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

 - Class of 1911

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till June. A sentinel paces slowly back and forth before the "headquarters tent. A challenge rings out through the moist tropical air. and Arthur enters, bringing with him as captive the leader of the Revolutionists. The consequent rejoicings bring the comm a no officer. Major Trembly, on the scene. He thinks it is a mutiny, but finally is made to understand the situation, and orders a lx ard to investigate whether or not the customs of war in like cases were followed. Arthur and Lieut. Ellen give flatly contradictory testimony, the latter having been an eyewitness. They agree, however, that something hup|K ncd, which fact the Major comments utH n. The testimony of the captured leader— obtained by Sertor Pilero, the interpreter was not very satisfactory, owing to the Presidente’s Spanish. The court unanimously decides that the cadet. Arthur, was somewhat to blame, but they promise to give him justice. While the Board has retired to decide on their sentence. Dorothy enters, and is soon joined by Betty and Aunt Carrie, their chaperon. The girls were very anxious to see closely some of the country, and so had follower! the cadet volunteers to Xico Koco. During their conversation, they discover that Benny is making love to a native woman, who cannot understand English, doesn't appreciate the situation, and insists upon making affectionate demonstrations in Betty's presence. Aunt Carrie and Betty leave Benny to free himself of this new incumbrance. Arthur and Dorothy clear away all difficulties, and swear to Ik constant always and forever. At this juncture, the court reappears to announce its verdict, which is fairly lenient, seeing that so much good has l ecn accomplished. The proceedings are interrupted by the arrival of a band of monks, who arouse Lieut. Ellen’s suspicions. He soon discovers that they are not monks, and they are forced 190

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Sjunbrrbtlj i2tgf)t J§ f)oU) A FTEK many trials and vicissitudes, the Dialectic Society at last succeeded in presenting the Hundredth Night Show this year on March 4th. The conditions were slightly more difficult to contend with than usual, the time for rehearsals being more limited than ever la-fore. However, due to the help of Mr. Basil Savidge, the play finally rounded into shape by the last week in February. ( ur thanks arc due to him this year as in the past; and we are also under obligation to Mr. Philip Egner. Teacher of Music, for his music and orchestration of the entire play, and to the band for their co-operation and support. ’"The Follies" served to present an example to us. and to those who follow, of the terrible events which may precede the happy hour of graduation, and incidentally they reflected some of our foibles and weaknesses. The action begins with a view of some cadets operating a temj orarily erected mortar primary station on Trophy Point. While at work they are interrupted by Dorothy Dodge and Betty Hopkins, two entrancing West Point summer girls, who come to meet their friends Cadets Arthur Flint and Benny Wilson. Benny and Betty promptly go for a walk, while Arthur, having a good opportunity, decides to propose to Dorothy. He is interrupted several times- -first by Lieut. Ellen, then in succession by Mrs. Gottmcind, an orderly, Benny (who has been deprived of his femme by Lieut. Ellen), and finally by Lieut. Ellen and Mrs Gottmcind together. The latter has come to West Point with her six nieces to inspect the place, and Lieut. Ellen (highly recommended by Benny) shows her around the Post. Lieut. Ellen was also to have provided escorts for the six nieces, but somehow the lonely young ladies were well provided for before lie got around to it. While Lieut. Ellen is busy with his platoon, the course of true love is stopped by an obstacle Arthur has written a letter for his room-mate, who has met with an accident Plus letter is to Ins room-mate's fiancee, but absent-mindedly Arthur has written Dorothy's buttons, photograph breastplate, fried egg. pin. and class ring At the psvehoh’igical cn l-t a lJu,anl cnlcrs and informs the assembled multitude of the cmler allow- mg twenty men to go to Xico Koco to quell a serious in-su r recti on there. A r-thur.liecom-ingsuddcnly sick of life, vo lu 11 leers to go. So does Benny. In the second Act the scene shifts to Camp Dikij 1. 1 a-tion, in the early morning of the lootli Dav 189



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to admit that they arc the Cadet Choir on another two (lavs'leave, and to prove it thev sing to the court. 1 he proof is conclusive. The new arrivals are greatly disappointed when they discover that the insurrection has been quelled and the war ended, hut they console themselves by remembering that they arc in time to assist the victorious invading army in celebrating the " Hundredth Night." The whole production ranked with the very best of its kind ever given, and every man remotely connected with the alTair deserves great credit. The music as a whole compared very favorably with any of former years, while the chorus numbers and dancing were vastly ahead of anything before attempted. All the principal parts were creditably handled, particularly those which were taken by Gray, Beatty, Bagby, and that star of all impersonators. Malony, whose every gesture caused a titter." Wyche and Holliday made good in the two girls’ parts, and Walmsley, in another suffragette part, was better than ever, the only drawback being the scarcity of his chances to get in aline. The " pony ballet," Morrissey, Kilncr and I’lloa, were inimitable, hast, though in no way least, the " feminine" members of the chorus were a pretty enough set to start on Broadway in opi osition to the real thing ci)f Jfollirs of 1911 (3nb € thrr ) ct ffhtstc.il feono Hr tour in Ctvo Sets Book by PAUL SOKG KE1NECKK Musical Director. Philip R Faymonvillk Lyrics by Mjimiipms op Class op ivii Sta e Manager, Haiq Shkkbrjiah .Music borrowed or com;«osol Projwrty Manager. Huikrt G. Suntok Orchestrated by Mr. Philip Eokrr Cast Miss Dorothy Dooms..... .......................................... • • R lph C. H Woy, Mrs. Gottmrind op HrroNX, who visits West Point..................... -Stephen M .V Mr. Arthur Plikt tr-l| - W lp JA ,, Mx Brnnt Wilson £■ LIP.. . L0«» KLLRK | .......... 'p.TJ I Orav uA7 i Mcmbcr ,hcGrral T u .v.v.v.'.v.v:'.v:johTt-Vauy: El Prrridkstr or Ntco Roco . .. . V.' KmVk BaLb}' Sknok Com Pkdko Pilkro, interpreter ........................ • ivniianTI Morrissey t». c o.r UBS 85555R: I w"'m™TaKuE tstSur { axf “ I . . wu nVo Act L- Trophy Point ; summer morning .luring the last week of First Claw entnp. . Act 1! Camp General Dflape I Dation at NtcoRoco: six months after Act I; early morning of the tooth till June ti ' 11 11 ■|» 'i j Day IQI

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