The Naval Radio Training School at the Cruft Laboratory was paid a formal visit by Captain William R. Rush, commandant of the Charlestown Navy Yard, and his staff yesterday forenoon. The visit which had been postponed from Tuesday morning on account of rain was the first formal inspection of this branch station of the navy yard by the commandant. The members of Captain Rush's staff in the party included Captain A. H. Robertson, chief of staff, Commander R. deB. Hasbrouck, Lieutenant E. G. Blakeslee, and Lieutenant Robert W. Emmons, 2d, '95, aide.
Captain Rush and his escort were greeted by President Lowell, Professor G. W. Pierce, Ph.D. '99, director of the Cruft Laboratory, and F. W. Hunnewell, 2d, '02, Secretary to the Corporation, upon their arrival at Pierce Hall where the Signal Corps recruits are housed. After reviewing the members of the radio school, some 110 strong, in uniform, the visitors, accompanied by the University officials, inspected the sleeping quarters and classrooms in Pierce Hall, and the equipment and classrooms in the Cruft Laboratory. A detail from the United States Marine Corps, under command of Captain J. A. Adams, which served as an escort to the party was drawn up on the lawn in front of Pierce Hall. The Marine Corps band played at intervals during the inspection which lasted about an hour.
H. B. Kent, commander of the school, and the executive officer, B. J. Leonard, both attached to the Charlestown Navy Yard, explained the work of the students. The men have been at work for nearly a month and have made great progress in the mastering of the study of wireless.