Staunton Military Academy - Shrapnel Yearbook (Staunton, VA)

 - Class of 1921

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THE ANVIL CHQRUS ,LI-IE BLUE AND GOLD, desiring to settle once and for all those questions which have been disturbing the minds of thoughtful cadets for some years, has resolved on the following expedient, which to the unthinlcing may seem dogmatic, but which in its own estimation is byfar the best way to settle such momentous prob- lems. TI-IE BLUE AND GOLD has ever been of the opinion that the human race has been far more benehtted by an incomplete oracular demonstration, but with an unswerving loyalty to the truth, than by the most complete and interesting document upon a,more minute inspection, but of questionable authenticity. Hence it has spared no ,pains in collecting the true answers to the following queries: VVHY DTD YoU COME ILTEREK Virginia has made no' other provision for the disposal of her youthful crim- inals.-Kerkick. So as to familiarize myself with the manifold duties of a chambermaid- Hargeshimer. ' Being young and unused to the ways of the world, l read the catalogand believed it.-Meggs. ' Because Staunton offered an exceptionally good field to him who was expert in the art of making love.-Rice. To learn to carry a sabre.-Paget. To explain to the tactical staff and to theicorps how it was done at camp. -Reed, H. L. A I was under the impression that it was nice and warnrdown here.+Par- mcrton. i y To get away from that everlasting plowing.-VValters, W. P. t VVHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST PLEASANT EXPERIENCE LLERE? The times I have spent at home.-Kagey. ' B Haven't had any.-Blackmore, L. I. VVhen I dreamed that the mess hall was consumed 'in flames.-dStone. Wlaen the forgot my nfteen hours beat one Saturday night.-Morrison. Listening to! the call for reveille Qwith overcoatsj from the hospital.-Roly ertson, W. A. QI1: seems that there has been a scarcity of these.-Editorj WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR Mosr UNl'LEASANT EXPEIQIENCE HEIQEF ' One day in Mili. Sci. when in map reading when Maj. Patch informed me that I had been driving a wagon, train up a mountain torrent.-McLaughlin.



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Trying to talk to a young lady over the 'phone when the whole guard was present.-Willis, I-I. I Not being able to laugh when the girls make faces at Bingham at retreat. -Bidwell. After learning three pages of Spanish verbs to find that those special verbs were to be omitted on the exams.-Moore, P. N. 'When the Government Inspector asked me why I came here.-Hickey. Skipping medical lecture and the consequences afterwards.+Staff. After cleaning six rifles for inspection and sweeping out two rooms, writing an Eng. Lit. theme for Kegey to have Rosenberg say, "Rat, bring me a cigarette, you haventt done a damn thing all day."-Fugate. Is THERE ANYTHING TI-IAT YOU CAN THINK OF THAT XNOULD IMPROVE A CADETyS ROOM? Put a stove in each room, so that we can have O-ur midnight feeds without danger of blowing a fuse and getting caught.-Tatterszhall. Make the mattresses a little bit longer, and a whole lot softer.-I-Iarding. Have some real, "honest to goodness" heat in the radiators on cold morn- ings.-Gaines. Install a system of dumb waiters between the rooms, so as to be able to get a cigarette or a match without annoying the sentinel.-Rosenberg, J. A dictaphone arrangement in each room connected with the commandant's office, so that we could be forewarned when the O. C. is about to make lhis in- spection.-Carr. ' - A private telephone.-Shaw Get a new room.-Turnbull. HOW HAVE YOU SPFNT MOST OF YOUR TIME WIAIILE AT THIS INSTITUTION? Listening to crude jokes about my ears.--Meggs. At the Academy.-Griffin. Writing explanations.-Graiglo-w. Standing'in front of the telephone and thus keeping others from using it. -Zemp. , Persistently devoting myself to the pursuit of that wraith-like phenomena, Knowledge.-VVeber. In dire misery.-Knight. Breaking hearts.-Ashley. QI-Ia! Hall Profitably.-McMahon. Trying to get into the hospital.-Salt.

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