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erchant Marine *
Naval science is an important part of the course, for the graduates must know how to aid in the defense of mer chant ships in wartime. They hold ap pointments as midshipmen in the Naval Reserve while under training, and are eligible on graduation for commissions as ensigns in the Naval Reserve. The academy centers around • Wiley Hall, the original mansion of the estate. On one side stand the new stone dormi tories and classroom buildings in a wide quadrangle. A sunken garden leads to the center ol the quadrangle, where stands a flag pole believed to be the tallest single staffed pole in the world. The pool of the sea goddess Amphitrite also is located here, and into it cadets toss coins be fore examinations for good luck. Behind Wiley Hall a wide lawn, broken only by a mounted ship's gun and a swimming pool, slopes down to the sound. At the water's edge the academy's small training craft are berthed. At Mallory Pier are two large ships, one the 1873 square-rigger Emery Rice, now' a mu seum ship, and the other a modern AKA assault cargo ship. Proud" of his command is Rear Ad miral Richard R. McNulty, U. S. M. S. the superintendent. ‘Although Annapolis and West Point predate the new Merchant Marine Acad emy by many years,” he asserts, “the merchant marine predates both the Army and Navy, and even the Republic itself. "The academy has taken a fully justi fied pride in its association with the grand old seamen who made infant America the worlds greatest maritime power between the War of 1812 and the War Between the States.” Reviewing instructions on the ship's wheel ore Stanley M. Sager, 4428 Edmunds street N.W.; William S. Kirsch, 331 Peabody street N.W.; Joseph H. Lion, 3201 S. Seventh street, Arlington, and Jack A. Baker, 3031 Sedgwick street N.W. Chapman, Mount Rainier, Md , and Mr. Major. Other aids to communications come in for study, including the blinker, handled by Mr Herndon, and signal flags, run up by Mr Sager and Mr Ma|Or Merchant Marine Academy Photos.