Jimminy Crickets ! TIME, please do not let a smart-alecky "future admiral" take you for a sea jaunt [TIME, Feb. 21]. "W. T. Door"water-tight door in seagoing jargon. . . .
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Seaman Second Class
U. S. S. Seattle
Brooklyn, N. Y.
You printed a letter from a midshipman signed "W. T. Door." You may be interested to know that this is a pseudonym, equivalent to the civilian's "John Doe." It is taken from the marking found frequently on ship's doors, meaning "watertight door."...