COAST GUARD: To Guard: To Protect

A gimlet-eyed, barrel-chested Coast Guard commander boarded the Streamliner in Los Angeles last week and left behind a list of legends that would do credit to the crustiest admiral. After two and a half years as the colorfully efficient guardian of the vital port of Los Angeles, 46-year-old Commander Frank David Higbee had a new assignment where he would undoubtedly originate more forecastle tales. With him he carried the thanks of Mayor Fletcher Bowron and a scroll from his enlisted men: "Just blow that whistle from Greenland's icy mountain to India's coral strand and there won't be a man...

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