We had a beautiful collection arrive recently that included several issues of a publication I’d never seen before: The Rice Broadside. It was produced by the Rice Naval ROTC and it turned out that the Woodson owns quite a few issues (although far from a complete run). Looking through them I found the December 1942 issue, which includes both Christmas greetings and some prescient and sobering thoughts on optimism about the course of the war. Click on it to enlarge:
I was a member of the first NROTC class and remember LCDR Whiteford well, an outstanding officer. Due to a back injury he was assigned to shore duty as an NROTC instructor for which he was well qualified.
A stunningly accurate prediction, and an article that Kennedy-Obama should have read.
If the “Edsel” had been successful, JFK would NOT have had Robert McNamara,
If Goldwater had NOT been such a crazy warmonger, perhaps the pacifist LBJ might NOT have been elected,
If Oswald’s bullet had NOT been so magical.
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