SUPPLY CORPS WILL HOLD 800
Lt. Comdr. Hesser Chosen As New Executive Officer
Assuming his new post as head of the Naval Supply School here, Lieutenant Commander Frederic W. Hesser revealed plans to enlarge the enrollment to 800 men as well as revise the accomodations and eating facilities at the Business School.
Hesser, who was called from active sea duty to Cambridge, replaces Lieutenant Commander Ernest C. Collins, who returns to duty. The new supply school chief is a product of the Navy's supply training system, having spent three years at the Business School here as well as two years at both the Army Industrial School and Bureau of Supplies and Accounting in Washington.
A veteran of seven years' service in both the Pacific and Caribbean areas, Hessler emphasized the importance of active service of all members of the Corps. He stated that over 1100 men have been graduated from the Harvard supply school to enter active service and that 250 more at the Business School hold reserve commissions that will place them in training following graduation from the regular Business School course.
Claiming that no serious faults in the supply school's organization have been detected up to the present time, Hesser predicted no drastic change in personnel or of procedure. But, he added, increased enrollment will complicate the plan originally set up which comfortably housed the 450 men.
Rooming Plans Changed
The new head claimed that men will be added to rooms now occupied by either two or three trainees, and that other efforts will be made to find lodging for the remaining number.
In addition to expanding rooming facilities for students of the Naval Training Schools, dining hall facilities must also be expanded to meet the needs of the new and larger group.