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Lucky Bag

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From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

John Howard Pownall

Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Quiet, pensive, and amiable, Johnny possesses the qualities which enable him to get along well with everyone he meets. A prospective bachelor, he believes that women are a snare and a delusion and that liquor is the salvation of mankind. Thoughts of former days at Penn State, tweeds, sleeping late in the morning, and house parties made it difficult for him to accustom himself to the midshipman's monastic existence. His ability to say something beneficial, or say nothing, his thoughtfulness of others, everlasting calmness and his quality of being a gentleman will earn the respect of all his future associates.

The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

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Class of 1947
John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.
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