-:- The Lucky Bag -:-
Navy Supply Corps Midshipmen Officers School
A "Social Committee" to meet the demands of what is promising to be a gruelling, but-we-leve-it-after-dark season, has now been elected by the battalion. The election conclave had many of the aspects and all of the noise of a big-time affair. Pryor, Diano and Jaffa will hold the billets of President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer respectively. Said each of the office holders after his success,--Pryor, "Well, I'll be damned." Diano, "My dear, devoted and loyal constituents--" (Throw him out! Throw him out!--His devoted constituents shouted.) Jaffa--"Now boys, I want to see all the money for those bills paid promptly." So do we!
This corner would like to recommend that a place in the future plans of the above committee be given to a "Pops" night at Symphony Hall--long a Boston and a Harvard tradition. It would be fine if the entire ship's company could attend en masse--in couples of course. Why waste a shore leave?
This coming shore leave promises to be a big one. Indications point for a capacity crowd at the Regimental Informal at the Statler on Saturday. Hank Cornelius promises to be on hand, even if it means forgetting his vow to solve the Wopeco Co. case and or die.
Our first battalion inspection is now behind us. (O.K. Mac, you can breathe out now.) Many new and interesting things were discovered. 1. Shoes can actually be shined by polishing. 2. That is a whisker on the foremost outcropping of your chin. Lt. Salmon said it was. 3. Ties and trousers are not to be worn at half-mast even if your Aunt Bessle did die.
At a recent faculty dinner for Midshipmen, Don Higgins, the Iowan, had his friends impressed until he emerged from the keyboard and the player piano kept merrily on ... Chase Hall's Cast of Characters No. 2: James Devers. Devers halls from the city of brotherly love and has endeared himself to the men in his company one command by such tricks as bringing them to a smart attention, and shouting "April Fool" when the Professor didn't show ... Does anyone know why Gordon Johnson keeps a pigeon on his bureau? ... And if the swing rendition of taps on the ocarina in C Entry Chase has you puzzled, blame it on Kelly Hunt, pride of the Lone Star State...