MANNERS & MORALS: The Captain & the Sweeper


Every comely stenographer on the Navy's Quonset Point Air Station near Providence had been acting a little skittish lately. The reason was the big, annual all-station ball for the base's 3,900 sailors and civilian personnel. This year, the big feature was the election of "Miss Quonset Point." The triumphant queen was to be crowned at the ball; the commandant would escort her in the grand march. Everyone who bought a ticket got a vote, and sales were brisk.

Last week, when the returns were in, the committee found that 1949's...

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