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The two top R.O.T.C. officers and their sponsors are: first row, Cadet Major james .H.
Wood, and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pavey. Second row, Cadet Mayor Eloise
Frame and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Babs Hartung.
lt has been said that R.O.T.C. is
nothing but an excuse for a study hall.
This is far from a true statement. The
Reserve Officers Training Corps offers
a boy instruction that will be of value
to him throughout a civilian or a mili-
tary career. R.O.T.C. is comparable to
a course in physical education in that
stress and attention is placed on
strengthening and developing the body.
lt is comparable to a solid subject in
that the mind is developed in the field
of citizenship and discipline. There is
a twofold purpose in the R.O.T.C.
On November ll, the Lamar regiment of the R.0.T.C,
paraded down Main Street led by our R.O.T.C. band.
Last fall a party was held at the armory on the day
promotions were announced. From left to right are
Captain Sonny DeLong, Captain Joe Barta, Major
James Wood, Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pavey, Captain
Lyle Wolfskill, Captain Arthur Moncrief, and Captain
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paraded a cow across the campus carrying a
sign "This ain't no bull-the Sing Sing Swing's
the best dance ofthe year", or the next morn-
ing when an ambulance came screaming up to
a stop in front of the school-five boys jumped
out and chased Johnny Miller across the
campus until, with the aid ofa straight jacket,
he was hauled back into the ambulance and it
went screaming off. The lrari boys will remem-
ber soliciting door prizes and collecting red
lanterns to light the walk up to the gym, they
will also remember the football games with
Ramal and Pow-Wow.
The following officers were elected for the
spring semester: Arthur Moncrief, president,
Fred Staacke, vice-president, Maurice Patter-
son, secretary, Billy Hardin, treasurer, John
Davis, sergeant-at-arms, Dick Belt, social
chairman, George Meriwether, junior mem-
bership chairman, Jack Doran and Ed Heyne,
publicity chairmen, Bill Van Wart, sports
chairman, Kerry Preston, chaplain, and Dan
Turner, commissioner of communications.
ln the spring the members looked forward
to their annual formal, which was held on
May 7, at the River Oaks Country Club. The
following new members were drawn: Bryan
Bell, Ben Brewer, Rodney Charlton, Bill Drake,
B. B. Drury, David Goff, Bill Hamblin, Robert
Hermance, Charles Hill, Bob Kemp, Tommy
Kloves, Russell Mount, Steve Muller, Horace
Perry, Jimmy Pickett, Kaye Reiter, Tommy
Rabson, Sidney Smith, Pete Stigerwald, Orman
Taylor, Richard Thompson, John Victery, Allen
Weymouth, Earl Williams, and Jimmy Wyatt.
SPRING PRESIDENT-ARTHUR MONCRIEF
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and itA Zeade
The first objective is to teach a
student the fundamentals of good citi-
zenship and how to practice them.
The second is to acquaint the student
with military discipline and the basic
ideals of militarism itself.
ln addition to being an organization
in which all participants gain knowl-
edge, the R.O.T.C. offers an opportunity
for social development. The corps
sponsors picnics, dances, and bay shore
parties. ln a word, the Reserve Officers
Training Corps is a laboratory in which
good American citizens may be trained.
ln marching formation is the R.O.T.C. band, directed
by Mr, Lee S. Keding, This year Cadet Captain Dick
Belt was Band Commander.
Band Commander for the year 1948-1949 was Cadet
Captain Dick Belt and the Band Sweetheart was
First row: Cadet Captain Lyle Wolfskill and R.O.T.C. Commandant Major Walter S.
Second row: Instructors, First sergeant James G. Thornton and First sergeant John W.
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