It is unlikely that the problem of finding new interests to absorb the increased leisure of a changing economic world will ever be a serious requirement of naval life. However, the desirability of having a hobby has always existed for the members of a profession which not only exacts long hours of clear thinking during the routine activities of our fleet, but which requires the utmost imagination in planning the ability of that fleet to meet successfully any problem that the future may present. Such an intensive life, coupled with the fact that one lives in a room no larger than the old- fashioned clothespress, makes some definite form of relaxation a necessity to mental equilibrium.
Ship-Model Building as a Naval Officer's Hobby
By Lieutenant Alan R. McCracken, U. S. Navy