It is a busy day on a cargo transport in San Diego late in January and the deck winches are swinging out cargo a merry rate.
Outside the Captain’s cabin are heard footsteps slowly approaching and a snatch a song that sounds like “A Long Long Trail a Winding,” but as the hum grows volume it is distinctly heard to be “A Long Long Trail to Hawaii.”
The Exec enters with some papers in his hand. “Will you look at this Captain? Now I’ve been reading about this trailer craze sweeping the country and I’ve been looking them up, for when I go ashore next summer the wife and boys . . . .”
“Well, Pete, what have trailers got to do with the morning mail, the transportation service, or this particular Navy?” is the interruption, for it is well known that the Exec has had long service in this type of ship, getting to see his family about once every six months, and we are too busy this morning to listen to plans for investigating the progress of trailer evolution. The Exec can hardly wait, and he warms to his subject.