United States Military Academy Furlough - Furlough Book Yearbook (West Point, NY)
- Class of 1916
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Address on Furlough: Auburn, Alabama. New York-
Cleansleeve, Star, Assistant Editor Furlough Address on Fuflo'-'Shi 2188 BYOBCIWHY' New
Book, York City.
Yes, this is the class infant. lsn't it cute?
"Johnnie" was so young when he arrived that
he had to pay his own board bill for a while,
but that did not prevent his becoming the
engineer of the class. His stars don't seem
to throw much light on the dark events of the
riding hall, although he and Godfrey once
evolved several new varieties of trajectory
curves in which the horse was normal, but
"Johnnie" flew off at a tangent. ",Iohnnie's"
success as a social lion is well known, especially
his gift of making clever and witty remarks.
Maguire still blushes when he thinks of the
time that James failed to bring in the tea.
PAUL GIRARD DALY
"Pete" "Mustang Pete"
Address on Furlough: 40 Pine Street, New
Cleansleeve, Hundredth Night Cast C41 OJ,
Furlough Banquet Committee.
Abernethy and Daly-can you beat it?
Characteristic remarks of his are "I say Abe
l do believe I'Il draw me tub," "Now about
this banquet, I don't see the sense of all this
eating. Why not have one course and plenty
of wine, Eh, wot?" His episode of the
midnight ride is well known to all when he
had all the equipment for same except the
horse. He is a dispenser of dry wit and the
boys cluster to hear him talk. It behooves us
to state right here that Pete was the hit of
two Hun redth Nights and sundry Color
"Pete" has become, in two years, a fixture
in "A" Company and so much so that the
company would be lost without him and his
"I say,let's restabit: thisconfounded double
time is very annoying."
Corp., Basketball Squad C41 OJ. Art Editor
Furlough Book, Hundredth Night C45 OJ.
"Freddie's" ambition is to be the king of
hopoids, and one way or the other he is al-
ways on the job. There is not an afternoon
that he doesn't put on his forty-five brass
buttons and sally out' to wreck a few more
hearts. "Freddie" should have been a sailor,
then with a girl in every port and several in his
home podunk he would have been happy. He
is also a tenor, and he delights in trilling love
songs to the femmes assembled in Cullum.
From the above one would think "Freddie"
did nothing but P. S., but he really does
much more. On Saturday evenings you will
usually find him in his room working and
waiting to report "Here, Sir, All Right, Sir.
He also plays basketball and would play base-
ball, but---. he has other things to do on
ELON ALBERT ABERNETHY
Cleansleeve, A. B.
"Abe's" career at the Point has been
marked by startling occurrences: nothing is
too rash for the "Simp" to pull oE. In
consequence of this little propensity of his
he spends most of his time passing from one
"special con" to another. His principal
occupation is joking the Prince and maxing
it in French under Eh, Bien. While a plebe
he became famous for his powers of B. S. and
his desire to recognize all 'upper classmen
with whom he came in contact.
Since he has become a yearling he has
quieted down a little and bones once in a
while in attempt to get his beloved cavalry.
BARRINGTON LOCKHART FLANIGEN
Address on Furlough: 424 Prince Ave.,
Cleansleeve, A. B.. Basketball Squad f4J.
"Patsy" the only "Polish No Count from
bonny Ireland" has had a varied record with
respect to the area. He is always "off
again, on again." The last time it was be-
cause "Patsy" didn't like to see the wrinkles
in the front of a fourth cIassman's blouse.
It was really ruining the blouse, and "Patsy"
never had a wrinkle in his. you know. He is
one of the First Division Yearlingsy and that
is enough said right there, and if you want to
learn more about them just ask a "Tac" or
"Pat," either will inform you. Most of
"Pat's" troubles have been caused by his own
generosity which has made him so liked by his
ALFRED KING KING
A "Alf," "Lover"
Address on Furlough: Erie, Pennsylvania.
Some men are absentminded: "Alf" is one
of them. For instance when a man goes to
recitation with the wrong section and stays
there until the instructor runs him out, we
have to admit that he is forgetful. But
"Alf" does much more than forget, he goes
to every hop and nearly always drags. .You
can tell whether he is dragging or not: lf he
is his face looks less than usual like a map
of Erie, but if he isn't-just guess. "l. K.
is very firm in his convictions and stands up
for them against overwhelming odds, and
thehbest part of it is that he is nearly always
ROBERT KENNETH WHITSON
Address on Furlough: Union City, Tenn.
Cleansleeve, Indoor Meet 141.
"Whit" hails from the "Great White Way"
of Union City, where music and laughter hold
full sway. Ever since he entered he has been
trying to convince the Corps that one can have
just as good a time in Union City with
barrels of soda water to drink as one can in
Nashville, "the hub of the universe." Stranger
yet to say, he believes it himself. As a
plebe Whitson startled the "P's" by taking
every exam except one: but as a yearling
he bucked up. dodged every exam and even
fooled the "Com" into giving him a Christ-
FRANK CLARK SCOFIELD
"Seo" "B. S."
Address on Furlough: I6l4 P St., N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Corp., A. B., B. A.
Back in our plebe days Frank was busy
with his own thoughts, said little, and blos-
somed out into a full fledged Yearling
Corp. When cruel fate deprived him of his
Corp it left us a different "Sco." It was then
that the B. S. degree was given to him and
surely he deserves it. Most of us get peevish
at times. "B. S." is an exception. ls he in
love? Ohl no. Perhaps for an evening after
a hop some fair damsel plays hockey with his
thoughts, but only for an evening. We have
met his kind before. When they get hit
they get hit hard, and are those to whom a
certain cup is presented. ls he a tenthoid?
Neverl He is of that type who never worry,
who say, "Ich ca bibble" but always manage
to get by with a good wide margin. Be careful
n furlough "Sco." That line of yours is
iable to get loose and cause trouble. just
return to West Point in August the same old
B. S., and nobody will object a trifle.
JAMES WILLIS BARRETT
Address on Furlough: Osage, lowa.
Cleansleeve, A. B.
"Jim" comes to us from l9I5, and we were
"simply delighted" to get him. However,
onlya few of us see much of him at present.
for he is very busy on Wednesdays and Satur-
days watching the area clock and reflecting on
the difference that a few words can make.
But to see "Pash's" smile no one would think
he had a slug, for he keeps his troubles to him-
self, and tries to make others forget their own.
His only real bad fault is that he frequently
alarms the "div" at midnight by sounding off
"Barrett, W.-Here, Sir-All Right, Sir."
WILHELM DELP STYER
Address on Furlough: Washington, D. C.
Corp., Football Squad C45 GJ, Indoor Meet
145, Wrestling 142, Hundredth Night C-41.
With his chest well out in front Corporal
Styer passed down the "General Parade." and
much wonder he caused among the plebes.
as to how one could reach such heights in a
single short year. But besides being very
military."Delphi" is there in other things also.
A football player, an Engineer, a good file
through and through, he is admired by all.
especially the "Com" and his subalterns.
"Fat" once scorned the thought of hops: but
now, for some peculiar reason, "Delphi " has
ventured out on the floor, and is becoming a
Address on Furlough: Danville, Va.
Corp., B. A., A. B.
"Honey" has the ability to do nothing
better than any other file in the class. And
yet he has the appearance of being very busy,
always apparently doing something: but to
tell the truth he is only whistling. He is
something of a "savant francais." and delights
in startling the instructors with marvelous
constructions. Every once in so often
"Honey" dons his brass buttons and gives the
femmes at "Cullum" a treat: but this is very
occasional, for"Honey" dreads the thought of
falling in love.
LEWIS LLOYD SMITH
Address on Furlough: LaBelle, Mo.
Cleansleeve, A. B.. Hundredth Night CSD C4l
QD, Art Editor Furlough Book.
"Smitty" comes to us from l9l5. This
accident, fortunate to us, was due to his
inability to tell which thumb the bubble on a
level invariably followed. The "Doc" was
happy once on board a Scowegain Tramp,
roaming the high seas. But as with sailors.
you know, after a year or two of the bounding
waves, there wasn't a port from the Puntas
Arenas to Baflin's Bay where"Smitty"could
sit down to a quiet half pint without some
beauty, white, yellow, or dusky, blowing in
and getting familiar on the strength of "Auld
Lang Sync." To avoid this embarrassment
"Doc" retired to West Point, where he is
toririg up dope, which will be useful to him
when he sets out to show the world where
Captain Macklin "gummed his spec."
RICHARD JACOB DORER
Address on Furlough: Belaire, Ohio.
Cleansleeve, "A. B.," Football Squad C51
C4J, lndoor Meet C4J. Hundredth Night
Cast C41 C3D, Assistant Grind Editor,
Dick is the kaydet who put the color in the
Color Line. Every Sunday evening in camp
found him and his guitar out by the hedge
singing songs to the visiting femmes, and he
always made a hit. He can write a parody
on anything and once he got Pete Daly to
sing one for him with disastrous results.
Since then Dick has always sung his own
parodies. The "Ohio Kid" had hard luck
this summer however and now he stays in
barracks instead of "P. S'ing" and going to
hops as "was his wont." Without exception
he is the most cheerful man in the class and
makes all others feel that way also: why he
can even go the limit and slap a man on the
back at reveille and get a smile from him.
ALBERT WILLIAMS DRAVES
Address on Furlough: 723 Summit Ave.,
A quiet sort of file, who minds his own
tenths. yet occasionally he gets on a rampage
and plays a ractical joke on the instructors:
that is he refiuses to study his lessons. Then,
too. he surprised his old buck friends by
becoming one of the Com's elite. He says,
"lt just happened," but they know differently.
His life has been one long chase for chevrons,
they all aflirm. His time now is mostly
spent in caring for Lucien and his rag doll,
which he keeps on the top shelf of his locker.
The "Prince" thought that the doll was a
"photo" of "Al," so allowed it to remain
JOHN BARNES THOMAS
"Fragments" "Tex" "Rancher"
Cleansleeve. Absent, V. C.
The "Rancher" has left us and he has left
A a place that can't be filled. Always bright
ll and happy, with his long Southern drawl
'gl and dry wit he helped to shorten the long days
11' and to make all who knew him look on the
xl bright side of life. lt was back to Texas for
QM him, is he slalid whhen 516 lelft, and tif! wholle
ly cass new t at t e " anc er" wou ma e
il good wherever he went. Perhaps he will be a
'l General in Villa's army, for he is of a rather
turbulent spirit.. or perhaps he will settle
down on the ranch he left and show the
, .. boys how they ride in the army. But where-
elver :ie goesilvile linow he will be in right and
Q tecassisa or lm.
- JAMES deBARTH WALBACH
.., "Jimmie" "Toohey" "Red"
5 l Maryland.
EN N Address on Furlough: Baltimore, Md.
Q C Corp. C45 C3J, A. B., B. A., Indoor Meet CSD
, C45 C3D. Class Numerals.
ii ' Last year "Toohey" didn't know whether
' to bone corp or hard guy, or both, but in June.
. X fate decided the question and gave him a
I ' C Now chevrons are usually a protection to
i' the favored ones who wear them but in Red's
lf case the charm didn't work. First he
ii raised his voice to make the plebes hear-
i' one month and the chevrons: then he was
E! 9 investigated by the Board-seven months:
. Finally heutried to kid ihe P's in a French
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if ' C ' "Red" is a sober thinking man and all this
5:21, didn't worry him: he walked his tours and
ig , ' plugged along. continuing his excellent work.
fi When it comes to the Gym. "Red" is the
L original cadet Apollo. You see him flying
: ' ' over the bars or tying himself up in a knot
' and you realize the latest expression of the
Huw., man beautiful. He has even been induced to
- se for the illustrations for a book. All his
friends have demanded copies. "Toohey"
is reluctant, even bashful, but now is the time
to subscribe. Get busy.
CLARENCE SCOTT MAULSBY
Address on Furlough: ZI6 N. Green St..
Corp., Outdoor Meet f4D.
Here is the prize package. lt takes a close
examination to tell whether it is human or
not. and it cannot be seen at all unless you
stand squarely in front of it and clear every-
thing else away. The human clothes-pin,
we can easily see why its feet get cold at night.
He thinks it is a grind to take a few fast sLeps
around the gymnasium and watch the runts
run to keep up with him. "Scottie" says
that the cadet-store would lose half its profits
if all cadets were like Maulsby. "String" is
making use of his exquisite build however by
boning up the mile and making a success of it.
WALTER DAVID MANGAN
Address on Furlough: 88 Second St., Pitts-
A. B., Basketball Squad, Hockey Squad. ln-
door Meet, Outdoor Meet.
"Let me tell you something, Mr. Ducrot:
don't ever get the idea into your head of
taking French leave from this place." "Gus"
couldn't see this place with a telescope in his
plebe year and so simply walked off the
reservation. Later on, however, he walked off
many tours, for his little vacation. He bones
basketball and hockey, besides furlough ladies.
and has made a success in both of them: not
having authentic information, we hesitate
to say about the ladies, but the Podunk says
"The handsome man in brass buttons, being
idolized by all the feminine contingent, was
Mr.'Mangan, of West Point."
WILBURN HENRY HENDERSON
Address on Furlough: Georgetown, Texas.
A. B., lndoor Meet.
Well, here is one Hearse-horse. Haven't
you ever heard him sing that song? Well.
you probably won't, then.
"l'm a yearling now, ain't I?" lf we had to
use astronomy, history, etc., in every fact we
proved, the Hearse would be there. as he is a
cold max in the art of argumentation on deep
questions. Many a time has he saved the
other men in his section from fessing out. by
arguing over a point with the instructor.
Thank you, "Hearsel" "West Point should
be reformed and l don't believe in Xmas
CHARLES AUGUSTUS BAYLER
Address on Furlough: York. Pennsylvania.
Corp., Basketball Squad Q41 Ol.
"ls he bald-headed or is he just a blonde?"
"Oh, isn't that man funny-looking, the way he
runs around after the ball?" Yes. "Gus" is
funny-looking and we still are wondering how
he manages to play basketball the way he does,
dragging that frame around with him. "From
Pennsylvania sir." "Well l knew that when
l looked at you: are you trying to get B. j.?"
"l do not see why they call me 'Gus.' l
would much rather be called Charles." He
says he'd like to go in the cavalry but-oh!
those horsesl He has had hard luck in wives
ze he came here, but it is rumored that good
c awaits him upon graduation.
JOHN RUSSELL NYGAARD
"Jack" "Calamity Jack"
Address on Furlough: l2l 5 S.. Dewey Street,
Eau Claire, Wis.
Corp., lndoor Meet C45 C35.
The original "Calamity Howler." First
it's tenths, then the weather and finallylgeneral
impressions. Everything impresses Jack.
The fact that Colonel "Bill" Dribble of the
cavalry was the next "com" was firmly lm-
pressed in his mind. and it 'took muc-h
persuasion on the part of "Mose to press it
out. "Jack" is a hard worker, and he likes to
work: always sure he is found yet he always
dodges the "exam." But one thing' -you
must know and that is that "Jack' is a
railroad man. His thrilling adventures with
bandits. train robbers. etc. rival those of the
ancient "jesse," and "jack" likes to tell them.
RALPH l RVI NE SASSE
Address on Furlough: H05 Tatnall St..
Corp., A. B., Football Squad C55 C45 C35. Bas-
ketball Squad C55, Hockey. C55 C45 C353 ln'
door Meet C55 C45, Assistant Business
Manager Furlough Book.
"Sass," if one can penetrate that veil of
"reticence"C?5 which envelops as her last veil
did Salome. is a mine of information on almost
any subject from the literature of Terra del
Fuego to the ice cream industry in Greenland.
"Sass" is "in the know." As near as we can
gather his life has been spent dH8l'lil'l8 ayoqnd
the world trying to avoid hordes.of clinging
kings, persistent presidents, and miscellaneous
multimillionaires, who were trying to' force
him to become their prime minister, chief-of-
staff, or captain of industry as the case might
be. But he felt it his duty to turn down these
princely offers and devote himself to his
country and the plebes. Asidenfrom the fad
that he hates to talk C?5, "Sass" is a 3004 BUY-
RAYMOND GEORGE MOSES
Address on Furlough: Denver, Colorado.
Corp.. Baseball C45 C35, Hop Manager C35.
Hundredth Night C45 C35. Business Manager
Here it is-Take a look-there are only
two in the class-What is he?-Ohl just a
color corporal. that's all. And when in
yearling camp he went to a hop, the femmes
murmured Ah! and Oh! in unison. Aside from
the fact that he is an angel in the Com's eyes,
"Mose" is a keen file, and he doesn't have to
bone his make-just born efficient they say.
About twice a month "Mose" pulls off a
little vocal act in the chapel: but he is very
modest about it, and always stands behind the
organ when he does it: to keep from having
stage fright he says, but there is really another
reason. Where old "Muse" really shines,
however, is in the Color lines, where he plays
the part of the regular hopoid, a truly natural
O'I'I'O FREDERICK LANGE.
Address on Furlough: 2308 Commonwealth
Ave., St. Paul, Minn.
Lange hasn't such an enormous appe-
tite as a general rule, but it has been said that
he can eat more pie than any three men in the
runt companies. and sure it is that he is al-
ways on the job, when pie of any kind shows
up on the horizon. Perhaps it's a little crude
to tell it on him, but he does eat it with a
spoon and this seems to put an added flavor
into the original tasty morsel. But Lange
does other things besides eat pie. and we
expect to see him crown his efforts by becom-
ing a literary genius, though he will never
be guilty of a French novel. A never failing
of humor and a pleasant disposition
ought to make him a welcome addition to
he ranks of the Coast, toward which fatherly
aven he seems to be heading.
LUCIEN S. S, BERRY
Address on Furlough: Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo.
Yes, l got a Xmas leave. Berry is not
exactly the model of discipline but it never
seems to bother him. He seems to have a
fondness for the area, fiction, and his bed.
"What's the lesson for today" is his daily
question live minutes before math class. He
seems to live to enjoy himself and from his
appearance one would think that he has
succeeded. "Luckie," pronounced with an
"sh" sound, likes the cavalry saddle and he
can't understand why he isn't at the head of
his.riding platoon. "But l'll show 'em later
GEORGE HOLLlgm?lE.CK BLANKEN-
Address on Furlough: Georgia.
"Battleship" once sailed the bounding wave
at the Naval Academy, but he didn't like it.
Now he is a "kaydet" and says he has for-
gotten all the seamanship he ever knew. He
loves to tell marvelous tales of the New South
and of his own podunk, of the beauty of
Southern lasses. and he will uphold his opinion
against anyone. The strange thing about
this Southerner is that he was once a "make,"
not high ranking, but still his chevrons were
just as large as those of the highest ranking
corps. as he said himself. How he managed
this we can't say, it must have just happened.
for his place. like that of many of us. is in
the ranks, with a cleansleeve to thank the
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Address on Furlough: 2826 North Madison
Ave., Peoria, Ill.
Corp., V. C., Hundredth Night Cast OJ,
Basketball Squad C5J, Indoor Meet MJ.
Don't be frightened by the sour-balled
expression and elaborate coiffure displayed
above. Ed's phiz may seem terrifying at
first glance and it is to a plebe who has
incurred his momentary displeasure, but
just look a little longer and if you don't see
a knowing grin it will be the first time in
history that Martin has been serious for five
minutes straight. Yes, Ed's a sure cure
for the swell head. He could make Colonel
Goethals ashamed of the Panama Canal.
With him sarcasm is the spice of life. But
Ed can be just as serious as that picture.
That's why you see the long list of events
under his name. Ed is a corp also but if the
T. D. tried thus to break it off on him they
failed miserably because he never lets anyone
break it off. on him, especially the T. D. The
only person we ever heard of who resembled
Martin was the "Man from Home." Yes,
Peoria, lll.,wilI have to watch sharp when her
DOUGLAS JENKINS PAGE
Address on Furlough: New York City.
Cleansleeve, Indoor Meet OJ, Wrestling C45
Say. "Pagey," how's that brew coming
along? Often was the time that a footsore
bird has gasped out this piteous appeal to
our long suffering dispenser of Camp Larned
liquor and never did the weary one go away
without receiving at least two clippers of
Page's Special genuine six lemon punch and
one of his coyly retiring smiles to boot. He
looks like a Dresden Shepherdess and when
he came here he had the disposition of one, but
a year with "Pat" Rafferty is enough to try
anyone's temper. so we used to hear the most
awful squabbles going on in tent No. 7, B Co.
last summer. They say Page boned Corp
with the rest of the boys when he was in the
Runts but after he'd been in camp awhile
he curled his pouting lips as only he can when
the word "make" was even mentioned. We
don't know how he will amuse himself on
Furlough. but it's a fair hunch that he's
around where the good cheer is.
KENNETH RITCHI E MARCH
Address on Furlough: Manhattan, Kansas.
Cleansleeve, A. B.
"Shorty" is an odd little piece and little in
stature only at that. In a rough house he is
as strong as a steel spring and possesses a
spring's power to rise up again.
Citizen Fixit and Cato the Censor are great
names in history but they haven't a thing on
"Shorty." "Shorty" can always diagnose the
trouble, prognose the case, prescribe the
medicine and ram it down the patient's throat.
From this one might infer that "Shorty"
can argue: it's the truth he can-and not only
can, but will.
Well, well-bread would be fiat without
yeast and meat without salt is hard to eat.
We might stretch the meta hor a bit to in-
clude life at West Point anclJ"Shorty." We
won't call him yeast and we won't call him
salt, because that would be awkward. but we
will say that "Shorty" helps put the zest in
life when it gets dull.
JOHN WHITE RAFFERTY
Address on Furlough: Fort Wayne, Detroit,
Cleansleeve, Baseball Squad HJ, Hundredth
Every little while "Pat" credits himself
with a bon mot. The unregenerate, of
course, call these little efforts bum grinds, but
that doesn't worry "Pat." "Pat" has that
ingrowing sense of humor that sees something
laughable in the convulsions of a brother
kaydet treated to a cold bath about 2 a. m.
"Pat" is spoony fthe vernacular for chicl.
and we all expected to see him a corp. but there
were too many after his respective. name
so he walked the area instead. In fact.
"Pat" has often flirted with her majesty.
the law, automobile rides. etc.. but so far he
has failed to get an A. B.
In camp it used to be that wherever you
found boodle you found "Pat" but where you
found "Pat" you didn't find boodle-at any
ate not for long. "Pat" may go in the
oughboys or the cavalry with a smothered
ambition for the coast, but wherever we meet
again we expect to find him the same hail
fellow well met that he is now.
CYRUS JENNESS WILDER
Address on Furlough: 2920 Derby Street.
Cleansleeve, Hundredth Night Scenery -C51
C4J, Hundredth Night Cast OD, Wrestling
Squad CSD, Cullum Hall C5J.
"Baldy" came to West Point in l9I I with a
soul full of hope and a suitcase full of
Herpicide. Hope springs eternal, but hope
and Herpicide together have been unable to
save it, and it is with a wan smile that he
listens to the joshers on the subject.
The femmes always like older men: perhaps
this accounts for "Cy" and perhaps it doesn't.
but at any rate he is a spoonoid of note.
debonair, daring. always ready for a hop, tea
figlht, trip to the Boodlers or stolen automobile
Wilder lives with the Colonel-old time
friends you know-native sons-old play-
mates-all that sort of thing. Of course such
a galaxy of brains, B. S. and talent can't be
beat, and their roost up in the fourth div. is
Mecca for all jovial sbuls.
ELROY S. J. IRVINE
Address on Furlough: Berkeley, Calif.
Outdoor Meet Q4J.
The seer gazes into the crystal. A face
appears in the swirling depths, a human face.
a humanly intelligent face. Speak, Spirit!
Are you the shade of C. Smith? No, sir. i'm
the aura of "Speck" lrvine.
QThunder and Lightning.l
Whence came this wraith? Erebus and
Pluto! The seer sees a desert. a deserty
desert, Arizona. Where dwells he? Groamng
as of a million disappointed fans. The seer
sees a lonely hell on the Styx. Where goeth
he? Celestial music. The seer sees castles,
castles on a collar.
Ah, a cloud is in the crystal. yague
shadows indicate strange sights on Christmas
leave. The crystal clouds again, moonlight
mingles with the smoke. lt is Furlough.
Another wraith appears. Ye gods! it I9 a
femme. QHere the crystal cracked and the
RAYMOND POTTER CAMPBELL
Address on Furlough: 452 Grand Avenue,
San Rafael. Calif.
Corp., A. B., Editor in Chief Furlough Book.
Hundredth Night Cast 143 OJ, Furlough
Banquet Committee, Toastmaster Furlough
If the talkative "Colonel" is coming your
way, start running, otherwise he will corner
you and talk you into a comatose condition.
Campbell tries several things with varying
success, but as a humorist he approaches a
blank File as a limit. Unknown to fame he
might have lived and died with no greater
honor that that of having been half of the
army mule, had not the Com. said: "Potter,
my buck, come forth from ranks." And
Potter came not fourth, but about fifty-fourth.
That night his friends came forth with syrup,
growley and feathers. When not busy per-
fecting his Cockney'accent for Hundredth
Night, he has spent his time editing this book.
Considering that fact, you must admit that
the book is surprisingly good.
ROLAND PACET SHUGG
Address on Furlough: Needham. Mass.
Corp., A. B., B. A., Wrestling C45 Ol.
Shugg can tell you all about Bunker Hill and
Old South Church and how tame the squirrels
are on the Commons. for Shugg has that
indefmable. esthetic air and accent that come
only from Boston.
We suppose that in years to come he will be
a famous member of Ye Ancient and Hon-
ourable Order of Artillery, and develop a
corporation. At present, however, he is a
cadet private, third class, and a vigorous
pursuit of the manly art as expounded by
Tom jenkins has kept the corporation out of
"Madam" was in on the big slug. but
nevertheless he has gone his way as cheer-
fully and uncomplainingly as the traditional
New England soldier. He has sense tucked
way in that little round bean of his, and we
xpect to see the "Slug" arrive, bringing glory
to himself, pleasure to his classmates and
fame to Massachusetts.
LUDSON DIXON WORSHAM
ROBERT BRUCE McBRIDE, JR. "COOP" "DOC"
"Mac" "Bob" "Rollo"
Address on Furlough: l950 Calvert St.,
Washington, D. C.
Corp., Indoor Meet 141, Outdoor Meet 141.
This is rather an unusual species of a very
large genera. It is the Robum McBridum
of the well known spoon family. Its habitat
is chiefly the hotel and Cullum Hall, although
on occasion it ventures nearly to the South
Cate in search of tea, its principal stimulant.
It has chevrons on its front legs and feet on its
hind' ones. These feet are exceedingly
nimble in performing the various evolutions
that give a pretty creature its chief joy.
There are no signs of sprouting wings in this
specimen but the blue eyes have a mellow
gloss sometimes called soulful.
This fluttering bit of iridescence is one of
nature's blessings, especially to the fair sex
at a hop, differing much in this respect from
those lower creatures who crawl over to the
affair merely to gorge themselves.
EDGAR ADDISON WALKER
Address on Furlough: 2940 Harvard St.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Clegnsleeve, Indoor Meet 141, Cullum Hall
No one would suspect that "Dixie" harbors
a skeleton in his locker, but he does and it is
the ghost of a grind that won't be laid.
One morning the Tac peered into the
recesses of the locker expecting to get the
immaculate "Dixie" for dust. On the top
shelf on one side was a picture of the family,
on the other was a picture of the family and
in the middle was the picture. For a moment
the Tac stood wrapt in thought, then he said
softly," Mr. Walker, how old are you?"
"Dixie" is a file who stands in the first
section in math and with it goes the midnight
blanket of the tenthoid, but he is ever ready
to share his knowledge with the goats.
To give this a touch of coherence we'll
turn again to our topic paragraph and say
that "Dixie" IS a hopoid and the lyric of the
poet "Every woman's heart goes bigger as she
smees his portly Egger" applies in full force to
Address on Furlough: Evansville, Ind.
Corp., B. A., Baseball 151 141, Boxing 131,
Cullum Hall Squad 151 131. Athletic
Editor Furlough Book, Hundredth Night
Chorus 151, Cast 141 131.
"Coop" is a great little imitator, an
accomplishment which made the T. D. fear
him so much that they gave him a corp. to
keep him quiet. It didn't do any good how-
ever. At the color line or in the mess hall the
"Coop" reaches the funny bone of the whole
Corps by his delicate little impersonations.
"Coop" has done lots of things for our
class since he joined it. Having had a short
furlough, he is naturally an authority on that
subject and he has given us lots of good points
on the relative merits of a blue suit or a grey,
or whether it is well to spend all of one's
money in the same place.
"Doc" is a wonderful spoonoid but in an
eccentric way. He can entertain a platoon or
charm only one with equal facility and as
"Doc" is a warm-hearted cuss, he usually
prefers the platoon.
On a rainy hike or with the bunch around
the radiator in barracks "Doc" is always a
joy, full of sunshine, or in other words an
optimist-and in West Point an optimist is a
LOUIS EMERSON HI BBS
Address on Furlough: 75 Federal St.. New
Corp., B. A., Baseball 141. Basketball Squad
141 131, Assistant Photographer Furlough
Book. Hundredth Night 141.
"You met thatstunning Mr.Hibbsofcourse?"
"Yes, I think so. I met a Mr. Hibbs-not
"But very nice. Yes, that's the one. He
sings awfully funny coon songs and he looks so
soulful in the choir that I could just hug him."
"So could I : and toseehim playbasketballlmy
how he plays! Takes the ball right away from
the big fellows without mussing his hair a bit."
"Yes, and he has quite a romantic history.
Culver cadet-sergeant major-"
"Yes, and used to be a corporal at the Point,
other things interfered and now he isn't."
hl l think not. He seems to have a
I time. .All the boys like him-and the
too, for that matter-Yes, I must be run-
ning along now-Cood-bye, dear: good-bye."
CALVIN DE WITT
Address on Furlough: Washington, D. C.
Corp.. Basketball Squad GD.
De Witt used to crawl the plebes and the
tacs used to crawl De Witt. "Mr, Dumguard,
pull in your chin," would be interrupted
by, "lVlr. De Witt, you're a corporal: be
military: stand up,"
But it was soon forgotten. The plebes
would dead-beat their afternoons over their
rusty guns and De Witt would dead-beat his
outside the limits of camp-only that is
dead-beating with a difference.
Then in the evening came the inevitable
hop. Now when we speak of De Witt as a
hopoid we call him "Venus"-and that means
he is a regular Beau Brummel, or a swell kiddo
or whatever you choose to call it.
As we mentioned De Witt wears the
chevrons but he doesn't wear a halo, a
deficiency a bit unusual in a make but one
that is not unappreciated. We opine that
he'll introduce West Point to Washington
next summer: to date he has been introducing
Washington to West Point, so far with very
DE ROSEY CARROLL CABELL
Address on Furlough: l9l 7 S Street, N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Cleansleeve, A. B., Wrestling MD 131.
"Rosey" spent part of his life in the Philip-
pines. There the natives caught him and
tried to bring him up: they finally gave up
the job in favor of West Point.
"Rosey's" humorous classmates sometimes
call him Calaban-a jest that may become
a boomerang, for when it comes to kidding
"Rosey" is simple and direct and moreover
he is versed in Tom Jenkins' art.
He has an ingrowing hankering for the
cavalry and will settle in that branch: as
noticed, above, he is more than an armful for
the average man to handle: without being a
tenthoid he stands well up in the class: and.
above all, he has a pleasant smile. lf you
want to see him display it call him Calaban.
then run. -
ROBERT DEGROW WALSH
Address on Furlough: Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt.
Corp., A. B., B. A., Cullum Hall Squad.
Red hair, a happy smile and a warm heart
are the synonyms for "Bob." We remember
him from the beginning and always have we
found him the same, a good file, a loyal class-
mate and a firm friend.
"Bob" has tried a hand in many lines and
what he lacks in size he makes up in enthu-
Once he was a corporal but his "pomp" of
power did not hold long. Nothing daunted
by his "bust" he drowned-or rather smeared
-his troubles in jam and other contraband,
and henceforth led the life of the irresponsible
buck. "Aw! say, what good are chevrons
anyhow except to get a B. A. degree?"
DWIGHT FREDERICK JOHNS
Address on Furlough: Rockford, Ill.
Corp., A. B.
Dwight Frederick Johns, like most of his
classmates, arrived at West Point knowing
very little about what constitutes military
glory, but unlike a good many of us he soon
found out and putting two and two together,
Lo and behold, when the corps were read out
he saw his name--no. not leading the list. but
Since that proud day he has gained a few
files and we don't like to say where he will end
up. It has always been a surprise to his
classmates that he has not graced the Hoor of
Cullum with his military walk, but they say
that he is a believer in the one and only and
Illinois is an awfully long way from the banks
f the Hudson. We don't like to predict, but
ouldn't be at all surprised to see him the
re'ipient of congratulations at the end of
THOMAS DEWEES FINLEY
"Fin" "T. D."
Address on Furlough: Presidio of Monterey,
Corp., A. B., B. A.
Of course Finley's initials do sound a bit
suggestive, and the joshers haven't over-
looked the fact, but to tell the truth "T. D."
is hardly descriptive of Dewees. He used to
have a corp. Qnused to" is the past deFinite.J
The definite occurred as a result of a little
correcting of fourth classmen last summer.
Certainly "T. D." doesn't look like much of
a harasser, but he happened around at the
wrong time, and the T. D. did the rest-
seven months and a bust.
Now a slug often causes a partial eclipse
of a cadet's work, but "T. D." didn't allow
this to happen' to him. He lost rank as a
spoonoid, but he held on to his place as an
engineer-a position in which all of us. and
the goats especially. are glad to see him.
GEOFFREY PRESCOTT BALDWIN
Address on Furlough: Battle Creek, Mich.
Cleansleeve, Assistant Editor Furlough Book.
During our Plebe Camp some upper class-
men once heard awful sounds issuing from
"Ceof's" tent. On investigating, they found
our hero cruelly maltreating a perfectly
innocent flute. By dint of threats and
bribes, "Ceof's" musical talent was kept
under cover until he became a Yearling.
Then he burst forth in unrestrained agony.
He claims to be the guy that put most of the
color in Color Line. If he did, it was mostly
blue. He refused to write more than half of
the Furlough Book because he says most of
his stuff is above the average reader's head.
That may be. but if so, stand from under,
Mr. Average Reader, lest it fall on you.
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CHARLES AUGUST MEYER
Cleansleeve. A. B.
We will always remember "Charlie" as an
ardent champion of Andover. N. J., in
particular, and in general, of everything in
New Jersey from her mosquitoes to President
Wilson. They say that Meyer has a very
tender heart under his callous and blase
exterior. We don't know for sure but his
fatherly care of all Fourth Classmen on the
north end of B company street last Summer
seems to vouch for this rumor. He did
not confine his charity to plebes however but
dealt to the yearlings something much more
substantial than advice, namely the best
in the way of boodle that jersey could
produce. As a result of the many little gath-
erings at Tent No. l, our ,Ierseyite's silent
and morose spouse had many a recourse to
the scraping iron, as for some mysterious
reason the goodies always seemed to arrive
when Finley was orderly. ln fact they
almost got mad about it once. Meyer has
since fallen a victim of P. Echols. but he died
hard and we expect to see him a big Gun or
Boss of New jersey some of these days.
Whatever he turns his deft fingers to, the
best wishes of all his classmates in l9I6 go
RICHARD CLARKE BIRMINGHAM
Address on Furlough: Washington, D. C.
"Dick" hails from the Capitol City, so we
can understand his enthusiasm when Snow
and De Witt and the rest of the Elite join in
that grand old rag "Ship Me Somewhere
North of F Street."
Before the Christmas writs the hand of
fate was g?oinHngh"Dick's" essay but ti: the
surprise o a t e p-ey poopoi s' e
smoked ten thousandxlkags and glided u
about four sections with poopoids dying all
Long ago he eschewed the ways of the spoon-
oids and boned Christmas leave but when that
went the way of all things mortal, he sought
the cadet's usual consolation and found it.
Like most of the sons of the South, "Dick"
Kossesses the attributes of horsemanship and
ospitality. He'll hie back to the sunny
South on Furlough, and if southern belles
continue the work of northern beauties we
will see him firmly established in the ranks
of the faithful.
EDWARD CLARK SMITH
"E. C." "Smitty"
Addresson Furlough: Marion, South Carolina.
Cleansleeve. A. B.. Sabre Squad, Assistant
Editor Furlough Book.
Isn't he a wonder? How does he do it? I
don't see how he standsit. Stands what? Why:
living with C9 Smith, of course. Yes, "E. C.
has been with him since Beast Barracks
and his eardrums are still perfectly normal.
And his bum grinds are just as bad as ever.
"E. C." sees the funny side of everything but
often has hard work making anyone else see
it. But then he doesn't get any practice
because his wife never gives him a chance to get
started. He would make a model husband for
one of those phonographic femmes with an
underslung clapper. He has certainly maxed
the job of being the C2's wife. Congrats.,
JAMES MITCHELL CRANE
Address on Furlough: Fort Thomas. Ky.
Corp., A. B., B. A., Ass't Manager Football,
Hop Manager. Hundredth Night f4J.
Here is another walking advertisement of
what West Point life will do for the com-
plexion. We can prove by "jim's" cheeks
that the old south area has Pompeian
"skinned a mile." This vindication of pedes-
trianism came high in this case. For, alasl
behold, a promising, yea, a blooming. hopoid
doomed to oblivion and e'en a gleaming pair
of chevrons sacrificed to My Lady Nicotine.
This is indeed a horrid slug for the femmes,
but Pink will manage to derive some benefit
from it. lt gives him plenty of time to bone
up that solemn, dignified expression and that
serious manner which constitute his highest
ambition in life.
CHARLES COMPTON SMITH
Address on Furlough: Carmel, N. Y.
Cleansleeve. A. B., Hockey Squad. lndoor
Meet 145, Wrestling Squad. Outdoor Meet
C4D, Cullum Hall Squad C45 OJ.
Yes, this caricature is really a West Point
Cadet. To do him justice we must admit
that one would never suspect this from his
looks. That "CB " slouch has become famous
-the skinlist has helped publish its famel As
for his clothes. and his face-the less said the
better. The antics of this grotesque figure
have ceased to astonish us. We now regard
him with mild amusement and vainly seek to
escape his incessant mastication of the textile
fabric. It is strange what a hit he makes with
the femmes, for he doesn't give them a chance
to get a word in edgewise. Perhaps he'll
reform when he grows up--if he ever does.
WILLIAM MORRIS HOGE. jR.
Address on Furlough: Lexington, Mo.
Corp Football Squad OD, Indoor Meet MD,
Cullum Hall Squad QU.
We can excuse a man boning checkbook,
tenths or even corp., but why anyone should
devote his time to boning rough-neck is be-
yond comprehension. Yet "Bill" assiduously
attempts to demonstrate that Missouri is one
wild and rough spot, and that he is one of the
hardest guys that ever came out of it. To this
end he goes around wearing his "pred's plebe-
skin" and warning everyone to stand aside.
But he can't fool us. He may insist that
white shirts are intended to be used only as
but that is only because he's too
azy to undress at night. He defies the T. D.
o give him another make. but he shines as
much brass as johns himself. We're on to
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When I wake up in the morning
And the radiator's froze
And peering o'er my blanket
l see icicles for toes
And the hell cats in the area
Are sounding reveille
A different tune-a sweet refrain
Sometimes occurs to me.
Furlough days are coming--coming pretty soon
Ah the night
And ah the light
From silver Furlough moon
Silvered rippling waters
Reflecting light divine
From eyes as soft as moonlight
When l'm boning in the evening
And the tac inspects at nine
I cannot say quite truthfully
l've had a bully time
So l simply light a cigarette
And figure up the days
And presently another scene
Surrounds the smoky haze.
Furlough days are coming, coming pretty soon
There's room for two
ln a canoe
Beneath the Furlough moon
The moon paints silver chevrons
On the quiet sea.
But I care not for the chevrons. dear, for
When l go to bed at ten o'clock
After the daily bore
And there's nothing in the morning
But another one in store
As l lay between my mattress
And my comforter of red
A tune that isn't the hell cats
Hums in my drowsy head.
Furlough days are coming-coming pretty soon
The whirring car
Will take us far
Under the Furlough moon
Taking the road to yesterday
Over the hills we'll Hee
Seeking the heart of the Furlough moon, just
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"Tuppy" "Whitey" "Tup"
Address on Furlough: l408 Zlst St., N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Baseball Squad C4J, Indoor Meet C4J, Hun-
dredth Night Ml, Furlough Banquet Com-
lf you have ever heard "Tuppy" in camp
asking, "Say you. who am l dragging to-
night?" or on Christmas leave, "Who's got
my suitcase? Where's my wife?" you may
have judged him to be a goat. However
don't believe that just because his spec
couldn't answer such unimportant questions.
C. Smith doesn't cover the minor details of
everyday life. No one can tell where "Tup's"
ability would land him should he choose to
work. for an unboned bootlick that will bring
a lost suitcase home or make a forgotten
femme send for him surely would perform
wonders if properly applied.
RAY CORRIGAN RUTH ERFORD
Address on Furlough: Waddington, N. Y.
Indoor Meet 141. Corp.
"Rum" is one of our enthusiastic gymnasts,
and promises a good record if not stopped
prematurely by one of his flights from the
rings. He is also some spec, demonstrating
his powers to the fullest extent in military
hygiene. It was a sad fate, however. when
he failed to remember exactly the name and
functions of the numerous microbes, causing
all diseases from hookworm to deadbeater.
Rutherford is always experiencing sad blows
to his ambitions. The French prof on whom
he had vainly tried to bone a bootlick,
skinned him for disreputably dirty shoes.
But after much perseverance he captured
his golden chevrons, and now stands proudly
at the far corner of the mess hall.
HENRY CRANIPTON JONES
"Chonsey" "Crab" "Inspector"
Address on Furlough: Fort Wadsworth,
Staten Island, New York.
Corp., V. C., Indoor Meet, Assistant Editor
Furlough Book, Ring Committee.
Rear rank. attention! Inspector jones is
on his tri-daily round of efficiency. No
wonder a plebe looks sick when you say
"Crab." ln a certain speech now famous it
was said "There is excellent timber in your
class-a word of advice to understudies-
choose the proper model and chevrons will
come." Everybody took one look at ,Ionsey's
brace and decided Hikes brought the ModeI's
efficiency into the limelight when he peeled
onions all night to give "C" Co. the "only
square meal ever served on a hike." This
will to work. backed by a cool head, has well
earned for Henry Crampton his high place in
the hearts of his classmates.
LESLIE THOMAS SAUL
Address on Furlough: Carroll, Iowa.
We would give a great deal to have as
happy a disposition as "this modest CPD
rson." He doesn't claim to be handsome
Est he does lhink he is a good talker. lr is
wonderful to see. too, how he will rattle along
with no one really listening. And then he
thinks their inability to answer is sufficient
evidence of the fact that they are fully con-
vinced that all he has said is true.
GEORGE SIDNEY ANDREW
Address on Furlough: Naugatuk. Conn.
Corp., Basketball Squad.
O. G.-"Who are you?"
Plebe-"Mr. George Sidney Andrew, sir.
O. G.-"Anybody ever tell you not to
swear at an O. G.?"
O. G.-"P, C. S.?"
Plebe-"Flunkey-butt artist, sir!"
O. G.-"What else?"
Plebe-"Professional advice on how to
O. G.-"Bone corp?"
Plebewnlf I don't have to work, sir."
O. G.-"What's your ambition?"
Plebe-"Scavenging master, hopoid, bas-
ketball and cavalry, sir."
O. G.-"All right?"
Plebe-"All right, sir!"
JOHN HENRY DYKES
One doesn't like to accuse a man of being a
favorite with the femmes but when he himself
will claim that he has a femme in almost every
town and will even offer to show you letters
sweetly flunkey-butted from them all. one can
hardly deny it. "Fatty" is afraid that some
time he will get his letters to them mixed.
But we can hardly blame the young ladies for
admiring such a chesty little fellowl And
my! what a sound-off! But we wonder why
they so bravely followed him when he led a
whole platoon across the Plain one day not so
SPENCER ALBERT TOWNSEND
Address on Furlough: Le Roy, New York.
Par. 76 M--'s Principles of Efhciency.
"The first principle of efficiency is to keep
a record." "Duke" read this years ago and
underlined these lines of his diary.
May 28, ' l 2-Passed entrance ex. for W. P.,
thirteen in class rank, am going to bone corp.
June 20, 'IZ-"Beast Barracks" is elegant.
Am receiving all kinds of training.
Oct. 28, 'I3-"Made" today. Work did it.
Oct. 30. 'I3-First guard tour, slightly
rattled, forgot O. G. and inspected relief at
Jan. I, 'I4-Skinned for the first time since
I3 March, 'l3. Must do better next time.
Address on Furlough: The Buckingham, Sth
Ave. and 50th St., New York City.
Cleansleeve. Fencing Squad MD.
The "Duke" began to make himself famous
as a plebe by getting sixty-six C663 demerits
during the first half month in which our de-
merits counted. Since then he has spent
many hours promenading before the poop
deck of South guard-house. He was formerly
a captain in some tin organization and brought
along with him a military walk which has won
for him the envy of all, from first captain to
plebe. He has a droll sense of humor which
would make him more welcome if, while he
was hanging around, he wouldn't smoke up all
his host's makings.
JOHN DAVID MILEY
Address on Furlough: l4I0 Hopkins Place,
N. W., Washington, D. C.
Cleansleeve, A. B., Indoor Meet, Hop
"Jack" is so well known and so well liked
that little need be said about him. He has a
fine reputation for laziness and if he had not
been so bent on upholding this rep. he might
not now be in this class. He used to be a
consistent area bird, but since he once dis-
covered that it is easier to bone Dis. than to
walk he has deserted the paths'-more or less.
The only time one would never suspect him of
this laziness is when he is headed for a boodle
fight, and then he is all energy. He is one of
the best gymnasts in the Academy, having
won the championship once, and second place
CHAILLE HEAD EVANS
Address on Furlough: Fort Huachuca.
Fencing Squad MJ, Cleansleeve.
Chaille owns a mandolin. If you drop in
some time you'll see him sitting on the edge
of the bed smoking and at the same time
trying to play a little serenade he has heard.
Soon you'll hear him say, "Oh, my pipe's out
again" and after refilling it he will go on
playing. They say he has been engaged
three times but very few can believe that of
him. Evans has long boned spooniness but
up to date the "T. D." has not noticed said
attempt. Perhaps he's boning a "corp," but
we think not, for his modest disposition could
not endure the strain of all that rank and
Address on Furlough: Douglas, Arizona.
Cleansleeve, Cullum Hall Squad.
Here is the class cynic. He utterly dis-
believes in everything. He can show you
the base motive in every deed of the T. D.,
the bitter underlying the sweet throughout
our lives. Especially is his abuse directed
against feminine society, and its attendant
ink teas, hops, etc. "They're all fickle,"
he says. But here is where he overshoots his
mark. For how does he explain those letters
which arrive with such steadfast regularity?
To see Herman at his best one should be in
his French section. The prof is never 'sure
whether "Beans" is speaking Chinese or
Esperanto. But. as he says, there's no use in
boning French anyhow.
CARI.. SMITH DONEY
Address on Furlough: Columbus, Ohio.
"Dummy" is small, pink checked and
bowlegged. Gently be it said: he resembles a
cross between a Billiken and a "Kewpie"
. doll, which is, of course. nothing to his dis-
He spends his time wandering around
wearing a semi-vacuous look Qwhich he
imagines to be highly intellectualj. He trots
cheerfully around the hop room, treading now
on the floor, now on his partner's toes with
impartial abandon, and blushing furiously
at the slightest provocation. However, he is
a reasonably good natured little runt for all
his would-be lady killing, and may get a
ce yet if he bones dis. long enough.
Address on Furlough: Galveston. Tex.
"Ricky" is king of the runts, having been
sawed off so short that he is the runt of "C
Co. Nevertheless. he is quite a runner.and
some swimmer. Sometimes the one 18 a
direct result of the other. One day he
nearly ran the legs off the flankers in gym.
and for that he had several swims in the pool.
This did not stop "Ricky," however, as the
next day he ran them just as hard falso swam
just as longj. He is a good gymnast. a
faithful dodger. and is popular with everyone
in the Corps.
WILLIAM EWEN SHIPP
Address on Furlough: Raleigh,
Though William used to be an engineer,
like most of us he has rather given up hopes.
He started in among the engineers but the
bottom fell out and down went Billie. His
wooden stunts of the past and present
attract much attention. He has bravely
attempted to buck up aided by cheerful
suggestions from the makes. It only took
him four months to find out where the
tripping lever was at coast. Among other
things William was the recipient of the
finest patrol of our plebe days and even to the
present day he eyes askance the tree on
FERDINAND FRANCIS GALLACHER
Address on Furlough: 2223 Surf Ave.,
Brooklyn. N. Y.
Why we should have been inflicted with
this specimen it is hard to say. But as we
have stood it for two years we can probably
hold out for two more. "Galooger" came
in useful when we were plebea, however, for he
received a lot of quill which might have been
distributed among the rest of us. ln Beast
Barracks he was held up before his fellow-
sufferers as the acme of unadulterated gross-
ness. He has never yet been able to hive why
this came to pass. His conversation consists
of eulogies of Coney Island. his podunk. where
he once sold tickets in a movie show, and
where he is still regarded as"quelque fromage"
by all the hot dog men.
JESSE FRANK TARPLEY. JR.
Address on Furlough: Franklin. Ky.
As Cincinnatus. at the call of the war-god
Mars, left his plow to instill the fighting
spirit into the sons of ancient Rome, so "Tarp"
left ambitions for rural life in old Kentucky
and came here to inspire the goats to renewed
efforts to stick and serve as bolsters for the
engineers. Repeated skins, "Dust on C.
Smith, S. M. l." have failed to make "Jess"
bone for himself. As the class roll in drill
regs shows, "Tarp" can spec. Modesty
alone keeps him from the ranks of the blind
VICTOR WILLIAM BECK WALES
Address on Furlough: Menlo Park,
Cullum Hall Squad GD, Hundredth Night
When we, were plebes, "Wingo" was a
godsend arriving to join us in our misery along
in September. He brought us many funny
stories made more ridiculous by his charm-
ing OJ conversational powers. This may be the
reason why he is so popular with the femmes,
coupled with good looks, spoony figure el al.
"Wingo" is also somewhat of a mystery.
Was it really personal respect, or on account
of his determined boning said corp. that
caused him to wear his best blouse to a Coast
Artillery drill? Perhaps he had the "Hydro-
lene Rag" confused with his Tango.
Address on Furlough: Wyncotef Pa.
"Herk" is another of those quiet Files who
never lets anyone know what's in them until
someone comes along and pulls it out. For
instance no one knew that "I-Ierk" had any
ambition to become a drawoid until this
book was started and now look at it--he has
ruined more pages with that pen and ink
of his than anyone else. ln camp he got such
a reputation for spooniness that everybody
accused him of boning corp, which he
vigorously denied, but, nevertheless, he
appeared one day with a pair of bright
chevrons and one of those never-come-off
smiles, both of which seem to be due to stick
for some time.
JAMES NEPHEW CAPERTON
Address on Furlough: Rome. Ga.
"Cape" is from "Ceohgia," and although we
don't know all about this Utopian land we
have learned a lot we didn't know before. We
hope some day to have the pleasure of visiting
this region to see if all he says is really true.
This gentleman's hobby is dancing and if you
are fond of it, too. ask "Cape" to show you his
"turkey hop" or his "kitchen sink."
RICHARD PARKER KUI-IN
"Park" "Coon" "Infant"
Address on Furlougllg: Xgashington Barracks,
Corp., Basketball Squad OJ, Hundredth
"Park" is always getting into some sort of
trouble and for the pranks he pulls off he
usually gets a wet drag with plenty of flunkey-
butt thrown in. We hear that he once owned
an automobile and it is rumored that he' had
little trouble in finding plenty of passengers.
Perhaps they were amused by his bum grinds
but more than likely they were captured by his
sunny smile, which will bring him success in
whatever he does.
ALEXANDER MATHIAS WEYAND
Address on Furlough: 33 Bridge Ave.. Red
Bank. N. j.
Corp., B. A.. Football Squad Q52 14, UD.
Basketball Squad KSD, Indoor Meet,-Wrest-
ling C51 C4D OJ, Outdoor Meet, A m
Football C51 C45 CBJ.
When Walter Camp gives an Army man
2d All-American it means that that man is
good. Well "Babe" is. and got All we
can say is that if Camp can keep him off the
lst next year he sure is a wonder. D
The old "Hippo" has of late developed his
art of spooning and is now a member of the
J. C. Fraternity, but say "Babe" how about
that little girl from Penn, Christmas, Leave?
"Oh, you darling big boy." "Babe always
liked the doughboys, but tho' he won't admit
it, he is gently leaning to the Coast-the real
life for a married man.
FELIX ROSSETTER McLEAN
Address on Furlough: Newburg, New York.
Cleansleeve, Hockey Squad CSD C4D CBJ, lndoor
Meet C52 141, Outdoor Meet 15D 141.
"Mac" is apparently as serious as an owl
and ssesses some of the native dignity of
that lbird. but when you know him you soon
realize that he is neither owl nor judge but a
cadet with a sense of humor.
"Mac" has gathered on his travels a con-
siderable knowledge of things of this world.
and when you note a crowd of kaydets with
their eyes sticking out about a yard you may
deduce that Felix is passing that Pans stuff.
of the bright lights and sparkling eyes of ye
demoiselles Francaise. lt may be stated
that though Felix does not seem to fall
heavily for the femmes we have heard a
story or so that we blush to credit him with.
The P's slipped one over on the Felix and he
joined us in anuary not overly .pleased to
lose a year. However. "Mac," we re for you
and we're mighty glad you came.
BENJAMIN ANTHONY YANCEY
Address on Furlough: 727 Edgewood Ave.,
Cleansleeve. Wrestling Squad C55 Q45 OJ.
Here is the man from the Empire State of
the South, and Yancey is always wishing he
was back there. "The North is a mighty
poh sort of place for aSuthenah, "says Yancey,
and he tries to make everyone believe like
he does. Yancey has aspirations to be a
great football player, so he sallies out to
Cullum every Fall afternoon, and he is always
there with the goods. Cullum's opponents
have several reasons to remember him. But
outside of this Yancey is the laziest man in
the world: he had rather starve than march
to meals. rather stay awake than make down
his bed. rather go on Furlough than stay at
West Point, so he gets his second one this year.
WILLIAM GEORGE PATTERSON
Address on Furlough: 209 Tenth St., Wells-
burg. W. Va.
Cleansleeve, Baseball Squad C4J, lndoor
Meet C4D, Wrestling Lightweight Cham-
It is a slug to be turned back in one's second
class year but native grit and the prospect of
another Furlough put "Pat" on his feet as
soon as he had tumbled into our midst.
"Pat" is the champion and can put it over
all comers in the manly art of "Tom Jenkins."
He hasagentle disposition, however. and it is
safe to kid him-to a certain extent.
When "Pat" comes among us with a split
lip or a ragged ear it does not show that he is
given to quarreling: it is merely the result of
practicing a favorite sport.
"Pat" is an enthusiast-and last fall he
enthusiastic over a baseball club-
that is one of the things that "Pat"
m't like to be kidded about. Moral:
Giants and Dessert do not make a
RAFAEL GARCIA Y LARROSA
Address on Furlough: 2025 G Street, N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Cleansleeve, A. B. -
"Mr, Garcia, did you dust those shoes?"-
Garcia looks down, raises one foot, wipes it on
trouser leg-same for other foot-"Yes, sir"
Such stunts kept our beast detail in good
humor and saved us many a crawling.
"Cannibal" is full of smiles. ready to crop out
when least expected, but a huge ambition
for his country lurks under them all. When
we are "Coast without" and second lieuts
detailed across seas, maybe we'll meet Presi-
dent Garcia, ex-cadet U. S. M. A.
WILLIAM EARL CHAMBERS
Address on Furlough: E. 326 First Ave.,
"And still they gazed. and still the wonder
grew." How all the efficiency in the class
could be compressed into such a small con-
tainer. is a mystery. Nevertheless, it's there.
We can prove it. The Chambers is efficient
for three reasons: CID lf pressed, he will admit
it himself. C25 The Com thought so, witness
the fourth ranking corp. C35 The first two
reasons are good enough.
Furthermore, not satisfied with efficiency
alone, he has a corner on most of the mis-
cellaneous knowledge now extant. Why. he
knows every man in the class by his voice
alone! His best quality is his willingness to
elp others. He says he's going to run D
Co. himself next year, and let the Captain
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WILLIS McDONALD CHAPIN
Address on Furlough: St John, Mich.
Congressman Duflicket of Four Corners,
Michigan, bit off a large chunk of brown, and
looked at the horse indifferently. "Waal,
neighbor Chapin, I reckon we can't make a
trade." His bluff having no effect, he was
forced to come across with a new proposition.
"Stiddy, now! ef I throw in an appointment to
West Point will ye swap the bay fer me
sorrel mare? I understand you got a
wuthless son. wastin' his time larnin' to drink
beer daown to Ann Arbor." This offer was
too tempting to be refused. So that's how
young Willie MacDoodle came into our
midst. He's been trying ever since to figure
out how much the "old gent" got stung.
ABRAM VOORI-IEES RINEARSON, JR.
Address on Furlough: St. Genevieve. Mo.
Every winter morning at reveille a plaintive
wail proceeds from "Riney's" alcove. "Wifey,
please get up and shut up the room, turn on
the steam: I'm cold. I say, why can't you do
something forafeller?" As soon as "Riney"
is up and properly thawed out he starts his
regular occupation-piping furlough. All
day long nothing interrupts his beautiful
dreams. Even in his sleep he says, "She's
uh sweeh lil' gut."
When a plebe he piped home so hard that he
turned himself out for a B. S. exam. But he
failed miserably--that is, he passed the exam,
so he's still an irresponsible Kaydet.
HUGH ALLEN RAMSEY
"Duke" "Drill Regs"
Address on Furlough: Lisbon. Ohio.
If mere boning them were the whole secret
of attaining chevrons, "Duke" would be a
high ranking make. He even took his
Infantry Drill Regulations on a hike once. so
that he might gain a bootlick by helping the
tacs plan the campaign-hence the name
"Drill Regs." Yet here is "Duke," High
Private in the rear rank, while a guy like
Moses. whom he ranks immeasurably in Dis,
marches on the right of the colors. Never
mind, "Duke:" keep a-plugging and remerber
that Cowgill drew an acting sergeancy in his
First Class camp.
STANLEY ERIC REINHART
Address on Furlough: Polk, Ohio.
"Doc" first distinguished himself by doing
a Brodie off the parallel bars over in the gym
last year. He missed the mat by about
six inches, thereby causing himself to swallow
several front teeth. The rethult wath that
he thpoke withalithp until he got in thome
His chevrons were a little late, but when
they finally arrived the plebes were sure out
of luck. One would hardly expect such an
angelic appearing creature to be such a
crawloid. We ourselves, however, find "Doc"
to be one of those good-natured files who
will always do anything for anyone.
SPENCER ATKINS MERRELL
"Falstaff" "Shortcut" "Spence"
Address on Furlough: 6209 Washington
Avenue. St. Louis. Mo.
Cullum Hall Squad C45 GJ. Hundredth Night
Cast C4J GJ. Cleansleeve.
"Huw long is il agn, nh, lack, since lhou aawes!
lhlne own km-e P"-Shakes.
Huge, rotund. smiling--here is our Sir
John Falstaff-devoted, like his distinguished
prototype, to eating, drinking and sleeping.
His spare time is dedicated to bootlicking
St. Louis, the home of the Anheuser Busch.
Spence's wisdom is as infinite as his girth-
yes, he wears a shoulder belt for a waist bel t-
but don't ever take any of his advice seriously.
We shall never forget the famous "Short-
cut" of his on a hike. The foolish ones took
the long way home, but they were there for
the eats. After a hearty meal. Falstaff takes
a couple of pills and starts piping dinner. lf
he keeps on eating he'll have to have his
clothes made by a tentmaker.
"Use Dr. Merrell's cannon ball pills. and
JOHN WOODMAN FRASER
Address on Furlough: Suffern, N. Y.
Corp., Assistant Editor F urlough Book
Furlough Banquet Committee, Star.
It is hard to look at this long. lean, bullet
shaped head. without feeling a sympathy
akin to horror. "Jack" Fraser looks a
good deal like Rameses ll, if that gentleman
were to come to life today. However
"Frazoo's" resemblance to S. Kasoupolos
and Co.'s famous cigarettes stops here.
lf. in the future, you see a semi-intelligent
looking. taciturn. grossly awkward sort of a
person, don't be alarmed: it is probably
harmless. heedless, witless "Engineer Jack"
hunting for a tenth.
"Jack" devotes his time to fighting for
tenths, struggling for a sergeancy and fighting
shy of femmes' attentions. CRec'd of J.
Fraser 50c for the last statement.D lnci-
dentally our hero saves a few Coats at writ
time. also his own life at riding by falling off
before each hurdle.
MAURICE LEVI MILLER
Address on Furlough: Oronoco, Minnesota.
Wrestling Squad MJ. Assistant Librarian,
Y. M. C. A., Outdoor Meet QU, Photog-
rapher Furlough Book. Corp.
Here is the guy who put the "Mil" in
Military. Plebe year was quite a come
down from a high ranking tin school make,
but recognition brought the chevrons and a
chance to show the battalion how to execute
the manual. This and other achievements
made "Cutey" second only to Chambers in
receiving wet drags.
We are grateful to him for the photographic
part of this book, even though he did try to
delay publication to see whether he got an
"A" in baseball this spring. When not
spooning, "Mil" spends his spare time boning
"top," which, however. is no job for him-for
how could a "top" find time to write to
JOHN BENNINGTON BENNET
Address on Furlough: Leavenworth, Kansas.
Corp., Hundredth Night Chorus C4J.
Years ago, "Jack" was quite a spry young
cut up. Since coming here he has put away
childish things. He now devotes himself
to two activities-the study of the Popular
Magazine or other examples of the best
English Literature. and piping Graduation.
That "there's a reason" for the latter might
be inferred from the reverse he has on the
plebes in his division. They're getting tired
of dragging him three letters every day.
Just think! That's H95 letters a year.
Doesn't sound possible. does it? But ask
the plebes. They don't expect to see him
come back from Furlough.
JAMIE CORNELIUS RUDDELL
Address on Furlough: Parksville, W. Va.
Here is our original modest violet. He de-
sires no further fame than that adhering to the
privilege of being Corporal Scott's wife. For
fear of misadventure he rarely leaves his own
division except for an occasional feed hop,
which he attends in full field equipment. No
tribute to him would be complete without a
reference to his singing. Yes, he's in the
choir. Some singoid, too, though a file once
remarked that while "Rudle's" singing could
hardly be called heavenly, it was certainly un-
earthly. Our final remark about him is
"Requiescat in pace," meaning, "Don't wake
the child: its manners are awful."
ROBERT GEORGE GUYER
Address on Furlough: Presidio,
San Francisco. Cal.
Look at him! lsn't he cute? And this
picture doesn't do him justice. lt fails to
portray the rosy hue of his velvety cheeks.
No wonder the femmes fall for him! At the
same time they regard that complexion with
envious eyes. But they worry him to death.
He has to split all his dances and they all
flirt with him outrageously. All of which
makes him rosier than ever.
We are confident that. Bobbie's cheeks
will be undimmed by Furlough excesses.
His idea of a lurid night is to sit down in an
ice cream palace and consume gallons of soda
water. But his innocence is his greatest charm.
We love him for it.
STANLEY LONZO SCOTT
Address on Furlough: New Albany. Ind.
Corp., lndoor Meet f4J, Outdoor Meet 142.
lt has been remarked that " 'Scotty' is all
right in his way. but he doesn't weigh much!"
Readers, this is rank injustice. "Scotty" is a
good scout, a man of brains, muck and
kidney-and a regular Salvation Army to the
Coats. We admit that he has an ingrowing
disposition, but this is excusable in a man who
boned first corp and drew about fiftieth. The
worst of it is he's still boning something-top
maybe. Not wishing him any hard luck,
but reveille would be a doubly sad affair if he
presided over it. No, Scotty, we don't
object to your wearing a white shirt, but the
flunkey-butt is too much.
KENNETH MACOMB HALPINE
Address on Furlough: Chemong Park, Ont.,
When a plebe, "Halpy" was once caught
with an intelligent look upon his face. When
asked what he was thinking about. he replied,
"Nothing, sir." This illustrates his crafty
nature, for underneath his wooden exterior he
conceals an incredible amount of knowledge
and sophistication. not to say hiviness. We
must admit. however. that one would never
expect this from his usual appearance and
He is almost as great an economist as jeff
Groselle. spending a large part of his time
bumming the makings from Joe Grant. When
ere plebe he was christened "Snookums"
now even the femmes have adopted it.
yes, he hives the femmes. He admits it
WILLIAM EDWIN COFFIN, JR.
Address on Furlough: Greensboro, N. C.
Corp., B.A., A. B.. Football Squad HD, Base-
ball Squad C4J, Indoor Meet 141, Ring Com-
mittee, "A" in Football. Athletic Repre-
sentative. Speaker Furlough Banquet.
Here is a good object lesson for one of those
obnoxious files with a size eight head who could
easily wear a cuff for a collar and whose chief
occupation is pressing his own button.
For here, gentlemen, is a man who has the
goods and is almost ashamed to admit it.
But he showed he has 'em by winning his "A"
in his plebe year and incidentally the approval
and admiration of the corps. Unfortunately
he was overheard cautioning a Plebe last sum-
mer. ln consequence of this little "stunt"
he was among those not there on the grid-
iron last football season. but he will be
there next season and then. gentlemen. the
score will be 52 to 9.
EDWARD FONDREN SHAI FER
Address on Furlough: North Chevy Chase,
Gentlemen: Edward Towhead Shaifer, Doc
Merrell's choice for the All-American Skag
Team. Yes, it was remarkable that "Shafe"
came in with us, but the fact that he is still
here is nothing short of a miracle. Every
six months, "Pinky's" friends hold a council of
war and decide that the skags and the P's have
got him this time sure. Despite the cloud:
outlook, "Shafe" has always pulled throug
with sometimes as much as five tenths to
spare. Wherefore we rejoice. If the skags
don't get him. as the learned doctor swears
they will, he will probably live to be a French
"Est-ce que vous avez les makings."
WILLIAM ROSSER WILSON
Address on Furlough: Greenville. N. C.
Cleansleeve, A. B.
"Ah, Mr. Wilson, eer-here's a report
against your name-eeer-improper dancing
at hop. ls that correct?"
"No, sir-that is-yes.sir-er-I mean that
l had no intention of intentionally dancing in
an improper manner. sir-. Furthermore, I
regard that report as an insult to the lady I
was dancing with, sir."
"Never mind the lady: the report is not
against her. What were you doing?"
"Nothing but just plain, hesitation, one
step, Boston dip. tango, and a few steps of my
own. sir, and-"
"Well, Mr. Wilson, l'm told that your
dancing resembled that of a tenderloin actress.
Be more careful in the future, unless you de-
sire hop confinement. Get out."
ROBERT ALLEN SHARRER
Address on Furlough: Westminster, Md.
Corp., B. A.. A. B.. V. C.
Does this gentle soul look like a cruel
maltreater of the under dog? Well, hardly.
But just the same a little incident of Yearling
Camp cost Bob a high ranking pair of
chevrons, and all his spare time for seven
months. Whereat all the world stood
aghast. He could scarcely believe it himself.
Nevertheless he settled down to do his time
with his eye on the three gold bars that he'll
sport at the Frisco Fair.
If you ever get into trouble go to Bob and
he'll tell you the right thing to do. There is
room for lots of men like him in the Corps and
in the Army.
NELSON BATEMAN RUSSELL
Address on Furlough: l52 Branch Street.
Russell at the table: "Mr, Ducrot, where
is the largest shoe button factory in the
world? Pretty wooden,aren'tyou? Lowell,
Massachusetts, of course." And again, "You
fellows never saw an ahss before l came here,
did you?" Or in the riding hall when his
horse, being slightly restless, tries to go
faster than "N, B." deems advisable-
"Sshh, sshh, nice horsie, sshh now."
'The above is a sample of the line of talk
handed out by the boy who tried to inaugurate
the custom of appearing at reveille with
nothing on but an overcoat and a pair of
garters. Nevertheless that smile and that
Boston accent are bound to succeed.
JAMES KNOX COCKRELL
Address on Furlough: jacksonville, Fla.
Cleansleeve, A. B.
'Twas a dark and stormy night! Not
expecting any visitors in such inclement
weather, the sentinel on number nine curled
up in the sentry box for a nap. During this
nap he dreamed that he had died and had
been refused admission at the pearly gates. so
he got a job as a chariot horse for his Satanic
Majesty. Old Satan was a hard driver. He
kept jabbing his steed with a pitchfork and
yelling "Get up, there, Get up." Alas! the
dream was true! The sentinel opened his
eyes and beheld the O. D. poking him with his
sabre. Thus was "Cocky's" hopping career
ruined. Nothing to do now but stay home
and argue with jeff on domestic economy.
A l l
JOSEPH HAMILTON GRANT
Addresson Furlough : Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Grind Editor, Furlough Book: Cleansleeve.
When you look at this animated mummy of
withered gloom. you can scarcely refrain
from murmuring the time worn words about
"Yon Cassius." However "joe" resembles
the famous Roman Assassin in the physical
Members of the Coast Artillery and other
parents: Don't educate your son to be a
coupon cutter-in a cigar store-for that's
where "joe" accumulated his stack of racy
anecdotes with which he has regaled the
Corps since his first Hungry Squad.
"Joe" finds his chief diversion in biting
remarks about his friends, and his chief
aversion in biting marks in the floor of the
riding hall. And both of these traits furnish
us with infinite amusement.
JOHN FRANCIS GROSELLE
Address on Furlough: Defiance, Ohio.
Did you ever see a face like this before?
What a wonderful thing nature is! Reader,
you must understand that behind this re-
trousse nose is a busy little man poking it into
everything. "jeff" spends his spare hours
working out two great problems, namely,
the reform of the universe and how to live
on nothing a day. Between times he enjoys
slipping one over on the T. D. much to
its discomfiture. He is going to use the
money he saves by scavenging clothes to buy
stogies eighteen inches long, which he will
tackle dauntlessly, and unaided. West Point
surely develops nerve.
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Address on Furlough: Albion, Michigan.
Corp., Outdoor Meet. Cullum Hall Squad
C41 131. Numerals, Hundredth Night C47.
"Hey, Cooey, l lost two tenths in math and
three in French. l am afraid they're going
to get me in Chune" Ctearsj. Luckily, his
reputation as a calamity howler is wide-
spread, so when Dean says "Hard luck? Why,
man, etc.," we'just merely murmur, "Yep:
he's got it. ln love? No, just dead and
buried in that cu id grave." Nevertheless
this old Dutch Beer wagon is the most
typical specimen of the Vaterland we have
here. A consistent worker is the "Hardnut"
and there is nothing too small for him to bone,
even that unattainable thing called Dis.
just how far that's gone you may judge from
his own remark,."Cuess l'll be sub-div next
year when you'll get sergeant-major: but the
year's young, boy: l'll beat you yet."
ROBERT RAU DUNCAN McCULLOUGH
Address on Furlough: 2855 N. I3th Street,
Corp., Y. M. C. A. Secretary.
That angel childl "Mac" should be canon-
ized, and probably would be were it not for
his intemperate habits. He has done his
best to reform everything on the map, but
those who know him can't square his preach-
ing with his habits. He can take-I mean,
eat-more medicine than an ordinary kaydet
can eat boodle. He always imagines that
something is wrong with his department of the
interior. and proceeds to get on a pink pill
spree. That is his favorite color in pills.
"Mac" has a discriminatin taste in things
feminine, and distinguished himself by boast-
ing that he could get the best of any fem in
the world. We have grave suspicions that
this was said shortly after "Mac" had been
let drop with a jar.
HAMILTON EWING MAGUIRE
Address on Furlough: i023 jefferson Ave.,
Corp., Hop Manager 131.
"Ham," or as She calls him," Hammie
Lamb" is the real authority to whom all social
climbers go for information as to what to do
and when to do it. He has the distinct repu-
tation of being the one mainstay of the elite of
the yearling class. and mostlof his spare mo-
ments are spent in some cozy corner of the Post
practicing his wily arts. This coupled with
the fact that he is one of the best hopoids on
the place has made him quite a social bug
with a host of admiring femmes. "Mac" is
one of the lucky type, who because of "this
college stuff" or just natural hiviness can look
on studies as he does on everything else,
except sleep. "Oh, just a mere trifle."
JOSEPH MERIT TULLY
Address on Furlough: Orange. New Jersey.
Cleansleeve, Cullum Hall Squad.
He is not red-headed, only decidedly
blonde. When New Jersey offered this
crowning sacrifice to Mars. she sent us the
most innocent of her lambs. He stayed
innocent for a while, but, under the beneficent
influence of the two Smiths, he developed
into a roughneck of the old school. He
believes in woman's suffrage, and wasted a
whole holiday, furnished by the death of a
Cabinet officer, debating with McCullough
the intellectual capacities of woman. "Mac"
has done his best to reform him, but the
"Tooly" has the devil's own luck, hence,
why not the other characteristics.
MARCUS ROGER MONSARRAT
Address on Furlough: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Cleansleeve, A. B., Baseball Squad 142, Class
Step right up, don't be afraid-his appetite
for missionary a la Newburg has been com-
pletely eradicated, and now he is quite tame.
"Cannibal" has a habit of talking in his sleep.
When he is asleep, you can find out all about
his Honolulu affinities by a few judicious
questions. Despite his name, "Monty" is
the despair of the French Department. They
have even been so abrupt as to suggest an- f
examination on Feb. 28th, but does that worry
our hero?-not at all. That same glad smile
is in evidence, and we hope always will be.
THOMAS LYLE MARTIN
Address on Furlough: I2I9 Orleans Street,
Corp., Champion Middleweight Boxing f4l,
Ring Committee, Art Editor Furlough
Book, Howitzer Representative.
"Tom" has three favorite subjects of con-
versation, Horses. Engineering and Femmes.
As to horses, sufhcient be it to say that he has
the Yellow Fever so badly that he can ride
Cullum and then say without shame that he
enjoys riding. Then who has not heard him
enthuse for hours on the beauties of railroad
building in Arkansas? But when it comes to
the Femmes, words fail. Files who were
with him on leave say that the first time he
walked down Broadway he took a strangle-
hold on the arm of the man next him and let
himself be towed. His only complaint was
that since he was not crosseyed he could only
see the femmes in one direction at one time.
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WILLIAM HIEATT CURETON
Address on Furlough: Anchorage, Ky.
Cleansleeve. Indoor Meet, Boxing.
"Cutie" had the honor of christening
himself. One night in yearling camp. he was
seated on Cullum Hall balcony with the
necessary complement. The sweet thing
asked, "But dearest, what shall I call you?"
Our hero replied, "At home they call me
William. but call me Cutie-the fellows
will all know who you mean." Maybe it is
"Cutie's" spooning propensities that are
responsible for his inexhaustible store of good
nature. He is always ready to smile, and
tackles everything with a smile in his heart
and all his forces in the business.
RALPH GILLETTE BARROWS
Address on Furlough: Forest Lawn, N. Y.
"Bunny" is of a retiring disposition. but he
has finally broken into the lime-light. Fame
came to him with his successful demonstra-
tion to an admiring Tactical Oflicer of the
possibilities of executing "right about face"
to the left. His naturally modest disposition
being upset by the shower of attentions thus
drawn upon him, he has attempted to dis-
claim the act. He has even attempted to
prove to the great T. D. that there is a point
at which a left about face ceases to be a left
about face, but without success. The fact
remains. and is proved by this little entry
in the skin book. "Barrows-Executing left
bout face when leaving Tactical Officer."
CARL LEE MARRIOTT i JAMES CUYLER PETERMAN
Address on Furlough: Faxon, Oklahoma.
Corp., Cullum Hall MD, OJ.
Marriott comes from the home of bad men
in the Wild and Woolly West. On reaching
West Point, however, he met and went into
artnership with Peterman. Competition
being too strong for him in this house, he gave
up the life of a desperado and went into
retirement. From this secluded life he was
drawn, several times during camp. by the lure
of the Color Line. But this was not to last.
for the Great T. D. had noticed him and
marked him for their own. As a result
he now wears gold lace and basks in the great
white light that beats upon the Com's elect.
JOHN JOSEPH Ll EB
"Johnny" "Lib" "Jack"
Address on Furlough: Faribault, Minn.
Corp., lndoor Meet, Boxing, Cullum Hall
Squad, Class Sabre Team.
Shortly before the beginning of historic
times, this portly Swede dropped among us,
bringing with him a happy smile, and a
complexion like the First flush of the rosy
dawn. ln every crowd of Kaydets you can
usually pick out that "Billiken" smile. Once
he showed his love for companionship by
marching to breakfast with his company, he
bring corporal of the guard at the time. Un-
fortunately he forgot the minor consideration
of belt and gloves, and a Tac asked some
embarrassing questions. He smiles still.
Address on Furlough: Marksville, La.
Petermanl Heoughl "Pete" thought he
would deadbeat a hike on the strength of a
microscopic corn in Yearling Camp. just
before sick call. he was out honoring the
femmes with his society, and when he re-
ported to the surgeon, his mind was so en-
grossed with the dear things that he forgot
which foot was causing him so much agony,
and took off the wrong shoe. He is still sore
at the Kaiser for sending him on the hike in
his enfeebled condition. "Pete" is distinctly
a hit with the ladies. though it is well that they
didn't see him try skating for the first time.
He made a hit all right.
THOMAS GREEN PEYTON
' 'Tom' '
Address on Furlough: Sweet Springs, West
"Tom" comes from the sunny south, where
Hell Cats are unheard of and people enjoy a
life of ease and luxury. The hardest thing
for "Tom" to hive is the fact every first call
is followed by an assembly in seven minutes.
As a result "Tom" runs a few lates. But
he is improving. He has invented the best
system of making your toilet on the fly, yet to
be seen. He washes in his room, gets into
his overcoat going out of the door, buttons it
going down the steps, puts on his gloves
running for ranks, and buttons the last
button and heaves to in his place in ranks at
the last note of assembly. CSometimes.J
ever a lost motion anywhere. Believe me
e could show the efficiency experts a few
ints. Never mind. "Tom:" there will be no
ates on Furlough. I
BENJAMIN SLOAN BEVERLEY
Address on Furlough: The Plains, Va.
Cleansleeve. Indoor Meet fwrestlingj, Cullum
"Ben" is one of those fellows whose looks
are deceiving. Under a modest exterior and
the bearing of a Chesterfield he hides a
courage equal to combat with anything from
the Juggernaut to a Hudson River mosquito.
As for declaiming he is our pride and joy.
His chef d'oeuvre is "The Charge of the
Light Brigade." with Cureton furnishing the
necessary noises of conflict, ancl acting as
general utility man. We expect great things
of "Ben," as he possesses all the necessary
qualities, and a subconscious respect for the
little fine points of conduct which make life
JOHN ALEXANDER STREET
Address on Furlough: Ripley, Mississippi.
Corp., A. B.
No wonder the old grads are always be-
moaning the depths of perdition to which the
place has sunk. If they could only see this
latest wonder adorned with chevrons, they
would go into fresh paroxysms. Anybody
could look at John and tell he is not the
stuff of which corporals are made. He is a
plain ornery buck in everything except
reality. The ancient and Honorable Order
after fitting ceremonies bade a fond adieu to
the old Street of convivial yearling camp days:
but never mind, John, maybe they will over-
look you when they start scattering sergeants
THOMAS SIMONS SINKLER, JR.
"Tom" "Snooky Yookumsh
Address on Furlough: 5 Ladson St., Charles-
ton, S. C.
Corp., Furlough Banquet Committee.
"Tom" arrived a little late but didn't fail to
create a sensation with his tarheel accent.
The men at his table could not hive at first
what he wanted when he yelled for nkecks.
please." We were not long in discovering,
however, that behind that accent was a man
worth knowing-a true Southern gentleman
in the best sense of the word. As one might
guess from his nickname, "Tom" does not
lack favor with the ladies. So great is his
modesty, however, that when dragging to a
hop he never takes more than two-thirds of the
gard himself for fear the femme may not like
WARNER WILLIAM CARR
Address on Furlough: Fowler, Indiana.
Cleansleeve, Baseball Squad, Indoor Meet.
A man of bloodthirsty tendencies. Once
at a P. M. E.. drill, when Johns had pulled up
a turning point with the characteristic
woodenness of a corporal, one of the party
yelled to Warner, who was at the instrument,
the news of the disaster. He piped back
in that dulcet treble of his, "Well, you've
got an axe down there, haven't you?" A
rough-neck of the rough-necks, he is "E"
Co.'s pride." The fair sex never seem to have
roped him in. There must be some maid out
in the wilds of Indiana who is waiting for our
ARTHUR MONROE ELLIS
" Milkmaid "
Address on Furlough: Baxter, Tenn.
Appearances are deceiving. To look at him
no innocent promoter of a boodle light would
suspect his capacity, but, believe me, he is the
human vacuum. That unassuming air was
always a good ticket to a boodle fight. No-
body ever noticed his quiet entr6e, but quite a
few noticed the scarcity of forbidden refresh-
ments after he had been there a while. He is
a bear-cat when it comes to brew. One
might suspect that it takes the place of the
liquid moonlight they drink down inTennessee.
Heaven help the inhabitants thereof if they
drink their national beverage the way Ellis
FAY BRINK PRlCKE.TT
"Brink," "Fairy" "Fay"
Address on Furlough: ll0 l0th St., E.
A. B., Outdoor Meet.
The gastronomic wonder, and then some.
He may be a long distance runner, but his
real triumphs are achieved in the Slum Palace.
He really has the nerve to pretend to enjoy it
too. Heaven protect the modest boodle-fight
he happens to drop in on, and a Charles and
Co. boodle order is merely a table of contents
to him. Shortly after "Fay" entered, his
podunk published an article headed "Making
Good All Along the Line." It told all about
how well he stood in athletics and studies, and
how popular he was. Studies hadn't started,
and athletics don't exist for a plebe in summer
camp. However, it has all come true, and was
prophetic if not strictly authentic at the time.
JAMES ARTHUR PICKERING
Address on Furlough: Mount Olive, Miss.
"Pick" being a dashing soldier boy, has the
trooper's chief characteristic. an extensive vo-
cabulary of choice expressions. Shortly after
he got his corp he told a plebe, "Mister, if you
don't buck up around here, you will catch the
mischief"--this in that swaggering, bullying
manner we will always associate with "Pick."
He came out first in Dis, but don't think he
was a good boy-he was just too crafty to get
caught. Under a modest exterior and behind
that pair of specs he is a regular devil, espe-
cially with the femmes.
CHARLES HOLMES CUNNlNGHAM
Address on Furlough: Lawrenceville, lll.
Cleansleeve, V. C., Associate Editor Fur-
Behold the Human Milky Way! The stars
on his collar signify that he belongs to the
exclusive order of successful tenth-fighters.
The uninitiated might suppose that they were
to make up for the deficiencies of his facial
beauty, which is quite reasonable judging
from his looks. Maybe it is another of
Nature's provisions for esthetic equilibrium.
"Cunnie" has made exhaustive researches in
the intellectual capacity of goats. Every
morning during the writs, he has a herd in his
room, and feeds them not rubbish, but sundry
ellipsoids, hyperboloids and asymptotes,
thereby cheating the Math Department of
ome of its choicest victims.
GEORGE JOSEPH NEWGARDEN, JR.
"Georgie" "B. J."
Address on Furlough: I633 Massachusetts
Ave., Washington, D. C.
Cleansleeve. Indoor Meet, Class Sabre Squad.
And clo those poor boys have to put up
with that thing? Yes-kind reader. and then
some. "Georgie" is a musician-at least
he thinks so. For further particulars ask
anyone in the l8th Div. Having no ears for
music, they can't judge its quality, but that
voice of "Georgie's" is there in some quantity.
When he starts to hum. all the occupants of
sixteen cells are aware of it, and when he
really gets the inspiration, thirty-one of his
fellow sufferers have murder in their hearts.
"Georgie" would have died in one of his
moonlight sonatas long ago, if he hadn't had
such a genial disposition to plead for him.
THOMAS FRANCIS McDONALD
"Mac" is the only original Irishman at
large. l believe he smokes his pipe upside
down when nobody is looking. We will
always remember him sitting smoking that
pipe, retailing scandal in a manner to make
the New York papers green with envy. What
gossip he hasn't heard, he can divine: and
what is left over. he can predict. He has a
habit of always being spooned up for the
occasion, and getting there on time. Nobody
ever saw him in a hurry. Here's hoping you
will come back, "Mac" We all feel there is
something missing since you left.
FREDERICK BEELER INGLIS
Address on Furlough: Norfolk, Neb.
Corp.. Class Fencing Squad.
"Freddie" is some beau sabreur. he is. ln
fact, he is captain of the Yearling sabre team,
and got the job on his ability to wield the
little tin sword. Quiet and precise, you would
never suspect the little devil lurking under
that modest demeanor. And as for the
femmes. they are all wild over him. With all
these qualities. he has the patience of a saint.
Imagine a man living with George Newgarden
for any length of time without making some
attempt at murder or suicide. ln addition to
these shortcomings. he's a corporal after the
T. D.'s heart. and maybef?l his chevrons will
rise above his elbow some day.
NOTLEY YOUNG DU HAMEL
Address on Furlough: 202 Bay Street.
Brooklyn. N. Y.
The Duke is one of those retiring young
men who achieve greatness through their
intellects. He is a regular old tenth-fighter.
Now in riding, the "Lily-Maid of Astolat"
has evolved a system all his own. He holds
that the break in the waist should come on
the downward motion of the horse, the back
being straight on the upward plunge. This
produces an effect likely to kill any ordinary
beast. The effect on the "Dumb-Animal,"
his rider, is. of course, negligible. It is just
one more of the trials of cadetship in the
humble opinion of an engineer.
EDWARD GORINC BLISS
Address on Furlough: Fort Sam Houston,
The "Brigadier" is always associated
in a kaydet's mind with P. IVI. E.. drills and
midnight dragging parties. At P. M. E.. he
distinguished himself by remarking on the
work of his predecessors at the instrument,
"This is very good for rough reconnaisance.
but the rest will be done accurately."
Accuracy, along with an undaunted faith in
his fellows, an inexhaustible fund of good
nature. a propensity for work and an ab-
normal appetite for sleep, form the keynote
of this young Napoleon's character. E.
Goring certainly worked hard to get a good
start on his military career during yearling
camp. It was a wonderful sight to see this
future general form the battalion but the
rest of the boys appreciated his efforts after
taps more than those at parade.
SKI N-LIST-FOURTH CLASS
IVIerreII-Button off dress coat at parade.
d Among the official communications of the next
West Point, N. Y., Aug. 6, I9I2.
From:-S. A. Merrell, Cadet Pvt., 4 Class.
To :--The Commandant of Cadets.
Subject:--Explanation of report "Button off dress
coat at arad " '
The report is correct. As the Band was playing
the Star Spangled Banner. I lifted my chest and the
button popped off.
S. A. Merrell.
Next day before parade-
Indignant top-sergeant, who received B-ache
back, plus several admiring yearlings, plus Merrell.
Top:-"Move your face back, lVIr. Merrell."
Yearlings:-"Pop another button off for us. Let's
see you puff your chest out.' QThis scene repeated
daily throughout Camp.D
Baldwin, hesitatingly--"Say, Campbell, er-er
-- don't you--er-think that that is er-ah-er-rather
an unsavory remark about me in the Furlough Book?"
QQuick, john, the axe: it's alive.J
CHARLES BENJAMIN DUNCAN
Address on Furloughz Nashville, Tenn.
Cleansleeve, Cullum Hall fnumeralsl, Wrest-
ling Squad, Indoor meet.
"Charlie" comes from the land of fast horses,
good whiskey and fair women. He can get
more fun per cubic inch out of life than ten
ordinary men. Life, for him, is a perpetual
circus, Although ."some" dancer, he attends
only feed hops. although, to his credit be it
said, he was never known to carry a bacon can
along. As for booclle fights, he is usually the
moving force and charter member. "Charlie"
was slated for a high ranking corp, but West
Point awoke to the fact that he was too good a
man to lose so quickly, and prolonged his
stay to five years, allowing the chevrons to
acquire files and glory with age.
Riding Instructor, to Wills, after policing against
wall:-"Are you hurt, lVIr. Wills?"
Wills Qrubbing his batted domel :-"No, sir. Qasidel
Hurtnoh no, I'm sitting on the roof singing a Xmas
Instructor. in 7A math :--"I'II hear from you, Mr.
Nygaard. You've been standing at the board long
enough to have written a text-book on the subject. Do
you know anything about the lesson?"
Cwhat a question to ask a Coatlj
Instructor, in drawing, to Grant, who stands
I42:-"How did you draw that line, Mr. Grant?"
Grant:-"With a pencil, sir."
Instructor, with infinite patience:-"I didn't ask
you what you drew it with, but how did you get it?"
Grant:-"Just drew it, sir."
Instructor:-"Absolutely hopeless. Cod save you.
Mr. Grant: nobody else can."
Riding Instructor at first hour riding to Tarpley,
is looking rather pale:-"Mr. Tarpley, are you
Tarpley:-"N--No-No, sir-I guess l ate too
m-m-much dinner, sir."
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"B. s." "Aunt Km" "spec" "Hal."
Address on Furlough: i509 "B" Avenue.
Football Squad C4J UD, Baseball Squad f4l
OJ, Basketball Squad Q41 CBD, lndoor Meet
Ol, Outdoor Meet.
Yes, "B. S." is a corp! He couldn't see
anything in a corp until he got one, but we
haven't noticed him as yet turning in his
resignation as a make. One would think to
look at him that he is the personification of
laziness. but he has showed plenty of pep
in making three athletic squads. He hardly
knew what it was in his plebe year to pull in
his chin in the "Slum Palace." He is one of
the best "poop:-1" in the class. "Oh, l hive
that all right." Why is he called "Aunt
Kate" if Watch him walk.
HOLLAND LULEY ROBB
"Fossil" "Queen of the Upper Berth"
Address on Furlough: l404 West Ave.,
La Crosse, Wis.
Cullum Hall Squad MD, Hundredth Night
Chorus 141, Cleansleeve.
Under all his outward appearance of con-
tinued grouch, sister Annette K. has a warm
heart. He's a good eater and has a pathetic
fondness for candy as shown by his little
trip on Flirtation one cold night for a plunge
"a la Udson." a box of candy and a hop.
Women, lovely women, how they seek him!
Xmas leave? Yep. The North Dakota.
He loudly asserts that it was cold in the
upper regions but -1-
Ask Neppie how long a man can live in
New York on seven bones and then return
iandd deposit 53.59 toward his equipment
HENRY PARKER BLANKS
"Pickles" "Hank" "Granny"
Address on Furlough: S. A. E. House, Dela-
Cleansleeve. Cullum Hall Squad, Furlough
To whom it may concern: The bearer,
Henry Blanks, I know to be of sound charac-
ter, not to be judged by the expression on his
face. Call him "Hank" and he is happy.
Give him a warm comforter, a bottle of
growley, and a cracker or a shaving brush
and he'll make you happy. too. He leads the
army of the goats, drawing pencils in both
hands, his tongue blazing to the right and left
until he strikes a Napoleonic pose with one
foot on the Academic Board and the other on
Dick Dorer. And as for his drawing ability,
just glance thru this book-or at the skinlist.
WILLIAM STUART ELEY
Address on Furlough: Suffolk, Virginia.
Cullum Hall Squad GJ, Corp.
Eli is the handsome chap whose reputation
for beauty preceded him to the Point,
thro the innocent lips of those admiring
femmes. When Jack Jouett returned from
furlough he went rushing down in front of
"F" Co. yelling for "that good-looking Mr.
Eley" and proceeded to warn him to keep
away from his Uack'sD femme with his good-
looking face or it would lead to trouble. He
works hard, in fact so hard that he specked
those chevrons last May. He's always there
with the cheerful smile, even at reveille, and
always has a good word for all -1 fthe
JAMES FLINN HODGSON
"Jim" "Jimmie" "Squire"
Address on Furlough: l32 Mansion Ave.,
Haddonfield, N. J.
Corp., A. B., B. A., Football Squad f5D C41 131.
lndoor Meet, Hop Manager CBJ.
"Jimmie," "E" Co's flanker corp, prides
himself on being a terror to plebes. He
did his best in camp and could be heard riding
them like a real squire. Besides his ability
as a crawloid "Jim" turns out regularly for
football and is some hand with the ladies.
Last summer a certain femme saw the "mad
squire" sailing maiestically by as goat corp
of the guard and asked "Who is that handsome
fellow? lsn't he the commander? l just
love his martial bearing," and it was some
bearing, for that night we hove him gently
but surely under the spigot.
OLIVER BYRON CARDWELL
Address on Furlough: 658 lrving Street,
Cleansleeve, A. B.
Cardie is a typical engineer, absolutely
always in trouble, but never using the right
formula to get out. ln Yearling Camp he
overstayed his time on flirtation and attempt-
ed to run an absence on "Peerade." The
tac hived the situation and then the chief
"gum-stick" hoofed the area. Having lost
his Christmas leave the "Slug" tried to break
into a plebe dragging formation and now
drags his-er-er-good humor on the area.
Always a willing helper he can show
any goat any "n" problems the "P"
ever invented and the goats stand in line out-
side his door never to be turned away.
PAUL BARROWS PARKER
"Seminole" "P. B." "Paul"
Address on Furlough: Orlando, Florida.
Cleansleeve, Football Squad OJ, lndoor Meet,
Outdoor Meet, Cullum Hall Squad C51 f4J,
Numerals, Ring Committee.
"Steady, as you were, men. Mr. Parker,
take this squad off and rout the enemy,"
whereupon the squad marched 24 paces and
following the example of its leader, reposed in
an apple orchard. lt's goin' round that P. B.
has a loving nature. Alligators and Seminoles
all have. As a result he has bestowed it on the
other sex galore. "l think Mr. Parker is an
ideal cadet, etc." Parker starts to explain
but is gently interrupted-"Cot the makin's,
Paul?" Yet"P. B." isa jolly good file fwith
both edges worn off-his shoes-from the
areal. He would undoubtedly make good
in football if the Academic Board reduced
pro to l.5.
WlLl..lAM ROSCOE WOODWARD
Address on Furlough: Brooks, Miss.
Hall OJ Furlough Book Committee
Clarissa you dear l m in love It s that
handsome Mr Woodward who was here in
Washington last Christmas We saw him in
his uniform and l just know his sleeve braids
are bigger than Mr Butts! And his eye
lashes oohl Parker Kuhn told me all
about him-how he fenced until the squad
gave up: and he boxed-until he met a beastly
upper-classman named Boye. And he used
to play football on the first team at Cullum
Hall, but one day-sshl his pants ripped. He
knows more than fifty tango steps, but he just
.won't make love, so what shall l do? Ec-
li Corp., lndoor Meet MJ. Boxing QU, Cullum
ol n .1 Q . . A . 1.
is-no Qtatically, Adeline.
ROBERT EDWARD LEE
"Bobbie" "Homerun Bob" "Bruin"
Address on Furlough: Dunn, N. C.
Cleansleeve, Football Squad OD, Baseball
MD 135, Indoor Meet, "A" in Baseball.
Old "Bruin" was forced out of N. C.
because of the Prohibition laws. He drew
all right and came here-his land of milk and
honey and no stick in the milk either. Did
ou ever see just a big common four-legged
bear, rob a bee's nest? Then you must have
a pretty good idea of how the old "Bruin"
acts in the vicinity of third base. The best of
it is that he always brings home the bacon.
That whip of his has caused many a groan
from our opponents. At home it's "little
Bobbie"--here his official title is merely
"Homerun Bob." He won his spurs as well
as the confidence of the coach when he clouted
one over the library and by a terrific burst
of speed found himself safe at second.
RICHARD MAR LEVY
Address on Furlough: 523 State Line Avenue,
Corp., B. A., A. B.
"Here, sir, all right. sir"-explanation-
hazingl At A. and M. Dick was a First
Sergeant, we hear, but at West Point he be-
came cadet private after three months' un-
tarnished joy. "Dick's" a hard worker. Up
ten minutes before the gun he always has his
room swept out twice, his shoes shined twice
and his locker washed out with soap and
water before reveille. "Dick" would take a
licking before he would take a skin for dust.
Hep! hepl I, 2, 3. She's always there and in
step with him up and down the area. Robb
got the hop but ask "Dick" about the rest.
Address on Furlough: Camilla, Ga.
Who of us when we saw this sapling blow in
from the bushes of Georgia on june I4, l9l2.
ever suspected that he would be the worst
spoonoid and heart breaker at the "Bastille of
America." Who ever suspected that he was
one day to rank his own "Pred," for is not
private "Possum" the pred and the fair
William the bearer of the sacred chevrons,
"Bill" says he's in on the cup race in 'l6.
We believe that in justice to the others he
should be given a handicap due to his age and
experience as a boy scouter, a natural ridoid,
and a shrewd spoonoid and a persistent
ROBERT REESE NEYLAND, JR.
Address on Furlough: Greenville, Tex.
Corp., B. A.. A. B., Football Squad C45 Ol,
Baseball C41 OJ, Senior Hop Manager,
"A" in Baseball.
"Bob," though apparently a quiet appear-
ing gink. has certainly created quite a com-
motion since joining us. As a plebe, by his
pitching, he helped materially to hang it on
the Navy in baseball. Then, not satisfied
with the little feat, he started, during summer
camp, to have parties for plebes at his tent
after supper. This course aroused the
jealousy of the "Authorities," who feared that
their own popularity would suffer if "Bob's"
became too great-and so he became a bird.
He is most loyal to Texas, where, he main-
tains, even the greyhounds are bigger than
lsewhere, and can jump thirty feet. As a
tenthoid "Bob" has been most successful. and
brushing up all his many medals takes most of
his spare time.
FRANCIS GRAVES BONHAM
Corp., A. B., B. A., V. C., Baseball C4l,
As a plebe "Pete" was a model, and for
365 days he kept "it" in so well that his
Adam's apple was continuously playing tag
with his cerebral spinal column.
The esteem and respect in which we hold
him is clearly attested by the fact that he was
chosen as a V. C.
We shall always feel that he is with us at
least in spirit and such ties of friendship ought
to keep "Pete" from "walking" the rest of his
life. To all who knew "Pete," he was a
dispenser of fmoonjshine and happiness and
when "Pete" hit this class it was for a home
run in the hearts of all of us.
PAUL VINCENT KANE
Address on Furlough: 417 Park Ave., Wor-
Cleansleeve, Cullum Hall Squad C4l.
"P. V." lives with the old scouter Red.
That's enough. What's worse they are both
"Bah I-Iahbohr" men. Get the Irishman a
cracker and say "Boston." Well, you'll
smoke "Red" out of makin's before you can
get away. Inside this beanery there's a wit
fhalf?J. He's as funny as the proverbial
crutch. "Gloomy Gus" swept out his tent
in camp but by his good advice he kept
Cloomy from being found at least I5 times.
"P's" a good ridoid, a poor spoonoid and some
paraboloid. Francais is his ambish and
"Never heard such assinine statements, etc."
is his bone of contention. Riddle: Why does
he stay in the 3d Section?
Address on Furlough: Ft. Wadsworth, Staten
Island, N. Y.
Corp., B. A.. A. B., Basketball Squad.
Hello, files!-No, thanks, l've sworn off-
What do you know about it? They had four
O. C.'s watching us yesterday. Uh-huh. Yes,
and he said Neyland was a "tough." Who?
Sure, knew him in Washington. Christmas?
No. I nearly got the tac with an oiled
tanned, though. Mulvaney? Oh, he was a
corporal wunst too. I took a bath without a
permit. Only one. but I got seven more off
the plebes. I-Iey, Mr.Sullivan! How many
days till Easter? Yeah: over in Manila: you
know I've been to the Philippines twice.
Nix, no society butterfly for me: just an F. A.
Lieut., a home. a loving wife, and a million
kids to follow in their father's footsteps.
Con the area.J
JOSEPH JAMES O'HARE
"Red," O'I'Iara," "Dutch"
Address on Furlough: 2l Bartlett Street.
"A" Football C4l Ol. Indoor Meet, Clean-
Until football season Red succeeded in
hiding his light under his hat. On the
gridiron however he soon loomed up with
considerable prominence. In the academic
departments we weep to state that his studies
proved some slight hindrance. Be that as
it may, show Red a problem once and it's
specked. To his ability in this particular he
owes his success in foxing the "P's" to date.
Riding is also one of his shortcomings and
here be it said that he is no centaur. But
who wants the cavalry anyway. Everyone
likes old sorrel top and he likes everyone,
o we are mighty glad to have him with us in
LATHAM LOOMIS BRUNDRED
"Bruno" "Brundel" "B. J."
Address on Furlough: Oil City, Pa.
Cleansleeve, Hockey, C4J OJ, monogram.
Cullum Hall Squad C41 numerals, Assistant
Editor Furlough Book, Hundredth Night
ln Beast Barracks, "Bruno" was un-
doubtedly the B. J.-est plebe in the class. His
good spirits got him into all sorts of trouble
and finally landed him a month. This episode,
tho' it ruined his chances as a quill, did not
dampen his ardor. It took the spigot in
camp to do that. Besidesibeing rather good
on the hockey rink, "B. J." during summer
camp became some social-moose with the
femmes. A particular some-one proved too
enticing and he no longer has eyes for anyone
else. He talks in his sleep and the other
night he muttered in his slumbers. "Say, Bill.
stay over for the next hop and we'll fix up a
straight card." Whether she did or not
we don't know, but of one thing we are sure:
at "Bruno's" house there is always plenty
of boodle and everyone is welcomed with the
ELLICOTT HEWES FREELAND
"Daddie" "Old Man"
Address on Furlough: I 503 Laura St.. Jackson-
Corp., Arrest, Football Squad UD, lndoor
Meet UD 161. Outdoor Meet Q6J, Furlough
"He's asleep, let him alone," will probably
be the epitaph put on the grave of the "late
Old Man." Deadbeating? No, that's an art
unknown to the Corps. Why how in the
name of Heaven or the Tacs can anyone dead-
beat guard, parades, and drills six weeks
Sleep! Why he could sleep on a twelve-inch
gun in action. Voice in the distance.
'Section marcherl Section marcherl Report
Mr. Freeland, that extra cadet, for falling
asleep at P. M. E., also for monopolizing a
sledge as a pillow during drill." No wonder he
walks fthe areal in his sleep.
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HORACE LOGAN McBRlDE
Address on Furlough: Elgin, Nebraska.
Basketball Squad C42 135, A. B., Cleansleeve.
"First call for dinner, sir. night shirts. sir.'
Yes it was that B. plebe McBride. How-
ever. he has improved very much since the
days of humility and deference and is now
quite normal. lt is said that he used to be
the standby of Elgin, being combination
police force, fire department and milk man all
in one. Only contour maps give the location
of this town: don't look for it.
"Mac" has a habit of dead-beating lates
and other skins but so far has failed to
acquire chevrons. Not liking to be outdone
in anything, he has boned gymnasium and has
made a success at basketball.
TATFNALL DANIELL SIMKINS
Georgia fE.xtra cadetl
Address on Furlough: Albany, Ca.
Cleansleeve, Football Squad OJ, Wrestling
C6J, Outdoor Meet 161, Cullum Hall Squad
A let up of drills was not the only thing the
4th of july brought us in old Camp Larned.
The "Possum" came with the other additional
cadets and, though none of us knew him then,
we gladly took him into the fold. Fresh from
engineering on the Canal, his tales of the Bi
Ditch and of the smiling senoritas provid
many hours of entertainment.
"Possum's" chances as a chevron bearer
are, we think, slim. For didn't he shock the
men higher up by answering one of those
imperious summons, appearing in the uniform
he wore at the time? just what the uniform
was we do not care to state, but it was
As an engineering spoonoid, "Possum" is
right there with his usual three.
WILLIAM EDGERTON MOREHOUSE.
Address on Furlough: 855 27th St., Milwau-
Cleansleeve. Indoor Meet CSD HD CBD, Boxing
Monogram, Fencing Squad HD.
"Who's that skinny guy wot just soaked
me? Musta been Corbett or Nelson."
"Nawl just "Spider" Morehouse. I tell
youse, Gus, yu' daren't monkey with him."
We agree with those gentlemen, especially the
latter. Can he box? Might as well ask
Hudnutt if he can drink beer. Most of last
year he kept out of the limelight until the
Academic Board had its annual shakeup. and
I9l6 received him-a welcome friend. Not
being able to navigate about Paris in the
section room, that dept. hit him harder than
Jeffries could in his prime. Now when you
see him lose a "dixieme," he mutters doggedly,
"PhewI another two hours to make that up."
HENRY HARRISON RANSON
Address on Furlough: Staunton, Va.
"Where you-all gwin', hon?" "I'm goin'
to be a real cadet and not one of those
Staunton tins. Mammy." And he is a real
cadet Ccorporalj. He got his nickname
"Colonel" from being a tin and from always
being in the awkward squad as a beast.
Last Christmas he was so happy to get a
leave that he telegraphed home. "Put the
buttermilk on the ice. I'm comin'I" "I-Ieinie"
is a hard worker, a good make and an efficient
boodle corp. We only lost 430 pounds in one
party last summer. The Academic Board
shuflled him out of I2 months' pay but gave
to l9l6 a regular gold-medal or brick? He's
a good guy: we had better say medal.
HARLAN LESLIE MUMMA
Address on Furlough: McComb, Ohio.
Cleansleeve. Football Squad MD. Hockey 135.
"Cavalry-that's me. Oh, surel l'll make
it. I would come out high enough if they only
gave me a chance. Spec? No. never spec
anything--always work till I hive it.-Yes,
now this line-Oh. the book says so. Hunk?
Why, no-I hive that sure--why. that's easy.
Goats? Yes. I am one now but I'm far above
it, I'll be out next week. Pshawl That's
not the way we do it at Ft. Ethan Allen. They
ride five horses at once over 6 ft. furdles: no. I
never rode 5 but I have four. Don't believe
it? Where'd I stand in B. S? I34, why?
Well, I'll prove it to you, etc."
JUN I US HENRY HOUGHTON
Address on Furlough: Titusville, Pennsyl-
When we returned from Plebe Camp we
found this harmless looking P. D. waiting for
us in dignified silence. He greeted us solemnly
and seemed satisfied with his new classmates.
but since then he has said so little that we
have not yet decided whether he really likes
us or not. In camp last summer he tried
the P. S. game for a while but soon fell out in
Robb's favor and became a member of the
celebrated F Co. gang of boodle-hunters.
Red O'I'Iare often employed him as a sort
of advance scout, for ,lunius could smell a
boodle fight as far as a tac can see.
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-' ,...l4r.,1 7' original membership throughout the four years class for-
at West Point. On the contrary, a considerable
percentage of would-be generals is usually elim-
f inated before graduation. Up to the present
time, 1916 has been exceptionally successful in sticking around
at H-- -on-the Hudson. ln Beast Barracks, of course, half the
class resigned, but were persuaded to stay a little longer,
especially when those podunks began to. arrive: "From
Bugler Boy in Co. Q to Cadet at West Pointf' "Cadet Fay
Picket, Podunk's brightest son, making good all along the
line at the National Academy," etc.
During Plebe Camp, one or two men decided that it
would take too long to become a staff officer, so donned their
cits and quietly flitted away. ln the Fall it became evident
that the P's were out for blood. At Christmas the B. S. and
Math Departments combined in a savage attack. When the
smoke blew away, fifteen comrades were found to be fatally
wounded. ln June, two more suffered a like fate, while
one of our best men was handed down to l9l 7 to act as their
chief friend, counsellor and encyclopedia of ready reference.
Despite these casualties, we now have, owing to the gener-
osity of preceding classes, more men than with which we
entered. So it looks as though we were still going to graduate
a record class.
The following men in departing left vacancies, which in
many ways can never be refilled. Needless to say, we regret
deeply their going, while we congratulate succeeding classes
with which those who decide to have another try may affiliate
themselves. As for those who have abandoned the Cadet
grey entirely, we sincerely wish that they may find in civilian
life the congeniality of occupation that leads to success. To
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john Abernathy .....
Laurence l. Barrett
joseph M. Bolton
Thomas M. Cockrill..
Leo F. Creeden ....
Louis A. De Cleene. . .
,lose P. Diaz ......
Frank W. Doyle ....
Charles B. Duncan ..
George W. Edwards. .
Daniel A. English
john L. Ferguson ....
Chauncy A. Galloupe.
Thomas W. Goddard
john B. Harper . . .
Cecil M. Harris .....
Howard Hartley .....
Charles A. Haskins ..
Gabriel T. Mackenzie
William S. Maxwell..
William L. McCullen .
joseph McGill .......
Leroy E. McGraw
Edward L. Moore . . .
Walter E.. Peck
W. T. Radford ....
Robert B. Ransom .
Claude M. Twombley
Virgil H. Watson
Grover C. Young ....
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. . . .Arkansas
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. . .Missouri
. . . . .Maine
. . .Wisconsin
. . .Nicaragua
. . . Wyoming
. . . . .Tennessee
. . . New Mexico
. . . Tennessee
. . . . . . .Nebraska
. , . Massachusetts
. . . . . Tennessee
. . . .New York
. . .Louisiana
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. . . .Vermont
. . . . .Maryland
. . .North Carolina
. . . . . . Maryland
. . . North Dakota
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A TRUE FABLE OF A DISILLUSIONED YOUTH
fflfluch obliged for your Ade, George, old lopll
Cv? N a Bush League Burg, there lived not long previous
N' Q a Promising Youth. Aforesaid gink was by way of
YJ 3 being one of the Podunk's Bright Boys. I-le had
'G 3 carried off all the medals for Long Distance Bull
Egg Throwing at the High School, in addition to being the
B fastest Bicycle Rider in town, and a regular Feller with
the Janes. Having put it all over his fellow-provincials, our
Hero sighed for new Worlds to conquer. He finally decided
to conquer the Army, beginning with West Point. He knew
himself to be eminently fitted for a Military Career. He
came from a long line of Fighting Ancestors. His Great
Grandfather had once held General Jackson's horse, and
his granduncle by marriage had sent three substitutes to
fight for the Union at a cost of 200 Plunks per sub.
West Point looked like a good place to spend the summer
while he decided whether to be military attachc to Europe
or Commander-in-Chief of the Conquest of Mexico. Already
our William mentally lamped himself leading a Cotillion or
a Tango Tea, all dolled up in about I37 Shiny Buttons, while
the Fair sex fought to get near him. So the Old Gent mort-
gaged the Shebang for 458 counters and proceeded to corrupt
one of our Country's Legislators. ln clue time, Willy put a
rabbit's foot in his pocket, took a small nip of Bitters and
proceeded to undergo the Acid Test. Having proved to
be not quite an Idiot or Total Physical Wreck, he commenced
to Salute the Dames in what he fondly imagined to be the
On the day of his departure, Willy's admirers turned out
the Silver Cornet Band and escorted him to the 5:17 amid
loud Huzzas. The Mayor pounded him in the small of the
back and said, "My boy, East Punkville is proud of ye,
b'gosh. You are now on the Turnpike leading to Fame,
Fortune, and Fancy Weskits. We all hope that long after
we are dead you will return to your native village, a Conqueror
and Celebrated Magnet." Loud applause and cries of "Kill
it before it becomes a Public Nuisance."
About a thousand years later, Willy arrived at the Staff
Officers' Seminary. With his Pedigree in his pocket, a Neck
shave and a Shiny Satchel, he blew in on the Reservation as
if he owned a corner lot opposite the Academic Building. He
l l rf iti l
thought he'd take the place by storm. When it was hived
that he was a New Cadet, there was a storm, and our Willy
was out in it. To say that the Brash Boy's ardor was
dampened would fall far short of the truth-mit got soaking
wet. The Cadet Admiral, specially appointed to see that the
Distinguished Sojourner from East Punkville received a
fitting reception, was on the job avec beaucoup de vie. Sad
to relate, at the first Practical Demonstration of the Esteem
in which he was held by his Gratified Hosts, Willy's Goat
broke loose and was gathered into the fold. It was then
all over but the Shouting. When the shouting was over,
William had learned to say "Sir" with the accent acute on
the first syllable every time he opened his face, to wear an
expression like a sick pup, and to carry the Neck and Shoulders
to the Rear. He was then led up before the Grand Mogul
and relieved of his money, all his chewing gum, half a package
of Cubebs and a water pistol. By this time he felt like the rear
rank of a Blank File and peacefully Galloped away to his cell.
Arrived there, the innocent victim of a Perverted lm-
agination learned from his cellmate that the Shoulder Straps
and Polo Ponies were not to be issued for a day or two. In the
meantime he was allowed to learn how to put IO35 articles in
their proper places in I l minutes. He was also entered for
the Cadet Store Handicap. The object was to carry a
mattress, chair, and 700 pounds of assorted Junk M of a mile
in 3 minutes. Willy's ice cream soda heart began to give out.
He breathed like a one-lunged Cadillac of the vintage of l902.
About every I4 minutes some Rough Specimen ordered him
out into the Yard, where he and II9 other Unfortunates
were taught how to do the Right and Left Face and other
Complicated Manoeuvres. At about 4 hours past Dinner
they were convoyed to the Slum Palace where they could
watch the animals feed, but must be careful not to over-
develop their own abdomens.
At 9 p. x. Willy climbed on to the Springs and pulled the
mattress over him. As nothing extraordinary occurred, he
decided to risk dozing off. He had been asleep at least five
minutes when a Loud Explosion happened. Immediately
that "Ragtime Hellcat Band" started in to commit foul
murder on the chorus of "You're My Beautiful Doll Baby"
or some other Grand Opera selection. Willy reluctantly
abandoned a dream in which he was driving a fire engine
down the Main Street of East Punkville, and tumbled out of
the Hay to see how much Damage had been done. The only
Damage was suffered by his nap, and he proceeded to enact
the role of the Worm in a one-act farce in which a Cadet
Excruciator played the Early Bird. All the Rough necks in
charge of the Miserable Existence of Willy and his fellow-
sufferers seemed to think that it was time to arise and go
forth into the Dewy Mom, whereas Willy knew it wasn't
I0 p. m. yet. He politely yielded to their opinion, however.
Thus Life went on-a Mad Round of Gayety. About
I7 times per day the Neophytes and other.Young Generals
went out and practiced walking in various complicated ways,
with 38 lb. of artillery on their shoulders. They became
adept at running up and down stairs on their hands and other
light forms of amusementfl' They all realized what a lead
pipe cinch a member of a chain gang has. Always the Chin
was tucked well inside the Collar bone, the Shoulders folded
back together, and the Diaphragm extended to meet the
passing Zephyrs. Grecian Bends or that Rah Rah Slouch
were not de rigeur.
William now saw his mistake. He had come to the
wrong pew. Instead of leading Cotillions, he acted as
right guide of the Awkward Squad. The Femmes in the
vicinity evinced no curiosity concerning the color of his eyes:
on the contrary, they gave him and his playmates the loud
Haw-Haw. He wanted to run away but didn't have the nerve.
The Locality had him Bluffed, so he stuck around and became
more like a worm every day. He wore Shining Brass but it
didn't shine well enough to keep the File closers off the back
of his neck. So Willy wrote home to the folks that he was
having the time of his life, and then went out and moved it
back some more.
Moralm-Be peaceful and wear a sack suit.
'l:Guess who was amused.
Ulbe 191612 Qlinurse
Knowledge Begins in W onder
Our first impression of West Point was that of wonder.
We wondered where we were, what we had done, how long it
would last. At length out of the bewilderment and un-
certainty into which we were cast, a few little thought specks
began to crystallize-the basis of future knowledge.
We learned that this was West Point, that a long road
stretched to graduation, that we could work harder and
faster than man had ever worked before. Most of all, how-
ever, we learned that we knew nothing, and this lesson once
learned helped the work of our instructors later: they had
merely to fill a vacuum, not to batter down a stone wall.
When the interminable summer came to a close at last,
we approached our scholastic work with a sense of relief,
if not of pleasure.
The civilian is frequently astonished when he hears the
details of the West Point curriculum. For the plebes there
are Mathematics, English and History, Surveying and Drill
Regulations. "Why," he says, "those are simple enough
studies, and not many of them. Your work must be easy."
Easy! You may try to argue, to explain, but like most
cits he is skeptical, a condition not unnatural: for, like many
of our institutions, the method of the scholastic course and
its object are hard to understand.
West Point is not like other colleges-even a candidate
knows that-it is a place of single aim, to train men for
their country's service: men who must be strong, intelligent
and true. All-the course of studies as well as the endless
drills-are subordinate to this aim.
The course is not one to while away the time of the
dilettanteg rather it is one to sharpen the wits of the naturally
acute and to carve a few channels for accurate, straight
thought into the denser brain of the unfortunate brother,
To this end the backbone of the plebe course-and of the
entire course-is mathematics, real math in large doses. It
teaches the art of thought, deep, concentrated, searing thought
-thought in which the ideas slip like cogs in some delicate
machine of precision. Sometimes, of course, the machine gets
out of order as it did when Abe Abernethy pronounced that
"that line is a circle, suh, well-oh-just because all points
are inside it, suh."
The subjects first pursued are Plane and Solid Geometry
and Algebra. Again the cit is apt to think that this is
easy-it is note-as the number of men discharged after the
first examination can testify. After the mid-year exams,
our class was smaller by fourteeng but this was easy, judged by
West Point standards.
In the second semester we had Trigonometry along with
the completion of Algebra. Trig was easy for most of us:
the engineers wagged their owl-like heads and understood it,
while the goats specked the things in the big black print.
Trig and Algebra over, we all drew copies of that most hated
of hated books, C. Smith's Conic Sections. Now it may
be clearly shewn why an equation like a typesetter's night-
mare represents a figure like a cubist's dream, and the en-
gineers may talk about anharmonic ratios and ranges and
such: but the irrefragable fact remains that most of those
whose military careers are prematurely consummated are
those who cannot be clearly shewn.
We had not delved very deeply into C. Smith's troubles
before the "writs" were upon us. "Writs" is a word the
significance of which is only too clear to the military neophyte
but which is so little understood by those outside that it will
bear explaining here. v
In most of our studies the following routine is observed.
First the subject is painstakingly investigated on the advance,
then repeated more rapidly on the review, and then gone over
on the "writs." Each recitation for a period of a month
or more consists of a short written examination on the topics
studied for the day. ln this manner the student's knowledge
--or lack of it-of the entire course is clearly shewn.
Those who fail to make a proficient average on the "writs"
are given a last chance on a general examination. The cadet's
fate rests, when he fails on this, between a meeting of the
Academic Board and the difficulty of earning a living in the
hard and cruel world.
t Of late years English and History have been subjects of
increasing importance on the West Point course. The
reasons for this are obvious. A knowledge of these subjects
is indispensable to the well-educated man-they are subjects
of common daily use and reference. An intellect no matter
how keen loses half its force if the owner lacks the power of
expression. Then, too, these more liberal studies develop
synthetic abilities of mind which the severer mathematics is
apt to leave uncovered. The course aims to bring out all
of a man's abilities, and as they are necessary to this aim,
English and History are important on the course.
On the entrance exams the fact that we had some idea
of events in times ancient was proved. The history studied
during our plebe year was modern. With a start at the French
Revolution, we studied the amazingly swift and complicated
development of the European states during the last century.
It was interesting, intensely so, as it gave us some insight of
vast world problems, in the settlement of which, we, as
officers of the United States Army, may take a part.
A cadet might paraphrase Bacon and say, "Writing
maketh ye ready man and reading ye full man, and l'm ready
to write about anything from official correspondence to a
short story thriller: and as for reading, l'm full of everything
from waving daffodils to provincial Englishmen, but l don't
care-I passed." Yes, we all passed-a creditable performance,
too, for the course, though short in number of recitations,
is a very comprehensive one.
Until mid-year we studied rhetoric and turned the
knowledge gleaned into the pleasing little themes which
used so to delight us. Then came the study of English
literature. The work itself was valuable to us, but only
when we consider what it made possible in the way of in-
creased knowledge and future pleasure do we realize its true
Perhaps the finest part of the English course was the
programme of weekly lectures held during the winter months.
It is indeed a privilege worth having to hear such eminent
men as Professors Fisher and Beers of Yale, Prof. Robinson
of Columbia, Pres. Hadley of Yale, Mr. Muer of the Inter-
state -Commerce Commission, and Alfred Noyes, the British
Surveying QP. M. EJ easily takes first place as the most
practical of all the fourth class studies. Math taught us to
think, English lent us cultivation, but P. M. E. taught us to
work, to use our hands and eyes as well as our heads. We
studied the theory for a month: then after the examination, in
which more than half the class participated, we picked up
transits, plane tables, levels and rods and started in on the
practice. Ah, those long mornings of field work! Who will
ever forget how De Cleene "set up" his transit on the hill
five times for one shot, in order to get "just a leetle higher
up:" or how Abernethy discovered that the flagpole was one
thousand feet high: or with what excess of caution, transactions
with the pie wagon were conducted? At length field work
came to an end, and with the end we realized that our first
year's work was done.
Like other institutions of the year, it had been hard:
but through it we had been brought to know what hard,
earnest work meant, what duty meant, what helping a class-
mate meantg and by our conquest of it we gained that reserve
of strength and knowledge which is to help us in the fight to
Ez l'm sittin here un
Uh the days thet uster be
An uh sorts ruminatin
It jest occurs tu me
Thet uh few more months uh bonm
An uh dodging uh
An I'll be swiftly rollin
Fer away from these durn hills.
An I'll jest sit down en whistle
Ez I watch some sinner work
With a heart ez light ez thistle
Col-Ding! it all l'll shirk,
Fer there ain't no C. Smith's conics
Nei' no everlastin writs
Fer little Pete Smaltz Onitz
Wen he climbs inter them citz.
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But most uh all I'll grin like fun
When uh readin uh the news
Thet the corps uh cadets is out, By Gum!
Fer joe Liepsie,-lVl. P.-three reviews
An then ez I think uh them area birds
I'll nigh double up in uh fit, .
Fer they're spendin their time like the com
While l'm spendin mine like uh cit.
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C always is. To Freddie Smith, however, failing in
his attempt to do the Hesitation Waltz, it is irre-
sistibly so. He therefore proposes that they sit out
the dance on the balcony.
night is July 3d. It is a feed hop, and the stags
are all there. Out on the balcony, the moon is shiningg
the river is creeping by: steamboats, illuminated by the
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thousands of lights, cast their glow upon the river. The search-
lights, sweeping through the heavens, descend on Cullum
Hall and disclose some things beside a marble building.
Freddie and julia are sitting on the balustrade. Freddie
has by this time cooled down considerably, and ,Iulia's anger
at having her ballet slippers ruined is fast fading before the
wind of a palm-leaf fan, which the hero of this melodrama is
Freddie breaks the silence. "We are going to give a
parade tomorrow before six o'clock," he says.
"A troop parade?" she inquires.
"No, just a bear-cat parade. We are going back to
nature. Our costumes are imitations from those of Gaby
Deslys and Gungha Din."
"Who is Gungha Din, and what did he wear?" was the
inquiry. She was already familiar with Gaby.
"The uniform he wore was nothing much before and
a little less behind than half of that." l-le is trying to quote
Kiplingl How many of us do!
"Oh! how horrid!" she exclaims, and then, "Can I see it?"
Next morning, the Corps paraded. It was the bare
corps, speaking from two points of view. First-the indi-
viduals were very b-a-r-e: second-there were no outsiders,
unless one counts the eyes behind the field glasses stuck
through the hotel windows.
There were all sorts of impersonations. Adam and
Eve once more trod the daisy fields together: Salome danced
alone, the primitive man hooted and howled. Up and down
the Company streets the parade proceeded until it finally
came to a conclusion on the camp parade with a snake dance
and a pandemonium of yells.
The glorious Fourth had been proclaimed a holiday.
All duties were to be suspended, said the "Supe," except
the necessary guard and police. But parade came just the
same. The question, therefore, remains: ls parade guard or
mmm: COLOR LINE is somewhat like a Tac-somewhat
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ff Q 2 of an obstacle, a necessity, an awful bore Q5 de-
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QC 9 merltsj and never ln harmony. Nevertheless, as
Q, every Tac must be struck squarely on the head, we
fag cj started things with a rush last summer-yet,
H J wait! Let's take up past history before we
take up fiction.
ln the summer of 'l2, as Hibbs was holding unauthorized
conversation with his guitar one night, Dad Herrick ambled
down the street and Hibbs was immediately the find of the
camp. Coon songs, cigarettes and boodle all went to-
gether for Hibbs thereafter. So it was that Cardwell, Peck
and Jones, H. C., were unearthed. They, too, appeared and
amused QD the spoonoids. As plebes we did not like to see
these, our classmates, deadbeat and amuse the upperclassmen
while we Qdeadbeated andj cleaned a bayonet vigorously.
Now things have changed, I9l5 giving us some of our
best artists. Last summer Dick Dorer and his crew were
the originators of many a-we must admit-discord. All
joking aside, though. Dick's band was there-Dick was the
leader, Williams was lst Serg't, and Cardwell, ,Iiones and Hibbs
made the visitors leave. Consequently by the time Campbell,
Moses, Brundred, Daly, Wales, Smith, L. L., Newgarden
and Baldwin appeared at the hedge the Cadets had already
been "reminded to put their camp stools back in the tent, as
it will save that "C" Co. rabble a trip in the morning."
Dick was undoubtedly the most original QD wit in camp
Cdragged everyone out on the hikesj. His grinds can well be
said to have flown like-well, water at a Furlough banquet.
He took it all heartily, laughing with the crowd and being
laughed at. He was like Hermie: Stand around and listen
and you'd never get to that spoonin' date. When he and
his side partner "Freddie" got together and really got
boning, we got some enticing little ditty entitled 'The
Intrenching Tool Rag' or 'Take your Pickg' or again, "l'd
rather Cowgill than Waltz, Dear," or, worse yet,"That Sinovial
CPD Rag." ls he original? No. Freddie was to blame, too.
One was just as bad as the other CFreddie served cons while
Dick walkedj. It is an odd thing to notice what really
good things 2 pieces of wood gotten together can do.
Hibbs'-well, he was our old standby-the same as he
was a Tac's old set-by this tentj. Whenever it rained he
dampened our ardor with a coon song, a rag, or even a
whole sheet of music. He soon became known as "the
nigger preacher" to those dear little ones sitting out on camp
stools, in the dark, under blankets, side by-sh! that's far
enough! It was once said thatgl-libbs could play an accom-
paniment to anything. Yet, sad it is to say, he could not
accompany us on a hike-deadbeatitis, you know.
Jones, H. C., Cardwell and One-lung Geoffrey Baldwin
and his band helped in every way. A crowd does tire of
sentimental ballads about the Mess Hall, the Riding Hall
and that Mortar Battery, so Jeff and his band furnished us
some old rags, followed by bones and bottles. We must admit
that it is true, as Joe once announced, "We do not have to
introduce these men. They play for themselves."
Campbell and Daly-you know what they did and
always will. England was amongst us. Campbell as the
cabby for Daly as Sir Roger de Coverley brought back many
pleasant memories of plebe English.
Moses was in a class by himself: the first corp always is.
He, Smith, L. L., Newgarden and Dick formed our yearling
quartettey They could sing everything from "Lucia" to
"l'm Falling in Love with Someone" Qin my harem, of coursej
and never be in harmony. They were generally in Dutch
for con.l Smith specked the words, Moses the music,
Newgarden the place to begin, and Dick the skin list. Out-
side of this they were excellent and showed their real training
in the Choir. They say that music is born in some people,
but from the sound of things, they must have been raised in
the china department of a hardware store. "Number twenty-
tree in de March Pookf'
As we look back over camp last summer we feel that
these Sunday evenings certainly added greatly to the necessary
drudge of camp life. A Sunday without a Color Line seemed
hollow: something was lacking. We were rather fortunate
on the whole in regard to rain, thanks to the Missouri National,
which brought it in the afternoon instead of at night. Camp
Larned was the scene of what can easily be called the best Color
Line Concerts ever given, and it is to be hoped that l9l 5 and
Ginn Much jlilakings
I wish I were on a gallant ship
With a Peter at the fore,
Cleared for the wonderful country
For the undiscovered shore. '
I wish I were on a schooner tight
Beating out for the open sea.
Hull down for the Islands of the Blest,
Where they don't have reveille.
Hull down for the Vale of Avilon,
Over the seas and far away,
Where maidens of marvellous beauty wait
And those damned hell-cats never play,
Where calls are never sounded
And the Prince will let me alone,
Where there's always drink for the thirsty
And I needn't pretend to bone.
There with my troubles over
I'll sit 'neath a green bay tree,
With a half and half at my elbow
And Lily on my knee.
And at night round the festive table
When the ruddy cups are full,
l'll sit with the heroes of long ago
And drink, and sing, and pass the bull.
I9I 7 will perpetuate the good work to the best of their ability.
To you of l9I4, we will miss you on the Color Line in
our first class camp. Perhaps on those Sunday nights you
will be humming "Rock-a-bye Baby, in the Tree Tops."
Yet let us hope that even in such a small thing as a Color Line
Concert we have helped to make Camp Larned mean a camp
where 1914 and l,9I 6 fought side by side in Absolute Harmony.
I have boned a lot of text books
And I find I'm boning still
I have had my share of boodle
And I've furnished much good quill
I have gummed my conic sections
Tied my speck up in hygiene
Been reviewed from all directions
Doubletiming cross the green
But of late my mind will wander
From the beastly bore and grind
Through the skag smoke comes a picture
Of a whole lot better time
There the girl I left behind me
For a moment meets my gaze
And I set my brain to figuring
A counting up the days
Till I'll leave this Hell-on-Hudson
For a whole lot better land
Where the misty dawn's not shattered
By that cursed Hell Cat band
Yep I'm going on my furlough
For a good three months of rest
Have the things I long have wanted
Spoon the femme I love the best
There will be no tacs to skin me
just for sweet correction's sake
There will be no booming cannon
My slumbers to awake
I can hear the yearlings piping
So I know it must be so
When these few days roll swiftly by
I'm going on furlough.
fwsovg IKES, like measles and mumps, are as old as
G 955 humanity. The first hike we have knowledge of is
51 X Q the little forced march Jacob took after pulling off
F? gf a very Yiddish grind on his paternal ancestor. The
fy, main feature of this hike has been conserved to the
" present generation, that of sleeping on a rock. Spoken
language, including the most drastic profanity, cannot
describe the exhilarating sensation created by a common
boulder under a Kaydet's bed. I-le may toss and squirm, but
the omnipresent boulder remains as hard at reveille as it
was at taps, and the peculiar part of its conduct is that it
retains the same relative position with respect to the body,
to express it mathematically. All this is to "stimulate"
service conditions, as Cf would put it.
That is the key to every enigma on a hike,-service
conditions! If you find an automobile tire in the hash, look
stoical, murmur something about service conditions, and
down it. A similar course of action is recommended when
the plebe next to you on the firing line fires his piece in your
ear. Don't grumble if the tacs lose you in the mountains
just before dinner time, owing to the inaccuracies of a P. M. E.
map. The best thing to do is to deploy on both sides of the
line of march and pretend to repel an attack on both Hanks.
This inspires confidence, and gives the tacs time to change
their deflection. I know, because l have seen it tried.
As most of the fair readers of this addition to the fine
arts do not know the difference between a hike and a slug,
I will elucidate. The former is often conducive to the latter,
e. g., C2 and the somnolent patrol: Simp. and Henderson and
their roaming propensities.
A hike commences with an inspection of packs to ascertain
if each Kaydet has a canteen full of water, a pair of sox, a
condiment can, and certain other military necessities, and
also to see that the Kaydets do not carry skags in their packs.
This latter is because skags are hard to get at when carried
in a pack. Then the march commences. It consists of
seven miles of dust, uphill usually, and surrounded by that
"beautiful West Point scenery," chieHy noted for its vacancy.
Camp is made in the hardest spot to be found, and dinner
is eaten. A Kaydet will eat anything, especially on a hike.
Maybe that's why they serve red-horse and beans perpetually
at these elegant repasts. The coffee is often mistaken for the
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dishwater, but Un' importef' the next man who wants coffee
doesn't know any better.
After dinner, comes the field problem. This is a minia-
ture battle waged for the enlightenment of the tacs and for the
display of military efficiency in those boning boot-lick, and,
incidentally, chevrons. It was in this that l suppose the
Duke Ramsey hoped to excel by carrying his Drill Regs. on
the hike with him. Field problems are made interesting by
the captures incidental to them. A capture is effected by a
Kaydet stepping from behind a bush and firing two blank
cartridges at his adversary, and making some appropriate
remark, such as "Tag! you're it." Then, if the captive is a
high ranking corporal, or other biped not protected by the
laws of civilized society, he is tied up and made to carry any
supernumerary equipment of the captor. The capture of
Doctor Campbell has ceased to be interesting, owing to
its frequency. However, to see Mumma drop his gun when
Tully playfully shot those two cartridges at his facial expression
was highly edifying.
After the field problem, supper comes to end a strenuous
day. More red-horse and beans! The plebes then gather
wood for a bonfire, and the Kaydets give themselves up to
the enjoyment of a football rally. The hike is over, except
for the march home, and they can yell, sing, and hear football
dope with care-free hearts.
It is then that a plebe imbibes his first ideas of West
Point, its ideals and its spirit. Every man lives in a higher
atmosphere until the last note of Benny Havens. He goes to
his tent saying little but thinking much. A plebe yells out the
number of days till Furlough, and the yearlings sink into
dreams where moon, spoon, and june are strangely mixed
with touchdowns and defeated Middies.
, r . MONC the little items which the newly made
6 yearling pipes ardently,- appears yearling camp,
,fir .5 in type a mile high. Like all other classes, our
3, yearling camp was to be the best that ever raised
I' ,JW A its rosy head o'er the Hudson. So when that event-
I V V ful Sunday finally came, we enthusiastically gave a
yell for the departing first class and then dived into their
vacated tents to grab a sabre, or anything else which smacked
of high rank and omnipotence.
The acting officers Cformerly police corps and other
unknown semi pro officialsj hurriedly grasped swords and
held an impromptu review while Chambers tried on a cap'
tain's coat to see how it looked and skinned two yearlings
for "unnecessary disturbance."
The rougher element were not so particular. "jawn"
Martin, "Baldy" Wilder and "Pills" Merrell, attired in
huge sabres and diverse styles of underclothing, organized
a bum's parade to the joy of such plebes who could see it
without being hived. Brundred, Hodgson, J. F., and such
unrecognized hoodlums stole about four tons of boodle, and
went into executive session, while they debated upon the
fate of certain runty, self-satisfied young men whose heads
needed reducing to the customary pin size.
All went well until dinner, when the acting corps made
such a vile and cantankerous racket that the Supe came
out to see where the fire was. The result was that thereafter
they walked in ranks as before, and in a body joined the
"Agin the government club," organized by Pete Daly,
the British diplomat.
ln the afternoon, the P. S.-ers went in a body to tell
the femmes all about it, and the birds walked as usual.
In consequence, the entire post turned out to see the yearlings
tie up parade. Bliss got loose, and when he wandered out
in front of the battalion with his customary sylph-like move-
ments, resembling the gyrations of an elderly rheumatic cow,
the boys in ranks proceeded to plan added indignities to
inflict upon his rotund person. Then he sounded off. The
drum major looked accusingly at the band to see who was
playing the rusty hinge, and the bass drummer fell in a fit,
for the brigadier sure sounded like the last gawhoof of an
expiring chipmunk. However we all prayed that he would
not kick in in the excitement and leaned against each other
to await his next contortion. How we lived through that
parade we know not, but at last we ambled back into camp
with the firm intention of giving him a little house party,
with trimmings, in the immediate future.
However, when the shades of night had gathered and
the "calm before the storm" feeling set in, business bucked
up and we commenced to make expenses. The tacs all
took a thermidor, tightened their belts, and sharpened a
couple of dozen pencils by way of preparation: the corps tied
their cots in their tents and got baseball bats, while the
lower strata went to sleep. Nothing happened.
After dinner the growl arose in volume, and the corps
commenced looking for cyclone cellars, while Corporal Lange
dug a hole, crawled in and pulled the hole in after him.
A few decisive meetings took place in the afternoon in
which the corps decided to change their clothes and the
bucks decided to look for more corps.
However, after taps the hoodlums clustered and all
were there. "Baldy" Wilder got a hose, Brundred, a bucket
of coolish water from the ice tank: "Pat" Rafferty, a nice
sapling with a nail in the end: while the rest of the bunch
The next morning the corps took a deep breath, and
attended reveille with the chest well inflated and a look
of learning in their pea green orbs. For had they not sur-
vived the night? Yea, even as a peanut. The bucks grew
more disgusted with life and were observed noting the general
position of the spigots, and plotting out the most direct line
from Bliss's tent to the "E" company fountain. This
gave the Hcorporals of the battalion of cadets" something
upon which to ponder.
brought up the rear with overflowing buckets, ropes, ancient
tomatoes, sardine cans, soft rocks and other playful little
souvenirs. The first thought which popped into the rosy
crests of the mob was "Where's Bliss?" Oh, yes! There
he was. The pride of the army peacefully slumbering to
the tune of a snore, pitched at high C and his mouth open
wide enough to show his entire history. The tribe got set.
Baldy gave the hose deflection right and began to fire a battery
salvo by himself, Brundred rammed bucket and all on the
tip of Bliss's tongue, while Pat plugged him playfully in the
seat of his pink silk pajamas with the nail. The rest of the
boys let drive with accuracy and dispatch and the war was
on. The brigadier thought he was out on the briny and
valiantly bellowed for help: but just at that moment, a flock
of concentrated water caught him squarely on the speak-
piece and nearly drowned his Adam's apple. He leaped for
the street and did a "catch me if you can" for about a mile
around camp in about ten Hat.
Next Chambers drew. The boys did so well that if
his tent had had a sail, he could have used it to a Whisker. As
it was, he swam about looking like a miniature of the Gal-
veston Hood survivors, and squeaked and squealed even as a
pet pug. The Tacs executed a complicated maneuver by
sitting up in bed and imagining that someone was around in
camp, so the boys retired, showing experience, wisdom and
assorted styles of pajamas to a wondering moon.
So camp continued even unto a week in length, while
corp hunting became a science and they became so wary
that they have been known to change beds with plebes, such is
the craftiness of the bug.
Baldy rested, the last night and hit the soft and downy
before second skag time. The boys discovered this, however,
and soon appeared with the usual equipment and enthu-
The Wilder bellowed with rage while the Colonel, after
one vociferous war cry, concentrated his efforts on swimming
ashore, and then sat on the fence applauding while Baldy
dived for his false teeth. They afterwards despoiled some
unsuspecting plebes of their blankets and slept upon the lap
of nature, their mingled snores crying "I should worry"
to the world.
The week ended in a grand finale, which was so inter-
esting that everyone participated in its scenes in one capacity
or another: and then some went to the hospital.
With Saturday the Hrst class returned and the yearling
makes sorrowfully relinquished their plumes and other circus
adornments, while the bucks returned sundry linen which they
hlad surreptitiously borrowed, and life was the same even to the
Moral: Minnows are smaller than carp, yet they
appear to be just as happy.
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.QQ N Sunday evening, August I7, we felt pretty high
ranking. The first class had departed for the Hook,
5 leaving us ruling the roost. just to celebrate, we
MK Q gave a color line which showed what "A l:?ay in
" Yearling Camp" really was. Modesty forbids our
saying anything in praise of this concert except that it
was a scream-a bear cat, y' know-the best one of the whole
summer, and was repeated on the following Sunday by special
request of every resident of the post.
Potter Campbell, of course, was responsible for the
scintillating brilliancy of the sketch, as well as being one of
the star performers. The "stage" was set with a real tent
completely outfitted as the house of Campbell and Moses.
The show opened with a domestic scene showing the "quill"
crawling the mail clragger CWilderD while getting ready for
a hop. Soon the bunch filed in to have a boodle Fight.
Included, of course was the orchestra-"Cardwell and Jones,
H. C., in room 533 after dinner,"ably assisted by Whitcomb,
Hartley, Doyle and Heraty of 'I7. Nor must we forget the
famous Yearling quartet-Moses, Smith, L. L., Dorer and
Williams. The latter pair, of course, pulled some of their
original comedy stuff to enliven the occasion. lVlahoney's
splendid voice added to the musical numbers.
The music went merrily on, interrupted only by the
spigotting of C9 Smith, until "Wingo" Wales arrived upon the
scene. He expressed a great desire to display his terpsichorean
ability and so went out into the audience, whence he soon
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reappeared with Code 'l7, dressed as the original hop-con
kid. The two then gave a realistic presentation of the
tango and other drawing room dances. At the close of their
number, the quartet gave one of those moon-spoon'-june
songs with which we are all so familiar, while Wales and
Code posed in the spotlight.
Throughout the performance there was more or less
unseemly noise furnished by Toohey Walbach, B. Brundred,
,lawn Martin and Lud Worsham-the latter acting as O. D.,
to the discomfiture of a certain high ranking corp in the
audience. Geoff Baldwin and his tootle-toot also occupied
the limelight for as long as it was thought the audience would
stand for it.
The decided hit of the evening was English Daly with
his parody "Turn out the Guard." To hear his raucous
attempt to sound-off was side splitting, and his burlesque
English accent was perfect.
The performance closed at "taps" with a class song by
the quartet which will bear repeating here:
Nineteen Sixteen, Nineteen Sixteen
Standing behind us helping unseen
May we true be ever to thee
Loyal for e'er to Nineteen Sixteen.
Taps hummed by the quartet, followed by Benny Havens
sung by the bunch in camp, concluded a highly successful
entertainment which was a credit to the class and a treat to
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Q Q edition de luxe QD of the Yearling class we decided to
Q Q trace in a limited way its origin and history.
fg 5 The Furlough Book is an outgrowth of the
Egg- pamphlet of Furlough songs formerly issued each
Spring by the yearlings. Gradually grinds and
cartoons appeared in it until in 1900 the first real Furlough
Book was published, needless to say, ex-officio and D! Quietio.
ln the old days Tony or Mike used to run the plunder
up from the Falls, on a particularly dark night, and between
call to quarters and assembly the yearlings would ooze out
through the darkness, make a quick connection with a Hock
of books, and warily slide back with same carefully concealed
under the old familiar raincoat capes.
At this time, due to the fact that the tactical gentlemen
were not permitted to cast an appraising eye at its pages,
the book contained some startlingly original and enthusiastic
discourses upon the origin, existence and probable ultimate
destination of their official superiors. One which warmed
the cockles of our editorial hearts was the following:
May he go to perdition
And with Tantalus sizzle
For the rain of his "math"
Was a damned steady drizzle.
For a good many years the book continued unmolested but
in l9I2 some farsighted and superintelligent Kaydet mailed
one to the Supe's family, whereupon the hand of the law
made a "smish" at our sacred prerogativesand the majority
of l9I4 spent Christmas leave on the radiator with a letter
from home in one hand and a skag in the other.
When it was "up to us" we decided that "a bird in the
hand beats a bobtailed Hush" and proceeded to put in a
permit. Hence the book has come out of its seclusion, we
hope to stay.
ln compiling this our Furlough Book we have tried to
portray as well as possible under the existing conditions
our first two years of life at the Military Academy.
Between its covers we have tried to compress the stunts
we will remember long after we wear a crutch and tell how
we won the war. Our hope is that now they will amuse and
interest you, and that when at some more distant day you
reread its faded type it will recall old scenes and faces so
that you will live again in its pages your Kaydet days and
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l sprang through the window and Kiddo and he:
l tumbled, Bill tumbled, we tumbled all three.
"Look out," yelled the files as they followed us through
Then down the rough rocks to Flirtation we Hew:
Behind at the window a Kaydet to beck
And pass us the word if they started a check.
Not a pause, not a word, as we three led the dash,
Hand in hand, down the cinder strewn path like a flash:
just stopped at the turns to appoint men for guard
To stay on the path and for signals list hard.
The rest of us, laundry bags ready for loot,
On down to the river's edge swiftly did scoot.
'Twas dark on Flirtation, but when we drew near
The river, a lantern's rays greeted us here,
A whistle informed us so far all was well,
But whether we'd Finish our task time would tell.
We soon were at work on the various stacks
Of boodle, and loaded it into our sacks.
Our laundry bags loaded, we started to climb
But, heavily weighted, stopped many a time,
To shift our big burdens from shoulder to arm,
To breathe, and to listen for note of alarm:
We panted, we struggled, and how we did sweat,
That climb up the hill, l shall never forget.
And once in a while as we toiled up the road.
Some fellow would stumble and lose half his load:
Then over the rocks with a rumble and crash,
A bundle would bump to the final dull splash.
The file that had dropped it would holler, "Oh, Hell!
There goes all my skags and my grape juice as well."
We struggled and sweated an hour or more.
Our backs, arms, and shoulders got horribly sore.
Poor Kiddo slipped once and his ankle went bad,
Then Billy and l had to drag the poor lad,
Up where the quick flash from a sentinel's lamp
Revealed the steep pathway that led back to camp.
We'd pass up the boodle, until they cried, "Fore
The O. D.'s inspecting, don't bring any more.
The coast is clear now, hurry up with that load."
Thus bag followed bag, to be hastily stowed
By helpers inside at the old rendezvous,
And all was completed ere stroke of tattoo.
The last case of lemons, the last tin of cheese,
The crackers, the olives, the jam, all of these-
Were safely bmught in by the smuggler crew bold,
Though somebody's cookies stayed out in the cold:
Now back through the window in triumph we jump
The boodle corp. last, shuts her clown with a bump.
Once safe inside camp, it was easy to run,
The contraband goods down to tent twenty-one:
The plebes now assembled, to help sort the stuff
Then quickly we hid it, but saved out enough
To hold a big party to crown the event
Of bringing our boodle from boat up to tent.
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ln no college or university does athletics occupy the
exalted position that it does here at West Point. It is but
natural, for here our recreations are limited. We have not
the fraternity house, the theatre and the hundred and one
other things which tend to divert the college student. This,
combined with the natural bent of the Corps, turns us in this
still say that they are not as interested in the game as the men
on the field?
One of the greatest benefits of our athletics is that they
harmoniie the different classes. When we meet that great
rival the United States Naval Academy there are no separate
classes. Class differences and petty disagreements are
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Yearlings on the Football Squad A
direction. Of course, not all of us have been gifted with
the mind and body of an athlete, but that does not prevent
us from taking a live interest in athletics to the last man.
Who has watched the tense drawn faces of the men in the
stands. who has seen the fire flashing from their eyes and can
Ycarlings on lhe Baseball Squad
relegated to the ash-heap. We are all one-one in heart, one
in spirit, one in hope. .
The class of Nineteen Sixteen is justly proud of her record
on the athletic Held. We believe we absorbed the West
Point spirit early in our course and we determined to bend
Yearlings on the Basketball Squad
every effort towards aiding the various teams. We have by a hearty slap on the back and a cheery greeting, "How are
given the best that is in us, aiding in every way we knew how. things coming, old man? That was some game you played
Many of the class turned out: those lacking the ability to yesterday."
actually participate have encouraged from the side-lines,
while the Engineers have helped those men on the teams who
were "goaty" and the men on the teams have been encouraged
These things, while little in themselves, mean a lot to the
fellow who is being battered in practice every afternoon.
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When Captain Benny Hoge issued his call for spring practice to all aspirants for the football team a large number
responded, many of whom, we are glad to say, were yearlings. Then the grilling work began, work which requires stamina,
doggedness and nerve. Big Babe Weyand and genial old Red O'l-lare Hlarded the lean earth" on those hot September
afternoons while Britton and Bill Hoge were being shown the Hne points of the end positions: Sasse and Simkins had
to take a beating every afternoon without much chance of fighting back so that the Army tackles might learn how to
smash the Navy ends. It was during the practice season -
that Jim Hodgson was placed in a line position and we
, believe that here he has found himself and that we shall
L hear from him next year.
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results so apparent in the Navy game.
Finally the day of the game arrived. The Army team
was about the gamest, speediest, and brainiest team that
ever handled a football. They outplayed the middies in
every way-in attack, defense, speed and tackling. lt is
needless here to go into details of the game, for the spec-
tacle of that great triumph and the sight of that sick
bunch of middies is burned into the memories of us all and
will always be one of the happiest of our recollections.
Babe Weyand was the only yearling who played in
the Navy game. l-le so distinguished himself that he was
mentioned as an All-American tackle by many sporting
Unfortunately some of the best football men in the
class were kept out of the game last year because of . ,
special punishment. These were Neyland, Coffin, and "
Dorer. This summer, "thank the Lord," they will not
spend their time hazing "plebes," so undoubtedly they will
joseph Jams. O'Hare, "A," Foonball be able t0 tear things UP next fall- wana.m Edwin com... Jr., "A," Football
The class of l9I6 has made an enviable record in basket-
ball. A large number of our men turned out for the team
when we were plebes and our plebe team was a winner.
Hibbs and Bayler played guard, Williams, center, with Britton,
Andrew, and McBride, H. L., alternating at forward. This
team had a most successful season. Their biggest game was
the one with the Crescent A. C., which was composed of
former college stars. Our plebes played rings around them
and every man on the C. A. C. team was as busy as a one-
armed paperhanger trying to keep our cloughty plebes from
This past season l9l6 had its share of men on the team.
Williams starred at center until one of the P's of the Academic
Board decided that Freddie could gather points for the
basketball team better than he could gather tenths in the
section room. Consequently a special order informed us that
Freddie would no longer shine at center.
l-libbs, wild, rip-snorting, man-eating guard, was all over
the floor at all times and any man who could throw a basket
with I-libbs after him sure had a lot of nerve.
McBride, H. L., played in several games and made a good
showing. With this year's experience he should be a valuable
man next season.
Britton, who is one of our all-round athletes, played in
several games at the beginning of the season.
Gussie Bayler got into some of the games for Gussie belies
his looks. Although he is built along aldermanic lines, he is
one of the hardest men on the team to guard.
Dewitt and Andrew were on the squad all season.
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Have you ever seen Smith, C. C. on Cullum Hall field
with the score 0 to 0 end of Third quarter? Well, place a
club in his hands and skates on his kicks and you have Smith
on the hockey rink. For the rest, ask the yearling who is
coaxing two' new toe-nails. Smith alone was a demon, but
when they placed Angel Tully on the same side with him the
remainder of the squad began digging holes in the ice in their
efforts to escape. I
Mumma turned out for goal-keeper, and when he wasn't
repairing the cages, he was clamping down side boards. When
the squad left after practice Mumma would practice tending
goal Cterrible strain on his imaginationj.
The following copy of one of Brundred's letters gives a
short resume of the hockey team.
WEST POINT, N. Y., january 29, 'l4.
DEAR AL: u
Princeton defeated us today by 8 to 3, but it wasn't
my fault, A young chap named Baker scored five of their
goals and in my position I could easily have stopped him,
but twice I stubbed my toe and the other three times he went
to the left of me. I could have easily stopped him if he came
on me right'-you know me, Al.
A fellow named Mangan on our squad tries to rough it
up on me every time we practice, and the other day when we
mixed it up it was all the fellows could do to keep me from
hitting him on the jaw.
Last Friday we played Amherst and they let a plebe play
the whole game in my place. Guess they thought I needed a
rest. Maybe I did for I never play good hockey on Friday
-you know me, Al.
Remember me to the little manicure girl,
P. S. Here are the names of the yearlings on the squad:
Brundred Cover point
Sasse . . Cover point
Smith . . Cenler
Tully . . Right wing
Mangan Left 'wing
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Shortly after the close of our plebe football season, the
class held a meeting and elected Coffin athletic representative
of the class. The class showed its wisdom by such a judicious
choice, for Coffin is not only an excellent athlete but is also a
good organizer and a splendid mixer with lots of energy.
Coffin immediately began to make plans for the success
of I9l6 in the Indoor Meet by urging men to turn out for the
We didn't win the meet but we made the three upper
classes realize that there was a plebe class at the Academy
which had a lot of good athletes and a big bunch of spirit.
Miley and Walbach were our stars in the machine events.
Miley had won the cup for the best gymnast the year before
and at this meet he won the second cup. Walbach won first
place on the long horse and third place on the parallel bars.
Tom Martin made his debut as a pugilist and carried off the
First prize in the middle-weight class. Weyand won first
place in the heavy-weight wrestling and Patterson won the
This year the class showed a big improvement in the
Indoor Meet. .More men turned out for the events and more
spirit was shown in everything. For a time it looked as if
the yearlings were going to win the Meet. But the first class
succeeded in beating us out after they had received a good
The yearlings who won places in the events are as follows:
Fence vault, Hoge, W. M. lst: McBride, R. B. 3rclg
Wrestling, flightweightj Patterson, lstg
U40 to I50 lbs.D Beverley, Zd.
U50 to l6O lbs.D Cunningham, Zd.
C160 to 170 lbs.j Simkins, Zcl.
Cheavyweightj Weyand, Zd.
Horizontal Bar, Jones, H. C., Zdg Walbach, 3d.
50 Yard dash, Priclcett, 2d.
Boxing, Clightweightj Morehouse, lst.
Qwelterweightj Worsham, lst.
Qheavyweightl Neylancl, lst.
Qmiddleweightj Peyton, Zd.
Parallel Bars, jones, H. C., lst.
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Champion Heavy Weigh! Boxer U. S. M A.. l9l4 , Champion Weller Weight Boxer U. S. M. A., l9l4
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' Williuln Fdgcrlon Morehouse, jr. l
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John Davicl Milcy
Champion Gymnast U. S. M. A.
William George Patterson William Morris Hoge, lr.
, l9l2-l9l3 Champion Light Weight Wrestler U. S. Nl. A., l9I3-l9I4 First Place Fence Vault, l9I4
Alexander Mathias Weyand lame! de Barth Wslbsch
Champion Heavy Weigh! Wrestler U. S. M. A., l9I3 Champion Gymnast U. S. M. A., l9l4
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Spring has come again! Little birds are tweeting, little
buds are budding, and the baseballists are balling, "How many
days until the first game?"
The class of l9I6 is the proud possessor of the man who
humbled the middies last year to the score of 2 to I. This tall,
rangy, Texas lad, "Bob" Neyland by name, had the middies
eating out of his hand the whole game. It was pitiful but
sweet to see them breaking their backs at "Bob's" benders
and to see their eyes pop when he shot over a fast one. Neyland
is one of the best pitchers who has ever entered West Point
and Sammy Strang says he is getting better all the time.
Bob Lee is another yearling on the baseball team, in
consequence, it is rumored that this year a tall fence will be
built just north of the tennis courts to protect the tennis
players while Bob is batting. Lee cavorts around third base
when he is not knocking home runs. If you clon't believe
he has a whip just ask Pritchard, who played first base.
The other yearlings who have been on the baseball squad
are Coffin, Britton, lVlonsarrat, Moses, Rafferty, Krayen-
buhl, Bonham, Hibbs, Patterson and Worsham.
Robert Reese Ne land, Jr.
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The Biting iiaall
'Way back in the dark ages of plebe camp, before the
light of recognition had even begun to dawn, we heard of
riding and incidentally of the riding hall.
To you, oh, ye uninitiated and ignorant cit! what does
the riding hall signify? It signifies everything that is glorious,
dashing and debonairg it is, too, that mysterious mansion of
delight within whose sacred precincts the festive kaydet, all
clothed in glistening buttons and flaming lace, disports him-
self upon his blooded charger for the delectation of an amazed
and wonder-stricken gallery. -
To us, the future victims of Sherman, Cullum et. al., the
riding hall meant just what it means to you, and consequently
we thrilled with the prospect, that is until we saw the battered
remnants of nineteen fifteen that straggled lamely into ranks
at dinner, day after day, during the long, hot months of July
and August. Then we heard of how old Ward lVIcElderry was
filled to overflowing with mangled aspirants for the yellow
stripe, and we began to doubt, as you will begin to doubt if
ever you have the good fortune to occupy a seat in the gallery
of our famous hippodrome.
However, with barracks came a lessening of the blood-
curdling tales, so we all began to laugh up our sleeves and
think that the yearlings had been kidding us. Oh, how blissful is
that sweet slumber before the rude awakening! how lucky it is
for the service that we did not know what was in store for us!
for certain it is that could we have anticipated, the army
would have lost by resignation several future Sheridans and
Jeb Stuarts before they had ever been astride an army plug.
Nevertheless, we finally hit camp again and everybody
lookedforward to his first visit to the riding hall if not with
unalloyed pleasure, at least with eagerness and anticipation.
Finally, one bright morning last June, Fat Styer led down the
hill that part of the class from Newgarden to Woodward
"inclusive," The boys were very much surprised when they
got inside the hall, for they saw no horses. But they came back
to camp and told of the wonderful juggling trick as performed
by Captain --- with his magic brown blanket perfumed
with mild but penetrating Hodeur du cheval," and also of that
entertaining game resembling jackstraws but in which har-
nesses take the place of sameg in other words, they were taught
to fold a cavalry blanket and how to assemble a bridle.
It was not until the next trip to the riding hall, however,
that the fireworks began. ln order that you may better
appreciate what happened, l would ask you, fair reader, to
imagine yourself seated in the gallery on that sad occasion.
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You arrive at the hall, settle yourself and try to resemblefa
vestal virgin looking on at the Coliseum. You look towards
the right and see a row of very meek-looking old horses
seemingly ready for the ice wagon, hansom, cab, etc., etc.
After a moment or so the doors swing open and a squad
of business-like looking kaydets, clad in immaculate new
riding breeches, comes striding across the tanbark. A squeaky,
strident voice screams "Pours left, march!" "Section, halt!"
It is our budding Brigadier E.. Goring Bliss. Take careful
note of him, for he is bound to rise, hook, crook, or bootlick.
What follows is so hard to comprehend that with your
kind permission I will veil your horrified gaze and as one of
the survivors tell my own jumbled impressions of the harrow-
ing experience. At the word of command from the instructor
all made a mad dash at the horses, for woe be to him unto whose
lot falls Treat! So far all has been as fair as a summer
sky, but in the next instant the trouble begins. "Prepare to
mount. Mount!" Two score left feet step back, two score
hands grab wildly at the reins, two score nags rear wildly and
pitch, and then comes disillusionment. Most of us after a
dizzy climb up the lofty Hanks at last gain a precarious seat
in the saddle, but what of the rest? What is happening?
Is this a tango tea? Am I at Shan!ey's or am I at West Point?
No, alas! what I see is only Barrows and Caperton trying to
mount their horses. It may sound peculiar, but they did
look like they were trying out a few variations of the turkey
trot with their fourfooted partners. Well, at last everyone
was on top of his brute and ready for further adventures.
Perhaps you would have been shocked, certainly you
would have been surprised: but listen, if you have the courage
to listen, for the show has just begun. A voice we have learned
to fear drawls "Trooooot I-Ioooooow!" Several of our good
riders like Pete Bonham and Ben Beverly put their horses to
the trot: all the other horses put their riders to the trot, and
in single file we started around the hall-trot, trot, trot--how
can I describe that awful trot! Imagine being suddenly
propelled into midair and then falling several thousand miles
and lighting with the seat of your pants on the keen edge of
an axe! That is the sensation caused when you first try to
trot, only it is repeated indefinitely and is much worse. So
we trotted on and that trot did not stop for about an hour,
and then it didn't stop but just speeded up into a nice, short
gallop. At first everyone thought that the gallop was "great
business," and I think Du Hamel really began to consider
himself a ridoid after all, but just then he left his horse and a
minute later was seen pursuing that recalcitrant animal
around the hall. '
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where one leads others follow, for soon-oh, shocking sight!-
the tanbark was strewn with grey figures and a score of rider-
less steeds were dashing madly about, and amid mingled shrieks
of terror from the femmes in the gallery and rnufilec! cries of
"I-Ielpl help!" from below, the column continued round and
round the track. To some of us it seemed like the curve of a
parabola, that is prolonged to infinity. I-Iowever, it came to
an end at last. We wearily slid off to the ground and pain-
fully crawled back to camp, a sadder and a wiser bunch.
That first day was the hardest of them all, although some
of the class had quite some time of it" all summer. Poor
old Duke DeCleene of lamented memory didn't get policed
this first time, but during a hard gallop on the second trip he
was suddenly seen to take a back dive off Keyes and land on
his neck on the ground. He must have been tired of the
unexcelled cuisine of Grant Hall and wanted a change of diet
for he came up smiling and chewing a large mouthful of tan-
bark. At the time many of us laughed but he apparently
soon made many converts, for before the close of the summer
the yearling was an exception who had not partaken of a
hearty meal of this same tanbark.
We had often been told about the great sense of humor
possessed by one of our instructors. Mustang Pete Daly never
did seem to appreciate it. One of the l..ieutenant's best
grinds was to make every kaydet who fell off and couldn't re-
mount call out at the top of his voice, "Helpl help!" Several
gentlemen of color were constantly on the alert to rush and
rescue the unfortunate when this cry was heard. Daly got
policed at the hurdles one day and try as hard as he would
he could not toss his long legs over Cocoa's back. Everybody
looked around waiting for the cry: what was our surprise to
hear Pete say, in a weak voice, "Assistance" This got the
instructor's goat. He bellowed at Daly, "What do you mean
by getting off your horse?" "Section marcher, report this
man for dismounting without authority."
Whoever you are who have had the kindness to peruse
this article will undoubtedly imagine that the course in
equitation as pursued here is nothing but a useless soiree.
lt is but natural as you have been told of nothing but its
ludicrous and unpleasant aspect, and many a sore kaydet
will confirm you in this impression. But all of us in nineteen
sixteen will have to admit that riding has its pleasant and
profitable side as well as its hard one. What one of us does
not look forward to the privilege rides to come next spring
and almost to the more remote polo of First class camp?
But these would be impossible unless we had learned to ride.
That saddles without, that bareback, that mount and clismount'
at the hurdles and that eternal "Trot Hoooolu are still painful
memories, but who would not prefer them to "Squads right
hatch l" or "As skirmishers guide right!" "Right rear volt!"
or "double timen? Therefore l think that the sentiments of
the whole class were adequately expressed by the man who,
having recovered sufficiently from an hour at riding to be
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"Well, riding was an awful soiree at first, but now it's the best
drill we have." He realized what an important part of an
officer's education riding was and how lucky he was to be
able to rake such a thorough and practical training. It is a
hard course and seems unnecessarily so to the beginner, bu't
it soon toughens up the soft ones and then everything is
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A PUN ISI-IMENT.
WARNING-f-Don't read this: it will spoil your appetite.
What are Drill Regs? Drill Regs are cold spec worth
about one tenth per Reg.-provided you have boned the
right lessongotherwise they're worth 0 plus 5 D's, because
you recite to Tacs. But they are also of great practical as
well as tactical value. No less an authority than the Brigadier
admits this. Why he gets the sway out of his back by applying
a plaster of 3 pages of Drill Regs every nightw-thus executing
spinal column right as 'twere. Atlas also says that the best way
to get to the hops from barracks is to do squads east from
line Cwaiting to sign upj and then execute Cullum Hall. At
a feed hop deploy as scavengers, guide counter, but don't
attempt on right into line or you may get off left out of line.
At the second floor, close or extended order is employed
depending on the officer in charge of the drillgor hop, rather.
COne is just as bad as the other to the Brigadiexml
Other pointers Cfor West Pointersl contributed from the
same source are as per follows: When you meet a femme you
think you know, raise the right hand smartly to the brim of
the headdress, etc. Cas per paragraph 58, revisedj. If you
get the glad glance, wave the hand gracefully outward and
downward: but if you get the stony stare, pretend you
were just picking something out of your eye. ln passing
a strange femme wearing a slit or sunshine movies skirt,
eyes RIGHT for Left, as the case may bel is executed at 6
paces from the revealing socks-of-her. FRONT is executed
when you have bumped into a tac coming from the opposite
direction and executing eyes LEFT for Right as the case may
wasj. The next movement is the right-hand salute, followed
by to the rear doubletime march. If the tac is blind and
you are deaf and dumb you may get away with it. But some
smart Alec says that if the tac was blind he wouldn't be look-
ing at the femme in the first place. Well, I can't stop to figure
that out now, but you could do it by Descrip. You can do
anything by Descrip. Many a first section file has been
projected on the goats, by means ofa plane that wasn't plain to
him or a paraboloid, or a pair o' zeros-but let us cease this
digression, even though digression is the better part of valor-
or is it discretion? According to the Hague Conference dis-
cussion is the word.
But, anyway: While drilling his squad of New Cadets, Le
General du Bois had many novel experiences. Once during
a short snappy drill two skirts entered the arena-I
mean area-"Squad, Atten-shun! Right Dress!" rang out
the command in the sharp, decisive tone often noticed in an
asthmatic steam whistle. "Lavender I" shouted the squad.
But it wasn'tg it was mauve. So did the squad move-his
neck back. The Brigadier spent an entire afternoon trying
to teach the squad how to do open ranks, stack arms, and
pitch tents, but finally gave up in disgust. The squad was
wooden through. Every single time it tried to do double
time, it would start off out of time with a sort of rolling gait a
la maritime, and would have a deuce of a time learning this
in time to start in doing time with a company,-I mean E
Company,-all of which for a long time proved no pastime
for the General, although the squad Hnally came to time.
Well, you were warned not to read this, weren't you?
While boning Artillery Drill Regs, our noble Mg Ccolor
guard? tried to illustrate the different methods of Firing.
An inspiration caused him to choose to shoot shoes. Clf
you say those last four words fast, it sounds just like that
Furlough train.D By the way, speaking of canal boats reminds
me of those delightful days when we skimmed lightly o'er
the Hudson in the heavy-oared pontoons, disporting gayly
about Can hourj until recalled by Alexander's Ragtime
Whistle to solve knotty problems such as: If a short splice
would break, would a sheet bend? Sergt. Archibald! Sergt.
Archibald! what in -'s the matter with this - - squad of
bucks! every time I say chess, they balk. If they don't buck
up, give each man a side-rail lashing. Mr. Abernethy, let
that wheelbarrow alone! What do you know about machin-
But now my oat proceeds, as Milton says-by the way,
l ought to call this Blycidasl Old lvory Dome's fire of
position made his wife take position behind the door. His
fire for effect had a scattering effect on a bottle of ink. Rather
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volley from the right-oil tan. If he had had more than one
left, he could have wrought more damage. Of course this
is all rot as far as that goes-like one of Mike's rumors.
Why, Mike said the other day that walking was to be abolished
because it was wearing outthe area, and also the engineer
corps says the continuous vibrations are apt to buckle the
calibrations of South Barracks, causing them to fall on the
Guard House and put a quietus on the T. D. and-No, I
firmly refuse to interrupt myself further.
The Brigadier confided to me that although he had a
corner tent in camp, he finds it tres difficile to corner tenths
in math. I'm afraid he ex-specs too much. Now Poop is not
everything, even if he is the belle of the math department.
All this causes the Brigadier such anxiety that every time he
scratches his head he moults splinters---especially when his
wife is orderly. Which is additional proof of the theorem,
Where ignorance, etc., 'tis folly to be Duncan.
H30 grains of Rochelle, Sergeant, and-erw-liquid diet."
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v N discussing any of the various institutions which
make up the schedule of our miserable existence at the
quiet little Art School, there is usually just one course
to pursue. You merely take a deep breath, get out
your little hammer and commence knocking. So when
it comes to putting our illustrious thoughts on paper,
the same old tune naturally comes to mind. There is one
part of our life, however, that it won't do to knock, and that
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is the hops. Even the files that stay at home will hardly
censure the hops, although they do regard the rabid hopoids as
sufferers from a mild form of insanity.
It can scarcely be denied that hops do help to make
life almost worth living during that nine months' slug of
hard boning. Nothing does so much to keep a file from
getting the blues as a chance to drag his best girl, or some-
body's else, once or twice a month. Red O'Hare and Spence
Merrell would just naturally pine away if a feed hop did not
happen along once in a while to alleviate the-ir eternal suffer-
ings from the annoying pangs of hunger. It is well, however,
that feed hops don't come too often, as oil tans are hard
on dancing floors.
Another phase of the hop question is the humble L. P.
hop-where the plebes get a chance to trip the light fantastic,
where poor dancers improve their execution and accomplished
hopoids try stunts that they couldn't pull off upstairs for
fear of hop con. Another beneficiary is the simple soul.
from the tall grass regions, where anything but the Virginia
reel is considered scandalous. The L. P. hop is the only place
he can go to unlearn what "Cut-and-Glide" has taught him
and to acquire the latest mode of doing the Boston and Tango.
ln the Summer, though, the hop blossoms forth in its
greatest glory. We then hive that it was the hop that put
West Point on the feminine map. It is then that the hopoids
of all sorts and descriptions display their graces or disgraces.
Some Files during yearling camp tried to establish a marathon
record for hopping. The Rabbi got a job as company clerk
so as not to spoil his record by going on guard. Among the
extremes of the genus hopoid were those like Hudnutt whose
idea of giving a femme a good time was to take all the dances
himself except the first Che never got there on time for that
onej. Then there was Herkness who had a hop wished on
him by his family, so gave most of his dances away and sat
out the rest. At the feed hops, of course, the red headed
jumbo was there with his gang in full Held equipment and
foraged well for the special birds and undissy corps. The
ubiquitous stag was always on hand to scavenge dances, or
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It is only fair .to mention the many keen femmes who so
often graced the occasion, for what is a hop without femmes?
We can say without exaggeration that never have more charm-
ing femmes, who were at the same time wonderful dancers,
been seen at the Point than those who have honored mem-
bers of our class with the permission to make out their hop
cards. To them we owe heartfelt thanks for having made
the hops such a success. As long as this aggregation of
prison houses on the banks of the Hudson is filled with its
quota of embryo generals may the West Point femmes con-
tinue to make the West Point hop a bright spot in life here.
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its causes, symptoms, cure
or prevention should be withheld.
The predisposing causes of the disease are the first
important point. They are several, and consist of the posses-
sion of an attractive form and face, a spoony appearance Cno
pun intendedl, though this latter qualification is by no means
necessary-witness Johnnie Wills-ability to trip the light
fantastic, an inexhaustible flow of B. S., ignorance of the
wiles of woman, desire to shine in society, and many others
too numerous to mention. The immediate or exciting causes
are fully as numerous, and may include: a stolen dance sat out
on the balcony, a party on Flirtation Cattended at first merely
for the boodlel, a golf lesson, and various other dangerous
situations to which a kaydet is constantly exposed.
Once contracted, the disease loses no time in producing
alarming symptoms. The incubation period is very short-
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often only a hop or concert length. The first symptom is
usually an indescribable feeling that overtakes the victim,
and resembles the sensation produced by going down in a fast
elevator, or by wanting to sneeze and not being able to do so
-a sort of mental itching that can't be scratched. Later
other phenomena develop. ln the mess hall the subject
seems to have little appetite, but sits idly building pontoon
bridges with the tableware, while his face wears a far-a-way
expression, and he absolutely refuses to pass anything.
At drill or in the section room the same indifference to his
surroundings prevails, except in the riding hall where he makes
abnormal efforts to avoid Sherman or Cullum because of the
fair one Cor onesj in the gallery.
ln many cases this malady manifests itself as a skin
disease. Every day the gig-list will bear opposite the patient's
name such reports as: Absent at parade: I0 minutes late
returning from hopg Gazing around in chapel: Holding lady's
arm: Off limits in an automobile, etc., etc. This stage of the
affliction is very fatal to Christmas leaves.
Many and varied are the cures which have been proposed
for this dread disease. In some cases isolation and brisk
walks taken at stated intervals prove very effective-take
it from Krayenbuhl, Cockrell, Scofield, and others. ln other
cases if the cause of the disease can be effectively removed
a cure will result-Q that's how Levy cured Robb! This
method, however, cannot be recommended for all cases, for
remember how "Cutie" Cureton nearly pined away last summer
and was only sustained by large doses of letters taken daily.
ln such cases the disease resembles the drug habit-once the
victim gets in its clutches he is helpless.
The best way to avoid becoming inoculated with the
germ of spooning is to cultivate a pessimistic attitude toward
the weaker GJ sex. Of course, some hardened campaigners like
Maguire or Kuhn seem to withstand its ravages, but the fact
is they have had the disease so often that they have acquired
immunity. The best vaccination against it is the Firm belief
that all women are fickle. Another defense is to become a
stately personage like the Brigadier, moving only in the most
dignified social circles, and entirely unaffected by coy glance
of fickle femininity. ln one important way, however, spoon-
ing has the upper hand. It is a fact that no matter how
badly they're bitten, they always come back for more.
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C1 Mfg N this book of ours, we could not begin to show the appreciation, respect,
and honor which we hold toward Miss Anna B. Warner. Many of our
I fl classmates have attended the Sunday afternoon sessions of her Bible classes,
I and it is with one accord that each cadet as he attends one of these meetings
for the first time, is affected by the power and lovable influence exercised by
that dear old lady,-friend of the Corps and graduates of this academy. The extent
to which she has influenced those who have come in contact with her is beyond the
measure of human thoughts or words. The immeasurable good that we feel we have
derived from her wonderful talks makes us wish that many classes to follow will
have the privilege of feeling the touch of her personality and we all hope that she
may be spared to the Corps of Cadets for many more years.
Since its beginning some 35 years ago, the Y. M. C. A.
of this institution has grown with steady progress, until
to-day it is an institution of the Corps in its entirety-to be
a member of the Corps of 'Cadets is to be a member of the
Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. was one of the earliest influences with
which we met at the academy. ln no society is the spirit
of West Point more deeply breathed, or so consistently fol-
lowed, as in this association: in fact, its standards are linked
with those of the Corps.
The means of accomplishing these ends, as practiced by
the Y. M. C. A., are to bring the men of the Corps into closer
fellowship by its meetings, whether of spiritual nature or
purely diversional character. These meetings are so arranged
that the schedule never becomes a matter of routine, but
there is always a live curiosity to know just what the next
meeting will be, which will bring the men of the Corps to-
gether, 'neath the walls of old Kendrick Hall, where a plebe is
not a plebe, and good will reigns supreme.
As for our class, we first heard of the West Point Y. M. C. A.
from Dorst, its president, who told us of its aims, ideals
and its purpose to gain representation at the Northfield
Student Conference. From the time we moved to camp, we
were allowed to attend its meetings in barracks, on Sunday
evenings, by falling out at the Mess Hall after supper. How-
ever, when the corps returned to barracks, we were accorded all
the privileges of the Hall-and it proved a rendezvous where
we could really enjoy ourselves, even as plebes. The
Wednesday night prayer meetings and daily Lenten meetings
after breakfast afforded to those who were devoutly inclined
an opportunity to satisfy their desire not to neglect this
element of training-that training which belonged to the
good old days with the folks at home. These gave, at the
same time, that peace of mind which comes with the assurance
that one has an opportunity to enjoy voluntary religious
With Spring came the dawn of recognition: and we first
felt ourselves as factors in the Corps when voting for two
classmates for office in the Y. Nl. C. A., and later we saw the
names of our classmates upon the Y. M. C. A. Committees.
In brief, from plebe camp to Furlough, the Y. M. C. A.
has been a live factor in our days at West Point, and has
afforded us much pleasure in its meetings and entertainments.
Not only has it been of educational value by bringing us
in touch with the outside world through the speakers, but
it has been of value in bringing us in closer touch with other
classes and in promoting good feeling generally in the Corps.
For all this we are thankful to those who have gone before
for having founded such an institution in our midst.
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Although the Hundredth Night Entertainment is gen-
erally considered to be a First Class affair, there are several
reasons why it is not "beyond the scope of this book," as they
say in the math books. ln the first place there is the fact of its
being IOO days till June. To the Plebe this means the begin-
ning of a new life-not a whole lot better than the former one
if he only knew it-, to the Second Classman it means a milestone
passed-'and that's about all: but to the First Classman and
Yearling it means liberty-freedom from the tyranny of the
hellish fife and drum, for a while at least. Yes, a IOO days till
June means a lot to us. Why just think! A l00 days ago
it was 200 days to June! I-low time flies. But if time does
fly, it's traveling on the second speed now. After June l2th
it will throw in the high and sit on the accelerator in a mad
dash for August 29th.
But this is getting away from the Show. The First Class
has reason to be proud of its production, even after consider-
ing how much it owes to Mr. Egner who composed the entire
musical score and labored untiringly to make the Show a
success. But we, the class of l9I6, mere B. Yearlings, feel
that we had something to do with causing all the gloves on
the Post to be split in wild and unrestrained applause. That's
how the files in the Show described it anyhow. '
To begin with, there were Campbell and Daly, appearing
for the second time in their role of two titled English ad-
venturers, Count Noah Count and Lord l-lelpus. Their
abuse of the American language was as effective as ever and
their songs even better than last year's. Campbell showed
that he had been practicing industriously for he hardly ever
dropped his monocle. They appeared in the second and
third acts in some very gorgeous uniforms, Daly as a Siamese
dragoon and Campbell as a Captain in the Imperial Turkish
guard. Some poor Coast officer had his best trousers ruined
when Pete climbed the flagpole to escape the lion. This last
stunt was really more wonderful than it seemed, as anyone who
has watched Pete perform in the gym can testify.
Cy Wilder and Eddie Martin gave a realistic imitation of
two well known barrack policemen and scored a big success.
Cy Wilder on being interviewed modestly consented to say
a few words about it as follows: "The biggest hit of the
Hundredth Night was made by Cyrus Wilder as a Barrack
Policeman. A Yearling named Martin assisted him in a
similar role. At Wilder's first appearance on the stage the
vast auditorium rocked with shouts of laughter and applause
at the striking resemblance to Mike, the celebrated prophet
of Highland Falls. Mike himself, who was, in the audience,
was not quite sure whether he was down in his seat or up on
the stage. Mr. Wilder has a great histrionic future before him
and his talents would be utterly wasted in the Army."
Eddie Martin saw the foregoing and demanded a chance
to describe the affair from an unprejudiced viewpoint. We
found that the printing of his story would necessitate an
appendixito the Furlough Book, so were forced to omit most
of it. He was pleasingly frank and candid in criticising his own
production. He says in part: "The rather mediocre work of
one Wilder, who suped for Mr. Martin, did not materially
detract from the brilliancy of the performance. ln fact it
emphasized the masterly acting of the star who, in his life-
like interpretation of Janitor Joe, the rotund policeman, was
more like a real barrack man than Joe ever dreamed of being.
His well-modulated voice and expressive gestures held his
audience in rapt attention, only interrupted by shrieks of
merriment at his comical acts and remarks."
The above leaves little to be said you must admit. But
nevertheless Cy and Ed were really good and helped admirably
to fill the gap caused by the absence of take-offs on the Powers
Dick Dorer and our highranking "Moses" each appeared
in two different r6les-first as sailors and then as C. A.
privates. Their comic Coast Artillery song made a big hit,
especially with a certain officer of an excitable nature.
Crampton Jones assisted by a fearful artificial roar took
the part of an escaped lion-at least the program said it was a
lion-which Count Noah Count skillfully lassoed with the
lanyard of his monocle while Lord Helpus departed for
heights unknown. Ed Martin appeared again here as the
lion's keeper. The clothes he wore made him look as if he
needed a keeper himself. The audience appeared satisfied
with his appearance however.
Spence Merrell, of the rotund form and insatiable appetite,
took the only feminine part played by a Yearling. Poor
Spence! He had to fast for a week before he could get into
those corsets, and the effort was a severe strain on his rollick-
ing nature. He got a big laugh when as an elderly chaperon
he appeared in an encore to a song about the charm of lovely
In the chorus, Pat Rafferty, Parker Kuhn and Dixie
Walker sang and danced and appeared to enjoy themselves
immensely-especially when they wore those "Furlough
We must not forget the old veteran, Coop Worsham, who,
as Acting President of the Y. M. C. A., displayed his imitative
ability to the delight of all. C-oop had the honor of making
the closing speech of the Show when, in his spoony white
uniform, he catches the hero asleep in his room, dreaming that
it is IOO days till June. "Why that's 'NO DRE.AM',"
announces C-oop in his melodious military falsetto, "it is I00
days till june!" Whereat the orchestra strikes up"l00 Days,"
the First Class gleefully gives its "Never Again!" yell, and we
Yearlings scurry home through the snow to dream of Furlough.
ABERNETHY CID COCKRELL C4D HENDERSON CID MANC-AN C3D NEYLAND C7D SMITH, C. C. CID
BARRETT CSD COFFIN C7D HODGSON CID MARCH CID PEYTON CID, CID SMITH, E. C. CID
BERRY CZD CID DORER CZD, C5D CID L. CID C5D C2D
BONHAM CID, C7 DRAVES CID h
BRUNDRED CID, FINLEY C7D JOHNS CID MILEY CID, CID SCOFIELD C7D WALBACH CID. C7D
CABELL CID, CID FLANIGEN CSD KRAYENBUHLCID, C7D MONSARRAT C5D SHARRER C7D WALSH CID
CAMPBELL CID, CID GARCIA CID LEVY C7D NEWGARDEN CID, CID SHUGG C7D WILSON CID
I THE BALLAD OF THE BIRD.
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' ', 'll I But fast he must walk to keep the tac from skinning,
I 'I 'DD -f f' YM So ever as he hurries, this wail he keeps repeating,
HQ Qi' 5' fA "by, " "Further, ever further-further I must goI"
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'II I 'JIM i f f .f -,.. M . ,.., 1 "Corporal," now he murmurs, midst the tempest's crying,
iff, 5" V g3XCC"".1L'TZ'f..lT'..if "Corporal, let me rest a littIt?l am faint with flying-
'I-Dj.-:4 if f- ' ' Corporal, let me rest a little,"-But the corp keeps sighing
,, 7. "Further, Bird, and faster-further you must go!"
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I Quick is the Bird to take
f ff! " Q The instructions of the make
ff wifi? On with feet that ache
Over his pathway freezing
Crawls he wet and wheezing
For some damn pIebe's sake.
BON!-IAM, FREELAND, JAMES, SASSE. WALBACH C23 WORSI-IAM,
COFFIN, HIBBS, LEVY, SCOFIELD, WALSH, MCBRIDE, R.
FINLEY, KRAYENBUHL, NEYLAND, SI-IARRER, WEYAND.
Jaallah uf a Jgusteh Qllnrp g
And some first classman saw us and remembered it so well
That up before the hazing board he thought he had to tell
That he had seen us harassing a member of your class
He thought we went a bit too far in crawling him, alas!
Stand up, you Mr. Ducrot, there and move your shoulders back:
Before I rip my chevrons off, I'l1 take a farewell whack
At bracing you and crawling you until you feel so sore
That you'll rejoice that l'm to be a corporal no more.
And so last week the skin came out. I b'ached it in vain
The way the Com indorsed that b'ache sure gave me a pain
Tonight I heard my awful fate, a make I am no more
A buck again on guard l'll drag myself along the floor.
'Twas back in camp they got me, but the slug was just read out
Tonight the special order came that settled all my doubt
Why, mister, I could not believe until the sad blow fell
That they would bust highranking me and make me walk as well.
But that is not the worst part of the awful slug I drew
Until next April I shall be conhned to barracks too
And every afternoon they let the Kaydets out to play
Along the dreary area. l'll plod my weary way.
'Twas such a little thing I did, l hardly now recall
just what the circumstances were that caused my sad downfall
But one clark night some files and I, out in flanker street
Were crawling the B. J -est plebe I ever chanced to meet.
So stand up, lVlr. Ducrot now, and brace a little here
Suck up that pond'rous stomach, move your shoulders to the rear
Pull your chin in: hold your head up, straighten out your back as well
For tonight l'm looking forward to just seven months of hell.
The violent disturbances in the vicinity of West Point
on or about June twelfth, l9I3, were not caused by an earth-
quake, or boiler explosion, as many people doubtless thought.
No, kind reader, the Large Noise was merely a sigh of relief
uttered by l40 members of the Class of I9I6 as I39 chins
popped out to meet the morning breeze Uohns kept his inj.
Undoubtedly the stock market was little affected by this
phenomenon and the Black Handers continued to ply the
poison needles briskly, but you can bet all your spare change
that the aforesaid event affected us. After a year of playing
the part of the targets in that exciting little game called "Hit
the gunner in the eye and get a 5 demerit skin," we became at
one jump the l40 wisest, sloppiest, and freshest young men
in the world. After moving to Camp Larned we gave the
First Class a fatherly talk and said that if they didn't try to
run it on us we would allow them to stay around camp. We
then started in to show the natives what a real summer camp
About the day after we started in, some rank outsiders
butted in and gently laid the Kibosh on our little game. In
short, the well-known T. D. had come over in the baggage
wagon and were there to stay all summer. By July hrst
Yearling sizes in hats had shrunk completely back to the
normal. After that there was nothing to it. Life was just
one drill after another. Did anyone mention the Coast?
"Not for mine unless l get ranked into it." We'd swelter down
in the mortar pit for a couple of hours and think what a dead-
beat those P. M. E. guys were having. The next day we'd be
down there carrying 5-ton girders Cin a military mannerj
and looking forward to the sweet relief of the riding-hall.
But it was only after two hours of "Trot, l-low!" that we
realized what a genuine cinch that Coast drill was. And
there you are, or, rather, there we were. Nevertheless, as
may possibly have been mentioned elsewhere in this volume,
we managed to fit in enough hops, boodle fights, spooning
formations, etc. to make life almost bearable. ln fact, as
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Pete Daly once said, "lf it weren't for these bally drills and
peerades, this camp life would be ripping."
Yearlinglcamp week was a break in the monotony, but
even that didn't keep us from piping the time when we'd have
nothing to do but study out of some nice new books. O40-oh,
such foolishness! Camp Illumination, so called because
there was no illumination in camp, ended our little frolic.
The next morning we arose early and donned our full-dress,
for we had a lot of mussy work to do, such as striking tents
Cby the numberslg moving furniture, and policing up the joint.
CTO be consistent we ought to go to parade in black sweaters,
gym trou, and class pipes, some day.j
At first the idea of getting under a real roof once more
made us feel like a kaydet on leave when he first hits the
Astor. Our transports of joy subsided at the sight of a large
card entitled "Arrangement of Rooms." We had forgotten
all about this, that is, all of us except Bliss, who had it specked
cold, and on the slightest provocation would call all the plebes
into his room and recite it to them. The rest of us sat around
wedged in between mattresses, best trousers, and other
assorted junk, smoking skags and discussing the chances
that we would deadbeat inspection the next day. It would
have been a most inopportune moment for a magazine
writer looking for dope on the wonderful neatness of the West
Point Cadet to happen around. By nightfall we had managed
to dig out a place to sleep, so all was well.
The next morning we found that the tacs were still doing
business at the old stand, and as the area looked even harder
than the camp streets we decided to fix things up. About
IO a. m. a dark cloud appeared on the horizon. This was
nothing but the Ex-Furlough class returning to dear old W. P.
Alas! all the gay birds who had been such good friends of ours
the preceding year now drifted in looking as if they had just
been relieved of their last piece of change in a crap game in
Philadelphia. ln despair at their appearance and at the
thought that this was us, one year hence, we retreated to
the Cadet Emporium to draw our books. The hirelings of the
money-trust in charge there proceeded to hand us each a little
package of concentrated brain fever that set us back 97
bucks per. There were books of all kinds, colors, and sizes,
ranging from treatises on the life history of a Louisiana
mosquito to the latest products of the violent ward of Mat-
teawan where the math bugs and other dangerous nuts are
confined. Church's guaranteed non-hivable delirium of
Descript., C. Smith's Woozy Wanderings in the Unknown,
were there in company with a pamphlet entitled "Drunkards
Cured at Home-Get the Dope Habit." "Il y avait aussi,"
37 assorted volumes written in French, so that no one would be
foolish enough to try and read 'em-that is, no one except
By Sunday the ex-Furlough men had perked up a bit and
started giving continuous vaudeville performances, the uni-
versal theme being, "What Happened on Furloughf' "How
the femmes fell for me on Furloughf' "How l had 'em sending
in third alarms on Furloughf' We sat around wearing pained
expressions and making notes on what not to do next summer.
That night we took a tentative peek at the books. J. Wills,
Speck lrvine, and the Lily Maid began to assume their
characteristic "Hands off! a paraboloid bit me" look, but the
rank and file thought 'twere best not to start heavy training
the first of the season. So the sub-divs got no quill at taps
Before long some of the files commenced to have a bad
hunch. We began to suspicion that all was not so serene as
it stacked up to be. The Math Dept. dealt us 457 interpo-
lated sheets and told us to get busy with the paste brush. The
Frog-eaters announced that "the customary regulations
would govern," and that all uprisings would be put down for
the count. Tenths were to be fought for in the old familiar
style. The Drawing outfit failed to come across with the dead-
beat stuff, and the Hygiene proved to be pure speck. Yea,
verily, this Yearling snap that we had been piping so hard
didn't look quite so reasonable as it had in the past. The boys
began to wear that dyspeptic expression and ask how in Hf-f-
they got that equation. The goats took to strong coffee,
while the price of midnight oil commenced to rise.
It would require about n volumes to give an account of
how the math profs struggled for our tenths while we tried
our best to keep them from finding out how little we knew.
It is said that soon after writing his "Comic Sections" C.
Smith retired to the cooler. Our private opinion is that he
didn 't finish it until after he got there. KNO, lreneg not "Comic
Sections."j The goats often pulled off grinds but the joke
was never on the P. Hank Blanks once told the instructor
that an imaginary ellipsoicl was a rooster's egg. This seemed
to make quite a hit at the time, but after receiving his month's
report l'lank's folks wrote and asked him what train they
should expect him on. And then there was dear old descrip.
Ah, yes. Cardwell and Possum Simkins and other worthless
engineers just naturally lapped it up, but the wooden guys and
the midnight boodle fighters haven't yet discovered what the
stuff was all about. Joe Grant, the despair of D Co., says
that anyone who can see a solid object on a flat piece of paper
has bats in his belfry. The latter part of the math course
was occupied by some unintelligible speck called Calcule.
This looked like a pipe at first, but it soon had everyone holding
his bean and looking back regretfully at C. Smith's kinder-
As mentioned before, French was not the rollicking
recreation we had had in mind. It required anywhere from 5
to 7 books to prepare one day's lesson and after we got in class
we didn't know how to say what we'd learned. The in-
structors said that they had seen some wooden Yearlings
before but nothing to approach us. Shorty March, Honey
James, and Mahogany Nygaard kept Furlough Moon and his
fellow-boulevardier on the verge of epileptic fits the whole year
long. About the middle of the year they started us handing
in compositions every Monday. Many and varied were the
means resorted to, to get those I50 words. Monsarrat wrote
a composition on the indoor meet which consisted of the four
class yells, the names of all the tacs present and the 6 cracks of
the starter's pistol. Nygaard says the waiters at the Astor
are pretty gross. While on Christmas leave he demanded the
"carte du jour" in his best French and got a veal cutlet.
The drawing academy was absolutely our last hope and it,
too, soon proved to be a lemon. The first glimpse didn't
appear to be so bad: in fact we kind of thought we were
slipping one over on the tacs by sitting around up there in
white shirts the whole aft. Then they trotted out a cone and
said "draw," so we drew. Spoonoid l'ludnutt drew a duflicket
that greatly resembled a certain femme's hat inverted and
otherwise cruelly treated. James Flynn Hodgson drew a
drink-mixer, while Bobbie Guyer was satisfied to call his an
ice cream cone. l-libbs and Peyton continued to draw skins as
per usual. Oh, yes, the drawing academy quills often embel-
lished the daily list with little epigrams such as "Smith, L. I...-
Using a left-handed pencil to draw right lines withf' "Smith,
C. C.-Disrespectful expression on face while talking with in-
structor." ln a little while they removed the benches, put the
battalion in grey, and slipped us a few descrip problems to
play with. Piping Furlough at once started to be a popular
sport. About once a week a musical instructor would sound
fire call on a Siamese jew's-harp which hung in one corner.
This meant "Cut the comedy and listen." At which all
looked peeved at being interrupted in the midst of such im-
portant work and listened. "During the rest period you will
finish up the next two plates. Then put away your work in
mechanical drawing and get out your sheets on Reinhardt
Lettering. After pinning these to your boards you may spend
the rest of your five minutes in sharpening your pencils.
There will be no loud talking or other boisterous behavior.
Military Hygiene was given us to please the speckoids
and to furnish the Furlough Book with grinds. l-lere we
learned from the medicos all about mosquitos, germs, snakes,
and other insects, as Willie Wilson would say. We also
learned why a dismounted foot soldier cannot walk over 9
miles per hour, and what to do if baby brother swallows a
safety razor. We also had lectures illustrated with beautiful
pictures showing views of a frog's hair magnified n l lione
times: the horrible condition of the back yard of Pete Schmaltz's
home in the slums, Jersey City: and a plan of the battle of
Waterloo showing that if Napoleon had had 56,000 more
men of whom 54,000 were surgeons and 2,000 were ambulance
drivers, why, there would have been nothing to it.
Hygiene was followed by a few dough-boy drill regs.
Now a D. R. class may be a good place to bone chevrons by
wearing your wife's best blouse and shining your Stetsons,
but it is certainly no place to bone tenths--especially when
you haven't even boned the right lesson. The tacs were fond
of handing out little prize packages containing one cold, com-
plete, and absolute zero plus 5 juicy demerits. Total, 6 Hles
shot and I0 round trips on the private route of the afternoon
jaunting club. ,
The fall drills were as bad as usual and matters were not
much improved when riding and gym started in November,
Many had their troubles in the tan-bark arena, and were only
recompensed by the "square deals" which they received twice
a week. Chambers and Riche mistook the gym for a place to
bone efficiency, and proceeded to set a pace around the Hoor
that soon had the heavy weights gasping for breath. A few
involuntary baths dampened their ardor but left them between
the devil and the deep sea, so to speak. It was a skin if they
decreased the cadence and a swim if they increased it. So
they had to go back to the old game of fanning the brass and
chasing the dust.
November 29th we drifted down to little old N. Y.,
and after the Middies had been attended to we went out and
took a slant at the white lights. It was on this trip that
Spence Merrell showed how well he could resist temptation, for
when a waiter in Shanley's asked if he would start his dinner
with an oyster cocktail Spence sturdily answered, "No, sir:
a West Point Cadet never drinks in public. Bring me some
St. Louis Ginger Ale." The few hours of liberty set us
to piping Christmas leave with much life, but when we
came to count up the writs that separated us from Santa Claus
we felt rather sick.
The ordeals were finally gone through Crather unsuccess-
fully by a few of us, sad to stateb, and most of us got our
first chance to wear cit clothes since June, l9l2. Nevertheless
rumors from various podunks have it that there were those
who failed to take advantage of this privilege. Moses was
gracefully posing in the lobby of the New Willard the day
after Christmas when a stylishly dressed woman approached
him and asked him if he could tell her where the elevator was.
Moses said that he could, but he didn't think he ought to
talk to a lady to whom he had never been introduced. "Oh!"
she exclaimed: "you're not a bell boy, are you? You're from
V. M. l., aren't you?"
Of course a few files good-naturedly stayed here during
Christmas leave just to furnish the tacs with their daily
ration of quill. They fiocked around us when we returned
and eagerly drank in the tales of our wonderful adventures.
One of the most thrilling was that experienced by Neptune
Robb, the champion diver of F Co. There has been con-
siderable interest evinced in this incident, and especially
since Hundredth Night many cadets and their friends have
wanted to know the true facts of the story. It seems only
proper therefore to clear this matter up here. You see it was
this way: Robb spent his leave at the Hotel Muschenheim-
in N'York, you know. One night he and Ludson Dixon
Worsham were invited to a little party aboard the U. S. S.
North Dakota, a regular Navy battleship. Robb couldn't
see any way in which this function could cost him money so
he decided to take a chance. When the party broke up in the
wee sma' hours it developed that Robb didn't know the way
back to the hotel, while Ludson Dixon Worsham insisted
that they only had to take that pink taxicab with the green
headlights and Hjus' row ri' 'cross ze river." So at the
invitation of Admiral Dumguard they remained on board
over night. During the night- - ik
After Christmas we buckled down again in the futile
endeavor to pry off enough tenths to carry us through to Fur-
lough. The dreary monotony of a West Point winter soon
had us at the point where we had to write home to find
out what day of the week it was. ln January the author
of our long list of A. B.'s and B. A.'s, to which we point with
pride, departed from our midst.
The indoor meet officially ended the winter, and though
4'The Editor of the Furlough Book regrets to state that the rest
of this interesting tale was omitted by order of the Tactical Board of
the snow still stuck around, spring drills commenced as per
schedule. The open season for piping Furlough was now in
full blast. Soon we started to keep the post infants awake with
our Furlough songs and Yells and could count the "peerades"
till june. Inasmuch as this priceless volume is called the
"Furlough Book" it seems as if a word or two on Furlough
would hardly come amiss.
From time immemorial a synonym for the height of
anticipation has been a Yearling piping Furlough. It may
seem foolish for a bunch of young men supposed to be seriously
engaged in learning the most scientific methods of consigning
their fellow-mortals to the next world to spend most of their
spare time in looking forward to and anticipating the pleasures
of a short Qmuch too shortj vacation at the end of their second
year in custody. The first thing a plebe learns is the approved
West Point method of counting the days separating the present
from the future. This consists mainly in dropping a day
every now and then just to kid yourself along. The most
absorbing topic of conversation in the mess hall or else-
where is the remarkable lack of speed shown by the chariot
But why shouldn't a Yearling pipe Furlough? lt's the
best possible way to kill time in chapel, in the drawing
academy, at a French lecture, or on guard. And there are
other reasons. For two years a Yearling's middle name has
been Work. Of course the Second Classmen are constantly
reminding us that we have yet to learn what work is, but we're
on to them. Their ailment arises from the fact that there is
only one Furlough. But to continue: for two years, with the
possible exception of a few days at Christmas, we have been
hauled out of bed at an ungodly hour by the unearthly
strains of the celebrated government orchestra, consisting of
the I0 loudest drums in the world and I4 diabolical shriek
producers that are guaranteed to wake the sleepers on a rail-
road track. Now in all fairness can anyone blame a Yearling
for piping the time when he'll airily float down to breakfast just
in time to get the afternoon papers? The other things that a
Yearling looks forward to on Furlough are the things that any
healthy individual enjoys: plenty of outdoor fun, plenty of
pretty femmes to .dance and spoon with, absolute freedom
from such things as first calls, police calls, assemblies, pomade,
full dress hats, tight clothes, tenths, demerits, punishment
tours, inspections, books, right lines, idioms 4- to n terms. By
special request of O'l'lare and S. Merrell good things too
eat and lots of 'em are added to this list as being a sine qua
non Cmeaning: plenty of beer for the speakers at a temperance
So now that the bat. is going into white, now that our
clothes are looking shabby from too much boning checkbook,
now that the drills, writs, and other soirees are almost over,
we are commencing to forget that we are kaydets with a mili-
tary future. All we see is that in a short time we are to enter
upon a wonderful period of two months and a half in which we
shall be just happy-go-lucky cits on the lookout for all the
miscellaneous and assorted fun which may be wandering at up energy of two years of repression, all the anticipation of a
large. At which thought all the enthusiasm which we have glorious, carefree summer, burst forth in one long loud
been boning up at the monument every evening, all the pent- YEA-AeA-A-A, FURl..OUGl-I!!!
Femmes await us, all endearing,
Underneath a silver moon
Rally, Yearlings, for it's nearing
Lovely longed-for month of June!
only think, files, how the years
Used to seem eternal long:
Gather when the moon appears,
Haste the time away with song.
Mir: ulffftllfffllf Wnnivnf' from Ihr' lIIl7II1Vl'ffHI N1'ght.J
There's a time in every year that the Yearling hold most dear,
And this time is coming in the merry month of June.
Taps won't go till the break of day.
Hell-cats never are known to play,
There surely is no reveille upon The Great White Way.
Furlough, OH, you Furlough! dreams of a furloman,
Of the sparkling wine of the flowing stein,
Femmes we long to spoon.
We'll stroll down old Broadway.
Paint N. Y. town red, you know
We're piping the day, when we'll beat it away,
Aye, Aye. Furlough!
ffilfr: "TMI Rllgfl-HH' Snlrlivr Jl'l!1ll.nl
The month of June is coming soon.
We'll soon be goin' away.
To all the quills and cloughboy drills
A grand farewell we'll surely say.
Can't you hear those Yearling boys?
What an awful, awful noise
Oh they're singing a Furlough song at Battle
Hellcats won't play at break of clay
Or as they do at half-past nine:
But 'neath the moon each night we'll spoon
And just have a lovin time A
Oh carry me far away from West Point
We've piped it so, we've got to go
On a great, big, grand Furlough.
When that Furlough Moon am shinin' through the tree tops far above
It is then my heart am pining, for the only girl l love.
When the birds have ceased their evening song
Then Honey, dear, for you I long:
Each night in June, with you l'll spoon
Beneath that Furlough Moon. Q
CA ir: "I"loating Down lhe Rizfcr."D
There's a time a-coming when we'll all be humming,
When there won't be any more soirees,
There's a big bright summer-that's entrancing,
Full of banquets, girls, and-raggy dancing.
Happy time's beginning, no more boning, skinning.
No more rising to that hellcat strain.
We're going, we're going:
For the time of waiting now is terminating
And we're leaving on that Furlough Train.
CA'ir: "7'!n'n-'s a Girl in ilu' Heart of Maryluml."j
Let us dream of the joys of Furlough time
lt's a dream that will soon come true
Let us pipe the happy day
When we'll be far away
Down at the old rendezvous.
We'll pledge in wine our Furlough Time
On that glorious night in June:
So we'll dream and we'll sing the days away
By the light of the Furlough lVloon.
CAir.' "Goodbye, Summe1'."j
Goodbye winter, so long spring, hello Furlough Day.
That's just the time we're piping, it will bring
Freedom from that kaydet grey. '
Home and Furlough, a pretty girl, oh!
That same old spoony moon.
Goodbye April. so long May, Welcome Furlough June.
Goodbye, goodbye Army, '
Big times coming soon I
We're tired of this drilling, this boning and this quilling,
E.verybody's waiting for the twelfth of June
Goodbye, goodbye Army.
l long to hear that Furlough refrain, .
For my heart's palpitatin' and that train am awaitin'-
With her Choo Choo there she goes now
Just listen to that Furlough train.
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When that West Shore Choo Choo leaves for our Furlough,
We're going to go, we've piped it so.
And believe me when we hit that Furlough Mess
There will be some more wine and things all fine,
Well l guess, Well I guess, Well I guess,
I know the boys up here they all will grieve,
When they see us leave, but you believe me Kid, now,
When they ring that Choo Choo bell
Bid your Army friends farewell,
All aboard! all aboard! all aboard for our Furlough!
When the silvery Furlo Moon am brightly shining
Through the tree tops above my baby,
Every Yearling fellow am a-pining
For his own Furlough love.
Wait 'till the drills are over,
That time can't come too soon
Most every file you see is just a-piping
That Furlough in June.
CAir.' "When Us Apple Blossom Time in Normand
When it's happy Furlough Time in June, Marie,
We're going to be-at liberty!
When they sound retreat on June the twelfth
We won't be here!
There's a quiet little bar in Gotham town
We'll all be gathered there
And we'll drink a toast to the Furlough Moon
And the Furlough maid so fair.
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Inst: Cmeaning ricel "Mr, Cunningham, what vegetable
is a staple in the Orient? It is sometimes used for pudding
in this country."
Cunningham: "Onions, sir."
Hygiene Instructor: "Mr, Smith, in a well-regulated mess
what is clone with meat scraps, bacon rincls and so forth?"
Smith, L. L.-"They make puddings of them, sir."
in heavy marching order?"
The Lily Maid: "Five miles an hour, sir" Croars of
Du Hamel: "Oh no, sir, five miles a day, sir."
Simp: Having called the roll, reports, "Sir, Cadet Aber-
nathy is absent."
Johnnie Wills, reporting, "Sir, all are present except the
BEFORE THE HAZING BOARD
"Mr, Wilson, do you remember of any case where a
Fourth Classman had to do a thing like this?"
Wilson: "Yes, sir."
Investigator: "Who was the fourth classman, and where
did it happen?"
Wilson: "It happened last year, sir. I was the fourth
Grant: "Microbe organizations, sir."
lnst: Qsarcasticallyj "Charitable, I suppose."
Inst: "Name another cause of disease, Mr. Merrell.
Falstaff: "Animal bacteria, sir. QBacteria is vegetable.D
lnst: "Avez vous une montre d'or?"
Merrell: Cconficlentlyj "J'ai deux freres, monsieur "
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Buck: "How are you progressing in French, Corp.
Maulsby: "Oh, fine in the grammar and translation, but
I haven't perfected my gestures as yet."
lnst: "Quel est la fruit du vine?"
Gallagher: "La pomme est la fruit du vine."
lnst: "What would you do if you didn't know a dog was
mad, Mr. Smith?"
Smith, E.. C.: "Shoot him, sir."
lnst: "l..'arbre, est-il derriere la maison?"
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ln Hygiene. lnst: "lVlr. Hoge, how much alcohol can a
man drink a day without injuring his system?"
Hoge: "About 40 Cfortyj centimetres, sir."
lnst: Csmilingj "Forty centimetres is just about a yard
long, lVlr. Hoge."
We have it straight that when "Mustang Pete" Daly went
up a file in math, his father rushed to the academy to find out
who was deacl.
Math. Prof.4"Now if you have four points on an ellipse
how do you know it's going to be an ellipse?" '
Kaydet Qstalling for timel, "How would l know it would
be an ellipse if l had a hundred points on it, sir?"
Math. Prof. fexcitedj "That'll do, that'll do, take your
seat, take your seat!"
Baldwin, discussing Furlough. "Say fellows, it's great
to go by a barroom and smell it, isn't it?"
Merrell-"May l ask a question, sir?"
lnst.-"What is it?"
Merrell: "Do x and y stand for the same thing this year
, AT DOUGI-IBOY DRILL
lnst: "Your knees are not together there, Mr. Miller: the
knees should be together when standing at attention."
Miller: "I know it, sir, l'm bowleggedf'
lnst: "Report Mr. Miller for knees not together, while
standing at attention."
REQUISITION OF NEW CADET ABERNETHY
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-And he's still here!
lnst: "Any questions on toclay's lesson?"
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Smith, E. C.A"Hello, Baldy, how does this weather suit
Wilder, with enthusiasm.-"Fine, and you?"
Qmith, B. C.--"Creat! old Cys got such a cold he can't
Wilder-"So has Campbell. Shake!"
'De Witt drags femme to hop for someone who is sick.
Kaydet Cduring fifth dance with herj: "I hear
is sick. Who's dragging you?"
Femme: "O some little boy."
Kaydet: "A little boy? A kayclet?"
Kaydet: "O l guess not a little boy, there are no little
boys in the Corps "
' Cpositivelyb "Yes it is a little boy, about fourteen
years old, arid he has blue eyes, and his hair sticks up straight
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and this card calls for a left handed one."
Walker: "Why-ah-ah ............ U
Math. P.: "lsn't that a right handed one?"
Walker: "No, sir, that's a right handed helix wound
Merrell: "I am required to transplant this equation."
Math. P.: "What!"
Math. P.: "Well, Mr. Merrell, that would be rather hard
afraid. Did you do it?"
Merrell: "N-no, sir, l-ah-couldn't find its roots, sir."
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Here's to death tomorrow
Here's a laugh on the way
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A FRENCH RECITATION IN THE. GOATS
Section marcher-"Mon Lootenon, too sont praysongf'
Instructor-"Eh bien. When did you shine those shoes
S. M.-"Don't remember, sir."
Inst.-"Well, see here, I want you men to understand
you got to be spoony in this section. Hereafter, any man
who cloesn't have his shoes shined gets a I.5. Eh bien,
y aet-il questions!"
Merrell-"Wee, m'sewer. Are they going to turn any-
body out this year, m'sewer?"
Inst.-"They're going to turn this whole section out
if it doesn't buck up a whole lot. Mr. March."
Inst.-"You're going to march out of here on permanent
leave about january tenth. I-lereafter all conversation in
this section will be in French. Y a-t-eil des autres questions?"
Abernethy-"Owi, munsoo. Kellay luh verb poor
Inst.-"lVlr. Abernethy, you ought to be skinned for
asking a question like that. Oil est votre livre de lecture?"
Abe-"Eelay dong luh barber-shop, munsoo."
Inst.-"Eh bien, vous etes skinned. Allez aux tableaux.
Ecrivez en Francais les phrases suivantes: 'lVly brother's wife is
beautiful and so am I.' "
Chorus-I-law! Haw! I-law!
Inst.-"Steady, as you were. 'My brother has a wife
with brains and beauty, but I haven't any'."
Chorus-"Verlay raypertay, lVl'soo."
Inst.--H 'My brother has a wife with brains and beauty,
but I haven't any'."
Groselle-"juh nay comprens par."
Inst.-" 'MY BROTHER HAS A WIFE WITH BRAINS
AND BEAUTY, BUT I HAVENT ANY."'
Parker-"Pwee--juh fare een question, Myser? Do you
mean you haven't any wife or haven't any brains, sir?H
Chorus-Haw! Haw! I-Iaw!
Inst.-"That'll do, that'll do. Write this sentence:
'She has a dog named ,Iocko."'
james-"Pwee juh fare een question, lVluhsoor?"
,lyamesgul clon't know the French worcl for Jocko, Muh-
Instr-"Never mind writing that sentence. Effacez.
Ecrivez le present de l'indicatif du verb etref'
Chorus-"Verlay raypertay, M'soo."
Inst.-"Present indicative of the verb etre,-you men
want to keep your ears open."
Simp.-"Did you say present subjunctive, sir?"
lnst.-"Oh Lord! I said present indicative of etre-to be.
The first form is 'je suis.' Perhaps that'll give you boneheacls
a hint. Mr. Nygaard, read what you have."
Nygaardvujuh swees, too swees, eel sweet-l couldn't
think of the plural, sir."
Inst.-"Mr. Nygaard, that's about the grossest exhibition
I ever saw. How in time a wooden man like you ever got a
corp is beyond me. Monsieur McDonald, lisez ce que vous
Mac.-Hjuh nuh comprong pah, Mehseerf'
lnst.-"Eh bien. M. Merrell, quel verbe avez vous
Merrell--Ujuh ne say pass, M'sewer."
lnst.-"Eh bien. Lisez, s'il vous plait, Monsieur
Herman-"Repertay, silver plate, Mongsurf'
Inst.-"Regardez le tableau de Monsieur Abernethy.
C'est correct n'est-ce pas?"
lnst.-"Mr. Abernethy, what did l say then?"
Abe-"I don't know, sir."
lnst.-"Correct your boards from' Mr. Abernethy's, but
for heaven's sake don't copy anything else from him."
Nygaard-"How many mistakes shall l count mine, sir?"
Inst.-"You needn't count yours. I clon't believe you
could count that far without gumming it. Asseyez-vous.
Well, where are you going, Mr Herman?"
Herman--"I thought you said section dismissed, sir."
Inst.-"No, l haven't got all your tenths away yet.
Monsieur Moon is coming in now to help me out. Sit down."
Furlough Moon-"Monsieur March, avez-vous un pere?"
March-"Wee m'ser, jay trwah pears."
I Furlough Moon--"l-lein! Vous en avez trois? Oil sont-
March-Hjuh lay zay monjay, m'ser."
Chorus-Haw! Haw! Haw!
F. M.-"Zat ess nod fonny, messieursf'
lnst.-"Sit up and come off that smiling, Mr. Merrell.
You're just as gross as he is. What branch do you ever
expect to make, Mr. Merrell?"
Merrell-"The Coast, sir."
Chorus-Haw! Haw! Haw!
Furlough Moon-"Monsieur james, qui est votre oncle?"
l'loney-"Mon onk eh la serr de ma mair."
' F. M.--"Suivant."
lnst.-"Yes, Mr. McDonald, that means you."
Mac.-"Mon onk ay dons mon onkreayf'
Chorus!-Haw! Haw! Haw!
Inst.-"War with Mexico is the only thing that'll ever
save you men. Cela suffit-Vous Gtes libres."
Abernethy-"Vewlay reepertay, munsoof'
lnst.--"Well, if there's one thing a. goat ought know, that
is the expression for 'Dismissed' C-et out. Beat it. l need
Echoes from the hall-"That?d-Old Furlough
Moon. Wow! Maybe l didn't gum it! Hal Ha! Ha!
Eh bien, Eh bien, Eh bien. No Christmas leave for me.
Eaywwhat was he talking about anyway? Eh bien, Eh
lnst.-Section Marcher! SECTION MARCHERV'
lnst.-"Report every man in your section for talking in
the hall. Also report yourself for allowing talking in your
S. M.-"Yes, sir."
Inst.--"And, wait a minute, have every man bring in
the verb for tomorrow written out. Any man who doesn't
bring it gets a cold zero and a slimy skin. Do you get that?"
S. M.-"Yes, sir."
The cannon breaks the morning quiet with its roar
Then forth the sleepy Kaydets grumbling come
To greet with sullen looks once more
Another Reveille before the rising sun
The roll-call finished back into their rooms
To chase the festive dust speck here and there,
For 'spite of cloth and moistened broom
The deep, deep dust is everywhere.
Then shrills the bugle's loucl and clarion note
While yet unfinished is the morning skag
And stumbling forth from every room the goats,
Appear with slow desponclent steps that lag
With straining eye and furrowed brow they scan
Each written page with squares and roots replete
To spec it each one cloes the best he can.
But specking fails if memory's incomplete.
With afternoon, loud calls the rumbling drum.
It is the call to cloughboy Drill,
So out the kaydets hurrying come
To 'scape a late and thus avoid the quill.
And for an hour or more in measured pace
They wheel and rush about the grassy plain
While ever and anon they halt in place
Then off they go at double time again.
Does evening bring the long sought time of rest?
What, with fifty text books piled up in a row!
To bone them all each kayclet does his best
There is no rest for Mr. K. Ducrot
And yet some think a kayclet's life is one of ease la
Such have not seen the birds upon the track,
Our fate lies at the mercy of the P's
Our pleasures are clespoiled us by the tac.
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o'clock : two men on my post."
When supper's o'er and home again I find myself at last
l sink into my straight back chair to pipe the days gone past
I pull my "Bull" from out its place, a paper from my book
And roll a skag to clear my brain and bring that happy look
But soon the pages of Descrip I scan with listless eyes
And smoke no more for fear the Tac will take me by surprise
Thus for an hour or more l sit and wait that fearful knock
The minutes drag and tick away to cadence of my clock
At last my patience wearing out, discretion l ignore
I pull my "Bull" bag out again and roll a pill once more
I light her up and puff away, my thoughts begin to lag,
When Bang! it is the Tac, of course, who hives me with my skag
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Scene: The hotel porch with the usual crowd'-mammas,
femmes, and the customary kaydets.
Dramatis Personae: A small boy who rushes breathlessly
to his mother and exclaims, "O mammal mamma! it jes' must
be awful hard for a girl to walk up Flirtation Walk cause I
just been there an' I saw a girl an' a cadet walkin' up an' he
had his arm round her an' was a-helpin' all he could, but they
couldn't go fast at all."
Pray, someone, tell me what's the use
Of squaring the hypotenuse,
When you can solve a thing with ease,
Provided it's isosceles,
By drawing two lines crossing, thus?
Ancl what's the good of all this fuss
About projecting on a plane?
It really gives me quite a pain
For when a curve's out in the air,
For Pete's sake why not leave it there
Instead of drawing it in red,
And after scratching at your head
Declare the ducrot you've employed
To be a warped hyperboloid?
lt makes a poor goat's head just spin
To see the pickle he is in
When he is to discuss an egg-
Shaped figure standing on one leg.
But we get math right in the neck
So what we cannot hive we'll spec
And trust to luck to make us go
Proficiently towards our Furlough. CAdaptedj
EXTRACT FROM A IOOTH NIGHT SPEECH
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Inst.: "lVIr. Wilson, how is the bubonic plague spread?"
Wilson Cwho has been asleep since they had been talking
about glandersjz "Why one horse comes in contact with
another horse, sir."
Come F111 your glasses, Yearlings,
We'll toast before we go,
The sweetest femme for years and
The maid of our Furlough.
So here's to you our Furlough maid
With eyes of summer blue,
Or else of brown, or black, or grey,
Who cares, if they are true.
soft and white.
the love to do and dare,
moon that night.
And here's to
Your arms so
Here's to the
As time goes on, Oh! Yearlings,
We'll toast 'em as we go,
As we roast beneath or chant on high
The maids of our Furlough.
So here's to you, sweet Furlough maid.
Here's to the days we spend.
Here's to love, to arms that squeeze,
To kisses that never end.
And here's to a spot.
just yours and mine,
Where stars twinkle down in delight,
Here's to the meeting of hearts that pine
l"lere's to the moon that night.
ON THE BALCONY
Cureton: "Now may I call you by your first name?"
Femme: "Uh, huh, but what shall I call you?"
Cureton: "Well the folks at home call me William, but
you just call me Cutie and all the files will know who you
A NOVEL METHOD
Plebe Prickett as sub-div, inspects his rooms in a military
manner and makes his report to the O. C. when the latter
inspects for lights.
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he has been having a sore finger treated. Wise Owl Swanton:
"Say, Smith, you clon't have to march to dinner unless you
Smith reports this fact to Gerstner. B---r'-r-r-'rf-r-r-r'-r!
Smith marches to dinner.
lnst.: "What kind of a circle is that?"
Walsh: "A circle, every point of which is equidistant from
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ADVICE TO YOUNG TACS
I. Above all things be regular-inspect at the same
time every,morning. Inspect at 7:45 p. m. about once a week,
just to satisfy the Com.
2. Never inspect between first and second taps. You
might break up a game in the company clerk's house.
3. Don't inspect basement lockers or between mattresses
on laundry day.
4. Don't pull off any amateur detective stunts like
holding a mirror in the fireplace to see what's up the chimney.
5. Assume all spots on the floor to be water not yet dry.
6. Don't be a sales agent for the Cadet Store-at least
not till after Furlough.
7. Don't spec the arrangement of room card, and then
recite it every Sunday morning. No Kaydet would give you
over 1.5 for a cold max.
8. Cultivate a poor memory for names and faces.
9. Don't carry a little pad around to write your skins
on. Try to remember them, and you're bound to forget a few.
IO. By following out the above rules you will bone a
bootlick with the Kayclets-and an inefficiency skin which
will shortly cause you to be relieved of your I... P. job.
Femme Csurrounded by three kaydetslz "Why was that
place called Execution Hollow?"
lst Kaydet: "Why, that's where 'squads right' was first
2nd Kaydet: "No, no, that's not it. When they executed
anybody there they used to holler."
3rd Kaydet: "You gummed it, too. In l892 two guys
were caught shooting craps down there."'
Tac fcoldly eyeing Kuhnl: "Are you Mr. Parker?"
OH, YOU MONSY! THE HISTORY OF THE GIG
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you? l want to show it to the femmes."
Eh Bien: Write this sentence, "There is my wife."
On Herman's board: "Viola est ma femme."
Eh Bien: "Well, lVlr. Herman, do you think you are
making out a hop-card?"
THE TALE OF A YEARLI
This is the tale of a yearling,'
Told as the twilight fails,
And the pipers of Furlough are gathered, .
Drinking "brew" by the pails.
A yearling cleaned up his rifle,
A yearling cleaned up his hat
But for his care of the triHes
He was gigged at inspection at that.
A yearling boned him a checkbook,
Hoarded up eighty-nine cents,
They sold him fifty-five text books,
At a hundred dollars expense.
A yearling piped leave at Christmas
Boned it at drill and at play
But he got near a million demerits
And walked in the regular way.
So now the earlin 's uit bonin
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He don t give a "Ta" what takes place
A month and a butt until furlough
So he wears a grin on his face.
4' Removed by order
THE LAUNDRY LIST
Laundry night in "F" Company Barracks.
Bruno: "Can,t bone any more. Guess I'll make out my
CSneaks down to top's housej Gimme a slip, will yer?D
Top: "Aw come in and get it yourselff'
QB. after listening for tac, entersj .
Enter tac. "Visiting during call to quarters"-4 de-
merits. Tac enters B's room. "Room in disorder"-2 more.
B. Con way to breakfast next morningj: "Gee! I forgot
B. returns from breakfast, dashes to room, finds wife
has taken his laundry down, without any slip in it. B.
dashes madly after wagon with slip. O. Ci. meets him re-
"Slow obeying call to quartersnf-2 D's.
"Creating disturbance by running after laundry wagon"
Next morning at 7:30-Tac: "lVlr. B., your laundry slip
was so blotted that it couldn't be read. l had to report you."
A. M. inspection-Tac: "lVlr. B., what is that sock doing
behind your radiator?" and again 2 pills.
Later: "Lt. Percy desires to see cadet B., concerning
Tac: "lVlr. B., l had to report you for sending one sock
and claiming two in last week's laundry"-only 2.
"Between December 23 and 31 4' if at 'F cadets of the
lg 96 third class whose demerits for the six months ending
November 30 do not exceed 60 bf W at may apply for
leave of absence if 3'1"
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To EDITOR FURLOUGH BooK,
I am come to write with most grievous air possible concern
one illustrious West Point.
Last month ago My Cousin Nogi say to me by letter
communication with attitude of much kindness, "You are
designated by most illustrated War Boss to deport to Dis-
tinguish West Point for four year sentence to understand
why such rudeness is obtain in war."
I am all excite, so with much inward praise for I-Ion.
Self at making next to so studious job, I take leave with pre-
tend grief of I-Ion. Mrs. Onion and four small Onions to which
I am attach by ten dollar job for japanese school boy.
- I deport with great concern at War School and am
taking most affectionate picture with technical attitude
when Hon. Cadeter approach and pushing lower jaw out
like late Mr. Jeffreys, now living retired in nice saloon, say
gruff "Who are you!"
I am somewhat astound and drop four dollar camera,
which I had append at Hon. Mrs. Onion's, but answer with
kind intend that I am Honorable J. Hashimura Togo with
one camera and decision to arrive at General Grant position
as soon as convenient.
He is apparent much insult, so continues to address such
unpleasant epitaphs as Ducrot and Dumguard to my in-
offending exterior. I am not prepare to receive such, so make
push at I-Ion. Cadet face, which is open to speak more noise, but
receive stiff kick in left hip pocket Cwhich I am prepare to
exhibitb, at which I describe large leaps in direction of de-
parting river boat, Mary Powell, but I-Ion. Cadeter is greatly
enrage and with hard appearance of face pursues until I escape
into cement court yard.
At this point I remark with tears in letter that more
distinguish hard face Cadeters take part in escape, with
such results as I am not sure. I locate small door and
pursue in by great violence and disturb one slight admiral
with knock down as I kick en route.
I am in admirable tight hole, so think with student
speed until I manufacture small thought, by which means I
separate leg from reluctant wood table and push arriving
Cadet in eyebrow, as he makes vicious entrance. I cheer-
fully make smash No. 2, which meets arriving head of illus-
trious mad admiral, with deep sound. I are ignorance of
receivings of West Point but desolve to holla to Owner
Wilson of this important real estate at next sitting.
I signify to other Hon. Cadeter which are looking bashful
thro door as I are friendly intend and so receive playful
remark of nature of "I'leII's Bells!" I renew decently, by more
friendly glowers but receive more asphalt remarks until more
hard face Cadeters join Thinking Society outside door which
all drop into me at once. I reply by table leg but have mis-
fortune to get asleep by kick on nose end.
BF FF PIC PK Pk FIC Pk PI! PY wk
I are now out of hospital and enquire morningly for My
Cousin Nogi. I have idea to blot his open countenance.
Hoping you are the same.
J. I-IASI-IIMURA TOGO.
"ALL RIGHT" FROM A FOURTH CLASSMAN
fTacticaI mandate: Each fourth classman shall bathe
at .least once a week and report that he has done so to his
All right from me as a fourth classman shall signify that I
have bathed in the prescribed manner every portion of my
anatomy, that I have used only authorized and uniform
materials during this operation and have thoroughly wetted
myself from the soles of my feet even unto the crown of my
head, that I have neglected no part of my duty but given
myself a complete cleansing, paying particular attention
to the back of my neck and my ears: that I have been
careful not to destroy or waste government property but
have lowered the level of Lusk Reservoir by a just and lawful
amount only, that I have in all respects performed my duty
in a military manner and have taken no undue advantage
of the privilege.
"All right, sir.
Drill Regs Instructor: "Now, Mr. Smith, that you have
explained the 'Charge' and your Company has closed with the
enemy, defeated them, and forced them to retreat, what would
Smith, L. L.: "Reform the Company, and give them
a short, snappy drill at attention, Sir."
"Babe," once upon a time, boned Drill Regs. I-Ie was
a corp at previous times, too. The lesson before, two men
got gigged for "lesson not properly prepared." None of that
for the "Babe," I-Ie shined his feet, parted his hair, wore
immaculate trou, a brand-new blouse, shaved, and last of all
wore a new duck-bill. Did he max it? Ask "Babe" why he
got hooked for:
"Lesson in Drill Regs. NOT AT ALL PREPARED."
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Merrell Cleaving cafe and noticing uniform
TI-IE SONG OF TI-IE GOATS
Fighting for them, fighting for them
Half a dozen missing tenths
Fighting, losing, losing, fighting,
For those units long gone hence
Now a max and two cold fesses
Thus the precious tenths do go
At the week end way deficient
'Tis the Coat's brief song of w
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Inst.: "Well, what are those lines the projections of?"
Blanks: "The edges of a cube, sir."
Inst. Ctestilyj: "What edges? Say something about them.
What edges do you mean?"
Blanks: "They are the projections of the four dimensions
of a cube, sir."
Inst.: "Four dimensions! Absurd mathematical impos-
sibility! Ridiculous! Take your seat! take your seat!"
Inst.: "Mn Wilson, how is malaria spread?"
Willie: "By insects, sir."
Inst.: "What insects?" -
Willie: "Er-er-snakes. sir."
Crane: "Here I have the equation of a line in the pano-
Instr.: "Yes, I suppose it's related to the diabolical
paraboloid with an epileptic base."
Yearling: "I-low'd you break your tooth, mister?"
Plebe: "Cot hit in the mouth with a baseball, sir."
Yearling: "Do you play baseball, too?"
THE A B C OF I9I6
A is for Abe-better known as the Simp
B is for Brundred, a B. young Imp.
C is for Coffin, at football a wonder
D is for Daly: 'e's I-Iinglish, bah thunder!
E is for Evans, the spry powder lad
F is for Freeland, our veteran Dad.
G for Garcia from over the sea
l'I is for I-Iudnutt: a gumstick is he.
I is' for Irvine: he's hivy they say
,I is for james: slept his chevrons away
K is for Krayenbuhl: he, too, had a fall
I.. is for Lee: when he hits-Goodbye ball.
M is for Martin, John Ed, or Tom L.
N is for Neyland: he pitches quite well.
O for O'l-lare, big, good-natured, and red.
P is for Parker, too long for his bed.
Q is for Quills, of which we have none
R for Richc, 'most as tall as his gun
S for Smith, C. C.: he talks all the time
T is for Tully, Smith's partner in crime.
U is for Useless formations like drills
V is for Virtue in Spence lVIerrell's pills
W for Wills, the babe engineer
X the unknown, to our Johnnie so clear
Y is for Yearling-their furlough comes soon
Z is for Zero-the days until June.
Capt. of infantry on practice march: "Mr. Smith were
you the last man to use that boat?" Csaid boat being afloat
about 50 yards from the shorel. '
Smith: "Yes, sir."
Capt. Cwith air of finalityjz "Very well then, double time
Plebez "No, sir: that was the trouble, sir " out and get it."
Friday's eve has just begun
A soiree worse than dreary
The wife's on guard, my chair is hard
My eyes are dim and bleary
The sentinel outside my door
ln measured steps is stalking
And through my wall, from down the hall
l hear the yearlings talking
l've got to bone this dear descrip
To make at least an even "pro"
Now that's not hard for engineers
But then, l am a goat, you know.
And after that l'll grab my gun
And use up oil and rags galore
Yes, lots of muscle, cuss words, too
To cleanse its foul and rusty bore
l'll shine each brass, my bayonet
I'll smear with brick-red pomade thick
And use more rags and lots of muck
just so the dear old tac won't kick
Tattoo has gone, my task undone
l roll and light a skag
For smoke l will though tacs galore
And O. C-.'s round me nag
My bed made down, l switch the lights
The room is sunk in gloom
And wearily to bed l go
To wait the cannon's boom
When once again to toil and work
To bone encore, l rise
To sweep my room and chase the dust
That tacs so highly prize
And when the morn has passed to where
Beyond these voices there is peace
I'll bet you five the tac will End
Upon my gun a spot of grease
So, vain my toil, all vain my work
Defeat the gig list no one can
And now I'll stroll the area
A sadder, but a wiser, man.
The skin list is a noble thing
It comes out every day
Each Kaydet specs it eagerly W-
He learns his fate that way.
There's Walbach skinned for skag smoke
"The odor of, in room"
And Daly draws for splinters
Not neatly trimmed on broom.
While Fragments draws for dusty springs
Beneath his downy couch
And Smith sees, even in his dreams,
Five for that awful slouch.
There's Wilder skinned for shining dome
And rent in his grey shirt '
While lVlartin's kept from going home
For on his Hoor was dirt.
Judge Styer drew for rioting
When Bliss was in command
And jones gets his' for trying to sing
With skag butt in his hand.
So thus we are from day to day
Kept humping merrily
To follow what the tacs will say
Andlwatch them warily.
Perhaps, therefore, on judgment Day
Departing from this land
We don a halo, grab a harp
And join the angel band.
We'll all be ill in that far land
For want of red pomade
Or fear we'll draw for "harp in hand"
Or "halo disarrayedf'
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VOLUME. TITLE AUTHOR
I. Ethereal Transcendentalism applied to Life at
Dear Old West Point . ................... Baldwin
2. Corporal Punishment ................ A .... Cecil Birds
3. The Hour of Trial ............... Beverley and Shugg
4. Courtesy in the Section Room ................. Shipp
5. The Wooden Regions of Wisconsin ......,.... Nygaard
6. The Dance as It Should Be ...... Wilson and Williams
7. Essence of the Bum Grind ................... Dorer
8. The Lost Tenth ............... . . . ...... Irvine
9. Efficiency and Its Maintenance.. .... Chambers
I0. The Service of the Powder .... ...... E vans
I I. How to Do Everything? ........... ....,.,. B ritton
I2. Noises and l'Iow to Make Them ............ Newgarden
I3. Guide to Lowell, Mass. ...................... Russell
I4. The Gentle Art of Sword Swallowing .......... Ramsey
I5. The Long and Short of It ......... Maulsby and Rich6
I6. The Original Cuumstick .................... l-luclnutt
I7. Thoughts I Would I-lave If I Could Think". .Abernathy
IS. l-low to Kid 'Em Along ...................... Guyer
I9. The I-Iousehold Physician .................... Merrell
20. - Why I Took the Veil ..... .
2I. Diving and Its Rewards .... ...... R obb
22. The Society Bear ........
23. Outwitting Satan .......... . . . .McCullough
24. Hot Air as a Motive Power. . . ............. Mumma
25. Pedestrianism ............. ...... IVI arch and Walker
26 ..... Street, Car and Shipp
. . . .Du Hamel
. . . . . .Maguire
. Transportation ....
27. Maurice Miller-an appreciation? .............. Miller
28. How I Licked Ratzkoff .................. Martin, T. I...
29. Area Repartee ........................... Flanigen
30. The High Cost of Sleeping ...... Cockrell and James
3I. If at First You Don't Succeed ............ Freeland
32. Successful Small Talk ........................ Wills
33. My Riotous Past .............. ....... T arpley
34. I-low I C-ot a 'Demerit Once ....... ..... P ickering
35. Confessions of a Dope Fiend .... .......... G rant
36. The Demon Rum ............. ............. D aly
37. The Value of Silence ........... ..... S mith, C. C..
38. Preserving Discipline ............. ........... B liss
39. l'low to Bone Christmas Leave ........ I .... Bonham
40. Why the Femmes Fall for Me .............. Cureton
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Tac.: "I-low may infantry meet a cavalry charge?"
u Eleyz "Well, in the melee 'they sometimes meet it
lying down, sir."
I was a yearling at June time
Fresh and B. in my way
Thought I knew all about drilling
Yearling Drills would be play.
First they sent me to Doughboy
Double time neath the sun
Extended Order they called it
And I thought my last hour had come.
Next it was Coast Artillery
With Dummy Projectile, Ram
Skinned for "improper expression'
CI let slip a naughty "Damn"D
Then it was up to the "Three inch"
A-hunting the Angle of Site,
Or it might be a Signal Corps Detail
Not getting back home until night.
After which came Riding
With many a bump and fall
Astride of some razor backed Devil
Who kicked you all over the I-Iall.
Then it was clean up for dinner
With rest for an hour or more
When it was run out to Peerade
Still feeling a good bit sore.
Parade being finished and over
To the boom of the evening gun
Why then the day it was ended
And Drills for the time were done.
THOSE LACONIC KAYDETS .
Has he? Yep. Mail? Nope. lVIakin's? Sure. Writ?
Yep Max? l.5. Hop? Con.
I'n the Drawing Academy: "Say, Hibbs, did you ever do
any drawing before?" . ,
I-Iibbs: "Sure thing, I drew all summer on the skin list."
Oh, who are you dragging tonight, Bill?
The queen that you spooned at the game?
Say now, how 'bout a dance, Bill
And won't you please tell me her name?
. I'm toting the peach of all peaches
The prettiest femme on the post
Now can't we just trade straight across, Bill?
You'II like her'-'tis no idle boast.
IN BEAST BARRACKS
Garcia: "lVIr. Van Vliet, sir, may I make a statement,
sir? I wish to report myself, sir."
"Sir, I made a mistake in the manual at parade, sir
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P. IVI. E. Instructor: "What are you looking through the
wrong end of the telescope for, Mr. Shipp?"
Shipp: "Er-I'm er-taking a backsight, sir."
Inst.: "What are the different kinds of tapeworms?"
Brundred: "Long, flat ones and little, round woolly
Inst.: "Now, Mr. Dorer, can you give me some examples?
Dorer: "Sure, I can give you any number of them."
IN THE MESS I-IALL
A fly who fell into the slum
Knew his last mortal moment had come
I'Ie said, "Boys I can caper
On tanglefoot paper
But I'm stuck when it comes to slum gum."
Yearlingz "See here, you coffee corporal, my cocoa's cold."
B. Plebex "Put on your hat then, sir."
Instructor: "IVIr. Martin, taking into consideration the
state you come from, what do you think is the best pre-
ventive for malaria?"
Martin, T. I... Qfrom Memfus, Tennuhseej: "Whiskey,
A kaydet who sampled the hash
Said, "Waiter, just give it a splash
Or I am expectant
'Twill walk off the plate with a diash
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BANG! "Glass please"
CRASH! "Slip please."
At parade once the O. C. was Percy
Hn Now his voice isn't bad, it is worse, he
' A, Tried to make us all hear
A is il 'gl But we gummed it l fear
4 N And the visitors heard him say, Mercy!
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l When our spirits a low level strike
5 4 ff qi That loquacious policeman named Mike
, gigs a rumor afloat
1 , N at the Albany boat
5 " -gl 4 QW' j t, ls to take us away on a hike.
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Engineer room-mate Qwith finger on electric button- ' X it
" l'm waiting for taps to go so I can put out the lights." l ' I 'I , f
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Yearling: "Who do you live with, Mr. Portiss?"
Mr. Portiss: "Mr, Yuill, sir."
Yearling: "Is he as wooden as you are?"
Mr. Portiss: "Yes, sir. I-le's woodener, sir: he's missed
three guardmountings this month, and I've only missed two."
ON XMAS LEAVE.
Waiter fto Nygaard, dining at the Astorj :-"How do you wish your
steak, sir, rare, medium, or well-done?"
Nygaarcl:-"Rare, I guess. Oh, wait a minute, waiter. How are
they eating steaks now anyway?" Clt's all right, Jack: we know you
can't help it, but it's a safe bet to use a knife and fork at any time.D
File-Say, Fraser, what material is a star made of ?
Eng. Fraser-Bone usually, my friend.
Never ask the following people questions concerning:
Kuhn, Who he is in love with.
Smith, Cs, His chances for a Xmas leave.
Wills, How he likes riding.
Baldwin, How he likes a femme.
Campbell, How to bone corp.
Robb, For his original proof that the female of the species has nothing
on the male.
A Goat, What he made on a writ.
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Headquarters United States Military Academy,
A West Point. N. Y., June IZ. l9l4.
l. Under the provisions of paragraph l70. Regulations United States
Military Academy. leave of absence from I2 noon, June IZ, l9l4, until
l2:30 p. m. fnoonj. August 29, l9I4. is granted the following named cadets:
Wills, J. H.
Cunningham. C. H.
Fraser. J. W.
Irvine. E. S. J.
Moses. R. G.
Finley, T. D.
Neyland, R. R.. Jr.
Maguire. H. E.
Draves. A. W.
Snow. W. A.
DuHamel. N. Y.
Bliss. E. G.
Woodward. W. R.
King, A. K.
Guyer, R. G.
Britton. W. H.
Wales, V. W. B.
Johns. D. F.
Worsham. L. D.
Saul. I.. T.
Scott. S. L.
Cardwell, O. B.
Kane, P. V.
Hoge, W. M., Jr.
Hlbbs. L. E.
Henderson. W. H.
Smith, E. C. .
Walbach. J. deB.
Bayler. C. A.. Jr.
Barrows. R. G.
Cabell. DeR. C.. Jr.
Shugxl. R. P.
Walker. E. A.
Sharrer. R. A.
Jones. I'I. C.
Martin, T. L.
Reinhart. S. E.
Campbell. R. P.
Shipn. W. E.
DeWitt. C., Jr.
Martin, J. E.
Marriott, C. L.
Barrett. J. W., Jr.
Ruther ord. R. C.
Pickering. J. A.
Wilson, W. R.
Cockreli. J. K.
Townsend, S. A.
Beverley, B. S.
Carr. W. W.
Tully. J. M.
McBride. H. L.
Williams. F. J.
Houghton. J. H.
Hodgson, J. F.
McBride. R. B.. Jr.
Levy, R. M.
Caperton. J. N.
Ramsey, H. A.
Halpine, K. M.
Brundred. L. L.
Inglis, F. B.
Robb. H. L.
Miley. J. D.
Wilder, C. J.
Parker, P. B.
Bennet. J. B.
Maulsby. C. S.
Tarpley. J. F.. Jr.
Chambers. W. E.
Cureton. W. H.
Lange. O. F.
Miller, M. L.
Kuhn. R. P.
Andrews. G. S.
Scofield, F. C.
Ranson, H. H.
Blankenship. G. H.
Chapin. W. McD.
Walsh. R. L.
Street. J. A.
Garcia y Larrosa. R.
Smith. L. L.
Lee. R. E.
Smith. C. C.
Rafferty. J. W.
Prickett, F. B.
March. K. R.
Dorer. R. J.
Baldwin, G. P.
Doney. C. S.
Ellis, A. M.
McCullough. R. R. D.
Ruddell, J. C.
Grant, J. H.
Colin. W. E.. Jr.
Newgarden, G. J., Jr.
Merrell. S. N.
Daly. P. G.
Russell, N. B.
Gallagher. F. F.
O'Hare. J. J.
Birmingham. R. C.
Page, D. J.
Nygaard. J. R.
Shaifer. E. F.
Rlnearson. A. V.. Jr.
Eley, W. S.
Whltson. R. K.
Blanks. H. P.
Flanigen. B. L.
Mangan, W. D.
Mumma, H. L.
Monsarrat, M. R.
Abernethy. E. A.
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