Plebe Summer Infantry

October 1935
The entering plebe is given four infantry drills of 11 hours each per week. He usually spends twelve of these periods in preliminary phases before going to his company for ...

Athletic Training at the Naval Academy

By Walter Aamold, Athletic Coaching Staff, U. S. Naval Academy
October 1935
Among the many sterling qualities that place the United States Naval Academy to the fore as an educational institution must be counted the course in physical training and athletics. Perhaps ...

Healthy Minds in Healthy Bodies

By Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy
October 1935
The new plebe midshipmen lay on their stomachs on the floor of the gymnasium, rhythmically pushing their rigid bodies up and down to the staccato count of the instructor conducting ...

Midshipman Cruises

By Midshipman K. W. Patrick, U. S. Navy
October 1935
Graduation morning, with its snake dancing and cap throwing, bringing to a climax all the color of June Week, marks for the graduating class the end of midshipman careers, but ...

Extra-Curricular Activities

By Midshipman E. A. Grantham, U. S. Navy
October 1935
Extra-curricular activities at the Naval Academy serve the double purpose of affording midshipmen valuable recreation and of giving them an added outlet for their energies and talents other than those ...

A Midshipman's Day

By Midshipman W. H. Keen, U. S. Navy
October 1935
0630 (Up Betimes).—Ho, hum! Sixteen hours before I hit the hay again. Oh, boy! How I love to caulk off! Out of bed. Toss the covers over the foot. Throw ...

Navy Life Begins

By Lieutenant E. M. Eller, U. S. Navy
October 1935
"A gentleman by the Act of Congress!""Yes?" I looked inquiringly, half in amusement, half in curiosity, at the boy who had spoken to me. He was short and stocky and ...

Annapolis, Mother of Navy Men

By Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy
October 1935
"Carry yo' bag, Suh?" I looked down from the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis trolley into the shining black face of a small negro boy. It was a hot August afternoon, ...

Officers and Gentlemen in the Making

By Carroll S. Alden, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy Head of Department of English and History
October 1935
The Naval Academy has experienced changes in organization and curriculum during its long span of life, almost as marked as the changes in buildings and grounds. But although the regiment ...

Drum and Bugle Corps

By Midshipman E. A. Grantham, U. S. Navy
October 1935
It is felt by many that the order reproduced below has been the cause of the formation of the drum and bugle corps in that it was further decided that ...

Naval Academy Cheers and Songs

October 1935
It is not only at football games that midshipmen make the welkin ring with their yells. Throughout the four years at the Academy and on the practice cruises giving voice ...

The Departments

October 1935
Editor's Note.—The historical sketches of the Departments have been furnished by officers in these Departments. The Naval Institute is indebted to them, individually and collectively, for their research which enables ...

The First Academic Staff

October 1935
The early success of the United States Naval Academy and the constant effort to attain higher standards, that has continued to this date, are in a large measure due to ...

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