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■ S i ' i tmm ' ■m P- ;fC: • ■,; ' : ' ??• ' i-M - ' .?■ S- ix■ y■;: iJ!Hr. anb rs. eo, Jf , MoblE|) r .jA The HOWITZER THE YEAR BOOK OF THE CORPS 0 CADETS Published by THE CLASS OF 1921 which graduated on November i, 191 8 1 0oretDorb rto %}€ past pear !)as seen a crisis C intf)tlifeoftf)citlilitarpacab cmy. Ef)c stress of tf)eMlorlb ar mabf ucccssarp tijr ht- struction of tt)c olt) orber anb tfjr inaugura= tion of tl)c ncU). € ur class stanbs on tfjc tfjrcsljolb. tf)c last anb tfjc first. Jfortunc fjas giUeu us tljc opportimitp to djroniclc tf)c f)istorp of tl)is djaugc. utiicct to stringent limitations as to time Ujc sfjall cnbcaPor ttu ' ougf) tins Polumc to form a connecting link m tlje cfjain of classes tufnd) compose tlje " long grep line. " 3f tip so boing toe map fjanb on in anp ••. measure tlje spirit of " (Dlb est |Doint " our tuork Uiill not Ijabe been in bain s» f G tt)osie gonsi of OTesit loint tt)l)o mabe tfje supreme sacrifice on tfje bloobp litlh of jFrance toe t)uml)lp bebicate bolume 4 iltc hallNot§Iccp n iFlantii ' rti ticlCis II ' poppies bloiu luiccn ihc Crosses, rtiui on roiD. at inarU our place; unit in llic sky c larks slill braucly sinijin5 tly, arcc kcarCl amiCisI the yuns below. lUc arc llic i!cuC». orf Clays ago roc liocD. felt Dawn, saw suns el ijlow. occCl anCi were loreC . iini now luc lie iln iFlanilcrs ticliis. Slake up ovir iiuarrd witli tkc foe, o uou troni liiiiing liani)5 we throw tlie Oorch- c yours to holCl it hii h; ' I)f uc break faith with us who die. )Ue shall not sleep, houoh poppies ijroxu iln lanOcrs ficliis. " I.teiil.-Col. McCrae yf ■y X « Copyright lyiS By Bauer Black Reprinted by permission _ ADMINISTRATION : X UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY f. Sitperi)ite}ide}it and Commandant Colonel SAMUEL E. TILLMAN U. S. ARMY, ' 69-No. 3 II I! MILITARY STAFF Lieutenant Colonel William A. Ganoe, Infantry, Adjutant of the Military Academy and of the Post; Secre- tary of the Academic Board; ' 07-No. 52. Colonel Saml ' el R. Jones, Quartermaster Corps, Quar- termaster of the Military Academy and of the Post; Dis- bursing Officer; in charge of construction; ' 67-No. 28. Major Herbert E. Marshbirn, Infantry, Treasurer of the Military Academy and Quartermaster and Commis- sary for the Corps of Cadets, ' 10- No. 49. Lieutenant Colonel William H. Haskixs, Medical Corps, National Army Surgeon. OFFICERS ON DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS U. S. M. A. Lieutenant Colonel Rodney H. Smith, Quartermaster Corps, . ' ssistant to Quartermaster, ' 08-24. Major Reginald B. Cocroft, Coast Artillery Corps Assistant to Quartermaster, ' 10-N0.20. Major Claude F. Curtis, Quartermaster Corps, Assistant to Quartermaster. Major Reiff H. Hannum, Coast .Artillery Corps, assistant to Quartermaster, ' 14-N0. 40. Major Adam E. Potts, Coast .Artillery Corps, Personel Adjutant, ' 14-N0. 78. Captain Arthur B. Proctor, Quartermaster Corps, .Assistant to Quartermaster. 2ND Lieutenant .A. W. Peterson, Quartermaster Corps, .Assistant to Quartermaster; Post Exchange Officer. 2ND Lieutenant H. J. Thyng, Quartermaster Corps, .Assistant to Quartermaster. James E. Runcie, ist Lieutenant, U. S. A., retired. Librarian, (16 May 1914.) ' 79-No. 9. Clayton E. Wheat, Chaplain, (15 November 1918), Philip Egner, Teacher of Music, (17 June 1909). Frederick C. . 1aver. Organist and Choirmaster, (12 May 191 1). i DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS COMMANDANT OF CADETS Colonel Jess Bugge. Infantry, Cadet U. S. M. A., ' 91- ' 9S; appointed from Minnie sota; No. 4; ind Lieutenant of Infantry, ' 95; 1st Lieutenant, ' 98: Captain, ' 01; Retired ' 16; Lieutenant Colonel, ' 18; Colonel. ' 18; Commandant of Cadets, ' 18. INSTRUCTORS LlEl ' TENANT CoLoNEL JuHN E. Hatch. Field Artillery (Commanding I. ' , i. M. A. Field . rtillery Detachment), Instructor of Artillery Tactics, ' 11-No. iO. Lieutenant Colonel Herman J. Koehler. U. S. Army, Master of the Sword. Instructor of Military Gymnastics and Physical Culture. Lieutenant Colonel Hugh L. Walthall, Infantry, . ssistant to the Commandant, ' 04-No. lis. Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Santschi, .Jr.. Infantry (Commanding Student Officer Battalion). Instructor of Infantry Tactics. ' 07-No. 51. Major John K. Brown, Cavalry (Commanding U. S. M. . Cavalry Detachment), Instructor of Riding, ' OS-No. 59. Major Rich. hd D. Newman. Cavalry (Commanding 3rd Battalion, U. S. C. C). Instructor of Riding. ' 08-. o. 63. Major Frederick Hanna, Coast . rtillerv Corps (Commanding 1st Battalion V. S. C. C). Instructor of Coast Artillery and Infantry Tactics. ' OS-No. li. Major Dougl.vs T. Greene, Infantrv (Commanding ind Battalion U. S. C. C), Instructor of Infantrv Tactics, ' lS-No.41. Major Paul W. Newoaeden, Infantry (Commanding Student Officer Company), Instructor of Infantry Tactics, ' IS-No. 71. Major Francis H. Forbes. Infantrv (Commanding Company of Cadets). Instruc- tor of Infantry Tactics. ' 14-No. SO. . Ingiis. Infantry (Commanding Student Officer Company), ' 16- . 48. Major .Morman D. f ages. Quartermaster I " . S. ( . Captain .Iames deB. Wiluai and Infantrv Tactics. . ssi t Culture, ' 16 No. B6. Capt. Alhert C. STvNloRn. Cavalry (Coi Infantry (Commanding Band; Officer in charge of pack- I " . C.l. Instructor of Infantry Tactics. ' 17- No. 79. it . rtillery Corps. Instructor of Coast . rtillery tuctor of Military Gymnastics and Physical 66. Inst TAIN Walter W. Warn r,r Company), ' 17-No. 31. ■TUN Matthew B. Ridgw ..f Infantry Tactics. ' 17-No .tur of Infantr ,l..rof Hi, nding Company of Cadets), ' 17-No. Coast . rtillery Corps (Commanding Student Infantr.v (Commanding Cadet Company), Instruc- ifantry (Commanding Student Officer Company), K. ,1m (•a . .. (Co umanding Company of Cadets), anding Company of Cadets), In- liifantry (Cc ,lrii. I.r of liifnitry Tactics, ' n-.No. 106. n M N ( . I ' ill. . K V. Pope, U. S. . rmv, . ssistant Instructor of MiUtary Gymnastics .,n.l Pll .M,ll 1 ulture. ( iTMN .liPiiN It. Saunders, Cavalrv (Commanding Cadet Compan.v), Instructor of Hidiiii;. ' IS-No. 79. I iLiUN M »Ki,L M. CoRPENlNG. Cavalrv. Instructor of Riding. ' 19-No. 113. I»i l.iFi itsvNr Rohert McD. Graham. Infantry (Commanding Company of f.ul.t- . In-irurlor of Infantrv Tactics. ' 19-No. 84. 1-T I, in I tx. NT .John .M.Johnson. Field Artillery (Duty »ith C. S. M. A. Field Artill. rv 1 . I.I. Iiment). Instructor of Infantry Tactics. •18-No.l5. 1 1 1,11 I 1 1 N M CoRNELH;s C. Jadwin (Commanding Cadet Company), Instructor of Uiiiiiii;, Iti No. S5. CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS Thomah Jenkins Francis Dolls J. M. Gelas, Military Gymnastics and Fencing. William J. Cavanaugu DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR Colonel Wirt Robinson, Cadet U. S. M. A., ' H;- ' K7, :ippointeil fromJV ' iremia; No. y; 2nd Lieutenant 4th Artillery, " 87; 1st Lieuten- ant, ' q,?; Captain, ' 01; Major, ' 07; Lieutenant Colonel, ' 11; Pro- fessor ot Chemistry and Geoloyy, I ' . S. M. A. ' 11. ASSISTANT PKOFKSSOR Major HARVK M. Hobbs, Kield Artillery, ' 10, No. 4;. INSTRUCTORS Major David . 1. Crawford, Coast Artillery, ' 12, ' No. ifi. .Major La Rhkh L. .Stiart, Coast Artillery Corps, ' 14, No. 12, 1ST LiEi ' TKNANT Thomas Phtllips, Infantry. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND EXPERI- MENTAL PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR Lieutenant Colonel Clifton C. Carter, Cadet U. S. M. A., ' 95- ' 99; appointed from Kentucky; Graduated No. 2i; 2nd Lieuten- ant 6th Artillery, ' 99; 1st Lieutenant, ' 01; Captain, ' 04; General Staff, ' ii- ' ii; Adjutant U. S. M. A., ' 15; Professor of Philosophy U. S. M. A., ' 18. ASSISTANT PROFESSORS LiEiTENAXT Colonel James A. Dorst, Corps of Engineers, ' 13- No. 8. INSTRUCTORS Major Walter K. Dinx, Coast Artillery Corps, ' 10-No. 53. Major Junius W. Jones. Coast Artillery Corps, " 13, No. 30. Captain John W. Rafferty, Field Artillery, ' 16, No. 46. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR Cou NEl. Charles P. EnioLS, Cadil V. S. M. A,. 1887-1891; Appointed Crom Ala bama; KTadualwi 3; Instructor of Mathematics, U. S. M. A.. ' 94; Assistant Professu of llalhcniatics. ' 97; Associate Professor of Mathematics ' 98; Professor of Mathe matics, ' 98; Professor of Mathematics ' 04. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LiEiTE-VAXT CoixiNEL IvENS JoNEs, Field Artillery, lO-No. 34. ASSISTANT PROFESSORS INSTRUCTORS Major Alle.n- P. Co v ;ill, Corps of EnRinecrs, ' U-No. 11. Major Edwin A. IIktiiel. Corps of Engineers, " IS-No. li. Major Dwioht F. Joiin», Corps of Entfincers, 16-No.(J. Major Alihed B. Johnson, Cavalrv, ' IS-No. i». Major Thohi rn K. ItuowN. Cavalry, ' 1.3-No. 33. Major Thomas H. Kees. Infantry, 14-No. 4fi. Major Roiert A. Shakreh, Corps of Eninncers. IB-No. 19. Major Havmom. V. Crauer, Coast Artillery Corps, ' H-No. i . Maj..k Jivt- M. H(NE, Cavalry, ' lO-No. 59. Major .1.. hi, I. It llv. Cavalry. ' IB-No. »5. Major Hauiii .Iov,,. Corps of EnRineers, IT-No. 1. M.UOR Willis E. Tkale, Corps of Engineers, ' 17-No. H. Major Clark Kittrell, Corps of Engineers, ' 17-No. 10. Major Francis A. Enoleuaht. Coast Artillerv Corps, ' 13-No. 18. Captain John T. Mihrav, Infantry, ' 17-.Vo. iS. Captain Hiram B. Ely. Corps of Engineers, IB-No. 4. Captain Herman I " . Waoneh, Coast Artillery Corps, ' 18-No. tt. Captain Philip S. Dav, Coast Artillery Corps, ' IH-No. 8. Captain Frank C. Meade, Coast Artillery Corps, ' IS-No. 4«. Captain Willaru I). Mi rphv. Coast Artillerv Corps, IB-No. 60. Captain Thomas J. Heavev. Cavalrv, ' l«-N.i. S7. Captain Josh i a A. Stansei.l. Ciivolrv. ' l».. o. B3. Captain Frank E. Bertholet. Cavalry, IK-Nii. 77. Captain Patrick H. Timothy. Corps of Engineers. ' 19-No. «. Captain Leuand H. Hewitt, Corps of Engineer., ' 19-No. 9. Captain Preston W. Smith. Corps of Engineers. ' 19-No. II. Captain Cuahli-s F. Baish. Corps of Engineers. ' 19-No. 17. Ca ' TaiN Jam.s .M. Vol Ni. Corps of Engineers. 19 No M. DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL MILITARY ENGINEERING, MILITARY SIGNALLING AND TELEGRAPHY PROFESSOR Colonel William Henrv Fowler; Cadet, U. S. M. A., 1906-10; appointed from Nebraska, graduated 9; ind Lieut. Engineers, 1910; 1st Lieut. 1913; Capt., 1916, Major 1917; Lieut. Col., 191 8; Colonel, 1918; Professor of P. M. E. U. S. M. A., 1918. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Lieutenant Colonel James A. Dorst, Corps of Engineers; ' 13- No. 8. INSTRUCTORS Major John F. Smylie, Corps of Engineers, ' 15- No. 8. Major Edwin A. Bethel, Corps of Engineers, ' 15-N0. 12. Major Robert G. Guyer Corps of Engineers, ' 16-N0. 14. Major Robert A. Sharrer, Corps of Engineers, ' 16-N0. 19. Captain Hiram B. Ely, Corps of Engineers, ' 18-N0. 4. I DEPARTMENT OF DRAWING I-IEUTENANT CoLONEL EuWIN R. STirART, Cadet U. S. M. A., ' 92-96; appointed from West Virginia; No. i; additional 2nd Lieutenant Engineers, ' 96; 2nd Lieutenant, ' 98; Captain, ' 04; Major, ' 09; Pro- fessor of Drawing, II. S. M. A., ' 11. INSTRUCTORS Major Kreu B. Im.i.is, Infantry, ' 16-N0. 48. Major Cvrm. A. Fhei.ax, Coast Artillery Corps, ' 12-N0. 49. Captain George F. Paiten, Cavalry, ' 07-No. 107. Captain Victor W. B. Wales, Cavalry, ' 16-N0. 62. K SM |Ml_ ,. i pfe (- J Qr ft -, =G5 DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND HISTORY PROFESSOR Lieutenant Coloxei. Lucius H. Holt, Professor, U. S. Army; B. A. Yale, ' 02; M. A. Yale, ' 04; PhD. Yale, ' 05; Instructor in English Yale, ' o5- ' o8; Assistant Editor Webster ' s New InternationalDiction- ary, ' o8- ' io; Professor of English and History U. S. M. A., ' 10. ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Lieutenant Colonel William E. Morrison, ' 06-No. 52. Major Charles A. King, Jr., ' 13-N0. 73. Captain Edwin A. Everts, ' 09-No. 34. INSTRUCTORS Major Desmore O. Nelson, ' 13-N0. 62. Major Robert G. Guver, ' 16-N0. 14. Major Hugh Mitchell, ' 16-N0. 69. Major Joseph H. Grant, ' 16-N0. 94. Major William A. Copthorne, ' 13-N0. 20. Captain Albert W. Draves, ' 16-N0. 22- Captain Willis M. Chapin, ' 16-N0. 47. Captain Herbert C. Holdridce, ' 17-N0. 55. Captain Nicholas W. Lisle, ' 17-N0. 58. Captain William K. Harrison, ' 17-N0. 73. 1ST Lieutenant Milton W. Davis, ' 18-N0. 96. 1ST Lieutenant Joseph S. Robinson, ' 19-N0. 57. 1st Lieutenant John L. Hanley, ' 19-N0. 64. Departments Suspoided During the War E»!erge)icy Period. DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES PROFF.SSOR COLONKI. CORNEI.HS De W. WiLLCOX, Cadet U. S. M. A., ' 8i- ' 85; appointed from Georgia; No. 4; 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Artillery, ' 85; 1st Lieutenant, ' yi; Captain, 4th Artillery ' 00; Major Artillery, ' o ; Professor of Modern Languages U. S. NL A., ' 10. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND MILITARY ENGINEERING PROFESSOR Colonel Gi ' stav J. Fieberger, Cadet U. S. M. A., ' 75- ' 79; appointed from Ohio; No. 5; 2nd Lieutenant of Engineers, ' 79; 1st Lieutenant, ' 82; Captain, ' yi; Pro- fessor of Civil and Military Engineering U. S. M. A., 96. DEPARTMENT OF LA ' PROI ' l ' .SSOR Colonel Frank L. Dodds, Cadet U. S. iNL . ., ' 75- ' 7q; appointed from Illinois; No. 20; 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry, ' 79; 1st Lieutenant, ' 87; Captain , ' 98; Major Judge Advocates General ' s Department ' 02; Professor of Law, U. S. M. . ., ' iS. DEPAR TMKXT OF ORD- NANCE AND CiUNNERY Professorial Chair J ica)U rrB r u 1 DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY HYGIENE PROFF.SSOR Lieut. Colonel Willia.m H. Haskins, Medical Corps, National Army. I THE CLASS OF TWENTY HMHI Aaron Breen Corzelius Fonvielle Anderson Brimmer Cothran Freeman Autry Brinkley Crawford, H. W. Gibney Babitt Broome Cullens Gildart Baclig Brown, J. T. Cunningham Gilland Badger Browne, I. L. Dana Gillespie Baker, J. K. Buchanan Denny, T. R. Glasgow Banister, P. B. Butler, F. B. Dever Goerz Barlow, W. H. Callaway Dickey Goodin Barnes Cambre Dickson, B. A. Gorman Bathurst Canan Dietrich Gorlinski Beers Carroll, D. F. Dolph Graham, J. Bennett, W. C, Jr. Carroll, J. V. Dunkelburg Gray, L. E. Benton Carter, W. V. Dunn, L. H. Griffiths Bergman Chadwick, B. F. Dzau Groves Bevans, S. M. Chorpening Eddy Gullatt Binder Christiansen Elleman Hahn Bixby, L. H. Cocke Epes Hamilton, J Blair, H. W. Colson Ericson Harding Blair, W. C. Colwell Evans Hastings Boatner Conrad, G. B. Farley, . F. Hatch Bonwell Conrad, V. J. Fellers Hemenway Bowman Coolidge Fitzpatrick Hendrick Hesp Hicks, D. W. Hicks, R. A. Hill, J. H. C. Hillard Hinds Hinton Hixon Hogan Holbrook, W. A Hubbell Hughes Jenkins Jervey, J. P. Jewell Johnson, A. W. Johnson, D. T. Keasler Kehoe Kelly, P. Kendall Keyser Kilboume B. leiij Itslie Um,].H lipnaii McCone McGUtit Milltt.A. Miller. E,( Millet, M, ™ -„— ,.. J» mtammei ' tiTt.r.:i ;ikitia . ' 4 ; 5 .s4i= A- . i Knudsen Miller. W. B. Platte Slifer Valentine Kricgcr Molitor, E. S. Pope Smith, C. M., Jr. Van Voorst Lee Monroe Powers Smith, E. W. Vesey Lcng Montgomery Praeger Snow Vidal Leslie Moore, C. H. Pulsifer Spring Walker Lewis. J. H. Moore, J. M. Rhoads, J. L. Stansbury Walsh Lipman Morrison Rhoads. M. Stearns Wanamaker Lock Moss Riani Stevens, B. G. Watkins Lodge Muller Rogers. H. L. Stevens, F. A. Webster Lovett Munford Rosendahl Stice Welch McCone Murray Saville Stokes Wells McGiffert Niles Sawtelle Styron Wheeler, R. B. McReynolds Norman Schilling Swift Whelchel Mackensie Odor Schow Tatum Wicks Madigan Ogden Scott Taylor Williams. R. P. March O ' Grady Scarby Thornburgh Williamson, G. M Mason O ' Rouark Sexton Trichel Wilson, A. M. Mcndenhall Palmer, H. A. Shaler Trower Winn, J. S. Mickelsen Pearson Sheridan Tucker Witters Middlcton Peckham Sherman. J. B. Twichell Yeager Miller, A. Pence, A. W. Shcrrill Twitty Yoder Miller. E. G. Pence, J. P. Shrader Usis York Miller, M. M. Piland The Oath of Allegiance ( 1920 CLASS HISTORY 1 1 VERYTHING orig- inal or unusual that can t)efall a class seems to have bt en a part of the history of 1920. At the very start Congress decided to make us an exceptional class by doubling the number of appointments. Thus we started out with a hand- icap; for people said that never could the Academy assimilate so hirge an entering class in the good old-fashionedwa . Itwasuptous to show that it could be done, and from our part in the activities of the last two and one half years we leave the reader to decide the mea- sure of our success. In spite of our peculiar origin we were greeted in the time honored manner on that eventful June morning. No cheering crowds, no noisN band, no outstretched hand of fellowship awaited us, only that grim band of super-men, the Beast Detail. The whirl of initiation into the elements of things military, the salutations, classificationsand con- fiscations of those first ten hours left us in a state of coma. It was all a nightmare, yet those of us who had the saving sense of humor found cause for many a laugh at our own expense. Soon we began to learn how to fear. The fame and efficiency of Marco, " King of the Beasts, " and of the headquarters in the i8th Division spread among us. And what an impression the deep growl of " Deke ' ' Saunders, the staccato barking of " Leo " Erler and the vociferousness of " Dick " Richards made U|)on us. Remember the old catchword, " How ' s the Bat, Marco? " and tlu ' (leep-throatc ' ci " Filt -titt " in res()onse. 1 1 was some tinie 1 )el()re we learned that Krler wanted to know the uniform tor (Hnner and that the answer meant dress coats and white trousers. Then tollowed in (juick succession tlie First Retreat, F " irst Parade, and F ' irst Inspection. There we meet tlie hugl)ear ot all delinquents, the ever-inspecting " Tac. " Summer camp brought with it new difficulties and new mentors. Each and every " ' earling " knew our individual record, so we thought, and woe to the frown of the Detail. ow, too, came our first insight of real " Kaydet-life. " How good it felt to be recognized by one ' s " pred, " or by some friend of pre-military days. The Juliettes came, and there was some one now upon whom we could look down with C(jn tempt because of their ignorance and grossness. Infantile ParaKsis settled down on the land and brought with it close (juaran- tine for the Kaydets. And this same c|uarantine was far from a blessing, for the Upper Classmen who were thus prevented from visiting their " fair ones " vented their spleen on the " Plebes. " In addition the(|uar- antine prevented us from taking a real hike in August. To be sure we had week-end trips to Popolopen and Bog Meadow , and learned such facts as, " The Hudson River is the boundary between hostile states. " rhe ' were, however, a wel- come respite from the eternal round of drill, dancing, and tank work for the " W ' alri. " At least one of us gained fame in summer camp, for Retidy for Inspeclion Roswell Aaron, unfortunate youth, was section marcher ot every " Plebe " formation we attended. The final week was the longest of all, for it was then that the " ' ear- lings " held sway, while the First Class was away at Fort Meyer. 3 ' MM With Septeml)er came barracks, and with barracks came books and " tenths " (not " tenths " for all of us). Each Saturday during the fall we saw another team bow before T ie Call of the Tenths the Army ' s might. By November enthusiasm was at fever pitch. The Navy ' s goat was reputed well fed on victory cups, nails, and hard- ware of various kinds, but with Army Mule well shod we felt com- petent to meet all comers. Who can ever forget that glorious Saturday, the Navy Game. Doubly welcome to us " Plebes, " as for the first time we felt ourselves taken into the fellowship of the Corps. The game itself needs no description. " OUie ' s " famous run was the first of a long series of thrills that ended in another victory, 15 to 7. Knowing that our class had been well represented by ' idal, Shrader, IVIarch, and Hahn we celebrated to the full on the night after the game. Thanksgiving past we settled down to our first try at the " writs. " Welcome indeed was the rest af- forded by Christmas week. Almost as good as " recognition, " so it seemed to us. In January our class suffered heavily, for fifty men were victims of the Academic Board. t| March 4th brought the next mile- stone in our career, for, armed with laundry bags and tar buckets, we set out for Washington. In spite of weary hours of waiting we enjoyed the whole experience, and returned with fresh zeal for our work. The sixth of April brought news that stirred the whole nation. W ' e expected something to happen, and happen it did. The early graduation of 19 1 7 caused only a brief excite- % Ciiar.l Moipiliuj ment in our midst. Then one spring day came the order for the gradua- tion of 1918 in August. That noon Bedlam itself seemed loosed in the Mess Hall, and the hundred yards from the Mess Hall to the Academic Building seemed rather a hundred „ -• ' ♦r.l.-..i miles. It was worth it. " Rt ' coi ni- tion " — that magic word. It had come at last, and before its time. Real " Kaydets " were we now ! 53 Of course there was no J une week, so we went to camp while k;i8 stayed in barracks tor some intens- ive training. Some of us were for- tunate enough to welcome 1921 to Beast Barracks. What a joy to initiate others into the inimitable wa s of Beast life. I know we shall never forget our Yearling camp, perhaps others won ' t either — it was one grand, glorious period of excitement. " The Fleas, " " The Dumas " and other similar organizations dispelled all gloom and lite was one drag after another 53 53 When the " Plebes " came to camp, with 19 18 (19 19 had gone upon an unexpected furlough) we settled down to an almost normal life. Drills, " P-S-ing, " tri-weekly hojjs and other pastimes occui)ied our untiring attention. C uiip Il- lumination — this time a real one with plent of " femmes " — we enjoyed to the utmost and soon r u l ' u !,l Ikua! followed our first Big Hike. We were gone for ten days and after com- pletely subduing the surrounding territory, took Cornwall and fin- parted to gain new glory for her Alma Mater at Argonne and St. Mihiel we returned to barracks. 1919 joined us and a second series of battles with the Academic Board began 33 33 The football season began but was handicapped from the start for several reasons — 1918 ' s early graduation had lost us Capt. Jones, Knight and other first string men — idal was taking periodic exer- cise a result of a little affair on the ished up by a glorious night dash across Crow ' s Nest. (Rumors had it there w as method in our mad- ness.) Anyway we survived it and prepared to return to barracks as soon as graduation week was fin- ished. 1918 had a regular gradua- Yea, Chow! tion week and we enjoyed it as much as they because unlike June week there were no " writs, " and even drills were suspended. When Grad- uation was over and 191 8 had de- border (of camp) — and Van de Graaff of 1921 was injured at almost the first practice. Neverthe- less we saw the team rebuilt and a successful season seemed almost certain, provided the Navy Game materialized 33 But, alas, for our dreams, it was willed otherwise and Nov. 24th found us dining in the Mess Hall as usual. Christmas Leave, that long dreamed of " road to Blighty " arrived and departed all too soon. To trv to describe it would be attempting the inipossil)le, it was one grand whirl of festivities and joy unconfined, and New Years found a very sad-hearted chiss of Yearhngs with e es already cast expectanth toward June and Fur- lough 33 53 The semi-annual house-cleaning occurred the latter part of January and more farewells were hid to de- parting Classmates. Not satisfied with one (juaran- tine, another was visited ui)on us Slai e Call and for several da s we lived a life of confined leisure, or leisure a la West Point. Fiction rose to com- manding heights, and they say cer- tain works dear to Kaydet hearts, were exchanged for simis aggregat- ing three ice creams, four pies or six morning rolls. Quarantine i)ut a damper on Hundredth Night, hut the coming of the Faster Hop and the approach- ing graduation ot 1919 with its attendant festivities revived our drooping spirits. The latter occa- sion augured well tor our own early graduation, for had not 1919 com- pleted the course in three years? For the first time we enjoyed a real Jime week 53 The Outdoor Meet hrought new laurels to the class, for ' idal, Shrader, and Niles he- tween them set six new records. Now we were the ranking class, with two incentives to hard work. We had to maintain the standards of the Corps, and also to prepare ourselves for a part in the great struggles ahroad in event of a new graduation order 53 hi spite of rumors to the contrar we gained .35 the coveted furlough, though under unusual conditions. Only half the Class at a time could be spared, so that each man was gone for only Ready for Parade half the summer. Such a vacation was just enough to give added zest to the intensive work of summer drills. So the summer passed, not- able for the numerous hikes and a Popolopen successful Camp Illumination 33 September found us again con- fronted by the academic year, and an intensive one to boot. Under the leadership of Vidal, the football 36 squad started working into shape for a possible Navy Game. Just as the routine of academic work was running smoothly the unexpected happened. Will we ever forget the noon of October third ? The whole Corps was called into the main IMess Hall. The atmosphere was electric with suppressed excitement. The impres- sive figure of Col. Thomlinson, silent and solemn as always — the unfamiliar form of the General Staff Don ' l Crowd, Please. Officer — then " Beebe " Tucker ' s voice rising to a higher pitch than usual under the strain. It had come, 1920 and 1 92 1 to be graduated Nov. 1st! What did n ' t we think about in those five minutes that we stood at attention after the order? And the tumult in the Mess Hall afterwards!! Our final month was one lecture after another, and after that some drill, and then some more drill. In other words we had a month of the most intensive kind of training. To I atltl to tlu ' tlitticullieswewere lal)or- words tioin Col. 1 illnian and Gen. inti unck ' r, the Influenza kept the Jervey only served to increase our hospital and the academic build- interest in what Secretary Crowell ing full of the sick. was going t(j say about our imnie- October 31st and the " Dashing diate future. His promise that we White Sergeant " meant that on would shortly be in France, unless the morrow we should wear the grey the war ended, was the culmination for the last time. Friday morning of a long series of exciting moments, we awakened to " There ' 11 be a Hot When it was all over each man of us Time in the Old Town To-night. " had rcsoKcd to acquit himself to The exercises came all too soon. . s bring credit to his Alma Mater and we formed our hollow sfjuare victory for the cause of his country, around the reviewing stand on the How better could we do it than by Plain few of us failed to realize the following the living motto. " Diitx-, meaning of the ceremony. Stirring Honor, Country. " 37 I f 1 ft I ajfualti es; ' ' And th e lost shall be found " Banistor, W. C. Ros.s MeTioher Hazar Sturtz Miller, .1, K.. Jr. Hi ' nistoin Tanner Moore. A. .1.. .Jr. Hrown. T.. S. ' J ' owiisend Morf.;an. A. C. Hycis Waidlich Morris, E. L. Clark Waddell Noel Cooley Windham Odell Coulter Works Piuiuet DanuTon Baheock Wentworth Donnelly, P. A. Brown, R. I). Quinn Evorett Burton Ramsey Fasnacht Cain Ransom Fraiikcl Carherry Remaly Gainl.ill Carter, M.H. Sehuler (iiicntlu ' r Challaeonihe Simeral Harlan Curtis Smith. M. J. Holly Daniel, R. J. Smith, W. H. Hunt. r. K. Daxidson Starr Hurff Durfee Tatum. W. 1 ' .. Jr. Huss Elliot, D. D. Thorpe Huston Estill Watson Kiinhall Farley, B. F. Whitaker McAllister (ianible Wiley Marshall (iillen Wimherly Miller, r. Hale Wood. W. S. Mills Hooper Woodward Milcliell Horsey Ziegler Nichols Hunt, (). E. Clayton. J. W. ()-J)ell Hyines Kumler IVck Kurtz, A. B. MeDufhe Proeter Kyle I ' anzarella Reaves U-wis, G. W. Rockwell Rick McKenny ' as(|uez Mauk THE CLASS OF TWENTY ONE r O O our way of thinking a biography section should be more than a series of conventional eulogies. Each sketch should summon a vivid picture into the mind of the reader. Those roost interested in a man ' s write-up are his more or less intimate friends. As a rule we remember our companions rather by their foibles than by their abstract virtues. For this reason we have tried to present in each case the little personal touches that make each one of us a distinct individuality. In this light we sincerely hope that everything herein wUl be taken in the spirit in which it is written. For none of these glimpses into our daily lives do we claim any hterary merit. In fact we have purposely lapsed into slang and vernacular in order to bring the reader to a viewpoint whence the vagaries of Cadet life shall stand out clearly. Trusting that you wUl keep these facts in mind we introduce to you the Class of 1921 s s DWIGHT LYMAN ADAMS Randolph. Vermont Babe. Ape DEW HAMPSHIRE has the great stone face and Vermont has Adams. Said Vermont is the ' " Gran- ite State " and, comparatively speaking, Adams is hard. The more some people have the more they want. His only fear in life is that some day he ' U meet some one who is harder — we doubt it! As far as we are concerned, the fur-lined slipper-bag is his without competition. Suffice to say that. C " Babe ' s " hardness, however, is not of the variety that calls for sand-paper collars. He handles the English, French and two-hundred pound weights with equal facility. C Adam ' s instinct for combatative activity and a year in cavalry school gave him an itch for the yellow stripe. We feel it a shame — he would grace the tanks, and as an Infantry Officer — " Can ' t Aaf " — but that ' s another story. IRVIN ALEXANDER Heltonville, Indiana Aleck X WONDER if I had better shave " commences our hero tentatively every Saturday. " Hell, no! " say I. " You shaved last Saturday. " " Saturday before, " corrects " Aleck. " For his beard bristles like his temper — never. !. Remember the day in Yearling camp when " Aleck " took a guard detail and started for the point of rest, — bands playing, colors flying, as the histories say? His , motto was " Pike ' s Peak or bust " — and he was imme- diately after busted. But before he finished his travels he had dressed his detail on the adjutant, the drum-major. Battle Monument, and as a last resort, the sergeant-major. Waffles got out fifteen interpolations; and " Aleck " was received anon into the fraternal arms of the Duma. C Kind soul, he never could see even a dog suffer, so when Farley knocked his F. D. hat off at P-rade, " Aleck " just to be clubby — did the same. Then placing his rifle bL-tween his legs he readjusted his hair and tarbucket. The Duma took official cognizance of the escapade and issued an Order of the Bath. C " Aleck " never dragged to a hop or had a love affair, not even on a hike — he is one of those rare invaluable files whose calm is undisturbed by the women and when you ' re out of luck or sour he always has some good line of male endeavor to woo your thoughts from Lulu, Lucile, or whonot. He knows that the only one not fickle is my Lady Nicotine. Football Squad, (4), (3); " A. " (4); Indoor Meet, (4); Sabre Team, (4); Wrestling, (4). Corporal (45); Sharpshooter. CARLISLE VISSCHER ALLAN Omaha, Nebraska Kyhe, Al, C. V. Before the election : " Sal Allan, is there a hop Saturday? " •■ Yes. brother, we have fixed it all up. " After the election : " Oh. " C. V .. " do you know ar y thing about the hop-cards? " " Hell, no and I don ' t care a damn! " " 0 be a college man was " Al ' s " ambition so he graced 1 ' j the campus of Illinois for a time; but the Dean did not appreciate his sterling qualities and so " C. V. " decided to leave and go to work. Architecture was his next pursuit. But marble and granite were too cold to appeal to his warm nature so he tried the army, and has been in hot water ever since. However, his class appreciated him and gave him the highest position in its power — Class President. He deserved it. A hand shaker like " Kyke " ought to be a president or perhaps two presidents — especially if he is backed by the Omaha Sunday Bee. C And popular — why his room is always crowded around mail time. If you wish to know anything, just sound off, " Kyke, " " Al, " " Hypo, " " C. V., " or " Mr. President, " and our blonde hero pricks up his ears. !. ' T is rumored that he was court-martialed by the adjusticators for several crimes among which was: " Water Corporal, pouring water in an unmilitary manner. " ' Tis also rumored that he bribed the president of the court with a package of skags to postpone the trial indefinitely. If " Kyke " ever gets tired of the army, he is bound to be a big success in politics, and we expect his line vill at least land him in the governor ' s chair. U WILLIAM IRWIN ALLEN Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania P. D. kIGHT by squads, column right. " Did you ever hear that? Yes, that was his maneuver as he drove us all , over the place when he was our Plebe section marcher. He was the foremost man among us, alphabeti- cally speaking, and he was always elected to grace the occasion by exercising command. C If you ' re looking for a scrap, just call him Dutch, or tell him that Pittsburgh is the smokiest of cities. C. He claims to be Irish, in spite of being from Pennsyl- vania, and what we have seen of him on certain occasions makes us believe his statement, unwilling as we are. Yes, it only takes one glance at his pugilistic physiognomy to give us such an opinion, but you would think that he could lick the whole Dutch nation, if you were to hear him a while. Things have taken a different turn, and we present him, now, a man who has control over himself, having learned the lesson that we all get here. C Stay with him a while and j ' ou will find that it ' s the Coast, the whole Coast, and nothing but the Coast, in spite of the fact that our land forces are composed of the Regular Army and the Coast Artillery. Nevertheless, he is boning his cozy home, and we hope he gets it. Yes he has his opinions, and stands by them, first, last and all the time .•♦ .•♦ Corporal. (10): Class President: Ring Com- mittee; Chairman, Board of Governors; Senior Hop Manager; Y. M. C. A., North- field; Hundredth Night; Asst. Manager, Football, (3). Marksman; Choir, 4, 3. JOHN DIMMICK ARMSTRONG Washington, D. C. J. D., Army aNOTHER Army Boy, though you ' d never guess it. Just the same his experience was enough to fool the T. D. into making him one of our high ranking corps, and nursemaid of the B Co. Plebes in Yearhng camp. Some nursemaid, too! Ask any Fourth Classman who was the hardest man on the disciplinary squad last summer. Living next Little Willie didn ' t bluff John a bit, for smok- ing skags under the infant ' s nose, and scavenging ice from his tank were meat for Army. " !, The discipline of Shad ' s started " Army " off on the straight and narrow toward the Engineers. He dropped out of the first section with a bang when he met C. Smith, and now that Tillman ' s " General Chemistry " holds sway, " J. D. ' has decided to accept the doughboys gracefully. Were he as good at battling with helicoids as he is at pommeling his classmates in the gym or mastering the fiery nags of the riding hall, he ' d score a knockout. C Do you want to hear a genuine laugh? Tell John the latest grind, or better yet, let him tell it to you. ALBERT RHETT STUART BARDEN Dallas, Texas Stew JTEW " galloped up to us from the hard state of I Texas. He comes from a family of army Engi- neers, but despite this and his own hiviness, he yearns for the Cavalry . ' .» .-.» C He worked on admirable terms with the T. D. until that time when, sore on the quarantine, he handed a Tac a hard snowball and received in return a package contain- ing a six months slug, 132 punishment tours, a degree of A. B., and grey chevron privileges. " Here Sir, All Right Sir " then became his slogan and he settled down to " carry on. " €i. As an area bird he ranked high. He excelled in all fine arts and was a comfort to the depressed. Then when released from Con in Yearling camp, " Stew " was rarin " to go, and has been going ever since. " I don ' t know a thing about this. I ' m found sure! " This is " Stew ' s " preface to the daily 3.0. WoulJ that more of us had this kind of self-confidence. Corporal, (14); Basket- ball (4): Expert Rifle- RAYMOND CLAY BARLOW Savannah, Tennessee Liz O begin with, " Lizzie " is her name. No! She ' s not ■ ' J the mule of the Jackass Battery, nor is she the X Com ' s cat. She is our " Lizzie " of Hundredth Night fame; a chorine except for a voice, which might indeed be hkened to that of the Com ' s cat. However that may be, she is as quiet as a mouse and twice as speedy. " Sound off, Mr. Barlow. " " I can ' t make enough noise, sir. " £» £» C Always agreeable, he will agree with anyone on any- thing. Scene — On leave in N. Y. Frankie, " Let ' s go to Rector ' s. " Liz, — " Sure, all right. " Frankie, — " No, let ' s go to the Winter Garden. " Liz, — " Sure, all right. " Frankie, — " Aw, no, I ' m tired. Let ' s go to bed. " Liz, — " Sure, all right. " And so it is. We expect when they offer " Liz " his choice of branches he will agree with them and say, " Sure, all right, I ' 11 take them all. " C This easyt-oing disposition makes many friends for him. Where erthe erwce may take us we ' ll always be glad to find that Liz is among those present. HARRY WELLING BARRICK Trenton, New Jersey Kid HE most rare of all creatures that sport the Kaydet ■ ' J gray is one that likes to work. Here is one of them. X Harry began to hustle in Beast Barracks, (from which by the way he was supposed for a year to have gotten his name). " Mr. Barrick, sir. " " O, named after the famous Beast, I suppose. " Surely you ' ve heard it? He doubled timed in Plebe camp faster than most of us, and he ' s been ahead in most things ever since. €1 He never will serve by only standing and waiting, not he. If there is a job on hand, be it class matter, athletics, or a scheme to run one on the Tacs, he ' s always in with everything he ' s got, and he has it in connection with the latter, be it added, that the race is always to the swift. l We regret to add that Harry was a corp, but something always spoils these exposes of the past. Barrick, let us add is famous for his Pebeco smile, the kind that won ' t come off .I .-.» I Corporal, (42); Sharp- shooter; Hundredth Night, 4. Corporal, (56); Football, Monogram, 4, 3; Cul- lum Hall Squad, 4; Indoor Meet, 4; Box- ing, Welter-weight Champion, Monogram 3; Outdoor Meet, 4; Expert Rifleman. I 46 © BOYD WHEELER BARTLETT Castine, Maine Red, Brick ne in his sanctum the editor sal. r bucket was empty and his pockets were flat. " —The Epic of an Editor. , RICK " is an epic in himself and full of local color. When his record was sent to the War Dept., the Description " was followed by just one word, " red-hair. " The moral is, that when you see " Brick ' s " flaming plumage you are blinded to all his other afflictions. C When he entered West Point the Castine Claronet said editorially that big things would come to " Brick " at the Academy, — perhaps they saw beforehand the first pair of trou the Cadet Store turned out for him, 42 in. circum- ference just below the waist. Originally a C Co. Plebe, it was soon discovered there that his super-soprano voice was badly in need of culture. As a result of their enthusi- astic efforts " Brick " frequently gets down as low as high C. C There are but few phases of cadet life in which " Brick " has not figured, but in the end he comes up smiling. When marcher of a section in Coast, Major H found it expedient to recommend him officially for the leading part in a drag- ging formation. First in everything seems to be " Brick ' s " hobby. The prospect of his future appears more alluring than his past and if " Brick " remains true to his form it will be a toss up whether George Ade or Ella Wheeler Wilcox should write the history of his life. Corporal, (1): Star, 4; Football, 4. 3; " A " in football: Hockey, 4, 3; Monogram; Indoor Meet, 4; Outdoor ' cet. 4; 1st Vice President of Class; Y. M. C. A., Northfield; Editor-in-Chief, How- itzer; Sharpshooter. WILLIAM WILKESON BARTON Ithaca, New York Bill, Billy TT ITH jaunty step, nonchalant and debonair, his [ 1 J creamy Panama set at just the right angle, a con- Vly ' fident smile warping his classic features, he passed the yawning portals that lead to fame or famine. The nonchalance and the Panama are gone, but the smile still lingers for the T. D. has stamped him with its own peculiar trademark. C After an unusually stiff inspection of the most eligible of B Co ' s four hundred, he felt constrained to invite Vidal and Stevens to share their room and Yearling privileges with him. This is a remarkable indication of his thoroughly democratic attitude even as a Plebe. When the Staff Table began to page for a new bartender, " Bill " put in his application and secured the coveted apron. He was anxious to make good and could laugh with the best of them at any bum grinds sprung by the Staff Table comedians .- .» C. " Bill " caused Waffles a number of apoplectic moments last summer. " Bill " was marching his section off, desti- nation unknown to " Bill " himself, when Waffles called a halt and asked him where he was going. " Nowhere in particular, sir, I-I-I ' m just coming away from someplace. " C " Bill " leaves West Point with his army future shrouded in uncertainty, his Plebeian training at filling ' em up made useless by national prohibition; but a man of his versa- tility and efficiency should have no difficulty in securing one of those soft propositions where there is nothing to do but bum up the Col ' s gasoline and pour the tea for his charming daughter. Color Corporal, (2 ' ; Ad jutant S. O. Battalion Football Squad, 4, 3 Basketball Squad, 4 Indoor Meet. 4; Camp Illumination, 4. Y. M. C. A.. Northfield; Photo Editor Howitzer; Sharpshooter. RALPH HARRIS BASSETT Salt Lake City, Utah kALPH is one of those men who does everything thoroughly. In Plebe camp, for example, he was , hived asleep in his locker — as the Admiral says, work 100 ' ,7, rest 100 ' , . He was at all other times busy as a bee on the Ho-titzer, hop-cards, and other delicate work, which occupied him completely. For this reason he once told Twichell he did n ' t have time to pull his chin in. (He soon found out he had time for everything ) Then when the O. C. found him taking a box of boodle home from supper and prevented it, Ralph promptly returned to the mess hall after dismissal and tried again. Need we add that the S. I. detected his presence and that Ralph was soon busy " where they of the Corps have trod? " C Ralph brought up his whole Mormon detail for summer camp and P.S.ed them by roster in an endeavor to deadbeat his drag. But the Duma, having approved the new Russian marriage law, which is even more liberal than the Latter Day Saints, saw no reason in Ralph ' s arguments. So they waited until he was very rushed and then Ralph met his Water-loo .♦ .♦ EMMETT JAMES BEAN Erie, Penn. Bunker, Baron ' — UST as Endler is the Duke of Hoboken, so ' Bean is I the " Baron, " — O. nowhere, so far as anybody knows — just the plain " Baron, " the barren plain, if you see the connotative significance. His ready line of wit proved to everybody that he must be wise as the king ' s jester, and the rest follows easily. " It may be a little involved, but you have enough data " as Venus Strong used to say. " Bunker " is one of those men who argue best on an empty mind. " I have n ' t anything to stop my line of reasoning, " says he. C If " Bunker " were a femme he would be described as a comfortable looking woman (We have to write these things so the women will understand them) with ample propor- tions. In the gym he stars as a rooter at the movies. C When he is retired for obesity, the " Baron " is going to get a job talking to sleep all sufferers with insomnia. Corporal, (36); Pin and Ring Committee; In- door Rifle Team. 1 PA,S ALEXANDER SHARP BENNET Denore, Colorado Alex ■ ' Men of few words are the best men. " F. O. No. 1, Alexander Sharpe Bennett, P. M. E. map of West Point In existence at West Point, (drawn by Bennet) N. Y. Any and every day at Taps. 1. The enemy is concentrated in the first section. I can expect no support from the goats. 2. Tomorrow I shall attack all comers, and take from them all that they have. 3. The time schedule of the attack is as follows: A. M. 5.50 — Rise with gun and fold bedding. 6.00 — Bathe. 6.10 — Sweep room. 6.20 — See that every man in the division does the same. 6.30-3.50 — See Black Book. (Hand to hand con- flict for tenths.) P. M. 3.50 — Read 10 pages and 7 lines in library. 4.30 — Exercise in gym. 5.20— Fold laundry. 6.40-6.41 — Help goats. 6.41 — Receive aid if necessary. 7.03— Study Math. 8.41 — Study Chem. 9.39 — Go to bed. (Extra 21 minutes to keep in condition, not for pleasure.) 4. Supplies will be kept in the Mess hall. 5. Messages will be sent to me in the First Section. Bennet 2nd Lieut, of Eng ' rs. (Copies to the Howitzer.) Corporal, (69); Cullum, Squad 4; Expert Rifleman. RICHARD TOBIN BENNISON Frankfort, N. Y. Benny, Dick, Toby GHIS picture, Madeline, is not like " Benny. " It " s two sizes larger than he is and besides it ' s here on time. But the big smile with the tiny little runt behind it, that, ah, that is truly " Benny. " A little sheepish at times, as when the tac I call " Cootie " ran into a bucket of water and " Benny " in the nude, one day in general P-rade. And that occasion when he essayed to give a Plebe the manual of the cotstick and got hived. But slugs, tacs, and all other soirees have failed to eradicate the per- sistent grin that we call Bennison, and it is a welcome companion to all his classmates. C. His line of B. S. is continual; and all he asks is an ignorant audience. He slipped up when he got Pat in math. But, gee, Madeline, it sure does work with the women. Basketball, 1921 squad; Out- door meet, 4; Sharpshooter; Catholic Choir. " « ERNEST AARON BIXBY Charlestown, N. H. Bix V-v E never will know where Ernest got his bootlick 1 ■ » with the T. D. Perhaps, it was his startling likeness Vl to Napoleon, perhaps his serious demeanor, but nevertheless be it known that " Bix ' s " name seldom graced the quill sheet, and still more seldom was he found out of bed after 9;00 p. m. C Few of us realize that under Bixby ' s quiet and retiring exterior there burns an unquenchable thirst for romance. But in the last few weeks, a remarkable habit has developed within him. Every Sunday, he puts up a strenuous fight to obtain a front seat in chapel. In spite of his worshipful attitude, it has recently dawned upon his hitherto unsus- pecting classmates that he does not wish to obtain a better view of the chaplain. He fights for a seat where he may watch her pass and from his lowly seat humbly worship her across the unpassable chasm. C Always dissy, Bixby has brought envy to the hearts of us area birds. In fact, he admits that only once did he break a regulation and while in the act of so doing caused himself much fear and trembling. Yes, even while at Popolopen, Ernest yielded to the alluring strains of the jazz band, and hied himself to the Fort Montgomery " cabaret. " ■ .» C But we are forced to admit that " Bix " has one terrible habit. He has an insatiable passion for mess hall beans, and every Tuesday night he may be seen revelling, to the horror of his classmates and the exhaustion of the waiter. d Never worried, " Bix " con- tinues on the even tenor of his way and when the class sepa- rates he will continue to float serenely along. Marksman. MERRITT BRANDON BOOTH New York, N. Y. Merrie, Boots HONG has Booth been renowned for stature and state of mind. To be a flanker among flankers is an honor few men acquire, but gaze upon Booth ' s six-feet- two of loveliness, and you see a paragon of height. We may also add length for Booth had to have all his shoes designed specially for him, vieing the redoubtable Monk Dickson in that respect. CL " Mr. Booth, did you ever smile? " Thus spake the Yearlings at his table, for a more forlorn man than Booth in Flebe camp never existed. Ever see that famous adver- tisement, " His Master ' s Voice? " The Upper Classmen at his table insisted that they saw a resemblance, and Booth was frequently required to listen, with his head cocked on one side in imitation of Victor ' s dog. But we all see why and feel for him most deeply. In summer camp it has been decreed by those who wear service stripes that a Plebe shall not P. S. As the principal part of Booth ' s anatomy remained in New York and he could not see the object of his affections, he expressed his sorrow openly, for his fore- head is an open book where all men can read his thoughts. C But his Halcyon days are here, for we have two hops a month — and he always drags the one and only. We there- fore conclude that persistence is one of Booth ' s character- istics, and one who possesses it is blessed. Interclass Swimming Meet; Sharpshooter; Choir, (4), (3). . EDWARD HENRY BOWES Corning, New York Eddie. Ed BW hire a barn ! Can ' t you let a fellow study in peace? I ' ve got to bone! I ' m the woodenest specimen in the class! Gee whiz! Gosh, if I get by Christmas I ' 11 give up skags for another year. You know I used to smoke skags to beat the cars, but I ' m off ' em now. Look out there! Duck that candy — here comes some one, and if he sees it you ' 11 have to give him some. Oh, hello Roy, have a piece of candy. " C " Say, but I ' m a handsome lad, Joe! Is it any wonder the girls fall for me? You know, I ' d rather be myself than any fellow I know. I am sure a lucky chap. " C " Guess I ' m sort of piping that trip to New York. You know r ve never been among the bright lights and the wild ones — but I ' m curious. No, I don ' t want to be wild myself. I just want to see what the metropolis has to offer. " C ' Well, we ' re off. There goes call to quarters. All talking will cease from this point on. " And with that parting remark he stuffs his fingers in his ears, his thoughts fly toward the Mason- Dixon Line and he is brought out of his reverie only by the warning notes of tattoo, to realize that another evening has passed and that he has been staring at the same page for two hours. JAMES WELLINGTON BOYD Montclair, New Jer.sey Jimmie, Al ifOME men seek fame, others acquire it, othersjhave it thrust upon them! Always well known, his name became a watchword on the lips not only of Cadets, but also of anxious chaperones! Why? Third class delin- quencies July 28, 1918, Boyd, J. W. " Holding hands with young lady while walking across floor at hop. " No wonder all the femmes asked, " Which is Mr. Boyd. " C. " Al " is a great doughboy. He says, " the infantry for me every time. I can hold hands, but not the reins. " " I ' 11 never follow the ponies, believe me ' Al. ' " C For a year and a half the podunk V. C. has been dis- banded. Early graduation caught up 1921 and James, the speed demon was again at large. At the first sign of " Al " in his flaming red Chariot, everyone took cover until " all clear " sign should be displayed. " James is a good driver, " a podunk town man said, " when he ' s at West Point. " His record looks like a British casualty list. Marksman; Choir, %(4), (3); Camp Illumination (4). Corporal. (19); Cullum Hall Squad (4); Swimming Team, (4); Hockey Monogram, (4); Indoor Meet, (4); Sharp shooter; Cadet Band; Camp Illumination, (4). r JOSEPH SLADEN BRADLEY Washington, D. C. Kid, Brad, J. S. HERE ' S a man after our own hearts " chortled the ■ tacs as Sladen pulled thru the sallyport; and they took him to their bosoms. Thro a long year and five months the " Kid " sweated long hours beneath the burden of a ponderous bootlick. Then one day " every- thing went black " as the novels and deadbeats say. The T. D. busted the spoiled darling and Sladen hunted a corner of Cullum to hang up his chevrons. CL The hike gave him a chance to show his real efficiency, when he made his famous trips to town for a nickels worth of spuds and a cartload of boodle. C Being headed for the doughboys, Sladen tried a few tactical problems in Yearling camp and bid fair to beat P. D. Carl as a patrol leader. The unexpected arrival of a Major reenforcement ended this line of endeavor. " The doughboys are all right in their way, " said Sladen, " but I don ' t want to walk. " And he began to bone the heavies. C " Gee, Kid, I gotta buck up. " ERNEST MARION BRANNON Ocoee, Florida Mike QOP is older than some of us and much more serious, and besides these he is a man of deliberate and sound judgment. For this reason he has always been a sort of oracle whom the seekers after truth consult. Sometimes he takes his introspection a little too far, as the time he spent Christmas Day at Fort Put figuring out why the Hudson River was always the boundary between hostile states, but any man who takes that much trouble to get things straight is sure to know a lot. Be it the latest wrinkle in doughboy or the newest book of Service, " Mike " has the dope. d " Mike " tried the L. P. hops for a while but decided he liked Colonel F ' s Strategy better and quit the social game. His only failing is his habit of receiving his friends with an open window and a professional book. Corporal (No. 35); Expert Rifle- man; Hundreth Night, (4). Corporal (60); Sharpshooter. i WILLIAM RAMSEY BREADY Chalfont. Pennsylvania Bill TT E all know that " Bill " is a deep thinker. We know I it because he does n ' t spill much verbiage, and all V X the modern novelists agree that this is character- istic of deep thinkers. Spare in words, spare in figure, he is a reincarnation of the great sleuth. King Brady. !. In the bustling days of Plebedom, " Bill " had a " carte blanche " to the captain ' s boudoir and early gained the distinction of being the most military statue in the com- pany commander ' s art gallery. C " Bill ' s " taciturnity may be the result of absent-minded- ness. This failing brought him an eternal bootlick with the laundry lasses, but caused him some long hours of pedes- trianism. One Sunday evening, while musing over the reasons why centipedes feel so much at home in Phila., he carefully tied up a laundry bag containing the house supply of boodle, dust-rags, money, nails, rope and clean clothing, sending them all to the laundry. C But the climax came when " Bill " reported to Waffles and then forgot his mission. " Aha! " cried the Col., " a man after my own heart, " and made him a corporal in the first batch. C If " Bill " ever leaves the Army, his fine, erect, military bearing will win him an instantaneous contract at Red Bank, N. J., posing for Sigmund Eisner uniform adver- tisements. Corporal, (46); Expert Rifleman. WALDEMAR SVEN BROBERG Melrose, Mass. Gus, Waldy VAUDEVILLE lost a great scene shifter when " Gus " entered West Point. As a comedian he has no inferior. His debut was made at Camp Illumination when he gave a composite imititation of Pavlowa and Koruki, the daredevil Oriental juggler. It is a sight for the gods to see " Gus " balance a chair on his nose. PhyMcally his balance is marvelous, but mentally — let us say no more. One evening he consented to agonize the boys with a little painless cartooning and some grinds he resurrected from the Stone Age. He was gotten out safely through the family exit. C No, Broberg does not hail from Petrograd or Moscow, as his name might suggest, but raises his chest whenever Maiden is mentioned in the Police Gazette. They say in the old home town that " Gus " was ace high with the Boy Scouts, and even the traffic cop used to turn him out a salute. C To drag " Gus " is one of the most pleasant jobs in the world, no details to worry about. " All right, fellows, that ' s enough. Watch out, don ' t drag me over that rough gravel. " Just follow his directions and you don ' t even have to think. His honeyed words, bland, naive smile, and wide, innocent blue eyes have pulled him out of many difficult holes, places where angels might have feared to tread. May it be ever thus, Gussie my boy, diplomacy wins and the best way to bootlick an instructor is by pretending to understand him. Corporal, (73): Hun- dredth Night Staff, 4; Camp Illumination, 4; Choir, 4; Marksman. 3 HAROLD ALLEN BROWN East Aurora, New York Browne, Lover XF there was any truth in the statement, " Laugh and grow fat. " H. A. would make Fatty Arbuckles of us all. He came to the third battalion from A Company and showed us all the spirit of discipline that that company puts in a man. He has always been an ardent believer in the old system at West Point. Had he shown as much pep and enthusiasm in his studies as he did in safe-guarding the time-honored principles of the Corps he would undoubtably have had a constellation on his collar .- . ' ♦ C On the range he surprised himself as well as the rest of us by scoring marksman. As the people back in East Aurora say, " he got a medal for shootin ' . " C If the old adage about " still waters " holds true we suspect that Harold must be among the victims of Cupid ' s darts. He certainly is far from being a noisy personage. Too bad there are n ' t a few more of us like you, old fellow. Its a pleasure to find some one who will let you do the talking once in a while. WYBURN DWIGHT BROWN Marion, South Carolina Brownie -jr HAT loyal son of the sunny south have we here? 1 I » Well, he goes by the title printed above and he vXx certainly does boost his own state — " South Caro- lina? you can grow anything in South Carolina — any- thing! Yes sir! " He had that soft southern accent when he came here — dropped his R ' s you know — but it afforded the Yearlings so much merriment that he now speaks EngHsh. C " Mister, do you know The Corps ? " " Yes sir. " " Well, sound it off then! " " Can ' t sing very well, sir. " C " Recite it then! " C And Brownie began, " The Co ' , the Co ' , the Co ' — " C. At the first word the Yearling grinned, then chuckled with delight. " Say it over, " he commanded. C Then Brownie remembered — " The Corps, the Corps, the Corps — " C It ' s been The Corps from that day to this. CL He eats Math but somehow " just could n ' t see English poetry. " Most of the boys call him cold spec and hivy engineer but his proudest boast was that he " never had to study after taps or before reveille. " C The very first time he went over the hurdles in the riding hall he got policed cold. When he came home he told us it would be " the easiest way to die I know. Why I don ' t even remember when I left the saddle. " C " Brownie " always has been a quiet individual since he came to West Point. But those that were near him on graduation leave came back with a different view of him. They tell us that as a snake he was one of the best. Such a serious offense must be looked into immediately. x JOHN ADAM BRUCKNER, JR. New York City Jack ' I ' OHN A. BRUCKNER was a native of Ye Goode O 1 Olde Bronx from some time during the latter part of the 19th Century until 1917. The haziness regarding the date of his origin is due to his own fault, he talks so well about so many places that he must have spent at least 50 years of his life in travel. In fact while seeking a new place to talk about, he unwarily wandered into West Point, and fortunately for us was kept here to cheer us up. " Us " in this case means his classmates, for while " Jack ' s " B. S. endeared him to us, it brought down the wrath of the powers that be. L " Jack ' s " famous line failed him Plebe Christmas, however, when he tried it on the horses in the riding hall. He was selected to represent H Co. in a horse race. " Jack ' s " pride and nerve forbade him to tell us that the only horse he had ever straddled before was a hobby-horse, and he went nonchalantly into the fray. The particular critter " Jack " was to ride became so frightened at his Prussian smile, that it took the black attendants half an hour to gather up " Jack, " the horse, and the various bits of scattered accoutrements. K GEORGE EDWARD BRUNER CoUingswood, New Jersey Cupie, Bunny, Muggins v E all know that Helen shot marksman because he I I J needed the pin to adjust his garments, for indeed V X our kewpie is very young. This may also be seen in the way he talks, prattling on with all the sunshine and abandon (and all the assuredness) of a little fair child. As McAuliffe said, in one of his rare bursts of wit: " Bruner, you speak too much. " C With all the juvenile instinct for imitation, " Muggins " soon saw the pathway to success in his cadet career — he washed his locker every Saturday with soap and water, and locked and barricaded his door before eating boodle, which last by the way, is his favorite pastime. C Despite the fact that he played Helen Muggins in the 100th Night he is determined to be a man. We think he ' 11 succeed, too, if he keeps on growing up. Not that we want him to grow up, for he is one of those who keeps us all in good spirits just by reason of his own contagious joy- ousness . ' ■■ Marksman: Hundredth Night, 4. CHARLES HENRY BRYAN Parkersburg, W. Va. Red, Sorrel XN his Plebe year " Red " was out for the chevrons and he admitted it. If Bitt ' s room needed cleaning (and it usually did) " Red " was always on deck with the broom, and it is believed that he removed the dirt not more with the mop than by that vacuum cleaning process so loved by highranking makes and those who aspire to rank. They tell it on " Red " that when Eddie Crouch sounded off " Who has some shears? " " Red " shouted " Here, sir. " and then borrowed a pair from Harris, (who was busy shining the door knob and did n ' t notice what was being put over on him.) After learning in June that many are crawled but few are chosen, " Red " was a bitter cynic and really sometimes his wit became funny. He sulked in in his tent like Achilles, and would n ' t play with the Duma. C " Red " made such a model chaperon in the 100th Night, that he has n ' t been able to get a lady of the post to chaperone for him since. He imports ' em from New York. " Red " is a native of West Virginia, an uncivilized land patrolled by Molly Maguires and outlawed P. D. ' s. Did you ever hear him sing the national anthem: " We moun- taineers, we have no fears, etc. " DANIEL PHILLIP BUCKLAND Wichita, Kansas Buck, Soc nERE we have the miniature Kansas cyclone, full of pep and mock gruffness. Woof! Woof! Woof! Cease firing! It ' s only " Buck " five minutes before Sunday night supper. C " Buck " as a Plebe accomplished the unheard of feat of sleeping through supper, and to his great disgust was hived by the O. G. too late to partake of the repast. C If you want to hear the latest in poetry just make " Buck " aware of that fact and he will recite to you by the hour. Ct " Buck " trembled for his hide Plebe Christmas, but has of late foxed the A. D. by becoming a veritable Engi- neer. May his recent good luck stick by him. C When it comes to indoor sports " Buck " is one of our best, not only at Mexican athletics but also at the noble sport which flourishes when the O. D. blanket is spread and the boys begin to call them. C " Buck " is of the cowboy cavalry type and he says, like the cavalier of the song, " he rides a horse, because of course it s the only thing to do. " I Mar ksman, Choir, (4); Hundredth Night, (4). Sharpshooter. I L WALTER ERNEST BULLOCK Philadelphia, Pa. Sis. Bull TT HAT do you look like, Mr. Bullock? " ■ lie. " Like a scared rabbit, sir. " ' C But, oh! how deceitful appearances are. The T. D. ' s bluff on Walt was nil. After taking three shares of stock from the T. D. — good for three months on the area, — and before he had realized their full value, he acquired another block of six shares, which just about made him a director. How did it all happen? Walter might tell an interesting story of what happened in the deep moonlight shadow of Bear Mountain one frosty night in late August. He could also tell you about how, when he got back to camp, he had to sneak his pack out of the O. C. ' s tent where Slimy Joe put it after he had scratched himself for two hours in blackberry bushes searching for it. C Since Walter has become resigned to the sedate and orderly life of an S. O. as is evinced by his unearthly shrieks in singing in the halls, he has taken all his enjoyment from Boodle fights and dining permits, while dancing furnishes him nightmares. C But all in all, with his large sisterly brown eyes, he is a mighty fine pal. GEORGE RAYMOND BURGESS Pawtucket, Rhode Island Ray, George 98 a Plebe. " Ray " was a good Yearling. He even recognized ten or twelve of them before we hived that he was not a classmate, to say nothing of holding a Yearling in his room and refusing to let him out. On another occasion Trower called him Burgess without the time-honored Mister, at which the intrepid Plebe replied, " You call me Mister Burgess; you won ' t know me till next June. " C One winter afternoon mail call awakened no response from the Plebes of the 3rd Div. Millimetre Horr started up the stairs to investigate; Burgess hopped into the coat section of a locker and closed the door, curling his long lean form into many folds. His unfortunate roommate was crawled and chased out after the mail, but " Ray " was not discovered. C To cap the climax of his career, during measles quaran- tine he flooded a toboggan of Yearlings with snow, and got away unscathed. C. His experiences with the T. D. have been few and brief. He foxed them and got a corp, but they wised up and busted him. Busted or not, he had a good bluff on the Plebes. If you don ' t believe it ask Mr. Reese. C His experiences on leave are things about which he keeps quiet. They must be interesting, judging from the few hints about the horeback riding. We hope he succeeded in sticking on better than in the riding hall. C No! His numerous femmes are not the cause of his sad, dreamy moods. The plain truth is, nobody loves a fat man. Marksman, Hundredth Night, (4). Corporal, (64); Marksman. . i % h h L J} « t r. 1 m CLARENCE EMIL BURGHER Bay City, Michigan Gyp BURGHER, C. E. Yes, sir. Frank Turner, r. " So the Michigan product struck our midst. We knew not what the C. E. emphasized. After his association with George Horowitz, the Civil Engineer idea left us — we were in a quandary. But ho — those cold nights, the characteristic figur e with a pugiUstic red and white and yellow jersey, the pair of boxing gloves, and then, Dear Clarence, what a confusion. At last we discovered the entire cognomen Clarence Emil and we had opened our eyes. What a Dr. Jekeyl and Mr. Hyde combination. Many an evening, wife George whispered, " Clarence what ' s the idea of the special delivery? ' But it continued and the batting average was three hundred and twenty stamps a month, and all to the same address. And then the terrible evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ducrot annnounce the engagement of their daughter to Mr. Dumguard. So the peace con- ference has it b.e will get Turkey — me for Abdul ' s harem. Burg forgot the old love, the pessimistic attitude of Ufe was gone and the gladly waiting hands of fate took hold of him to lead him from smiles to smiles. C. How Clarence enjoyed Frank Turner ' s visit. " Any tobacco, Mr. Burgher? " " Yes, fir. " And there came the thought of familiarity. But what ungratefulness. Carrying your chin six inches to the rear for a man who was smoking your makings was a puzzle and a down right shame. It peeved us, and yet, " Mr. Turner, do you care for some Prince Albert? " To err, is human; to forgive, divine. So Burgh has lived amongst, criticizing the wooden engineers, condoning the hivy goats, and always ready to pardon the grav- est mistake, and tease the poor tenth hound. u NATHANIEL ALANSON BURNELL, 2nd Westbrook, Maine Nat, Bunny ' ES, everybody says what a queer nickname " Bunny " ' is for such a big, strapping lad as our hero, who stands five feet four minus in his riding boots. But this monicker has always been his, through his wierd ability to fan his ears like a rabbit, no, not ears like a rabbit — fan them in the manner of a rabbit, y ' know. Some narrow minded individuals have been known to remark that for a nickname, " Maud " would be more appropriate, but that is jealousy. Some people are spiteful. C When " Bunny " left dear old Maine flat on its back to come and be one o ' them West Points, he had — so he claims — the best intentions in the world of going in the Army upon graduation, but — we blush to record it — the matrimonial advantages of the Coast have been too much for his good intentions. His favorite verse of Army Blue is the last and he even used to go so far as to bone Coast Artillery commands for pleasure. In fact, sound-offs of " Perambulators, right about! " and " Nursemaids on the right flank! " became too common eve n to rank recourse to the spigot. C Of course, since he has chosen his path and set his feet upon it, we can but wish him luck. Let us pray. Football, Cullum, 4; Basketball. 1921 Squad; Marksman. ' ■ ' ©? ' " JOHN JOSEPH BURNS Worcester, Mass. J. J., Jack XN 1917 the dignified state of Massachusetts decided that it was time to send another representative to West Point in order to keep the rest of the country from forgetting her intellectual superiority. So " Jack " came to West Point and was shocked to find men from New Jersey and even the uncultured West ranking him in spite of Worcester Tech and the old Bay State in general. Crushed in his hopes of scholarly conquest, he forgot the mental and boned the physical. After many weeks in the gym he succeeded in making a fair clown of himself, and got to enjoy the dumb-bells and duck-walk and learned to love to beat up the few runts who could n ' t box as well as he. C " Jack " is trying to make the Engineers by displaying what he learned in Chem at Worcester. As second choice he claims the Coast, for he beHeves horses were never made to ride, and secretly we all know that " Jack " was never made to ride either. Like Chadwick, Wenstrom, and the rest of the boys from fhe BAY State, " J. J. " takes Hfe seriously, but unlike the others he has a real sense of humor ready to respond to the latest grind or the newest form of kidding. BERNARD ABERT BYRNE Washington, D. C. Cootie, Ben TT HEN I was on my ranch in California, " is ' " Ben- J I J nie ' s " favorite start; and after that — the deluge. VsAx Alligators large as prehistoric monsters were " Bennie ' s " daily companions and the door-mat was a rattlesnake coiled to strike. C. Direct from this wonderland " Ben " came to West Point. He immediately discovered Uhat the " academy seal has no unity. " For, lo and behold, he ' s an artist. As a Plebe he did n ' t have influence enough to have the seal remodeled so his talent was confined to hop-cards. " Byrne, Byrne, I want a hop-card with six pictures. It ' s to be called, ' The Girls I Met On Furlough ' . " A soul mate called and " Bennie " responded with dancing girls, polo girls, and other girls too numerous to describe. C It is rumored that the clerk who types the quill put Byrne on the daily journal for two weeks after graduation just thru force of habit. His one complaint at graduation was that he would never be able to collect five tours owed him by the T. D. for a skin which he had both walked and B- ached off. C " Bennie " maintains that a man is only as strong as his neck. Come in most any time and you ' re apt to find " Bennie ' s " mattress spread on the floor, heels and head as near together as the conformation of the man permits, seriously and energetically assuming the form of a pretzel in order to " Bend his neck. " Laugh at your peril. Already he wears a fourteen-and-a-half collar. Surely we can hope for great things from " Bennie " in the future. Plebe Basketball Team; Out- door meet, 4; Sharpshooter; Choir, 4, 3. Marksman; Ring Committee, Howitzer Board, 3; Choir, 4; 3; Hundredth Night, 4; Camp Illumination, 3. . LAMBERT BENEL CAIN Brownsville, Texas P. Cain " Who are you? " " Mr. Cain, sir! " " Are you Abel? " " Yes, sir! " " Then why did you say you were Cain? " " No excuse, sir! " C There was one time, however, when he actually tried to excuse himself: that was when he attempted to convince the T. D. that he was acting ' " in line of duty " when he told Mr. Dumguard to sit up. Alas! the overwise T. D. could not be convinced, so this spoiled son of our first ancestors spent Yearling Camp on the Area. If the winding path in front of the " Corn ' s " tent was the path of glory, Lambert would now be wearing the Croix de Guerre. C Lambert takes little interest in t he struggle for tenths. for he is a doughboy pure and simple (mostly simple). He did get a start on some of us at first by reason of pre- vious experience in the struggle for tenths, but the infantry would out. Never mind, ' t is you that form the backbone of the army. PAUL REVERE CARL Williamstown, Pa P. D., Dutch HISTEN my children and you shall hear. " Our Paul, who is the outstanding typification of all that is P. D., came to us with rare indications of a most brilliant career at West Point. His P. C. S. of High School Principal was the first. The second was the confidence to a classmate soon after we arrived in Plebe camp, that he would rank among the first fifteen of his class. To date, however, our chance for a high place in class rank is of the best, as far as Paul is concerned. Now he says, " I have n ' t boned yet since I " ve been here. " C " P. D. ' s " claims to fame are few but unusual. He was the first of us who qualified in prunes. It is certain that he could qualify in any item picked at random from any menu whatever. His courteous invitation to the Tac to come in at the first room inspection will be remembered as long as his remarkable efforts to deadbeat. C In the riding hall Paul shows little of the talent of his renowned namesake, but many a Plebe sentinel in our Yearling camp can tell strange stories of minute men who came swiftly and silently at Paul Revere ' s call to patrol the camp limits and harry the soldiers of the king; specific- ally, to rescue Palmer from Bill Coe ' s clutches one night on No. 5. Boxing team; Marksman . V ROBERT FRANCIS CARTER Mahanoy City, Penn. Bob GULLUM HALL was ablaze with lights. The tall, sinuous form of our hero glided snake-like among the dancers. Moved by the music, the glamour and everything. Bob suddenly whispered, " How do you like my dancing? " " Oh, Mr. Carter, " said Miss St. Vitus, for it was she, " I think you dance divinely. " And thus it was that " Bob " became known as the " divine dancer. " C " Bob " has the instincts of a gambler and the caution of a Scot. He is willing to bet on anything that is sure to win, but has never put any faith in dark horses since the day Stickney policed him. C In all his adventurous career the T. D. snagged him just once, when his fondness for Bevo led him on to Fort Montgomery, just at the time when Ducky was drafting a check on the company. C " Bob " comes from the darkest coal regions of the Keystone State. As a youth his explorations in the mines gave him a reputation that puts Doc. Cook to shame. Get him to tell you about the time when the tunnel caved in on his head; soft coal, and it did n ' t even dent the ivory. MAURICE PLACE CHADWICK Westfield, Massachusetts Egypt, Maw-reece EOR three-quarters of a mile Flirtation Walk pursues its way with its abrupt windings and turnings — SIR. " Who could better tell, for had he not, in the full independence of his release from camp investigated to his heart ' s content the beauties of the lane along the river? And then he ' d smile — not the diplomatic smile of Allen, nor the coy expression of Marion Echols, but the good ol d Chadwick Right (left) oblique. How we cursed him for it — for it made us smile, too, " to the predjudice of good order and military discipline. " fl We might quote that old bromide about the wise old owl in the oak — but we won ' t, for every one knows just how well it applies to Maurice. It is a relief to find a man who will let you do all of the talking. It balances a company to have a file like Chadwick to offset such argumentative characters as Cess Jones and Nigger Smith, for we know that when old Oblique has something to tell us it will probably be worth hearing. 62 _.i m GOEDON LESLIE CHAPLINE Little Rock, Arkansas Charley y s HEATRE of War— Charley Chapline in " The J Area Bird. " admission 10 demos. ■ C The Playhouse — Charley Chapline in " The Goat Herd. " C Balcony Theatre — Charley Chapline in ' Be calm, Camilla. " .♦ .♦ C " Charley " surely is the petted darling of the local stage, and if you ever read his daily press notices you know that the T. D. likes to help spoil him. And say, you ought to see him make up — flunky, salve, Djer-Kiss, lip stick, and manicure set all arranged in rows before him. He sure wins the women with it. His is not the old Kaydet bunk about faithful Sally holding down the old home for him; nay, chorines and many of them. A new one every night is ■ ' Charley ' s " motto. Probably a modem Scheherezade will get him with a long line of B. S. some day, but she isn ' t around yet. There are two things that " Charley " cannot get off right: one is a grind, the other is a horse. C " I ' m so tired. " ROBERT WATSON CHILD Orange, New Jersey Bob QUIETLY and unobtrusively he slipped out of the National Guard one night when the sentinel was taking his two-hour nap on duty. No, my credulous friend, he did not desert. The military life had laid its hold upon him and to West Point he proceeded, to find what forms of pleasure and work lay behind its grey and forbidding walls. 41 The hardships and the gayeties of Plebe life made but little impression on our easy-going " Bob. " He never created consternation in the guard tent by turning the guard out for the Grand Chief of the Boy Scouts passing along the parad;. nor did festive Yearlings eagerly gather around his tent in summer camp to listen to his warbling of the latest ragtime catchy hits. C Some wise Math instructor, perhaps it was Pecols himself, has said that students learn more in their dreams than mortals dream of. But ' Bob " did not follow this advice . . .♦ C Where he learned it we do not know, but he has learned that virtue of which few men can boast; that of silence. He listens while other people make fools of themselves. We predict that someday some one will, — yes — you know to what we refer. C May he remain true to that virtue until that day comes. t Football Squad, 4. Sharpshooter. 6j fflli WARREN WILSON CHRISTIAN Washington, D. C. Chris, Christy UCH study causeth a weariness of the flesh, " says •Chris, " and he never appears to be weary. _ He came in as a part of the usual rabble from Ohio, (apologies to Ohio). At that time, the class could not help itself so he has stayed on and on. Be it to his credit that he has treaded the worn and beaten path in the true rubber-heel style for one hour, and thereafter bucked up and became the dissiest of the dissy. He always made his formations on time. When some one asked him why he was running to the place of assembly, " Chris " sounded forth, " It ' s better to run here, than to ' walk ' hereafter. " C His one redeeming feature is his voice — it makes one appreciate solitude and quiet so much more. C Laughing at Yearling instructors while he was still a Beast gave him a steady place in the awkward squad, which he capably filled during the entire existence of that body. C His fondness for highly scented tales has often made us think that a mermaid queen herself was in our midst. C William S. Hart would be jealous of this man ' s horse- manship, for where Billy leaps from the second story into the saddle once a reel, " Chris " leaves the horses about that far every jump and lands approximately on its back again before the next jump. But he tackles ' em all. JAMES VERNE COLE Lisbon, N. Dakota J. v., Kink nERE he is, " Mr. Cole, J. V., Sir! " That is what we knew him by in Beast Barracks and that is who he has been ever since except for a short time during which he signed himself " Cadet Pvt. " Hawkshaw put a sudden quietus on that, however. Just look at that good- natured looking face of his and you will see at once where he gets his popularity. Always cheerful and optimistic, — yes, even that time in Plebe Camp when he broke all traditions and went P. S. — ing. He has no very bad habits with the one exception of having a case of chronic inertia. This does not prevent " Kink " from being a hopoid. C The " Kink " just naturally likes femmes. No one kind that we know of but just femmes in general. He started on his snaking career that memorable afternoon in Plebe Camp and, despite a few discouragements, has been at it ever since. [ He is a bom horseman as any son of the western plains should be but he can ' t decide whether he wants the cavalry or the infantry. The Phil. Department may yet decide for him . ' ♦ .♦ J • • .. . 1 1 ■ i.fc " ' ' • i 1 i dm " ' iri ji Uiii Marksman: Plebe Basketball. 64 Expert Rifleman; Cadet Band. I ii JOHN HOWELL COLLIER San Antonio, Texas Pewee Tr HEN ' ■ Pewee " was a Plebe up at Slicky ' s he used J I J to run it out after taps every night and go up to ) X Newburg for a good time. From down here we could see the illumination — those of us who graced the last second class at the time — as " Pewee " twined his little arms around the lamp post and spoke of things unknown in dry states. Before this he was a Texas ranger, one of those who " falsely and militia-sly " shot across at the spicks. And before that, the rumor says, he loved a lassie of the Panhandle. This is the oldest story in the world, — woman, drink and the Army. !. " Pewee " will no doubt go to Congress some day. He is a born representative. As first-ranking (in point of devotion) member of the Red Comforter League, he cut his head on the radiator so badly that it took two stitches (all his head had room for) to close the hole. As E. Co. ' s representative in the intercompany meet, he got his teams into everything. In fact only eight companies beat us. C. At this rate we could run on forever, but space forbids. Just let us mention in closing that he has been on foreign service most of his Kaydet days — in the runt squad of the runts . ' -» ;-» ARCHIE WILLIAM COOEY Wheeling, W. Va. Coo Coo BRCHIE WILLIAM COOEY (with a rising in- flection on the William and a high note on the Coo-ey!) commonly known to us since Beast Barracks as Cooey Cuckoo, Sir!, is the subject of these few lines. " Cuckoo " came to us from the wilds of West Virginia and indeed a handy mountaineer he must have been for he entered Beast Barracks with such an abundance of long shaggy hair that the King of the Beasts, noticing this feature while our young hero was being forced to par- take of a bath, sent him to the barber shop at the wee hour of 4 A. M. to slip a note under the door requesting the barber to put his name first on the list for a hair cut. C We soon discovered what a ponderous sound off he possessed, as we found him during release from quarters, calling for small milk and soup on the summit of Ft. Put. — and his efforts did not disturb anybody in the catacombs. C Although a goat in his studies, Archie spends most of his time boning current events, which furnish subject for argument. Not that he argues. He states facts, such as, " My girl is crazy to marry somebody, " or " ■ I don ' t know, sir. I can ride the horses in the gym all right. " C Archie chaws terbaccer and spits — say, did you ever see Fatty Arbuckle spit? Although he never shouts he has a line that is guaranteed to bring any cow on a gallop. But it never hurts the cow because Archie never drinks any- thing but straight growley. Oh, he ' s a hard mountaineer! Corporal, (40); Indoor Meet, 4; Outdoor Meet, 4;_Sharpshooter. I --A FORREST EUGENE COOKSON Troy, Ohio Cook, Troy fFFIE " commenced his K-det life under odds which few men could overcome — the Beast Detail could not remember whether he was Mr. Allan or Mr. Jones, H. M., and the sins of those blase diplomats did not lighten the burden that he carried to the spacious room on the fourth floor for three weeks. By the time that we had completed our sentence in Plebe camp he had conclusively established his identity, in fact he had indelibly fixed it on the memory of three corporals of the guard who finally found " Number two of the Second Relief " comfortably sleeping in the catacombs, and so he came to his own. C When we came back to barracks both of his Beast Barracks companions wished that the destiny which fixed tenths would confuse " Effie " again, for all the maxes seemed to be coming his way. When the stars were passed out he missed his by one file and started after that when pleasantly interrupted by " ' The Order. " But " Effie " is not an Engineer, that is, not by ambition. His choice is the infantry, or his avowed choice is that branch of bayonet and bombs. He may take it, and again, he may, " just for the looks of things, " as he says, decide to hibernate down at Humphreys with the mathematicians. At any rate, here ' s luck to you " Effie, " Engineers or infantry, you ' 11 do ' em proud .-♦ .» Football, Cullum, 4; Basketball Squad, 4; Sharpshooter. RICHARD RAY COURSEY Lyons, Georgia Nigger, Dick, Grossie DIGGER " shuffled off the special from Marion Institute and after duly inquiring concerning " this away " and " that away " enrolled himself prompt- ly among " Les Immortelles " of Uncle Sam. That shuffle was increased to a respectable amble during Beast Barracks and summer camp found him among the other unfortunates of H Co., enduring patiently the weird strains of Carl Adams ' Humoresquing. C " Grossie " was Plebe-like during the Reign of Terror but Yearling Camp caught him in the vortex of the social whirl. Imbued with the spirit of old Sinbad the Sailor, and speculating on " Why They Take the Night Boat to Albany, " " Dick " forsook his lowbrowed associates all summer and explored every cove and inlet that Hendrick Hudson overlooked. Said Hendrick must have been a piker for he mentions not the nymphs and mermaids that infest our rock-bound shores. So powerful were the snares of the sirens, that one afternoon " Dickie " paddled two miles in nothing flat, donned white trou o ' er dripping nudity, and three seconds after falling in ranks took a Brodie to the turf and soireed the Medicos. C Then came our wonder-leave. His address was just " Georgia, suh, " and the special delivery man came off duty. Having seen him proudly astride the old family plug, booted and spurred, Lyons still thinks Pershing merely " Nigger ' s " aide. C Never mind, " Dick ' s " going to start a reform wave in the Doughboys — but what be- comes of those keen boots and spurs, " Dickie? " THOMAS GORDON CRANFORD, JR. Valdosta, Ga Cran, Tom HIS is a short story, like most of those that the T. D. ■ J have engineered. " Tom " once wanted to see why X a Plebe is always s ' .imy, or as he has it, wanted to make the new cadet mihtary, so he assaulted a sentinel in the dark shadows of No. 5 and had his victim in a fair state of undress, examining as he went for symptoms of militarism, when he felt a light touch on his shoulder and looked up into the face of Pablo, returning late from the the club. The rest is an old, old story, yet one full of pathos. Can ' t you guess? C ■ ' Tommie " took many years getting into West Point, and exhausted all the politicians of the solid south with his insistence of a military career. At last the war started, the Academic Board got careless, and " Tommie " joined the crew. Since then with brief interruptions, life has been just one leave after another. C. A true Georgian, " Cran " is quite a picker of the women. What excellent judgment he had may be inferred from the fact that after he played Cupid, several 1919 men announced themselves open to congratulations. JOSEPH ALFRED CRANSTON, JR. Leavenworth, Kansas Joe, Hub " g ' OYOUS, irrepressible, irresponsible; of the type O I that fights bulls in Mexico, fights duels in Italy, or _ sings sweet, sentimental songs at Monday morning breakfast at West Point; that ' s " Joe " all over, the best boxer and basket ball player in the class. One of the mainstays of the oaken network which holds the bottom in the class, he soon found his level academically. Sixteen pink and purple missives of crinoline per each and every. testify as to his other activities. C The authorized photographic inspiration that reposes on the top shelf of Cranston ' s locker probably explains that wild, fantastic reveille mirth; but where he gets the nerve to relate those hair raising Kansas experiences of his and expect to be believed, remains a mystery. " Joe " is the best victim of the rumor- fiend in the entire jail. You can move him to joy or tears by just casually mentioning " what somebody told you who heard it from a high authority. " Because his kind is easily trapped, it won ' t be long before some lucky femme gets a monopoly on the entertainment of this athletic, cyclonic, human cabaret. Choir, 3, 4; Sharpshooter. Football Squad. 4, 3; Basketball, Plebe Team and Squad, 4; Captain, 3; Monogram: Heavy Weight Boxing Cham- pion, 4, 3: Baseball Squad, 4; Choir, 4, 3; Marksman. L i THOMAS MAURICE CRAWFORD Dawson, Pennsylvania Tom, Tommy. P. D., T. M. - ACTICAL officer in sight, sir, " is the greeting which M c J . ' -Tom " gave Mike his first morning after moving X over to barracks from summer Plebe camp. That Httle greeting was only the beg inning of a great friendship. One morning when " Tommy " was sitting in his room placidly chewing tobacco and depositing the superfluous juice in the water bucket at his side, Mike made an entry unannounced. Next day, the gig list read: " Crawford, T. M. — Dirty water bucket out of place at a. m. i. " There is honor among thieves. C When it comes to deadbeating, this " P. D. " has them all skinned four ways from the jack, for it surely takes a genius to dead beat on a stubbed toe two week-end hikes and twelve P. M. E. ' s, not to mention parades and other Soirees. C Another of " Tom ' s " strong suits is tactics. For with an Infantry instructor he dismounts his Cavalry, and with a Cavalry instructor he mounts his Infantry. Let ' s hope that he never draws one who is in the Coast. ROBERT WILLIAM CRICHLOW, Jr. Nashville, Tcnn. Crich, Bob g TERRIBLE noise, an awful roar, the room fills with dust, some one gasps, " ' Heavens, the roof is falling. " Another cries, " The Huns are coming. " Oh no, you are all 180 ' wrong, " Crich " just dropped his shoe. Alexander said, " There is always strength in num- bers, " and " Bob " quietly says, " safety in foundation. " C. It was one of those balmy mornings last August when the Admiral had the Yearlings of G Co toiling away on one of his favorites, a little pontoon bridge. " Bob, " true to his Southern instincts, curled up in a pontoon boat, and soon lost himself in sweet sleep. The Yearling cure-all worked its magic charm. C In spite of all this, " Crich " is a cold max — at drawing he is there eight ways. What would we do without him for Hop cards? His reputation as a printoid gained in the early days of Plebe camp has made him famous. With a rifle or pistol he rivals Wazzoo himself. At rifle practice, we always heard the familiar " Now, Mr. Crich-e-low you des-ig-nate the target. " Cullum Hall Squad, 4; Choir, 4; Hundredth Night, 4. Expert Rifleman. 1 J WILLIAM JOHN CROWE Philadelphia, Pa. William John, Du 0 young, so perfectly complexioned, so touchingly tender, — remember when John strolled into Beast Barracks with his eyes open for a " Welcome Candidates " sign. At entrance, John was two weeks under age — a misfortune that can be traced back to his very birth — and which resulted in his being the class baby. The Academy decided to keep him on the condition that his first two weeks rations be paid for personally. That was before the days of slum and " Sunday Night Suppers " so he did n " t object to paying the bill. C Nothing so soothed John ' s vanity as a picture of himself in his full dress coat. He had several of these taken and gave them quite a wide circulation. One of them found its way into the Tacony Weekly Sneeze (John ' s Podunk). Under the picture was an article telling in melodramatic style the virtues and achievements of the village hero. So much for the article. Now when this paper fell into the hands of John ' s wife, things looked serious for Crowe. " Woodrow " Wilson happened to be his wife at that time and " Woodrow " threatened to put the picture on the bulletin board unless Crowe would make some superhuman sacrifice. What was left to do but capitulate. John acceded. Thereafter for the period of one month, John shivered out of bed every morning, with the gun, and paid his debt for undue publicity by closing the window. After that John always maintained that reveille would n ' t be so bad if you did n ' t have to get up. I Choir, 4; Marksman. JOSIAH TONEY DALBEY New Orleans, Louisiana Joe, Dixie •y HE South presented us with a premier scientist (British) when it gave us " Joe; " perpetually at work, and ever in an elevated strain. We ' d heard of that warm line but when we actually heard it !! If ever you want argument, tales weird, or the inside dope about the Mexican Border, hie yourself to the Bolsheviki Headquarters in a receptive mood for the aforementioned, and also for skags and boodle. When you depart, study will be but one of life ' s small aggravations. C Speaking of rare cats, " the places I have been, " and Women, Women, Women — just list to the mocking bird! The last three, in order from front to rear, are " Joe ' s " hobbies. He has knowledge more of the genus female than have they of themselves; and his treatise foi the guidance of the he-vamps, " Wiles of the Weaker Sex, " or, " Women from A to Z, " we figure to rank the best sellers. C " Joe " is a cocky mixture of independence and origi- nality; strong on level-headed argument, and playing the game straight without boot-lick. His line of action never involved him with the T. D., but with the Kaydet powers it was a hot session forever. C Typical of his Plebe pranks was his own version of the " Missouri National. " Drilling beneath threatening clouds, surrounded by Upper Classmen piping the downpour, when " requested " to whistle old Jupiter ' s sacred anthem, he gave forth the oriental, side show shiveree — the hootchy- kootchy! Ych, it was a circus for fair. Choir, 4, 3; Expert Rifleman. 69 1 ' THOMAS HOUSTON DAMERON La Junta, Colorado Moon-face, Tom TT HEN a man gets turned out in Math and buys the I I J most expensive boots he can find, you may deduce y that his middle name is " Horse " and his favorite color yellow. To write about " Tom " and not mention horse is like talking about New York and not mentioning the " Follies. " But when he admits that those boots are just to P. S. in, and that he shall buy another pair for riding, you further see that he is a natural-born snake. He has the rep of knowing more officers ' wives than any man in the class — which means a good deal. C He spent the week before he entered this military monastery at the West Point Hotel, getting a line on the place. How well he succeeded may be illustrated by this remarkable incident. In November of his Plebe year, he escorted a femme into the gym just in time to watch half the Yearling class sweating for Willie. The third class gave " Tom " very much attention after that along the lines of the in and out, and other forms of now debarred exercises. Not wooden, just gross. C " Tom " spends most of his evenings balancing his bank account to see if he can afford a miniature, but the peculiar part is that he can ' t decide on the femme. If he should decide not to stay in the Army, you can bet a large hat he will be managing a bank in Colorado — and perfectly happy. Class Crest Committee: Hun- dredth Night Staff, 4, 3; Sharpshooter. LANDON GARLAND DANIEL Nashville, Tenn. Duke, Handsome " " • " FTER our class had been at West Point for two K I months our only Augustine, Daniel, arrived. When- j_ 1. ever we saw him the thought uppermost in our mind was " There but for the grace of God and the Beast Detail go I. " For lack of the last named power the E Co. corps and Daniel ' s wives had to undertake an almost hopeless job when they tried to transform him and were far from assisted by their pupil ' s natural aptitude for tying things up. C. But at last after his wives had run countless lates getting him ready for formations and the corps was turning grey headed he was pronounced fit to go to parade. He was truly a paragon of spoonyness as he jumped from his tent and into ranks some five minutes late. With his chest and shoulders well raised he waited with complacent self- satisfaction for his inevitable inspection, unconscious of the fact that his trou were wrinkled back in the seat, his belts not covered off properly and his cartridge box hang- ing with his rod skyward. But the crowning feature of his " get up " was his tar bucket, resting on his ears in spite of seven collars in the sweat band, tipped back at a rakish angle. Whether it was to make vision possible or to cor- rectly assimilate the fashion of 1830 is uncertain. It was too late to remedy these slight defects so he went to parade just as he was. C All went well until the Star Spangled Banner when an exclamation of despair burst from a corp in the file closers. C " Look! Red! Mr. Daniel is at present with his barrel to the front. " And he was. C Daniel has n ' t caught up with the rest of us yet in some things, but he is trying hard, a thing which counts for a whole lot in this vale of tears. CuUum, 3; Outdoor Meet, 4; Hundredth Night, 4. .1 ' PV «» - DONALD MILLER DAVIDSON Greensburg, Indiana Don, Dave, Theda BFOOL there was. and she made her prayer. " Did you ever hear of a vampire? Well, we have one in our midst. Let us introduce you to " Theda " Davidson, the only and original male vampire. Yes, girls, look him over! Now we know why " Theda " never supped in the Mess Hall all Yearling summer. In that same camp Davy was a max as a company clerk. He never put a Plebe on guard more than three days in succession. The job finally proved his undoing: for when he turned in with the com- pany papers one of these perfumed pink envelopes the T. D. could n ' t see the grind. As a result " Theda " missed a hop for the first and only time. C " Dave " has an exalted sense of his importance. Look at the way he accepted the responsibilities of boodle-corp. And remember the Child ' s remark. " Yes, Mr. Davidson, I know you ' re a Third Classman, but raise your chest. " If there " s anything you want to know ask " Theda. " He ' 11 tell you all about it with absolute certainty. His life motif? That ' s it, a question mark. FRANK GREENE DAVIS Ft. Leavenworth, Kas. F. G., Davy CENE: (Annual hike somewhere in New York) C Frankie nonchalantly galloping campward on Capt. Englehart ' s trusty steed, which he had sur- reptitiously stolen from a cavalry buck. C Enter Com, in company with Skinski (being translated down the dusty road with the aid of Time, Providence and a Ford). C " Where are you going on the horse, Mr. Davis? What outfit do you belong to? " C. " Infantry signal detail, sir. " C " What are you doing with that horse? " 1 Thought strikes Skinski forcibly. C " That ' s all right, colonel, he ' s only riding my horse into camp. " C Exit: Frankie in cloud of dust. CI That ' s Frankie every time. Of course he ' s always getting into scrapes and equally of course, getting out of them . ' ♦ . ' ♦ C In camp he was E Co. boodle corp, and the way he handled that job would make Brother Solomon look like an amateur. As a manufacturer of bum grinds he ' s a cold max. Here " s one of his better ones. " I don ' t see why they call a baseball field a diamond, they might call it an emerald because it ' s green. " Can you beat it? This one resulted in the wasting of 1402 gallons of water and a severe attack of rheumatism. C. " Say felluz, did you ever hear this one? " C " Turn on the water. Bill! " f r K Football, Cullum, 4, 3: Warks- Corporal, (70); Sharpshoot;- © ' LESTER GEORGE DEGNAN Bronx, New York Little Pot, Diedy, Rednor the Cowboy, Duke of de Duma EHOLD ladies and gentleman, the titled foreigner from the wilds of the Bronx — " Diedy Degnan, " Doity Dancer, " and " Duke of the Duma. " He, as chief of the local wigwam of Tammany, also has the Indian title of " Little Pot. " As a Plebe he was famous for his endeavors to show the bucks a good time —little grinds like turning off all the hot water just before the Upper Classman bathed. C With the culture that becomes his rank, he knows every dance step from the minuet to the shimmy, and he always has his noive. But Waffles has his own ideas as the proper holts for CuUum, and even " Pot " could n ' t argue him. How do we know? He tried. C In Yearling camp " Pot " blossomed into his glory as political boss of the Duma. As wielder of the law, Kerensky, Skinski or whoever it was does n ' t stand a show. But if you want to bring out the unvarnished Bronx, just remind him of the time he missed sharpshooter by " a few points, " and won the self-evident title of " Diedy. " JOHN LEIGHTON DENNY Crockett, Texas Jawn Tr HEN times began to look warlike " Jawn " decided J I J to get into the army in the right way, so he came Vi ' to West Point. As a result he specked the " Fixed Opinion, " acquired a more definite knowledge of " Leather, sir. " and worked off his surplus steam double-timing around Plebe camp and serving his time on the awkward squad .- » .■«» C On Sundays and holidays he celebrated by getting into ranks before assembly. At other times he was either late or absent. The fame of one who would so daringly affront the T. D. spread far and wide. C Both Pecols and Lucius spotted " Jawn " the first day he entered the section room and each one has had an eye and both feet on him ever since. At the general transfer he hit the goats and has been trying ever since to rise again. " Jawn " was never reported for unauthorized lights, but like the busy little bee, improved each shining hour. C In Yearling camp, " Jawn ' s " release from quarters was spent at Mermaid ' s Cove — after he deserted the Walri. " Turn out a police-detail " meant nothing at all. Mirages did not affect him enough to prevent his shooting Expert, so now he proudly sports crossed rifles on his chest — as he will on his collar. Marksman; Baseball Squad, 4; Plebe Basketball Squad. Expert rifleman. J ' ' GEORGE LINCOLN DILLAWAY, Wakefield, Mass. Line JR. HINC " was the foremost advocate of the water cure in D Co. All of the newly mades and any one with a troubled conscience grew to fear him. His fame does not end here for despite his constant denials, he was known to the Yearlings as the militia corporal who made sundry crusty remarks concerning the inadequacy of the camp guard. " Line " can work when he wants to — but he seldom wants to. He is the true type of good natured Yank. hivey, full of fun, decidedly lazy and not likely to be forgotten. Although not prominent in 100th Night, he blossomed at a color line last summer in the part of a notorious tactical officer, and to tell the truth he did it so well I have n ' t been able to stand his presence since. If you really want to see " Line " in his element, give him a hockey stick and start Rex Post dovvii the rink with the puck. Talk about your fighting Yankees! FREDERICK BRADSTREET DODGE, JR. Birmingham, Ala. Fritz, Freddie QUIET, unassuming, unobtrusive; there ' s Fred in a nutshell. Because of his reticence he is not as well known to the Corps as he should be. It seems as if he is leading a double life, because every other night after supper we hear the O. D. sound-off from the first floor, " Oh Dodge, Special Delivery here for you. " These missives always contain some joyful news for one keeps him happy while he waits for the next. After reading one of these epistles, a languishing sigh and " May it ever be thus " escapes from his lips. C When " Freddie " entered, his podunk papers gave him a magnificent write up in bold faced type ' neverything. Pictures from his infancy to his graduation as Captain from Georgia Military Academy took up the front pages. Neither paper nor ink was spared to extol illustrious " Freddie ' s " merits. But woe unto such heralded persons when they enter the Academy. The instant he timidly reported to a Yearling corp, he was seized upon with much delight and before taps Fred was reciting his spiel and emphasizing his splendid career with many gestures. C Somehow or other the T. D. has never looked very benevolently upon " Freddie. " Nary a gig list is posted which has not on it the name " Dodge, " with a " do " or two underneath. He is a firm believer in making the Corn ' s clerk earn his pay. ' - Hockey, 4; Choir, 4, 3: Expert Rifleman. Fencing, Foil and Bayonet, 4, 3 ; Sharpshooter; Choir, 4, 3. JOHN VICTOR DOMMINEY Brooklyn, N. Y. Jack ■ O gaze upon this son of Gotham, one would never ■ ' ' ) suspect that he has an intercompany reputation X for grinds. Here is a sample: " Say, boys, I ' m going to get a lodestone for my ring. " " Why? " " Because they ' re so attractive. " C As a company commander, he also established a pre- cedent, followed by all the companies behind him. It was the first time the new Yearling corps had the Corps at parade. He started by giving " Eyes Right " for the O. C, and then repeated it for the O. D., O. G., Supe, Com, Japanese Commission, and wound up by giving it for a general prisoner. This caused quite a stir, especially as a Plebe in the rear rank executed the rifle salute every time. C Lectures bother " Jack " less than any one in the class, as he invariably sleeps through all but the first five minutes. This sometimes causes even the P. to lose his accustomed calm. For this reason, he was the only man who piped the lectures in ordinance, because while the rest of the Class became bored to death. Jack peacefully enjoyed an after- noon nap. In spite of this tendency toward drowsiness on certain occasions, Jack is wide-awake most of the time, and has a part in almost everything that takes place here, from the baseball field to the festivities of Cullum. 6 PAUL ANDREW DONNALLY Washington, D. C. Paul f VERY Class seems to have a few men that make an impression on you like the Rock of Gibraltar; don ' t misunderstand me, I am not referring to the Goats, but to the steady reliable type. Paul is one of these and the only time he ever passed the buck, was at Sunday P-rade when as acting Co. Capt. he fell out because the sight of all the femmes lined up behind the O. C. waiting to cheer for him affected him like a blast of dynamite. C Every week or so he receives a vermilion bordered envelope from Dame Rumor telling him that the Class has inherited a large fortune from some Bill that died in Congress. Paul is an optimist, one of the nth degree who asks you to pass the cream when the small milk is next to you on the table. C Coming from a diplomatic atmosphere, it was to be expected that he could talk the T. D. into handing him the starry chevrons, and we would stake our raise in salary that given the chance, he could persuade Trotzky to become a Republican. Corporal, (25): Football, Mono- gram, 4; Squad, 4, 3: Hockey Squad. 4; Baseball. 4, " A " ; Swimming Meet, 4; Out- door Meet, 4; Choir, 3; Marl-sman. Color Corporal, (1); Hoard cf Governors; Sharpshooter. IGNATIUS LAWRENCE DONNELLY St. Paul, Minn. Red, Shanty Tf HETHER it was in his brilliant early career as a ill soldier or whether it was the effect of an effort to V § y do his life work before the dry bill began to operate, we can ' t say, but anybody that ever heard Donnelly hiccoughing out his " March! " at a company formation will bear witness that it sounds like a real Kentucky colonel . ' . • C The tin school heroics to which we have so delicately alluded is really the only well known chapter in our Colonel ' s mysterious past. Before he joined us he was well conversant with Paragraph 282 ' j, and understood why a sabre is worn on the left side, etc., etc., and for this reason he was immediatelj ' , as his podunk predicted, given a high position of honor and trust in the Corps. He marched the G Co rabble to bath every night. Anybody in G Co knows what a careful check he had to run on the deadbeats, and also how he had to make sure that Dunham took his Sapolio, and all those little things. C We started to tell about how Ig went a-hunting of a spree in New York, but he said the future Colonel would n ' t like it, so we let it pass. Just ask us personally and we ' 11 raise your hair. fi ' FREDERICK WEED DRURY Reno, Nevada Fred, Reno ( ' RED is a campaigner, although you might not think should you see him all spooned up for the ; Saturday night movies. However, Cronest and all the redoubts on the reservation have at one time or another succumbed to the mighty Fred. He enjoys the hikes. ' Nuff said. (I Fred ' s consideration for others is boundless. He was on a leave expiring at midnight. Did he take advantage of each precious hour? He did not! Rather than come bump- ing in at midnight, causing the benevolent O. C. to arise from his innocent slumber, and waking his hard worked classmates at this unholy hour, he came back at tattoo! Major Vert was O. C! And Fred knew it! And he came back at tattoo! Ye Gods, such mercy is above the compre- hension of mere mortals. C The thought of Fred shooting Indians, or whatever they shoot out there in Nevada, while all we could do was to stay here and shoot skags, was trying. In view of the act that he comes from Reno, the authorities had no right to jeopardize the class cup in such a reckless manner. Football Squad, 4; Indoor Meet, Boxing, 4; Marksman. _J.k ' ' WILLIAM HENRY JOHN DUNHAM New London, Conn. Bill, Stuffy fTUFFY, " a by-product of Braden ' s Academy, I landed among us on his second trial for the Acad- emy. With the ambition he showed in trying the exams a second time, he started out to demonstrate how things should be done around here. At the staff table one of his favorite remarks was, " Oh, Mr. Knight, here is some nice hot coffee for you. " t As ranking corp. of G Co during Yearling camp, ' ■ Stuffy " was a tactical mistake. On one occasion he marched the company to the barber shop in barracks instead of the one in camp. The company was forced to double time all the way back. That night " Stuffy " received his citation at the ice-tank in the form of shoe polish liberally applied. His old rallying cry, " G Company, get in shape! " will long be remembered. !. Among ■ ' Stuffy ' s " losses since he joined us are: (1) enough tenths in history to turn him out for the exam; (2) his captain ' s chevrons; (3) his picture of Hundredth Night Show in the 1919 Howitzer; (4) and last but not least, seven dollars while on leave in Brooklyn. That same history exam almost cost him his trip to Northfield. " Stuffy " made up for lost time when he did get there, and proved himself as good a hypocrite as any of them. ' i F Corporal, (17); Y. M. C. A. Northfield; Marksman; Hundredth Night; Choir, 4, 3; Camp Illumination 4; Glee Club, 4. MARION PATTON ECHOLS Charlottsville, Virginia P., Peckles, Colonel TT HEN Bill Shakespeare said, " What ' s in a name? ' J I J he showed himself human enough to err after all. f If he could have been in the area of South Barracks on June 14, 1917, and seen the welcome given the " Colo- nel " he would have hid his head in a laundry bag for shame .♦ . ' ♦ I. " Are you any relation to Pecols, Mister? " C. Yes, sir. " C Then a combination of a yell of joy and a howl of rage, and the " Colonel " began his initiation. In Plebe camp he would seize a ramrod, and using his locker as a black- board, demonstrate " To find when the general equation of the second degree may represent two straight lines " much to the joy of Handsome Harry. That sublime goat forced the " Colonel " to speck most of the log table , so he is now walking text book, as interpolated by Pecols. C His presence in the class explains why we have two hun- dred eighty three, instead of about two hundred seventy men, and why there is a shortage on men in the Math Department. Being one of the infant prodigies who can hive Descript, his idea of an earthly paradise is the Corps of Engineers. C His case is the only one on record where a flanker attended a runt boodle fight, without a quick trip to the hydrant, via the bootblacks, as a result. He will be a living example of the adage, " The pen is mightier than the sword, " for sure as math is math, he will guide the pen that signs the weekly tenth sheet of the first section. HUGH GARNETT ELLIOTT, JR. Atlanta, Georgia Shorty ONE minute ' til taps, Suh! " " One half minute to taps, suh! " A few minutes later, " Well, Mr. Elliott, where is taps? " " Taps is late, Suh! " C " Shorty " early learned to sleep behind piled bedding in his tent, but never could he be taught to alter his pronunciation of " here " and " sir. " Alabama will out! C Beast Barracks influenced him to the decision that West Point was no place for him and at that he dead-beated two weeks of it. The milder climate of camp, however, allowed him to adjust himself to the rigors of Plebe life. fl Many causes have been popularly attributed to the phenomenon of his drawing a corp, but it is now agreed that his unwrinkled trou, polished buttons and absolute undiluted blind spec in drill regs influenced the tacs to award him the highest ranking corp (numerically). C His lik eness above would suggest that he is hivey, but any one witnessing his molecular race around the floor while his wives struggle with chem would know otherwise .• » :■» C His Classmates well remember cutting remarks made on the hike as to the childish activities of certain Yearlings. " Shorty " is the cause of it all, the original lady-killer. The wcrst of it is they fail to reciprocate. GEORGE GORDON ELMS Waynesburg, Pa. P. D. Tr HO are you man? " some leather lunged Yearling f I J inquires. " Mr. Elms, sir, " this young Apollo % booms in a voice which seems to come from cavern- ous depths. " Are you a P. D.? " his questioner wants to know. " NO SIR! " comes back his reply, with such vehemence and righteous wrath that the very tent poles shake. Even as it always happens that the nickname a man resents the most sticks to him, just so, this name staffed with Elms. He is and ever will be just plain old " P. D. " C Upon occassion he was an absolute genius at foxing the T. D. On winter nights he used to tie a string to his door knob, so that he could roll over in his slumber, pull the string, and close the door on the heels of the astounded O. C. Once, however, the tables were tuiTied. He passed the " Crown Prince " and turned him out a high-sign salute. A minute later — so the story runs — he was executing hand salute by the numbers. C As a Plebe, he showed his independence by telling a Second Classman that he was not piping recognition. Ye Gods! The nerve of the man! S ' Corporal, (74); Sharpshooter. Sharpshooter. ■ " tj ]| E9. 1 1 m tli O i ,, LOUIS BRAINARD ELY Leavenworth, Kansas Hi, Napoleon PLASH! And a corporal cf the guard ' s new white trousers are ruined. " Who threw that water out of this tent? " " Mr. Ely L. B., sir. " And thus Mr. Ely made his debut into Plebe camp. A few afternoons later we see a motley crowd of Upper Classmen around tent number seven. " Mr. Ely was caught standing behind his locker with ' a mosquito bar over himself, deadbeating full dress hat drill. " One morning at drill Tommy asks " Who is the third man in the rear rank of squad No. 1? Some of the file closers show him how to stand up. " And from then on Louie did not suffer from lack of attention. His case was official. But even those things do not compare with Louie ' s life in barracks, for he was the right hand servant of two hard men, " Heine " and " Jake. " When they could not put enough of excitement into his life Louis would don his cit clothes and visit our neighboring hamlet. Not caring to be a favorite of the powers that be, Louis ' name adorned the quill sheet frequently. But to make the best out of it Louis became an expert in the art of writing B-aches. They compared favorably with Lin- coln ' s Gettysburg Address. They contained only two lines, " . The report is correct. 2. I did it. " Poor Louis carried his brevity to the extreme. At the table he cut the meat into ten parts, an incident that secured the job for him for the remainder of the year. But today ask him if he can carve a chicken and he will raise his chest and say " Yes! " er HAROLD RICHARD EMERY Belleville, Illinois Dick, Richardo fMIL. Emil. Please tell me that you love me. " Thus did Emery, lost to the world in sleep, betray from the depths of his red comforter a secret to unmerci- ful wives. However relentlessly they pumped, his play- mates were unable to pry further into the tragedy of November Leave. Ah, prattling tongue, must thou ever be gumming the game? C " Dick " ran a regrettable previ-i when he arrived several days earlier than June 14, 1917, with the purpose of getting acquainted with some of the boys in the Corps. When the rest of us arrived he was calling all the Yearlings of his acquaintance by their first names. It boned him an awful bootlick when he got over to Camp two weeks later! d Modesty is " Dick ' s " prime virtue. A medal for bravery would now adorn his left upper breast pocket had he not hushed up the episode. Our hero saved a life last summer in Camp. It happened on a canoe trip up the river. She forgot how to swim and little " Dick, " striking out man- fully in three (3) feet of water supported onc-hundred- and-ninety-five pounds of fair damsel to safety and shal- lower water. We can ' t quite believe that it was n ' t all prearranged. " Dick " will stoutly deny that it was though, and we have n ' t all the facts, so ? Sharpshooter. Sharpshooter i JOHN CYRUS ENDLER Weehawken, New Jersey Jack, Duke aE call me ' Duke. ' And you do well to call him ' Duke, ' who for one long year has kept you snakes supplied with femmes. " We never heard this hearty youth from Weehawken utter these sentiments; but his aristocratic speech and lordly bearing proclaim to all of us that he knows that he has proven worthy of his title. C But, after all, he is democratic. He has lived a quiet life among us. His taste for stones is rather loud. He has proved beyond a doubt the fallacy of the saying, " A man can drown in a bowl of soup. " But outside of these incidents and a few entertainments he has furnished the " Dragoons, " he has been a model young man, even as you and I. C But when all is said and done, this bold blonde creature with the Hawaiian wave to his hair will be there with his cunning smile. Give him a hand for us. fi " ROGER SHERMAN EVARTS Windsor, Vermont Greek ' ' IVE minutes to first call, sir. " Spooney brasses, brand clean trou, gleaming F. D. ; hat, the dissy Mr. Evarts, 4th Class, stepped from his tent, head as erect as it had been those few days before when Yale had declared him a finished AB. From all parts of Camp the Yearlings came in amazement to view the extraordinary sight of Roger, spoony and on time. C " First call, sir. " C Chest raised a trifle higher he rushed toward his place in ranks. But, helas ! there ' s many a slip between one ' s tent and ranks after a summer shower — and Roger found the most slippery of them all. Down he went and next day he was mentioned in orders as receiving his Master ' s degree, Roger Sherman Evarts, Master Gumstick. C A native of Vermont, Evarts has always played a good stick on the hockey team. Not without opposition has he played his game against the hyperbolic paraboloid and the conic section ; for a verse of Greek from old Eli avails nothing against an E-Cols interpolation. C His service with the Yale battery fits him admirably for a commission in the artillery. What artilleryman desires a change? (H gm «• SYRIL EMERSON FAINE New Straitsville, Ohio Skag Tf HO is the first man mentioned in the Bible? Chap. J I Jl? Wrong! " Skag " Faine. Remember where it vj X says " and darkness was upon the face of the deep? " That refers to " Skag. " Darkness is his element. Morpheus may have invented sleep, but " Skag " perfected it. Did you ever see one of those fallen lords of the forest, uprooted in some domestic quarrel about 10,000 B. C, lying half buried in the moss of ages? Put a buzz saw at work on one end, stick ten toes on the other, cover the middle with a red comforter, and voila ! " Skag " Faine. C His vocal organs are the only parts of him that do not rest. Any gent may snore. Caesar snored, so did Tom, but " Skag " speaks extemporaneously. Night, about half past taps; a voice as from the dead saying " Listen! " It must be the O. C. " Listen! " Light footsteps O. C. theory dropped. " They ' re all around me! Et tu Brute! Now who ' s the baby in this house? What? " and so on, ad infinitum. (Latin for furlo. — Ed.) C He got his name from his resemblance to an incinerator. That is, he takes skags into his face and they rapidly, cleanly, and completely vanish, leaving no smoke, scent, debris, or diminution of " Skag ' s " capacity. Just wrap any old trash in a Riz la Croix and hand him a light. C One day " Skag " was surveying the wilds of the East shore of the Styx with the aid of a transit, etc. The day being dry and the subject drier, " Skag " gravitated towards Lusk. When his thirst was about half quenched he heard his master ' s voice, " Mr. Faine, what is the dif- ference in elevation between this end of the lake and the other? " " Skag " removed his mouth long enough to say, " One foot, sir. " " Some thirst! " was the only response. BENJAMIN RANDOLPH FARRAR East Orange, New Jersey Ben ONE dark summer night, " Ben " and two other desperate Yearlings sailed forth from Camp Popo- lopen to investigate the surrounding country. His plan was clothed in mystery. How he smiled at the com and tacs. " Foxed ' em cold, " he said. If Fort Montgomery was all shut up and if some one had tied it up about a dance at Bear Mountain — it was n ' t " Ben ' s " fault. What he wanted was a long cool walk. C But that night a few minutes after taps an inspection proved the three yearning Yearlings absent. Second Class- men stood guard. Reveille brought three pale-faced youths to light. It was plain that tragedy had entered " Ben ' s " life — and from a rosy, joyful youth, he turned into a sorrowful and serious man. " Six months and half of furlough " is a load for any man ' s back. C Other than this mad event, Geraldine is very much a K-det. He turned the choir down, to save his voice for his roommates. The Boodler and " Ben " have always been the best of friends. As a Plebe in camp, we will never forget him bringing back a little stick for a " Mosquito Bar. " If that is the only bar he touches he ' s very safe for democ- racy. i n ©USIN boy i Llr DONALD ALLEN FAY Urbana, 111. Don jUSINESS was dull and the war was on, so the little from Illinois came to West Point. In Plebe Camp he was an E Co. favorite because of his calm ways and slow talk. In particular he came in for much loving attention on the hike after he gave an enemy patrol all the information he could except the countersign, which he had forgotten. C He is a strong man for the infantry at most times. Sometimes, on weeks when he does n ' t have riding, he feels the lure of the cavalry, but not when he thinks of the " slow trot, Hooo. " His constant fear is not Math, not Phil nor Chem, but the thought of being policed by Reid. C The chubby faced little boy just dotes on Math. The department can ' t furnish him with enough complexities for his agile mind. So, Immortal of the Immortals, he hies him to the Hbrary and draws " C Smith ' s Solid Geometry " to bone up quadric surfaces — and much bootlick. MARTIN ANTHONY FENNELL Honolulu, T. H. Bally, Phenol, Honolulu SOU ' RE bally right, you can ' t. " cried the Hula from Waikiki, and straightway the H. Co. rabble pro- ceeded to inflict the water cure on its tormenter for his over use of the " side. " That word " Bally " seemed to canker the nerves of the Yearlings of H. Co. to the extent that they put Martin Anthony under the spigot or into the Hudson every time till he finally came off the Britisher. But our subject is from the land where swimmers are as plentiful as thunder storms over Crow ' s Nest. Being a ve.itable water dog, wet drags took long to cure him of his " bally " habit. If you happen to meet Martin anywhere, he will probably say he ' s " bally " glad to meet you. C Martin is " bally-well able " to do a good job at what- ever he sets his hand to — witness the way he has run our swimming team to bring home two overwhelming victories in an many years. The same kind of success in all your undertakings, Honolulu. Football, CuUum, 4; Swimming, 4; Catholic Choi. ' ; Sharp- shooter. J e CLAUDE BIRKETT FERENBAUGH Penn Yan, New York Bud, Ferry OOD morning; have you a little fairy in your home? We have, and along about the time the hell-cats , , are getting warmed up on the fourth roll and easing off into Yankee Doodle our little fairy comes to life with a jerk. Ditto for the rest of the day. Back in Beast Barracks it was different. C If he ever decides that the Army can worry along with- out him, his next occupation will be model for Mellin ' s Food Pictures or posing for " Physical Culture. " C " When did you shave last, Mr. Ferenbaugh? " C " A week ago last Tuesday, sir! " but how the Tac ever hived him, no one knows. C " Ferry " is the Boswell of the goats. He knows every- thing that ever took place in the goat sections and he can sound off the episodes in chronological order. It would be wrong, however, to imagine that he does not show a deep interest in things academic at times. " Ferry " flops into a chair and sounds off, " Who ' 11 give me the polar coordi- nates of the butter plate? " — " Butter, please. " " Say — project a slice of bread vertically in my direction, somebody — atta boy! " C Take him altogether, — and you can ' t take him any other way, his noise, his bulk, his clog dance, his rosy cheeks — and you have our little fairy as we know him. " Get in shape. Deacon! " ISAAC WILEY FINLEY Woodbury, Tennessee jEFORE he came to West Point, " Ike " was the principal of the McMinnville High School, and also filled the chair of English and History. This prepa- ration gave him a jump on the class at all poop subjects, but he hung up on math, and bought an alarm clock to help him fox the P. Will we ever forget the day his clock ran a prevei? The sudden alarm. The two jumps across the room. The oaths of our hero. " Gracious!. . . Oh, my!. . . Goodness. " He reaches the goal. A struggle, and silence. " For with the nightly linen that he wears. He pens her piteous clamors in her head. " (In short, he stuck her under his pillow.) C " Ike " bones his profession assiduously. He was once caught with a copy of " Small Problems in Married Life " in his possession, and bached it by explaining that it was small problems in infant — ry. He likes the KOEHLER " At Ease, " even tried to do parade rest with his hands behind him once. When he wanted to lock his piece on Artillery, he traversed it right to the limit, then gave " Trail left " to center the gun. In fact, he is given to experiments of this kind, but when he docs get it pooped, it ' s pooped for good. Football Squad. 4, 3: Basketball Squad, 4: Indoor Meet, 4; Baseball Squad, 4. ' d 93 t LESTER BELONG FLORY Wilkesbarre, Pa. Les, P. D. ■ HE banking business promised to be too prosperous ■ ' j at the beginning of the war to suit this robust -» " P. D. " so he hied himself to the land of tenths and quill. His financial experience made him too clever for us. We often wonder how he foxed us by getting that single alcove. C Chubby " Les " so much enjoyed throwing Tom around in those lock-and-roU exhibitions, that he went out for the squad. Goliath ' s conqueror had nothing on Fat. C We attribute his muck to intimate communion with mother nature. His tales of a fairy woodland, of gushing streamlets, of shady nooks are nothing if not teeming with interest — and numerous, for he has the simplicity of the true " P. D. " and loves nothing better than to be alone with nature. C " In Pennsylvania there are many Pennsylvania Dutch- men, one of whom I am which. " CD ' ULRIC LEE FOMBY Homer, La. Yoolrick R. FOMBY, suh. Homer, suh. ' Bout three thou- sand, suh. " That was the introduction this hand- some lad from the Sunny South gave himself when he entered our great institution. Willie Boy himself must have envied the business-like way in which he bit off his syllables. Through his fine vocal qualities, he soon won renown calling for the oats. C Ulric has won a good many friends, and he keeps them, too, for he would do anything for a friend — anything but lend him money. Ask Fomby about those two dollars he once loaned. C It would be pretty hard to find a man more conscientious about his conduct than this gentleman from Louisiana. However, the best of us slip up once in a while. Remember that sunshiny day when Waffles got Fomby for two counts, " Smiling in ranks returning from dinner " and " Ahead of line returning from dinner. " C Fomby gets along very nicely with the femmes. Life would be dull without them. " The more, the merrier, " is his firm belief. That is why it is a pretty safe bet that there will be no Mrs. Fomby for some time. A bachelor ' s joys are many. Corporal, (56); Marksman; Wrestling Squad. } SIMON FOSS Savannah, Georgia Brer XF you ' ve ever seen a statue of Julius Cassar or that famous portrait of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo with cocked hat, folded arms, knit brow, and atmosphere that suggested latent fires and ' " beaucoup de pep, " you have a 1st Section perspective of our Simon. In his simple, playful way, he informed our cub reporter that down in Geo (r)gia, he was known as " Brer. " Now it ' s been a long time since our innocent childhood days, hence our only recollection of a " Brer " was " Brer " Rabbit, and Simon has never roamed the prairies of the wild Southwest to the best of our knowledge and ability. A clean sleeve, a broad grin, and an A. B. degree have already entitled him to a fraternal affection from that illustrious body of " the bucks. " Flirtation has but recently revealed her charms to Simon but Dame Rumor has it — tho the stability of West Point rumors is like that of the elusive NH4 radical — that the femme has at last arrived and now he ' s one of CuUum ' s most ardent devotees. Due to an injury received while playing football on CuUum Squad, we thought the Red Comforter League had closed another deal, but it only stayed his career temporarily for now he has achieved a reputation second only to the Famous Paul Revere, and who that witnessed that wild .ide from the Riding Hall to the South Gate would fail to cheerfully bestow upon him the proud title of Mazeppa? CLARENCK ARCHIBALD FRANK Salt Lake City, Utah Puff nARK, what ' s that? Was it the reveille gun? What is that indistinguishable blur running loose in the sallyport? No, it ' s not a cloud of smoke; it ' s our famous albino, C. Archibald Frank, informally known as " Puff. " €1 His first morning in Beast Barracks he essayed his first try with a razor. Six separate and distinct cuts were found after the blood had been washed off. C " Puff " hibernated until Yearling camp. €[ He went canoeing and saw a barrel, fastened by a wire, leading down into the depths. The barrel, in " Puff ' s " eyes, was moving rapidly upstream. " Here, " thought " Puff, " " Is where I get a quick, easy tow to Mermaid Cove. So " Puff, " grabbed hold to be towed. Watching the water he was moving, but the shore remained the same " Puff " has never yet discovered why the barrel stopped when he took hold of it. d. " Puff " never has been accused of boning corp, nor would we ever pick him to wear chevrons, but when it comes to picking our friends then he ranks among the first; and the friendships formed here are worth more than all the honors in the Howitzer. Cullum, Numerals, 4; Choir, 3: Cadet Glee Club, 4, 3. Marksman: Cullum Hall Squad; Welter-weight Wrestling Champion, 3; Monogram. ' Mft m ■ K ' -l , Ir.fc . - ' " ' -l " -. ' ' ' j iHiSs l k«, i f JOHN DAVID FREDERICK Springfield, 111. Li ' l, Freddie TT HEN the soothing smoke of the old Bull has been J I I given due time to soften up the bored expression V J X on " Li ' l ' s " face, he is apt to turn loose a series of ballads, grinds, ditties and songs that descended from Will Webster and are still descending. This of course makes him highly desirable at Sunday night suppers, especially when we had a hop the night before. Between times he sits like a statue of granite, on whatnot — perchance like the Aurora Borealis — silent. C " Li ' l " and that tac whom I have decided to call " Cootie " developed a friendship like unto that of Waffles and Semmelmeyer in its devotion. " Li ' 1 " even stayed home from Monroe on the hike because his buddie asked him to. And when he came back from leave that memorable morn- ing of Dec. 3rd, there was the Major at the station to meet him. C " Li ' l " prides himself on his single-heartedness, and takes for his example that other " Li ' l, " of earlier days. Did he ever tell you about her? Ask him sometime. C Whatever happens we ' 11 always know right where to find " Li ' l. " You guessed it — the infantry is the lucky branch. 0 . ROBERT GIBBONS GARD Washington, D. C. Bob, Bobbie, Petile QETITE " is a rather queer name for a flanker, but " Bobbie " gained this soubriquet by virtue of his incessant and minute research into the why and wherefore of human existence. He has a philosophy for every happening in his life, all of which boil down to the general theorem, " Being boss is the best job. Let the other fellow do the manual labor and do the head work yourself. " There is no situation, military or social, that can not be solved, according to " Bobbie, " by a judicious application of principles gained from the Black Book, Vanity Fair, and the Cosmopolitan. He solved a difficult situation in Plebe camp when he laid careful plans to P. S. to the movies — and got away with it. C The P. ' s explanations that it is so " because God made it so " do not satisfy this earnest seeker into the truth, and we feel sure that when he finally goes to his well-earned rest, he will want to know why the system of reporting " All Right " to Saint Peter was never instituted. He studies with all his energy, and succeeds so well in this line that his room is a haven of refuge for all goats where they can find the problems in Phil or the slippery trace of the hyperbolic paraboloid. " Bobbie " is fond of jokes, especially his own, and is never so happy as when sur- rounded by a circle of expectant faces, expounding the latest chestnut derived from the Ladies ' Home Journal. Corporal, (21); Star; Marksman. L SYDNEY WARD GOULD Canton, Ohio Syd NOW fell Dec. 3rd and so did Sydney when dame fate interposed and made him doff the much cherished castles and seek the simplicity of lower levels among his fellow sufferers. C " But. sir, suppose the gun laid this way? " The G Co. Yearlings sigh and commit themselves to their fate. Sydney Gould has opened the game with one question per second. Did you ever hear a five-year-old ask as unintel- ligible questions at a circus and see the Father rack his brain in dismay for want of an answer? — Well, picture the said child ' s picture multiplied by five and you have Sydney maxed cold when business is very medium. C But you can ' t condemn him so harshly, for first of all he comes from Ohio and when one argues with a Buckeye his chances equal that of the proverbial Snowball. C Sydney favored the University of Wisconsin for two years and then became fired with a desire to become an army engineer and drifted up to No Man ' s Land on the Hudson. 1 " Syd " has worked hard since coming here, but try as he might he could n ' t land the much-coveted sleeve deco- ration. A printoid of the first water and an artist of no mean ability, he did everything but paint a sunrise on the back of the sickbook, but unfortunately the Millimeter ' s tastes were not artistic. C But who would want him otherwise, a typical engineer always boning something, tying matters up consistently and looking forward to the time when he can rise up and with much vehemence cry " flo- tilla a-ten-shon. " Star, 4; Choir. 4. 3; Sharp- shooter. ROY GREEN Wolfe City, Texas Verde " fc : ERE is a History that ought to be written in metre, ■ la life made up of a succession of tenths. " Verde " — X, claims that he was once an Engineer with the Sante Fe, and lives up to the assertion, although his line gives the impression that he was once a traveling salesman for a matrimonial agency. He can tell you what kind of a femme she is by the color of her stationery and the feminine mind is as clear to him as the derivation of " e. " C There is nothing phoney about his nick-name " Verde; " it ' s a corruption of the Latin vulgate " verdant " which is inseparable from his paternal cognomen. In his home town he is known as a wild youth and the sheriff has wanted him several times for joy-riding on his bicycle up the main street. The natives call him the Wild Wolfe of Wolfeville. And the fond fathers of the classiest damsels in town have a hard time keeping him away from the front door. C If " Verde " ever succeeds in being made military attache to Turkey he may settle down and get married for he firmly believes that if a fellow can ' t get along with one or two he is much better off with three. Corporal, (39); Star. 4; Wrest- ling, 4, 3: Captain. 3: Light weight Champion. 4. 3; Mon- ogram; Expert Rifleman. . EDGAR MORTIMER GREGORY Flatbush, L. I., New York Greg, Ed, Ned, Junior v E never knew that a man could take so much pains ff I in keeping things neat until we took him unto wife. y His locker is always ready for inspection, even by a Drawing Tac. This combined with other military qual- ities, made Edgar the unlucky goat corporal of I Co. in summer camp. C When it comes to Math and other pests, Edgar plugs serenely on, always keeping himself high enough to rank the doughboys. C Whenever any of the old I Co. bunch wanted a femme to drag, Gregory always had a few extra on tap for the week-end. It has always been a mystery how he had so many spoony femmes at his beck and call. €L Gregory is one of the few men who is really intimate with a Springfield. His first honors on a range were not on the polo flats. ALFRED MAXIMILIAN GRUENTHER Platte Center, Nebr. Al, Max, Chris OEFINITION: The modulus of tenthional elasticity is the amount of force necessary to extract one measly little tenth from one cadet. In the case of " Al " this is about eleven million pounds. Yep, we hate to confess it, but he is old man tenacity himself when it comes to hanging on to the elusive diezmo. His fluent line of lingo where a tenth is at stake will always be a favorite subject in the legends of Kaydet tenthoids. C Perhaps his chief claim to distinction, though, is the originality of the methods he uses in surmounting scholastic difficulties, an example of which we quote here. Toward the end of his Plebe year he began to realize that the Year- ling course would be a hard nut to crack, so he engineered a deal whereby he was sent on a two months sick leave to an Arkansas hot water resort. There he employed a corps of specialists to familiarize him with the intricacies of the hyperbolic paraboloid and the French verb, with the result that he returned in September fully prepared to meet Horowitz and the rest of the gang. That his efforts were not without success was shown when his name appeared fourth on the graduation standing in November. C But you must not think that " Max " is entirely wrapped up in his studies. On the contrary it is his other side which appeals to us most because it is so pathetically human, or to make a long story short, he could n ' t ride a wooden horse on a merry-go-round, so you can imagine him on " Hurricane Joe " without stirrups. He has indeed furnished us more amusement in the riding hall than we can ever thank him for. Corporal (30i; Expert Rifle- man. Star, 4; Howilzer BoaTd. Sta- tistics Editor: Catholic Choir. DAVID WARD HALE Louisville, Kentucky Little Liza, Tickle Toe -w HILE on leave " Tickle Toe " lost his heart to a 1 J peach of Old Kentuck. She had already promised VA ' to sail the matrimonial sea with a Reverse Officer, however, and the latter was returning shortly from over the water. Thus disappointed in love, our " Lil Liza " sought distraction ' midst the social whirl of Cold Springs. HeVetums to us a sadder but wiser old owl. C Shipwrecked at Annapolis and torpedoed by U-Ecols, Davis has sailed a stormy course. Furlough ended, he arrived back at the Point, kicked Waffles ' tent pole, and game to the limit reports: " Here I am, suh, and rarin ' to go! " C Shuffling of feet and the strains of " Tickle Toe " or " Little Liza " floating out from a window of a second div room of a balmy afternoon. It ' s only Dave calling up fond reminiscences of Leave. Like the Spanish Cavalier of •• Most Popular Fireside and College Songs " fame, this " music so sweet he oft times repeats, " so often that one naturally associates Dave with ' " Tickle Toe " and " Liza " — hence his cognomenal epithets. C It ' s a sure bet Dave wont lose out in Descript the way he did in Yearling Conies. By hanging upside down from the chandelier in his room and simultaneously peering up the chimney flue, assisted by the reflection from his water bucket, " Liza " has been enabled to visualize the Hyper- bolic Paraboloid intersecting a Hyperboloid. Anyone that can do that has no fear of foxing Pecols this time. " If you don ' t succeed at first, ad infin. " % BRYAN SEWALL HALTER Farmington, Missouri B. S., Byron Tr HEN Bryan arrived, carpetbag in hand, and that J I J wondering, forty-five minutes from Podunkville ) X expression on his sun-kissed countenance, we all wondered how they let him through New York without selling him the Statue of Liberty. An advertisement printed on his hand-bag by some rural Reinhardt, announced that this was Bryan S. himself, fresh from Farmington, Mo., where every mule can bray the Missouri National. C Since that day his biography has been shrieking for publicity. To quote the Faimington Rural Outlook " Mr. Halter ' s career at West Point has blazed a trail of undying glory on the illustrious pages of her history. " In him you behold a pioneer in the realms of scientific investi- gation. Always very partial to sleep, he made an exhaustive study of the subject, working tirelessly for two hours every afternoon on experimentation in the sleep laboratory. He evolved what is now known as Halter ' s Law. " Class standing varies inversely as the number of sleep units per study period. " Willie once asked him what was his class standing. Bryan answered proudly, " In the eighties, sir. " And Willie never knew until June that it was 284. ADNA CHAFFEE HAMILTON Washington, D. C. Dad, Ham OOWN the street in Plebe camp came a dashing war- rior on a broomstick. His legs would have told the tale, even if his " Yea, Cavalry " did not. After repeatedly charging the length of the street, " Dad " dashed into his tent and turned his mind to other matters. Thus early was " Dad ' s " choice displayed, for how could a man walk when his shins were segments of a parabola. When he came to barracks he enlivened the fourth div by appearing as a hunter of Plebeskins, and when the amuse- ment was at its height, in walked Harry Sherman and Conny. Only their sense of humor saved the chins of the audience and actor. " Dad " is very shy around femmes, but has his share of human weaknesses. On being told that there was a femme at the Hotel who said he was handsome, behold, in five minutes he was at the Hotel in a F. D. coat. He almost went to the hop, but when he saw all the beauty entering CuUum, he lost his nerve. His middle name is economy. Never by any rash chance does he visit the boodlers, and the Kaydet store long ago saw that it had met its match. Some day, when he is n ' t looking, some femme will tell him twice that he is handsome or brave or such like a nd when he recovers he will be glad indeed that he boned check-book before. I ELTON FOSTER HAMMOND Mattapoisett, Mass. Shorty, Philosophy DO need for anyone to ask where he was from. His " Bah Kabbah " lingo betrayed him at once. " Mattapoisett, sah — just outside New Bedford, sah! " C Ham has not only the honor of having lived " just outside New Bedford, sah, " but also of having served as a buck, or major, or something in the Massachusetts Coast Artillery. In 1917, becoming disgusted with the Coast, he threw his ammunition truck in the ash can and came here. C Since then he has established the unique record of having B-ached more skins in proportion to the number of times skinned than anyone since the place was founded. " B-ache them all and some may come off, " says he. C Ham dotes on figures and Phil. He can take the formula x-vt cos o and find the price of cheese in Russia or the latitude of Oneonta, N. Y. Once when he dismounted rather hurriedly on a privilege ride, he even calculated his average velocity and the force of impact. Expert Rifleman. Corporal, (79); Choir, 3; Marks- man. JAMES LOWE HARBAUGH, JR. Sacramento, Cal. Harby, Jimmy -w HAT wild and hilarious cachinnation is that which J I J startles the first div from their evening meditations? VAx It is only Harbaugh indulging in a little laughter after maxing one of P. Wirt ' s insoluble problems. If laughter is a gift of the Gods, " Harby " did n ' t bone much of a bootlick on the Olympian Santa Clause, when he was handed that 50 H. P. mirth producer. C A word to the wise is foolish, need it be said that he hails from the land of orange blossoms, and dried prunes, — our own California. C " Jimmy " echoes Bobby Bums. " The wisest man that ever lived he dearly loved the lasses, O. " Solomon had a thousand of ' em but you can ' t expect a fellow to beat that when there are only forty hops in a year. The femmes all say he has a compelling line after you ' ve broken down his reserve by tangoing on his toes a few times. C He has never become famous nor even notorious and you would look in vain for his finger prints in the Bertillon records of the T. D. As far as can be determined, his chief worry in life is to find some one who can relate a better hard luck story than himself, but what ' s the use when his own is the only one that does n ' t tickle his risibility. DONALD CARSON HARDIN Denver, Colorado Don " Ask ' Don! ' " " Ask ' Don ' what? " " Oh! Anjrthing from how many packages each company commander in the 18th. used to put in for on his ration return to what flank protection the 18th. had in the engage- ment at Lingayen. He ' 11 tell you all and then apply his knowledge to present day warfare, for, what the 18th. did, should and of a right ought to be, and according to Davis is, what is done by every well trained organization in Europe today. Admitting no superior in matters military he at least reluctantly acknowledges his slight inferiority to Pecols in math, although he can ' t yet admit the same of P. Wirt in chem. To be sixth presidential and then not be in the first ten was indeed a bitter blow, but no matter if he had been one in the class he would still have taken the Infantry. He says so himself and he must know. " C After a couple of hours drinking in " Don ' s " wisdom you may have gathered that the conquests that he would have made in France if he had n ' t come to West Point are not the only conquests within his ability. Not more than once every five minutes will he describe how he took the hurdles at riding or how she wanted to marry him on leave. C Roll Napoleon and Washington up in one and give them a year at Schad ' s; then read the tales of Baron Munchausen and you have a small conception of the place that " Don " occupies in the history of the world. Corporal, (54): Outdoor Meet, 4; Sharpshooter; Choir, 4, 3; Hundreth Night, 4. JOHN RAY HARDIN Baltimore, Md. Ray. John, Pete HERE ' S a girl in the heart of Maryland. " C. Yes, ■ ' j men, that ' s " Ray " all over. We thought for a long time that his only loves were Duff ' s Physics and Tillman ' s Heat. But (sad the day when Eve ate Adam ' s apple) he went on leave as is the time-honored custom, and came back to us a wreck of his former buoyant self, victim of a poisoned shaft from Cupid ' s faithful bow. Yes, fellow mourners, bachelors all, he ' s hard hit. It is his custom that once he ' s started something he ' 11 see it through to the bitter end, and we fear that our little " Ray " of sunshine has been permanently blotted out. €L The engineers have appealed to " John " ever since the happy afternoons at P. M. E. when he learned to tie up everything from ropes to spittoon-bridge building. To hear ■■ Ray ' s " line he ' s always tying it up, but when we look at the tenths we know better. C. " Some writ, I ' 11 tell the world. " LAURENCE VAN DOREN HARRIS Winstcd, Conn. B. V. D., L. V. " " VENTLY, gently! With a soft creeping motion he ■ slips up behind an unsuspecting tenth, and seizes _ it by the neck. One more notch on his trusty poop- sheet, and he is off again. Whatever there is worth having at West Point, Laurence has had — tenths, chevrons, friends: and in everything he has ended up near the front. Once he sets himself to land something he lays hold of it with both hands and both feet. Ever hear about the time he shined his doorknob? Read Red Bryan ' s history in this book and learn how low the stars can fall. Only twice can I remember when Harris ' stock went down. Once he kicked on the door and found Mike inside. The other time was when Eddie Sibert got him tied up with me. C Harris ' most noticeable adornment (outside the pro- fessional line) is his smile. He smiled in everything he ever did and even smiled once when he lost a file. He never did this but once however, because he never lost but one file. C " Where the bee sucks, there suck I. " Corporal. (IJ); Sharpshooter. Corporal, (11); Star, 4; Board of Governors, 4: Choir, 3: Sharpshooter. Z- 1 ROSWELL BOYLE HART Clearwater, Fla. Billy HIKE the famous Bill Hart of the movies this Bill of ours is continually looking for trouble. As a Plebe he refused to serve soup to Panzarella, the Buffalo whirlwind. Later he even challenged Bill Murray to a round cr two. Happily for Roscoe neither challenge was accepted and neither the band nor the Kaydets were turned out to render the final honors. C But all this stuff is mild compared to his life before he entered West Point. He was one of these hard, hard sailors. Bos ' n ' s mate or something. Once off the coast of Florida his ship was wrecked and he lashed himself to a spar and floated about for three days! And the farmer C Aside from the fact that he has a gold tooth and occasionally runs a late at reveille he has n ' t done a thing worth writing about. When interviewed for his biography he simply said that he liked Avocado Pears and Florida Persimmons. Now I ' ve got my doubts about any guy that likes anything named Avocado or Florida. Avocado is the bird that made Chem a slug and Florida PAUL LEWIS HARTER Columbia City, Ind. Phenol, Paul, Reveille " I simply love to talk and talk, I think I say some clever stuff. My greatest cross in life is this — I don ' t get listened to enough. " €L Here he is. A beaming smile and not a single hair out of its place. This last accomplishment is Paul ' s great pride and joy. Who knows how long it took him to discipline that last contrary hair and how many lates he has run as a result. C A Hoosier of varied experience, a believer in rumors and a pessimist of the type who always expects the worst — that ' s Paul. Fresh from a life of ease at the University of Michigan he came fully prepared to spend his summer at West Point playing tennis, canoeing and dancing. His trunks were filled with odds and ends with which to decorate his room. Is it any wonder that he found life in Beast Barracks almost unbearable? C It was at one of those Coast Artillery lectures during the hot days of Yearling camp that Paul attempted to give the world more information concerning the by-prod- ucts of powder manufacture. When the Major inquired about the common name and use of phenol, Paul promptly responded, " Yes, sir, that ' s a kind of dog medicine, sir. " This brilliancy could not go unrewarded, and he has been tagged with another nickname as a result. J; HARLAN NELSON HARTNESS Richmond, Virginia Busier, Spec fEE this sleepy looking young gent. This is " Buster " from Virginia. He made his debut in Beast Barracks by going to one of the dignified officers of the Beast detail and asking for the " Skin List. " You know the rest. Like all true Southerners " Buster " could n ' t do two things at the same time when he entered West Point. It was a big mystery for him, how to keep his chin in and keep in step with the music at the same time. Some kind Upper Class- man asked him if he had ever studied simple harmonic motion. " Well, that is the reason you can ' t keep step. " And a few days later we find " Buster " in the library boning up harmonic motions. But this was not the end of harmonic motions. It was an inspiring sight to see " Buster " every Saturday morning cleaning a certain athlete ' s rifle and at the same time clean his own tar bucket. By this long and painful study of motion relations " Buster " hoped to land in the first section in Phil. But he was doomed to disappointment, as he was in mastering the strokes " one, two — three, four. " C Of late " Buster " has given up studying simple harmonic motion and begun singing for a pastime. At any time of night you can hear his gentle voice saying, with a nasal accent, " I wan pat rus ka ski var. " BERTRAM FRANCIS HAYFORD Waukesha, Wis. Fal, Arbuckle, Bert nAVE you ever seen that big fat fellow in the movies? Why we have one in our class, and when he dances, — Boy! — and Oh! He ' s all there — but, " Irene, you are the idol of my dreams. " " You know fellows, there ' s nothing like having a dandy little wife, that can cook and keep house, sew a button on your breeches when it needs it, and after all what ' s better than having a home of your own " — " n ' everything. " fl And he used to blow a horn. Crawled — yes, for arousing the tired Yearlings from their Sunday afternoon beauty naps. He claims to have played in a military band. Oh! yes he did, but in the Army ' s NOISE MAKING CREW. C In fact he likes that Arbuckle stufT right through, but say! You never saw Fatty sneak up on a tenth. He has the accuracy of Rhodes, the grace of an elephant and the determination of Newcomer at bringing down the prizes, and then mayhap we damn him with faint praise. . THOMAS BENOIT HEDEKIN Washington, D. C. Tom jLESSED are the meek for they shall inherit the earth, " says the Good Book, and the casual observer would immediately conclude that this gives great promise for " Tom. " Not so, think those who know him, for beneath that calm exterior beats the heart of a lion, which when roused, roars furiously. Who has not trembled to hear him sound off: " Anything that makes me rabid is to have some etc., etc., ad infinitum. " I. A dihgent student, he specializes in Gravitation. Originally " Tom " had difficulty in understanding a few of the fundamental principles, but they were made pain- fully clear to him one day when he dropped from the top of an alcove partition wrong end down. C As a Plebe, " Tom " managed to develop good control over his chin with the result that the T. D. decorated his sleeve in Yearling camp. This disgrace he managed to live down however and in a short time he again joined the Millionaire Squad. C " Tom " is a firm believer in stem discipline to which he constantly endeavors to subject himself. As a conse- quence his wives are never obliged to close the window in the morning. For this they have voted him a martyr and while the term may not be accurate, still to anyone who has lived through a winter in these barracks it is very appropriate. BENJAMIN M. HEDRICK Washington, D. C. Ben rf IGHT this way, ladies and gents, the greatest l( curiosity at West Point, " Ben " Hedrick, the „S- Academy ' s greatest B-ache writer. When a man can B-ache a " 40 minutes late returning from privilege ride " skin on the grounds that he forgot to notice the time limit and get away without a demo, then he certainly takes the old tar bucket. C " Ben " is indifferent and lazy. So lazy as to sleep through reveille on at least two occasions and so indifferent as to sing " Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning " when the O. D. asked him if it was " All Right " for him at reveille. But worst of all he is indifferent toward the dangerous sex. Think of a man who invites a femme to a hop and then is so blase as to bone mattress the following Sunday and shove her off on his poor, bullied wife. And she was some femme, too. C Once and only once has " Ben " fallen from the path of rectitude and virtue laid out by the Tactical Depart- ment. The lure of the bright lights of Fort Montgomery proved too great for him. The next day he was drafted into that famous organization, " The Colonel ' s 46th Pick and Shovel Brigade, " one of the most efficient, hard work- ing organizations in the army. For the first time in the history of the class the engineers did something practical and entirely in their line, and " Ben ' s " bright stars added to the proud gleam of the G Co. rabble. He was certainly a star at road-building. Corporal, (65); Marksman. Star, 4; Board of Governors, 3; Expert Rifleman. II HARRISON HOWELL DODGE HEIBERG Washington, D. C. Hei nEI ' S " youth and innocence has had them all buf- faloed from the Beast Detail down. Kaydets and Pecols alike have fallen before the wiles of this budding gent. d. Harrison is a trooper through and through. It started when he was a bouncing babe, riding around with daddy ' s troop down in Texas and ended the other day when he hit the tanbark sudden-like for the first time. You can ' t dis- courage him though, for he got out the old saddle soap that night and proceeded to tell us how it beat polish six ways. €i They say that still water runs deep. That ' s " Hei " all over. However he turned into a gushing, roaring wonder on leave. One of the femmes in the Winter Garden was heard to say of him. " Oh, I think he has the most Angelic face I have ever seen! " That ' s how they fell. Only once was " Hei " known to forget his chivalry. That was when he tripped his partner at a Hop, and in the excitement forgot to pick her up. He ' s curednow. HILTON EDWARD HEINEKE Streator, Illinois Dutch, Heinz, Heine nEINE, " that llaxen-haircd Dutchman from Streator, Illinois — who has n ' t heard more from him than they have of him? " Has the Mail? " No, Hilton, that ten page pink-perfumed letter is n ' t here yet, but we ' 11 hope it comes before long, so you can be sure that another one loves you. C Always happy and giving a good word to everybody, this member of the sub-goats sleeps on until the writs. ■■ If they ' 11 give me a chance at the writs, they won ' t turn me out " is his slogan. C Did you ever hear of a drag going on cr a boodle fight without the aid of " Dutch? " He could sleep through a drag, but the word " boodle, " brought him to with a jerk. Sleep, sweet sleep, was even forfeited at a time like this, or when the mail was being. C The speediest train for home brought Hilton back to the podunk, but, sad to relate, she was n ' t along with the band to greet him. Sharpshooter; Cadet Band. Captain Plcbc Basketball Team; Camp Illumination; Baseball Squad. m M=k HOBART HEWETT Dorchester, Mass. Sox, Hobo EROM the kindergarten to West Point graduate in 18 months is the wonderful " present emergency, " Horatio Alger record of our hero. Straightway on recording his name that first eventful day in June 1917, " Socks " determined to cast to the winds his juvenile ways and be HARD. His premiere debut in this new rcle asso- ciated him with Lady Nicotine in a three minute tragedy entitled " A Skag Before Breakfast. " It was a tremendous hit. Lady Nicotine hit " So.x " and " Sox " hit the pave- ment, and another was added to that list of Beasts that soireed the medicoes. November Furlough saw a thrilling repetition of the above in his home podunk, which lost him many files in the eyes of his parents prospective which even his Abercrombie boots and spurs could not bolster up. C In addition to militarism, " Sox " is an authority on sailboats, myrtles, and organs. In fact he can correlate anything from the Prince of Waters to the proof of the existence of " e " as being primarily dependent on at least one of the above three. CHRISTIAN HILDEBRAND Philadelphia, Pa. Hilda QENNSYLVANIA, the garden spot of creation, the rose with a single thorn (Pittsburgh); from there came our " Hilda. " " P. D. — that ' s me all over, Mable, " and let it go at that. Perpetually stolid and unemotional he was until Yearling camp, and then the very fibres of his being attuned themselves with the universe — not because of a femme, or even a mermaid, but alas! those boodle fights! Lord High Ruler of the Royal Dipper, salaam! .-.» .- • C " Hilda " pulled one notorious stunt that set wondering all our coves and inlets. He so obligingly loaned out his screaming bathing suit to all comers, that each and every mermaid ' s heart began beating pit-a-pat, when that blotch of blue came floating down the river, and then, consternation — never the same Kaydet. Our Corps identities were in pitiful confusion. C For a study in Expression, treat yourself by just once going to the riding hall. Some are in agony some of the time, but when it ' s all the time — " Man was given just two good legs to Walk. " When it ' s " turn over your horses, " even that sigh of relief is lacking. i I Wl z - Indoor Meet, Swimming, 4; Numerals; Marksman. LUTHER LYONS HILL Montgomery. Ala. Deacon, Deke CENE: Camp Smith. Up Stage.— Co. at S. L— Up stage, Tack. C Tack: " and, Mr. Hill, you are a First Class Private and Carrier? " C Red Faced Yearling: " No, suh. I ' m a Third Class Corporal, suh! " [ He says these things in a language of his own. We tried to reproduce it here but the press could n ' t print it. And then, when he should laugh, he growls; and when. Heaven knows, he should blush, he laughs — laughs till we, too, laugh, first at him, then with him, and thus sober him to a point where he " leaks wisdom, " i.e. discourses at length in aforesaid language upon the Bible, descrip., or any thing else wholly unfamiliar to him. C " This is Alabama ' s day. " Lyons celebrated the occa- sion in Beast Barracks by buying a cake of soap and has regretted it ever since. General Making, that ' s Hill all over. He never begrudges the despoiled a shareof the spoils. The Adjutant can always get half of his listerine back by calling at the " Deacon ' s " tent. C The ■■ Deacon ' s " forte is his knowledge of the laws of the land. As presiding officer of the I Co court room his law school training and ready wit made him the coldest kind of a max. ROBERT AMMONS HILL Lake Providence, Louisiana Bob, Bones gNOTHER popular superstition blown to smither- eens! It has always been a generally accepted fact that a man from below the Mason and Dixon line had a right to be lazy. Now we sorrowfully announce that the foundations of this theory have been sent sky-hooting. A son of the South, a native of Louisiana, on whom the hook-worm should have a half-back catch and neck-hold, comes to our bleak shores and proves himself a bonoid, and what is more, a tenth grabber. There is only one shred of our blasted tradition left: Bob will not go privilege riding, nor will he drag to hops. C Normally an engineer is so absorbed in the garnering of his own tenths that he is somewhat peevish about helping the goat who is happy to make as many tenths as the engineer loses. " Bob ' on the contrary has never yet failed to render a helping hand to some needy fellow-pilgrim on the " boney road to graduation. " Corporal, (10). Star. 4; Sharpshooter. HUGH FRENCH THOMAS HOFFMAN Fort Smith, Arkansas H. F. T. H., Hof T» HO? That cadet over there with his hair parted in F I J the middle and the paddle-wheel effect of the VM X shoulders? " C " Why! That ' s Mr. Hoffman. Yes! Hoffman. H. F. T. " C He started piping doughboys, but suddenly he decided that a man of his intelligence would be wasting time there. He no longer wanted to walk; it was the Cavalry, next the Field, and then the Engineers. All in one breath he decided it .•«. .• C Self-possessed, with the knowledge of a worldly man gained by a four-year course in a podunk High School, he decided that C. Smith was all in error, and that said C. Smith was too wooden to be shown how it should be done. Now the same misfortunes are overtaking Chem and Phil. C No! Don ' t ask him about those ten letters he wrote to get one in return. It makes him the least bit mad, for the one he received contained ten lines of good straight English, whereas the ten he wrote were all done in his dictionary French. C Hugh presumes he won ' t be long among those whose heart Cupid has failed to hit. He simply claims that a handsome, dashing, and youthful officer of his type just can ' t fail to be a Mecca for all his podunk femmes. Maybe not, but possibly they don ' t know him very well. C He is a member of that most ancient and honorable organization, the British Science Club. He is a late addition to their ranks, but how those departed members must roll over in the sod when the spirits tell them of the rantings and rav- ings of their youthful proselyte! Corporal, (31); CuUum; Marks- man; Hundredth Night, 4. DAVID STANLEY HOLBROOK Menomonie, Wis. Congo, Stan, D. S. ■ IME: Any evening after supper. ■ Place: The 2nd Division. C Enter our hero breaking the furniture, beating chest, and shouting, " I love her, I love her, I love her! " (None other than " Congo " in his natural state.) C Watch the change as assembly catches him napping. He then becomes terrible in his frenzy, and woe be unto the Plebe who blocks the hurried exit that even doors fail to stop. C In fact, the femme that signed up " cave man " for first choice must have had her fiery eye right on our fierce hero. He can ' t stand inaction and when cons got too weary last summer he got a leave on some pretext and went out to fly planes at the old man ' s camp. His father found " Stan " a little strenuous after the quiet of an aviation camp, and sent the " Congo " back before assembly for the next formation. C " Where ' s a dipper? Where ' s the fight? Where ' s Hol- brook? " Hell, that ' s easy. Listen for the noise. C " Say fellows, look at my chest. " Corporal, (70); Boxing, Middle- weight Champion, 3; Mono- gram, 4; Choir, 4, 3. I I JOSEPH ANDREW HOLLY Grand Rapids. Wisconsin Joe — ' OE " did n ' t come to us directly but via the turnback O 1 route. Yes, " Joe " was turned back at Christmas time _ for inefficiency in bayonet practice, but since his return bayonet work has fallen by the wayside to make way for the wild dreams of the Field. C As an entertainer the ladies say he is a bear. Back in Yearling camp he performed the cake walk for their edification along the dock dedicated to the Department of P. M. E., nonchalant indeed, and how they giggled when he dragged himself out of the stream, dripping with colored wata-r .♦ .♦ C While on leave, " Joe " acted as a Tac at a tin school and his ideas of efficiency met hasty reproval. We are sub- mitting a bonafide copy: Dear Mr. Superintendent: Willie tells me that the new officer you have makes him shave every morning. Now, Willie is only fourteen years old and I don ' t deem such endeavors necessary. My son ' s destiny is my own, and I dictate affairs before that officer. Yours truly, Willie ' s loving father. C " Joe, " of late, has been bonmg the lives of the great men, Balfour, Bismarck, Napoleon, Bryan. Eugene V. Debs, and in his gesticulated lectures with Romeo Regnier, they assist him nobly. Here ' s luck, " Joe, " but remember, Bryan never won his grape juice fame by forcing fourteen year old boys to shave. EDWARD ORA HOPKINS Woodward, Okla. Hop - E came to us from the West, silent, mysterious, ■ I rather unfathomable at first, but soon we learned — JC the great qualities hidden beneath that poker face. He had n ' t seen much of army life, barring what he saw at Ft. Sill when taking exams, but he took to it like a fish does to water. C In barracks he attended strictly to business, boning a good deal, never going the area way but often strolling alone in the hills. His strolling proved rather a mystery at first, but soon we put two and two together after watch- ing the letters arrive in cadence from a certain Oklahoma podunk. These various happenings also cast much light on his regularly absenting himself from Cullum Hall, which goes to show that " Hop " was really and truly faithful to the girl back home. C As a Plebe, Ed showed a disposition to act as an anchor and keep up the morale of the goats. In his wandering on the prairies, he found little use for his mother tongue, an idea diametrically opposed to the English Dept ' s theories of the subject. But Descript called forth his imagination and work became a pleasure. Success could not alter his convictions. He was always strong for the doughboys in spite of his lariat throwing and cowpunching life out West. Sharpshooter. L. GEORGE HOROWITZ Passaic, New Jersey Luke, Dictator HIS only toy, as a babe, was a slide rule. At the age of three, he had mastered the theory of least squares, and at four had read everything from iEsop ' s Fables to a Chinese translation of the Lithuanian Dramas. Compared to this brainy product. Sir Isaac Newton would be the absolute goat in a class of a million. So much for introduction, let us try description. Smiles, geniality, a good live fondness for music, et cetera, ad infinitum; there you have the savior of the goats. t No sooner was the good ship ' 21 launched on Plebian waters than Horowitz became the standard to which all matters of rank, tenths, etc., were referred. And he still comfortably poses on the highest pedestal of proportional parts. George ' s efficiency made him driver of the S. O. Battalion during its existence and all the little honors that go with the job have been his. You will hear more of him later when the " Horowitz Bridge " across the Atlantic or the " Horowitz Tunnel " under the Pacific becomes a reality ;♦ .•♦ PERCY EMERY HUNT Arkansas City, Kansas Pug JANSAS is a state in the Middle West bounded on all sides by other states. It contains many medieval podunks and is chiefly famous for the production of com, oil and Percy Hunt, " sang the poet, and he was no liar. But don ' t ask the poet about oil; ask Percy. He ' ll tell you how his brother has made more money in oil since Christmas than John D. has made in the last ten years, and then discuss the chemistry, production and marketing of oil till you wonder why he does n ' t write a book on the subject in order to preserve his knowledge for future gene- rations. There is just one way to close the flood-gates of his oily eloquence. That is to tell a really good story. As you narrate he sits in rapt silence and after he has mentally picked out all weak spots in your tale, and just when you think you have him under control, he floors you with one just a lit tle better. After several attempts you will be con- vinced that it ' s a good way to forget oil, but one hardly worth while for Percy is like the imrriortal preacher who declaims, " The mountains may crumble to dust, the sky turn to ash, and the sea dry up, but I, never. " Corporal. (18): Star, 4; Marks- man; Athletic Editor, How- itzer Board. Expert Rifleman: Choir, 4, 3. ;■ ROBERT BARRETT HUTCHINS Portsmouth. Virginia Hootch, Hutch HOVE and Best Wishes. ' ' Repeat please. ' ' That ' s it. ' • Charge please? ' ' Oh no. I don ' t want to buy the Western Union. I merely wanted to pay for my message. ' " " Oh, fellows do you suppose I ought to have sent it? Heavens! What will the Judge say? " €1 " Hutch " came to us from Virgin ia a full fledged F. F. V. and proud of it to say the least. He simply thrives on argument and can almost convince you that a night letter is cheaper than a day letter. And if it is n ' t a treatise on all the great men who came from Virginia it ' s an argu- ment that Smithfield hams are far better than any brand in existence. H There is one thing above all which " Hutch " prides himself on — the immortality of his dignity. But unfor- tunately the " millimeter " saw fit to break in upon the sanctity of 1842 one morning and found our hero busily engaged in his characteristic representation of the Russian Ballet. — A slight cough — a stern gaze — " What ' s your name? " then that far away " Mr. Hutchins, sir, " and after that the dark. " Oh, I wonder if he hooked me for anything else. " d. He boned cavalry until one of those cool September days on the Cavalry Plain, his horse left him seated on the ground wondering what made the stars shine in the day time. Since that day his love for the Cavalry has steadily declined. Never mind, " Hutch, " the doughboys will do it again and we know you ' 11 be there in the final showdown j .♦ JOHN CHARLES HYLAND, JR. College Station, Texas Jack, Irish HE announces that he intends to leave the service and live the simple life far away from reveille and taps where " Elms street, looking south " is no different from " Elms street, looking north. " It is intended that he and Texas Nell will wander handinhand over the paths of life with no other cares than that the canary re- ceives his daily bath and the picket line is properly policed. C Thriftiness, common to all the Irish, is exhibited here in the most acute form. When the Tac is on the road, a name card is taken from the table drawer and placed where it is supposed to be pasted. Inspection over, " fair wear and tear " is prevented by putting the card back in the drawer. C " Irish " is such a model of perfection, that he can make no New Year ' s resolution. To overcome this difficulty he makes December 31st. an eventful night by smoking one cigar until the butt " can be shown to approach minus infinity " as C. Smith would say. In this way he can do a year ' s smoking in one night and make a good resolution. I. If you ever want the answer to that old question about the height of indifference, just ask " Jack. " I never asked him, but he surely ought to know it. Sharpshooter. WILLARD LESLIE ISAACS Buchanan, N. Dakota Izziks, Bill XT was June and the night was dark. All was quiet in B Co. street, except for the occasional laugh of the Yearlings. In the Plebe tents all was bright and busy except No. 31. No. 31 stood dark as a haunted house, empty, silent. C Suddenly upon the air comes a shrill piping, inter- mingled with a muttering as of distant drums. It is tattoo. As all work ceases in the Plebe tents, the villain appears. Slowly out from out under the piled bedding in tent 31, a head appears, and then follows the body. " Foxed them again, " cried " Ikey " with fiendish glee, and he prepared to make down his bed for taps. C Thus did the true friend of the red comforter live through Plebe camp, and through the winter, for neither the fear of Math nor the terror of Phil could make him forsake its comfort. C His cheerful optimism carried him over all annoying technical details, an ability which caused a ripple in even the imperturbable T. D. Small matters such as ranges do not disturb " Ikey " in the least. His closest estimate was just five hundred yards wrong. His cheerfulness in such distress was without bound and won even the smile of our own Colonel Skinski. CHARLES REAM JACKSON Petersburg, Virginia Charlie, Jack XWILL call any place in the city in my unlettered wagon and buy or sell old clothes, rags, bottles, and sacks. " Did you ever see that legend over a junk shop door? Diogenes says that Jackson is the man who first patented the idea. Could he develop a Neapolitan brogue, he surely would be in his element, for he is the most accomplished scavenger in the Corps, and has amassed a fortune in clothes, shoes, leggings, b-plates, gloves, bell- buttons, and gray rags. C Charlie has considerable talent for drawing and print- ing. The vast amount of ice cream he has eaten in payment for artistic hop-cards may partially explain the precocious " embonpoint " that has given the Kaydet store to much trouble. Glance through this book and see fcr jourielf that Goldberg — or Broberg — has nothing on him. C He has other remarkable talents, notably that of kissing the boot. His efforts in this line have been of no avail, but as Stevenson tells us, " the true success is to labor. " d. " Ditch the boodle, boys, here comes Jackson. " CuUum, 4; Assistant Baseball Manager, 3; Class Crest Committee, 4. LESLIE E. JACOBY Marion. Ohio Jake ©ACK against the wall, feet waving a yard above his head, ptrched on a red comforter scorching from too close contact with a hot radiator, a copy of Snappy Stories in his hands, and a grin on his face is the way ' ■ Jake " spends most of his idle moments. During his busy moments, i.e. when he is supposed to study, he scoots down in a chair, resting lightly on the back of his neck with a Comic Sections in front of him. On one page will be the lesson of the day before and pasted on the other a picture clipping from The Police Gazelle. A man with such strong tendencies toward literature would naturally be a candidate for the Immortals but " Jake " some way managed to fox the Academic Board enough to entertain ambitions of becoming a Wagon Soldier even though he did upset the Chemistry Dept. by calling water H.O. C Although Jake never could quite make reveille, and used nails to hold his trousers up according to items on The Skin List he never qualified as an A. B. The class certainly owes him a vote of thanks for every other O. D. since Christmas has worn Jacoby ' s sabre. May we be as ready to lend a helping hand when " Jake " wants some one to swap tours or weekend leaves with him. WILLIAM WESSON JERVEY Washington, D. C. Wess g PROPHET is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. " — Matt 13:57. The above is true in general but we believe the inter- polation " within certain limits " is in order. Witness the fate that betook our Wesson when, as a proud and haughty Yearling corp, he was plucked from the bosom (runt end) of C Co. and dropped in D Co. Here is where the exception to the rule comes in, — the near-runts of D Co., failing to appreciate our Wesson, utilized him very frequently in experiments to determine the osmotic pressure of water. " Wess " found himself the central figure in many saturated solutions on or about the General P-rade, but lived through it all and finally, on our return to barracks, left the ranks of the Philistines and was welcomed back into C Co. C " Wess " has his fine points, as anybody who has sat beside him in the mess hall will testify. The kinetic energy of his elbows has often caused remarkable depressions in the ribs of adjacent diners and his windmill action would terrify a Don Quixote. It might be added that a man from Niagara Falls broke down completely when he heard " Wess " absorb a ca ramel. It made him homesick. C. The fact that Jervey is spoony seems to have caused a slight misunderstanding. Some one made mention of this fact to a young lady in Virginia. The s. y. t. replied, in righteous indignation, that " Wess " might be spoony, but she was not ! One might infer that she is not familiar with the West Point vernacular. Sharpshooter. Corporal, (37); Indoor Meet. Gymnastics. 4; Sharpshooter. ROBERT LEONARD JOHNSON Texarkana, Texas Doc, Beautiful " Well! Who are you man with a smile? " " Mr. Johnson, sir. " ' ■ Are you trying to snri " e? " " No sir. " " Trying not to smi ' t? ' " No, sir. " €L Texas is his state, though he can barely lay claim to it. If you do not know he wi;l take minute pains to tell you, accompanying such remarks with a whole history of the state .♦ . ' ■» C From his ministering instincts he has acquired the name, " Doc, " though by a few he is fitfully called " Beau- tiful. " His beaming countenance has been famous as a home for that cherubic smile. It made easier for him and for us the exacting life of Plebedom. C His greatest de ' .ight is talking. It is a hopeless task to stop him once he starts upon his varied experiences. L Socially speaking, " Doc " is not a star, though he is known to have taken the young damsels out walking. At o le time he was spurred to include the chauffeur in the party when introducing himself to some girls. For a time h; was deeply affected by a fake letter from a girl out West to the author which included pleasant references to him. But he has weathered it all and now there is only one for him. HOWARD DOHLA JOHNSTON Port Townsend, Washington Johnny, Dulu aOHNSTON! Johnston! Oh! Johnston! " Who is that that shouts so loudly five minutes after assembly? It is the I Company Commander. We hear an answer, " HO " and there strolls out to his place in ranks our handsome, impressive and dignified " Dulu. " Nothing can hurry him or disturb his serenity and hence, if assembly sounds before he thinks that it is time to work, the work must get along without him. C. He has his weak points. A careful observer will notice a pained look on " Johnny ' s " face when some stranger omits the " t " from Johnston or speaks of the Army and the Coast Artillery. I. We decided that, because of his wide shoulders and awe- inspiring air, our " Dulu " could wear a hop-manager ' s red sash with honor. But, alas! A sweet young thing asked him if he was supposed to be guarding the colors. C During his travels as a Coast Artillery child, Prince " Dulu " of the Hawaiian Islands became a wonder on the guitar and ukulele. When feeling miserable, he shuts the door so that his long suffering " wives " cannot escape and tunes up. Misery loves company. t[ When a Plebe, " Johnny " boned " make " and he got it. The T. D. still likes to have him around as is shown by his having to report every day at 7 :43 a. m. with his shoes properly shined. y « Cullum Hall Squad, Numerals, 4; Sh irpshooter. Corporal. (9); Football Squad, 4, 3; Swimming, 4; Hop Man- ager, 4; Choir, 4, 3; Hun- dredth Night, 4; Sharp- shooter. r CHARLES POLLARD JONES Montgomery, Ala. C.P. s HE O. D.— •• Jones, C. P. " H A sobbing voice t ' from the Plebe heaven — " Here, sir! all right, sir. " C Thus did Caffey leave his mark on the Class — and Jones his footprints on the narrow path that leads to no- where. Tutored as he was by the class of 1919, " C. P. " became a pupil worthy of his master and by the time the Plebes came to camp he had developed the Caffey whine to such an extent that the indolent Luce took him to wife, for no other reason than his ability to make life miserable for all Fourth Classmen in the batt. To sweeten his sad- dened life we made him A Go ' s boodle corp. He rewarded us by exhibiting a crate of pineapples under the most conspicuous tent on the Prade, to the great delight of the Child and the Officer ' s Mess. C On leave when checking out at the Astor he was informed that Chas. P. Jones was not registered but that C. Poole Jones was a guest — and the poor boy has never quite forgiven the innocent clerk. The clerk might fool him, but never the Math dept. " C. P. " has the latter bluffed for fair: in fact, if Analyt could do it we ' d predict castles. HERBERT MAURY JONES Washington. D. C. Herb, Herbie aND the tin school god " arrived! " " Who are you handsome man there? " Unhesitatingly, ' " Mr. Jones, H. M., sir! " With all the cockiness bom of his erstwhile majority, " ' Herbie " ploughed through every- thing in sight. Recognition came unsought, for big brother " Biff " was one of the Kaydet powers that be. d " Herbie " took a flying start at the Academic Depart- ment, and eventually decorated his collar with something besides brass buttons. He ' s a healthy spec, though, and never lacks time for a rough and tumble, or for a participa- tion in some scandalous grind; always on deck for tussle or laughter. tl On one fatal occasion, however, his was not the final ha-ha. Summer camp, Plebes shining brass, and all else at CuUum; dark figures in the blackness grope cautiously under tent floors; bottle after bottle of precious " juice " hastily seized, for the private party of marauders three; — ah, but the boodle thieves were hived! Just ask " Herbie " to tell you about those drags. C " The greatest objection to the Engineers, " says Major, " is the fact that they are n ' t all stationed at Washington. " That, we are ever informed, is the modern Eden — and only the gross wonder why. Sharpshooter. Corporal, (14); Star. 4; Indoor Meet, 4; Choir, 4, 3; Sharp- shooter. il CLARENCE JOHN KANAGA. Delaware, Ohio. Carnegie. w ELL. Mr. Dumbguard, what are you here for? " 1 jYou follow up the noise with a Plebe before it, VB X giving a halting report of his misdemeanors. You lock inside and there you see this high ranking company clerk looking his hardest. Gone from his mind all remem- brances of the day when he collected twelve demerits because of his insatiable desire to show how well he could spit through his teeth while in ranks. This is our friend Kanaga .« :.» C C. J. has always been the goat ' s friend, which proves that his flowing line is good for something besides springing bum grinds. C Aviation has been his first choice since he had a flight on furlough, with second choice for the Engineers. C Kanaga is not a Social Lion, for he has not attended a single Hop nor been P. Sing a single time since he has been here, a record of which he is justly proud. C " Lion among ladies, a mouse among men. " WILLIAM B. KEAN, JR. New York, New York Bill Y HEN moving to barracks from Plebe camp, he r I I heard that Mike was to be his Company Tac. My " One Irishman would never quill another, " said •■ Bill. " Those acquainted with Old Mike can guess the reaction .♦ .♦ C When it came to tenths, " Bill " generally fell out. He boned hard — not because he liked it. Not until the after- noon workout in the Gym could he be found in his element. In the summer it was generally a little afternoon canoe trip up the river. Rumor: " The mermaids must be the attrac- tion, " but we could never get much evidence. C Once he was well on the road toward a degree. One balmy afternoon she patiently waited at the hotel while our hero atoned for his misadventures of the previous month pounding his weary way to and fro on the area. " Bill " has n ' t run over his dis since. C Early in his youth he fell for the shiny boots and silver spurs. The Q. M. has yet to turn out a steed he does n ' t enjoy riding. However " Bill " never forgets that he is a confirmed goat and has persuaded himself that the back- bone of the service is a very good branch after all. Football, Cullum, 4: Outdoor Meet, 4: Sharpshooter. Football, Cullum Hall: Expert Rifleman. JOHN THOMAS KEELEY West Bend, Wis. Jack, J. T. ifOME two years ago Wisconsin breathed a sigh of I relief, expecting to beat four card draws for at least four years. But scarce two years have passed and John is at large again, so Wisconsin reluctantly puts up the cards till he is once more safe under some restraining influence. In other words, " Jack " fooled ' em just as he has consistently made us look foolish when he held an ace and a king, drew three cards, and made our straights and flushes look like last year ' s straw hat. C Cards are not John ' s only method of keeping people guessing. The entire Beast detail for two weeks was in a furore of mixed fear of hazing investigations and baffled curiosity over an order " New Cadet Keeley will report to the Commandant of Cadets. " What was the conspiracy " Jack " was hatching with the T. D.? Whom was he going to get found for hazing? No one? Correct! John was just paying social calls on a cousin in the Academic Depart- ment, as usual running one of his characteristic bluffs. CHARLES LESLIE KEERANS, JR. Charlotte, N. C. Charlie, Slick yURRIL, " the general, " was his pred. V. M. I., the III tin school, was his Alma Mater, and his ideals were JLc high. Neither looks, nor hops, nor fair ones lured him from the care-free life of the non-P. S. ing Kaydet. Upon being interviewed concerning this idiosyncrasy, " Slick ' s " one remark was: " Tut, tut, man, I can ' t be bothered. " C " Slick " was an ardent enthusiast in the boxing room until the day he experienced the efi ' ects of Smith ' s hay- maker — since then the charms of the " squared circle " have grown dim and dusty to " Slick. " The change of attitude was occasioned thus; " Slick " was No. 1, Smith was No. 2. Tom gave the command, " No. 2 led to jaw of No. 1. " Now Charlie wasn ' t in the habit of gumming things but this time he had forgotten whether he was No. 1 or No. 2, consequently his guard was in the wrong vicinity at the crucial moment. From then on " Charlie ' s " memory ran a cold absence until he came to in the hospital, where he had been unconsciously trying to engage Valentine in a ten round bout with the attendant for an umpire. Camp Illumination. VINCENT HAROLD KELLY Medina. N. Y. Irish, Very Hard fIR. New Cadet Kelly, V. H. reports for parade. " Remember it. The frantic struggle with twisted belts and crinkly white trousers. The mislaid B-plate. The wild dash across the plain to the inspiring notes of " The Star Spangled Banner. " The perspiring figure of New Cadet Kelly, V. H. as he triumphantly saluted his company commander just as the O. C. gave " Order, Arms! " No wonder " Mike " became a favorite of the crawloids. tl Sc our happy son of Erin commenced his military career, always doing things up right and very vain abcut his accomplishments. We heard from official sources that Kelly spent several hours in the Library before graduation boning up what sort of a badge a second class rifleman was not entitled to wear. Never mind the rifle, " Kcl, " it is n ' t your idea of a medium of a livelihood. !. The happiest of our 7th division blaseity, the most unfortunate victim of the Czar of the second floor, Kelly was a stumbling block to the keepers of study hour discipline. C A pipe, a bath towel and the Engineers B. S., and Kelly was as happy as King Midas before he got the golden touch. JOHN PAUL KENNEDY Pawhuska, Okla. Pat QAT " is a product from auld Ireland, " from Tip- perary, sir. " His first experience after landing in New York was an encounter with a Darkey for singing " Surely Ireland must be Heaven for my Mother came from there. " He came out of this on top though and then began to push his way toward the Golden West, Oklahoma being his destination, where he hoped to become a rough and ready cow-puncher. 1 Everything progressed smoothly with " Pat " there. He managed to keep out of jail and finally he received the reputation of being a fairly civilized citizen. About this time West Point, with its brass buttons began to call him, and a little later he was a full-fledged Kaydet. C His genial smile and bright wit soon made him a favorite with classmates and Upper Classmen alike, and naturally the T. D. soon got wind of his qualities so it decorated him as one of the select. !, " Pat ' s " one failing is that he hates to put on a pair of leggins. He dodges this difficulty though by joining a mounted branch — just which one we can ' t say yet, but we have a sneaking suspicion that it may be the C. E. C Our hero ' s great hobby is Descrip. If you ever want to be friendly with him just commence a little conversation on Hyperbolic Paraboloids. Why " Pat " would just as soon talk about them as he would lose a leg. Corporal, (68); Star. ili EDWIN VIRGIL KERR Metropolis, 111. Si, Csesar ■Vm ELL do we remember Virgil when he was raw and ill e ' ' = " ' " Pl =t)e Camp. His favorite hobby was to VJy ask, " What ' s the costume? " when assembly was about to go. He experienced quite some difficulty when he attempted to convince Capt. R— that he hails from the Metropolis of Metropolis. C " I love the cows and chickens, but me for the life, " chirped Virgil when he quit Metropolis. He was telling us how the mayor, police department and the village belle would miss him. His appetite has been increasing m inverse ration to his work done, and is still going strong. C " Some men are bom famous, some men acquire fame, and others have fame thrust upon them. " Virgil is an exception to this rule, for he cSn scarcely be called famous at all. Ask any one who knows the lad, though, and they ' 11 tell you that fame is far from being one of the essentials for good fellowship. m RAYMOND FRANCIS KILROY Fall River, Mass. Kaydet yR. KILROY, give the order for advancement, " said I Tommy to the " Kaydet. " " Forward march, sah, " replied Raymondo, and the next day he read and wept :-v :- C But don ' t let that mislead you into thinking that the " Kaydet " has n ' t that stuff specked cold — he has — just original that ' s all, and when it comes to clasping hands at parade rest, wearing leggins on the wrong foot, pulling a coat shirt over his head — believe us, boys, he ' s there! . ' ♦ C " Kaydet " was the Grand Keeper of the Sacred Key " in the Fleas, King of all the Fishes, and Secretary of the Fourth Class Club, so you see he is of no mean dignity. But remember, kind readers, genius is accompanied by eccentricity. C And then the day at the gym when he was clashing broad swords with Jack Leahy, his mask slipped over to one side of his head and Jack hit him seven times on the unprotected ivory before he woke up. That evening he looked as if he had been sporting horns or boning unicorn. C And the appearance at the 7th Division " Passing Show " as ■■ Knight Kiljoy in the Syncopated Manual! " After the performance after answering scores of encores, he ejaculated in a stentorian tone, " Let them laugh, let them cheer. My conscience is clear. " — Shakespeare. Indoor Meet , 4 ; Boxing, 4 ; Wrest- ling, 4; Hundredth Night, 4; Glee Club, 4; Choir, 4, 3; Marksman. RALPH BERNARD KINDLEY La Crosse, Wisconsin Kon. Von Tirp, Beihman now a P. in high school Phil ever came to West Point we can ' t conceive. Gallant, dashing, debonair, rather some sweet thing ' s matinee idol than a plodding Professor of realms mathematical. Think not of Chem and Phil in connection with Von Bethman — that mysteriously scarred cheek hints too strongly of rare revels in the Latin Quarter. We don ' t know whether he bones that foreign stuff or not but he ' s — " so-o-o fascinat- ing! " The Beast Detail thought the same way. CL From debut to finis, " Von ' s " career as a Kaydet has been an intermittent conflict with those higher up over our necessities of life, viz; ye soul-satisfying skag and Whit- man ' s. The deep recesses of Ralph ' s laundry bags contained more wonders than Alice ever specked in Wonderland. After Mike conducted a trench raid on said laundry bags one S. M. I. and brought to light the forbidden fruits, the div started chipping in to get an adding machine for " Kon " to count his demos. The Millimeter had proved a better hound for boodle than the fourth floor. C But the tide turned — reeevengc was wrought upon the T. D., Tommy being the hapless victim. ' T was the last night of the Plebe hike, mid vivid lightning and black torrents we waited breathlessly for the final charge — a flash illuminates the scene an instant as Von Bethman gloats over his prey — more torrents, and the S. I. shivers in his boots. We can ' t tell you much about it, but we know a lot: did he? — we say he did. ALEXANDER GRISWOLD KIRBY Louisville, Kentucky Alowishus HIS charming youth with the cunning curls and ■ J cherubic expression entered our family circle under X a terrible handicap. He had a runt pred (you know what that means when the laws of heredity arc followed to their natural conclusion). He overcame that deficiency, however, and was going fine till a dozen or so Plebe books suddenly descended with an acceleration of 980 Cm. per " whatnot " upon the head of a newly-made Yearling Corp. !, Several other little incidents of this nature have made Aleck ' s life read like a few chapters from " Dere Mable. " One beautiful day he asked the First Captain, " Who are you? " He ' s never been the same since he found out! .♦ C When we conquered the world in June 1918, Aleck developed immediately into the champ late runner of B. Co. Eleven of them in two days! Did he figure in the West Point Daily News? He did not! He was company clerk .♦ .♦ C The only goaty characteristic about him is his habit of eating reams of paper, violet preferred. The castles call him. Some day soon, we expect to see him juggling a newly acquired family on three rooms and the wedding gifts .♦ .♦ Sharpshooter. .T ' :l Expert Rifleman. JOSEPH WILLIAM KULLMAN Cleveland, Ohio Kullie TT HAT are you chewing, Mr. Ducrot ? " " Tobacco, » 1 f ' ' ' K-u-l-l- a- " -. Sir. " As this was in Beast Bar- VM ' racks you see the benefits of a tin school training. But this is not all. Having been a leader (band) at tin school he was able to support B Go ' s musical claims by pounding the cymbals in the Kaydet Band, even if he did lose hundreds of files acquiring this difficult accomplish- ment ;■» .-» C He waxed bolder as time passed, and told " Joe " to his face that he used a " superfluity of words. " Since his return he has recognized every instructor in every depart- ment. " Well you see. Major. " C. If " Kullie " exercised as much judgment in all life ' s problems as he did in preserving the appearance of white trou while mountain climbing, we would start taking our hats off to him right now. It is claimed by some that he borrowed the femme ' s powder puff for the purpose of camouflage. Yea furlough! ! ! ! ! MAURICE KEYES KURTZ Cedar Rapids, Iowa Monk, Jocko Tr ITH the rep of a hunter of big game and an unerring III ' ' ° came to us. With tales of his prowess at m knocking ' em dead he upheld that rep until — Ah! Cruel fates — we came to the target range. He took down a full pack and lunch, but all he could make was Sharp- shooter in spite of his spy glasses, tripods, and patent rifle medicines. One of his favorite recreations has been climbing Crow ' s Nest and he always returns with a young arsenal of dead shrapnel and dug-up remains of ' 76 in his possession. C The mere mention of Limburger has been distasteful to him since he was the S. I. ' s right hand man for a day on last summer ' s hike. It seems appropriate that we should give some sort of a description of " Jocko " in this biog- raphy, but we can ' t. He ' s hardly the man you ' d bet your only dime on at a beauty contest. Nobody ever mistook " Jocko " for Warren Kerrigan but you can ' t expect a man to be a crack shot and a Beau Brummel at the same time. C. " Monk " is a quiet file, something of a student and quite a bit of a reader. At least, we find him at the library more often than at the hops. In fact, like the editor, we believe he prefers a good movie to the soiree of dragging. r»E Culluni Hall Squad, 4: Numer- als, 4; Sharpshooter; Cheer Leader, 3. Sharpshooter. ' iV DAVID BEST LATIMER De ' avan, Wisconsin Lai. Dave fc:; E military life at West Point was nothing new for t j •• Lat " when he entered with the rest of the down- X trodden Beasts in 1917. " Dave " had attended a Military Academy for several years, but he had never been called " tJr. Ducrct " before and when his dark eyes shot back defiance toward some peeved member of the Beast Detail, " Lat " boned his first reverse. This followed him all through his Plcbe Year, and little visits to Willie, Mike and the many Uppcr-Classmen of H Company made life very happy for him. These formations improved his soldierly appearance very much and if he had n ' t eaten so much sammy he probably would still have it. €1. Upon returning to barracks in September, " Dave " developed that disease known as " Dcadbeatitis. " Having been a star man at prep school, he decided that he did n ' t have to crack a book and as a result after the first general transftr, " Lat " found himself a charter member of the " Immortals. " Every night from supper until taps he boned fiction and from taps until midnight it was " a-h-g- h-b-f " etc., by the use of a trouser leg hung over the light. However, one night. Willie ' s eagle eye spotted a streak of light in 1942, and " Lat " studied no more after ten o ' clock and so no more boning was done until the Xmas writs rolled around. He came through these with flying colors but still remained a member of the bcwhiskered gang .« PHILLIP STUCKER LAUBEN Brooklyn, N. Y. Mihe, T. P., Phil. P. S. DONE of us see the need of giving " Mike ' s " podunk and especially in large type. That ' s because we heard him on his O. D. tour, sound off for the lights in " T ' rce t ' oity free " — and all that that implies. Ask him where any building in N. Y. is and if it ' s not the Astor (bar), or a cabaret, or a " free-lunch " you are out of luck. C " Mike " tried a new experiment on leave. He got his nails manicured. He said it was all right only it made him very light-fingered. In fact he walked away from the very place with a photo of one of the fcmmes. C His other nickname is " Turning Point, " won by " extraordinary woodenness in the field of survey. " He very carefully pulled up his name-sake about ten minutes before the back-shot had been taken, explaining that he did not want to leave it back there and lose it. I ' 11 bet he was property man! II i i I l| ■ t Cullum Hall Squad, 4; Expert Eifleman. Football, Cullum; Sharpshooter. J JOHN FRANCIS LAVAGNINO Pasadena, California Lavvy, Cupy, Luminous HO! Has the O. D. left yet? " Regularly at 10.15 each night we hear the slogan of John Francis, one well known ten o ' clock scholar. No relation to Rip Van Winkle here. His bodily mechanism is far from delicate, and requires lots of energy to produce results. That is why we see the dishes all piled up around his place at meals. But a sturdy physique has its advantages. It ' s these fragile boys that break something when they hit the tan bark, net men like our " Lavvy. " C. The boy ' s original. Yes, indeed, any man who smokes a pipe in bed must be credited with originality. And roman- tic! " That ' s me all over, Mabel, " says John. Red Book, radiator, and red comforter — the eld invincible trio. In spite of his literary likes, Francis never did get on with The English Dept. Now, that he is safely by the rocks, Ccmus has tired of milking the goats and has gone to rest in more ethereal regions. C A very gentle nature, always so considerate, especially of the Upper Classmen when he was a Plebe; he just hated to soiree them into crawling him. Such bootlick as he gained taught him to appreciate the milk of human kindness. «F . IVAN CRAWFORD LAWRENCE Minneapolis, Minn. Lorry, Petrusky Vj HEN Ivan entered the East Sallyport of South J I J Barracks on that fateful day in June, 1917, he did VAx n°t have that sinking feeling that most of us had. From the very beginning the Kings of the Beast Detail tried hard to get a bluff on him but it could n ' t be done. In fact, Ivan enjoyed the hard work and the peculiar ways of West Point, and when he heard tattoo sounding over in camp he thought it was some of the boys having a good time, and piped July eighth when he should join them .♦ C While a Plebe, Petrusky basked in the sunshine of Upper Class favor. Having had a few years of college there were very few things he could n ' t do. As a printoid he could n ' t be beaten and whenever Upper Classmen wished to bone bootlick with a particular member of the feminine sex by way of a hop card, they came to Ivan for advice. Whenever a man was wanted to tickle the ivories at the movies, Ivan was elected. Whenever there was a tar bucket to be shined, Ivan was the man to do it, because he was sure to do a good job. Hence it was no surprise to his Classmates, when, in June, he appeared with a pair of twinkling stars on his collar and a pair of golden chevrons on his full dress coat. 1 In snaking, Ivan had a method a ll his own. Seldom did he return from a P. S.ing party without bringing skags or candy home with him. One day on Flirtation, however, his little game was not working well, and he became so interested that he did not realize what time it was until he heard the distant boom of the retreat gun, and the band started to play " The Star Spangled Banner. " Luck, as usual, was with him and his absence was never hived. Corporal, (23); Star; Cullum, 4; Numerals; Indoor Meet. 4; Board of Governors, First Class Club; Expert Rifle man; Advertising Manager. Howitzer; Choir. 4. 3; Hun dredth Night, 4; Camp Ilium- nation, 4. e JOHN EDWIN LEAHY Lynn. Mass. Jack, Trooper (EE, but I ' d like to be a hard man like Doc Johnson! That ' s a man for you! " says the " Trooper " as he lights his tenth cigar and continues the inter- rupted boning of the Cavalry Drill Regs. About two hours pass, and " Say, boy, cavalry is some branch! " and so on throughout the entire evening until it ' s time to crawl into the double decker. And then the " hard man " theory overcame discretion and the bout for the survival of the fittest in the Anglo-Saxon way with Gob Jones. Result — human destruction. C " Jack ' s " weak point is sections; drove three of them all year. " Sir. 4th Division all present. " The instructor grinned. " Jack ' s " countenance retired. " Mr. Leahy, a Major-General commands a division, a cadet drives a section. Mr. Saunders, you drive this section. " C. But the trooper is an experimentalist. When the Bolshe- viki started their drive at P. M. E. for river victims, " Jack " was one of the first, and never has he ceased ejaculating that he discovered -273 " on the absolute scale. C " Jack " is one of those who bewails the fact that he has n ' t had four years of the place. He waxes eloquent on the history, traditions and romance of his Alma Mater. Here ' s luck, " Trooper, " may the History Department make a lucky catch. m GEORGE WASHINGTON LEWIS New Bedford, Mass. Bunch, Lewie ANY of us will always connect him with those weeks in June, 1917, when it was his duty and pleasure to extend the greetings of the Corps to the members of 1921. In fact George succeeded so well at this duty that he found himself occupying the post of honor at the foot of a table round which thirteen officers were assembled. Thirteen always was an unlucky number. At least the affair showed Tommy ' s opinion of him. As we know Tommy we also know that " Bunch " must be a past master of the Gentle Art, for few men have found favor in that quarter. C " Yes, George has a taking way. His admirers among the fair sex say that " Lewie " will surely win the girl of his heart ' s desire when he finds her. They ought to know. Personally we ' d pick the diplomatic service for him. d It ' s a peculiar fact that those of us whom George crawled hardest way back in the old Plebe days are the ones who like him best now. The only explanation we can see is that George is pretty much of a man. Catholic Choir: Sharpshooter, Corporal, (6); Football Squad, 4: Second Vice President of Class; Choir. 4; Plebe Detail, 3: Camp Illumination, 4, 3; Class Cup Committee, 3; Ring Committee, 3; Sharp- shooter. ' " STUART LITTLE Garden City, New York Cado t. Stew XAM the ice man. " " I am the coal man. " " We ' re both two damn hard men. " These are the opening lines of the one time popular classic often heard in Plebe camp and so excellently rendered by the ice man, Mr. Stuart Little. Later Stuart ' s vocal abilities furnished the backbone for the famous K-det choir and any Sunday morning his clear delicate soprano might be heard vibrating through our beautiful chapel. But with all his talent, Stuart ' s true self was not discovered until Hundredth Night when he blossomed forth as an officer in all the glory of his youthful years. His impersonation of Willie was so perfect that the poor K-dets in the audience instinctively raised their chests and carried back their hands .♦ . C As a Yearling, Stuart ' s one weakness caused him con- siderable annoyance and enforced physical exercise at the hands of the T. D. He did take such an interest in the new Plebes. Not being as watchful as he should have been, he was skinned for, " Table Com. allowing glass to be thrown at Fourth Classman. " He explained the matter by saying, " The report is correct. " He might have added, " I threw it myself. " C Later his solicitude for the Plebe ' s correct carriage necessitated his being absent at graduation parade and entitled him to an extra twenty-four hours at the Military Academy, which suited him fine, he says, as he never did like Prades, and just loved the walls of the place where he had spent so many hours in diligent study. C He also loves machine guns and thinks those of the dough- boys will be great, but to be frank with you, his knowledge of mechanics is limited. Corporal, (41); Marksman; Choir ; 3, 4 : Hundredth Night ; Camp Illumination. m MARTIN LOEB Brooklyn, N. Y. Jerry, Marty, Wop ARTIN blew in from New York City. At least he says Brooklyn is in that city. He claims that he used to win prizes for brilliant recitation during his boyhood days. We all change as we grow older. 2.0 is Loeb ' s idea of a cold max. But when the subject of fighting comes up you have to hand it to him. He also ranks about 2.8 in wrestling, broad jumping and in doing a hundred yards in record time. The fact is he ' s good, and he admits it! .-.» .♦ C He does n ' t lack self-confidence either. In fact if he could high jump 5 ft he probably would claim 5 ' , ft. on general principles. He s got a chest as big as the side of a house and he is so proud of it that his favorite picture is one of himself dressed in a one-piece bathing suit and gas mask . ' .» . ' fi Ate fairt! Indoor Meet, 4; Outdoor Meet, 4: Boxing, 4: Monagram; Wrestling, 4; Marksman. HERBERT BERNARD LOPER Orleans, Nebraska Doc, Daddy DIS life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, ■ Here is an Engineer. " " Early infancy found the " Doctor " with his tiny little body seated in a state of unstable equilibrium on a book of logs, his little finger curled cunningly about the periphery of his baby toe, alternately thumbing and biting on a slide rule, and mumbling Newton ' s laws between his childish chirpings. And at last he grew to be a man. The mysteries of the fourth dimension opened themselves to his eyes like morning glories at the first kiss of the sun. Hyperbolic paraboloids of any number of sheets were as simple to him as the workable parts of the safety-pin. C " Come to me, all ye goats, " said " Doc, " and they did. Flanker goats, runt goats, fat goats, thin goats — all flocked to " Doc ' s " room and he taught ' em the principles of spec and the fundamentals of reason. 41 " Doc ■ ' never went about his work in a noisy way. He was always quiet and silent, and slipped gently past with an affable smile as tho ' he owed you a five he ' d just as soon you would n ' t remember. C " Doc ' s " particular avocation is music. The boys of the " 24th " were often amused by the ragtime tunes from his old banjo. Its only harm lies in the fact that it gave encouragement to a so-called quartet. C This man was modest and it shall be writ of him that he never kicked unless sat upon, that his ways and his smile were as sweet as a milkmaid when the cows had gone dry, that he was liked by the entire outfit. Corporal, (7); Star: Cullum Hall Squad, 4: Football Squad, 3; Numerals: Business Man- ager Howitzer: Sharpshooter. DEAN LUCE Albion, Washington Lucy HUCY, " guardian of the " rights of the powers that be, " reclined in the shade of Tent Zero, A Co.. piping furlough and football. Fearfully, one of his charges slipped a foot outside the limits of Plebedom. " Who are you blase man? " roared the Luce. " Well, Mr. Ducrot, when my wife comes home, tell him to crawl you, " and with a gentle snore the autocrat returned to his interrupted dreams. Thus did Dean preserve his bootlick with the T. D. Twice he attempted a skag. The first was interrupted by Colonel Skee as the finishing twists were being applied, the second was hived by an equally vigilant tactician before the match was out. C Day by day, we see old " Lucy " slipping as surely as reveille toward connubial bliss. The enraptured way in which he sighs at the moon and the nightly letters destined for " somewhere out west " have made this an open secret. One day after a strenuous session in the Hall, he emerged with his haymaker in splints and that evening shamelessly dictated the nightly letter. C Dean has always boned the infantry. Frequent flights in the riding hall have served to convince him of the wisdom of his choice, and the end of leave will doubtless find him in Georgia — with her. Corporal, (8): Football, 4, 3; Monogram, 4: Numerals, In- door Meet, 4: Outdoor Meet, 4; Sharpshooter. I VINCENT COYLE Mc ALEVY Pawtucket, Rhode Island Mac ' -- ' HE idear! " says " Mac " — of course you ' 11 under- ■ ' -J stand that ' s only " Mac ' s " way of saying, " The X idea! " He also says " Thetar " instead of Theta. That, however, is only another indication that he ' s from Rhode Island. A third indication — say his wives — comes at night, when " Mac " makes noises like the breakers beating on his native shores. C It will be a sad, sad day for West Point and vicinity w hen " Mac " departs to serve on land or sea. " Mac " was the inspiration for that verse: " Would I had my life to rove Up and down in Mermaid Cove. " I. " Mac ' s " academic theories are n ' t altogether per- fected yet, but he says that as far as he has gone and as far as he knows, he believes it a good plan sometimes to use a book before going in to the classroom. " You can, " he states, " occasionally get an idear on what the lesson ' s to be about, from the book. " m Marksman; Cullum Squad, 4, 3. ANTHONY CLEMENT Mc AULIFFE Washington, D. C. Mac, Tony :R. works, sir! Mr. Works, sir! " " What is it Mr. Dumguard? " " Nothing, sir, I just wanted to know where my tent was, sir. " That " s " Mac Awfully " all over, — the height of efficiency. In same line he pinned his clothes in immaculate piles for s. i. and shined his F. D. coat buttons every other week. Somewhere he read that all great Generals were Irish and ever since ' ■ Mac " has boned it continuously — that hard stuff, you know .••» . ' ♦ C His military brain was recognized on the Plebe hike when he was given sole charge of an important engineering job. Suffice that it was connected with sanitation. " Mac " is an uncertain disciplinarian. He marched the birds at route step ; but the Plebes agreed that he was harder than Semmelmeyer. C Ever since he greeted Jack Knight with, " Hello, my name ' s McAuliffe! " he has been a great favorite with his brothers-inarms. He was the buddy of his Beast detail, pal of the Yearlings: Bit Earth has whispered many a sweet nothing in his ear. C With all this popularity, his head never turned — not in ranks anyhow. I Corporal ( 36 ; Hep Manager 1 3 1 : Marksman: Choir. (4i; Hun- dreth Night. 4: Cadet Or- chestra, 4. m JOHN EDWARD Mc CARTHY Kalispell, Montana Mac, Jack, Jap, Orion AC " spent the first few weeks of his sentence here in a vain attempt to overcome the handicap under which he entered, for prior to June, 1917 he was the proud possessor of a commission in the National Guard on the Border. From the first day of Beast Barracks until recognition he appeared at his place in ranks ages before anyone else had any thoughts of turning out. Long b ;fore first roll every morning, Jawn would be down t o listen to the soul-stirring music of the Hell-Cats and to drink in the beauty of the star-lit morning, for this man, wild and wooly Westerner though he may be, is a great lover of things aesthetic, a quality which is rendered more or less con- spicuous by the grotesque manner in which his taste asserts itself. Take music for instance. He made life miserable for the whole Corps and the occupants of the Bachelor ' s Building by playing incessantly on the Y. M. C. A. Victrola his two favorites — " Ave Maria " and " Roll, Jordan, Roll, " the latter having an effect that even the beauty of the former could not overcome. When they would n ' t let him get to the Victrola, he ' d stand out in the company street and hold forth upon the magnificence of the celestial worlds. He ' d specked one particular star which he called " O ' Ryan " and nothing except precipitate flight would ever save the unsuspecting passer-by from the horrors of being made personally acquainted with all the mysteries connected with " O ' Ryan. " WILLIAM L. Mc ENERY Chicago, 111. Mack, Private, Dewey ERIENDS, meet " Dewey, " born in Denver, migrated to Chicago, received theoretical education at K. M. I. and a practical education on the banks of the Indian River in the wilds of Florida, where he became enamoured of a passionate, jewel-worshiping Russian dancer, who in a single night, when the Tropic wilds were flooded with drunken moonlight and the lurid waving of the wild Palmettos — but you know, danced her way into " Dewey ' s " heart and so dented his sensibilities that — my Lady Nicotine is the only one that ' s true. Might a ' been a paper magnate? No — let ' s keep him in the service — a cigarette paper magnate, no doubt, but above all the best private soldier in the whole army (by his own admis- sion). And since the powers that be have seen fit to give him a commission, he ' 11 not misuse it. C Our first recollection of " Dewey " is the prestige that tin school training gained for him in Beast Barracks. He was immediately honored with the post of guide for the fourth company, his first and last attempt tc break from the status of private soldier, and that forced upon him. We ' 11 say you made the best private in the Corps, " Dewey, " and may you max every other task that comes your way as well. Corpora ' , (53): Basketball, 1921 SquaJ, Numerals; Baseball Squa 1, 4, " A " in Baseball; Markiman. Mm nI, cr © CHARLES NORTON Mc FARLAND St. Louis, Mo. Mac. Packy jANG! Bump! Crash! Gee, what a racket! What is it. an air raid? Oh, no, merely a little rough-house conducted in person by our blue-eyed cherub. The senior sub-diver of the 7th Division lost ten pounds during our Plebe winter through his efforts to quell the frequent riots started by this conscientious trouble-maker. " Mac " missed his calling in coming here, as we understand that the principals in these slap-stick, pic-throwing movies draw wonderful salaries. He had never seen salt water until he tried our mess-hall soup, but can he swim and dive? Well, ask the judges of the Swimming Meet. He is an engineer. " ■ without a doubt. " but it has n ' t spoiled his disposition as yet. and his giggle is always ready. C Our Plebe hike brings up pleasant memories but unpleas- ant results for " Mac. " He made a date one evening with the orchestra of the Monroe Opera House (she was an awfully nice girl. " Mac " says) but some wily apostle of the Com butted in on the party and our Lochinvar medi- tated on his folly for two months on the straight and narrow. " Mac " is certainly a fine boy, and we ' 11 all be glad when he grows up and we can enjoy a cup of coffee sans bread-ball. FRANCIS GEORGE Mc GILL West Haven, Connecticut Mac, Harp HE world renowned " Harp that once thru ' Tara ' s J Halls, " has nothing on this " Harp " who tarried through West Point ' s Halls. Tarrying generally got him into more or less trouble, so he finally learned to step out . ' « .-.» C " Mac " was a rotund smi ' ing young man when he arrived at this mill of men on the morning of June 14th. Surely the mill ground slow. but. oh. how thoroughly ! It only took three weeks of Beast Barracks to eradicate the Harp ' s smile, but long before that the strenuous life had reduced, nay destroyed, that rotund sign of civil life of ease » . C Things were expected of this highly-developed youth when he went to camp, but true to all life the unexpected always happened. One week of camp and he was the most B. J. Plebe in H Co. Blaseness led to indiscretion and " Mac " not only reaped what he had sowed, but he labored long and hard at the full knee bend and other Kaydet pleasures, planting the seeds to guide him on the right road in the future. Water fights are fine and cooling on a hot day but G Co. street was the wrong place. C After the Runt-Flanker skirmish, " The Harp " led a quiet life until the hockey season, when he went out for the squad in order to deadbeat sweeping off the rink and supper formations. He was the official policer of the team and seemed only to play so he could send the notorious flying. Expert Rifleman: Swimmirg Meet. 4. Hockey. 4. i; Catholic Choir. 4. •|» EUGENE Mc GINLEY Hamilton, Ohio Mac, MacGooley KE is n ' t an army boy, and he is n ' t by nature pugnacious; but it began ' way back when the world was young. Once his mother took him to the Movies and he saw some marching Kaydets. After that it was West Point for him. Then a circus came to the podunk and " MacGooley " saw the prancing steeds. It was then he started boning Cavalry. To save the calf ' s back his daddy bought him a pony. Ladies and Gentlemen, that is why he is Max ' s Pet today. C He boned bootlick on the congressman and here he is. But somehow he could n ' t please the guardians of the sally port, and all during that year he was the especial pet of Pete Middleton and not entirely neglected by Caffey . • C In Yearling Camp he tried to be a true I. W. W. and succeeded as far as a corp can succeed. He was a charter member of the A Co. baseball nine. He dragged and was drug; also he executed the manual of the dipper with great efficiency. And he boned Xmas leave with a vengeance — then of a sudden he boned it no longer. There is a reason, but we are forbidden to speak of that! C The clock in the tower strikes nine. The drawer of " MacGooley ' s " table quietly slides open and out comes a mess-hall sandwich. C All is well! DAVID SANDERSON Mc LEAN Greenwood, Miss. Mac a LIFE of leisure on a cotton plantation in " Ole Mis ' sippi " did n ' t make it any easier for this dark- haired southern lad when he entered upon his career at West Point. Studies were n ' t in " Mac ' s " line. Plebe Christinas nearly found him buying a return ticket to Dixie. But hard boning pulled him through and " Mac " remained in our midst, to blosscm out in June a Yearling Corp in all his glory. A pair of gold chevrons, a pair of dark treacherous eyes and a smooth line of southern talk that flowed like " Sammy, " made him one of our foremost snakes. The only hop he ever missed came on a Saturday night in August when he could n ' t find any one to swap guard tours with him. C Somehow " Mac " lost his bootlick with the T. D. We believe it started when he ran a cold absence on police call in Yearling Camp. He gave himself away when he stated in his B-ache, " 1. The report is correct. 2. I was down on Flirtation and had lost all idea of time. " Corporal, (28 1 ; Marksman ; Choir 4, 3. Corporal, (40); Sharpshooter. m WILLIAM ROBERT Mc MASTER Watsonvillc, California Mac kAC " hails from California, the land of big trees I and roses. If you want to get Bob sore, just say at breakfast that you think the oranges are from California .♦ ;» 41 " Mac " began his higher education at the University of California, but soon left to come tc West Point. In this he made a mistake, he should have gone to a Theological Seminary, for his long suit is arguing. His favorite theme is religion and he will argue any side of any religious question. If you want " Mac " to forget his supper, just make a statement about heresy and he will preach a sermon on the spot ;» i» C No wonder, for Bob knows the inside of the library better than any ether S. O., although it may be said that he does not always read religious books. His love for literature and argument has left him in the Immortals, for Bob believes that you should do only what interests you, and who can study Conies when the latest Cosmo has arrived. So the Infantry is his choice, by necessity, but " Mac " philosophically declares that it is the first and only branch. Outdoor Meet, 4; Sharpshooter. m WILLIAM DOUGL AS Mc NAIR Washington, D. C. Mac, Doug, Count kC NOODLE is one of our most famous men. He has I had fame thrust upon him — they thrust some on him when they made his chin retreat at the advance of a lighted scag — and he is very, very modest about it. In our first few weeks the Beast Details worried them- selves sick about " Mac " He became the center of an admiring throng of Yearlings who explained that a cadet should keep his knees together when at attention. But " Mac " has an exquisite pair of cavalry legs and could not be ordered, compelled or otherwise required to get anything but his ankles in close proximity. C " Turn out the B Co. Yearlings, Mr. McNair is asleep in the catacombs. " But such trifles did not keep him in the limelight, so he sought the bigger, more noble fields of adventure and awaited the hike. " ' Mac " was hurrying to camp, honestly trying to get there before midnight, when from the shadows a dark form glided and the person- ality of the Boy Tac entered his life. " Mac " was only three miles or so from camp, but you could n ' t make him believe it. The Com donated to him the distinction of receiving the first slug and " Mac " kept it. He has never been able to stay off the straight and narrow path for more than a month at a time since. C Cousin Mackie, alias the " Count " (not the Italian count), has an ingrowing affinity for Red Books and other people ' s skags, but he has really only one capital vice: He associates with Doc Johnson. Outside of this, he is a very noble-minded boy. ' ROLAND WILLIAM Mc NAMEE Chicago, Illinois Mac, Roly XT did not take Roland long after his arrival at West Point to get in front of the Calcium. One of the Beast Detail, looking for a guide for dinner formation, said, " All men who have had previous military training step one pace to the front. " Mac " — one, two — out in front and the coveted honor was his. After two attempts the powers that be decided " Mac " could not keep step with his shadow. Further inquiry as to his military experience elicited that he had served two hikes with the Salvation Army. Perhaps that is why " Mac " is so strong for the Army of Occupation, having to meet some of his pals among the Salvation Army Lassies. C " When " Mac " is around you will always know it for he is always saying something, but unfortunately he can ' t talk, he has to screech. This is one reason why they call him owl. The other reason is because he can see in the dark, especially when on a hike. C In spite of the fact that femmes are off limits in these little poems we cannot let this opportunity slip by with- out telling that " Mac " was dragging blind and the Ama- zon he drew was nothing if not frank. Most men, if told their names did not make a hit and that they got by no better than their name would have been surprised — and then some. Many would have been speechless! — not so " Mac. " All he said was " It ' s mutual. " That was not the only time " Mac " gummed it. He was dining with an old gentleman, a friend of the family, and the old gentle- man related one of his mistakes. " Mac, " wanting to say something, came up smiling with the remark, " No fool like an old fool. " Expert Rifleman. CLARKSON DEWEESE Mc NARY Tempe, Arizona Mac ' mr- ' M a rootin ' , tootin ' , high-faultin ' son-of-a-gun I from Arizona, sir. A hard nut, too, sir. A she-wolf .JL and it ' s my night to howl, sir. Hoo-oo-oo; hoo- ooo-oo, SIR. " C Thus in sweetest howl (equalled only by the lamented Bradley, T. B.) " Mac " sings his song to the moon. The peculiarly original traits which this soul-searching confes- sion reveals, will fit our friend for the important part he has played. Coming back to the wilds after leave he performed escort duty over a prominent set of children. d Deweese has been hived at parade in overcoat with white gloves on, and also sans B-plate. These human failings tend to emphasize his infallibilitj ' . Day after day he strode to the mess hall with his head in the air and kicking the water plug every step. And yet they blamed Schumpski when the water stopped. C " Mac " has quite a line of Mexican Carrajo! You should hear him trying to keep it out of his French. " Mac " wrote his first B-ache the other day and they say it read like a letter to his sweetheart. } Corporal, (31); Camp Illumina- tion, 3; Marksman. »n 126 t GEORGE WHITEFIELD MAC MILLAN RakiRh. N. C. Mac XNDIVIDUALITY— that ' s ' Mac " all over, Mabel. When the rest of us do it one, two, three, four, he can always do it two, three, four, one. When I Co. stood at attention, " Mac " back yonder in the rear rank used to be liable to snap into the right hand salute — two, for any passing O. D. uniform. Individuality, yes, any man around this place who will break into the Hospital on one piece of fruit cake out of the ordinary — and " ' Mac " stayed there three weeks. C " Mac ' s " beauty is pretty well camouflaged, but he is all there. He has a head — he stands higher than most of us in Academic work. He has a body conspicuous by its absence from sick call. He has feet. He can ' t click his heels together under a horse but he can turn his toes in and circumnavigate almost anything. You would envy him too if on some cold windy night you could see him peace- fully sleeping on the lee side of them. C We ' 11 say. " You ' 11 do in a pinch, " " Mac, " and after all that is the kind of a friend to have. JOHN HARVEY MADISON Chicago, Illinois Mad, Jack — I ' OHN HARVEY to the convention. I public, but Q I just " Mad " to us. has developed a philosophy all his own, a mental shock absorber that has bome him over the rough road of Kaydet life. When things go wrong and the T. D. tells you there is no exercise so health- ful as walking, " Mad " will hand you a line that will make you think you ' re walking down flirtation with the only femme by your side. C " Mad " came breezing in from the Windy City a callow youth, but after a year of Plebedom and the worldly life of a Yearling summer, we find him in an advanced stage of sophisticated manhood. His essay on feminine psychology, to be had for the asking, is the safest guide ever evolved for those who contemplate the purchase of a miniature .♦ .♦ C There is much latent music in " Mad ' s " make-up and the way he can deliver it on those summer nights when the furlough moon is hanging low leaves nothing to be desired. C Once a long time ago " Mad " boned the Engineers, but this was before he became properly oriented on the banks of the Hudson. His practical philosophy no longer holds a place for castles in the air, and he has come to realize that boots, spurs and a horse are the highest goal of all earthly desires. Baseball Squad. 4; Choir, 4. 3. Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night, 4. DALE WILFORD MAKER Joplin, Missouri OALE is a lover of variety. He tried many schools before he entered the Point but always " left early. " Nor has this love of variety left him here. He has probably had more wives than the average man. Hivy, yet indifferent as to studies, a truer lover of fiction and the comforter cannot be found. We who know him recommend him as a man worth tying to, but you ' 11 have to tie him tight .♦ ! ■ C Did you ever see a real femme do a real hula? No? You still have a chance, for here is Dale, the originator of the " Hawaiian " dance, and chorine of the Hundredth Night. C He is famous for his generosity, having been known to score two bulls on his neighbor ' s target. He is also well known for his happy views on life. When his girl turned him down he said " Well, what else did I expect? " FRED WILLIAM MAKINNEY, JR. Honolulu, Hawaii Mike, Hula aNTIL we meet again " came the dying words of " Aloha Oe " across the water; the ship glided into the open sea, bearing to his destiny the military hope of the Hawaiian Islands. Out where he had so often surfed among the wearers of one piece bathing suits, past the palm groves where he had danced long evenings away in the moonlight; and across the shining sea he sailed to the grim towers where surfing is changed to serfing, where the femmes wear skirts and stockings, and dances have degenerated into mere tactical walks to music. C[ In fact, " Mike " gets away with the Hawaiian stuff very well. Those eyes. The Ukelele. The swimming triumphs. Even down to the good old Plebe Sunday nights when he spouted poetry in Hawaiian, " Mike " always njected the local color — whatever that is. If he ever goes nto the ambulance service and gets the Croix de Guerre, t ' 11 be " with palm. " He can prove that Ann Pennington s a bluff on the hula, and demonstrate — stop crowding, please . . ' C. Back in Oahu he liked the field; but since coming here has changed. And the reason is easy — In Hawaii the artillery is motorized. Corporal, (81); Marksman; Choir, 4, 3; Hundredth Night Chorus. Swimming Team, Rifleman. 4; Expert FRED WILLIAM MARLOW Denver, Colo. Freddie, Fritz, Inertia HADIES, we take no small amount of pride in pre- senting for your amorous scrutiny our moon-faced western Adonis. But tread cautiously, for he has a reputation of chicken-chaser, lady-killer, female vampire and love-pirate, and besides, the femmcs of that loved podunk out West are held in high esteem by our hivy " Freddie " from Denver. Why shouldn ' t they, wasn ' t it they who in honor of our hero ' s appointment to the " great stone place " presented him with a silver loving cup? Ah, yes, and to think that such a choice bit of infor- mation should have been overlooked by the Kokomo Sentinel, he who so carefully scrutinizes the newspaper dosiers of all embryo generals before they enter West Point. How Wliitaker, Kimble or Turner would gloat and what perfect contact our " Freddie ' s " dimpled chin would have made with his backbone had they learned of this deed of feminine tribute. C It was along in May of 1917 that " Inertia, " so called from his reluctance in responding to the soft Lydian airs of our heavenly kittens in the sweet moments of reveille, hung his conductor ' s coat and cap on the family hall-tree and forsook the profitable occupation of nickel snatching for the arduous duties of a Kaydet. But the old life could not be forgotten and in spite of much solicitous assistance he continued to wear his cap on his left car. C The nemesis of the 7th div. order keepers, it was only the timely arrival of our own Colonel Skinski that lost the area a new path pounder. We don ' t blame you for being strong for the Colonel, " Freddie. " m HAROLD EDWARD MARSDEN Oneida, New York Hal, Mars JARSDEN put one over on the place right at the start. The cadet store gave up trying to alter trou to fit him and set the tailor at making a special pair of Pkbe-skins. However, he has since acquired a delicate willowy figure by exercising and Hooverizing. " Fall out, " sir? " was his first military expression, occa- sioned by the first after reveille double time trip around the plain. C As a Plebe, Harold gained fame as a meat carver. When it came to separating the bird into conventional parts, Marsden was as essential as a nickel in the automat. I. Harold has heeded the call of the infantry ever since his first experience with the tan bark. With him, the infantry spirit dominates. If the choice is between riding and walking, Harold walks, but where Harold reaches the maximum of efficiency in the minimum time is at the mattress drill. C He allowed the T. D. to slip him a couple of demerits during his Plebe year just for the sake of friendship, and he blossomed forth as one of the Corn ' s " owncst own. " He has always starred at correspondence and the pen has been his side arm. He crowned his military success while on leave by leading the podunk parade, fearlessl y (?) mounted on horseback during the celebration of the signing of the armistice. C Harold is happy, optimistic, and believes in his motto, " Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may ride. " Star, 4; Fencing, 4; Marksman. Corporal, (65); Football, 4, 3; Marksman. TT ORVILLE WELLS MARTIN Oshkosh, Wisconsin Orv, Doc ORVILLE of Oshkosh, a diamond in the rough, a pearl in the oyster. He is a quiet, industrious, modest-violet sort of a fellow but inside of that conical head is a typical engineer brain. " Doc " is a combi- nation of hiviness and industry, result- constellations on the collar and numerous goats beseeching light on certain subjects. It might be added that no light is forthcoming after nine fifteen at night for " Doc " loves his sleep and not even the sentinel can wake him. He and his " wife " were reported absent at tattoo inspection one night and it took an irate O. G. ten minutes to get results on " Doc ' s " chin. Did " Doc " stay up for the sentinel? No! He signed up " Bed " on his Hours of Industry and slept the sleep of the conscience-clear. C If " Doc " has any particular hobbies, they must be rubber-tired for we have never heard of them. He is net a make probably because of his ploughman ' s plod gait but he is spoony, dissy and conscientious. The army will lose a good man when " Doc " goes into the Engineers. ROBERT JONES MERRICK Boston, Mass. Mike B SOUND of horses, tinkling spurs and clanking sabres. Enter the dashing hero of the Massa- chusetts cavalry. No, he ain ' t bow-legged; as Ben Byrne says, " Them ' s his harmonic lines. " C " Mike " is very polite. Once when a Beast driver mistakenly addressed him as Mr. Ducrot. he sweetly replied, " My name is Mr. Merrick, sir, not Mr. Ducrot. " And then again, in Yearling camp, " Mike, " in extreme negligee, performing the duties of company clerk after taps, tried to hide behind a waste-paper basket while the Tac inspected. All to save said ' Tac embarrassment of course. It was a kindly thought and might have succeeded, had not all but his head been in full view. C And literary, too. Listen to this, " Ode to C. Smith " written when he was only a Plebe. " A pile of bricks, a loaded gun And Thou before me in a wilderness. Ah, Wilderness were paradise enow! " C Take him all in all, he ' s sort of file you like to have around .♦ .♦ Star, 4. Wrestling, 4; Sharpshooter. r HENRY JOHN DICK MEYER Brooklyn. N. Y. Henri. John Dick OOWN in the swamps of Flatbush there was a great upheaval. For beheld! the mighty leviathan awoke from his lethargy and took cognizance of a certain quiet resting place far removed from the buzzing of the human flies that compose the maelstrom of greater New York. Thus it passed that " Henri, " clad in his doity poiple shoit, climbed the steep ascent from the Garrison ferry landing one hot July mom. C. Shades of death! What a terrible mistake! This land of madmen with their raucous shouts was no place to sleep. Even the great S. I. climbed down from his throne to ini- tiate " John Dick " into the mysteries of " Heyfooti Straw-foot! " So finally we find latent ambition blooming forth. The lad needs must show his prowess in the contest of the prunes. Sad day! C But fame is far afield. Not as a brilliant social butterfly, nor yet as the center of Mess Hall badinage will " Henri " be remembered. Sturdier qualities are his, for he has shown his worth in the joust against as valiant a lance as even Pecols himself. A man with a jaw like John Dick ' s ought to make a good fight anyhow. GERALD ST. CLAIRE MICKLE Mobile, Alabama Jitney, Jit, Mich alTNEY! " —he with the trained troop of elephants! Watch them double time and hop skip and jump, with that eccentric cadence, changeable and fascinating as the languorous breezes over Mobile Bay. " Straight from Dixie, suh, " and terribly proud of it, a strange combination of yearning for the comforter with an added penchant for work — sounds strange, but true. C " Jitney " says Plebes is Plebes and is still unconvinced (regardless of the T. D.) that Fourth Classmen are n ' t good backstops for our crystal tumblers. He tried domi- nating his helpless victims more by stern glances than the gruff sound-off, having deeply delved in the lore of Psychol- ogy, Power of Will, Mind over Matter, etc., etc. C Gerald ' s rectitude has but a single flaw; when he tea- fights, the growley pitcher isn ' t in it! He maintains steadfastly " Aw, that ' s just my natural color! " but we have our doubts. Outdoor Meet, 4; Marksman. 9 . . -M PAUL ROBERT MENZIES MILLER Buffalo, New York y ' HE Pride of Buffalo— the hard-riding guardsman f straight from the Border — the tea hound par 1 excellence. Just look at him and see that all-per- vading color come rushing to his face — " Paul ' s been drinking (tea) again. " Yes, he ' s one of our famous stags, in fact the boys are threatening not to give him any more hops. But Paul has a line that gets by anywhere, so we expect he ' 11 never cease to be a hopoid. In fact the boy fooled the Academic Department completely Plebe year, for those smooth silvery words quickly won the hearts of P. H. and Willie G. C Paul also shines at the table. Gastronomically speaking he ' s a cold max. Even the author admits defeat in that line. The hockey table just ruined Paul. He used to be a nice boy, but since he got to playing with those rough fellows — ! C We tried to get some one to give Paul a real cutting write-up, for he ' s the man that will cause trouble in many a home when this book comes out. Yes, boys, turn on the cold, cold water and get out the shoe-blacking. Paul is our Biography Editor! RALPH J. MILLER Oberlin, Ohio Crown Prince, Scoop ■ w HEN he smiles, he smiles all over. " Because he just f I Jcouldn ' t call his face to attention, the " Crown vX Prince " was popular with Upper Classmen as a Plebe. And because of that continuous, soft, mushy, and entertaining (?) line of his, he ' s popular with the femmes. For Miller is supersaturated with the stuff that expresses itself in music, laughter, and, if he has you cornered, in Kaydet grinds. His only enemies are those who were m the same tent with him on the artillery hike where they could n ' t escape a choice selection of said grinds. C Ralph has spent most of his spare time in foxing the Academic Board. His efforts have been so successful that he now dreams of the cavalry, the best place to be, he thinks, if you ' re a real honest to goodness hard guy. For the " Prince " would be hard if mirth that bubbles out all over his face did n ' t belie his ferocity. No " long, lean and hungry-looking Cassius " could boast such a laugh! Corporal, (41); Football, Cul- lum, 4; Basketball, 1921 Squad, 4; Hockey Squad, 4, 3; Howitzer Board, 3; Choir, 4, 3; Marksman. CARL SPENSER MOLITOR Lansing, Michigan Molly. Mol GARL was unlucky from the start. His brother entered two years before he did, so when Carl arrived the name of Molitor was net unknown among the upper classes, particularly the Yearlings. All the crawling his brother ever did was passed to him at such a high rate of interest that he could be convicted of usury in any court in New York State. Perhaps that accounts for his sadness, for a more cynical person than brother Carl never existed in West Point. C But let it be said that he was the member of the family to wear the chevrons. Yes. Carl prostituted his soul to be a yearly corp. ' T is said that he never was so frightened as the time that fat Plebc had an attack of the D. T. ' s going down to mess just after Carl had corrected his position. He had visions of G. C. M ' s and being found at once, but he still is with us. C A most remarkable thing about Carl is his hatred of hops and P. S. ing in general. Never has he been known to grace the stag line at CuUum or drag a devoted maiden about the post. Every Sunday dinner since June ' 17 has seen him in the mess hall. So unless his podunk femmes buck up, he will be a confirmed Benedict. C By glancing above you will see that Carl comes from Michigan — and his " wife " is from Georgia. Two more dif- ferent persons never existed, yet they stick together like rust on a bayonet. They have been inseparable since Plebc camp, and nothing can seem to tear that team apart. The ability to make a true friend implies something very worthy in a man ' s makeup— so let that be the highest praise his class can give him. Corporal, (65); Basketball. Sharpshooter. ROBERT MILLER MONTAGUE Portland, Oregon Bob, Monty HIS is the tale of " Monty, " the Listless King of the J Listless, shooter of skags and boner of fiction. His • niost strenuous exercise is turning the pages of the Saturday Post or lighting another of B. Durham ' s specials . It might be well to add that the War Dcp ' t. soon expects to publish a pamphlet on " Instructions for the Use of Red Comforters " by Lieut. Montague. C Once a month or so, usually just before the monthly bath, " Bob " hies him to the gym and plays handball. He ' s an artist in this line, but the few games he plays usually incapacitate him for a couple of weeks. We still wonder how he survived Plebe gym. Surely he will not survive riding unless we get back those stirrups within a few more sessions .♦ .♦ C At Plebe Christmas " Monty, " as chief member in a boodle fight, assayed to carve a turkey sent by fond friends from " Somewhere in America " to West Point. A bayonet served as a knife and certainly a terrible conflict ensued. You who are skeptical may find proof of my words by visiting 1514 and looking at the imprint of turkey on the floor . ' « . ' C He is an Engineer, but who can say why an Engineer arrayed in his fullest full dress should enjoy chasing ants up and down Flirtation? Indoor Meet , Handball, • ; Expert Rifleman. i ARTHUR LAUNCELOT MOORE Bloomfield, Iowa Al, Launcelot QOW appears the pride and joy of Iowa, Arthur Launcelot! And beUeve me, he ' s just as romantic as his name would indicate. His chief aim in life is to huddle up in a red comforter with a pack of " Humps " near by and a volume of Balzac or Christopher Marlowe. C Arthur pulled some queer ones in his Plebe year, rang- ing from presenting arms to the corporal of the guard to skinning an Upper Classman twice in one day. His escapades with the T. D. have been numerous and varied. C Arthur is aging fast. His once long, tallow-colored locks have changed to short curly ones. It is predicted that he will have an A No. 1 skating rink for disabled flies in a short while. It ' s too late for Herpicide, " Al! " C After leaving the army he desires to spend the remain- ing years of his life growing pigs and com in Iowa. Why a man should pick Iowa we can ' t understand, but if Arthur says so it must be all right. At any rate we ' re strong for " Al, " and some day we hope to make a visit to that farm, for we know we ' II get a hearty welcome and we always did like fresh vegetables. ROY ANTHONY MOORE Savanah, Ga. Jess, Trooper -f ' HIS serves to introduce to you Roy Anthony, whose ] life was moulded in the martial atmosphere of Ft. Scriven, Georgia, and whose military ideals dragged him into Beast Barracks along with the rest of us. C Soon famous for an ever ready smile, Roy pursued his own sweet way through our Plebe camp and Barracks. After some particularly blase piece of B-Jayety, this win- ning smile would forestall any retaliation. C An inordinate fondness for dancing was, however, the final cause of his undoing. For some weeks after one par- ticular little hop in the gymnasium between the halves of a basketball game it was forcibly impressed upon him that Plebes should not so indulge themselves. It turned out to be the most strenuous dance he ever had. C Roy always bore the chevroned sleeve, and the engineer look, and boned the coast artillery amphidexterously. We advise enemy ships to steer clear of the batteries to which they send Roy. Corporal, (46): Boxing, 4; Expert Rifleman; Choir, 4, 3; Indoor Meet, 4. C3? ' ALBERT CARROLL MORGAN Heflin, Alabama Al. Brother Morgan MUHGAN, suh, the first state in the Union, suh, alphabetically speaking, suh. " At the first inspection in Beast Barracks, when Tommy knocked on the door per custom, " Al " greeted him with " Come in, suh. " But " Al " has the satisfaction of knowing that he is the only man in 1921 that the S. I. has not skinned. C. Albert Carroll has the distinction of losing more tenths in Math in one week than anyone else could lose in a year. He won fame and two weeks ice cream by wearing stars to Jimmy ' s goat corral. C He is boning Cavalry and boning it hard. Even when he goes to pistol practice he mounts a side-horse and simulates galloping. C " Brother Morgan " has one glaring fault — he has heard, remembered and insists on telling on ever ' occasion all the bum grinds from the one on Eve in the garden down to the latest joke on Waffles. They would n ' t be so bad if he did n ' t lead the cheers for his own wit. WILLIAM JOSEPH MORONEY Okmulgee, Oklahoma Wild Bill, Monuree ' Vp UMOROUS, melancholy, silent, noisy, energetic, W I indifferent, keep-you-guessing personality is that — X of Bill Moroney. A sort of cross between Edgar Allen Poe and Peter the Great, with many characteristics that neither of the above-named gentlemen had. He has been known on certain rare (very) occasions to spend as much as sixteen consecutive seconds in earnest study on a single lesson, although he is perfectly willing to bone hard at anything except the lesson. C Jocular is by far the most femme-shy human that ever wore brass buttons. To attempt to rope this elusive young giant in on a P. S.-ing formation makes the old camel-eye- of-a-necdle problem seem simple. 41 " Monuree " is never so much at home as when he ' s on a horse, and for that reason he has a horrible bluff on the riding hall ponies. After deadbeating a whole year of Plebe guard tours as Ben Manning ' s company clerk, he made up for it in a month of punishment tours for some artistic but unappreciated bayonet work on a sentry box while on guard. Although he came from Oklahoma where pucks are said to be scarce, we find him managing the hockey team. In spite of his rep for silence. Bill has a most versatile and high-falutin ' line for a chosen few. Hockey Manager, 3; Sharp- shooter. I I JOHN BARTLETT MURPHY Amarillo, Texas Doc, Jazbo OH in the guard tent! How ' s " Jazbo " signed up? " Thus did " Jaz ' s " wife sing out at taps each even- ing of YearUng camp and " Hop with, extra extended! " was the invariable answer. A better subject for a graphite spasm than this happy hopoid, femoid, spoonoid and consummate snakoid, J. Bartlett Murphy, is not to be had. But to write of " Jazbo " without mentioning femmes would be like dining without food. " I have met the enemy and I am hers " is his report after each battle, for he loses his heart at every encounter. l Aside from his female complications " Jazbo " has the laughing habit. In Beast Barracks he was gigged for " Laughing at funeral, 21st instant. " His face was built for a smile and his inability to eradicate this ear to ear and visor to collar effect cost him heavily during Plebe year, and somewhere behind this beaming Irish countenance lies some genuine West Point gray matter which is sure to put its owner on the mihtary map whether it be in the Field, Cavalry or Coast " with extra extended. " HALVOR HEGLAND MYRAH Story City, Iowa Hal, Turk, Mazeppa From the wilds of Story City, from the corn grown Iowa plain. Came Mazeppa Hal de Myrah, Chief of Okechobee ' s train. Came into the heart of East-land, where the work is hard and much. Where the chin draws way way backward and the shoulders always touch. Where the bed is deemed a nuisance, where men work and never play. There came Halvor, red cheeked darling, meek and timid in his way. As the tenths flew by unheeded, whilst Pechols stormed in wrath. And the doughboys called so tempting, Halvor went the easy path. Springing now and then a stale grind, singing songs both sweet and low, Blushed the pink cheeks with compassion at the moving picture show. Friendly — loyal — goaty — happy; Halvor, you ' re a friend worth-while; May the Corps, and friendships formed there, light your way and keep your smile. Honorary Manager Football, 3; Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night,4. 136 Expert Rifleman; Choir, 4, 3. ' ' DONALD HANDLEY NELSON Portland, Oregon Kewpie, Nelly QELSON dreams of the cavalry and a privilege ride is something he is never known to miss. But it ' s just his luck that it always rains when he is riding and so he always comes home soaked. Not that he minds being soaked — he ' s too used to that. The poor lad gets soaked at everything he tries. For all that he ' s perfectly happy; nothing ever could worry him except being bested in an argument and he never has been worried by that .♦ C Can he shoot? I should say so — listen to him! As a matter of fact, he made high score in F Co. last Summer. Mooney is one of those people who are better than they look . ' n C The Phil Department is just at present busy figuring out his capacity and modulus of elasticity, and the com- missary discovered that he has a great affinity for food; I sat at his table once and when I say sat I mean that that was all that was left to do. I did n ' t see any food and the noise prevented conversation. RUSSELL JOHN NELSON Greenville, Michigan Swede, Rusty aNTIL his Yearling Summer " Rusty ' s " Kaydet career was serene and uneventful except for an occasional crawling or a fess in math. His downfall came on his Yearling hike; and it happened like this. At Popolopen " Rusty " decided to have a little night cele- bration. Consequently he hid his bedding and equipment in a kindly looking growth of golden rod. Alas, the golden rods did not prove true to their trust. When " Rusty " came back to camp (twelve o ' clock or some hour there- after) he found his bedding in the Com ' s tent. Poor Russell had never ground the hard pebbles of the area beneath his shoes before; he was given six months and he had his furlough extended a minus two weeks to boot. Every cloud has a silver lining, even for " Rusty, " for along came early graduation and " Rusty " foxed the T. D. out of five months and got all of his graduation leave. C At a boodle fight he is without a peer. Reliable witnesses have stated that he has put away as many as six dippers full of the Terrible Turk ' s invincible brew without a murmur, and then survived P-rade, Guard Mounting, and a few other formations, all in the same afternoon. Expert Rifleman. J38 DAVID ALBERT NEWCOMER Washington, D. C. Dave, Sadie XHAVE N ' T got time. I ' ve got to study, " is the answer our reporter got when he sought an inter- view with the famous fighter we honor here. He did n ' t have to say it. We knew it of old. But really it is surprising how far these Howitzer men will go to disturb their classmates, and even one so exalted both by rank and by sorrow as Newcomer is not always immune C Our reporter did want to hear him talk, though. We pick our reporters from the first section. He looked around the room. A book of verse lay open at our hero ' s favorite lines: " Fair as a star when only one Is shining in the sky, " C This quotation was enclosed with a light line, while the words " when only one " were heavily underscored. The old master stirred from his book and moaned. True grief bears heavily. His sorrow? Why, Horowitz, of course. Hush, Madeline, respect this anguished soul, as he writhes in torment. At last the words break from his lips. " Only 17.8, only 17.8, onl " It dies off in a whisper. The old Gladiator lost two tenths this week. O Death, where is thy sting? O Grave, where is thy victory? URBAN NIBLO Dallas, Texas gND who are you funny-looking fat man at the end of the line? " Always the same reply, " Mr. Urban, suburban, intcrurban, rural, devasted district Niblo, suh! " Thus was Yankee energy forced into the reluctant son of the South at every pay formation from July to June until even Pechols, Jr. could listen with no more sign of a smile than his uncle would show in a writ room. For a year he was the bulwark of the first squad, rear, of A Co. and then the T. D., knowing that George Washington, Napoleon, and Lincoln had but two names presented Urban with his stripes. The big boy waxed fat on Yearling camp and came back to barracks rested and set for another encounter with French. Graduation leave found him again in Texas with Nigger Smith and if the latter ' s stories are true it was some leave. C. Urban is an artilleryman by choice. He prefers motorized batteries — " They don ' t buck so, " and he ' s from Texas, where according to all wild west stories they ride before learning to walk. Oh, well, the exception proves the rule and Urban would look much better on the driver ' s seat than in the mud. Corporal, (58); Star, 4; Expert Rifleman. Corporal, (78): Expert Rifleman. HENRY BALDWIN NICHOLS New Haven, Conn Nick, Al - ERE ' S the man that ' s out for a good time from W I the word go. You can tell it by the homely grin that is always present on his lean and hungry face. That reminds me, boys, that when it comes to eating, he ' s got ' em all backed off the map and backed off the map literally for when those elbows get into action the old American Eagle has nothing on " Nick " for spread of wing. C. When old Spring comes around, " Nick " pricks up his ears and decides that the baseball squad can ' t get along without him. So he turns out and carries the bats for another season. Of course the real reason he turns out is because the baseball table gets extra ice cream twice a week which helps to fill up that great aching void of his. C " Nick " began to win his way to our hearts by way of our chins fcr he was a member of our Beast Detail for several days. But when he was finally turned back to join 1921 such miner differences between us soon disappeared. It ' s a bad day when " Kick " does n ' t run up to swap a few grinds with Waffles cr pass a sociable hour with the Tac when he inspects, to say nothing of a run down to New York now and then on some pretext or other. And when it comes to tea fights and rumors — well, " Al " just keeps us guessing all the time. Corporal, (5); Hockey, 5, 4, 3; Captain, 4, 3. Monogram; Baseball, 5, 4, 3, Numerals; Y. M. C. A. Northfield; Indoor Meet, 4; Hop Man- ager; New Cadet Detail, 1917. CHARLES HENRY NOBLE Indianapolis, Ind. Chic, Fritz, Ig " He was a Democrat! " " He was not! " " He was! " etc., ad infinitum — thus runs the conversa- tion when " Chic " tells the world the inside dope in Tam- many and Washington. Argue? I say he do. C Chin music is not the only kind he furnishes, however. He has the proud record of producing more sounds from more instruments than there are formulae in Calculus. Not that he claims any particular quality of tone — oh, no. Oscar, the morning hellcat, wept for the downfall of music when he heard " Chic " render the " Dying Prune Gavotte. " C. As a Yearling he often disregarded regulations. Once and once only was he captured on an escapade and that resulted in the famous conversation with the Colonel. " S-S-Sir, Cadet Noble reports his departure. " C He is a snake but not as dangerous as some. If he looks worried it ' s a safe bet that it ' s about " who shall I ask to come? " or " how many have I asked? " Sharpshooter. I40 PAUL ALPHEUS NOEL Lake City, Illinois P. Alpheus. Al SIRST call for dinner, sir. " And all the E Co. Plcbes piled out to ranks with spotless blouses and well shincd shoes and assumed the corn ' s " At Ease. " Five minutes later P. Alpheus Noel strolls out with B-food on his blouse and dusty shoes and assumes a slop worthy of a Yearling buck while we look on with envy. For " P. Alpheus " came to us from 1920 and so was recog- nized long before we were. Yes, it was great to be a recog- nized Plebc; that is except once. That was at Field Training when he had a squad for the first time since his own Plebe Summer and neither the Tac nor the First Classman knew who he was. C " Mr. No-el, where are you going with that squad? " shouted Capt. Lorence, as " P. Alpheus " tied it up for the fifth time. fl " Mr. No-el, where do you stand in your class? €i " About the middle, sir. " C " Well, Mr. No-el, the class ought to break off about the middle, " and after being assured that he took the prize for woodenness Mr. No-el was relieved of his command. C After that he got along pretty well with the T. D. until he was hived off limits on the hike. To the surprise of all he got no slug but whether it was because graduation came too soon or because he won the Colonel ' s economical heart by telling him that he Hooverized on soap by using it only when he bathed is still a dark mystery. CORNELIUS EMMETT O ' CONNOR Salida, Colorado Irish BNYONE who ever heard, " Mr. O ' Connor, sir, " sound off and doubted his nationality had best shuffle off this mortal coil. He is so Irish that for a long time he thought the Army Service the only branch, just because their hat cords are green. He never hears " Benny Havens " without singing " The Wearing of the Green. " C " Irish " has always attracted attention from the first day out. His favorite stunt in Plebe camp was to dash into ranks five minutes after first call, in all white except a gray cap. He did it so often that even Miller, A. stopped crawl- ing him for it. Back in Barracks, retreat was never retreat unless Caffce sounded off: " Mr. O ' Connor, get to work. This is no Irish holiday. " C Just what " Irish ' s " P. C. S. is not, has never been discovered. We know he is a jeweler for we saw him dissect his " Big Ben " and reassemble it — and it ran. We know he is a leather worker, for we watched him resole his shoes after wearing them out making paths due North and South in area after collecting about fifteen per month. fl Just what his aspirations are in the female line can be cleared by " Irish " alone. However we all back his podunk fcmme fi.r those alarming jrink nctes from " Silesia, Co. " arrive with remarkable frequency — so all prophets take care. Indoor Meet: Boxing; Sharp- shooter. Sharpshooter. - JOSEPH CONRAD ODELL Togan, Utah Odle, Whitey -M HO would guess from that sphinx-Uke countenance I that " Odle. " unable to withstand that tempting, Vlx tantalizing, dimpled chin of Jazbo Murphy, had pounded the hot and dusty for three weary months? Little would you dream or did he that the Red Cross would receive a two months due to the ever vigilant T. D., but it did, and " Odle " was again the innocent victim. This time it was a game of chance, one of those terrible, mysterious affairs which helped to chase away the weary hours of quarantine. " Odle " was one of our Yearlings until his disagreement with that well-known exponent of warped surfaces and further warped tenths. Then he came to ' 21, from the area to the open arms of that same T. D., only this time he drew a dazzling, golden pair of corps chevrons. This was only a step in the right direction for when the " Call of the Tenthhounds " began to permeate the atmosphere he forsook the Goats and hastened to dwell up there among the stars. " Odle " has acquired a neat little habit of doing approximately as he pleases and takes everything unconcernedly, be it slug or slow trot, (The editor fails to differentiate between the latter) and come what may, we have no fears but what the future will find him watchfully waiting. DOUGLAS ALDEN OLCOTT Nyack, New York Jack, Ollie BAILING from the metropolis of Nyack, somewhere near Ft. Montgomery, " Jack " was the honor man of the village kindergarten before he was fifteen years old! Then he came this way and began to bum the bushes around the Point. It is peculiar sometimes how incombustible the new comer find the place, but " Jack " was n ' t worried. C So far as we know he pulled off every blase stunt in the curriculum, as Plebe and Yearling. He developed a talent for asking questions at lectures that kept Shorty Smith on a trot for first place. C When not asking questions he is leading out with a line whose ends have never been traced. It is thought they meet somewhere behind the gashouse. " Jack " is pleased to tell you he is an efficient, likable file and the branch that draws him is indeed lucky. C " Jack " has visions of himself as a gymnast. You can find him almost any afternoon either on the horizontal bar or in the pool. Graceful, that ' s me all over, Mable. Corporal, (63). Corporal, (37); Indoor Meet, Swimming; Sharpshooter. ? I -ir ' Gy KENNETH SHARP OLSON Salt Lakf City, Utah Mormon, Ole, Swede OLE " was a Mormon, but he is a failure, for he did n ' t have even one femmc. That is he did n ' t have one so far as we know, but he had a great failing for the mail. He worried about it morning, noon and night. Once he asked the Colonel if it would be possible to make a change so the mail would be delivered a few minutes earlier, but he did n ' t get a very satisfactory answer. " Mr. Olson if I had it that bad I would have her wire. " The funny part was that the only mail he ever got was a podunk .« ..» tl He is indifferent but he always gets right down to busi- ness at the proper time. He usually gets what he goes after, but he does n ' t go after much. He wants the Coast, but is too good a soldier for any branch except the doughboys. Thanks to the Academic Board he will probably be put in the proper branch. " Ole " has the brass to carry him through and the luck to land on both feet. His proudest moment was when he and eight other bucks fired expert and there was n ' t a corp in the bunch. C Quarantine gave many of us a chance to make ourselves heard. We heard " Ole ' s " name daily for three months thereafter. " Salt Lake City was never like this " said " Ole " between tours. And indeed it never was. WALTER TOWLE O ' REILLY Denver, Colorado Walt. O ' Roogan nE came to us from the wilds of the West with a pair of high mining boots anti broad-brimmed Stetson hat. The boots have never lost their lure in his eyes, although he now connects the idea of spurs and cavalry with them, instead of a pick and shovel and the far off gold mines of Colorado. Between politics, femmes, and the boot advertisements in the Howitzer, " Walt " found the intricacies of Dcscript and the ifs and ands of Phil too minor in importance to distract his attention. An Engineer upon his arrival, the fine sight of fast horses changed his existence. With a little inclination to bone, and a tendency to keep off the area without effort, " Walt ' s " Plebe life was a peaceful dream. Then the T. D. handed him a pair of Corp ' s chevrons and the tables turned. Had the Plebes seen the big, lanky Yearling a few months before, they would have been dumbfounded by the transformation. The Nero of old Rome, " Walt " perpetrated schemes of torture. A Plebe with his eyes looking at the heavens and a pair of tired feet can ' t, however, appreciate philanthropic motives. Nor could the T. D., for on our return to barracks, we found him a buck again. C O ' Reilly, like all good Irishmen, hopes some day to free Ireland, and then to fix things " so that a man in the Army can be let alone. " Cawn ' t be done! Expert Rifleman. Corporal, (47); Choir, 4; Man- ager Plebe Basketball Team. l[ RICHARD POWELL OVENSHINE New Rochelle, New York Dick, Ove, Oven OUR early impression of " Dickie " was a well-but- toned individual slipping quietly into the twenty- first div about two minutes before assembly for P-rade the first Sunday back in barracks. Oh! Another Army boy candidate for Hop Manager! But he foxed us. As a snake, the Ovenshine was a great woman hater. After one of the Tacs had tried personal invitations, P. S. notes and formal invitations to " Dickie " — in vain — he finally lured him into calling at his home, on " Dick ' s " own mother .• .» C But, " the bigger they are the harder they fall " says Tom. ' T is true. By the Law of Gravitation, " Dick " finally was attracted to the bright lights of CuUum Hall — and the Stag Herd mourns the loss of a one time stand-pat member .-♦ .♦ C " Dick " at one time had visions of the Engineers but like most visions they don ' t seem to be materializing. Still " There ' s many a slip ' twixt " so we refuse to pick a branch for him until the last gun is fired. WILLISTON BIRKHIMER PALMER Washington, D. C. Willie. W. B., Bill eENIUS! Spell it in large capitals. " Willie, " the Boy Artist had nothing on our " Willie, " who can paint word pictures beyond the wildest imaginings of his prototype in the comic section. Haircut and all the lad drove in straight from Shad ' s " Temple of Spec, " armed with that magic talisman, " the indefinites. " " What availeth spec when it comes to finding the H and V projections of the intersection of the small milk pitcher and growley jug with the stopper removed, " says " Willie " — so he changed his tactics and is still building castles in the air . . ' .» C A three-inch chin recoil may cover a multitude of sins, but it checked Williston only temporarily. As soon as the wrinkles smoothed out of his neck our Demosthenes opened up with a line that turned Billy Sunday green with envy. At tea " Willie " makes the women look as if they were dead-beating the conversational side of the brew battle. Since meeting our hero Pecols has interpolated the words " in general " on the theorem " women talks more than man. " Why when they found " Willie " on his eyesight he B-ached it off and thej ' took him back again. Some line! When I go to Heaven I expect to find Williston B. Palmer ahead of me at the gate, B. S.-ing his way past the custodian of the keys, good old St. Peter. Corporal, (48); Marksman. Corporal, (20); Star; Class Sec- retary-Treasurer; Expert Rifleman; Howitzer Board; Hundredth Night, 4. JOSEPH CHARLES PANZARELLA Buffalo, N. Y. Pansy, Pansy-lily aOE is an heritage bequeathed to us from " 20 by the T. D. for causing one of the many Mr. Dumguards in ' 21 to " wiggle his ears. " For several weeks in the Autumn of ' 17 he spent his afternoons in the sub-cellar of the administration building trying to convince the court that wiggling an ear can hardly be called a physical exercise, but the court would not be convinced. C He has three hobbies; smoking, clogging, and singing. Over in Tom ' s House of a Thousand Wallops. " Pansy " shines like a Plebe B-Plate. As an entertainer he outshines himself as a pugilist, but give him a stadia rod and a shady nook, where he can sleep on the 286 foot contour and we have him in his element. C If his picture only showed his feet you would have good reason to choose his branch for him. Glance at the bulletin board any Saturday and you would have much to sub- stantiate your decision. You ' re fooled, however, fooled! The boy bones a non-combatant branch, in fact he plans to live on the Border the rest of his days. LEO CLEMENT PAQUET Albany, New York Pickett, Frenchie HEO ' S career has been a chase in which he finally succeeded although he took two and a half years to do it. In which persistency he most nobly illustrates the virtues of the postage stamp, whose value consists in its abilty to stick to one thing till it get there. C He started his chase in Beast Barracks when he pursued his class out on the parade ground because of his inability to decipher the mysteries of his cross belts. The chase continued through his Plebe year in which he tailed his class as a goat. Anyone who docs not believe a goat ' s life is a chase is referred to the absolute goat of any class of any time, past, present or future. C " Frenchie " took his leave, the balm incident to the above catastrophe, and turned up in our class with his well known grin, again ready to keep up the now apparently hopeless race. His reward had to come some time or other and when the graduation order of Nov. 1, 1918, was read " Pickett " hopped out into the Army Blue with the very class he had pursued across the Plain two and a half years before. And as an added r,;ward he will be able to rank a branch which will allow him other means of locomotion than his own pedal extremities, a mode of progression to which " Frenchie " ncscr was very partial. Boxing, 4, 3; Marksman; Camp Illumination. Hockey Squad, 4 ; Marksman. , .r. . .• .■ I II ■ v-_ k • " 3 ii 8M ROYALL WHEELER PARK Kaufman, Texas Porky, Roy nE came to us from the great Lone Star State, a man with an object. It was along in the Winter that " Roy " had an episode with one of the makes. Caught in improper uniform one morning by the sub- division inspector, he was n ' t clothed with even an excuse. , ' Mr. Park, have n ' t I had ycu reporting around to the company commander before? " " Yes, sir. " " Well, don ' t you ever intend to buck up? " ' ' Yes, sir, but I think if you would get on me yourself, sir, it would do more good. " C Toward the close of that memorable Plebe year " Roy " decided that his accomplishments would not be quite complete until he had learned to smoke. With this in mind. on the next requisition he put in for a pipe and the inevit- able " Prince Albert. " That pipe is still dong valiant service for which " Roy " must be given credit. We all wonder at times how any man could stand it. It has often been suggested that the branch for him is the Gas Service. JAMES EDMUND PARKER Anniston, Alabama Jim QFTER his first two weeks at the Point, " Jim " was slim and handsome. This comes straight from " Jim " himself. It was not until the next fall when the velvet hand with the iron glove fell heavily on his shoulder, consigning him to many months of fiction and skags, that he began to lose his fawn-like agility. C Still he kept on smiling. " Jim " has a smile that looks like the entrance to a gold mine. It ' s rich. He can enjoy a good grind to the utmost and won ' t even hesitate to laugh at a bad one. CL As an authority on magazine stories " Jim " stands pre- eminent. Where he gets time to read them all remains a mystery, for the Saturday Reading Club can find no reverses on the tenths section of the bulletin board. ([ " Jim " is the kind of a man who can get results, whether on a horse, in the section room, or on the football field. If he is sent any farther north than Alaska he won ' t be happy, for what son of the South could compete with the Aurora Borealis. Football, CuUum, 4, ,?; Sharp- shooter. 1 46 ARTHUR MAXON PARSONS Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jazz. Brownie, Gob g LITTLE Hawaiian music for a setting, a synco- pated motion and a movement that would remake Ann Pennington ' s reputation, and then you have him maxed cold. The one and only original " Jazz. " From a Sergeant in the all famous Iowa National Guard, to a Second Lieutenant inside of two years is some record. But listen, here he comes now. C " Oh! Pshaw, that " s nothing, boys. When I was on the border — " a gurgle and a splash and " Jazz " re-acts the remainder of his story by taking his daily plunge in the Rio Grande, alias the 4th floor wash basin. When the realms of southern Texas come within the grasp of human intelligence and the American reader finally reaches that stage of toleration when he can consume his daily share of thrilling border romances, then " Brownie " will leave his doughboys and take his place with Horatio Alger and the rest . ' « . ' « C He kicked the bucket for Waffles, slept on his trou for the Milimeter, and even drew two straight lines in drawing in one week. But all of this gained him nothing when he made the acquaintance of the Admiral some few months ago. " Mr. Parsons, this is a vile figure. " " Brownie " in a weak voice, " Sir? " the Admiral in tones of growing vehemence, " Mr. Parsons, where do you take drawing. " " Jazz, " chuckling, " Here, sir. " the Admiral sighs, the room grows still, and finally we breathe easier as we hear the old familiar, " Now, when I was a Kaydet — " and then thank Heavens went the gong. HOWARD RAND PERRY, JR. McHcnry, Illinois Son, Rand " j everyday picture of an angel shows him with a ' ■ J harp! But the odds are two to one that Perry will V cling to this trusty mandolin and musical kazoo, even in Heaven, which to this eccentric genius is a place where he can run hundreds of lates every day. And in the heavenly mess-hall there are dozens of queer instruments to play with at the table. No tac is there to catch the unwary Kaydet heaving a sinker of milk and honey across the hall. C Howard enjoys the unique distinction of being an A. B. without even having walked a tour of his slug. Yea, early graduation! Perry ' s fame rests on his absolutely unbeat- able method of sweeping a room and his intimate knowl- edge of Chemistry. In the last muster when the roll of the bucks is called. Perry will be there with one leggin ' off; but, nevertheless, there. Camp Illumination, 4. Cullum Hall Squad: Indoor Meet, 4: Marksman; Cadet Jazz Band. JOSEPH VINIL PHELPS Salisbury, Missouri Joe ifTEP out, Jack, and get some ice before they lock the tank, and I ' 11 bone up a couple more bottles of juice. " Behold our hero in all his glory — Chief High Custodian of the H Co. Brew Bucket, and, incidentally, the most frantic of the wielders of the dipper when the time came. His ability to dispose of anj ' thing in the way of boodle is a thing which apparently has no limit. And yet — he was not always thus. ' T was while pursuing his p. c. s. as " Soda jerker. sir, " that he acquired his love for inventing and brewing the strange drinks which rendered endurable many a long, hot summer afternoon in camp. C What brought him here — whether the lure of the brass buttons or merely a desire for knowledge — we know not, for being a man not blessed with an inclination toward garrulant verbosity, he seldom has much to say. But woe be unto the poor devil who makes a statement not in accordance with his pet beliefs. There immediately results an argument which invariably ends with the offender giving up in despair. JAMES HOLDEN PHILIPS Colorado Springs, Colorado Bud nIKE Waffles, Benny Havens, or the Com ' s Clerk, Holden is in his way quite a character. Like them, he has his peculiarities — impossibly pink letters, pale ochre letters, pickled in toilet water, offishly purple letters, baby blues, Memphis blues, and occasionally plain white — white probably for the purpose of disguise. It ' s a poor day when the mail dragger does n ' t stagger in under a load for Lt. Philips, and he wore out a half dozen wire baskets carrying a " three basket " reply system. Like all great plans, his scheme is simplicity itself. No matter what the difficulties, he keeps the output up to the influx, which sounds very easy but it keeps him busier than a dipper at a brew fight. Every night he spreads Waterman ' s Ideal over a quire of paper and then spends the rest of the time (after taps, of course,) studying. On the strength of this he unfolds to the homefolks a pathetic tale about his running lights to bone. You have to give it to him. It " s a great system. Expert Rifleman. Corporal, (52); Sharpshooter. r KENNETH PIERCE Lansing, Michigan Ken, Pierce HIS quiet, unassuming lad is like the old owl that ■ ' j lived in the tree. He has that golden virtue of X seeing and doing a great deal, but saying very little. The only time we ever saw him hooted-up was when his femme appeared for the hop adorned with a white satin train six feet long, but after the first shock Kenneth was his old self again, and before the evening was over he was vaulting over the train as if he were used to having them around all the time. C Some of us thought " Ken " was tongue-tied when he came, but talking is the only thing we know of that he did n ' t go in for with a will. He had his fling at basketball and boxing, the latter to the discomfiture of most of his classmates in the 14th division. He showed his athletic abilities in some of the physical exercises he underwent as a PIcbe too. l The day he was recognized he pasted a name card over a hook at Cullum and has used it ever since — a continuous stream of sisters, cousins, etc., each one bona fide. C Graduation and a month ' s return to civilization left its mark on " Ken. " He has blossomed a good deal and we venture to say that in a few years he will B. S. almost as much as the old S. I. FREDERICK BRENTON PORTER Douglas, Arizona Fred, Chief -■r HY Arizona is the most wonderful place in the 11 world. There are parts of the state that arc abso- Vlx lutely nothing but rock and sand. " And yet the Math Dept had the nerve to turn out this logical-minded man for the exams Plcbc Christmas. C Porter lived with Niblo all the time he was a Plebe, and the house used to entertain Dickson, B. A. quite frequently. The question of who should close the windows those cold winter mornings was a burning one, and added spice to the Plebe ' s existence. C Being a native of the wild and wooly; he is right there when it comes to horses and has a double reason for boning the Cavalry, that of being around horses, and of getting a chance to participate in the fumigation of the Republic just to the south of his [X)dunk. C He first leaped into prominence just after we came to barracks Plebe September by his difference with Monk about the proper way of preserving white trou in their pristine freshness. Since then he has ever been in the public eye. May he wear the yellow stripes with the eclat with which he has sported the black. Basketball, 1921 squad; Marks- GEORGE SHELDON PRICE Wesson, Miss. X ' M telling you frankly, gentlemen, that writ was a gift. " There you have George, one of the South ' s sunniest sons. His great weakness is his love of rumors. He does n ' t usually start them, but as soon as he hears one he keeps it, fattens it, and when he repeats it you ' d never recognize it as the original. He started when we were Plebes when he had us recognized at Christmas and since then he has had us in France twice, Siberia once, promoted to First Lieutenants six times, etc., etc. fl George falls out on hops and snaking in general, but he almost fell on leave. It happened on the train coming back from leave that he met a Red Cross entertainer. She fell for him (another of George ' s rumors) and entertained herself by playing with George ' s hair. They all love that bald head. L George prides himself on his steadiness. He got erratic as a Plebe one day and tried to recognize Eddie Jones, but after a half hour grabbing at a hand and two or three hours pulling at a chin, he decided that the reward was not worth the Price. C And now a word to any femme — I was his wife and I must say that he was the keenest husband in the place. Every time I came in late from a hop my bunk was made down and there were usually skags and matches, and maybe boodle, waiting for me. If you want to walk to Crow ' s Nest, George is right in on it, but he ' s just as willing to go to the boodlers, or sit around shooting skags and listening to the Vic. Corporal, (56); Expert Rifleman. g= CHARLES ALVIN PYLE Rockport, Indiana Icky, Charley ' ES, he fully expected to have a great time that first , Summer at West Point. There would be canoeing, tennis and riding, a splendid combination of out- door sports. We fear that his ideas of the place received some severe shocks during those first days, for instance when he approached one of the high and mighty runts of E Co., stuck out his hand and sounded off, " My name is Pyle, what is yours? " C. His roommate, upon returning from supper one night found him peacefully sleeping with a copy of " Seneca Epistolae Morales " open by his side. It was probably responsible and he must have taken a pretty good dose for he slept through first call, assembly, retre at and supper. C He thinks that it is quite foolish for any one to bone after taps, but if he is reading his favorite fiction, which in Pyle ' s case is the works of some stoic philosopher, that is quite a different matter. beta Hm I t fK JOHN CARPENTER RAAEN Chicago, Illinois Jack, Dutch i AKE your favorite magazine and glance through ■ J the pages devoted to schools and colleges. Sec that St. John ' s ad? Yep — that ' s him with the Spring- field and the minute-man attitude. We think that after they sent him back from that Norwegian school in 1915, because he was a bum fisherman or could n ' t skee or yodel, he must have then acquired his ambition to become a " sojer " — seeing as how the world was agin him anyway. However, when some Yearling corp discovered the letter ad you just saw, he almost sidetracked him into the Engineers. At least, the specing he had to do should have given him the instincts of one. C Ballad singer extraordinary to moon-struck Yearlings, he has become temperamental and won ' t reform. So now we have all these nice little sentiment parfaits with lots of go in them. Strange to say, the most propitious time for these outbursts seems to be those first few restful hours just after taps. C " zzz zzz, " (meaning sweet slumber on our part) And then breaks plaintively upon the silence of night avec beaucoup de sob stuff; C " Dearie, now I know " C " Uh-mm-come off it, will you? Let ' s have a rest sometime! " 41 " Aw, you ' re kidding the goldfish — just what makes me (more sobs) love you so. " C Blam! over the alcove partition goes one high overshoe, size 10 D. Corporal, (12); Football Sqund, 4, 3: Plebc Basket ball Squad; Gymnastics; Marksman; Choir. 4, 3. FRANKLIN LEROY RASH Wilmington, Delaware Seoul, Beauty, Smiles (COUT " came to us one hot day in June, fresh from the National Guard and seven months of Border Service. In the days of our greenness he was a God- send for he could ably discuss any military subject and could give us a few pointers on the new art. In Beast Bar- racks, " Beauty " always received rather undue attention from the detail. C " Captain Johnson, C. R., sir. " responded the " Scout. " !. At last the detail had found the iron man ' s Plebe, and revenge thereon was sweet. ti Yearling hike broke his reputation, though the " King Scout " left behind, as a treasured sec ret to the Corps, a method of reading a map in the darkness. One dark night taps found Rash several miles away from camp piloting a boodle party. The scavengers contemplated being home long before taps, but a thunder storm blew up and they lost their way in the dark. Then came the " Scout " to the rescue, and from his shirt he pulled a tiny topographical map. Of course, he led the party home after walking some two or three miles chasing contour 830. Everyone knows that contours often run in two directions. fl Leave found him in Delaware and Scranton, Pa. — mostly the latter — and since our return he has been with us in body but never in mind. Sharpshooter. ROBERT ROSSITER RAYMOND, JR. Honolulu, Hawaii Bob nERE is the history of the Engineers. He can tell you every scandal in that elite branch since it was organized and gets great pleasure from the telling. He has himself slated for quick promotion if he can land the castles, figuring that he knows so much about the bosses that they ' 11 be scared to refuse him. Be warned, " Bob, " that too much knowledge is dangerous. C " Bob " picked himself for a sure winner in the way of makes, and to do him justice, so did the rest of us. But " the best laid pipe dreams of makes and men gang aft agley, " and " Bobbie " gan with ' em. He drew a pair once, but soon returned them. Thereafter he treated the Coms clerk with disdain, and cut a nick in his B-plate every time he got quilled. Luckily graduation C I am glad to say that " Bob " never went to any college and was until graduation still young and a lover of boyish sports. What the next graduation will find him remains to be seen, but he has solemnly pledged himself to become a man the next time he gets to New Ycrk, and if Mrs. Raymond loves her little son I advise her confidentially to come on to West Point next June and take him in charge. WILLIAM JOSEPH REGAN Gloucester, Mass. Bill OID you ever take a walk in the hills with " Willie? " Sooner or later you will come to the Spring and " Bill " will very confidentially tell you how in that memorable August of 1917, he, a lowly Plebe, P. S.-ed with the rest of the high-ranking boys to beaucoup de picnic on that very spot. Oh, yes, " Willie " is something of a snake. C " Some people are bom famous, some and some have fame thrust upon them. " " Bill " ranks in the third group; Hundredth Night for his beauty. Hop Manager for his line, and Baseball Manager on general principles, have been piled on him till he fairly staggers under the load. To which he might have added athletic honors — if they could have been courted without effort on his part. C If on your way to reveille some frosty morning you hear those suggestive words " Lovetime, Springtime May " wafted on the breeze you may be certain " Willie " is trying to decide whether it is really time to forsake the red comforter if he is to ease into ranks with the last tap of the drum. Efficient — that ' s him all over. C. But if you ever feel blue come around to " Bill " and he ' 11 cheer you up with that grind you had almost for- gotten, or with a wild prophecy of first lieut ' s bars in 1935. i Corporal, (78); Expert Rifleman; Hundredth Night, 4. Corporal, (33); Star, 4; Baseball Manager, 3; Hop Manager. 3; Marksman; Howitzer Board; Choir, 4. 3; Hun dredth Night, 4. ' ROMEO FRANCIS REGNIER. Providence, R. I. Julie, Romeo. BLL of you Plebes, who are not going to the movies come around to my tent after supper. " 7.30, and a hne makes its appearance at tent 34. " Well, you men start getting a sweat up. " — And our royal highness is in his natural habitat. Romeo had never had an inclination to torment anyone, but his disposition could not tolerate a happy Plebe, and right then their troubles started. C Projectiles, trajectories found their application in the mess hall until a Major caught " Romeo " in a high angle fire stunt and the official West Point daily told us how Regnier had fared. But when he demanded that " throwing a glass " be changed to " tossing a receptacle " we forgave him, and the T. D. could only muster enough courage to hand him two demerits. Some of us are born lucky. A man at the edge cf a precipice is nothing compared with " Romeo " and his escapades with our tactical department. Never did a day pass by but George and " Romeo " were decorating the homes of Whitaker and Kimble. And how often those golden smiles, that hilarious laughter meant tears forever after. Blase to the nth power, and care- less of consequence, " Romeo " has passed his cadet life in an effort to acquire with the minimum work the maxi- mum results. LESTER FRANCIS RHODES Centralia, Washington Lestah ■ - HERE was a sound of singing and of harps: and lo, ■ ' there came unto him an angel saying: " Take from X each man a tenth of what he hath. And he arose and went forth, and took from each one a tenth. " Tacs IX, ii, 36, (Plebe) Bible. d Such a Biblical tone well becomes Brother Rhodes, the prophet of knowledge in a land of darkness. He has often tried to reconcile the Church and Science and wrote a treatise on the " Freezing Point of Hell, with observations made at West Point during the process of cooling. " He is known to have other introspective conceptions. His dis- cussions on the precision of measurement necessary to a determination of zero are famous. C. He is cold and dispassionate in his judgment. When asked to go P. S.-ing he replied " I do not care for T. It always lies on the ground line and it is my (Jesire to rise from the ground and be among the stars. " C Lester never would believe that Joshua stopped the sun during some ancient tactical problem until he heard that Joshua " was a captain of Engineers. " Corporal, (38); Expert Rifleman. i ' ALBERT SMITH RICE Montclair. New Jersey Bob HIKE Ivory Soap, Qg-Q " , efficient. That ' s " Bob ' s " motto. He began his efficiency in Beast Barracks h ' sweeping out his room with a shoe brush and under big brother ' s care has been going strong ever since. In Plebc Camp he refused the pleasures of the Fourth Class Club and spent the time at home spooning up his tent, which was the marvel of the Foreign Legion. Beside the company Tac he won Willie when he appeared in black gym tights and performed on the apparatus for Willie and the ladies in the balcony. C Of course the " eternal " had its reward for in June there shone upon his arm a gold thread for each little piece of bootlick during the year and " Bobbie " rose to the lofty rank of driver of the Foreign Yearlings and nursery maid of the Foreign Plebes. In his lofty position he ruled the bucks with an iron hand and suppressed all mutinies. Bob never faltered in his purpose. He would have undoubt- edly raised his corp chevrons to his upper arm and placed a bar beneath them if graduation had not come so soon. We ' d pick the Field for this lad were it not for his indif- ference to the call of the tenths. RICHARD THOMAS RICK Buffalo, N. Y. John, Dick " ' AV N " was at first a member of the class ahead, who O I limped in after one of those battles with the powers V.- that make brave men weep. This gave him quite a jump on the class in the social line, and when we first graced the stately hall of Cullum, " Dick " knew all the ups-and-downs of the game. At the only real feed hop we ever had (July 4th) Dick had a chaperone fed and watered before we other stags got an appetite, and a second similarly provided for ere mess call went. " Don ' t you think Mr. Rick is charming " these ladies were later heard to remark. C We don ' t know just what line he sprang on these victims of his cupidity, as he never says much around camp, pre- ferring to retire and commune with his soul (and his tenths). He plays chess now and then. Once in a while he writes a letter. C " Dick " is more or less of a puzzle, but you know these silent boys. There ' s usually a lot hidden behind a poker face. Give " Dick " time and he ' II win his way into all our hearts yet. Corporal, (22): Football, Cullum 3. Hockey Squad, 4, 3; Indoor Meet, 4, 3; Sharp- shooter. Sharpshooter. ' 55 HERBERT JOSEPH RIESS Pontiac, Illinois Hank, Gompers, Totem eOMPERS, " King of the Goats, President of the I. W. W., captain of the red comforter squad, and friend of every one except the Demon Work. Falling carelessly from the gentlest of riding-hall plow- horses, he received an imaginary injury which won for him all prizes in the competition for conscientious objectors — and eventually the most memorable drag of Yearling camp. The picture of " Totem ' s " triumph through the streets of camp is one which will remain indelibly fixed in our minds " when Riess is a comfortably proportioned co ' .onel in the Q. M. D., years hence. C As a Plebe " Hank " was a sketch. No other word can quite describe him. As a Yearling he astonished us by his uncanny influence around the hospital, and but lately he has blossomed forth in the role of instructor in Phil and Chem. What matters it whether you want instruction or not? " Gompers " is always at hand offering to demonstrate this problem, or that reaction. Yet somehow, he never seems to crowd anyone out of the first section. C " Gomp, " too, is piping the infantry, because, as he says, " You can rest once every hour in the Doughboys. " Perhaps, if he can carry his field mattress and some one ' s skags with him, life may yet prove bearable to our vener- able Henry from Pontiac. ERNEST JOHN RILEY Seattle, Wash. Pop, Ed, E. J. HERE is one man the Howitzer muckraker could n ' t get the dope on. They say he was an industrious Plebe but that theme is hackneyed. They say he wanted to wear bell buttons and so forth and so on, but when you get right down to facts — well, he never f red the reveille gun at two A. M. or put mustard in the O. C. ' s coffee. The trouble with " Pop " (which, by the way, is stealing Tex Warren ' s title) is that, in the language of a blunt soldier, ' " He ' s too darned efficient. " In other words, he never got caught. Once when he was almost hooked a mile from camp at taps, the O. C. sprained his ankle on a blade of grass and " Pep " made it, as usual. C ■■ Pop " is said to have boned boxing also, but the retiring expression on his face m.akes us think it must have been ' Tom that he first ran into. " Pop " has the right spirit, though, for he takes an interest in everything con- nected with the Academy. More than that he makes all the boys sit up and take notice when it comes to snaring the elusive tenth. How about it, " Pop, " shall we " keep those caissons a-rolling along? " Corpora ' , (72); Indoor Meet, Boxing; Outdoor Meet, 4; Marksman. 156 If %9- ROLLIN FRANKLIN RISEN Campbellsville, Ky. Fats ■ HE Wizard! Yes indeed, he ' s a man gifted with ■ ' ) second sight, else how could he answer questions likf this. C ■■ What podunk am I from? You don ' t know Mr. Ducrot! Well, where does the best tobacco come from? " " Bull Durham. North Carolina, sir. " C But that ' s nothing to the way he toys with hyper- boloids, hclicoids, conoids, and all the other oids projected round about and through each other. They say he can get the answer before he reads the problem (whether or not it ' s the correct answer is another question). C Ever hear of the blue grass region of Kentucky? That ' s where they breed equestrians galore. " Fats " may be an equestrian, but his methods certainly are unique. As a horseman he makes a good trip-hammer. The Bolsheviki have done their dumdest, but they can ' t lead him astray, for the Wizard refuses to be inveigled into the Doughboys. By this simple process of elimination we at last come to the Coast, the one and only dismounted branch. ISAAC HAIDEN RITCHIE Hardy, Arkansas Ritch kITCH " tried to enter three days early. After his reception at the sallyport he silently, but fervently, thanked C. C. C, Maj. C. A. C, for not allowing him to do so. One hour later he changed the " silently " into " violently. " C " Ritchie " won his A. B. on Yearling hike. He indulged in a little night firing on his own initiative, and incidentally on his classmates. C ' ■ Ritch " did n ' t deadbeat a single Plebe experience. While marching Number 5, the ghost of " Old West Point " dropped out of a tree on him. However, " Ritch " refused to be deprived of his fowling piece, and rolled down the parapet clasping his flint lock in one last final embrace. A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it certai nly raises a lot of dust. C In spite of the fact that " Ritch " tried to shoot us all up we still have a place for him on our list. Whenever the skags are going good, and good-fellowship is the pass- word Haiden is always welcome. Wrestling, 4. Sharpshooter Sharpshooter. JAMES BATTLE RIVERS Pulaski, Tenn. Battle GOURT: What is this? I C Witness: To the best of my knowledge this is the ' accused, James Battle Rivers, now Lieutenant, formerly Cadet. C Court: Are his habits regular? C Witness: No, they ' re more like a " reserve. " Court: (Directly to accused) Minion hast thou never loved? C Rivers: Always loving, your honor. C Court: What is your excuse for existence? C Rivers: Beauty is its own excuse for being, sir. C Court: (To witness) How do you account for this look of apparent innocence on the supposed-to-be physiognomy of this gentleman in question? C Witness : Beauty covereth a multitude of sins, your honor. C Court : (To accused) Can you show the Court your credentials? C Rivers: No sir, my boots are hard to get off. C Court: When you were a Cadet did you make appli- cation for a leave? C Rivers: No, sir, but when I ate with the superintendent I did leave application for a make. C Court : Were you the Cadet who hung his clean clothes out the window in a laundry bag to avoid folding them? C Rivers: Yes, sir. I. Court : Which do you prefer, the electric chair or the riding hall? d Rivers: Sir, leave it to Sgt. Hill. CARL ROBINSON Buchannon, W. Va. Robby HAT ' S all wrong, all wrong. . . Paragraph 282 1-2, ■ that ' s the way it is in the book. You understand X that now. do you? Nothing else — Mr. Leng report that man, that little stubby Yearling there with the glasses. Report him in my name. " C This will tell you that Carl is the pet victim (not slighting Semmelmeyer) of the old man. Waffles probably heard him tell a Robinson grind once — we say once advisedly — and listened to the storm of (Robinson) applause that greeted the old masterpiece. Or it may be that he laughed to see that Robinson back on the area before his window. I rather agree with him either way. C Aside from his wit and his inability to make headway in the water there is n ' t much to tell. Of course, he ' s hivey, but indifferent and so forth but nobody wants to remember that against him. C Oh, wait, Lu, I almost forgot. His jokes were unspeak- ables before he started Chem; then he got the hunch that he had the family reputation to support, and the P. is n ' t in the game when the young hopeful starts. C " Naow, Mr. Robinson, you d-e-signate the ta-a-rget. " Fencing: Expert Rifleman. M L. HOYT ROCKAFELLOW Easton, Pa. P. D., Dutch v HERE are you from, Mr. Dumguard? " J I C " Pennsylvania, sir! " was the reply. And from % Pennsylvania he is. A typical " P. D. " to say the least. Why he has n ' t even learned to speak the English language yet-already no! He had n ' t been here a day before he managed to eat all the rolls at supper. As a member of the Board of Governors of the Fourth Class Club, he shone. Max von Babo was his rival. Then again, " Rocky " was one of Willy ' s stars in the gym. His work was so well appreciated that he had to do it over and over again — all by himself. C As a member of the royal order of the British Scientists he made his name! " Rocky " has them all beat. He is such a max that he has been dubbed " The Roman Mob. " All who know him realize how well the name suits him. C All who know " Rocky " know that his bark is worse than his bite, for at heart he is a good-natured, efficient file — a true Doughboy, first, last and all the time. GEORGE DEWEY ROGERS Buffalo, Missouri G. D., Got Darn, Roggy w HERE ' S he from? Why who on earth must look J 1 J twice at the countenance above to know that t X George Dewey hails from Missouri. Yes, indeed, and proud he is that it is only twenty miles from home to the nearest railroad station. C " Gol Darn " had been among us only a few days when he pulled off a blase stunt — even for a Beast. We were told to place requisitions immediately for essential articles. Now, Dewey did n ' t have any too much hair on his cran- ium at the time, so, having heard of the cure, he promptly ordered: " 1 bottle of Herpicide. " We wonder even now how the T. D. can look at Rogers without feeling that their neglect was the cause of a second Bill Stokes. Anyhow, Rogers claims that " one can ' t have both hair and brains. " C Who has not heard his war cry — " Who ' s got some Bull and papers? " It is an utter impossibility for him to keep Bull and RLz La Croix on hand at the same time. According to him, there is no chemical affinity between the two. C When our leave was over and we finally drifted back to the Point, " G. D. " was among the missing. Persistent rumors of an elopement were in the air, but truth will out and we discovered later that " G. D. " managed to ward oif the flu until just time to leave home. When he did arrive, he drove the T. D. almost into a fit. Somehow, while the hair simply won ' t grow on his head still it grows like weeds on his upper lip. Yes, there it was right tx-fore us all — a la G— n. Corpora ' , 3; Indoor Meet, 4: Baseball Squad, 4: Choir, 4,3. m MAURICE LADIN ROSENTHAL Chicago, Ills. Morey, Rosey AURICE LADIN ROSENTHAL is from Chicago I and he knows the town from noon to morning. Whether or not living in Chi gave him his only weakness is not definitely known. The weakness of which we speak is the inability to keep from laughing when some one pulls a grind, especially when ye grind is told by M. L. Rosenthal. C Rosenthal has a way of convincing the world that he ' s what spins it round. He is always at the vortex of any excitement, and even if you are on the outside and can ' t get in, you can ' t help but know that he ' s on deck. Maurice is credited with getting more leaves during his Plebe year than any other man in our class. He is also credited with interpolating Duff ' s Physics to the effect that, " Watt was the man that discovered the kilowatt. " He is also a home-loving soul, and rumor has it that he is soon to have a home of his own. Oh, yes! She is from Chicago too — and everything. HAROLD STUART RUTH Scranton, Pennsylvania Harold, Babe HEN along came Ruth — " and all of a sudden every- M j thing was tied up. " Harold " comes from Penn- X sylvania where West Point fiction is appreciated and West Point conditions unknown. Like hundreds of his predecessors he looked in vain for assistance at the station on his arrival that misty day in 1917. He felt quite badly when some one suggested that he " step out writh that mattress " and really did n ' t awake to the fact that he had left home until after Beast Barracks was over. In Plebe camp he had a difficult time convincing anyone that his name was really Ruth and not Agnes or Hattie, and we can still hear his falsetto, " Miss Ruth, sir. " C In Yearling camp Harold developed into a most useful member of society. Through some family arrangement with the Food Commissioner he supplied A Co. with sugar while the less fortunate men drank their brew straight, or stole from the flankers. His tent was always the retreat of the borrowers of fiction and rarely were they disappointed, for he usually kept a good supply on his locker. C. Ruth was the first to return to the Astor after leave and the first to distribute those cheering rumors that met us. He is strong for the cavalry, chiefly we suspect, because he can wear spurs and look " real rough. " Harold Ruth — oh, well, what ' s in a name, anyhow? " A man ' s a man for a ' that. " Corporal, (76); Basketball, 1921 Team, 4; Indoor Meet, 4; Outdoor Meet, 4; Marksman. HORACE PARKER SAMPSON Boston, Mass. Sam, H. P. ' V?= ERE he is, the man with the most famous P. C. S. W I in the Corps. Just think of it, slaying ten thousand — C Christians with the jawbone of an ass, but you will have to admit that he is some man. Popular? Well I should say sc. Did n ' t he get the measles with the rest of the bunch? C Hut remember the boodle for which he is famous. Just think of the days when ycu were hungering for a tailor- made and then went to visit " Sam " to get one from that box with all the pretty trimmings. Say nothing about the Xmas dinner of our Plebe year. The fellows who lived in the sixteenth div then will never forget that afternoon. Nor will the old room itself forget, for the floor will keep forever the grease spot where the turkey landed. C A hopoid? One of the best. He knocks them all, even the chaperons. And while he is there he manages to get his full share of the eats. Of course being a hop manager that is easy to do. C On Graduation leave he was a regular devil. That twenty four dollar bouquet he bought for a certain person must have made some hit. Another candidate for the Coast from all appearances. It must have been serious for during the first week after cur return to the old life, he did n ' t know whether he was here or there. In fact we all believe he was there most of the time. Never mind, " Sam, " June will be here soon. EDWIN ROBERT SAMSEY Cleveland, Ohio Sammy, Sam, Ed. a ROUND and around she goes, and where she stops Samsey knows — and he won ' t tell. Fellows, I ' d like to present to you Edwin Robert Samsey, a noble son of the good old state of Ohio. Now there are some things that I ' 11 have to say about " Sammy, " but of course there are some things that I won ' t say about him. That between us, however. C Well, anyhow, we may attribute it to the fact that he was bom on Ground Hog ' s Day, but about twice a year " Sam " sure does root hard for tenths. In fact it ' s be- cause Samsey had a penchant for a comfortable chair and a nice new love story. You know when a fellow ' s in love, tenths are a secondary consideration. Well, you can ' t be an engineer and in love too. That ' s what the immortals claim, anyhow, though " Sam " is not an immortal, yet. fl Samsey is not the kind of a man who is well known among his classmates. His exterior is hard to break through, in fact if we may say it we think his attitude is a trifle antagonistic. There ' s no doubt that there ' s a good fellow underneath, so cheer up and smile for us a bit more often, " Sam. " irporal, (70); Hop Manager, 3: Choir, 4, 3; Marksman: Hundredth Night, 4. Football, Cullum, 4. 3; Hockey Squad, 4; Sharpshooter. HENRY ELLIS SANDERSON, JR. Stockton, California Sandy Vw HAT, no soap? " This is not " Sandy " at the Cadet J 1 J Store, but the famous grindless grind. " Sandy ' s " VJI poHcy is boning check-book. " Neither a borrower nor a lender be, " is not written in his books, but only " Use the other fellow ' s, it ' s cheaper. " C Sanderson as a Plebe warrior won immortal fame at the battle of the Hornets. Support number one had bivouacked for the night when wild shrieks brought every man up, gun in hand ready to repel the invaders. Madly he dashed across the plain, to suddenly scatter the platoon because of the hornets surrounding him and crawling out of his sleeves. " Sandy " had not used discretion in choosing his bed-fellows. C " Blackie Daw ' s saxophone had nothing on " Sandy ' s. " It was bad enough when it knew only reveille, but whei) taught " Somebody Hit Him with a Codfish Ball, " the 19th Div. revolted. But even that did n ' t down, (or drown) " Sandy. " OSCAR ALAN SAUNDERS Brush, Colorado Beppo HANKS to Lord Byron, we know him as " Beppo " fl ' — but that ' s only part of the story, for this cog- X nominal appendage was received after numerous jaunts on the briny Hudson during Yearling camp. Where to? Well, that ' s the unpublishable part of the story. How- ever it resulted in his first offense as a hopoid. C[ " Beppo ' s " entrance into the realms of Beastdom was something out of the ordinary. He strayed away from his assigned company and in vain endeavors to return to his proper detail he staggered into every company office in Beast Barracks. " Oscar Alan Saunders " was on every list. C He ranks an A. B. after missing nearly every football game thru entertaining the T. D. Saturday afternoons on the area. C The smile that ' s never " off limits " will always accompany him. If it was not for " cause " he might even lay claim to being an accredited snake — but at present there seems little inclination in that direction. Even the Gay White Way could not keep him from taking that first train West on Graduation leave. His only dissipation is to smoke a skag when " that letter " does not arrive. -m. ' - Cm Zjt •• ' • ' --A I H ' m W ;v, ' y As . JS ii Choir, 4, 3; Sharpshooter. Basketball, 1921 Squad; Marks- man. 162 HARRIS FULFORD SCHERER Washington, D. C. Bob. Kid, Lily " -? ARRIS drove into Beast Barracks a week late, and If I you could hear shouts of " Fresh meat " go up from ft r the detail, as they were tired of the first draft already. Meat it was, a most delectable bit, and very, very fresh, for it had been finished at Groton, Mass. Also Harris was an army child, and if any one knows more about West Point than even Capt. Richardson, it is an army child. So he was welcome, yeh, thrice welcome. C As a Plebc, Harris was advised by his well-wishers in the upper classes to go out for Hundredth Night. Why? ■ ' Who are you man with all the eyebrows? " That ' s whyl That ' s how he became known to many of us, for he is quiet — oh, so very quiet. In fact, one may dwell upon that quality, for Gray, R. M. advised Harris to visit Fort Put daily until improvement was noticed in his voice. Now when a femme comments on his ability as a guide in that region, he can feelingly say, " I have been up quite often. " C Of course he got a corp, but when the Graduation order came out, and he realized that he might never see Flirtation again, he fell out on a lecture in order to snake, thereby nursing the ire of the Com. As a result he was busted, and threatened with a threcday stay-back, but the Gods were kind, and all he lost was chevrons. €i Being an army product, he knew what branch he wanted, so his ambition is to rank the Engineers, and turn ■ em down for the yellow stripe. Early Graduation made this possible once, but lightning never strikes twice in the same place, it is said. Corporal, (27); Marksmen. EDMUND BOWER SEBREE Olney, Ills. Hawk-Eye, Ed BLL you men that saw the silhouette target between the telegraph pole and No. 1, raise your hands, " said Colonel Skinski. C Steps forward one sturdy youth with his hand high in the air. C " Did you see it, Mr. Sebrce? " C " I did, sir. " C " Well, there isn ' t any there. " was the sardonic reply. C Our venerable " Hawk-Eye ' s " ability to put over a good story is the marvel of all fun-loving fellows and readily creates a large group of followers. There is nothing he cannot impersonate, from the Admiral ' s salute to the fencing instructor, and from Red ' s latest antics in the riding hall to a bull terrior. Often have prostrate Kaydet audiences begged for time to recuperate from uninter- rupted hilarity. C The inaugurator of the Sacred Order of the Fish, he was a leading member of the Fleas, and got the Flat Head order working in good condition under the safe guidance of its renowned president, Raymondo, whom " Ed " adopt- ed as a sort of godson. C If " Ed ' s " dear old heart finds itself come day in the African jungle, we all hope and pray the lions don ' t devour him. as they nearly did the colored preacher whose remembrance forms the essence of " Ed ' s " silvery ballads. Football. Cullum Hall, 4; Squad, 3; Baseball Squad, 4: Marks- man. ' 6j HERBERT WELDON SEMMELMEYER Chicago, Illinois Semmelwhiffer HERBERT SEMMELMEYER came to West Point with the one and only purpose of becoming an engineer and getting an early start on his efficiency record. " Snicklefritz " had hardships other than studies however for he held a life membership in the court of Bittman the Well-Beloved. The Yearlings soon found how handy he is. The question was once asked, " Have any of you Plebes on the fourth floor got a match? " No answe r. ' ■ Have you. Mr. Semmelmeyer. " " What, sir, a match? " " No, an ice cream freezer. " He also was acquainted with the library. " Are you going to the library, Mr. Semmel- meyer? " " No, sir. " " Well then, stop in my room on your way over and bring me back some story about ' The Streets of Ascalon ' that appeared in some number of the " Cosmopolitan " between Nos. 43 and 65. I think it was published about 1902. " Even the original Mike used to violate Par. 155. C. That ' s why Semmel was so hard in Yearling camp. He not only kept his own tent full of chinless creatures but also kept the pavilion across the street full to capacity. C " Simplesnatcher " is fond of chemistry. He argues the poor instructors until they give him the tenths to get him away from the board. One cold night he woke the whole div by yelling " Iron Sulphate, sir. Where the h-I are you going to get the water for the beaker? " VIRGIL FARRAR SHAW Cambridge, Ohio Squire y HE old grind or, rather, the old gag about the ■ ' ' J Coast here finds its redeemer, for he spent his whole X summer when at home, specking the War Depart- ment drill regs of that branch of the Revenue cutter service. We should estimate this at about one-sixth of his time. He spent the rest studying ballistics at Mermaid Cove. In fact we should think Major would rate him 100 ' c efficient every trip. C " Squire " has always been one of the Corn ' s own, judging by the continual correspondence they keep up. In camp he got a pair of chevrons but soon asked to be relieved: he had n ' t the time to spare for the job. He made the first section in BS once, but Billy spoke English, and soon retired him to regions more suited to one trained in the style of the TD. Shortly after the Tac I call " Cootie " was transferred from BS to TD to teach us English. He cer- tainly tried to give us all every advantage of his culture, too, and all because of Virgil. C Which shows that althc great oaks grow from little acorns, not everything that comes fro i small things is at all large. ' 1 - Expert Rifleman. k:i, Corporal (75); Football, CuUum, Numerals: Indoor Meet, 4: Wrestling: Sharpshooter. 164 AUGUSTINE FRANCIS SHEA Syracuse. New York Gus, Buck " ' VUS " joined us in Beast Barracks carrying a ba? of ■ • J golf sticks and a smile. The Beast detail persuaded . him that playing golf was n ' t being done by Beasts, but the smile stuck and still decs. C " Buck " first broke into form about the middle cf Yearling camp as the leader of the ' " Lost Platoon. " The night he made a bed for sixteen Plebes with one blanket; stood guard while they slept; fed them blueberries fresh from the bushes for breakfast; and rode into camp about noon on a Bear Mountain Inn bus; No — those incidents must be only touched upon. C He has his eye fixed on the " Fighting Field " — yes, even his voice; for morning, noon and night you may hear him chanting away. " Keep those caissons arolling along. " At first the fifth div. shoes were the only things rolling but he still sings. JOHN WYVILLE SHEEHY Portland. Oregon DOW just what do you want to know? — the logarithm of 3.14159265 or the date of Biebrita Acta Erudi- torium. John does n ' t seem to bone anything in particular, yet he has everything spccced blind. C His heart controlled his body until some one took con- trol of his heart — but that ' s another story. His motto: " Cuspidorym it HitcyKoo. " translated in a free vernac- ular was " The mills of the T. D. grind slowly but they generally get there with both feet. " d He has written some long and wordy editorials for his home podunk on educational systems and curricula. One issue held a column and a half of nothing more nor less than Wyville ' s overflow. (But that was after he was a Yearling.) Corporal, (58); CuUum Football Squad, 4; Handball, 4: Cath- olic Choir; Sharpshooter. Football, Cullum, 4, 3; Basket ball Plebe team, 4; Squad, 3; Numerals; Catholic Choir; Expert Rifleman. 165 ,. HENRY BENNETT SHEETS Lakota, North Dakota Ben kEN " Sheets, " all round athlete, pole vaulter, I expert rifle, pistol and snowball shot " as he announced himself to the admiring throngs that crowded to the station to see him arrive. " Ben " seeks adventure. He tried his hand at military courts as star witness. He tried his hand at murdering children with snowballs. He treated his " wives " with a ferocious temper that reached a state of ebullition when Buck used him for skag projections, and also let his rage loose on several other occasions ye wot not of. C " Ben " thinks a lot of playing soldier. Frequently on leave he fastened on his trusty sword and spurs, bestrode his fiery charger and fared forth in search of maidens in distress. The school kids used to form parades behind him, and so he marched along for all the world like the Pied Piper of Hamlin or the Boy Knight of the Children ' s Crusade. C We who know " Ben " realize that no matter how much he may like to parade on aforesaid fiery charger he will never belong to any branch except the good old backbone. Never mind, " Ben, " the light blue is the best after all, and all field officers are mounted. THOMAS McGregor shillock San Francisco. Calif. Tommy, Shyloch ' HIS California product must have lived in a dry ' j district for many years, as he has a strong antipathy - for dryness. Conversely he has a strong affinity for water in all forms, pool, mermaiding, ice tank, bucket and so forth, that leads him constantly into trouble. He never entered any company street in Yearling camp without promoting an ice-tank party, usually with himself as the chief performer. To satisfy his mania, the companies living outside the hedge organized bucket brigades to save the trouble of carrying him to the ice tank. C His nickname was the G Co. lark, for he is a whistler of renown. Although he has command of only three notes, no composition was too difficult for him to whistle. His efforts were always acknowledged with a shower of boots, field shoes, boot trees and other articles of art and refinement. C An exponent of the field, his outdoor privilege rides are usually disastrous. The first time he went into the Hospital. The second time, fourteen civilians died of fright. Then for a time the cold weather confined his riding to the Hall, where the bucks are accustomed to such riders. However, the general public awaits the advent of spring with the greatest anxiety, for then he will be riding out of doors again. But neither riding nor anj ' thing else ever worries hivey, happy-go-lucky son of the golden West. Swimming, 4; Marksman. 1 66 DON GILMORE SHINGLER Cheyenne, Wyoming Shing HIS modest young gentleman is one of those who ■ ' J Ixlieve in hiding their light under a bushel X When he comes home from a math writ and is asked if it was hard, the usual reply is " ' Hard! I got only a 2.8! " C It ' s great to have brains, but it ' s awful not to know their practical use. For instance, he went down to take a bath, undressed, dressed and blithely returned to his room, blissfully forgetful that H .O had not touched him. When some one mails a letter without a stamp or comes home from parade minus his gun, we know who gets the growly bottle. After waiting for a reply to a letter for three weeks his letter returns with " no such town in state " stamped on it — Ncwburg is not in Wyoming ! C Sunday afternoons and holidays found Don in the hills boning a sound off — He has the good old cavalry style of commands maxed — When not busily engaged in untang- ling the stunts caused by absent-mindedness he may be found busily engaged with a red comforter, pipe and a pile of magazines. At times he did love to test his luck in the 13th Div. Casino. 11 All in all Don is there when it comes to the squeeze. His even temper must be attributed to laziness, for no man can possibly achiete a perpetual good humor and poise as he does. LOGAN OSBURN SHUTT Charlestown. W. Va. Dad, Old Man QO one has yet figured out where " Dad " acquired all his dignity. West Virginia claims him, and Mississippi will obtain him, but we are no nearer to the mystery. During the entire Plcbe year he struggled along with the goats, keeping away from Upper Classmen, and by his serious mien on all occasions succeeded in acquiring the cognomen " Dad. " He has been " Dad " ever since to us. Even the fcmmes at the hop have gotten the spirit. " Is n ' t Mr. Shutt a perfect lady ! " Logan could never hive why he was deserving of such meritorious com- ment. C " Dad " has one more failing beside his endearing ways, his fondness for Pecols. He never did get out of the goats but this did not lessen his respect for the P. Every one remembers the P ' s famous drive on the value of Pi. " Dad " took it very much to heart and it was suspected that he was one of the brilliant lads who started the war between the P and the Phil. Department. One night after much labor over a Phil problem " Dad, " triumphantly announced that Pecols was dreaming when he said that by using the value Pi equals 3, only a rough approximation resulted. He had used Pi equals 3 and the answer came correct. " Dad " was positive he had one on the Department, and we were almost ashamed to show him that he had used an equation in which the value of Pi had automatically cancelled itself. Corporal, (34); Jazz Band. m WINFRED GEORGE SKELTON Fairfield. Illinois Shelly :R. SKELTON, sir " — ' Illinois, sir " — " Mr. Helm, r " — " School-girl, sir " — " They ' re all fickle but one, sir. " This often-repeated dialogue gives a vest-pocket history of the man whose face heads this mis- used space. €1 Several months before he inherited his Plebe-skins he chanced into the home of a certain femme and found her putting up a box of candy for Stice (1920). Not being able to resist Skelton ' s pleadings, or (as Stice maintains) being fickle, the young lady surrendered the candy and the intruder left with the spoils. Upon arrival at the Academy he found his rival on his company Beast detail. The results of the family feud are matters of history. The pleasure was all Stice ' s. As Winfred double-timed up and down the Plain before his tormentor he composed many an epic in which Stice was the hero and the devil his adjutant. C Surviving the perils of his Plebe year, Skelton became a representative Yearling and in the matter of near-lates showed an almost superhuman ability. Academically speaking he is not a goat, but nevertheless he loathes the term " Engineer. " If he is ever lost he may be readily found by advertising in the strayed column for a " ' male, ' with dark hair, dark eyes, and a reliable appetite, aswer- ing to the name ' Win ' or ' Abie. ' " Anyhow, he ' s never absent — at meal formations. JULIUS EASTON SLACK Hermansville, Mich. Jule ' -— AVE you ever been troubled with the " I cawn ' t W I thinkitis? " Have you ever struggled desperately B — X to remember something you thought you knew or half-knew in the long ago? Have you ever seen Slack in a Phil or Chem section, biting his lips, eagerly rolling his eyes in a vain effort to recall the middle of page 79, the second line in the 3rd paragraph near the right of the page? Our specoid of C Co. is a nonpareil. The Colonel impressed him with the " make an estimate of the situation, decided upon your plan and act " proposition, and ever since he has been trying to impose upon us in his endeavors to memorize the preface and index to every text in every department. And when he failed and forgot that one sentence, he was asking our sympathy and proposing an elaborate plan for a trip to Siberia with the Standard Oil. C Slack has had the misfortune of coming in contact too often with our Engineers and has himself been carried into the maelstrom of tenthdom. Everything he has done has been founded on the idea of theoretical background. When a man bones cavalry riding from Jeb Stuart and Stonewall Jackson and goes down to the riding hall and meets Reid and is thrown into space; when a man red as Von Molt ke and Napoleon goes out into hills and loses a squad of cadets — it ' s high time to change tactics. Let ' s go out, Julius, and try our hand at nothing and see, also, how the masters performed it. You cawn ' t gum something no one has ever done. Sharpshooter. MICHAEL GIBSON SMITH San Augustine, Texas Nigger ONE of you football men — Mr. Smith. How many yards is it between those goal posts over there on the football field? " C " Nigger ' s " alabaster brow contracted and his face clouded in deep thought for a few seconds; slowly light dawned. " One hundred and eighty yards between those goal posts, suh. " C Perhaps he was thinking of the distance which it had seemed to him as a Plebe in his many hard hours of practice on that field, where he had earned himself a permanent birth on the team and won his " A. " Or perhaps it was just a little day dream of his beloved Texas, which had carried his mind so far away from estimating distances. C The Captain had just reported to the Officer of the Day, " Lieut. Smith M. G. absent, sir. " There rushed forth from the first division something resembling an officer — hat on the back of his head, coat partly buttoned, no gloves, and one puttee missing. He seemed to sense a feeling of cold about the ankle and darted up four flights of stairs. Remember the formation? C He came to us as a product of the A. M. of Texas, and Uncle Sam surely robbed the engineering world of a great light when " Nigger " decided on a West Point career — this according to Mick ' s own confession. C " Nigger " holds two records at the Academy, that of champion plain and fancy eater, and the unique distinction of having never knowingly missed a sick call. The waiters and hospital bucks bid him Godspeed. NATHAN ARTHUR SMITH Niagara Falls, New York Shorty, Smittie XDID. " " Vou did n ' t. " " I did. " " You did n ' t " — . " Mr. Smith, you may go to your tent in confine- ment " interrupted the Com, just as " Shorty " the Runt and the terror of E Co. rolled up their sleeves for a test of their manhood. " I shaved just the same, " our runty friend flung over his shoulder as he left the presence. Remember the time? C When not in hot water with the T. D. or deadbeating in the Sanitarium " Shorty ' s " life has been quite unevent- ful. It rained both days. C " Shorty " likes the doughboys. We suggest that he be appointed audience for Waffles, as he can ask more fool questions than even the Old Man could answer and thus both of them would be perfectly happy. C. " Sir, where will the soldiers turn in their shoelaces when they ' re discharged? Football Squad, 4, " A " 4; Expert rifleman. Marksman; Choir, 4, 3; Hun- dredth Night, 4. i L i .. v EDGAR HARVEY SNODGRASS Crossville, Tenn. Snoddy. Loftie. Edd " 1 don ' t smoke, I don ' t chew. And 1 don ' t go with the boys who do. " HOFTIE " used to live up to this motto, but since he took room 114, we ' re afraid he ' s gone back on the last part of it. Once he did try a couple of draws on a long black stogie. Thereupon his name was written in the book of Gold — the G Co. Sick Report. C " Loftie " — he ' s always on top. He chose the upper bunk in the Den of Iniquity (room 114), and he ' s always on top of a horse. The wilder they are the better he likes ' em. (Horses, I mean!) Many ' s the time I ' ve wished I had a seat like " Loftic ' s. (Why is it I always draw a rough horse?) i ■■ Whose watch is that? " C " That ' s mine. It ' s a good watch. It ' s an old watch. My uncle gave me that watch. " C The femmes all fall for him. He says he can ' t help it. They just persist in sending him trinkets — locks of hair and such like. We ' 11 admit he ' s a nice boy. C " Sir, how do you make a horse do parade rest? " LEWIS STONE SORLEY. JR. Baton Rouge, La. Sally, Kaiser, Brig. QONOLULU, sir! " This, followed by unconscious shuffling of his feet, as though he were simulating the Hawaiian Hula, was " Kaiser ' s " usual em- barrassed reply to Upper Classmen. ti In Beast Barracks " Kaiser " spent his odd moments devising schemes for foxing the detail, which, coupled with his family resemblance to the " Kaiser, " brought his name upon him. Of course " Pebbles " is just another form of Stone, but for his other name there is no apparent reason. C " Pebbles " never missed an opportunity to get as much out of West Point as possible. He accordingly went out for the math exam at Christmas, but found it was n ' t as bad as report painted it. He also took every chance for physical exercise and went out on long practice marches in the Corn ' s back yard every month. In fact, he walked more than necessary for he preferred an extra hour or two to writing Baches. ti. Bom in the Doughboys, he swears by them, although he occasionally hears the call of the Coast and the little bungalow down by the shore and the patter of little feet. Probably he will be ranked into the infantry in spite of all these dreams — or because of them. Choir. 4. 3; Hundredth Night. 4; Marksman. Hi HORACE SPEED, JR. Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Barnes, Uncle Horace BND now, gentle readers, confine your attention for a moment to a study of " Tulsa ' s Pride " and •■ Guthrie ' s Joy, " Horace Speed, JUNIOR. (Be sure and notice the Junior. It adds so much to one ' s stand- ing in the social register, y ' know.) C When August rolled around we again noticed him taking up his Academic work with the other " Immortals " in the class. (He did not know then that he was to be a member of this organization, but the Inevitable always occurs.) " We were never Engineers, were we, Horace? " Anyhow (note by author) the Doughboys are the best branch. The Academic year was a pretty rough road for Horace to travel, but he foxed ' em twice. I. Now he has some well-deserved Corp ' s chevrons, and " My, does n ' t he look nice, Katharine? " C Graduation Leave. He never says much about that leave but we who know him best have our suspicions. (He has bought a miniature, Sh!) C Horace is an " Immortal. " Mention has been made of that before, but — if you ever need a femme in an emergency, if you ever want to know anything about the gossip and talk of the Post, if you ever want to swap dances with a fellow who is sure to be dragging a good femme and finally, if you ever want to talk over things with a man who represents the true spirit of West Point in every way, see Horace Speed. ROBERT M. SPRINGER Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Emma, Sandpaper , Alice. Doc Yak — ET ' S hope this last attempt of mine to write up dear I A old Bob will be a success. I ' m getting kind of sick ,4— of trying to tell Bob ' s history to the Howitzer staff Bob came here on the 14th of June, 1917. He had left home sometime before that to spend a week orso in making the ac- quaintance of Persons in Highland Falls. Many times since I have envied him his farsightedness, for these ' ersons have surely made his stay here mighty pleasant. Bob taught school in Oklahoma to the cowboys and Indiana on a large ranch before he entered the Army. In return for the book-learning he taught these wild men they showed him how to ride. Now that we are studying riding, this early instruction of his stands him in good stead and he stars at every performance. He rides sitting or standing and when he gets a good horse he can even ride standing on his shoulder in the saddle. Bob is kind of homely as you can see from his picture, though this picture has been " doc- tored, " but Bob has a personality that attracts to him all kinds of people and others. On his way to West Point when he stopped for the night to sleep, in his trip across the desert, he slept with a Tarantula, awaking in the morning to find the many-legged bug nestled warmly in his bosom. Corpora , (60) Football Squad, shooter. 4, 3; Sharp- EDWARD MELVIN STARR Steubcnvillc, Ohio Eddie w E have n ' t got much on " Eddie. " You see his Pkbc J 1 J days were just a memory when we blew in. Even VAx his habits are faultless. Does n ' t smoke, chew or go to sleep in Chapel. His " ' wives " once inveigled him into inhaling one of those Kaydet Store, Fleurs de Ropes: the consequences were felt almost instantaneously. His com- plexion became like unto the snow and the Q. M. on the other side of the Jordan began to pick out a pair of wings and a harp for him. C He is hard though, just like all the rest of these birds that pick out a mounted branch. " Want to fight? Yeh? All right, let ' s go! " C " Eddie " was high ranking while enjoying the little vacation granted him by the Com. He was made a Major at Williams College and had the place bucked up in fine shape when he was recalled to West Point. It was an awful drop for " Eddie " to return to a Yearling buck, after being a major, but he managed to do it gracefully, though he is saving his gold leaves and hopes to use them again sometime in the near future. Football. Cullum, 4; Basketball, 4; Hockey, 3; Sharpshooter. .. m RALPH FRANCIS STEARLEY Brazil, Indiana IJ § 3.415926535 SEE THE BQY HIS NAME IS RALPH DOES THE BOY OWN A CAT? YES. THE BOY OWNS A CAT. JORE information about the cat can be gotten from the " mayor. " The " mayor " by the way is the official speaker of the company. " What ' s that crowd over there? " Oh! that ' s another oration of Stear- ley ' s. Approach! Hear the silver tongued Hoosier sound forth, " Vevo, Gentlemen, Vevo is the salvation of the race, the elixir of life, the H.O of the age. Now when I ran for Mayor of Brazil, I discovered that treating the ward bosses with Vevo brought more votes than with cigars. Gentlemen, we want Vevo. " C Nightly, do the boys gather in Ralph ' s room to get the makings and hear the latest grind. In fact, they will stick around thru the old timers just to hear a new one. Stearley ' s probably pulling a good one right now on the Queen of Sheba or the King of Siam. C Ralph ' s life has been one of uninterrupted bliss except for the time when we held the beauty contest at the table and had the Plebes for judges. The judges ' decisions blighted Stearley ' s cheerfulness a little — but only a little however. C Stearley says his name does n ' t look like itself anymore without the value of II written under it. That accounts for his getting it under his name in the chemistry room — and in the Howitzer. HUGHES STEELE Bauxite, Arkansas Dick, Hugh, Hugs nUGH " was a middy at Annapolis before he decided to go into the Doughboys. After he had stuck around the Navy for a half year or more he said goodbye to the Jimmy-legs of Bancroft Hall, changed his views on the Army-Navy game and made his way inland to join the throng that panted up the hill from the station. C. At Christmas the Academic Board decided to send him back to the Navy so they turned him out in History, English and Math., but he foxed them, and darn near maxed all three. C It ' s a peculiar fact that he, a retired midshipman, was a walri when he came to us. Maybe it was to deadbeat Willie ' s dynamatics and maybe not — he may be foxier than the 2.80 men that rank him give him credit for. Whatever else happens to him, at least they can ' t take away the distinction of having been absolute goat. Here ' s to you, " Hugh ! " W. G. STEPHENS Petersburg, Kentucky DERE, ladies and gentlemen is the queerest thing in West Point novelties Caught and caged in the wilds of Kentucky, " Steve " became a much- tamed Plebe under the kind surveillance of his First Class wife. Never did he dream, after his two weeks ' dead beat in the secluded home next to the mess hall, that the holders of C Co. destiny had selected him as the perpetual orderly of that First Class buck. CL " Steve " has never ceased ejaculating what fine horses and fast women — I beg your pardon — fast horses and fine women, Kentucky is responsible for. Some of us acquire habits, some of us have them thrust upon us, but the blue grass king was born the snakiest of the snakes. Never does a week end pass but Steve is escorting the femmes in the picturesque children ' s playground, talking of nonentities and " when I was Here and There " and what not. Fickle to the 79th degree and witty beyond expression, his coali- tion with Sunny Ed Sebree became the final making of Raymando through the medium of hilarity and unreserved criticism. And when the triumvirate was complete and Romeo Regnier made his entry, the division was aroused from its lethargy and the 3rd div. became the haven of the funniest episodes during our life at the Point. Sharpshootet 9 ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON STOVALL, JR. Elberton, Georgia Snowball, Sid gLBERT Sidney Johnston Gawge Washinton Andrew Jackson Robert E. Lee Stovall. Junior, sah, from Gawgia. sah. " All through Beast Barracks this refrain used to buzz in our cars. For Sidney won fame as soon as the Beast detail saw the string of initials on his suitcase, and it has never left him. He has come off the habit of locating every place by rectangular coordinates with Atlanta as the origin, and he will admit on occasions that New York has something on Elberton. C Seeing the error of his own tranquil Plcbc existence, " Sid ■■ tried to lead the " Forbidden Fruits " into the sweet and narrow path — with the ever resulting investi- gation, postponed graduation and late homecoming. " Absence makes the heart grow fonder, " and now a picture the size of a circus poster conceals the top shelf of Sidney ' s locker. C. West Point never worried " Snowball " very much, but it did wake him out of his former idea that heaven consists mostly of red comforters, and the cavalry will get a belated Christmas present after Sidney leaves Fort Benning. EDWARD LYNDE STROHBEHN Davenport, Iowa Strawberry, Capt. Hannah fDDIE " Strohbehn. which when simplified to assist the memory becomes " Strawberry. " became known to the Upper Classmen in Plcbe camp for his resemblance to a certain jolly member of the Coast. For this or other reasons, " Eddie " boned disabsurdly. When he was room orderly, it is said that the pipes and doorknobs shone like B-platcs. He washed on the radiator to keep the wash- stand clean and being a good gymnast chased the dust off the top of the alcove beam. He had the spooniest equip- ment in the class and ranked second in dis. C Skags and red comforters never attracted " Straw- berry. " Canoeing in summer and gymnasium in winter are his pastimes. Although he walked like an old man, his speed always got him a canoe, haircut, or a respectable place in the muster line. When there was ny place to go, he was always waiting for partner, never the reverse. But once he was entirely outclassed in speed, when the Duma was informed that he was storing gray rags away for winter use in polishing his equipment. Immediate action was taken, and Strohbehn was caught while trying to escape and immersed. But good nature is his middle name so the resulting temperature of the water was far below the Boiling Point. fi EDWIN MALCOLM SUTHERLAND Kittanning, Pa. Ed. Eddie, Suthy kUSTLE, rustle, swish! And yon is Edwin. Would ye be surprised? Nay, lift not thy brow. " Whither , goest the Skoits, there goest I likewise: " be it ye soulful mermaids, the ladies of ye Practice March, or ye What not — forever and a day the entrancing, dancing calico. For voluminous manuscript ye Scribe has a finger tip Ye Bard of Avon, Choice Selections of English Litera- ture, and the Rubaiyat of Omar, the Omniscient — a goodly source, effervescing in ye inspiration ethereal. All the dayes of ye Year are like unto joyous Spring for Edwin ; ye may list to his varied warbles — verily I say, the Wail of Ye Wahoo Bird for his loste Mate. C When " Eddie " gets that doggone do-or-die grip on the old joy pipe and pulls down the comers of his mouth, that faraway, rockaway gaze into vacuity, just you bet he ' s thinking of the Big Thing, and if we ' re going to be Second Fiddle for Life. LEANDER DUNBAR SYME Covington, Kentucky Lee HE debonair looking bird in the corner is " Lee " ■ J Syme, pronounced Simm — not Syme. You can see right away what kind of a guy he is — he does n ' t even pronounce his name the way it ' s spelled. Foxy — that ' s him all over. C Then again, it is n ' t exactly liable to make one a little god of mirth to spend six months testing the durability of Kaydet shoes on the area. Probably " Lee " will never again attempt to crown a member of the T. D. with a snow ball. But the whole trouble falls on the T. D. anyway. If they had n ' t chosen to put the place in quarantine he never would have had time to do it. C If " Lee ' s " picture had been taken when he was astride Lucky Strike or ladling out the insipid punch, that we get at feed hops, to some femme, you would see nothing but his smile. Just notice where he ' s from — that explains it — Kentucky. Horses, mint juleps, and ladies are his forte. If the government will only stick him on some post where they have at least the horses and juleps and give him a dozen cans of saddle soap and a pair of cordovan boots they ' 11 have him hanging around the army till the final gong rings. C " Give me anything. " says he, " from the Q. M. to the Naval Dental Reserves, but not the Doughboys. " But what can you expect from a bird that has spent most of his time here walking by request? Walk? Never Again! " Orderly, bring my horse! " " Troopers by the right flank. How. " Marksman; Choir, 4, 3. Sharpshooter. 176 J HENRY I. SZYMANSKI Chicago, Illinois Red. Polish-Patriot QO one ever gave the Spell Yell for this lad. " How do you pronounce it? " " Now spell it fast. " " Red " had them all holding their sides from the minute he stepped into the sally-port. 41 The Polish Bolshevik is one of our most famous Reds. Who does n ' t remember hearing him sound off " all right for the lights " in both English and Polish — sometimes it sounded as though he were using both languages at the same time. Was there ever a night in Plebc camp that some Yearling did n ' t ask " All right for those lights, Mr. Szymanski? " It was one of " Red ' s " greatest regrets that " " Tweedlededum-tootoo " couldn ' t be translated into the Polish language. 41 Henry is a worshipper at the shrine of Frank Gotch and Ty Cobb and a good imitation of both. Tom told him that if he had as much brains as he had muck he would make a wrestler but it remains yet for him to try out the thinking part of it. C Henry ' s greatest moment was when he formed the twelfth section after PIcbe Christmas. " The fighting Twelfth had suffered terribly. Of all that goodly array that fared forth to battle, but one remained. Proud and erect he called the roll; not a man answered. The lad faced about and reported, ' Sir, all are present! ' That, sir, is the spirit of the army. " Speech by Gen. X — of the Perusian Army. FOSTER JOSEPH TATE Eunice, La. Nigger, Joe, Frenchy nE came to us from a sugarcane podunk in Louisiana after escaping from the sobs of the wailing femmes. Even the name of his podunk is feminine, but men of French extraction are supposed to cater to the fair sex, we are told. Snake? No! Boa Constrictor! I. Why did he come? Perhaps it was because his femme thought he looked cute in a tin school uniform and decided she would rather have a real sure enough cadet store cut West Pointer, a la bell hop. than a tin school Q. M. ser- geant. " Joe " is sort of tied down to the home plate and if all the rumors are official. " Joe " kept a Vanity case in his drawer for many months, though no one actually caught him carrying the same. If circumstantial evidence was convicting. Foster would be slated for the optimistic — That ' s Foster all over — . C And we know that he will knock a homer with three men on, in the game of life, just as he did of a Saturday afternoon on the old diamond at West Point during a hot game. Wrestling. 4; Middle weight Ch.Tmpion i. Monogram: Baseball Squad, 4: Marks- man. Corporal. (43): Indoor Meet. 4; Baseball. 4. 3. " A " : Cap tain Baseball. 3: Outdoor Meet, 4. GALEN MAGNUS TAYLOR Cooper, Texas Rooney, G. M., Gay nE came to us a hard man from Texas with a P. C. S. of Cowpuncher, gun juggler, Border straggler, and we were duped for months. But finally Yearling camp came around with its soirees and our initiation into the riding hall. Then came the Ides of March. " Without stirrups " came the order from Branch and the seats of the mighty began to wobble. A wild careening from side to side, stage fright for the girls in the balcony, a slippery McClellan and a lost reputation — so ended the first lesson for " G. M. " C A skag of Bull Durham, a letter from Su and the Red Book, sine qua non. How often the refreshing pipe brought forth its day-dreams and spirit of forgetfulness. Do you remember Light Horse Harry? One evening Gold Medal was caught off his guard with a bath robe and towel, nothing more, nothing less. A wild dive brought him to the friendly haven of the far comer of the locker, the Tac ' s one blind spot. " Where ' s Mr. T? " C A quick glance revealing one stray foot from the shelter was the undoing. Venus, September Morn, What not? — the scene was its own reward, its own punishment. A smile, a hasty retreat, a fond memory. The bath robe has lost its place in " G. M ' s " repertoire and the day dreams are soon to pass into oblivion to make way for the reality. NATHAN FARRAGUT TWINING Oswego, Oregon Nate. Sigmund XT was a heartrending day for the Oregon National Guard when it lost one of its promising young first-sergeants. Ye. , it ' s true, " Nate " came to us fresh from the Border, and no m.atter how consistently his natural bashfulness tried to hide this fact, the truth always would out. In honor of this prestige, he was made perma- nent mail dragger during those first three weeks. C Scene: — A dark and bloody night during Beast Bar- racks. About 8:00 p. m., the S. I. is making his inspection of " Nate ' s " room. Reddish stains upon our hero ' s glove. C " Mr, Twining, what is that on your glove? " C. " Oh me, oh my, sir! " pipes a weak, startled voice. €i " Sigmund " decided that during the summer, he would bone a little efficiency with the T. D. He accordingly chose a tent in " Mike ' s " front yard. Alas ! he soon found out his mistake, for the T. D. refused to play the game. Every time " Nate " tried a little efficiency the T. D. refused to keep its eyes in its tents, while, on the other hand, the contented Plebes gazed around with much gusto. C His chief weakness was his passion for dragging blind. He always insisted on helping out anyone, but once he was helped out himself, bodily. This all happened when he dragged one half of the twins. He stated the next day that he only tied it up a few times before he discovered that one wore a necklace. Corporal, (27); Football, Cullum 4; Hockey Squad, 4, 3; Out- door Meet, 4; Choir, 3, 4; Expert Rifleman. 178 © JOHN RAIKES VANCE Boise, Idaho Jack. Nigger Jack EFORE they learned that he came from Idaho the T. D. decided that he must be a goo-goo, and once the T. D. makes up its mind, there ' s no changing it. Therefore, when the foreign poHcy of the Academy was changed to meet war conditions and it became au fait for our Chino- Malayan guests to be highranking makes, " Jack " blossomed forth in all the glory that the deluded Tacs could shower on him without inciting race suicide. C " Jack ■■ is one of the men it is a real pleasure to have known and worked with, and even if in some future day we run across him holding up a little banana thatched establishment by a nice muddy stream where his brats and carabao can wallow, we ' 11 be proud to take his bull and papers and tell the world he " s " ours. " C What branch docs he want? We must confess we are n ' t sure. It ' s a safe bet that whatever it is " Jack " will go pretty near ranking it. For once Idaho has sent us a man who is both hivey and industrious. WILLIAM TRAVIS VAN DE GRAAFF Tuscaloosa, Ala. Whiffer, Van de Whiffer IT was the sixteenth of June, " as old Victor Hugo remarked, and the " little prairie wild-flower " had been deadbcating peacefully for two days. (He never attended formations, for he could n ' t remember to which company he belonged.) He really needed attention, the rest of us were so far ahead of him. Then came rain. " Poncho ' s will be worn to dinner today. " Now " Whiffer " is a Phi Beta Kappa, one of those hivey collegians of whom one reads in the Cosmo, but " poncho " was unfortunately a word omitted by the Dept. of Greek at Alabama. By a process of elimination he discarded B-plate and laundry bag, and finally appeared just after assembly clad in a poncho wrong side out and hind-side-foremost. Since then " Vandy ' s " life at West Point has been a veritable Chapter of Accidents. C. Justly heralded as one of the greatest gridiron men in the history of Southern football, " Whiffer " met with injury after injury Plebe year, that forced him to watch most of the games from the stands. The next year as we were laying plans to hand the Fifth Straight to the Navy the Big Order came out and ended the " Big Boy ' s " career as a Varsity athlete. C Then there was the Northfield trip. Ask " Whiffer " how he joined the Hypocrites. The T. D. smiled on him, and he drove A Co. all over the Reservation in Yearling summer. Who was it originated the commands " Unstack arms! " " Squads right! Section Halt! " and " Company, whoa! " i - ■? Corporal, (23); Marksman: Camp Illumination, 3. Corporal, (7); Football Squad, 4. 3 ; Monogram : Honorary Captain; Basketball, 1921 Squad, 4; Squad, 3; Indoor Meet, 4; Outdoor Meet; Ass ' t. Sccre ary. Y. M. C. A., 4; Northfield; Athletic Rep rcsentativc, 1921 ; Marksman. r Tvi © HUGH WADDELL Columbus, Miss. Wazzoo ACK in those halcyon days when crawling was the leading indoor pastime and a pair of pigskin putts sold for six dollars, the glorious commonwealth of Mississippi unloaded this tow-haired youth in West Point in the same shipment with Caffey. The boy revelled in the soirees of Plebedom and learned " to welcome each rebuff that turns earth ' s smoothness rough " — and then slipped up in Conies and returned to his sunny Southland to bone for reentrance. C 1920 welcomed him, and the boys in the grocery store did likewise some months later when he returned laden with clippings of " brutal hazing at West Point, " neatly folded in a copy of the G. C. M. O. No. 31. So after serving for a few months on the T. D. of Ignatz Donnelly ' s tin school he came back to us and now he leaves us again, one of us. We wonder if he will not feel out of place next fall when the Yearlings return to speck the open O and the handsome girl determinant. Perhaps in some forlorn cavalry post we may find " Wazzoo " unconsciously piping First Class camp — but the chances are that he will be hard at work saddle-soaping a new pair of boots. C He admits that perhaps Guy V. can ride just a trifle better than he, that maybe Pat R is a little more spoony and that Col. Skee knows just a trifle more of infantry tactics, but aside from these forced confessions he acknowl- edges no superiors in any branch of the military profession. When " Wazzoo " admits he ' s wrong you may be sure that the millennium is closer than the boodlers. JOE HOLLEMAN WARREN Dallas, Texas Tex TT ARREN! Warren! " It ' s the O. C. sounding off I I J for " Tex. " " You were reported absent at draw- VA- ing. " As a glimmer of light penetrates his intelli- gence, Joe may be heard to state, " Ah shuah nough, thought we went to ridin ' this afternoon. " C The Lone Star state sent " Tex " to us as the father of our class. In fact, he had to enter the Academy a day or two too early in order to max the age limit. As a Texas Ranger, Joe is most easily aroused to the discussion of the merit of the state. His chief retort to any slurs on his native commonwealth is, " How come? How come? Ah, guess you all don ' realize the United States is only a part of Texas. " t[ We, who know h im well, realize that as father of his class he considers trouble beneath him and treats the ordi- nary worries of life with contemptuous tolerance. There are three things in life very dear to " Tex " — namely, his mattress, his bed and his red comforter. He devotes him- self assiduously to their use. C Optimist of the Optimists, the Texan is a tonic for we ordinary individuals. A discouraging rumor — " Tex " is the first to discredit it. A cheerful rumor — he is the first to add to it. Easy going and generous to a fault, to help anyone " Tex " would cheerfully give up his beloved red comforter. Corporal, (9); Expert Rifleman: Class Cup Committee; Hun- dredth Night, 4; Class Ring Committee J THOMAS LLEWELLYN WATERS Kingston, Pcnn. Tom. Shanty i HIS, gentle reader, is the original winner of the ■ - walking race. At gathering unto himself the love X and attention of his superiors he has few equals in the glorious history of the Point. During his Plebe year, for various reasons which our young brothers of the Fourth Class will appreciate, he almost lost the power of speech, and forgot what his voice sounded like, altho he has a wonderful line when he gets it going. He once B. S.-ed a Tac who was gigging him for " Spots on floor " into entering a report of " Neglect of government property in allowing water to rot the floor. " Then when he met upwithaTac who I think may best be called Cootie, Thomas assimilated fifty-three demos in one month. This entitled " Tom " to the privileges of a white hope. 41 One reason " Tom " has such difficulties is that he speaks Irish with a P. D. brogue, if you get mc. The language of love is universal, however and when " Tom " settles on the window sill and says, " That same moon is shining in Central Valley, " we all know just what he means. ALBERT COADY WEDEMEYER Omaha, Neb. Al, Weedy " p;= 0. have you found the records yet? " This question W I asked by " Al " on a clear July night about nine _M— , p. m. while the rest of his classmates were supposed- ly at the movies, aroused the curiosity of one drowsy Yearling who had foregone the pleasure of the movies for the soft down of the red comforter and thoughts of fur- lough. C " Keep quiet you nut, " came softly from behind a tent, " You ' 11 give us away. I wonder where all that grape juice is. " d As a result the drowsy one hived the formation and the very next day two of " Al ' s " accomplices experienced all the thrills of a bath in ice water and shoe- blacking. " Al " however was foxy enough to deadbeat the ice tank by going out on dining permit and spending his spare time in other companies. This is one reason why the H Co. Year- lings never saw much of him. Another was his weakness for canoes and Cold Springs. Every afternoon, about two o ' clock, ■■ Al " could be seen uniformed in a blue bathing suit with a wide green stripe around the middle, pushing off from the pier and heading toward the point of Consti- tution Island. Wc never realized till then what an attrac- tion the color green has in feminine eyes. C " Al ' s " one pride is that he is a goat. He lives like the Moroccan Sultan, (apologies to the Sultan) happy through the year and cheerfully goes D. week after week, until the writs come around, when he bucks up with a jerk and manages to get by without taking the count. Hockey Squad, 4; Marksman. Corporal, (44): Baseball Mono- gram, 4; Choir, 4. WILLIAM HOLMES WENSTROM Boston, Mass. Wilhelm. William HA-AF a cup of coffee, please. " C Softly, pleadingly, down the table comes the apologetic appeal at each meal, for " Olaf " is an humble lad and not given to those undignified outbreaks that ease the minds of his messmates and are the only means of getting results at an A Co. table, and so he goes without his " ha-af cup. " Like the holy martyrs that we used to read about, poor Wenstrom has suffered all the tortures that an obstinate Plebe can experience. Kaydet slang to his Boston mind is not to be tolerated and as for smiling — that ' s not done. " Life is real, life is earnest, " for him. C Wenstrom ' s hobby is ordnance and aircraft. He can reel off facts and figures on these subjects like an expert, and gets away with it, for no one knows whether he is bluffing us or not. From a recent performance in the second div he seems to be boning a detail on the T. D. in the near future. His little masquerade, from mustache to colonel ' s braid on his coat, made him exceedingly popular with the classmates that he crawled — so popular that " a party was had. " But genius goes not without an accom- panying touch of eccentricity and we look to " Olaf " to invent a new sky hook, or meet his sad fate while experi- menting with something that does n ' t concern him. He ' li need our good wishes. We give them ! W LENTILHON WHEELER Minnesota Lonty OH, Mr. O. D. sir! Just tell ' em to hold parade until I wrap these belts around my neck, will j-ou? " Such a request from " Lonty " was frequent. The only trouble was that the O. D. never did it. Corporal Wheeler ' s chevrons were lost in his wager with the T. D. that the stretch from Flirtation to his place in ranks could be done in ten flat. C When the O. G. inspected in the afternoon it was a great habit of Kaydet Wheeler ' s to stick his head out of the door with a cigarette in his mouth and sound off " all right. " Toe bad it was n ' t all right for the skag! Who can blame him for forgetting that 1 skag plus 1 O. G.=130 steps per minute, when it is realized that just at that moment he was boning the " Call of the Wild? " C. " Lonty " has a real poetical temperament. He could poem to you until you would think that Shakespeare was a hod carrier. His finishing school veneer and Apollo-like beauty have made even the T. D. jealous. They " shewed " this when the gig-list editor came out with a B.-Ache skin wishing to know more about his interpretations of the latest Broadway dances, as he had started to demon- strate at the hop the night before! C If interested, just persuade him to exhibit the illustra- tions in his album picturing his experiences at the Point. He has some wonderful views of flirtation, (the walk of course) and the beauties, (natural and otherwise) which may be seen there. " Lonty ' s " motto is " Noctu pro more. " Sharpshooter. Corporal, (61 ; Sharpshooter. 1 HOWARD ADAMS WHITE Buffalo. New York " V ACK in tlic early days the boys looked around for 1 " a goat to pull their grinds on. They picked a trio — ij Kilroy. von Babe, and White. It is not hurting the feelings of those who remain to say that Von Babe had a walkaway while he stayed. Then when the competition narrowed down to two, things got serious and indeed when I eliminate the bias that the biographer feels for his subject. I cannot say who wins. White scored one recently when he carried an umbrella on leave. Then Kilroy counter- ed with his best, and " Whitey " is at present thinking hard. Yes, I mean it. C Possibly you ' vc heard that little saying " Hell is paved with good intentions. " That ' s " Whitey " all over. I ' m picking him to fool some of the know-it-alls yet. " Every dog (and every goat) has his day, " and it ' s about time for " Whitey ' s " day to come around. JOHN LEONARD WHITELAW Charleston, South Carolina Jack ■ ' ACK " came to us direct from the Citadel, the O 1 West Point of South Carolina — or, as the Caro- linians have it, West Point is the Citadel of New York, which is geographically slightly wrong, as the place they are thinking of is at Cornwall. As a result of his experience and so forth " Jack " was a corporal during Beast Barracks, and there learned that fundamental principle of local warfare — that the corps always get the blame. " Jack " took that to heart and seeing how true it was later in the season he boned buck as hard as he could deadbeat. l " Jack " loves horses. He has been surprised doing things to a horse in the way of embraces that would n ' t be tolerated even at Cullum. This love for animals makes him a true friend for all his classmates and (except at reveille) " Jack " will be a good fellow with anybody. Outdoor Meet, 4; Expert Rifle- man. STERLING EUGENE WHITESIDES, JR. Texarkana, Ark. Whiter), Gramp Tr HITEY " was bom with a silver shovel in his mouth 1 1 » " " ' " guided his endeavors. He was Vlx also born in a bed, and has never strayed far from his birthplace. Every month he req ' s a new red comforter and every two months a new mattress. Occasionally he leaves his bed to roll a skag, never to police one — just drops ' em on the floor wherever he is reclining. Once he played poker but on the second hand he drew three months, and while playing it cut made up his mind for keeps. C For all this bed fatigue " Whitey " has occasional fits of energy and has been known to play baseball with the best of them. His pitching made him famous as a Plebe. He could throw a seven every time. An old sidekick of Eddie Jones, he has qualified in all of his specialties. C Like most Arkansans (note Steel, Chapline and the amented Brewster — ) he is an Immortal. PHILIP McILVAINE WHITNEY Northfield, Vermont Phil, Whit HIS cute little camouflage bug first became popular ■ ' J thru his silvery voice, trained so well back home X where every night he used to go out behind the barn and call " Come, Bossy. " This early training helped " Phil " to a solo job in the choir. Those of us who have been lulled to slumber by his sweet lullabies on Sundays little suspect the true character that lies within. It is simply a case of wolf in sheep ' s clothes. " Phil " eats ' em alive. C " Phil " is a great dancer. Down in New York the orchestra struck up a weird tune that brought all the Jap guests and waiters to attention with a snap. This must be the new " Tactical Walk " said " Phil " as he gathered up his partner, and he was only saved from a request to commit Harikari by the intervention of the police. C Along with " Phil ' s " other good points he is a great humorist, or at least a would-be humorist. Ever see him imitate the admiral? They say he ' s at his best on leave, though. If that ' s the case we certainly want to go with you in June, " Phil. " We could write volumes on this jovial Vermonter, but space forbids all except a mention of the infantry. ' Nuf said. Baseball Squad, 4: Marksman 184 Outdoor Meet, 4; Expert Rifle- man; Choir, 4, 3; Hundredth Night, 4; Camp Illumination, % . DAVID HORN WHITTIER Boston, Mass. Whit REAT Julius Caesar! Watch that man sweat, " said a file-closer as he watched the flood of apparent _ perspiration roll down the throbbing temples and flushed cheeks of our hero, and trickle down onto a soggy collar. Consternation spread from one file-closer to another. Was the Plebe going to melt in their very presence or were these signs ominous of catalepsy? Whittier was given " at ease, " " rest, " " route step, " in quick succession — all measures were taken to prevent his departure into the never-never land. But the streams of perspiration con- tinued until — O, cruel Fate, — one of the file-closers remov- ed David ' s hat and discovered three large chunks of ice, brought along by David to produce the " honest " sweat upon his brow. Well, once detected, he could n ' t pull that stunt again, — and in accordance with his motto " Mother is the necessity of invention, " to save his shoulders the trouble of making wrinkles he sewed a belt in the back of his Plebe-skin. Not a Plebe enjoyed the reputation for " bracing " that David did — no one could show more wrinkles. This invention was like a godsend until one day David forgot and hung the coat on the tent-rope wrong side out. It was Jim Styron who discovered the contraption and it was David who suffered. CHARLES LINTON WILLIAMS Fort Hauchuca, Arizona Bill, Chas., Cap, Dutch DOW a write up — unless it be an epitaph — is a pretty hard thing to do and especially so in this case for " Bill " is no dead one and the " Bill " we know at reveille is nothing like the one the femmes know at Cullum, a fact which also complicates matters. But be that as it may, through all changes of luck, loves and so forth, he has always time for two great things — Bull Durham and the Doughboys. CL As a Plebe he managed to get away with more acts by virtue of their sheer B.-J-ety than one would ever dream of. There are few who can boast of having smoked a skag on the Diagonal Walk during their Plebe year. " Bill " has a remarkable capacity for boodle, but unlike the typical boodle fighter he is often known to provide his own boodle, which, of course, is not in keeping with the best traditions. C. Tenths may mean gray hair to some K-dets, but not to " Bill. " He is a staunch believer in laissez-faire. Never run after a woman or street car, says our indolent philosopher, " there ' 11 be another along in a minute. " Indoor Meet; Fencing. 4; Sharp- shooter. Corporal, (3); Gymnastics, 4; Outdoor Meet, 4; Marksman; Choir, 4; Hundredth Night, wi , -— — ■ ELLIS VERN WILLIAMSON La Grande. Oregon Eva. Willie v HEN " Eva " left La Grande and the fire warden ' s ■ job in the mountains to ride hi s cayuse down to the Vi entrance exams, the Oldest Inhabitant wished him God speed, as all O. I. ' s usually do, and slipped a rabbit ' s foot of the most uncanny kind in the lad ' s hip pocket. The luck holds, for example: A Tac inspects and finds Lil ' " Eva " the host at a pleasant party. Does Williamson ' s name ever appear on the skin list? Well, perhaps, but it ' s an even break that the Corn ' s clerk will tie the report up in the office and the funny little boy from Oregon gets by as easily as Horowitz would in a goat math section. And so it goes from raking in the blue chips, (on leave, of course) to raking his wife out of the lower bed. Even when Dick Emery pulled his heroic rescue of a mermaid drown- ing in 3 ft. of water it was Dick that got wet and " Eva " who said " You ' d better go in after her, Dick. " C He is famous in the first batt as second only to Gompers as an authority on mattress drill. No blasting in the area can arouse him from his afternoon nap, any more than hours of logical argument can stir him from a decision made • ;» KUb ELL LOWELL WILLIAMSON Logansport. Indiana Bill. Willie OUT in the wilds of the desolate God-forsaken jungle filled with dark and silent Indians he roamed and hunted. He slew the chipmunk with his bare hands; the squirrels fled at his terrible cry, the ferocious rabbit feared him; the dreaded ground hog and the bantam rooster were as babes in his grasp. All the terrible beasts skulked away at his approach. Between orgies he taught school in the little log house in the clearing. C Altho he came out of the country the country did not come entirely out of him. He could n ' t be reconciled to the restrictions of West Point. He went P. S.ing. went to the Fourth Class club in pink pajamas and cleaned his rifle once a week, whether it needed it or not. The Yearlings insisted that he looked bad in pajamas and worse in F. D. uniform and that some of the real estate must come out of his rifle. He became a great favorite with them and accepted many invitations to visit them at their homes. C Russell has always been a little too credulous for his own good. Even after he became a Yearling some unfeeling classmates convinced him that he had a left handed tennis racquet and had him on the verge of buying some left handed tennis balls. Russell has taken with unfailing good humor all the jokes that have been perpetrated on him and does n ' t bite twice. Sharpshooter. CHARLES FORREST WILSON Atchison, Kansas C. F., Dusty •y • ' HIS is Forrest. Any tale about him must begin by f ' telling how he one day told Monk Dickson that his stories were not interesting. Forrest still believes in free speech, but he hesitates to force his opinions on anyone who believes in the forty-five degree angle, the leaning rest, and other Willie pleasures. C While on leave our little Forrest acquired a double set of eyebrows on his face, merely to show the T. D. that he could. For about two hours he was the pride and joy of the A Co. prune hounds, but he soon ran afoul of the T. D. The last time anyone saw his hirsute adornment, Forrest was sneaking toward the sink with towel, razor and mirror. !. Talk about a bluff! He can assume the most knowing look when listening to a discussion about which he knows less than nothing multiplied by the 11th root of zero. A regular old Ichabod Crane he is ! When he joined the Army, Kansas lost a fine tutor for her rural lads and lasses. LEROY CLARK WILSON Chattanooga, Tenn. Woodrow, L. C. TT OODROW ' S " chief joy in life is a good old-fash- I J ioned argument. This besetting sin has kept him VX awake nights arguing with his wives as to whether nut crackers have approached a stage of perfection beyond improvement or whether Ambassador Bryce preferred a " Gillette " or an " Ever-ready. " The subject of the dis- cussion makes little difference to Leroy, who boldly states, on being interviewed, that he knows just as much as " Archimedes, Seneca or Aristotle, or any of the rest of our modem novelists. " C Side by side with his love for argument goes his ability to sling the King ' s English. Being from Tennessee and having traveled extensively it is not unnatural that his appalling output of grammar should be what it is. C Strange as it may seem (he comes from Tennessee) Leroy is far from being a goat. Maybe the cause of this phenomenon is that same ability to put across that fluent line of English. Be that as it may we like " L. C. " well enough to wish him all kinds of luck in choosing the branch he wants. Indoor Meet, Fencing, 4; Sharp- shooter; Choir, 4, 3. 1921 Basketball Squad: Broad- sword, 4; Bayonet, 4; Marks- . .i . WALTER SCOTT WINN, JR. Florence, Alabama Winnie " A woman is only a woman But a good cigar is a smoke. " — Kipling. ; HE Goddess Nicotina gained at least one more ■ ' J worshipper at her shrine during our November leave. Having arrived at man ' s estate, " Winnie " decided to celebrate, and before breakfast on his twenty- first birthday had consumed samples of all the most famous brands of skags, not mentioning a few cheroots. Since then he has never been known to buy or refuse the weed, in any way, shape or form. €1, On one occasion only has he been known to court the favor of the T. D. — on the Yearling hike, when, at one of the critiques, he attempted to tell Tommy how to run a patrol. This sally was greeted with applause by the assem- bled Kaydets, but Tommy only S.I-ed. Since then Winn has been content to let the T. D. overlook his abilities. CHARLES MAINE WOLFF Plattsburg, N. Y. Charlie QOW who sprang that one? " You may rest assured that if it is a grind, " Charlie " Wolff had some- thing to do with its conception. Somehow they all originate with him. If you are ever in a crowd which needs mirth, just send for " Charlie, " for his merry laugh and Charley Chaplin antics aresure to arouse your slumbering joy . C When he first came to West Point he told us he was going to be an engineer, but the cavalry chiefs managed to convince him that their branch most needed his uplifting efforts, and today he is one of our leading exponents of the equestrian art. He thinks horses, talks horses, and has even developed a little horse sense. C Chevrons have never adorned our hero ' s sleeve but. somehow or other his dress coat has worn exceedingly well without them, for the dear boy is the personification of neatness, which, added to his perfect independence, leaves little room for Cadet Store decorations. C The chief diversion for the D Co. rabble last summer consisted in a daily drag for " Charlie " as a result of his continued refusal to decorate the area with his presence. This in itself was not so bad but " Charlie " persisted in spending the time allotted for this purpose at the brew bucket, with the result that when the boys returned from their jaunt, cold water had to quench their thirst, and incidentally " Charlie ' s " frame in the bargain. In spite of this the lad continued to grow, especially in the abdominal regions, until now he can make President Taft look like a shadow. I Indoor Meet, 4. Basketball, 1921 Squad: Sharp shooter. 189 FRANCIS OTIS WOOD Albuquerque, New Mexico Oie, Mexican HIKE a thief in the evening he crept silently into our midst, the original hard man from the wild and wooly West. Straight from the tarantulas, Spanish daggers and his beloved cactus, " Ote " came here to seek civilization, and found it worse than New Mexico. Our veneer isn ' t " Ote ' s " style, and he still maintains doggedly that conversation before morning b-food is absolutely supernumerary. The sphinx himself is worse than your chattering flapper, compared to " Ote ' s " linguistic over- flows. C ' As impassive as an owl, when you venture into the little game on the Fourth Floor, you invariably discover this same wise bird nesting over all the matches in sight. C The only respects in which Otis fails to measure up to Wm. S. Hart standards is that he prefers the hard seat on a brewery truck to equitation minus spurs, and he does n ' t bone hair trigger hip-shooting, — for when " Ote " starts to fire, his hands simulate Paderewski doing a TREMOLO ENERGETICO. C Otis put the big blot on the ' scutcheon when he got the first S. O. slug. Never rated as a snake, he made bold to p. s. his lady love on one fatal Sabbath mom, at an hour dedicated by the T. D. to sacred meditation, — in truth beware the siren ' s wiles. JOHN MORRIS WORKS Ennis, Texas Moll " — J ' OHN MORRIS and Abe Spring were the night- Q 1 mares of Plebe summer. Abe Spring and John V. A ' Morris were the nightmares of Plebe winter. Abe Spring was the nightmare of somebody else ' s Plebe summer, too, but John Morris met up with Guy V. and went home for the summer season. There he had all sorts of a good time and did n ' t come back till just before Graduation, when all sins were forgiven and forgotten. Off again. On again. Now he is a joint proprietor and banker of the 4th Div. Casino, a promoter of the 4th Div. Musical Assn.; by virtue of the first, rich; by reason of the second, popular; and in both, a crook of the Wallingford type. C. As you may have gathered from the above, Morris is a hard bird. He is both, especially when he is asleep. His local name, given at our annual baptism in F Co. of which John Binder was sponsor and Cindy Broome was god- mother, is Seldom Works, which is now becoming Never. This prevents misunderstanding in the community, for John hates to be misunderstood. ©; WILLARD GORDON WYMAN Damariscotta. Maine Bill ILL " first came to fame in summer camp. Nobody could pronounce his podurk beyond the first syllable. " Where are you from, Mr. Ducrot? " some Yearling wculd yell. " Damariscotta, sir. " " Don ' t you use profanity around here. Mister " and " Bill ' s " chin would begin to retreat. C Efficiency was a failing of " Bill ' s " until it grew to be a habit. When a Plebe he would rise with the gun, dress in seven seconds, and sweep out the room before first roll. Alas, poor " Bill! " One cold December morn about 2 a. m., the frigid north wind slammed his door wiih a terrific bang. Seven minutes later having dressed and swept out, " Bill " rushed madly down stairs, arousing Conny from his fitful slumber. After a painful reflection " Bill " must have decided that efficiency was not so wonderful after all, as he often runs late to reveille just like the rest of us. €L " Bill " has always yearned for the cavalry. When a mere lad of six he could ride a stick horse better than any other boy in Damariscotta. Even now he gallops to reveille. On the Plebe hike he was very anxious to get on a cossack post, but imagine his disappointment when he found there were no horses. Recently his esprit de corps was completely shattered. " Bill " took the hurdles, but the horse went around while an admiring audience of podunk femmes looked gleefully on. Now " Bill ' s " yellow stripe is tarnished we fear. EDWARD HAMILTON YOUNG Washington, D. C. Ham nAM " dropped in among us one rainy day in June 1917, in a comatose state, having traveled from Coney Island, the scene of the last revelry before abandoning all hope. " Say, gimmie a cigarette, " will be reme mbered by his classmates long after he has returned the primal dust. C Rumors are food and drink to our hero. Whenever Billy has a good one " Ham " promptly grabs it, and can be heard proclaiming to eager ears; " Hey, I got a new rumor — Billy says it ' s official, he got it out of the Com ' s waste basket! " And when there are no rumors from Billy, he goes right ahead and puts out one of his own inventions. C Whenever Bull is rolled and Fatima ' s sweet aroma curls ceilingward, " Ham " may be found, the center of a spell-bound audience, spinning yams of tropic climes and pirate gold. Rolling-stone, knight -errant, world-wanderer, all of these is " Ham. " If one should pause near his room most any afternoon he would be drawn through the portal to sit for hours as if under the magic spell of some mystic man, listening amazed to the infinite variety and the spice of the gorgeously camouflaged tales that flow from " Ham ' s " lips like sparkling drops from an eternal fountain. Cullum Hall Squad, 3; Outdoor meet, 4; HundrethJNight, 4: Sharpshooter. WAYNE CLIFTON ZIMMERMAN Wadena, Minn. Zimm, Heinle IMMERMAN has always hoped to fox the T.|D. For example let us take the night that " Zimm " _ earned himself a place on the pick and shovel detachment, U. S. M. A. In the wee small hours of a dark night, the G Co. Yearlings plodded the muddy up hill trail from Fort Montgomery to Popolopen. Mysteriously a message came back that all was not well at the camp. The Colonel had found only his stable guard at 10:13 p. m. Early returning Second Classmen were posted to apprehend the delinquents so the story r an. Most cf the revelers with quaking hearts reported themselves. Did " Heinie? " He did not. No sentinel was going to catch him — not on your life. With true Indian stealth he made a circuitous tour. Plunging thru bushes, falling over rocks, wriggling along the ground, tearing his clothes, " Zimm " approached the edge of the woods bordering the camp. He paused, looked around, saw no sentinels. A dash, a stumble over tent-ropes and our hero was beside his own bunk — a good hour after all the others. With a sigh of relief, he muttered, " Safe at last. " At this point a sleepy gunner rolled over and ruined " Zimm ' s " dream by growling, " Aw, go on up and report your return, the Colonel ran a check. " So " Heinie " joined the road gang. C " Heinie " may have got caught that time, but he is usually right there with the best of us, whether it be steal- ing tenths from the instructors or officiating at a boodle fight. In fact we pick him for a winner. And finally, of course, comes the " End Man. " JOHN STUDENT OFFICER ZOOID West Point, N. Y. Zooey, S. O., S. O. L. XF you would know the history of this man ' s Kaydet days, read over the list of activities joined hereto, and note the medals on that manly chest — the Didy Pin, the Northfield medal, and the W. W. Barton Memor- ial, awarded each year to the most distinguished gumstick in the Corps. No wonder that when first class camp came along (which it never did) he hauled off First Captaincy without a kick even from Joe Dalbey. We might add that he and McAuliffe are still tied for the tiddlywinks title. C But it is not these material glories of life that I want to emphasize. It is the inner man, revealed to so few; the clear sense of duty; the faith in his fellows; the trust in divine inspiration. All of these go to make a side of " Zooey " known to but few men, and those who have penetrated his reserve prize highly the honor they have won. Why, " S. O. " would almost rather lose a tenth than a friend. C " S. O. L. " boned successively the Elite, the Field, the Coast, the Doughboys, and the Philipine Scouts. Finally he put in for Jim Europe ' s Jazz Band. Whatever branch he gets, will find him a live and efficient crapshooter and one of the keenest files that ever went through the shoots. ' " Zooid " — A low form of animal life. -Webster. Ask Davidson . 4, ' Marksman; Football Squad, 4,3. Corporal (Color) (Milk); Cap- tain (1); Choir; Howitzer (Subscriber); Y. M. C. A.; Student Officers, D.S.C. and Adjutant; Star: Board of Governors Fourth Class Club; Editor, " The Laundry List ; " Published the " Days to June " and three " Hun- dredth Night Speeches ; " Toasted " Lulu, " New Year 3; Northfield. -4C. 1 r asiualti i£Si . I V A Vt ' V ■ V 1921 4 l-V A ' Adiuns, ( ' . M. Gibson Rabby Adams, E. A. Gilmartin Rees Alvord Gleason Rex Haker, J. W. Greenlaw Richart Hartley, R. H. Grey, H. Roberts Be vans, J. " SI. Harrison Ross, H. D. Beyerle Hawkins Ross, W. W. Blackburn Heffernan Sargent Bolding Herrick Scullin Boring Hoffman, H. A. Simmons Bradley, R S. Hyman Simonini Bradshaw Jeffries Sloan Brandoni Jones, H. C. Smith, L. (i. Bratton Laidlaw Smith, O. M. Brewster Lebling Stackhouse Brownell McAllister Stauffer Buck INIcCabe Stodter ( " arder McGowan Strickland Cassell McQuarric Swan ( ivitt MacMillan, A. R. Thomas ( ' awley MahoncN-, ' . E. Tomey ( ' hai)inau, H. .1 Manees Von Babo Cockrell Mitchell Von Toerne Costigan Morris White, J. C. Creigliton Murphy, D. (). White, J. H. ( ' ross Niblack Wigley Davis, .1. W. Oliphant, T. A WiUard Dunuclly, R. 15. O ' Niell Wilson, L. C., 1st Donoxaii Osbourno Woodson Downing Perwoin Wulfekuhler Kstill Porter, J. L. Yeary Fasiiaclil Post Young, C, P. l ' " ra .i ' r Putnam Shonlls ■ e OODHV, ov.v, r„i ihni I haven ' t one regret There ' s nothbig left to do But slumber mid forget Dynes differentiatio)i Pi, e, and integratio i For we ' ll iot come back to you March order. Bring on the border, March Order, lie ' re thru. ' l A CHAPTKR OF ACCIDKNTS beiii excerpts Jro)n the diar oj ]. H. I)i iKor, class of ii)2i I ' . S. M. . . -j t, X ' v,-; I ' !jJJ N. ! 1 , 1917. Received wonl r ' O ' yv ' I W fi ' iliiytromtheStateCapitol at I won the competitive t am tor West Point. 1 was so tickieil I could n ' t think of anything else all morning, and not stooil in the corner tor not pa ing attention in spelling class. • June S, 1917. Just think ot it, 1 start tor West Point tomorrow. I wonder what it ' II all be like. The circular says we have dancing and swim- ming and boxing and drill and live in camp all Summer. That ought to be just great. I always did like to camp out. Maybe they ' 1! teach us the new dances. 1 W like to be able to fox trot like that cit ' gu that was up here to the F.aster Ball in the town hall. I suppose we won ' t ha e to stay tour years now that we are in the War. It ' d be just great to get through in a year or so and go over across. If I was old enough ! ' d go into an Officers ' Training Camp like Jim Black ' s cousin did. Well, I ' II go over and say gooil-bye to Sue, I guess. She ' s a mighty fine girl. Gee, but I wish this place was n ' t so far from West Point. I do kind of hate to leave home, with the folks all so good to me now because I ' m going to be away for two whole years. It ought to be a dandy trip though. Just think ot seeing New York. Why, it ' s almost ,?oo times as big as the State Capitol. ( ee Whiz ! In,- i,„„,,i „i i,u („ tiol Imfr •j July 4, 1917. This is the first chance I ' ve had to write since I left home. If I ' d known what this place was like, I ' d have never come. I feel like I ' d been blindfolded and turned around and around till T don ' t know where I am. But ma be 1 ' ti better begin at the beginning. I had Fuil Dress Hal Drill a dand) ' trip up here. New York is a regular place. I went to the Hippodrome. There were more people there than there are in the whole town at home. I went up with some guys I met on the train that were coming up here, .■ fter- wards we went to a cabaret or something ot the kind. I n?ver saw anything like it before. Why, Those (iiiarJ Tours all the women did n ' t wear hardly anything, and they all smoked cigarettes. I should n ' t think they ' d allow them to. I was glad when we came awav. K June 14th we all came up on the 7:00 o ' clock train. There must have been a couple hundred of us get off at West Point. The first thing we did was to climb a great long hill and line up in front of a door where we had to turn in all our money. I hateti to turn in that Sio.oo that Aunt Rowena gave mt- and 1 did n ' t spend in New York. After that, things began to happen in a hurry. A big handsome man in a gray uniform came up to four or five of us and said just like he was mad about something, " You men stand up around here. Turn down the cuffs on those trousers. You man, put your hat on the front of your head. Now form a column of twos and come with me. " I did n ' t see why he acted so angry. We had n ' t done anything. I soon learned how they all treat you here, though. Then we had to report to a lot ot men, and they .1 PMe ' s Life all got mad because we did n ' t say " Sir " to them. How were we to know? After that I stood arouiul for a moment, until some one came up to me and said, " Mr. Ducrot, what are you doing standing here? You pick up a D. T. and get your equipment! Speed up about it, you understand? " I never had a clear idea of what happened those next few days. I ran around with a mattress and laundry bags, I double timed up and down stairs, I drilled and drilled and drilled some more. I went over to the gymnasium and raised my chest for an officer over there, until I thought it would split, and all the time I never got a chance to eat in peace. They ' re always bothering you in the Mess Hall. You have to sit up so straight, and they I keep yelling at nou all the time tn do this or that. It ' s the noisiest plaee I was ever in. I i think they W have better manners. .And we iln nothing liut shine our shoes anil polish our breast plates anil take baths anil go around to the company office and get crawled. Some of those I ' pper Classmen that drill us are awtully mean. They get mail il you have a speck ot lint on your coat, or even if " you look at them some- times. We can only wTite one letter a week, and that has to go home. I fooletl them last week though, ' cause I put a letter to Sue inside my letter to mother. There are some good fellows in this ilivision. The I ' pper Classmen are always calling out orders that none of us can uniler- stand, and there ' s one fellow, named Joe i " li •• Co. Cranston, who always pipes up afterwards " May I ask a question. ' What was that last order, sir? " anil some one always comes up and crawls him. It ' s Fourth of July today. They sent me over to the cadet store to get a laundry bag of fire-crackers this morning, but they must have made a mistake, because it was n ' t open. We did n ' t have any drills this afterncK)n and can visit each other in different divisions of barracks, and here I ' ve wasted most of the aftern(K)n writing this. - Aug. JO, 1917. The First Class (1918) graduates ttxlay. It gives you a funny feeling to see them all leaving. I wonder if I ' II ever be among those who go up tor their sheepskin. It must have made old Steve Place, the class goat, feel good when they clapped him the way they did. Well, this means Summer is over, and we go to bar- racks tomorrow. It ' s the longest Summer I ever spent, too. Some different from what I thought Siintltiy .ijleniorjii it would be. Why camp is n ' t really camping at all. It sure was hard at first. Nothing but drill and clean equipment, and more ilrill and more equipment. Maybe I was n ' t homesick some of those nights during the first couple of weeks. But things went better after we got used to it. The I ' niirrh Class club is a great jiiace to dead- Preliminary Tiirj ei beat, and hear the line of B. S. that old ' on Babo and I.avagnino hand out. We had some g(H)d laughs, too, at some of the gross stunts that Kilroy pulled off. Then there was that time it was so hf)t that we did n ' t have drills for three days. It gave me a chance to drop a line to Sue again. I only had to walk guard five times this Summer, because the short company 199 .. clerk put me on two days in succession. We had a visit from a Russian General, and gave him the " Long Corps yell. " He spoke pretty good English for a Russian. The best fun all Summer was Camp Illumination. We had to do a lot of work but it was worth it. I a:ot a chance to ! J The Choir dance several times, and there were some nice girls, too. They did n ' t give us any rest after- wards though, but sent us off on the Hike the next Monday morning. Gee, but it was great to get a bit of freedom. The Upper Classmen did n ' t crawl us a bit, and we had some good times evenings. Thev had a dandy bonfire and Double Shelter Tents rally at Stony Ford. Little and Reese made a hit with " We ' re both two damned hard men, " and Jack Hinton made a hit with " Doughboys, cavalry, all you branches come. " The football season must be great with the spirit they have here. Gee, I hope there ' s a Nav (janie. I had a dandy deadbeat on the Hike, because I was on Kitchen Police for eight days and did n ' t have to march, but rode on the wagon. I ' m glad they gave us this graduation week to rest up in though. H Nov. 29, 1917. Here it is Thanksgiving after- noon, and no Navy Game. I sure am glad I went out for football. The training table is wonderful. The best food I ever ate, and I did n ' t have to sit up in the Mess Hall all Fall. Maybe next Yea! Christmas year I can make the first team. " Ollie " sure is a wonderful player. Our season was n ' t so bad after all, considering that there was no Navy Game. That Notre Dame game was a heart- breaker, and they did well to beat us 7 to 1. We made up for it when we beat Brickley ' s Boston College team 14 to 7, though. If ' idal hadn ' t been on the area, we ' d have had a wonderful team, especially if Van de Graaff ' s knee had n ' t been hurt. That Navy Game is what we wanted for a regular old football season though. I can see that already. They certainly have a system all their own here when it comes to studies. I thought it was yoiiiy; to lie pretty easy for me, and here I am in the Sth section in Math. I ' m going to buck up though. At that barracks is a whole lot nicer than camp. Sue has n ' t written to me for a month. She must have another fellow hy now. Well, I should worry. There arc lots at keen temmes aroimd here. Wait until we can go to the hops next Summer. Feb. lo, 191H. We ' re ail in quarantine now because ot the measles. It ' s great stuff, only it get kind of tiresome sometimes. The Upper Classmen let us do whatever we please as long as studies are stopped. We have to take outdoor Fiirea-fl lo iht ouni exercise two hours a day. It reminds me of Christmas week. That was the tun. Most of the I pper Classmen were away, so we had the place mostly to ourselves and nothing to do but loaf, except the men who got turneil out. We hail lots of fun at the inter-company games. Our company won the Chaplains supfx-r for the greatest number ot first places. Say, but there were a lot of our class tound in January. .About 50 of them, and some g(K)d men, too. It ' s a shame to lose Mc( arrie. h he had n ' t been 1) he ' d have shown them all how to play football. Hundreilth Night Show comes pretty srKin. I hope quarantine is over before the 2:nd, because it will be a lot more fun to go it there are some femmes around here then. ' June 15, 191H. There ' s certainly been a lot going on this Spring. I tiid n ' t have any idea that time would pass so quickly. Why, back around Huiulredth ight I thought recognition was a hurulred years away. There was a Hundredth Night Sliow, too, if tuiarantine The Blut Devils had n ' t spoiled it all for the I ' pper Class- men, because none of their femmes could go, and there was n ' t any hop. The most excitement around that time was the Indoor Meet, though. That was some battle. We just beat the Year- lings for second place by winning the tug-of- war, the last thing on the program. Old Wallv F.still sure deserved a uold medal for all the points he won tor us. I guess we showed the Yearlings something that time. Drills started again right after that. Some soiree, but they made the time go faster. That, with the baseball season and visits from the Blue Devils, and the Princeton .Aviators and a bunch of commissions, made the days left till June just travel. Remem- ber May 5, when 1919 learned that they were to mifiil eraduate in June? We thought sure we ' d be recognized then, but the shorts would n ' t do it. I ' m glad of it now, for we had a regular June week. Say, boys, they treated us right that time. And then when they did recognize us after graduation parade. " Ain ' t it a grand and could n ' t turn around. 1919 graduated next morning. For the second time we saw Secretary Baker present the diplomas. General March was there, too. It was a sure ' nough graduation all right. After graduation was over they read us out the new makes. I got a corp.. No. 34. Wait till Miss New York sees my gold chevrons. Half of the new First Class goes on furlough the first of the Summer and half the last, so I guess their makes are n ' t going to be the permanent ones. Perhaps ours are n ' t either. We are all piping Yearling camp to beat the dickens now. Boodle corps are all set, and just think ot three hops a week ! glorious feeling " to have the man who has crawled you all the year turn around and grab you by the fist. That was some June Week all around. Did n ' t the boys in 1920 clean up on us in the Outdoor Meet, though? Four records smashed. Some trio, ' idal, Xiles, and Shrader, Oiildonr Sports " , .Auii. 29, 1918. Well, well, another summer gone. This was some different from the last, too. I believe the most enjoyable period of the whole summer was the first three weeks in camp before the Plebes came over. We got together 500 ards jj great style, and everyone had a good time some athletes! That man Vidal can do any- with no one to bother or look after us. I found thing. But to get back to graduation. They let lots of fellows I never knew before or did n ' t us go to the hop the night before. I dragged care for were pretty good scouts. That was blind, a keen femme from New York. She could some fairwell brew fight we gave the foundlings dance to beat four of a kind. Say but there was in B Co. Fifty-two men from our class and a mob at that hop. Kaydcts so thick you seven from 1920 found in June. That was some record, unheard of in theannalsot the Acadciiu . ecimpaiiy th:it Lame home with dry clothing on. They got some good men, Smith, I,, (i.. Hut I ' m way ahead ot my story ot thcjse first Brewster, Post, Jones, H. C, and a hunch ot tiiiee weeks. Doc Johnson ' s .A Co. baseball others. We had all kinds of kin liragging the rabble trimmed everything in sight. In tact we new corps. Our drills were pretty gooil spt)rt. won so much pie and ice cream that finally the We had P. M. E. first, running a traverse up other companies refused to lay a frieniily wager through the hills. There were excellent chances to sleep in the shade on warm afternoons. Then came our week on the rifle range. We got a chance to tool a bit with machine guns, too. After that we hail riding anil special infantry and coast artillery. Thev diiln ' t hold a candle to the fieUl artillery iiike that came next, though. We had more fun there than most all the rest of the summer. I ' II bet every Yearling in the class has eaten pie at .Mrs. Stevens ' . Then we fired our first service ammu- nition from Redoubt No. 4. It ' s really ijuite exciting to fire one of those three inch field pieces for the first time. .After that we had some mixed drills, and then built bridges ilown at the Engineers ' docks. I ' II never forget the Admiral and " Flotilla ' Tention " while we rowed those heavy pontoon boats all over the river. One dav there was n ' t a man in the with us. " Who ' s going mermaiding, " used to be a familiar cry of a pleasant afternoon. I could n ' t see that mermaid stuff, but it was great fun to take out your canoe and follow up the river in the wake of a string of barges, iust lying there ami letting the umlertow do the work. Then we had movies and P. S. — ing and color lines and hops. So much going on I did n ' t have time to write letters home even. The Plelies were a sketch this year. They put them all in the north ends of the company streets, with only eight nursemaids in charge of their section. We could n ' t even uo in that halt of the camp without permission. Some change from last summer, I ' 11 tell the world. Now it ' s over with I ' m glad they did n ' t molly- coddle us, though. About the only time those of us who were n ' t nursemaids saw them was the funeral of the B Co. Easjle. Mr. Armstrong P tfilb was a max as preacher of the funeral sermon. Those same nurses (the highest ranking corps) missed some good times when the Duke de Duma and Doc Johnson and his trusty squad of bucketeers got vieing with each other to see who could produce the most original kind of drag. When the second furlough came around ments, so our company chipped in and got a lot of ice-cream and cookies and punch for us to feed the femmes out of our mess kits during intermission. I met the best looking femme I ever saw. She ' s a wonder, a movie actress from New York. Says she ' 11 come up to the next hop with me. We had to go on the hike right after Camp Illumination. It was soine time this year, too. They let us go into towns instead of keep- ing them all off limits as usual. One good thing about it was that we changed details oftener this year, not all doughboys for us. At the end of it we had a night attack down by Bear Rock. A Good Grind there were no second class in camp over Sunday, so we had to run parade. Buck as adjutant was a max, and the rest of the high-ranking boys did their part fairly well. Camp Illumination was pretty good this car. We had a hop in Cullum, so the Plebes had camp pretty much to themselves. They did n ' t have any refresh- 204 Dr,ig Please It was just like it must be over there, except there was no enemy. I saw it all from Redoubt No. 1 and if anything ever seemed real that did. Our battery kept up a barrage for several hours, and all the time we could look down and see the rockets and flares and star shells and hear the rattle of Springfields and the machine gims sounding just like the motor boats down home. Gee, but it makes you wish you could go over there. I feel as if I was dead-beating on the rest of the boys all the time. Why even old " Ed Jones " down home, who was worthless as they make them, is across in the machine guns and wounded twice. Well, maybe we ' 11 get our chance vet. • ' Nov. 5, 1918. This is the first chance I ' ve had to write since Oct. , 1- • ' great day, that! I can remember now how the rumor started just before dinner, and " Gene " ' idal wanted to bet 20 that an order would be read out at noon that we ' ll graduate. It got all arounil at the training table, so we knew something big was up when we were all called into the main Mess Hall for the publication of orders. Then Beebe called the " bat " to attention, and Tommy got up all serious as usual and told us that the order about to be read would test our discipline to the utmost. We must stand at attention for 5 minutes after it was read. Then it came. (Jraduation of ' 20 and ' 21 Nov. 1st. I jt hijty The feelings o those next 5 minutes are iniles- cribable. Joy, sorrow, a desire to laugh, anger at Joe for smiling, a thousand thoughts at once. I never made or hcani so much noise in my lite as there was after Tommy said " Now make as much noise as you want to tor 5 minutes. " Everyone just went crazy. But it ilid n ' t take long to settle down, for there was serious work ahead of us to do three years work in three months. We dropped t K)t ball just as I was put on the first team. Just my luck. From Oct. t, . until graduation was just one lecture alter another, everyone working the limit. We had a big " Flu " epidemic right in the middle of things to make matters worse. I got it just in time to miss out on tiic Sunda clothini; cxhiiiits of New York firms, so 1 was lucky to have any eciuipment to wear home. When graduation finally came we could n ' t have any hop on account of the " Flu " quarantine. Some grad- uation! Of course wc had our parade, and The Giiiyj uiuS U ' iiiUi al H ' ar exercises the next day. We did n ' t get any liplomas, as they will be sent to us later. Col. 1 illman. Gen. Jervey, and .Asst. Sec. Crowell spoke. The latter promised us we ' d be over insitle of fiHir months if the war kept on. And now it looks like it woulti stop before we get our chance. Well, we finally got packed up and off, and here I am home once more, waiting for orders. Jan. I, i rf . Back again. I can ' t get over it, and I might have been in CJermany nr Siberia by now if thay had n ' t signed that armistice. Still, I guess we ' d better make the best of it. Anyhow I had a good leave. Sue Norton is engaged now. Why, she is n ' t even pretty. Say, but talk about the week-end I spent in New York on my way back here. Some time, boy, some time! Maybe that movie actress isn ' t a wonderful femme. Well, we got back here Dec. 3, and have to stay till June 15. It ' s a good enough place to be now that the war is over, in fact, better than most. ' 20 must be all in training camps still. It seems funny as the devil to be an officer and yet almost a Kaydet at the same time. Thev certainly mean to work us. Only Christmas and New Years days. The Christmas tree we had in Molitor ' s room was a max. It helped the evening out a whole lot in the first div. 1[ April 5, 1919. Only two more months and we ' 11 be through for good. This has been the openest winter I ever saw. We have n ' t had three inches of snow all winter, and so warm it just spoiled the hockey season. Riding has gotten a lot of goats. I lost count myself, after the 13th time I ' d been policed. I think I hold the record. The com has started a new idea about hops. We have only twelve o ' clock hops now, twice a month for us and once tor the Kaydets. It makes things a lot better. Hun- 206 dredth Night show was a cold max this year. I don ' t see how the Plebes did it under the circumstances. The indoor meet gave the A class a chance to pull the same stunt on us that we did on ' 20 a year ago. We get twenty-four hour leaves once a month now. That with a trip The last lufiiring of the Grey to see the 27th Division, (who won the war) in their home-coming P-rade, broke up the first month of drill very nicely. This month there are rumors of a trip to Watervliet that sound pretty good. Back Jx. ' ii ' i % Our drills this Spring are the best ever. That certainly was good when the suspension bridge broke at P. M. E. " Section ' Ten-shon! Sine should have been cosine! " Gee, but I hope I get all right for leave this month, specially since the supe says we can wear silver chevrons. But Math., and Phil., and Chem how do they get that way? Mky . . j, 1 tdr- « »r„-... , ' a,Ul flgggU .Mgfgg. UWH e CLASS SONG ?V (Titiir: Till c nicer auain) -«Sf!S AND !} kuk , if) , stand dl ' Tn-oity- I one, ,Ere we part ic ioi kayth ' t t avs are done — Smoke from our last sunset gun Drifts across the plant, my comrades. Stand a moment H ' hile ice look before; (ir:e a a ' ni the pledge we gave of yore: l)i ' i -, Honor, Coin ' trv, Corps! Till lie meet agani. f)iinrl ( Irrcstorp Rlinboku TPcst point (DiliJarp Qfjapcl Drsigiitb .itifi if xrdilrb bn iflllll.im Mllllrt .1M , iinic Urr Wlillct Ms. THE CLASS OF TWENTY TWO « CLASS ROLL 1922 .? ' Abel . . . . Y. Blackwell . . S. D. Clendenen Cal. 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Fulton . U. S. A A vera Kla. Burkart Pa. Curtis Conn. Gailey . Ga. Bailcv, G. W. R. I. Burns, D. S. .Ariz. Daniel, M. W. Ind. Garrison N.J. Bailev, H. C. Pa. Burt , . . Cal. Daniel, R. K. Tenn. Barvin Ark. Bailev, M. A. Ohio Bvers Ohio Davidson, J. I.. X. Y. Gay Pa. Balloii, . S. Kan. Caldwell, I.. R. Tenn. Davis, T. E. W. -a. George U.S. A Ballou, P. H. Vt. Calhoun Va. DeGraaf X. I. Gibson, W . V. Iowa Bare Ohio Campbell . . Va. Denson X. C. Gignilliar H. S. Barhvdt , , , N. Y. Carev, A. G. Md. Dicken . . . Mich. Gilbert Ohio Barker . . . S. D. Carev, I. A. U. S. A. Diggs U. S. A. Gillette D. C. Barnev , . . Y. Carr ' " 111. Dillon . . . N. Y. Gilmartin X.J. Bartlott, I.. V. U. .S. A. Casev N. Y. Dixon, F. S. . N. C. Ginsberg . III. Bartlett, K, B. H. S. Casgrain , . U. S. A. Doan Neb. Gleason . R. I. Bartletr, W. H. Mich. Cassidy . . N. Y. Donnelly, R. B. Mo. Goff . . U. S. A Seattle . Y. Chapman, H. ]. Kan. Doolittle X. M. Greenlaw Wis. Beckman Pa. Chapman, K.. " V. Ind. Dowd X. Y. 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Krcugcr, R. H. Uke Lambert . I nahan . I ngevin I-anklord Larner Larson [..astavo l.nva M.iss. Del. Mo. Wis. N. Y. Vt. 111. V. Va. N. Y. Wis. Ga. N. Y. Texas S. C. Mass. N. Y. Ind. V. S. A. Ark. Wash. S. C. . D. Vt. 111. I «va N. C. Texas Minn. N. D. r. s. A. Miss. lexas Mo. N. C. Mass. Ohio Ga. Mo. U. S. A. Large N. Y. Tcnn. Pa. Del. Ark. N.J. Nev. Md. Texas .Miss. Texas U. S. A. Iowa 111. Miss. I ' . S. A Ga. Cal. Col. Ind. Minn. N. C. 111. I . S. A. Mass. s. c. Md. Iowa V. S. A. l.iKimcistcr 1 ..IW rciHc, B. (i. I.azcnby I.earnard l.cchey I.cmnitzcr I . M. Lewis, T. 1-. I.ich enwaltiT Lindsay, J. R. Link Long, H. Long, W. D. Louprer . Lowry, L. B. I.unn . Luvties Lynch, J. T. l.vstad McBlain McClenaghan,G.P. S. C. .McCormick Oh .McCullough, A. L. W I •. S. A W. a. L-. S. A Cal. Alaska I ' .i. V. .,. H. S. Neb. Large L ' . S. A. Tenn. Pa. Mass. Fla. Texas Mo. . Liss. V. S. A. Large .S. McDonald Mchaddcn Meow McMillan, W. W McMillin, J. . 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J .Sturman .Sullivan, K. J. .Sullivan, P.J. Summers .Swan Swart Taney Tanner ' Tavlor, R. ' Thaver . Thorn . . Timmer lombaugh Tomcy ' Tompkins Tottcn Travis Trimble. K. Trimble. R. S. Tully . . Turnbull . L ' nistcd . Van Sicklcr . ' anturc Vauiihan, T. H. ' ogel W ihl, L !•■. . Wakefield Walker, P. W. Walker, j. H. W.,11, P.L. Walsh, I. -. W.ird Warren, J. W. Warren, R. . Watson, W. .A. Watt Wear Welch, R. O. West . Wevcr White, D. c;. W hitc, T. D. White, W. C. Whiteheail Whitmore Wilkinson, R. B Williams. K. T. Williams. H. K. Williams. J. G. Williard Wilson, (;. W. R Wilson, L. .M. Wilson, W. S. Winslow . . Wischart Withers, W. I Woffor.l . . W.xhI, C. O. Wo«l, w. s. Woodward Wright Wyllic Yancey ' ' oung, C. P. Tenn. Kv. C. S. A. I ' . .S. A. Ga. Pa. Mass. Va. Neb. S. D. Minn. Ark. I ' . S. A. I ,arge W. ' a. Ohio Ind. Ohio N. Y. Large Ohio Wash. Wyo. Large Mich. Pa. Cal. U. S. A. S. D. C(,l. Kv. Me. Wash. N. M. Kla. Conn. .Miss. Ala. N. C. .Miss. Ind. Kan. Kan. L. .S. A. l S. A. N. H. III. .Me. H. S. III. Minn. .Mich. N. Y. Lr. S. A. Large Mass. Md. Large L ' . S. A. Kan. Wis. S. C. r. S. A. Wis. Kv. U.S. A. Pa. Va. R. 1. i«er CLASS HISTORY 1922 S ITH feelings ranging from those ot the con- quering hero down to the proxerhial lamb led to the slaughter did we climb the long hill that leads from worldly life to clois- tered oblivion. No hydra-headed mon- ster guarded the portals, no inscription " Abandon Ye All Hope Who Enter Here " met our innocent gaze, but how quickly the blessed light of day seemed extinguished when once we were within. After a series of soul-stripping jolts we settled down with a sickening thud into the harassed existence oi the lowest ot the Beasts of the field. Bath formations, drill formations, sight-seeing formations, an unending round of formations, served to initiate us thoroughly into the great indoor sport of the Kaydet — Piping. Vhile under the sternly efficient tutel- age of the Beast Detail, we piped camp; •once there, the horde ot inquisitive Yearlings, the eternal soiree ot pomade and cot-sticks, the daily forced marches over the pitiless hills, unde r the fero- cious tropical sun, all combined to make us fervently pipe the return to barracks. And now we are most earnestly " pip- ing " Yearling Camp. 11 The Juliettes entered just before we went to camp, and we haci a tew bright moments gloating over their misfortune in missing out on our delightful Three Weeks - « ] Two events of roseate tint relieved the uniformly indigo hue of Plebe camp — Camp Illumination and the Big Hike. The former, coming at the end ot the summer of our ciiscontent, gave an opportunity for the display of flashes ot the histrionic and musical talent which later blossomed forth into the Hun- dredth Night Minstrel. 1j And then — WAR! Not between Ger- many and Liberia, but between the Whites and the Cirevs. For nine jovous days vc touuhr it mir, tnnii IVipdlnpcn to Fort Monrgoiiicrx ' , troiii Forest ot Dean to Highland Falls, at the rate ot one pitched battle a day. As a rule fingers were crossed after the evening camp-tire, Init well di) we reiiiemher imL- or six hiiin-schiH) lessons eacli ua - C ' i ' June I: night when a hostile ca alr patrol dashed matlly through our camp, rend- ing the night with blood-chilling shrieks. The chow was often late, and we ' 11 never forget the time when we were issued a raw " spud, " a slab of " sow- belly " and a spoonful ot coffee, and told to " go to it. " ' Hut all Ljood rhings nuisr ha e an end, so we were soon back in barracks again. But what a difference from last I unci Now we were no longer Beasts, but tull-fledged Plebes. No longer were we exposed continually to the critical gaze of hard-hearted Upper Classmen, no longer did we spend our spare time shining brass; no, for now we hail no spare time! Except for those mentally abnormal ones, the " cokl specs, " we were all extremely busy wailing through algebra and geometry at the rate of five • l.ifc was nor all Mack, hos e er, tor now the long-heralded football season arrived. It was then that we got our first training in the real old Army spirit. Turning out every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon tor a month, we learned how Na y games are won. Though the season was abruptly cur- raileil, we tasted the sweet fruits of an Army victory. " So we continued our well orderetl career until the tatetul day ot October riin l, when the world was turnetl upside ilown by the most radical order ever publisheil in the mess hall. What words can express our feelings as Tucker read the soul-stirring dt)cument? Or tluring the five minute silence imposed hirst Impression by Tommy ? What a bewildering torrent of emotions was loosed then, when even we Plebes cheered and were cheered! As for the rest of that meal and the march home, the less said the better. .Most fervently did the L ' pper Classmen strive to crowtl eight months of crawl- ing into one long half-hour, and we are so the gold and blue service chevrons ready to testify that they sure sue- on many sleeves became more than ceeded! Then Recognition, and we were simph ' ornaments 5 As everyone expected, McQuarrie was made first captain. White belts and " t. d. " hats himian beings once more. 1 The rest ot October was a period ot Did I, Mr. Diicrot? hard work. The embryo officers went through an intensive course of drills, and we — we were the pawns. This three weeks leeway gave our class an oppor- tunit ' to get " broken in " to the duties that were soon to fall on oin- shoulders. For the first time the " O. D.s " and " O. Cj.s " wore neither ser- vice stripes nor chevrons, and when the Yearlings were elsewhere, we drilled the companies . " i October 30th the new " makes " from our class were appointed ami (.luly " draggeti. " j After the tjuiet but impressive gradu- ation of ' 20 and ' 21 , on November First, we buckletl down in earnest to keep the Corps alive. We were reorganized into two battalions, six companies, with our were put away with regrets and we settled down to learn the business of war, for The Order had provided for our own graduation in June. • As the graduates left us the new Plebes entered, so we were kept from getting too lonesome. Carefully segre- gated as they were in their privately conducted Beast Barracks, with officers for " The Beast Detail, " nevertheless their " O. D. " uniforms and " Oriole " 7V.r Po ,a- Detail hat bands made them far from incon- spicuous. • One of the first steps we took towarci new " makes " in command. These were reorganization was the election of new selected mostly from the large percent- Y. M. C. A. officers and hop managers, age of previous service men in our class, Sam (Jregory, the persuasive politician, 214 f carried orf the presidene - ot the " Y, " while Alex CJeorge, by the solid vote ot his runt company, was elected senior hop manager. • With the signing of the armistice on Novemb er i ith, the age ot riimcjrs was inaiigurateil. We will stay tour years; no, we Ml be sent right over to F " rance tor police duty. The new graduates will be sent back as cadets; no the won ' t either. The Orioles will be sent home till June; no, they ' 11 stay here. So it went. Most ot these rumors were soon laid, but the question ot our gratluation seems still unsettled. • During the month ot November we haii plenty ot opportunity to practice the military art, tor we had battalion parades every week. These were ilomi- nateii with tew mishaps by Mac and the others, but we must mention the grace- tul manner in which " that (iood-look- ing Mr. (iignilliar " doti ' eil cap with his sword when the b ' rench Admiral was liioknig on. • Although the football scheilule was shot to pieces by the graduation, we The End of the Bailie kept the sport alive by having an inter- battalion game on Thanksgiving Day. This was tought to a breathless tie, so neither " bat. " could claim suiieriority. • Ihe evening before this game was played we were entranced by an influx of femmes tor our first social event — - the Thanksgiving Hop. We must leave the question of its success to their judgment, but for our part we hail a mighty keen time. Our own lack of experience was compensated tor by the tact ot our chaperone, Mrs. .Santschi. So passed Thanksgiving, ami now, on the First of December, came another big shake-up. The " Orioles " joined the Corps ami were welcomed warmly — very. This augmenting of our numbers made it possible to resume the three battalion formation, to the satisfaction of all. Many new chevrons adorned the landscape, and a few were relegated to the limbo. The season of drills and parades ended before we had any opportunities to try ourselves out with the new organization, but these oppor- In Camp tunities came during the winter in the form of numerous funerals. •i The class of ' 21 returned to West Point as student officers at this time, occupying the first six divisions of bar- racks as soon as the Plebes moved out. • The three classes now combined to turn out basketball and hockey teams. The latter was much handicapped by the springlike winter, but the quintette gave us man - an exciting Saturday afternoon. •i The December " writs " in " math ami history li ed up to their baneful reputation, so that nearly a fourth of the class was turned out for " exams. " The rest enjoyed a pleasant " dead- beat " between Christmas and New 216 " Year ' s, finishing up with a glorious feeci and many toasts on New Year ' s Da v. Many bitter feelings against the Academic Board were voiced in Jan- uary, for the list of finds included some of our best hopes. f We celebrated the reappearance of the sun by a Hundredth Night Minstrel on Washington ' s Birthday, followed in record time by a hop. Brewster, presi- dent of the Dialectic, and his entire troupe received plenty of well-merited applause for the performance. K The Indoor Meet March li th came as a reward for a winter of " muck- boning. " The first appearance of our class yell was crowned with triumph, for, after a fast and furious struggle with the class of ' 21, we carried off first place in the meet. The indi " idual efforts of Smith, L. Cj. and Edmonson were largely responsible for our success. l Our history to date has been more varied than that of any preceding class, but through it all our ideal has been to keep ali c the rnulirions of rhe cd-openirinn of Colonel Hugge, Colonel Corps. Whatever sueeess we ina ha e Koehler aiul the entire Tactical Depart- attained cannot be claimed as our own, ment, we would have been as a rudder- however, for without the leadership and less ship on an uncharted sea. ' . 1 I ( asiualti 1922 [eg Acklen Doan Perrin Agather Enlow Pritchett Alford Frazier Purviance Ballon. P. H. Gibson Ret hers Bell GrifEn Romney Beckman Hawkins Scott, M. L. Bergliind Haynsworth Seely Blaekwell Hili, J. B. Stokes Bonansinga Hobbs Summers Booth, W. E. Holland Swan Bowles Hollis Timmer IJradley. T. B. Howell Tliorn Brady. F. C. Hughes. C. M. ' aughan ( " liapnian. K. W. Kaffenberger Wear Cleaver King Wever Coers Larson lite, w. c. Collins, G. J. Lawrence. B. G. Williams, J. G. ( )llins, W. J. Learned Williard ( " oncannon Lindsay Wilson. W. S. Cross MacFarland. F. S. Wood. C. 0. Daniel. R. K. Metzger Woodward Dickcn Middleton. J. M. Mildbrandt Millard Morrison Moore, M. A. Moulton Newton Nisbet Park, E. D. Wyllio Patterson m ! THE CLASS OF TWENTV THREE -.i ' t, -r ' i- ? CLASS ROLL 1923 Albert Allen, E. G. Allen, J. D. Anderson, G. Anderson, . R. Armes Armstrong, G. VV Ascher Austin Baird Baker Bangs Barrett Barrv Bash Bassett, J. R Baughman Baum Bauserman Beal Berrv Bird ' . . Blair, J. H. Blair, R. E. Blaknev Bodine ' . Bosart Bosserman Bouldin . Brace Branham Bredcn Brokenshire Brown, O. Bryan, B. M Bryant N. V. U. S. A. Col. Mich. Wvo. Ky. Texas Nev. N. Y. Iowa Kv. Pa. U. S. A. Me. Ind. Cal. Va. Pa. Va. Mo. Texas Texas Ind. Ark. Miss. H. S. 111. Va. N. C. Wash. Ind. Large 11. S. A. V. S. A. La. Texas Buchanan Bullock, E. H. . Bunnell Burford Burns, V. A. Caldwell, H. :. Carniouche Carpenter Cary, M. G. Cavender Chidlaw . Clark, E. N. Conway . Cook .... Cooley Cornett Costello . Crandell . Crary Crawforil, D. J. Crist, G. W. Curtin Cuzzort . Dale . . Dance Daniels, G. V. . Davidson, H. G. Davis, J. C. . Dean .... Deitz Dempsey Derby . Dixon, H. K. . Dobbs, C. H. . Dolan Douglass W. Va. Mo. Wis. Wash. N. V. Cal. La. Idaho U. S. A. U. S. A. Ohio Iowa Wash. D. P. S. C. Ky. Cal. Pa. Mo. V. S. A. Ala. N. V. Ind. Mass. Miss. III. Ohio Iowa Idaho Pa. U. S. A. N. Y. Ark. Texas N. Y. Tenn. Dowling, J. L. Downing, J. R. Dunnack Dunvon Edgar Edwards, Emerson Eskind Evans Evster Fell . Ferguson Ficklen Field . Pinch Foster Freeman Gaines Garrecht Gibson, E. Glass . Goldman GtH)dman Goodwyn Gottlieb Gowen Graham Grant Gray . Grayson Greene, F. (jreening Gregory, T. R. Greiner Gross Haas . . M Ala. Ala. Me. Utah Mo. Ga. Mo. Tenn. Iowa U. S. A. N. Y. Mass. N. C. 111. Mich. eb. Ala. Mo. Wash. U. S. A. Kv. Pa. .■ riz. Ala. 111. Idaho Fla. Mass. Ind. Ga. N. Y. Ark. S. C. H. S. .S. C. N.J. Haehnle . Hamilton, V. A. Hanley Harding, R. G. Hare . . . 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Richan Richcy. !•■. K. Richmond Rignev Roberts, R. U. Rol-v Ross Ruckelsh.uis Runi.iu ' ui Russell, R. i:. Rustin Sadtlcr Savov -Schildroth Schu ;ani Schuvlcr Scott, V, I,. .Sears, P. S. Senecal .Serff Sibert .Si bra V .Smith, G. .S. Smith, J. A. . Smith, M. H. Smith, N. J. Smith, P. M. Smith, R. R. Spalding , Si- ettel Spry St.inlev, S. P. Stephens, L. K. Stewart, L. J. Stewart, O. N. Stokes, M. J. Stout Straub Strong Sullivan, B. H. Sullivan, C. F. Svihra . . Wvo. Me. La. Maho 111. Ind. Ind. M.,nt. Ind. Ohio Ind. Neb. Md. M.iss. 111. Ohio N.J. P.i. P.i. N. Y. Cal. I ' . S. A. V. S. A. N.J. .Mo. Ala. Mich. Ohio Mich. III. Wis. Ltah Col. Kv. S.C. Ohio Mass. .Ariz. Large Ga. III. Mass. Conn. ' ' I Tavlor, G. A. TaVlor, H. H. Tavlor, M. O. laylor, R. L. Terry Thomas . Thomson ' Thorpe ' Tinkel . Titus . . . Tkach, A. R. Tormey Tragitt Trousilale Ticker Turnham Tvler L ' ncles . Van Meter Vaughan, K. Wallace, J. H. W;allace, J. P. Wardlaw Warren, F. S. Watson, N. .A. Webb . . Wedum . Wendell . Whelen . Whctton . White, H. V. White. J. H. Wilhide . . Wilkes Wilkinson, W. L Wilson, F. J. Wilson, J. G. Winter Woodbury Wixxlings Woods, F. J. Yale . . Yocum Okla. Tenn. Mo. Tenn. Ind. I ' . S. A. Ind. .Mich. Wash. U. S. A. U. S. A. Wash. .Mo. 1.1. .Mo. Okla. R. I. I ' . S. .A. Ohio Ky. Iowa La. U. S. A. Ohio Large Ala. N.J. S. D. I ' . S. A. Mass. Neb. N. Y. .Md. Miss. Ala. Col. Vt. Kan. Me. V. S. A. l S. A. H. S. P.I. m 1923 CLASS HISTORY » ' HE class of ' 23 was just another of those " win the war " measures and, Hke its contemporaries gasless Sunday and conscription, was accepted with pa- triotic resignation. It is a signifi- cant fact, however, and one to which we shall always point with pride, that the Kaiser lasted only nine days after we cast our weight against him, he undoubtedly ad- mitting the hopelessness of oppos- ing us. Be that as it may, the early graduation of ' 20 and ' 21 left West Point as a heritage to the half-ripe ' 22, whose knowledge consisted of what had been learned in camp, namely the use and abuse of po- made and brasses. Such a profound tund of information being insuffi- cient for Beast detailers, we were put under the direct supervision of the T. D. upon our arrival. Lest this honor turn our youthful heads (this plus the soldiering we had done in the S. A. T. C.) we were outfitted in O. D. Oh, Death, where is thy sting? While the Class of ' 22 kept the long grey line unbroken, we dodged about from one dark corner to another, ashamed to be seen in broad daylight, the yellow bands about our hats making us seem more like little sunbeams than new cadets. It was the flitting nature thus acquired that brought us the name of " Orioles " which will follow us through the ages. Contrar - to a prevalent suspi- cion, a tac does not forget many of the evil thoughts generally attri- buted only to Yearlings, and so it was that we learned the limits of the post — it seemed at least half of New York state — at a double time with Major J — circumnavi- gated the Plain seventeen times with .nv»»n Matt, and learned liom ( " omiie to liatlu ' 1) the niiiiil)ers llot-COld- lOwcl-Bed in cadence ol tom ' sciiiads to the minute. Nhuh to our (hs- ijusi, the niildot winter on record was presaiiied 1) a cloudless Xo- veniber. each da ot which, no mat- ter how we prayed tor rain, the sun shone hriijhtK , and as surely as the sun hone, u i- honed " Wi ht Dwess " with the hard cavalr nia jor and passed in review for our class godmother who was made a Colonel on the strength ot tiie work he did h)r us. The end of the war started many rumors as to what would become of us. The decision was finalK reachetl that we should sta and join the C ' or|)s and — well. v did it the first nii ht. 1 ' c heard of first nights in a New nvk theatre, with th e house jammed full. W ' ho- e ' er started .New NOik lirst iiii;hts t;ot their insj)iration from West Point. Oiu ' ideas of concentration did a complete and rai)id " to the rear, march. " It no longer meant a mental process, concentration had liecome an act, to he performed l)hysicall -. The center ot operations la niidwa hetween the wisdom teeth and the .Adams a|)ple and how it did imulate nothing for houis at a time. Those of us Irom the S. . . T. ( " . wondered why we had excr disliked the mild and docile shavetail commanders we had had. Those ot us just returned from I ' Vance longed for the peace and cjuiet of the front line trenches once more hut all to no avail. This con titiited oiu ' existence till alter ( hristmas, disapj)earing chins and rea[)pearing shins. They took all our coin when we were sworn in, 1 they robbed us unflinchingly at the cadet store, that institute of legal- ized burglary, but they gave " do " and yet more " do " on the pages of the West Point Daily. Then the area, that first day the O. G. called the class roll and found one missing, but, upon investigation he was dis- covered in the hospital with the flu. only awaiting recovery before he should join us. This, in short, constitutes our life at West Point and our history to date. Our future happiness, mathematically speaking, is a vari- able, the shorter the file-closer, the longer our strolls about the guard house 53 33 0 " ' I Corpse C rganijation t i (mi CORPS ORGANIZATION : Sl ' lTI ' MBKR Cadet Major — Pcckliaiii Cat el Captain and .■ itjiilant — Tucker Cadet Captain and Supp y Officer — Stevens, K. A. isl Battalion .Idjutant, Cadet Lieut. — Fitzpatrick -, , 191 s jd Battalion Adjutant, Cadet , ( .— Butler, !■ ' . B. Cadet Keximental Serjeant-Major — Trichell Cadet Regimental Battalion Supply Sergeant — Yeiiger jd Battalion Adjutant, Cadet , « .— Harding, C. K COMPANY ' A ' Captain Dickson, B. A. Lieutenants Pulsifer Monroe Hoolbrook, V. A. 1st Sergeant Groves Supply Sgt. Dunn Sergeants Winn, J. S. ORouark l dge Cihisgow Styron Corporals Luce Scherer McGinlev Rhoiies, I.. F. OReillv ODell Brownell Molitor, C. S. COMPANY -B ' Captain Pence. A. W. Lieutenants Walker, S. P. Conrad, V. J. Dickey St Sergeant Johnson, A. W. Supply Sgt. Stokes Sergeants Badger Montgomery Middleton, j. W. Cambre Corporals Barton Aaron Waddell Allen. C. V. Arnistronu, J. D Gard IXimmincv Bread V Klliott, H. G. COMPANY " C Captain Murray, W. S. Lieutenants Ciraham. J. F.. Kellv. P. B. Himis, J. St Serjeant Miller, K. Ci. Supply Sgt. Hinton . ' sergeants Barnes, F. F. Goera Smith, F. V. Powers Corporals Donnallv, P. A. Bartlett, B. W. I wis, G. W. Hardin, J. R. Horowitz Williams, C. 1.. Green Jerve , W. W. Newcomer Kennedy COMPANY ■• n Captain I.ipman IJeutenanis Dolph Stansbury Hughes St Sergeant Kricson Supply .V . Hahn Sergeants Bennett, W. C. Mickelscn Gilland Dunkelberg Corporals Nichols Harris, I.. V. I). Bovd Phillips Barrick Flor ■ Rilcv, F. .1. t ' OMl ' ANI •■ 1- Captain Cothran Lieutenants Dzau Moore. C. H. Hogan Sergeant Boatner Supply .S . Ogden Sergeants Bowman ' I )ck Mackenzie Tatum Captain Vance Bradlcv. J. S. Okort Cullicr Barlow, R. C. Rice, A. S. Holbr(«)k, I). S. Davis, F. (i. COMPANY • F Captain Wicks Ijeulenants Platte Fdilv Palmer. H. A. St Sergeant Blair, H. W. Supply .S . O ' CJrady Sergeants Colson Cocke Stevens, B. (;. Hicks, R. A. Hubbell Corporals Palmer, W. R. KN.,r NKAuhrfc Basset I Hardin, D. C. Price Brannon Bennet, A. S. COMPANY • G Captain Bathurst Lieutenants Shaler Stearns Schow SI Sergeant Wells, C. M. Supply Sgt. I.ovett • ' Sergeants Carter, W. V. Taylor, D. A. F ' onvielle Browne, I. I.. Corporals Dunham Twining Regan Miller, P. R. ' late Shingler Shea Sampson COMPANY H Captain Lieutenants Rhoads, J. L. York, R. E. Dana St Sergeant McCone Supply Sgt. Gillespie Sergeants Watkins Swift March Brown, J. T. Corporals Raaen Jones, H. M. Lawrence, L eilemeyer Ovcnshine Rockalellow McCarthy Speed COMPANY • I Captain Miller, A. I ifutenanis (Jrilfiths, I). W. Yoiler Bergman 1st Serjeant Niles Supply Sgt. Fellers Sergeants Christiansen Kendall Schilling Munl ' ord Corporals lx)per Johnston, H. D. Buck (ircgorv, F. M. HotTman, H. F. Mi« rc, R. A. Hill, L. L. Marstlen ii7 - CORPS ORGANIZATION ?»- FEBRUARY 26, 191 9 Cadel Captain and .W a« — Gignilliat Cadet Regimental Sergeant-Major—Cor M Cadet Captain and Supply Officer— ts eW Cadet Regimental Supply Sergant— Gregory, E. S. 1st Battalion Adjutant, Cadet Z. V» .— Cowles S ' l Battalion Adjutant, Cadet L Vh .— BuUene 2d Battalion Adjutant, Cadel Lieut. — Berg COMPANY " A " Captain McQuarrie Lieutenants Lystad Lanahan Billo 1st Serjeant McMillan, V. V. Supply Sgl. Trimble, F. Sergeants Coe Claterbos Wood, W. S. Crist, V. E. Corporals Poulson Bradv, V. I. Trimble, R. S. Hannis Riffo Tombaugh Bolyard ' Farrell COMPANY " B ' Captain Roberts, T. A. Lieutenants Hodes Stratton Sturman St Sergeant Long, V. D. Supply Sgt. McBlain Sergeants Smith, R. O. Ren no Tanner Totten Corporals Joslvn Raymond, P. H. 228 Hammond, A. K. Watson, W. A. Young, C. P. St. John Williams, H. K. COMPANY " C ' Captain Burgard Lieutenants Tompkins Box Blodgett St Sergeant Raymond, J. E. Supply Sgt. McCormick Sergeants Garvin Dillon Jacobs Hastings, J. S. Corporals Lewis, T. E. Handy CuUum Lambert Haswell Mitchell, J. D. Johnston, O. R. COMPANY ■• D ' Captain Cross, F. G. Lieutenants Stauffer Hart, A. J. Honnen St Serjeant Barker Supply Sgt. White, D. G. Sergeants Gilbert Clendenen Ix)wi Felli y, L. B. Corporals Randies Mudee Rehm Loupret Dowd Beattie Wilson, G. W. COMPANY " E • Captain George Lieutenants Curtis Edmonson Moreland St Sergeant Plank Supply Sgt. Ginsberg Sergeants Fowler Lastayo Simmons Hall, J. H. H. Corporals Vanture Mitchell, W. L. Holmes Buie Martelino Doolittle Mitchell, J. K. COMPANY " F ' Captain Bailey, G. W. Lieutenants Adamson Hine Laumeister St Sergeant Schick Supph Sgt. Wall, P. L " . Sergeants Yancev Dixon; F. S. Davidson, T- L. Walker, F. " W. Corporals Starr, F. J. Erickson, C. V. Walsh, J. V. Harris, F. NL Harriman Pitts Stackhouse COMPANY •• G Capta in Gillette, E. C. Lieutenants Taylor, R. Schabacker Whitehead St Sergeant Withers Supply Sgt. Stallings Sergeants Langevin Hayden, F. L. Henning UmsteJ Corporals Hoge Maddox Rutter Lynch Leehev Goff ■ Sullivan, P. I. COMPANY •• H ' Captain White, T. D. Lieutenants Byers Roberts, F. N. Sharrar St Sergeant Swartz Supply Sgt. Polk Sergeants Bartlett, W. H. Link Stanley, T. H. Shattuck Burns, D. S. Corporals Kieter Pierce, H. R. Higgins Newman Bartlett, R. B. Adams, C. L, ist Cummings COMPANY " I ' Captain Duffner Lieutenants Cassidy Romain Himmler J St Sergeant Campbell Supply Sgt. McDonald Sergeants Shallene Carr Griffiss Blaik Nye Corporals Travis Applewhite Kellv, P. C. MacMillan, A. R. Moore, W. S. Downing, L. B. Wakefield Bartlett, L. W. M ! STUDENT OFFICERS BATTALION 1st Company Ruth Nelson, R. J. Hedrick. B. M. Gregory. E. M Allan, C. V. Samsey Newcomer Hart. R. Harter Armstrong. J. D. Scherer Olcott Hildebrand Heineke Bartlett. B. W. Smith, M. G. Nichols Hunt. P. E. Hewett Barton Snodgrass Panzarella Hyland Hill, L . L. Booth. M. B. Stovall Perry Jacoby Hill, R. A. Bready Van de Graaff PhiUips Kean Hoffman Broberg Waddell Regnier Kerr Hutchins Burgess Wenstrom Rice Little Johnston, H. D Carter, R. F. Williams, C. L. Rick Loeb Jones, H. M. Chadwick, M. P. Williamson, E. V. Riley, E. J. McAuliffe Keeley, J. T. Child Wilson, C. F. Risen McNary Keerans. C. L. Cookson Wyman Robinson. C. Makinnev Kmdley Cranston Rosenthal, M. L. Miller, P. R. M. Kurtz. M. K. Dameron 2d Company Sebree Montague Latimer Davidson, D. M. Barrick Shaw Moore, A. L. Lawrence. I. C Dodge Barden Shutt Morgan, A. C. Loper Domminey Barlow, R. C. Slack Nelson, D. H. McAlevy Donnally, P. A. Bean Stephens, W. G. Noble McCarthy Echols Bermison Szymanski Noel McEnery Elliott. H. G. Boyd Taylor, G. M. Olson McGill Eniery Bradley, J. S. Vance Palmer McLean. D. S. Endler Buckland Waters Park. R. W. MacMillan. G. Evarts Bullock White. H. A. Pierce. K. Marsden Farrar Burgher Whitelaw Price Merrick Foss Burnell Whitney Raymond. R.R. Mickle Gaid Bums, J. J. Winn. W. S. Regan Moore, R. A. Green Collier Wolff Sampson Ovenshine Hale Cranford Semmelmeyer Paquet Halter Davis, F. G. 3d Company Shea Parsons Hamilton. A. C. Daniel, L. G. Alexander. I. Sheets Phelps Harbaugh Dillaway Allen, W. I. Shingler Pyle Hardin, J. R. Ely Bassett Smith, N. A. Raaen Horowitz Flory Bcnnet Sorley Rash Isaacs Gruenther Bowes Starr. E. M. Rivers Johnson, R. L. Harris, L. V. D. Brannon Steele Ritchie Jones, C. P. Hartness Brown. W. D. Strohbehn Rockafellow Kirby Hayford Bruner Syme Rogers, G. D. Kullman Hedekin Bryon Tate Sanderson Lewis, G. W. Heiberg Carl Twining Saunders Luce Holbrook Cain Whitesides Sheehy McGinley Holly, J. A. Chapline Works Shillock McNair Hopkins Cole Skelton Madison Jackson Cooey 4th Company Speed Marlow Jervey, WW. Crawford, T. N. Adams, D. L. Springer Meyer Kanaga Degan Bixby Stearley Sutherland MUler, R. J. Kelly, V. H. Donnelly. I. L. Brown Molitor, C. S. Kennedy Dunham Bruckner Moroney Kilroy Elms Byrne Warren. J. H. Murphy Lauben Faine Christian Wedemever Niblo Lavagnino Fay Coursey Wheeler O ' Connor Leahy Finley Crichlow Whittier Odell McFarland, C.N. Fomby Crowe Williamson, R. O ' Reilly McMaster Frank Dalbey Wilson. L. C. Parker McNamec Frederick Denny Porter, F. B. Maher Gould Drury Wood, F. O, Rhodes. L. F. Martin Hammond. E. F. Fennell Young, E. H. Riess, H. J. Myrah Hardin Ferenbaugh Zimmerman _ l I i LiEiT. Col. Koehi.er - r i wmmmmmmmmrmm mmmt t v x Hr l 1- KlRs ol. II II- -A " Football Baskball Adams, I). L. Oommincv Bartlctt, B. V. McCarthy Smith, M. (J. Tate Athletic Representaiin ks 1921 ' an lie (iraart ' 1922 (icorgc ■9 .1 M i i FOOTBALL ' £ " W " N outsider cannot conceive the place ot football, || and especially the NA ' Y GAME, in West Point life. That band ot eleven stalwart youths which lines up for the kick-off at the Polo Grounds represents the heart and soul ot the Corps. Around it is centered that indefinable something — spirit, esprit, call it what you will — that characterizes the Military Academy. The football season is the means ot instilling the Army spirit into the new Plebes, just as it is the medium through which the First Classman expresses his loyalty and devo- tion. Surely if there ever came a time when a successful season was needed it was last tall, when in the course ot a few short weeks the entire traditions of the Corps were to be entrusted to the Plebes, who were to undertake the responsibilities of the First Class after only four months Bnbe r iv ivi am |ts«r . ' iiW :i t f " " ' J S ' Xt J I A ot West Point life. Hut paradoxically the same grailuation onler that maile the supporting ot a team so necessary made it more imperati e that all games cease. Thus a single game was the total of last September ' s work. • On paper the prospects tor five straight were good. To he sure we had lost the might)- " OUie, " and along with him Knight and Murrill. ()ur losses were com- pensateti tor by the return ot " (lene ' idal, Hahn, and Witters from the beaten path b ' the South (iuard house, and by the entrance of good material with the Plebe class. Stokes, March, Shraeler, Pulsifer, Monroe, Walker, Wicks, ' an tie (iraaff " , Atlams, Smith, l.uce, Harriett, and Barrick from the lyi " team formed a promising nucleus, tor Ciene to start buikling his machine arouml. Major Mitchell, ably assisted by Majors TulU- and Knglehardt and Captains Johnson ami Saunders, undertook the task of directing the squad ' s activities. l " rom the result ot the tirst and only game he seemetl to ha e found the secret of turning out a well co-ordinated eleven. Our game with the .Aviators from Mitchell fieKl augured well tor tnture ictories. The visitors had several old college stars in their line-up, but lack ot teamwork kept them trom being ilangerous at any time, and the final score read, -Army -20, A iators — o. idal, Mc( uarrie, ami Hahn in the back Held showed ffl pF ■ i consistent ground-gaining ability, and ' an de Graaff featured with a run of forty yards. Barrick ' s handling of the team showed that there was no need to worry over a successor for Murrill. •[The graduation of ' 20 and ' 21 leaves the football outlook for 1919 rather gloomy, for McQuarrie is the only man left who has seen an Army football season. Blaik, Daniel, Gregory, and George seem the most likely candidates for next year. May they bring back the " fifth straight " next Thanksgiving. •[ 1921 was represented on the gridiron by " Bull " ' an de GraafF, all southern tackle for two years and one of the greatest kickers the game now boasts; " Babe " Adams and " Dean " Luce, as husky a pair of guards as any team could wish; " Nigger " Smith, a speedy and hard-working tackle; " Red " Bartlett, consistent full-back; " Harry " Barrick, brainy field general; and " jack " Domminey and " Bill " Barton, a pair of reliable ends. iirr.i- ; ,■: ' . Iii;[ :l ! 236 i| (9i BASKKTBALL ' ' ' ASKK ' I ' IIM .1. during rlic season ot 191S-1919 seemed destined ro labor innler a great hantiicap. The grailuation of ' 20 meant tlie loss of Capt. Hahn, ' idal, Keyser, Shratler, Wells, (iorman, ami Carter, all of whom were expected to lead the Army to the championship of the Kast in the present season. Capt.-P ' dect Cranston was the only man left who e er played in an Army haskethali game. The coaching ilepartment was certainly up against it, Init what was lacking in material was eas ily compensated tor hy the splenditi spirit which dominatetl all the men who maile their appearance on the court. I ' oo much creilit can not he gi en to Major Copthorne and his assistants. They did not turn out a team of championship calii re, nor iliil they turn out an unbeatable machine, nevertheless their efforts will make themselves evident in the next few years when the nucleus of last year ' s team is always ready to make the new year a still greater success. ' l " he majority of games only neeiled a little more punch to turn defeat into victory ami the only evident requisite was that team confidence which onh ' time inspires. The makings of Army basketball fives is again assured and it will mean just a little polishing up to make the Army quintet a leading figure in the basketball world. We opened the season with a victory over Manhattan 2s-i-;. For an initial encounter the team showed a fine brand ot basketball. Capt. Cranston ' s aggres- siveness and the consistent work ot Claterbos was too much for the visitors. The Plebe material was unusually good. McQuarrie and Dowd loomed up well. C. C. N. y. came next with the " rep " ot being a member ot the Inter-Collegiate League. The superior team-work netted them the result, and the Army suc- cumbed 17-I4. The game was hotly contested throughout, and a little more experience together on the part ot the Army five would have meant another tale. Lehigh came up the following week and was defeated 27-1 7. The South Bethlehem quintet was reported to be an aggressive five but they could not pierce the Army defense. Barrick and Sheehy performed the stellar roles. Capt. Cranston made the entire fourteen points for the Army in the first halt. The Crescent A. C. came next, with the honor ot a dministering our first defeat during the previous season. But revenge was sweet. We vanquished the galaxy ot former college stars -4-i,v Johnston, a Plebe, made his initial appearance and celebrated the occasion with five field goals. Swarthmore, as usual, beat us out in the last moment 20-19. Johnston again starred and it looked as though we had discovered a fine running forward for Capt. Cranston. Brooklyn Poly surprised us the following week, and taking advantage of a letdown in the second half rolled up enough points to defeat us 2 -21. The Union quintet came down next and defeated us for the third time in succession 21-17. The upstate collegians were behind 12-14 in the first halt, but fine work hv Beaver and Rinaldi of the visitors netted them the victory. The season ended with a game with Princeton. The team work of the Xew Jersey Collegians was im beatable and we succumbed to our final defeat 26-20. We ended the season with three victories and five defeats, all ot the latter being close games and the experience of this year ' s team will greatK ' augment the success of the 1919-20 quintet. II Captain Cranston was the star of the season, scoring the most points and playing an aggressive game. Dowd, Johnston, (iignilliat and Pfeitfer played well and their work is indicative ot a nucleus of forwards tor next year ' s team. McQuarrie held the pivot job in every contest and his work, though not spectac- ular, was highly reliable and very consistent. Barrick, Claterbos, Daniel and Sheehy were the mainstays in the guard positions and kept the visiting fixes from ever scoring more then twenty six points. The defensive work ot the team is worthy ot much comment. We are looking forward to the achiex ' ements o next year ' s team. Prospects 238 loom L ' r hrighr aiul with rlic same system ot coaching vvc can expect much more. Daniel has been elected Captain. " The schedule ot the past season follows: .Army :; Manhattan 15 14 C. C. . V. 17 27 Lehigh 17 24 Crescent A. C 13 19 Swarthmore 20 21 ■ Brooklyn l oly 25 17 Union 21 20 Princeton 26 l,u- jk. mi HOCKEY ?» ' rjjr HE hockey squad started the season with prospects ot a banner year. ) Although graduation lett us without the services ot Ohphant, Smith, and Leng, and Post departed after June exams, we had a nucleus ot live eterans around which to build a team, with promises ot much material in the new classes. In addition the best schedule in years, including games with Yale, Princeton, and Williams, confronted us. • In spite of this auspicious beginning the season proved to be a veritable chapter of accidents. The medical examination deprived us ot Nichols, the captain, to say nothing ot several promising candidates trom ' 22 and ' 2 Then tollowed a winter so mild that Stuart Rink was an impossibilitx ' . All the playing was done on Lusk, but even there the ice was in such poor shape that only five games resulted. Capt. Day taced a difficult proposition when it came to turning out a finished team with practice only at rare intervals. The lack ot teamwork resulting from this condition showed up glaringly in many games. The individual playing was good, especially in the case ot Boyd, Bartlett, Evarts, and Rice. Burgard proved the find of the season, capably filling Nichol ' s shoes at goal. We wish him the best ot success as next car ' s captain. 240 SCHEDULE Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. I cb. ' -U. Mar. BnxikK 11 I l()ckc Ckib Vale ' . . Vale I laniilron College (. " reseciu Athletic Club Boston College New York. Military .Academy (Plebe) Springrieki V. .M. C. .A. College . Nilliaiiis Princeton X ' isitors 1 o Xo ice — postponed to Jan No ice— Cancelled No ice - Cancelled Armv 2 ; No ice — Cancelled No ice — Cancelleil r mr f , k ' ° ' ' ' °4 ' ' ° ' ' ' ° ' . ' ' niB!im " iiyiwtfWi ' ' iWfiwi !•- T ie First Squ, i. BASEBALL XN spring young men ' s fancies lightly to thoughts ot baseball, " said the modern Shakespeare. Certainly there has been a noticeable decrease in the " Missouri National. " Hans and the stalwarts of the horse-hide sphere and willow clu b have been hard at work tor some time, turning a tattered remnant into a mighty fine team. The loss caused by the early graduation ot ' 19 and ' 20 was tor a time considered well-nigh irreparable, but the news ot a Xavy game worked its usual wonders. The two fourth classes have turned out some very capable material so that with Capt. Tate, Domminey, and McCarthy as a foundation Hans Lobert can predict a " nine straight " team tor us. The Xa Cjame is being led up to with a very strong schedule, so that by the time May thirty-first rolls around Lad ' ' ict()ry should certainly sit in our bleachers. The Navy Game has been the spur to all the team, for no matter how tired or pepless it has been, a mention of our belo ed enemies always brings an enthusiastic response from every man with " West Point " on his sweat-shirt and in his heart. .As matters stand now, there is no class in the academy who -4- u has seen a Na y (lainc, as rhi.- one last year was oiiiitrcd on account ot patriotic motives. As the tirsr ot rhe new era we certainly want to jiiit ourseKes in rhe path rhar Neyland and his " I ' reds " lihi ed so well, and with I lans Lohert as a coach we should have no difficulty. Those of us who have had contact with Hans personally all wish him to start a string of victories like Sammy Strang, tor as a natural horn tighter, " never say ilie " kind ot a file, Hans wins. He knows baseball as only a successtul player can know it, and gi es another all the benefits ot his knowletige, and our ambition is to ha e a nice Xa - (ioat to present to him as a proot ot our attection. • Not as a preparatory " B-.Ache, " bur as a plain state- ment, we want to say that when ir comes to pitching " goaty pitchers " leave it to us. We all thought we had wonderful possibilities in Wetlemeyer and ' hi resides, but they immediately began to present the l hil. Dep ' t with tenths and as a result the no longer warm the bench on Saturday afternoons. Some capable hurlers have been found in the Plebe class, however, for Milton and McGratli have done some very good work in our first two games. Our first game of the season was with Seton Hall College and was a deteat. It we could extend the Freudian theory that tar, we would all predict a fine season. It keep-- the team trom teeling over-confident, a very dangerous thing so early. The game was typical of an early season contest. Inability to handle the bat when hits meant runs was the cause ot our downfall; for man for man, the teams balanced well. Boston College came next, and full of tight trom our first deteat, we spanketl Brickley ' s proteges, and sent ' em home to the tune of three to one. The visitors really deserved a coat of whitewash, for the onlv run they made was unearned. Ours were the kind you like. In the thiril the boys got on Fitzpatrick ' s ileliverv, and rode it to a tare-you-well, winning the game in one inning. Two singles, a pass and a ilouble proved too much ot a lead to overcome. •i The game was played on the plain to save the gootl diamond, as a rain had made the tield ciuite soft. It had its m;: - i- I fun ' effect on the playing, though, for the ball was wet and slippery, and the ground v ' ery slow. However, playing in such conditions helps prepare the team tor another such contingency, should it arise. •j The line up of the team in the games played so tar has been: Dixon 2b Domminey , b Lystad ct Tate ss Blaik If Billo lb Honnen rf McCarthy c McCirath, Miltcjn, Whitesides, Wedemeyer p iJS - A Hit 244 THE SCHEDULE 1919 Mar. 29 — Open April 2— Scroll Hall College . South Orange, N. J. 5 — Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. 9 — Manhattan College New York City 12 — Lafayette College Kaston, Pa. 16 — Rutgers College New Brunswick, . ). 19 — Tutts College Tufts College, Mass. 22 — Lehigh University South Bethlehem, Pa. 26 — Colgate L ' ni ersity Hamilton, N. ' . 30 — In ion College .... Schenectaily, N. Y. May 3 — ' illanova College ' illanova, Pa. 7 — Penns lvania State College . State College, Pa. 10 — Williams College illiamstown, Mass. 1 4 — .Swarrhmore College Swarthmore, Pa. 17 — Forilham Iniversity Konlham, N. Y. 21 — Holy Cross College orcester, Mass. 24 — Springtielil Y. M. C. A. College SprintirieKI, Mass. 28— Berkeleyllall .Athletic Cluh New ' ' ork City. 30 — Seventh Regiment, N. (i., N. " 1 New York City. 31 — U. S. Naval .Academy Annapolis, Mil. June 4 — Syracuse University Syracuse, N. Y. 7 — Crescent .Athletic Cluh . Brooklyn, . Y. i Tie game. G.AMES WON V. P. OPP 3 I 3 6 - 1 9 1 4 2 5 1 1 , 6 3 I 5 1 4 12 2 3 I •4 8 1 2 3 5 3 I »45 GvijniasiuiN Tciii INDOOR MEET . ' HE end of the long Winter season of gym and the red comforter and the beginning of £ (r Spring with its P-rades and practice marches is marked by the Indoor Meet. This is the J time when class spirit is at its height, as each class picks its individual favorites. Too • often, however, the First Class by reason of its longer stay stands head and shoulders above the rest. This year things were different; the rivalry between ' 21 and ' 22 grew keener and keener as the day approached. What ' 21 gained from greater experience ' 22 made up tor in the zeal with which they prepared for the struggle. As was expected, the brief stay of ' 23 in our midst had been too short for them to have acquired the co-operation necessary for them to become a factt)r in the meet. The Swimming Meet on March 8 was the opening of hostilities. .As on the previous ear ' 21 won handily, being blessed with a galaxy of mermen ably handled by their captain, Fennell. The lead gathered here and in the Handball Tournament gave the Student Officers a flying start. With the night itself, March 15, things soon assumed a different aspect. Although the Student Officers excelled in the boxing and wrestling, ' 22 more than ofl- ' set this by their wx)rk in the machine and athletic events. Excitement ran high from the very start. Several of the sparring matches aroused so much interest that all else was suspended to permit ev eryone to watch them. The bout between Panzarella and pAlmonson will long be remembered, both for the spirit displayed and for the speed and skill of the boxers. Cranston was also in rare form and exhibited a mastery of the gentle art of pummelling the other fellow. The score was now so close that the team events became a center of attraction. ' 21 ran away with a closely-fought contest in the medicine-ball race. The culmination of the evening ' s entertainment came, however, with the last event, the tug-of-war between ' 21 and ' 22. Partizanship was at fever pitch, for the result of the struggle was to decide the meet. The huskies of ' 22 got away with a jump, then the Student Officers held for a moment and victory hung in the balance. Slowly the handkerchief started north again, and the pistol shot told that ' 22 was the victor by two points. The evening was a decided success, for the spirit of friendly rivalry served to bind the three 146 0mWJ % tA k Sicimmiu Team classes more closely together. Ihe iiiilividual stars tor ' 21 were Harrick and Rice. Smith, L. G. won the cup for the highest iiuiivuluai point-winner on the apparatus, anil with Ktlmonson was largely responsihle tor the success ot his class. During the e ening the co eteii " .A " was awarded to Domminey, McCarthy, anil Tate. Souvenir toothalls were presented to .Aiiams, Bartlett, and Smith, M. (i. The men who haii won monograms or numerals during the past year also received their insiania. Rl SI IIS lOl Rill ANM 1. SWIMMINC; MI.ET 1st. H; ce Class ot 1921 4 " , I ' oints 2nd. Place Class of i 2: ?o Points . rtl. Place Class of 192, 7 Points I.IST OF EVENTS £:r; Time .«• Plan- jHii Place ni Place I. One length dash 14 1-5 Md ' arlaml ' 21 (;ilfis " 22 " Molloy ' 2;,_ 2. Backstroke 17 2-5 Johnston, H. D. " 21 Tomey ' 22 Raynstord ' 2_ J. Diving McFarland ' 21 (45) Twining ' 21 (4;;) Smith, L. (J. ' 22 (40) Dominey ' 21 (40) 4. I ' mierwater Holiier ' 22 Pirkev ' l Johnston, H. D. ' 21 5. I ' wo lengths dash .» ' -- McKinnev " 21 (iregory, E. S. ' 22 .Mitchell, V,. E. ' 2,; 6. Brcaststrokc •7 ' -5 Donnellv,R. B. 22 Booth, V. E. ' 21 Kramer " 25 7. Plunge Hildehrand " 21 Elliott, E. E. ' 22 Roberts, t. .A. ' 22 (5. t " t. ' 1-4 in.) ( i t " t s 1-2 in.) (49 ft. 10 1-2 in.) 8. Relay ; min. 1 2._ sec. uyii iv2 2 192; IWKNTY -MFm ANM Al. 1M)(H)R . lKi r LIST OK EVENTS Standi N(; Broad I MP Shot-Pit 1st. Billo ' 22 y ft. 1 1 3-8 in. 1st Wilkinson ' 22 38.35 t ' t. 2nd. Jones, H. M. ' 21 9 ft. 10 1-4 in. 2nd. Herrick " 22 36.9 ft 3rd Hamilton, K. I, ' 22 9 ft. 10 in. .?rd. Van dc (iraaff ' 21 36.8 ft. »47 iwuliiig Squchi Pence ' ault — First Class 1st. Jones, H. M. ' 21 6 ft. S in. 2nd. Wilkinson, R. ' 22 6 t ' r. 7 in. 2nd. Ravmond, P. H. ' 22 6 tc. 7 in. Tic- Fence ' ault — Second Cl. ss 1st. Edmonson ' 22 2nd. Mitchell, W. L. " 22 ,rd. Strickland ' 22 50-YARn Dash 1st. Hamilton, F. L. ' 22 2nd. Terry ' 23 ™. 2nd. Bassett ' 2 , 1st. Goodman Time: sec. 2nd. Perrv 3rd Daniels, M. W Pole Climbing ' 21 Time: -4 sec. 248 TKAM K KN rs ' I ' l (,-()r- V R 1st. Class c)t 1922 2nd. Class of 1921 ,;ri.l. Class of 1925 ist. Class ot 1921 2nd. Class of 1922 Mkdkink Bai.i. Race ]rd. Class ot 192J c;ym stic i-vi-nts SiDK HoRM I ' aR AI.I.KI, li R 1st. -Smith, I-.(i. ' 22 _ rd. F.dmonson 2nd. Rice ' 21 4th. Stroliehn isr. Smith, !..(;. ' 22 ird. Rice 2iul. F.dmonson ' 22 4th. Strohchn 1st. F.dmonson 2nil. Lewis, T.F.. Horizontal Bar ,Ud. Strohchn 4th. Rice I,o ; Horse I ' l.VINC. RiNC.S 1st. Barrick 2nd. Smith, L.(J . rii. Raymond. I ' .H. 4th. Strobehn Highest Isdividiai. Scores Smith, L. G. ' 22 25 Points F.ilmonson ' 22 i_? Points (F.ntered in four ' 21 events, partici- ' 21 Rice ' 21 II Points pated in three) FINCIN(; IVF.NTS Whittier ' 21 defeated Rivers ' 21 Individual Wyman ' 21 defeated Costiuan ' 22 Indixidiial Foil Sal) re 1st. Smith, I..(i. ' 22 nl. Jervey 2nd. Rice ' 21 4th. Stroliehn Fencing Team WRESTLING BOXING Heavy Weight Daniel, M. K. ' 22 tied Travis ' 22 Light-Heavy Weight Wvman ' 21 defeated Williamson, E. V. ' 2 MiDui-E Weight Szymanski ' 21 defeated Hayford ' 21 Welter Weight Frank ' 21 defeated Garrison ' 22 Light Weight Green ' 21 won by default from (ieorge ' 22 Heavy Weight Cranston ' 21 defeated Himmler Light-Heavy Weight Newman ' 22 defeated Maglin ' ; Middle Weight Holhrook ' 21 defeated Moore ' : Welter Weight Barrick ' 21 defeated Eastman ' : Light Weight Edmonson ' 22 defeated Panzarella Events 1 92 1 1922 1923 Fencing 13 3 Swimming 2«; 15 10 tjo-Yard Dash 5 Handball 7 7 3 Parallel Bars 3 1 1 Wrestling (Wei. wt.) ' 3 Boxing (Wl. wt.) 3 Boxing (Mid. wt.) 8 Wrestling (Lt. Hea.) H Shot- Put 1 H Wrestling (Hea. wt.) 8 Broad Jump 3 6 Pole Climb 3 I Fence Vault (2nd. CI.) 9 Boxing (Hea. wt.) 5 3 Wrestling (Mid. wt.) H Side Horse 5 9 Wrestling (Lt. wt.) 3 Medicine Ball Race 10 5 Boxing (L. H. wt.) 5 3 Long Horse 7 7 F " ence Vault (1st CI.) ; 4 Flying Rings 8 6 Boxing (Lt. wt.) .3 5 Tug-of-War 5 10 Horizontal Bar 3 II TOTA LS 145 147 5 250 Our Relav Team F ying c OUTDOOR MEET -- fc HE usual spirit ot jolliticatioii which sccnicii to cliaractcrizc West Point Outdoor Meets ■ wN was not visible in the last meet, anil the occasion was transtornicil into one ot intense L interest and excitement on the part of thecnjwd ot spectators, and unusuallycioseandhard ' " competition on the part ot the participants. Krom a mere outlet ot class rivalry anil a step- ping stone to the Iniloor Meet in former years, this occasion seemcil suddenly to have marshalleil in a new era in Athletics at the Point. It was a gala day, and the rushing to and tro of the sport lovers brought to mind a picture of the Olympic (James. Anil the galaxy of stars anil the number ot record breaking pertormances were not necessary either. It is hoped that this branch of athletics well known in the amateur sporting workl will be given an added incentive in the years to come. Not confineil in its appeal to tavoreil classes ot men, it brings good results both to the institution as a whole, ami to the individuals concerned. The assistance of a good coach would mean a big help and the tountiation tor a new major sport which has made a universal appeal to the colleges and universities throughout the country. The class ot ' 20 ilevelopetl a line ot talent by tar too strong for the other two classes and ' 21 and ' i were torced to bite the dust, two huntired points behind the leaders. " Gene " Vidal and Dutch " Shrailer entered the " .A " list by making new records, and together with Xiles were the bulwark ot ' 20 ' s offensive. iilal was high scorer of the day with four tirsts and two seconds. The early grailuation of 1919 ami its consequent extra duties prevented them from taking an active part in the meet, hence the resulting one-siileilness of the score. Results were as follows: 1 Niles 2 Dickey ji Hahn 1 Niles 2 Dickey ; Hahn 1 Shrader 2 Vidal 3 Dickson, B. A. 1 Shrader 2 Barrick 1 N ' an de Graatf 100 Yard Dash — Record: Teale ' 17 9 4-5 ' 20 Time: 10 seconds ' 20 ' 20 220 Yard Dash — Record: Teale ' 17 21 ' 20 Time: 22 j-5 seconds ' 20 ' 20 120 Yard Hurdles — Record: Beaver ' 08 ' 20 Time 16 2-5 sec. (Equals Record) " 20 ' 20 120 Yard Hi rdles — Record: Oliphant ' 19 ' 20 Time 27 4-5 sec. 4 Collier 5 Waters 6 Twining 4 Collier 5 Wyman 6 Bartlett 16 2-5 4 Nichols 5 Hardin, D. C. 6 Domminey 25 sec. 4 Fellers ; Whelchel 6 Hardin, D. C. 1920 Fi Niles Hahn March Vidal i Hahn 2 Vidal 3 Johnson, R. L. I Vidal 1 Van de Graaff 3 Denny I Vidal 3 Denny 4 Hahn I Knieht 3 Hah ' n 5 L.uce I Shrader 3 Fellers 3 Nixon 1 Vidal 3 Denny ; O ' Rourke I Vidal 3 Shrader 5 McMaster 1 Vidal 3 Browne, I. L. ; Luce 1920. Mile Relay Race — Record: Class ' 14 3 Min. 9 2-5 Sec. rst Time: 3 min. 13 2- sec. 1921 Second Hixon Dickey ' Collier " Jones, H.M. Post Whitelaw Shrader Walker Bartlett Nichols Wyman Waters Grenade Throwing ' 20 Distance: 168 ft. i 1-2 in. 4 Hill, J. C. •20 5 Piland ' 21 6 Knudsen Discus — Record: Vidal ' 20 r24 Ft. ' 20 Distance: 124 ft. 4 Keyser ' 21 S O ' Rouark ' 20 6 Blair Running High Jump — Record: Vidal ' 20 6 Ft. ' 20 Distance: 6 ft. 2 Shrader ' 20 5 Coldwell ' 20 6 ' an de (Jraaff Shot Put — Record: Hocker ' 15 39 Ft. 5 In. ' 19 Distance: 37 ft. 2 in. 2 Denny ' 20 4 ' an de Graaff ' 21 6 Niles Pole Vault — Record: Shrader ' 20 11 Ft. 6 In. ' 20 Height 1 1 ft. 6 in. 2 Vidal ' 20 4 Barrick ' 19 Discus — Record: Vidal ' 20 124. 37 Ft. ' 20 Distance 124. 37 ft. 2 Van de Graaff ' ' 20 4 Kevser •20 b Blair Running Broad Jump — Record: Britton ' 16 22 Ft. 6 3-4 In. ' 20 Distance 21 ft. 11 in. 2 Cintron ' 20 4 Hahn ' 21 6 Kil bourne Hammer Throw — Record: Woodruff ' 15 127 Ft. ii In. ' 20 Distance: 107 ft 5 in. 2 Niles ' 20 4 Usis ' 21 6 ' an de (iraaft ' Summary 256 1921 68 1919 19 19 Stuar R!)ik 251 Hop Mai a ers HOPS € ACK in those halc ' on days when Benny Havens held torth under the cHft " undisturbed by jazz bands, " jelly-rolls, " or similar joyful gymnastics, the grav-bearded second lieutenants who taught the value ot Pi and the reaction of HCi on Zn were wont to gather on Saturday nights in Grant Hall in the hope of forgetting the soiree ot the classroom in the joys of the Ostend or the Lancers. When, after forty years in the file-closers they finally staggered to their captaincies — and subsequently joined the " army ot the blest " from the shock — they left besides their reputation and debts the heritage ot Hops. And so this happy institution was willed to the class, along with the Boodler ' s, the Mess Hall hash, anci George Lewis, and like these legacies they ' ve stvick. Now there are hops — and hops; which is to say, there are hops and West Point hops. And of the latter there are two varieties, the Kaydet hop and the S. O. hop. To write of either of these blessings, one must be possessed ot all those coveted faculties which inspire a Plebe to fill three pages on " My Reasons tor Coming to West Point " in his first assault on the English Department; tor it you ' ve never attended an Academy hop no amount ot exposition would give even an approxi- mate idea of the function, and if you have graced the portals ot Cullum you ' ve doubtless wondered just " why are West Point hops? " An engineer might divide a week end hop period into the three phases — con- templation, anticipation, and realization; but anyone below the fitth section, except of course those prodigies the Lnmortals, will tell you that it is only a case of asking the right femme, piping her coming, and then rejoicing in her arrival, that makes hops at West Point so different from similar atfairs at college or in cit life. Imagine it you can, you blase civilians with your daily dansants and your nightly cabarets, the monotonous existence ot those untortunates interned in " their beautiful home on the Hudson. " Picture it you will the misty Monday reveille, or the fragrant Friday fish, as regular as your War Risk premiums, and then you may realize perhaps why the " pampered pets " go into such raptures over an evening in Cullum. Time was when a hop, or more exactly a feed hop, was the crowning feature of a snake ' s existence on the post and the pride and joy of politically inclined hop managers, hungry stags, and philanthropic wives; for the extra bacon can and handy mess kit turnished many a tarnished div with boodle after second taps. But along with demands on the Imperial German Government for reparation tordevasted Belgium must be charged the waters and salads which disappeared when the Originals landed in France, and the ices that melted away when troops appeared in the line, tor we Hooverized on teed hops. Truly they are gone but not forgotten, and still the bi-weekly crowd gathers in Memorial Hall; the same files, the same temnies, the same chaperons; the same bored looking tacs around thecioors; the same eagle-eyed censor in the corner; the same deliberative stags, necks craned, alert and ready to spring into the ring if they can but find " her. " " Why are West Point hops? " you ask again. Gaze for a moment, but not too closely at the balcony under a graduation moon, listen to the talk of soiiK ' passing Roiik-o lie ' s uscil if until lie almost believes it liiinselt aiul tlicii you ' 11 agree with the rest of us that hoi s are what makes our stay here quite passable. Rexeille aiul ripples are forgotten in the knowletlge that you have the cleverest, most attractive temme in the world with you anil you ' re sure that — hut then it ' s time to remember that it ' s a long, long time ' til next leave. So here ' s to the hops, long may they wave, to cheer those future generations in the gray along the thorny path ot Kaydet life to the smoother one of the olive drab, a memory to linger, a thought to bring back the jileasures of the West l )int Saturdav niuht. Hoi- M an (,krs, 1921 Allan, f. W Johnston, H. O. McAulit " e Nichols Regan Sampson Hoi ' M.wACiERs, 19; (leorge Staufl " er I ' msted Johnston, ( ). R. ' oung, C. P. Brewster Board of Goveriiors Chinrh Ildll r u STUDENT OFFICERS ' CEUB MONti other privileges that tell to our lot when we returiieil Irom gnuluation leave was that of the Kirst Class Club, now kn()wn as the Student Officers ' Club. During most of the Winter the club room in Church Hall was not available for use in its normal function, as the scarcity of section rooms caused the authorities to select it for the recitations in Minor Tactics. The tables were covered with Gettysburg War Game Maps, and many a blcKxlless battle was w.iged there. .As the Winter waned the maps were removed and again the club became a social gathering-place. ,■ • • ■ " The Board of Governors now got busy, and were sotm able to promise us some good mformal talks by several of the officers on the Post. Maj. I- ' orlws kept us laughing most of an evening by the humorous way in which he told some of his .adven- tures in France. Of course his subject was an interesting one to us, but the way in which he handled it w.as inimitable. .As alwavs, Col. Walthall had an interesting fund of reminiscence the night he spoke to us. The last speaker we heard before this b x)k went to press was Col. Bugge, who told us of his work in France as Chief of Staff of the Kirst .Army Corps. What he had to say proved Ixith interesting and instructive, and we were all sorry that the Indwir Meet cut his talk short. We have promises of a talk by the Superintendent on his exjicriences on the Western Plains at the time ol the Indian uprisings, something which everyone is anxious to hear. ' .After all the primarv purjiosc of the club is the promotiim of closer friendships between the members of the class, so that »c mav reallv get to know each other. Thus it is that we have our smokers on evenings when there arc no hops. .Amid the blue haze of cigar smoke we chat and joke and forget our troubles in the feeling of gcxxl-fellowship that pervaijes the atmosphere. Then there " s always someone to start " when those caissons (jo rolling along, " or " Pony Boy, " whcre- u|X)n the rest of us take up the refrain anil make the windows rattle. If you ve never seen Pansy clog or Dale Mahcr do the hula-hula it ' s liccause you ' ve never been to the club during a smoker, in which case you are a strange specimen. Then, too, the latest magazines are always at hand, so if you arc inclined that way you can always stiend a pleasant half hour with them. .Although we have n ' t i)een able to make as much of the club as we might have, I think all ot us will look back with pleasure on the evenings spent there, especially when we get old enough to derive some enjoyment from reminiscing. BO.ARD OK GOVKRNORS .Allan, C. v., ex-officio Donnally, P. .A. Harris Hedrick Lawrence Mahan Hall i DIALECTIC SOCIETY § President . Vice-President Secretary Brewster Young, C. P. Staiffer XN the pioneer ilays ot the Academy there existed literary societies simihir to those in our colleges, whose functions were the improvement ot cadets m literary and classical acquirements. The Hrst ot these, the Amo- sophic, was organized in 1816 and had at first 25 and finally about 50 members. About 1822 a new society, having the same purpose as the .Amosophic, was tormed and called the Philomathean. In 1823 the two societies combined into the Ciceronian, whence sprang the Dialectic in 1824. K . first the society met in a small room in South Barracks, where such men as Grant, Thomas, Pope, Longstreet, Han- cock, and Lee discussed questions which they were soon to decide with very different weapons and with the whole world as an audience. .After the Civil War the society slowly declined in importance, and although the work was still kept up little was heard of it. ' j .About 1 880 the society was moved to what is now Thayer Hall, and from that time on its literary efforts consisted largely in the preparation of the Howitzer, the first volume of which, called the Hundredth Night, was published in 1884 in pamphlet form without pictures or drawings. Out of this small beginning there grew the Howitzer in book form, which in 1894 was made separate from the Hundredth Night Show and the Dialectic Society, and now the production of the show is the chief function ot the latter. T In 191 1 the society went to Church Hall, but in 1915 upon the re-establishment of the First Class Club it moved to its present position in Mahan Hall. The society lost its literary aspect and took on a social one amiii a blue haze ot tobacco smoke. As a result it was gently but firmly taken under the wing of the T. D. The hall was turned into a reading room and a cadet was detailed to see that none of the regulations were broken. They soon gave up this system, and the duty of keeping order now rests with the officers of the society. 258 Y. M. C. A. OFFICERS FOR 1918-1919 Presi.ient, K. S. Gregorv ist ' ice-l ' resulent, V. K. Mahhnev :ii Vice-Presidenr, I ' . A. Roberts Secretary, A. F. Gilmartin Ass ' t Secretary, J. K. Raymond Librarian, A. J. Hart Ass ' t Librarian, T. D. White ■ ■ HIS year the " V " has tricil to do work of a reallv constructive nature. The aim has been not only to further M Christian iJeals in the Corps, but also to help maintain the Corps traditions through the advice and guidance H J of the older tactical officers. r 1 The V. NL C. A. room in Kendrick Hall h.is lx.-cn iis of old a pleasant place to Ivmc the latest fiction, but its limited capacity early proved inadequate for the Sunday night meetings. The Chemistry lecture room was secured for the purpose and is always well filleil, the average attendance licing about three hundred and fifty men. Some of the meetings are conducted by outside siicakers of note, out the m.njoritv have consisteil of constructive heart-tivheart talks by such men as Col. Bugge, Col. Koenler, Major Korlies, NLijor Mitciicll and Capt. Walbach.They have instructed us in such historical ami tr.adilional as|H:cts as would ordinarily Ik- learned from the upper classes. The V. M. C. . officers have also co-o| crateil with Ch.aplain Wheat in conducting the Bible clas.ses. These groups, under the leadership of officers of the Pos t, are really open torums for the discussion of trtniblesome problems, and have been truly helpful to many of the Cadets. .ALso under the auspices of the Y. .M. C. A. dailv two minute I xnten Services were held on each of the forty days pre- ceeding Laster. I ' nder the ma.stcrful Icatlership of Chaplain Wheat, these little informal gatherings became very popular and were always attended bv a large number of Stutlent Officers and Cadets. ' .All in all, we think that the Y. NL C . h,-i5 responded nobly to the call for greater service on the part of all. I ' nder the able leadership of Sam Gregory it has l ccome a {Hjwerful factor in upholding the old customs and traditions of West Point and in kecpmg alive that splcmli.l spirit of " The ( )ld Corps. " 2i9 (?■ -= : Palmer % U 3ARTLETT r fj»»« - 260 THK HOWITZKR ' - BOARD i Cms year ' s Hoivi zer Board has undertaken a more difficult task than usual. For that reason it is with mingled feelings ot hope and tear that we present our book to the public. Whatever may be the latter ' s verdict the editor takes this opportunity to thank the board for their hours ot labor and for the hearty spirit ot co-operarimi whicli rhcs ha c shown. Edilor-in-C iieJ B() d W. Bxrii-kit Business Mtuui ' er Ukrijkkt B. I.oi ' Kr Staff Athletics at id Literature (ieorcf. Horowitz Bio aphies Pai i. K. M. Mii.i.kr Humor Wii.i.isi on B. IVmmkr Statistics A. M. (iri kn phkr Art Editor Bkknard .A. B r k Photo aphic Editor . . . . Wii.i.iam W. Barion Asst. Photographic E.ditor Vv. k( . Dwis Advertising Manager . . ! w C " . I. uri ci As St. Business Manager Wii.i.iam J. Rk(.an Literary Editor from iqjj Leic;h R. ( u;Nii.i.iAr, Jr. z6i I Silver Chevrons w ' rfc HERE ' S dust upon the table, there ' s dirt upon the floor, C There are rifles in the gun rack, there are slickers on the door, There are pistols in their holsters, hanging on their pegs. There are boots tossed in the corner, pulled from weary legs, There ' s the stink of sweating horses, there ' s the reek of nicotine In the lonely room ot barracks, where they sit and smoke and dream. Dream of blasted, shattered hopes, ot some one else ' s war. Of the chance that others had, of the things that others saw. But they were kept at home to train — no need for them ' t was said, ' T were better iar to stay and drill than be among the dead; So here they are with just a dream, instead of some wild tale Ot a charge at dawn in the misty rain, of the bullet ' s deadly hail. Theirs not to tell of night attacks, of star shells bursting high, Ot rockets ' flare and ghoulish glare that mark a man to die; But theirs to swallow each command, and only hope in vain To live their lives as best they can, to bear the racking pain When comes the thought of glory lost, of honor borne away To rest on lucky brothers no better trained than they. Faces tanned by scorching sun, and whipped by wintry gale. Fearless, proud, selt-sure they seem — these men who do not pale At grim old Duty ' s harsh demands, and only ache to go And glory in the battles roar, to grapple with the foe. To administer their punishment, to breathe the hellish heat, To see the last lone German fall in pitiful defeat. But they are doomed to stay at home, to feel the awful sting Of seeing others give their all, while they give not a thing; Ot seeing victors marching back met by crazed throngs. Feted, worshipped, deified — and they writhe in the thongs That bind their souls, and tear the hearts that would have bled. Could they have had their life ' s one wish — to go where Honor led. I HUNDREDTH NIGHT HE afternoon of Eeh. zmd tounil all who hail recovered from the " flu " and who were not walkinu the area hurrviny in the direction of Cullum Hall. The HrXDREDTH NKiH T SHOW, ardently piped by femmes and Kaydets alike had at last arrived. With stars of the first magnituile, McCirath, Umsted, and Brewster, twinkling under the calcium, there was no need for an extensive advertizing campaign. All seats were filled long before the stage carpenter had sounded taps on the last hit of scenery for the first act. •i The Minstrel Show proper, which commenceil the festivities put everyone in a happy frame of mind right from the start. The curtain rose with the entire chorus singing the overture. It could be seen right there that if this was only the beginning we were in for a melodious ami hilarious afternoon. L ' msted ami McCirath, the Outside Ends, came to time with some eccentric tlancing that showed great originality. Eew of the steps couKl be fouml in the I. D. R., or in the Plebe Dancing Manual. The solos which followetl were interspersed with some lively ami mirth producing grinds with lots of local color, perpetrated by the tlark-skinned comeilians. L ' msted, singing " Eluenza, " was notably popular, being recalled so often that he ran out of encores. " Old West Point, " a song especially adapted to a high tenor, was remlered in fine style by Brewster and made a wiile appeal. " (iootl Bye, " borrowetl from last year ' s performance brought down the curtain on the first act. 263 T[ After somewhat less than the usual amount ot delay, in which the end men had scarcely time to tell each other what a hit they made, Lord Marmaduke and Sir Algernon (Ivins and Hamilton) strolled upon the stage. Their high-toned English accent and general misinformation concerning Kaydet customs and slang were thoroughly laughable. The scions ot Britain ' s best knew West Point slang backwards. i " Twinkletoes, " a travesty on the " Three Trees " from the " Spring Maid, " showed some ot the cleverest acting ot the atternoon, and the laughter ot the audience showed that the allegorical references were not lost on the initiated. " Two Neutral Nuts " were unable to appear because ot " the sickness ot one ot the team. Jacobs and McCirath, " A Pair ot Old-time Musicians, " were overheard to be 264 MB U|ii _ avvtully cute " aiul tuniishcii the hir ot the tla . ' I ' lieir selections coiiihinetl sentiment and luinmr, and the tunehilness ot Mac ' s Hawaiian guitar with the harmony ot the piaim uas notahly pleasing. What ga e perhaps the greatest pleasure was the tacr rhar every encore brought a different selection trom their versatile ringers. Staut er and Beattie ot " the West Point Ballet Kusse exhibited a ariet ot aesthetic and anaesthetic dancing in their act " Camouflage, " which causeil some ot our guests to entertain a shade of en tor their super-feminine grace and daintiness. Their costumes were gorgeous and striking, being admirablv suited to the interpretation ot the " Hawaiian Hula-Hula, " " The Dance of the Harem, " " The Nladness ot Cleopatra, " ami others which ha e not set been interpreted. Both were graceful in the extreme and maile a success of an unusuallv difficult act. The Kaydet Quartet was the closing number of the highlv enjo able program. Brewster, Caldwell, Richan, and McCormack rendering two songs with their usual harmonic abilit . The entire cast is to be congratulated upon the success of the show, brought to such a high point of excellence in so short a time. But in particular our thanks and esteem are due Lieut. Egner, without whose splendid co-operarion in coach- ing the singers and ever-present ability in leatlinu his orchestra no such results woultl have been obtained. Moreowr the music of many of the songs was of his composition and needless to sa measured up to the standard that he has established in the past tor om- Hundredth Night Shows. Brewster ' s experience and management ot the show no less than his solo and work as interlocutor were in large measure responsible tor the all around go of the affair. rfS ' ' CADET MINSTREL Presented by the ®. . Corps of Cabets AT MEMORIAL HALL Saturday, February 22, 1919 ACT ONE (SEMI-CIRCLE) 1. Overture Chorus 2. Wives, Wives, Wives Hastings, ' 22 , " ,. Daddy Mine Cross, F. G. , ' 22 4. At the Coffee Cooler ' s Tea Caldwell, ' 23 5. Come Along to Toy Town Mathewson, ' 23 6. Song of a Plebe McGrath, ' 23 7. Thousands of Years Ago Kastner, ' 23 S. ' Fluenza Umsted, ' 22 9. Old West Point Brewster, ' 22 10. My Chocolate Soldier Sammy Boy . Jones, G. B., ' 22 11. Finale Chorus ACT TWO Don ' t You Know 11. III. IV. V. VI. (SPECIALTIES) Lord Marmaduke Cholmondeley, IviNS, Sir Algernon Hazelhirst Malmesbui ' Hamilton, Twinkle Toes Haas, Two Neutral Nuts ) Pierson, Clark, A Pair of Old Time Musicians . J P ' mst . Jacobs, Banjoist McGr. th, ( Stauffer, ] Beattie, ( Brewster, J Caldwell, RlCHAN, ( McCoRMICK., Camouflage . Quartette i CAST Interlocutor . Mkk sii..i Kxtreme Kiui (Riizht) L ' msied Kxtreiiie Kml (Lett , McClRATH Interior F.nd (Right) . . JOXES, C. B. Interior F.nd (Left) . Cai.dwi-.i.i. CllolUiS To right of interlocutui Front Row Rear Row 1. Cui.LLM, ' 22 I. SpAi.niNc, ' 2 2. N ' VE, ' 22 2. Pierce, J. R., ' 2? 3. Cross, I- " , (i., ' 22 .1 BA11.EV, H. C, ;22 4. Pl.AXK, ' 22 4- Cami ' bei.i. ' 22 5. Oxx, ' 22 ?. F.1.I.IS, ;22 6. Carv, " 2;, 6. PlKFER ' 23 7. Mathewson, ' 23 7- Kl.KIN, ' 2,5 8. Kastxer, -3 To left of Interlocutor: Front Row Rear Row I. HAsriXGS, ' 22 I. La.mbert, ' 22 ;. RrcHAN " , -.1 2. WiL.sox, F. J., ' i V RoBERrs, T. A., ' 22 _ " ,. Crawford, ' 23 4. Schick, ' 22 4- LiEDER, ' 23 5. YOUXG, C. P., ' 22 Stewart, O. ., ' 23 6. McCoRMICK, ' 22 6. ' Mahoxey, ' 22 7. Freemax, ]2; 7- Tk.rrv, ' 23 S. O ' Fi.ahertv, -.t Pianists .... CAST ) Jacobs, 1 robixsox Caiiet Manager . Brewsfer Ticket Manager McDoxAi.i) Stage Manager MacMillax, a. R. F.lect rician Chapman Rl .MAR K.S 1i It has long been the custom for the Corps to produce on the occasion of " One Hundred Days Till June " a musical comcily ot more or less pretensions, with hooks and lyrics written hy cadets, anil music hy Lieutenant F.gner. I ' nfortunately, such an exhihition ot talent, literary and otherwise, was this year maile impi)ssil le through the early graduation ot the Classes ot I ! , 1 920 and u 2i, hy whom on account of their greater knowleduc ot Corps custom and tradition regarding Hunilreilth Night, the large part ot such a performance would have heen furnished. It was thought, however, that rather than ahantlon the celebration, a less extensive enter- tainment might he acceptably substituteil, in the torm ot a minstrel show, drawinij its material trom outside sources, and necessitating the outlay ot less expense and time on the part ot the cadets concerned. Su?)iiiicr Camp CAMP ILLUMINATION ' rAMP ILLl MINATION of 1918 will long he remembered in spite of the fact that as a war measure it was made more informal than those ot previous years. ' l " he authorities did not approxe ot an extensive outla - ot time anil monev in such critical times, at first much to our disgust. This curtail- ment led to a departure from the old custom ot building a stage and dance Hoor in the middle of the General P-rade. Instead arrangements were made tor a dance in Cullum for the I ' pper Classmen and moving pictures, a color-line, and dancing on a can as on the plain just outside of camp, tor the Plebes. •j Festivi ties commenced the afternoon of the big day with the first earling informal. Needless to say everyone enjoyed it immenselx ' . We certainly telt indebted to the visiting mothers who in aildition tn chaperoning the affair were kiml enough to furnish us with some very acceptable " brew. " Our spirits all rose at the successful ua in which things had started and we looked forward with e -en greater pleasure to the hop in the evening. Was n ' t there reason 268 3 ciUHigh; tor were n ' t wc tlrauuing our best girl aiul d d n ' t slic look prcrticr rlian the last time she came up, it such a thing were jiossihlc. W c ' II say she did! • At eight o ' clock the switch was thrown on antl just as the isitors were atimittcd Camp Morton F. Smith became ablaze with light. As the eager crowd fiowetl across No. i rhe were met by Plebes detailed to usher them to seats in the improvised open-air theater on the (ieneral P-rade. I ' ew ot them reached their seats, however, as there were exhibitions ot all kinds in the streets ot the runt companies, and all kintls ot runts to displas them prouelK to their friends. I ' or the entertainment of the okler guests and the tew of us who did n ' t know the latest steps from Broadway the Plebes who hail starred at color-lines all summer chose the pick ot ' their vaude -ille talent ami presented their grand piece deresistence of the summer. Of " course ive were at the hop so we can ' t give you a first hand 1 description of ' it, or of " the movies that followed, but it is reported that " a good § time was had by all. " j Meanwhile the embryo snakes of the l lelie class were caxorting to their hearts content on the canvas covering of ' the greensward just outside of No. lo. Imagine how it feels, gentle reader (if ou ha e n ' t had the experience yourself) to dance with ( " r again after two months of Plebe summer at West Point. Rumor has it that some of the I ' pper Classmen were attracted to the spot, for that evening was the beginning of ' 2_? ' s reputation for dragging onl the prettiest ot temmes. ' Now let us introduce you to the big event of the e ' ening, the hop in Cullum. They say it was one of the best, and we certainly won ' t attempt toilispute them. .At least we know that we felt the enchantment of the moment, anil who would n ' t, with the pretty faces and dainty dresses, to say nothing ot the charm ot the balconv as the night boat threw its searchlight along the shores and the softened strains of the latest waltz floated down from ujistairs. As the powers decreed, it was not a feed hop, but many of the companies smuggled ice-cream and other forms of boodle into their streets, and for them it did become a teed hop, much to the delight of that hungry hoard, the stags. Thus the hour of midnight founil a tired but happy bunch of Kaydets dragging their weary feet back across No. I. " Say, Bill, what kind of a time did you have? " " O boy! Some keen femmcl .And maybe she could n ' t dance. Gee! " • And for the benefit of anyone who does n ' t know what Camp Illumination is, this old custom dates way back to days that we can ' t even remember. It is a Kaydet tradition, and occurring as it does the week-end before the practice march that ends the summer encampment, it serves as the final event ot the summer hop season. It is our last fling before settling down to the grind of academic duties. Furthermtjfe it is the first touch of corps social lite that a Plebe gets, and a welcome one it is after the round of double time and shining brass that is his lot in Plebe camp. am. 27th DIVISION PARADE . . S Guard of Honor for the fr ' Twenty-Seventh Division, I A. E. F., the Corps of - Cadets paraded on Fifth Avenue tor the first time in the history of the MiHtary Academy. No better tribute to the marching of the Corps can be made than the professional criticism published in the Army and Navy Journal. The West Point Cadets. The cadets from the United States Military Academy, under Col. Jens Biigge, U. S. A., retired, parading nine companies equalized into three battalions, and accompanied by its fine band, arrived in front of the official reviewing stand at 10:15 o ' clock, to act as a guard of honor. They wore the full dress gray uni- form and marched with perfect front, step and distances. All the rifles were at a uniform slope, an object lesson in precise military marching that New York cit ' has seldom seen equaled. The people were not slow to appreciate this, and the cadets received one of the great- est ovations of the day when they passed the reviewing stand. From column ot companies they broke into column of squads and then at the command of squads left they formed line beautifully, each squad swing- ing around like a door on a hinge. At attention the cadets stood like statues — not a move from any man. At rest the cadets sang and gave some of their well known yells. The band also enlivened the time In- playing catchy airs. tt If 27th DIMSION PARADK ; The splLiiilid appearance ot the Corps in this parade was particu larly y;ratityinii in view ot the taet that tor the Class " B " men it wa ' - only their second paraile as nieniher ' - o( the Academy. The Class " A ' Caiict Officers made a very cretiit able appearance. • ' F.arly reveille enabled the CorpN to leave West Point by a special train at 6:;;o a. m. that arriveil at W ' eehawken at S:p. When the Corps marched off the lerry the ' were agreeably surprised by members of the Red Cross Canteen Service who were to fortify the Kayilets for their long march with rolls and hot coffee. • " The Corps marchetl uy Wcsi Forty-Second Street to I ' ifth .A enue. Here it took its place as head of the parade and precedeil the returning veterans as tar as thi. reviewing stand at F.ighty-Seconii Street. There the line was formeii. I ' Vom this place of vantage, the cailets had an opportunity to see a division at tull war strength, an opportunity tor professional obser- vation which it may not be their lot to witness again during a life-time. • .Atter the division had passed, the Corps was marcheil to the Biltmore where luncheon was served. .Another march to the Weehawken l-erry completed a liay ot strenuous march- ing tor men who hail been confined to acailemic duty during the Winter. " The trip marked the tirst publii appearance ot the Corps since tht Inaugural parade of I 17. It was a treat long to be remembered by thi men who had been at West Point without the customary relaxation ot a Navy game trip. • Ixrave was granted the Student Officer Class to view the parade — an opi Jtrunity that was eagcrh grasped. Cease, niaii, to moiir ' n, to iveep, to zcai . Enjoy the shilling hours of sun; We dance along death ' s icy brink. But is the dance less full of fun? — The Kasidah ■ f . ■. ; " ■■ v ' Viii. IV. ' i . k H— y» ' l ERE. gentle reader, in this Hudson Para- HM JblT dise. where the (Plebe) Bible says the uB By first snake led Eve astray — luring her, [jMrJnRkM not as was once believed, with an apple LSs aM but with a bell button — here live, as you may not realize from the above introduction, the pamp- ered pets of Uncle Sam. It is a strange place to those who know it — swarming with birds, with beasts, and things that crawl — a land of giants, yet with many pygmies mingling in the throng — a country peopled even today with faerie, bordered by waters where the mermaid suns herself, and where the song of sirens has moved many a Ulysses to steer his craft for shore. C Many a wild tale and creepy legend has come down thru the ages from pred to Plebe. Many a story born in laughter has been told thru years and years, in Howitzer after Howitzer, and is retold here; many a sad tale, of men long dead and L. P ' s. that never died, and of Edgar Allan Poe in the grip of delirium tremens, writing those pathetic dirges and insane ravings known as tatoo and reveille. It is our folklore. Not all these stories, particularly that large and time- worn group of classics known as Kaydet grinds, are funny to us who are just leaving the Academy. Not all of them are even humorous. But read them over in ten years, and you will wake up in the night chuckling. To the stories of the humble peasant we go to learn a race — so also to the humble cadet. The great purpose and the high ideals of the Academy arc written in many histories and in many hearts, but the manner in which this doctrine is taught is less apparent. We must seek it in the minute and multiple acts of the Kaydet day: we must find it in the strange workings of the Kaydet mind. It is written in a strange tongue in terms of tacs, of gigs, of tenths, of hops, of slugs. And so we will turn to this book of stale jokes for stories of men become famous — searching hopefully to prove that these men were once human. May it be remembered forever that in his day P. Echols was the cadet adjutant: let us hope to hear in some Engineer mess that certain men so far unlimbered as to throw snowballs at a tac and were slugged for assaulting a child. Those of us who (God forbid) come back as tacs in after years will doubtless find many respects of custom and procedure different from the Corps we came to. Probably many of these changes will be excellent: but loving our old ways, we hate to see them pass. So we have tried to put in this book reminders of those well- known and beloved institutions which perchance will go. In the day when the first class buck has faded into oblivion, we shall remain to sing the undying lyrics of those lovable, carefree, life-loving Kaydcts, who were brethren of Grant, of Jackson, of Doc Johnson, of Eddie Nathaniel Jones. And the future tac, finding his Alma Mater quite gone to hell, may return to our comrade- ship in these pages, " living over again • • • • the days when we clasped our little hands in love, and roamed the area together. " Here are the good times and the bad; the slugs, soirees and joys of Kaydet days. Not tomorrow, but in future years the classes that read the old timeworn jokes will find therein their memories — and we hope that rising generations will look here to learn a part of what little, in the fulness of youth, they do not know. C «»c-0 O. C. to Cadet who had jumped into bed but had jor- gotten to turn the lights off when studying after laps, " Why is that side-light on? " Cadet, " I ' m a somnambulist and left the light on so I could see where I was going, sir. " The Colonel in miniature, that is, little Jens, went up to King Judge, who was leading the Birds the other day, and sprung this one, " Are you all hoys playing follow the leader 7 " Here ' s hoping little Jens never plays that kind of follow the leader. AVe recommend for the GROVS LEY BOTTLE: (Hall of Shame) WAFFLES Only because he is Waffles. E. U. GENE, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. A. O a Kaydet most Tacs are merely Tacs, but this one is a great deal more besides. C t ] In his Kaydet days, besides a certain i " JWm celebration in New York concerning which my discretion forbids detail, he is reputed to have led a South American revolution to a successful finish and then modestly refused the final triumph of Latin heroes — a firing squad behind the convent — and returned to the joys of here. He has a line of B. S. that its rear end knoweth not its front; say, did you ever hear him selling life insurance ? Or Kaydet store clothes? " The prominent citizen " they called him in ' 07, and so he is today. Always, be it a hop, a scrap, a Bolshevik uprising or a mere White, H. A. shooting birds ' nests down behind the butts, the Colonel is always on hand muy pronto with the " approved solution " complete on mimeograph sheets for the lecture when the problem is over. Which reminds me to include this famous problem of which he is the author; " You are the point of a patrol passing through these woods. At this point you stumble on a hostile cavalryman who is evidently dead drunk, and listening carefully you hear about twenty snores in the bushes. On advancing a few yards one of the enemy recovers sufficiently to shoot you in the leg. You quiet him and sit down to write your message, which you give to Pvt. Brown when the patrol comes up. APPROVED SOLUTION; " Jones " patrol, besides big tree in woods. No. 1, 17Jan-19. To C. O. Twenty enemy drunk, I am half shot. Remain here for stretcher. Jones. " C But greatness is not always limited to words or thoughts. Behold the deeds of valor that our Colonel does. Read, tremble, and obey. When you rise at dawn to hear the muezzins sounding off from the minarets (these people are the Oriental hellcats) hark to the words they shout, and bow three times toward the poopdeck, saying: " E.U.Gene is the one god,andKikeAllanishi3prophet. " 74 THE BOODLER In 1878 a young man who was wanted for robbery in seven states slipped across the border into the govern- ment reservation and opened a store, or as he facetiously called it a RESTAURANT, under the protection of the authorities. Year after year he eked out an existence from the Kaydet ' s unofficial income; giving them B- aches of one kind or another in exchange for the root of all evil. Whether these Baches landed them on the area or in the hospital the Kaydets always got their money ' s worth . ' . ' ■» r Of late, a hardier generation of Kaydets having arisen in the land, the boodler is not so satisfactory. His slugs, whether tactical or intestinal, no longer appease a race bred on hazing investigations and Sunday night suppers. Indeed cases are found where men like Al Morgan even claim to enjoy the leaden dainties which Mr. Denton serves down at the Greenwich Village of West Point. C This establishment is the modern Benny Havens, but Benny would roll over in his grave to hear us say so. No real Kaydet " A " book is complete without the record of a tour on the area or a waffle at the boodler ' s. We recommend for the CROIX de GUERRE: (Hall of Fame) The Hellcats UST as you roll over and settle down for the first real dream, there comes down the breeze a wild shriek and thunder breaks about the majestic heights of Cronest. My God what is it? Only the opening chorus of the little Midnight Frolic that the T. D. gives every night to put pep in the party. But I would sing not of the frolic, for that theme has been sung in every can- tonment in the world. My meat is the chorus of B. J. beauties that kick their pretty legs along and jazz the tired Kaydet thru the day. From Red, the handsome corpcral to the little B-j-est one that looks like Don Hardin, they are the only men on the post that can make more noise than They are the only outfit that beats the Kaydets out of bed, and like the first captain they get cursed for everybody ' s sins whatever. In fact, Jimmy Crawford smiles every time he sees them. They sure are some goats. " Those damned hellcats. " Billy He started every yearly graduation rumor but the real one, and we were all glad that he didn ' t start that. because as Kipling points out if he ever told the truth we ' d never know when to believe him. For years and years he has sent the Corps crazy when it was sane, and then restored its sanity when it was crazy. He invented piping, and then introduced Bull and papers to make the term " piping " out-of-date. This was in the days of the Supc ' s great grand pred. C. He once started a rumor that there was a new Kaydet grind, but for once everybody laughed at him. Louis In addition to the perpetual smile on this cheerful face, the way he can wind himself around a bugle and make it talk is in his greatest strength. He once got some one to admit that " Call to quarters " was the second pretti- est call there is — and anyone that can do that sure must be sorre bugler. , GEE AIN ' T IT HELL Gee ain ' t it Hell — to hear that Lillian Gish will play in " Hearts Afire " at the movies tonight and you rush over at 7;20 to get a good seat and you ' re all excited and as your anxious eyes light upon the screen you read " Latest Pictures from the Western Front. " and Gee ain ' t it Hell — to get up in the morning and find that the hot water is all frozen and you have tc crack off your whiskers instead of shave. and Gee ain ' t it Hell — to know you ' ve got ten minutes before the barber shop closes and you ' re going to drag tonight and your hair looks Hke Rip van Winkle ' s and you tear over to the barber shop to find Mr. Ducrot of 4th Class " Z " just meandering into the last vacant chair. and Gee ain ' t it Hell — to gaze at some beautiful damsel sitting just behind you at the movies and you firmly promise yourself that some day you will know her, yes, even drag her to a hop and then the guy next to you says, " That ' s our new math prof ' s wife. " Gee it ' s Hell. Vh f ' ii I and Gee ain ' t it Hell — to be taking a shower when first call goes and you make up your mind to go to supper with the rest of the boys and you rush around and you put on ycur campaign hat instead of your cap and you change that and you start out without your leggins and after hours of finding the buckle you strap them on and you shoot out of the door with your overcoat in mid-air but you run back to get your gloves and once more you rush out but this timt- you forget the lights and you dart back and turn them out and you finally reach the steps just as the faint tinklings of the last sweet echoes of Assembly fade into the dusk of eve — Gee it ' s Hell. and Gee ain ' t it Hell — to see some wooden specimen in Beast Barracks wrap his gun around his neck like a Japanese jug- gler and always out of step and you stamp him " FOUND " and then the register comes out and he ranks three or four and you rank — well, you just don ' t rank. and Gee it ' s Hell — to strut proudly over to the hotel with five class- mates and you ' re all dragging blind and you ' re all dolled up and you find the five femmes and one is L P — and you cross your fingers that she belongs to the guy next to you, but no — " Mr. So-and-So meet Miss L. P. " It gets your goat. At Sunday supper. " Do you know the relation between the waiter and the turkey we had for Christmas? " " So. go ahead and spring it. " " One descended from Ham and the other from eggs. " and Gee it ' s Hell — to sit down and pull on a fine old skag and dream that you ' re with her in the Astor and then you hear a knock down stairs and jump up and dismiss the skag and you hear another knock and you fan the air frantically and you open the door to let in some cold air and you finally have the room clear and there ' s another knock and you jump up again from your studies and he says, " Who ' s responsible for this smoke? " Matson to waiter, " What is the name of this soup? " " Mock turtle soup. " " Well you go tell the head waiter that he is carrying this camouflage business too far. " A Story of the Foreign Legion. Pete noticed that all the B-aches from E Company were written in one handwriting. Finally he got a paper signed in the same scrawl, and called up the man who had signed it " Why do you write all the E Company papers? " he asked. " Me. " replied the petit soldnt proudly. " I spik Englis. " Capt. M. — " What ' s an annuity? " Wahl. P. L. " t ' s a sum of money paid at regular intervals of time. " " Is that so? Well the government pays me a sum of money at regular intervals of time. I suppose that ' s an annuity, is it? " " No. sir, that is liable to stop. " 277 .Mm 278 T is January. The witc hing hour of night is drawing nigh. The wind howls thru the old South area, whirling the snow in fairy vortices, scintillant in the chill white moon- light. The cold is intense — so bitter that the kaydets have taken their Snappy Stories to bed with them. C Up to the north door of the Academic Building, creeping thru the inky shadows, comes a file of mufHed figures. A muttered password : the massive door swings open noiselessly. They pass thru the dark corridors, open the secret panel in the wall, descend a flight of grand steps into musty and deserted caverns. Thence follow a vaulted passage, turn twice to the right, three times to the left, come to a door which opens to a com- bination of m things taken n at a time, and ente.- thru a steel door that opens to its equation. At last they are in the uttermost Holy of Holies. fi. Upon the altar stands the symbolic isosceles, and on the altar cloth is embroidered the perspective of a rampant hyperbolic paraboloid in red, yellow and blue chalk. Two phosphorescent candles on the High Altar cast a dim light over the assemblage. In the far corner a fat and a thin acolyte are discussing the probability of drawing a full house in four draws. The rest are tense and silent — waiting. C But suddenly the High Priest bursts into the room. His black stole trails behind him as he hurries along. Cn it are written in letters of fire " Colonel and Pro- fessor of Mathematics. " The Associate Professor salutes: the assistants fall on their knees: the instructors grovel on the ground in self-abasement. As the Prelate takes his post, the Associate chants in tones of deep reverence " C.Smith is the one god, and the Colonel is his true prophet. " While the awed congregation responds " The Colonel can C. Smith. " The High Priest then commences the service. The lesson for today is from the seventh chapter of C. Smith, page 191, 147 paragraph — " An asymptote is a right line which meets a curve at infinity. " A sob breaks the silence at these awe-inspiring words .-« .-. C " Let us next repeat the creed of all true believers, " says the High Priest. All repeat in unison the solemn — " I believe in the existence of e, in the theorem of mean values, and in the method of least squares. I believe in Euler ' s criterion of integritability and in the infinite series, world without end. Amen. " At this point a weird sound arises. The High Priest and his assistants proceed with the ritual; " Sh Thrice the brindled cat hath mewed. " Thrice and once the hedge pig whined. " Hellcats call — ' t is time, ' t is time. " (All join hands and voices) " Round about the cauldron go. In the conicoid we ' 11 throw. Tangent planes, and sweeping curve. Watch the towering helix swerve. Hearken to the shriek and moan Of soul tormented sphere and-cone. May they greet and part again. May they meet and trouble men. " C Further than this we cannot go. The conclave is brewing a calculus writ and atrocious horror follows, row on row, whose profanity must not blast the printed page .♦ .♦ NEW YEARS DAY IN THE MORNING Tack, S. O., Kaydet, Oriole, Policemap, Waiter, Helical, and the ccm ' s dog; irj urtison: •• Who the hell scid, ' HAPPY NEW YEAR? • " 279 i Bk: OIN out de Duma " called the duke one sultry ■ 11 afternoon, strolling from the d ucal palace (tent 23, F Co.) toward the General P-rade. Immediately it became apparent that some great event was on hand. From every direction, down the broad Nevski Prospekt, which leads to the czar ' s immense tent, from the slum quarter, the Ghetto, the 4th Class Club, and every part of the great camp came flocking the adherents of Didy Degnan, Duke of de Duma. G. C. B. On noting that their leader wore (nothing) his ceremonial garb — worn only on state occasions, the multitude began to dance and yell, shouting the praises of the chief. " Wet drag for Olcott " the Dancing Duke decreed. " Wet drag, wet drag " howled the hungry horde. But look. A small group of rebels gathers about the chosen victim and with cries of BOLSHEVIK! BOLSHEVIK! throw themselves upon the true believers!!!!!! Incon- ceivable turmoil. Unutterable confusion. When the skies cleared and the waters subsided, behold the Duke sat triumphant upon the prostrate bodies of his enemies. Who, seeing him thus in his hour of great- ness, thought of the wonderful rise of this ruler from the post of an humble cowboy shooting blanks at the Highland Falls cattle from a strong point in the bushes? But one who remembered that fatal episode with the village bull could well understand his dread of the Red flag .-.» .» The Duma published the following communique that night, " We dragged ten men and a flanker. " The official bulletin was even more concise. " Degnan Naked in company street. " Major English (as Barton crosses the area with coat unbuttoned): Orderly, bring me that list of men who still have a chance for leaves. (Scratches off last one on 1st Co. list, sighs with relie}) At last my work is done. HE Culprit Fay settled down cozily beside the newest tac. " How do you find the place after all these weeks? " he said, suggestively. " It ' s gone to hell, " replied the child, his restrained thoughts at last set free. " The bucks no longer wash their beds. They smoke cigarettes at all times. They don ' t buy new clothes. They let Plebes shine their tar- buckets. And their dancing is disgusting. I was never like that when I was a first class buck. " " Did n ' t you get skinned pretty often for dusty shoes? " asked the Culprit Fay. " After I got that slug for spanking Plebes with a bayonet I never had time to clean them, " returned the recent grad. " I don ' t seem to recall that you washed your bed, " mused the Fayrie. " I had a Plebe wash it. What difference? " asked the baby tac. " Wait till you ' ve been here a year, " suggested the Culprit Fay. The Culprit Fay folded himself close in a corner of the red comforter. " How are things going at this here place? ' ' he inquired of its S. O. occupant. " The place has gone to hell, " returned the host. " The Upper Classmen don ' t know anything about the Corps customs. Also, they ' re not crawling Plebes right, and they ' re too high ranking. I never was like that when I was a Cadet. " " Can it be so? " said the Culprit Fay. " Wait till you ' ve been here a year. " The Culprit Fay sat on the radiator before a gray Cadet. " Great life if you don ' t weaken, " he tritely quoted. ' Naw, it ' s all different now, " quoth the pampered pet. " The place has gone to hell. The Plebes are slimy messes, the tacs are shorts and won ' t let us get on them, the food is poor, there are n ' t a ny hops. . . . " " Easy, easy, wait till you ' ve been here a year, " whispered the Culprit Fay The Culprit Fay sat on Wells ' Algebra. " How ' s the Game ? " he delicately asked. " Fine, " said the Plebe. " I ' ve piped it for years and it beats what I expected. " " Wait till you ' ve been here a year, " groaned the Cul- prit Fay. NOTE : — The Culprit Fay is the spirit who presides over Cronest, the cemetery and the Engineer gardens. Captain of Coast, regarding a figure of the traiectory in vacuo: What did you say that line is? A parabola? No. I think it must be an asymptote because it runs to infinity each way. I 280 RcytjLW ■PHOTOS HAPHtD ©Y TM6 ALLIED 5) NA,L COBP3 ■ ■ OM THt ITALIAN fKOHT 5r ov lNQ THt ' Tit ops " T♦ AT 50MellMi5 OCC02 WriEM BOilHtJt) 5 gOirtlNgi, t tK AT WEM POIMT ■ ■ INTKQDOCIHe J SMITH -AftOCkilN Trtt CAVAUEV TVT 5K )TM CECt ' lVt-b OZptC ) TO etPOCT TO v. " --jT rriHT Foa OOTr WiTrt THe CAV. THt: OSPE-e5 (5 IS «ass!53: (i - ' P " foe SOME UH Known I?EA50M ■HE IS VbT m rrtc mFAHTey(r) IH THE MtAHTlMt- tin WIFE ANO CHILD i QC - - ' A WHXfc CTTTtE TCA i uilll A.Ki WIPT AT •HOMt pHt QOti iTO C lUNTAMCLttJ - Stl OP DIf -riCOLTie5 1 •Tno viCToer- •OVtIZLOOCfPW " ' CoMHlTTtt OH- -- ' m;iDr - - ° ? m ■■■ ■■HMi rO those who were fortunate to retain their places at the board to the end, the class banquet at the Astor on June 12. 1919. will forever be remembered. Owing to the unusual wealth of the class, the banquet committee, directed by that best of office holders, George Washington Lewis, was ab ' e to buy and pay for all the necessary food and drink, and few if any of us can say they saw daybreak. C On account of his well known tendency to slip under the table on slight provocation. President Allan surrend- ered his hereditary job of Toastmaster to Cadet Kilroy, famous for his strength of mind. d After a chorus of Winter Garden damsels had snatch- ed from us what little food was served, the banquet be- gan in earnest. (The menu is printed in full somewhere near this article. The wine list may be found in anybody ' s " A " book. C A picked squad of bouncers, headed by the Smith boy boys. Shorty and Nigger — was stationed at the gate to keep out married men. Some two dozen of our class- mates were refused admission on this account, the old political maxim of " Greatest fun for greatest number " having been stipulated by Chairman Lewis. d The Toastmajter now performed that sacred ceremony which never fails to bring tears to the eye. Looking to the foot of the table, he raised his glass on high and sounded off; C • ' Mr. Vice, The Tenth! " C " The Tenth, God bless her! " responded Horowitz, springing to his feet at the foot, and the ball room of the Astor resounded to the mighty response, " The Tenth, God bless ' er! " C Toastmaster Kilroy waited a moment for the emotion to subside, then rose and began the hilarity with a few well chosen words — " Ladies and — er — Classmates — We have with us tonight — no, I mean I have the pleasure — (howls of protest) — HALT! Look who ' s here! " H This bon mot hushed the noise and introduced the first speaker, who was, by the seniority rule, Mr. Wazoo Waddell. I. " I am called upon, incompetent tho ' I be, to toast the Father of the Academy. Gentlemen, there are many things this famous man did. There are few West Point customs he did not invent. But I claim him famous for a greater thing than any of these. I give j ' ou Father Thayer. He wore a Tiffany ring! " (Applause) C. Toastmaster — " When I was a Cadet (shouts of ' You still are, Raymond ' ) I was once told to call my shots, and after due deliberation I told the Major, ' This shot 281 will be a miss, ' and it was. The gentlemen who will tell you about ' the Ladies ' is picked for the same thing, his great ability to pick up a Miss. Lonty Wheeler. " C Wheeler, however, had been unable to convince the Smith boys that his friend was not his wife, so " the Ladies " were unheard of. We had Ziegfield ' s Follies on hand for just such an emergency. d Toastmaster — " Now and then we have had class meetings. I always voted a straight ticket. Kyke Allan, the people ' s choice, will immortalize ' Tammany. ' " C. Mr. Allan responded from under the table, " Boys, be men. Be Shtuden ' Off ' shers! You ' not C — dets! Colonel says ' Buck up! ' Be men. Be Shtuden ' Off ' shers! If you don ' t ac ' like men, I ' U treat you like Shtuden ' Off ' shers. " C Toastmaster — " I was going to ask Whittier to give us Scott ' s Fixed Opinion, but she would n ' t tell him what it was. I will ask Ben Byrne to make a few remarks on the Engineers. " C Byrne — " I don ' t know why I am picked on to talk about Engineers. I never lived with one, altho my great grandfather founded the department of P. M. E., but nobody remembers him except Waddell, so it must have been Waddell who picked me for this speech. Gentlemen, there ' s nothing in the world like logic to settle your difficulties, whether they be tactical, academic or Deacon Hill. Now Stearley and I have helped many a good man to see the light, but naturally we never tried that on stars, so what I don ' t know about the Engineers is quite evident. However, as I am called upon to talk about them, I ' U try and make it as interesting as possible. Some day I ' 11 draw a picture of ' Wild Animals I have Known ' and show Whittier shut up in castle, cage or whatnot. The good old Admiral used to tell his fleet, ' Now I don ' t want you men to think the Engineers is a soiree. I just want you to see how we do it. When I was in Texas. I built the gallows where fourteen men were hanged at once. You want to get in the Engineers. " And that ' s what I say too. Any man that can build gallows like that ought to be in the Engineers. So, my dear young brothers, let us take home with us today this beauteeful thought — ' Blessed are those who poop, for they shall see stars. ' " d There were numerous other speakers, and as the wine flowed faster, the speeches improved a thousand per cent, only unhappily no one was able to record them. The names of the speakers have been placed on the menu, however, and we all agreed that was enough. The management of the Astor, aided by their very efficient staff, got everybody to bed by dawn and the party was a complete success. iflc mi Kaydet Koktail Boullion Hors d " CEuvre Capon Trout a la Mess Spuds (Orders will be published during this part of the Mess. Don ' t feed or annoy the Adjutant) Pease-and-grease Rainbow Salad Ice Cream Brew Coffee Cigars Nuts Don ' t hesitate to call the waiter. SPEAKERS Toastmaster — Cadet Kilroy Allan — " Tammany " Whittier — " Scott ' s Fixed Opinion " Bvme — " Engineers " Green — " Etiquette and Ethics " Dalbey — " I Don ' t Wanta " Waddell — " Father of the Academy " Wheeler — " The Ladies " Mr. Meier — " Life Insurance " Ely — " My Namesake " Riess — " The Working Man " THE TAC " And what ' s a tac? " his sweetheart asked, " And what might his work be? " The kaydet. scowling, answered thus: " A mighty king. " quoth he. " His work it seems is never done. He surely does endeavor, To set us all a-walking on The area forever. " " O. D. OUS " Stories. O. D. (inspeclinj the second relief about tattoo) — What flag is flying, Mr. Dumgard? Yes. Sir. What! {produces pencil) What flag is flying? The overcoat flag, Sir. Palmer — Officer of the Day, absent from sick call. Dec. 13, 1918. B-ache: 1. The report is correct. 2. 1 received the reports for sick call in the mess hall. n ,.H- «vi ' - flTO . - ' ' TV fiker Tn LKarq 1 ' ra:Kaa,es undCvwenT opefajron roraDpendicTTls oo " rbemlrCI S-O-B STUFF (Being an abstract o( the opinions of everybody wc know) The Tacs say: You men are nothing but Yearlings. While one of the Upper Classmen offers this in toasting • The White Man ' s Burden " • There s the Make, he does everything and dont know nothing: There ' s the Tac. he knows everything and don ' t do nothing; And then there ' s the Student Officer, he don ' t know nothing and he don ' t do nothing neither. " 283 mmmmmmm C ' 2 01 ' ' : ' - ' ; o Card for Chaperons. THE KAYDET ABDUL Now you ' ve all learned to pale at that heart-rending tale Of Abdul the Bui BUL Amir, And how he was killed in the prime of his youth By Ivan Petrusky Skivar. Now to pass time along I will sing you a song Of an up-to-date Ivan Skivar, Who lived in a land made of granite and sand Where the Grays and the Whites were at war. He was handsome and tall, but that was n ' t all, For the lad was a model kaydet. He was dissy and hivey yet human and lively. Oh, folks you ain ' t heard nothin ' yet! He had new ideas he had worked on for years. And that ' s how he boned his reverse. For he said the T. D. was a deadbeat, you see And the tacs were slackers or worse. Though West Point is hot you can never be shot, (Said Dumbjohn) and since that is clear There ' s just one point more — we are winning the war. By keeping the tacs over here. But the T. D. w ent wild from the com. to the child, And they sought out a champ for the tacs. They sorted the best from out of the rest Amd they chose the S. I. for a max. He was tall and sedate and he thought like a freight. But here lay the charm of the plan. His seething ambition was quill on suspicion So they gave him the quest to a man. So the bold S. I. led, quilled for slouching in bed. Dusty glasses, non-uniform soap. Dumjohn sttuck as of yore shined the knob on his door, And the Council of Powers gave up hope. But the S. I. as ever was brutally clever. And the skin-list read, Dumbjohn, B. J.: " Requiring fourth class man to wiggle his ears " And they carried poor Dumbjohn away. 284 Something Every Young Plebe Should Know. For meteorological observations in the field, as distin- guished from observations at permanent stations, and for hygrometric observations in connection with baro- metric hypsometry in the various surveys in this country, the psychrometer is indispensable. — Tillman. Just Like Pa. (in 1925) Chapline ' s baby must be the smartest brat on the post, to hear Charlie talk. Yes, I was quite prepared to hear him say when the child swallowed a tack it was because he heard the doctor say he ought to have a tough skin. C5v9cvS3 Copied From the Howitzer of ' 93. Winkelman( om ous i ). " We are still having a great deal of trouble with this class in Philosophy. " The chaplain may not be much on prayer, but when he said, " God bless the Comm and give him wisdom, " he certainly knew what was needed. The Artistic Temperament. The Admiral: Mr. Jackson, have you heavy under- clothes! Jack (coughing again): No, sir, but I ' m wearing three jerseys and two pair of socks. Attributed to Col. B. S. ski. Problem : If a major general sits on the point of attack, should he move his left to the rear or shift the seat of war? I These are true stories: White. H. A.— Sir could n ' t study last night. I fell off in the shutes yesterday. Lieut. Leavenworth — That ' s no excuse. I ' ve been on the range myself. Waffles: When did you press these trousers? Moreland: Last night, sir, but I ' m a very light sleeper. Smith. N. A.; Sir, is that an invisible line? Maj. English: Yes, any line drawn that way is invisible. Shorty: But, sir I don ' t see any line there. O. Lcntilhon ' 1st mermaid: don ' t know how many times he kissed me. 2nd mermaid; What with it happening right under your nose? This shrine visited yearly by thousands ' wh: receive petty favors for kissing it. It has been said that this questionable reward destroys their souls. Rivers (closing his oratory) That ' s not quite in the words of the book, sir, but I think it contains the essence of the subject. Davy: Yes. the B. S-sence. Help Wanted. Does anybody know the name of the girls ' school in the city, that advertises: " Our guts are admitted to the West Point hops. " 1. I request permission to raise a mustache. 2. This will increase my military bearing. — , ' athan A. Smith. Phenol : Does anyone care for potatoes, sir ? Meat, please. Suppose centipedes ever walk the area? » TO A WELL KNOWN DEITY I know ' tis tough to write such stuff, My Muse is seeing red. And these poor Hnes are simply signs Of turmoil in her head. She cried, ' You fool, I ' m here to rule. You write that men may read. " And thus, you see, she forces me To voice my loathsome creed. In all the worlds, fair Goddess mine. Majestic and serene. There is no other can compare With thee, O Nicotine. The perfume of the air you breathe Is comforting and sweet. Oh, may men never cease to come And worship at thy feet. Your life so pure, your soul so clean Who will deny you these. And who can doubt your magic wand Has inborn power to ease The suffering of the faithful ones Whose frames are racked with pain ? You never dim the hopes of those Who follow in your train. When everything has gone dead wrong, And whee ' s of fate have turned To bring disorder into life. Then destiny is spurned; For sweet forgetfulness is mine And always at my side In the, O dear unfailing one. My ever watchful guide. My trembling hand, my quick-drawn bi This fearful cough of mine Are but the joys from incense burned Before your saintly shrine. I trust that you will help me bear My load of earthly cares When trouble shadows me at last. And takes me unawares. And when my eyes are closed in death, And I have drained my cup. And lie in sweet Elysian Fields A-pushing daisies up. Please think of me, O Goddess just. And mitigate my pain. And Oh, deliver me from need To ever smoke again. I Have You experienced the horrors of war? WHY do YOU wear three SILVER chevrons if you have not? The Cadet Mess offers Every Horror of modern warfare. Dig your way through the wire. Burrow in the dirt. Get shell-shock from the eggs. Get ammonia and mustard gasses. And trench feet. If you prefer the dug-outs, eat under the table. ALL under Billy ' s experienced supervision in GRANT HALL, called the mess hall after certain notorious characters, u Col. S — says: The Cadet Mess is a good mess. I eat there when I have to. " Steady. Ill change IhaC lied it up, tied it up! Take them back, Sergeant, lake them back and make them do it over again. ' 287 TO A SLIP STICK In Phil they have a slip stick, A curious thing to see. But the things they make it do for them. It will not do for me. I t does not help me multiply. It will not do division; It ' s just a grind the devil pulled To banish our precision. When formulae are needed Our stick will not derive them. The slide rules work like magic A wooden goat can ' t hive them. There ' s a slip about a slip stick As betwixt the lip and cup. For everything I calculate My slide rule ties it up. I have a long equation And want its differential. I find it on the slide rule. But — check it with my pencil. The slide rule shines with whiteness And threadlike lines of black. We suffer in its presence Like men upon the rack. But we e-xpect its failings And inconsistency. For after all its merely A Hun atrocity. Now it avails me nothing To sit here and abuse it, I ' 11 stop this footless nonsense And bone up how to use it. I s " Tiger! Tiger! Cup, Please! ONLY A YEARLING (As the ' 19 Howitzer saw it) I dance with her vainly at CiiUuni, But she snubs me wherever I go — I ' m ranked by a snake of a second class make. For I ' m only a yearling, you know. I " ve told her my love and I ' ve asked her to hops- It ' s always the same line I hear: " Of course you are cute, and a corporal, BUT- You are only a yearling, my dear. " (Our Version) I chased her all during November, Now she cuts me whenever we pass — I ' m ranked by a snake of a " Fourth Class A " mak( For I ' m only an S. O., alas! I ' ve told her my love and I ' ve asked her to hops- It ' s always the same line I hear; " Of course you are cute, and a near second " loot. But I want a kaydet, my dear. " Cullum goes through the tine! 2S9 Ely — Sir, what makes the ocean blue? Davy — Same thing that makes you so intelligent: density. IN WARD McELDERRY, AT MIDNIGHT. McGill — Cess, is that you snoring. Jones, C. P. — No. I ' m awake. It must be Jerkwater. J. Water — Naw, I ' m awake too. A full dress hat drill m Yearling camp: Dunham had just given " to the rear " and then ' Squads right. " and of course the Plebes gummed it. One in particular seemed to have lost his bearings. " Who are you out there? " shouted Stuffy. " I don ' t know, I counted off number five in the back row, " replied Long, H. Sentinel in summer camp, " Halt, who ' s there? " Coast Artillery Officer; — " Officer of the camp and ladies. " Sentinel: — " Advance to be recognized. Squad halt. " J _ •» f .V .0 1 ' 4 y ■ - V ti " • ♦ A.t . iii J n_j r Qqa-tY- Kike Allan having run out of hands to shake, went among the 4th class and recognized the football men. The following conversation was overheard: Mr. Sullivan, did you make the squad? Yes. Sir. Glad to know you, Sullivan. By the way, what squad did you make? Whj I made the punishment squad. —YES, OR DIG A HOLE AND BURY IT. Colonel of Engineers: " And now. Smiley, that we ' ve captured these field guns, how ' II we destroy ' em! " Major of Engineers: " Well. Sir. we might fire the gun without closing the breech-block; that would probably — " C of E: " Yes, or — You know these shells have TIME FUSES; we can set one of them for-say twelve o ' clock, and run off and leave it. " . IHE UP-TO-DATE SA ' AGE • So This Is .In .hiloDiobilc! Shall He Make It Liiu-i,s Or .Ippeiidix? " O, Both. He ' s Oiilv . I Cadet r Haeeha ite of the hru; Sad Fate of Sorthjield M ssloi arv First Doii)i I ' I Tac — to Plebe in Cadet Store : " What are you waiting for? " Plebe: " For the tailor. I ' m to be measured for a hat cord, sir. " Why is it that whenever a bunch of kaydets get to- gether they start singing? It can ' t be because they ' re happy. At Saturday Inspection. Harter: " May I make a statement, sir? " Connie: " Yes. " " These gloves I have are borrowed, sir. " " Well I suppose your gun is borrowed too? ' After some hestation: " Yes, sn. " " From whom? " " The United States Government, sir. " — BPSRTLCTT SPECIflLTlEC - for ocddenTaHy mounted offlcera MaqneTic Compass Reins Inverled 5TIrnjp ' IjumpumoiiT Accelerator Tor Coast AnTllery Hordes " THE Cooey Call " mounTed en pommel when puahed calls Whoa! Wboooail " VmiKunorr DesTcjoed for- fnqioefrs m ' he ( " ielo and succfssrully tested iSTeerlng on George Davis Wheel ArCusbbn Rcce oRie aOc mounirnq lodcier with qrapplinq hooka Rosenthal: " Watt discovered the kilowatt when it killed him; hence the name kill-a-watt! " Sheet ' s Law of Insolubility: If two quantities are combined and their combination contains insoluble properties, and the combination be heated, the insoluble properties will unite and form an insoluble solution. 292 Table com: This steak is awful. Smart waiter: Wai times, you know we all have to make sacrifices. Table com : Sure. But that does n ' t excuse the cook for making his m the form of a burnt offering. From a Plebe ' s letters. " am much struck by the glasses they use. " I I " The Moving Finger writes: and having writ. Moves on: nor all your Picly nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line; Nor all ycur Tears wash out a Word cf it. " IIBII Sullivan, EJ-Sir. Cadet Sullivan reports jor permission to take two civilian friends into barracks. Pete — Male or female? ATTENTION! We have heard at last the real reason why the classes of 1920 and 1921 were graduated. The Laundry could n ' t accommodate the enlarged Corps. Blaik — " Now we all want to max the volleys at this afternoon ' s funeral, so everybody keep their eyes on the captain ' s mouth. " (Problem for Engineers: Where does the captain stand during volley fire?) Romain (designating the target), " Reference point, smokestack on that, that that barn. " Castles in Spain Cadet, upon looking at cadet store account and perceiv- ing that he was in debt S1S1.95. " Darn it, I wish there was no such thing as money. " 2nd Cadet; " Cheer up old boy, since leaving ci! life we ' ve had no real proof that there is. " 29t " Are you asleep? You there with the glasses on! " Doc Johnson awoke with a start of fear. Then his cool mind regained its power. He took his glasses off, put them away, and went back to sleep with a clear con- science. THE BALLAD OF ALLAN HEIFERGILL (These are the best verses) And many and many a wild thrill Grew out of the tales he spun. Of gallows where fifteen niggers were stretched And rotted there in the sim. " And I was the man that did the job. Yes! Building gibbets and biers Is the work for men like Hcifergill, ADMIRAL OF ENGINEERS. " Down to A. A. Humphrey, where the diggers and dammcrs go, He went to command a company, and when he took it, lo Full half his men were aliens, the rest " objcctionecrs, " While first and last was Hcifergill, ADMIRAL OF ENGINEERS. Hither beside the Hudson, like Drake from the Spanish Main Beating his way to England, Allan came home again And the flagship was a ponton boat, cadets the buc- caneers. While the chief was Allan Heifergill, Admiral of Engineers. DtrartBsnt of lJr ' wine,lort Point, II.T 101 1 ortor 7oa,!.lrtit nant O.f.Amy uni iiii1{7ioa, not to taUt to, hold conT«n»iit on or othPr oOPsrunJOBt lor lth,ftnj ponoo ' iitroo»orT 1r th« I ' Tnrtront of In druTlng, J 1 il f - Lloat.Col.n.. .Am , Profsri-or of DrBwlin;,o.:j.«.A I li«T» raad th aboTo an) ondorBtanil It ■ irnu... r V Vy Tt »9S On the range Davy: Now Mr. Cooey, I want you to call the next shot. Cooey fires silence. Davy: Mr. Cooey, did n ' t I tell you to call that shot? Well you call the next one, understand? Cooey (making ready to fire): Sir, the next one will be a bull at five o ' clock. At P. M. E. The Admiral: Too many men have been jalhng over- board lately. Hereafter, not more than one man every half hour will fall overboard. Have you heard this one? Kilroy had been having trouble with ht front board recitation in electricity. Davy: Mr. Kilroy, I ' II give you one more chance. Explain the laws governing the force of attraction between two charged bodies. Kilroy. Why — er — it ' s this way, Sir, you — er — er — you — Davy (who has seen Kilroy on the range) picks up the piece of red silk used to generate electricity in a glass rod and waves it back and forth after the manner of the target marker while Kilroy sits down in confusion. In the Admiral ' s section. Section: ' Ten — ti — o — n. I wish to announce that Pre- mier Clemenceau has been shot. Rest. Section: ' Ten — ti — o — n. My brother has returned from France. Rest. Section: ' Ten — ti — o — n. Don ' t be surprised if you see me wearing captain ' s bars next week. Rest. Section: ' Ten — ti — o — n. I want you men to use saddle soap on your boots. I ' ve tried it and find it excellent. Rest. LINES FOUND IN THE TEXTBOOK OF ONE WHO WAS FOUND. When I go to Hell. As I doubtless shall, (Tho the date. I hope ' s remote) I pray thai I May there espy Chasing an asymptote. To catch it right, Where it ' s not quite Almost infinity, C. Smith— then— well ' Twould make of HELL A Paradise for me. ' !!! Supplements to Edward Lear 1 A barrack policeman named Bill. Told fictitious rumors until. The kaydels said. " Yes. He ' s too full of B. S.. That mendacious policeman named Bill. " There once was a Plebe who said " How Shall I put some more milk in this cow? I ' It mil growly and jam. And gi ' .e that to the damn Table com. when he sounds off for cow! " " Reference: Library U. S. M. A., 821.07 A Bird ' s-eye view of West Point 296 m imi mwsE § cknotulebsments; HF Ininny F.iliror and his Boss, Ik-n H rnc, have ilccidftl that Hrick and Doc won ' t let them acknowledge their many intlehtetl- nesses, and besides Brick and Doc ha ' e enouuh to acknowledge and apologize for; and so Ben tells me that I must write this little BS in m own section, and say that I acknowletlge a lot of things. ' ! Wherefore I pray anil beseech vou as man - as jnire are here present, to accompany me with heart and an humble ' oice, savinti — •j I gi -e my acknowletlgments to all those fnun whom ! ha -e borrowed pencils. 1l I give my thanks to all those (). D. ' s who ha e failed to hive me running lights after taps. • I thank all those officers of the post who by their unconscious humor have made the success of this department possible, and regret that the powers that be have refused to allow the printing of their names, whereby these officers would recei e cretlit for their work. •j I acknowletlge that this stuff is funnier than most Uniiilzcrs have been, and trust that (ui will agree with me. If tiu ilon ' t, I don ' t care. I know I am right. 1j Ben makes all the above acknowleiigments. I acknowletlge that these opinions are Hatteriny to the editor ami the Boss. Ben wants it ilistinctK understooil that he does n ' t. H I thank Ben for running this department for me. H He acknowleiiges it. H I thank you. m m fcTtX £ m Trlv m i i t.;«.x m m ■j; .V -jT -4 V,J HE last homing bird pulls off his gloves • ' " V and flutters home to his mate. Dusk slips fl I OVE " " f h hilltops unheeded and fills the quiet valley where the mighty Hudson ■ laps her rocky shores. Softly the hellcat sings his sunset song. The day is done. C Comes night. Gently the book is closed, and as the even star rises over the chapel there comes to us the peace that passeth understanding, and the knowledge of work well done. We see a long day and joyous: we see the happy faces of the father; the mother; the sweet- heart, little Nell; and we know we made those faces bright. We see evil livss made pure. We see sorrowing hearts gladdened and slow pulses quickened, and know that our efforts made those spirits glad, those pulsebeats swift. A warm flood of gratitude wells up within us; we, thank ourselves, we, who have done so well. C From heaven to the area, from Trophy Point to Mermaid Cove, we gleaned these rosepink petals that fell into our shadowland, making West Point a better " ole; and wove these bits of whatnot into a wondrous mosaic that forms the Silver Lining. C Yet enter ever the memory of mistakes and faults. We have done those things which we ought not to have done, and we have left undone those things which we ought to have done. Maybe that we have failed — The vision fades. The pale stars climb the purple bowl of night o» c- C Praise God from whom all blessings flow: that we finish this book here today, the twelfth of April, at seven in the evening; and with new and contrite hearts we go to seek the comforter. ' This is not funny. II k-_ (iLOSSARV »- A. B., n. ArtM Biril. Member of the society for the Propa- uation ol IV-ilcstrianism. A cadet who habitually receives more than the allowed number of demerits each month. Area, «. The Courtyard ot Barracks, . n iileal place for an aftern K n stroll. B. A., n. Busted .Aristocrat. A former cadet officer liereft of his chevrons, res|Xjnsibilities and privileges. B-.AcHE, n. .An explanation of a report. Light Action for the diversion of the T. IJ. r. To submit an explanation; To accumulate a half a dozen tours in the process of explainini; a late. B-.At ' HKR, «. One who talks incessantly even between reveille and breakfast. Beast, n. . New Cadet. Beast Barracks, ii. Name applied to that portion of bar- racks where new cadets hibernate; now almost the same as a nursery. B. J., ( . Bold before June. Chanicteristic of Plebes. Black Book, «. Regulations L ' . S. M. A. — The ten thou- sand Cimimanilments. Blase, luJJ. I ' resh. Bone, r. To study, to strive tor. A diversion lor cadets; Check book (obsolete) — To stop buying articles trom the c.idet store. Dis. — To he g(«Hl. To please or avoid the I " . 13. Files — To strive lor high class rank. Make — To seek chevrons. Muck -To exercise in the gym. Tenlhs — To work for gixnl marks. Boodle, «. Contrabrand edibles purchased by cadets for the iK-netit of the T. D. BiK oi.ERs, «. The contcctioner ' s store. Bootlick, n. A jHill. f. To curry favor with. Bootlick Allev, n. The suli-tactical alley. Cadet company officers street in camp. Brace, r. (obsolete) To assume a military |Kisition with the chin slightly drawn in and the shoulders back. ' l°o invite a i ' lelH ' to assume a military attitude. lo gamble with the T. D. with I- ' urlough as a stake. B. S., n. British Science. The study of the Knglish language. Flowery s| ecch. BiCK, «. Not a cadet officer; an irresiK)nsible cadet. An enlisted man. Bt ' CLE, c. To hold silent conversation with the blacklward (pr a whole recitation (icricKl to kcx-p from being called on to recite. BisT, c. To plunge a cadet officer into deep despair by depriving him of his chevrons and sub-div job. spec. his the Cit, h. .a civilian. One who enters the .Army without a four ye;ir ' s sentence at West I ' oint. Cits, «. Civilian clothes. Cold, adj. .Absolutely perfect, t. g. a " Co Com, It. Commandant of Cadets. Con, .a peril). I of rest assigned to makes. CoRp, «. .A Yearling make; higher ranking than the .Supc; The conunander-in-chief of a squad. Crawl, v. To admonish a I ' lebe without res|icct to feelings. (Now obsolete) Crawloh), n. One who crawls. Descrii ' , n. Descriptive geometry. See " Slug. " DsADBEAr, V. ' I ' o avoid a task or duty. To go Hospital. H. .A cailet who can sprain his ankle and have a sun- stroke within fifteen minutes after the publication ol an S. O. tor a funeral. Uiv, M. .A section of cadet barracks comprising fifteen cells. Dis, II. Di.scipline. The art of conforming one ' s conduct to the ten thousand Commandments. Keeping |x sted on all orders iniblished ilaily in the Mess Hall: Kemendiering to call at the cadet store for clothing; Keeping awake in Chapel; etc., etc., ail infinitum. Dissv, ailj. Lacking in demerits— lucky. DRAti, II. .A pull on a skag. .A iMKiilick. V. To escort or carry. .A word conveying many mean- ings, e. g., to drag a femnie; to drait the mail; to as-sist another cailet to pull otf his white trousers; to gently awaken another cadet by overturning his bed; to hold a newly made Yearling corp under a hydrant, and there apply water, (lomade and shoe |)olish to his he.Til. D. T., II. Double time. Ihc habitual gait of a BLAST. Di IROT, II. .A name applied almost to anything, cs)K-cially something insignificant. Commonly applied to I Ic1k-s. e. g., " Mr. Ducrot, keep your eyes off me. " Dl M(il ARI ) DiMioHN See Di Dl ' ILICKET I Lemme, II. The eternal feminine. Less, £.. To fail. II. .A failure, as a " cold few " LiLE, n. A male | erson, generally in the militar service. .A grade in class or military rank. Lino, c. To discharge for deficiency in studies or conduct. Lore! inl. .An exclamation of warning. I ixik nut! Lrieo -xa4, II. Insignia of the I ' . S. M .A. on Lull Drcs Liat. .A collection of pomade, elcctru silicon and skins. 199 Gic, «. and v. See Skin. Goat, n. A cadet who hovers about the bottom of his class. (Plural) The lowest section. Grind, n. Something funny. A bum joke. Conducive to bathing with clothes on. Growi.ev " , n. Tomato catsup. V. To blush. Gum, v. To make a gross error. GuMSTiCK, H. One who gums things. Heli. Cats. Members of the fife and drum Corps. Those who awaken the slumbering cadets by fiendish music about the time civilized people retire. Hell Dodger, ti. A cadet who frequents the Y. M. C. A. Hell-on-the-Hudson, h. Dear Old West Point. Hive, v. To understand. To catch a cadet in the act of breaking a regulation — the aim of the T. D. Hundredth Night. . young musical comedy given by the cadets loo days before June. L. P., n. Anything undesirable. A femme whose beauty leaves much to be desired. Limits, «. Cadet limits on the reservation. The limits of our prison; The territory beyond which our great White Father says we shall not go. Make, «. . cadet officer. Max, v. To do a thing in perfect order. n. h 3.0 in recitation. .A complete success. Missouri National. . n air, which when whistled is supposed to produce rain. Formerly prohibited by the T. D. on that account. Muck, i. Strength. Orderly, h. . cadet on his weekly tour of chambermaid duty. O. C, «. Officer in Charge. An officer detailed to augment the skin list. O. D., n. Officer of the Day. O. G., i. Officer of the Guard. P., n. Professor. P. C. S., H. Previous condition ot servitude; occupation before entering the . cailemy. P. D., n. A cadet appointed from Pennsylvania. Pipe, v. To day dream. To look forward to a thing. Plebe, n. A Fourth Classman. . cadet who is annoyed, harrassed and cruelly treated at West Point by the rowdies of the Upper Classes. Plebe Skin, n. A flannel blouse of uncertain shape issued to cadets on the day they enter. V. Refiort against a cadet who has been hived giving fatherly aiivice to a Plebe. Worth about three months and half a furlough. P. M. E., n. Practical Military F.ngineering PoDUNK, n. . cadet ' s home village; also the newspaper of the same from which eulogies of the cadet are some- times clipped by admiring Upper Classmen. Police, v. To discard, to clean up, to throw away. To be transferred from one section to another in Academic work. Policing, k. The precipitation ot a Kaydet from the back of a horse to the tanbark. Poop, n. A cadet in the first section. V. Po memorize blindly or to quote verbatim. Prei), «. Predecessor. The man whose shoes we are sup- posed to fill. P. S., V. To .spoon. P. S.-er, n. One who spoons continuously. 30c Quill, n. The benefit derived from the skin by the report- ing officer. V. To skin needlessly. Recognize, v. ' I ' o place a Fourth Classman on Upper Class status socially. Reverse, n. The opposite of bootlick. Sammy, n. Mess-Hall molasses. Scavenge, v. To collect the cast off clothing of graduated caciets. Short, n. . person whose only aim in lite is to make some one else suffer. adj. Used in the sense of mean. Skag, n. Cigarette. Skin List, n. A list published daily of the heinous crimes committed by cadets on the preceding day. Skin, v. To report for an offense, n. An item on the skin list. Slug, n. Anything unpleasant received by a person; syn. " kick. " Special punishment for a serious offense. Slum, h. A suspicious looking dainty served in the Mess Hall as stew. Soiree, i ' . (Fr. — Swaray). To bother or disturb needlessly. «. . n unpleasant or tiresome function or duty. SouND-OFF, V. To use the voice so as to be heard; to shout. «. The human voice. Spec (speck), v. To meinorize. n. .Anything to memorize. One who memorizes. Spoon, 0. To frequent feminine society. Spoon up, v. To clean up or put in order. Spoony, adj. Neat in appearance. Spoonoid, n. One who spoons. Stag, h. . cadet who attends a hop unaccompanied. Step out, v. To take up a walk slightly faster than a double time. SuB-Div, n. . section of barracks. Subdivision inspector; nurse and head chambermaid for the occupants of eight rooms. SuB-GOATS, «. The section just above the goats. Supe, n. Superintendent, U. S. NL .A. Tac, «. . Tactical officer. .An officer of the tactical depart- ment detailed from his regiment to act as a guide, philosopher and friend to the Kaydets. T. D., «. Tactical department. The House of Lords at West Point. Tar Bucket, n. A full dress hat. Tenth, n. One-thirtieth of a max, the lowest division of the system of marks, twenty of which (:.o) make a Kaydet proficient. The chips with which we play our daily game of existence. Tenth Hound, n. He, who would gladly give his kingdom for a tenth. TiE-up, «. . horrible botch, a mistake. V. To do a thing any way but the right way. Tour, i. One hour ' s walk in the area, awarded to cadets as a punishment. Turnback, n. . cadet who has been turned back to the class below because of deficiency in studies or other- wise. . per.son desiring to complete the course in five years instead of lour. Undissy, adj. Prolific in demerits. Walrus (plu. Walri), n. . cailet who cannot swim. Wooden, adj. Devoid of intelligence; made of solid ivory. Writ, «. Written recitation. Yearling, h. . cadet who has been at West Point tor one year; a Third Classman. (Obsolete). MMS s M M M S M 1 " E wish to rake this cippdriunitxdt ackiidu 1- edgiiig in our nw n hclialt ami in rhar dt ' : i , mil " appreciaridii to " Brick " Barrlcrr, tnr his untiring cttorts in the ' turrhcrancc ot this honk, which c hope will he insrrunicnral in hringing ro nicniory the happiest thus nt I ' wenty-one ' s lite, namely those spent at the Military Acaileni . We wish to congratulate him upon the manner in which he workeil to conscientiously produce a hook worth) ' lit their affections. 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Corp 43 Worumbo Company 7 Young Bros., Inc 26 --ir • " fir t ' Quality Distinction ' Tis an honor - The Standard Scaled Samples ( all Q iccrs ' Insignia on ilc m Ihc Qwaricrnioslcr ' s Dcportmcul o Iho United Stales Arni were made t j)- lliis Comiioy The Hand Book illuslrotiiiy ' and pricintf Wedding ' Olid other Ci ls .nailed upon request to aii part of the world. 5TATIONERV Sotnples y papers and prices y6r die stomp mg ' . embossing or illutfiinatugf_ 6r Class Crests or the AcademK Seals sent upon application. BAILEr. BANKS 6BIDDLE© Dbiiiotid Merchants , Jewelers. Silversmillis, Hcroldi ls, Stotioncrs. Philadelphia t Hife @ong Doughboys, Cavalry, all you branches come. Come along and hike with us, and have a lot of fun. Throw away your guns, and toss away your packs. And we ' II all get together, and run it on the Tacs. The Doughboys rise at the break of day. Shuffle along in any old way. They fire all their blanks, just to satisfy the cranks And get awful slugs for mighty small pranks. Here come the Cavalry, pistol in each hand. They are rough and hard to command. They ride all day and groom all night. So is it any wonder they are looking for a fight ! The Coast Artillery, did n ' t come along. Stayed at home with the wine and song. They don ' t know how to walk and they don ' t know how to ride. Just spend all their time a ' pickin " out a bride. The Field Artillery is no deadbeat, You rock along on a mighty hard seat. Standing gun drill most of the time. Then water all the horses and police the picket line. The Engineers are a mighty bum bunch. They feed cadets on P. M. E. lunch. They yell for the balk, they holler for the chess. And you work all day, and never get a rest. There ' s a Dutchman named " P. D., " He ' s as wooden as wooden can be. Going into camp he lost the way. So we went without our dinner for a whole damn day. Major Waffles of the Infantree, He delights to shout with glee, " Steady! As you were! Guides post! Squads right. You Yearlings keep awake and sleep at night. " Slimy Joe on the poop deck stood. You could see he was feeling good. His handsome (?) puss was wreathed in smiles. As the birds walked on for miles and miles. Coast Artillery has a mighty keen file, Captain Hanna is noted for his smile. The hardest remark he ' s ever known to make Is " For hells ' s sweet sake, you Files keep awake. " - I ■ii—1 " Tiffany cSc Co. Ji:vi:i.KY SiuiiiiWARE ATCiii:s Clocks Stationkry ClIAKAfTITv AND IXDIVIDUAUTY rru MASKS MAYBK MADK IiY L II, Fifth AvFNrFc ' 37 ' STRi:i:T NevYork MM THAT BOY OF YOURS VV HERE are you going to send him this fall? Remember that he is a year older than he was last June. He is old enuf to go to a man ' s school. West Point School (For Boys) Hell-on-the -Hudson Military Founded 1802 Situated in the heart of the Highlands, two hours from Broadway. The old boys see that your boy is happy. Fresh milk and butter supplied by Engelhardt ' s trained herd of goats. MILITARY DISCIPLINE, kindly applied. Non-sectarian Irreligious Healthy exercises encouraged H alking Compulsory Tumbling taught by trained clowns in the largest riding hall north of New York Exempt from Draft Head Tciicher P. E. Chols Matron Tillie E. Samuels 1865 1919 WORUMBO MANUFACTURING CO. makers of UNIFORM CLOTHS (finest quality only) including Dress Cloths Overcoatings Doeskin Elastique Crepe Beaver Facings in Navy Blue Sky Blue Olive Drab Winterfield Cadet Gray etc. also Hi h- rack Ci ilian Overcoatings II • (■ () ■ satu pics t( WORUMBO COMPANY 334 Fouiiii Avenue. New ' ()l■k ( " il - ■■ WormnlMi " is tlie name of an AiiuTicaii Indian Cliiff. I ' lir Wdrnnilm mill was fiinnilfd fifty-four years a);o at Lisbon Falls. Maine. Kvery officer of the mill is a uative-lK)rn eitizen of l ' . S. . . ■MBMBB ittWMBMri THIS IS NO AD. T E are not selling life insurance for Mr. Meyer or anybody else. VXy Neither have we any intention of choosing the infantry. We want to call your eye particularly to the fact that this is only a picture of our beloved classmate, Joe Odell ( on the riglit of the stranger in the soldier suit ) who was specially anxious to get it printed. We don ' t know who the stranger is or who the other farmers are. Ask Joe. He knows. Th s is no Ad. This is a Joke. This spiico doiialeil lor [Ik- winiiiii of tlu ' war liy the Fiiaiiy De|)artiuoiit. Herbert B. Loper, Keeper. STADLER STADLER Civilian and Alilitary Tailors Expert Ijrccchcs Makers 7K Fifth Avenue NEW ORK Ue uHL -e AnjUi, Uniforms Overcoats for Officers of the United States Army To order only Olive Drab Wool in all the different weig hts and weaves (ilso Special (Gabardine of the very finest (luality, for warm weather use. No. 150 Special Gabardine, li oz. No. 250 (). I). Serge, 14 oz. No. 300 (). I). Wool, 20 oz. Sl Stamped on a Shoe Means Standard of Merit = « ' 34 " ' St.Neti)York Dress Boots Cocoa Calf, 3 5. CO Cordovan, 40.00 Complete Outfitters of Men ' s Footwear of the most depeiuiahic kind Puttees Cordovan, 15.00 Spring Dark Tan, 10.00 Spring Cowhide, $9.00 Strap Patent Leather Dress Oxford, 8. 50 Medium Round Toe Blucher Shoe in Cocoa and Black Calf, 9.00 MERCHANDISE SENT TO ANY PART OF THE WORLD ESTABLISHED 1818 nttlrmrn ' JixnttjeilllngSo it , MADISON AVENUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK Telephone Murray Hill 8800 The making of Uniforms for Officers of the United States Army has been an important feature of our business from its foundation tlircniph the Mexican ar, the C ' i il War the Spanish War and up to the present lime W e have always taken especial pains to keep abreast of the changes in regulations and the requirements occasioned by new conditions in the Service We use the best grade of materials and our prices are moderate Civilian Clothing Ready made and to Measure Furnishings, Hats, Shoes, Trunks Bags and Leather Goods Semi for lllintnited Catalogue BOSTON SALES -OFFICES NEWPORT SALES-OFFrCES 220 BcLLcvur Avcnoe l| OVER A CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE ESTABLISHED 1816 INCORPORATED 1893 1816 UNIFORMS . EQJLI1PM.ENTS 5atisT» Correctness in all details Guaranteed 1919 Uniforms and Equipments WM. H. HORSTMANN COMPANY PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK -s— — i B sa a The Ideal Leather Legging MADi; IN ALL STVLKS AM) OF NAKlOl S KL I)S OF LFATIIFK J r y • , Cordova?!, Ca ph ' n, Coiv iiric, Etc. OIR LEGGINGS ARE UNEXCELLED IN QUALITY, FIT, DURABILITY, AND ELEGANCE The Firth Style Legging is used extensively by Military Officers for dress purposes. It is attrac- tive and comfortable. I iiMii -IS 1 1; -INf.l.K SrUAl " The Single Strap Legging is used by Officers for field service, is very easily adjusted and at all times gives satisfaction. Alilitary Belts, Insigiiias, Etc. Special Prices Quoted to Military Academies Waldron Carroll Mainiracturcrs 34 Warren Street New ' ork. X. ■. QUIPPED with many years expc rience for making photographs of all sorts, desirable for illustrating college annuals. Best obtainable artists, workmanship and the capacity for prompt and unequalled service. PHOTOGRAPHERS Address requests for information to our Exec- utive Offices, 1546 Broadway, New York, N.Y. Studios also conveniently located at — 557 — 5th Avenue, N. Y. Northampton, Mass. Princeton, N. J. Ann Arbor, Michigan. West Point, N. Y. South Hadley, Mass. Hanover, N. H. Lafayette, Ind. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Ithaca, N. Y. smmmmmatu m 4 PRINTING " •™ Personality " OYCROFT Printing has per- l r sonality. It doesn ' t just " hap- — j pen. " It is carefully planned and thought out. It is distinct and disdnguish- ed, preserves the harmonies, is done as it should be done. Roycn ft Printing has earned a world-wide reputation. Some of this reputation has been sought " even in the cannon ' s mouth, " so to speak, as witness The Howitzer. We expected to register a hit; we believe we have done so. And the same body of skilled men, and tlie same fae il- ities and service are at your disposal. Consult C. J. Rosen, Supt.of Printing, Roycroft Shops, East .Aurora, N ' ew Yark, if you wish your printing problems solved. The Rovcrofters, De Luxe Printers f Binders Exiraordinary to USA USN 1 Wne of the cardinal principles laid down by West Point to her sons is the doctrine of physical soundness, an attribute of great value to the man who is to become a leader of men. 1 o be sound of limb ' muscle requires in addition to adequate exercise, plenty of pure, wholesome food. That is why an important item of the Cadet ' s daily rations is a liberal allowance of Arden Farms ' Grade ' A " milk. In Wartime or Peace, in winter or sum- mer, the Arden motor trucks make their daily visit to the Military Academy, and Arden Farms ' Dairy takes great pride in supplying a large amount of the fuel that gives health, strength and vitality to Uncle Sam ' s " finest, " the West Point Cadet. Arden Farms Dairy Company A r d c n JIU N e w York Jacob Reed ' s Sons 1424-1426 Chestnut Street PHILADELPHIA Manufacturers of i Finest Uniforms and Sn i l Standard Equipment 1.1 for Army Officers :-: :-: Civilian Clothing: Cus- tom Tailored and Ready for WY-ar :-: :-: :-: :-: Haberdashery, Hats and Dress Accessories. »V " j- ' » ♦L,.-J, .L-.-Jc , U ' ,.--Jr ■»U-..-J«- " HraiichfS Marl.ri.l-r IJuildii.f; (i I 1 - Kniirlrrnll. Si.. . W Olil I ' diiif Coiiiforl Aiiiiins Kx|)|■(• liiiililiti;. ' . im:i|)(.lis Alliiiilic City 84 Marylaii.l Ave. (lanl.ii I ' irr " .Jk CXUG, lightweight warmth with plenty of freedom for action, tiiat ' s your Bradley Sweater. It ' s good-look- ing, well made of sturdy pure wool that withstands we ir and weather. OLORS and styles to - suit e •ery need, with ca])s, gloves, mufflers, and hose to match. Ask or them at any good re near you or send for our Stvle Book. Bradley KnittingCompany % , q RADITIONS of West Point and of the • - Waldorf-Astoria are to be found in the pages of American history. The names of men great in the affairs of our country are on the registers of both. TIr ' Waldorf-Astoria desires to coiiliiuic lluvse cordial relations always welcoiniiiy ' ofiiccrs of our Artiiy. their iViemU and tlieir famili( s. mo ffldWorr- ' lCstorid Fifth Avenue yy. and 34! ' Streets, New York L.M. Boomer President m DU PONT MILITARY EXPLOSIVES The Standard of the JVorld Rifle Smokeless Division E. I. Du Pont De Nemours Co. Wilmington, Delaware R; -iiWVw i! ? " " OLT FIREARMS TIiwiKjIi (ill n ' (N-.s " f ir SdtioiKil Standard. Tiifd ;iii l Iriislod by " Our lioys " in tlu ' ir heroic {Irfcnse of our natiouiil liniior, Colt Fikkak.ms are today, as llicy liave hfou for generations back, llic great American weapon of depentiabilily. From 183(5 — from tlio Marne to the Rhine in the Great AVar, the name " Colt " lias been written deep in war history an l a veteran of today tells the veterans of i)ast wars experiences in wliicli Coi rs played a jironiinent part. tj N hell ()i tliiiik III " lircarnis reniend)er C )LT.s- " The I ' ronii licst h (iorcrtinicnt Tvsl. " COLTS FATKNT KIUK AiniS M V{ . CO.. Harli ' ord, Conn.. I . S. A. l{i: ()IAi:US Al TOMAI K I ' lSiOl.S AITOMATIC MA( IIIM; Cil NS .vy Jri 7 Familiar Sights at West Point Valve Value — 50 years ago today Jenkin.s Nalvcs have proved themselves every day since they were first made and installed over fifty years ago — their dependability is established. The steady " year in and year out " service of Jenkins ' alves is the result of heavier construction — stronger valves of superior metal. Jenkins ' alves are made of Brass, Iron or Cast Steel — in types and sizes to meet all requirements. The Jenkins " Diamond Mark " on the body distinguishes gen- , nine Jenkins Valves from imitations. Look for it — demand it. THIS JENKINS No. 20 CATALOG SENT ON REQUEST It is a 256-page handy catalog of useful information, descriptive of our comprehensive line. ' Also Manufatturors of Mrchanical RublxT Goods, including Jenkins " iXi and Jcnaron Sheet I ' iicking and Gaskets, I ' ninp Valves and Valve Discs JENKINS BROS. .V2i Atlantic Ave.. Hcston (11(1 Wasliinjrl.m Hi.iilevanl. Chicago i;i.i North Seventh Street. Pliiladelphla iA N? so While Sireil. New York Montreal JKNKINS HROS.. l.Tl). Loiulon 22 Ti-li-plu)iic Br ant 5961 McEnany Scott Army Navy Uniforms and Equipment IZ West Forty-Sixth Street, New York Formerly with Cadet Store, U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., (where " Scotty " was Cutter for over 30 years) ' (FOUNDED 185G YE SPECIALIZE in every- V thing men wear from head V to foot — dependable quality - correct design- — consistent value. Prompt and intelligent exe- cution of mail orders. With the approval of the Commandant.andatsuchtime and place as he may designate, our represen- tative will present a showing of our wares. Service Uniforms to Measure Brokaw Brothers 1457-1463 BROADWAY AT FORTY- SECOND STREET NEW NUKK cm ■ .M T ' OUR joy in your wardrobe is in - - direct proportion to its Correct- ness. Specializing as we do, in au- thentic Metropolitan Haberdashery and Ready for Service Clothing, our clientele enjoys the assurance of proper grooming £4 £«» £ Weber c? Heilbroner rlolhii-rx. Uohrahishrrs and ll,itlcrs—Eh-rcn Stores ii V mu i y :U:) Broadway 77.5 Broadway 1 185 Broadway 44tli and Broadway 13(i, ' 5 Bioadway 58 Nassau 150 Nassau ' 20 Courtlandt ' .lO Broad iiA and Fif th Avenue Clothing at these stores. Manufacturers of TRUNKS and LEATHER GOODS fi,r Military Officers ' Use NEWARK TRUNK C O x l P A N Y II WEST 42d STRI ' .I-yr NEW ORK CITY ti H Gloves ,.,1; i ri1 -, Spurs Bridles IJ ! lJ|m Saddles Purses V Trunks Wallets (1 Leggings 1 UJ Card Cases 1 Bill Folds 1 : !] Portfolios JJI ■ Cigar Cases 1 Suit Cases q ' " ' 0 Toilet Cases Travelling Bags ,N D « . Cigarette Cases Tobacco Pouches Equestrian Goods ! Purchases can be made from the Mark Cross Company [ either in person or by mail MARK CROSS COMPANY 253 Broadway n .,,. y,,rk 404 5th Ave. {opiJ. Citii flail) {al .S7lli Street) Boston London 145 Tremont St. 89 Regent St. The World ' s Greatest Leather Stores Abercrombie dC Fitch Co. r. KA 11 I rrcii. i ' hi.-.ii.i,m Offlcfrs ' (Uistoni Made Uniforms Boots, Shoes and Legoiins Stmlioii-. iilli-nlioii Id cvcrv ili ' l.iij ..f lil aii l smailiir». IJcddiii ; and «l lliing rolLs and all arlicicN of caniit i |iii|»nicnl lumplyinj; willi army ri ' |iiirt ' inonl. i. Madison Avenue and Forty-jifth Street y New Tori TIIF. CREATKST SPORTING GOODS SIORK IN IHI-. WORLD m riJ The House of Style Quality and Service Young ' s Hats are Worthy of the Kind of Men that Wear Them NEW YORK CITY STORES: " ALL OVER TOWN " AGENCIES EVERYWHERE Strategy Plus Powder — The Winning Combination Powder is essential to success, of course — whether it ' s in war or cooking you ' re engag- ed. But powder must be backed up by tlie right kind of strategy, in either case. For in- stance, take THE PERFECT BAKING POWDER Q Ryzon is a heaUhful, efKcicnt and econ- omical baking powder. Hut it is made even more efficient by its ally, the Ryzon Baking Book — a strategical survey oF the baking field, giving all directions in accurate, eueZ measurement. and offering a varied, appeti- zing and wholesome dietary. Ryzon and the Ryzon Baking Book arc a winning combin- ation — in camp or home. To any U. S. Army or Navy Mess Officer who requests it in his official capacity, we will send free a copy of the Ryzon Baking Book " for the good of the servic ' e. " GENERALCHEMICALVIQ FOOD DEPARTMENT NEW YORK Sabres and Equipment THE Hkni:)Ers(3N- uotatiutis upon Application K E Surveying Instruments Cri UDV c.i lrii.- lion. iiioilcrii ili- i(;n, arciirai-y. ii-lia- liility. rt ' iiiarkiihlc Hi-iiriiiKqiialilics. liij;li yradc »tirl ' inan»lii|i llii ' sf rcaliirt ' s unite In iinikr tlu- lini- of K S: K In.slnimi-nt lint-iiiiiK ' nl. II rilr for our lUt ' .l Solar Kphcmrri.i, and for our Crnrral Calalo ' ji.c KEUFFEL a ESSER Ca ; ARMY NAl lONAL BANK lKsl:ililislic,l I!l(l7i KANSAS The Army A a s Hank OlFKEK.S VVM. HUTTK; jr.. Prcsidtm J. V. Ktr.LV. Vitc Ptfsidcol O. K. VANCE. Cashier c: W. PARKEK. HWi Cisbil TheAI.C.Lilley Co. I ' aclc.rio: (■..liiiiihiiv. Ohio -Makers of IIif, ' li-f;r:i(lc rnifnrriis iiiid Military K(|iii|.riiriil l.illi ' v llaiiil-iiiadc Caps for Army Officrrs K..r OfJicrrs inli-..sl,.,| i,, l,i ;||- .rail,- liaii.l- inaili- iliilliiiin. " ■ i ir r Handbuilt Uniforms liiilond cnlinly 1 y lian l . i-ill -»..rk of i-x| t1 CiNil-iiiaki-rs and hand HinThrs-niakcrs. Slyh- In individiiulily hy . ' S|ir iali7.i-d l)f ii{nin ' ■■.■n,hf, II. .LI.I „„ lt, „r.l Oliver Moore Custom Boot Maker 34-36 W. 46th St. New York Makers of High Class Riding Boots, Leggins and Shoes Telephone Bryant 5947 Measurement blanks furnished on request National Preparatory Academy (Bradens) Established 1883 West Pointi «» Commission .1 Annapolis Cornwall-on-Hudsoii, X. Y. A School and a Home Acconniiodalions strictly limited For reserxatidii ai)pl.v to Clarence A. ' an Slyke Principal 1 our daddy talked with Aleier ' ' ' ' Meier has had over twenty- nine }-cars experience writ- ing Insurance for the Services. If you want the best pol- icy at lowest rates get in touch with Meier. J. A. Meier 408-410 Astor House Building 217 Broadway, New York City Telephone Barclay bi75 Where Quality. Style Workmanship count We solicit your order for Boots Leather Puttee Leg- gings. Twenty-five years ' continuous business, ma Ic- ing Boots for the U. S. Army Officers, we believe is a recommendation worthy of your consider- ation. A square deal is assured you. Teitzel, Jones Dehner Makers of .Quality Boots W i c h i t a . K a n . Soldiers ' Accounts Our location al llic .Nalion ' s ( ' a|)ilal. and our (1 Hill )l(lc facilities for the |)roni|il and satisfactory liandii n ; of oiliccrs " a ' -oiinl s make the soli-ctioii of tliis (oiii- [laiiv tlic loiiical course for ail who know this sironj, ' hank. When in Wasliintiton call and use our facil- iliivs. The Washington Loan and Trust Company Washington, J). C. Resources S 15,000,000 Located opposite War Department IILITAR ' STOCK A Smart st le made of fine pK]ue. TWO HhlCiHTS No. }—i In. No. 5-1 1 In. WEST POINT HOTEL Aiiicricdii I ' hni • llie Onlv Hotel on the l{.vser at ion " Open liiroiijiiiont the car Rail ' s from . ' ?:). 7.5 to .%j.()(t per person, aceordiiii, ' to location ( ' orrrspotidcticr inrlfcd .bi,. Add,,... - " " WAIU ' NICO t xom ' iiMiicf!i i Telephone The WARNOCK - mmm co. Ksiiil li.slu- l ih:ik (APS. IN IFOR MS, KCilll ' MKNT 1IIhIm-| Sl.iM.l;ir.l in Ilie I ..s; . UMV t S N.WV r .-;. M.MUNK (oins (Ircr Sfnnly-firc t ' cws Prompt attention to or- ders by mail, and goods safely sent by Parcels Post or l£xpress anywhere. Qual- ity and correctness in reK- ulation guaranteed. Cor- ' rcipondence solicited. Cat- aloj.Mic mailed upon request. I(i isWest 4(itli Stri-e(.iu-ur Fifth Ave. . K V()RK Immediate ' icinity oflthc .Army and . avy Club. Prominent Motels and the(irand Ccntr.il R. R.T(rmin.il. ■■Ml SCRIVEN UNDERWEAR has every good feature to recommend it and IS GUARANTEED The Material and Workmanship are of the Best q No RIPPING or TEARING, as the INSERTION gives at just the right time and place, thus taking the strain from the body of the garment. You can assume ANY POSITION without wear or tear on the garment. All Scriven ' ' s Underwear has the Scriven Stamp on each garment. Look for it. Take no other. yLadam Jean-Nainsook, Cambric-Li?ien, Madras-Silk, eic. Drawers, full lengtli, three-quarter length, knee length. Undershirts, long sleeve, short sleeve, no sleeve. Garments so comfortable and good fitting, you are not aware of their presence. You cannot afford to be with- out these comfortable gartnents that will relieve you of your underwear trouble and annoyance. You can get all waist sizes from 28 to 50 inches and all leg lengths from 28 to 36 inches. Undershirts to match. TRADEMARK ofmcfiom PAJAMAS J. A. SCRIVEN COMPANY SOLE MAXl F. ( TURERS 329 and 331 4th Avenue, New York City, N.Y. McCutcheon ' s Furnishings for Men X! ' ' ! ' ! invite special attention to our Department devoted to Men ' s Fine Furnishings. The assortment comprises Neckwear of the latest foreign styles at modern prices, ready-to-wear Shirts in plain and {ilaited negligee, also plain and plaited Shirts for dress wear. Our custom Shirt Department is especially worthy of inspection. We offer the largest range of shirtings in Xew " ' ork. Fit and work- manship guaranteed. Men ' s Hosiery from the leading makers, also Bath Robes, . ight Shirts Pajamas, Handkerchiefs and other similar accessories in good assortment. James McCutcheon Co. ii The f l ■.. Tmisun o;,.v,- of I.i,„,i. in A,n,n.„ t ' ' Fifth Avenue, 34th and 33rd Sts. NEW YORK ! ll ORDKR SKR 1CK . ii ..i ihe iiKTcliandisc de- scribed above may be ordered with complete satisfaction thru our Mail Order Service. Export and Dowestic The Francis T. W ' itte Hardware Com pain 1 06 Chambers St., Xew " ork Phone, 6015 B a r c I a A- A. G. SPALDING ' BROS. Athletic Goods Outfitters Implements and Equipment for every -Athletic Sport Stnd for Catalogue 126 Nassau St. 523 Fifth . vi New Vork City and all other principal cities . ' PiME WAS when Hy- giene was but little known, and practiced less. Today it is the hand- maid of daily affairs. Bauer Black has devoted twenty - five years to mak- ing first aid in medical s c i - ence a house- hold word- — bringing its beneficence within the reacii of all. The pro- ducts symbolized by tiie letters B B liave become models in medical practice. They manifest what science and skill can ac- complish, in- genuity invent or vigilance create, to safe- guard and con- serve health. Bauer Black has taken Hygiene out of the hospibil sanctuary into the everyday world. BAUER BLACIv , Oresyings ami Hied Products ilaliers of Sterile Surgical - Chicago. Nev rlc.n[bronto 1 fi J, Likrjir ifniJfiifiif Hotel AsTOiR Times Square ■n ' ju?- ;w Yoi K F. A. MUSCHENHEIM 7? £r RejvDEZx OLTS for Tf e Off oers of t y t Ara y E. H. WALSH, INC. 121 Duane Street New York City If holcsdle Stationers W idc -ariety! Generous values! Tip-top qualit -I Styles to suit ever} ' degree of good taste. Clothings, furnishings, hats, shoes — everything you wear. Special " Shnppins Service " for orders hy mail. ROCl ' .RS PKKT COMPANY Hrnad v .-i ..,. Broadway at nth Si. ,, " . at utli si. „ . ( nniTiitent ,,.. ' , , Kroadvvay ,, •. riltli.Avc. at Warrcii oniers . g NEW YORK CITV ! The only exclusive Military and Naval Publishers and Booksellers in the Tnited States Edwin N. Appleton, Inc. Publishers Booksellers Military and Naval Booh I ' lxclusively Oiu ' Broadway, Xcw " ' ork City 1 Stetson Shops, Inc. Distribiite? ' s of The Stetson Shoe Company ' s Products Boots for Dress and Service Military and Civilian Shoes Accessories 5 East 42nd Street Gf 143 Broadway, New York Henry V. Allien Co, Successors to Horstmann Bros. Allien 734 Broadwa}-, New York Alakers of Army Equipments " Thai Have Stood the Test Since IS 13 " John C. Wineman Co. J ' lxc ■ usii ' e " Tiiilorin lit Popular Prices Sec ( )ur ( n i forms and Save Money f 1502 F Street, Northwest WASHINGTON, D. C. Loose Leaf Binders il ld Stationers Asa L. Shipinan ' s Sons 100 Cliambers St. New ' ork Pcrliiips no professional man iK-eds a f ood hankinii connect ion and a u;ood hank l)alanee more than an Army Otliccr. lie never knows when he will he ordered lo a dislani point. And he knows that I ' nele Sam does not i)ay his taic nnlii he ai rives al that |)oinl . Eitlicr save and Iniihl nj) a hank l)alanee t ' lnni I he licuinninu uj ' your career and ha ' tiial eomt ' oiliihir feiliuL; of Money in the Ikmk, or |)i ' nd as tasl as yon eain and he im|)i ' e|iafe(l, " Indke, " or try lo horrow from friends to enaltle yon to carry out I iiose order . This hank invito yimr accoiinl and eoiiHih ' nce . • can h ' l|) yon. The F ' irst National Bank of Hi liland Palls Hifrhland lalls, N. Y. Bethlehem Steel Company SOUTH BETHLEHEM, PA. LONDON OFFICE: NEW YORK OFFICE: 25 VICTORIA ST.. S. W. I. Ill BROADW.W Howitzer and Field Gun Equipments Naval and Coast Defence Guns and Mounts TIRRHTS ARMOR riATES I ' RO.IKCTILES FLSES CARTRIDGE CASES F()RG1X(;S CASTINGS SHAFTING RAILS STRUCTURAL STEEL A Ten ' ears ' Experience in Writing Life Insurance exclusi ely tor Oi ' i ' ifi ' .Rs of the L ' xnii) S ' i ' A ' i ' i ' :s AR. h C. i)i;rs, of the U. S. M. A. h as q u a 1 i lu ' il iiif I o t,M -(. ' t ln ' best information obtainable on this subject I refer to a lonu list of officers, in all liratiches of tiie service, among whom are a lartre nuinlH-r ol Iiistruclors and recent (Iradiiates of West Point, who ha c purchased Insuraiuc through this ollicc. James Reynolds Poughkeepsic, N. Y. .. tou can depend on any electrical pmduct with this trade mark GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY GENERAL OFFICE SCHENECTADY, NY. The SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK Fifth Avenue and Tufntv-KiLrlith Street CAPITAL AND SIRIMXS TOTAL RESOURCl :S - 5,050,039,50 25,432,118,13 This Bank gives special care to the banking requirements of the Officers of the Arm - and the Navv Deposits received b) ' mail or through the Arm ' and Nav)- Paymasters I-.XCI.ISII WOOL iw i FAr.RK lIOSIEin ' WGLON ' ES Manufacturcn of the celehralcd " Castle (iate " and " X ' ulcan Heel and Toe " HOSILRY tint C. LO ' ES . -I so L lilted Stdtcs Army and Navy Coiitiiutors 343 Broadway i l ' A ()Rk v7. err— II.KKSrON. DKRBVSHIR! ll ' arehous — ) ' ni ( W JAM. K ( 1 1, AN I ) SANITARY I Rl IT Groic i in Pdpcr Bdgs Net sprays usi-d. Wliilc and lilack selected (iraju ' s l a(kr(| in (ieoryia Cai " - rier-. Sell! in aii address nil re((M|)l ul ' Ten ( ' iils | rr | i)iiiid. : l) |iuuii(U l earlier. JAMES A. STAPLES M;irHii riiM:;li-iiii-IIn(N(iii M ' AV V()|{K ■HHHW CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINL MANUFACTURERS O F High - Grade Utiiform Cloths In Olive Drab, Sky and Dark Blue Shades fur Army, Navy, and Other Uniform Purposes and the LARGEST ASSORTMENT ( (( BEST QUALITY C A DET GRAYS Iiicliuliiig those used at llie U. S. Military Academy at West Point aii l other leading Military Schools of the country Army Mutual Aid Association W.u l)(p;imiurit " ;isliiiii, ' l( n, !).(. ' . Organized 187.; 1770 Members Riscr r I ' unJ . . Jijoo.OOO.OO Paid tn Heniticiaries S.:. 0O.COO. X) 1 fisurcs Officers of tlie Army 011 the Active List at lowest ade- i.|uate rales. Re uires no other proof of death tlian certification of decease b - the Adjutant General of the Army, and Pays the Full J mount of the bene- fit without dela - or formal- ity on receipt of this certi- fication. Lonft er Life To Shoes liiiK- MoiK ' ) ' S.uir ♦♦Oil Paste PoHsK ' ' ■••or i kin.ls .f Ill.KkSlK.is. Blacks. Poliihcs, Preserves n.soRxisset Oil Paste Fis. mores There is a Difference in Polishes Sweeter than the contents of The Sampler are the smiles that welcome it Scnil (I S(tnij)lrr to ) our Sister ■■«■ Us ed by Un c le Sa ?i ' s So I die rs Hoppe ' s Nitro Powder Solvent No. 9 For Cleaning High Power (Springfield) Rifles, Shot Guns, Revolvers ' Fire Arms of all kinds A coiiiiJoiind that will remove the residue of any high power powder, iiuludiiig Bhu-k Powder. It will prevent Rusting and Pitting in any climate. This comiJounil will neutralize any re.sidue, loosen metal fouling and lead- ing that may he left in the barrel after cleaning. 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They include Range Finders and Gun Sights for Army and Navy, Microscopes, Stereo- Prism Binoculars, Photographic Lenses and Shutters, Engineering Instruments, Search- light Mirrors of every description. Teles- copes, Projection Apparatus (Balopticons), Photomicrographic Apparatus, Microtomes, Ophthalmic Lenses and Instruments, Read- ing Glasses, Magnifiers and General Labora- tory Equipment. Bausch [pmb Qp ' cal (p. MEW YORK WASHINGTON SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO ROCHESTER, N.Y. London Established 1865 Incorporated 1910 George T. Keen INCORPORATRD Merchant Tailors 1310 F Street. Northwest Washington, D.C. George S. Wallen J C( ). Fine Coffees !»( WmIci- Street New York City ' yAyN I 111 |inrl cmI .1 11(1 1 )(illics t ic roiij ' r (iooDs GEO. E. EVANS CO., Impnrterx 3 .5 West IKlh Si reel e (irk lUilSIIKS Milit.-irv Clotli r( .111 N;iil I,;,I1mi- 11; 1 1 ' KKHN H SOAI ' S S.-noiiicrrc lOxcclsior I ' aris Sinrk n„ Ihnnl Army and Navy Journal at VKSK.V ST.. NKW (lHK " The Srw ia wr of the Serrimi " The . KMV an.l N.WV .lOI HNAl. f„r nvor II.Vl.l ' . CKNTIKV lias a.|v,«al.-.l rvery raU ' w serving In pniiiioti ' llic wclfarr ami Improvpniciit of llic KrKiilnr ami ' iiliin- li- T Srrvici ' .s. It is iiniviTMilly a ' kiiiin|i-ilKiMl liy niilitan ' and naval aiilliurilii.i, llir , ' i-ni-nil pnlilir and llic prr. ' W, In Ix ' tlic Iraillnf; piilillrntiim of its kind in thr l ' niti- l Statr-i. )«:{.(i( i ' i;i{ vi: i{ Puhluihr,! Mtfkty PETER H. TROV Member New WnV. Slock Kxclianne Investment Securities Liberty bonds bought ami sold at New " i ' ork Stock Exchange prices Main Officf I ' ll :liki ' ' j)sie, N. . Ti ' lepliiiiu- (iOI) W0WWf0W ' " ■■ i ' r Recognition June 11. lillS ' INCE June foiirtoeiitli, a long year past, I " vc i)ipe(l today. Today at last ' J ' lie cherished jjrize was won, AVheii all the Upper Classmen came To shake my hand and call my name Without a ' " mister " on the .same. Plel)e year is done! That handshake ])aid for all the hell That to our lowly lot befell, And which each of us l)ore. That clas]) of hands was victory I It showed for each of us that he Was worthy of the Corps. And surely, when we finish all Our work on earth, will come the call To form in the rear rank again; A time when we will stand once more Among the reunited Corps, Out on the i)lain. And when th( last retreat is ])layed. When ended is the last ])arade. And silent evermore the hand; May I hey consider then that I Ilaveiield their trust unstained and high. And grasj) my hand. lg}0M ,,.,-. -j , j; . • 4 ' j fMX ' » t : iV.Xi vor ' 4 m ' ii ' mfk Ji ' :;! ' ; t m Bi ;! m- im lii ;;ia t Ifiv ■■ii:l?ift: ■m M.

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