By the way, I recall CO Fred Bailey’s arrival aboard JC. He had a few pairs of new khaki pants and needed some “tailoring” done. I forget the sailor’s name who handled such matters for us, but I told Fred “he’d do the work for him if he’d like.” Well, turns out the young man took the crotch-to-cuff measurement and used it (accidentally) as the hip-to-cuff measurement!
Fred went somewhat ballistic when he put on the first pair of altered trousers. looked like knee-high knickers! I couldn’t help but burst out laughing, which was most rude of me! Reminded me of a Laurel and Hardy skit! I think Fred couldn’t wait to have me depart the JC permanently, and ASAP, I’m certain! Ted Fischer