NAPS CLASS OF 1967
The Barnacle 1966-1967
The 1966 NAVNEWS Directory describes it: "Weekly offset tabloid. Circulation 300." We call it The Barnacle. With an all "volunteer" student staff under the direction of its third year veteran advisor, LTJG Howard and his assistant ENS Ryan, the paper grew from a two page publication of yellow journalism to 10 to 18 pages of humor, literature, poetry, cartoons, history, and GOSSIP.
The wide distribution of the paper on base and the numerous copies mailed home provided the greatest compliment to the paper's success. Student interest was always keenest on distribution days. Best of all, the news was lively, active and free in The Barnacle.
The NAPS Class of 1967 is deeply indebted to CPL Cliff Beckley and his parents for the survival of 24 of our 27 editions of The Barnacle. Cliff was a valuable member of The Barnacle Staff who mailed copies of each edition to his folks in California. Luckily for us, his parents saved them for Cliff. Cliff ran across this historical gem in his attic while searching for NAPS memorabilia and pictures for the reunion.
Below is an index of the surviving editions:
The Barnacle Index