This is the uploaded scrapbook of Francis N. Duffey, recording his V-5 Naval training experiences at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota), Iowa State University (Ames), and at the University of Kansas (Lawrence), from 1945 to 1946.
" Eighty brand new Naval V-5 trainees, with visions of props and wings, began their military life at a little college in southern Minnesota -- Gustavus Adolphus. There were no airplanes, and the books could be rough, but it was a good life."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Last Page
This is the last page of Dad's scrapbook. There are only three items on it, and they certainly do not appear to be related.
This is a little card with the lyrics to all the "Fight Songs" that were in use at K.U. in 1946. The songs on the front and back of the card include: "Crimson and the Blue," "Rock Chalk," "I'm a Jayhawk," "Onward Kansas" (Jack Laffer and Allen Crafton), "Stand Up and Cheer," and "March Song of Kansas U" ( George "Dumpy" Bowles).
Elizabeth Myers, Oak Hill
This is the first of two bathing beauty pictures. This girl is identified on the back as Elizabeth Myers, Oak Hill
Cropped picture of an unidentified girl. Taken in a rural area, note the water pump behind her.
That marks the last of the pictures placed in the scrapbook on pages, but there were miscellaneous items enclosed in the scrapbook that I will post in the next section.