National Geographic : 1936 Jun
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A BRONZE DUPLICATE OF OLD TECUMSEH NOW SERVES AS TIlE "GOD OF 2.5" The wooden original that stood on this pedestal for many years was formerly the figurehead of the U. S. S . Delaware. Midshipmen are graded on a basis of 4.0 for a perfect mark and 2.5 for a passing one. Marching to examinations or Army-Navy games, they salute and hurl pennies at the statue. (C) National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by Luis Marden OLD BRONZE CANNONS TAKEN FROM HISTORIC SHIPS AND FORTS ORNAMENT TIE GROUNDS On evenings when hops or balls are held and the moon is high, the guns make convenient seats for the midshipmen and their ladies. The Naval Academy grounds are called the Yard and daugh ters of officers living on the reservation are known as " Yard engines."