United States Military Academy Furlough - Furlough Book Yearbook (West Point, NY)

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"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" New York. Address on Furlough: 40 Pine Street, New York City. 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 Lines. "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." pn rl if gl I. iff Qt S If Fw - p , f ill: Pal El- rx TF MUNI! 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 Saturday afternoons. ELON ALBERT ABERNETHY "Abe" "Simp." North Carolina. 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 "Finnegan" "Patsy" Georgia. - Address on Furlough: 424 Prince Ave., Athens, Ga. 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 classmates. ALFRED KING KING A "Alf," "Lover" Address on Furlough: Erie, Pennsylvania. Corp. 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 rig t. . 'N ' :Q . I I If in I1 Ii A I I II III II EFI I F5 I I ! QI I I 7 EI -5 ' 3 HIIBSHO ROBERT KENNETH WHITSON "Buzzard" "Whit" Tennessee. 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- mas Leave. FRANK CLARK SCOFIELD "Seo" "B. S." At Large. 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 "jim" "Pash" Iowa. 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 "Fat" Utah. 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 regular "hopoid." BARTLETT JAMES "Honey" Virginia. 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 "Smitty" "Doc" Missouri. 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 "Dick" Ohio. . Address on Furlough: Belaire, Ohio. Cleansleeve, "A. B.," Football Squad C51 C4J, lndoor Meet C4J. Hundredth Night Cast C41 C3D, Assistant Grind Editor, Furlough Book. 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 "Al" "Dravies" Wisconsin. Address on Furlough: 723 Summit Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. Corp. 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 undisturbed. , A xi JOHN BARNES THOMAS "Fragments" "Tex" "Rancher" Texas. 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. 1 I. - 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 U corp. 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 14,. composition-one mont . 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 "Slim" "String" Washington. Address on Furlough: ZI6 N. Green St.. Tacoma, Wash. 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 "Bula" "Gus" Massachusetts. Address on Furlough: 88 Second St., Pitts- field, Mass. 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." L Av il "l lx ,Q N .15 v. Q - Nlll 'D WILBURN HENRY HENDERSON "Hearse" "Horse" Texas. 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 leaves." CHARLES AUGUSTUS BAYLER l.GUS." Pennsylvania. 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. if JOHN RUSSELL NYGAARD "Jack" "Calamity Jack" Wisconsin. 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 "Sassy" Delaware. Address on Furlough: H05 Tatnall St.. Wilmington, Del. 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 "Ray" "Mase" Colorado. Address on Furlough: Denver, Colorado. Corp.. Baseball C45 C35, Hop Manager C35. Hundredth Night C45 C35. Business Manager Furlough Book. 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 pose. O'I'I'O FREDERICK LANGE. "Otto" Minnesota. Address on Furlough: 2308 Commonwealth Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Corp. 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 "Luck" At Large. Address on Furlough: Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo. A. B. 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 on. GEORGE HOLLlgm?lE.CK BLANKEN- "Battleship" Georgia. Address on Furlough: Georgia. Corp. "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 "Com" for. .m uf f,ff, LLN9' 'F V 4,Qf" O I c-4 1 pf l,1A51ll I n 4:3 -1 :IK 1:55 I' ,of -x . umlumnv u Af nn mllpllillg kwelglllfliif ' 35 Md ' by I 4' ' 4:f,ylX A KI? Q4 Qs ll I' f f 5-. -' ' ' Q' ll, my A-.5 flxx S if ' K' jr, b Xgyf Vw mf- ' If 'I f ,1'Jlf1' ' ,,,, I .A I. , ,M , , V 4- -12-ff . L ,fv X. VV: . '4 N." A N yuh u .- I -, , 1 , .N , . .1 Xff 1 ' A ,",,J, jfs- Q X I-.VLN Q ' ff. 'f'-f. -' xfvx ' +- ,. , I4 v. X ff, Vial., I SX IU.: ' V . - f' - -:-: . X15 X , 2 x , ' ' fl ,:' X , 1 1 ' ". ' ' 4 T 7,!'!f"91:E---T, f If -' X ." f:fl,2":,,.': A'-vf-,Apv.i-.11:':fg - . -,:'::!...--.- 91,31 X- M ff . ,f3i5.e:v!,'?'-. "5 fra-3 H1114-im' . V , 'E fl g ,,,,l-.,.1:7' Q I ' in ' X Xrfilnf-:.:,,,1:9'7 ,Y I 5,1539 ffl ,X P 'W ' f- X I 96502 ff' q- 4 ' .. , , .WX 5. 'Q' f - X19, '.,v f' ,K V . 'ii'-1-iw , . , lf ' ff , ,, . . Z I -x f . ' l , . ,wk f +5 C x w I NL "ff 'g l , 1 ,I NWI' ,ff ,X ,wx X , Lf,,1.M Jim, -. 1. xg, ,'. "','3 H.v., , , ' " ' 'Jn ' ,, w w I l I U ,I-'I' 7' ' Z' I f ' ,?. , , ' 'ff - 2,21 , " ,,f' A, ' V' 2 f1xff'fya"Q7 f wlffiffr'-?fa ,,ZvA,,,,,l ff,,,'wV f V I f, If V If 'ff x.A,,f,V JOHN EDWARD MARTIN njawn.. Illinois. 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 prodigal returns. DOUGLAS JENKINS PAGE "Boodler" New York. Address on Furlough: New York City. Cleansleeve, Indoor Meet OJ, Wrestling C45 OD. 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 "Shorty" Kansas. 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. I JOHN WHITE RAFFERTY "Pat" At Large. Address on Furlough: Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich. Cleansleeve, Baseball Squad HJ, Hundredth Night 135. 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 "Cy" "Baldy" California. Address on Furlough: 2920 Derby Street. Berkeley, California. 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 ri e. 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 "Murf" "Speck" Arizona. 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 oracle fainted.J 1?-'I lg f '. F f FH . F5 '1 it Q.. f-3 MIIB! 'ld RAYMOND POTTER CAMPBELL "Colonel" California. 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 Banquet. 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 "Slug" "Madam" Massachusetts. 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 sight. "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" At Large. Address on Furlough: l950 Calvert St., Washington, D. C. Corp., Indoor Meet 141, Outdoor Meet 141. Hop Manager. 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 "Dixie" Colorado. Address on Furlough: 2940 Harvard St., Los Angeles, Calif. Clegnsleeve, Indoor Meet 141, Cullum Hall 1 1- 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 im. N Q qu 1. , QI , . . ll --x HIUBJ 'IO Indiana. 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 friend indeed. LOUIS EMERSON HI BBS "Bessie" Washington. Address on Furlough: 75 Federal St.. New London, Conn. 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 exactly stunning-but-" "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." ow sad!" 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 "Venus" Pennsylvania. 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 commendable results. DE ROSEY CARROLL CABELL "Rosey" A rkansas. 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 "Bob" "Rosy" Illinois. 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- siasm. 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 Illinois. 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 very nearly. 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 Furlough. THOMAS DEWEES FINLEY "Fin" "T. D." Pennsylvania. Address on Furlough: Presidio of Monterey, California. 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 "Geof" Michigan. 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. F: I I I .- - I- A I Q I I ,il H-if p, ,I ,N f F' . I I I iff ,. P 4 Q . . lf 'I I I I, I iq X . f MIDI 'D CHARLES AUGUST MEYER "Charlie" New Jersey. Absent. 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 with him. RICHARD CLARKE BIRMINGHAM "Dick" New York. Address on Furlough: Washington, D. C. Cleansleeve. "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 around him. 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" South Carolina. 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., "Smitty." JAMES MITCHELL CRANE "jim" "Pink" At Large. 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. AJ CHARLES COMPTON SMITH "CY" "Smitty" New York. 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. "Where's Tully?" WILLIAM MORRIS HOGE. jR. "Bill" "Della" Missouri. 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 H llB3'l6 lu 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 you, "Bill." Ap- Q Qearltnfs ZBFEHIII H CA Song Without Music, 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 Straight--into-mine. 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. CW 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 l--have-thee. 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 You-and-me. NK, Q 45: 43" silxx 'NW FT FTSE".- ll E I A 0 NSN xv . A QW! WM ff' if ' ,1- if Q50 . IPR-v - VL,,. - .-A ',-- - - BJ .,,:...Y..Y.W...- J . .. I ,,' WTFW. M Q e , I i , n fl 1 gi ,, 'J ,1- gi...., .ff L S Q-...J ,Q ,- -4 ,, . , .- . ,1 ....-----11-:L-,..-L-4--zzf iff - , Ls,,,u... NN LM?-H-7. in - ' Lf-fxsf ' Ya Q, , ,Y X x WILLIAM ARTHUR SNOW "Tuppy" "Whitey" "Tup" Address on Furlough: l408 Zlst St., N. W., Washington, D. C. At Large. Baseball Squad C4J, Indoor Meet C4J, Hun- dredth Night Ml, Furlough Banquet Com- mittee, Corp. 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 "Ruth" "Runt" New York. 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. FH fri fr Va V r. Q A N FE R 91 iff' If R 14-5 1 . 1 ,ff H IIB!! L-w HENRY CRANIPTON JONES "Chonsey" "Crab" "Inspector" At Large. 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 "Leish" Iowa. Address on Furlough: Carroll, Iowa. Cleansleeve. 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 "Andy" "Hootmon" Connecticut. Address on Furlough: Naugatuk. Conn. Corp., Basketball Squad. O. G.-"Who are you?" Plebe-"Mr. George Sidney Andrew, sir. O. G.-"Podunk?" Plebe-"Naugatuk, sir!" O. G.-"Anybody ever tell you not to swear at an O. G.?" Plebe-"No, sir." O. G.-"P, C. S.?" Plebe-"Flunkey-butt artist, sir!" O. G.-"What else?" Plebe-"Professional advice on how to deadbeat, sir." 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 "Fatty" 4 Kansas. Cleansleeve, Absent. 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 long ago. E lf K1 rx Aw il 'XX W, il l l x, xl fh- mf' Fw fel , FP n r ar Q E! lp if l:l' N, 1 Vila ILE lift f HIIBJ 10 SPENCER ALBERT TOWNSEND "Duke" New York. Address on Furlough: Le Roy, New York. Corp. 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 present arms. Jan. I, 'I4-Skinned for the first time since I3 March, 'l3. Must do better next time. DONOVAN SWANTON "Duke" New York. 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 "jack" Illinois. Address on Furlough: l4I0 Hopkins Place, N. W., Washington, D. C. Cleansleeve, A. B., Indoor Meet, Hop Manager. "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 another time. CHAILLE HEAD EVANS "Nigger," "Wop" At Large. Address on Furlough: Fort Huachuca. Arizona. 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 authority OJ. k I E, Q' N, ' ...L O . HIBBJM HARRISON HERMAN " Beans" At Large. 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 "Pinky" "Dummy" ' Ohio. Address on Furlough: Columbus, Ohio. Cleansleeve. "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- credit. 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. WEIR Rlcl-IE "Ricochet" "Ricky" Michigan. Address on Furlough: Galveston. Tex. Corp. "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 "Billy" North Carolina. Address on Furlough: Raleigh, North Carolina. Cleansleeve. 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 number six. 5 EX. ' HIBHJ 'Io FERDINAND FRANCIS GALLACHER "Calooger" "Affy" New York. Address on Furlough: 2223 Surf Ave., Brooklyn. N. Y. Cleansleeve. 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. unless.. ..-I-arp.. Kentucky. Address on Furlough: Franklin. Ky. Cleansleeve. 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 engineers. VICTOR WILLIAM BECK WALES "Wingo" "Vic" Arizona. Address on Furlough: Menlo Park, California. Cullum Hall Squad GD, Hundredth Night Ml, Corp. 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. SIDNEY HERKNESS "I-Ierk" Pennsylvania. Address on Furlough: Wyncotef Pa. Corp. "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. MIDI I 'B JAMES NEPHEW CAPERTON acape.. Georgia. Address on Furlough: Rome. Ga. Corp. "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" Kansas. Address on Furlougllg: Xgashington Barracks, Corp., Basketball Squad OJ, Hundredth Night Chorus "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 "Babe" "Hippo" New Jersey. 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 "Mac" New York. 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 " Ben" Georgia. Address on Furlough: 727 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. Georgia. 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 "Pat" West Virginia. Address on Furlough: 209 Tenth St., Wells- burg. W. Va. Cleansleeve, Baseball Squad C4J, lndoor Meet C4D, Wrestling Lightweight Cham- pionship MJ. 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 ning combination. RAFAEL GARCIA Y LARROSA "Heathen" "Cannibal" Philippine lslands. Address on Furlough: 2025 G Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Cleansleeve, A. B. - Scene:-Beast Barracks. "Mr, Garcia, did you dust those shoes?"- Garcia looks down, raises one foot, wipes it on trouser leg-same for other foot-"Yes, sir" and smiles. 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. 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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. "Riney" Missouri. Address on Furlough: St. Genevieve. Mo. Cleansleeve. 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" Ohio. Address on Furlough: Lisbon. Ohio. Cleansleeve. 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 "Doc" Ohio. Address on Furlough: Polk, Ohio. Corp. "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 new bicuthpidth. 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" Missouri. 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 lose weight." JOHN WOODMAN FRASER "Jack" "Frazoo" New York. 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 "Mil" "Cutey" Minnesota. 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 nineteen femmes? JOHN BENNINGTON BENNET "Jack" At Large. 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 "Rudle" West Virginia. Address on Furlough: Parksville, W. Va. Cleansleeve. 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 "Bobbie" South Dakota. Address on Furlough: Presidio, San Francisco. Cal. Corp. 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. Nil B3 '10 STANLEY LONZO SCOTT "Scotty" indiana. 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 "Halpy" "Snookums" At Large. Address on Furlough: Chemong Park, Ont., Canada. Cleansleeve. 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 conversation. 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 himself. WILLIAM EDWIN COFFIN, JR. "Bill" North Carolina 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 "Pinky" Mississippi. Address on Furlough: North Chevy Chase, Md. Cleansleeve. 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 instructor. "Est-ce que vous avez les makings." lfl' Iii' l S E4- A I I lf Y in I 1, i .l - :D I a i il Em H T I ix I M I 1. lffl X x I. .X il w MIIB! 10 72" qs WILLIAM ROSSER WILSON "Willie" North Carolina. 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 "Bob" "Madame" Maryland. 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 "N. B." Massachusetts. Address on Furlough: l52 Branch Street. Lowell, Mass. Cleansleeve. 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 "Cocky" Florida. 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. IA N K l N il N. '1 l v. Q : l 1' A l l N a i? l l ' l I it ? fr 'S rx . , 3 . 1?-4 5 HIIBIM JOSEPH HAMILTON GRANT --Joe" . Minnesota. 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 aspect only. 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 .. Jeff.. Ohio. Address on Furlough: Defiance, Ohio. Cleansleeve. 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. mg .nu I . my 7.f!"!f'?f'Ti 1 D' H nl YI if I H f X x, ' ' if X, N ,X Xxx A 4 4 x Q df 1 pg 6 , , W , , .Nfl 'A l , yn. . F xx DEAN HUDNUTT "Dutch" "Hardnut" Michigan. 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 "Mac" "Kid" Pennsylvania. Address on Furlough: 2855 N. I3th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 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. f i 1 - L H I HIUBJ FL 'N 1 'D HAMILTON EWING MAGUIRE "Mac" "Ham" Michigan. Address on Furlough: i023 jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 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 "Tooley" "Tow-Head" New Jersey 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 "Monsie" "Monty" Hawaiian Islands. Address on Furlough: Honolulu, Hawaii. Cleansleeve, A. B., Baseball Squad 142, Class Numerals. 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 "Tom" Tennessee. Address on Furlough: I2I9 Orleans Street, Memphis, Tennessee. 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. Lg- r' - A 1 I 1 X., I I I . G-v 1,4 . ,ll ' fa I 4 T X QI fx I L .. N L,- l I I :Rx I 22, fa '2- rx 'A . i H1553 'lo '-Fl fx, WILLIAM HIEATT CURETON "Cutie" "Cutsie" ' Kentucky. 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 "Bunny" California. Address on Furlough: Forest Lawn, N. Y. Corp. "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 "Comanche" "Marrio" Oklahoma. 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. I JOHN JOSEPH Ll EB "Johnny" "Lib" "Jack" Minnesota. 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. sl 5 as 3 H 5 i l l I 'O ..Pete.. npetey.. Louisiana. Address on Furlough: Marksville, La. Cleansleeve. 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' ' Missouri. Address on Furlough: Sweet Springs, West Virginia. Cleansleeve. "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 "Ben" "Bev," South Carolina. Address on Furlough: The Plains, Va. Cleansleeve. Indoor Meet fwrestlingj, Cullum Hall Squad. "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 a success. JOHN ALEXANDER STREET "John" Mississippi. 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 around. THOMAS SIMONS SINKLER, JR. "Tom" "Snooky Yookumsh South Carolina. 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 im. WARNER WILLIAM CARR "Camel" "Banker" lndiana. 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 Warner's Furlough. ARTHUR MONROE ELLIS " Milkmaid " Tennessee. Address on Furlough: Baxter, Tenn. Cleansleeve. 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 does brew. FAY BRINK PRlCKE.TT "Brink," "Fairy" "Fay" Kansas. Address on Furlough: ll0 l0th St., E. Hutchinson, Kans. 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 "Pick" Mississippi. Address on Furlough: Mount Olive, Miss. Corp. "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 "Cunnie" lllinois. Address on Furlough: Lawrenceville, lll. Cleansleeve, V. C., Associate Editor Fur- lough Book. 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." At Large. 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 UMBC" Nevada. Cleansleeve, Absent. "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. if L l il VP- , li .Wk Z il i4 E-. - -- X' 4 - T' I Vi 4 , EQ HIBB-7 'ld FH F. FREDERICK BEELER INGLIS " Freddie" Nebraska. 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 "Lily" "Dumb-Animal" New York. Address on Furlough: 202 Bay Street. Brooklyn. N. Y. Cleansleeve. 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 "Brigadier" At Large. Address on Furlough: Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Color Corp. 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 aye-- 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 " ' p e. 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 A I ,. v I I I Hill!! CHARLES BENJAMIN DUNCAN "Charlie" "Dune" Tennessee. 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. FOOLISH QUESTIONS 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 caro . 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." '! 1.771 ' f '-v ' A Nw ' ' iw 5 Wai iffii U31 X I Q,, Q. r 4 1 mi M ,Fw x Xl., 4 e If mln' ll fi X rw fm! H ' , , ef M .. , A,mMS'i I " 'ff f , ,f--Az, A S! f 'Mn will Xu, , , . . ,A 4,7 W , 1- '- ,fy X :T :4zfJ1Q., + If Tlx v"f- - -al 4' L ""',f' '33, XX? ' , aa VL fi? 11,1-flf'1"N'1f' .., , 1 -, A535 1: :..m.Qa1V 1. rar'--'LL -,v...X . H' ,, U '?A,w..... . - J ff Q gmpfxffb , . ff U1 5 Xb x ' ff as +- H M we + Qi. v ,ili?j?7' V , H f, , 1 EM ' G' 5551-1 E .K . ...V-.V -V f- - -- - --ti I...-, wILLI'AIvI HAMILTON BRl'I'l'ON "B. s." "Aunt Km" "spec" "Hal." Iowa. Address on Furlough: i509 "B" Avenue. Cedar, Iowa. 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" Wisconsin. 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 un . HLBB316 HENRY PARKER BLANKS "Pickles" "Hank" "Granny" Louisiana. Address on Furlough: S. A. E. House, Dela- ware, Ohio. Cleansleeve. Cullum Hall Squad, Furlough Book Artist. 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 "Eli" 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 girls.l JAMES FLINN HODGSON "Jim" "Jimmie" "Squire" New Jersey. 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 "Cardie" "Slug" Oregon. Address on Furlough: 658 lrving Street, Portland, Oregon. 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" ' Florida. 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 "Woodie" Mississippi. h 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" North Carolina. 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 "Dick" "Levi" Texas. Address on Furlough: 523 State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Tex. 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. A .1 Il ,N Il I I. I .I II Irv 1.2! l. Fa ite' . ti I-.I . .1 1 1 1 rn n EQ ri P I ,L 'J' I L n Eu gw Ll' HBH! WILLIAM SPENCE "Bill" Georgia. Address on Furlough: Camilla, Ga. Corp. 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, the plebe? "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 tenthoid. ROBERT REESE NEYLAND, JR. "Bob" "Poop" Texas. 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 "Pete" At Large. Corp., A. B., B. A., V. C., Baseball C4l, Absent. 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 "P, V." Massachusetts. Address on Furlough: 417 Park Ave., Wor- cester, Massachusetts. 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? E x fi NR II' li if, I I ll. I. .'v. 1 v as-1 u f Q x 3 hx ii. fr Q. E1 S . 1. . - .F I HI! B316 CRAIGIE KRAYENBUHI.. "Craigie" "Craigenbugle" At Large. 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" Massachusetts. Address on Furlough: 2l Bartlett Street. Charlestown, Mass. "A" Football C4l Ol. Indoor Meet, Clean- sleeve. 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 ineteen sixteen. LATHAM LOOMIS BRUNDRED "Bruno" "Brundel" "B. J." Pennsylvania. Address on Furlough: Oil City, Pa. Cleansleeve, Hockey, C4J OJ, monogram. Cullum Hall Squad C41 numerals, Assistant Editor Furlough Book, Hundredth Night Chorus HJ. 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 glad hand. ELLICOTT HEWES FREELAND "Daddie" "Old Man" Florida. Address on Furlough: I 503 Laura St.. Jackson- ville, Fla. Corp., Arrest, Football Squad UD, lndoor Meet UD 161. Outdoor Meet Q6J, Furlough Banquet Committee. "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 straight? 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. lg! C w l 1 J l 'N il ,.: - :b 1 n. 1 ' l 1 E 1 2, HIIBJM HORACE LOGAN McBRlDE "Mac" Nebraska. 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 "Possum" "Simp" Georgia fE.xtra cadetl Address on Furlough: Albany, Ca. Cleansleeve, Football Squad OJ, Wrestling C6J, Outdoor Meet 161, Cullum Hall Squad C6j, Numerals. 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 ecidedly decolletel As an engineering spoonoid, "Possum" is right there with his usual three. eg. WILLIAM EDGERTON MOREHOUSE. ..Pug.. nspider.. Wisconsin. Address on Furlough: 855 27th St., Milwau- kee, Wis. 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 "Heinie" "Colonel" Virginia. Address on Furlough: Staunton, Va. Corp. "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. B316 HARLAN LESLIE MUMMA "Mamma" Ohio. 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 "junius" Pennsylvania. Address on Furlough: Titusville, Pennsyl- vania. Cleansleeve. 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. U F, wi. 'Q 12, QMS.: 0 gr, -A-4' 3 ni l w i : ' A - 7 rw , f.. 7 Q1 - E 1 'ffl W - N ...L ,wgyif .-:1fI -C s .. 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'ff3'llfl11I,7' No class has ever succeeded in preserving its one and all, Good Luck is the hearty desire of their old -' ,...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 f.sa?' .1 ,.,.--.- rl 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 .... . . . . . . . . .Tennessee . . . .Arkansas . . . .lllinois . . .Missouri . . . . .Maine . . .Wisconsin . . .Nicaragua . . . Wyoming . . . . .Tennessee . . . New Mexico . . . Tennessee . . . . . . .Nebraska . , . Massachusetts . . . . . Tennessee . . . .New York . . .Louisiana .. . New York . . . .Vermont . . . . .Maryland ..........lllinois . . .North Carolina . . . . . . Maryland . . . North Dakota . . .Pennsylvania . . . . . . Rhode Island ............Kentucky District of Columbia ............lndiana ..........Kentucky . . . .North Dakota f f' ,P , an , if Hygl if fy . ,7 ff. !5'v,',' l l? s-1-as N fs e ffh ' omg . Going! ' Gone , T , . W, ye Beast Barracks 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 mode militaire. 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 1 3. X , . CS xc ca ' fs l l rf iti l .ff f Before 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. wa:...q fi ff' X 0 4 W ff 4 After Ulbe 191612 Qlinurse Knowledge Begins in W onder 1 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 ff! 'A t I llll E71 r " ,ff 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, the goat. 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 worth. 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 poet. 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 come. Buminatin Ez l'm sittin here un thinking 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 the quills 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. 01 X MHS' I nlpjfl X V, - , 4 ffwf 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 prefers, While l'm spendin mine like uh cit. X fe-N' ff , M mf! " I W l l f A ' f 57 Qlibe juurtb cyl.. ,Q HE hop room is hot. This is nothing new, for it 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 .Q Q X, G 2 I3 VG ribf-. A . 99 The 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 waving. 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." uf 58 Eiulp arahe "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 police? ' Qliulur lines mmm: COLOR LINE is somewhat like a Tac-somewhat Q1 7 - ff Q 2 of an obstacle, a necessity, an awful bore Q5 de- C, Q . . 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. Ewing 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. Bikes 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 ,l 152475. , is 17, A " T ' sa vf swf M. 4 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. earling , 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. Clamp 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- slasm. 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 s um. Moral: Minnows are smaller than carp, yet they appear to be just as happy. - I EAM? WEARLUNE EQLQW ILJIQNJIEZ' Q ?TI!'.-' -- 4,.., W 5 I .ul o x '4 f X ww R earling .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 K-by-J Q 39 Q 2' 4' A is J Q. 5 .ii J rx G1 67 ulur lined 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 the visitors. MSX Z., Mbunaf A an Mmv 7 'Xwrf lmyllw .ITN X 1. Q , 0 V fu' . V A S,- -J? F , ., ,,i'," i 4',v .h.:,1k,. K f 4 . . If K' f X. Clwrfeo 1 Mmm' 1' umnmllwrfz ff 'final-V Fw ,,, f X . 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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. 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JL.A B or sf X P Fi, e .df M pw 7 ,' gg ff' Zlautn we Isruught the issuable from Boat tu Client qsrowning mms in his gmvep 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. Z 4 7 If -jg fl " fl '- Q- 1 2 f ' W 7' .Rx , QW "1 .7 ?f1.,?fTfW 1 ' , ,Lf 4, , -,' M NN ,Lf V QQ? m y -V ' ,awry ., .M,V 5, 'if Q 4 ga 'effing fir, R Z ,-. .z -jsivl 'l I ,- 1 4 we A- : ,1f: . - , Q A- 52 2 1 y ' Z K ' '14 ' ? 4, 2 ff? X j 4 , 924 :Ly ?"f? ,f V, f f 6 F , :' ' Q , jay V ff' xg 4g 5 JP xfa, f. , f xx ' X .Lf XXX N 'iv fk X Q K HQ ,w w ...x.r...l1..a:.rJeQ.- l l Y mmQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQMQQQQQQ 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 Tii".K'l1.'l' N . Yearlings on the Football Squad A 1 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 V7-1 --'el' 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 ll Nuff' . 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. - 1 .V i -1:1 't,,mf'M::v. Yearlings on the Hockey Squad Ycarling Gymnasium Squad 75 MMQQMMMMQM En g ' :msn-Mass Q 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. fl-1.0, The ruelin work of the ractice season called for g g P the best in every man and our team responded with the 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 editors. 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 76 QQQQQQ QQ 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 making goals. 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. MQQQQQQQQQ 572 25 nu:-:.as:'.gr EN E 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, LATHAM BRUNDRED. 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 Mumma Goal f S m.uef'm.a.u .mssxr E Q 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 various events. 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 light-weight bout. 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 scare. 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. ogy' 1' -'Lf I Robert Reese Neyiand, Jr. Ludsnn Dixon Worsham Champion Heavy Weigh! Boxer U. S. M A.. l9l4 , Champion Weller Weight Boxer U. S. M. A., l9l4 A uf' '?f1i?:?P?efff TSP "' -Q Thomas Lyle Marlin ' Williuln Fdgcrlon Morehouse, jr. l Ch2lmDl0N Llulxl Weigimt Boxer U. S, M. A., l9l3-l9l4 CIEBIIDPIOH Middle Weiqlxl Boxer U. S. Nl. Ar. I9 I3 fw John Davicl Milcy Champion Gymnast U. S. M. A. '11 01-ii 1 .... K. William George Patterson William Morris Hoge, lr. , l9l2-l9l3 Champion Light Weight Wrestler U. S. Nl. A., l9I3-l9I4 First Place Fence Vault, l9I4 ff Alexander Mathias Weyand lame! de Barth Wslbsch Champion Heavy Weigh! Wrestler U. S. M. A., l9I3 Champion Gymnast U. S. M. A., l9l4 QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQEQQWQQQQQQQQQQM EN E anaaatass s EH QQQQQQQQQQQQQMQQQQQQQQWQQ Q QQQ 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. "A," Baxeiall Rqberl'Edward Lee 'A. ' Baseball NIRKN 'J fp- if- rs. 1 -f 1 ! " 'U' 151 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. f I 1' f J , 1' ' 1. I , f' P i l ll X "' I pa 6 0 'Vw N 2 li. 1 ' xf 4 X 153 44' f 1. ,N 5' X A 'fr cfs ,!"'wF- . h 1 .ANN 'M' If t I, 'N , , .. K XI X r j, , 5' mfffdj. 0 N 1 1' U ' ' , -i,4xf'Zf' gxf " 'H' -i'.J.vf. 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. ' , -- ,..agqfl.'g., M W 5' fy - - -.4 ..,. 1- . .frm fwf ' X . . . My 1 A X- i' ci UWA: if 1 W j, in -l l A X1 N l' ii lik .'s.r9, 1 mmf. Never mind, Du Hamel, old boy! it was just a case of 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 i,1, p , il . 5 f u M a isisi 4 ,ff f QZW 'in X A-i'li1K:x' , X l Wai - 1.1 i iqiifgll ' AL x .G !f"' 4lgf:,.f,.7 Ia f , ' 1 1 . ,, df dyf Nia X if , s K - sly H X- , s Q ,, ,lr S, gk mm U V, X ., N able to spoon in his white trou without spoiling them, said, "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 easy. If X ,aj as if-as X543 'V' U' 5115, W, if f 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 .,.i'.1?' 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- ery, anyway? 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 ,579 QQ? milefa' fl , i g i f . s ' !l'!F1f'f 'l",'!i! i. W2 ! ,lf Q i al l . W , .,. , my if "Waiiel it Wil' It llllllill u l3Si""1IA 53 , IW ,IH Wifi!! i Wi il!! ff' !l!!,Ji H! flu o ,. 1.1 ,gk . an inkautious thing to do, anyway, but it was executed by 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." Q 4 P "There was a young corp X named Bliss H k d t f f . f' - .. e as 1233 Swee emme or a TB' u Duncan: Oh, doesn't he look like he was forty and aspired to With maidenly .grace she ' Z be fifty-,, looked at his face And said, "For Pete's sake, what is this!" 'Ti-if-35' it 1, .9 Q ,,,, , ii! :' 1 3' 'si 5 N 'af i 89 5? 4 Q gs . 4. - Y 1 -2. 44 fi? 1 f elm .. Qj D gif -Q asf-M 3? V. ' f ,W 1 ' . .fa W? 9 , 1aff"f'4f' as .'N1i53'1fj .fi , . 794 : 1 - . 5 rgifg:-I UM - f W ff-A 1-. as Mx .I Iln 7, "1. is 3 44 Wei" 2,54 sw .ra-affb QZ2 ai' 1 M, -2 ag .f, Z, f -as rg, lnllllall- wlllld ' iii . .u"' '- 'S . if 5153, ff ff 555 4 'S - gihf ,114 fi 254 1 A. 3 4.3. ' fi ,aw-., . -'46 .. . , ,. .4 .dtlgj .afff MLUAMS -, 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 .,., Qi X 4 f-' Sr ff el JCL, Q1 .J . 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 -ln" 7 ami" ' WX ,I Mtg ll!-xl i rwllwhl' li' FWF 1 f f A if 'J, X li A, ' , 'illlfglwmy Ml lip, MM to help untangle a strained situation in which some file was scheduled to dance with two femmes at once. 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. it ffdfafli' ixl1'W I 1 , M ...Hui .,., if ,M . ,L Lili VE ' . , ,k,Mk,y4r Hil l iq X X fnw ym 5 N l lv wi l ifn flql l all T2 l l ' l lf ' M , .',f:slf,j,ll,lllflf'llllt 5 ffl, V V i 'f f ' IA KG . , 4g , I aff 'fQ f Wi? Q xl -1, ,' ffl A X, ??j:V , M f f fx , Lfd igy, V 4 V f , -f,i,::v ,f I, f W 1 2 ig' get xh. Jw Ah :Q 1 x r X .-, YV f P f 9 WW if V M wg- W p I - 55355 -:sd-' W nj f W R 1 W' Nuf f! ,Zmv,,aX,MM'86 K QL Z - 5 l xx , X 5 f X f WV ff! f Spanning ffl POONINC-is,without doubt. 'A T' 4' N' 'V the most prevalent disease at West Point. It is highly contagious and in its more virulent forms is very dan- gerous and often leads to engagements, or even mar- jkl. 4 Dir f I' , riage, especially in the case of first class-men. As all cadets are bound to be exposed to the infection at Q ,.tA-.Q7,,- ',.- QN5, I O -,',g:tl ' some htirij of their careirs, if ' m1 ., ' it I " , af' it is ig y important t at ffv flkk s no information concerning 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- 1'f.Af'1..i'f'i'5liff ' ,. -- .- X ,TC ffJ4u"'4,. : f' "'N Z llllulll xv "W , 5 cv N X x i, , .1 7 .2 .fl . H If -z X '1-silt" Q, :'fl.' - 1 1,.' .- '-' ia' 1 l 1-95" fr 1 ,,... "' Q. , f ,f fa f Q I , -Kevin 'V P 2 2+ V . fl .J 4' I x r f f N 1, l f '-. f a k 5 , r ,V , f .ai f - . 'J ix 1 . f+,,, .Q, -WJ !! I- -s 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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Af 1 V925 P ,Wml X LQ ,P j Wiz, 34 M. ii' 1 1 ,u Q ,DL ,ZA -Cuutvs-Sm" A . - xx f .5 x '72 -' ' ., 5 Lf YN fel w My-QH.,.FD'T2: Wy f Q Q I WLYN tw -.'. .m,.,,,. CH . ww. , 4,0 M, Hgh! 'EBM --aoyq lkf W , 4 .' 4 X 5 A 4 I enum T s I Z f? WY, 'Busmess S M- 1 -f 7 415 QQW W5 15 W ww "' I EJB S? 99 1 ,, 4 f fwfefywgm wig W . , ffgiigakug fi Miss warner 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, 9 . 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. 96 . JELQ. 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 exercise. 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. ilannhrehtb .itiigbt Entertainment A A , DQ? il K m,'lGlW 35 - nf will , QW! lb., XV, tix 'J lg' 'gy X ' will N ,t I p Jill W nw , 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 That Be. 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 women. . 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 Clothes." 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. A. Bfs 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 CARDWELL CID I THE BALLAD OF THE BIRD. O'er the cheerless area. , . Where the bleak winds blow, 5 A I . Wanders the wan Area Bird, ' , . Q' ',v 1 Fr'-otsore and weary, vi X Z 3 I 1, "V , Through the dark and dreary Sal I Piles of slush and snow. f--ft I I A -rrrer . D -A-A-Q If- r iff! ' I' On his pale pinch'd features snowing 'tis and sleeting, ' ', '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" , Wiil f 'L H I ' D J -,I 'iIwl,I ,IDI Il Wild wind of December I ,33Jv,."u'NJf Blow, wind blowl ' . 'IQCUHIM 'I'Oh, l shalrll riemember I,v5j' 3, I n m min orever I, , -I Iliicctlui-,les of ihatfarea H Q n t e pat s o snow. - I .. '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!" E,!.'hih9gn I 'IM-.l-EJ I Quick is the Bird to take f ff! " Q The instructions of the make ff wifi? On with feet that ache .y KM 444 mo Over his pathway freezing Crawls he wet and wheezing For some damn pIebe's sake. B. Afs 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. l0l B 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 looked like. 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 l-.1 ,sf u M ,g'3lfiY5w Q ,T s 'finale -'-v ' ' , . 4 , N 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 kaydets. 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 that night. 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- garten tales. 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. "Eh bien." 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. REST!" 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 Censors. 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 Q Q.. Lava 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 of time. 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 meetingj. 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!!! jfurluugb 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. IO9 -s-.,,:,- U 754, ,mr Jfurlnugb bangs 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. Monument CAir: "Edclweiss."'J 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 666 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. 666 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. 666 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. 6 6 6 fflir: " When lim! 1VHcln'iglzt Clmu Choo Leaves for AllLbl.L7Yl.H D 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. Ft? Q ? 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'!5llI!:i- 1 If Af If ,--,J Milk., ' ,IEEE I R f' 1 t . .1 at ,f, .1 I 4 - ' --. 1' Ilg X If 'QNX Wx" .' H f, I' fl, fgiil f N! ax., if N.-xt ,R-Y l lj YAV, 1 l A XX 'I-..Jf l f X J Q f ,..., as 5a9isE'- f f u ij' ,f f f is 'F W X f X 3"'f5g:zf3'a5 k Wg , A 55 X f Inst' "NIL Du Hamel, what is the rate of travel of troops lnst:, Mr. Grant, what else IS to be found in water besides HYGIENE 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 laughterj . 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 following absenteesf' 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 classmanf' bacteria?" Grant: "Microbe organizations, sir." lnst: Qsarcasticallyj "Charitable, I suppose." n 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 " EVOLUTION OF A YEARLINC-'S FACE, JANUARY TO JUNE s L L A IQ li E 3-.ag iigfi ,Fx if 90 ,X QQ. f ff New ya Mjpfes .sys Jas, 9 fum? WV! f--it ff-Q4 "wwf K if 'H '-fr f X---1 1 1-af wwf X 75 get ,af- X-:U XXX if I S 'Z -7 Z if LIHNUHRY Fifaaunmr Mfuaou HPR!!-, Mqv JUNE, I I4 BMNK6' 7 .3 if :gay Xifxf ' -:v nu X fri s g,--4 A l 5 Q X li s Buck: "How are you progressing in French, Corp. lVlaulsby?" 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?" ' ll ' ' YI Bliss: Oul, monsieur, elle est ma soeur. 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." 5 INSIDE DOPE 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 as last?" , 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 I Muff Brush Cfor shining dress coat buttonsl. l Night Cap. l Box of Cigars. I Hair Cut. -And he's still here! lnst: "Any questions on toclay's lesson?" Tully: "Yes, sir, l don't see how in hell they get the equation Y Qaxf-gjw-li1Qby-fj," Wow!!! ' 2' -as in Xx X Nqxxx X Xx xx 29' fi x,"ix.g. fx Qf 495, Q' W h:f?yv4lg-l ll' J ly XR 'f X t 'I fy? .- i W' ' 5155 f f f ff Sl'QX 1-N X X 'Q 'rm Si'o1b'3 ,x 0 1 IQ I 1 il 1 1 1 I THEY couLDN'T TALK Smith, E. C.A"Hello, Baldy, how does this weather suit you?" Wilder, with enthusiasm.-"Fine, and you?" Qmith, B. C.--"Creat! old Cys got such a cold he can't talk. 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?" Femme: "Yes" 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 all over." Femme 1' H f hu f 'N , R Q f N5 -1 -st: . ff: f -9' 5 if 0 U 'R xw.4!"s .'f 1 iv I V ' f' f' -X .pub - v. . ld, x - .: - ., e' ,mx - iff? -A ,. Q - 1 i I' , 'X ff-,1 Nqr" me-'z' - ,fem .Ei . f f. -' -lfmf .1--v mf- N - 1 K ' 6 , -, . . sf. 1 I if 1 7 ' 7 -f-E"aft'-fdtffk f kat ?i"l,QH: N- x l Xl, f ' 11,14 ' 3 r-A' Q.: v av ' ' I W V 1' ' fy f .-"fr",-.':3l'PP' il a Z Q k , Q!!-1: Z 15:1 A , : , . .1 .jf ,'i..i- - , --gr 5 ,I 4 - F., I 1 " WJ! TTI:-. '. ' ' ff 'V . 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Merrell: "N-no, sir, l-ah-couldn't find its roots, sir." Here's to life today Here's to death tomorrow Here's a laugh on the way To the devil with sorrow. -I ,,,,. If 1- . ,. 'nf -mi. ,N,:- 5 If gf , : , M' , -1 W , ', Q Nm-A I 3--9-wa-,Q T:-. L' it 7.. 5 1 'WR- I I M' runv.! nun aw, F - ,, ,xQ 5 .iq ,..,h ...A E V , . .. ..,. ,-, ' 'E - . - .1-q,,,A 1 ,wi M " "'- . - ' " '.,g,1,., v - .,.. Ii -A r-72"-2.4, I' f, 'fo M ' - - ,ans ' ma . 1 "Ia, X- I Y 4 50' 1 Il ,, ik: i. I f f+,..w , , u-.I I I. ' A A I KF' M211 971 N' I Q' E fjr- n , V -ew . T' 1-. I ? E EGWVQ. - 1 , - . I' ' - I T ' g 7 JL V . ,, 1 ' I ' tv-e--.. ' , 1 ' V ' V , -. If-.. . - I r . . I' ' ' 'R' , . I nn' NT- ' N 1 1 rj: vig. X K nun, , "--MM, H- t v U fx t h It l v f X .-f KT-mn urn- iii: 5 liz- i l 1 'ICU I Q lu Llwim W Kill I I FF 1 Duma A FRENCH RECITATION IN THE. GOATS Section marcher-"Mon Lootenon, too sont praysongf' Instructor-"Eh bien. When did you shine those shoes last?" 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." March-"Sir? er----er-IVIusserr?" 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 ojerduwee?" 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?" Inst.-"Eh bien." ,lyamesgul clon't know the French worcl for Jocko, Muh- soor. 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 avez ecrit." Mac.-Hjuh nuh comprong pah, Mehseerf' lnst.-"Eh bien. M. Merrell, quel verbe avez vous ecrit?" Merrell--Ujuh ne say pass, M'sewer." lnst.-"Eh bien. Lisez, s'il vous plait, Monsieur Herman." Herman-"Repertay, silver plate, Mongsurf' Inst.-"Regardez le tableau de Monsieur Abernethy. C'est correct n'est-ce pas?" Abe-"No, munsoof' 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- i s?" 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! F. M.-"Sapristil" 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 a skag." 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 len. lnst.-Section Marcher! SECTION MARCHERV' S. M.-"Sir?" lnst.-"Report every man in your section for talking in the hall. Also report yourself for allowing talking in your section." V 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." lnst.-Eh bien." H8 II.. PENSEROSO 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. ' it 4' 1, ,fy 744,011 ya , f r f .t- ' ft i. w., Zigi, f if - ,A 'li W New Cadet Ellis, A.lVl--"Number four half past one o'clock : two men on my post." THE. SKAG 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 . - TU, , 215 I 'Lf Y' . x 1 xl? ' fn 4: 'Xu 'cl I S.. -f I l if xx- N.- ,f6D N flfif- lil fc 5 fl--'gs-, J .1- m BLHNKS ,,..-- IJENFANT TERRIBLE CA True Storyj 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 CUnprintable matter indicated by starsj vkvkbkfk vkvkvkvkvkvkvk iI42IUIUkPI4 Ikflvlfvkfkfkfkfli wk Pkvlvkik vkbk Pkvkvklk PIHIHKPIHIHRFIC fk 4- I4 Pllrkvkrlvk vkilc :lf Dkvkflvkiliilvkthl-PH2k?lf2k?lvk2I4vk1I4 I I l 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." A TOAST 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. your smile, your hair. soft and white. the love to do and dare, moon that night. years. And here's to Your lips, Your arms so Here's to 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 mean. 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. IZI A in JF 75511 bag . Ab: alia - Ay' ,i -'Z-iioniix , 35. 1- 1- Q-'ff -X M .f-er . ' r , yi Zi NJXGJ , Q X I . ., if' X ' , X X 1 , f M ,fi ,, , BEAST BARRACKS New Cadet Smith, E. C. returns from the hospital where he has been having a sore finger treated. Wise Owl Swanton: "Say, Smith, you clon't have to march to dinner unless you want to." 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 the center." DREHM6 HND Rsnulfc Rs. I , 1 I " ,Q QQWSHYQU .JDE A 'f law I ' IQ,-1.-,"l-get-tl Q.: ff .z 'Q :,Z?,:pN,nk 'VXA' 'TRU X , ,F 5543- 3-'X I. JKIIVK X f . ye: L -.7 Mtg - ,,g.. ll pm rx " ' liff'f'1 -5 u r was a e f'- l -If-4' ' I'-F-i Taq- x 35' 4f'A all 1"'l'Ilw l ff. I I ss.-.-We np.. iw, f f , u'.:g+f l is 1 l l -.f , f X F 1 2 'Q .4 - A 'X ex" Y nf ' ' I f so , !!liL ffffgf " ig A 'if gf X.-Llylllidcff ' - Q L ' ,-,I Y 7 V 'v ' ' I ' ' ' 1 A ' ,,,,,,,,......--- I ......-ti Wim -L I 4.1 M... fm E I v Mn '-nIl-n 1 l"0 f"1"'y l i 'I i np. lm-w--1 "" 'r "" 3"""'I Iii I if 'ag ::":' W? g . Wo! -- -I--fm -1 I I -'-71t....l ,I W, I W ' fl QQ Q si i , lg, W I . . 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 executed." 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 Monsarratt ooh say put a grind in about me wonft Or Why a Yearling Spends Christmas on the Radiator 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, NG 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 1 Y . g q .. g 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 CHAPTER XXXVII THE LAUNDRY LIST Laundry night in "F" Company Barracks. Bruno: "Can,t bone any more. Guess I'll make out my laundry." 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 my laundry." 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- turning. ' "Slow obeying call to quartersnf-2 D's. "Creating disturbance by running after laundry wagon" -3 more. 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." -2 more. 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 laundry." Tac: "lVlr. B., l had to report you for sending one sock and claiming two in last week's laundry"-only 2. Total-I7 Demerits. "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" Cheer up. Furlouglfs coming. ? 'I' lf' g '- . --2' S x :f ly R if -. 'c l Gig ,I ffl x alggsfgwfl 3 xii 15g X W --fa Qfki. ,e so ff X- ji -v. 3 i' fm- To EDITOR FURLOUGH BooK, Dearest Sir: 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 subdivision inspector.j 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 you do?" 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." Lug: . .....,... .. . . 'W J' .' i If-AI Ig ilvirfll I Ill . I' ..'L..:1...-..:,- 7 il l x, If I fj51R' I I . ozgsx tl lg gf, I 7 I . IL AFTER TI-IE NAVY GAME Merrell Cleaving cafe and noticing uniform All-Right, Sir." 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 ed doorman OC THE FOURTH DIMENSION DISCOVERED .,,,,,,,, .... -- ' .--II ,, W , -: -..Li ' V 1:--mv: --'--f--'--M! - '4 , . : J ' i ' -.A ' ' ' Q . K .. . '-' , Q, 5 17 X A ""' f X 1 ,I r ," , '- , x X X as l ' X- ' ...-.-...--L-. A A 1 gg fs g gg A 7 -E5."'fSl2 A MATH RECITATION BY CADET BLANKS 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- ramic form." 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." THE WEEKEND 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. THAT LIST 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' EVERYFILEXS LIBRARY A de l..uxe Edition of the Brain-children of the Class of I9I6. No home complete without this valuable set. Price 25c per volume. ' I00fZ, off for cash. Send 30c and get a beautiful picture of the south area on Saturday afternoon where many of these interesting and instructive dissertations were evolved from the inner consciousness of our towers of intellectual strength. ' 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 .... I 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 :kNotice: Books marked with a star may be had for half price. 'W' I I if ft W 1 fi' 3 , iff . .gH':1 W I' ?"Q'ff2 X 9' .,f,. A l --""' ' "' Mm" Quia Tac.: "I-low may infantry meet a cavalry charge?" u Eleyz "Well, in the melee 'they sometimes meet it lying down, sir." DRILLS 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. ROTTEN! 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." "What for?" "Sir, I made a mistake in the manual at parade, sir in -. as ,fm . 'ul 2- were if' NJ ' X: WI V 4- -. I My - f . I , HSL , All .. ,, 4 H! 4 I I 1 ,,.: llama 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 ones, sir." 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?" SLI Martin, T. I... Qfrom Memfus, Tennuhseej: "Whiskey, A kaydet who sampled the hash Said, "Waiter, just give it a splash Ofustrong disinfectant Or I am expectant 'Twill walk off the plate with a diash Q, Q Eu x '- I : C-l 15? 57 V V vm., A 'I 7 5 . I . Nik-9 51 . K b ' , QJQ Z? f Q-W WHAT NEXT? six WORD FARCE 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! 1 Sas? . . . 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. f , 'rl P W 3- . gl ,ff Y l .. f f ko -.fri UT I N 5 gl fx i in fi Coat Cfrom bedj-" What are you standing there freez- . Y i ' ' if . ,, m n A . ing for? :A f- px 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 1, :Q-5 -qlfsiinuu. 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. 1. l. -3fiL.f '71-' 1 JF .-.lux I' , . Headquarters United States Military Academy, A West Point. N. Y., June IZ. l9l4. Special Orders, No. l02. Extract. 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. Styer,lW. D. 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. Hudnutt. D. 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. Spence, W. Sharrer. R. A. Richb, W. 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. Crane. M. Ruther ord. R. C. Pickering. J. A. Wilson, W. R. Cockreli. J. K. Townsend, S. A. Beverley, B. S. Lieb..J. J. 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. Krayenbuhl. C. 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. James. B. Lange. O. F. Miller, M. L. Herkness, S. 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. Herman, H. 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. Swanton, D. 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. 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