claiming New Orleans as his home and speaking with that Chicago accent, " Tojo " can claim the distinction of being one of the few civilians to attend Marion Institute in preparation for his Naval career. His interests were noticeable in some first rate camera shots, and his conflicting musical tastes ranged from long-hair to Dixieland. An excellent golfer and an annual star of the Naval Academy sub squad, he had no trouble with the Academic Department; even excelled in Dago. Only that frequent visit from the Early Morning EDO would prompt a response from him before 8:00 A.M. The Navy gets a good officer in Tojo. GEORGE EDWIN NELSON, JR. Worcester, Massachusetts A blonde headed Swede who loved Gaffelbiler. The only two thoughts ever to penetrate his head: (1) Women, and (2) Methods of increasing rack time. A fellow sufferer in the white works swimming obstruction placed between middies and that large gold stripe. George ' s comment: " hy swim in white works; wouldn ' t blue service be of more practical use for later. " A reliable member of the company cross country and steeplechase teams. Outside of the grey walls his thoughts turn towards fishing in Maine or a good hunting trip. More. ' ' ? Ha!! Mum ' s the word. Page 353 RICHARD LYNN NEWNHAM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Although Dick isn ' t a Navy Junior, he came from a large family of Naval Academy graduates. This probably explained his interest in both the Academy and Naval flying. Dick came to Navy from Germantown Academy, a Philadelphia prep school. During the fall you were most lik ely to find Dick out on the athletic field where he played football for the 150 ' s. The rest of the year Dick could be found playing company sports or dodging the Executive Department. Never highest but never lowest in academics he spent four happy years sleeping off the effects of a four- N days. RICHARD WILLIAM NOLAN Sparta, New Jersey Dick was the soul of calmness. The Academy life that drove so many others to distraction was just another phase in the overall world picture to Dick. Even if his native Staten Island broke away from the mainland, Dick ' s easy going stride would not change; but you can bet your sea boots he ' d know when, where, and at what time it happened. Dick was quite the student of foreign affairs and won a letter of commendation for his knowledge of foreign affairs. A few hours of leisure always gave him a lift and a New York Times with " All tlie news that ' s fit to print " kept his face in smiles. LAMONT EARL OCIIS Allentown, Pennsylvania The only guy with a Heinz name ... it can be pronounced in 57 varieties. Li ' l Leo gained much from his three-year stretch in the Navy before corning to the Academy, especially in the way of spirit and eapril de corps. At USNA he showed that he had what it takes ... by the number of bruises on his soccer-scarred legs. Beware of his letters, girls, some have been known to go off the deep end over them. If he pursues the vocation about which he constantly reads, (Leo knows more about the Lone Hanger than does Mrs. Ranger) the Navy will lose a good man. Never fear. Oakie ' ll be " shootiiT " em up, " not from the saddle, but froni the bridge. Page 354 JOHN BEKNAKD O ' LEAKY, JR. l e:dford, Massachusetts It was easy to see why John attracted and lield so many I ' liendships. Me was ever wiUing to assist anyone; no task seemed too liard lor liim, regardless of its nature. Much of his time lie spent actively participating in crew, but his most notable successes were in the field of extracurricular duties. Hard work and constant effort earned him merit in the Newman Club, and later he was elected chairman of the Christmas Card Committee. John ' s most trying moments came when he received those quarterly issues of the store bill and found that the amount owed had mounted some more. Career. This old Army man makes the fleet his choice. DONALD CLARE PAOLUCCI Memphis, Tennessee A pseudo-sou of the " Old South, " Don claims Memphis as his home town. After living in every voting district in the country in the grand old Navy fashion, he ultimately found himself in the Chesapeake Bay Country. A well- co-ordinated athlete, Don managed to keep his hand in everything from gym to weightlifting during his tour. Always managed to keep up with the pack academically, but insisted he couldn ' t read. You could usually find him creating cartilage over in the " muscle locker " . . . had a fabulous physique to prove it. Strictly a thirty year man, Don figures on getting a lot out of life and you can bet that he will. EUGENE EDWARD PARO, JR. Paducah, Kentucky Absolutely tlie smoothest dealer to come from Paducah since Barkley. . . . His gargantuan physique plus the fastest growing hair in the brigade and the nickname of " Pook, " endeared him to more girls than he could shake a crest at. An athlete from the word go. Gene thought nothing of playing football in the dead of winter. An asset to any sports scjuad. . . . His ability to approach academics with an " open mind " was appalling. " Wow, what a peachy keen quiz!!!! . . . Take me out, coach. " His enthusiasm and zest for living will always keep him happy wherever he is. A devoted friend, Gene was a grand guy to have around. Page 355 DANA PECKWORTH Batavia, Illinois Dana gave up the country club life of Lawrenceville and Princeton U. for a Naval Career at the Academy. He spent most of his afternoons on the varsity soccer field and most of his liberty chasing girls all over New Jersey. His favorite subject was Math, probably because he didn ' t have to study it. If you ever were looking for someone who knew how to work big deals, Dana was it; not that they always worked out, but he was always in there trying. After graduation Dana plans to take into the Navy line his quick thinking and sparkling personality. BRUCE LEE PRICKETT Pomona, California Bruce, 5 ' 6 " , easily qualified as a " sandblower in blue " . He was no newcomer to the Navy Blue; his first uniform was that of an enlisted man. He entered NAPS and finally settled down at Navy with a fleet appointment. While his classmates feverishly slashed for exams, Bruce relaxed in the cool comfort of Hubbard Hall and the " Ciga- rette Locker " every afternoon. His stature, as well as ability, made him a successful crew coxswain, and his abilities were known and envied throughout Severn Land. Upon graduation, Bruce wants to enter Naval Aviation. WALTER FERDINAND PRIEN, JR. Milwaukee, Wisconsin A Navy .Junior before coming to the shores of the Severn, Walt spent more time in Brooklyn than anywhere else and considers Iiirnself a big city boy. Bull and Dago managed to get him stars plebe year, but the intricacies of slide rule maiii|)ul;it idiis and the ' " lunnbers in them tables " took these away. Not nuich of an athlete he preferred to spend most of his time building model airplanes, talking about cars or playing canasta, but could usually lie prevailed upon to help tlie fifteenth company chase steeples around Holland I ' Meld on winter afternoons. Walt picked sockbag blue for the dominant color of his future wardrobe. Page 356 JOHN THOMAS QUIRK Maplevvood, New Jersey Jack said liis biggest disappointnieiit occurred wlicii his company, " the figliting Thirteentli, " won the colors. He had to call ofl ' eigiiteen holes of golf to be present at the practice for the presentation ceremonies. As a green and innocent plebe, he was immediately recruited for the company cross country team. Despite the fact that the skinny department made it a little rough at times and his " guess stick " often had its hairlines crossed, Jack fought back and kept his head above the horrors of Sampson Hall. His answer to the morale question: " Serve beer in the Steerage. " WILLIAM JOSEPH QUIRK Bronx, New York AYhen mama sent Bill off to the Navy, her last words to him were, " Get plenty of sleep and food. " Not only did Bill follow his mother ' s advice to the letter, but he added one more necessity of life . . . combing his hair. It became his alpha and omega, the first thing he did in the morning and the last thing he did at night. Bill spent his remaining free time on the basketball court, in one of the Annapolis Movie Palaces, or attesting the beauty of the Bronx women. Bill decided early that it was air arm of the Navy for him. GEORGE REITH, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Widely travelled, extremely frank, amazingly consistent, easily identified by his ready smile, dark wavy hair, and straightforward manner, George was often found ener- getically engaged in a game of tennis or squash. A fast man on or off the courts, his desire for speed and adventure extended to riding motorcycles, renovating old jalopies, and frequent dating. Possessing unhmited engineering know-how, he could repair a V-8 engine or a Swiss watch with equal ease. George came into his own, however, when he first flew the " Yellow Peril " . Graduation will find him headed for a career in aviation. Page 357 GILBERT FERBITZ RINDAHL Bismarck, North Dakota Contrary to popular belief, here was a preacher ' s son who turned out to be a thoroughly likeable fellow. This Scan- dinavian lad came from North Dakota and to him cold wasn ' t cold until it was below zero . . . nothing but no windows and no heat. The possessor of quite a voice, " Gibber " was in the Chapel choir for two years. He made cjuite a name for himself during his four-year hitch in Crabtown. He captained the swimming team first class year, and was considered by many to be one of the biggest splashes at Navy. Gibber was lucky enougii to get a can on youngster cruise, so it ' s Navy for him. JOHN ANSTY ROBERTS III Bronxville, New York .Johnny, ' 53 ' s own " Mr. Boberts, " represented personally what he called " The biggest and best square mile in the United States, " Bronxville, New York. Coming directly from high school, Johnny brought to the Academy his wonderful easy going nature, endless enthusiasm, and such a characteristic walk from a brief stay in Texas that he was elected honorary " President of the Cattlemen ' s Association of the Fourteenth Company " . Johiniy had interests as wide as his stride. Tennis, radio, the 88 keys of a piano, baseball, Public Belations, and above all those wonderful co-eds from colleges like Goucher and Sweet Briar. I| MANUEL ROJO, JR. I. OS Anoklks, Calii ' orniv Hojo arrived at I SNA three jumps ahead of the Los Angeles County Sheriff ' s posse. Although encounlcring some difliculty in inalhematics, he managed to survive the many tests. Fieldball provided sport during the winter months and it left its mark on Hojo in the form of a chin scar. His main gripe was having to get up early for church but ho never missed a service, rain or shine. He missed the surniy Southern Californian weather the entire time he was at LKSNA. lie came to I ' SNA with his high sclioo! dipldnia clutched in his hands and stars in his eyes. Allhougli lie was clutched many times afterwards, he never again saw stars. Page 358 I ROBERT ELWOOD RUCKMAN Washington, District of Columbia Bob was best known lor his great hurry to get somewhere, a friendly " Howdy " (even before breakfast), and iiis ringing haritoTie in tlie sliowcr. A serious, thougii average, stuch-nt and athlete, his ambition was to make good in every field he entered, model-building, philately, amateur chemistry, and classical music being among them. He was probably the most persevering poor shot on the Navy rifle team. His spare time was spent reading, sketching, and (life ' s greatest pleasure) dragging. A native of Wasiiington, D. C, Ruck will make his home in the sunny South. With his ability to make friends, lie is a sure bet for the future. GEORGE RAYMOND RUDDICK, JR. Newport, Kentucky Dubbed " Bruce McLoose, " George came from Newport, Kentucky. He was strongly influenced by the science- fiction field. A daily part of his harried existence was spent falling out of the grace of his classmates for his devotion to Charles Fort. George will best be remembered for his trouble determining lunar distance. His most outstanding physical property was double jointed fingers. Joining the Navy would have been the wisest step in his life even if he had not come to the Naval Academy. He claimed that until graduation, the Navy line was both his means and his goal bevond which there was nothing. WILLIAM ALOYSIOUS RYAN Jamaica, New York Bill, the smiling Irishman, played a lot of good hard football for Navy in the four years and earned the respect of the men who played across from his guard position. The son of " one of New York ' s finest, " Bill confined his inherent fighting spirit exclusively to the gridiron, and the inmates of Bancroft knew him for his affable, easy-going manner. His spare time was spent trying to best his roommates at casino or cribbage, with little luck. In his despair, he often buried himself in any available magazine. As a result of second class carrier cruise. Bill plans on Naval Aviation as his career after graduation. Page 359 ARTHUR HANS HENRY SCHRODER Houston, Texas Art, a real, live, honest-to-goodness sheik, was one of those guys you can identify the minute they utter a syllable. The accent he got from living in Houston was a dead give- away. Art was a leatherneck in its purest form; there was never a doubt in anyone ' s mind about what he ' d be doing after graduation. To say that Arturo was " a nice guy and well-liked " would be . . . well, an understatement. He fitted in everywhere and his glowing personality made him constantly in demand. He did everything invariably well and his interests were all-inclusive. If you ' re looking for someone to do anything . . . anything at all . . . Art is your man. GEORGE OSCAR SELZ Toledo, Ohio George came to Navy well prepared to be a leader. A scholar and leader in his home town high school days, George made a repeat performance, with some added improvements, on the banks of the Severn. He possessed the patience of Job, which he often exhibited in explaining some complex skinny or steam problem to his less in- tellectually endowed classmates. His impeccable neatness and winning personality are bound to bring him the ad- miration of all with whom he will have contact. George is a Navy man by well thought out preference, and this made to order Naval officer is bound for success. ERNEST RICHARD SEYMOUR TuLLY, New York Born a loyal Syracusan, Dick firmly believed anything that matters in this world is located either in Syracuse or " just south of it " . Being an Army brat and seeing an Army officer ' s life first-hand, Dick grew lo kjvc the Navy and saw- in it a life he ' d like. After his entry into the Academy Dick made many friends with his quiet yet friendly dis- position and was counted as one of few with a negligible " clutch factor " . Dick aspired to Navy Air and with pilots like him in Navy cockpits you can be sure the Fleet Air Arm is ilying high and ilyiiig straight. Page 360 FRED LOUTHERBACK SHAY San Diego, California SmiliTig Fred was never quite sure that his picture would grace tlie pages of this publication, but now that it does, lie goes back to tiie fleet. The Dago department declared him a bucket, but being a former ET, he made up for that in Juice. A man of many interests, he had a hand in the business department of the Musical Clubs and a foot in the marching and concert bands. He was a member of the Engineering, Radio, and Boat Clubs. He didn ' t need much of a preference number, because Navy Line had first call for him. JOHN SHERLOCK, JR. Mobile, Alabama Fluorescent-lit nights in Bancroft Hall were a far cry from moonlit nights on Mobile Bay, but John managed to adapt himself nevertheless. Although no slash in the swimming tests, Juan really liked the water, and had spent time on both salt water and fresh (as a civilian, of course). His hobbies were sailing, hunting, and fishing. One of his secret ambitions was to own a souped-up Lincoln or Cadillac. He hoped to make aviation his career. ... If you see a plane flashing by with dynatone mufflers and wheel skirts on it, you can almost be sure it ' s John. JAMES ALOYSIUS SLADKY Racine, Wisconsin Jim ' s home port is Racine, Wisconsin, the " belle city " situated on the beautiful and scenic shores of Lake Michigan. With Lake Michigan only five blocks from his home, after eighteen years of fighting off its allure and beckon, Jim succumbed. It was Navy for him, win, lose, or draw. As for personal traits, you could call Jim a gourmet; he enjoyed music, literature, and the theatre. Up to the last moment Jim never would definitely say, but his propensity to be an officer was in the wild blue yonder. Page .361 ALFRED ANDERSON SMITH Long Island, New York Finding the northern weatiier not too conducive to beacli parties " Pete " set up his headquarters at the University of Maryland before entering Navy. Participating in such sports as squasii and gym team, " Tiger " " was known for his smile and clowning antics. Whenever the troops became too disgusted with the system, he found humor in anything that wasn ' t going right at the moment. Completely amazed by the steam lab, he tried his best to find out about the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the machinery and instruments, specializing in mercury manometers. Pete plans taking to the air for the Navy upon graduation. li DONALD BAXTER SMITH Boise, Idaho Born a Navy junior in far-off Peiping, China, " Smitty " " could spin many a humorous yarn about any subject, including the hardships of becoming a recognized United States citizen. He was often found strumming on a ukelele and singing a Hawaiian song. A crafty man with saw and hammer, he spent much of his time hard at work building something new or tearing something old apart. During leave his closest companion was his fishing pole. To prove that he thrived on cold weather, he spent his winter after- noons running on the company steeplechase team . . . but saved some energy for the long run back to Bancroft ' s warm radiator. NORMAN ARTHUR SMITH Brooklyn, New York Norm, who was tall and blond, proudly claimed and was just as proudly claimed by . . . Brooklyn. He came to Navy with the satisfaction felt by one attaining a long sought goal. Norm long held the Midshipman as his ideal and at the Naval Academy, his classmates considered him an ideal midshipman. Exceedingly neat and conscientious, Norm impressed many with his clear thought ability. Norman looks with anticipation toward a Naval career. Anchors Aweigh! Page 362 DOUGLAS LEE SNEAD Newport News, Virgini.v From ewport News, in the far corner wearing ivliaki trunlvs. Dong Snead. Anyone wiio frequented the Brigade boxing bouts during 53 " s years was sure to see him battling ill there with the best of them. His prowess and ring cuiniing won him the runner-up slot Youngster year. A Ivappa Alpha from Randolph Macon College, Doug attended Parris Island, and once a Marine, always a Marine. Doug ' s training and natural ability won for him a place among the leaders of the Brigade and the Marine Corps will make good use of his talents. ERASER WILLIAM SPILLER Marion, Illinois Bill was born in Annapolis, while his Dad (class of 1925) was attending P.G. School. Seven duty stations later, (Washington, D.C.) some inner nautical yearning brought Bill back to Crabtown ... to the inner side of the Wall. He was a plebe while his brother was a first-classman in another battalion. He held his own in bull sessions . . . but not so in " Bull " classes. He was definitely carnivorous . . . beef his favorite . . . but he still had a weekly battle with the scales to make his wrestUng weight. Most people notice one thing immediately when they ' re with Bill: he ' s at ease wherever he is. Stability and a pleasant disposition are fine companions. So is Bill. ( BILLY GENE STARNES Memphis, Tennessee On his way up from Memphis, Billy managed to pick up a tremendous appetite, a craving for hillbilly music, and a great amount of ability. Those three characteristics stayed with him for the four years. He succeeded in bringing his first great need under control by spending most of his time on the baseball and 150 lb. football training tables. By plaguing his peace-loving wives with loud, off-key choruses of the latest Hank Snow favorites, he managed to effect complete maladjustment. It seemed that there was no end to Billy ' s successes, and it all goes to prove that big things do come in small packages. Page 363 CHARLES CAMPBELL STARNES, JR. Memphis, Tennessee Charlie came to the Academy by way of Tusculum College, Southwestern College, and the University of Mississippi. Ciiarlie liked parties when the time came for parties, southern girls when he was home, athletics of all varieties, and " Happy Hours " . At a hop you ' d find Charlie monopolizing the dance floor, on Sunday mornings he ' d be found in Misery Hall, on the soccer field he ' d be where the playing was hardest, and at the training table he was the person with the biggest plate. His will to win, his keen sense of humor, and his ability to make friends made him top man on the totem pole. CLAYTON ALBERT STUDEBAKER Arlington, Virginia Presented to the world in Honolulu, Hawaii, as an Army brat, Clayton decided on Navy. His moving from fort to fort in tiie South gave him title to " Rebel " . Most of his schooling was received at Christ School, Arden, North Carolina, except for a year ' s respite in Germany. His great confidence in himself brought him through his bouts with the academic department so he spent most of his time writing letters and listening to music in the smooth and classical manner. The photography club and Society of Automotive Engineers received a lot of his energies and abilities. With that as a background, Clayton looks forward to a career in the underseas fleet. WILLIAM WESLEY SULLIVAN Chicago, Illinois Originally a Chicagoan, " Sully " also claimed Oregon as his home. He was characterized by his desire for variety, as evidenced by a craving for " exotic Bohemian foods, " and the number of uniecognizable languages in which he ex- pressed himself. i )ill managed lo consume most of his time corresponding «ith young lovelies and S(|neezing in enough academics to stand high on 53 ' s roll ol ' merit. However, he was usually willing to give up either of these pursuits and fill in as a fourth for bridge. An Irisli sense of hunior, a mischievous twinkle in his eye, and a liking for people: these sum up Sully, the man ' s man. Page 361 WENDELL GRAY SWITZER, JR. Pensacola, Florida Born the son of an Academy f-radiiate, Windy was pre- destined to end up at the Academy. His secondary educa- tion was picked up all over, ending at Woodberry Forest. Being a loyal alumnus, he still looks forward to that Wood- berry Oracle that comes twice a month. In spite of occa- sional differences of opinion with the Executive Depart- Tuent, Gray ' s love for dear old Bancroft was shown by tiie numerous weekends he spent within its walls. When he wasn ' t getting more than his share of rack-time, he managed to lend his talents to the LOG, Spanish Club, and Glee Club. An avid reader of the classics, he never missed an episode of Mike Hammer, his idol. LEWIS BLAIR SYKES Clearfield, Pennsylvania Emerging from the coal mines of Pennsylvania, Lew made his way to the Academy via the LT. S. Army, where it took him only a year to get the word. After finding himself, he became a Blue-and-Golder from the word go. Never dragged much in Crabtown . . . loved Baltimore liberties . . . favorite pastimes were pool, music, and partying. . . . Firmly convinced that the Bull Department plotted against him. Strictly a lineman. Lew dreamed of a career on the briny deep spotted with good liberties. EDMUND BATTELLE TAYLOR, JR. Alexandria, Virginia Ted ' s claim to fame was that he missed all those wonderful plebe summer days filled with rowing and sailing . . . and the first showing of " The Magic of Steam " . He did manage to make it the other two times. Although a casual student, he learned things quickly and easily. A great lover of sports, he spent most of his time playing Batt foot- ball, basketball, and being player-manager of the third class Rinky Dink softball team. On the athletic field, in his room, or at a party, he was always relaxed and at ease. This ability to just be himself coupled with a heartwarming smile made him welcome company at all times. Page 365 CHARLES POULSON THOLE Summit, New Jersey " The Jungle Kid " spent a year with the sons of Eii. Descending upon the Academy with his usual enthusiasm, he soon became lost in the maze of formations, " uniform races, " ' academics, and occasional social life. Charlie didn ' t come into his own until he donned his helmet, pads, tape and benzoin. He ate, slept, talked and lived football when it was in season and judging from the reports of the steward mates and the Commissary Officer he really ate. When tiie going was toughest, Charlie showed his best qualities and his undaunted spirit. HUGH JOSEPH CYRIL TOLAND, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hughie claimed Newton Square and Philly as his home town the day he entered USNA and no one was able to dissuade him from his belief that this Square and South Philly are the greatest spots on earth. His daily letters from the O.A.O. ranked as number one pastime, ranking even before hitting the sack. Tliere was always much discussion be- tween Hugli and his buddies about his weekly drag ' s good looks. Academically, Hugh had little trouble, especially with the skinny dept ' s offerings, and attained good academic standing with comparatively little effort. Looks forward to gathering those wings, Navy, preferably. JAMES LENES LNGER Cincinnati, Ohio Jim, a ( ' .iiiriniuiti boy, used to be a happy-go-lucky " college Joe " at Ohio State. His two years there left him still a loyal rooter for the " Buckeyes " . Jim spent his leave time pursuing his favoiiti ' jiastiine sport, fishing; his hobby was amalciu ' ladio. Said his roommates, " He ' s a ham nil right - in more ways I han one. " ilii his knack for looking for the lighter side of things, .lirn will puisne his life ' s work willi :i lull measure of success. Page 366 EUGENE WILLIAM VAHLKAMP Wayne, Nebraska Gene came Iruiii ' ayne, Nee-brasky, where he says that people have to shout in order to be lieard over all the noise tliat corn makes as it grows. He attended Wayne State Teachers College I ' or a year, where math was his forte. A good many of Gene ' s afternoons were spent in the squash courts — except for a couple of animal bouts with the sub- squad. He claims that he was contemplating Olympic swimming after he passed the second-class year test on the first try. Certainly his varied interests and his remarkable ability to apply himself to any task ensure him of future success in the Navy line, his first choice for duty. ALBERT DEWEY INING, JR. Greenville, Michigan Coming by way of the University of Michigan, Al took the transition from Wolverine to Midshipman in stride, and referred to his number 4 ' s as " my camel ' s hair blues " . A year at Columbian Prep in W ashington prior to entrance acquainted Dewey with the technical aspects of the Navy. Being the old man of the fourteenth company, Al figured he ' d be in line for retirement pay by the time he reached Ensign, senior grade. When he was out to have a good time Al believed in really doing it up brown, as evidenced by several exorbitant dragging weekends in New York. I ' pon graduation it ' s the Navy line for Al. HAROLD EUGENE WAKITSCH Chicago, Illinois Having spent one year at college and one year as an enlisted man, Maxie decided to make the Navy a career. Holding dearly to himself the quality of good skepticism, he didn ' t always take the author ' s word for what was contained in the text books, but proceeded to prove the book either right or wrong. As all good Chicago tough guys say, " They aren ' t going to put anything over on me. " Maxie deserved much credit because everything he did in life he did W ' ith only his own help and always made a good job of it. Page 367 THOMAS CARROLL WARREN Decatur, Illinois Few people claim the distinction of hailing from the Soy- bean Capitol of the Nation: Decatur, Illinois. The " Big T, " however, had numerous claims to fame. Almost anything he attempted he did well. Most memorable were his great number of uncles, his night school teaching to his wives Hungarian, Swedish, and German, and his crowning attainment . . . the absolute absolute scale, on which anything can be rated. This gay blade with his ready wit, a Brother of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and a star man, was a boon to any social function, the place where he was really at home. LAWRENCE HEMPHILL WATSON, JR. Appomattox, Virginia Appomattox, Virginia, sent Larry, by way of irginia Polytechnic Institute and the fleet. Having successfully weathered " rat year " at VPI, plebe year was fruit. A three season atiilete, Larry was on the fail cross-country squad, and the track team in tlie winter and spring seasons. He firmly believed that in Virginia the fields were greener, the men braver, and the women more beautiful than in any other part of the country. He knew and could call to mind more jokes than any other five men in the Brigade. Assuredly, his wit, easy-going way, and ready smile will always set him above the crowd. ROBERT JOSEPH WEBER Annapolis, Maryland Bol) will best be remembered at the Academy for iiis amazing facility of always finding time to write at least three letters per day. Throughout the winter and spring afternoons, Bob usually was found in Ihe instruction pool engaged in an attempt to make it back and forth across the pool, the required lunnber of laps within the required maxi- mum time. Whenever the sub squad didn ' t have Bob as a member, R. J. was always willing and able to gain a few needed points for the Thirteenth Company. He met the worst life handed him with a smile. Page 368 I GERALD EDWARD WEINSTEIN Ballston Spa, New Yohk Jerry ' s real fame lay in being 53 ' s threat to the skinny department. To his close friends he was forever telling tlic corniest jokes conceivable, but liis friendliness more tlian atoned for that. Hailing from upper New York, Jerry joined the navy right after graduation from high scliool. Upon making second class petty ofTicer he decided to make the navy a career and entered tiie academy via fleet appointment. Because academics came very easy to him, he found time to be very active in class activities in such capacities as company representative and class secretary. OTTO WILLIAM WILL III Metuchen, New Jersey ■ " Time is precious and must be used to the best advantage. " On that motto, young Otto based all his activities. Day in and day out he could be found pursuing his true love, photography. Having only time enough during the day to take the pictures, he often worked into the wee hours of the morning finishing his masterpieces. In a year and a half the LOG staff made him its Photography Editor. Otto came to the Academy direct from Metuchen High School by appointment tlirough the Naval Reserves. Good-natured, he soon decided that Navy life was the only life. His deter- mined spirit, kiiidheartedness, and quiet frankness will carry him far. JACK LLEWELLYN WILSON Simla, Colorado Jack came to Navy from a little town on the prairie dry, plateau of central Colorado . . . population four hundred and fifty. " Quality, not quantity " was the motto. A year at Colorado University prior to appointment was Jack ' s preparation for the Naval Academy academics. As for Jack, he ' ll be remembered for his ready helping hand . . . in anything and everything. Having not exactly an eye for mischief but more a taste for a good time Jack was a happy addition to any liberty party. Although a land- lubber by birth. Jack had a genuine liking for the sea and early decided it was the fleet for him. Page 369 VICTOR BENGT CHRISTOPHER WOLKE Hempstead, New York Witli a name that lent itself naturally to nicknames, his own preference was " Chris " . While attending high school, and later Hofstra College, in Hempstead, Long Island, Chris made first contact with the Naval Reserve. It was flirough this organization that he entered the Naval Academy. Almost any afternoon Chris could be found in the gym performing giant swings or some other gravity defying high bar stunt. No one ever saw Chris angry for long. The cheerful side of life was always uppermost in his mind, and what a mind! . . . agile, clean, alert. Chris was all the things the ideal midshipman should be. EDWARD REED WORTH South Plainkikld, New Jersey Better known to his classmates as " Big Ed " . . . attended a year at Notre Dame before deciding on a career in the Regular Navy . . . easy-going ... an ardent follower of the great national pastime, esp» cially the Giants . . . ask him when Bobby Thompson hit the pennant-winning homer in " 51 . . . puts his 6 ' 5 " frame to good use for the Navy oarsmen . . . the plebe and varsity letters on his B-robe proved his ability . . . never " sweated " those academics . . . when not keeping in shape, he used the rack to good advantage . . . the Navy Line upon graduation, and a real asset to the service. w Page 370 I JAMES ARTHUR YOUSE Bryan, Ohio Bryan, Ohio ' s, coutributiou to the Academy was a blond- haired, well built guy who, although his main interest was sports, did not ignore the other important phases of life. Jim unconsciously lived by the words, " Work hard and play hard, " and when it came to studying, he gave it all he had. When the time came for sports, though, Jim liked the rough ones, with football, lacrosse, and boxing getting the nod. Although modest and quiet-spoken, he was an absorbing person to have around, and his broad smile and quick laughter gave proof of his informal and friendly nature. RAYMOND CHARLES ZAHN Hutchinson, Kansas Known to all as " Bazor, " Bay came from the middle of Kansas (which is just about as far from the ocean as you can get). His home town of Hutchinson is right in the middle of a sea of waving grain; that golden wave combined with the blue of the sky to give him a Blue and Gold spirit. He devoted a great portion of his time to study of the automotive and aviation industries and his knowledge in these fields will be useful during a naval career. The Navy will satisfy his love for travel and his honesty, sin- cerity and unselfishness can only aid him in a climb to success. Page 371 THIRTEENTH P STAFF FALL SET I eft to right: K. T. Herkner, K. W. Fergusson, E. T. Calnaii, J. S. Jordan. ( ' .. O. Hanini, Jr. WIXTEK SET T ?5 l. -ft to right: F. W. SpilU-r, Kiiolts. N. K. riggs. Pape 372 J. . ousc, K. Adorney, I ' . Second Class Albee, T. L., Jr. Ashurst, J. M., Jr. Bayne, J. 1 . Berkhimer, F. R. Branie, F. A., Ill Brashear, J. A. Byers, R. K. Carpenter, T. A. Cumniings, J. D. Davis, R. G. Fletcher, W. B., HI Fortin, R. T. Friedrichs, P. B. Heisel, L. L. Hennessee, D. M. .Juergeiis, J. G. Leventen, G. N. Lockmiller, F. R. Lyons, P. Mahorner, J. G. McClellan, P. W. Merten, J. E. Morton, 1). A. Oldmixon, W. J. Olson, R. L. Patrick, J. C. Patterson, W. D. Peterson, K. E., Jr. Roach, W. J . Rogers, T. 1). Scullion, Vt ., Jr. Shelton, C. I. Sinidt. R. L. Snyder, E. C, Jr. Trevors, i. A. Uxdavines, E. J. Wheeler, C.C. Vtooden, B. J. ' ii fc.., m v mL. X CO MPANY Y O IT G T E R Top row, left to right: Ailes, Anderson, Baldwin, Bannon, Bartlett, Brainerd, Brown, Dantzler, DeWitt, Dezell • DutneU, Edson, Floyd, French, Gardner, Hanimett, Ilolte, Hyman, McLaren, Kelly • Low, MacDiarmid, Mackenzie, Manthorpe, McCarron, McDonnell, McPherson, Mead, Milnor, Mitchell Newbegin, Odgers, Olson, Peterson, Pugh, Schrader, Shanahan, Sullivan, Travis, Wilder. Ill P L E B E Bottom row, left to right: Hansen, Drayton, Falciano, Mitri, Weidman, Dudrow, Peterson, Finaldi, Townsend Henry, A. L., Stevenson, Kramer, Van By, Perry, Perrone, Stevens, Hicks Lewis, Bennett, Parker, Fischer, Lally Duffley, England, T. L. Levendoski, Moia, Walker, White, Henry, R. T., Berg, FitzwiUiam • Slough, Rich, James. Volker, Ryan, England, R. A., Swanenburg, McEwen. FOURTEENTH STAFF FALL SET l ll to right: .1. A. Diinaway. Jr., D. iM. Govan, J. E. Green, .). . Koherts, III, R. G. Harrison. WI TER SET 1 1 f f Left to right: .|. A. Eddy, S. S. .ox, S. V. B..|i;gs, K. H. kassci, E. S. Egan, Jr. Pasc 374 Secontl Class Amoruso, A. P. Anderson, J. K. Ascherfeld, T, F., Ji Caldwell, E. C. Coakley, W. J., Jr. Collins, F. I., Jr. Crawford, W. T. Gardner, B. Glovier, II. A., Jr Gray. W. C, Jr. Haines, R. S. Ilaygood, W. L. Kobhs, A., Jr. Horowitz, C. L. Krikorian, E. G. MacArthur, R. D. Martinez, E. E. Masterson, K. S., Jr. McCaffree, B. C, Jr. McCarthy, F. J., Jr. McCarthy, L. D. Messinger, M. R. Miller, W. C. Milnor, D. P. Morris, C. H. Orsino, L. A. Peterson, M. A., Jr. Phillips, E. F. Kanios, S. L. Rose, R. E., Jr. Schoeflfel, P. V. Sheehan, R. K. Slepicka, A. A. Smith, A., Ill Sorcco, C. .1. Stevenson, U. W. SloUe, D. E. Webb, II. N. White, W. A. Yantis, R. P. Ail ili A 4W OMPA Y Y O r G S T E Top row, left to right: Alecxih, Bowles, Browder, Castillo, ' .hrislmas, Clark, Conipton, (Donley, Coulter, Ebert • Echard, Hamilton, Hurley, Kane, Kolaras, Koonce, Levin, Linehan, Lyden, MacKinnon Martin, Matheny, Mclsaac, McNish, McVey, Meloy, Pirie, Kubenstein, Ruth, Slayton Stallnian, Stokes, Todaro, Tod l, Toupin, Tracy, Turcotte, Turner, VanDeCar, Waitley. Bottom row, left to right: Nims, Kimball, Lowden, Connors, E lwards, Dubois, Dolenga, Boebert, Panico Brown, Apple, Stewart, Frick, Biles, McEachen, Snyder, Davenport, Cowell, Smith Cyr, Hobson, Mulloy, Carroll. Tyler, Detore, Putnam Visage, Pryor, Johnston, Allen, Moore. O ' Hara, Woodward Gibson, Darden. Macan, Cooney, Macnamara, Wright, Hohenstein, Scheyder. P L E B E FIFTEENTH Second Class STAFF FALL SET Left to right: T. E. Burt, D. S. Holmes, Jr., N. K. Berge, H. A. Falk, Jr., E. R. Worth WIXTEK SET Left to right: K. G. Bootli, K. C. ahii, . S. ;iazier, J. L. Wilson, T. L. Greaney. Page 376 Adams, J. M. Anacker, M. BaU, K. J. Campbell, J. L. Cherry, R. E., Jr. Colvin, W. P. Crawford, J. W. Cunningham, M. E. Deuel, J. K. Donovan, P. C. Elder, R. C. Forster, T. J. Gates, F. H., 11 Goodman, E. C, Jr. Greene, C. R., Jr. Hargrove, J. Q., Ill Harper, G. T. Holland, W. G. Kratt, W. J. Law, J. J., Jr. Lawson, T. J. Lewis, R. B. Lietzan, E. W., Jr. Mack, R. E. Michaels, J. R. MUlen, T. H. Nassr, M. A. O ' Brien, H. T. Reisinger, J. E. Roush, :. II., Jr. Russ, L. G. Schiilden, W. H. Seagroves, .1. C. Shanaghaii, J.J. Sinko, S. ,J. Soderholm, R. C. Varbedian, A. A., ,|r. COMPANY Y O r N O !$ T E R Top row, left to right: Allen, Bernt, Ervin, Fisher, Fowle, Freeman Gimbrone, Grinke, Gussett, Hawkins, Irvine, Johnson, Judy, Keating, Koester, Mack • Martin, McAfee, McGinnis, Morra, Nesbitt, Nyhus, Overdorff, Pray, Rothrock, Sandmeyer Sherwood, Sides, Sikkenga, Smith, Stafford, Steadman, Stuckey, Taylor, Young, Zipf. P L E E Bottom row, left to right: Binns, Kent, Tack, Harrison, Seip, Mushaiko, Signor, Phillips, Fawcett Jean, Amon, Duvo, Eggert, Hesketh, Hale, Carter, Spellman • Collier, McGarry, Wright, Northam, Bradtmiller, Gaylor, Lynch Filley, Mclntyre, McCrae, McMillian, Flarity, Jussey • Slammer, Neagle, Johnston, Owen, Con- nolly Israel, Davidson, Ohmen, Topping. SIXTEENTH STAFF FALL SET Seeoiifl ria « «$ ( Left to right: U. B. Metz, K. M. Cowing, A. H. Schroder, M. W. Adams, P. J. Kelly. WLXTER SET Left to right: T. C. Warr.ii. C. K. liriinKoii. IH.K. II. Mitchell, Jr., C. I ' . Mays, .|. N. Mall. Page 378 Akens, R. J. Anders, J. 11. Austin, J. F. Banta, T. A. Boggess, W. A. Bi B Irewer, J. E. lunger, R. C. Byers, A. L Casey, A. G. Cianflone, H. W. Clarke, R. F. Dunning, J. A. Franco, F. .J., .Jr. Frye, W. T. Gaynor, H. J. Griffiths, R. D. Hanlon, M. Z., Jr. Holloman, W. I). Laidlaw, P. A. Learned, C. W., Jr. Lutz, W. R. Maestri, R. R. McElroy, G. A. Mitchell, D. F. Nobles, C. L. I ' erault, D. J. Reid, J. A. Sassone, R. I Slawson, V. S. Smith, C. N. I). .Southworth. J. . I)., .[r. Stanley, K. K. Sleadman, .F. O. Stevens, K. i., Jr. Walsh, D. Wilson, K. B. COMPANY Y O IJ G S T E R S Top row, left to right: Atkins, Byrne, Cann, Carr, Chapman, Cohen, Crosby, Cronch Dennison. Dunn, Eassa, Ellis, Fetterer, Fordham, Gerdon, Gooding, (GT) Keating, Martin • Miller, Nelson, H. W., Jr., Nelson, R. E., Jr., Nyquist, Oliver, Plumly, Polan l, Regan, Richards. Robinson • Ruth, Shields, Smith, Strang, Straw, Taylor, Winfrey, Woodcock, Yepez, Zuckerman. P L E E Bottom row, left to right: Cochran, Keinecke, Kemper, McPherson, Gervais, Collins, H. L., Hughes, Chester, Wor- rell • Tinsley, Beagle, Ferriter, Murray, Leavey, Collins, J. B., Sampson, Walden Hudgens, Dresser, Nelson. MacDonald, Ilanna, Buddie, Poe • Gluse, Myers, Fales, Reagan, Black, Kemp • Daus, Jacobson, Lenhardt, Hopkins, Vogt, Boshoven, Sackett. Commander J. B. Dudley, USN Fifth Itattalion Officer Fifth Battalion COMPANY OFFI€ERI$ Lieutenant IVI. M. Casey, Jr. LSN l ieutenant It. E. Royalty, USN Lieutenant N. A. Jankovsky, USN Captain N. G. Rodes, .Jr., USMC Page 380 Battalion Commander HARLEY EDWARD HOFFMAN Left to right: H. E. Hoflfman, R. D. Fontenot. W. S. Miller, Jr.. R. N. Desmarais, H. J. Nesbitt WINTER SET Battalion Commander BERNARD CHARLES BOTULA Left to right: B. C Botula, E. R. Van Hoof, A. R. Barke, H. A. Johnson, L. M. Markham HI. — w w Page 381 ' JOHN RAYMOND ALLARD Poplar Bluff, Missouri A ' Show-Me ' boy froiii Missouri, John attended the University of Missouri for one year before reporting to USNA for duty. John didn ' t like being confined behind the grey walls and was always glad for an opportunity to get out and see how the other half lived. Swimming tests were quite an ordeal for him. If J.R. laughed at a joke, it had to be a good one. The Academic Departments weren ' t able to cause him many trying moments . . . kept one jump ahead of the long arm of the Executive Depart- ment . . . . Hopes to spend his post-graduate days soaring through the wild blue. . . . » %• JOHN HAYVS ARD AMENDT Lancvster, Ohio Jack or " Middy " (as he later became known during his stay within the ivy covered walls of mother Bancroft) fresh out of high school in Lancaster, Ohio, joined the Navy and via (ireat Lakes and Bainbridgc fulfilled his life-long ambition to go to the Naval Academy. A drum and bugle corps man from the start, he did his best to keep the Brigade in step. With a smile for everyone, Jack was often found in the wrestling loft or playing tennis. A good candidate for Navy line and possible submarine duty later, Jack will follow his Navy career with the same determination that carried him through the Academy. RICHARD CALVIN AVRIT Whittikr, Alaska From Alaska . . - not an Eskimo but h - didn ' t hesitate a moment to expound on the virtues of iiis native land. Dick will be remembered for his smile and ready wit. Industry and a passion to do a job well always kept him busy when he wasn ' t listening to his knock-out collection of classic rec ords. Tennis and basketball were his two sports and his cheery " You don ' t want to work out, do you: ' " will not be soon forgotten. A mainstay on the Public Relations Committee, Dick put in many hours keeping the Naval Academy in the public eye. Admiral some dav, then it ' s " Back to the Norlhwoods for me. " Page 382 JOHN IIENKY AXLEY Atlant , Georgia Joliii put ill sevt ' ial years al North Carolina State before lioariujr tiie call from liSNA . . . always ready with a winning smile and an ever-friendly disposition ... a man who appreciated the fmci- things and planned his life accordingly ... he more than excelled in all that he undertook . . . always willing to give a helping hand to a friend in distress . . . strictly an intramural man in sports, gifted with a supersonic mind, Joini sailed through the studies with ease . . . his leisure hours spent dragging, sleeping, or sailing . . . interested in aviation and hoped to fly lohns strong personality and determination are the stuff that makes leaders. ALBERT JOSEPH BACIOCCO, JR. San Francisco, California Ai " If it ' s not the biggest and the best, it ' s not from Cali- fornia. " Baciocco came to USNA from San Francisco. From the " Golden Gate City " he brought an enduring sense of humor and a lot of sailing knowledge — the latter he has put to good use sailing of the Light and the Royono. After a lengthy stretch at playing " Red Mike, " Al re-joined the ranks of the occasional draggers. Not quite a slash, although he could be considered " determined, " he always seemed to have tlie academics well under control. Terrific with a trombone in a jam session, bang-up with adjectives in a bull session, ATs ready smile with his ability and tenacity make him a sure fire " jet boy. " DONALD PATRICK BAILEY Omaha, Nebraska From the windswept plains of Nebraska came this fair haired lad. After high school, Don sought out the U. S. Navy to " see the sea. " He got as far out to sea as Jackson- ville and Memphis . . . then Bainbridge got him. After two years of YP drills and two summers of fabulous cruises, Don was ready i ' or shore duty. Battalion boxing and track helped him stay out of trouble and in good condition. Extracurricular activities, too, claimed much of his time. He ' s waiting for that day when he will walk down the center aisle. With the years of experience behind him, it will be a big wide world that ' s waiting for him. Page 383 DONALD GLENN BAKER Utica, Pennsylvania Bake came to USNA from the fleet in June, 1949. He was one of the lucky boys who had time for the full treat- ment plebe summer. However, he survived and waded thru four years of academics in spite of all the AC motors in Griffin Lab. " Sir, could you take another look at this hookup . . .? " A happy guy with a big ready grin, Don was always one step ahead of worry. It must have been the salt on his shoulders. JAMES DAVID BALDINGER Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Baldy came from Pittsburgh ' s north side where he made himself known by a football prowess which brought him all-city honors and made him captain of the team at Perry High. He played football after coming to USNA, holding down left end. He scored the important touchdown with his spectacular catch in the Youngster year Army game. Jim was a big man with an easy, likable personality which explains his being elected class treasurer second class year. His main ambitions in life were to be a naval aviator and to own a Cadillac. ARTHUR RANDALL BARKE Fergus Falls, Minnesota Because he was reared in the frigid wastes of northern Minnesota, it was always a puzzlement that even on mild mornings, Art wandered arouTid the room a mound of shivering bedding pouring forth cigarette smoke. He did however, warm up in time to hit that seventh period class. Art was always closely identified with his beatcTi-up old typewriter which, incidentally, he pounded upon in lieu of standing K division watches on Youngster cruise. This aspirant to flag rank was the only plebe in the company, to bet on Army. " Time-in " at Bainbridge wearing stripe- less army khakis might explain it. tnbilions. ' ' The good old line and all tiiat go(!s with it. Page 384 WILLIAM COOKE BENTLEY COLLIN GSWOOD, NeW J lORSEY Before deciding to sail the seven seas, Bill ' s home was in Colliiigswood, New Jersey. He came to the Academy by way of a South Jersey Junior College, where he was a student of liberal arts. Known for his good sense of humor, he was often found in the midst of a good bull session. Bill knew when to put his nose to the grindstone though, being one of the twentieth company ' s few star men. His dragging was noted for its quahty rather than quantity; most of his spare time was spent on the pistol teain. Before entering the Academy, he spent a good deal of his time flying, so naturally he is headed for a career in naval aviation. CHARLES ALLAN BEST Dallas, Texas " Chuckles " was Southern Methodist University ' s gift to Navy . . . the Mustangs were never the same after he, Doak Walker, and Kyle Rote left the campus. . . . True to his nickname, he was always good for collegiate humor. He brought it with him from Dallas when he gave up all the frat parties to offer his talents to the benefit of Navy. Talent he has in many fields including artistic informal sketching and exhahng music from a hot harmonica. He brightened many a cold, dark day for the men of Hubbard Hall by pulling a mean oar and supplying his characteristic bouyant, slapstick humor. " Chuckles " will long be remembered with a smile for the many memorable incidents which he provoked. m ROBERT STANLEY BICKNELL RiDGEWOOD, New Jersey Calm, good natured . . . Ridgewood High ' s ' most likely to succeed ' selection. Bob, an earnest go-getter could be found on the cold fall afternoons booting a varsity soccer ball around, or trying to find some solution to the many problems in his distribution department of the LOG. Varsity Kelly Court basketball practice and studies removed Bob ' s over-abundance of spare time. Little study and good grades seemed the winning combination for this Red Mike . . . faithful as the day is long. A born leader, Bob ' s unspoken interest in Admiral ' s stars has more than its chance for fulfillment. Page 385 DAVID SKINNER BIGELOW Landgrove, Vermont A staunch Yankee from the Green Mountains of Vermont (Landgrove, permanent population eighty-eight) " Big " came to tiie academy even though the tropical Maryland climate denied him his favorite sport, skiing. Lacrosse and soccer were his major sports interests and when he wasn ' t out on the playing field, he could be found peddling the Tridenl or scaring up game reports for the Public Re- lations Committee. Life found " Big " in many a bull session where, with all other topics exhausted, he was still expounding on his native state where, as an admiral, he ' ll build his little vine covered cottage. IRVIN LEWIS BOESKOOL Newaygo, Michigan Irv, only boy in a family of nine, came from a farm near Fremont, Michigan. Before entering USNA he spent three years at Western Michigan studying engineering. A real cut when it came to math, skinny, and steam, he was kept from his stars by bull and dago. He enjoyed nothing better than a good argument or a chance to philosophize with someone, but liked it quiet during study hours. He also enjoyed managing the basketball team. He excelled in receiving mail and wrote just as many as he got. He upheld the homestate winters by denying it was cold when everyone else was freezing. Famous for his bobbing blond head during P.T. swimming drills. JOSEPH BERNARD BORNSTEIN Portland, Maine A 100% Yankee from Maine ' s rocky coast . . . Joe was no stranger to the ways of the sea . . . served as cabin boy on several Carribbean cruises in the Merchant Service. . . . Arrived at USNA after a slight detour by way of U. of Maine . . . likeable, easy-going with a Pa Kettle accent . . . an alhlete of no small means he managed to spend his share oi ' time in the boxing ring . . . biggest worry . . . loss of hair ... a member in good standing of the varsity rifle team . . . no one more on the E.D. squad . . . not gross jusi unlucky . . . big ideas on how to get rich quick . . . Joe will make of the Navy a paying concern ... if anNone can. Page 386 BERNARD CHARLES BOTULA Pittsburgh, Picnnsylvania Beruie came to the Academy from Pittsburgh with two serious intentions. First, lie wanted to berome a naval officer and second, he wanted to play good, hard football. Football for Bernie started on a Pittsburgh coal lot with iron pots for head gear, tire casings for shoulder pads, and a brick wall for a goal. Finally Bernie traded the brick wall for a Navy schedule. The big change from Joe College to Mid 4 c came not so naturally. Three months was a long time for phase A and how were the newly-arrived to know the watch squad didn ' t secure at taps? Any guy who wanted the Navy for a career as much as Bernie did was bound to leave his mark. Look for the big black ceegar. . . . Boom ' s just behind it. W 1 CHARLES LENARD BOYER Wahrensburg, Illinois Chuck ' s ambition was to get something done on the week- ends. Be that as it was, every afternoon he could be found over in the gym . . . living on the fourth deck two years wasn ' t enough. Chuck was one of the lucky ones for whom the studies came easy and he could, therefore, devote his spare time to thinking of how he was going to spend his thirty years with the Navy. He prefers destroyers with an equal distribution of " the four winds and the Seven Seas " and that all important time on the beach. Time will tell though, and some young lady will probably quiet those four winds and settle those Seven Seas. LEO BRACHTENBACH Sidney, Nebraska After eighteen years of farm life, Leo decided that he would like to go to USNA and see the world. As proof that it pays to be particular, he had a reputation for dragging nothing but queens. Although his favorite sport was weight lifting, he was often seen exercising his legs in company cross country and steeplechase (through no choice of his own.) An authority on Emily Post and the Beg. Book, he never missed a Newman club meeting. Con- scientious was hardly the word for him. With a drive that won ' t quit, Leo hopes to return to Naval Aviation. Page 381 EDWIN HAWLEY BROOKS, JR. Upper Darky, Pennsylvania Wlieii Ilawley arrived from Upper Darky, Pennsylvania, lie lound a home at Navy; a home in the wrestling loft, that is. After that fateful day, he spent much of his time there with Ray Swartz and Karl Kitt ' s grunt-and-groan men. After graduating from Upper Darky High, Edwin spent a year propping for the Academy at Bullis School in Washington, D.C. Upon entrance to Navy, Hawley quickly made friends with everybody and will always be remembered as a guy who always had a big smile and a friendly greeting . . . even in those wee small hours of the morning at tlie breakfast table. FRANK MARKHAM BROWN CoRONADO, California Frank was usually called by iiis initials " F.M. " (some of his classmates translated them Fu Manchu; some. Fre- quency Modulated). He came to tiie Academy from the Navy and tlie boy scouts having spent tlu ' ee years as a tenderfoot. Frank was a triple threat man; he created jokes, told tliem exceedingly well, and then drew them in the form of cartoons in case you didn ' t get ' em as words. His aims in life were to become a philosopher and to meet a young school teaciier. Frank ' s favorite quotation, " To err is human; to star is divine. " WILLIAM ALBERT BROWNIE Temple City, California ' illiam Albert Brownie tolerated four years of the Naval Academy to emerge victorious and rekitively unscathed, lieferred to formally and unafl ' e( tionately as " Brownie " by his roommates. Bill took their feeble attempts at sarcasm with a ready smile, and ((uickly rebuffed them with his own keen il. Just about everything came easy to Bill. How- ever, the " B ar " ' did have much diniculty ihiowing his six foot frame tliru the gyrations of tumbling demanded of him by the P.T. department. Although undecided and se( mingly uiicoru ' erned about the future. Bill will always be a winner. Page 388 CHARLES THOMAS BUTLER Paints villi:, Kkntucky ' Uncle Cliarlie ' was born and raised near tlie stills of Ken- tucky. Before coiniiifi to avv, lie attended the University of Kentucky, and Carnegie Institute of Technology with a 19 month hitch in tlic Marine Corps thrown in between. Being a great lover . . . of sports, he made the varsity sub squad two years. In his spare moments, he read the newspaper, memorizing it from cover to cover. C.T. would have preferred " Lost John and his allied Ken- tuckians " for the Bing Dance, so it was no small wonder that his wives removed the tubes from the radio on the days that the " Bancroft Moonshiners " broadcast. The most hilarious event of the year; Charlie and Portuguese with a Kentuckv accent. JACK CAMPBELL Butler, Pennsylvania A life long ambition has now been fulfilled . . . prepared for by a short hitch in the Navy and a very pleasant sojourn of study at Slippery Bock College. Jack possessed a keen interest in sports, playing and watching, which helped him through many a bleak day of the Ages. Com- pletely addicted to dragging . . . the imposed monastic life was not for him. If there was a good hop, he was there. Keenly interested in naval tradition. . . . Devoured biog- raphy after biography. Spanish Clubber and N.A.C. A. His dry humor always came at just the right moment. " Now to see the world and make a million dollars. " ' NEVIN PALMER CARR Detroit, Michigan Though the name is foreign to his mother, everyone called him Pete, a name given him his first day on the campus by a South American classmate who couldn ' t pronounce Nevin. He won his Black N plebe year when he couldn ' t tear himself away from his native Detroit in time to get back with the rest of the men. Pete, a steam cut, always was able to keep warm at even the coldest football games be- cause of his study of laminar flow in a circular tube. His ability as a tactical planner was evidenced in the post- football game parties. Nev was always somewhat doubtful about the Navy line and after second class summer he determined to be a flyboy. Page 389 JAMES HERBERT CARRINGTON, JR. CoRONADO, California Born in Pensacola, Florida, Jim, a Navy Junior, from Coronado, California, took no part in the California vs. Florida arguments. His favorite dance step was the Tango but he was usually frustrated since the band would only play about one per hop. Jim hked girls who enjoyed swim- ming, sailing, partying, and playing the ukulele. He expressed a preference for brunettes with bangs and fluctuated between a girl in every port and a one and only attitude. Jim preferred professional subjects in academics and sighed with relief when he finished math second class year. He hoped to go into the Navy Line and head for DesPac. HARLAND ALFRED CHADBOURNE, JR. Jacksonville, Florida Chad came to Navy with salt water in his veins. Proving his love for the sea, he shipped out over high school vaca- tions on merchant and private vessels. Gifted with a winning smile and a carefree attitude, Chad made friends everywhere he went . . . was always around whenever there was a good time in the making. Although the sight of anything faintly resembling studies made him ill, his determination and natural ability kept him well ahead of the academic department. Chad ' s determination and friendliness will carry him a long way in any branch of the service. ROBERT WILLS CHEWNING Orange, Virginia Bob, better known to his many friends as ' Rojo ' came to Navy from Orange, Virginia, bringing with him tiie highest principles of the Virginia Cavaliers. A great one for athletics, he played frosli ball at the V. of Va., Plebe, liattalion, and the 150 " s here at Navy. He never took time out to learn that the bunk works as well in the day- time as at night. Bob maintained his " Rebel Res{)ectability " it li a warm friendliness and easy-going manner that would even warm the heart of a New England farmer. fntcrcsts. . . . hunting, fisjiing, and western novels took up all the " seconds " of leisure. Page 390 JAINIES JOHN CONNOLLY Long Island, ] r v York .T.J., ;» real prince of " hoopli ' s " (oiio who barks at the moon), hails from the spacious wonderlands of East Meadow, Long Island. Ilis natural interests were boxing, football, and swimming. John ' s hobby was the observation and classification of people into the luuiierous hoople categories. On many occasions J.J., the ' Rock, ' Connolly proved him- self quite iiaiidy to classmates (the more illiterate ones) by his ability to spell. He was a walking dictionary. Of course, like all other red-blooded Americans, his interests often turned to the fairer sex. In between mathematics classes and skinny lectures he could be found pushing that old pen for that " one and only. " MALCOLM RANDOLPH CORBIN, JR. Hammond, Louisiana Hailing from the very deep south and the strawberry capitol of the world, Hammond, Louisiana, " Bricks " was easily recognized by his hearty smile and jolly humor. Having been formerly a pre-med student at Southeastern College, he was often found practicing his technique upon the cuts and bruises of his wives. He was a frequent visitor to the squash courts, and proved to be a valuable asset to the company Softball and football teams. Best known as the instigator of many good parties employing his creative genius in a concoction he referred to as ' snake punch ' . . . His friends will remember liim a long, long time. ROBERT GLEN COX Anderson, Indiana Bob heeded the call of the sea after completing three years at Anderson High and donned his bell-bottoms at Great Lakes. Getting his sea legs on the AO-61 as an electronics technician, he set his sights for U.S.N.A. Being a drummer, he became a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps. Known as the best barber on sky four, his pre-inspection shearings saved many a mid from the wrath of tiie OD ' s. Bob ' s favorite pastime was definitely concerned with the femmes, but sleeping and eating ranked close behind. His friendly and well liked personality will carry him far in any chosen career of his. . . . Page 391 GLENN CRAWFORD Fallbrook, California A Navy junior from the sunny land of California, Glenn upheld the traditions of the family well. Coming via presidential appointment from Stanford, he brought a good football reputation with him, but plagued by injuries, he didn ' t earn his " Mighty Mites " letter until second class year. Known for his love of good times and an over- powering fear of cold weather, Glenn preferred Coronado beaches to the rickety walks of Annapolis. He is still single, but wants to settle down someday on the eight acre Crawford Ranch. His choice of duty . . . none other than Navy line. PAUL MILLER CRUM Altoona, Pennsylvania This fair-haired lad came to Navy Tech via Valley Forge Military Academy and Tufts College, where he was an NROTC and a Phi Delt. Had originally planned on West Point and an Army career, but wound up with an appoint- ment to USNA (no regrets). Answered to a variety of names . . . " Tecumsch, " " Cyrano, " or just plain " Nose " . . . lived from mail call to mail call . . . secret ambition is to be a farmer . . . after thirty with the Navy. Wants to wind up in Naval Aviation after a stretch of sea duty . . . no cans, please! RICHARD EARL CURTIS Becklky, West Virginia A tall mountaineer from the mountains of southern West Virginia, Dick jumped right from high school into the Academy. Found academics no trouble at all. Readily identified in any crowd by his loud, easy laugh and southern drawl. Read more and varied books than any three proofreaders. . . . Might hear any type of music in his room from hillbilly to opera — not only played the records but tried to sing them, too. . . . Always had a witty saying and a hearty smile . . . except at mail call . . . planned and maneuvered his love affairs like a field general . . . His lighting spirit and his abundance of common sense will make him an outstanding officer. Page 392 i RICHARD GRANT DALY Laf. yi;tti;. Louisiana Dick " ril spot ' cm the problems on the exam " Daly came from Lafayette, Louisiana. His favorite pastime outside of trying to pass skinny, was enlisting recruits for the Rebel Navy. He kept himself in good physical condition by boxing and playing football, saying that his fellow Southerners will need a good example to follow as soon as the Civil War " Armistice " is called off. Socially he did well and could always be found wherever the party was and vice-versa. His most ardent wish was for Louisiana to bring the Korean war to a speedy victory. ROBERT PAUL DAVIDSON Warren, Pennsylvania The old sack rat . . . victim of the sleeping sickness. A mixture of Pennsylvania, California, and ole New Orleans . . . poured together to make an easy-going guy with a love of humor, good fellowship, and tall drinks. Academics always took a back seat to pleasure . . . everything over 2.5 was balanced by his interest in Navy sports. A strong dislike for " sock bag blue " . . . plus a yen to fly label him Naval Aviation. Made it a practice to trade the old gal in on a new model at least once a year . . . leaned toward the " Southern Belle " variety. Small in stature ... big in smile . . . always ready for a big time. JOHN BONTHRON DAVIS Hermosa Beach, California Jack came to the Naval Academy from Marion Institute in Alabama. Don ' t get the idea that he is a Rebel, his southern drawl only came out Plebe year when the runnin ' Firsties happened to be from the south. Home for J. B. is really California. Jack was a good oarsman and held his crew position four years. His recreation activities included sailing, where he excelled as a sailor and as the ships ' cook. The grey walls are a little more grim now that Jack and his ready smile have left them behind, but the Navy is a happier place for all hands. Page 393 RICHARD ELMORE DEARBORN Hampton, New Hampshire After completing a year at Northeastern University, " Monster Number Five " left the cold New England weather and brought his Boston-park-your-car-in-the-barnyard- accent to Navy. Every fall he had trouble tryiiig to squeeze Drum Bugle Corps, and J.V. choir rehearsals in between Academics and Marching Band practice. The biggest battle he was ever in was fought in Luce Hall . . . Dago lost. Has a great liking for red hair . . . carried over from high school. No doubt it will be a long time before the fourth wing M.A. ' s forget that rumbling right around meal time when " Sabu, Mrs. Dearborn ' s little pet pachyderm, " meandered to formation. ARTHUR JOHN DEEX Berea, Ohio Ajax . . . not a foaming cleanser but a bubbling Middy. One of the most ardent club joiners in the brigade, Ajax never finished his dessert or made an evening study hour inspection. With half of every evening study hour spent at meetings it was a wonder Ajax managed to keep his stars. A former Air National Guardsman, NROTC, and engineering student at Tulane, Ajax will be a big man with a slipstick in the Air Force. Just because he ' d been around the world a few times he fancied himself a world traveler. Be careful he doesn ' t corner you with some tale of the Dark Continent. DEAN OLIVER DeLAMAR Pine Lake, Georgia A true southerner in all respects, " The Dude " came from Atlanta, Ga. After tiu ' cc years at tiie Georgia Aliiitary Academy and a year at Tech., he said farewell to army grey and doinied tlie navy blue. A Navy man through and lluough. Dean was anxious to go to sea and discover tiuis the glories in the sea. Sub service was first choice. Dean had his ups and downs wilii tlie fairer sex, but some (lay (lie lucky girl will come along. To know him was to like him ... a quality which promises success in the service of his choice. Page 391 KOBERT NORMAN DESMARAIS North Grafton, Massachusetts It was the academy ' s Rain and New England ' s loss when the greying " Eagle " decided to fly south and alight on the shores of the Severn. INIuch to the cliagrin of his friends. Eagle was full of practical jokes. But if these same people were ever stuck on a problem, they knew that he was always willing to lielp and inevitably would come up with the right answers. His athletic prowess did not keep pace with his mental capacity — he had lots of trouble with swimming . . . was relieved to learn that all ships of the line arc equipped with life jackets. Conscientious, he will be an asset to the service of his choice. OSMUND WOODWARD DIXON, JR. Greenville, South Carolina Dixie, ( " Bubber, " and other names too numerous to mention) hails from Greenville, South Carolina. He was a staunch Rebel and wouldn ' t let a guy forget it, even for a moment. He arrived at the Naval Academy after two years of pre-med experience at Furman University. Athletically dormant during his college days, except for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, he resumed his football training third class year by joining the 150 pound football squad. His strong box could be properly labeled " lost and found " because of the things placed there in a clutched momcTit. He chooses the Navy line for graduation with his goal as ship ' s skipper. ROBERT DUNCAN DOELLING KONIGSTEIN IM TaUNUS, GeRMANY, AMERICAN ZONE Bob came from " so far south that the birds go north for the winter. " He spent the early part of his life in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his summer leaves he went to Germany, although these trips were almost his Waterloo youngster leave. As an upperclassman his afternoons were spent in the Natatorium where he won a place for himself as a back stroker on the Batt swinuning team and as a guard on the water polo team. His time in extra- curricular activities was spent working with the German Club. Good old Bob is a best bet in any race. Page 395 HENRY CHRISTOPHER EMMERLIIVG, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Life aboard a sub tender proved to be too dull to Hant, so he tried a place where excitement really abounds . . . USNA, naturally. Hank always seemed to have a personal feud with the books. . . . Sports were his real love. An intramural sports demon, Hank did manage to win a " 53 in plebe soccer. Women- ' He was a favorite " contact man " because he never bricked a friend ... he arranged many blind dates around the campus and did pretty well for himself, too. He had a 671- inch frame loaded with pep and energy, always the life of the party. His laugh will distinguish him in any crowd. DONALD FRANCIS PAGAN Flushing, New York This budding Admiral greeted the fair world with a cheery " aye aye " deep in the midst of Dodgertown in the state of Brooklyn. He began cutting into the underbrush of higher education at Queens College, but finally saw an opening and made his way to USNA. At Navy, academics always made their presence felt, but he finally won out in the end. His liking for soft music trembled him all over when Dixieland or a few classics from the hills touched his ears. Don decided to be a flyboy for the Navy and plans to be a career bachelor; that is, until the right girl comes along. ROY FRANCIS FEAGA, JR. Ellicott City, Maryland The Academy got a good soccer player when Roy came Navy way from his Maryland farm. He usually main- laiiu ' d a (juiet altitude but tiiat fiendish look of mischief on Ills face said he was always ready for a good time. Roy spent half his time dreaming about a pretty O.A.O. back home and the other half trying to sell someone on the Maryland weather. In between times he serenaded his roommates with various oCT-key songs. Not a slash, Roy looked gone for good a coupla times but always came through with that 2.5. Page 396 CHARLES DWIGHT FELLOWS Sidm:y, Iowa Cliarlcs Dwiglit Follows, witii a stride a corn row wide, " larnod " in the lieart of the Corn Country, wandered around tlie campus at the State University of Iowa for a couple of years before turning Navy way. He didn ' t need a map to find his way around a piece of music and made a pretty good racket on his clarinet. This talent he put to good use in the IVIaiching Band and in the Concert Band. Each winter he warmed up his trusty long rifle and blasted away at bulls-eyes, finally hitting enough of them to earn his N. If his eyes don ' t get too bleary, Navy Air will find him at Pensacola looking for his wings of gold. » ' til JAMES CONNOR FLAHIVE Tannersville, New York When Connor left Tannersville, a little city high up in the Catskills of New York, he left behind him an admirable record in the academic and athletic fields. That jump from a high school senior to a plebe was a tough one and the academic departments, especially skinny, kept him hopping, but he always had room to spare when the final marks were posted. He excelled in junior varsity football and varsity track. Treated the females fairly and dragged his share of the queens. If a guy ever needed a date, he could call on Jim. Quite a gent for parties. Connor was reasonably happy in the grey walls, but, like everyone else, he welcomed graduation. ROBERT DALE FONTENOT Eunice, Louisiana Robert Dale came to the Severn Shores after a two year interval at Louisiana State University. At Navy, Dale showed his strong determination and even stronger per- severance; because of those two factors he came out on top of all of his undertakings. Sportsically Dale showed an active interest in gymnastics, football, and basketball. His interests were not confined to athletics alone but were equally shared by aviation; and it was in aviation he decided to serve the Navy after graduation. The fellah ' s personality had a warm fresh appeal which made him a favorite in bull sessions; his will to win made him tops as a leader. Page 397 JOHN LYDON FOY SouTHWicK, Massachusetts And now the pride and joy of Soutliwick, Massachusetts, tlie one and only Jack Foy. Originally a Coast Guard candidate, Jack decided upon USNA while prepping at Stanton Academy, even though many of his buddies chose West Point. At Navy, battalion liandball and cross country held his attention. He kept the Midshipman ' s Store in business as far as stationery went; almost any free period would find him busily scratching away epistles for home. His carefree manner and friendly attitude caught many friends; he was never one to harbor bad feelings or malice. Graduation, Jack hopes to enter naval aviation. GEORGE ANDREW FREDERICK Berkley, Michigan Georgie, as known to his wives and good friends, came from a little town in Michigan called Berkley. Attended Wayne University for one year, but finding things too easy, he realized a childhood dream and came to Navy Tech. A track man in high school, he continued the sport at NA by running his head off on the cinders almost every after- noon. Not one for the social life, lie preferred to delve in a book instead. He loved to eat and just loaf. Favorite complaint was that he had to go to school. When every- thing else had been taken care of, then he studied. A Navy man from way back, the Navy Air will receive another. RALPH FRANCIS FREESE Pa MP a, TiiXAS Ralph was a Colorado mountaineer; his youth ' s ambition was to become an olTicer in the Armed Forces. After much thought he decided to go Navy. Later Ralph was greatly impressed by and decided to enter the Corps . . . Supply, that is. During his slay at Navy he spent much of his lime trying to pick up some new sports besides the fencing berth which he held on the Ball team. Other times he was brooding or making wonderful futuraniic plans wiiich some- times were successful. Ralph enjoyed most of all taking a good healthy siesta, a custom acquired when his parents moved to Texas. Make way for a man. . . . Page 308 1 JOHN FREDERICK FROST III NoKl OI.K, IRGINIA Don ' t be mislead by tlie name; this boy didn ' t fjo around nippiufr noses. Jack was a product of INorfolk ' s (Iranby Higii Seliool and the Norfolk Division of Wilham Mary — Y.P.I. ; he finished two years of aeronautical engineering before coming to USXA by way of a Naval Reserve appoint- ment. Being pretty savvy with the academics, Jack usually had a good number of his classmates huddled around his desk while he explained a skinny problem or two. No slouch at athletics he was a standout in company touch football and Softball. Upon graduation Jack will probably stay in tiie Navy with his eyes on that flight school. DAVID ARNOLD FUDGE Abilene, Texas Dave had a Congressional appointment, and for academic background, a year at Texas Tech and a half year at Mc- Murry of Abilene. Combine all that with his natural academic ability, and it ' s easy to see why he never had much trouble keeping his grades up with the best. Dave spent a good deal of his free time working on the Public Relations Committee, or on the Reception Committee. He took up photography as a hobby while at the Academy, and became quite proficient. Dave will never be lacking friends, he was always popular, with superiors, and subordinates. He ' ll be a good officer, you can count on that. JOHN ARTHUR FURGERSON Louisville, Kentucky A-true-blue-grass-Kentuckian. If you want to know anything about Louisville, just ask Jack. Though he loved good bourbon and women . . . they weren ' t in- dispensable to his way of life. He always had a large stock of matches . . . " borrowed " from the best hotels in Baltimore. The first thing he saw in the Courier Journal was the sports page but he took his academics seriously. A diligent worker when he had a job to do, his perseverance and hard work will make him a welcome addition to the service. Page 399 MU. f RICHARD CROYLE GARRETSON Washington, District of Columbia " Rocky " came to the Academy from Bullis Prep . . . was one of tlie " home " boys from D.C. . . . cheerful, always calm when everyone else was clutching . . . alias Grant- land Rice, a devout follower of the sports world . . . always ready to ciuote the Senators " batting averages ... a three year veteran at the " afternoon aquacade " ... an ardent admirer of the fairer sex, but played the field . . . headed for aviation . . . Xavy or Air Force . . . anything just so he " s there in the clouds. STANLEY GAVCIUS Chicago, Illinois Stan, who prefers to be called Dan, came to the academy from the fleet where he had put in over three years as a radio tech. Although he could be found reading at almost any time, he was not a Bull cut; in fact. Bull nearly got him plebe year. He was unusually quiet and didn ' t drag much. He did manage to drag down the title " Clutch Artist for ' 53. ' Because of his eyes, he can ' t go into flying but he will be found wearing the Air Force Blue. BERNARD GROSSMAN Los Angeles, California Bernie, hailing from " the land of eternal sunshine, " was born in Brooklyn but never let his new environment affect his youth training in Flatbush. He came to the Academy via the Marine Corps after a year of propping at NAPS. During plebe year, he was famous for his singing and imitations of various obscure, unknown birds and animals on " Nature Days. " His d ragging days as a inidsliipman were few and far-between. A stahvarl on the company and battalion squash and handball teams, Bernie liked sports but had a dread for the yearly obstacle course and swinuning ■ " lung busters. " Bernie ... a resourceful, hard working guy who will find success in anything he attempts. Page 400 JAMES WESLEY HARRIS Winston-Salem, iNorth Carolina Tliero liave been old Mids and there have been bold Mids .... but there never were any old bold ones . . . except for " Dad ' " Harris. After years at Wake Forest and several hitches in the Fleet, Jim retired from the public eye, be- coming a Midshipman. Fate smiled upon him, this greying class president, world traveler, unlicensed welder, tattooed man. His distinctive chuckle brought down the house every time; nothing had to be funny, Jim just liked to laugh. A formulgator of his own style of Dago, his words always had that strange and compulsive sound. LEWIS DALE HARWOOD Clearwatkr, Florida Was known as " skinny " plebe summer and " pudgie " by some later on, but most of his friends call him Dale. Swelled with pride and braces when the " beeyoutiful strains " of " Dixie " floated over Worden Field. Being from down south, he went in for dixieland jazz and could listen to it for hours. Attended two years at G.W.U. and a year at Bullis before coming to the Academy. Strictly a sportsman, (company, that is). Dale sparked the soccer team to 11 losses and no wins second class year. Favorite recreation was liberty, any kind, away from Navy. Paradoxically, wants Navy Line. m ROBERT EUGENE HAYDON Hempstead, New York Coming from the campus of Michigan University to the yard of USNA, Bob brought with him all of the attributes that go into the moulding of the best service oflicers, in- cluding personahty, brains, and abihty. Graduating from high school in the South Sea Islands, (the Philippines) probably accounts for his sunny friendliness and wit. Bat- talion football and the Radio Club took up most of his spare time. Bob ' s main interest was the field of radio, having being introduced to it as a " ham " operator during young- ster year. Coming from an Air Force family, Bob early decided to join his father in tiiat service. Page 401 ROBERT EMIL HEMPEL III Galveston, Texas Because of his exploits on Saturday afternoons during tlie football season, Bob was no stranger to the other members of the Brigade. In spite of his lack of size, he managed to be one of Eddie Erdelatz ' s most consistent performers. Texas A M and Wharton Junior College provided the pre-Naval Academy background for this favorite son of Galveston. His success at the Academy, shown by his accomplishments in athletics, academics, and in the social whirl, was a tribute to his perseverance and figliting spirit. Big things are expected of this man in the days to come. HUGH WILBERT HIGGINS TONAWANDA, NeW YoRK Hugh was born in Tonawanda, New York, just shy of Canadian origin, thanks to the Niagara Biver! He attended high school in his hometown and on more than one occasion led the football team to victory. After graduation, he headed for Canisius and spent a year there before coming to Navy. As time passed lie proved himself a capable man in the classroom as well as a companionable classmate. During the fall he could be found on the bottom of the pile as center for the Fifth Batt club. The rest of the year he divided his time between weekends, workouts, and more weekends. He is sure to be an asset to the Navy in future years. HARLEY EDWARD HOFFMAN Carthage, New York Hailing from the little town of Carthage, New York, Harley boasts of being the first man to come to the Academy from his hometown. He was " brung up " on a dairy farm and came lo the Academy by way of the fleet. A fresh-air fiend who loved the windows wide open in the winter months, he drove his wives to borrowing more blankets to keep warm. His exceptional swimming placed him at a disadvantage at first but came tinough with exceptional times on the youngster and segundo tests. His longiirg is for Naval Aviation iiowever, could be he still doesn ' t love the water! Page 102 WALTER VINCENT HOGAN White Plains, New York Speiidiiifj liis Mlitc Plains, Now York days working for an Annapolis appointment " Wall " made it into the class of ' 53. His neatness and pride in appearanee were a model for Plebes throughout the years, and will place him well on any ship in the Navy. His stern pride was tempered with an Irish wit that would do any son of Eire credit. A lover of song, just strike up a tune in his presence and Walt will give a quick assist with his rich baritone. Walt ' s headed for the Navy line, and he ' ll make any ship he ' s on proud of him. SAM HOUSTON HUFFMAN, JR. Wayzata, Minnesota Sam went to the University of Minnesota a whole year before he heard his country ' s call and switched to Navy. At the Academy he did well in academics, standing high in his class. In the winter he could be found in the fencing loft and at other times out on the bay in one of the yawls. When he wasn ' t involved in one of those pastimes, he could be found trying to prove that he could play the harmonica. He has chosen the silent service as his choice of duty, but wherever he goes he can be expected to do his job and do it well. JOE MITCHELL JAMES St. Louis, Missouri Joe is a St. Louis boy of long standing. He excelled in original thinking until the day he decided to make the Navy his career. Marconi and his wireless took up much of Joe ' s time and he could frequently be found with his head (Joe ' s, not Marconi ' s) protruding from a radio book. As company subscription manager for the LOG, he boosted sales among plebes tremendously by his clever methods. Lacrosse was his main ambition on the sports side of the ledger. The slide rule subjects were his mainstays and skinny his top. High density cedar smoke often made bhnd those careless enough to be caught in range of his slip stick manipulations. . . . Page 403 JAMES RODGER JENKINS, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Born ill Norfolk, Jim attended Maury High where he spent a good deal of his time working on the sports staff of the yearbook. From Maury Jim went to William and Mary, P.I. Norfolk Division, intent on becoming a chemical engineer. Soon after entering here, via the local Naval Reserve Unit, he became known to all his friends as " Cap- tain Jima. " Why. " No one knows. . . . Jim spent most of his spare time helping manage the baseball team, was (|uite an avid fan. For him the Yankees are The Team. " Where ' s my Sporting News? ' " was a familiar question. A good friend and a fine classmate, was well liked by all. HARLEY ANTHONY JOHNSON Seattle, Washington " All me bloomin ' life, sir " ... At least that ' s how long John says he has been in the Navy. He came to the Academy after a four year tour as an " Airdale. " Next to Navy, John claims Seattle as home. He was always quick with a smile and a loud " Hi. " John also added his talents to the Dinghy sailing squad plebe year. Recreation for John was at its best when he could tramp through the Mountains hunting things like rabbits, porcupine, bears, and an occasional cat. Thirty will find John still in the Navy, using all he learned at the Academy and a few things he picked up on his own somewhere, to make the Navy a lietter place for all hands. ROBERT DONOVAN JONES WiNCHKNDON, MASSACHUSETTS Rob early realized lliat his talents lay in the literary rather than in the technical lield, but tlie natural ability he lacked in handling the majors — math, skitmy, and steam — Bob compensated for with his capacity for hard work. Bob asLounded the critics and won a place in the hearts of audiences with his superb performances as the " leading lafly " in the yearly Mas((U(Maders ' productions. Rob was forever ready to help a friend with just about anything. You iiame it . . . he ' d help you. Page 104 I I ROBERT WILLI AIM GERMANY JONES Monroe, Louisiana Prior to entering tlie Academy, Bob atleiided ISortiieast College, during wliieii time lie enltivated his undying love for hill-billy music. From tlie outset Bob ' s attention was attracted to crew, and in tln rollowing years he could be heard bellowing his comma nds up and down the Severn. In the off crew season he could always be found expending his excess energy on the ball and company football teams. His success was never in cjuestion as he excelled in academics as well as anything else he undertook. His many friends throughout the Brigade will forever remember him for his happy smile and unbounded enthusiasm. JAMES JAY JOSLIN Kemmerer, Wyoming A cowboy from the wild and wooly west. Jos came to Navy Tech directly from Kemmerer, Wyoming, High School where he was an All-State tackle for two years and vale- dictorian of his class. He was a mainstay of the Fifth Batt football team, and a two year veteran of the Sub-Squad, although he didn ' t quite make it second class year. His classmates will probably best remember him for his Mother ' s weekly packages of chow. Jim couldn ' t make up his mind about a service career, but vowed to ride high, no matter what. ROBERT KAYE KARCHER BiLoxi, Mississippi Well known by the handle " Pear Shape. " Gained renown with the company Queen. . . Managed enrollment by devious means, appointment and NAPS, Bainbridge, Maryland. Claimed devout loyalty to both Mississippi and Illinois. Was a seafaring man and proved his superior seamanship on the Bermuda Races. Consumed his leisure time writing myriads of letters and reading tons of books. His likeable smile and jovial features were frequently seen throughout the halls and in the yard leading stray visiting athletes among Navy ' s many marvels. One short vacation at Camid left Bob with a glowing goal: He wants to be with those Amphib boys. Page 405 ROY ALVIN KELLEY QuANNAH, Texas Roy had Quannah for his home . . . but hankered for the Chapel dome ... so packed his gear, went on the lam, soon shouted, " Bancroft, here I am. " They gave him Bancroft for a nest . . . then issued white works, and all the rest. On cruise when youngsters should frown grayly Roy and his uke were singing gaily. Ac year and time to clear the hall . . . Ole Ray went out for volleyball. A joke or two Roy always had ... a smiling, jovial, witty lad. ... At call to study hour he ' d say, " If I ' m asleep, just lemme lay. " If Roy you ever chance to meet, you ' ll find a friend who ' s hard to beat. (See, Poetry . . . Midshipmen can do anything!) PHIL JOSEPH KERGOSIEN Bay St. Louis, Mississippi From his home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi right on the Gulf of Mexico, Phil brought with him the strong character and easy going manner that is typical of a son of Dixie. " Little Phil " was very much at home in the rack, with a pile of blankets to protect him from the Yankee climate. Phil was credited with so impressing the Executive Depart- ment with his sprint around Farragut Field, that after youngster year the department finally changed the method of serving E.D. His ability to get a job done will take Phil to many future successes. DONALD WAYNE KLICK Hebron, North Dakota " It ' s not the size of the dog in the fight, it ' s the size of the fight in the dog. " So it might be said of Don. He came to Navy after sp( nding two years at the University of North Dakota. Clear tiiinking and intelligence has enabled D.W. to spend mucii of his time helping his classmates, making many friends throughout llie J rigade, and par- ticipating in extra-curricular activities and sports. He defended his home state from his Eastern roommates with some beautiful and convincing color photos, the fruit of a worthwhile hobby. Many a weekend found the " Clicker " dragging. His ambition: ' ... A tour of duty in the Civil Engineering Corps. - Page 406 ROBERT GEORGE KLOEPPER St. Louis, Missouri Bob came to tlic Naval Academy from Wasliiiigtoii Uni- versity, St. Louis, Missouri. Having never seen a body of water larger tlian tiie Mississippi didn " t dampen his desire to be a follower of the sea. As a plebe, Bobby wasn ' t able to drag but the idea apparently caught on with him as he was almost the perfect Red Mike for the rest of his time at Navy. Throughout his years at the Academy, Bob was always driven by a powerful urge to be at the top and when he takes this attitude in to the fleet, he will be tops. PETER HERMAN KRUSI Smith FiKLD, Utah Pete left Illinois for the Rockies . . . found the West wasn ' t what the propaganda said it was, so he went east again . . . known for his fiction in the guise of fact . . . like the rooster who thought the sun got up to hear him crow . . . although he debated only in perpetually practiced on his classmates . . cheerful word and a smile for everyone . moment with Pete around . . . dragged often, but in his first year in this field of endeavor, had trouble beating the law of averages . . . will never be remembered for Ills memory. ... If words were everything he ' d own the world. the winter, he . always had a . never a dull CLARENCE MARTIN KUNSTMANN Chicago, Illinois Coming to Navy via lUiuois Institute of Technology, Martin was able to devote much time away from the slide-rule routine but still keep much ahead . . . had skinny results on each collar to prove it. Even when dragging, often could be found over in Mahan finishing up the latest Juice Gang production. Musically inclined, Martin played the big bass drum for the " Hell Cats. " If he could be found in Bancroft, he was ready with the helping word, hand, and (even if it did take ten " I.O.U. ' s. " ) part of his monthly insult. Page 40 " : x . 0|| LARRY HARMON LAIRD Taylorville, Illinois Just plain Larry suited him. Easy going and a smile for all hands . . . helped his company in sports . . . weekend pastime was dragging . . . most of his time was spent in one of those five man barracks ... he came to the Navy from the rolling corn fields of Illinois, and you often heard the familiar cry, " Do you think you ' ll get the south forty plowed by sundown? " Second class summer at Virginia Beach was the highlight of his Academy career . . . the sound, " Messenger, take that man ' s name, " had a famihar ring ... no matter where he goes it will be, " all the way, one play. " ROBERT FRANKLIN LAUFMAN MoNTPELiER, Vermont Originally from Pennsylvania, Bob entered the Acad- emy fresh from high school. In spite of his youth, he was often called " Wonder Boy " because of the amazing results he got in academics. Easy going and never angered, he spent his afternoons in sweat gear. Usually cross country or track but sometimes touch football or swimming. Direct result . . . large appetite, lots of sleep and no smoking or drinking. He spent the rest of his time figuring out how to drag queens . . . but save money, too. Not happy in close quarters, Bob prefers the Air Force and the wide open spaces. Whatever the field, he can ' t fail. DONALD STEPHEN LAWRENCE Hartford, Connecticut A Connecticut Yankee with a fondness for Southern Belles, Don was well known among his classmates for the high standards he demanded of the opposite sex . . . always seemed to drag a queen . . . seldom missed a hop or tea fight. An average scholar, he never let his studies interfere with his social life. Avid sports fan, always cheering for the Blue and (iold . . . will never forget Second Class air cruise and all that St. Louis hospitality. Don ' s easy going manner and sense of humor fit together perfectly and make him fit anywhere he goes. Page 408 ROBERT RALPH MANUEL DUBUQUK, loWV A loyal IVIidwesterner from tiie corn state of Iowa, Bob found a new home in the Xavy. Coming from the banks of till ' Mississippi to the shores of the Severn, his greatest pleasnres were eating, and dancing with pretty young things. Bobs outstanding gregarious nature, liis friendliness and good humor made the dark ages seem mucli lighter. Active in company and battalion sports. The Public Relations Committee and other extracurricular activities Bob was a keystone in every organization he entered. From the start it was ! avv Wings for hitn. LEWIS MERRILL MARKHAM III San Diego, California He had to be different so he chose being called Merrill. With three last names it didn ' t make much difference any- way. He spent most of his time playing lacrosse. Was born and reared in the land of liquid sunshine, and spent most of his time there except for the few trips east when Navy called. Merrill was an exponent of the good old days of wooden ships and iron men. What a skinny cut he was and he didn ' t leave it in the classroom. Some people kept mountain dew in their confldential lockers. He had radio parts in his. Just give him a ukulele and a silver moon . . . the girls can ' t resist him. RICHARD MAYNARD MARSHALL III Wilmington, Delaware Maynard, a southern lad, rejected college life for the U. S. Naval Academy; his first love. Possessor of a keen analytical mind, Dick never had any trouble with aca- demics; he found plenty of time for golf, handball and sailing; weekends were devoted to dragging. His pet interest was culinary art especially the transitory (from table to Marsh) stage. A warm smile, congenial personality and quick wit equip Dick well for a career in the Navy. His ambition . . . dolphins and the " Silent Service. " fegfi f-. Page 409 SIDNEY FRANK MASON Carson City, Nevada Sid ' s home is the " Biggest Little Capital in the World, " so naturally he was a big little fellow with a big smile . . . whenever the academy ' s routine allowed him to flash it. . . . He started to become accustomed to the navy way of life upon graduating from high school by enlisting in the Navy. . . . His four year tour allowed him to see the world by spending 11 months on the island of Saipan, where he decided to focus his attention on the Naval Academy and the honorable career of a naval officer. The academics had him facing the slide-rule subjects with a " strong heart and a cheerful mind " when he wasn ' t playing company sports. f WILLIAM BRUCE MATTHEWS, JR. La Plata, Maryland Hailing tliirty miles south of Crabtown, Bruce was at home before he started. Born to be plagued by women, he kept his buddies continually agog as he solved the problem of too many gals on one week-end. A born sports- man he excelled at tennis, swimming and soccer; and judging by his volume of hunting adventures spent many wild days in duck blinds when " sprung " at Christmas. Best re- membered by all will be his continually jovial good nature that kept smiling through everything and won him a lasting place in his buddie ' s hearts. Bruce is destined for a long and successful career in the silent service wearing dolphins. JOHN FRANCIS McCOY Pavvtuckkt, Rhode Island Here you had the smiling Lishman from Pawtucket . . . Mac was the usual handle. After a brief sojourn at Brown John came to the Academy to follow in his big brothers footsteps. . . . First class delight during plebe year . . . always lost the shake on racks, but spent most of his time in his broken down mattress. . . . Expounded, unheard by his wives, on theory of politics. . . . Had an amazing ability to stay out of fraps . . . bewildered his wives. . . . Made friends easily . . . afraid of girls . . . " damned llcpublicans " . . . well known for his strenuous activities in company steeplechase and cross country. Navy line claims him forever in June 1953. Page 410 JAINIES BOYD INlcCRAVY, JR. I V rri:nton, Virginia Mac hails from Wai emy via Bullis Prep, rcntoii, Virjiinia, coming to the Acad- Easy-goiiig, he was well known (and justly) for his good-naturediiess and casual outlook on life. His distinguished luunor turned not a few dull parties into riots, liarly plebe year Mac transferred his talents to Hubbard Hall, where he applied himself to a stroke oar and proved to be a valuable asset to the Navy crews. Duritig the off-season he participated in company squash and foot- ball. After graduation Mac plans to enter Naval Aviation. PAUL THOMAS McINTYRE Washington, District of Columbia An " Army Brat, " Mac had a year at Maryland where he studied pre-med and became a Delta Tau Delta. At Navy he believed that the prone position is the best for study and proved his point by always staying a couple of jumps ahead of the academic departments; he also thought that Marine Engineering was a diabolical scheme to prevent him from enjoying life. During the afternoons he could be usually on the company cross-country team burning up the course or out sailing on the Severn. Paul is a hard worker and fully capable of overcoming any problems the service has to offer. DAVID RAYMOND METS Willimantic, Connecticut " Daddy-o Mets " . . . only man in the Twenty-fifth Co. to gain weight plebe year . . . born 3 hours before his First Classman . . . liked pea soup and hated fried chicken . . . New England bred with Yankee blood but Rebel educated. . . . " It ' s too cold in Maryland, we don ' t need the windows open. " He came from the fleet via NAP.S after spending a couple of years with the Airdales on the West Coast . . . Dago had its chance, but failed . . . skinny was fruit. It took four years of Navy life to get him to sea, then only on a three week youngster cruise. His sport was crew and many years of hard work finally paid off when Daddy made the Spaghetti Boat. Page 411 WILLIAM CARL MEYER, JR. Baltimore, Maryland Willie to his wives . . . tall, slender, and affable . . . slick and smooth on his feet . . . the dance floor was his forte . . . renowned for his ability to keep time with a whisk broom to any tune . . . not one for stars, but a hard and conscientious worker . . . impeccable in his personal appearance . . . from nearby Baltimore is where he hails . . . served at Great Lakes, Memphis and Bainbridge as an ENS. before the Academy beckoned . . . had a laugh famous for its crescendos and its perpetuity . . . only swimming tests scared him ... a stalwart of the com- pany cross country teams . . . the Marines claim this " fairhaired " boy. . . . 1 ' WILLIAM SELMA MILLER, JR. Rock Island, Illinois Attended a year at Moline Community College before coming to Navy . . . liked any sport, but his talents were confined to the company . . . could always be counted on kept a sharp eye on dragging . . . liberty al- . The Catholic Choir looks to the air for his for a game after seventh period the Plebes . . . weekends spent ways came too infrequently. . provided his musical diversion . . career . . . could be a thirty year man, with a little coaxing. . . . Best known as " Schnozz, " but could pass as " Wild Bill, " (preferred just plain Bill) . . . took the long waUc to the batt office at 1400, 1500, 1600, ad infinitum many times. ARTHUR STANLEY MOREAU, JR. Cheverly, Maryland Art was born and reared in the outskirts of Washington, D. C. While at Bladensburg High, he estabhshed and maintained state records in track. After attending Co- lumbian Prep school in D. C, he entered the Academy. Most of his plebe year was spent " running " first class and winning his hard earned cross country and track numerals; his pace was cut off by injuries in his youngster year. Sub service was his greatest desire, but if he had to depend on his dago . . . well, maybe that ' d limit his chances. On the other hand, his " ways of influencing people and winning friends " plus his quick wit compensate for his Spanish. Page 412 FRANK PATRICK MORELLI Malden, Massachusetts Coininj; straiglit from tlie eiilistod ranks of the Navy, Frank found a homo at Crabtow n. Learned how to play the organ at Navy . . . competed regularly as a varsity pole vaulter on the track team . . . his favorite pastime was playing the piano aiid.draggin g. lie had a year-round fight with the academic department, but he made doubly sure not to worry over it. Was always ready for a laugh or a good joke . . . a personality that won many friends. Said Frank, " Wives are great at Navy, but I hope someday to settle down with a piano and one little wife. " JAMES DANCE MORGAN Plant City, Florida " Warm breezes, swaying palms, blue rolling ocean, orange trees in the back yard. " Not the South Seas . . . Jim Morgan is from Florida. Plant City sent him to USNA and got its. name in the papers. He was a typical Mid except that he preferred hunting and fishing to chasing women. He even arranged a hunting trip for his second class week- end. The monster. Academics, never worried Jim. A year at the U. of Florida put him in good shape to battle the unknowns of skinny, steam, aiid the rest. The South didn ' t have an air arm so Morgan decided to fly for Navy. Jets will be no strain for the maTi witli Jim ' s rugged determina- tion. EDWARD ALFRED MORSE Central Falls, Rhode Island Easy Ed arrived at Navy fresli from a year at Rhode Island University, but never let anyone forget that God ' s httle square mile was still liome to him. ... A great skiing enthusiast until the Maryland flats converted him to a rabid yawl sailor. His talents with a camera seemed to be surpassed only by his ability in handling an address book that was forever growing. The post oflice seemed to thrive on his incoming mail. He found plebe year effortless and afterwards coasted on to graduation. A Navy Junior, Ed hopes to don a pair of Navy wings. With his sincerity, good humor, and initiative, he ' ll become one of Uncle Sam ' s finest. Page 413 JACK CHANDLER MOULTON LucASviLLE, Ohio " Mad Jack " ... a rotsey in our midst ... an outdoors man . . . liked hunting best . . . weekend cruises on the ' amarie even tiiough they were cold sometimes. Missed all that goes on in the back ranks at p-rades (over six feet). Had brother basketball player at West Point and thought W.P. ran a close third to N.A. and Oiiio State . . . stalwart of the company volleyball team. " She has to be at least 5 ' 7 " or ril be out of joint. " " We don ' t need the window closers " . . . firm in his convictions to make the Navy and cverytliing naval his career, especially aviation. JOHN ROBERT MUHLIG, JR. Wilmington, Delaware From deep in the heart of the hills of Tennessee came this corn-bred loving small town boy to the fair old metropolis of Annapolis. He was struck partially blind by the beauty of mighty Bancroft Hall and for the next four years struggled to get his eyesight up to the Line standards. With that Tennessee background you ' d expect to find Bob strumming an old guitar at the end of each day . . . that wasn ' t the case exactly, but he did give a fair rendition of " Anchors Aweigh " on his old trombone. This fair and square shootin ' Rebel witii his compelling desire for a Naval service career will go far in the Navy. I . i V I I JACK ALBERT MYERS Dallas, Texas Friendly and affable were the best words to describe Jack . . . always ready to do a friend a favor. He put aside the latest in science fiction long enougii to gain a berth as cox- swain on the varsity crew. After not only a plebe year at Navy, but also a " fish " year at Texas A. M. he found Ihe position of coxswain much to his liking. Although the medical department offered some difficulty for Jack to de- cide on the air as his career, he found no difficulty in de- ciding on the drags. In the future when the many and varied tasks of a service career arise. Jack in his easy-going way will come out on lop. Page 414 HARRY JAMES NESBITT Hempstead, Long Island, New York Harry came to the Academy tlic proud possessor of an appointment from the Naval Reserve. Before coming to USNA he had attended Hofstra College for one year. On the day he was sworn in he looked at the flag of Oliver Perry which bears the words, " Don ' t give up the ship, " and as long as he was a middy was guided by the resolution he made. Harry ' s home is Hempstead, Long Island. He was never without the inevitable tales of upstate hunting and fishing. Between the trips to ' ermont and upstate for those sports and Jones Beach for other well known pastimes, he found ample material for " Back when . . . " stories to pass the time away. RALPH NEWSOME, JR. Portland, Oregon Ralph came to the Naval Academy from the Phi Sigma Kappa house at Oregon State. He entered as bewildered as the average plebe but soon caught on to the system and ceased to worry about executive track. His main hobby at home was skiing but since there was too little snow in the East, he " was took " by swimming. . . . " Breathing now. Mister? " His motto for the four grueling years was, " Up at dawn and awake by first mail. " Ralph ' s reassuring smile and casual manner made him tops with all he knew. His favorite pastimes at USNA were squash, jazz, and dragging. JAMES RICHARD NORD Greenville, Michigan Joining the class of ' 53 with two cohorts from Greenville, Michigan, " Jim " donned Navy blue with the line in mind. Taking his studies in stride, his love for variety forced him to accept a social life as well as an academic one. A music lover, his only talents lay in his desire to sing or dance. Because he joined the Navy to " see the world, " he was an avid exponent of Foreign Languages, which extended be- yond the academic limits. Heading for the sea . . . he ' ll graduate an old fashion line officer. Page 415 ROBERT EDWARDS NORTHROP KiNGSPORT, Tennessee He came to the Academy from Emory and Henry College where he was a B A Z and played tackle on a Wasp eleven. Savvied anything that involved matliematics, but belonged in the other half of the class in the bull courses. Excelled in the mess hall . . . rare indeed was the day when seconds on anything (excluding N.A. scrambled eggs) got by this lad. Pet peeve was failure of blankets to keep all 6 ' 4 " of him warm on cold winter nights. Contiimally talked about that old Model A he had to leave back in Tennessee. Wher- ever life eventually lands this son of the South, success will be his. JAMES LAWRENCE O ' KEEFE, JR. NuTLEY, New Jersey This jovial Irish lad first tasted salt as a member of the NROTC unit at Holy Cross College. Although one of the brighter boys, breezing 7ionchalantly through academics, Jim had a little trouble with P.T. Known as " Cowboy " because of his love of gun-slinging western novels. Must have derived his own special formula for evading the pap sheets. The forensic activities managed to attract the attentions of this Jerseyite. Saw the mailman once a day . . . but like everyone else never got enough. His ambition? Mention tiie submarine service and a nice sized family and the nail head has been struck. PERRY STATON OLIVER. JR. Gainesville, Georgi A shock of blond hair, a bubbling countenance, and a tall slim body amiounced the arrival of Perry, who quickly turned his talents toward the furtherance of company and battalion activities. His smile and ready wit were always ready to help lighten the burdens of ac-year and lift the gloom of the dark ages. Dragging, playing tennis, cards and the uke were his main hobbies. Combine a deep Georgia drawl with a love for Dixieland Jazz and mint juleps, add a bit of friendliness, and you have Perry, another one of th( " wild blue yonder " boys who want wings after graduation. Page H6 JOHN EI.DON PAULK COFI-KYVILLE, K.VNSAS Leaving CofTcyvillc in a cloud of dust and the local police willi a load ofT tiieir hands, this " Hot Rod Herder " went East to seek a career in the Navy. Enjoyed swimming and wrestling . . . did exceptionally well in P.T. John was a genius at figuring out the absurd mechanical diagrams which baffled average midshipmen. Liked good music, quiet at times, but a close friend to all who did him well. Occasionally seen with the fairer sex . . . usually content with a weekend movie. Prefers cans or submarines . . . anything as long as it is Navy. RAYMOND EARL PAULSEN Hemlock Grove, Ohio Touche Paulsen, a hillbilly lovin ' boy, from tiny Hemlock Grove, Ohio, came to the Academy via the fleet. His claim to fame was the fact that he made the varsity fencing team without ever having fenced before. LIndoubtedly a great aid in this accomplishment was the dancing instruction he so faithfully attended youngster year. His hilarious impersonation of the female sex at company parties will be long remembered by the boys in the Nineteenth. Knowing that he has found a home in the Navy, his future is in Naval aviation. JAMES WALLACE PERRY, JR. Clarksville, Tennessee Wally grew up in the back woods of Tennessee right outside Nashville. But know what. . . . not a trace of a drawl. After a sheltered childhood, he spent a year at Vanderbilt ; came to Navy to get some book learning. He managed to survive by vigorous application to the written word without curtailing his social activities. Somehow Wally also found time for many afternoons in the gym, surprisingly enough practicing gym. His ready smile and cheerful " Well Hi " will be long remembered by many. Page 417 THOMAS EDWIN PETTIT CiRCLEVILLE, OhIO After a year of facinji the rigors of civilian life upon gradua- tion from Circleville High School, Tom joined the Navy and found liis way to the Academy via Great Lakes and Bain- bridge. Far from being a star, his favorite expression was, " anything above 2.5 is gravy! " Liked wrestling, Softball and was a star member of the sub-squad. Loved to gripe about the system but found that sleeping with the Reg Book lielped keep those weekends free for dragging. Thinks women are a " snare and a delusion, " but admitted (re- luctantly) that they are here to stay. Tom hopes to be a flyboy some day. JULIAN BAGBY POWELL Overton, Texas It is still rumored around Overton, Texas, that " Hump " was left on the stoop of his home one bright Halloween night, by a benevolent order of witches and hobgoblins. Beared in an atmosphere of " Texas, now and forever, " it was a hard decision for him to come to IVavy. A mainstay of the company soccer, field ball, and basketball teams each year, he had an interest in all sports. His favorite hobby was taking color slides of his O.A.O. Was also a lover of good music . . . from Spike Jones to Brahms. Admired by all who knew him, he made many friends by his generous and easy going ways. WILLIAM THOMAS PREWETT Sacramento, California Character: W. T. Prewett. Scene I: Bancroft Hall. It is early in the morning, a shadow appears; followed by an indistinct form. A bird? Superman.3 No, just Og Prewett. Follow him tinough an average day. What day at ITSNA was cotnplete witiiont a rough math class. Not SI) for llic slur. He excelled in slip slick inspired guessing games. If ou like, take a stroll through Skinny Lab and watch the hero hook himself in series with 220 volts. After- noons yon could see tiie familiar figure don tiie yellow jersey of (he (ifth |}at( football team. All days must end and at taps said hero crawls into a top bunk to the tune of " Nitey Nite. " Page 418 BILLY WAYNE RAY W iNSLow, Arizona A prodiK ' t of Baiiibridjjo Prop, Bill came to iVavy after three years in the Marine Corps. It was plain to see wliere he pot his love for the Corps: he has two uncles and a brother in the Marines. He was a fanatic for cross-word puzzles and a lover of iiiilbilly nuisic. He was a charter and permanent member of the sub squad. He admitted that until he was eighteen he had never seen a body of water larger than a bathlubful: probably because he lived so much of his early life in the desert wastes of Arizona. He looks forward to the day he again dons the Marine Green. DONALD PRESTON RHUDE Squantum, Massachusetts Born in Medford, Massachusetts but now from Quincy, Don went to Tufts College for a year before coming to the banks of the Severn. He took a lot of kidding for his New England accent but was proud of his reputation as a Yankee. This quiet Fifth Batt sandblower spent his after class time with the dinghy team in fair weather or foul . . . down to the sea in bathtubs. In academics Don preferred math and steam and was glad to see the end of Dago. His main hobbies beside sailing were leave and a Quincy gal. The Navy line with engineering duty preferred was Don ' s plan for the future. JAMES BIDDLE RODGERS ALLEJO, California Trying to say where Jim was from was like trying to predict the next day ' s weather in Maryland. He was born in California, attended Columbian Prep, but was living in Washington, D.C., at the time of his appointment. Just name a place, he ' s lived there. Jim never was among the ranks of the academic cuts, but he never had that 2.5 attitude. The marks he made reflected the best effort he could put forth. He was like that; put all he had into what- ever be was doing . . . sports . . . academics. . . . Jim got numerals each year for his participation on the swim- ming team. On graduation Jim will enter the Navy line. Page 419 FRANCIS ALBERT RUDOLPH, JR. Washington, District of Columbia Although ail Army Brat from a long line of service folks, Rudy saw the error of that way and beat his steps to nearby USNA rather than the rocky cliffs of the Hudson. Never happier than when master-minding some new relay or timer for the juice gang signs, he spent much of his free time on his hobby. Still he was fond of social life and rarely missed a hop or a chance to drag. He was an easy-going guy who liked a laugh. Rudy ' s choice of duty wavered between engineering duty and the line, but whatever, he ' ll come out on top smiling. JOHN LOWELL RUSSELL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Russ had the usual high school education plus a year at the University of Pittsburgh. Like many others in ' 53, he got the itch to travel so the US Navy got another boot. After enlisting he wound up at Bainbridge and started his naval career all over again. Because of his previous educational experience Russ had lots of time to spend on his hobby, photography. His good works prompted his appointment as Photographic-Editor of this LUCKY BAG and his being named to the Trident Calendar staff. Many of the fine photographs which are found on these pages are his. Am- bition. To marry Lorene, his OAO, and fly large, slow patrol planes. RICHARD WARD SCEARCE, JR. Louisville, Kentucky Dick traded in his light browns for " Blue and Gold " after two years at the University of Kentucky. Tliis thorough- bred from the Blue Grass region was a student of tlie first rale. However, he found time away fi ' om studying to manage th one-fifty pound football team and play several company sports. Dick was well known for his " clutch factor, " a pleasant smile, and a knack for making a story a good one. His future plans include a Supply Corps leaf for line (20 50 eyes) and a home town girl for his heart. Page 420 GEORGE EARL SCHMITT Dayton, Kentucky Upon graduating from liigli school, George journeyed to Great Lakes for boot training, then to Bainbridge to prep for tlie Naval Academy. Gifted with art ability, it was not unoonnnon to see him scratching away at some work in that field (if he wasn ' t out on the field tossing passes for the Fifth Batt football team.) Meticulous in his personal appear- ance, mirrors were a thing of the past when " Borg " has on his grease shoes. Being pretty savvy, George was often found tutoring some poor bucket. The only thing that worried his buddies was whether or not ' Smitty ' would ever find the right girl, since he always had so many from which to choose. ROBERT McBRIDE SCHUCKER Larchmont, New York Bob entered the Academy fresh from the rigorous life of an NROTC at Yale, and soon found his place in the Drum and Bugle Corps and the Chapel Choir. Far from " savvy, " he was well known for his oft mumbled, " I ' ll never be an engineer. " Youngster " Second Cruise Mo " made him an old hand at Little Creek when CAMID VI rolled around. A staunch member of company cross-country and steeple- chase teams, he could usually be found in the Steerage or letter-writing in his room on weekends. Quiet, unassuming, he looks forward to marriage and a career in Navy Line . . . possibly submarines. RICHARD WILLIAM SCHWENZ BiNGHAMTON, NeW YoRK " Prof " Schwenz . . . native of New York ... he frit- tered away two years in a grocery store before he got the urge to see the world . . . came to the Naval Academy in July, 1949. He managed to survive the weekly ration of fish on the " Block Island " and the rigors of plebe year and is now well on his way toward becoming General of Flyboys. His eternal grin would normally be enough to compensate for his shortcomings, but it is hidden by his largest ha- bility . . . his nose (deviation 3° E) L Page 421 FRANK JOSEPH SCOLPINO, JR. West Englewood, New Jersey All oiitstandinfi liigh school atlilete, upon graduation Frank enlisted in the Navy. He entered the Academy witli the class of ' 52 but due to " unforseen circuinstances over which he had no control " finislied out liis career witii ' 53. Frank played great football for the varsity his youngster year and in ' 50 led the 150 lb. football team to another Eastern Championship. In ' 51 he gave his all for the JV squad. Under the Swartz direction Frankie became a fine wrestler. Famous for his black eyes and blue bruises, Frank was a standing member of the N club and Rinkie Dink society. FRANKLIN BRADFORD SHAKESPEARE Dover, Delaware Except for a brief interlude of wearing stars at Columbian Prep Frank spent all his life in Delaware, a state which lie stoutly maintained is larger than Texas. He was a varsity basketball player in high school but being a real sailor at heart switched to crew when he came to Navy. Rowing in the first boat his youngster year, he won acclaim by sports writers as Navy ' s " curly headed bowman. " His father a brilliant engineer, it was not surprising that Frank had a preference for Math rather than the work of his family namesake. Frank set his sights on being a good old line officer. If he can bend his 6 foot 4 inches into the hatch, you might fitid him as skipper of a submarine some day. WILLIAM BRYAN SHIRLEY Tampx, Florida " The sunny waters of the (iulf were never like this, " was about the only grijie heard from this lad. A promising young cleclroiiics sailor who hailed his " twilight " career to become a more promising oung olfiier. Second home was the water, where lie excelled. Strongly attracted to women but never let I hem control him. Rulterlly man, ilower to Ilower. Shining smile followed his long legs wherev( r he went. Main hobby was writing letttMs and laving out plans for lii)erly, leave, and such. Drum and Bugle Corps lost the best cymbal twirler they ever had, while the Navy Air arm stood to gain an ardent flyer . . . if his long frame can be jaiKkiiired inlo a jet. Page 122 I.OLIS JOSEPH SKOMSKY BiNGH VM ION, l■: v York At Navy Lou aiiswered lo many names . . . Lover . . . Muscles . . . or even The Binghumfon Flush. His favorite was just plain old " Si i. " " The Academy nabbed iiim while he was in the fleet and sent him through JNA1 S, an invest- ment that will surely pay off. Quiet and friendly, Ski was well liked by all who knew liim. Always a sure bet to come back from leave with a huge new collection of damsels. Said that the sag in his rack didn ' t come from anything but overuse, but he was actually quite an athlete, a volleyball pro. With his calm judgment, Lou will take anything life offers in his stride. THOMAS WAY SLACK Wheeling, W est Virginia Unruly blonde hair, impish blue eyes, an ever pleasant and contagious smile made a host of friends at Navy for this West Virginian. Tommy came to USNA via two years at Wesleyan as a Kappa Alpha. In his four years by the Severn, Tommy, with his sweet trumpet and love of music, sparked the NA-10. Always happiest at meal times, Tom adapted himself rapidly to navy cliow. An avid athlete, he even loved that scourge of the PT department, tlie obstacle course. Not always lucky enough to escape the long arm of the Executive Department, Tom always was able to laugh it off. After graduation, he has his eye on jets as a career. DON RAY SMITH Detroit, Michigan When the war ended and Don was still in Boot Camp, he decided to become a Midshipman. His biggest thrill at the Academy came when he received the famous " Golden Brick, " which he kept to the end. He was without a doubt one of the finest connoisseurs of pop-corn east of the Mis- sissippi. Almost any Saturday afternoon he could be found stuffed to the gills with it. Another of Don ' s favorite pastimes was reading science-fiction thrillers; he beheves they will replace the Ordnance Gunnery textbook. Don ' s desire to become an officer is certainly sincere, and the Navy can look forward to receiving this gentleman and officer. Page 423 JOHN HENRY SMITH Beverly, Massachusetts Upon completion of his freshman NROTC year at Brown, John entered the Naval Academy and soon won the friend- ship and respect of his classmates through his quiet but well-directed ways. Baseball and potatoes were indeed by-words with " Smitty. " Many ' s the meal when the stewards made an extra trip to the galley for another pan or so of spuds. As a catcher, John Henry managed not only to catch the many curve balls thrown at him on the baseball field but also kept up his savvy reputation by catching those thrown at him scholastically. There just wasn ' t anything that stopped this lad. PAUL NELSON SONNENBURG Baltimore, Maryland Paul entered the Academy from the fleet via NAPS . . . he seemed to think there ' s a Heaven on Earth ... if you don ' t believe it just ask him about the wonders of Baltimore. . . . On the athletic field with a lacrosse stick in hand he was a terror to be reckoned with . . . also, held positions on the volleyball, steeplechase, and cross country teams . . . he was harmless looking in class, but watch out, he got those academics. ... A friend to bilgers who came around looking for help . . . with his alert mind, amiable per- sonality, and quick smile, Nelse will go a long way in what- ever the future holds for him. DWIGHT SPENCER Barium Springs, North Carolina Hailing from Tar lleelia, Spence naturally possessed all the qualities of a true southern gent. . . . Arrived via the enlisted route. . . . His broad smile and small stature gave definite ompliasis to the proverbial " dynamite comes in small |)ackages. " ... In the afternoons Spence could be fonnfl in the wrestling loft or on the hardwood in the thick of action . . . A constant dragger. Weekends were always spent squiring the fairer sex about the yard. ... A star man by no means he always managed to stay well ahead of the academic deparlnirnt. . . . Easy-going and friendly by nature. . . . Bound to make definite strides up the ladder of success. Page 424 I DANIEL PAUL SPERLING Los Angelics, California A real live native son, " Spe( (ly " owned and operated the most fabulous name in the Brigade. While keeping the academic situation comfortably at bay, and being manager for the varsity football team, he made it his daily task to test the excellence of the philosophy that " comfort is the key. " Lute-like vk arblings from the shower were ever a source of joy. Here is a man who never did anything in a small way. . . . " Let ' s hit those towns! " JAMES ERNEST STEPHENS LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS . . . Son of a naval officer. . . . California his favorite of the many states in which he has lived . . . Well prepared for the military life by two years at Kemper Military School, Boonville, Mo. ... A member of the Brigade Activities Committee. His thespic talents were displayed to an audience of 40,000 at the 1951 Maryland game when he gave a gripping performance as the rear half of a turtle. Had to go into the Navy . . . Jim owned no less than eight sets of blues. Hopes to go into subs where he should build tremendous arm muscles chinning his 5 ' 7 " frame on the periscope in an effort to see. DEAN LODER STRONG MoNTCLAiR, New Jersey A big, friendly and affable guy with ready smile and quick wit. Dean was envied by everyone for his personable, easy-going manner and in all probability had the lowest " clutch " factor in his batt. He never found himself on any varsity athletic teams for due to his great versatility in all sports, he had trouble choosing the one team on which to concentrate his efforts. One place especially where Dean ' s presence was felt keenly was the mess-hall, for here was his forte! Likeable, talented. Dean has much to offer the Naval service. Page 425 i ir JOHN RICHARD STLNTZ Fort Wayne, Indiana Straight from the easy life of high school John threw him- self into the rigors of the Academy with the high hopes and determination of all good plebes. He took his first plane ride plebe summer and became immediately a confirmed sea level man ... a dead eye with tlie pistol and carbine as proved by the hero medals on his horse blanket . . . momentarily stunned by the high geared academics . . . spent iiis afternoons in tiie rack ... an avid Spike Jones fan wlienever his roommates were gone. Being a sand- blower and a veteran fourth deck man didn " t dampen his spirit. No matter what the future may hold he " ll never lose his good nature, ready smile, and, he hopes, his hair! BRADLEY SUTTER Austin, Minnesota Brad was driven from his home during the Norwegian in- vasion of Swedisii Minnesota; away from the U. of Minne- sota, SAE, the blonde beauties, and the rest of the things so dear to his heart; driven into the rocky shores of the Severn. At Navy he found a home. Happy-go-lucky, cheerful. Brad got along with everyone. Studies were no problem and he pursued any endeavor in the same buoyant manner. Always ready with a clever song or story, he w ' as at home at a party and looked forward to ' " greater and better ones. " " Brad gave freely of his time to any beneficial activity. Friendly, big, handsome, lovable. Brad made life around him iio smootliK. What a man! JOE EDWARD TARLTON Kutherfordton, North Carolina Joe came to Navy with the Carolina red clay clinging to his toes. Before journeying to the Academy he had his ' Don ' t " indoctrination at Chapel Hill wlit-re he soon joined the I ' ral boys . . . Sigma Nu. Frecpiently called a traitor because of the Yankee wonuMi he dragged. One of tliose ainhilidus siiuls wlio tried to become a Segundo on the 1950 cruise before becoming a Youngster. Had no trouble in academies and was very active in deal pulling . . . Re- ception Committee. Being interested in aviation, he will soar lo unlimited heiglits if given the t)pportunity. Page 426 I JOSEPH LENNINGTON VAIL Los ANGiiLEs, California LoMiiy ciimo a Ions way to see tlie Severn; from Perris, Calirornia. in I ' aet. The old " Philosopliier " was often found with pen in liand composing some artful skit or tliouiiht. As most slashes were pictured with slide rule in liaiul, Lenny, not to be outdone, liad liis calibrated with words. In his old stompin ' grounds under that liquid sun- shine, what gave the biggest shock to the populace? A water sport? Duststorm? Superman? No, a Hotrod with Lennington in it leaving eno ugh rubber at the corners to keep Goodyear in business for months. Leiuiy was and always will be a guy built for speed. EUGENE ROBERT VAN HOOF Hurley, Wisconsin Van spent two years studying aeronautical engineering at Parks Air College before the Navy fever brought him to Severn ' s shores. He ' d caught the winning spirit at his high school in Hurley, Wisconsin, starring in football, basket- ball, and track. At the academy he used his spare time scoring touchdowns for three 150 lb. championship teams, running from the right halfback spot. The " Mighty Midgets " weren ' t Van ' s sole claim to fame as he applied himself as diligently to the academics as he did to athletics. His cjuiet iunnor put a bright spot in many a dreary day and let ou know tliat Van was a man ' s man from wav back. THOMAS JOSEPH VERNIA, JR. Chillicothe, Ohio Tom came to Navy via the B. 0. Railway straight from Chillicothe, Ohio. He didn ' t need the fancy prep schools and colleges, and a check into the records will show it. He stood high in everything including the minds of the opponents of the various football, basketball, aiid other sports squads around the Academy. This was perhaps due to many sports achievements Tom had before entering the grey walls. Following true Navy standards, he gave the women his fair share of time, but to only a lucky few. One thing for sure, upon graduation he expects to spend much time back in " Big C. ' Page 427 EDWARD ERWIN VIGEE Crowley, Louisiana Ed " s first impression of Navy was that the Academy ran its allocated sleeping time on too short a basis. By em- ploying every means at hand he finally mastered the sitnation. Erwin ' s versatility led him to many different tasks and endeavors but none nearly as memorable as " out of season lacrosse coach " ' . There is no doubt that his affable disposition would estabhsh him as a leader or coach in any situation. Erwin ' s consistent references to his home state as " a Utopia " made everyone stop and wonder if there was some vahdity to his assertions. Undoubtedly the state must have something, look at Ed. ALBERT LOUIS VILLARET Bergenfield, New Jersey Al was a three time letter man in the sport which allowed him to use his strength and determination to the utmost, Navy Crew. His first efforts toward a naval career led him to enter the New York State Maritime Academy in 1947. Finding the rapid fire courses a little too rapid, he joined the Navy. After matriculating at Great Lakes, Al applied for, and received orders to report to the XAPS. Although not a star man, Al was graced with an unusual amount of good common sense. His straightforward manner, his truthfulness, and his distaste for anything false, won him the esteem of his classmates. DONALD ARTHUR VOGT Chicago, Illinois Don came to Navy straight from a year a( Purdue. Studies never were any strain for Don, he iiad left plenty of time for his favorite pastime . . . the rack. A mainstay on the company basketball and battalion fieldball teams, he also was a star on the set ' ond class swinniiing test. Don ' s liobbies add up, with one or two possible exceptions, to one . . . dragging iiis O.A.O.! His ready wit and easy- going manner made liim hked by all, and all know that he will go far in everything he attempts. Page 428 DAVID LEE WALDRON Burt Laki:, Michigan " Bifr Rod " fust acliievecl faiiu ' and fortuno youngster year. By his stellar line play in tli( Great Lakes game the " Burt Lake Bull " helped the J.V. juggernauts close out a perfect season. The following two seasons found liini anchoring down the fifth batt line. As much at home in tiie water as on tlie gridiron, Red was a perennial performer on the sub-squad, vohnitarily devoting many of the afternoons to rehearsals for that all-important aquatic battle. A better than average student. Red never let his studies interfere with his education. Often the butt of a joke, he took everything with a smile and proved himself a man, mature in mind and body. WALTER HENZLER WELLS, JR. Staunton, ' IRGINIA Walt ' s 6 ' 1 " made him a natural on the basketball court and accounted for scores of scores in company basketball. His face-splitting grin and uncontrollable wit pulled his wives through many a blue Monday. Although high on the list of Brigade entertainers, Walt ' s true pleasure was a big arm- chair with a favorite pipe. A connoisseur of pipes . . . W alt had one of the finest collection anywhere, but no one ever knew what he smoked in them. Always a fine dresser, Uncle Walt was one of those rare individuals who can look as sharp in sport civies as in Navy blues. His main aspira- tion . . . wings in front. JAMES CARTER WELSH Boulder City, Nevada A Westerner, Jim lived in Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, and finally ended up in Boulder City, Nevada. If asked, he was ready and willing to put out the straight dope on the building of Boulder Dam or the way to beat the " One-armed Bandits " at Las Vegas. ... In the way of sports, J.C. could usually be found out on tlie Severn bending his back in one of the Navy ' s shells; in the fall, he was always hard at work backing up the line for the fifth batt football team. . . . His wit, coupled with his friend- liness and personality, made him tops with all of his class- mates. Page 429 RICHARD ARTHUR WHITCOMB Staten Island, New York Hailing from Massachusetts " Si ip ' " Wliitcomb iiad seen inucli of tiie U. S. eastern coast and Europe, especially Germany, by way of being an Army brat. In high scliool Skip was active in football and lacrosse and spent much of his free time at the Academy with those two sports. Skip came to the academy by way of Sullivan ' s Preparatory School and aimed his future at Pensacola after graduation. He was a jolly person ... " I like to laugh because so much of me has such a good time all at once. " REX MOODY WILLIAMS Chipley, Florida Willie came from the sunny state of Florida. Standing at the top of his class at Chipley High, he decided to see the world, so naturally he joined the Navy. After some time, he decided that since he was already in, he might as well go to the Academy. A two year veteran of batt football, second class year he decided to try his hand at volleyball, and when asked about the spare tire resulting from this less strenuous sport, he said, " Just stored up energy. " Finding studying hard on the eyes, he felt that the Supply Corps was his best bet. EDWARD PATTERSON WOOD WORTH Norfolk, Virginia Although originally from California it was always diiricult to tell wiiat new place Pat would claim as home. A Navy jiniior coming straight to Navy from high school, Pat managed to come through without any frantic studying. hen not working on his wide collection of airplane models, he spent most of his time down at the Dinghy float. At Navy he decided that the life of a hermit was not meant for him . . . girls! (iirls! (iHlLS! Liked to listen to any good classical music. Ambition in life to be a success in his chosen career, the Navy Line. Page 430 I HERBERT THOMAS WOOLLEY Chevy Chase, Maryland Herb didn ' t stray far from lioine in coming to tlio Academy . . . traciv was his first love . . . cross country . . . in- door traciv . . . then outdoor ... it seemed that lie was always running; . . . allliougli an excellent athlete, he didn ' t carry his enthusiasm to academics . . . was per- ennially just above the line . . . only worry was getting those we ekends . . . always glad to fix up a buddy, had lots of addresses in the D. C. area . . . wherever he goes, Herb ' ll have lots of friends, cause he ' s a guy that can win them and influence them. DAVID BRYAN YOUNG, JR. Alexandria, ' irginia Dave came to Navy via Bullis Prep and San Diego State College. Being a Navy junior, he had spent most of his life around Naval Air Stations. Although academics were not exactly his forte, Dave came through when the heat was on. His afternoons were usually spent in Sampson Hall or in the squash courts. In the extra curricular line Dave was Production Chairman on the Class Crest and Ring Com- mittee and a member of the Reception Committee. After graduation Dave hoped to fulfill his life ' s desire and follow in his father ' s footsteps as a Naval Aviator. U ' Page 431 SEVENTEENTH STAFF FALL SET Left to right: D. W. Klick, T. J. Vernia, Jr., J. L. Foy, K. R. Manuel, D. P. Bailey. n IXTER SET Loft to rislit: K. W. Clieu ning, I). ). Dclamar, W. A. Hrowiiic, K. K. llayiloti, .F. .|. J »slii). Page 432 Second Class Ammernian, A. J. Artnian, J. T., Jr. Briner, K. K. Brunell, J. I. Cabauillas, J. C, II CoiiiUard, J. P. Daniels, W. D. Dilweg, J. C. Finch, K. E. Forte, J. R. Gilniore, W. R. Ilatfieltl, R. L. Hill, W. W. Ilolman, J. P. Kirkpatrick, M. D. Lay, B. S. Mackey, G. F. Marshall, J. C. Martin, E. H. McCarthy, G. D. Merritt, B. L. Mook, J. Mudd, J. F. Nix, W. C. Pigott, W. R. Potter, T. B., Jr. Pyeatt, F. E., Ill Steel, C. E. Storck, B. F. Tandy, E. II., Jr. Tarver, C. A., Jr. an Aiisdal, V. L Viglino, V. P. Vogelberger, P. .)., ,Ir. Vlalkor. W . R. Walsh, II. T., Jr. Ward, (,. L., .Jr. Whipple, E. F., Jr. Wilford, I). M. Zimmerman, J. S. COMPANY Y O u G !$ T E R Top row, left to right: Acey, Chase, ColUns, Fisher ♦ Gonzalez, Grego, Hanson, Harmon, Jaudon, Knepper, Lewis, Lowrey, Morgenthaler, Munger -k Pabst, Ray, Reedy, Rhodes, Ruberg, Shuniaker, Small, Steele, Stephens Stimac, Stone, Stott, Stuntz, Tate, Tolleson, Ulshafer, Wilkinson, Williams, Wilson, Wittner. Bottom row, left to right: Dickey, Mclntyre, Spink, King, Brockway, Home, Wilkins, Graham, Redfearn Stone, Schreiner, Doebler, Kinney, McDaniel, Smith, Nail, Heyward ♦ Ogram, Egan, Knettles, Johnston, Hicks, Piatt, Hogg Taff, Sykes, Clock, Shinn, Miller, Hull Powers, Coker, Meder, Pikaart, Klein, Thompson, Caldwell. P L E E 40 lljw l,f,if« • " -r - " B ■.M sfly mmmm V ■:-f iJliM::!:!.-;;!™ i =il Ks;fllK s H HE B S H LS I W :: .:f ;t::l:: f: ? H HP £ R S P ' ' ' ' BMh H H.]i. HI _ | EIGHTEENTH STAFF FALL SET Left to right: K. G. Kloepper. I). V. Fiuljie. J. Campbell, F. B. Shakespeare, J. B. Powell. WIXTER SET € Second Class Anglini, M. E., Jr. Birkenmeier, R. E. Cale, J. J., Jr. Callas, N. P. Cann, W. . Casimes, T. C. Dennis, R. L. Flaherty, R. M. Frank, M. Glover, W. R., I Halpine, J. D. Harvell, J. F. Hollenbach, R. ' G. Huttinger, T. Jones, C. S. Kirby, F. J. Koonce, J. P. Lambert, D., Jr. Lief, R. E. Lynne, D. M. McFetridge, J. C. Michael, S. J., Jr. Millar, R. A., Jr. MiUer, J. A. Moore, J. W. Nagel, II. A., Jr. O ' Brien, J. T. Raymond, R., Ill Ridgeway, T. R. Rogers, R. W. Sandlin, D. R. k ra hh hij H Shoroy, C. W. HMiBWBHIi ■ H Smith, G. T. gP m Sorcnson, C. A. IK M Steele, F. X. Left to right: J. F. Frost, 111, A. S. Moreau, Jr., 11. w Hig- gins, I.E. Pettit, B. W. Ray. Swanson, S. R. Walsh, J. v., Jr. Wood, L. G., Jr. Zeberlein, G. V., Jr Page 434 COMPANY Y O U G S T E R Top row, left to right: Ashford, Bayly, Bendrick, Bennington, Black, Brzozowski, Byroni -k Channell, Collier. Drake, Dunbar, Faust, Fry, Garrow, Hamilton, Holden, Ilorst -k Jerauld, Johnson, Kandra, Kane, Kaus, Kavanaugh, LeBrun, Manikowski, Mendell, Newell ♦ Ridgway, Robinson, Smith, Summers, Tsantes, Volgenau, Walcott, Walker, Wildman, Wilkinson. P L E E Bottom row. left to right: IIofT, Richards, Jones, Mann, Friedel, Farrington, Beilharz, Schweiger, Loveday Eyler, Hatch, Bair, Johnson, Tarbuck, Butts, Schmitt, Wood Minton, Lamb, Seyller, Jenson, Chiles, Miller, Dillon Levis, Lloyd, Taylor, R. L., Koerkenmeier, Hanna, Taylor, T. W. Fogarty, Barker, Murphy, Brainerd, DiBona, Taylor, J. J., Sinimel Mossop, Garr, Cantrell, Vedder, Hagenmeyer, Piske. __ ,__, J- i»tf». _ « ' f , ' X ' - J - jf -. ■ -f % ■ y ; ' T ■_ r ' f- ? • • . . . . • • • • ' ■ • • ■ • •• • •• •• • NINETEENTH ,( Seeoiitl Class STAFF FALL SET Left to right: M. K. Corbiii, Jr., R. W. Schwenz. J. W. Harris, R. E. flurtis, R. E. Paulsen. WINTER SET Left to right: R. S. Bioknell, R. Vi . ;. .|ones, K. M. Brown. D. S. Bigelow, R. K. Ilemple, IM. Page 436 Alecxih, P. C. Biedernian, R. D. Czaja, B. F. Dorsey, F. J. Fuka, O. J., Jr. Ileil, J. J. Ilenifin, E. E. Hiider, L. O., Jr. Hoy, F. VS., Jr. Hull, F. A. Jenkins, D. C Kowalskey, Z. J. Krahn, C. Kruger, D. S. Kurth, R. J. Lambert, W. W. Lane, W. J. Miller, C. H., Ill Miller, D. L. Murphy, R. F. , Niederlander, L. C Jr. Olsen, R. M. Ostroni, L. E. Pasztalaniec, M. F. Petzrick, P. A. Plank, D. L. Pollack, H. I. Poreda, C. P. Ray, 1). R. Richter, Vt . J., Jr. Riester, J. E. Rodgers, J. H., Jr. Shipley, M. K. Steele, J. C. Taylor, A. C. Vaverka, R. J. Watkins, D. P. Watson, R. M. White, J. A. Wilson, R. D. COMPANY Y O r N O !$ T E R Top row, left to right: Arthur, Baird, Batdorf, Bedenbaugh, Blaine, Blanar, Davis UeEsch, Fiedler, Gallagher, Ganey, Guffey, Kiefaber, Koppenhaver, Kropp, Linebarger, Litzenberg • Long, McGonegal, Mieldazis, Mielich, Miller, Murphy, Newell, O ' Brien, Olson, Parker Ferryman, Reynolds, Rose, Sanders, Sanstol, Toney, Tyler Ulcickas, Weitzman, Yuscavage. i p 1 ? B « s Bottom row, left to right: Woods, Langenheim, Ilattings, Clark, Wilson, McMurtry, Barnhart, George, Urie Ghering, McIIugh, Stone, Pickle, Christopherson, Fey, Kaiitz, Toohey • Braun, Guinan, Wootten, Hale, Allen, Chapman, Romoser • Baggs, Decker, Romero, Collins, Wilbern, Moore Brush, Copeland, Sullivan, Cooper, Ryan, Watkins. ' W :1 ;:!::!:; f::l: f: • • • • • • • • . . . . . . TWENTIETH l( STAFF FALL SET Left to right! W. C. Bentley, J. H. Smith, J. R. Allard, H. A. Cha lbourne, ,J. ( ' .. Welsh. WIXTEB SET Left to right: J. L. O ' Keefe, Jr., P. M. Criim, H. I). Doelli A. J. Baciocco, Jr., (;. E. Schniill. Page 438 ng» Se oiicl Class Amtnernian, C. N. Anderson, C F. Anderson, W. P. Bala, W. B., Jr. Barry, J. J. Brill, G. A., Jr. Buchanan, J. R. Carson, J. J. Christner, A. S., Jr. Conrady, D. A. Cronipton, K. C, .Jr. Diickett, R. B. Dunne, R. E. Everett, J. W. Gibson, R. E. Hamlin, A. L. Harris, W. S. Hawthorne, E. E. Keating, J. D. Keck, J. S. Knops, F. W., Jr. Link, J. G. Lyding, .J. F. Maloney, R. E. McDevitt, R. F. Miller, R. C. M intgoniery, t ' . J. Oherg, :. H. OWeill. P. . Phillips. J. I). Pihlier, H. E. I ' reiiio, A. v., Jr. Kfddinglon. R. I. Sanfor l. i ' ,. Sohullz, A. M. Smith, I). (;. Wright, K. I). Vadlowsky, P. I COMPANY i d Y O r N G § T E R Top row, left to right: Boudreaiix. Bracken, Brownlow Burden, C.happell, Conway, Cowart, Davis, De lrickson, Duval, Emery, Everett, Ferree Fisher, Gero, Haniley, Hine, Howard, Kenney, Lamb, Lapham, Legendre, Lowrance • Martin, Nay, Pryor, Pyne, Rich, Rohr, St. George, Smith, Stewart, Winters. Uli P L E B E Bottom row, left to right: Kostesky, Masterson, Schultz, Varney, DeCeilio, Roberts, Trent, Smith, D. M., Boensch Doerner, Stefanou, Gauthreaux, BuUis, Cusick, McLaughlin, Edelstein, Kelly • McAlister, Woodbury, Lawson, Bruso, Miller, Buckley, Jones • Barnes, F. W., Willis, Smith, P. L., Burnette, Barnes, H. F., Craig • Egan, Peterson, G. W., Alser, Peterson, G. W., MacDonald, Weggeland Smith, F. D., Morgan, Murphy, Elliott, Kernes, Buekelew. Commaxider F, F. Penney, USN Sixth Battalion Officer Sixth Battalion COMPANY OFFICERS Captain J. C. Butner, III, USMC Lieutenant L. W. Zech, Jr., USN Lieutenant H. W. Jacobs, USN 24 Lieutenant H. A. Cummings, USN Page 440 I Battalion Commander HOWARD JAMES LARSON Left to right: H. J. Larson, D. E. Kniss, A. J. Vidano, H. F. Wilson, J. Godek. Left to right : E. J. Christensen, T. L. Malone, Jr., G. Jatras, R. J. Cameron, R. E. Maxim. WIXTER SET Battalion Commander EUGENE JULIUS CHRISTENSEN Page 441 RICHARD KINGDON ALBRIGHT Lansdale, Pennsylvania Uncle Dick had an admirable collection of NA ' s and 53 ' s for his efforts in track and football . . . said he learned to run the hurdles as a young lad with a watermelon under each arm. He was hard to beat, though — in a tough game of casino. Dick listed sports as his main interest with sleeping (Sunday mornings after an away football game) a close second. R.K. came to the Academy directly from Lans- dale, Pa., High, where, according to him, he was the local hero in everything from elbow bending to all-conference hurdler. Optometrically, Dick may be headed for the Supply Corps on graduation. FREDERICK ALONZO ALDEN III Daytona Beach, Florida A yankee-turned-rebel whose main boast was the 21 miles of beach called Daytona. Three years of pre-academy duty transformed him from a h armless " boot " into a com- petent Bos " n Mate. Having mastered the art of piping " chow down, " Fred began searching for new paths to success, eventually discarding his bell-bottomed trousers. Fred ' s slip-sticking ability was exceeded only by his speed when liberty call sounded. After liberty call you might find him eyeing an 18th Century bargain at ' Ye Okie Antique Shop, " but don ' t count on it. Athletic abilities? Unlimited but unrecognized. Future outlook? Blue and gold and good for thirty as long as it ' s all shore-duty. DAVID EDWARD ALLEN Julian, California Dave ' s diapers first waved in sunny National City, Cali- fornia breezes. He attended grammar school in Desert Center, being the only eighth grade graduate in ' 12. He drove 120 miles a day to high school in Indio, California. Tiring of luxury, he quit his $500 a month job with Herny Kaiser for the greater security and benefits had by a PFC. in the Marines, and finally entered via NAPS. When he wasn ' t thinking about his favorite re-exam subject, Navi- gation, Dave was probably dreaming of either his Chewy hot-rod or a sun-bleached beach in Southern California. The rest of his spare time he spent looking for someone shorter than himself. Page 442 RICHARD ERIC ALMEN Minneapolis, Minnesota Now about big ' Ole ' of the twenty second company. . . . Minneapolis can now boast of anotiier Naval Academy graduate with a bright prospect in the future. Ole was a real gone member of the Drum and Bugle Corps and choir but the greatest task his wives ever had was getting him off to practice at the right time. During 2 c year Ole was bitten by the photobug. He took miles of " beautiful " pictures on miles of film. Salt air, incidentally, proved too much for this land lubber and future Marine. Dick ' s winning personality and warm smile will bring him many friends in the future just as in the past. CURTIS ODEAN ANDERSON SiLVERDALE, WASHINGTON Andy, barely outwitting the bull section of the entrance exams, eagerly arrived at sunny Severn shores to enter into eUte Bancroft Naval Society. His uncontrollable desire for team sports and sailing, easily outweighing his love for the faithful guess rod, drew him into the outdoors on many an afternoon. His football talent was brought to light when he left the sandlot league and contributed his lanky frame and sticky fingers to the head banging of the famed Mighty Mites. Andy ' s agile mind and interest in our country ' s service insure him future success and happiness. ROBERT CLARENCE ANDERSON Chicago, Illinois Andy was born at a very early age on the beautiful, in- triguing south side of Chicago. (He still pays " Big Al " for protection.) Spent a year at the University of Illinois, studying electrical engineering. He intended to enter Navy Air but, youngster cruise he fell in love with the " Mo, " and when youngster physical pronounced him legally blind, he changed his mind. He loved music, (yes, even hillbilly) and didn ' t care what you called him as long as you didn ' t call him too late for chow. On the serious side, Andy with his ready grin and friendliness is the kind of a guy who will succeed. Page 443 T i FREDERICK CLIFFORD ANDREWS Greenwich, Connecticut After two ' strenuous ' years at Duke, Fred came prepared for anything . . . claimed to be a " women hater " but evidence was to the contrary ... an original " filthy fiver " Fred was the life of more than one party ... a sports enthusiast, most any afternoon found him slashing away in the swimming pool . . . star backstroker . . . cap- tained the Navy swimming team his 2 c year . . . claimed he was allergic to work in any size, shape, or form, yet was the possessor of gleaming cut stars. . . . The only losing fight he ever fought was with his hairline. ... Is definitely one with the ability to win distinction wherever he goes. JOHN DANIEL BAKER Alexandria, Virginia Took the long hard route to old USNA via two years in the Navy; Savvy in juice due to time in electronics school; spoke Spanish like a native German ... a capitalist from way back . . . the only man in his company who had money for week-ends . . . smoked a pipe incessantly when concentrating on academics. J.D. declared that he ' d make " better marks this year or bust. " J.D. followed along with this Navy life, but is definitely no 30 year man. He says he wants to marry, settle down and someday in the near future become a successful electrical engineer. DONALD WAYNE BEARD Clarendon, Texas Three and one-half years of white-hat duty before USNA gave " Dan " a head start on his thirty. Movie liberties in old Colonial Amiapolis were a disheartening change for this former liberty-loving gob, but he gradually accustomed himself to their monotony, along with the rigid discipline of life at the academy. However, " Beat the system " still remained hidden away among his many thoughts and he seldom missed an opportunity. A one-girl man from a one- horse town, he was often found walking backwards mut- tering something about " staying under a receding hairline. " Page 444 RICHARD SILVERS BEARMAN Minneapolis, Minnesota A loyal son I ' loin Paul Bunyan land, Dick came to the Naval Academy after a year in the Naval Air Reserve. A north- woodsman, Dick ' s favorite sport was ice hockey, his second favorite, boxinji. Durinji; his time at USNA, Dick com- peted in battalion football, battalion and brigade boxing, company basketball and varsity crew. He liked smooth music and liis favorite band leader was Paul eston. If not dragging on weekends, he was usually found in his sack or in town drowning his sorrows iii coffee. Dick ' s greatest ambition was to see about 900 caps in the air in June ' 53. Easy-going and friendly he made many friends at the Academy. His determination marks him a man to be watched. EDDIE FREDRICK BEST Bessemer, Alabama This little feller went to Marion Junior College for a year to get in shape for hfe at Navy. At Navy Eddie really told some tall tales of College life . . . averaged at least three letters a day, most of them were from feminine sources (he has a sister). A charter member of the " Pismo Beach Athletic Club, " he starred on the soccer team (company that is), and played pitch with the natural skill and cal- culating mind of a four-year-old. His only vices (he claims) were his loves for Scotch in Ginger and jitterbugging " Southern Style. " In the four years he picked up several nicknames: " Mejor " from way back when he used to cut ' em down in Dago . . . and " Snozz " for obvious reasons. BION BURTON BIERER. JR. Hiawatha, Kansas " Bi " came to Navy from the Phi Psi house of Kansas University where he spent two years. Though he was a star man, academics came easily to him and he had plenty of time for relaxation. He could usually be found planning a party with the boys or writing to any one of a number of young misses. His w-eek-ends and football trips always made good topics of conversation. A well-rounded man with the right slant on life, Bi ' s ability to make friends and his easy-going mannerisms will take him smoothly over the rough spots of life. Page 445 ARTHUR CLARK BIVENS Tampa, Florida " Ace, the Ee-Tee-Two " found that his previous electronics training during two years as an enlisted man gave him the upper hand in many an hourly engagement with the skinny department. He took to sailing as tourists take to those " Florida winters " and few months passed before he qualified and became one of the first yawl skippers among his class- mates. Chesapeake Bay offered little to discourage his enthusiasm and the Boat Club had another four-year member. Three years as varsity center-forward on the company soccer team might possibly be credited to his dance-floor prowess. After his thirty years. Art wants a life filled with mint-juleps, retirement checks, and more of that Florida sunshine. . . . ROBERT BRUCE BORTHWICK Eau Claire, Wisconsin The state of Wisconsin sent another of its men of destiny to the Naval Academy, R. Bruce Borthwick. After a year as an NROTC man at the University of Idaho, Bob saw the light and traveled to USNA via a Senatorial. An avid hunter and sportsman. Bob loved the great out-of-doors. At the Academy, Bob excelled at soccer and was always ready to put his 195 pounds behind any worthwhile activity. His frankness and enthusiasm made him an enjoyable addition in any company and the branch of service that finds him on its roster will indeed have a valuable man. RODNEY LEE BORUM High Point, North Carolina After two years at the University of North Carolina, Rodney switched his allegiance to the blue and gold of the Naval Academy. Southerner by birth, he clings to all the tradi- tions and beliefs of the old South. His favorite pastimes were dragging and arguing academic questions, altiiough he spent a good deal of time studying. Rodney was often called upon to hold extra instruction for his classmates. His favorite topic was politics and that made for his active interest in the Forensic Activity and Foreign Relations Club. The original " super-slash, " Rodney will always be known for his mental prowess and cheerful chuckle. Page 446 i JAlAlES RUDD BOTTEN Baltimore, Maryland Although he spent his early years in the Mid-West, Jim was a loyal son of Maryland. When the word, " Go West, young man, " was passed around, Jinuny decided to go East and seek his fortune in Baltimore. After years of toil and a quick term in the Xaval Beserve the lad took the first step in the process of becoming an admiral by entering the academy. He was always capable even if he was a bit on the quiet side, and when it came to photography, he was a genius. Among other things he was a lady ' s man; just look at those blue eyes and those remaining hairs. Don ' t worry about " Jumbo " he always gets there. m w s CHARLES McKAUGHAN BOWLING Channelview, Texas Chuck Bowling ' s gray hairs and serious looks were de- ceptive . . . his rare sense of humor kept his buddies in laughter, and the professors in agony. A Texan, and an ex-enlisted man, C.M. ' s tales of " Now when I was on Guam " . . . were seldom equalled. He plans to make his home in the Marines, but overheard at the last eye exam- ination: " The Supply Corps is a good outfit. " Chuck had a passion for that wild Wagnerian music and a philosophy about life worth listening to. The serious side of his char- acter stamped him as one of the rare individuals with keen reasoning power. GEORGE ANTHONY BROZ Minneapolis, Minnesota A proud representative from the great northland of Minne- sota, George possessed a combination of enthusiasm and ability which was seldom encountered at Navy. His ability to remain unbothered with academic struggles and to substitute in their place thoughts of a successful dragging weekend never heightened his academic average but pro- duced the best in social life. Study hours were utilized discussing who might by playing in the world series, or deciding the winner of Saturday ' s football game. An un- limited interest in military history plus devotion to the traditions of Semper Fidelis insure George the best life can offer. Page 447 JAMES WILLIAM BRUNDAGE Waterbury, Connecticut Jim was studying Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute when he got his orders to the Acad- emy. With a background such as he had, he had little to worry about as far as academics were concerned and won his stars easily. Jim was a great man for liberty and dragging and he was seldom seen in Bancroft Hall on the weekends. Other times, when not in the rack, the " Fender " could be found in the squash courts. With all the pre- requisites for success he possesses, he ' ll find the going easy. JACK DEMMION CALLICOTT RoFF, Oklahoma Having spent four years in the Navy before he came to the Academy, Jack was prepared for the Academy way of life . . . almost; his only worry was academics. Like all planners, thinkers, men of distinction, he spent most of his spare study time in the sack but went on liberty even if he had to be carried on a stretcher. When Jack left those Oklahoma hills to begin a career in the Navy, he took with him his own special brand of humor, indescribable and inimitable. With a collection of sea stories from " here to thar " Jack made study hours palatable . . . even during the Ages. Quiet, a little shy at times, sincere. Jack is a guy who ' ll never lack buddies . . . you just can ' t help liking him. ROBERT JOHN CAMERON Los Angeles, California Straight from the beaches of California came Bob, with an adventurous personaUty and an athletic ability that kept him on top of the Bancroft popularity poll. One time holder of the world ' s record in the high school shot-put, he divided his time between varsity football and track for three years at USNA. During any " happy hour " you could find him with a rapturous glow on his face, lost in the latest edition of Colliers or Salurday Evening Post. Bob had the sincereness of endeavor and the strength of character that will always be remembered by those who knew him as a midshipman. Page 448 GEORGE MARTIN CARR, JR. RivERDALi;, Nicw York New York City ' s one man cliainber of commerce liails from Riverdale. After spending four years at Manhattan Prep, George spent a year in the employment of a large Man- hattan banking house. A touch of Ireland on his face and long, golden locks of hair are his distinguishing physical attributes. A perpetual love for good times, good music, and a cynical love for steam, characterized George. Always the life of any party, he had a ready quip for any occasion. Having a n inborn dislike for the air, George wants to make the Navy line his career and will probably be found in the near future as the engineering officer on some new super- carrier. i JACK CALMES CATLETT Decatur, Alabama Old Stephen Decatur would be plenty proud if he knew that Decatur, Alabama, had a resident at Navy T, namely, one " Laughing-Boy-Reb-Jack-Catlett. " A real rebel. Jack waved his confederate flag three times before the mirror every morning when he rolled out of the sack. Famous for his abihty to give the biggest " carry on " in the Brigade, when he raised those big fingers of his in the " two " sign, plebes at the second regiment end of the mess hall thought it was meant for them. Reb said he ' s going to remain a bachelor until the right girl comes along, but judging from the pictures on his locker door, . . . hubba, hubba. . . . EUGENE JULIUS CHRISTENSEN OsHKOSH, Wisconsin After graduating from higii school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Gene decided to " join the Navy and see the world. " After a little over two years in the fleet, he went to Bainbridge and en- tered the Academy. A great outdoor man. Gene transferred his love of fishing and deer hunting in Wisconsin to crew at Navy. Always ready for a good time. Gene ' s ready smile and winning personality made him the life of any party. Whenever anyone wanted something done, they went around to see Chris because he could always be depended on to get something done. Here was a guy that you could call a real friend. . . . Page 449 RAYMOND JOHANNES CHRISTENSEN Spokane, Washington Cliris was an easy-going, sincere, cool, calm, and collected Norseman from the rugged Northwest. One of those ex- ponents of tiie " close those bloody windows " and " who swiped my third blanket " school, " Geranium " was a man of few words, but vast good sense. His favorite topics of conversation were Verna and aviation. His favorite sport was dragging from Saturday noon ' till Sunday night and whatever extra moments he could manage to find. How he loved his liberty hours! His only Sunday evening comment would be " what price glory. " Chris was a sincere friend to all of his many associates. DOUGLAS CONVERSE Hanford, California Plebe year Douglas was one of the high scorers at Executive Track, but what the heck, it ' s only one year out of four. That probably explains why he was a good runner and helped the Eager Beavers clean up in cross country and steeple chase. If you wanted to know anything about Naval Aviation, he had the dope. One of the few Beavers who didnt use a white tipped cane, Doug will be a prime candidate for carrier duty. Of course, like many other natives of the Golden State, he would like to return to the West, so if offered a chance at Guided Missile research at Point Mugu, the temptation might prove too much. MERCADE ADONIS CRAMER, JR. Alhambra, California II was a day to be well marked wiien in June of ' 19, Mac stepped, or stooped, through No. 3 gate. And well-marked it was, for Merc ' s fantastic four years were just starting for liitn and all who knew him. You wouldn ' t need two guesses lo decide that " this here 6 4 " pile of humanity " belonged on a basketball court, and before long the afternoons found him hard at practice. At company parties and after dinner get-togethers the largest of the lumps would usually be Mercade. Hctnember Cainid. . .? For two summers in a row Mac and his cohorts kept Virginia Beach rocking at both ends. Mac ' s sincere enthusiasm and popularity will carry him into tlie future of his choice. Page 450 RICHARD VELEZ DALION La Joll.v, California " Salty Dally " oanic to the Academy with one idea in niiiul; to follow in Father ' s footsteps. Being a Navy Jr., he had already spent a peat part of his life just traveling. Dalty elainis La Jolla, California, as the home town. His favorite sport was track and it was not uncommon to see him leading the pack on one of those long cross-country grinds in the late afternoon. Bringing with him a variety of talents, he was soon well known in the Naval Academy music world through the J.V. choir and his singing guitar. About 1915 in_ the evenings when the twenty first company area began shaking it was, " Gangway, Dalty ' s having a hoe-down! " HENRY WILLIAM DAVIS Shelbyville, Indiana Bill hailed from Indianapolis, Indiana, and had that good old midwestern trait of being a free and easy-going, likeable guy. While attending Purdue University, he decided to come to LTSNA; having been on the " high seas " while serving with the Merchant Marines, Bill wants to serve as a line officer, with future hopes of entering the submarine service. His quiet, cheerful manner make him a natural for the Silent Service. . . . NORVAL WAYNE DIXON, JR. BocKviLLE, Indiana Brown hair, blue eyes . . . tall and lanky. . . . " No, Fm not a country hick, but actually I ' ve never lived in a town with more than three thousand people. " . . . Nerval got steam and nav . . . with not much strain . . . terrific friend to have . . . what a sense of humor! smiling all the time; well, almost all the time . . . there were some mornings. . . . " No!! I ran cross country for two years, and now I ' ve had enough. " He liked basketball . . . liked to drag . . . but E.D. made a big dent in free time. . . . No thirty years for him ... he says . . . wants to get married and settle down . . . Dix ' ll come out on tops . . . always. Page 451 ROBERT MATTESON DODDS e v Orleans, Louisiana From Micliigan by way of New Orleans; lieaded for Navy Air if possible. An also-ran in company cross country and steeplechase plebe and youngster years, changed to squash second class year. Biggest mistake of career was Russian. Spent most of his spare time and weekends reading any- thing written in English, except academics. If you want any useless facts just ask him ... if he doesn ' t have it, he ' ll try and make you believe he does. His only desire was a pair of wings . . . the system can go its merry way. AULTMAN DOTY East Lansing, Michigan Aultman was known far and wide as the fixer . . . the man with the required technical knowledge to fix a radio, record player, or what have you. Known to many as " Sparks, " Aultman was the prime mover of WRN ' . Brainy from the word go, he never studied more than a few minutes on any academic subject; in fact, he spent many a study hour reading science fiction while everyone else was plugging away madly at midshipmen formulae. Ault ' s pastime activities were confined to the radio station, reading, and of course, dragging. With his superb engineering skill, Aultman will be a godsend to any service ' s engineering department. ANDREW DANIEL DLBINO Greenfield, Massachusetts A typical New Englander, Andy got along well with every- one lie came to know. He tutored many in the laboratory, and some day hopes to take his place as a genius in the electrical world. Andy ' s outstanding feature was his nose. It is magnificent! There were rumors that he once caught it in a revolving door. These rumors, of course, were groundless, hut IViendly and gentle down deep, Andy goes through life with a smile on his lips, music in his ears, and a head on his shoulders. Page 452 THOMAS JOSEPH DUMONT Inglewood, CaLII ' ORNIA A real man of the world, " Du " ' joined the Navy with a big desire to travel and see things . . . eanie to USNA via Bainbridge and a fleet appointment . . . claimed he really found a home in the Navy ... is none too conservative when he describes his native home in sunny California . . . said he got his biggest thrill when he kicked off in the game that spelled defeat for Army in 1950 ... a pleasant per- sonality . . . had ambitions for I ' .D.T. . . . will be a natural ... tall handsome, had an easy way with the gals . . . favorite saying: " Got to keep moving, don ' t let anything happen. " i DENVER DOYLE EDDY Elizabeth, West Virginia " Denny " came to Navy from Elizabeth, West Virginia, where he spent the first nineteen years of his life hunting, fishing, and enjoying a quiet home life. At Navy his life was full of excitement, work, and conscientious study. Math and the sub squad were his greatest stumbling blocks. Although he liked sports, most of his free time w as taken up by extra curricular activities. Denver will always be remembered for his quiet manner, pleasing smile, and terrific sense of humor. DON CHARLES EIBERT Hot Springs, South Dakota After two years at South Dakota University, Don decided to mend his ways and so came to the Naval Academy. During the first part of youngster year his athletic aspira- tions came to a screeching halt because of a fractured wrist incurred playing soccer. The following year he ful- filled a desire to play 150 pound football. With Don as one of the co-helpers at guard, the Mighty Mites went on to capture the Eastern Intercollegiate title. With his warm and friendly smile, his earnest spirit and cooperation, Don will profit greatly any service. Page 453 DAVID EUGENE ELLIS Corpus Christi, Texas Dave became a member of the class after vacationing in the deep South at Tulane University between youngster years. Although to his classmates he appeared to spend his total leisure time either listening to Doris Day records or writing light letters to the fairer sex, Dave managed to sport several gold numerals on his B-robe. With his father a Naval Aviator and his sister an airline hostess, as well as many of his drags, it wasn ' t surprising that he became bound for the wild blue yonder. Dave will be long remembered by all for his ready smile during the week and his hatred for the inevitable Monday mornings. JOHN HAROLD ELLIS, JR. Newrurgh, Indiana Although just out of high school, this fellow hit the aca- demics hard. " The Kid " graduated from Newburgh High down in Hoosier land. A great sports enthusiast, captain of his higli school basketball team, John went all out for company sports at Navy. The plebe s at his table soon learned never to ask him sports questions for carry on. His non-athletic hobby was collecting jazz records . . . his own or other people ' s. Friendly and quiet, at times, John made the mess hall interludes relaxing with his new and often startling viewpoints. For a graduation present, John wanted a brand new suit of sock-bag-blue. HAROLD CEIL FARNSWORTH Bristol, Tennessee " Harry, the good looking boy witli the dark and flashing eyes " was iiow tiie gals described him. Born in Bristol. Virginia, he lives in Bristol, Tennessee and lan claim either for a home state but prefers Tennessee. " Harry " or " Sabu " as he was sometimes called, had a year of the college life at North Carolina State before he entered Navy and still " sweats out " some of N.C. State ' s ball games, even tiiough his heart belongs to Navy. Harry ' s favorite subject was Marine Engineering. With his warm smile and pleasant comradeship the lad wins your friendship and when you gel to know him, you ' re glad lie did. Page 15 1 WILLIAIVI IlENKY FOWLEK, JR. Elbkrton, Georgia Henry Off-we-go-iiito-tlie-wild-blue-yonder Fowler, came into the academy witli one purpose in mind ... to become a member of the Navy ' s flying wing. From Elberton, Georgia, Henry combined a fast wit witli liis slow talk. Because of his " non-wind-resistant " properties, his " fric- tionless body " helped his company cross country and steeplechase teams to many a victory. His chief interests were flying and Georgia girls. His chief dislikes were Steam, Skinny, Bull, Nav, Ordnance, and Math professors. Henry plans to keep on flying ' til " Death do us part. " If his abilities measure up to his enthusiasm, he ' ll be an ace. CHARLES WELFORD FOX, JR. Silver Spring, Maryland In the austere society that is Annapolis Charlie carved a unique niche. Blend Max Shulman ' s books, Charles Adams cartoons and Time magazine and well . . . there ' s Fox ... his casual approach to the many regulations was at once a source of horror and amusement to his classmates. His easy going philosophy will stand him in an enviable stead when he takes his place in the fleet. . . . Here was a guv with whom you ' d like to be stationed. ' LAURENCE THOMAS FUREY St. Petersburg, Florida " Tyke " Furey could claim several of the 48 states as his home. Coming from a Coast Guard family, he decided to give the Navy a break, and after spending a year enrolled in the Naval Air Beserve at the University of Washington, came to USNA. Besides the usual company and battahon activities, volleyball, and touch football, Tyke ' s favorite interests were Christmas Card Committee, the Spanish Club and the Catholic Choir. He was also one of the out- standing tossers for the battalion football Team. Tom ' s claim to fame was being the only Midshipman who ever swamped a sailing w hale boat all by himself on a clear calm day. Page 455 ROY OSCAR GIROD WOKLAND, YOMING Roy, the twenty-second company ' s number one volleyball protege, came from the cowboy country of Wyoming. When he entered the Academy, he traded in his boots and 45 ' s for a YP command and an M-1. Among his many interests there were two that stood out above the rest . . . taking pictures and keeping his friends screeching with his screeching clarinet. One other thing which cannot be overlooked was his friendship for the plebes. He liked the members of the 4th class so much that he had them visit his room as often as possible. Roy had his eyes set on a line commission but that set of his eyes may change his plans. tf JOHN GODEK DuRois, Pennsylvania John is a Pennsylvanian from DuRois, the home of Tom Mix, John ' s idol. John spent three years in the fleet before he entered the Naval Academy. A wrestler, John proved himself capable of handling all comers. He was captain of the team first class year. He was one of the personality guys; had a complete collection of pictures, social security cards, and telephone numbers of the most gorgeous girls on the East Coast . . . that old line of his always insured a fresh supply of drags for each semester. John was a rugged man, and looked rugged, but his heart was as big as the moon. John makes his career in Navy line. ROBERT REILLY GOLDNER Cresskill, New Jersey When Rob left Tenafly High School for USNA, some (|uar- ters of Cresskill, New Jersey, feared that the South might hopelessly change one of liieir native sons. No soap. Their " Joisy " lad kept his carefully cultured accent. . . . After graduation, Rob wants to go to the " Annapolis of the Air. " Ask any window closer in the Sixth Wing who had the coolest room at 5 a.m. Realizing how good a brisk breeze is at sea l(!vel, Rob decided it really nmst be good at a few thousand feet. His classmates who did not know him by name, probably recognized him as the last man in the last platoon in the last company. Clear flying . . . " ihe last shall be first " . . . Page 156 WATSON WILLIAMS GOLDSMITH MiLLFORD, Connecticut " There is no victory witiiout effort, " and Goldie put enoupli effort I ' ortli to deserve the favorable outcoine ol ' a major war. He went 1 romping into Yale and finagled the authorities out of a good-sized ring and a second looie ' s commission in the . . . Army. Was he satisfied? No, he had to come to USNA and get the other hand weighted down. He took over the position of Edinch of the LOG SPLINTER just to make second class year a little more interesting. With this and his membership in the Middle Atlantic Inter- collegiate Sailing Association, " Vladimir " really had his hands full. His intentions. Naval Air. ROBERT ALBERT GONANO, JR. Bluefield, West Virginia Coming to Navy as an honor graduate from Greenbriar Mihtary Academy, Bob spent plebe year in constant fear that the first class would discover his past record as a Wheel. " Guano " comes from nature ' s air-conditioned city, Bluefield, West Virginia; his occasional telephone calls from there never failed to produce an anecdote about his little brother Eddie. Most of his academic time was spent complaining about " the system. " His main enjoy- ments up until second class year were the happy days spent in the instruction pool . . . Up! . . . Out! . . . and to- gether! The intense energy Bob put into any undertaking was unbelievable but he proved himself a true and faithful friend to all. WILLIAM DONALD GOODWIN York Run, Pennsylvania Two years at Serb school in New London gave Bill a good background for life at U.S.N.A. Using his hard head (in the fullest sense of the word) Bill helped spur the sixth battalion football team on to its most glorious victories. When Dad knew the aivswer to some complex problem he ' d sit back with that sparkling countenance of complete self- satisfaction and utter the Goodwin Special, " Just stop and think, it ' s very simple. " Along with that hard head Bill had the strong determination that made him stand out as a leader. Never at a loss for a comeback, Bill had all the answers for all the questions. Page 457 FREDERIC AUGUST GRAF, JR. BiCKNELL, Indiana Fritz . . . the fiery little bundle of energy . . . packed with more action than the Saturday ' " Westerns " . . . thought there were only three places in creation — Indiana, CaiiCornia, aiid the broad blue heavens. As early as young- ster year this popular gymnast establislied himself as a tumbler of national prominence by winning the Eastern IntercoUegiates and placing high in the Nationals. Fritz never thought seriously of winning stars and once carried a slide rule to history class " to work the problems. " Despite no stars, Fritz is destined for a successful Navy career and will long be remembered by all wiio knew him. I JOHN WILLIAM GREENE Pawtucket, Rhode Island Jack came to Navy from Little Uliode Island . . . with a New England accent. . . . After two years of arts in College, Jack had to study nuich in order to get nsed to the slipstick and math again, lie was a star student in Russian, but never a book worm. Jack was usually found in the rack when not engaged in his favorite sports; notably squash and touch football. Good music and a good hot discussion were liis likes . . . besides looking forward to week-ends. After a week at New London during youngster summer, Jack looks forward to the day he gets his sub command. WILLIAM TRAMS HANES. JR. Cameron, Texas Rill Ilanes was another one of tlu-m Texans « lio traded in their I3 " s for a pair of Navy 5 " ;?8 " s. He lived and breathed football but always managed to come out of a pile-np with a brok( n bone, lb- liked to eal, sleep . . . when it catne to Texas he took a back seat to no one. Bill also spent a great deal of time studying . . . the Salurday Evening Post. Rill T. came to Navy from Baylor V. where he had a year of pre-med. and campusology. Me wants to go into the Marines from Navy if his 20-70 eyes let him. I Page 458 BILLY RAY HARRISON Olk.vn, Missouri Billy was another of Missouri ' s I ' ainous wandering min- strels who wandered to Severn ' s siiores for a four year term. His musical talents lay in a voice that never failed to make his wife holler, " Uncle! " Along with his voice, Bill brought his great capacity for study and an e ver cheerful outlook. Billy was one of those boys who always seemed to be doing something. Any free time that he found was spent on a basketball court, football field or in the H2O arena. There were days he wished he had a few fish on his family tree. If you ' re ever looking for Billy, look first for that cloud of dust that he ' s sure to be raising. I CHANCEY LEE HARSHFIELD Wichita, Kansas Lee, who wanted to be called Chancy but couldn ' t stand " Chauncey, " spent his post high-school-pre-Navy days in a variety of occupations which included carrying mail, working in a Dr. Pepper bottling plant, studying and or struggling for a semester at Wichita University and working and living for nine months in Los Angeles. Although he claimed that Academics didn ' t worry him and proved it by spending most of his time in the rack, there was still that unexplained rapidly receding hairline. His roommates gave him all the credit for keeping the room in peaceful condition. His sterling work as the negative catalyst pre- vented many violent explosions. After graduation Lee takes on Air Force Blue. ESTEL WILBUR HAYS GiLTNER, Nebraska Bomping through the wheat fields of Nebraska is now a thing of the past for Navy-minded Wilbur. It was only a little while after the dude left Giltner High in his wake that he ambled through the old gates of USNA with suitcase and cider jug in hand. Quite different from the young plebe who stunned his first class by expressing a preference for cows over young ladies. Will had his share of drags. He spent most of his time moaning if he got less than four letters a day. Will was a hard worker and who knows? ... he might be the first admiral out of fifty-three. Page 459 DONALD BRUCE HENTE Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw, Michigan, claims the largest bean elevator in the world, and Don Hente. Don entered the Academy through the Corps ... his aim was to return to that wonderful outfit after graduation. His favorite sport was just sports, he loved them all . . . this guy was a regular chowhound from way back . . . didn ' t have very clear sailing in dago; liis favorite expression in class was, " Sir, would you explain it, just once more. " . . . Everyday he walked out to the Severn, pointed to the bridge, and said in a very low voice, " there ' s freedom beyond that bridge " . . . ALLEN BANE HIGGINBOTHAM Iaeger, West Virginia " Higgy " called the hillbilly section of West Virginia his home; talked about the hills and squirrel-hunting when the conversation turned to the " good ole days. " He spoke of his pre-Navy college years as if they were one long party — and you might have believed it when you heard him bellow, " I ' m going to bilge! " when the lessons got tough. Allen was a cross-country numeral winner and played various intramural sports; you could always count on seeing him at the hops ... a constant dragger. He was lots of fun, a party boy, rarely serious, kept everyone who ' s with him at ease and was interested in tiie submarines as his Navy career. ROBERT BERNARD HOFFMAN San Francisco, California The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce lost a great proponent when Bob decided on a Naval future. " Cokes " walked more miles from his room to the basement machine in Baiuroft Hall than he ran during liis three years of varsity cross country for Navy. Starting with mediocre daily grades. Bob usually finished exam week with plenty of free- board. When not praising any football team from his sun- shine state or gulping gallons of his favorite beverage. Bob was found scribbling sports copy for the LOG or SPLIN- TKH. As a member of the Public Relations Committee, he did nmch of the spotting at football and basketball games. His future looks bright. Page 460 GORDON BYRON HOLCOMB S VYRK, Oklahoma Gordy ' s always ready to go, go, go . . . on liberty, on leave, to the nearest party . . . came to the USNA via Sayre Jr. College and Henderson State Teachers College. After the radiator squad plebe year, and a fling at varsity baseball, lie settled down as a star twenty-fourth company athlete. When Hole took up the sword of duty (the only permanent ofl ' -section BOOW) even ' 55 cringed in their rooms. Hole had the gear to succeed, a good working knowledge of the art of getting along with others. ... A good provider, was forever supplying his wives with Mom ' s chocolate chip cookies. Service . . . the United States Air Force. DANIEL JAMES HOPKINS Lewiston, Idaho From Idaho, Hop was never at a loss for words to describe the wonders of the fa . . i . . r state. He came to USNA from the U. of Idaho, where he had spent one year as a Rotcman. He never wore stars but he never sweated in an examination. Being a good athlete Hop played a little of everything, football and golf being his favorites. Another favorite pastime was making up for lost sack time. After three cruises with the Navy, he developed a sincere desire to make the Air Force his career. No matter what, Hop ' s friends know that he will be able to take care of himself. STEPHEN JOHN HOSTETTLER Bedford, Indiana Steve came to the Naval Academy from the thriving metropolis of Bedford, Indiana. Although a loyal Hoosier, when talking to anyone from the midwest, Steve also laid claim to California (he lived there for a few years). His favorite sport was sleeping followed closely by basketball and football. He became a rumier and went out for com- pany steeplechase but usually finished in the pack. Like- able and witty, an Inviclus reciter, Steve made many friends during his time at Navy U. The Navy Line is his choice and it is evident that he will make a fine officer. Page 461 KENNETH PAUL HUGHES Watkrtown, New York If there ever was anyone who could overcome obstacles seemingly without difficulty, it was Paul. His only weak- ness was reaching the other side of the pool eleven times ... in 8 short weeks he overcame that. After graduating from Watertown (he insisted they got 14 feet of snow there in winter) High School, his heart was set on being a vet- ernarian, but after winning an appointment to Navy Tech, he reconsidered . . . now he " s an Ensign. When not racked out, " Pablo " was giving someone a helping hand. The Naval Air Facility made a mistake when it sent Paul up in the " yellow bird. " In about three minutes he was set for the Navy Line. GEORGE JATRAS Harrisburg, Pennsylvania At Navy George found academics no strain and managed to divide his study time equally between reading Esquire, playing solitaire, writing letters, and patiently explaining the next skinny lesson to his less fortunate wives. One of George ' s few defeats was at the hands of Chief Haiiiey during Youngster Cruise at Gitmo. During carrier cruise he could be seen on the bridge taking moving pictures of midshipmen caps but at Camid he was seen streaking for the liberty gate mumbling something about a few hours in Harrisburg. With his quick wit and rapid grasp of any situation, George will easily attain and make a success of his goal, the Air Force. ALLEN LAWRENCE JOHNSON Norwood, ] Iassachiisetts .lohnnic was the guy who often stood around the halls inuni- liling pigeon style to himself. He was probably memorizing his next speech for the Foreign Languages Club or writing a Russian play. John received his background lor this field at the Roxbury Latin School where he was well grounded in Latin, French, and Greek. That disfinclion is probably his greatest claim to fame at USNA. Despite four years of Navy underneath the full dress, he is still the sentimentalist who dediraled his life to Bi-ethoven, a beautiful blonde, Benny Goodman, and an old iiound dog. Page 462 I I •I HORACE BKENEMAN JONES, JK. Annapolis, Maryland " Hebo ' " was born in Maiyland. Being a Navy Junior and having livod in various corners of the U.S. and Hawaii, Hebe i ne the ways of the Navy. Being an ardent sports devotee Hebe could usually be found on the golf course, working out in McDonough Hall or playing Softball. Hebe was always good for a laugh when the conversation entered a more serious vein. Hebe didn ' t hold much fear of the Executive Department and usually kept his various infractions from the observing eyes of the local militia. Possessing an amiable manner and an abundant sense of humor he w ill never be at a loss for friends. BERNARD KENNETH JOYCE Long Island, New York B-E-R-N-I-E!! . . . DA!, you knew who ' s being Jcalled when you hear that shriek in the sixth wing. B.K. was a good all around athlete; had a little of that serious side. A hard and conscientious worker. The Marine Corps lost an invaluable asset when Ken decided to go Navy line. Spent more than he earned and usually borrowed the rest. A cool stiff breeze stirs the wildman in him. Kept his cruise box warm by lining it with a blanket. Likes responsibility, was in charge of room all youngster year. Studies might have worried him, but they never beat him . . . he ' s one of that indomitable sort who sticks to it and comes out on top. MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM KAYE Portland, Oregon Mike . . . the versatile mid who, armed with Scotch plaid beret and " Shylock " pipe, wielded one of the weirdest brushes of oil since the glorious days of Michaelangelo. Mike liked athletics of all kinds and had abihty galore in that direction. He was a potential star-and-then-sorae man, but the " maestro " desired to get more than academic satisfaction from his academy life so he donated his abilities to several extra-curricular activities. Above all he Hked people and those people liked Mike. With his eye toward the Air Force and the Intelligence Service, Mike will pro- ceed up the ladder of success with little resistance. Page 463 DONALD JOSEPH KILLIAN Rochester, New York Having spent two years as an enlisted man in the Navy, Don decided that the Httle blue suit with the gold buttons was for him. He prepped at Bainbridgc, tiie Country Club on the banks of soggy Susquehanna. ' Tiebe days, " he says, " those were the happy days. " His only complaint about the Naval Academy is the fourth deck showers " They don ' t have any water in ' em. " As for his studies, well, he took the same things as everyone else, but he can ' t be very smart, because he still has all his hair. Don plans to go into the Supply Corps, if he can see well enough. GEORGE WILLIAM KNIGHTON, JR. Hood River, Oregon Hood River, Oregon, is the home of this blond, blue eyed Scotchman. A short hitch in the Navy, prep school at Bainbridge and a lot of studying preceded his entrance into the Academy. In Oregon, fishing, boating and hunting in the woods and mountains kept George busy, but Skinny and Steam at Navy proved to take up much more time and didn ' t furnish ciuite as much enjoyment. Wresthng on the battalion wrestling team gave George (Little Monster) the opportunity to sliow his athletic prowess. George was noted for his crazy antics and he was the life of any party. A career in the air or beneath the sea is his plan for the future. DONOVAN EARL KNISS Brush Prairie, Washington Don left high school for a try at Navy enlisted life. With two years as an electronics tech behind him, he took another look at civilian life for a year at Washington State College but the Blue and Gold finally won out. Don ' s great athletic prowess was basketball but also he was a wizard at lacrosse. Known on the court as the " Cruncher " and on the lacrosse field as " Big Train, " Don was one of the outstanding ath- letes in the class of ' 53. Thirty years from now when the Navy is giving out pensions for faithfnl service, look on the list for Don . . . his name will be there. . . . Page 464 ROBERT ELWELL KOTICK Chevy Chask, Maryland Unlike most Californians who rave about tlieir fair state, Bob wants it said that he ' s I ' roni Olytnpia, Wasiiington . . . he spent his tender years tiiere. Upon graduating from Fair- fax Higli in irginia, he went to Builis Prep to learn what he should have learned at Fairfax. Once in the Academy, Bob never ceased to amaze and amuse the company with his unusual and unique noises (each year a new one). He spent his spare moments either building up his massive frame or studying skinny. After plebe year (he got a 2.498) Bob had a skimiy complex. With his pleasant, easy-going disposition, " Knifenose " will " blade " his way to many everlasting friendships. JOHN PAUL KRAYNAK Clvirton, Pennsylvania John ' s the guy who stumped the experts in their attempt to analyze his personality. How can you psychoanalyze a man with 22 separate and distinct personalities. Here ' s a man who ' s versatile. Perhaps to the system he was just another statistic; one name more or less on the form 2; but to his drinking buddies he was one of the all time greats when it came to pitching a liberty in Baltimore, Philly, New York, or even in the humble fishing village of Annapo- lis. They ' ll not soon forget him, and neither will the re- spective Chambers of Commerce of the places taken by storm with the " Pittsburgh Torpedo " leading the first wave. ALFRED FRANK KROCHMAL Dunkirk, New York Al left the New York women (his mother and sister) weeping when he departed for Columbian Prep (D.C.) enroute to the Naval Academy. He was never one to worry about academics . . . " this stuff ' s fruit " . . . and a little too proficient at up-out-and-together to qualify for the radiator squad. His main attribute was a gravelly baritone voice which closely resembled bellowings of a bull moose in ex- cruciating pai n. Undaunted, Al kept on singing and smiling. Altogether, he was a pretty sharp kid, the sharpest point being his nose. " Cyrano " is not predicted to ever join Alcoholics Anonymous, the U.S. Air Force, or anything, in fact, except the U. S. Navy. Page 465 1 WALTER WILLIAMS LAKE Pawling, New York What a Dodger fan — you ' d think he was their clean-up batter! Walt flew through grammar and high school with honors, and stopped long enough to oil up his slide rule a year at RPI. Academically, Walt was never troubled; on the other hand, there wasn ' t a prof around who could make Bull as interesting to him as science fiction was. Walt had a passion for golf, pizza, beer, and Doris Day. After graduation he hopes to put his slipstick and manual in his motorcycle saddlebags and journey to MIT for his Masters in Engineering. If he ' s not at MIT and you want to con- tact him . . . check the construction site of the first space ship going to . . . Mars. CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN LARDIS Warren, Ohio Chris wished everything was Greek to him. Astounded the visiting envoys and attaches with his knowledge of the language . . . famous for Lardisiaii sayings . . . suave, methodical, friendly . . . spent most of his time over in Dahlgren turning out some of these superior hops Navy had those four years. A friend of everybody ... he liked to work with everybody, and everybody liked to work with him. HOWARD JAMES LARSON Ellenville, New York Out of a little town called Ellenville nestled in the Catskill Mountains came a blushing young man, Howard J. Larson. Known to his friends as " Lars " or " Howie, " he was quick to show that he meant business at Navy. Howie was a " Line man " all the way. His savvy ability to make use of every miinile of the day, coupled with his terrific person- ality, made liim a man at tlie top of the class. Many times his buddies were amazed at the quantity of chow he could put away but slowly realized that Howie was still a growing boy. A good looking guy if tiiere ever was one, Howie " was buddies " with everyone. . . . Page 466 am JOSEPH LEICHT III iNONA, Minnesota ' ■Little Joe, " 5 ' 1 " tall in liis built-ups and two pairs ol ' socks, just broke the miniinurn with the aid of a stretching rack. He came to tiie Academy after a brief p;liinpse of college life. Always very loose as far as studies were con- cerned, " That quiz had me completely stumped ... so I started guessing! " Always with many interests and Science Fiction magazines. As a photographer, he would make a better lumberjack, but after all, who could learn all there is to know about a Box Brownie in a mere four years. Joe was a good sport, had a pleasant sense of humor and was a fighting son of which Winona, Minnesota, could be proud. WILLIS ASHFORD LENT, JR. Mare Island, Calii-ob From childhood Will looked forward to being a midshipman. As a midshipman, he worked hard to gain the knowledge necessary to become a good officer and strove hard to do his best as a midshipman. He took pride in doing good work and tried to help others do good work. Will was always considered a " Dago Cut. " Before every recitation " Uncle Willy " held his dago instruction for the troops. He attacked all problems in a scientific method. He developed his own method for studying, for shining shoes, and even for pipe smoking. Future predictions for Will are many stripes of gold and a successful naval career. US » , SANFORD NORMAN LEVEY Brooklyn, New York His study hours were spent curled up in the rack with the New Yorker, a cross word puzzle, or a book ... he could enjoy the marvels of Mickey Spillane as well as the works of Freud, Dostoevski, and Shakespeare. A regular member of the sub squad for two years, he suddenly found himself and excelled when the second class donned the white works for the swim marathon. After a year on the Plebe fencing team he decided his call lay in other fields, cross country and steeplechase. Not only was his Kodak 35 always loaded but so was Sandy with his endless number of jokes. His quick wit and sense of humor will always make him welcome. Page 467 JOSEPH LAWRENCE MALONE, JR. Boston, Massachusetts From the liallowed halls of " Scliola Latina Roxburiensis " to the spot where Severn joins the tide came " Honest " Joe with a few ideas of his own about iiow academics should be run. A classical scholar of the old school, academics came easy to Joe, but he ' d rather wade through Ancient Greek or Latin than work a slide rule. Most of his time was divided about evenly between the plebes, the sack, and a gorgeous collection of drags he always seemed to have on hand. Unforgettable were his big campaign for Benny Goodman ' s jazz band for the Ring Dance, his winning smile and his wealth of Irish humor. THOMAS LOGAN MALONE, JR. Brunswick, Georgia Logan, the Georgia Peach, was probably the most striking figure the South ever produced after the days of Jeb Stewart and Lee. After high school graduation Tom spent one year at North Georgia College and then came to the Academy. Logan always had a glad hand and a ready smile for every- one and was well liked by all who met him. His pet peeves were the usual ones for a midshipman, reveille, and skin- ny. His favorite pastimes were dragging and looking forward to leave. Logan plans to remain in the Navy and aspires to the submarine life. BOBBY DAN MATHEWS Irving, Texas Such names as " Baby Doll. " " the monster, " and " the galloping prolile, " did not in the least distract from Bob ' s wimiiiig personality and wit. His favorite subject was navigation and his favorite pastimes women (he didn ' t specialize), singing in the shower, and expounding on " I hat tliar great state in llie Southwest " . . . he was the only Texan known who adniitted that J. P. Jones did not come i ' rorn Texas. On the serious side, Bob will make CAO if anyone does. He ' s the type of regular guy thai you would like to serve with in any billel. lialever the breaks, he ' s tops. Page 468 i RALPH MARTIN MATTISON OswKGO, Ori:gon An old Navy iiian from way back (one year NllOTC at the University of Oregon), Malt (also goes by the name of " Two Beers " ) seemed to be destined for a long and success- ful career in the Navy line. Matt, who was Oregon ' s gift to the women (just ask him), came East witii the express purpose of squaring away tlie Eastern portion of the oppo- site sex. Other than the redemption of eastern women and feeling sorry for those in the Air Force, his mind was com- pletely occupied with the manipulation of his worn and battered slide rule. If not eating or studying, Malt could usually be found in that spot so dear to any midshipman ' s heart . . . the rack. RODNEY EARLE MAXIM LUMBERTON, NoRTH CAROLINA Rod was the Virginia boy with the Maine accent. He drove his wives nearly batty with his off key whistling. His likes included hunting in Maine, playing a wicked game of soccer and beating his wives at Hearts. Having a marked inclination toward the technical side of things. Rod ' s am- bition was to become a math instructor. Although just starting his naval career, Rod early impressed his superiors with his calmness in a tight situation (Who else in the Brigade ever kept a Vice Admiral waiting for five min- utes. !) Upon graduation the Navy Line will be the " lucky " branch of service. Maybe they will be able to utilize Rod ' s many talents. His wives tried for four years. JOHN EDWIN MAY Baltimore, Maryland " A clean ship is a healthy ship " ... a lover of Pohsh music and dances . . . majored in Russian and minored in dancing classes . . . pride of East Baltimore . . . arrived from the fleet via the accelerated course at Bainbridge . . . any afternoon when he was not busy with inlramurals, was found in the radio shack . . . wanted to be a radio " ham " before a Naval Oflicer . . . became both. . . . Sincere, quiet, a steady worker behind the scenes . . . had a way with women best explained by Sandburg ' s " Fog " . . . . Success is what his future will be. . . . Page 469 JOHN GILBERT McCULLEN, JR. Rocky Mount, North Carolina In the summer of ' 49 " Gil, " a solid son of the solid South, found himself on the way to USNA from Rocky Mount to begin a four-year inning of pounding baseballs and ED hours out of sight. Some said he spoke with a slight drawl; others added " sounds like he got a mouth full of black- eyed peas and turnip greens. " Gil always has a good word for his friends and classmates. oe be it to the plebe who made a mistake in calling the vital number of days till leave or graduation. With a mind like a calendar Gil never for- got. In the middle of that summer party or after-game gathering you ' d find Gil raising the roof and contributing to a good time for all. DONALD HEBERT McVAY, JR. Kenmore, New York From the first day of his arrival at the Academy, Mac was to all the example of courage, sportsmanship, and manhood that typifies the ideal officer of the United States Navy. He commanded the respect of all who knew him. He held awards in baseball and basketball, representing considerable time and effort put forth unselfishly for the teams. In conversation, Mac was a constant source of enlightmcnt, and always willing to give help to a friend in need. He was liked most of all for his unbounded friendli- ness and companionship, which he gave to all comers in his years at the Academy. ARTHUR GERALD MERCIER Glen Allen, Virginlv Art, having previously spent much of his life under Naval influence, decided that the best way to keep his salty character would be to cast his civilian status to the winds and don Navy Blue. Studies never seemed to worry him too much, and his big problem was where the next pocket- book would come from. During the winter months, having ice water for blood. Mouse could often be found reading, scantily clad in shorts, while his wives shivered in their parkas and fur-lined boots. Navy through and through. Mouse plans a career in Navy line after graduation. Page 170 CHARLES ODELL MIDDLETON III Indianapolis, Indiana Born ill Los Angeles, ' " Clnick " spent most of liis lil ' e in Indianapolis. He went tliiougli BuUis Prep in ashington, D.C. and many were the wild tales told of the gay times he had there. Chuck ' s ' " old man " imitation, hands on hips, slioulders bent over, lips muttering " by cracky " and his hoarse destroyer CO. imitation kept his buddies in a weak- ened state of hysterics. None of the twenty-fust company evening jam sessions would have been complete without his playing the uke and singing. Chuck always did a good job at whatever he tried. He had his eyes aimed at a full time career in the Navy Line or the Navy Air. VITO ROCCO MILANO Jersey City, New Jersey Rocky, the man of the well-known smile and ready wit boasts Jersey City, New Jersey, as his home town . . . entered the Naval Academy after several years of regular Army life ... a firm believer in hard work. Rocky was always in the star bracket . . . never too busy to lend a helping hand . . . spent his spare time listening to classical nuisic and designing homes . . . the time not spent on the sub squad, that is . . . not a varsity sports man, his energy and determination made him a star in company sports . . . believed in solving a problem by going directly to the root of the trouble ... a real individualist. Rocky is sure to become a success. CURTIS WILLIAM MILLER, JR. Miller, Ohio Good Looking? Just ask the dol ls. Smarl. Just ask the profs. Where ' s Miller, Ohio. Just ask his wives; he told them at least once a day. Being lean and mean never hurt Curt ' s baseball swing ... a big grin and a happy " Hi " was his ever ready greeting . . . liked by all . . . many friends and buddies . . . Marshall College and Ohio University made his four years much easier . . . winter always saw a window opened wide. No proof, mind you, but a little Eskimo blood was suspected. The Antiphonal Choir enjoyed his good voice every Sunday . . . his four years at the Academy were just stepping stones toward his climb for ultimate success. Page 471 1 «c I JOSEPH JOHN MILLER, JR. Norfolk, Virginia It was no coincidence that Joe came to tiie Naval Academy ... he was the product of a Navy Mustang. His meticu- lous letter writing required a large share of his leisure hours . . . was continually ' " snowing the troops " with polysyl- lable excerps from Webster ' s . . . dreamed of a little white house in Virginia and a pretty wife with lots of offsprings. Stories of smoking sixshooters, plenty of action, and the Saturday double feature at the Republic theater constituted his weekends. His wives loved him for those chocolate cakes from home. He considered his academics paramount and never lost an argument (he thought). JOHN BRADFORD MOONEY, JR. Portsmouth, New Hampshire " Take ' er down " Mooney, he was known as in them days, a submariner from a submarining town. A yawl sailor as well as a steeple chaser, he could often be seen scrambling away shortly after a Saturday noon meal fully clad in foul weather gear to another of those many races and over-night cruises. Many were the town movie parties he organized and executed. He could always be depended on for an ex- change in watches, a loan of white gloves, two telephone nickles for a dime, or a cheery word on those dreary ' ' an- other week in which to excel " Monday mornings. He was everybody ' s idea of a really good guy; he had as many friends as New Hampshire has rocks. CARLTON HERBERT MOORE, JR. FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA " Moose " . . . who after a long session of rope climbing inevitably lit up a Chesterfield and said, " Tomorrow I ' ll (juit smoking. Ciotla get in sliape. " " No skivvies! No shirts! " was the familiar moan with Moose; he probably lost more gear at the mysterious USNA laundry than any other Mid in the batt. It was a long haul for Carlton to come to the academy. His home town, Fullerton, is deep in the orange groves of sunny Southern California. Having pneumonia twice plebe year, Moose was down but not out. He laughed it olf «illi the doctors as they sent him out to run E.D. When you think of regular guys Carlton tops the list. He was a source of nnending friendship to all who knew him. Page 472 ELBKIDGE FREDERICK MURPHY, JR. Green Bay, Wisconsin Fred roared out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, bringing to the academy his famous smile, outstanding personaHty and a love for sports surpassed only by his love for all things con- nected with the Navy, lie distinguished himself in aca- demics and with three years of hard varsity tennis playing. A career in the silent service was his ultimate aim, one that will undoubtedly be crow ned with success. Fred ' s devotion to the Green Bay Packers was second only to his devotion to Navy teams. He will be a beneficial addition to the fleet, for he takes with him the ability to do any job well. 1 THOMAS JOHN MURTAGH San Francisco, California Tom, the fighting O ' Flynn from Baghdad by the Bay " San Francisco " was a firm believer that the sun never set in sunny California. A career in the Naval Air Corps was his ambition. Tom believed that no matter how formidable an obstacle, it could be overcome by application and hard work. His capacity for getting things done will make him welcome in the fleet. Always eager to master the intricacies of academic problems, Tom was nevertheless an outstanding boxer and sports enthusiast. On the ball all the time, Tom ' s personality will never be forgotten. FRANKIE LEE NAYLOR Finger, Tennessee Frankie, the " Farmer from Finger " was reared on a little farm in the hills of western Tennessee. He often muttered about tlie folly of wearing shoes when it wasn ' t cold out. Frank was one of the easiest going, friendliest guys ever put on this earth. He had a quick laugh and an even quicker blush. His one mania was gathering all the clippings on the Navy football team he could. A magazine or paper just wasn ' t safe on Sunday with Frank around. Academics didn ' t offer Frank much trouble so he spent a good deal of his time in the rack. His dream was winning Navy wings and jockeying a jet. Page 473 KEITH NELSON Miller, South Dakota The plains of Soutli Dakota sent the Academy one of its magnificent Danes cruelly torn from his first love, raising registered Berkshire pigs and milking cows. Keith turned his vocal abilities, acquired while astraddle a milk pail, to good use and was often heard with the NA-10 during the long four years. He proved himself versatile in squash, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and fieldball. Practiced for the UDT for 3 years but finally decided to stay above the (blub! w here ' s my nose plug.3) surface and leave the swim- ming to the fish. " Curlv " chose aviation for his future. CONRAD BRUCE OLSON St. Paul, Minnesota Connie came to USNA directly from high school days in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Although full of energy and enthusiasm when a task presented itself C.B. was always eager for a little sack time. He served his fellow mids on the Brigade Activities Committee, produced a Masquer- aders ' play, and challenged all comers in Brigade Boxing. Always prepared for a good time, he thought weekends were especially invented for parties and fun. Congenial, easy- going, and a sincere believer in the Navy, Connie is headed for subs. JOHN ROBERT OLSON Sheridan, Wyoming .lust one view of the Great Salt Lake filled Bob with his love of the Sea. A star man all the way, he never seemed to have to study. Healthy IVoni several hours of sack time a day, eight hours of sleep a niglil, and many a session in the .squash court. Bob was never wilhoul a smile and seemed unable to make enemies. He was so happy lo be alive that those who knew him caught I lie sam( feeling. He loved food, fun, parties, and tiie sack and swore he had never seen an ugly woman or tasted bad whisky. A good prospect for a (hirtv vear hitch. Page 474 KOBE HI IIAKI OSBOHN lNKLVNl), i; Jl ' .RSKY After firadiialioii from Vincland High Ozzie spent a year at M.I.T. before going all out Navy. Obviously academies were no strain, with perhaps the exception of juice, his pet peeve. His only worries at Navy were those annual physical exams, but with a carrot in one hand and specs in the other lie always managed to pass and remain eligible for the line. la his spare time, he could be found either on Hospital Point playing soccer or curled up in tiie rack. Bob was a little shy at times, but never had any trouble with the girls. Bob rates a place with authors-of-famous-naval- sayings. His " AH engines stop one-third " deserves atten- tion. — ALTON ANDREW PEDERSEN Reno, Nevada Despite being born in the Mid-West, Pete claims to be lucky. He moved westward before being corrupted by vegetation. After a brief tenure at the University of Nevada, he managed to break away from the gambling houses and divorcees and came to the Naval Academy. Such sports as basketball, squash, and track occupied much of Pete ' s leisure time, although he could often be found curled up in his sack with a magazine, or unerringly seeking out rooms which had just received packages from home. Congeniality, hard work, and a good sense of values will keep Pete on the success road no matter what the under- taking. JOHN THOMAS PHILLIPS Arlington, Virginia If you ever went to the Academy hops you couldn ' t miss seeing Johnny ' s always smiling face. If you had a social problem he could tell you how to solve it in no time flat. His hobbies were dragging, eating, and sports. Running around the track kept him occupied most of the afternoons of the year, but somehow he found time to work in other sports and some studying. Being a Navy Junior from Virginia Beach, Johnny thinks life at Navy is great. Page 475 i GORDON DENT PICKETT Los Angeles, California After graduating from South Pasadena-San Marino High School Gordon spent a year at Pasadena City College where he was elected vice-president of his class. Plebe summer his long hard battle with the books began, although he did come through with flying colors. He could always be counted on for a big laugh because he never failed to get fun out of just being ahve. Almost any afternoon he could be found eitiier wrestling with his 1 5 share of weights or over in the boxing ring. As long as he never loses his enjoy- ment of living and his self-confidence, he will realize his highest ambitions in the Naval Service. ROBERT VICTOR PLANK Beatrice, Nebraska " Corn Husker " Bob always said that every graduating midshipman had to make some physical sacrifice during his Naval Academy career. Bob gave almost a full inch of his hairline. He kept the recor d player stacked with Broadway musicals and waged a steady war with his wives who greatly preferred hillbilly programs. He spent second class year managing tiie advertising section of REEF POINTS and discovered that his brain and slide rule worked most effi- ciently when he passed the evening study hours working out probs in his rack. His happy-go-lucky attitude was always an inspiration to his fellow men. Come graduation. Bob goes Navy Line. JAMES BARNETT POLAND Texarkana, Arkansas Jim spent a year at Marion Listitute before bringing his wide grin and (piiet friendliness to the Academy . . . when not engaged in a party he was usually planning one . . . his nncaiuiv ability to fall asleep anywhere and anytime made his friends wonder about the operation of his inner- most workings and hidden mechanisms . . . seemingly alergic to books— lie usually avoided them until exam time then gave an excellent demoTislration of the ■clutch . . . he blamed his lack of stars on the evil influencesof his wives and the inability of his inslruclors to recognize his true genius. . . . Upon graduation he makes aviation his career. Page 476 I I I JAMES FRANKLIN POPE Fairuanks, Alaska The I ' all of the wild gorilla echoed through the hallowed halls of old Bancroft. From the Sixth battalion came the answer . . . from the powerful lungs of the terror of the plebes and the P.T. department, Johnny " Weissmuller " Pope . . . strong man on the twenty-fourth company squash team . . . thought his most important duty at the Academy was to be ready and willing to help the plebes learn their rates . . . argumentative enough to gain favor on the debate team youngster year . . . lived for the day when he could return to the sock-bag blue ... to wear the wings and strive for the lightning flashes of an Air Force general. ROBERT JOSEPH RAFFAELE Brooklyn, New York Big Bob came from Brooklyn, New York and was proud of it. His one year at the Merchant Marine Academy pre- pared him for the rigorous life on the banks of the Severn. Bob took an active interest in sailing and spent many an afternoon in his first command; a 12 foot craft belonging to the Varsity Dinghy Team waiting for a strong breeze. Not being a habitual smoker, that cigarette you just saw him with was his last one. If hard work, perseverance and in- testinal fortitude will get anyone anywhere. Bob will make the grade . . . but like all the rest Bob was often caught going after one of life ' s curved balls. m HOWARD WALTER RANDALL Ypsilanti, Michigan Randy came to Annapolis by way of the Navy and NAPS. Even plebe year Howie could be found in a shell out on the Severn. It was his first discovery of a sport he could do sitting down. Somehow he managed to do his share of dragging and keep up academics. His appetite and tremen- dous size, topped by flaming red hair, will be remembered by all. Randy ' s high ambition coupled with his excellent ability make him a man among men, a leader among leaders. Page 477 CHARLES ARTHUR REED LuFKiN, Texas Chuck, anotlier loyal son of that fair state of Texas, came from Lufkiii. Lufkiii is in that part of the state where there is grass instead of sand and trees instead of cactus. If you ' ve never been to Texas, ask Charlie about his state. With a dazzling grin he ' ll start a snow job, the likes of which you ' ve never heard. In his free time he was usually found working out in the gym, endangering the lives of his room- mates doing handstands or playing football. His favorite subject was Nav and his favorite pastime counting the days until. After graduation. That ' s right, the Texas Navy. Whatta guy ! ROLAND HENRY RIGDON DUNKERTON, loWA Big Higdon; quiet, well mannered, thoughtful. From the heart of Iowa, Rig believed the great Mid-West was the fountainhead of everything good. There just wasn ' t any- thing about it he disliked. Studious and serious. Hank spent his spare time at Engineering Club meetings delving deep into turbo-generators and the like. Cheerful and friendly. Rig was a guy you enjoyed knowing, a guy you could depend on when you were in a jam, a guy you could call your buddy. RICHARD EUGENE ROBBINS San Leandro, California A man of many talents, Robbie came to Annapolis from San Leandro Iligii School via the fleet, electronics school at Treasure Island, and then Sub School. Whenever he wasn ' t busy s(]ueezing them off down in the pistol gallery (Dick won his Idler on Navy ' s Pistol team) or working out with a tennis racquet the original Mr. Fix-it was most happy tinkering with somelliing delicate and complicated. Noth- ing secnicd sacred to Dick and for two years his wife lived in fear ' of someday finding his wrist watch a pile of dis- assenrbled junk. With his firm and unshakeable convictions and his iir tense comitetilive spirit, Robbie is certain to be a bang-up Navy pilot. Page 478 RONALD JOHN RODDA Inglewood, California Rod did a lot of traveling around the counlr;) when he was growing up . . . New York City . . . Phoenix, Arizona . . . Butte, Montana . . . but ahvays returned to his birtliplace, Inglewood, whenever he had the chanee. Hod came to Navy from Loyola University of Los Angeles and the Naval Reserves. During Ac year, Rod took an active part in company and Batt squash . . . was strictly an in- door man except when " in the sunny clime of California w here it never gets cold or rains. " He was a good balance between academics and athletics. His fun loving nature and the clean comradeship his personality provided gave him a host of buddies w ho w ill never forget him. HAROLD HENRY RUMPH Houston, Texas You had no doubts left in your mind that " Moke " was a debonair " blue bonnet " boy once you ' d heard his genial Texas drawl. He came to Navy after a two year hitch at Nor th Texas Agricultural College as a petroleum engineer major. Academics were second nature to liim. A sure 80 man on the links. Moke was a mainstay on the batt golf team and the afternoons found him slicing away for that hole-in-one he always dreamed of . . . and still is dreaming of. An easy going, friendly guy, Harold will be remembered for his debonair air and love for sparkling burgundy. WALTER CLARENCE RUSSELL, JR. North Hollywood, California Russ hails from sunny Cal . . . an old salt from the start ... a Navy junior, that is . . . made quite a name for himself on the flying rings . . . watch that ankle, Russ. His favorite pastimes were liberty and sleeping . . . kept studying to a minimum ... if you think he can sing, just ask him to try " Jingle Bells. " He ran first class all during plebe year. Russ, did you ever get that stenciling done. Page 479 PAUL RAMON SALGADO Lakewood, Colorado " Sal, " though spending liis childhood as an Army Brat, chose to spend tiie best years of his life on the Severn ' s sunny shores. His earlier school days were whiled away in various places from West Virginia to Munich, Germany; there was one year at the University of West Virginia and then . . . the Naval Academy! Paul was soon hard at work earning the Brigade Boxing Championship in the middle weight class. Boxing, however, was not Paul ' s only interest. Nearly any weekend you could find him out on the town doing more than his share of the dragging. Paul ' s sincerity and geniahty will always be remembered. THOMAS GUSHING SAWYER Woodstock, Vermont A small town boy, Tom lived in Annapolis prior to coming to Navy. He, however, claimed Vermont as his home state. He played plebe ball but gave it up for the more pleasurable life of radiating. " Enjoyed " being asked, " Where is Becky, Tom? " Well known for his easy-going ways. Wants to retire in the Air Force after graduation. Big Tom Sawyer will be a success ... in life. Air Force and the pursuit of happiness. JAMES RANDOLPH SCHERMERHORN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jim entered the Naval Academy as an ex NROTC student from llic University of Michigan where he was studying Aeronautical P ngineering. This large 6 ' 3 " mass was headed for Navy Air from Ihe begiiniing. In addition to the usual midsiiipmi ' M pasliines, dragging, movies, sports, reading and sack time, .lim spent mucii of his time on any tiling and almost everylliirig connected with flying. Jim ' s ability to keep an upen and alert mind enabled him to make quite a record for himself in academics. Anyone who knew him well will vouch for his sincerity of purpose and desire to serve his country as a naval aviator. Page 480 JOHN ALBERT SCHUERGER vsHiNGTON, District of Columbiv When Jolin came to Navy, tlie miiform itself did little to change iiis i ' un-loving habits although John was, is, and most likely always will be a plain old civilian at heart. He had not much trouble with the Academic Department. He did spend a few afternoons at extra instruction . . . PT style, but like a man possessed, he somehow made the eleven laps, white works and all, on the first try. He spent much of his spare moments either exercising on Farragut Field or playing safety for the " Big Red " in their gridiron cam- paigns. John ' s serious and diligent manner will make him a success in anything he undertakes. JOHN RICHARD SHAPPELL Toms River, New Jersey John (Shap to his intimates) was known for his happy-go- lucky, optimistic attitude. Life was not dull for him, so Shap was a good contribution to any party, especially when he ' d drag out some of that chow stored in his room. Academics never caused him any strain. His keen mind absorbed the academic stuff readily and Jack helped many a classmate through some math or skinny problem. He was a vital addition to the company football lightweights and the hard working battalion bowling team man. His pastime activities were reading, sleeping, and athletics. Loyal and helpful. Jack was a tried and true friend. BERTRAM HENRY SHOOPMAN, JR. Baytown, Texas One of the youngest members of the class, Bert entered the Academy directly from high school via competitive exam- ination. Academics seldom worried him; most of his worrying was done on the golf course. A person truly appreciative of the finer things of life, Bert could always be found with a queen come the weekends. Listening to music by Doris Day while writing letters was his favorite pastime. A natural athlete, he breezed through the PT department ' s tests with the exception of a brief three week encounter with the sub squad. Bert ' s easy-going manner, his Texas drawl, and his disarming smile made him a guy you enjoyed being with. Page 481 CHARLES EMERSON SIEBER Amarillo, Texas He was bigger tliaii most men, liad more gals than most men and was stronger tlian most men. Cliarlie never let the influence of Yankees change him . . . stripes or no. Chuck ' s friends know lie ' fl go far . . . he overcame many obstacles . . . " Wearing white socks to classes and colored NAAA " " T " shirt with white works. " His c asual manner, sincere character, and friendly " Hi Ya " for all hands will long live in the memory of those who knew him. Wherever Charlie goes people will continue to notice his ability to get things done, help others when they are down, and spread good will for Texas. WILLIAM AUBREY SIMPSON Washington, District of Columbia Hails from nearby Washington, D. C. Can tell you all about the place . . . four years of the Academy grind never took away the smallest particle of the pep and spirit for which he was known. His conservation of energy was due in part to the fact that when each day ended he completely succumbed to his seemingly natural habitat . . . tlie rack. A well-rounded athlete, boxing came easy. Lessons? just another obstacle that failed to penetrate to his innermost emotions. The one problem ... to get enough money to buy a miniature for a certain party. In the future it will be Bucky providing the cheer for the f)ld grads. JOHN PATRICK RICHARD SINNOTT Brooklyn, i:w York Came from Brooklyn . . . Brooklyn, that is . . . ew York and proud of it! Old standby in crew. Russian club and K.D. squad but also played willi llie Marching Band plebe year. To Ik u- him talk he had more troubles than any other midsiiipman al the Naval Academy, ever quite got his stars bul iiiways tried hard w hin he wasn ' t dragging. The system also tried hard but never was able to get him down. His famous last words: " Oil well, anyway. " Page t82 KOBEHT JOSEPH SKEKKE ' IT ROCHESTKR, Ni; V " ORlv Bob was orijiiiially from Chicago, hut very early in liis lilc the yen to travel overcame liim. His parents followed him to Roches ter, New York, which he made his permanent home. The wandering: spirit canght up and he joined the Army, saw duly in the Philippines, and was sent to Stewart Field I ' rep School for West Point, lie decided on Annapolis instead and joined the midshipmen. Thoush a member of both the Catholic Choir and Sub Squadron, Bob ' s out- standing accomplishment occurred during the summer Camid operation. He lowered the ramp of an LCVP five hundred ards off shore. JOSEPH COLLINS SMITH Knoxville, Tennessee I robably Smitty ' s favorite extra-curricular topic of con- versation was the power of UT ' s football team and the good old days in tlie South. " Doc " was a pre-med student for three years at UT. Always a good mixer in a crowd, he was an authority on etiquette. You never committed a faux pas if you followed J.C. ' s advice. He was always ready with a friendly " Hi there! What do you say. " greeting for every- one and was even known to greet " persons in authority " thus . . . this was prior to 0645. The Navy will benefit immensely from J.C. ' s scintillating personality and spirit. ■i JOHN ALVIS SMITHERMAN Winston-Salem, North Carolina Smitty, tiring of the non-reg life of college, packed up his second love, his guitar and came to Navy. When not engaged in his first love, dragging, Smitty could always be found picking away on that old guitar with the accompani- ment of some of the local hillbillies. In the afternoons he ' d either go out on the track and throw the javelin or up to the loft and lift weights. Time left over was occasionally spent on studies. Although well known for his easy-going ways, Smitty kept a bottle of vitamin A handy to keep his eyes up to flying par. He plans to continue his career in some type, any type of aviation. Page 483 ROBERT VANN SMOAK Tampa, Florida A rebel from Tampa, Florida, Bob came to Navy from the fleet. An ex-Yeoman, he was a true leader, respected by all from the lowest plebe to the officers of the Executive De- partment. He worried more about letter writing than academics, but when finals were over, he is usually right up there with the rest of his classmates. All for the Navy line, this lad ' s ambitions and desires assure his success in the years following graduation. NED " C " SNYDER Lafayette, Indiana Here comes that good looking hoosier with the built in smile and laughable personality. . . . Tabbed " The Duke " by a plebe year baseball coach, the name caught on with his many friends and stayed with him. . . . You name it; baseball, basketball, football, and " The Duke " will show you what it ' s all about. . . . Ned came to Navy directly from high school, but you couldn ' t tell it by looking at his starring averages and the work he put out for the Splinter. . . . Ned hopes to follow in the footsteps of his brother . . . to become one of the Navy ' s top pilots. THOMAS CHAPMAN SOUTHERLAND, JR. Durham, North Carolina It was said that " Po ' chop " never quit and was proven by the fact liiat he was nc ver turned in at taps. His bright Southern smile and burr head were enough to warm the heart of anything except the Ivxecutive Depart inent. If he wasn ' t worrying about his tennis strokes, he was worrying over I he liuL tiiat all the Durham belles were picking mates and lliat lie would be the only Super witliout a part- ner for the .Saturday night receiving line in Dahlgren Hall. Tom ' s energetic personality and sympathy for those with " sad stories ' " are but two of his many attributes which will carry liim up the " cargo net " to success. Page 484 NAT ALAN STATER El Dorado, Arkansas Change tlie name of Arkansaw to Arkansas? No sir . . . the usual coinnient as Nat defends liis home state. . . . Product of Marion Military Institute and Culver Military Academy he came to Annapolis ready to give and take the regimentation. He always has a fat hand and a big greeting for every guy and a quick smile for all the dolls. Swimming and diving in the natatorium was always fun for " Natter, " but tlie thrills and spills for him were always over in the gym on the flying rings. A future in the air is Natter ' s desire in the Fleet Air Arm. w »r PETER LEANDER STOFFELEN MiSHAWAKA, Indiana A real likeable guy, Pete was always ready to extend a helping hand to his classmates . . . after three years of " Semper Fi " he claimed the Marine Corps as his first love and plans to return upon graduation. . . . Known as a connoisseur of good food and women you could usually find him involved with either. ... His favorite position was horizontal . . . Never got out of the rack except to hunt for chow. . . . Outside of worries, women, and the Nata- torium, Pete had no vices. ... His main goal was gradua- tion and afterwards, Quantico. A true friend and diligent worker, Pete will make a fine officer. 181 FRANKLIN MARTIN STROHECKER Seattle, Washington Arriving at Navy fresh from the rigorous curriculum of the University of Washington, " Stro " found himself muchly shackled by the system. He was usually to be found during the spring on the links, where he cavorted with better than average results as a member of Navy ' s golf team. Showing naught but disdain for academics, he managed to sleep like Rip Van Winkle and yet display reasonable success with the books. His goal seemed to be to grow up to be as large as his father. This six foot four inch youth of 190 pounds may yet attain that desire. Page 485 w WILLIAM JAMES STURGEON III Jackson, Mississippi " Yillie " lived and loved his four year stay only with the help of a few personal modifications to the system. The unreasonable demands of tiie Academic Department were blithely ifrnored and many hours of confinement attested to inadequacies of the Reg book. A highly developed set of aesthetic values netted him countless hours of enjoyment in pursuance of time consuming hobbies; particularly the sculpturing of many sized statues of a noted acjuatic athlete. An active and invaluable participator in extra-curricular activities, Willie was on connnittees which haven ' t been invented yet. As ComClassRing he served well. A flyboy to be. THOMAS LLOYD SULLIVAN Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania From the " Far China Station " came CPL Sullivan to acquire culture at the Naval Academy. In his four years as a marine, Sully developed quite a liking for the military life. He was an outstanding batt football player until a knee injury youngster year sidelined him, and his pitcliing led the old Thirty-Fifth Company Softball team to a Brigade Championship piebe year. His loTig absence from studies hampered him a bit plebe year, but he soon got in the swing of things, and did not have too much trouble after that. Miether he goes to the fleet or back to the Corps, either service will be getting a fine officer. WALTER LOUIS TRIES Newkirk, Oklahoma " Big " Walt enlisted in the avy on a promise from the enlistment ollicer that he could make Chief in two years. After serving a year as an " air twigett " and as an apprentice he decided to try making ofTicer in four years. Walt calls Newkirk, Oklahoma his liome and was about as famous for his wise cracks as Oklahoma is for its oil wells. He played tackle on the Sixth Batt football team where he was able to put his 215 pounds to good use. His feelings toward the Navy were altered slightly by his experiences aboard a destroyer while on Youngster Cruise, and the Corps became his chief goal. Page 186 CLIFFORD CHARLES THOMAS, JR. Westport, Connecticut Cliff slopped off a year at Wasliiiigtoii and Lee before he left his home town, Westport, Connecticut, for the Acad- emy. ev(M- over-excited with academics, he always found time to browse through the financial section of the New York Times. Active in athletics, besides being a member of tiie ciianipionsliip 150 pound football team, Cliff was a member of the varsity golf team for three years. Almost every night he could be found planning future week-ends or rehashing past ones. He made the years seem shorter, and the system better. With that combination, he can ' t miss being successful. WILLIAM KENNETH TRACY Beecher CrrY, Illinois Macy . . . Little Boy . . . the old man . . . Bill came from Beecher City, Illinois. He found his way to the Academy via the ffeet. Attended ET school and served aboard the mighty guardian of the Chesapeake, the USS Mississippi. Wiiiie at Navy, he was a well known member of the sub and fencing squads. Never cared much for . crab tow n style, that is. Favorite hobby was he slept better that way. Liked dancing, . was a bit shy . . . but the girls loved it! liberty sitting parties Plans on returning to the " old Miss, " his first love. CARLISLE ALBERT HERMAN TROST Columbia, Illinois Dutch " Don ' t ask what the initials mean " Trost aca- demically had no worries. He was well versed in the law of survival of the fittest. Many a man was thankful for Carl ' s willingness to help with a hard problem, whether it was Skinny, Math or Steam. Soccer was the high spot of Dutch ' s athletic career at Navy. During the spring, his favorite haunt was a NA-Yawl out in the middle of the bay. His major ambition was to develop a " twin-screwed, single- stroke, double-acting, quick-return, right-answer slide rule. " Vice-President of the class and a top man aca- demically Carl had the stuff of which leaders are made. Come June of ' 53 and this land lubber turns " sea dog " in the Navy Line. Page 487 i CHARLES WILLIAM TURK Long Beach, California His classmates dubbed Chuck according to which one of the eight niilHon subjects he was familiar with and happened to be expouiuhng up on at the time. No man who ever crawled through four years of academics at the Academy was ever more ready to explain the mysteries of anything under the sun. The amazing thing: he usually knew what he was talking about. Navy ' s champion letter writer, a firm advocate of scientific intra-mural volleyball, and author of an allegedly successful method of muscle building, the polyhedral prodigy will undoubtedly find a career marked with success. Patient, forceful and dependable, he may expect the best from the service. i ftuSi . JOHN ROBERT TUTTLE Grand Rapids, Michigan If there is truth in the saying that " Well groomed men come from the middle-west, " then Jack was one to reflect this criterion, for this six foot three debonair gentleman hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan. At Navy Jack was often seen on the soccer field or participating in other intramural sports, but the studies actually came first. A real student at heart, his prestige as a " savvy " provoked nightly visits of his classmates to get help on the current academic bafflers of the day. His frankness, competitive spirit, and determined will to get ahead will stand him in good stead for a full, and happy career. ALBERT JAMES VIDANO CooLiDGE, Arizona " Hook " (from higli school basketball) and his contagious friendliness and glowing personality added a much needed spark of color to the drab life of those four years. His easy-going, polite manner kept him popular with the fairer sex. He had the mail routes constantly jammed with his correspondence, both going and coming. Jim appreciates good music and dancing . . . 10 winks on a Saturday after- noon meant a weekend well spent. Scuttlebutt claimed that he worked his way through the Academy as a barber. His wives never learned where he acquired his Brooklyn " youse, " but his genuine modesty made Al always in de- mand, always welcome and always liked. Page 188 CHARLES SPAULDING WALKER Columbus, Ohio An lioiior studetit iroin Western Military Academy, Cliuck ' s home is in Columbus, Oiiio. Tlie Navy was Ibrtunate to get a man witli sucli a liifjh sense of honor and duty. Chuck didn ' t know tiie meanint; oC tlie word " quit. " Botii on the athletic and the academic field he was always striving for improvement. A big morale booster to those with whom he came in contact. Chuck always had a pat on the back and a word of encouragement for the guy who needed it. He had no one gal for that O.A.O. but he always was dragging a queen, despite the walks of Bancroft restricting his offensive maneuvers. s NICHOLAS WALLNER Pasadena, California Nick brought his talents to the Academy by way of Pasa- dena Junior College and through the Naval Reserve. What a wit! California could ask no better representative. Among his favorite pastimes, running his classmates ranked high and second only to his love for sleeping (this exercise netted him an astounding number of hours in the rack). No one knew from where, but Nick picked up an almost devout passion for hillbilly music at Navy. On several painful occasions he even attempted to sing a little of it. Although he was credited with saying many things during the four years, nothing was more well known tiian " Anybody in- terested in a small game.- " JEROLD QUIGLEY WEAVER Fort Smith, Arkansas Jerry came very near hailing from the Ozarks, his home town being Fort Smith, Arkansas. As the name implied, " Clem " had a knack for " pulling strings. " This combined with an above average interest in tennis, plus a definite aversion to chasing steeples and crossing country, made him a natural for the job as manager for the Navy racket men. His extra-curricular activities, punctuated with a brief tour of duty on the LUCKY BAG staff, were concerned mostly with how to make the most out of a weekend. He always had a vicious hankerin " for brew and a desire for indoor sports other than the ones strictly associated with athletics. Page 489 I DON VINTON WELLS Logan, Ohio " Frigid, " as he was known to certain of iiis friends, left Oiiio State after two years deciding that the Navy needed him. Someday he ' ll be one of the hottest Cutlass pilots ever to hit a bouncing deck. When not shining shoes or waxing decks, he could be found at the sixth wing ice cream machine. Favorite dislikes were changing phonograph records and women who tend to be gushy. Violently opposed to mar- riage, it was predicted that he would be one of the first to fall into the clutches of some lucky female. His smart appearance and very friendly manner will guarantee his success. JAMES TAYLOR WESTERMEIER Zeigler, Illinois Zeigler can well be proud of its son, Westy. Before coming to USNA, he spent a year at Southern Illinois taking an engineering course. With tiiis background, he was always among the top, scholastically and otherwise. Basketball, fieldball, track, and steeplechase were Westy ' s favorite sports. He was one of the leading steeplechasers. Every event for him was a win, place, or show, come hell or high water. ith that impressive record, ,Tini became captain during his last season. A ready sense of humor, ability to get along with others, and ample intelligence assure that Jim is weH cjualified, for his ambition. Navy line. CHARLES EDWARD WHITE OsEvvAGO, Oregon Cliuck White . . . hell on the Severn in a shell . . . crew was his sport, liorn in Seattle and reared in Oregon, Chuck was well prepared for those wet days on the river. Although he liked skiing better he won his N. Chuck with his good looks and smile lo go with them was a treat to the fair sex. Pocket books always won out over studies, though his grades never sulfered seriously. Contributed his voice to the choir plebe year, he never returned. . . . I umor had it that he didn ' t play the harmoiuca " too pretty good. " He liked I he idea of keeping the sea gulls company. Pensa- cola was for him. Page 190 I FRANK LEON WHITE East Highlands, California The peilV ' i ' t wife. Xever said imieli but was liked by ail. Boiii in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Frauk lost whatever accent lie had during the years he spent in California prior to tiie Academy. An all-around athlete, Frank played one year each at plebe, battalion, .l , and varsity football. He also put tile wrestling loft to good use (claimed that was where he lost his hair). ot a star man Frank was a capable student and learned to fall asleep over the best of books. He lost 20 pounds plebe year so he could fit more easily into a line otticer ' s berth. Earnest, deliberate, and sincere in all he did, Frank was an example for all to emulate. r T ALBERT BURTON WHITTEMORE FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA After the completion of plebe summer some unknown in- dividual persuaded young Bud to stick around and enjoy plebe " winter. " He later found cruising with the " Big Grey Line " every summer so fascinating, that he had to stay. Always complaining that the skinny department was trying to cut him off Xavy ' s 3800 man squad. Bud still managed to cut his two. hard working wives to ribbons every exam week. At first Bud could be seen cavorting with his wives on tho.se delightful liberties in Annapolis. In the end (against the sage council of his wives) he became interested in girls. " Everything ' s going to be all right. " I HARRIS FLANIGAN WILSON Alexandria, Louisiana Coming to Navy from NAPS. . . . Missed ET2 by one week while in the enlisted Navy, and is still trying to even that score . . . loved music . . . probably possessed the most expensive collection of LP records in Bancroft Hall ... an accomplished pianist . . . displayed a liking for math, but thought history vile . . . turned out to be a sharp chess player . . . often seen and heard dispensing that sparkling wit he possessed at 0616 . . . always willing to volunteer for a good cause and later question the wisdom of it all . . . wanted to be an ace research electrical en- gineer . . . Editor of the 1953 LUCKY BAG . . . much hard work and planning on it. Page 491 w i VAUGHN EDGAR WILSON, JR. Lubbock, Texas From the sun scorched plains of west Texas came this 6 ' 5 " Apollo. Vaughn, better known probably as " Stretch, " " Willie, " or " Ed, " excelled in leadership, academics, and athletics. As an athlete, he was a mainstay on the varsity swimming team and a letterman. Stretch said he got his early start in swimming by constant practice in the Lubbock public liorsetrough. Had an exceptional ability to make friends easily ... a way with the femmes ... a heart- breaker of the old West. . . . Requiring tons of nourish- ment, Ed ' s 6 ' 5 " frame put food away like the proverbial hound. . . . Blue and Gold to the end ... as a thirty year man, Ed ' ll make carrier takeofifs and landings his vocation. EDGAR KINDRELL WOOD, JR. McIntyre, Georgia One sunny Dixie morning an Army officer candidate de- cided to matriculate at Navy. Thus did Georgia Military College lose its Sergeant Major. Kinney ' s arrival behind the wall started him on an Ensign path only twice in- terrupted by clashes with the Bull Department. On this path was also a two year battle to master Italian with a southern accent and to navigate the Natatorium with the " up, out, and together. " By the end of second class year. Woody was equally adept at running company cross- country or plebes. Perhaps his biggest interest was the Naval Air Test Center in Patuxent, but by no stretch of imagination was Woody an Aviation slash. Page 492 ROBERT CLAIR WOODS DuLUTH, Minnesota After a year of " college life with its brighter aspects, Bob settled down at Navy to the job of making the next four years of his life some of the best. Bob ' s high school football and basketball were employed in company sports after a brief but dampening encounter with dingliy sailing Plebe year. His ability to live life just as fast as was necessary left time for joking and a chance to " take it as it comes. " His most enjoyable times as a mid, other than being at home, were those short trips home on the " Whiskey Special " which gave Bob many sea stories to tell the boys back home in the frozen north. TAKESHI YOSHIHARA Renton, Washington " Tak " . . . the only man in the brigade to run E.D. plebe summer for exercise . . . the first Nisei ever to enter the Academy. ... A very diligent student, but unpretentious about his abilities, (he was Managing Editor for this volume) Tak was often heard mumbling about his inability to cope with academics . . . when the final results were posted he always stood far toward the top of the class. A quiet, sincere, and cheerful friend, he always has a smile and cheerful word no matter how dark the situation. Hav- ing been a success at the academy, he is sure to carry on the good work in whichever service he enters. ' Page 493 JOSEPH ALEXANDER YOUNG Creston, Iowv Joseph Alexander Young came from the midwest, Creston, Iowa, to be exact. He came to tlie Academy from the enhsted Navy where he spent his younger days . . . from 17 on up. He spent quite a bit of his free time trying to figure out wiiat makes the electrons move around in the tubes of radios. If your radio, phonograph or television set was busted, just give it to Joe . . . he ' d fix it up in no time. If Joe wasn ' t " electronicking, " he probably could be found playing squash or tennis. Friendly, warm, and Reg, Joe will never be forgotten by his buddies. JOSEPH PETER ZEBROWSKI Bayonne, New Jersey Originally from industrial Bayonne, Joe brought his brawn and brains to Navy by way of the U. of Maryland, Pensa- cola, and the NavCads. Lost his drowsiness in the after- noons to play a bruising game at tackle with the varsity. In the evenings, Joe could always be found slaving over a hot crossword puzzle, semantics, or the latest classified ads. Always ready for a friendly discussion on such ponderous problems as mental attitudes, canoe trips, ringing the fire bell, or catching the train to Washington. An outstanding physique, combined with a cool, objective mind make Joe a sure success in his chosen field . . . Naval Aviation. Page 494 4 MILTON ED ARD LEONARD ZELLINIER Vk yain vi;g , isconsin From (lie wilds of rentral Wisconsin llic A ' aval Academy gained in mmiber one Mel Zellmer. I ' rioi ' lo entering USNA Mel served one ear in the iSavy. During liis stay at Navy he competed in company football, Softball, volley- ball and company debating. Mick was famous for his lengthy letters. Each night he could be found bending laboriously over his desk, pen in hand. A music lover, Mel ' s favorite artist was Hank Snow. Always good for a laugh, Mel imitated various celebrities ... for instance, Phillip Morris ' s Johnny. His one peeve was, " Dern it. I ' m always last. Why don ' t they do things in reverse alpha- betical order sometimes? " Page 495 TWENTY-FIRST STAFF FALL SET Left to right: C. W. Miller, Jr., M. A. Cramer, Jr., E. W. Hays, J. B. Poland, N. W. Dixon, Jr. WINTER SET Left to right : C. S. Walker, H. B. Biercr, Jr., N. C. Snyder, J. B. M ioney, Jr., M. C. Kaye. Page 496 Second Class Burtis, E. M. Byington, IM. R., Jr. Campbell, D. S., Jr. Childress, R. H. Creager, W. A., Jr. Cronin, W. . Demos, C. F. Fagan, F. G. Foley, P. R. Gerst, T. C. Gramley, D. R. Heinrich, G. F. Hill, J. J. Hirsch, G. S. Jennings, J. T. Johnston, F. H. JollifT, J. V. Lightsey, C. T. McKee, G. R., Jr. Merritt, K. L. Montgomery, K. Moore, T. W. Morgan, J. P. Oherhollzer, W. E., HI Olsen, J. J. Parker, E. H. Philpol, M. L. Heynolils, A. J. Ruggles, K. W. Sanders, W. M. Schroats, R. P. Smith, I. L. Thoma, J. R. Thomley, R. R. Trone, D. R. Wolfgang, S. W, COMPANY Y O r § T e R Top row, left to right: lexaii ler. Baldaiif, Ball, Benton, Booth • Boughner, Boy l, Briggs, Coffey, Crini, UeLashmitt, Dyer, Farley, Freeman, Harter • llecknian, Jacobs, Kittler, McCowan, McMurtry, Nelson, Puekett, Scott, Shine, Sizemore Stewart, Storey, Stuart, C. J., Stuart, K. B., Turner, ecchioUi. WaUlen, Walker, Weir, Wilson. Bottom row, left to right: Popham, Mayfield, Davis, Franklin, Martin, Donoho, McCravy, Powell • Anderson, Ransom, Poyck, Bannernian, Medwedeff, Allman, Hugdahl • Donovan, Lannon, Goen, O ' Connell, Zimmerman, Stone, Peterson, Rigler, Burdsall • Murray, F. S., LaBarge, Murray, D. B., Busey, Grill, Phelps, Milligan, Kinert • Gaines, OT)wyer, Laub. Landis, McDonough, Mclnerney, Milne. P L E E TWENTY -SECOND STAFF FALL SET Left to right: B. H. Shoopnian, Jr., I). E. Allen, J. A. Smith- emian, F. A. Alden III. W. W. Lake WIXTEIl SET Left to right: U. K. Albright, It. " .. (). Anderson, A. ( ' .. Bivens L ()sl)orii. K. L. Bi riini, Seeoiicl Class Brown, R. C, Jr. BroMn, R. H. Brunimett, E. P. Ducat, J. A. Frick, W. B. Fugate, T. H. Glover, A. K., Jr. Happersett, P. F. Hey ward, 1. K., IV Hicks, E. H., Jr. Higgins, J. F. Hogan, T. W., Jr. Holland, L. R., Jr. Holnian, . C. Horner, J., Jr. Jordan, S. W. Langrind, R. G. Marshall, J. Taylor, Jr. Mover, K. H. Pierce, R. K. Potter, E. E. Prochaska, G. E. Prosser, R. J. Quinn, W. J. Roach, B. L. Romaine, H. G. Sampson, W. E. Shannon, E. R. Shaw, W. B., Jr. Smith, J. R.. Jr. Stamni, E. A. Taylor, T. C. Thunnian, N. R. r..ig, K. ;.. Jr. Trenham, H. U. Turner, R. A., Jr. uughan, J. I ., Jr. Vievnioiilh. C. E., Jr. Wilfert, E. N. Mllianis, J. B. Woodward. J. L. Young, P. F. Page 498 COMPANY il Y O U G T E R ! Top row, left to right: Anders, Arterburn, Brown, Camp Carter, Cashman, Chmelik, Cockfield, Conmy, Conway, Cornell, Crosier, Davies, Edwards Forbes, Gattuso, Gehring, Glass, Greenhalgh, Grimes, B. M., Grimes, L. IL, Jr., Hansen, Harbour, Hiatt • Jacobson, Kowalsky, Micjan, Millay, Pace, Spence, Stevens, Stewart, Trapp, Lnderwood. Bottom row, left to right: DeNunzio, Larson, Wright, Brown, R. H., Catola, AUfrey, Gardella, Bossert, Burt, Stans- field • Oliver io, Haddad, DeNezza, Olson, Smith, Brokaw, Smallman Belts, Leggett, Williams, Maston, Hearn, Noonan, Rundle, Granger • Booth, Hill, Brown, S. K., Ix.vely, Leslie, Wood, Nelson Bruner, Epl.ng, Bobbins, Whitman, Sandusky, Acher. f:l:.f.:l t P E B E ' W t jr .t « a • ' f " t " !: jr E t TWENTY-THIRD C STAFF FALL SET ' |l Left to richt: . K. Wilson, Jr.. (.. B. Olson, J. K. Olson, K. P. Hughes, Vi . K. Tracv. WINTER SET Left to right: ' P. J. Duinonl, k. Nelson, K. I,. While, K. I. .Naylor, I). . Wells. Second Class Alvaraclo, R. C. Blaes, K. W . Bowen, D. P. Brennan, J. S. Cameron, R. A. Cole, L. I., Jr. Conklin, R. B. Cumniings, J. . Dean, C. D. Diehl, R. W. Uiley, L. E. Fekula, T. V. Gareia, E. A. Gideon, W. C, Jr. Gorman, P. T. Green, T. S., Ill Guttenberg, E. L. Herzer, O. A. Jesser, A. D. Mariscal, D. J. Master, C. L., Jr. Mathews, F. A. McKinstry, W. E. Parks, G. B. Patterson, L. R. Rutherford, C. K., Jr. Size, A. I). S|)eiir( r, l{. B. Spiker, II. K. Taylor, t !. II. llrirh, (.. II. W ells, J. E. Whatley, J. C. Willis, J. S., Jr. Wright, W . Polk Zook, R. M. I ' iiKf 500 COMPANY Y O r N G $ T E R Top row, left to right: Alderson, Bech elniayr, DeGroff, DeLano • Duffy, Durgin, Eagye, Edwards, Fereiice, Hamilton, Hinton, Hughes, Johnson, Lovely • Malec, McCrimmon, McElroy, McGuire, Moran, Oaks, Otrupchak, Peterson, Pollak, Saunders Skorupski, Smith, Souder, Steffenhagen, Stephens, Sturtz, Taylor, Thune, Ware, Ways. Pi Bottom row, left to right : Grant, Isaac, Higgins, Bull, Parent, Hobbs, Ishol, Gambarani, Sterling Adams, Benson, Warner, Frith, Spencer, Elpers, Thurber, Fleming Shafer, Gardes, SchmiJt, Grimes, Schade, Lampsa, Howell • Ingram, McAuliffe, Culberson, James, R. K., Keith, Brunner • Kelly, Wrobel, James, T. P., Shanley, Specs • Fortson, O ' Connell, Evans, Leahy, Hagner, Schildhauer. P L E E « TWENTY-FOURTH STAFF FALL SET Left to right: F. C. Andrews, C. S. Lardis, D. 11. iMcVay, Jr., W. J. Sturgeon, HI, W. A. Simpson. WINTER SET y 19 ? Left to right: W. W. GoUlsniilh, J. T. Weslerineier, H. C. Farnsworth, T. Southerlanil, Jr., R. H. Itigdon. Page 502 Seeoud Class Balogh, J. C. Beck, W. R. Bennett, C. L. Boiko, W. Burns, R. F. Cane, G. Caroccio, F. J., Jr. Colwell, L. S. Conaughton, R. G. Dancer, J. D. Downs, T. J., Jr. Dunn, H. P. Fahey, J. P. G rover, P. M. Gunion, A. R. Ilankins, E. E. Hatheway, D. L. Ileiting, A. W. Kohoutek, J. G. Leach, .J. A. Loring, D. E. Lueker, R. E. Maltagliati, M. J. McKnight, K. A. Morgan, W. E. IVIortimer, E. IL, III Pavia, R. F. Phillips, C. L. Robinson, G. C. Sassi, N. M. Sesler, R. M. Shiniek, P., Jr. Stephenson, iXI. II., Jr. StolTel, M. J. Stradcr, J. T. Walker, K. L. Wiley, J. F. COMPANY B o u Si IV R i T P R I S Top row. left to right: Barlow, Barrett, Bedford, Benner, Benzi • Chioti, Coe, Curnutt, Davis, Dembowski, Dickens, Dimse, Dopazo. Eckels, EUstroni • Foley, Garda, Hootnian, Irons, Johnson, Jurgensen, Keener, Lawniczak, Malagari, North • Palladino, Reszetar, Rowe, Schultz, Sorensen, Spangler, Strange, Stuart, Williams, Wodzinski. P L E B E Bottom row, left to right: Namtvedt, Bauman, Sanchez-Carrion, White, Rook, Lutz, Brown, Beving, Whitaker ♦ Smith, Auer, Wilson, Owings, Scott, Lcnhart, Richardson, Schwartz Kelso, Stebbins, Pilcher, Miller, Stern- berg, Hoffman, Bigler • Sacarob, Eri, Eylar, Garges, Debus, LaMotte • Nichols, Schilling, Boyd, Bauduit, Burks, Bruyere, Pitzer, Shapiro. H t ' f t. :ir ::?. :f Jt-; f ::1: f:: . ... ;t::i i p_ t:r Hmmm piv pr W p % Spring Stripers Top Man Brigade Captain CARLISLE ALBERT HERMAN TROST Smiling Carl Trost . . . an ideal midship- man . . . brainy, athletic, handsome and good natured. Brigade Staff Left to right: J. A. Youse, W. J. Mahony, K. A. Alden, III, C. A. II. Trost, B. C. Botula, G. I). Miller, D. R. Christen- sen, J. T. Quirk. Page 504 First Regiment Staff WILLIAM HERVEY ' SNOUSE Left to right: W. E. Triiehlood, M. L. Hiller. F. Zimolzak, W . II. Snoiise, I). F. Wagner, S. D. Frost, A. J. Simmons. Second Regiment Staff Second Regiment Commander GEORGE OSCAR SELZ Left to right: R. II. Kassel, K. W. Curl, T. L. Greaney, G. O. Selz, J. K. Olson, T. L. Malone, Jr., S. V. Boggs. Page 505 ff ? s Battalion §ii I Left to ripht: H. R. Perot, F. R. McCleskey. H. S. Lewis, R. C. Pfeifle, J. E. Foley. Lefl 4S Left to right: J. K. Morgan, .1. R. Roepke, W. B. lluhbell, M. R. Mattcson, F. B. Salcott, IIL I tt ir " T " ' i ' mrrmgsa 3 Left to right: H. G. Hateh, O. C. HofTiier, Jr., B. A. Wadsworth, Jr., J. S. Olson, P. C. Conrad. m HtniiH Left to right: B. (;. Starnes, J. A. Eddy, H. T. Hcrkner, A. G. Merget, L. B. Hopkins. Left to right: M. R. Corbin, Jr., C. D. Fellows, K. E. Paulsen, R. C. Avrit, H. A. Johnson. 6 Left to right: V. E. Wilson, Jr., F. C. Andrews, W. K. Tracy, D. J. Killian, T. Southerland, Jr. Company Staffs « 2 ■ « « Left lo right: 1). J. M V«laiiis, J. 1). OM.oiinell, H. F. Crater, K. O. Allcr, I). K. I pshaw. ? 6 ? « Wi Left lo risht: W . ;. lA-llwich, Jr., K. I). Coiiolly, ». N. Davis, ( ' .. A. Mcrira, ( ' .. N. Diest-I. Left to rif:ht: I). K. koch, .). I. Ilrailhiiry, W. II. I ' lirdum, H. L. Swanson, .Ir., C. W. Cole. 9 Left to right: .M. A. l.iuus, I). W. Smith, Jr., .M. i- Davis, C. E. Moore, J. A. (;ilclea. I-eft lo right: D. 1). Smith, II. K. Kohson, W . J. Peters, J. W. Hart, L. II. Sehriiip. Page 508 « m 0i 4S « Ma Left to ri lit: W. M. Thompson, .|. ,|. Jcliiiek, K. U. Vlves, Jr., H. E. Gross, M. T. l)io iiiiiio. 0 ' 0S! «f S Left to right: A. W. I ' lall, J. I . uiulershiis, |{. S. Spencer, Jr., W. J. Kichartlson, K. L Kvans. s A 31 5 -1 JSKJBLnlLpfl " ■ Left to right: W. . L Craig, Jr., J. A. Perlel, . G. Noniady, K. K. North, J. W. Stoner, Jr. Left to right: iVL (i. Mcf ' anna, Jr., K. B. Oppermann, D. P. Heering, W. A. Lawler, K. W. Martin, Jr. irJun Left to right: K. C. Iniherger, I. L. Kratz, F. A. Flood, Jr.. J. II. Boyd. Jr.. L. 1 . (ollii-r. Left to right: W. F. LaLonde, J. K. Iloch, Jr., V. Jr., n. S. Cruden. .|. M. Wehsler. L. Dudley, Company Staffs 13 15 Left to right: " M. " S. Ilolconib, G. E. Weinstein, K. S. Bassett, N. K. (;riggs, F. Adorney. Left to right! J. A. Dunaway, Jr., J. A. Roberts, III, J. K. Green, D. K. Cauble, W. W. Sullivan. 17 18 Left to right: . . 1). Morgan, J. L. Foy, R. W. Chewning, D. W. Klick, J. I). Baldinger. Left to right: R. i. Kloepper, . Campbell, J. F. Frost, III, R. D. Fontenot, E. R. an Hoof. 21 L«fl lo right: ;. S. Walker, N. W. Dixon. Jr., ( .. W. Miller, Jr., J. B. Mooney, Jr., N. ( ' .. Snyder. Left lo right: B. II. Shoopnian. Jr., I). E. Kniss, R. K. Al- bright. J. A. Sniilhernian, A. ( ' .. Bivens. Coiiipaiiy Staffs Company Staffs 15 niii 16 IT « Left to right: N. K. Berge, O. W. Will, A. S. Glazier, T. E. Burt, R. G. Booth. Left to right! T. C. Warren, K. M. Gowing, F. H. Mitchell, Jr., D. B. Metz, P. J. Kelly. 19 W 119 © 30 4S Left to right: R. S. Bicknell, F. M. Brown, H. E. Hoffman, J. W. Harris, R. W. G. Jones. Left to right: O. . Oixon, Jr., J. R. AUard, W. C. Bentley, J. H. Smith, J. L. O ' Keefe, Jr. b Left to right: A. J. Mdano, D. . Wells, F. L. White, K. P. Hughes, F. L. Naylor. Left to right: 11. J. Larsoji, C. S. Lardis, F. J. Christensen, W. W. Goldsmith, U. H. McVay, Jr. Page 511 t I knew that under all that makeup, and all that dress Backstage with the " Bu she was Chase. " Musical Cluh Show. Th ' Theata and Come out from un- der that trapping . . . we know you ' re Mid- shipmen. Lovell: " Boy, I ' d make a swell offi- cer. " Miller: " Hmmm. " ' Chief " Kogers relaxes for the coming ordeal. Entertainineiit Ti -i Salgado and Slradcr muscle it on I this is hoxing? W hillemore and Kowe thrill to the playing of unidentified Mid- shipman. (Midshipmen can do any thing!) Swanson and Kuhlniann, of Mas- I querader fame, talk shop betwcenj acts. I ♦«. » •- -.- ' ir » ■•ik.T «ii5 fi at D!4i l|iii. - ' !1H Rl l»i V ' ■ f 7 k 1 . . s. - 1 i -s. .- »-vr»« ifi ii- 1 . ■• ;- M. U4I ' ■- .. ' V,-. ,- •■ Spring Came s -, 1953 A caption ain ' t really necessary. 1058 I After being inspecte l for (hree years, ive iVitl a Utile iiispeelinj Li ourselves. Those little ole oflierr elassifieatioii test 1053 (: iir Hu i OIK- i r iin- ti,:t69 aiii« ' s I iic ( r flid learn to play well. ' r l ' ision . . . note lh4 la7.«-il fxpr« ' ssii ii» . . . Ilopalon;: ' .assicly, no doubt. (! Xa ' i IM Hollowav addresses the firsties The hin o game to end all bingo games . . , preference numbers! 1953 Hundredth Night . . . we let the plebes see how the niustaril shave felt . . . 1 your ham- burgers taste different lately? The sun shone and the Californians came out of doors. ourselift fSir, I wonder if you could tell me when the fourth class Rs going to have another picnic? " lifted from the Log. And suddenly in the middle of a steam class one day I realized that I was a first classman . . . and about to graduate. When the first shock had worn off " , I nonchalantly climbed down from the fluorescent lighting fixture and finished the ijuiz. After class my mind was in a whirl. Me ... in the fleet . . . who would do my laundry . . . and get me up mornings . . . and tell me when to muster . . . oh, well, it was spring . . . and you know what happens in spring. The first class begins to drop sacks. Take for instance the LOG . . . Cs . ' 1 -y «■■ •- f " tJl • • The LO ; Staff, 1952-53. Standing, left lo righ I : W. (;. Kirk, T. W. Schaaf, K. S. Kickiiell, O. W. Will, J. L. Owens, J. L. llelvey, (.. K. I ' rohaska, E. M. Burtis, M. A. Nassr. Sealpd. left lo right: D. E. Lovell, U. J. Porter. J. T. Bucy, L. Rogers, B. M. Kauderer, W. C. Hall, G. ;. Sherwood, W. Dellart. A typieal LO(; planning meeting. Note free interchange of thought . . . present hut not visihie . . . officer representative. Editor. Bernie kauderer. " A Maltei Cross? ... in my magazine never " ' r! " tULOQ CDR F. J. Coulter, USN, Officer Representative. At the Naval Academy, nearly evervbodv reads the LOG. Mr. I ' . Love, LOC. Engraver, recalls past days of lAM ' . glory i.e. 64 pages, in four (count ' em I colors. Note sad smiles from inner circle. Wednesday afternoon page proof session. " Pass the commas, Ihc (jluc and twelve lines on the Sixth Batt ( hess team, please. " Kassel, Owens and Hall discuss plans for the LOG parody iii the iiilcr- nationally famous Punch. • ' • " A Malil " " faane.Mchaaf and Dellart. transfixed by Lovell ' s mastery of the keyboard. Jwo Sallys ' Sam . . . L. Rogers and Willie Hall encrypt top secret Dnimunique to sixth wing operative. Ten minutes till press time twitch. cigarettes for that nervous " Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of exteniporanea. The LOG is a thing that can never go wrong. And I am Kauderer of Pennsylvania. " . . . Old Folk Song Spring came late that year. The LOG staff knew by the little hibiscus buds on the Superintendent ' s lawn, and by the red rosebuds that were gathering on the debit side of the LOG ' s ledgers. " Oh, rve ain ' t got a barrel of money. Maybe we ' re ragged and funny . . . " Correction: the copy and makeup wasn ' t exactly ragged, but some of the editors looked a little the worse from wear around the edges at times. Seventeen issues came and went ... on a reduced budget. But despite the lack of mere money, despite the terrors of first class year, the LOG climbed upward and the staff discovered fancy trimmin ' s and color on 32 pages ain ' t the bread and butter of a maga- zine. It ' s the teamwork that comes when many minds strive for the same goal. -fir- » madi ft! lalf Harris Wilson, Eililor. lie crarked lln ' whip. Bill I ' liriliiiii, Business Majnif!er. lie pinehed the pennies. Jack Kiissell, I ' hoHiiimithif Editor. lit look the pictures. mj m b WTwrtTf ' bri 1 T P -ltf- r 4 1 S t!2|0 » . M J tatoJilK ' M 1 jfll LCDK Kalph Countrynian, SC, I ' SN, Officer Heprvsentative, He was amused by ihv whole tiling. Uclv B Page 518 fliilOf, iJ OS, hero an- th - nun vho nuult- llu- 1953 LUCKY BA(; a reality. They v« ikf«l unceasingly with no ihoiifihl bul lo produce a Lucky Bag which would make ihe Brigade proud . . . and thus prevent some 926 class- males (who had each willingly, oh. so willingly, donated $li.00 to the cause) from lynching sai«l Lucky Bag Staff. Aside from the small joys Ihe staff got from the Bag, i.e., three small Cadillacs and several very I small diamond rings, il was pure drudgery. They worke l hard. If the Lucky Bag doesn ' t replace television, it isn ' t their fault. Willmr Hays, Associate E litur. lie made the appointments for famous personages to have their pictures taken. Pfnnies, Howard Larson, Assistant Editor. He supplied the eccentric genius. Tak Yoshihara, Associate Editor. He was a go-hetween for ttie Luclvy Bag and the Academic Department Heads. Lane Rogers, Art Editor, although he didn ' t know it. He drew. David Grover, Assistant Business Manager. He forced-draft circulated Lucky Bags. T i| Donald Bailey, .Jssistan If lotographic »,! Editor. He took pictures. i John Perkins ... he supplied the brainwork. Mr. Bassnian, the printer, and Hick Collins, the Lucky Bag Advertising Manager, addi up the millions of advertisements to be found in the 1933 LUCKY BAG. Mr. Baker, the engraver, and Bill Purdum look over engraving proofs. ng -1 i HB i • • Charles Dedrickson . . . he also took pictures. Marvin Merin, .Jr.. the Lucky Bag photographer and Editor Wilson exchange views on photog- raphy. ACKNO » l,En(;KMENTS Page L5 . . . photo by Iuray, New ork. Pages 16 IT . . . Publicity Divi- sion, Kepublican INational Com- mittee. Page 70 . . . Photo of Sieber an«l (iurski . . . .lohn lleddon Co., Lf ndon. Page 81) . . . top picture . . . Oflicial I ' . S. Navy I ' hotograpli. " m.aiMin. R. n. Kassel. Editor-in-Chief. " Why, yes. It is a pleasure to be nie. When the LOG SPLINTER first was established there were a lot of people (Midshipmen people, that is) who thought that was exactly what it would be ... a Log SPLINTER . . . not so . . . not so. Watson Gold- smith, of the laughing eyes and shiny teeth, (or is it the other way around) took the helm and gave the Brigade a new kind of up-to-date journalism . You see, the SPLINTER has special advantages over the LOG , . . IT, the SPLINTER, comes out more often and is smaller. Sports coverage is a snap ... a reader can get all the details of a game the same week the game happens. Bob Kessel, who guided the SPLINTER through 53 ' s last year, fed his writers raw hamburger meat and by beating them with old raspuutniks drove the SPLINTER upward and onward. Coakley took the pictures; Eddy drew the cartoons; Snyder, iNIiller and Stater dabbled in sports; Headland, Conolly, Heiting, Ballough and Goldsmith wrote and sweated issues out with the Editor. When those guys got through, they were frayed around their INIidship- man-Roll-Front-Collars, but the SPLINTER ... a smooth magazine, smart and here to stay. ; The boys gloat over their bylines. (This picture pose l by hand.) Seated, left to right: Stater, Snyder. Standing: Ileiting, Ballough, Miller. Coakley and Conolly laugh over a private joke. Teeth, TEETIt . . . they ' re driving me sane!) (teeth. True greatness can be a little eccentric . . . take a look at them twenty years from now. F ' or identification purposes, left to right. Goldsmith, Headland, Eddy, with Kassel in front. Page 521 -, - . 3i--. " - ' »- ' " 5 — -Z-: " " .- ' j ii ' . . — _ vs. ho 145.1 I nitcd States Naval Academy arsilj and Junior arsitv t ' .reu Team . . . informal. The 1952 Olympic «rew Team . . . i- ' oinial. Left to i ijili I . haki-p.arc. 1 ii Ids, Dunbar, Murphy, Detweiler, Proctor, Frye, Stevens. Deep center, Jones. Bob Detweiler and Coach Ruster Callov -. The 1953 United States Naval Academy Plebe Crew Team. Lacrosse K Hey, the ball ' s behind vmi. yuack: " Excuse me, please, " " Quite all ripht, old lM y, part of the game, you know ' Somewhere, I say, somewhere in there is the ball. The 1953 United States Naval Academy Varsity Lacrosse Team. f Th»» " Commander Gay and Team Captain HolTnei. Small talk between wins. Bender, Spear, Ilendrix, Southerland. Look al ole Tom grin. Loosen up on the racket, Tom. No one ' s going to take it away. Tennis (iroom Lcftwieh a smile or not. ' m n »l sure if that ' s Miirpliy eoniiects. Jean Schulte . . . scorekeeper extraordi- naire ... he dabbled in rackets on the side. The 19. ' 3 United Slates Naval Academy Varsity Tennis Team. Page 526 Thomas, lli lilill and DeGrolV ter o(V . . . pipr llie rod plaid hut on ' ..( " .. IVIaddox Irios for a lonji shot ... 1 could Icll whfllu ' r hi ' niaih- il or not . . . hut I won ' t. r G o 1 f The 19.5.3 United States Naval Academy arsity Golf Team Wade, with that trapped feeling. Commander McElroy and Team Captain Ilall. The joke must have been terrific. SK lit i ii if - . . 4 la 1 ' Track The 195.H I nited Stales Naval Academy Track Team. Take a look at some of the expreswions . . . hnini. dark. Gerd ' s. Thompson, Frederick. Coaches and manager Team Captain Branson and LCDR Lohr. Winged ears, where is your sense of protocol? You on the wrong side. f ' fttf.mifinfiiitf.TTiraaminH Ted Graves of Navy puts his hest fool forward and down. You know I could never see how those hurdlers kept from hreakinfi their necks. il Keid . . . im llie lonji end of the slick . . . well, it ' s loiigter than the other end, isn ' t it ... or isn ' t it? (Charlie Sieber . . . Navy ' s diseus man. Navy ' s .Javelin man . . . Schroeck. I al- ways thought javelin was a kind of bleach. Bob (iameron. Yon shf nl l ha e heard the tales he ha l to tell abont Lagnna beach . . . tch . . . tch. 1 1 i Bob Pierce . . . look at that expression is supposed to be a publicity photo. and this is Sailing The United States Naval Academy 1953 Varsity Dinghy Sailing Team. - ' ■ ' ? " --■ 1 - Si difc- f ' f I " - ♦ ■.■■ cbV cjf S The bosses of the sailing team . and Coach Hefler. Martin, McGurk, LT Lyons White sails and shimmering water ... it looks like real fun. A windy afternoon. Siiiitty ?.li() »sa professional pose . . . do you notice how these dadgum hats keep ruining the pictures . . . Baseball e The United States Naval Academy 1953 ' arsity Baseball Team. 1 ii»i«i. dRU laUVVi iKVy AfiV - ' ' «• ' .0 U - i »— I ' aszlalunitT, ( " hiiday, Hdrclon, Murphy. — : -L y;. ' " " . " mimtmr t».-r And il " s a line drive down by second base . . . the runner ' s off. . . and ladies and gentlemen we take this breif period to acquaint you with the company which has made the broadcast of this game pos- sible . . . blah . . . blah . . and so on. Do you notice that even from the back the Come on Navy, we only need one more out umpire looks blind? . . . stop that guy. I f McClean, Monahan, McCally. Good looking guys, but you can ' t tell it with those hals on. (Shadows on the face is worse than squinting.) Metz pitches himself a fast one. iiort Ml Here, now. No tallying l ark to the spectators. SCORES Navy Opponent 13 Washington 13 Harvard 8 U. of Virginia 19 Penn State 9 U. of Maryland 9 Duke 8 Princeton 7 John Hopkins 12 U. of Pennsylvania 10 Army 5 1 7 1 10 5 13 4 5 7 The ball, the liall. «here " s the hall. Oh, well, we beat them anyway. Shaw, Van Scoyoc, Potter, Dawson. Mr. President VADM Joy and President Eisenhower . . . do you suppose they could be discussing the possibihty of sending the Midshipmen on a Korean cruise? ' ? The President ' s Inauguration Parade . . . boy, did my feet get tired. » .. ' .-»,„„ Po,, Ph„t„ Army Weekend, 3 for 5 u: ' U ' :r m j.r, »!» Finally Army Weekcn.l rollr.l around. W c started it out «ith one of of the Keccpfon (omm.ttee reh,x ...r a ' V " " . " J " ' " ' ' • ' J those famous in.pro„.ptu pep rallies. Then the Arn.y tean.s arrixe.l right: Sey.nour Bartheengh,. Tarlton. , • ' :f ' ' ; ' f ' , ' " " sn ' t he ' an.l were led about l.v th Uerepli,... ( ..n.millee. Aho e the bosses Southerlan.l, Webster. That ( harl.e Cole .s a casual guy, isn t he. The Cheerleaders took over from there (Standing, left to right: Jones, Rogers, Conrad, Lamb, Sturgeon. Squatting, left to right: Henderson. Boggess, Cantor, Stevens, Adams.) and by the time the shouting was over Admiral Hill was ringing the Big E Bell. HF noma • • d ' II • t . fr ■•■■ •« «. 86 " Hfl I- ' ' " -m. f M t, ■. . ' JU ■■ ' , Exams I remember those last exams ... I wasn ' t nervous (They ' ll never bilge me now!) but I spend twenty minutes reviewing Ordnanee. __ y; i,«.i ' " . " i iMl The Lacrosse Team won its star that water cold, Wright? No Mo ' Rivers ' i ■ 1 ' • ' ■ -as? W ' Gentlemen, accustomed as I am irifhl. ,iiti " So we sat there and glared at each other . . . boy, he was ugly. . . . " June Week m Photo by Richie AND at last, June S ' eek was a reality. I had thought about it, looked forward to it,«lreaded it, for what had seemed an eternity and at last it was reaK June Week started with Chapel Sunday morning. Battle scarred from that last exam, I and my classmates met for the last time in Chapel together and received our baccalaureate sermon. It seemed incredible that we had only met four short years before. There were some faces still unfamiliar to me, but I thought, " Probably someone from the zero deck in one of the wings " . . . I had managed to keep my legs in shape by trotting up and down five flights of ladder for three out of four ... it could have been worse, three out of five. But no matter, June Week was . . . and that was all that mattered. Page 539 u I 1 Uwin .(■lf[ liiil IJtf (T- Chaplain Young delivered our baccalaureate sermon and Professor Gilley played the organ (as always) for us lo sing. Laura came to (.hapel and told me after- ward that she thought our service was beautiful . . . and that she had erietl a little. I decided then and there I ' d never tell her that my eyes had been wet, too . . . and that mine had not been the only ones . . . after all. you know how women are. I p-rades P-rades Anil llun iIk ' ic wore ihe parades. When ou stoppetl to think thai they were the last ones to which we would wear " Fool Dress Ahle, " ihey didn ' t seem ha l . . . well, not too had. It seemed I had draf;f;ed that same oltl rifle around for years and years. I stood at present arms and wondered what my parents and Laura thought (she said we looked pretty . . . PRKTTY! that ' s just like a woman) while I endure l all the hell born when a fly decides to walk around on your neck and you can feel the perspiration roll down your legs. I guess I got philosophical about it by the end . . . it all counts on thirty. fi Groom Leftwich leads the Fifth Company out to parade II af step . . . must he a pretty sharp company. I can ' t find anyone out nd the First Company hits the saddle . . . look at that arrogant look on Herndon ' s face . . . looks like he ' s going to hit someone with his guidon. nd the Drum and Bugle Corps thrill the crowd with their symphonic arrangement of " " Taps, " playetl hackwards. Third Set Stripers, Drum and Bugle ( orps. Left to right, Amendt, .J. 11., Fead, L. M., Schucker, K. M., Kuntsmann, C. M., Shirley, W. B. P-RADES E The " E " Dance Air Force Gurski •• ien Done. " gets his Na -j- The •• • Starnes, Brady. ■ Chib Otttcers, left to Van Scoyoc. Baldinger. right: Kane, The " N " Dance . . . pretty, huh? The Hi Color Parade Bill LaLonde gets his kiss from the color girl. Miss Johnson . . . (Mar- garet, to Bill.) VSouliln ' t you like to know what Admiral .loy is think- ing??? Get that expression. Old Glorv changes hands mm mm I discovered that Admiral Joy and Mrs. Joy are very nearly indestructible . . . that many hands . . . I would have been a mass of ([uiveringr jelly. The Admiral s Cardeii Party Fareiii ell Ball I didn ' t know what the I ' lebos thought when I went around to shake han ls with them . . . lull 1 eouhl remember what I thought Plebe year when the Kirsties eame around t€ shake hands with me. IJeauliful, aren ' t lhe . . . one of them was exeept for the $1,500 dollars I still ow6d on it. i that Graduation Morning Nervous? The butterflies in my stomach had butter- flies in their stomachs. Carl, vho for a long time didn ' t think he was going to graduate, received the diplomas for those who graduated with distinction. Senator Sallonstall ga e us our gra luation speech. 1 remember that morning ... I could hardly eat break- fast ... as a matter of fact. I don ' t believe I did. I rushed back up to my room and started dressing feverishly . . . and then realized that it really v as too early ... so I undressed, sat on the bed and smoked cigarettes . . . and chewed my nails. We formed up. finally, and slowly made our v. ay to the hall ... I kept looking around at the guys standing with me . . . we had been through so much together . . . football games, parades. E.D., cruises, lab drills, examinations, parties ... I knew I could never forget ... no matter what happened from then on ... we were a unit ... a class ... we were buddies. " For those who are about to leave, I propose a toast Page 545 1953 1953 K GRADl ATINC; WITH DISTINCTION, IN OKUKR OF MKKIT: Carlisle Albert Herman Trost, Michael Chase Davis, Verne Gilbert No.na ly, Ko lney Lee Borum, Thomas Alfred Majberry, Jr.. Kobert George Kloepper, David Selby Cruden, Richard Clarke Handford, Richard Maxwell ;owins, Wilbur James Mahoney, Harvey Alfred Falk, Jr.. Edward Tyler Scott, Kimbrough Stone Bassett, .John Robert Olson. John WiUard Sloner, Jr., Roger Graydon Booth, Shirley David Frost, John Kndlieh, Francis Arthur Flood, Jr., Kent W ayne Curl, ;e irf;e Oscar Selz. fllarence Martin Kunstmann, .James Edward Green, James Stewart Jordan, Robert Eugene Haydon, Jack Llewellyn Wilson, Donald Wayne Klick, Francis Robert McCleskey, Howard James Larson, George Hubert Adams, Vito Rocco Milano, William Wesley Sullivan, Harold Henry Rumph, Donald Chase oelker, " M " Staser Holcomb, Donald James McAdams, Walter Williams Lake. Fre lcrirk Clifford Andrews, Gerald Edward Weinstein, William Albert Brownie, Richard Thomas Herkner, Richard Taliaferro Wright. Thomas Merrill Barry, .lohn Frederick Frost. 3rd. Ernest Wesley Fergusson, Donald Damien Smith, Edwin Jerome Petersen, Jr., Frederick AU.nzo Aldcn, III, Marshall Lee Kratz, John Thomas Bucy, Jr., James Ray Throop, Robert Ole De, tot PiiLn- 516 Photo by Hayman Studios Olen viler, Thomas Carroll Warren, William Cooke Bentley, James Carton Flaherty, Edward Belz Oppermann, Joseph Gregory DiGiacomo, Frank Markham Brown, Carleton Crosby Hoffner, Jr., Bertram Henry Shoopman, Jr., Thomas Alan MeCreery, Billy Ray Harrison, John Allen Eddy, Sam Houston Huffman, Jr., John James Cardwell, Robert Ashmore Foster, Peyton Randolph Wise, H, Winchell MeKendree Craig, Jr., Normal Earl Griggs, Clarence Edward Moore, John Daniel O ' Connell, Stuart Brown Herndon, James Jay Joslin, Richard Adams Harris, William Harvey Snouse, Osmund Woodward Dixon, Jr., John Howard Carr, Donald Preston Rhude, Robert Harry Kasscl, Lloyd Henry Giesy, Dietrich Henry Kuhlmann, Bill Newton Davis, Takeshi Yoshihara, Arthur John Deex, Thomas Carroll Parker, Jr. Charles Thomas Butler, Billy Wayne Ray, Billy Gene Starnes, Larry Harmon Laird, John Welling, ton Swan, William Kenneth Tracy. Charles Griswold Bo wdish, Wallace Cooper Scott, Til, David Skinner Bigelow, Don Vinton Wells. William Thomas Prewett, John Raymond AUard, William Eugene Trueblood, Robert Stanley Bicknell, George OrviUe Charrier, Clarence Edgar Brunson, III, Francis LeRoy Roach. Page 547 Everyone was glad to graduate . . . but one was particularly glad Scolpino . . . make with the grin, glad to have you with us. . Attaboy, 1 it 1 ■ And Mom fastened my right shoulder board on me . . . what a feeling ... I could have licked the world at that moment . . . and when Laura put the other one on, I could have licked the universe. Just a formation . . . but one thing makes it pretty good .53 is not ill it. Page 548 Vl,„l„l,v ;•.,.. .l„r,Um " 11 I ■ariWayfOUMaMMMii And Laura Was Mine Page 549 i,,ft .-« » ' ' I ■ • " ' •Th ' »i •• ' V» ' " ,.»» ■ V»a tta " ,»«»» Vor c o rA« ,V»r lo ' L v.» ' ' " . ,«!» ' vb«- rtor " ' i«|t ■ ■x V. " " - iU.- .»» ' , U ' Dedication Yes, this is a strange place for the dedication of a book. Ordi- narily a book has its dedicat ion at its beginning: this is not an ordinary dedication. Dedications are made to men who are famous and self sacrificing. In a sense, the recipient of this dedication is famous and self sacrificing. Who? The Average Midshipman. He was the guy who lived next door to you. The guy who never had six stripes. The guy who was never captain of a sports squad but ran plenty of steeple chase. Just an average young man . . . maybe you. You may never do anything which will make you famovis indivi- dually, but you are famous. What American has never heard of Annapolis and the Brigade of Midshipmen at least once in his life? And who is the Brigade of Midshipmen? No one individual. The Brigade is a unit and it is composed of units. On the last count, the unit is you. Average Midship- man. So, here ' s to you, Mister. The 1953 LUCKY BAG is yours. Page 551 end PAGE INIIKX TO FIIC T C LA.SS BlOlii IK Al HIES AF Air Force Flyinp AG Air Force Grouinl L Ahele. H. K L Abrahamson, D. A. MC Adams. C. H AF Adams. H.W.. L Adler. H.K. L Adorney. F . . L Agee. . . B L Aiaii. H. C. K L Albers. V. P .... L Albright. R. K AG Alden, F. A., III... AF Allard. J. R AG Allen. D. E . . MC Allen. T. H.. Ji- L Allen. W. D AG Aller. R. O D Almen. R. E. . MC Alves. E. R.. Jr. . L Amendt. J. H . . L Ammerman. D. J L . nderson. CO. L Anderson. F. P L Anderson, R. C L Anderson. R. N . . . . L Andrews, F. C L Apted, G. L L Armel. L. O. II. . L Arastrong. P. M.. Jr L Avrit, R. C AF Axlev. J. H . . G Bachman. S. L. . L Baciocco, A. J., J L Bagby, H. O SC Bailey. D. P AG Baker. D. G AF Baker, J. D .4G Baker, L. K AG Baker, R.W. MC Baldinger. J. D L Baldwin. C.C .4F Barchiesi, C. A. . L Barke, A. R L Barnes, H. G., Jr L Barnes, R. G. . . . L Barry, T. M L Barthelenghi, G. H AF Bassett, K. S L Bassett. M. S. . . . L Beard, D.W AF Bearman, R. S. . . L Beat, R. 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M 145 P«ge 553 PACE I DEX TO FIRST CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Jr L Ezzell, L. J L Fagan, D. F L Falk, H. A., Jr. . AF Farnsworth, H. C L Fead. L. M AF Feaga. R. F., Jr. . L Feeney. R. L. . L Fehl, F. C, Jr L Fellowes. F. G. L Fellows. C. D L Felt. D. L L Fergiisson, R. W . . . L FLscher. D. H SC FLshback. B. L., Jr. . AF Fisher. D. R L Fitzgerald. T. W., Jr AG Flaherty. J. C AG Flahive; J. C L Flood, F. A.. Jr .. . . L Florance. J. E., Jr. . L Flynn, F. P L Flynn, M. D L Foley, J. E L Fontenot, R. D.. AF Ford, R. A., Jr. AG Foster. R. A MC Fowler. W. H., Jr. L Fox. C. W., Jr AF Foy, J. L L Eraser, G. K., Jr. AF Frederick, G. A.. AF Fredlund, W. A. . . AF Freeman, T. C. . . SC Freese, R. F L Frick, J. F L Frier. J. M., Jr L Frost, J. F., 3d L Frost, S. D L Fudge, D. A . . . L Fiirey, L. T L Furgerson, J. A . . . L Gallagher. H. L AF Gallivan, J. P. L Gantt, R. G L Gardner, L. J . . . AF Garretson, R. C. . AG Gavcius, S AF Giesy, L. H L Gildea. J. A. L Gilmore, A. H SC Gilpen, F. M SC Girod. R.O. L Glazier, . . S. L Godek, J L Goldner. R. R.. L Goldsmith, W. W.. AF Gonano, R. A.. Jr. . L Goodwin, W. D . . . AF Gorman, R. E . AF Gourlay, W., Jr . . . SC Govan, D. M L Gowing, R. M L Gradel, R... L Graf, F. A., Jr. . AF Grair, J. A SC Graham, V. W . . . L Greaney, T, L AF Greaves, G. H . . . L Greeley. M.T.. L Green, H.J AF Green, J. E. . MC Greene, J. W.. SC Greenwood, J, L., ,1 L Griggs, N . E . AG Gross, H. E AG Gro.ssman, B AF Grover, D. B L Gurnsey, R. A. . . . AG Gurski, J. M Page . 267 . 396 . 331 r i 267 396 . 331 . ll.i 20.) 397 331 332 332 206 332 267 268 397 268 206 Uh 116 116 397 268 333 1.5.5 1.5.5 398 116 398 333 333 398 117 117 399 117 399 455 .399 118 118 331 206 100 100 207 269 269 269 1.56 331 456 456 157 457 457 270 331 335 335 335 458 270 148 336 207 149 207 336 458 270 336 119 400 208 149 337 L Hackney, T. M L Halin, F., Jr . . L Ilaig, R. R.. L Haley, R. J . . AF Hall, B. M. . AF Hall, G. R 208 271 271 337 337 338 L L L AG L AG i K; MC L I. 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A Holley, M. M., Jr Holmes, D. S., Jr . ll(,lt, J. J. Hope, E. G., Jr. . Hopkins, David F Hopkins, Daniel J Hopkins, L. B.. Ilostcltler. S. J. Houston, A. W. . Howell, D. W. . Hozev, I. D., Jr. . Hubal. A. E.. Jr Hubbell, W. B. . . Hullman, S. H., Jr Hughes, K. P. . . Ilukill. H. D., Jr.. HuUhins. W. P... Hutchinson, K. F. Hyatt, J. K., Jr. . Jaksina. S. C. . James, J. M Jatras, G Javnes, J. K Jelinek. J, J Jenkins. F Jenkins, J. R.. Jr. Johnson. A. L .lohnson, ( ' .. A. E., Jr John,s,,n. II. A... Johnson, L. F. Johnston, J. M. , Jones, D. B Jones, F. G . . Jones, H. B., Jr. . . Page 338 271 338 150 339 150 339 458 272 272 339 401 27 " T59 310 310 159 273 401 150 273 273 151 401 274 3 10 459 274 151 208 209 151 402 271 460 341 152 460 402 275 275 275 209 276 209 402 460 276 403 461 341 152 152 341 276 27 7 277 461 342 461 ' 77 209 209 278 209 403 462 342 211 153 278 AG Jones, O. L., Jr. . AG J mes. R. D MC Jones. R. T MC Jones. R. W. G I. Jones. T. W., Jr. L Jordan, J. S . L Joslin, J. J I, Jovce. B. K A(; Judd. W. M AF L L L L L L L L L AF L AF MC L AG L L L AF L L L L MC L L L I. SC L AG L L AF L L L AG L L MC MC h AF 1 AF L L 153 K 403 L 462 SC 1.53 AG 154 L 278 404 AG L 462 1.54 1, 101 151 .MC 211 L 279 A ; 155 SC 463 L kane, I. W . . . k archer. R. k kassel. R. H kattniann. R. H Kauderer, B. M . kaye. M. C keimig. A. D., Jr kellev. R. A. . kelly ' , P. J . kennedy, W. E. . kergosien. P. J. . ketzner. H. T. . . killian. D. J. . king. J. E.. Jr . kirk. W. G . kittler. S. J klee, R. E. klick, D. W kloepper, R. G. . kloepping, H. E knight, R. H .. . knighton. G. W., kniss. D. E. knotts, P. I koch. D, F . . kotick. R. E kratz, M. L. . kraynak, J. P krochmal, A. F knise. C. H., Jr knisi. P. H kucvk. P. M.... kullel, R. W. . . kulilmann, D. H kunstmann, C. M Laird, L. H Lake, W. W . LaLonde, W. F Lamb, C. W . . . Lammers, F. E., J Lanier, R.J... Lardis. C. S . Larrew, M. F. . Larson, H. J . . . Laut ' man. R. F . Laughlin. G. F., Jr Lawler, W. A. . . 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Jr. Molntvre. P. T MiLauglilin. B. B . . McLean. T. J McVay, D. H. Mercier. A. G Merget. A. G Merica. C. A Mets. D. H . Metz. D. B. Metz. B. P Meyer. V. C. Jr. . Mitidleton. C. O., Ill Milan... V. R .. Millard. G. A. . . Miller. C. V.. Jr Miller. E. K Miller. G. D Miller. J. J., Jr. Miller, R. K Miller. V. S., Jr. Miller. W. v.. Jr... Mitchell. F. H.. Jr. Mitchell. T. J. Mittell. D. P.. Molnar. L. B. . Monroe. . D. Moonan. B. L. . Mooney, J. B., Jr. Moore. C. E . . . Moore. C. H., Jr. . Moore, F. W., Jr. . . Moore, R. J Moreau. A. S., Jr. . . Morelli. F. P Morgan. J. D Morgan, J. R . . . Morgan, L. L . . . Moriarty, E. S Morrison, J. H., Jr. Morse. E. A Moulton. J. C.. . Muench, G. W Muhlig. J. R., Jr. . . Muka. J. A., Jr Mullender. T. J., Jr Mumford, C, E. . . . , Jr III . (;i.; P. GK Page :M7 L Mur|)h . E. F.. Jr . 173 1. Herd. C. A 478 1 . " ' ) L Mnrtagh. T. J . 173 1. Bellitt. B. E 226 28:5 HI ' ) Mnsorraliti. F. A . . 163 A(; Beid. B. E 227 v(; Myers. J. A HI 1, Beilh. G.. Jr (; Bhude. n. P 357 419 I0 » 1, Na lor. F. 1, 173 1, Rice. 1). W 227 Ml » AF Neiri, B. A . . 286 L Bichanlson. H. M. . . 169 l. " )i) L Nelson, (i. E.. Jr 353 AG Richiirilson. W. J. , 169 I.) ' ) L Nel.son, l . 171 L Bigdon. R. H 178 :UT L Neshill, H. J . 115 AG Bindahl. (i. F 358 lliO L Ne arez. . . . . . 286 G Ritchie. V. II.. Jr 227 217 L Newiihani. B. L 351 1, Bilz. M. C 167 1()(1 A(; Newsoinc. B.. Jr 115 L Boa.h. F " . L 228 21K L . olan. B. V 35 I At; Bobbins. B. E 478 III) L L L Nomadv, V. (! Norbv. ' M. B Nordi J. B 223 C Huberts 1 A 3H 358 2K:! 223 1 Ml llliriS( )TI W A. - ' - 228 :UK " U5 1, Bobson. HE 291 21H L North, B. B 223 F Bodda. B.J 479 KiK L Northrop. B. E 116 L Bodgers, J. B . 119 :u« L Bodgers. J. R 170 211! AF Ochs. L. E 354 D Boe, D., Jr. . 170 110 O ' Connell. J. D. 164 L Boepke, J. B 228 K)M M(; OC.onnell. P. J. 164 MC Bogers, L 291 K)4 MC Ogdcn. B. F 286 MC Rojo. M.. Jr. . 358 :U8 L Okeele. J. L.. Jr 116 XV Bomer, J. J 229 t69 L OLeary, J. B., Jr. 355 L Boss, W. T., Jr . 291 160 L OHver, ' P. S., Jr 116 AG Roth, W. L. 170 :5W L Olson. C. B . 174 SC Rothenheiger, D. J . . . 292 1()1 AF ( Ison. James R 164 D Royslon. M. W . 171 214 L Olson. John B . 474 L Bui.b. U. R . . 171 21 » L Olson. J. S. 287 D Ruckman. BE 359 281 AF ( »pperniann, E. B. . 224 L Huddick. G. R., Jr 359 214 MC On. A. J 287 L Rudolph, F. A., Jr 420 220 AG Ortiz-Benitez, M 165 AF Rumph, H. H 479 161 SC Osborn. R. H 475 AF Russell. J. L. . . 120 :iw L Ostronic, F. J . . 287 AG Russell, W. C., Jr . 479 110 L Ryan, W. A 359 220 L Paolucci. D. C . 355 111 L Pape. W. J, II 288 AG St. John. J. W Ot .T 161 L Parker, T. C., Jr.. 288 SC Salgado, P. B ' ' 180 170 MC Paro, E. E., Jr. . . 355 .4G Salzman, K. M OOi) 162 L Paulk. J. E 117 AG Sammis. D. S., Jr. . 229 HI L Panlsen, B. E 117 L Sassano. J. P • g :5W L Peckworlh. D. 356 AF Sawyer, T. C 180 162 V Pedersen, A. A. 175 SC Scearce, B, W., Jr 420 170 L Perot. H.R 165 L Schaaf. T. W 171 170 P Perry, J. W., Jr U7 AF SchalVrath, H. G., Jr. 172 :}.- o P Personette, A. J 224 L Sclmller, B. A 293 220 P Pertel, J. A 224 AG Schaub. J. E 230 HI L Peters, E. R ' .. " . 225 L Schermerhorn, J. B 480 ii.iO L Peters, W.J 288 SC Schlaufman, L. C 293 3.50 L Petersen, E. J., Jr. . . 225 AG Schmidt. C.E 293 tl2 L Peterson. G. E., Jr. . 284 L Schmitt. G. E 421 171 L Pettit, T. E H8 L Schmitz, R. J. . . 230 171 MC Pfeifle. R. C. . . 165 AG Schoderbek, S. E 230 162 L Phillips. J. T 175 AF Schroder, A. H . 360 171 L Pickett, G. D 176 AF Schroeck, F. J., Jr 231 3. 1 AG Plank, R. V 176 MC Schucker. R. M 421 221 L Piatt. A. W 166 AF Schuerger, J. A 481 172 L Ploss, J. H 166 L Schulte, J. H 294 3.-)l AG Plumnier. VV. A 166 SC Schwenz, R. W. 421 112 AG Pochari. r. R . . 167 SC Scolpino. F. H., Jr 422 163 L Poland. J. R. . 476 L Scott. E. T 294 3.il D Pope. J. F.. 177 4G S ott. W. C., Ill 231 281 AG Porter, D.J 225 L Sebring, L. H .. . 291 3.52 L Porter, D. N . 167 L Selz. G.O .... 360 3.52 L Potter. A. M., Jr 289 L .Seymour, E. R 360 3.52 L Powell, J. B 418 AF Sh ' adburn. T. H . .231 221 L Prewett, W. T 118 D Shaidnagle, R. H. . 172 172 L Prickett, B. L 356 L Shakespeare, F. B . . . 122 281 L Prieb. C. R . . 289 L Shappell, J. R. 181 172 D Prien. W. F. 356 L Sharrah, R. L. .. 172 285 AG Pringle. H. G., Jr 290 L Shay. F. L 361 28.5 L Purdnm, W. H. 226 MC Sheahan, R. R .. . 232 U2 L Purser, F. O., Jr 167 L Sheeley. E. E., Jr 232 413 L Purvis, R.S 226 MC Sherlock, J., Jr 361 413 AG Sherman, S H., Jr . 295 OOJ L Quirk, J. T 357 AG Sherwood, G. G. . 232 285 AG Quirk, Vm. Jerome .... 168 L Shirley, W.B.. . 122 ' y-Ti L Quirk, Vm. Joseph . . 357 L Shoopman, B. H., Jr. 181 353 L Shrewsbury, L. H., II. 173 113 L RalTaele, R.J .... 477 D Shuck, T. L 233 til 222 m 163 AG L L L Rallis, L. G Ramsey, W. E Randall. H. F., Jr Randall. H. V. . . .... 168 290 168 177 MC Shure, A. H AF Sieber, C. E L Sima, F, F.. Jr. . L Simnums, A. J 233 182 233 173 353 MC Ray, B. V 419 ' i. ' . ' AG BeiinKjn, E. H.. Jr. 290 MC Simpson, V. A. 182 eJ5 Paee 555 PAGE IXDEX TO FIRST CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Jr. AK Sinnott. J. P. H . AF Sisco. B. J L Skerrett, R. J. . . L Skomsky, L. J. . . MC Slack, T.W L Sladky, J. A AF Sluss M. C. L Smith, A. A AF Smith, B. D L Smith, D. Baxter AF Smith, D. D AF Smith, D. H L Smith, D. W L Smith, J. C . . MC Smith, J. H L Smith, N. A. . AG Smith, R. L. . L Smith, T. J AF Smitherman, J. A. . . . AG Smoak, B. V MC Snead, D. L L Snively, A. B., III. .. L Snoiise, W. H . . L SnufTin, J. A L Snyder. N. C L Sokol, J AF Sollars, J. J N Sologuren, L MC Somers, A. H L Sonnenhurg, P. N . . . , L SoutherlamI, T. C, Jr L Spar, E. F I) Spencer, D L Spencer, B. S., Jr AG SperHng, D. P L Spiller. F. W L Stafford, F. B L Stafford, K. B AG Stark, D.M. L Starnes, B. G AF Starnes, C. C, Jr AG Stater, N. A AF Steeker, G. B., Jr. L Steigerwald, B. M . . AF Stephens, J. E AF Stevens, B. P MC StolTelen, P. L L Stoner, J, W., Jr. L Storm, B. E L Stride, W. F. A., Jr. . L Strohecker. F. M . . L Strong, D. L L Struven, R. L MC Stucker, G. G L Studebaker, C. A. . . . L Stiintz, J. B L Sturgeon, W. J., Ill D Sturges, J. B., Jr. . . . MC Sullivan, T. L L Sullivan, W. W AF Sutter, B AF Swan, J. W Page 482 234 483 123 423 361 233 362 295 362 295 423 296 483 424 362 233 . 296 . 483 . 484 363 . 296 297 173 484 174 . 235 . 174 . 297 424 484 297 424 174 42.S . 363 . 298 . 235 . 298 . 363 364 485 235 298 . 425 . 236 . 485 236 236 299 . 485 . 475 . 175 . 175 , 364 . 476 486 . 299 486 . 364 . 476 . 237 AF Swanson, H. L., Jr L Switzer, W. G., Jr. L Svkes. L. B L AF L L L L L SC L L L L L L L MC L L L AG L L L L D AG L AF Talbot. F. B., Jr. Tallmadge, T. . . Tarlton. J. E.. Tarplev. W. A . . . Taylor; E. B., Jr. Tavlor. B. B. . Tavlor, T. H. Terry. D. G. W Thalman. J. E . . . Thies. V. L. . Thole. C. P. Thomas. C. C.. Ji Thomas. D. W . . Thomas. F. J. . . Thompson, W. M Throop, J. R. . Tiede, H. R Toland, H. J. C, Tolman. M. H . . Tortora. A. M Tracy, W.K Trammell, W. D Trost. C. A. H . . Truax. E. C. . . Trueblood. W. E Trunz. J. P., Jr Turk. C. W Tuttle. J. R.. Tvler. G. E. L L MC L SC L AG MC MC AF AF L L AF AF L L SC L MC AF AF L Jr L Umberger, B. C . AG Unger. J. L. . L Upshaw. D. E. . Vahlkamp. E. W Vail. J. L Vandersluis. J. P VanHoof, E. B VanScoyoc. J. S Velasquez Suarez, F. A Vernia. T. J.. Jr. Vidano. A. J Viers. W. G., Jr. . . Vigee, E. E Villaret, A. L Vining. A. D.. Jr. . . . Voelker. D. C Vogt. D. A .. . . . VonHausen, W. V Vosseller, J. H Voyer, I. L.. Jr. Wadsworth. B. A., J Wagner. D. F . Waid. S. B Wakitsch. H. E. Waldron. D. L. Walker, C. S . Page 237 365 365 175 299 426 176 365 176 300 237 300 486 366 487 176 300 177 301 177 366 301 301 487 238 487 302 177 238 488 488 238 302 366 178 367 427 178 427 302 239 427 488 303 428 428 367 303 428 301 239 178 304 239 240 .367 429 489 L L AF L L I, I) I, L SC L AG L L AF AF AG L L L AG L SC SC AF L L L MC L L L L SC SC L L L D L L L L L L AF MC L Page Walker. J. B.. Jr 179 Walker. P. R 240 Wallner. N 489 Walters. H. L.. Jr 240 Ward. G. P 241 Warren. T. C 368 Warzecha. E. T 179 Watson. L. H, Jr 368 Weaver, J. Q 489 Weber, B.J 368 Webster. J. M 305 Weinstein. G. E 369 Wellings, J. F 305 Wells, D. V 490 Wells. W. H.. Jr 429 Welsh. J. C 429 Westermeier. J. T 490 Westmoreland, R. M 241 Whitcomb, R. A 430 White. C. E 490 White. F. L 491 Whittemore. A. B 491 Will, G. W 369 Willenbrink, J. F 241 Willever, E. L 242 Williams. L. A., Jr 179 Williams, R. L 306 Williams. B. M 130 Williams. B. W 180 Wilner. J. D 242 Wilson. G. A. 243 Wilson, H. F. 491 Wilson. J. L. . 369 Wilson. V. E.. Jr . 492 W ise. P. B.. II 243 Wise. B. S 244 Wolcott. F. B.. Ill 241 Wolke. V. B. C . 370 Wood. E. K.. Jr 492 Wood. J. P 306 Woods. B. C 492 Woodworth, E. P 430 Woolley. H. T 431 Worth. E. B Wright. C. H., Jr Wright, J. D Wright, K. L., Jr . Wright. B. T... 370 245 180 181 307 Yoshihara. T Young. D. B., Jr. . Young. J. A Youngjohns, B. P. Youse. J. A 493 431 493 307 371 Zahn, B. C 371 Zebrowski, J. P 493 Zellmer. M. E. L 491 Zimolzak. F 181 Zirps. C 245 Page 556 m m 131 a m m K 131 3;i 3;i a; Page 557 Thanks, LUCKY BAG for the OPPORTUNITY and the OBLIGATION! When Midshipmen Harris Wilson and Bill Purdum and their Staff honored us with the opportunity to print and bind the 1953 Luc}{y Bag, it became for us an obligation to provide craftsmanship and service above and beyond the terms of the contract. This we have done to the full extent of our abilities. We hope that this book— the result of the combined efforts of Staff, photogra- phers, photoengraver and ourselves— measures up to every wish and 111 itl expectation. The Yearbook Division of MID-STATE PRINTING COMPANY Jeiferson City, Missouri ifrate er Your makers of fine plates for one or multicolor printing I PUBLICITY ENGRAVERS, INC. 107-109 east Lombard st., Baltimore 2, Maryland Page 558 t MERIN STUDIOS SPECIALISTS IN YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY. PROVIDING HIGHEST QUALITY WORKMANSHIP AND EFFICIENT SERVICE FOR MANY OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES YEARLY OFFICL4L PHOTOGRAPHERS to the 1947 - 1948A 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 LUCKY BAG Portraits of all First Classmen appearing in these Publications have been placed on file in Our Studios and can be Duplicated at Any Time for Personal Use. V rite or Call Us for Further Information. Pe 5-5776, 5777 1010 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA 7, PENNA. Pagejo! Paee 559 A Pairchild C-119 ihHHHHA flying Boxcar can easily transport a Medical Unit consisting of two ambulances, ten men, twenty litters and twenty medical chests. . . to an airhead and unload it in a matter of minutes and it is " being done every day! MHENGINE AND AIRPUNE CORPORATION HAGERSTOWN MARYLAND Other Divisions : Guided Missiles Division, Wyandonch. Long Island. N Y • Engine Division, Farmingdole. N. Y. Page 560 Ancient Problem. . . MODERN SOLUTION For centuries, a mariner ' s only instruments of navigation were the sun and stars. Then came early forms of compasses and astrolabes— primitive instruments— but at least they relieved navigators from utter dependency on the solar system. With the development of the Sperry Gyro-Compass early in the 20th Century, a new era was born ... an era that made navigation an exact science. While great improvements had been made in magnetic compasses and sextants, for the first time navigators had in the Gyro-Compass a true-north GYROSCOPE COMPMY DIVISION OF THE SPERRY CORPORATION seeking direction indicator free from the disturbing influences of electrical storms, ship ' s magnetism, variation and deviation due to local attraction. With the advent of loran and radar Sperry brought further peace of mind to the shipmaster in helping him surmount the hazards of heavy weather. Sperry Loran gives the modern mariner his position any- time, in all weather, anvwhere within range of radio signals from land-based transmitting stations. Sperry Radar is his safeguard and protection when visi- bilitv is poor . . . permitting his ship to operate on schedule through fog, rain and darkness. Today, this group of three Sperry instruments— with their complementary auxiliaries— provides a vessel with a modern means of making navigation safer, simpler and more efficient. GREAT NECK, NEW YORK IN CANADA CLEVELAND • NEW ORLEANS • LOS ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED • SEATTLE • BROOKLYN MONTREAL. QUEBEC Page 561 .- You can ' t tell — if you try to track this balloon. Because it ' s drifting at 40,000 feet— out of sight and beyond the range of optical tracking systems! But a new radar, developed by RCA for the military, can clearly " see " the balloon in any weather, track it accurately, tell how high it is, show how fast it ' s moving. Result: Exact wind direction and speed infor- malion at specific altitudes ! Here ' s how the system works. A free balloon carrying a radar reflector is released. The new RCA ground radar follows the balloon as it rises and drifts with the wind. Signals are reflected back to the radar— accu- rately directing the movement of the pedestal that feeds data to an electronic computer. From this equip- ment, wind velocities at specific elevations are pre- sented on teletype to be read on the site, or at some remote point. All this automatically — and with greater economy than with previous systems! " Wind intelligence " like this makes accurate weather forecasts possible— days in advance. It is invaluable in aiming heavy artillery and in directing long-range aircraft and guided missiles! Just one more example of how RCA research and applied engineering activ- ities are providing our Armed Forces with better electronic equipment. Get acquainted with the RCA engineers and field technicians in your Branch of Service. VeKIHO f tODUC Page 562 il STETSON IS THE NAVY ' S FAVORITE FOOTWEAR . . . as it has been for more than 60 years Navy Exchange Officers everywhere are authorized to order Stetson Shoes for you. (Available for immediate shipment. I Ask for them by number, as indicated below. The Stetson Shoe Co., Inc., South Weymouth 90, Mass. White buckskin dress oxjord 1206 Black calf 1202, Tan calf 1241 AFLOAT or ASHORE you can buy STETSONS through your Navy Exchange stetson ) SHOES FOR MEN Pagfo Page 563 Pace 564 h ! . :ifflt ) » _ -S ' jz ' -i- WHAT DOES THE ' 53 PLYMOUTH ' S NEW Bal MEAN TO YOU? Before you even think of buying any new car. drive the new 1953 Plymouth— at your dealer ' s now! Plymouth is in- troducing something new in ride-engi- neering—a new way of keeping the ride in true balance—so the great new 1953 Plymouth steers and rides like no other car in the low-priced field. Also, the engine is stepped up to 100 horsepower with new, higher 7.1 to 1 compression ratio . . . and there ' s a new one-piece curved windshield ... a new truly bal- anced body design with more usable space inside . . . other new features you ' ll want to see! iVew control of PITCH In the ' 53 Plymouth, the masses of weight are placed where they ' ll resist forward- and-back or pitching motion of the car. Rear springs are synchronized to react a split-second faster than front ones, so they catch up with the rebound of the front springs and keep the ride level. Equipment and trim are subject to availability of materials TSew control of ROLL You ' ll notice how the new ' 53 Plymouth refuses to tip or sway, and how it " cor- ners " like a cat on the sharpest curves! The center of gravity has been lowered, the frame is 4 inches wider and the new, wider rear springs are angle-mounted to resist roll. New control of JOUNCE Rear springs are wider. Rear axle is set farther forward on the springs, so wheels stay firmly on the road while allowing full spring action. And you get the famous Onflow shock absorbers, too. Result- smooth going over the roughest roads! a PLYMOUTH Division ol CHRYSLER CORPORATION Detroit 31, Michigan NEW THERE ' S MORE QUALITY IN IT-YOU GET MORE VALUE OUT OF IT PajfjM Paee 565 f Qf (pi ill BO pfi m poi SERVING EUROPE. ..AFRICA. ..ASIA... AUSTRALASIA Page 566 ■ I ' CHESTERFIELD FIRST PREMIUM QUALITY CIGARETTE TO OFFER BOTH REGULAR KING-SIZE BOTH regular and king-size Chesterfields are premium quality cigarettes and come in the smart white pack. BOTH contain only those proven ingredients that make Chesterfield the best possible smoke: the world ' s best tobaccos, pure, more costly moistening agents (to keep them tasty and fresh), the best cigarette paper that money can buy— nothing else. BOTH are much milder with an extraordinarily good taste and, from the report of a well-known research or- ganization — no unpleasant after-taste. BOTH are exactly the same in all respects. There is absolutely no difference except that king-size Chesterfield is larger — contains considerably more of the same tobaccos — enough more to give you a 21% longer smoke, yet costs little more. Buy CHESTERFIELD.iHv Mi Copytight 1952. Lccnr Mv£ s Toe- cco Co. Page 567 scope! The fields served by General Dynamics Corporation are unusually diversified. At Canadair, our aircraft plant, we apply the latest in aerody- namics to building transport planes and jet fighters. We are also specialists in elec- trodynamics, having designed and manufactured electric mo- tors for 73 years. Our long experience in hydro- dynamics, applied to the devel- opment of the submarine and many types of surface craft, is unique in American industry. Today, on the exciting thresh- old of " nude adynamics " , we are pioneering the application of atomic energy to propulsion by building the first two atomic powered submarines. In the air . . . on land . . .on and under the sea... the scope of General Dynamics Corporation is indeed unparalleled. GENERAL DYNAMICS GD DIVISIONS EB CL ED ' o Tv-? - T - ' ' -l flO " 1 GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION • 445 PARK AVENUE. NEW YORK • PLANTS: GROTON. CONN . BAYONNE. N. J.. MONTREAL. CANADA Page 568 IF YOU OWN ONE OF THESE... ' ' ' fcs -Vjt GvMsi w i fe genuine Chryskr Corj? oration Parts and Aeeessories « ili I. The name MoPar means parts and accessories made specially for your Plymouth, Dodge, De Soto or Chrysler car or your Dodge " Job-Rated " Truck. 2. Engineered and inspected by the 3. Tliey fit right and worli right because engineers of Chrysler Corporation who they are made right. You enjoy lasting designed your car or truck . . . and who satisfaction with the better performance maintain the original high standards. and long life of MoPar parts. .Whatever you may need is readUy available. MoPar offers a complete line of parts and accessories for cars and trucks built by Chrysler Corporation. Look for the MoPar sign- You can get MoPar parts and accessories from the thousands of Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler dealers, also many general service and repair shops. CHRYSLER CORPORATION, PARTS DIVISION • DETROIT 31, MICHIGAN Page 569 With the Young Officers About to Embark on Your Naval Career Go THE Best Good Wishes of JACKSON MORELAND ENGINEERS and CONSULTANTS Design and Supervision of Construction Reports — Examinations — Appraisals — Machine Design — Technical Publications BOSTON NEW YORK oiie-piece ' pipe lines for your sliip I. Preparalion for brazing 2. Tube is healed 3. fitting ii healed 4. Both tube and fitting healed . . . made with WALSEAL VALVES AND FITTINGS It " s likely you ' ll soon be one of the lucky lads assigned to a vessel whose copper, brass, or copper-nickel pipe- lines are fitted with silver brazed joints made up with Walseal Valves and Fittings. " ' Walseal, " ' a registered trade-mark of the Walworth Company, identifies valves and pipe fittings having factory-inserted rings of silver brazing alloy in lieu of threads in the ports. The factory-inserted rings insure full penetration, and when Walseal is installed, the result is a " one-piece pipeline " which is leakproof, vibration proof, corro- sion-resistant, and generally trouble-free. Joints made with Walseal Valves or Fittings cannot creep or pull apart under any temperature, pressure, shock, or vibration which the pipe itself can withstand. Good luck! WALWORTH valves and fittings 60 EAST 42nd STREET, NEW YORK 17, N. Y. Distributors in Principal Centers Throughout the World NATIONAL ELECTRONICS LABORATORIES INCORPORATED Contractors for the Armed Services WE EXTEND OUR SINCERi: HEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1953 Page 570 Word from the Admirals . . . Says Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King: " I have been a member of the U. S. Naval Institute for ahnost fifty years. I would urge all hands of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to become members in order to keep in touch with the progress in any part of sea power. " ivilli itifies rinjs wrts. Says Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz: " III my own midshipman days it was the custom for the entire gradu- ating class to become members of the Naval Institute before graduation. It is an excellent introduction to commissioned service which I hope is still pursued by the graduates of the Naval Academy and the N.R.O.T.C. universities and colleges. " Says Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.: " The need for every naval ofTicer to be a well-founded, well-informed man is a vital one. There is no better way to achieve this than via some such medium as the Naval Institute and tiie .Vf (« fn.slitiiie Proceedings: ' ■piece wro- loiiits ■epor ior H ,v. torld For over seventy-five years the United States Naval Institute has been a pioneer in naval professional thought and scientific progress. For over seventy-five years all of the Navy ' s great leaders and future leaders have been members and supporters of the Naval Institute. You are now invited to full fellowship with them in the oldest of American professional military societies. INIidshipmen and other officers of tiie V. S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are eligible for regular membership; their friends and relatives in the other services or in civilian Ufe are eligible for associate membership. Membership dues are but S3.0() per year, which brings with it without additional cost a full year ' s subscription to the United States Naval Insliliite Proceedings, a monthly magazine filled with unusual photographs and in- valuable professional articles and reviews. To obtain complete details of tliese and other henelits of numhership address U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND Pagf ' ' ■ili Page 571 BASKETBALL SHOES by BATCO AT LEADING SPORTING GOODS STORES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES BATA SHOE COMPANY, INC. BELCAMP, MARYLAND SULLIVAN SCHOOL Effective preparation for Annapolis, West Point, Coast Guard Academy, and all Colleges WENDELL E. BAILEY, Grad. U.S.N.A.. ' 34 Principal Box B, 2107 Wyoming Avenue, X. W. WASHINGTON 8, D. C. (ST. 1911 JLANCg 1ST. ! !■ 608 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 815 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, California 121 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, California 1915 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 221 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York SETH S. 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GENERAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION SOCONY-VACUUM Page 573 Greetings and Best of Luck to the Naval Academy Class of 1953 AND TO Navy Men Everywhere LEON F. SWEARS, Inc. SWEARS WOOLS 111-113 Perrv Street Johnstown, N. Y. Lucky US — We ' re Navy Headquarters in Baltimore Luckv U — To Have a Fine Hotel So Near EMERSON HOTEL A Meyer Hotel Otis S. Clements, Mgr. At the cross- roads of the world ' s smart- est shopping and entertain- ment center... • FIFTH AVE. at 55 St., N.Y. TO THE YOUNG NAVAL OFFICERS OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1953: You Embark on Your Naval Career with the J est Wishes OF HASS, CAMPBELL GOTHIC PAINTING CORPORATION FLUSHING 54, N. Y. Page 574 E n . When radar intelligence reports approaching enemy bombers, the carrier-based Douglas Skyray streaks to intercept New jet interceptor — the Douglas Skyray A new concept in fighter planes, the Douglas F4D Skyray— when operat- ing from carriers — will let fleet units move deep into enemy waters, protected against sudden attack. hen shipboard radar shows enemy bombers approaching, the Douglas Skyray streaks up and hovers — to keep them from hitting vital tar- gets. On spotting the enemy, Skyray slashes down at terrific speed — spitting a stream of bullets, and rockets. Yet, despite its tremendous speed, Skyray ' s radical swept-back wings can bring it in sloiv, for easier landings on aircraft carriers. The outstanding performance char- acteristics of the F4D Skyray are another example of Douglas leader- ship in the many phases of aviation. Designing airplanes for quantity production to fly farther and faster with bigger payloads is a basic concept with Douglas. I 0 Depend on DOUGLAS First in Aviation Page 575 MILLING MACHINES GRINDING MACHINES SCREW MACHINES MACHINISTS ' TOOLS ELECTRONIC MEASURING EQUIPMENT CUTTERS AND HOBS ARBORS AND ADAPTERS SCREW MACHINE TOOLS VISES AND PUMPS BS PERMANENT MAGNET CHUCKS BROWN SllARPE MF ;. CO. PROVIDE CE 1. R. I. FARNHAM FORMING ROLLS Farnham Model EXX Forming Roll Farnham forming rolls form open cylindrical or conical shaped non-ferrous metal parts ... to progressive and varying radii . . .without dies or special tooling. Available in 24 models from 6 feet to 24 feet of usable length of rolls. Other Farnham Machines. ..Aircraft Spar Mills; Auto- matic Cycle Mill Countersinkers ; Automatic Cycle, High Speed, Carriage Drills. FARNHAM manufacturing division OF THE WIESNER-RAPP CO., INC. 1600 SENECA ST., BUFFALO 10, N. Y. In congress Mr - n Whi| did theif sign the Declaration of Independence? Were our forefathers just another grouf of radicals trying to create a eovernmcnt for then ouii gain? Or were they earnestly striving to establish a democracy of the people, hy tltc people and for the people? The falue and foresight of their words, as uritten in the Declaration of IiiJepenilence, has been proved by the rapid progress and groifth of American Democracy. What was uritten oi ' er 1 75 years ago still hoUs good. " — that all men are created cfial, that they are enJouei by the;r Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. " Let ' s sticlc to it. QasoUnc. Diesel and Qas Sn0ines and Power Units HERCULES MOTORS CORPORATION Canton. Ohio. U.S.A. Sttgiite Speeialists since 1915 Page 576 r for Rner (ootA ork-teur %him mm. CHOOSE w. imAdffl an rU mical e and Dsable Auio- NC. CAL COURT has Pro specifications. Lace- to-toe design, flexible arch, special wavy grooved and pebbled soles, high-service toe guard. White. DECK ' N COURT Keds have special anti-slip, grooved soles, sure-footed on grass or any court. White, navy, faded blue denim. ROYAL TREAD— a top-flight basketball shoe ■with special traction sole for precision court footwork. Large, flat pivot pad for quick reverses. Pull-L ' p side stays with extra lacing eyelets for snug comfort. Team colors. BOOSTER — wonder comfort in this famous Keds casual. So light it floats; ideal for leisure and play. Washable. The Reds worn by the L ' nited States Olympic Committee. 9 handsome colors. KEBS SHOCItPIIOIlF ARCH CUSHION MO SCIEMTIFIC UST CusWu Stockprut Hsil lour game needs these famous Keds features: Shockproof Arch Cushion • Shockproof Insole and Cushioned Heel • Scientific last • Traction soles • Balanced wear • Breathable uppers . Pull-proof eyelets • Slant, no-bind tops • Washable HwltO-tM CusUmfd c fltific Last toF stral£htllai ttta-actlfto KsKeds. 7 e si 06 o CHcim ons UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY Pages Page 577 To Our Navy! BLUMENTHAL-KAHN ELECTRIC COMPANY, Inc. 43 South Liberty Street Baltimore 1, Maryland 0 ER 40 YEARS OF UNEXCELLED SERVICE rj ffl CIlCJl %mm METALLURGICAL PRODUCTS TRADE MARK REGISTERED Salt Baths — Furnaces — Conveyors Two F.O.B. Points Detroit, Michigan New Haven, Connecticut 11 rile for descriplire literature 11300 SchaeferHwy. Detroit 27, Mich. Telcplione: TExas 4-8127 P.O. Box 1898 New Haven, Conn. Telephone: STate 7- 5885 Neii York Office: 17 Battery Place Room 1237 Phone: Whitehall 3-3 U8 NEW YOUK, N. Y. Wasliingtnn Offiice: .Suite 701 WyATT BlTLDlNG 777 11th Stbeet. N. W. Phone: Metropolitan 1711 WASHINGTON, D. C. SPE iXE EXfiJi: EERIXIj; CO IPAXY, Inc. Owners of Kicler-Kricssnii Engine Co., Foiindeil hy ( ' apt. John Krirsson, 1812 Pressure and Temperature Regulators DESl PKRHKATERS .STRAINERS WALDEN, NEW YORK VS VI.DEN 2-t30l GKANT sr. X N. V. C. K. U. CMU.E ADDKKSS DEI.AM VIKK, NEW YOKk Pase 578 i Whoever You Are Whatever You Do VDRIi Pa?! " I Inviting you to the pause that refreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola Page 579 Chicago Aerial Survey Company Founded 192t 332 South Michigan Avenue — Chicago 4, Illinois AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT ENGINEERING DESIGNING MANUFACTURING Aerial Cameras — Continuous Printers — Stereoscopic Viewers — Photographic Apparatus — • Electronic Controls — Optical Navigation Instruments — Sonne Continuous Strip Cameras. Contractors to U. S. Air Force and U. S. Navy TO YOU YOUNG OFFICERS ABOUT TO START YOUR NAVAL CAREERS GO THE Compliments and Best Wishes of the FRED UELTZENS CENTURY TOOL COMPANY 1837 Church Lane PHILADELPHIA, PA. and 511 Essex Street GLOUCESTER, NEW JERSEY rl rivsi CONTROLS FOR INDUSTRY ANTI SUBMARINE WARFARE INFRA-RED DETECTION RADAR GUIDANCE RADIO D-F SERVO CORPORATION OF AMERICA Lon Island New York From Warship Piping to Rocket Engines Half of World War II i avy (if litiiif; sliips were powered willi M. W Kellog g liigh-teinperalure piping. And, now, in addition to continuing this work, Kellogg is engaged in tli(! engineering-development and fabri- cation f)f special booster rockets for Navy aircraft. To master temperature, pressure anrl diemicals use M. W. KELLOGG piping and process equipment The M. W. Kellogg Company, 225 Broadway, I ew York 7, N. 1 (A Subsidiary of Pullman, Incorporated) Page 580 i ' ' The name Grumman on a plane is like ' Sterling ' on Silver ' ' ...yic.Mm noi nc.mc3in,ii.sM. GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY . . . E PLEDGE OLR LOYAL SUPPORT TO YOU IN YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. Brown § Bigelow ST. PAUL 4, MINNESOTA STYLE, QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP are the essential requisites ol ' tlie discriminating dresser These ure the Standards of LOWE TAILORS, Iiio. Custom Tailors of Fine Uniforms and Civilian CloOiiiuj 56 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, Md. MINIATURE RINGS LTnited States Naval Academy CLASS OF 195B Jeweled with diamonds and colored precious stones FINEST QUALITY ONLY at moderate prices Please ivrite for folder wilh prices J. E. CALDWELL CO. Jewelers - Silversmiths - Stationers CHESTNUT AND JIMPER STREETS PHILADELPHIA 7, PA. TO YOU YOUNG OFFICERS ABOUT TO START YOUR NAVAL CAREERS GO THE Cotnplitnents and Best W ' islies of the WORCESTER TAPER PIX COMPANY WORCESTER, . lASS. Page 582 I ;s [HE Where S ystems En g ineerin g lives Martin systems engineering is the advanced concept of designing aircraft as integrated airborne systems . . . from the little black boxes that tell them where to go to the thundering jet aircraft that get them there! Hundreds of Martin scientists in the Engineering Building above, work with our Armed Services to overcome man ' s physical limitations in a supersonic age. Their field of endeavor is the unknown. Their tools are revolutionary developments in airframe, power plants, armament, elec- tronic guidance, instrumentation and navi- gation. Their object is air supremacy for our United States. The Glenn L. Martin Company Baltimore 3, Maryl.- nd M3«ii. AIRCRAFT 1 Page 583 Highest Precision Standards for 38 Years! Precision parts and assemblies for U. S. Navy, U. S. Army Ordnance and USAF. Through our products we are help- ing to build our nation ' s defenses. THE STEEL PRODUCTS ENGINEERING CO. ENGINEERS AND MANUFACTURERS SPRINGFIELD, OHIO Marine Auxiliaries America ' s Standard for 90 Years Steering Gears - Windlasses - Winehes Capstans - Helc-Shaw and Hydraniite Fluid Power - Hydrapilots Write for Descriptive Literature AMERICAN ENGINEERING CO. Philadelphia 25, Pa. B WDI:N INDIISTIUKS, LTD. Toronto 3, Can da AIFlLl. ri:D ENGINEERING COUPS., I l D. Montreal 2, Canada All suhsididries of HAYES MANUFACTURING CORP. Grand Kaimds, Michigan CIARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY BUCHANAN, BATTLE CREEK AND JACKSON, MICHIGAN These clark PRODUCTS . . . transmissions, drive units, axles, axle housings, fork lift trucks, towing tractors . . . represent almost a half- century of achievement in automotive engineering. They are indicative of the ingenuity, ability and conscientious thoroughness of an organization whose sole aim has been to keep a step ahead in the usefulness and quality of its products. No wonder manufacturers have found . . it ' s good business to do business with Page 584 J NY EC EK CKICAN They ' re getting the ' Hiiside story oil DE LAVAL ?? These midshipmen are inspecting a De Laval turbine- driven IMO oil pump installed at Annapolis for pur- poses of instruction. Later, on shipboard, they vill renew their acquaint- ance with De Laval-IMO Pumps, and with De Laval centrifugal pumps, turbine-driven generating sets, geared turbine propulsion units and reduction gears. DE LAVAL DE LAVAL STEAM TURBINE COM PANT Trenton 2, New Jersey, Page 585 I MORE AND MORE OF THE WORLD ' S WORK DEPENDS ON CONTINENTAL POWER Whether or not a piece of power equipment turns out to be a " good buy " depends in large degree on the skill with which the engine is matched to the rest of the machine. That is why it ' s wise, when buying such equip- ment, to choose one of the leading mokes — a make with Red Seal power. In that way, you get an engine which is not only tailored to its job, but backed by specialized experience dating from 1902. PARTS AND SERVICE EVERYWHERE Continental Motors ror poration DETROri AND MUSKEGON. MICHIGAN AIRBORNE COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT • GCA VOICE RECEPTION • OMNI-DIRECTIONAL RANGES • RUNWAY LOCALIZERS • VISUAL-AURAL RANGES • TWO-WAY VHF mA " iS m The Type 12 VHF and LF Communication Equipment ircrafft l?adio C ' P ' ' " ® " BOONTON, NEW JERSEY Dependab e E ecfronic Equipment Since 1928 K. M. WAT-DROV Incorpora ted BUILDERS COMPANY 84 So. 6th Stieel t Newark 7, N. J. Compliments of JOHN J. COURTNEY COMPANY Diamonds 452 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK 18, N. Y. How much is ' tradition worth? Annapolis Staff Officers and Graduates will know that ' liadilion ' is no mere catch-phrase. A iiiiironn hy Gieves has been traditional to the Officers of the world ' s Navies since the days ol ' Nelson (who was one of our first customers!) And t«day, we are at your service in London ' s Old Bond Street and in ports the world over with uniforms made in the Gieves tradition — made as only Gieves can make them. Here is un open invitation; we are waiting to welcome you! Bv Appoinlntrtit Numl Ouljilhrs to the lalf Kinii tiennje YI KsTABLlsiir;!) 1785 Gieves Outfitters to the Royal Navy 27 OLD BOND STREET LONDON W 1 Porlsmoutli - Soulhaniplon - Bournemoulh - Chatham Edinhurgh - Hath - Ijinthm - Malta - (lil)raltar Weymouth - Plymouth I.onrlonderrv Liverpool Page 586 ii tk coi fro 01 ■ ■ The whole oil transportation network exists solely to serve the consumer. His needs are served best by many methods, competing among themselves to make all deliveries more efficient. The fact that pipelines can vie with one another, that tankers actively compete for business, that tank cars and transport trucks are working to prove their su periority to the other, means that customers are better off all around. 7 7 STANDARD OIL COMPANY (NEW JERSEY) AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES 1 Paee 587 New 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Sedan. Before you decide on your next car see what Chevrolet has done to make driving safer All this happened some months ago. In a special research laboratory, engineers put a new Chevrolet body in a giant machine. It tried to twist that body until every square inch was under terrific strain. Another machine tried to bend it. This new body proved 10 7© more rigid even than last year ' s sturdy Chevrolet body. Out at the General Motors Proving Grounds, the research went on and on. Part after part was tested and compared. These tests proved that this was the safest Chevrolet ever built. It ' s a car we believe worthy of your careful consideration on every count. After all, doesn ' t it seem logical that the world ' s largest car producer can give you an extra measure of all the important qualities you want . . . and still save you money by making Chevrolet the lowest-priced line in its field ! Sec your Chevrolet dealer. . . . Chevrolet Division of General Motors, Detroit 2, Michigan. New strength and safety in Chevrolet ' s fine Fisher Body. The new Chevrnlet weighs up tn 200 pounds more than other cars in its field. Much of this extra weight comes from Chevrolet ' s stronger, more rigid body construction. You can see oil around you. The new one-piece curved wind- shield, and new, wide rear win- dows provide excellent visibility in all directions. Easier, smoother brakes. Chev- rolet brakes are the largest in the low-price field. And they ' ve been remarkably improved for 1953. Extra reserves of power when you need it. An entirely new 115-h.p. " lilue-Flame " engine is teamed with the new Powerglide. On gearshift models, you get the greatly advanced 108-h.p. " Thrift- King " engine. Both high-compres- sion engines bring you wonderful new performance and important savings in gasoline! Now you can have Power Steer- ing in a low-priced car. You park with finger-tip ease and steer with greater safety under all conditions. Optional at extra cost and avail- able on all models. Pass with greater safety with Chevrolet ' s new Powerglide. With the new Powerglide auto- matic transmission, you accelerate much faster. And you go much farther on every gallon of gas. ' Comliiimliiin of Poiirrplufr and ll ' i-h.p. " lilttr-Flamr " nutiite optional on " Tico- Tcn " and Del Air litodcls at rxtra cost. (Continuation of standard equipment and trim illustratid is dependent on availakilily of material.) M j m MORE PEOPLE BUY CHEVROLETS THAN ANY OTHER CAR! Page 588 I - w Here is why Quonsets are so widely utilized by the Armed Forces B They are packaged for easy handling and low- est possible shipping cube. B Quonset ' s nailing groove permits the use of a variety of collateral materials to fit out ll e buildings for many uses. B They require less material to cover any given area. B They are easily and quickl erected with ordi- nary carpenter ' s tools. B They are adaptable to all climatic condi- tions. ' Quonsets are non-combuslible, lot-proof, ter- mite-proof, require a minimum of maintenance Buildii SS Quonsets made by the Stran-Steel Divi- sion of Great Lakes Steel answer the need for buildings that can be mass- produced, shipped in crates, and erected on the spot in a matter of hours. Thou- sands of Quonsets dot the Pacific out- posts of our Navy, and there is scarcely a Navy man today who does not know them well. The Quonset is being produced in sev- eral basic sizes to meet an infinite num- ber of needs. And Great Lakes Steel is supplying Quonsets in quantity for the Armed Forces. GREAT LAKES STEEL CORPORATION Ecorse, Detroit 29, Micliigan NATIONAL STEEL i yjCORPORATION Page 589 OLT Manufacturers of • FIRE ARMS • MOLDED PLASTIC PRODUCTS • SHEET PACKINGS • DISHWASHING MACHINES LIGHTWEIGHT COLT COMMANDER CALfBERS: .45 Automatic .38 Super 9 M M luger w:- COLT ' S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Hartford, Conn. 1 for large-run stampings • . . call on Mullins! For over fifty years. Mullins experts have been converting some of the most complex forgings and castings into metal stampings . . . from wasliing macliine tubs to truck assemblies, from tractors to kitchen sinks. The result in e ery case has been lowered costs, faster produc- tion, lighter-weight products and refinement of product design. Even when it appears that there is no place for stampings in large-run parts . . . even when 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 Design engineering service • Large pressed metal parts Porcelain-enameled products Newport News Built A NAVY TRADITION Newport News Shipbuiltling Dry Doek Company Newpoil News V.S.S. Men-part Mews Virginia 41 ■- x . . fc IUmT gpB |Kr]|M B ' ' K x " -si O K; ' K 1 IgjEJa v - - -- 1 " v kyjT ' S K 1 ' -y -. • ' " V H S fjdS " ' ' " isi H| |k i, " ' i. W v H H BPSfcc v ' ' - ' Tife. H 1 ■ 1 " Wc ' lii ii Page 590 i I IS I people with get-up- and-go j like the Convairs get-up-and-go! PEOPLE ON THE GO — for business or fun - like to fly the Convair. They call it the plane with built-in get-up-a id-go ! Even the folks who good-bye thrill at the Convair ' s nimble takeoff! Convair ' s hand- MORE AIRLINES HAVE CHOSEN THE CONVAIR THAN ANY OTHER MODERN PASSENGER PLANE: wave baggage racks and self-contained stairway speed departure and arrival time as much as 30 minutes. Ask your favorite airline or travel agent to make your next flight a Convair ... the world ' s most popular passenger plane. As a Iransporl-trainer for the U. S. Air Force, the Convoir is selting new records lor yersalilit ond performance SAN DIEGO AND POMONA, CALIFORNIA FORT WORTH AND DAINGERFIELD, TEXAS onoLr evidence of Cor,yairs ENGINEERING TO THE Nth POWER Now Hying Pan American Aero O Y (Finland) Sobena-Belgian Aerolineos Swissair (Switzerland) Argentinas Trans-Australia American United Broniff Western Conadian Pacific Soon fo fly Ciiicago Southiern Aeronoves de Mexico Continental AVENSA (Venezuela) Delta CM. A. (Mexico) Ethiopian Cruzeiro do Sul Goruda Indonesion (Brazil) Hawoiian J.A.T. (Yugoslavia) K. L.M. Royol Dutch t otional Northeast Philippine Orient Pioneer Page 591 1 WE BFXIFAE THAT A STRONG AMERICA IS A PEACEFUL AMERICA SILAS MASON vivmriii INCORPORATED ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS Builders and Operators of Ordnance Facilities OFFICES: 500 Fifth Avenue Shreveport Lexington New York Louisiana Kentucky HOPKIN! ENGINEERING COMPANY INCORPORATED • ELECTRONICS and RADIO INTERFERENCE REDUCTION • SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT • FIELD ENGINEERING and CONSULTING SERVICES • SYSTEMS DESIGN 1612 K St. N.W. WASHINGTON, D. C. LOS ANGELES DETROIT FINE ORGANICS, Inc. 211 East 19th Street NEW YORK 3, NEW YORK Plant: LODI, NEW JERSEY Manufacturers of disinfectants and industrial specialties; phar- maceutical products in bulk or packaged to the Navy, Army and Air Force; also to the civil- ian chemical trade. Ask for our list of products and technical data sheet. Co niplinien ts of ABELL ELEVATOR CO INCORPORATED LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Page 595 NORTH AMERICAN FJ-2 FURY The U. S. Navy ' s fast and powerful new carrier-based jet, the North American FJ-2 Fury, is now in production at North American ' s plant in Columbus, Ohio. NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND COLUMBUS, OHIO North American has built more airplanes than any other company in the world Page 5y:5 BEHAN-GANONG CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Newport, R. I. Telephone 4705 General Contractors Construction Managers INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL COVERS for the Lucky Bag Manufactured by BECKTOLD COMPANY Olive at Beaumont ST. LOUIS, MO. The Smartest Heads in the Service Wear BERKSHIRE CAPS NAVY — AIR FORCE MARINE — ARMY Officers and service men have learned that many caps look smart on " dress parade " on the dealer ' s shelf . . . but a Berkshire keeps its outstanding style and stamina on active duty! Berkshire is tops — because uniform caps are the only thing on our mind. Lee Uniform Cap Mfg. Co. 403 W. Redwood St. BALTIMORE 1, MD. Best of Luck! YOUR DEALER Universal Motors, Inc. 1103 WEST ST. ANNAPOLIS, MD. Page 594 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR YOU CAN ' T BEAT A PONTIAC A GENERAL MOTORS MASTERPIECE IF YOU WANT to see all that ' s good and new in an automobile, visit your nearest Pontiac dealer and see this Dual-Streak beauty. You ' ll see a big car, with its 122-inch wheelbase and its luxurious new Body by Fisher. You ' ll see a dis- tinctively beautiful car, instantly recognized everywhere. You ' ll see one of the truly great per- formers on the American road. And best of all, you ' ll see a wonderful buy, for this magnificent Pontiac is priced just above the very lowest! The 1953 Pontiac is a wonderful automobile show all by itself! PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION OF GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION Page 595 " look what ' s happening to shoe polish! " Stains and shines youi shoes... but not youi fingers NEW! SHINOLA DRESS PARADE STAIN boot polish the brightest shine . . . the bright- est idea ... in shoe polish his- tory . . . and look! An exclusive finger-clean applicator conies right in the dome-top can! So logical for Midshipmen . . . yet so sen- sational! Here for the first time is a su- perior shoe polish with a wonderful applica- tor that stores right in the can . . . always neat, always ready to use for the hrightesl shine for I h - most partieular shoes. Try il toda . . . it ' s an issue item. 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J Thermo King — Firsf choice in military transport and field refrigeration U.S. THERMO CONTROL CO. Minneapolis, Minn. Los Angeles, Calif. Page 596 IBAII HILBORN-HAMBURGER, INC. 15 EAST 26TH ST., NE S YORK, N. Y. MILITARY EQUIPME] T MILITARY I !$IGNIA UNIFORM TRIMMINGS AT BETTER DEALERS AND SHIP ' S STORES T Sole tnanufactiirers " ? A jYG " guaranteed Navy officers buttons, insignia and equipment. Midshipman studies 4 Bailey Feed Water Control Value Bailey Boiler Controls 1. Improve Maneuverability 2. Prevent Smoke 3. Protect Personnel and Equipment 4. Insure Fuel Economy 5. Carry on alone during emergencies BAILEY METER COMPANY r: :;:; : «- Page 5 ): .V9RS F09 «aMIVX|» »«QS FIRST CLASS SHIPS . . . FIRST CLASS SERVICE For forty years Mooreinack has been a name of consequence in tlie world of shipping . . . today, more tiian ever, on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States and in South America, Scandinavia and Continental Europe, Moore- McCormack ships represent the newest, most mod- ern and most efficient in transportation. irFrom Pearl Harbor to V-J Day, Moore-McCormack Lines operated more than 150 ships, lost it vessels, transported 75 ' i. 239 troops and carried 3 t, I0.ttl tons of w ' or cargo. To dischanje sack responsibilities in time of crisis, . ' merini ' s MerrbnnI Marine ninsf he kepi strong in peace — us m war. MOORE-McdORMACK 5 Broadway New York 4, N. Y. OFFICES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE WORLD I i ft Well Doimel tr ft 1 America ' s Oldest and Foremost Makers of Uniforms . . . Since 1824 ' Supplie Pace 598 Class of ' 53 i Suppliers of Fine Uniforms to Military Schools and Colleges £Ui6 0H4 RETAIL STORE. 1424 CHESTNUT ST.. PHIUt. 2 CONTRACT DIVISION. 1001 S. BROAD ST.. PHIU. 47 w Page 599 1 ELECTRONIC REPRODUCING MACHINE AIDS OFFICE EFFICIENCY STENCIL CUTTER FOR MIMEOGRAPH REPRODUaiONS OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS • GRAPHS DRAWINGS • ADVERTISEMENTS • MAPS BUSINESS FORMS • BULLETINS fACT Graphic material on originals reproduced elec- tronically on stencil in six minutes. ACCURATP Stenafax stencils are exact copies of originals, no proof reading is required. j J Stenafax saves hours on preparation ECONOMICAL time. Over 10,000 mimeographed copies from 1 stencil. Now Available to Commercial Users TIMES FACSIMILE CORPORATION 540 Weil 58lh Street, New York 19, N. V. • 1523 I Street N.W., Woijiington 5, D. C. DEPENDABILITY! Navy tradition is filled with accom- plishments . . . possible only because of the ingrained qualities of accuracy and dependability in Navy personnel. I roduction of that equipment, with which Navy men will work, demands these same qualities. We are proud that Beaver Precision Products has long been entrusted with the production of vital aircraft parts upon which the lives of so many Navy men depend. We are proud that, with us, also, accuracy and dependability are tradi- tional. Beaver Precision Products Inc. 651 Kochester Road Clawson, Michigan A SALUTE FROM HENRY VALVE . . . ... to the graduates of the Naval Academy, past and present, for jobs well done. In today ' s task, as ill the past, you can continue to depend on Henry for the finest air conditioning and refrigeration control equip ment. Packless Valves Check Valves Packed Valves Relief Valves Driers Strainers Liquid Level (Jauges HENRY VALVE CO. Melrose P rk, III. (Chicvgo Subi rb) I ' age 600 i Quality Outfitters for all Services SAM SNYDER 74 MARYLAND AVE. ANNAPOLIS, MD. 1 St, as !emh •alioii 0. f HOSPITALITY HEADQUARTERS Seriiing the Academy Since 1896 HOTEL PICCADILLY 43th Street — West of Broadway NEW YORK CITY Ed Wallnau and the entire staff has gained the confi- dence of all their friends at the Naval Academy as well as throughout the Naval Serv- ice. Their Lo alty and Sin- cerity have made the Picca- dilly not a hotel but a Home for them and their families in New York. 700 spacious rooms with private baths, showers, radio; many equipped with tele- vision. Visit the Famous Piccadilly Circus Room For Reservations, Write to ED WALLNAU, Midshipman Host Special Discount to Midshipmen on Rooms and Food Fa? « : Page 60 i J Ai FRED CONHAGEN, INC 429 est 1 402 Aisqvii ENGINE AND BOILER ROOM REPAIRS PARTS AND EQUIPMENT 7th Street New York 11, New York th Street Baltimore 2, Maryland The Most Precious Cargo . . . BRITISH HONDURAS COLOMBIA COSTA RICA CUBA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ECUADOR EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURAS JAMAICA, B.W. I. 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Tectyl has the advantages of low cost per square foot, ease of application and removal, inspection without removal, complete protection with a thin film. y ' rite today . . . tell us your corrosion prob- lem, and we ' ll send you a rust preventive data sheet with complete application details. FKEEDOM-VALVOLINE OIL C 03IPAXY FREEDO.M, PENNSYL .VM. Best Wishes To Our N.wy FROM General Steel Products Corporation STP:EL EQIIPMENT NAVY AND MARINE LOCKERS SHELVING — CABLNETS — BOXES l xecutive OfTices and Factory — 131-33 Avery Ave. FLT STlTXr,. NEW YOHK STEEL SPECIALTIES Page 602 « ' u look to SYLVANIA for leadership in... RADIO TUBES CATHODE RAY TUBES CRYSTAL DIODES ELECTRONIC TUBES ELECTRONIC DEVICES . . . these and other Sylvania Products have won world-wide acclaim for dura- bility and fine performance ... in all phases of the radio industry. Sylvania Electric Products Inc., 1740 Broadway, New York 19, N.Y. SYLVANIA II RADIO TUBES; TELEVISION PICTURE TUBES; ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS; ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT; FLUORESCENT LAMPS, FIXTURES, SIGN TUBING, WIRING DEVICES; LIGHT BULBS; PHOTOLAMPS; TELEVISION SETS Page 603 Cuff Links in the Navy CuflF links contribute much to the smartly turned- out appearance of Navy men. For years Navy men have worn Kxementz quality cuff links under adverse and changing climatic conditions. The Krementz process of plating with a heavy overlay of genuine 14 kt. gold makes this finer jewelry look richer and wear longer. Cuff Links and Tie Holder made with an overlay of 14 Karat Gold. Cuff Links $6. Tie Holder .$4. (plus tax) FINE QUALITY Evening Jewelry • Ciijf Links Belt Buckles JEWELRY Tie Holders From $3.00 to $25.00 plus tax Available wherever fine jewelry is sold. Krementz Co. Newark 5, New Jersey MEARLFOAM-5 The Perfect All-Weather Mechanical Air Foam Type 5 FIRE EXTINGUISHING SOLUTION APPROVED FOR USE UNDER JAN-C-266 THE MEARL CORPORATION ROSELLE PARK, N. J. VAX NORMAN COMPANY MACHINE TOOLS SHOP EQUIPMENT INDUSTRIAL AUTOMOTIVE — AIRCRAFT VAN NORMAN COMPANY SPRINGFIELD 7, MASSACHUSETTS, U. S. A. HAMMERED AIRCRAFT STEELS ARMY, NAVY AND MILITARY AERONAUTICAL SPECIFICATIONS ROUND — SQUARES — FLATS — HEXAGONS AND SPECIAL SHAPE FORCINGS McINNES STEEL COMPANY 441 E. MAIN STREET SINCE 1895 Phone 2-2i01 CORRY, PA. Pasc601 i,,;i.(,||. Serving The Ships That Serve The Nation Two-Drum Boiler r---.« B W Single-Upta Controlled-Superheat Boiler ■ v ' , • 1 For over 73 years B W boilers have set the standard for Naval and Merchant vessels. Water-Tube Marine Boilers Superheaters • Refractories Airheaters • Economizers Oil Burners Seamless and Welded Tubes THE BABCOCK WILCOX COMPANY 161 EAST 42nd STREET, NEW YORK 17, N. Y. M-317 Page 605 BABCOCK s WILCOX MILLER STEEL Inc. OF KOKOMO, IND. 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To the Class of 1954 YOUR CLASS RING An everlasting symbol of achievement . The mark of merit that acts as a magic key to open doors through which only few may pass YOUR CLASS RING A treasured reward for three years of . unstinted effort toward a goal; preparing yourself, molding yourself, steehng yourself so that you may be best fitted to serve your country YOUR CLASS RING A constant reminder that your country . confidently expects you to perform your duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Navy For years, The Herif-Jones Co. Incorporated has made it an infallible rule to produce Naval Academy rings of a quality calculated to match the high standards of the Naval Academy Graduate The HERFF-JONES CO. Incorporated In Annapolis. The Academy Shop, 64 State Circle Phone Annapolis 5888 Page 607 WATERBCRY TOOL Division of V ICKERS INCORPORArED VARIABLE DELIVERY PUMPS— HYDRAULIC SPEED GEARS WATERBLRY, CONNECTICLT ANDERSON BROS. CONSOLIDATED COS., INC. 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We know that each of you will fulfill your tour of duty in the glorious tradition of the Navy. Gook luck and smooth sailing ! Since 1928 BFA.. V. S l ' T UKFICK Conforms to MILITARY SPECIFICATION RUST ARRESTING COMPOUND (For Treatment of Rusted Metal) This specification was approved by the Departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, for use of procurement services of the respective Departments MIL-R-10036A so JUNE 1950 superseding ]VirL-C-10036 (Ord) 15 November 1919 Test No.— Ordnance Project TB4-820E MANUFACTURED BY STUDEBAKER CHEMICAL COMPAIVY Elyria, Ohio, U.S.A. Page 609 thm ON YOUR INSURANCE INSURE YOUR AUTOMOBILE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AT COST ALL SAVINGS are Returned to ' Members I pon Expi- ration of Policy. MKMBEKSniP RESTHICTED to Commissioned and Warrant Officers in Federal Services. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION .4 Non-Profit Association Established in 1922 1400 E. GRAYSON ST. 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More than 125,000 entries; 2,300 terms illustrated. 10,000 geogra- phical entries; 5,000 biographical names; a wealth of information in other special sections. 1,196 pages. Contiiuiously maintained and kept up-to- date by the permanent Merriam-Webster editorial staff. Also available — with a striking container — in four fine special bindings, any one of which makes a particularly handsome gift for any occasion. Write for free descriptive Ixioklet G. C.MERRIAM COMPANY I " FEDERAL Street Springfield 2, M. ss. Page 61( PoRr§ - Krome Good for the Life of Your Engines VAN DER HORST CORP. OF AMERICA OLEAN, NEW YORK TERRELL. TEXAS Complete electronic research and development facilities, plus a dependable production record HAVE MADE LABORATORIES Los Angeles LEADER IN WESTERN ELECTRONICS ROCKET POWER Liquid and solid rockets for assist-takeofl. Sounding rockets and missile boosters. Rocket test installations. Complete research, engineering, and manufacturing facilities. Cf y i DIVISION OF THE GENERAL TIRE RUBBER COMPANY Page 611 a WHITE MOUNT AIRY GRANITE Strong - Durable Beautiful THE NORTH CAROLINA GRANITE CORPORATION Mount Airy, North Carolina Fran ' ois L. I eliwarz Inc. 500 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK 36, NEW YORK 337— 17th ST., OAKLAND, CALIF. 404 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS, LA. It is our pleasure to represent the manufacturers of fine quality products for their sales to Armed Forces agencies and installations OVERSEAS Alaska - France - Gi ' imany - Guam - Hawaii Japan - Newfoundland - Panama Philippine Islands - Puerto Rico Switzerland Trinidad MURRA y HILL 6- ' i66-2 STOCK CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION CHAND CENTRAL TERMINAL NEW YORK 17, N. Y. Page 612 ' «?n u GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES from " APPARATUS COMPANY STIRLING, N. J. • DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF GRAPHIC LEVEL AND FREQUENCY RESPONSE RECORDERS Smooth Sailing to You Young Naval Officers Embarking on Your Naval Careers! GIDDINGS LEWIS MACHINE TOOL COMPANY FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN Manufacturers of TABLE, FLOOR AND PLANER TYPE HORI- ZONTAL BORING, DRILLING AND MILL- ING MACHINES; OPENSIDE AND DOUBLE HOUSING PLANERS; PLANER TYPE MILL- ING MACHINES; VERTICAL BORING AND TURNING MILLS AND DAVIS BORING TOOLS XT JOH - TT rlOLLINGSWORTll CORPORATION Manufacturers of Gasoline Engine Driven Generating Equipment IS THIS A RECORD? Retween Jan. 1st, 1951 and Oct. 30th, 1952, over 7000 Engine Generating Sets delivered to Armed Services on Schedule. JOHN R. HOLLTNGSWORTH, Pres. FRED C. GARTNER, Sec.-Treas. TO THE YOUNG NAVAL OFFICERS OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1953: You Embark on Your Naval Career with the Best Wishes OF TUCK MALPASS, Incorporated CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEERS 1409 EAST INDIAN RIVER ROAD NORFOLK 6, VIRGINIA Page 61.3 FULTON TEMPERATURE toWtROl Temperature Regulators for . . . Heating and Ventilating Systems . . . Hot Water Heaters . . . Diesel Engines . . . and other control purposes aboard ship. Packless Valves for hazardous liquids, vacuum systems, etc. Write for Literature FULTON SYLPHON DIVISION ROBERTSHAW-FULTON CONTROLS CO. KNOXVILLE 4, TENN., U.S.A. HAMILTON and BALDWIN DIESEL ENGINES NILES MACHINE TOOLS By BALDWIN - LIMA - HAMILTON CORPORATION HAMILTON, OHIO SAVANNAH MACHINE and FOUNDRY CO. Ship Building Ship Repairs and Conversions Structural Steel Fabrication Graving Dock 5U0 ' x 73 ' Marine Raihoay 1200 Ton P. 0. BOX 590 SAVANNAH, GEORGIA TELEPHONE 3-6624 Page 614 MoKIER AN - TERRY CORPORATION MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS HARRISON, N. J. DOVER, N. J. SALES OFFICE— NEW YORK, N. Y. STEERING GEARS TELEMOTORS WINDLASSES CAPSTANS WINCHES PILE HAMMERS SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHED 1863 H.S.S. MlSSOrUI. Kach ImUlosliip of this class lias : U KiiiKsbuiy Tlinist Roar- ings iiicliidiiif; llie four on the propeller shafts. Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc. Philadelphia 24, Pa. KitGSBiiY KINGSBURY THRUST BEARINGS Wherever the Air Force Flies AND ENGINEERING Plays A Vital Part From the design and engineering depart- ments of Ryan Industries have come many of today ' s most important developments in aircraft accessories and parts. Ryan is proud of its role as a key source of supply for the United States Air Force — and deeply aware of its obligation to maintain con- tinued progress in the design and engi- neering of those items so vital 10 this country ' s air supremacy. RYAN INDUSTRIES, INC. 19159 JOHN R DETROIT 3, MICH. _J The Monarch Rubber Company Hartville, Ohio Manufacturers of INDUSTRIAL TIRES AND MECHANICAL RUBBER PARTS Page 615 Northern Ordnance Incorporated Division of NORTHERN PUMP COMPANY Hydraulic Machinery and Oun Mounts MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA SCINTILLA MAGNETO DIVISION of the Bendix Aviation Corporation Manufacturers of Ignition Systems for Jet, Turbine, Piston Power Plants, and Rocket Motors, Fuel Injection Equipment for Railway, Marine and Industrial Diesel Engines, Electrical Connectors, Ignition Analyzers, Molding and Special Components SCINTILLA IMAGNKTO DIVISION Bendix Aviation Corporation Sidney, N. Y. Page 616 i . •N CRANE PACKING COMPANY 1800 ClYLEK AVENUE CHICAGO 13, ILLINOIS Manufacturers of • - ' JOHN CRANE " Metallic, Plastic and Fabric Packings • - ' JOHN CRANE " Mechanical Seals for all industrial needs • " LAP.MASTER " Lapping Machines for precision lapping of all mate- rials in any production quantity AMERICAN STEEL BAND COMPANY BUILDING PRODUCTS DIVISION POSTOFFICE BOX 363 PITTSBURGH 30, PV . STEELBESTOS • FELTCOTE (Protected Metals) ROOFING • VENTILATORS SIDING • LOUVERS FLASHING • GUTTERS AND AMERICAN STEEL ROOF DECKS WALL PANELS Complete Erection Service Phone WAlnut 1-7100 rom the early torpedo boats down to the new experimental U. S. S. Timmerman, each class of Bath-built ships has been a distinct advancement in naval construction. During these years of achieve- ment there has arisen a tradition of craftsmanship that now exemplifies the Shipbuilders and Engineers of the Bath Iron Works. BATH IRON WORKS BATH, MAINE Page 611 Famous Since 1885 Makers of Top Qualily MEN ' S UNDERWEAR SPORTSWEAR PAJAMAS ROBERT REIS CO. NEW YORK, N. Y. Makers of Famous REIS PERMA-SIZED SCANDALS FOR THE FINEST IN SPORTS EQUIPMENT Ashore or Afloat FLORSHEIM Naval Officers ' Shoes have earned the esteem of thousands who consider QiiaUty the most important single ingredient of Service shoes. THE FLORSHEIM SHOE COMPANY • CHICAGO Makers of Fine Shoes for Men and Women Pepsi-Cola Bottling; Co. of Annapolis Suburban Club Carbonated Beverage Co., Inc. Admiral ' s Drive at est St., Annapolis, Md. T oj THl Page 618 • ' ssefiW JOB - ...FOR THE MOST WORK, LEAST UPKEEP ,.FOR LONGEST LIFE, GREATEST MANEUVERABILITY, POWER AND RUGGEDNESS! GERLINGER Material Carriers and Fork Lilt Trucks have proved lor over 30 years to be the answer to loading, hauling, stacking and delivery problems ol logging, lumber mills and yards, and v ood product factories the world over. 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