Sammy Draper was
one of the smartest men on the ship. Had he gone to college he undoubtedly
would have been an officer rather than an enlisted man. He was athletic
in build, very nice looking, with black, shiny hair. Although clean
shaven, he always looked like he had a five oclock shadow.
Draper was a super yeoman (executive secretary); he made that ship run.
For some reason he decided to absolutely stonewall his part in the disappearance
of the admirals husky puppies. Day stayed on him and persevered.
Finally, to one of Days questions, he responded, Up your
giggy with a meat hook, you moron. That response was the only
thing Day had to report to the captain. Captain Schutt was a career
officer who always operated by the book. That is the way to make admiral.
He knew the Navy regulations by heart. So Captain Schutt told Day that
he would back him up if Day brought charges of insubordination against
Sammy Draper. What a mistake the captain was making, but he felt he
had to do his duty.