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Mm -|j; rf -n r inijrTinnri yvif ]f - xi aaa rt ■ 1 ' 1S$« KJ ' . ' . 1. Mil; N IK- |. ' : ' ' ||H[ 1 i,.,;f. ,, ' llS • H|w W yiWM»iiVii»iiimFi ' if ' t r r -Ji_ 7 J - ' ' " ' - ' - ' fCc r -ytt iM j 1912 da k f Copyriyht by The 1922 Howitzer Board Arranged and executed by The l chilling Press, Inc. New York City TT ' THE HOWITZER UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY ■ ' X MCMXXII tl CTo the Spirit of Old lUest Point hose all - pervading influence serves as the lodestone to guide us safely through the uncharted expanse of Life, whose directing hand unerringly shows the road to rectitude and whose traditions inspire us to uphold the soldiers ' Trinity — Duty, Honor, Country — do we, the Class of 1922, dedicate this volume. I ' JoiTtonrb ROM out of the ominous cloud of dread un- certainty and unprecedented transition which followed in the wake of the recent universal upheaval, the Corps has emerged unchanged, fostering still the same noble purpose and striving yet to fulfill the trust its heritage im- poses. This has been rendered only possible through the existence of the living, breathing Spirit of Old West Point. As the guardian of this spirit and its attendant ideals and traditions it has been the privilege of 1922 to humbly serve during the danger period. The perpetuation of this heritage can only be effected by the scrupulous efi orts of its possessors. It, therefore, is the imperative duty of each class as it passes from the Mili- tary Academy to endeavor to leave with those who remain all the finer things which serve to make the Corps immor- tal. So it has been the effort of the makers of this book to convey an idea of the soul which accentuates untiring devotion to Duty, zealous upholding of Honor and loyal service to Country — the true Spirit of Old West Point. It is our earnest desire that this book may prove an assistance to the willing hands which now take over the sacred bur- den ; and that in years to come it may bring back afresh to us the memories of the fellowship of true men bound by the ties of the greatest fraternity in the worlci — the Corps. i W-X- - ' C RIDIXO IIALL GATE Yes, I ' m awfully glad you came up, Dorothy, and since it ' s your first time I hope it will be interesting enough to make you xcant to come again. Sure, we ' ll walk around a hit. Do you know sometimes a fellow gets lone- some up here — just like 1 was when 1 entered through that gate for the first time. I suppose I will hare the same feeling when I go through it for the last time, too — sort of lost something-like; I know I hare had it irhen I was going through it to Biding several times. I Mi Mi, THE LIBRARY Yea, it is squatty looking and odd, but don ' t you think it is comfortaljle looking, too. ' It surely is on the inside — nice big easy chairs where you ran toke a book and read in real solitudf and quiet. Built in 181+ and they hare been adding l)Ooks and other library stuff to it ever since until non- yon ran find anything conceivable in it — have heard that they have almost 100,000 books and periodicals in it. and included in that is one of the best military libraries in the world vith relics and such stuff around to make it took real comfortable. CULLUM MEMORIAL HALL Never have been in that while brick building — thai is Ike Officers ' Mess and " taboo " for Kaydeis, but this one nert to it is Cullum Hall. Yes, tonight for the hop. The name? Oh. it comes from Gen. Cullum, who gave the building as a memorial to " the officers and graduates " — see, it says ' that across the top there. I don ' t know where those old guns came from — funny inscriptions all over them. I suppose Ihcy were captured in one of our early wars. Why, sure, if the door is open. If, Iltlai ' Mil fiilftlefn I itwwmiiiiimui im imiii II CULLUM MEMORIAL HALL It ' s sort of (iloomi now, but irai7 until tonight when this is just packed. The ballroom is upstairs, but we will wait to see it in its true use. Oh, it i.t wonderful, I suppose, hut you wouldn ' t think so if you ever had to take the dancing lessons that are given here when you are Plebes. Every Corps lecture and entertainment is held here, too — lOOth Night Show and other things, so it is used enough. C ULL CM liA LCOXr Let ' s I O out on the batconii. Do you know. Dorothy, that that is about the 7no.it time-worn expression used here besides " No excuse, sir " ? Every Kaydet says it to about every jemme that he has a hop with. Sort of natural — " let ' s yo out on the balcony. " Wait until toniyhl now and see how it works out. That ' s purely local, though, but just the same one femme did tell, " Oh, yes, a West Point Cadet — he has his hair cut and he dances so funny. " tw.b CULLUM BALCONY Oh, I suppose till ' view is nice; it ' s better at nii ht, thouijh — the night boat, the feir tirinklimj liijhts, the train over on the east shore. It surely makes a romantic settin;) — like to think of it — fond memories, you know. I suppose every Knydet has them. But here in the light — uh — makes me think of the Field Artillery Problems we used to hare from here " and 30 miles to the right and slightly below. " Oh, it ' s too complicated to explain. Let ' s go around. tircnty-one THE BACHELOR BUILDING Yea, there are a lot of them, but they don ' t live there — the name is tin old one. Month the younger married ojjicers live there. See — there goes a baby carriar e — lots more inside the door — ( uess that is what drove the bachelors oiit Sure, small apartments — awfully nice for married people, 1 guess — then they eat at the Officers ' Mess. Let ' s cut through old summer camp and by the veir .Irtillery Park — you can get a great view up the rii-er fnnii w).«ci».vA " ' . Monument. twenty-two ' UP THE RIVER Here it is — isn ' t that great? I suppose it is to you, but a Kaydet sees it so much that he never realizes just how wonderful it is. Oh. th at big one is Storm King, yes, and the one this way from it is Crow ' s Xest. See that sort of scar around both up above the river — that is the new road. About 700 feet, I should imagine, and straight down — it ' ll be a good ridt for the nerves, all right. Conslitulinn Island — Chaplain takes us over for a ride every once In a while — eats and walk around it — Washington ' s old Headquarters are there, too. TROPHY POIXT Why, most assuredly! — that ' s the reason they call it Trophy Point. Xo, it ' s only a part of the whole point ire call West Point. Yes. all those old Muzzle Loaders were used in some of our various vtars. Of course, those are piles of real cannon balls. I don ' t suppose thai you know that our Revolutionary forefathers chained up the majestic Hudson with a long series of links just like those around some old Mexican cannon. ♦ ♦ Why, certainly it worked; the British battleships couldn ' t pass Constitution Island at all. tuenly-four THE HOTEL And Iheii put i " " " ' ' ■ " " ' « cupola? Nice place, all riffht, but that is (inhj one of the hardships. Why, do you know the hotel was built in 18-29? .Inst think of all the other femmes who have stayed there. Grant ' s, Sher- )nan ' s, Lee ' s, Pershing ' s, and you, too. It ' s all right, though — old-fashioned, moybe — but we do need a new one — every year a rutnor gets started that they are going to build one. but they never do. ♦ • ♦ Qh. thanks! Why, surely, I ' ll be over right after retreat — I ' ll hurry so ve can get in first. twenty-five BATTERY SCHOFIELD I tlioiKjht till ' s ime thing, too — lots of protection — but tlu ' if onli ii.ye the battery for drill. ? o, only 6-inch (funs — disappearing. See, when they want to fire them they rise up over the parapet there in front and then the shock of the discharge sends them, back the way they are now to l e reloaded. That little huildiny there to right? Oh, that ' s tchere all the data c ' lmes to shoot them — lot of interesting jvnk in there — plotting board.i, transits, etc. — all for use in the Coast. twenty -six PROFKSSORS ROW yU-e, quiet street, isn ' t it? Oh, no; only the heads of the departments, at least most of them, live alonij here. ♦ ♦ Well, no, I won ' t be living ill anything like that for a long time yet. You see, they form the Atiulemic Board — decide all big questions as to policy of the instruction and the course here. They also make out all the e.vams and things like that — have a bill bluff on some of us. twentii-seven CATHOLIC CHAI ' FAj This alwai s reminds me of " a little English kirk on the top of the kill ' ' and somelhinij else — forget it. It is old, too. built in 1885 by Monsignor O ' Keefe; there is a tablet iiisicle tellinti (ill about it. Doesn ' t it, though, like a little miniature one? — miniature — irhii. all — ; es, no — we can ' t go much farther — just dowti by these other quarters. Ivinly-tight " ( OFFICERS ' ROW y ' a, don ' t Ihey? — look like real homes, all right. They sai thai some of the best quarters in the army are right here at West Point. Looks true, doesn ' t it? Doiihle houses and real comfortable and roomy inside. The older married officers and their families live here. Oh, I shoidd say about 200— most of them are instructors. ■firenlii-niiie ' 4 ! OLD CADET CHAPEL I couldn ' t say; this chapel icas before my time. You see, it vsed to be up there next to the lil rary. hut about ten years ayo they tore it down to make room for the East Academic Building and brouyht it down here. Yes, have it set up just the way it ivas up there. The old grads have a great viemory for it — to them it sort of crystallizes the only remembrance of the old West Point. About 1S3J. think ' . thirtu i THE CHAPEL Do yon hnow. Dorothij, some time I would like to write a poem about the Chapel — up on the hill, commanding, imposing — the struggle for re- ligion, the same, onlg attained after much work and lots of that. Yes, it is imposing and massive like. It has the second largest organ in the world in it, and up there in the tower is a set of chimes given in memory of Oen. Anderson. Yes, the Anderson at Fort Sumter. thirty-one FORT PUT SAM Whew! some walk to get tip here, l tit look, isn ' t the view worth it? There ' s the Chapel right here in front of ns, and Cullwm Hall across the Plain. After Gen. Putnam — i ou see, it was used in the Revolution. Can ' t you. thouiih? — both up and down the river. Oh, no, they have repaired it and kept it in almost the satme shape. Those are stables and quarters vnder- niath there. All right, we can go down by way of Lxisk. thirty-two V K lieiil neat, isn ' t it. ' .Ill (if on,- wiiter aimes from here, but the best use fur it in for xkotinij in the iriiiter. I don ' t knou — nei-er saw ani) fish in it. Vuu see, it ' s all artificial, just a bit) lake between the hills and fed by sprin( s. Yes. ire come up qu ' ite often in the sprin; . I hare made three maps of the reserroir and can tell you e.eactly how many yallons of water there are in it. thirtii-lhree THE OBSERVATORY No, Dorolhy, that dome doesn ' t s ' ignijij another chapel. However, they used to use that building for higher purposes. It ' s the observatory. I don ' t know why they ever stopped using it in conjunction with the course in astronomy unless they found out that the average Kaydet is naturally somewhat of a star-gazer. I ' m sorry, but we can ' t go in, for the buildiug is vied for quarters now. Let ' s take this short cut down to the South Area. thirty-four - ADillXlSTRATIOX BVILDIXG That ' s the aus iicioua portal through which I first entered with promises to lore, honor and oliey and turn over ail my cash. Yes, the Treasurer, the Quartermaster Departments and other functionaries hare offices there in the Administration Building. Why. certainly, you can send it right over there. Both the telegraph office and post office. And then we ' ll go up and see the Ordnance Museum jii.il above. You do? VeU, goii ' ll see lots of guns there. thirty-five TESril .IVEXUE Till- iKiiiif (if Ihii .ilirel. ' Il ' .i Tenth .Ireniif. Xo, llwrr arc no First and Srcand .IreniieK. Van si-e, Itri dnd Ihiit liir) tree anil on both sidcn of the atrci ' l are the Academic linildiniix and onr daili (trades are made np of tentli.1, hence the approjiriatc name. I don ' t knnir n-ho planted that tree. J)orothil. lint I hare dod(ied it mani) nioriiin(is n-hen n-e marrh sleepili doicn this street to a seemin()hl niidnii h ' t lireakfast. All rij hl. lefs do. lint he careful: this asjihalt jHirenient (jets airfnllii sticky these hot dai s. thirl ii-si.v SOrTJI AREA Will) isn ' t tliii-f (imx.i nil what court f Oh. thnl ' s nut nilliil ii court, .hint iu oral, iiiitl it ' n out ' jiliicc i rang coiihlii ' t i roir if it tried. Do tlii ' ij! yhil. some of the couutrif t record ir(tlk:s hare lieeu wade ritfht out there under the .ihailoir of the chapel, too. A ' o. Dorothi , not arm in arm like on the camitnn. hut hack and forth for two or three hourn until a aeries of lonij streaks on the hard surface tell the stori) of man if reversals. Isn ' t it, thouifhf And so conrenient . for ire can see it from all the area windows. Oh. yes, the Plehes keep it wound up, theij say. If you promise not to look around at some of these shadeless windows, we ' ll i o on throiu h the sally port. thirty-seren SOUTH BARRACKS So Jo I. Hut theii oiifiht to. Built in 1850, anil, believe me, the; have seen some hard iigafle. Theij never had any in it since I have been here. As near full of water the moai gets is when the snow is meltinif. I guest you ' re right — turrets, towers and moat just for artistic effect, thats all. There is a fireplace iu each rootn whose only fuel now is a cleaning box full of rags and pomade. Init in the old d tgs they used to heap the coats up in the grate and study the jirolilems of Euclid and Scipoleon by the red glow until the siuall hoiirx. Oh. .tomt ' times: but I always put a blanket over the window and turn on Ihf lliilit. Let ' s gel n view of the other barracks from Diagonal W ilk. thirty-eight XORTII BARRACKS Yes, these barracks are all filled up, too, arid it won ' t be long before xce ' ll need still more. Why, yes, if you ' ll wait wntil the Corps goes to dinner and I yet permission from the O. C, but I am afraid the rooms won ' t be in very good shape. These are a lot newer — built in 1907, believe. Csualty two men, but now some rooms have three and even four men in them. Oh, they aren ' t hard to keep house in. No pictures on the wall to dust and never any carpets to clean. A cement floor isn ' t very hard to sweep every morning. It ' s funny hoic you forget these habits on Furlo and Christmas leaves. thirtu-nine i:fa ' ole polytechxiqve statue I ' m It ' ll . »;■ ' imiself, Dorolh! . We ' re often wondered if it iroiihl luniish. but it i.» jiisl the same as it was wlieii the Erole l oljiterhiiiijiie sent il over (IS a sjiiiiliiil of the hrollierli feelinij helween their school and onrs. Yes. he ' s callinf somehodi to arms. II rej)resenls the sjjiril of Ihe cadets at L ' Erole I ' oliileHiniqiie in 1870 in cominii to the defense of France. (,)nilc si mholic irlien jion recoiled liow manji of onr i raduales went lo France jnst a few ifears at o for Ihe defense of that connlrt . fort; FfRST CL.ISS CLUB liii Iil iij) ii-rf Unit millii luil. in file pluce I xhiiind iimi ( iiirhir. First Clans Club. AhsoUilehj, just first classmen nnli . You can sei- In the picture that the club is full of bi(i chairs and is an ideal place for smokers and meetiufis dnrin; release from quarters and on Fridatj nif hts. I ' d like to, but they won ' t let anjibodij but members in it. Yon mi(ihl see llic Hoard of (lorernors and (jet special permission to attend a nieetin; . I knoir I irould ijice you permission. forty-one ' THE OYMy.iSIUM That ' s the Gym. But wait till you see inside. Sure, we ' ll see every- thint) from the bloody floor in the boxing room to the indoor target range in the basement. Oh, yes, they use it for other things besides athletics. Qraduation hop and many informals. Pretty netc — believe in 1910 — fine pool and all sorts of modern equipment throughout the whole building. forty-two KOSCirsKO ' s a.iRDEy I ' m- .tiiiiir jieinliar rea tnii thei) cull thin place a ijarden, nnd a Polish one at tlmt. Cued to be lots prettier than it is now. No, that ' s off limits. You see, this is the end of Flirtation and we aren ' t supposed to go any further. That spring doesn ' t rnn all the time. No, I don ' t think it ' s mineral iniler. forty-thr FLinr.lTlOX U ' .ILK Tlinra vliiil Ihi ' ii nil .w i . (mil it i.v hcmilijul. Inn. y„H riirhilhiii Walk hrj ' dVf. ' w ' fll. mosl ,,ii-lx (In rrmcmlxr llic y irell (ijicr n vinit here. Oh, no. I iiercr roiiie dawn rerii iiiiich — it.ied to want, lo vhen I was a plebe just beraime I raiildii ' t. If iiaii (-(Diie up 7iej-l week ire ' ll take a lunch down there and hare a iiirnir on the rocks. heard of ■e i rett(i fortii-four ?ri: 4» FLinT.iTio.y n-.iLK Lel ' « liike the Inirer iralk from here. } ' ( ' .«. there nre several paths, l ut I like Ihix one doirn hi) the rlrer and around the point. See the liiihlhoiise ahead there: ' That ' s dee ' s I ' oint. It ' s (jreat to sit there in the summer and ratrh the canoes and lioats oh the rirer. I Irish I cnuld. Dorolhi . hut i oit see ire aren ' t alloired to lake aniione irith us In the ramies. Let ' s sit down here for a while : I ' ll bet ijou are tired after all this iralkin i around the Post. forty-fir Krssixa ROCK Oh. jiour train doesn ' t leave for half an hour yet? You ' ll have time to make the bus even if we take this path to see a most peculiar rock. The name? Vhy, Dorothy, haven ' t you ever heard of Kissing Rock? No, I don ' t know who tipped it over at that precarious angle, but I have been, told that it might fall if any couple failed to observe the time-honored custom whereby it gets its name. ♦ " « Oli.you still have over five minutes. 1 do hope you can get up next week, for 1 hear there is a one o ' clock hop. See, they are just getting the bus ready now! • ♦ • • forty-six i Mlliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mil III ; wm 1 1 11 3= A 1 I I The Administration and Academic Departments of the United States Military Academy 19214922 forty-seven United States Military Academy SUPERINTENDENT AND COMMANDANT Bhigadieh Generai, Douglas MacArthur, U. S. Armv, ' 03-No. 1 MILITARY STAFF Captain Loris E. Hibbs, F. A., ' 16-No. 16, Adjutant of the Military Academy and of the Post Captain Robert R. Neyland, Jr., Engineers, ' 16-No. 28, Assistant and Personnel Adjutant, Intel- ligence Officer, Education and Recreation Officer Colonel Edward J. Timberlake, C.A.C, ' 93-No. 10, Quartermaster, Disbursing and Construct- ing Quartermaster at the Military Academy, Supply Officer, Transportation Officer, Finance Officer and Utilities Officer !Major Herbert E. Marshburn, Inf., ' 10-No. 49, Treasurer of the Military Academy and Quartermaster and Commissary for the Corps of Cadets Colonel Frederick P. Reynolds, Medical Corps, Surgeon OFFICERS ON DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS Major Charles A. Dravo, Inf., Assistant to the Quartermaster Major Herbert E. Marsiiburn, Inf., ' 10-No. 49, Post Exchange Officer Major Allen R. Kimball, Q.M.C, ' 11-No. 60, Assistant to the Quartermaster Major Robert H. Lee, C.A.C, ' 12-No. 14, Assistant to the Transportation Officer Major Benjamin F. Hoge, Cav., ' 14-No. 95, Assistant to the Quartermaster Captain Frank C. Scofield, C.A.C, ' 16-No. 106, Assistant to the Quartermaster Captain Clayton E. Wheat, U. S. A., Ciiaplain Captain Robert M. Batiuust, ¥. A., ' 17-No. 5, Assistant to tlie Treasurer and Post Exchange Officer First Lieutenant Philip Egner, U. S. A., Teaclier of Music Miss Marg ery Bedinger, Librarian Frederick C Mayer, Organist and Choirmaster forty-eight ■■IHiillllMIIIIIIMII : !i I f ' rl ,-nh Department of Tactics COMMANDANT OF CADETS I.iELTEXAXT CoLoNEL RoBERT M. Daxford, U. S. Army, (Major, F. A.). ' Oi-No. 33 ASSISTANT TO THE COMMANDANT Major Richard D. Newman, Cavalry. ' 08-No. 62 OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT LlETTEXAXT Col.OXEL Lewis Browx, Jh., Cav., ' OI-No. 35 LlElTEXAXT CoLOXEI- HeRMAX J. KoEHLER, U. S. AmiV Major Edwix Bitcher, Inf.. ' Ol-No. 6 ' 2 Ma.ior Arthtr H. Wilsox, Cav., ' Ol-No. 117 Ma.ior Simox B. Bi-CKXER, Jr., Inf., ' ()8-No. , " )S Major Charles D. Daly, F. A., ' 05-No. -iG Major Charles H. Boxesteel, Inf., ' 08-Xo. 61 M joR Jaiob L. Devers, F. a. ' 09-Xo. 39 Ma.ior Charles Hines, C.A.C, ' 10-No. 50 .M joR Robert S. Do.xaldsox, F. A.. ' ()9-No. . ' ' .Ma.)(,K ColRT.VEY H. HoUOES, Inf. Major Major Edgar W. Tatlbee, Cav., ' 10-No. 1 ' 2 Erxest .1. Dawley, F. a., ' 10-No. r21- Pahkeh C. Kalloi h, Jr., Inf., ' 10-No. 1-2 Oscar W. Griswold, Inf., ' 10-No. 7 ' 2 Franklin Kemble, C.A.C, ' 11-No. ' 2 " ) James C. R. Schwenck, Cav., ' 11-No. 69 John L. Homer, C.A.C, ' 11-No. 72 Willis D. Critte.xburger, Cav., ' I. ' {-No. 2t Douglass T. Oreene, Inf., ' i;5-No. H Charles W. Ryder, Inf., ' 15-No. 39 Major Leland S. Hobbs, Inf.. ' l.vNo. 46 Major ,Iohx A. McDermott, Inf.. ' 1.5-No. 87 -Ma.ior Stiart C. Mac Doxald, Inf., ' 15-No. 100 .Ma.ior N ' erxox E. Prichard, Inf., ' 15-No. 134 .Ma.ior Staxley E. Reinhart, F. . ., ' 16-No. 1 Captaix George V. Pope, Infantry Captain Lawrence McC. Jones, F. A., ' 18-No. 34- FiRST Liette.xant Clarence P. Townsley, F. A., ' 19-No. 68 I ' lHsT Liectexaxt Elmer Q. Oliphant, Cav., ' 19-No. 96 fifty-one fftij-two . -= Department of Mathematics PROFESSOR Colonel Charles P. Echols. U. S. Armv, ' 91-Xo. 3 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Ma.ior Fraxcis K. Newcomer, Engineers, ' 13-Xo. 1 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Ma.ior Joseph D. Brown, Coast Artillery Major Omar N. Bradley, Inf.. ' 1,5-No. H Major John F. Kahle, C.A.C, ' 15-No. 47 Major Clarence B. Linder, C.A.C, ' 15-Xo. 50 Major Dean Htdxitt. ¥.A.. ' 16-No. 1,5 Captain Ralph G. Barrows, Eng.. ' 16-No. ' 2, " ? Captain Willlv.m R. Woodward, F.A.. ' 16-No. 30 Captain Hexrv C. Jones, F.A., ' 16-No. 35 Captai.n William Spence, F.A., ' 16-No. 45 Captain Harris .Tones, Eng.. ' IT-No. 1 INSTRUCTORS Ma.ior William H. W. Yotngs. Cav., ' 12-No. 1, Major Ray.moxd ' . Cramer, C.A.C, ' 1 ' 2-No. ' 24 Major Thobirn K. Brown, Cav., ' 13-No. 33 Major Manning M. Ki.m.mel. Jr., C.A.C. ' 13-No. 34 Major Charles A. Ross. Inf., " Ki-No. 40 Iajor Arthtr R. Harris. F.A., ' 14-No. 19 Major Thomas H. Rees. Jr., Cav., ' 14-No. 46 Ma.ior Cm.enn P. . xDERS0N, C.A.C, ' 14-No. 73 Captain Willis E. Teale, Eng., ' 17-No. 8 Captain Clark Kitterill, Eng., ' 17-No. 10 Captain Joseph M. Tullv, Cav., ' 16-No. 65 Captain Warfield M. Lewis, Inf., ' 17-No. 30 Captai.v Charles E. Htrdis, F.A.. ' 17-No. 1 ' 2 Captai.n AiGisTis M. Gi-RNEv. F.A., ' 17-No. 27 Captain Walter W. Warner, Ord., ' 17-No. 31 Captain Bertrand Iorrow, Cav., ' 17-No. 99 Captain Thomas J. Heavey, Cav., ' 18-No. 57 Captain Joshua . . Stansell, Cav., ' 18-No. 63 fifly-three fiftif-foiir ■MiimiiiiiiiiiiiiM fiifli ' firn p ' fty-»iM Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology PROFESSOR Colonel Wirt Robixsox, U. S. Annv, ' ST-Xo. 9 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Ma.ior Alkxaxder G. Pendletom, Coast Artillery, Ufi.-Xo. 24 INSTRUCTORS « Major .Ioiix H. Lixdt, Coast Artillery, ' I ' 2-No. iS Ma.ior Etgexe T. Spexier, Field Artillery. ' 13-No. 23 Ma.ior Samtel J. Heiuxeh, Infantry, ' 13-No. 29 Ma.ior .James N. Peale, Infantry. ' 13-No. 48 Ma.ior M ' illiam R. Schmi»t, Infantry, ' 13-No. 5-1 Ma.ior LaRiiktt I.. Stiart. Coast . rtillery. Captain High Mitchell, Cavalry, ' 16-No. 69 1 1-No. 22 Captain .Joseph L. Collins, Infantry. ' 17-No. S5 Captain .John B. Bexxet, Infantry, " le-No. 71- Captain William Sa. kville. Coast Artillery, Captain Licien S. S. Berrv, Cavalrv, " Ifi-No. 61) ' I7-No. 70 fifty-seven fifly-eic lir J Department of Modern Languages PROFESSOR Colonel C ' orxelis DeW. Wilcox, U. S. Armv. ' 80-Xo. -1 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Major William E. Morrisox. Infantry, ' ()6-Xo. 5 ' i ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Major William T. MacMillax, Infantry. ' 0()-Xo. 7G Major Harold Thompson, Cavalrv ' i;?-Xo. U) ' 13-Xo. 35 Major Casey H. Hayes, F.A. Major Harold F. I.oomis, C.A.C. ' 1 1-X ' o. 50 Major Adam F,. Potts, C.A.C, ' 14-Xo. 78 Major Fhaxc is H. Forbes, Inf., ' 14-Xo. 80 Major Xohmax Randolph, Inf., ' 15-Xo. 145 Captain Pail V. Kane, F.A., IG-N ' o. 50 Captain Thomas (i. Peyton, Cav., ' l(5-Xo. O. " ! Captain Ralph ( ' . . " mitii. Infantry IXSTRUCTORS Major Robert E. .Tones. Infantry Major Howard Eager. Field Artil Major . i.lex G. Thirman. Cav., Major John H. ' an Vliet, Inf., Major Geoffrey Keyes, Cav.. ' 1, ' i-Xo. ;i.S Captain Willis M. Chapin. C.A.C, ' 16-Xo. 47 Captain Ru hard M. Levy. C.A.C, ' 16-No. 71 Captain .Ioseph ,T. OHare, C.A.C, ' I6-X0. 9.5 Captain Matthew B. Ridgway. Inf.. ' 17-Xo. 56 Captain William K. Hmuuson. ,Tr.. Cav.. ' 17-Xo. 7;i Captain Charles . . Mahoxey. Inf., ' 17-Xo. t)7 Captain .John C Whitiomb, Inf., ' 17-Xo. I ' iS Captain Pai ' L H. Bho«n. Inf.. ' 17-Xo. l ' -27 Lons ' aitiiieh CIVII.IAX IXSTRUCTORS .IeAN C. (lAlTHIKK .loSE M. AsENSIO fif til-nine txty i Majok Joseimi D. McCaix, C.A.C, ' 1 1-No. 35 Major I- ' lovd R. ' ALTZ. Inf., ' 11-Xo. 47 Major HaroI-d R. Bill, Inf., ' li-No. 58 Major Harold E. S.mall, C.A.C, ■15-No. 36 Major Joseph C. Haw, C.A.C, ' 15-Xo. 65 Major C ' lesk.n H. Tk.vxey, C.A.C, ' 15-Xo. 77 Major To.m Fox, Inf., ' 15-Xo. 1 ' 2.S Captain Leslie T. Sail, Inf., ' 16-Xo. . ' i7 Captaix John .T. M( F.uax, Inf., ' 17-Xo. 68 Captain Carleton Coilter, ,1k.. Inf.. ' 17-Xo. 84 Captain Leo J. Erler, Inf., ' 17-Xo. 89 Captain Harold R. Jackson, C.A.C, ' 17 Captain George S. Beurket, C.A.C, ' 17- Department of English, History, Economics and Government PROFESSOR Colonel Lucius H. Holt, U. S. Army. Yale ' 02 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Major Robert M. Lyon. Infantry, ' 03-Xo. 42 ASSISTAXT PROFESSORS Major Ale.xaxder W. Chilton. Infantry, ' ()7-X ' o. 39 Major .Iames J. O ' Hara. Cavalry. (U-Xo. 83 IXSTRUCTORS IX EXdI.ISH Major Ale.xander D. Surles. Cav., ' 11-Xo. 23 Major James R. X. Weaver, Inf., ' U-Xo. 52 Major Robert Van Volkenburgh, C.A.C, ' 13-Xo. 25 Major .Iohn A. Coxsidine. Cav.. ' 13-Xo. 49 ■Xo. 23 Xo. 48 IXSTHICTORS IX ECOXOMICS, GOVERXMEXT AXD HISTORY Major James Gilbert Taylor, Inf., ' 07-No. 50 Major F ' dwin F. Hardixg, Inf., ' 09-Xo. 74 !Major I ' haxk L. Purdon, Inf., ' 09-Xo. 91 Major Herbert H. . chesox, C.A.C Major F ' rederick E. Uhl, Inf., ' 10-Xo. 62 Major Harold F. Xichols, C.A.C, ' 11-Xo. 19 Major Sidney V. Bixgham, Cav., ' 12-Xo. 45 [ajor Charles W. Foster, Cav.. ' 14-Xo. 40 Major Raymond Marsh, F.A., ' 15-No. 35 Captain Carl L. Martiott, C.A.C, ' 16-No. 40 sifty-oni sixty-two i airtji-four hj-fiv W PJ m v ■ r .twmrui ■ u v €tr n v sixty-ti. ■4 i Department of Civil and Military Engineering PROFESSOR Colonel Gtstav J. Fiebeger. U. S. Armv. ' 79-No. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Ma.tor Joseph C. Mehaffey. Engineers. ' 11-No. 13 INSTRUCTORS Major Joseph D. Arthir. Jr., Engineers, 15-Na. Major Lehman V. Miller. Engineers, ' 15-No. 9 Major Holland E. Robb. Engineers, ' 16-No. 24 Major Stanley L. Scott, Engineers, ' Hi-No. 31 ?? F " : sixty-seven rl!,-n;,ln iM s if3r i Department of Law PROFESSOR Major George V. Strong, Judge Advocate, ' Ot-No. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Captain Otto F. Lange, Infantry, ' 16-Xo. 116 INSTRUCTORS Captain Clarence S. Matlsby, Cavalry. ' 16-N ' o. 76 Captain Alan Pendleton, Infantry r M . =m M v rrH i , n " Tk mwtt mntr o f? : ' :: ' ' : :. -m . n .-M. p ' a yt i i= - Department of Ordnance and Gunnery PROFESSOR LiEUTEXAXT-CoLOXEL Chari.ES D. Iettler. Ordiiaiice. ' 06-N(). 14 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Hubert G. Staxtox. Ordn.mce. ' 11-Xo. 15 INSTRUCTORS Major Artiiir V. Ford. Ordnance Major Oscar J. Gatchell. Ordnance, ' 1-2-No. 17 seventy-onf w I Department of Military Hygiene PROFESSOR CoLoxEL Frederick P. Reyxolds, Medical Corps OFFICERS OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT I.iEi texaxt Coloxel Fraxk L. K. I.aflamme, Dental Corps Major Daxiel P. Card. Medical Corps Major Johx J. Reddy, Medical Corps Major Harry N. Kerxs, Medical Corps Major Albert W. Kexxeh, Medical Corps Major Hehtel P. Makel, Medical Corps Major Lewis C. Covixgton, Medical Corps Captaix Timothy F. Leary, Dental Corps Captaix William F. SniEi-MAXx, Dental Corps Captaix Edward J. Kibesch, Dental Corps First Liei ' tenaxt Horace Z. Homer, Veterinary Corps grvenlif-flirce T ' J f: !:;; — Always the Corps I Do ye who cry for the old West Point e ' er devote your- self to the new? Do ye labor with body nnd mind and soul as your preds were wont to do ? Do ye fight with the bitter last drop of fight that reckons not pleasure nor pain r Ye do all this ? Or ye sit and sigh that the old couies not again? " The Spirit of Old West Point. " ye moan, as ye dig in the musty past, — The Spirit of Old ' est Point rides in on th e wings of each wintry blast ; The honored dead of the Corps that was. rise up in their righteous wrath. And bid ye who seek for their spirit of old to follow their ancient ])ath. Then rib with the steel of the yesteryear the deed of the present day. And strike the blow with the will of old that has hewn a soldier ' s way. And fight with the fight that knows no end ' til the fighter himself is done, And ye ' ll find that the Spirit of Old West Point with the present ' est Point is one. P. M. S.. ' -2-2. V Deventy-fovT Corps Organization The Tactical Department LiECTEXAXT Colonel Robert M. Da.nford, U. S. Army. . . .Commandant of Cadets Major Richard D. Newman, Cavalry -Issistant to the Commandant Major Franklin Kemble, Coast Artillery Corps, Quartermaster and Amusement Officer Major Edwin Butcher, Infantry Commanding First Battalion Major Simon B. Buckner, Infantry Commanding Second Battalion Major Charles H. Bonesteel, Infantry Commanding Third Battalion Major Ernest J. Dawlev, Field Artilk-ry Commanding Company A Major Vernon E. Prichard, Infantry Commandin; Company B Major John A, McDermott, Infantry Commanding Company C Major Parker C. Kalloch, Infantry Commanding Company D Major Charles V, Rvdeh, Infantry Commanding Company E Major John L. Homer, Coast Artillery Corps Commanding Company F Major Oscar W. Griswold, Infantry Commanding Company G Major Edgar W. Tavlbee, Cavalry Commanding Company H Major Leland S. Hobbs, Infantry Commanding Company I Major Stuart C. MacDonald, Infantry Commanding Company K Major Courtney H. Hodges, Infantry Commanding Company L Major Douglass T. Greene, Infantry Commanding Company M leventii-fivt 4 . : i iJd m .t " : wu I V e-2 m m it i ' ' enly-Hij} sei fvt!l-»eren !l ' i b| - LU.-L;- A Captain Greene Lieutenants Strong Lyncli Davidson 1st Sergeant Taylor, R. L. Co. Siipplif Sgt. Breidster Sergeants De Bardeleben Timberlake Rcber Peoples Ciunn Beck Storck, L. J. N ' oyes Johnson, A. L. Crawford, A. R. Corporals Berry. R. W. Mulligan Cllasgow Ely Mesick (Jlenn Triplett A|,plel.y Mactloskey Hasimissen John I ' artridjje N ' an Wyck Strohecker Forinan Greig ' I ' racv Brown. P. W. Goodman I ' lirner McCnlloch Privates Armes Hein, F. W. M ' ebb Galloway Gurley Heyl I rish Moody Rusk Serig Smith. J. ' andenburg Wells, B. L. Williams, L. O. Beurket Bump Cornog Dawson, A. Greene, I. B. Harper, W. Harris, H. H. Johnson, F. W. Marcinski Murtaugh Neely, R. E. Renn Robins, R. R. Slater Smith, D. B. Smith, J. C. Steel Wren Bennett, W. 0. Boggs Boudreau Briggs Bryte Clark, B. C. Douglass, W. D. Dowling, A. R. Dunn, T. L. Fuller Garbisch Griffitli, W. B. Ball, J. V. Harrold, T. L. Holmes, E. V. Kengla Kirkpatriek, G. I ewis, J. L. McLaughlin, E. D. Maddox Morford Nutter Quarles Quakemeyer Reeder Ritcliie Roljinson, N. J. Rvan, J. L. Scott, L. O. Snivth Steele, C. E. Tiblietts Tufts Westplialinger Weitfie Maj. Dawley, Tnctlcil Officer terriihi-eh ht A Company THERE is an old saying that unless you toot your own horn no one will toot it for you, so despite the fact that actions speak louder than words and that general reputation is a test for character, we feel that " A " Co. will not properly come under the public eye unless we descend to the tactics of the " Runtz " and chant our own paean. In considering this exceptional aggregation of the " Pampered Pets " of these United States the first thing that strikes the eye is their height. Yea, verilj- we are the Flankers ! Of course we share the honor to some extent with " M " Co., but they are merely satellites to our most glorious company. We are not the only ones who admit tliat we are good. Even the T.D. has bowed to the inevitable. Do they not come to " A " Co. when they want good men? Look at the cai tains that come from " A " Co.! Ask Barrett, Carpenter, Clark, Kessler and Raynsford where they got the training that makes them what they are to-day. Not only does the T.D. recognize our spirit and spread it b ' transfer thru the Corps, but they also send various promising men to " A " Co. in order to absorb some of this spirit that they may have greater opportunity to become generals. Fur- thermore, the T.D. have even extended our influence to that most exclusive body of celebrities known as the " Staff " by having the same make filled by two " . " Co. men in succession. Ask Dowling, he knows. Not only the T.D. sec our merits, but even the perpetrators of the English alphabet saw fit to place the letter A at the head because some day it would be applied to a company in the Corps of Cadets which could not possibly be anything but first. They knew that " A " Co. preceded in all formations and follows right after the band. They come to " A " Co. when they want athletes; were not two-thirds of the men on last year ' s football squad from " A " Co. } Facts speak much louder than words, " Read em and weep! " Green, who has been with the team ever since our earliest efforts after the War, has always proved to be a valuable asset to the team, but he also shines as a wrestler and is a lacrosse player of 710 mean abilitv. Tlien there are Davidson, Breidster, Goodman, Mulligan and Garbisch, wlio may stand as examples of football men ; Breidster, Tim- berlake and Goodman as mermen and D.ividson as a boxer. If you have not yet been convinced of our fundamental superiority, east an eve over the scores of last summer ' s work witli the pistol. To what company does Harp- er, W., the high score man, belong. What company had the liighest percentage of experts? Why, " A " Co., of course! sevrnlij-nine B Captain Raynsford To. Supply Sgt. Downing, H. W. Privates McDonough Pickhardt Poore Stanley Baldwin, A. C. Stuart, J. R. Lieutenants Sere eants Burnside Wilson, O. O. I.awton OTonnell Galusha Magruder Cella Dninimond Wrockloff Branham Eaddy Akerman Hegardt Grener Ashburn Chandler, R. E. Harrison, E. I,. Bartz 1st Ser (leant O ' Shea Kennedy, J. P. Baird MulviliiU Caffev King, B. R. Burton Hardy Morse, B. K. Dunaway Carraway Ringsdorf Eggert Evans, J. P. Robinson, AV. A. Ehrgott Evans, J. H. Farwick Ellerthorpe Chandler, D. Adams, L. V, ' . Bliss Hale Hall, J. A. Busbey Horn ■ " f l Cameron Hutchinson, F. E Corporals Carlson Carroll, M. R. Jones, E. ,T. Jones, E. K. Schaefer, H. T. Cousland Kerns 1 Texter Dillard Linksweiler I HHIS! ' ' 1 Hill, D. C. Doane Maier mMp H Hennev Eaton Noyes, E. T. HmL h Coates " Fisher, R. E. Phimnier I Ie ' H Blinn Gamble Saltzman bn I Peterson, E. ,1. Hess, M. Sarcka ■■R H I McHae Healy Skaland .unos HUB H Pence Hitchings Smith, W. H. " i Ker, H. ,Iohnson, H. W. Steer -. 1 ' 4 M I.vndall Kiel Wade fl Hadsell l.aDue Westcott . ' 1 - H Barksdale Limpiis Weston, S. k ' 1 Jl Des Islets Lloyd Willis, J. A. Craw Murphy, H. A. Wood, W. H. uJl ' H Bipelow Paton Woodworth, J. A -Maj. I ' richard, Tiiclinil Officer I e iff hill B Company WHEN the class of ' 22 joined the Corps, those of us delegated to " B " Company soon found that we had to have someone in the public eye at all times if we were to remain true to the traditions of the Company. The punish- ment list read off in the mess hall during the early days of our sojourn at West Point always contained a few members from " B " ' Company, and an ex-member of " B " Co., Lieutenant C. C. Jadwin, did much to make our first few days on the bank of the Hudson unforgetable. Whether we kept our trust can be imagined if the skin lists, A books and diary of the Company arc examined. With Dance, O ' l- ' laherty, " Babv " Brvan. Cireiner, Grant, for ring leaders, tlie " B " Co. plebes indulged in many playful antics at the expense of the Fourth Class A, all of which were amply paid for, however, at later dates. Who in " B " Co. will forget the note that " Skag " Greiner and Mulvihill sent to one of notorious upper-classmen, enclosing a razor blade as testimony of his spoony appearance at all formations, or the ink tight on the Uli floor of the 9th division, with much scrubbing immediately thereafter, or Babe Bryan chas- ing " would-be " crawloids from his room with a razor? Such was our peaceful existence, and while we had huge en- joyment in such outbursts, they were well paid for as anyone knows who ever heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet making tlic ' stcenth trip on the stairs or witnessed the startling apparition of upper-classmen ' s mantelpieces any time of the day from 5 p.m. till taps. As yearlings we s])ent a much more restful and enjoyable time than we had the previous year. It took most of us the greater part of the year to get our bearings and dig our chins out of our back collar buttons. Titus and Greiner got to thinking too much about the summer to come, and we lost them in January. When the make list was read otf after the gr.iduation exercises, which made us the ranking class at the Academy, " B " Company efficiency again came to the fore — giving four captains, Raynsford, Craw- ford, " Tiny, " and Barnctt, as well as our lieutenants and sergeants. We lost Cary, Conway, and Marsh by graduation at this time, and acquired " Descli ' Branhani and Martin McDonough to replace them. First Cl.iss year this Company ran smooth- ly atid without discord. Raynsford keep- ing the Company " bucked " up and on its toes all the time, with the aid of McDon- ough ' s salesmanship and Mulvihill ' s effi- ciency as top kick. McDonough ami Maj. Pritchard should form a partner- ship and start selling fur-lined overcoats to the natives of Liberia. eiyhty-one r ' c li Captain Co. Supply Sgt. Privates Lanhara Malin Polsgrove Kessler Lawrence, C. W. Leedy Lombard Reardon Lieutenants Serr eants McLallen Rodieck Ryan Bosserman Brvan, B. M. Barton, D. B. Seibert Grant Leaf Castle Smith, R. F. Pierce Rosenberg Cunkle Smith, R. F. Chamber Dorn Stevens, V. C. 1st Sergean t Dwyer Cranberry Towers Lancaster Greene, ,1. L Spry Rich Greiner Bruner, G. F. C ' owles, S. L. Hardin, J. L. Clinton Binir ■leflFeries Cole 1 Lewis, T. E. Cooper, V. G. R l Corporals Marshall Cormany Bk I Morton, L. JL Crosland " - B Snntlie, C. E. Porch Cusack 1 Moore, C. E. Price, E. H. Dovle 1 Palmer. C. D. Sears, P. S. EUinger, H. O C%f l White, E. H. Stewart, O. C. Fargo C ' rosliv Thompson, E. B. Fowlkes ■ c 1 Pariiiiv Tully, W. B. Freund L 1 Whitman Haskell, J. H. mm K 1 Liel)el Arnold Leland M l Sliuniate Bennett, C. W. Lintz 1 Hullev Bertch Mahbette H| H Bennett. E. H. Booth, C. L. Mack V l Weir Brinson Niblo Ht ' l Brown, W. H. Osborn B 1 Carpenter. F. F. Provost v H Cougblin Romevn Dahnke Shaw ' 1 Davidson, J. A. Scherer m 1 Decker Smith, N. H. w 1 Fisher, S. H. Sparling |L - V Graling Stephenson 1 Hayward Torbett " j W ' m ifcvJ .Ternigan Tunnell ■i K vnflBi Ketcbum Wilson, V. H. m t m Kielty Wingebach Maj. McDermott, Tactical Officer eighty-two Company IT is not our intention to dwell at any leng:th on the pristine glory of Company " C " — in those dim, " hazy " days iieyond recall, when the original " Useless " Grant did his Full Dress hat drill with the rest of the " C " Co. plebes. The fact is we wish to skip lightl.v and lilithely over the fact that then we were the " runt " company of the Corps (perish the thought) and it has heen but witliin our very short nieniory that we got safely away from the dangerous brink between " runts " and " Hankers, " to accept our true position as co-partners of the " big fellows. " When the change to twelve companies was contemplated, to all appearances the powers that be wished to especially glorify old " C " Company. During the sizing formations men of " B " Company industriously dug holes in gravel so that they might be policed, while every Kaydet of " C " Co. — from Pete to the lowest ranking plebe alpha- betically — put folded socks and so.ap in the heels of his slioes to remain among that chosen band. Naturally enougli we all felt the honor and glory of our exalted position and even thougli at times our liglit seemed to be completely hidden we burst forth in dazzling eminence wlieii duty called loudest. " Generously " going without a first line all year we more than came across during June week of li) ' JO, — e en having a best line on that day when every line was a max, the day of Pershing ' s review. Morale is a question of good " spirits, " but with us it has usually nie.uit high .ind irrepressible spirits with more men on the Area, more men on those rare midnight parties on I usk, and on thos e Sunday afternoon forays for " sweet " cider, far from the haunts of the O.I). Mor.ile is an illusive thing, but it is ke])t alive more by such little things as our " Stoop meetings " after return from Supjier and such after-Taps gatherings as are always prevalent in any " C " Co. div., than by countless lectures and talks by our su|)eriors. One of the most prized .iiid souglit-.ifter rewards that this com])any has in its |)()w- er to confer is the famous " med.iille du H | V ' ' Wt f9W bois, " given, as the name signifies, to tlie H " S __3tt: ■?V _ man who jndls the most consummately wooden stunt of the year. One Dance, D.C. for corporal of the guard smoking while posting relief almost got both hands for the coveted prize, but it remained for " .limmy " Stratton (aided and abetted by Lucy Clark) to be the first man to have his initials burnt on the medal. " Trooper " came and gathered the medal for his own. There is no doubt about it we are the rip-roaring, cosmopolitan conglomeration without our " Sheiks, " " Uncles, " " Simples. " and " Nondescripts. " " C " Co. would be as any other company in the Corps. We love ' em all, — long may she wave ! tigg eighty-three Jk D Captain Co. Supply Sgt. Privat es Travwiok Klein Hertford Dobbs Glass Wells, B. H. Willis Lieutenants Sergeants Yale Baldwin Barndt Anderson. G. Barroll Asher Beane Tinkle Catlett Burnett Bell Miller. S. M. White, W. W. Covey Bradley Cragin Garrecht Chappell 1st Sergeant Stone, R. Haskell Cook, H. G. Oliver. R. C. Jamison Cook, K. L. Douglass Morton, W. J. Johnson, H. C. Crandall Smith. A. W. Pamplin Crowley Gruver Pitzer Daniel, J. IP H H Vandersluis Serff Voedisch Dawson, M. M. DeWees 1 Corporals Webber, K. E. Elliott. C. E. A K v H Wedemeyer Esposito R ' H Dasher Firr Ife 1 Blanchard Andrews. R C. Hauck, W . O. W 1 Morris. J. A. Brackett Heacock HHMtf k 1 Garges Brunner Hodge I E I Wells. J. B. Chamberlain Howze I,ee, E. 0. Dombroskv Hundley, D. W. k. H Wilde Duval Hurd 1 1 Williams, J. J. Elmore Huyssoon B H Sullivan, G. J. Finlay Kerns H O-XeiU Gleason Kimbrough Bf 1 Gard Graves, R. I eFavour ■f ' H Alderman Halligan Hirz I.awter McMalian Miller, E. P. Mosteller Ik ' Lcnzner Polhemus Macklin Richards 9 k V P ' oblete Seleen Bj H il Pulsifer Sims B U Robinson. C. F. Sturman " 4 ' Schaefer, W. H. Underwood Smith, M. E. Woods, L. B. Maj. Kalloch, ' l,irlir ,I Officer eighty-Jour Company A BRIEF glance over tlie condensed pages of some mn-partisan record of a man ' s achievements on this derelict planet will disclose the generally well-known fact that at frequent intervals throughout the history of one so- called human civilization, and modern society, those influences that govern and direct our every action have ordained that there shall be gatliered together in speoiric organized bodies certain superior individuals whose deeds and manners shall be written in eternal and flaming letters in the annals of human events. Alexander had his phalanxes, Caesar his legions, the Kaiser, his Hussars, and the Commandant can boast proudly of " D " Company. In the bustle and striving competition of daily Corps life, the individuality of a group of men is usually lost. The rest of the larger organizations become cognizant of one of its integrals only when the latter accomplishes some- thing worthy of note. It is quite obvious to all those of average powers of perception that " D " Company has con- tinually and uninterrui)tedly attracted a large ])art of the attention of the well-disciplined military machine of which this company forms a coiiipoiunt part whose intrinsic value is very much greater than one-twelfth. To be first in an. organiz.ation which is itself very ne.irly first in the land of the free is by no means a trivial or low accomplishment. But I tliink jirobably a few explanations may be necessary for those unfortunates, who have not reached the plane of " D " Company understanding, and who may be inclined to cast skeptical glances at these apparent truths. Modesty, that fast-weakening old has-been of present-day activities, has always been staunchly welcomed and championed by every single member of the chosen body, even by the yearlings. However, if Demosthenes could convince an an- cient audience that he deserved a crown of laurels, we feel that we ha c suttiriiiit rvirlnice to convince the Corjis that our companj- deserves the gilded helmet, the symbol of perfection. Then this or- ganization turned around a very big fac- tor in breaking the Navy ' s winning streak on the West Point baseball diamond when Craigin pitched a glorious game. Also the ))lots and details of two of the best lOd night shows ever presented on tliis austere post were evolved within the sanctity of those fortunate divisions allotted to the tireless upholders of " D " Company fame. Unfortunate, indeed, were we. when our Company Commander and guiding beacon was hurt in a polo game and lost the use of an eye. So just pause a moment the next time you pass one of our members and ask him a few details. He will probably make the fact clear that " He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted. " eighty -fiv» E Captain Co. Siipi ' h Sgt. Privates Mead, A. D. Meehan Bodine Craigie Dean Graham Noel Scott, J. D. Lieutenants Serc f an ts Taylor, G. A. Young Riunaggi Fletcher, J. W. Batx ' ock Barlow Watson, X. A. Conrov Boone Barnes ■Woods, F. J. Karlv " Fosher, H. G. Barton, R. M. Bradv, L. E. Fry Black, J. W. 1st Sergeant Seebacli Hanson Bratton HoU-onib Harriman Cavelli Reed, C. H. Roth Howell, G. P. Cleland Bowen Lindsay Dansby Torrence Marron Savini Scheetz Davidson, J. R DePew Dickson Corpora s Shaefer Dobak Lee, R. A Smith, R. M. Donohue Ogden Williams, G. F. Dudley, G. W. Tasker Evans ' , I. K. Fletcher, I,. S. Bailey, C. N. Ferer lirewer Burgess Foehl A ' ichules Clark, L. M. Gullette Lawes Conley Hamatv vi Theis Cooper, P. Hart. A. A. t F " " » Thompson Cureton , F J. Eddlemnn James Fohes Johnson, E. L. tAf ' ,-fl. ' ' im Pape Chhnrn France Lansing ipf- Jm 1 Gillette Larter Hains, P. C. Manz Hames McGinness Hosea Masters Johnson, W. L. Moore. W. T. Justice Randall Keeler, F. R. Sampson Kuniholm Smith, W. C. Lightcap Tischbein Loutzenheiser Toms Lvnch, B. A. Wilson, S. A. Maj. Ryder, radical Officer eiijhly-sli- Company E ' ' ' FOR excellent; " Look out, here they come! " " E " Co. in all its glory. Look at the last squad in the first platfwn. Tliey had to put them there so that the line would only break on the end. P ' ser, George, and Herr John Paul Dean, tlic inrorrigibles, do their best to keep " ' K " Co. in the van of the Corps. Still they do as well as the ir nonchalant platoon leader and his wonderful wiggly waddle. They had to give him the first platoon, as these aforesaid muchly experienced men arc the only ones who could be expected to keep a whole platoon going in the same direction as such a precedent. Still we liave some good men; its top-sergeant, Hank, c.-innot be improved upon in certain respects, such as guard and duty rosters, the only care of a top-kicker these days. He has kept tiicm two years in his head and never yet has he put the rigiit man on at the right time. As he was once aj)tly castigated, " The — only — first sergeant — in the Corj)s — who did not — HAVE — a duty roster. " li he spent as nuieli time working as he did sleeping, what a wonderful kaydet he would be. And then there is our Com|)any Commander, the sweet, handsome, adorable Bessie, last and least but not always. Les sous-lieutenants de cette compagnie, are darling Freddie Woods and Xuma Augus- tina Watson. Xuma, our own spic and span, made to order Y. M. C. . . worker and reformer, and Freddie, the one who shows off the good iualities of his housekeeping to feminine visitors while the Corps enjoys its weekly repast in Grant H.ill, fill up tiie eom|)Iement of the First Classmen in this company. Still these men have added to and carried on the things which were passed to them by their former superiors and inherited from the line of Cross, Bcssell, Stauffer Co., Incorporated. Of Tacs we have had a plenty; perhaps the C ' om (the three B ' s were minus then) figured it was the best for all concerne l to give each and every one a shot at the unbelievers. The ujishot of it all was the best c.nne last and stayed, the guardian and protector of the E-fficient Runts. The stride was set by the combination of chesty Fritz Cross, fresh from the sound and smell of sliell and shrapnel, not to men- tion dark-haired m.-iidens, and one Homer Millard, who had to forsake his job as top-kicker when he heard of a place in Soutii America that he had never seen. And in everything " E " Co. has had her share; athletics, activities, jiublica- tions ; even to the largest portion of the Navy ' s goat, the time tiiat the Middies didn ' t come through. So, putting them all in a box and shaking them up, your little dope sheet won ' t fail you if it predicts that E-flncient conies through with a crash. eighty-tiven Captain Lieutenants Leonard Schildroth Aldert 1st Serffeant Spalding Maj. Homer, Tactical (Iffirn- Co. Supply Sgt. Becklev R. Sergeants PfeiflFer Pierce, W. Cothran Lewis, W. Harmony Meriwether Wong Workman Mcl ean, D. Corporals Dean. R. L. Palmer. H. L. Sililev Willi ' anis, ,T. F. Martin, D. D. Hastings Baker, E. C. Stevenson, G. G. Matice Miller, A. D. liicliardson Koch, R. A. Leonard, A. T. Privates Gregory, T. R. Hughes, C. V. McDavid Carroll, J. B. Foster, R. M. Garcia, D. J. Guevara y Garcia Inihof Love Lutwack Manross O ' Reillv Palmer, H. K. Raymond, A. D. Stubbs Weikert Wilson, J. G. Andrews, E. L. Claussen Conrad Count Dewey, L. R. Dickerson Dudley, W. K. Dyer Foote, A. G. Gibbs GiUespie, W. D. Hawkins, J. R. Hoeper KendaU McGraw Marcus, D. Nugent Palmer, G. W. Schmidt F Simon Smith, G. J. Thompson, R. H. Tucker Adams, E. Airan Allen, G. G. Bowles Brosnan Calhoun Channon Cowley Crombez Damas Denniston Denson Dutton Gamber Gose Heckey Honnold Horner Kidwell, ,1. P. Martin, W. D. Mills Mitchell, D. E. Moore, L. E. Mulligan, T. L. Myers. H. H. Peploe Reeves, G. F. Spillinger Stanley, J. N. Strow Suttles West Whitted Willing Constantine [ eighty-ciytit _. Company t »T ' ' COMPANY, The Runt Company, The Foreign Legion, The Hard-boiled Runts, The Bolsheviks, The In- 1 different Companj-, call it anything you like, for at some time during the last four years each of these appellations were applicable to this company of dwarfs, pliysical and mental. It is composed entirely of the smallest cadets in the Corps, hence its name. The Runt Company. l ' " or a similar reason, that its roster contained the names of men from tlie Philippines, China, and Hawaii, it is called The Foreign Legion. The last four years of the history of " F " Co. is divided into two distinct parts, each of two year ' s duration. In the first period, this company was at the same time boisterous, jovial, gay, easy-going, indifferent, and bolshevik. The change came at the beginning of the last two years. During these years it has lost a little of its boisterousness, its indifference, and its bolshevik character. With the first period of this company ' s history we shall always link certain names and events. Who will ever think of " F " Company of this period without thinking of " fearless " (jeorgc, " Pop " Moreland, and " Guit " Guiterras? Who will ever forget the episode of the " Toy Red Balloons " and how Waffles got us all up after taps and said: " Gen- tlemen, I just want to tell you that there is no situation that can ' t be handled. Go back to bed " ? There was always that spirit of camaraderie and good cheer that all of us, excejit the T.D., like to see. The T.D. did not approve of the nightly celebrations of joviality, but " F " Co. was " F " Co., and her nightly celebrations were absolutely necessary, so the T.D. found the bone of its life in little old " F " Comp;iny. But witli the passing of time a tr.msformation was slowjv but surely taking place. Maybe some of the kids grew up. Though there still remains a dormant undercurrent of bolshevism, we find " F " Co. now one of the quietest and most contented companies in the Cor] s. To such an e xtent is tiiis true, the men in this company have even come to be able to put up with (iross ' s trombone playing and his frequent, " Now, fellows, let ' s — etc., and etc. " Certainly its con list has been gen- erally longer than that of most any other company through this period. This has permitted " F " Co. always to be able to watch the achievements of its athletes, of which it has furnished its quota of the best, on the basketball court, on the mat and the diamond, in the ring and pool, all of which makes us ])roud of our little runts. So now " F " Co., though not the same as of three or four years ago. is still happy and indifferent enough for pleasure. eiiihlij-niiie M V Captain Clark. E. N. IJciitenanfs Stuart. L. J. Kastnc r Ste])liens, L. E. Isf Serijeant Mitcliell. G. E. G. L. Co. Supply Sgt. Tudor Sercjeants Beadle Johnson, F. R. Heavey Pesek Sliepard Schlatter Dewev, G. Harding, H. J. P. Keane Gettys Hayseklen Corporals Daniel, C. D. Kuthgeb Sorlev .Meist ' er Cullen Wallington, M. G. -McCloud Dugan Harper, R. McConnell Selway Woltersdorf W. Privates t ' armouche Crandall, E. P. Reese, J. E. Bunnell Cerow D ' Espinosa Graffin Howard, E. B. McCorniick, R. Mehegan Neal Pliillips Smith, V. R. Timberman Trousdale Vincent Winter Ackerman Anding Arias Baker, R. A. Barkes Benz De la Rosa Elward Foster, A. P. Freidersdorf Howarth King, L. C. McHugh Massaro Matthews Miller, R. L. Miller, V. R. Penton Scott, E. L. G Smith. J. M. Sollenberger Weinug Wells, E. F. Anderson, J. H. Blasini Bowman Bracket Browne, R. A. Budd Bushnell Bvrom Cabell, C. P. Carne Daniels, H. M. De Gravelines Dunford Fisher, J. S. Geragbty Hankins Harvey Haynes Hierholzer Holconib, C. W. Hopkins Kclley, G. W. Liwski I.oVe, R. F. Matteson Miller, H. G. Xoble Parsons Pogue Powell Robertson Stark Stevenson Waggoner Waller ! Maj. Griswold, Tactical Officer ninety Company SOME days before the Allpowerful One began the creation of the Universe, He, as all creators must, made His " estimate of the situation. " He found that in certain materials tiie indestructible ether furnished a limited sup- ply ; among these were gold, precious stones, radium, and most important of all, (jualities of leadership and con- structive ability of mankind. To meet this latter shortage He decided to create a special model of man — the Runt — in whom He would vest these supreme human attributes. So it was that we came into existence and down thru the ages we have lost none of our God-given heritage. The two pre-eminent soldiers of all time — Caesar and Napoleon — would have been in " G " Co. had they been so for- tunate as to come to our Academy on Henry Hudson ' s Creek. Had we s) ,nce to catalogue the geniuses of literature, science, invention, industry, etc., who have been Runts we could till volumes. God ' s intention that the men with beaucoup beef .-iiid petit minds should be used by us of small stature and colossal minds as tools to further civilization has been carefully carried out. We of " G " Comj)any are the Runts of the Corps. We all feel honored when we are so called. For the benefit of those who dislike to delve into history ' s pages for argumentative illustrations we refer you to the U.S.C.C. The success of all our athletic teams dei)ends on the brain power of some few men. In practically every case these men are Runts. Tor three years " (j " Co. has been represented on every ' ■.■lrsity scjuad. . s before stated we are all Runts. Dr.iw your own conclusions! Of the i)resent I ' irst Class twelve of them started in " (i " Co. Only four of them remain. Why. ' ' The remainder are acting as Captains or Lieutenants for some of the I- ' lanker Companies. One of them is driving one of the Flanker Bat- talions. God decreed that leaderslii)) In- vested in His chosen few. Even the ])0W- erful T.D. has not been able to defy His wishes. But it nmst not be assumed that our abilities are confined to leadership. Col- lectively we have given good account of ourselves in the various activities. Our Intra-Mural teams have been hard fighters in all cases. In many sports we were hopelessly outclassed in weight. Never- theless, we have won the Corps champion- sliip in soccer and lacrosse and the Batt. championshi]) in football. In concluding this brief history of our company we are smitten with the realiza- tion that we have not done them justice. ninety-one I H Captain Gibson, E. S. Lieutenants Straub Kane, F. B. Wallace, J. H. 1st Sergeant Thomson, E. F. MaJ. T.nilbce, ractical Officer ninety-tiro Co. Supply Sgt. Lord Sergeants Milton Harden, G. Hallantyne Longwell Mvers, C. T. Crandall, M. B. Ridings Leone Buckley Corporals Ciimniings Boatner Ives Haile Itschner Satlier Haguse McCormick, O. Maliie t ' avenaugh Fiiriiholmen Reirnier Privates Beal Blair, R. E. Olmstead, G. H. Pughe Bates Breitung Bromley Dulaney Harris, D. Q. Heaney Hicks Lucas McGhee Mergens Russell, R. E. Sass Skinner, L. L. Stout, W. W. White, J. H. Adams, J. C. L. Allen, T. H. Berry, L. C. Finnegan Fish Hopewell Keeley, H. J. Kerna " n, P. IL Koszewski Lincoln McConisey Malier Marinelli Massey Masurek Moore, D. M. Moses Nelson, O. L. Reeves Reynolds, R. D. Rule Samouce A ' an Way Wood, W. R. Barnett Beatty Beliusek Bennett, J. H. Brown, T. J. Bruce Clark, R. T. Coursey Deuterniann Devereaux Fernald Garver Grayeb Hauck, G. K. Henn Hicks, J. F. Johnson, L. F. Lewis, A. T. I ong Lord, W. A. Miles Myers, C. M. Parker Pratt Purdue Quillenn Raney Senior Soule Stafford Strickland Treacy Tulley Van Alstine Wallace, A. R. ' I Company IN our humble opinion, being the flankers of the runts is just about the best position there is. Here we belong to that great and noble race of mankind called runts without having the disadvantage of being compelled to sit on a high chair in the mess hall. It may be true that " the bigger they are, the harder they fall, " but the smaller they are the harder the femmes fall for them. If I may coin a new word I might say that we are the nioraleicst cadets of the erstwhile Corps of Cadets. We have all the attributes of a cork: we cannot be sunk. Of course we do not want to give the impression that anyone ever had the nerve to try to scuttle the good ship " H " Co., but you know how it is. There is no use in trying to date this history before 1919. Naturally the company was good in those days of antiquity but it just couldn ' t have had the " savoir faire " that it has since acquired. Led by our King and assistant King we sailed through the year of 1920 with all colors flying. Sailed is the right word to use because if you could have been in the old 11th division one cold winter night you would have believed that Lusk Reservoir had been transferred to North Barracks. A few companies, whose names for charity ' s sake we will not mention, somehow thought that a Runt was unable to swim, for they swarmed over from their nursery with a lot of those nice red buckets, which we are told should be kept one on either side of the washstand. Also these buckets were filled and some of tlie rough kaj-dets forgot to change the water in the near buckets. Well, did tluy find our beloved company in bed? Well, I should smile, we were waiting for them armed to the teeth. That night our (ieorge proved himself to be an able sub-king, he being the originator of the brilliant idea to use hot water. We will not give the details of the battle here; suffice to say tliat the invaders were vanquished as Hop Dance and his crew will readily admit. Also the Post O.D. that night will guarantee that we were using real water. However, times have changed, the King has gone and we have a Prince in his place. Cons and tours have been as plentiful around " H " Co. this year as kaydets around the balcony ' of Cullum on a moonlight night. Every week-end finds us gazing longingly out of our windows at others P. S.ing their damsels. Of course we do not mind so much; but think how dis- appointed the femmes are ! Even our two Hop Managers, Ted and George, have fallen the victims of our Prying Prince. The members of the Staff have also had their week-ends occupied because of our tac ' s interest in them. ninety-three Captain Wilson, F. J. L ' leuienants Cook Miidgett Svihra 1st Sergeant Smith, P. M. Maj. Hobl)S, Tactical Officer ninety-four Co. Sitppl i Sgt. Stewart, C. W. Sergeants Roper Lueder Wliite, W. C. Post Allirecht Palmer, G. H. Binns Evans, J. A. C.rove Dunne. D. M. Corporals I ' asolli Duerr liinford Monnett Bidwell Darling Sexton l ' ' ,nt ' I ' rMileau KUinfier, D. J. Oiitcalt Burrill Privates Ficklen Meyer, H. A. Thorpe Donthit Edwards, S. Krueger Larr Machle Nist Schaffer, W. H. Stewart, G. C. Sullivan, B. H. Thomas, AV. A. D. Thompson, S. L. Towle Tredennick Bender Bingham Clearv, W. J. Collet Coombs Davis, J. W. Everlv Gibson, R. AV. Harrison, E. H. Herbine Hutchinson, C. B. King, H. C. Kreidel I uebl)erman McLamb Mitchell, R. T. Moore, ,1. G. O ' Connor Pliasey Ramsey, J. AV. I R oyce ShunU Stadler Stevens, F. R. Summerall Black, C. A. Bolduc Bowers Brigford Burback Burbank Cagnina Canham Chamberlain, J. I , Clav Cook, R. B. DeArmond Gaddis .Johnson, AV. G. Lamey Lynch, G. P. McManus Mason Mooney Neprud Nerrie Nicholas Oxrieder Plaister Power Riggins. I,. Ruppert Simons Smith, T. E. Stanger Summerlin A ' oelkel AVadlev AVebb, J. C. A. Company THK gent-ral rearrangcincnt of companies — for that, you imist cast your mind back to those sonmolent days of sunijiier camp — wrought a more or less permanent division of the corps into tliree battalions of three companies each. (Xo, tliis is not militarj- history!) And out of the chaotic reformation sprang what we at least consider, the most vital unit for the perpetuation and preservation of tiie corps, namely, " Eye Co. " From that day to this, with the excejjtion of tiie incoming Plelics and minor transfers from other comi)anics, the organization of this company remains unchanged. We boast of one or two ap])areiit flankers and a few unquestion- able runts. How they managed to slip in. whether by compression or elongation, it is almost impossible to explain, but the fact remains that through the bonds of human intimacy and assiK ' iation. this complexity of individuals has been moulded into one coherent, proud, spirited whole. And it is easy to show how this spirit, combined with a supremacy of body and- min l, has con iuered over our neighbors, " the Ciiants and I ' ygmies. " Athletics, combination of the trio, discloses tlie fact that the men of medium stature are superior to al l others. Xo sooner had the intr.a-nnirals been started, when we were off in a cloud of tlie pro- verbial disintegrated silica. Two cups, one in golf and one in basketb.all. were the result of our first venture in these games. In two other sports we were the runners up. When our golf champ left us the next year we proceeded to raise another dangerous contender, who eventually carried off the honors, as was duly exj ected of him. Academically, wc have had a fair proportion of engineers, and a superfluity of " goats. " In one time we claimed tlie distinction of having tlie .absolute goat of each class in our com|iany ! Hut tliis only strengtliened the bond; it created a finer spirit of co-o|)eration and wliere the " goats " have been deficient in gray matter they have inv.iriably come through in some form of athletics or other corjis activity. The spirit has undoubtedly been tlie result of a well-managed comi)any. A few words will suflice. A ' here the cadet officers and non-commissioned officers of a com- pany work toward a common corps inter- est, with a view of upholding Corps honor and Corps traditions, there and there only will comjiany s]iirit fit harmoniously into the spirit of the whole. ninety-five K Captain Scliuyler Lieutenants Terry McClure, M. Stout, H. H. 1st Sergeant Wilhide Co. Supply Sgt. Weber, W. H. P. Sergeants Conner Kehm Griffiss Michelet Goddard Mclnernv Campbeli, H. R. Horton, J. B. Kleinnian Corporals Roberts, T. D. Schenck Roberts. H. B. Tbompson, F. S. Jones Lazarus Moore, J. E. Vogel Wallace, E. C. Caywood Skinner, L. A. Kessinger Privates Murphy, R. V. Price, A. L. Smith, C. R. Adkins Carnes Carter, J. C. Christie Davidson, H. Evans, R. B. Farrow Gilniartin Hennessey Kerr, W. L. MLHcDonald, R. G. Reid, A. D. Smith, G. S. Winslow, W. R. Ballev, K. R. Richer Day Evans, V. Freierson Griffith Griswold Keiler, R. D. Kirkendall Leonard, G. B. Linn Loome McConahay McNary Prather Procter PiirccU Pvne Robins, E. A. Rogers R owe Stika Thomas, R. G. Trew Vauglm Armstrong Boll Brabson Bradford Brauer Brvan, J. W. Burns, R. E. Cavenaugh, A. A. Cleaves Conder Coulter Croswell Deery Dunn, F. E. Ford Giddens Gill Glover Greensweight Grubbs Harper, H. J. Hughes, H. R. Lamb Lawrence, A. F. Ledgerwood Luckey Marge son Palmer, J. C. Peck Peterson, A. S. Rayner Willems Willis, K. D. Withers Woods. W. B. Wright Maj. McDonald, Trirtiail Officer 7iinetij-six 1 Company A COMPLETE history of tliis well-known aggregation would be a highly colored and diversified account. It would lead the reader into tales of conspiracy, intrigue and (]uasi-bolshevism. An exposure of its inner workings would command the administration and some of all to whom disclosed. " K " Co. has never been without a representation. Even in the days in which this end of the corps was first organized, it has pushed itself with the recognition of all concerned. Its pursual has been a varied one. There has alwav-s been present in old " K " Co. that spirit of " do or die. " and not a little atmosphere of independence, casually known for want of a better description as Bolshevism. Its reputation along this line seems for some good reason to have been established from the very beginning of things, and because such is life, it has more or less retained it. It has changed hands many times, but thanks to fate it has never lost it.s individuality, and has resisted all attempts that have been made to change it. The |)rize for long residence must be given to " Abie " Price, the original IJolshevist. Abie has done not a little in his own little way, and has been an ever-present help in maintaining that old spirit of the red flag. The above is more or less superficial and intended for goo l realized consumption only. " K " Co. in reality stands for a willingness and purpose that is intended to bring a condition tliat should be. It is not dilatory in its habits, but is spooned up for Saturdaj- insi)cction every d;iy of the week. Its rooms are the pride of the company and of the T.l). It believes in itself and wagers on confidence. Its s|)()rting blood is the reddest and a Navy game bet has found " K " Co. hovering around the top with its sh.are of long green. " K " Co. ' s jxrsonnel ranks from Cortland Van Rensaleer, the engineer, down to " Abie " Price, the goat, which offers a wider range of ac. ' idemie ability. " K " Co. in its jiast four years of ex- istence has furnished its share of athletic material. From the first class alone " K " Co. has been represented on varsity stpiads in football, hockey, boxing, track, tennis, baseb.all and golf. We . ' ire proud of old " K " Co. and justly so, we believe. It ' s a great aggre- gation and our experiences in its s] here will remain lona; with us. ninety-seven I L Captain Burns. W. A. Lieutenants Whetton Crawford, D. J. MoUoy 1st Sergeant Lee, F. S. Maj. Hodges, Tactical Officer Co. Snpplif Sf t. Fowler. D. M. Serc eants Kiiifr, ,T. C. Biddle Maddocks, T. H. Wilder Wolf Warren. J. W. Hallock Silverthorne Minty Gjelsteen Castner Corporals Clark, F. J. Hincke Storek, D. G. Tacv Stefhens, R. W. Kirkpatrick, F. S. Kidwell French Biinprhman Millener Page Watson, J. A. Siiiitliers driniin ■I ' lioMipson, J. S. Havniond, C. S. Privates Hass, H. H. O ' Flaherty Adams, E. F. Barley Cochrane Enslow Hartnell Higgins Holweger McEldowney Mahoney Newman, O. P. Raymond, P. H. Short Stodter Stone. D. F. Britton Brookings Chang Chazal Cleary, M. H. Ellsworth Gilford Graves, R. D. Hewins Hill, J. G. Holmes King, C. J. Kirkpatrick, L. S. Lamberton I andon Mitchell, F. A. Moon Moores, Z. W. Perkins Stewart, J. A. Strother Babcock, C. S. Barbour Barth Bird Caldwell Champlain Clera Davis, J. W. Dulligan Fite Eraser Fuqua Gallowav, G. E. Gilbreath Gillmore, W. N. Gould Holland, J. F. E. Hoobing Kost McComas McGrath, W. G. McLaren McLaughlin. W. F. Myers, C. D. Nicholson Ordway Renfro Roberts, L. A. Sears, R. R. Sisemore Sloane Smith, V. G. Strange Woodworth, J. H. ninety-eight Company JfT WAS in the sunny month of June, 1919. that a decree of our luloved Coinniandant created three new com- I panics, to be added to the Corps. Little did the ordinary layman rc.ilizc the import of his act. Few it was who gave this noble deed even the iiroverbial passing thought. But lo — now who does not remember that day. ' Who amongst vou can honestly. — in the bottom of his heart— disclaim the proud knowledge of creation? For now, the Devil ' s own has come, seen, and conquered. It had no traditions of the days of Grant, Sherman, and Lee on which to base its power. As the poor striving country lad in the large city (in the words of Alger) " L " Co. was forced to work and win. Our first task lav in breaking the herds of Ham and Eggers shifted over to our street for military training. Now we find them actually comi etent in the School of the buck and otherwise O.K. Why, with an inspection of the beaming outfit we can " scarcely tell who ' s a former Ham and F ' .gger, so well has been our teaching. . fter the Yearling hike the " area was at once congregated with the kind of birds the Com. likes. Nothing daunted or stopped the " L " Co. battlers .md glass throwers. Slugs were numerous and chevrons at a premium. Winter passed as all winters do, with lots of snow% ice and deadbeats in the Hospital. Spring found us — that is a great number, and after Summer furlough we settled down again. With it all we were building,— looking into for- tune ' s glass for the future. We did not overlook activities. " L " Co. men took prominent parts in every quarter. They were the headliners. And so we may lightly pass through another year, and still another. We are here to stay; our reputation is es- tablished without reproach. We have long since won our battle for domination in the Third Bat., while, whenever an " L " Co. man speaks, the Corps takes notice of his talent and sound principles. Look through this little book. — look on any page, you will see why — in fact, pick at random. Do you not see the indomitable " L " Co. expression on many of their faces? Verily I say unto you, without " L " Co. the Cor])s would lack the go get em spirit that wins. Here is it found in true, unadulterated form and from here has it spread to the rest. And how? Never has the sun set upon a Corps activity that we do not find an " L " Co. warrior in there, fighting for the Corps first, last and alwavs. ■ ninety-iiiiw : Ji Maj. Greene, Tactical Officer M Captain Carpenter, G. R. Lieutenants Tyler Chidlaw Johnson, R. W. 1st Sergeant Mathewson Co. Supplfi Sgt. Enrierton Sergeants Whitson Dodd Keyes Cowles Wittkop Scutt, W. L. Harrold Rowland Stern Beasley, N. P. Corporals Bugher Maglin Dabezies Henrv Smitli, L. S. KrautlioflF Merkle Colenian Stiibl)lebine Hart. C. E. Stokes Hragan Hvnearson Privates Greening McClenaghan Austin, J. A. Cavender Fitzmaurice Grombach Holland Johnson, W. G. Lowe Osborne Salsman Sweany Tormey Waldo White, H. V. Woodruff, C. E. Bailev, D. J. Baillie, G. F. Barton, O. M. Booth, E. F. Grufjgemeier Buck Burger Claybrook Eareckson Elliot Erskine Forbes Ford Griffin Howell, J. F. Hundley Ingalls Jennings Kraft McBride, R. J. Xelson, P. B. Reading Reid, G. J. Riepe Salmon Sites Stebbins Stowell Waters Cannon Chism Crumley Darsie Daugherty Dorst Emerson Fishback Fitts Gardner Herte Kuhre Lance McBride, W. C. McConathy McCormick, J. H. Martin, E. G. Meyer, C. W. Monroe Newman, A. S. Nye Pheris Rice Sewall Smith, C. H. Smith, J. G. Stephens, P. Van Brunt ■an Pel Wilev Wilson, E. H. B. one hundred I ]1 Company THE history of this illustrious company dates from our Yi-arling Camp. In the good old days, the days of the nine-company Corps our little band was commanded by no less than that famous scion of the battlefield, Von Hindenbcrg Duffner, himself, a direct descendant of I van the Terrible. Under his stern tutelage our Plebeian days were spent, and if we remember correctly (and we do remember correctly) there was no joy in the spending thereof. Smallabackreah ! was the secret password which gained us admission to every upper classman ' s room in the company and few were the minutes of peace we had with H;innib.ii. commanding the " bat. " Soon, altliougli none too soon, were our I ' lebe days over and we journeyed across the plains to our Yearling Camp. There our soirees were lessened, our loves revived, and our anatomies once more began to assume those graceful curves which nature intended. However, we found that while we had attained our physical freedom our souls were still under the baneful influence of the aforementioned Duflner, and as a result, while the rest of the troops were going to band concerts, P.S ' ing and the like, we were attending " extra instruction " in guard duty. At the end of our Yearling Cam)) we found our ways divided. The nine-company formation gave way to the twelve. " I " Co. became a band of semi-runts .md we tr.msferred our names, presence and dignity to the newly formed " M " Co. The lesser lights .-iniong us, n.amely .Molloy, Whetton and Burns, being small in stature, went out into tlie cold grey beyond, and founded another colony known })opularly as the " M " Co. Annex — officially as " I. " Co. After recovering from the sorrow of parting we came back to barracks to finish the remainder of an uneventful ye;ir. In .June, lOSO, we said good-bye to our dear friends, the First Class, and jiroceeded upon our respective Furlo ways. Furlo over, we returned to find tliat Jimmy Pierce had migrated from the east end of the Corps to tiie west and bringing along his cosmetics, boodle, medicine and wife. The latter, namely Carpenter, was destined to lead us during the remainder of our stay in the Academy, wliile two of us in tile interim had joined the Great General Staff. McClcnagan meanwhile grasping the o))i)ortunity also decided to join our ranks and was received with open arms. The ensuing years, tho. have further dejileted our ranks; two of the " faitliful " becoming cajjtains and leaving us for other worlds to conquer, but M.itty, saying " There is no love like my first love, " has returned to us and donned the chevrons of a " Top. " one hinidred one one hundred two » I )t Clasisiesi 0 April ' 20, 1917, the Class of 1917 was graduated. This was the first of many early graduations from the Academy caused b_v the recent war. Shortly after, on August 30, the Class of 1918 was graduated, again leaving the Academy without a First Class. From this time until July 1, 1921. when the present Fourth Class entered, the graduation of classes followed so quickly that at no time were there more than three classes at West Point. To relate in detail the irregular graduations would be confusing. Let it suffice to say that between August 20, 1917, and July 1, 1921, no class was graduated at its proper time. This state of affairs was very unsatisfactory for preserving the spirit and traditions of the Corps. And it was impossible to keep the activities of the Corps up to what they h;id been. It brought about great changes in the old order, many of which are still in force. It was with great satisfaction that both the graduates and the undergraduates of the Military Academy saw a First Class in the Corps again. It marked the rebirth of the Academy after almost four years of havoc wrought by the war. The customs of the Corps change from period to period and the last four years have seen more changes than usual. However much the customs may change, the spirit and traditions of old West Point remain the same. Without the spirit the men of the Corps would no longer be " West Pointers. " In the last four years the changing customs have given the appearance of a changing Corps, but this is not true. The spirit of old West Point still remains, and as long as the spirit remains the Corps is ever the same. The course at West Point was reduced from four to three years in 1919. The Military Appropriation Act of 1920 contained a provision giving the cadets then at the Academy the privilege of remaining an additional year. At the same time the course was changed back to four years. All but seventeen members of the Class of 1921 elected to remain the additional year and becaine the Class of 1922. All but twenty-six members of the Class of 1922 decided to stay and become the Class of 1923. It is because these two classes elected to remain here for four years that the old course was brought back last year. Had they graduated in three years there would not have been a First Class in the Corps until 1923. It is therefore with a certain amount of pride that we mav say that this is the first Howitzer representing First Classmen, Second Classmen, Yearlings and Plebes published in six years. At West Point the class is the social unit. Classmates enter the Academy together, live together for four years, and those who do not fall by the wayside graduate together. Every class has its own experiences and it is fitting that each class should be taken up separately and its history and activities given. This we have essayed to do in the pages that follow. It has been our aim to avoid a mere recital of facts and to make it as interesting as possible. If, however, you find them dry and uninteresting in parts, remember that these pages contain facts and not fiction. one hundred thret ®I|F (!lla00rB (llijE dasfsipB tor! iJc ' er tnaS ttere forgrb a tie QTtat tloscr bounli ti)c I carta of men QTbanllic tuarm grip of clagfimatrsf; it is! tfjpn Sfjat tf)c toljite flame of sferbice, burning tjigl), jFcb tuitfj a gteel-clab toill tJjat cannot hie, ?Eaielbs toitf) farigftt fteat into one glotoing mags, ®J)E tearts anb minbs tfjat constitute ttje class, Efje classes toe! anb toitlj tlje class toe stanb, 3ts battlrs anb its bictories our oton, 3ts labors anb its trabails proublp borne, Wie gibe tobate ' er it asks, tbe l)igb bemanb (Bi beatblrss lopaltp totoarbs tbe clan, anb binb ourselbes, tol ate ' er map come to pass, Co beep alibe tfje spirit of tbe class. €be classes toe! Classes tbat come anb go QTo toeabe upon tbe loom of passing baps, Wlitl tbreabs tbat toinb tbrougb butp s farflung toaps, E ' be fabric of tbe grratness of tbe Corps, QTotoarbS tobirb toe plebge of Self tbe fullest Store, QTbat in tbe Corps, as in a perfect glass ?!iaie finb porlrapeb tbe ibeal of tbe claaS. one hundred four ?==g 2 . ' P a l ! THE FIR5T C LA55 19 2 2 on? hundred five HARRY ALBERT " Buffalo Bill " 10th District, New York Brooklyn, New York Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Assistant Manager Boxing Team (2), Indoor Meet (4), Class Chapel Window Conamittee, Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Sharpshooter. HARRY ' S theory that the impossible can at least be tried usualh ' results in the " im- possible " Icing ciianged to possible. He puts his best into every task that comes his way. Tliis is well exemplified by the fact that he has always gamboled around on the fair fields at the to)) of his diss. Harry is ready at any time to lay down his work to help an " Immortal, " not only in his own class, but from Plebes on up. ' hen Fomidation rolls around you mav rest assured that he has saved a few of the Loval Order of Goats from that fatal " li.st. " Albert ne er applies hin;self with the idea of acquiring tenths or rank. It might be well said that he has a thirst for knowledge of things, both theoretical and practical. He strives to get the lesson o ' lt of evervtliinij and saves it for a rainy day. The old time-worn expres- sion, " What ' s worth doing is worth doing well. " needs no alteration to fit his manner of ob- taining results. As to the eternal feminine In- is most skeptical, but you never can tell. He has fre- quented Cullum a little too often this year I What young officer in the " Field " could safely exist alone arid sill n-tiin so ■ii abilitv as an orator, and excellence in the art of " the light fantastic. " one hundred six I GRANGER ANDERSON " Andy " 8th District, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Hockey (3, 2, 1), Indoor Meet (2, 1)! Track (2, 1), Football (3, 2), Rifle Sliarpshooter. HE is Musical. In fact he is quietly effitient with the faint suggestion of the purring of well-oiled machinery. Graceful — Bull Montana at Salome. Religious — Billy Sunday at a studio party. .Shy--W. J. Bryan at t ' hatauqua. He possesses but a single face which some will admit is a virtue not to be sneezed at. He is as genuine as a six months slug. In sliort. even the most biased will be forced to rid themselves of the opinion that our Granger is a pretty fair sort of misdemeanor. He has always managed to keep about twenty of the troops worried as to when lie was going to go by them on the way up, and as a result of this climbing he intends to slide down hill along aliout .lune. In other words he is going to " Coast. " (Pardon. Gentlemen.) Whether it is with or without is a matter of conjecture, but we venture to ()))inc that before many years he will wish he had chosen the Field, where all he would have to push around is a caisson. Undeniably solitude has its advantages, but if we were ever stuck on a post a few light years away from the nearest stage line and " Andy " showed up on the horizon we would be tempted to pin a sprig of mistletoe o er t1ie deorway. declare it Christmas and await his coming. one hundred seven GORDON SHERMAN ARMES 4th District, Kentucky Louisville, Ky. Sergeant (2). HE liails from old Kentucky, and in his rarer moments of natural eloquence he sweeps you away with a desire to see some really fast horses travel at an ever-accelerated pace over an original blue grass track. Gordon has never shouted for the spotlight to play on his square jaw and polished forehead. He prefers the quiet conversation and contemplation which are incidental to the smoking of a good pipe For his nonchalance as a Plebe the noble Fourth Class " A " exacted much s veat and need- less toil on M ' ednesday and Saturday afternoons. Among the wearers of the white gloves few had more familiar faces than this staunch Kentuckian. who would usually bestow a sly wink upon you when the (). G. was not looking — as well as when he was. As for " dragging, " " P.S.ing, " and otherwise adorning the stately pillars of CuUum Hall, the silent soldier ' s logic is epitomized by Kipling when he says: " A woman is only a woman, But a good cigar is a smoke. " According to the stars in the prophetic heavens Armes is destined to go from West Point to the Army, then to the chemical laboratory and thence to a professor ' s chair. All that needs be said is that each otfiec in turn will be ablv and well filled. Cblie •Iniv iBlisthi Wflifli, ' siiiinj I CW! fe Cross Cbl ' ' ' Pjis nut ili Inuiilr,.,! liijht AMONG the many previous conditions of servitude boasted of by members of the Class ol ' ' 2 ' 2, that of a motoreyelc courier o cr tlie muddy roads of France can be claimed by Cliarlie alone. Altho the scenery aroutid ' erdun was, no doubt, very interesting, Charlie in his eager desire for knowledge decided to come to West Point. Arriving almost a month later than the rest of the class, he lost no time in establisliini; himself firmly in the first section. He has the distinction of being the only man in tiie class who has worn stars for three vears. As a plebc he was well known to the upper classmen as " the man who never tied it up. " In his three years as an upper classman he has been equally infallible. For a year and a iialf he held the lofty position of the second ranking make in the class and when the first ranking make fell from favor in the eyes of the Tactical Department he became First Captain. Charlie works off his surjilus energy by running and has been a member of the Track and the Cross Country squads for the past two years. If. i)erchance, he misses his daily run lu- makes the regimental staff feel old and decrepit by sprinting to supper. Charlie is always light-hearted, and one always finds him tripping along with the air that Pippa must have had when she sang " God ' s in His heaven — All ' s right with the world. " CHARLES JOSEPH BARRETT " (7(0 7 ie " U. S. Army Newark, N. J. Corporal (3), Captain (2, 1), Cullum Hall Football Squad (3), Track Squad (2, 1), Cross Coun- try Squad (1), Class Historian (3, 2), Board of Governors (1), Beast Detail (3). Star (4., 3, ' 2 Expert RiHeman. one hmiilreil nine OSCAR LOUIS BEAL " Bub " 11th District, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Corporal (3), Color Sergeant (2), Soccer, Monogram (2. 1), B.A., A.B. ST. LOL ' LS is a city of many products, but not least among these is our " Biih. " He came to us in that fateful November and started in with the rest to exercise his neck and chin in Beast Barracks. He was classified as a runt and assigned to " F " Co., but it soon appeared that the jxjssibility of his growing had not been considered. The climate seemed to agree with Oscar, for he soon outgrew the company lie was keeping. He was transferred to H Company, but here his advance ended, it being held that " once a runt alwavs a runt. " The T. D. has never had much bootlick with Oscar. He was color sergeant during his second class year, and acting supply sergeant at Di.x, but at tlie end of the summer he took his place in the millionaires. Altliough he has all the requisites of a lady-killer, the truth is that Oscar has been just a bit indifferent to it all, and Culluni seems to attract him less and less as the days pass. He will be most remembered by his performances on the Soccer field. He filled his position as cajitain of the team very creditably, and his good playing turned the tide in many a game. Cheerful and blue by turns, indifTerent to honors, fate and the T. D. alike, yet always faith- ful to his friends and ready to do what lie can to " carry on. " Oscar holds a place of his own in the meiDor ' .111(1 aftVcticm df tin- class. bet Ps. bi Ust ktintii, »ertlid ' ■ " fyear one hundred ten i ROBERT EARLE BLAIR " Monk " 4th District, Arkansas Van Buren, Arkansas ((1% ONK " is from Arkansas and proud of it. We are glad that someone is proud of the I ' I " slow train " statr. To liavt- left such a state and to ha e come to West Point must have agreed witli him, for he has gained in knowledge and weight. To be truthful, he has gained mostly in weight. Robert Earle is cheery and good naturcd at all times. He loves to pull grinds which are sometimes hard to understand. Socially, Blair is not exactly a lion. The wiles of the movies have more attraction for him than the hop. Although he is not a Methodist, he doesn ' t believe In hops, having dragged blind once. Riding is not his hobby. He has hated it since he was a Yearling, but we can ' t blame him. He has frequently aided the instructor in riding — demonstrating the quickest dismount. Lastly we must discuss Blair as a student. He isn ' t exactly a goat nor quite an engineer but in the rabble between. His love for fiction sometimes conquers his desire for knowledge, but nevertheless he stands well in the class. He became distinguished as a linguist during his Year- ling year by introducing the word monkey into French. He insisted on reporting his section to the French instructor by saying " II ne monkey personne. " We are told tliis is some deviation from actual French. one hundred eleven HARRY EVANS BODINE " Bess " Honor School Philadelphia, Pa. Corporal (3), Captain (2, 1) Lacrosse, Monogram (2. 1), Class Treasurer (1), Cross Country (1), Polo (1). HOW did he get his nick-name? Well, that is a question. Some say it is because of his beautiful olive complexion and those dark, snappy eyes. However, it is the writer ' s ])rivate oiiinion that some one squinted at a letter he had written to a fair West Virginian femme and was shocked to see what a " B S ' ie " (say it fast) line he had. Along this same idea, the following episode of those first Yearling hops is recorded. Blind drag (making conversation) — " Do you know how to drive a car? " " E " Co. ' s pride — " Yes, but I ' ve never tried to steer a boat around before. " As ca]jtain of Prince Charlie ' s outfit he has demonstrated how really diplomatic he has become since the days of the above incident. What first-class buck could help from spooning up for inspection after reading Bessie ' s Bulletin Board hints to the effect that tarnished brasses, dusty mirrors and dusty F. D. hats are all one-way passes to the Com. ' s Travel Tour? Bessie got in the habit of being a high ranking mate and a hivy student in tin school before he came here, and that habit has stayed with him through four years at Hell-on-the-Hudson. This is the reason that he will have a brilliant future, even though it is in the Cavalry. He is the kind of a man that we all picture the ideal West Point Cadet to be, and we who claim his friendshi]) have something to be proud of. rih it called 1 Irian ct oilist litllost Ht llavb, one hundred twelve RAYMOND BALLIET BOSSERMAN 7th District, Virginia Harrisonburg, Virginia Corporal (3), First Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Baseball. Numerals (-1, 3), Polo, Monogram (-2, 1). Band (2, 1), Rifle Sharp- shooter. IT is quite impossible to have spent four j-ears at West Point with " Boss " without sensing the aura of genial friendliness wiiich is ever present about him. We have continually imposed " soirees " upon liim; yes, we liave violated all rules of fair play among classmates and have .isked him to drag blind for us, but, as yet, tiie elastic limit of his patience has never been reached. It is in the riding iiall tiiat Raymond is at his best, ' hile tlie rest of us were still cling- ing desperately to e.intie and i)()niniel when tlie gait exceeded a walk " Bos " was already being called upon to lead the column and to demonstrate iiow it sliould be done in the best of eques- trian circles. After a Horse Show " Bos ' is reported to have sustained the important elements of his taps — reveille uniform with the azure ribbons he has won. Natur.dly, when polo re- .•il)l)eared among tlie sports of the Academy " Bos " might be discovered concealed beneath one of those pith helmets flitting about the riding hall on Sundaj ' mornings. He has risen steadily among the " makes " from Corporal to First Sergeant and Lieutenant. !May he rise above Ills Lieutenant ' s liars in the service as promptly as he exchanged his Corporal ciievrons for loftier dignities in the Corps. one hundred thirteen i CHARLES NEWSON BRANHAM " Charlie " 4tii District. Ixuiaxa Sergeant (2), First Sergeant (1). Lieutenant (1), Rifle Sharp- shooter. Pistol Sliar))shooter. CHARLIE liails from llie land of " nioonli rlit on the Wabash. " It is evident that the great middle west holds many cliarms for him beeause he has never yet rtturned from leave but that he has been a trifle late. Not that we wish to eonvey the impression that Charlie is anything but the quintessence of punetiliousness (to quote the Com). On the contrary, he is never happj ' unless he is fully garbed at first call for any formation, which fact makes it rather incon- venient for those who have to hold his overcoat or wrap his sash. Branham ' s career during the last four years has been uncommonly serene and placid. He is one of those lucky individuals who naturally size each problem as it comes along and work it out in the easiest manner possible. Wherefore it is eminently fltting that when he moved to B Co. he should live with a man whom the crack of doom will hardly rouse. Charlie remained first ranking top sergeant just long enough to purchase tlie necessary chevrons from the Cadet Store when he was policed up a file to lowest ranking Lieutenant, which office he holds with dignity and ability. ff siiBil X. iltllOll OB tie, D, iitolt ' kisper . ]] ' Wt.1 one hundred fourteen WILLIAM AUGUSTINE BURNS, JR. " JVoolie " 1st District, New York Rockville Center, New York Corporal (3 " ), Captain (2, 1), Cullum Hall, Numerals (3, 2), Basketball (3. 2). Baseball, Mono- gram (3. 2, 1). Choir (1, 3, 2), Sunday School Teacher (I), Rifle Sharpshooter. ■Sit ' linr ' l HOT dog! Cold coffee! Warm tea! These are his most cherished expressions, and lest they seem too childish, let us state that he has a few grown-up characteristics, not the least of which is his voice; being loud beyond all reason — as a plebe even — his claim to fame was the fact that he and Gignillat called tlie Bat. to attention in the mess hall. His proud family still dwells on the fact that he was tiie prize pupil at Rockville Center High (by cracky) and Bill hasn ' t lost so many tenths liere eitlier. Naturally a lover of the national game, Bill has made the squad for the past two years, and although McGraw hasn ' t made a bid for him yet, he covers more ground and makes more noise on tlie coaching line than any three others, and wiien called upon to play gives his best. During study hours he may be often seen gazing off into space. At such times lie is think- ing of the latest one w ho, in his own phraseology, " is simply crazy over me, " for let it be softly whispered. Bill has an innocent expression and a line that could tie a ferry-boat. All in all, our prophecy of the future foretells a bright career for him in the service or else- where, and having thus far never succeeded in failing, he will never fail to succeed. one hundred fifteen GEORGE HAROLD CARMOUCHE " Petvee " 3rd District, Loi ' isiaxa ;i|)t)l(()iiville. Louisiana C()r])oral (, ' !). St-rgeant (-J) Wnstliii ' j;, Monogram {i. 1), In- door Mett. Numerals (3, 2, 1) Cliamplonslii]) M ' restling 11 " ) lbs. RiH.- Marksman, Pistol Marks THRUOL ' T our Plebe year we heard verj ' little from this quiet and unobtrusive little Soutlicrntr. But some two weeks before recognition some Argus-eyed " Gray Plebe " dis- covered that George had done a very remarkable thing. He had gone through his whole Plebe year and li.id not walked a guard tour. From that day he has always been consj)ieu )iis. I ' or three years he has held down the featherweight wrestling title with signal honors. From his quiet, reserved demeanor one would never suspect him capable of the great exertions he ))uts forth on the mat, but just ask any of liis many intercollegiate victims for reference. Many of us h.i c wondered at tieorge ' s apparently facile conquest of the feminine heart. But he who wonders hasn ' t considered properly. Of French ancestry, reared in the chivalrous atmosijhere of the old South, he radiates an atmosphere of gentility. In contrast to the feigned sophistication of the time, such a nature is bound to be compelling. And so it is that Cieorge has mad his way easily and without apparent effort. We have read much of the chivalry of the Southern gentleman ; we liave sometimes won- dered if some of it wasn ' t a myth. So we are jjroud to ha e had tlie ])ri ilege of knowing you. (tcorgi ' . a trill ' Southern gentleman. line hundred sixteen GILES RICHARD CARPENTER " Giles " •iNv District, Idaho Emmett, Idaho Cori)oral (3). Captain (2, 1), Football, Moiiofjraiii (3. 2, 1), In- door Meet (2), Swimming; Squad, Monojjram (2), Clioii- (t). Ex- pert Rifleman, JUST twenty-three years ago Giles Richard Carpenter entered this vale of tears. That from his birth he was a " howling " success is evidenced by tlie fact tliat his fond parents contem- ))lated for him the career of either an opera singer or a train desi)atcher. Nineteen years later Giles came to West Point, where, owing to iiis elongated anatomy, he was jjlaced in " A " Co, Even as a ))lebe he was picked for a winner and ranked high; he emerged from oblivion well uj) among the yearling corps. During the remaining two years of his sentence lie has been coxswain of " M " Co, His husky frame and terrifying countenance have been permanent fixtures on the football squad for three years, where he battered the varsity line in all .scrimmages. Now having viewed Carpenter, the Cadet, let us catch a glimpse of Carpenter himself. Being of the wholesome backwoods type, he professes a great aversion to the tawdry glare of the Cireat White Way of the East, but prefers rather the vast open spaces of the Golden West, Popping corks, soulful glances, jazz, etc, have no charms for him. But Giles, beware! Whether you gain your ciiosen Engineers or have to content yourself with the Field, there are always women who, being descendants of Eve, will surely ensnare you sooner or later. However, wherever you go, we know you ' ll succeed, so here ' s to you — and success. one hundred seventeen liEX.IAMIX WILEY CHIDLAW " Bennii " 2x1) DisTiiicT, Ohio Clev.s. Ohio Corporal (.S), Sergeant (2) Lieutenant (1), Indoor Meet (3 2, 1). Class Numerals. Grind Edi- tor, Furlough Book. Grind Editor 1921 Howitzer. Ring Comiiiittee Rifle SIi.ir))sho()ter. FIFTEEN thousand nine liundred and seventy-two days until !Mr. Chidlaw retires, sir. No wonder a twitter passes around the table, for on that far-off day Bennie closes his hypothet- ically meteoric career as an officer. Like all of us he went on a furlough, and like most of us, left his heart behind; but the strange part of it all is that his heart stayed and two or three pink ones still arrive each week. No wonder lie is alwavs playful and ready to console anyone. Benny has an ideal temperament for army life. Level-headed, phlegmatic and more or less indifferent, he has never been overly popular with the " Gods of Olympus " until this year, when they tacked three stripes on each shoulder. True, he was a yearling corp., and a second-class sergeant, but these were merely incidental and not to be taken seriously. As a friend and classmate, his equals are few and his superiors none, and the reason for this is principally his quiet but persistent humorous turn of mind. This characteristic has given him his jilace as grind editor for practically every publication since he has been in the Corps and a re|)utation, not as a wag, as might be expected, but as a humorist of the first order. And so long as there ' s fun to be had, he ' s with you to the end, and when there ' s work to be done he ' s working just as hard as he played. Tkeni] TleFi .yci Inliji .y ' ti Ion 1.1 ilistt , one hundred eiyhleen EDWIN NORMAN CLARK " Eddie " ■1th District, Iowa Mason City. Iowa Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Captain (1), Football " A " (3, 2, 1), Track (2, 1), Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1), Outdoor Meet (3, 2, 1), Polo (3, 2, 1). Chairman Ban- quet Committee (3, 2, 1), Hun- dredth Night (2), Expert Rifle- man. Pistol Expert. B.A., A.B. The niglit with loud applauses rang. The Frolic (iirls sent back the clang. And Clark, with look unmoved, bestowed A purse well filled with pieces broad. Indignant smiled our Eddie proud. And threw tlie gold among the crowd. Who now witii anxious wonder scan. And sharjier glance, our hero man; Till whispers rose among the throng, Tiint heart so free and hand so strong, Must to the Army blood belong. The old men marked and shook the head. To see his Iiair so widely spread. And winked aside, and told each son Of feats he had in football done. Ere Eddie of the stalwart hand Had journeyed from his native land. The women praised Iiis stately form. Tho ' worn by many a midnight storm ; The youth with awe and wonder saw His strength surpassing nature ' s law. Thus judged, as is their wont, the crowd. Till murmurs rose to clamors loud. But not a glance from that proud ring. Of girls who crown our Eddie king I While Eddie, dreaming dreams of fame, Relates how he has played the game. one hundred nineteen ORVAL RAY COOK " Cookie " 18th District, Illinois Rockville, Indi.uia C ' oriJoral (3). Lieutenant (2, I). Football (3), Fencing (3, 2), Ring Committee, Board of Gov- ernors (1), Manager Fcncin (2). Choir (4, 3, 2. I). Band (2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol SJiarpshooter. THIS man ' s ability as a worker has brought him strikingly to our eye, the First Class Club today being perliaps the outstanding example. Tiie reorganization of the Board of Gover- nors landed Cook on tile committee and the transformation of the Club to the present attractive and homelike place is due to his efforts. Though not opposed to indoor sports, he seldom is seen at Cullum, j)referring to sjjcnd his free evenings with liis j)ipe and one of his hobbies, such as fiction or Kelly ])0ol, or some elec- trical contrivance, in which he dabbles gingerly but expertly; and the queer sjiarks and net- works of wires that ;irc wont to confront the innocent visitors of a Saturdav eve would probablv fool P. Wirt himself. Academically, he is a climber, and e;ieli succeeding year has found him nearer the to) — but due perh;i))s to the de))th from which he was forced to start, he is still some distance from the coveted " Castles. " Serious-minded, i)ainstaking and exacting to the most minute details, Orval has usually laid )iis own course and then stubbornly followed it to its conclusion whether successful or otherwise, and his bulldog tenacity usually brings him the former. He has our respect for alwaj ' s having the couraee of his convictions. one hundred twenty KDWIN PAUL CRANDELL " P. D. " l.Vni DiSTHUT, Pexxsyi.vaxia Williamsport. Peiin. Sujiply Sergeant (•■2). Indoor Meet (3). Rifle Marksni.in. Pistol Sliarjisliooter. MOST of us know Crnndcll as " P. D. tlic K. B. " The first two letters he acquired by inheritance. His various activities on I ' lirtation and (iilhini Balcony which reached a climax in a certain incident at Pislier ' s Island give him nndisjnited right to the rcmaiiider. P. I), is a man of few words. But if he e.in once be enticed to talk it is truly illuminatiu!; to Iiear him ratiocin.iting on that most interesting of Jiuman topics — the wiles of wom.in. He bases his ccuiclusions and pronouncements on the most remarkable premises. If you know liini only casually you might sui)pose these premises to be gleaned from Scott Fitzgerald and the " Cosmo. " If you know him thoroughly you know that they are based on a more solid founda- tion — experience. To be less teclinie.il P. D. Jiractices a demeanor of unsopliistication which undoubtedly aids him in his experiences in love making. C ' randell could never be accused of being an engineer — wooden or otherwise. But he has a most wholesome regard for " tenths. " and never loses one without a struggle. By main- . taining a liigh position on the " diss " sheet and by consistent academic work lie has easily ))laced himself in the upper sections of the class. A quiet nature and an ability for certain and consistent work is an infallible combination. one hundred twenty-one 1 DAVID JAMES CRAWFORD " D. J. " Presidential, Appointed From Mississippi Lexington, Mississippi C ' or])or.il (3), Captain and Sup- ply Officer (2), Lieutenant (1), Football Squad (3, 2, 1), Indoor Meet (3, 2), Assistant Manager Baseball (3), Track (2. 1), Cap- tain (1). Hundredtb Xiglit Cast (3, 2). SOMEONE once remarked that D. J. was cut out for life under the gray walls of a monas- tery. Well, he got it here all right. Do j ' ou remember that time at the banquet the last night of furlough when D. J. smoked his first skag. ' That was the last one. But he does swear under jirovocation. Never much of a jjarlor snake back in " Old Miss, " and not a member of the mob that " stepped out " when we were yearlings; when he got all those stripes and joined the " Com. ' s Anointed, " he discovered that either he or they had missed something and now his is always " hop with. " Sometimes those who start latest fall the hardest. Crawford is one of the class dependables when it comes to speed. He had a little previous experience on the cinders and when we succeeded in getting a track squad he was at the top of the list. Tall and thin, a veritable timbertopper, Ben Turpin has always been more or less of a class landmark and will long be remembered for his inimitable way of telling grinds. Although not quite an engineer, he has never had to worry particularly about being found, and will rank high enough to get his beloved Field Artillery which he swears by. If he doesn ' t get run over by a caisson he will probably have a long and happy existence. one hinnbed twenty-tWO DL PRE RAINEY DANCE " Hop " 1st District, Mississippi Corinth, Miss. Corporal (;J), Suj)i)ly Sergeant (2), Lieutenant and Battalion Ad- jutant (1), Tennis, Monogram (2, I). Hop Manager (3, 2, 1), Class Historian (1), Furlough Book Staff (3), Howitzer Board (2, 1), Chairman C.idet Amusement Committee (2, 1), RiHe Sharp- shooter. PAGE tlie man who said, " Wliat ' s in a name. ' " Dance h name — and what better word could be found to characterize Iiim. Attractive alike to either se. , he combines the bril- liance of a kaleidoscope and the deep harmony of steadfast friendship with a result never the same, but always fascinating. What ' s that you say ? And to further the com])arison — at his best in the evening rather than at the break of dawn? Well, have it .is you like. Moreover, when tlie w.itch dogs of bootlick alley, during yearling camp, were sorely grieved by the sight of the unoccujiied area, wasn ' t their first remark, " On with the Dance " ? For four years Hop has exemplified the qualities of a gentleman in their truest and most picturesque form, be it on Cullum ' s floor, in Benny Haven ' s parlor, or at the ringside calling on the god of chance for birds or box cars. His sphere is the superlative. It is our pre- diction that mediocrity will never cross his path. In years to come, if he does not achieve fame in tlie service of the Government, look for him on Wall Street, prosperous, respected, and witli the same old adventurous spirit. one hundred twenty-three HOWARD GILLESPIE DAVIDSON " Bull " I.Sth District. Ohio Tiffin. Ohio ( ' ( rjK)r,-il (. ' S). Siii)|)ly Sirjitant (2), Lieutenant (1), Football. A {S, 2, 1). Wrestling (2). Boxing. Monogram (2, 1), C ' a])tain (1), Indoor Meet (i, 3, 2, 1). ti TJ I ' LL " is a man of action. Not that he hasn ' t got a lot to say. He invariaMy has. But rS wiien the smoke of battle has cleared away and his famous line is exhausted, he is always found producing the goods. He is a dangerous man to meet on the gridiron, and few who have boxed or wrestled with him can carry away pleasant memories of the occasion. As one of the mainstays of the Army ' s eleven, and as a prineii)al |)articipant in manv of our minor sjjorts, Hull has done much to further C ' orjis athletics. Bull is hard. He admits it. But it is nevertheless a painful fact th it during his varied career at the Academy he has yet to dominate the galloping ivories. Docs it annoy him. ' Not in the slightest degree; he believes that i)raetiee makes ])erfect. The fact that it incidentally makes others wealtiiy is secondary. Standing well in academic work. Bull will have little difficulty in selecting a branch. His averred dislike for the Coast Artillery leads one to believe that the " Coast with " is his inmiediate aim in life. The branch of his choice is in for a heavj ' line, but along with that they will get a man who knows how to aecomidish things. A- . 1. tkeViti ' fat lis ir it ii piece, On lutejs »tit«i •iianij ' tiif hundfcd twenfi -f ' )tir 2xD District, Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho Sergeant (2). AND this is C. Dean, tlie cliaj) witli the puzzled mind. He often wonders why one should study and why some mechanieal deviee for redueing mental labor has not been provided for Kaydets who would like to spend their eveniiifjs at the billiard table or with a Cosmo- jiolitan in their hands. One can easily see the practical value of such a project and doubtless when our t ' larence becomes a shavetail with many leisure hours, his time will be spent in behalf of those who are daily wasting good time in " sjieeking " the Military Art and in designing beams and trusses. And Clarence has " some mechanical mind. " He is always anxious for someone to break the Victrola so that he might show his skill by fixing it " even better than it was before. " This feat has almost been a daily performance for the past year, and ;is a result he has the best music box in the Corps. Fortune favors the Kaydet who inherits this wonder-worker ' s master- j)iece. Our liero has no taste for the foot soldier, but chooses to be manoeuvred by some such crea- ture as I.indsey. or to fly ,i pursuit |)lane. However, the possibility of Land Disarmament in tile next century has diminished his military ambition, and he is ready to match his wits with the wizards of Wall Street. one hundred lirmly-fire CHARLES HOLT DOBBS III " CholVw " 9th District, Texas El Campo, Texas Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Rifle Marksman. CHARLES HOLT is a proud representative of the Lone Star State, and a good-natured fellow witli lots of real sense. Tenths in the Academic department never caused any of Charles ' hair to turn gray. He found that there were many things connected with the job of being a real doublefisted Kaydet besides mere tenth hounding. But Dobbs did show the " Profs " at times that he could max their stuff cold whenever he liad enough time to read up on the discussion. For instance, there isn ' t a man in the class who doesn ' t remember the day that P. Carter announced to us that only one man had maxed the writ the preceding day on the two weird inclined planes hitched together in some bewildering manner. Dobbs has always been popular in the class and in the Corps. He sprang into great prominence early in our stay in the Corps. We liad scarcely gotten started on our yearling hike when the subject of these lines discharged his piece with the muzzle of his rifle pointed straight at the " Com. ' s " head. Lucky that the c.irtridge was blank. Dobbs has always been a hard worker and has never shirked at doing his full duty. His clear, out-s))oken manner, his sincerity, liig-heartedness and earnestness have made for him a host of friends and a good record. hundred twenty-six ROBERT WILKINS DOUGLASS, JR. " Bob " IOth District, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Corporal (3), Supply Sergeant (2). First Sergeant (1). Polo, Monogram (2. 1), Indoor Meet (4.. 3). Cheer Leader (2. 1). Rifle Sharpsliooter. B.A., A.B. HE is a horseman par excellence, as all who saw our West Point horse show in June or have seen him astride " Blues " or " Soldier Boy " wliile playing polo will admit. !NLany envious eyes followed him when he walked off witli the cup in the Polo Class, and the field glasses inscribed " Best Cadet Horseman, " during that show. Our Bob holds an enviable record, that of having missed but one hop since recognition, and that only because some short adjutant happened to put him on as O. D. At that he really didn ' t miss it, because as O. D. he dragged a Hell Cat over at midnight to stop the thing. Girls seem to be to him more or less of an affliction. As soon as Red gets into the area and blows release from quarters. Bobliie in his F. D. coat is seen to tear out of the barracks on his way to spend an afternoon of P. S. ' ing. His victim may be anyone from the femme he has invited up, to the highest ranking officer ' s wife on the post. It is undoubtedly a great life if you don ' t weaken, and if you believe in signs he has not yet weakened. Bob is going in the cavalry and we can do no more than wish that he may be one of the lucky men who gets a post near a " real burg. " one hundred twent ii-aeven JKKRE LAND DOWLIXG " Jerry " .Ski) District, Alabama Ozark, Alabama Corporal (3), St-rgeant (2), Regimental Supply Sergeant (1), Assistant Manager of Basketball (3), Manager of Basketball, " A " (2, 1), Ring Committee. Fiirlo Book Staff, Choir (K ;i. ' 3. 1), Cadet Band (I). RiHe Sharp- shooter. JERRY entered the cold grey in blissful ignorance of what he was coming to. His first effort to he congenial with the upper classmen was not received in the spirit in which it was given and he was made to understand that further advances of jocosity on his part would be dis- couraged. Nevertheless, Jerry made allowances for the unfortunate dispositions of the upper classmen and went through his plebe year always ready to laugh at their attempts to make his chin take uj) the retreat. One of .Jerry ' s chief claims to fame lies in his managing the Basketball team through two- successful seasons. His activities have been m;iny and diverse. Among them might be men- tioned his love and mani])ulation of the spotted cubes and his consequent distribution of negotia- ble pa))er among his partners in crime, ' herever the element of chance enters in so does Jerrv; and, win or lose, he is always ready to take another chance. His application of the theory of probability to everyday life has in principle been good but occasionally costly in practice. His ambitions lie in the world of finance .iiid it is there that he intends to seek his star. When in future years the masters of fin.ince of the |)resent day look down from their ))rivate clouds, may tiiey see Jerry holding a position no less worthy than those they held when they walked tiiis earth. one hundred twentt -ei( lit HOLMES FICKLEN " Fid " 1st District, North Carolina W.isliington, D. C. Cleansleeve, Hockey (4). Bugle Corps (3, 2), Leader of the Bugle Corps (-2). Pistol Marksman, Rifle ] Larksiiian. " r IC ' K " hails from Washington. I). C, an army center and. consequently, it is natural 1 that he should make the service iiis career. A member of the ancient and honored order of " goats. " he has iiad some hard sledding at times hut has managed somehow to outwit the academic hoard. A stern believer in " a |)lclie being a jilehr. ' lu ' narrowly eseai)ed separation from the Acad- emy in liis yearling year, hut tile old luck was with him, and again he got by. Many are the grim tales he can tell of the inquisition of the courtroom, and one ' s blood runs cold at the account of some of the white-gloved formations. " Fick " will graduate a doughboy, bv necessity and not inelin ition. for his heart is set on " coast with. ' although just " who with " is now a matter of doubt. For a time it seemed that a certain fair-haired damsel was running first, but now he honors a brunette with his attentions. " Drawing to a straight " is a pleasing pastime. Sunshine cigarettes are the best skags in the world, and how does that guy Volstead get that way, anyhow. ' There never was a good snappy dance step like the " Toddle " and Cullum balcony isn ' t what it used to be. The service is the only lifi- though and when " Fick " dons the Sam Brown belt the Army will have gained a man who will put his best into the life work tliat confronts us all. one hundred tweiilif-iiine EDWARD SHKLLEY GIBSON " Shorty " U. S. Army DanviUe, W. Va. Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Captain (I). Wrestling (i) . In- door Meet (2). Ring Committee,. Rifle Sharpshooter, B.A., A.B. n IT is said that Napoleon was a little man, and all men of puny stature have been wont to boast of this fact. But in the Class of 19 ' 2 ' 2 there lias arisen a man who some day will make ])eo))le forget about Napoleon and say " Gibson was a little man. " If Shelley con- tinues tlie spirit he has shown here this will be more truth than poetry. He is a hard worker, and as a result has risen to enviable heights. In doing so he has never acquired the reputa- tion of some men who have done well in the eyes of the great and noble T. D. It must be admitted, however, that he has an advantage over most Kaydets. He has never succumbed to the winsome wiles of any fair maiden. This is hard to understand as you will readily agree after taking a glance at the portrait which graces the top of this page. .Maybe it is because of the fact that he is so particular that a blind drag must not stand over four feet Despite the fact that the Runt is an engineer, he has chosen the Doughboys to be the lirancli honored by his presence. May his triumphs in the service be written as indelibly in the ))ages of history as his friendship is written in the hearts of his friends. g 1 m, i Jtliti adpn (i|iis one hundred thirty ARTHUR WILLIAM GLASS • ' Boff " 5th District, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Sergeant (2). Rifle Sharpshooter. ' r EGARDEZ " tlie transparency of that luaiiiinf; c ountenance. The sun of knowledge r shines upon Glass with extreme brilliancy. Throughout his scholastic career he has radiated among the chosen few academically. This success is not only a result of being born hivey for, verily I say unto you. he has reached the great heights from which he casts a brilliant luster by an indomitable will and hard work. This spirit and the desire to acconiplisli great results forced him to crawl under the table, night after night, to study by the light of a flickering candle. Such a man. deserv- ingly, is a success, an engineer, yea, even an ideal for his successors. Glass is talented in more ways than one. he often waxes exceedingly eloquent, while trying to build up morale in the fair sex by telling them of his exploits on the intramural gridiron, in compulsory riding, and privilege walking. Needless to say. Glass is very popular, looking about at the wrinkles of his physiognomy, you plainly see that they are caused by hours of good humor. Now to turn from the humorous to the more serious aspect of . rthur ' s character, we see a diligent, good-natured man who will always make friends and accomplish the task set l efore him. one hundred Ihirtii-one PAUL SYLVAXUS GRAHAM " P.S.-er. " 2xn District, Florida Jasper, Florida Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) Haseball Squad (i). WERE it possible to place into a elieniist ' s retort smiles, friendliness, firm convictions, gen- eral silence, love of home and hospitality and then breathe therein the breath of life. Paul would jjrobably be the result of the reaction, for all these attributes apply to him. True it is that Paul has not startled the world by any athletic or scholarly achievements, hut it is equally true tjiat Paul has prove n that these are not the only ideals in life. His friendliness toward all. his ability to smile, his hospitality and his success at being a perfect room-mate are his ])rineipal aeeomiilishments. and aceiiuut for his many friendships. Paul has always been a most gracious and entertaininghost when we have visited him. Cireat is his aversion to dancing and socials in general, and just so great is his devotion to the silent drama. (Jenerally silent himself, this seems in keeping. There is rarely a Satur- day night l)ut that we find him and a few friends ;il tlit- Movies silently enjoying the show. . s .111 .ithlete. I ' .-iul jilays a Victrola tremendously well. It is by the rasping sounds of that " .Music box of Paul ' s " that his whole division is entertained from reveille till taps. .V m.in of his own convictions, he has always lived ui) to the highest traditions of the Academ y and to his l)eloved South: and has always been iironijited by the best jM-ineiples. one hundred thirtij-two MELVILLE EULLER GRANT " Jo,- " 8th DiSTHICT, L SSACHrSETTS West ledford, Lassacluisetts Corporal (.S), Eirst Sergeant (■2). Lieutenant (1). Hockey, Monogram (;!. ' 2, 1). Polo (1). Hop Linager (;!, ' 2, 1). Choir (I, .•i. ' 2. 1). Riri. ' Sliarpsliooter. Ol ' all tile tilings that Joe is or iiiiglit have lie.n. tli re is one thing that he simply had to Ik.- a ho|) manager. In this respeet he is unusually (pialitied. His specialty, invariably used when he receives at a hop, is a monologue: " Airs. Uli Huh, may I jiresent Mr. Huh Ah. ' ' " Delivered in that perfect New England accent of his, it seems to p.ieify everybody. Coming from a state where winter sj orts hold a place of importance, it is not to be wondered at that .Joe has been a member of the Hockey team during his sojourn here. In this sport he h.is shown himself well (pialified to wear a monogr.am. " L seless " has displayed a marked in- elin.ition tor games in which the chief wi;ii on is .i stick, and among his other athletic activities we find golf .iiid polo holding no sm.ill ] lace in his life. Although .Joe prefers dancing to all other indoor sports, he occasionally takes a hand at Bridge just to " pass " the time away. His presence among the members of the Choir might lead one to believe that he was a " song bird. " but as we h.ive never heard any eom))laints from " C " Co., this cainiot he stated definitely. Never worried, never annoyed, .-ilw.-iys cheerful .and on good terms with everybody. Useless is an ide.-il man (o live with. It is with regret th.it we leave him as we jiart for the last time. hmidri-d thlrly-three FRANCIS MARTIN GREENE " F. M. " Sth District. New Youk Vappingcrs Falls, New York Color Corporal (3), Captain (2, 1), Football " A " {3.-2. 1). Cap- tain (1), Wrestling — Monogram — Captain (2), Lacrosse — Mono- gram (2). Indoor Meet — Wres- tling (.S. 2), Class ' ice-Fresident (3, 2, 1). Board of Governors (2), Sunday School Teaclier (3. 2), Expert Rifleman. WHEN the atmosphere is blackest, when the game is going dead wrong, when the cloud without a lining is casting its shadow over everj ' thing, it is then that a leader emerges and blazes a trail that puts new fight and an indomitable spirit in his fellows that stops at nothing short of victory. The hard Army fight, the clean Army fight, the relentless Army come-back, is emi)odied in Greene more than in any one man in the class. When Greek meets Greene on the gridiron the Greek is usually carried ofiF. In fact, a substitute center for the Armv has for the past three years been nothing less than an honorary position. And the ladies. They like him, but can ' t convince him of that fact. Certain it is that the girl that drags him triumphantly to the altar will have need of every art known to the chase. Yet they seem to think it worth while, from the orphan house mistress who asked him for two dozen Navy game tickets to the podunk belle who got them. " The Army, " declares F. M. in his saner moments, " is divided into two classes, the soldiers and the mechanics. " And accordingly he will be at home at one of our more popular camps in the wilds of Georgia after September. He chooses wisely. A soldier ' s place is with the troops, and when in the coming years a leader is sought whom men will follow to the can- non ' s mouth, Francis Martin Greene will again come into his own. one hundred thirty-four ORLANDO AUGUSTUS GREENING " Giis " 7th District, Arkansas Hope, Arkansas Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1), Polo, Monogram (3, 2, 1). Captain Polo (2. 1). Rifle Sharpshooter. inif r.rt " ! •» Ikfi-i:- BUSTED tlie first day lie came through tlie sall_v port — that ' s Gus ' s record. From a Corp, in the Marines to a fourth-class buck in the Kaydct Corps in one jump. Gus made it. However, later developments brought inherent ability to light and he once more donned his chevrons and dominated a squad with the best of them. Just to show that he is as human as the rest of us, Gus at the end of his yearling year turned from the sublime to the ridiculous and became a full-fledged snake, but ere long this sport palled and we welcomed him back to the ranks of " those that don ' t. " Then in the first class year high ideals led him to join the ranks of the Millionaire Squad, and he then spent the rest of his time successfully devising schemes to deadbeat chapel. Gus is one of the best riders in the class and as a result, when the Polo squad was orga- nized we found him holding down a position on the team which brought back the Intercol- legiate championship. Anything they call a horse is ridable to Gus, and one of the mounted branches is going to get a good officer when Gus joins. A true pal and a staunch friend Gus has always been, and we are out to wish him luck wherever he goes. one hundred thirty-five TOY RHF.A GREGORY " Riiiit " 5th District, South Carolina I-ancaster, S. C. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Clioir (l, 3, ' 2. 1). Hundredth Niglit (3. 2. 1), Expert Rifleman. TOY RHEA CiREGORY, son of tlie suinn- South, brought to West Point a good portion of that sun in iiis disposition, and althougli he lias given of it freely he still has plenty left. From the beginning of Beast Barracks till the day of Recognition he helped keep up the morale of many of us poor homesick plebes. And since then he has continued to do the same. One of his feminine friends sunnned ip this characteristic by saying. " He is al- ways the same sweet Toy. " Perhajis that is wliat another meant when she called him a D.C.A.? He has a voice which has given him memherslii]) in the Clioir, which has made his name i))pe.ir on all the Hundred Night Programs, and which is at its best haruionizing close har- mony in an improm]3tu jazz quartet. He won his exjaert rifleman badge without a struggle. .Vcademically he is not an engineer, but it is safe to say that he has gotten more out of his work than a good many who have been intent on snatching tenths. And lie has been ever ready to help his more goaty classmates. In suinni.ary we may say, then, that he has given much to the Academy in a quiet, unassuming way, and has not wasted his time here. We are told that it is advisable to choose a post where we will be associated with our frii lids. Henning will look mighty desirable to manv of us — Toy Rhea is to be there. fjiir hundred thirtij-six MERVIX EUGENE GROSS " Meg. " Tth District, South Carolina Holly Hill, S. C. t ' orpor.il (. ' i), Captain (2, 1), Indoor Meet, Numerals (;{. 2), Polo {2, 1), Band (2, 1), Class Treasurer (3, 2), Rifle Sharp- shooter. FEE Mid, LEOWS. .lust a minute, fellows. There was a company eomm. ' ituler ' s ineetinji last rht ;iiul the Com. said . " Each and every Thursday morniiij; finds Ciross with the Comi)any asscinhled around him listeninf; with eai er e.irs to his words of wisdom. He has a h.-ippy faculty of makiiiij the " fellows " like .and res|)ect him. no doubt .•ie(|uircd durin:; his infancy in Sunny Soutii Carolina. We call him Gross, but he is the recipient of many letters, sometimes jiink. sometimes scented, fre iuently both, in which the salutation is always, " Dear Mervin. " How soothing when lisped by a blue eyed . ' i.O. Mervin used to grace the halls of Cullum. charming all with his presence. Then I ' urlough cuiu- .-iloiig. Ye Gods, what a change. No longer does he haunt the shades of Kosciusko ' s Garden and worry the gr.icious eha))erons. Hojis hold nothing for him — he is honing the " Coast with. " Gross is hivev above the ordinary, has worn st irs and. more tii.ui tii.-it. is ;i man of deter- mination. " Stick to your guns. " That ' s Merlin. He knows his stand, takes it. and woe be- tide the victim that blocks his ))atli. By sheer . rmy mule stubbornness, smoothed over with tact, Gross carries his point. No one will ever accuse him of a vacillating nature or a lack of steadfastness of purpose. one hundred tliirli sereit HARRY HERMAN HAAS " Harry " 11th District, New Jersey Weehawken, New Jersev Cor}X)ral (3), Lieutenant (2), 1st Sergeant (1), Bray Staff (3), Secretary and Treasurer Dialectic Society, Hundredth Niglit (4, 3, 2, 1), Cluerleader (2), Camp Illumination (3). Ass ' t Manager Football (3), Rifle Marksman, A.B., B.A. ABOUT the beginning of the twentieth century, in the unobtrusive village of Weehawkeu, N. J., Harry saw the light of his first Mazda lamp. Several years after this event, a well-meaning (perhaps), but blundering Congress- man presented Harry with an appointment to this Vale of Tears, and he was soon informed with the rest of us " Orioles " that he was at last to enter the imposing gates of West Point. Since then his efforts to make good have been successful. As a plebe he distinguished himself principally by very creditably taking one of the stellar parts in the Hundredth Night Show. When the T. D. conferred his Corp ' s chevrons upon him he wore them proudly for a time, apparently tired of them, and along toward the end of summer he ran an intentional absence on his " daily bath. " A few days later he returned them to " Waffles " in exchange for a slug. After the hike, however, the T. D. realized his worth as a Corp. and gave him back his chevrons. During second class j ' ear he became even more of a public ch. ' iractcr through his cheer-leading. On furlougji. Harry met the " one and only, " and though he spent most of his time as a second classman coniniuning with himself he is still true as ever. Taking it all in all, Harry is " just a bit of all riglit. " and when he starts a thing you can bet that he ' ll make good at it. one liKiirlrcd thirty-eight FREDERICK WILLIAM HEIN " Freddie " 14th District, Texas San Antonio, Texas Sergeant ( ' 2), Choir (4. 3. 2, 1). IF wealtli of good nature covers a multitude of sins, Freddy could sin with impunity till his hair grew gray with remorse. You simply can ' t make this light-hearted, happy-go-lucky son of the Texas ranges look upon this vale of tears through the wrong end of the tele- scope. " Life, " he soliloquizes, with one liand on the phonograph crank and the other on the ever-present hoodie, " was made for me, not I for life. " And, forthwith, he proceeds to collect tribute of each passing hour. As a matter of principle, Fred has steadfastly refused to bootlick the T. D. — as a result they awarded Iiim an honorary membershi|) in the Three Musketeers of " A " Co. Frederick ' s choice of branch is the " Coast with. " " If I had the Coast, " he would cheer- fully calcul.ite. " I would have the Coast with, if I had the ' with ' . " But Cupid ' s tumultuous weather vane has not been sending signals from the Lone Star State of late, and if Frederick lands the Coast, well, what member of the so-called gentle sex could refuse such a combina- tion as Frederick William Hein and a berth in the C. A. C. . ' ' And the post th.at gets Fred will be equall_v in luck, for as a disperser of gloom and a cheerful w orker, the latest addition to the line of military Fredericks is hard to equal. one hundred lhirti)-nine WALTliR RL ' SSELL HEXSEY. JR. " Riiss " Senatohial, New York New York City, New York Corporal (.S). Rca;imental Ser- geant Major (■2. 1). Tennis Squad (2, 1), Ring Committee, Ciiairman Class Cup Committee, Howitzer Board (1). Banquet Committee, Sunday Seliool Teacher (1). Sil- ver Bay Conference (l). Rifle Sharpshooter. THE l)iograj)iier writing for a ])ublication of the semi-official character of our Howitzer should he impressed with tlie seriousness of liis relation to the future of liis subject. Many a good man has been Class " B ' ed " brciiisc the fiener il Staff missed thi ' luniior of some gauciie wittieisni wliieh liis Boswell liad jierjietrated in this weighty M)lunii-. So witii- out imagery or allegory, let us jiresent the lifi-. manners, and morals of our elass-niatr signing tile ]).iy-roll Walter Russell Hensey. ,Ir. Russ presents an unruffled front to the vicissitudes of cadet life. Hauglity disdain is the (inly emotion he feels for the tac wiio splutters " f-four and five, Mr. H-Hensey. " Despite an iieeasional enforced domesticity, he has found time to act as one of the literary mentors of the llowilztr. In athletics, he cuts a graceful figure on the golf links and the tennis courts. As nt major, lie li.is conducted tlie sacred ritual of guard mount, where gumstick corjiorals haM- fill tiic treiieiiant edge of his remarks. He must keep his vices well in otiurwise. we could not explain his ])resence among the Sunday School teacln footste))s of the young heatlien of tlie post in the jiatlis of righteousness. Levity aside, in his (•.■ireer at the Academy, Russ has made himself ki liendcnt spirit. ;i iiatur.il p.itriciaii. .and gentleman comnie il faut. tlie 1. rs wh iclvground; ii-tiide the 111 iiide- one hundred forty L OLIVER WENDELL HUGHES " Hugs " 17th District. Ohio Ashland, Ohio Corporal (,S). Sergeant (2), Pohi (2. 1). Baseball {i. 3). Rifle Shar))shooter, Pistol Expert. II- you hear tliat crackinji;. twaiiiiinf; voice in tlie crowd start otl ' on " Rosie 0 ' (jrady. " and if you see the runts gather around tiiat voice, it belongs to " Hugs, " a prime mover in tiiat bunch of Runts tiiat still chin together at times — ( scar, .Mac. Spud, Toy, Rummy and the rest. Naturally averse to work in any form, he has led the simple life. Entered the arena without nnicli noise and has quietly gone his way. although he is never too busy but that lie has time to lend his inelodio is voice at any jubilation, being able to fake anything. Self-appointed leader of the " wealthy boys " in F. Co., and at times dominates them with that excess of dry wit tliat fre(|uently s])arkles forth. Never worries anyone witii a long string of hot air, consequently he Hoats along in those middle ])arts where one need not waste too much time boning. One of those men wlio always tiiink tliat they are getting the best of every deal, easily seeing the bright spots in ev erylliing. A little weakness toward the fair, with a remarkable taste. Taking Benning to be through with boning and with the plea that it is the natural branch for a man. one hundred forty-one RICHARD WILSON JOHNSON " Johnny " 7th District, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), 100th Night (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter, A.B. SWEET li ' l Johnny. Give him a Tux and he ' s " suited. " So licar liini remark about in this fashion, " Sa-a-y! You ought to see my ' Tux! ' Gee, but it ' s a whiz! Nicest, softest, sweetest piece of goods you ever saw. Oh, boy! You ' d fall for it right off. " Yea, verily, give him a Tux and one of those li ' l Beau-Peep ties and a collar — and Johnny would hie himself thither to trip the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York, or anywlure, any time, any place for that matter. But getting down to more serious things, all Jolmny needs is a deck of gilt-edged cards — to be exact, two decks. Here he is in his element. He can bid, design and construct any sort of " bridge " to the " .Major ' s " taste. " What si, eh what? " Oh, he ' s an Engineer, no doubt about it. He ' s got it all figured out. Something like this: " Y ' know, if I just make so and so and rank thus and so • " By this time he ' s on his way to the alcove, that fair realm of the growley- red fluff and mattress — " Well. Mac, wake me uj) in time for taps. " Not a care, not a worry — just a pair of three gilt stri)ics to enhance his three service ones below. Toot-toot — let ' s go. That ' s our li ' l Johnny. A ' e Soi ftePkl B« Me. X fteWl in the tomdiii. one hundred forty-two FRANCIS BORGIA KANE " Borgia " At Large, Pennsylvania Norristown, Pennsylvania Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Y.M.C.A. Hand- book (3), Sunday School Teacher (3,2,1). AN Irisjiinan from Pennsylvania is almost hcyond tlie imagination, hut such is Francis Borgia. Xo one hut a native could extol the cii.irms of P. D. land as does he, and no one who has ever seen an atlas could mistake the map written on his face. Some men acquire tenths through liard study and some " iox the P, " hut the youngest of the class was born hivy. With a mininnnn of distraction from the " Red Book " and " Cosmo, " he has kept well up in tlie engineers. His ability in the literary line is manifested by his editorship of the Plebe Bible, and his invariable daily answer to tlie equally reliable " pink one. ' Borgia early lost all faith in the Infantry. His experience on the rifle range was responsi- ble. Not that lie wasn ' t a good sliot. but someone always gave him defective annnnnition, and tlie bullets went everywhere but on the target. The .Motorized Field was also a disai)pointment, for the amount of dirt and grease that those tractors collected coming back from Dix was as- tounding. The choice finally rested between the Coast and the Air Service, with strong leanings toward the latter. " For where, " he asks, " is promotion from shavetail to angel more rapid? " Borgia is jolly, good-hearted and loyal in the extreme. He is immune from the blues and always ready to help out. Many a goat can testify to the aid he has given to those not blessed with his abilitv. one hundred forly-three ALFRED ELGEXE KASTNER 1st Disthkt. Xkw York Chain b ersburg, Pennsylvani.i Corporal (,S). Lieutenant ( ' 2. 1), Hocke_v. Monogram (2, 1), lan- ager Baseball. A (2. 1), Hun- dredtii Xiglit (t). Choir (K .S. 2. ]). RiHe Sli.ir]).shooter. IT i s better to be small and shine than large and cast a shadow, so being a runt is not quite the affliction a flanker would have you believe. Furthermore, would not Xapoleon and Caesar, were they Kaydets in tjiis day and age, also have graced the file-closers of " G " Co.? Gifted with the desirable art of loquacious eloquence, " Al " proceeded to utilize this advan- tage in the section room, and reajied therewith the usual harvest of tenths. He thus finished his plebe year well up among the engineers, but, as is wont to happen to one with a weakness for the fickle sex, he decided not to let his studies interfere with his regular college education, with the usual result. Do not consider, though, for one minute that " Al " pursued the carefree lite of an iuditiercnce-boning Kaydet. On the contrary, as his activity list will demonstrate, he has w ll em))loyed his versatility. For the ))ast two seasons " Al " has been manager of the Baseball team, a position the im- |)()rtance of which is apt to be underestimated, but we know that to his hard work and efficiency in this line is due much of the success the team has enjoyed. Blessed with an unfailing good nature and an ever-ready smile, though serious when the occasion demands, his efforts ha e been to further the interests of the Corps and lie has contributed much to its esjirit. one hiiuiliid fiivlji-fi) ALLOW us to present to your admiring gaze the stalwart, be-chevroned figure of Alfred August Kcssler, Jr., known to the proletaire as " Aaron. " Xo small personage is this cadet. In athletics, in affairs military and academic, he has long since " arrived. " Dissatisfied with his bars won at Plattsburg, Aaron came to West Point with the resolve to rise from the ranks. However, the Disposing Powers allowed him just a one-year mem- bership in a squad for our yearling year found him a member of the color guard. As a second classman he led the first platoon of " A " Company, but now we find him a four striper, the " Ole Man " of " C " Co. As an athlete, Kessler has represented the Academy in football, lacrosse and basketball. In all these activities, he has exhibited that spirit of fight and determination which we like to think of as characterizing the true Army athlete. Aaron never allows social amenities to enter into a varsity game. He is a strong exponent of the value of the offensive for success. As a student, lie has been a regular habitue of the first section. A true knight of the Slide Rule is Sir Vlfred whose war-cry is " Essayons " as he takes the castles of the C. E. by storm. We rest assured tliat whenever Aaron " essays, " great projects will be carried through with ttficieiiev and ilisii.-iteh. ALFRED A. KESSLER, Jr. " Aaron " 7th District, New Jersey Delawanna, New Jersey Color Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Captain (1), Football (3, 2), Basketball, " A " (4, 3, 2, 1), Cap- tain (2), Lacrosse, Monogram (2, 1), Captain (2, 1), Choir (-i), Sunday School Teacher (1), Ex- pert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter. one hundred forty-five ARTHUR ALEXANDER KLEIN " Art " 2n " 1) DisTHicT. New York Lorifr Island City. Ntw York Cor]3oral (3), Captain (2. 1). Baseball (4). Polo (2. 1). Track. (2, 1), Indoor Meet. Numerals (4, 3), Outdoor Meet (4. 3), Howitzer Board (2), Hundredth Night (4. 3, 2), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. HISTORY, we are told, ofttimes repeats itself. Napoleon was born on an obscure little island and nothing much is heard of his early days. Such is true in the case of Art Klein. He first saw the light of day on the spot called Long Island and. the shade of Manhattan skyscrapers shadowed his youth. We doubt, however, if the little em) eror could have handled a military mapping board with the deftness with which Art handled his. Night after night liis board stood number one in the line of grime-besmudged specimens called maps of the Post. Speaking of Napoleon reminds us of the way he generally makes his appearance — a stifling l)lue haze, a pungent odor of burning pitch and we know that one of Havana ' s vilest is on the way, followed by its owner. And not only this, but a variety of pipes, ranging from the aristo- cratic Dunhill to the lowly clay, would seem to make it clear that our hero is piping graduation even more than the rest of us. When the T. D. started to shower bounties in the shape of chevrons Klein was one of those who did not know enough to come in out of the rain and consequently the setting sun has ever been brightly reflected from his sleeves. Always eflicient. he bids fair to cast his liat into almost any ring that he happens to be around. p. Ed, win. Ht toip " n Mi one hundred forty-tix WIM.IAM HARVEY KYLE " Bill " U. S. A. East Cleveland, Ohio Corporal (3), Captain and Regi- mental Adjntant ( ' 2, 1), Manager Boxing Team, Monogram ( ' 2, 1), Senior Hop Manager (, ' ?, ' 2, 1), Board of Governors (ii). Chair- man Ring Committee, Y. M. C. A. Secretary (3), President (2, 1), Indoor Meet (4, 3), Boxing Squad (3). Silver Bay Conference (2, 1), Sunday School Teacher (3), Sunday School Superintendent (2, 1). Polo Sqnad (1), Rifle Sharp- shooter. T ' TyHEN Bill joined the ranks of the Orioles his distinguishing mark was not a yellow W banded hat but a tin one. Add to this a pair of sergeant chevrons, an overseas stripe and tales of the Argonne e.impaign and you can readily see why he was from the beginning a marked man. We held our breath with him during the first exams while he and P. Echols went two fast rounds, but when he gained the decision we breathed more easily again. He swears he didn ' t know what it was all about when they made him a high ranking " Corp " upon recognition. But he " came to ' without much delay as each hop in summer camp left a widening circle of admirers, asking, " Have you met that good-looking Yearling. " Then they made him Adjutant, and for two years he has typified the ideal; spoony, punctilious, exacting. Add to this his depth of character and belief and we have a versatile, never-to-be-forgotten man. Bill will make his mark; energies such as his can ' t be suppressed. And he is a living proof of the relative merits of a brilliant goat and an impossible engineer. one hundred fovtij-sei ' en WILLIAM STEVENS LAWTON " Rotvdy " Senatorial, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island Lieutenant (2), Battalion Adju- tant (1), Manager of Soccer (1), Choir (3, 2, 1), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. r N VENI, vidi, vici! That ' s Bill all over. Early in his youth he developed a keen desire to pursue a military career, and today, as we write, his triumph has come in the shape of glittering adjutant ' s chevrons. For two long years Bill was somewhat overlooked, lost in the ranks, as it were, but if given another year he would probably have been first captain. And all this time he retained his popularity with his classmates and the rest of the Corps. Psycho-analytically speaking, resolved into Iiis complexes. Bill is simplicity itself. Being somewhat of a specoid, he has successfully ambled tiirough the academic course on the line of least resistance. Lawton is generally of a happ ' , smiling disposition except in the early morning, when he is barely civil. Occasionally he is given to fits of depression wlien the mail dragger comes in and deposits a cadet store tag on his desk. This is a sign for Bill to borrow six two- cent stamps and dispatch a special. As a passing observation, we would say that if he is con- templating matrimony he will have to change his habits; for in two years to our certain knowledge he has never once closed the window at reveille. To which Bill would probably respond, " In the Coast there is no reveille. " It one hundred forttj-eight FREDERICK STEVENS LEE " Frits " U. S. AT Large Washington, D. C. Corporal (3), Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant (2), First Sergeant (1), Indoor Meet, Nu- merals (4, 3, 2), LaCrosse (3), Ass ' t Manager, Polo (3, 1), Amusement Committee. Expert Rifleman. FRITZ was an innocent enough young bird when he lit in the eagles nest. Like tlie rest of us, he went tlirough tlie plebe year in a flurry and came out with a pair of " Corp ' s " chevrons, not knowing exactly which way he was headed. However, he came to earth during summer camp; and by Camp Illumination was ready to make the most of it. Yearling year he " finessed " through the P ' s for the requisite number of tenths and praised Allah. His furlough is veiled with romantic mist. Sometimes in his talkative moments he reveals fascinating glimpses of it but never enough to make the story com|)lete. After all, he came back wliole. Second class year he gave his best to the dignity of his gold braid. It was the golden week-ends at Trenton, the enchanted oasis of the Desert of Dix, how- ever, that proved his undoing. But even at that in his first class year he remains a man ' s (and also a ladies ' ) man, and a real soldier with his heart set on the traditional charger and the ro- mantic trail of tlie Cavalry. Two characteristics we admire most in Fritz: His determination to fight to the end and his enviable facility in making true friends. These will sureh ' see him through. one hundred forty-nine MYRON LEEDY 3rd District, Missouri Plattsburg, Missouri Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Howitzer Board {-2. 1), Rifle Slinr)isli()oter, Pistol Marksman. OUR first and most ])ronounced impression of " Corp " was received on the shores of Round Pond durinji our yearling year. We can still easily visualize the " critique, " Kaydets lounging on the hillside and the " Com " giving his usual resume of the day ' s work and the results of his inspection of the camp. " First Battalion had best kitchen; Third Battalion worst. The First Battalion kitchen was conspicuously efficient. " Mr. Leedy had complete charge of this kitchen. Similar commendations were published each evening and Myron ' s chest rose and rose, for such commendations were rare indeed. His most i)ronounced success has not been accompanied by the frenzied cheering that the star fullb.ick or tile cool ])itcher receives after a forty -yard run or a well-pitclied game, but by the sincere commtiidations of the officers and the ever-present feeling of respect and pride of the men of the Corps. He can " beard " the greatest of business men in his " den " or can dictate » letter which would sell pipeless furnaces to the denizens of the tropics and the " full-page ads " literally How in, for Myron is the Advertising Manager of the Howitzer. We all have been wondering why it is that a certain framed picture placed on the mantel- piece will solve a difficult game of solitaire and why the doorman at the stage-door of the Greenwich Village Follies knows a certain Mr. Leedy. Ask Myron, lie knows. In.n.l.rd fifty LAVVKKXCE COY LEONARD " Chub " Sexatoriai., Vermont Bellows Falls, Vermont Corporal (3). Lieutenant (2, 1). Cross Country (1). Howitzer Board (1). Choir " (K ,S, ■■2). Silver Bay (2), Hundredth Night (2, l), ' Star (3), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, B.A. HL ' B " is not only a conscientious worker, but is one of those few who can hoast of I 1 natural " hiviness. " He was one of our chosen few who wore gold stars on their collars yearling year as a result of tiieir excellent scholastic work. Although he liore these marks of distinction only one year he has always ranked at the very top of the class in academic work. Besides heing possessed of exceptional mental ability. Chub lias been one of those holding the Corps honor above everything else. He was one of our first representatives on the V. C, which honor he retained as long as the connnittee existed. During that time he was instrumental in keeping honor in its traditionally exalted position in the life of the Corps. A distinguished mark of a man ' s character is the number of friends he has acquired. Suffi- cient to say that if Chub could make money as quickly and easily as he makes friends he would not have to worry about supporting that arithmetical progression beginning with two on the pay of a second lieutenant in the Coast. He has always been ready to sacrifice his own time to help someone else. It is this spirit of helpfulness, together with that characteristic smile, which has added us all to his already long list of friends during our association with him. one hundred fiflii-one STEPHEN C. LOMBARD " Steve " 8th District. Iichigan Ionia, Michigan Corporal (3), Supply Sergeant (2), Howitzer Board " (1), Ring Conniiittee. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman, A.B. NOW. really, can ' t you just see entliusiasm to the " nth " degree radiating from the features of tliis young Apollo? No, neither can I. Well, that goes to siiow that a picture fails to jjortray anything except the mere features of a person. Therefore, you must by all means read this little word picture of our friend Steve if you would know him as he really is. As I started to say, Steve is a man wiio can get wildly enthusiastic about anything and every- thing. Every liop that he goes to brings forth his usual comment, " Best hop I ever went to, wonderful time. " Steve has that rare quality of always being contented and happy. Without a doubt his enthusiasm has made him a valuable man in getting advertisements for the Howitzer. ' hen, with that " schoolgirl ' s complexion, " he trips lightly into the office of some firm, the " ad " is sold. You would find it interesting if you could draw him out on his views concerning marriage some time. He claims that he doesn ' t believe in all this disillusioning stuff that j ' ou read about in books; marriage for him looms up as one long, sweet dream. Now you who have read this little commentary on Steve, don ' t you feel anxious to become better acquainted with him. I defy you to be disappointed — you can ' t go wrong with him. one hundred fifty-two EDMUND CLAYTON LYNCH " Dissji " 7th District, Pennsylvaxia Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania Corporal (S), Regimental Sup- ply Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert. " E i0t DDIE " is naturally of a quiet and unobtrusive nature, and it was not until his invention of tilt ' alarm clocl window-closer that he came into tjie limelight. Since tiiat memorable time liis s])ooniness, dissyness, and ability to fix all manner of mechanical devices have gained him quite a reputation among his classmates. Having performed the duties of a " Yearling Corp " to the satisfaction of the Tactical Depart- ment, he was made regimental supply sergeant. He functioned with such efficiency in this capacity that first class year found liim a liigh ranking lieutenant. " Dissy " takes an ardent interest in his studies .ind. altho lie did not rank unusually high in tlie first years, he has finished up in the first ten. The art of acquiring knowledge, together with his love of good books and mania for tinkering with all things mechanical, form his hobbies. The Corps of Engineers is the goal for which Eddie is striving. Being of a studious nature, he is well fitted for that branch of the service, and except for his spooniness will make an ideal officer of Engineers. A firm believer in the conservation of words, he is very seldom found engaged in an argu- ment. Some day, following in the footsteps of Addison, he may give to the world the knowledge he has acquired as a spectator. one hundred fifty-three Sergeant (2), Sund.iy School Teacher {-2. 1), Assistant Super- intendent. Sunday Scliool (1). THIS is to introduce to you the only dyed-in-the-wool parson in the class — he ' d rather con- vert you than eat slum, and woe to the poor being wlio artlessly swears witliin his hearing, for he is thereupon due for a sermon. And is lie a Goat? Oh, boy! Is he? At first he liad aspirations, then hopes, then fears, and finally realizations of the latter, and since the first foundation day when they found every- one below him, he liasn ' t varied but a very few files from the sub-goat sections. However, he is a steady plodder and he always gets there. Last year " Mac " wore his chevrons proudly, but this year he is an example of the fact that a man ' s work is not writ upon his sleeve; this, externally at least, worries him not at all, for his broad smile and clieerful word are ever in evidence as of old. Despite many sage words of warning from some of his more enlightened and sophisticated classmates, he still has faith, nay — belligerent faith even — in the fairer but unfairer sex. Refuses to i)elieve they are " all fickle, sir, " asserting that the proverbial one is not. Good luck to you, " .Mac. " we hope your faith will be justified. He goes to the doughboys and no one of us will be more loyal, helpful, and interested in liis work than he. We part from him with regret. »itispl ppotocsi MB III! Ob MeeJK tllSioD] one hiiniliid fifty-four MARK McCLURE " Moklur " 8th District, Indiana Anderson, Indiana Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Basketball (2), Indoor Meet. Numerals (3, 2, 1), Golf (2, 1), Class Cup Committee. WERE C. C. but the abbreviation for Country Club in lieu of Corps of Cadets, rightly and uii.uiiinously would Mark be h.iihd as the ni.an of tilt- liour. His unparalleled prowess in all tlif gentler sports makes him. even at West Point during release from quarters, much in demand. For where else is tiiere to be found one wlio wields as wicked a brassie, or who. with sphinx-like piiysiognoniy, can so fearlessly finesse a spot right tiirough a ruler. ' Behind his reticent and retiring exterior tliere lurks a volcano of mirth, which at slight provocation bursts into uncontrollable eruption. This gay cackle is accompanied by an irresisti- ble and bewitching smile, exposure to which places susceptible young females in grave danger of complication to their little diseases. Being tlie ]iossessor of auditory organs, whose development lias reached an abnormal stage. Mark will be able to dispense with a field wireless set. For why employ antennae when one has ears that reacji out and grasp each flying sound } Our subject is of the rare type which does only that wliich is appealing, but does it as no one else could. Not lazy, but just born tired, and has never gotten rested. It ' s a foregone con- clusion that Mark ' s winning personality and liis lovable nature will always keep him provided with more than one place to hang his hat. one hvnilicd flfhi-fiue i JAMES EDWARD McDAVID. JR. " Mac " Senatorial, Soi ' TH Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Corporal (3), First Sergeant (2), Cullum Hall (3), Welter- weight Wrestling Champion (3), Middleweight Wrestling Cham- pion (2), Wrestling Team, Mono- gram (2, 1), Board of Governors (1), Beast Detail (3), Expert Rifleman. MAC ' S military bearing, begun at Marion, and polished up here when he was a plebe, resulted in his being made fifth Corp and being placed on the Beast Detail during the summer of 1919. Many a plebe will remember this man whose work among them and whose general efficiency won for him the position of " To]) " during his last two years liere. The famous wresthrs of ancient Cireece may well be proud of this son of the oldest of sports. Starting when a plebe, Mac has climbed upward in this sport until lie reached the top of his class and was made captain of the squad in his senior year. It can be said of Mac, as can be said of only a few of the great, that he has never been thrown by one of his weight. The warm place that he holds in the hearts of the Corps is evidenced by the heartv and spontaneous ovation he is given when he steps on the mat. Mac ' s love of sport, liis standard of sportsmanshi|), his pleasing personality, general cheer- fulness and friendliness towards all have drawn to him many friends. Because of these attributes of character, together with his accomplishments here, his state may well be proud of her son. one hundred fifty-nix iiilii b T!hj martin augustine Mcdonough " Minty " Senatorial, New Jersey Plainfield, New Jerse} ' Sergeant (2), Boxing (4.), Out- door Meet (3), Numeral ( ' 3), Track (2, 1) Numerals. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpsliooter A.B., B.A. nMiki MAC is one of those Irishmen who are a baffling mixture of seriousness and good humor, dreaminess and practicability. For this reason he always keeps you guessing. Of his evident good nature there is no doubt; but when he declares that in three years he could become president of a hundred thousand dollar corporation, is Mac jesting or is he dreaming, or has he been reading some correspondence school ads? Martin is a man of simple tastes. His idea of a big afternoon is to run miles and miles around a track with several breathless but ambitious followers at his heels. Let it be recorded in his favor that they are always followers. Though it is not right to praise a man, in justice we must say that aside from a few little idiosyncrasies such as believing New .Jersey to be Heaven because lie conies from there, Mac is a thoroughly normal goat and likable fellow. one hundred fifty-ieven DeWITT LIGGETT McLALLEN " C harley " At I.aroe Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Hundredth Night (2), B.A., A.B. THREE iiiontlis of " fro and to " often develo]) iiuliff ' tTtnt tendencies, but it served to rouse Mac to a state of extreme efficiency. We never imagined that anyone could so ceaselessly and invariably calculate the last note of assembly, as with a hop. skip, and several slides he bowls over the right guide and " slumps " to attention. Occasionally from the dreamy look that sometimes creeps into his eyes we miglit imagine him to be in love — his wife assures us. however, that Mac is mourning over the loss of his vibrant tenor voice, for know ye all that Madgelallen is one of those " same tunc ( . ' ) but different words " .artists that seem to )xiinilate the wondrous conunonwealth of Indiana. " lac " has that nonchalant attitude that gets by so well in " cits " ; in fact. Dame Rumor has it that he stepped out consistently on Xmas leave, although, according to his story (we ' ll all tick to it), one cart de danse more than satisfies his requirements for a year at the Point. Can it be that ' izay cramps his own peculiar, or shall it be said, particular, style at Cullum? " No hay, " says " .Mac " when .Academic standings are published, but " Hay mucho " when we mention the list of liis friends and converts to his own inimitable brand of drv humor. one hundred fifty-eight LEMUEL MATHEWSON " Matty " 37th District, New York Bath, New York Color Corporal (3), Battalion Adjutant (2), First Sergeant (1), Baseball Squad (I). Basketball Squad (3), Indoor Meet (3). Polo Squad (2, 1), Board of Gover- nors (2, 1), Hop Manager (1), Hundredth Night (4, 3. -Z). Choir ( I-. 3. 2. 1). Band (2. 1). Rifle Sliarjisliooter. FRESH from the evil of ye goode old towne of Bath of some twenty condemned souls, there came to us a fair flaxen-haired youth, as free with his smiles as P. Strong is with his law writs. Under the watchful paternal tutelage of Herr von Duflner, " M " Co. ' s guiding patriarcli in those days, our limber limpid Lein blossomed forth into a shining example (if one of the proverbial pampered ])ets. A corporal he was. with shining stars too; on his collar, did you say. N ' ay. not so, but rather well down on his sleeve where they emanate warmth to the waist of many of the fairer sex as young " .Mattie " adroitly guides them to Cullum Hall ' s cozy corners. In second class year, " Leni " more than did justice to " Bat " adjutant ' s chevrons, but now he has f.allen from the graces of the Powers that be. and as a top sergeant dominates " .M " Co. However, lie is also a redoubtable drum major and the traffic and movie man held no terrors for him as he led his band through the streets of New Haven, at the head of the Corps. Polo is " Mattie ' s " sport, and although the .Academic Department is fairly sure to request his presence at Benning for a year or so. he will sooner or later embrace the traditional cavalry yellow and revel in polo and horses for the rest of his days. IT ' y one hundred fifty-nine HAROLD ALFRED MEYER " Ham " 1th District, Missouri Mound City, Missouri Sergeant (2), Lacrosse, Mono- gram (2. 1), Lacrosse, Class Team (3), Cullum Hall (3), Vice- President Y. M. C. A. (1), SUver Bay Conference (1), Sunday School Teacher (1), Cross Coun- try (1). Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert, B.A., A.B. HERE is the personification of the proverbial " diamond in the rough, " and in this case the rough is represented, not by personality, for Ham ' s a smooth article, but hy, that famous blue-black beard which sprouts forth from his face, at once the envy and despair of every pink-cheeked plebe. He presents for inspection and apjjroval a series of widely diversified tastes and pastimes, running from swearing to Sunday School teaching and from football to poker. Lacrosse is where he concentrates most of his energies, and since a sport first taken up, ' way back in yearling year, Ham has been one of the vertebrae of the squad. The only thing he doesn ' t like about it, he avers, is the amount of exercise necessarily involved. And pray let us not neglect to mention that he is also tiie vice-president of the Y. M. C. A., which, as you see, being a thought complete in itself, requires a separate paragraph. For four years now he has been one of us, for better or for worse, and with the exception of a meteoric two-month career as a sergeant, has studiously trod the path and shouldered the gun of the good old-fashioned buck. Phlegmatic describes him exactly — nothing ever disturbs his impenetrable tranquillity. And so we see him unalterably headed for the doughboys, by desire as well as bv necessity. one hundred sixty SLATOR MARCELLUS MILLER " Swede " Oregon at Large R oseburg, Oregon Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Manager of La- crosse, Monogram (2, 1), Expert RiHeman. Pistol Sliarpsliooter. THLS cadet hails from the Pacific slope, not the Pacific coast of cinema fame, but rather the country of rugged mountains and stalwart jjines. He came to West Point with the firm resolve to get all there was to get out of the place and he has gone about it re- gardless of anybody or anything, consequently we find a record of success behind him. Altlio not one of the " Com ' s Own " from the end of Plebedom, still we find him return- ing from yearling hike witli glittering clievrons below the elbow. These have, as the result of his energy and ability, expandtd and risen on his sleeve until now they are quite noticeable. Studies have never worried him a great deal. At times he has been on the verge of being turned out while at other times be has looked down upon the class from the dizzy heights of the first section. He was one of the ardent workers who succeeded in getting the gentle game of Lacrosse started again at the Academy, and as a result of his efforts was chosen manager of the team. As an athlete he has confined his attention to tennis and the sports of the intramural schedule. The coast is his choice, being influenced, ro doubt, by the comfortable homelike quarters exhibited to us at Fisher ' s Island. We have, however, not yet been convinced that he has any pressing need for such homelike quarters. one hundred si.ftii-ont GEORGE EDWARD MITCHELL, JR. " Mitch " United States at Large Washington, D. C. Corporal (3), Sergeant ( ' 2), 1st Sergeant (1), NLanager Swiinining Team. Monogram ( ' 2. 1), Linager Water Polo (1). Swimming Meet (4, 3, 2), Rifle Sharpshooter. Pis- tol Sharpshooter. FROM infancy " Mitch " has had wide experience. He has fought " Greasers " on the bor- (Irr. (lodged Moro krisses in the Philippines, has hobnobbed with all sorts of generals, attaches, etc., in W ashington. With such a foundation upon which to build his " lim " he found himself at once in the limelight of popularity. This ijojndarity has in no way been limited to the " stronger sex. " Dame Rumor h.is it that many fair damsels have succumbed to his charms. George disclaims any conscious cttort for these compiests. That is to say, he claims indiiference to " fickle females. " But when he returned from last Christmas leave he was strangely changed. One day he exclaimed, " 1 bi- lieve I ' m in love, but I ' ll be darned if I know irliich femme it is. " Though pejijjv and ambitious from the word " go, " George has neve r allowed " tenths " to worry him. They are merely a means to an end — Graduation. Being impartial in his athletic endeavors he has tried them all. The many points that he has gathered in Indoor Meets and the record of the Swimming Squ.id under his management speak eloquently of his success in this line. To our minds the highest tribute that can be paid a man is to say, " He is a good soldier. " So we have known you, George, a " good soldier. " oim hundred sixty-two HAROLD THOMAS MOLLOY " Mike " Senatorial, Connecticut Bridgeport, Conn. Corporal (3), First Sergeant (!2), Lieutenant (1), Cullura Hall (3), Basketball (3), Swimming (3, 2), Golf (2), Choir (3, 2), Ritle Siiar))shooter. AM) ,it last we come to the name wliicii emboss d in the gilded gold of the austere just (iod of Wooden ness will shine forever attaciicd in the marble of our immortal class. To Dreri ' oot proceed all wreatlis, palms and batons of the conquering heroes. To be sure, w:is it not lie wiio rushed to the Tac in Beast Barracks with tiie plaintrve cry " I ' ve been drafted, " and later in the sub second-class days of yearling year, brought his polished guard detail from a rear facing on the line to a frontal exposure with " Right face! Right face " ? In all seriousness, however, let us say a good word for our inimitable Irishman — wlien- ever lie does anything (if he doesn ' t tie it up) he does it with everything he has and that ' s a good deal. He swings a treacherous glove, and flips a wicked fin. As a P. S. ' er he h.is never been surpassed (what Irishman lias?), and soon ad infinitum. So, you see, he is not so bad after all. And will he get by in the life which is to come after June, Again we murmur, " Yes, if he doesn ' t tie it uii. " You ask me why? Why should one man tie it up? Just, gentle reader, just because he ' s Deerfoot, one hundred sixty-three OILMAN CLIFFORD MUDGETT " Spider " 2nd District, North Dakota Valley City, North Dakota Corporal (3), First Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (l), Basketball Numerals (i, 3, 2), Polo, Mono- gram (■ ' . 1), Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2), Outdoor Meet (4, 3), Hop Manager (3, 2, 1), Expert Rifle- man, Pistol Sharpshooter. " I PIDER " is the name some kind soul bestowed upon him, and although it stuck his a|)i)e.irance denies the implication from the visor of his immaculate cap to the toes of his brilliant shoes. His progress has been slow but steady — " cit., " candidate, " Oriole, " fourth-class " B " cadet, yearling " corp, " second-class top sergeant, and now as a first-classman, a lieutenant, and mon- arch of all he surveys, he stands out as one who has fought hard, and come through winded but game. Fought hard? Yes, for Spider has ever been amongst the ranks of the immortal goats and fought daily for his 2.0. Various activities have claimed a share of his time, including golf and tennis, but where he really blossoms forth is either on the polo field or upon Cullum ' s glassy floor. (And even more slippery balcony.) His fondness for polo leads us to expect cavalry, and in this we are correct, providing he can garner the necessary file or so. Spider ' s good humor is one of his greatest faults, and to conceal this he bones hard guy on all occasions to everyone ' s great enjoyment. However, Ills jiersonality he cannot conceal. alter or camouflage, and this is the jewel nf his character which will draw friends and oppor- tunities to him all his days. Unnecessary to wish him luck. He is bound to have it. one hundred sixty-four FRANCIS XAVIER MULVIHILL " Miillie " 10th District, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Sergeant (2), First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Catholic Choir, Fencing (2), Polo (1), Rifle Sharpsliooter, Pistol Expert. OUR Francis has followed the banner of " B " Co. ever since tlie fatal day he joined the Corps as an " Oriole. " We thought at first that he was going to be doomed to wield a Springfield for four years, but after we arrived at Fisher ' s Island the " Com " found that Mulvi ' s chest measurement, " size of shoes, Cadet Store account, and room number had not been added to his efficiency record — hence a special order ordaining Xavier second ranking " top kick, " which position he m.-iintained with dignity till spring, when he was again promoted, this time to a lieutenant. As first sergeant, Frank undoubtedly contributed to the efficient running of the com- pany, and the privilege of leaving the mess hall early certainly placed the boodlers on a firm financial foundation. In athletics Frank acquired fame as " nucleus " and kicker on the " B " Co. intramural foot- ball team. He has been on the fencing and polo squads, and has been known to win pies from O ' Connell at golf. If you feel at any time that you have a subject which is undebatable or has but one side to it, bring it to F. X. arid he will soon convince you that there are two sides to it and you are on the wrong side. In three long years and seven months we ha e yet to sec him beaten or even tied in an argument. one hundred sixty-five ROBERT VINCENT MURPHY " Murph " 15th District, MASiACHrsETTs Fall River, Massachusetts Corporal (3). .Serge nt (2), Basketball (-2), Indoor Meet (2) (1), Furlough Book Staff (3), Hundredth Night ( t, 2), Catholic Choir (K 3, 2, I). RiHe Sharp- shooter, A.B. T ' TJ ' K jiresent the representative of Fall River, Mass., " K " Co. ' s versatile first-class Buck, inventor of the Reveille Made Easy and various other accessories to lighten the burden of the oppressed kaydet. Shorty Mack was unable to use his influence last June so Murphy joined the dirty thirty- six ironclad first-class Bucks. After all, are chevrons worth boning when a skag and a Red Book are available. ' Life is too short and the next war too far over the horizon to think of rank. Any Irishman will tell you that rank does not influence a wicked shillalah tosser. As art was to Michael Angelo and a bomb to Trotsky, so is poetry to Murphy. A poet by in- clination, he has done very good work for various Cor))s publications and activities. In fact, lie first sprang to the lime-light by writing the lyric to the " Song of a Plebe " in plebe year. " Murph " has always been peculiarly and unpleasantly conspicuous on the floor of the riding hall — hence we infer, and correctly, that the cavalry is farthest from his thoughts. Infantry. ' Right. Wants it, ranks it, and in June Benning will receive an enthusiastic candi- date. In the balmy .Southland may he get his ins])iration for " The Second Verse. " one hundred sixty-six JAMES DUNNE OCONNELL " Okie " 1st District, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Hockey (4., 3, 2, 1). Captain (1), Monogram, La- crosse (2, 1), Class Cup Commit- tee. Rifle Expert, Pistol Sharp- shooter. O ' CON NELL is Irish. You can tell it to look at him, or from the glorious name he bears, but one look at the activities he has taken part in puts the question beyond all dispute. Jim says, " Football ' s no game at all " ; but our only recollection of the " B " Co. football games is the fact that his eagle l)eak Iwjre the brunt of all the battles and emerged from every one bright and red. Give O ' Connell a game in which he is armed with a stick of some sort and he is in his element. Many a time has he come home of an evening bloody and battered, with the remark, " Well, we lost, but it was a beautiful fight. " As captain of the hockey team, he brought the team through a difficult season with great success. However. " Okie " has his gentler side. If we were asked the question, " What is as regular as the rising sun. ' " our answer would not be Saturday inspection or ice cream in the mess hall on Wednesdays, but O ' Conneli ' s daily letter. During our stay here. Okie has proved that it is acts and not words that count. His accom- plishments iiave spoken for him in the past; let them do so in the future. one hundred sivty-seven ALOYSIUS EUGENE O ' FLAHERTY " Pat " loTii DisTnicT. Ohio Soldiers ' Home, California Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), In- door Meet (4, 2). Culluni Hall Football (2), Howitzer Board (1), Catholic Choir (t. 3. 2), Hundredth Xiglit (4). Rifle Sharpshooter. A.B., B.A. PAT is another one of those unfortunate victims who obey that impulse in " affaires de coeur, " only to be sadl_v disappointed a few daj ' S later upo n receiving notice of the marriage of said impulse to some cit. It was at P ' isher ' s Island where our own " Phosgeen " made the song " Fight on O ' Flaherty " famous. Since then there have been written as many verses to that song as to Benny Havens. To tell the truth, if it hadn ' t been for Jean, that I- ' isher ' s Island trip would have been a " cold fess. " But enough of the Razz — Jean always gets more than his share. Save for a serge.mey in his secotid class year, he has never been of the " Corn ' s " elect, but did that ever worry a true son of the Ulster Countv? Care-free, an ideal buck, and proud of it. His atliletie propensities are confined to track, wlure, while never setting tlie cinders on fire, he has done consistent hard work which has netted him places in several events. In conclusion let us sum up Aloysius as an Irishman from way back, with all tlie attend- ant forgivable faults, lovable failings, and gay virtues which will make his way through life jiaved with roses, but roses have thorns, Jean, so watch your step. rty-eight THE distance a train will run uphill without an engine measures the climb we would have made without (jeorge to act as the motive force to run our class macliiiiery. His dynamic personality has been behind every constructive action the class has taken. Rather indispensable sort of a person. Manv have been the hard jobs and knotty problems to which there was always a solution, " Let George do it, " and it has never failed to be the approved one. Yet it ' s not the deeds that can be recorded which have proven his true wortli to the Class and Corps. It ' s been the little things which have shown George so worthy of the trust im- posed upon him. For a long time he was pointed to as fortune ' s darling, in so far as the T. D. was con- cerned. Loads of gold and cargoes of responsibility — worn and borne with equal grace and ease. As first captain, we doubt the existence of one in any wise comparable with him ; and since, as one of the little things, he sacrificed his chevrons, the custom of wearing cuffs to breakfast has been introduced into the Millionaire Squad. As a man he ' s respected, as a gentleman lie s admired, and as the best friend in the world he ' s the possessor of a warm spot in the heart of everyone who knows him. GEORGE HAMDEN OLMSTED " George " Senatorial, Iow. Des Moines, Iowa Corporal (3), Senior Captain (2), Regimental Commander (1), Manager of Football, " A " (2, 1), Featlierweight Boxing Champion, Monogram (2), Individual Foils Champion, Numerals (2), Sabre (2), Polo (3), Class President (3, 2, 1), Board of Governors (2, 1), Hop Manager (l). Howitzer Board (1), Star (4, 3), Business Manager Hundredth Night (2, 1), Beast Detail (3), Sunday School Teacher (3), Expert Rifleman, Pistol Expert, B.A. one hundred sixtii-nin» JAMES ROBINSON PIERCE " Jim " ] 1-Tii District. Penxsyi.van " ia Troy, Pennsylvania Corporal (3), Supply Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Football (3, 2, 1), Polo (2. 1). Indoor Meet (3, 2. 1), Board of Governors. First Class Club (1), Hundredth Night (3), Choir (4. 3, 2, 1). Cadet Band (2. 1), Rifle Sharp- shooter. Pistol Sharpsliooter. H PIERCE is the exception that proves the rule tliat cadets are indolent parasites feeding on tlie body politic whose souls never rise above the red comforter and an easy day. Applica- tion and industry are his cardinal traits: in phases of cadet life, where Nature omitted special talents, tiie ability to apply himself has carried him to the fore with flying colors. Bob is something of an international ciiaraeter. iiaving changed his company and battalion on several occasions. He was reared in A Co., that home of assault and battery, where ])rojected tables settle domestic squabbles and uprooted radiators serve as lethal weapons in the games of the sturdy natives. His occasional upheavals in M Co. more than once called out the reserves to suppress the riot in the old 24th div. Bob lias interested liimself in many forms of athletics, including the choir. For a time, he was a ))art of the iigliting Cullum Hall line which developed the disconcerting habit of running througli tlie v.irsity witii surjirising regularity. He carried his pugnacity over into polo, wliere he treats the pneumatic ball with open animosity. Yet. on tiie .Sabb.ith. we find this bellicose soul caroling with .iiigelic mien as he iiromenades down the aisle with the rest of our Carusos and McCoriiiacUs. A ' " itIiC oorpon tkitii Wti H Headi nahirt ttfdo (llilD one hundred seventy ALFRED LAWRENCE PRICE " Abie " f)TH District, New York Brooklyn. New York Sergeant ( ' 2), Exjjert RiHeman, A. B. AT the outset let it be known that Abe has asked us to refute officially the nationality implied, nay, asserted even, by his residence among Brookl ' n ' s " Chosen People. " Having entered and passed the usual fatiguing year as a plebe, he first came into prominence during .June week, when he gained a one-round K. (). decision over one of our " ith Class A " friends at Fort " Putt " one morning. As a yearling then he set his heart on corporal ' s chevrons, but the T. D. favored him with a slug instead, as a slight token of their interest in him, and thus perished his fond hopes. A second-class sergeant, and now one of the immortal millionaires, he has tried them all, and conceded the proverbial derby to the latter. His personality is eloquent and will long remain in our memory as fitfully changeable. Head in the clouds when the mail dragger brings a pink purple-inked special — down in the depths when the one from Dad fails to contain the check — good-natured to a fault at times — elo(iuent in his rage when the " Prof. " steals an unwarranted tenth, he presents a complex nature that endears him to us all. Therefore, let us take leave of him, wishing him success in the doughboys which, due to his lack of interest in all forms of acadeiric anuisement, will surely •claim him for its verv own. one hundred seventy-one KENNETH FRANCIS PUGHE 33rd Disthict, New York Waterville, New York C()r])oraI (3). Sergeant ( ' 2). PLGHE has several nieknames, all being suggested by the way his name is mispronounced. For instance, in the French department or down at the Riding Hall he is known as " Mr. Pu-hay, " while among the fellows he is called " Pug. " As he answers to them all, any sort of ajjpellation is a matter of total indifference to him. Pughe is fond of three things: fiction, bridge and the movies. No matter who is jjlaving on tlie screen, he is sure to attend. However, if the show is a dull one, he leaves early and spends the rest of the evening at the First Class Club. As for fiction, he indulges in all varieties, except possibly poetry. His choice ranges from foreign novels to reports of operations in tlie ' orld War. On the other hand, he is decidedly not a hopoid or snake. He dragged to one hop while a yearling, but that experience cured him. Since tiiat one fall from grace he has rarely ventured into Cullum Hall. " Pug " has as))irations for the Field. Whether or not he will get it will be decided by, " Who gets wliat and why.? " At least let us hope that his ambition will be attained. W: Mfelr I »aTscc »polo ' one hundred seventy-two ROBERT WAYNE RAYNSFORD " Bob " 28th District, New York Albany, N. Y. Corporal (S). Captain (2. 1), Basketball Squad (3), Class Swim- ming Team (4. 3), Polo Squad (2, 1), Tennis Squad (3, 2), Hop Manager (3, 2, 1), Ring Com- mittee, Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Expert Rifleman, Silver Bav Conference (2). B.A., A.B. .•ft. ■mil Mat 0 WHEN " Bob " grew tired of college life and felt the need of a change of surroundings lie ])itked out West Point for his next Alma Mater. Whether or not he knew that cadets were occasionally required to work has not been definitely ascertained. However, it cai ' . safely be supposed that he was not aware of it for " Rosy " never looks for work. He is al- ways complacent and unruffled, and it is very seldom that one finds him in a flurry. His life as a plebe was accepted by him as a necessary evil. Naturally bright and gifted he found no difficulty in mastering the academic work and stood very high in the class with a minimum output of labor. " Bob " has a way of accomplishing things without giving the outward a])))earance of being terribly busy. He has been captain of " B " Co. for the past two years with the exception of two months lie spent on the area for his uninvited presence at the othcers " masquerade ball. Bob ' s naturally lackadaisical movements are accelerated a hundredfold when he mounts a polo pony or grasps a tennis racquet. It is indeed a revelation to see him playing polo. A man of few words. Bob is a living example of the theory of the conservation of energy. A good pal, he fills you with a spirit of " Peace on earth, good will toward men. " one hundred seventy-three CHARLES HANCOCK REED " Hank " 5th District, Virginia Stanford Hill, Virginia Corporal (3), First Sergeant (2, 1), Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. HORSE, a horse, my sweetheart for a horse. " Some men " pipe, " other men " bone, " but Hank spends his time trying to deter- iiinc wliicli it shall be — two polo ponies or a wife. If he were from Texas he would naturally pick the ponies — while if he were from Ohio he would pick the wife — being from ' irgiiiia, where wine, hospitality, good women, and horses are found in abundance, it is natur- ally hard for him to decide. His ability to fall in love at the wrong time is e |ualed only by his ability to fall out at the proper time and somehow to keep ' em all se))ar.ited from each other. He leirned his lesson on Second Class Christmas leave. Four of his " Only ' s " got together on a train headed South and Hank was receiving " Specials " demanding explanations for two weeks after. A good cavalry officer must be versatile, and this word expresses Hank exactly. He plays a good game of polo, talks or writes about anything, and can balance a teacup loaded down with his customary three lumps of sugar better than the man who invented tea fights. His last, but most, cultivated accomplishment is to close his eyes and dream through that last dance at Cullum without .m .iccident. Above all, heis a true friend, and as becomes a man from " irgiiii,-i. a godd jiulgc of horsi s and the fairer sex. stnctioBi pwlist s.o.ri Jii fewitli JilTmtU G« tow, k one hundred sevenly-four JAMES EDWARD REES " J. E. " 9th District, Kexticky Cynthiana, Kentucky Corporal (3), First Sergeant ( ' 2, 1), Polo, (3, 2, 1). Expert Rifleman, A. B. WITHIN the narrow precincts of old " E " Co.. Jimmic was always one of the " best- known citizens. " Direct from the atmosphere of Purdue, Rees entered Plebe life «ith an air of self-sufficiency; to him the life of a Plebe was burdened with foolish re- strictions which were highly amusing. As a result he received much instruction in certain rather peculiar contortionist niovtiiHiits. But after he demonstrated his fistic accomplishments on the S. O. Cham])ion he was almost a hero — even among the grey Plebes. .linimie is the ))ossessor of a unique personality — a happy combination of likable quali- ties with the belief that the world is his for the asking. Confidence is half the game, and Jimmie should be able to take any trick. His motto seems to be " Leave it all lay. " To him success must be complete or not at all. With femmes he has peculiar ways. Where the rest of us would tread with care, Rees moves with an apparent indifference. In his case, at least, it seems to work. How many of us have been sueessful in keeping our O. A. O. of pre-Kaydet days true and faithful to the last. ' Generosity is his worst fault. He would do anything for a friend — and such men are scarce. If we are ever in a tight place, Jim, we hope that we can have such as vou standing by- one hundred seri ' iifif-five LOUIS JACOB RU.MAGGI " Rummy " 3rd District, Ohio Excello, Ohio Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1) Howitzer Board (1), Rifle Sharp shooter. Pistol Marksman. A.B. IF you want to know anything about structural steel — but you had better ask Rummy about that yourself. In spite of the fact that he is not direct from Sunny Italy, his early success in the encounter with " Peckles " earned for him the title of the " Roman. " He has been handicapjK ' d by this appellation ever since. Although in the early days Rummy followed the precept of " Once a buck always a buck, " it didn ' t work in his case as the T. D. got hard up after two years and without his consent gave him a commission as an inefficient second-class sergeant. But they seemed to think well of it later, for they presented him with another stripe and made him the foremost man in the first platoon of the " E " Co. runts. However, chevrons haven ' t been his only bless- ing, for in Yearling Summer Camp a little canoeing })arty up the river to Mermaid ' s Cove led to an absenif at police call and a subsequent montli and twenty-two. Possibly one result of his travels therefrom was the development of that super-Chaplin saunter which has made him famous. But, after all, whether Rummy wears castles or wings, his jolly disposition will make him many friends, .as it has done among the class of ' 22. ' ■ fort! ffl risio h tie per one hundred teventy-six WILLIAM FIELD SADTLER " Senor " 2nd District, Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Battalion Adjutant (1), Howitzer Board (1), Expert Rifleman. T " TTHAM! And I eats my Christmas dinner in Baltimore, " exclaims the Senor as he % Y returns victorious from the Ciiristmas engagement with the " P ' s " . And to furtlicr display his exuberant spirit, he commences to liowl. That same day in the late afternoon, we get a close-up of tiie Senor all becalmed. He is peacefully reclining in his arm chair inlaid with comforter. Between his teeth he is loosely holding his favorite pipe. The evening shadows .ire falling over land .and sea, and witil them comes Senor ' s mystic reveries of that ever brilliant past and the " Dim, " " Dim " future. Thus, gentle reader, we have him in a nutshell. At one time the embodiment of all that is youthful and gay. At the next moment, we have the care-free day dre.imer wlio delights in visions of things yet to come. And now. in more serious vein. Field represents that r.are cadet and man who is endowed with that wonderful faculty of finding natural pleasure in everyday life. He inherently enjoys the performance of duty, however hard and disagreeable it may be. In the Corps, he repre- sents the ideal enthusiast wlio is never dissatisfied and never indifferent. Ever mindful of his own obligations, and of the rights of others, Field represents that type of cadet that unfortunately is all too rare. on« hundred seventy-seven WILLIAM HENRY SCHILDROTH " Schilly " 22nd District, Illinois Wasliington, D. C. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Indoor Meet, Numerals (3. 2), Outdoor Meet (numerals) (3, 2), Outdoor Meet (3, 2), Track Squad, Monogram (2, I), Sunday School Teacher (2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter. IN a militarj ' way, Joe has proved his worth in many ways. As a Yearling " Corp " he was ever showing the plebes how to do things. Ask any cadet who was a plebe in 1919 what a friend (?) he was to the plebes. Then he became sergeant and later a lieutenant. As a lieutenant he proved his worth again — this time on the Yale trip, for, as Mickey says, " He gave Change Step and Column Right and maxed them cold every time. " The trouble witli Schilly in the athletic way is that he verj ' often forgets what he is doing. In the indoor meet in a race with French and a few others, Joe clearly forgot to start when the referee said " Go " until French had gone fully two feet. This caused Joe to lose that race by just two feet, but despite that Schilly won a place on the varsity track squad from which no one could move him. To hear his conversation in room 1321 one would declare that Schilly will be an engi- neer. He talks Bridge this and Bridge that, and always the subject Bridge is in the air. But no, some time ago, Joe in the Coast did decide to go. But lately he has changed again, for he made a marriage bet and decided on the Infantry. " In Att leHtlt •fteltt tli(-»ool Corl % one hundred seventy-eight CORTLAND VAN RENSSELAER SCHUYLER " Cort " 9tii District, New Jersey Montclair, N. J. Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Captain (1), Tennis, Monogram (2), Editor Y. M. C. A. Hand- book. Class Secretary, Rifle Marksman. WERE the rank and file of the U. S. C. C. classed as runt or flanker, Cort would be a brilliant and shining representative of the latter class, and we are proud, as well as he, of every inch of that long and rangy frame. At the beginning of his first class year, he proudly tacked another chevron on the three held the year previous, taking charge of the illustrious " K " Co., and although thrown into a new element, he seems to have had no difficulty in securing the good-%vill of all in the com- pany by his unusually pleasing personality and sense of fitness. And, although a dyed-in- the-wool engineer, he found a place in the hearts of the lowliest of Goats, the latter of wliich, gentle reader, is no small praise, as you of the Goats may appreciate. Cort has confined his athletic activities to tennis, wlierein he wields a wicked racquet, and finding a bertli on the tennis squad, he has been instrumental in what success it has had. When the coming of years shall make present associations but memories of the past, we will think of Schuyler and know that if Fate has been just, our friend will have fallen Iieir to all the reward and happiness that is due to a whole-hearted and square man. one hundred seventy-nine CHARLES RUFUS SMITH " Srjiitty " 8th District, Californma Santa Barbara, Calif. Corporal (. ' 5), Supply Sergeant (2), Rifle Sharpshooter. THERE came to us from overseas one Smith, C.R., a gentleman serious of mien, yet gifted witli an abnormal appetite for mischief in every form. The first of the class to forsake the Oriole garb for the Kaydet gray, many envious eyes were cast u]x)n him in those first few days in the sweet long ago. A chevron holder for two years and finally |)romoted to the order of the First Class Bucks, Smittie has fulfilled both positions with the same gravity of countenance, which in reality is a veneer covering a love of wit and mischief. From his days of Plebedom, through his sojourns as a yearling corjxiral and supply sergeant, to the present day wiien the jSIillion- aire Squad has taken him under its jjrotecting wing, tliis man has remained unchanged. The same outlook on life as of vore, the same silent contempt for tenths and the same old attitude toward wine, women, and song that lias not altered the slightest since his sojourn in the land called overseas. As indifferent as they ' re made, and, as efficient, are tlie characteristics which will helj) in the realms of the Class. And when Fortress Monroe gets him in the Fall, may there go along with him tlie same sixth-sense of humor and duty that has never failed him in his stay here at the Point. I one hnndred eighty PERRY McCOY SMITH " P. M. " 15th District, Ohio Zanes ille, Ohio Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), First Sergeant (1), Class Lacrosse (3), Business Manager, Y.M.C.A. Handbook (3, 2), Pistol Marks- man. Rifle Sharpshooter. HE lias never cliiiilied the Rockies; he his never gone swiiiiniing in the imuldy .Missouri, and he has never, no. not ever, hiked his way east and west aeross the stamping ground of West Point ' s wingless liirds. He must be — yes — he is from Ohio. Even as a to] sergeant he was the " Buck-eye, " for no buck ever ran a scratch late, sans featuring on the bul- letin board the next day. Certainly we might say that our future co.ist artilleryman, providing that he gains a few files in Ordnance, has viewed West Point from all angles. He has been in every section from front to rear, has dragged and stagged. li.is read daily the Zanesville " )ioduiik. " and has never failed to write a special delivery every night. Is not this a true Kaydet ' s life? As to friends and acquaintances " Perry-boy " has a great number, as he seldom forgets a name or face. His super specialty is in gathering facts as to just how many officers have been married on graduation leave, and how " two can live just as cheaply as one. " But fore- most in our minds is his ever-active interest and co-operation in all phases of our life here — could we give a better testimonial ? oiM hvmdred eighty-one ALBA CARLETOX SPALDING " Spud " 12th District, Illinois Rockford, Illinois Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), First Sergeant (1), Indoor Meet (4), Football Squad (2), Ring Committee. Christmas Poster Com- mittee (2, 1), Howitzer Board (3, 2), Howitzer Editor (1). Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2), Dialectic Society Vice- President (2), President (1), Rifle Sharpshooter, A.B.. B.A. ALMOST everyone is more or less acquainted with tiie t ' pe of individual who always has a story to tell. However, if you have never had the privilege of meeting the so-called story- teller, let me introduce you to Mr. Spalding. He will keep you interested for hours with Iiis grinds, stories and biographical reminiscences. It onlj ' takes a few hours around the fireplace for him to take you through many exciting experiences. " Spud " is very popular, not onh ' among his own classmates but also among all the men in tlie Corps. His extraordinary business and literary ability won him the coveted duty of editing this year ' s Howitzer. He also holds the honor of being tlie editor of the only Corps paper ever published, namelj-, the " Bray. " His prominence in other Corps activities might be shown by the fact that lie was president of the Dialectic Society, which is responsible for staging the annual Hundredth Night Show. A ready mixer, congenial to the nth degree, he is always ready to talk on any subject if he can have his old pipe along. The combination that he has of enthusiasm, words and actions that get results , cannot fail to bring success to him. A ' " jii JuntsT, ' ' .is ' one hundi-fd f ' Kjhty-tino JAMES WRATHALL SPRY " Jimmie " Senatorial, Utah Salt, Lake City, Utah Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), First Sergeant (1), Hundredth Night (2), Expert Rifleman, Pis- tol Sharpshooter. llfll»i ACTIVE by name but indolent by nature, " Jim " enjoys the good things of life and if he is well pleased he will beam with that becoming smile of his which cracks the sphinx-like mask that he habitually wears. However, if you once get under this mask you will under- stand him better and may even come to love him. " Jim " has some ideas about certain things and life in general which are hard to believe at times, but it is best not to argue. He has been heard to say, " That is what I am going to do. anyway, " and thereupon all argument is ended. He has that good habit of making up his mind quickly and standing by liis decisions regardless of everything. He can argue anyone blue in the face about politics and Washington, speaking with authority and with tliat final way of ending things so that there is no argument after his say. As to femmes, " Jim " drags occasionally and with a rare finesse that quickh ' sets him right. What more can be said? In time someone will get under that reserve and " Jim " will be gone, but until then he will carry that " man of the world " reservedness — carefree — staying with the best of them and getting by with the worst. one htmdred eiyhtij-three LEONARD EDWIN STEPHENS " Steve " 2ni) District, Kentucky Owensboro, Kentucky Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) Lieutenant (1), Wrestling (2) Boxing (2), Indoor Meet (3, 2 1), Ring Committee. Expert Rifle- man, Pistol Marksman. IN physical proportions " Steve " is our baby; in achievements he is a full-sized man. Neither is to be neglected when any sort of discussion is si)ort. A man, he is of strong convictions, and his convictions are never in doubt. They are always most forcibly expressed. One thing " Steve " has done that deserves special mention: He has proved bevond doubt tliat tlie making of an athlete is not in " beef " alone. As a boxer, wrestler and gymnast Steve is a finished performer. Many have been the points in indoor meets won by ' 22 which we had our class baby to tliank for. We have always known him as an ardent upholder of the inherent trustworthiness of human nature. Why we cannot understand, for he has had the opposite trait demonstrated on him many times. His first love affair was badlv shattered by a marriage announcement. But, instead of tlie cynicism which we expected, we onlv saw it taken jihilosophieally. Not many months later his affections had sliifted and all was right witii the world. We said: " A man cannot serve both a woman and iiis country. " If that ' s true Uncle Sam is going to lose a miglity good (iencral ! Steve is from Kentucky, and is all that a good Kentuckian should be. The good name borne by Southern gentlemen will never be sullied so long as there are men like Stephens to uphold it. one hundred eighty-four LEROY JUDSON STEWART " Jahe " 3rd District, South Carolina Easley, South Carolina Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2, 1), Wrestling (1., 3, 2. 1). Manager Wrestling, Monogram (2, 1), Howitzer Board (1), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Expert. A.B.. B.A. Ft)H the first year of .Jake ' s stay here, he was full of military aspirations. Luckily or un- luckily, these aspirations were cut short during his second year when he became an A.B. and B.A. for throwing a glass in tlie Mess Hall. Probably this is why he soon started singing " Benny Havens " all the time and deadbeating Cha} el at every opportunity. Coincident with his reet))tion of the A.B. and B.A. degrees, Jake ' s attention was turned to wrestling. Not only did he win much admiration for his clever wrestling, but he was also manager of the squad. How well he filled this position is evidenced by the fact that whenever there was anything to be done in, on, or with the squad, it was always, " See Jake. " It was mainly through his hospitality to the visiting teams that many complimentary remarks were made bv them con- cerning West Point. But one day Jake broke his arm in a match. This was the end of his wrestling, but. not to be outdone, he immediately developed a mania for taking pictures. " Everywhere that Stewart went, his camera was sure to go. " Nor was his ability in this direction to be lost, for most of the pictures in this Howitzer were either taken by him or under his direction. If his work at the Acadcmv is anv criterion, his success as an officer is assured. one hundred eighty-five HARRY HOWARD STOUT, Jr. " Goof Senatorial, Arizona Douglas, Arizona Corixiivil (3), First Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), Captain Hockey, Mono- gram {-Z). Football (3, 1), Camp Illumination (3), Expert Rifle- man. B.A.. A.B. V r ODD character we have here. Christian by birth, infidel by choice, and Brahmin by habit — or is it the Brahmin who never bathes? AVe hear of inner circles and promptly break into the midst thereof. But what rem- edy is there for the existence of an insoluble and saponaceously impervious outer ring? That is where the Goof has us guessing. It ' s strange what a transformation can come over a man in the period of a few short hours. As sage Confucius was Stout hailed as he entered the officers ' masquerade, and as a wandering Jew was he labeled on exit. According to record for four frigid winters has the Goof disported himself as the able Army Cover Point. The genial nature and keen sense of humor which Harry possesses would make him an ideal Friday for some shipwrecked Crusoe, and due to these inherent qualities, his contribution to the j)leasure of our sojourn here has been no small one. Harrj ' s favorite heroine of fiction is none other than Mrs. Wiggs. Why? You ask. Because she has a cabbage patch. Due to his as yet undetermined capacity for cabbage, Thursday dinners have held no terrors for the Goof. There ' s one thing sure — Stout will never be lonesome, for when you smile the world smiles with 3 ' ou, and Ciod blessed the Goof with a disposition that registers at reveille. % to get t Te iOB, 1] Id tlie. c one hundred ehjhty-tia THEODORE FREDERICK STRAUB " Ted " At Large Buffalo, N. Y. Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2, 1), Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2), Numer- als, Wrestling (2), Soccer, Mono- gram (2. 1), Hop Manager (3, 2, 1), Ring Committee, Hundredth Night (2), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharp- shooter. ■Wn- ,kait mi HERE is one man upon wliom care rests butlightly. He never worries. Writs never disturb him. His philosophy seems to be " Life is but a dream, " and accordingly he comes back from supper, sits down, opens a book, and sleeps peacefully till taps when he has to get up and go to bed. His method of housekeeping is equally as simple. His rule is, " A place for everything (in the fold of tlie mattress) and everj-thing in that place. " We wonder how he gets by with it. Teddy lias had just one difference with the T.D., and that was merely a matter of opin- ion. He decided one night that a little boodle after the Hop would be worth an hour or so of his time. But the " Com. " said it was worth a month. So to settle the dispute our Theo- dore walked. In spite of his complacent attitude toward life in general, Ted has taken part in many activities. As a half-back on the soccer team he earned the title of a " tower of strength, " bestowed upon him by one of the sporting sheets. His score on the rifle range nearly equaled the Academy record. Whatever Ted has taken up he has done well. He has the happy faculty of always doing his best when it counts. one hundred eighty-seven PASCHAL NEILSON STRONG, JR. " Pasqiiale " Senatorial, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Corjioral (3), First Sergeant (2), l.ifutennnt (1), Lacrosse (2, 1). Fiirlo Book Staff (3), Expert Rifleman, Pistol Expert THE Golden Tornado was still shrieking loudly when Georgia sent Pasquale to ' est Point. An anomaly from the reputedly " lazy " sunny Southland confronted us when this ever- hunnning lunnan dynamo was Iieard whirring in our midst. The greater surprise is that the propelling ]]ower never seems to diminish. Plebedom. of course, staggered and lilinded hut never stopjjed our Sa anna]i son. From out of the state of a persecuted plehe under he.irded Baron von Duffner, lie " came up smiling " as a happy yearling, without a che ron or a worry, only the service stripes of an oriole. The most striking thing about Paschal is his acumen or " hiviness. " He is always clever and his brain scintillates. His tongue is sharp, but never bites. Pat has with amazing facility ranked with the engineers and was never too busy to ex])lain tilings to a goat. Although he is an ardent sup))orter of every branch of athletics, he simply loves lacrosse. In fact, his intense love therefor has cost him a broken slioulder and minor injuries, but neither of these has served to keep him off the first team for any length of time. Pat ' s ideals are worthy of West Point, and he has always been active in ujiholding them. As his vision is broad and his energy limitless, some day may find Pasquale in the managing editor ' s chair of a New York newspaper — or more probably at the desk of tlie Chief of Coast .-Vrtillery. Innulred fiiihty-eight ALBERT SVIHRA " Al " 4th District, Connecticut Bridgeport, Conn. Corporal (3), Supply Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Boxing Squad (2), Hundredth Night Staff (-2, 1), Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter. PAUSE, gentle reader, and reflect liow greatly Bridgeport, Conn., is honored; for not only does tile above Kaydct come from tlicre, but also the incomparable Mike Molloy — few " |)0(hniks " are as heavily blessed .is tliis. Al ' s climb to fame has been a slow one, but think of his handicap. In addition to the one mentioned above, some of his forbears hailed from Bohemia and Poland, giving him an innocent face, and an amorous disposition, which combination is a hard one to stop, as anyone with a little imagination will admit. In athletics Al is a Jack of all trades and master of one. To wit. boxing, as anyone who has been ensnared into facing Al on the rosin will surely testitV. Until this year the T. D. never decorated Al ' s shoulder more profusely than with two stripes and a bar, but last June he fooled ' em some way or other and they made liim a lieu- tenant, his pride thereat being immeasurable. Strongly predominant in his character is the ability to inspire confidence, and his willing- ness to put his whole soul into a given task. As to branches, he talks " Coast with, " only for the sake of argument, but whichever way his fancy may turn, that branch will benefit by more tlian the usu.-il share of enthusiasm, iiush. and brains. one hundred eighty-nine I GEORGE ARTHUR TAYLOR " So.r " 1st District, Oklaho5Ia Denver, Colorado Corporal (3), Color Sergeant (2), Assistant Business Manager Howitzer (2), Business Manager Howitzer (1). I performed in his slow but sure, efficient way. to the greatest satisfaction of all con- cerned. Even the great T. D. has been forced to recognize these sterling qualities, for when the Corps took the summer outing at Camp Dix, Our Commandant could find no broader shoulders than George ' s on which to lay the enormous responsibilities of Acting Sergeant, Acting Color Sergeant and Acting Quartermaster Sergeant. And George bore them bravely through the sandy fields of New Jersey and over the rocky iiills of southern New York, placing them safely at the feet of the Monarch of the South Guard House. And this is but half of his career. He has traveled from the " hivey second sections " down to the baser levels, just to get a bit of goat psychology; and from the soundest business man of the Corps to the Soviet circles, having the undivided honor of being compared to the great Leninc and Trotsky. ; George has been a faithful guidon for customs and traditions of the Corps and tiiose of us who have been closely associated with him in our daily life feel that we owe a great deal to him for his counsel in solving our little problems. He is to be with the greater part of us for a year at Camp Benning before we give him tlie final good-bye and wish liim further success in life. one hundred ninety MAXWELL DAVENPORT TAYLOR " Max " 5th Missouri Kansas City, Missouri Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Captain and Supply Officer (1), Tennis Squad (3, 2, 1), Captain, Monogram (2, 1), Editor Fur- lough Book (3), Hop Manager (2), Howitzer Board (2), Silver Bav Conference (l), Expert Rifle- ' " |Y T AX " doesn ' t make any effort to deny the fact that in his youth he w,is in the habit of V ' I " specing " the Spanish Dictionary while putting on his collar and tie in the morning. This little anecdote serves to illustrate his studious characteristics which he possesses to this day. He is without a doubt one of tlie most learned scholars of the class. Does he give any outward sign of the workings of so great a mind, you ask. " " Rather. He can ' t keep his eye- brows still when under any mental strain. (Real or assumed.) Those eyebrows are as necessary to " Max " while explaining some intricate subject or while reciting in the section room, as hands to a salesman of second-hand clotlies. i The literary abilities of this youtliful prodigy were brought to light in the spring of our yearling year when he filled the position of editor-in-chief of the Furlo Book very creditably. Since then his services as a writer have been in great demand for all of our publications. With the advent of tennis as a sport at the Military Academy, " Max " distinguished him- self as a player of no mean ability. His interest in the game and his excellent playing earned him tlie position of captain on last year ' s team. When the Day of Judgment rolls around " Max " will have to answer for being an engineer — handsome — good-natured — and a member of the regimental staff. one hundred ninety-one- ROBERT I.ANDON TAYLOR " Bob " 2nd District, Tennessee New Market, Tennessee Corporal (3), Company Supply Sergeant ( ' 2), First Sergeant (1), Expert RiHrinan. Pistol Marks- man. HA ' iN(; licni .1 gob onec, in the remote il.iys of the war. Bob came here knowing right from left and which end of his rifle to hold, but ne er having been much at sea he didn ' t have the rolling gait, so he wasn ' t on the awkward squad for inability to keep step. All this by way of introducing the fact that he is one of those persons who get along fine in whatever sur- roundings they find themselves. This year, as top sergeant in " A " Company, he h.is often been heard to say he thought he " wasn ' t hard enough for a top. " Perh.ips his smallness of stature as contrasted with the other flankers may have something to do with it; but to be able to take things as tliey come, and after the pay-roll has been tied up, to leave enough of tlie " tier-up " to do better next month, is after all a virtue jxissessed only by a few. A field artilleryman by vocation, a steady and consistent worker by nature, and a serious- minded thinker, this Tennesseean still possesses a sense of humor, and his warm-hearted friend- liness will go far to prevent his being forgotten by those who have been as.sociated with him. one hundred ninety-two DANIEL ALLEN TERRY " Duke " 13th Indiana Winona Lake, Indiana Corporal (3), Captain ( ' ), Lieutenant (1), Football Squad (3), Track Squad (2, 1), Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1), Outdoor Meet (2), Boxing Squad (2), Class Swimming Team (1), Choir ( t, 3, 2, 1), Ring Committee, Hundredth Night (1). Rifle Sharpshooter. .tMUir ' ' WHEN Dan arrived here on tliat memorable 2nd of November he was perhaps as green as the rest of us. His tlioughts, like ours, were of little gold bars, some seven months re- moved, star sliells, Very pistols and Boche. wliereas he came to with very much of a jerk about a month later to find himself a full-fledged plclie, tliough still an " Oriole, " with years of bugling, ))eerades, and fish Fridays streteliing endlessly aliead of him. Has he weathered the test? Look at the T. D. ' s opinion of him indicated by that list of chevrons under his name. The Academic Board. Well, though he studies no more than the average goat, he is, nevertheless, enough of an engineer to choose any branch that he wants. Athletics? He has certainly not neglected them, either. Besides having been on both the foot- ball and boxing squads, he is no insignificant member of the track team. Figures don ' t lie, and nine and four-fifths (Dan ' s record for the hundred) is traveling. Whenever in the dim and hazy future we get together to talk over old times and old friend- ships, a theme never lacking in interest will be the reminiscences about our old friend and class- mate, Dan Terry, and if our stony friend of the Egyptian desert is as successful after he leaves us as he has been among us he will have nothing to desire. one hundred ninety-three EARL FOSTER THOMSON " Tommie " 12x11 District. Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana Supply Sergeant (2), First Ser- geant (1), Indoor Meet, Numerals (4, 3), Swimming Meet {i, 3), Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Marks- man, B.A., A.B. JT TOM MIE ' S first nickname, " pourquoi, " expresses him best. His undj-ing thirst to know wliy earned him both the nickname and a close acquaintance with tiie old " D " Co. pad- dling squad. We have often wondered " pourquoi " Tommie ever came to the Point. One plausible reason advanced is that the Goddess of War when reaching out into Hoosierland for another slave couldn ' t resist the universal feminine impulse to stroke his curly hair and make him her own. Since then Tommie has been one of the most active in our class. Though too ease-loving to be very athletic he has shown his ability by winning class numerals in the indoor meet and by his swinnuing. He has always held a reserved seat among the engineers, but despite this he is boning the Cavalry. Tommie ' s masterpiece, however, is his Rogues ' Gallery. This is tlie result of four years ' coaxing and barter with the femmes. But it is unexcelled in the Corps for quantity or quality and could have only been collected by a kaydet who had successfully grafted a good old south- ern line on a Yankee trading conscience. In pursuing his liobby Tommie has, of course, been exposed many times to feminine wiles, but h.is so far escaped unbranded, as most girls find it as hard to hohl Tommie ' s affections as it would be for Venus de Milo to embrace an eel. one hundred ninety-Jour DARIUS DONALD THORPE " D. D. " 6th District, Michigan Lansing, Michigan Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Boxing Squad (2), Ring Commit- tee. AS yet D. D. hasn ' t qualified for a West Point professorship when one is vacated, but he crin tell you all about tlit- good and bad points of the latest books and stories in certain quistionablc current magazines. Or, if you are one of a favored few, he will trot out his mandolin and about sixteen quires of sheet music to fill tiie air with harmony for your benefit. He sings a mellow whis — grape-juice tenor. Experimentation of a certain kind appeals to our D. D. Being curious as to the results of mixing a little yeast in sweet cider, he discovere d tiic following: Tiiat when the mixture is placed in a warm place much gas is generated and the mixture bccouus ) leasiTig to the smell (and inci- dentally, tlie taste) ; that the gas generated is sufficient to blow the cork out of a bottle; and that tlie bottle being up the cliimney does not deaden the sound of the departing cork to any great extent. We are all addicted to frivolities at times, and D. D. is no exception to the rule. When he works he means business, and if anyone is in trouble he is always ready and willing to do his best to lulp him out. If, when winning his way in tile world D. D. obtains and keeps the good- will and esteem of his friends and associates as he has that of his classmates, he need never fear for himself. one hundred ninety-five OTTO SPAULDING TINKEL " Tink " Senatorial, Washington Spokane, Washington Corporal (. ' 5), Lieutenant (2. 1), Fencing Squad ( ' 3), Band (1), Expert Rifleman. WflKX Otto came out of the West, as did Lochinvar in the good old days, our Highland Home inmates were not long in finding that he possessed that indefinable something that answers the question. " Why is an Engineer? " Yes, Otto was soon tinkling among the stars and is still with them. ' Tv ' as a cruel fate that caused " Tink " to be born of Titian hair. The walls of North Barracks qui ered to tiieir very foundations at the oft-repeated cries of " What mine. Sir? ' You must li.ive heard him but you probably tl ought it was merely target practice with the long- range guns. His hobby is fiction, great gobs of fiction. His devotion to tiie Saturday Evening Post is unmatched among the Red Comforter hounds. To Otto the " Post " has more allurements than a Ke ' stone Comedy. Tinkcl has helped many goats thru the writs and thereby saved them from P. Echols clutching liand. He is earnest, sincere and hardworking, never content until he has succeeded regardless of the obstacle in his path. 0716 hundred ninety-rix HENRY EDWIN TYLER " Hank " Senatorial, Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island Corporal (3), First Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Football Squad (3, 2, 1), Tennis Squad (2), Basketball Squad (3), Sun- day Scliool Teacher ( 1 ) , Rifle Sliarpshooter. WHEN Henry first came in contact with tlie Academic Department he had an unbeatable system — an offense that could not be stopped and an impregnable defense. After the first period, however, P. Ecliols brought on tlie reserves, organized a defense and brought the full force of the well-known Echols offensive to bear. Under the pressure Henry buckled and finally found a peaceful resting place in tiie sub-goats. The following fall pros- pects were again bright and P. Willcox was in trouble for a time. Apparcntlv he duplicated P. Echols ' tactics as History repeated itself and Henry ' s last great offensive for .i class rank was broken. Vith the Femmes Henry has waged a more quiet but continuously succcssfid campaign, and during Yearling year carried on with hardly " the loss of a single battle or skirmish. " Since last year, however, Henry has settled down to trench warf.ire and many are tlie rumors of defeats and reverses. We are now beginning to think that he will eventually go the way of all good and faithful kaydets that bone the Coast Artillery. As a classmate Henry has shown himself to be one of the bright spots of friendshi)) thai makes the somewhat monotonous existence here really a pleasure to look back on, and we wish him bon voyage upon the sea of life. one hundred ninety-seven JOHN FRANCIS UNCLES " Jack ' " U. S. Army Indeptndence, Missouri Corporal (3), Captain (2, 1), Indoor Meet (1, 3, 2, 1), Manager Cullum Hall (2), Golf (2, 1), Furlough Book (3), Howitzer (1), Board of Governors (2, 1), Sun- day School Teacher (2). Expert Rifleman. A typically Irish name and typically Irish is John. With all the proverbial good nature, blarney and " pep " of the Irish, John could not help the popularity and success that have been his. He came to us directly from overseas, but whether John had any unusual experiences " over there " or not none of us know. It ' s impossible to get him to talk of himself on any subject. John has had a very great share of the honors and responsibilities of our class. It seems as though some new honor has always been just around the corner and it hasn ' t taken John long to turn that corner and get it. Apparently witliout effort he has always maintained a tenacious grip on the elusive tenths and has passed tiirougli all grades from Yearling Corp. to Battalion Commander. He has worn enough gold lace to outfit a Mexican general. In athletic endeavors John has chosen the more refined sports. Golf and handball are his own games. But bridge and billiards are his chief diversion. Sometimes, just to break the monotony, he lends his trained hand to the jileasant task of making the little spotted cubes take his dictation. The adage " Still water runs deep " had never a more eloquent proof than in the person of J. F. Uncles. You will never hear him, but just watch his achieve ments. loWl CO unci) I one Ininilreil iiiiit ' tjl-eii ht t- JOHN HUGHES WALLACE " JVally " 5th District, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa Corporal (3), Company Supply Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Indoor Meet (3, 2), Assistant Manager Football (2), Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter. DID you ever see a man from the Middle West who didn ' t herald that as tlie nerve center of the country, the seat of our civilization and culture? We of tlie other sections of our dear country, however, can concede tlieni only the nerve part plus a wonderful imagination. The subject of our analysis is no exception to the rule, and takes more pride in the height of Iowa corn than New Yorkers do in that of the ' oolworth Building. Having duly qualified for membership as such, he is a prominent and active member of the Horizontal Club, being an ardent worsliiper at the Altar of Morpheus. Not that he doesn ' t possess the proper amount of energy, but rather, technically speaking, we would say it was of a jjotential nature. Now, as regards P.S.-ing, he jumped the gun during liis plehe June Week and got a big lead on the rest of his classmates by strolling down the forbidden Flirtation walk witli one of the sweet young things. But by this little episode we do not wish to stamp Wally as a snake, that unnecessary type ever ubiquitous among men, for he is made of sterner stuff, and heeds not (too much) the rustle of a petticoat. Yet again, that might be because they don ' t wear tliem any more. Now, like all good k ' -dets and true, he lias piped graduation and freedom, but we are skeptical as to whether he will take advantage of and long enjoy the latter. Well, if he doesn ' t here ' s wishing him the proverbial luck and happiness, and may his troubles all be little ones. one hundred ninety-nine NL ' MA AUGUSTIN WATSOX " Xutna " At Large Fort Sheridan, Illinois C " orporal (3), First Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1), Golf Squad (2, 1), Assistant Editor Furlough Book. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. ¥ f (f NOVEMBER 2, 1918, meant to the lu.ijority of us the starting point of a new life, but to Numa it simply meant a change from observer to participant in Kaydet life, for he has been on tlie outside looking in for many years in spite of Hoffman and other Post nota- bles. Tliis advance information, coupled with a naturally serious outlook on life and a mania for spooniness, stood him in good stead during his ])lebe year, and the latter things have char- acterized him for the entire time. Being neither physically nor ambitiously inclined toward active participation in athletics, he has been content to support the Army teams from the stands, and devotes lots of his spare time along social lines. In this connection we would say that at a " tea fight " he has his field day. However, he does not restrict his activities to this class and few are the Saturday evenings that do not find him signed out " Hop with. " So far his claim that there is safety in ninnbers will have to be allowed, but even in a crowd there is usually one outstanding person. Beyond this we will not make predictions. The system of " tenth officers " did not thrust the first captaincy on him, and figuring con- versely we may .judge that he is not studiously inclined, but class standing is of little importance when one signs up as first, second and third choice: Infantry. two hundred THOMAS VAAROX WEBB " T. v. " iTii District, Alabama Heflin. Alabama Sergeant (2), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. HALF a measure of tlie laissez-faire disposition of the Southland, a slice of the fatalism of the Orient mixed with an untimely exuberance of the Occident and flavored sliglitly with northern blizzard gives Thomas Vaaron Webb. Alabama shipped him up here for four years ' penance and he so endeared himself to the powers that be tliat lie was nearly — very nearly — induced to remain an extra year. The first two years of T. V. ' s military career were spent in a frenzied race with the Academic Board for the retention of his uniform. Vaaron won by a young millimeter. Tlie latter half of liis stay here has been spent in showing tlie Academic Board that tliey were all wrong, and graduation alone stopped Vaaron ' s steady climb toward the Kngineers. His efficient work as company clerk of A Co. so impressed the War Department that ser- geant ' s chevrons graced his sleeves until he was mustered into the ranks of the Three Muske- teers of A Co. T. V. has placed the Corps first in all things, and he has done much to keep alive the old customs and traditions bequeathed to the class. As a friend in need he has been a friend indeed to many of the newer men who needed a helping hand, and as a loyal co-worker he has been hard to surpass. . ,.-,jS . _ two hundred on» JAMES KENDRICK WHETTON " Ken " 13th District, Massachusetts Needham Heights, Massachusetts Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2, 1), Football Squad (3), Cullum Hall (2), Manager of Hockey, Monogram (2), Pistol Sharp- shooter, Expert Rifleman. KEN is famous for foisting Dartmouth College propaganda and a Harvard accent upon un- suspecting classmates, and if not stopped he is apt to branch off into crazy dissertations u] on marrying a breadwinner, or a coupon-clipper, which latter is his ambition, even though a woman-hater, and non-hopoid, by principle. From his " Oriole, " or Fourth Class B days, till we see him as a First Class man, our Kendrick has been the terror of the P ' s — even the justly famous cube held no terrors for him — .•md witli the supercilious attitude of confidence peculiar to the genus engineer, he has lightly trodden the twisted and tortuous path of academics. His . ' ithletic efforts have been limited — football squad, yearling year, where he showed great l)ronuse — but could not overcome his handicap of lack of weight. For three years, however, he has been at the helm of the managerial staff of the hockey squad, where he makes more fuss than a hen with fifty chicks, but manages to deliver, somehow, which, after all, is what counts. Ken ' s cliaracter and personality would bear a lengthy and flattering treatment but herein we have no space for length, nor inclination for flattery. Therefore, let it suffice that his intriguing sense of humor is his greatest asset and his Puritan blood probably his greatest fault. He is level-headed and conscientious — that ' s why we say he will get there. c- foUITt! umbw . s " Pinth T.D... Whin Priieii( ' M, foi Tl, two hundred two GLENN CASTLE WILHIDE " Willie " Senatorial, Maryland Walkersville, Maryland Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), First Sergeant (1), Baseball (i, 3, 2, 1), " A " , Captain Baseball (2, 1), Football (3, 2, 1). " A " , Captain Football (2), Golf (1), Indoor Meet (2, 1), Athletic Rep- resentative, Rifle Sharpshooter, A.B.. B.A. CONTRARY to many views, Willie really is not versatile in the true meaning of the word, as he does few tilings, but does them well. His great contribution to Army athletics at once stands out prominently. Football for tlirt-e years and captain for one, baseball for four years and captain for two, form a record second to none, and his prowess will long be re- membered by Cadet and Middy alike. «. As a yearling he served as a " Corp., " and in pursuance of the time-honored custom tangled up in the matter of proper plcbe instruction. Whereupon he found himself involved with the T. D., who proni]itly honored him with walking privileges. Next as a second-class Lieutenant wc find hiTM so deeply involved in the intricacies of Philosophy that he sacrificed half of his much- prized C ' hristm.is leave to engineering upon P. Carter ' s advice. However, neither sacrifice was in vain, for by the grace of the gods he is still with us. Thus we see that as one who bones files, Willie never attempted to be prominent. Never- theless, as he always wanted tlie Infantry we have no doubt he ' ll be well satisfied when his assignment to a branch arrives, and also tint the branch will be even more satisfied than he. two hundred three rRAXCIS JENNINGS WILSON " Babe " 2nd District, Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Corjx)ral (3), Captain (2, 1), Fencing Squad (2), Manager Golf (2. 1), Indoor Meet (2), Hun- dredth Night (■!■), Furlough Book Staff (3), Choir (4. 3, 2. 1). How- itzer Board (1), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. THEY caUcd liini " Babe " in Colorado, and now Ihry call hiui " Babe " at tlie Point. Two thousand miles have failed to change it. And why, you ask. Wliy? Simply because what " Babe " had in Colorado to give him his name is just wliat makes us give him the same one. In other words, he has what all of our typical western lads have — the smile which wins your con- fidence, and then, liaving won it, keeps it. He never fails to make friends with everyone he meets, .ind at Cullum, particularly, they all want to know who that plump little man is who always goes " Buin-bum-te-bum " when he dances. This is no mere fruit of fancy; it is founded upon solid fact and four years ' close associa- tion. As manager of the Golf team he has had occasion to do business with Alex Taylor, a dealer in choice Golf ii.aberdashery ; and ' 0U know w) at Alex Taylor says: " A day witliout a smile profiteth thee nothing. " His straightforwardness, ever-present courtesy and keen appreciation of human nature are invaluable assets. They make him a center of attention at all gatherings, whatever their nature or occasion, and they will go further, they will make him a shining light in that far greater and more powerful fraternity, the . rmy. tico hundred four HENRY JAMES WOODBURY " Major " 2xD District, Maine Auburn, Maine Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2), Captain (1), Hockey, Numerals (3,, 2, 1), Star (2), Rifle Sharp- shooter. THE ))ast year and tlie Coin ' s shake-up brought many changes, but none quite so star- tling as tlie addition of this bona fide runt to tlie bolshevik flanker battalion. However, witli tlie a))|)earance oi stars on his collar tlie third " bat " accepted its " little Napoleon " without a iiiuriiiur. ' ll ■rl■ oiu-c our Hciirv prayed for Motlier Nature to answer tlie call of the Missouri National at the sound of first call he now concentrates his efforts before a full-length mirror, assisted by a striker in the person of a soireed plebe. Being an inherent shinny artist fresh from the .Maine woods, he handles a sabre so that there is no question about what stirs the feminine audience at parades. Coming from the North, it is not surprising that the Major plays a good game of Hockey. He has been a member of the s(]uad for the past three years. Although he seems a cute little fellow when he assumes that determined attitude, as only a runt can, you can almost picture the shearing of rivets and the bending of eye-bars as he shoves thru a big job for Uncle Sam. And in the final analysis he has stood the test, and stood it well. A sincere friend, always willing to lend whatever help he was able, he leaves us with the deteriiiiii.it ion to make good. two hundred five FRED JAMES WOODS " Woody " U. S. . rmy Rochester, N. Y. Corporal (3), Lieutenant (2, 1), Hockey (4, 3, 2). Monogram, Northfield " Conference (3), Rifle Sharpshooter (3, 1), Pistol Marks- PICTURE the area of South Barracks filled with a mottled crew of new cadets clothed in every conceivable uniform, from brown derby top-lids to O. D. spiral puttees. This was the setting into which young " Red " was ushered on a fine November morning in 1917, fresh from the transports of France. " Red " with his little Charlie Chaplin moustache and shock of pink liair added a bit more of local color to the already tinted picture. Fred is as full of pep as a shad is full of bones, and after grinding through a monotonous ])lebe year, he crashed into Yearling summer camp with a crash tliat resounded from the din- ing-hall of Semi)le School to the dormitories of Vassar. Each week saw him surrounded by the customary group of fair admirers, which seemed to vary from week to week. Brmiette or lilondc he cares not, and as long as she is fair and clever. Fred never falters. I would not Iiave you believe that " Red " believeth in fatiguing toil. No. His motto seems to be to work when you work and play when you play, and from the results that he has ob- tained it seems that the application of sucli a motto will make many lasting friends and satisfied commanding officers. G SlCCfSsI iodoD .tl|i ffl Kalpc two hundred six WESLEY WOODWORTH YALE " Rabbi " Honor School Buffalo New York Corporal (3), Sergeant ( ' 2), In- door Meet (4), Furlo Book Staff, Howitzer Board (1), Ring Com- mittee, lOOtli Night Squad ( ' 2. 1), Cheerleader (2, 1), Officer Dialec- tic Society (2, 1), Catholic Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Expert Rifleman, Pistol Shar])shooter. iditbnl GRAVE is the pity that for one blessed with such varied talents the possible lines of occupation are so few, indeed. But nativity, like death, must reap its toll. Despite the fact that the Declaration opines tliat all men are created equal, the Rabbi ' s pro- fession will perforce be that of either dry goods merchant or theatrical producer. In the first category his latent talents are as yet untried, but should he be able to sell clothing as successfully as he has refrained from buying it as a cadet his fortune is made. On the otiier hand, liis tlieatrical productions the past two Hundredth Niglits have caused Broadway producers to lierald the coming of a new prophet — such being their first thought. A keen sense of humor is capital whose value no fluctuation of the market can impair; and on this " Wes " has well-nigh secured a corner on the market. His merry jocosity in- fallibly serves as litmus paper when the Point begins to take on the hue of the Danish capital. " II faut que tout le monde voie tout en rose " in the presence of such verbal sunshine, and in spreading this above he has been an inijM)rtant factor in the class equation. Needless to say, this does not comprise all that Wesley spreads, as his imagination oft grows apace. When ' 22 goes front and center the Corps will have lost and the Army will have gained a real personality. . two hundred seven V J] fm stx Class d rgani ations (BUiaxi G. H. Olmsted President F. M. Greene Vice-President C. V. Schuyler Secretary H. P " . BoDiNE, Jr Treasurer D. R. Dance Historian G. C. WiLHiDE ithleiic Representative iioarb of ( obernorsi, Jf irst Clasg Club C. J. Barrett, CItairman ex-officio J. E. McDavid, Jr. O. R. Cook G. H. Olmsted I.. Mathewson J. R. Pierce ?|op iHanagerfiJ W. H. KvLE, Senior Hop Manager G. C. Mudgett D. R. Dance G. H. Olmsted M. F. Grant R. W. Raynsford L. Mathewson T. F. Straub g. iH. c. . W. H. Kyle, President H. A. Meyer, Vice-President two hundred tight two hundred nine two hundred ten ,wo hundred eleven Casualties w R. Andtrson J. W. Armstrong, Jr. B. F. Ascher M W. Baird H. K. Baker y F. Barrv, Jr. D. K. Bash J. R. Basset G. E. Baughman J. L. Baum, Jr. E. Van H. Bauserman D. W. Berry S. M. Bird J. H. Blair H A. Bossart T. V. Bouldin C. R. Breden W S. Brokenshire B. M. Brvan M P. Brvant F. H. Bunnell C. C. Cavender G. W. Crist, Jr. C. C. Cuzzort K. S. Dale G. V. Daniels J. C. Davis F. M. Dempsev H K. Dixon L. Dolaii A. F. Diinvon D P. Edwards J. P. Evans D Z. Field L. W. Fix R. M. Foster F. A. Garrecht, Jr. L. G. Goldman W. McC. Goodman R. T. Goodwyn, Jr. O. J. Gottlieb J. B. Gowen C. W. Gray S. M. Grayson E. C. Greiner V. A. Hamilton R. G. Harding C. N. Hare H. H. Harris S. Harris, Jr. F. S. Hoefer W. R. James J. H. Kane M. Kaplan H. D. Kehm J. C. King O. B. Knight H. H. Kuppinger C. Lewis J. C. Lowry D. M. Lindsay K. F. Lueder C. Lund W. H. Maglin H. L. McGrath S. A. McGann E. A. INLatson A. D. Mead. Jr. F. B. Mendenhall J. V. Merrill R. E. ISIorgan, Jr. G. D. Munch C. W. Nist H. W. Olson P. H. Olson D. L. Perrv E. H. Pfeiflfer G. F. Puffer R. N. Ransom E. W. Rasmeusen J. W. Rigney R. R. Roberts V. V. Roby J. K. Ruckleshaus R. E. Russell J. B. Senecal P. S. Sears S. P. Stanley P. C. Serff B. L. Sibray W. L. Scott, Jr. G. S. Smith J. A. Smith M. H. Smith O. N. Stewart B. H. Sullivan H. H. Taylor W. A. D. Thomas A. R. Titus J. R. Van Meter E. Vaughn, Jr. J. P. Wallace F. S. Warren N. A. Wedum N. H. Wendell, Jr. J. A. Whelen, Jr. J. H. Miite, Jr. W. L. Wilkinson J. G. Wilson two hundred twelve CLASS HISTORY PERADVENTURE, the suggestion emanated from the deliberations of the Supreme Council that, as the final move in the preparations for the great Allied offensive in the fall of 1918. there should he colleeted at West Point for a short period of intensive training the Hower of what remained of America ' s young manhood on this side of the Atlantic. In order to add a bit of sea- soning to this noble mixture tliere should be returned the best there was in our armies on the other side. At any rate. Novenilx-r ' 2nd and the ensuing days of the montli saw assembled at West Point some four hundred embryo generals. Regardless of tlie source of the idea, it was evident from then on it would bear fruit in abund.mee. Our auspicious advent into the Military . cademy was preceded by the unfortunate receipt at the Cadet Store of countless odd articles of O. I), clothing. These strange garments, having been duly sorted, each incoming Heast found himself the recipient of .1 prize package containing approxi- mately one blouse, a ])air of breeches and a most oddly projx)rtioned jneee of apparel, which we later discovered was to serve as an overcoat. .Atop this royal regalia w.as mounted an unhealthy-looking service hat whose crown was adorned with .a jaundiced band, emblematic of ' tis not known what — possibly an omen of dire misfortune. Our hosts during the in- terval of time once known as Beast Barracks consisted of Tacs, under the .able leader- ship of the (iodfather of all plebes, M.ijor Walthall. A rumor current .at th.it time was to the effect that these men were of natures too severe to permit of them coming into contact with the poor, pe.ice-loving defenders of the Fatherland. As a re- sult of all observations made and experiences undergone during the rather eventful month of Xovember, dissent- ing voices to this popular report were seldom heard. M lf?l I two hundred thirteen M tTiiPii As stars in the Beast Bar- racks Burlesque they scin- tiUatingly slione, not one who did not know liis lines, and the only cue was a pro- truding chin or a hollow clirst. Sometime during the month — recollections of dates about that time being rather hazy — we became aware through some devious source that an armistice had been signed, and that to us was, temporarily at least, denied tlie privilege of fighting for freedom and all that goes " " ru ., witli it. In passing it might lie advisable to add that the . •— . .s- .-. ,» .!. tight to prevent being freed began just about then, as our formal introduction into tiie lair of the Lord of Least Siiuarts, the Count of Calculus or the Duke of Descrip, as you may choose to dub him, soon gave )jroof that there was fighting aplenty to be done here. Being somewhat adept tacticians we promptly learned that in the XY sector a gain of twenty tenths on the front of three units is nothing at which to be scoffed. Following this introduction there awaited us one more conventional presentation which still haunts the memory on nights when indiscretion gets the better of judgment and one partakes too freely of pumpkin pie. On November thirtieth we cast ourselves at the tender mercies of the lordly class whose entry preceded ours by a scant four months. No doubt both we and they proved to each other a bitter trial. Yet, if we failed to make it pleasant for them it was no fault of ours, as every effort was duly expended to prevent aggravating the Gray Plebcs, as they were sometimes classified by the officers on the post. When at length our belated donning of Kaydet gray took place tlie process was hailed with much glee, as then for the first time ' 22 assumed in outward apjjearance its natural color. The winter passed all too swifth ' , as we were gradually learn- ing what was to be expected of us and systematically determining upon the easiest way of doing it. ] Iattress drill soon assumed its imjxjrtant place in our daily exercise, and was easily voted the most pojiular form of calisthenics. Our field of knowledge was at the s.une time broadened by finding out that the ice need not be off tlie river for a jjlebe to indulge in an occasional swim to Newburgh. This and similar indulgences tended to keep a plebe physically fit despite his otherwise easy life. The opening of the basketball season gave the first informa- tion to the athletic world that our class was not destitute of prowess. We contributed Johnson. R. H.. Kessler and Pfeiflfer, who through- out rendered a good account of themselves. Shortly afterward the theatergoing element at West Point was likewise forced to bow recognition to the new class. In the Hun- dredth Night Minstrel Show our mirth-provoking group of come- dians, Haas, Caldwell, Clark and McGrath, particularly distin- guished themselves, covering themselves with glory and the audi- ence with grins. But, alas, all is not comedy at West Point. Tlie Ichs of March tico hundred foiirleen . rs, m were witness to the fact that Col. Echols, hithtrto re- strained from l.-.ying hands on us, vengefuUy reaped a grim harvest. When the West Shore Limited had rounded the bend a hasty •count disclosed the fact that our ranks had been depleted to the extent of about one hundred files, blank and otiicrwise. During March we liad our initial opportunity of witnessing wliat evolution had transpired in tlie world teyond limit gates when the Corps served as Guard ol Honor at the 27th Division Parade in New York City. The greater part of our pro- gram consisted in the sight- seeing tour up Fifth Aveime, the chief jjoints of interest for the plebes being the collars of their respective front rank files. However, it served to break the monotony, and for this we were duly thankfni. Suddenly the mystery surrounding the oft-ri ' |)t ated threats of the great sjjring was cleared away and we found ourselves braving the force thereof in a state of utter unpreparedness. Yet, the only ])osition to be taken was one some few centimeters in the rear, to which line a desperate battalion of chins was driven after heroic and stubborn resistance. In this new position we were daily and ofttimes nightly schooled in the manual of arms. The object of this exercise was to con- vince the drillmasters that they were not alone in the ability to remove an F. D. hat without raising a hand. Throughout the b.iseball season Wilhide w.is continually crowding the box score with a most •corpulent batting average, while our dre.-ided i)air of snipers, .McCir.-itii and .Milton, were proving theinsehes the Army ' s aces on the mound. ,Iune week marked the transformation of .-m ordin. ' irv grou|) of plelies into a baml of skilled artisans, each one jjossessing a rare versatility. I ' Or ex.-im|)le, the half-hour or so before reveille would find a husky fourth classm;in perched elf-jikc on the perilously narrow ledge of a mantel- piece giving a faultless reiulition of a cuckoo ' s ode to sunrise — in the dual capacity of alarm clock and professional entertainer. Breakfast would find him in the McSweeney role, martyr to a cause. Faint from lack of food he would then re- pair to the hills and with the apparent nu ' ght of a piano mover transport minia- ture forests to the gym as decorations for our inaugural ho)). Graduation Parade marked the final ])assing of the Student Officer Class, which had. as a whole, refrained from assisting in our iiersecution. It is barely probable that we had then a common foe. Their departure was accompanied by recognition, whose arrival was none too hasty. It was then that we condescended to include cer- tain of the upper classmen among our list of acquaintances — nothing snobbish Colors at the 27th Division Parade about US. Iiro hundred fifteen I? r June ] nil we were in- stalled with inueh pomp and cireniony in Carap Siblej ' , our summer resort in the Highlands, millions of miles away from elassroom worrj ' . It sounds so far away yet, geograpliically speaking, our delightful camp site was lo- cated just off Tenth Avenue, in the ver_v lieart of West Point ' s business district. This proved to be a new and ideal existence. Lj ' ing in the cool shade of the catacombs by day and on the gently un- dulating ridges of the tent floor by night one wondered wliy beds were invented, or ' •Old Summer Camf " even desired, for that matter. For the first time the class cobras found the opportu- nity to bask their shimmering skins in the light of ladies ' smiles and writhe unrestrictedly .along Flirtation Walk. The Fourth of July Parade presented a rare spectacle, reserved seats for which were located in the cupola of the hotel. The hundred and forty-third anniversary of our great Declaration was celebrated by the display of every upper classman ' s conception of the costume which permitted of the greatest freedom of movement. Any designer from the Tropics who witnessed this performance doubtless obtained a few striking ideas for his summer creations. Our last night in camp was duly celebrated by Camp Illumination. On this memorable occa- sion the tents appeared en masque, varying in their representation from an Oriental tearoom to a Twelfth Street bar. After the cam]) comedians had furnished their share to the general amusement fund all seagoing couples repaired to the billowy floor constructed in General P-rade and manoeuvres came off despite the rough sailing. Little did we dream as we struck camp the follow- ing morning that we were adding the closing phrases to one of the most delightful chapters of the story of life at West Point. However, this jiroved to be the case, as Camp Sibley went on rec- ord as the last real Summer Camp. W e may consider ourselves honored in having had the last of the long line of Cor))orals who were busted in Yearling Camp. There followed a bitter war of manoeuvre in which the Grays and the Whites alternately ])ursued one an- other with unrelenting vigor from West Point to Monroe vf I two hundred nu-le ' n -1 m and return. During the hike it was our good fortune to become acquainted with the sensation of supreme happiness whicli is invari- ably attendant upon a dawn attack. The feeling is the same, whether the game be for fun or for blood. To tlie average Cadet the latter would be far more accept- able, as there is then the chance of some stray bullet causing him to resume his rudely interrupted slumbers. Upon the signing of the armistice between the con- tending forces we returned to the old war of position, with the main objectives always lying in zone 2.0 or above. ,, ,, , ,. ,, , • ' % ,, „ , hothmg vu i,-arlwg Hike root bail season opened with every man determined to settle once and for all the supremacy of land over naval forces when meeting on terra firm.i. But such was not to be the case, as the Polo Grounds on the dav of the Xavv Ciame ))resiiit((l an ideal setting for the launching of a dreadnaught. The football drive at length came to a standstill when the lines were stabilized some fiw yards in front of Navy ' s goal. Throughout this campaign Wilhide served as Chief of Operations, witli Davidson, Greene and Bryan conunanding important sectors on the front line. About this time we held the first election for class officers and, in doing so, wisely chose George Olmsted to l)e the Moses to lead us through the remaining years of trials and tribulations at West Point. Now came the first rewards for our .le.-ulemic efforts when, on December 23rd, the majority of our class boarded tiie train for liouie. The class reassembled on New Year ' s Eve for our Christ- ni. ' is leave banquet, and just to show Congress that we were beliind them to a man, we endeavored to enforce the V ' olstead Act by making New York City dry. Wrapt in the warm folds of friendly red comforters, we lazily let the winter roll past. Why could we not have held on to it forever? Alas, another indication that evolution is in the atmo.s- phere at West Point. This winter proved to be the very last of these long, restful periods, disturbed neither bj ' intramural strife nor by signal communication. As a conclusion to the 1920 basketball season we matched for the first time our basket tossers against those of the Navy. Being good sports, we refused to take full adv.intage of the Middies ' numerous fouls, with tiie result that we came out on the short end of a rather close score. .lohnson, R. H., and Kessler ably upheld our end of the burden. In March Congress again revised the plans for our graduation. A rider to the Military Academy . |)i)ropriations Bill afforded every man in the Academy the option of graduation in three years, as planned, or remaining an I jgT ' . itif H extra year. It also reinstated the four-year nH g l the Academy. The ■l H I unanimously decided to graduate in June, 1 11 jT l H H OUT contained only of eyes to which the glitter of a gold bar was ,,—Skag— Comforter more appealing than three merited service tvi) hundred sn-enteen (tfcision Fuih Banquet stripes. T li nevertheless resulted in no division of our class until their graduating in ' 1. As winter mellowed into spring we felt that just around the corner lav the fiilfillnu ' iit (it our every pipe dream — furlough was on the road. Acting under this stim- ulus of what lay in store we rose nobly to the situation confronting us. namely, the bucking up of the plebes prior to their donning Corps chevrons which we were soon to lay aside for higher things. In April we lost the Bray. This had been the first ef- fort at a Corps publication. From the outset it had prom- ised to be a success and was well on the road thereto when it was the victim of a rather violent death — no strangulation from competing papers or heart trouble from lack of circulation — it was sandbagged and went down with- out a struggle or a cry. Our class handled both the business and the editorial ends, and too much credit cannot be given Spalding for the excellent manner in which he edited the paper, or to Olmsted, McGrath. Taylor and the others who assisted him. Its absence was sorely felt, as it had become a most welcome week-end guest. The baseball season provided another keen disappointment, as we had as yet to taste goat-meat and the jinx remained unbroken. The N ' avy brought her long-range guns into play during the early innings, when they dropped a salvo of home runs into Chesapeake Bay. Our only solace lay in the fact that when the day of retribution should arrive far sweeter would be the fruits of victory — or shall we say revenge . ' June Week brought with it no rest for the oppressors of the Plebes. Daily was Major Xewgarden at home to the Yearling Class on the target range from the time Phoebus watered his steeds until he locked his stable door at night. While the above-mentioned charioteer was ))iloting his fiery chargers through space we were directing myriads of bullets across the polo flats. An occasional bit of bad news semaphored from the pits by means of a scarlet standard failed to dishearten us, and in the end our efforts were rewarded by the compilation of an enviable record on the range. Straub proved the hero of the tourney. Since we ' ve never yet heard of Ted wast- ing anything — not even a shot — on his shoulders naturally fell the honor of high score. For the first time since our entry into the iVcadeniy we at- tended a real graduation parade, and endured the pain of bidding farewell to friends we had in the graduating class. It isn ' t so hard to forgive a man when he is leaving — no matter liow he lias strained your patience or your neck. As the " Dashing White Sergeant " prances through one ' s ears, imkind introspection whispers that it ' s not so long until ' 22 goes front and center to take a last look at the drawn-u)) battalions which we all too soon are to leave. But then kind retrospection sang to the Furlough Class that half tlie race was run. At the conclusion of the graduating exercises in wliit-li Cien. Maju two hundred eighte Pershing made an address to the graduates, the Corps was drawn up in hollow squari and tlie new uiake-list wa read, where each received a lioped-for appointment or endured a keen and unex- pected disappointment. Then there followed a run on tin Cadet Store which made tin proprietor of that establish- ment glad for once tli it in was not runninjf a bank, as everyone demanded gold and would take no substitute. Then a mad rush for suit- cases and we ascended into the clouds on the start of the greatest of adventures — I ' urlo, the realization, the Mecca of every Yearling pipe-dream. Mr. Webster narrowly calls Furlo a leave of absence. It means so nuich more — it ' s almost a living spirit. When Furlo is past there can loom up only a future studded with responsil)ilities. It ' s the last ehaiiee a e.idet has to be free of responsi- bilities. Knowing well these things, he throws wide the gates, and with ;in attitude of " coute qu ' il coute, " he inw.-irdly declares his intention of experiencing e ery existing thrill, tasting every known beverage, and. lastly, finding the only girl before the chapter has closr-d. It marks also a transi- tion in his life from the state of underclassman (recognized or not, it little matters) to the station of an upperclassman, a man of ex|)erience. one who ' s tasted of the best that West Point affords — Furlo. This treasure w.is spent in just so many divirs manners as tiiere veri spenders. . s the curtain was lowered on tiie last seem-, the class reassembled at the .Vstor for Furlough l uupiet. We then officially adojited .M.ijor W altli.ill as our Patron Saint. On our return to ' est Point we discovered ourselves the ranking class in the Corps which then numbered over a thousand. Of this number some three hundred Yearlings iiad just returned from Camp I)ix. Pursuant to the plan of abolishing Sum- mer Camp with its im.iginary evils, the Third Class h;id suuunered, or rather sweltered, at Camp Dix, with the horrors of which we only too soon were to become .-lequainted. The idea was to furnish the cadets a taste of .Army life under service conditions, .and to have i)raetical experience with troops. During the absence of both the exiled and Furlough cl.asses. a new form of life had sprung into being ;it West Point. There awaited us some six hundred Plebes, who from outward .ippearances had been informed that they should try to be indulgent witii the npperclassmen whom they shortly would come to reg.ard as eligible for friendshi]). This attitude was another product of the aforemen- tioned evolution. Dejirived of a Plebe ' s heri- t.ige of Beast Barracks, tliey h.id under- gone a sununer of instruction along general lines under the tutelage of the Tactical Department. Here was a man-sized job cut out for every one in the class. . side from the responsibility attendant upon this deplorable situation our brains soon wire befogged and our souls haunted by the Academic Department ' s new line-up. Colonels Carter, Robinson and Willcox, providing a trii le threat of heretofore unencountered mystery. How high is up. and what color is an . ' torn? Probably unsolved till this day. However, the bark was more severe than the two hundred nineteen INNINGS 12(3l4|5|67|8f9iiO|llT2 iNAVV 03300 1000 _iRMY 10051 00 I Figures Don ' t Lie bite, as tlu- only loss ciidured was one stripe from the un- pressed sleeve of Budge Smith, who promptly be- came a good Yearling. That Fall witnessed the advent of Intramural ath- letics. The new week- ly schedule provided for two days each of ath- letics and drill. As a result of this the jjlace took on the a])|)earanee of ancient Athens on Field Day. Bands of scantily clad cadets rushed hither and thither in the ))rocess of mastering some new sport. From the midst of this scene of life and youthful activity there floated the ghost of a noble old soul whose day was done, his usefulness gone, and his official welcome rescinded. To those of us who mournfully witnessed his exit this spirit was familiarly known as the Winter Deadbeat. His epitaph might well read: " Gone, but not forgotten. " Christmas leave served as a welcome interruption to the Winter drills and arctic athletics. Those of us who still could travel unsupijorted or on crutches, seized upon this respite like a boxer does on his rest between the nth and n-j-l rounds of a battle to the finish, to get a taste of recreation that wasn ' t intramurally tainted. McGrath and Yale presented a rare treat to the lovers of musical comedy in their Hundredth Night production, " Out of the Yeast. ' In the words of the baker it was a rising success. " F ' urlo Girl, " the hit of the show, has now displaced the S tar Spangled Banner in at least one household where Kaydet slang is the court language. The Corps that Winter ventured into two new branches of intercollegiate sport: Wrestling and Boxing. Our longer ex- perience with the Academic r Department had doubtless instilled a keener conception of the art of grappling than was possessed by members of the other classes. This was evidenced by the achievements of the class representatives on the wrest- ling team, Carmouche, Mc- David and Greene invariably showing their ojiponents a few pointers in the game of lock and roll. The lone ven- ture into the fistic field was attended with signal success when our exponents of Mar- quis de Queensberry ' s gentle pastime won the meet with the U. of P. team. The versa- tile Mr. Olmsted satisfac- torily displayed his ability to two hundred twenty Bead: Party plant a leather-covered paw on a man ' s chin with violence of an intensity equaled only by the gentleness with which he employs the same member when it is encased in a wiiite silk glove. No, he doesn ' t stroke a man ' s chin then. With the arrival of Spring a new fuel was provided for our pi])es. June would set- us First Classmen. How long we ' d been fancying a sleeve adorned with three service stripes above the wrist I It didn ' t matter particularly what was su])ported by the upper arm, but still we weren ' t too aged to forbid youthful ambition liaving an occasional inning. It wouldn ' t be half bad to wear six or even seven stripes grouped three and three or three and four — not four and five, nor even five and ten. Sad combinations of numbers, these last two. Throughout the baseball season the air seemed charged with the idea tiiat something was going to break. And as the only thing or person about here wliich iiadn ' t previously been busted or placed in jeopardy thereof was the Navy jinx, it was unanimously chosen to be the object of rupture. And in the last days of May it came to pass. Facing a terrible Navy lead, the old Mule came to life, and seizing Wilhide ' s bat he knocked the hall, the game and the jinx almost across the Hudson. So ended the first phase of retaliation. Our class endured another inad -to-order June Veek in which the caliber of our weapons in- creased to 15. ' ) millimeters. Coast Artillery was the daily diet, wiiich should have consisted of the making of preparations for a life therein. May tiie June Week looming up in tiie not far distant future be crowded witii release from quarters and walking privileges, the unfrequented path along the river being prefer.ible to the beaten one near Barracks so often followed on Saturday afternoons. An inforin.al gradu.ition ni.irked the passing of tliose seventeen members of our class who pre- ferred being the lowest ranking men in the Army to a year of existence as the highest ranking in- dividuals outside tlie Cleneral Staff— First classmen tiiey might have been. Hut their choice has ])roven not overly unwise, as their emblem of rank soon clianged from gold to silver. In their par- ticular case it might have proved a s.aving scheme to have purchased gold-plated silver bars at the outs e t. It ' s remarkable what economical ideas one comes upon as a result of trading at the Cadet Store. " The ends must meet, " fiercely cries the fractured femur. Sunrise on .lune 13th found us aboard the good shi)) " Absolam Baird " bound for ))orts unknown. Sunset caught us disembark- ing on the deserted shores of Fisher ' s Island. But ' twas as Columbus opined, that those footsteps in the sand indicated inhabitants on the island. And so we found it, inhabited by a charming race of people. The islanders exposed a well-kept golf course to the ravages of all ( if OU Conii ' Ground " OUT members of Scottish two hnndiid ticentii-ono fm zalry Camp dfsceiit. A ivw turiDws ploughed by wieldtrs of more or less trusty irons served as a basis for the rumor that we were representatives of an Iowa Agricultural school. For ten days our existence savored strongly of the Utopian. Food there was, and in abundance. Sleep was there — long and uninterrupted. Work there wasn ' t, — and no one de))lored the lack thereof. The class was afforded the privileges of the Hay Harbor Club, and in taking ad- vantage of the o])i)ortunities afforded, golf and tennis tournaments furnished wild excite- ment for the wielders of racquet and brassie alike. Memories of beach parties (with and without) will long linger with those who were willing to risk being near the water. Regret was much in evidence as we re-embarked, sang the closing lines of " On, Brave O ' Flaherty, " and drifted down the Sound toward New York. Then followed a series of weary weeks punctuated by life-sustaining week-ends spent as far from Camp Dix as time and exchequer would permit. The granting of week-end leaves was .-dl that saved the President from granting a few lumdred pardons for desertions. A delightful interlude to the dry drama came in the form of a trip for the First Class to Aber- deen Proving Grounds. The week spent there was fraught with hours of observation. The sched- ule as it ajjjjeared at first glance bore the usual earmarks of an intensive series of soirees. On the contrary, it proved to be a most instructive and interesting period. Everything — obsolete, obsolescent and serviceable — in the way of ordnance was brought before us to be either examined, marveled at or tested. For our especial benefit everything was fired, from a machine gun to the new sixteen-inch rifle. One day was spent at Edgewood Arsenal, the research plant of our Chemical Warfare Service. To add a little unexpected spice to the trip we were unsuspectingly led into the mustard gas and tear vapor jilants. On leaving the l.-itter we might have been taken for a group of professional mourners. The dav was concluded with a lawn party, followed by a hop at the Officers ' Club. The Army isn ' t so bad, after all. It was with sincere regret that we boarded the Aberdeen special to return to Camp Dix. Back at Dix we realized that we were face to face with a hundred and fifty mile walk, bounce or jolt as the case might be, and promptly made preparations for same. We soon came to grasp the full import of our status as junior officers. The practical gist of it all was that, having received the Woolworth prescription from one ' s consulting tactical officer, it is the patient ' s privilege to greet the generous donor with a cheery, courteous, sincere and military " Good day, sir ' when next encountering his highness. The First Class Club has })roved a fitting sanctuary in which the devotees of the late Elwell have poured out their tithes. The quietude of this haven was broken only by the intermittent clicking of the ivories (spheres, not cubes, being meant), as some embryo Hoppe made a high run of two. On Friday evenings the class has assembled for what is officially known as a smoker, at which meet- ing, however, tobacco is officially prohibited, the only smoke in evidence being that arising from smoldering resentment against the literal execution of general ordinances. What a breadth fti operation for such narrowness of vision ! The busy winter was begun with a series of bargain sales of all types of officers ' equipment. Any article exhibited whose list price was $1.98 might be had at the special price of $.5.86. At least, that ' s the way it appeared when adding up the score after an afternoon ' s sliopping tour. Yet, why consider the check book when it is the secret ambition of every one of us to be the s]X)oniest second lieutenant in the Army? Even the absolute goats imagined that by June they would rank a mounted branch and the sale of boots rose accordingly. The day isn ' t so far distant when a new crop of shave- tails will blusliingly acknowledge the salute of some stray M. P. and inwardly glory in the reverence that is due their rank. In single line we watch the Corps as it passes by in review, probably the last time that we ' ll be physically together as an entire class. But, bound by the ties of friendship, and by our love for West Point and its ideals, we ' ll remain forever a body intact, striving always to live up to the principles for which the Class of ' 22 has stood. Iwn hundred twenty-two = f i - FISHER ' S ISLAND THE return to iioniial after the breakini - up of routine by the war was sio-iiahzed by tlie deeisioii to send the First Chiss on the annual trip to one of tlie Coast Defense Forts. Fort Wrii ht on Fisher ' s Ishnid was ehosen as the ' " jjredicted jjoint, " and tliere we went under tlie ui(huK ' e of lajor Ilines and his efficient staff. Our trip had a very inauspicious be iiuiiny, as reveille on June l. ' Jth was at 4:30 A. 1.. much to our chagrin and mortification. However, for some unknown reason, everyone was finally turned out and we found ourselves, suitcases, knee- lenj -th i)acks, golf bags and all. embarking on the good ship " Absolam Baird " when the reveille gun was fired. At this jiarting salute we shoved off down the river, looking i ' or all the world like a mob of immigrants off for the ])romised land. The journey on the boat was very pleasant, unmarred exce])t for the howls of Villy Wilson ' s agony octette and the rattle of bones on the deck. I mean, of course, cubical bones and not the Iniman or animal variety. There were other dis- tractions, however, for " Pat " McCrrath. after ex|)loring the ship from bow to stern, came to the upper deck and hung on the whistle rope for five minutes, and then wondered why the ]Mate made such a fuss over a little thing like that. Fjven with all this bedlam, the sleepers were in a i)aradise and. finding a warm, sunny spot near the funnel, woke up at six o ' clock in the afternoon l)urned to a brilliant cerise. At about hilf past seven that evening we arrived at the island of our dreams, filled with a very eager, cadet-like curiosity and that em])ty feeling which only a P. ]M. E. lunch can create. Ve were immediately marched to barrack " -, and after selecting our bunks, rushed to the mess hall. tieo hundred twcnty-tliree ' K- m The next day our work began. Breakfast in Unionalls, drill from eight until eleven, and the rest of the day free. Drill began with d u ni ni y ammunition and after a few days the crew became very expert. The rammer detail became so ex- tremely proficient that it " Home Rammed " one shell that took the whole crew half an hour nome ixam to .se])arate irom the gun. When the pow- der detail was able to juggle a tray full of dummy ]K)wder without endangering the rest of the crew, we were pronounced qualified to fire. The canvas square towed by a tug and serving as a target |)roved to be an illusive bird to wing. However, we were informed that if it had been any kind of a boat larger than a canoe, most of our shots would have been " hits. " Drill, while very interesting, was not, by far, the thing which most endeared the island to us. Xo, far from it. Our time was our own from eleven o ' clock in the morning until taps. The Sound, only five minutes ' walk from barracks, offered a decidedly cool reception to any who cared to accept its hospitality. The red comforter squad was in its element — breezes played over the bunks from morning till night — the attraction Avas irresistible. A blanket and a pair of bones could command a crowd at any time — P.S ' er Graham could be heard at all hours of the day singing his swan song to the galloping dominoes, " Come on, dice, seven and we shoot the whole ten cents. " The Yacht Club of Fisher ' s Island veiy kindly extended to us the ])rivileges of their club house, tennis courts and golf links during our stay. The golf fiends s])ent their time and most of their friends ' money knocking balls into the Sound from some of the more difficult holes. A golf and tennis tournament among the members of the Class was arranged and played off during spare moments. There was sailing for those who liked it, and some who didn ' t like it tried it — once. On our arrival at the island there was a most lamentable dearth of femmes. The ratio for the first few days was about one femme to ten cadets. However, these conditions were somewhat imjjroved thru the efforts of ] Iajor ITines and several of the Officers of the Post. One of Jim hundred liniilii-foiir E3 the ladies in XeA - Lon- don was induced to bring over all the avail- able fenunes there for a hop one night and the rest was easy. The im- mediate result was an exodus of cadets to Xew London on the boat every afternoon. On tlie 18th, the Class was invited to visit the Xaval Sub- marine Base above New London for the pur- pose of inspecting the submarines and shops and afterwards to have tea with the Command- ing Officer, Captain Berrien. We went over on one of the Mine Planters and on our arrival were received by several of the Xaval Officers on duty there. Each Officer took a section of ten or twelve cadets thm a sul)marine and explained all the intricacies of an under-water lx at. We were also taken thru the Torpedo shops, where the construction and operation of a torpedo were explained to us. ' hen our tour of inspection was finished we were conducted to the quarters of the Commanding Officer. Here we were received and treated like kings by Captain and Mrs. Berrien. They seemed to be pretty well acquainted with the proverbial characteristic of cadets, for they insisted oil serving us tea cakes, sherbet, tea, candy and nuts until we all felt like stags at a feed hop. Captain Berrien ' s Fili])ino orchestra played for us and we had a jolly get-together party over Xavy games past and future. On our dejiartvu-e. oiu- hosts obliged us with a 4 X " yell, and we tried to express our thanks by a cheer for our friends the enemy. The Officers in charge had arranged our work so that we could leave on Satur- ay noon for a week-end pass if we so desired. All those on whom Lady Luck ha l smiled made a dash for X ' ew York and foreign parts, while the l)oor, indigent and those who had met " someone " on the island made ar- rangements for a hop at one of the hotels and beach parties along the Sound. Everyone who remained on the island had a wonderful time and the " Coast " gained many supporters in the Class of ' 22. The final hop was given at one of the hotels on the island, and, while the resources of Xew London were hundred twenty-five strained to the utmost, stags were as usual pre- dominant, outnumber- ing the drags by three to one. The Otticers from the Submarine Base were invited, but due to some dehiy did not arrive until very late in the evening. When the Naval con- tingent finally did ar- rive, it was found that Captain Berrien had foreseen that we would " Cease F,rwg " have enough femmes and had very thoughtfully brought along a number of dancing partners for us. The hop man- agers grew wild-eyed and had to send hurry calls to barracks to rout out some of the disgruntled stags who had gone home despairing of ever getting a dance. When our stay at the island drew to a close, we boarded the noble mine planter, " Absolam Baird, " very reluctantly, the thought of leaving this island paradise and those generous rations, delicately pre])ared by the best mess sergeant in the army ( " Send him a box of cigars " ), for the unknown rigors of a sunmier at Camp Dix was anything but cheering. The Post Band turned out at the dock and, as the boat pulled out, played " Army Blue, " while the Class, standing at rigid attention with bared heads, gave a touching and soulful rendition of " Good-bye O ' Flaherty. " A few cheers — a few songs — faint strains from the band on the dock — and in the lowering (hisk the island where we had s])ent ten happy days disappeared from view. The trip back to New York was made at night in the moist ocean breeze. Reveille was individual, depending on the ratio of the de- sire for doubtful slum- ber to the hardness of the particular square of metal on which one was sleej)ing. W h e n we reached Xew York, we were treated to a taste of Camp Dix heat as we shouldered oui ' packs and marched to the train which was to cnrrvns to that delight- ful .Tersev resort. ■■ship Ahoy tv o hundred twenty-mx ABERDEEN FOR many ye.irs it lias lircn customary for the First Class to spend a sliort time at one of the Ord- nance Proving Grounds for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the methods used in test- ing Ordnance equipment before entering the Service. Up until this time the classes were usually sent to Sandy Hook, but during the war the Proving Grounds there were found to be insuf- ficient, due to the limited facilities, and the work was transferred to Aberdeen. Aberdeen is situated in Maryland on Chesapeake Bay. and is an ideal S| ot for |)roof firing .md for experimenting with all kinds of Army Ordnance. Tlie " Powers that be " saw fit to give to tlie Class of ' ' 22 the privilege of being the first class from the Academy to visit this gre;it workshop of the Ordnance Department. On . ugust 8, with heavv i)acks, but light hearts, the First Class said good-bye to Camp Dix and entrained for Aberdeen commanded by .Major Bonesteel. Everything went very smootiily on the trip down; even taking " Goofus, " a dog of doubtful origin, but a worthy mascot, across the big city of Philadelphia in tlie subway was accomplished without the loss of a single life. After the usual three or four false alarms that our destination was the next sto) . we rolled into the town of Aberdeen. From liere a branch line took us to the Proving (irouiids. L ' i oii our arriv.al we were marched to the barracks wliicli we were to occupy during our visit, and were told to make ourselves at home and get ready for dinner. We needed no further incentive to wasii our hands and f;ices, as the tri)) and change of atmosphere had given everyone a hearty appetite. After liaving done justice to an excellent meal, we were given time for our after-dinner smoke and then marched to the .Administration Building. Here Colonel CInrles Mrttlir. our Professor of Ord- nance and Gunnery, told us for what ))ur- pose we had come to . berdeen. and intro- duced Colonel Sehull, the Commanaing Ofli- cer of the Post. Coloiul Sehull welcomed us to Aberdeen and gave us a short t.ilk on its de (lojmient. !• rom the Administration Building bus transports took us to Michaelsville, where a Sm.ill Arms Range had just been completed. Although the range was for small arms, there was nothing small about it. It is about 6. 200 yards long, and h;is a narrow gauge railro.id running down the entire length with target butts at regular intervals along the triek. . t the end of the track there is a pool of water Marching from tiro huiiilred ticenty-: Raihray Artillery .ihout 1,000 yards long where the fall of the shots can be observed. All types of machine gun and rifle am- nninition from incendiary to armor-piercing can be tested liere. After a ride down the range on the narrow-gauge railroad, and an explanation of the purpose and use of the many contraptions there- on, we returned to barracks. For those who still had some " pep " left there was swim- ming, golf and tennis; the others with less ambition found relaxation in experi- menting with the laws of chance or in " boning fic- tion. " That evening tlie oflicers and ladies of the Post gave a dance for us, and everyone who liad brouglit a full dress coat along turned out. Nothing had been forgotten in the preparations for tlie affair, as there were plenty of femmes, excellent music from Baltimore, and lots of refresh- ments. Everj ' body had a good time, and when the last dance was over, they came home extolling the kindness of the ladies of the Post in giving us such a cordial welcome, and in affording us such a delightful party. Refreshed by the cool breezes from the bay, we arose the next morning prepared to see all there was to see. The morning was spent in inspecting various types and calibers of Railway Artillery, and in observing the firing of the 1 0-inch sliding mount and 12-inch pivot mount. A short time was spent in looking over the new 16-inch disappearing gun whicli we were to see fired a few days later. As Rail- way Artillery was a more or less new development, and as tiie 16-incli gun had not as yet been fired, these were subjects of unusual interest to us, and the morning passed very quickly. In the afternoon we were taken on the train to the Plate Range. Riding here and there on real man-sized trains without leaving the Post began to bring home to us the fact that the Proving Grounds was no small place. Of course, there was a railroad at Camp Dix, but it was one of those pr imitive affairs that one could get off and walk beside without any very strenuous exertions. A Plate Range was an entirely new thing to most of usj it might have been anything from a furnace for making plate to a range made of plates for all we knew. However, we finally discovered that it was an artillery range for testing armor-piercing projectiles. There was a great variety of seacoast guns along the firing line, ranging from 6 to 12 inches in caliber. The plates were standard Navy plates and were placed in sand mounds about -iOO feet from the guns ; a reduced powder charge being used to simulate the probable conditions at mid-range. There were some plates there which had been used for tests. and from the thickness of them and from the size of the holes made in them by tlie ])rojee- tiles, we decided that the poor battleships were out of luck. As soon as we got back to barracks, all set out to do what appealed to them most and enjoy themselves. Our time was our own to do whatever we liked with it; there were no taps or reveille; in fact, it was tlie Utopia of every Kaydet ' s dreams. Some of tiiose who did not care to swim, play golf or tennis, wan- dered over to the aviation field in search of a " Coofus " rwi two hundred tiri ' iily-t ' idiil of Gas Attack thrill. Altliough tlic aviators were very busy with bombing practice, they found time to get out a light plane and take a few of the Kay- dets up for several loops, nose dives and tail spins. Some went back, but — some didn ' t. " Goofus " had been enjoying the booming of the guns immensely, but he was doomed to a day of imprisonment, as the next day we were to go to Edgewood Arsenal, one of the Chem- ical Warfare Posts, and as thev didn ' t have any dog-sized gas masks we were forced to leave him behind. The next day dawned bright and clear and everything gave promise of the trip being a pleasant one. We left Aberdeen at eight o ' clock on trucks, tlie floors of which were covered with straw, which in turn was covered with a tarpaulin, all of which made the riding very comfortable. After a ride of about an hour in the bright Maryland sunshine, we arrived at the Arsenal. Again, as upon our arrival at Aberdeen, the size of the enor- mous plant here overawed us. " Could it be possible that this place was engaged solely in making poison gas, smoke bombs, gas masks and the like? " we asked ourselves. The answer to our ques- tion was soon made evident, and we found that it was. After a short preliminary talk alwut the Chem- ical Warfare Service in general and Edgewood in ])articular, we were divided u)) into sections in eliarpe of officers of the P ) t .iiid started on a tour of inspection. Every variety of poison gas had its own plant, and we saw them all, but the one that touched us most deeply was the Lacrimal gas plant where one and all shed many tears upon leaving tlie dear old place. Another thing of interest was the gas mask factory; there were facilities there for making I don ' t know liow nianv thousand gas masks j)er unit time in case of war. A demonstration of a gas attack had been plainied for the after- noon, and in order that none of us siiould be gassed, we were issued gas masks and instructed in their use. The demonstration was very interesting and everyone was filled with the desire to put on his mask and rush into the midst of the clouds of Chlorine gas, but — no one did. A swim refreshed us. also cleansed us, after pottering around the factories all day. and we proceeded to the Officers ' Club, where a delightful supper awaited us. We were a hundred and three strong, but there was still enough food left to feed an Army Corps after we had eaten all that we could. A dance followed the supper and those who did not care to dance played bridge or billiards. . t a very late hour we boarded the trucks to return to Aberdeen, carrying away memories of an unusually pleasant day. The following morning, breakfast seemed early — very early to some of us, as several of the trucks had broken down on tlie way from Edgewood and had not arrived until the early hours of the morning. However, as We had a big day before us, we were forced to respond to Charlie Uarrett ' s coy ma- tutinal greetings of " Up and at ' em, — Rise and shine. " Probably the most exciting event of the day was the fir- ing of the 16-inch gun. We inspected the gun. carriage and ammunition thoroughly before it was fired to see that it was in good shape; the general consensus of opinion was that it was O. K.. but, although each as- sured his neighbor that there wasn ' t the least danger if it should not function proper- ly, there was a considerable Firing It-Inch two hundred twenty nine ml rctiri-ii:fiit wht-i] tlic .sliell was " Home Rammed " — just to get a better view of it. Some of tiie otlii-r tliiii s wliieli claimed part of our time during the day were the Aiierdeeii Chronograpli, the IJoulonge Screen, the firinu: of the Infantry Aceoin|) ' iny- ing Gun and Mountain Pacii Howitzer, and an insjjection of the German Museum and the Obsolete Material Park. On the last day of our instruction at Aberdeen we were inspected by General Helmick and Colonel Dan- ford. There was nnieli shin- ing of shoes and cleaning of equipment for this inspec- Insfection tion. and, as we had not had the services of the Cadet ,Store for some time, we did not feel too confident under the scrutinizing glances of the inspectors. After the inspection we spent the rest of the day in viewing many varieties of tanks, tractors and self-proi)elled mounts. Some of the more adventurous climbed on the tanks for a short ride and found that a bucking bronco was tame compared to them going over rough ground. During the last two days we were free to do as we pleased and — we did. Some went on leave and therefore their actions are unknown: the rest of us remained at Aberdeen and swam, flew, golfed, danced and ))layed tennis. When the time came to leave, we rolled our i)acks, hitched " Goofus " to a ro))e and de))arted with memories of a most pleasant and instructive week. two hundred thirty ®I|? (ElaBB (Unp HE Class cup represents the oldest tradi- tion of the Corps of Cadets. Each year the g raduating class presents a silver loving cup to the first son born to one of its niem- liers. Just how and when tliis custom originated is unknown, but it dates back to the days before the Civil War, and tiiere is every reason to believe that it is nearly as old as the Academy itself. The practice of giving Regimental presents on the occasion of a marriage, a birth, or some such affair within an organization is a very, very old one itself and is common to both the Services. These presents usually took the form of a cup of some sort, for tiiis has always been looked upon as a sign of frieiidsiiip and brotherhood the world over. It is (juite probable tiiat we may have bor- rowed tliis custom from the British, for in that Service such customs were prevalent even before the U. .S. . rmy came into being. At the end of the eighteenth century, the organization of per- manent regiments and messes in the British Army was still a more or less novel affair, and many new regiments were constantly being raised and organ- ized. Since, at that time, the men in one regiment all came from one section of the country, or per- h.i])s evi ' n from the same town or village, there was often bitween them more than the usual ties. These men were all of of the same clan, many, perhaps, were close relatives, and the activities, sorrows, or joys of one man were of peculiar moment to the others; thus it became customary for the regiment to gi e i)resents or show some other mark of respect or affection to an officer when he was married. We might trace this old tradition back even further, for at this time the English were begin- ning to take an interest in Eastern affairs and were getting their first foothold in India. In the East vows of friendship and brotherhood have always been accompanied by an exchange of pres- ents, usually of some precious material. On the occasion of the celebration of any festival or religious occasion, or the marriage of a chief, liberal gifts were invariably expected and as invari- ably forthcoming. The presentation of a gift on the birth of a son (rarely in the case of a girl) is an old custom in tlie East, and dates back to times long before the advent of the white man, and the Bible itself gives evidence that such was the case two thousand years ago. The birth of a son was always considered a happy event in olden times, especially in the East, for he was expected to grow up and become a fighter for his tribe. It is, therefore, evident that the military element in the English Army in India should become interested in such a custom. Quite probably they might have adopted it from the people among whom they were spending their lives. It is perhaps going too far to say that the Class Cup has any such ancient origin, but it is cer- tain that it is an outgrowth of a custom which is as old as the profession of arms itself, and which is peculiarly suited to a place as rich in traditions as West Point. two hundred thirty-ong Hast l ear ' s (grabuatesi The Militari Academy Appropiiatiun Aet, iipprueed March 30, 19 ' 2(l, contained the following provision: " That ail} ' cadet now at the Acadeni}- may, at his option, exercised prior to June ]], 1920, continue at the Acadeni} ' one (1) additional year and postpone thereby his prospective graduation, and cadets not electing so to prolong their course shall be graduated in the year assigned to their respective class prior to tlie passage of this Act. " Seventeen members of the present Class of 1922 elected not to continue at the Academy an additional year and they were accordingly graduated in June, 1921. Shortly after their graduation they were promoted to the grade of first lieutenant. As they were once members of the present Class of 1922 it is fitting and proper that some mention should be made of them in the Howitzer of 1922: M. G. C. RY Coast Artillery, Fort Monroe, Va. H. J. Conway Coast Artillery, Fort Monroe, Va. J. B. CooLEY Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas F. W. Chary Field Artillery, Camp Knox. Ky. J. E. Freeman Resigned K. W. HisGEN Field Artillery, Camp Knox, Ky. R. H. Johnson Infantry, Camp Bennings, Ga. S. F. Little Field Artillery, Camp Knox, Ky. F. J. Magee Infantry, Camp Bennings. Ga. M. H. Marcus Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas J. H. Marsh Infantry, Camp Bennings, Ga. G. N. Nelson Infantry, Camp Bennings. Ga. F. Z. Pirkey.. Engineers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, X. Y. F. J. Spettel Infantry, Camp Bennings, Ga. C. F. Sullivan Infantry, Camp Bennings, Ga. J. P. ' ardlaw Field Artillery, Camp Knox. Ky. B. B. Wilkes, Jr Infantry, Camp Bennings, Ga. txco hundred thirty-two s ' z 2S J I S P jV P THE SECOND CLASS 1 19 2 3 too Aun 2re(2 thirty-three .J JOHN LAWSON BALLANTYXE " Jack " U. S. Armv South Orange, New Jersey Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Hockey Squad (3). SCENE: Cullum. Time: After the movies. A Kaydet. face beaming with the salutations accorded him, enters. They dance. Who is this affable stag, who moves with the grace of a dismounted cavalryman, whose confident aspect and warm reception bespeak the man who has made his mark? You ' re right. It is Jack. Cavalry service in France, then Beaune and cadet life at West Point have enriched his ciiaracter without ruffling his disposition. He ' s there! Want a skag? See Jack. Any dope about the use of cavalry when we fight Mars? Ask Jack. If he doesn ' t know, he has a convincing theory. You may speak of your personal equation in riding, but Jack is always the dominating factor in his own case. It is unfortunate tliat H. Alger never saw liim mounted on a prancing cheval (such as Putnam, Danford, or D ' Armand), else tlie field of literature might have been enriched by another series such as " From Buck to Stable Sergeant, " or " Winning His Spurs. " But, after due consideration of his scholastic and intra-mural attainments, we must not fail to add that .lack always stands up for what he believes to be right and is always willing to ex- tend tlie helping hand to those less gifted of his classmates. A ' litter J ?eiietit li tbiiii( tsperif lint til teaml in the] toe til tiro hundred thirty-four 7th District, Iichigan Melvin, Michigan Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Choir (1, 3, 2), Rifle Sharp- shooter. ARC ' HIMKDKS m.-v h.u r juiiiped from liis bath tliat ancient day, rushing through the streets of Syracuse witli ills now famous battle cry of " Eureka, Eureka, " but not so with this stalwart lad from Yale, Michigan. Miat he has gleaned as a disciple of Newton has come as a result of steady, philosophical deliberations. . . . Did yon ever drive up to 1022 and not find Frank h.ird at it, iiis naturally jovial face covered witli the mask of understanding and his whole being flooded with the sjiirit of knowledge? Did you ever find him boning red com- forter or wasting somebody else ' s good time with idle speculations on tlie wrongs of the present generation? If so, his recording angel has skipped a line in the book. Unlike so many of us mortals, he didn ' t just simply drift through the sally-port with never a thought of what it was all about. A year in the air service, plus a thoroughly disillusioning experience as a coming banker (history does not shed any light on the capacity but it does give a hint that the coming was a bit delayed) gave him the idea that here was the stepping-stone for his ambitions. Perha))s the engineers didn ' t need liin but he was willing to find out. . . . And thereby hangs the tale of his sojourn here. ... A bit the wiser for being a bit older, a bit higher in the list of files for being the hard-working chap that he is, and by reason of his pleasant na- ture thoroughly well liked by all who know him. two hundred thirty-fivt BLACKSHEAR MORRISON BRYAN " Bambi7io " 8th District, Louisiana Alexandria, Louisiana Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Football (4, 3, 2), Water Polo (2), A. THE Bambino is a model — not for an artist or a sculptor, we admit, but for an aspiring ojitiinist to closely study and follow in his footsteps. Baby ' s Inige face wears continu- ally a proportionate grin, wliich. were it luminous, could efficiently serve as a synthetic moon when the almanac says no romance. But whether it serves to light dark corners or not, it invariably sheds a warm glow over Bam ' s whereabouts. From the foregoing one would think us to liave a gentle soul, kind to children, considerate of animals and the like. But. unfortunately, those limited classifications fail to include oppos- ing football players — and it ' s on those unlucky ones that all his ire is smeared. And in most cruel and unusual forms does the ceremony take place. A massive hoof generally serves as the chiding Iiand. Off the gridiron and out of the tank Baby ' s nature is one that compels the love of every- one he encounters. His obliging, courteous and unselfish manners make him a target for enterprising young females, few if any of whom ))ass u]) the eliance to wear orchids or eat !Maynards at his expense. Too good a man tor a Moman. The Baby holds a warm spot in the heart of everyone in his two classes, and it is with a pat on the back and an assurance of success that we sent him out as a second lieutenant. iieo hundred thirty-six LANDON CARTER CATLETT, Jr. " Cyahta " 1st District, Virginia Gloucester, Virginia Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Baseball (4). Class President (3), Y. M. C. A. Librarian (4), Secre- tary (3), Star (4), Cross Coun- try (-2). 1 ijfilk ««y lEUTENANT CATLETT returns alone! " I So shouted " Mr. Catlett, Sir! " after each daily flight as the company aviator in Old Suninu-r Camp. " D " Company had a plebe who knew how to fly and soon everj ' upper- classman, be he doughbo) ' or engineer, became i full-fledged aviator. However, summer camp did not see an end of Catlett ' s flying days at West Point. He has flown ever since. He has flown through the Academy. His ability as a student, diplomat and athlete has placed him high in tlie estimation of his classmates. His course at West Point has merely been an extended landing to prepare for greater heights. " Cyahta " hails from Gloucester County, Virginia. As he has often expressed it himself, he is " only a poor country boy " who never had a chance and who is always prepared for the worst. Boodle figiits, class banquets and kaydet hops have all afforded new and wonderful experiences for him. Some of his studies have even attracted his attention for short periods of time. Two big words have always been uppermost in his mind — GLOUCP ' STER and AVIA- TION. Wlien he eventually returns to the former for that long-awaited golden furlough that is a breathing spell until he resumes his place in the ranks of the latter he will carry with hira the knowledge of years well spent and opportunities made the most of. two hundred Ihirft seven FRANCIS EUGENE COTHRAN " Frank " Senatorial, South Carolina Greenwood, South Carolina Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Ring Committee. p j y J[ He came to us from the Citadel, with a bearing and a manner that made lis wonder from the first what it was made him so military, but his soft, drawling southern voice belied his earlier appearance of austerity and made tlie most cold-blooded of our tormentors smile. Quiet, unobtrusive, tliouglitful. spoony, versatile, efficient and always ready with a helping hand for everyone, whether it be a classmate foundered in Phil or a deficient jjlebe. this old- fashioned southern gentleman with the quaint manner all his own, is Cotliran. Naturally hivey, and not without ambition, it would seem as a matter of course that he would be in the ranks of the engineers; yet Francis would rather coach the plebes for their writs than study his own lesson. Knowing him as we do. we feel quite sure that if he doesn ' t land in the Engineers, he will find a place in the Coast. That branch of the service holds its particular appeal for gentlemen with high social ambitions .nit! an iulureut love for the family fireside — and Francis has these characteristics. This brief resume would not be complete without uuntiou of hi-; two greatest ambitions: First, to motorize tlie infantry, and, second, to spend the rest of his days in some secluded south- ern retreat with the One and Onlv. two hundred thirttj-eUjht DAVID MARION FOWLER " Dave " U. S. Army Battle Creek, Iowa Corporal (3), Supply Sergeant (2), Basketball (4), Track (4, S, 2), Honor Committee (3), Bugle Corps (3). DAVE — a coiiinioii name but an uncommon fellow, characterized best by his quiet demeanor and efficiency. Althoii};ii " I, " Company still accuses him of issuing them " runt " intra- mural material and of lieinf; over .ealous in his query " who ' s res])onsible r " nevertheless he accomplishes things. In Beast Barracks his quiet attitude was taken as meaning that he wasn ' t quite up to the full significance of things — but Dave iiad it all d )))ed out to the extent that second taps was a signal to get up and i)re))are for the morrow. Who cannot remember him. i)laying in close competition with the Pii)er. on the hike back from Dix? Ever assuming tlie liorizontal after jiitcliing tents, he remained so. filling the air with those plaintive melodies from his fife until the connnand to strike ttnts had been given. Early in his career here he attempted snaking. After listening to the dear young thing paint his impressive picture in his saber, he gave it up and even shivers now when the Corps is forced to attend a lecture in Cullum, " Service " has ever been his watchword, and m.my a goat who has shared his freely given aid will miss Dave next year. two hundred thirhi-nine JAMES CLYDE FRY " J. C. " 1st District, Idaho Sandpoint, Idaho Pistol Expert, Rifle Marksman THE Sheik in the flesli ! Like Hull ' s famous character our own James is a desert dweller, liailiu from the barren wastes of " Idyho " and possessing that determination, strength of will, taciturnity, and above all, those sterling qualities of horsemanship and marksmanship so characteristic of desert nomads. In addition, J. C. is quite a bear with the ladies, a veritable Romeo among " Juliets, " having that " je ne sais quoi " about him which knocks them all dead, both young and old. We cannot help but think that James is the model upon whom Ahmed was patterned. If not, then the Sheik is without doubt Jim ' s prototype, and this probably accounts for his assiduous perusal of that novel with the resulting harvest of ye goodly eight- tenths in I ' liil the morning after. And how else could we account for that eager, anxious I ' m- on-pins-and-needles expression which came over his face as a certain passage met his eyes? James, have you been deceiving us ? Though a buck and a goat during the three } ' ears that he has been with us that has but endeared him to us the more. What he has acquired he has gained through hard work. In Jim we send forth a man who has the respect of his friends and with him go our sincerest good wishes and heartiest felicitations. two hundred forty AUSTIN FOLGER GILMARTIN " Gil " 5th District, New Jersey New York, N. Y. Football (4, 3, 2), Baseball (4, a. 2), Wrestling (4, 3, 2). Indoor Meet (4). Numerals, Hockey Manager, Monogram (4, 3), Sec- retary. Y. M. C. A. (3). iiiiu Jnts Ht)W will wc remember our first encounter with our genial hero! It liapptncd on a bright Saturday morning in July and as was wont to be the case on those ' liriglit Saturday mornings in July " the air was surcharged with preparations for the ravagings of the Tacs that afternoon on the plain. Was Austy disturbed. ' .Judge for yourselves. There he was. in his most favored negligee, encircled by his favorite comforter, snoozing under tlie most widely celebrated shade tree on the General Parade. And how characteristic of his deportment under trying circumstances was this classic atti- tude I Gil never loses his qualifications for Kipling ' s " Man Worth While, " for no matter what the trouble nor how jarring the bump, lie always man.-iges to land right side up and smiling. His geniality has given him a matinee idol ' s following among the more ruthless sex and his good-fellowship has always made him a welcome addition to any jovial gatliering. With a pleasing personality that should make success easy for him in any enterprise. Gil leaves the Academy with the best wishes of all who know him. two hundred I ' lriij-one WILLIAM BECK GODDARD " Bill " U. S. Army Flushing, L. I., New York Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Football Squad (3), Hockey (3, -2), Lacrosse (3). BILL, following the same promptings as some hundred other weary members of the A. E. F.. thought that by taking the West Point exam he would get home sooner. Fortune favored him — he was one of seventeen who passed. And oil, what a time of it! First Beaune, then St. Aignon. and finally Brest. Mention Brest and you ' ll have him talking; but if you set any store by the old saying " Silence is golden, " leave Brest out of the conversation. On the way back he used to reminisce a lot about the days when he played hockey against the Army — and about the steak they used to put out at the mess-hall — " three times a day, " as he expressed it. A great awakening awaited him, however. Frtun the first day on he never got further than figur- ing out when a plebe was supposed to eat. He is the premier among the stags. Any .Saturday night, rain or shine, fair weather or foul, you will find him lined up at the punch bowl or in the center of the stag ring. Thence he sallies forth and — well, now, you can ' t bl.uue the femme for adojiting that seventh-heaven-of- delight exjjression, can you? A true disci) le of optimism, he generally manages to ))ick out the silver lining from what- ever clouds obscure the sunny side of life, ' hic■ll is. after all. a jiretty good sign — it ' s the mark bv which his friends will best remember liiui. two hundred forty-two GILBERT HAYDEN " Gil " U. S. Army Princeton, Illinois Corporal (3). Sergeant (2), Wrestling (;?, -i). r.ai. ION HI ' ' ..« ' to- ►Hi. A SPHINX of tlie mid-west, otiierwise known as Gil Hayden. In Beast Barracks someone pointed out to him his woodenness and to satisfy himself in the matter Gil attached him- self to the engineer sections and has stayed there ever since. If you don ' t know him now, let us go a bit furtiier. Did you ever see a runt, face like a cigar-store Indian, and ahout as talk- ative as one ; both arms adorned with chevrons — that is Gil. Over in France a Boche clipped his head with a machine-gun bullet and all it did for Gil was to give him a citation, a gold chevron, and a furrow that has since enabled him to take in all the Phil the department felt like handing out. At West Point he has never been a drone. But in spite of what may be stated on his di- ploma, it is to be feared that his course here has not been complete in two respects. As this volume goes to press he is still grossly ignorant of the trusses and strains under a mess-hall table and the mean variation in tile number of strides per minute per hour executed at an A. B. cadence. ttoo hundred forhf-tlir DONALD HAROLD HAYSELDEN " Pup " Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii Sergeant (-2), Tennis (3) Choir (4, 3, 2), Expert Rifleman B.A. THEY used to call the tenth division " Little Russia, " and this native son of Hawaii, a com- bination of Lenine and Trotsky, was the king who ruled in state. Anyone who was willing to have a good time, without a thought of interference by the T. D., had only to be referred to Don. Laybe they wouldn ' t get wise and suppose they did? What were a few cons, more or less, in his sweet young life. Never had to worry much about the elusive and much-besought tenth, so that he missed a half of his kaydet life. Being the worst half, he has nothing to worry about on that score. A second Dcad-Eye Dick in manipulating firearms, he managed to acquire a horrible bootlick by the acquisition of an expert badge in the battle of sand that first summer at Dix — the only such ornament passed out in the Second Bat. Always wondered why he carried a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye — until a little investigating of the " Journal " proclaimed the glad news. Furlough and a full moon! Now his mathematics is confined to a careful calculation of the days, his English enhanced bv the effi- ciency of the ))ostal service, and his idea of moments restricted to the one Big Moment when he can again wend his steps to western shores. Wause tl two hundred furly-four CHARLES PERRY HOLWEGER " Chns " U. S. Army Moorcroft, Wyoming Corporal (3), B.A.. A.B. FROM Signal Corps Battalion of the A. E. F. he came to us in the July of 191!) after he, along with a few others, had finished making the world safe for democracy. So dull was life in plelie summer camp that he lapsed into a state of indifference from which he never fully recovered. It appeared to be the correct system for use in the days " when we were plebes " because that " Blase Mr. Holweger, " as he was rather fondly referred to by the members of the upper classes, surely got away with more than any plebe ever has a right to e.xpect. Efficiency? Systems seem to be a hobby with C. P. As a systematic tenth collector he has few equals and considers the snaring of the elusive tenth merely a diversion. So spoony was he that at the end of his first year the T. D. drajied chevrons on his sleeve. Of his system with feninies we know very little, but now I ask you — did you ever see him when he wasn ' t dragging keen } The Field seems to have its attractions for Perry and we who land in the doughboys will be glad enough to have one so cool, calm, and collected, self-possessed and unbewildered direct- ing our barrages. Here ' s how, old man, for a long and successful career! two hvvdred ff rtii-fv» JOHN PERCY KENNEDY, Jr " .hin ' n " 6th District. Alabama Centerville. Alabama Corporal (3). WE have lit-rc a foeiiian worthy of our mettle, one whose future, if it partakes of the liizarre nature of his past, will be the subject of many biographers. There is something unusual in a man who pockets an A. B. degree in an Alabama college and boards the next train for West Point to begin life and his education anew as a plebe at the .Military Academy. Nevertheless, that is the very thing John did. We do not wonder, therefore, that he chose to graduate in three years. Indeed, our curiosity is directed rather to the restraining influence in his makeup that prevents liim from committing arson on every text-book tii.it the Cadet Store sees fit to foist upon him. Unassuming, serious, hard-working I. P. . . . The type of family man (and coast .irtillerj-man, by way of coincidence) that he aspires to be. His taste is to be commended, for the dignity of the Coast will sit better upon hiin than the roisterous levity of the doughboys oi the voluminous cussing of the cavalry. . . . And besides, it offers a chance for further pursuit of the goddess of knowledge, once these classic shades are closed to him in June. tKO hundred forty-six EDWARD ARTHUR KLEINMAN " Eddie " 12th District, New York New York, New York Sergeant {■2). Choir (4), Hundredth Night (-i). BEHOLD Eddie, the boy witli tlie perm.uunt wave, tlianks to Ed Pinaud ! Eddie, the boy who drove tlie Arrow collar model-man to wood alcohol ! Some men are horn great and some are born with great a])))etitcs. Eddie belongs to one of these classifications, possibly to both, but the trait we mem to stress is his h.ippy faeulty for absorbing nourishment in the form supplied bv the Grant Hall cuisine. To get along with the story, Eddie is something of a brain-worker, blest with a certain amount of hiveyness and an unending flow of eloquence which make him a Mexican parlor-ath- lete par excellence and account for his position in the upper strata of the class. Patience, and likewise forbearance, gentle reader: You are now about to reach the heart of the reason for his undying popularity amid the genial band of tonsured monks that compose K Co. After a year and a half of macadamized mess-hall viands, Eddie ' s appetite began to seek new worlds to conquer. Possessing all the aforementioned advantages, ])lus an enviable athletic record (inlra-mural) he naturally took to frequenting the hops. Presto, chango ! The girls find that the way to Eddie ' s heart is through his appetite and the boodle begins to arrive. You will be missed in K Co., old thing, where your generous distribution of goulash has soothed many an aching heart. tiro hundred fni-fji-seven ROSCOE GARRIE MacDONALD " Mac " Srd District, Xorth Carolina Mount Olive, Xorth Carolina WHEN tlie stationmaster and his dog lined ui) in a column of files upon the depot platform at IMaxton, N. C, to bid good-bye to their first fare in ten da -s, little did they realize what honor he was some day to confer upon Maxton. Mac arrived all right, tied up his due share of things in beast barracks and in summer camp, then budded out as a yearling buck, and finally blossomed forth in full glory as a second-class private. Were it not for the fact that he is graduating we feel quite sure that he would follow his natural bent and continue upon the honor roll of those whose sleeves were ever clean. However, though his sterling qualities have never been rewarded by the T. D., they have more than earned him the name of a good-natured Scotchman among his classmates. He claims immunity from all the wiles of the fair sex, but in spite of that assertion his close resemblance to the matinee idol and the fact that he is boning tiie Coast form a combination that presages some- thing of a future. F eveiio T. V.M., list in P ' fstnt two hundred forty-eight THOMAS HERBERT MAUDOCKS " Tommy " U. S. Armv Detroit, Michigan Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Class Historian (3), Class Presi- dent (2), Y. M. C. A. Historian (4, 3). Librarian (2). FROM Enf age Voloiitnup. Anne Frani;aise to SiTfri ' int. U. S. ( ' . ( ' .. in three years — He didn ' t know what it was all about, but, adhrrin f to the Focliian qualities (picked up in the French Army) he continued to smoke his pijjc tiirough it all. That, roughly speaking, is a picture of T. H. during " Beast Barracks. " Calm and serene through it all and that is the way graduation will find him. Glad he is out and eager for new worlds to conquer. There is something about liim that makes him " get there. " As a pocket gleaner he sure wins, for who will ever forget his: " There will be a collection for. . .? " And that meant that the Third Company first sergeant could annex another fixture for his (juarters. Technically speaking, he is a misfit. Came in from the army and then got elected to the y. M. C. A. Is an engineer and has common-sense. From those qualities one could amass enough argument to ostracize Satan from his quarters, but Tommy puts things across and will continue to do so. His personally conducted " Maddock ' s Tour " of the cafes of Paris, Nice and Italy last summer jioints to a brilliant future in the Q. M. or Finance Corps, provided the Field, his present goal, fails to live up to his etiiereal vision of its opportunities. two hundred forty-nine PAUL HENRY MAHOXEY " P. H. " 4th Distrk t, Utah Tooele. Utah T AUL HENRY " they call him at home, but here that name has been superseded by ■ " ' others more appropriate, perhaps: " Mute H., " " .Meehone, " and " P. H. " From the sage- brush he came to us; is it to the sagebrush that he must return? Once, early in his career as a ])lebe, he was asked where lie was from. " Utah, sir. " The curious one proceeded furtlier. " Utah how many? " But Paul was equal to the occasion. With as much dia;nity as he could muster he gave answer: " There is only one Utah, sir. " Last Christmas, by a brilliant and clever forced march, he outmanoeuvred the French de- ]iai-tniriit. This year he is attempting to utilize the nuich-hackneycd slogan. " The offensive wins. " with some considerable degree of success. F veryone will remember him for his remarkable coolness and audacity in the face of danger. Need we recall how he calmly stood up in the face of the enemy at Camp Dix and serutiuized his unwieldy field ma]) in the heat of the battle. Or how lie nonchalantly plucked blueberries in front of the firing line. A ready talker, a good joker, and tiiorouglily agreeable, he is one of those rare files who can pull himself into his shell when the occasion demands and remain there until an invitation to come out has been given. The future. ' With the doughboys, of course. two hundred fifty PHILIP HOWARD RAYMOND " P.H. " Senatorial, Connecticut Mystic, Conn. Corporal (3). Gym Squatl (I, ' 2), Monogram, Pierce Cur- rier Foster Memorial Cup (3), Manager Gym Squad ( ' 2) A.B. PHIL is one of our patriarchs, a relic of the stormy days of yore, for ' twas way back in 1918 that he first stepped tlirougli the sally-port, his chin tucked in, and solemnly swore that he had no liquor or firearms in his jjossession. Studies never worry Phil. Even after the Academic Board gave him an extra vac.ition his a))]()mb remained unshaken, and it is indeed a clever alarm clock that can catch him out of bed after 9 p. m. As in the section room, so on the drill field his coolness has stood Ray in good stead; in the hot fighting that occurred around Camp Dix lie confronted our old enemy, Col. A. of the Blues, as a high-ranking corporal. He also won distinction in the Indoor Meets, where he demon- strated on the bars and flying rings that, in spite of the descent of man, the human race has lost none of the grace and agility attributed to our Darwinian ancestors. Though the conservation of energy might seem, on first acquaintance, to be one of his ambitions, never believe it. Phil goes on the principle that the world is already " full of sand and fury, signifving nothing. " Therefore, he h ' s developed habits of unobtrusive ef ficiency and even tem]Hr that will bring him success and friends everywhere as they have at West Point. two hundred fifty-one JOHN HUGHES STODTER " Pop " U. S. AT Large Washington, D. C. Cori oral (3), Fencing (3, 2), Numerals, B.A., A.B. A HABITUE of the Military Academy since the ante-bellum days of 1917 is this product of the old army — John Stodter. Having lived in army posts during his whole life, he knows better than most of us just what to expect after graduation. In bis youth he learned to ride caribou in the Orient. True to this early training he goes about every job that be has to perform in a rough sort of way that nevertheless produces results. He fearlessly does what be conceives to be his duty, even though the majesty of tlie law, repre- sented by the O. C, be standing near, watching the shower of dishes. Knowing from the start that he was born to be a flashing, slashing cavalryman, John has boned the sabre so faithfully that he is now considered the best defensive man on the fencing team. John ' s saddest failing is a fear — either natural or acquired — of the restless sex. His com- plete master is this dread. Once, after he had, in a moment of weakness contracted to drag to a hop, ill-healtii extricated him from the difficult situation in which he found himself. Perhaps he was really sick. At any rate we do recall that a lecturer on mental hygiene told us that nature often provides a means of escape from circumstances with whieb we are unable to cope. But courage, John — statistics show that 99. -J " ! per cent of the cavalry are addicted to matrimony. two hundred fifty-two STEWART TIFFANY VINCENT " Stetv " 38th District, New York Pittsford, New York THREE years ago this ambitious youth from Pittsford (wlicrf tlic railroad track crosses the road fifty miles out of Syracuse) liccanie iuilnud witii tlic idci of becouiiuu; one of our nation ' s junior officers. Whether the life of idle ease at Hobart, where lie was collcging at the time, had become too dreary or wlietiier he was genuinely attracted by the example of a grand- fatlier who had helped make our nation ' s history what it is. we cannot pretend to say. Be that as it may, one fine, warm day in August lie drifted in through the jiortals with his credentials. Once in our midst he quickly found the road of the Immortals the path of least resistance and deemed best the way of the goat wiio scales with ease the loftiest pinnacle of contentment. Whereupon he purchased a smileage ticket and has been radiating sunshine ever since. It has always been a baffling secret and a deep mystery to us why he has never allowed the gentler sex to enjoy his happy smile. There was an ill-founded rumor once that he was to drag, but the project fell through for some reason. Perhaps his own argument on the subject carries weight: " How can a kaydet be a ladies ' man and still play a good hand at bridge? " He is boning the cavilry or air servict — it doesn ' t matter which: you don ' t have to do much walking in either of them. His cup will be completely filled only when he has attained that state in life where there is no reveille. two hundred fifly-thret WILLIAM ANDREW WEDEMEYER " Al " 5th District, California San Franci sco, California Fencing (3), Hundredth Night (2), Rifle Marksman, First-Class Pistol Shot. HISTORY records that a certain hero once slew ten thousand fellow beings with a certain jawbone. Ever since that time a powerful jaw has been considered the infallible sign of a strong character. To this rule Al is no exception. One glance at his massive, deter- mined chin and firm set jaw is enough to convince anyone that Al ' s character is stronger in good traits than was Samson ' s in muscular qualities. Those who have been unfortunate enough to enter into argument with Al or who have attempted to change one of his convictions have met with that same sort of determination which prompted Ireland to seek independence and which led Debs to run for President. During three years Al ' s friends have learned that he is unbeatable and have become accustomed to concede him the victory in every .irgument. The one weak spot in the armor of our hero is the tendency to contract lovesickness. There is something about a pair of twinkling eyes and luscious lips that puts him all in a flutter. To him all fair women are irresistible. Thus far he has never confined himself to one, but Cupid spares few. Therefore, we predict that despite Tom Jenkins ' careful coaching he will soon be marching to the strains of " Lohengrin. " two huiiilriil fijUi-jour HILBERT MILTON WITTKOP " Witt " 8th District, Michigan Greenville, Michigan Corix)ral (3), Sergeant (2), Football Squad (■!■). Ring Coni- niittee. Pistol Expert, Rifle Sharp- sliooter. i ft " an. T GAZE upon tliis Apollo-like figure! His fair face and noble form have caused many eager damsels to sit on the stone wall at " M " Co. corner where they might see the lion in his lair. But they are usually disappointed, for instead of wasting his time with the fairer .sex lie devotes it all to his goddess. Aviation. ' Tis true that he occasionally takes his field-glasses and from the third floor window studies the array of femininity on the " M " Co. wall — but he does it only as an " aerial observer. " From reveille until taps he bones silver wings, rudders, ailerons, motors, and all about " im- mediate action. " Nor does his active mind stop here (says the wife who occupies the lower bunk), but on through the night in tlie realms of the sulx?onscious his dreams must be of tail-spins and missing cylinders. Besides being good aviation timber. Hilbert is an artist whose control of the pen rivals that of Coles Philli|)s himself. .Seldom are both mechanical and artistic ability found together, but, like D ' Annunzio, Hilbert is an exception. Like a hero of Browning, his faith knows no doubting, and lie has faith in the ultimate and eternal triumph of the air service. 1 i? two hundred fiflii- i,t ZENG TSE WONG " P " China Shanghai, China Sergeant (2), Soccer (3, 2), Silver Bay Delegate (3). ' ripf THAT ' S easy, " Z. T. would say as his j ct-black eyes flashed instant perception of the Phil problem — " It can be solved in three ways. You see? " Wong is now at his best. First in matli and first in Phil, a record never before equaled by any one of his country- men at the Academy. Early in his young life Wong was " slianghaicd " from Iiis happy home and sent to one of America ' s foremost technical schools to practice his mental gymnastics. At West Point, as the consulting engineer for all classes, his unfailing source of mathematical wisdom was always at the disposal of tiie goat; and never was Z. T. too hurried or too tired to help. More than one of the inunortals will ever keep " P. Wong " in grateful remembrance. When a kaydet runs a total absence in returning from leaves, either something terrible has hap))ened or else he is in love. With a guilty conscience, Wong says that every phenomenon in nature can be reduced to a formula, except girls, and that they may be characterized as variable variables. To those who know him, Wong typifies a clean-cut, straight-from-the-shoulder sport; and in our vernacular, we would call him a prince. Our visitor lias been a credit to his country during his stay at West Point; and wr look to the future for his endeavors to bring honor to this, his Alma Mater. two hundred fifty-six Clagsi (Organisation T. H. Maddocks President W. F. Breidster Vice-President D. F. J. DeBardelebex Secretary and Treasurer T. H. Maddocks Historian W. F. Breidster Uhletic Representative r dialectic Committee H. M. RoPEH, Chai J. J. BiNNs, Jr. M. BrcKLEY, Jr. J. H. Farrow J. C. King C. W. Stewart J|op JUanagers; D. F. J. DeBardeleben S. L. CoWLES F. H. Pfeiffeh W. I,. SroTT, Jr. W. C. White G. C. Jamisox Eing Committee R. E. Russell, Chairman D. H. Galloway M. H. Gali ' sha F. DORN R. C. Oliver J. V. Fletcher B. a. Troisdale, Jr. L. H. Dixx T. Griffiss L. C. Barley, Jr. W. L. Scott, Jr. W. Lewis, Jr. two hundred fifty-seven . F. Ascher S. Babcock S. Barroll . R. Barton . A. Beck A. Beckley . C. Bing W. Boone E. Bowen, Jr. E. Brady ' . F. Breidster . M. Bryan R. Burnett ' . Burnside , F. Caffev ' . E. Carraway B. Carroll . R. Castle , C. Catlett, Jr. P. Cella A. Chambers . Chandler . E. Chandler . M. Conroy . E. Cothran . R. Covey Li. Cowles . R. Cragin . C. Craigie . R. Crawford . C, Cunkle, Jr. . F. J. De Bardeleben . T. Dodd . Z. Dorn . B. Drummond . R. Dwyer . Eaddy F. F. Early S. Ellerthorpe A. Evans . G. Fisher W. Fletcher , M. Foster C. Fry , H. Galloway . H. Galusha , Garcia y Da Jo A. Garrecht. Jr. . C. CJranberry I. Greene , C. Greiner M. Grener , S. Gruver Guevera y Garc; . M. Gunn R. Gurley P. Hanson L. Hardin •. H. Hardy W. Harmony . H. Harriman . L. Harrison W. Haskell . M. Hegardt . F. Hertford H. Heyl, Jr. P. Holcomb , B. Howell H. Imhof , N. Irish , C. Jamison S. Jeffries A. L. Johnson H. C. Johnson J. P. Kennedy B. R. King N. Lancaster. Jr. C. ' W. Lawrence W. N. Leaf T. E. Lewis W. Lewis J. R. Lindsay, Jr. E. L. Love E. E. Lutwack D. McLean C. B. Magruder F. T. Manross C. Q. Marron L. W. Marshall E. C. Merriwether C. O. Moody B. K. Morse L. M. Morton W. J. Morton J. R. Noyes R. C. Oliver V. P. O ' Reilly K. O ' Shea H. K. Palmer D. G. Pamplin J. L. Peoples, Jr. E. H. Pfeiffer W. R. Pierce J. H. Pitzer P. K. Porch E. H. Price A. D. Raymond M. Reber C. K. Rich P. H. Ringsdorf W. A. Robinson L. Rosenberg D. C. Roth G. C. Rusk S. H. Savini H. L. Scheetz P. S. Sears C. M. Seebach P. O. Serff H. •W. Serig H. L. Shafer, Jr. A. W. Smith J. Smith R. M. Smith O. C. Stewart R. Stone L. J. Storck G. L. Stubbs E. B. Thompson P. W. Timberlake J. F. Torrence, Jr. W. B. TuUy H. S. Vandenberg H. J. Vandersluis M. K. Voedisch K. E. Webber A. L. Wedemeyer J. M. Weikert B. L. Wells W. W. White G. E. Williams L. O. Williams J. G. Wilson Z. T. W ong J. H. Workman two hundred fifty-eight E. F. Adams J. E. Adkins. Jr. F. M. Albrecht J. A. Austin J. L. Ballantyne L. C. Barley. Jr. R. E. Hates F. L. Beadle -M. R. Beaslev W. S. Biddle. Jr. J. J. Binns. Jr. H. E. Breltung C. V. Bromley. Jr. M. Buckley, Jr. F. H. Bunnell H. R. Campbell J. J. Carnes J. C. Carter L. V. Castner C. C. Cavendar J. D. Cerow D. E. Christie S. L. Connor C. W. Cowles M. B. Crandall H. Davidson " W. A. D ' Espinosa G. L. Dewey S. L. Douthit H. W. Downing R. L. Dulaney T . M. Dunne S. Edwards H. B. Enderton P. H. Enslow J. W. Evans E. B. Evans J. H. Farrow J. M. Fitzniaurice D. M. Fowler C. W. Gettys A. F. Gilmartin E. B. Gjelsteen W. B. Goddard. 3d J. C. Gratlin T. Grifflss J. V. Grombach W. R. Grove. Jr. R. F. Hallock H. J. P. Harding D. Q. Harris C. J. Harrold G. W. Hartnell G. Hayden D. H. Hayselden G. F. Heani-y. Jr. V. H. Heavey C. A. Hennessey T. H. Hicks C. C. HigKins J. C. Holland C. P. Holweger J. R. Hortori E. B. Howard F. R. Johnson W. G. Johnson S. J. Keane H. D. Kehm V. L. Kerr A. L. Keyes J. C. King E. A. Kleinman K. H. Kruger D. Larr I.. P. Leone W. M. F. Longwell R. E. Lord E. L. Lowe W. C. Lucas R. C. McCormick R. F. McEldowney A. J. McGehee. Jr. J. E. B. Mclnerney R. G. MacDonald T. H. Haddocks P. H. Mahoney C. Marshall G. C. Mergens P. D. Michelet R. C. Milton R. J. Minty C. T. Meyers R. M. Neal 0. P. Newman C. W. Nist T. M. C. Osborne G. H. Palmer J. M. Pesek F. E. Phillips E. D. Post P. H. Raymond A. D. Reid E. W. Ridings H. M. Roper H. T. Rowland R. E. Russell J. G. Salsman 1. Sass W. E. Schaffer D. M. Schlatter W. L. Scott L. Shepard J. C. Short C. D. Silverthorne L. L. Skinner G. S. Smith V. R. Smith B. Stern C. W. Stewart G. C. Stewart J. H. Stodter D. E. Stone W. C. Stout B. H. Sullivan K. S. Sweanev W. A. D. Thomas S. L. Thompson T. S. Timberman B. A. Tormey W. S. Towle. Jr. D. C. Tredennick B. A. Trousdale R. A. Tudor S. T. Vincent G. E. Waldo J. W. " Warren W. H. B. Weber H. V. White J. H. White W. C. White F. E. Wilder W. E. TVhitson W. R. Winslow W. B. Winter H. M. Wittkop P. W. " Wolf C. E. Woodruff V two hundred fifty-nine Casiualtieg R. T. Andress H. R. Amadeo C. D. Austin J. G. Avres A. C. Baldwin E. F. Baldwin P. R. Barbour T. E. Barbour W. L. Barlow T. F. Barnes A. E. Beasely W. J. Becker L. D. Blank C. R. Blomme J. W. Borda R. B. Bowman W. J. Brunner M. P. Bryant C. B. Buell G. W. Busbey C. J. Bvrd F. H. Caldwell B. L. Garden J. J. Carter D. W. Caswell F. L. Clark D. Cochrane A. F. Coleman W. D. Conn A. L. Crayton R. T. Cooper G. W. Crist, Jr. C. H. Dabezies T. P. Dalzell J. R. V. Daniel C. K. Darling M. D. Dawson P. E. Dawson E. B. De Silva E. R. Diggs, Jr. L. Dolan R. E. Knright U. G. Ent R. E. Fatheree L. H. Favrot E. W. Feeley C. R. Fitzpatrick C. Y. Ford E. H. France A. E. Frodenburg S. L. F. Funk W. K. Galbraith R. M. (ieiser G. G. Gibbs D. J. Gilliam W. M. Goodman R. T. Goodwyn. Jr. R. D. Graves F. J. Graling A. G. Greig J. R. Griffin J. R. Hall L. C. Hall R. H. Hall J. R. Hawkins E. J. Hirz J. C. S. Hooker A. L. Hume F. A. Hunter C. H. Hurley A. C. Johnson J. C. Johnson R. F. Johnson P. T. Jones W. F. Jones yi. Kaplan W. H. Kelly J. L. Kennedy E. C. King S. B. Koch J. F. Kohler H. H. Kolbe P. L. Laning S. G. Learning J. S. Light W. W. Lloyd O. L Looniis K. F. Lueder C. Lund R. A. McClure E. P. Machle W. H. Maglin C. C. Manneschniidt T. G. Martin E. F. Merchant F. R. :Meyer G. A. Milliner T. G. Miller D. O. Milligan J. J. Mitchell W. M. Mussell O. Newman V. H. Nickel J. A. O ' Connor G. A. Oliver G. Ordway, Jr. R. L. Patterson R. B. Pavne J. W. Percy R. B. Pierce J. A. Purcell R. C. Rasche G. M. Rascoe C. S. Raymond G. E. Reed H. M. Reeves J. H. Rogers R. R. Rogers H. W. Rustin L. B. Rutte J. M. Samson D. L. Scoles F. L Seward W. F. Sims J. B. Stark R. A. Ste])henson H. J. Tait A. R. Tkach W. O. Torpy D. B. Totteii G. W. ' aughn F. S. Va ren J. D. A ' aterman C. B. Weiler C. Weir J. M. Wever G. E. Williams H. O. WiUiard J. W. Wisehart R. H. Wray R. W. Yarborough two hundred sixty Class History, 1923 F ROXT! The last sharp commavil erliixs fainlli across the from the vast tliroiii iif rclntircs anil frii ' tiJs asseinl. " Pick cm up! Drop ' cm. " tliiiij; from niattrcssos to clMssniatfs to flic fourth floor and infernal dispositions of those most peculiar brutes who wore (juickly h(I the newly anointed to wish himself back home. and terrible t.iles of torture in store over there where, three times a day, a horde of wliite .and grey beings issued from tents to gather in a eer tain (jrant Hall for the purpose of making .1 lot of noise. . . . How the full dress h.at drills and st.air tours were hated! First call for din- ner ! Merely a call to him. since the dinner itself was not real, but virtual. . . . Alarm clocks harshly reminding exhausted dreamers that it was still two hours until reveille, but that for some incomprehensible and absurd reason it w.as necessary to arise, sweep, shave, shine and shower as quietly as jxissible in order to be spotlessly presentable in ranks when a dull plain, iniiifilin; n-ith a murmur arising ' led at ll ' rst Point this warm June day to w i t n e s s the graduation parade jar the Class of 1922. Standing out there in that flasliing line, a member of the Second Class, the Class of li) ' Z ' .i, contemplates the begin- ning of this most impressive of ceremonies. It was just such a day as this three long years ago when lie first beheld the old grey stone w.ills ,ind this verj ' plain wiiieli has reverberated to a hundred A dd Lang Syncs and felt the impress of the feet of .Vineriea ' s greatest soldiers. Three weeks of it ! the s.-illyjiort suitcase drill, the double-time, carrying every- hospital respectively, combined with the wliite trousers and had })rodigious chests, There were iiidign.iiit b.itli formations il two hundred sixty-one t J boom from the vicinity of Trophy Point an- nounced the beginning of another day of hard and yet new wonders. . . . Then came a day when the beasts were declared acquainted witli the fundamentals of this super-military life and were told to prepare for real action: a move to summer camp. » What was that command? Who is that Second Classman late in executing parade rest? VJf gr j " -- ___ s Hg fi-as probably watching that green hat over Bfil. 1 " " " ■—. there by the reviewing stand, but nobody saw feK - ■ " him. Ill Summer Camp The band! How often had he heard the list of familiar marches played for parades in hottest August and bleak November, for kings and princes and generals of various nations ; for mili- tary funerals, and those memorable concerts in summer camp when he was a plebe. This same band is now stead- ily passing down the long line " sonnding off " for the last time for the body of men who stand in the line of file-closers. Otlier days in summer camp over there by the Polish patriot ' s statue were quite dif- ferent. Reveille so early that the preceding night ' s supper still held a vivid place in his memory; police details — " There ' s a match stick you forgot in front of my tent. Mister " — drills; the long and uncomfortable hike to an un- certain meal at dinner; danc- A Safe Post— in the Daytime. ing classes after that (why could they not have waited until after furlough, when such instructions would have been more to the point. ' ); the monotonous arm movement that one acquires after having worn out several breast-plates in succession in an endeavor to satisfy impossible demands; these and countless other in- novations constituting his daily life. . . . The gu ard tour with two hours on the parapet of Fort Clinton (where no longer would plebes walk their lonely beats of summer nights with the " Spirit of Old " W ' est Point " lurking in the shadows) — a constant fear of being relieved of accoutre- ments and clothing by a marauding patrol; four hours on a row of camp stools in the T - T-, c Mj f ' lJ guard tent. . . . Trips to In le Days of Olde. f t two hundred sixty-tiro Communing with Na Constitution Island and a bit of comparative freedom. . . . Full-dress hat drills, accompanied bv drill regulation innovations, such as double timing at present arms, to be followed imme- diatelv by a bath formation. . . . Envious moments when the night boat cast searching glances with its powerful light on the camp and even on the stately Chapel across the plain. . . . Then Camp illumination, the termination of the last summer ever spent by the whole Corps encamped at West Point. . . . The hike to Monroe, which proved to be one glorious commune with nature and with strategical situations. The enemy driven off successfully every morning, the afternoons given over to diversions of various natures, such as swimming, boating, hiking to Monroe, and sleeping, in all of which the plebes were able to participate. The last long mile of the eventful march back, filled with many misgivings as to just what was in store from the dreaded Academic Department aixiut which no pleasant tales had yet been heard. The hand has just completed its awe-inspiring passage and the last note of " The Dashing J hite Sergeant " echoes softly from the hills in the distance. How well did he remember the First Class formations in the now deserted South Area! . . . Book drawing formations ; then terrible confusion when excited plebes ran helplessly about in search of fabulous math sections. . . . The nervous hesitancy witli which one began the phrase: " Sir, I am recpiired . . . etc. " . . . But, withal, the novelty of the life made time pass quickly until the Navy game. The first glimpse of the outer world since June, dulled somewhat by the loss of the game, and dampen.d bv the usual Navy game drizzle. ... A wonderful sight, but the vista of the Great Wliite Way did not seem to mean quite so much then with a mind fairly well occupied with new things . . ' . stronger imi)ressions were to come with later visits. ... At any rate he did pipe Christ- mas leave almost as nuich as those who were going on their first one, altliough it would be a whole year before he enjoyed a similar sensation liimself. The plebe (). D. presented a somewhat awkward appearance at guard mount, it seemed, in tlie extremely unaccustomed attirt — and the whole pro- ceedings of guard mountings in the deep snow of North Area were a source of continual amusement. What a glorious week it was! No one continually concerned with a protruding chin; skating; coast ing on the Chaplain ' s novel slide at I.usk Reservoir and a real hop in Cnllum Hall an evening dress at close range again. Say, aivd wasn t it Christmas morning, when the O. D. forgot to sound reveille and the sallyport had to be tunneled through. The most impressive of services at the Chapel on Christmas Eve. fol- lowed at the hotel by a press- ing crowd devouring dough- nuts by the basket. . . . Four " femmes " who were so ex- tremely popular that night! ' A familiar anthem, fol- lowed by the shrill notes of the bugle, brings a sudden calm over the whole plain and its surrounding masses of gayly glad visitors. .4 few exclama- tions of surprise and sudden where he saw Id that wintry week, especially on Iwo hundred aixiy-thre i±y iiifi down tlif Hudson and across Antlicni at rttreat. An uncertain ar itations become mavijest among those at the visitors ' benches as the hills resound jrith the boom of the retreat gun. " present, ARMS ! " That same tingling feeling increases tenfold as the " Star-Spanyled Banner " brings the thousands instantly to their feet. Old Glory is descending once more behind the screen of trees. In that long stretch from Christmas until June, wlicn the adjutant gave his conunands from somewhere g ;„g out on tlie plain, lost in the snowstorm with a wind roar- this very jjarade ground, there was no band playing the National ;le struggled against the wind; overcoat collars were raised in protest; the third battalion resembled a tribe of explorers on an Arctic expedition when they finally arrived for a few minutes in tlie mess liall. . . . One warm spot shone out that uinisually severe winter in the form of a visit from the Princeton Triangle Club, presenting an origi- nal and clever play called the " Isle of Sur- prise. " . . . Then the day when the number of days until June contained but two digits arrived, to be celebrated by a minstrel show. Classmates who distinguished themselves were Dan Cliandler, B. Food Short and dear little I ' ritzie Breidster " Sippin ' Cider Through a Straw. " . . . That Navy basketball game was a hard one to lose, especially after a success- ful season — but Fate cannot be conquered by five men. . . . What a scrap ' 23 put up in the Indoor Meet ! A swimming team par excellence garnering no small share of the points that placed the plebes second. . . . Remember how long it took those first few shoots to appear on the trees and how tenaciously the snow and ice seemed to cling to the plain, and then, when the former did ap- pear and the latter did de- ))art, what a wonderful Spring Drive was inaugurat- ed. . . .Then came a day when the calendar over the O. D. ' s desk read " June, " that magic symbol lor various beginnings .ind ends. June Week, that prehistoric institution of tor- ture and delightful anticijia- tion long to be remembered. A momentous decision was made at this time : all classes were given the option of choosing the three or four- vear course. Decisions made two hundred aixty-fonr 1« ! the march to the Corps area at Dix, with a strange band playing that marrh. Wliitt-- wash. police details, orderlies and N. C. O. Q. ' s ! . . . That reverse that the First Com- pany boned was peculiar, but it was finally removed after a few of the more ferocious members, Lonely Lou the Hermit and Tough Touche O ' Shea, were isolated in tents away from civilization. Recollecting famous rides of history, everybody agrees that had .Folwi C il|)in. or even I ' anl liiiusclf. tried to ride in one i)f these trucks conveyini; their huui.in cartroes oxer tin in those long and short lines in front of the tables in North Area have since caused many regrets and peculiar agitations. ... A few days later came the first real graduation parade for two years. . . . How much the present proceedings reminded the member of ' ' ■Z3 of that memorable formation when he stood in the rear rank, a plebe for the last time! The new joy, the new outlook on life, the exultation and the new sense of loyalty experienced at recognition can only be appreciated by those who have gone through a year of plebedom. There they go! " first class, front .wd center! " Thei leave the ranks of the Corps and marcli forward, a long, straight line of men who wear the si mholical firey and white for the last time. . . . Have they regrets? Would they have acted differently, knowing what they do now ' ? ■» The thought of the sunnner that is here brings back memories of tlie experiment tried first upon the class of 19!2,S by a summer at ( ' .imp Dix. New Jersey. Prior to leaving the Post their first duty as yearlings was ;i thorough policing of barracks. Remember the enormous ))iles of tr.-ish heaved down the stairs, sprinkled with broken bottles whose contents of hair tonic and medicants artistically stained walls and fioors? Then the long ride to the new station. corduroy roads to a huge sand waste upon which a few artificial contrivances liad been inst.illed to give the appearance of a target range, these f.imous riders would have wished their respective praises resung. That grimy first week u|)on the Camp Dix range, when wind.ige. pit details and lemonade occupied en- tirely the minds of many a prone marksman, was com])arable to a campaign across the .Sahara Desert. . . . Then the weeks that fol- lowed, with their morning drills! Enough am- munition exjiended in Field Artillery to have restaged the Battle of the Marne. . . . " On this line, reference target, mount gun ! " Rather join the Navy than spend a life putting a lii-o hundred sixty-five m m - niacliine gun u]) on a tripod all day long. (At that, those were neat patterns the boys used to make on the little targets of the thousand- inch range with the Browning machine guns.) Just a few hundred yards from the scene of all this carnage a three-ring circus in which promising horsemen dashed madly round and round with lower legs not only well back, but tightly clamped. . . . And the peaceful New Jersey landscape surprised now and then by the sudden appearance of a camouflaged scout, crouching and running, supposedly quietly, iiis knife and fork rattling furiously in his mess kit. ... A part of a detail working out a problem in minor tactics, located prefer- ably in close proximity to an apple orchard. . . . Iced tea at noon banishing all cares, except those of the unfor- tunates who took dancing lessons every afternoon in the camp gvuinasium. . . . Black Jack and other games on various banks, extra instruction in barracks in dancing by victrola, canoe rides by moon- light, and otherwise, on the painted Rancocas, swimming trips to Brown ' s Mills (when " Waffles " used to lend the reconnaissance car to hurrv the thing along), and the hops in the camp gymnasium making time pass quickh Lonely Lou. th possible. Those Snakes of an evening, hanging by the rafters to get into a pair of white trousers so as to be as ' " " " ' far from an oily floor as same snakes a few hours later, sitti ng uncomfortably in the " Japanese Garden, " wondering if that pair of trousers would last one more week in the event the Q. M. still held out on the laundry. . . . Hurried Saturday inspec- tions and the mad rush for taxis and the station for week-end leaves ; trips to Spring Lake, where not a few saw the ocean for the first .time in their lives ; the trip under arms to Hog Island to help break a record in ship launching — " seven ships in fifty minutes ' — the competition drill attempted on a small pier; the introduction to liquid fire at Lakehurst, where the feed that was turned out is still remembered — all these events and countless others contributing toward making the summer a real one. . . . An innovation in the drab routine of cadet life with a balloon ascension and airplane rides that provided many thrills and not a few tales of narrow escapes. At length the day arrived when the class silently folded their tents and stole away, in the murky dawn, on the march back to West Point. Three days as infantry, three as cavalry and three as field artillery. . . . What a time around the watering places, where -Mark Seven. " many unexpected baths occurred ! And the real difficulties that pre- sented themselves around the creeks when the privacy of the daily ablutions was disturbed by the intrusion of the gentler sex wandering carelessly around the neighborhood. . . . Those same old gray walls looming up again and Hudson ' s grandeur somehow enhanced as the class rode back into the fold that sunny morn- A voice from the reviewing stand com- mands: " p.Ass IN review! " The band moves forward and aivaits the signal of the battalion commander. The straiglit line is brolcen as the first companti, comjnanded by the new First Classman, l reah i into column of squads. ll_ two hundred sixty-six The Mess at Lakehurst. pression, many specials, and much tenth dispersion upon first leave, especially the taste of that class banquet at to the Point. The program replete with songs and d by Catlett. then class ) resident, and Fritz Breidstcr, and Johnnie Salsman. . . . Nothing to pipe until Furlo, for an economical administration had declared that the appearance of the Corps at the Cai itol City during the inaugural period was not necessary. ... A spring not without interest, however . . . ' 23 winning the Indoor Meet by a large margin and boasting of a hero on the last day of May. Will anyone forget tiiat Navy baseball game, when Cragin took the box with five runs against us and was afterwards carried triuinpiiantly off the field, along with the scorelxiard. by .i Corps gone wild? The Navy was actually licked. Every platoon is inarchin; with eyes right, saluting the men who have just left their viidst. The one in column of squads in the center of the plain What a difference from be- ing lowly yearlings to that of administrators of the Corps I . . . That year after Dix was one continual soiree; embar- rassments forever following the yearling corps, owing to his distorted conception of the proper use of his new author- ity. . . . His second year here and still a Third Classman. . . . But Christmas leave soon dispelled the thoughts of mili- tary cares and worries and in- troduced him to the outside world and incidentally to a Girl, the cause of much de- his return. ... A keen appreciation of his the Astor, just before wending his way back ances by Broadway entertainers and speeches Ship whole plain is alive with two moving columns: movins north to form the other column of platoons moving in the oppo- site direction and back to harrachs. ♦ •Tust like that parade a year ago, and yet somehow different, when but seventeen men were graduated, when the step was unusually slow because the Second Class wanted to catch the five- fifteen for Furlo. , . . ...Some men dwelling quiet- ly in the paternal fold, spend- ing two healthy months on the farm or passing a languorous and pleasant time in the town or city; not a few energetic in- tiro hundred sUfiistven honest-to-goodnrss stories of the iinimitable events to wild animals, the latter including the " y Blind always a critical period from several points of vi They are entering the sallyport now l)i columii into line in the area — another year in front of racks anil the n ' intlows of West Academic where the re- flected rays of the lowerinr sun flashed back to them. . . . In their midst twenty-five of their number . . . finished at last. The tri)) to New Haven, and that never-to-be-forgotten battle given to the Blue. . . . Another Navy game. . . . And then the last Christ mas but one; a large part of the class involuntarily remain- ing beliind because of de- pleted funds. . . . Most men having become more vulner- able witii their length of stay away from West Point, ac- cordingly more men came back from leave more in love than e er. . . . How this added burden of bliss lengthened the days until that third stripe, just now sewed on. marked the beginning of a glorious j ' ear — the reward for three years of incessant toil. . . . They are halted now, in line. A new top kick returns a new company commander ' s salute and a new year is about to begin. . . . i. spK( Tiox arms! I ' OBT arms! nisMissED ! ! ! dixidu.ijs iiettering themselves finaneially and jK-rhaps |)liysieally by working at various and sundry ()eeu|)ations ; several tasting the de- liglits of I ' aris and other European capitals abroad; still others gracing hotel porches and gaudy pavilions at summer resorts until ])(euniary embarrassment ensued; and the majority managing temporarily to fall into that blissful abyss where the j)ower that makes the world go round resides and called, misunderstanding!}-. Love. . . . These pitfalls seemingly present in evCTv state from Maine to Lower California, with some- one in the First Bat who claimed to have found One in . rkansas. . . . Then the varying but of every furlough, treating of subjects from Fords Tiger. . . . The aftermath of a climax is in itself of KjUiiils. In another minute they will break symbolized by the confining walls of bar- Fnfin! A Navy Victory. two hundred sixty-eight THE YEARLING S wi 19 24 tJ two hundred sixty-nine Ackerraan. S. W. Binford Chazal Dean. R. L. Fletcher. L. Adams, J. C. L. Bingham Clark. F. T. Decker Adams, I- W. Blanchard Clark. L. M. De la Rosa Foote, A. G. Alderman Blinn Claussen Des Islets Bliss Clavbrook Dewey. L R. Ford, G. A. Anding Boatner Cleary. M. H. Dickerson Andrews. E. L. Bonnett Clearv. W. J. Dillard Fos ter. A. P Andrews. R. C. Booth. C. L. Clvburn Appleby Booth. E. F. Coatcs Dombrows kv French Arias Collet Dudley. VV. K. Friedersdorff Arnold Bragan Conlev, S. G. Duerr Frierson Bailey. C. N. Brewer Conrad Dugan Furuholraen Bailey, D. T. Bailey, K. R. Brinson Coombs Duval Brookings Cooper. P. Dvcr Card Baillie Brown. P. W. Cor nog Brown. W. H. Coughlin Eaton Gibbs Baker. R. A. Burggemeier Count Gibson. R. Barkcs Brunner, W. J. Cousland Ellinger. 5- J. Gilford Barksdalc Buck Craw Elliott, G. E. Gillespie, W. Barton. O. M. Bughcr Crosby Ellsworth Gillette Baughman Bump Cullen Elmore Glasgow Bender Burger Cummings Elward Gleason Bennett. C. W. Burgess Cureton Ely Glenn Bennett. E. H. Burrill Dabezies Ent Goodman Benz Busbey Dahnke Erskine Berry. L. C. Cameron Daniel, C. D. Evans, V. Graves. R. Carpenter, F. F. Darling Graves, R. D Bertsch Carroll, M. R. Dasher Finlay Bcurket Cavenaugh, H. T Davidson. T. A. Greig Richer C ay wood Davis. J. W. Fish Griffin Bidwell Chamberlain, E. J.t Dawson, A. Fisher. R E. Griffith. L, E Bigelow Chang Day Fisher. S. H. Harper. R. W. Hawkins. J. R. Hill, D C Hill. J G. Ilincke Hirz Hitchings Hoeper Holmes. T Hopewell Hundley, D. H. Hutchinson. C. B. Ingalls Itschner John Johnson. F, W " Tohnson, H. W Tohnson. W. L Jones. W. F. Justice Keeler. F. R. Keeley, H. J. Keiler, R. D. Kendall Ker, H. Kernan, G. M. Kernan, P. M. Kessinger Ketohrum Kidwell. F. E. Kiel Kielty King, C. J. King. H. C. Kirkendall Kirkpatrick, F. Kirkpatrick, L. Koch. R, A. Koszewski two hundred seventy KrauthofI McCuIloch Kreidel McCraw Kuniholm Mcllugh [.arhie Mcl.amb I mberton McNary I ndon Mabic I-anham MacCloskey Macklin MacRae Lawter Lazarus Maglin I.ee, E. O. Maher Lee. R. V. Malin I nzncr Marcinski Leonard. A. T. Marcus. D. Leonard, G. B. Marinelli Liebel Martin. D. Lightcap Massaro Limpus Massey Lincoln Matthews Linn Mattice Lloyd Mead. A. t Meehan Ixnitzenheiser Mcister I-uebbermann Merkle Lynch. B. A. Mcsick Lvndall Millencr McBride. R. J. Miller. A, McCloud Miller. R. McCoinsey Mdler, V. : McConahay Mitchell. F McConnell Mitchell. R. Moon Pickhardt E. Poblete Moore. D M. Polsgrovc E. Poore Moore. J. G. Pratlier Moores. Z W. Procter Morris, J. A. Pulsifer Moses Purcell Mulligan, i. T. Pyne Murphy. IL A. Raguse Murtaugh Ramsey. J. Neelv. M. E. Rasmiissen Nelson. O L. Raymond, C Nelson, P B. Reading Noel Rcardon Nugent O ' Connor Regnier Reid, G, J. O ' Neill Renn Outcault Reynolds, F Page Richardson Palmer. C. D. Ricpe Palmer. G W. Roberts. H. Pape Roberts, T. Parmly Robins. E. . Partridge Robins, R. : Pasolli Robinson, C Paton Rodieck Pence Rogers Penton Rothgeb Perkins Rowe Peterson. Phasey E. J. Royce Rule Ryan. T. C. Rynearson Salmon Samoucc Saiher Schaefer. H. T. Schacfer. V. H. Schenck Schmidt Scott. E. L. Scott. J. D. Seibert Selwa y Sexton Shumate Shunk Sibley Simon Sites .Skinner, L. A. Slater Smith. D. B. Smith. G. J. Smith. T. C. Smith, J. M. Smith, L. S. Smith, M. E. Smith. R. F. Smithers Smythe Sollenberger W. Stadlcr Stanley, D. S. Stebbins Steel Stephens. R. Stevens, F. R. Stevens, V. C. Stevenson, C. G. Stewart. J. A. Stika Stokes Storck. D. G. Stowell Strohecker Strother Stuart. J. R. Stubblebine Sullivan. G. J. Summerall. C. P. Theis Thomas. R. G. Thompson, F. T. Thompson. F. S. Thompson. J. S. Thompson. R. H. Towers Tracy Traywick Van Way Van Wyk Vaughn Vichules Vogel Wallace. E. C. Wallington. M. Waters Watson. J. A. Weinaug Weir Wells. B. H. Wells, J. B. Wells, I- F. White, E. H. Wilde Williams, J. F. Williams, J. J. Willis, J. S. Wilson, O. O. Witman Woltersdorf Wood, W. R. Wren Wrockloff Young two hundred seventy-one Casfualties; L. S. Aldrich R. E. Alkn R. E. Allen. iJnd B. Q. Baggett B. W. Barclay G. R. Beane A. E. Beasley V. G. Bell F. A. Belousek W. R. F. Bleakney C. R. Bloome T. J. Britton L. F. Brown W. L. Burhank T. R. Butler V. S. Carlson J. A. Clement A. F. Coleman F. C. Connally D. R. Cowart ' E. W. Cowles L. J. Cox R. Crook G. V. Croswell S. W. Csutoros E. D. Curtis T. F. Curtis M. D. Daley A. W. Davenport H. E. Davies E. L. Davis H. B. Davis R. C. Davis J. L. DePew C. I. Dietz W. K. Donnellan y. L. Ducllev F. E. Dunn " E. A. Ebersole E. L. Emerson W. E. f rranton W. P. Faulconer D. C. Foote R. S. Frazier K. B. Gedney R. G. Gillespie M. Gomez P. A. Guinn L. C. Hall A. K. Hancock AI. T. Hankius M ' . H. Harris W. J. Hill y. J. Hoobing W. C. Horton K. D. Hotchkiss C. E. Hunter L. H. Hutchison J. L. Jackson P. C. James y. H. Kelley R. E. Kennon C. W. Kern E. C. King H. .M. King L. W. King G. Kirkpatrick G. S. Kleeberger S. B. Koch V. A. Kropff R. L. Lambright R. AI. Lawson E. C. Lesch O. D. Lewis W. J. Long C. H. Lull T. C. Lyon W. L. IvicBride J. W. .McCauley L. Q. ISIcComas J. C. AIcDiarmid C. McDole A. J. McGinness O. E. Mclntire P. B. Martin O. L. Mason y. A. Mead J. G. Merrick H. N. Naylor E, L. Neeley J. S. Newcomb J. R. Xolen J. W. O ' Brien O. Ogle H. R. Ogden J. M. O ' Rear L. L. Orth W. L. Oberg H. L. Palmer U. A. Patchett J. B. Ransey W. S. Reanev C. D. Renfro " E. J. Reeves W. C. Reynolds E. H. Runkle T. F. Schrader C. W. Scovel L. G. Simmons M. A. H. Smith R. E. Smith C. Snoble D. J. Sobolewski J. R. Southard W. C. Stearlev L. R. Stone T. P. R. Stout S. B. Strang G. W. Stratford R. W. Struppa W. J. Swift H. Swits H. D. Taylor J. E. Thompson A. R. Thornton J. A. Tilbury C. F. Tischbein I. P. Trotter W. O. Ulsaker B. M. Underwood O. F. Van Horn C. H. Warner B. C. Webster A. G. Wertz A. A ' heeler A. E. ' iggin T. H. Wiles H. R. A. Wiley G. C. Wilken C. F. Williams E. H. Wilson S. A. Wilson y. H. Wilson J. W. Wiseheart R. K. Woodson y. S. Yordon i liro hundred i crciil ii-hro CLASS HISTORY THE MISSING LINK TO ALL those lovers of Darwin who. seeing this titU-. expeet to rest a while in the shade of their familv tree while they jieruse somewhat concerniiiii tiieir aneestry, I would say pass it up, anthropoid, pass it up. This article is not to deal with those primitive denizens of the jungle, but with real live lO t Model men. In a word, this is the missing link between the Plebe version of the doings of the Class of 19 ' H and their later accomplishments as Yearlings. Some things look better from a distance than at close range. Take, for ex.iniple. a custard pie, which certainly has a more pleasing appearance when iewed through a restaurant window tlian when it is adorning the face of a comedian — es) ecially if one happens to be the comedian. In just this way our doings of last year look more attractive from here, where we can let out our chins to gaze upon them, than they did from the alcoves of old nineteen twenty. Of course, one has only to consult statistics in order to satisfy himself that when it came to atliletics we were not found wanting. When football season rolled around there were lots of outfits issued to the Class of ' ii. and most of them stayed put. Who would care for a sweeter sight than little old French scampering uj) the field with the melon under his arm, while Don Storck and Mulligan content themselves with knocking the interference coo-coo. " We would like to mention the names of all the athletes here, but, since it can ' t be done, you ' ll find a class roll under the big picture up front. Also let us invite your attention to the various squ.ad rolls in their proper places, for not only in football did we shine. When it was murmured that, over in the gym. the boys were heaving the ap])le in the little cage, such names as Dabezies, Vichules and Forbes sprang into prominence. And upon shifting the scene of action to the swimming pool, we have- hut we ' ll let Sandy Goodman give you his own pet version of the nymphlike work he performs. Hold your seats while he tells you, for his line won him a season ticket in the first section in B. S. Ah! and then when old Ma Nature sjiread her green mantle over the Post, and the bluebirds began announcing th.it Spring had come we har- vested our crojis of baseball, lacrosse, tennis and track men. Sure we had some athletes during our Plebe year, but that isn ' t all. In other branches of Corps activities we furnished our share of material. Bootlieked. indeed, were the toddlers who dug the festive shins to the tune of tlie Plebe orchestra ; up- lifted were the congregations who listened to two hundred seventy-thr»» i the Cadet Chapel Choir swelled from our numbers; and entranced were the audiences who looked on as in minor capacities we as- sisted in the rendering of Yale ' s Hundredth Night masterpiece. Even in aca- demics, naturally an unim- portant part in a kaydet ' s training, we shone dimly. At any rate, the Kaydet Store had to purchase the milky way in order to satisfy our demand for gold stars. And last, but by no man- ner of means least, you must remember that they also serve who only cut the meat. In other words, we tried to " play the game " and be " good Plebes. " This in itself sounds simple, but as the days got warmer and warmer, while June crept closer and closer, it became increasingly hard, until at last, just at the moment when the camel thought the very next straw would surely go in cider, the Hell-Cat sounded " Assembly " for Graduation P-rade. " First Sergeant, dismiss the company. " " ' Spection, Arms. Port, Arms. Front rank. About, Face. Dismissed. " And amid the ensuing clamor and tumult the Class of 1924 become Yearlings. Will we ever forget that sensation when our upper class front rank file extended five fraternal fingers to clasp our own trembling Plebe digits. ' ' Never, Evelyn may prove fickle like all the others but one, George ' s horse may lose his ponderous proverbial noise-making attributes, but the memory of that last P-rade will remain graven upon our memories till Crow ' s Nest is a valley. We were Yearl- ings, actual upper classmen ! Gone was the fear of the hombres with the zebra-like sleeves, gone our dread of chow call with its accompanying ordeal. All the world seemed very level, for before us were ten carefree days of deadbeat. And the montli was June. On the following day our erstwhile enemies, the classes above us, departed for their various des- tinations, lea ing us the freedom of the Post and an overpowering desire to exercise our new privi- leges. We were all young Alexanders the Great surrounded by new worlds labeled " Con- quer Me. " Tlie labels were superfluous, I do not pretend to be able to present the various emotions, whims and desires of my classmates at tliis time, but I had a great desire to see just what West Point would look like from the center of the plain, to examine tiie composition of the concrete on diagonal walk, to watch the river rush by Flirtation Walk, to — but why go into details, every newly made Yearling since Jonah studied navigation has felt the same way. Un- der these conditions the way in which we oc- cupied the time during our ten-day deadbeat can well be imagined. The Kaydet Store was flooded witli requisitions for golf equip- On and In the Huds. two hundred seveniy-four Leaz-ing for uLj nient, and for a time the plain was just about as safe as a Mill ' s grenade with the pin out. The air was as full of balls as the sign on a ho ck shop. The accepted rule was to call " Fore " just soon enough to allow the nonjKirtisan victim to turn and catch the ball in his face. So much for golf. Be- side this nerve-racking sport, there were boating parties, swimming fests, tea fights, hops, movies, etc. Each day dozens of would- be Francis Drakes circuii navigated Bannerman ' s and Constitution Islands, paus- ing now and then in their miniature cruisers to dimple the surface of Old Hudson by plunging overboard for dips in the briny deep. Each afternoon groups of two ' s and tliree ' s. self-consciously arraved in that harness best adapted to P. Sing, ambled expectantl.v to the abodes of friendly officers, there to sip the festive tea and envelop quantities of party chow. Then, at night, when the sun had gone to till its Chinese contract, leaving the moon to walk post in its stead, lights twinkled from the windows of Cullum Hall and, guided by the strains of sweet nnisie, ' twas there one liad to go to find the Kaydets. Tiiere, gliding to and fro i)eiie;it]i tile liglits (the number of which is best known to Plebes), or stroMing dreamily upon the moonlight-batiied balcony wliile the searchlights from the nightboat caused many a hasty separ.-ition in the corners, tliere it was tli.it many a Yearling fancy turned to thoughts of — cit life. But beneath the surf.ice of .ill the ple.isures of our .Iiiiu- di ' .idbeat r.iii .in iiiidercurniit of ex- pect.-iney. ' e were looking forward to tlie time, wlien, for a period, we would ([uit the mon.istie gray walls wiiieli had separated us from the outside world for eleven months, and would go to that much- talked-of iil.iee ( ' amp I)ix. How we had strained our ears, from behind the array of coffee pots and milk pitchers in the mess hall, to overhear the t.iles of pleasure i)assi ng belief told by the Class of ' 23 whicli had summered there the year previous. Tliey had worked a bit in the mornings, they said, but from noon till Taps they had rested like the pam) ered pets of a plutocratic populace, while the countryside turned out to jiroN ide for their amusement. Yea I C;iiiip Dix. M last the gre.it day came. . ll our b.iggage having been loaded and shipped the daj ' before, we rolled our tooth brushes and other we.i|)ons in our jiaeks, policed barr.icks to a fare-j-e-well and set out with light hearts for tlie land of milk and honey. .Speedily we entr.ained and soon the eoiinlry w.is rolling by, leaving our crag- stiidded stronghold farther and farther behind, .lust how far behind we were to learn on the hike back. At Hoboken we picked up the First Class, which had been viewing the Army through the eyes of Coast Artillerymen. Not long afterward the train stopped, we thought to take water, but shortly learned th;it we had arrived at the Camp. ' ith our morale at its highest pitch we detrained preparatory to marching to bar- racks. A few soldiers, idling about the sta- tion, roused enough interest to look at us, one two hundred seventy-five Eli Route for the Rifle even going so far as to ask his companion wlio and what we were. We looked about, remembering the enthusias- tic throng wliich. from re- port.s, slioukl have greeted us. The tlirong was con- spicuous by its absence. Also the enthusiasm. The tem- perature was a hundred, more or less, in the shade. There was no shade. We wore woolen shirts and car- ried packs. During the march to barracks a heavy pall of dust enveloped lis. When we arrived at bar- racks we were hungry and thirsty. The only available water was warm and brack- ish ; there was no food ready. We sat down on our packs, and — this was Camp Dix. However, as Satan said, when, after having been kicked out of Heaven, he landed in Camp Dix, " The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Dix, a Dix of Heaven. " So with true Satanic philosophv, and in a truly Satanic frame of mind, we set about making our quarters habitable. Details ran hither and yon. Baggage was unloaded, brought in and unpacked. The cooks arrived, functioned, and the troops ate. Ten minutes later everyone was happy. Since in another part of this book there is an accurate statistical account of our activities dur- ing the summer, there is no need for me to go here into detail concerning our various drills, guards, details, and other duties. Since, however, this other account is to be more or less statistical, and since tlie activities of the Class of 192 1, from June, 1921, until the present time of writing, center largely around Camp Dix, it may be well if I touch more or less broadly upon the lighter side of our summer ' s life. The ice, if one can imagine ice at Dix in .June, was officially broken the day after our arrival. There was a hop in the camp gymnasium given in our iionor by the natives of the vicinity, and in order to allow us to do our part, the T. D. suspended all duties for the day. Since Dame Rumor had it noised abroad that the word L. F. was as unknown as the fourth dimension in New Jersey, the troops were piping the affair with much gusto. Everyone figured that he could make as big a splash in the soc ial pool as Steve Brodie did in the Hudson. We were all a bit like Steve, too, in that the femnies were issued out by lottery, a la table d ' hote, sight-unseen. However, we had not a care in the world as we donned F. D. -50-50 and strutted out through the dust in search of the gym. We found the gym, all right, but there was that about it which kept our minds off its architecture. Old King Solomon wasn ' t such a dumb-bell as most bachelors consider him. At any rate, beyond tlie shadow of peradven- ture, the fair sex hath charms, and if this is so, as they say in Math, class, then that gym was a charming ])lace. Some time when you feel in an experimental mood take three hundred femmes and place them with an equal number of kaydets in a building having a smooth floor: add " unspeakable jnzz " to taste and see what happens. That is exactly what happened on that night. In fact, when the powers that be called time at 1 A. M., two hundred seventy-six The Ri.lc Ra both sides were still raring to go. All in all, it was a keen hop; fenimes, music, floor, chow and all. One can easily see that the affair was a suc- cess by the fact that the kay- det laundry charged us extra that week for washing the addresses ofi the cufls. From then on we were all set for partners at the hops. However, our summer life was not all to be spent in this froglike pastime. Ac- cording to the " Com., " we were not only to carry out a whale of a drill and instruc- tion schedule, but were to " outsoldier the soldiers " as well. We evidently did it, too, because no soldiers died of overwork during the com- petition. Read tiiat again; it ' s dec]). However, that is beside the point. Our day ' s work consisted in some siui))lc jirogram such as this: Build a rifle range in the morning, set fire to it in the afternoon, and put the fire out at night; between periods we could relax a bit by riding horses, caissons, aeroplanes and balloons ; between rides we emulated Old Dutch Cleanser and chased dirt — Oh, nuich dirt. All the time we put up an intellectual and satisfied front like the much-advertised m.-m who succeeded through fifteen minutes ' easy reading evcrv day. This was to fool tlie public. One can readily imagine that after a week spent in tiiis manner we never failed to welcome the week-ends. In fact, had if not been for these week-ends we would have met the camp nurses horizontally rather tha n vertically. Just as soon as S.iturday rolled around, there were just two classes of kay- dets; those already gone, and those still going. Where did the kaydets go during the week-ends. ' ' Ask Dad, he knows I Some went home, some visited fcmmes, a part went to the big towns in search of excitement. ;i few went on tile " Coin ' s " ) icnies. the rest just went. So did the summer. Yes, the snminer. at least tiie Cam]) Dix leg of it, was over; and, with the march order published, we immediately began [ireparations for the return hike. Tlie first part of the process was much like tliat uixm our departure from the Point. Baggage was packed, loaded and shipped; packs were rolled; barracks thorougiily policed; and each man carrying his O. D. papoose, we tramped to another part of camp to go into bivouac for the night. This was our last night in camp, and it was with varying emotions that we realized tliis fact. Memories of various incidents in our summer ' s life rose before us with startling intensity, .ind to the surprise of most of us, they were largely |)leasant memories. In f.ict, we were .ill rather sorry to leave. However, " the moving finger writes, and. having writ, moves on. " No statement could possibly fit Army life better. We pitched our tents, and having adapted our minds to the various details upon which our names happened to be, we began to adapt our bodies to the contours of tlie ground. That is to say, some of us retired early. Others there were who felt the necessity of bidding farewell to certain persons, places and things of endearment within the near vicinity. Sta- tistics show that a large percentage of the nurses were late for Reveille the next morn- ing, and it is certain that our camp guard was Field Artillery on the Hike iLy= two hundred seventy-seven run at all hours of the night. By the way, how nnich are two and two? ' hen Reveille sounded the next morning, the majority of the troops were up scratch- ing their chins with razors and cultivating appetities for breakfast. That ever-impor- tant incident having been well taken care of by the cooks, we folded our tents like rookies and noisily beat it. The First Bat went as Artillery for the first four days, the Second Bat as Cavalry. The Third Bat? Oh, they walked. Most of the camp turned out to see us as Ambulance Tram en the Hike .g gj. (j„j. pvcr the gOod roads with " Old Sol " promising a clear day, and, in fact, with our column in perfect order, we were by no means a displeasing spectacle. Hik ing is just a continued process of putting one foot down about thirty inches in front of the other, somewhere around one hundred and fifteen times every minute. On this particular day, after we had continued the above process for about five hours, or twelve and eight-tenths miles, we arrived at Edgebrook, our first camp site. The site lay in a field a bit higher than the road, and near which a tiny stream trickled. The morale was a trifle low as we pitched our tents and went about our work on the various details, for we were tired. Besides, " Old Sol " Ii.id gone back on his word and it had begun to rain. However, there is nothing like hot food to put new life into tired soldiers. There was no exception in our case, for not long after we had used and washed our mess kits, various exploring parties were already reconnoitering for pleasure. !Most of us, though, having gone to bed early, lay for a time listening to the rain pattering on the canvas two feet above our heads, and wondering when the numerous bugs, which had come into our tents to keep warm and for this jjurjiose were exercising themselves by crawling around on us, would keep still and go to sleep. The rain continued to patter, the bugs con- tinued to crawl, but Death ' s brother conquered at last. We slept. On tliat second morning of the liike First Call was not greeted by such an active camp as had welcomed it tlie morning previous. The march, the rain, the night on Mother Earth ' s wet face, had all combined forces to tire us out, and for a few moments we lay still, enjoying the luxury of our warm, wet blankets. Not for long, though, there was work to be done. Camp must be struck; break- fast must be eaten; another march must be made; therefore, up and at ' em! In an hour, greatly re- freshed by the effects of cold water applied externally and hot coffee taken internally, we were on the muddy roads bound for Grover Hill, eleven and six-tenths miles . awaj-. The routine of making and breaking camp is always very niucli the same no mat- ter where the site or what the conditions may be, therefore, hereafter, lest this account become monotonous. I will omit these details and merely " hit the high spots. " Grover Hill is famous for three reasons : First, because we spent a night there; sec- ond, because a keen mill stream runs through it; and third, because it is only about five miles from Prince- two hundred seventij-eiijlit f ton. Very soon after we had made camp, kaj-dets in every s tage of dress and un- dress sallied down to the stream in the washing mood. Every day is laundry-day on a liike, and every man his own laundress, so that soon, from fences, trees and buslies, near tlie stream, clothing fluttered and dried in the breeze. Razors rasped over bestubbled chins, soap- suds dropped from gleaming wet shoulders, soap - blind k S ' HB ' KMr ' .yS Wl CrflLJBli- iWWtSJlH B Kaydets here and there ■ m p SjM S B HKra S H groped wildly for towels, H KfflBKfp , B B BI ' ' Naiads smoked on the Mv X r i!i Ev HUgi H grassy- banks and Dryad HBl jiiSiEi4R X B (dried) in the sunshine. The " Mess Line " Corps was getting pure. And why not? Princeton was only five miles away. Immediately after supper several truckloads of us went into town to look around the domain of the Tiger. The ' blare of music coming from a well-lighted area, roped off in the midle of the main stem, first cauglit our attention. Upon closer inspection we saw that under the auspices of the fire- men, who also furnislied the music, a street dance was in progress. Now Princeton University being closed for the Summer, tlic students naturally were on vacation, and thus the resident femmes were manfully struggling through the summer by a more or less stagette (feminine stag) existence. This may explain our warm reception. . t any rate, drill breeches, G. I. shoes, and all, we were swept into the arena, wlierc, judging from our consequent actions, no one would have suspected us of having liiked that day. . keen full moon shone down on us as we returned to camp; and, as we sat before our tents smoking our after-taps cigarettes and swapjjing individual incidents of the eve- ning, we felt that tlie hike was a pretty good tiling after all. Our third day ' s hike, an affair of ten and three-tentlis miles, took us througli Princeton and landed us out in " the sticks in the Back Brook Locality, a place noted for its length and breadth. The chief sport in the Back Brook Locality is listening, for, when the wind is in tlie right quarter, a man with good ears can hear the train whistle as it nnis away back in civilization, and thus lose a part of the feeling of isolation. Tliis being the case, it was witli no great sense of sorrow that we set out for Somerville the following day. The roads and weather both being favorable, as indeed they were throughout the hike with tlie exception of the first day, we easily tore off the eleven miles to our camp just beyond town. Here we rested over tlie weeii-end, reveling in the purely podunkal pleasures of the pristine pilgrim ])atriarcli. While resting we changed our table of organization so that the First Bat. became cavalry, the Second Bat. motor- ized, and the Third Bat. artillery. On Sun- day many of the villagers, prompted by much the same spirit which causes folks to attend •a circus performance, came out to see our ■camp, where, with many " Oh ' s " and " Ah ' s, " expressing great astonishment, they watched us at our work. There were many things -worth watching, too, especially among the miounted troops. Anyone who has braved. ud H ' ct Clothe two hundred sevenly-nine m % i for the first time, the dan- gers of grooming a pair of wheel horses tied to a picket line seething with other ex- cited equine beasts, can un- derstand with what temerity we undertook it; any old- timer at the game can ap- preciate the humor of the situation. Wat er call also provided a diversion, when, with both hands full of hal- ter shanks, we were dragged into the stream by our thirsty mounts, who, while quenching their vast thirsts, surveyed us with mingled disapproval and amusement. Incidents such as these kept our unfailing interest in our work. But enougli — let us continue the hike. Our sixth day ' s march of nine miles to Far Hills, and our consequent night ' s camp there in the fair grounds, being uneventful, we can pass on to the incidents of the seventh day, when, after a fourteen and a half mile sojourn, we arrived in Morristown. Morristown is a keen podunk, and keenly were we entertained there. Those of us who did not go to the shows, or to tlie Y. M. C. A. for the purpose of catching up correspondence, were given a royal welcome at the High School hop, held in our honor. Here, in spite of the fact that the ratio on femmes was about one-fourth to one, we had no difficulty whatever in enjoying ourselves to the utmost. At the completion of the hop we were taken back to camp in trucks, which, being limited in number, whereas we were not, were packed bej ' ond belief. The next day ' s hike was the longest one of the trip, twenty-two miles. This being the case, one can readily imagine that there was not much running around done by us in Pompton Lakes. In fact, after changing our organization for the last time, so that the First Bat. became deadbeats, the Second Bat. artillery, and the Third Bat. cavalry, we lost no time before we turned in pre- paratory to quitting New Jersey for Hillburn, N. Y., on the succeeding day. After we had landed in Hillburn and pitched our camp in the ball ))ark, we speedily forgot the thirteen and three-tenths miles which we had marched in order to get there, but went out in search of amusement. Our days of freedom were nearly at an end, so that after a plunge in the icy stream which ran nearby, we were ready to let the time die hard. Amusement was quickly and easily found. There were three hops at our very front door, so to speak, beside the numerous lesser parties to which some of us had been invited. Fr un the tales related by kaydets who went else- where, every place must have put out to a fare-ye-well ; as for the liop at the fire house, I can vouch for its having been a cold max. Scads of femmes turned out from Suffern and other nearby podunks, so that the ratio on femmes was very liberal. The music and floor were very good, and as for the chow — Boy, howdy! — just pause while I elucidate! A table about thirty feet long by five feet wide was loaded to capacity with layer cakes of every kind, sort, variety, and description; and the best part of it was that they were all home-made, " tlie kind that mother used to make. " To wash down the cake there Discy Days at Dix " ' ' " ' " inexhaustible suj jily of lemonade. iUBO hundred eighty The Corps at Yale How early First Call seemed on the morning when it called us to get up and march away to Harriman ! But did we regret for a moment the pleasures of the night before as we jogged over the fifteen miles? Some may have regret- ted it later as they walked north and south in the shadow of South Barracks, but on that morning our minds were rac- ing ahead. To speed things up a bit, suppose we race along with them. Let us see, even as they saw, the camp at Har- riman, the routine work there, the rally at night, the depar- ture in the morning, the fifteen mile ride through the brisk morning air to the Point. But here let us pause a moment and spoon up before we pass in re- view in front of the new Plebes. At anv rate, that is what wc did. And as we polished, shined, and groomed equipment, horses and selves by the entrance to the cemetery, a peculiar silence settled upon us, for our minds were busv witli our own jjcrson.-il i)roblems. There is a certain classmate of mine the back of whose luek I am familiar with in the minutest detail, because, for the next twenty minutes (it seemed like as many hours), I saw nothing else Not until we had passed tlirougli the old familiar grounds, withstood the battery of stares which doubt- less tiie Plebes bestowed upon us, their new masters, and had passed beyond the mess hall, did the backs relax, the eves turn; and a sigh of relief went through the whole column when, with the com- mand " Route Order, " tlie ordeal was over. On clown to tiie stables we went, there to groom for the last time our fireless twentv-vear-old charges. This duty jierformed, we returned to barracks .ind the luxury of the first Iiot showers since we left Camp Dix. A e were back at the Point. The Summer was over. i • i j- The next few weeks went as swiftly as a dream. Furlo Hop came, bringing with it the discon- solate Second Classmen ; it went, leaving them. For a time we interested ourselves in showing the Plebes the wav tliev should go; then the Academic Department opened up on us in dead earnest and we put everything from our minds but work. That sounds well ,it any rate, doesn ' t it? As a matte " r of fact, we tilled and arc filling exactly the same notch that every i earling class has filled, and when that is said ifs time to turn the page. We have our faults and we have our vir- tues; we aren ' t angels and we aren ' t all devils; but whatever we are or may be, we ' re West Point- ers, and we ' re for the Corps first, last and all the time. II two hundred eirjhly-one z " E m Al i 77 E CADET CHAPEL " Once again, Do I behold these steep and lofty, silent cliffs That on a ipild, secluded scene impass Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky. " ■two hundred eighly-two 5 m JL g I I ? s wi 19 2 5 l THE P L E B E S p two hundred eighty-thret J. Airan A. T. Akerman T. Q. Ashburn T. A. Baldwin E. A. Barlow V. J. Barndt E. ■W. Barnes R. M. Barton R. F. Bartz G. R. Beane A. T. Bell W. G. Bennett G. P. Berilla J. W. Black J. E. Boudreau C. P. Bradley D. H. Bratton J. I. Brosnan G. F. Bruner W. G. Bryte A. H. Burton T. Calhoun C. Cavelli J. A. Channon D. H. Chapell B. C. Clarke J. P. Cleland J. W. Clinton H. M. Cole J. W. Cowley H. W. Crandall M. G. Crombez D. F. Crosland F. S. Cusack W. N. Damas J. Daniel J. W. Dansby M. M. Dawson J. C. A. Denniston P. B. Denson J. L. DePew A. W. Dewees S. A. Dickson A. A. Dobak A. R. Dowling E. J. Dovle G. W. M. Dudley F. E. Dunaway T. L. Dunn C. R. Dutton H. O. Ellinger E. S. Esposito I. K. Evans C. C. Fargo A. W. Farwick R. T. Finn E. A. Foehl B. C. Fowlkes A. F. Freund W. A. Fuller J. F. Gamber E. A. Garbisch E. B. Gose W. B. Griffith W. C. Gullette N. C. Hale J. A. Hall M. Hamatv T. L. Harrold A. A. Hart J. H. F. Haskell W. O. Hauck W. O. Heacock W. W. Hodge E. V. Holmes W. H. Honnold S. J. Horn A. A. Horner R. L. Howze H. Hurd J. W. Huysoon T. H. James E. L. Johnson E. B. Kearns L. F. Kengla E. W. Kerns J. P. Kidwell H. F. Kimbrough G. Kirkpatrick S. M. Lansing H. C. Larter W. B. Le Favour R. M. Leland J. L. Lewis G. E. Linkswiler J. R. McGinness E. D. McLaughlin J. O. McMahan E. C. Mack O. C. Maier M. D. Masters D. E. Mitchell L. S. Moore W. T. Moore W. H. Morford J. W. Mosteller T. L. Mulligan E. T. Noyes W. H. Nutter G. B. Pebloe W. G. Plummer R. K. Quekemeyer R. E. Randall R. P. Reeder W. L. Ritchie N. J. Robinson C. H. Romeyn J. S. Roosina C. E. Saltzman R. M. Sampson J. S. Sarcka L. C. Scherer P. M. Seleen R. M. Shaw T. R. Sims E. J. Skalandzunos N. H. Smith W. C. Smith T. E. Smyth H. G. Spillinger C. E. Steele W. G. Stephenson W. F. Steer W. S. Sturman E. A. Suttles R. E. Tibbets C. F. Tischbein R. W. Toms O. C. Torbett F. G. Tufts " W. N. Underwood G. W. West S. Weston H. R. Westphalinger P. L. Weitfle T. B. Whitted S. A. Wilson V. H. Wilson C. F. Wingebach W. H. Wood L. E. Woods L two hundred eUjhty-juur l two hundred eight y-flvt- Casiualtiesi E. Adams G. G. Allen A. E. Ames L. C. Armstrong W. J. Baird J. G. Blasini R. C. Bowles R. T. Brackett J. O. Brauer A. P. Bridgeford A. C. Briggs T. J. Brown P. L. Bruce F. S. Budd N. S. Bushnell O. C. Bvrom H. G. Cook K. L. Cook R. B. Cook V. G. Cooper B. C. Cormanv C. F. Coulter " H. M. Daniels J. J. Donohue W. Dorst W. D. Douglass O. E. Eggert W. W. Ehrgott C. E. A. Elliot H. Ferer R. L. Fernald L. F. Fishback C. E. Fitts J. P. Ford L. S. Gilbreath R. G. Glover J. V. Hall G. K. Hauck J. R. Hawkins A. R. Heckey J. F. Hicks D. W. Hundley F. E. Hutchinson L. F. Johnson W. G. Johnson E. K. Jones E. J. Jones W. B. Lamey A. F. Lawrence P. Ledgerwood A. T. Lewis H. A. Lintz R. F. Love R. M. Luckey C. McConathy W. G. McGrath J. E. McLaren E. A. Mabbette C. S. Maddox W. D. Manz J. D. Martin W. D. Martin H. L. Miles E. P. Miller W H. Mills A. R. Monroe J. R. looney G. D. .Mvers H. H. Mvers F. Niblo " F. V. Osborn E. M. Parsons L. G. Provost H. L. Quarles L. M. Quillen E. D. Raney M. D. Rayner G. F. Reeves B. K. Rice L. S. Richards J. L. Ryan L. O. Scott V ' . A. Simons P. D. Sisemore J. Smiley J. G. Smith R. E. Smith W. H. Smith G. W. Sparling J. N. Stanley J. H. Stevenson H. H. Strow R. Swagerty L. Tunnell J. A. Van Alstine R. M. Van Pelt R. L. ' oelckel J. O. Wade C. P. L Wadley W. G. Waggoner A. R. Wallace D. A. Waller S. R. Westcott G. G. Whitaker J. A. Willis K. D. M iUis W. B. AVoods J. A. AA ' ood worth two hundred eighty-six Like Kings — In the Good Old Summer Time CLASS HISTORY A THOUGH the toppling of tlie Frcncli listic marvt ' l by America ' s pugilistic pride lias made the seeond of July, 19 ' 21, a day to be reiiienibered, the first day of the same month is fixed far deeper in the minds of the members of the Class of ' ' 25, and with a reason. July 1, the day we become kaydets, was sultry and rainy. The gray of the buildings seemed to reflect the somber hue of the sky, but none of the old-time beast detail were there to make our entrance grayer. How- ever, although " the old order changeth, " the men making up the entering class were practically the same types as the men who have been making up entering classes since the time Sylvanus Thayer ' s name was appended to the slugs. Broad-iirinuni-d Stctsonians, expectant Army infants, hard guv " cits, " doughboys ;ind collegians witii their trick jiats, .Joe Brooks ' coats and ties of flambovant stripes, all were there as we formed a line before the Administration Building. When Colonel Reynolds, after shoving a plank down our throats, had decided we weren ' t ready as yet to goldbrick in the hospital, we d-teed it (by order, sir!) to the west sallyport. There we were relieved willinglv or gripinglv of whatever casli we had managed to save from tlie clutches of profiteers on the way from our homes. Then, after convincing a board of Tacs. assembled on Diagonal, that we never even smelt spirituous li(|uors and never were proficient at Kthiopian Polo, we were driven like sheep to be shorn by .lolin, the barber. Outside of the sho)), the demon T. 1). had stationed one of their number to im])riss upon tin- misfortunates in line the fundamentals of the 1. I). R. This was our first drill. When one had fully demonstrated his efficiency, or utter inaptitude at getting the military nidiments and when one had gone down a long line to the barber ' s ciiair, he w.is permitted to wander iniguided to the C.idet Store, whire an Officer, seated on a chair, pointed out the purveyors of mat- tresses, pillows, blankets, comforters and whatnot. Loaded down with these sleeping tools, as the Japs call them, and with instructions to report back for two more loads, we staggered to the room which for two tired, but ha()py montiis was to be our home. I ittle did we realize, as we cursed the mattresses and comforters that in the f.all, winter and spring to come, they would be our only true solace. However, when we had tr.msported the other two loads across various obstacles to the same place and when, at last, we had m.in.iged, though we knew not how, and cared less, to make our future domicile a miniature Cadet Store, we heard the voice of the gong calling us to drill. How often were we to hear the same call in the next year? Then in white shirts, gray shirts, blue shirts, and even pink shirts, for the first time we right-faced and right-dressed in formation. When at last the call for dinner came, like poor little lambs under the careful guidance of sundry Tacs and Turnbacks, we were shoved into the mess hall, with few exceptions too amazed or too tired to do justice to the meal awaiting us. In some way, however, the time passed until we were commanded to arise and leave the calf that had been fatted for our coming. The whole afternoon was spent in two hundred eighty-secen drilling, drilling, and drill- ing except for one brief period when we again re- paired to the Cadet Store for rain coats which became necessary to keep the cruel elements from our tender skin. Just before supper time, or what our hungry stomachs thought should be supper time, we were marched to take the oath as Cadets. ' ho ' ll forget that time ? No more did the Com. and divers other Tacs stand on the Poop deck while be- low them in the Area the newly arrived beasts were sworn in. This time we were herded out of the drizzling rain into the room Bejore the T. D. Inquisition tjjgt ;„ later months was to be our battling ground with Math, writs. However, although much of the solemnity and ceremony was gone, we all meant what we swore as much as any that had gone before us. When we hit the hay that night we ' ll tell the world we were tired. Most of us had done more hurrying in those eight or so hours than Joey Ray did in breaking the mile and a half record. So it was the whole summer long. Like one of the Math Department ' s proteges, a geometrical progression, the work increased with the days spent and our poundage decreased in inverse ratio. In the " Good old days, " we ' ll admit they suffered more; but worked harder? — never. It was then that the Tactical Department began playing those practical jokes of marking the schedule " O " for " Vacant Period, " when they really meant " Suffocating in Cadet Store " or " Groaning in Dentist ' s " or " Wrestling in Barber ' s. " Who ' ll forget our first Saturday? Like an orphan child it found no place in the regular sched- ule of things, and consequently we sweated and slaved all day, whereas the aforementioned piece of literature had distinctly made Saturday a half-holiday. On Sunday, they thought they would give us a bit more fun, and although all enjoyed holding Chapel on Trophy Point, we didn ' t at all relish the treat in store for us in the afternoon. That time we spent in " Seeing West Point " under a com- petent and experienced guide appointed by the Tactical Department. We often hear men of the pres- ent second class tell of their sight-seeing trip when a Plebe got quilled for looking out of ranks to see some object just described to them. BUT may we ask, what earthly good, or, at least, what earthly comfort was it for us to see the laundry when we ourselves were almost dead with heat? Do you think the sight of the swimming pool lessened the sufferings of those who would have sold their shoes for a swun ' - " The only pleasant part about the sight-seeing tour, ex- cept for those who had a particularly droll and witty officer as a guide, was when we halted by Lusk Reservoir and sat in the shade about five minutes. When the next day came we sure were thankful tliat our ancestors had had the foresight to have waited until the Fourth of July before signing the Deelaratian of Independence, and that they had not n-ade us free (?) some day in June. The holiday, although we vere too new to really appre- ciate it, was a welcome and needed relief. O ir First Athletics I ( two hundred eighty-eiyht All Spooned Up fo Plehe Par Tliose athletically inclined spent the afternoon in en- deavoring to play indiffer- ent baseball on the different company teams, while the lovers of less strenuous ex- ercise cheered their com- rades on to victor} ' or de- feat. Well, anyway, we had ice cream for dinner, and that itself made the I ' ourtli enjoyable. Then began the long, steady grind until Septem- ber. Many of us hailed from below the lason and Dixon line, but all of us will bear witness that no place except the Plutonian realms can be as hot as it was at West Point during the past summer. Coming in from a doughboy drill, especially when we had progressed to extended order, we looked like a bunch of gray seals dripping with the ocean. Standing out in the hot sun and " in cadence exercising " for three-quarters of an hour is guaranteed to make the most iiardened athlete cry for " Rest " or " At Ease. " It was sure great to be a walri then, and so, every once in a while, spend in the cold water a period which belonged to the disciples of Physical Training and Athletics. All of us used to bone Map Reading and Minor Tactics with a fervor most remarkable. Even though a few of our lap Reading classes were spent in locating furtive shadows in the hills back of the Ciiapel and in capturing their trenches of whit- ened pickets, and although the Minor Tactics program required some few minutes or hours of study before class, still these subjects were generally held indoors out of the heat of the sun, and besides that, we had nothing to do more exhausting than writing or thinking. Then, too, most of us wel- comed the athletic |)rogram arranged for our afternoons. After nearly working our heads off earlier in the day, we did not hold tlirowing a Lacrosse ball a strenuous exercise. In like manner football, baseball, tennis, soccer and even track were looked upon as past imes ratiier than hardships, so that we had something to look forward to each day. It seems kind of funny now, to think that we thought we were working iiard in the summer, but then again, it isn ' t a soft snap for anybody to drill all day with only five or ten-minute periods during which to eomidetely change uniform. However, towards the last ten-day ])eriod on the sched- ule, things beeami ' a little better. No longer was it necessarj ' to hide the old alarm clock under your pillow so that by Big Benjamin beating the Hell Cats by an hour you could escape running a late at reveille. Also at that time we didn ' t have quite as much doughboy drill, some of our time being spent in guarding the empty North barracks or old Summer Camp, and some in filling targets set up before Battery Byrne with imaginary bullets. However, about the sam e period, to make up for any lessening of physical output on our part, the parades came. Arrayed in martial plebe- skins and with dress caps in lieu of tar- buckets, with cross-belts and waist belts (which, by tlie way, required from us the wisdom of a Solomon or a yearling to get on properly), we marched out on the parade Sports Dissecting Rifles grounds as proud as proud could be. When tico hundred eighty-nin An Arwy Trart after the first of these ventures on o ir ))Mrt. the Com. complimented us upon our show- ing, we felt as high-ranking as a newly- made yearling corp. These ))arades fur- nished a lot of good-natured rivalry between companies, and many were tlie bricks of ice cream that changed tables during those days. Later on. when we were proficient enougli with our Springfields and learned enough in the art of polishing and cleaning, we were issued tarbuckets. Then with the acquisition of white trou, we had a uniform all our own and if we do say it. spoony in the extreme. About the middle of August there came another welcome, if somewhat sweating diver- sion. On two different Saturdays, we set out to test our abilities as seasoned campaigners by marching upon the good village of Highland Falls via the longest and hottest road. On our return great was our surprise and pride to discover that we had nothing wrong with us. On the third adventurous Saturdaj ' , the T. D. marched our cohorts upon the defenses of Fort Montgomery, but old hikers that we were by our previous Saturday ' s experience, such a march was but a jaunt. The regular schedule started on the fifth of July, and at the end of every ten-day period we would saWj forth and display our wares to the Commandant or his assistant. These " Progress In- spections. " to our eves, made Frederick the Great ' s famed reviews of the Prussian Guards look like a town official ' s inspection of the local Home Defense. Were we scared? No, not quite, but still we kept pondering on what we had to do and the way to do it. Despite our awe at the august per- sonages making the inspections, in some m3 ' sterious manner we got through them all unharmed. On our free Saturday afternoons tlie company baseball teams, which, like the forbidden vintage, improved with age, gave battle to each other on the regular baseball diamond, or if luck was not with them, on the parade ground. It was surprising to see the interest these contests aroused. The race for the championship was a nip-and-tuck affair among the teams from the first, second and third companies. In the beginning of the season the first company seemed to be an easy winner, but as time went on the third company ' s team advanced to the fore, and by means of a couple of decisive victories over its formidable rivals, gained the championship of the class. Also the second company team, which had fallen behind, on the last day of the season defeated the first company team, and tied for second r Our Tented Town at Lake Mahopac place. Another very interesting and sometimes amusing recreation was the " Summer Singing Class. " On those evenings, when we were not occupied otherwise and when the Commandant and Colonel Reynolds did not lecture us, we would gather in the mess hall and jiroceed to give our emotions full vocal play. However, with the exception of Mr. Mayer, who at times seemed a bit disgusted at our delight in " Ain ' t We Got Fun? " or " Wang Wang Blues, " a good time was had by all. . ugust ' ■2 " 2 ve took the one hundred nineteenth an- nual plebe hike. Leaving two hundred ninety ri( He Got Fun at the Point, gray and alone, we ferried across the Hudson to Garrison and hiked to Ye Goode Village of Peekskill. stopping and eating (if you brought your own) once or twice on the way. After we had managed the eight or so miles we felt like tearing the welcome rolling kitchens apart. Great was our consternation and sorrow when we were forced to pitch our tents before pitching into the grub. However, then it was all the more welcome, altliough someone had foxed us by masquerading under the guise of " P. M. E. " lunches, assorted scraps of dry bread and meat, . fter spending the afternoon swim- ming or visiting in Peekskill we turned in for a restful slumber after the heat of the day. Cold? " Did you say cold? " Ask any member of our class what was the coldest night he experienced and wateli his lips produce the magic Peeks- kill. Between the Fifth Company guards, who persisted in calling their corijorals to receive instruc- tions on imaginary creatures rushing tlieir posts, and the cold itself no one slept that night. The next we hit for Moliansic. reaching there before noon. However, there we found real eats awaiting us and, by aid of a boodle tent, our stomachs thoroughly enjoyed themselves. That night, since Mohansic " had nothing but a lake, we all retired early, except those who were forced to spend their time cutting the fog with their bayonets and challenging O. G. ' s. On the morrow we marched to Mahopac. and that was a long hike, but as we had been conning .Mahopac from the start we stood the heat very well. There we had a real good tim -: during the afternoon boating and swimming ami at night hopping at the Country Club. When we hit for Oseawana next day the runts in the lead tiiought it was a race, and many were the maledictions poured upon the heads of the short ones by the flankers, especially hopoids, in tlie rear. At Oseawana we again enjoyed ourselves, swimming in the lake and hopping witii the femmes. Also we attempted to play a game of ball witli the summer residents. But three days ' hiking and their pitchers were too much for us. so we lost. At Oseawana a few of our class seized upon tlie golden opportunity of gaining notoriety with the upperelassmen by means of a slug: that double inspi-etion got them. . On the hike we gained some experience in Minor Tactics, the knowledge of which we had acquired to a slight degree during our last ten-day period. We became connecting files, advance parties, main bodies and the like on successive days. Except when the aforementioned runts in the lead thought the imagin.iry enemy necessitated a quick pursuit, all went well. But t.-ike it from us. we were sure glad to see the gray buildings on the other side of the Hudson when we struck Garrison on our homeward journey, even though we had left them but four days before. Of course, when we arrived tliere we all began to get apprelien- sive of the event that was to take place on the morrow. Then they came back, back from the camp at Dix, back to make life a hell came the five hundred odd first At Yale— Say It With Ydh sdiancc scouts, two hundred ninety-o-ne U1 Leave — Hooray! classmen and yearlings. But before they arrived we lined the main road by companies and waited, with chins well out, till the ' came. Then, while caisson and gun, tractor and Imnber rolled by, we presented arms to our new-come masters, marched back to our summer company j)arade grounds and were inspected for the last time by our suumier officers. What ' s the use of re- peating the century-old tale of the " Heaveance of the Pusses, and the Squeezeance of the Chins ? " Somehow we managed to live through the five days until I Iath. came and its brood of accompanying woes. However, with the added onslaught of three hundred second classmen and our woeful ignorance of some of the customs, w-e had one merry old time of it: There- fore, when we began to gorm our academic sections in south are;i nearly all rejoiced. I ittle did we know what slight avail we would be against the demon Math, problems, or French dic- tation, or English composition. With the coming of September we also acquired the knack of parading with howling file-closers in our rear and of play- ing either soccer, football, basketball or lacrosse on the intra- mural teams. Also varsity football practice began then and a host from the ranks of ' 25 graced the squad. September 15th the President came to West Point and reviewed the Corps, while we took a reef in our chins with pride. With October came the football season and we began to understand what it means to root for an Army team. The Yale game on October 22nd was a welcome recess; for twenty- four hours we were officially at ease and although the Yale victory made us feel a bit out of sorts, nevertheless we certainly enjoyed that day. The day before the Yale game we were reviewed by General Diaz, and again we raised our chests with pride. Now everyone was boning Navy Game; two hundredth night gave us jioor down-trodden plebes a chance to say what we thought, and we ' ll tell the world we said it. Before the Navy Game several foot- ball rallies were held and we put all our spirit into the cheers and songs. When the big day came, of course, we all were disapjiointed, but we felt proud of the Army team and its gallant fight to the end. Garbisch, Gillmore, Johnson, E. L. ; McLaren, Richards and A ' ood, from our class, all won their A ' s in football. Quick on the heels of the Navy victory came another heavy blow to our class. The j Iath. and English depart- ments began their annual frontal attack upon the al- ready sadly harassed plebes. TheMidnocturnal Oil Cor- poration must have done a rushing business, for many were the lights hidden by bathrobes and trousers. For fou r weeks we fought bravely and then paused from our labors, while our friends, the upperclassmen, or most of them, went on Christmas leave, the days till which we had been sounding off since September. .- ' ■VJ ' ZJPl ; ao Ej «s-iailBC: two himdred fUnety-two I ADET clironicles t.-iken at large are scarcely enter- taining reading. There is little evidence leading us to believe that thty ever have or ever will keep any great multitudes of children from their play or any number of old men from the recesses of their chiumey corners. Indeed, it is not an easy matter to grind out interesting literature from the cold, dispassionate facts that Ducrot played in eight games as half-back on the hockey team and Dumbjohn was out of the water polo line-up as a result of a punctured life-preserver suffered in practice. Yet it would seem easy to act as historian of June Week. Plutarch made light fiction of the jags of Alexander; Tacitus concealed many a snappy story beneath the cloak of his classic Latin, so what could not the skillful few commit beneath the memory-stirring legend, " June Week " ? On such a theme we expect something " collegiate, " a Homeric tale of frenzied flirtations, pas- sionate settings, terrible tea fights, with a thousand other alliterative variations. We morbidly crave to read the account of Prom-lrotting Pauline who in the calends of June came and loved (once more) something fresh and fair in cadet gray. A wealth of such lu.iterial there is. but should these racy, intimate tales of June Wcik be acceptable to the eiironicler . ' Might they not cause the youthful gr.aduate a bad half-hour explaining to mother and dad and. ni.iybe, the Girl, that these are not the customary actions of cadets. Can he plausibly maintain the innocence of the sturdy backbone of the Corps (of which he confesses to have been a vertebra) ? Obviously, mature reflection dictates a con- servative editorial policy. June Week lives as an immortal concession to the course of " a young man ' s fancy. " Yet, despite its high sanction, it has been ruthlessly invaded by a host of drills and soirees — outrages all, they have seemed to ' 22. As Yearlings we trooped disconsolately to the rifle range, arising at some impossible hour l«fore dawn and returning at some incredible hour at night. The early morning hopoids at Culhini, had they listened, might have heard sounds of musketry such as stirtlcd tiie cars of Belgium ' s chivalry before Waterloo. The disturbing cause would have been Pablo ' s riflemen firing tlie open- ing salvo of that endless Battle of the Pits. When at length we made our debut and exit into Juni ' Week society at gradua- tion hop, statistics slmw that the class used 39.(; t gallons of assorted flunkey-butt to deaden the fumes of sperm oil. It has been since pointed out that there was a prodigal waste due to our disre- gard of the importance of solvent recovery. To the Side .Straddle. Hands Over Head two hundred mnety-three Second Class June AVeek was not so bad, al- thoiijTli it did have its dis- agreeable phases. After a day of P.M.E., cavalry drill and houie-raniming, the old right arm was never a hundred per cent, efficient for the evening ' s hiiut at Cullum. Through it all the idea pervaded that this was something introductorv, a dress re- hearsal prefacing the real event, our first class June Week. May it be a bril- liant succession of orgies ! For tiiis heralded oc- casion, still many months removed, we may venture a few predictions. We foresee a rushing, land- oflice business on Flirta- tion Walk and an imitat- ing state of over-popula- tion on the lialconv of Cullum. We even prog- nosticate tliat there will be a few ol our class- mates (let us hope a very few) whom designing ad- venturesses, with eyes on their second lieutenant ' s pay, will lead into the fresh beast barracks of wedlock. The obverse of this picture is that of a few fluttering femmes (again we hope, a very two hundred ninety-four few) whom ambitious young graduates, with eyes on the Cup, will lead up the Chapel steps with criminal intent of matri- mony. The curtain falls on a June Week whicli should erase all memories of Tacs and slugs and plebe soirees, leaving only the proud consciousness of being a newly hatched lieutenant with the spoon- To the Deep Knee Bend iest new boots in the serv- ice. The time of our stay at the Point has passed and all too quickly, as we only realize as the command " First Class. Front and Center " rings out. The Clraduation t ' a r a d e is over. Plebes .ire recog- nized, the lioi) that we have been waiting for be- comes a memory, we shake tlie President ' s hand, pack and run for tlie ferry for the last time. The Ban- quet is the last meeting of the class. Our June Week is over — tlie begin- ning and the end. m ACCORDING to the most recent and thoroughly .luthenticated publication of " What ' s What at West Point " it would seem that a " hop is a dance for cadets and their friends. " How shallow, how hollow, how meaningless, and how uninspiring ! To some of us who have seldom missed a movie, to wliose ears the gruesome groans of the post band are more accept- able than the mystic moans of a saxophone, and to whom to fox-trot appears in the light of a fair enough form of exercise, providing of course, that it be not too often indulged in — to that portion of our worthy assemblage the above- quoted definition is sufficiently broad in its scope. But, on tlie other hand, why seriously weigh their consideration of a hop. ' ' It is through the medium of those of us who come in ethereally happy Sundaj evening, awake infernally blue Mondaj ' morning, and await anxiously each day the arrival of the mail dragger, who brings the tidings as to whether life until Saturday be worth the exertion necessary for proper respiration, and that the world maj ' know what a hop really means. Whereupon is encountered the query — " Just what is a hop? " In reply, it might be declared that in the first place a hop provides the fundamental distinction between life at West Point and existence at Sing-Sing. It is the outlet for our otherwise pent-up lake of emotions, such outlet being necessary, you are aware, lest the lake be salt, and there is slight brine in a Kaydet. Friend Cadet is not quite so far removed from his cousin in civilized clothes that his innate inclination for an occasional heart-to-Iuart talk tvo ktmdred ninety-six has, like the liunip in his back, disappeared forever and anon. Besides, it ' s the prospect of a hop and, contrary to some beliefs, not the anticipation of an impending officer ' s golf tournament (on the plain ) with its attendant thrills which brings the fair emissaries of gladness to our Highland resort. In the ej-es of the lovelorn a hop provides his trysting place, to the professional reptile it sup- plies a place of business (office hours 8-12 P. I. Saturdays). For the average cadet it provides a variation in his usual evening program, which consists fundamentally in drowning at attention or studying by the numbers. Furthermore, aside from tlie mystic months of furlough (soft music-pastel shades), when does a Kaydet guardedly lay his plans for annexing the class cup — the richest prize of the four-year quest — the trophy which sjTnbolizes his superiority above all others as regards promptness and pre- cision — the emblem of his true value to class and country ? It is when he is basking in the starlight of smiles somewhere about the " authorized portions of Cullum Hall " that he stealthily steals his way into the labj-rinth from which there is no returning, and plans a bungalow or maybe an igloo, as our Alaskan representatives might do. From yet another angle, a hop furnishes the ideal work shop for the dealers in knowledge of human nature. From a point of vantage or disadvantage, as you like it, along the side lines, his professional eye is able to detect on the countenances, individual and collective, the thoughts and emo- tions produced on the bearers thereof. A face at a hop is a mask which hides notliing — it is the reproduction of a model short story (all action completed within twenty-four hours). Said face cries out in a voice more thunderous tlian tiiat of the regimental adjutant whether it be she or a poor The Pleasure of a Week two hundred nineti seven blind girl. Woe betide the tractors of tlie latter 1 Experience has more than often proved to many a teacher dear. In memorj- ' s true story of life at West Point tliere will remain forever blank a few pages to those who. as cadets, denied themselves the happiness that the hops afforded. It ' s more than probable that the vacant leaves will be found in the autobiographies wliich know only the bachelor club as home. But then that space in other chronicles will be adorned with countless timmb marks, as a fond father, turning over the pages, tells some prosjiective first e.i|)tain how he proposed to mother at Furlo Hop. First Class Kyle Dance Grant Mathewson Mudgett Olmsted Raynsford Straub THE HOP MANAGERS Second Class DeBardeleben Cowles, S. L. Jamison Pfeiffer Scott. W. L. White, W. C. Third Class Stewart, J. A. Foote, A. G. Kessinger Sather Sexton Smith, L. S. I Straub Olmsted FIRST CLASS HOP MANAGERS Mathewson Grant Raynsford Kyle Mudgett Dance two hundred ninety-eight Rundredth niaht ' T THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY PRESENTS AS THE Annual unbrebtl) i?isl)t Attraction HO, HO, JOSE A Cuban Extravaganza in Two Acts HUNDREDTH NIGHT is more tlian a date, it is a state of mind, an epoch, a symbol of the triumph of long-suii ' ering patience over the forces of darkness and frost that make life a niglitmare; it is the fulfilled promise of a better day. On that great day, the !Muezzin in tlie Tower of Darkness call the true believers to bow in worship of the sun, which, rising above the shrouding hills across the Hudson just as the Corps leaves the mess hall after its dreary breakfast, announces that June is but one hundred days in the future. June, the golden standard, the shining orifiamme of kaydet existence, waves its folds in the distance and cheers us on. And we modern Parsees bow in adoration of the solar disc and take heart; we shout loud and strong that caba- listical phrase: " Yea, Furlo, " and, in the exaltation of our spirit, a Hundredth Night Show is staged, the great, the one and only show of the year. It is this show which spurs the lagging Underwood to action; the scribe must pick hard and heavy to do justice to the task. Like the mills of the gods, those of Dialectic Society grind not only slowly, but exceedingly fine, for many moons before Hundredth Night, Yale, the society ' s secretary, had been busily ham- mering away at the script of his Cuban extravaganza, " Ho, Ho, Jose! " For many weeks before the great day, the cast and the staff had been rehearsing, revising, constructing and arranging the spectacle which, in many ways, outshone previous productions. Some were the swarthy Nubians, the scowling Bashi-bazooks, the jeweled potentates and veiled ladies of last year ' s seraglio. Gone were the usual kaydets on furlo in a strange land. The fashions in shows, as in all things else, had changed. From the Far East and its Indies we were transported to the Indies of the West, to Cuba, the Pearl of the Antilles, to the shrine where America worships Liberty enthroned on a lofty dais of Chianti flasks, to the land where the spirit of Martel and Roger Brizard has not been exorcised. There, in the atmosphere of Veuve Cliquot and Canadian Club, amid the tinkle of glasses and the flicker of cocktail shakers, we saw unrolled before us the scroll of a drama that quaintly blended the lure of sunny An- daluz with love and high finance, as well as with intrigue and prohibition, in the lobby of a Cuban hotel. Hark to the tale : George Stacey, adven- turer and ex-corset sales- man, who could no longer sell his line, now that the well-dressed lady scorns support of an ' kind, had been forced to find a new field of endeavor. With rare good judgment, he picked a position as clerk of a hotel in Cuba, a money - losing hostelry, owned by Peggy, liis light-o ' -love from the Some Sweet Babies. three hundred Chesterfield States. Under ordinary circumstances, it would have mattered little to him that the hotel was an oil-can. but as it was, the situation ate heavily at his nerves, for Peggy ' s father had included in his will a stupid clause to tlie effect that the heiress to the paternal millions would have to make . ' .5,000 profit out of the hotel before she could touch the untold wealth of the old mans estate. Rather an awkward fix, eh, what? In other words, our worthy friend, George, stood a fine show of losing out on what would otherwise have been velvet, for love had so blinded Peggj- ' s adorable lamps that she swore she would marry her lover as soon as she could raise the kale necessary to support him in proper style. Now, I ask you, who wouldn ' t have been griped? It was with lieartfelt dismay that George saw the hotel ' s profits running up from zero to several pesos, Mex., per day, some days. From all indications, he would be a candidate for the old soldiers ' home before Peggy could clean up the 5,000 shekels, and thus be able to insure him from ever having to work for a living. In moments of desperation, he thought of getting a commission as a second looie. In brighter moments, he tried to sell the white elephant that stood between him and his meal ticket, for Peggy had long since decided that the onlv five thousand she could get out of the hotel would be the selling price of the same. And buyers were more scarce than guests. To add to the joys of life, tiiere was Anita, the Rose of Andaluz. who, owing to her infatuation for George, had followed him from -Spain. And to further complicati- matters, .Jose R.imon, a torero of ' all;uhili(l, a])])e.ired on tlie .scene to wre.ik bis vengeance on tlie Americano who had .ilien.ited the affections of the beautiful dancer. Such is the scene when the curtain rises. The toreador, in search of Anita, blusters, fumes, curses and tosses stilettos with reckless abandon ; Anita, in search of George, is all sweetness, while George, who has troubles of his own, has the devil ' s own time in divert- ing the suspicions of Peggy, the cutlery of .lose, and the .-idvanees of the ballerina. His sjiare time is occupied in calming infuriated guests, or trying to sell the hotel to Schlitzenhauser Busch, a wealthy brewer, who, with Rose, his very much better iialf. is in search of rest and quiet. For reasons which develo]) during the play, Mrs. Busch takes a strong dislike to George. Also, not relishing Peggy ' s at- tempts to vamp the worthy Schlitz, she has another reason to oppose tlie purcliase of the hotel. Schlitz. on the other h.and. looks with favor upon the jiroposition ; tlie golf course, the li(|uid charms of Havana, and the desiri ' to pick u|) a little Spanish, all look good to him. But Mrs. Busch has sung her hjmn of hate. and things remain at a standstill until George con- ceives a fiendish device to attain his end. The trick was turned in this wise: Engaging Mrs. Busch in a conversation, George contrives to get a fold of lier dress caught on the davenport on which she is sitting, and then steps out of the lobby. The brewer ' s wife, a moment later, and still not suspect- ing the trick, calls upon Chesterfield, the bellhop who always satisfies, to extricate her from the trap. Ches- terfield, following George ' s orders, does so with such skill and grace that Rose is still firmly held in his embrace when the wily clerk reappears. He registers horror and indignation, threatens to inform Schlitzen- hauser, but at last relents, much against his sense of duty: — after Airs. Busch has agreed to consent to I Never Know the purchase of the hotel as the price of silence. three hundred one ISI M All is well until Anitaj the ballerina, spills the frijoles (or is " Judas " the word?) In a fast and furious scene she learns from Jose tliat George does not care for her in the least, and, naturallj ' , her tiioughts turn to vengeance. Under her guidance, Jose pliones to the customs officer and informs him that Schlitzenhauser is about to smuggle a boatload of liquor to the States, saying that the speaker is George Stacey, no longer clerk, but manager of the roof garden of the hotel. This is designed to cause Stacev to lose his job and cause his departure from Cuba, an event much desired by the toreador, who is not yet sure of his possession of Anita. In passing, it may be well to say that this is one of the most effective passages in the play. Jose can slay the bull, but lie does not throw it over the phone witli remarkable grace. To hear him tie it up, to hear him burst into flowery Spani sh phrases of greeting, a la Wag- ner ' s grammar, is a rare treat to those who admire the courtly manner and politeness of the Latin races. Rose, however, has overheard this ])icturesque conversation, and takes a liand to spike the plot, despite her dis- Mrs. Busch like for Stacey. It was a case of " Not that I hate Casar less, but that I hate Rome more. " By changing the billing of the cargo of Scotch, it is placed beyond the jurisdiction of the customs officer. And then there is hell to pay. Schlitzenhauser, on the evening that he is to pay for the hotel, receives a telegram. " What? They ' ve only covered $1,200! I ' m ruined. The bank at Annapolis has failed ! " he roars, in dismay, as he reads the fatal slip. (It is only fair to state that this is the most dramatic line of the play. All except the Naval Officers and Midshipmen present burst into a typhoon of applause, for on that day we learned that the . , , „ , „ • ' II Andy the Handy Ma Navy had only brought $1, ' 300 to cover our $10,000 bet on the game, and had wired in reply: " Is the Navy bankrupt as well as scrapped? " ) At this sad bit of news, Stacey knows that he must again go in searcli of a purciiaser, for Schlitz cannot make good on his bargain. However, he saves the day by a second bit of intrigue, which consists of setting the secret serv- ice on the trail of Jose, who, to bribe his perse- cutors, has to buy the hotel. The trick has been turned, the day has t three hundred two been saved, and all ends well. Mrs. Busch has coin enough to make up for the failure of the bank at Annapolis; the toreador and Anita have the hotel, and have had the pleasure of firing George; Peggy has her inheritance, and George has his meal-ticket. Such is the story; now for the show: He who presumes to write a critique of a home talent show runs grave risks. If he dares to knock a single feature, he is due to be shot in the ear with a bootjack; if. on the other hand, his words are too perfumed and savory, or if he, by chance, praises the work of someone who carries chevrons, he is dubbed a boot-licker who would gain files on the efficiency sheet. V ' erily, it is no small matter to dissect a Hundredth Night show, and it is with all due reverence that this ticklish task is undertaken. Were it a matter of choice, the critic would content himself with playing with his basket of pet cobras and assorted tarantulas, or perhaps with wrestling with a bale of barbed wire. But a duty cannot be evaded, so on with the critique! Ave, C ' ssar, Imperator; Morituri te salutamus ! Messieurs Mason and Piani deserve our utmost in the way of appreciation of their work with the chorus, especially when one considers that Kaydets are not the l)est material on earth when it comes to turning out a line-up of Castilian beauties. Beyond all doubt, the chorus was better than ever before, as the baller- inas had been put through their steps by a .staff of experts whose profession is staging shows on Broad- way. Enough said concerning the chorus. We agree that it was good and will let it go at that, but the matter of music is not as lightly sidetracked. The music was — well, call a musician ! Opinion is divided this year ' s as compared with that of last year. The safest conscience be your guide is a good verdict. Why make a Six Sobbing Saxophonists. I ' cscy and the Clerk. on the question regarding the merits of course is to be non-committal. Let your break and end up by being dragged with a keg of horseshoes by several infuriated com- posers, or, on the other hand, w h y contradict those who may prefer last year ' s " Furlo Girl " compositions ? Get a score, try ' em on your piano, and render vour own decision. How ' s that for evading a delicate situation . ' ' Yea, a Daniel lias come to judgment!! hile the matter of music is being fought to a finish by those who may tiiink the question worth while (composers may fall out and fight at will), let us go on to the next point, that of grinds and dialogue. In this matter three hundred three the most applause, too many encores. HuTL- is littli- room for dispute. Beyond a shadow of doubt, the urinds in tliis season ' s show were tlie best ever, and he who even looks as though he eouhl hohl a contrary opinion is hereby branded a triple-distilled numbskull. U ' it, liumor and satire were in evidence, yea, Scripture was quoted on several occasions. But aside from extracts from special orders, there was little that savored of the traditional kaydet grind. As a result, whenever a jest drew a laugh, the femmes and cits could join in without experiencing that foolish sensation of a person who laughs because, seeing those about him laughing, he feels that signs of mirth on his part would be appropriate. This is the first time in all history that a civilian has been able to see the point of a grind pulled at a Hundredth Night show, and for this blessing let us all thank the perpetrator of the script who saved us from the soiree of having to emerge from a spasm of laughter to explain a deep one to an unsophisti- cated guest. The wailing symphonies of the saxophonists and the weird harmonies of the discijjles of syncojjation were one of the hits of the evening. Their song of songs was " Goat. Goat, Goat. " that fantastic little tune that had been so much in vogue that afternoon with everyone except the Navy. We know not who composed it, nor do we care a great deal, for the Saxophonists shot it to us in a form we can ' t forget. As for the Synco- |)ationists, they put in some good licks ; it is hard to say which outfit received, or deserved. This, however, can be said : They turned out The whole show stojaped while they demonstrated their skill at tantalizing saxophones, trombones, gongs, rattles and what not. In other words, tlie action lagged, the whole stage was vacant while these clever lads were performing; the show came to a standstill. This is in no wise meant to cast a slur upon our jazz artists, for their jjerformance was unexcelled; yet the fact remains that a scene is bound to drag if the audience has nothing to do but listen to an eruption of syncopation, no matter how good it may be. Still the aforesaid audience howled for more, so perhaps the boys were right in turning out " N " plus one en- cores. It is but natural to speculate and wonder which of the kaydets playing feminine roles handled his difficult task with the greatest credit. Rose, the dominating factor of the Busch household, as well as Anita, the Spanish Anita dancer, played their parts with exceeding skill; but, if a choice is to be made, the prize must be awarded to Peggy. No two ways about it, Peggy was a most adorable femme in the last scene in the roof garden ; scrape me raw if the illusion wasn ' t perfect. But we cannot go on at this rate, bootlicking all those who rank it, for space docs not permit. Suffice it to say that each one of the speaking parts was well handled. In closing, it is but fitting to make acknowledgments to those who have been of such great assistance in the rehearsing and staging of " Ho, Ho, Jose! " not only to Messieurs Piani and Mason, to whose efforts we owe the chorus; to Lieutenant Egner, who, as of old, arranged the music; to the advisory board. Major McDermott and Major Crittenberger, but like- wise to those unseen but indisjaensable people, the electricians, the scene painters, the stage-hands, the propertj ' men ; in short, we beg to express our appreciation of the combined efforts of all who have had a hand in the compounding and putting across of our latest and best Hundredth Night show. And. before locking up the Corona for the night, let a parting shot three hundred four be fired: Why not say a grateful word or two regarding the good work of Miss Hayes, who spent so much time in remodeling costumes and in turning out assistance and advice in matters pertaining to feminine attire and camouflage? Everyone but Allah has been thanked; so thank him, and the photographer, who is going to write the rest of the things concerning the glories of Hundredth Night and its show. THE CAST Anita, a Spanish dancer Thomas M. Conroy George Stacey, a hotel clerk Paschal H. Ringsdorf Peggy, owner of the liotel Toy R. Gregory Schlitzenhauser Buscli. a wcaltiiy brewer Waldemar F. Breidster Rose Busch, his wife Dan Chandler Jose Ramona, a torej.dor Harry H. Haas Mike McCoy, a bellboy John H. Farrow Miguel Lopez, a general utility ni:in ' incent P. O ' Reilly THE CHORUS Senoritas Senoies American Tourists Oliver, R. C. Kleinman Leonard, L. C. Jamison Stone, R. Green, J. L Kessinger Schenk Biddle McHugh Bailey. D. J. Kuniholm Reynolds Watson, .1. A. Moon Sexton Scovil McCloskey Hertford Saltzinan Woodworth three hundred fiv The Future of Hundredth Night Perhaps the biggest factor in the production of Hun- dredth Night lias been the reorganization of the Dialectic Society and naming as its chief function the presentation of the show. For many years the Dialectic Society has lain dor- mant, but recently it was recognized by the regulations and dues fixed. As all members of the Corps are members of the Society, its treasury has proved to be an excellent source of revenue, enabling the staff to make purchases and improve- ments which had not before been possible. The last two years have witnessed a tendency to get away from the idea of an entirely local show but at the same time to preserve the character of the traditional performance as much as possible. The scenes have been laid in atmospheres foreign to military life, plots have made but vague reference to cadet life and cadets have taken a hand in the writing of the music score. The difficulty of carrying out the new idea as compared to the old was at once recognized. It became necessarv for a highly organized staff to put considerable time and effort into the production in order that expenses might be kept within reasonable bounds and that the quality standard of preceding performances be maintained. The new character of the shows called for lighting effects and brought into play the ingenuitj ' of men who had had experience in that line of work. Chorus dancing was made possible through the help of civilian friends in the theatrical ])rofession and through the intense interest shown by the members of the chorus. In fact, a brief survey shows that Hundredth Night has resolved itself into well-defined departments, the working requirements of which are little realized by the Corps. thret hundrtd ix Tlif future remains larjjely proMeiiiatieal. It is a question whether or not tlie setting of the plays should he restricted to matters of cadet life. There are arguments for hotli sides ; the strictly cadet show- is more apiireeiated iiy the cadets and oltieers and is easier to l)ut on. luit it is incapable of being un- derstood liy visitors and liefore an audience of outsiders would he meaningless. On the other hand a good average uuisical comedy can be appreciated by all ,ind calls for a greater ability on the part of those presenting it, but it loses a great deal of the tr.aditional character of the Hundredth Night Shows of the past. If a comparison is sought with the products of other universities there is plenty of talent in the C ' ori)s to maintain the West Point standard in activities other than theatricals — musi- cal as well as dramatic ability. The sole handicap is lack of time and if the task is undertaken as a full year ' s work a high quality may be expected. The financial situation of the Dialectic .Society is such as to enable the directors to secure the best in costumes and scenery with the cooperation of the professional New York producers to wiiom the outgoing staff is greatly indebted. Then, too, in the last two seasons another field has been opened. This is the prospect of an ex- change of jdays with the Naval Academy. While nothing can be officially said as to tiie possibilities of such a step there can be no doubt that it holds many advantages. It allows a closer relationship I etween the two institutions and offers an incentive to the players in that the spirit of competition is developed. It entails the privilege of a trip as a reward for the efforts of the men. It overcomes three hundred seven the fact that an actor ' s success is often taken for granted wliile his faihire is severely criticized. It serves as a means to awaiicn the interest of the Corps and the Regiment in dramatics. The season of 192-2 saw some correspondence between the Masqueraders and the Dialectic Society, but it re- mains for the future to reap any of tiie benefits. The thing has been gone over, has been shown to be entirely feasible, and it is hoped that before long the exchange will become a reality. Some criticism has been advanced that Hundredth Night was more or less of a " closed cor- l)oration, " tiiat only a certain privileged few took part and directed affairs. This is, for the most part, true, but the condition has been occasioned by the fact that notiiing is ever started along these lines until after Christmas leave when there is no time available to allow men to compete for the different parts of production and whatever is to be done must be done with known quantities, that is, men who have previously shown their ability. With the exi)ansion of the show it has been brought home that the entire year should be devoted to the task and when tliis is accomplislied it will become possible for tlie wliole Corps to take a hand. Th..si- Wlio Wurk liiscen— the Stage Hands. three hundred eight SHE is to be found downstairs in " Cullum " most anv time during the day. but on hop nights you must look for her in the ladies ' dressing room. Thirty-eight years have rolled bv since graduates and cadets have known her ; vet the mere mention of the name " Mary- ' will bring a gratetul throb ot the heart from many an " old grad. " During this period she has occu- pied the unique poJition of " Cupid. " -Beatrice Fairfax and mother to Cadets and Officers. A lovesick Kaydet could never escape her benevolent eve; and a troubled look was Mary ' s cue to intervene. To her attention came all tales o woe: a quarrel, due to -femmes " indifference, or " Shall I marry.- ' She l -- g ' ' J- " oth together again; before her kind, amiable smile and twinkling dark eyes ' l " ? " ' ' ? ™ ' ' ' ' " " i inLnificance, the wounds of love were healed and all was well between femme and Kaydet until e ext hop The usual four years rolled by for .Mary, and the time came to pop ' - question " Youth is no bar to marriage, " she argued. Her philosophy was always authoritative, and the chapel was the next stop. The Almighty has decreed that some people sliall be put on this earth to do good only. Their mission in life is one of service and self-sacrifice, and their nature is such that they cannot rest content unless they are bringing haiipi- ness to " someone else. Sucii a dear soul is Mary Banks. For close on to a half-century dear Mary has motiiered the homeless baclielor officers. .M.my a general will recall tlie masterful w.-iy in which she Iiandled all the tiny tears and rips, the innumerable buttons, that just seem to drop otf. and all those little things which only a woman can do in tlie right way. She just did things for " her boys " and left them guessing as " to the benefactor, . lways full of fun, with a keen sense of humor, her ghost escapades on Hallow- e ' en and other similar pranks are still a source of reminiscent amusement to the lonely bachelor. Hers is a life of service; and by kind motherly " acts, and a sweet all-weather per- sonality, Mary B.inks has won the love and most grateful admiration of " the long line of West Point bachelors wiio have been under her tutelage. Little do we realize Iiow ardent .iiid fervid are some of the Corps rooters who stay behind the scenes. Sure, she bets and isn ' t ashamed to say so. Odds r Certainly I A victory means a " blow-out " for " her boys, " and a com- plete decoration of Bachelor Quarters. Now, one thing further.— and let this be in the way of a tribute and a mark of gratitude to a life of sacrifice, serv- ice and love. It typifies all that is noble and worthy and may well be the goal of a lifetimes honest effort. .Mary Banks " is living such a life and is a fit embodiment for this ideal. She is truly a representation of the " Spirit of West Point. " Mary Banks three hundred nine 3 » ii A I ' l- - " ■■ ' ■■ y — " But r Hid no l)l-iy makes Jack a dull l)oy, " b remeiubfr. " says P. Wirt, " that Satan finds niisciiiff for idle hands to do. " Hence, the evolution of our First Class Club. Sixteen years ago a few rooms were set aside for the use of First Classmen, and became known as the First Classman ' s Club, ' nien word was received in the Army that a club for First Classmen had been established at West Point the old gr ' iduates threw up their hands in holy horror. The ever- growing conviction that the Academy had been going to the dogs, so to speak, was irrevocably con- firmed at last. Cadet and Clubman ! How could any faithful son of the old institution couple the two words together. But since the the Corps has undergone a radical change, and this change has emphasized all the more the need for such an innovation. Whereas the Corps of sixteen years ago was a small body of three hundred cadets, that of to-day contains twelve hundred and sixty. Obviously, then, in former daj ' s everyone knew everyone else; especially in a First Class of about sixty men. To-day, however, with a First Class numbering three hundred. West Point is in danger of becoming merely a school rather than a great fraternity, which it is. The fate of the old esprit de corps hangs in the balance as the numbers increase. What is imperatively needed, therefore, is a bind- ing influence to knit the Corps together into one unified group. The salvation lies in unity of thought and solidarity of spirit in behalf of the Corps; and this oneness of mind and spirit the PMrst Class Club has helped bring about. It has served to cement more tightly the bonds of fellowship which make of a class one big fraternity. It is Saturday night, cold, dreary and rainy without. In the Club a cheerfully welcome fire is crackling in the fireplace ; and a group of Kaydets are sitting around telling tales. In another corner the old " Vic " is playing " Mammy " for the sixtieth time. There is a commotion at the pool table, but no accidents; while deep in a secluded corner sits our generalissimo of chess, conquering the invisible all, all alone. A home-made doughnut and a " skag " are always available, and a drop of cider direct from Highland Falls at hand to tickle the palate. Bonds of friendship are tightened, misunderstand- ings cleared up — a camarad- erie is in the making. Since the Academy has embarked on its new policy of entertaining visiting teams in barracks the Club has proved an invaluable asset. Our hearth is their hearth, and our visitors leave the Academy still feeling the warmth of our hospitality ' . A new feature as to the use to -which the Club has lately been put is our Friday night talks to the members of the First Class. The Chap- lain gave an illuminating talk Jim, Cook and Shelly. three hundred ten m three hundred eleven m% The Dialectic Society President A. C. Spalding, ' 22 Vice-President and Secretart V. W. Yale, ' 22 Treasurer H. II. Hass, 22 AWAY back in the early part of the nineteenth century certain cadets, being of that frame of mind which delights in slaying the well-known male bovine, gathered together in solemn conclave and considered the best means of securing an outlet to the pent-up hold of their emotions without unduly incurring the wrath of the already famous T. D. What they secured was permission to form a club for the purpose of " improvement in debate, composition and declamation, " the organization taking the name of Amosophic and consisting of a library of some four hundred vol- umes and fifty cadets. For in those days, be it known, the arerage cadet was equipped with a line that would make the Atlantic cable look like a Fraunhofer thread. " This average ran so strong that in 1823 a rival society was formed whicli, in accordance with the best modern principles of trust organ- ization, absorbed the Amosophic and was in turn amalgamated with the Ciceronian. The latter lasted about as long as its predecessors and out of its membership was evolved in 1821 ' the Dialectic Society. The Dialectic still functions. Throughout the history of our country its members have helped to make that history more colorful and more replete with famous characters and exploits. In the period of its incubation it was housed in one small room of the old South Barracks until the fire which de- stroyed that building. When the new South Barracks came into being the society was honored by a suite of rooms on the fourth floor, where i t reached the height of its career just before the days of the Civil War, and was the scene of many interesting word battles by such cadets as Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee after the future General Sherman had announced his intention of marching through Georgia. In the post-bellum days the organization went on the decline, but true to its custom of starting something, started a fire in its room about the year 1871, destroying the entire library and records of the society. The seat of its activity was then transferred to what is now Thayer Hall and its efforts were confined to the production of the Howitzer and short plays. Later the publication of the Howitzer was taken out of the hands of the society and its chief function became that of bringing out the dramatic talent of the Corps. Since then the production of the Hundredth Night shows has been its sole activity. At present the Hundredth Night show is an institution. One hundred days before the first of .Tune is a date that holds the interest of all. The lowly plebe pipes recognition, the yearling fur- lough, the second classman his three stripes and the first classman graduation. It is the breathing spell before the last lap. But, like all institutions of lasting fame, this had a very humble beginning. The performances were first staged in our own Slum Palace, where such vehicles as the " Six o ' Clock three hundred twelve Follies " and the " 19th Century Brevities " played to capacity houses. However, the local Ziegfelds had slightly overstepped themselves, for before the stony gaze of the great T. B. the costumes of the pony chorus presented a most frugal appearance. It is said that several members of the cast rolled their own. Yes, sir ; rolled thei r own sleeves way up past the elbow, and for this indecent ex- posure the position of chorus girl was solemnly voted to be a non-essential occupation. In other words, los cadetes were handed what is now known as the royal raspberry. But fortune intervened and an angel appeared in the form of an influential member of the Academic Board. Through his eflforts the good ship Thespian was saved from a certain wreck and became a permanent part of cadet life. The completion of Memorial Hall gave added impetus to the shows. Possession of stage and scenery allowed the expan- sion of the once brief sketches into regular plays and musical comedies. lusic which had once sounded like a crap game on a tin roof was superseded by snappy melodies. The arrival of Lieut. Egner provided a composer of ability, a con- structive critic and the means of developing the performances to favorably compare with the efforts of the leading college dram.itic clubs. It is due to him th.it Hundredth Night has as- sumed its present meaning. Until last year the na- ture of the shows was en- tirely local. At that time a marked departure was made and the show was set out- side of West Point for the first time, enabling visitors to understand it as well as cadets and graduates. It was received well enough to warrant the retention of the new idea and thus the show of this year was set in that now popular Isle of Cuba. Good music and a hard- working cast and chorus combined to make what is dealt with in another de- partment and to make the phrase " one hundred days till June " sink deeply into the minds of those who were hearing it for the last time as a cadet. K U three hundred thirteen V. M. C. A. Bo Y. M. C. A. THE history of the Y. M. C. A. at West Point can be traced back to May 25, 1826, when Cadets Polk and Magruder, W. B., started the first prayer meetings ever held here. Upon the resignation of Chaplain Mcllvaine soon after, these meetings were discontinued until 1857, when two officers and six cadets again started prayer meetings. Two rooms in the " angle " of bar- racks were allotted to this purpose and it was in those rooms that a few earnest Christians met in spite of the jeers of the majority of the Corps. The Civil War had a bad effect on Christian work at West Point and the interest in religious matters decreased until 1870, when permission was granted to hold meetings in Dialectic Hall. It was at this time that the permanency of this interest was insured. In !March, 1880, a constitution for a Y. M. C. A. was approved by the New York State Sec- retary of the Young Men ' s Christian Association. On April 14, that same year, it was adopted and its first officers elected. They were: Catlin, 1880, President; Bartlett, 1881, Vice-President; Stevens, 1882, Secretary, and Freeman, 1883, Treasurer. Within two weeks fourteen cadets had signed the constitution and the Y. M. C. A. began its career. Practically the whole Corps has membership in the Y. M. C. A. now and at West Point it is in a category by itself. The name implies many things that cannot be found in the list of its ac- tivities. The functions of this organization are not those of the service or those exactly similar to those in other institutions, yet it may be termed as a combination of both. The limitations imposed by our surroundings and by our life make it impossible to do certain tilings that are allied to the activities of a Cliristian Association, yet we find Bible Classes, Lenten Services and a Sunday . ' eliool held iiiulrr the aus]iiees of the organization in its list of religious activities. The workings of the Association, like the Dialectic Society, are hidden from view, but never- tlithss beneficial results are obtained and can be seen upon a slight investigation. The most popular element in the Y. M. C. A. is the Sunday Night Meetings, whicli draw an attendance of about six hundred cadets. These meetings are not given over to a song service or a gospel sermon, as one might think, but to a speaker procured for the evening. It is true that religious subjects are often Ikree hundred fourteen chosen for the theme of the talk, but current topics are generally more prevalent. Thus a need in the Corps is fulfilled, since our schedule provides for onh- a few outside speakers. Economic ques- tions, conditions in foreign countries, life at different posts in the army and current events form one group of topics of the lecturers. The " two minute " Lenten Services held immediately after breakfast in the " writ room " of the Academic Building during Lent have been widely discussed in many colleges. This idea has spread rapidly and is now duplicated in many institutions. The Chaplain has conducted these services, which have consisted of a short prayer and a thought for the day. The voluntary attendance averaged be- tween three and four hundred. Bible discussion groups were held during the winter and early spring and have become very well attended. Officers have led the discussions of the upper classmen, while several First Classmen have had the dominating voice in the groups of the plebes. After the lesson of the week had been covered the discussion usually developed into one about Corps matters. The exchange of views in these meetings led indirectly to constructive changes in the activities in the Corps. Carj enter, Greene, F. L, Leonard, Schuyler, Olmsted, McClenaghan and Kyle led the discussion groups com- posed of plebes. The Post Sunday School conducted by cadets has an enrollment of about seventy-five of the I)ost children. On Sundav mornings, from 9:45 until lOtiJ, Bible stories and Navy Games are dis- cussed with the little tots. The Sunday School Staff consists of Kyle, Supt. ; McClenaghan, Asst. Supt. ; Tyler, Meyer, H. A., Kessler, Hensey, Scott, V. L., Enderton, Dodd, King, J. C, Warren, Ellsworth, Strokecker and French, teachers. SILVER BAY The delegation sent from the Corps to the Y. M. C. A. Conference at Silver-Bay-on-Lake-George last June consisted of Taylor, .NL D., Raynsford, Meyer, H. A., Crawford, D. .1., Hensey, McGrath, Kyle, Tasker, French. Storck, D. G., Stevenson, Bonnett, Dasher and Chaplain Wheat. This group left New York on the night boat .lune ' 25th and arrived .it Silver Bay the following noon. The mornings of the following ten days were spent in group meetings and lectures. The after- noons were devoted to sports In which the Army delegation showed up to a better advantage than any other delegation. Each college was represented by a baseball team and a spirited elimina- tion contest took place for six days, in which the team wearing cadet gray defeated the teams of Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth and Penn, winning the championship. Kyle Hensey Tasker Storck Meyer Dasher Stevenson McGrath Ponnett Raynsford Crawford Taylor Chaplain Wheat threo hundred fifletn three hundred sixteen three hundred seventeen thr0e hundred eighteen ! €xtmt 3t, leaSE 3t ii tjarb to belitbe ffjat siome tatsi arc rcallp bcrp nice fellotos totjcn ttjep arc off butp. 3t is tjarb to belitbe tfjat tfje countrp fjafi actuallp gone brp. lit is still fjarbcr to bclicbe as one surbeps tfje bainp broh) of ttje plc= beian buring a matf) torit or tbe stricken countenance of tfje first class buck as be trubgcs tijc biearp tfjat tbis gigantic monument to toil anb trouble can be a Source of U)it anb merriment to its persebermg mmates. iBut, nebertbeless, it is true. iBettoeen ibe first potol of tbe beabenlp pussies anb tl)e bour totjen tbe braicn angelus lulls tbr tireb souls mto tt)e toaitmg arms of iflorpbeus a multitube of ebents ran come to pass tobicb migbt ebeu cause an cxpansibe grin to flit across tbe face of a tac bibo bas uist misse a piece of quill. Jiab breaks. i are but none tbe less beligbtful triumpbs ober tfje great C 33. JSarbs tbroton at tbe cabet mess anb sbort arm jolts aimeb at tbe cabet store, ifllanp of tbem map not Strike tbr reaber as bumorous. 3)n fact. Some map cause bim to toeep profuselp anb bctoail tbe fact tbat tbe autljor bas grabuateb. JSut m tbe roseate pears to come a grai bearbeb lieutenant map percbanre finb a jollp quip m tbe toell tbumbeb pages of tbe IBig un ajib tbe struggling attempts to Set fortb tlje bumor of tbiS life Sball be as a toitbereb rose tbat acts as a mebium in bringing back tbe memories of poutb tobicb timr cannot efface. Wit mbitc laugbter. toe encourage amusement anb toe beg for= gibeness for all tbings bone anb unbone. Hcl butp toell performeb be our motto anb ttje toils of censorsbip be our alibi. three hundred nineteen YEA. FURLOUGH three hiiixlied linnli pfK:- kayddsdohaV€lhe nhstm df 5ay ' TO A CIT. Are you ever, in your dreaming, Troubled by a Nightmare ' s view? Do you ever waken screaming? Then I wonder what you ' d do If you had to live at West Point ' Midst the turmoil and the strife, Where the nightmares of your vision Are a part of daily life? Did you ever, in your dreaming. Find yourself " en negligee " At a crowded public function? Then you know the dark dismay Which can wreck a Kaydet ' s evening, Leaving him bare and dismayed, When his comrades see him coming With no " B-Plate " at Pee-rade. Have you ever, in your dreaming. Quivered, as a shudder stole Down your back-bone, while a demon Clutched at your Immortal Soul? Thus the Kaydet shrinks in horror When a stern-faced " Tac " is seen Clutching at that Kaydet ' s rifle. Which that Kaydet didn ' t clean. Should you ever, in your dreaming, Feel your head jar loose and fall. You will know the depths of Horror, Which can rise and cover all; You will know the Kaydet ' s feeling As he hears that dreadful sound. Telling him his " Pull Dress Bonnet " Is reposing on the ground. But the NIGHTMARE, have you faced her? Read the Malice in her eyes? Then you know the Kaydet ' s feeling When the gray-haired Colonel cries: " ' Pare to mount " — and he MUST face her, (Not a dream-made horse at all — But a racking, hard-mouthed vixen From the West Point Riding Hall). Then, the next time in your dreaming That a nightmare comes to you — Greet her smiling; then turn over. Sleep another hour or two — - Resting in the calm, sweet knowledge That your day is free from strife. Bless your stars the wild-eyed creature Doesn ' t blast your waking life. ' y s-f ' Flap: It must be wonderful to realize that you are about to graduate. Gilmartin: Yes, it gets more wonderful every year. three hundred twenty-one The Millionaire Squad makes reveille on a January morning. An Episode of Writ Week Once upon a midnight dreary, as I pondered, weak and weary, O ' er many a Conic section that I ' d never solved before, Suddenly there came a jingling, which set all my nerves to tingling; ' Twas a sabre ringle-ingling, just outside my chamber door. Just a sabre — nothing more! Up I sprang, my " skag " forgetting, from the chair where I was " setting. " ( " Sitting " is the proper verb form, but the rhyme I value more.) From the lamp my trousers falling flooded all with light appalling, As that sabre bumped a warning, striking on my chamber door, Just one warning — and no more. Then the door flew in, revealing that which set my blood congealing. In there stepped a stately " Kill-Joy, " called a " Tac, " since days of yore. I was standing at " Attention, " clad in — what I hate to mention. But I wore nought but Pajamas, as I faced that fatal door. Just Pajamas — nothing more. ' Round my head the smoke was curling and my brain was swiftly whirling And my feet were growing chilly, resting on the bare, cold floor. And I heard my room-mate " snicker, " as I stood there, feeling sicker, While the North Wind found the openings in the garments that I wore, Sleeping garments — nothing more. Ah, the story I am telling needs no further painful dwelling. I am treading the same pathway that so many trod before. Twice a week I go out walking, never stopping, never talking, Pacing a drab existence, waiting, resting nevermore. Only walking — evermore. I i (Wit thref hnndrid tirrnly-tvo THE LAST SKIX Sic Semper A Drama in Three Acts (With acknowledgments to G. B. S. and apologies to B. H.) Act I " As It Was in the Beginning " (A hot July evening in 1872. A company street in Cadet Summer Camp. The place is deserted, except that at the end of the street behind " bootlick alley " a sentinel just re- leased from the " hungry squad " is walking post ) (Sound of fifes and drums. The music stops. A company marches into the street, forms line and halts.) Co. Commander: Dismiss the company. (The First Sergeant steps out of the file closers and faces the company.) 1st Sergt. : Plebes will work on " B " plates tonight. Dis- missed. (A group of four yearlings gather in a tent, shed dress coats, mutually drag trousers and make themselves com- fortable.) 1st Y: I ' m feeling rotten tonight. Don ' t know what ' s the matter. 2nd Y: So am I. Guess it ' s the grind. They ought to give us more liberty. A leave now and then, or something. 3rd Y: Yes, or else something except mess hall grub to eat. They ought to give us some money and authorize boodle. Spuds, and dogs, and slum are not so good for a couple of years steady. 1st Y: That ' s what gets me. Staying here so long. If we could just get away once or twice a year. I won ' t even get Christmas leave. I ' m so goaty. 3rd Y : For two cents I ' d resign. 2nd Y: So would I. It isn ' t worth it. When we do gradu- ate we ' ll be 2nd Looies for about twenty years. 3rd Y: (Yelling across the street) Keep your eyes to your- self over there, Ducrot. I swear these Plebes are wooden and B. J. And we can t do a thing to buck them up with- out risking a couple of tours. Why, last year, when we were Plebes, if I had 1st Y: Listen! Somebody is being dragged. (They all rush out except the 4th Yearling, who sits down upon a locker.) 4th Y: This complaining does no good. What we need is a little old-time spirit and pep. Nobody has any pep now, or seems to give a d . Oh, the place is going to the dogs! Act II " Is Now " (The present time. A Cadet room. It is Saturday eve- ning and several cadets are draped promiscuously about, clad in bathrobes, sweaters, or less.) 1st Cadet: Anybody going to the movies? 2nd Cadet: No, I ' m going to the boodlers and get some- thing decent to eat. I ' m about to starve on the mess hall grub. 1st Cadet: Oh, come on; let ' s go to the show. There ' s nothing else to do for amusement in this hole. 3rd Cadet: I ' m going to hit the comforter. I ' m tired. This grind is too steady. They keep one hopping all the time. I ' d go the boodlers too, only I ' m broke as usual. The idea of expecting five bones to last a man a month. Idiotic! They ought to give us at least twenty-five. 1st Cadet: Say, have you heard about Brown resigning? 3rd Cadet: Yes; I don ' t blame him. When we do get through with four years of this grind they ' ll put us on the reserve list or, at best, we ' ll be Second Looies for life. 4th Cadet: But I wouldn ' t quit now. I ' ve gone through two years and I ' m going to finish, unless the Academic Board camps on me. 3rd Cadet: Oh, so am I, tho you ' ve got to admit the place isn ' t what it used to be. It used to be something to be a cadet. A Plebe was a Plebe, and traditions were re- spected and there was some spirit, so naturally everyone was satisfied. Why, even when we came in things were different. Now the Yearlings are a mess, and the Plebes are worse, and you can ' t buck em up or you ' ll get found. Oh, the place is going to the dogs. Act III " And Evermore Shall Be " (A. D. 1976. A suite in Cadet Barracks. The room is furnished in the height of comfort. A Persian rug is on the floor, pictures are on the walls, a piano stands in the corner. There are many comfortable chairs and a window seat. Through the curtained window the sun is streaming. It is apparently about 9:00 A. M.) three hundred twenty-three Leita : What did those cadets take off their shirts for when they took those hurdles? Box: They were learning to ride bareback, my dear. (Behind one of two doors which open on one side of the room a telephone bell rings). A Voice from Within: Hello, Ducrot here, Mr. N. C. O. Send up some breakfast will you? And see that the cakes are hot this morning will you old fellow? Thanks. (A telephone rings behind the other door). A Voice from Within: Hellow, N.C. O. Domjohn here. No don ' t send up anything to eat. I ' m going down to the restaurant. The grub they dish out here is vile. (Mumb- ling to himself). Why I couldn ' t even get any good oys- ters yesterday. I ' m offa these eats. (The first door opens, and Cadet Ducrot comes in, clad in pink pajamas, and reflectively lighting a cigarette.) Ducrot: Come off the griping in there will you. I ' ll grant you it ' s a deuce of a life, having to get up at nine o ' clock, and not having anything worth eating, but damn it look at me, I ' ve got to go to class in half an hour and tomorrow I ' ll have to get up at eight o ' clock and see that you birds wake up at the right time. This N.C.O. is a blooming slug. Domjohn: (From within) Aw shut up. Guess I ' ve got a right to gripe. The tac w ouldn ' t let me go down to New York this afternoon, because I would have to miss a class. And it was to have them a keen party too. (Domjohn enters through the other door, with a bath robe on. He also lights a cigarette). Dom: Say the Plebes are entering today, aren ' t they? Du: So I heard. Dom: Well, I hope they won ' t be as big a mess as this last class. Du: Mess is no word for it. They were B. J. and wooden, and undissy and everything. And we couldn ' t get on them or anything, or we would have been found cold. Now in the old days, back about 1920 Plebes were Plebes and there was some spirit around here. Oh, the place is going to the dogs. (Curtain. Interim.) (Just before taps in the same room. Enter Dom., Due, and two others.) 1st Cadet: I ' ve just been talking to the first captain. He says we won ' t be promoted for at least two years as things now are in the army. He has it straight from the Com. 2nd Cadet: It isn ' t worth the grind to be a 2nd Looie that long. They work you like a dog around here, and treat you rotten when they graduate you. It isn ' t worth it I say. Life ' s too short. Now if they ' d give a fellow some liberties, or some money to spend it would be different. The idea of expecting us to get along a whole month on fifty dollars! Dom: It ' s getting up so early that gets me. Why when I was a cit — 2nd Cadet: Well, you ' re not a cit now by a long shot. Come on, lets leave, its nearly time for taps. (1st and 2nd Cadet leave. Dom. and Du. go into the bed- rooms, extinguishing the lights. Presently the telephone in Ducrot ' s room rings.) Du: (From behind door). 421 all in. (Silence for a while. Then enter the ghosts of two cadets of 1921.) 1st Ghost: Can this be the room of a cadet? Rugs, pictures, telephones. Nothing like the barren rooms we used to occupy. Can these be cadets? Rising at 9 o ' clock, break- fasting in quarters, flying to New York in the afternoon. This is indeed a strange life for a cadet. 2nd Ghost: And yet, as we stood outside there, we heard these men complaining, complaining of their hard life, of the unnecessary rigours to which they are subjected. Hard! We used to complain too, but we had something about which to complain. (Enter ghost of a cadet of 1872.) 3rd Ghost: On the contrary, you had nothing about which to complain. Things were easy for you. But with us — we had all the rigours of the early days, without the spirit and feeling which made those rigours easily bearable — the spirit which here existed before the civil war. 2nd Ghost: Oh but that is impossible. We, in 1921 used to refer to your time as the golden age of the Academy when traditions, spirit, the position of Plebes, and of the Corps Honor were what we always failed to make them. 1st Ghost: And these men have but now been referring to our day as such an age. 3rd Ghost: Perhaps so. I guess that to its cadets, and to its graduates no less, the best days of West Point are those before their day. The Golden Age of the Academy lies always in the past, always did and always will. Comforts and liberties in Cadet Life produce no satisfaction, for each new thing but provokes a demand for something else. The Cadets of 1870 with no money and few liberties, and few comforts would have conceived such a life as this a luxuiT . But these men are no more contented than were they. The Plebes are always a mess to the upper classes, who always fail to realize that when they were Plebes they too, seemed hopeless. And perhaps it is best so, for here always will men work to attain an ideal established in the past, but never since realized. An ideal realized would cease to be an ideal. It always has been so, and always will be so. Sic Semper! i three hundred tirenti -four BROADWAY PIRATES, 1922-1722 And You Too, Brutus? (Showing that the ancients rolled their own) Scene — The Roman School of Militarj- Art. Evening C. Q. 654 B. C. Nullus — A first-class buck. Cassius — Ditto. Nullus, after bumming a skag, is stealthily returning to his room when Cassius halts him. Cassius: Hold, friend, what bettest thou that I cannot frisk thee with the galloping cubits? Nullus: By my faith, brother, I fear that thou art a slicker. But have at thee. I make it a penny. Cassius: Done! Egad! What thinkest thee, friend? Dost thou, too, read a seven? Nullus : By Jupiter, thou hast done it, Cassius. Two ses- tertii and Ceros take thee if thou pass again. Cassius : Thou art faded and may the gods be with me. Come forth, thou faithful natural. Behold, Nullus — O, great Caesar, I witness those of the bird. Four sestertii for the sandals of my smallest son ! Nullus: Go to, Cassius, I raise thee five and invoke the aid of Pollux to cause thee to come a cropper. Cassius: Thy wager is covered. Lo, Nullus! I have cast a Phoebe. Thy dross is as good as mine. Zounds! Repeat thyselves, my infants, appear in the robes of a stately twenty-three! Hearken to thy master, O Cubes of Fortune Nullus: Hark! Dost thou hear the footsteps of the accursed tac? Cassius: Thou ' rt right, by the seven hills of the Eternal City. Beat it for thy den, Nullus, lest in thy procrastination thou art hived. Farewell. Nullus: After taps, Cassius? Cassius: It is done, Nullus, speed. P. M. E. By the arm upon the water, Growing longer, more and more, Like a giant reaching outward To grasp the other shore; By the sets of balks advancing, And the balk-men coming back; By the endless chain of chess-men " Vho form a double track ; By the creak of straining timber; By the boats along the shores; By the crash of falling planking And the splash of clumsy oars ; By the sweat upon our faces. And the grime upon our hands; By the laughter and the curses. And the bawling of commands; By the sun that ' s swiftly setting, As in the bygone years; You ' ll know we ' ve built a pontoon-bridge. For the doggone Engineers. three hundred lircnttj-fire m mmtMiliilfi , l : 3. .- :. " DEADBEATING " SOCIETY CHIT-CHAT (With apologies to Stephen Leacock) . A charming little " affaire du matin " ivas given re- cently by Major D — — n If. H , in one of the many commodious " salons " of the West Academic building. The Major was appropriately attired in a quiet morning-suit of khaki-colored serge, trimmed ivith buttons " a la U. S. A. " He wore no ornaments except a feiv insignia on his collar and a handsome Sam Browne belt, an heirloom of the family. The guests arrived promptly at 8:03. All nere dressed in gray, trimmed with black, and their " gun-boats a pied " were of an indeterminate shade of what might have been the same color. All the guests brought, as favors, " livres de la Calculus, " one of the latest successes of Messrs. Gran- ville and Smith. After greetings had been exdianged between Major H and the Guest of Honor (or " Section-Marcher " as he is vulgarly called), the Major graciously requested the guests to be seated. This request was heeded with alacrity. After a few pleasantries had been exchanged concerning sundry passages of Granville and Smith, each guest was invited to take one of the numerous " tableaux, " which gave the room its picturesque setting. This was preliminary to a game called " Tenth! Tenth! Who ' s got the tenth? " Sides were chosen and as a result of this the Major found himself opposed by all his guests. However, he soon showed that he was more than a match for his opponents and with the matchless skill vv hich has enabled him to become one of our foremost " Tenth-snatchers " he vanquished his op- ponents one by one, using an attack which was irresistible in his force. The Major utterly routed his adversaries and nullified their carefully drawn-up plan, shown in detail on the " tableaux noirs. " After an hour and fifteen minutes of this exciting pastime the game ended with the Major victor by an over- whelming number of points. The guests, having expressed their pleasure, departed in a body. This is but one of a series of similar affairs given by the Major. They will continue until June and it is hoped that others may benefit by the Major ' s example in giving these pleasant morning entertainments. . One of the social events of the past week ivas (t garden party given by Major P for the members of the " B " Company fraternity. The guests, ivho numbered about eighty, gathered in the area, charming in its setting three hundred twenly-six SATURDAY EVENING PRIVILEGES SOCIETY CHIT-CHAT— Continued of gray stone and Tactical Officers. This spot has been the scene of many other similar affairs and is extremely popular icith everyone. All of those invited were present, arriving promptly at 2 :CX) P. M. Cadet R received, assisted by Cadets M , D and G . The guests divided them- selves into two groups of platoons, but the division was purely arbitrary. The guests wore gray, relieved with white trimmings. The effect was further enhanced by th e light green of the breast-plates, which are the fraternity insignia. A " fusil " or rifle was carried by each guest and bayonets were also in evidence. The ceremonies started a little after two, at which time the Major, accompanied by his charming oung assist- ant, personally greeted each guest. His kindly nature and real interest in his guests were never more in evidence. The Major carefully scanned each costume and made frank and pointed comments on the appearance and condition of the same. He proved that it was no casual interest by instructing Cadet R to make a memorandum of these remarks, so that all might be fittingly reminded of the occasion. After greetings had been exchanged with each guest Cadet M read a paper of his own. It contained such gems of thought as " B , Infinity Tours, M , 5 con- finements, " etc. Though the hearers were too well-bred to manifest their interest, it was very evident that they were stirred to the depths by the rousing thoughts contained therein. The festivities came to an end about 2 :30, and after the usual formalities the guests took their departure. It is thought that Major P will continue to hold these garden parties, and he may always be sure of a large attendance. We note that his example is being followed by many other tactical officers, which is conclusive proof of the Major ' s success. three hundred twenty-seven WATCH THE DRESS ON THE RIGHT THOUGHTS On the End of Furlough 1. The Plebe: " The Spanish Inquisition revived. " 2. Yearling: " Worst plebes ever saw. " 3. Second Class: " Finest little girl in the world. " 4. First Ditto: " Ten more months of torture. " On Christmas Leave 1. Plebe: " Sweet surcease from sorrow. " 2. Yearling: " Foxed Pechols that time. " 3. Second Class: " To see HER again. " 4. First Ditto: " Guess I ' ll take the Infantry. " At Graduation 1. Plebe: " NAW, won ' t touch his hand. " 2. Yearling: " When does the first train leave? " 3. Second Class: " Three stripes are kinda keen. " 4. First Ditto: " Gosh, wish I wasn ' t so knock- kneed. " TO J. D. McR A noble young " Yearling, " last year, In tones that were ample and clear — (Though with looks of dejection) — Reported his section: " I ' ve forgotten if they are all here. " Then, ignoring the " Tac ' s " freezing glare, Said, in accents quite debonair: " But, if you ' ll allow, I ' ll call the roll now. " And " Earnie " fell off of his chair. ' Twas " wooden, " we all will agree. But typical, as you can see. For this same young sinner, Invited to dinner. Signed out: " Hospital — D. P. " " Ladies, You ' ve Gone Far Enough " three hundred twenty-eight FOURTH CLASS: THIRD CLASS: SECOND CLASS: FIRST CLASS: FAMOUS SAYINGS As Heard by the 1. " More yet, Mr. Dum-Guard. IMore yet! " 2. " A gent what ' ll stick his finger . . . " 3. " Men, Res ' has not been given. " 4. " There ain ' t no holt that can ' t be broke. " 1. " Write a short theme of at least nineteen paragraphs. " 2. " Repondez-vous en francaise. " 3. " In both hands, TAKE REINS. " 4. " .Ah, TH. T is explained by the theory of Limits. " 1. " The Second Gass will attend a lecture in Philosophy. " 2. " In order to enable them to concentrate on their Writs. " 3. " It has come to the attention of— YOUR Commandant. " 1. " There will be a smoker in the First Qass Club. " 2. " You, who are about to become of- ficers . . . " Instructor (to class) : " — so take my advice and don ' t get mar- ried just after you ' ve graduated. I don ' t intend to marry myself until I can find a girl who is my opposite in every respect. " Section Marcher: " But, sir, there must be plenty of decent, respectable girls left. " " Gen has womlerful hair — it falls nearly to the floor. " " Yeh! Some of it nearly fell over the balcony last night! " Maj. A.: " No, Mr. Dowling. Traffic couldn ' t move over that road of yours. One trip in a Ford would shake it to pieces. " Dowling: " Sir, I don ' t ride in Fords. " Maj. A.: " Oh, of course, if you want to wait it would be all right. " " Darn! Here ' s a rat died in my laundry bag. " " Well, you can ' t blame him. " There was a young kaydet named Palm Who partook of the bootlegger ' s balm. He reached in his coat. Got the wrong antidote — We will now sing the twenty-third psalm. THE DEED OF KENNER H Listen, Oh Kaydets, and you shall hear Of the daring deed of a comrade dear. One day in December, of the year that is past. Hardly a Kaydet but stands aghast. As he hears of this comrade zvho conquered fear. For he said to his friend, " If a Kaydet chose To pit his skill against common men. He could smoke a " skag " ' neath the Chem. " P. ' s " h And his comrade anstwred, " I ' ll bet you ten. " So they changed salutes and (zvithou ' t offense) The u ' hole class pitied his lack of setuse. A rattle of feet in a section room, A clatter of books — stagee set for doom. Noiv, zvho is that by the windozL ' there. That lad ivith the innocent, baby stare ' ' Tis he. ' The hero — tlie youth in gray — His match Hares as the ' P " turns away — The first puff ' s gone ' neath the zvindow sill. (The Major chatters — as Majors will .And then to the ceiling his zwioij soars.) Another puff is blown outdoors. Never faltered a second that iron ■zi ' ill. Tlie smoke still puffed from the zi ' indoiv sill. And once when the Major to Kenner spoke He bravely stvallowed a pint of smoke. Then let his name to Tradition pass, The Prideful Joy of the Second Class. Let all his classmates rez ' ere his name; Let all his comrades spread his fame. To Future Classes his . ' ilem ' ry goes: He smoked a " skag " ' neath the Chem. P. ' s nose. Klein: Look here, why weren ' t you out for track yesterday? McDonough: Never mind. A miss is as good as a mile any day. three hundred twenty-nine 1. This charming setting depicts Rollo at the paternal hearth engaged in a violent altercation with mother and father before going to the Zu Zcu dance. Rollo demands that he be allowed to wear his new Tuck which he bought at Wallach Bros., while father and mother insist that he go in uniform — all the girls just love a uniform, my dear — but Rollo has heard that you can get it for $7.00 a pint at the Dutchman ' s, and it ' s a tough job to get a pint bottle in your best trou. and. any- way, Mr. Isaacs, the tailor, did a rotton job in creasing them. Father is threatening to deprive Rollo of the use of the car. Note our hero ' s rigid attitude. Father, dear old disciplinarian. Insists that Rollo stand at attention at all family councils. The warmth of the fire (and the argument) seems to be taking effect, and Rollo supplicatingly gazes at mother ' s implacable face. But to no avail. We rather think that Rollo will go in uniform. 3. Here is Rollo dancing with demure little Alice Blake. Alice was so sweet when Hollo first went away, and he has immediately sought her out to be his first partner. She has Just asked him why he held his back like a flagpole, and told him. " My Gawd, ain ' t this Proossianism Hell! " This disconcerts Rollo slightly, but he bravely starts a dissertation on birth control. Still Alice seems in a fair way to control the conver- sation and everything else within range. He is beginning to fear that the articles on JAZZ in the New York World are true after all. Note: Rollo must dance on his toes to keep up with Alice. |i ROLLO GOES ON 2. We were right. Here is Rollo waiting for his beloved Henrietta to come out of the ladies ' dressing room. The fussy lady shown has come to chaperone the Blimp sisters and thinks Rollo is the doorman. She is asking him to get her lorgnette which she left out in the limousine, therefore the carmine hue on our hero ' s face. Rollo is inclined to recede his chin slightly, but it doesn ' t seem to have calmed the lady ' s rising wrath. An awful moment, and he goes out to get the thing amid the sly laughs of the bystanders. And he so wanted to favorably Impress the debutaTite daughter of Lady Wienerwurst just passing by. Is it not nice to be a cadet, gentle reader? three hundred thirty GOES ON CHRISTMAS LEAVE 4. Hello, what ' s this? By all means, an accident. A brass button on Rollo ' s coattail has caught on the beautiful new Poiret gown of Mrs. Maclntyre, the wife of the mayor. The L. P. femme with whom RoUo has danced (???) the last seven dances gives our hero a reassuring squeeze and tries to drag him oft to let Nature run her course. (Her father was the de- feated candidate for mayor last November.) But Mrs. Mac- lntyre seems inclined to detain our Rollo. We greatly fear that his political career is ruined irremedially. And Mrs. Maclntyre thought it would be such a lark, my dears, to roll her own for the evening. We wonder if she did! 6. This features our hero out for a quiet skag where no one will see. However, the coatroom is tilled with college boys and the odor of synthetic gin. Rollo is being persuaded to take a drink. However, his Commandant has told him that it is wrong, so he laughingly declines. Again Rollo stands rigidly at attention. The gravity of the situation and the Honor of the Corps seem to demand it. He later smooths himself out with a lurid tale of what he did after the Navy Game. Of course, after this he has to tell why the Navy won. We hope there are no Navy men around. r 6. Rollo is about to crank the car owing to a faulty starter. To put it rather baldly. Henrietta has just given him the gate after he had seen her all the way home. She got mad because Rollo was dancing with that Andrews girl and gave him back the miniature that Bailey, Banks Biddle did such a good job on. What ' s that? Is Rollo talking French? Oh, no, Hor- tense, he is just inventing new words. three hundred thirty-one SELF-EXPLANATORY BAD BU5INt53 BIG BATTLE FIRST ADE Once upon a time there was a wasp-waisted vampire wearing a single stripe on an otherwise bare sleeve wlio, after having been incarcerated in a plaster culie embossed by a bed, locker and wash-stand for a period of eighteen months, had so far eluded tlie grasping mitts of the Academic Jesse Jameses as to go to the paternal shanty for Christmas leave and brealj the time- toughened turk with the family. The poor goof was all dated up by the folks like the tree bearing the said fruit and lie had about as much chance of going morally wrong as the average soul has of coming out of the Battalion ' Temple of Justice with- out dragging five and ten after him. But, ha ing understudied the celibate for so long, everything outside of a wax dummy that wore skirts was the apple of his eye. In fact the whole podunk was his orchard. He felt like Robinson Crusoe in the Sultan ' s harem. But he was resolved to be aljsolute proof against the modern girl as pictured by Scott Fitzgerald. After he had succeeded in coercing the Hebrew tailor down the block to press his F. D. coat, the prodigal was led to his first battaille-royal, which was attended by every member of the four hundred who wasn ' t laid up with locomotor-ataxia. While the saxophone wailed Ihrei hundred thirty-two something in a Prussian blue he was invited to take a fall out of the female plute in the flame-colored gown. After a round or so he began to get a kick out of the young one ' s synthetic gin breath and liccame slightly balmy due to the rolling motion which she imparted to the dance. It took about three of these bouts to send our Rollo to the door to inhale a few cubic feet of ozone by the numbers. To be brutally frank, our hero had the same feelings as a sparrow alighting on a bare telegraph wire. In other words, he was shocked. Tilings hadn ' t been this way when he had left civilization. The after-war cartoons that he had seen picturing the world with a bandage around its head were true, then. He was glad that the Com. had warned liim against tlie modern flap- per and wondered how the Com. knew. But his ruminations and labored breathings were interrupted as the pungent odor of Djer- Kiss smote his nostrils, and before he could dig the rubber heels of his hop shoes into the floor and leave a vacuum she was there, looking as though they had left the kick out of the brew. But no, not she. She was a dead ringer for Evangeline, the original Procter Gamble 99 44 1007o- The lectures on etiquette had not exactly covered the situation, luit a look at her reasonably long skirts convinced him that a remark would not be greeted with, " Jly Gawd, ya don ' t say ! " He had maxed it cold. They were kindred souls and when he tried to peck at her lips she blessed him with a left hook. A clank of ivory against concrete announced that he had fallen for her. Slie registered Xapoleon after a day at Austerlitz and led him back to the slaughter-house, where they danced with two pounds of atmosphere between them imtil nearly bvelve o ' clock, when he took her home in tlie flivver. They vilirated on the same plane for a week, until it sank into his cerebellum that the ferry was not running and that he had better do a little business with the railroad company or he would soon be looking at life from the pedestrian ' s viewpoint. But his will buckled and he informed his sire that he was going into trade and that it was high time he got harnessed with a desirable filly. Of course, the storm raged, but when the old man ' s tail feathers had lost their ruffle the Com. got out an order and the county clerk got out a li- cense, leaving our hero to wish he could sell the lionds that the par- son had fixed him up witli along with tlie green ones at 3%. Moral: Don ' t prepare for an air attack when there ' s a sub- marine around. USELESS DEMANDS Don ' t take anything off the top. St hi kk i INTRA MURDER ATHLETICS This Woolworth guy was quite a man; in early youtli he had a plan To satisfy the public wants for nickels and for dimes. But then his death was quite complete; he saw he never could compete With men who never miss their mark, the tacs of modern times. They gumshoe here, they gumshoe there, your life ' s in danger everywhere — He uses every means he knows to beard you in his den, And when he has your quill on file he crowns you with the Woolworth smile And whistles like a birdie as he murmurs five and ten. Oh, somewhere in the future life, there ' ll be no tacs to stir up strife. The birds will some day get their wings and fly instead of pace. The name of Woolworth will not be a word to cause us misery. The end of June will find us all still entered in the race. It won ' t be long before the day when we sign vouchers for our pay. When we stick on the rubrica and throw away the pen — So we can safely crack a grin when Major Woolworth calls us in And savs " There ' ll be no hop for you, I give you five and ten. " Well, anyway, it ' s nice that the coward can no Thorpe (O. G. looking for a seat in Mess Hall) longer hide behind a woman ' s skirts. " Say, Spider, got a se£t? " li Spider Mudgett (Table Comm NO! " Tu T . . r M J T Thorpe: " What ' s that? " (The Department of Modern Languages) Mudgett (looking around) Section marcher or last section m learhng I haven ' t sorry. " Franch: " Mon Capataine, il ne manque personne Gig Sheet: " Mudgett . . — also Cadet Ducrot absent. " about 12:40. " " My God, " A— er, no, D. D., Improper expression three hundred thirty-three APOLOGIES TO WENDELL I pulled a grind one autumn day In wondrous merry mood, And thought as usual men would say It was exceeding good. My room-mate listened with a frown, Then called a neighbor in. They argued it both up and down, But didn ' t even grin. Another came — his smile did not. He didn ' t even blink. By this time you know what I got — (A drag in the Hall Sink.) For hours and hours with laundry soap I scrubbed the black and tan, And since that time I do not joke As funny as I can. I HIS RED COMFORTER A GOATS PHILOSOPHY To lie at ease upon a com forter, and dream Of furlo, hops, and femmes, while slow the minutes pass Unheeded, unregrctted. passing seem To bring no vision of approaching class. To know the poker party ' s strong appeal To read much fiction, smoke many an idle skag. To muse upon the idlness of stars, to feci It does not matter, tho behind I lag, h ' or he who views with joy each passing day Content with what it brings of earthly gain. Hath more accomplished by his slothful way Than did the Macedonian in his reign, Who, when he held the world, ambitious still. He longed that other worlds might know his will. three hundred thirlij-fonr I ' What were you boys laughing at just before I came in? Oh, I imagine just what you thought we were laughing at. But I always thought cadets didn ' t tell those things. p wm No, Hilda, not the wax models for Scars-Roebuck, but just a few interpretations of Hart. Schaffner Marx, through the medium of Bros., at the theatre ticket desk in the Astor. The two on the right think they are making a date for to-night, while our friend in the center, who thought he was being quite a man about town by smoking a straw-tipped skag, has just been informed that trousers haven ' t been worn long since the eighties. Recause the ink is black and not red. we can ' t show the color of the neckwear. THE AVERAGE TEN future Kaydets received appointments fine. One flunked the entrance. Then there were NINE. NINE trusting Kaydets were " crawled " till very late. One resigned next morning. Then there were EIGHT. EIGHT hopeless Kaydets, facing months eleven. One had a fallen arch. Then there were SEVEN. SEVEN dogged Kaydets, learning West Point tricks. One took a Math Writ, and soon there were SIX. SIX cheering Kaydets, glad they were alive. One had bet on Navy, reducing them to FIVE. FIVE hopeful Kaydets saw spring come once more. One took Conic Sections, and then there were but FOUR. FOUR Yearling Kaydets went upon a spree. One met the Commandant, leaving only THREE. THREE delighted Kaydets saw Furlough Dreams come true. One met the " only girl " — and back came only TWO. TWO weary Kaydets saw First Class Year begun. One bucked the " Batt. Board " ; remaining only ONE. ONE lonely Kaydet his gold-bars lives to see. WHICH ONE of your classmates do you think he ' ll be? three hundred thirl )i-fi,vi In best of spirits, They were playing At a game. Twice a week. These gentle Kaydets Harboring ne ' er A savage thought, Disport themselves Thus gently, dearie. It ' s just Lacrosse They ' re being taught. Doni NO, GENTLE READER, NOT THE EMBRYO OF A CLIMB UP MT. EVEREST, BUT JUST THE PEOPLE ' S FRIEND, MAJOR BUCKNER, ARRIVING FOR A TOUR AS OFFICER IN CHARGE. You say you walked, Luella dear, Along the plain One afternoon And you saw A scrap in progress Which made all other Scraps lix)k tame. Several dozen Angry Kaydets Each one brandishing A stick. Yelling, fighting, Running, smiting, First strung out, Then gathered thick. No, my girlie, Tho it looked it, It was not A battle real. Some new way Of fighting armies Being practiced On the field. It was not A brawl, dear, either. Fight of faction Or a feud. It was not A Ku Klux meeting. No, nor were they Even stewed. Tho some were bloody. Some were mangled, All were yelling, Most were lame. Still, my dear. IF When the N. C. O. ' s inspected And I ' m lying in my bed, There ' s a flock of puzzling questions That come trooping through my head. Then I lie awake and wonder What M. Vautier would say If my French " P " were reciting When he " parlez-vous francaise. " And I puzzle o ' er the problem If my Math " P " ' d pass or fail (Were P. Echols asking questions). When he stutters and grows pale. Next I ponder o ' er my English; If P. Holt would give a " Max " To the " P " whose chief amusement Is to jumble up the facts. And I wondered, on the drill-field, If our Commandant, adored. Would have liked to pass a " slug " out When a Major dropped his sword. Finally my brow grows clearer. For I know the answer now. I am sure that Slum would vanish If the head cook ate our chow. When the N. C. O. ' s inspected And I ' m lying in my bed, These the troop of foolish questions That come flocking through my head. A KNIGHT OF THE GARTER three hundred thirty-six Captain (after an exhausting huur of explaining to a company of recruits the preliminaries of rifle- shooting) : " Are there any questions on what I have covered? " Recruit (more awake than the rest) : " Question, sir. " Captain (wearily) : " Well, what is it? " Recruit: " Why do they say ' slow and rapid ' fire when the bullets always travel at the same speed? " Nikko : " Why did Jack set the alarm for three? " Tino : " Oh, he and his wife were entertaining a visiting athlete. " Instr. : " And what is this optical cement called? " Taylor, RL: " Er — uh — Canadian Balm, sir. " Instr.: " No, Canadian Balsam. Wake up, Mr. Reed — what effect does it have? " Reed: " I don ' t understand what you mean, sir. " Instr. : " Did you hear what Mr. Taylor said? " Reed: " Oh, yes, sir. Canadian Balm sometimes interferences materially with the vision. The grind was lost. Marge ; Sarge : " But, George, I ' m not dressed to go out on that cold balcony! " " That ' s all right; you ' ll have tacs all around you. " That English " P ' s " are " wooden, " all Kaydets will admit, But sometimes we can ' t blame them for " champing at the bit. " Last year in " Yearling " English, the entire Section read The story of the Burial of our Unknown Dead. And when a " P " grew angry who could the poor man blame At Dumjohn ' s sweetly asking: " What was that Unknown ' s name? ' three hundred thirty-seven A DECIDED BRUNETTE OR THE LIBERIAN FLAPPER REX AREAE; or, THE SENTIMENTAL PEDESTRIAN My shoes are old, but not with years; My face is red, but not with tears. For I have paced on back and forth Mid wind and snow and biting cold, ' Til now the afternoon grows old; And still I pace, now south, now north. Upon a bright September day I did the deed which sealed my doom, By crawling in the good old way Too loudly in a first floor room. I raised my voice, he raised his chest, As seldom is it raised to-day; He jammed it back at my behest. A major chanced to pass that way. And so I walked those summer days. Two more were there, punished like me For too much zeal. Our triple ways We stood together, pathways three. And as grey grew the aging fall, And as the trees upon the hill there, one by one, Shed their bright leaves, till all Were bare, one of them left, his walking done. Those afternoons were long I spent that way Beneath the sombre shadow of the barracks wall; Beneath the leafless hill, the sky all grey; Beneath the high stone chapel, towering all. But how much worse were they at last When, as fell the first wet snow. My last companion left, his walking past; And I was left alone with those I did not know. So I have walked the winter through The days of storm and wind, the days of sun. While from within the wintry breezes blew The sound of merriment. But now my walkin ' s done. My walking ' s done, and now once more My days of rest are days of rest; And I will rest me while I can. For it will not be long before With zeal again will I be blest. And walk again ' til soles are sore. (-J I wftrcoE I n ) THE OMAR ENGINE ON A 1922 BODY " A front board, A problem in Conies, A mass of jumbled formulas, and Thou, Beside me howling in a wilderness of Math. " three hundred thirty-eiyht Here ' s Two rtlnie iilelit Bh the tr Here ' s to the spell of a e With Its nltch of u drlttliie And the brush of the breexe thro And the shore %vnve s sl h and erooii. Anil here ' s to the Bloom of a flre-llt room With Its lulllne. shade-tleeked tslon ; And the rap of rain on a vibrant pane. And the nlnd — and the raelnB sno v. And here ' s to the heart that ean play the part That hearts were meant to play; Till the last wee spark on the hearth Is dark. And the wlteh-moon drifts away. And here ' s to the lip that ean sadly sip The tears of a last good-bye. And And a bliss In the toueh of a kiss That Is north the hurt of the cry. A cynleal view f — Perhaps that ' s true; But love. If there be such a thine. Brings a troublesome smart that goes to the And clouds the starriest spring. On up ahead the There There a that ' ! ,,.,., .,;«n cold and gray, white moons — no star-roofed Junei 1 — that are near decay. But I ' m young and free! My philosophy Keeps me safe from that winter of love, And while there ' s a thrill In a hearth-Bre still — Or a warm, white moon above — Why here ' s to the heart than can play the part For the thrill of an Innocent spoon — And I ' ll whisper " I love " — and glance up above And smile — at the drifting three hundred thirty-nine i YOU ALL KNOW HIM FXD Here he is — Gus Schmidt, corporal of the II Squad, I Platoon, B Company, I Battalion, III Regiment, XXXVI Division, XXVI 1 Bavarian Reserve Corps, who, at the chateau near the small inn just south of Suchez, shot and killed a French poodle named Mike on January 25, 1916, at about 7 :20j4 p. m (daylight saving). INDICATIONS When the " Tac " a lecture give.s you, Telling: what you ought to do, Do you ever pause to wonder If he was a Kaydet too? When the Major on the " Batt. Board " Gives you Tours and " Demos " too. Do you wonder it HE got them Ere he donned his Army Blue? When the O. C. orders pee-rade, Though a storm Just seems to brew. Do you wonder it he never Knew the joy when " Recall " blew? When your French " P " says. " THAT ' S grammar But THIS WAY the Frenchmen do. " Did you wonder if he EVER Sweated blood to get " 2.2 " ? When the Major in the Mess Hall Says the hair that ' s in your stew Is a thread; can you imagine That one time he ate there too? WHEN you see a sedate Colonel, Crazy — as our Backs break through — Dancing on his cap, you ' re CERTAIN That HE was a Kavdet too. S — omething tells me that tho ' the laundry C — an always manage to R — ip them I — nto a thousand shreds their V — alue seems to E — nter with the fact that one can N — ever be S — een without them Table Com.: " Mr. Dumjohn, what ' s the new waiter ' s name? " Gunner: " It ' s the same waiter, sir. " Table Com. : " Well, there are strange finger prints in the butter. " three hundml forty THE AMATEUR SNAKE MEETS THE L. P. FEMME : Scene: Ciilhim Hall. Time: Any old time. Dramatis Personae: The AMATEUR SNAKE. THE CON- FIRMED HOPOID, his " blind drag " (THE L. P. FEMME), Kay- dets, Damsels and OHicers. The Confirmed Hopoid (snatching his bashful victim from among the Stag): " Ah, here he is; Miss Dumjohn, Mr. Ducrot! " (Fades gracefully out of the picture.) The Amateur Snake (swallowing nervously, but determined to dominate the conversation): " Er — ah — ah — pleased t ' meetcha " (snatching at the time-worn straw). " Is this the first time . . . " The L. P. Femme (who has been there before and doesn ' t intend to let this one escape her — sweetly) : " O-h-h, no-o-ah " (Baw Hawbah accent). " .And I ' m so-o-ah glad de-e-ah Harry put YOUR name on my card. I ' ve been so-o-ah anxious to meet you and he . . . " The Am. Snake (persisting in his straw snatching and blind to all else) : " Yes, ' s pleasure, ' m sure — but Is This The First Time You Have Ever . . . " The L. P. One (still intent on hooking him — interrupting) : " Oh, yes, several times — and, as I was saying, I do-o-ah love these hops, but I don ' t know many cadets and . . . " The Am. Snake (seeing the orchestra about to strike up, and bound to finish his remark — desperately) : " Yes, ' s nice, but IS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOU HAVE EVER BEEN . . . " The L. P. One (changing her tactics): " Shall 7e dawnce? " (As (The they move off she interrupts his whispered counting.) " Did I (shyly) interrupt you? " The Am. Snake (explosively) : " IS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOU HAVE EVER BEEN TO WEST POINT? " The L. P. One (coyly — but wickedly and with malice afore- thought) : " Ah-h, no-o-ah, and (smiling encoviragingly up at him) I DO hope it will not be the LAWST time either. " The .1m. Snake (gulping — floored as he sees what his remark has led up to): " Um — er — er — No — ma ' am. " The L. P. One (relentlessly) : " But I ' m afraid it luill be the lawst one — unless SOMEBODY asks me up again. " The .1m. Snake (horrified to see the pit into which he has fallen — but endeavoring to escape cleverly) : " Oh, there ' s no danger but what somebody will invite you up again. (Warming to his work) Why, a girl of your charm . . . " The L. P. One (snapping him up) : " 0-o-o-h, you SWEET thing! How charmingly you put it. And thank you so-o-ah much. I ' ll be glad to come whenever . . . " The Am. Snake (dazed — wondering how it all happened) : " Oh, not at all — but you see . . . " The L. P. One (pressing her advantage) : " Shall we make it next week? " (He tries to think — hesitates — and is lost, for she rushes on.) " I ' ll write you if I can ' t come. " The music stops— THE CONFIRMED HOPOID appears with the next victim — she squeezes the hand of THE AMATEUR SN.AKE understandingly and turns away to smilingly face — Curtaim) TO AN ATOM (Inspired by a fess in chemistry.) Oh, omnipresent, all constituent thing, Unseen, and yet undoubted, everywhere Since when the Great Creator first did bring Something from nothing, what do I care If you be round, or flat, or pink, or blue, A thing of beauty, of an ugly shape. Since I can never bring you into view Or measure you with caliper or tape. You may be dancing some wild figure now, Or be engaged in fierce synthetic strife, Reacting round my all unseeing eyes. What is your shape, your color, how Should I know you in some future life? I am, concerning you, oh. Atom, far from wise. TO THE BUDDING PUNDITS If you would be a legal light. Just tie the bull outside. Don ' t try to spread it on too thick, Your ignorance to hide. In U. S. versus Monahan, One-fifty Wallace, ten, nu ' ll find a lot of potent dope To actuate your pen. But close the book and pass it up. Prevent the wordy flow. Just toss a dime into the air And answer ves or no. three li mid red forty-one k % . .1 1 M three hundred forty-two DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED HYGIENE t 1 I JACK h i 1 it If f JOE ; rxh- 1 IIK MOTHKK LICKF.R NATURAL HISTORY (Applied). To-day. little children, let us study the bee. To aid us in our discussion we shall take three little bees and go as deeply as possible into their habits and temperament. What? Do bees have temperament? Well, we should hope to inform you. Johnny. Notice the middle bee here with the large eyes and the heavy set body. One never knows what he is goin to do. Just now he is buzzing in a most friendly fashion, but like as not to-morrow he will fly around when you are not looking and sting you. These are very unusual bees and are known by the name of the bat bee. not that they look anything like a bat but Just because they make it hot for the bat they happen to be with. And Instead of looking for honey like the ordinary bee. these little insects go about seeking dust. Yes. would you be- lieve It. dirty, nasty dust. And should you be room orderly when one of them flies in the door he is sure to sting you. Most bees can sting only once and then they die, but unfortunately such is not the case with the bat bee. It can sting as many times as it pleases, and it accompanies each sting by buzzing " five and ten " in a long sonorous buzz. After being stung to this tune it becomes necessary for one to remain in one ' s room during the week-end and think it over. This type of bee, as evidenced by the markings on its collar, does not appear to be very hivey. Its sole object in life seems to be in making trouble. Do not emulate the bat bee. little children. Try to be bright, upstanding little Americans like George Washington. That will be all for to-day. Section dismissed. EVEN AS YOU AND I LAST NIGHT, among his fellow men He studied, played and fought A simple-hearted Kaydet then, Yithout a sickly thought. TO-DAY, before the Surgeon ' s frown He stands in fearful case; With awful pains, his head bows down, Vhile torture twists his face. Poor, aching head, with dew besweat, He clasps it in his pain — (Ah, well may Kaydets whine and fret; A " Math. Writ ' s " due again.) And so, with pulse that will not speed, With fever not so high, THE GOAT, in this, his hour of need. Does Hospitalward fly. Vain! mightiest throb of shaking voice! Vain ! tears within the eye. The Surgeon makes the usual choice And turns him out to die. And so, with pills he would not take. Scarce knowing what it meant; Like martyr going to the stake. To his Math. Writ he went. Oh, Captain. My Captainl three hundred forty-three DRAGGING BLIND. The approach of your friend. The request to drag. The excuses for not doing it. The proleslalions thai she is a 3.0. The unwilHng acceptance. Saturday inspection. The hope thai she may be a 3.0. The disappointment. The promise to be at the hotel at 3:00. The arrival at 4:00. The introductions. The attempt to be lively and cheerful. The flagging of the conversation. The walk down Flirtation. The walk up the hill. The walk around the post. The walk back to the hole!. The announcement that she just loves to walk. The remembrance thai you " have to spoon. The promise to be at the hotel at 8:00. The supper of onions, etc. The arrival at the hotel at 8:45. The wait for her to take off her coat. The discovery that she can ' t da nce. The attempt to be lively and cheerful. The attempt to be humorous. The failure to do both. The strange disappearances of your friends. The explanations for same. The wish for it to be over. The agony of it all. The sounding of taps. The sigh of relief. The trouble in gelling out. The walk down stairs. The walk back to the hotel. The walk back to barracks. The skag. The bed. The sigh of relief. The wish that tomorrow would never come. The arrival of tomorrow. The arrival at the hotel one hour late. The awful dinner. The flagging conversation. The suggestion that we take a walk. The walk down Flirtation. The walk around the plain. The walk to Fort Clinton. The walk back to the hotel. The announcement that she has got lo go. The rising morale. The attempt to be cheerful. The success of the attempt. The farewell. The walk back to barracks. The sigh of relief. The vow not to do it again. A MOST PECULIAR EPISODE It was during the encampment of the Corps of Cadets (or at least the greater part of same) near Princeton that the King was O. C. Now it seems that in the course of the evening the King had made a trip into town, a rather late one, by the way, and had brought back with him one cadet who had missed the truck. Upon the arrival of the King, the O. D. informed him that Cadet Brunner had been absent at taps inspection. The King cogitated. The King thought deeply, and after turning the matter over in his mind said: " Inspect for him. " Later developments showed that Brunner had gone to sleep under a caisson, so the inspection brought no results. The sergeant reported. The King delivered himself: " Inspect for him every fif- teen minutes. " The sergeant did so and woke the King up every fifteen minutes until exasperated. The King ex- ploded: " Send out three convoys after him. " The sergeant was puzzled. He went and told the O. D. The O. D. was puzzled. Here he was supposed to send out three convoys after an absentee! A chance to use his initiative that the Com. had so often spoken about ! So he went to bed and left the King in peace. N. B. — The cadet that the King brought into camp was Brunner, and that is what makes all this so peculiar. A — ny time you R — un into one it is E — asy to see that Thomas A. Edison or some- B ody else has been deadbeating I — n not inventing a R — easonable method of covering more D — istance with less effort. Mocha : Yes, Garbisch is going strong. He ' ll be our best man next fall. Java: Ooh ! I ' ve always wanted to be proposed to on Flirtation. Did the tac make any comment on your running that absence? Just a brief remark. Five and ten. Lady visitor: Can you show me the latest thing in uniforms, Colonel? The Com: Yes, there ' s Mr. MacLallen crossing the area now. He hasn ' t been on time to a single formation this year. Tac at inspection : Why didn ' t you shave today, Mr. Mitchell? George: Sir, the femme I ' m dragging to the hop tonight likes to dance cheek to cheek. I i three hundred forty-four THREE MONTHS (A Tragedy) Major Bonuni Major Buoku Major Butchu A First Clas " Voices from (We si « (We n (We without, etc The Cast: 1 refer to him »s Major B-1). all refer to him as Major B-Z). all refer to him as Major B-3). The curtain aboTe flies and In front of ea cuspidor. The followed s MAJ. B-1 (llRhtluK disclosing an office room. Conspicuous ■ pieces of office furniture are three desks. a snivel chair and beside each a shlnlne s shlnlnK In through the nlndons. Faint a bu le are heard and loud sounds as though great pre rushing about and shouting. Enter MaJ. B-1. hortly by Majors B-2 and B-:). plo iblc I cigar) : The class formations all but knocked donn by cadets last moment. i-thing In the din MA.I. B-3: Yes, I was Into ranks at the .MA,I. B-2: We will have to put tlee about It. Obviously this cannot contin MAJ. B-1: Manifestly. MA.I. B-2: I will give Newman a meniorandi (Calls orderly. No answer. Calls again. calling orderly. Door opens and First Cla MAJ. B-1 (unaware that It Is not the orderly): me that blank commencing " It has come to the notice ol the Commandant. " (Looks up and discovers mistake.) Vhat by gaining entrance without knockingf All three Join I ssman enters.) Orderly, brir thought a first classman would kii MAJ. B-. ' i: I am shocked. VOICK FKOM WITHOUT: And I »i 1ST CL.: Sir, I knocked but got no 1 eonhl be of assistance. MAJ. B-.t: Well, what do you wani best dress coat you havcf 1ST CL.: Yes, sir. MAJ. B-2: How much are you out 1ST CL,.: F ' our hundred dollars. MAJ. B-.t: Saving up for gradunti do you want, anyway f MAJ. B-2: Oh, I remember. Here better. jrprlsed. By the way. Is that the debt at the Cadet Storef I suppose. Well, what Is. He was reported for ■■Cadet, knowingly. Intentionally and deliberately off limits arm In arm writh young lady. " MAJ. B-1: This Is a very grave offense. Where were youl 1ST CL.: In HIglUand Falls on a MAJ. B-3: The regulations. 1 believe, are very explicit on the matter of off! limits. MAJ. B-1: Yes, and the Commandant has more than once spoken of this matter of walking arm In arm. MAJ. B-2: I should say that the whole affair Is worth three months. MAJS. B-1 and B-3 (together): And I. MAJ. B-2: If you have nothing more to say — 1ST CL.: But 1 was on a sLx-hour leave. MA,I. B-3 (disappointedly): Oh! MAJ. B-1 (dejectedly): Oh! MA.I. B-2 (brightening): But did you have your tactical offl- IST CL.: Yes, sir. MAJ. B-3: And you were not In conftncmentf 1ST CL.: No, sir. MAJ. B-1: And you were signed out In the departure book? 1ST CL.: es. sir. MAJ. B-2: And the departure book In the Officer of the Day ' s oflicef J ST CL.: Yos. sir. MAJ. B-1: And your 1ST CL.: No. sir. MAJ. B-3 (aside): We will have to give him something out of this. The tioose told me that he had to run three blocks to And out who he was. MA.I. II-2: Yes, lie would expect It. M J. It-3; It Is the opinion of the Battalion Board that yon have been running It on them. The practice of walking arm In arm with a young lady has been repeatedly spoken about and has got to go. That will be three months. MA.I. B-2 (with an attempt at humor : Maybe when you walk those off you will be able to walk alone. 1ST CL.: I would like to refer the matter to the Commandant, It seems to me. VOICE FROM WITHOIT: Gentlemen, I fully concur In the opinion of the Battalion Board. ••Sic Semper Cadetis " had not expired f And Reveille, June 1st, 1950 three hundred forty-five FALLING WATERS FOR OBSERVATION AND TREATMENT. Yeslere ' en while rumaging In the trunk room, 1 found a lamp — a queer, odd thing of brass, Bui slum green and fly-spoiled. And I love it — Ah, 1 love it! And so I rub il gently. For when I softly smooth it with something sheer and silken. Straightaway I start to fly To the building south four hundred yards from Lusk. And there— ah, there, 1 see Tf-IEM. They are not beautiful, but 1 love to watch them. Now palpitating, expectant, 1 hide Behind the hissing cauldron ' s shape. 1 watch them flap and flutter in the wind. They rise and fall again in perfect rhythm. My socks condemned, and strangely gone. Their graceful curves are graphs of use and time, ■ The steam clouds rise, caressing Against their worn-out toes — A spike has seen me, starts and stares! She runs to me with both arms poised alofl. Glistening globules of soapsuds Held in each palm for me. A-h-h! I scream. I scream again. I shriek with joy. You lunge, you stumble and miss me. You gibber brokenly and mouth strange sounds. And I love il. Yea, bo! I love it. For she has stolen her last pair From me. I seem to rise and touch the clouds: White clouds, fat clouds of June ' And Graduation week. Oh, perfumes of tropical things Mixed with the ocean ' s tang, I love it, yes, I love it. I rise again and thrill with rapture, I sway — I swoon — I float. . . And in ecstasy — I faint. A silver statue of a contour hound will be presented to each man guessing the source of the following gems: " The trouble with you men is that you don ' t study yo ' lesson. " " Gentlemen, we must learn to shine under adversity and to outsoldier the soldiers. " " Stop by the orderly room on your way home and report your- self for " " The troops were concfntrated about Metz. " " Any more ques ' ns ' bout pwob ' ms? Any ques ' ns ' bout pwob ' ms ' t seats? " " There ' s two kinds of bridges — good bridges and bad bridges. If you make a bad bridge it ' s going to break. If the bridge breaks it will be rather embarrassing. " THE PRIZE SKIN OF THE YEAR Dumjohn: Flappers in room at a. m. i. Song of the Chcm. Dept. : " Ohm, Sweet Ohm. ' Tactical principles applied to those who are in doubt as to whether to salute the approaching hazy figure: " When in doubt, a tac. " It ' s always open season for shooting craps — DoiuUng, IVilhide, Dance, et al. Heard at riding: " Hey, there ' s seven men in that six down there I " I f three hundred fnrtii-six BY THEIR BLEAT YE SHALL KNOW THEM " Scene: Third floor West Academic Building, south wing. The section enters, is reported and takes seats. The instructor ex- hales a cloud of stale cigar smoke, carefully puts out cigar and stows it away for future consumption. Kyle: Sir, I don ' t understand this figure on page 225. Inst.: What don ' t yo ' unduhstan ' about it, Mistuh Kyle? Kyle: It says in the book — well, I just don ' t understand it, that ' s all. Inst.: If yo ' d jus ' read the lesson ovuh, Mistuh Kyle, if yo ' d jus ' read the lesson ovuh, vo ' wouldn ' t be askin ' foolish ques- tions like that. It ' s all very simple. Thuh ' s nothin ' to it. Yo " lookin ' at it from the wrong angle, that ' s all. The trouble with you men is that yo ' don ' t study yo ' lesson. Mistuh Reed can tell you all about that. What did yo ' get from that piece of quill Ah handed yo ' last week, Mistuh Reed? Reed: Fo ' and five, suh. Inst.: Don ' t yo ' think yo ' deserved it? Reed: No, suh. Inst.: Ah do. Reed: If you evuh knew what fo ' and five meant you wouldn ' t repo ' t a man for not studying his lesson. Inst.: Ah know. Ah know. If Ah was to repo ' t each one of you men every day Ah ' d nevuh manage to hand out as many confinements and demerits as Ah served when Ah was heah. Yale: Sir, I haven ' t been out of confinement since Christmas. Inst.: That ' s nothin ' , Mistuh Yale. That ' s jus ' a trifle. Schildroth: Sir, I ' ve served forty tours. Inst.: That ' s nothin " . Mistuh Schildroth. Ah solved forty touahs the first month Ah was a cadet. Price: Look at all the men on the area. There ' s so many they bump into each other. Inst.: Mistuh Price, in mah day we used to fill both areas, and what they couldn ' t put walkin ' up and down they used to fawm in a file and march ' em roun ' and roun ' . And we only had half as many men in the Coah. (Here the section is heard to mumble disbelievingly.) Taylor G.: You didn ' t have a Battalion Board in those days, sir. Reed: And you didn ' t have to shine under adversity, either. Inst.: Oh. Ah ' ll admit that you men lead a ha ' d life. But about these confinements — Ah see Mistuh Kyle runnin ' roun ' all the time. Kyle: Sir, there must be some mistake. Inst.: Anyway, it ' s no excuse fo ' you men comin ' up heah every day and askin questions on somethin ' yo ' don ' t know anythin ' about. How much tahm did yo ' put on yo ' lesson to-day, Mistuh Tayluh? Taylor: Fifteen minutes, sir. Inst.: Ah thought so. Price: What ' s the idea of asking a man how much time he put on his lesson? Inst.: Yo ' Commandant requiahs it, Mistuh Price. Ah have to ascertain the facts of the case befo ' Ah can hand in a piece of quill. Inst.: Well, the tahm is about up. Any mo ' questions? (Complete silence.) Inst.: Which do you men get the most out of. a recitation or hearin ' me lecture? Chorus: Hearing you lecture, sir. Inst.: An ' which would you rather do? Chorus: Hear you lecture, sir. Inst.: Ah thought so. Section dismissed. The Shades of Night were falling fast. The birds had gone to bed at last. That ' s why I said as out I passed. " The Shades of Night were falling fast. " POST TOASTIES three hundred forty-seven three hundred forty-eight THE " troops " entered upon their period of " relaxa- tion and recreation " at Dix upon the morning of June 23rd, the First Class from a very pleasant ten days at Fort Wright, Fisher ' s Island, and the Yearlings from the Point. Despite the hardships endured in " our march under the broiling sun, " as our friends the journalists would have it, the morale was high. You bet! It was not long before we were established in our cool, comfortable barracks and entered upon our two months of " outing " that were to pass so quickly. Our program was varied and colorful, ranging from hops to forest fires, including week-end leaves and blue Mondays, Field Artillery, with and without " service conditions, " jitney and train rides. One has vivid recollections of mornings spent to the thunder of the field pieces, machine gun drills to the tune of " on this line mount tripod, " the bayo- netting of helpless dummies, pitching practice with iiand grenades, and long days on the rifle range where good scores were made between heated periods of fighting flames. The Yearlings learned how it was done " in the mounted service " and became more or less familiar with some of the four-footed favorites of the " arena. " Some real eight-minute thrills were enjoyed in the dirigible C-2 from Langley Field, and flights in its smaller and trickier cousin, the aeroplane. Everyone was united in the opinion that they would like " more of that. " We must not forget the " range demonstration " wiiich took jilace about the middle of July. Rain was falling, but everyone iiad skags, a raincoat, and the prospect of a nice train ride out and back. We finally arrived, and after carelessly ( . ' ) dumping the explosives and other stuff alongside the track proceeded to tlie ' 200- -.ird firing point. Here we learned how it isn ' t done with the automatic rifle in semi-automatic and automatic fire. It was all over in a second with the latter — all over the target and the butts. This was seen after the bullets quit coming and tlie men opened their eyes. Then we moved on down tlie line a ways and furiously .itt.-icked a poor defenseless shack standing out on the range, tlie weajjons being a .S7 mm. gun and a couple of Stokes mortars. Charley and Shorty Mac ran a race to see which one could put in the shells the faster. Pope and Shorty Mac threw a few hand gre- nades, the latter being quicker and throwing far- ther. One little incident took place during Stokes ' m o r I a r firing that is wortiiy of mention. One shell, getting tired, was sliort enougii to fall close to the track where we were all standing. The Com., who was present, saw everyone taking cover. He thought he would play, too. Unfor- tunately he couldn ' t get one foot over the rail and fell gracefully in the mud. It was quite excit- ing. Then we came home. 1 •a three hundred forty-nine 1 Range. Four-two hu Best of all were the week-end leaves. These took place after Saturday inspection (and occasion- ally a lecture by the Com.) and lasted until taps on Sunday night. Sometimes, in individual cases, the} ' lasted until a littli; after taps. This was always adjusted later in the week, though, and usually didn ' t happen again. The City and Piiillie seemed very pop- ular. Toward the latter part of the summer " cits " were much in vogue and Wallach Bros., New York, did a thriving trade. Some of our boys looked quite snappj ' . The narrow- pointed " dogs " sure felt good again. The jitneys did a brisk business over the week-ends. A whole fleet of them were on hand each Saturday, even running as fa- as Phillic. The usual run was to Trenton. From this latter place the kaydets scattered to the four corners of the earth, but all returned like the prodigal son (very like) on Sunday eve and were hauled back to Dix. There were two trips by truck to Spring I,ake, N. J., and one to Valley Forge. The men ran a hot competition in the matter of hops amongst the 400 at Spring Lake, and came back feeling that they had been quite in society, don ' t you know. An excursion to Atlantic City wound up the summer. The bi-weekly hops at Dix were well patronized. Although most of the time it was too hot to shake a very wicked one, they were quite jazzy affairs. A pair of snakes, evidently cnuilating the advertisement, " the skin you love to touch, " were liived whilst cheeking a little on the side. They were really embarrassed and didn ' t attend another hop. They wouldn ' t even go on any more week- end leaves. An added charm was gi en to the hops, in tliat one didn ' t (couldn ' t, in fact) P. S. the next day, but went to drill instead. A great re- lief! Some few words must be had on the subject of " Goofus, " the hairy dog. Of unknown and doubtful ancestry, he wandered over kaydet way one hot night, and came to stay. Many have been the fruit- less conjectures as to his parentage, but it was agreed tliat Airedale had played a prominent part. " Goofus " was so homely he was good-looking, and liL three hundred fifty that is a well-known Aire- dale trait. Always pres- ent at drill and elsewhere he was quite the lion of the day, especially after his summer hair-cut, from which he emerged wear- ing all his fur around his ears in the approved fem- inine fashion of the times. " Goofus " bore another and less polite nickname, due to one of his favorite haunts about the place; it hardly needs mention here, as the gentle reader who knew him probably knew his other name any- how. " Goofus " went down And everytime he shot he ji and curious clothing racks to raise barracks stand- ards. Raids of tiic bed- buggers ' union became a habit and little trouble was had with their slum- ber companions. Men indulged in barbarous shaves, face massages and shampoos. The " bood- ler ' s " ice cream and cold drinks were always pop- ular, although sometimes we thought the prices were not. On rainy days the library was rushed and furnished thrills in the way of tales of love and adventure. Curwood ' s Now, aim on that slit in the smoke-staclc. to Aberdeen with the First Class. Had the time of his doggy life, even refusing to be upset by being un- ceremoniously thrust into the muzzle of a 16-inch gun, from which, to the great relief of all, he finally emerged quite unruffled. Long live " Goofus " ! Daily bulletins on com- . pany ratings with respect to policing of grounds, neatness of barracks, cleanliness of kitchens, etc., were read with inter- est. Amateur carpenters mped. fashioned weird shelves On this line— Mount G three hundred fifti -one stories were especially in favor. Although at times things did not seem as bright and as easy as we have been accustomed to have them and, especially so to those who had seen old Summer Camp at the Point, still that is what we were sent to Dix for — to see a little of that which we have to meet with in the service — actual service conditions. From a rain that never stopped to the canoe trips at Brown ' s Mills, from the heat of the range to the coolness of the plane and balloon, we passed through all the possible stages of a condensed basic course in the fundamentals of the various branches of the service. Such knowledge which can be gained only by actual experience can be con- sidered only as invaluable in our profession. The drills were interesting and instructive. Actual knowledge of the various branches of the service, the different arms and their uses was gained. And above all, perhaps, stands the fact that the future officers got to see the viewpoint of the enlisted man, to see his side of the army game. The life the cadet lived for two months the enlisted man lives always. The drill the cadet went through for two weeks the enlisted man has done for two years. Rumor has it that next summer ' s " outing " is not to be at Dix. Allah be praised, Allah be bootlicked, Allah — , etc. All right ! But don ' t forget the little soiree you had last summer. Some day you ' ll wish you were having it one-half as soft as you did then, and some- times you ' ll be glad you had n little real soldiering and know the other man ' s side of it, too. Didn ' t you long for a real target tho • Goofus himself. three hundred fifty-iwo sudden end on the 16th day of August. Tlie reahn of week-ends and cantonments was to give way to the reahn of tentlis and tlie more sanitary barracks. The morning of the 16th, therefore, was spent in preparation for our leave-taking. It was not simply the usual bustle accompanying a hurried departure. We must neglect nothing. The barracks and surrounding grounds which had been our home for three months had to be left in good condition. For this reason a bivouac was established a mile or so from barracks, where we spent the night before our departure. A beautiful red sun greeted us for the 17th and was a good indication for our first day " s march, all of which was to be done by the third battalion, the other two battalions being mounted as either Cavalry or Artillery. The column moved out to tlie lively airs of the Camp Uix band, which was on hand to iiid us a farewell. From the ranks there arose the customary hike songs; it was a lively crowd tiiat started on its return to tiie Highlands. But this died down with each succeeding mile. The packs were getting heavy, the endless miles of dusty roads were uninviting and the feet were beginning to ache. The mile posts were most discouraging, a careful computation showing that in a iialf hour ' s march we had lost one-half mile. At noon we reached our first objective, Crosswicks. Threatening clouds began to appear in the sky, and by the time our tents were pitched it began to rain. The deluge contiiuied for the remainder of the afternoon and most of the night. It was an unpleasant experience for our first night. Rivulets of H;() trickled through the thin shelter tents, damjiening our dry clothing — not to sjieak of our ardor. Crosswicks was far behind at nine the next morning. The welcome sun reappeared and tlie " troops " met it with the usual smile. The morale was high. Ploughing through ankle-deep mud we readied our second stop-o er, Grovers Mills, which revealed to us the ideal camping site. The mill ])ond afforded a refreshing bath. Princeton was only four miles away, and nearly everyone took this ojiportunity to visit " Old Nassau. " The candy shops were pressed to the limit, quantities of " boodle " and innumerable sodas and sundaes were dispensed to the kaydets. . ' V fireman ' s ball proved to be the attraction in the evening. This was held in a ro)ied arena on the brick-paved square. Two more days over a level stretch of winding road brought the com- mand to Somerville. A hearty welcome awaited us here — the jovial per- sonality of " Budge " Smith greeted us on the outskirts of the town. Such was our welcome we decided to remain with " Budge " over the week end. It was here that one of our members cast his lot in another di- rection. Pat McGrath. It looks like slow trot to three hundred fifty-three corded a royal welcome in Morristown. Every- thing was thrown open to the kaydets — parties were given and a dance was held for xis at the High School gymnasium — all these resulting in a number of lates and ab- sences, which have left a lasting impression — on the area. B_v this time we had covered the century mark in miles, the blistered feet were becoming cal- loused and the hard ground was as inviting as a downv couch. The our own Pat, decided to give up his militarj ' career for the less re- stricted (. ' ) life of a married man. What part Somerville played in Pat ' s decision we cannot tell ; certainly it fur- nished the preacher. You have our most sincere wishes, Pat. That fur- lougii moon wove a deli- cate spell, all right I Monday and Tuesday took us over miles of un- dulating hills — a clear indication that we were apjiroaching our High- land home. We were ac- Thafs a gnrnl ho they ' re all good bosses. flast traces of dissatisfac- tion disappeared. W e were beginning to like this life. The horses were giving us less trouble; grooming became a " cinch " and we were rid- ing with the veteran air of the " Sheik. " The civil- ians at the places in which we stopped seemed untir- ing in their efforts to en- tertain the Corps. A worthy example of this generosity was fur- ther shown at SufFern, where the Country Club, through the efforts of Mr. Rice — a future three hundred fifty-four the Mounted Service. m fatlier-in-l.nv— had arranged a hop in our honor. It is certain tiiat many a prospective drag discovered hen— which is eiiougli to say that " they were all keen. " Our one regret was the i ending whicii interrupted a wonderful party. The remainder of the trip passed witliout incident, and when, on the 27th, we passed tliru tral Valley we knew the end was near, tlie last long mile was at hand. Cro ' Nest loomed li tower before us, s -mbolizing the goal we of the First Class were returning this last year to s for; its precipitous heights a multitude of obstacles like those we were shortly to confront— the marks on its very highest iwint, tiie ultimate goal — Graduation. :arl ke land- There ' s only one Caterpillar — Holt builds it. three hundred fifty-five The Cadet Band and Bugle Corps. The Cadet Band SOME authority. " Billy " jiossibly, has said that music " hath charms to qLiell the savage beast. " Tliat. however, was not the paramount idea when the Cadet Band was conceived and or- ganized. The idea was, and still is, to make the savage beast more savage, if possible, by the qual- ity of music that will convey the spirit of the Corps at the football and baseball games. Sometimes it may not even merit the name of music ; it may be more or less of a din ; but if it has that quality which makes every man figuratively take an active and aggressive part in the game, it has accom- j)lislied the desired end. The Cadet Band was first organized in the spring of 1920, but the idea was an old one; all that it lacked was someone with enough interest to take charge of it and make it go. Jim Pierce furnished that interest and executive ability and made it go. It is to him that the Corps owes the success of the Band. AVith his " footer " and lots of hard work, lie got something together which re- sembled a street band in its worst form, but the spirit was there. The noise of the first rehearsals brought in some converts, who doubtless thought that is was wiser to kill by noise rather than be killed bv it. and after murdering a few pieces the greatest difficulties were ironed out and there was soon a sizable band. The big obstacle was the lack of time for practice, but, nevertheless, by the middle of May the Band had two marches " spec ' ed " .and it marclu-d the Corps to dinner until the Navy Game. The execution was not perfect by any means. The bass drum and the cymbals had frequent arguments, and the clarinets sometimes thought that they were the skylarks singing love-songs to the 1 Ihree hundred fftij-six daisies. But tlie most glaring defects soon disappeared, and tlie Band made its debut at tiie Arniy-Xavy baseball game, where it certainly did all that was expected of it. The Cadet Band has been reorganized since the return of the Corps from Camp Dix. New instruments were procured from the Quartermaster Depart- ment, new music was bought, and more time has been devoted to practice. The Band took part in the Xavy football game with tunes whenever wanted. The Cadet Band is now an organization in good standing, and is highly appreciated by the Corps, of which it is a part and which it serves. THE BUGLE CORPS The Football Season of 1921 brought forth as one of the organizations perfected to sink the Navy at the Polo Grounds the finest and best drilled Bugle Corps West Point has ever known. That we have such an organization, one to which the Corps is indeed proud to march, is duo to the perseverance and leadership of Lindsay, the talent and ability of Oliver, and the loyal enthusiasm and support of fifty other Kaydets working tirelessly to help beat the Navy. The same old tunes played by the same old " Ilell-Cats " were con- spicuous by their absence. Some twenty new marches, " boned-up " by intensive j)ractice in the few available minutes after supper, raised enthusiasm to its liighest pitch. Who has not tlirilled to he.ar those fifty drums and bugles leaf! on to victory a football march. ' Wiio didn ' t feel proud just to march into tiie Yale Bowl to the strains of those stirring airs which svmbolize so grandly the Fight! Fight! Fight I of Old West Point . ' - hear that tiiis year tiie Xavy will enter the Polo Grounds led by a Middy Bugle Corps. ' ith all due respects fully })aid to the lusty-lunged Sons of X ' eptune, we may confidently feel that in this part, too, of that eventful day, we will be as well-defended as by our warriors on the field. What better might be asked ? By dint of hard work our buglers ))ut the punch behind the Corjjs, gave it the starting pep for every game of the season, .-ind thereby raised the morale. Everyone will agree in conferring upon it the title of a real Bugle Cor])s. .Major three himdred fifty-seven I , M The Cadet Chapel Cho The Choir THE Choir is a permanent institution as much a part of Sunday as a white belt. And, albeit the work during the past year has oftentimes been jnizzling to brains exhausted by a week ' s battle along Tenth Avenue, our illustrious carolers have acquitted themselves well and nobly. With practice time limited to one hour a week, they liave rendered many new and beautiful compo- sitions in a way which brings credit both to themselves and to the Academy. At some time during the past summer all the plebes went through the ordeal, with which every kaydet is familiar, of getting into a very new and strange F-D coat; marching through the blazing sun to an utterly unfamiliar place; and standing in line until your turn came to step up to the piano, take a deep breath, and emit " GLO-O-RY TO G-O-D ! " to the best of the ability the good Lord gave you. Although the sole result of many a heroic effort was an authoritative " NEXT! " , several men of previous experience and real ability were discovered. Also, owing to the small graduation in ' 21, all the upperclass members were experienced. These, together with the afore- mentioned plebes, were excellent material, and Mr. Maj ' er has developed an organization of which the institution may well be proud. In the spring there came to pass that event which the most ingenious concoctions of the whole Academic Board couldn ' t prevent the choir men from piping. The annual visit to Columbia fully lived up to expectations — which is saying a good deal. It was a very musical week-end, the tune- ful melodies of Saturday night being jiroduced by various disci|)lrs of Ted Lewis and Art Hick- man, to the eminent satisfaction of all concerned. However, the wanderers returned to the fold in time for a formation Sunday morning, and in the afternoon there was a p-rade in front of the ' three hundred fijty-eighl " Mayer, Our Organist Columbia Chapel. Immediately afterward " THE CORPS " and " ALMA MATER " were rendered to a large assemblage inside the Chapel. Then it was back to our Rock-bound High- land Home in time for supper, and, oh, that long, long, LONG hill from the station! ! During the Christmas holidays certain selected voices were combined with the plebe members of the Cadet Chapel and Catholic Chapel choirs to form a Fourth Class Choir. It was this clioir which sang carols in a very beautiful and impressive service in the Cadet Chajiel on Christmas Eve. Several able soloists demonstrated their ability as characters in the carols, while a violin solo by Kost and " HOLY NIGHT, " sung by Mrs. Surles, were superbly rendered. One cannot speak of the Choir without mentioning the Cadet Chapel Organ, for the two are mutually dependent. This instrument was originally of modest proportions, and was built into the Cadet Chapel in 1911. Provision was made, however, for indefinite enlargement, and from time to time new stops have been added as memorials to deceased friends of the Academy. The latest and perhaps most important of these memorials is a complete new Orchestral Organ installed this spring in memory of the late Mrs. Cornelius DeW. Wilcox. The amount thus put into the organ by private subscription is over seven times that of the original Congressional appropria- tion, and the instrument itself has been more than tripled in size. It lias been built by the .Moller factory of Hagerstown, Maryland, and. although not the largest, is in its jiresent form i)erhaps the finest instrument of its kind in the country. It excels in the quality and variety of tone effects produced .ind also in modern scientific apparatus. And, although far from being finished, it is ra))idly becoming an instrument of international importance and all friends of the Academy are gratified witli its ])rogress. With the enlarged organ and experienced personnel, ])Ians for the future contemplate great improvement in the variety and (piality of work done. Compositions will be rendered which have heretofore been beyond the seo|)e of lx)tli the instrument and the choir. And these will add very materially to the be;iuty and im])ressiven(ss of our services. Too uuich credit cannot be given to .Mr. .Mayer for the ability and devotion with which he has carried on his work. His indefatigable energy has made tlie organ what it is, and his work in develop- ing the choir has been won- derful. In addition to .ill this he gives an annu.-il series of organ recitals which are unsurpassed. The Academy is very fortunate in having a man like Mr. Mayer, and it a|i]ireeiates its good fortune. Mr. Mayer at the Organ three hundred fifty-nin The U. S. M. A. Band How many of us recognize and really appreciate the many services constantly rendered to this Academy by the U. S. M. A. Band? Rain or shine, in victory or in defeat, this organization, under the capable leadership of Lieut. Egner, has unselfishly aided and supported us in practically everv enterprise tliat we have undertaken. When we have been soireed they have suf- fered with us. and when we have enjoyed the concerts and the dances they have provided the means for our entertainment. A list of their record and a summary of their achievements speaks for itself; parades, hops, movies. Hundredth Night, funerals, concerts, chapel, baseball, football, basketball games, even at New York and New Haven they have always whole-heartedly performed their duties, and have often helped us out even when we have needed them outside of their regular routine of work. The spirit of the Band is more than commendable. Every last one of the members are loyal Army rooters and true supporters of the Black and Grey and Gold. A majority of tiiem have been on duty at the Academy for more than ten years, and the spirit of West Point has infused itself in their blood until they, too, feel the sting of defeat or failure, and the triunii)liant joy of victory or success, even as you and I. The pick of the army musicians, they compare favorably with any military band in the country. F or dependabUity, competence, efficiency, talent and capacity they are unsurpassed. When we think of the soft, melodious, harmonizing strains of " Dreamy Poj)pies. " and then the strong, resonant, clear notes of the " National Emblem March, " not to mention the Mahon and Foster jazz so familiar to all hopoids, it is hard to realize that we are indebted to tiie very same men in each case. However, versatility is an outstanding feature of tlieir work, and old Orpheus with his lyre ranks in Class " B " when com])ared to any of these music masters. Furthermore, now that they are again wearing Army Blue, they are taking a greater pride in their work and ])romise to make a still better record for themselves, both at ceremonies and on trips. three hundred sixty his l)erson;il supervision and orifrinal compositions liavi [vprvl our nt-w musical tyjic of Hundrcdtii Nigiit siiows. f7S The work of the Band has become such a iiart of our everyday life that a great many of us have been jjrone to disregard thi ' importance and earnestness of their endeavors. But the time now approaches when our kaydet days will be over and as graduates we will start on journeys which will take us to all corners of llic earth. For the most of us our communications and connections with the Alma .Mater will consist of dreams and memories of the events which transpired when we wore the grey here at West Point. .Memories in which the U. S. M. A. Band cannot help but play an important part, for they have been an indispensable and worthy auxiliary to all the activities of the { ' ori s. Kaydets may come and kaydets may go, but the Band goes on here f( re er. So let us unite in honoring these unisicians who have helped so materially in establishing and u))holding the repu- tation and traditions of West Point. ihrtie hundred sixty-one Bugle Notes Editor C. A ScHUVLER Assistant Editor Biddle Assistant Editor Keyes Business Manager P. X. Smith Assistant Business Manager Grove Assistant Business Manager W. A. D. Thojias PRACTICALLY every ci ili.iii institution publishes n small iiand-book under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. " Bugle Notes, " or as it is more familiarly known, the " Plebe Bible, " is a little booklet, pocket size, filled to the brim with information of interest to newcomer, prospective cadet and outsider alike. In it can be found compiled statistics of Army sports and scores, customs and traditions of the Corps, advice to the incoming class, a copious dictionary of Kaydet slang, tables of organization of the Army, historical sketches of the Post and the Army, and all interspersed with a plentiful supply of good pictures of the scenes and activities that make West Point famous. The present edition is more complete than any previous volume; the sejiaration of the incoming class from the upper classes during the summer period makes necessary the addition of information whicii would otherwise be received directly. In addition, intranniral activities, and the entrance of the Army into the realm of minor intercollegiate sports, necessitated their introduction into the book. The work of tlie staff on the book is a thankless job with very little credit and no glory from it. But the Bible that they publislied is the monument of their work, a complete book that will serve as a criterion for those that .ire to come. , three hundred sixty-two iitisS The Kaydet Orchestra MUSIC, sincf the time when Pan caused the Nymphs to forget themselves, has been magic. And true musicians have been magicians, — even the words rhyme. So when one wanders into a Kaydet liop and finds pleasure and joy in such quantity, when the stags even wear a hopeful look, one can safely lay it to the music magic of our Kaydet Orchestra. The Kaydet Orchestra as an institution was st;irted back in 1919. Before that time there had existed a Band composed of cadets, but the idea of dance music was new. A few disciples of Irving Berlin, risking the ch.iiices of being called pro-German, came together for the love of music; some dance fiends lie.ird them j ' lay; and the idea was a go. The summer hops of tliat year were accord- ingly enriched, and since that time varying " Kaydet orchs " have carried on the good work. A word to the wise on such a night was sufficient : The drag would be heavy and the balcony lonely. Whereas, with other music, the watchwords were inspiration, resulting acceleration, and evident perspiration. The guiding lights of our banjo-ticklers and pipe blowers were genius, wis- dom and a knowledge that fox-trot music can be slowed down with pleasure to all concerned. They were good! The music was vivid and colorful. A cross-section was true and mellow as a moonlight night. The notes on the scale must have shaken with delight to hear themselves played, and, while it is to be hoped that we, too, did not shake, certainh we danced with delight on many a night because of the Kavdet Orchestra. PIANO— CLEARY CORNET— RKGNIKR TROMBONK— SMITHERS ' CELLO— SHAW SAXOPHONE— SCHLATTER VIOLIN— KOST C L A R I N ET— .M ASTE H S BANJOS— JIILLER-BRACK LIT three hundred sixty-thret ' ' Wandering Greeks ' ' A I. THOUGH Fr.ittriiitics .ire ])r()liihittd at West Point, a larg arf represented among the Cadets. The followinj; list large nninber of members in the Corps: Alpha Tau Omega Grant, ' 22 Dodd, ' 23 Berry, ' 24 Smythe. ' 24 Strohecker, ' 24 I-eland, ' 25 Alpha Delta Chi Porch. ' 23 Alpha Pi Lambda Buslnicll, ' 25 Beta Theta Pi Carpenter, ' 22 Spry, ' 22 Thorpe, ' 22 Pf eiffer, ' 23 Miller, A. D., ' 24 John, ' 24 Calhoun, ' 2J ' Sexton, ' 24 Hill, D. C, ' 24 Dillard, ' 25 McBride, ' 25 Beta Sigma Phi Johnson, E. L., ' 25 Delta Kappa Epsilon McClure, ' 22 Chandler. D., ' 23 Fletcher, J. W., ' 23 Delta Sigma Jones, E. K., ' 25 Willing, ' 25 Delta Tau Delta Hughes, O. W., ' 22 Chambers, ' 23 Leaf, ' 23 Short, ' 23 Stewart, C. W., ' 23 Dasher, ' 24 Gilford, ' 24 Hauck, ' 25 Delta Sigma Phi McCleneghan, ' 22 Dabezies, ' 24 Lanham, ' 24 Robertson, D. H., ' 25 Delta L ' psilon Raynsford, ' 22 O ' Connell, ' 22 Haskell, ' 23 Shepherd, ' 23 Claire, ' 24 Chi Psi Berry, ' 24 Phi Delta Theta Straub, ' 22 Hardin. J. L., ' 23 Wolf. ' 23 Henn, ' 24 Heyward, ' 24 Wittman, ' 24 Lance, ' 25 Stephens, P. B., ' 25 Phi Gamma Delta Pierce, J. R., ' 22 Wallace, J. H., ' 22 Post, ' 23 Garbisch, ' 25 Bridgford, ' 25 Phi Kappa Sigma Barley, ' 23 Jolmson, A. L., ' 23 White, W. C, ' 23 Kidwell, ' 24 Phi Sigma Kappa Svihra, ' 22 Ascher, ' 23 Eareckson, ' 23 Kappa Alpha (Northern) Saltzman, ' 25 Kappa Alpha (Southern) Downing, ' 23 Vincent, ' 23 Coates, ' 24 Graves, ' 24 Kappa Sigma Dowling, J. L., ' 22 Leedy, ' 22 Whetton, ' 22 Breidster, ' 23 Lancaster, ' 23 McCormick, ' 23 Peoples, ' 23 French, ' 24 Dowling, ' 25 e number of National Fraternities ill indicate the proportionately Phi Kappa Psi Sadtler. ' 22 Fisher, J. S., ' 25 Lambda Chi Alpha Lawton, ' 22 Galusha. ' 23 Lord, ' 23 Russell, ' 23 McComsey, ' 24 Stewart, J. A., ' 24 Travwick, ' 24 Hall, J. v., ' 25 Hernkins, ' 25 Pi Kappa Phi Gregor.v, T. R., ' 22 MacRae, ' 24 Pi Kappa Sigma Woods, W. H., ' 25 Sigma Chi Wilson, F. J., ' 22 Evans, J. A., ' 23 Kennedy, ' 23 Ridings " . ' 23 Brackett, ' 21. Dickerman, 24 Riche, ' 25 Sigma Nu Buniside, ' 23 Dunn, ' 23 Irish, ' 23 Sears, ' 23 Carnog, ' 24 Salmon, ' 24 F ' reund, ' 25 Roberts, ' 25 Weston, ' 25 Zeta Psi Fitzmaurice, ' 23 Elward, ' 24 three hundred sixty-four I i Class Winhoia SINCE the erection of the new Cadet Cliapel it lias been the custom for each graduating class to leave a permanent memorial at the Academy in the form of a Class ' indow. The classes which graduated prior to 1910 have also I)ut in windows from time to tune, until at present almost all classes which have a sufficient number of surviving members are represented in this wa.v. And. owing to the huge amount of window space remaining unfilled, the .Memorial Window Board has decided that fu ture graduating classes, with their large membership, should present, not one window, but two. This second one is to represent a class of perhaps a hundred years ago, or any other famous class which has no living members. Because of its small size the Class of 1922 was ex- cepted from this ruling by the Board. However, the Class, of its own accord, has voted to put in a large window of three i anels instead of the usual small one of a single panel, and to have it bear the designations of the Classes of 1822 and 1922. The seventeen men who graduated in .June, ' 21. at the end of the three courses, are still con- sidered members of the class, and before lea ing they contributed their share in the memorial. The location of the window has been carefullv considered, and after much thought the south set of p.anels in the west transept gallery was chosen as offering the most desirable situation. In this part of the building there are only two windows, the three panels of tlie Class of 1922 apjiearing in the center of one of them. Here the window appears to better advantage than it possibly could if placed ill any other vacant part of the Chapel. Tlie design was left to the manufacturers, sub- .Ject to the approval of the Window Committee. From the many submitted the Committee finally ap- proved one of the medallion type, of six groups of figures. Each jj.anel contains two groups, one above the other, the upper depicting an incident in the life of Christ, while the lower is of a parallel incident in the Old Testament. The design is in harmony with the other windows in the Chapel, whicii are considered by many authorities to be sujierior to those in any other building of its kind in the country. Since the same board which passed judgment on the other windows must approve ours before it is accepted, we may rest assured that it will be of the same high standard and that we are leaving behind us a Memorial of whicli we may all be justly proud. three himdred si.vty-five The Area Birds EVERY college and university has its own pet tradition or distinctive feature of the institu- tion, and fittingly West Point has one that is more than a tradition, more than a distinctive feature of the curriculum. It is the Area with its accompanying Area Birds. The Area Bird, having acquired such a name by a more or less grave breach of discipline, is truly a queer being when in his abode. He has a certain distinctiveness — a sang-froid ma nner. He takes his walks with the jaunt of an old-timer and will instantly feel any intrusion by anj ' of the Guard Detail from the O. C. down as to his manner of walking. He is always ready to yell for relief at least five minutes before the proper time; always ready to discuss anything and anyone with the man on the next beat; always has a fixed and pointed idea on everything; can always walk the area in time to a Vic that he has a Plebe run for him. In fact the Area Bird owns the world as far as the area goes, and he willingly asserts his rights as far as possible. But how does he get this way. ' ' By a mode of punishment that has been in vogue at the Point from time immemorial — by a " slug " which is the direct result of taking a chance and losing. Time alone has proven the worth of the form. The Area Bird admits that Generals Pershing, Crozier and others whose names are famous in history have helj)ed in that great task of packing down the Area which is never completed. The following is a list of the men of ]92 ' 2 who have had " slugs " : Beal Murphy O ' Flaherty Blair Clark Dance Douglass Ficklen Gibson Haas Lombard McLallen Price Raynsford Rumaggi Spalding Stewart, L. J. Stout Straub Wilhide ihire hundred eixty-six The Howitzer Board of 1922 ,,,.,..,,,. A. C. Spalding Eaitor-in-l liiej « ■ I ..t J. ' ;, ,.r Francis J. Wilson Assistniit htlitor ,,,,.,•,, William F. Sadtler Assistant Lditor ... . rj-, Louis J. Rumaogi Assistant Editor " I ■, I j.v ; „r Francis X. Mulvihill Assistant r.aitur ,,, W. Russell Hensey. .In. Classes " . i ,,,,,. L wRENCE C. Leonard A tblettcs ... .Wesley W. Yale Humor Di. « «„.,fc.. Leroy J. Stewart Fnotofjrapris . . E. A. O ' Flahehty Art Business Manager Ge«««e A. Taylor Assistant Business Manager George H. Olmsted Advertising Manager " " " Leedy Assistant Advertising Manager Stephen C. Lombard Cireulation Manager o» Uncles three hundred sixty-seven U: My 2S i p I rrW u i: ' U " three hundred sixly-eiijht three hitn lnrl ti.it i-nin» ! three hundred seventy three hundred teventy-one three hundred seventy-two three hundred seventy-three three hundred leventy-fonr I Q, Tea K 3-i ' 4 •Ml Lieutenant Colonel Herman T. Koehler. Master of the Sword. Athletics Executive for Athletics Capt. Matthew B. Ridgway, Inf. Football Graduate Head Coach Major C. D. Daly, F.A. Baseball Graduate Head Coach Major J. L. Devers, F.A. Basketball Graduate Head Coach Major L. E. Hibbs, F.A. CI.A.SS ATHLETIC REPRE.SENTATIVES Cadet Glexx C. Wii.iiide Cla.ss of 19 ' 2 ' 2 Cadet W. D. Breidsteh Class of 1923 Cadet C. P. Dabezies Class of 1924 three hundred aeventy-five FOOTBALL Greene Smythe Davidson Mulligan Olmsted (Mgr.) Garbisch Clark P ' rench WTiite W. C. Warren Lawrence Gilniore Bryan Woods Storck L. J. Goodman Dodd Johnson E. L Storck D. G. Pitzer Breidster Wilhide three hundred seventy-iix 5 5 HET:: M Ml il ra K FOOT-BALL GUEEHC M Oi iftrce hundred seocniy-seveii li: 9., • § - -- • ' . , Timberlake Smithers Doyle Triplett Eiidcnui] ..i. a.nv Whitson ,yu c. , la icr 1 [i..,„|. .u i ..•-. Myers C.T. Olmsted (Mgr.) Farwick Woods Bryan Gilmartin Stewart J. A. Gilmore Pitzer Ellinger H.A. Ascher Johnson E.L. Warren Ogden Dodd Lawrence Richards White W.C. Ives Davidson H.G. Garbisch Breidster Wilhide Greene (Capt.) Mulligan Storck L..T. Storck D.G. McLaren Smythc TACKLES GUARDS CENTERS Triplett Breidster Greene F. M. Bryan Smithers Ellinger Gilmartin Frazier Enderton Pitzer Stewart J. A. Farwick Davidson H. G. Garbisch Mulligan Storck L. J. THE SCHEDULE ... p j o,, , October 1 Springfield ' 2S 6 October 1 N. H. State 7 10 October 8 Middlebury 19 October 8 Lebanon V ' alley 33 October 1 j Wabash 21 October 22 Yale 7 II October 29 Susquehanna 53 November 5 Notre Dame 28 November 12 Villa Nova 49 November 26 Navy 7 BACKS ENDS Wilhide White W. C. French Storck D. G. Johnson E L. Timberlake Smythe Myers C. T. Lawrence Dovle Woods Glasgow McLaren Warren Gilmore Richards Dodd ( Ives Whitson Dwyer Thompson F.S. Ascher three hundred sefenhj-eifiht IN a football season perhaps more resplendent with surprises tiiat any of its predecessors, with the small college elevens coming up from the South to defeat the big college elevens of the North, with the team from the Eastern coast seemingly without shame, tired and weary from traveling thousands of miles across the continent, battling an invincible Pacific Coast eleven to a standstill, with always the unexpected popping forth, we find the Army team running true to tiie style of the season, giving the surprise of surprises by going through two months of its season on straight, closed football and then in its last game blazing forth in a display of passing, shifting and open formations on a muddy field that the cadets themselves were confused, let alone the great Middies ' team, which was compietely taken by surprise, and the thousands of spectators who had had only the newspaper talk on which to base their expectations. In the beginning this Army team takes us back into the early montlis of 1921, where we find them getting a start over in the gym. There Major Daly gave them their preliminary work. Then most of the men got into the boxing, wrestling, swinmiing. etc.. and football as such was given a rest. September, 1921. again brought the future stars together, and from then on tliey thought, ate, talked and played football. three liunihed seventy-nine Wt French has kept the Navy scared for two years with good rea- In order to give the large squad a good workout and tryout on the first two Saturdays of the sehedule double-iieaders were arranged for these days. October 1st found the Corps in the stands witii niueh anticipation and ex- pectation. Tlie varsity was picked to play Springfield College and tlie sec- onds to play X. H. State College. We had heard that tlie plebes had fur- nished some football players of high caliber. We were out tjiere to see it, and we did. The varsity romped over Springfield by a score of 58 to 6 and the out- come was never in doubt. We liked the looks of the squad. It promised mucli. We were sorry to see tlie second team lose its game 10 to 7 by the margin of a pretty drop kick from tlie 44-yard line, but we realized that New Hampshire had a very good team and would have been harder pressed by the first-string men. During the ensuing week appeared a continuous process of picking, changing and practicing. The next Saturday the Army gathered in two more victories, one from Middlcbury College, 19 to 0. and one from Lebanon Valley College, 3;i to 0. The games were fast. Both teams were working well and the season Iiad started off in earnest. The Army continued to plaj ' conventional football with close line pla3 ' s as the basis of attack. French injured his leg, much to the regret of all, but the squad as a whole was flourishing. Then came the Wabash College game. The first real encounter of the season. For two quarters the Army and the Hoosiers battled to a to tie and the half ended with the scoreboard untouched. Then, in the third quarter we craslied through for three speedy touchdowns, each the result of good, hard playing. Early in the half Siiivthe got away for a long run to the Wabash one-yard line, and on tlie next plaj ' carried it across the goal. Breidster kicked the goal, as usual. Soon after the following kick-off Gar- biseh intercepted a forward pass and ran 30 yards for another six points, which were easily changed into seven. Later in the game Mulligan blocked a punt, his second, and a pass; Wilhide to Woods made the third touchdown. Wabash threatened only once. In the second quarter they advanced by good forward passing to the Army ' s 30-yard line, where a drop kick was attempted but failed to clear the bar. The game was an encouragement. Wabash was rated well in the West and we looked better in every way. We were all set for tlie Yale game the following Saturday. The end of the seven days found the Corps in the bowl at Yale, where the two giant teams were aligned awaiting the opening whistle. The bowl that da} ' , with its 74,000 people, expectant of a wonderful display of foot- ball, was a sight long to be remembered and only ri aled by the annual gathering at the Polo Ground for the clash of the services. The crowd was not disappointed, tlie game proved to be a corker. For two quarters the three hundred eiyhli tfMfll honors were about even. The Army seemed to be playing a more or less defensive game. Yale flashed into the offensive at times and the great Aldrich, the ir captain, made some pretty runs, but the Army line was like a stone wall and Yale could not do a thing in that direction. Army was saving up her offensive for the second half, as was so startlingly shown later. At one time Yale carried the ball to our one-yard line, only to be stopped there and finally fumble the ball. At another time we reached Yale ' s 38-j ' ard line, where Garbisch, the big plebe tackle, fell back for a drop kick, which went low. And then came tlie second half. An exchange of punts followed by a short march down tiie field placed Yale in a spot for her first touchdown. An unexpected pass from Aldrich to Bechett, who avoided an Army tackle and crossed the line, gave Yale her six points, which speedily turned to seven by Aldrich s sure toe. N ' ow came the time we should have done it. The whole first Army team, which had not started the half, was sent in, including French, who had been out of the game on account of an injured knee. We were all set to win and after the kick-off we went to Yale ' s 16-yard line like a duck turns to water. French was dodging, running and passing in an almost uncanny way. He was winning against the whole Yale team, but fortune was against him and with the knee, which refused to function longer, finding that he could not run as a play called for made a gallant attempt to pass to jiis teammates. Aldrich intercepted the pass and dashed down the field to the Army ' s liJ-j-ard line, being overtaken tliere by tiie speedy Don Storck. A couple of penalties aided Yale in making her second touchdown. The Army, far from discouraged, prepared to stage a come- back, and they did. After the kick-off Charlie Myers grabbed a pass for 12 j ' ards; French twisted through for 10 more and lu;rled a long forward pass to .lohnson for Army ' s touchdown. It was good work and looked like more. I ' ather Time took a hand in the business and granted only the time for us to i)ush Yale back to her ;j-y;ird line before the game was over. The big come-back had arrived too late to repair the damage done bj ' Aldrich ' s long run and touchdown. We returned from the game feeling that we had a team of which we niiglit well be proud. The next Saturday the second team met and defeated Susquehanna in what was really an Army field day. The team had little more than soft scrinmiaging and easily won, ,53 to 0. All were substitutes in the line-up excejjt Woods, who played a few minutes. Tiie Sus(|uehanna boys were outclassed all through the game. During the first part of the game they did try some shifts and tri))le p asses which puzzled us a bit, but which were soon broken up. Once during the first quarter their speediest man. Sweeny, got away for nearly 40 yards to Army ' s l. ' i-yard line. They then tried a field goal, which was unsuccessful, and Army ' s goal was not tlireatened after that. Woods. I.aurttice, (iillmore and Richards did most of the ball carrying for tiie Army and tin v seemed to go tlirough any place tliev pleased. Gillmore made four touchdowns after long runs; .lolinson also displayed fine work as quarter-back. Woods — a new and big addition to the back- field. tv. - White — a hard work- ing, dependable end. three hundred eighty-one rm Gaibisch— a new line- man from whom much is expected in his three more years. Mulligan — that aggressive type fills a big hole November ]5tli brought up Notre Dame, the battling Hoosiers, from Indiana, with all their funny formations, shifts and quick passes. They were reputed to be invincible, peerless passers and the greatest open players in the country, and, what is more, they were. Time and again the forward pass from Mohardt to Wynne resulted in their advancing 10, 20 or 80 yards. Time and again did they spread out in a fan-like formation to execute some triple-shift or pass which brought them nearer to our goal. Seldom, how- ever, did they hit our line for a material gain and frequently we broke u]) many of their well-laid plans. Our team battled them all the way and held tiiem to a score of 28 to 0. We showed up exceptionally well in two things ; the first was that our first line of defence was a stone wall and the second that in Woods we had a kicker of more than average ability. The ultimate result of this game was not shown that day. It came several weeks later, when we found our own team shifting and passing against the Navy. The last game before the Navy Game we played with a scrappy little bunch from Villa Nova. They kept on jumping and running like rabbits all during the game, but we defeated them handily, 49 to 0. It was another day for the second team, and they showed up well. MAJOR DALY SAYS OF THE SEASON " Our football record since the war is far from satisfactory. We have lost practically all our major contests, including our Navy games. The fact that two of these past three seasons were played with cadets of but two years ' academic experience is possibly a mitigating circumstance, but not one from which we take much satisfaction. However, it is well to note that during this period our defeats (except in the final Notre Dame game) have been accomplished only after hard and bitter fighting, and then with close scores. We have never been outclassed and practically all the junior insti- tutions have been easily vanquished. With this background we can look ahead with decided hope, as we can all see, going on about us, the great increase in cadet athletic strength, due to the four-year course. " Even though we have lost our major contests, nevertheless there are several tilings relating to our recent teams from which we should take great satisfaction. They have always fought well. The splendid finish of last year ' s team was a matter of nation-wide comment. Our teams have always fought fairh If we have not had the opportunity to show as victors, at least we have played the part forced upon us in a proper manner. But, best of all. during tliis period all the forces that surround an Army team have stuck by their colors with the most steadfast loyalty. I believe that these facts, although in no way comjjensating for our defeats, will, nevertheless, give more and more satisfaction to all concerned the more we reflect upon them. " three hundred eighty-two I i. 4 ii k s 1 BASE - BALL n?in three hundred eighty-three Top Row — Lobert tCorali), Miller, Smith, Lancasttr, Sinrck. Kculaiiil, Mulligan, Cragin, Post, Major Devers, Kastner (Mgr.) Bottom Row — Smith, Smythe, Stevenson, Burns, Wilhide, Dasher, McGrath, Bonnett, French. Catchers Bonnett Rowland THE SQUAD Pitchers Inflelders McGr.-ith Wilhide Cragin Miller Mulligan Smith, V. R. Burns Storck Dasher Lancaster Outfielders French Smythe Stevenson Smith, G. J. Post Major Jacob Devers Head Graduate Coach Mr. Hans Lobert Head Field Coach A. E. Kastner Manager H. W. Downing Assistant Manager THE SCHEDULE— 1922 April 1 Bowdoin College May 3 Princeton University 5 University of Vermont 6 Columbia L ' niversity 8 College of the City of New York 10 Pennsylvania State College 12 New York University 13 Colgate University 15 Tufts College 17 Delaware University 19 Catholic University 20 Fordham University 22 Williams College 24 University of Pennsylvania 26 Lafayette College 29 Navy 29 Swarthmore College «l three hundred eir hlii-foiir Cadet A. E. Kastner Manager Hans Lobert Coach. LOOKIN(r l),ick .it till- account of tlie U- 0 baseball season and the gloomy half-prophecy at the end one would be led to expect little from the Ariny team in ]9 ' 21. But Hans Lobert and the team do not believe in prophecies, at least not in orloomy ones. The results of their work prove that. Those results may be summed up in a few words: a hard-hitting team, a suc- cessful se.ison and a well-earned victory over tlie Navy, a victory which will long be remembered by all of us, .and one which we hope is the first of a long string of victories to come. It is proper to express liere the appreciation which each man in the Corps feels for those men ■who worked so hard and so well througliout the season, Hans Lobert, the coach; Wilhide, the Capt.; the whole squad down to the lowest ranking sub, Kastner, the manager, and his assistants. They were working for us and for every friend of the Army and we cannot be too sincere in our praise of them. The squad was out early and went to work with a will. At the start it w.is rather an unknown quantity. What material had the plebe cl.iss brought to us. What kind of a team would be de- ' eloped . ' Who would be included on the ))itching staff. ' ' We were not to be kept long in suspense. three hundred eic hty-fivt fm m French— the lead off man who can run the bases with the best. The season started April 2d with a game with the College of the Citj ' of New York. The visitors had the lead at the end of the third inning, but at this point the qualit}- of the Army team wliich was to mean so much through- out the season came into evidence. The Army had a hitting team. Two runs in the fourth, four in the seventh, and two more in the eighth brought the game to a close with the score 8 to S in favor of the Army. An auspicious start. The next game, Wednesday, April 7th, was with Stevens Institute. The game got a late start and was loosely played, lasting well into semi- darkness. The Army continued its heavy stick-work, French making a home- run and Stevenson one of his singles which came to be a habit with him. Cragin and McGrath divided the game in the pitcher ' s box. Smith and -McGratli having appeared in the first game. The final score was 6 to 0, with the Army at tlie big end. On A})ril 9th New York University fell an easy xictim to the rapidly inij roving team. The game was played on tiie Plain, as the diamond was heavy with mud. The features of the game were a home run by Wilhide, a three-bagger by French, a brace of singles and a total of twelve stolen bases, three of them by French. French and Smythe were both to show remarkable speed at base running throughout the year. IcGrath held the box for tiie whole of tlie game. Final score: Army, 10; X. Y. U.. .5. The fourth straight victory for tiie Army came in a seven-inning game witli Union College the next Wednesday. Mulligan and Miller, A. D., two of the plebes, made their first appearance in the pitcher ' s box in this game. Both showed up as good material for a reserve. With McGrath. Cragin and Smith as chief twirlers and Miller and Mulligan in the reserve the Army .ippeared to be fairly well fixed in the way of pitchers, although none of them could be called a star. In the matter of liitting the team was in its element. Sixteen safe clouts were credited to the Army, which netted a final score of 14 to 2. On the 16th we added another to the growing list of victories. This time it was from Williams by a score of 9 to k While the Army continued to hit hard in this game, yet McGrath and Cragin. who pitched, allowed the visitors a total of ten hits, too. Williams scored a run in the first inning, but in the Army ' s half hits by French, Wilhide, Smythe and Burns netted four scores. The Army made two more in the next inning and both teams circled the bases for three more in the seventh. Here the winning streak was brought to a close. Lafayette, a team which had beaten the Navy the previous Saturday, defeated the Army team 9 to 5. This time the visitors alone did the hitting. Mulligan, Smith and McGrath .alike were found easy by the Lafayette aggregation. The fielding three liumlied e ' nihtij-ni.i ftature of the game was a brilliant catch by Wilhide at second. The game scheduled with Lehigh the following Saturday, April 23d, was not plaj-ed on account of rain. April 27th the Army met and defeated Syracuse University. When the Array came to bat in the seventh the score stood 3 to 2 against them. When the seventh was finally brought to a close the score had changed to 6 to 3 in their favor. Cragin, French, Stevenson and Storck took conspicuous parts in this batting rally, Storck clearing the bases with his two-bagger and him- self scoring on an error. In this game Smythe stole four bases. The Army lost the game with Swarthmore the next Wednesday, 3 to 2. The weather was damp and the Army ' s playing was poor. The game developed into a pitchers ' battle between Clancy of Swartlnnore and McGrath. The former, liowever, was much better supported and the game went to the visitors. West Virginia gave the Army a scare in the next game, May 4th, but superior hitting came to the rescue and saved the da} ' . McGrath ' s triple in the seventh, followed by a Texas leaguer by French and a long fly by Wilhide, netted two runs and put the Army in the lead 5 to 3. One more in the eighth made it 6 to 3. but the game was not yet won. In the ninth an error and two walks filled the bases for West Virginia. The next man up hit to right and scored two runners. Then luck and good baseball intervened. Wilhide scooped up a drive to short, threw to Dasher at second, who caught his man and threw to Post in time to catch the runner at first, ending the game with the score 6 to 3 in favor of the Army. Catholic U ' s team came up from the capital on May 7th and, by bunching hits in the seventh and eighth innings, took the game. Army tied the score at three runs in the fourth and flashed a rally in tlie fifth, but fast fielding by the Catholics cut this short and their hitting later on gave them a lead wliich the Army seemed powerless to overcome. The final score read : Catholic University, 7; Army, 4. The next game, too, was a defeat for the Army. This time at the hands of Columbia. The day. May 11th, was made a half-holiday at Columbia and over KOOO persons witnessed the game, the largest crowd of the season, except, of course, at the Navy game. The pl.-iying of Tedfoni. Columbia ' s Capt., was perhaps the feature of the game. For the Army McGrath did the best work, striking out ten of his opponents and allow- ing only one to walk. The game was practically air-tight throughout. Columbia scored its winning run in the ninth, when Tedford ' s fifth hit. a triple, brought in his teammate on second, making the score 3 to 2 in favor of Colimibi.i. Storck can cover third the wai- that Hans likes and can hit. Bonnett was behii the bat consistently throughout the season. three hundred eighty-seven Smythe combines ability to cover field with speed on bases. Burns has that never- ceasing pep that keeps things going. At this stage the Army decided that it had already lost too many games and went out to win the next one. Colgate was the next team on the schedule, so I.obert ' s aggregation sent them away with the small end of a 5 to i score. Kid Cragin pitched well throughout the game and the Army again became aggressive in hitting. The next game, however, went to Brown, by a score of 6 to 5, after a close and interesting contest. U ' hen Fordham invaded the Higlilands on May tilst the Army was ready for tiiem and determined not to lose. In the first inning French led off with a triple, which was soon followed by a home-run by Don Storck. Although these two runs were the last the Army got they were sufficient to win the game. All was set for the Navy game. The Army had developed a team which was hard hittin g and, as proved in the Fordham game, could play errorless baseball. McGrath and Cragin had been doing creditable work in the pitcher ' s box and could be counted on for their share. Stevenson, Storck, French and Smythe had been hitting hard and frequently, and Wilhide had a way of getting a good crack at just the critical moment. We knew the Navy was good and we knew our team was good. We had a pretty good idea of what would happen when the two teams met on the field of battle. Aliat did happen will be found elsewhere, under the title " Navy Games. " THE SCHEDULE W. P. Opp. April 2 College of the City of New York 8 3 April 6 Stevens Institute of Technology 6 April 9 New York University 10 4 April 13 Union College l-l 2 April 16 Williams College 9 l April 20 Lafayette College 5 9 April 23 Lehigh University • — Rain — April 27 Syracuse University 6 3 April 30 Swarthmore College 2 3 !May 4 West Virginia University 6 5 May 7 Catholic University 4 7 Maj ' 1 1 Columbia University 2 3 May 14 Colgate University 5 4 ;May 1 8 Brown University 5 6 May 21 Fordham University 2 1 May 25 LTniversity of Pennsylvania — Rain — May 28 Navy ... " 8 7 May 30 Seventh Regiment 10 3 three hundred e ' ujlihi-eifiht three hundred eighty nine BASKETBALL SQUAD Merkle A. S. Nev man File P. G. Slorck Kessler Frei ch De ' .ardelcben (Asst. Ma ics Pfeiffer (Capt.) Forbes Wood Bennett Dowling (Mgr.) Roosma THE basketball season of 1921-2 ' -2 goes down in history as probably the most successful in the annals of the Academy. It had its culminating climax in the defeat of the Navy at West Point on Feb. 25th; this being the first victory ever consummated by an Army basketball team against their traditional rivals. Practically all credit for the development and training of the Army ' s great team goes to Field Coach Harry A. Fisher, the former Columbia star and coach. It was he who took in hand the material offered him at the Academy and rounded out in a very short time a wonderful playing organization. At the very beginning of the season he foresaw a possible combination for a fast passing and dribbling quintet, and it was this same quintet which he perfected into a really finished team. Coach Fisher had as his able assistants Major I.ouis E. Hibbs. the Army Head Coach of Basketball, and Major John A. McDermott, Advisory Coach. To Major Hibbs is due largely the rise of interest in basketball at West Point, and this sport now takes rank at the Academy side by side with football and baseball. The training season began about the first of Xovember with all men not on the football squad working together as a nucleus of the later squad tliat was organized following the Navy football game. The playing season was inaugurated on Dec. .Srd with a decisive victory over St. .John ' s College of Brooklyn. The Army showed considerable scoring ability by rolling up a total of 12 points, while the opposing forwards succeeded in gaining only 18. The Army met an early and strenuous test in the succeeding game with Columbia University. The New York aggregation won the 1920-21 game in New York City, and an unusual effort was put forth by both teams to ca])ture the contest. Coacli Joe Deering brought to West Point a fast and aggressive organization with a particularly stiff fi e-man defense. The game was one of the hardest fought of the season, and the Army was well satisfied in emerging with a 20 to 17 victory. The excellence of the guarding of both teams in this game was the outstanding feature. Following the Columbia contest the Army took an inexplainable slump and lost in succession to Connecticut Aggies and to Pennsylvania. These defeats were the only ones suffered during the entire three hundred ninety season. They were no doubt off d.iys for the Army Team, but all credit is given the fighting aggregation that represented Connecticut College as well as to the veteran and well-oiled Penn machine. Both contests were hard fought and the score during both games rested first in f:ivor of the Army and then in favor of the opposing team. To Graves of Pennsylvania is due in a large measure the Pennsylvania victory. He scored half of Penn ' s field goals and shot almost perfectly from the foul line. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest players ever seen on the West Point court. Army defeated St. Joseph ' s College on Dec. 1 ith by tlie decisive score of 35-13. The visitors played the Armv almost to a standstill in the latter half. The final game before Christmas leave was staged with Catholic Uni- versity and the Army celebrated with a 38 to 15 victorj-. The prowess of the Army guards was shown in their holding the visitors to two baskets. In this game evidence of the ibility of the Army Team to cope with any oppo- nent began to be plainly visible, and the Corps went on Christmas leave with the confident expectation of returning to see a victory over the Navy. The first team of the New Year to oppose tlie Army was Delaware College. The Armv apparently had not lost its tossing eye during the holidays and won 40 to II. Only two field goals were registered by the visitors. The Army struck a hard knot when it met the New York University quintet coached by Mr. Ed Thorpe. Mr. Thorpe brought with him a fast organization prepared for .i finish fight, although he had lost by graduation most of his stars of the preceding season. Goeller played well for New York University, but the .Vrniy ' s fast machine was too much for the New Yorkers. The final score stood . ' i !■ to ' 27 in favor of the Army. The Harvard game on .Jan. 1 Uh resulted in a decisive victory for the Army, the result being 3(5 to 18. In this contest Fitts and (iordon played a good game for tiie Crimson, but they were helpless before the Army offensive. .Muhlenburg was easily defeated (iO to 17. It was the first ap|)earanee of the Pi-nnsylvanians on the . rmy court. The Swarthniore game followed the s ime week, and was of uiuisual interest because of the vietorv gained bv Swarthmore over the .Vrmy in the ))ast season. The . rmy set out with more than the ordinary determination to win. and l)rouglit home the bacon by the count of 39 to 1 8. Knox College was met on ,(an. ' .i. ' ith. .ind their defense had considerable kick in it. The Westerners lield the Pointers to a ' J8 to 16 vietorv. The Army was anxious to atone for the Pittsburgh defeat of 10 ' 21 .uid Woods developed into the best kind of a guard. Dabezies — the keynote in the attack and can shoot baskets. w M i w ffl i three hundred ninety-one ' ischnl — -a flash at forward witli uncanny ability shooting bas- kets. Rcosma — tllc hi point-getter during the season, deadly from the foul line. rolled lip ;ij points to Pitt ' s •2 ' .2. Tlic Army rode rough-shod over Pitt the first half, but was held tightly during the second. The morale of the Corps was greatly helped by tlie defeat of the strong Pitt team, and predictions of an Army victory over the Navy became common talk among officers and cadets. Union College was the ancient rival of the Army in basketball, and graduates of the Academy during the last ten years ' ill recall how many Army teams have been defeated by the up-state New Yorkers. Such was not the case this year. Coach Fisher ' s charges were " going good " and rolled up another victory. Debardeleben recorded it witli the utmost care as 41 to 21. North Carolina presented a fast and aggressive outfit as forerunner to the Army game. The Southerners played airtight ball in the first half, but the second half was all for the Army. The scoring during this period was probably the fastest ever seen at the Academy. The plays so well finished off under the guidance of Mr. Fisher were in evidence , and twelve field goals were tossed in a playing time of about ten minutes. The smoothness of the attack served to instill confidence in the Army team for the gruelling contest with the Navy, and Army stock among officers and cadets rose to new high levels. ARMY TEAM RECORD Dec. 3 — St. John ' s College 7 — Columbia University 10 — Connecticut Aggies 14 — St. Joseph ' s College 17 — University of Pennsylvania 21 — Catholic University Jan. 7 — Delaware College 11 — New York University 14 — Harvard University 18 — ]SIuhlenberg College 21 — Swarthmore College 25 — Knox College 28 — Springfield College Feb. 4 — Villanova College 8 — West Virginia University 1 1 — Pittsburgh Universitv ' 1 8 — Union College 22 — University of North Carolina 25— NAVY oiienfs Army 18 42 17 20 33 31 13 35 26 23 15 38 11 40 27 34 18 36 17 61 18 39 16 38 27 49 11 58 22 35 22 33 21 41 22 52 21 25 Total 730 French — the vidual playe of the squad. three hundrid ninely-iwo 1 TRACK o NE of the latest sports to be taken up by the Army in an intercollegiate way is track and field. Be- cause of its late adoption, only one meet was permitted in the spring of 1921, but our success in that meet obtained an increase in the number and calibre of those scheduled for the present season. The original squad was organized in the beginning of February of last year and work was started indoors. lany of the aspirants for places on the team had no experience whatever, but resolved to learn I as much as possible before the trvouts to determine the composition of the outdoor squad. With the appearance of the first day warm enough to go outdoors, practice began on the plain, inasmuch as the track, being new. was not in condition. Rainy weather in March held thmgs were held the first races, just in the nature of time trials to see how pros- back, and on April 2nd pects were. The squad was tlien ,t in lialf and the real preparation set in. The track, in spots, was still IItAt ' Uat %A ; w ' A ' Af .V . - . •• ' - " ■•i% Ai 1 TRACK SIJUAU Top Ro-a-Milton (Asst. Mgr.), Klein (Mgr.), Ridings, Mr. Lichou (Trainer), Dodd, Clard E. .V., vford U. J. (Capt.), " ' %)dilc Ro Foi,?eTv l.. Pwyer. Campbell. HuUey. Andersc, Berry R. W., White VV. C,, Sn,i,h A. W., M in.y. Bottom A ' cst— White W. W., Graves, Sull K. H., McDonough! Furu ' holmcn, Schildroth, Barque three hundred ninety-three soft, but it gradually improved and was as fit as the team on the day of the meet. Conditions on May 2 1st, tiie day of the Tuft ' s meet, were ideal. The weather was clear, the air warm and dry, the track hard, and the team in excellent condition with the exception of Crawford, one of the surest point winners, who had pulled a tendon the week before. Army won the meet by a score of 93 to 33. Our strength lay in the sprints, hurdles and field events, but we were weak in the distances, which condition, it is hoped, will be remedied this year. On the javelin throw on that day. Smith, A. W., and White, V. C, each received an " A " for breaking the record in that event. Smith first broke it with a throw of 137 feet 11 inches, tiicn White bettered his tiirow with IK) feet 5 inches, and later Smith took first place with lil feet. All other first- place winners received monograms. Two weeks later, on June 4 ' th, there was a meet between the intramural and varsity squads. All spring the intramural squad had developed its men with intent to transfer to the varsitj- anv who showed more ])romise than those on the team, and three intramural men participated in the Tufts meet. ,hine tth wound up the season of 19 ' 21. After the close an election for captain was held and Crawford was unanimously elected. Klein and Milton, manager and assistant manager, continue in those capacities for the next season. February brought anotlier indoor season, again under Lt. Oliphant, and efforts are being directed toward producing a winning team this season. With of last year ' s material and several new men, Army sliould be able to stand with the best of them. The schedule embraces dual meets with Columbia, Pittsburgh and Springfield on the first three Saturdays in May. There is also a possibility of entering a relay team in the Pennsylvania Games in April, or in a meet in Washington May 6th, in which the Xavy is expected to compete. The Meet With Tvfts 100-yard Dash — First, White, W. W., Army; second, Macchia, Tufts; tliird, Terry, Army. Time, 10:0. High Hurdles — First, Barques, Army; second. Ridings, Army; third, I.ittlefield, Tufts. Time, 16:3-.5. Mile Run — First, John Doherty. Tufts; second. Fitzgerald. Tufts; third. McDonough, Army. Time, 1:.SS:0. 1 1 i " « three liiiiiilred niiiely-four 1 440-yard Run — P ' irst, Campbell, Army; second, Anderson, Army; third, Wendelstein, Tufts. Time, 53:1-5. 220-yard Dash — First, Se.xton, Army; second, Schildroth, Army: tliird, Dwyer, Army. Time, 23:1-5. Low Hurdles — First, Barques, Army; second, Littlefield, Tufts: third. Ridings, Army. Time, 27:1-5. Two-mile Run — First, Jos. Doherty, Tufts; second. Shurrocivs, Tufts; third, John Doherty, Tufts. Time, 10:32:0. Half-mile Run — First, Fitzgerald, Tufts; second. Waslikowitz. Tufts: third. McDonough, Army. Time, 2:5:4-5. Broad .hnn]3 — P ' irst. Sexton, Army; second, Campbell. Array: third. Hulley, Army. Distance, 21 feet 7 inches. Pole Vault — First, Berry, Army; second, Garrecht. . rray ; third. Smitli. A. W., Army. Height, 10 feet 9 inches. .Shot Put — First, Smith, A. W., Army; second, Clark. K. X.. . rray: third. White, W. C, Army. Distance, H feet 1 incii. High Jump — First, Nelson, Arm}- ; second. White. ' . W.. . rmy : third. Stebbins, Army. Height, 5 feet 9 inches. Discus Throw — First, Dodd, Army; second, Clark, E. X.. . ruiy: tliird. Outcault, Army. Distance, 117 feet 5 inches. Javelin Throw — First, Smith, A. ' ., Army; second. White. W. ( ' .. Army; third, Dodd, Army. Dist.mce, 141 feet. Mile Relay — Won by . rmy (Graves. Oliver, Schildroth. C,irai)liell). Time, 3:35:2-5. ' Cross Coi ' Ntrv In the fall and winter cross country running under the direction of Major Van Volkenburg was taken up to strengthen the track team in tlie distances and to condition the men on the lacrosse and soccer squads, with the hope of developing in the future a team that will compete with other oolleges. Ice, snow, rain and slush did their best to stop it, but failed, and each week brought its runs out the Wasliington Valley Road and toward Fort Montgomery. The slogan grew to be " Cross country via Bear Mountain. " Part of the population of Highland Falls took great interest in watching the procession througli town and in offering suggestions to those who formed the rear guard. rAi V. W. White three hundred ninety-five iMEom T K HAT lacrosse is gaining merited favor througliout the college world is evidenced by its return to West Point after a long absence. It was largely due to tlie interest engendered in lacrosse by its introduction on the intramural schedule that we now have lacrosse as a minor sport. M ' ith its adoption Mr. Hunter, a graduate of Toronto University and member of their cham- pion team, was secured as coach. Mr. Hunter had gained success as coach both at Cornell and Yale. No sooner had the snow melted from the Plain than the stick- handlers were hard at it. Nearly one hundred men turned out with a will to make the squad, among whom were many men of otiier varsity squads, especially football, hockey and wrestling. Cuts were made from time to time and when the tables started on March 21 the squad consisted of thirty men. The first game was with Johns Hopkins on April 16. This game, a true test, showed the caliber of the new team. Army scored first when after ten minutes of play " Ham " jNIeyer shot the ball past the Johns Hopkins goal man. Two minutes before the end of the half Johns Hopkins slipped a goal past Greene and ended the half 1-1. In the second period " Doe " Coates scored after a few minutes of play. The game looked like Army ' s until just before the final whistle, when the Doctor tied the score. Ten minutes overtime was allowed and Hoi kins scored the winning point. Following this game Kessler was elected Captain. The next game was with Syracuse University on April 27. The game was very close throughout. ' 1 .JLiL c ? ' % : ?P LACROSSE SQUAD Top Rou- — Lord (Asst. Mgr.), Rassmussen, O ' Connell, Goddard, Greene, I.B.. Chandler, R.E.. Salmon, Mr (Coach). Kessler (Capt.), Johns, Greene. F.M., Bushy, Henney, Halligan (Asst. Mgr.), Miller. S. M. (Mgr.) Middle Roil— Thompson, F. S.. Crow. Coates. Burnett. Pitzer. O ' .Shea, Scliaeffer, H. T., Caywood. Bottom Rozc — Meyer, H. A., Wood, W. R., Vincent, Bedine, Vandersluis, Barroll, Lawrence. three hundird iiiiiely-six Ross starred for Syracuse. Meyer on our attack was in fine shape and shot three of our goals. The game ended 5-4 in favor of Syracuse. Swarthuiore College on May H was our next opponent. This proved to be the hardest fought game of the season. Until the last few minutes of the first half neither side could score. Our defense seemed impregnable and Swarthmore ' s, too, until Coates wormed his way through for a goal. The second half was a different storv. Eight off Burnett got through for a goal, then Swarthmore shot four in about the same number of minutes. The game then tightened u]) and neither side could add to the score. The result M-as 4-i2 in favor of Swarthmore. The team was improving rapidly, taking full advantage of the lessons learned in the first games, and by the time the New York Lacrosse Club team arrived on the field, Alay 21, the team was in fine shape. This game was an easy victor} for the Cadets, who romped away with a 9-0 victory. The big game of the season to which we all looked forward was with the heralded Toronto University. The game was called for a drill day, but the Superintendent suspended all drills for the afternoon. Salmon started the ball rolling when he galloped down the field for the first goal. The team was working like clockwork and soon piled up five goals. Greene made a sensational run down the field through the Toronto defense for a goal. In the second half we made five more goals and finished the game ahead with a score of 10-2, It would be difficult to pick any particular stars for the season, as all the men played their positions to good account. Meyer was high man with thirteen out of twenty-eight goals. Greene I. B. developed a quick eye at al. Greene F. M., Kessler, Johns and Salmon made it warm for anyone who neared the goal. O ' Connell, Lawrence, Barroll and Bodine covered the midfield, and Coates, Burnett and Meyer did well around tiie opponents ' goal. The season was successful and the game was well received by the Corps. Tiie prospects for this j-ear are quite bright, as we lose no one from the squad. A schedule of eight games has been arranged, which will enable the Army to meet the foremost teams in the East. Much credit is due to Maj. Makel and Coach Hunter for the success of the squad. The coaching of Mr. McDonald was all that could be desired. He was heart and spirit in the game and worked just as hard as any member of the squad. " Mac " h;is played the game all his life and knows all there is to be known about the game and a little more. He ) layed in England and Scotland before coming to this country and before the war made trips to Kg three hundred ninety-seven m Soutli America and Europe as a member of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. soccer teams. At the present time " Mac " has retired from active participation in |)rofessional soccer, and is considering an offer from Ale.v. Taylor to manage thfir soccer department. c were extremelj ' fortunate last year in obtaining as referee Mr. Hollywood, at one time president, and later secretary, for many years of the New York Soccer Football Association. His refereeing was strict at all times, his impartiality is shown by the fact that not one of his decisions was ever questioned by either team, and his constructive criticisms given to both teams after each game were of inestimable value to the players. Schedule, 1921. April 16 — Johns Hopkins University April 27 — Syracuse University May 14 — Swarthmore College May 21 — New York Lacrosse Club May 31 — Toronto University Total Schedule, 19:22. April 8 — Yale University. April 15 — Johns Hopkins University. April 22 — Harvard University. April 29 — Swarthmore College. May 6 — University of Pennsylvania. May 13 — Lehigh L niversity. Majf 20 — Pennsylvania State College. Pending — Princeton L ' ni versify. Toronto University. Stevens Institute of Techiiolosrv. Opponents Army 6 5 4 2 9 2 10 three hundred ninety-eight m 50CCER W ' ' ' HEX intramural athletics were inaugurated at West Point in the fall of 1920, there were prob- ably not over half a dozen cadets who had ever played soccer to tlie extent of being able to put up a formidable showing in intercollegiate circles. Consequenth ' , when candidates were called for in the spring of ' 21, it was well known to coaches and candidates alike that an un- usually difficult task was ahead in forming a team w hich would be capable of upholding the past records of the Academy in the schedule arranged for fall. Nearly 100 men rejjorted to Mr. Hunter and Capt. Ridgway for the first practice, and after a week or so of weeding out a squad of 25 men was chosen which contiinied to practice four times a week mitil broken up by furlo and Camp Dix. Much of the success of the fall season is due to the fact tliat tiiese men gave up afternoons of red comforter drill and base- ball games to come out and work at every opportunity without the prospect of a game till fall. In the fall Mr. S. C. MacDonald of the New York Soccer Club was obtained as coach, and imme- diatelj ' began to instill a few of the fine points of the game into the players. That his efforts bore fruit can be seen from the manner in wliich the team went through the season playing a schedule SOCCER SQUAD 7o Xoti Guard. Oxreidcr. O ' Reilley. Milton, Wilson J. G., Harmony. Harding. Schaeffer W. Third ;?DH Fisher S. H., Tredennick. Bingham, O ' Conner. Stone, Early, Skinner, Knieger. Second Rojt -Cleland, Hnlly. Hardv, Fisher T. S., Connor. La Due, Ingalls. Boltoiii ;?o:i Lawton (Mgr.), Beal CCapt.), -MacDonald (Coach). Straub, Galusha (. st. Mgr.). three hundred aiaety-nine Wilson— Captain Elect tli.it would lia f bcrii hard for a veteran team, wiiiiiiiig three games. k)siiig two and tying tlie intercollegiate chamiiions. The season opened with a victory over Dartmouth by a score of i to 3. The score, however, does not show tiie relative ability of the two teams, as Army was leading 4 to at the end of the first half and it was only when the Army eased up in the second period that the New Hamjjshire team was able to uncork a spurt that caused a spirit of unrest in the kaydets in the stands until their team found itself again and started to bombard the opponents ' goal. This game showed that we had a strong, well-balanced team which would be ca])able of giving any college team a run for honors when the few defects ill individuals and team play. which ajipeand in the first game were remedied. It was unfortunate that the game with I ' rinceton followed so closely the beginning of the season and sport, as Princeton had a veteran team which had lost the intercollegiate championship the previous year to Penn. only after they had played two tie games and this year achieved its ambition by going through the season without a defeat. The splendid showing of the green, untried Army team against a veteran eleven composed of men who had played two and three years together was a revelation to all who witnessed the game. The contest ended in a — tie, being called on account of darkness. The Army had much the better of the playing, having the ball in Princeton ' s territory considerably more than half the time and having numerous shots at the Princeton goal. It was in this game that we suffered a loss through an injury to Conner which kept him out of the game for the rest of the season. The work of Fisher at goal and Straub in the backfield were the features of the game. Next followed an easy victory over Colgate in which the players worked smoothly as a team and showed the effects of the experience gained in the previous games. It was in this game that the two wings, Harmonv- and Bingham, shone brilliantly, and Wilson and Skinner demonstrated their ability as backs. The final score was 3 to 0. Then came two disastrous games with Springfield and Syracuse. Spring- field ' s margin of superiority rested entirely with the center forward, Grassi, who displayed more speed and ability to carry a ball down the field and score than any man who played on the field during the season. The work of this one man, who continually eluded our backs, scored three goals and aided in the other, was the direct cause of our defeat, l to 1. The Syracuse game was hotly contested. As the game had to start early to be through by dark, it was necessary to start without the services of Binarham and Fisher, R. E., four hmidred 1 who had late classes, and S_vracuse gained an early lead of two goals in spite of the fight and hard work of the patched-up line-up. With the arrival of these absentees the Army seemed to take a new lease on life and actually outplayed Syracuse till early in the second period, when an injury to Harmony forced his removal from the game. As at all other times when substitutions had to be made, this seemed to throw the team off its stride and our opponents managed to put through the winning goal in the last few minutes of play, score 3 to 2. The final game of the season found Amlierst pa3ing for our hard knocks in the two previous games, going down to defeat 3 to 1 in a game marked by the brilliant playing of Beal and Straub in their last game for the Army. The result was never in doubt, Army taking the lead at the start and keeping the ball well in Amherst ' s territory a large part of the time. Both teams were greatly handica])ped bj- a very muddy field. On the whole, the season was very successful and would have been more so but for the unfortunate but unpreventable injuries which hindered the development of tiie team throughout the season. Beal and Straub will be hard to replace, but with such men as O ' Reilly, Cleland, Stone and Hulley to choose from in filling their positions, a team should be put in the field next j ' ear capable of taking the measure of any college team in the East. As always, the ultimate objective is a game with the Middies, who also entered intercollegiate soccer for the first time this fall. Schedule Opponent Army Opponent Oct. ;-. Dartmouth 4 3 Oct. 12 Princeton Oct. 19 Colgate 3 Nov. 2 Springfield 1 4 Nov. 9 Syracuse 2 S Nov. 19 Amherst 3 1 four hundrtd ont fimON t; M-IE Army Mule emerged from liis second season in the ring with an undisputed title to tlie Intercol- legiate Boxing championship. In every meet and in twenty-three out of a total of twenty-seven bouts against tlie best amateur teams of the East tiie Army mittmen crashed through winners. The scores were: Army, 6 M. I. T.. Army, 6 Springfield, 1 Army, 6 Penn State, 1 Army, 5 Univ. of Penn., ' There were no weak positions on the team. In every weight we were represented by a man selected from the keenest eompetitionj a man who was able to fight and wanted to put out his best for his team ' s ultimate success. After a laborious season in the boxing room two preliminary meets were held on the main floor of the gymnasium. It wasn ' t easy work, it was hard; and before the coterie of warriors The Boxing Squad four hundred two who fought their fights so proudly were chosen there was many a gruelling contest wherein the red blood flowed and lesser men fell before the onslaught. The intercollegiate season opened against M. I. T.. the Army winning six decisions. The first bout, Dugan versus Lindsey. was the closest, going to a fourth round. Dugan seemed to be in poor condition. Meister chased his man the entire fight. Harmony was in fine form and won his bout handily, as did Mclnerney in the 145 class. Ascher had a big man to fight and started from too far away. The result was never in doubt, but his accustomed form was lacking. Maglin. as usual, didn ' t get mad. He won easily, but did not extend himself, to the disappointment of the multitude. M. I. T. brought no heavyweiglit. The visitors had a team of men who were fine sports as well as fighters. In the second meet of the season, against Springfield. Army entered Thompson in the bantam weight. He fought well, completeh- outclassing his opponent. Meister boxed as well as usual and good enough to win. The next bout, to the great disappointment of everyone. Marcus lost to Russell of Springfield by a foul. Russell holds the New England championship in his weight, but tlicre were those who believed that after the issue of the day ' s struggle became known it would be generally conceded that New England does not include within its domains the lordly banks of the Hudson. However, Russell was unintentionally fouled and the bout stopped. Mac had a very close scraji with Fucillo. tlie Springfield captain. It went an extra round and was still very close, Mclnerney getting the decision by a single point. Burnett [jut on the best exhibition of the day, hitting his man hard and often. Maglin fought listlessly, but allowed no one to become anxious over the outcome. Bull Davidson looked to be in bad shape at one point in the last ro md. but staged a wonderful comeback, winning his fight. Springfield was a bit disappointed over one decision. We thought it was close, but that we won it. The Penn State meet was hard and cleanly fought throughout. Dugan seemed in better shape than against M. I. T., and won a close bout from Benzie. Chapin, the Penn State leader, gave us our first defeat of the year by gaining a decision over Meister. He is an unusually clever boxer, brainy, and a hard hitter. Jazz knocked down twice in the first round the man who knocked out his Navy opponent last year in the first round. It was a good scrap, but one-sided. Ascher weighed 1. ' ) ' 2 the night before the meet, but by sweating off five in the drying room and eating nothing for Harmony and Man four hundred three foxir hundred four supper and breakfast he weighed in satisfactorily and walked away with the bout. Burnett drew an opponent some six feet in length, whose center of gravity was inconveniently enough located to keep him from falling for the count. Maglin did his first real fighting, and after a couple of preliminary jabs knocked his man down and out. Bull got the worst of the first round, and a bad worst at that. In the second and third rounds his endurance won and he delivered some awful jolts to his adversary. The last match of the season we took from the University of Pennsyl- vania, five to two, giving us the intercollegiate championship. Beurkett of Penn repeated his last year ' s performance by forcing Thompson to retire early in the game. Beurkett is certainly good. He is clever, well built, and oh, that egg-crate wallop! Meister, not relishing the P.D. ' s after his last week ' s defeat, stepped out to win and had much the better of the engage- ment. Harmony had a hard man to deal with and seemed stale in addition. The bout went an extra period, due, some saj-, to Bunsen ' s faculty for smiling under adversity. However, lie was a good man, and Jazz had to put out to win ihat fight. Deakin, who boxed Iclnernej-, was a hard hitter. He made things lively during the first round, after which Mac seemed to get to him and slammed his waj ' to a finish right side up. Burnett started with a rush against Luckns and got his left in again and again. It looked like the Army ' s fight until Luckas landed one on that broken nose. You know how prominent your nose becomes under such conditions. After that it was Luckas ' bout. Old Bill Maglin then stepped into his corner to fight Yadusky, After a few complimentary exchanges in which Bill profited, Yadusky received a blow dislocating his arm. He had to retire, Maglin winning by default. Frenchy Grombach of New Orleans fame then en- tered the ring against the giant Cowell. Cowell was built like a Greek god, but he fought like a freight car and moved like a mountain. He didn ' t know exactly what it was all about. Grombach got so utterly exhausted from hitting him that he had to clinch again and again to catch his breath, and then go on. Penn had the best team we were up against. All her men were good boxers, had lots of pep and were in the pink of condition, too, apparently. So finished one of the most successful athletic seasons any Army team has ever enjoyed. Too much praise cannot be given Coach Cavanaugh. The team was his production working tirelessly to acquire his methods. He has the right dope all right. Mclneniev and Ascl; m w 1 fRESTUNE T At tilt- .nd ot till O every lover of a true sport wrestling is bound to be interesting. What red-blooded man is there who, on seeing two husky lads pitting every ounce of their muscula r strength and mental keenness against that of the other, does not desire to enter the game himself? Most cadets are just such red-blooded men and most of them have had their fling at this the most ancient of sports — wrestling. The wrestling room is always crowded with ambitious aspirants whose wish it is to disprove Tom ' s in.ixim, " There ain ' t no holt what can ' t be broke. ' So when General MacArthur began broad- ening the scope of minor sports at the Acadenn- there was great joy among the would-be Gotches and Bothners of the Corps. Our schedule of three meets for 19!21 looked mighty fine to us. U) ' J1 season we felt that we had learned a few things and that with our veteran The Wrestling Squad four hundred five Greene, F. M team wc would be equal to anyone in 1922. Seven of the strongest teams ill the country were scheduled. Results have shown that we were just a little bit overconfident. ' hoever made our schedule for this year had evidently forgotten his cadet days. We were scheduled to wrestle Columbia on January 14 — a short two weeks after Christmas leave. " Christmas conies but once a year ' is doubly true with the cadet, and he always overindulges in the good cheer of the season. After two weeks of home cooking, late parties and feminine allurements we were hardly prepared for a wrestling meet on January l-i. So it was hardly a surprise that Columbia — the weakest team on our schedule — carried back to New York the long end of a 16-13 score. But we improved in condition during the next week, and when we met Princeton on the 21st we were determined to win. Our defeat at their hands the previous year still rankled in our minds. The score was 1(5-1. S in favor of the Army. The Mule was avenged! From this date until March 11th we met in succession University of Pennsylvania. S])riiigfield, Penn. State, Yale and Lehigh. L . of P. and S])ringfield (lut up good fights, but were defeated respectively by scores of 11-11 and 18-!). Penn. State brought against us a team that took first in the intercollegiates the previous year. ' e complimented our- selves that they could only make 11 points out of 1-1. It is interesting to note at this point the great interest in the game that the Pfnn. State men show. It has always been a major sport with them. So greatly interested was their student body in their clash with the Army that telegraphic returns were sent after each bout. We expected to beat Yale. Perhaps that ' s why we lost. At any rate, the score was 13-12 with Yale in possession of the fatal number. Lehigh had been reported as weak. We learned that the report was un- founded or else the " dope " was wrong, for they beat us 16-15. The only bouts we took in this meet were the three falls by Carinouche, McDavid and Greene. At first glance our season appears to have been unsatisfactory, for we had lost four out of seven meets. But it must be remembered that we had not only strong teams but that we were young in the game. That we showed our possibilities enough to impress those higher up is shown by the fact that we have Navy on our schedule next year. With graduation this year the wrestling squad loses its strongest men — the men who lia e built it from nothing into a team with a bright future. McDavid as Captain has always been a sure winner. He has met several champion s and the story has alwaj-s been the same — the same quick action and heavy fall. But it is not as a point winner that Mae has done most for the squad. He came to the Academy a finished product of the game. At first he could find no one sufficiently good to make a fair showing with him. But in a few months he had trained several men who could put on good r fdiir liiin(1rpd nix I -L exhibitions. These attracted attention and created interest and soon more men were trying out. For the past three years Mac has spent most of his time in the training of recruits. Next year when our team is cleaning up don ' t forget McDavid. Many of the men who now consider themselves fair wrestlers owe it all to the perseverance of McDavid. F. M. Greene is beyond doubt the most consistent winner in inter- collegiate wrestling today. In our seven meets this year he has won seven falls! To the best of our knowledge that is an unparalleled record. In one case he met a man who outweighed him by almost one hundred pounds. To the average heavyweight that would be an appalling handicap : not so with Greene. The customary fall with the same half-nelson and bodv was forth- coming. We will never forget the pitiable sight of the big fellow who hadn ' t lost a bout for two years weeping bitter tears after lie li;id been thrown twice by Greene. In our tribute to the best men Carmouche deserves a high place. Throughout the season he was terribly handicapped by weight. But he remembered that the use of brains could defeat strength, and in all his seven bouts he never once lost his head. He came to West Point an All-Southern banta mweight champion. Although he liasn ' t had an opportunity to trv for the Eastern championship, he has made his mark just the same. The Corps considers him the most scientific wrestler on the squad. The other members of the team will be here next year. .Johnson. Williams, Stewart, G. C, and Douthit should be very strong by another season. There are many others who deserve mention here, but space forbids. However, some mention must be made of those good old pluggers — the second and third string men. Any team is made by its understudies. The game of wrestling is especially hard and tiring and many casualties occur. Anj- man who braves all this in offering himself that better men may perfect themselves is truly doing as much as they. It ' s a hard proposition to do most of the work and the other man get the glory. So don ' t forget the " B " squad! The schedule for next year has not been completely made out. It is intended to have eight meets alternating from the strongest teams to the more mediocre ones with Navy as a grand climax. From " dope " it is easily deduced that the mids could have beaten us this year, but by another season it will be another story. So you K.aydets who would delight to see a Nav - man treated rough (all in fun. of course) have a treat in store for vou. Johnsun. F. R. i m Williams, J. F. Stewart. G. C, and Duuth !l I fWUr hundred seven E ' S TI M MM SHATTERIXG and re-sliattering of Academy records and the advent of water polo characterized a uni- formly successful season for the varsity swimmers for lO ' vi. The honors of two of the seven meets in which the Army swimmers par- ticipated went to the visitors, the remaining five being all won by safe margins. Brown and the University of Pennsylvania, turning out to Lj B H P ' ' " " the strongest tank aggregations in the East, were alone able ■ - " ' J to secure an edge on the Arm} ' swimmers. The Army tankmen, captained by Breidster, carried off on January If the first meet of the season when it trimmed the visitors from Lehigh to the tune of 35-18. The most notable improvement in the perform- ance of the team over that of the previous season was to be found in the plunging, it being evident that the day of considering the plunging event as a gift of points to the visitors was past and that Army was preparing to give visiting plungers a taste of real competition. The second and perhaps the hardest meet of the season, January ' 21, brought Army ' s first defeat when the Brown mermen, holding trumps in Davy Jones, splashed their way to a 42-11 victory. The disparity between the teams as indicated by the score was more apparent than real, as shown by the excitingly small margins by which the visitors won their lieats, the results of each being in doubt up to the final yard. SWIMMING SQUAD Polsgrove Longwell Meriwether Bliss White, W. W. (Asst. Mgr.) Scott Davidson, H. A. Mitchell, G. E. (Mgr.) Duerr Mcsick Chambers (Asst. Mgr.) DeArniond Goodman Breidster (Capt.) Timherlake Kerr Burrill our hun lr€(l liijht 1 1 The great early-season promise of the Army mermen materialized on January 28 when the strong tank team of Princeton was left in the wake by the substantial score of 37-17. Four new Academj- records were hung up on this occasion, Goodman winding up the 50 yards in 26 1-5 seconds, De Armond, a new man who specializes in breaking records, lowering the l(K)-yard time to 58 2-5 seconds, Scott stretching tlie plunging distance to 63 feet 4 inches, and the relay team, — Goodman, Timberlake, De Armond and Duerr, — pulling the relaj- record down to 1 :53. Massacliusetts Institute of Technologj- on February -i crossed swords with the Army, and at the completion of a meet that was full of thrills departed with the small end of a 35-18 count. The Academy records were again shattered, Goodman making 26 seconds flat suffice for 50 j-ards. and Breidster slipping 220 yards of pool under him in 2 minutes 38 1-5 seconds. Scott plunged for 61 feet, tiie high Academy mark of the season. The following Saturday- witnessed Army and Columbia in a neck-to- neek struggle for the honors of the meet. When the pool had settled down the count was 32-21, with the Army on the right side, although it was not without a hot contest for each heat that Army was able to secure and main- tain its lead. De Armond again lowered the Academy record for the 100-yard dash, crossing the line on the 57th 4-5 second. Tiiis meet was marked by the excellence of the diving, Longwell and Polsgrove e pecially distinguish- ing themselves. Another fifth of a second was knocked off the latest Academy record for 50 yards on February 18, when Army and Springfield College clashed, Cioodman bringing the record down to 25 4-5 seconds, its tiiial reading for 1922. Army amassed 31 points against 13 of the visitors, having little difficulty in capturing the majority of first places. The final meet of the season, Mareii 4, was destined to go to the tank- men of the University of Pennsylvania, who splashed their w;iy to a watery victory with a 39-14 count. Breidster again lowered the Academy record for 220 yards by an entire second, the season ' s record standing at 2 minutes 37 4-5 seconds. Taken as a whole, the season cannot be considered as other than suc- cessful. The five victories were earned over teams of excellent standing among Eastern tankmen. The two meets lost were won by perhaps tiie two strongest aggregations in the Kast. Timherlake holds Academy record for 50- d. Dash. fdur hitiidred nine m Mi] D e A r m o n d holds Academy record for 100yd. Dash. 9 Go.jdnian holds Acade- my record for 50-yd. Back Stroke. Water Polo ' lien tlu- call for water polo candidates wa.s issued at the beginning of tlie .season it was evident that the building of a team must begin at rock bottom. A few men had seen the game plaj ' ed, and two or three had even ])articipated. But the men were willing to drown learning if need be, the swimming squad itself contributed a number of men, and within a short time Capt. Pendleton and Coach MefTert were busy whipping the water polo squad into shape and forming the nucleus of a team. Submerging was made a painless process, and long l)efore the first outside game was scheduled teams were selected and had mastered the fundamentals of the gime. Water polo as a " fait accompli " was first presented to the Corps on January 14, when the Army team met the veteran team of the New York Athletic Club. Breidster was captain and back, Timberlake and Goodman center. Kerr and De Armond forwards, and Bryan, B. M.. goil. The tank room was jiacked. and the enthusiasm of the spectators left no doubt but what water polo iiad come to stay. The game went to the visitors, who found Army ' s defense not so impregnable but what they could sli]3 through four times during the game with four touch goals as a result. Encouraged by their showing against the veteran aggregation of the X. Y. A. C, tlie team next clashed with the intercollegiate champions, Prince- ton, who, with the exception of Navy, had the strongest water polo team in the East. It was a formidable undertaking, but although Princeton elearl}- demonstrated her superiority it was evident that the Army team had taken the lessons of the previous game to heart, and was prepared to offer an attack of its own to the visitors. The final tally found Princeton with 4.5 points against Armj ' s 19, the majority of the visitors ' points being earned by touch goals. WATER POLO SOUAl) Reynolds liiddle Evans, J. H. Ellinger, U. O. Chambers (Asst. Mgr.) Uowlini!, A. R. Mitchell, G. E. (Mgr.) Hmckey, White. W. V. (Asst. Mgr.: Timberlake Breidster tCapt.) Ker Goodman l)e. nnond fovr hundred ten pNCING A ' FTER a period of ten years, fencing has once again become a recognized sport at the Military Academy. Under the active encouragement of Colonel Koehler, director of atliletics and Master of the Sword, whose fencing teams in years gone by made victory a habit, a squad was organized last Decem- ber. Throughout the season the coaches and the team have had the benefit of his wide experience and knowledge of the game, and his hearty co-operation has been largely responsible for the material prog- ress made this season. M. Vauthier, whose splendid work in past years kept the Academy team in line with the best of the country, acted in the capacity of Field Coach of Fencing. In spite of numerous other demands upon his time, he volunteered his services, and during the present season has devoted two afternoons a week to instruction in foil. Mr. Dimond, of international fame as a swordsman, has had charge of the sabre and epee. Credit is also due to Majors Harding, Hineman, Youngs and Dorst for their services in the development of this year ' s squad. THE FENXIXG SQUAD four hundred eleven SELDOM, if ever. li;is an Army hockey season been the recipient of so many favorable factors as it has during the past year. First, hockej ' weather for the greater part of the season. Second, a place to skate and practice without wasting great quantities of energy and time to get there. Third, a team — ; ' . e., a real combination. Fourth, a professional coach. Fifth, a good schedule. As lt1 ' 21 was d rawing to a close. Coach Hunter issued the annual call for candidates. It was responded to by a goodly number of men, some with real experience, others of mediocre talent. But the big point was: the} ' were all enthusiastic workers. However, the early days of December were bright and warm, and refused to give us ice. No time spared, so the squad was given shooting practice in the basement of the gym. All members of last year ' s squad answered the roll and soon showed signs of regaining the old form. ] Iarinelli was back at center, an interesting figure to watcii. A hockey puck is an elusive ob- ject, much more so to place it under Mary ' s guidance. Somehow or other " the Kid " always had the puck just where his opponent never expected it to be, mucli to the gratification of Army ' s followers and thr ciiagrin of tlie opjjosing team. S2: ffOCKEYi Gjelsteen Grant Kastner IRiCKEV SQUAD ison Rich Binns (Asst. Mgr.) Westphalinger Graling fAsst. Mgr.) Lord Beane Goiidard Michrlet G. Anderson Whetton (Mgr.) Vandenberg Caywood Woodbury O ' Shea O ' Connell (Capt.) H. H. Stout F. J. Woods Marinelli our hunilrrd twelve As his running mates Marinelli received valuable support from Woods, right wing, and Grant O ' Shea or Stevenson, left wing. A Hockey team with a forward line possessing all the necessary qualities would be as nothing without a strong and dependable defense. It was Army ' s fortune to have one of the best defensive combinations in O ' Connell, Stout and Kastner. Both O ' Ky and Harry have been prominent figures in Army Hockey since their plebe da3-s. Experience, knowledge and a keen knack of sensing plays made them a formidable barrier to an)- would-be scorer. It is almost unnecessary to mention " Al " at Goal. A glance at the sea- son ' s scores will attest to his watchfulness and worth. The season ' s schedule was carefully planned. The first visitors were The Albany Countrj Club, a team composed of ex-college players, who gave us a fast time, but were at a disadvantage in regard to condition. From .January 7th until February 18th most Wednesday and Saturday afternoons found the team struggling to maintain their record of the previous weeks. Colgate, St. Nicholas Club of Buffalo, Hamilton, Bates, Springfield, Mass.. Aggies, Dartmouth and Williams followed the A. C. C. and completed the schedule. Due to the weather, it was necessary to cancel games with Columbia and U. of P. Of this total of nine games Army was the victor in five and one tie. Our successful opponents were St. Nicholas, Springfield and Dartmouth. The tic with Williams was very exciting. Williams led all the way, maintaining an advantage of one goal until the last forty seconds of play. The end of two extra jieriods of four minutes each still found the teams deadlocked. Then the fun began. It was decided to play for a " sudden death " — first team to score winning the game — with a time limit of ten minutes. At the termination of five minutes HocJtey was a game of the past, and " Shinny " held sway. . 11 efforts were useless. The final score 3-3. By graduation of ' 22 Army loses O ' Connell, Stout, Kastner, Grant and Woods from the regulars. Next season ' s team must be developed about O ' Shea, JNIitchelet. M;irinelli and Stevenson as a nucleus. It is hoped that the new class will present some strong material. No remarks concerning the season would be com])lete without acknowl- edging the work of Coach Hunter and his assistants. Majors Purdon. Harriss and Strong. Tliey were always present and lending aid. whether it was coacliing or assistiuir in clearinir the rink of " n " inches of snow. iLi_._ four hundred thirtgen four hiindrtd fuurleen To Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Brown and to Major A. H. Wilson, the two graduate coaches, is due all credit for the development of this branch of athletics. It was only by such deep interest and untiring effort as they lavished upon the squad that the squad could ever have attained the place it now holds in Intercollegiate Polo. Polo of 1921-1922 will never be thought of but in connection with the names of Col. Brown and Maj. Wilson. The polo season lasts tliroughout the year and is divided into two periods — the fall and winter period and the spring and summer period. During the former period all games are played in the riding hall, the second largest in the world. Outside playing is begun as soon as the Polo Flats have dried from the melted snows. Through the generosity of Mr. E. H. Harriman, Jr., the squad has been privileged to get its early spring practice on his beautiful field at Arden, which is in condition long before our own Flats. The summer of 1921 will be remembered by the squad, not onlv for tiie terrors and rigors of Camp Dix, but more for the trips to Camp ' ail and the tournament plaj ' ed there. There the cadets had their real test, having to compete with tiie Army Officers ' Teams from Camp Dix, Camp Vail and Governors Island. Imagine the officers ' surprise when, after they had given to the cadets a handicap of three, they found, after the game was o er, that the cadets would have won witliout the handicap. Needless to sav, no more handicaps were given to them, but, despite this fact, the cadets won tlie tournament, and each cadet of the winning team has a riding whip to show for it. This tournament ended the spring and summer period. There were no games during the fall part of the next period. This time was given wholly to the development of the squad to such a pitch that we could have reasonable assurance of its success in its schedule beginning in January. The winter portion of this period brought some very good games, for it was during this period the Army met and defeated in very closely fought games Princeton and Yale. A tournament between Cornell, Princeton, Yale and Army, held in the riding hall on March 11-12, ended this period. This tournament, ending as it did with Army — 1, Princeton — 2, Yale — 3, Cornell — 4, was anotlier feather in .Vrmy ' s ca]). Remembering that this s(|iiad is still undefeated in its inter-collegiate contests, we can but predict for it a brilliant spring period. Nor can we but predict that the newer members, with the .lid and help that the present squad will impart to tlieni, will make cadet polo continue in its successful career. wra Matlicv s..n T. E. Lewis O. VV. Hughes four hundred fifteen tENNIS A ' I. THOUGH for many years one of the most popu- lar rtcreations at the Academy, it is only very recently that tennis has been recognized as a minor sport. For close to twenty years annual tournaments have been held, the increas- ingly large number of entries each succeeding season showing the growing popularity of the game. Finalh-, in 1916, a schedule was arranged for the following year and all preparations made to form a squad. But the war forced the cancellation of the entire schedule and plans for a team had to be tem])orarily abandoned. In 19 20. however, due largely to the influence of Chaplain Wheat, permission was obtained to ])lay one match with an outside college, with a view of developing material and awakening interest in a regular schedule for the following year. Villa Nova was selected, and although rain prevented the finishing of the match. Army had a distinctive advantage in both singles and doubles when the play ended. (Mgr.) C; . B. Greene Kirkendall THE SQUAD D. Taylor Tyler C. V. Bennet Hertford (Asst. Mgr.) lor Barley Stone Hayselden four hundred .li.r een Accordingly, a schedule of four matches was arranged for 19 ' 21, and a squad was formed early in the season, with the Chaplain as the head coach. Swarthmore, our first opponent, arrived on April 30th, meeting us in four singles and two doubles. We lost all six matches and all of them showed lack of experience and need of continued practice. Our next match was with Stevens, and we defeated them by winning three singles and one doubles. The whole team showed an improvement over their work in the previous match, Stewart and Castner, especially, playing very good games. On May 21st we played Syracuse, and were defeated, losing two of the four singles and both the doubles. By far the strongest team we encountered during the season was Weslevan, whom we ] layed on June -ith. Our men showed nmch better form than they had at any other time and some very prett}- tennis resulted. Many of the matches went to three sets before being decided, but we finally lost, 7-1. Throughout most of the season Stewart. C. V., played first singles ; Taylor, M. D., second, and Castner, I,. V., third. These three men did good work in all their matches and should show uj) very well this year. Fourth singles were usually jilayed by either Bennet or Heavy, who were both about on a par, each one improving greatly toward the end of the season. The doubles were Stewart and Castner, first, and Taylor and Schuyler, second. This year a full schedule has been arranged and, with all of last year ' s material available, together with that from the plebe class, prospects appear very bright. The 1921 Season Army — .Swarthmore — 8 Army — 5 Stevens - — :i Army — 2 Syracuse - — 6 Army — 1 Weslcyjui — 7 The ranking of the plaj-ers at the end of the season : 1— Stewart, C. W. 6 — Schuyler 12 — Kirkcndall 7 — Heavy i;{ — Poore 8 — Stone " 1 1- — Mabic i) — Greene 1 5 — Hayseldon 10 — Pesek 16 — Hensey 1 1— Rich 2— Tavlor. M. D 3 — Castner 4— Bennet, C. V 5— Tvler four hundred leventeen DOLE GOLF as a minor sport is now in its second year at the Acadeni} ' . As a result, tlie team has had very- little competitive play and has not enjoyed the success that our other athletic teams have achieved. However, a great deal has been done in these two years to lay the foundation for a team which in the near future will compare favorably with that of any university. The credit for this start is largely due to Major Newman. As graduate head coach he brought about the formation of the team, arranged matches and trips to nearby links and, in addition, has given his time and energy to coaching the team. Due to his efforts, golf was added to the list of intramural sports, which has resulted in finding some very good material. Last spring the game was given a great impetus by the employment of Fred Canausa of Oak Ridge as professional coach of the team. Not only is he a finished player, as shown by his record in the tournaments of last year, but he also has the faculty of teaching the game and correcting the faults of the individual player. This j ' ear he has taken charge of the intramural squad and his instruction has been of inestimable value to them. The two matches played last year were with the officers of the post; one over the course at Corn- wall and the other at West Point. In both of these matches the officers carried off the long end of the score, due principally to the inexperience of the members of the team in match play. Both matches were very close and the members of the team believe that this spring there will be a different result. A mixed team composed of officers and cadets played and won a match against the Tuxedo Park Golf Club at Tuxedo Park last fall and lost a match to a team from Newburgh at the Newburgh Golf Club. In the annual fall tour- nament for the Gen. Thomas Barry cup, Pasolli won from McClure on the last green. This year it is planned to have one or two intercollegiate matches in addition to the match with the officers and the one with the Tuxedo club. During the winter the squad practiced indoors in the gym- nasium, where three golf cages were set up. With this practice and the promise of an early sjiring for outdoor work, the standard of play should be nmch higher. In June the team will lose the services of Uncles, O ' Connell and McClure, but with Pasolli, Horton, Breidster, Early and Lawes the outlook for the coming vear is very Wilson (Muil, Alliuclu Kurlv l ' .i;.soli Kiady . . The Golf .s.iuad. promisnig. four hundred eighteen POOMEET C OXTRARY to the predictions of some, the Indoor Meet this year was without question the best in the last four years; best in the spirit of friendly rivalry between the classes ; best in the closeness and uncertainty of the outcome, and best in the quality- of the work of the contestants. The big daj- was March 25th, but the Saturday before the Second Class took the lead by winning tlie swimming meet, a meet in which nearly every Academy record was broken. The boxing and wrestling took place in tlie after- noon of the 25th. The feature of this part of the meet was the bout between Harmony, ' 23, and Marcus, ' 24. Each is an expert glove pusher and each was backed to a man by his class. The bout went to four rounds before Harmony was given the hard-earned decision. It is to be regretted that Marcus dislocatfd his wrist in this bout, as he was prepared to show tlie Corps some work on the horizontal bar which has not been equaled in years. The athletic, gymnasium and team events followed that evening. They were preceded by a few stunts by the Second Class which added greatly to the amusement of the crowd. With White, W.W., as chief ])oint gainer the Second Class gathered in most of the points in the athletic events, while the Yearlings excelled on tlie apparatus. In winning the Pierce Courrier Foster Memorial Prizes McHugli and Ciillette showed fine form. Schildroth outran his opponents in the fiftv-yard dash and the relay and thus did much to bring the First Class up from fourth place to third, leav- four hundred ninete«» ing the Pleb( s to liold up the small end of the score. I— SWIMMING MEET . ' )0-Yahi) Dash — First Place, Tiniberlake, ' ' ■23; Second Place Goodman, ' :24; Third Place, Johnson, ' 5. Time, 26 seconds. 1(»()-Yari) Dash — First Place, DeArmond, ' 25; Second Place, Kerr, ' 23; Third Place, Burrill, ' 24. Time, 59 2 5 seconds. 50- Yard Back Stroke — First Place, Goodman, ' 24; Second Place, Meri- wether, ' 23 ; Third Place, Wingebach, ' 25. Time, 34 2 5 seconds. 50-Yard Breast Stroke — First Place, Breidster, ' 23; Second Place, De- Armond, ' 25 ; Third Place, Hains, ' 24. Time, 34 4 5 seconds. PuNGE — First Place, Scott, ' 23; Second Place, Stuart, J. R., ' 24; Third Place, Davidson, H., ' 22. Dist., 62 feet, 9 inches. Diving — First Place, Polsgrove, ' 24; Second Place, Longwell, ' 23; Third Place, Johnson, E. L., ' 25. Relay — First Place, 1923; Second Place, 1924; Third Place, 1925. Time, 1 minute 59 seconds. New Academy Record. I ' otal Score. First Place — Class of 1923 — 25 points. Second Place — Class of 1924 — 15 points. Third Place — Class of 1925 — 10 points. II— BOXING 115-PofXD Class — Finals — Stephens, L. E., ' 22, vs. Dugan, ' 24. Winner,. Dugan, ' 24. 125-PouND Class — Finals — Leone, ' 23, vs. Meister. ' 24. Winner, Leone, ' 23. 135-PouND Class — Finals — Marcus, ' 24, vs. Harmony, ' 23. Winner, Har- mony, ' 23. 145-PouND Class — Finals — Mclnerney, ' 23, vs. Cialloway, G. E., ' 25. Win- ner, Iclnerney, ' 23. 158-PorND Class — Finals — Ascher, ' 23, vs. Evans. R. B., ' 23. Winner, Ascher, ' 23. Default. 175-PouND Class — Finals — Maglin, ' 24, vs. Timberlake. ' 23. Winner, Mag- lin, ' 24. Knockout. Unlimited Class — Finals — Mulligan, ' 24, vs. Ely, ' 24. Winner. Mulligan,. ' 24. four hundred twenty 115-Pound Class — Finals — Stephens, L. E., ' 22, vs. Cerow, ' 23. Winner, Cerow, ' 23. Fall. 125-Pound Class — Finals — Johnson, F. R., ' 23, vs. Pierce, V. R., ' 23. Winner, Jolinson, F. R., ' 23. 135-Pound Class — Finals — Sather, ' 2t. vs. Boatner, ' 24. Winner, Boatner. ' 24. 145-Pound Class — Finals — Hayden, ' 23, vs. Smith, P. C, ' 25. Winner, Havden, ' 23. Fall. 158-Pound Class — Finals — Rothgeb, ' 24, vs. Barnett, ' 25. Winner, Barnett, ' 25. Fall. 175-Pound Class — Finals — Dodd, ' 23, vs. Ives, ' 24. Winner, Ives, ' 24. Unlimited Class — Finals — Greene, F. M., ' 22, vs. Griffith, ' 25. Winner, Griffitli, ' 25. Default. IV— FENCING Individual Foil — Finals — Conner, ' 23, vs. Stebbins, ' 24. Winner, Conner, ' 23. Individual Sabre — Finals — Castner, ' 23, vs. Stodter. ' 23. Winner, Castner, ' 23. Individual Epee — Finals — Castner, ' 23, vs. Price, ' 23. Winner, Castner, ' 23. Inter-Class Team Foil 1922 1923 1924 1925 Conner Bugher Babcock No F ' ntrv Gunn Stebbins Barth Kehni Tasker McLaughlin, W. F. First Place, 1924; Second Place, 1923; Third Place, 1925. our hundred twenty-one VI— ATHLETIC EVENTS 1. Standixg Broad Jump— Record: Nelly, ' 02, 10 feet 8 inches— First Place. White, W. W., ' 23; Second Place, Smith. A. W., ' 23; Third Place. Griswald, ' 2i. Dist, 10 feet 1% inches. 2. Putting IC-Pound Shot — Record: McQuarrie, ' 20. 10 feet 9 9 10 inches — First Place, Smith, A. W., ' 23; Second Place, Clark, E. N., ' 22; Third Place, Dabezies, ' 24. Dist., 38 feet 8 inches. 3. Fence Vault (Over 5 feet 6 inches in height) — Record: Danford, ' 04, 7 feet 1 inch — First Place, Dodd, ' 23; Second Place, : IacRae, ' 24; Third Place, White, W. W., ' 23. Height, 6 feet 10 inches. (5 feet 6 inches and under) — Record: Edmonson, ' 20, 6 feet 1 inch — First Place, Sather, ' 24; Second Place, Keane, ' 23; Third Place, Cerow, ' 23. Height, 6 feet 1 inch. 4. 50-Yard Dash — Record: Prickett, ' 16, 5 l 5 seconds — First Place, Schildroth, ' 22; Second Place, White, W. W., ' 23; Third Place, Terry, ' 22. Time, 5 3 5 seconds. 5. Pole Climb— Record: White, W. W., ' 23, 4 4 5 seconds — First Place, White,, W. W., ' 23; Second Place, Keane, ' 23 ; Third Place, Dodd, ' 23. Time, 4% seconds. VII— GYMNASTIC EVENTS 1. Flying Rings— First Place, McHugh, ' 24; Second Place, Raymond, P. H., ' 23; ' Third Place, MacRae, ' 24. 2. Side Horse— First Place, Gillette, ' 24, and Berr.v, R. W., ' 24, Tied; Third Place, McHugh, ' 24. 3. Long Horse — First Place, Hertford, ' 23; Second Place, McHiigh, ' 24; Third Place, Berry, R. W.. ' 24. 4. Parallel Bars — First Place, McHugh, ' 24; Second Place, Gillette, ' 24; Third Place, Berry, R. W., ' 24. 5. Horizontal Bar — First Place, Ackerman, ' 24; Second Place, Lewis, T. E., ' 23; Third Place, Jamison, ' 23. VIII— TEAM EVENTS Medicine Ball Race— First Place, 1924; Second Place, 1922. Tug of War— First Place, 1924; Second Place, 1922. THE CHEER LEADERS four hiiiidred tircnty-two ' K mm g ' ' ii NAVY GAMES L3 [_: :d u L.i , -J i. ;j P I I I l ' I ) ' l ' r ' V ( I ' I L ' i ' y ' z four hundred twenty-three eAPTAH -FLMCT pK)T-B4IX As the 1921 season drew to a close it became self- (■ ident tliat the Xavy Game was to be an uphill battle. The power and speed of the Nav - machine was touted by sport writers throughout tiie East. In only one game had Navy ' s opponents been able to cross their goal, while the Army had lost twice during the season. To offset this advantage the Army coaching staff resorted to strat- egy. With two weeks of the season left, they altered the entire system of attack. Secret practices were the order of the day on the field and tiresome signal drills were held in the gym each evening. From it all grew a strength and power of attack hitherto undreamed of in the Army camp. E. L. Johnson K. N. Clark Smyth THE MEN ' WHO PL.WED Warren Mulligan Richards .Myirs W. C. White Greene (Capt.) H. G. Da D. G. Storck Olmsted (Mgr.) Lawrence four hutubed twenty-four Then the day arrived. The coaches and players knew the bag of tricks they held, knew the ability of our light, fast backs, and prayed for a dry field. But fate was on the side of the heaviest battalions, true to Napoleon ' s prediction. It rained in torrents all afternoon, making the Held the worst in the history of Navy Games. The notables in the gay crowd were soaked but none the less notable. The Corps and the Regiment, slithering and splashing around the field in their efforts to present the customary smart .appearance, were glad to break ranks and get into tiie stands. Even Nellie, the worthy brown mule, blinked her one good eye in disgust at the obvious favoritism of the weatherman. With the kickolf tlie aspect changes instantly. The Army received the ball and by rushes advanced it for fifty yards before the surprised Navy crew could slow them up. This amazing display of strength brought the Army rooters to their feet in a body. From that time on it was anybody ' s ;game. A long run in the second period and a penalty following put the Navy •within striking distance of our goal, and they carried it over for tlie only score in the game. The last half saw the strong Navy team gradually worn ■down, figliting. their backs to tlie goal, to stave off a tying score. In the last few minutes the Army carried the ball to the seven-yard line only to lose it on an intercepted pass. After a partially blocked punt, the smasliing advance was resumed again, but the whistle came too soon. A study of the game reveals two teams almost equal in attack and defense. Tlie Army was clearly superior in the kicking game, while neither ■opponent liad an opportunity to use its passing attack. The Navy was able to make good its cliance in the second |)eriod and scored. Thougli tlie Arnn- ■was unable to score when its opiiortunity came, it was the stronger team throughout the second lialf. Witli true Army fight it had met an eleven far ■superior to itself by reputation, liad fought it to a standstill, and had made every Navy man wish for tliat final whistle like he had never wisiied for anything before or since. THE GAME BY PERIODS First Qc. rter Army won tlie toss and chose the east goal. King of the Navy kicked forty-five yards diiwii tin- tiild to I ' nnih. . riiiy lined ii]) in kick formation. Storck — anoth four hundred twenty-fivt Richards ' skull can al- ways produce those few needed yards. s n — a quarter who comprises the most promising material on the reserve list. Smytlie received the ball and dashed around Navy ' s right end for twenty-five yards on the first play. Four tandems shot French and Lawrence forward eleven yards for a first down. Army was penalized and then the Navy, giving . rmy first down. French tried a pass to Woods, but the ball grounded. French drove through for four yards. On the fourth down, with two to go, Lawrence took the ball and made first down. Army now got into action quickly. Shifting and reshifting. making short gains but advancing steadilv, the ball was put on the Navy ' s thirty-yard line on the fourth down with five v ' ards to go. Here Garbisch, Army ' s giant tackle, was dropped back to attempt to kick a goal from placement. The ball traveled to the left of the goal-posts and the Navy touched back. This amazing display of strength on the part of the Army swept away all the popular preliminary estimates of the power of the two teams. On its twenty-yard line the Navy tried two forward passes, both of wliieh grounded, and Koehler punted. Woods returned the punt and forced the Navy to put the ball in play on its seventeen-yard mark. Navy adopted a running attack. Barchett and Koehler struck right and left, advancing ten yards for a first down. Koehler from a kick formation added five more. On the next formation Barchett broke through the Army line and went down the field twenty yards before French stopped him, thus preventing a touchdown. Cruise next gained nine yards and a series of short advances followed which placed the ball on Army ' s fifteen-yard line for second down at the end of the first quarter. Second Quarter The two teams exchanged goals. Army ' s line stiffened from end to end. Twice the Navy charged and twice they were thrown back without a gain. On the last down Barchett was given the ball. He hit the line with a tre- mendous smash, but gained not an inch. The great Navy had lost the ball on downs. Army kicked on the first down, forcing the Navy back to mid- field. The Navy was soon forced to return the punt and Army, kicking again, put the Navy on its own forty-yard line. Barchett, dashing around right end, evaded all the backs but French, who only downed liim after twenty yards had been gained. Navy gained and lost three yards, but an Army penalty gave them first down. Again the Navy started advancing steadily down the field, until the ball came to rest for a first down on Army ' s two- yard line. The sturdy Army eleven arose courageous!} ' to the emergency. Conroy and Barchett were both thrown back without gain, but on his next attempt Conroy slipped headlong through the line for a touclidown. King kicked the goal, making Navy 7, Army O. The half soon ended. W] fovr hundred twenty-six Third Quarter WTien the teams again took the field, Breidster of the Army kicked off to Barchett, who ran it back fifteen yards. In two more plays Navy again had first down, but were soon forced to kick by the Army. Soon, however, the Navy got the ball on a fumble and on the first line-up Barchett, from a kick formation involving a fake pass by Xoj-es, made another brilliant run of twenty-five yards and was again stopped by French. A penalty set the Navy back fifteen yards and forced them to punt. Woods returned the kick, putting the Navy on their twenty-yard line. From here they started another rapid advance, but lost the ball to Army on a fumble. Wilhide unlimbered a forward pass attack, but after two unsuccessful throws the Armv kicked. This time the Xavy played offside and the ball went to Army on the thirty- five-yard mark. The Nav}- line held against two assaults and Woods again punted. The ball traveled forty-five yards, crossing the Navy goal line for a second time in the game. From the twenty-yard line Xavy punted and the quarter ended. Fourth Qu. rter Right at the start of the fourth quarter Army lost the ball on a fumble. After a few short gains by the Xavj- Barchett once more tore off twenty yards. But here the Army stiffened and after four fruitless attacks the Xavy punted. Woods returned the punt and after more vain attempts to break through the Army line the Xavy kicked again. Twice more kicks were exchanged, send- ing the Xavy back to its twenty-five-yard line, where Barchett kicked. The ball was caught by Johnson, wlio ran it back ten yards. Then the ball was passed to Smythe, who dashed through the Xavy line and raced thirty-five yards to Xavy ' s twenty-eight-yard line, where he was downed by Koehler. The Army stands were in a riot. In three plunges French and Smytlie made thirteen more yards and a first down. A tackle by a Xavy forward caused a loss of eight yards, but a line plunge regained five. Here a forward pass was tried. Hamilton of the Xavy leaped into the air and intercepted the ball. The Army team was fighting like tigers. The Xavy was clinging to the ball as never before. Four downs were slowly exhausted. On the final down .McKee fell behind the Xavy ' s goal posts to punt. The punt was suc- cessfully delivered. As the ball struck the ground the whistle blew, and the game was ended. Williide— cool and lev- el-headed, a real quar- terback. C. T. Myers— a fast four hundred twenty-seven SSSETO As the tower clock struck tlie hour of five the cele- V bratioH started. It tolled three on the morning of the following, when the dying embers of a great fire and Capt. McEwan ' s memorable speech proclaimed the end. Furious and brilliant to the end the aftermath was worthy of a typical Navy game, hard fought until the ninth inning determined the victor. The usual colorful crowd witnessed the game, staged on a perfect day. The sun shining from a cloudless sky presented the Point at its best to the 12,000 partisan spectators. Destroyers and submarines anchored in the Hudson brouglit many Naval officers to the contest, balancing the large number of Army officers who had traveled from far-ofT posts. THE GAME IN DETAIL Fhsi Inning — N.wy Harris, first man up, walks and steals second. Pino struck out. Rawlings lined to Storck. who made a sensational one-handed catch, doubling up Harris unassisted. NO RUNS. NO HITS. First Inning — Army French flies out to Barcliett. Wilhide walked on balls. Smythe struck out. Wilhide stole second by a clever slide. Storck doubled safely over second base, Pino making a desperate try for a catch, knocking the ball down with his bare hand, Wilhide scoring. Stevenson grounded to Pino, who threw him out at first. ONE HIT. ONE RUN. Second Inning — Navy Humphreys walked and was thrown out trying to steal second. Stubbs was hit by a pitched ball. Barchett walked, putting Stubbs on second. On Poole ' s ringing single to center Stubbs scored. ! ' Captains Pino and Wilhide I four hundred twenty-eight ' Barchett holding second. Barcliett and Poole executed a double steal suc- cessfully. Hogan hit an easy grounder to Dabezies, who threw wide to Bonnet, Barchett reaching home. Poole and Hogan were safe on third and first. Hogan stole second. Fleming singled to right, scoring Poole. Hogan was cut down at the plate bv Stevenson ' s throw in. Harris grounded to Wilhide and was out, Wilhide ' to Dabezies. TWO HITS. THREE RUNS. Second Inning — Army Dabezies strolled to first on four wild ones. Daslier hit sharply through the box, the ball hitting Fleming on the shins and bounding near third base. Bonnet up. Hogan dropped a pitched ball and Dabezies was easily out try- ing to reach third. Dasher went to second. Bonnett fouled out to Hogan. With McGrath up Fleming tlirew over Fleming ' s head returning the pitch and Dasher started for third like a flash. Pino on the run made a remark- able one-handed pick-up and threw to Poole, retiring Dasher at third. OXE HIT. NO RUNS. Third Inning — Navy Pino up. McGrath could not locate the plate and Pino walked. McGrath removed from the box, Graigin put in. McGrath took Dabezies ' place at first. Rawlings, tlie first man to face the new pitcher, greeted him with a rousing triple to right center on the first ball over, scoring Pino. Humphreys hit a terrific line drive at Smythe in left field, who made a pretty catch. Rawlings scored after the catch. Stubbs singled to left. Barchett was hit by a pitched ball. Poole hit to Storck, who threw to Wil- hide at second. Tlie throw was late. When McGrath let Wilhide ' s tlirow get through Stubbs and Barcliett crossed lioiiie, but tlie iun|)ire waved tlie latter back to third, the ball having hit the Navy coacher at first. Poole was safe at second. Hogan hit a foul fly to McGrath, who doubled up Barcliett at the plate, attempting to score after tlie catch. TWO HITS. THREE RUNS. Third Inning — Ah.mv McGrath singled to Humphreys and reached second on his poor re- turn. French singled, McGrath going to third. French stole second. Wil- hide fanned out. Smvthe walked. Storck hit a high fly to Stubbs and McGratli was caught a ' t the plate. TWO HITS. NO RUNS. Fourth Inning — Navy Fleming hit weaklv to the box and was out, Craigln to McGrath. Harris f Dabezies can extend that reach of the bas- ketball floor to first and gets them all. 1 McGrath — the only man lost to the team fur the coming season. four hundred t venty-nm0 Mulligan pitched only a few games but has shown great promise. Rowland — a steady catcher but kept out by injuries during most of the season. was out. Craigin to McGratli. Pino singltd to center and stole second. Rawlings lined to Smvthe. Craigin pitching good and getting stronger. ONE HIT. NO RUNS. Fourth Inning — Army Stevenson took first on four wide ones. Craigin followed him with four more, putting Stevenson on second. Fleming was taken out and Niemyer put in the box. Stevenson was forced out at third by Dasher ' s bunt. Dasher was safe at first. Bonnet was hit on the elbow and walked, filling the bases. McGrath up, hit a fly to Harris, who muffled the ball. Craigin and Dasher scored when Poole let Harris ' throw go bj ' . Bonnet reached third and McGrath second. French flied out to Poole. Wilhide, with two balls and two strikes, hit a terrific drive into deep left field, the ball going into the crowd near C ' ullum Hall for a homer. The score was tied. At this point the Army mule broke loose and time was called till he could be corralled in center field. Smvthe, up next, walked. He was caught stealing second. Hogan to Pino. " OXE HIT. FIVE RUNS. Fifth Inning — N. ' iVY Humphreys lined out to Wilhide. Stubbs singled to right and stole second. Fifth Inning — Army Storck. the first man up, broke the tie by clouting a liome run over Harris ' head into the center field crowd. Great applause ! Stevenson and Craigin were retired by short ones to Barchett at short. Dasher singled, but Bonnet ' s liner into deep left was caught bv Rawlings. TWO HITS. ONE RUN. Sixth Inning — N.A.VY Hogan walked and Niemyer singled, both advancing on a wild pitch. Storck threw Harris out at first. Pino walked. Rawlings singled to left, scoring Hogan and again tying the score. Storck took Humphrey ' s mean bounder and nailed Niemver at the plate. Dasher caught Stubbs ' drive, retiring the side. TWO HITS. ONE RUN. Sixth Inning — Army Gaines now pitching for Navj ' . McGrath hit to Pino, who fumbled but recovered and got his man at first. French scratched a hit to Poole and by fast sprinting beat the throw to first. He stole second as Wilhide fanned. Smith drove a liner to Pino. ONE HIT. NO RUNS. TU] four htaidriil thirty Seventh Inning — Navy Barchett out, Storck to McGrath. Poole hit a slow roller toward first and Craigin made a pretty pickui), gathering the ball and beating Poole to the bag. Smythe drew in Hogan ' s high fly to left. NO HITS. NO RUNS. Seventh Inning — Army Storck tapped one to the box and was out, Gaines to Humphreys. Stev- enson singled to left center. Craigin hit to Gaines. Pino in his anxiety to touch second dropped the ball, both runners being safe. Craigin was caught napjjing at first. Dasher singled to short, Stevenson reaching third, where he was left when Rawlings speared Bonnet ' s drive. TWO HITS. NO RUNS. Eighth Inning — N.wy Gaines grounded to Storck and was out at first. Harris popped to Storck. Smythe made a beautiful catch of Rawlings ' drive in deep left center, robbing him of what looked like a home run. NO HITS. NO RUNS. Eighth Inning — Army McGrath hit in front of the plate and was out, Hogan to Humphreys. Pino took French ' s grounder and got iiim at first. Rawlings caught Wilhide ' s wallop into left. NO HITS. NO RUNS. Ninth Inning — N.wv Humphreys singled, but Craigin spoiled Stubbs ' attempted sacrifice, forcing Humphreys at second. Barchett flied to Craigin and Poole followed witli another to French. ONE HIT. NO RUNS. Ninth Inning — Ar.my Smythe singled to deep short and beat Barchett ' ;; throw, which went wild, letting Smythe reach second. Barchett knocked down Don Storck ' s hot single with his bare hand, Sinytiie reaching third. Stevenson ' s bunt fly fell safely just back of pitciier ' s Iwx, Gaines, Humj)hreys, Barchettt and Pino making a desperate effort to catch it and all four sprawling on the turf as Smvthe dashed over home jilate with tlie winning run. THREE HITS. ONE RUN. ARMY, 8; NAVY, 7. V G.ime— the Runt of the Sqiuid. Dasher completes the " Million Dollar " in- field and shows speed on the bases. four hundred thirty-on« somS t; VHE reveille gun ;innounced the arrival of February !.5tli. and everything; was set for the classic Army- Navy basketball clash at West Point. Captain Ridgway had dis- tributed the precious pasteboards with mechanical regularity, and the gymnasium was ready to stage the contest. Assembled for reveille that morning at various parts of the area were Army ball tossers destined to crash through with an Army victory, the first since the annual service game was inaugurated in 1920. Pro- ceeding to West Point from Annapolis was the Navy quintet, destined to give its last bit of fight to make this game all that Army-Navy games have always been — the acme of colorful, hard-fought and dazzlingly brilliant athletic contests. The Navy arrived in force at tlie West Shore Station on the l ' -2:-17, and were met by Man- agers Dowling, J. L. ; DeBardeleben and Lee, R. V., assisted by Cadets Kyle, Olmsted and Mad- docks. They were driven to the area of South Barracks witli the ceremony accorded visiting royalty, with the possible exception of the booming of the 75 ' s. Assembled in the area in mass formation to greet the future admirals was the Corps of Cadets. Upon coming into view the Middies were given a rousing Long Corps Yell, after which the Cadet Captains stepped forward to extend their welcome. Then the Middies were escorted to the gymnasium as the hour for the classic contest drew near. I¥l f four hundred thirty-two b The Xavy took the floor at 2 :45, and they had the eye of everybody. Their style indicated that their team was second to none, and that a hard task lay before the Army team. The Army squad came on the floor at 2:50. A wave of spontaneous applause and enthusiasm swept over the Army supporters. Coach Fisher sat on the bench with an eve ready to meet anj emergency that might develop. Referee Towers blew the whistle at 3 :00 o ' clock and the game was on. The Army fouled and McKee shot the goal for the Navy. The Armv ad- vanced the ball after the next toss-up, but lost it near the Navy basket. The Navy was unable to advance the ball and lost it on an out-of-bounds. Roosnia took a second pass from the outside and made a beautiful underhand toss for a basket — putting the score 2 to 1 in favor of the Army. The Na v fouled on a discontinued dribble and Roosma shot the goal. Neither team was able to score for the next minute or so. The ball was advanced one wav and the other at a deafening pace. The Army again fouled and McKee shot the goal. Soon afterwards the Navy was caught holding and Roosnia made tiie goal. After two more minutes of fast play the Navy called time out. On the tip-ofl " an Army guard play resulted in a goal. The play was jirol)- ablj- the most neatly executed of the game. Forbes scored the basket on this play from a fairly difficult angle. The Army fouled twice in succession and McKee shot both goals. The Army stands rose in support of the Army team and after three minutes of fast play Dabezies slipped down tlip centre of the floor for a dead sliot. Tiie Navy foiled twice so(m after this and Roosma made one and lost one. The Army called time out, and the Navy substituted Blue for Lyons. After resumption of play the Army fouled and McKee missed his first foul shot. The Navy had not thus far scored a basket from the field. A Navy guard intercepted an Army pass and Harris cut into the basket for an easy shot. The Navy braced after this and the intensity of the fight increased. The . rmy and Navy each fouled within Pabczics outjumped and outplayed a high- ly touted center dur- ing the whole game. Cadet .T. L. Bowling Manager. Storck, given bis chance he more than made good with a cou- ple of sensational bas- kets. four hundred thirty-three V- A Forbes showed the Navy crew how the running guard should be played. a minute of each other and both !McKee and Roosma made their cliances. Soon afterward the Army fouled again and .McKee missed for the second time. The play was brilliant at all times. It was impossible for an_v player to hold the ball long enough to pick out a person to whom he could pass accurately. The Navy defense remained right, but its advance at times was ragged. The Army forwards got well into Navy territory, but shot poorly. Their chances, however, were always marred by the consistent guard- ing of the Annapolis defense men. At times the Navy offensive plavs game down the floor at fine speed, but their passes were either intercei)ted by Woods or else their spare man was always caught just before shooting. The Army jumped well into the lead toward the end of the half, when Roosma made a goal from the floor outside the foul ring. Roosma added another point by a foul shot, and McKee added another for the Navy by the same route. Dowling pulled the trigger of the firelock and the half was ov r. Roosma kept up his high average of free throws-high scorer for tlie game. Woods— the backbone of the defense that held the Navy to one basket during the first half. four hundred thirty-four four hundred thirty-five Ii4 cfenolDlebgmcnt IX THE making of this Howitzer tin- Editorial Staff has endravored to jirint a true year-book of the Corps of Cadets. Sucli a book, to ))roperly represent the Corps, must come from that body, and not be merely a conglomerate mass of material taken from the works of others, or the use of outside material from books and persons. Ratlier. we have tried to use the Corps as our working body and to obtain the material from them rather than from the sources mentioned above. It has been necessary to call on a great number of men in the Corps to help out, and, without exception, those men have done their share whole-heartedly and without glory except that which comes from the thought of v.ork well done. Such is their service. The Howitzer Board of ]9 ' 2 ' 2 needs extend the acknowledgment of a deep appreciation of their services: To Frank Dorn, ' 23, for his colored ] osters, his art contributions, and for his advice in the matters of art and color, whicli have helped so much to make the book a success. To Shephard, ' 23, who lielped to arrange and compile the graduate section of liis class. To Parmly, ' 24, for the art work that he has so generously given. To Bob Dewey, ' 24, who has acted as " steno " for the whole staflF. His work has been invaluable. To Major Hibbs for his kind help and patience in working with the Staff, not as a censor, but rather as a helpful and constructive cr itic. To the host of men in the Corps who have helped in numerous small ways. To those above, it is hard to repay with the shake of the hand and a " Thank you " for all tiiat you have done for the Howitzer, but your work will well speak for itself. 1 he thought and the spirit of true service is behind such work. The Editor. four hundred thirty-tix Il J Aduerlisements Jo our Advertisers, we, the members of the Howitzer staff, in behalf of the Class of Nineteen Twenty-two and the Corps of Cadets, wish to express our appreciation of the loyal aid and gen- uine co-operation that has made possible this yearly record of our life at the military academy. 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Hartford, Conn. •••., The cover of this 1922 HOWITZER is a product of The David J. Molloy Company Creators and Manufacturers of Book and Catalog Covers CLEVELAND lo Superior Arcade CHICAGO 2857 N. Western Ave. NEW YORK 874 Broadway Ask Your Printer for Details and Prices " ONE SAYS " A. B., II. Area Bird. An individual walking punishment tours in tlie area. A cadet on exhibition sentinel duty. AB AKliA. II. The court-yard of l)arraclis. The foul yard. B. A., II. Busted . ristocrat. One reduced to ranks bv slug. B-. CHE, i: To complain, to talk. B-. CHE, n. The explanation of an offense. A useless thing. I?-. CHEH, II. One who is continually talking. BEAST, II. (Obsolete.) . new cadet. BEAST BARRACKS, ii. (Obsolete.) The domicile of a beast. That part of barracks used during the spring round up. B-ESSY, adj. Having a flow of B. S. Addicted to the use of flowery language. B. J., adj. Bold before June. Fresh. Especially adapted to plebes. BL. CK BOOK, H. Regulations U. S. M. A. The Supreme Law of the Kavdet. BLASE, adj. Indifferent. BLL ' E BOOK, n. The ten (thousand) commandments. BONE, r. To study. A diversion for cadets. — Check Ixiok, to strive to beat the Cadet Store. — dis, to be good. To please or avoid the Tac Depart- ment. — files, to seek to attain higher academic standing. — make, tn seek chevrons. — muck, to frequent the g.vm for exercise. BONOID, II. One who seeks intimacy with the . cademic Departments. BOODLE, II. Candy, cakes, or other eatables. BOODLER ' S, n. The Confectioner ' s Store. BOOT-LICK, V. To a " commodate a superior unnecessarily. BOOT-LICK, n. A drag; a stand-in; a pull. BRACE, i. e., to assume a military position with the chin slightly drawn in and the shoulders back. BR. ACE, n. The correct military position for a plehe. (Now obsolete.) BL ' CK, II. 1. Not a cadet officer. -2. . n enlisted man. Bl ' GI.E, I ' , ' lo hold silent conversation with a lilackboard for a whole recitation perio l to keep from being called upon to recite. BL ' MP, r. To impinge a cadet against a tree or post a numl er of times as a punishment for a capital cadet crime. BULL, II. Bull Durham, tobacco. . cadet ' s only friend. Bl ' ST, r. To reduce to ranks as a buck. Ex.: " He that displeaseth the Com shall be tuisted. " B. S., n. British Science; the English language; Barracks satire. Rl ' TT. n. . part of a whole, as a Initt of a skag, or a butt of a month. CIT, II. A civilian; a person not in the army. One igno- rant of military affairs, but so proficient a,s to be able to re ' eive a commission in the army without being a cadet. CITS, n. Civilian clothing. That uniform that is permitted to remain only in a cadet ' s trunk. Con CONS., It. Confinements. A period of meditation or reverie given to cadets per com in which they are requested to remain in their quarters. CORP, n. A corporal. 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D. T., II. Double Time. To take up a , to take up a run. DL ' CROT, n. Mr. , a name applied to an unknown per- son. A bright member of the plebe class. DU.MGUARD, n. See Ducrot. DUFI,ICKIT, n. See Ducrot. Dr.MJOHX, II. See Ducrot. :a ' FSKME FEMME or FEM., «. A young lady. FESS, «. A failure. A whole zero. FILE, n. Any male person, generally in the military ser- vice. FIND, I ' . To discharge on account of an academic failure. The walking papers of P-Echols. FLIRTATION, n. The West Point Lover ' s Lane. That path from the Bachelor Building around Gee ' s point and up to the monument. FORMATION, n. L A military gathering. 2. A queer predicament between two persons. FRIED EGG, n. The Coat of Arms of the Corps of Cadets, worn upon the cap. GOAT, «. First from the bottom, or last. GROU.N ' D SCOUT, n. Cadet taking an afternoon stroll around the Reservoir or Flirtation. GRIND, II. Something funny. A bum joke. GROSS, adj. Deprived of intelligence. Wooden. GROWLEY, V. To blush deeply. GUOWI.EY, , tlL ' M, r. To thing. Hl ' .LL-C.lTS, «. Tlie musicians of the Fife and Drum t ' ori)s. The sweet reminders of the dawn. IlEf.L DODGERS, h. Members of a sect who bone Silver Hay and frequent the Y. M. C. A. meetings. HI ' E, r. 1. To understand. 2. To catch in the act of a breach of discijiline. HOP, II. A cadet dance attended by officers. IIINDUEDTH NIGHT. A play given by cadets on the IDdtli night before June 1st each year. l.M.MORTALS, «. The last section. " The goats. LAUNDRY SPIKE, n. A large pin— generally. L. P., V. To sting; to play a mean trick. L.P 1,. 1 ' ., II. 1. Lady of the Post. 2. Anything that is un- desirable. LLMITS, n. Cadet limits upon the reservation. The limits of our prison. The territory beyond which our great White Father says we .shall not go. MAKE, II. . cadet officer or non-commissioned officer. The Corn ' s own. .M. KINGS, n. The ingredients of a skag. .M. X, i To do a thing perfectly. MAX, II. . perfect accomplishment; maximum. A " three " in a recitation. MUY BIEN, adi (Sp.) Very well; a 1,5; between a " max " and a " fess. " MISSOURI NATIONAL, n. An air which when whistled is supposed to produce rain. MUCK, II. Muscle, strength. (). C, II. Officer in Charge. Daily Editor-in-Chief of the skin list. (). D., II. Officer of the Day. The O. C. ' s first able assist- ant. O. c;., II. Officer of the Guard. . ' cadet detailed to take a ua]) in North Guard House. OUDF.RLY, II. A cadet responsible for the condition of th( room. The room cor]ioral. P., ». A Professo " . p.c.s. p. ( ' . S,, II. Previous Condition of Servitude. P. I).. II. . Pennsylvania Dutchman. ) i MAIN PLANT GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY SCHENECTADY N.Y. TRANSPORTATION A Gateway to Progress There it stands — a simple forty-foot gateway but unlike any other in the entire world. Through it have come many of the engineering ideas that have made this an electrical America. The story of electrical development begins in the Research Laboratories. 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A delusion; a day dream. 2. A snap. PI.EBE. II. A Fourth Classman. A cadet who is cruelly hazetl at West Point. P. .M. E., n. Practical Military Engineering. The science of pile driving, balk carrying, heaving ropes, etc. PODUXK, II. 1. The large city of three hundred inhabi- tants from which a cadet comes. 2. The periodical pub- lished at a cadet ' s home stating the condition of health of cows and chickens or the wonderful deeds of valor of the cadet. POLICE, r. To discard, to clean up, to throw away (pas- sive), to he tossed into the tan hark. POOP, r. To memorize blindly or to quote verbatim. POOP, II. A speech, a thing to be memorized. 2. A first section cadet. POOP-DECK, n. The upper deck of the Guard House upon which the captains of our destiny stand to supervise our daily routine of affairs and to collect items for the skin list. " PR ED, ji. Predecessor. The man whose shoes we are sup- posed to fill. P. S., f. To spoon or visit on the post. QUILL, V. To skin needlessly. REVERSE, 71. . condition the opposite to a boot-lick. HUN-IT-OUT, r. To quit our liap| y home on an unofficial leave. 1! UX-IT-ON, STEP OUT, V. To take up a walk a little faster than a double time. SUB-DIV, n. 1. A part of barracks. SUPE, n. The Superintendent U. S. M. A. The supreme high mogul. He who di ' ides the goats upon his left and the sheep upon his right. TOBASCO SAUCE, n. The mythical food of the hazed. To take a mcin advantage of. To Sfoom Ur SPOON UP. To — , to try to ontguc-ss the T. D. SPOONY, adj. Attractive, neat in appearance. SALLY POUT. II. The north, east and west entrances to the area. East — the traditional entrance and exit to " Hell-on-the-Hudson. " SAMMY, n. A mess-hall mola.sses without (?) flies. SKACi, II. Cigarette a la West Point. SKIX, r. To report for :iii offense. SKIN, II. . delinquency report. A personal item upon the skin list. SKIN LIST. II. The delincpiency list. ' ITie l)iH)k in which Gabriel writes our sins. SLUM, n. A mess-hall dainty politely called lamb stew. SOIREE, i To bother; to inconvenience. SOIREE, «.. An unpleasant function; a tea. SOUND OFF, V. To talk aloud; to make a noise. SOUND OFF, n. A manner of talking. SPECK, r. To memorize without understanding. SPECK, n. 1. One who memorizes. . ' . Anything to be memorizefl. Tac One of the shapers of our The House of Lords at TAC, «. . Tactical Officer destiny. T. D., II. The Tac DeiJartment. West Point. TENTH, n. One thirtieth of the maximum mark. The chips with which we play our daily game of existence. The small mite sought by tlie poor bonoid. TENTHOID, n. A cadet who fights for a high mark in the section n)om. He who would give his kingdom for a tenth. TIE UP, r. To make a miserable liotch of anything. TIE-l ' P, »i. A mistake; a miserable mess. TOURS. II. Punishment awarded cadets. Pleasant Wednes- day and Saturday afternoon walks up and down the area given by iienndssion of tlie Tac. An exhibition guard tour. TURNBACK, n. A cadet turned back t i tlie class below on account of deficiencies. A person desiring to com- plete his course in five years instead of four. WOODEN, iidj. Devoid of intelligence; stupid. WHIT. II. A written examination or recitation. A quiz. ; ' V ' YEARLING, n. A third classman, whose June comes in 1095 days. YsAnLINC A yearling is a cadet Gloves Bridles Purses Wallets Bill Folds Portfolios Suit Cases Travelling Bags Tobacco Pouches Spurs Trunks Saddles Leggings Card Cases Cigar Cases Toilet Cases Cigarette Cases Equestrian Goods Purchases may be made from the Mark Cro ss Company either in person or by mail. MARK CROSS COMPANY 253 Broadway (.Ofip. 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Manufacturers of Gyro - Compasses Gyro -Ship Stabilizers Navigational Instruments Gun Fire Control Apparatus Naval, Commercial and Military Searchlights Contractors to U. S. x rmy and Navy James Moore BOOT-MAKER 21 West 47th Street New York City Formerly at 44 West 37th Street Specialist in Military Boots Since 1863 Tuis Firm has had the privi- lege of catering to the wants and desires of every man or woman who has resided at The West Point Army Post. We are proud to serve such a representative and discriminat- inj cHentele. John Schoonmaker Son " A Reliable Store " Newburgh-on-Hudson New York LINWOOD INN (Adjacent to U. S. Mihtary Academy) is reserved exclusively For Cadet ' s Friends Thanksgiving 100th Night Graduation MRS. S. J. MAHER, Mgr. HIGHLAND FALLS NEW YORK Henry V. Allien Co. 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Thousands upon thousands of our student friends have remembered us after bidding farewell to their Alma Mater, and are coming to us day after day for their Wedding Invitations, Dance Programs, Business Stationery, Calendars, Bonds and Certificates, as well as all their Engraving and Printing requirements. E. A. WRIGHT COMPANY Engravers — Printers — Stationers PHILADELPHIA Salesrooms, Offices and Factory : Broad and Huntingdon Sts. The Chas. H. Elliott Co. The Largest Colleiie Enyrtiv ' nuj House in tlie World Wedding Invitations Calling Cards Comm encement In ' itations Class Day Programs Class Pins and Rings Dance Programs and Invitations Menus Leather Dance Cases and Covers Fraternity and Class Inserts for Annuals Fraternity and Class Stationery School Catalogs and Illustrations Seventeenth Street rind Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia BAUSCH LOME STEREO BINOCULARS New and improved line — American-made glasses of unsurpassed quality — featured by large objec- tives, compactness, durability and highest optical efficiency. Write for descriptive booklet Bausch Ipmb Optical (o. NEW YORK WASHINGTON SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO ROCHESTER. N.Y. London Makers of Microscopes, Photographic Lenses, Balopti- cons. Range Finders, Automobile Lenses and other High-Cjrade Optical Products. When purchasing motor oil, look for the orange-and-black Veedol sign. VEEDOL LUBRICANTS Resist Heat It your car is your hobby, mention The Howritzer and we shall gladly send you a copy of our latest book, " 70 Ecoriomies for the Motorist " TIDE WATER OIL Sales Corporation 11 Broadway New York LIFE ENDOWMENT Army and Navy Contracts ISSUED BY The Travelers Insurance Company LIFE DEPARTMENT Hartford, Conn. ORGANIZED 1863 Assets .... Reserves and other liabilities Capital .... Surplus .... Life Insurance in Force $7,500,000 $10,188,905 $219,005,682 $201,316,777 $17,688,905 $1,756,489,826 Unrestricted as to residence, travel, or occupation. No permit required for military or naval service or tropical residence. Immediate payment of one-half face of contract on notice of death of insured, signed by the Adjutant-General, U. S. Army. S. p. FICKLEN, General Agent Suite 635-639 Woodward Building Corner Fifteenth and H Streets WASHINGTON, D. C. A. A. GORDON West Point Representative I 1 . ■• 11 WEST 42d STREET between sth and 6th avenues NEWARK TRUNK COMPANY Manufacturers of TRUNKS and LEATHER GOODS NEW YORK ' ' Where the Blazed Trail Crosses the Boulevard " QFFICERS ' field and dress boots, leggings and shoes — blankets, bedding and duffle bags — camp conveniences and travel necessities. Sport clothes and mufti head- quarters for Army and Navy men. dbcrcrombie Fitch Co Ezra H. Fitch, President MADISON AVENUE and 45th STREET NEW YORK Greatest Sporting Goods Store in the Wnrld McEnany Scott Army and Navy Uniforms and Equipment HIGH GRADE CIVILIAN CLOTHES Our Specialty " Elastic No. 500 " 12 West 46th Street New York Telephone Bryant 5961 IN LOVE OR WAR AT YOUR SERVICE- COMMON SHNSE BINDER Adopted by the United States Army lor holding loose-leaf sheets. Will hold from 1 to 500 sheets securely. HFTY STOCK SIZES ASA L. SHIPMAN ' S SONS Established 1837 NEW VOKK. N V When visiting West Point stay at The West Point Arms Just off the Post (on Cadet Limits) Cadets and their friends always welcome Highland Falls, New York I il Do You Like to Draw? COPY THIS SKETCH Then drop around to the Office and draw — Four and Five Five and Ten A good Slug Let us take up your spare time — A little advice from us will enable you to B walk away with everything. B B " Justice is perhaps the greatest of all things " — Blackstone. Distinctively Styled Here, for particular men and young men, are clothes of that marked individuality and style-merit for which our designers and tailors are famous — splendidly fine varied new assortments — Every New Style, Weave and Color We are ready to measure you. ALEX. GOLDBERG NEWBURGH, N. Y. ESTABLISHED 1890 THE NATIONAL MARKET GRIOT FISCHER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL puttijeriS anb poulterers! SEA FOOD, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 852-3rd Ave., S. W. Cor. 52nd St. NEW YORK 20 and 22 North Broadway YONKERS TELEPHONES, PLAZA . " TELEPHONES, YONKERS f54O0 5401 5402 5403 6549 i86s 1( 22 UNIFORM CLOTHS Finest Quality Only Dress Cloths, Elastique, Overcoatings, Doeskin, etc. Olive Drab, Sky Blue, Cadet Gray, Navy Blue, etc. Also High-Grade Civilian Overcoatings WORUMBO COMPANY 334 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y. r yS a charming lA personality tt-. i enlists ad- miration, the ■■ charm of dig- 11 nified model- I Ik iJ g ' clothes creates favor- able impression. All our clothes, for young men, are fashioned in con- formity with the dictates of good form. Rich fabrics, modest pattern- designs and re- fined tailoring. Summer provision ready. Mail service. Brokaw Brothers r Hays Buckskin Gloves nxuib teven years specialiEini back of every pair of H ne Buckskin is the s;itisf:ictory . ' ieli-cled Buckskin for w arinj the production of Hays Buck- I you buy. ?love. No other leather liialities, warmth and The " Hays Button " on a glove is your guarantee that the leatlier is selected First Quality. The " Superseam stamp in a Hays Glove indicates that special stitrhing: construi ' tion is used — that the scams will not ravel— even thdugh the threiid is cut or broken. THE DANIEL HAYS COMPANY _), -00 2 :; . AUTOGRAPHS Attaching one ' s autograph signifies per- sonal responsibility. The Spalding Auto- graph or Trade Mark on an athletic implement expresses the pride and con- fidence that we ha e in its construction. Complete Equipment for Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Track — Every Athletic Sport. A. G. SPALDING BROS. 126 Nassau St. New York 2. Fifth Ave. Stores in all large cities of the United States and Canada Plumbin 2 Fixtures Pipe Black Steel BATH TUBS LAVATORIES Galvanized SHOWERS Brass WATER CLOSETS Fillings Cast Iron LAUNDRY TUBS SINKS Malleable BATH ROOM Brass ACCESSORIES Valves Brass Iron Boilers Radiators BEHRER ETC. Hi- l-.l. l-dl ' .M .1 ,lll timi-S t: ' larrx a comflcic and -widely iissorlcd slock of supplies for I ' lumlnnf. .SteiUiitittiiig ani kindred trades COMPANY, Inc. 77-81 lieckmaii Stret XEW nKK, . V. t 257 Burnet Street . K V BRUNSWICK. N.J. r ORRECTNESS of style and perfection of quality are permanently associated with Weber and Heilbroner Clothing, Haberdashery and Hats. Weber aQ Heilbroner ' 241 Broadway 43nd and Madison ,145 r.roadway 44th and Broadway 775 Broadway 1363 Broadway •1185 Broadway ' Clothing n( these stores BROOKLYN: " 381 Fu ' .ton St.. Bor NEWARK: 800 Broad St, ISO Nassau 20 Cortlan •JO Broad L A-.. A Note of Appreciation Ft )R twenty-five years it has been our privilege to equip many West Point Athletic Teams, including players who have become famous on athletic fields. The completion of our quarter-century seems a fitting time to express personal appreciation for the business West Pointers have given us and which we have endeavored to deserve by the quality and character of the supplies we furnished and the special attention we have given to filling their orders with promptness and accuracy. Officers and men who have left West Point and have continued as our patrons know that we are living up to the Taylor time-honored policy, " Quality and Service for the Army. ' p j ' JS or ALEX TAYLOR CO., INC. 22 East 42nd Street NEW YORK CITY We will be glad to place you on our mailing list for latest catalogs Phones, Walker 6860-6861 Waterman Co. Wholesale Dealers Fancy Fruits and Vegetables Importers Exporters 47-49 Harrison Street New York Manufacturers of Shirts and Pajamas for Military Academies and Schools JULIUS SIMON Incorporated New York, N. Y. Fourteen Years ' Experience in writing Life Insurance, exclusively for Officers of the United States Army and Cadets of the U. S. M. A., has qualified me to give the best information obtain- able on this subject I refer to a long list of officers, in all branches of the service, among whom are a large number of Instructors and recent Graduates of West Point, who have purchased Insurance through this office. James Reynolds Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Skillkrafters Incorporated " Honor Quality and Sincere Service " SCHOOL AND COLLEGE Engraiers, Stationers, Jewelers COMMENCEMENT AND WEDDING INVITATIONS, CLASS AND FRATERNITY PINS AND RINGS DANCE PROGRAMS, MENUS AND FAVORS, DIE STAMPED STATIONERY Samples on request Philadelphia Pennsylvania [•58651 Telephones 5866 Franklin 1 5867 J Established 1836 PETTIT REED Wholesale Dealers BUTTER, EGGS AND CHEESE Nos. 38 Sf 40 NORTH MOORE ST. NEW YORK Telephone Frankh ' n 2300-2301 Attract the eye tempt the taste and satisfy the stomach. THAT ' S OUR BUSINESS. Burton Davis Co. Commissary supplies of every description. 28-30 North Moore Street New York ! 1 1 1 1 i i 1 1 j J J 1 f i i 1 i ! I ! 1 ! ! 1 1 i i 1 1 1 1 .. ••- _ STETSON Officers ' BOOTS for Dress and Service SHOES for Military and Civilian Wear Accessories STETSON SHOPS, Inc. 5 East 42nd Street at Fifth Avenue, (Mail Order Dep.) Broadway at 45th St., Hotel Astor 143 Broadway at Liberty St. Distributors of the products of The Stetson Shoe Co., Inc. South Weymouth, Mass. Phones, 25-26 Stephen M. Bull, Inc. WHOLESALE GROCER Front Street, Corner Fifth NEWBURGH, N. Y Tel: Newburgh 1698 J. w. Brundage Sons Wholesale Tobacconists 194 Broadway Newburgh New York PALATINE HOTEL NEWBURGH, NEW YORK CARL JVILLMSEN, Manager On direct auto route from West Point via the new Storm King Highway cAmericas foremost fine candy Telephone 1583 Rector Louis H. Markowitz SUITE 320 136 Liberty Street New York DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY CHARMS TROPHIES COLLAR DEVICES CLASS PINS CLASS RINGS CLUB PINS BADGES MEDALS CELLULOID NOVELTIES " IF I MADE IT IT ' S RIGHT " Athletes ' Tanch! Do you want to be a cave-man? Of course you do. Then why not take our course in intra-mural athletics? RUNTS! Murder them. RUNTS! Maim them. RUNTS! Mangle them. We have an unlimited supply of these little creatures on whom you may practice with absolutely no danger to yourself. As you become proficient in the use of brass knuckles and the blackjack, to say nothing of the lacrosse stick, you may increase the size of the victims until, as an expert thug, you may be without fear of man or beast. Can You Head a Soccer Ball With Your Nose? Can You Stop a Lacrosse Ball With Your Teeth? Can You Take a Well-placed Kick on the Shin? If not there must be something wrong with your make-up. One of our successful pupils, M. Hammeyer, says, " I used one of your lacrosse sticks recently and in accordance with the principles taught by you succeeded in felling a man twice my size. T merely swung it around my head three times before anointing him with it, and he dropped like a log. " WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE YOU CAN DO! WRITE TODAY! Baseball — Football — Tennis — Golf — Socker — Lacrosse — Track Ask for our free booklet " 1001 JJays of Giving a Black Eye " THE INTRA- MURALS! The Best Defense Is the Offense! If your neighbors annoy you by playing their Victrolas, get one of your own. My records are guaranteed to upset the best-regulated of house- holds and to wake the heaviest of sleepers. HEAR— •The Brazen Blast " By the famous West Point Heavenly Pussies. A splendid thing to take on furlough or gradu- ation leave, as a matin musicale. I also sharpen old needles for first-classmen boning check book. MILLER The Cadet Restaurant Half a century ' s experience as manufacturers of Precision Instruments enables us justly to claim superiority for our product. K E Transits, Levels, Tapes, etc., are used on every big engineering job, and our optical instruments, such as Spy Glasses, Rangefinders and Periscopes, hold a fine record in Army and Navy. Scud for our new catalog and 1922 Solar Ephemeris KEUFFEL ESSER CO. NEW YORK, 127 Fulton street General Ofllce and Factories, HOBOKEN, N. J. Drawing Materials. Mathemati(»l and Surveying Instruments. Measuring Tapes MOORE INGLESE Custom Bootfnake?-s 54 West 4r)th Street, N. Y. C. Mr. W. Oliver Moore announces Riding Boots of superb quality In association with Mr. Inglese, his former patrons may expect a higher degree of skill than ever before. The standard in quality in furnishings for 67 years Charles P. Rogers Co., Inc. 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Drive and Smash; it insures absoluteW perfect balance aid absorbs the crashing, smashing jolt and shocks that split rackets at the shottlder. Thanks for the lip, BiUI I ' m going to get one -th a, vatch my anolte! Buy from the Cadet store. Write us for catalog of tennis and golf equip- ment. Skates. Shoes. Skis. Athletic Shoes. Etc. HARRY C. LEE CO. 10 Warren Street NEW YORK Peal Go. 487 OXFORD STREET LONDON, ENGLAND Bootmakers by A ppointment to H.M. KING GEORGE V and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Visit the Principal U.S. MILITARY STATIONS and THE ACADEMY Each Year The Americana Follows the Flag GP:NTLEIVIEN, let us remind you that the AMERICANA is a West Pointer like yourselves! It has attended the Academy — kept a good stiff line on the reference shelves — never failed — been a constant help — and staff — and inspiration! You ' re familiar with it, and that ' s a lot! Don ' t break that friendship! 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