NAVY: Broad Stripes for Mustangs

White-haired, square-prowed Rear Admiral Chester William Nimitz, sitting with the House Naval Affairs Committee few weeks ago, took a look at the naval horizon through a seaman's spyglass. "Probably many of the Admirals of the future," said the Navy's Chief of the Bureau of Navigation (personnel boss), "will never have been to Annapolis." Committee members found this wild prophecy just funny. Since 1900 there have been no more than four officers of flag rank who were not Annapolis graduates: since 1914 not a single one.

But Admiral Nimitz probably had the laugh...

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