TARS AND SPARS
VICTOR MATURE, Chief Boatswain's Mate, who frankly informs his audiences that
his rugged shipmates styled him "beautiful hunk of junk," returned recently
from 14 months sea duty on the bitterly cold and perilous North Atlantic. Vic,
who appears in the high spot of "TARS AND SPARS," qualified for his Chief Petty
Officer's rating the hard way--from a deck-swabbing apprentice seaman up through
seven successive promotions--all earned aboard fighting Coast Guard ships.