ARMY & NAVY: Officer of the Day

John Husted tried three times to get into the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Best he could manage was a job on a passenger ship as a yeoman, the maritime equivalent of a male stenographer. Then he got a job in a shipyard, a wife, an apartment in Manhattan. When 29 ships and 10,000 officers & men of the U. S. Navy hove in for the World's Fair last fortnight, ex-Yeoman Husted took out his faded blue uniform, adorned it with new buttons, new stripes. By a kind of wishful magic familiar to more men than would ever admit...

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