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J f 1 UNITED STATE $ $ a IZ kk ' Ml J J £- - JL T ?-- ' ' wmmsmmmm mm mm mmi m DEDICATES TO THE . . PAST PRESENT m FUTURE Of OUR HAW IS THIS 1954 LUCKY BAG EUGENE T. JOHNSTON EDITOR-IN-CHIEF GAYLORD 8. BALLARD BUSINESS MANAGER ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND msm ■■ ' •• Along Lover ' s Lane _. -- . - - $ 4 JT w • ill .., FOREWORD The object of the 1954 Lucky Bag, while acknowledging traditions, is to show the Naval Academy as it stands to- day, not only as a product of the past, not only as a naval organization of the present, but also as an organiza- tion dedicated to the FUTURE x • i 5 $ Music in the yard w - m ■20 2 x)Jis «i @J! t4; mms mSi m » ) u S V r s • ' - ' r. " i-:_rf- ' . TABLE Of CONTENTS Chain of Command 8 - 13 Academics 14-29 Sports 30-81 Activities 82-109 Our Four Years 110-144 June Week 145- 161 Cruise ' 62 - 789 Biographies 190-541 P y -- ' !_ ffif$ Li ■ ti I (9- o ■ X • - ■---._ - ■M i s u lis i Sw s A) ' $v.- ' ' U ' v • W?. PRESIDENT dwight V. Eisenhower .-- . $ 8 SSBg SECRETARY Of DEFENSE Charles E. Wilson SECRETARY OF THE NAVY Robert B. Anderson 9$ " " ii " i CHIEF Of NAVAL OPERATIONS Admiral Robert B. Carney, USN « HEAD, JOINT CHIEFS Of STAff Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN £ 10 SUPERINTENDENT, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Vice- Admiral C. Turner Joy, USN - - -y «. COMMANDANT Of MIDSHIPMEN UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Rear- Admiral Charles A. Buchanan, USN $ 12 ) si s : l ) : • ist s _ ■ . v-C EXECUTIVE OFFICER Captain Edwin S. Miller, USN - R 13 i. «1 V ACADEMICS 15 $ t£| Captain R. H. Dale, USN ELECTRICAL The Department of Electrical Engineering, which teaches the basic sciences of Chemistry and Physics, and the engineering sub- jects of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, strives to fulfill the dual purpose of the Naval Academy education, by providing the foundation of a basic education slanted towards science and engi- neering, and by preparing the midshipman for his duties as a junior officer in the Navy. We hope that you have developed an interest in science while learning the concepts of chemistry and physics and have endured the many problems; that you have enjoyed the lec- tures from Atomics to Electronics; that you have taken the labora- tory examinations in Electrical Engineering in stride; that you have been interested in the tremendous developments in the field of electronics; that you have not been short-circuited either mentally or physically in the process; and that you will remember the Depart- ment of " Skinny " and " Juice " as one in which both instructors and midshipmen worked together to achieve a common goal. The department of Electrical Engineering £ 16 it ENGINEERING " . . . and now we come to a more difficult problem. " The Electrical Engineering laboratory was always a confusing place with all its maze of wires, instruments, motors, sockets, and other electrical gadgets. The confused midshipman above is trying to remember Ohm ' s Law, while to the left the instructor is explaining that all this midshipman has to do is follow the schematic drawing. i: ,-t. AVIATION Captain P. K. Will, USN §0 Ml V m § ■Blast off! ' The Department of Aviation was established at the Naval Academy in 1945, and has as its general objective the instruction of midshipmen in those fundamentals of aviation which every naval officer must know, and to give them an insight into, and an understanding of, the uses and potentialities of Naval Aviation in the accom- plishment of the over-all mission of the Navy. Specific objectives of the department combine to develop in the midshipman an understanding of the complete integration of the Naval Air Logistic and operational organizations throughout the Naval Establishment, of the interdependence of air, surface and sub-surface forces, and of the essential blending of operations involving these forces in the accomplishment of the Naval Mission; " to control the sea, the air above it, and certain land areas. " The Department of Aviation $ 18 MATHEMATICS ■::K " A " ... I give two more to Jack and I have ■vJvN-, - one left. You see, gentlemen, it ' s reall} y f- Captain F. J. Foley, USN The general mission of this department is to provide midshipmen with a knowledge of fundamental mathe- matical principles, a facility and accuracy in the use of mathematical processes, and an aptitude for the application of mathematical concepts in the solution of naval and engineering problems. Therefore, during his three years of mathematics a midshipman takes algebra, analytical geometry, trigonometry, calculus, spherical trigonometry, and applied mechanics. We endeavor to plan and teach our courses so as to give midshipmen a tool which will be of great practical assistance to them at the Naval Academy in the study of technical subjects and later in their chosen profession. The Department of Mathematics 10 $ TllMilT - V-T MARINE Captain C. E. Trescott, USN The department of Marine Engineering $ 20 f ENGINEERING Ships have become floating power houses made up of an intricate mass of machinery and equipment. To operate and maintain our ships, the naval officer must be familiar with basic engineering principles and their naval applications. In addition to knowing practical engineering, he must cultivate the ability to think scien- tifically, to analyze problems and to synthesize logical conclusions. To this end, the Department of Marine Engineering has provided four years of basic engineering education and training including Plebe Summer shop drills, Engineering Drawing and Descriptive Geometry, Engineering Materials, Basic Mechanisms and Naval Machinery. During Second Class Year, Fluid Mechanics bridged the gap between Physics and engineering; Thermodynamics, which followed, introduced a new world of entropy and enthalpy. Internal Combustion Engines and Naval Construction rounded out the course of instruction and produced the finished product a junior officer equipped with a sound understanding of the broad aspects of marine engineering and a basis for understanding future develop- ments in the engineering field. It ' s data-taking time in the thermo- dynamics laboratory. The midship- man above, armed with the unfor- gettable clipboard, is taking a reading on one of the seemingly thousands of thermometers projecting from a lab heat exchanger. To the right, the pattern woodworking shop lathes hum as the plebes find out what calipers are used for. 2i i. ENGLISH, HISTORY, AND GOVERNMENT " . . . but you DID pass the composition . . . " B. o Captain J. F. Davidson, USN John Paul Jones made a famous statement of the characteristics a naval officer should possess: " It it by no means enough that an officer should be a capable mariner. He must be that of course, but also a great deal more. He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy and the nicest sense of personal honor. " The Department of English, History, and Government considers this to be an excellent statement of our goal. To attain the non-professional aspects of it, we have tried to insure that the young naval officer can write and speak like an educated gentleman; that he has read and shared the inspirations of great writers of the past; that he understands the part he plays as officer and citizen under the Constitution and appreciates the fundamentals of economics; that he is aware of the guiding principles of naval warfare and the inspiration of great naval leaders of all lands and ages; and that he can speak with clarity and conviction. This department implements these aims as its share in making the young officer in fact an educated and courteous gentleman with the highest ideals of honor and responsibility. The Department of English, History, and Government 22 FOREIGN LANGUAGES " The prof sure goes out for this ' atmos- VnV IcTWV Phere ' stuff! IttMm Captain D. J. MacDonald, USN The general objective of the Department of Foreign Languages is, " To provide every midshipman with a working knowledge of one foreign language, with emphasis on conversational ability, and, to the greatest extent possible, to acquaint him with the geography, the customs, the history, the literature, and the economic and political institutions of the people whose language is being studied. " Naval officers are frequently in contact with foreigners and are often the only representatives of this country present. The advantages of being able to converse directly in their language are obvious. The time allotted to the study of languages at the Naval Academy is, of course, insufficient to produce accomplished linguists. This Department endeavors, however, to stimulate interest in languages and provide an incentive for midshipmen to continue to build on the foundation they have acquired, in order that the Fleet may be provided with officers capable of dealing effectively with foreign nationals. The Department of foreign Languages 2:5 .?. SEAMANSHIP AND " Every officer a capable mariner " might well be the motto of the Seamo Department! From the arrival of the new midshipman at the Naval Academy, until he left to join the fleet as an ensign, " all sails were unfurled " in order to equip him with a foundation of professional knowledge requisite to immediate usefulness as a junior officer and fundamental to his development as a competent naval officer. His indoctrination in basic seamanship began in Plebe Summer when he spent many hours on the waters of the Chesapeake learning the fundamentals of boating, knot tying, rules of the road, and signaling. This training was continued during fourth class academic year and was expanded to include drill in voice radio, telephone talking, ground tackle, anchoring and mooring. His introduction to shipboard life occurred the following summer when he was embarked in a modern man-of-war for a prac- tice cruise to foreign ports. Seamanship drills were continued during third class academic year with further practice in rules of the road and flag hoist procedure. This year was climaxed by Operation Camid during the summer. Theroetical and practical instruction in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy was presented to the midshipman during his second class year. The summer cruise which followed gave him an opportunity to demonstrate his navigational ability, and to learn of the duties and responsibilities of junior officers. The final phase of his instruction, in first class year, provided the midshipman with the fundamentals of naval tactics and operations and other associated subjects necessary to complete the background for his professional career. He was now ready to take his place in the Fleet as an officer of the Navy Line. Captain J. S. Lewis, USN The Department of Seamanship and Navigation £ 24 JSSt NAVIGATION ' Fruit course In Combat Information Center the mysterious tracks of enemy aircraft are plotted on the air plotting board labove by two busy first classmen. " Our ship is always in the center. " After spending hours plugging tables, the Nautical Almanac, and the big black book known as HO-214, the second classman ibelowi has discovered that his position is somewhere inside the oversized triangle. (P.S. The lines should intersect at a point!) PHYSICAL TRAINING Captain I. C. Eddy, USN V 57 ' This damn obstacle course gets rougher every year. " The general objective of the Department of Physical Education is to develop the strength, endurance, agility, skill, and compet- itive spirit of the midshipmen to the end that they will be physically fit to carry out efficiently their responsibilities as officers after graduation, and will be qualified to train and instruct others in various sports and associated activities. This objective is achieved by continuous, progressive instruction in a variety of physical skills designed to strengthen the body, develop self-confidence, and quicken the reflexes. An inten- sive intramural sports program is designed to develop to a high degree the competitive spirit and will to win which are so essential to the make-up of a successful naval officer. During his four years, a midshipman gets basic and advanced instruction in boxing, wrestling, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, Softball, and hand-to-hand combat. In addition, midshipmen are taught sports such as swimming, golf, tennis, squash, badminton, and handball which will serve as healthful recreational activities after graduation and will assist them in maintaining useful habits of physical fitness which they will carry with them through life. The department of Physical Training $ 26 £i HYGIENE " Any questions, gentle- men? " ♦O 1 Captain C. W. Shilling, MC, USN The mission of the Hygiene Department is to provide each midshipman with such knowledge that he may appreciate the value and necessity of personal hygiene, and understand his command responsibility for the pro- motion and maintenance of physical, dental, and mental health. These objectives are realized by a course of lectures, demonstrations, and motion pictures augmented by textbook assignments. The department of Hygiene !7 $ ORDNANCE AND The aim of the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery is to produce a graduate well grounded in the basic principles of ord- nance equipment and fire control systems, and capable of immediate assignment upon graduation to duty as a junior gunnery officer on board a large combatant ship. To accomplish this aim, study in Ordnance and Gunnery commences Second Class year when ex- plosives, ammunition, small, medium and large caliber guns, mounts and turrets, guided missiles, rockets, torpedoes, mines, ASW weapons, exterior ballistics, and the fire control system are taken up. The study of surface fire control is closely paralleled by practical instruc- tion on the Mark 34 fire control system. During his first class year, the midshipman receives classroom instruction in the AA fire control system. All studies are closely paralleled by practical instruction covering these subjects. Captain W. T. Jenkins, USN The Department of Ordnance and Gunnery £ 28 ™ D GUNNERY i«. % % ' Can ' t see a thing out of this sight! " In the Naval Shore Bombardment trainer above, these first classmen are trying desperately to find the right knob to turn to complete a solution to the current fire control problem. To the right, these midshipmen are following the " bug " on the Dead Reckoning Tracer used to get ranges to the target and to keep an accurate position of their imaginary ship. 29 £ «f ' iKMf, lit j SPORTS 11$ in ,6 60 ,86 C - 32 5S 62 80 S -66-, .4— - S 5U Hg 1 -85 " 34 1 KKHkaHSr ' Wtm fl F Jl X lM ma Wi 1 P Front row: Thomas, Dutnell, Davis, Beagle, Eisenhauer, Capt. Olson, Riester, Werness, Weaver, Gattuso, Guest, Welsh. Second row: Cdr. Jarvis, Leach, Byrom, Kozischek, Webster, Craig, Textor, Holden, Bendrick, Garrow, Royer, Jackson, Coach Erdelatz. Th- ' rd row: Benzi, Monahan, Honse, Hopkins, Owen, Anderson, Fullam, Padberg, Perkins, Hepworth, Knotts, Aronis, Manager Miller. football review The fall of ' 53 will always bring confusing memo- ries to the minds of Navy football followers. At the outset of the season, an unusually high spirited team was shocked into a 6-6 tie with William and Mary. Three weeks later Navy was the highest scoring col- legiate team in the nation. Then their misfortunes mounted, and after a 9-6 upset at the hands of Pennsylvania the Tars never seemed to recover. But there can be no doubt that this team possessed and maintained a spirit and will- to-win that was stronger than any evidenced on the Severn in many years. They won and lost the hard way. Frowning over the practice field is the man whose job determines the happiness of players, mids, drags, steam profs, gobs, commanders, corridor boys, admirals, and the Secretary of the Navy — Edward Joseph Erdelatz. — The LOG £ 32 IHBHHiBMHm _li Eddie confers with his coaching staff of Len Eshmont ibackfieldi, Homer Hohbs [line), and Assistant Coach Ben Martin the season nai 11 00 0 000 10 nt H it illiom aad maru 0i •7.7 dartmonth 7 21i eornell e 63 prince ton 7 6 Pennsylvania 9 7 notre dame 38 duhe 11 eolnmhia 0i 7 arm i§ 200 33 $ II «Mrfc ifc . Bob Hepworth, Alex Aronis, Steve Eisenhauer, Bob Craig ■; .... • _ ; In Thompson Stadium the Indians tied the game in the final quarter, and attempted a field goal in the final minutes . . . But it was deflected by George Textor . . . John Weaver returned a punt 76 yards in the first half, but it went to naught as it resulted in no score ... In the third period Jack Garrow took a hand off from George Welsh, cut through guard, and moved 63 yards for a touchdown . . . The Virginians score came from a 15 -yard pass play. navy O O d O —6 uilliam and mar a O O O « —6 navy William and tnary 13 first (foii-ii 9 241 rushing yardage 105 183 passing yardage 88 17 passes attempted 18 16 passes eompleted 12 passes intercepted by 2 3 fumbles last 2 Unheralded Garrow scores Navy ' s first td of ' 53 . . . and Gattuso skirts his left end A k " " ' J W Riester throws the key block as Craig returns an intercepted pass 41 yards for a TD. navy 21 i:t II 7 --. . dartmouth 7 O O —7 nary itar I hum ih 22 first dotcns 4 33 1 rushing yardage 45 90 passing yardage 83 12 passes attempted 19 3 passes completed 5 3 posses intercepted by I fumbles lost 1 Monahan makes marker number two The homecoming game as a scoring parade . . . Phil Monahan pounded for three touchdowns and Joe Gattuso two . . . Others were tallied by Craig, Weaver, and Werness. Maurey Werness, Joe MacKenzie, Al Kozischek, Dick Guest. i ! i " K Ji mn u O 7 12 7 —26 Cornell ii it it it -it In Baltimore ' s Municipal Stadium the Big Red scored in the opening moments . . . Bob Craig ' s 29-yard punt return set up his second period score . . . Gattuso crossed the goal twice in the third quarter . . . The final score was on a 9-yard pass from Welsh to Anderson. navy coriieU IS first ffoit n.v 7 Hit rusfiiitg yardage 76 12.9 passing yardage 44 21 passes attempted 21 12 passes completed 3 2 passes intercepted by I 2 fumbles lost 3 Dick Padberg, Jack Perkins, Jim Leach, George Thomas. rKTy Monahan is scissored by two Tigers, just five yards short of the goal. navy 1 1 20 lit 13 --«. pvinvvtun O 7 " 7 prince ton navy 20 first downs tttil ni.vfiiiiff tiartlatft ' I(i7 passing uurtlagv If pUSSVS lift • ill (»( • ' ptlSSt ' S ««»lll|» l ' l« ' «f 3 passes intercepted b« I Mi in Mrs lost 151 72 21 Eight mids scored ten touchdowns in an un- believable afternoon at Princeton giving the pre- viously unbeaten Tigers their worst defeat in history . . . Bob Craig dashed 79 yards around right end for a score . . . John Hopkins caught two touch- down passes . . . Hepworth counted for two on a plunge and on a pass catch . . . Other scores were by Phil Monahan, Ron Beagle, Dick Guest, Frank Knotts and Dick Padberg. With Wittner and Higgs leading the way, Thomas gathers ground Weaver leaps and throws ..I and snags a Welsh pass. nary O O H O —6 pon ii O O 6 3 —9 narif HIM first downs 15 rushing gardage 97 passing yardage 132 passi ' s fidciiiplcd 32 passes completed 13 passes intercepted bg 1 In nib Irs lost 1 Joe Gattuso, Jack Anderson, Jack Riester, and John Weaver. Penn ' s Gramigna kicked a 35-yard field goal in the last 60 seconds and broke the hearts of Navy rooters . . . And it also ended the Blue and Gold ' s unbeaten string of 7 games . . . Penn scored first in the third quarter . . Then Riester chased a Quaker ball carrier 30 yards behind the line of scrimmage . . . The bewildered halfback flipped the ball into the air and it was grabbed by John Hopkins, who trotted 45 yards for the touchdown . . . Jack Perkins ' defen- sive play made him the standout of the game. Guglielmi is swarmed by sailors at South Bend. An explosive second quarter brought the roof in on Navy ' s eleven . . . " They just had too many guns for us " was the concession of Erdelatz ' s forces . . . The lone touchdown was engineered by Frank Knotts on a 62 -yard drive. His pass to Jack Anderson, who lateraled to Dick Padberg, accounted for the score . . . Sickness caused Coach Leahy of N.D. to miss the contest, but his absence only served as further incen- tive for the Irish. nar ff O O 7 —7 not re iUiiiiv 2(i U H —38 George Welsh, Dick Dutnell, John Honse, Phil Morrihan. • notr ' dame II first thurns 22 :t5 rushing fiar tinge 316 13 passing gnrdngt ' III 21 pusses utientpivtl 8 13 passes eantpleted .» • 3 pttsses I ntereeptetl I ' ntnbles last I ' U 2 4 navy O O O O — O ttiiho O O O O —O v » y r V %fc The Blue Devils threatened four times, and Navy once, but a scoreless tie was the result in Baltimore ' s cold, muddy Memorial Stadium ... In the final minutes a blocked punt gave Duke an opportunity, but Phil Monahan stifled the attempt with an inter- ception . . . Five ground plays ran the clock out . . . The leading ball carrier of the game was reserve full- back Dick Padberg who gained 30 yards in five car- ries . . . There were 21 punts in the contest. nary ' . ' SI 145 24 10 :t i o first iIoh-mv rti.shiiin uartlaue pn.ssiiif yardage passes attetnptetl passes enmpteteil Moses intercepted by fumbles lost 5 41 37 12 4 3 Tcp: Clean jerseys for the second half. Bottom: Weaver calls the signals. .i to fflsnNmP ' " B John Hopkins, Hugh Webster, George Textor, Ron Beagle. 111 II ' ! huiibiu 1 1 in- si M ma 13 54 rushiltu i «nliM)c 82 156 pd.v.viiic uurtluue I(i7 2© pusses attempted •»• 12 pusses eampletetl 12 2 pusses intercepted by 1 fumbles lost :j The Lions were geared for an upset and informed few of it until game time . . . They outplayed their visitors at Baker Field, but the difference was a 69- yard punt return by Bob Craig for a second quarter touchdown . . . Columbia scored later in the second period on a 28-yard pass play . . . Phil Monahan scored the final td on a 14-yard pass from Welsh. Monahan i below i carries. mi in OTTO --J Columbia O O O —6 •iJ3 Hepworth drives. O 7 army 7 ii 7 o -7 -20 naru 11 first tlowns 143 rushing yanlage 96 passim yardage 26 passes attempted 12 passes completed 1 passes Intercepted by 1 fumbles last Captain Dick Olson After three years of pre-eminence, Navy ' s football reign over West Point toppled ... A spirited strug- gle throughout, the game was won by a strong, sur- prisingly clever and smooth -operating Army team . . . Frank Knotts sparked the 37-yard touchdown drive with his passing . . . Jack Perkins stole the ball from Army ' s Uebel and ran it 50 yards to the 9-yard line in the sensational play of the game — but no td . . . Captain Olson stood out on defense. NAVY OPPONENTS first downs 127 101 rushing 77 64 penalty 9 4 passing 41 33 times carried 419 412 net yards rushing 1579 1082 pa sses attempted 153 164 passes completed 75 65 yards passing 927 794 punts 51 55 punting average 33 . 1 35 fumbles 24 39 fumbles lost 16 20 penalties 36 37 yards lost penalties 346 328 $ 12 Jf Welsh poised for a pass as Fullam leads with hi: RUSHING Carries Cam Avg. Gattuso, FB 104 412 3 9 Hepworth, HB 70 291 4 1 Craig, HB 44 192 4 3 Monahan, HB 56 188 3 3 Garrow, HB 28 179 6 3 Padberg, FB 23 98 4 2 Thomas, HB 10 66 6 6 Werness, HB 12 61 5 PASSING Att. Comp. Gain TD Welsh, QB 92 39 489 5 Weaver, QB 46 22 292 1 Knotts, QB 24 13 120 1 PASS RECEIVING Caught Yards Beagle, E 14 146 Riester, E .10 119 Fullam, E . . 13 117 Garrow, HB 3 90 Monahan, HB 6 86 Hopkins, E 7 82 Hepworth, HB 5 75 PUNTING Punrs Yards Gattuso, FB 35 1272 Weaver, QB 9 199 PUNT RETURNS No. Craig, HB . . . . .10 Weaver, QB 3 Hepworth, HB ... 7 Monahan, HB . 6 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Monahan, HB . . . . 5 Garrow, HB 2 Craig, HB 2 SCORING LEADERS TD PATD Monahan, HB . . 5 Gattuso, FB . . 4 2 1 Craig, HB 4 Hopkins, E 3 Hepworth, HB 2 1 Garrow, HB 2 Weaver, QB 110 5 Textor, G 9 7 Avg. 36 3 22 5 Yards 168 81 Yards 125 49 47 Points 30 Uebel crashes over Cor his first of three Armv scores. 13 $ Front row: Judd, Rhodes, Brendel, Watson, Shaw, Cashman, Chuday, Southworth, Knops, Armstrong, Newell. Second row: Cdr. McRoberts, R. L. Thompson, Kolaras, Medeiros, Saunders, Peterson, Anders, Conway, Fetterer, Rutkowski, Sides, Manly, Coach Warner. Back row: Hansen, James, McClure, Fitzwilliams, Wieler, McLaughlin, Braun, Flatley, McIsaac, Anderson. soccer Although Navy ' s soccer record does not appear too impressive (3 wins, 1 tie, 5 losses), it is not truly indicative of the caliber of this year ' s team. Each of the five losses was by one goal, usually in the last min utes of play. And the team scored a greater number of goals for the season than the aggregate of their opponents. Perhaps the hardest game of the season was against Cornell. The game went into an over- time, lasted ninety-eight minutes, and ended in a scoreless tie. The Army game proved a thriller as usual for the 3,000 spectators. Navy took the lead but was later tied in a scrappy game. With seconds to go, the Cadets scored on a freak play to win the game, 2-1. The team had a great deal of depth with Newell (next year ' s captain) and Judd at the goal; Brendel, Cashman (this year ' s captain), and Armstrong as fullbacks; Chuday, Southworth, Rhodes and McClure playing as halfbacks. The scoring punch was left to Shaw, Fetterer, Fitzwilliams, Sides, McLaughlin, Knops, Saunders, and Watson. Red McLaughlin and George Fetterer move in. V. ' J H m McLaughlin, Knops and Medeiros after the ball. nary o o 2 Coach Glen Warner 1 f " ' ' 7 uvUyshtivtj corneli 2 iHiuisifli 4inia O 2 3 SHU If O 0 KHHnf .7 mat " yland H 7 lehigh I 3 ,s f ff , ff of ' I army 2 Jack Southworth uses his head Gathering after a race are Coach Gehrdes, Hurt, Coyne, Barn- hart, Clay, Manager Whatley, Officer Representative Lt. Col. Herring, and kneeling: Harmony, Chester, Harper, Ball. Miss, ing are O ' Hara, Smith, Sheehan, and Brudick. Coach Gehrdes looks on as Hurt leads St. Claire of ManhattE going into the last mile. Whatley congratulates Norm Harper after a grueling mile. nary opponent tn 56 22 ntaahattaa :tii 2ti nutrifhuif! ' :U Syracuse 2U st. Johns 54 pvitn. state 24 1 2 georavtou n 43 ' % 15 pennsyh -aaia 50 40 army 20 eross country The cross country team, faced with its toughest schedule in years, began the season with only two lettermen. But what was lacking in experience was replaced with determination. Every afternoon, re- gardless of the weather, the team practiced over the rugged hills surrounding the golf course. The hard work and fighting spirit paid off. Strong teams from Manhattan and St. Johns were beaten, while a victory over arch-rival Maryland brought extra satisfaction. Always figuring prominently in the scoring were Hurt, Harper, and Smith, who were closely followed by such fine runners as Wells, Ball, Coyne, and Chester. After beating Penn by a perfect score, the season ended in a blinding snowstorm at the Heptagonal Championship in New York. Led by Hurt ' s fourth place in the race, the team finished a strong fifth in the 10-team meet. THEY ' RE OFF. - ■ » i -i ? i " f F ««. «t " 4 m (5 (Q o o a o , ' si ' ft Jl » i vs First row: McEachen, W. K. Peery, Knutkowski, R. B. King, Fiedler, Cronin, Richter, Dilweg, McGinnis, Mackenzie, DeEsch. Second row. Goodman, Vaselenko, J. N. Barker, Higgs, A. F. Braun, McAfee, Blythe, J. F. Wood, Shanley, Dander, Korzep, Echard. Third row: J. E. Harmon, Wittner, Jernee, Newbeck, Leslie, Tipps, R. C. Snyder, Wolff, Sandusky. Fourth Rom-: Brantley, Hansen, Shewchuk, Duffley, C. G. Curtis, Groner, Tolleson, Holland, C. T. Braun. • r. football nary 12 o 200 opponent prinwlon jj. v. . . s. {pviisaeola) penn • v» 33 6 21 i: .$ iQf P OMsjP ' " ' • 15 6 BlH 12r ! 15 2 « n2s f - E 44 S4n 89 45 23 65 38 21 ± 71 ,4=68, «:»»■ First row. Eassa, Prochaska, Pepperdine, Rogers, Williams, Tibbetts i Captain), Jaco, Ridgway, Learned, Sanford, Freeman. Second row: Lt. Greene (Head Coach), Cdr. Sexton (Officer Representative!, Kronzer, Millen, Marshall, Keating, Potter, Rigterink, Lief, Trautmann, Glunt, Vogel, Grimes, Johnson, Burki (Backfield Coach). Third row: Walter, Litzenberg, Turner, Forster, Schmidt, Amon, Barnes, Stefanou, Adams, Garda, King. Fourth row- McCarron, Durgin, Binns, Gillman, Micjan, Langenheim, Cook, Malick, Conway, Maitland, Schaefer, Lcdr. Gilliland (Line Coach I, Lt. Groves (Line Coach). Back row: Walker (Manager), McShane, Garges, Bossert, Granger, Maston, Brokaw, Herndon, Beilharz, Conmy, Sizemore. 150-pound foothiiU--v4tsU rn champs Navy ' s 150-pound football wonders wrapped up another Eastern Intercollegiate Championship, and their fourth consecutive undefeated season. In the opener Cornell was subdued, 26-2, with Russ Williams being featured on long runs and pass receiving . . . Against Rutgers the Blue and Gold scored on the second play from scrimmage, as Bib Rogers raced 65 yards to paydirt . . . The team reached its peak at Villanova, as all three traveling teams played superbly in the 58-6 win . . . Tibbetts " The Terrible " was converted to halfback and became the league ' s best ground gainer with an average of twenty yards per try . . . Probably the most unorthodox game ever witnessed at the Academy was against Pennsylvania in 4 inches of snow . . . The first through fourth strings were inserted in the first through fourth quarters, respectively, and they accumulated 34 points. No time out was taken at halftime due to the increasing snowfall. While Navy was running up such scores, another team was accomplishing identical damage. The Princeton Tigers welcomed the defending champs to the Princeton campus, determined to avenge the humiliation their varsity absorbed from Navy. Over 5,000 spectators witnessed a rugged and clean football game, with Navy emerging a 20-14 victor. The difference was Navy ' s desire to win. x n action Navy ' I1 111 11 up pon V ill 2U 0 ' OM ' 2 :t2 rutgers 7 r n viiianova n 34 Pennsylvania 211 prineeton 14 FIRST ELEVEN hront row: Kronzer, Maitland, Tibbetts, Adams, King, Lief, Rig- TERINK Back row: Rogers, Garda, Jaco, Williams : f ' £ - y f Cdr. O. G. Sexton (Officer Representative 1 , Tibbetts Captain 1, Coach Green. Coach Green hits the drink. V VUtL 71 - Standing. Left to Right: Coach Carnevale, Assistant Coach Duff, Shore (manager) Wigley, McDonnell, Lange, Thompson, Clune, Fisher. Kneeling, Left to Right. Hoover, Wells, DeGroff, Hogan (captaini, McCally, Sandlin, Slattery. navy opponent navy opponent 86 Virginia 75 62 penn state 58 83 american u. 53 98 franklin and ntarshall 68 9© yale 82 65 duke 82 78 coin »i bin 52 108 Pittsburgh 73 71 harvard 69 di.vit classic 110 georgetown 75 nu north Carolina 62 60 mar gland 61 85 north Carolina state 75 83 gettgsburg 70 83 duke (finals) 98 72 not re dame 84 6 1 vomcll 73 72 fir mi 85 67 princeton 66 94 Johns honkins 50 tourney 60 Pennsylvania 7« 85 Connecticut 80 65 temple 59 69 comell 67 75 rutgers 61 48 la salle 64 : • " " Km 12 V. The one-two punch Lange and CK ne, nour th ;m in aga nst Virginia a nd Yale. the season no. player games mins. fie played att. Id goals made pet. att. free throws pers made pet. rebnds fouls poin no. s avg. John Clune 26 873 358 231 41 4 256 172 71 2 156 68 634 24 4 Don Lange 23 722 157 212 46 5 166 118 71 1 300 71 542 23 6 Larry Wigley 26 804 162 50 30 9 126 101 80 2 242 68 201 7 7 Ned Hogan 26 772 177 71 40 53 32 60 5 137 82 174 6 7 Bill Slattery 25 273 89 33 37 1 57 38 64 5 51 42 104 i 3 Ken McCally 25 495 42 38 26 8 39 25 64 1 35 69 101 4 Doral Sandlin 25 391 109 41 37 6 32 19 59 4 39 26 101 4 Bill Hoover 20 294 44 17 38 6 25 18 72 33 23 52 2 6 John McDonnell 18 203 29 9 31 19 10 52 7 38 22 28 1 6 Tom Wells 20 237 29 7 24 2 37 14 37 8 32 34 28 1 4 Ben Thompson 10 72 9 3 33 3 15 10 66 7 16 10 16 1 6 Jim DeGroff 1 2 66 13 4 30 8 13 5 38 5 9 16 13 1 1 Others 1 1 41 5 2 navy totals 26 1819 717 39 5 840 562 66 8 1187 536 1996 76 8 opponents 26 1913 649 33 4 823 522 63 5 1110 550 1820 70 Larry Wigley, Captain Ned Hogan, and John ny Clune r 1 (Sm g ££] ■ fll r v Pi 1 il 1 JTfcV It ' s Lange shooting. Navy held Columbia to 52 points in this one. NEW NAVY RECORDS SET DURING THE 1953-54 SEASON Team: Most victories: 18 Individual: Highest average: 24.4 (JohnClunei Total points: 1996 Most points: 634 (John Clune) Field goals: 717 Field goals: 231 (John Clune ) Free throws: 562 Free throws: 1 72 (John Clune) Free throws (in one game): 34 Points (in one game): 43 (Lange vs. Johns Hopkins) Field goals ( in one game ) : 1 6 ( Lange vs. Johns Hopkins I 16 (Clune vs. Connecticut) Free throws (in one game): 13 (Clune vs. Maryland) NAVY RECORDS STILL STANDING FROM THE 1952-53 SEASON Points (in one game): 126 vs. Western Maryland Field goals (in one game): 47 vs. Western Maryland ALL-TIME NAVY CAREER TOTALS ( 3 years ) Total points: 1561 (John Clune) Field goals: 593 (John Clune) Free throws: 375 (John Clune) Wigley and Clune kept Duke busy but the Blue Devils had " too much. Doral Sar.dlin began playing inspired ball when the team met Franklin and Marshall. hasLvthall A topsy-turvy season was held by Navy ' s basketball team, but few can deny that the squad was one of the most formidable ever assembled out of Bancroft Hall. Led by the two sensations, Clune and Lange, who scored 1176 out of the team ' s 1996 points, Navy ended the year with a 16-7 record, including NCAA tournament play. Shortly after the season ended Coach Carnevale discovered that he was losing both his stars; for besides Clune ' s graduation, Lange was unexpectedly found to be ineligible for further collegiate participation due to previous play. The cagers put on a shining performance in the Dixie Classic, losing to Duke in the finals, but finishing second ahead of such powers as North Carolina, North Carolina State, Southern California, Oregon State, and Wake Forest. A capable crew of cagers and their coach . . . Ben Carnevale AV V | vy Left: Lange was hampered by Notre Dame ' s Rosenthal. Below: Slattery and Thompson helped Navy to run wild against Georgetown. Two teams battling for the " Top Ten " in the nation. Don Lange was injured at the beginning of the Penn game, and that seemed to be the difference. The team rolled on victoriously until meeting Duke again, and that ' s when the Saturday afternoon television performances brought ill fortune. The Car- nevalemen lost to Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, and Army on successive weekends before nationwide television audiences. But prior to this, impressive victories had been gained over such teams as Temple, Penn State, Georgetown, and Pittsburgh. Penn State subsequently defeated Notre Dame to reach the NCAA Eastern Finals. Ben Thompson Jim DeGroff WK .. ' The Gooner " brought to Navy the height it has always needed. The NCAA tourney brought a comeback to the fighting five, and in the opening round they downed Connecticut, fresh from its win over Holy Cross — Holy Cross then proceeded to sweep to the NIT championships. Bill Hoover came into his own against Connecticut and his one-hand jump shot from mid-court combined with his strange affinity for loose balls, spelled defeat for the boys from New England. A revengefu ' contest against Cornell resulted in a last second basket for victory. Clune and Slattery make the game look easy. 56 : iw Tlie Army-Navy game is always a rugged battle After battling on even terms for the first half, The Blue and Gold was then toppled by LaSalle by 16 points, eliminating Navy from the tournament. The Philadelphians went on to down Penn State, and won by 16 points over Southern California for the NCAA title. The Army game, played just before the team went up to Connecticut on the first leg of their NCAA spree, was an unexpected defeat. Although the team played hard, and Hogan and Wigley did outstanding jobs, the Kaydets fought harder and downed the mids in a rough and scrappy contest. This defeat, humiliating as it was, only spurred the Navy basketeers on to better results in the NCAA tourney. It was just one of those days Four for four wasn ' t to be had for ' 54. Front Row, Left to Right: ZECHLir j Grego, Hootman, Allen, Sandmeyer, Pil CHER, MOBLEY, Daus, LoRING. Second Row, Left to Right: Parker, White, Pierce, Sisson, Gonzalez, Jaudon, Mead, Kirkpatrick. Center: Coach FlEMS. fencing Having only four returning lettermen, Coach Joe Fiems developed his fencing team into a formidable squad that lost only to Columbia ' s National Champions in dual meets. Captain Loring, Pilcher, Allen, and Gonzalez formed the nucleus of the team that placed second in the East and fourth in the nation. In the Easterns, Loring took second place in the epee. At the NCAA tourney, Allen placed second in the saber, and Gonzalez fourth in the foil. The brightest day of the season was the sixth consecutive win " over Army, 17-10. In the pentagonal matches Navy took first place over Army, Yale, Prince- ton, and Harvard. An art of steel nerves and steel equipment. The sabre swingers: Allen, Parker, Mobley, and White „ I 1 miry m 17 20 .7 Hi 17 n 1st Touche .... and the visitor is caught }ff guard. opponvni • ' ' n broohtyn 10 Johns hophins 7 avir yorh . 12 Pennsylvania 11 army 10 coiumbia in petayonais The foil five Gonzalez, Grego, Zechlin, Daus, Hootman. ,-k ' Jl?- ; The epee team Sisson, Captain Loring, and Pilcher w ■ r ■-. 1 . ■- - ft ■ f r s V 4 fy . bJvk » Front Row: Smith, Cronk, Soltys, O ' Malia, Glover, Couillard, McElroy. Second Row : S.W.N. Arnold, Bourke, Butterfield, Stelter, Shuman, Dunne, Hoerner, Knettles. Third Row: W. E. Arnold, Strange, Wills, Johnston, Northam, Munger. Fourth Row: Ford, Elinski, White, Solomons. Standing: Cdr. Harris, Manager Hollenbach, Coach Phillips, and Assistant Coach Rammacher. gymnastics Navy ' s gymnastics team lost ten lettermen from its 1953 squad and had only one member with experience gained before coming to the Academy. But Coach Chet Phillips tutored his team into shape, bringing them to their peak performance against Temple, which had been a winner over the same Syracuse team that topped Navy earlier in the year. The highlight of the season was a 48-48 tie with Army, which resulted after Navy entered the final event with a four point lead. The following men proved to be the big point producers for the Blue and Gold squad : Tumbling, Burt Munger and Guy Mc- Elroy; Side Horse, Mitch Soltys and Buddy Arnold; Horizontal Bar, Phil Cronk; Parallel Bars, Captain Bob O ' Malia and Don Bourke; Rope Climb, Fred Stelter and Bill Glover; Flying Rings, Ned Shuman and Fred Hoerner. Fred Stelter starts the long climb upward. v l Mitch Soltys shows that the body is quicker than the camera. inn u appunvnt U7 north vurolina 2U 7:t n eorgi a tvrh 77 duke . pvnn stair 43 ' 2 SljriH ' NS4 IU a i ' in if .7 Ivmplv Captain Bob O ' Malia . . . eye and all. Smith and Cronk steal the spotlight. Front Row: Coach Higgins, Briner, Shanaghan, Capt. Banfield, Jones, Reardon, Manager Size, CDR Jeffery. Second Row: Kelly, Boughner, Grant, Cecil, Lovelace, Williams, Ruth, Taylor, Riviere, Colvin, Asst. Coach Warner. Third Row. MacKinnon, Gray, Slack, Binish, Nay, Coolidge, Betts, Stevens, Matthews, P. J. Smith. Fourth Row: Jarratt, Constans, Woodbury, Caraway, Crumpacker, Tracy, Short, R. E. Smith, Terrell, Eller. swimming nary uppunvnt . Ivhitjh 2H ID pvnnsiilruniu .7.7 id rohunbiu 3H .7.7 dart mouth ID 43 Pittsburgh 41 It pi ' inevton 43 3D ha mini 45 20 gale 64 .7 army 3D H3 rutgers Hi Bob Boughner on the second leg of the 400-yard relay against Army Hours of long practice from September to March gave Navy ' s swimming team the likes of Paul Slack, Jerry Nay, Chuck Gray and Bob Boughner- each a record holder in his respective event. Former breaststroker champion John Higgins proved his coach- ing ability by bringing each member of his team to a peak for the all-important meet against Army. Every Navy swimmer turned in his best performance of the year to defeat a surprised Army tank squad. Members of the 1954 team hold five of the nine swimming records in the twenty-five-yard course, and six of the nine in the twenty-yard course, proving it to be one of the best ever assem- bled at the Academy. The losses by graduation are team captain Tom Banfield, middle distance freestyler and holder of the twenty-yard course pool and Naval Academy records; John Reardon, member of the record-holding freestyle relay team both in the twenty- and twenty-five-yard courses; and Jack Shanaghan, sprint specialist. 9i ' m - Sitting: Fiedler, Crane, Jesser, Holtz, Marr, P. C. Brainerd, J. L. Brainerd, Gattuso, Blair. Kneeling: Asst. Coach Kitt, Shimek, Volgenau, Hamilton, Webster, Bissel, Floyd, Masterson, King. Standing: CDR Taussig, Sheehan, Cunningham, Tucker, Prokop, Crosier, Zabrycki, Bossert, Donahue, Ferriter, Turner, Skarlatos, Trainer Fallon, Manager Strachan. nut ij opponent 36 north Carolina o 17 Cornell 9 22 mar u land 6 13 Pittsburgh 75 22 Pennsylvania 6 27 Columbia 3 19 penn. state 9 16 lehiffh Pin-crazy Pete applies the pressure. 14 wrestling Navy ' s wrestling team finished its season with a record of seven wins and one loss, that being to Pittsburgh, the winner of the Eastern Intercollegiate team title. Fans received more than the usual amount of thril ls as Navy ended Penn State ' s streak of 34 consecutive wins by beating them 19-9. And the following week Coach Swartz ' s grapplers gave Lehigh a fourteen-point lead in the lighter weights and then came through with sixteen points in the four heavier weights to win in story-book fashion. The second class seemed to steal the show with Gattuso and Blair, the Gold Dust Twins, running away with top honors. Both men finished the season un- defeated and won the Eastern wrestling championships. From there they journeyed to Norman, Oklahoma, to compete in the NCAA tournament. Pete Blair won the National Championship in the 191 pound division, and Joe Gattuso came through with third place in the 167 pound class. First classmen held down the first three weights, with Woody Holtz at 123 pounds. Captain Art Jesser at 130 pounds, and Herb Crane at 137 pounds. Paul Fiedler, Larry Marr. Sid King, Ed Zabrycki, and the Brainerd brothers rounded out the team. Holtz was a real fireball as he demonstrated his skill and drive on the mat. He finished with a 6-2 record. Herb Crane, known as the country kid with a million country holds, was the crowd pleaser of the crop, and com- piled a record of six wins and one loss. Captain Jesser was plagued by sprains and pulled muscles but came through with a 3-2 record. During the Maryland match he received a cut which required seven stitches to close. He took out enough time to have it bandaged and then proceeded to decision his opponent. Joe Gattuso, Pete Blair, Woody Holtz, and I top i Art Jesser. l JRIMHMMHi Seated: Trent, Pollack, Herres, Coach Branzell, Bird, Wilkins. Standing: Fischer, Petch, Rose, Capt. Culpepper, Carter, Foster, Shillinglaw, Black, Sweet. rifle Captain Herres eyes the target. pistol nuvn opponent nai if opponent 1416 new york university 1369 1430 coast guard academy 1387 1394 st. John ' s 1409 1417 fordham 1399 1414 maryland 1430 1420 georgetown 1375 1424 army 1423 1434 north Carolina 1305 1422 Johns hopkins 1388 1328 bureau of ordnance 1403 1316 equitable 1191 1345 coast guard academy 1292 1324 bureau of ordnance 1392 1344 quantico 1329 1349 merchant marine academy 1275 1350 n. y. s. m. c. 1158 1333 army 1343 1367 m. i. t. 1280 Navy ' s riflemen had a sensational season, twice breaking USNA team records and beating Army by one point. Compiling their best scoring season, the rifle team was conspicuous for its absence of stars, and extraordinary in team consistency. Leading the shooters were Captain Bob Herres, Ralph Bird, Bob Pollack, George Wilkins, and Tony Trent. After losing the better half of the 1953 team, this year ' s pistol team developed rapidly into one of the foremost teams in the country. For the second straight year it won the U. S. Revolver Association Intercollegiate Championship, setting a new total points record. Of the twenty men named Ail-Ameri- can, the Naval Academy had five : Wehrmeister, Kemble, Hobbs, Martin, and Peterson. Captain and All-American Al Hobbs. Sitting: Hobbs, Lt. Rockwood, Cdr. Davenport. Standing, Middle Row: Yeager, Schultz, Wehrmeister, Morgan, Shumaker, Craven, Kemble, Walters, Overdorff, Teachout, Freeman, Krikorian, Hejhall. Standing, Top Row: Eckels, Shapiro, Boardman, Cyr. ham ill on . •• •• • ba.xiaa coach, united states naval academy, iffiff to . . AN EXPRESSION OF APPRECIATION FOR HIS LOYAL AND EFFICIENT SERVICE THROUGH THE YEARS. His contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the Naval Academy and the obtainment of its objectives has been of marked excellence. His contribution to the Physical Education program over the years can be measured in part by his many friends in the fleet who range from Ensigns to Admirals. His termination of service in June of 1954 is a source of regret, and it is hoped that he will long enjoy the benefits of his retired status. 67 £ St : L ewe Foreground: Coach Potter. Sitting. Bordone, Seabloom, Smith, Captain Redden, Ramos, Dawson, Alter, Desseyn. Standing: Cdr. Meneke, Gluse, Egan, Lynch, Hogg, Pirie, Ringer, Stuckey, Perkins, Franks. squash Although the season started poorly with two losses to Harvard and Yale (6-3 and 5-4), the team gained the finesse and experience to win the next eight matches and earned second place in the national rankings. The consistent winners — called the Big Four -were Captain Ralph Redden, Steve Ramos, Dick Bordone (all ' 54), and Chuck Smith ( ' 55). Other regulars were Tom Lynch, Ed Dawson, Jim Seabloom, Marvin Ricketts, Doug Egan, and " Dess " Desseyn. In the individual national standings, Redden wound up tenth, and in the national intercollegiate tournament, Ramos and Smith reached the semi-finals and finals, respectively, of the consolation tournament. The big moment of the season came, however, when Navy broke their losing streak to Army by beating the greylegs, 7-2, a feat no NA squash team had been able to do since the sport was first brought to the Academy in 1948. nary opponent 3 harvard 6 4 uale . " » » trinity 8 princeton J it Pennsylvania 7 princeton 2 ; Pittsburgh 9 Pennsylvania 7 fordham 2 7 army 2 Chuck Smith takes the back court. And Doug Egan plays up, both against •i 68 . 1 SS A day is done for Callow ' s crew champions. SPRING SM 10itTS 69 $ w- Front Row. Drummond, Bachman, Kennington, Allen, Hanson. Second Row: Stevens, Copeland, Smith, Irons, Short, Allen, Roberts. Third Row: Frye, Forbrick, Rich, Baird, Ebert, Audilet. Fourth Row: Healy, Hinge, Henseley, Thurman, Murphy, Dunbar. Fifth Row. Ammerman, Fields, Stilas, Kamp, Flood, Nelson, Cantrell. Sixth Row. Ried, Scott, Johnston, Hull, Watson, MacNish. Seventh Row: Ireland, Shigley, Lowe, Otrupchak, Taylor, Blandford, Costilow, Milnor, Crane, Coffey. Eighth Row: Coach Rusty Callow, Anton, Crone, Covey, Proctor, Manager Gray. Standing. Manager Hamley, Manager Lyding. crew »% H Left: Three-year stroke man, Captain Ed Stevens. Below: The toiling grind begins. $ 70 Jk 1 3 g 5 ? 3 i b ys IP- " ' SAr LV The stalwarts of the first shell: Stroke and Captain Ed Stevens, Wayne Frye, Hank Proctor, John Forbrick, Dick Murphy, Jim Dunbar, Bill Fields, Roger Scott, and Coxswain Bill Kennington. , ' fc I Coach Rusty Callow coached Captain and stroke Ed Stevens, Wayne Frye. Dick Murphy, Bill Fields, and Hank Proctor through three sensational seasons, sweeping the Olympic cham- pionship at Helsinki in 1952 and compiling the longest undefeated streak in the 150-year history of crew. mr— r Eight husky oarsmen await the command READY, ROW. " A contented coach of champions. o x — - - r AT I N v v n - v tri | 7 ■£$ " S HP : A I A ji£ 3m W ' v at jit f I j Front Row: Ricketts, Ferrer, Pollard, Messinger, Manager Shaffran, Gaskill, Mahorner, Redden. Second Row: Coach Hendrix, Gallagher, Ashworth, Magagna, Lewis, Skein, Officer Representative Capt. Gay. Third Row: Lynch, Van Alen, Baldauf, Jacobsen, Holte, Manager Moore, Manager Tobin, Manager Linebarger, Asst. Coach Bob Bender. tennis The 1954 varsity tennis team looked very promising with several of last year ' s regulars returning and with new blood from last year ' s undefeated plebe team. Men like Dick Gaskill, Ray Messinger, Al Ferrer, Chuck Pollard, Ralph Redden, and Jim Mahorner, all representing the first class, made Coach Hendrix ' s job of selecting starters very difficult. Myron Ricketts was hitting very well and was holding down the solid number two position behind Tom Lynch. The team this year had plenty of depth, with very little difference between the six singles starters. Sam Jacobsen and John Gallagher alternated on the number six singles, both playing good tennis. This year ' s doubles lineup was enough to make any coach envious, with Messinger and Gaskill, Lynch and Ricketts, and Mahorner and Redden playing one, two, three. r -. Captain Ray Messinger, Plebe Coach Bender, and Dick Gaskill. nary o of f valimibia 1 I ha mini 4 U ilarlinoiilh :t U williams I 4 vavnvll 5 Top: Number two doubles, Rick- etts and Lynch. Bottom Ricketts displays a deft backhand. $ Intercollegiate cooperation for a photographer ' s precision. nary 67i 2 track opponent Pittsburgh 6iy 2 I georgetoirn 2 -fife i prineeton H I pennsglvattia 2G I gale GOy 2 Don May hurls. Distance men warm up. I ffl ■ ■ - •» " -, - " v m - r « r I, - i ■ ■ ' . F . Front Row: Sams, Rittenberg, Hurt, Rogers, Pierce, Toney, Czaja, Whatley, Michael, Schlenzig, O ' Hara, McAuliffe, Coyning. Second Row: Lcdr, Connoly (Officer Representative!, Harrison, Holland, Pickel, Harmony, Smith, Roper, Chester, Artman, Simpson, Harper, McLaughlin, Lippert. Third Row. Manager Raunig, Barbary, Clay, Burdick, Walker, Parker, Filly, Levin, Rothrock, Hawkins, Coach Thompson. Fourth Row: Coach Gehrdes, Richter, Judy, Thalman, Graves, Mossop, Knettles, Monson, Butterfield, Howell Fifth Row: Juergins, May, Wittner, Winfrey, Slack, Osgood, Cleveland, Alser, Peterson. The Navy track team, the best team on the East Coast! That fact was evident all through the season when they defeated stalwart foes like Pittsburgh and Yale. Yale, who had been the Indoor IC 4A Champion and Indoor Heptagonal Champion, was a victim of Navy on a cold, dreary, and wet day. With the competitive spirit existing among the varsity men, the daily work with the unsung plebe squad, and the coaching staff of Earl Thompson, Jim Gehrdes, Ellery Clark, and Ray Schwartz, Navy was destined for a successful season. It was the entire team that made possible each victory, although during most of the season there appeared consistent winners in the newspaper summaries. Serious losses to Coach Thompson as they leave the Naval Academy this June are men like Jon Hurt in the mile and two mile races; Ted Graves in the high and low hurdles; Bob Pierce in the pole vault, high jump, and broad jump; Jim Whatley in the 100 and 220 yard dashes; Tom Rogers in the 440 and mile relay; and Bernie Czaja in the 220, 440, 880, and mile relay. But Navy can ' t fail to continue in the spotlight of the East ' s track and field competition with record-shattering hurdlers like McAuliffe, Mossop, and Garrow; and distance runners like O ' Hara, Rittenberg, and Toney. The field events will continue to be a strong point in Navy ' s favor because of men like Rothrock, Alser, Levin, Harrison, May, and Monson. Bill Smith, Norm Harper, and Vince Roper will carry on for the Blue and Gold in the distances. Captain Bernie Czaja and Coach Tommy Thompson. The all-important mile relay team Bob Pierce vaultf A.V ' 4r — ligjt j ft, let 4 ti 4 ' p- JL Front Row Fisher, Morra, Spangler, DeEsch, McLean, Welsh, Coach Bishop, Manager Dworsky. Second Row: Lt. Col. Heely (Officer Representative), Fischer, Hamel, Murphy, McGinnis, Dawson, Bordone Shaw (Captaini, Edgar. Third Row. McCally, Eaton, Guest, Smith, Ponti, McClure, Snider, Turcotte Durgin. baseball nary opponent 4 eoiu rnbia 6 9 delaware 2 l buckneii 1 4 lafayelte 10 8 rutgers 7 7 viltanova H 4 temple 00 Veteran hurler Dick Murph. A base knock for Navy. A slide into second Awaiting the pitch. A rugged schedule was encountered by a team with relatively little pitching experience, but the arms of Dick Murphy and Jack Morra soon bore the fruits of victory. Leading the 1954 team were first classmen Dick Bordone, Walt Shaw, Ed Dawson, and Dave McGinnis, while Dick Chuday suffered an early arm injury. Another Na jn comes home. £_ ,V - n 9 A R. E The tops in collegiate lacrosse. lacrosse nav » Southworth and Biggar bear in. opponent in 21 14 23 12 Washington college harvard Virginia penn. state ntarglaml Where ' s the ball? o 2 3 1 7 ■ . ' 2 Jack Renard prepares to score an assist. Dinty Moore fielded a powerful, well coordinated team again, despite graduation losses including All-Americans Don Kniss, Walt Hubbel, and Dick Wright. An indication of the team ' s potential was given in the season ' s first game in which highly rated Washington College came out on the short end of an 18-0 score. By mid season the Blue and Gold was in shape to hand Maryland a 12-7 setback, and go on to take the National Championship with- out breaking stride. Standouts defensively were goalie Jackie Jones and defensemen Swede Swanson and John Raster, ably seconded by Bill Martin, Ronnie Mahan and Mattie Burt. In the midfield Jocko Horner, Si Ulcickas, Joe Brendell, Bill Hoover, Dave Koonce, Ed Turner, and Frank Hamilton gave our opponents fits in their own inevitable way. The attack was chiefly noted for its depth, having six practically inter- changeable men. Willie Hunter continued on his Ail-American way, making defensemen look like they were standing still. Big Bill Hargrave put in an outstanding year, both at crease and outside. Backing this formidable duo were Percy Williams, Jack Renard, Bob Pirie, and Dick McShane. Always superbly conditioned. Navy ' s ' 54 Lacrosse Team was tough and determined to make itself felt preferably where it hurt. Renard and Pirie demonstrate ball control. Horner hovers over the ball. N Jti 1 - H Hpn£ w ■e-rS Navy ' s men of the sail strike a pleasant pose. sailing The 1953-1954 Naval Academy Sailing Team amassed an enviable record for the Class of ' 54 to remember, having beaten all comers at least once during the spring and fall seasons. Many of the active sailing schools were met as many as five times through a long season of regattas involving as many as thirteen schools per week end. A newly organized Army sailing team was taken into camp on each of the Navy ' s four encounters with the West Pointers. Captain Tim Walsh and Bob Montross ease into the wind. The sailing master, Coach Hefler « )»««« $ « Front Row: Manager Windle, Walter, Coach Williams, Mattox i Captain i, Kent. Second Row: Hodges, Cherry, Ball, DeGroff, Krieger, Kelso, Highfill. golf Though losing the number two and three men of last year ' s team by graduation, the golf team got two new additions from the youngsters and one from the first class to garner a successful season. Led by Captain Dick Mattox, old hands Don Walter, Ken Highfill, and Jim DeGroff combined with newcomers Tom Kent, Frank Kelso, and Dick Cherry to match cards with their opponents on the tough Naval Academy course. The team enjoyed trips south to Duke and north to play the ' University of Pennsylvania and then on to the Eastern Intercollegiates in New Hampshire. ■lefc Captain Mattox and Coach Williams. Stand by for sand. L M inn §i oj f oif ' ff 1 duhv 4i buchneU I 2 pviui. s1a1 v ■ • •; si i. . ACTIVITIES 83 1. ■ CLASS OFFICERS President: Dean Vice-President: Collier Secretary: VoGELBERGER The class officers are elected annually by their classmates. It is through these men that the class is able to function as a unit. During first class year, the officers function to foster good will among classes, and maintain morale in the Brigade. THE BRIGADE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The Brigade Executive Committee is composed of the Brigade Commander, the presidents of the three upper classes, and one representative from each class in each battalion. Its primary purpose is to foster a high degree of personal honor within the Brigade, but it also considers problems which directly affect the Brigade. In carrying out its primary duty, the committee does not possess disciplinary power, but it may recommend action to the Commandant. Biederman, Topping, Dean, Vogelberger, Bentley, Jennings, Currier, Alger, McCarthy $, 84 «agfc w CLASS CREST AND RING COMMITTEE The Class Crest and Ring Committee serves a double purpose. It is from its members that the various designs for the class crest emanate. The class then votes for the design of its choice, the crest by which the class will be known in the years to come. The committee as- sists the class in the selection and pur- chase of the class rings. Wood, Snider, Hamlin, Dancer, Ostrom, Whipple, Whatley, Smith, Martin, Shore, Thompson, Holman, McElroy, Jennings, Hay, Dworsky. Stroop, Dunn, Yarger, Rose, Rourke. Healy, Murray, Hennessee. The entire effort of the Ring Dance Committee is directed toward one event, the traditional Ring Dance at the end of second class year. For weeks ahead of time, the members work on the extensive decorations for this dance at which the prospective first classmen will receive their treasured class rings. The committee is therefore responsible for making as enjoyable as possible one of the most important events of Academy life. Upper Right: Canter, Boggess, Pasztalaniec. Far Right: Cherry, Dean, Hay, Tibbitts, Size. Right: Lord, Healy, Me TEER. 85 $ CATHOLIC THE CHOIRS The Naval Academy Choirs, under the able direction of Professor Gilley, provide the music for the various chapel services. The performance that most of us will remember is the annual presenta- tion of the Messiah, by Handel. Each Christmas the choir combines voices with those of the Hood College Girls ' Choir to provide the chorus for this memorable performance. CHAPEL NAVAL ACADEMY CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Sitting: Hugdahl, Oberc, Chaplain Zimmerman, Kellogg, Masters. Standing: Sullivan, Harper, Dean, Fugate, Olson. The object and desire of the NACA is to promote the moral and spiritual tenor of the Brigade of Midshipmen. During the year various programs are arranged, bringing the midshipmen re- ligious and classical music, speakers, and religious movies. These programs sup plement Chapel services and tend to round out the religious life of the mid- shipman. Each year a council of nine members is chosen, including a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. This council plans and directs activities of the NACA. Company representatives provide close contact with each indi- vidual company. The Chaplain is the officer representative of the club. NEWMAN CLUB The Newman Club is part of a national organi- zation of college students of the Roman Catholic faith. The club invites many interesting lecturers to attend its meetings. In addition tea dances are held in St. Mary ' s Auditorium from time to time during the year. The highlight of the year is the annual communion breakfast attended by all mem- bers. Slawson, Burns, Pavia, Father Lonegan. Morgan. 87 $ RECEPTION COMMITTEE The task of playing host to the many athletic teams that visit the Naval Acad- emy during the course of a year falls to the Reception Committee. Usually one mem- ber of the committee is assigned to each visiting team, and it is his job to meet the team when they arrive and to entertain them during their stay. The reputation of the Brigade among other student bodies throughout the nation depends, to a large extent, on the members of this committee. Wallace (Chairman), Mortimer, White, Martin, Edson. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE The Public Relations Committee is the official midship- men ' s representative for the Academy in our dealings with " our bosses, " the tax payers. They are the " silent service " of our own diplomatic corps that is always at work on behalf of the Academy in that more important field, public relations. McCarthy, Diley, Morris, Coakley, Soltys. Seated: Thomley, Nassr. W " CLUB In previous years the " N " Club, composed of all midship- men who have earned a letter in a varsity sport, has been honorary but not functional. This year, however, the officers of the club initiated such activities as playing host to a num- ber of orphans at one of the football games, holding smokers, and handling pre-Army game rallies. The social highlights of the year are the Christmas and June Week dinner dances at Hubbard Hall. Pasztalaniec, Czaja, Brendel, Franco, Jesser. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE Most midshipmen are prone to take the many hops that are held throughout the year as a matter of course. Howev er, even the smaller hops require a great deal of planning and supervision this is the work that falls to the Brigade Hop Committee. The Christmas Hop is traditionally the best hop of the year, and consequently the committee gets to work on the decorations weeks before it is held. J JfcjyLU Standing: Switzer. Neiderlander, Pasztalaniec, West. Seated: Dunn, Healy, Lord, Gray, Canter. Put er there. Cap ' Glad to meet ' cha ' HA-10 M 9 1 R- t: f: Lf if if ,t J u ..• t W m kl £?WiI KBXyfl BJk ft A.. .? B ? m $ MB ' ' i S The NA-10 serves both as a musical activity for those so inclined and as a fine dance band for those who attend the hops. In addition to performing at many of the hops throughout the year, the NA-10 also is the main attraction of a series of smokers held in Smoke Hall. w w 89 $ ™ WRNV WRNV is the favorite station of practically everyone in Bancroft Hall. Its programs are put on the air by, and for, midshipmen. The programs that are produced are a tribute to the hard work of the announcers, disc jockeys, and engineers who put in long hours of work and stand watches in the Smoke Hall studio. Station WRNV is a member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Briggs, Mortimer, Wood, Small, Boiko. Front: Jensen. BRIGADE ACTIVITIES The objective of the Brigade Activities Committee is pri- marily to promote morale in the Brigade. This is accomplished through pep rallies, team send-offs, cheerleading, and many other activities. Another one of their projects is the delivery of toys, collected at the Christmas Hop, to the " Doll House, " for under- privileged children of Washington. Canter Boggess $ 90 ■■■■■•■■g DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS Probably the most regularly functioning activity to be found at the Academy is the Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to playing while the Brigade marches into Bancroft Hall at all outside noon and evening meal formations, they supplement the Naval Academy Band at parades on Worden Field. They also furnish the music when the Brigade functions as a unit away from i he Academy. FALL SET WINTER SET Commander: Woodward. Staff: Reafdon, Colwell, Elliot. Lewis, Roach, Philpot 91 $ This year ' s Masquerader production was a particularly note- worthy one. Not only did it provide a sparkling highlight in the season ' s entertainment, but also it marked the end of an era; for with the presentation of Hay Fever, one of his most successful plays, Professor Pease retired from the position he held as drama adviser for thirty-six years. The resounding laughter and applause which filled Mahan Hall, was adequate evidence that the Masqueraders had done it again. Tom Dyer, as the star of the show, will not soon be for- gotten for his excellent performance. Credit is due also to Larry Scott who did double duty as the show ' s director and supporting actor. Not to be forgotten in the acclamation of the cast are those who toiled behind the scenes for the success of the play. Dick Trautmann and Dave Miller had their hands full as the producer and business manager, respectively. Hats off to the cast and the gang for an evening of excellent entertainment. What was that line again? £ 92 m Somethin ' s slippin THE CAST Opening night jitters. mv- Sitting: Koster, MacQueen, Heisel, Dyer. Standing: Scott, Davies, Kucera, Graf, Smith. !5= MUSICAL CLUBS SHOW For the second time in a row, the Musical Clubs came up with an entirely new musical comedy, Turnin ' Collegiate! and, incidentally, with a hit on the boards of Mahan Hall. Completely original, the show was by the mid, for the mid, and of the mid following the precedent established by last year ' s Homeward Bound. Consisting essentially of the same cast and writers, the show this year was vastly improved by adding a comp ound-complex plot as well as dance routines to the musical score and book of the comedy. Last year ' s prolific song-writing team of Dick Lewis and Bob Mack came through again in fine style; supplementing them were numbers by Jerry Jones, Denny Waitley, Dick Gaines, and Bill Sellers. Mix well: the Mob, Chorus, Cop, School staff, Manager, NA-10. Net result: a terrific musical worthy of recog- nition. The Mob (Duke, Nails, Slugger, Fingers! doing a ' 20 ' s version of the Bunny Hop. Matt Small, Dick Alger, Bill Sellers, Dick Gaines. The Cast. The Mob meets the Collegians — and vice versa (that ' s a coonskin coat for the information of the curious). Inspector Beagle points out his attributes as " A Hound " to the Prof, while the Dean looks on — and wonders. Dave Reedy, Herb Tibbitts, Jerry Holland. The Coach shows the manager, Tommy Trotter, how tough a football player has to be while the Dean is abused — and still wonders. Buzz Mann, Denny Waitley, Jerry Holland. 1 r THE STAGE GANG From the end of the first term exams in January until the end of April, the auditorium of Mahan Hall resounds to the blows of hammers and the screech of saws. Working in close harmony with the directors of the Masqueraders and the Musical Club Show, the Stage Gang designs and builds the required props: As late as 0300, the gang can be found putting the finishing touches on a sst for the next night ' s show. A " well done " to these unseen artisans is certainly in order. Shearer, Hilland, Kruoer, Hoy, Allen. THE JUICE GANG Almost all the lighting displays that are found in the yard at various times throughout the year, are the product of hard work by the members of the Juice Gang. They control the lighting effects during the plays and concerts in Mahan Hall. In their Mahan Hall shop, the gang designs and builds the complicated, animated electrical displays which are frequently seen at hops during June Week. Foreground Clark, Soderholm, Frith, Tibbetts. Background: Colman, Warrick, Fey, Rempt, Filbert. PROPERTy AMD MAKE-UP GANGS The members of the Property and Make -Up Gangs are some more of the men behind the scenes. They never get to see the footlights, but if it were not for them, the actors wouldn ' t see them either. They provide, prepare, and safeguard the properties used in the various stage shows, and assist in costuming the entertainers. ■ T ,-rn a - «_. Standing: Mathews, McGuigan. Sitting in Front: HOBBS, ROBINSON. Sitting on Stairs: Thlrber. Ware, Daus, PARCELL, O ' Brien. Seated: Betts, Burden, Smith, Link. Background: Haddad, Johnston, Hobson, Montgomery. rose - GLEE CLUB Each Monday evening up in the confines of a room on the fourth deck, some eighty-odd men find pleasure in raising their voices in harmonious unison. They are guided by the able and amiable Professor Donald C. Gilley, who takes on the task of direction of the Club in addition to his normal duties as organist and choirmaster for the Naval Academy Chapel. As the year passes the group attains the skill necessary for their several presentations: The concerts in Bancroft Hall, the Christmas caroling in the corridors, a trip to a nearby college with the attendant merry-making, and finally, the traditional Sunday evening concert June Week. Each member carries away a lesson of harmony in music, but more important, one of harmony in spirit. THE CONCERT BAND Bob Tollaksen has taught the midshipmen that there is real musical talent in the Brigade. His work has provided hours of fine band music both in the messhall and in Mahan Hall. The idea of a midshipman concert band is new; and Bob and his boys have sold their product to the Brigade. $ l f mm THE LUCKY BAG Taking some three years to complete, the Lucky Bag is the largest publication edited at the Naval Academy. The finished book is our pride and joy; and although the toil involved in making the yearbook will never be forgotten, it will stand always as a reminder of our good times and bad times together at Navy. The trials and headaches of a year- book staff are never realized by anyone but its members. Although all the copy was checked at least four times the last time by our di scriminating officer representative there are always some errors which inevitably appear in the final product. To those we may have chagrined by these errors, we make apologies and hope that there were not too many. The money involved in this yearbook amounted to quite a few Admiral ' s yearly salaries, yet we used the same old piece of carbon paper, the same half-dozen paper clips, and we never did get around to buying that stapling machine — the editor really pinched the coppers. Seriously, though, we had fun making the 1954 Lucky Bag, and we sincerely hope you enjoy browsing through it. E V I T R B U S I N M £ A S N S A G E R Eugene Johnston Gayle Ballard LCDR R. P. Countryman Lloyd Snider 97 $ As the purpose of the Lucky Bag is quite obvious, I would like to take this opportunity to " toot the horns " for the many people who have contributed to the book in one way or another. The production of a book such as this is quite a task, and it was only through the unselfish efforts of many that it eventually got to the press. First I would like to mention Lloyd Snider, the Managing Editor. Lloyd did more work on the book, in planning and in actual labor, than any other one person. He was the man with the answers. Next I want to mention Paul Treagy. Paul started to work on the book when it was only an idea and was the one person that I could always depend on to do any special jobs. Besides the extras, he found time to take care of the largest sec- tion of the book, the biography section. When he finished this section he put the academic section together. The Business Manager, Gayle Ballard, rates some words of praise. Perhaps the dependability of a person is one of the most important assets of any organization. If this is correct, Gayle has certainly con- tributed his share to the book. To be able to cease worry com- pletely about the financial problems other than to observe them was a relief for me. Gayle had two very able men working for him — Bob Moore and Mitch Soltys. Bob took care of all the advertising in the book. I don ' t think there was another person in the Brigade who could have done a better job than he did. Mitch was the Circulation Manager and carried the burden of the sale and proper distribution of approximately 4,500 annuals. Now I want to mention a person that I perhaps should have mentioned earlier, the photographer, Chuck Morris. When one thinks of how many pictures there are in the Lucky Bag, he can appreciate Chuck ' s enormous job. He produced both quantity and quality. The cruise section of the book was also edited by Chuck. Working with him were Bill Cann, John Ailes, Von Bair, Jerry Jones, and Tom Brown. The art work was under the care ful supervision of Frank Hoy. He searched far and wide for the artists to handle the various jobs and was successful in finding John Harter and Mac, who did lead-ins and cartoons respectively. It must seem as if I have forgotten about the editing of the body of the book. Ernie Evans and Mike Nassr worked diligently to get the sports section out. Bill Greenlaw did an excellent job on the extra-curricular section of the book. Ned Kellogg han died a most important part the four years section. Th effort required for these sections is evident and as I mentioned jefore the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Others who contributed to the book at various times were Paul Grover, who worked with our commercial photographer first class year; Tommy Seigen thaler, who handled this during second class year; Bob Bunger, who worked on biographies second class year; Bill Hunt, Jim Egerton, and Bob Smiley, who did our typing. I have tried to mention all the midshipmen who contributed to the book, but there are others who certainly contributed their share. Mr. H. B. Baker, our engraver, was closely associated with the book and gave us timely help and advice. Mr. Fred Bassman was our printer. Mr. Marv Merin was our commercial photographer. Working for Mr. Merin was the very capable portrait photogra- pher, Mr. Harry Hollander. Next I would like to mention our officer representative, LCDR Ralph Countryman. He was the board of censors for the book. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank Mary Lou Off for carrying the ball while we were on our first class cruise. She pulled the wood out of the fire when I carelessly let things get behind. I only hope the book does justice to the efforts of those whom I have named. Eugene Johnston SPORTS, Mike Nassr, Ernie Evans FOUR YEARS, Ned Kellogg Left: The Art Staff. In the First Wing Basement, almost everyone reads the Log. Foreground: Walt Coakley, Jess Owens. Rear: Mike Nassr, Bud Hankins, Anton Switzer, Terry Sutherland, Bob Gallagher, Wave Graham, and Lynn Wehrmeister. W ' .n i Graham and Don Conner Integrity, honor and square cut-lines. Conner, Hankins, O ' Dwyer and Boyd react to typical Log question: who vol- unteers? ieM THE ENDLESS CHAIN Meeting Thursday night . . . deadline a week from Monday . . . ideas . . . doesn ' t race my motor . . . will it pass city hall . . . see Co;ik ley about pictures . . . Hinton will illustrate . . deadline . . . comma errors . . . old jokes . . new jokes . . . very funny joke . . . makeup weekend . . . one pair of scissors . . . late sports . . . later engravings . . . Logging by Owens . . . Bodini bold . . . italics . . . national ads . . . bold face . . . local ads . . . cartoons . . . Nassr ' s Drag of the Week . . . Salty Sam . . . Oddenda . . . fiction by Sutherland . . . fea- tures by Graham . . . sports by Wehrmeister . . . music by Gallagher . . . money by Switzer . . . Wednesday . . . page proofs . . . see the Commander . . . correct . . . read . . . change . . . how many characters in a column and a half . . . editor check . . . last page movie ad . . . pick ' em up . . . make up an envelope . . . destina- tion Baltimore . . . Friday . . . D-Day . . . antici- pation . . . AMOD ' S to the Express Office . . . The LOG . . . compliments of J. L. Owens . . . containing a Don ' t Log This . . . nice issue, Jess . . . swell mag . . . memo: congratula- tions from the front office . . . meeting Thurs- day night . . . deadline a week from next Mon- day . . . ideas . . . doesn ' t race my motor . . . ad infinitum. Mike Nassr (center I and friends inspect the latest nomi- nation for Nassr Drag of the Week. Result: no drag. J Jess Owens, Editor-in-Chief " It doesn ' t race my motor. " On the Log, three bumps: Graham fidgi ts, Hmt,.., fumes, Prohaska Fguri s Im Newell — Pirie — Sullivan The Splinter, the small magazine for par- ticular people, continued to bring the Brigade news of sports, events, and people inside the yard. On Tuesday nights a small group of faithful midshipmen would gather in the Log office to lay the plans for a future issue. Jack Balogh as editor told the staff what he wanted. The staff told him what he ' d get. Don Walsh, Harry Dunn, and Jack Carson, the feature writers, usually had a pet idea they were trying to sell. Al Hobbs, humor editor, always produced an assortment of hilarious jokes. For sheer quan- tity of copy, Mac Burtis, sports editor, was a key man. Photographers Walt Coakley and Joe Anderson were distinguished by their darkroom pallor. Managing Editor Bob Pirie chewed f.ngernails for copy that had to be in on time. Makeup took weekends — dragging time — and the final Wednesday before publication was always a rush. All this was accomplished under the benevolent but watchful eyes of Commander Dudley. Just before the dark ages the sack was dropped on Bob Pirie, since the first class looked forward to graduation. Working for the Splin- ter was usually fun, sometimes disconcerting, but always rewarding. and company THE STAFF ,,;;„■■,■„,;,« ■»- United States Naval Academy It has been a long standing joke in the Brigade that the TRIDENT never " hits the desk. " Rumors have it that the magazine is usually intercepted in midflight between the Mate ' s hand and the green blotter, where it is effectively sidet racket! into the wastebasket with scarcely a glance at the cover. Whether, after this year of violent journalism, this business still goes on, is a matter of speculation. But what we of the TRIDENT staff do know is that the Brigade has been treated to a differ- ent TRIDENT. We hacked down the size; we threw away the stories about pre-Nero catapaults and Amazon River banana boats. We took everything that was the least bit musty and decrepit and tossed it out the window. Then we scratched around and picked up all the new material we could find. We wanted it to be hot and fresh for you. We wanted it to concern you vitally. We were worried about the maga- zine ' s appearance, too; so, when we could, we broke up the pages with line cuts and half tones. We tried to put pictures in the back of the book as well as in the front. We tried to combine eye-catching layouts with well-written material. We didn ' t always hit it right; and more than once we published in the red. But if " try " is an action word, that ' s just what we did. Now that the TRIDENT is turned over to a new editor, we believe that the Brigade will be treated to a more lively, more interesting literary and professional magazine. The men working on the staff will be a more closely knit team because of this year ' s experience. The magazine will have mellowed out of its growing pains. We of the staff wish to shake our own hands and pat each other on the back for the better-than-average job we ' ve done; and we want to thank those of the Brigade who " let it hit the desk. " With- out them it wouldn ' t have mattered. THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE: a study in method THE NAVY ' S HOT RODS: the DL ' s and the 931 ' s THE ANTIETAM: an experiment in economy INNOCENCE ABROAD: mid-touring in Europe THE EDITORS TRIDENT SALUTES COLONEL HESS he flics by f aith THE BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA an eycwitne ss occount 1 WAS A JAP PRISONER the scrgean brought candy on a motorcycle A SHIEK OF ARABEE the wealth belongs to the people In Chief Dave Watkins SHORE DUTY AT OXFORD philosophy and the Oxford ' Blue ' PT STORY he rode with Buckley UNCLE DOG TARE beach open; courtesy of UDT 50 GOLDEN YEARS from Jenny to Jet Managing Terry Sutherland THE NEW HOPE for i new weapon, o new idea THE SAGA OF THE PHILIPPINES for an old enemy, a sound beating AWAY ALL BOARDING PARTIES for 3 modern Navy, an old method 4263 for an old friend, a long ride Art. Associates Morris, Wehrmeister, Pavev. Shorty Metzger " Now you just listen to me, sailors. Circulation, Advertising Fryberger, Macleay. Professional, Photo, Features Walsh, Morris, Kurth. -J— l THE TRIDENT SOCIETY The Trident Society is the arts and letters organization of the Naval Academy. Actually it is composed of several subsidiary organiza- tions, each having its own presiding officer and subordinate officials. The Trident Society presi- dent coordinates all the activities and supervises the production of various publications. Masterson, Parks, Newsome, Macleay. THE CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE The objective of the Christmas Card Committee, as stated in the " reg book, " is " to provide the Brigade with a Christmas card typifying the Naval Academy and the Naval Service. " The com- mittee is made up of members of the first and second classes who have the opportunity of working with nationally_ known companies in the development of ideas for, and in the productions of the cards. In addition, the first class members make arrangements for the purchase and distribution of graduation announcements for their class. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE With a yearly budget of $2000, the House Library Com- mittee gives the members of the Brigade access to current popular magazines and to most of the best selling books. The two regimental libraries also contain a selection of refer- ence texts and books dealing with professional knowledge. These books have proved to be the salvation of many a plebe with a difficult question. Last year ' s circulation of 15,000 books illustrates the popularity of the regimental libraries. Standing: Jesser, Sutherland, Brame, Kouteck, Fagan, Schultz Seated: Holt, Stevens. £ 101 Left to Right: Jones. Masterson, Parks. TRIDENT CALENDAR " Watch, 2nd section AMCBO ... get a drag house for Saturday . . . E. D. coming up . . . P-work in skinny . . . " These are some of the many things that one might expect to find in any mid ' s Trident Calendar. The men who edit the Calendar certainly rate a well done. REEF POINTS The reg book calls it " an annual handbook . . . concern- ing the background, customs, and traditions of the Naval Academy and the Naval Service. " We call it the " Plebe Bible. " In it the plebe finds a myriad of items, from the answers to " How is the cow? " or " What is the main arma- ment of the Missouri? " to advice designed to make Academy life a little easier. Foreground Graves. Background: McCarthy, Collier, Daniels, Hinton. THE PHOTO CLUB The photographic work required by the various Naval Academy publications is, for the most part, done by members of the Photo Club. The club maintains a series of darkrooms in Bancroft Hall which any midshipman may use if he becomes a member. ? In addition, the club holds an exhibition once a year and has several lectures by recognized ex- perts in photography. Left to Right: Hl ' FFER, COAKLEY. MORRIS. lor, £ THE PROFESSIONAL CLUBS Jones, McClellan, Collins, Baldwin. Carter. THE RADIO CLUB The Radio Club is listed as one of the professional clubs due to the fact that radio is one of the applied sciences that is of primary importance to the Navy today. The purpose of the club is to provide information, equipment, and space for those members of the Brigade who have an active interest in the field of radio and wish to further this interest. The club maintains and operates its own amateur radio station, W3ADO, with transmitting equipment capable of making " HAM " contacts with almost any country in the world. THE BOAT CLUB The objective of the Boat Club is to advance professional knowledge by providing additional training facilities for mid- shipmen in boat handling. This includes the repair and operation of power plants, piloting, and general seamanship. During the sailing season, the club sponsors competition for the DuBois and Holloway Trophies in the yawl class, and for the Thompson Trophy in the knockabout class. In addition, the Boat Club plays host to college and university teams which enter the competition for the MacMillan Trophy in the yawl class. During the winter, a program of lectures are pre- sented by internationally known yachting figures. Switzer, Walsh, Griffiths, Casey, Nelson. Seated: Moore, Seacord, Toupin. Standing: Cacavas, Curry, Lockmiller, Gaines, Williamson. THE ENGINEERING CLUB The need for the opportunity to obtain knowledge in the engineering fields at the Academy first became apparent six years ago when thirty midshipmen formed the Mechanical Engineering Club. Interest grew so rapidly that last year there were 800 members. There are now six separate organi- zations which are united to form the Engineering Club. Within the branch organizations, midshipmen may become acquainted with aeronautical, automotive, electrical, and mechanical engineering, physics, and naval construction. Movies, lectures, and discussions are held at weekly meetings. In addition, numerous field trips are sponsored, and repre- sentatives are sent to conventions of national engineering societies. Cash awards are available for an annual technical paper contest which is sponsored by the club. Through its program, the Engineering Club offers midshipmen close con- tact with the technical fields they will be associated with after graduation. $. L06 THE FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB The Foreign Relations Club has as its objective the familiarization of midshipmen with problems of United States foreign policy and international politics. The mis- sion of the organization is accomplished by three meth ods: first, presentation by individual members of papers on pertinent topics of world affairs; second, constant guidance by men familiar with the field of United States foreign policy and international relations; third, attend- ance at student conferences with other colleges and uni- versities where a broad exchange of ideas is accomplished with the midshipmen ' s academic contemporaries. Lvden. McCarthy, Pustav. Dr. Paone. Parks, Meloy. THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB The purpose of the combined Russian, Italian, Ger- man, Spanish. Portugese, and French Clubs is to further linguistic interest and to offer an opportunity for its members to practice speaking in their chosen language and enjoy the fruits of their efforts. To understand and speak a foreign language to any degree is a feeling of personal pride and satisfaction. Each club has its own officers and functions independently of the others. German Anaker, Portugese Mariscal, Spanish Schmidt, Secretary Foreign Languages Combined C ufa— Chiota, President Foreign Lan- guages Combined C ui — SHIMEK, French— HURT, Italian. Pavia. THE FORENSIC SOCIETY Certainly many organizations within the Naval Academy harbor occasional disagreements, but here is one society that specializes in them not, however, disagreements leading to arguments without thought but to debate based on sound logic. With full cognizance of the oft-repeated concept that wars and peace may as well be won by words and reason as with bullets, this group of midship- men earnestly endeavors to enhance its ability to think logica lly and to speak well in public. Three afternoons a week, the walls of Maury Hall reverberate in harmony with verbose exclamations of the members of the USNA Forensic Society, who then go abroad on week- ends to test their oratorical and analytic skill in contest with other universities and colleges. Cassidy. Smith. LeBrun, McCaffrey. Klrth. KIT ,-j. HOBBY CLUBS THE MATH CLUB The Math Club, a hobby and recreational activity, is an ideal discussion group for midshipmen with or with- out mathematical training. Emphasis is placed on originality, individual thinking, and logic, with an oppor- tunity to present ideas for criticism and approval of classmates. Considerable time is devoted to problems typically present on the Putnam Exam, a nationwide math ingenuity competition. A proposed project is the construction of an electric " moron " to illustrate the operation of the giant electric brains. Montgomery, Crawford, Woxvold. THE STAMP CLUB The Stamp Club was organized to provide an opportunity for those interested in philately, to further their hobby by giving them a chance to get together, and to foster exchange of ideas as well as stamps. Regular meetings are held throughout the year, and guest speakers provide interesting topics and material. The club is an honorary member of the ASCA, and the annual trip to Baltimore for its exhibit is the highlight of the year. Oliver, Eggert, Petzrick, Koerkenmeier, Brillantes, Cusachs. THE CHESS CLUB The Chess Club was organized to enable midshipmen who are interested in playing serious chess, to partici- pate in intramural and intercollegiate matches. Compe- tition for the top positions is usually keen, as the men holding them take part in matches against such colleges as Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, and Army. All work connected with the club is done by the midship- men themselves through the club officers. Sitting at Desk: Jesser, President, Stevenson. Standing: Fagan, Gardner, Smith. $ 108 Ducat, Bennington, Harvell, Bayly. THE MODEL CLUB For tlmsr interested in model air- plane building, the Model Club work- room in the second wing is the center of activity after 1600. This shop is fully equipped with all the necessary power and hand tools for model building. The model train enthusiasts spend many of their afternoons over in the first wing where the intricate layout of the " T S " Railroad is located. Mitchell, Grunwell, Lyding, Shumaker. THE SOUND UNIT AND MOVIE GANG The objective of the Sound Unit and Movie Gang is to maintain a group of midshipmen who are well trained in the operation of sound and motion picture equipment. The Sound Unit rigs public address systems at such functions as pep rallies while the Movie Gang serves as operators for motion pictures shown in Bancroft Hall. Standing: Raymond, Hoy, Roberts, Hinton, Cummings, Harter, Cale, Reitzel. Seated: Nyquist, Lynne. Wood, Boiko, Mortimer, Briggs, Small_ THE ART CLUB The Art Club is an organization made up of illus- trators and cartoonists of the various Academy publica- tions. The purpose of the club is to stimulate and encourage interest in art at the academy, and by a mutual exchange of ideas among the members, to improve the quality of their work. The main event of the year for the club is the participation in the Trident Society Art Contest and the subsequent display of the winning paintings and drawings. Hi ' ) rf. ■ w w ww y£ y in $ i four years is a long time, but once it ' s over it ' s hard to believe it ' s really passed . . . it ' s hard to believe there isn ' t more to it. Now take our four years at the Naval Academy as Midshipmen of the Class of 1954 . . . to some of us who had little misunderstandings with the Academic Board along the way that " four " may be spelled F-I-V-E, but for most of the gang the whole thing started as it ended in June. June 1950 to be more exact . . . the pre- cise day doesn ' t matter . . . was the month we first entered gate 3, walked down Maryland Avenue, up Stribling Walk, and got that first view of our new home, Bancroft Hall. It didn ' t look too friendly then, but we soon got used to its massive structure and prided ourselves with the fact that we were on the ' inside " while countless visitors passed to and fro on the " outside. " Our first few days were well taken care of with physicals, signing papers, filling out forms, and signing papers, but we finally took our oath and after a few solemn words we were officially Midshipmen. Then suddenly the glamour wore off and we began to work and to play with more hustle and for longer hours than most of us dreamed possible. We ran everywhere, it seemed like, and in between we stenciled, we studied, we scrubbed, and we stood ... at attention while young freshly- graduated Ensigns, whom we thought to rank 112 just above Admiral, inspected us, inspected our rooms, and barked orders we didn ' t al- ways understand. Most of all they were trying to square us away . . . and they did! By September we ' d lost a few pounds and gained a few calluses, but now plebe summer was over. It was time to join the Brigade and show those " upperclassmen " we had heard so much about just how much we knew. And then each year became a little different . . . starting off with . . . 113$ ... - PLEBE YEAR 54 pushups, 54 chins, yes, we knew what class we were, all right, but oh brother, what a year! We thought we ' d hustled plebe sum- mer, we thought those Ensigns were tough . whew! . . . " What time is it, mister? " " Who are the OD ' s? " . . . " What ' s for chow? " . . • " Compare and contrast the strat- egy and tactics employed at Midway with those at Trafalgar! " . . . " How many Japa- nese Beetles per cherry blossom are there in Washington. D. C? " . . . questions, ques- tions, questions . . . some routine, some professional, some rather silly, but all making us just a little more keen and on our toes. We had plenty of time for other things, too, though . . . like squaring corners, and com- ing around, and closing windows at an early hour, and sitting at attention at meals, but the life of a plebe really isn ' t so bad, for we ' ll never forget all those wonderful times like our upset win in football over Southern Cal in Baltimore and the evening ' s liberty we spent afterwards, or that greatest of football games ever ... our breaking of Army ' s win streak at 23 with a mighty 14-2 victory at Phila- delphia. During the spring we attended dancing classes in Memorial Hall and wore that snappy full dress uniform for the first time to a parade honoring President Auriol of France. But all this time we never strayed too far away from our books. The studies meant a lot, and we never let our activities take too much of our time. We finally crossed our last set of plebe rivers in May. and the mcment after the Class cf ' 51 received their dip ' .cmas we were climb- ing Herndon Monument . . . there ain ' t no mo ' plebes! Still we had a long cruise to work and wait through but we finally caught sight of that ol ' Chapel Dome and received our lone thin stripe ... at last we were . . . 1 1 . " $ — Yes, we were Youngsters —just plebes carrying on actually, but what fun car- rying on! The most im- portant rate we inherited with the new stripe was the right to drag. We didn ' t date every week end now, but just to know we could if we wanted was a wonder- ful feeling. But we had many more things to think about then and to remem- ber now, other than girls. There was the tremendous Army -Navy game in No- M v ' ember with its all-time scoring record. We remem- ber that course in Naval Machinery which seemed impossibly complicated and that infernal calculus book, which in its second year. YOUNGSTERS! became even harder than before. And then there were the " dunker drills " in the Spring- tests especially de- signed for " Junior Bird- men, " but not for midship- men. President Truman visited us June Week for the Spring Army - Navy competition, and we watched our baseball team beat the Black Knights while the track squad dropped a close one after a rough spill in the last relay. The year was over before we knew it and our summer cruise and leave, too. That one lone stripe turned to " two on the diagonal, " and we found ourselves in the midst of . . . f ° $, 116 lite » n: .?. SECOND CLASS YEAR . . . and now we did feel important. We gained a few more rates and a few more responsibilities. Our opinions meant a little more, and we began to feel and think like a class. Our new privileges of Gate 2 and second class door came in mighty handy, and that Wednesday afternoon liberty proved very enjoyable after a long p-rade on Worden Field. i The year has its memo- ries, too events we ' ll never forget. We had. not one. but two changes of com- mand during our tenure as segundos. First we got a new Superintendent as Ad- miral Hill retired and Ad- miral Joy. fresh from the Korean truce tables, took his place. And then in Jan- uary we journeyed to Wash- ington to render honors to our new Commander - in - Chief. President Eisen- hower, at his inaugural pa- rade. We remember our ex- change week ends with West Point in the spring when we learned how the other half lives. Then there was the visit of the Red Cross Blood Bank some of those nurses were really nice — and Ike came down just be- fore June Week to pay his respects to " a rival Acad- emy. " Again a year had gone by we received our class rings and the two diagonals turned to two singles one on each arm, and we were . . . IN $, FIRST CLASS MIH! . . . They say there are only two real rates in the Navy: Admiral and, Midshipman First Class. This statement we can now believe. Our four years at the Academy really sped by, but not one went as fast as our last as " firsties. " At last we were on top; it was our class who ran the show. We made a few mistakes as " midshipman in charge " but on the whole things went just fine, and the Brigade enjoyed a reign that coupled high spirit with stern discipline. $ 120 During the fall we entertained the King and Queen of Greece who stopped by the Academy during their grand tour of the United States. Then came the winter and the heaviest snowfall in many a year to add to the atmosphere of first-term exams. But the spring came at last. We took those loans and bought those cars in spite of the friendly warnings of our financial advisor. We even I -J £ yr.. ■JV . ♦• ♦•■ »MW ?-J — - l r m 5C ;?v. took time out for a spin in the N3N ' s during our sunnier afternoons. It all went by too quickly, though. We faced our last set of rivers and then " no mo ' ! " But we hesi- tate before leaving; we want to reminisce a bit longer. How did we spend four whole years? Well, let ' s see we did spend many of our happiest hours . . . 121 $ DRAGGING . . . That wonderful fifth estate, dragging — what a great way to spend a week end that was. It would all start in a crowded bus station in Annapolis shortly after a Saturday noon meal formation. There midst the confusion of hat boxes and suitcases we would pick our " one and only " from the crowd and hurry on over to the nearby " drag house. " Here we listened to our girls ' complaints about the " perpendicular " sidewalks and made our plans for the rest of the day. r IL flP If the sun were shining, what could be more fun than knockabout sailing on the Severn? This was always the girls ' favorite sport, and a week end was never quite complete for them without it. But during the colder off-seasons or when boat-chits just weren ' t available, at- tendance at one or more home athletic events hard to beat the smooth rhythm of our own Chiefs ' band at any price. After the hop there would be the quick walk back to the " drag house, " a goodnight kiss, and then the sprint back to Bancroft with the ever-faithful " flying squadron. " Sunday we would continue with Chapel services in the morning followed by the would always add much fun and spirit to an afternoon ' s dragging. Basketball and wres- tling were the top fan drawers during the winter while track, tennis, and lacrosse always shared our attentions in the spring. For Sat- urday evening there was always a hop in either Dahlgren or Memorial Halls. We found it L23 $ i " « " ™ ™ v m ! ' yard movie or maybe just a nice walk that would include a picnic during the after- noon. And it would all end as it began at the bus sta- tion, where we ' d say good- • ■»« V. k 1 1 bye just before dinner Sun- day evening. . . . But of all the dragging that we did, that one night The Ring Dance — topped them all . . . II II of ' , 1 J 1 V J R M [ 9 ■ CVComun . OfFKER i ' l k r » ft: 5 r i 1 , • 1 THE RIHG VANCE... The piece de resistance — the biggest and best — that is how each class always came to describe their own Ring Dance, and ours was certainly that and then some! Utilizing the facilities of Memorial Hall, Smoke Hall, the Rotunda, the Steerage, the Messhall, and Smoke Park, we combined the talents of Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra with Lieutenant Commander Morris and his string ensemble to give us an evening we ' ll never forget. We fulfilled the traditions of the occasion as we dipped our rings into the waters of the Seven Seas. Then we placed them on our hands and accepted our reward while standing in a large replica of the ring we will always wear with pride. . . . And as we look at that ring now, we begin to think of the work it took to earn it - especially the work at those never end- ing .. . MV xv 4 STUdlES. . . The Naval Academy differs little from most universities when it comes to studies. True, we attended more hours per week than our buddy Joe College, we adhered to a more professional curriculum, and it ' s for sure we took more quizzes than he probably even thought of; but still we had one basic thing in common we both had to study to pass and we both had to pass to graduate. As midshipmen we began with a full study schedule plebe year that did not let up until we finished that final exam as first classmen. It wasn ' t until this last year that we began to realize the relationship between the many required courses we had completed. During our first two years we struggled through the technicalities of naval boilers and turbines, and both courses were merely a series of facts that must be learned. Then in our last two years we were $. 128 conditioned to assimilate the much greater complexities of naval ordnance and electrical engi- neering. As second classmen we spent four hours a week mastering the art of navigation which we were able to put to use so effectively during first class cruise. Rarely did we run across any- thing in itself during our course of study. The principles of public speaking we were taught as plebes and which we reviewed as second classmen, were really put to the test at after dinner speaking during first class year. We studied a great many subjects while at the Academy and each one of them developed us a little more towards our chosen service career. But learning to become an officer wasn ' t all just study and recite. There were a number of other important hours set aside each week for . . . L29 i. 4 IS K and more drills ! It seemed as though we had more drills than classes. Of course, the big time consumer and the most enjoyed by the visiting public was infantry. Every Wednes- day afternoon during both the spring and fall we displayed our military precision in a parade on Worden Field. The whole procedure be- came " rather old " after our very first try at it plebe summer; nevertheless, there was some- thing about the feeling of pride we experienced each time we passed in review that always made the " trip over " worthwhile. But we had other drills also. Aviation had its N3N flights, Seamanship gave us " yippee " drills on the Severn, and the Ordnance Department had a " trainer " for every type of warfare known to man. But there were quite a few more hours of our midshipmen lives that were not nearly so enjoyable a duty. Those were the long but necessary ones we spent on . . . T1 O.CM . CflL JT I » ' o.0.f .U UJfaeKS« « ' A.M.O.O : ».Am; ISSECTIOII 2 S£CTI inna .TONPS.. fiiUf. Efl : WATCH! Our moms and drags wanted to know what we were watching, and many times as Assist- ant Mates of the Deck during plebe year we did, too. Some of us figured that since we were not allowed to cut any classes at the Academy, this was the one way we got our breaks from the regular academic routine. But when we went on youngster cruise, the whole system of Navy watchstanding began to dawn on us. We then were thankful for the patience and persistence we had learned while standing watch at the Academy. We realized that a ship is run by its watchstanders just as Bancroft Hall functions due to its main office and battalion office crews. As with other midshipman duties we assumed watches with more responsibility as we rose from class to class. On our first cruise we were allowed to stand only those watches normally handled by enlisted men aboard ship, while as first classmen during our last cruise we assumed the duties of officer watchstanders in such posi- tions as officer of the deck and communications officer of the watch. At the Academy our watches ranged from the mailman and security patrol duties of mates of the deck as under- class to the top positions of organization and decision as midshipmen officers of the watch first class year. Looking back, we can ' t say that we enjoyed watchstanding hours, but we did learn something, and that ' s what counted. As we remember these rather painful but profitable hours, we also recall others spent even more profitably and yet with a great amount of true good feelings, too. These were the ones we spent at . . . 1:5:5 £ CHAPEL AND CHURCH SERVICES . . . During our four years at the Naval Academy, each and every one of us had the opportunity to come into a closer relationship with God. This we could truly be thankful for. We all at- tended the church of our own choice, whether it were the Protestant or Catholic chapel in the Yard, or the service of one of the many denominations to be found outside the gate in Annapolis. Aside from the regular Sunday services, we had three Chaplains with us who were always ready to help us cope with the personal problems that, faced alone, seemed insurmountable. For those of us who desired further instruction there were regular Bible study groups in Bancroft Hall, and each year during Lent, church membership classes were conducted for all those interested. With all these advantages we were able to grow spiritually as well as mentally and physically as midshipmen, and the foundations for our career were thus established with the sturdiest possi- ble backgrounds. But as we continue to reminisce, we remember another phase of Academy life that we never want to forget those good old . . . L35 £ PEP RALLIES . . . " It ' s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that counts! " " A team 3600 strong can ' t be beat! " " With bright eyes and a bushy tail! " — these were the words and slogans we learned to live by as midshipmen. Before coming to the Academy we ' d all heard of the wonderful spirit of the Brigade, but we had to become part of it before we could realize it meant much more than just rooting for the Navy football team. The big pep rallies were the embodiment of this spirit, and it is those that we remember the best. They would usually start in the messhall a few nights before the game. The whole thing would begin with " from-table-to-table cheers " racing up and down the long hall. Then the official rally would take place the evening before the team left. There would be speeches by some of the players and coaches and even members of the Executive Department, and the noise from the cheers and banging klaks would almost be overwhelming. The next morning there would be the big team send-off as we lined the roads through the yard to the gate — and sometimes $ 136 outside the gate and shouted en- couragement to the players as they rode by. The next day we were going to the game ourselves, and the long train ride coupled with the dry box lunches only seemed to add to the prevailing spirit. Upon reaching the stadium there would always be a brief contest with the opposing rooters to see who could yell the loudest. This is one con- test we never lost. And the real " pep rally " continued right through the funneling of our team onto the field and throughout the whole game. As long as our players 137 $ I %L were hustling, no matter what the score, our stands would support them with full vocal power and our players would never stop hustling. After the game, liberty ah, but that ' s another story! and then back to the Academy for the final phase of our " big pep rally. " The last act would be the salute to the team for a job well done win or lose. And this is the real spirit we learned at the Academy. But we didn ' t express this spirit just for inter-collegiate competition; we al- ways saved plenty for our own . . . 130 $ ■ INTER-COMPAM COMPETITION . . . Yes. we always managed to save some of that fighting spirit for a twenty-four-way drive for the colors each year. It was a great distinction to be a member of the color company, while a midshipman and only a few of us enjoyed this prestige. We competed against each other in everything from p-rades to volleyball and from anti-submarine warfare to blinker and flag hoist proficiency. Every little point counted, and our company officers often became as enthusiastic about our standings as we did. As plebes and youngsters we watched the Thirteenth Company take the coveted honor twice in a row. and then second class year the Twelfth Company defeated all rivals and won pulling away. As first classmen we entered into the competition as strongly as ever, and when the final points were awarded and the number one company pronounced at the Color Parade, we were all sure that no other deserved it more. Yes, the good natured rivalry we entertained as midshipmen certainly brought us some good times, but the best times of all we remember from those wonderful . . . II $ 4 WEEK ENDS AND LEAVES . • 9 And these were our happy and carefree times. There was always the scramble to get ready. " Make sure those windows are closed ' n ' all transoms are up " . . . " Don ' t forget that I.D. card " . . . " Make sure you recon- firm that plane reservation " . . . these were the familiar words that buzzed throughout Bancroft Hall as we were about to leave for homes and sweethearts all over the nation. Of course we weren ' t able to do this all of the time. On occasions due to academic or con- duct reasons, we obliged ourselves by enjoying our Christmas tree in the Rotunda instead of the living room at home. But all in all, we still managed to take advantage of most of our opportunities for a rest and change of station, and we ' d always come back fresh and ready for whatever might lie ahead. And now we must leave for a good long change of scenery, and somehow it becomes hard to say " so long " to our old rooms and the friendships we ' ve built up over the past four years. But it ' s time to get rolling at last so to all you fella ' s of ' 55, ' 56, and ' 57 " Good Luck and we ' ll see you in the service, sailors! " .{. 112 1 r % E- ■fa THIRD SET STRIPERS BRIG AVE STAFF Merritt, R. L., Green, T. S., Ill, Ballow, L. D., Pilugrath, D. O. Daniels, W. D., Crawford, R. P., Ammerman. C. N Dean, C. D. FIRST REGIMENT STAFF SECOND REGIMENT STAFF Austin, J. W., Gt-rrge, R. D., Jr., Glunt, D. L., Jr., Stelter, F. C, III Skarlatos, P., Robertson, R. R., Jr. O ' Malia, R. J. Glovier, H. A., Jr., Quinn. W. J.. Hogan, T. W., Jr., Biederman R. D. Sanders, W. M., Vogelberger, P. J., Jr. Thunman, N. R. i i:» $. FIRST BATTALION Pollard, C. E., Jr., Berdan, M. R., Seabloom, J. A., Kellogg, E. S., Ill Pruitt, T. J. SECOND BATTALION Scott, R. W., Dulke, S. M., Gaessle, P. G., Hess, D. L. Collier, B. H. THIRD BATTALION Ayres, D., Herres, R. T., Meyer, D. J., Gard, G. I., Jr. Anderson, W. S. FOURTH BATTALION Elder, R. C, Crawford, W. T., Byers, R. K., Hanlon. M. Z., Jr. Crawford, J. W. FIFTH BATTALION Sandlin, D. R., Sanford, G., Watson, R. M., Dennis, R. Li Czaja, B. F. SIXTH BATTALION Conaughton, R. G., Heinrich, J. F., Diehl, R. W., Maltagliati, M. J. Willis, J. S., Jr. i Wallace, D. L., Bvrd, M. W., Schuler, W. E., Austin, R. C. Foster, C. G., Jr. Banfield, T. V., II, Pavev, R. A., Anderson, J. R., Ferrer, K. A. Williams, R. O. Cornell, R. L., Dalla Mura, B. M., Jr., Schlenzig, R. E., Holtz, W. F. Damico, R. J Billerbeck, H. G., Sabol, E. I., Jr., Basford, M. G., Graves, T. K. Fields, W. B. Wight, R. R., Krumwiede, J. L., Yeager, W. J., Miller, R. B., Jr Thompson, R. L. Beckmann, A. B., Jr., Botbyl, G. W., Geronime, E. L., Rogers, R. B. Cooeland, E. C. Jaco, C. E., Powell, C. E., Watson, T. C, Jr., Tibbetts, H. E. Gaskill, R. T. Biggar, W., Young, H. L., Robey, G. R., Jr., Dean, H. J. Jones, R. F., Jr. 3 1 Leslie, R., Hinkle, D. R., Whitehead, J. B., Ramzy, J. R. Scott, L. A. Albee, T. L., Jr., Lyons, P., Hennessee, D. M., Trevors, G. A. Brame, F. A., Ill 1 Snider, L. H., Lord, W. E., Burkhardt, L., Ill, Redden, R. K. Tisdale, A. A. Krikonan, E, G., Gardner, B., Coakley, W. J., Jr., Collins, F. I., Jr Sheehan, R. K. Riendeau, A. O, Jr., Ballard, G. B., Hurt, J. S., Henson, G. M. Currier, R. A. Nassr, M. A., Duel, J. K.. Colvin, W. P., Kratt, W. J. Ball, K. J. Kilty, L. R., Neel, W. C, Martin, R. T., Burcham, J. B., Jr. Rennell, R. J. Gtifnths, R. D., McElroy, G. A., Casey, A. G., Franco, F. J. Frye, W. T. Steel, C. E., Briner, R. R., Nix, W. C . McCarthy, G. D. Van Ausdal, A. L McKee, G. R . Jr., Thomley, R. R., Childress, R. H., Jennings, J. T. Bayington, M. R., Jr. Walsh, J. A., Jr., Halpine, J. D., Swanson, S. R., Flaherty, R. M. Sorenson, C. A. Young, P. F., Happersett, P. F., Williams, J. B., Heyward, I. K., IV Trenham, H. D. Kurth, R. J., Pasztalaniec, M. F., Dorsey, F. J., Wilson, R. D. Niederlander, L. C. McKinstry. W. E., Patterson, L. R„ Ulrich, C. H., Spencer, R. B. Parks, G. B. Hamlin, A. L., Everett, J. W., Pilcher, H. E., Yadlowsky, P. Gibson, R. E. Lueker, R. E., Kohoutek, J. G., Leach, J. A., Dancer, J. D. Pavia, R. F. 3fr ?. i Ver . JSk$-£ : : -.-J ' ' ' • ' I T ... ' " » T Skinny lab as depicted during No Mo ' Rivers. Oh, well, back to the schematic. Correnti hangs out diapers like Charlie Mize doesn ' t have to do. Nolan must have written the script. NO MO ' RIVERS Navy was always fruit anyway. Walking away from Luce, it was hard to realize that there were no more rivers. There was just that feeling of relief, like after the last lap of the swim- ming ' A ' test. No more steam, ever. No more E does not quite equal IR. The occasion was duly celebrated by the first class. Howie Canter and the Brigade Activities Committee provided the spark to get the show rolling and the cohesion to hold it together. In the time available, Jim Pepperdine demonstrated a cargo net technique unexcelled in either hemisphere. Tony Correnti ran Dusty a fact, duly recorded by the Washington paper. Mike Nassr ran Povich, a fact duly ignored by the paper. There was more . . . parades, profs, presidents . . . and that had at one time or another drawn a moan from the mids. All the plebes in the company singing, " No mo ' rivers, no no ' rivers to cross . . . " finally drove the idea home at lunch. Graduation was, at last, merely a matter of time. 4 1 0 |Go ahead, Knut. Plug it in. That ' s what fuses and circuit breakers are for. The Brigade on Parade, Companies One through Twenty four. Everyone loves a parade, except the midshipmen and the band. No one else has to march, which may explain this phenomenon. About halfway through the alotted eighty parades the troops pull, it all becomes mechanical. All parades are the same except that some are longer, some colder and some hotter than some arbitrary reference. You remember the long cold ones and the long hot ones. Sure is hot out here. . . . and so then we were just leaving the hop . . . How many today, Mr. Hellewell? Somebody catch me if I fall. Heat waves roll up from the grass, making the trees on the edge of the field shimmer. Sweat rolls down the faces, into eyes, and down the back of itchy legs. A few guys always cave in or stumble away, during a June Week praade. The band, led by Commander Morris prepares to troop the line. IF THE BRIGADE ON PARADE Wally Anderson draws E awards for the Second Group $ 152 Twenty-three comes up to the blocks. 15:5 $ NAVY SCORES ( Walt Shaw was out at home but Navy won. Ray Messinger stretches for the ball and makes good. 50 55 Bin Blue walked away with track and field events ■IBfll CLEAN SWEEP Not since 1946 has a Navy sports season ended with such a bang. We played the Cadets in five sports and walked away with all the wins. Meanwhile, the base- ball team had racked up an Ivy League Championship, the lacrosse team, beating all comers, emerged as Na- tional Champs, and crew piled on their twenty-ninth consecutive victory in the nationals. An underdog golf squad played their matches into extra holes to win, the thinclads shattered records and Cadet hopes, and the tennis team beat Army on their own clay. An auspicious start for June Week. tfavy Sport Army 8 Baseball 4 9 Lacrosse 3 8 Tennis 1 r , Track 49 5 ' , 4 Golf 3 .™ • ■p a f m oat ' — - iJ 4r ♦ Jo Brendel prepares to bombard the Army gc Color Girl Marna Schultz and Bill whoop it up for Navy. !.-..-. $ Dick Mattox putts a long one. IBS k UN Hb 1 V B } _ _ .. k ' $ ■ ■ ■fl 1 H | ' 55 has a Ring Dance n jm Anders goes to formation like a maharajah. L57 $ THE CLASS 158 !J Or 9S4 159 $ 4 THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND . . . J. R. Cannon C.J. Cartwright D. T. Day. Ill J. M. Deem. Ill M. A. DiGangi V. J, Donnellan W. J. Farrell, Jr. R. M. Forster C. H. Gosney D. L. Grimes C. B. Hunt, Jr. AH. Korbeck, Jr. G. H. Lee W. J. Biever J. D. Loughran G. H. Martell J. D. Nelson. Jr. T. A. Northam, Jr. E. P. Riker. Jr. D. H. Shaler R. G. Slaughter R. J. Slott E. E. Thomas. Jr. H. R. Weeks, Jr. W. R. Williams H. H. Wright W. P. F. Wright, Jr. T. F. Cook, Jr. J. O. Mitchell R. J. Grogan C. H. Batchelder A. J. Taggart A. R. R. H. Kline, Jr. J. W. Brooks R. J. Kloyda R. E. McDaniel G. J. Mercuro W. D. Miller R. L. Morton R. J. Shugar T. A. Townsend J. I. Tucker J. S. Itkoff D. B. Sullivan J. D. Gouge J. A. Valdez U. L. Gebo C. A. Lockwood, III W. O. Talley, Jr. B. B. Barnes, Jr. J. R. Broesamle C. M. Cantrell R. G. Alexander W. J. Gleason, Jr. J. O. Crouse R. S. Gordon J. B. Clark J. E. Adams J. J. Bernat C. G. Blackard R. P. Bradley P. J. Cuba, Jr. J. R. Fato, Jr. D. D. Ford F. L. Gower G. J. Horr J. A. Horton, Jr. B. E. Huggins J. G. Kelly R. P. Kidd B. M. Lovett M. F. Ojerholm C. F. Porter H. A. Robins A. D. Schultz J. L. Speight R. H. Taylor, Jr. W. W. Thomas L. N. Whaley D. E. Bigelow, Jr. M. K. McDowell R. R. Brining R. W. L. Baruth. Jr. W. K. Rhodes, Jr. J. P. Miller O. P. Seale, Jr. C. H. J. Winner J. P. Miller, Jr. J. K. Nagazyna E. J. Pasierb L. F. Storrer M. L. Houston J. D. Bradley G. J. Delehanty R. A. Hallisey E. A. Moores F. B. Myers, Jr. R. W. Schunneman J. C. Simmons D. S. Wattier R. L. Johnson B. E. Decker W. A. Schumann, III B. G. Klein H. F. Mosier, Jr. D. R. Halagan G. K. Franklin R. L. Breviglieri R. H. Austin T. K. Wright, Jr. H. E. Hershey W. L. Shuman J. S. Nelson, Jr. E. C. Clark, Jr. B. D. Cotton J. T. Grey W. N. Shadden, Jr. J. H. Anderson D. P. Hill J. A. Rock I. J, Jones C. H. Builder P. J. Markesano J. H. Risinger A. L. Myers, Jr. E. O. S. Stevenson G. P. Rice W. P. Wright RE. Maloney B. L. Merritt V. B. Bala, Jr. H. D. Gray J. R. Thoma J. M. Ashurst, Jr. D. W. Anderson A. F. Premo, Jr. S. S. Matthews J. J. Heil D. Lambert, Jr. T. B. Potter. Jr. G. C. Robinson J. L. Kennedy W. R. Steagall C. R. Merritt A. P. Beamish A. B. Chapin J. A. Cummings E. H. Hicks, Jr. R. R. Schanen D. E. Stolle C. A. Tarver, Jr. J. J. Flynn, Jr. R. G. Judd V. Scalisi, Jr. R. M. Findlay E. C. Caldwell L. R. Holland, Jr. R. M. Ross R. T. Fortin L. L. Heisel J. M. Jones K. H. Moyer R. C. Meteer R. D. McArthur E. R. Emerson D. L. Plank G. I. Dahl J. M. Adams R. D. Colestock J. R. Buchanan P. X. O ' Neill T. E. Bentley U)l $. ) ( I v. Tri i ■ J.VV CRUISE L63 . . 9 mM I I CRUISE They start the talk when the second term begins. " My uncle in the Navy Department says " " A buddy of mine in the State Department says that South America " " Our skinny prof going along on the cruise this summer says that we are sure to " " My roommate dragged a secretary from the Pentagon who saw the orders, and the word is that the Med " " A cousin of mine who is a Rot-C has received his orders to " And so it goes, with the speculation mounting day by day. All the while the front office is going tight-lipped about the business of preparing the reams of orders, notices, and gouges for the big event. By the end of April the rumors are running wild and you wonder if the official dope will ever come out ; in the meantime there are finals to study for and the million and one other things that occupy your mind. Finals and June Week are gone in a flash, and before you grasp the situation, you find yourself standing on the seawall with a suit bag over your shoulder and a bulging sea bag at your feet watching the sun come up over the myriad masts out in the roads. " So this is cruise: I wonder what Europe is really like . . . . " £ 161 IP St. Giles; Edinburgh Mont Saint Michel ; France 1 1 « ■ 1 " , dr 1 I 1 ■ If fi m 1 yg| £ 166 La Corrida de Toro; Lisbon L67 $ In Paris rhe eternal flame. In Oslo . ; . . a tour o f ie Fram. 168 In The Netherlands .... a spot of tea. I I In London .... Jolson in miniature. ft In Copenhagen .... a Medieval zoot suit. L69 $ CAMIV VII 4 The new trend — learn by observing. This, gentlemen, is a half-hitch. Shelton Theatre afloat. The well-known hurry up and wait. — Sands of Camp Lejune. 171 £ PHh The new trend in cruises .... learn by observing. £ 172 Tl ay The new trend in entertainment .... for every man a queen. CARRIER CRUISE £ 174 1 Ca " T.AS(;ATrc; 5TA7I0J» 1 k M W- K ■ THE BOOK . . . Someone knocked on the door . I wasn ' t expect- ing company . I pushed Linda into a chair and dropped my overcoat in her lap. " Who ' s there? " " Western Union. " My friends don ' t send telegrams. I padded across the rug and reached for the knob on the peephole cover. Just before I touched the knob I heard a click . " You sap, " I thought, that safety off sooner. " ' You should have slipped My mouth went dry as I flattened against the wall and slid the cover aside. The first shot tore through the wood stinging my cheek with splinters. I heard Linda scream. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six . . . Silence. I waited. He might have had an automatic. When I could hear him running, I palmed the .38 from under my shoulder. I jerked the door open just in time to see a flash of grey as the elevator door slid closed. I snapped one shot at it for effect as I ran for the stairway. $ L76 If I ran like Gundar I ' d be in the lobby before the elevator got there. I slammed the grey metal fire door open and jumped for the top step. The inside of my head exploded before I came down. My legs folded like empty balloons and the stairs fell off into an abyss. I fell slowly. Ever so slowly, like I was sinking in warm molasses. " Damn, you ' re dumb, " 1 thought to myself. " Dumb. Stupid. There were two of them. " Then the first landing oozed up out of the molasses to cushion my fall . . . Give a midshipman a book and he ' s probably on cruise. He ' ll read anything. Guys who haven ' t read anything but Li ' l Abner i disdaining Steve Canyon as too intellectual) all winter, can be found curled up on the deck with some- thing by Will Durant. Spillane, Shakespeare, Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, Thoreau, Dreiser, Farrell . . . they all go on cruise with the troops. In chow lines, the mids read. They read in their sacks; while waiting for the movie to start ; after working hours any place there is enough light; in the passageways; on the fantail; sitting on ladders; in their compartments; in the oilshack; the bos ' n ' s locker; on the forecastle — the mids read. Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. The Merchant of Venice, iii, 2 when the dawn comes up like thunder c o Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y. $, 178 I 179 $ step right up gentlemen. For the Youngsters .... the usual job. For the First Class . ... an exact azimuth . . a publicity stunt. r v 3 vA V V x r j £?- - ■ - . The most permanent sentiments we carried away from the Pollywog Caper involved a greater percentage of physi- cal savoring than mental reflection. When Daddy laid us over his knee a long, long time ago to administrate his policies for the sake of household solidarity, the lesson was usually driven home with lasting effect. Somehow this old rule of nature stayed with us throughout the years of com- parative freedom from the hairbrush. But to say that the walloping we received in Neptune ' s Realm was old hat is more wishful thinking than honest fact. Who doesn ' t remember the shillelagh? Maybe you were in the stocks, or squirming along a slimy deck, or just bent over and waiting. You don ' t have to try hard to remember that first whack. It was coming, all right, and that made it harder to take because that big guy was standing where you couldn ' t see him, measuring you off for a real " lifter. " Then she came! At first you felt nothing but shock and a little surprise. Then the first glow started, the slow burn that started rising from way down deep. It was about that time that the second whack sank in. At first it neutralized the maddening smoulder of the first one, then the two of them got together and multiplied with frightening rapidity. Before you could take a couple of lungfuls of good sea air, the hot ache became unbearable. It spread down into your loins, and a million ants with little hot feet marched up your spine in single file. You wanted to cry or scream or lunge. But you only laughed like hell and prayed that the beast behind you would walk on. You prayed not for yourself but for the fellow next to you- -that he ' d be billed for the next one and not you. It was a neighborly prayer. The shillelagh memory is one of real, deep-seated (so to speak ) physical sensation. Neptune ' s cohorts did a nice job of violating other senses, too. One of them was the sense of smell. It isn ' t difficult to remember the nauseating reek of week-old garbage that filled the long, long canvas B ' tube. It was the kind of smell that, when all else failed, finally took every ounce of fight right out of you. All you wanted to do was to clear out for a square yard of fresh air. You were willing to do anything for a reprieve from the sickening stench. In short, you were as ripe for picking as the garbage. There was also a matter of taste. The Royal Doctor and the Royal Dentist were masters at their trades. If it wasn ' t gentian violet they swabbed your mouth out with, it was a concoction of diesel oil and mustard with maybe a little red-eye thrown in for that extra added flavor. As if the violation of your senses wasn ' t enough, Neppy ' s boys had to warp your sensibilities, too. Realizing the punitive value of psychological hammering, they tried to make you believe you were actually being drowned in a big canvas tank full of water and diesel oil and hairy, slip- pery Royal Dunkers. Remember the wretched sensation of being pushed backward into that stuff? It seemed like those guys weren ' t even trying to give you a chance. (They weren ' t!. When you thought you were going to have to take to breathing water for a change, they ' d let you have a look at fresh air and sunshine just long enough for you to take hope that actually you were going to get a chance to take a few deep lungfuls. That ' s where the psychological part came in. Psychoanalysts call it active frustration. It is better known to us as drowning. The Royal Coffin was reserved for the Special Cases. Somehow, it took less to become a Special Case than it did to become a mere neutral pollywog. Did you yawn when you were supposed to be chanting obeisance to the great King of the Briny Deep? Then you were given an appoint- ment with the Royal Undertaker for a short tour in the ishudden coffin. The most striking property of the coffin was that a few seconds respose in it was too realistic. First the Devils and Kops would insert you into their wooden shell of morbidity with unkindly force. Then the lid would be slammed down on your head and Davy Jones ' rascals would beat out a macabre tempo on the outside of the coffin with their assorted clubs and persuaders. How fickle the human mind is. This conversation was overheard on the fantail at a time when the speaker enjoyed his meals in an upright position and had been taking them that way for several days: " It was hell, all right. But just wait until we cross again. I ' m going to pound those slimy pollywogs until they can ' t sit down. " I By day the bonde and Corcovado . . . . By night -the Sao Paulo skyline. B R A Z I L 1 4fT - ji i ' ltfcWr w It was good to be in Brazil in July. We sat there on the tile terrace of the Atlantico Hotel, looking eastward into the haze, towards Africa. Far out on the horizon, a smudge appeared and slowly crawled up the sky, like an amorphous blister on a blue plaster wall. A ship, still hull down, standing for Santos. Across the water that fills the broken bowl of a harbor, a huge sign, stating only " CINZANO, " stared placidly at the long curving beach, the mosaic walks, and the tall white buildings that stand over the sand. The beach curves past the hotel and arcs off into the distance towards Sao Vin- cente, where Alice (she said Alees) lives, who explained about the settlers and the indios. Close at hand the bonde clatters by, festooned with passengers, and chased by others who swing onto the car. Cyclists, homeward bound, pedal in and out among the jitneys and cars speeding by the promenaders on the Avenida Presidente Wilson. It is five o ' clock. Cafe completo time in Brazil. The lime sticky glass of gin y tonica (our first Portugese phrase I is replaced by a pot of thickly fragrant black Brazilian cof- fee, accompanied by buns, cookies, pound cake, butter and strawberry jam. People strolled past, crowding the sidewalks. Couples, walking arm in arm, pretty girls in pairs, now an entire family. Back and forth under the terrace. The girls slyly watched out of the corners of their eyes to see who might be smiling their way. Some of them might smile back. Dinner was still four hours away. Huge steaks, rice and shrimp cooked up together, red Brazilian wine with the beef, and for dessert, succulent, sweet strawberries folded into whipped cream. In the evening, there would be parties. The Clube de Regatas Tumiaru, the Tennes Club, or the English Club, depending on the day of the week, would open their doors. Time always passed swiftly, testing the language and the samba on the girls. The prettiest in the world. It was good to be in Brazil in July. 187 £ T» The fantail is the back porch of a ship. Any evening, after dinner, it is crowded. Men come aft for a smoke, to talk, to watch the sun set, or just to lean on the lifelines, hunched over, while they watch the wake boiling away into the distance. A bos ' n ' s mate walks along the line of men standing shoul- der to shoulder tapping their hunched backs. " Get off the life lines, " he says. " You might fall overboard. " He doesn ' t really believe it. But he has to smear the canvas covered lines with white lead if they get dirtied. The men know that he doesn ' t believe it and unbend momentarily as he walks on, and then resume their positions, forearms crossed on the lifeline and one foot on the footrope. When the bos ' n comes to an open spot, he leans on the life lines. Only he doesn ' t put his foot up. He has to paint the lines. Voices buzz drowsily like bees on a warm summer afternoon. The men talk half-heartedly about where they have been and where they are going. The short timers want to hear about the next port. But they never listen. They remember the last one. Halifax with its blue laws and ale, London and walk- ing through th2 crowds in Leicester Square, Paris and the Bal Tabarin, Oslo and Annichen, - Edinburgh Guttenburg Cherbourg Copenhagen Lisbon Rio de Janeiro Santos Sao Paulo Cartagena Barbados Trinidad Cristobal Colon Curacao Guantanamo. They count them off and remember. One by two the men flip their cigarettes into the wake. The butts make a red arc through the dim light and suddenly go out. The men drift off, to post the watch in the fireroom; fo find a seat on a mess hall bench for the movie; some go below to write letters home, others to turn in before a mid watch. Soon, only a few remain to watch the sidelights on another ship, blinking as she rolls, or to stare down at the wake. The wake still boils up, twisting and hissing behind the ship, making a transitory trace of the ship ' s wanderings. BBS It " .III! ■it I i " i THE BRIG AVE I ' M $ V SAILOR, SLEEP TIGHT Clustered tonight on an arm of the Sea, Hard by the Chesapeake Bay, The lights flash on with a burst like dawn And promise of coming day. Proud and erect there Bancroft stands, And Dahlgren too has seen the bands Of lads in white, or Navy Blue Who some day might take arms for you! God forbid and spare the blow For those whose steps would surely go To dangers yet unknown and fray They ' d have to face the Navy way; With furious blow by shell and air Where fleets and men are mustered there, You ' d find the lads of this Brigade ' Neath battle flags and unafraid. We fought some wars, lost men and ships, But when our Sailors came to grips With hostile men of craft and steel, A spirit rising made them feel A savage conflict; blood and gore Could yet be lost, but NOT a War! Yon Chapel with your honored dead And massive walls and stones, You stand a silent witness to The feats of John Paul Jones. You stand for pluck and loyalty, For error downed by right, As younger men recall a voice, " We ' ve just begun to fight! " Sleep tight, you lads of younger breed, Mid the Severn ' s tide and swell, For ringing clear on the wings of night Comes " Eight bells, all is well! " Aye, all IS well for the men today Who wear the Navy Blue, The spirit of a hundred fights Is centered now in you! Don Riley, Sr. Baltimore, Maryland $ 192 THE BRIGADE A T j i k i ■ ■ 1 i ? f 1 ! p Q ■ 5 - ' A % W 7 1 1 ; 25 _ | - 9 = c= .V ) , ' " ■ ' I " 7 Ml SET Brigade Commander: C. D. Dean Staff, Left to right: J. H. Rodgers, W. D. Daniels, J. S. Anderson, R. F. Pavia, H. A. Cald- well, R. W. Diehl, J. W. Everett. WINTER SET Brigade Commander : W. S. ANDERSON Staff, Left to right: L. BuRKHARDT, E. S. KELLOG III, T. S. Greene, J. S. Hurt, J. Leach. B. N. Bittner, L. F. Collins, Jr., L93 $ i FIRST REGIMENT FALL SET Left to right: T. M. Edson, W. H. Nicholls, B. H. Collier, J. C. Cassidy, M. S. Soltys, D. L. Hess. WINTER SET Left to right: E. W. Windle, R. O. Williams, F. R. Nolan, G. B. Ballard, W. M. Bacon, B. M. Dalla Mura, P. L. Livingston. £ 191 FIRST BATTALION LCOL. J. B. Glennon, USMC Left to right: R. G. Murphy, M. W. Byrd, D. O. Fflugrath, W. W. Smila, J. W. Sellers. WINTER SET FALL SET ACOS, 19 5 $ Left to right: R. D. Schoeckert, R. E. Schlenzig, R. L. Thompson, J. F. Bell, C. P. Pfarrer. FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: R. D. GEORGE, W. S. Schuler, T. J. Pruitt, C. G. Foster, P. D. Stroop. Left to right: R. T. Bermejo, M. R. Berdan, D. L. Wallace C. E. Pollard, D. L. Glunt. FIRST COMPANY 2-C I R. J. Anderson, A. B. Aronis, D. J. Aven, D. E. Bagley, J. B. Bowen III, C. T. Braun, E. S. Causbie, J. T. Cunningham. II J. J. Foran, S. P. Fullinwider, Jr., C. M. Gammell, J. A. Goodwin, J. F. Greene, Jr., R. A. Hammond, C. A. Henry, R. J. Higgs, | T. G. Hussman, J. D. Jackson. III D. S. Kaiser, J. P. Kelly, Jr., E. H. Keranen, J. J. Kerby, R. T. Knock, R. A. Lynch, H. C. Malick, T. H. Miller, T. D. Moore, Jr., K. H. Moses. IV C. L. Newman, R. H. Ringer, D. L. Rissi, J. W. Roberts, M. L. Salomon, R. A. Shepard, G. L. Snyder, E. A. Wardwell, W. W. Welch, E. J. Zseleczky. Front row, left to right: Sheehan, Musgrove, Craven, Green, Stinson, Hejhall, O ' Shea £ Sargent, Widner, Simpson, Groner, FOURNIER, McSHANE £ PATTEN, ALEXANDER, JANATATOS, MaIO, VaSELENKO, HUNT, EdGERTON £ STEELE, KlMBLE, SCHULTZ, Terrell, Warren, Henry i Black, Burdick, Block. Thomas, Schoep, Morris, Cooper. ' H: ' ' ' ! : v. " ■ iu,« 1 Front row, left to right: Prushansky, Fisher, Gentry, Wurth, O ' Connell, Liebesman, MacQueen, Gubitosi £ Rooney, Lueker, ROESER, LOMAN, IZARD, HYATT, NOLAN £ D. E. JONES, DUNHAM, GOLDEN, ALLMAN, MURPHY, ERIKSON, SWEAT, RlCH S. ROCHE, Winter, Smith, D. H. Jones, Lamay, Dolliver, Lawrence £ Spillane, Enkeboll, Volz, Yockey, Richardson, Higgins £ Baer, Corey, Hansen, Pritchard. Bryant, Cohen. 4-C L97 .f. ! FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: P. J. Lovfold, J. V. Healy, R. L. Cornell, D. L. Forbes, W. F. Holtz. Left to right: J. C. Hay, H. A. Hope, R. J. Damico, H. A. Proctor, R. J. Chuday. SECOND COMPANY 2-C I L. R. Alfred, C. W. Ballew, R. A. Bianckino, R. M. Blythe, G. A. Brizzolara, Jr., A. C. Cajka, D. F. Denton, C. R. Graue, H. B. Grutchfield, Jr., R. B. Hamilton. II D. E. HOWDEN, J. F. KlNDEL, A. J. KOZISCHEK, S. J. KUPLINSKI, M. G. MUDZO, P. OLIVER, JR., W. E. OLSEN, J. D. PATTERSON, D. E. Peckham, S. A. Recicar. Ill R. C. Rice, R. R. Rule, W. H. Schulze, J. F. Snyder, T. R. Strickland, C. S. Summers, Jr., J. M. Tipps, Jr., R. E. Tollaksen, M. D. Wisti, E. R. A. Woxvold. Front row. left to right: McDermott, Kacmarcik, Rodgers, Clark, Lewis, Williams, Mackey, Tricca 5, Fjelsted, Haddock, Greenleaf, McMillan, Dickerson, Talbert, Kenaston j, Dunsavage, Brown, Orange, Woodcuff, Robertson, Newcomb Greene, Crone, Quinn, Langley, Kirkpatrick, Morris, McClure i Corkins, Hadley, Blanchard, Husted, Koutas, Holl- ingsworth. Front row,-, left to right: Larabee, Maguire, Kadas, Maloney, Middleton, Jefferies, Watcher, Gibson i. Walker, Byrnes, Lutz, Smith, Meaux, Soistmann, DelDuca £ Weston, Bartocci, Gasho, Gammons, Anderson, Bryson, Cooper, Woods v Hamilton, Houtz, McHugh, Hanson, Page, Bond, Hodson j, Lamoureaux, Mulling, Ruffner, Johnson, Letcher, Lehman i Carey, Dlnlosky, Kerr, Baver, Antonides, Hikins, Berkeley. 4-C 199 .[■ !ir- TALL SET Left to right: W. N. Robinson, J. L. Krumwiede, J. A. Seabloom, W. J. Yeager, C. B. Hunter. Left to right: J. S. Pustay, R. B. Miller, R. R. Wight, D. R. Beal, J. B. Wildman. THIRD COMPANY 2-C I J. D. Adams, R. A. Barbary, R. B. Barton II R. J. Cisewski, R. J. DeValery, J. H. Dickinson, W. R. Flowers, J. E. Gauldin, B. F. Goins, G. W. Greene, Jr., J. L. Griffin, R. J. Grutsch, Jr., R. D. Hensley, Jr. III K. L. Highfill, L. R. Holland, Jr., J. H. Honse III, J. T. Jackson, Jr., D. A. Korzep, J. E. Mason, E. B. McHale, R. R. Medeiros, R. D. Miller, J. R. Morgan IV W. S. Polk, Jr., P. A. Reynolds, D. M. Smith, L. D. Smith, J. R. Snow, J. R. Sullivan, W. G. A. Sympson, Jr., J. E. Wild, D. W. Wilson, C. J. Zadaronzny. -Ti 3-C W:ok: Front row, left to tight: Coyne, Sullivan, Freeman, Ward, Jaeger, Frith, Tucker, Lakey i Christiansen, Berger, Deacon, Maines, Cook, Delgado. Farren j. Yuill, Massey, Shumaker, Doherty, Thress, Zehndner, Westmoreland, Osgood i Ernst, Teachout, Sams, Woods, Stiles, Tibbits, MacDonald j. Furlong, Forbrick, Herz, Lind, Randrup, South. Front row, left to right: Peresluha, Pee renboom, Smith, Fields, Vuksanovich, Massimino, Stoodly, Warters t Boyle, Yerger, Chaney, Simsarian, Saari, Duffy, Knauf i Koster, Burke, Decarlo, Durbin, Vaughn, Morris, Cudahy, Burchett i. Kirk- land, Mitchell, Shewmaker, Copeland, Ballou, Paris, Kurber I Hartwig, Barrett, Quinn, Viewig, Stiller, Tapper, Prosser, MlCKLE i FOSS, FORESMAN, BeHRENDS, BOYS, HOWE, HALL, GARDNER, HOPPE. t-c 21 M .1. B| FOURTH CO MP AMY 2-C I J. R. Blanford, B. V. Bowen, J. C. Cardosi, W. M. Carruthers, C. C. Clement, Jr. II L. C. Collins, Jr., R. I. Comstock, L. S. DelPlato, D. J. Dunn, P. S. Farans, W. H. Ford, D. R. Frank, N. W. Harper, R. A. Hlawek, B. T. Huey. III D. S. Jordan, W. P. Kuhne, D. A. Lovelace, R. A. Mara, W. O. Mattson, W. H. Noore, IV, R. M. O ' Lear, B. G. Parsons, J. F. Pe rez, R. P. Phenix. IV R. T. Poppe, P. D. Slack, J. W. Smith, W. D. Smith, D. W. Walter, W. E. Ware, Jr., R. P. Warrick, J. C Weaver, R. L. Wehr- meister, D. A. Worth. - ■ 3-C . . ! . . v . . ' Front row, left to right: Benzi, Jarrett, Lewis, Houghton, VanMetre, Morris, Denton, Tatom £ Cook, Andrade, Sechrest. Flight, Colman, Garrison, Wise £ Honsinger, Zechlin, Honeyfield, Schwartz, Clark, Jensen £ Flannery, Swanson, Osgood, Wilson, Decell, Gossens, Cannon i Wilkins, Broyles, Jordan, Lyle, Sorenson, Choate, Smith. Front row. left to right: Sedor, Mahoney, McGinty, Baulch, Hunnicutt, Glass, Wyatt, Furiga t Stoetzer, Studley, Kelley, Mitchell, Gimber, Causey, Chanslor £ Lannon, Charles, Vandling, Lull, Goggins, Dove, Poole, Arnold £ Reed, Slaugh- ter, Hooper, Timothy, Truxall, Eley, Hobler £ Lally, Brown, Kondle, McGlasson, Beatty, Couture i. Nady, McMahon, O ' Donnell, Simonton, Warren, Mc Gurl, Mahon. 4-C 203 $ ORLANDO, FLORIDA Although born in New York, Denny professed to be a true Floridian and disliked the Annapolis version of Siberia. After completing high school which took him through several states, he entered the Academy via the Navy where he was an electronics technician. Although only an average athlete he was a champion in the mess hall. His favorite pastimes were sailing and dragging. He was famous for his amazing store of useless infor- mation. He checked his grades the week before exams only, whereupon he began to burn the midnight oil. Once he figured the ratio of distance carry- ing raingear to distance wearing same to be infinite. This and other real knowledge will aid him in his future career. SWIMMING— 2. CROSS COUNTRY— 4. FOOTBALL— 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2. MATH CLUB — 4,3,2. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4. NEW YORK, NEW YORK This city slicker arrived at the Academy from New York City by way of Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania. Dick attended and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School where he lettered in football for three years. After leading the city in scoring he was placed on the All-Brooklyn and the All-Public School athletic league ' s teams. While at Seminary he prepared for the Academy and earned varsity letters in football and base- ball. Plebe football occupied his time until a shoulder injury ended his career as a participant. Dick ' s keen interest in sports, however, led him directly to the sports department of the Log where we have found his excel- lent coverage of all sports. SOFTBALL — 3. SQUASH — 2. LOG STAFF — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. FOOTBALL — 4. j?a4efi6 TteivfoK s4tte t. MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA It was July 4, 1950, when Sooner-born Joe Allen found himself behind the wall and in a status somewhat confusing to the once gay college youth of Oklahoma University. Three-day routine came and went as did all the phases of mid life eventually, and adaptations were made. Of course, there was time out for occult explorations into hypnosis and development of a sure combination to beat the pick-em. He found an outlet for his conflicting emotions in the blood and gore of sabre fencing. His first and second class years were highlighted by close races with the Executive Department and Mr. Blood — er, Flood. When asked for a last parting statement, Joe, in the best midshipman tradition, remarked that he couldn ' t think of a better place to graduate from than the Academy. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 1. VARSITY: FENCING — 3,2,1. VARSITY N CIUB- $ 2(11 -Tl w ? ttvce ' Sccxttace tttderuiati. flx. CHENEYVILLE, LOUISIANA Ol ' Andy graced civilization with his arrival on August 30, 1930, in the thriving metropolis of Lecomte, Louisiana. Although he has lived in numerous other towns of that state, including Baton Rouge, he calls Cheney - ville home. In high school, Andy distinguished himself in baseball and other athletics. However, he was best known for his close friendship with the principal of the school. At least he spent a great deal of time in his office. After graduation Andy entered Louisiana College and remained there two years before transferring to Louisiana Polytechnic where he majored in " campusology. " In June of 1950 Andy entered USNA. Since then he has settled down to the task of becoming a naval officer and of fulfilling his desire to become a tar on Navy ' s football team. football — 4,3,2,1 . softball — 3,2,1 . varsity: football pact £ee ifrfret LA CROSSE, KANSAS Jack was born in the sealess state of Kansas; from the metropolis of La Crosse he came to Usnay. Jack was an all around athlete in high school, having played football, basketball, and track. He decided to improve his mind and for a year studied at Kansas Wesleyan University. Jack strives for perfection in everything. He is famous as the only man to get up before reveille to prepare for a physical training test. His high class standing reflects his constant effort. Jack ' s cheerful personality has made him many friends. He is known by his cheery greeting even though his pre-breakfast conversation is unintelligible to the average person. It seems that Jack has a future as bright and cheery as Jack himself. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. HANDBALL — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4. FOOTBALL 3. STEEPLECHASE — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. IQa eit (2l zi£e ici titt NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, Bob Austin came to USNA from the fleet. A marked contrast to his tenacity and scrap on the athletic field is his quiet friendliness which he has displayed for us for the past four years. Bob has always maintained very high academic marks, although it was an unusual sight indeed to see his nose in a book. Most of the time Bob could be found mashing down the springs of his lower rack. The sterling training which Bob had amassed during his Naval career was clearly demonstrated when he dismantled a perfectly good victrola and reassembled it as a mechanical wreck. However, with the inspiration of John Paul Jones, we feel sure that Bob now has his size twelves pointed in the fight direction. A man who is as sincerely interested in the service as Bob will certainly be successful in his chosen career. LACROSSE- -3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3,2. FOOTBALL 2,1. 205 $. HAMMOND, INDIANA Bill was born in Bloomington, Illinois, but soon moved to Hammond, Indiana, where he excelled in athletics and in chasing the girls. Mort Bacon came to USNA from Hammond High and Purdue. The Medical Department almost counted Roger out as a plebe; however, with Paris liberty in sight he came fighting back to last out his term at Canoe U. Bill ' s easy going manner has become a familiar thing to the men of ' 54. His ability to get along well with everyone has brought him to be accepted as a friend by all. The medical incident of plebe year demonstrated to everyone Bill ' s deep rooted desire to make the service his career. Equipped with this stick-to-it-ivness and his pleasing personality, Bill, we are sure, will do well in his chosen work. HANDBALL— 2,1. CROSS COUNTRY- SQUASH 2,1. ' D uztct 1£ zy Seed WICHITA, KANSAS Referred to as the snorkel by many of his classmates, Derald came to Usnay from the Jayhawker state with a blue and gold heart and a great desire to wear the Navy wings of gold. His many passions include music, soccer, swimming, and women, and his battle cry of " Let ' s throw a party! " is a familiar sound to many. He managed to keep ahead of the academic departments with little effort. When not planning the next leave or liberty, he helped to keep WRNV on the air. Derald could usually be found on the soccer field, in the natatorium, or in the rack. He is rarely caught without the dope on something, can talk his way in and out of anything, and lives mainly for good times, good food, and flying. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. RADIO AND ELECTRONICS CLUB— 4,3,2,1 . ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV I 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4. CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND From the hills of Western Maryland came Ding-dong Bell to add his talents to the passing throng at ole Canoe U. Jim was born in Akron, Ohio, but we find from his string of broken hearts that he lived for a while in New York State before coming to live in Maryland. He finished high school at Allegheny High in Cumberland, Maryland, and then went to the University of Utah where he spent two years snapping in with the Utah NROTC. While there, Jim became active in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In our memories of USNA we shan ' t forget Jovial Jim. Always red hot in aca- demics and an easy guy to get along with, Jim will be sure to climb to great heights in the service of his country. LACROSSE— 3,2,1. TRACK 4. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2,1 . PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. £ 206 TTtaurice Handel ' Sexdcut ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA Pat, the North ' s answer to the call of the deep blue sea, hails from the land of Ten Thousand Lakes, Minnesota. After a year of indecision at Minn esota U, he found out that his heart ' s true desire was the Navy, and off he paddled to Canoe U. Through all his four years in Usnay, Pat ' s ready wit never failed him. The George Bernard Shaw of Bancroft Hall ' s first wing, he acquired many friends who ' ll never forget his quick comebacks to seem- ingly solid cracks. When he was out of his rack, one could find him in a lively lacrosse or soccer game. An avid runner from the word go, Pat gave the company a big boost when he joined the cross country team. Pat, with his abundant energy and resourcefulness, can look forward to a successful future. LACROSSE 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 3. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. PHOTO CLUB 4,3. ALTOONA, WISCONSIN Bob Berg, the genial Norwegian from Altoona, was very active in Altoona High School and graduated at the head of his class. After spending two years at the Wisconsin State College in Eau Claire, Bob answered the call of the blue and joined our class in 1954. He was active in various intra- mural activities and sports, and he helped the first battalion win two Brigade championships in golf. The three R ' s came easily to Bob, but his favorite was the fourth, his rack. If it hadn ' t been for those darn bells, Bob might never have gotten up. We all kidded him about being thin on the top of his head, but few have more under the scalp. The same likeable qualities and characteristics that have brought this fair-haired lad from out of the midwest will certainly lead him to bigger and better achievements in the life ahead. BASKETBALL 4.3.2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. T fc i BAROTAC VIEJO, ILOILO, PHILIPPINES Rudy, as he is known to his many friends throughout the Brigade, came to Annapolis from the Philippine Military Academy. He was an immediate success in all he did, academically and otherwise. Rudy ' s first year found him with numerals in boxing and table tennis and close to the stars in the field of academics. Youngster year, Rudy won all but one of his fencing matches and was a member of the company ' s championship pistol team. Among his many hobbies and pastimes, billiards and record collecting seem to be Rudy ' s favorites. If you want to know who killed Magellan or Webster ' s definition of any word, Rudy will always have the answer. Rudy will most be remembered for his willingness to help others, his prowess in academics and athletics, and his ready smile. BOWLING 2,1. PING PONG 4,3,2,1. BRIGADE BOXING — 4. FENCING 4,3,2, BOXING — 4,3. PISTOL — 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB 3,2. GRANBY, MASSACHUSETTS A pleasing personality and a broad, happy grin will always make Bombo a hit anywhere he goes. He is never too busy, not even with bull, to lend an ear. As you might guess, bull has been rather trying for him; but it has been his only academic pain. After classes he can usually be found grunting and groaning in the wrestling loft. Norm came here straight from South Hadley High. It seems that the entrance exams to his state college were too tough, so he took the easy way out. Big, Happy Bombo has favorably impressed all who know him, and we know that he will go far in whatever the future holds for him. FOOTBALL— 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. WRESTLING — 2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 2,1. (feaiye 76 k z4 te CANTON, OHIO George, The Man With The Horn, blew the hottest trumpet this side of the white wall. A standout, three year member of the NA-10, George has proven his superior talent both vocally and instrumentally at the hops and smokers. George hails from Canton, Ohio, where he attended high school. Before entering the Academy he spent a year at Ohio State U where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and of the R.O.T.C. unit. He excelled in aca- demics with a minimum effort. He was always ready to help a classmate. Mr. B will certainly distinguish himself as an outstanding officer. STEEPLECHASE — 3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4. NA-10 — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. ic cvid " Pete atct tte PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Dick has a natural ability of being unaffected by mundane things. A varsity squash and baseball performer, Dick has a habit of producing in the clutch, which usually contributed to another Navy victory. Dick hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and spent two years in the fleet before enter- ing the Academy. Dago and navigation were his favorite academic sub- jects, with a definite interest towards Italian. He always has a smile and a laugh and is confirmed as a Pittsburgh Pirate fan. He is great as a sport enthusiast, whether as a participant or a spectator. Dick is a plus edition to any organization and will be remembered by his classmates as the guy with a smile and determination. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3,2,1. SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. $ 208 fR.i.cn.a ' ict K UK 14 xverte ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Dick takes special pride in calling St. Louis and the midwest his home. He came to Navy directly from high school where a lifelong ambition and foresighted advice from his brother, a World War II signalman, influenced the decision. Hard work and concentration helped him conquer the aca- demics with plenty to spare and infused in him a taste for dago and navi- gation. Dick liked athletics and was a varsity man in two sports. In the fall, he bolstered the forward line of the soccer team, and in the spring he was hurdling the Navy ' s track squad. His favorite topics of conversation were leave and the St. Louis Brown. Always friendly and always loyal, Dick set himself high in the minds of his classmates and all who knew him. varsity: TRACK —4,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2, 1 . JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA John, although a native of Jacksonville, Florida, really owes his allegiance to the hills of Georgia, Ty Cobb, and hillbilly music. John came to the Academy by way of Bolles School where he was number one in academics and an all around athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. When not working a problem in higher mathematics or physics, John could usually be found either dragging or in the squash courts, although it is rumored that his favorite pastime was sleeping. John may never beat his brother at the game of golf but except for that, we know that with his ability and even temper he will never be lacking in successful achievements. LACROSSE - 4. FOOTBALL— 3. PING PONG— 2,1 . CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. BASKETBALL -2,1 . HANDBALL— 2,1. SQUASH — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. MATH CLUB 1. trainee li ayae W aiW WINNSBORO, TEXAS An ex-white hat, Horace spent a year in NAPS prior to his entrance. This well-liked son of the Lone Star State is extremely mechanically minded. While in high school and at NAPS, he was very active in photographic and radio work. Drawing on this experience, Horace was known throughout the Brigade as an avid shutterbug and radio ham. Many were the mid- coolie radios that Horace induced to play. His scrapbook holds photo- graphs of everything and everybody. Horace ' s locker was always a glorious mess of cameras, parts, and tools. As well as being a member of the Photo- graphic and Radio Clubs, Horace was very active in public relations, various intramural sports, and romance. With such a background he will indeed be a credit to the service of his choice. SAILING— 4. CROSS COUNTRY— 3,2. STEEPLE CHASE— 3,2. FIELDBAI.I. 4 PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB— 4,3,2, 1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 2.1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. MODEL CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: SAILING 3. ■lm $ ! WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Born in the Bean city of Boston many years ago, and now hailing from Wellesley, Massachustts, George Desmond Brown entered dear old Canoe U from NAPS after three years in the fleet. In the Navy, Brownie became very appreciative of liberty; consequently he always put time to good avail here. Quite interested in sports, George lettered in track, football, and wrestling in high school. He claims the radiator squad, however, as his favorite sport at the Academy. Actually, George is somewhat of a hotrod wit h a motorcycle (he confesses that it would be handy to have here at the Academy for those D. C. week ends). George will long be remembered for his wit and never-dying enthusiasm, and his humble devotion to the sacred " sack " . FOOTBALL 4. LACROSSE 4,3,1. GYMNASTICS — 3. STEEPLE CHASE 3. FIELDBALL — 2. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,2,1. EAST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE Bill ' s success in the Natatorium was not matched by that in the classroom. Wedge, as he was fondly known to his compatriot fish-friends, was like the Russians; he needed a five year plan to pull him through. White Plains, New York provided Bill with his education through high school, and a year at the University of New Hampshire filled in the gap before coming to the Academy. At Navy he was always looking for that " something new " to do, but he did manage to settle down long enough to letter three years in swim- ming. The chlorine, however, dimmed his peepers and so it will be Bayonne for Bill. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. TRACK — 4,3,2,1. TRACK — 3. VARSITY N CLUB— -3,2,1. WILLIAMS, ARIZONA The Class of ' 54 ' s choice for the man with the hairline most likely to recede. Mark made his claim to fame during second class year when he captained the varsity sub squad through an undefeated season. Modestly he claims it was nothing; after all, he had such talented and experienced men as Steve Wallace in the up-out-together-SQUEEZE division. Academics didn ' t come easy for Mark. He logged many hours over his steam books, but no matter how hard the problem he would always stick with it until he came up with the right answer. Always willing to help a shipmate in any way, Mark has a heart as big as the deserts in Arizona. A hard worker, the old Byrd-dog helped the company stand high in competition. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. BASKETBALL - 4,3,2. $ 210 WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY Howie hails from West Orange, in the garden state of New Jersey. His pre- Academy days were spent in and out of West Orange High School, where he was popular with both students and the Dean of Men. His career at Canoe U has, in many ways, paralleled his previous exploits. Early plebe year Howie was dubbed Eddie by the first class in honor of his infamous singing ability. His artistic talents, high spirits, and bubbling personality earned him a place on the Brigade Activities Committee and the Ring Dance Committee. His willing assistance and guiding hand cleared many misty veils for those who were not so well acquainted with the guess rod and draft- ing table. His ready smile, vivid satires, and genial manner have earned for him a place of prominence in the hearts of his fellow mids. WATER POLO- 4,3,2,1. PING PONG 2. SWIMMING —4,3. FOOTBALL 4. STEEPLECHASE 3. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE 3,2,1. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE 1. CHEERLEADERS 2,1. LOG STAFF 2,1. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF 3,2. STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK Possessed with a keen mind and argumentative nature, Jack Cassidy has been a natural for the Debating Society. He says, however, that debating does not always occasion serious thought and heavy concentration. Evi- dently the debating trips are filled with untold varieties of non-academic pleasures. Another of Jack ' s favored activities, one at which he is quite adept even more adept than at discovering shallow spots in the Severn River with the keels of knockabouts is what he hopefully calls contem- plation. It appears to all observers to be what is mundanely termed sleep- ing, but to Jack it assumes a different quality. It is claimed that he has solved well over half of the world ' s problems; and well it could be too, because Jack has devoted many hours to pure contemplation. LACROSSE 3,2.1. TENNIS — 4. PING PONG — 4. BOXING — 2,1. SOCCER — 3. LOG STAFF— 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 3,2. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES- 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT IWRNVI — 4. VARSITY: CROSS COUNTRY — 4. 1R.ic a%ct favnea @ uctatf BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA Dick is the perennial high school wit. No one can tell a story without his being able to match it, or more often, better it with one of his high school adventures. In spite of his unwavering allegiance to Bethlehem High, he has risen to new heights here at Navy. His nickname of The Bethlehem Bonus Baby should give some hint as to his abilities on the baseball dia- mond. He also has been a standout on Glenn Warner ' s soccer team for the past three years. No one knows what the future holds in store, but it is sure that wherever the winds of destiny tend to land Dick, he will, with the help of a seeing-eye dog, find nothing but success. STEEPLE CHASE— 4. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 3.2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 3. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3. SOCCER 3,2,1. 211 $ m ?%edenicti s4it f(t (2lax6 GOODING, IDAHO Fred, as calm, cool, and collected as they come, left his Idaho mountains due to his love of the sea. After graduating from Gooding High, he attended Idaho State for two years as an engineering student. Fred ' s knowledge of electricity and radio is phenomenal. His quick reply of " Sure, I can fix your radio, " relieved many a worried mid. He ' s well known for his dex- terity in dismantling a radio into 10,000 parts, replacing a tiny " whachama- callit " , and making it play like new during his only study hour on a 6N day. He enjoys all music, " ' cept bebop, that is " . His favority sports are swim- ming and badminton. Most academics came easy, but Fred feels that the Bull Department had his number, and it was low. SAILING- 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. BOAT CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. JUICE GANG 4,3,1. TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA It was quite a shock to Lee to discover that the Academy wasn ' t quite like a college campus with a sprinkling of co-eds here and there to add a dash of color. He soon discovered like all of us that there is something more lasting to be gained from the Academy than appeared in the beginning. Also, youngster dragging privileges made up for the lack of co-eds. The lasting friendships one makes and the sense of accomplishment of work well done will never be fortotten. Wherever he may be, the good wishes of his friends will be with him. Good luck, Lee. We ' ll never forget your lively sense of humor and the four years that we have worked together at USNA. LACROSSE 4. CROSS COUNTRY - PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — SOFTBALL — 3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. CHOIR USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4,3,1. BUFFALO, NEW YORK Bob is a graduate of Bennett High School in Buffalo, where he participated in tennis, swimming, and baseball. He was Club treasurer and State secretary of Key Club, a Kiwanis sponsored high school service organization. Immediately after graduation Bob entered Annapolis. He swam on the plebe squad and later swam on his battalion team. He also played intra- mural football, tennis, and volleyball. Bob ' s major activity was the Stage Gang. He was a member of the Russian Club. Although not an out- standing athlete or scholar, Bob ' s perseverance at work or play will stand him in good stead in his future career. TENNIS — 2,1. SWIMMING — 4,3. FOOTBALL — 3. VOLLEYBALL — 2. STAGE GANG — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. £ 212 1R.o ent .ecvia @ar telt ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA Boh came to us from beautiful Oklahoma at least that is what he said when he was singing in the shower every afternoon. He was the self- appointed missionary to the USNA from the Ardmore Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce. Although he was fairly handy with the slide rule when he arrived here, having been in the (pardon the expression) NROTC al the University of Oklahoma for two years, bull profs and SOP ' s still managed to cause him considerable bother. While here, Corn alternated his spare time between razzing Texans and the intramural soccer squads. Music is his hobby and when he was not singing Oklahoma songs, he usuall-. be caught playing other classical selections on the record player. TENNIS 4. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB -4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB 3,2,1. ST. LOUIS. MISSOURI Tony came to Canoe U by way of two years at St. Louis University and three months of driving his dad ' s cleaning truck. Football has been one of his chief diversions as evidenced by his winning an N-star as a youngster. It has been said that Tony always kept one eye looking for the opposing ball carrier and one eye looking for a pretty drag in the stands. His claim to fame was living with two other St. Louisans, Dick Padberg and Dick Boverie, with all three entering the Academy on one appointment Padberg and Tony coming in as qualified alternates. Gung-ho, Tony has his heart set on a Marine Corps career. To him, always a true pal and a true com- petitor, we wish the best of luck. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. GOAT KEEPER 1. VARSITY N CLUB —3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 2,1. FOOTBALL 3,2. WARRENTON, VIRGINIA Herbie was born March 13, 1930, in Warrenton, Virginia. He attended Warrenton High School and graduated with the class of ' 47. Upon gradu- ating he joined the Navy and served a little over three years before coming to the Naval Academy via a fleet appointment. While in the fleet he was a runner up for the All-Navy Wrestling Championship in 1950. Since coming to the Academy he has found a place on the varsity wrestling team, wrestling at 137 pounds. Another sport in which he starred and lettered every year was the sub-squad. His hobbies are varied, but the one he enjoys most is dragging. With his winning smile and personality he will be asset to the service he chooses. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING - 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. ■ 213 w LOCKPORT, NEW YORK Hailing from western New York, George retains such high school memories as music, football, swimming, and track. His musical ability with the tuba appeared at the Academy in both the Midshipmen ' s Concert Band and Marching Band. Without his instrument he has been active in the Chapel Antiphonal Choir. His interest in music is chiefly in classics and marches. Participating in intramural sports took up much of his spare time, but George found time to take an active part in the Foreign Languages Club. After two years of studying the Russian language, it has been easy for him to advance his study of Russia and the Russian people. This interest in other lands and peoples will add to his assured success in his future military career. TENNIS — 4,3. PING PONG- -2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. CHESS CLUB — 3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 2,1. PHARR, TEXAS William Henry Croom, Junior came to USNA from Pharr, (Far Away) Texas. Though he ' s since moved to the Bayou State, he retained, like most transplanted Texans, a soft spot for the Lone Star. Will stepped directly from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School, where he was President of the Student Council and football manager during his last two years, to Navy Tech on the Severn. While at the Academy Will was active in the Antiphonal Choir and the Public Relations Committee. His big ambition was to make varsity track, but that slow Texas drawl seemed to have affected his legs too. As far as women are concerned, Will said in his own words, " Give them all a chance. " Whatever the future holds for Will, he deserves the best. TRACK— 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR— 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE— 4. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. MASQUERADERS — 2,1. ' Tftndt tM TftcDattatct ' Daily STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA An Ol-de of the first water, Mac excelled in high school and at Oklahoma A and M before the Navy called him East. Still excelling here at USNA, Mac had a high standing in our class all through these years. He is famous for his former occupations which are widely varied. To cite a few examples : Mac has been a farmer, a stock yard hand, a mortician, and an ambulance driver; and he even contemplated studying medicine at one time. He has found it difficult to ke ep his class crest and insists that " this one " is the one everytime. An exponent of Yogi, Mac found ample time to rest up for the hard years ahead. He is a noted scuttlebutt artist and is always informed of the latest word. No matter what service gets Mac, it will be proud of a fine officer. soccer — 3. chess club- CROSS COUNTRY -2,1. 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 2. $ 211 PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE Bart made his debut in Portsmouth in the early thirties into a long line of sea faring men. Bart attended Portsmouth High where he participated in the usual array of sports, but he did especially well in football and golf. As captain of the Portsmouth golf team he won the New Hampshire Inter scholastic Golf Tournament. Bart was elected president of his class through his natural ability of winning friends and influencing people. After gradu- ation, Bart decided to follow in his brothers footsteps at the United States Naval Academy. At the Academy, Bart ' s attention again turned to golf and he won his letter in it plebe year. He has also been active as a member of the Log Staff. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2,1. GOLF— 4,3,2. LOG STAFF 4,3. foreign languages club — 4,3. varsity: golf 4,3,2,1. NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT Dick came to the Academy from New London via the Navy. He graduated from Bulkely High School in New London and then spent the summer trying life at a civilian job. The following fall he enlisted in the Navy and went into the Submarine Service where he qualified at making the best coffee in the Navy. At the Academy Dick fought his way up on the varsity soccer squad and played company fieldball and softball. The discussions on his proboscis will be long remembered and if its a story you want, just look him up and he will tell you one; or if its a good laugh, he will laugh with you. FIELDBALL— 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: SOCCER 4,3,2,1. pt Sctuxvict " Peter ' De ' pede NEW YORK, NEW YORK Ed ' s quiet and manly attitude is one of his finest attributes, giving evidence of his serious and ambitious self. His favorite pastime was his reading of all the history books available to him, making him a fine student of history. Ed had the distinction of graduating from the outstanding Bronx School of Science, where he formed a very strong background for his later years of higher education. While at college, Ed consistently tried to enter the Naval Academy. Finally realizing his dreams, he made it. Ambition summarizes all of Ed ' s character. His ambition , combined with his energy and intelli- gence, gives evidence of a very bright future for Ed. He will undoubtedly contribute much to his fellow man in the years to come. CROSS COUNTRY STEEPLE CHASE 4,2. SOCCER 215 5. w HOQUIAM, WASHINGTON One among the many entering in the summer of 1950 was Leonard. Coming from the land of tall timber and lumberjacks, he proved there would be no end to his tales. Much to our surprise he turned out to be very quiet but always good for a joke or smile when everyone else had the Monday morning blues. His main interests center on photography, golf, sailing, and western women. While not varsity material he played squash and basketball for his company. His biggest hurdle was Spanish; when that was finished he thought life would be a bed of roses, but other subjects took dago ' s place. T he Academy ' s loss is the Navy ' s gain. Here ' s to a fine officer and a real friend who will not soon be forgotten by those who have known him. FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE - RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL- i ' i ' r3 $£•% J w fc K ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Jack " Rock " Dougherty calls Arlington, Virginia, his podunk. He matri- culated at the Academy from Central High School in Washington, D. C, via Bullis Prep. Jack was public enemy number one during plebe year but survived that rugged ordeal still wearing that dimpled smile. In his four years with us, he has been known for his good company and sharp wit. Jack has a quip for any occasion. At hops you could usually find him close to the punch bowl going through his repertoire. Nothing worried the Rock too much except math and skinny. Bull was his forte. Put him near a piano, and you ' ll hear some mighty sweet notes. We know Jack will do well in his service career, because he puts his heart into anything he does — and it ' s a big heart. Good luck and smooth sailing, Jack. FOOTBALL— 3,2. STEEPLE CHASE— 2. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. MARCHING BAND — 4. TEANECK, NEW JERSEY Carl was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. After graduating from Teaneck High School, he studied industrial engineering at Lehigh Univer- sity for one year. His greatest ambition was fulfilled when he received an appointment to the Naval Academy. Mo st afternoons Carl could be found either in the rough on the golf course or playing basketball in MacDonough Hall. He also helped considerably in winning Brigade championships in cross country and steeplechase. Carl is noted for his easygoing, nonchalant manner, never seeming to have a care in the world, and taking studies in his stride. Carl is sure to go a long way in the Navy. We wish him all the luck and success that he deserves. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL— 4,3,2, VARSITY: CROSS COUNTRY — 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2,1. .$ 216 1 (feoiye ?% zttcC i £ ttt. $%. BROOKLYN, NEW YCRK George F. Ebbitt, Jr., more commonly known as the Duke, weighed anchor and set sails for his desired career when in October, 1947, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve at Floyd Bennett Field in New York. After serving with the Fourteenth Signal Company as a radio operator, he successfully applied for and acquired an appointment to the Naval Academy under the Marine Corps Reserve quota. Being an ex-marine is ample reason for rendering to a state of second nature any obstacles the Duke may have encountered during his cruise here with the Navy. His inexhaustible deter- mination is a trait which will be a great asset to the service as well as him- self, and a trait for which he will always be remembered by his classmates. WATER POLO 3,2. BOWLING 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. SOFTBALL . FIELDBALL 3,2. SOCCER 2,1. FOOTBALL — 1. SHEFFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA Known as Ike throughout Bancroft, Steve has established himself as a winner on the gridiron as well as in the classroom. Ike hails from Sheffield and claims he is a sixteenth cousin to the General of the same name. He entered the Naval Academy from Admiral Farragut Academy. It was in prep school that he first learned the fine art of sleeping in class and of scoring a 4.0 on a quiz. The only plans Ike has for the future concern a pretty blonde from his hometown. A big heart, a good nature, and a sense of humor have won him many friends. He will make many more friends in his chosen career. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY : FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. tyeaiye foaefeA. Srttttteien, NEW YORK, NEW YORK George came to the Naval Academy after three years in the Marine Corps. At the Academy, he spent most of his extra-curricular time in sports, chiefly lacrosse and wrestling. His other interest have been pursuing wine, women, and song and avoiding the pursuit of the academic departments. Walking away from the bulletin board which contained the weekly grades, George could be heard to say, " You have to play it cool. " Congenial George ' s moods varied in proportion to the standing of the Giants and the prospects of dragging the following weekend. Upon departure from the Academy, he desires to return to the outfit with the green skivvies. LACROSSE 4. FOOTBALL 3,2. FIELDBALL 3. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 1. VARSITY: LACROSSE 4,3. WRESTLING — 3. :it$ m Ttiet " Patrick ' peviara CORNING, NEW YORK Niel came to the Naval Academy from the Catholic University of America, where he studied architecture for a year and was a member of the National Chapter of Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity. Previously he had graduated from Corning Free Academy, where he distinguished himself as a four letter man and an outstanding student, being a member of the National Honor Society. Niel combines talents in several diversified fields, molding a truly versatile character. No one will easily forget his fistic prowess in the ring, nor his melodious voice, nor his architectural masterpieces which were not to be glossed over lightly. His spontaneous good-natured humor has been appreciated by all who needed an extra lift during the darker days. A likeable personality and a penchant for hard work herald a bright and satisfying future for Niel. CROSS COUNTRY- VOLLEYBALL — 3. 4. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. BOXING — 2,1. l aefrtMHtd ' TftcDattatd ?itCerccfr LOVELL, WYOMING Ray, from Lovell, Wyoming, came to the Academy via Brigham Young University. Although he participated with enthusiasm in just about every athletic activity, the climate and terrain never permitted him to do much skiing, his favorite sport. Fishing and hunting were something else he had to leave behind for his sojourn here. Academics were not known to be the least of his worries. During the academic week he gave his slide rule quite a beating, but by Friday evening he was all prepared for a week end of social life. A zealous attitude for hard work, a desire to do things well the first time, and a generous and loyal spirit should make the Navy proud of Ray. FIELDBALL 3,2,1 . BOAT CLUB — 2,1. CHESS CLUB 4. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3. VARSITY: CREW —4. LACROSSE —3,2,1 . Frot lo tl Irate :o i " David tt ett ' pitfcvittiatu SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN On October 21, 1931, fate smiled on the world by bearing witness to the birth of David Albert Fitzwilliam. Born in the sunny state of California, it was only natural that Fitz should be bright enough for the Academy first step in following in his father ' s footsteps. Dave has a well-rounded back- ground, being of German and English descent and having lived in Rio de Janeiro for five years. It was in Rio that Dave attended high school and first became a dago slash. After a year as a white hat, Fitz turned to the Academy and his first love, golf. During any season while others dragged, divot Dave could be found across the river putting around. As a career man, Dave will surely make that hole-in-one. STEEPLECHASE 4,2. FIELDBALL — 3. GOLF 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1. $218 ALHUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO As t he sun sank below the gun shed and all hands looked forward to evening meal formation, the company pointed with pride to seaward as the lusty commands of Donald Lee Forbes, better known as Captain Bligh, brought his yawl to another safe anchorage. Born in St. Jo, Missouri, and later hailing from Albuquerque, Don was quick to defend Billy the Kid and his chosen state. After a year of taking a rough schedule of horseback riding and basket weaving at the University of New Mexico, Don decided to join the Navy where he later received a fleet appointment to the Academy. Don ' s sense of humor, personality, and ability to get along with others will help in his future career in the service. SAILING 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 3. FIELDBALL 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. SOUND UNIT 4. VARSITY: RIFLE 4. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. @ti£t x t fyde M ? x itei. $i. KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE From the hills of Tennessee comes likeable Cliff Foster, known better as Bud to his many friends. Bud spent his younger days at Knoxville Catholic High School and put in a year at the University of Tennessee before coming to the Academy. At Tennessee he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Bud finally realized his life ' s ambition in the summer of 1950 when he came to Crabtown and exchanged his squirrel rifle and levis for an Ml and marine greens. Bud had a lot of trouble getting accustomed to wearing shoes all day long. He stepped right into activities, serving as company representative and spending the afternoons toting a lacrosse stick for the JV ' s. Wherever we wander through the years we can never forget the genial hillbilly with the genuine grin. LACROSSE -2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. feKHCd SuytKe " pattd DECATUR, ILLINOIS This dry land sailor was raised in the land locked regions of the Illini. Foz came east to commence the routine of " one in every port " and converted his civvies to those of Navy blue. His athletic prowess was confined to the backboards and diamonds where Foz exhibited his skill with the bat and ball. He starred at nothing but excelled in leave, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The fairer sex kept him busy, from his pay check to the reams of stationery that he used. Jim will always be a legend to his classmates whenever and wherever tales are retold. His future life as an officer in the service will never be dull in this respect. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1 . VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. 210 .?. hit ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA Many guys are named Joe, and many more of them come from Minnesota. This isn ' t just another Joe, however, this is Joseph William Franks, Jr. After a year and a half at Minnesota U, Joe ' s sights fell en a career in the Navy. Academy routine was to his liking, and his industrious attitude, his reliability, his O.A.O., and his " always-ready-for-the-next-cne " spirit made him popular about the hall. After 1600 his activities became boxing, touch football, golf, and a real conditioner called squash. He put his racket to use by winning places on the company, varsity, and battalion teams. Academically, he never ceased to hold the interest of the instructors. Which ever service it may be, the Navy stands to gain a great guy named Joe. squash— 4,3,2,1- football — 4,3. varsity: squash — 4,3,2,1. RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA Happy Al, born into a Navy family, began thinking of old Usnay early. He fulfilled his ambitions, and brought a bit of California sunshine with him as he entered the Academy during the summer of 1950 with about eleven hundred other new Mids. Al worked hard during his four years, and, as with many of the other book slaves, his biggest hurdle at the academy was the stacks and stacks of books, tables, P-works, and data sheets that con- front any middie. Well known for his aquatic abilities, Al was a constant slash in the dreaded swimming tests. While all the other paddling rocks were floundering, Al went roaring by like a PT boat. Here ' s luck to a swell fellow and a good officer. WATER POLO — 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 2. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4. Dav! even; 1R.tc zict 7(Mma t tyz 6itl MARSHALL, TEXAS Dick, a tall, lean Texan, came to us with two years at Texas A and M to his credit, and found himself well squared away at USNA. He found little trouble with the academics and could always find time to help a fellow mid in distress. Most afternoons he could be found over on the varsity tennis courts sharpening his claim to fame. There was hardly a week end go by when Richard wasn ' t either dragging or catching up on his sleep. Because he never does anything without putting every thing he has into it, his stand- ing will always be near the top. We can expect Dick to excel in any field of endeavor because of his fighting spirit. CROSS COUNTRY 4. FOOTBALL- USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 3. VARSITY: TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. -4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. $, 220 7 1 IRotcoe DUt zrct tyearye $x. MOUNT AIRY, NORTH CAROLINA Dillard possesses a fine sense of humor, an affinity for getting at 1 hours of sleep daily, an unlimited amount of money to loan to needy buddies, a ready smile, a keen and inquiring mind, and a cute sister. He came to the Naval Academy after graduating from Mount Airy High School. He quickly learned to understand the English language as spoken by his breth- ren from the North. Dillard started driving golf balls up and down those steep Carolina slopes at a tender age. He continued to play fine golf as a member of the plebe and battalion teams. His happiest hours at the Academy were spent eating brownies, reading letters written on soft pastel stationery, calculating the magnitude of his bank account, and swapping sea stories with his friends. FOOTBALL 2,1. SOFTBALL 3,1. GOLF 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: GOLF 4,2,1. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 2,1. D zvtd .atta {ftuat. $%. CHARLEROI, PENNSYLVANIA Dave " Dink " Glunt, a Western Pennsylvania product, came face to face with the Goliath of the Sunny Severn via Cornell University and California State Teachers College. During his high school days in Charleroi, Dave excelled in athletics, having been both a member of his basketball team and captain of the football team. During his four years at the Academy, Dave ' s unfailing quick wit and good humor have enabled him to be the life of many a party and aided him in winning a host of friends. To Dave, the most dis- tasteful thing about Academy life is the time that elapses between Sunday evening meal and the following Saturday noon. His strong will and deter- mination should enable him to make a fine leader. Set your sights high, Dave, you ' ll reach the top. FOOTBALL— 4,3. BASKETBALL — 3,2.1 . FIELDBALL 2,1. 150 LB. FOOTBALL — 2,1. WICHITA, KANSAS We called him Weary Willy and we liked him — a broad grin and a new joke or story for every occasion. His passions are many and varied. Women, music, dancing, and swimming are at the top of the list. Bill came to the Academy by way of the University of Wichita and had no troubles staying ahead of the academic departments; it seems that he always had time to get his stars and still be able to find a new girl to drag ever week end. Willie could be found in the gym, pouring over studies, or in the rack with a new book. He was always interested in throwing a party. Under the surface, he was as blue and gold as they come. To add to the discomfiture of most of us, Bill hopes to get another crack at physics sometime in the future via P.G. school. WATER POLO 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,2.1. STEEPLECHASE — 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. 221 .£. IW JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI Bill put away his white bucks, rah-rah jacket, and deluxe pocket flask, and left the campus of the University of Mississippi in the spring of 1950. Hail- ing from Jackson, Mississippi, but claiming Texas as his native state, Bill had a hard four years combating this yankee weather. Dividing his time between the golf links and his strange fascination for the opposite sex, G. W. has made numerous friends here at Navy Tech, despite his preference for hillbilly music. Always congenial and hard working, Bill is sure to be a success in the future years when he receives the chance to use his hard- earned knowledge for the betterment of the service. GOLF — 4,3,2. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4. varsity: golf — 4,3,2,1. NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA Bob came to us from New Kensington High where he was an outstanding student and athlete; while there his achievements included being president of the local National Honor Society and captain of both football and basket- ball teams. In addition, he was chosen to the all-state football team his senior year. Here at Navy he played plebe football until a shoulder injury slowed him down, and ever since he has been a mainstay of the batt football and fieldball teams plus the company basketball squad. Not quite a star man, Bob considers anything over a 2.5 as gravy. A gifted conversation- alist, Bob ' s quick wit has enchanced him with many friends. His warm smile and ability to make and hold friends predict success, whatever his chosen field. FOOTBALL— 4,3. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA A six foot two bundle of charms and muscles the first attested to by the many ladies listed in his little black book, the second by the many athletic awards decorating the back of the B-robe Bill never had any trouble in getting a drag for himself or his buddies. Between daily visits to the lacrosse field and dragging on week ends, Lump-Lump found time for an occasional glance at a text book. Bill ' s main gripe about Annapolis is that it is not located in his favorite state, Virginia. To the great number of his classmates who count him among their close friends, he will long be remem- bered. His easy going attitude makes him able to take any obstacle in stride. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. LACROSSE- VARSITY: SQUASH— 4. LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. !. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. WRESTLING — 3. II r 1 RAMSEY, NEW JERSEY Jim claims New Jersey as home but he came to Crabtown via Stevens Tech and the University of New Mexico. Althouth this engineering background prepared him for Navy " s worst in academics, the system proved to be a constant source of worry and wonderment; and the Executive Department always seemed to provide a few worries in slack moments. Dragging week ends and post-game liberty rate right after leave on Jim ' s preferred list, while E. D. and P-rades bring up the rear. Jim ' s chii f interest and main claim to fame during four years here was as one of the architects of that great ' 54 class ring. His never-declining interest as a member of this com- mittee made the ring the best of class rings. LACROSSE 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3. FOOTBALL 3. STEEPLE CHASE 4. FIELDBALL 2. CLASS CREAST RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2.1. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE 2,1. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE 1 BOAT CLUB — 2. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Wilmington, Delaware ' s contribution to the service in the form of an out- standing officer has met and overcome all the rigors of Academy life with out even changing his stride. Jim ' s sphere of extracurricular activities was public service, so to speak, for he served on the Hop and Class Ring and Crest Committees. As a member of the Reception Committee, he met many a team with his cheery smile, a smile well known to his classmates and girl friends. His friendly personality and gracious manner make Jim a sure bet to surmount every obstacle on the road to success, with many well- done ' s in his service record through his own industriousness. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. BASKETBALL 3. FIELDBALL — 2. CLASS RING CREST COMMITTEE — 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE 3. CREW— 2,1. ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA Bill is a true North Carolina mountaineer, and his four-furrow stride de- veloped by climbing those Carolina slopes has paid off more than once in company cross country meets. His head is still in the clouds as far as aca- demics are concerned; however, Bill has learned one thing for sure: there is only one thing that can happen after a midshipman loses his class crest and that is to lose his girl. Bill ' s new philosophy is, " Give out class anchors by the dozen, but guard t hat crest with your life. " His future Willie definitely has a great one, but we won ' t make any rash statements. As for his past, it is unknown i that ' s the way he wants it . TRACK 4,3. CROSSCOUNTRY 3,2. PHOTO CLUB -4.3,2,1 . VARSITY: RIFLE- 4,3,2. 11 $. fa ' ttea. Ttzt tM f¥cc . $%. MARTIN3BURG, WEST VIRGINIA Big Jim, born July 31, 1931, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, came to USNA from NAPS. Jim had enlisted in the Navy in July, 1948. He graduated from Martinsburg High where he played trumpet in the school band and was a member of the National Honor Society. At the Naval Academy, Jim continued his musical attributes by playing with the Drum and Bugle Corps for four years. However, almost any afternoon one could have found him in the weight loft engaging in his favorite pastime. Classmates of Jim will remember him for his ready smile, robust and sincere personality, and humorous descriptions of daily occurences. Jim ' s personality, perseverance, and ability will undoubtedly carry him to the top of life ' s ladder. TRACK 3. FIELDBALL 2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2,1. ALMA, ILLINOIS Ollie, coming from the farming country of Illinois and having never even seen the ocean before, was in for a big suprise when he entered the Academy. " For some reason the University of Illinois was never like this! " Every- thing was a challenge to Ollie — especially academics. It was a long four years of continuous fight with math, skinny, and all other academics. Even swimming was an invention of the devil to Ollie. He always said that they should give N ' s for sub squad — so he could be a star athlete. Among Ollie ' s favorite hobbies are fishing and hunting squirrel. He even loved to work on the farm which had been his previous life. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. SOCCER — 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. Fran Colk M loin ever, since swim life man and IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY Bill chose his career early in 1950, and before he could change his mind, some kind-hearted professor had granted his wish by giving him good grades on the entrance examination. He never did regret entering the Academy on that fateful day of July 4th, and since arriving at Canoe U he has done his best to pull his share of the weight in the boat numbered ' 54. Woody, a nickname picked up in his prep school days at Admiral Farragut Academy, has been active in plebe and varsity wrestling, intramural volleyball, and the extra duty squad. His pet peeve is a teacher who gives quizzes at the beginning of a period, and his ambition is to make the most of the education he has acquired. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4,3,2,1. $ 221 7 t M- fantei. r¥ Mxtecf STILLWATER, MINNESOTA Tom is known by his many friends throughout the Halls of Bancroft not only for his smiling face, ready wit, and good humor, but also for his nonchalant easy-going manner. Tom graduated from Stillwater High School, where he was very active in sports and extracurricular activities. Somewhere be- tween high school graduation and entrance into the Navy, Tom hit a detour. It remains questionable as to what happened, but after an extended trip through Europe he landed in Madrid, Spain. While there he was exposed to a year of academics at the University of Madrid and acquired sufficient talent to become a connoisseur of Spanish wine and women. While at the Academy, Tom spent his after-class breather swinging a squash racket or a lacrosse stick for the company and battalion teams. With his congenial personality, his quick humor, and never-say-die attitude, Tom will surely obtain success. LACROSSE— 2. TENNIS 4. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2. PHOTO CLUB— 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS From a long line of sea farers via Manila, Norfolk, Quincy, and Tufts College, Herb came to Navy Tech. Undoubtedly, his pre-Navy training at Tufts made Academy life seem dull, but old versatile Deals soon found ways to improve the social life at Annapolis: always a new date or a new deal every week end. Athletically, Herb has been a standout in intramurals since plebe summer. Although his major sport is football, the boxing, swimming, and fieldball teams made good use of his services. Always the life of the party. Herb ' s witticisms, puns, and practical jokes will recall many memories in his numerous frien ds in years to come. His quick mind and congenial personality will send him a long way up the ladder of life. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL- TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3. VARSITY: SWIMMING — 4. 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL- 4,3,2,1. ENDICOTT, NEW YORK John, the pride and joy of Endicott, came to Navy after serving two years in the fleet. A terror on the golf links, he also took great interest in basket- ball, rope climbing, and polkas. Prominent among John ' s extracurricular activities was his role as assistant barber on the second deck, first wing. Around Bancroft Hall John could usually be found lounging when he wasn ' t indulging in his favorite pastimes of eating, studying, and serving extra duty. A loyal Yankee fan from way back, John is inclined to exaggerate the deeds of his team and ignore the winning efforts of the opposition. If ability to find short cuts is indicative of success, John should prove himself well upon graduation and receipt of his diploma and commission. GOLF 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4,2. TRIDENT STAFF 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: GOLF — 4. BASKETBALL —3,2. 22.5 £ V HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK Les hails from Long Island, New York and is proud of it, strange as it may seem. He has always had military aspirations and at the tender age of fourteen began his career by entering Manlius Military Academy where he prepared for his entrace to Canoe U. Les is known by his classmates for his easygoing manner, good humor and infectious grin. Although never a starman, he has always managed to get by — by the skin of his teeth some- times but he got by. Les underwent a voluntary two-week training period on a sub in Hawaii during youngster summer leave. He became addicted to that rare Naval disease, riding under the waves, instead of over them. FOOTBALL— 2,1. TRACK — 4. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. SOFTBALL — 2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. (Z ailei, ryeiet ' ftycwten. JASPER, FLORIDA Charlie, the pride of Jasper, attended Jasper High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. For informational purposes, Jasper is a thriving metropolis the size of Dogpatch. After graduation he attended Florida U for two years before coming to Usnay. At Florida, while en- rolled in the Civil Engineering course, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi. During his years at the Academy he was a member of the Russian Club, the Antiphonal Choir, and the Marching Band. Although he stands but five foot eight inches tall, he played company basketball and football. With all his kinfolk at home rooting for him, and with the background of the Academy, this little bundle of personality is really going to go places. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL— 4. SQUASH 4,3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. BAND- 4,3,2,1. GREENVILLE, TEXAS Jake claims Greenville, Texas, as his home town and has been quoted as saying, " Texas is a good place to be from. " As a child, Jake played football, ran track, and was voted " Most Outstanding Football Player " his senior year. Before entering the Academy, Jake spent one year at Texas Tech. At 5 ' 7 " Jake is really a sandblower, but managed to hold his own in batt football his plebe year. During his last three years, he played halfback on the 150 pound football team which won Eastern Intercollegiate Champion- ship honors. He rounded out his sports program with golf, tennis, and varsity sub-squad. Jake is friendly and easygoing, but he ' s no good as a conversationalist before breakfast. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. TENNIS— 4. BASKETBALL- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: 150 POUND FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. -3. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. s " %. ' ' 8 r 1 f ; mr r 3 $ 226 fiaictatt .e aa ' ict fla ttdatt CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Hailing from Chicago ' s Lane Technical High School, with a whistle stop at Severn School, Gordy entered Usnay with the majority of us in that fateful, never-to-be-forgotten summer of 1950. Academics were never a strain for Gordy, and while others were feverishly slashing he could be found working out with the varsity lacrosse team; he ' ll never realize how many worries he ' s escaped by being one of the intelligent. Besides athletics his other interests centered around the fairer sex, the Chicago daily paper, and the Illinois football team. All of us who put in the four year stint with him will remember his fine competitive spirit, the will to win, his dry wit, and some- times cutting frankness. lacrosse 2,1. cross country foreign languages club 4,2,1. varsity: lacrosse 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. Suyette 7 ant.aA. fla a taa SELMA, ALABAMA Gene, known to all fellow rebels as " The Colonel " hails from the family plantation near Selma, Alabama. Here he lived during his early life, work- ing with the cattle, small grain and hay crops. He attended public schools in Selma and upon graduation from High School, came straight to the Naval Academy. At the Academy his chief sport being conversation, this led him to active participation on the debating teams. Another windy subject he revels in is sailing. Other extracurricular activities have led him into Lucky Bag Staff; Softball and swimming. Still adhereing to that early training he is " early to bed and early to rise " , much to the wholehearted disgust of his roommates. SAILING 4,3. SOFTBALL- USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES I. LUCKY BAG STAFF 3,2,1. 4,3,2. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 1. Sdovaxd Saw-uci ' Ketlayy ft? GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA Ned is a native of California, the land of beautiful girls and seashores. Setting his sights for the Academy at an early age, he attended Flintridge Prep in Pasadena where he made an excellent record in academics and sports and was editor of his yearbook. Here at Navy, Ned has continued his fine record. He worked on Reef Points and the Lucky B,ig. His studies were tops as usual; he took active participation in all company activities, and in recognition of these facts he was elected company repre- sentative. Ned ' s character is strong, and his enthusiasm self evident to all who know him. Ned ' s future looks very bright, and with an attitude like his, he ' ll surely be very successful in his service career. LACROSSE 4. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. WATER POLO 3,2,1. SWIMMING 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE 2,1. REEF POINTS COMMITTEE 4. ENGINEERING CLCB 2,1. 227 .{. .eauaict 4CCen ' TCitty BANGS, TEXAS Leonard A. King, more commonly known as L. A., began his naval career when, in May, 1948, he enlisted in the Navy at Dallas, Texas. Without regret, he decided to " go down to the sea in ships " rather than carry out his previous plan for a career in agriculture. He received his boot training at San Diego, California, and later attended Aviation Electronics Technician School at NATTC in Memphis. He acquired an appointment to the Naval Academy Preparatory School ; and, after receiving seven months of success- ful training in Newport, Rhode Island, he entered the Naval Academy with a ready-made love for the Navy. The classmates of L. A., and, above all, the plebes who served under him, will remember Mr. King as an instigator of true spirit and confidence. " TRACK — 3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — +,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. SOCCER — 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4. FOOTBALL — 1. LANDER. WYOMING During the fifth grade in Lander, Wyoming, Doug saw a movie about the Naval Academy, and decided to come because he was fascinated by the swimming pool. He made full use of it as a three-letter man on the sub- squad. The Cowpoke loves sports since he was an all around athlete in high school and managed the Navy basketball teams for three years. Doug has an affinity for music — hillbilly, cowboy, and marches -so he joined the Drum and Bugle Corps. He is easily recognized by his customary greeting of " Howdy " . He has marked determination, tenacity, and a constant struggle with academics. Doug is going to be an officer that Wyoming will be proud of. FOOTBALL— 3. BASKETBALL — 4. WRESTLING VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2. TAMAQUA, PENNSYLVANIA During the autumn, Frank ' s main interests were centered on football; and he was 173 running and passing pounds of TNT in the number one J. V. quarterback slot. Frankie prepped at Admiral Farragut Academy and came to the campus via Naval Reserve. He is a hometown boy of Tarn- aqua, Pennsylvania, and doesn ' t hesitate to state that Pennsylvania is the best state on all counts. Frank considers a leave well invested if he has spent a good part of it hunting and fishing in the Maine woods. Spinning a yarn, enjoying a good western movie, or worrying about falling hair occu- pied most of his leisure time at the Academy. Frank hopes for a future in aviation, and has his sights set on a pair of wings and plenty of sky. JV FOOTBALL — 3,2. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. » $ 22£ ! ' " tfearae " Daniel fcttut6 MA4.6t SEATTLE, WASHINGTON George is a Seattle boy who arrived at Crabtown after serving in the Mer- chant Marine for a short time. While attending high school on the West coast Knut was an All-City guard, and he continued his fine line playing here on the Academy ' s gridiron. Tops in the humor department, George brought forth a hearty laugh that probably only Ma Perkins could match. Being a rabid sports fan and a self-appointed member of the Chamber of Commerce help to raise his blood pressure to a debating pitch. Known and like by all, he will always be remembered in connection with the lighter side of our four years here at Canoe U. He will continue to enlighten his fellow officers of the service: FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. JV FOOTBALL 3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4,2,1. fle% xtd .avente ' Kxumcviede FAIRMONT, MINNESOTA The Krum hails from the Land of 10,000 lakes where the cold and snow combined to send Navy a rugged Northerner. He was born in Minneapolis, but calls Fairmont his home. He spent two years in the Navy before coming to Crabtown. Jerry excelled in track and football in high school. This gave him the background for his favorite sports at the Academy. He could be found on Farragut Field with a lacrosse stick any time after 1600: fall, winter, or spring. Studies and dragging rounded out his education. His first law of the Navy: Don ' t talk before breakfast. Next to lacrosse and women, Krum ' s favorite subjects are his younger brothers and life in his service career. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLE CHASE 3. FIELDBALL 2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 4. LACROSSE — 3,2.1. s 9 i Pee (? £«. ac aid, ft. NEW YORK, NEW YORK Peer comes from a long line of deep sea sailors. He first went to sea at the age of sixteen aboard the four masted, square rigged schooner, " Sea Cloud " . He has also been a member of the black gang aboard a Norwegian steamer. He was a member of the Lighter - than - Air Naval Reserve at Lakehurst, New Jersey. He entered the Naval Academy after theee years at Admiral Farragut Prep School. His main sport at the Academy was wrestling. Wherever he may go, we are sure he will have a successful career. VARSITY: WRESTLING 4,3,2,1s !29 £ RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA " P-rades, P-rades, not another one of those P-rades! " This shouting could be traced to Bill Matheny, who in his aversion to walking, finds flying the wild blue yonder incomparable to treading the hard ground. As a company swimmer and volleyball player, he has done much to lead the way. In fact, he has found several leads, some on the East Coast, some on the West Coast, and even a few overseas. If you can think of a versatile young man who can listen to a Benny Goodman Sextet, Tales of Hoffman, or Ernest Tubb singing " I ' m Walking the Floor Over You " , then you ' ll have Bill, the right combination of friendliness, wit, and personal charm. SWIMMING— 4. SOFTBALL STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL— 4. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA Big Mack, the man of distinction, hails from Indiana, Pennsylvania, where he is well known for his diversified athletic ability. In the interim between Indiana High School and Navy, Mack spent a year prepping at Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His favorite extra-curricular activities while at the Academy were those famous skinny extra-instruction sessions, where the elite meet to learn. He won ' t admit it, but he is also a famous man in Congress where his class standing has been compared to the national debt. Mack ' s main hobby is hunting; hunting for something to eat and drink. However, Mack is truly a great guy with a heart of gold, always willing to help his buddies when they need it most. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 1. JV FOOTBALL — 3,2. 7R. zlei p Stefan Widen. $%. ROCK ISLAND, TENNESSEE Ral, the name went in Bancroft Hall, the pride and joy of Rock Island, had the honor of having the whole town turn out to bid him goodby. We under- stand there is only a handful of people in Rock Island, however. His favorite pastime while home on leave was hunting animals and agents. Here at the Academy the rack and the mess table were his favorite pastimes. Ral ' s favorite sports were cross country, steeple chase, and tennis, but he would gladly tackle anything if challenged. Ral was an excellent student and wants to follow in his Dad ' s footsteps after graduation as a line officer in the U. S. Navy. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. VARSITY: RIFLE — 4. $ 2:5(i RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA Bob is California ' s Chamber of Commerce gift to USNA. Living in the shadow of the Golden Gate, he thrives on that Frisco fog. He first signed up for a man ' s outfit the USMC. Between maneuvers in the hills of the Golden Siatr h schooled in radio work and took up one of those household chores mess cooking. After pounding nearly every official ' s door in Washington, he received an appointment to Severn Naval Training In- stitute. Leaving behind his marine garb for a pair of form fitting white works, he commenced four years of humdrum routine. His favorites are Florida oranges, rebel drags, and week ends in D. C. His next step is Quantico, and from there he is going to settle down on Guam. Good hunt ing Bob! FIELDBALL 3,2. FOOTBALL — 3,2. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Dick came to us from sunny Southern California via Wyoming Seminary. While in high school he was a three sport letterman. Sports didn ' t take up all his time, though; he found time to be sports editor of both his school paper and annual, besides assuming the duties of senior class president . He revealed some excellence in academics at Wyoming Seminary where he was graduated cum laude. While at the Academy he played plebe football and plebe and varsity baseball. His favorite pastimes are sleeping and playing cards although he manages to find time for a few rounds of golf. When it was damp you could always find him playing basketball with the boys in MacDonough. With his bright smile and easygoing manner Dick is sure to be a success. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL— 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL- 4. GUILFORD, NEW YORK The pride of Guilford a town smaller than the usual podunk Nel came to Usnay. He spent two years in the Navy as a bluejacket before arriving here. Being at ET he ' s a skinny cut, but woe be unto the man who mentions Russian. His favorite phrases were. " What have I done? " and " But Sir! " Being a true red mike, he holds doubts about married life. He is always going on a diet, but seconds on dessert are hard to resist. Plebe year he sparked the company cross country team then succumbed to the varsity radiator squad. Radio is his hobby; occasionally he could be found in the Radio Club Room diligently soldering his fingers to the chassis of his latest electronics monstrosity. WATER POLO 4. CROSSCOUNTRY 4.2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 2,1 . FIELDBAI! FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 3.2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2,1. SOUND UNIT — 4. PHYSICS CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK 3. 231 £ ' Record TVaifceU 7Ut t PORTLAND, OREGON Some twenty years ago back in Portland, Oregon, Richard Warfield Nelson was born. Consequently, one more rose was added to the City of Roses. Nelly, as he is known to his friends, spent two years majoring in Social Life at Oregon State College before entering the Naval Academy. Most of plebe year was enjoyed by Nels in the hospital on crutches. Some say that he broke his leg deliberately to beat the plebe system. He detests books and is a firm believer in having a good time, such as skiing in the winter and beer-bust beach parties in the summer. As a hobby he collects records, women, pins, and dear Johns. An advocate of having the Academy on the West Coast, Nelly is also one of the Semper Fidelis boys. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. GYMNASTICS — 3. SOFTBALL — 2. FIELDBALL — 1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4. fo6 t Sdwwid, Ttetvfovt LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Newt was born in Los Angeles, California, where he went to high school and later to college at UCLA. He finally got away back in 1950 only to come to our seaside hotel here at Middie City. John has since been active in Foreign Relations activities and the debating team. His ability to twist the vernacular to his own means is well known among the troops. John ' s academic and personality ratings compare with Sir Isaac ' s and Jerry Lewis ' , respectively. His philosophy on life is " If you ' re going, go first class. " Newt is a great sports fan; but when questioned about his favorite team he answers, " The California Chamber of Commerce " . Early predictions in- dicate much success for our Old Sea Daddy. WATER POLO — 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. SOCCER — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGAUGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MATH CLUB — 2. VARSITY: SAILING — 4. TViiUaat arUcC TUcfotti., $%. TAYLORSVILLE, KENTUCKY He answers to the name of Nick, and he hails from the hills of Kentucky, shoes and all. He ventured into the North for the first time when he came to Canoe U. He can ' t seem to get enough rack time; however, he likes to bowl and enjoys the football season, especially the away games when he can do the town afterwards. He considers academics as a nuisance to be put up with between liberties. Nick likes to argue either side of a question just for laughs. He never walks the straight and narrow regulation path but always has a way of avoiding trouble with the boys of the Executive Department. His favorite phrase is " Things will be run differently around here when I am Superintendent. " BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL— 4.- $ 232 -?■ ARDSLEY, NEW YORK Frank, a rabid Yankeelander, chose Rebel roommates. His New York accent blends well with his Spanish drawl. He has a look of distinction, having met Lord Calvert at an early age. He likes girls in general, loves one in particular. A good disposition qualifies him as a true friend. A clever talker, with a sense of humor, Frank holds his own in conversation. He has a tender heart, in spite of the fact that his shoe size equals Goliath ' s. His main pastime is dragging; his secondary pastime is thinking about it. He took academics in stride but hated to stride in cross country. The fact that he likes the top rack has nothing to do with the paratroopers. Frank ' s diligent work and industrious mind will surely lead him to a successful and happy career. TRACK 3. CROSS COUNTRY —4,3,2. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4. SOFTBALL— 2,1 . Co6m Perante O ' eeixcf, ZANESVILLE, OHIO Zanesville, Ohio, falls near the bottom of the alphabet of city listings, but its contribution to the Naval Academy brings it to the top in the production of fine future officers. A slight fondness for the seven-by-three big blue monster has not kept this ex-Notre Dame man from competing successfully in track, cross country and tennis. With eyes that oft times have difficulty penetrating glass, Jack has been able to see what is ahead of him, and he has worked hard for the fulfillment of his desires. A gentleman who claims he doesn ' t like to argue, does all the time; Jack, with his pleasant dis- position and ability to get along with others, has been a good friend to us all. BOWLING— 4. TENNIS — 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY -4,3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 3; SOFTBALL — 4. HANDBALL — 2,1. GOLF — 1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4. FLUSHING HEIGHTS, NEW YORK Blonde, blue-eyed, and good-natured, Wally was the best friend the New York Chamber of Commerce ever had. He came to Navy via Queens College, and picked up somewhere along the way an interest in foreign languages. He picked up also a blue and gold heart. One of his first loves was music, both classical and popular. His other interests included tennis, swimming, and running. Around the Academy he could usually be found in the gym, or with his feet propped up on the desk absorbed in academics. In the summer the beach was the place to find him. Wally always said what he thought and will be a welcome addition to any ward- CROSS COUNTRY 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 3,2,1 . BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2. VARSITY: OUT OF SEASON TRACK — 3. 2 Y. $ ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Dick came to the Chesapeake country via St. Louis University in which he spent a year in the commerce and finance school. His home town is St. Louis, famous for being first in shoes and last in the American League. His interests in serious athletics were confined to the gridiron where he played four years of football for Navy. Included among his recreational or country club athletics were golf, tennis, swimming, and diving. In academics Dick stood in the middle of his class, scintillating in no subject and conversely anchoring none. With his easy disposition and ready smile he was a con- genial personage in the Brigade, always ready with a helping hand for one and all. track — 4,3,2,1. football 4,3,2,1. varsity: football — 1. VIVIAN, WEST VIRGINIA Bill entered the Naval Academy via Congressional appointment from his home state, West Virginia. Although he came directly to Navy from Welch High School, his competitative nature and spirit have helped him to overcome the handicap of having no post high school education prior to entering the Academy and a highly competitive career. While here at Canoe U, Bill has been an active member of the plebe baseball team as well as a competitor in various intramural sports such as football and basketball. Bill ' s persistence and untiring spirit should be an inspiration to all those who are and will be associated with him. With these attributes he will go far in his chosen service. football 3,2,1. basketball — 3,2,1. jv football — 2,1. varsity: baseball — 4. HAMMOND, INDIANA James " Pep " Pepperdine, the company Groucho Marx, is a stalwart son of the Hoosier State, calling Hammond, Indiana, his home. In high school Jim was a frogman, earning two letters in swimming. To prep for Navy, Jim attended the University of Indiana extension at East Chicago. Here he got a taste of that wonderful way of life -the college way of life. Sea fever struck and Jim was on his way to Navy. He found things much different here than at college; however, he made changes and Navy profited by them. Here, in athletics, he made the plebe swimming team and tried his hand at 150 pound football. Jim has a keen wit and a large measure of courage which will assure future success for him. BASKETBALL SWIMMING 4,3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. VARSITY: SWIMMING — 4. 150 POUND FOOTBALL- -4,3,2,1. 2,1. £ 231 , ' fj zc (2 atey " Peifcttti, LAYTON, UTAH From out of the far West , Utah to be exact, came Jack to conquer the hearts of half the women in the East and win a reputation as a Navy gridder. After a year at the University of Utah, Jack donned the Navy blue and served in DesPac for eighteen months. While on the West Coast, he played football with many former Navy greats. Although football is his main dish. Jack also displays considerable prowess on the baseball diamond and the basketball court. Since that torrid plebe summer of 1950, Jack ' s booming voice and his friendly, carefree nature have become known and liked throughout the halls of Bancroft. To a great hoss we wish smooth sailing and good luck. FIELDBALL 3. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. LACROSSE 1. (Z artei. 7 : at ' Uc6 " P irrer. $%. DAYTON, OHIO Avoiding bilger ' s gate, Pat came strolling down Maryland Avenue into his new life here at Canoe U. The pride of Fairmont High School of Dayton, Ohio, was a rinkydink athlete and average student. Through the ensuing years the " Peef " was active in intramural sports and is known not to have missed a two-gun western at the local cinemas. By hard work and con- scientious study he always kept beyond the clutches of the Academic Board. Few will forget the tall blond from Dayton whose sense of humor is outdone only by his appetite. We will long remember the sincere friend- liness manifested in the smile of one Charles Patrick Pfarrer. Jr. Pat has already shown us through his efforts here at the Academy that he will be a great asset to the Navv. LACROSSE 2,1. FOOTBALL- 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS 4. FOOTBALL 2,1. Ranald Griatt " P iu mt WAHPETON, NORTH DAKOTA In the summer of ' 49 Floggy packed up his slide rule, sold his snowshoes, and left his hometown, Wahpeton, N. D., where he had just completed two in- tensive years of partying at the State School of Science. Bound for Antioch and Aeronautical Engineering, he was found the following spring enjoying the salary of a Servo Electronics Engineer [junior grade ' at Bell Aircraft. This he recklessly abandoned for a career in another element, the sea. By now a confirmed mathematical mechanic, he found electrical engineering and naval machinery a comparative snap. His versatility at making friends found him popular from Paris to the plebe track team. A consellor to all, Floggy will long be remembered by his classmates. FOOTBALL 4,2. CROSS COUNTRY 3. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK 4. 235 .{. WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA The Academy rolled out the carpets to receive a very likeable person from the Bagdad of the hills, Wheeling, West Virginia. Bud was a hard worker and a constant driver not only in his academics but also out on the football field. He has a natural a bility in almost any athletic activity and excels in everything he does. He makes it a point to get along well with everyone. Bud ' s favorite subjects besides politics and women were Italian and math. One thing is for certain : whatever he undertakes will be done in all sincerity and to the best of his ability, for he takes a personal pride in even his menial tasks. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4,1. i%te4. Sdw td ' Pattaxct. $ i. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA In realization of a boyhood ambition, after seeing a p-rade of Mids and West Pointers, Chuck came to Navy from Petersburg, Virginia, by way of a year at Randolph Macon College. Navy received a class president, Student Dean, Kappa Sigma fraternity man, and a winner of letters in squash and tennis when C. P. came to USNA. Since coming to Navy, Chuck ' s sporting abilities have proven themselves by winning him plebe numerals in squash and tennis and succeeding N ' s and N-stars for his skill on the varsity tennis courts. A man of no great dislikes, he spends all his spare time sleeping. With Chuck gone the ole first wing will be missing one of the friendliest hello ' s and happiest laughs ever to echo through its corridors. ping pong — 4,3,2. varsity n club — 3,2,1. varsity: squash — 4. tennis — 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3. IRo erC TVtitiam, " Polictt ILION, NEW YORK Bob and his ready smile have been in evidence with us throughout our entire stay. He never disclosed the source of his perpetual good humor, but it was a welcome gift when there was no relief in sight. He seems to have the knack of accomplishing that which is unusual, at least. He has never been at a loss for a quick solution. There have been times when the situation was in doubt but Bob has always come through. Bob came to us by way of the Navy, and his combination of conscientious work and gocd natured kidding earned him many friends and a foundation for success in future years. track — ' FENCING sailing — 4,3. crosscountry — 3,2,1. football — 4,3,2,1. -3. soccer — 2. boat club — 4,3. £ 236 " 7« (Z a ' dei, Sdcvaict " Pouted NASHVILLE, ARKANSAS Chuck hails from the wonder state of Arkansas. He attended Nashville High School where he won letters in baseball and basketball. Desiring to find out what life was really like, he decided to attend Arkansas College for a year. Chuck always led the field in intramural sports at the Academy, being best known as the Babe Ruth of softball. He claims red heads and fried chicken as his favorite diversions. If you like a person who greets you with a smile and who is always willing to help, you must like this guy. Baldy Chuck is destined to go places in fact part of him has left already: his hair. CROSS COUNTRY 3. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 4. STEEPLE CHASE 4. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. curtf ttt ccr Piocfox INDEPENDENCE, OREGON Henry came to his abode on the Severn via that service which bears such a resemblance to a greyhound bus driver ' s convention. After a half year in college Henry answered the call of the wild blue younder, from there to NAPS, and then to Mother Bancroft. Henry, who will be a good sized man when he grows up, won fame for himself and his alma mater on a river in Finland when he helped Navy win the world ' s crew championship in the 1952 Olympics. Although we have tried to covert Henry, he remains loyal to the boys who wear the other shade of blue. It looks as if the Air Force will have a fine officer in the spring of ' 54. Here ' s the best to the big guy with the big smile. CREW 4,3. BASKETBALL VARSITY: CREW— 3,2.1. VARSITY N CLUB - 3,2,1. (Z iZ ' dei. IRoy ' Pi x z4.6a NAMPA, IDAHO Chuck, a native son of Idaho, looks forward to the West Coast, sunshine, and loud sport shirts. A year at Idaho State preluded his arrival at the Academy. Soft spoken and well-mannered, Chuck was best known for his activities on the log, and for his short stories. A stack of paper, a few un- interrupted hours, and a typewriter gave him the happy combination for a non-dragging week end. He occasionally took time out from his other activities to apply himself to academics, and came up with stars. At the end of youngster year he gave up his crest, and then a ring, anticipating a home life with his career. Chuck, with his unbounded imagination, varied interests, and persistent determination, is a thirty year man. After that — settle down and write a few novels. STEEPLECHASE — 3. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3. LOG STAFF — 3,2,1 . 2:57 ,f. 7 wta,i. P zc6a m " PxcUft GAINSVIILE, GEORGIA Jack, the plebe ' s friend and the lonely man ' s best counsel, hails from way down Georgia way. He made the long trek to Canoe U via Gainsville High School and North Georgia College. His athletic abilities were brought along and added to the company, where they have been put to excellent use. His abilities are many fold, ranging from academics to affairs of the heart, and in the latter he has no peers. His subtle humor makes many a guy feel better after a few words. There was never a week end that T. J. wasn ' t seeking that elusive thing called liberty. Jack can best be described by the old adage " still water runs deep " because never will you find a more sincere, genuine, or humorous person. If personality means success, he can ' t miss. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. fo tt Stefr6,e t ' Pcutay ROEBLING, NEW JERSEY John was class president for four years at Florence Towhship High School where he lettered in three sports— football, baseball, and basketball. Enter- ing Rutgers U, he enrolled in the engineering course, played freshman foot- ball, and became a brother in Delta Sigma Phi. Seizing the opportunity presented him, he entered Annapolis. One of his first accomplishments here was reserving the Chapel for a June Week date with his blonde O. A. O. He played plebe baseball, intramural football and Softball, and ran company cross country. Because of his interest in foreign and national affairs, John became an active member of the Foreign Relations Club. He also joined the Russian and Newman Clubs. John ' s personality plus his educational back-ground are sure to stand him in good stead in the future years. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE -4,3. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB- 4,3,2,1. WRESTLING — 4. tOUtiavn Tfaintatt 7Ra iet a t WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY Robbie ' s effervescent sense of humor, wit, and ready chuckle made him well known throughout the Hall. His passion is Dixieland music, and when he wasn ' t dragging, one could have found him sizzling a few hot notes out of his licorice stick. Two years at Union Junior College preceded Bill ' s arrival at Canoe U. He wielded a wicked racket in the squash court, and was a valuable man on any intramural sports squad. Mathematically inclined, he made equations sit up and do tricks. Besides his talents and mental abilities, he possesses a persistency of purpose and a capacity for hard work. PING PONG 4. CROSS COUNTRY SQUASH — 2,1. TRIDENT STAFF-- MARCHING BAND — 4. -3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. I $ 2M T33P MORONGO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA Dirk is one of whom California might well be proud. He came to us from that fair state via the Marine Corps. The life at the Academy has agreed with Dick. His ready smile and devil-may-care attitude are tangible proof of that. Dick and bull profs never did get along, but aside from that, academics never presented a serious problem to him. Although the desert country is his first love, the climate on the East Coast has appealed to him in many ways. He says that there ' s something about that New England air. He is leaving behind many friends and will gain many more in the fleet. His wit, personality, and natural ability insure him success in whatever endeavor he might attempt. LACROSSE 3,2,1. FOOTBALL 4. CROSSCOUNTRY 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE 2,1. SOUND UNIT IWRNV 4. 1Ro ei£ £ ltva%ct Sc6£e tji ? WILDWOOD, NEW JERSEY Bob came to Middy City from the sandy shores of Jersey where he spent a good portion of his life. From high school his next port of call was the University of Delaware, and then off for a year ' s duty in the Navy. Before heading for Crabtown he returned to Delaware for another year. Here at the Academy, he found a home in the Navy. He enjoys everything about the Academy except P-rades, scrambled eggs and numerous atrocities mentioned in USNAR. Next to sp orts, he enjoys most the Army-Navy game liberty in Philly and cruise liberty. He isn ' t below handing anyone a line, and recalls sea stories too often for his wives. Bob has his sights set on a line commission in the Navy but is a sure bet for success in any service. CROSS COUNTRY— 2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. LOG STAFF 3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK- 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. 4 J it K MILWAUKEE. WISCONSIN Robert Donald Schoeckert is nicknamed Bob, but most of the time he ' s called Shockmo by his ever-loving wives. He was born December 21, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He went to high school at Wauwatosa High, and there he was a member of the Acapella Choir, Boys ' Ensemble, and the Student Council. Being a lad of many capabilities, he also made Eagle Scout in three years during this time. He graduated from high school in February of 1950. Bob then decided on a military life and seized the golden opportunity when he received an appointment to the Naval Acad- emy. While at USNA, Bob has been a mainstay in company sports and in keeping the underclass on its toes. PING PONG 2. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 3. VOLLYEBALL 4,3. CHOIR 4,3,2. VARSITY: PISTOL — 4. 2.59 $ ■ INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Although Charlie entered our hectic world in the State of Kentucky, he soon moved to the Hoosier State where he spent the rest of his pre-Annapolis days. He spent his younger days building model airplanes and hotrods and occasionally attended Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis. He next took a year of engineering at the local drive-ins and gin mills around Purdue University. Entering the turmoil of the Naval Academy was a drastic change from Charlie ' s usual easy going existence. He soon learned how to continue living under his motto, " Never do anything unless absolutely necessary; it requires energy. " Here at Canoe U he wasamemberof the Model Club, played football for the first battalion, and was a frequent member of the extra instruction and E. D. squads. We will all remember Charlie for his winning smile and his easy-going, good-natured disposition. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. TRACK— 3. VOLLEYBALL — 4. JUICE GANG — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. MODEL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. William SdcuaxcC Sc utex CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS Texas Will, the lover of the company, hails from — where else— Texas, really about seven miles from Arkansas; but try to get him to admit that. Bill started his college life in the co-ed school at Del Mar. After his first week at Navy Tech, we quote Bill, " Times have changed! " Bill made countless friends at USNA, and now with his number two glasses, he can even recognize them. Perhaps the best description of him is a true Southern gentleman, one that you would allow to drag your sister. If you ever want to see Bill just drop around right after the formation bell and look in the shower; he ' ll just be getting out. PING PONG— 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2. VARSITY: BASEBALL — 4. BOXING — 2. GOLF — 4,3. fame , ladnetv Sea ta H t ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA Jimmy came to us from St. Paul, Minnesota, where he attended Cretin High School and later. St. Thomas College. He quickly won our hearts with his ready smile and pleasant sense of humor. While at the Academy, Jimmy became acquainted with a new sport, and quickly developed into a squash player of varsity caliber. Academically, he stood with the best but still had time for a game of pool or for shooting the breeze with the fellows. His outside interests at the Academy led him to join such activities as the Portuguese Club and the Newman Club. On leave Jimmy relaxed by hunting, fishing, swimming or racing his own motorboat on one of the " ten thousand lakes " . His favorite classes were those periods in which infantry drills were cancelled because of rain. TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 2,1. SQUASH — 4,3. PHOTO CLUB — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. MATH CLUB — 3. VARSITY: SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. $ 210 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Tommy sprang to life in Nashville ; and, before he came to Crabtown College, was happy. He is a true German from the word Seigenthaler. He attended school in Nashville, and holds himself as a martyr because of his eleven years in boys ' schools. This segregated life has had a remarkable effect on his life. He has a unreasonable fear of women and whisky almost never indulges in one without the other. Tom is a man of distinction; a glance into a crystal ball shows him lounging casually on the bridge of his ship, his sea cap fluttering in the breeze like a proud banner above a pair of cool grey eyes, ever alert for a liberty port. CROSS COUNTRY -4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. SOFTBALL- 4,3,2,1. TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA If you should run into a five foot nine inch fellow with a smile from ear to ear, chances are that he is Willy, and he is ready to cheer your spirits with a warm hello. In any group of harmonizing mids the baritone was bound to have been Willy. On April 29. 1932, John was born in Terre Haute, and is proud of being a seventh generation American. Willy came here right out of Garfield High School. He was a member of the Chapel Choir, the Glee Club, and was once a member of a nationally known barber shop quar- tet. His friendliness is only surpassed by his abilities and determination to go places in this world. FOOTBALL — 4,3. BOWLING — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3. CHOIR " 4,3,2,1. MASQUERADERS — 2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. GLEE CLUB — 4,3,2.1. I 4 DETROIT, MICHIGAN Straight from the automobile city of Detroit and a year at Wayne Univer- sity, Bill managed to break away from his feminine admirers long enough to soak up an education at Canoe U. Academics hardly fazed Bill, as he left the rest of his classmates lost in his pencil dust during quizzes. Through the long academic year things appear pretty black at times, but Bill could always be depended upon to lighten the situation with his ready wit. Flying is his big ambition ; and like everything else toward which he turns his atten- tion in his easy and quiet manner, he ' s sure to leave the rest of the com- petition far behind in his wake. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. SOFTBALL 4,2.1. SOCCER -3,2,1 . PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4. SOUND UNIT i WRNV ' 4. :ti $ £cttvin 7 Mt SttUtu THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA Edwin Thomas Smith, although born in Pennsylvania, places no claims in the Yankee territory. He has lived in Georgia most of his life and claims Thomasville as his podunk. E. T. came to the Naval Academy directly from Thomasville High School, where he lettered two years in football, and since entering the Academy, has been active in the Public Relations Commit- tee, Forensic Club, and Radio Club. E. T. would no doubt have come up with a lot of stars if he had not taken up so much of his study time day- dreaming about a little southern belle. The time will come when Ed will prove himself a fine officer when he is able to show his abilities in the service of his choice. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1 . PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV)— 4. STAMP CLUB — 2,1. .eiy tatt ' Date Smit FAIRFIELD, ILLINOIS Fairfield, Illinois ' gift to the Atomic Age, was Leighton Dale Smith, that atomic brain with the atomic personality. Smitty was at home on the Fairfield High gridiron. He won a letter in football, and to prove his versatility, headed the honor list at graduation time. Forty-nine and fifty found Smitty in the role of party-loving freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana. The step from Urbana to Annapolis was taken in stride by Smitty and Illinois ' loss was Navy ' s gain. Smitty was a member of the plebe gym team and worked his way right up to the varsity squad in the succeeding three years. If brains plus personality plus ambition equals success, Smitty is on his way to new heights. SAILING- 4,3,2,1. GYMNASTICS — 4,3. CHOIR- VARSITY: GYMNASTICS— 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB " THitc ci Stanley SaCtya THOMPSONVILLE, CONNECTICUT In the early summer of 1950, Mitch gave up a promising career as a banker to bolster his education with a few courses from the Naval Academy. Much to his suprise no banking classes were in the curriculum. However, the upperclassmen were only too willing to help him when he would come to see them at their suggestion. Mitch has been a perennial member of the gymnastics team and even acknowledges having been associated with the ' 54 Lucky Bag Staff as Circulation Editor. Mitch also served as an assist- ant photographer for the ' 51 Bag. Of course he did not allow any of these activities to interfere with his favorite sports-liberty and leave. With his broad grin and winning manner Mitch has won a host of friends, here and in foreign countries. TRACK — 4,3,2. PISTOL — 4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF— 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. PHOTO CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. £ 212 J,le! w V PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Whenever one approached the Fourth Company area and heard mcl dii us strains of any stringed instrument, he could be sure that he was in the vicinity of Mario Stefanelli ' s room. Steff, who had his first taste of military life in the regular Navy, is a native of South Philadelphia. He is one of those boys who possess the natural ability for any sport, and he was an active participant throughout the four seasons. His persistency and ever present desire to win made him a welcome member on any team. Smily, as he is often called, was sincere in dealing with his classmates, and stood high in the opinion of anyone with whom he came in contact. These qualities art- certain to insure Steff ' s future success as a leader in whatever he endeavors. SAILING 2. FOOTBALL 3. BASKETBALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SQUASH 4. Ill] OB A I I NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Born June 20, 1931, in Needham, Massachusetts, Norm attended Needham High School where he was on the Student Council for two years. He won letters in football, track, and wrestling. He took second place his senior year in the New England Prep School Wrestling Tournament, 165 pound class. He graduated with the class of ' 49 with high honors. After one year of civilian life, Norm took up the profession of his father, a retired Chief Radioman, by entering Navy Tech. His hobbies are varied and consist of horses, skiing, and photography. While at the Academy, Norm developed a liking for Softball and has played on the Fourth Company team that took the Regimental Championship in ' 51 and went on to be Brigade Champs CRCSS COUNTRY WRESTLING —2,1. . FOOTB LL 2,1. STEEPLECHASE 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB - 4,3. SOFTBALL— 4,3,2,1. " Paul " Davici S to fr, $%. HONOLULU, HAWAII Mike is a guy with a quick wit, and as for laughs, he can get one in any situation. He was an axle for the wheels on the Class Ring and Crest Committee, and company representative for the Log. He was a member of the swimming team in high school and is still an artist on a three meter diving board. Mike has a short stocky build ; and although some may think he ' s the shortest man in the class, he towers over Gordy Dunn by 1 8 of an inch. Women go for him, both the short and the tall, but naturally Mike prefers the latter. Mike is Navy all the way. He intends to follow in the footsteps of his father and go into Navy Air. He ' s a great little guy capable of great big achievements. STEEPLE CHASE 2. SOFTBALL 3. FIELDBALL 3. GYMNASTICS 4. SOCCER 4,2. CLASS CREST . RING COMMITTEE 4.3,2,1. LOG STAFF— 2. SPLINTER STAFF 2. 21) £ m ' ityavuf facetted Scveet CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS Harry Sweet, perhaps better known among his friends as Jaunce, made his debut in life in the town of Aurora, Illinois, on April 2, 1930. With the exception of one year Jaunce spent his youth in Illinois. At Bloom Town- ship High School he gained considerable popularity earning three letters in both football and track besides holding numerous class offices. In 1948 Jaunce had an eye for adventure ; so he joined the Navy. After twenty-one months in the Navy as a parachute rigger he became Midshipman Sweet, USN, on June 14, 1950. Here at USNA, Jaunce participated in numerous athletics and social activities. His pleasing personality has won him many friends and started him up the ladder to future success. TRACK— 2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. PHOTO CLUB — 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK — 4,3. RIFLE — 4,3,2,1. P y i picut£tin atc LARUE, OHIO John came to the Academy from LaRue via Seminole Junior College in Seminole, Oklahoma. Although John was not a star man, he had time enough to be one of the bright sparks of the company with his warm, com- plaisant smile, and helping hand. During his years as a resident of Ban- croft Hall, he was always ready to further the company and ' 54 in both athletics and extra-curricular activities. He played most sports well and claimed basketball his favorite. His hobby was attending parties, and few that he ever graced were ever dull. Regardless of the branch of service that he goes into, his watchword will be success, and if anyone is ever in need of a friend, he will find one in John. CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2. FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. VARSITY: PISTOL — 4,3. BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA Although Dick had never been to Annapolis, he probably knew more about the Academy than his classmates after plebe year. Because of his in- satiable curiosity and retentive memory, the transition from the campus of West Virginia U to Bancroft Hall was relatively easy. Having had little trouble with academics, he had time for company sports, and he managed the soccer team. Although he claimed to have had insufficient time to hit the sack or to drag, he always had time to help decorate Dahlgren Hall for the hops: This exemplified friendly, good-nature Dick -always helping a classmate or his class. In this capacity he excelled. His sense of duty and conscientious efforts at every task insure that he will be a welcome ship- mate wherever he may go. BOWLING— 2. BASKETBALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — VARSITY: SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL- VARSITY N CLUB — 1. $ 244 4 1 DANVILLE, KENTUCKY As a plebe, Danville ' s most famous son won reknown and recognition throughout the Brigade for his original rendition of The Rich Maharajah from Magador. Thus it was from the company ' s " sandlot mess hall tables " that Bill was discovered by Prof Gilley, and had his talents put to use in the NA Choir. However, Bill is by no means a man of one ability. He also laid claim to being a member of Navy ' s 1952 Olympic crew team that won the world ' s championship at Helsinki. Finland. For a fellow who never saw a shell until coming to the Academy, that ' s quite an achievement. But then Bill is a hard worker in everything he does; and this, coupled with his many other fine qualities, will go a long way in helping make him a successful officer. PING PONG — 3. FIELDBALL— 2. CHOIR -4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB— 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: CREW -4,3,2,1. SAILING— 4. ' Zexfoit Sttett 7cMetti. DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE Born in Dover, N. H., Tibby lived there and attended Dover High Schcol, winning varsity letters in football, hocky, and track. He was captain of the track team in his senior year. Herb graduated with the class of ' 4 7 as class president and went on to New Hampton Prep for a year. He then entered the University of New Hampshire, but left in less than a year to join the Navy. He came to the Academy via fleet appointment. At the Academy Herb won his " N " during youngster year as a guard on Navy ' s 150-pound Eastern Intercollegiate Football Champions. He also served as a member of the Ring Dance Committee second class year, and worked with the Juice Gang for four years. LACROSSE 4. FIELDBALL 3. VARSITY N CLUB- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: 150 POUND FOOTBALL 3,2,1 3,2,1. JUICE GANG— 4,3,2,1 W V i Sdcvaid @6edten. Itfc JiuA. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Amidst the rattle of Chicago ' s machine guns during prohibition on 13 November, 1 929 ' zenith of the depression I , one Edward Chester Tipshus was born. His childhood in Elmwood Park, suburb of Chicago, was uneventful — errant might be a better adjective. One day he was approached by a salesman in green, Marine green, resulting in his enlistment in the Corps. After three years as a gravel cruncher, Tip, the little corporal, and Chester became synonymous. Being a confirmed bachelor, he entered the Academy from NAPS. A strong advocate of wine, women, and song, a member of the famed radiator squad, he is also a stout supporter of co-education at the Academy. Upon graduation, he will once more wear the proud uniform of the U. S. Marines. PISTOL 3. GYMNASTICS 4. BOWLING— 4,3,1 . TENNIS— 4,3,2,1 . 245 .r. GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA Flick, Steve, or D. L. hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. He came to USNA via the fleet. An ET man, anything below 3.8 in skinny was bilging to Steve. He has a keen mind and a vast knowledge of social sciences. Sought after by women, feared by plebes, Steve ' s a straight shooter. Often his target is bull after taps; sometimes it is Yankee gals who sing Dixie. He has a big heart and shares everything with everybody except addresses. He tooted a horn plebe year with the Marching Band. He also participated in the social sports of Softball, cross country, and steeple chase. Steve can liven up a dull party or make a little gayer one go full blast. He has a win- ning personality, an abundance of friends, and many admirable traits desired by all. PING PONG — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY— 3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 2. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3. MARCHING BAND — 4,3. VARSITY: BASEBALL — 4. «S PENSACOLA, FLORIDA A typical Floridian with his blond hair and sun tan features, Tom entered the Academy well indoctrinated in the ways of plebe life, having previously had a plebe year both at the Citadel and Marion. Tom has always been outstanding both as a ladies ' man and as a leader in the Brigade. Tom, a lover of sailing and partying, has indulged in both since childhood and is at the height of his glory when doing both together. Tom ' s first and most enduring love is for the air since he came from the Annapolis of the Air. It is rumored that he pinned his class crest on a Navy jet. Without a doubt he will make one of the Navy ' s finest aviators. HANDBALL — 2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. CADILLAC, MICHIGAN This famous Cadillacian is best known around the campus as Poolie and is famous for his theatrical talents and his Rube Goldberg engineering achieve- ments. This imaginative genius is no slash in academics but will continue to amaze profs and grade bookies. Being a great lover of parties, Tom has managed to acquire a few nicknames from some of his escapades such as his nickname of Brussels Sprout, acquired on youngster cruise. T. P. has a ready smile for everybody. His gourmet talents suffer when he has to make the weight for the 150 pound football squad every year. Always a lover of the wide open spaces, Poolie hopes to jockey a Navy plane soon after Star and Bar Day. PING PONG- 4,3. HANDBALL 2, VARSITY: 150 POUND FOOTBALL . CROSS COUNTRY 4 3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2, 1 . £ 216 COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA Maury came to the Naval Academy from Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Georgia Tech for a period of one year during which he was an out- standing athlete in football and track. His company classmates will remember him for his crew cut and such unique phrases as " What a jade " and " Hi ya, hoss " . Playing football for Navy took up most of Maury ' s spare time; but he also managed to participate in the Naval Academy V. C. choir. MacDonough Hall was one of Maury ' s favorite haunts where he was constantly testing his physical abilities. Dragging to hops, enduring academic quizzes, and football will be lifelong memories to Maury. His sincere manner, likeable personality, and unfailing determination make Maury an asset to the military profession which he will enter. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TRACK 4. CHOIR 4.3,2. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3. VARSITY N CLUB — 1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 1. TRACK 3,2,1. HUGO, OKLAHOMA Hustling Roy, who spends his free time bobbing around in the choppy Severn in a plywood mortar box, still finds time to shoot a little eight ball with the fellas down at Smoke Hall. Roy hails from Hugo, Oklahoma, where he graduated from high school. After spending two years at Okla- homa U wherehe was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he realized his call to Navy Blue. Roy is best known for his friendliness and his since re efforts to help out the mids who are having difficulties. Other activities that he participated in are the Foreign Relations Club, the Portuguese Club, the N Club, the Boat Club, and Log and Splinter staffs as repre- sentative. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB -3,2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4.3,2.1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: SAILING— 4,3,2,1. NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Jack, who comes from a long line of sea faring New England people, had his sights set on the Academy since his first long trousers. After attending Columbian Prep in Washington, D. C. his dreams finally came true. At the Academy he engaged in company sports and various extra-curricular activities. He was known to claim partying as his favorite sport, although he took great delight in defending Newton, Massachusetts, against all comers. Good natured Red was always having a big time, and his con- tagious smile was a landmark. His thorough professional knowledge of, and interest in, all parts of the Navy, combined with a sincere desire to do his part, will make his a superlative asset to any organization. SAILING— 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY 2. FOOTBALL 3,2. BOAT CLUB —4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB 2. VARSITY: SOCCER— 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. « 247 .{. ■ EVINSTON, FLORIDA Woody, or Deaver, as he is called by his buddies, is a true Floridian. He speaks of nothing but Florida ' s women, sunshine, and oranges. The old man of the company played 150 lb. football for three years. During second class summer Woody was torn between aviation and submarines so he tried both in an N3N. Woody survived but the N3N didn ' t. When it comes to women there was no one any smoother than our boy. It was a rare week end when some young lovely wasn ' t getting an earful. A good story- teller, Deaver always has something humorous to say, and he usually says it when you need a little something funny to get you out of the blues. His big dislike at Navy Tech was dago. At any rate, this career man will be a fine officer and will be an asset to the Navy. TRACK— 4. FOOTBALL— 3,1. STEEPLECHASE VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. ISO LB. football- -2. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. 3,2. BELLEVUE, OHIO Bellevue, Ohio, spared its favorite son when Lu came to the Naval Acad- emy. He made an enviable record both in high school and at Miami University, where he was an NROTC Midshipman. Lu takes to sailing like a duck takes to water and is well known in the Academy fencing and sailing circles. Besides sailing in circles Lu enjoys his chow a la Redeye with strong black coffee on the side. He served on the Class Ring and Crest Committee and is known around the barge school as quite an operator. Lu is famous for his drags and his partying habits — he enjoys them to the utmost. He has his sights aimed at a set of gold wings, but the Navy will have a fine officer added to whatever branch he goes into. SAILING — 3,2,1. CLASS RING CREST COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3,2,1. MANCHESTER, GEORGIA Willie Joe was born and grew up in the South ' s fine state of Georgia. He attended Manchester High where he managed to throw that 160 pound frame around quite a bit. While in high school Billy earned three varsity letters in football and two in basketball. He added to these achievements by being elected to president of the student body and graduating with honors. Graduation was followed by two years in the Marines and school- ing at NAPS. Our Bill stepped into the Academy routine as though it were tailor made for him. He managed the pistol team and handled the guard ' s duties on his battalion football team: Bill ' s knowledge of the service, a friendly attitude, and a smile made him an asset to the Brigade. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE— 4. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 4. VARSITY: PISTOL — 4,3,2,1. $ 218 II ■ SECOND BATTALION CDR. C. F. Vossler, USN. FALL SET WINTER SET 249 $ Le f to right: R. A. Anderson, H. J. Dean, H. L. Young, T. W. Con- boy, J. M. Gerding. !F FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: J. W. Austin, P. G. Graessle, T. V. Banfield, K. A. Ferrer, J. A. Prestridge. Left to right: L. Macleay, W. A. Newsome, R. J. High, J. R. Anderson, R. A. Pavey. FIFTH COMPANY 2-C I L, G. R. Anton, R. M. Ballinger II F. D. Butterfield, L. A. Chastaine, F. W. Colbern, S. S. Conoly, J. E. Cowell, A. L. Dawson, G. F. Francis, R. K. Gaines, Jr., C. F. Gerhan, Jr., R. B. Gilchrist. III C. M. Gray, J. T. Gray, J. I. Kelly, D. J. Lange, D. M. May, J. P. Monahan, J. A. Morra, W. D. Peterson, J. W. Renard, R. H. RlBBE. IV M. V. Ricketts, A. H. Rodes, R. F. Scott, Jr., D. M. Ste mbel, Jr., J. M. Tallman, J. L. Thompson, Jr., C. J. Thurston, L. N. Whaley, B. A. White, J. W. Wynne. 3-C f, - Sr W Sr ■iH(tft«I«IUJI J? w % d t f %y Jf. : " Jf . : ; .W. : - .f . • • :W. ■ : .If. : -J. • ' x ■ •. »« »« f i3 t »J j ■ ■ " . Front row. left to right: Short, Schmidt, Harris. Carter. Krieger, Anthony, Roberts, Arnold Van Allen, Box, Niles t Ellis, Cusachs. Cory, Seesholtz, Eaton, Baals, Hart, Clay 3 land, Walsh, Walker, Kamp i Gibson, Dahlkemper, Pope, Wilson, Harding, Dander. .. Reed, Guest, Whelan, Flatley, Chartrand, Lynch, Dyer. Cleve ES, Jl I A Front row. . left to right: Haviland, Crebbin, Pruess, Underhill, Barczak, Tilson, Nevin, Stallman £ Hanvey, Batman, Nelson, Sloane, Jensen, Hobbs, Kershner 1 Cockell, Croucher, Edney, Dammann, Montagriff, O ' Grady, Kramer, Currie i Popik, Gallagher, Kiel, Blackner, Romoser, McElwee, Wiltsie £ Boggs, Rook, Longton, Dixon, Robb, Robertson . „ Silvia, Robbins, Ciula. Dahnke, Funkhauser. 4-C 251 .t- w- FALL SET M I h 1 WINTER SET ■i » " ' » ve 1 1 Z.e f to right: J. G. Grunwell, E. J. Sabol, T. K. Graves M. G. Basford, B. A. Bassett. Left to right: K. D. Chase, T. Murray, H. G. Billerbeck, W. B. Fields, R. W. Scott. SIXTH COMPANY 2-C 1 P. L. Abernethy, Jr., James M. Barrett. II J. R. Boardman, E. B. Bossart, Jr., R. S. Caldwell, Jr., H. F. Campbell, Jr., R. F. Constans, G. D. Dickey, J. M. Earley, Jr., R. R. Fountain, Jr., W. M. Greene, L. P. Gregg, Jr. III R. E. Hamilton, M. W. Hatch, Jr., R. C. Henseler, R. W. Hilland, R. L. Hunt, E. F. Jardine, Jr., D. H. Lilienthal, R. G. Little, D. L. Martin, T. H. Moore. IV C. E. Ohme, P. D. Peterson, R. O. Price, L. P. Rittenberg, J. J. Roche, R. E. Rodecker, J. F. Schilpp, J. E. Stewart, J. W. Sweeney, C. T. Sylvester. 3-C Front rem, left to right: Kauffman, Frankenberg, Bachman, McPartland, Woods, Weigold, Flaherty S. Dillard, Reese, Douglas, Rosenhauer, Hoffman, Miller i Evans, Karas, Bryant, Allen, Smith, Horvath, McCool l Armstrong, Fel- lowes, Edwards. Barlow, Baldwin, Flood s. Lundberg, McBride, Schmidt, Francis, Harris, Audilet, Curtis. i,Ji Front row. left to right: Piper, Verwers, Fowlkes, Beeler, Smedberg, Gareiss, Madison, Reid v Dempsey, Papaccio, Linder, Stampfle, Causey, Hartman, Bruton j. Paulk, McNeese. Lanman. Zimmer, Heil, Heske, Weaver, Jamison North, Smiley, Noll, Mechling, Woolman, Akin, Marryott a. Cobi, Boyne, Spenello, Neumann, McCracken, Campbell, Paige £ Marnane. mldgette, mccabe, dunlap, ramberger, hart. 4-C 53 .$ FALL SET Left to right: C. G. McLean, A. B. Beckmann, E. C. COPELAND, E. L. GERONIME, P. W. CRONK. Left to right: J. L. Owens, G. W. BoTBYL, S. M. Dulke, R. B. Rogers, R. J. Ganter. 2-C SEVENTH COMPANY I R. G. Betsworth, H. K. Biegel, R. T. Boucher, A. F. Braun, P. C. Cacavas, J. W. Cannon, V. R. Carlson. II F. P. Eller, Jr., H. C. Filbert, C. T. Fuqua, Jr., P. B. Grozen, L. D. Harmony, Jr., G. F. Hunter, D. W. Kellerman, W. A. Ken- nington, L. A. Lamb, Jr., S. W. Layn. III J. E. Lilly, Jr., D. J. Loosley, K. R. McCally, D. H. Monnich, R. C. Paul, E. M. Peebles, J. M. Raster, K. J. Rice, J. C. Rut- kowski, C. H. Senn. IV E. C. Straub, P. E. Sutherland, J. G. Toner, L. R. Turner, Jr., S. H. Wade, Jr., J. J. Walter, J. F. Watson, J. F. Wiesner, F. A. Wilhelm, C. H. Will, Jr. £1 1 i 3-C »ff« • • W • Tf Jf " • • • I ' A i H H +i I m m3 f Front row. left to right: Ashworth, Heisinger, Peterson Hansen, McDonell, Fesler, Prokop £ Cox, Mecuro, Borden, Gill- man, Mozier, Carrigan £ DeVoll, Ahrens, Kuykendell, Mays. Forster, Jones, Cronin £ Montgomery, Fazekas, Hovvter, Roberts, Harmon, Diedrich £ Covey, Klingensmith, Costilow, Sasso, Smiley. Front roiv. left to right: Matthews, Nielson, Talbert, Blessing, Frank, Nichols, Nuss, Cassimus £ Forsyth, Putnam, LaSalle, Moore, Freitag, Cole, Ostrander £ Zimlecha, Meneke, McNichols, Bangert, Breder Duggan, Hall, Googe i Sargent, Mooney, Welsh, Vainstein, Bucher, Kauffman, Willems £ Christenson, Brenner, Marks, Loewenthal. Alexander, Davis, Harlow, Hellewell £ Bell, McGinn, VanLandingham, Thomas, Palmer, Tims, Snow. rn t Juir t -»j VI ¥f Iff f 1 ♦-c j FALL SET " .BlTT ' lITt ' " TVf Left to right: A. S. Mobley, C. C. Rose, R. J. O ' Malia, G. R. ROBEY, W. BlGGAR. Left to right: G. M. Carter, E. R. Oscarson, R. F; Jone G. M. Gans, R. J. Jermstad. f MTMr COMPANY 2-C I T. L. Aldrich, J. E. Bennett, P. S. Blair, R. H. Brower, J. E. Clarkson, R. L. Conlan. II D. L. Conner, G. W. Conner, D. E. Curtis, L. P. Dresel, R. F. Gallagher, W. W. Graham, III, C. H. Haines, W; L. Harrison,: A. A. Hastoglis, S. " B " Helms, Jr. III J. W. Jamison, Jr., P. R. Maitland, D. Martin, C. E. Masalin, F. J. McLaughlin, D. M. Michelsen, P. J. O ' Connor, Ej C; Parker, Jr., J. R. Perkins, J. H. Powell. IV J. F. Fowers, Jr., J. P. Riviere, M. G. Scott, E. H. Seborg, W. P. Slattery, W. C. Smith, Jr., W. F. Souza, Tj L. State, C. P. Vogel,; Jr., H. N. Wallin, Jr. I 3-C F, [ONI Front row. left to right: Lippert, Marr, Stockham, Johnson, Conway, Buchanan, Schoessel i. Surma, Kriner, Carre, Magagna, Andrews, Park i. Pfeiffer, Monson, Burke, Davis, Chavarria, Wolff, Owen ;, Johnston, Cook, Carlson, Charneco. Bird, Bvng £ Brantley, Cline, Morgan, Wuertz, Heidrich. Front row . left to right: Worrell, Dickey, Allen, Kane, DeMars, Cunningham, Pitney, Thomas i, Reichart, Smoot, Tottenham, Lary, Scherzinger, Parker, Six I Betcher, Eddins, Dielhmann, Sakey, Peterson, Thompson, Wilber, Senior i. Ford, Dugan, Conaty. DeWaal, McCraw, Varnadore, Jensen i Baker, Smith, Zollars, Bonner, Gleason, Bustle l Graff, Martin, Brewer, Mitchell, Marxer, Russell, McIntyre. 4-C 2:,: £ J SEATTLE, WASHINGTON A native of the Evergreen State, he was born and raised in Seattle, graduating from Lincoln High School in June of 1950. He lists among his likes popular music, traveling, reading, aviation, and sports. He has many hobbies, mostly along athletic lines such as skiing and golf. His military career got off to an early start as a Boy Scout. Even at such an early age predictions were made as to how far he would go. He ' s well known for his unusual knack of falling asleep whenever the idea strikes him. One of his foremost ambitions is to obtain a million dollars and live in style. His good nature and his quiet, easy manner as well as his " never say die " spirit stand him in good stead. He should prove a credit to his chosen profession. FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL — 4. SOCCER — 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2. VARSITY: SOCCER 1. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Before stopping off at Navy, Dwight was a traveling man — Hawaii, Cuba, California. Rhode Island the Navy Junior way. He found a home in the Navy at a very early age. Columbian Prep had him for a while, but the next thirty years are reserved for sea duty. He possessed a mania for falling into exams and coming out smelling like a rose. The books were really pulp when he got through with them. Dwight just couldn ' t stay away from water polo, and fishing and women were his extra-curricular interests. He was remembered for his ability to make friends and keep them. Dwight has the amiable personality and infectious smile which will carry him through fair and foul sailing. WATER POLO — 4,3,2. SWIMMING — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. Wi 7Vittt zm lite . $t. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Willy, a cheerful, easy-going guy, came from the wilds of Brooklyn and La Salle Military Academy where he excelled in baseball and basketball. Following this, he attended Manhattan College for two years where he was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve. Willy, who soon found himself to be the little sandblower in the rear ranks of his company at the Academy, showed his skill in athletics during his four years here. He was second baseman on the baseball team for three years, in addition to playing on the varsity squash and indoor track teams. Weekends were his joy. A certain little girl named Jeanne took care of that. His plans after graduation center around Jeanne and a career in the Marine Corps. VARSITY: BASEBALL — 3,2,1. SQUASH — 2,1. INDOOR TRACK — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. SQUASH — 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. £ 258 «► RACINE, WISCONSIN Take two hundred pounds of friendly good humor, put it on a six foot two frame, add a winning smile and a perfect personality, and you have a life- size picture of Jack. A naturally good humored, easygoing lad from Wisconsin, Jack has been a stellar athlete in both high school and college. At Washington Park High School in Racine he won letters in football, track, and basketball. Upon graduation from Park, he attended Lawrence Col- lege where he continued to accumulate athletic laurels and the distinction of being voted outstanding freshman athlete. Jack entered the Naval Acad- emy after completing one year at Lawrence, and he has since divided his time between playing football and counting the days until the next leave. CHOIR 4.3.2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. FOOTBALL — 3. VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,2,1. .Cc aict 4it u% s4ttde% a t KANE, PENNSYLVANIA Andy, as he is known to everybody he meets, claims as his podunk a small burg in Pennsylvania, known more for its weather than for its member in the Brigade. Being an Army Brat who saw the light caused many em- barrasing moments during that joyous plebe year. He was a confirmed sack-rat and believed that any moment not spent sleeping was a wasted one. He claims that he is a confirmed bachelor, but he is willing to let beautiful eligible women try to change his mind. He was a member of the Antiphonal Choir, but it appears doubtful if he is another Caruso. Andy was talkative, always babbling, but with hardly anything serious coming out. In fact, because of this he spent most of his youngster year under the table. CROSS COUNTRY CHOIR- 4,3,2.1. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3.2. VOLLEYBALL— 3,2,1. $ wtei. TVittii. tuttin FORT WORTH, TEXAS Hailing from where the West begins, Jim was a long hop away from the Severn; but home or away, there was no change in his congenial and viva- cious nature. Academics were no headache, and a squash ball didn ' t get away from him very often. Jim enjoys female company, sports, and mail. He lived for leave and week ends. Everyone was his friend, and he was always with a smile. Trading Texas for Maryland for four years was his biggest drawback. From Marion Military Institute to the Naval Academy and from there to something great that ' s Jim, because no one doubts his ability to be highly successful in any venture he desires to undertake. WATER POLO — 3. TENNIS — 2,1. SQUASH — 4. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: SQUASH 4,3,2,1. 259 $ w RUSSELLVILLE, OHIO This easy going Buckeye (sorry plebes) always had an extra cigarette, a smile and that very special O.A.O. He liked all manner of athletics except (as he so aptly called it) fish work. " Mister, tell me a joke " was a familiar refrain at release, and after taps it was always that pair of gloves that needed washing. Tom came to us from the NROTC at Ohio State but when questioned about the old days he would only say, " It was never like this in the reserves. " He always insisted that Annapolis was a " place-and- a-half " but we could never tell just what he meant. His classmates will remember him as a man who knew his own mind. WRESTLING — 2,1. 7 HKM ' ' Vin-cettt ' 3 %tt£ield ft FAYETTEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA " On your mark. . . ready. . . " One moment please, that ' s Tom swimming the four-forty in the second lane; he probably is a little thirsty after shooting those birdies over on the golf course. This little package of energy and personality rolled out of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Pennsyl- vania, spent a hitch at Bullis Prep and eased right over to Navy. After living on golf balls, swimming pool water, and thin air, life at the Academy had its many problems; but Tom was always able to overcome them with that never-dying smile. A conscientious man in everything he did, even when escorting pretty young ladies, Tom is bound to succeed in his every endeavor. swimming — 4,3. varsity: swimming — 4,3,2,1. GOLF— 4,3,2,1. WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA The hills of West Virginia claim this boy as their own. He set his sights on Annapolis when he was in the sixth grade, and so after a detour of one year at West Virginia University he found himself entering the gates of this humble institution on one of the usual not humid June afternoons of 1950. The military life of plebe summer was a little tougher than this hillbilly bargained for, but in a few weeks he found a use for his talents as captain of the E. D. squad, section leader, in charge of his room, and other such duties. His classmates could never see him remain with a name like Marv, so they redubbed him Gus. Gus took a lot of kidding due to the fact that all the garbage cans are made in his home town, Wheeling. Upon grad- uation, he looks forward to a career in the service, looking back at fond memories of his Academy days. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 3. 3. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. $ 2(i() 1 EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA After graduating from high school, Bart enlisted in the Navy and attained the rank of ET2. In October, 1949 he reported to NAPS at Newport, and from there came to USNA where he joined the class of 1954. Bart was a conscientious student, an Antiphonal Choir member, a crew coxswain, a clarinet player, and the object of many a woman ' s aspiration. His O.A.O. captured his crest, however. He was usually quiet, but let a debatable topic arise, and he became an ardent participant in the discussion. Building models, working on electronic equipment, and writing letters were among his favorite pastimes while taking fifteen minute quizzes in ten minutes was his pet peeve. MARCHING BAND VARSITY: CREW 3,2,1. 4,3. choir 4,3,2,1. fftic ael ( ixrd tt. ' S z £o ' ict LA MESA, CALIFORNIA Big Mike, a good track man was always off with the crack of the gun; with him it was always go, go. " Hurry up I don ' t have much time " was a familiar refrain. He was conscientious with his academics and was a tough contender in any form of athletics, big and fast. In his spare time he could always be found in his office (the sack) with the latest novel and he stood as our own authority on naval history. Plebes were always greeted with, " Hit the bulkhead, Mister. " When the weekend rolled around, Mike liked to be with the girls, and after that hop on Sunday afternoon of dragging, it was always bright eyes and a bushy tail and " maybe " . FOOTBALL — 4,2. TRACK — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FIELDBALL — 3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK— 4,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,2. NORTH HAVEN. CONNECTICUT Although Brad claims his family tree can be traced back to John Alden and and Priscilla of Plymouth Colony fame, we have only known him since 1950. After majoring in campus confinement for a year at the Bullis Preparatory School where he very successfully toted a pigskin in the half back slot for a season, he headed for Ye Olde Navy Tech. Ever since the eighth grade he has wanted to be a middie and now he occasionally mumbles in retrospect. " How I wish I were back in the eighth grade. " After having a minor con- cussion plebe year in football, Brad took up the old Indian mayhem, la- crosse, and played on the Navy varsity. One of his biggest attributes is his will power and many say this is the reason he kept his crest locked in his strong box for four years. LACROSSE - 2. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. :m $ mm CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA Beck or Arch, as he is known among his fellow peons here at Navy Tech, hails from Charleston, South Carolina, deep down in Dixieland. He at- tended the High School of Charleston where he was elected president of the local chapter of the National Honor Society. Upon graduation from high school in 1949, he entered The Citadel where, as in high school, he divided his spare time between women and music. At The Citadel, he was a member of the marching band, the concert orchestra, and the dance band. After his plebe year at the West Point of the South, he entered the Naval Academy, where he was a staunch supporter of the company volleyball, Softball, and steeplechase squads. He displays his best talents, however, in his favorite position — horizontal. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL— 4,3,2,1 . ' William ' Siaatvi AMESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Red came to the Academy after over four years in the Fleet, and a year at NAPS. He was noted for his cheery disposition, which didn ' t fail him even when he won his black N June Week of youngster year. He had one standing feud with Pappy Dean over who is the older, and another with classmates who run plebes. Bill ' s passions were limited to two things liberty and coffee. He had never been known to pass up either. Red is a hard worker and can often be found with a book beside him sleeping. A top notch man, Red can look forward to good years, because he will make them that way himself. LACROSSE— 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4. BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA This quiet kid from the Hoosier State came to the Severn School via Parks Air College in St. Louis where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. This fact was noticeable upon his arrival at the Academy by his unique cadence count, Hup-1-2-3-4. Never one to get overly excited by problems constantly confronting a mid, George thought the situation through and came out with a logical solution. His dry sense of humor closely resembles that of his idol Herb Shriner. A natural athlete George confined his serious efforts to varsity wrestling where he proved himself a top flight performer- As clever in the classroom as he was on the wrestling mat, George was a handy man to have helping you with that tough skinny prob. WRESTLING— 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4,3. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. £ 26: I aiand ( tarde dyecc SHERIDAN, WYOMING The State of Wyoming could not have sent a better representative to the Naval Academy than R. C. Buster Bilyeu. Born in the tall country of Sheridan, February 18, 1932, it took a Senatorial appointment to lure him from the wonders of his home state to the banks of the Severn. Bringing with him the knowledge obtained in high school and a year at the University of Wyoming plus the keen interest in sports developed by the hunting and fishing of Wyoming, Buster had no trouble in settling into the routine of a midshipman. He soon became recognized as one of the savvy members of his company, and only the best players dared to venture onto a squash or tennis court with him. His knack for story-telling enlivened many an otherwise dreary study hour. He is an avid reader and is fond of good music. His main dislike of Academy life was, naturally, P-rades. TENNIS 4,3,2. FOOTBALL 4.3,2,1. (peatye ' ZOni ' iea xt yt CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY George was graduated from Clifton High School in June, 1949. While in high school he was active in the band and orchestra. After a year of com- muting by train to classes at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, he took up marching to classes here at Navy Tech. Bot has a keen interest in the football activities of his two younger brothers, Al at Columbia and Bill in high school. Each fall he found time to do a good job for the batt football team. He also was active in company touch football and batt track. The thing he liked to do most, though, was to chow down. FOOTBALL— 4,3.2.1. TRACK- 3,2.1 SOFTBALL --4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. FAIRFIEID, CONNECTICUT Say, mate, are you looking for a mid to drag your girl ' s best friend? Well, your man is Jo, quick-witted, good natured, and a connoisseur on blind dragging, although he may retire with the company brick as often happened. Jo began to develop his aspirations for a Canoe U diploma back in his high school days where he was a major athlete. After prepping at Bullis School, he still utilized his athletic talents on Navy turf holding down key positions on the soccer and lacrosse teams. In order to jump numbers on the bucket man Jo found it necessary to do a little extra studying; thus, he had no time to display his special acting talents. His favorite hobby was posing for Splinter pictures. FIELDBALL — 3. VARSITY N CLUB - ' ,1 VARSITY: LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. 263 .f. o6 t£ ' entup Graven WESTMONT, NEW JERSEY When Bruno came to the Academy, it marked his first trip out of the confines of the Garden State. However, he had put his time to good use while there. He managed to become an honor student, president of the senior class, and a stalwart center on the Collingswood High football team. At the Academy, the majority of his energies was split between studies and afternoon intra- murals. Concentration, perseverance, and mail from home were his chief mainstays during his tour of duty here. A little dragging now and then helped to supplement his steady diet of hard work. His classmates know Bob as a man who can be counted upon to do a good job, and the service of his choice can hardly fail to verify this statement. FOOTBALL 4. CROSS COUNTRY 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4. SOFTBALL - FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. fantzi- 7 xvtteii. % M4M CORONADO, CALIFORNIA Leaving his yellow convertible on younder side of the gray wall and sporting a California tan, Tom raised his right hand to say, " I do solemnly swear . . . " and joined the ranks of ' 54. Demonstrating his beach boy ability, Tom amazed the natatorium officials with his pull — swallow — kick sink — type breast stroke. He is a rabid Yankee fan, but one of the few who will wave a rebel banner in the stadium. A firm believer of more week ends and of bigger and better parties, Tom will always be ready to exercise his elbow and explain his jokes. Well liked by all for his friendly, easy going manner, Tom will go far in his chosen career. CROSS COUNTRY— 4. FOOTBALL— 4,3,1 . BASKETBALL- 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3. VOLLEYBALL— 2. CHOIR— 4,3,2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB - 4,3. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA McKinley High School of Cedar Rapids is proud of their vandalistic son. Being from Iowa, Bru would eat lots of corn were it not for his nose. Bru came to us via the brown shoe Navy where he was a zoomie twidget for two years. Bru ' s membership in the sub squad is now honorary —seniority, you know. Other of Bru ' s activities included outstanding blinker scores, radiator squading, pipe smoking, and listening to Doris Day records. Studying played a minor role in the everyday curriculum; sleep was far more important. As for women, there were many, who knows? Bru ' s size 12 kickers and his vibrant personality will add atmosphere to any crowd. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. CHOIR —4. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. $ 261 »■ o ert Sdcvard uxni. ALTON, ILLINOIS Bob lived on the banks of the Mississippi for many years before he decided to see where all that water was going, and so joined the Navy. He spent two years in VF 32 repairing engines, and flying became his first love. Fired with an ardent desire to be Joe College, he came to Navy Tech to prep for flight training. Introduced to lacrosse during plebe summer. Bob was never able to pull himself away. Playing company soccer, cross country, and field ball was just his method of killing time until lacrosse season came again. Pop, a self-styled Don Juan, was never worried about a drag for a weekend. His favorite quotation was, " Women are like street cars. There is another one along every ten minutes. " To finance the street car line, Bob spent his summers driving an oil truck. LACROSSE 4. CROSS COUNTRY— 2. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. SOCCER— 3,1. LOG STAFF 2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1 . HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 1. NEWMAN CLUB 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB - 4,3. MODEL CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE- 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 1. r f}a6 i " David (? z Hfc elt CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA Between dragging any girl who happened to be in town and maintaining that he is not the youngest man in ' 54, Dave could be found drinking coffee and eating cheeseburgers. Never one to strain at academics, he managed to get through the Academy and still listen to Dragnet, Red Skelton, etc. Always a volunteer for the volleyball team, there were years he was forced to referee soccer games instead. He started to play in the Marching Band during plebe year, but after the Notre Dame game in the mud that year, decided he ' d let the football players use the mud, and he ' d stick to the stands. Always smiling. Dave injected some of his ever present happiness into everyone who was in the vicinity, even on Monday mornings. FOOTBALL 4,3. VOLLEYBALL 4,3. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4.3. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF- 4. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES— 2, 1 . MARCHING BAND 4,3. (5 uUcL Tftic ael ( artcn,. fli. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA Jerry came to the Academy after studying at Porter Military Academy and Bullis Prep School. Always a good mixer, he struck up many acquaintances at the hospital during plebe and youngster years while recuperating from various accidents. He was noted for his finesse at stowing a locker and then living out of a laundry bag for the rest of the year. Intensely interested in sailing, Jerry ' s most hair raising experience occurred plebe year when during a storm he had to occupy a bosun ' s chair at the top of the .Royona ' s mast. A large part of his time was spent convincing the damnyankees that the South didn ' t lose the war; they merely made a strategic retreat. A greater part of his time is spent corresponding with his O.A.O., Patty. FOOTBALL 4,3. STEEPLECHASE 2. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. Ir.5 £ ' Kd ey Z avid a e. $r. NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA Dave is a happy sort of fellow who always has a smile for everyone. He liked to participate in sports, football being the sport he enjoyed most. Dave entered the Academy directly from Northfield High School. No doubt in high school he was considered the Northfield Terror. Dave also took a direct part in all running events. He enjoyed the 440 yard dash the most and cross country the least. Dave wasn ' t one to do much boasting about himself, but when it came to his home state, he could really tell some tall tales. The Paul Bunyan tales are little ones compared to Dave ' s. As a plebe Dave was the perfect example, if one would dare to say so. If you ever happen to see Dave around, ask him who stack men are for curiosity ' s sake. TRACK— 3. CROSS COUNTRY— 3,2. FOOTBALL— 2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL— 3. TRACK— 4,3,2,1 . STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. 7£atfr Sd-tvcirct (Zfacttey CLEVELAND, OHIO Ralph Chidley, to whom books came easily and for whom there was always time for athletics whether it was wrestling, lacrosse, or football. On those many week ends it was always, " I ' ll find her. " He also liked that foreign duty; we always wondered why. To plebes it was always " What ' s the mission of the Naval Academy, Mister, " and " brace up " . The last we heard he had designed a new ship that carried nothing but his electrical apparatus. His classmates shall remember him best as the unclutchable Ralph who was always putting on his socks when the formation bell rang saying, " Think I ' ll make it? " TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3,2,1 ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: JV FOOTBALL — 4. LACROSSE- 4,3,2,1 WRESTLING 3,2,1. MOULTRIE, GEORGIA It ' s just like they always say, " You can get a boy out of the country, but can ' t get the country out of the boy. " If you want proof of this, just look at that South Georgia cotton picker, Uncle Buck Chisholm. He is the only man from that section of the country whose head has less fuzz on it than an Alberta peach of the same size. Uncle Buck is one of the pioneers of the Bancroft Moonshiners and is an authority on hillbilly music, although his favorite song is Jackie Burn ' s rendition of " Cement Mixer. " The old Uncle has little use for these moaning popular singers and declares that his hog calling sounds much better. Buck has found a home in this man ' s Navy; that is, as long as the Navy ' s home is in Philly. If the Uncle ever joins the civilian ranks, he is going to open up a school to teach the yankees how to give the rebel yells and sing " Save your confederate money boys the South ' s gonna rise again. " TRACK — 4. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3. SOUND UNIT — 3,2. FOOTBALL- 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. $ 266 BUK 1 ' Syr emy (? xtCten. HANNIBAL, MISSOURI Easy Bye ' s pre-Academy days were spent as a happy-go-lucky college joe, a life he remembers with joy, quite different from our own little campus. Bye came East and found a new home here at Navy on the Severn. Being an honor student in college, academics came fairly easily and he always stood high in his class. A star and a near perfect conduct record are a couple of his attainments. His easy-going, carefree manner makes him likeable and easy to get along with anywhere. Somehow he became a member of the Antiphonal Choir much to his two roommates ' bewilderment. Bye ' s deter- mination plus his good nature are valuable assets for his future. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4,3. CHOIR 4,3.2,1. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF 1. 7 M tai. TVUticMt (2a t Mf UTICA, NEW YORK For the kid, life at Navy Tech was tempered with plenty of rack time, hence the name Mattress Back. He left the rack long enough to play soccer and baseball, besides going to classes once in awhile. Although he missed his home sports of ice hockey and skiing, Tom fortified himself with gedunk and his wife ' s packages from home. Summer and Christmas leave found him bumming around central New York State. Always complaining about bilging something or other, Tom seemed to keep himself in the upper half of the class. Second class summer and those yellow perils sold him on Naval Aviation, but that sheepskin scroll comes first. If you ever see a cold F7U with a hot pilot, it will be Conboy, T. W., sir! FOOTBALL- 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3,2. SOCCER 4. Samuet a eit ( attwi MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY He might be called Ole Sweetwords occasionally, but that ' s merely because Sarcastic Sam is so chock full of compliments. Samuel came through the pearly gates with a lacrosse stick in one hand and a Bullis Prep degree for instigation in the other; where upon he immediately made prompt use of the latter. Few are blessed with as ready a wit as the previously mentioned individual, but that might be accredited to the fact that he exercised it so seldom in the classroom. Fruit packages from home and a two station hand me down radio are his chief claims to fame, but the Padre has proved his athletic ability in the periodic room free for alls. His affinity for the fairer sex will never interfere with his career; and his good natured approval of all the services is symbolic of him, and will make him a certain success in what- ever branch he chooses. LACROSSE 4. FOOTBALL 3. FIELDBALL — 2. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. LACROSSE 3,2. 267 .£ ir SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Ask Cope where he ' s from and he has to think, but ask him where he ' s going and his eyes get that wild blue yonder look. Appointed from Florida he lived his pre-Navy days in Maryland. Find a pile of radio gear and under- neath you ' re sure to find Easy Ed with soldering iron and new ideas for his latest brain storm. Academics and female companions posed no problem for this well-mannered likeable rebel. Two years in the Fleet and two years at Montgomery Junior College gave Ed a good background for his trying days as a mid. Known as the heaviest sleeper in the Brigade, he should have no trouble making himself comfortable in reachy rooms or wherever he goes. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLECHASE — 2. FIELDBALL — 3,1 . WRESTLING— 3. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. ALTADENA, CALIFORNIA Born in Ohio, but claiming California for his O.A.O., he graduated from high school in Pasadena, then served in the Navy as a regular in the electronics division aboard the aircraft carrier Boxer. After his discharge and a year of prep school in Washington, D. C, he joined the ranks of the glassy-eyed plebes. A regular extra duty middie, he has become popular with the Executive Department and his classmates. He was the plebe gymnastic team ' s high point winner for the year, then went on to the varsity gym team in addition to the battalion squash team and the Brigade champion pistol team. Just missing being an honor student, he has little trouble with academics and is mainly interested in scientific research. Shake around services to see who wins him. PISTOL-4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT A likeable character with a good sense of humor — that ' s Lee! A good guy to have around if you needed someone to drag that " other girl " at the last minute. His favorite hobbies were reading and following and participating in sports. Of all sports Lee liked basketball the best - an activity in which he excelled. Also an ardent golfer, he ' s looking forward to the day when he can take his Dad on the links. He loves his freedom as is proved by the fact that he is always the first mid to burst through gate 2 at the start of leave and the last one to sign the social register upon returning. His ability as an expert mariner was evidenced during his first command as coxswain of a knockabout when he ran her aground in Annapolis Roads. TENNIS — 2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 3,2. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4. S £ 268 IRofotf Nettie gutti. CLARKS SUMMIT, PENNSYLVANIA In every group there are some gullible souls who believe in the material published in pamphlets and circulars distributed on street corners. Such a person is Bob Cutts who walked, crawled, ran, and was shoved until he tumbled over the wall via bilgers ' gate. Once here he found he would rather stay than work for a living. When Bob unpacked his Marine sea bag plebe summer, it was discovered that among other things he had managed to smuggle in a glittering sense of humor, a critical eye, and a fair amount of musical ability. Plebe year, however, showed that he forgot to bring along a few extra changes of book " larnin " . This Pennsylvanian, equipped with all his very fine attributes, will always be found going forward and up. SAILING 4. FOOTBALL 4.3,2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. (£ x%d M Oven ' Da t SEATTLE. WASHINGTON He is a native of the Pacific Northwest, being born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He grew up in the Scandinavian colony of Barrard, gradu- ating from Ballard High School in 1949. Prior to his entrance in the Naval Academy he spent one quarter at the University of Washington and a year at Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, New Jersey. Among his hobbies are fishing, swimming, sailing, and practically anything done on the water. He has spent several summers with the fishing fleet in Alaska. He began a military career early in life in Boy Scout khaki and insists that one of his greatest thrills was graduating from the rank of tenderfoot after a long hard struggle. BOWLING 2. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. Sctcvaict ' yty i eit " ' DauuMM. flr. HOLLIS, NEW YORK Ed came to us from the barrens of Hollis, Long Island, New York, the beauty queen center of the world, so he says. Ed likes to mix his drinks and his sports. At St. Paul ' s School in Garden City, Long Island, he played letter winning baseball, basketball, and football. Introduced to a squash racket during plebe summer, he hasn ' t stopped playing since. He also manned a deadly glove at shortstop for varsity baseball. There was never a dull moment when Ed was around: " Know where I can get an extra Army game ticket? " or " How do you get this last steam prob? " or " Anybody want to play a game of squash? " Ed usually gets what he goes after and has his sights set on a small piece of parchment and a June day in ' 54. SQUASH — 4,3. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3,2,1. SQUASH - 4,3,2,1. 269 $ IB? er exC p x4efr6, Dean LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS Herb hails from Lawrence, and is proud of it. After a few carefree years in the Navy, he came to the Academy via NAPS and a fleet appointment. Being a rabid sports fan, he ran for the company and for the Executive Department. Herb loved to bowl on those cold winter days in Maryland. He was at home in the Navy, wouldn ' t mind that old air force ground, but is dead set against flying in any event. He liked to read when the academic departments gave a breather. He always wanted to drop skinny and steam and replace them with languages. Herb just wasn ' t crazy about math. A sure thirty year man, Herb will be looking forward to the old retirement. BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. TENNIS — 4,3,2.1. STEEPLE CHASE 4.3,2,1. ' D ttatd ' David Deem READING, PENNSYLVANIA Don, or Dun as he pronounces it, came to the Academy from the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country. He brought with him an easygoing manner and a ready sense of humor which made it easy for him to win friends. Don was never known to worry about a thing and least of all about academics. He spent a good deal of his study time keeping tabs on the sporting world, and he would argue for hours concerning the merits of the Philadelphia Phils. Don was also quite a sports participant. He played plebe and JV basketball, and only a bad knee kept him from playing football. His faculty for taking life easy, then coming through when it counts should take Don a long way. SOCCER — 2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3. $ 6.tt (Xdir Detaney BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS A very popular guy about the Academy and always quick with a friendly greeting for everybody, Red was the kind of person who can feel at home in any company. Red always kept himself in excellent physical condition during the winter months here at Navy by swimming with the sub squad; his prize was the breast stroke. His talents didn ' t stop there either; just ask him to sing once— such quality! His favorite pastimes were tennis, basketball, movies, and reading. He was also a great authority on base- ball. No matter to which ship Red is assigned, his constant good humor, thoughtfulness, loyality to his friends and classmates, and devotion to the service are a combination of qualities that will be hard to beat while moving up the ladder of success. - " " H " - ' ping pong 3. crosscountry- foreign languages club — 3. varsity: tennis - 4. soccer- " 4,3. SOFTBALL 1. FIELDBALL — 3,2. £ 270 TVattex (Zttartei. Z e£fU6 , $x. HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND Being a " Free Stater " , Chuck wanted to find out what part of Maryland w;is best suited for him. Hailing from Havre de Grace he enlisted in the Navy, taking his boot training at Bainbridge, Maryland. After his hitch, he went to the University of Maryland for two and a half years, where he played football. It was then that Chuck saw the light and decided that Navy Tech in dear ol ' Crabtown was the place for him. A firm believer that college life is dull, he quickly adapted himself to the pleasant surroundings of the clean-cut middie life. Quiet and easy going, our blue-eyed lad enjoys reading the finest novels with those flexible backs. With the idea that there was a slight chance of having a " free-ride " , he believed that too much study would be wasted effort. crosscountry 3,2. football 4,3,2,1. varsity: football — 4. SOFTBALL 3,2,1. TTtauicce Nettie De i4ey«t MOLINE, ILLINOIS Known also as Des, Maurice hails from Moline, Illinois, and is proud of it. He has a quiet and serious manner like another great man from Illinois Abe Lincoln, but we knew him also for his wonderful sense of humor. Having spent a few years in the regular Navy, he entered Navy Tech via NAPS and a Fleet appointment. Des was an ardent lover of all sports, and he was always ready for a frolic or a fray. Squash was his favorite, but he took quite an interest in fieldball and football. After a hard day ' s work and play, Des retired early— right after supper— but he always managed to get a word off to the folks back home between naps. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: SQUASH- 4,1. tyeatye Ti U ux ' Darter, fli. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Born in Norfolk, Virginia, George made his way up to graduation from Granby High School, despite the fervent efforts of the Norfolk police depart- ment. Two years at the Norfolk Division, College of William and Mary, and VPI came before his entrance to Usnay. While a student at the Nav ' s finishing school for wayward waifs his hatred for studying developed from its relatively embryo state to the full splendor of passionate aversion. His appetite is enormous, and it might be said he doesn ' t suffer from insomnia. Except for one complaint he is satisfied with life; he thinks that someone must have his share of that thirteenth rib, because he sure doesn ' t have it. FOOTBALL 3. STEEPLE CHASE ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. 4. WRESTLING— 4,2. 271 i. !P SytveAten 7%ic zel Dut6e RICHMOND HILL, NEW YORK After high school, Mike climbed into Navy blue and soon found himself repairing radar gear. In search of higher learning, he joined us along the S:vern after eighteen months aboard the Coral Sea. (He still wonders how to find the Radar Repair Shop.) The academic departments offered him little resistance and even the Reg book didn ' t phase him. A connoisseur of fine coffee, Mike awaits patiently the return of the nickel cup. He dragged only when the one " perfect Navy wife " was in town. She waited twelve years for him and we ' ll back up her decision. Both she and the service are getting a good man. TRACK — 3. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. PISTOL — 3,2. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW— 4. SOCCER— 4. MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA " Up, out and together. " Anchor man on the sub squad for three years, A. J. logged many hours at the instruction pool. Although PT was not his forte, he managed to keep comfortably situated in the middle of ' 54. " Now back home in Miami — !! " That was the cue for many a sea story. Al couldn ' t resist telling the unfortunates about the wonders of Miami Beach. When academics and the sub squad gave Al a chance, he spent his time with the varsity baseball squad as manager and number two fan. Second Class summer sold him on Navy wings of gold but the ensign ' s shoulder boards come first. Al ' s personality will add light to any wardroom gathering. BOWLING — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1 . VARSITY: BASEBALL — 4,3,2. Sxne t ' Sdcvctt £ a h4, fl%. LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA Ernie came to Navy from Long Beach, California, where he claims the sun is warmer, the beaches bigger, and the living is easier than anyplace else in the U. S. He spent one year at Rutherford prep in Long Beach, getting some extra instruction in bull before coming to Navy. While at the Acad- emy he was dubbed Easy Ern, the plebes ' friend, Elevator Evans, and others as appropriate. Ernie never took too much of a strain with the books, but to hear his talk you would think he was always down in three or four courses. He was one of the mainstays and big voices on the company volley ball teams, and also spent some time on the Lucky Bag Staff. Ernie ' s sincerity will carry him far along the road to success in the Navy. Good luck, Ern. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLECHASE — 3,2. VOLLEYBALL— 4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 2,1. J 2: TVaCter zttea( ' pairar. tyr. KENSINGTON, MARYLAND Home town? Take your pick of St. Louis, Cincinnati, Canal Zone, and Bethesda. " Why study; I can pick it up in class, if I don ' t fall asleep. " He had a theory on everything and would gladly expound on it. He was an avid music lover Beethoven and Brahms, that is. " What class are we going to; what ' s the uniform; what section am I in? " " Don ' t touch the doorknob; it ' s wired. Another radio to repair?; maybe I can hit this guy for two bucks. " Walt is greatly interested in astronomy and electronics and optics and most everything. He has a notebook full of invent ions and a lot more in his head. We know that Walt will be a success in his chosen field. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE SOUND UNIT WRNV 4. 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. ! ' , ' David £ctov z%ct ?ei pcc i M CORONADO, CALIFORNIA Ferg hails from the far-off shore of Southern California. He is probably the best non-payed member of the Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County. He is known for his great sense of humor and his ability to get a laugh even from the most unlaughable situations. His favorite past- times include chess, bridge, the obstacle course, and tennis. Ferg has long been a stalwart of his company cross country team and was always good for the one or two points that made the difference. His great love for liberty is followed closely by a strong affinity for a soft bunk! His sharp intelligence and keen sense of humor will take him a long way to realizing his ambition of becoming CNO so he can move Usnay out to California where it belongs. SAILING — 4. CROSSCOUNTRY 3. STEEPLE CHASE -- 4,2. VOLLEYBALL — 2. CHOIR -4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB— 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. CHESS CLUB— 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT — 4. VARSITY: BASEBALL- 4,3. SAILING — 3. ' Kenneth ttten ' petrel COMPTON, CALIFORNIA Al is a native of that sun-soaked strip of beach land known as Southern California, so naturally one of his greatest dislikes is the year ' round mon- soon enjoyed by SRNC and vicinity. Al is the outdoor type one hundred percent, and so it is not exactly his favorite pastime to sit in his cubicle and pore over the academic departments ' latest attempts to snow the troops. Despite the fact that he has never sported a pair of stars, Al has always managed to get by exams with a minimum of wasted effort. Al ' s first love is tennis, followed closely by an affinity for good music and good food. His winning personality, ready grin, and willingness to help out a friend will continue to make him popular in the service, and his ability to take the bumps will stand him in good stead in his chosen career. SQUASH 4,3. VARSITY: SQUASH 4,3,2,1. TENNIS 4,3,2,1. 273 $ IP FORSYTH, GEORGIA None of the traits of warm heartedness and friendliness, so characteristic of small town residents, have escaped Willy. His ready grin and warm temperament radiate all the good naturedness of his South Georgia home- town. Willy ' s likes were many and varied, the chief ones being crew and girls. You ' ve heard of the Barefoot Boy with Cheek — well, here was the Barefoot Boy with Sweep. He pulled the % 2 oar on the World Champion- ship, never-beaten Naval Academy eight -oared crew which represented the United States in the 1952 Olympics. Willy, however, didn ' t devote all of his time to crew, since he excelled in many other activities. Being an ex- Fleet man, he has the knowledge and experience which will augment his service as an officer in the Navy, and all of us, who count Willy as a true friend, extend to him our best wishes for a continued happy and full life. FIELDBALL — 3. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Though George came to us fresh from commencement exercises at Falls Church High School in Virginia, he makes his podunk, like all good Navy Juniors, wherever the Navy chooses to drop anchor. He thought that the Academy was an institution designed for the sole purpose of providing him with squash and bridge opponents to crush mercilessly. Be it for help in math or to hear a tune picked out on the uke, you will always find a few of the proverbial boys waiting in George ' s room. Some night during academic year just bellow, " Hurry up, George, only three minutes to form- ation, " and the story of this easy going lad ' s life will float back from the shower, " Plenty of time. " If someday you find yourself on top, look around and you ' re sure to see George close by. water polo -3,2,1. fieldball — 4,3,2,1. varsity: socker — 4. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. .a e tC $ x4efr {£ z tte i NATRONA, PENNSYLVANIA Bob came to Navy from Natrona, Pennsylvania, with a copy of the V AL- LEY DAILY NEWS under his arm, and he still can be found with a copy in his vicinity. After finally getting down to 155 pounds, Bob went out to play for the " Mighty Mites " . Most people do not realize that his re- ceding hair-line makes him look quite dignified. A steady dragger, if that certain girl was in town on any given weekend. He had just passed plebe swimming when he found that there was a youngster swimming test and so on, until " up, out and together " was a byword. FOOTBALL — 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL 2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. £ 27 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Jerry arrived at the Academy after spending a year at Grove City College where he earned honor grades. While in high school, he lettered in cross country, track, and swimming and graduated with honors. At the Acad- emy, he spent most of his extra-curricular time in sports, chiefly lacrosse. Jerry could often be heard to remark, " I ' ll never go bald; this hair tonic has hormones, " or " I ' m not concerned about passing; I want to star. " When asked about the Pittsburgh Pirates, he would murmur, " Wait until next year. " Upon departure from USNA, Jerry will be a welcome addition to the service of his choice. LACROSSE 4.3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 3. PHOTO CLUB 4,3,2.1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4.3. VARSITY: LACROSSE 4. ' DattcUd ' t CK ' Uf tfe ictty CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Don, a true rebel hailing from the south side of Chicago, possesses wealth of wit and never spares himself of the entertainment of others. Although Don kept one eye on the calories and the other on his waistline, he was never able to become eligible for 150 pound football. However he did make the varsity on the Marching Band. His versatility on numerous wind instruments was enough to bring exclamations from fellow Bancroft inmates during his practice periods. Don could never be found without his favorite pipe in hand. It will take a most intriguing female to persuade Don to share his post academy life with her, since he has very definite standards for his girls to live up to. He leaves USNA as he came, ever good natured and with many friends. FOOTBALL 3. WATER POLO 3. FIELDBALL — 3. BOWLING — 4. STEEPLE CHASE— 2. CHESENING, MICHIGAN Jack came to us from Chesening, Michigan, which has the distinction of claiming Detroit as a suburb. Early in plebe year Curley was put on ice as far as the femmes were concerned but met one later, a lovely young thing from Pittsburgh, and spent most of his leaves in the Quaker state after that. Jack was also a lover of fine music. His two favorite songs are " There Was A Little Bird " and " Never Hit Gramma With A Shovel " . In his four years here Jack made as many friends as any man who ever attended the Academy. This lad has much to go on, and will be a great asset to whatever branch of the service he enters. TRACK — 3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. SOFTBALL — 2. FIELDBALL — 2. 275 £ IF ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA He has the name of an Indian, but claims to be Swiss. Whatever his original, this lad hails from the Land of the Sky Blue Water -Minnesota to you landlubbers. After two years at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, he decided to decrease the population of his podunk by .5 r f and give his all to Navy. The best place to look for this fellow is in the rack, taking ten before chow or escorting some fair damsel along the scenic Crabtown banks. A star man by profession and a Navy man by choice, we ' ll be seeing a lot of Gene around the air arm of the Fleet. His friendly ways and love of flying down a snowy slope should put him in good stead in his future career. FOOTBALL — 4,3. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. CORONA DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA From southern California, via UCLA, there came one day to Severn ' s shores Phil Graessle. Phil was always savvy in academics, but his true love was dago. Had it not been for the fact that the requirements for interpreter where not quite on the level of " si " and " no, " our suntanned beach- comber would be holding down a desk job in Mexico City. During the years that Phil spent at the Academy he made many lasting friendships by way of his deceivingly conservative manner and his eagerness to help others. Always ready to tell or listen to a joke, and forever ready to have a little get-together after football games, Phil was one of those one in a hundred that was a friend to all and to all a friend. TRACK — 4. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL— 3,2,1 . SOCCER 4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. 7 eu te ' Keit tyiavei. CHEROKEE, IOWA The Cherokee Flash was an outstanding athlete back home. He had planned to attend the Academy while in high school, so he attended college at George Washington University. While working in D. C. for his Senator he attended college. At the Academy he actively engaged in suc h rigorous sports as company cross country and steeple chase. He won his N in track youngster year. Ted was always very serious about the Navy and the Academy; however, when it came to a party, he was out in front enjoying himself. Besides academics and sports, Ted became company represent- ative and was also a member of the NACA. Ted was always a good mixer. His spirit and drive will carry him far. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 4,3,2,1. $ 276 ' Sa iC lan CCn tfxatf. fit. NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA The Ole Baze came to Navy via Severn Prep School and Randolph-Macon College. During the winter, squash was his game and being a man re- luctanl to relinquish a racquet, he moved outdoors in the summer to play tennis. On not infrequent occasions he could be found dubbing the ball around on the golf links. His favorite pastimes were racktime and rehashing old liberties which many times saved him and his wives from the clutches of the Executive Department. Always a man to make a joke of his own misfortunes, he never refused to help a buddy in trouble. With his ready smile and quick wit the road of life should be smoother and more pleasant for those who are fortunate enough to serve with him. TENNIS 4.3.2.1- PING PONT, J. 2.1. SQUASH t,. 1,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2.1. VARSITY: SQUASH 4. • ' 0 7{Jitti znt (Z aitei. tyxeeittaiv METHUEN. MASSACHUSETTS Not content with the leisure life he found at Brown University, Bill thought he would change over from the NROTC and see how the other half lived. He still claims that New England is the best part of the country even though he lost his Bostonian accent at Navy. Pastimes include dancing and riding around in Cadillac convertibles. Almost as much at home in the water as in his sack, Bill spent much of his time in the cold, cold water over at the natatorium. Although a star man and a writer of many letters to beautiful women he sometimes had trouble convincing his bull profs of his true worth. Bill intends to go either into subs or Navy air upon graduation. TRACK 4. BOWLING 3. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4. SWIMMING 2,1. STEEPLECHASE 3.2. Bernard T Cc axct tytet ett PORTLAND, OREGON Barney came to the Naval Academy straight from Uncle Sam ' s Navy and hails from Portland, Oregon. In Barney ' s opinion, there is no place this side of heaven to compare with Portland; yet wherever he hangs his hat, there he finds a new home. Upon graduation from " Ye Olde Castle Rocke " Barney hopes to make like a bird and acquire a pair of shiny wings by way of Pensacola, Florida. No woman hater by any means, Barney combines his wine and song with the dragging of Navy nurses and Waves who just can ' t resist his magnetic personality. Looking for Barney, you say, " Well he ' s right on top in this man ' s Navy, " and we know he will stay there. FOOTBALL- 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. BOWLING — 1. IP PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA Jim, more commonly known as the Tiger was born in Venezuela. He came to the US at a very early age and settled in Punta Gorda, where he has lived ever since. According to him, there is no place like Punta Gorda and no railroad like the ACL. Among his many likes were model railroading and working with radio. He was an ardent admirer of classical music, and dis- liked popular music. He was a staunch non-drinker, claiming that alcohol was made for Bunsen burners. He had a friendly disposition and was always ready to try to help people in need. At present he is more interested in boats and automotive equipment than in women, but that is, of course, subject to change without notice. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2,1. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. MODEL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. DUBUQUE, IOWA A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Carl had never seen anything more potent than the Mississippi until the day he stumbled out of the cornfields and on down to Crabtown. Carl, because of circumstances beyond his control - USNAR 2505 — was forced to give up his favorite sport, poker, and take up bridge. In the social field, Carl didn ' t really get under way until second class year, which was characterized by many blue Mondays. Academics never bothered Carl, and he was always, well almost always, well clear of bilging. He was good in all sports, save swimming and excelled in track. He had some novel conduct reports on his record too. Anybody seen an Arab around here? TRACK- 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2. FOOTBALL — 2. STEEPLECHASE 3. FIELDBALL- 2,1. SOCCER — 1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4,3,2. NACA— 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CROSS COUNTRY — 4. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Bawk originated in and still claims Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as home. He took the roundabout route to Navy Tech via the dungaree Navy. If you want to find Jack, you might try the natatorium where he will be breaking his neck on the high board, or aboard a yawl out braving the waves of the Chesapeake. Most probably, though, he will be up in the " hole " figuring out ways to beat the system. Before coming to Navy, he took a turn at white hat electronics. As a result he wields a mean soldering iron, which has earned him the title of Mr. Fix-it for lame radios. He is always around with a broad grin and a question about tomorrow ' s skinny. The Fleet hopes to get him after ' 54. I ' ll see you around, sailor. sailing — 4,3,2,1. crosscountry — 2. steeplechase — 4,3. fieldball — 2,1. boat club — 4,3,2,1. foreign languages club — 4,3,2,1. radio electronics club — 1. sound unit (wrnv) — 4. varsity: swimming — 4. £ 278 ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Bob came to the Naval Academy via NAPS. Navy life was not new to him since he already had five years in as an enlisted man. A brother shell- back of President Truman, they crossed the equator together in 1947 on the Missouri. If high marks were indicative of hard st udying, Bob would have been a star man; however, even with long hours spent with the books, academics were his constant worry. His big nemesis was the skinny depart- ment, and he still insists they had him spotted. His favorite sport was sailing; he spent most of his free time on the Royona. Occasionally this was interrupted by dragging some Navy Junior. A hard worker. Bob will go far in his chosen service after graduation. SAILING 2. SWIMMING 2. ENGINEERING CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4. STEEPLECHASE 3,2. BOAT CLUB 4.3,2,1. ' David ,atifa££ i¥ete- SPOKANE, WASHINGTON Loud and long in his praise of the Great Pacific Northwest, Dave is one of Washington State ' s most avid ambassadors to the Naval Academy. A native of Spokane, he attended Lewis and Clark High School where he claims to have done little more than exist. At seventeen, Dave entered Eastern Washington College with full intention of becoming a math prof. Although he was a member of the swimming team and a keen advocate of the party, Dave still found time to attend enough classes to gain a well deserved Phi Beta Kappa key. After three years at Eastern, he decided against the life of a professor and applied for appointment to the Academy. Dave ' s choice was indeed a wise one, for his combination of a sharp mind, good common sense, and a friendly personality mark him as a successful future officer. SAILING VARSITY: . SWIMMING 2. SAILING — 4,3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL- 3,2,1. J ■ H HH J fc ™ _ .... E _ " fF Bpr " x V B WAUPACA, WISCONSIN April 13, 1931, was a red letter day in the life of one R. J. High of Waupaca, Wisconsin. It was on this day, while flying a hop with a stork, that he developed a liking for making like a bird. From then on there was no hope, and as a result, Jerry ended up at Navy with a year of Laurence College behind him. During this time he learned to master the Bolo and the yo-yo. Along with these talents, Jerry brought a pair of fleet feet and an attachment for a five foot five home town brunette. The latter might have something to do with his pet peeves, blondes and blind dates. Like all good mids, he claimed he found a home in the Navy, but we know better, don ' t we? CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK 4,3,2,1. 279 $ w Stanley ' Paevelt %au$JitaK SOUTH FORK, CALIFORNIA The same stork that brought Dumbo must have brought Stan Sparks Houghton. For several years, he held the record for having the biggest ears in the Navy, but since he got caught in a set of swinging doors, he was demoted from president to vice president of the company ugly club. Since he lost his fame in the field of freaks, he had to try his luck in another — picking hillbilly music on his guitar. At this time, the only thing Les Paul had that Stan lacked was Mary Ford, or so he says. He is torn by two loves, the sack and a 3.9 average. Since there was little chance of attaining the latter it seems that he has resigned himself to an ambition of being a beauty rest mattress demonstrator. TRACK — 4. SWIMMING — 2. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3. PISTOL — 3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 3. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF — 4. STAGE GANG — 3. RADIO flt ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SAILING- 3. RIFLE — 1. SHENANDOAH, IOWA Shenandoah, Iowa, contributed a little more corn, when Maurie decided to trek from the seed corn test plots on the fertile banks of the Nishnabotna to Crabtown on the bay. He acquired an early interest in the outdoors, recording his great moments of enjoyment while hiking, fishing and hunting with his ever faithful camera. Need any help? Moe has a little time to hear your tale. Perhaps you need some advice on picking a scenic route of travel. Maurie ' s thumb and signs were once familiar sights in many parts of the country. Many were the stories of Huff ' s travels. It could be that Maurie was merely getting in practice for hiking while doing his daily half dozen. Maurie ' s beaming smiles and cherry salutations were common to all from his senior to the newly received plebes. TRACK — 3. INDOOR TRACK — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. PHOTO CLUB — 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF- 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK— 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. ZiettuetJi S.ctiva ' ict delate CINCINNATI, OHIO Ken, a native of Cincinnati, came to the Academy by way of a Navy Fleet appointment. At the Academy as in the Fleet, Ken has never been known to miss a liberty. His main interest at the Academy has been the radiator squad, although at times he has given up this pleasant pastime to engage in batt football. His experience in this sport stems from his high school days when he won the Player of the Year award. Ken is a typical Navy man who manages to mix wine, women, and song into all of his liberties. On any weekend he can be found in the dragging section. Upon graduation the Navy will get another candidate for jet fighters. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. PING PONG — 4.3,2,1 . SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. £ 280 T5 " i TViCUavH f}o iefi6. center BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Out Farragut Field way you can nearly always find Willie dodging and charging with a lacrosse stick or fieldball in his hands. When his driving piston-like legs are stalled he can be found studying or telling how he assem- bled a motor plebe summer. Willie, a true son of Baltimore, entered ' 54 from the Fleet to begin his service career as an officer. Willie had a few ups and downs with academics, but with a will to win he came through. It was Willie ' s congenial personality, humorous wit, and love for a good mechanical problem that brightened many of our dark days. Willie ' s stay here at Navy has made ours happier and made him many lifetime friends. FIELDBALL- 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE VARSITY: LACROSSE 4,3.2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY Hailing from West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and the Fleet, Blair added to his amiability and understanding a touch of maturity and sound thinking. Never a slacker, he readily accepted his share of responsibility and carefully balanced this with a liberal dash of good spirits. A collector of classical music and a follower of opera, Blair ' s outstanding dislikes were obstacle courses and P-rades. He added a typical Ireland touch to all that he undertook and showed a fierce pride in his conservative tastes. His New England sense of humor lends itself well to an even-tempered disposition. Though not a real sports fan, he took keen interest in horse racing and crew. Never one to admit defeat, he will quietly conquer life ' s toughest obstacles with baffling ease. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. FLINT, MICHIGAN Bob came to USNA from the plush life of a fraternity man at the University of Michigan. The transition was made with ease because a sack is a sack. On a few afternoons, however, Bob could be found using his 1 50 pounds for the glory of the batt football team, where as fullback he sparked the offense. Bob ' s literary tastes ran from Mickey Spillane on down, and his card playing ability was a legend. Academics never were a problem as he stood well within the upper half of his class. Bob is ambitious, sincere and friendly, a combination which will take him a long way in his chosen career or pro- fession. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VOLLEYBALL 281 ,f. IF WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA Californians will come and Californians have gone, but never will " Ye Olde Country Club " see a more avid addict to King Sunshine than Bill. Bill ' s stateroom was always a storehouse of chow owing to the efforts of his mother, who fed half of the Academy in addition to her son. Although Will was among those who were never N winners, his keen interest in athletics made him an enthusiast of all sports. He hated eastern weather, but throughly enjoyed Christmas leave in Miami. Conscientious and hard working, Bill made many friends and admirers during his stay at the Acad- emy. Although the Academy life cramped his western independence, it never dampened his spirit. TENNIS — 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. SOCCER — 3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4. VARSITY: TENNIS — 2,1. CHEVY CHA SE, MARYLAND With a carrot as his trademark and a large box of popcorn balls under his arm, our Bob, an old Bullis grad, arrived at Navy. His saga of Mityi and the Meat Truck soon won him wide acclaim while his unique ability to take a bath in a sink has yet to be duplicated. Next to Baltimore football games and vegetable plates, Bugs likes dragging and sailing, spending most of his afternoons on the Severn with the varsity dingy team. The high standards of his military bearing and dress throughout the four years with us will be remembered by all and equaled by few. Top rating in aptitude is proof of his success during the past four years and a sure indication of his success in the future. varsity: sailing — 3,2,1. crew — 4. WASHINGTON, D. C. Another one of those creatures who can arrive home on leave before most mids leave the Hall, although he ' s been known to stop along the way to chat over a few beverages, Bill is a dapper Dan who really enjoys the finer things of life. This party boy buzzed down from D. C. only to find that Washington ' s 12 o ' clock Saturday curfew was paradise compared to Mother Bancroft ' s little requests. 20 20 Bill has been keeping that elbow of his in shape and believes that as in any other sport, practice makes perfect. He missed his stars by a sign — his being negative. The time he forgot to put on books was well spent on the art of social penmanship and the results — those never fortotten weekends with the fairer sex. steeple chase — 4,3. basketball — 4. reception committee — 4,3,2,1. photo club — 3,2,1. reef points staff — 2. sound unit (wrnv) — 3,2,1. varsity: football — 4. sailing — 3,2,1. $ 282 ..£■« I. A MESA, CALIFORNIA Trading the Black and Red of San Diego State for the Blue and Gold of a certain college on the Severn, Jim moved East. A product of sunny South- ern California ' s beaches, Gentleman Jim took out a four year lease on the East Coast as a trial and found a home. Jim liked bells here whether they were rung for formations or sounded by Spike Webb down at the boxing ring. There ' s one exception — the one unceremoniously rung at 0615. Speaking of bells Jim has been known to be very partial to another type of Belle here and on the West Coast. With his will to come out on top Jim will go a long way in the service. TRACK 4,3.2. FOOTBALL 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 3.2,1. BOXING 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BOXING 3,2,1. YORK, PENNSYLVANIA Three years as a swabbie and it was still youngster cruise before he saw sea duty. Yes, Phil was a dry land sailor until he changed his third class petty officer rate to a plebe rate. He was always staunchly a Pennsylvanian, which one could see by his ready smile and cheerful personality. Phil claimed dragging to be his favorite hobby but enjoys music, tennis and electronics — between week ends that is! The tailor shop and laundry were the usual subjects of his subtle humor. No gray hairs over academics either — he came through with flying colors as he will in everything he at- tempts. Phil will prove his worth and will be a real asset to the service. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,2,1. FIELDBALL — 1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3. REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Mac comes from Redlands. California, where he attended high school, when he wasn ' t rodding around Laguna Beach in his ' 33 Chev. Mac was a ma- triculant of Missouri U for one year where he picked up the strenuous routine of college life quickly. Parties were never a problem for old " 11 o ' clock Lock " , as his fraternity brothers affectionately dubbed him. After arriving at USNA and donning his oversized 44 white works, he proceeded to become interested in such activities as the Trident Magazine, company volleyball, and lacrosse. Books were never bothering to him; he could lay right down beside them and sleep like a rock. Wild about bop and women, Mac took to the social side of life. Mac ' s wiry frame, pleasant personality, and non-squeaking elbow will be welcome everywhere he goes. STEEPLE CHASE 4. CROSS COUNTRY TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. 283 $ T GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Bob came to the Academy from Greenville, North Carolina, where he attended East Carolina College. Being from the sunny South, he gives the appearance of being lazy, but when going after a certain belle he wasted no time at all. At Navy Bob devoted much of his time to crew. Those cold days rowing out on the chilly Severn didn ' t temper him, though, for he still shrinks away from an open window. Next to crew our friend likes music, dancing, and lovely girls —North Carolina girls, of course. Studies didn ' t give him much trouble ; so he had plenty of time to devote to the girls on week ends. It was men like him that gave the Fighting Fifth plenty of power. bowling — 3. crew — 2. varsity: crew — 4,3. " David 1R,Cc6,evict Htcfytttii. WYOMING, OHIO He was born and raised in the small town of Wyoming near Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Wyoming High School in 1949, and attended Admiral Farragut Academy in New Jersey one year prior to entering the Naval Academy. His likes were sports, progressive and Dixieland Jazz, and fast cars. Among his dislikes were radio commercials and wise guys. He possesses many ambitions along such lines as jet aviation, opening a saloon on some South American waterfront, or making a million and living in style. He matured early, being born with thin hair, and unlike most children, it grew thinner. But as he says " Who wants fat hair anyway! " varsity: baseball— 3,2,1. jv basketball— 3,2,1. jv football — 3,2. ARNOLD, MARYLAND As soon as Mac pronounces Baltimore, one immediately knows that he calls Maryland his home state. He starred in football and baseball at Loyola High School in Baltimore, and continued his athletic prowess here at Navy when he won his plebe numerals in baseball and received his Navy varsity N with a star added, after helping to beat Army in baseball. Mac was born with a sense of humor which helps to expend some of the boundless energy he possesses. You can never tell where or at whom his humor will be directed next, so it is S.O.P. to find your sack short-sheeted or your letters hidden in some crevice. Mac has that certain ingredient that makes Naval officers a success in the Fleet. The service will be proud of him. FOOTALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3,2,1. $ 281 Patrick p. Sfaefy THcTtettnc, CLEVELAND, OHIO Cleveland ' s gift to the Academy came to us via Bullis Prep all set for what the cold gray walls might have to offer. The first classmen showed him, although his dying words will be, " Plebe year was fruit ! " Once that ord al was over, Pat actually began to enjoy himself. Completely oblivious to all around him, academics and OD ' s included, he lived a life of eating, sleeping, and dragging - especially the latter. A different femme every week-end. He put his knowledge of the French horn to use in the Marching Band. He won his class numerals in batt track and played volleyball and chased steeples. Heaven only knows how he maintained any gravy; his studying consisted of book open - book shut. " Savvy, son, just savvy. " TRACK 4. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1. MARCHING BAND — 4,3,2,1 . I ccA ett gCocr Ttteteci UPLAND, CALIFORNIA Russ came out of the West (Big Bear, California via the Air Force and Steward Field almost to the gates of Hell on the Hudson. At the last minute he backtracked and finally arrived on the Severn by way of NAPS. After a fling at plebe cross country and track, he gave up organized athletics temporarily, sticking to company sports for a year. Second class year he got restless once again and earned an N in soccer. An expert in blowing up balloons, he wore the gold aiguillette of the Hop Committee for three years and was rumored to be a favorite with the hostesses. In his spare minutes he carried on a voluminous correspondence with femmes scattered from Portugal to the West Coast, taught a Sunday School class, and built ex- ceptionally complicated ship models. Blessed with a yard wide smile and a most determined optimism, he ' ll get along wherever he goes. TRACK— 3. STEEPLE CHASE— 2,1. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE — 3,2,1. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE— 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK 4. SOCCER 2,1. ' David ' P itifi Tftttttai WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA Direct from the sheltering halls of Stanford came Dave. His interests included an encyclopedic knowledge of sailing and sailing rigs, a predilection for skinny slashing, and a passion for any gyration which might be classified as dance. An athlete of considerable ability, he served as hatchet man on the soccer squad and in the messhall demonstrated an unerring accuracy with the hard-thrown, hard-boiled egg, as one hapless firstie could testify. He met his athletic Waterloo, however, in Navy ' s version of the cross channel swim in which he foundered with unfailing regularity. In spite of his mild and easy-going manner, Dave will be remembered by his classmates as the fiery spirit of rebellion, declaiming in Ciceronian style an Invictus to suit even Henley. FOOTBALL -4. STEEPLE CHASE PISTOL — 4. MUSICAL CLUB — 2,1 VARSITY: SOCCER 4. 3,2. soccer 4,3,2,1. 285 £ T BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK Mitch came to us by way of Bullis, and with him he brought his friendly, carefree attitude. One of the few who decided to take plebe year easy, instead of worrying over skinny or steam, Mitch was only concerned over who had borrowed his latest pocket book. But when his grades approached the bush stage, he was known to have burned the midnight oil. Mitch drags occasionally, usually only at the big hops before Christmas and during June week; however, he still maintains that his O.A.O., Jane, is the one for him. He loves to sleep, write his O.A.O., and tell sea stories from his experiences on the ' 52 cruise. Regardless of where Mitch serves, his friend- liness and good humor insure success in any career he may undertake. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. FIELDBALL — 4,3,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. ROGERS, ARKANSAS Doc Mobley, no kin to the one of gridiron fame, came to Navy four years ago fresh from a two year stretch in the Fleet plus a few years as an Arkansas Razorback. During his four years at the Rock, Doc completely mastered the art of rocket ship design, his ambition being to one day travel to the moon. Academics posed no problem for the brilliantly scientific Mobley. In fact, a great deal of his study time was used to tutor his unscientific but otherwise highly competent roommates. The Mob ' s sport was fencing and if he had had a few good breaks he might well have become a champion. This was straight from the horse ' s mouth. Doc might not have been a fencing champion but he will forever be a champion in the hearts of those who knew him well. LACROSSE - 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3,2,1. 76 Mt z ' pxtutctx, THuwuiy STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK Tom is a serious minded guy, usually working hard and thinking of the future. However, he always has time for a joke or a little diversion. With his many witty sayings he is loads of fun and easy to get along with. T. F. played squash in his spare time, but with the steerage he had trouble staying in the best of condition. Tom never heard the alarm clock for early morning church party, yet he always managed to get there on time after waking his wives with his miniature buzz saw. Until after breakfast he speaks a lan- guage as yet unknown. He spent no small amount of time looking for mis- placed gear. With his likeable personality, and determination we are sure that Tom will make a fine officer. SQUASH 3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MATH CLUB 4. VARSITY: SQUASH — 4. $ 28r, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Owen Nash, a happy-go-lucky fellow, was born and raised in Flatbush, the home of his beloved Brooklyn Bums. Entering Brooklyn Prep at the tender age of 14, he directed his efforts to tennis and succeeded in working his way up to the captainship of his team in his senior year while leading the team to two championships. Graduating from Brooklyn Prep as an honor student in 1949, O. W. traveled to Villanova and there became an NROTC student. He fulfilled his lifelong ambition while here when he received his appointment to USNA. At the Academy, he continued to stand high in academics, but also managed to enjoy himself and kept up his interest in sports. However, revelry took precedence over the more serious side of middy life. But for all his meanderings from the straight and narrow, he is a good guy and a fine friend. FOOTBALL 4,3. TENNIS 3. VARSITY: SQUASH 4,2. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. DAYTON, OHIO Bobo hailed from Dayton, Ohio, in the heart of the Midwest; he attended Fairmont and Parker High Schools there and entered the Navy in 1948. He toured the far-east on a destroyer for two years, then attended NAPS at Newport, R. I., for the 1949-50 term. During his stay here at USNA Bobo became active in Trident work, played football, and held the distinction of being on five of the Academy ' s squads at once : sub, weak, posture, excused, and E. D. Oh, for a Gill hoist! Mechanically inclined, Bo needs a screw- driver or T. C., a stack of Elliot Lawrence recordings, and a nice beach as supplies for a gay time. Studies were always fun for Bobo — fun to neglect and forget. Bobo ' s vise-like bottle grip and friendly personality gain and keep for him many good friends. STEEPLE CHASE 4. BASKETBALL — 4. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF— 4,3,2,1 . VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4. FOOTBALL FIELDBALL — 3. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2. -4,3. LACROSSE — 2. CROOKSTON, MINNESOTA Gene bid farewell to the college joys of Hamline University when he decided to travel East and try his luck on the shores of the Severn. During his four year stay this lad with an easy going manner and likeable personality had little trouble in making many friends. The Chief ' s main cause of complaint at Navy was the lack of space to store his daily mail. His favorite past- times included a few rounds of golf and the good old Academy standby, his sack. He also could be found participating in company soccer and football. The academic departments gave him few troubles, but this was not the impression one gathered from talking to him. This dependable and con- scientious lad will be successful in whatever field he chooses. FOOTBALL — 4,3. BASKETBALL— 2. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 4. 2KT $ w LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK Almost any day of the week you could find Bob over in the gym working out on the p-bars. Aside from gymnastics, Bob was one of Navy ' s most avid sport fans. Bob came from the Fleet, as did many of ' 54, and settled down to four years of hard work to achieve his life long ambition. Not having too much trouble with the academics, Bob spent a great deal of his time wrestling the mail man for those very coveted letters. Letters are only a small part of Bob ' s life. With his ready smile and cheerful personality he made many good friends at the Academy, friends that will st ay with him throughout his career, friends who will find Bob a real helping hand. LACROSSE — 4. CHOIR — 4. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. Hltl exar 5 rir £dtv z%eC 1R.attaict C cai Gtt SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT If you were looking for Ed and you were not near a basketball court or a card game, you would have a hard time finding him. Ed, a Green Mountain Boy from Springfield, Vermont, was a Senatorial appointee. He was a three sport letterman in football, basketball and track when he attended Springfield High School. He continued his basketball by playing on the freshman squad at Northeastern University. Oz went to Northeastern for a year before he joined the ranks at Canoe U. He won his numerals in basketball during plebe year and continued his efforts in his favorite, playing on the varsity and JV teams. Ed was always able to maintain a good average in academics, though he liked to spend most of his time on liberty. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND " Why clutch? I have thirty to go! " Such was the philosophy of a grand little guy called Jess when he came to us youngster year from ' 53. To Jess the Academy was just one of those necessary evil rungs on the ladder to success. Coming to the Academy from the Fleet via Bainbridge, he some- how caught the Crimson and Gold fever and lived for the day he could don the Marine green. A lover of fine art, good literature, fine liquor and hill- billy music, he had a story for every occasion. His tireless efforts on the LOG staff typified the energy which will carry him forward to greater achievement. FENCING — 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 4. RADIO . ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF — 3. £ 288 WEIRTON, WEST VIRGINIA When the time came in 1949 to send names in, to take competitive exams for entrance to old Yoosnay Dick wasn ' t around. But three days before the exams his name was on the list. How? I guess he must have pulled some strings. The rest was easy and he was in. Here, as in high school, Dick had no trouble with academics. But if a groan was heard when he was slipping out those marks, one of his grades must have dropped .001. Plebe year, during fall athletics, Parksey pulled a fast one. One day he went out for crew, decided it wasn ' t his sport, never appeared at the boathouse again, and joined the famous radiator squad. However, the other years he donated his services to the batt football team. Any service he enters will be getting a good man. He does light up like a light bulb, though, when you mention Naval Air. LACROSSE 2,1. BOAT CLUB 4. FOOTBALL —4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. FIELDBALL - 2,1. CROOKSTON, MINNESOTA One June day in 1950 a dapper young civilian entered the Academy, endowed with a fine sense of humor and well supplied with stories of the Great North Country. Straight thinking, common sense, and a tremendous capacity for hard work carried Ron a long way in the four years that followed. Stud- ies were no problem for him and he made many friends by helping others who were less fortunate. Company basketball and soccer were his sports, and he could usually be found in the gym any weekday from four until six getting a workout. Ron ' s good nature and keen mind will make him welcome wherever he goes, and his classmates will agree that Minnesota sent the Navy one of her best. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. BASKETBALL 2,1. FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 4,3.2,1. SOCCER — 4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. ' Date heater ' Pccarctat MANISTEE, MICHIGAN Hailing from the salt capital of the world, Manistee, Dale insisted that Michigan is the playground of the gods and not a wilderness stalked by- Indians. He came to the Academy after spending a year at Compton Junior College in California, and immediately got into the swing of things. He thought the formation bell was a reminder to get dressed, finish off that last math prob, shine his shoes, and initial a list at batt office. His high school days showed him winning five letters in football, and basketball, while at Navy he participated in batt football and track. Dale has had his eye on a certain day in June, ' 54, and had visions of a can on Lake Michigan. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TRACK — 3,2. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY 4. SOFTBALL — 4. 289 $ 4 w fante . alctcvia pitman, fa. MASSENA, NEW YORK " Anybody needing a room for the weekend. ... " Was a familiar an- nouncement at Friday noon meal formations in the Jim ' s company. Whis- tling Jim, from topside New York, did, however, enjoy his week ends at Navy. Ping pong, cross country, and managing the varsity baseball team took up his afternoons while ye olde books reserved the rest of his waking hours. Savvy in steam and skinny but bucket in dago and bull, Jaz fell in with the boys who kept their head and shoulders above water. Scoffing at Maryland winters, Jim related tales of the frozen North to wide-eyed and shivering Southerners. The way things are shaping it looks as if Jim will follow his famous firstie into the Supply Corps with his tin cup and dark glasses. PING PONG — 4,3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3,2. Suyztte 7 Mt 4 ' Paiitti. $%. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Liking women, green convertibles, and plenty of sack time, this golden haired son of the Keystone State, restrained by the collegiate confines of Temple U, sought his true future by entering the greener pastures and wide open spaces of the United States Technological Institute for Striving Midshipmen at Severn by the Sea. While the fencing team provides an outlet for his energies, when he is not struggling with the sub squad, and photography allows a little dabbling with the arts, the old maestro finds his true metier in disclaiming long and loud over the restrictions associated with dragging. A candidate for Navy line, Gene admits that, in spite of its brick sidewalks, even old Crabtown has its merits. PISTOL — 4,3,2. MODEL CLUB — 3. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3. MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN George entered the academy from the fleet where he served two years as a photographer. Around USNA he could often be seen on the cross country or steeplechase course where his running ability earned many points for the good old seventh company. He was a member of the photo club for three years, and his camera was a familiar sight around the academy or on board cruise ships. An ardent aviation fan, he joined the Aeronautical Engineering Club during second class year and was elected Program Director, where he did a man-sized job. After graduation, George looks forward to a career in the Navy and flight training at Pensacola. LACROSSE — 4,3,2. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4. LOG STAFF —4. SPLINTER STAFF —4. PHOTO CLUB — 3,2,1. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF — 4. BOAT CLUB — 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. MODEL CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: CROSS COUNTRY — 4. $ 290 Stanley " Pacd " Pra cUii. POTTSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA This Pennsylvanian came down to Navy via Bullis Prep. He claims he had an athletic background, but on weekends at Navy we wonder where he trained. Never prone to give anything a break, we found that his hair gave him his worst worry. Above all, this was his pride and joy. Stan con- centrated on weight lifting in high school, in prep school, and as a midship- man. As far as women went he never ran out of connections. In more than a few places he has acquired the name dealer. His favorite expression of " now back in Pottsville " will probably always be with him, but whenever he goes for his next port Stan will be dealing only the best. CROSSCOUNTRY --1. STEEPLECHASE — 1. GYMNASTICS — 1. VOLLEYBALL — 2. fatHCA. irt tvi ' PteAfalctye. $%. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Jim claims he ' s the pride and joy of Jacksonville, Florida, but in the com- pany he ' s known by several other aliases, among them being Jimmie Boing- Boing and the Florida Grapefruit. Jim ' s activities include wrestling (although he claims they pick on him), general complaining, and sleeping. His greatest love is the last, and he devotes most of his time to his castle. He also exhibits some instincts toward the female of the species and has become renowned for his vast knowledge, second only to Kinsey, concerning the subject. While engaging in the forementioned, Jim still finds time to do some studying and has the stars to show for it. This all goes to show that good things come in small packages. SWIMMING — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: WRESTLING 4,2,1. SAILING — 4. 1R.CcJuvid @ utfaell " Pra tt BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Prof began his military education as a Rat at VMI, but soon transferred to the right service, entering USNA late in August, 1950. Although this transplanted rebel had lived in Baltimore for eight years, he had never seen Navy Tech before but had prepared for it with two years in the Naval Reserve. Because he is unable to see clearly beyond the end of his nose i which is understandable) Dick expects his first command to be an LMD ( Large Mahogany Desk i. During his tour of duty at the Academy, Dick dragged occasionally i " Ya gotta treat ' em rough " ) but the fondest memo- ries are of the parties at his house, whenever we could get outside the famed seven mile radius. A stalwart in track on the company and batt level, Slim still lists bridge as his favorite carry-over sport. LACROSSE 3,2,1. TRACK 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4,3,2. 291 $ m TiJcUcavn l aetatd 2.ot i4ae f EAST CHICAGO, INDIANA Bill has been trying to convince us for four years that his home town is East Chicago, Indiana, not Illinois. Unlike most of us, he came directly to the Academy from high school and lost no time in finding a home in the Navy. His first year was spent mainly on books and intramural sports. He was a member of the battalion championship track team in plebe year and carried his talents on into youngster year with the regimental cross country champs. Quas, as we call him, is a great thinker, his favorite saying being, " Its immaterial to me. " During plebe year he became a member of the Newman Club and took part in many of its activities. No matter what Quas tries, he usually achieves his goal. He has all the characteristics and qualifications for a good and successful officer. TRACK — 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE- 4,3. HANDBALL — 2. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS J. D. Raiford, better known to his friends as Doc, entered the Naval Acad- emy from NAPS in Newport, Rhode Island. He spent four years in the Navy before being selected to fill one of the Fleet appointments to Annapo- lis. His time at the Academy has been divided between liberty, the phone booth, the rack, and his studies. He has never been too athletically minded but could move very quickly when it was time for liberty. He participated in company sports primarily. Doc was very friendly and easy to get along with as the majority of his classmates will agree. He could be humorous or serious depending upon the situation. He is originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, but seems to have adopted Annapolis as his home port since entering the Academy. SOCCER— 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL- STEEPLE CHASE— 2,1. 4,3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4,3. NAPA, CALIFORNIA No stranger to the ways of the sea, Doug spent a couple of years at King ' s Point before coming to Navy - figures that he will have been through enough academics by the time graduation rolls around. His pet peeve is East coast weather - claims he grows prunes back on his farm in the Napa Vallev, but we hear that that is a wine producing region. His favorite distractions are women and athletics, and he is especially adept with a squash racket. He always seems to have trouble convincing the inspecting of ficer that he had a haircut within the last few days, and has a definite preference for Navy Air and a pair of those golden wings. His good nature and per- sistence will stand him in good stead wherever he goes. SQUASH— 4,3,2,1. HANDBALL 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE —3. £ 292 lr ■3P " David 1R.udotfc l aunia GREAT FALLS, MONTANA Dave, as he is called by all who know him, came to Navy Tech after a year at Montana State. Hailing from Great Falls, Montana, where the ol ' swimming holes were plentiful, Dave nevertheless spent many evenings on the sub squad learning to swim the Navy way. During his four years here Dave participated in track and cross country, later becoming track manager. Much, if not all, of his free time was spent writing his one and only back in Great Falls. Regarding academics, Dave had no worries, and he was always helping the less fortunate. It was his ready smile and friendly manner that kept the dark ages bright for the Fighting Fifth and will make his career enjoyable. crosscountry 4. foreign languages club 4,3,2,1. engineering club 4,3.2,1. varsity: track 3,2.1. GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS When J. V. tossed his cap in the air, he fulfilled a life-long ambition - graduation from Navy Tech. Jim graduated from high school at the advanced age of fifteen. Not content, he took a post-graduate course in Lakewood, Ohio, and attended Western Reserve for a year. Like all Navy Juniors, he can ' t claim a real home town, but he has been heard claiming Lakewood as his podunk. Autumns found Jim operating a clarinet in the Marching Band. Oh, those football trips! There was also intramural soccer, steeple chase, and volleyball. His biggest delight, however, was in arranging and re-arranging the inner workings of his phonograph to the utter dismay of his wives who never heard anything but the William Tell Overture come from it. " I ' m going to teach you guys to appreciate good music yet! " STEEPLECHASE- 4,3. BOWLING ■ -4,3,1. SAILING — 1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4. MARCHING BAND 3,2,1. ELIZABETHTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA Spending a year at Northwestern and two years in the Fleet convinced this Tarheel that he was suited for an officer ' s career. After plebe steam failed to stop him Lu found little trouble with academics. In fact, the only trouble he ever had was getting out of the rack. Once out of the rack he showed an ambitious streak which may easily be seen in looking at his company sports record, particularly in basketball, volleyball and cross country. Lu is liked by his classmates for his loose, easy-to-get-along-with manner and his never ending good humor. We ' re sure that these attributes will win him as many friends in the future as they have here at the Academy. BOWLING — 1. STEEPLE CHASE- 4,3,2. BASKETBALL 4,3,2, 1 . VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB— 2,1. 293 $ tyeoxye IRadcae TRa ey. r. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Fresh from Bullis Prep in ' 50, Dick was raring to go as he entered Navy ' s class of 1954. Off to a roaring start as a plebe, he set his goal as an end on the Navy eleven. As the days rolled by, his greatest obstacle appeared in the form of a bed which always seemed to get in his way, especially after he was forced to lay off football for a time because of a separated shoulder. Gravy was almost unheard of for Dick as he skimmed by with a few two fives, a few pep talks, and a grim determination to graduate. Good looks teamed with a wonderful personality are hard to beat anywhere, and with these characteristics Dick should lead a great and happy life with many lasting friendships. LACROSSE — 4. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 4,3. 1Qo e%t ' Sccitteft T ay ii. ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY Born on the twenty-fifth day of May, 1931, Bob was raised in New Jersey and came to the Naval Academy just twenty days after his graduation from the Pingry School of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in June 1949. After a brief sojourn in the Class of ' 53, he joined us, and things have looked brighter ever since. In the last four years, when the Battle of the Books and Keuffel Esser permitted, Bob found time to play football for the battalion for one year and for the 150-pound football team for two years. During the winter months, he was kept busy as a manager for the varsity basketball team. Having recently moved to Pennsylvania, he now looks forward to the day when his service career ends, and he can settle down in the peace and quiet of the Poconos. FOOTBALL -3,1. TRACK- 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 2. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 2. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 3. VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 3,2. 150-POUND FOOTBALL — 2,1. GALION, OHIO Hailing from the Buckeye State and south of the Mason-Dixon, Colonel Rose came to us with the memories of a strenuous collegiate life still fondly imprinted on his mind. He found life at Canoe U a little different but with his usual aptness he became quickly adapted to Academy life. Unlike most of us he ' s had little trouble with the Executive Department but has his troubles staying one step ahead of the boys from Maury. His spare time is spent, oar in hand, stroking the Severn, or, pillow over head, in the rack. Chuck ' s not much for studying but has taken the academics in his stride. During his four years at Navy he has made many lasting friends, and has won for himself a warm spot in the hearts of all his classmates. CREW — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE- VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. 3. CLASS CREST 8s RING COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. £ 291 " !M RIVERTON, CONNECTICUT From out of the New England hill country came the pride of Gilbert High ' s class of ' 49. Far from the tropical climate of Crabtown, Chuck became a proficient ski jumper. His mother ' s hair stopped turning gray when he had to give up the sport and pack his bags for prep school in Washington, D. C. Although D. C. was quite different from the hills of home, Chuck got used to big city ways and also proved himself no slouch in academics. Taking his appointment from the Naval Reserve quota he entered the Hall and found a home in the Navy. Chuck had been pointing for Navy for a long time. He knew what he wanted and he got it. This is the spirit that will take him a long way up the ladder in the outfit. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB -4,3,2. TENNIS 2. I Sweat p i6. t Sadot $i. AKRON, OHIO After two years at Stony Brook Prep and one at Case Tech in Cleveland, Jack finally settled down to the healthful, early-to-bed, early-to-rise life at Navy. Once here, he found time to indulge in plebe wrestling, soccer, track, cross country, and the Mexican Hat dance, displaying proficiency in all. Also there was his job as batt representative for the Trident. What plebe will ever forget his convincing sales talks? His Sunday mornings were spent picking out the most beautiful members of the congregation from the Antiphonal Choir loft. Despite all the obstacles the OD ' s threw in his path, Jack has weathered the four years here. He says he found a home in the Navy. He even likes P-rades. cross country — 3,2. steeple chase — 3. soccer — 4,1. choir 4,3,2,1. trident magazine staff 2,1. varsity: wrestling 4,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. PENDER, NEBRASKA Boasts of midwestern football prowess and such phrases as " Put him in an institution, " and " It ' s a common occurrence, " precede Willie everywhere. His Nebraska home plus a one year stay at the Cornhusker University account for his promidwestern contentions. Will made the plebe wres- tling team, but a shoulder separation prevented him from advancing to the varsity squad; he was an outstanding battalion matman, however, in spite of his injury. Will excels at boxing, too, but swimming keeps his PT grade from soaring too high. Academics? No problem there for the Schleu- sener. Willie spends his spare time reading books on philosophy and creating bull sessions. His outlook on life is sure to make him a success wherever he goes. TRACK — 3. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. VARSITY: WRESTLING 4,3,2,1. 2 .-, .£ T a ert ' TViKtatH Scott DENVER, COLORADO Bob hails from that great city of Denver, Colorado. As a civilian, he worked at numerous jobs. You name it, and he has done it. Before enter- ing the Academy, Bob attended the University of Colorado and was studying to be an electrical engineer. He was also active in a Naval Reserve unit before receiving his appointment to the Academy. Being an adept student, he found most of the courses here at Navy rather fruit. His leisure time was spent either sleeping or attending the movies. As for sports, skiing is his favorite. Bob was rather a quiet fellow but yet sociable and friendly. He took little interest in girls other than for an occasional date. His great interest is in science and aviation. His main dislike was being awakened by the reveille bell. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 2,1. fo6.tt " Tftoic SecicaxcC WINSTED, CONNECTICUT Need your radio fixed? See Johnny up in the Radio Club room. Johnny ' s favorite hobby, radio and electronics, brought him to Navy after serving two years in the fleet as an electronics technician. Although he was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and went to high school in West Orange, New Jersey, he claimed Winsted, Connecticut, as his home town. A certain little girl from Connecticut, fishing, and sailing kept him out of trouble on leave. Johnny blames his receding hairline on two things- old age and his wives ' antics. Navy line will be Johnny ' s specialty, although he has great aspirations to study further the field of electronics in future years. CROSS COUNTRY— 2. FOOTBALL- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: SAILING — 3. 2. STEEPLE CHASE 3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB- RAYMOND, MISSISSIPPI Ov got off to a roaring start soon after academic year started by beating a path to and from the main office. This experience was a godsend, both for him and the rest of the company. All his mustering put him in wonderful condition so good, in fact, that his possibilities for company cross country were soon realized. For two years O. V. excelled in the sport by coming in near the head of the line almost every time! Playing in the Midship- men ' s Band is another of Ov ' s accomplishments. It is even said — or rumored at least -that Ov plays two instruments out there! One the conventional way and the other with his snorkel. Ov came through with flying colors and found himself to be one of the best men from the old Fighting Fifth. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. STAGE GANG — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. REEF POINTS STAFF — 3. £ 296 pi ' ::: ytyaii(d SUtdtut S xxe. tyr. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Hal could usually be found in conference with Walt Farrar. plotting some foul deed against the Executive Department, but Hoogy ' s true loves were sports, writing poetry, and berating Greeks. The Hoagcr came to USNA via the Marines and NAPS after a one year stay at Penn State. For him, academics were no problem at all: he made a practice of going into final exams cold. Hal made the plebe and JV basketball teams, the plebe base- ball team, the battalion football team, and still found time to manage the varsity basketball team. His acid wit and ready smile are a bit incongruous, but his optimistic outlook on life is sure to take him a long way in tin- Gyrenes. FOOTBALL 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL — 3. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2.1. VARSITY N CLUB— 1 . BASEBALL 4,2. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,2. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. I w SOUTHGATE, CALIFORNIA Larry, as anyone around him soon finds out, hails from Southgate, Cali- fornia. After spending a year at East Los Angeles Junior College, Shu as he is known, found out that Joe College life was too easy and decided to give the Academy a try. He was an easy going guy with many hobbies. His wives can attest to this because of the stamp collections, plane models, and assortment of gear he kept around his room. The interest and en- thusiasm Larry displayed in his work should serve to make him a fine officer. Shu learned one lesson the hard way at the Academy. He found out that a flying wedge can be dangerous with snow and ice on the ground. He has a tattered full dress uniform to prove it. BOWLING 4,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY 3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 3. VOLLEYBALL 2. PISTOL- 4,3,2. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE — 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB ■- 2,1. STAMP CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MODEL RAILROAD CLUB 2,1 £dcvi(t $%t GCt S cuuatt ft? ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND Michigan State College and the Fleet collaborated in providing Ned with his pre-Usnay background. He came with a sincere desire to graduate which has not diminished through the years. Ned had no trouble with academics and as a consequence spent many a spare hour in other pursuits. Nearly every afternoon throughout the academic year one could find Ned in the gym swinging on the flying rings, working diligently to become top ring man for Navy. Shu-Shu also enjoyed a good game of tennis or golf and invariably came back from the golf course with a case of poison ivy. Whichever way he turns after graduation, Ned ' s dynamic personality will carry him along the way. SOFTBALL 4,3. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 2,1. 297 $ " Pout S6 z%t zta4. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Paul, the third member of the U. N. room, came to us from the city of lilacs and negatives, Rochester, New York. Before coming here, he spent two years studying pre-med at Michigan. While there he played freshman and JV football. Tiring of wine, women and song, he decided to come to USNA. Here in order to defend his increasing baldness, he became a member of the plebe and JV wrestling teams. He was constantly involved in friendly arguments about anything ranging from Big Ten football to philosophy. Between trying to stay in condition, he has done a good job of finishing off any chow that has come his way. Paul has that easy going, never get mad liked by all personality which coupled with his determination will assure him of success in anything he does after graduation. football — 2,1. softball — 3,2,1. foreign languages club — 4,3. varsity: wrestling — 4,3,2,1. WRESTLING — 4,3. ' Ric a ict 6,ante . Suavely COMPTON, CALIFORNIA He is proud to claim the Land of Sunshine, Southern California, as his home. After two years at Compton College and a year of work, he decided upon a naval career. While he was a member of the Naval Reserve things started happening, and he turned up viewing Mother Bancroft for the first time somewhat bewildered and confused, but happy. Not too slow to catch on, he was soon right in there running E. D. with the rest of the boys. The radiator squad would have had him if it hadn ' t been for company cross country. An old master of the slide rule, academics proved to be only a minor obstacle. He ' s proud of his stars, and whatever branch of the service he goes into, he will be in there pitching. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. BOAT CLUB — 4. FOOTBALL — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2. GYMNASTICS — 2,1. % m ' pxccCexcc ( atl Steiten, tf? CORONADO, CALIFORNIA A real native son of California, Fred was always ready to tell anyone of the wonders of the Golden State. His tastes ran along typical California lines: a good sun tan, beautiful wo men, and sports, especially tennis and gym- nastics. He also went for good music and a sunny beach, but he was not much for academics or Maryland weather. Fred came to Navy right from high school and hasn ' t regretted it. He aspired to a career as a Naval aviator, but planned to be a naval officer since his grammer school days; so the Navy should find itself with an excellent addition in 1954. His go- get- ' em spirit will help take him a long way on the road to success. TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. £ 298 TViCCCaat I ecnexf SttdUtay ELGIN, ILLINOIS Stick ' s from Illinois, and he ' s proud of it. He came to the Academy via Illinois University and the Fleet. He made a very commendable showing in his daily battle with the academic scorekeepers stood well within the upper ten per cent of his class. He might have written some of the text- books, except that he was often busy tutoring his denser classmates. Be- fore a math quiz or a skinny final, his desk resembled a cross between Grand Central Station and Information Please. Stick enjoyed many things besides liberty and leave; volleyball, pool, and touch football were his major athletic interests. When the boys get together for a little party, he manned the piano and pounded out a few old time tunes. With graduation, Stick was set for a career in Navy Blue. HANDBALL 2,1. STEEPLECHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4.3. 4,3. VOLLEYBALL— 4,3,2,1. SEA GIRT, NEW JERSEY Jack claimed to be from Sea Girt, New Jersey, the home of the clamdiggers. He lived just two blocks from the beach; now we know why he comes back from leave with rings around his eyes, looking through binoculars all day! A firm believer in wine, women, and song was Jack, until they finally got the best of him; so he gave up singing! Jack had only one pet peeve: marching behind sandblowers who take short steps. Among his many interests, firearms and sport cars were most predominant. Before coming to good old Canoe U Jack spent a year at Stevens Institute of Technology and one year in the Naval Reserve. There ' s no doubt that he will be a great asset to the Navy in years to come. WATER POLO— 3. SOCCER — 4,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB —4,3,2,1 . VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4. SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA T. B. hails from the high altitudes of Colorado; but because of seventeen years of unfailing service to the California Chamber of Commerce, he claims that state as his native home. He left home in ' 48 to become an Aviation Electronics Technician in the service of Uncle Sugar. Graduating from Naps in ' 50, he entered the sacred halls of Navy, where he became known as a dago cut and an ardent admirer of Emiliano Zapata. Sailing the Academy ' s yawls took up a large part of his spare moments. He enjoyed fishing as a pastime and a woman in California as a full time job. He has a catching personality and is a good friend to all. He will be a welcome addition to any wardroom in the fleet. FOOTBALL — 4. SAILING —4,3,2,1 . WATER POLO- 3. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. FIELDBALL 2. SPLINTER STAFF- 2,1. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 2,1. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 3.1. : ' ) » $ { eaxcpe ctuii«t Seven att VIENNA, VIRGINIA One of the few things in life which a person can still retain unblemished by Academy life, and really the most sacred of all, is his individuality. Among a few this inborn trait is an outstanding characteristic. You may or may not quibble about the authenticity of it, but for Swede it ' s remarkable that life has summoned him before its usual number of courts marshal and has failed miserably to dim his effervescent spirit. His trademarks were a ready wit and a subconscious urge to wear out the rack, which sometimes became a remarkably conscious effort. Swede ' s interests are not easy to set down for there are so many. He is interested in everybody and everything all the earmarks of a good chaplain. SOFTBALL — 3. FIELDBALL — 3. CREW 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,2. NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY Harv is convinced that New Jersey is God ' s country, mainly because he lives there. After graduating from Nutley High School, he attended Lehigh University, and still recollects fond memories of college life there with wine, women, song - and, of course, studies. Here at Navy, Harv played intramural squash with a passion and excelled in touch football and Softball. However, most of Harv ' s energy was channeled into helping to produce the Trident. Harv possesses a personality which combines a genial sense of humor with a sincerity that is mingled in all his actions. He knows exactly what he wants from life, and once he gains his complete independence by graduating, he intends to put some of his theories into operation. The odds that he makes good are stacked high in his favor. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SQUASH— 3,2,1 . RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF— 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. MARCHING BAND — 4. 7%,wiii. %cLne 7 nnfo t CINCINNATI, OHIO When the class of ' 54 arrived at USNA in June, 1950, Zeke was one of the first arrivals, being sworn in as a midshipman 1 7 June. He obtained his appointment as a midshipman from Representative Elston of the first Congressional District of Ohio. Like many other mids, he found it more difficult to adjust to the Maryland weather than to the military way of life. Long days in the broiling sun of the rifle range followed by evening shots of Blue and Gold in Mahan were most trying. After the usual troubles of plebe year the one gold stripe was greatly welcomed! Upon completion of midshipman chores the service having the best food and the thickest mattresses will claim him. VARSITY: TRACK — 4,3,2,1. $ 300 7m flamei. prance L 7ofcfct ta ELMIRA HEIGHTS, NEW YORK Jim was not long at Canoe U before he had added to the tradition s of said establishment the Topping Day when nothing seemed to go light. It soon became famous in the dago department. Hailing from Elmira, New York, which is a little way from Painted Post, he became the geography expert of his company. He was a staunch admirer of Baltimore liberty and made full use of his every chance. Jim was often seen at night dressed in his study service dress green visor, pipe and sliderule. This is not to be confused with his football liberty dress carry flask. Big Jim ' s escapades always kept his many friends in hysterics, and his sparkling personality should provide the wardroom with many stories. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 2. VARSITY: CREW 4. " DonatcC Tftittatt 7ttnte i BEVERLY, NEW JERSEY Survival Sleeping is the Ace ' s panacea for the evils of Atomic War. " The .mly way to survive is to get horizontal and relax, " is our sack-loving boy ' s solution. He managed to break a way in the fall for his first love and could be found most any afternoon on the 150 pound football field banging heads with the rest of the Mighty Mites. His letters from home bore the post- mark, " Beverly, N. J., " a big little town just outside Philly. Don is really a versatile fellow. He spent much of his free time with his nose buried in a book about the Civil War, and with little provocation, he would break into a little soft shoe for the boys. His friendliness, sincerity and all-around good cheer make him tops. lacrosse — 2. football 4,3,2. boxing 3. varsity: 150-pound football — 2. I TROY, PENNSYLVANIA Though born in North Carolina, Jim considers himself a son of the Keystone State. But no matter where home is, that ' s where he headed the minute any leave started. When he came to Navy, he found it a little different from college but became quickly adapted and well liked by all those who knew him. His natural abilities were swimming, boxing, and sleeping. He was a firm advocate of studying in the rack and was a card carrying member of the radiator squad. He didn ' t care much for Navy style hair cuts or plebe steam. Jim is very proud of his podunk because he says there is a Troy in every state in the Union. He looks like a twenty year man all the way. WATER POLO 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING 4,3,2. FOOTBALL 4,3. ' .(M .$ WEIRTON, WEST VIRGINIA Back in the winter of ' 49, 3 days before the date of the competitive exam for appointment, Van decided to try his luck. Pulling a few strings here and there he wrangled permission to take the exam. From there on it was just a m atter of time. An honor student in high school he has found the going a little rougher here but still manages to get by when he takes time out from rooting for the Yankees and Notre Dame to study. Van pulled his first fast one at the beginning of plebe year. Seems he went out for crew for one day, decided it was all work and joined the radiator squad. After plebe year he managed to give his support to the batt football team. Though he could prove an asset to any service it ' s hard to visualize Van without wings on his chest and a jet beneath him. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MODEL CLUB — 4. ABILENE, TEXAS B. R. ' s home is Abilene, (very dry) Texas. In high school he lettered in football and track. Two and a half years at Hardin Simmons rounded out Bill ' s pre-Academy education. At Navy his top bull grades saddled him with the job of correcting the fighting eight ' s meager literary attempts. Bill ' s favorite sports were high jumping, touch football, and squash. His pet peeves included hot, dusty P-rades and incomprehensible steam and skinny profs. He consistently maintained an academic standing in the upper fifth of ' 54. Bill ' s versatility, determination, and humor stamps him as a definite asset to the service in future days. FOOTBALL — 4,2,1. TRACK — 3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4. SQUASH — 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 2. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 4,3. YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA Ted is a true exponent of the naval service. A Navy Junior, he came to USNA via the Naval Reserve and Severn Prep. Ted ' s face lights up when he talks about his cosmopolitan background; Hawii or " somewhere east of Suez " is home. Ole E. K. takes his academics with a cool indifference which allows ample time to develop a good bridge game; anytime of the day Ted can be found with Carl, Bob, and Dick playing a little bridge and planning for the next big liberty. The 150 lb. football team has an avid rooter and capable manager in Ted. Ted always has a few men the varsity could use. A life time proposition out in town and an extra long rack for Ted ' s 6 ' 5 " chassis take up the rest of his time. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL- SOFTBALL -4. -4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. T £ 302 7m " Peter THdKKitty TVeCti. NEW YORK, NEW YORK Peter doesn ' t stay in one place too long. One reason for this he ' s a Navy Junior; another reason is that he really likes to be on the move, hoping not to miss a trick. And he seldom does. Let the work party arise and he ' s in his glory. Famous for those fabulous weekends in New York City, he uses Bancroft as a rest cure. Auburn haired, and with a twinkle in his eye, he never let on knowing exactly what was going on in his mind. Being so attached to the Navy life and the yard, Pete didn ' t take a weekend until his second class year. As long as there ' s part of a study period the next day, the ol ' Pete won ' t clutch, WATER POLO 3. FOOTBALL 4,2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER 2,1. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. De tfo t Ti att i Ti eat FORT SUMMER, NEW MEXICO Denton spent the earlier part of his life in Fort Summer, New mexico. Be- fore being appointed to the Academy, he attended New Mexico A M at Las C ruces for three years. Coming to Navy, Denton managed to follow his own successful formula for taking everything in stride and having as good a time as possible under the prevailing circumstances. Although well adjusted to life in the Navy, he had the typically western esteem for his home and referred to all who were unfortunate enough to have been born east of the Pecos as " A-rabs " . His natural good nature and easy-going manner have made him very popular with his associates, and nothing should prevent him from achieving success in whatever career he chooses. FIELDBALL- 3, FOOTBALL — 4,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. ' Dattatet fane . Tfl ite CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Some men come from one city or another- somewhere in the U. S., but not Don; he comes from the United States -somewhere in Chicago. Typically Yankee, he hails from the north side of Chi town and, true to form, con- stantly discussed the merits of the north side. He could talk as well as listen and pitch a good game of baseball; but due to the accuracy of one of the coaches during fungo practice, Don sustained several injuries including the loss of some teeth and went unoticed during the first two years. Don seemed to bring bad luck to his roommates because several of them bilged out; however, this didn ' t bother him for with his ever present wit and personality, he was always able to find new ones to replace them. BOWLING varsity: -3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. BASEBALL 4,3,1. 303 $ 1Rcc i ieCC Ctvett TVcttiami. PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Russ was one of those tidewater boys from Portsmouth who drifted right into ' 54. He spent a year at Emory and Henry and another in VPI before coming aboard. Russ was two types of an athlete : gridiron and dance floor. A stalwart on the 150 pound football team and a regular on the company touch team, he played lacrosse when spring rolled around. He was a terror on the batt squad; nevertheless, he was an all ' round athlete. Russ was a firm believer in good chow, more leave, and more Baltimore games. He was a confirmed fly boy since second class summer. Because of his con- scientiousness in his studies and practically everything, Russ will be a credit to his ship, shipmates, and service wherever he may be. LACROSSE— 4,3. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB —2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL— 3,2,1. LACROSSE — 2,1. Sdwaid, tVebtcztt li cadte, $%. CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Chubby, the most yankee southerner alive, hails from Chattanooga, where he attended high school at Baylor. Golf is the sport closest to his heart, and he still claims that it never rains on the golf course at Usnay. He preferred music as his favorite hobby, especially of the semi-classical type. A regular alarm clock on Sunday mornings when turning out for early church party, he was also an active member of the chapel choir. Chub was a firm believer in bigger and better parties after football games, and was known to bend an elbow with the fellows occasionally. He has an ambition of becoming a hot rock fighter pilot after obtaining his precious wings; but no matter what service he chooses, Chub will be eagerly accepted and well liked by his fellow officers. GOLF- 4,3,2. CHOIR— 4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT — 4. VARSITY: GOLF — 4,3,2,1. RIFLE — 4. 7t et 7e nfcte TVaact SHOREWOOD, WISCONSIN Tim joined the ranks of ' 54 via appointment by the SecNav. At Shorewood High School, Big Tim lettered in three varsity sports. By the late summer of 1950 he had won a place on the plebe football team. With the coming of the Dark Ages, Tim sought diversity from the academic routine by join- int the staff of WRNV. Youngster year found him dividing his spare time between intramural athletics and spinning hot platters on the Collectors ' Corner. As a segundo, he rose to be business manager of WRNV. His weekends were usually spent crewing on the schooner Freedom when he wasn ' t dragging, that is. A handy man with a slip stick, Tim always man- aged to maintain a better than average academic standing. LACROSSE— 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER— 2,1. BOAT CLUB— 4,3,2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3. SOUND UNIT 1WENVI —4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 3. f $ 304 V ? £ TOUfaim THcTttattct TVoodrotv. (jr. WASHINGTON. D. C. Washington society ' s contribution to the Navy was in the form of " One Niekle Woodie ' the Women ' s Choice " . Truely a civilian college ' s lass with his well slicked elbow constantly bending, he can always be found for one more quick hand. He specialized in all athletics, playing each with equal vigor from the same prone position - asleep on his rack. A firm believer in anything above 2.5 as being wasted effort, Fitz never could seem to get his stars pinned on exactly right. A fond appreciation of smooth music and a cheery word or smile for all are Fitz ' s trade marks. His cry was, " It ' s a five year course and some make it in four. " FOOTBALL 4.3.2,1. SOCCER- 3.2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER 4. KEYPORT, NEW JERSEY The large economy size package of the Wyckoffs ' is readily distinguishable fr )m his contemporaries by his poise and avoirdupois. Pete is as big in character as he is in physique and has a vast interest in naval lore, which he p its into practice by collecting and building models of old naval ordnance aid ships. As long as his pocketbook can stand it, Pete will be surrounded by models -mostly ships. Academically and socially Pete played it loose, with the inate confidence and perserverance of a wise man with his goal well in sight. Interested as he was in the Academy, Pete was one of those who lived from weekend to weekend, and leave to leave, and could be found playing " Adeste Fidelis " or " Silent Night " in the very early fall. FOOTBALL 4. SOFTBALL 3,1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW 4,3. FOOTBALL 4. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. CREW 4,3. r BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS Mighty Joe entered these hallowed halls clutching a yearbook, a diploma fram the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and a Third Engineers License, the latter being a cause of much consternation among his steam profs. Though showing an exceptional talent for football plebe year, he chose to make his name and fame as a rugged intramuraler. Noted for his Boston accent and his everready quick wit, Youngie was always in the middle of things, whether friendly brawl in the hole or co-conspirator in the water bomb raids. He amazed his friends with his energy and quick enthusiasm for anything from parties to P-rades. If Ted ' s past record is any indication of the future he ' s sure of a long and fruitful stretch with the Blue and Gold. FOOTBALL 4,3,2. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. 305 .f. The yard in Autumn $ 306 - LCDR. J. G. Drew, USN. THIRD BATTALION FALL SET " ' T.r! " TV I .1LL1 ' Left to right: R. F. RlGLING, D. R. HlNKLE, J. R. Ramzy, L. R. Kit; D. PlCKHRO, Jr. WINTER SET 307 i. zer, L. A. Scott, R. A. Ci ■ m FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: V. P. HART, F. J. Kollmorgen, R. R. ROBERT- SON, D. R. HlNKLE, G. I. GARD. Left to right: P. A. Dollard, R. R. Hartley, R. Lesli J. B. Whitehead, R. W. Montross. NINTH COMPANY 2-C I W. E. Arnold, Jr., W. A Bair, J. T. Baldwin. II G. D. Bates, M. E. Bishop, D. G. Bourke, E. B. Caraway, Jr., T. R. M. Emery, W. G. Fairey, L. W. Frost, G. W. Gilstad, R. W Graue, J. D. Hague. III J. B. Haynes, R. C. Heath, R. W. Hepworth, J. R. Holder, W. J. Holland, J. J. Kronzer, Jr., R. M. Luzader, W. C. Martin, S. LI McClure, D. Raymond Miller. IV D. Rodgers Miller, M. C. Mlekush, R. T. Nelson, W. O. K. Rentz, W. L. Saunders, Jr., C. R. Smith, W. J. Thearle, R. B. Vollum L. S. Wigley, J. L. Willis, Jr. 751 ■— 3-C Front row. left to right: Hendrickson, McGrath, Dclph, Ball, Cohn, Whartcn, Ford, Scanlon A Schatz, Skene, Gulick, Bush. Edgar, Shigley, Wilde a Prise, Suter, Shillinglaw, Hackeling, Nagel, Petch a Fulk, Bittner, Zabrvcki, Webster, Weeks, Thomas a Green, Fallin, Eyrom, Peters. ■ac. R ' Front row, left to right: Hogan, Dixon, Johnson, Sims, Blosser, Ahern, Liston, Andrews A McGaugh, Parkinson, Alkire, Glaser, Fong, Thoeny, Coyle a Alvarez, Jaynes, Stebbins, Dunderville, Swenor, Jones, Aherns, Deegan a Pagani, Brown, Knapp, Steinke, Bates, Bishop, Walker a Stribling, Oates, Foley, Ogas, McMorris, Boyd, Gardner a Gibson, Stacey, Partlow, Snider, Powers, Duke, Berger. — a « •» ; w ems 5 xTT ' » - " » • T i im a 4-C - 309 $ !F FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: J. L. Beck, W. G. McKay, W. E. Lord, T. U. Sisson, R. K. Redden. Left to right: C H. Brown, J. G. G. Koops, L. H. Snider. TlSDAL TENTH COMPANY 2-C I J. J. Anderson, T. H. Copeman, Jr., W. Elias, Jr., F. J. Farino, R. L. Fischer, M. E. Fladager. II G. A. B. Grafius, S. L. Guille, G. R. Guimond, C. R. Hagee, P. O. Jessen, R. M. Jones, E. A. Kingston, S. D. Kolb, Jr., R. C. Kucera, J. R. LUNNEN. III W. F. McCauley, R. S. Merritt, D. O. Miller, J. B. Morris, J. W. A. Mulholland, R. U. Myers, A. H. Nussel, C. E. Oates, T. E; O ' Brien, F. C. Peterson. IV R. J. Ponti, P. H. Ryan, Jr., D. U. Schade, W. Stevens, J. B. Streit, W. J. Todd, A. L. Vail, G. H. Volk, F. B. Warren, D. E. West brook, Jr. T« 3-C Tiaa Front row. left to right: Tobin, Murtland, P. L. Sullivan, Scott, Shortridge, Michaels, Denham 1 Arrigan, Bennett, Jennings, E. H. Brown, Mahan, Williams i Waite, O ' Keefe, Hansen, Motherway, Lewis, R. L. Williams, Buck £ R. J. Brown, Henry, D. L. Sullivan, Slaughter, Benjamin, Missler £ Soltesz, Baricev, Malloy, Nelson. Front row. left to right: Rice, Reilly, Putkonen, Ehle, Fernald, Hogg, Gifford, Kail i. Bowers, Adams, Finn, Krilowicz. Isquith, Hiett, Karrmann £ Barton, Sarraco, McIlvain, Bruce, Enterline. Peacher, Biele, King i McMillan, Sprin3, Fallal Croeber, Kirkpatrick, Patterson, Kensinger i- Mickey, Bahler, Altenburg, Anderson, Benes. McNerney, Broome, Derr £ Thomas, Lipscomb. O ' Brien, W ells, Ward, Helmer. Po3Erts, L ahy. Beasl y. w:m % ' w % « " ' S .w. . x 4-C V IE ' fli 3i] i. ■p TALL SET WINTER SET „ i-rnnr-t Left to right: D. J. Meyer, A. T. Ashton, R. T. Herres, J. P. Jones, G. M. Henson. Left to right: G. E. Chisholm, W. B. Hocker, A. O. RiEr deau, R. T. McCaffrey, B. B. McCubbins. 2-C ELEVENTH COMPANY I E. A. Andersen. II H. M. Andress, J. A. Begley, Jr., R. H. Binish, A. G. Cicolani, K. R. Drummond, J. P. Eadie, II, R. J. Englert, J. J. Flynn, Jr. R. J. Galvin, L. F. Gayle, Jr. III E. H. Grant, Jr., M. D. Harnly, N. L. Harvey, R. R. Henderson, P. M. Hoff, Jr., R. M. Hughes, R. J. Kiefer, S. D. Lowe, E. W. Lull, R. K. Mattox. IV R. H. McDaniel, Jr., R. B. McLaughlin, B. G. McSwain, A. J. Mehrens, E. R. Perron, W. N. Pugliese, R. B. Schoenberger, H. M. Serex, F. W. Tindell, J. P. Williamson, Jr. 3-C ■ i i . a . ■ • .W. • - ,- • Tf£ ■■ • • • • • • l 1 1 — ■ ■ l. . Front row, left to right: Mortimer, Hagan, Weisner, Westerhausen, Miller, Crumpacker, Brillantes i Long, Renn, Textor, Godstrev, Ritchie, Keegan s. McMullen, Olds, Morgan, Sloan, Nicholson £ Sikes, Cecil, Bellinger, Scovel, Schick, Arnold i Faust, Hoerner, Jones, Schneider, Dwyer, Hayman. Front row. left to right: Bachelder, Baca, Amoranto, Lowrance, Cook, McCauley, Holmen, Dyer i. Peterson, Peake, Ailes, McKemie, K. W. Koch, Pistotnik, Price l Dunbar, Collins, Thurman, Nolan, Frank, Turner, Woodrow, Sasser s. Well- born, Phillips, Davis, J. W. Koch, Hughey, Carroll, Kelley t Dressel, Andrews, Junghans, Matney, Leonard, Smith, Husa, Steelnack t Adelman, Baker, Dick, Paul, Bouvet, Johnston, Jahn, Bligh. 1 1 |R©W« ,w. - jf. w. w . w ♦- 313 $ WINTER SET .eft to right: G. Dean, D. Zelten, R. P. Crawford, R. T. Martin, J. E. Wagner. Left to right: F. L. WOOD, J. B. BuRCHAM, R. J. Rennell, J. F. Volpone. TWELFTH COMPAHY 2-C I J. A. Adams, J. C. Allen. II J E. Armstrong, R. W. Burton, D. W. Caswell, E. M. Dower, W. W. Farnsworth, J. A. Forest, G. L. Johnson, G. L. Jones, J. E. Masters, W. L. Matthes. III M. D. Matthews, Jr., J. S. McLaughlin, H. C. Mustin, F. G. Neubeck, E. C. Newbegin, R. G. Newbegin, IV, J. M. O ' Hara, J. R. O ' Neil, P. M. Reitzel, E. G. Riedel, Jr. IV R. D. Ryder, H. C. Schlicht, D. C. Shelton, C. E. Sojka, R. D. Stuckey, J. A. Torroella, C. G. Weaver, H. L. Webster, R. J. Westberg, E. H. Wieler. t At4 w Jt W JM AAihi t% 3-C Front row. left to right: Everett, Barlow, Deutermann, Palmer, Donahue, Flack, White, Neuhard i Kelley, Lindquist, Shelso. McCoy, Keller, Huber, Taylor S Simpson, McLean, Newbury, Brandt, Gollehon, Caldwell [s Hart, Shannon, Lajeunesse, Hubert, Foote, Good, Hopewell S. Sibley, Baker, F. D. White, Burgk, James, Burt, Kennedy. Front row. left to right: Montieth, Cook, Guttman, Lutz, Hanna, Schneider, Malynn, Doyle i Tillman, Harrson, Cox, Ross. Fink, Marshall, Seyffert % Russell, Sturtevant, Kopp, Adams, Bauknecht, Nace, Erown, St. Martin i- Anderson, Brown. Beatty, Doherty, Trammel, DeMott, Edmundson t Howe, Normand, Plyler, Clark, Collins, McCormick i Brown, Mc- Menamin, Hicks, Heiden. Miner, Hatfield, Rogers. ™- , " W v , 4 , t 4-C H » - 315 $ KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE Andy, scion of a long line of railroad men and farmers, was born in Knoxville on 17 December, 1930. He graduated from Central High School in that city and attended the University of Tennessee for a year. After making the ' 48 mid cruise to the Mediterranean as a reserve seaman, he decided to enter the reserve competition for an appointment to Usnay. At Navy he was a member of the excused squad a great deal of the time but managed to find time for battalion boxing and photography for the LOG. Prior to second class year, he thought steam was fruit, but with the advent of fluids, made the sage observation, " Nothing ' s fruit. " Upon graduation Andy in- tends to go into the Navy line, cans preferred. BOXING— 4,3,2,1. LOG STAFF— 3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF— 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE —2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Another good man from the " Paradise of the World " , Walley came to N. A. after two years of the free and easy life of Texas A M. Being lucky enough to get into the Fighting Tenth, he didn ' t miss any of the uproars at Canoe U either. He continued his work in track started in college and added weight lifting to his athletic powers. Charles Atlas the second, a real artist at dragging, was always seen in the company of a queen whenever he dragged. Never a slouch in the way of academics, studies came second only to a healthy social life. With always a good word and a helping hand for anyone, Walley made many fast friends and will make more wherever the fates lead him. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLECHASE VARSITY: TRACK 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. IBARRA, ECUADOR Having left the Ecuadorean Naval Academy and his home, a small pictur- esque valley high in the Andes, the closest pal of earth to heaven, Julio came to the Academy confronted with the task of learning a new language and a new people. These tasks he successfully accomplished, therefore putting him well on his way to realize his ambition of working in the diplomatic corps. His wit has been a source of constant enjoyment for his classmates and his acute observation on everyday life will be missed by all who knew him well. He is especially fond of pomp and ceremony, an attribute which has its place in the diplomatic corps. He has spent his summer leaves traveling in Europe, thus he is quite a cosmopolitan person; however, first an Ecuadorean. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE - FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. $ 316 : PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Gus, as he is popularly known by his classmates, comes from the City of Brotherly Love, where he acquired a lot of love for the opposite sex. He ' s an O.A.O. man, has been for nine years, and promises to maintain that status with a certain lovely New Yorker. Before coming to the Naval Academy, he spent two years at Johns Hopkins University, where, besides picking up a knowledge of law, he earned a varsity letter in soccer. He is an active member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and is often irresistibly drawn back to his old college for frat parties. Here, his first love in sports is soccer, with lacrosse next favored. Spectating and speculating also are included in his diversions. Gus ' s warm smile and easy manner have made him lasting friendships. FIELDBALL 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2.1. " Date tcpie . WEATHERFORD, OKLAHOMA Don hails from Weatherford, Oklahoma, and has often said that he had never seen anything larger than a rowboat before he came to the Naval Academy. He had no trouble adjusting himself, however, and by the end of plebe year he had become one of the outstanding members of his class, and had been awarded the title of " The Typical Plebe " . Don was a member of the plebe wrestling team and since has been outstanding in such intra- mural sports as battalion wrestling, company lightweight football, company cross country, and company Softball. Don has shown exceptional leadership qualities, and we are all very sure that this is one Okie who will do O.K. in life no matter what field he enters. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2,1. FOOTBALL -3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. famei. £ctfy zt We CHESTER. VERMONT It ' s a long way from Buckhannon, West Virginia, to Chester, Vermont, but Jim claims both of them as his home town. However, close scrutiny would probably give the edge to Chester as his favorite. He is always willing to extol the merits of the beautiful New England countryside. His six feet six odd inches of height make him one of the tallest man in the Brigade. A pleasant smile and friendly manner are his trademark. He appreciates things like beautiful women, good food, and an occasional hillbilly song. His favorite pastimes include playing a big bass horn and a little barnyard basketball, but he definitely dislikes things like obstacle courses, steeple chase, and green death. BOWLING 2.1. CROSSCOUNTRY VOLLEYBALL — 2. STEEPLECHASE 4,3. BASKETBALL 4.3,2.1. % 317 S (£citfto ' i l exttaid zita,%ct LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY From down around the blue grass hills in Derbyland comes a true Kentucky Colonel. Name: Gaylord Ballard. Gayle has really made his mark at Navy Tech, with a fling at 150 pound football and three years of French Clubbing. The lad has an affinity for money too; he was Treasurer of the Class of ' 54 and business manager of the publication you happen to be read- ing now. Quite an impressive record, but so is the young man that com- piled it. A soft spoken (on most occasions) Southern gentleman, Gayle has the quality of being able to tackle anything and come up with a job well done. The day that Gayle takes into the Fleet the same perseverance and efficiency he has shown at the Academy, Uncle Sam will add another top notch officer to the roster. TENNIS— 3. PING PONG — 3. FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL — 3. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. CLASS TREASURER — 3,2. VARSITY: FOOTBALL— 4. 150-POUND FOOTBALL — 3. MACON, GEORGIA Bing came to the Academy after spending one year at Georgia Tech where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His home is in the heart of Georgia, and his warm and friendly manner is typical of the Southern gentleman. As evidenced by the stars on his full dress, his time was well spent, and his willingness to help endeared him in the hearts of the bilgers. His favorite sport is track and field. He has run the low hurdles and high jumped for the battalion and run cross country for the company. His athletic prowess can be vouched for by the men who ate his dust on the obstacle course each year. With his ambition and determination, he should go far in his chosen profession. TRACK — 3,2,1. WRESTLING " 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY— 2, 1 . FOOTBALL 4,3. FIELDBALL— 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF- 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS— 4. Steven Co tt a,%cfecv 6i NEWARK, DELAWARE One of Steve ' s biggest complaints about the Navy is that there are not any berths for farmers. Raised in the dairy country of Delaware, Steve spent a half year at the University of Delaware. From there he went to Stanton Prep for another semester and then spent a year waiting for his appointment to the Academy. Once here, Steve ' s easy going manner and good humor made a lasting impression on his classmates. The underwater mile was Steve ' s major sport. He probably averaged more time on the sub squad than any other man in the history of the Academy, yet he managed to keep his head above water. We all are proud to have Steve as a classmate. FOOTBALL 4,3,1. STEEPLECHASE — 2. FIELDBALL — 1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. £ 318 EAST MCKEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA Jack claimed Kast McKi i sp n t as his hoi in town hut w: is ready to defend the whole Pittsburgh area. He came to his new home on the Severn after spending a year at Carnegie Tech. While there, it seems he spent more time on the diving team than in the classroom. Those days were hut happy memories when Beaky, as he is known among his intimates, ran into tough going during plebe year. We all had trouble with the upper classes, hut he was also being run by his two big wives. Jack took it all with no strain, saving his energies for golf, liberty, and that O.A.O. His good spirits and friendship are well known to all his classmates. We ' ll all miss Jack and those wild football liberties. bowling 3. football 2,1. varsity: swimming 4. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. GOLF .(.2,1. 7 mku. Suyenc ' Senttecf QUITMAN, GEORGIA Speaking on the light side, one might say that Tom is a true son of the South, a Georgia Cracker, and a Marine at heart. Because of his loyalty to the Southern cause and the Corps he is plagued by " Marching Through Georgia " and " The Marines Hymn " . Navy life was not new to Tom when he entered Usnay as he came to the cozy confines of Crabtown College after a four year hitch in the Fleet. Tom was noted for the array of Southern belles who wrote him faithfully during his four years here. His engaging personality and direct manner and his loyalty and devotion to the ideals of the Corps should carry him far on his way to the top. On graduation day it will be the Navy ' s loss and the Corp ' s gain. CLASS VICE PRESIDENT VARSITY: CREW 4.3. CLASS PRESIDENT — I. HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Another Army Brat saw the light and joined the Brigade of Midshipmen. Since his Dad was in the service, Barry spent most of his youth traveling around from base to base without ever reaching home. Barry is a con- scientious student, not a star man, but in there trying all the way. He is also quite a sports fan. If he is not in the midst of things he is at least on the side lines letting people know he is there with his vocal support. His favorite sports are swimming, golf, and tennis. He excelled in these sports while at Bullis Prep and also here at the Academy. Barry likes music and dancing and all the other things that go into making a well rounded naval officer. PING PONG — 3. GOLF VARSITY: TENNIS 4. 3,2,1. FOOTBALL GOLF 3,2,1. 1. STEEPLE CHASE 3,2. :si .$ i? SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA Beaky made his way out here from the grand old state of Washington but later pulled a dirty trick and moved to California; Washington suffered a great loss, to say the least. Before matriculating at Canoe U, the " ladies ' man " spent a year of glory and sheer livin ' at college, a prominent figure at various social functions. At Sing Sing on the Severn he participated in a variety of company and battalion sports, including 150 lb. touch football and batt boxing. His passions: good Dixieland and beautiful women. On the extra-curricular side of life, the Beak was tops, always ready and able for a good time and, as many will remember, the life of every party; ' specially football games. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. TRACK — 2,1. SAILING — 4,3. BOXING — 2,1. MAYWOOD, CALIFORNIA Another lad from sunny California — God ' s land, that is. While still a happy-go-lucky civilian, Chris spent most of his time either at the beach, playing basketball, or running track; he intends to enjoy life while he can. He came to the trade school after a year at Fullerton Junior College — a very learned man. At Usnay, Chris has yet to miss that 4.0 in math finals - a vain hope to most people. He is also outstanding in the other acs and in company sports, having starred for the company Mighty Mites. Weak- nesses — huge lively parties and Virginia women. Always remembered for his good nature and friendliness, Chris has the determination to make a success of whatever he undertakes. TRACK SOCCER 2. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. -1. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,1. tpit ent ' s4 it toty ucczla THE BRONX, NEW YORK Gil ' s true love has four legs and an inner spring mattress which he calls his kingdom, or a rack. When he is not on his throne he is acting chairman of the Bridge -Players Anonymous Club. His good humor and genial person- ality make him a welcome fourth in any game. While at home he spends his time cutting up the ice rinks. His greatest thrill came from taking honors in the Silver Skates. Although studying is secondary to him, he always ends up starring, and his readiness to help his classmates brings out his unselfish nature. With his high sense of duty he is a great asset to the service, and success will follow whatever path he may choose. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. ■i 320 ■ WASHINGTON, D. C. John hails from Washington, D. C, where he spent a year at George Wash- ington University before coming to the Academy. He has been very active in sports and his hard playing and good sportmanship have made him a uric, .me addition to any team. He has been a key member of many intra- mural sports such as 150 pound football, Softball, and cross country. His likeable personality and keen sense of humor have made him popular where- ever he goes. As far as John ' s plans for the future are concerned, it appears that he is sprouting wings. Whether this decision was influenced by the condition of the ocean during youngster cruise, no one knows. Come graduation, John will be top of the world whether in a cockpit or not. CROSSCOUNTRY -1,2. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. LOG AND SPLINTER STAFFS 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND Glen, the big silent boy from the hills of western Maryland, came to the Naval Academy via Fort Hill High and Yale University where he was a standout on the frosh football team. At Navy Tech he played plebe and batt football, fieldball, and was a red hot cross country man. Glen hates anything to do with steam kits; he can ' t stand bells and waiting around: and he likes to work out on the indoor trampoline. He enjoys those Bal- timore liberties and is a chartered member of the AT AC. He plans to get those wings of gold rather than sail on a wrought iron rowboat. A loyal friend, he will move far up on the ladder of success. FOOTBALL- 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE- 2. BASKETBALL 3. SOFTBALL— 2. FIELDBALL 3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. WOODBURY, NEW JERSEY Larry was one of the few men to enter the Naval Academy right out of high school. Although he stood high in his class here at Navy Tech, he was never one for hitting the books. When the rest of us were hitting the books, Larry could always be found writing his nightly letter to his O.A.O. back in the old home town. His pet peeve was not enough, and not long enough, leave so that he could hit the short trail for home. He was a great asset to the batt football team. He ' ll be a welcome shipmate wherever he goes, with his ability to learn and keen competitive spirit. FOOTBALL 4,3.2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2. 321 $. Kettaet ' Dean ' SunttL CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA Quick and ready with his flashing smile and always willing to have a good time, Ken is known to his many friends as one of those fellows who finds pleasure in anything he does. While at Navy Ken was usually busy with his many activities around the Academy. Besides his academic and sports curriculum, he found time enough to sing in the NA-10 and the Chapel Choir. He also enjoyed the more social side of life as can be proved by the fact that his weekends were usually taken care of by a cute blonde from the Capitol city. When Ken receives his commission, the state of California can boast of having contributed another top-notch officer to the Armed Forces. FOOTBALL — 4,3. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 2,1. foreign languages club — 4,3,2,1. varsity: track — 4,3,2,1. rifle — 4. NA-10— 3,2,1. r ' i ' ZtatttUtt ttexattd i ztdcve£l. tyi. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Ham came to the Academy after attending the University of North Carolina with an open mind and a well formed ambition to become a Naval officer. An action-packed plebe year saw him excel as the pace setter of the walk run E.D. squad. Ham enjoyed giving the plebes dope on Naval history and kindred subjects and never gave up trying to be conversational before breakfast with his comatose wives. Even on the days when the cold Mary- land rain was dripping down his neck on the way to skinny lab, he was glad to be at Annapolis and on his way to the Fleet. The Navy will get another fine officer after graduation. lacrosse — 4,3,2,1. fieldball — 3,2,1. fatHeA. ' Z a.rotct @an4o t. fa. MIAMI, FLORIDA Jim, a native New Yorker, strayed off to Miami where he found a home among the palms — that is, until he went Navy. Enter his abode during study hours, and you need not have fear of interrupting a man busy with books, text books, that is. How he manages to fool the academic depart- ments so consistently is proof of his natural acumen. He worships good bourbon, big steaks, and his wife ' s cigars. His favorite study hour pastime is drawing anything from M type boilers to a hip flask. Jim thinks nothing of running the obstacle course before breakfast, provided he has eight minutes to do it in. Whether it be a destroyer ' s bridge or a paymaster ' s desk, Jim is bound to enjoy life to the fullest because he ' s so full of it. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. FOOTBALL- RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. -4,3,1. SOFTBALL — 4. GYMNASTICS — 2,1. £ :522 MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS Amid the historic atmosphere of Salem, Massachusetts, Charlie set forth upon the highway of life. The constant threat of the old witch jail was too much, however, and Chappie soon escaped to the comparative safety of Marblehead, the yachting center of America. He soon became known for his varied business ventures, but the salt air got the best of him. Chappie came to USNA via the Naval Reserve and D. C. (Sully ' s, of course I. Here at Navy he fitted perfectly into a shell and Rusty ' s plans, as his record with the ' 54 plebe crew will attest. Chappie spent his youngster year at the Navy Annex, and while his broken leg mended, he devised the perfect solution to the " system " which he incorporates in everyday life. radio . electronics club varsity: crew 4,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES TUXEDO PARK, NEW YORK The Duke of Tuxedo Park decided on a Naval career as early as 1944 and plans on being a thirty year man. He attended Millbrook School for six years before entering the Naval Academy. By applying himself diligently plebe year he escaped any demos, only to be fried by an ROTC on youngster cruise. He held down number one position on the company cross country team and would play hockey if the Severn would only freeze over. He is a great reader of historical novels and probably possesses the largest collec- tion of serious records in Bancroft Hall. When at home, he enjoys puttering around in his workshop and cruising around in the wilds of Tuxedo Park. George operates between there and New York City on leave, enjoying the better things of life. TRACK 4,3,2.1. CROSSCOUNTRY 3,2,1. FOOTBALL 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2,1. SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA Shelby came to Bancroft ' s hallowed halls fresh from high school in Spar- tanburg, South Carolina. While in high school he participated in basketball and football. Here at the Academy he confined himself to company and battalion sports plus a few extra-curricular activities. S. V. T., as he is known to his friends, was never one to be wasteful. Anyone who wanted a few thousand rasbuknicks or several hundred feet of string could always get them from his desk. Most of his time was spent writing letters or studying; however, he did his share of dragging. Although well known for his long name, he was also known for a ready smile and a willingness to help a friend. He will go a long way in this man ' s Navy. PING PONG— 3. FOOTBALL 4,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 2. GLEE CLUB 3,2,1. 32:5 $ zir MILLBURN, NEW JERSEY Bill, with a touch of Scotch heritage, is renowned for his ability to hang onto the first three cents he ever earned, probably because he is an avid philatelist. Most people look in Who ' s Who for someone ' s biography; Bill goes to his stamp collection. He always takes a dim view of attempts to use his stamps for postage. He has always been interested in sports and has become proficient in squash and golf. He is a leading man on the chess team and is a bridge enthusiast. Never one to take studying seriously, Bill spends a lot of time in the rack. It looks like Millburn and New Jersey can be justifiably proud of another of their many fine representatives in the service of Uncle Sam. tennis — 3. squash — 3,2,1. cross country— 3. steeplechase — 4. fieldball — 2,1. chess club 4,3,2,1. stamp club— 4,3,2,1. marching band — 4,3,2. varsity: golf — 4. JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY Big John came out of the wilderness of Jersey City to Crabtown and donned the Navy Blue. Renowned for his basketball prowess before entering the Academy, John improved on his reputation during his stay at the Academy. He did a great job on the Navy hardwood squad and left his name in the record books for many of his feats. He is known to everyone for his scoring feats in Dahlgren Hall, but they are overshadowed by his friendliness and ability to stay cool under pressure. John derives a great deal of pleasure out of running his friends, but they all know that under John ' s casual manner lies a big heart. He has many ambitions in life and is endowed with the ability and confidence to fulfill them. He ' ll be a welcome addition to whichever branch of the service he chooses. SOFTBALL — 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. MOBILE, ALABAMA Mobile ' s loss was Crabtown ' s gain as good-natured Rod joined the Brigade. He immediately set about " winning friends and influencing people " with his friendliness and cool, efficient manner. No slouch on the athletic field, Rod is one of the few people who can do almost everything well. Having starred in football and baseball in high school, Rod led many a company sports squad as well as the varsity baseball team to victory. In between all these activities Rod still has time to visit his favorite friend, the rack, and listen to some mad, frantic music. All who know Rod like and admire him and wish him the best of luck in whatever course he sets. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. VARSITY: BASEBALL FOOTBALL 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE SOFTBALL — 2,1. $ 324 t tc ard tacttecvi, ( ccxxccr BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS Where was the good ship Hannah commissioned? Just ask our boy Dick! Being an old sail and fisherman at heart, Dick can readily tell you that the Hannah was commissioned in his own home town which is none other than Beverly, the four garden city. During his leisurely summer months Dick spends his time in the fisherman ' s town of Gloucester where he carouses with the beautiful women on the famous beaches of New England. With all his carousing and mechanized sailing, the tang of salt air got in Dick ' s blood and the never ending carousing became too much for the old salt. It was at this time that our Ancient Mariner decided it was the Navy for him forever. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4. SOFTBALL 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 3,2,1 . MARCHING BAND 4,3. CONCERT BAND 3. VARSITY: TRACK 4. SAUGATUCK, MICHIGAN Norm has often been accused of having a tapeworm or a hollow leg, but actually he just likes Navy chow. His good humor seldom fails, but it is sorely tried on occasions when seconds on chow are scarce or thirds are lacking. Nelson Dumb ' s academic record would reveal that the brain trust of the company expended all his energy on books, but he never let studying interfere with a little time in the rack. He enjoyed television of the World Series, or mathematical computation of the mistakes of the weekly football pollsters. All Norm ' s friends will remember his carefree spirit, sports enthusiasm, and dope sheets prepared before exams in mass production for his trusting classmates verging on the 2.5 line. tennis- 4,3,2,1. steeplechase varsity: soccer 4. 4. FIELDBALL - 3,2,1. SOCCER- 3,2,1. fixattt fiittHtbH ' Dean MISSOULA, MONTANA Arriving from the heart of the Rocky Mountains on June 14, 1950, Grant traded three soft years of Business Administration and Law books for the Navy Blue and a slide rule. Grant originally planned for a short visit of a years duration, but due to certain conditions namely the draft, Korea, and just plain laziness he has remained with us for four years, virtually finding a home in the Navy. Quoting Grant, " The salt water air is really great for the digestion. " While at Usnay he was active in company and batt sports and did his share of enjoying the ever popular sack. When the last cap floats down from the big toss, Grant, provided his vision is not faulty, plans to combine a love of the air and the sea by taking to the Naval Air. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. TRACK 4.3. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF- 4,3,2.1. GYMNASTICS 4. J£—?«u w 7 JOHNSTOWN, NEW YORK Joe hails from the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. His military career began when he entered New York Military Academy in 1946. After graduating in 1948, he decided the Navy was for him, so he enlisted in the Navy. He received an appointment to the Naval Academy from Repre- sentative W. B. Kearney. While at Canoe U, aside from intramural sports, he kept busy with class business, Reception Committee, and the Debating Team. His pet peeve aside from academics was liberty in the town of Annapolis. When asked what service he is entering, his reply is " My course is unplotted; so I do not know where the tide will take me. " FOOTBALL -2. BOWLING — 1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE 4. Pcud rftaa Vait vtct PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA Pat packed away his four stripes earned at Admiral Farragut Academy, and immediately after graduation he entered blindly into his new life at Navy Tech. Although not a Navy Junior, Pat has resided in many parts of this world. He is now from the sunny state of California. Pat never turned into an academic cut but managed to hold his head well above water — especially in his favorite, skinny. His blond hair and good personality gained him a girl in every port from here to the West Coast. Pat plans to enter the Navy after graduation, and it looks as if he is Supply Corps bound. If you ever see Pat he will be in his Cadillac, and we know that whatever he is doing, he will be doing a good job. FOOTBALL- 4. SOFTBALL- 3,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4,2. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Gordie is from many places and of many talents. For lack of a more per- manent address, we will place him from Indianapolis, Indiana, although he has lived in several cities, including Montreal and our own Crabtown. A master of the art of repartee, he is often called on to liven a party or to freshen a bull session with his ready wit. With a body as agile as his mind, Gordie was a star football player in prep school. Too light for college football, he made an ideal crew coxswain at Navy Tech. In his spare time, he lent a hand to designing the class crest and ring. Always versatile, Gordie will be a success in whatever field he chooses to enter after grad- uation. BOXING— 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4. CLASS CREST , RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW 3,2. £ 326 HONOLULU, HAWAII Pete claims most any place on the coasts as home. He came to Navy Tech by way of Admiral Farragut Academy. He was never a slash and somehow managed to beat out the academic department four years in a row. Pete devoted his free life to Kathy but found time for and excelled in water polo, soccer, and the indoor trampoline. He was known around Canoe U for his good humor, dynamic personality, fight with the bulge, and after foot- ball game highballs. He plans to follow his father into Navy Air after graduation. Pete is a terrific guy to have around and has the drive and love for precision which make for a successful naval career. WATER POLO— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 4. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1 . WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Ted is a quiet, easygoing, yet capable of being serious, young lad who came to USNA straight from Wellesley High School. His election to the National Honor Society in high school probably explains why he stands high in the class. His ten year ambition to be a midshipman was fulfilled by a Con- gressional appointment after he had spent eight months in the Reserve and passed up a NROTC scholarship to Rensselaer. In his free time he plays fieldball and lacrosse, but his true love is ice hockey. Ted ' s hatred of week- end watches helped him to become a leading member of the Reception Committee. He likes the system, except for leaves which come when Wellesley College girls are on vacation. Ted should be a success wherever the Navy Department assigns him. LACROSSE -4,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4. FIELDBALL - 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. V x t t TVtttt . Sttiatt WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY Claiming as his podunk the Land of Oranges - New Jersey, of course - Don came to Navy ready to tackle a tough schedule. He could always be found in one of four attitudes —pouring over the Dodger game results; figuring out whether he was starring in every subject; absorbed in a game of tennis, football or bridge; or sound asleep. It was rumored that the Drum and Bugle Corps suspended him during youngster year for his diligently followed hobby of making wise cracks. All girls please note that he demands a great sense of humor and an ability to absorb and return all remarks. An attri- bute to any branch of the armed services, Don will always be found starring in whatever task he may undertake. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TENNIS -2,1. BASKETBALL 4. SOFTBALL 3. FIELDBALL 3. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4,2,1. CHESS CLUB 2,1. 327 i. SBP ?x ztt yxa t St faiee BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON The Louair came to us from Washington State after three years of college in several of the institutions there in God ' s Country. Widely known for his athletic ability, Frank was a standout member of the radiator squad during first term plebe year. Later he placed in one of the shells on the plebe crew team. After his sojourn with crew, Frank turned to company sports and became a standout. One weakness was attracting his wife ' s flames, thus proving himself to be the true continental. Frank was head and shoulders above everyone at all the social affairs on liberties with his six foot three frame. With his ambition and drive, Frank is bound for success in his chosen career. FOOTBALL — 2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4. SduMtd a exf £ tter M LEVITTOWN, NEW YORK Emo claimed to be from the thriving metropolis of Levittown, New York. After spending a hectic year at the New York State Maritime College, Ed decided that Navy Tech was the place for him. Although baseball and cross country took up most of his time in high school, sailing became his pet. Ed received his yawl command during plebe year, but later dinghies became his specialty. While not out on the Severn, he was either racking out or playing a strenuous game of handball. Although not a star man, Ed stood in the upper third of his class. Those who knew him well hold Ed in high esteem as a sincere and loyal companion, and his friendship is one of his most valued possessions. SAILING VARSITY -3. FOOTBALL- SAILING — 2,1. 4. HANDBALL — 3,2,1. SQUASH — 4. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ' Dean M it x t £tvi t VINTON, IOWA If there ' s one man who is toeing the line and yet standing a half pace behind the rest of his squad, you can bet it ' s smiling Dean, who has the daily drugery of walking around with a pair of two ton displacement boats covering his dainty little flappers. The first few weeks of a semester find Dean appre- hensive and worried about his grades which range from 3.7 to 3.9. Clem Ervin has long been kidded about his cow farm outside some podunk called Vinton, Iowa, but nobody takes a joke better than this likeable guy. Eye strain from trying to focus femmes at about four hundred yards has enabled Dean to be certain that he will find his home in the Supply Corps. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 4,3. GOLF — 2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. $ 328 ' Petei etttaid ?iedten,. f%. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Although born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ptte makes his home in San Diego, California. He attended St. Augustenic High School for four years where he lettered in football and baseball. He also played basketball and sandlot baseball on the side. His first intention was to attend the University of California upon graduation, but his father convinced him that the Naval Academy was his best bet. In preparation for the Academy Pete prepped at Wyoming Seminary, where he discovered women at the age of eighteen. While at the Academy he lettered in plebe football and made the varsity squad during spring practice of his plebe year. Pete now spends most of his time trying to write letters. FOOTBALL — 4,3. VOLLEYBALL- 3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL SOFTBALL 4,2,1. 4. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. SOCCER 3,2,1. Scott IRay ' padt i SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA Scott came to Navy Tech from the Louisiana bayous in the deep, deep South. It was no use debating the Civil War with Scott, for he knew every battle and its results as well as the generals and their plans of attack. Brigade- wide recognition was achieved by Scott from his Dali-like football posters. Compiling one of the highest scores of the class in Ml rifle firing plebe summer, he was a cinch for the varsity rifle team. Scott was a familiar sight with his guitar at company parties or in his room, and he used his southern accent to advantage with the fair damsels. With his pleasing personality and quick wit, Scott will be sure to be well liked in whatever service he chooses. CROSS COUNTRY 1,3,2.1. DRUM BUGLE CORP3 VARSITY: RIFLE 4,3.2,1. -4,3,2,1. STAMP CLUB —3. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Hailing from the sunny state of California, Fry decided to follow his father ' s footsteps and don the Navy blue. After finishing his prepping at Episcopal Academy he was ready to take anything the Navy planned to hand him in academics. During his stay at Navy he was busy with swimming and lacrosse. He was an outstanding member of the batt swimming team which copped the Brigade championship. Some will remember him for his per- sistence in getting subscriptions for the Trident Magazine. He did not do much dragging, but when he did he was always a member of the flying squadron. In spite of his six foot four, he hopes to cram himself into a submarine some day. TENNIS 4. SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING — 4,3. LACROSSE 3,2,1. 329 $ D Htatet 7ft ztt eev pcctt z H BRONXVILLE, NEW YORK Home for the Dubba is anywhere he hangs his hat, but originally it was Bronxville. There he attended Iona Prep and was outstanding in athletics, being selected to the all-metropolitan team in football. He spent a year at Wyoming Seminary, and then on to Navy where he became a valuable member of the varsity football team for three years. Endowed with a good personality and a sense of humor, his prowess as a teller of tall tales was soon known throughout the Brigade. His ready grin and gregarious nature won him many friends throughout Bancroft Hall. Singing and playing a uke are among his favorite pastimes. Don is a great competitor and success will come quickly after graduation. FOOTBALL — 3. HANDBALL — 2,1. VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 4. FOOTBALL -- 4,3,2,1 . tf icUd living, ( cutei. fli. LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE Smoke wasn ' t long in acquiring his new nickname when he arrived at the Academy. Immediately after taking the oath of a midshipman in Memorial Hall, he lit a cigarette and puffed leisurely away. It didn ' t take long for a nearby officer to set him straight, and a star was born. Smoke came to Canoe U from the snow capped peaks of the White Mountains in New Hampshire via Hamilton College. An outstanding athlete in high school, he found time to participate in various sports at Navy, including squash, fieldball, and track. Wherever you found a good time you could usually find Smoke in the middle of it. He made many friends and was well known throughout the Brigade. Whatever branch of the Navy he decides to enter, success will be sure and quick in coming. TRACK — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. SQUASH — 3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 4. 7 r Sax tt t icea ft? SYRACUSE, NEW YORK Nottingham High School of Syracuse plus two years at St. Lawrence Uni- versity, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, was the road traveled by Terry to Navy. Recreational time found Terry ' s room filled with Dixieland jazz, the Charleston, and that ever-present smile and good humor. Terry was always sports minded; he earned letters in three major sports in high school and two in college. Recurrent knee injuries inhibited his athletic career at USNA; his attentions were diverted to academics and lacrosse. Terry ' s aiming for the Judge Advocate General but will settle for a set of shining wings while waiting for his gavel. We all know that either flying or smiling at his endless string of girls, Terry will come through a winner. WRESTLING — 4. BOXING — 3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE — 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. LACROSSE — 4. $ 330 r T. — CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE Howard LeRoy Hall was born in Monterey, Tennessee, in 1931. When he was five, his family moved to Crossville, Tennessee, where Howie remained through his high school days. Upon graduating in 1949, Howie joined the Navy, taking his " boot " in San Diego and progressing to Aviation Elec- tronics Technician school at Memphis. After two months there he entered NAPS at Newport, Rhode Island, and entered the Naval Academy in June of 1950. While at the Academy he has been an avid crew enthusiast, cox- swaining the plebe crew at the National Regatta at Marietta, Ohio, in June of 1951. A confirmed hillbilly at heart, Howie is a regular listener for the many hillbilly programs so common on Annapolis radio stations. In fact, his prime ambition is to settle in the mountains. ping pong 4,2. boat club- 4,3. engineering club — 3. varsity: crew 4,3,2,1. Tl ,oui4. eony Mantel tff PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA From the haze of Allegheny County comes this outspoken gent with the brush haircut: After playing American Legion baseball and chucking south- paw passes as quarterback for his high school football team in Pittsburgh, Lou made the trip down to Crabtown to try the big time. He really went over with a bang, fancy -dancing around first base for the varsity and playing a lot of football for the ol ' third battalion. Mr. H. has a soft spot in his heart for steaks, good movies, and occasional flying trips home. He readily defends himself against those who insist that everyone in Pittsburgh wears head lamps. Never taking a great strain with the books, Lou has gotten by with better-than-average success which is nothing compared to what awaits him after graduation. FOOTBALL - 3,2. CROSS COUNTRY 4. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL — 4,3,2,1. ferry £. i% ztHUto«t HYSHAM, MONTANA Hysham, Montana, was small but did have a high school from which Jerry graduated and on whose basketball team he played, lettering two years. Jerry joined the Navy in 1948 and went to ET School in San Francisco, where he was stationed when he received his appointment to the Academy. He started his career at the Naval Academy with distinction, being the one thousandth plebe sworn in in the Class of 1954. Jerry has a swell person- ality and was easy to get along with. Of course, Jerry was very capable of throwing his weight around in the plebe class, and did. He was an active participant in most athletics at the Academy. Although he was not a professional I varsity material he was not an amateur either. PING PONG 4. BASKETBALL 4. FIELDBALL 3.2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. 33] .J. !M 1 iacent " Pacit %a%t. $%. AT LARGE Being born in Pennsylvania and residing in Nevada and Arizona gave Vince claim to several homes, the most recent being Casa Grande, Arizona. Always fond of warm dry weather, Crabtown didn ' t offer much to Vince in the way of comfort. Lab periods, dago, and those inevitable p-rades didn ' t help matters either. Looking for a good deal can get to be a habit as he can tell you. A love for the rack and the radio always proved to be an academic downfall for Vince. With flying in his blood it isn ' t any wonder that his main interest should be just that. Woe to the plebe who couldn ' t answer, " Who is Mike Hammer, Mister? " This was Vince ' s sideline. The service will gain another fine officer after graduation. sailing 4,3. cross country - varsity: gymnastics — 4,3,2,1. GYMNASTICS 2,1. IR.tctuzict l tdyaxct i%ei%tte f HILO, HAWAII Dick left the surf-boarding, spear fishing, and hula girls of Hilo, Hawaii to give the midcoolies a break. Like Mauna Loa, he ' s always errupting with some wise crack, dispelling the darkness we pass through. A versatile athlete, he never did make the radiator squad. With all of his capers, we know him to be a man of steady character and firm convictions and capable of sound judgment. He always had a good time regardless of the Executive Department or a stilted party. He ' s afraid of O.D. ' s, girls, and Pogo ' s not being elected president. His many friends will always remember him as the likeable, happy, steady guy they knew and enjoyed for four years. He will be a success in any field of endeavor. WATER POLO— 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL VARSITY: SWIMMING — 4. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. CENTRAL CITY, PENNSYLVANIA Out of the hills of Pennsylvania, via the white-hat route, came Harv. Never burdened by academics, he spent a great deal of his time studying wine, women, and a trumpet, all of which he handled quite well. As a company cross country man he was seldom beaten, finishing as top man in the Brigade plebe year. No slouch on the tennis courts either, he turned in many a fine performance there. Hobbies included listening to classical music, inter- rupted occasionally by a Pennsylvania polka, and building various electrical gizzes, cleverly concealed from those who might disapprove. His pet peeves were reveille (bells! bells! bells!), curry of veal (Bancroft style 1, and women who said, " No! " Always courteous and thoughtful, Harv will be well received wherever the service may take him. TENNIS — 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 1. £ 332 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Dave ' s perpetual joking helped make the Academy a happier place for all who knew him. The center of attraction (well, at least he made many a midshipman and officer look twice when he had his hair shaved completely off), Dave was interested in photography and electricity and spent many hours pursuing knowledge and practice in those fields. He especially en- joyed tinkering with juice, but between scientific experiments he could be found playing handball, the uke, or a joke on an innocent passer-by. His most-used instruments were his volt meter, screwdriver, and toothbrush brushed his teeth constantly. Dave was a serious guy at he art though, and his sincerity, thoughtfulness, and courtsey will make him a welcome friend wherever he may go. TRACK 3. CROSSCOUNTRY 3,2. CHOIR - 1 . PHOTO CLUB— 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 2. RADIO . ELECTRONICS CLUB 1. FLORAL PARK, NEW YORK George is quite proud of the fact that he was born in Brooklyn, the home of the Dodgers. Prior to his entrance into the Academy he spent two years at Hofstra College, Long Island. His hobby is astronomy and he has built his own reflecting telescope. George ' s taste in reading runs along two lines, Naval history and science fiction. During his youngster year George started work on a Naval war game to beat all other war games. In order to play, however, it takes about eight umpires and several secretaries to keep the proceedings straight. Other interests of George ' s are home movies and music. He is also an avid football fan. As to his naval career George says he is a thirty year man. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB —4. IRa ext 7%attex. ettei, DENVER. COLORADO The corridors of Mother Bancroft for four long years have echoed with Bob ' s favorite greeting, a hearty and simple " Hi " . Star-man Herres is a product of East High in Denver, Colorado, where he made quite a mark for himself. According to R. T., that metropolis of the Rockies is second only to heaven, and he really has a convincing argument. Around the campus, Bob ' s favorite diversions have included shooting a mean rifle for the varsity club, building ship models, frequenting that lovely place known as the rack, and planning what to do about all those women. He won ' t set any swim- ming records, but Bob tried to win the demo contest youngster year. His seemingly effortless way of doing things is bound to give Uncle Sam a top notch officer. We ' ll all be pulling for a great guy to make good in a great profession. FOOTBALL 4. TRACK — 4. TENNIS— 3. VARSITY: RIFLE 4,3,2,1. 333 .£ !W ' David IQattdatt " i cn te PORTLAND, OREGON A native Texan who was transplanted to the north woods of Oregon, Dave has the easy manner of a plains man, the driving strength of a woodsman. He is full of energy, always on the go, or engrossed in some project to the exclusion of all other things. Studies never were among those projects. He has done his share to better the Academy athletics and activities. He was prominent in 150 lb. football, boxing, lacrosse, sub squads, and batt sports. His big likes are sports, good food, music, books, and of course a girl. His abundant energy, friendliness, and imagination will make him a success anywhere. These qualities coupled with his initative and sincerity will carry him far in his service career. lacrosse — 2. track — 4,3. football — 4. steeple chase — 2. boxing — 4,3,2,1. foreign languages club — 4,3,1. varsity: crew — 3. HOUSTON, TEXAS This Texas city slicker, if there ' s such an animal, had quite a relaxing stay during his four years at the Trade School. Blackdog — how he got the name nobody knows -found out early in the game that girls and books don ' t mix; so he didn ' t waste any time concentrating his talents on the latter. Aside from his social life, Al kept himself occupied reading books on the super- natural that even Buck Rogers wouldn ' t believe, building model airplanes, and upholding the third battalion tradition of running plebes. When it came to sports our Texas he-man could be found quarterbacking the bat- talion football team, which just for the record has only won one game during Al ' s first two years at the helm. football — 4,3,2,1 . model club — 1. TRACK — 4. TENNIS — 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY 4. WESTBROOK, MAINE From the stern and rockbound coast of Maine comes our favorite, Mick. Anybody who knows Mick will readily agree that they find him as tacit as the rockbound coast and as unyielding in his convictions of the ways in which to enjoy life. Coming from an Army family, Mick was lucky enough to have the world open its portals to him and allow him to travel far and wide in his leisurely years. How did the call of the sea ever come to our traveler? On one of his long itineraries across the vast Pacific Ocean Mick saw how much the Navy enjoyed life upon the endless seas and decided to become one of the nation ' s few chosen professional mariners on the Severn. BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. PHOTO CLUB — 4. $ 334 ■ if PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Passing up many athletic scholarships at other institutes of learning, Ned brought his hardwood wizardry and big heart: from his beloved Philadelphia to Annapolis. Since that time, both have earned him lasting friendships. Beneath his casual and carefree manner lie a deep sincerity and goodness which have been an example for all to see and admire. Starting varsity since his youngster year, Ned ' s as much at home on a court as he is telling a group of enthusiastic listeners one of his wild experiences. Besides carving a worthy and honorable career for himself, Ned ' s main ambition in life is to cultivate as many friendships as possible. varsity n club— 3,2,1. varsity: basketball 4,3,2,1. eHMf gutte ?S rtC 11 EPPING, NEW HAMPSHIRE Luckily, the Navy has plenty of mechanical gadgets to assist in its work. Like civilian gadgets, they need repairs and improvements, and if this were not so, a Navy career would lose some of its appeal to Henry. He is never completely happy unless he has something to take apart. Anything will do, but clocks and autos held the most fascination as a hobby. A New Hamp- shire Yankee, he is really in his element when rolling through the New England countryside in a restored antique Model T Ford touring car. Here at Annapolis he has made many friends by his willingness to prescribe for their ailing watches and electric razors. He has played company soccer and volleyball and sun bathes whenever and wherever he can. He also enjoys swimming, provi ded there is not a time trial involved. sailing — 4,3. steeplechase — 4,3,2,1. soccer — 4,3,2,1. volleyball — 3. boat club — 4,3. foreign languages club — 4,3. CHICAGO. ILLINOIS Bill claims Chicago as his home town and Hirsch High School as his alma mater. While at Hirsch, Bill was a member of the basketball, baseball, and swimming teams. After entering the Academy, Bill continued his athletic career in basketball and also took up the American Indian game of lacrosse. Possessed of a genial disposition and an even temperament, Hoovie has a pleasant word for everyone. His favorite dish is a thick, juicy steak, nothing else, just steak. He finds infantry drill much to his disliking, and he does not stand alone. Being a midshipman is the fulfillment of one of Bill ' s boyhood dreams and his diversified abilities will make him an asset to Uncle Sam upon graduation. LACROSSE- 2. SOFTBALL — 4. VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. LACROSSE 3,2,1. 333 I WASHINGTON, D. C. Although Tom was born in Virginia he claims D. C. as his home. He came to Navy following a year at Bullis and a short hitch in the Army. A real party man, he is well known throughout the Brigade for his dancing ability. Any night of the week during leave he can be seen " cutting the Rug " of some of the better clubs of Washington. Among his dislikes are the obstacle course, company steeple chase, and wild women. A large percentage of his time is spent in the rack or writing his O.A.O. Summers find him traipsing from coast to coast in quest of adventure. Intelligent and shrewd, Tom knows what he wants in life and should be extremely successful. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. FIELDBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS A true son of Annapolis, Jon was born here in pre-New Deal days. We cannot be sure that his lullaby was Blue and Gold but it has been rumored that many a Wednesday afternoon nap was disturbed by Anchors Aweigh. The Hurt invasion of Deutschland in ' 47 wasn ' t as dramatic as the one of ' 44 but its effects were as far reaching. He fancies himself as a ladies ' man but what they see in that bag of bones is beyond normal comprehension. It ' s not that he ' s thin, you realize, he ' s just Gandhi, incognito, in Navy blue. It ' s those other cuts that he can ' t stand, you know, the ones who work out the whole prob before the prof says begin. Skinny considers himself en- lightened but really likes the system. John ' s famous for not forever trying to buck the system. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE - 4. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN RELATION S CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 4,3,2,1. INDOOR TRACK— 4,3,2,1 . CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3,2,1. HILTON VILLAGE, VIRGINIA Charlie hails from the thriving metropolis of Hilton Village, Virginia. Everyone likes Charlie. His good nature when things are rough bolsters the spirits of all around him. He is a hard worker who never gives up on any project he has set out to accomplish. People are attracted by his friendliness. Charlie ' s fondness for Virginia is only exceeded by his great love of parties, wine, and women. Charlie successfully fooled the academic departments for four years and his one fervent hope was to see his name in the Lucky Bag in the graduating class of ' 54. His effervescent humor and good natured cooperation form the attributes necessary for success. The Navy is gaining a fine officer. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 2,1. FIELDBALL — 3. He! £ 336 Sdcvard f¥cc$,6e4. flac d-an. tyi. SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA It was Washington and Lee ' s loss and Navy ' s gain when the blond southern gentleman from Shreveport, Louisiana, traded his Sigma Nu pin to join the ranks of the Fifty Four Fraternity. This was Ed Jackson, a guy whose broad smile and unending wit kept many of his classmates in good humor. Wherever good times were to be had, Ed could always be counted on for his infectious laugh and ready wit to make the party a success. As versatile on the athletic field as he was in class activities, Ed was successful in every- thing that he did. To as fine a guy as one could ever know, we, his class- mates, wish him the very best of luck and success in the future. LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 3. CROSSCOUNTRY STAMP CLUB- -4,3,2,1. VARSITY: soccer 4. -2. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2,1 f}a t " Paul flatten, tyi. DARIEN, GEORGIA Although people find it hard to believe, he really is John Paul Jones. No, no relation to the father of our Navy. He swam for dear old Canoe U and also went out for water polo. He is conscientious in his athletic training and gives up smoking entirely during the swimming season, thanks to the iron wills of his wives. They won ' t give him any cigarettes. He is also very serious about dieting, and succeeds with great effort in gaining only two or three pounds a season. Wine, women, and song are also taboo for a swimmer, so John stops singing from October till March. This jolly south- erner goes his smokeless starving, silent way, determined upon a service career. WATER POLO 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING— 4,3. VARSITY: SWIMMING —4,3,2,1. I icftniittct ' Kenneth ' Kelty, tyr. MAPLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY Along about 1985 when someone mentions Dick Kelly, the response will probably be, " Wasn ' t he the swimmer out of ' 54? This is natural enough since he has given many strokes of his life to the pursuit of being more fish-like and also, naturally enough, he ended up on the varsity team. Dick also has other time-consuming hobbies. Color photography is his delight. He has a mountain of shots from Bill the Goat to Harry Truman. A letter or a visit from that certain girl sure does wonders, too, as Richmond will attest! No mean hand as a sailor, this Jerseyite is what might be termed a musical half high brow. Enjoying life is his main occupation, and with Dick it ' s vice versa, too. WATER POLO 4. SWIMMING 4,3. BOAT CLUB — 4. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. 337 $ atvxence . Ufnt yaci ' Kitty DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA After graduating from high school in Deadwood, deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Larry enlisted in the Navy. From ' 48 to ' 50 he spent his time learning how the Navy managed to keep everything so clean — on the other end of a swab. By the time he reached Annapolis he had made many friends, learned a lot about life, and swabbed many decks. During his stay at the Academy he not only deepened his pride in the old alma mater but also grew to like very much the Chesapeake Bay country and the people thereabout. He was active in golf, crew, and several company sports. What success and pleasure he had at the Academy he attributes to the wonderful companionship of his liberty partner. BOWLING — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. GOLF SOFTBALL — 3,1. SOUND UNIT — 4. VARSITY: CREW — 4. 3,1. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA Dick ' s home town is in Lancaster. He was known at the Academy for his football and wrestling prowess. Dick is extremely popular among his classmates. His luck in avoiding the clutches of the Executive Department is well known. Dick ' s midnight voyages have escaped unnoticed by those in authority. He has a wild streak in him, and will do anything on a dare. Nothing worries this young lad, and his quick thinking actions, both around the Academy and on extracurricular excursions, have been demonstrated many times. But despite Dick ' s love of fun and parties, he has all of the necessary qualities of leadership. His keen wit, magnetic personality, and jovial sense of humor will carry young Richard far. TRACK ' varsity: FOOTBALL 2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,2,: WRESTLING — 4. YORK, PENNSYLVANIA Fred came to the Academy directly from high school with a store of accom- plishments forecasting his future success at Navy. However, after plebe year Fred confined himself to sports on the company level. He was a jack of all trades athletically, with basketball perhaps rating as his forte. Aca- demically, Fred was equally versatile, hitting all subjects on the same high level. On the social side of the ledger Fred was never known to shy away from wine, women, and song. Fred aspires someday to being a Naval attache; France preferably. Why France? Because among other things Fred has a rich French heritage including his uncle, Admiral Nomy, of the French Navy. We are sure his Academy successes will insure him a fruitful career. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4. £ .538 rr r AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS Two years at Severn added the finishing touches to prepare Fred for the grind of middie life. To Navy Tech Fred brought many talents. The major part of his athletic abilities were spent on lacrosse and 150 lb. football. Quickly fascinated by anything mechanical, he was quick to grasp the most complicated components of any machine. Somehow Fred always seemed to attract the fairest of the fairer sex, and his dry humor made him the life of any party. Music was one of the numerous subjects in which he was well enlightened. Little need be said of his magnetic personality, for his many friends speak well of this fact. Judging from his accomplishments at the Academy Fred should be a success in any field he enters. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2,1. varsity: lacrosse 4,3,2,1. 150-LB. football 3. tyardatt (fa arct ' Kaafri. RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK After spending a year and a half as a white hat, Pete, as he was known, came to Navy via NAPS. At the Academy his sharp wit, jovial manner, and willingness to lend a helping hand soon won Pete many friends and admirers. Studies came as strictly no strain which gave him plenty of time for outside interests. Maybe it was his early Navy career, but Pete really went for the joe pot. Many an afternoon one could hear, " Anyone going out for a cup of joe? " ring through a certain corridor of the fifth wing. Hunting, fishing, and cheering for his beloved Yankees were strong interests that helped divide up his spare moments. Regardless of the service he enters, Pete, with his drive, ambition, and friendly manner, can ' t miss. WATER POLO 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL- 4. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. V HAMBURG, NEW YORK Willy comes to us from a little burg in the Empire State where he prepped in the local learning factories for twelve years. He brought with him a cheerful smile, and an enviable sense of humor, as well as a carefree attitude that has won great praise among his classmates. Not unlike most of us he found cruises a pain, second class summer the best, academics more than annoying, liberties wonderful, and girls but definitely. A calm, easy going young man, except immediately after reveille, he possesses a trait of making friends easily. Aviation is Willy ' s ambition, but we all know that his carefree manner combined with a keen ability to make friends easily will bring him success in whatever brand of life he chooses. STEEPLE CHASE- 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3. 339 $ SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA Like a great number of his classmates Les came to Canoe U via Fleet ap- pointment. Prior to his two years of active service, he basked in the sun at Santa Cruz, California. A subdued practical jokester at heart, Les knows how to play a joke, and better yet, how to take one. Athletically he is not a star, but he can be counted on to give a creditable performance in a number of sports. Although Les likes California women best, he did his share of dragging here at Navy. Another of his more solid pastimes was playing bridge. His pleasing personality and his ability to adapt himself to any situation will carry him far in his chosen field whatever it be, sub- marines or Navy air. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. ' Davtct cttvia u cutii- COLEBROOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE A sunny June morning found Dave entering the gates of Navy Tech for the first time, having arrived by dog sled express from the northern wastes of New Hampshire. Dave ' s thorough preparatory training at the famous Colebrook Academy made him feel well fortified for the future. Needless to say Dave proved to be a model plebe who even behaved himself on those life-saving Baltimore football weekends. Besides this, Dave has always been a true friend who would be glad to listen to everyone ' s troubles, as well as hand out free cigarettes and clothing to his classmates. An ardent interest in his academic program has not prevented Dave from participation in intramural sports and enjoying many dragging weekends. BOWLING -4,3,2,1. PING PONG — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY-4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. f PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS On June 14, 1950, the Naval Academy beheld a sight such as has been seldom seen on its ultra conservative campus. Lou Long, from deep in the heart of Texas, appeared complete with cowboy boots and satin shirt. That memorable day the entire messhall resounded with a " Hi Yo Silver " when Lou entered. It will be a long time before Lou can forget that day. A student of philosophy, religion, and many other subjects as well as the curricula at the Academy, Lou has accumulated more knowledge than many of his classmates; even the plebes vouch for that. Being one of the best liked members of the Class of 1954, Lou has found it practically impossible to make an enemy, a fact which all who have known him will verify. BASKETBALL- 4. FIELDBALL 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 2. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MARCHING BAND — 4,3. £ 310 i! ; -T. — HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA Wally is one of those almost extinct specimens a native Californian. He was born in the home of the stars, Hollywood, California. A graduate of Belmont High School, he entered upon his service career by enlisting in the Navy. An appointment to the Naval Academy by his Congressman re- sulted in assignment to the Naval Academy Prep School. One of the super accelerated boys he had to try again the following year. Since ar- riving at Canoe U he has been associated with the Hop Committees, having been chairman of the Ring Dance Committee a job, time consuming but rewarding. Flying is a mania with this young man in blue. Along with flying he managed to play squash for the Fighting Tenth. STEEPLECHASE — 3. FIELDBALL — 2. SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE 3,2,1. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE 3,2,1 . VARSITY: SQUASH 4. MACON, GEORGIA Born and reared in the Peach State, Jake came to the Naval Academy having prepped at Marion Military Institute. Steeped in southern traditions, he gradually adjusted himself to the ways of military life, contented with dreams of mint juleps and southern belles. His main sports were lacrosse and football; however, he was always active in company activities and sports. His wit and sense of humor brightened many dull moments in and around the fifth wing. When asked if he were dragging the coming weekend - came the invariable reply — " Does the sun come up in the East? " The will to win and constant plugging offset his troubles with the skinny de- partment and made him certain to realize his ambitions for Navy wings. FOOTBALL — 4,3. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE- 4,3,2. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Severn School ' s gift to the Brigade was also the Navy ' s gift to the fairer sex. A Marine Junior, Bob ' s good looks, charm, and wonderful sense of humor have caused many a feminine heart to flutter. However, his main interests at Navy Tech have been gymnastics, lacrosse, and wrestling. After his indoctrination, Bob still shudders when he thinks of Forms " W " and plebe year. Possessing a stubborn st reak a mile wide, he balanced this tendency with his quiet even temperament. Being LOG and Splinter representative gave him his biggest headaches, and Tecumseh always re- ceived his pennies before skinny exams. Well liked by all his classmates. Bob will succeed in whatever the future holds for him. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. SPLINTER STAFF 2. VARSITY: LACROSSE GYMNASTICS 4,2. LOG STAFF — 2. GYMNASTICS 311 £ II o vit ' 7iav -± 7H viti t PROSPECT PARK, PENNSYLVANIA Bob follows his brother, Ben ( ' 46) as the second member of the family to go through the Academy. Bob attended prospect Park High School and the Hill School before entering the Academy. While at high school and prep school, he was outstanding in football and track. Here at the Academy, Bob has continued his football and track and added the Class Ring Com- mittee and French Club to his activities. Academically, Bob believes whole heartedly in the Martin method of horizontal study . " Live well and grow old gracefully. " The Executive Department virtually received no business from Bob as he had timely good behavior. Bob sees his future as being a permament steam prof. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. TRACK — 4,3,2,1. WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND After a wild, riotous year of college life at Brown University in Rhode Island, Bob casually heeded a suggestion that he take the entrance exams to USNA. However, upon strolling through Gate 2, as a civilian, never to return a civilian again, he began to wonder if things were so casual after all. But he couldn ' t fight ' em, so he sent his white bucks home and joined ' em. And joined in a big way; a couple of stars for that full dress, an imposing record as a bowler, and a persistent voice (he later became director of the Catholic Chapel Choir). It was a long pull but graduation day sent an able man out into the service in the person of Bob McCaffrey. BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. PING PONG — 3. CROSS COUNTRY- CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. ettfatttCa " David ' ?7tc(2ct6(U t i.. Q%. SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA Ben came from Salisbury, North Carolina and brought with him to An- napolis (via Bullis Prep I an excellent record, which included all-state in football. He represents the true southern gentlemen and is well known by his classmates for his frequent crushes on one of the opposite sex. While Ben is a hard worker, he always maintains enough time for his all-around ability in sports. Injuries during plebe year prevented him from playing any more football. The Navy is gaining a fine officer who is very popular with his classmates and, through his hard work, has gained their respect. Ben, with his winning personality and his fine executive ability, can always be counted upon for a good job or suggestion. FOOTBALL — 4,3. WRESTLING- 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 4. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. FOOTBALL 4. £ :M2 K ' t? r- ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA Bruce was horn in Madrid, Spain, in 1929. He attended schools in various places, starting in New York, and progressing through England, Maine, and Nova Scotia, to Andover in Massachusetts for the completion of his second- ary education. This was followed by two years at Princeton. Dave be- came restless, however, and served as an enlisted man in the Navy for two years. He was being trained as a Fire Cont rolman when he elected to come to the Naval Academy by way of NAPS. Since entering the Academy, Dave has been active in the Glee Club, the Chapel Choir, and has taken part in Musical Club productions. In addition, he has found time to par- ticipate in such fatiguing sports as bowling and table tennis. SAILING 4. BOWLING 3,2,1. PING PONG 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1 CHOIR 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. GLEE CLUB 4,3,2,1. (tamei. fiance , THc UC PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Jim, a sturdy Irish lad with a 6 ' 4° frame, came to Canoe U to learn as much as possible with the least amount of effort. He has succeeded admirably in holding this effort to a minimum. His one concession to organized athletics is company basketball. Cross country, steeple chase, and the obstacle course are all held in abject loathing and rank little higher than the Yankees an Army in his opinion. He is noted for his benevolence toward that sub-human form of life known as the plebe, and he has come to be known far and wide as the Great White Father of the fourth class. All in all he is a fine person with a sincere desire to make the service a career FOOTBALL - HANDBALL -3. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3. 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL —4,3,2,1. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Nine years ago Bob took up the sport of sailing. Between racing in Comets and Knockabouts he managed to work in an occasional moonlight cruise. A strong love for the sea and a lifetime of experience with it cultivated a deep desire to sail on larger vessels; so he packed his bags and took off for Severn Tech. Throughout his sojourn here, he has waged a constant battle against academics. The formation bell always found him completing one last hyperbola or still deeply engrossed in Dutton. After hours were always spent down at the dinghy wharf either winning one by a large margin or fishing himself out. In years to come when the raconteurs gather together and old tales be retold, we ' ll all look back and remember his ready Irish smile. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. BOAT CLUB- 4,3,2,1 . VARSITY: SAILING 4,3,2,1. 343 $. GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO Whipper, who hails from Colorado, was constantly making a joke out of Maryland ' s " winter. " He was sports-minded and participated actively in anything one can name. A good plebe year left its mark on him to uphold the third battalion reputation of " Plebe Ho " . He was always ready for a party and was usually the life of it. Mac clashed more frequently with the Executive than the academic department. His best times at the Academy were leave and football liberties. One big weakness — " Juicy Fruits " in a movie. A constant kidder but serious-minded when the time calls for it. Bill was respected by all who came in contact with him, and will be a sure success in whatever he chooses to follow in the future. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 2,1. HANDBALL — 2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3. NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA After two years of college life, Mac trekked northward for a crack at the Navy life. Not seeing eye to eye with the Steam Department as to the proper method for drawing a straight line slowed him down some, but the thought of another plebe year was enough to pull him through. Another tribulation was the sub squad for Mac liked his water with ice cubes and coming out of a shower best. Never hard to please, he was happiest pound- ing his pillow or dragging the O.A.O. Even though hygiene was the only subject Mac ever starred in, he always rated a 4.0 with his classmates for his remarkable brand of southern humor. With his pleasing personality and easy going manner, success for him is just another shoulder board away. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3,2. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2. ALLENDALE, NEW JERSEY Cinc-Fourth-Deck, in command of the infamous staff of self-appointed seven stripers and above, is well known in the higher circles of Armed Forces brass. His stern-faced, uncompromising, intolerant leadership has been an ideal example for his followers of the doctrine of regulation— right or wrong, but regulation. Toward the serious side, Steve ' s good humored manner was a source of light during the blackest of dark ages for all who knew him. An extremely popular person, exceptional all round athlete, and well above average bookman, Steve will be an asset to any organization he joins, es- pecially if a reg book is the final word. LACROSSE— 2,1. FOOTBALL— 3. STEEPLECHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 3. varsity: baseball — 3,4. BASKETBALL FIELDBALL 3. FOOTBALL — 4. LACROSSE — 3,2,1. £ 344 f}o6,tt Daccyta,i. Tltee att UTICA, NEW YORK Jack came to us from Utica, New York, where he managed to survive the rigors of twelve years of education. A year and one half at R. P. I. with the NROTC provided an excellent background for Jack and laid the found- ations for pleasure spent plebe and youngster years. Almost any afternoon or evening would find Jack behind the mouthpiece of a trombone or bugle. A wide range of musical activities kept him aloof from the books most of the time but never seemed to phase his par grades. He is the master of a well rounded personality as well as musical talent which account for his many friends and casual life. His ambitions may stray, but rest assured that whatever field he may choose, it will profit greatly by his wide and amiable character. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB SHOW -4,3,2,1. NA-10 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT 4. ' Dtotatct faiuei. THcyet ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Don, who calls Rochester, New York, his home port, came wandering down to Crabtown several years back to give life at Navy a whirl. He brought with him an insatiable desire for wine, women, and song, in that order. Since then, when not actually on liberty, Don could be found in his rack either planning for the next big liberty or silently wondering what happened on the last one. Somehow he managed to slip in a few classes between liberties; and never being one to let trivialities like academics destroy his sense of well being, Don has managed to ease by with few scares. No group ever seems to be complete without Don with his rosy glow in the midst of the proceedings. CROSS COUNTRY 4. FOOTBALL — 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 2. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 3. GYMNASTICS — 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. Stanley " Paid Tfllc tuz WATER MILL, NEW YORK Mick hailed from one of those extraordinary Polish families of Water Mill, Long Island, and is one of the old stock if anyone is. He enlisted in the Navy during the fall of 1948, taking his stiff boot training at Great Lakes, and after 24 weeks of ET school he came to USNA via NAPS at Newport, Rhode Island. After roughing it through Dago and plebe year, Mick was wondering if he were going to survive, but he finally found the academics more to his liking. He wielded a wicked squash racket for the company team and bowled an average in the 170 ' s for the batt team. Mick ' s high sense of personal honor and integrity will be an asset to whatever service he chooses. BOWLING 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. SQUASH 4,3.2,1. 345 £ I ' I PORTLAND, MAINE Bill Miller, a favorite son of Portland, Maine, was caught in a flurry of wild activities in his youth, which resulted in graduation from high school. At this time he was promptly dropped on his own hands and forced to find some way to avoid manual labor. His first stop was Maine Maritime Academy. Bill came to Navy with many salty tales of his days at the Maritime Acad- emy. An old sailor by this time, he found himself in his natural element here at Usnay. Breezing through the professional subjects and passing the rest seems to be about the record of Bill ' s sojourn on the Severn. Much of his athletic ability was expended in sleeping, his favorite, running company cross country, disliked with passion and playing bridge. CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4. OPP, ALABAMA Frank didn ' t know how well off he was at Georgetown University, and even after being rejected by the NROTC he was still determined to get into the Navy. After talking his way through Sick Bay he swore never again to talk his way into anything else, and diverted his energy to trying to convince the Steam Department that the book was wrong. While on the subject of fiascos, Frank showed quite some prowess in athletics. One of his most startling gymnastic stunts was to take a running jump straight up in the air, and land square on the top of his head. Frank finally confided, though, that even though he had seen many wonderful places in his life, he still thought a little place in Southern Alabama he called Poley was the most wonderful. FOOTBALL 3. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,2. GYMNASTICS - 4,2.1. CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA Bob came into the Naval Academy after logging in two years at Fresno State College and a year in the Fleet. Like most of us, he found plebe year somewhat more than he had anticipated, but he arrived on the brink of youngster year only slightly the worse for wear. He spent a great deal of time during his four years coaxing one of Navy ' s dinghies around the Severn. When the weather closed in each winter he retreated to the handball courts. His wives can vouch that he isn ' t much for singing in the shower. Like so many others, he enjoyed getting hoarse at football games, made good use of the liberty in foreign ports, and went so far as to permit his wives to brick him a few times. HANDBALL 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: SAILING— 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. $ 346 WINFIELD, ALABAMA Bob owes his other nickname, R. E., to none other than General Lee himself; however, he soon discovered that the damn yankees were the better educated as to the outcome of the War of the Northern Aggression. Bob was famous for being a time miser; he just couldn ' t stand to waste that last minute before the late bell, even during those two precious years he spent on the fourth deck. Bob was the industrious type when he first came aboard, but USNA ' s own brand of sleeping sickness finally got the best of him. Always a big dealer, Bob soon got wind of the Lucky Bag ' s carry-on table plebe year via an ex-wife at Marion Institute; immediately he volunteered for various and sundry duties in other words, all the dirty work. CROSSCOUNTRY 3,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF 4.1 FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 3,2,1. DEBATING 2,1. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. TRACK 3. MARCHING BAND 4. ' piancli. Stefc en Tltuctyett NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE Frank is a true Yankee hailing from the bleak wintry climate of North Con- way, way up in New Hampshire. After graduating from Kennett High School, he cast his lot with the Navy, serving with VF-63. Seeing more to it than was visible in the air, he entered the Academy via NAPS. As a middie Frank went out for varsity fencing and was one of the few southpaws on the squad. At home, among other things, he enjoyed a good camping trip with lots of hunting and fishing. While at West Point, during leave, he was accused by a Woo Poo drag of being a graduate of that noble insti- tution. At the Academy, coffee was his favorite brew, and he could spin many a tall tale over a hot cup. FENCING VARSITY: 4. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2,1. FENCING 4,3,2,1. NORTH QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS Foo, as he is known by his close friends, claims both North Quincy, and Key West. Florida, as his home. While at North Quincy High he was an out- standing dash man in both indoor and outdoor track. Here at the Academy, Foo found time to participate in company fieldball and batt track along with his duties as a dash man on the indoor track team. After he gets that commission he will allow women to enter his life. Where there is a good time you will find Foo. With his keen sense of humor along, too, there will be no dull time. An avid supporter of the Marine Corps, he has aspirations of becoming a flying leatherneck. Foo will be an outstanding ofhcer in the not too distant future. TRACK 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 2. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 2,1. VARSITY: TRACK- 4. FIELDBALL : I7 $ I ic aid u itty Tftyeni. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Originally from California, Mike, a Navy Junior, wandered to Utah, Kansas, and Missouri, and eventually east to Navy Tech. Never one to experience difficulty with academics, Mike devoted most of his time at the Academy to athletics. Varsity and plebe soccer, as well as the batt football coach, kept him more than busy. His greatest task during his four years at Navy seemed to be finding the necessary means to muster energy between reveille and first period class. On weekends he could invariably be found dragging a queen through the yard. Mike, who fears nothing in life, save a doctor ' s needle, has all the qualifications of a good officer and he leaves the Academy destined for a bright future. LACROSSE — 3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4. SOCCER — 4,3,2. TOdtiatH (Z artei. Tied RDCHESTER, NEW YORK Graduated from Brighton High School in Rochester, New York, Neel com- pleted two years of engineering at the University of Rochester before donat- ing his civilian attire to a worthy cause and joining the ranks at Navy. Finding the trials and tribulations of plebe year somewhat toilsome he retired to the tranquil comfort of the Naval Hospital in Annapolis where he passed the year recuperating from a severe leg fracture received in a soccer game. Youngster year, however, saw him back on the field, this time in the capacity of team manager. Although it has been rumored that the staff at the hospital has offered him a medical degree, graduation will probably find Bill an Ensign in the Navy line with future hopes of sub school. FOOTBALL — 2,1. SPLINTER STAFF 3. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3,2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA Bob is a likeable guy who wants you to know about his O.A.O., Ruth, and his other love, California. It ' s hard to judge which he would rather talk about more, but he claims that the two are the best things that could have happened to him. Bob stands only five feet eight inches, but in the eyes of his classmates, he stands much taller due to his ready smile and effervescent wit. If you are feeling down and out, talk to Bob, as he is ready to help you cure your troubles — and perhaps tell you a few of his own. Sports con- tribute a large part to Bob ' s curriculum in this order: basketball, soccer, and hitting the sack. When Bob leaves the ivy covered walls of Bancroft, he will take with him the esteem of all his classmates. FOOTBALL— 4. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE 2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL- 4. FOOTBALL — 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. $ 318 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Charlie, or Olie as he is sometimes called, spent the early part of his life on the China Station as a Navy Junior and weathered the war years in Hawaii. Although athletically inclined, he absolutely loathes Academy athletics, especially cross country. As a result, the majority of his waking hours are spent figuring ways and means of evading this aspect of life at the Mary- land Boat and Barge Company. He would be perfectly happy if he could obtain a bird ' s eye horizonal view of Academy life. His tastes run from classical music and food in any shape or form — to women (here he ' s more particular). All in all he ' s a fine person with a serious desire to make a career of the service. football — 4,3. softball 4,3.2,1. handball 3.2,1. wrestling 2. volleyball — 1 . varsity: soccer — 4. Sfo A ' s4tfr Ht4e " Parent. C%. LEWISTON, MAINE Leo, as he preferred being called, came to Crabtown from Lewiston, Maine. He was born, raised, and attended school in Lewiston. After high school he went on to the University of Maine for a short while until fate called him away to a bigger and stronger challenge. His self-confidence and deter- mination won him many friends and admirers. He soon learned to love the military and the ideals it stands for. He always believed that one got out of a thing what he put into it. He studied hard and played hard while he was here and derived the satisfaction that comes from effort. In whatever field he chooses, Leo ' s strong, generous heart and determined courage will carry him through to the top. TRACK — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. VARSITY: TRACK —3. D Z ' M,ct .ec " Pe z e FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA Dave first saw the light of day on the eleventh of February, 1930. He spent most of his early life as a minor wheel in his podunk, entering the Academy after one year at North Dakota State. Dave ' s western wit is a constant source of entertainment to his many friends, which accounts for his being well liked by everyone. His achievements both scholastically and athletically are forthcoming through his will to win. Leisure hours found our hero as the man to beat in company sports and varsity sack. His generous smile and good cheer have helped many over the rougher times at Canoe U. The services can well be assured of a competent, hard working and successful career officer. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. 349 i. !(.! ' Kenneth ?4lct ' iic ' Pet itont TROUT CREEK, MICHIGAN Hailing from a village deep in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest in northern Michigan, Pete ' s only claim to fame is that he was born in the hometown of George Gipp, famous Notre Dame football player. Pete graduated from high school in ' 49 and after spending six months in the Army he wanted a change. That ' s just what he got when he entered the Academy in June of ' 50. Not being much of an athlete, he couldn ' t even make the r adiator squad he had to be content with cheering at football games and being a member of the intramural sports squads. As to academics, Pete was firmly convinced the Academy would have been fruit if it hadn ' t been for the dago, bull, nav, ordnance, skinny, steam ad infinitum departments. FOOTBALL 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. FIELDBALL 2. LACROSSE — 2. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4. Dcitt Z4, ' Piebald, p%. DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA Because Dallas is from the tobacco center of the South- Durham, North Carolina - it ' s quite possible and feasible to compare him to a cigarette. So, let ' s give the weed a character and start. First off, he ' s round, firm and fully packed, both in physical construction and personality. Like a cig- arette, to most people, he provides true enjoyment and pleasure. He ' s dependable and easily found when needed. One encounter with him sets you at ease, and you can ' t possibly help but form a definite attachment to him. He ' s sincere and always mellow in a golden mood. However, unlike a cigarette Dallas can ' t be put down and his warmth can ' t be quenched by crushing. Put this all together in a pack and you get the best brand on the market Dallas. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY— 3. LOG STAFF— 4,3,2,1 . VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 4,3. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. 7 » « fc4r s4ctctii. 2.CUI . $1. WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS After a little schooling at De LaSalle Academy in Newport, Rhode Island, and a year of college. Tom shook off the barnacles of Narragansett Bay and exchanged them for the comforts of the Walled-off-Astoria-on-Severn. The years in Little Rhody didn ' t seem to eliminate that crisp proper Bostonian accent and enthusiasm for the Boston Red Sox. Tom has a strong sense of esprit de corps and hopes to forge himself as another strong link in the service chain. " Tee Tee " firmly believes in look sharp, feel sharp, be sharp and works at it with more equipment than a safety razor. His sincerity, high code of personal honor, and generosity will follow him through every service contact. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL — 3. CREW — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,1. Jack Ac u:; £ 350 atnci. 1 ext 1R. ztH% f ODESSA, TEXAS Jim is a poet, philosopher, and world traveler extraordinary. He lies awake nights composing poetry. He is a mean man with the women, and knows at least two women in every state and nine nations. Jim dragged every weekend, si u lied ml v »•( ;isi m.illv , ;md 1 1 ;id i i i li.n I s i . ,ns1 ;m1 ly His poor vision was a standing joke. A typical Texan, his easy smile, smooth drawl, and friendly manner made him one of the most popular men in his class. Jim liked parties, good food, and girls. He was always welcome among his friends. He was noted for his good judgment and cool thinking since he never became excited over anything but politics. His intelligence, common sense, and ability to apply himself will carry him far in the service. FOOTBALL I, STEEPLECHASE 3. SOCCER 3. GOWANDA, NEW YORK Rick had his first taste of Navy life at Great Lakes and there decided that Canoe U was his next goal. Besides a certain young lady, his other favorite subjects of conversation were: " How many days until leave? " , ' What will I do on my weekend? " , or " Where and when is the next football trip? " Never at a loss for something to do Rick was a member of the Chapel Choir, a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps, and on the WRNV staff as well as being an ardent sailor. Studies were always a problem, but anything to do with radio was fun. Both Rick and Navy have gotten a lot out of the past four years, and wherever he goes he will do well. SAILING 4,3,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. CHOIR 4.3,2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB 1. MUSICAL CLUB 4. BOAT CLUB — 1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV I 4. f} x t I Cc axct IR.earctatt CINCINNATI, OHIO Jack, who claims Cincinnati, Ohio, as his home town, came to the Naval Academy after having spent two years as a radioman in the Navy. Al- though he received his prized N as a member of the varsity swimming team, his three favorite extra-curricular activities consisted of trying to eat as much as everyone else at the table while at meals; making life just a little more uncomfortable for any or all members of the fourth class; and think- ing off, as he calls it, to some quiet mood music. After he has received that long awaited diploma Jack plans to make the Navy a career and hopes that he will be able to get his share of that easy-to-take flight pay. WATER POLO — 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING 4,3,1. DRUM . BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 3. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. 351 $ GALVESTON, TEXAS Always believing Texas annexed the Union, Lou was willing, upon the drop of a battleship or of a hat pin, to expound upon his views. A varsity sub- squader, Lou also found time to excel in his studies, run steeple chase and cross country and hold positions on the Public Relations Committee and on the Reception Committee. He kept the mailmen of several states weighted down with letters since he had many female admirers. He always pondered the problem of commuting to Texas with the minimum of time in transit, and tried to solve the impossible feat of making his monthly insult last for at least three dragging weekends per month with that certain girl. With an eye to the sky, Lou will succeed in the service. FOOTBALL— 4,1. TRACK— 4. BOWLING— 2,1. TENNIS — 1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2. SOFTBALL — 2,1. LOG STAFF— 4. SPLINTER STAFF — 4. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE —4,3,2, 1 . RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4. DOUGLAS, ARIZONA Ralph came to Usnay via Douglas High in Douglas, Arizona, and Arizona State College at Tempe. In high school he won two letters each in foot- ball and track. As captain of the track team in his senior year, he broke the Southern Conference record for pole vault. Here at the Academy he continued in the field of sports but shifted his emphasis to squash and tennis. His speed and agility have aided considerably in these sports bring- ing him a varsity letter in squash his youngster year. He couldn ' t be accused of slashing, even though his class standing was well in the upper half. During most of his free time one could find him in the rack; that is, when he was not playing a sport or dragging. SQUASH — 4. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. VARSITY: SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. NORWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA On the morning of September 28, 1930, in the shady hamlet of Norwood, Pennsylvania, another mouth was added to the Reid clan as laundry number 7013 made his unostentatious debut. Many years later Bill began to make a few dents of his own in the world. At Glen-Nor High School he was elected to the National Honor Society and later went on to Wyoming Seminary where he graduated cum laude. The next step was a leap that put him with 1199 other Mids of the class of ' 54. Here at the Academy Bill participated in the French and Radio Clubs, saw the world on leave as well as cruise, and rowed his way to several crew championships in- cluding the American Henley and the National Intercollegiate. CREW — 4,3. PING PONG — 2. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB- 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. $ 352 FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY Chuck first saw the light of day the sixth of August 1930, and the rest of his life was spent traveling, that is to say until he came to the Academy. He discovered the routine a busy one and for diversion, lacrosse, company sports and the indoor trampoline were his favorites. Chuck found the years on the Severn a series of football games, leaves, and certain incidents of life that one could always bring to mind. In his four years here, Chuck worked with seriousness to prepare himself for his chosen field. When the going was hard, one could always find him with a smile and a good word of cheer. Chuck ' s graduation is the Academy ' s loss and the service ' s gain. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. PHOTO CLUB — 4. VARSITY: LACROSSE- 3. WRESTLING 4. 1Ro e t (! 4efi6. TRetuteCC DETROIT, MICHIGAN With a college yell on his lips and a quiet determination in his heart, this debonair lad made his way to the club after tiring of all the millionaires ' daughters in Detroit. Although sacrificing his athletic scholarship at Michigan for the quiet dignity of company sports and his stars for a few extra hours sleep, he has still managed to come out way ahead. A real individ- ualist, he is honored by his buddies and hated by his women. He has set his heart on a career in the Navy with slight tendency toward the air but five will get you ten that a few dozen years will see him back in Detroit with a $100,000 per. They ' ll never stop him in anything he may choose to do. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLECHASE — 4. SOFTBALL —3,2,1 . FIELDBALL- 3,2,1 . SOCCER— 2,1. FOOTBALL— 3. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. M H MHHm nber FALLON, NEVADA Walt hails from Nevada and has the friendly manner of a Westerner. This friendliness makes him welcome everywhere, and his classmates will long remember him for his cheery hello and happy attitude. His po pularity extended into various cities near Annapolis as was attested by the many girls he dragged on weekends. He worked diligently in the Academy and participated in many activities and sports. Always interested in new projects he joined clubs and devoted much of his time at the Academy to such activities. Although busy with academics and activities he always had time for girls and friends and was always glad to help a classmate. Walt ' s initiative, friendliness, and intelligence will help him go far in his career. He is an officer the service can well be proud of. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. SOFTBALL 4 VOLLEYBALL— 3. FIELDBALL 2,1. SOCCER 4.3.2.1. :5 .-): ' , $ w SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Art will tell you that he is a lover of the finer things in life. Under this category he includes the Yankees, spaghetti, Springfield, Massachusetts, and, of course, those creatures said to be made of sugar and spice. He flew into Annapolis from the Air Force, and his mind has been on aviation since. His head, however, isn ' t always up in the clouds, although he dislikes the prospect of turning off a hit tune to bone up for the next class. Liberty call is music to his ears, and he is always willing to recount his many escapades on middie cruises. Quick to sense the humor in a situation and slow to strike a somber note, Art is sure to be an asset to any wardroom. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,2. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. HANDBALL — 1. LOG STAFF -3,2,1. SPLINGER STAFF — 3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 4. FOREIGN LANGUATES CLUB- 4,3,2,1 . TRa ert pc c6e i IRtpCcttp PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA One day while playing the second batt in football, Bob was hit on the head, and thereafter was the star of the game. On the way back to the hole he asked dazedly of a teammate " Who won? " Say " Ding! Ding! " to Punchy, and look out for the fireworks. With eyeshade and smoking slide rule, he grimly battles the books with fiery intensity. Weekends find him a dragging fanatic, leaving a cloud of dust swirling behind him as he speeds away from noon meal formation and bringing back another cloud as he puffs in the evening. A potential opera star, he journeys annually to Washington with the choir, much to the disgust of his tone-deaf classmates. Bob will batter his way to success, so long as someone rings that bell. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. TRACK — 4,3. FIELDBALL— 3,2, 1 . SOCCER— 2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. STAMP CLUB — 4,3. yo6n WeUten 1Rc ptetitt6 DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN Having lived in Michigan most of his life, Walt is always quick to make it his nominee for the title of God ' s Country. Walt came to the Trade School directly from high school where he won more than his share of athletic honors. He brought his prowess to Navy with him where he earned his N on the 150 lb. Mighty Mites. Other diversions for Walt included good Dixieland jazz and good food. Between his bouts with the academic and Executive Departments, Walt found plenty of time to be the life of a good party. Walt also has his more serious side and he will be more than capable of handling any job he takes upon himself. TRACK 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. 150-LB. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. £ 351 if Koterf Kuweit Kotertdo . (?r. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS About six years ago Robbie decided to pull up stakes, which for a long time had been set out in the cactus and coyote country, and go down to the sea in ships. So, with this idea in mind, he laid down his Stetson and donned a white hat in its place. After wielding a monkey wrench and swab for two years he finally settled down on the banks of the Severn. While at the Academy he made quite a name for himself because of his easy going manner, g tod judgment, and his potent lacrosse stick. Whenever there was a good time afoot or a job to be done, one didn ' t have to look far to find this lanky man from the Southwest. He will go a long way in his chosen career. LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL 3. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER 4. 7( cC£c z tt ' PxiatitioLa K cOityctef MONROE, LOUISIANA If you ' ve ever seen a red light in the corridors at night you can be sure its not a car going. It ' s Bill Rodriguez coming with his nose way out in front. Known as Rod, the red-nosed middy, or Reddy Kilowatt, his true name has been permanently deformed too. Probably a typing error when he came in, but it stands today as Rodriquez. He just can ' t win. All this doesn ' t serve to dampen that Monroe, Louisiana, congeniality. A swimmer all his life, Rod was the sub squad ' s only salvation. It ' s rumored that when he gets out into the Fleet he ' ll be kept on the port side only, something to do with running lights. The halls will never be quite as bright as they used to be when Bill leaves. SWIMMING 2,1. FOOTBALL ■ SOCCER— 4,3. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE ELMHURST, NEW YORK Charlie comes from the cavernous spaces of New York. Statistics prove that he has more sleep per capita than any other mid within miles. Charlie has more than enough time for other things, such as eating. An established gourmet, this Xavier alumnus is sure to miss Academy food, especially those stick-to-the-ribs breakfasts. Occasionally he attempts to bear down on the studies, but it only takes a whisper of a reminiscent song or a stray thought about that last leave to put him in quite another mood. A devoted fan of Father Knickerbocker, he will defend his home town ' s attributes at the slightest provocation. With a chuckle and a smile always ready, his easy- going temperament is tailored for the Navy life he intends to pursue. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,2. FOOTBALL- 3. SOFTBALL 3. HANDBALL 2.1. VOLLEYBALL- 4,3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE 2,1. LOG STAFF 4,3. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES— 4. 355 ,-J; p (lcctta t SaCai. STANDARDVILLE, UTAH It was a pleasure to be associated with Julian, the quiet little guy from Utah. He was a studious fellow; he always stood his ground in academics and delighted in staying a jump ahead of the profs. His habits? He brushed his hair at frequent intervals, doted on philosophy, and kept himself and surroundings spotless. He liked to roam through the big city, smoked one cigarette a month, and chewed gum incessantly. His favorite pastime was playing and keeping a running record of all sports. He was known to wager on anything from pinochle to the major leagues. He liked all sports, especially tennis, which he played exceptionally well. Julian ' s sincere man- ner and friendly nature have won him admiration and attention throughout the Brigade. TENNIS -4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1 . ' Davii. Sayex. VICK, LOUISIANA Born November 4, 1931, in Vick, Louisiana, Midshipman Sayes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hannon Sayes. Living on a farm, he spent most of his free time, quite naturally, hunting and fishing. He first became interested in the Navy as a possible career during his junior year at Lafargue High School. After studying engineering at Louisiana State University for two years, he was appointed to the Naval Academy by Congressman A. L. Allen and exchanged his civilian wardrobe for that of a Navy blue on June 16, 1950. At the Academy mathematics was his best subject while volley- ball was his favorite sport. He has his eyes set on flight training for the Naval Air Corps. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 2,1. BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT Prior to his arrival on the warm sunny banks of the Severn, Scotty spent what he will tell you was a very pleasant tour of duty in submarine service; many have had their ears bent on the subject during these four years. Some will remember him for his work with the Masqueraders and Musical Club shows, or maybe in the quartet that killed " Coney Island Baby. " He claims he has a good sense of humor and likes good music and people who can smile while others frown. He wants to remember the football trips with the pleasant after flow, the anticipation of the trip home at Christmas time, and the day he broke loose from the four long years of skinny texts. water polo — 4,3. swimming — 3,2. choir — 4,3,2,1. masqueraders — 3,2,1. musical club — 4,3,2,1. varsity: swimming — 4. 356 flay d xxeC t Selten.4. AUDUBON, NEW JERSEY Gordo arrived at Navy via Bullis Prep School and the Naval Reserve. He was a well known figure for his prowess on the football field in his beloved South Jersey. He continued his football at the Academy but was interested in all sports, participating in more than was legal. His shining face was always showing above the sports pages when it should have been working at the academics. He knew every player on every team by first name. Any Saturday night Gordo could be seen entering the movies after consuming enormous amounts of cheeseburgers. Always a great guy on liberty, at a party, or at work, Gordo will make a great addition to the Marine Corps. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TRACK 3. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4, JV FOOTBALL 3,2. TRACK 4,3,2,1. DENVER, COLORADO SJ hails from the mile high city of Denver. Wishing to avail himself of the opportunities of a service career, he joined the Navy in ' 48. After serving with VF-12, he packed his seaboots and seabag- destination NAPS. With the grace of the Lord and the almighty power of a 2.5, he embarked for the Naval Academy. He bore the distinction of being one of the very few men in middie blue who didn ' t have a first name. SJ was the backbone of that unique quartet, the Helmsmen, along with participation in the Chapel Choir and the Glee Club. Who could forget his immortal perform- ance as a statue in the Musical Club show of plebe year? Aside from his theatrical aspirations, he found time to manage the tennis team. BOWLING 2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB— 1. MUSIC .L CLUB 4,3,2.1. GLEE CLUB— 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. FENCING 4,3. ' tR.a exf oxcCon S ietcti. BERWICK, PENNSYLVANIA Need another player for bridge? Just call Bob, who is also an avid stamp collector. Bob came to Canoe U via Berwick High School and NAPS. Early rises plebe summer for the Executive Department were easy for the amiable redhead who hails from the farm. Those early morning jogs made Bob realize that he was wasting his talents. Being a man of action, he joined the cross country team. His dislike of P-rades being as great as his desire for sleep, he joined the rifle and dinghy sailing teams also. Despite vices like listening to the radio and playing cards, Red successfully passed all his academics. There will be success for this easygoing redhead wherever he goes. TRACK 4. SAILING 4. BOAT CLUB —4,3,2,1 . ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 2,1. STAMP CLUB- 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SAILING— 3. RIFLE — 4,3,2,1 . CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3,2,1 . 357 $ I If CHEVY CHASE. MARYLAND It has been said that the nation ' s elite hail from Chevy Chase, Maryland, and it ' s from Chevy Chase that big Tom traveled to USNA. It sounds a mazing that a midshipman could transform the greater portion of his study time into happy hours and still win stars. Well, Tom did just that. When not found practicing lunges in the fencing loft, Tom could usually be located relaxing in his hole armed with a smoking cup of joe and listening to the refrains of some Dixie kicking jazz. Tom ' s claim to fame lies in the fact that he put one over on the fifth wing basement coffee canteen. Tom in- serted a nickel and received his joe plus fifty cents worth of change. A man who has beaten the coffee machine can never fail. SOCCER— 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FENCING— 4,3,2,1. ?iattci rfttvb ct Slattdtf WEST PARIS, MAINE Frank claims West Paris, Maine, as his podunk. A Mainiac born and raised, he can be severed neither politically nor otherwise. He considers his greatest achievement to have been his status as a member of his high school basketball team. Like the rest of us. early in the summer of ' 50, he wended his way apprehensively to the shores of the mighty Severn. As a member of the Brigade, Frank has three claims to fame: a pretty savvy boy, he rated those stars on his full dress; he was on the plebe soccer team in ' 50; and he was in charge of the company blinker drills second class year. Its rumored that during his youth he was quite the heartbreaker and has a long list of ex ' s stored in some dusty corner. It looks as if the Navy line will gain a valuable man in the near future. FOOTBALL 3. STEEPLECHASE SOCCER —3,2,1. HANDBALL— 2. VARSITY: SOCCER— 4. BASKETBALL — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 1. ■ ■SHBBHBBB -C- ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA Studious Joe hails from that you-all state of North Carolina with the beau- tiful beaches and girls. After spending two years studying law at Mars Hill College, Joe came to Navy proud and willing to be a midshipman that is until academics hit him. Since plebe year Joe had a constant struggle with the academic departments, but so far he has come through with colors flying above the 2.5 mark. His unending perseverance is an example to us all, and his warm and hospitable friendship together with his pride in the United States Navy give Joe the best qualifications for a Naval officer. SAILING — 3,2,1. TENNIS — 2. PING PONG — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4. SQUASH — 4,3. £ 358 .CayeC rty zit SnicCet SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA From the land of the Golden Poppy came Lloyd by way of the regular Navy and NAPS. By shunning the usual academic drudger y, he was able to devote most of his time to turning his room into a maze of electrical wires, gadgets, gizzes, and radio tubes, all craftily concealed from the eyes of the O. D. ' s. " Snider ' s Radio and Repair Shop " did much to aid his baffled classmates, but this was not his major contribution to the Brigade. Lloyd was active on the Class Ring Committee and on the Lucky Bag Staff, and on occasions was called upon to break out his paints and brush to lend an artistic touch. He is sure to be cheerfully received in his chosen branch of the service. CLASS CREST . RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT I WRNV 4. STAMP CLUB VARSITY: RIFLE 4. LUCKY BAG STAFF 4,3,2,1. S SWARTHMORE, PENNSYLVANIA For some reason Bill decided to trade the gray flannels of Lafayette for the blue service of Annapolis after having spent enough time in the greens of the Marines reserves to gain his appointment. Academics never posed any serious problem for him: however, he found many other interests far more enjoyable to bother to devote much time to the books. His gray hair was a constant source of amusement for his class mates. Despite his continuous efforts to secure a starting berth on the radiator squad some individual always managed to thwart his intentions. His success in either a military or civilian field will be assured by his geniality and ability to win everlasting friends. LACROSSE—4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL— 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 3,2. VARSITY: SAILING 4. RICHMOND. CALIFORNIA If it ' s in the U. S., Roy has been there. He was not satisfied traveling all over the place as a lad, but had to join the Navy for a couple of years to see what was going on elsewhere. Next came a tour at NAPS. His only lament is that the Navy does not use hot rods, so in between chopping and channeling jobs, he plays soccer and juggles the books for the LOG, the Splinter, and the S.A.E. Rumor has it that he is hopping up an LST for graduation. He would like to see the medieval systems of sub squads and obstacle courses abolished at Navy. FISLDBALL— 3. SOCCER 4,3. LOG STAFF- 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLU3 3,2.1 559 ,f. MOULTRIE, GEORGIA Frank is a staunch Southerner from the southland of Georgia and cringes at the thought of carpetbaggers. A well liked person, he possesses a sense of humor only found in a Southern gentlemen. His attitude toward life is beyond reproach as he deems studying an unnecessary interruption of weekends, reveille an exceptionally poor way to start a day, and dragging a must when- ever possible. His idea of a good weekend, when not dragging, is enjoying a couple of spine-tinglers at the local cinemas. A year at the University of Georgia served to round out a fine man whom we all look forward to meeting again and who, we all have confidence, will be a success in whatever he chooses to undertake. CROSS COUNTRY— 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL— 3. SOUND UNIT— 4. CHATHAM, NEW YORK The Skipper entered via the Merchant Marine with his slide rule and steam tables. After four years at Navy he still believes the engineers run the ship. Skip was a quiet guy and not much for dragging. He split his spare time between reading historical literature and poetry, tooting the sax, and playing on the athletic field. His only gripe was that the Dago Department had no use for a slide rule. Dividing summer vacations between his home and sub training, Skip has shown his sights are on the Silent Service. Of his home town, Charles Dickens once spoke of it as a " bunch of shacks strung along the tracks. " It looks like shacks and tracks have produced a good Navy man who will be an asset to the service. FOOTBALL — 4,3. TRACK— 4,3. WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA Big Bob, a Nebraska born boy who moved to California before he was old enough to know better, came to the Academy straight out of Oakdale High School, leaving his former job as a stable boy. Build long and lean, he is usually seen writing letters or jogging around Thompson Stadium trying to look athletic. A track enthusiast, Bob has competed in four or five events. He is a fund of odd facts concerning purebred cattle, horses, and his home state, being a propagandist of great fluency whenever the occasion arises. Bob studied French, but has often expressed an interest in German. Known for the amount of earnest effort and sincere work he puts into everything he undertakes, Bob is sure to make a success of whatever the future holds. TRACK — 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK — 3,2,1. INDOOR TRACK 2,1. $ 360 (Zatvin atftte .a Kdi. NIOTA, TENNESSEE After getting his first pair of shoes by enlisting in the Navy May 20, 19 1-9, Cal, as his friends call him, found a home in the Navy. Thirteen months later found him a bewildered midshipman going through the rigors of plebe summer. Later as a member of the Brigade he found time to eat, sleep, run errands for the upper class, and attend such intramural sports as cross country, and steeple chase. Still later as knowhow, more rank, and an increased middle were attained, the running sports were decreed to the plebes and Cal found himself firmly entrenched on some of the sports squads re- quiring less brawn. He is known to be the first and only member of the Spanish club who required an interpreter to understand the proceedings of the club. CROSS COUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,2. BASKETBALL 3. VOLLEYBALL 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1. SQUASH 3. RUSSELL, KANSAS Tis was brought into this world on 26 February, 1931. He hails from Russell, Kansas, and is the youngster in a family of six; however, he wasn ' t cut short on personality or good looks. He graduated from high school in 1949 and four days later he was in the Navy. He completed his " rough " boot training at Dago and later went to NAPS at Newport. He finally became one of Uncle Sam ' s pets at Canoe U. Plebe year found Tis wonder- ing if he was still in the Old Navy. Al was an active member of the Glee Club and the Antiphonal Choir. He went out for track and fieldball in their respective seasons. He occasionally skipped noon chow on Saturdays and Sundays to run a few laps around Thompson Stadium. TRACK— 3,2.1. BASKETBALL MUSICAL CLUB— 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. CHOIR- 4,3,2,1 . PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Upon graduating from high school, Dick decided to see what the world was like outside the blanket of Pittsburgh smog. He therefore turned his back on a Northwestern scholarship when he heard the clear call of the " Yacht Club on the Severn " . After becoming a member of the Brigade he found ample diversion in Brigade sports and activities. As a member of the Academy Choir and Glee Club he secured an outlet for his musical incli- nations. However, Dick always had a sideline in dramatics, and found one of his most pleasant diversions participating in Masqueraders and Musical Club productions. Although often otherwise occupied, he always found time to enjoy the pleasant company of the fair sex. For the future, who knows? The eyes have it. LACROSSE— 4.3,2,1. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. MASQUERADERS 3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB 3,2,1 . :{ ' )i £ 4 II WEST PEMBROKE, MAINE Paul came to the Naval Academy via NAPS after three years of active duty in the Fleet consisting of both foregin and stateside duty. His fervent hope was not to become anchor man of the class. While his run-ins with the Executive Department were few, his troubles with the Steam Department knew no bounds. His grit and determination know no bounds either for in the end, he came out on top. Boxing wasn ' t considered his favorite pastime, but he attacked this sport like a gladiator. A real worker behind the scenes, his work on the Lucky Bag Staff was not an envious job, for proof reading and typing can try the best of men. Paul is a quiet man, a con- scientious worker, and a friend who is not a fair weather friend. TRACK— 3. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3. LUCKY BAG STAFF— 4,2,1. CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PENNSYLVANIA John was born on January 23, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then moved to Clifton Heights where he attended high school. He was class president for his four year stay and was awarded a P.T.A. citizenship upon graduation. He won four football and three baseball letters. Two of those years his football team won the district championship. After high school he attended Wyoming Seminary to prepare for the Academy. John the Fox was one of those who got by with as little work as possible. His most enjoyed hours at Usnay were these spent in the sack. Second were those many hours on the sub squad. John, however, put forth some effort and graduated from his sub squad position. SOFTBALL— 2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1 . VOLLEYBALL - 4,3. SOCCER — 3,2,1 . VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. fo tt. Seidell T nyttei FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA John claims Akron, Ohio, as his place of birth but holds allegiance to the city of Falls Church in Virginia. It was there that he graduated from high school and thence had his fling of college life, civilian style, at Lynchburg College. He came to Navy possessing a great deal of optimism toward the task ahead of him. His sense of humor and willingness to smile at troubles have helped him retain that optimism to a large extent. In the field of sports, he has been a mainstay on many company cross country and steeple chase teams. Foremost among his dislikes stands Sampson Hall and all the subjects associated with it. His likes include such things as women, dancing, sports, good drinks, sleeping, crab feasts, and an occasional Maine lobster. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. STAMP CLUB — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. $ 362 ' ytyocvarct u£ x%d ?{Jat i i . tyi. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA On March 15, 1931, an important event took place in Washington, D. C; not the income tax deadline as you might think, but the day Shep was brought into this world. While in high school, Shep played two years of varsity football. After graduation in 1949 he decided to come to the Naval Academy, prepping for the entrance exams at Sullivan. Before being sworn in at Canoe U he belonged to the Air National Guard. He played on the battalion football team and was an active member of the Spanish Club. He also played on the undefeated batt lacrosse team that won the Brigade championship plus 19 consecutive games. Howie is an easy-going guy and possesses a tremendous sense of humor. LACROSSE- 3,2,1. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. WATER POLO 4. FIELD3ALL 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 1 . SCOTIA, NEW YORK Tom needs no introduction to those of us who ever saw any of Navy ' s basket- ball games, because wherever the ball, there also was Tom fighting and scrapping to the very last. Before entering the Academy he accumulated many honors on the hardwood, and it was not hard to see why, by the way he flashed around our own courts as a guard on both the plebe and varsity fives. Physical activity is not the whole story, though, because in his quieter moments he was found plowing through his pet peeve, studies, or dreaming about anything with wings or skirts from his favorite place, the sack. Versatility is his by word, and with that stick-to-it attitude, Tom ranks with the finest men ever to graduate from the Academy. CROSSCOUNTRY 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. COLEMAN, TEXAS Brad ' s drawl, quick smile, and friendly manner are well known throughout the Brigade. He is a Texas man by trade, as his bowed legs substantiate. He was a paradox to his friends, because he loved to sleep, yet get him on a lacrosse team and he became a demon. His coolness was proverbial ; he has never been clutched. Brad was above average in academics but his love for the sack and women, in that order, kept his grades down to average. A true southern gentleman, he could work all day and party all night. Always the life of the party, he alternated between bartending and telling jokes. He knew more pretty girls than any one man should, but h e was easily recognized by the words, " Hey, can you fix me up this weekend? " LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. -4,3,2. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB 4.3. 563 .•£ w o e t ittyyatct 7VU(H t LA PLATA, MARYLAND Bob spent two years at Western Maryland before coming to USNA. Although coming from a small town he rapidly adjusted himself to the city lights. His greatest drive is to be on the move, and he has traveled ex- tensively all over the U. S. His most revered memory is that of his week ' s stay at Virginia Beach where he got his first taste of real Navy life. Bob has participated in soccer, fieldball and the great indoor sport of squash. His suave manner spells success in every girl ' s book. Bob hopes to go into Navy Air after the second class summer build up. With his ability to cope with any problem, keeness to understand people ' s desires, and insight to inner feelings, he should be successful in whatever he undertakes. SOFTBALL — 3,1. FIELDBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. " pied ttc d t Ti wxd PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE Fred came to the Academy via the University of New Hampshire where he was taking a pre-dental course. After three years with the bicuspids, Fredo finally chose the military as a career and decided to do it in the most com- plete and finest fashion — at the USNA. He is a rather modest guy; just so long as he got things done he was satisfied. In off hours he kept busy with a round or two of golf. He was often seen peeking around a corner with a camera rigged and ready for running. Most often he could have been found at his desk looking over the picture slides of past times at the beach. He has great interests in the Navy and has all the attributes of being a fine officer. GOLF — 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. STEEPLECHASE — 3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 2 faatei. IQuteett TVxiy t WASHINGTON, D. C. Hailing from most anywhere in the USA, Prince Henry ' s foulest pre-Acad- emy memories are of school days in Oklahoma. Introduced cruelly to the rigors of USNA during plebe summer, Jimmy was well prepared for the assorted amusements of plebe year. Dividing his time somewhat dis- proportionately between the wrestling loft, the books, and the rack, Jim managed to salvage a few hours for his fascinating social life. Never in danger of starring, he still experienced little difficulty with the academic section. Being naturally adept at making and keeping friends, Jim was always a welcome addition to all bull sessions. We prophesy success for this young man w ith the pleasing manner. Fortunate indeed is the service he chooses. varsity: wrestling — 4,3,2. £ 364 NEWARK, NEW JERSEY Joe came to the Naval Academy from Newark, New Jersey, with two years of Navy life as a parachute rigger already under his belt. Never one to be caught napping, he has a ready answer for any joke thrown at him and can usually be counted on to come back with another. If there is no sporting event in the yard or a young lady anywhere in town to occupy his time he can always be found in the one place that holds top billing in his mind and is second to no other, the rack. Being an admirer of things nautical, Joe plans to spend the next thirty years or so of his life in the Navy. TRACK 4.3. SAILING 3. CROSS COUNTRY— 4. STEEPLECHASE 4 FIELDBALL- 3,2,1. SOCCER 2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. WEST DE PERE, WISCONSIN Don came to us from the cheese state - Wisconsin. If you are looking for one who is always willing to help, he is your man. Since plebe year Don has been a mainstay on the company squash team, and has also been active in battalion tennis. His lettered B-robe is proof positive of his interests and abilities in intramural sports. The golf bug bit Don youngster year during his first golf lesson in P.T. Since then he has spent quite a few afternoons across the Severn teasing the turf. A natural ability, pleasant personality, broad smile, and a multitude of friends, all go to make Don a 4.0 classmate who will be welcome anywhere. TENNIS — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. SQUASH — 3,2,1. VARSITY: SQUASH —4. TENNIS — 4. 365 £ 4 SECOND REGIMENT FALL SET Left to right: A. A. Jesser, B. Gardner, R. C. Brown, Jr., R. E. Gibson, H. G. Romaine, W. M. Sanders, E. A. Garcia. WINTER SET uTjf ,_ ■- . KnRlli -•fa 1 » :.| iff JP== " " " « " — — MM ... - IIU.I.. J J...— ■ ■r Z.e f to right: C. T. Lightsey, J. G. Kohoutek, W. C. Holman, J. W. Crawford, J. R. Smith, M. F. Pasztelaniac, G. E. Prochaska. £ 366 m LCDR. P. H. Durand, USN. FOURTH BATTALION t to right:TfJ. E. Mertin, J. K. Deuel. A. L. Byers, G. A. Mc- elroy, E. C. Snyder. WINTER SET FALL SET Left to right: C. I. Shelton, F. J. Franco, F. A. Brame, III, E. G. Stevens, Jr., E. C. Goodman. 367 $ i ' £■ TALL SET WINTER SET BBfij ■ m III I ' 1 ' K F fll v - 1 T • . ,, ,.,-, Le f fo right: K. E. Peterson, P. Lyons, D. M. Hennessee, J. G. Juergens, B. J. Wooden. Left to right: F. R. Berkhimer, J. D; Cummings, T. L Albee, D. A. Morton, G. A. Trevors. 2-C THIRTEENTH COMPANY I J. W. Ailes, IV, E. M. Anderson, J. A. Baldwin, Jr., J. M. Bannon. II R. O. Bartlett. J. L. Brainerd, A. W. Brown, Jr., G. T. Dantzler, J. W. DeWitt, R. C. Dutnell, C. T. Edson, H. A. French, G. L. Gardner, D. M. Hammett. III H. O. Holte, T. K. Hyman, E. Low, A. B. MacDiarmid, J. D. Mackenzie, W. H. J. Manthorpe, Jr., W. E. McCarron, Jr., J. R. Mc- Donnell, A. S. McLaren, J. K. McPherson. IV G. W. Mead, III, E. Milnor, J. R. Mitchell, P. W. Odgers, G. E. Olson, C. B. Peterson, H. C. Schrader, Jr., W. K. Shanahan, D. J. Sullivan, Jr., B. H. Wilder. 3-C ■ ■ Front row, left to right: Fisher, Dudrow, Townsend, Drayton, Weidman, Van Ry, Mitri, Hansen t A. L. Henry, Hicks, Kramer, Lewis, Parker, Perrone, Peterson j Levendoski, Moia, Duffley, White, Lally, Stevens, Stevenson i Ryan, Swanen- burg, Bennett, Rich. Fitzwilliam, R. T. Henry t Fischer, Brown, Berg, James, Slough. Front row, left to right: Wilbur, Began, Murphy, Catanzaro, Wolinsky, Vallerie, Taylor, Heald l Zimmer, Humphries, Bos- tick, Davis, Johnston, Lindquist, West i. Pinkston, Donnelley, Twitchell, Miklos, Feffer, Oldfield, O ' Neill, Licari £ Arcuni, Driftmier. Stoddard. Nelson, Harper, Milan, Sloan i Secor. Ksycewski, Drake, Cooper, Mandel, Arnold, Hodge, Rivers t Stouffer. Almstedt, Williamson, King, Kerrigan, Drumm. M x. !W. •▼ -W- ♦-c 369 i. «■ 5fP FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: C. L. Horowitz, W. J. Coakley, R. K. Sheehan, E. G. Krikorian, K. S. Masterson. Left to right: M. R. Messinger, H. A. Glovier, W. T Crawford, A. Smith, R. P. Yantis. 2-C FOURTEENTH COMPANY I D. A. Alecxih, F. M. Bowles, E. H. Browder, F. L. Castillo, W. B. Christmas, D. L. Clark, G. O. Compton. II D. J. Conley, R. K. Coulter, D. Ebert, R. D. Echard, W. D. Hurley, V. D. Kane, N. D. Kolaras, D. M. Koonce, H. A. Levin, D. B. Linehan. III R. G. Lyden, M. MacKinnon, III, G. W. Martin, A. T. McIsaac, J. E. McNish, R. L. McVey, R. T. Meloy, R. B. Pirie, Jr., M. J. Rubenstein, S. R. Ruth. IV M. T. Slayton, T. F. Stallman, F. G. Stokes, D. G. Todaro, J. F. Todd, E. J. Toupin, Jr., W. K. Tracy, W. E. Turcotte, E. L. Turner, D. E. Waitley. !K 3-C . ( ■.w. ' .v . . rof- W (yj (l V l 1 » p ' • » ft » d« (saw - Li Front row. left to right: Panico, Edwards, Boebert, Davenport, Snyder, Dolenga, Oaks, Lowden £ Putnam, Apple, Stewart, Biles, Cyr, Woodward, Mulloy £ Hobson, O ' Hara, Scheyder, Tyler, Eagye, Pryor, Visage, Detore £ Carroll, Johnston, Allen, Macon, Moore, Wright, Hohenstein £ Cooney, Smith. LethI Front row, left to right: Gant, Fazzio, Balent, Bailey, Felt, Brown, Little, McMurrough £ Curry, Scott, Vosseler, Kronzer, Holt, Samuelsen, Andrews £ Haworth, Higgins, Strahm, Emmett, Hopkins. Weiland, Baker, Bechdel, j. Weiss, Rute- miller, J. J. Smith, Kase, Antonecelli, W. S. Smith, Lucas £ Austin, Keenum, Black, Wright, Jones, Fahrney £ Stephens, Jerome, Sixbey, Kirwin, Porter, Hower. E.L _ _ Lr- " ' If 1 1 C ' H i ■ ■■ ■ ' 1 « ■ ' Pf CT 4-C 371 ,r- FALL SET WINTER SET 7i.fr ir r Left to right: W. J. Kratt, J. E. Reisinger, K. J. Ball, W. P. Colvin, T. J. Forester. Left to right: H. T. O ' Brien, R. E. Cherry, M. A. Nassr J. R. Michaels, J. J. Law. 2-C FIFTEENTH COMPANY I A. B. Allen, N. Bernt, J. B. Draves. II B. M. Ervin, M. Fisher, E. E. Fowle, J. L. Gimbrone, W. J. Grinke, J. C. Gussett, J. T. Hawkins, T. E. Irvine, R. D. Johnson, R. G. Judd. III J. H. Judy, F. H. Koester, Jr., R. N. Mack, J. W. Martin, C. K. McAfee, W. E. McGinnis, J. P. Nesbitt, K. A. Nyhus, W. R. Over- dorff, W. L. Pray. IV J. C. Rothrock, T. E. Sandmeyer, R. E. Sherwood, W. M. Sides, Jr., D. P. Sikkenga, R. S. Smith, W. G. Steadman, III, J. J. Taylor, Jr., W. R. Young, O. A. Zipf. 3-C N ' (-3 Front row, left to right: Binns, Fawcett, Lack, Mushalko, Elinski, Harrison, Kent, Seip j, Phillips, Signor, Coolidge, Hesketh, Coleman, Spellman, Amon I Hale, Eggert, Lynch, Gaylor, Northam, McGarry, Collier, Hussey i Wright, Filley, Stammer, McIntyre. Topping, Brandtmiller, McCrae I Davidson, Connolly, Ohmen, Johnston, Neagle. Front row, left to right: Johnscn, Weissenger, Euckley, Tirschfield, Poole, Crichton, Swope, Rohichaud £ Mayer, Boothby, Mahoney, Rodeneack, Eoyd, Granum, Rosser £ Nelson, Clements, Beard, Byars, Bradley, Murphy, Avis, Cooper Smol- len, Stober, Swenson, Fraser, Willes, Purvis, Worrell i McKean, Waterbury, Heckler, DeLashmitt, Wright, Patrick, £ Craig, Discher, Bullock, Thompson, Yarbrough. Morrow, Monto. 4-C 373 $ ■pr FAIL SET WINTER SET right: J. F. Austin, T. A M. Z. Hanlon, J. E. Brewer. Left to right: A. G. Casey, A L Byers, W. T Frye. J. A. Dunning, C. W. Learned. 2-C SIXTEENTH COMPANY I G. T. Atkins, Jr., P. S. Byrne, T. P. Cann, J. M. Carr, Jr., E. K. Chapman, E. A. Crosby, D. B. Crouch, C. R. Dedrickson. II D. C. Dennison, J. J. Dunn, E. J. Eassa, R. W. Ellis, G. G. Fetterer, B. W. Fordham, Jr., G. A. Gerdon, C. L. Gooding, Jr., L. P. Keating, Jr., G. H. Martin. III R. N. Miller, H. W. Nelson, Jr., R. E. Nelson, Jr., J. W. Nyquist, D. W. Oliver, C. M. Plumly, R. D. Poland, F. J. Regan, J. R. Richards, R. M. Robinson. IV R. A. Ruth, IV, D. G. Shields, R. L. Smith, C. J. Strang, Jr., D. G. Straw, P. C. Taylor, A. P. Winfrey, III, S. J. Woodcock, S. O. Yepez, D. L. Zuckerman. J% iiA 4t Jk itn L 4LA .mL tm J+AWiA ML 3-C yy r z T fe i m mi-— x -7- -J L_ ' . ' .S , . jH 9fj 9 f| Ail I JM I IM k 1 v l B 1 i t i Fiont. roiv. e f to right: Cochran, Gervais, McPherson, Chester, Collins, Murray, Worrell i Poe, Sampson, Ferriter. Reinecke. Buddle, Hanna i. Leavey, Kemp, Gluse, Hudgens, Fales £ MacDonald, Jacobson, Daus, Dresser, Reaoan, Sackett 1- Myers. Lenhardt, Vogt, Boshoven, Roper. Front row. left to right: Gibson, White, Hirst, Cox, Smith, Herlihy, Boyajian J- Browne, Paasch, Nikkola, Conner, Cain Cannon, Frederich i Bee, Mooers, Watts, Criswell, Shoemaker, Durr, R. G. Robinson s K. F. Robinson, Seaman, Wavra Shields, Nelson, Needham, Stanton, Melnick t Boyce, Hoockney, Ashford, Abbott, Huguley, Mears, Newman i, Roth- well, Hawk. Haven, Emery, Parcell, O ' Brien, Zilar, Daughenbaugh. J ft " «sfc ' H S j Ji 55 ' 36. ' Bi ■ p? -1 1 SNsltttS 0: ,?7 " ' ' " • • " • • • , " .. • W« , , 11 1 1 9 4-C 375 .1. flexottte Tftattocf tdewtx. CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Jerry comes to us from the hills and stills of Tennessee. He attended City High School in Chattanooga, and had one year at the University of Chat- tanooga before transferring to USNA. Most of Jerry ' s free time, when he isn ' t boning up for that skinny quiz, is spent listening to mountain music. Jerry was a cheerleader in high school and college and he continued leading cheers for Navy. Jerry participated in the Musical Club Shows during his tour of duty at the Academy. He and his partner, Max Anacher, often did their comedy act during intermission at hops. Jerry came in through the Marine Corps Reserve and he is planning to go back to the Corps after shoving off from the scenic shores of the Severn. FOOTBALL — 4. TRACK — 3. PING PONG — 4,3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. SOFTBALL — 4,3. CHEER LEADERS— 3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUBS— 4,3,2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4. »6ent (tamea rf e ti- DOWNS, KANSAS Bob came to Navy directly from high school, where he lettered in football. The memory courses were fruit for Bob, but the Dago Department con- stantly kept him on his guard. He was easily recognized by his thirteen shoes and plebe year. He acquired the nickname Chief, which remained with him through graduation. He was known for his strictness in keeping his room shipshape, and for his spotless appearance. Although still thinking the small western town had it all over the big city, he spent ' four happy years here. His athletic abilities were given to company football and Softball, and batt wrestling, but his favorite pastime was, of course, dragging. His code of living was efficiency, and his qualifications shouldrmake him a credit to the Academy in his future career. FOOTBALL — 4. TRACK — 2. SOFTBALL — 4,3. WRESTLING — 3,2,1. WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY As a fugitive from an Army family, Tom was destined to make varsity " in charge of room " for four years, and he seldom missed a day of practice. His weekends were often occupied dragging, except when retired to the sanctity of his room to face the engineering challenge of model airplane building. With the help of a famous football-player wife he managed to hold on to a set of stars for four years. Tom was very conscientious, and always ready with a job well-done. His fine personality and ability made him a popular member of the class. Who could ever doubt his loyalty after seeing his pair of blue and gold argyle socks? CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3. FOOTBALL — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 3. SOFTBALL — 4,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF— 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. AVIATION CLUB — 4,3,2,1. NEWMAN CLUB — 4,3,2,1 . $ 376 tidied " Paul tntaucAa PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE Paul is one of the few members of the class who can say that during plebe summer he did not serve extra duty, pull whaleboats, or attend the informal gatherings at the rifle range; he didn ' t enter the Academy until August 30th. He admits that he evidently missed an interesting part of a midshipman ' s life, but this deficiency was later filled with the prevalent form deuces and swimming tests, at which he constantly excelled. Having very little trouble with the academics, Paul spent a lot of his afternoon leisure time lending his skills to the company sports program and expounding on how basketball used to be played in his high school days. His quiet, easy-going nature guarantees popularity wherever he goes. CROSS COUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. BASKETBALL- 4,3. SOCCER— 3. Hux ?4n zc6e i CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Max comes to us from the hills and stills of Tennessee. He attended Central High School in Chattanooga, and had three years at the University of Chattanooga before transferring to USNA. Most of Max ' s free time, when he isn ' t boning up for that skinny quiz, is spent listening to mountain music. Max is interested in the Foreign Languages Club and served as secretary-treasurer. Max participated in the Musical Club Shows during his tour of duty at the Academy. He and his partner, Jerry Adams, often did their comedy act during intermission at hops. Max came in through the Marine Corps Reserve and he is planning to go back to the Corps after shoving off from the scenic shores of the Severn. FOOTBALL — 4,3. SOCCER — 4,3,2. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1 . WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND No town or state can claim John as theirs since his father is a member of the Mustang Fleet. At least some of the Navy must have worn off in his home life. He survived a few weeks of boot camp and was whisked off to NAPS and happier days. The journey to Crabtown followed. At the Academy he gained notoriety in company sports such as cross country and steeple chase. One could hear his famed record collection echoing throughout the corridors in the afternoons, and some say his tastes in music were rather wild. Like many other midshipmen he probably looked forward to saying " Now when I was a mid . . . " more than anything else. TENNIS— 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY -3,2. FOOTBALL- 4. STEEPLE CHASE 3,2. SOFTBALL— 4. SQUASH— 4,3. SOUND UNIT WRNV 4,3. 377 $, ■ m foe ' Kettvi s4ttftz% Mt ALEXANDER CITY, ALABAMA " No. Smitty, ' clutch ' is not spelled with a ' K ' ! " Andy would say in a burst of righteous anger. We never could figure out how a hard-working fullback on the soccer team could have such a command of the English language. Andy came to the Academy well acquainted with military life, having spent two years at Baylor School and an eventful year at Duke before his entrance. When not on the athletic field, he was usually putting in time in the rack or composing one to the " latest " . His interests were many, and varied from grand opera to the latest Pecos Pete, Rocky Lane western movie. Who else could sit through three movies in one Saturday afternoon? football — 4,3,2,1. softball — 4,3,2,1. varsity: soccer — 3,2,1. ' 76 e Klvie ?teete,ric 4 c w£eld, fix. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA If crew and the Navy were left out of Ted ' s vocabulary, he probably would not have much to say. He came to Canoe U after leading the typically nomadic life of a Navy Junior, culminating in graduation from an Arlington, Virginia, high school. After entering the Academy, Ted went out for the sport that has been carried over from the old days of the slave ships, crew, and did quite well. He did quite well academically also and managed to keep himself among those chosen few who wore those celestial objects on their full dress collars. Ted has his sights set on the line, and with his ability to consistently gain success, he will undoubtedly prove himself when they separate the men from the boys. BOWLING VARSITY: -3,2,1. CREW CREW— 4,3,2. 4,3,2,1. CHOIR- 4,3 . SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 2,1. famed ?% zttci s4cc titt BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT Jim left the green hills of Vermont to start a career at Navy. When not hitting the books he was usually found working out on the track. He was famous for leading the pack on those cold wintry steeple chase days. Jim ' s favorite expression was, " If I only get by these exams . . . " , and his pet peeve was the ever present note on his desk, " call operator ... " Jim may not have been known as a steady dragger, but it was well rumored that he was in the market for a good lipstick remover. If the Brattleboro Reformer didn ' t arrive every morning with the news ( four days old ) , his day was ruined and he had to resort to borrowing a local paper. Jim was beckoned to post graduate work at Bayonne, New Jersey. TRACK — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2. NEWMAN CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 2,1. 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 1. $ 378 ' Kenneth f}o6. t " SaCC UTICA, NEW YORK Ken decided on a Navy career just after his graduation from high school in Utica, New York. He came to us from the fleet via NAPS. Although he was slightly bowlegged, he was one of the most popular men in the class. The batt was lucky enough to garner his services in both track and football, two sports in which speed is appreciated. A constant dragger, Ken seldom missed a hop in Dahlgren Hall. His pet peeve was the skinny department, which he managed to overcome each term by guts and hard work. Only the prospect of dragging could dislodge him from his weekend sessions in the sack. He s interested in Navy Air. SOOTBALL 4,3.2,1. TRACK 4.3.2.1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3. VARSITY: SOCCER 4. 7 o na 6 tinted cutfa DREXEL HILL, PENNSYLVANIA Although Tom was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and has moved about quite a bit, he considers Philadelphia his home town. He spent one year in the Navy before coming to the Naval Academy. Since coming to the Academy, Tom has made many friends and has proved to everyone that he has what it takes to be a leader of men. He was good natured but also knew when to be serious. Tom took a keen interest in sports and always made good use of his recreation periods. He liked handball and football particularly. His football playing contributed much to the battalion team. Judging from his life at the Naval Academy, Tom will be a success at any- thing he undertakes. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3. RECEPTION COMMITTEE- 4,3,2,1. HANDBALL — 3,2,1. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Phil came to Mother Bancroft after two years in the Fleet, one aboard the Bennington and the other at NAPS. He never seemed to have any trouble with the system. He had few academic worries and was therefore able to devote most of his time to his favorite pastimes, crew and making plans for weekends. His one failing at USNA was his weakness for the fine food served in the Mid ' n ' s Mess. However, thanks to exercise gained running to and from his room in the upper reaches of the Hall, he was able to waddle away with his diploma. Phil will long be remembered by his many friends at the Academy as a lover of great books —calculus, physics, fluid Me- chanics. . . STEEPLE CHASE 2. CREW — 4. VARSITY: CREW 4,3. 379 $ - ROARING SPRING, PENNSYLVANIA After a year at Penn State, Reed came to the Academy via the Naval Reserve. He immediately entered into its activities being a member of the Chapel Choir, Glee Club, Musical Club Shows and tenor of the well known quartet, the Helmsmen. Displaying his more rugged side, Reed played battalion football, water polo, company football and varsity 150 lb. football. He has a definite gift for gab, never telling the same joke more than four hundred and sixty times - as his friends will readily testify. Being stockily built, Reed ' s pet peeve was the weight limit for 150 lb. football and the reveille bell which sounded oh, so early in the morning, and with so much more emphasis than the taps bell. WATER POLO — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY- MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. -4. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. KEYSTONE, WEST VIRGINIA Bill came to the Academy by way of two institutions of higher learning — Vanderbilt University and Concord College. His previous experience with the books at those schools enabled him to breeze through the first year ' s academics with ease. While not a star man here at Navy, he managed to pass all his courses successfully. Where Bill really excelled was in the field of extra curricular activities. If you ever went to any Navy football games from 1951 to 1953 you would have seen Bill out there on the field as one of the Navy cheerleaders. He was also active on the Hop and Ring Dance Committees. His contributions to the Musical Clubs shows were greatly enjoyed by the Brigade. During his time here Bill has always given us his best in the way of his talents. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL 4,3. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE— 4,3,2,1. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. CHEER LEADERS- 4,3,2,1. ?% itt 4ye% SW« e ft? GREENVILLE, TEXAS A Congressional appointment by Sam Rayburn brought Frank to the Naval Academy by way of Texas Tech. Being a quiet and easygoing Texan he found time in between bridge games and upholding his home state to star each year. He showed his athletic versatility by playing company basket- ball and volleyball, battalion boxing and table tennis, in which he was All- Brigade. Along the arts and letters line Frank was a member of the Dago Club and the staff of Reef Points. Since he anticipated a career in avi- ation, he was a member of the Aeronautical Engineering Club. Always a believer in variety, he could never understand his roommates ' preoccupation with only one girl — as shown by the variety of correspondence from the Lone Star State. PING PONG — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. BOXING— 2. VOLLEYBALL — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. $ 380 fJa tt tinted i z i6,e zr PITTSBURGH. PENNSYLVANIA A manly chest and a hearty laugh mixed with a ready sense of humor were an easy means of identification for this particular member of the Company. John came to us from Pittsburgh and those hours spent working in a steel mill paid off in muscles. His greatest struggle was trying to outguess the academic departments and sweating out exam week; we learned to regard his worries over passing as false alarms. A great advocator of being in shape, John worked out regularly and spent the fall sports sessions ripping through opposing lines on the battalion gridiron. There ' s no question about it John ' s one of the boys and a welcome guy to have around anytime. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. TRACK 3,2,1. BOWLING 3. fantea £t ne i ecu i HARTINGTON, NEBRASKA Jim strongly upholds the claim that he rode out of Hartington, Nebraska, on a mule many years ago to reach the walls of Bancroft. However, fact- ually it is noted that Jim entered the Academy via NAPS after serving two years in the Fleet. While serving as midshipman Jim proved to be an ardent gymnast and could be found in MacDonough Hall any afternoon working out. Liberty was the high on Jim ' s list of Academy assets and he managed to cut quite a swath through the female sector of both the East and the more select part of Baltimore society. His proficiency in the social and professional aspects of naval life should help Jim in his future career. TRACK — 3. GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. PROPERTY MAKE-UP GANG 4. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF— 4. IRz eit @6.cirle4. uttyex FLUSHING, NEW YORK Bob is one of those remarkable individuals who breezed through four years at Navy with little or no strain. As though having a high academic stand- ing were not enough, he went on to become an active member in the Newman Club and French Club. One of the mainstays of the Boat Club, his sport, recreation, and pastime was sailing the blue Chesapeake on Naval Academy yawls. Seldom one to let an evening go by without some form of mischief, he frequently gave our some what lagging spirits a much needed boost by his wild and unpredictable antics. Underneath it all is a serious and a thoughtful fellow. His friendly, easy manner, cheerful attitude and above all. his enthusiasm for work should assure him of a successful and satisfying career. TRACK 3. SAILING 4.3.2.1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. FOOTBALL — 2. STEEPLE CHASE 4 LUCKY BAG STAFF 2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF— 4. BOAT CLUB- 4,3,2.1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 2.1 ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: RIFLE — 4. 381 £ - MCALESTER, OKLAHOMA Austin, better known as Al, claims to be from the only state they can ' t give back to the Indians since they already own it. He hails from McAlester, Oklahoma, which he says is one of the better known towns and can be found on any good state road map. He came to Navy after getting an engineering background at Eastern Oklahoma A M college; this training put him in good stead academically. Al had his toughest struggle at the Academy with the Physical Training Department and at all times proved to be an accurate calandar of the coming P.T. schedule. With all of this fine athletic training offered him here, Al claims that he may not be among the best athletes but he should be among the healthiest officers of the Fleet. FOOTBALL— 4. STEEPLECHASE — 4. BASKETBALL 3. SOCCER— 3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 2. FIELDBALL- CINCINNATI, OHIO A big grin and an " Awww " always announced Dick during four years at the Academy. Cincinnati couldn ' t want a better advertisement. His big, six-foot-four frame looked especially good on a basketball floor or a volley- ball court, and he was a mainstay on the company football team too. He held his own in academics and still had time to work for the LOG. Doak has insisted that inter-planetary travel is a coming thing - he wants to be one of the first to visit the moon. Folks in Outer Space are sure to find, as we have, that cheerfulness and willingness along with an ability to work in harmony with everyone make Dick a wonderful friend. FOOTBALL— 2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. LOG STAFF SPLINTER STAFF- SOUTH BEND, INDIANA John L. Campbell, better known to his classmates as Long John, ventured to the Naval Academy from South Bend, Indiana. Standing 6 ' 6 " he soon gained the distinction of being the greatest thing ever to hit the volleyball courts of Navy Tech. Being an easy going amiable lad and a perfectionist, John came to us straight from high school, took the routine of Academy life in stride, and came out with flying colors. Perhaps the reason for Long John ' s success was his outlook on life. Says John, " The way I see things around here is if it isn ' t growing, pick it up. If you can ' t pick it up, paint it. If it moves, salute it. As for academics well, it ' s all in the manual. " V BOWLING— 4. STEEPLE CHASE - 3. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. £ 38 38- " leiiot s4tten (Zaxfretttei HILO, HAWAII Terry came to the Academy from Hilo High of Hawaii via San Jose State. The academics and social entanglements being what they were at college Terry decided to become one of the sheltered Severnites. Terry had a varied athletic schedule, but he could usually be found at the gym. with his squash racquet, or working on the development of his manly shoulders- The Smiling One, as he was known to his intimates was extremely fond of USNA; he even made it back on time once after leave. The Executive Department was wise to Terry as soon as his cherubic face was seen coming up Stribling Walk, but many demerits later, with his commission tucked firmly under his arm his last words were heard by all: " It was Fruit. " WATER POLO 3. TENNIS - BASKETBALL 2,1. SQUASH- HANDBALL 2,1. CROSS COUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. 3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. « yf S ' CARBONDALE, PENNSYLVANIA Al came to Navy after spending a year at the University of Scranton. Since academics were never a strain to him, he had plenty of time to spend with his favorite pastime, basketball, which he played most free afternoons. His athletic abilities were given to the company sports and he was a regular member of the Newman and Physics Clubs. Next to seeing a Navy victory there was no greater sports thrill for Al than to see the New York Yankees come through in 1952. The most difficult obstacle Al encountered here was the reveille bell, which he usually missed hearing. His slow easy going manner and pleasant personality wil! long be r emembered by the fellows who knew him. LACROSSE — 4. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLECHASE — 4. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. SOCCER— 3,2,1 . PHYSICS CLUB —3,2,1 . NEWMAN CLUB 4,3,2,1 . fc I Cc axci Scttvatct (Z etty. yt. ALBANY. GEORGIA Navy Tech was fortunate to get Dick from the Peach State. Fortunate, because before coming to the Naval Academy Dick had already spent one year in the NROTC program at Georgia Tech. Academics proved no problem to Dick; the stars on his collars prove this. His proficiency in academics allowed him much time to devote to sports. His versatility in sports is hard to match. In his first two years the battalion was lucky to corner Dick ' s talent on the gridiron. In the summer you could have found Dick on the golf course. Even women were subordinate to his golf. Any- time you heard a plane overhead you were certain to find Dick hanging out the window. His goal is to fly for Navy. FOOTBALL 4,3,2.1. CLASS CREST . RING COMMI TTEE 4.3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. GOLF 1. VARSITY: GOLF 3.2,1. 383 .£ p NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY When he first put on a sailor suit, Cy was 17, just out of St. Peter ' s High. After 21 months of service, he came to Navy Tech by way of NAPS. Dur- ing his stay here, he gave the academics a run for their money, and his only real trouble was finding a desk big enough for all of his pipes. Sports were Cy ' s favorite pastime, and he divided his time between squash, 150 lb. foot- ball, Softball, and an occasional bout of dragging. With his desire to make a go of anything he tackles, and his readiness with a smile and a joke, Cy will be successful in any field of the service he enters; FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3. TRACK — 2,1. SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Bob came to Navy from Virginia by way of the United States Coast Guard Academy just in time for a second plebe year. He spent a year at TJSCGA and then decided to become a deep water sailor at Navy. Since he ' s been aboard Bob has been a regular fixture at the fencing loft, fall, winter, and spring. Youngster year he was a member of the Brigade Championship fencing team. He also conducted blinker drills back in the Hall. Plebe year he made stars but youngster year the sun rose and taint no mo ' stars. Like everyone here he has lived for grad day but down deep inside he wouldn ' t be any place else. If its Navy he ' s for it. FENCING — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- TValte faefcti (? 6te t. $i. HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA Early in life Walt decided to enter the Naval Academy. Willing to ex- change his squirrel gun for Navy blue and to forsake college joys, he jour- neyed to the Academy where he immediately took to the new way of life. Here he was usually seen at the business end of a Speed Graphic, recording for posterity things ranging from varsity football games to the " Splinter Pole " . This enthusiasm for photography landed him in top posts on several of the photographic staffs. Unfortunately, Walt chose the drums as an outlet for his musical talents; unfortunately because drumming is not the most relaxing spectators ' sport. One of those fortunate few who are both scholastically and personally gifted, Walt takes with him into the Fleet many steadfast friends. LUCKY BAG STAFF- 1. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF —-4,3,2,1 . PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 1. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF — 1. JUICE GANG — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. $ 384 BOUNDBROOK, NEW JERSEY With four years at Andover before coming to Annapolis, Bo earned a repu- tation for being savvy quickly; good marks came to him with little strain. Having had a good deal of experience sailing on the St. Lawrence close to his home, he spent most of his afternoons on the Chesapeake, either sailing or working with the upkeep crews on the yawls. On weekends, Bo was most happy with a good wind blowing and a sheet or tiller in his hands. Talkative, energetic, and the life of the party, Bo ' 4 was in the midst of many gab sessions, or could be found enjoying his favorite pastimes -writing his girl and listening to Dixieland music. It is safe to predict a bright future in the Fleet for Bo. SAILING 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL 4,2. STEEPLE CHASE— 3. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2. SOUND UNIT I WRNV ' 3. VARSITY: SAILING 4. | CHESTER, SOUTH CAROLINA Penn, as he was known, trained for his tenure at Navy Tech for four years at Chester High and a year at Clemson College. His excellence in swimming netted him posts on the plebe and varsity teams. As an upperclassman he coached the battalion team during the off seasons. Penn was known especially for his Southern " ack-sent " and his profound interest in a certain girl in Rutherford, New Jersey. He remained true to his O.A.O. unfail- ingly; he turned down all dragging opportunities, unless they were with her. Following one of the cardinal rules of a good leader, Penn always set a good example. His most popular saying was " This is fruit. " He was a staunch supporter of the South, though he was often teased about living in northern South Carolina. WATER POLO— 2. SWIMMING— 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2. VARSITY: SWIMMING -4,3,1. STEEPLE CHASE 2. SOFTBALL 4,3. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA The Naval Academy hoisted Bill from the University of Michigan where he was taking a pre-medical course. His college education was centered around the social activities of Zeta Psi social fraternity and long lists of beautiful women. He was valedictorian of his high school class and an ardent follower of all types of athletics. His many friends are influenced by his vast knowl- edge, good sound judgment, and pride in the service. He gives all that he has in everything that he does and has developed a well rounded person- ality and many admirers as a result of his efforts. The Navy has gained the promise of an excellent officer in this enthusiastic and ambitious graduate. FOOLBALL 3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2. 0 v T 385 £ LAWRENCEBURG, TENNESSEE Where ' s the greatest place in the universe? Why, Tennessee, of course! And to hear Bill tell it, it ' s got everything, including his home town of Lawrenceburg. Nevertheless, after a year at Tennessee U, Bill reluctantly left this promised land to don the blue and gold to fulfill his childhood dream of a naval career. Conscientiously taking the new life into his stride, he did conspicuously well in academics and even found a little time for the extracurricular activities. During his spare time he served as mainstay for the batt football team, enlivened company parties with a little hot jazz on the piano, and in general had a good time. Wherever he goes, this grave, slow-spoken Southerner will be among friends. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. WATER POLO - 3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 2,1. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Joe came to the Naval Academy via Congressional appointment fondly clinging to his memories of the California climate and California girls- - which proved to be his never ending topic of conversation. He quickly put his excellent track talents to use as a member of the plebe track team, company cross country and steeple chase, and battalion track as well as company 150 lb. football teams. He found an outlet for his talented liberal arts interests in the Dago Club and the staff of Reef Points. Jose claimed that his big ambition was to find the girl of his dreams, but others said it was to star in skinny where his answers somehow never seemed to agree with the department ' s gouge. TRACK — 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY —3,2. FOOTBALL 4,2. STEEPLECHASE — 3. PHOTO CLUB — 3. REEF POINTS STAFF — 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 4. BERLIN, WISCONSIN Straight from the wilderness of Wisconsin he came to brighten the life at Navy Tech. Mouse was known throughout the Brigade for he could be found anyplace but in his own room. Always ready to join the boys in a lively discussion, he soon gained fame for his affability and subtle humor. A great talker and a rabid sports fan, he was one of Navy ' s best boosters. Not exactly a devotee of dago or steam, he nevertheless found academics pretty smooth sailing. Ripon College and Navy Prep aided him in gaining his stride. Sandwiched between bull sessions and letters to his O.A.O., Mouse chased a golf ball around the links. With his warm personality and winning ways, he is a sure bet for a successful career. GOLF —3. GYMNASTICS — 4. CROSS COUNTRY 2,1. FOOTBALL — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. £ 386 GENEVA, NEW YORK Jamie was one of those men who came to Navy directly from high school. While in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, he excelled in football and wrestling and won a state championship in the latter. After arriving at Annapolis he won a starting berth on the plebe wrestling, lacrosse, and J.V. football teams. His athletic progress was cut short by a serious knee injury in a varsity wrestling practice during youngster year. Jamie ' s main outside interests were a few dozen girls he had on the line and the progress of his old alma mater, Hobart High. Jamie is known for his sincere friendliness and spirit. Talkative and humorous, he has that initative necessary to take him right to the top of any field of his choice. WRESTLING 4. CREW — 2. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,2,1. LOG STAFF 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 2. FOOTBALL 3. WRESTLING — 4,3,2,1 . ' P ttifr @ zxtte t ' DotKxvan BUFFALO, NEW YORK Entering the Academy fresh from the innocence of high school days, Phil spent a secluded plebe year shining shoes and concentrating on the compo- sition of lengthy letters to Buffalo. Youngster year was a revealing one, and his frequent smooth plans with unbelievable complications gave him the moniker Hen due to his Henry Aldrich episodes. Second class year further revealed his capabilities as he proved that he could easily outshout a major who happened to find him sitting outside a Bancroft window. The full vehemence of his Irish rage was not discovered until his first class year, how- ever, when Phil personally launched an attack designed to square away the plebes. Known as a Phildown, the mere mention of this program soon caused every fourth classman in the battalion to tremble in his grease shoes. TRACK — 4. STEEPLE CHASE - 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,2. CHESS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ELLWOOD CITY, PENNSYLVANIA Jim is the second generation of a promising line of Navy men. Hearing the call of the sea away back in the hills of Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Navy and served for a year. Here at the Academy. Jim was interested in a wide variety of sports, proving himself to be quite capable in the arts of self- defense. He was active in the executive extracurriculars, and was company and battalion representative, a member of the Class Honor Committee, and a member of the Brigade Executive Committee. Jim was like most mid- shipmen in that he lived between train trips home; but unlike any other, he usually enjoyed his trips back to Mother Bancroft. After a little seatime, Jim plans to go on to Pensacola and there get his long sought Navy wings. BOWLING 3. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1 . SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL 2,1. 387 $ 7£a,tfi6, go(U t Side WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY Having spent the greater part of his life covering the streets and marshes of North Jersey, the Babe knows all the angles. Whether you want help on a poor bridge hand, some dope on a math prob, or advice on the fine points of sea law, Ralph ' s the man to see. During the more carefree years of his life he spent two seasons as a life-guard at a New Jersey Boy Scout camp. In his spare time he attended Linden High School. Knowing no better, he entered Canoe U immediately after graduating from high school. Al though life at Navy has been a little slow for him, Ralph hopes to find new challenges for his genius after June Week. BOWLING — 3,2,1. SWIMMING — 4. SOFTBALL 4,3,2. FIELDBALL — 3 STEEPLE CHASE — 4. SOCCER — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. 70iiti ztK Sattiett ' Ptetc vi ??? WASHINGTON, D. C. How often can you get fried in one day? Bill ' s ambition was to get a 4.0 conduct for one term. He sang and accompanied himself on the guitar (he had to accompany himself, no one else would). During the four years Bill wrestled some and tried many other sports, but found none to match his bunk. He had a liking for anything of a technical nature. Being a Navy Junior he wished he could have burned up the road to Washington more often. Bill ' s biggest moment came in a cross country race when he found he wasn ' t the last to finish. He thought navigation was fun until the day he found out that Miss America was not one of the heavenly bodies. TENNIS— 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4. VARSITY: CREW — 3. WRESTLING — 4. am 0etutCtta4 ? i4t i WICHITA, KANSAS Tom, hailing from the Midwest, has claimed residence in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. T. J. came to Crabtown via the fleet and NAPS. He was a natural at athletics and was equally at home in the classroom. Discover- ing Italian during plebe year, he lettered as line backer in the Foreign Languages Club. Liking the classics, he supplemented his record library and soothed the savage beast with a vicious mandolin and an endless reper- toire of ballads. Tom hailed nightly push-ups as a sure cure for that occupational insomnia. He ' s a woman ' s ideal — doesn ' t smoke, doesn ' t drink, and darns his own socks. Armed with a spontaneous personality, he recommended a smile as a 100 ' , e effective panacea for that Dark Ages smog. A well blended combination of ambition and easy-going disposition will spell sure success for Tom in his chosen field. WATER POLO — 3. CHOIR USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 2. VARSITY: TRACK — 2,1. SWIMMING FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3,2,1. 3. GYMNASTICS — 4. WRESTLING — 2,1. £ 388 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Freddie ' s ear-to-ear grin burst in on us one dark February day in 1952 and there hasn ' t been a dark day since. With a hearty chuckle for every prob lem, Fred has made the dark days brighter for everyone fortunate enough to know him. Freddie, a New Englander from Newport, Rhode Island came to the Naval Academy from Brown University. He has become attached to southern ways of life in the form of one pretty Baltimorean. This attachment hasn ' t been strong enough, however, to prevent him from starring at fullback for Navy ' s football team. He played varsity for three years. His favorite hobby is sports and his favorite (song) is Margie. To him and to her, smooth sailing on the waves of life ahead. FOOTBALL 4,3. GOAT KEEPER 1, VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. LACROSSE 3,2,1. T HOUSTON, TEXAS To Phil the Naval Academy was a stopping place between two hitches in the Marine Corps. Four years of Academy life failed to shake his firm belief that the Navy was only a supporting unit of the Marines, and on graduation he doffed the Navy blue to don the Marine green. While at the Academy, Phil never lacked the delightful companionship of the female species, a pastime which to him ranked second only to trying to add some weight to a rangy six foot four inch frame. Like countless other mids Phil theorized that a bed was made for but one purpose and so he spent three years (plebe year excluded) gathering data to substantiate his theory. FOOTBALL — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK — 1. PISTOL — 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. VOLLEYBALL - 4,3. PORTSMOUTH, OHIO Wayne, a big husky athlete, hails from the Buckeye state where he cap- tained his high school basketball team. Wayne served two years with the Marine Corps during which he again showed his ability in basketball. His shined shoes and grades made his classmates envious. A hard worker, Wayne proved himself an extremely valuable man on the 1952 World Champion Olympic crew team. Being no slacker Wayne managed to do most of his eating on training tables which was greatly appreciated by his classmates since he was no light eater. Undaunted by cuts and bruises he tried the game of football for the first time here at Navy and made himself proud. Wayne ' s many friends were not all males since he kept a lot of good dragging material on hand. BOWLING— 3. CREW- 3. CHOIR 4,3. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — -4,3; RECEPTION COMMITTEE 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW 4,3,2,1. JV FOOTBALL— 2. 389 $ • SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Like many other Navy Juniors, Buddy Ben claims the place of his birth, San Diego, California, as his own podunk. He came to Canoe U via the Punahou School of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Western High School in Wash- ington, D. C. Being one of those few to whom the academics came easily, Ben devoted most of his time to evading the just desserts that come to all who run afoul of the little black book. In the afternoons he could usually be found participating in one of the company or battalion sports. Not content to plod along in one rut, Ben never played any sport for more than one season, preferring to try out as many fields of athletic endeavor as possible during his brief stay behind the walls. WATER POLO — 3,2. BOWLING — 1. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4. SOCCER — 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. STAMP CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4. ?iect " rtyaxatia {£a,te ft WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Fred Horatio Gates II wandered Annapolis way from Wilmington, Del- aware, via Severn Prep School. In the course of his wandering he developed a philosophy which he follows to the letter, " Take it easy, ' cause it ' s all relative. " Nothing presented a problem to Pete. " If it can ' t be sur- mounted, then pass it by; it will always come out in the wash. " Pete was on the Freedom crew, participated in company sports, and worked on the Trident staff. Busy with sandpaper or varnish, he was usually found on a spar of the Freedom where he considered how nice it would be if he could supervise instead of demonstrate. Though most of the lads didn ' t like those high places, Pete would always say, " What ' s a hundred feet. " FIELDBALL BOAT CLUB -3,2. -3,2. SOCCER— SAILING- TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3,2. DU BOIS, PENNSYLVANIA After leaving Dubois High School, Hank raised his hand to yawn one day; and thereafter, he found his home in the Navy. NAPS was the next call to duty and there Hank set his master mind to functioning. After ascending to the Factory, Hank began to prove the theory that " He could get the most out of the least. " Being an avid visitor, Hank could usually be found visiting anyone who may have been around. With an undying devotion, Hank was a firm believer in being a leader of men and a follower of women. The possession of a jovial sense of humor is one of Hank ' s priceless pos- sessions. Wherever Hank goes hereafter, you can expect many hearts to be uplifted merely by his presence. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE 4. FIELDBALL 3. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 2.1. $ 390 CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY An athlete of no mean repute, Hal earned letters for football at Cranford High in New Jersey, home of the ' skeeters. Subsequently he earned letters in freshman lacrosse and football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There he also got his introduction to Navy life as a contract NROTC mid- shipman. During his four years at the Academy, Hal continued his athletic- progress, having been one of the mainstays of the company fieldball team and earning awards in plebe and varsity lacrosse. His aptitude extended to other fields, and his large appetite and ability to rack out were to be envied. When not sporting, eating, or sleeping, Hal looked forward to a weekend of dragging. Add to this his starring average and high grease, and you have our pal Hal. FOOTBALL 4. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. VARSITY: LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. rtWtW ( iCtiaxcC {faoctvKatt. fit. WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA Easy-going Ed has a touch of southern hospitality showing all over him. He came to Navy on a Congressional appointment from the Fifth District of North Carolina. Prior to entering the Naval Academy he graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School where he was a member of the football squad. Upon graduation he atten ded Alabama Polytechnic Institute for one year to prepare himself for his future work at Navy. Here at the Naval Academy he studied hard, played hard, and stayed true to his O.A.O. He was a member of the battalion and junior varsity football teams, and in the off season he participated in company sports. Ed ' s love of the sea is slightly fickle- ardent when it ' s glassy, but hardly recognizable when the swells swell. FOOTBALL 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 4. FIELDBALL — 3. SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA Bill ' s ready smile and golden hair proclaim him to be a sunny Californian. After graduating from Alhambra High School, he spent a year at Severn in preparation for the Academy. Although no genius, he managed to earn stars the first year in spite of those formidable plebe puzzlers. Possibly a little shy with the femmes, he still managed to drag his share of queens. Bill was best known, however, for two other things circulating Tridents, and his cheerful smile and happy word for everyone, even on the darkest of Dark Age Monday mornings. His undefeatable spirit will surely stand him high in the Fleet, and his affable nature guarantees a multitude of friends wherever he goes. CROSS COUNTRY VOLLEYBALL 3 -3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF HAND-TO-HAND — 3. 3.2,1 ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. 39] $ EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Coming from Indiana, Chuck took a detour through the halls of Purdue on the road to fame and poverty as a naval officer. While at Purdue, he was a member of the NROTC. He has proven himself true Navy through the same drive, will to win, and hardy spirit that he has thrown behind the Radio and Engineering Clubs. To call a man with a voltage drop across his ears a skinny cut is putting it mildly, but then, who else in the Brigade drew his monthly cash allowance in resistors and schematics? Nature blessed Chuck with a pleasant personality, a friendly smile, and that ever- welcome commodity, common sense. He likes all kinds of music but prefers the classics. The door to success? Here ' s a man with the key, the practical approach. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 3. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4,2,1. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA In 1950 a young National Guardsman had a tough decision to make. Should he go overseas with his newly activated unit or should he take his appointment to Canoe U. Navy won out and Navy ' s gift from the South Dakota Badlands cruised into Mother Bancroft two days before plebe summer ended. This short time land lubber soon found that sailing schoon- ers were as much fun as prairie schooners, and devoted much of his time to pursuing the elusive breezes on Chesapeake waters. We discovered that Rod had other talents. He was a member of the Boat Club, the Aero Engineering Club, and Secretary-Treasurer of the combined M. E. Clubs; however, Rod ' s most outstanding talent was his ability to drag on one dollar per diem. SAILING— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 3. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT— 2,1. BOAT CLUB— 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3,2. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4. BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY Bob, an easy-going guy from New Jersey, spent his four years at the Severn School of Sailing in a constant struggle with the Medical Department. Bob ' s objective was by hook or by crook to get into Navy Air, but the docs asserted that he was as blind as a bat. This assertion Bob countered with one of his own, namely that even bats can fly. During his early years at the Academy, Bob entertained the thought of earning a varsity letter on the cross country team. Thanks to his roommates, who introduced him to the cigarette, he was forced to discard this dream. Always pleasant and willing to have a little fun, Bob is one man with whom we want to make our future liberties. track- • varsity: CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. £ 392 «UK SYRACUSE, NEW YORK Mark, a sentimentalist along the femme line, and a lover of fine music and some that isn ' t so fine , came to USNA from Valley High School in Syracuse, New York. While at Valley High he was president of the Math Club, and his senior year saw him as captain of the tennis team. Extracurricular activities remained on Mark ' s agenda at the Academy, for he was a member of the Physics Club, Newman Club, and was active in battalion and varsity wrestling while remaining in the upper half of the class academically. On Saturday nights, if he was not dragging, you would probably have found Mark sitting in the " hole " listening to Doris Day records or his favorite band Sammy Kay or slaying his clarinet. TENNIS 2.1. SOFTBALL 4,3. WRESTLING 4,3,2. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT 4. NEWMAN CLUB 4,3,2,1. PHYSICS CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING 3. P x tt 2.ui tccf axyxave Iff JACKSON, MICHIGAN Take a big lanky frame, add a mop of curly hair and a big happy grin, and you have the pride of Jackson, Michigan. John capped off a successful high school athletic career by helping Jackson High ' s basketball and cross country teams to state championships. Quince spent two years at the University of Iowa where he played freshman and junior varsity basketball. At Iowa he helped make the Sigma Chi fraternity very, very social. His ready wit and easygoing manner made John a welcome member of any gathering at Navy, be it stag or drag. These qualities, plus a sincere interest in the service point to a very promising career for a fellow who rates nothing but the best. PING PONG — 3. BASKETBALL 4. SOCCER— 3. yeaiye 7 nnci i ' ityein.fren.. Or. HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY In August, 1931, the population of Hoboken, New Jersey, jumped a number. Nineteen years later, out of the land of fog and bog George rolled into Canoe U after a close escape from an accounting course at Fordham. When the shock of plebe year wore off, he resigned himself to his fate and took almost everything in stride, except maybe letters from a certain hamlet in Pennsylvania. His biggest trouble was getting profs to understand his Joisey accent and the hardest job he ever did was to come back after a leave. Between sleeping and studying he found time for cross country, football, and Softball. It will be easy to remember the inevitable cigarette and the phrase, " Whaddye say, cat? " CROSSCOUNTRY 2,1. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL— 3,2,1. 393 .£ DIXIE, LOUISIANA Lee came to the Academy from Dixie, Louisiana, with a boost from that state ' s Northwestern University. He was noted as a plebe for an exceed- ingly expressive rendition of a certain stock answer which a pleased first classman had him repeat every meal for weeks. Not confining his literary talents to E. H. G., he produced some very creditable fiction for the Trident. He attacked the intramural sports program with an intellectual approach to skull-busting that had his room stocked with " How to " books. His smoldering resentment to the indignities of plebe year received expiation second and first class years. Although ' 56 and ' 57 may not be inclined to remember him warmly, it is a certainty that his classmates will. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BOXING — 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 4,3,2,1. ' Dan T tcc iel ' e(€ te44ee TEXARKANA, TEXAS A genial character and likeable nature along with an always friendly smile was the combination that made Dan a true companion and friend of all those privileged to make his acquaintance. After receiving his diploma from high school, Dan spent a year in college, plus two valuable years in the Navy before taking his place among the leaders of our class. Although sailing and crew were the main interests in this Texan ' s life, his ability in all endeavors is exemplified by the fine record he left at the Academy. To say that Dan was our friend is certainly a proper statement but hardly sufficient. Going on to mention his quiet likeable personality, his con- sideration for others, and his undeniable ability to associate with everyone is indeed more fitting. SAILING — 2,1. CREW — 4,3. CLASS CREST . RING COMMITTEE — 2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2. WASHINGTON, D. C. Al, leaving Washington not far behind, donned his Navy blue and proceeded to become a true sailor ' s sailor. Jumping into sailing at Navy, he climbed from knockabouts through yawls to the class " A " Highland Light. Though not always a Calvert man, he was a true yachting enthusiast and plowed the waters of the Chesapeake aboard the Light often, claiming a share of her many victories. When not sailing, Al turned his attention to music or the pistol. His flair for the former supplied us all with a semblance of pleasure, and on the pistol range he was known as Dead-eye until he took his pistol in hand and near panic resulted in the scramble to clear the firing line. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY -2. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. PHOTO CLUB —4,3,2,1 . BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: PISTOL —4,3,2,1. £ 394 DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA Bill calls Dallas, North Carolina, his home. He attended the University of North Carolina for two years before he decided to try his luck with the Navy. While in high school Bill participated in basketball, but at the Academy he confined his activities to the company level, competing in cross country and steeple chase. Bill ' s quiet, reserved manner and a very keen interest in academics proved to be a very valuable asset to his high class standing. He is interested in following all sports and has a sharp memory in recalling the achievements of teams as well as individual performers. Bill was very persistent and was never known to back down from an argument. With his sincere interest in the service he will go far in his chosen career. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FOOTBALL- 4. STEEPLE CHASE 3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. SOCCER— 2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. PADUCAH, KENTUCKY Bill just barely made ' 54. We had already received academic year company assignments when civilian Holloman made his first appearance at Bancroft Hall. Missing plebe summer had its bad points as the first parade showed. Bill had come directly from high school in Kentucky, and the Manual of Arms was still a foreign language. He enjoys classical music, art, good reading, and though displaying all the qualities of a true Kentucky gentleman chose, oddly enough, sailing as his main diversion. Bil l also found time for foreign travel, going to Europe independently during the summer. He always did well in academics, his marks being proof positive, and he had the ability to think his way through the most difficult problems given time. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2. GYMNASTICS— 4. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 4,3,2,1. UTICA, NEW YORK Charlie came to the Academy with one desire: a commission as Second Lieutenant in the USMC. Toward this goal he has headed since he was a youngster listening to his father, an ex-Marine, tell him about the Corps. He prepared for the Academy at Utica Free Academy and gained his ap pointment through the NROTC nation-wide competition while a NROTC Midshipman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he studied a year. Here at the Academy Charlie was very active in company soccer and field- ball and spent most of his free time working out in MacDonough Hall. The plebes soon discovered that he knows all, and he was their personal " answer man " . In Charles L. Horowitz the Marines have an able, intelligent officer. LACROSSE 3. FIELDBALL 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4. SOCCER 3,2,1. BOXING 4. 395 X- - WILLISTON PARK, NEW YORK John, who most often answers to the name of Skip, came to these hallowed walls from the State of New York. Though he came to the Naval Academy directly from high school, without benefit of prep school or college, he has had little trouble with academics as was witnessed by his being a member of the elite star men. While at the academy Skip played battalion football and was an active member of the Public Relations Committee. His favorite pastimes were cutting and figuring out the percentage in favor of dragging blind, an occupation which led him to claim that his batting average never went below .667. Skip left the Academy with a fine record not only in the academic departments, but also with his many friends. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 4. LACROSSE, WISCONSIN After spending a year at UCLA in our fellow organization, the NROTC, Bill entered the Naval Academy. Since he was one of the better golfers in the class, he spent most of his spring and fall free time on the links. He rested during the long winters. He claims he wasn ' t born tired, but he has sure fooled his classmates. His dragging was limited to times when his home town O.A.O. paid him visits. He mastered academics with ease, and they were more of a love than a challenge. This racketeer sat out his watches in the Regimental Library. His friendliness and warm humor won him friends throughout the Brigade. Bill looks forward to the gold wings of Navy Air. FOOTBALL— 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 2,1. GOLF 4,3,2. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: GOLF— 4,3,2,1. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Gregg, who was born in Fresno, California, calls Oakland his home. As many boys go, so did Gregg; from model gas planes to the study of me- chanical engineering. After two years at the University of California, an appointment to the Naval Academy brought Gregg East, looking West. Back home his friends called him " slow but sure " , and that is just about it. A little short on speed but with plenty of accuracy, he is distinguished by a circular slide rule. A painstaking person, he can be counted on for a job well done. Sportswise, Gregg kept busy. At one time or another he participated in plebe and battalion football and company basketball, soccer, and cross country. Conscientious and savvy, Gregg is destined for a suc- cessful naval career. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4. FIELDBALL — 2,1. PISTOL — 4,3,2. MUSICAL CLUB — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,1. $ 306 " Peter j4lexaKcU laCdtacv KEANSBURG, NEW JERSEY Pete hails from Jersey ' s Eastern Shore, claiming Keansburg as his home away from Bancroft. He also can claim sea time in the Atlantic as a member of a DDR crew. Since then he has claimed a loss in pay but what ' s money, especially to a mid? His watchword here was " Keep smiling; it could be worse, " and the next week usually was. He was one of the few who enjoyed dago, claiming it was a valuable asset on youngster cruise in Paris and the more picturesque part of France - Cherbourg. Second class cruise he found a home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was one of the few who ventured back to the Canadian port for part of summer leave. BOWLING 3,2,1. SOCCER TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF- VARSITY: CREW 4 -3,2,1. 4. VOLLEY BALL 3,2,1. tya tt $a s,efa. .atv. fix. JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY John, activity personified, doesn ' t know the meaning of relax. In his time at the Academy, he was always doing something, even if it were only polish- ing his already mirror-like shoes. The results were a remarkably neat room and above average grades. Many people have a place for everything, but John is one of the few people who actually keeps everything in its assigned place. His love of a good discussion always led him to take the viewpoint on a subject opposite to the majority. His best arguments were in the de- fense of New Jersey or the New York Yankees, both the best in his esti- mation. The class of ' 54 will always remember John for his class crest episode and his midnight flashlight. WATER POLO 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING —4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 2. CHOIR 4,3.2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT Tom is endowed with a penchant for getting things done fast so he can have more time to conserve energy. He never overlooked an assignment, but he never took a strain at the same time and required little effort to star. Never in a hurry and never one to worry, he has a permanent possession of skepticism; nothing served to soothe him as much as his battleworn meer- schaum pipe and a letter from Joan. He acquired the title of Good Samari- tan for his generosity in supplying cigarettes and stamps to the company. The life of Nova Scotian parties, he is hard on a pair of shoes, displays an intolerance for the unknowing, and possesses unusual personal punctilious- ness. A Grantland Rice in football prognostication, he ' d be a richer man today if he ' d have placed his money against, instead of for his favorites, the Dodgers. TRACK— 4. FOOTBALL- 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 3,2,1. SOCCER— 4,3,2,1. 397 $ I " ■ (£6.4sde i, TVitliant .eaxned. $%. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Entering the Academy directly from Louisville ' s Male High, Chuck found the academic departments no great challenge to his ability. Among the many activities in which he participated, football was predominant. He made a name for himself as a star back on the battalion team during his plebe and youngster years and in his second class year transferred to the fabulous 150 ' s. What little spare time remained to him, he devoted to radio station WRNV and as a youngster became a qualified announcer. Chuck ' s greatest weakness was a pretty girl. But even in the delicate art of dragging he acquired considerable skill. He rarely missed the oppor- tunity to escort one of his many femmes to a Saturday night hop. With his ability as a leader and his warm and friendly manner, he has all the qualities of a good officer. FOOTBALL— 2,1. TRACK — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. SOUND UNIT (WRNV I — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: 150-LB. FOOTBALL— 2,1. BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA Beverly Hills, traditionally the home of the movie stars, claims additional fame as the podunk of this Severn Alumnus. George divided his time at the Academy between the various intramural sports, his ever faithful friend, the inner-spring mattress, and trying to keep one step ahead of the Depart- ment of Electrical Engineering. George ' s versatility with the English language, his dancing ability, and his distinguishing features enabled him to hold a first-string position among the social cuts at the Academy; he never lacked a drag for the weekend, unless the Executive Department interferred. George holds a private pilot ' s license, and thus to him second class summer was a paradise equaled only by that proverbial California sunshine. In George we found a friend. The Navy will find an excellent officer. LACROSSE — 4. FOOTBALL -3,2,1. WATER POLO — 3,2,1. PING PONG — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. NEWMAN CLUB — 4,3,2,1. GLEE CLUB — 3. RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA Dick came to USNA via a Fleet appointment after having attended NAPS at Newport, Rhode Island. Dick has contributed much to the Academy in the way of his musical talents during his four years here. As well as playing baritone bugle in the Drum and Bugle Corps, he has been a st eady member of the choir. Then too he has done no small bit of work in Musical Clubs show work. After graduation, Dick plans on a career in Navy Aviation, a desire that grew from his work while stationed at the Naval Air Station, Alameda, prior to his appointment. Everyone who knows him will long remember him for the ready smile and pleasant words that were always on his lips even during the dreariest part of the Dark Ages. WATER POLO — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 2,1. CHOIR— 4,3,2,1. DRUM 8s BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB 2,1. £ 398 HAMMOND, INDIANA The Bear, as Ernie is known to most of us, claims the midwest as his home. Since he was a hunting and fishing enthusiast during his spare time away from the Academy, he combed the Wisconsin hillsides with a gun over his shoulder and a very wary eye for deer. Ernie came to Navy directly from high school and took all the academics in his stride with outstanding results. He was an all -state center in high school football for two years and he con- tinued his work on the Navy gridirons as line backer and center. His humorous personality led the Bear to believe that the social events at Navy should be uppermost, and he carried his thoughts through to the end! FOOTBALL 4,3.2,1. WATER POLO FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL I. . BASKETBALL 3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Russell entered USNA straight from high school. An authority on radios, telephones, and pipe organs, he could almost always be found tinkering with something or other no matter what. So Russ ran cross country, track, steeple chase, and played company soccer; but his main occupation was just resting, although he liked all kinds of music from hillbilly to sacred selections. He was an avid member of the Chapel Choir and showed some interest in the Radio Club. He could always be counted on to volunteer for the unusual or unexpected. He made the most of his opportunities on cruises to learn about Navy equipment. Russell was good-natured and easy to get along with. He also studied a little bit when he was in the mood. TRACK —4,3. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 2. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT IWRNVI--4. READING, PENNSYLVANIA Once a mid, always a mid; that ' s our Bill. Never taking anybody or any- thing too seriously he made his stay here a pleasant one. He is a gifted party giver providing he can find some jeune fille to provide same. Hav- ing spent two years in the Fleet, military life here at the Academy wasn ' t too much of a strain for him, but plebe year proved annoying. Being able to find humor in anything, he found the Executive and academic Depart- ments always good for a few choice laughs. Academics never fazed Bill, his watchword being " just plug the formula " . Cruises were a change for Bill and ' tis said he even enjoyed youngster cruise with its Parisian flavor. BOWLING 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. STEEPLE CHASE— 3. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL 3,2,1. SOCCER- 1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4. PROPERTY MAKE UP GANG — 4. :w £ PEORIA, ILLINOIS Phil, originally from Mattoon, Illinois, then Peoria, came to the Academy from the broomcorn country. Coming directly from high school was cer- tainly no hardship for Phi! as he soon proved by becoming a member of the elite Star Club. Although pressed by his many studies he still found time to devote to his favorite study hour pastime, bridge. He studied Culbertson almost as much as Dutton. Using his height to good advantage, he par- ticipated in company basketball and volleyball while his concentrated weight proved beneficial in fieldball. In addition he enjoyed playing golf and tennis. The Mattoon Marauder arrived in Crabtown with quite an appetite, abundant humor, and a midwestern brogue. Four years later, Phil left the Academy with undeniable prospects of making an excellent officer. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4. FIELDBALL 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 1. BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA Bob entered the Academy from the Fleet, and even though he was an old salt, he experienced quite a sensation upon being led through the great white walls for his four year stretch. Bob believed that such things as the obstacle course, swimming tests, academics, and parades had their place in a mid- shipman ' s life, but the most important thing of all was plenty of sleep. Besides being one of the better rack men, Bob was also one of the better racket men. He would take on any challengers in tennis or squash and cover any bets against a team which came from his beloved land of California. With his warm personality and easy-going manner he is destined for success in the future. TENNIS — 2,1. CROSS COUNTRY— 3. STEEPLECHASE — 2. PISTOL — 4. SQUASH — 2. IRa eit £ccye«te Tttacfc RACINE, WISCONSIN Bob came to Navy Tech from Racine, Wisconsin, where he graduated from high school with honors in addition to lettering in football and wrestling. A man who makes many friends, he possesses a disarmingly mild manner and an easy-going sense of humor. He holds taps several times a day and calls the sack his home-away-from-home. Looking for a place to hang his crest, Bob was often seen initiating a different sweet young thing into the blue and gold pleasures of Yoosnay weekends. Navy is written all over Bob and it ' s a sure bet the Fleet will find no more outspoken supporter than he. Naval Aviation is his choice after graduation, but it ' s certain no matter where Bob goes from here he ' ll always reach his goal in his own calm, delib- erate way. FOOTBALL — 4. FIELDBALL — 3. WRESTLING — 4,3,2. SQUASH — 4,3,2. MUSICAL CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. £ 400 ' iR.acfrttiHit IRudaifctl Waeat ' ti, FARRELL, PENNSYLVANIA Ray, a real spaghetti eater, makes western Pennsylvania his home. After leaving high school, Moose decided Navy life looked rather good so he joined up. Though he was never very studious Ray managed to slip through the academics with very little trouble. An ardent admirer of Charles Atlas, Moose spent most of his free time lifting weights over in MacDonough Hall. Not until his third year did batt football capture his fancy at which time he proved himself a valuable man to have in anybody ' s line. With a natural ability to get along with anyone Ray was never at a loss for friends. Though he always showed his light side he could also be a serious leader. FOOTBALL 4,3,2. BASKETBALL RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3.2.1. VARSITY: PISTOL 4. SOFTBALL JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA James came to us from the land of sunshine, Florida. Almost any week end during the warmer weather, he was out on the tennis courts. He brought to Navy all his talents, witticisms, and easygoing manners: he proved himself to be absolutely unruffled by all that was offered. His likeable nature and readiness to help anyone with a problem made his room a haven for the less savoir members of our class. The wardroom will gain an officer with a fine sense of duty when James begins his future in the Navy. FOOTBALL 1. TENNIS — 1. STEEPLECHASE VARSITY: TENNIS — 4. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 1. VALDEZ. COLORADO Along with a pleasant personality, Gene brought the flavor of the West to the Academy. Upon completing high school, he enlisted in the Navy and soon thereafter went to NAPS where he prepared for the Academy exams. Within the grey walls of Mother Bancroft Gene became well known for his radiant smile, revealing the dimples in his cheeks. He gets enjoyment out of everything, especially sports, movies, or a good session on the wrestling mat. Weekends he could be found going a few rounds in the boxing ring. Academics took up a lot of his time, naturally, and he could often be found explaining some of the finer points of a lesson to his classmates. His un- failing spirit and inexhaustible patience are sure to guarantee success in whatever he attempts. CROSS COUNTRY 4.3. SOUND UNIT (WRNV STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 3,1. mi $ SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Beginning with the summer of ' 50, Skid took the Academy right in stride, and he passed the four years in conscientious effort to attain two goals a commission in the Navy and the ability to keep in step when marching. To those of us who knew him, his success in the former at least was assured. His inexhaustible store of energy, coupled with executive and literary ability, culminated in his selection as Editor of Reef Points. Moreover this know- how, which enabled him to rise to the top of the class, was always available to a classmate in trouble. As for athletics, well, athletics and wrestling were synonymous, and in season or out, he could usually be found in the loft getting in shape. His friendliness and versatility will insure him success wherever he goes. TRACK — 3. WRESTLING — 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4,3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2. SOCCER — 4. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Mike became a " Son of Annapolis " after he graduated from Severn School with an impressive record in school activities. He calls Jacksonville his home, but being a Navy Junior he claims loyalty to a multitude of other places. Well known for his remarkable sea stories of previous " duty stations " , Mike was never at loss to keep his classmates entertained. Along with these sea stories, Mike ' s life-long association with the Navy has gained him a wealth of practical knowledge about naval life, customs, etiquette, and history. Aside from his academic struggles, Mike ' s interests at Navy included dragging his O.A.O., cross country, plebe indoctrination, and Pogo. With four Dark Ages left behind forever, Mike looks to newer and brighter horizons in his chosen career. TENNIS- 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2 TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4,3. VARSITY: TENNIS— 4. SAILING — 2. FENCING SPLINTER STAFF 4,3,1. 4. ' pranced flatted " Tftc ait cf. $%. WABAN, MASSACHUSETTS Jimmy came to us from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio where he excelled in basketball and baseball, making the all-star teams in both sports. He stopped for a year at Texas A. and I. College before he joined the Navy and soon entered Navy Tech. At Navy Jim shifted his activities to batt football and the extracurriculars. He became a member and officer of both the Foreign Relations Club and of the Public Relations Committee. Under the auspices of the former he represented Navy in several college discussions on international politics and was chief announcer for the latter club. Well liked at the Academy, Jim ' s ready wit and ability to hold his own in any discussion will be remembered by us all. We know he will climb to the top of the ladder of success. FOOTBALL — 2. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB— 4,3,2,1. -m £ 102 .eattaid ' Dennis THc axt cf ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS From far beyond the smell of salt air came another enthusiastic candidate for the profession. With him. Mac brought a reputation for all-around athletic prowess, a reputation which was well deserved as shown by his contributions to the intramurals. Although not an outstanding scholar, he managed to keep the hungry wolves from his door by turning to on studies when it became necessary. When the situation seemed darkest Mac could always be depended on to supply a belly laugh with his antics. In the social field he always kept ahead iwe never did learn what secret he and Casanova shared i. His generosity and sincerity have won him many friends both in and out of the Academy. Denny will long be remembered for these traits. CROSS COUNTRY 3. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL —4,3,2,1. LOG STAFF 2. SPLINTER STAFF — 2. BOAT CLUB 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 4. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. T«W Pa%6ei 70U(Uk k 7?tc(?Cde t WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA To anyone who doesn ' t eat, sleep, and breathe sailing Buck may appear a little fanatic. He not only sailed on the Highland Light during his many free hours at the Academy, but also spent a great many hours in class or during study hours drawing and designing a wide variety of boats. Al- though Buck spent most of his life in Little Silver, New Jersey, prior to entering USNA, he turned from Yankee to Rebel in one easy move to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the middle of youngster year. He prepped at Admiral Billiard Academy, and came to the Naval Academy with a batch of red hair and an easy sense of humor. FIELDBALL— 3. LOG STAFF 4,3. SPLINTER STAFF - 4,3. BOAT CLUB - 4,3,2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1 . ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. ALAMEDA. CALIFORNIA In Guy, one finds the unsurpassable combination of a stalwart mind and an agile body. Being a star man did not deprive Mac of the time necessary to compete as a member of the varsity gym squad. However, because of his versatility, he participated in a wide variety of sports. An avid reader, Guy spent considerable time in acquiring a liberal education. As a member of the Class Crest Committee, he helped design our class crest. His friendly personality and serene manner have won him many friends. His loyalty and firmness of purpose, coupled with a sense of pride in a job well done, will stand him in good stead throughout his career. SQUASH VARSITY 2,1. GYMNASTICS K)3 $ OMAHA, NEBRASKA Leaving the corn fields of Nebraska, John took a little time off to learn the ways of Navy life before entering the Naval Academy. This knowledge and experience was profitably consumed not only academically, but in a practical manner while on cruise. Although a little quiet, John was fast to make friends and could always be relied upon for a big smile and a good joke. Certainly a company party would not have been successful without John ' s arts and talents. His rhetorical ability in the Spanish vernacular was considerable. It is not difficult to imagine John serving in the capacity of military attache in one of the many Spanish speaking countries. Needless to say he will make an enviable record in the Fleet as he did while at the Naval Academy. WATER POLO — 3,2. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. CHESS CLUB — 2. MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA Born in Monterey, California, Ray attended Monterey High School where he was on the honor roll all four years and was a four year letterman in tennis and a three year letterman in basketball. As an Eagle Scout, Ray attended the Jamboree in Paris in 1947. In 1949 he entered Monterey Peninsula Junior College where he was a Phi Beta Kappa Society member and number one on the tennis team. He was ranked fifth in the Boy ' s Division of the Northern California tennis rankings. While at the Academy Ray naturally joined the tennis squad, playing number one singles and doubles plebe year and lettering three years on the varsity team. Known for his likeable, quiet personality, Ray is popular wherever he goes. The service will get another fine officer after graduation. FOOTBALL — 2. STEEPLE CHASE— 3. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS— 4,3,2,1. NORTH WALES, PENNSYLVANIA Born in the Windy City, but long since a solid citizen of the Keystone State, Mike came to the Rest Camp on the Severn after two grueling semesters at Penn State. Though a true scholar, his athletic tendencies carried him to the soccer field in the fall and spring. Mike was also a habitant of the rifle range during the winter months. His inherent love of good music took him to the choir loft of the Chapel where his booming base voice poured forth every Sunday. Fascinated by gas models, spitshine rags, and the Steam Department ' s quizzes, Mike has a never ending list of interests. A warm smile, friendly blue eyes, and sincere patience give Mike a combi- nation that is hard to beat. CHOIR— 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB —4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB 3,2,1. MODEL CLUB — 1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. RIFLE — 4,3,2. $ 404 7 o k 1 ' } ' ZfaioCd TKiM t HIGHLAND PARK, MICHIGAN Moon came to the Academy from Highland Park. Michigan. He graduated from St. Benedict High School and attended three years of college in Detroit. Moon enjoyed all sports at the Academy, but football was his first love. Almost any afternoon he could be found on Farragut Field playing football for the batt or company. His extracurricular activities were limited to being a company representative and a member of the Newman Club and German Club. Moon did not drag much, because his thoughts were always with the girl in Detroit. Although Annapolis is a long way from Michigan, he kept in close touch with his family, which included nine brothers and sisters. They remembered him too, for he was famous for the number of letters and packages he received. football 4,3. sailing — 2,1. softball 4,3,2,1. foreign languages club 4,3,2,1. varsity: 150-lb. football 3,2,1. HANDBALL 2,1. 1 ■ TVUttam gCcfcU THrtU CLEVELAND, OHIO Coming from the heat of the Canal Zone to the unpredictable Maryland weather didn ' t seem to affect Bill ' s scholastic ability. The change from the National Honor Society in high school to stars at Annapolis was quickly made. No radiator squad for this boy; he took part in company sports in the fall, winter, and spring. Boxing and Bill got along well together, but swimming -well, we all had trouble with that. As with most of us, dragging played an important role with Bill. An interest in acting pushed him into the Masqueraders during youngster year, while Bible study occupied his Wednesday evenings. Throughout his career in the Navy Line, Bill ' s attitude and good humor will keep him rich with friends. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLE CHASE- -3. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL 2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. ' Dattatct ' pawn Iflitc ett MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK Don is the only person we know who slept for two years and never cracked a book. Then along came second class year and he was forced to join the ranks of the peons who had to study. The potential energy he stored up was used on the football field. Next to the JV football squad his other favorite was the excused squad. Don ' s hobby is building model trains and he good humoredly took a lot of kidding about building and playing with his toys. When it came to the problem of dragging, Don was never inter- ested for his many other interests always kept him busy. When we all up anchor, Don is headed for Naval Aviation. Here ' s wishing him the best of luck in whatever he may do in the future. FOOTBALL 4,3. BASKETBALL MODEL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4,1. JV FOOTBALL 2. 4,2. SOFTBALL 3,1. FIELDBALL— 1. 105 £ 4 (26,a.%Ce4 ' ZtauMi ' ict " Tftaiiii. DENVER, COLORADO C. H. came to Navy after a short tour with the Weekend Warriors. Trading his jodhpurs and levis for stetsons and white works, he began plebe year by becoming a member of the exclusive 0545 walk-run society. With the advent of academic year he joined the Splinter staff and th ereby began a round of assignments which finally earned him the title Karsh of the second wing. On an afternoon he could usually be found behind a press camera or around the one fathom mark in the instruction pool. Saturday afternoon usually found him covering sports events; his Sundays were spent in the darkroom trying to meet a deadline. Academically he was an upper third man all the way. LUCKY BAG STAFF— 2,1. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF — 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB- 4,3,2,1. REEF POINT STAFF — 2. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 3,2,1. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF 1. ' Dattatd $%t6,ctx Tlt it K SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA Before coming to Navy, Don attended U.C.L.A., where according to him he didn ' t learn the proper study habits. He was one of the few members of his class to minor in beachcombing. The Naval education was just what he needed to help him get his can in the Pacific. Don, a much traveled Navy Junior, found it easy to adjust himself to Academy life. The fact that he returned from every leave in love had nothing to do with his post grad- uation plans. Don ' s smile, relaxed manner, and easy walk helped to dis- tinguish him. He could be heard any time trying to convince someone that academics were not the most important thing at the Academy. What the most important thing was, he didn ' t say. TRACK 4,3. SAILING— 2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY- 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. TOLEDO, OHIO The Toledo Times lost a potential editor when Mike, The Chief, decided on Navy, but the sports departments of the LOG and Lucky Bag gained one. Through his grapevine and " The Mike Rah Phone " , his LOG column, many of the little known feats of our athletes were made public. His sports ability wasn ' t limited to writing, however, for he starred as pitcher of the company Softball team for three years. Well known for his robust laugh. Mike is always in a good humor. His initials spell MAN and that he is; such is well proven by the quantity of mail in feminine handwriting he received and the variety of drags he achieved. During his sojourn at Crab- town, Brigade Commander and football hero alike came under his guiding genius. PING PONG--3. CROSS COUNTRY 4. FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL 4. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF- 2,1. LOG STAFF- 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. £ 406 HACKBERRY, LOUISIANA After graduating from high school, Charlie decided to leave the bayous of Louisiana and try his luck in the Air Force. Upon completion of a three year tour of duty, Charlie tried to return to civilian life as a college stuck :n1 However, after only a year of college, he discarded his raccoon coat in return for the Navy blue of a midshipman. While at the Academy. Charlie participated in cross country, football and the old reliable sub squad. After conquering the sub squad in swimming, he showed his powers by performing well in all sports. Although not a star man Charlie showed that no subject was too difficult for him to master. With his quiet, unassuming, sincere manner. Charlie will be an asset to any service he enters. FOOTBALL 4, .5.2,1. TRACK 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 3. FIELDBALL 2,1. ' really 76- n ta,6 xcch ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA Tom is one of the many Pennsylvania midshipmen, hailing from St. Marys, a small manufacturing town in mid state. Tom still gets news regularly from his hometown through the St. Marys Daily Press which is edited by his father. Tom attended Central High. After graduating in 1949 from Central, he spent a year at Penn State before entering the Naval Academy. Tom is an avid baseball fan who follows the success of his favorite team, the New York Yankees, quite happily. He likes to play most athletic games and also has a great liking for chess. During the year Tom participated in company sports. He played third base for the Softball team and ran cross country. He was active in the Newman Club. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. FOOTBALL 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2. STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK Bill entered the Academy via Villanova College where he first encountered the Navy in the NROTC unit. Once here he found no trouble with studies and proved it with a starring average. Bill ' s pleasant personality and easy going manner aided him in winning many permanent friends. His spare time was usually spent playing battalion or company sports, scanning the pages of a book, or attending a movie, be it western or musical. Although Stater. Island may claim Bill as its own, his heart is really in the Philadelphia area which has supplied him with many good times. No matter what branch of the service Bill chooses, it can consider itself lucky in obtaining a hard worker. FOOTBALL 4,3,2.1. SOFTBALL 2,1. WRESTLING 4. 107 $ • TVF " I Cc and .eattcvict Gt aa LORAIN, OHIO " One of Eddie ' s boys " was enough to describe good-natured Olie, who probably first played football with his crib for a field. The pride of Lorain, Ohio, also took part in many other activities, namely anything concerned with women. If it weren ' t for the academic departments, Dick certainly would have worn stars, but to quote his famous statement, " Why overdo things? 2.5 is all it takes. " Dick ' s roommates made sure he never forgot the time he went on a nature hike during Camid VII landing operations, but still managed to win the battle anyway. Being an avid hunter, he never would admit he was lost. With a host of friends, it ' s a sure bet that he will never have to worry about being lost again. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 1. VARSITY: LACROSSE- 4,3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. LARCHMONT, NEW YORK To hear Leo talk, the most important thing about him is his home town, Larchmont, New York. Born and brought up with a longing for the Navy blue, he finally received orders from his Congressman and early in June 1950 arrived at Bancroft Hall. During his sojourn here his spare time was devoted to the theater (Masqueraders) and battalion football. Some time in between liberty and dragging was spent as a representative of Public Relations for the Splinter. One of his favorite pastimes was studying for self-preservation. It seemed that all his studying was just enough to overcome the four-year academic obstacle course, but he succeeded just as he is bound to succeed in the service. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL 2. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. MASQUERADERS — 4,1. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA J. C, a loyal supporter of the solid South, came to the NA only after dis- covering it lay below the Mason-Dixon Line. Leaving his hometown of Savannah, Pat spent thirteen months in the Navy as an enlisted man before entering the Academy. At Navy his free time was spent either participating in company athletics or dragging, in both of which he was equally adept. Being a one-woman-man, Pat managed to keep his class crest on his tie for the better part of his four year stay in Annapolis. His leaves were spent soaking up sun on Georgia beaches and remembering a three day stand in Paris during youngster cruise. Pat departed from Annapolis with ten extra pounds, a host of friends, and a bright future. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER— 4,3. BOXING — 2,1. £ 108 " " " V 7 ttt itatt D zvid ' Patterson LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS Out of the plains of Kansas and into the halls of Bancroft came Flower singing the praises of the Jayhawks and the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. A year at the University of Kansas kept Dave busy until he decided to give Navy a whirl. With the academics easily mastered, Dave could either be found over at Thompson Stadium throwing the javelin, putting the shot, or winning a handball game. His knowledge of football and interest in the game always made his presence welcome at a pigskin bull session. Dave ' s ability to deliver the goods both mentally and physically will make him an asset in the armed services, and his naturalness and unassuming manner will bring him success in any undertaking. track- 2,1. handball 3,2,1. varsity: track 4,3. " David adefr - ' PctauiC FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS Dave took sights on Navy Tech from Fitchburg, Massachusetts and cruised in on June 17, 1950, with a tennis racket in one hand and a soccer ball in the other. After a little plebe summer relaxation spent participating in Executive track, Dave buckled down to the study of the art of squaring corners. Always a savvy man in dago, he was by no means a bookworm. He showed definite talent in plebe soccer. The following years he carried his educated foot into the extra point department of batt football. His pet peeve being women, Dave has surrendered himself to the fair sex on several momentous occasions but each time has sworn never again. football 3,2,1. tennis- 3.2. steeple chase —4,3,2. fieldball — 1. foreign languages club— 2. engineering club — 1. newman club — 4,3,2,1. varsity: soccer — 4. " Kaxi Smcuf ' Peten.aott. tyx. NOGALES, ARIZONA Karl came to the Naval Academy from the West — Arizona. With his plebe haircut and profile, he soon earned the nickname Geronimo. He found Academy life almost enough to keep him busy; he concentrated on efficiency to lessen his burdens. His favorite pastimes ranged from Injun war-hoops to shooting rifles and pistols. At singing he never did too well, but ' Jalisco ' always came out loud, clear and certainly strong. At sea he was quick to convert Navy line to cowboy rope and perform rope tricks. Called by those who know him best " the most ambitious man in the world " , Karl will be a good fellow to watch in whatever field he chooses to enter. tennis — 4. crosscountry 4. basketball 3. varsity: pistol 3.2,1. rifle — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. 409 £ ALGONA, IOWA Pete tells us that Algona is definitely on the map. Although he has been all over the country, Pete will prove that he is just a corn-fed country boy at heart. Coming from a Navy family, Mell ' s feet naturally trod the path to the Academy. Here he loaned his talents to the choir, and, though not a member of a varsity squad, he was a skilled and regular participant in finkydink golf and basketball. Although no star man, Mell never had any real trouble with academics, and all the efforts of the Executive Department could never alter his pleasant easy-going manner. On the social side, Mell, life of the party, could always be depended on for a 4.0 performance. After a mere introduction, knowing Mell will do the rest. CROSS COUNTRY 2. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 3,2,1. GOLF — 3,1. FT. WORTH, TEXAS Eddie, a true blue Texan, has changed his " OF Cow Poke " life to one of a " New Sea Dog " . When he received notice of his appointment, he put on his store bought shoes and came a trottin ' to Mother Bancroft ' s folds. Here he quickly became known for his fencing, his guitar, and possibly most important, his ability to cut hair. This latter ability enabled him to give the second wing barbers serious competition. Ed ' s abilities are pretty well-rounded, since he held his own in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and social life. In the latter, his outstanding personality enables him to make friends easily, even with those non-Texan " furriners " . He ' ll have no trouble in the service of his choice. fencing — 3. choir — 4,3. varsity n club 1. varsity: fencing — 4,3,2,1. Steve Aa @iatx l antixi. PHOENIX, ARIZONA A staunch prairie dog from Arizona, Steve came to Annapolis after two years in the Fleet. His podunk school days were largely a medley of successful sports endeavors; so he had to decide whether squash, lacrosse, or track would satisfy his athletic yens at the Academy. Squash won, and as a result, more than one racketeer toppled down the ladder. By com- bining his unrelenting stick-to-it-tiveness which has gained him a reputation as a mean trumpeter with his ability to master almost anything he tackles, including keeping tabs on a certain gal in nearby D. C, Steve will continue to sit high on that ladder. Coupled with these traits, his friendly and talk- ative personality will make him a welcome part of any service. LACROSSE— 2. DRUM BUGLE CORPS— 4,3,2. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. varsity: SQUASH— 4,3,2,1. TRACK— 2. LACROSSE — 3. $ 410 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Dubbed Jake, naturally, after our noted friend in the fifth wing basement, he has expertly serenaded us on his accordion for the past four years. Jake and old salt from way back, came to Canoe U by way of China on a fleet tug from Uncle Sam ' s Pacific Navy. The old man of the 16th is a serious student of naval lore, leaning towards navigation with particular attention being paid to matters " Sylesteial. " His interests lean towards Navy line, although he was one of the members of Usnay ' s undersea branch which operated twice weekly in the Natatorium. A hard worker, Jake is justly deserving of the plaudits of his fellow Baltimoreans. To him and his, the best of everything on the voyage ahead. CROSS COUNTRY 3. BOWLING — 4,3. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA Big Jawn, the brown-eyed giant from Hershey, Pennsylvania is a perfect example of what clean living can do. As a member of a quartet his booming tenor voice provided entertainment at many a hop. While sleeping away the hours between those long, long letters from the O.A.O. and cheering on the Detroit Tigers he somehow managed to excel in academics. Calm and good natured he found the endless activity of a midshipman ' s life to be fruit. When asked for advice he came up with " Play it cool " or more often " Free ride. " It is unfortunate that we didn ' t have all those forecast free rides. He has a deep faith and courage which will see him through to success in any career. LACROSSE — 4. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2.1. LOG STAFF — 2. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4. SPLINTER STAFF — 4. WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA A guy with as many ideas and so full of dynamic force as Joe. had no fears of being placed on the radiator squad. This also pertains to making friends for he never was without companionship in Crabtown, on foreign shores, or in the gym, his favorite hangout. It would not be too far from the truth to say that working out was his main avocation. Even as much as he hated to leave his eastern harem, Joe could not resist California ' s sunshine. Tak- ing some credit away from California, the labyrinth to Joe ' s success is his knack of getting along with any type of individual with the utmost calmness in any situation. His secret ambition is to be a truck farmer. FOOTBALL 2. WRESTLING 2. FIELDBALL — 4,3. VARSITY: JV FOOTBALL 4,3,2. WRESTLING 4,2. Ill £ HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT After graduating from Hamden High School where he majored in P.T., Tom joined the Navy and was sent to NAPS. While on the shores of the Severn he spent much of his free time on the track, where he ran the half and quarter miles. He also endured that man ' s sport of cross country. After spending plebe year on various training tables he finally condescended to pay a visit to the company tables to get a taste of running plebes. Tom liked academics, inspections, O.D. ' s, and watches and disliked liberty, dances, music, and sports. During exam weeks, Tom could always be found observing underclass late lights. Tom used his four years at Navy to advantage; at long last he discovered how to add and substract with a slide rule. cross country 4. steeple chase — 2. varsity: track— 4,3,2,1. crosscountry — 3. TRcc cct SctevwuU IRate. fa. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Rufe came into this world with a bosun ' s pipe firmly clenched between his incisors. The true son of a sea-faring man, to this day he retains his ability to whistle for a wind, though now the high-pitched shrill of the pipe has degenerated into the scratching mating call of a half-breed catbird. Mister System was truly a scientific sailor while a member of the Brigade; he had a gouge for his every interest, and a gouge for every gouge. He even marked his drags on aptitude for the service and bearing and dress and had a duty O.A.O. for every leave and liberty. Tad speaks Spanish like an American speaks English; so here ' s to a good Naval attache. cross country -4,3,2,1. steeple chase — 4,3,2,1. pistol — 3,2,1. foreign languages club — 4,3. sound unit (wrnv) — 4. sailing — 4. varsity: sailing — 2. @ vile4 i¥am i 1£ xcc . fa. CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA Chas Collegiate Roush, the bad boy of Clarksburg, West Virginia, came to Navy from the hallowed halls of V.P.I. Full of characteristic southern vitality, this parcel of vim and vigor soon found that the best place to spend those long winter twilights was in the arms of mother Morpheus. Serious one minute, a clown the next, he always ended an argument with a profound statement, " It ' s all relative. " A collection of pipes, two letters a day, and inspection-avoiding pictures were his pride and our joy. Well prepared for the terrors of the academic four years as a hilltopper and with a year at V.P.I. , Chas found steam, skinny, and bull fruit. Be it Navy, Marines, or Air Force, his devil-may-care personality and sharp wits will see him through to success. BOWLING — 2. SQUASH 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL — 3,2. BASKETBALL— 3. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. $ 412 NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK Larry came to Navy via Saint Mary ' s High School and Niagara University. Navy lost a promising athlete when a recurring knee injury forced him to pass up varsity athletics after a fine start on the plebe football and baseball squads. An ardent sports fan, Larry was especially happy when Navy and the New York Yankees were winning. A good man at a party, Larry liked his music fast, his women short, and his weekends long. In a game, at a party, or in the classroom, Larry could be counted on to do his best. His straightforward manner, his sincerity, and his ready smile have made him a friend to all who have known him. Larry has a very bright future ahead of him. BASKETBALL 2,1. HANDBALL 2. SOCCER 2. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. FOOTBALL 4,1. ■ r 7Rce6 ztd " Paul Saadane DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Rip is a rarity in more than one sense of the word. He comes from Dedham, a hamlet close to Boston, and claims himself a true connoisseur of Western and hillbilly music. Proving himself obviously punchy in this respect he was a member of the battalion boxing team and of unclassified ability, being known as the team ' s dark-horse. He claimed the hospital as his home away from Bancroft and failed to understand why he never received mileage for his trips to and from Hospital Point. Pool and golf were a few of Rip ' s interests here. His easy-going manner and quiet humor will make him a welcome shipmate throughout his career. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL 4,3,2. BOXING--2. " Peter vanl .uyte ' i Scfae££et WASHINGTON, D. C. Pete Schoeffel. as both of his friends here called him, came to Usnay via St. James School, following a long blue and gold indoctrination as a Navy Junior. As a member of the Aeronautical Engineering Club and a hopeless science-fiction addict, Pete impatiently awaited the arrival of the Martian invaders. A star man academically but not athletically, he chased steeples and crossed countries with the best of them, if with a marked lack of en- thusiasm. A non-smoker, non-drinker, and non-dragger, Pete, needless to say, was often struck for something to do on liberty. He intends to be a Naval Aviator and, with his singleness of purpose, should make a good one. His classmates will not soon forget the acid sense of humor of Alexandria, Virginia ' s unique gift to the Brigade. TENNIS 4.3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 3. BOXING— 2,1. SAILING 4. SOCCER STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. . ENGINEERING CLUB- -3,2,1. H3 $ • it! ! NEW YORK, NEW YORK Dutch remained a true Long Island boy until graduation from high school, when he joined the enlisted ranks of the Navy. Coming to the Academy as an AT3, Dutch has found a wide variety of interests in studies and sports. Bridge, bowling, and Saturday night movies took up much of his time. His main gripe was the Bull Department. Cool, calm, and collected, Bill easily adapted himself to any situation. His ready smile and helping hand were well known to all. His interests in women, however, were more limited, as he confined his attention to his O.A.O. Dutch is one of the true red mikes of our class. He will go far in his chosen career after graduation. BOWLING— 3,2,1. SOFTBALL— 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL 4. HANDBALL — 2,1. TVtUiavtt Sculti m. tyi. JAMAICA, NEW YORK Some men have likeable personalities and others are handsome. Well, here ' s one who is both and has many other qualities to boot. Bill gets along with everyone and his quick smile, sincerity, and casual manner place the people he is with at ease no matter who they may be. Bill ' s the energetic type; he was forever trying to organize a touch football game or a pick up game of basketball. This way he never got flabby. Bill had no favorite sport; he placed much emphasis on sportsmanship. His kindness, con- sideration and common sense have carried Bill a long way and will continue to make him a good man and a loyal, dependable friend. You ' ll never find a more well-rounded guy. WRESTLING 4. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4. BASKETBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL —4. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB— 4,3. SKOKIE, ILLINOIS A small man from the big city of Chicago, Conny had projected his sixty- five inches across several states before he came to Maryland. Born in sunny Georgia, he later moved to Skokie, Illinois, where he attended St. George High School. After transferring his husky frame to Winona, Minnesota, in order to attend St. Mary ' s College for a year, Conny was appointed to the Academy. While at Usnay, he was a standout in intra- mural sports. The wrestling loft was his favorite part of the gym. Every- one that met Conny found him a smiling friend, a good party man, and a true casanova. Past evidence will convince all that they can expect great things from this short but manly man. TRACK -3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 3. FOOTBALL 4,3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. WRESTLING — 4,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB - 4,3.2, 1 . VARSITY: SAILING — 4. $ 414 BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY Jack arrived at the Naval Academy at the age of 22 and found himself a bit older than most of his classmates; hence he was dubbed one of the old nun of the class. He served a hitch in the fleet and was started toward a degree in engineering at New York University when he decided to join the Brigade. Though no great lover of languages, he had no worries academic wise; so he was found in the natatorium on most afternoons. His sport was swim ming and he was a member of the plebe and varsity squads. Even though his home town contains the Naval Supply School, he hopes to earn his wings and fly with the Navy after graduation. WATER POLO 2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3. BOAT CLUB 4.3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 1. - » I IRa exC ' fcau S6ee6 z t ALLIANCE, OHIO After a year in the Sigma Nu fraternity of Mount Union College. Buddy Bob decided to conduct an intensive study of the military way of life as experienced by the proletariat, and with the aid of an equally amicable and broad-minded Congressman, he appropriately donned his suit as a plebe. Becoming an officer proved fascinating in itself to a man of so keen a mind, but Bob remained abreast of the moving events of the world through diligent reading of the " Alliance Review " and attendance at company representative meetings. Bob ' s participation on the varsity dinghy sailing team, member- ship in the Antiphonal Choir, and his outstanding leadership and friendliness have convinced us that he will excel in the Fleet. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER— 4,3. VOLLEYBALL— 3.2,1 . CHOIR- 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT WRNV 4. VARSITY: SAILING — 2,1. CHARLESTON. SOUTH CAROLINA When Charlie first came to the Naval Academy, he ' d already had a good look at military life. Upon graduation from Porter Military Academy, he enlisted in the Army and spent ten months in Korea. After discharge, a year and a half at the Citadel helped Charlie decide upon a military career with the Naval Academy as his next step. C. I. ' s favorite pastime, beyond a doubt, was the telling and retelling of the glorious tales of his old soldiering days. Aside from academics Big Charlie Hoss spent his spare moments running for the company, body building, and in good clean living. Always remembered as a champion of the underdog, there were never any doubts about where Charlie ' s abilities would one day take him. CROSS COUNTRY- 3,2. STEEPLECHASE 4,3. HANDBALL 2,1. II.-. $ 4 COPLAY, PENNSYLVANIA Stephen, better known as Steve, came to Navy the selected way — through the Naval Reserve. He had expressed his desires to enter the Naval Academy in his grammer school days, and many years later he attained his goal. Prior to entering the U. S. Naval Academy he graduated from Central Catholic High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and attended Muhlenberg College and Baltimore Junior College, where he participated in varsity basketball with the Red Devil team. Here at the Naval Academy he was active in company sports and was a member of the Catholic Chapel choir and the German Club. His chief pastimes were movies and women; which came first, no one could ever tell ' cause they usually went hand in hand. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL -4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL— 2,1. CHOIR- 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1. " Paul Sidney Statv M NEW CASTLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE Wnen we think of Paul, we think of a racquet. Paul, with four years of tennis was always ready to take on any challenger, or beginner wanting some pointers. He was a gifted conversationalist and had a sharp sense of humor. With determination as his watchword he always kept his grades in good shape and he thought the weekends were primarily for dragging. Having no special girl, Paul played the field and gave many girls the pleasure of his company. Paul came from New Castle, New Hampshire, and prepped at Bullis for a year before entering the Academy. As he prepares to depart upon a new career, the Navy is getting a fellow who will bend over backward to get the job done. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. FOOTBALL- 4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE —3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS — 4,3,2. SQUASH — 1. ftate ttCett Stefric6 z TOBIAS, NEBRASKA Sleepy hails from Tobias, Nebraska population 216. After one year at the University of Nebraska, he came to the Academy just in time to make the Class of ' 54; he arrived during the last week of plebe summer. Despite his late start, he managed to get into the swing of things with seeming ease and remained in it during his entire four year stay. Academics gave him no trouble (he spent more time working crossword puzzles than studying I, and as he was a 2 :29 obstacle course man, he was a natural for cross country. Although not prone to idle chatter, he speaks with a calm authority that commands attention and respect. No matter what branch of the service he may choose. Sleepy can be counted on to be successful. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL — 3,2. 11(1 $ TRatfert .toyd Smidf SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Bob was a displaced tuna fisherman from out California way. He enjoyed telling of his experiences while working on commercial and sport -fishing boats, diving for lobsters, riding surf boards, and spearing fish along the California coast. He could be found asleep on the beach for at least thirty days each summer. Anyone else would be watching the girls. As an Army brat, he acquired a taste for military life at an early age. Conse quentlv. nothing at the Academy surprised him until he found out about the plebe system. After last class every day, Bob could be heard counting the score, five for Navy and one for Smidt . He was one of the few graduates to find out who Luke McGlook was. FOOTBALL 4. TRACK — 3. STEEPLECHASE 2. GYMNASTICS — 4,1. WRESTLIBG 3. DRUM Ss BUGLE CORPS - 4. LOG STAFF 3. PHOTO CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB —4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 1, X rfUe S«at6, ??? PENSACOLA, FLORIDA Al, a Navy Junior, was as enthusiastic about the Navy as the best of them. Scuttlebutt has it that when he first saw the light of day, he gurgled out the words, " Which way to Annapolis? " Once there, our boy found that in spite of the daily curriculum he had time to keep up with Naval Aviation and class rings, besides making his joyful noise with the choir on Sunday. Not to be forgotten is the tradition of lacrosse among the Smiths at the Academy, and though Al was rather small, he played a big man ' s game. And the women? " Those European gals are great " says Smitty. He stormed Copenhagen on youngster cruise, and at the Ambassador ' s party one of those Danish beauties smiled at Al, and, well. . . You know. LACROSSE— 2,1. FIELDBALL- 3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE — 2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB— 3. FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. GLEE CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4. (26, zxte6 ' Had ' Dufi.aat Satit SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Smitty ' s talents are as numerous as his names. Being acquainted with military life by attending Brown Military Academy of San Diego, he fell into the routine with no strain. Although he didn ' t star, academics gave him no trouble, except perhaps to deprive him of some social activities. Smitty usually spent his afternoons recuperating from steeplecase, or practicing his clarinet for the Marching Band. Although not a constant dragger, he came to the aid of many a classmate by offering his humble services to engage in his favorite game of chance. With his natural abilities to guide him. and a million dollar sense of humor, the world is ready to face C.N.D. Smith. SAILING 4,3.2.1. STEEPLECHASE 3,2. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. MARCHING BAND 4,3.2.1. SPLINTER STAFF — 3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE — 2,1. MUSICAL CLUB 4.3,2,1. MODEL CLUB 4.3,2. VARSITY: RIFLE — 4. LOG STAFF 3,2,1. BOAT CLUB- -4,3,2,1. B ii: i. msw Sdevasid (Zawitlcutct Stu dei. fa. OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA " . . . And never the twain shall meet. " But they did, and Oklahoma Court found himself alone at USNA with two eastern roommates and an infinite number of Tex Ritter records. He could expound for hours on the merits of the great Southwest, and his biggest regret at the Academy was that BSB didn ' t include boots. It was rumored that he had secret desires to be a cowpoke and that he carried a rope as well as a sword as ABOOW. Court could never overpower anyone on size alone, but a keen spirit made him a winner in almost everything he did. His address book was so large that he spent all his time writing letters and seldom got a chance to drag. That ' s about the only time he didn ' t win out though. TRACK 4. TENNIS — 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2. WRESTLING — 3,2,1. ELMHURST, ILLINOIS Dick hails from Elmhurst, Illinois, which, he claims, has Chicago as one of its many suburbs. Emerging from York Community High School, he studied mechanical engineering for a year at Illinois Institute of Technology. While at I.I.T. Dick became interested in the Holloway program and joined the NROTC. As a result of this his interests turned toward the Naval service and he won a Naval Reserve competitive appointment to Navy Tech. Soon after he joined the Brigade, the juice gang polled most of his attention. As a result of his many duties with the electrical wizards, he escaped most of the intramural tortures, but he was occasionally found relaxing in the instruction pool. Always one of the first to raise a toast after a Navy victory, Dick rated high in social aptitude. Dick ' s con- tributions to the pleasant side of Academy life will always be his pride and our joy. JUICE GANG ' 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 3. SOUND UNIT IWRNV) — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- NEW YORK, NEW YORK Carl is a native New Yorker, and a Yankee fan. His younger days were highlighted by making the honor roll and earning a letter in cross country at Cardinal Hayes High School. As a natural result of an interest in gas models, he went to Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute to study Mechnica! Engineering. At the same time he was entertaining the idea of becoming a Naval Aviator and ultimately he succeeded in getting an appointment to the Academy. Once at Navy, Brother got down to work. Fancying him- self a singer, he arose bright and early every Sunday to sing with the Catholic choir. Being savvy, he maintained his stars while scoring in battalion football, cross country, and dinghy sailing. FOOTBALL — 3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3. SOFTBALL — 4. CHEERLEADERS — 4,3,2,1. $. 118 SYRACUSE, NEW YORK At Nottingham High in Syracuse, New York, Jack lettered in football and track; however, since coming to Navy he has taken up three new sports soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse. Being a natural athlete with a quick mind and good coordination enabled him to make these three varsity squads without previous experience. Sports took up a good deal of Jack ' s time but he still managed to enjoy his favorite hobbies dragging and speed boating. Always ready to try something new, Jack has had various ex- periences at USNA including marching over the sea wall. With his sharp wit and natural gift of gab Jack will make life interesting for his associates throughout his career. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING CLUB 2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. GYMNASTICS- 4. WRESTLING - 3.2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. ' Kenneth £tti xtt Stentey BREMERTON, WASHINGTON Hailing from Bremerton, Washington, Ken entered the Academy 29 June 1950. He was active in various clubs, but his main hobbies were sports, music, and dancing. His biggest thrill after entering the Academy was making all Brigade quarterback in battalion football his youngster year. His most embarrassing moment, also in his youngster year, was a bricking party initiated by his two wives and supported by a host of plebes. A worry-bird about exams, his shouts of glee for anything about 2.5 (gravy) occasionally lifted the lid off Bancroft. As for girls, second class year found him pinless and steady quite contrary to his previous policy of an unattached Rover Boy. Ken, A Navy Junior, follows naturally in his father ' s footsteps and hopes to carry out the family tradition. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL— 3. BOAT CLUB — 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. ATLANTA, GEORGIA Straight from the heart of Dixie, namely Atlanta, Georgia, comes Jess. He is known to the homefolks as Doug. After graduation from high school Jess spent several months in the regular Navy and entered the Academy by a circuitous route via Guam and NAPS. According to Jess his days on Guam were comparable to those spent at USNA. Life on Guam seems to have helped him immeasurably here. The years away from home have not dampened his typically southern dry sense of humor or the twinge of Atlanta present in his dialect. Baltimore was his home away from home and after football games his familiar face was seen in many of the more fashionable Baltimore bistros. TRACK 4.3. STEEPLE CHASE- 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. 119 . Sdevei ' ici tyle ti te% Steve«i , fix. DETROIT, MICHIGAN When life got tedious at the Academy Ed was always present to help ease the burden, whether it was with " those dirty guys " in the Executive Depart- ment or a prob in skinny. Wherever he went his sincerity and modesty won him the highest esteem of his classmates. Steve rowed his way into the Academy from the shores of Lake Michigan where he was stroke for De La Salle High. Although active in company and battalion sports, his greatest achievement was rowing on the crew that took the Olympic title in 1952. Studies didn ' t come as easy as athletics, but he was able to maintain a high standard of grades. To us, Ed will always be a welcome companion, and we know that he will get along well in the Navy. ping pong — 4,3,2. volleyball — 4,3,2,1. christmas card committee — 2,1. varsity: crew — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. Datt ztct T ' Oaixen Stevett. o t SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA After struggling through high school, Steve entered the Navy and later wound up at NAPS where he battled his way into the Academy. When not fighting the academics, he spent most of his spare time behind a mound of stamps, catalogues, and albums. When he wasn ' t counting his stamps or attending Stamp Club meetings, he was carrying the base drum for the Drum and Bugle Corps or playing lacrosse. Hailing from Sacramento, California, and a sun worshipper of the old guard, Steve was the first one out to bask in the sun when spring rolled around. A real hot pilot, Steve ' s four years at Navy were spent aiming for the Navy Air arm. His versatility and conscientiousness will doubtlessly be a benefit to the service. LACROSSE — 2,1. FIELDBALL- STAMP CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 3,2,1. -2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2,1. HIGHLANDS, NEW JERSEY George received his appointment as a New Jerseyan, but he is always proud to state that he was born in Brooklyn. Before entering the Academy, George put in two years at Villanova College as a contract NROTC student. Due to past experience, George considers himself something of a lover and does seem to have a way with the women. In George we found a better than average athlete plus a boy with a lot on the ball in general. George never found it hard to make the team of the future Admirals - the group who here at the Academy are known as star men. LACROSSE — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FOOTBALL - 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB -4,3. SOUND UNIT I WRNV I — 4. $ 120 III PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Since Ed spent a number of years in the Navy before entering the Academy, it should seem natural that he choose Navy line upon graduation. During his four years here he left many a good man behind as he sped easily around the difficult cross country and steeple chase courses. Though he was not an excessive dragger, he managed to come up with his share of queens. Since history has always been his favorite pastime, as well as academic- subject, he has become quite an authority in this field, and it should not In- much of a surprise if he were to return to his old haunts as a bull prof. But wherever he goes, it is a certainty that the service will benefit greatly from Ed ' s talent and capabilities. WATER POLO — 3,2. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB —4. CHESS CLUB 2 $tex zacte% txtnen V z edia t. fix. PUTNAM, CONNECTICUT Al was one of those new plebes in 1950 who already had an idea of what this military life was like. Prior to his enrollment at USNA he spent five years at Valley Forge Military Academy in the ROTC program. He turned down a scholarship to R.P.I, and an acceptance at M.I.T. to join our blue and gold ranks. While at Navy Tech, Al participated wholeheartedly in many activities, but he showed an outstanding proficiency at squash. He made a name for himself by predicting the outcome of all types of athletic events, since he has an exceptional memory in regards to past teams and individual performances. Al has a very pleasant personality and makes life near him enjoyable, and he never hesitates to do a friend a good turn. SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. HANDBALL— 2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,1 . CHESS CLUB — 4. VARSITY: SQUASH — 4. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Wherever you find talk of airplanes, that ' s where you will find Don. His love of the air, and a desire to see the world helped him shift his interests to the Academy. He adapted himself readily to Navy life and managed to stay a little ahead of the academic departments. His afternoons were spent in the gym working on his own body building program, and his spare time was taken up by airplane photography, the Aeronautical Engineering Club. or writing for the Trident. Don loves both classical and Dixieland music and was often found enjoying a peaceful Saturday evening with his records. Mild mannered with a quiet personality, he made many lasting friends during his stay here and will probably continue to do so as he flys his way through life. TENNIS — 3,2. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. PISTOL — 3. PHOTO CLUB — 4. REEF POINTS STAFF — 1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 3,2,1. BOAT CLUB 4. ENGINEERING CLUB 3.2,1. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS 4. SAILING 4. 121 $ I 3W Ifoel 7VM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE " Mr. Webb, could you tell me what an F7U-3 is? " asked a plebe. Without hesitation our mountain of aeronautical knowledge began, pouring forth everything from weight to wing span. Terrified by the thought of the over- development of his already powerful physique. Haven divided his athletic ability between cross country and touch football. In between thoughts of hometown gals and Central High School, Haven kept records of everything from the number of letters he received to elaborate football statistics. Only as a last resort did he turn from his copy of War and Peace to things of least importance, namely, his academics, in which, incidentally, he starred regularly- If you ' re ever looking for a new home, just try 1867 Cowden Ave., Memphis. Everyone is welcome there. FOOTBALL — 4. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF— 2. @6,a%te ti??d 7{ zete i AUGUSTA, GEORGIA Big Hdss, straight from Georgia, prepped for the Academy at Marion Insti- tute in Alabama. He spent most of his spare time building muscles for the pretty girls to admire and played battalion football, but found time enough to get his share of the rack. Griggs has a receding hairline but won ' t admit it. He appreciated good music if it contained vocals. He was a true friend, conscientious and sincere. His most memorable experience as a midshipman was youngster cruise aboard the Wiscy, the USS Field Day. His greatest achievement was passing that skinny re-exam youngster year. His biggest thrill came plebe Christmas when he saw his Mother and Dad for the first time in what seemed an eternity. His ambition was to graduate from USNA (He did!) FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 3,2. VARSITY: CREW— 4. 7( Uti Z(4i Adrian ' W ite NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA A native-born New Orleanian, Bill liked dragging anywhere from 29 Palms, California, to Newark, New Jersey. Bill settled down in New Orleans long enough to pick up two years of mechanical engineering at Tulane University. While at Tulane he also managed to gather 210 pounds, but the invigorating life of the Naval Academy induced him to lose 34 of these without batting an eye, though not without the kind help of the Executive Track Depart- ment. Bill was not at all sad to see this form of entertainment leave the Academy after plebe year. As a sport, Bill picked company soccer as his favorite, and really starred, as with anything else he set his mind to. CROSS COUNTRY— 4. FOOTBALL- HANDBALL- -2,1 . SOCCER — 3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 1. BABYLON, NEW YORK Upon leaving high school Ken took a quick glance at the world, and finding it dull decided on four exciting years at the Naval Academy. Academics ditl not come too easily, so much of his time was devoted to overcoming the Math and Skinny Departments. While not engrossed in carving his initials on every desk in USNA, Ken might be found writing letters to that O.A.O. who always occupied his mind. Somewhere- between letters and academics Ken found time to become a main stay of the company fieldball and soccer teams. One of those men attracted by the Air Force blue. Ken plans to establish his future with Uncle Sam ' s newest outfit. CROSS COUNTRY SOCCER 2.1 4,3. BASKETBALL 4,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3. FIELDBALL .(,2.1 Greece fla tt tVaactett RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS Bruce hails from Riverside, Illinois of which Chicago is merely a suburb. He came to USNA after spending a year of college life at Rensselaer Poly- technic Institute. In season his extracurricular activities centered around sailing aboard the Highland Light, managing the wrestling team, and working on the Public Relations Committee as a sports writer. This schedule made extracurricular activities in season the year round. He was a hard worker in all of these fields and rarely failed to do an outstanding job. With this background B. J. comes under the distinctive classification of being savvy; i.e. one who got his book learning. He is quiet and is well liked by those who are fortunate in knowing him. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE— 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING 4,3,2,1. SAILING —4,3,2.1 . 1R.cc atd " Petty tycuttix. WESTERVILLE, OHIO " How about a hand of bridge? Why sure; the studies can wait! " And, strangely enough, they never suffered, as Dick usually managed a star paper! Dick found the monastic life of the Academy quite different from the year of college at Otterbein with the co-eds. He adapted himself quickly, though, and besides making his own fine academic record, he willingly aided less fortunate classmates. Among his list of the pleasures of life, besides the more obvious subjects of the fairer sex and bridge, are such things as basket- ball, golf, and a friendly argument won through clever reasoning. Easy to get along with. Dick is bound to be a welcome addition aboard any shin in the Fleet. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. GOLF 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 2 BASKETBALL 3,1. SOFTBALL 4.2 FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 2,1. I?: 1 , $ t Evening on the Chesapeake $ 424 ™ FIFTH BATTALION CDR. J. B. Dudley, USN. FALL SET ' fT- ' r;. i ' : . » Left to right: F. J. KlRBY, L. C. NlEDERLANDER, Jr., B. F. Czaja, P. C. Alecixh, J. A. White. WINTER SET 125 $ Left to right: T. HuTTINGER. R. D. WILSON, G. SANFORD, M. K. Shipley, T. R. Ridgeway. " m r FALL SET WINTER SET : —i r»- t- t ■ ' ■■ ' . ■ ■-. Left to right: W. R. Walker, J. S. Zimmerman, A, L. Van Ausdal, J. I, Brunell, R. R. Briner. Left to right: C. E. Steel, W. C. Nix, P. J. Vogelberger, J. C. Dilweg, J. T. Artman. 2-C SEVENTEENTH COMPANY I J. B. Acey, W. P. Chase. II J. W. Collins, W. S. Fisher, J. C. Gonzalez, J. M. Grego, M. H. Hanson, J. E. Harmon, J. P. Jaudon, D. E. Knepper, A. P. Lewis. III B. G. Lowrey, B. L. Munger, H. C. Pabst, Jr., J. S. Ray, D. A. Reedy, W. K. Rhodes, Jr., A. J. Ruberg, C. Shumaker, I. M. Small, E. D. Steele. IV G. L. Stephens, W. J. Stewart, III, G. W. Stott, Jr., H. L. Stuntz, III, T. N. Tate, F. L. Tollenson, P. M. Ulshafer, E. A. Wilkin- son, P. W. Williams, J. R. Wilson, Jr., C. H. J. Wittner. JS aJc: LkMMA Mlw Mb 3-C Front row. left to right: Dickey, Heyward, Horne, Wilkins, Spink, McDaniels. Graham, Kenny i Brockwav, Stone, Schreimer, Egan, Doebles, Ryan, King 1 Smith, Ogram, Knettles, Taff, Miller, Shinn Johnson, Hicks, Wagner, Piatt, Hull, Clock, Hog ; 1 White, Thompson, Klein, Pikaart, Caldwell, Coker. Front row, left to right: Hlava. Andre, White, Newell, Rizzio, Phillips, Murphy, Ballantine 1 Spackman, McConnell, Schlake, Strxkland, Morsncy, Llewellyn, Mckee £ Molina, Gionis, McClure, McMahon, Monroe, McCoy, Smith, Finley i King, Renner, Meagher, Rev.ft, McIntyre, Swanagan, Jermstad s. Trippe, Johnson, Dunn, Steiner, Taylor, Duppen, Thaler, slpes, heisnir i- rayfield, anderson, brown, mccullough, acosta, luke, winters. " ; " %m ke •». « « »• 9 - 4 y e -W »W •« ■ « sf • -C aft m FALL SET WINTER SET |fl wT lSL p ' J 1 ; ' ' • ' ■ ' • kJ «• - EEECCLJ3XL. ' I ■ ' J ■ LCDR. J. L. From. USN Le Y fo right: R. G. Hollenbach, R. M. Flaherty, C. A. SORENSON, S. R. SWANSON, M. FRANK. Left to right: J. A. Walsh, R. L. Dennis, L. G. Wood, N. P. Callas, T. C. Casimes. EIGHTEENTH COMPANY 2 C I J. P. Ashford, P. A. Bayly, F. E. Bendrick, T. P. Bennington, G. D. Black, T. N. Brown, R. N. Channell, W. G. Collier, T. J. Drake. II J. R. Dunbar, J. D. Jaust, E. R. Floyd, J. A. Garrow, F. P. Hamilton, L. L. Heisel, K. L. Holden, W. E. Jerauld, J. R. Johnson, M. D. Kandra. Ill N. R. Kaus, A. W. Kavanaugh, R. A. LeBrun, P. R. Manikowski, M. L. Newell, J. A. Robinson, E. H. Smith, G. Tsantes, Jr., E. VOLGENAU, J. E. WlLDMAN. M tJ JZk m± £ 3-C , " • • ff • w • • • y 9 % p m •? «J a)f aJ| M- Front row, left to right: Loveday, Deilharz, Schweiger, Richards, Mann, Friedel, Bair Chiles, Wood, Butts £ Dillon, Simmel, Lloyd, R. L. Taylor, Hatch, Lamb, T. W. Taylor KENMEIER, DlBONA, BARKER 1 MlNTON, HAGENMYER, CANTRELL, BRAINERD, JENSON, LEVIS. Farrington, Tarbuck, Schmitt, Mossop, Piske, Hannah, Koer- Front row, left to right: Oslin, Blanton, Bryant, Fritz, Scales, Blanchard, Bennington, Hamilton i. Maguire, Thompson, Giambattista, Schwalbe, Bower, Andrews, Ingels i, Doby, Bortz, Bays, Katz, Kelley, Driscoll, Martin, Cloyd Em- merick. Burns, Rau, Madouse, Fricke nscher, Baum, Trimpert i, Didier, Goldstein, Clevenger, Greeneisen, Lampert, Dorman, Groat, Kiefer i, Watkins, Rohsenberger, Bender, A. S. McManes. K. R. McManes, Gaoutte, Butterfield 1 Schneiderwind, Hartman, Anglim, Burleigh. McPherson. 4-C p 9+ 9 • «! FALL SET 1ft Mr tl 1 Bl fill I lH 8ilS " l 1 l!- A — " " " " T T™ r a — . b aa ■■■■■ zjm mmrm mrrW5tTXin ri MW7 " £ 7 " f 1 fit- Lt. B. D. Wiggins, USN. i Left to right: Z. J. Kowalsky, R. J. Vaverka, R. J. Kurth, F. M. Olsen, D. R. Ray. Left to right: P. A. Petzrick, R. D. Biederman, F. J. Dorsey, R. M. Watson, O. J. Fuka. NINETEENTH COMPANY 2-C I G. N. Arthur, Jr., W. S. Baird, P. D. Batdorf, J. R. Bedenbaugh, R. D. Blaine. II T. A. Davis, R. C. DeEsch, P. W. Fiedler, J. W. Gallagher, J. R. Ganey, H. W. Guffey, T. G. Kiefaber, R. C. Koppenhaver, T. L. Kropp, J. " H " Linebarger. III C. W. Litzenbert, J. F. Long, D. E. McGonegal, R. J. Dieldazis, R. M. Mielich, J. A. Miller, Jr., J. J. Murphy, R. B. Newell, Jr., C. M. O ' Brien, Jr., R. S. Olson. IV J. T. Parker, Jr., J. M. Perryman, Jr., D. B. Reynolds, F. C. Fose, Jr., C. H. Saunders, Jr., G. S. Sanstol, A. L. Toney, Jr., J. T. Tyler, S. J. Ulcickas, Jr., J. M. Yuscavage. G tfe f B itA 3-C Front row, left to right- Langenheim, Hattings, McMurtry, Wilson, Clark, Barnhart, Ghering t George, Christophersen. Toohey, Braun, Fey, Kautz £ Allen, McHugh, Pickel, Wooten, Phillips £ Paggs, Romero, Hale, Moore, Brush, Cope- land $. Sullivan, Collins, Cooper, Wilbern, Watkins. Front row. left to right: Barker, McCord, Hamilton, Miller, Christensen, McKeough, Larson, Hathaway i Layer, Williams. Gawarkiewicz, Cofer, Ford, Strange, Ryan, Kozlov S Peace, Osburn, Herring, Peterson, Gautier, Miller, Crowe i. Vollmer, Britton, Hines, Gierhart, Torres, Meyer, Norton, Hemphill i Fisher, Bridgman, Handley, O ' Hara, Coon, Mur- dock, Roush i- Boop, Barker, Junker, Federici, Cropper, Price, Rosenberg. 4 m « £9 m %0s, J Jt- ] S yt yg™ WW W w iTfi yii t jjx • , t Tf v 4-C l: ' .l $ 5X1 FALL SET WINTER SET Left to right: J. S. Keck, H. E. Pilcher, C. N. Ammerman. E. E. Hawthorne, W. J. Montgomery. Left to right: W. S. Harris, D. G. Smith, A. L. Hamlin P. Yadlowsky, F. W. Knops. TWENTIETH COMPANY 2-C L. S. Boudreaux, III, L. A. Bracken, J. H. Brownlow, H. W. Burden, W. R. Conway, J. G. Cowart, Jr., R. W. Davis, M. R. Duval, R. E. Emery. J. D. Everett, H. C. Ferree, R. T. Forten, B. H. Freeman, R. L. Gero, G. B. Hamley, R. W. Hine, J. M. Hones, C. E. Kenney, W. W. Lamb. T. J. Lapham, J. R. Legendre, T. F. Martin, G. L. Nay, Jr., R. S. Pyne, H. B. Rich, D. F. Rohr, E. F. St. George, Jr., J. H. Stewart, A. C. Winters, Jr. 3-C tain Front row, left to right: Kostesky, Masterson, Varney, Boensch, Trent, Roberts, Doerner v Buckley, McLaughlin, Gauth- reaux, Bullis, Stefanou, Cusick i. Cohn, Jones, Bruso, Miller, McAlister, Shultz, Woodbury s. F. W. Barnes, H. F. Barnes, Weggeland, Smith, Egan, Willis £ P. C. Peterson. Buckelew, G. W. Peterson, Murphy, Elliott, Alser. Front row. left to right: R. R. Brown, Regenhardt, Clearwater, Andersen, Smith, Dulik, Carson, Wygaard £ Barker, Wil- liams. Schaffer, Sawyer, Follmer, Babbin, Flora West, Cameron, Prahalis, Hansborough, Weyhart, R. M. Brown, Bass, O ' Neil :. Murcray, Homnick, Ducote, Benjes, DeVito, Urlwin, Purvis J Balding, Hamilton, Court, Scheible, Mazik, Altergott %, Atkinson, Seitz, P. L. Brown, Mohn, Mini, Oliver, Ulrich £ Craig, Ellsworth, Drummond, McPherson, Converse, Walker. turn. u » « gf 0£ t Sf • W V n • 4 t» ▼ yy, ■ Ss£ W ■■ : : 9 J : 1 ♦-C 133 $ ■H- ' " Pete a%tz4 4tecxt6, STEELTON, PENNSYLVANIA Big Pete came to the Academy because on his first visit to Canoe U, he was told that he could always get as much ice cream as he could eat. Neverthe- less, he turned to energetically and his academics never gave him as much trouble as his name gave the profs. Pete spent two-thirds of his athletic year playing football as the bruising fullback of the batt team and center of the company touch team. The other third was spent playing Softball and as captain of the sub squad. A remarkable ability to sustain and under- stand the moods and idiosyncrasies of his shipmates, coupled with an effervescent joviality, characterize Pete to be an asset in the service of his country. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. PISTOL— 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB— 4,3,1. NEW YORK, NEW YORK Jim was born in New York on February 18, 1931. He attended the Stuy- vesant High School in New York City and was graduated in 19 19. While at Stuyvesant his sports interests were football and track. A two year stay in the Reserves gave Jim a small idea of Navy life and a desire fcr a career in the Navy. After talking it over with his commanding officer he was on the way. Math was the subject which presented most of the academic difficulties, but dago was fruit. When it came to choosing a sport, although he never had any experience, crew became his year round favorite. The cold winter off season afternoons usually found Ajax either snoozing or writing a letter. crew — 3,2. sound unit (wrnv) — 4. varsity: crew — 3,2,1. w ' »fT- - GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA A Naval reserve appointment to the Academy was, according to Neil, the biggest break of his life. Coming directly from high school, he devoted most of his first year keeping up with the slashes in order to get his stars. Russian language captured his interest, and the Russian Club meetings afforded him many evenings of pleasure. Although very active in sports in high school, he limited his sports interests at the Academy to company football and basketball because of an injury plebe year. Youngster chow seemed to agree with him because it was that year that he acquired what the boys called his spare tire. To fulfill his life ' s ambition, Neil looks for- ward to a brilliant career as a naval officer. SWIMMING — 3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. $ 434 ELKHART, INDIANA Following in his Dad ' s footsteps, Andy pursued education for a year at Ball State Teacher ' s College before coming to Navy. His Air ROTC and Naval Reserve training were a mild preface to the trials of plebe year. Andy soon found a spot on the battalion golf team. He shook the chapel weekly for four years with the Antiphonal Choir. Two years of Russian threw a dark shadow across his prospective future. However, he exited youngster year gracefully with a meager vocabulary and several gray hairs. At most any time Andy could be found with three of his wives behind a bridge table wrapped up in his favorite pastime. Due to the resulting eye strain he anticipates a successful career in the Air Force ground. BOWLING 2. BASKETBALL 3. FIELD3ALL CHOIR 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLU3 3. GOLF 3,2,1. TENNIS 4. -4,3,2,1. U3NA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 4 SOMERSET, KENTUCKY Eugene G. Anderson, known to his contemporaries as Andy, was born on February 23, 1931, in Monticello. Kentucky. At an early age his family moved to Somerset, Kentucky, taking their young son with them. Andy attended Somerset High School and grade school. He then attended Cum- berland Junior College, where he studied pre-engineering for a year, carrying three subjects and dragging two. He went into the U. S. Navy in July of 1949. He received an appointment from Congressman Golden to the Academy. Seaman Apprentice Anderson then attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School and entered the Academy in July of 1950. PING PONG — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY- 4. VOLLEYBALL- 3,2,1. MASQUERADERS FIELDBALL — 2. 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3,2. VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA Andy turned to the Navy for his career shortly after high school. After two and a half years as an electronics technician he ventured to the Naval Academy via NAPS. His interests have been dominated by the Chapel Choir, track, cross country, and handball teams. His greatest thrill was singing in Handel ' s Messiah at Christmas. Naval Aviation has attracted his attention ever since he was knee high to a grasshopper, when he wit- nessed, the Van Nuys Municipal Airport grow from a grass lawn to a joint Air Force and municipal establishment almost in his back yard. His Naval experience has helped him to realize his capabilities in sports and in the professional studies in which he will surely excel. CROSSCOUNTRY 3. STEEPLECHASE 2. HANDBALL 4,3,2. CHOIR 4,3.2,1. MUSICAL CLU3 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLU3 2,1. CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL- 2,1. TRACK 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK 2,1. 135 $ Tftatt ecv Sdcvaict s4ttytifit. ft. SCARSDALE, NEW YORK Ed came to Navy Tech with a desire to excel, a noble idea; but as he en- countered the pitfalls and tribulations of the rugged existence, he instead took the oath of obedience and poverty. Ed proved above all the value of an overbalanced diet and oversleep. Without a doubt he was one of the leaders of general relaxing; he invariably pursued his books a bare minimum and devoted his time unselfishly to the procurement and practice of any new idea that consumed time or amused his classmates. No doubt Ed will make a good all around officer that any service can be proud of. He needs only to be himself to be a success. FOOTBALL — 2,1. TRACK — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. BASKETBALL 4. SOCCER — 4,3. LOG STAFF — 2. VARSITY: TRACK — 2,1. SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA Back in June Jose started a trek across the snow fields of South Dakota, leaving behind his beloved Sioux Falls to find himself firmly entrenched as a midshipman on our campus on the Severn. Although there is too much dry land between Navy Tech and Sioux Falls to suit him, Joe settled down and treated his academics with savoir-faire. His best friend was the beloved sack. He left the sack every spring to run the dashes for Tommie ' s cinder- men. Joe ' s only gripes were his receding hairline and the difficulties involved in finding that one gal. Whichever service claims Joe, it will be getting an ambitious, hard working guy whose ready smile and friendly manner will win him many more friends in his chosen career. CROSS COUNTRY— 2,1. FOOTBALL — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB 3. VARSITY: TRACK — 4,3,2,1. WOODSIDE, NEW YORK Jack Barry took the expression " Join the Navy and See the World " literally and left Woodside, Long Island, determined to find what lay outside New York City. Four years of military and academic work at St. Francis Xavier High School in downtown Manhattan started him on his way to a military career which was assured by a Congressional appointment to the Naval Academy. Jack had one burning ambition and that was to divide his time evenly between the sack and the basketball court. Popular music held his greatest cultural interest outside of siestas. When Jack ' s cap went into the air he was that much closer to following the footsteps of his illustrious ancestor " Father of the U. S. Navy. " FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL — 4,3. FIELDBALL — 4. VOLLEYBALL — 4,2. SQUASH — 3. i. 136 HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT A Connecticut Yankee from the word go, Bob spent two years at the Uni- versity of Connecticut before deciding to make the Navy his career. He was sometimes called the human chest by his classmates, a definite tribute to his work behind an oar in one of Rusty Callow ' s eight-man shells. When not rowing, tennis and the middle distances on the cinder track look up his time. As a charter member of the Flying Squadron Bob set many a record by the O.D. ' s watch. Equally at home with a slide rule, he found no mys- tery in skinny or math. Bob ' s quick smile and easy manner made him a friend of all. He will make a fine officer in the service of his country. crew 4.3. foreign languages club engineering club 2. varsity: crew 4,3,2,1. 4,3. football 3,2. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Right out of the land of Jesse James we first encountered Wild Bob. In- stead of devoting his above-average mind to academics. Bob devoted a great deal of time and effort to keeping his classmates in good spirits. His career at the Academy could only be expressed in superlatives; his captaincy of Dr. Bob ' s Bullets football team, the leader of his company weightlifting club, and as social leader on Baltimore liberties made Bob one of the most completely available young men among our number. To say that Bob had many talents is a notable understatement, and the inevitable is that he will probably become a better officer than many of the midnight scholars. FOOTBALL CROSS COUNTRY 2. STEEPLE CHASE 2. SOFTBALL — 2. faicLan s4t£xect iCtt fa. MADISON, NEW JERSEY One of the youngest lads to land on Severn Shores, Gordy ' s broad grin and pleasant personality have held him in good stead, not only with the boys in blue but with many charmi ng femmes as well. His adroitness with the slipstick and natural engineering ability have caused him little worry in academics, save for the tribulations of the Bull Department. It took Gordy a while to steer clear of the Executive Department, but by first class year he was efficiently leading others along the pathway of discipline. In the afternoons, Gordy would be found bending bones with the wrestling team or throwing some vicious punches at the bags. His numerous melodies on the harmonica, an attraction at many happy hours, will long be re- membered. LACROSSE 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY; LACROSSE- 4. WRESTLING 4,3,2,1. ai 437 $ m MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS Likeable Bob is friend to all and enemy to none. He spent many hours at academics and then popped up with " But I don ' t understand! " A true athlete, many a quiet study hour was broken up by his desire to wrestle. When the day ' s classes ended. Bob could be found dashing off to seek new athletic skills. Whether he was on the obstacle course, handball court, or golf links was truly a question, but his first love was swimming. He had a hard time deciding whether the afternoon shower, evening meal, or taps was the best part of the day. Bob is the greatest, and his ability to make friends will undoubtedly bring him success in the future. track — 3,2. swimming— 3,2. wrestling — 4. varsity: track -4. swimming — 3,2,1. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Jim, one of our high school recruits, hailed from Chicago. In between baseball games, Jim managed to squeeze in a year or four of schooling at Loyola Academy. Being quite active in sports he earned letters in track, football, and baseball. Here at Annapolis Jim ' s activities were many con- sisting of intramural sports, dragging, and keeping all posted on the Chi- Sox ' s latest results. However leave and liberty rated highest on Jim ' s popularity poll. Then too, there were such things as reveille, being fried, studying, and, of course, standing watch. Jim ' s amiable disposition and ready greetings were a credit to the Naval Academy and his classmates. We can see an interesting future ahead for him. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2. SOFTBALL - 3,2, 1 . VOLLEYBALL 2,1. HANDBALL — 1. VARSITY: TRACK —4. DENSION, IOWA " . . . and there I was at thirty thousand feet, Zeros on my left, Zeros on my right, Zeros above me, Zeros below me. . . Say, that reminds me of the skinny quiz I took this morning. " Thats Lil ' Buck (as his friends call him I always telling fabulous stories and keeping one step ahead of academics. Buck came to the Academy from the Iowa cornfields via the enlisted ranks of Uncle Sam ' s Navy. He spent most of his enlisted time delving into the mysteries of electronics and maintaining the status quo with the women in his life. His favorite pastimes include philosophy, poetry, and taking part in bull sessions. His quick mind and sparkling sense of humor should carry him a long way in life and bring him a successful career. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. MUSICAL CLUB — 2. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES— 4. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4. £ 438 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA There will never be radiators like the ones at Navy Tech reminisces Joe, a top contender for the squad. Cab came to Navy from Richmond, Virginia, via NAPS and a large part of the Western Hemisphere, his father having qualified him as a Navy Junior. Most of his time having been devoted to the D B Corps and the Marching Band, Jce still found a few minutes now and then to spend in the solitude of the darkroom, photography sharing the top spot with flying as his major hobbies. No one young lady loomed large within the confines of his heart, a love of the whole species being one of his virtues. Having many friends in the Navy, Joe looks forward to an in- teresting career. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 4,3,2,1. MARCHING BAND 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: RIFLE 2,1. TRENTON, NEW JERSEY After a tour of duty at Farragut, the Pride of Princeton, New Jersey came to Canoe U full of sea stories of Lakehurst, a lively wit, and an appraising eye for both deals and damsels. John was a hard man to beat with a lacrosse stick in his hands. He also became equally proficient with a cane during youngster year. Being a confirmed good fellow and a lady killer of some renown, John was many times a member of the flying squadron and when caught in the tail gunner ' s position would claim disability. After John gets his specks squared away to read his commission in the Supply Corps his boundless energy and good sense of humor will carry him far. LACROSSE 3,2,1. FOOTBALL -4,3,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB 3,2,1. SOUND UNITI WRNV — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL -4,3. LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB 4. HUNTINGTON PARK. CALIFORNIA One of California ' s most enthusiastic citizens, Phil decided to come East to Navy Tech to spread the good work of the Golden Land, its beautiful women and frosty stands. Much of his running exercise ceased when walk-run became history. Another athletic event which received the benefit of his abilities was company volleyball. Making the trips across the hinterland from USNA to podunk and back again added much to the Greek ' s education ; " see America first " was his firm doctrine. His interest in the more refined aspects of life lay primarily in music and women, but he remains a bit skeptical of the latter. He faces the sea and also hopes to continue his education along electronic lines. FIELDBALL - 4,3,2,1. VOLLYEBALL 4,3,2.1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4.3. 139 i. TViltiant tit cct Ztttt MIAMI, FLORIDA A member of the sailing team and active in all things social was Willie. Coming to us from the fabulous land of sand and sun, Bill could be counted on to come through in any situation. Active in photography, he could often be found in the darkroom where he turned out work of a professional caliber. Never at a loss for words, Bill had a story for everything — most of them happened to him. Cruise met its match in him, as he had a knack for finding places to sleep that were rarely discovered. Bill will be remembered for his quick wit and we know that his ability to make friends will make his service career a success. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3,2,1. STAGE GANG — 4,3. BOAT CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2. VARSITY: SAILING — 4,3,2. 9 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Jack J-Squared Carson arrived at the Naval Academy after spending some time in All Hallows Institute and Manhattan College in New York. At the Naval Academy he worked on Radio Navy, WRNV, and in the Newman Club. When his O.A.O. didn ' t keep him busy he found more time to be active in the Foreign Relations Club, the Physics Club, and on the LOG Staff. He has earned numerals on plebe and varsity crews and has been a member of batt boxing and football teams. Jack became well known for his big smile and " quiet " manner with the plebes. After a slow start plebe year, he won his stars when the going got rough. He is all Navy in everything and will be a credit to the service. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 2,1. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE — 2. LOG STAFF — 2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 3,2. BOAT CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB- 2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) 4,3. NEWMAN CLUB — 4,3,2,1. GADSDEN, ALABAMA Ted just about didn ' t graduate with his high school class, taking a trip to Greece to see his grandparents during the last semester of his senior year, but made it back just in time to receive his diploma with the rest of the class. He has never allowed the system to bother him. Each study hour found Ted reading about foreign sport cars, playing the ukulele, or bragging about Alabama. Little time was left for study, but he still managed to star in bull. Ted is a member of the choir and helped with the Lucky Bag plebe year, but his favorite hobby is dreaming about the MG he ' s going to buy after graduation. Ted ' s cheerful disposition and willingness to help will stand him in good stead during his career. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,1. SOCCER — 4. VOLLEYBALL — 3. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. $ 440 ?fal «. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Like a meteor blazing across the starless sky, Al blazed his way through the haze of smoke that surrounds his native city, Pittsburgh, straight into our world within a world. And like the meteor after its brief blaze of glory he once more faded into obscurity as one of the many cogs thai keep our Navy machine running. Although occasionally flashing greatness on the batt football fields, this sport was only one of the many he engaged in. Another prominent one in his life was the constant pursuit of the femmesand many a Saturday night he won the midnight relays. Al ' s deep boistrous voice could be heard every Sunday morning singing with the Antiphonal " J. V. " Choir. The air arm should provide him with the exciting career he seeks. FOOTBALL— 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2.1. CONNERSVILLE, INDIANA With two years at Cincinnati ' s Xavier University tucked under his belt, Curley journeyed eastward for the first time in his life to become a plebe. His academic head start seemed to help him considerably and he got his stars without too much effort. In an attempt to pass his free time, he be- came quite the extracurricular kid. The Marching and Concert Bands, Russian Club, Glee Club, Choir, and Drum and Bugle Corps consumed a goodly portion of his free hours. His major claim to fame was the latest addition to the D B Corps, the fifes. " Well, they ' re at least different " was his only argument in their favor. Curley expects to be in the Navy for 20 to 30 years after graduation and will probably spend them in the Supply Corps. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB SHOW— 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. GLEE CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MARCHING BAND— 4,3,2,1. CONCERT BAND— 4,3,2,1. NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI Jim hails from " way down yonder in Mississip, " where the cotton grows tall and the women are sweet. He first thought about coming to the Academy when his father asked him the profession he wished to study in college. Jim, not being the ambitious type, replied that he had not thought too much about the subject. His father decided that the Academy would be a good place to unload him for a few years; so he deposited Jim behind those walls designed to keep people in and not out. Jim ' s pet peeves were Wednesday afternoon P-rades and Monday mornings; his likes included weekends and the good old bunk for a little rest. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2,1. 411 £ ■ LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS During any leave you can find Kenny in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he was born and reared. Prior to entering Annapolis, he spent a year at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. After he completed a grueling plebe year at that institution he decided to start all over again. Being from New England, he liked winter sports and was rather disappointed that Annapolis was a bit too far south. He explained his sorrows as such, but we think maybe five hundred miles was just too far for him to be separated from his O.A.O. A muscle man, he talked about how rough they are up New England way, but we have never seen him angry. He was always ready to laugh or come out with a joke. You could find Kenny in the gym every afternoon. WATER POLO —4. CROSS COUNTRY— -4,3. SOCCER— 2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. BUFFALO, NEW YORK Never able to stifle an uneasy blush nor hide a big heart, Berr.ie left Buffalo and a flower shop to come to Annapolis. With a name of only two simple syllables that few mastered at first sight, he soon learned to answer up when- ever there occurred a pause in a muster. Bernie first became interested in Navy track through company cross country and went on to become one of the top short distance men in the East. Winning both the quarter and half- mile in the ' 52 Army meet and earning a double hand shake with the Presi- dent rank first in Bern ' s track thrills. Here ' s wishing Czaj success and happiness in all the plans he made during his years in Bancroft. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB - 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK —4,3,2,1. Ti tltiam ' Do-acdd " Deuiieti, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Dear old Bill is one of the few true salts out of the old Navy. Even though he was born and raised in that sunny southern province of Birmingham, he just couldn ' t keep away from the sea. Bill served time in the Pacific back around ' 44 and ' 45, then retired to catch up on a little learning at the University of Alabama. From there he came to us at Navy. While at the Academy Bill showed remarkable prowess in the boxing ring, and in telling his beloved sea stories. His likeable personality has won him the everlasting friendship of all who know him, and we all agree that there is a great future in store for Bill. CROSS COUNTRY —4. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 2,1. BOXING -4,3,2,1. HANDBALL — 2,1. .i. ll: 1R ztfr6. tytttttt D Z ' M,±, ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA R.ilph hails from the steel town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh. He spent one year at Penn State as an NROTC majoring in chemistry before entering the Academy. Ralph found plebe year quite easy, as he spent most of it in the hospital, but we don ' t begrudge him all those steak dinners. Most of his afternoons were spent fighting for the Thirteenth on the battalion and company sports squads. His second class summer air cruise gave him a love for flying and shortly after he obtained his flying license. Whenever he got the chance, he was out on the local strip logging in those hours. Intelligent, congenial, and easy going, Ralph made his tour at USNA an easy step in his service career. LACROSSE 3.2,1. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE —2. 1R.tc4.axct ,ety6, ' Dewtii. TOPEKA, KANSAS Dick left the submerged part of Topeka to join the Marine Corps. Second class year he became a veritable walking information bureau for the plebes on the Corps. If he could not come up with the answer off hand he would quickly refer to a huge stack of old Marine magazines he kept just for that purpose. He was always ready to swap a sea story about the corps over a cup of mellow brew anytime. His afternoons were devoted to yawl sailing and a major part of his study hour to the planning of parties and drag sails. His flair for wit and ready smile will always add life to a party. He will certainly live up to the old adage. " Once a marine, always a marine. " SAILING VARSITY 3,2.1. FIELDBALL CREW 4. -3,2. BOAT CLUB 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. G3EEN BAY, WISCONSIN Swede, who claims Green Bay, Wisconsin, as his home, came to Navy after making an impressive record at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Virginia, and Marquette University. A gifted athlete, he was a year ' round performer. He worked as a hurdler on the track team and quite capably handled an end position on the football squad. The fondest memories of Swede ' s were the days of plebe year when his presence graced the training table as well as gaining his varsity excused squad award. Those days of P-rades and P-works may still haunt him but his days at Navy were ones of lasting memories. His warm person ality and versatility will make him a welcome addition and asset to the service. FOOTBALL 3,2. STEEPLECHASE 3. VARSITY N CLUB- 1 . VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4,1. JV FOOTBALL 2. TRACK 4,3,2,1. 13 $ ?%a,n P ' kz ' Dax ey ANACONDA, MONTANA Little Frank hails from the true cowboy country. From the moment he traded his white wool chaps for the blue and gold, he embarked on a new career with only one misgiving — he missed Old Paint. Frank brought two years of football experience from Montana State College which swung the gates open wide at Navy for him. That N-star looked very good over all that chest. Frank indulged in the Navy retirement plan early at the Academy. About 2000 every night he was tucked in tightly. A hot man with the ukulele, Frank some nights stayed up to give a concert to the peons. Frank ' s determination and easy manner gained him many friends and admirers. FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUBS — 4,3,2. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. 044 " Settatt ' Dcicfcett TYLER, TEXAS At times you come across a person about whom it is very difficult to say any- thing. Ross is quite a different machine. Once started it is almost im- possible to stop. He hails from " The Great and Glorious Republic of Texas " and is not hesitant to let you know about it. His favorite sport, with the possible exceptions of playing bridge, reading and sleeping, is soccer where he had committed great deeds for the Fighting Twentieth. Before coming to this tradition-packed campus he put in a year at Tyler Junior College where he learned to be quite an actor as most of his buddies will verify. His favorite expression is " Ah, the wonderful life on a college campus. " Sometimes we wondered which campus he referred to. TRACK — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. BASKETBALL 4. FIELDBALL — 2. FOOTBALL — 4. STEEPLE CHASE 3. SOCCER — 3,2,1. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT — 1. I o vit StttyZfte DuMte CHICAGO, ILLINOIS After graduating from high school, a hike to Alaska convinced Bob that his world could be much broadened. The Naval Academy seemed a good start so via a prep school he came the following year. He found life at the Naval Academy a little more trying than in South Chicago. Each depart- ment took its turn harassing him but as years went by the horizon looked brighter. Football was his first choice for a sport. His heart finally settled in the gym where he could be found any weekday afternoon. His ambition is directed toward aviation. After walking through Annapolis for four years he figured it was time to start moving a little faster. Second class summer clinched this decision. WRESTLING — 4. GYMNASTICS — 4. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2. $ 444 f}o6.n l ittCaHt £ven,ett BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS Jake hails from the cotton pickin ' center of the world. Some say he rode a boll weevil all the way to the USMC recruiting center. He denies every- thing and admits nothing. Entering the Naval Academy via a post graduate course at NAPS, Big Blue became a tiger in the ring and a terror on the soccer field. For proof all one has to do is ask him. He spent plebe year dodging his enamorata after football games in order to preach the evils of drink to his buddies. Jake found his true love at the eclipse of youngster year and rapidly went broke purchasing football ducats. Navy ' s loss is the Marine Corps ' gain, as his booming voice reverberates through the hills of Quantico. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. FIELDBALL- 3,2,1. MI. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN After graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and golf, Ron became a Navy Blue and Gold Finch. After getting his leg injured during plebe summer Ron confined sport activities here to inter-company and battalion sports. He and a couple of his classmates sparked a winning handball team for the battalion for several years. Eating seems to be his great delight. We can ' t say he eats more than any person we ' ve ever seen, but he really does his share. During his stay at the Academy, Ron helped many a weary soul with such miseries as steam, physics, and the like. Characteristics such as these give a fine idea of our Porky. PING PONG CROSS COUNTRY- 3,2. BASKETBALL 4. HANDBALL— 3,2,1. SEATTLE. WASHINGTON Bob came to the Naval Academy with the express purpose of becoming a naval officer and at the same time enjoying himself. That he has applied the training given to midshipmen to attain these ends is apparent when you consider his record, both academic and social. Bob ' s nonchalance in his encounters with the fair sex is matched only by his apparent unconcern to- wards the punishments heaped upon him by the Executive Department. When Bob first arrived, he looked upon the sack hounds with much dis- favor, but soon discovered the error of his ways and took advantage of this simple pleasure afforded to us all. It is very probable that Bob ' s quiet but efficient way will make him a welcome addition to the wardroom and that his achievements in the fleet will be as fine as or better than the ones he has made here. WATER POLO — 3,2,1. SWIMMING 4. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF 4. 145 ?. ■HI flcivttz i- IRi ard ' parte MELBOURNE, FLOPIDA Jim Forte is a good name for a battalion boxer — the Forte part anyway. Jim came to the Academy from Melbourne, Florida, and sometimes he got a look in his eye that made one think he was thinking of a little sunshine and — well, you do find things besides sea shells on those beaches. But that was only some of the time; the greatest part of his spare time, he spent wearing thin the pages of those text books. The best thing that can be said about anyone can be said about Jim. When he got an idea, no one knew about it until it was completed in the best fashion. You may talk about it, but it ' s the action that counts in getting ahead and there Jim excels. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. BOXING — 4,3,2. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Out of the Land of the Sky Blue Waters to the waters of the Severn ventured Marv. He left Minneapolis to enter USNA via the Naval Reserve. Pugil- istic accomplishments, both Brigade and battalion, were his major claim to fame at Canoe U. Marv was an ardent sports fan and active participator until knee injuries set in. A rare mid, he was in favor of Crabtown and crabs, and a brunette was one good reason. Academics wern ' t easy for him, but with above average diligence he overcame this. Needs and wants were not involved and they will be satisfied whatever his future field. He likes the outdoors so when kismet permits, he will probably return to Minnesota to continue counting all 10,000 of " them there lakes. " TENNIS— 4. SOFTBALL — 3,1. BOXING — 4,3,2,1. Otfo tya tt ' pu a, fa. BERWYN, ILLINOIS Jack ' s podunk is Berwyn, Illinois, just outside the Windy City. To have come to Navy straight from high school, he made the change quite easily. An all round athlete in high school, John participated in boxing, wrestling, football and, oh yes, the sub squad during his four years as a spoiled and pampered pet of Uncle Sam. Academic troubles were unheard of; Jack breezed through them all. However, no one is perfect and Jack ' s faults were women and finding ways to skip classes via sick bay and associates. Although strictly a red mike plebe year, the spice of variety soon dawned on him. Many a beautiful broken heart was left on his path of love. As a Naval officer Jack is bound to settle down one of these days. CHOIR — 4,3. LOG STAFF- BRIGADE BOXING — 2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL— 4. 3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF- 3,2,1. FOOT3ALL — 2,1. £ 116 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA An injury in company soccer put Bob out of circulation for the greater part of youngster year, but it wasn ' t long before Gib was back. Back he came with new and better ideas to contribute to the class of ' 54. That injury scared us all, and especially the sweetheart back home. Having had his athletic endeavors harnessed, Bob lent his countless talents to extracur- ricular and class activities for which he asked no thanks and deserved every credit. Long Beach can well be proud of Bob ' s scholastic and professional accomplishments as well as his fine reputation. We all recognized Bob as a true leader and are sure the service of his choice will benefit by his excellent leadership. STEEPLE CHASE— 4. SOCCER— 4,3. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB— 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. CLASS PRESIDENT 3. T tCCintK IRcc ard (fitntaie SAN BERNARDINO. CALIFORNIA Bill came from sunny California where he lived during most of his younger life. He attended San Bernardino High School and was a member of the tennis team which took the championship during his three years there. While at the Academy he played on the plebe tennis team, but confined his activities primarily to the intramural sports of handball, squash, and tennis. In his spare time Bill could usually be found indulging in one of his favorite pastimes sleeping or letter writing. We ' ve often wondered who received all the mail and caused Bill to earn the nickname of Scribe. Bill would like to fly, but since they haven ' t put seeing eye dogs in planes yet, it looks as if he will remain on the ground. TENNIS— 3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE- 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. VARSITY: TENNIS — 4. HANDBALL — 3,2,1. SQUASH — 4,3,2, 1 . RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY Bill proved his attributes for the Naval service by charming the lovelies who happened to pass his way while he was on liberty. Bill ' s main occupations while here at Navy were climbing a rope for the gymnasts and dragging. Bill disdains the academic side of life claiming that the 2.5 is an instrument of torture designed purely to complicate the otherwise completely, well almost, happy existence. His only other gripes were the existence of the Executive Department, the minuteness of the monthly allowance, and the time allotted for liberty, which subject he has a passionate interest for. An interesting and creditable future is predicted for Bill. SAILING —4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY— 4. GYMNASTICS 4,3,2. WRESTLING 1 SQUASH- 4,2,1. LOG STAFF 4. ENGINEERING CLUB— 3,2. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. VARSITY: TRACK— 3. GYMNASTICS 4,3,2,1. 117 £ w v ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND Jack decided four years ago that being a civilian held no excitement and so decided to come to Navy. Getting out of the sack only long enough to attend classes, formations and E. D., Jack was looked upon with a jaundiced eye by all those who knew him for stating that he enjoyed going to P-rades. Never one to shirk duty when it involved the elimination of studying, Jack ' s record in academics was not the most impressive nor was his conduct record a world beater. Jack could be found on occasion at the swimming pool. He was always one to take women as they came along. Jack always managed to be without worries. SAILING — 4,1. WATER POLO — 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING — 3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 1. s4«td%ec A .tucteaa amiitt NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA He could have cast a net for shrimp, but as the great Mississippi flowed to the sea, it inspired our roving boy to apply for application to Canoe U via the Naval Reserve. The sea was not new to our hero, since he spent two years riding tankers around the terrestial sphere. Another two years at Tulane with a membership in Sigma Chi prepped Andy for his four year ordeal. Having arrived intact and under full sail, he promptly started his little gym, being an outcast from Muscle Beach. Press one, curl two was his motto, plus slash all as his stars show. As the shrimp boats bring in the ingredients for Jambalaya, he will be flying the Navy ' s newest planes to greater and better things. Happy landings, Muscles. LACROSSE— 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3,2. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3,2. 7( ittt Z( t Stentitty avui. SELMA, CALIFORNIA This one time med student changed his professional line to the Navy because of his insatiable desire to do something more exciting. After two rare years in the Navy during which he was dubbed Wild Bill, he decide to make good his ambitions. After arriving at Canoe U, he had no trouble with aca- emics. Whether this was due to his extreme good luck or his intellect no one knows. During the season you could have found him on the football field. He will long be remembered for his ability to fall in love so easily, a trait which always guaranteed much mail. Graduation finds him winging his way into the Wild Blue Yonder where his nature should hold him in good stead through his career. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. $ 118 EASTCHESTER, NEW YORK Here was a man who never was conquered by the hardships of Bancroft. While all those about him were wearied by the grind, John always thrived on a bounteous supply of good humor. Bilges, fraps, and Monday morn- ings rolled off him with no effect. Studies never created furrows in his brow. He liked to dispose of them quickly and then set his energies toward playing football, building model airplanes, reading science fiction magazines, or just writing letters. He was a master at relaxing, but could call on a driving determination if he so desired. Still he has a remarkable faith in his rack and proved, after four years, that it was not unfounded. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF - STEEPLE CHASE 3,2. BASKETBALL 3. . ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MODEL CLUB— 4,3,2,1. Rodent M ufi£ " 7 attidd HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA Bob comes from the hills of West Virginia, the jewel city of Huntington, to be exact. His favorite pastime while at the Academy was the rack, plus getting mail from the big three. Hatty ' s favorite sport was blasting away with the .45 automatic or anything that made a loud noise. During his four long years at the Academy, Bob didn ' t make starring grades. He advocated that just getting through was the main thing. It seemed the God of 2.5 was always with him. He always spoke of his gigantic swim- ming pool back home and the big black Cadillac. After graduation Bob plans to get in the air one way or another, and until then he still claims " It ' s alive! " PING PONG SWIMMING — 3. PISTOL — 4,3,2. w PORTSMOUTH, OHIO Gene Hawthorne was born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio, and after many exasperating years was awarded a diploma saying that he had successfully completed four years of high school work. After his graduation in June, 1948, he studiously applied himself to the art of not working. When he was fairly sure that he had mastered this art he enlisted in the United States Navy in January, 1949. After studying electronics for a few months the Navy decided that he was officer material and he was transferred to the Naval Academy Prep School at Newport. In June, 1950, he entered in the class of ' 54. While at Canoe U his favorite pastimes were listening to music and sleeping. TRACK 3. STEEPLE CHASE 4. BASKETBALL 4. SQUASH 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. U9 £ ■■p £etcva%ct £ccye te r¥e ti£ttt MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Easy Ed, smiling Ed — it all adds up to the same thing — egads! What a way with the women! In spite of his shemale troubles, he ' s a darn swell guy and the kind of fellow who will stick by you through anything. Claiming Minneapolis (the better half of the Twin Cities) as his podunk, Ed has come a long, way from short, white diapers to long, blue ones. He has participated in lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling. Nor did his dramatic talents go to waste, for the Masqueraders snapped him up in a hurry. He spends his spare time writing letters and sleeping, with the latter receiving priority. Easy Ed ' s destined to shine as a naval officer. LACROSSE — 4,3. BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. SOFTBALL — 2,1. SOCCER — 2,1. WRESTLING— 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. MASQUERADERS — 4,1. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Len is a genuine southern gentleman, hailing from Arlington, Virginia. He spent a year at the University of Virginia, " Playboy School of the South, " before submitting to the routine of the Academy. Although he was on Virginia ' s boxing team, he changed sports here. While his classmates grunted and groaned, Len found pleasure in the plebe P.T. gymnastics course. After a season in battalion boxing he joined the gym team. His free time was filled swinging from the high bar and writing his O.A.O. How- ever, he still managed to follow his hobbies of reading and playing the piano. His wives claim that Len is a first class sack hound. His classmates take pride in having Len as a friend. TENNIS —4. BOXING — 4. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. LACROSSE — 3. GYMNASTICS — 3,2,1. MASQUERADERS — 2. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 3. TViUiam 7ViU t Will LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MARYLAND Willy came to Annapolis from Linthicum Heights, Maryland, via four years at Poly. A few weeks after he arrived here, he picked up a lacrosse stick and has been playing the old Indian game ever since. He made the varsity squad his youngster year. Plebe and youngster year found Willy a very enthusiastic member of the aeronautical engineers, but second class year found him with such a heavy schedule he had to forego his membership. He lived for those weekends when the brigade travelled to Baltimore for liberty. (P. S. The football games were pretty good, too!) Willy claimed fame as being able to cut a really mean Charleston. He was a real hustler, and a great competitor with an ever present smile and many quick-witted replies. LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. 150 .1 MIAMI, FLORIDA Coming, to us from Miami where the sun always shines, Dick could never quite accustom himself to this fine Maryland weather, which incidentally was his pet peeve. Sailing was his first sports love, but he devoted mosl of his time to gymnastics. Many of his leisure hours were spent in aiding his wives in their academic endeavors. Quite the photographer, Dick made a fine collection of shots of the far parts of the globe. All through his four year stay Dick dreamed of those wonderful leaves on the sandy Florida beaches where he was truly at home. Schroeder will always be remembered by his classmates and we know that he will be an asset to the service of his choice. WATER POLO 4,2. GYMNASTICS 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS 3,2,1. HARTFORD. ALABAMA After finishing high school at Geneva County High School, Sarge attended Castle Heights Military Academy where he studied pre-engineering. From here he went to Alabama Polytechnic Institute with the intention of be- coming an architect. His fondness for the water got the best of him and the likely place was Annapolis. At the Academy he confined his activities to inter-company and battalion sports such as tennis, squash, wrestling, and the ever-famous cross country. Sleeping seemed to be his favorite pastime, and he could be found in his rack most anytime. Jerry ' s ambition is to become a jet pilot, but anything with a motor and a wing will do. TENNIS 3,2,1. WRESTLING — 3. PING PONG — 4,3,2,1. SQUASH — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY -4. STEEPLE CHASE- 4,3. BELLEFONTE, PENNSYLVANIA Straight from the hills of central Pennsylvania, Wally came to us after a year at Penn State as a physics major and also as the crooner of the local orchestra. A short stroll near his company area always gave us ample evidence that he was somewhere near for there were always at least two of his posters tacked up on the bulletin board. Not satisfied with art in only one form, Wally was also a sculptor. Between singing in the choir and his hobbies, he always found time to spend an afternoon helping the batt wrestling or gym teams to add another win to their records. He was a one woman and a one service man. Nothing but happiness and success lie in the future for this friendly, smiling Pennsylvanian. GYMNASTICS 4,3,2,1. STAGE GANG 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. 131 £ ■ KBP ' Pied Ufa %cdt CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA From the obvious joys of civilian life, Fred arrived at Usnay with a fond love of wine, women, and song. Although almost converted, Fred always arose to defiant defense of the rebels. His favorite expression was, " Waal now, when I was General Lee, we would have done it like this. " Born with two left hands, he never quite understood the intricacies of the many instruments in his steam kit. A gentleman of leisure, he took full advantage of his free time to retire to the rack to meditate. When he goes out into the fleet, Fred will carry with him a ready laugh, a keen sense of humor, and an ability for relating tall tales. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. FOOTBALL — 4,3. LOG STAFF — 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB— 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE— 2. VOLLEYBALL — 1. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Hutch ' s arrival at Usnay culminated an ambition that had been his, and that of his father who began his naval career fome thirty years ago. This Hill Topper from Philadelphia brought with him the traditional music and fast humor of the Big City which never faded through four years at USNA. He constantly labored to maintain a flushed wallet, which was difficult indeed, as this lad enjoyed his weekly dragging. He was popular for his ability to find the lighter side of life and to share it with others. During his leisure hours he could be found on the company cross country or 150 pound football squad, if not in the sack. His ability to cope with all sit- uations — military, academic, or social —will make him an asset to the service. CROSS COUNTRY- FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4. ' David ( taucct fetdUtti. GLASGOW, MISSOURI Out of the wilds of Glasgow, Missouri, all the way to Canoe U on the Severn came D. C, alias the Deacon Jenkins. During his internment Deacon managed to acquire quite a reputation as a member of the LOG and Splin ter staffs, having been caught in their clutches during that enlightening era of plebe year. In fact, he was the wheel of the Circulation Department and always hung his crying towel in a handy spot for any poor soul who happened to cross path with the magazine ' s unerring course. We never had trouble in finding the Deacon during his spare time; just head for his rack. You could always depend on him for some wary remark or wit- ticism. He will be well liked in any branch of the service that he enters. PING PONG — 4,3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF — 4,3,2. FENCING — 3. $ 152 CORONADO, CALIFORNIA Carroll Shannon Jones, known by all of us as Deek, claimed th;it California was the only place on earth meant for man ' s existence. Deek, a Navy Junior, had Navy in his blood, for he thrived on orderly routine and regu- lation. He did his best when competition in academics or sports were keenest. Gymnastics being his favorite sport, Deek could be seen almost any afternoon swinging violently from the high bar. Drawing sadistic pictures during his free time or doodling during certain classes was his best mode of expression. Deck always managed to keep his class crest in his favorite spot on his tie —for his interests in the fair sex varied with each new and exciting liberty. GYMNASTICS 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 4. VOLLEYBALL —3. VARSITY " : GYMNASTICS — 4,3,2. P 6.H ' Daniel ' fceatitta KINGSTON, NEW YORK Jack first tasted plebe year at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy where he cultivated his system resisting cast iron smile. One year on the Kings Point varsity served as a preview to his outstanding performances as a star halfback on Navy ' s Eastern Inter-Collegiate 150 pound football champions. His castle, the rack, saw yeoman duty, being denied his presence only when the N Club or Executive Department called. Long after the memory of Jet Jack has receded, the echoes of his cheerful cry of the wild mid will still be detectable in the far reaches of Bancroft. With his speedy football performances in mind it seems only natural to conclude that Jack will be an asset to Navy ' s jet air arm in the future. I. FOOTBALL 4,2,1. 3,2,1. BOAT CLUB • CROSS COUNTRY VARSITY N CLUB BOWLING — 4. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1 STEEPLE CHASE MODEL CLUB — -4,3. . TRACK 4. JV FOOTBALL 4. TRACK —4,3,2,1 . liBi r v 4 ' - - ' WOODSTOCK, VERMONT One of Ethan Allen ' s most loyal Green Mountain boys, Chic had his heart set on being a son of Old Nassau. After years on a pair of skis, and those Vermont hills, it remains a mystery whatever inspired a journey to the Severn. It was a year while at Waynesburg College and Delta Sigma Phi that he learned that a bid to Navy was too great a temptation. He soon took to the new career, managing to stay ahead of academics. The helm of a yawl held as much mystery to Chic as the slide rule and led to a berth aboard the Royono. Between this desire for white sails and a fresh breeze and the Radio Club, his spare time was well consumed. His next ambition — jets. SAILING 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL 4,3. MUSICAL CLUB 2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 2,1. , 153 i. ■S!P YOUNGSTOWN, NEW YORK Sailing was the hobby of this fellow; he enjoyed it with a pleasure that only a real enthusiast can comprehend. The ac ' s tackled our boy in a big way and each time they fell, but didn ' t overwhelm. Easy to know, determined, and at the same time nonchalant, he would take a chance on anything and invariably get away with it. An infectious grin and sense of surety marked him in everything he did — even in his sleep, talker that he was. Never in the background and maybe not always in the foreground, but you will always find him somewhere in the picture with something to add to the situation. His witty comments are always appropriate. sailing— 4,3,2,1. football- varsity: FENCING — 4. FIELDBALL 2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. LIMA, OHIO Kirk claims he ' s neither a rebel nor a yankee, but a neutral. Although born in Alabama, he has called Lima, Ohio, his home since 1939. After graduation from high school in 1948, he entered the Navy. While attending Communication Technicians ' School, he went to stretch his legs but was side tracked into taking an exam for prep school. At NAPS he received a fleet appointment and entered Navy Tech in 1950. Although his greatest ambition was to captain the radiator squad, he became an active member of WRNV. He excelled in batt lacrosse. As goalie his youngster year he helped his company win the regimental fieldball championship. Most of the gang will remember Kirk, especially after that Wednesday p-rade when a sweet feminine voice echoed through the ranks " Kirkie " . LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. SOCCE.R— 4. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 3,1 . BROOKLYN, NEW YORK In 1948 the Brooklyn Dodgers lost one of their most ardent fans to the U. S. Navy. Freddie ' s familiar cry of Get ' em Bums became his by-word. Everytime the Dodgers won a game it was hard to hold him down. On the soccer field his churning legs left the opponents far behind as he scored goal after goal. Not content with speaking and writing German fluently, Freddie elected to take Russian as his foreign language and calmly proceeded to master that language also. If you ever have a revolutionary idea to advance in the field of science be sure to look Freddie up and explain it to him. He should be able to give you some expert advice on the subject since he has advanced many a theory of his own. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK— 2,1. SWIMMING — 4. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. $ 454 flo ti " Peter ' Kacttce CORONADO, CALIFORNIA Pete was the son of a typical hard-boiled officer of the U. S. Marine Corps and acquired the intrinsic enthusiasm for the Corps which characterizes most marines. This enthusiasm carried over to his days k at the Academy and was, perhaps, increased a little by his stay. Pete, though he was not known as a chronic faultfinder, found the climate of Annapolis not to his liking. He often compared the winters to those of Lower Slobbovia and its lung crushing summers to the heat of the Sahara. However, during his five years at the Academy, with frequent trips to the Naval Hospital excluded, Pete found time to indulge in his favorite sports football, lacrosse, and Baltimore liberties. »- LACROSSE 2. FOOTBALL 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. JV FOOTBALL 2. LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. WRESTLING— 4. cfytttattt fo t K xtval 6ey. fa. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI After a two year hitch in the Fleet as an AT, Ski arrived at the Academy on 13 June, 1950. Quickly adapting the system to suit himself, he got along fine. A ready wit and a quick hand at the accordion won this boy from Si . Louis many friends, and although he doesn ' t do much dragging, his out- going mail usually consists of letters to various feminine friends. Aside from playing his box, he could usually have been found sleeping or reading; usually sleeping. Study hours were taken up by the latest methods of losing weight and gaining hair. If past performances are any indication, we who have known him these last four years feel sure that Ski will provide an asset in whatever field he chooses. BOWLING 4. CROSS COUNTRY- SOUND UNIT IWRNVi— 2. 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. GOODING, IDAHO Leaving the farm in the potato country of Idaho, Chris headed East for a look at the sea and a future career in the Navy. He made a short stop in Washington to attend Columbian Prep before finally reaching his desti- nation and a place called home for the next four years. He was a boy that could take any amount of ribbing and always come out smiling. Gus was the nickname with which he was tagged during his youngster year and it stuck with him the remaining time at Navy Tech. Company soccer, fieldball, and basketball held a deep interest for him and also helped rob him of that sack time which he loved so dearly. His sincere interest coupled with a great deal of common sense and willingness to serve will make Chris a worthy addition to the service. FOOTBALL— 4. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2.1. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1. 155 $ ■ NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK In the afternoon of the day before academic year was to start, the class of 1954 received another addition in the person of Dave Kruger. The first days of the new life he made quite an impression v ith his size 42 white works on a size 30 frame. When not informing everyone of the assets of Niagara Falls, he could be seen working on the stage gang. Who could forget the night he stole the show from Gladys Swarthout at an evening concert? As a member of the LOG staff he would gaze wistfully at the afternoon athletes then close the other eye and turn over. No one knows what the future brings, but Dave is looking forward to it with relish. SOCCER — 4. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF — 4,3. STAGE GANG — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. PHOTO CLUB — 3,2. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. Ranald faatea ' Ku%t MADISON, WISCONSIN Madison ' s East High School paper lost its editor and the East Side lost its Youth Mayor when Ron graduated and went to the University of Wisconsin to prep for Navy Tech. Coupled with his editorial experience, he was an outstanding student of Naval History. This combination contributed many fine articles to the Trident. He and his partner, Dave Watkins, gave stiff competition to the top intercollegiate debators and many times stymied them with their clear, analytical thinking. A small fellow from a big family, Ron put all his weight to good use as a batt wrestler. In fact, at times he would step out of his weight class to tackle one of his teasing, heavier roommates. A little guy with a big heart, Ron should go a long way. SOFTBALL — 4,3. WRESTLING — 4,3. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB -—4,3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB- - 4,3,2,1 . Ti al e TVitt fott a K t£ ' HOLLYGROVE, ARKANSAS To call him by his nicknames would certainly provide a task with variety. Bo and Blanky are just a couple of the many tags acquired, although not all at the Academy. Being an all -state football star for Hollygrove High in Arkansas, Walker found batt football no strain. Fieldball occupied his time during the winter months with tennis accompanying the monsoons. A congenial manner, a slight amount of shyness, and a modest sense of chivalry all serve to make up this real Southern gentleman. Prior to Acad- emy days Walker received a suitable taste of military life at Marion Military Institute. Destined to become a capable officer and leader, Walker will be a definite asset in the service of the United States. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. WATER POLO — 4,2. PHOTO CLUB — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. TENNIS — 3. SOCCER — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2. £ 156 ROCKAWAY BEACH, NEW YORK Bred on the sunny beaches of Lout 1 , Island, Bill came toUsnay fresh from the halls of Brooklyn Tech. Though no slash in academics. Will always mus- tered up enough of the gray cells to slip through. He still doesn ' t know if he spent those dago periods poring over German or Egyptian hieroglyphics. Bucket man of the plebe dinghy squad, his sailing interests turned to things larger, and youngster year found him delaying sheets on the Highland Light. Winters passed with Bill plugging the line in company football and dreaming of spring. An amiable guy, he always had a word for the troops and was sure to brighten up even those dark Monday mornings. His good natured humor and abundant energy should carry him far in any field of endeavor. FOOTBALL 4,3,2. LOG STAFF 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY 2. SOFTBALL 2,1 VARSITY: SAILING 3. SPLINTER STAFF 4,3. SOUND UNIT ' WRNV 4. HANDBALL 1. WESTMINSTER, SOUTH CAROLINA Arriving here at Navy after three years at Clemson, Bobby was immediately christened The Tiger, a name which many a plebe will verify he truly de- served. Being from the farm. Tiger loved the great outdoors, and he con- centrated all his spare time on the rack where he could dream of the hills of South Carolina. A four-year letterman in steeple chase and cross coun- try, he was always a pace setter — for the next heat. His pleasing person- ality never started to function until after his third cup of coffee, but then he could keep a conversation going at a lively clip with tales of his days at Clemson. Later, when we think back, we will remember the many good times spent with a great guy. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. FOOTBALL — 2. VOLLEYBALL — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB —4. Ranald Siic -dce ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Throwing in his civvies for a large pair of white works was not difficult for Ron. He spent a large part of his time living in fairly close contact with the Navy before entering into four years of E. D., academic difficulties, and C. I. S. chits here at the Academy. Since coming here, Ron showed his savvy for the Navy by completely evading at least half the trouble he should have gotten into. Ron spent half of his time in the sack but managed to drag himself away long enough to play a little football. He has also man- aged to stay out of any entanglements with the female sex while at the same time enjoying himself immensely. While his conduct card doesn ' t show it, Ron will make a creditable addition to the fleet. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TRACK RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL i. RECEPTION COMMITTEE— 1. PHOTO CLUB 1. ENGINEERING CLUB --1. 2,1. TRACK 3,2,1. LACROSSE — 4. 157 $ BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Born on April 25, 1928, Gordon took the long way to Crabtown from Balti- more via the USS Borie, a Fleet appointment, and NAPS. Prior to the bell bottom trouser phase of his life, he graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he developed his now famous skill in electronics. Although Gordon spent a good part of his free time winning his dolphins on the sub squad, he still found time for extracurricular activities. He was a familiar figure on the varsity pistol and the battalion bowling teams. He was the secretary of the Glee Club and a member of the Catholic Choir as well as being head of the Make-up Gang. He is a good natured and very astute. His brilliant observations of the naval profession will certainly insure his success. BOWLING — 4,3,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. PROPERTY MAKEUP GANG — 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNVt — 4,3. GLEE CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: PISTOL 4,3. HAWTHORNE, NEW JERSEY Big Jawn was introduced into this world on the banks of the Passaic River on May 8, 1930. Because of his proximity to water, John decided that he would like to see what dry land was like, so he joined the Marine Corps. He managed to spend one year attached to the Army and one year attached to the Navy. After three years of unification our hero came to Navy Tech. During his stay at the Academy he was a member of the plebe crew and the varsity manager. After he bilged math during his plebe year, he was never able to agree with the Math Department. When not at extra instruction or Hubbard Hall, he was on the golf course trying to break a hundred. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. MODEL RAIL ROAD CLUB — 2,1. ( WRNV ) 3. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA Don was among those who never denied that Bancroft was a good place to get away from. However, while at Navy, he developed a strong determi- nation, coupled with a good natured attitude, that enabled him to tolerate the Gray Walls successfully. When not locked in combat with the academic departments, he enjoyed trying his hand at cartooning. Often his study notes looked more artful than academic. He was a member of the choir, but admits that his best efforts toward vocalizing were always made in the shower. One of his favorite pastimes was heartily describing the rugged North Dakotan winters to Southerners suffering under the mere Maryland frost. Don liked to look for the humorous side of life. A grin, he said, could cut his problems down to size. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 3,2. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4. CHOIR — 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF— 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB— 3,2,1 . $ 158 (feiaict ' pavie t Jftactiey SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA A favorite son of Solvang, California, Jerry came to Navy Tech after spend- ing a year at the University of California. Jerry never could understand how he received his appointment under Public Law 586; and in order to ease his conscience, he finally turned out for football, as a manager. While at Navy, he was noted for his tall stories about life back at Bowles Hall. Because of his aquatic ability, Mac showed great affinity for the sub squad. Never a person to worry about academics, Jerry managed to find plenty of time for company sports as well as dragging. Jerry ' s spirited, yet easy- going personality, will make him a welcome addition to the service. FIELDBALL 3,2. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 2. JV FOOTBALL— 3. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI When asked his first impression of the Academy, Curt replied, " The Walls: I knew immediately that they weren ' t constructed to keep the public out, and that I could forget about my dreams of weekends in nearby cities. " That just goes to show how wrong first impressions can be, because in just two short years he had all of one weekend a semester to go anywhere five dollars would take him. While at the Academy he was always trying to find time that the Executive Department or company sports managers didn ' t have suggestions on how he should have used it, in order that he could write his O.A.O. Believe it or not, he once told her he didn ' t believe in long engagements. What ' s six years, may one ask? CROSS COUNTRY — 4.3. FOOTBALL —2,1. STEEPLE CHASE —4,3. SQUASH 4,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE —2. PHOTO CLUB — 4. Scttvaxct WWe4 " Tttartttt SAVANNAH, GEORGIA Ed, a true Southern gentleman, proves it with his ability to charm the gals with his accent and manners. He is famous for his multitude of experiences. This boy is a natural athlete and could have gone places as one of the spokes of the Academy sports wheel during the past four years, but due to a strong affinity for making himself horizontal during the afternoon he just never got around to it. However, he did strain himself for several years on the Reception Committee. We can rest assured that we ' ll find him at the top of the heap in the not too distant future. With his spunk he ' ll push his way there; and if that doesn ' t work, he ' ll talk his way up with his gift of gab. WATER POLO— 3.2. SWIMMING — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY 4,2. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. 159 i. ■ ALTON, IOWA Jerry came to the Academy from the heart of the Corn Belt after spending one year at Westman College. When his trip through the mill was com- pleted the only trace of the Midwest remaining was his accent. His never- failing memory for names and statistics will be an asset to both Mac and the Navy throughout his career. One of the precious few who could sing on Monday mornings, he was and always will be a good-natured and pleasant shipmate. Summer cruise was Mac ' s favorite time of the year, although leave and football games came in a very close second. The king of publi- cation custodians, he kept a gouge for everything. In our gouge he will always be a number one Navy man. FOOTBALL — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT CALENDAR STAFF — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Mac comes from Silver Spring, Maryland. He earned letters in football, wrestling, and lacrosse at Bullis Prep. The battle of 2.5 in academics has been hotly contested and the issue often in doubt. But Frank came through with slip stick sizzling. Travelling and an absorbing interest in people have caused Mac to spend his leaves in scattered spots. Always one for an argument he was a worthy conversationalist. Winter months spent in the hand-to-hand combat room gave him a good foundation in rough and tumble. The honor of three years ' seniority on the sub-squad was his. Plebes at Mac ' s table have duly benefited from time he devoted to the Foreign Relations Club. These talents should help him well along the road to success. LACROSSE — 4. TRACK — 4,3. BOWLING — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. «we4 (Z cvdeA " ?ftc ?efoictye WASHINGTON, D. C. Jim spent a year at Bullis Country Club getting in shape for the soft life at Navy and waiting for a reserve appointment. Every year at Canoe U he was chosen either section leader or unit leader, showing his outstanding leadership in the Brigade. Dago, steam, and conversion factors were his constant sources of worry. An ardent member of the radiator squad, he gallantly refused all offers of athletic captains to compete in their respective sports. However, he did condescend to be a member of the sub squad second class year. He loves swimming so! A natty dresser, a wonderful buddy, and a likeable guy, Jim is bound to succeed in life. TRACK 4. SAILING — 4,3. BOWLING 2. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. FIELDBALL — 3. BOAT CLUB — 4. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 3. $ 460 ■ - WASHINGTON, D. C. The Mace and Straight Arrow wen hut two of the many nicknames tacked onto Mike dining his tenure at USNA. His knowledge of sports during plebe year amazed the upper class, his antics amused his classmates, and his winning manner made him liked by all. Mike could be found on the cinders many an afternoon in Thompson Stadium, where he excelled in the middle distance events. Noted for his cheery disposition upon arising, he was never known to speak before breakfast; Mike slept his leaves away. He hated wheat muffins and boiled eggs and would rather starve than eat them. This he did many a morning. His competitive spirit, his sense of fair play, and his effervescent personality will make him successful in the service of his choice. track 3. tennis 4. cross country 4,3,2.1. steeplechase 4,3,2,1. foreign languages club 4. varsity: track 2,1. IZeUfrA Av ut TttdliM,. $%. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA Short, stocky, and independent, Ralph is a man of many home towns. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, went to high school and a year of college in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is now living in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here ' s a man who would have loved the " Old Navy " , for next to dragging, his favorite pastime is sailing; and it ' ll take a mighty cute gal to make him miss a good race. His favorite subjects at the Academy were bull and nav, and he hopes sometime to get the chance to study literature and philosophy as hobbies. A man whose chief aim in life is to finish what- ever he undertakes, Ralph claims that his motto is " Never say DIE. " SAILING — 3.2,1. TENNIS 4. PING PONG — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY— 4. STEEPLE CHASE 2. BOAT CLUB— 4,3,2,1 . ENGINEERING CLUB— 3. (Z axteA %e tde%4 xtt Tftilten. fit MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN In the spring of 1947 Chuck visited USNA and witnessed a full dress parade on Worden Field. At that time there was no thought in Chuck ' s mind that predicted his presence three years later on the same field as a plebe. A Congressional appointment had channeled the Milwaukee boy to the Academy after two years at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to managing plebe, JV, and varsity football, Chuck also sang with the Chapel Choir. He was constantly on the spot to explain how such a small fellow could have an appetite of such magnanimous proportions. Chuck merely proclaimed, " It ' s really wonderful that something so essential can be so enjoyable for the little man too. Actually, I don ' t eat any more than any- body else. Uh, please pass the potatoes. " FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. PING PONG — 4,2,1. SOFTBALL— 4,3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. GLEE CLUB 4. VARSITY N CLUB 1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 2,1. 16] £ I Vavid Moyd WitCe DETROIT, MICHIGAN Dave, known also as Junior, claims Detroit, Michigan, as his poriunk. Detroit has been trying to deny this claim for several years, however. Dave is an old sea daddy, having spent twenty-one months as an enlisted man in the United States Navy before finding out that officers eat the best chow. After a tour of duty at the Navy ' s ET School at Great Lakes, Illinois, Dave entered the Academy Prep School at Newport, Rhode Island. After nine months of strenuous study (he claims that all studies are strenu- ous) Dave became a student at the famous Severn River Boys ' School. Aside from being on the varsity loafers squad, Dave didn ' t do anything except sleep. A reserved attitude and a good sense of humor have led him to be considered an asset to Navy Tech and the Navy. WATER POLO — 4. MASQUERADERS — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. GYMNASTICS — 4,3. FENCING — 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 2. VOLLEYBALL — 1. » £ tat otuf Widen, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA The trail led Tony through adventuresome years in beloved Minneapolis, the wilds of Minnesota, a short pause in the Colorado Rockies, and finally deposited him at Canoe U. He played hockey in college. Undaunted, when not racked out, he played many sizes and forms of athletics with varying degrees of success. He was a member of Brigade football champs plebe year. He was academically able, but often lacked the stimulant to get worked up over technical subjects. Strictly a bull student, Tony was an idealist with a militant mind mixed with some practicality; something should result, good or bad. The dreamy look is for his return to the hunting and fishing of " God ' s Country " up among the Sky Blue Waters. CROSS COUNTRY- 4. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3. SOCCER — 3,2. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. TZcu dt gedvitt Tttilte MARGARETVILLE, NEW YORK Russ comes from Margaretville, a village in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Oddly enough his ambition was to travel and see the world. Naturally he joined the Navy only to pull two years of shore duty and one week of sea duty on the USS Block Island which was then securely moored in the Severn River mud. Shortly before completing his technician ' s course with the Navy he was transferred to NAPS at Newport, Rhode Island. After successfully graduating he entered the Naval Academy. During his plebe and youngster years Russ could be found almost every afternoon striving to be a gymnast over in MacDonough Hall. Thereafter he became a true radiator squad enthusiast and his only gymnastic ambition was to stand on his hands. His future plans point toward a career in Naval Aviation. WATER POLO — 4. GYMNASTICS — 4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 3. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS 4,3. SOCCER — 2,1. £ 162 SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Monty, a native of the Windy City was born on April 5, 1932. He moved to Silver Spring, Maryland at the age of eleven, where In :iiti m ' ■ d Bullis Prep. He came to the Academy through a Naval Reserve appointment. His main interest in life was academics at which he was very proficient . Other interests included bowling, singing, dramatics, and cross country. Monty is a very congenial, likeable sort of a guy who blushes very easily. His taste for women is very exacting, and he has often demonstrated the usefulness of this trait. Monty is very astute and well established in naval procedures, and he promises to be a very successful naval officer. BOWLING 4,.!. CROSS COUNTRY 2. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. VOLLEYBALL 4. CHOIR 2. PROPERTY MAKE UP GANG- 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 3,2. EL DORADO, ARKANSAS Hailing from the thriving metropolis of El Dorado, Arkansas, Joe came to Navy Tech to make his fortune. He was quite an athlete in his high school days, and he continued his athletic career here at Navy where he could be found every afternoon on his private indoor trampoline. A bewildered country boy, he found everything here a home, three wives, a pipe, and a seeing eye dog. On week ends Joe could be found pouring over differential equations and translating old Spanish manuscripts. Joe ' s pleasing person- ality won him many friends, and he will always be remembered as a fellow who had a cheerful smile and a good word for everyone. Many events will be forgotten, but the four years with Joe will always stand out in our memories. LACROSSE -3. FOOTBALL— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE- 2. SOFTBALL — 4,2,1. BOXING — 4,3. famed ' Watac ' i 7% oxe SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA A long tall drink of Severn River water, Dinty was best known for the yarns he started but couldn ' t quite remember the last of. He was an expert woodsman, having been on trees for four years. An eloquent politician, he ' s been in numerous offices Post, Batt, Company, etc. Handy with a ukulele, trumpet, and anything with music in it, his only claim to fame was his deep imprints of a radi ator. Tapping his white cane along the corridor, he could often be found yelling " Who dat man " to someone he thought he recognized. A Navy Junior with a variety of homes, the Dint claims San Diego as his place of rearing. We hope to see him with us when we all meet again in the future. TRACK 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. STEEPLECHASE 2. FIELDBALL — 3. VOLLEYBALL 3,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4. MUSICAL CLUB 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. VARSITY: CREW 4. 163 . »4 ?%attcC TICudd SAGINAW, MICHIGAN It wasn ' t until his senior year in high school that Joe ' s interest in the Academy found ground. It seems that his father happened to be speculat- ing as to Joe ' s future one evening and casually mentioned the Academy in connection with a military career. A month later found him in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at Northwestern Prep. After nine months, h e returned home to Saginaw, Michigan, his hailing ground, to graduate with his class at Saint Mary ' s High School. Another two months and he was on the Pennsylvania Red Arrow bound for Annapolis, and a Naval career. Joe ' s favorite pas- times besides good old rack time and dragging included golf, handball, football games, leave, and just about anything that can ' t be listed as studies. HANDBALL — 4,3,2,1. GOLF — 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 4,3,2,1. T tc asid ?ied Uc Tftccnfe y OAKLYN, NEW JERSEY A lighter-than-air blimp was Dick ' s first home in the Navy. His second was an eight-oared shell on Navy ' s Olympic champion rowing team. Be- tween times he played football for Admiral Farragut Prep. Murph entered Yoosnay with a reservist appointment and stayed to brighten many a com- pany party with his harmonica. Juice and German held no qualms but spherical trig was a blow. Dick never could hear the reveille bells; so with characteristic abandon, he ignored them. If it was hillbilly music or first mail call for Helsinki, Finland, it was important. If it wasn ' t, it was politely, but vehemently, pushed into its proper slot. Unless the Navy discovers his shoe size and decides to commission his shoes as heavy cruisers, Dick will go far. He ' s anybody ' s choice as a useful graduate of USNA. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 3,2,1. CHOIR — 2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4. " ZtiViM ttfoit Tlayel, (l . FORT WAYNE, INDIANA Aside from the past four years at Bancroft Hall, Hal has lived in Fort Wayne, his O.A.O. ' s hometown, all his life. Upon graduation from South Side High School, he started plebe summer the 7th of July, 1950. A short re- union during the Naval Academy ' s first open house marked the beginning of plebe year with its come-arounds to the Third Batt, football games with the Drum Bugle Corps, and WRNV watches. The biggest event of the year was that 14-2 upset over Army. Youngster cruise aboard the USS Corry was highlighted by tours in Goteborg, Sweden, Paris, and Mont Saint Michel, a medieval monastery in southern Normandy. After living across the hall from the batt office plebe year, it was a relief to move to the fourth deck. Hal ' s future holds a life of leadership in his chosen career. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. BASKETBALL 4,3,2. SOCCER — 4,3,2. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4. ENGINEERING CLUB- 1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) 4. $ 164 ocu4 @6.a%le4 ' Hiectcdaftetex. $%. WARREN, PENNSYLVANIA Chuck hails from Warren, Pennsylvania, and has indeed been an asset to ' 54 and the Brigade. He is an ardent worker and has seldom abandoned a problem without a sincere attempt to find a solution. He has inspired the battalion football team to one championship and was one of the main- stays of the company football and Softball teams. A very well liked person, he has never failed to lend a helping hand to others. His familiar saying, " Yes Sir, " has become known among us, and his wit and sense of humor have kept us in good spirits. The service will gain an officer with an outstanding sense of duty and an equal sense of humor, and we all can say, he will be successful in the field of his choosing. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. PISTOL — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. THaCter gott en, ' Hex MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Waldo, who hails from Memphis, got his first taste of military life as a Navy Junior and later at Columbia Military Academy. His patience and power of concentration has saved his wives many laborious hours over a tough math or juice problem. This same ability will go a long way toward pro- ducing a competent naval officer. He can be found most any afternoon, when not making his half hourly reports to the batt office, either sleeping or playing his favorite sport, lacrosse. Walt has his heart set on those Navy wings of gold and we all know that his likeable personality and ready smile will win the friendship of all those who come in contact with him. LACROSSE — 4. FOOTBALL — 3. FIELDBALL — 3. BOXING — 2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 2,1. SOCCER — 4. BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS Chet received his appointment from the Secretary of the Navy after serving two years in the Navy Medical Corps. Previously, he spent a year at Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin. The Chapel Choir received the benefit of his talents for four years and he was active in a barber shop quartet for two years. Chet also found time for batt wrestling and Sunday mornings found him teaching Sunday School at the Naval Academy Chapel. Many voluminous letters to a certain someone in Slater, Missouri aided his bull and developed his talent to the point where he gleaned two Trident Society Essay Contest prizes. The success he has gained using his pen should follow him in his career as his cheerful disposition is well suited to carrying on in any situation. LACROSSE - 4. CROSS COUNTRY 4,3. STEEPLECHASE 4,3. WRESTLING -4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 2. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 2. 165 $ NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Tim was proof on the hoof that the minions of the Contract Tailor Shop took a perverse delight in issuing their BST-SL Blue Service Tent — Super Large) to those of the short hull type. Though a frequent after-hours inhabitant of Sampson Hall, O ' B always contrived to pay his rent in full at exam time. The pursuit of knowledge, however, often ran a poor third to his two favorite occupations: yawl sailing and sleeping. From Norfolk through NAPS and the granite pile by the Severn has been a long haul for Tim and his faithful one, but the bookworm days are now in the past, and Tim is on course in his chosen career, Navy line. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. Potent THUien OUe t ROCKAWAY BEACH, NEW YORK Bob came to Navy Tech after one semester of that good old college life at Purdue. After settling down to the system his main trouble came from Sampson Hall and the Executive Department. Living by the old adage, " Women are but a snare and delusion, " Bob was rarely seen dragging beauti- ful young ladies through the yard. Born with a love for sports, he was never found far from his sport magazines or record books. Bob ' s pride and joy were the New York Yankees, with whom he lived and died through every game of the season. His hailing from the big city is undoubtedly the reason for his accent. Always easy-going Bob should have no trouble in his future career. BOWLING — 4. FOOTBALL 4. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 3. SOCCER — 2,1. Pacd ' XclvU 0 " Hccit WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Whether on cruise or during the Dark Ages we could always count on P. X. to organize a smoker, company party, or a musical show to boost our morale. In spite of his many extracurricular activities P. X. found time for the batt swimming team. Academics were a strain for him and strain he did to pull through. A deep thinker with an inate ability of self expression, he took a keen interest in the humanities and considered the sciences only secondary. Aside from his serious moments you could find P. X. either singing, dancing, enjoying a good laugh, or dashing off a few lines to his O.A.O. His sin- cerity will carry him a long way in the service. SWIMMING — 4,2,1. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE- RECEPTION COMMITTEE— 2. MUSICAL CLUB- DIRECTOR — COMBINED MUSICAL CLUBS — 2,1. 2. DRUM . BUGLE CORPS- 4,3,2,1. MARCHING BAND — 4,3. £ 166 .e tei Sveieft O tiam SALIDA, COLORADO Out of the wild and woolly West, Les came to USNA via Colora ' Twasn ' t long before he realized that eastern women don ' 1 consider bowed legs the mark of a he-man. Since Les ' s main hobby was pleasing the girls, one could see him in Thompson Stadium every d.ay trying to si i those legs. His address book was jammed with names, and he was the man to sec for tips on that good drag for that special hop. While at Colorado U Les majored, in engineering, so he had no difficulty with the curve balls at Navy Tech. His most famous saying was, " Now, if I just knew how to work this slip stick, everything would be fine. " Les ' s aim after graduation is Pensacola and Navy Air. He has all the eye charts memorize 1 CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2. TRACK 3. CROSS COUNTRY - 3,2. STEEPLECHASE 3. FOOTBALL 2,1. VARSITY: TRACK— 4,2,1. GYMNASTICS — 4. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA From Philadelphia came a big fellow with a long name, and with him he brought a simple rule that makes a lot of living out of a lifetime: " To have a friend, you have to be a friend. " Matt left Drexel Institute after two years to become a midshipman, and converted himself from business to engineering. Already a stellar ball player in high school, he continued to be outstanding playing third base for Navy. Varsity football was also in Matt ' s sport roster, and his social outlet was the Brigade Hop Committee. Always considerate and a sincere thinker, Pasz never forgot his simple rule. With a deep personal pride of the humble nature that marks the man, Matt was always a friend. FOOTBALL- 4,3,2,1. BASEBALL- 4,3,2,1. CLASS HOP COMMITTEE — 4. BOAT CLUB — 4,3. BRIGADE HOP COMMITTEE 3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4,2. BASEBALL 4,3,2,1. MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN Never sensitive about hair that seemed to have thinned out too early, Paul had a great time making himself the subject of his own jokes. He left the University of Wisconsin and a scholarly three year record in math and mechanics to come to Navy. With a mind that relaxed with numbers, Paul ' s was a familiar face around the Math and Physics Clubs. Running in company competition also occupied his free time. To his roommates he was an instructor. His mind was methodic and logical, providing him with a fine ability to teach. Through his early environment, Paul developed a capability of self-sufficiency that was unmistakable. Although he dealt no quarter against what he knew to be right, he had a quiet, but deeply fonded insight and understanding of friends around him. TRACK 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. JUICE GANG 1. RADIO St ELECTRONICS CLUB 4,3. MATH CLUB 4,3,2. WATER POLO 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3,2. PHYSICS CLUB 4.3.2. 467 $ GILBERTON, PENNSYLVANIA The magnificent mining metropo lis of Gilberton claims Jack as its own, but he usually manages to make himself at home anywhere. Although he prefers the sack to any other sport, the P. T. Department recommended that he participate in the vicious art of benchwarming for the volleyball squad at least thrice a week; thus many of his cutter ' s delight moments were rudely interrupted. Most of his spare moments were devoted to the pleasant thoughts of liberty and his gift of gab was centered almost entirely on this subject. His ambitions are to become a flyer and some day become mayor of his hometown. Never a great one with the books, he soon became intimately associated with the academic departments. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. STEEPLE CHASE —4. SOFTBALL — 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1. TOilUam IRuddeiC PcyatZ SHINNSTON, WEST VIRGINIA It ' s a long trek across the mountains of West Virginia to the sunny slopes of the Severn, but Bill made the entire trip without mishap. He came to USNA after two years at Fairmont State College. He found that some things here were different, especially the absence of women. He was a manager of the football team during his first two years. Bill spent most of his supposedly free time trying to learn to swim. He had as much time on the sub squad as was possible to get. His favorite hobbies were traveling, camping, and hunting. He used to watch the squirrels in the trees along Stribling Walk and wished he were out hunting. He thought there was nothing like flying N3N ' s, and hopes to fly some day. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. FOOTBALL — 2. STEEPLE CHASE -4,3. PHOTO CLUB — 2. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. JV FOOTBALL — 3. " f¥a%alct Suyette Pctc en GALESBURG, ILLINOIS If you want a man who chooses a fishing rod over a representative of the fair sex, that is Harry. At least that was his motto during his first year at the Academy. All this was changed when on a cold winter eve a maiden proved to him how good it was to have a girl around. Had you seen Harry at examination time, you would have seen a busy beaver busy packing to go home. He was sure he would fail the test, though he never did. Galesburg, Illinois, can be proud of one of its representatives in the Armed Forces. In off-time periods Harry proved himself speedy with the epee on the varsity fencing team. FENCING — 4. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3,2,1. $ 468 Daie .ecvtn ' Ptattfa DENVER, COLORADO Dale began maneuvering his smoking slide rule at Coloraclo U which he attended for a year before coming to the Academy. It was a sacrifice for Dale to leave his beloved Colorado Rockies where he developed a passion for skiing and mountain climbing. His nickname, Rocky, bears no re- semblance to the Rocky Mountain atmosphere of his Denver home. This best applies to his dynamic little stature coupled with his rugged individual- ism. Stars came naturally to the little philosopher. When he wasn ' t waging war on the athletic field, he could be found peacefully snuggled in the rack translating Tolstoy ' s War and Peace. He confronted his pet peeve, the Executive Department, with wrinkled brow and a defiant " Hmmm " . FOOTBALL 4. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. GYMNASTICS 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 3. HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Red stumbled into Severn Goal by way of Hartford, Connecticut. The combined efforts of the Executive and academic Departments we re unable to dispel Red ' s buoyant good humor and candid wit. Always a courageous and fiery competitor on the athletic field despite recurring injuries, Red has manifested by his ability to regard only the humorous aspects a wide adapt- ability to all situations. Althouth Red ' s paucity of cranial foliage subjected him to a barrage of banter, he was always prepared to return it in kind. Though thwarted by the reveille and weekend belles in his attempts to give Morpheus his due, the Hartford fireball ' s effervescence was never stifled. Precluding capricious vagaries of fate, Red is headed for Navy Air. BOWLING 4,2. TENNIS — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2.1. VOLLEYBALL 3,2. SOCCER 3.2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2,1. FOOTBALL — 3,1. 6, i%te4 " Peter " Parecta NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT The youngest among his set, Charlie came to the Academy directly from Chapman Technical High School in New London, Connecticut. Interested in art and, more specifically, in architectural design, he was a whiz on the drawing board in plebe steam. His relaxing hours often found him making a poster or, with a soft pencil and his sketch book, drawing a girl ' s face. Quiet in company but enthusiastic among friends, Charlie was never known to undertell a story. His recounts of youngster cruise and the Camid VII amphibious operation became battle reports. His longest running story, however, was an explanation of why a stock car driver ' s job wasn ' t neces- sarily dangerous. Gifted with a unique ability to sift instructions and then follow them to the letter, Charlie is a valuable man for the service. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. SOFTBALL — 4,2,1. SQUASH 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB -4,3. CROSS COUNTRY 3. FOOTBALL — 2,1. 469 $. TULSA, OKLAHOMA Anyone with piping troubles, probably referred them to F. E. who claims phenomenal skill in that art. Fred hails from the Black Gold state of Oklahoma where there are no trees, just derricks. In the summer of ' 50 he parked his old cap and Levis and journeyed to the shores of the Severn to draw baggy white P. J. ' sand to try his hand at military life. Fred was known among his friends and to the Executive Department for his excessive energy. As for sports, when he found he didn ' t owe the Executive Department some time he could have been seen competing in some company sport. His go- get- ' em spirit, though somewhat hampered at Navy U will help him wherever he lands after graduation. BASKETBALL- 3,2. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4. SOCCER — 4. SOCCER 3,2,1. " Dan l ayei l ay HIGHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA Don first set his face seaward from the hinterland toward San Diego and boot training where he donned a whit e hat and had Navy Tech aspirations. Via a Fleet appointment he joined the Academy ranks and immediately set out to become the anchor man of ' 54. Re-exams are a wonderful institution. Don is better known around the campus as the Little Man since the scales indicate only 125 pounds of explosive energy. He is known for afternoon runs of cross country and as being one of the few volunteers for the sub squad. Little Man is interested in the Naval landing party. Could that be another name for liberty? Good hunting, Don, in everything; that indomitable spirit will serve our country in good stead. TRACK— 4. CROSS COUNTRY- 4,3,2. STEEPLECHASE -4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND He says he ' s from Maryland, but Governor McKeldin won ' t claim him. A backslider from a long line of West Pointers, Ray tried Navy after a well- meaning Congressman offered him an appointment. Now he often asks himself whether a commission is worth the strain. He put some native talent to work for the LOG, turning out fiction best described as fantastic. As an " athlete " he worked on company touch football, cross country teams, and dabbled in gym and wrestling. Afternoons found him over in Ray Swartz ' s lair groaning about the great shape he ' s in to tackle Gorgeous George. Anyone that asked him found him hot for the Gyrene Green. During his hitch in the reserve before Navy beckoned, he caught Semper Fidelis fever which has no known cure. WRESTLING— 2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL — 3. STEEPLECHASE — 4. SOFTBALL -4. GYMNASTICS — 3. LOG STAFF — 3,2,1. £ 170 BRONX, NEW YORK Ray was the kind of a guy who fitted into any crowd. Good hu complacent, and well mannered, Ray got around socially and a ademically al the Academy. He branched out from the Bronx, after graduating from Power Memorial Academy, by matriculating at lona College, New Rochelle, New York, for a social period of three years. The sea had always been Ray ' s first love. After receiving his appointment, our Ray entered the portals of Navy Tech; there he found himself face to face with a career. Fearlessly undaunted by the newness of the whole thing, he waded in and took over. He took part in cross country, steeple chase and Softball. A songster he made the Glee Club and Catholic Choir. His strong self discipline and pleasing personality should carry him to great heights in the service of our count ry. CROSS COUNTRY— 4,3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB- 4,3. CATHOLIC CHOIR 4,3,2,1. GLEE CLUB 4 SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1 . PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA When the time arrived for Bill to leave home to further his education, he naturally followed his father ' s footsteps to Annapolis. Bill was the bright light in the dark days of plebe year and he won steadfast friends quickly with his cheerful spirit and helpful attitude. The battalion football team gained a hard playing competitor when Bill devoted his ability to the squad. The academic phase of Bill ' s Crabtown career proved him to be a dago cut. He attained good grades in all of the other subjects as a result of his con- scientiousness and perseverance. It ' s the Navy line for Bill after graduation where he is bound to be a credit to the Fleet. FOOTBALL 4,3,2. TRACK — 4,3. VARSITY: WRESTLING —4,3. SAFFORD, ARIZONA Tootsie Rocket may be small in terms of height but anyone who has seen him perform on the football field knows that he is loaded with dynamite. A versatile athlete, he also boxed, wrestled, and played lacrosse. Terry was a quiet, studious person with a great appreciation of good music and singing. Everyone that knew him could also tell that he was mighty proud of his mother ' s home cooking and of his hometown in Arizona. A lot of his free time was spent developing and printing pictures in the darkroom and playing tennis. Terry ' s good tenor voice and his ukulele playing were always looked upon with anticipation whenever the gang got together for a songfest. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB 2,1. STAMP CLUB 1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. TRACK 4,3. LACROSSE 2,1. WRESTLING 3,2,1. BOXING 4. 171 $ -J AUBURN, NEW YORK Jack arrived at USNA fresh from a tour of duty with the ROTC at St. Bonaventure. He was a stellar grid man at Auburn East High School with the Bonnies. While at Usnay Jack played football with the plebes, the JV ' s, and in his last two years, with the varsity. Jack ' s other interests ran from wrestling in the winter to lacrosse in the spring. Of course on weekends Jack could be found escorting a femme through the yard. To complete the success story, Jack managed to sail through the academics with astounding nonchalance. There was none more friendly and sincere than Jack. We will always admire a great competitor and a true gentleman. FOOTBALL — 4,3. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 2,1. WRESTLING — 3. LACROSSE — 2,1. fla tt ewcrfC l odyetA. fa. KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI The rigors of plebe year were no shock to John after spending one year as a Central College frosh and another year as a Sigma Chi pledge at Missouri University. Academics were no trouble for Rodge. After one year as a mobile tackling dummy on the plebe football squad, he decided to devote his football talent to batt football. He devoted much time to company sports as well, and spent every Thursday night and Sunday morning singing with the Chapel Choir. John considered his Naval Academy career a success when he became qualified as a knockabout handler at the end of second class summer. His sincerity and high code of personal honor are bound to make him a success in the service. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL— 4,3,2,1. CHOIR- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. -4,3,2. I a vit Ti iMiVict l ay ii. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Only a week away from the carefree days of high school with sunshine, cute girls, tacos, frosties, and Sunkist oranges to sub-arctic winters, New Guinea summers, and USNA came Big Bob. Some said only the Navy could afford to feed him anyway. B etween academics and planning hops home every leave, he found time to go out for plebe and JV football, only to end up enjoying mass murder, alias batt football, and a little track and lacrosse. Only bull had him by the horns. Bob ' s worst bout with the demo system came when his O.A.O. ventured East from California second class year. Weekend confinement, ah, that invention the telephone. He saw a place for himself in Guided Missile Research. FOOTBALL — 2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. VARSITY: JV FOOTBALL — 4. TRACK — 4. LACROSSE — 3,2. £ 472 ' V ' LUBBOCK, TEXAS Sandy, as his friends called him, claimed the whole of Texas for his home. What the U. S. Navy is today to him, the Texas Navy will be tomorrow. Just let anyone mention Texas or more specifically Lubbock and there will be a bull session which is likely to last indefinitely. Sandy ' s main interests at the Naval Academy were centered around basketball, and he was a member of both the plebe and varsity squads. Before coming to the Academy he spent two years at Texas Tech as a physical education major. Both of these years were consumed partly by his favorite sport, basketball. Sandy also played football and boxed in high school which proves that his abilities and interests lie in almost any and every sport. softball — 3,2,1. varsity: basketball 4,3,2,1. (fCett S ztt£ xxct MIAMI, FLORIDA Sandy is a proud proponent of the idea that once you have lived in Florida you will never want to leave. He retains found memories of lying in the sun on Florida beaches and fishing on the Florida Keys. After a year at the University of Florida, our boy enlisted in the Marine Corps. After spending two years in Uncle Sam ' s fighting outfit, he arrived at Navy Tech well adjusted to military life. As a member of the varsity 150 pound foot- ball team, he was an outstanding guard for three years. This took up most of his time during the fall, but when spring rolled around he could be per- suaded to drag a female companion. After graduation the Corps will truly be as proud of him as he is of the Corps. football — 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB- 2,1. MUSICAL CLUB — 2. PROPERTY . MAKE-UP GANG — 4. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. tadtetv TTtyMin Sc ult$ MUSCATINE, IOWA Mike was born in Minnesota and reared in Iowa before coming to Annapolis. He left high school knowing that his school days were far from completed. His interest in a vocation lead him from the U of Iowa to Northwestern Prep School in preparation for Annapolis. While at the Academy he was a member of the Brigade pistol and company squash and basketball teams. In extracurricular activities he took part in the Foreign Language and Aeronautical Engineering Clubs. One of his main interests is cars and having lived most of his life outside, he also appreciates nature. His main complaint while here was the uncooperative slide rule received way back in ' 50. TENNIS 4. BASKETBALL 3,2,1. VARSITY: PISTOL 4,3,2,1. SQUASH— 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB -4,3,2,1. « r. w C 473 £ w ' TttacfH.arict ?£.eit6 S Cfrtey FRESNO, CALIFORNIA " The answer book is wrong again, " roared a foghorn bass voice rever- berating off the fourth wing bulkheads, and everyone knew that Ship ' s slide rule had erred again. Pre-Navy days found him roaming the campus of the University of California, majoring in chemistry and geology, and play- ing freshman and varsity baseball there. At Navy Tech his chief occu- pational hazards were mechanical drawing and blind dragging. He was an advocate of " How to win funds and influence parents " . When not engaged in the annual natatorium marathons, Ship turned his attentions to intra- mural cross country, soccer and Softball. Combining a good sense of humor with confident intelligence he is a serious and dependable fellow whose drive should carry him far. FOOTBALL — 4,1. SOFTBALL— 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. VARSITY: SOCCER 4. gtjpRfe 4S i %£p i " , ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY When Clark reported to Bancroft Hall after wandering over half the globe for four years with the United States Navy, he was well prepared for the rigors of Academy life. A native of New Jersey, he had sampled many climates, but he soon discovered that they were all superior to that of Annapolis. Young ladies were naturally attracted to Clark and many were disappointed to find that he was a red mike, though they also discovered him always ready for a good time. He was a good student and athlete. Tennis, squash, and weekends were his favorite pastimes while his pro- fessional interests were centered around submarines. He is sure to succeed in the Silent Service, or in any other field of endeavor. TENNIS 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. FIELDBALL — 1. SQUASH — 2,1. LOG STAFF 4. zvict e%atct Smit i WABASH, INDIANA A staunch Hoosier from The Banks of the Wabash Far Away, Smitty, as he is better known to his many friends, came to the Academy two weeks out of high school and immediately adjusted himself to the new, strict life. When he was not talking about hunting or his hobby of beekeeping, he could be persuaded to play a few notes on his trombone, which he did excellently in the Marching Band. With stars on his collar Smitty stood in the top 100 of his class. In P.T. he excelled in swimming to the envy of his classmates on the sub-squad. If his record at the Academy is any indication, he will go far in the service. TRACK- 4,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE -- 2,1 . PHOTO CLUB — 4. PROPERTY MAKE-UP GANG — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. RADIO 86 ELECTRONICS CLUB — 1. MATH CLUB —2,1. MARCHING BAND — 2,1. VARSITY: CREW 4. TRACK — 3. $. 171 I KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON All Smiths arc called Smitty and this one is no exception. He was one of the forty odd Smittys enrolled at the Academy. His main interests were girls, athletics, and dragging. He claims Oregon, or more spc Klamath Falls, as his home. His after-taps stories of the beauties ol Oregon would make anyone homesick. Beauty, to him, included both girls and the wonderful scenery of Oregon. Smitty spent one year at Oregon State where he was enrolled as a chemical engineer. He worked hard on academics, and at all the hops one could see his small gold stars. Studying, however, did not deprive him from having fun as one could always find him ready to make excitement. TENNIS 1. BASKETBALL 2. FIELDBALL VARSITY: CREW 1. TENNIS 1. 1. HANDBALL 1. NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA Curt left the City of Cows, Colleges, and Contentment for what he expected to be a short tour in the Marines. After serving an unexpected three years, he forfeited his three stripes for an appointment to USNA. His wives were dubious of the fact that he came from the land of ten thousand lakes as he spent a yearly sojourn on the Boulder Squad. Although Curt maintained a military appearance he always greeted everyone with a cheerful smile. Definitely a career man, civilian life holds little interest for him. On many a weekend his sack took precedence over dragging the femmes. He came from a large family tenth in a line of ten and likewise his ambition upon retirement is to settle down on a small farm with his large family. BOWLING— 1. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4,3,2,1. (?6 z%Ce i Stevaad Steet HUNTINGDON, PENNSYLVANIA Charlie. Pennsylvania ' s gift to the Navy, is as versatile a gent as ever hit the Academy. He really hit the academics, especially skinny and math. You could ask him about a calculus problem and he ' d rattle on all night. but ask him when Columbus discovered America and his jaw would hit the deck. Speaking of Columbus, this boy did a few years of sailing here at Navy Tech. He used to make his wives envious by taking off on weekend sailing trips and escaping the system. Charlie is a sure bet for success in any direction he decides to sail. With his sense of fairness, his desire to be the best, and his ability to take everything in stride, he can ' t help making a loud splash in the pond of accomplishment. CREW 4. SAILING - 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. BOAT CLUB 2,1 MATH CLUB — 3. VARSITY: CREW 4. 175 $ ?ia,ttci4 Xavtesi StecCc RUMFORD, MAINE A quick change of plans, a trip to Annapolis, and a struggle with the eye chart brought the math function to the Brigade. The eye charts changed with time to his constant dismay and apprehension. Besides trying his hand at track and company cross country, he gained fame as a swimmer and had more time in the aqua than on land. His big moments were leave and cruise liberty. His California roommates haven ' t influenced him with their propaganda and many plebes have learned the Stein Song as a result of his year at Maine. As for his future, he sums up his annual battles with the Medical Department: " From Subs or Navy Air to Navy Line to who- knows-where. " CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. " " " So. ■f ! " s VkT fe fatKea @ it cc%tt Steele SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Jim was just a nice guy. Never in a hurry, always composed and carefree, not a standout athlete, and not one too proud to wear his stars, he spent his four years here in less agony than most. Jim quickly got into the swing of things at the Academy after the first liberty in Baltimore, and except for a little last minute sweating before exams, he was completely undisturbed by the four year grind. Jim could always be depended on for a good sea story or a new idea on how to get the plebes ' Army game tickets. Even though Jim never complained about the better competitions with the O.D. ' s he happily tossed his cap in the air. FOOTBALL — 4. CROSS COUNTRY- 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. VOLLEYBALL — 3,2. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 1. e ut zxd ?%ede iic St xic BALTIMORE, MARYLAND The Bear hails from the shores of the sunny Chesapeake, Dundalk, Mary- land, where it never rains, except on weekends. In his younger days he attended St. Joe High where he was one of the stalwarts on the football and ice hockey teams. After graduation he donned Navy blue and imme- diately set sight for Canoe U. While at NAPS he developed into one of the best defense men on the lacrosse squad. At Middy City when not wrest- ling with academics or the fairer sex, he competed with his fellow varsity ham ' n eggers. Not a complete rowdy, he was a member of the Newman Club. A party was never overlooked, but when the fun was over he was always relieved when he passed the bandstand en route to Mother Bancroft. LACROSSE — 1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1 . VARSITY: LACROSSE — 3,2,1. $ 176 Stanley IRoy Scvatt ott ALBION, MICHIGAN Straight from Albion College, Big Swede entered the Academy on a Sen- atorial appointment, and, after a fewP-worksand forms deuce, heaved many a sigh for the soft campus life. Never a day passed that In didn ' t " bilge cold, " but the 3.3 ' s continued to roll in. After Dinty Moore showed him how to break bones with a lacrosse stick, Swede took it from there, winning his N sweater handily. " How can so much meat move so fast? " is the big question. With all the attributes of a lady-killer, the Swede has restricted his attentions to a certain Texas belle. Despite the efforts of the academic and Executive Departments his cheer and good humor have always carried him through, and will make him a real asset to the service. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: lacrosse 4,3,2,1. Sd tvatct a cii 7a t £y fa- HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA Ed gave up the sunny Southern California Beach town of Hermosa Beach to come East and take up studies at " that school " in Annapolis. Before leaving the Sunshine State. Ed put in carefree time at the University of California at Los Angeles where he seriously thought of the legal profession. Some may say that the Zeta Psi fraternity gave him his amorous qualities, butheclaims he was born with them. During his youngster year he collected a majority of his mail at the hospital where they eventually came to regard him as a member of the staff. In the afternoon he could usually have been found competing in battalion football or the various company sports. Ed ' s capacity to take on all jobs will put him in good stead in his chosen career. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SAILING 4. SWIMMING 4. STEEPLECHASE 4. BASKETBALL 4,2.1. FIELDBALL 2,1. WRESTLING — 3. ■ ' 9 1 T • B , ■ tf m ttt ux @Ullvtd " ?acft x% NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA Well, the blessed event occurred in an appropriate place, the honeymoon town of Niagara Falls, Ontario. In piecing his knowledge together, Art attended various schools; however, after going through the chain of command he managed to graduate from the Niagara Falls Collegiate Vocational Institute. Rather than work, Art found a home in the Navy as an Electronics Tech- nician and served from 1948 to 1950. Several months of this period were spent in attending NAPS. Upon entering the Academy in 1950 he was immediately assigned a berth on the sub squad. Art was a member of the battalion football squad. All in all he claims one distinction in that he was the only member of the Class of 1954 at the Naval Academy to reside in Canada. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE — 2,1. 177 $ mv 4itatt , z te ' Vain s4cc ctat CALIENTE, NEVADA Van liked leave, liberty, football games (when Navy won), the rack, all sports, dancing, and dragging. His dislikes included reveillle, the system, studying, standing watch, and being bricked. The things he looked forward to most were meeting his O.A.O., the life of an officer, and a non-regulation wardrobe. Van hails from way out younder in " Howdy Podner " , Nevada, home of Las Vagas and Reno. His home is Caliente, a railroad town about 150 miles above Las Vegas. It was from there and a year of prep school in Minneapolis that he came to enter the cold grey walls of Bankrupt. Of all the education received in his four years at Annapolis, Van appreciated most the lessons in friendship, consideration, and respect taught him by his classmates. FOOTBALL — 2,1. BASKETBALL— 3,2,1 . FIELDBALL 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4. VARSITY: CREW — 4. HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA Coming from the country of rolling hills and waving wheat fields, Ray soon decided to exchange the waves of wheat for the waves of the deep blue. Wanting to start at the root of everything, he went into the Fleet for two years before entering Navy Tech via NAPS. Ray ' s jump from the Fleet to Navy Tech left him mystified by the system for a little while but like the rest of us the Executive Department soon taught him how. He claimed his main athletic endeavors were eating and sleeping although he managed to participate in company and battalion sports. A will to work and a cheerful personality will assist Ray as he looks to the future and the wild blue younder. CHOIR — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FOOTBALL — 3. SQUASH -3,2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 2. WRESTLING — 2,1. ENGINEERING CULB — 2,1. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT — 1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Vic was born in Italy and came to St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 15. Three months after his arrival he entered Southwest High School with the stipulation that if he passed all his subjects the first semester he could continue frequenting the high school. If he could not, he would have to go to grade school since he could not speak English. He graduated from high school in three years, and after a few months at Northwestern Pre- paratory School he entered the Academy on a senatorial appointment. While at the Academy his favorite subjects were math and Spanish, and his sport was boxing. He hopes someday to go to Italy again as a Naval Attache, and who knows, he might do just that. TRACK— 3. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2. BOXING- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 3. -3,2. $ 178 ■i Pete (l x6, t 1 ayel e%y i. $x. YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO Pete happened in from Youngstown, Ohio, in the sumi 950 and quickly had the system under control. We all got to know Pete very quickly since knowing people was one of his pet prides. His hard work, determination, and powers of concentration left tin t ments bug-eyed. He was the class secretary plebe year, and kept our social and business obligations on an even keel. Scourge of that Blue and Gold poolie team, Pete would have been a sure bet with Eddie E. No pot of gold at the end of Pete ' s rainbow, it was that big green fence around the varsity practice field right from the start. All this adds up to just one thing: this guy can ' t go wrong. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. CLASS SECRETARY — 4,3,2. VARSITY: JV FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TOi Uant TRotere 7Va£6e SIKESTON, MISSOURI Small in stature, but big of heart describes Sikeston ' s contribution to the Class of 195 4. Well known for his collection of beautiful women, Bob left behind him a trial of class crests and broken hearts in his four years here at Navy. When confronted with complicated electric circuits and intricate slide rule calculations. Bob was in his glory. Almost every afternoon he could have been found in the Natatorium swimming, his favorite sport. His favorite expression, " Wake me up at five ' till, gang, " illustrates him perfectly : cool, calm, and collected. Never the one to give in to the system, Bob wore a continuous smile, a trait which won him many friends. The heartiest wishes of his classmates go with him as he begins his career. TENNIS - 4. SWIMMING — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL 2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3. SOUND UNIT (WRNV! — 3. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. axvey 76 h l 6 li at ti. fli. ANNAPOLIS. MARYLAND A Navy Junior, Tim claims no podunk. After entering the Academy from Bullis Prep he immediately devoted his time to his first love, sailing. His repeated success on the dinghy team shows his practical knowledge of sea- manship which will certainly add to his success as an officer. No one would suspect that trim witty Tim stood third in P.T., but he always came through. When it came to academics he always came up with the right answer even if he didn ' t know the formula. His wives exaggerated his forgetfulness, but certainly he ' ll never forget those cold spring days when he survived the victory dunking in Ye Olde Severn. Keep it up, Tim! STEEPLECHASE 3. VARSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: SAILING— 3,2,1. 179 £ - fo i,efr6, Itay icKi. 7i id iL fa. BALDWIN, LONG ISLAND With a slight Brooklyn accent Joe came to us after two years in the Navy as an ET, followed by two years of college at St. John ' s in Brooklyn. It has been remarked that he was going to be a physics teacher. Joe ' s main interest in sports fell upon the Naval Academy sailing squadron. Besides being a prominent figure in the Boat Club he could have been seen every afternoon and many weekends during the sailing seasons heading for his yawl with a ditty bag over his shoulder and a cigar in his pocket. His philosophy can be summed up in his own words: " A good game of horse- shoes can beat dragging any day. " Only time will prove or disprove those words. SAILING— 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. LUCKY BAG STAFF — 4. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. ( Ccfctc Aitty fott 7iJ %%d. fa. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA From hotrods and flashy sport shirts to Nav3 ' blue was a big change for this youth who calls San Diego his home. Having been affiliated with the Navy the major part of his life, Clyde chose to come to the Naval Academy to continue his career. Almost any afternoon, he could have been found either in the rack, or hacking away on the next day ' s lessons. Besides being a staunch member of the company Softball and volleyball teams, Clyde was a leader of the steeple chase team, which incidently was his favorite sport. Always amiable and agreeable, he was a good man to have around on a bad 4-N day. Clyde ' s neatness and punctuality will stand him in good stead in the future. FOOTBALL — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE- VOLLEYBALL — 3,2. 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. " David " Pa i6e% 70 zt Ca±, PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS Out from between the rows of corn and soybeans down in Petersburg, Illinois, stepped a little man with big ideas. It was a year of college at the University of Illinois, then a short Navy hitch, and then back to college for another year before Dave decided the Naval Academy would be the perfect combination. Debating, Trident, Musical Club Shows, and battalion gym were but a few of the activities that kept Old Hairless rolling con- tinuously. In those few spare minutes, Dave could have been found either in front of the mirror mumbling, " See, I told you it was growin ' back, " or listening to classical music. His quick hearty laugh and ability to make friends with everyone are sure to make him a success in the Navy and in life. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNVl — 4. GYMNASTICS — 3. MUSICAL CLUBS 3. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS — 4. $ 480 au i r tyJ f " • ' ' m rv y ■ Potent 7%. 7 zU t OGDEN, UTAH Bob is a Utah man by orgin. He first tried collegiate hot rods and raccoon coats at Utah U. Then he double-crossed his pop by joining the Navy. The Navy, always looking for leaders, sent Bob to the Naval Academy Prep SchoDl. He is crazy about soccer (the state of mind required to play soccer). Heading the ball, however, arranged his brains in deplorable order. He lost his heart to the power driven yellow kites across the river and looks forward to entering Navy Air. His ambition is to fly faster than the speed of sound so he can ' t hear people talk who say nothing. track 4,3. basketball — 4,3,2,1. varsity: soccer 3,2,1. FIELDBALL 2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. FAIRPORT, NEW YORK Whip. Fairport ' s gift to Navy Tech, started flying at the tender age of fourteen and has had it on the brain ever since. Always going, never stop- ping, bubbling over all the time — that ' s Whip. Earl kept busy with lacrosse, choir, glee club, and ring committee. He would hit the academics like a gremlin. His wives claimed that the " Whipple factor " was a great aid to their academic average. A great ear for music and a keen eye for anything that flies. " Mr. Whipple, sir, about this new jet. " A real ladies ' man, he could be caught dragging most any weekend. And, please dear Lord, give this man an airplane. Here ' s to Whip and a great future in aviation. LACROSSE 2,1. FOOTBALL — 4. FIELDBALL — 2,1. CLASS CREST fit RING COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1 . CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. GLEE CLUB— 4,3,2,1. fact 4Uck 7( 6,ite SAN ANGELO, TEXAS Jack arrived at Navy Tech cognizant of the mode of life here, having first survived the rigors of NAPS. Managing skillfully to attend a few classes between classical records he earned quite a reputation as a Russian student. His record in the other academic departments was no less sparkling. When wondering about MacDonough Hall one could hear him straining and see him leaping in odd configurations clothed in that strange white garb peculiar to Navy ' s varsity fencing team. Jack ' s ability to make light of troubles, to help classmates who might be struggling under the academic thumb, coupled with a strict personal code of honor and sincere desire to serve his country should leave little doubt that he will be a standout in the service. FENCING varsity: -4,3. FENCING i8i $ Vwzld Tttc ' Kaet 7Vtii id BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA Don came to the Academy from a sunny little town on San Francisco Bay, California. After graduating from Serra High School he enrolled at San Mateo Junior College where he spent a year preparing for his entrance to the Academy. He had an affinity for the sea and spent much of his time sailing his sloop or cruising for yachtsmen in the Bay Area. Plebe year he went out for the dinghy sailing team and has spent time playing ball sports such as handball and squash. With an ardent interest in anything con- nected with the water he had felt at home on the Severn and will feel at home on the seven seas after graduation. HANDBALL— 3,2,1. SQUASH— 4,3,2,1 . FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. varsity: sailing — 4. 7£ 6vit Vtexel TVUiok NEW YORK, NEW YORK Out of the lathe shops of Brooklyn Tech came Bob Wilson to the Nineteenth Company. There were five Teachers at one time in the company, but the amazing thing was that Bob was the only one who was ever quiet. His quietness had the first class fooled because Bob soon acquired the reputation as the most squared away plebe in the company. Bob was a volunteer for the cross country team plebe year and spent his efforts youngster year in 150 pound football for the company. Second class year he graduated to help manage the battalion football team. He had an affinity for tea fights at St. Mary ' s, which was understandable; swimming, which no one ever understood; submarines, his first love; and the mid-west, which he acquired. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. V m (Snevtfle TVood, fa. QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS If one were to look up in a North Quincy, Massachusetts, high school year- book under the name of Leon G. Wood, Jr. he would find that in his high school days Woody was dubbed " The Ladies ' Man " . His actions in such lines at the Academy have been rather extinguished as he had his class crest for but one day. Woody was also very active in prep and high school athletics, of which football and track were his favorites. Here at Navy he was very active in extracurricular activities, serving on the Class Crest and Ring Committee and singing in the Antiphonal Choir. His plans for the futu re centered on marriage and the U. S. Navy. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. CLASS CREST , RING COMMITTEE —4,3,2,1 . CHOIR — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: TRACK — 4. $ 18: fce tnet ' Dei tex Tfltty t HOUSTON, TEXAS Kenneth Wright was horn in Louisville, Kentucky, and came to the Naval Academy via the Marine Reserves from his home in Houston, Texas. He led a rather quiet life, with entrance into the Brigade one of the biggest events of his life. The academic side of the picture was never any trouble and he starred easily. He enjoyed life at Bancroft Hall but not nearly as much as the all-too-infrequent leaves. Ken thought that compulsory athletics were enjoyable, but they interfered too much with his favorite pastimes of reading and playing bridge. After completing his four years of preparation, Ken now stands ready to enter his chosen career of service to his country. CROSS COUNTRY 4. FOOTBALL .5,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 4,2. JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY Six foot four, a warm congenial smile, a winning personality, a superb sense of humor, and true modesty, roll them all into one and you have Pete Yadlowsky from Jersey City, New Jersey. Pete came to USNA from the Marine Corps, a service of which he is proud. Some of us call him Pierre, and truly so, because of his certain indefinable charm with the ladies who were fascinated by the tall gentleman. Academic difficulties diminished as Pete progressed. Soccer and fieldball provided an excellent outlet for Pete ' s fine athletic abilities. Pete worked hard for his sheepskin and deserves all the rewards that go with it. Whatever service he may choose, we are all sure he will serve with constant vigilance and devotion. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. SOCCER — 4,3,2,1. im $ HADDONFIELD, NEW JERSEY George may be rightfully called a native son of Maryland although he changed his offical address to New Jersey before leaving the Academy. He attended high school in Baltimore, which was followed by two years of college among our rivals, the University of Maryland. His coming to the Academy fulfilled an ambition that had been his since grammer school days. George was active in battalion wrestling and football and was a member of the varsity wrestling squad. A knee injury was often a handicap to the success due him. Zeb ' s unusual laugh and good sense of humor was a definite asset to his wives and many friends. After graduation his first choice was the Navy Line provided that he won his battle with the eye chart. lacrosse — 4,3,2,1. football — 4,2,1. varsity: wrestling — 4,3,1. BOWLING — 2,1. WRESTLING — 4,3,1. SAGINAW, MICHIGAN Zim ' s wives ' biggest complaint could have been attributed to the environ- ment in which he was raised — yes, he ' s a fresh air fiend. He claims the northern country of Saginaw, Michigan, and attended St. Mary High School there. He went on to Northwestern Prep School for a year and was ad- mitted to the Academy late during plebe summer. Plebe year found him quite frequently spending Saturday and Wednesday afternoons running extra duty for the Executive Department. Plebe, youngster, and second class years passed and still one could have found Zim pulling his hair out over the academics, trying to comprehend just what point the profs were attempting to put over. He also found time for some battalion sailing, company basketball, and the Marching Band. SAILING — 4,3,1. PING PONG — 4. RECEPTION COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. MARCHING BAND 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. BASKETBALL- FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. -4,2,1. £ 484 SIXTH BATTALION CDR. F. F. Penney, USN. Left to right: J. L. Vaughn, G. F. Heinrich, R. L. Merritt, J. J. Hill, K. A. McKnight. WINTER SET FALL SET 185 $ Left to right: G. Cane. G. B. P R. B. Conklin. ;s, N. R. Thunman, C. H. Taylor, FALL SET Left to right: D. S. Campbell, E. M. Burtis, M. R. By- ington, W. R. Creager, G. R. McKee. Left to right: C. F. DeMos, R. H. Childress, R. R. Thom ley, J. J. Olsen, J. T. Jennings. 2-C TWENTY-FIRST COMPANY I H. W. Alexander. II L. C. Baldauf, Jr., W. R. Ball, C. R. Benton, S. L. Booth, R. E. Boughner, R. L. Boyd, D t R. Briggs, R. L. Coffey, J. C. DeLash- mitt, Jr., P. M. Dyer. III R. B. Freeman, Jr., J. V. Harter, D. C. Heckman, A. B. Jacobs, R. M. Kittler, R. E. McCowan, G. J. McMurtry, Carl A. Nelson, J. T. Pierce, J. W. Puckett. IV T. Shine, Jr., T. E. Sizemore, W. B. Stafford, A. B. Storey, II, C. J. Stuart, Jr., R. B. Stuart, W. A. Walden, E. R. Walker, R. K. Wier, G. B. Wilson. : ' ;c. 3-C Front row. left to right: POWELL, RlGLER, ANDERSON, RANSOM, MEDWEDEFF, McCRAVY, HUGDAHL J. FRANKLIN, BuRDSALL, DAVIS, Mayfield, Peterson, Smith £ Wolverton, O ' Connell, Donovan, Solomons, Kinert, LaBarge, Groeppler I D. B. Murray, Zimmerman, McCullers, Grill. McInerney, F. S. Murray J. O ' Dwyer, Milne, Laub, Gaines, Landis. Front row.-, left to right: Pruett, Burns, Waring, Gober, Jenkins, Crouch, Sassone, Rosselott £ Newman, Hetrick, Baker, Vazquez, Swartz, Peterson, Tate j. Basse, Miniter, Petro, Michols, Stuart, Jones, Woods, Shea s. Missailidis, Huggins, Aronson, Donalson, Johnson, Dolan, Neary J. Hastie, Fox, Palanek, Smalley, Whipple, Collier, Doragh, Solomon a. Rositzke, Bator, Malley, Jensen, Coulbourn, Bank, McGrail, Warner. 4-C 1ST FALL SET WINTER SET " »T1 " " i T Left to right: W. J. QuiNN, P. F. Happersett, H. D. Tren- ham, I. K. Heyward, R. G. Tolg. Left to right: T. W. Hogan, A. K. Glover, J. B. Williams, R. A. Turner, P. F. Young. TWENTY-SECOND COMPANY 2-C I W. A. Anders, R. E. Arterburn, V. A. Brown. II J. R. Camp, P. F. Carter, Jr., E. W. Cashman, Jr., J. J. Chmelik, D. W. Cockfield, W. J. Conmy, J. M. Conway, D. F. Crosler, L. F. Davies, C. A. Edwards, Jr. III W. R. Forbes, J. A. Gattuso, P. F. Gehring, Jr., Q. L. Glass, W. T. Greenhalgh, Jr., B. M. Grimes, L. H. Grimes, Jr., L. V. Hansen, Jr., W. T. Harbour, W. S. Hiatt, Jr. IV S. Jacobson, J. D. Kowalsky, E. L. Micjan, A. K. Millay, E. H. Pace, H. E. Spence, J. R. Stevens, C. R. Stewart, D. L. Trapp, F. S. Underwood. 3-C Front row, left to light: De Nunzio, Stansfield, ' Wright, Gardella, R. H. Brown, Bossert, Smith i Granger, Smallman, Burt, DeNezza, Olson, Brokaw i. Rundle Oliverio, Catola, Nelson, Haddad, Hearn, Noonan S Betts, Maston, Lovely, Wood, Booth, Williams i Leslie, S. R. Brown, Bruner, Robbins, Hill, Sandusky. Front row. left to right: Vieira, Merle, Sheppard , Anderson, Masten, Keefe, Zeberlein, Goldstone i McKenna, Somerset, Brazzon, McGuigan, Magner, Siegenthaler, Rotondi l Schulte, O ' Connell, Chester, Clark, H. R. Brown, Severance 1 Chwatek, Lynch, Haven, Chelius, Kay, Parnell, Moore i Meyer, Keating, Stuart, A. B. Brown, Kelley, Horsefield i. Roysdon, Livingston, Whetsell, Robillard, Wright, Barnum, Shay. E % ■%■■%■ «w.- •▼• - 4-C 189 $ V FAU SET WINTER SET ■■ mi-p- tf i Left to right: O. A. Herzer, C. H. Ulrich, J. S. Willis, W. E. McKinstry, R. B. Spencer. Left to right: W. C. Gideon, J. S. Brennan, R. M. Zook, L. E. Diley, F. A. Mathews. TWENTY-THIRD COMPANY 2-C I D. M. Alderson, Jr. II L. R. Bechelmayr, J. L. DeGroff, G. B. DeLano, L. G. Duffy, D. A. Gurgin, R. H. Edwards, D. G. Hamilton, R. M. Hinton, E. Hughes, R. F. Johnson, Jr. III H. E. Lovely, J. Malec, Jr., D. R. McCrimmon, C. S. McGuire, R. A. Moran, E. G. Otrupchak, R. A. Peterson, R. K. Pollak, T. B. Potter, W. W. Saunders. IV S. S. Skorupski, Jr., E. G. Smith, P. R. Steffenhagen, J. D. Stephens, D. L. Sturtz, C. A. Tarver, C. H. Taylor, Jr., J. R. Thune, L. E. Ware, R. A. Ways. ' OH 3-C Tm • nt row, left to right: Stirling, Gambarani, Ishol, Higgins, Bull, Hobbs, Isaac I Parent, Fleming, Grant, Thurber, Grimes I Elpers, Benson, Warner, Schade, Shafer, Lampsa, Howell t Ingram, Kelly, Brunner, McAuliffe, Adams, Culberson, Shanley s, Schildhaur, Wrobel, Hagner, Leahy, Evans, O ' Connell. Reith. Front row, left to right: Pelligrini, Jensen, Llewellyn, Clark, Billings, Birch, Hicks, Inglisa 1 Whalen, Loock, Glenek, Cassiola, Lisa, Marcotte, Pelphrey £ Campbell, Kachigian, Davis, Crandall, Aldenderfer, Gladden, Hall, Wattay i Fannin, Hamel, Satavia, Swanson, Brooks, Larsen, Knutson 4 Samborsky, Fox, Cochrane, Norman, Swart, Knauf, Round, Ballou 4 Van Gronigen, Wiesenauer, McHugh, Albertson, Peterson, Chenault, Brookes, Andres. ■ — « - t 7 TTi iW 7 ? ». »vi F " l i • ♦-C « d d i9i .i FALL SET WINTER SET J Left to right: H. P. Dunn, M. J. Maltagliati, R. E. Lue- ker, E. E. Hankins, R. G. Conaughton. Left to right: R. M. Sesler, J. P. Fahey, J. D. Dancer, E. H. Mortimer, R. F. Burns. TWENTY-FOURTH COMPANY 2-C I W. J. Barlow, J. Michael Barrett. II A. G. Bedford, G. S. Benner, A. J. Chiota, J. S. Coe, J. R. Curnutt, G. W. Davis, Jr., D. E. Dembowski, R. S. Dickens, Jr., R. H. Dimse, A. J. Dopazo. III D. E. Eckels, J. W. Ellstrom, H. D. Foley, D. J. Garda, J. J. Hootman, R. P. Irons, Jr., L. A. Johnson, K. I. Jurgensen, D. V. Keener, G. E. Lawniczak. IV H. C. North, Jr., N. K. Palladino, S. W. Reszetar, K. W. Rowe, T. D. Schultz, W. H. Spangler, Jr., R. C. Strange, D. B. Stuart, A. G. Williams, T. S. Wodzinski. 3-C ! Front row, left to right: Whitaker, Beving, Schwartz, Brown, Owings, Bouman, Rook, Wilson i, White, Lenhart, Auer, Smith, Bigler, Hoffman, Pilcher i. Miller, Stebbins, Scott, Sternberg, LaMotte, Sanchez-Carrion £ Garges, Kelso, Eri, Pitzer, Evlar, Bruyere, Debus i Nichols, Graf, Schilling, Boyd, Shapiro, Sacarob, Bauduit. Front row, left to right: Crowell, Biggers, Atwell, Buckner, Lange, Gentz, Helmke, Johnson £ Andreotta, Hollabaugh, Russell, Vermurlen, Wilson, Mabry, Belisle s, Heyde, Northrup, Henry, Kenny, Miller, Goddard, Dehimer, Batten £ Delo, Lewis, Caciola, Geraghty, Lowe, Beans, O ' Gorman £ Jessup, Myers, Howland, Grange, Greenhoe, Hewitt i. Bry- son, Baker, Sims, Sheehan, Stewart, Gilstrap. 4-C I ' ): ' . $. avttGvt @ ztcUia rftvatacta OROCOVIS, PUERTO RICO Moncho, pronounced Mucho by all those not in the know, spent a year at the University of Puerto Rico and then decided that " join the Navy and see the world " should be his personal slogan. After spending two years as an enlisted man, Ramon came to the Naval Academy via NAPS. Although not a confirmed red mike, Moncho has proved a contradiction of the Latin lover theory and spends most of his dragging time either writing to his Puerto Rican O.A.O. or telling his wife about the wonders of the " Cross- roads of The Americas. " Never bothered much by academics, he took the four year slide rule exercise in stride. His company volleyball team and the sub squad will miss him as he leaves Mother Bancroft to earn his Navy Wings of gold. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1 . UNION, NEW JERSEY J. C. came from the marshes of North Jersey determined to make his fame and fortune at Annapolis. Fame soon claimed her protege and named him editor of the Splinter, a duty which included everything from arguing policy with the Executive Department to sweeping up the office on Sunday evenings. His six feet three inches were a common sight on Kelly Court whenever a basketball game was in progress, and many a tennis ball was lost in Dewey Basin as a result of his quick-fire returns. His aspirations encompass many fields including electrical engineering, law, Plato and Pogo Poss ' m. Some day John and his O.A.O. will settle down to raise a few possums of their own. BASKETBALL PHOTO CLUB- -4,3. -4,3. SPLINTER STAFF— 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2. BOWERS GROVE, ILLINOIS A Chicago product, Ray cut his first swathe at the Academy by forcing his weight down from 200 lbs. to a solid 160. So radical was this change that the after effects were ever after seen in his uniforms. Never one to be the leased fazed by academic obstacles, Ray remained unruffled in the face of borderline grades and promptly shaved the margin even closer in exams. While at the Academy Ray ran the gauntlet of many sports, finally ending up lifting weights. A popula r lad, Ray was voted the one most likely to succeed — at card playing, and nary a man will fail to reach his belief that Ray will go far. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 4. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. £ m COMMERCE, OKLAHOMA Whether you tike a real hoe-down or the lilting strains of a Hawaiian melody, Benny is the boy to please you. His radio program on WRNV was always the favorite of the hillbilly clan at Navy. His favorite pastime is playing the electric Hawaiian guitar. Benny attended Oklahoma A M before coming to Crabtown. A man of many talents, he has played semi-pro base- ball in Kansas, and was one of the mainstays in the Navy baseball squad, filling in as a catcher. One of the Benny ' s closest friends, Mickey Mantle, has done well in the baseball world also. Wherever the service calls Leroy there ' s one thing for sure — the routine won ' t be dull. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. NA-lfl 4. varsity: baseball 4,3,2. ic axd IViUicim tae OGDEN. UTAH With one year introduction to the civilian ' s idea of Navy life as a University of Illinois NROTC, Dick arrived at Bancroft Hall for his plebe summer and was immediately appointed as section leader. From then on Dick acquired such ability in filling out Forms " W " that the Executive Department always favored him with such duties whenever he returned from leave. This plus the many other delightful experiences endured at USNA, showed us his willingness to accept responsibilities and his sincere friendship. An en- thusiast for intramural sports he discovered during his second class year that his true ambition was batt crew. With Dick Navy gains to its credit one more member of the Blaes family. WATER POLO— 2. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLECHASE 4. SOFTBALL — 4,3. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. CREW — 2. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS After floundering about the cruel civilian world, Bill traded in his argyle socks and plaid shirts for the old blue serge. He ' ll always be remembered for his " yacht " during June Week of youngster year. Most of his spare time was spent spinning platters at WRNV or playing nursemaid to the dinghies. Somehow he managed to keep his O.A.O. up to date on most of his activities. After nearly all the games he managed to find a quiet party. After his first encounter with civilian life, Bill decided to play it safe and stay in for thirty years; however, he doesn ' t plan to have the Navy serve as his only commander. Those wedding bells will ring right after graduation. LACROSSE 4. SAILING - VARSITY: SAILING 3,2,1. SOUND UNIT WRNV 4,3,2,1. 195 $. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Don arrived at Navy after spending one year at LaSalle College. Rowing in high school and college primed him for his years behind an oar at USNA. When not studying or at the boathouse, he could usually be found clubbing, e.g., Aeronautical Engineering Club, both French and Russian Clubs, Foreign Relations Club, etc. Plebes will remember his insistence upon snowy whiteness, from hats to fingernails. His graduation plans include burning his math book and sliderule, and entering the branch of service where his extensive section-leading abilities will be the most useful. Don ' s command of the King ' s English, coupled with his excellent humor and quick wit, will surely head him toward the top in any field that he may choose. CREW — 4,3,2,1. PISTOL — 4. VARSITY N CLUB — 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2,1. flo ut Scott %e twa«t SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH " Why did you come to the Academy? " was a touchy question to ask plebe Brennan; the truthful answer was that to receive a diploma from Navy had been his life-long ambition. Although this ambition was slightly dampened by plebe steam, John ' s perseverance alone put him on the better side of a 2.5. A high school football champ in 1949, John ' s studies took precedence at Navy; his skiing talents lay buried beneath that usual Maryland sleet. But with a phenomenal leap from sub squader to batt swimmer within two years, John proved some of his athletic ability. Sincere, and cheerful, John with his high moral standards and desire to succeed will undoubtedly prove beneficial to the Naval Service. TENNIS 4,3,2,1. SWIMMING — 3,2. STEEPLECHASE — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 1. SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN After a year at Michigan Tech, Brownie gave up the gay college life to join us here at Canoe U. Since he always had the academics under control, he was able to spend a great deal of time on the golf course striving for those pars. Although a natural on the track as a dash man, too much golf kept him on the intramural teams instead of on the varsity. Known as the quiet type until two drinks would turn him into a terror, Brownie never had any trouble making many friends, all of whom will be wishing him success with the service, the card table, and the slot machines. TRACK— 4,3,2,1. BOWLING— 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. GOLF — 2,1. $ 496 TRo ert e tty ' Sxacvn YORK, PENNSYLVANIA Bob came to us from Perm State with his repertoire of college that made our hair stand on end. Of course, none of us were jealous not much! While here at Navy Tech, Bob fell in love with the radiator. This was Bob ' s only true love. For any and every afternoon one could find him huddling, up to same. Among other things Bob was well known for his hair-do; Madame Pompadour had nothing on him. Though it took him hours to perfect it, it always turned out tremendous. Good times come and go but Bob always ends up with more than his share. CROSS COUNTRY 3,2. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Gene, coming to the Academy from that far away city, Seattle, started out with the crew team plebe year ; perhaps he was influenced by the importance the sport enjoys in his home state. It wasn ' t too long, however, before he found out there was an easier way to propel a boat across the water. This was when he turned in his oar for the helm of a dinghy, and he ' s done quite well at this post since making the switch. Gene is one of those fortunate few who never had to worry about academics. Although he could not be called a slash, he built up his share of points in all subjects without undue exertion. TRACK 3. SAILING 4. STEEPLE CHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. VARSITY: CREW — 4. SAILING— 3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3. i T DETROIT, MICHIGAN After witnessing the advances of capitalism and industry in Detroit, Dick decided to head East. Somewhere in his carpet bag he had a college cer- tificate to qualify him for USNA. As he approached the Severn he removed the certificate, dropped the bag in the river, and presented himself to the First Lieutenant. Dick did well in academics and was active in plebe and company sports. During plebe year he wrestled and became indoctrinated in The Laws of the Navy. After being a leading point-getter in the company cross country team, he switched his efforts to battalion boxing. Five years in Jesuit high schools developed in Dick an appreciation of philoso- phy. He carries on a good conversation awake or asleep. TRACK 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLECHASE FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. MODEL CLUB 1. VARSITY: WRESTLING 4. -3. BOXING 2,1. 197 .{. LA JUNTA, COLORADO Some people called him Mack, and others called him Burt, but whatever the handle was, they were referring to a hard-working, hard-playing, good natured fellow from the plains of Colorado. Constantly trying to make life a little happier for the mid, Mack could have been seen constantly slaving away on the LOG or busy making out program schedules for WRNV. Though carrying this heavy load, Mack ' s favorite joys were his rack and his home town paper, which he ardently read from cover to cover every day. Though not one of the boys who made the headlines of the Washington Post, Mack Burtis was of genuine service to the Brigade in his own quiet, unpretentious way. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4. LOG STAFF — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF- 2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4,3,2,1. Tftetvitte 1R.Jiate t yiaytott. fa. BYINGTON, TENNESSEE By, a real Southern gentleman in every sense of the word, came to us from the hills of Tennessee. When asked, he claimed that his greatest achieve- ment was having his hometown named after him. After he closed down his still and hung up his squirrel rifle, By spent a year at Marion Institute where he earned four letters in various sports. Never one to be caught with the books closed, By ranked at the top in academics. In his spare time, he could usually be found fighting for old 21 in Softball and basketball. His pleasant personality and ever present willingness to help others were attri- butes which made By an inspiration to all his classmates. With these qualities we ' re assured he ' ll be a welcomed addition to the service. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL --4,3. SOFTBALL — 2,1. FIELDBALL — 3. 1R Kten,ic ixc t6 it { @ z,tttesi M DANIELSON, CONNECTICUT A carefree, easy-going Yankee from Connecticut, Rod could always be found wearing a set of dolphins which he greatly valued. From the Silent Service, he came to Canoe U via NAPS. This chap lost no time in securing a yawl command and spent quite a bit of his spare time sailing. When he was not moulding a group of batt boys into a crack yawl crew, this sandy haired lad found time to tinker with his two pets — his homemade radio or his camera. He achieved excellent results with both. Though not a star man, Rod was never known to have any trouble with academics. Of course, Rod plans to return to his one really great love submarines. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3,2. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB— 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4,3. BOWLING — 3. .£ i«w •.. " IMP VoitaicC Sate (?am z6elt $%. BOISE, IDAHO Southern Idaho ' s golden gift to Navy Tech and the class of ' 54 hails from Boise, the land of potatoes thus the nickname. Spud. Before entering the Academy. Don attended Boise Junior College, with his attentions centered on baseball and, of course, the fairer sex. Although forced by academics to become a winter time member of the radiator squad, Don always took things in his natural stride, never without a smile on his face. His initative, sense of humor, and ability to get along with people will always stand him in good stead. Even the realization of his favorite nightmare Instructor Duty-Math Dept-USNA would probably bring his standard remark, " This ain ' t no bad deal. " FOOTBALL 4,3,2. SOFTBALL 3,2. VARSITY: BASEBALL — 4. T fa t due NEW YORK, NEW YORK From New York City, through the Fleet and Naps, Guy arrived at USNA. His time between high school and the Academy being taken up with flying, a touch of commercial photography, and women, Guy had more than the usual amount of savoir-faire when he came to Crabtown. Always a P.T. cut, Guy bent his back with the Navy crew for two full seasons. Being the tough and ready type, he next turned his efforts to battalion football. But all was not brawn with Louie, who also happened to be a star man. By no means the least of his many feats, wearing the stars was Guy ' s reward for much conscientious study and hard work. Anticipating a flying career, Guy ' s sure to succeed with his calm outlook and friendly nature. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3. EGG HARBOR CITY, NEW JERSEY The Little Gangster blasted his way to Navy Tech from Farragut. Egg Harbor, and New Jersey in general. His record is clean and the slate is bare, but what went on in the sixth wing alleys no one will ever know. Quick and always sharp, Frank spent many hours in the wrestling loft, but the best matches usually took place during study hour. The Executive Department never did catch up with Banger. That perpetual smile and twinkling eye kept them all guessing. Frank ' s friends testify to his good nature. Always reforming and turning over a new leaf, he keot us all in chuckles. Undecided which branch of the service to honor, Frank will bring laughter and joy wherever he goes. WRESTLING- 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: WRESTLING 4,3. -4. STEEPLE CHASE - 2. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. »9 $ I ic axd ?f viveef @JUlc0ie44. OLNEY, ILLINOIS After completing one year of petroleum engineering at Tulsa University, Rick broke into the midshipmen ranks. Plebe year saw him memorize, among the usual Reef Points and Fahey ' s, the Almanac of 1950-51. He is now an authority on who did what and when. On youngster cruise he proved his versatility by being one of the few three ship mids of that cruise. In sports Rick showed his dependability for points in battalion tennis and company fieldball. No need to ask Rick where he is from; he will tell you, " Olney, home of the white squirrels, center of population. " With his vast knowledge of aviation, his endurance and steady character, Rick will go far in aviation and the service. TENNIS 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE- FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3,2,1. -4. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 3,2,1. aMtvid Ivan (£ate. $1. RICHFORD, NEW YORK Jim entered the Academy after first serving a hitch in the Regular Navy. Two years of Fleet life convinced him that he wouldn ' t mind a naval career in the least, and upon graduation his intention is to enter Naval Air. Jim had many outstanding traits: his interest in the Navy, his desire to succeed, and his faithfulness to his O.A.O., Lee. When Jim wasn ' t sleeping, he was either dragging or contributing to company sports. He was one of the few who could drag a whole weekend on thirty-five cents. With a minimum of study time he did quite well, but the only stars he knew were strictly heav- enly bodies. The Navy is fortunate to obtain men like Jim, his success is inevitable. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. FOOTBALL — 3,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BOXING — 2. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. AUBURN, NEW YORK Dropping his tennis racket and Phi Delt beer mug, Larry left the New Mexico II campus to join the wine, women, and song life of the Naval Academy. Being endowed with both brains and brawn, he put his brawn to work with the Navy crew. With Larry rowing the number two spot, the plebes went on to become the Eastern Intercollegiate freshman champ- ions. He continued his rowing, swinging his sweep with the world champions for the first two races of the ' 52 season. Somehow he always got out of P-rades and 2nd section watches, but was never one to slack. He had that boundless, everlasting energy that will make him tops in everything he does. LACROSSE — 4. HANDBALL 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3. TENNIS — 2,1. $ 50(1 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Although Gail is a Hoosier by birth his family moved to Miami, Florida while he was still quite young, and he spent no small amount of time arguing with his classmates from California about the merits of their respective states. When Gail left Indiana he took with him a Hoosier ' s fascination for the game of basketball and almost any afternoon you could have found him either on Kelly court or in MacDonough Hall with a basketball in hand. He had a habit of rushing out of the messhall after every meal and back to his hole after classes, and he was run more for that than for any other thing that he did; but we know that if he carries that energy into his later duties he will make a competent officer. CROSS COUNTRY 4. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1. FOOTBALL 3,2.1. CHOIR 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. COLD SPRING HARBOR, NEW YORK Bob arrived at Navy soon after graduating from Simpson High School of Huntington, New York. Although hampered by a long tour at the U. S. Naval Hospital during his plebe year, Bob managed with little difficulty to adjust himself to the military life at Severn Seminary. Always a better than average student, he was noted for his interest in extracurricular activ- ities: namely tennis and liberty. His biggest complaint stems from the fact that the Executive Department frowned upon hunting crows in smoke park: his biggest thrill came when he won a varsity position on the watch squad. Although he had a difficult time choosing which branch of the Navy he would enter, his good nature and adaptability will open the door to success in any chosen field. SAILING 4. TENNIS — 3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 4. SQUASH — 3,2. PHOTO CLUB — 3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. CHESS CLUB— 4,3,2. VARSITY: RIFLE — 3. iVilCieteu s4xt6.wi (Zxeayen,. fli. COLUMBUS, OHIO Ohio can be proud of this native son. With a real interest in his fellow man and their problems. Bill has demonstrated a considerate and under- standing attitude. As the poor man ' s Arthur Godfrey, he provided his friends with hours of entertainment on that crazy uke of his. Never the red mike, Bill would no more allow one of the fairer sex to pass unnoticed than he would turn down a stag party. If there were question as to which woman he was referring to, there would ensue a detailed description, of which Hedda Hopper could be proud. There are many who think Navy lost a good prospect when he did not pursue his favorite pastime of swim- ming. Through his dauntless spirit and unique sense of humor, Bill has won many lasting friends. SWIMMING 4,3. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4. LACROSSE — 2,1. : (ii $ mm Ti ilUant 1 eutfy t @i x ti i LARCHMONT, NEW YORK Crow came to the Trade School from the traditional home of the gridiron sport, namely Notre Dame. Studies bothered him less than the problem of how to block that tackle out of the play. Besides playing plebe and JV football, he led the company during several basketball seasons. A born party-boy and charter member of the " unholy trio " , Vaughn became a connoisseur of beautiful women and good whiskey. His only regret was that due to athletics he didn ' t have a true plebe year. He studied braille dili- gently at Navy Tech and has hopes of introducing it into the curriculum at the Academy for potential Supply Corps candidates. His easy smile and friendliness will make him a success in his chosen field of endeavor. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. flewuf ea«t ' Deutcvi CANEY, KANSAS After spending a year at Kansas State Jerry decided to come to Annapolis. This decision was undoubtedly a break for the Navy. Dance divided most of his free time between playing football and trying to convince everyone that he wasn ' t the youngest man in his class. Sports always interested Jerry; he could watch them for hours. Being a firm believer in the cornfed gals from the Sunflower State, he seldom did much dragging, so spent his weekends throwing popcorn at the ushers in the local cinema. He was always a great one for that out-of-town liberty. Youngster cruise will always be one of his fonder memories, especially Paris. Jerry will never be forgotten by his classmates as one likely to succeed. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2. VARSITY N CLUB — 3. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 3. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL 3,2,1. ( tcfdc ' Dcxtytt ' Decut LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Having completed two years of engineering in Arkansas and sounded a few toots with the 106th Army Band, Dick decided on Navy blue and gold and left the hills to join the Brigade. It took Dick only a short while to es- tablish a good reputation, for with the well-known role of " Mr. Speaker " it quickly became evident that anything he attempted was going to be done right. Try as they would, his classmates could sense nothing wrong with him. A whiz at extracurricular activities, he was no slouch at athletics. Next to his O.A.O. everything from solving someone else ' s problems to the responsibilities of class president came first, yet he always managed to wear stars. His dynamic personality and meticulous pride in all his endeavors will assure him of success. crosscountry — 4,3. steeple chase — 4,3,2,1. basketball —4,2,1. volleyball — 3,2,1. class hop committee — 3,2,1. brigade hop committee -3,2,1. choir 4,3,2,1. boat club — 4,3. foreign languages club — 4,3,2,1 . engineering club 4,3,2,1. model club — 4,3,2,1. class president — 2. class vice president — 3. naca officer 3,2,1. marching band — 4. varsity: sailing — 4. $ 502 (? ciite4 ' pxcdercc ' Dental. ELGIN, ILLINOIS The red headed Greek came to Navy Tech from the lake district of north eastern Illinois. Besides excelling in academics, Red found time to be a very capable sailor on the Freedom, an asset to his company squash team, and a pillar to the engineering club. Though famed for his love of perfumed correspondence, he could never take take time off to drag here at Navy; however, leaves were different. A connoisseur of fine foods, woe to the plebe that allowed any empty food trays to remain on the table. A fly-boy by nature. Red, with his great ability coupled with his strong personality and sharp appearance, will make a valuable addition to the wild blue yonder. SAILING 3. PING PONG 3,2,1. SQUASH 2,1. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB 4,3,2,1. MODEL CLUB 2,1. NEWARK, DELAWARE From Newark via a one year stop at Bullis Prep in D.C. Rick came to Crab- town for four of his best years. His love for water put him on the plebe swimming team the first year. Then it was brigade boxing until one day he chanced upon that twenty foot rope in the gym. The talent the Russians must have to speak such a tongue was denied him. To Rick, the expression O.A.O. always meant two at least. Academics came easily for him. Re- membering which girl was which was his problem. His easy going manner, friendliness, and ready smile won him a host of friends here and will stand him in good stead around the wardroom table. WATER POLO 3. TENNIS ■- 3. SWIMMING- 4,3. GYMNASTICS — 2. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4. VARSITY: SWIMMING— 4. GYMNASTICS — 4,3. MECHANICSBURG, OHIO Lew came to the Academy from Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and the townfolk could not understand why he preferred to be a sailor at Ohio State University instead of a grease monkey. From the start he was a hard worker and although his wives accused him of knowing the regulations verbatim he was not completely immune to the Executive Department ' s E.D. Squad. Al- though Lew never did make much noise, he was not a champion of the famed radiator squad. During the fall he could be found plugging up a hole for the batt football team, and in the four long years he put in many hours with the Public Relations Committee. Lew is sure to put his talent for hard work to good use. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. SAILING 2. WATER POLO 4,3,1 . FIELDBALL 4,2,1. SOCCER 4. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 1. 503 .-J. mw 7i u t6y p i iefi6. DauA t . fa. OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK From deckhand to debating sounds rather improbable, but there ' s always one guy who never gets the word. Tim got his first licks in as brightwork polisher on a Great Lakes fresh water freighter. Congress found New York State ' s potentialities and dug up the smiling Irishman. Once he got here Tim found that debate was just one step from deckhand. After trying to avoid work for a year on the Lakes sea lawyering came naturally. The best argument Tim ever put up was that one concerning Irish lullabys. If it was about Mother Machree, dew on the heather, or tenors, Timothy knew it. The service will welcome him but we ' ll have to watch for a few changes. Reveille will probably start someplace in a few years with a " Top o ' the mornin ' " . BOWLING — 2. CROSS COUNTRY- 4,3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES— 4,3,2,1. cdcan, rftt ctx ' Dccccif CHARLOTTE, VERMONT Old Satchmo left the hills of Vermont one bright June morning and putted down to Bancroft on the Severn in his finest Model T. After doing a hitch at the University of Vermont, Duke decided Navy life was the life for him- He wasn ' t too athletically inclined; he never even wore the fuzz off his number two sweat gear. He preferred to talk shop about his large and varied collection of Model T ' s or to tinker with some mechanical gadgets. Studies never bothered Duke. He was a steam cut from the word go but had his ups and downs in dago. For three years Dukes ' efforts helped turn out some good Reef Points. During recreational hours he could be found either sailing or turning out some beauties down at the model shop. LACROSSE — 4,3,2. SAILING — 2. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT — 3,1. REEF POINTS COMMITTEE- MODEL CLUB — 3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4. STEEPLE CHASE - -3,2. DES MOINES, IOWA Harry came to Navy from the campus of Iowa U. To find him, it was necessary to wade through a stack of recent books and study gouges piled ten high, be prepared to listen to the latest recordings, and tear him away from his slide rule; or you might find him in the Chapel rehearsing with the Catholic Choir, swimming at the pool, or playing tennis or basketball. His social interests include an intense liking for dancing and parties. He made a fool of himself over young beautiful girls from foreign lands. On the serious side, we find that he is one of those who tries to keep everyone ' s spirit up when the whole world seems against them. SAILING — 4,3. TENNIS — 3,2,1. SWIMMING — 4,3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. SPLINTER STAFF — 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3,2,1. $ 504 ?xectrtc {fatten ' payatt JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Freddy, came to Navy from Olean, New York, after a year at St. Bon- aventure College. He wished he ' d taken a slide rule course along with his pre-med course. Much to the demise of his hep roommates, he liked the type of music which they only liked to turn off. He constantly threatened to drop steam for some other elective, but for some reason never succeeded in doing this. Fred was known by his classmates as a man really sharp on current events. In other words he read something in the paper besides tht sports and comic pages. He was a member of the stamp club for four years and took pleasure in intramural sports. He is conscientious and a hard worker, known to his classmates as a very serious, likeable person. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STAMP CLUB 4,.i,_ ' ,l STEEPLE CHASE- 3,2. SOFTBALL 4,3,2,1. fotwt " Pete ? z ey HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA John entered the Academy at the age of seventeen without the aid or prep school or other devices designed to orient minds to the rigors of Navy Tech. The credit for this feat he gives to the scholastic and military training re- ceived during four years at Loyola High School where between studies and drill he found time to earn two varsity football letters. After entering the Academy, John traded in the pigskin for a crew sweep. He sailed on the Freedom as a pastime. The loves in his life were California ' s mountains and beaches. His ambition in life is to explore the wilds of South America with some of his fellow nature lovers. CREW 4,3. FIELDBALL — 2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3. CHOIR — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. V 7%eadoie 1 t zcUmi ' i ' pefacta PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Pittsburgh ' s noted speedster, who invariably ranks a second before the late bell, arrived at USNA looking forward to a bright future. Studies didn ' t come easily, one valuable leave and many liberty hours were spent with his faithful slide rule and books. Later Baltimore provided an attraction that drew him away from the grind. After learning that dragging helped multiply, he became a weekly " diners fall out " dashman. When ques- tioned as to his choice of the services, he merely waved his sick quarter ' s specials for nearsighted midshipmen and grinned. By being resourceful, saving from his monthly insult, and selling steerage chits, Ted financed an extensive trip across the United States and through Mexico. His tenacity in accomplishing any tasks should carry him to a successful future. FENCING 4,3,2. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. BOXING VARSITY: FENCING 3,2,1. BOAT CLUB 505 $. " Paul 1£tc a%d ? tect MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE Shaking his blond curls from the beautiful New England misses, Paul shook hands with his fraternity brothers and left the University of New Hampshire to see the world and to follow in the footsteps of his brother. In his new atmosphere at Navy, Paul quickly established himself in the hearts of all, with his bright smile and pleasing personality. He was always ready with his many stories of campus lore, gals, and good old New England gin. Nevertheless, he left behind him a creditable record in academics, being quite adept with the slipstick and having a glib tongue to snow the pro- fessors. Not lacking physical prowess, there were times when he spear- headed his teams to championships. Paul will be a credit to the service of his choice. FOOTBALL — 4. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA Walt almost didn ' t become one of us but finally made the grade. An ex- student at the University of Florida and a Navy Junior, home was where- ever he happened to be. He said plebe year was simple after it was over. Academics never gave him too much trouble but he did tangle with the Math Department through executive channels youngster year. He spent more time running his wife than he did plebes, which was annoying. Known as a woman hater for two years, he surprised everyone and became a red mike. Some day he hopes to wear Navy wings, flying being his second love. Walt was always ready with a helping hand and we think he will be a good man to have around when you need him. BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. MODEL CLUB — 3,2,1. 7iu H,a t aiatct ' puyate GLENDALE, ARIZONA After spending a year at Arizona State College, Hal made a momentous decision to come to the United States Naval Academy. A great deal of his spare time was devoted to church activities, but he always found time to help out the company volleyball team on its drive toward the top of the ladder. During plebe summer Hal did not know what to think when it rained for seven days in succession. He said, " Gee, it ' s not like this at home! " Hal was always looking for that box of chow from home. Those boxes arrived often, but usually in poor condition due to the long trip. Although he was teased that his chow came by Pony Express, his reposte was that the postal employees were too rough here in the East. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK 3. $ 506 £,nitque tivHcittcto farced QUITO, ECUADOR No this isn t the Garcia with whom the plebes are familiar. Hank came to the Academy from the heights of the Andes as a student at a similar mon- astery in Ecuador. The Ecuadorian Fire Ball was the pillai of strength of the company soccer team, an unbeaten team that placed first in Brigade competition. Among other activities, Don Juan Garcia with the flashing brown eyes and wavy hair survived many engagements Sans Buckshot and wife. Hank was a student of U.S. customs and sports. Upon graduation he will serve with our Naval Forces for one year and from there return to the Euadorian Navy and a promising career. We know that he will be a great success and a credit to his country. Good Luck, Hank! SOCCER — 3,2,1. SAILING 2,1. STAMP CLUB 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL - 3,2,1 . VARSITY: SOCCER — 4. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA The lure of the sea drew Ted away from Indiana, the garden spot of the world, for a career in the Navy. After a tough scrape with plebe steam, he moved his interests over to MacDonough Hall, where he put on the gloves and proceeded to win laurels in boxing. His good natured outlook, even on rainy day P-rades, and an easy going manner won him many friends through- out the Brigade. Always a good man at a party, he never failed to break the ice and to come through with lots of laughs. With the will to win and ever present high spirits, Ted will go far in the branch of the service that he chooses. FOOTBALL — 3,2. BOXING — 2. LAMBERT, MISSISSIPPI Bill, better known as Midget, invaded Annapolis from the deep South, and has not stopped talking about it. His favorite sports are football, squash, handball, and yawl sailing. One of his distinctions is that he is one of the highest ranking midshipmen in the Brigade, since he has an honorary commission in the Confederate Air Force. With flying on his mind he intends to begin his career in Navy air. Still another of his attributes is that he is never caught unprepared whether it be in academics or conver- sation. His ready wit keeps him one step ahead of everyone. That is, except the fairer sex which is his greatest weakness. Despite this weakness his ability to make friends and lead men should carry him to success in whatever field he pursues. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. SAILING 4,3 FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. BOAT CLUB 4.3,2. 507 $ : . xv : tt ett Kent $t ve , $1. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Kent left Davison College to enter the Naval Academy because he heard that there were yawls available for sailing. At least that is where he could always be found during his free time. Before coming here Kent spent most of his time catching flying squirrels, and running between Charlotte and Davison. Kent ' s greatest abilities were just barely beating the late bell at all formations, and jumping into the upper rack at taps, making a perfect landing once in awhile. While Kent attended the Naval Academy he was determined to learn every bit of knowledge possible pertaining to the sea. He was successful to that end, and with his fondness of the sea, his naval career will be a bright one. Good luck! LACROSSE — 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SAILING — 4,3,2,1. GYMNASTICS — 4. ' Pout J%,amfr4, M tyaitttatt WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT If one were to classify a midshipman ' s interests, the list would include studies, sports, and women. In Rust ' s case, however, reverse order was more appropriate. Nevertheless, he was a slouch at none with versatility as one of his greatest attributes. Coming to Canoe U from " tin school " , Rust felt right at home playing cops and robbers with the Executive Depart- ment. A sailor at heart, he took to the yawls quite naturally, being a week- end sailor whether dragging or not. Besides serving as company repre- sentative, he participated in company sports and Friday night happy hours. Plebe year had its tribulations for Rust, but youngster year brought the freedom on which he thrives, plus the opportunity to make new friends. sailing — 2,1. football — 4,3,2,1. softball — 4,3. log staff— 3,2,1. reception committee — 3,2,1. boat club — 4,3,2,1. foreign languages club 4,3. varsity: soccer — 4. FREEPORT, ILLINOIS Dale came to us after two years at Northern Illinois State Teachers College where he studied pre-engineering. He had a natural knack for the books and so he spent his spare moments in his castle, the rack. He did, however. take time out for batt football, company squash, and sub-squad. A con- firmed red-mike, he nearly always spent his weekends with his first love, the Natatorium, although he would manage to work in a movie too. His hate of reveille and his love of brushing off his blues and shining his shoes will never be forgotten. Dale ' s quiet, reserved manner and his always sharp appearance will be a welcome addition to the service. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2. SQUASH — 2. VOLLEYBALL — 4. HANDBALL — 1. £ 508 " Paul TKerxcft ( r xuer. $x. LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY Although born in Connecticut, Paul now claims Lexington, Kentucky, as his home town. He came to the Academy directly out of high school via a Naval Reserve appointment. His interests vary widely. Classical music, naval history, bridge, and baseball are among the many. Almost every Saturday afternoon he could be found out in town listening to classical records in one of the local music stores. Paul ' s chief aim while here at the Academy was to spend more time playing bridge and less studying. During the fall and spring he sailed on the dinghy team and during the winter he tried to finish the steeple chase course. Paul has a deep interest in the Navy and, oddly enough, wants to go into the Supply Corps upon gradu- ation. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2.1. BASKETBALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. MODEL CLUB — 1. VARSITY: SAILING — 3,2,1. CHOIR 2,1. titan l tc arct Uftian ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Al claims New Mexico as his home state, although he lived almost as long in Minnesota and Colorado. He spent some time at the University of New Mexico enjoying the free campus life, then suddenly went Navy all the way. While in New Mexico, most of his free time was spent jockeying light planes and motorcycles across the weird real estate in that area. Those activities were necessarily somewhat limited at Navy Tech; so some substitutes had to be found. Planes on a slightly smaller scale replaced light planes. Intramural running was Navy ' s closest approach to cross country hops, and running encounters with the Executive Department provided the missing element of chance. TRACK 4.3. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 3,2,1. JUICE GANG— 3,2,1. JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN After graduating from Jefferson High School and spending a year at Wis- consin State Teachers College, Gene came to USNA through a Congressional apointment. The muggy Maryland weather almost killed him. In his earlier days hunting and fishing kept him busy, but after his arrival at Navy Tech the academic departments demanded his time. He spent a few after- noons and evenings trying to figure out why the molecules changed position. But as one prof explained ( pointing to his sleeve ) here are three reasons why. When in season Gene was senior member of the compulsory swimming squad. After graduation he plans to head for Pensacola. His never say die attitude is bound to make him a success in the Navy. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. FOOTBALL 3. SOFTBALL 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE— 2. GOLF 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3.2,1. 509 .f. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA California sunshine, Hollywood and Vine, Balboa Bay, beautiful women, fame, and fortune — all were left behind by our boy when he trekked across the Rockies to USNA. He ' s famous for his slowly receding hairline which can be attributed to many long hours of mental gymnastics in the fields of journalism, theatrical arts, and women. His hidden ambitions are all reflected by his rapidly emerging bald spot, writing crazy jokes, getting a girl, becoming editor of Time, getting a girl, starring on Broadway, getting a girl, and starting a new party system. Excitement, adventure, daring, intrigue, and beautiful women all attracted him to the Navy line, taking with him his happy-go-lucky attitude and ever-ready smile. Lucky will be the girl who chases Bud until he catches her. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 4. SPLINTER STAFF — 3,2,1. MASQUERADERS — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 3. AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA Without the obvious benefits of the navigation he has since learned, Happy took the circuitous route to Navy, coming via the University of South Carolina. Between work for the Brigade, batt, and company sports, and an occasional bout with the books, Hap seldom found time for his favorite subject, the art of horizontal engineering. His active participation in sports aided him in establishing a record of never being late for a formation although the formation bell found him, more often than not, only half dressed and looking for a matching pair of socks. Industrious, hard working, and friendly. Hap could always be depended upon to have a good story to tell about his favorite character, his dad. LACROSSE 4,2. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE — 2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. " DativCM .ea at ccucicf, DALLAS, TEXAS Darwin hails from Texas and is an ex-soldier. For a gravel snatcher, he got his sea legs early. Every afternoon the only place where he could be found was out on the Freedom. Sailing payed off well because very few mid- shipmen knew more about seamanship than he. His pet ambition was to set off a charge in the Virgin Cannons. As a hobby he collected everything, useful or not. To work out was a sin, but he got his exercise every night at 2115 when he jumped over everything in sight chasing moths. Darwin is hoping to get back into the foxhole corps, but in the meantime he ' ll be taken care of by his ball and chain. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 1,3,2,1. GLEE CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3. MUSICAL CLUB — 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. $ 510 KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN Cit rge was just out of Kazoo Central High School when he walked through the gates at Canoe U. Once here, he never let books take advantage of him. As a matter of fact, it was quite the other way, and soon, " Would you guys mind turning down the radio a bit? " became one of his favorite phrases. However, he still had plenty of time left to excel in com pany squash, basket- ball, and handball. When he wasn ' t hitting the books, George ' s weekends were centered around liberty and dragging. His love for pizza, fishing trips through Northern Michigan, and political discussions will never be matched. George, with his devotion to duty and his ready humor v ill make a superb addition to the men in blue. HANDBALL 3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4,3,2,1. SQUASH — 2,1. titt Cd 7{ lt£xeci %eiU t p WEST BEND, WISCONSIN Arnie will ever be famous for never having spoken to a plebe in anything but an outraged scream. Having come from the arctic wasteland, Wiscon- sin, he was an active member of the Polar Bear Club. He never failed to correct the abominable situation of closed windows and hot radiators. Navy Tech never completely won Arnie from the USAF, but he fondly loved the life of a sailor on the deck of the Freedom . Many of his weekends were spent on the overnight sailing trips. His spirits kept him on the go and always laughing at his own misfortunes. All who knew Arnie proudly called him friend. If you want results in a tough spot, call on Arnie. cross country- 3. steeplechase — 3,2. golf — public health committee 4. boat club— 3,2,1 . varsity: rifle 4. . WRESTLING — 1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB C car tinted ' ZSe ' ij i PITMAN, NEW JERSEY Al came to Navy Tech from the Fleet and the competitive spirit which was characteristic of him made him a strong contender for academic honors. On the athletic field he was known as one play Herzer, and his all around ability contributed much to battalion victories that is when he wasn ' t on the phony squad ' . To all the troops, including the plebes, he was easy going with an Ipana smile that couldn ' t be stopped even by the purges. As to the fairer sex he believed in giving them all an opportunity, but he didn ' t drag a brick on either of his two attempts. Navy Air will be proud to add his name to its roster of officers. WATER POLO 4. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4. SOFTBALL 3. SOUND UNIT I WRNV) 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB-4,3. 511 £ divine Keit eeftvaict ft CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA A real Charlestonian from way back, Ike came to the Academy well prepared for a life time career in the Navy. He had attended Porter Military Acad- emy in Charleston and Bullis Prep where he covered the high points on how to succeed at Navy. Ike did just that, being both a top notch dinghy sailor and an excellent leader in the Brigade. Although in his spare time Ike could be found sketching would-be masterpieces or wrestling with his ever present menace of skinny, he is most remembered as a great connoisseur of hominy, moonshine, and his invaluable guitar. By possessing both the qualities of leadership and being a true gentleman, Ike will surely continue to succeed in his career as a line officer. PISTOL — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL— 3,2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: SAILING — 4,3,2,1. BRONX, NEW YORK Jack gave up his presidency of the East Bronx Society and Fraternal Organi- zation of Good Fellows in order to set out upon a career on the sea. He came to Navy with a year at Manhattan College to help him over the Academic hurdles. Jocko was troubled with the whims and fancies of the fairer sex; to quote him " Only sissies go out with girls. " However, he would occasionally grace June Week hops with the more desirable members of the opposite sex. Whenever a group was together, he would be ready with a joke or a come back to keep matters lively. After classes, Jocko could be found at the instruction pool doing a little swimming, or on Holland Field giving his all for twenty-two. BASKETBALL SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3,2,1. fattteA fay c(i EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS " J 2 " came to us after a year at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, and a term in Sullivan School. His name Square, comes from a mathematician ' s viewpoint of his initials, and not his personality. His sports activities included starring in intramurals. After spending his summers traveling, his sea stories rank with the best. On returning from leave he had a hard time getting back into his uniforms — not because he didn ' t like them, but because they just don ' t fit. He often stated in his moments of reveille numbness, " If the rack goes, I go with it. " His sin- cerity when the pressure was on, plus his ideal attitude concerning the routine, made him well liked by everyone. HANDBALL- -1. FOOTBALL — 4. FIELDBALL — 3,2. SOCCER — 4,3,2. LOG STAFF — 2. $ 512 (yeorye S eilcU ' C ' Uc BUFFALO, NEW YORK George was lured from his home town of Buffalo, New York, to Navy Tech by dreams of salt spray and brass buttons. He enjoyed moderate academic success, and always managed to stay well clear of the unsat list. His subtle sense of humor made him always in demand. Whenever there was group singing, George ' s golden throat could be depended upon. His ready knowledge of philosophy, in which he was well versed, made him the sage of the group. George was always the personal advisor and big brother to the plebes. His vast store of knowledge and worthwhile advice helped many a plebe. His fighting spirit and good sense of humor insure him success in the service of his choice. LACROSSE 3.2.1. SAILING 4,3. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2. STEEPLECHASE 3. 7% xm€i }. IVeatecf %a paa. C%. FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA Wes had to wait a year before coming to the Academy after high school, and during this year he took a post graduate course. Being a Navy Junior, Wes has lived in a great deal of the world, but feels that California is the best. Plebe year Wes had a few close calls with the academic departments, but after that he kept ahead of them and had time for the pleasures of upper class life. Always a good runner, he piled up points on the company teams. On weekends Wes could be found playing a fast game of bridge or dragging his latest female attraction. Wes ' s ready smile and wit makes him an asset to any group, and he will long be remembered by his friends. Now it ' s out to the Fleet where Wes ' s big ambition is to follow in the footsteps of his father in the submarine service. TRACK 4. CROSS COUNTRY MUSICAL CLUB 2,1. VARSITY: TRACK — 2,1. -3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE 3,2,1. CHOIR 4,1. tOtCUam (?t zie ice %attn z i FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA Bink came to the Naval Academy in the summer of ' 50 only to see his past of easy grades and good times fade away. But the Academy was not to hold him down for long. His tremendous luck factor with the academics always got him the needed 2.5, and with the women he proved himself better than a good second to Casanova himself. Although Bink and the Executive Department did not agree on many subjects, he found his classmates much more friendly and was always good for a laugh anytime the boys got to- gether. Bink ' s athletics were mainly confined to boxing where he was a standout in his three years of competition. From here Bink ' s sharpness and good humor should lead him to a successful career. TENNIS— 2,1. PING PONG 4. BOXING 4,3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. 513 £ mm fa6te arteev, fa. PHOENIX, MARYLAND Jack, or Jocko, as he is known to his many compatriots, came from the thriving whistle stop of Phoenix, Maryland. Before coming to Canoe U he matriculated at St. Paul ' s School of Baltimore, Maryland, and NAPS at Bainbridge. By shrugging aside the rigors of academic routine and hood winking the finest the Executive Department could produce. Jocko has found time to be a standout on the company fieldball team as well as on the varsity lacrosse team. He earned three letters in the latter. Upon gradu- ating from the Naval Academy, Jack plans to enter Navy Line and ulti- mately to take his place in the depths as a submariner. LACROSSE -2,1. STEEPLECHASE — 2. FIELDBALL — 4,3,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. H WASHINGTON, D. C. Monk, a native of the District of Columbia, came to Navy after two years at Catholic University where he studied civil engineering. With this as a background Joe had no difficulty with academics and therefore always had plenty of time to take an active part in extracurricular activities and participate in sports. Joe enjoyed nearly all sports, but is best remembered for his boxing and dinghy sailing. Although he pictured himself as quite a man with the ladies he could always be found with that O.A.O. on the week ends. Second only to this little lady was Joe ' s love of parties. During his stay at Navy he was never known to miss a party. BOWLING- 2,1. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. BOXING — 4,3,2,1. CLASS CREST RING COMMITTEE- 2,1. CHESS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SAILING— 4,3. FORT COLLINS, COLORADO Art, having served the two years previous to his entering the Academy in the Fleet, was well prepared for the Academy, so he thought, until he ran aground with the upper class. With the fight and the ambition that made Art so popular about the Academy, he came through with flying colors. Art was an outstanding fixture on the varsity wrestling team. He did much better in wrestling with his collegiate opponents than he did with his num- erous bricks. After two years of bricking parties. Art returned from second class summer leave engaged to the hometown sweetheart and ready to settle down and hit the books for the reamainder of his stay at USNA. Art ' s smiling face will long be remembered after he has left the Academy. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. STAMP CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: WRESTLING — 4,3,2,1. £ 514 ?ox eCm {Jo ntton. BRUNDIDGE, ALABAMA Fox came to the Naval Academy from Brundidge, Alabama, by way of Marion Military Institute. He waged the familiar three way bailie with a. tdeni " ' s. the sack, and the fairer sex. His talent, made him a member of the Antiphonal Choir. While playing the field with the ladies. Fox dragged quite often, enjoying those that characterize all queens from the Southland. With an unmistakable Southern drawl, he was constantly kidded about his rebel background. Having a radiating personality he was an active member of the radiator squad. His attempts at playing the uke helped to pass the time; alas, a second Godfrey. Fox has his eye on the future but isn ' t too particular as long as he can steer clear of skinny anil math for a long time. CROSS COUNTRY STEEPLE CHASE 3. CHOIR 4,3,2. Panted 7 inc ttt flatti SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA Jim entered Usnay from the fair state of Ohio, although he now claims California as his home, after a well seasoned military background at Valley Forge Military Academy, where he received his appointment. Outside of a few misunderstandings with the Executive Department, he found the routine at Navy a breeze. Most of his spare time was taken up by the more vigorous sports, football and lacrosse, and extracurricular reading of the Mike Hammer type. Jim was always willing to have a good time ; however, he never lost sight of his goal of becoming a top flight Naval Officer. His highly competitive spirit and cheerful smile should stand him in good stead in his contemplated years in the Fleet. LACROSSE 3,2,1. FOOTBALL— 3,2,1. SAILING 4. CROS SCOUNTRY — 4. Steven Ti nttcr foictaa TERRACE PARK, OHIO Steve (Looie) Jordan came from Terrace Park. Ohio; he turned down many scholarships from various colleges in order to accept an appointment to the Naval Academy for a naval career. His early years at the Naval Academy helm found him buffeted by the Executive and academic departments; however, he found time to participate in lacrosse, company sports, batt football, and several clubs in the Brigade. Steve excelled in the romantic side of life; he always found time to remark to his drag, " Honey, you lost a gold mine when you lost me. " After graduation Steve plans to en Navy line and a few years later to earn his dolphins in the Silent Service. LACROSSE — 3,2,1. FOOTBALL VARSITY: LACROSSE 2,1. BASKKTBALL FIELDBALL 3,2,1. 515 .?. YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA Yankton ' s pride and joy found his way to Crabtown after two years of wine and women at Iowa State College. Mousey, the Yankton Buck, found no problem in academics, but interests in D. C. kept him pretty shook up. Two years of college life a la fraternity left Jim anything but immune to the trails of the Executive Department, but he gave and took with the rest of the midiots. Being very conscientious and giving a little more than the average, Jim made many friends here at Navy. Most any afternoon would find Jim buried in the sawdust pits of Thompson Stadium with the broad jumpers. Letters to his O.A.O. and plenty of sack time took the rest of Jim ' s spare moments. Whichever branch of the service claims Jim, we know he will be a success. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. TRACK — 4,3,2. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Roy, who hails from Brooklyn, New York, has been a regular Navy man for a number of years. He enlisted in the regular Navy in 1948, and served six and one half months in the sub service before reporting to the Naval Academy Preparatory School to successfully compete for an appointment to USNA. Roy, although a native of Brooklyn, was, paradoxically, an ardent fan of the New York Giants. Next to watching the Giants win a ball game, his favorite pastime was listening to classical and semi-classical records. Roy looked forward to further service with the regular Navy, and being very fond of Brooklyn, expressed a definite preference for duty on the East Coast. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3,2. famet tttza, .eac FAIRMONT, MINNESOTA Fresh from the badlands of Minnesota came Gaylord Leach, pride of Fair- mont ' s euchre team. Having heard of the many advantages the Navy had to offer an enterprising young man, Jim enlisted and after one short year worked his way up to seaman apprentice, but he was destined for even greater heights. After running the gauntlet of examinations, he swapped his white hat for a pair of garters. Plebe year found our young sodbuster as Brigade heavyweight boxing champ, guard on the plebe football team, and number one man on his company ' s euchre squad. In the following years, hard work and training table chow brought Jim a top berth on the varsity football team as well as a much coveted N star. If the number of real friendships formed by an individual is a direct measure of his personal success, then we are certain that Jim will achieve his every ambition. FOOTBALL — 3,2. BRIGADE BOXING 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: FOOTBALL— 4,3,2. MARKS, MISSISSIPPI Tann, a confirmed rebel, hails from Marks, Mississippi. Service life was nothing new to Tann. He was two days out of high school when he started his career in the Navy. After boot camp and electronics school he headed for the deep blue aboard a tanker. From there he went to NAPS and finally to Usnay. Tann was a company cross country man for two years upon the advice of the first class and was a better than average boxer in his own right. His wit or wise cracks, according to the mood you were in at the time, will be remembered by many. Tann is sure to be an asset to the service of his ch ' in V TRACK 4,3. CROSSCOUNTRY 4.3,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3. SOFTBALL 3,2.1. BOXING 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. ' Danald SctoHZtct .aictty MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Don hails from the Beer City where he graduated from both grade school and high school. He received his appointment from the Naval Reserve after spending two years at the University of Utah. Having been associated with Navy ways since he first joined the Reserves in high school, he rapidly became accustomed to the rigors of plebe year. Most of plebe year he sought haven from the upperclasses in the fencing loft where he spent many hours trying to cut his teammates. Although not a confirmed red mike, Don preferred a more diversified existence at Navy Tech. Naval Aviation has his eye and he should experience little trouble earning those Navy wings following graduation. LACROSSE 4. VOLLEYBALL 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3. VARSITY: FENCING — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 2,1. RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA Although born a native of Kansas, Gene claims the Sunshine State as his home. He graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1948, and true to form majored in athletics, roadsters, and the vice-presidency of his high school High-Y. Sports, Phi Lambda Delta, and beach parties highlighted his two years at Valley College, San Bernardino, California. Love for a good argument led him and his roommate to the top of the plebe debating team in the Naval Academy Forensic Activities. Varsity sailing and various company and battalion sports filled his afternoons and wick- ends. The phrase, " Hey Mate! Where ' s my mail? " , was his favorite, and many hours went into composing masterpieces to his O.A.O. His amiable personality and ready smile have made and will make him well remembered. FOOTBALL — 4,3. SOFTBALL — 4. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 2,1. BOAT CLUB 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 4,3,2,1. BRIGADE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE — 3,2. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4. TRACK — 4. SAILING 2.1. : it $ BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA Af ter leaving Butler High School Malt laid away his books temporarily while he pondered the world which lay about him beneath the smoke -laden Pennsylvania skies. His inherent interest in things electrical soon caught up with him, however, and it wasn ' t long before he was graduating at the top of his class at Navy ' s Electronic Technicians School at Great Lakes. Competitive fleet exams and a stint of duty at NAPS cleared Malt ' s way to the steps of Bancroft where he found a minimum of difficulty in adjusting to the academic pace. Malt ' s proficiencies extended far beyond academics, however. Rowing with the Eastern Intercollegiate Freshman crew champs his plebe year, he went on to win his N the following year with the J.V. National Champions. Mauro found much enjoyment in blazing his way through tons of westerns. STEEPLE CHASE— 3. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2. VARSITY: CREW — 4,3,2. ' Dawiel fle u4. Wta, ' iC ceit CUSCO, PERU A veteran of one plebe year at the Escuela Naval of Peru, Dan was chosen through competitive examination for Peru ' s annual appointment to the Academy. With a three month ' s course in practical English under his belt, his first few months here were confusing and at times disheartening. But with hard work and many afternoons of reading with a book in one hand and a dictionary in the other, the language barrier was broken and Dan moved quietly but completely into the Academy routine. Stable and confident, Dan seldom worried about his studies but always maintained a 3.2 minimum. A numeral winner in plebe soccer, he also served as vice-president of the Portuguese Club. Upon graduation, Dan will be commissioned in the Peruvian Navy, and will always be remembered for his quiet, friendly honest nature. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3,1. SOCCER — 2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS A typical member of the New England clan, John was ever an outstanding exponent of Harry Aganis. When Boston U lost a game you were sure to get a rise out of J. T. A standing joke with him concerned reading letters. They all began with the all too familiar Dear John. Four years at Hingham High in Massachusetts, then without a break, he was faced with four more years at Navy. John met the challenge and emerged with a creditable record despite competition from boys with experience. Where women are concerned he is a star man, but he always claims that this particular girl is the only one. After cruises to foreign ports, he continued his role of world traveler with tours of Northern Europe, where his father was stationed. TENNIS— 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. SQUASH — 2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 2, VARSITY: SQUASH — 4. TENNIS — 4. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. FIELDBALL FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. $ 518 (? i%( j£cf0taK " ?H z4ter. fix. OIL CITY, PENNSYLVANIA Hailing from Oil City by way of the Hill School, Curly Carl found Navy to offer an interesting life. In command performances before the Academic- Board he gained wide acclaim as a starless player. Consistently at his cool best under fire the academics slipped by, but just barely. A veteran of the re-exam, he found only bull to his liking ; he even liked to write those hand-in themes. Appropriately enough, he was on the LOG staff. A habitual non-dragger. his words were " I hate women. " The batt wrestling squad kept him in shape whenever the academic strain let up. It ' s the Navy Line, and we are sure Carl will turn in many more fine performances. CROSSCOUNTRY 2. WRESTLING 4,3,2,1. LOG STAFF 4,3,2. varsity: WRESTLING — 4. ?recteric ixt ccx Wat eevi. OTTUMWA, IOWA Fred journeyed to Canoe U with a year at Iowa and a year as an ROTC at Tulane. A native of the tall corn state, Fred was always ready to defend his homestate with all his ability. Not the type who has trouble with academics he was always ready for a game of bridge or poker. His ability to laugh at any situation earned him the nickname Fearless early in plebe year. His extracurricular activities included the Property Gang, swimming team both battalion and varsity, six striper on the sub-squad and yawl sailing. His fame as a lover was widespread, and weekends usually found him among the draggers. Fred will be best remembered for his cheerful smile, sunny disposition, and readiness to help one and all. SAILING 4.3. PROPERTY MAKE-UP GANG 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING— 4,3,2. SHEPHERDSTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA This little hillbilly came to Navy from the apple orchards of West Virginia with a big smile and a just call me Poushie. His pre -Academy days include a two year pre-engineering background at Shepherd College in his home town. The time academically was well spent there for it made the Academy relatively easy with the exception of the Dago Department. On the athletic field he played batt tennis, company football, and squash. The political talents of Poushie were discovered at Shepherd when he became president of the student body as a sophomore. George ' s quick wit and cheerful personality won him many life long friends throughout the Brigade. We know that in whatever field he chooses he will be successful and make many more friends. FOOTBALL 4,3,2,1. TENNIS 3,2,1. SQUASH 2,1. VOLLEYBALL 1,3 :,i ) £ SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Mac came to Navy Tech via the Fleet ostensibly to find out if it were possible to survive away from the sunny West Coast. Although he always complained bitterly about his grades, he managed to star for the course with little trouble. Mac claimed to be the world ' s greatest spectator and poorest athlete; his classmates will always remember his record as the outstanding member of the radiator squad. Although he didn ' t care for dragging, he was always willing to down a few beers with the boys and would gladly enter into any argument. The training and experience gained during Wednesday afternoon parades left him with an intense desire to enter the Marines upon graduation. WATER POLO — 4,3. TENNIS — 2,1. FENCING — 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FENCING— 4,3,2. ' Kent rfit cvi Tftc ' fcttiyJiC ' COLDWATER, MICHIGAN The Knute hailing from the far North, which he loosely called the Midwest, made his way to Navy Tech via a brief stretch at Bullis Preparatory School for wayward high school lads. Curly was never one to worry about studies, but nevertheless he most assuredly caused a few gray hairs in the academic departments. It is said that he drove a certain dago prof back to sea duty and a steam prof to betting on long shots. Kent ' s main assets, which should carry him far in his Naval career, were his unsurpassed good nature and his ability to pass with ease the rigorous swimming tests. His pet peeves concerning the Academy were the obstacle course and the fact that Navy Tech wasn ' t co-ed. BOWLING — 2,1. PING PONG — 3,2,1. SWIMMING — 4,3. VOLLEYBALL — 4,3. LEBANON, TENNESSEE This likeable, fair headed boy came to the frozen shores of the Severn from City of Cedars via Marion Institute. Perhaps he will best be remembered for his record breaking dash around the obstacle course where he earned the nickname, Jim Thorpe. Never one to let the academic departments worry him, Bob won his long skirmish with math and survived with only one battle scar. His mechanical aptitude allowed him to excel in steam and ordnance with little effort. When not sailing Bob usually spent his idle moments in the rack listening to Homer and Jethro or other hillbilly musicians. Wher- ever the future may find him, Bob ' s personality, talent, and perseverance assure him success. TRACK — 4,3. SAILING — 4,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2. $ 520 ' Kenneth TTtotttyatKercf FORT WORTH, TEXAS Kenneth Montgomery, better known as Monk, hails from Ft. Worth, Texas. He quickly overcame such a terrible fate, however, and plunged into the Naval service at the bottom and worked his way to the Academy via boot camp, fire control school, and a year of sea duty. Monty was an efficiency expert if there ever was one and did everything with the least motion. His heros were Pecos Bill and any football player from Texas. When it came to academics, he worked his hardest helping others with their studies. He was never too busy to pull a classmate out of a rut and set him straight. Monty ' s rugged determination to make anything he does perfect will assure him success in any service which he may choose. STEEPLECHASE 4,3,2. SOCCER 3. CHESS CLUB — 3,2,1. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Tom is a Navy Junior and also put in a little time at sea before coming to the Academy via NAPS. Like most Navy Juniors his podunk is hard to establish. He was born in Hawaii, raised in California, and has spent as much time all over the United States in the Navy as at either of these places. He was no academic brain, but he plugged away at his studies determinedly and managed to keep out of reach of the axe. He spent his spare time dragging, running cross country, and getting in that required bit of extra studying. He knows his subs, and hopes to spend the next thirty years cruising one hundred feet or so beneath the waves. FOOTBALL — 3. CROSS COUNTRY- VARSITY: CREW — 4. FIELDBALL 3,2. CREW 4. ' , -- ERWIN, TENNESSEE Erwin ' s favorite son found his way to Paddle Polytech after a year of pre- dental at East Tennessee State College. Joe soon found that life under the system was quite a change. All the slip-stick courses tried to throw Joe for a loss, but his determination to win coupled with his friends in the Math Department always pulled him through. After his plot to dynamite Sampson Hall was discovered second class year, he returned to the books with increased zeal. Joe didn ' t spend all his time fighting for the 2.5 and was well known for his skill on the tennis courts. With his bubbling person- ality and cheery outlook on life, the Morg is certain to make a name for himself in any field of endeavor. SAILING 2,1. TENNIS 4,3,2,1. PING PONG 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: TENNIS — 4. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. . " .J I .f. w SHREVEPORT, LOUSIANA Have you ever casually strolled into one of the cells of our Bancroft Hall and found yourself staring out of the corner of your eye at cold steel quivering by your petrified ear? You haven ' t? " But then you haven ' t lived, " would say this true son of the South, not that he goes about offering his ears for targets, for he is the one who does the throwing. Finding his way out of the swamps of Louisiana, he managed to finish high school. Finally de- ciding that the Navy would offer more than the draft boards of Louisiana, he let the local chief persuade him to enlist. A year or so later this big-dealing rebel talked his way into good old USNA. Although somewhat subdued as of late he still goes about complaining. PING PONG — 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 2. ELIZABETHTON, TENNESSEE On the evenings of company sports competition Mort is nowhere to be found . His affection for that type of activity is sub-zero, but he made up for it in other activities. As an active member of WRNV, Mort scheduled a great number of our programs that we heard during our time at Navy. Mort was also active in the Russian Club and the Reception Committee. His favorite pastime is playing an old Tennessee flat guitar. This is logical since he ' s a native of Tennessee. He used his talents on the guitar for radio programs and company parties. Before coming to Navy, Mort studied at Princeton. Wherever he may go from Navy, it ' s for sure that he ' ll be successful. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNVI — 3,2,1. Kettttet i% z%Qlct Jftayen WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK Ken came to Navy Tech via Newport Prep after an eighteen month hitch in the Fleet. An ardent Yankee fan and a lover of all sports, especially track, he never missed a day of taking laps around Thompson Stadium. While at the Academy, Ken also was a member of the Chapel Choir and the Drum and Bugle Corps. His main interest here outside of academics was the daily letters he almost inevitably received from his O.A.O. Dory Barton. When chow was below par, it was her home made goodies which kept him alive. A good natured, likeable guy, Ken is certain to go a long way in whatever field he chooses upon graduation. TRACK- 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE -3,2,1. CHOIR 4,3,2, $ 522 MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA Obie led the life of a young nomad while traveling with his family to his father ' s different duty stations, but when pressed for a decision, he would name sunny Monterey as his home. Besides being the poor man ' s Fred Astaire, he was the class expert on the exacting science of making formations with microseconds to spare. He never had to be cajoled to embark on a long dissertation about the Yukon and its manifold glories. His imagin- ative wit, his love for plebes. and his personable manner made him a favorite with the troops. Much of his spare time was consumed by soccer or high pressure salesmanship for the Trident Magazine. Although the system proved trying for him at times, he left behind him a good record and many life long friends. FIELDBALL 3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 3,2,1. VARSITY: SOCCER 4,3,2,1. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON Referred to by his classmates simply as Ole, Jerry was a true son of the Northwest, hailing from the state of Washington. Jerry came to the Academy from Gonzaga University with one purpose in mind —to fly, and his knowledge of the subject helped many a Plebe over a would-be stumbling block of professional questions. Listed among his favorite pastimes are skiing and playing hillbilly records. His collection of the latter was re- nowned throughout the battalion. Jerry did not overlook the popular extracurricular activity of dragging and any weekend could be found escort- ing a queen through the yard. Ole proved a real inspiration to all of us with his ready sense of humor. And, although parting is painful, we know he will be a welcome addition in the field of his choice. FOOTBALL SOFTBALL- 2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. r ' BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Gene came to us after a year of real living at A.P.I. Finding life too easy going in the deep south, especially around Birmingham, he offered his services here at Navy Tech. Since the academics were no particular bother, he managed to become an active member of the Naval Academy Christian Association. He spent a great deal of time writing and receiving mail from a certain southern belle. Though Gene didn ' t play the field with the women, he did with the sports. He might be termed a jack of all trades in that department, since he was on several of the sports squads that the twenty-first had to offer. Gene, with his good nature and easy going ways, will always be termed a southern gentleman, and he is certain to succeed in the career that he has chosen for himself. WATER POLO 3. SWIMMING 2. CROSS COUNTRY 3. FOOTBALL 4. STEEPLE CHASE- 3. VOLLEYBALL — 4,1. 123 $ tyeaiye ctntan " Parfci. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Straight from San Francisco ' s Polytechnic High School, George came to Navy and directly proceeded to snow the Skinny Department. Academics were strictly a free ride; two hours review was sufficient for forties on skinny finals. With life so full of free time, George entered into many of the Brigade activities and excelled there also. His main interest arrived at Navy almost every Saturday about noon and drove our boy into a frustrated haze from which he descended only in time for the cycle to repeat itself come Saturday next. George intends to fly and hopes to get in a little post graduate work, also. With his ability and drive he will go far in his profession and perhaps someday, somewhere, find a skinny problem that isn ' t fruit. STEEPLECHASE — 4,2. HANDBALL — 3,1. SQUASH — 3,2,1. REEF POINTS STAFF — 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3,2,1. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) — 4,3,2. VARSITY: TRACK 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA Roy came to Navy Tech from what he claimed was the best farming land in the world, California ' s San Joaquin Valley. From the vastness of a two thousand acre tomato ranch to his sanctum sanctorum within the walls of Mother Bancroft was quite a change, but Roy soon accustomed himself to the cramped quarters and Maryland winters. Although a year and a half at the College of the Pacific made academics fairly easy for Roy, he could often be found under the covers with a flashlight. Always ready to pitch in and help the cause, he pulled a big oar for the batt crew, lent his height to the company basketball team, and worked on the LOG staff. Wherever he goes, Roy ' s winning smile and keen mind will assure him the best. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL- 3,2,1 . LOG STAFF — 3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE — 3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3. VARSITY: CREW— 4,3. NEW YORK, NEW YORK Salesian High School gave Ray an interest in just about everything including a habit of joining all kinds of activities. After a few years of trying a variety of colleges Ray decided that he was meant for the military life. So he picked up his overnight bag, set his course for West Point, and somehow fell in ranks here at Navy. The fact that he got through plebe year still amazes him. Although he spent most of his youngster cruise over the railing of a tin can he returned with the ambition to make good in the Navy, and he has directed his every activity towards that end. Ray actively participated in varsity lacrosse, the Italian Club, the Foreign Relations Club, and the Trident Magazine. Ray likes just about everything except slide rules and people who talk but have nothing to say. LACROSSE — 2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3. HANDBALL — 2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF — 2,1. MASQUERADERS — 4. BOAT CLUB — 4,3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3,2,1. $, 524 PORTSMOUTH, OHIO Chet ' s plebe and youngster years were mostly a struggle between Russian themes and his sack. Burning the midnight oil took care of dago, and the Tiger ' s tutoring took care of the sack plebe year. The Marines created a new and different product from The Holy Redeemer graduate, and basic training at Parris Island left the little genius with a firm choice for his branch of service. Never a dull moment on liberty or in the Hall have stamped Chet as happy-go-lucky. Though never a slash in academics, we know Chet will receive his M.A. from the Monkey Bar Association and his ph.D. from Peabody ' s Book Shop. Boxing stole plenty of time from Chet ' s sack but many hours in the ring never left him punchy — he says. The Marines will get a fighter when they get Charles " I hate plebes " Phillips " boxing 2,1. squash — 3. varsity: rifle 4. Tftarvitt 1Ray ' P it bxt ' GARDEN CITY, KANSAS Phil came to us from the Wheat State; Garden City, Kansas, more briefly. With wheat seed in his hair and chaff between his toes, he got off to a bang- ing start here at Navy. A tried and true man with a snare, Phil immedi- ately connected himself with the Drum and Bugle Corps and later branched out into the Marching Band as well. Many are the nights his wives have spent trying to study over rhythm beat out of books, desk, or locker. When the chips were down and the going tough, Phil was always out in front fighting to get himself through the four year grind. Whatever service gets Phil is assured of a hard working officer who wants to make good. CROSS COUNTRY— 3. STEEPLE CHASE -4,3,2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS — 4,3,2,1. a e U ' Ka te " Pierce VALLIGO, CALIFORNIA Bob saw the Navy side of life early and for some reason liked it and has had a Navy career as his goal since. Of all the places he has lived he prefers Valligo, California, and calls it home. Prior to coming to the Naval Acad- emy, Bob was active in sports; he has continued to do well in them, lettering in track his youngster year at the Academy and participating in company sports whenever he could spare time from track. Like father, like son; so Bob likes submarines. He didn ' t let the removal of a kidney stop his athletics, but a medical board might have different ideas of his fitness for sub duty. Whatever his service, he will do well and be liked by all who serve with him. VOLLEYBALL 2,1. LOG STAFF — 3,2. VARSITY N CLUB — 3,2,1. VARSITY: TRACK 4,3,2,1. 525 4. F BIG SPRING, TEXAS A Lone Star State boy, Ernie hails from Big Spring, his major love in life. After two years at Howard Junior College, Ernie arrived at Navy with the wide-eyed innocence only a plebe can have, although he soon was bracing up his classmates still on three day routine. When not playing 150 pound football, he could be found at any time on the basketball courts taking on all comers. When it came to the women, Ernie never let more than three tie him down at once. His future hopes lie in Naval Intelligence and if his success there is as complete as his success in the field of practical jokes, he ' ll gain fame soon. FOOTBALL 4. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 4,3. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL — 2,1. SPLINTER STAFF ELLSWORTH, KANSAS Pro came to the Academy from the sunflowered plains after a two year hitch at the University of Kansas. Nothing could convince him that the Jay- hawkers weren ' t the greatest in everything. A four sport letterman in high school, Pro centered his athletic endeavors around the 150 pound football team and company sports. He soon established himself as an accomplished rack artist, an often repeated statement being, " Wake me up five minutes before next period. " Never one to worry about academics, Pro was a slash when it came to P. T., but the boys got their revenge watching the Jay- hawker go down in flames in skinny. In his own words, " Man I just don ' t get this stuff. " A Navy line man from way back, Pro is respected and admired by all for his integrity and loyalty. FOOTBALL— 4,2,1. TENNIS — 4,3,2,1. FIELDBALL — 3. UNIVERSITY N CLUB 3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 1. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. " iR,cict xtfr fay " Pn, i ie i HONOLULU, HAWAII Rudy, Toby, Pogo take your pick, he answered to all. A congressional appointment brought Rudy away from his Hawaiian rearing to the Acad- emy. Previous military experience in ROTC and the Corps, gave him the desire to career it and improve it. Quietly reserved, Rudy was unassuming, but frank and meaningful. In the water, this fella was a fish. He wouldn ' t go on record as being devoted to sports but he readily found swimming to be fruit. WRNV would have functioned, but probably not as efficiently with- out the aid of this lad. He claimed the base on his greasers to be due to the dust turned up on the continuous inventory and field days in the nether land and pinnacle of the " Voice of the Brigade of Midshipmen. " CROSS COUNTRY — 4. SOUND UNIT (WRNV) STEEPLE CHASE -4,3,2,1. 4,2. VOLLEYBALL- 4,3,2,1. $ 526 TiJaitcx fJodefrti tZuin,n BRONX, NEW YORK Walt missed his stop on a Bronx bound subway one summer day in 1950 and found himself at Bancroft on the Severn. He brought with him a big smile, and an undying loyalty to the New York Giants. An all-round high school athlete, Walt confined himself to intramural sports during his tour at the Academy. Walt ' s real passion however was swimming; a renowed member of the sub squad, he captained the sport his second class year. When it came to academics, Walt ' s own words suffice, " I ' ve got this stuff cold. " A firm believer that studies shouldn ' t interfere with his social routine, he logged 2000 hours in the rack in his four year hitch as a mid. Walt ' s letter a day from the girl back home attests his good standing as a red mike. LACROSSE 2. CROSS COUNTRY 3. FOOTBALL 4. SOFTBALL 4,3,1. FIELDBALL 1. SOCCER 2. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT — 3. tnttxeuA faceted. T ecftKxtdi SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Rocky was a true Southerner with an ample knowledge of the South, having resided in four different states below the Mason-Dixon. In the feminine line his taste ran strickly to southern belles. This was due to a number of sad experiences in his early years at the Academy with blind drags from Yankee country. His favorite food was french fries with a chocolate shake. Rocky participated in a number of sports at the company and battalion levels and was particularly skillful in boxing. His knowledge of sports in general was abundant, and he will long be remembered for holding his little quiz. Rocky ' s ambition is to reach flag rank, retire, and open a gambling casino in Nevada. His pet peeve was being allowed to wear only a fourth of an inch of hair. TENNIS — 2,1. SOFTBALL- 3. BOXING 4,3,2,1. zxxcf .ec IQaacti WEWOKA, OKLAHOMA Oklahoma lost a true Sooner when Barry entered the portals of Bancroft. However, not being a seafaring man as far as water was concerned, he accomplished the impossible by learning to swim without breathing. Al- though swimming was not his forte, he could certainly be declared a true sports enthusiast as any punching bag will attest. Next to sports, his favorite pastimes were listening to Stan Kenton records and trying to decide what happened to his slip-stick on that last skinny P-work. Barry took the fairer sex in a come-what-may attitude, although it would take nothing short of a keel hauling to make him admit which member of the Barry Roach fan club sent him that last letter. His warm smile and quiet sincerity will long be remembered in any event. Standby, Navy, because a good man is about to enter your ranks. TENNIS 3. STEEPLECHASE 4,3.2.1. MODEL CLUB 3,2,1. VARSITY: SAILING 3,2,1. DRUM BUGLE CORPS 27 zw UNION CITY. NEW JERSEY Howie came to the Academy from the Fleet, where he was an electronics technician ' s mate. This explains why his pet subject at the Academy was skinny. Academics presented no problem to Goose during his four years here. During free hours he is to be found on the basketball courts. Base- ball is also one of his favorite sports. He is an ardent Dodger fan, and on leave can almost invariably be found at Ebbetts Field. Howie is all for going into the field of electronics as soon as possible after graduation. With his determination to be a proficient naval officer Howie cannot help but be a success. FOOTBALL — 2,1. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT — 3. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. ?£ ettttet tOaviea l ccyyt L PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Ken took one stab at prominence while at the Academy — he tried to hook himself up in parallel with a broadcasting transmitter. The resulting shock shook up Shaky and put the station off the air for three weeks. It was never very hard to find Ken if you knew where WRNV was. He has un- doubtedly been the lowest paid engineer in the history of radio. As far as Ken was concerned everything took second place to the station. He carried more information in his head than even the slashingest slash could ever hope to cram in all his skinny gouges. Some nights he worked through to dawn so there ' d be something at " 640 on your dial " the next morning. The story of Ken Ruggles is the story of WRNV, for it ' s doubtful if either could have lasted these past four years without the other. BOWLING- 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 4. SOUND UNIT (WRNVI — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE SOFTBALL — 4. GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK As a middie, Chuck Rutherford was a lanky good-natured individual. He had the appearance of one who enjoyed any task, regardless of how tedious or monotonous it might have seemed to the onlooker. He announced his presence with a song. His off key and raspy voice didn ' t deter him either. His lackadaisical appearance was overshadowed at times by a grim determ- ination which he used as a shield to protect himself from the " slings and arrows of outrageous academics " . Chuck will be successful in life because of his unbounded energy and good nature. He possesses the enviable asset of meeting both success and defeat without becoming overjoyed nor unduly depressed. BASKETBALL — 3. SOFTBALL — 4. VOLLEYBALL — 2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASKETBALL 4,3,1. $ 528 if Matter £uye te Satttfr att TULSA, OKLAHOMA Sam came to the Naval Academy direct from high school in Tulsa, turning down academic scholarships to Dartmouth, Columbia, and Northwestern. Sam immediately adjusted himself to life at the Naval Academy, being a near star student and an active participant in company and batt sports. In the time he could spare from Plato or a self taught language course, Sam was always ready to give the clear concise summary of the days ' lesson to his wives in the unaccented Oklahoma drawl. His unconscious humor was a shining light in the dark clouds of academic year and could be counted on as a ready source of enjoyment. Navy life with the possibility of amphibs is his future. FOOTBALL 4,3. LACROSSE — 3. VOLLEYBALL 4,3. SOCCER — 2. MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA If you have ever walked in on a happy hour and heard, " Now there ' s an old boy back home, etc. " you would know that the troops were being cut in on a bigger and better story than any Texan could ever imagine. Sandy hails from the Indian capital of the world and was known for earth shaking state- ments. He sported a few athletic letters on his B-robe from high school football and from Marion Institute where he continued the sport. At the Academy he played soccer and lacrosse. He made the reg book his guide and developed the right attitude for the system. For this reason he is well known and envied throughout his class. Always striking for higher things, he never received less than 15 demos at one time. FIELDBALL — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE- 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 4. w Ttai man " Tftaitia S z i a EARRE, VERMONT Norm, Sass, Sassmoe, Scaramouche he answers to all -left hisO.A.O. and skis in the mountains of Vermont when he wandered down Navy way. He found existence under the Executive Department very much in contrast with fraternity life at Middlebury ; in fact, there were no similarities at all. Football weekends did provide him with a few little diversions. Making weight for 150 football was always a struggle. His average game time weight was 1 54.96 pounds. Norm changed with the seasons - a bag of bones in the fall, a butter ball in winter and spring. With a cigar in one hand and his slide rule in the other Norm breezed his way through academics. His radiant personality and his constant smile will win Sass many friends wher- ever he goes. FOOTBALL 4,3. WATER POLO—4,3. SOFTBALL 1. FIELDBALL 3,2.1. VARSITY N CLUB 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL — 2. :.2 ' » . " f. ? rv 5 NEWARK, OHIO Black Dick, as he was sometimes known, came to Navy Tech immediately upon graduation from Newark High School in the heart of the Buckeye State. His favorite studying position was always prone and his last words during study hour were well known by his roommates: " Please take the book out of my hands when I fall asleep. " A lover of popular music, he was in his own words, " a cat from the word go " . Academics never gave him too much trouble, so he found plenty of time for company sports, golf, and above all, liberty. Another of Dick ' s classic statements was: " If liberty goes, I go with it. " He was known by all his classmates as a person who would gladly do anything for anyone at any time. A truer friend cannot be found anywhere. SAILING 4. CROSS COUNTRY — 3. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL — 2,1. SOFTBALL — 4,3. SOCCER — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. 1R. alfr6. WwU Settesi UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Perhaps he saw a few rays of sunlight during one of the annual coal strikes for which John L. was responsible, but most of his classmates in the 24th still maintain that his first glimpse of good ole sol came upon joining the Navy. Wait a minute! We ' re getting ahead of ourselves. Going back through this dark age in Uniontown, Pennsylvania hometowns must be included one finds the usual twelve years of public school filled with nothing of particular note and terminated with a glad sigh and wild hopes for a world conquering future. And so he enlisted in Uncle Sam ' s pride, the U. S. Navy. If there ' s a slight incongruity here, just remember that he was a middie like the rest of us. track— 4,3,2,1. steeple chase PING PONG — 3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. 4. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE — 2,1. IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY Easy Ed came to Navy from Irvington, New Jersey, by way of Seton Hall University, where for three years he studied business administration and pre-law until he decided to tie up with Uncle Sam. A big, easy going guy, he became famous for joining, at one time or another, almost everyone of the extracurricular clubs here. Ed took an active interest in intramural athletics and was a staunch competitor in company cross country, batt boxing, and batt swimming. Soon after arriving in Crabtown he was introduced to Tecumseh; after that he was one of his more active converts. Upon graduation Ed intends to enter the Navy Line and later try for his dolphins in the Silent Service. SWIMMING — 3. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3. BASKETBALL — 4,3,1. FIELDBALL — 2,1. CHEER LEADERS — 4,1. STAGE GANG — 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB— 4,3,2,1. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 3,2,1. ENGINEERING CLUB— 2. FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 4. £ 5:50 Waiter Si4fr6.a n S6.atv. ft. PENN WYNNE, PENNSYLVANIA Walt Shaw had a year at Penn State before a desire to enter the Naval Academy won out over an earlier urge to be a civil engineer. Walt ' s lack of size is more than offset by his energy and vigor. His love for sports and his athletic ability manifested itself in his record on the baseball diamond and soccer field. For those moments of relaxation he turns to the piano or uke as he is very much at home playing either. Though by no means an old salt yet, Walt can come up with some real sea stories of his own. Ask him about his pleasure cruise that ended in a timely rescue by the Coast Guard. With his natural friendliness, his abilities, and determination, Walt is sure to find his service career a successful one. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4,3,2,1. " Paul S iiHe . $x. HAZEN, ARKANSAS Paul, being from Arkansas, has naturally acquired the title Traveler. The flattest prairies of Prairie County, Arkansas, claim him for their own. He apparently supports them too by claiming to be from the rice-growing and duck hunting capital of the world. During World War II Paul was too young to be useful in our world conflict; however, the patrotic feeling in his spine was lasting, and upon reaching the age of 17 he obtained parental permission and enlisted in the USN. He served two years in Naval Air and received an opportunity to enter the Naval Academy. He was accepted and has proved capable. He may be called the Russian Wrestler, having excelled in both. WATER POLO 3,2,1. SOFTBALL — 4. RADIO ELECTRONICS CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: BASEBALL— 4. WRESTLING- 4,3,2,1. itvitt ' Dale Si e LOMBARD, ILLINOIS A three year introduction to Navy life in the Fleet prepared Dale for the trials and terrors of USNA. Even a bout with skinny in the middle of youngster year failed to shake Dale ' s easygoing wit. One of the most unruffled men at Navy Tech, the Executive Department really had to dream something up to shake Dale. Leaving the cross country to the Greek marathoners, Dale directed his attention to the Academy swimming teams, with an eye on an eventual managerial job with the varsity. The word Navy meant submarines for Dale, and his experience in sub school before entering USNA assured him of dolphins. A sincere, dependable fellow, we all know his drive will carry him far in anything he undertakes. TRACK 4. WATER POLO — 3,2. SWIMMING 3,2. SOCCER 3,4. CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE 2,1. PHOTO CLUB 4,3,2,1. PROPERTY MAKE-UP GANG 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB 4,3. CONCERT REPRESENTATIVE 2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4,3,2,1. SOCCER 4. : :5i $ xvift e1R Mf SmttH EATON, OHIO After serving two years in the NROTC, Smitty decided to give up the rugged life of our civilian counterpart and take up residence at USNA. He hails from Eaton, Ohio, which has more significance to him than just being home. Eatin ' is quite a habit with him, and became his primary extracurricular activity. Next on Smitty ' s parade of hits was soccer. He earned his numerals as a plebe, then graduated to junior varsity and the sub squad. All was not play with Smitty. He made the pilgrimage to Crabtown with a definite purpose in mind; that of becoming a naval officer. His good nature, easy going manner, and keen judgment have earned him many friends as well as insured him success in his chosen career. STEEPLE CHASE — 4,3,2,1. SOCCER — 3,2. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4. P ty 1 €Uf SttUtfL. flx. KENTON, OHIO A year of prepping at Ohio State University freed Smuf of any serious academic problems but he found that no amount of brain power could help him in the water. Consequently he was a regular member of the executive swimming squad. When not fighting water, he gave his all in company sports such as volleyball and cross country, or if possible, in a little extra cutting in spite of the numerous objections from his wives. The military routine at Navy, though something new to him, fell right into place for him as easily as did everything else. His systematic and orderly methods of doing things combined with his ability to get along with anyone will no doubt help make his service career a real success. PING PONG — 3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,2. VOLLEYBALL — 3. IQic aict yibtt Sfieacen DUBLIN, TEXAS Dick came to the Naval Academy from Texas where he had attended Tarle- ton State College for a year. He was a true Texan, a staunch rebel and would talk at length in praise of the Aggies. Since the first day of his three day routine, his friendliness made him a favorite of all classes. Dick played guard on the 150 pound football team, sang in the Chapel choir, and still found time for intramural sports. Girls never interested Dick at the Academy, but rumor had it that there was a mighty sweet southern belle waiting back home. His willingness to work and ready wit will stand him in good stead when he enters the Submarine Service. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CROSSCOUNTRY — 1. SOFTBALL — 4,3,2. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY N CLUB 4,3,2. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: 150 LB. FOOTBALL 2. $ 532 DALLAS CITY, ILLINOIS Arriving at the Academy after a three year hitch in the Navy, Spike settled down to enjoying life and academics with a smile and a devil-may-care nonchalance. Two of the departments were able to catch him off guard but he was at Navy to stay. Although a sandblower, his prowess on the company Softball team as the pitcher caused many a big man to wander how such a small man could have so much on the ball. Spike s mother didn ' t recognize him after second class summer with his streamlined ears. The Property Gang and the three different varities of swimming teams, battalion, varsity and sub squad, were also able to profit from his talents. The Air Force gets an excellent officer. swimming 3.2. ckcss country 1 property and make-up gang — 4,3,2,1. varsity: swimming — 3,2,1. SCFTBALL — 4,3,2,1. CHOIR — 4,3,2,1. CHESS CLUB— 1. SOUND UNIT WRNV 1 Sintet tt ext Stantttt MEDFORD, OREGON Ernie came from the scenic state of Oregon, making his home in Medford. As would be expected of a denizen of the rugged Northwest, his favorite pastimes include hunting, fishing, and skiing. Finding none of these occu- pations possible while at the Academy, he took up dinghy sailing. He had almost two years on the varsity dinghy sailing team, happily causing him to miss quite a few P-rades. Prior to his entrance in the Academy, he spent a year at Oregon State College finding out what the lighter side of higher education was like. Ernie ' s choice of service is definitely the Navy and if possible Naval Aviation. Being a good westerner, he hopes to see a good deal of duty on the Pacific Coast. SAILING — 3,2,1. BOWLING— 4. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4,3. STEEPLECHASE — 3. BOAT CLUB — 3,2,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 2,1. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE After a somewhat confused tour of duty with the Fleet, Steve landed at the Academy fresh out of NAPS. Things became more confused as time passed. Steve quickly adjusted himself to the system at the Academy and especially to those nice soft NA sacks. Steve is a lover of food and sailing ships, devoting his spare time to racing and just plain leisurely drifting. He never had much difficulty with academics nor the other little things that bothered most mids. Well liked by those men who know him and never at a loss for female companionship. Steve hails from the South where he attended Georgia Tech until the strenuous Tech life caught up with him. PING PONG— 4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE SOUND UNIT (WRNV.) — 2,1. 2,1. BOAT CLUB — 4,3,2,1. : :?:5 £ WAUPUN, WISCONSIN Mike, the poor man ' s George Mikan, never was one to worry about academics; he didn ' t have time to as he was always too busy studying. To sick bay the name Stoffel was worse than an epidemic of the plague. He was the only man ever to report out for athletics with a Form 19 already filled out. Regardless of all the injuries, Mike still managed to get in a few seasons as a junior varsity basketball player. Mike ' s favorite spot was his rack and his favorite position was horizontal in it. Destroyer duty is Curley ' s first preference, and all things considered he should do well in his chosen branch of the service — providing, of course, that he gets a skipper who needs a fourth for bridge. FOOTBALL — 2,1. BASKETBALL — 3,2,1. VARSITY: BASKETBALL — 3. CREW 4. fanteA Z a ti€te Sfaad i BARNARD, MISSOURI Tom became a citizen of Barnard, Missouri, on 11 July 1932 and has re- mained so until the present time. He commenced and completed his second- ary school education under the Barnard school system and graduated as salutatorian of his class. Wentworth Military Academy followed high school. He missed making Phi Beta Kappa at Wentworth by the slightest margin. Developing an interest for the military way of life, he realized this interest by gaining admission to the Naval Academy. Having con- tinued his interests in athletics from high school and junior college, he could be found in the boxing rings during his free time. He was an avid opponent of the Executive Department and for two years matched wits with the Russian faculty. Tom ' s classmates will remember him for his ready witticisms and partying. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA After spending a life of ease in sunny California, Chuck turned in his souped up custom car, draped clothes, Charles Atlas course, and Hollywood hair cut, said au revoir until Christmas to a gorgeous O. A. O. and came to Crabtown Tech. He spent all youngster year proving that the law of averages was all wrong when it came to blind dates; in fact, he was the only man to build his own brick fireplace. After four years of rope climbing in gymnastics, he finally made it to the top. What Chuck lacked in the Bull Department, he made up in engineering ability. Chuck ' s easy-going personality, ever ready toothpaste smile, and his understanding of others will always put him in the winner ' s circle wherever he goes. TENNIS — 3. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. ENGINEERING CLUB — 4,3,2,1. MODEL CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: GYMNASTICS -4,3,2,1. £ 534 BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA After serving as an airdale in the Navy and after a short tour at Wayne- University in Detroit, Tim came to the Academy with the desire to become a proficient officer. His knowledge of Naval aircraft saved many a plebe from a long search. Always ready for a good argument, his ability to bull kept him in good stead with the English Department. Dad, or Baldy, as he was called by his classmates, compensated for his small stature with his lung power and by playing goalie on the batt lacrosse team. As a plebe he was once ordered not to call the menu so loud. His daily studies never gave him much trouble, but exams were torture. No one was happier than Tim when he received his commission, except perhaps a few plebes. LACROSSE 3,2,1. BOWLING 3,1. CROSSCOUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3. SOFTBALL 4. CHOIR 4,3. MUSICAL CLUB 4. ANDALUSIA. ALABAMA A true rebel from down ' Bama way, Raley came to the Academy via the Navy and Marion Institute. Not one to get overly excited about academ- ics, he had lots of free time for dragging. Public Relations Club, and sports. He was always available for dragging and his southern charm won for him a large following of female fans. Raley was never known to miss a Saturday hop. Being a versatile athlete, Raley could always be counted on to be out winning points for the company in batt football, cross country, and basketball. His calm and collected manner will stand him in good stead for his career in aviation; he has left an impression on us that will never be forgotten. FOOTBALL — 4,2,1. TRACK — 3,2,1. SAILING- 4. CROSSCOUNTRY — 3. STEEPLE CHASE — 3. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 4,3,2,1. BOAT CLUB— 4. SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS Leaving many good times behind, at the Phi Kap house, University of Illinois. Ron brought to Navy a quick mind and a solid character, which have in his four years, endeared him to his classmates. Ron is a naturally athletically minded person; he ' s achieved honors in many sports, making him invaluable to old twenty-two. Of course he doesn ' t swim like a fish, but then he can always walk across the pool. Unfortunately an injury removed Ron from possible success in varsity football and basketball. Being a legendary figure among women, Ron was always the life of the party. In years to come, Ron is destined for a great career of service to his country, but he will never be beyond lending his fellow man a helping hand. HANDBALL 4,3. BASKETBALL 4. FIELDBALL 2,1. VOLLEYBALL 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL — 4. 535 $ 1P LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK Bob, or Glot as his friends call him, lived in quite a few places before he came to the Academy but claims Long Island as his home. He is com- pletely sold on submarines and hopes to win his dolphins as soon as possible after graduation. Bob can always be found behind a cloud of pipe smoke, and has been known to drag now and then. Glot gained some notoriety plebe year by eating seven cannonballs for carry-on. His favorite saying, " This is one party you just can ' t afford to miss. " We are sure he will be as good an officer as he is a social cut. His unbounded energy promises to be well utilized in the Silent Service. Green board, pressure in the boat, take her down, Bob: LACROSSE — 3,2. SAILING — 4,3,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 2. SOFTBALL — 4,1. FIELDBALL— 4,2. PHOTO CLUB — 2,1. BOAT CLUB — 3,1. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 4. MODEL CLUB — 3. TAVARES, FLORIDA Emerging from a small town in Florida ' s Lake Country, or was it the Ever- glades, Herb brought to the Naval Academy a thorough knowledge of seamanship having spent many years as captain of a twelve foot skiff in those famed swamps. Herb was a big man in his hometown, being fre- quently mentioned in the daily paper, and was no less a big man when he arrived at USNA. He made friends quickly, and anyone who met Herb once remained his steadfast friend. Herb ' s athletic activities in the Brigade were hampered slightly by an injury received in high school, but he was active in many extracurricular activities. His number one pastime plebe and youngster year was lifting weights, and though the weights will be of different substance, he will always carry his fair share of the load. BOWLING — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL- FOREIGN RELATIONS CLUB — 3. 1. STEEPLECHASE — 4,3,2. SOFTBALL— 4,3,2,1 . Restate, ay 7w £ RUSHVILLE, ILLINOIS " Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole " — The Hall could be as dark as the first two lines of Invictus, but one could gen- erally detect a faint glow from Denny ' s shower as he strove to keep his lead on that demon 2.5. Although hailing from Rushville, Illinois, and a long line of landsmen, he took to the sea at first sight and received his baptism of salt aboard a rolling destroyer. At sports he excelled in boxing and was a familiar figure in the Brigade ring. Never the red mike Denny was avail- able for dragging Navy Juniors, kid sisters, and rich bricks. He never could understand why his wives wanted to sleep through reveille. BRIGADE BOXING — 4,2,1. $ 536. XHOFk ' Hi 1R.atfc6. ttatHaxe uxnex. fit. GROTON LONG POINT, CONNECTICUT From high school, Ralph came to the Academy where his illusions of parades as things to watch were shattered. During his four year membership in the Brigade, he learned many arts, such as changing uniforms in a matter of seconds. Christmas leave, plebe year, taught him his greatest lesson not to plan for twelve days what would actually take twenty four. He had a narrow escape once, but things worked out fine after he kept the lighter he was going to give her for Christmas. During his stretch here Ralph com- peted in cross country, steeple chase, basketball, academics, and once he made mate of the deck. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2. STEEPLE CHASE 4,3,2. BASKETBALL — 4,3,2. BISCAY, MINNESOTA A product of Minnesota, Charlie came to Navy Tech after spending two years with the Golden gophers. The land of the Ten Thousand Lakes was his pride and joy. Volleyball was Charlie ' s major time consumer of the sports within the walls, and he gave all he had to help his company win the intramural championship. The sub squad counted him as one of its active members during youngster year, but Charlie learned fast and was out of it soon. Academics were never much trouble for him although he worried about them constantly. Charlie ' s easy going attitude made him a wonder- full guy to get along with. In him the Navy has a very capable officer and a true gentleman. TRACK — 4. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY — 4. OIL CITY, PENNSYLVANIA After three semesters at Grove City College, J. L. was well equipped for his years at the Naval Academy. He lost no time in establishing himself as the star man of his company. Following a crack at plebe soccer he played company sports during the remaining time. Feeling more at ease in a class- room than in a physical training drill he found the obstacle course and swim- ming drills a big test each year. Until his second class year he always managed to give a burst of speed to get over the last obstacle with a second to spare. More than once the swimming instructor was ready to come to the rescue but J. L. always made it back to the side. HANDBALL 4,3,2,1. VOLLEYBALL 4,3,2,1. TRIDENT MAGAZINE STAFF 3. VARSITY: SOCCER — 4. 137 £ S r l CARTHAGE, MISSOURI On December 12, 1931, Keith put in his appearance in Parsons, Kansas, and at the age of three he moved to his present home town, Carthage, Missouri. There he attended public school and while a senior in high school, he was bitten by the Navy bug. After receiving his appointment to the Naval Academy, he entered via the college certificate method. This farm boy from the Ozarks appeared at the Naval Academy about 2 o ' clock one rainy night, and from that time on Uncle Sam had him. During his stay here at the Naval Academy, he had many bouts with the academic departments but managed to stay above 2.5. His avid interest in aviation makes him a future flyboy. SWIMMING FOOTBALL — 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. BOONVILLE, INDIANA This happy-go-lucky lad came to the Naval Academy via Indiana University. He never regretted his decision to trade the Cream and Crim- son for the Navy Blue and Gold. John found the books a little bit rough at times, but he plowed on through without looking back. He discovered that he was extremely fond of flying, but the roll of a ship never discomfitted him. He will be happy as long as he is a member of the Naval Service. Though never a ladies ' man, J. E. never suffered from lack of drags. Mov- ies were less expensive and not so tiring. He always claimed that he was standing on the brink of great success; won ' t somebody please push him off! CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 3,2. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. BASKETBALL — 4. SOFTBALL — 3,2,1. BOXING — 2. LOG STAFF — 2,1. PHOTO CLUB — 2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3. VARSITY: BASEBALL 4. READFIELD, MAINE Chester is a boy from the dark, north woods. Hailing from Readfield, Maine, where he was mostly interested in hunting, fishing, and other outside activities. He decided at an early age that Navy life was for him. Im- mediately after high school, he entered the Navy where he served in the submarine service. One of the more fortunate boys in the Fleet, he attended the Academy Prep School at Bainbridge before entering the Academy. An amateur photo bug, Chester could be found in the photo club dark room whenever liberty, duty, cross country, or steeple chase did not call. His major extracurricular interest, however, was in waging a battle of words in intercollegiate debate. His perserverance and abilities assure that his service career will be successful. CROSS COUNTRY — 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE- USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 3,2,1. -4,3. PHOTO CLUB — 4,3,2,1. 138 -s f} zine (?6.arte4 Wtiattecf STEELE, MISSOURI Chuck came to USNA from Swamp East Missouri. His high school days were spent at Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee. Tiger, who made the age limit for entrance to Navy Tech by one day, is the youngest man in ' 54. He was a member of the varsity track team for three years. He made many friends; his ready wit brightened many otherwise dull days during the Dark Ages. He spent his share of weekends dragging. Although he spent a few evenings dodging acquaintances in the darker corners of Dahlgren Hall, he had his share of queens. He could never quite meet the one who could fulfill all his requirements. As a last resort, he relied on the proverb " The Rack Cures all Ills. " CROSS COUNTRY 4. STEEPLE CHASE VARSITY: TRACK 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB- 4,3. fatttea ' pentan 7 Uey CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Jim Wiley was among the favored few from the Windy City, and he seemed to have found a home at the Academy. Almost any afternoon you could wander over to the natatorium, and walking along the edge you might hap- pen to gaze into a niche at the bottom of the pool . There in a small heap under the water, slide rule in hand, Reynold ' s tables and skinny book anchored down, was our middy struggling with those academics. If you could separate him from either the water or the books, he would then be just another com- mon midiot. Jim also does well in navigation whether it be in his favorite media, water, in a yellow peril, or even better yet cruising along that dance floor. The latter was where he belonged. WATER POLO 4,3. SWIMMING — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 2,1. VARSITY: SWIMMING 4,3. £,u pe te 7Za%( t ut TiJct exC CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Willie ' s addition to the class of fifty-four was Chi-town ' s loss and our gain. Willie proved most exasperating to many first class during plebe year because of his sense of humor and individuality. Academics gave him quite a battle at first, but he came out on top every time. He could also be found fighting the eye chart in sick bay and the punching bags over in MacDonough Hall. Boxing was definitely his first love in sports. He liked his wine and song, but he could never quite figure the women out. His easy going personality was often called upon to settle minor skirmishes between his wives. This same quality made him well liked by all who knew him. Willie is a thirty year man and they will surely be thirty successful ones. TRACK 3. CROSSCOUNTRY 4,3. STEEPLE CHASE — 2. ' :s ( ' 5 s »»- ZOLEO SPRINGS, FLORIDA Joe arrived at Navy Tech from the sunny swamps of Florida by way of the Navy Prep School at Newport, Rhode Island. After passing over the obstacle of plebe steam, Joe became a master of ye old slip stick, and earned the title of the Slasher. When Joe takes a little free time away from the books, he can be found holding down the guard position on the batt football squad. Joe is quite the ladies ' man, in fact he has quite the reputation of going after other men ' s ladies. Joe is also known for his keen memory. If you don ' t believe this, just ask him what is written on the plaque under the boiler in the steam lab. LACROSSE — 3,2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. SAILING — 4,3. CROSSCOUNTRY — 4. STEEPLE CHASE— 3,2. HOUSE LIBRARY COMMITTEE — 2,1. BOAT CLUB — 3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 3. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: CREW — 4. FOOTBALL — 4. flames Stwiyte 7(frflt4. $%. MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS In the Navy all his bloomin ' life, Jim was born on the far China Station from whence cometh the much hated term midcoolie. He brought his many talents and red hair to Crabtown via Milton Academy. Far from being a member of the radiator squad, he was quite busy in extracurricular activities and won several numerals in lacrosse besides being a mainstay on the com- pany football team. He also majored in bridge and cribbage during study hours, seldom finding it necessary to interrupt the game to study. He still managed to keep his stars well shined. Jim leaves the Academy with many attributes, but his ambition is sure to bring him success in the service. LZCROSSE — 2,1. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4,3,2,1. VARSITY: LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. RECEPTION COMMITTEE SPLINTER STAFF 3. -3,2. McKEES ROCKS, PENNSYLVANIA After a year at Penn State, Steve was pried away from the hard studies of metallurgy to graze in greener pastures at Navy Tech. Wolf was most famous for having dragged the Brick of the Year one June Week. For several years he was high scorer for the company soccer team. Wolf liked to play golf, or rather he liked to look for golf balls in the woods. On his off afternoons he could be seen splashing about in the pool, practicing for those swimming tests. He did not spend much time studying because he seemed to absorb the knowledge by just looking at the books. With his good nature he will surely get ahead in the Navy. STEEPLE CHASE — 4. VARSITY: SAILING- -4,3. £ 540 ., - " t;; TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA Johnny, or Woody as one might surmise, found his way to the Academy via the perils of university life Florida style. In fact, he was never hesitant to admit he missed the S.A.E. version of a party. Many will remember Johnny, his uke, and the not so quiet strains of " Break Out The Old Silver Goblet. " While at the Academy, Johnny always managed to stay well ahead in his academics and, at the same time, excelled in battalion sports. More than one head will ache with the recollection of his ever ready lacrosse stick. Evidently his southern cirawl had a magnetic attraction over the ladies, for his drags were never lacking in the beauty department. His coolness and clear thinking, together with his good nature, mark him high in the esteem of those who knew him. LACROSSE 4,3,2,1. STEEPLE CHASE DRUM 8. BUGLE CORPS 4,3,2,1. 4,3,2,1. CHOIR 4.3,2,1. " PeucC ?t xyct tyaccny. ALTON, ILLINOIS From the Fleet, Paul entered the Academy via NAPS at Newport, Rhode Island. With ease he fitted into the system here at the seminary. P. F., the way he tells it, was a great trapper in the wilds of Illinois. If his stories were any indication of his ability, Paul Bunyan was a piker by comparison. It was rumored that for the first three years at the Naval Academy he was the biggest supporter of the coffee machine in the sixth wing basement. Paul developed an ability with a lacrosse stick, but was never adverse to hitting the sack just to rest his eyes. Working, playing, or in a bull session, Paul is a good man to have on your team. LACROSSE — 4,3,2,1. CROSS COUNTRY- 3. FOOTBALL — 3,2,1. I tc aid " THccitte %aa PEORIA. ILLINOIS Peoria ' s contribution to the Naval Academy came by way of the Fleet. After two years of Aviation Cadet training and an additional three years on destroyers, Rich ' s plebe year was a breeze. Although academics were not a strain for him, the only time he saw stars was when batting heads on the 150 pound football team. When not in hospital. Rich could be found on the football field or on the cinder track depending on the season. He played the field when dragging, always looking for the girl of his dreams. An out- standing debater at the Naval Academy, Rich will mark time as a line officer while waiting to pick up a gavel as a member of the Judge Advocate Gener- al ' s staff. Here ' s a salute to a fine man and friend. FOOTBALL — 4,3,2,1. BASKETBALL 4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES CLUB — 4. USNA FORENSIC ACTIVITIES — 3,2,1. VARSITY: FOOTBALL 4,2,1. TRACK 4,3,2,1. r,n ,r. INDEX TO EIRST-CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Page G. W. S. Abbey 258 J. M. Adams . 376 S. C. Ager 204 D. M . Agnew, Jr 258 R. J. Akens 376 T. L. Albee, Jr.. 376 P. C. Alecxih . 434 R. J. Alger 204 J. N. Allen, III 204 L. W. Alter, Jr 258 R. C. Alvarado 494 A. J. Ammerman 434 C. N. Ammerman . 434 A. P. Amoruso 377 M. Anacker ... 377 J. H. Anders. 377 C. F. Anderson 435 E. G. Anderson 435 F. B. Anderson, Jr 205 J. F. Anderson 316 J. K. Anderson 378 J. R. Anderson 259 R. A. Anderson 259 W. P. Anderson 435 W. S. Anderson 316 J. C. Andrade 316 M. E. Anglim, Jr 436 J. L. Appel 205 J. T. Artman, Jr 436 T. F. Ascherfeld, Jr 378 A. T. Ashton, II 317 J. F. Austin 378 J. W. Austin 259 R. C. Austin 205 D. Ayers 317 W. M. Bacon 206 T. L. Baird . 260 J. E. Baker . 317 K. J. Ball 379 G. B. Ballard 318 L. D. Ballow 318 J. C. Balogh 494 T. V. Banfield, II 260 T. A. Banta 379 S. J. Barczewski 318 J. J. Barry 436 M. J. Barth, II 260 C. W. Bartholomew. 261 M. G. Basford 261 B. A. Bassett 261 J. P. Bayne 379 D. R. Beal 206 J. L. Beck 319 W. R. Beck 494 A. B. Beckmann, Jr 262 J. F. Bell . . 206 C. L. Bennett 495 T. E. Bentley 319 M. R. Berdan 207 R. L. Berg 207 F. R. Berkhimer 380 R. T. Bermejo 207 R. D. Biederman 437 W. Biggar 262 H. G. Billerbeck 262 R. C. Bilyeu 263 R. E. Birkenmeier , 437 N. H. Bissel 208 B. N. Bittner 319 R. W. Blaes 495 W. A. Boggess . . 380 W. Boiko . . 495 G. T. Bole 208 R. P. Bordone . . 208 G. W. Botbyl . 263 R. T. Boverie 209 D. P. Bowen . . 496 J. W. Boyd, Jr . 209 F. A. Brame, III . . 380 H. W. Brandon 209 J. A. Brashear 381 J. Brendel 263 J. S. Brennan . 496 J. E. Brewer 381 R. L. Brewin . 264 J. C. Bricker . G. A. Brill, Jr R. R. Briner C. H. Brown. G. D. Brown J. T. Brown. . . , R. C. Brown, Jr R. H. Brown R. E. Brubaker E. P. Brummett J. I. Brunell G. A. Buccola J. R. Buchanan R. C. Bunger Page 320 437 438 320 210 264 496 497 264 497 438 320 438 381 J. B. Burcham, Jr 321 R. G. Burke 321 L. Burkhardt, III 321 K. D. Burns 322 R. E. Burns 265 R. F. Burns 497 Wm. E. Burr 210 E. M. Burtis 498 A. L. Byers 382 R. K. Byers 382 M. R. Byington, Jr 498 M. W. Byrd 210 J. C. Cabanillas, II 439 H. A. Caldwell, Jr 322 J. J. Cale, Jr 439 N. P. Callas 439 R. A. Cameron 498 D. S. Campbell, Jr 499 265 382 499 440 211 499 383 322 440 265 383 440 211 323 266 383 266 500 323 266 441 211 384 212 323 384 324 324 J. Coakley, Jr 384 L. I. Cole, Jr. . 500 I. L. Coleman, Jr 212 R. D. Colestock 212 B. H. Collier. 267 F. I. Collins, Jr 385 W. P. Colvin 385 L. S. Coldwell 500 R. G. Conaughton 501 T. W. Conboy 267 R. B. Conklin 501 S. R. Connor 267 D. A. Conrady 441 E. C. Copeland . . 268 J. D. Campbell J. L. Campbell G. Cane . W. A. Cann H. R. Canter F. J. Caroccio, Jr T. A. Carpenter J. H. Carson, Jr J. J. Carson G.M. Carter, Jr A. G. Casey T. C. Casimes J. C. Cassidy C. B. Chapman, III K. D. Chase, Jr R. E. Cherry, Jr R. E. Chidley R. H. Childress G. E. Chisholm, II L. F. Chisholm A. S. Christner, Jr R. J. Chuday H. W. Cianflone F. A. Clark S. V. T. Clark R. F. Clarke A. W. Cliff, Jr I. J. Clune L. Cornell A. R. Correnti J. P. Couillard H. C. Crane G. H. Crawford J. W. Crawford R. P. Crawford 213 213 441 213 214 385 324 Page P. W. Cronk 268 W. H. Croom, Jr 214 J. D. Cummings 386 M. E. Cunningham 386 R. A. Currier 325 T. L. Curry 268 R. L. Cutts 269 B. F. Czaja 442 G. I. Dahl 269 M. M. Daily 214 B. M. Dalla Mura, Jr 215 R. J. Damico 215 J. D. Dancer 502 W. D. Daniels 442 R. G. Davis 443 E. H. Dawson, Jr 269 N. A. Deam 325 C. D. Dean 502 G. G. Dean 325 H. J. Dean 270 D. D. Deem 270 E. P. DeFede 215 J. R. Delaney 270 C. F. DeMos 503 R. L. Dennis 443 W. C. Deppish, Jr 271 J. A. Derrico 326 M. H. Desseyn 271 J. K. Deuel L. M. Dickey R. W. Diehl L. E. DUey J. C. Dilweg P. A. Dollard P. C. Donovan F. J. Dorsey J. E. Dougherty T. J. Downs, Jr G. W. Dozier, Jr C. C. Drenkard J. A. Ducat R. B. Duckett S. M. Dulke G. V. Dunn H. P. Dunn R. E. Dunne J. A. Dunning 387 216 503 503 . . 443 326 . .387 444 216 504 . 271 216 . 444 504 272 326 504 444 387 A. J. Dworsky 272 W. T. Crawford 386 W. A. Creager, Jr 501 K. G. Crompton, Jr 442 W. V. Cronin 502 P. B. Easton G. F. Ebbitt, Jr T. M. Edson . S. S. Eisenhauer R. C. Elder D. W. Elliott F. B. Elsbree E. R. Emerson G. J. Ertlmeier D. W. Ervin E. E. Evans, Jr J. W. Everett . . F. G. Fagan J. P. Fahey W. B. Farrar, Jr T. V. Fekula .... D. E. Ferguson N. P. Ferraro. . K. A. Ferrer P. B. Fiedler, Jr W. B. Fields R. M. Fillerup R. E. Finch D. A. Fitzwilliam R. M. Flaherty W. B. Fletcher, III P. R. Foley D. L. Forbes T. J. Forster J. R. Forte C. G. Foster, Jr J. E. Foster S. R. Foster F. J. Franco, Jr M. Frank 327 217 327 217 388 327 328 328 217 328 272 445 505 505 273 505 273 218 273 329 274 218 445 218 445 388 506 219 388 446 219 219 329 389 446 112 INDEX TO FIRST-CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Pagi I. W. Franks, ]t 220 A. P. Freer, |r 220 W. B. Frick 506 P. B. Friedrichs 389 E. L. Fryberger, fr 329 W. T. Frye 389 T. H. Fugati 506 O. J. Fuka, Jr 446 D. M. Fullani 330 G. M. Gans, Jr 274 R. J. Ganter 2 74 E. A. Garcia 507 G. I. Gard, Jr 330 B. Gardner 390 J. E. Garlitz 275 R. T. Gaskill 220 F. H. Gates, II . 390 H. J. Gaynor 390 D. H. Gehnng 275 R. D. George, Jr 221 J. M. Gerding 275 E. L. Geronime 276 T. C. Gerst 507 R. E. Gibson 447 W. C. Gideon. Jr 507 W. R. Gilmore 447 A. K. Glover, Jr 508 W. R. Glover, II 447 H. A. Glovier, Jr. 391 D. L. Glunt, Jr. 221 E. C. Goodman, Jr. 391 P. T. Gorman 508 P G Graessle 276 D. R. Gramley 508 T. K. Graves 276 B. F. Gray, Jr. 277 W. C. Gray, Jr. 39I T. S. Green, III 330 C. R. Greene, Jr. 392 W. C. Greenlaw . 277 W. E. Greer, III 221 B. R. Greisen 277 R. D. Griffiths 392 P. M. Grover, Jr 509 J. G. Grunwell 278 A. R. Gunion 509 G. W. Gute 222 E. L. Guttenberg . 509 R. S. Haines 392 H. L. Hall 331 R. A. Hall 222 J. D. Halpine 448 L. H. Hamel, III 331 J. L. Hamilton 331 A. L. Hamlin 448 E. E. Hankins 510 M. Z. Hanlon, Jr 393 P. F. Happersett 510 W. W. Hargrave, Jr 222 1 Q Hargrove, III 393 CM. Harms 278 G. T. Harper, Jr 393 W. S. Harris 448 V. P. Hart, Jr 332 R. R Hartley 332 J. A. Harvilla 332 J. F. Harvell 449 R. L. Hatfield 449 D. L. Hatheway 510 J. W Havicon 278 E. E. Hawthorne 449 J. C. Hay 223 W. L. Haygood, Jr 394 J. V. Heaiy 223 G. F. Heinrich 511 A. W. Heiting 511 R. M. Hemings, Jr 279 E. E. Henifin 450 D. M. Hennessee 394 D. L. Henry 333 G. M. Henson 333 R. T. Herres 333 O. A. Herzer 511 D. L. Hess 279 Pagi I. K. Heyward, IV 512 W. C. Hicklin, III . 223 J. N. Hieks, Jr. 224 j. F. Higgins 512 R. J. High 279 L. O. Hilder, Jr. 450 J. J. Hill 512 W. W. Hill 450 O. J. Hines 224 D. R. Hinkle 334 G. S. Hirsch 513 A. Hobbs, Jr. 19 | A E Hochmuth, Jr. . 334 W. B. Hocker 334 E. J Hogan, Jr. 335 T. W. Hogan, Jr 513 W. G. Holland 395 R. G. Hollenbach 451 W. D. Holloman 395 J. P. Holman . 451 W. C. Holman 513 H. C. Holt, IV 335 W. F. Holtz 224 T. J. Hooley .225 W. W. Hoover 335 H. A. Hope, Jr. 225 J. Horner, Jr. 514 C. L. Horowitz 395 S. P. Houghton 280 F. W. Hoy, Jr. 451 J. Hrustich . . 225 T. B. Hudgins 336 M. W. Huffer 280 W. L. Huffman, Jr. 226 F. A. Hull 452 K. E. Hume 280 C. B. Hunter. 226 W. J. Hunter 281 J. S. Hurt 336 T. Huttinger 452 B. Ireland 281 C. M. Isbell . 336 E. H. Jackson, Jr. 337 C. E. Jaco 226 D. C. Jenkins 452 J. T. Jennings 514 R. J. Jermstad, Jr. 281 A. D. Jesser. 514 G. L. Johnson 227 W. J. Johnson 282 E. T. Johnston 227 F. H. Johnston 515 J. V. Jolliff 515 C. S. Jones . 453 J. P. Jones, Jr. 337 R. F. Jones, Jr. 282 W. P. Jones 282 S. W. Jordan 515 J. G. Juergens 396 T. D. Keating . 453 T. S. Keck , , 453 E. S. Kellogg, III 227 R. K. Kelly, Jr. 337 L. R. Kilty 338 L. A. King 228 R. B. King 338 F. H. M. Kinky 338 L. D. Kinney 228 F. J. Kirby 454 M. D. Kirpatnck 454 F. W. Knops. Jr. 454 G. F. Knotts. 228 G. D. Knutkowski 229 J. G. Kohoutek 516 F I Kollmorgen 339 J. P. Koonce 455 G. G. Koops 339 Z. T- Kowalskey, Jr. 455 C. Krahn 455 W. J. Kratt 396 E. G. Krikorian 396 D. S. Kruger 456 J L. Krumwiede 229 Page R .1 Kurth . . 456 P A Laidlaw . 397 W. W. Lam 456 1 F Larro n , 283 E. W. Land, Jr. 339 W. J. Lan 457 R G. Langrind 516 J. J. Law, Jr. 397 T. J. Lawson 397 B. S. Lav 457 J. A. Leach 516 C. W. Learned, Jr. 398 R. Leslie 340 G. N. Leventen 398 D. E. Lewis 340 R. B. Lewis 398 R. E. Lief . . 457 E. W. Lietzan, Jr. 399 C. T. Lightsey 517 J. G. Link 458 P. N. Livingstone . 283 F. R. Lockmiller 399 C. L. Long ... 340 W. E. Lord .341 D. E. Loring 517 P. J. Lovfald, Jr. 229 R. E. Luedker 517 W. R. Lutz 399 J. F. Lvding . . 458 D. M. Lynne .458 P. Lyons 400 R. D. MacArthur 400 R. E. Mack 400 G. F. Mackev . . 459 L. Macleay, jr. 283 R. R. Maestri 401 J. G. Mahorner . 401 M. J. Maltagliati . 518 D. J. Mariscal . 518 J. C. Marshall . 459 J. Taylor Marshall, Jr. . 518 J. Thomas Marshall, Jr. 341 R. R. Marshall 341 E. H. Martin 459 R. T. Martin .342 E. E. Martinez 401 C. L. Master, Jr. 519 K. S. Masterson, Jr. 402 W. A. Mathenv, Jr. 230 F. A. Mathews 519 R. C. May, Jr. . 284 B. C. McCaffree, Jr. 402 R. T. McCaffrey 342 F. J. McCarthy, Jr. 402 G. D. McCarthy » " " L. D. McCarthy 403 P. W. McClellan 403 B. D. McCubbins, Jr. 342 B. D. McCurdy 343 R. F. McDevitt 460 G. A. McElroy . 403 I. C. McFetridge 460 I. F. McGill 343 b. R. McGinnis 284 R. J. McGurk 343 K. M. Mcjunkin, Jr. 230 W. G. McKay 344 G. R. McKee. Jr. 519 I. A. McKenzie, Jr. 344 W. E. McKinstrv 520 K. A. McKmght C. G. McLean 284 S. P. McNallv 344 P. J. S. McNennv . 285 T. D. Meehan 345 R. L Merritt 520 J. E. Merten 404 M. R. Messinger 404 R. C. Metei ■ 285 D. J. Meyer 345 S. J. Michael, Tr. . 461 J. R. Michaels 404 S. P. Michna 345 R. A. Millar, Jr. . 461 543 $ INDEX TO FIRST-CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Page T. H. Millen 405 C. H. Miller, III 461 D. L. Miller 462 J. A. Miller 462 R. B. Miller, Jr 230 R. C. Miller 462 W. C. Miller .405 W. L. Miller .346 D. P. Milnor 285 D. F. Mitchell 405 D. V. Mitchell 286 A. S. Mobley 286 L. F. Moebus 346 K. Montgomery 521 W. J. Montgomery 463 R. W. Montross 346 J. Mook 463 R. L. Moon 231 J. W. Moore 463 R. E. Moore, III 347 T. W. Moore 521 J. P. Morgan 521 W. E. Morgan .522 C. H. Morris 406 E. H. Mortimer, III 522 D. A. Morton 406 K. H. Moyer 522 I. F. Mudd ,464 F. S. Mudgett 347 R. F. Murphy 464 R. G. Murphy 231 T. F. Murray 286 B. A. Mutch, Jr. 347 R. C. Myers 348 H. A. Nagel, Jr. 464 O. W. Nash 287 M. A. Nassr 406 W. C. Neel 348 F. G. Nelson 231 R.W.Nelson 232 W. A. Newsome, Jr. 287 J. E. Newton 232 W. H. Nicholls, Jr. 232 L. C. Niederlander, Jr 465 M. E. Nightengale 287 W. C. Nix 465 C.L.Nobles 407 F. R. Nolan 233 R. C. Oakes 348 C. R. Oberg. 465 W. E. Oberholtzer, III 523 H. T. O ' Brien 407 J. T. O ' Brien 466 W. J. Oldmixon 407 J. J. O ' Leary 233 C. F. Olsen . 349 J. J. Olsen 523 R. M. Olsen 466 R. L. Olson. 408 R. J. O ' Malia 288 P. X. O ' Neill 466 W. A. Orsik 233 L. A. Orsino 408 E. R. Oscarson 288 L. E. Ostrom . 467 J. L. Owens 288 R. G. Padberg 234 E. A. Parent, Jr. 349 E. H. Parker. . 523 G. B. Parks 524 R. E. Parks 289 M. F. Pasztalaniec . 467 J. C. Patrick. . . 408 L. R. Patterson , 524 W. D. Patterson 409 R. A. Pavey 289 R. F. Pavia 524 D. L. Pease. . 349 W. K. Peery. . 234 J. Pepperdine 234 D. J. Perault 409 J. C. Perkins 235 K. A. Peterson 350 K. E. Peterson, Jr. 409 M. A. Peterson, Jr. 410 P. A. Petzrick 467 C. P. Pfarrer, Jr. 235 D. O. Pflugrath 235 C. L. Phillips 525 E. F. Phillips 410 J. D. Phillips 468 M. L. Philpot 525 D. L. Picardat 289 D. Pickard, Jr. 350 R. K. Pierce 525 W. R. Pigott . 468 H. E. Pilcher . .. 468 J. B. Pitman, Jr. 290 D. L. Plank 469 E. M. Poe, Jr. . 236 E. T. Polini, Jr. 290 H. I. Pollack . 469 C. E. Pollard, Jr. 236 R. W. Polsin 236 C. P. Poreda .469 G. W. Post . 290 E. E. Potter 526 C.E.Powell 237 S. P. Prahalis 291 J. A. Prestridge, Jr. 291 G. E. Prochaska. . 526 H. A. Proctor 237 R. C. Proffitt 291 C. R. Prohaska 237 R. J. Prosser 526 T. J. Pruitt 238 J. S. Pustay. . 238 F. E. Pyeatt, III 470 W. R. Quasney 292 W. J. Quinn 527 T. A. Quirk, Jr. 350 D. Raiford 292 L. Ramos 410 R. Ramzy 351 D. Raper 292 R. Raunig 293 R.Ray... 470 Raymond, III 470 R. Read . 351 R. Reardon 351 L. Reasonover, Jr. . 352 K. Redden 352 L. Reddington 471 . Reid 411 G. Reid 352 E. Reisinger . . . 411 E. Reiss . 353 J. Rennell 353 J. Reynolds 527 V. Reynolds , . 293 T. Richards . 353 J. Richter, Jr. 471 B. Ricks 293 R. Ridgway 471 O. Riendeau, Jr. 354 E. Riester F. Rigling . W. Rigterink L. Roach . J. Roach R. Robertson, Jr. R. Robey, Jr. . N. Robinson . H. Rodgers, Jr. . P. Rodriguez B. Rogers W. Rogers D. Rogers . . G. Romaine C. Rose, Jr. E. Rose, Jr. K. Rourke H. Roush, Jr. S. Rowley W. Ruggles D. Runyan G. RU5S 472 354 354 527 411 355 294 238 472 355 294 472 412 528 294 412 355 412 295 528 239 413 Page C. F. Rutherford, Jr. 528 E. J. Sabol, Jr 295 J. Salas 356 W. E. Sampson 529 529 D. R. Sandlin 473 473 529 R. P. Sassone 413 356 R. E. Schlenzig 239 295 R. D. Schoeckert 239 P. V. Schoeffel 413 240 R. P. Schroats 530 W. H. Schulden 414 W. E. Schuler 240 A. M. Schultz 473 356 R. W. Scott 296 W. Schullion, Jr. 414 J. A. Seabloom 240 296 414 T. U. Seigenthaler 241 J. G. Sellers . 357 J. W. Sellers 241 R. M. Sesler . 530 S. J. Shaffran 357 J. J. Shanaghan 530 E. R. Shannon 415 W. B. Shaw, Jr. 531 O. V. Shearer, Jr 296 R. K. Sheehan 415 C. I. Shelton 415 R. G. Shields 357 P. Shimek, Jr. 531 M. K. Shipley 474 H. E. Shore, Jr. 297 C. W. Shorey . . 474 L. A. Shumaker 297 E. A. Shuman, III 297 416 T. U. Sisson, Jr 358 A. D. Size 531 P. Skarlatos 298 F. A. Slattery 358 P. S. Slawson 416 A. A. Slepicka 416 R. L. Smidt 417 W. W. Smila 241 A. Smith, III 417 C. N. D. Smith 417 D. G. Smith 474 E. T. Smith 242 G. T. Smith 475 I. L. Smith 532 T. B. Smith 358 J. R. Smith, Jr. 532 L. D. Smith 242 R. C. Snavely 298 L. H. Snider 359 E. C. Snyder, Jr. 418 W. G. Soden 359 R. C. Soderholm 418 M. S. Soltys 242 C. J. Soreco 418 C. A. Sorenson 475 J. V. D. Southworth, Jr. 419 532 533 533 K. E. Stanley 419 T. D. Steadman 419 C. E. Steel 475 F. X. Steele 476 J. C. Steele 476 M. J. Stefanelli 243 F C Stelter, III 298 533 420 420 W. R. Stickling 299 N. H. Stockel 243 £ 544 INDEX TO FIRST-CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Pagi M.J. St. .ii.l 534 B. F. Storck 476 J. Strachan 299 J. T. Stradei 534 P D Snoop, fr. 243 T. B. Sutherland 299 S. R. Swanson 477 H. J. Sweel 244 G. E. Swenson 300 A. R. Switzei 359 H. Taffet 300 E. H. Tandy, Jr. 477 J. F. T.ii. 244 E. F. Tatum, Jr. 360 A. C. Taylor. 477 C. H. Ta loi 534 T. C. Taylor 535 E. R. T, rrj 360 R. H. Thalman 360 C. W. Thomas 361 R. R. Thomley 535 R. L. Thompson 244 M. Z. Thornton 300 N. R. Thunman 535 W. E. Thurman 245 H. E. Tibbetts 245 E. C. Tipshus 245 A. A. Tisdale 361 R. G. Tolg, Jr. 536 J. F. Topping 301 A. R. Trautmann 361 P. E. Treagy, Jr 362 H. D. Trenham 536 G. A. Trevors 420 D. R. Trone 536 R. A. Turner, Jr 537 D. M. Ulmer 301 Pag. C. H. Ulrit h 537 E. J. Uzdavines 421 A. L. Van Ausdal 478 A. A. Varbedian, |. 421 E. J. Vaughan, h 537 J. L. Vaughan, Jr 301 K | Vaverka 178 V. L. Vierbickj 302 V. P. Viglino 478 P. J. Vogelbergi : . |i I , " ' » J. F. Volpom 362 J. E. Wagner 362 B. R. Walker 302 E. K. Walker, Jr 302 K. L. Walker 538 W. R. Walker 479 D. L. Wall ... . 246 D. Walsh 421 H. T. Walsh, fi 479 ]. A. Walsh, Jr 480 C. L. Ward, Jr 480 D. P. Watkins 480 H. B. Watkins, Jr 363 R. M. Watson 481 T. C. Watson, Jr 246 T. P. Watson 246 H. N. Webb 422 J. E. Wells 538 P. M. Wells 303 T. C. Wells 363 M. H. Werness 247 D. W. West 303 C. E. Wevmouth. Jr 538 J. C. Whatlev 539 C. G Wheeler 422 E. F. Whipple. Jr 481 D. J. White 303 J. A, Wlai. 4K1 W. A. Whit. 122 I B Wlni. ii- id 363 R. R. Wight ! i I B. Wildman 247 J. F. Wiley 539 E. N. Will, it 539 D. M. Wilford 482 J. B. Williams m R. O. Williams 104 J. S. Willis, Ir 140 R. R. Wilm. . 164 K. B. Wilson R. D. Wilson 482 E. W. Win. 11. . |i 304 S. W. Wolfgang ,10 F. L. Wood . 364 H. D. Wood 248 L. G. Wood, Jr 482 N. T. Wood 304 B. J. Wooden 4 23 F. W. M. Woodrow, fr 305 T. L. Woodward 541 J. R. Wright 364 K. D. Wright 483 P. B. Wyrkoff 305 P. Yadlowskv 483 R. P. Yantis 4 23 L. D. Yarger 248 W. J. Yeager 248 H. L. Young 305 P. F. Young 541 J. J Zable 365 G V. Zeberlein, Jr 484 D. B. Zelten 365 J. S. Zimmerman 484 R M. Zook 541 545 $ A Salute to the Advertisers I take this opportunity to thank each of the adver- tising firms within the following pages for the major role they have played in the production of the 1954 Lucky Bag. We of the staff have worked together to produce what we hope will be an outstanding annual, but no amount of hard work could produce such a book without the whole-hearted support of the advertisers. 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In flight, both manual and automatic recordings are made of con- ditions encountered during the final 500 feet of descent. ■ On the ground, trained observers report what they see, and monitor auto- matic instruments which measure ceiling and visibility conditions existing in the runway approach zone. Synchronized and analyzed, these records reveal the accuracy of the instruments and establish a wealth of information so pilots will know what weather to expect along the line of descent. ■ Because of its main years of experi- ence in low ceiling approaches. Sperry was selected by the government to make the weather measurement study. 1 Ins project is typical of the exacting flight research which is continuous at Sperry- llight research not onlj to perfect Sperry instruments and controls, but to advance the operational efficiency of both com- mercial and militar) aircraft. moscopf com paw , GREAT NECK- 567 .f. Today ' s Chesterfield is the I Best Cigarette Ever Made! 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This " defense in depth " discourages pitting and rapid penetration, and keeps wrought iron on the job longer, at lower cost per year. These slag fibers help in other important ways, too. They anchor the initial protective scale, which shields the underlying metal just as a scab protects a wound. They benefit welding because they provide their own flux in electric arc, acetylene torch, and forge fire methods. And they give wrought iron special resistance to fatigue and vibration because of their fiberous qualities. As you can see, no other metal duplicates the nature and composition of wrought iron ... so, no other metal duplicates the resulting service advantages. Write for our bulletin, Wrought Iron for Marine Applications. A. M. Byers Co. • Clark Building • Pittsburgh 22, Pa. 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SPRRGUE ELECTRIC COMPANY North Adams, Massachusetts MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS £ 578 II LUe mokfi mibwk ion. ewiytiwiq ikatiVw Minneapolis-Honeywell, first in controls for over 65 years, has a complete line of control equipment for the aircraft industry: • AUTOMATIC PILOTS • FUEL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS • JET ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS • PRECISION GYROS • REMOTE POSITIONING SYSTEMS • VALVES AND SWITCHES • ACTUATORS AND AMPLIFIERS + PRESSURE TIGH T CONNECTORS In autopilots alone, we have supplied the industry with over 40,000 units more than any other manufacturer in the world. H 2600 RIDGWAY ROAD, MINNEAPOLIS 13, MINN. Honeywell Aeronautical Division TO THE CLASS OF 1954: Heavy responsibil ties will be placed on the broad should ers of you young men about to graduate. . are confident that you will discharge your dul ies in keeping wi th the high standards of the Naval Academy and the Naval Service. Howard A. Flanigan Rear dmiral. U. 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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. ( iood luck! T. Preparation for brazing M MHH ! llSki 3. Fitting is healed 4. Both tube and fitting heated WALWORTH valves and fittings 60 EAST 42nd STREET. NEW YORK 17, N. Y. Distributors in Principal Centers Throughout the World TO THE YOUNG NAVAL OFFICERS OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1954: You Embark on Your Naval Career with the Best Wishes MALPASS Construction Co. Inc, CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEKRS 1109 EAST INDIAN RIVKR ROAD NORFOLK 6, VIRGINIA $ 580 vL BEST ISIIKS TO INK CLASS OF 1954 Flanigan, Lo eland Tanker Co,, Inc. Operators of Ocean- Going Tankers rom the early torpedo boats down to the new U. S. S. Dealey DE 1006, each class of Bath- built ships has been a distinct advancement in naval construction. 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Inquiries invited Bailey, Banks Biddle 120 Years of Quality Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers Chestnul Streel al 16th PHILADELPHIA I. PA. VPOLIS Carvel Hall, Room 7 MASTERCRAFT PLASTICS CO., Inc. " Over a Quarter Century of Manufacturing Dependability " FABRICATORS EXTRUDERS MOLDERS MANUFACTURERS Plastic (terns :m l Parts Manufactured i Government r Civilian Specifications CANOPIES RADOMES CARDHOLDERS BEARINGS FROM PLEXIGLAS FIBREGLAS ACETATE BAKELITE PHENOLICS 95-01 L50th STREET JAMAICA 35, N. Y .21 .?. ANNAPOLIS THEATRES Presenting the BEST in Motion Pictures Direction. F. II. Durkee Enterprises Annapolis, Maryland DAVID 0. COLBURN, Resident Manager County Trust Company of Maryland Resources Exceed ins $ 6 1 .0 . . MEMBER: The Federal Reserve System The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and General Depository for The Treasurer of the ! nited Slates APPRECIATE K OF NAVY BUSINESS CHURCH CIRCLE GLOUCESTER STREET ANNAPOLIS, MD. Dollar for Dollar You Can ' t Beat PONTIAC " sk the Previous Class MARBERT MOTORS, INC. 261 West Street Annapolis. Md. PHONE COlonial 3-2335 Suburban Club I Ginger Ale ' •■« Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Annapolis Suburban Club Carbonated Beverage Co., Inc. [dmiral ' s Drive at WestSL, [nnapolis, Mil. $ 62 For main years most hermetic seals were channeled into special purpose applications tor components used under extremes of climatic conditions. Because they have increased the working life of so man) controls no matter what the operating difficulties were, their use has grown apace lr ¥ " for want of a Nail the Shoe was lost, for want of a Shoe the Horse was lost Hfr HERMETIC SEAL PRODUCTS CO. has always been the pioneer in this greatly expanding new activity. They have had a substantial head start in C-V developing new mass production meth- S ods and techniques and can now offer glass-metal seals for applications that were never j(Z before possible. Costs have been ' § lity, 1 ' dropped as much as 50% in the past 3 years. There are now sub- stantial economies inherent in ( vtK ,ne appli- cation of hermetic seals to the -— production of rectifiers; relays; communication components; geological fTJTK equipment; aircraft and air- port instru- %fJJJ J ments; frequency control Xl T; ' - ' devices; hearing , K Y _ aids; switches; resistors; transistors; ,$ £? germanium products; coils; radio VJ , ar| d TV parts; transformers; and other related parts. In addition to the present lower cost of hermetic seals, there are also many other advantages that will be derived from their use. Less expensive parts that will still perform with maximum efficiency may be used in enclo- sures because entire units can be completely 1 protected . . . sealed in by P ) glass-metal " headers. If you are interested in the applications of hermetic seals, write for additional information. Should a particular problem be in- volved, please send along details for specific assistance by HERMETIC ' s engineering staff FIRST AND FOREMOST IN MINIATURIZATION HERMETIC SEAL PRODUCTS CO. 41 South Sixth Street, Newark 7, N. J. for want of a valve trie truck was lost... What is your single most important consideration in the pro- curement of replacement spare parts for trucks and military vehicles ' ? Without a doubt it must be the guaranteed delivery of your COMPLETE order on schedule and at lowest possible costs. Just think it over: all the money you invest in an order which is not delivered IN FULL is wasted, because failure to acquire a single gear or special bolt or valve prevents you from putting your trucks or tanks into running condition. Today, many of the spare parts you require are no longer available in surplus, and likewise are not in production by the original manufacturer. In order to be fully able to meet ALL your requirements, a company must manufacture many of the spare parts needed. Such a company must have a specialized engineering staff, vast manufacturing facilities and huge financial resources. ; this regard, Northwestern Auto Parts Company stands alone. Lor over 36 years. Northwestern has specialized in supplying hard-to-get parts for trucks and military vehicles. We have anticipated the day when surplus stores would be depleted, and to that end we have assembled the world ' s largest engi- neering, manufacturing and research organization for the specialized production of spare parts for military vehicles. We urge you to compare our facilities, our resources, and, above all, our record of performance. We are prepared to post a surety bond guaranteeing payment of penalties against failure to deliver all parts of any order we accept. Investigate thoroughly and then judge for yourself the truth of our broad but completely valid claim: Northwestern Auto Parts Company is the world ' s largest and best source for replacement spare parts for military vehicles. Write for our new, fully illustrated brochure which portrays the entire Northwestern Auto Parts Company organization and facilities. Northwestern Auto Parts Co. 623 $ caLamandiE iLk± } NC. Manufacturer of Modern and Historical Fabrics • ■ ■ ■ - ' " ■ i? X S % -i . 7 Co " PHARMACEUTICALS y ,C % 7 7 y ■ h N " £■ -fr - • -fr -fr To f »f Naval Academy Graduating CUiss: ( In the broad shoulders of u young men about to graduate from t lie Naval Academy lies a heavy responsibility. We feel confident that you will perform your duty in keeping with the high stand- ard of the Naval Academy and the best traditions of the Naval Service. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. NUTLEY 10, NEW JERSEY COM PLI MEMS of an V L I M N U S $ 621 DESIGNERS M) BUILDERS OF PRODUCTS FOR PRECISION IM)l STRIES KOl M THE WOULD lutomatic Pilol and High) Path Control Equipmenl • Urplane and Engine Instruments • Flight and Navigation Instruments • Power Supplj Equipmenl • ii Pressurization and Ice Elimination Equip- mriii • Engine Starting Equipmenl • Oxygen Equipmenl • ir Turbine Driven Accessories • Precision Components l " i Servomechanism and Computing Equipment • Kbundrj Products. I Division of BENDIX I I ION CORPORATION IYi.rlM.ro. New Jersej for large-run stampings . . . call on Mullins! FOR over fiftj years. Mullins experts have been converting some of ' In ii H i t complex Forgings and castings into metal stampings . . . from n ashing machine tubs to truck assemblies. from tractors to kitchen ink The n-iitt in every ease li. ' i- been lowered eosts. faster proihie- tion. lighter-weight products and refinement of product design. Even when it appears that there is no plaec for stamping-, in large-run parts... even when stampings are already used... a talk with Mullins maj easily mean a major step forward in production processes. Just phone or write — MULLINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION SALEM OHIO Design engineering service • Large pressed metal parls Porcelain-enameled products Jlulliny SERVING THE U.S. NAVY FOR OVER 36 YEARS with QUALITY AND PRECISION ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS INSTRUMENTS • CONTROLS CORPORATION BROOKLYN, N. Y. • G A R D EN C IT Y, N. Y. Subsidiary of AMERICAN BOSCH CORPORATION .■ " ' -, R-K SOLENOID TRIP VALVES ? Three-W ;i as show 11 for Fresh Water Distilling Plants 3? ?i Other Types for Fuel lil ;m l Steam Service Ruggles Klingemann Mfg. Company ( % Main Office and Works Salem, Mass. lr-yt Sales Office 1 LO Tremonl St. w BOSTON, M VSS. 625 rf. (Ifflli ' liifll A STORY WORTHY OF THE NATION ' S CAPITAL WASHINGTON, D. C. CHEVY CHASE, MD. ALEXANDRIA, VA. 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Toledo 1, Ohio SALUTES THE CLASS OF ' 54 i2 ( ) .£ mw- 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. Whenshiphoard radar shows enemy homhers approaching, the Douglas Skyray streaks up and hovers — to keep them from hitting vital tar- gets. On spotting the enemy, Skvray slashes down at terrific speed — spitting a stream of bullets, and rockets. et, despite its tremendous speed, Skyray ' s radical swept-hack wings can hring it in slow, 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. Depend on DOUG LA S First in Aviation £ 630 II T he GUN that salutes the greatest age off progress... n.l lli - world " , tli ?ssful elec ticalcatho ,ries, »ill tube .. Hi EKE " the shot heard firing of the Brsl sui I he Brsl commercially pri at the Du Mont Laboratories, will ech end of inn.-. For that gun of science, devised by Dr. Allen 1!. Du Mont, gave vision to a new age. [ts beam of electrons could portray a picture of almost any thing or action, visible or invisible, great or infinitely small. And the new tube could reproduce that picture at alums! any distance! THE ELECTRON GUN. developed DuMont, pioneers the telectronic c free 40-poge booklet, " THE STORY OF TELEVISION " B. DuMon. Lob ( , 750 Bloomfield Ave. Clifton. N. J. Here was a new tool of limitless profit for busi- ess, industry, science and national defense. II mil. I be used, as in the Du Mont cathode-ray scillograph, for instantaneous measurements, ccurate to hundred-millionths of a second, For pre- ision production or scientific research. Il could also be used for such " impossible " tasks as re te control of the atomic pile... achieved by 3-dimensional television, pioneered by Du Mont in L950! Ami of course modern popular television, ac- complished through this Du Mont electron gun, has already changed the habits of millions. II is still a young in.lusi ry! I u Mon1 pro- duced the first all-electronic home television in L938. . . the Brsl self- focusingtubeinl951!AndDuMonl vision is continuously " first with tin finest " in television advances. ow what of voiir future. . . and of Du Mont ' s . . . in this " telectronic age " ? The future of telectronics is open- ing quickly, with Du Mont de- velopments leading the way. Imagine completely automatic factories, operated by remote telec- tronic controls! Picture telectronic operation of complex railway and communications systems! Think of better medical research and diagnosis, through telectronic measurement! All are made pos- sible hi new instruments. And in national defense too... from airborne radar, sonar and 1. ir.-iii to guided missiles . . . see t he astonishing future of telectronics a the future of our security. Now DuMont, the most respect- ed name in lei. •vision, is winning increasing stature in all fields of telect ronics . . . Ielevisi.ui receivers and broadcasting equipment, tel- ectronic instruments and tubes, television network, government service. Thai is why the Du Moni plant capacity has increased from 299, U9 square feet in l946to 1,055,- ;. " ; squan et in 19531 VISION IS THE DUMONT DIMENSION RESEARCH r fttj CATHODE RAY DIVISION ' : ' . «- TUBE DIVISION McL NETWORK DIVISION a COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS DIVISION First with the Finest in Television 631 £ Holley Carburetor Company Ma n ufac t »i rers of Automotive anil Aviation Accessories VANCOUVER AVENUE AND P.M.R.R. DETROIT I, MICHIGAN Phone: Tvler 4-1500 MARTIN-PARRY CORPORATION TOLEDO, OHIO Main Plant METAL PARTITIONS REXAIR VACUUM CLEANERS BOAT INTERIORS £ 632 WHEN A WARTIME SOVIET MISSION capitalist bosses 1 cars! " No one co Rouge plant, on ce him that tins il the ( ommissars looked at the enormous parking lot and sneered: " h! Tin reat sea of automobiles belonged to the 60,000 Ford workers " I the Rouge How the $5 Day changed the world Bu:k in tlic days of the sixty-hour week, most workers walked home on tired logs. The average day ' s pay in industry generall) was SI. 75. Times were poor, late in 1913. Many industries were in depression. Then on New j ear ' s morning, 1914, Henry Ford called his executives together in a room in the Highland Park plant. For years Ford had figured out sums and engine sketches on wood shingles that he picked up in the shop — bul now t here was a hig improvement: a large wall blackboard. He wrol i the board the minimum Ford wage standards: $2.3 I for a nine- hour day. He to 1 down the chalk and said: Figure i ut how much more we can give cur men. " The Ford executives worked all day, cautiousl) adding 25 and then another 2. c. Ever) so often Ford walked back in. said: " No! ei gh, " and walked out. Finall) they had more than doubled the basic pa) - -up to S 1.80 a da) . ( me man snapped: " h don ' t you make ii $5 a da) and bust the company right? " " line. " said Henry lord. " e ' ll do that. " Tin- Master Mechanic of Detroit was not being foolishly generous. He had a solid philosophy which he wanted to dramatize. He believed that men did hitler work in shorter hours; he be- lieved that if they had more money they could buy more things, ami one oi the things the) wen- sure to bu) was an automobile. History shows his intelligent selfishness paid off. The news broke on the morning of January 6 — and the working-man ' s world was changed forever. The new minimum wage, " even for the worker who sweeps the Boor " would be $5 a day: and for the first time in histor) the working-day was to be fixed at eight hours. This was thunderboll news — one of the greal news stories of all time. That ver) da) workmen all over the 1 nited States kissed their wives good-bye and promised to send for them. Cotton- PICTURE of Henry Ford, 50, taken in 1013; two weeks before he announced the S3 Day. pickers headed mirth: Serbians rushed to apply for American passports, Ger- mans headed lor the i locks in Hamburg. Most newspaper editors thought Henry Ford was crazy. Clergymen around the world blessed llenn Ford. The $5 Day was trul) one of the greal milestones on the Vmericarj Road. To the ideals of that great pathway, sym- bolizing an endless search for prog- ress, the Ford Motor Compan) has dedicated itself. Ford Motor Company FORD • LINCOLN • MERCURY CARS • FORD TRUCKS AMD TRACTORS 633 ■■BMIMHIMHM BEST WISHES lo the CLASS OF 1954 ROBERT A. SHIELDS Severn School Sl. KR PVHK, Ml). .4 Country Boarding School for Boys, on the Severn River Near Annapolis Primus CUSTOM NAVAL • AIR FORCE • MARINE I MIFORMS Tailors to the Trade for over 30 years 27 Maryland Avenue Vnnapolis, Md. Phone COloni i. ' ■ ' - ' ■ ' II) 1 Best ishes and Good Fortune to the Class of ' 54 J. E. (JIMMY) WASHINGTON Annapolis Representative PAN-AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. i; ORLEANS, LA. Innapolis Office i ' . i el Hall Norfolk Office Duke and York Bldg. be broad shoulders of you young men about to graduate from the Naval Academy lies a beavy responsibility. 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