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I ' iivi ' Ji W ' . J ' J it o t I ! ' ■; ' -:•.• V, I nMnnniQ) iiE sn d: D Bin mn gg pH. msmmmom wt mi mm of ' im worn QBTOET fflSW or Mffl m TO LED fli Mm am m iron won w mmf[ DrMGEOrOIiCOlIITErM mm DO IE THE Om Of 1928 DEDJG E m X 1 JA FOREWORD IT has been the purpose underlying this volume to portray to our readers something of the spirit that has lent to the profession of arms its dignity and prestige, enhanced as it is by hundreds of years of the noblest traditions and enriched by the contributions of the most noted characters of all history .... We of the Academy, who have just completed four years here in the midst of trying circumstances, when conditions were unsettled and innovations the thing of the moment, are apt to have a clouded vision of what the Service means and to cherish but slight ambitions for its future .... You of the outer world, undisturbed by any present thoughts of danger, and for- getful for the time of the great obligations you owe to a well- established military safeguard, may be prone to close your eyes to the value of that Service .... If the theme that has actuated the authors of this present volume has caught the fancy of either of us to the extent that our Service may be better under- stood, and so fostered, then our efforts will not have been in vain. I x ■ ■mmmMm i|I1| " i:im;ii;! llHliihiiili;!: iiliiliilll I V 1 1 1 wMLzzzzznim ' iiiiii;;;g- : ::, :: „..;:. : i,;;;iiii:iiilll 1 Views 2 Administration 3 Organization 4 Classes 5 Athletics 6 Humor 7 Social 8 Adivities 9 Advertisements { c The Library Trophy Point y Washington Monument Hudson Highlands The Catholic Chapel Cidlur?! Hall T n I 1 The Administration and Academic Departments of the United States Military Academy 1922-1923 I 1 [33] iJJ ' I 1 I BRIGADIER GENERAL SLADEN MI|IM1M!III|II! ' I ' " .| " " ' ...M|.:i|m.|(]n|m lilliiiiiiiiiili:!:,,, !. :..:..■ I. .. iilliliilllliil M- 1.1 I United States Military Academy SUPERIXTEXDKXT AND COMMANDANT Hhk; ADiKH (iioxKHAi, Fui:i) W. Si. ADEN ' , ( ' . S. Arinii. ' ' JO-Xo. 27 I I FA ' KRAl. SLADEX v:is Mppointcd ;is a cadcl, . S. M. A., ill lSS,- I ' l-oin Xcliraska and f ratliialed in 18!)0, .staiidiiii; ' 27 in his class. His many stations and assignments were as follows: Second Lieutenant, Fourteenth Infantry, 1890, at Vancouver Barracks, Wasli., and Puysolhi]) Indian Reservation, Wasli., to 1897; First Lieutenant, Fourth Infantry, 1897; .Vi(le-de-cami) to Brig. Gen. E. S. Otis, 1897; Hc|., Dei)t. of Colorado, 1897 1898; Ilq., Dept. of Pacific and Eighth Army( ' ori)s, 1898; Hcj., Div. of Philii)|)ines, 1898 -1900; Cap- tain, Eighth Infantry, 1899;We.st Point, X.Y., 1900-1904; Instructor, Dvpt. of Tactics, v. S. M. A., 1900; Acting Adjutant, U. S. M. A., 190-2; Vancouver Barracks, 190-1-1907; detailed to General Staff Corps, 1907; Washington, D. C. 1908-1911; Secretary, (ieneral Staff Cor|)s, 1908; West Point, N. Y., 1911-1914; Commandant of Cadets, U. S. M. A., 1911; Major, Eleventh Infantry, 1911; Tientsin, China, 1914-1916; Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, lOKi; San Diego and San Francisco, 191() 1917; Temporary Colonel of In- fantry, 1917; Brigadier General, Xational Army, 1917; Office Chief of Staff, 1917 to March, 1918; ( ' (mimanding Fifth Brigade, Third Division, at Ca mj) Merritt, N. J., to April 6, 1918; France to X ' ovemher lo, 1918; Colonel, Infantry, 1918; Brigadier General, v. S. Army, 19 ' -20; on march into (ierniany and in (ierniany with Army of ()ccu])ation and . merican Forces in Germany to 19 ' -21; Fort Sheridan, 111., Oc ' toher. 19 ' 21, to .V|)ril, 19 ' 2 ' 2; Siii)eriiitcn(lent, I ' . S. M. . ., West Point. N. Y., since July 1, 19 ' 2 ' 2. He connnanded the Fifth Brigade of the Third Division throughout the ])eri()d of its activities during the World War and j)articii)ated in all of its operations. He is po.s.sessor of the following decorations and service medals: Croix de (iiierre, with Palm; D. S. M., D. S. C., Officer of the Legion of Honor (French); Croce al Merito di (iiierra (Italian); Medal of La Solidaridad (Panama); Spanish War; Philippine Cam|)aign; Victory Medal with six clasps. x zfflmiiii I COLONEL TIMBERLAKE MAJOR CUBBISON MAJOR LEWIS I I IM.I, HK ' l NOLDS CAPTAIN .NKVLAXU [36] liii " iliiii»Ml ! ..i. .:::.M.i..ii!M i! 1 ' Zl smiii]it I I 1 Military StafF Ma.ioh IIknui 15. l,i: is. Ad.utant (iEX?:KAi . Adjiitanl of llic Military A a(k ' iiiy and ol ' (he Post. Secretary of th( Acadeniie Hoard ' l.S-No. (i(i ( ' ai tai Rohkut R. Xkyi.am), .Ik.. Coups ok ExciiNEERs, Assistant and IVrsonnei Adjutant: Intelliuence Officer; Recreation Officer; Prison Officer " KJ-Xo. ' 28 Colonel Edw aud J. Tlmdeklake, C. A. ( ' .. Quartermaster; Disliursinj; aTid Construct inn Quartermaster at the Military Academy; Finance Officer. " !), ' 5-No. 10 Majok Don.vli) C. CrniiisoN, F. A.. Treasurer of the Military Academy; Quartermaster and Commissary for the Cor|)s of Cadets ' 04- Xo. oH CoLOXEL Frederick P. Reynolds, Medical Corp.s, Surjieon; M. O., I ' ni- versity of Penn.sylvania ! 0 Captain Clayton E. Wheat, l ' . S. A., Cha])lain. I I - MA.IOR KIMBALL CAPTAIN HUDXUT tAPTAIX BATHURST CAPTAIN RIDGWAY CHAPLAIN WHKAT CAPTAIN COURSEN x€ MAJOR HOGE ilii!iii;iilil;i ' ! ' !ii:;ii!-!! i!Niiiii!!i?!ii rA i- [38] I I Officers on Duty at Headquarters, U. S. M. A. : Ia.I()1{ Donald C. ( ' ihhison, F. A., Post Kx(liaiii;v Officer " 04 Majoh Charlks a. Dhavi), Im anthv, Assistanl lo (iu;irl(Miii;isl(-r; I versity of lVinisyl aiii:i Ma.k.k Ai.LKN R. KiMiiAM,, Q. M. ( " .. Assistaiif to giiMrfcniiastcr Captain Hknjamin F. Uogk. ( valuy. Assisfaiif fo (iiiarlcrmasfcr. . Captain Dkan IIidni t. F. A., Assistant to QuarteriiiastiT Captain Frank C. Scokieli), C. A. C, Assistant to Qnaiterniaster. Captain Roiskrt M. IJatiiirst, F. A., Assistant to Tieasiiifr and fo V No. .-.S " (i:! •ll-No. ( () ' 14-No. 95 •Ui-No. .- •l(i No. 1()() Fxclianuo ()ffi •17 No. Captain Matthew B. RiwavAY, Infantry, (iraduate Manager of Atli- leti Captain Fdcar C. Coursen, Jr.. Q. M- C., Assistant to Quarterniasfer First Lieutenant Philip Eoner, . S. . .., Teacher of Music Miss Marcjery Hedinckh. Librarian (-21 March, 1!KM) Frederick C. L YEK. Or-anist and Choirmaster (1-2 ALiy. lOlli •17-No. r,( I I x JT -a. ;i9 | " " r i r " : I Uf ! ' ... " I E= I I ' A x Department of Tactics COMMANDANT OK ( ' A1)1 ;TS M .i(M RoiiKKT M. Daxkohi), r. S. A. (F. A.).... " 04 No. . ' i:i MA.IOH DAN ' IOUI 1,1 1,1 M M M M M M M Major Ekxkst .1. Dawlkv, Fikld Aktii.- LKKV Major Parkeh C. Kalloch, .Ih., In- fantry Ma.ior Charles Hines, C. A. C Major Oscar W. Griswold, Infantuy . Major Freeman W. Bowley, Field Ar- tillery Major Franklin Kemble. C. A. C Major Jesse A. Ladd, Infantry Major James C. R. Schavenck, Cavalry ' Major John L. Homer, C. A. C Major Charles I). Dai,y, F. A Major John II. Hinemon, Jr., Sional Corps (Senior As.si.staiil Iiistriictor in Sifjual Comnuinication) tvJOR Willis I). Crittenberger, Cav- alry- jNIajor Charles P. (iROss, Corps of En- (iiNEKRs (Senior Assistant In.structor in Military Engiiieerinji) Captain Charles W. Ryder, Infantry. . Captain Leland S. Hobbs, Infantry ... Captain Charles C. Benedict, Air Serv- ice Captain Stuart C. MacDonald, In- fantry ASSISTANT TO PIIF (OMM.VNDANT A.ioH Robert S. Don m.dson, F. .V " ()!) NO. 5 " 2 OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT EiPENANT Colonel IIehman J. K ' oehler, l " . S. Army EITENANT CoLONEL LeWIS I?H0 N, Ju.. Ca ALRY ' OI-No. . ' 55 Ajoii Edwin Bi tcher, Ini antics ' 04-No. (ii AJoii .VuTinR II. Wilson, Cwalry ' 04 No. 117 ajok Si.mon B. BtcKNER, Jr., Infantrv ' 08 No. .58 A.IOR Cll.VRLES II. BoNESTEEL, InFANTRY ' 08 No. (il AJOR Jacob L. Devers, Field . rtili,erv " OO No. . ' !!» . joR Courtney H. Hodoes, Infantry A.ioii Edciah W. T. ulbee. Caxalry ' 10 No. l " i Captain Vernon E. Prichard, Infantry ' l.j No. l. ' J4 10 No. " 24 Captain Ludson D. Worsha.m, Corps of Encineers ' l(i .No. 20 10 No. 4 ' 2 Captain Holland L. Robh, Corps of 10 No. .50 Engineers " Hi No. ' 24 10 No. 7 ' 2 C.vpTAiN Calvin DeWitt, Jr., Can ALRY ' Hi-No. oH First Lieutenant Theodore E. Buecii- U-No. 11 LER. F. A ' 17 No. ' 21 11 No. ' -2.5 F irst Lieute.nant Lawrence McC. 11-No. 48 Jones, F. A ' H-No. . ' 54 11-No. (i!) First Liectenant Clarence P. Towns- 11 No. 7-2 LEY, Jr.. F. a " 18 No. 08 0.5 No. 40 First Lieutenant Eugene L. ' idal. Air Ser ' 1ce " 18 No. 7 ' 2 Second Lieitenant Joseph . Cran- 1 ' 2-No. 51 ston, Jr., Infantry " 18-No. ' 248 13-No. 24 IVILIAN INSTRUCTORS Thomas Jenkins, July 5, 1900 -, Francis Dohs, Julv 1, 1914 (Former .service Jiilv 1, 1 - m " ' qq 1 905-August 31, 1 9 1 ' 2 ) It °- - X William J. Cav. naugh, June 14, 1918 lo-No. 46 lo-No. 54 WARRANT OFFICERS E.Mii, Oet.man 15-No. 100 John W. Dimond m X Department of Mathematics PROFESSOR CoLONKI, Cll AKI.KS r. EciIOLS, U. S. AuMV. . ' !)l- (). , ' 5 COI.ONKL i;( ' ll()l M A.ioH William II. W. Oincs, ( ' a alhy. ] 1ajok Cuahles a. Ross, Infantry Major Artiu ' r R. Harris, Field Artil- lery Captain James P. Hogan, C. A. C Captain Glenn P. Anderson, C. A. C. Captain Omar N. Bradley ' , Infantry. . . . Captain John F. Kaiile, C. A. C Captain Ralph (i. Harrows, Corps of Encineeks Captain William H. Woodward, Field Artillery Captain Henry C. Jones, Field Artil- lery ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Major 1 " ' hancis K. Xewcomkh, Coki ' s ok E (um:ki(s " l. ' J No. 1 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR M A.ioR Joseph I). Brown, C. A. ( ' ., I{. S., Iowa Slate College ' 11 INSTRICTORS ' l ' -2-No. 15 Captain William Spence, Field Ahtil- ' l.S-No. 40 ' ' ' ' " Ki-No. 45 Captain Warfield M. Lewis, Infantry. . ' 17-No. .SO " U-No 1!) ' aptain Charles E. Hirdis, Field Ar- tillery " IT-No. 1 " : ■14-No. 6(i Captain Augustis M. Gurney, Field ' 14-No. 7. ' 5 Artillery ' 17-No. ' •27 ' 15-No. 44 Captain Bertrand Morrow, Cavalry. . . ' 17-No. 0!) ■l5-No 47 First Lieutenant William R. Gerhardt, Field Artillery " 17 No. I!i ,,,. ,,. ,„ First Lieutenant Joshua A. Stansell, l(,-No. 2.5 C.walry ' 17 No. (i. ' J First Lieutenant Samuel I). Sturcus, Ki-No. . ' iO jj Corps of Engineers " IS-No. . ' U Second Lieutenant David A. Newco.mer, ' Ki-No. . ' 55 Corps of Engineers " 18- No. -2 nimTHiirTT " " " : " " " " i ' |l|T ' li " l!lll I J ' l 1 I 1 [ii] A LIEITENANT fOLONEL CAHTER Ma.IOK TlloMI ' SON LwVKENCE, InEANTKY. . Major James B. Crawford, C. A. C Major Dennis E. McCinnief, Infantry Major Frank L. Hoskins. ( " . A. ( ' Captain Albert H. Warren, C. A. C. Captain John H. Cochran, C. A. C Cai ' tain Cahi, E. Hocker, C. A. C Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy PROFESSOR Lieitenant Colonel Clifton C. Carter, U. S. Ahmv ' !)!»-X( ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Homer II. Slaichter. IxFANTin . . ' (IS No. ' 2!) IXSTRCCTORS Tl-Xo. 1(1 " ll-No. ;?4 ■i;5-No. ().) " 14- No. •■2S ' 15-No. 4. ' 5 ' 15-Xo. 51 ■ 15-No. 8, ' ? Cai ' t.vin Edw.vki) C. .M((;riuE, ( ' .h ' 15 No. S.S Capt.vin Henry IlrTciii.Ncs, Jr., Corps OF Encjineers " IT-No. V.i C.vPTAiN James L. Hayden, C. A. C ' 17 No. 45 Captain William F. Dafgherty. Cw.vlry ' 17 No. 4. ' 5 Captain Albert C. Smith, Ca alhv ' 17 No. 57 First Lieftenant William FI. Donald- son, Jr., C. a. C ' 17 No. : : I f 4.-. 1 I I I illlll!i;ll;;::;;; :;::::.„.::......:i:: i:i;:!!ililiilli imiMiii;:,:::;:::::::::;;!::::::::: ' :::!!! I Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology PROFESSOR ( " OI.ONKI, WlUT RolilNSON, f. S. AliMV. . . . ' 87- o. !) COLONEL ROHINSON ASSISTANT PR()FKSS( )I{ Ma.ioh Alexandek G. Pexdmoto.n. ( ' . A. ( ' . " ()(j No. -24 INSTRIC TORS Ma.iou John H. Lindt, C. A. C " l-i-Xo. J.;? Ma.ioh Edwaku C. Rose, Iniaxtry " l ' -2 N(). 77 Major Sa.miel J. Heidneh. Ixfantry. . ' 1,S No. ' ■2!) Major Robert M. Perkins, C. A. ( " " l.S-No. 4,5 Major Lawrence B. Weeks, ( " . A. C. . . ' l. ' 5-Xo. 4(5 Major William R. Schmidt, Infantry. . . ' IS-No. 54 Captain Joseph L. Collins, Infantry. . . ' 17-No. , ' Jo First Lieutenant William O. Reeder, Field Artillery " 17-No. 17 First Liei ' texaxt Roheht .V. ■Il.l.AHl). Ixfaxthy " 17 First Lieutexaxt ] L rio Carsox, Cav- alry " 17- FiRST Lieutexaxt P.ml W. (Jeorce, C. A. C -IS First Lieutena.nt Henry M. Alexander, Cavalry " 18- No. 4(i No. 78 ... !»4 No. 4;5 I 47 J Ji Department of Modern Languages I ' HOFKSSOH Col.ONKI, CoUNKLIS l)l:W. WllL(UX, V . S. Ak.mv ' H,)- ). 4 fOLONEL WILLCOX ASSOCIATK PROFESSOR Ma.iok William E. Mokiusox, Im ' aniuv ' (17 NO. 41 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FRE ( II Ma.ioh William T. MacMillan, Ad.htant Genkkal ■()() No. 7( ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SPANISH Ma.iok IIowaui) EAciEH, I ' ' ii:li) Autillery, A. I?. Harvard ' l-i I M .II)H HaHOLI) TllOMI ' SOX, ( ' ANALin, l{. S., r. of (Jeorf ia ' 1-2 Major John H. Van Vlikt, Infantry. . . ' IS-No. . ' ?.j Major (Ieokfrey Keyes, Cavalry ' l.S-No. . ' 58 M.VJOR Harold F. LooMis, ( ' . A. ( " " 14 NO. . () Captain Harold E. Small, C. A. ( ' ' Ij NO. ;5(i Captain Nor.man Randolph. Infantry. . " lo-No. 14j Captain PArL ' . Kane, Field Artillery ' 16 -No. 50 INSTRUCTORS C.VPT.VIN Rl( IIAHI) M. LE -i . C. .V. C ( ' . ptain Tho.mas (i. Peyton. Cwalio C.vi ' TAiN Joseph J. O ' Hare. C. . . C Captain John C. Whitcomb, Infantry Captain Paul H. Brown, Infantry First Lieutenant F ehnand (1. Dimont Infantry ' k; No. 71 •k; No. !). ' ! •1(1 No. !).■) ' 17 No. bi. ' J . ' 17-No. 127 CIVILIAN INSTRI ( TORS Louis Vauthier. February 1, 1916 Jean C. Gauthier, August ' ■2!), 1!)1!) Jose M. Asen.sio, March 1. 101!) ggi:: " ::,: :::;::: ' :.;::::ii3 I I EddriinsE X 50 :1li!EiEi I Department of English and History I ' UOFKSSOH ( " oi.oNKl. I.rcirs II. IIoi.T, r. S. A., Vale. . " O ' -i L ' - ASSIST.VNT I ' HOKKSSOH OF K. (;i lSII M. .i()H Alexandkh ' . ( ' iiii.rox. Infantry " 07 No. . ' i!) i t i COLON Kl. Ilol.r IXSTRIC TORS M v.ioK J.vMKs H. X. Wkavku, Ini antky. . " II No. .Vi ( " aptain Tom Fox, Infantry ' l. -Xo. I ' i ' i M A.ioR Robert H. Van Volkenbircii. Captain John J. McEwan, Infantry . . " 17 NO. (i8 C. A. C i;{ No. ' ■2.5 Captain Carleton Coulter, Jr., In- Ma.iok Joseph D. McCain, C. A. C " 14-No. S.i fantry ' 17 No. 84 Ma.ior Floyd R. Waltz, Infantry ' 14-No. 47 Captain IIarold R. Jackson, C. A. C. ' 17 No. " iS Cai ' tain H.vroli) R. Mcll, Infantry ' 14-No. 58 Captain (iKoncK S. HErRKf:T. C. . . C " 17 No. 48 I C(n)Kf®KEEC 1 I [52] x ' I dU Department of Economics and Government and Political History PROFESSOR Coi.oxF.i. I, reus II. lIoi.T, l ' . S. Army. •alo ' 0 COLONEL HOLT Major Edwin F. Harding, Infantry .... ' ()!) No. 74 Ma.ior Herhert H. Acheson, C. A. ( " ., I ' enii State ' ()!) Major Frederick E. Uhl, Inkantry ' 10-No. 6 ' 2 ' 11-No ' ' 0 Captain Leslie T. Saul, Infantry A(TIX(i .VSSOCI.VTE PROFESSOR Major Rohkrt M. Lyo.n, I.ma.ntry " 03 No. ii ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF IIISTOin M.VJOR James J. O ' Hara, C.w alky ■()4- o. 83 INSTRUCTORS Major Alexander I). Surles, Cavalry. M.vjoR Sidney V. Bingham, Cavalry . . Captain Joseph C. Haw, C. A. C ' 11 No. !2. ' 5 ' 1 ' 2-No. 45 ' 15-No. 65 ' 16-No. 37 I TlWTiTT I t x »iiii ' iMi " i:!:.i.i ' :ii -...-.i.i.:iilliliill t . I I r l B - j jt ' i H H . « 1- H r r ' " H r ir ' ' [ Jteflir Department of Drawing i ' i{()Fi;ss()i{ l,IKITKXANT Col.ONKI, l{()(;r,H (1. Al.KX- ANDKK, r. S. Ah.MV ' ()7- (). " -i I I.IKI TK ANT COI.ONKI. ALK AM)i;H Ma.ioh I ' liii.ii " S. CiIace, ( ' . A. ( ' .... Major Bird S. DrBois, C. A. ( ' . Major Roheht T. Snow, I ia ti{Y ASSISTANT lM{()Fi;SS()H M Ajou Elmkr F. Rick, Inkanthv ' 07 No. .5. ' 5 IXSTRICTORS ' ()!) No. (i7 Cai ' tain Rk iiAHi) M. W ' icht.man, In- ' VI No. 47 FANTRY " 17 No. .)!) ' I ' i-No. Xrt Captain F rnest N. Harmon, ( v, i.kv " 17 No. 7(i liniiiiiiiii tf- ■- ' " ■ ' :;:; : :::i :!ia Wm lilHM AID il ismsmmM f [56] Department of Civil and Military Engineering, Etc. 1M{()FKSS()R Lieutenant Colonel W ' m. A. Mitchell, Coups of Engineeks H NO. 1 LIKl ' TENANT COLONKL . I1T IIKL1 ASSISTANT I ' KOFKSSOI? Major Joseph C. Mehai-kev, Coups o? " Engineers ' 11-No. ' .i 1 INSTRUCTORS Captain Lehman W. Milleh, Cohi-s of Engineers ' l.V No. 9 Captain John F. Conklin, Corps of En- gineers " lo-Xd. i;j Captain Rohf.kt W. Stkonc;, Cav.vluy . . . ' lo-Xo. 73 Captain Stanley L. Scott, Corps of En- gineers ' 16-No. 31 Captain Willia.m ' . Hill, Corps of En- gineers, C. E., Lafayette ' hi First Lieutenant Henry M. L ' nderwood, Corps of Engineers " l.S NO. ' il First Lieutenant Allison Miller, Coups of En(;ineers ' IH-No. . ' 54 First Lieutenant Robert E. York, Corps OF Engineers " IH-No. 48 z Y 1 ' V:: ' ::. ' ::i!! " !!!:!ni!!!H ' l!M Department of Law PROFKSSOH Colonel Hkuhkht A. Wimik, .Iidck An- " !)o-X ). 8 ASSISTANl ' I ' HOKKSSOH Ma.ioh hlin ( ' . ( ' i(AMi:i , Jiocf; Ai) o- fATE, A, I?. WrsK viiii r. " Ok 1,1,. M. Har- vard ' 07 1 COLONKL W IIITK INSTRrCTORS Captain Otto F. Lancje, Infantky " K! NO. 11( Captain Alan Pendleton, Infanthv, 15. A., I ' liiversity of Pennsylvania ' 1(! Captain Fkederick A. Irving, Inkantkv " 17 NO. .J. ' J Mum :„.,;..,.„„:.,:,..,.,.,:.,., ill .iiIiMl!,; xXJ " MAJOR METTLEU Department of Ordnance and Gunnery I ' UOFKSSOR Major Charles (i. Mettlek, Ordnance Department " OG-No. 14 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Huueht G. Stanton, Ordnance Department ' 11-Xo. lo 1 INSTRUCTORS Major Arthur W. Ford, Ordnance De- partment, U. S. N. A ' II Major Oscar J. Gatchell, Ordnance Department " l ' -2-No. 1 ' Major Robert N. Bodine, Ordnance Department ' l ' -2-No. 38 Major Ro(;er Taylor, Ordnance De- partment, C. E., Rensselaer Poly. Inst . " !)!) 9V- m Xg 3 :: I 3 Gl 1 1 1 [62] ii!iiiiiii!i;;;:ii! ; ' : :::::: :; ::,;:;:: :: :[ziffli Department of Military Hygiene rHOFKSSOH Coi.oNKL Fiii:i)i;iii( K I . 1{kvm)i.i)s. Mkdk m. ( ' (jiu ' s, M. I)., Inivcrsit ' of I ' cniisyhania " !)() MEDICAL DEPAHTMEN r Ma.ioh Daxikl I ' , ( " aiu), Mkdicai, Cohi ' s. M. I)., Hellovuc Mc,li :il ' nllruv " Oi; Armv Moilical ScIkxiI " 0!) Major IIahu X. Kkkns. Mkdkal Cohi ' s, M. I)., I ' liivorsity of Mi(liit;:iii " I ' i; Army Medical School ' 14 Ma.ioh Wilijam C. Thomas, Mkdk ai. Cohi ' s, A. 15.. Emory ColU ' gv ' 11; M. l)...lolin; II()i)kiiis ' l,); Army Medical School " 17. Ma.ioh Laihknt E. Ea Rochk, M?:i)I( ' AL Cohi ' s. E 1)., Medical ( " olleffe of Soiitii Carolina " 1j; Army Metlical Scliot)! " 17. Captain Ja.mes R. Hudnall, Medical Corps, A. B., Howard College ' 09; A. M., ' 10; M. D., BirmiiiKham Medical College " l;?. I DENTAL CORPS D. ElKlTKNANT Col.ONEL FrANK L. K. LaKLAMMK D. S., Haltimore Coliefje Dental Surgeon ' 07. Captain William F. Sciieumann, D. D. S., North Pa( ific College ' 1( . Captain Melville A. Sanderson, 1). D. E, Tufts Colleuc ' U. VETERINARY CORPS First Lieitenant Horace Z. Homer, I). ' I ' niversitx ' of Peiui.svlvania " 17. ARMY NIRSE CORPS First Lieitenant M. Esteli.e Hine, Ciiiek Ni I A Corps Organization Department of Tactics w Major Robert INT. Danford, U. S. Army Commandanf of Cadets Ma,ior Robert S. Donaldson, Field Artillery [sniMant to the Conumuidunt JNIajor Franklin K?:.mble, Coast Artillery Corij.s .( iKirlcrinustrr and Aiiiiiseiiiriit Ojficer Major Courtney H. Hodges, Infantry , Conniiaiidiiui first liuttaUan Major Simon R. Ruckner, Jr., Infantry ( ' (imiinuidhuj Second liattalion Major Charles H. Ronesteel, Infantry Commnndiny Third liattalion ]Major Ernest J. Dawley, Field Artillery Commanding Company A Captain Vernon E. Prkhard, Infantry Commanding Compani li Captain Ludson D. Worsiiam, Corps of Eiif ineers Commandini Conipani C Major Parker C. Kalloch, Infantry Coniniandinf Coinpanji I) Captain Charles W. Ryder, Infantry Commanding Companii E Iajor John L. Homer, Coast Artillery Corps Commanding Compani F Major Oscar W. Griswold, Infantry Commanding Companij G Major Jesse A. Ladd, Infantry Commanding Companij II Captain Lei. and S. Hobbs, Infantry Commanding Compani I Captain Stiaut C. MacDonald, Infantry Commanding Com iani K Captain Charles C. Renedict, Air Ser -ice ComiiKniding Cuiiipani L Major Willis D. Crittenber(;er, Ca -alr - Comiiiaiiding Com pan; M gx I 1 iMAJOR DANFORD I s I -sac « j 1 K iSa 1 1 Lk Xv 1 MAJOR DONALDSON MAJOR KEMBLE [66] 1 MAJOK BUTCHEK MA.ioH iioi)(;i;s I .MA.llUi lUI K KI{ MA.iiiu IK ) i;sii:ki. ii!ii.ii:i:.i... : :....:....i.nii x . [67] yx ' !!i: " v " !:ii llllllli;ill!l,!.,i.li.lli,in IllnJihilllli REGIMENTAL STAFF Breidster ( (ulet ( aptaiii and Recjimental Commander Stewart, C. AV Cadet Captain and Kegimenlal Adjniani BiDDLE Cadet Captain and Regimental Siipph Officer Wolf ( ' adet Regimenial Sergeant-Major Evans, J. A Cadet Regiiiienldl Siijipli Sergeant COLOR GUARD MacCi.oskey ( ' olor Sergeant H enry ( ' olor Sergeant (iARON?:R Color Corporal Newman " , A. S Color Corporal ■iii:iii ' !!::::;r.-- ' : ' : ' ' :::::i:!i!::;iiiiii!!iiiiM Jl 1 DovrsTsa, H. V., Cadtt Captain and Battalion Commander Craigie, Cadrt Linitenant and Battalion AdjnIanI vmx:. ■■:.::: ' .: iTMM I 1 j4 ] ' ' - ' M 1 miE xg x inilM!! ' n:iri;;i;ir niiiiiiiiiMmiii!::„ii:,i,.;,.M,i;;iiiiiii;iiiini [71 A 35 I Captain Supply Sergeant Beck Crawford, A. R. Bennett. W. (i. Boudreau King, J. C. Goodman Galloway Dunn, T. L. Gurley Fuller. W. A. Lieutenants Sergeants Hevl Irish Holmes. E. V. Lewis. J. L. Weber, W. H. P. Mulligan Johnson, A. L. Morford Reber Glasgow Moody Nutter Noycs Glenn Rusk Quekemeyer Mesiek Smith, J. Robinson. N. J. First Sergeant Strohecker Storck, L. J. Steele. C. E. Partridge Tiniberlake Tibbetts Peoples MacCloskey ' ati(lenburg Tufts Ely Wells, B. L. Weitfle Tracy Williams, L. 0. Baker, W. C. Corporals Beurket Beatie Brown, P. W. Booth, D. P. Bump Bridgman Cornog Cobb Dawson, A. Collins Hitfliie Greene, I. B. Condon ■I H Weslphalinger McLaughlin, E. D. Harrold, T. L. Greig Harper, W. John Des Islets. R. E. M Duffv Fuller. S. M. Hrl ' T l Clarke, B. C. Johnson, !•. W. Gardner, h. S. miif- H Smvtii. T. E. McCulloch Hawkins, H. S. Heri. ' H Kirkpatrick. G. (M-ittitli W. B. Marcinski Magnuson K!v: V .ju H Murtaugh McDaniel e. 4uH H Renn McFarland. J. A. HBL ' ' 1 Robins, R. R. McGill o HBB jC I Slater Plummer, T. F. ' BI H I Smith, D. B. Pringle ■ ' IP Smith, J. C. Roosma 1 Steel Ryan, J. L. H Triplett Sutton - P ' _ H Turner Tarbell [ £ i M Wren Thurston M Verbeck Wall Majc.h Dvui,]. ' ,. I ' o. ' Ii.mI Ollirer [72] z za Company T () those liherally endowed J)y a f;eiieroii.s nature with the pre-eminent (|iialities of initiative, ability and leader.sliip are fi ' iven the positions of command both on the broad sea of hfe on the outside and in the busy field of Army existence, . mong us of the Corps the respoiisil)ility of leading; is jjlaced. in a larjie measure, in the hands of the men of " A " Comjiany. not only in all of our military formations but also in every one of the mimerous anfl varied branches of ( " or|)s activities, whicli we have -onstantly before us at every moment of our daily life. Take, for example, in the fiekl of leadershi]). the number of men chosen from the rufjjied ranks of " A " " Co. by the ffreat T. D. to wear the four jiold stripes of a Cadet Cajitain. Those so favored by the powers that be were Hreidster, number one anions ' the makes in addition to being class j)resiflent and football caj)tain, Timberlake, our coin])any ca])tain. and I)e Hardelelien. who had to desert us at the end of Summer Camp to hold sway o er the ■■runts. " In the line of s|)orts, the luminaries from ■ ' . " ' Co. shine brijihtly in the filitterinj; field of .Vrmy .Vthletic talent. .Vt jjresent, out of 40 " .V " men in tiie Cor])s, we lay claim to no less tiian se en. Every varsit ' team finds one or more of the flankers from South Barracks in its ranks, and, on the football and boxing squads, at least, not to mention many others, the majority of tho.se unsung heroes, the cannon fodder so nece.s.sary for the develo]jment of the big team. Hut our achievements do not stoj) with athletics. Tho.se of us who were in Sunnner Canij) in ' ' 2 ' i well remember that uiK|uenchable spirit vi reform that swej)t like wildfire through the Cor])s and found its culmination in the choice of the now famous twelve ■■apostles " and their ecpially famous course of action. In no small measure was the success of this movement due to the inextinguishable s m of (ialloway and his comjjatriots and their earnest advocation of the fundamental rights of men, kaydets, and first-class bucks. It is even rumored tliat a certain battalion connnander removed his hat whenever he passed through the ■ ' . " Co. street to show his respect and admira- tion for men of such lofty ideals. No small measure of the com])any ' s success in its fields of endeavor has been due to the earnest co-operation and hard work of its members in working entirely for the good of the Corjjs as a whole. They have done their work (|uietly without great tooting of tlieirown horns and results have been accom- plished which credit greatly thcmseivcs and their coniiiany. [73] B (a plain Galusha Lieutenants Lawrence, C. W. Magruder Caffey First Seraeant Harrison, E. L. Hupplji Sergeant Blinn Serjeants Ker. H. Peterson, E. .J. Hill, D. C. Henney Des Islets Rasnuissen C ' oates Hadsell Pence ( ' orporals Saltznian Wood, V. H. Dowling, A. R. Weston, S. Sarcka Dunawav Berilla Steer Plummer, V. G. Hale Akernian, A. T. Burton Burnside .• shlnirn Carrawav Bartz Cella Bigelow Chandler, I). Bliss Drunimond Carlson. V. S. Eaddv Fanvick Ellerthorpe Hall, J. A. Evans. J. H. Horn Evans, J. P. Kerns Grener Linkswiler Hardv Maier Hegardt Noves, E. T. King, B. R. Skalandzunos Morse, B. K. O ' Shea Ringsdorf Baird Robinson, W. A. Baxter Bowie Carroll, P. L. Adams, L. W. Carter, C. C. Barksdale Dean, W. E. Busbev Feather Cameron Hickman Dillard Matthias Doane Miner Eaton McXaughton Fisher, R. E. Perman Gamble Rhodes Hass, M. Riggs Healv Ross, R. C. Hitchings Sholly Kiel Stanton Ladue Urban Llovd Wade Lvndall White, T. B, Mnrphv, H. A. Willis. J. A. Paton Pickhardt Poore Stanlev, D S Wilson, O. O. Wrockloff [74] Company oii ' t say we ' re tlie liest comjjany in the Corjjs. Of course we think we are, but we won ' t say so. It ' s this way: Riiheviile, Podunk, and Brown ' s Corner all violently advertise themselves as the best towns in the country. ew York wouldn ' t think )f doin« such a thinji. But significant it may be that every attempt to transfer someone from the company has always caused nuich wailing and gnashing ' of teeth, to say nothing of repeated attonijjts on the part of him concerned to get hack. " Take it easy " is our motto — take it easy, in all things but one. Whenever there is .some wrong lo l)c orall.x ' righted we yield to nobody, with one possible exception, that exception being the coni])any where one (ialloway is wont to hold forth. It is said that one of our most res|)e ' ted first classmen, grieved that all subject for c()nij)laint had apparently been removed by the reform act in Camp (linton, was heard to wail, " What are we going to kick about now? We got to kick about something! " That was in the days when our fortunes were merged with those of " . " Co. It wasn ' t a bad combination. We have always had a comnuinity interest anyway — an interest in seeing tiiat tiie runts and near runts never be- come so comj)letely illusionetl as to believe they arou.sed in us pangs of jealously on any occasion. When we returned to barracks and resumed our .separate existence we found to our joy that again this year we had a Company Com- mander not given to any " Come on fellows " stuff, to after-dinner speeches or to too much apj)arent efficiency. . very restfid company commander, such as " B " Company should always have. All the rest of our makes were also " B " Co. men from the beginning, except Charlie Lawrence, and we alwavs did sav he was too good a man to stav in " C " Co. " Democracy within " is said to lie a characteristic of the Corps. We lia -c an institution in " B " Co. which jiroves the truth of this as.sertion. It is our occasional after-sui)i)er gatherings in the hall outside tiie orderly room, when every jierson emerging from the " Tac ' s " sanctum, from Company Commander to yearling buck is subjected to much kicking and mauling by those watchfully waiting around the walls, before he is allowed to |)roceed. It is even rumoreil that once or twice a Plebe was thus shani( ' fiill ' maltreated, by mistake of course. .Vnd now, with apologies to someone, let us give three rousing ciieers for dear old " B " Co. — not so tall as to be nn- gainlv, but tall enougli to amount to something. z x: c Captain Post Lieidetianis Leaf Rosenberg Gjelsteen First Sergeant Gunn Siipphj Serf eanl Barton. D. B. Bing Bruner, G K. Cole Moore, ( " . E, tastle Fargo Cowles. S. L. Freund Sergeants Cunkle Dorn Leland Smith, X. H. Textor DwN-er Stephenson Schaefer, H. T, Granberrv A ingebach Palmer, C. D. Greene, J. I. Forma n Hardin. J. L. Graling .Jefferies Bashore Parmlv Lancaster Brusher Wliite, E. H. Marshall Crarv Coiisland Morton. L. L Harris, S. R. Oaw Porch Horton, T. R. Price, E. H. Johnson. L. , ( ' orporals Rich Levin Stewart. 0. C. :Mavo Dovle Thompson, E. B. McCleave Mack Tullv, W. B. McKinnev Haskell. J. H. F. Moore, L. . . Munson, E. L, . rnold Munson, F. P. Kowlkes Bennett, C. W, Newman, J. H. Tiirlictt Bertsch Pearson Kiimevn Shnv ' Booth. C L. Brinson Ree e Theobald Ellinger, H. O. Carpenter. K. F. Thompson, J. R ( oughlin erner Oosland ( rosbv Dahnke Davidson, .J A. Decker Fisher, S. H. Hulley Jernigan Ketchum kielty Lanhara Liebel Malin Polsgrove Reardon Rodieck Shumate Stevens, V. C Towers Weir Witnian -...■■- :j . .. Y ' - ' ' =- - ' --- ' - g " « %r:: W f m ' l Company K who writes the tiirhulent history of " C " Co. eaii ])est aecoiiii)lish his mission l)y the recital of iso- hited snatelies of its traditions and institutions. ■■.Ml iiKMi wearint; l)lack sweaters under their overcoats will stand fast, " roared the Muezzin from Tower of l)ari ness as he saw " ( " " Co. forming its ser|)entiiK ' raiilvs in the snow of a hlizzardous hes shmk away and were hist in the sable gloom of six A. M.; the conijiany was still intact. The Muezzin nearly fell from the poop deck; then, recovering his sang froid, he ordered the (|uill to he written, and later cau.sed the ])nl)Iication of the reveille inspection order. Yes, we are makers of history. Our famed Mcduillc dr Bin ' s has changed hands with dazzling rajiidity this past year; no as])irant can keep this treasure for more than a week, so fierce has been the comi)etition. Therefore, by reason of its transitory nature we c ' annot mention its last holder; to do so would detract from the glory of his successor, who won it by .sounding reveille an hour early. There is but one Medaillr dc Boix — Ah, would there were tiirec of them, so that each of the whisper- ing automatons that drive us to p-radc could iiave his jjroper insignia. We still lia e our Foreign Legion, a group of conquistadores whose j)rime joy and delight at p-rade, at drill, ()r in the mess-hall is to sing of land where ' olstead does not rank a lance jack ' s dog-robber. At times an O. (I. with an ingrowing conscienc ' e hears more than he ought, and makes it the subject of a report. But no longer does the tac rei(uire the offender to rejieat his phra.ses verbatim; once was enough. ' " Five and fi e, " and the deal is cio.setl. It may be of interest at this point to comment on " La Maja Dettnuda, " a little tal)leau staged in .south area by " El Cadete " on the occasion of his twenty-first birthday. Owing to the change of status that took ])lace on this date, the s|)ec- tacle commemorating it was witne.s.sed and appreciated by a host of " l ' " d Cadete ' s ' " admirers. No one was reported for im])roper uniform. Yes, Dinty is still with us. His basilisk eye sees all things, from " non-uniform razor strop " to " soap not neatly folded " ; and his j)oisonous pen records them, much to the dismay of our Christmas leave. Since his reign of terror starteil we have organized a bald-headed league; Jelly. V. K., (Jranny, C. C. bear witne.ss. it if From the hands of the T. I)., good Lord, deliver us! Amen. x [77] M AjuH Kallocii, Tactical Officer D Captain Supply Serqeaut Ascher Barndt Brackett White, W. V. Berry, R. W. Covev Chappell Garrecht Daniel, J. Lieutenants Serj eantfi Griiver Haskell Da«.s,)n, M. M. DeWees Chambers Lee, E. O. Hertf,)rd Esposito Cragin Cavwood Jamison Finn Stone. R. WilHams, J. J. Johnson, H. C. Huvssoon Garges Morton, V. J Kearns Firat Ser( ea)it Dasher Oliver, R. C. Kimbrough Kirkendall Pamplin Le Favour Smith, A. W. Sullivan, G. J. Pitzer McMahan Ryan, T. C. Serff Seleen Graves, R. Voedisch Webber, K. E. Underwood ( ' orpurals Chamberlain, E. J Alderman Beane Andrews, R. C. Brnnner, W. J. Bauer Domlirowskv Broyles hosteller Duval Butler Ham k, W. O. Elmore Do vie, J. P. Cramlall. H. V. Gard Elliott, J. C. B. Hell Halligan Evans, J. H. W.u.ds, L. B. Hirz Hagebush Iluwze Lawter Halverson II(i(i " e Lenzner Harris, B. F. Baldwin, T. A. Macklin Hawthorne O ' Neill Heiberg ' m H Poblete Kurd H Pulsifer Jones, L. Robinson, (■. F. Kirehoff Sehaefer, W. H. Martin, C. E. - i l H Smith, M. E. -Menv TraNwic-k Murphv, E. J. Wells. B. H. Rice Willis, J. S, Richardson. W. M Smith, G. A. .Sturman Tnnnell Wenzl.iff Whoaton Whelehel Company 1 1 F (liiriiij; ■■ l()iif;lil)()y " you were to note one company uonelialiiiit l. - experimenting with anfl imjjroving ' upon " drill as she is taught " hy the three B ' s and their twehc minions, in((uiry might elieit the fact that the eccentrics were that rahhie known throughout West Point, ' assar and |joints south as " D " ( " o. In the annals of AVest Point. " D " Co. has always t)een ditt ' erent. Esi)ecially has said tpiality manifested itself in the new and delightful ways which have emanated from our midst for extracting a greater jiercentage of fun from Kaydet Life. Yohmiy ' s " social endeavors, or Hartwells " wedding. " " was the couutersign! Didn ' t we invent a new method iing lyinks " encounter with " I ' he Queen of Slieha in a divested our hero of ail hut iiis cuffs and a liroonistick K en as plehes were we not to lie denied. Hememher " where I ' itzer was such a charming flower girl, and " Mistletoe of raising a P. M. E. derrick!- ' .Vnd can anyone forget " Mis suit of armor " on Numher Four, when the Queen ' s " slaves ' At Dix " Looey ' s " classic demonstration of what to do when your iiorse lies down and rolls vied for honors with " Nigger ' s " loul)le-timing formation, wiiile " Van " enlivened the iiike hy mounting the running board of an auto- mohile with his wheel hor.se, and dismounting without rolling the caisson down the hillsiile. ■ ' earling year we divided our energies between jiersuading " Doug " to wear shoes to sui)j)er, celebrating the natal anniversaries of " Bob, " " Duke, " and " Cyartuh. " and wiiuiing six intra-mural cups. The House of Harroll staged a famous mou.se hunt for the tac, too. The morale after furlo was low. It was (piite a while before " Hob ' s organ " and the barber sliopsters were heard within the marble-walled jjrecincts of our divs. Once raised, however, our spirits remained high " neath tlu effectixe stiumli of " Ken ' s " skag-smoking stunt in C ' liem, bV- ' - ' ' s " League for the Enlightenment of Kindred Souls. " First Class sununer cam]) could hardly be called wonder- ful. ' I ' he monotony was relieved by the never-failing combi- nation of wooden man, bum grind and spigot upon occasion, howexer, not to mention the incident of the live grenade and the bonehead. As the sands of Time mark the last of our four years en.semble it comes hard to break the tics of that joyous, care- free rabble we call ourselves. Uiil c leave uilli the knowl- edge that " D " Co. men and action arc one and the same. Of that we are jiroud. Step around some evening when " Looey, " " Terrible Bill. " anil " Yohnny " are i)resenting an original skit ; or join " Ken ' s " l)ook club; or — be it after supper — just head for those di s. where the lights .seem brightest and merriment most preva- lent — and meet " D " Co.! the John.son — Morton — Haskell Theaters, Inc.. and ■ Captain Supply Serc eant Babcock. D. S. Boone Barlow Barnes Milton, R. C. Tasker Bowen. J. K. Black. J. W. Bradv, L. E. Bratton Lieutena)tii Sergeants Earlv Fisher. H. G. Cavelli Cleland Palmer. G. H. France Hanson Dickson Conrov Smvthe Harriman, R. H. Dudlev. (i. W. : Fletcher. J. V. Blanchard Holcomb, L. P. James Fletcher. L. S. Howell. G. P. McGinness First Senjeant Morris, J. A. Lindsav Masters Wells. .J. B. Marron Sampson Lawes Roth Smith. W. C. Hains Savini Tischbein Conley, S. G. Scheetz Seeba ch Toms Corporals Shafer, H. L. Smith, R. M. Browning Torrence Davidson. J. R. Gullette Williams, G. F. Edmunds Wilson, S. X. Evans, W . S. DePew Foehl Randall Bailev. C. N. Hamilton H Barton. R. M. Burgess Heidner PP H Dansbv Clark, L. M. Johnson. R. L. Dobak CIvburn Lawhon C ouper. P. McMaster 1 f ' vans. I. K. Lansing Moore W. T. Cureton Morrill ■ Eddlenian Gillette O ' Connor. R. E Parks .s Hames Hosea Point Rose. E. P. ' H Johnson, W. L. Smalhvood Justice Storke. H. P. 1 Keeler. F. R. Tavlor. C;. F. H Kuniholni Tuttle . ' jgw H Lightcap Whittle ■ tET " H Loutzenheiser ■ Vi . H Lvnch, B. A. H Mead. A. D. Meehan Xoel Pape Scott, J. D. Thompson, F. J. ,— ' oung, G. E. Captain Ryder. Tactical Officer ■S ' ' " JB rf Company .VrXCHKD from your ways in the summer of 1!)1!), it was with majesty ami fjrac-e tliat you tool; the water. Immediately we of the class of UH ' .i, under the control of master hands, manned your decks as ordinary seamen, men whose duty it was to ohcy e cry command of sn])eriors and whose ery posi- tion warranted little or no direct handlini; in ()ur maiieuvcrinf; ' . Still tlie years tlew s|)eedily by; mariners came and went; and the crews were shifted and chanjied, until the summer of Mhi ' i, when we, the lowly of 191!), found ourselves in command. We had been with you on your maiden voyage and all trips thereafter and now we found our labor well rewarded, and your guidance on this, your return voyage, placed directly in onr hands. During the three yt-ars ])re ious to our assumption of command we sailed with yon on every voyage. The .sea at times was ery stormy, and the traveling often dithcnlt, yet the sturdiness of your ribs withstood the fiercest elemental harassings, and we passed always through all unscathed to brighter things. On ail these voyages we aided you by our just efforts, readily risl ing everytliing to Iceej) you above the waves. Yet it was but our duty to yon. It has been an obje ' t of jiride to ])oint to the s])lendid co-operative teamwork wliich has always actuated e ery man from the lowliest to the highest, of all the crews which manned you, year after year. It has been this spirit wliicii has reflected gloriously upon you in your aried travels. o ' er the .sea of Corps activities. The j)ride whicii each indi idual member of tiic crew has always had in your doings, shall always be a worthy memento for us wlio found otMsches at the iielm t)n your return journey. I nder our immediate guidance and with Ski|)per Ryder at the wheel the return voyage has been peaceful and (|uiet. The sea has been calm and the going has been comfortably easy. With canvas unfiu ' led, bedecked in your maritime finery, we have brought yon into jjort. Sailing under our command is o er: we have given yon the best that was in us; we have striven to make you tlie finest afloat. Though our career is o ' er, though our task is done, c feci that our labors have not been in vain, and (o tliosc behind us we lea e the heritage. Tiie day of our departure is now near at hand. Into other hands we turn your guidance and care. May those who follow ' (|uai, if not surpa.ss, our efforts; and may they add in no small ua - to the honor and glorv which is alread ' xours. Company HE transformation of F Company from the boisterous and so-called bolshevik type to its ])resent con- servative and jovial state, liejjan under the guidance of the class of " ' ■2 ' 2 and was thoroughly executed when " ' •2. ' 5 was elevateil to the confidences of the Powers That Be. At j)resent all traces of its alleged indifference have been ol)literated and the s])irit of industry substituted therefor. The ])r()verbial reins of F Company were turned oxer by modest Mervin (iross, tliat iin|)eccable advocate of ■ " Conic on Fellows, Let ' s " ijliilosojihy, to Dan DcMardeleben, whose leadership has been marked by success. Wlien Dan abandoned the stalwart stri|)liiigs of A Company to reign over the Foreign Legion, uuicli to his surprise he discovered that three years of sym])atiietic jjcaccful co-( |)cralion had reduced us to a more or less .Vmerican aggregation. Ilowcx ' cr, we who since time imiiieinorial have been styled as the original cosmopolites of the Corps, still boast of the indomital le will, courage, and other inmmu ' ral)lc faults attril)uted to men uf abbre- viated stature and great mind. Time was when a first line for F Company was a raritx ' and, at tlial, a ])rivilege accepted only under adverse climatic conditions, as for example, a rain -l)ut this antiipiated custom was o -erturnc(i and now it is (piite a common occurrence. This we owe to our inherent tendencies to go straight — again contrary to ])re ' ious customs. So long as memory lasts we will recall our numerous after-taps boodle fights and grind contests. This get together spirit was fostered in our plebe days. Esjjecially was this manifested in that elite formation at Camp l)ix known as Snake . Iley. How well tlo we remember the Stoop Solos, rat funerals, and singing formations, followed by bursts of a|)i)lause and accentuated by buckets of water from all angles of barracks. However, to write a detailed history would necessarily bring forth a succession of names and anecdotes noted elsewhere. Our merits are by no means singular, for F Company has amply contributed to the annals of the Corjis, both in the form of athletic achievement and general glory. Our men are numbered among the celebrities of the foot- lights as well as the area. Every ])ha,se and branch of sport has been represented without excejition. Though we do not l)oasl of many stars we lay claim to a host of satellites. Our iiitra-nuu ' dcr athletes, too, though it may not be generally known, were always certain to win for us — second ]) Yea, verily, we shone under adxcrsily .ind look lots pictures. 31111 Captain Supphf Sen eatif Bunnell Browne, R. . . ( erow de Gravelines Tudor Lee, R, -. DEspinosa Dunford (iraffin Geraghtv Lieiiletiaiils SVr( c« ( .v Howard. E. B. McCormick, R. C. Harvey Havnes Harding, II. J. 1 " . Meister Neal Kellev, G. W. Denev, G. L. Harper. R. W. Phillips Matteson Pesek Brewer Schlatter Miller. H. (i. McCormick, (). Shepanl Powell McCkaid Smith. V. 1!. Robertson first Sen eant Barkes Timberman Smith. J. M. Gettys McHugh Trousdale Stark Rothgeb AVinter Sorley Baver ( ' orpnrah Ackennan, S. V. Bowen. V. .1. An.iing Brumback Hopkins Noble Arias Conrov, B. .1. Baker, R. A. Daniels. H. M. Benz Ehrgott CuUen Furlong B B Daniel, C. D. Gailbreath I H De la Rosa Garver. (i. C. MISSn " I Cabell, C 1 ' . Dugan Gilkerson Holcomb. ( ' . V. Elward Griffing 1 Liwski Foster, A. P. Hathaway 1 Willing Pogiie I-i. ber, J. S. Friedersdorff Kinini H Ho •arth Mavs |P» «.■ IrConnell Massaro Osborne, R. M Powell, V. O. L 1 Matthews Purcell. F. X. . p H Miller, R. L. Ross. H. Miller. V. R. Sentelle - 1 Penton Stratton Mm Seott, E. L. Selway SoUenberger Wallington, M. G. oung. . w Weinaug Wells, L. F. Woltersdorf ii!i!i!!i ' i::i:!::::,„- ' :: " " " :i:;!:!iiiii!iiiiiii i i; gx » «»A» ' S»WW ««T»»» Company () V it ( " line to pass tliat man in liis advance tlirough tlie ajivs was siil)] cte(l to di erse and sundry conditions of life, and these niultitntiinons conditions created f reat ha ()c in tlie nniforniity of man ' s physical niakenj). Some became sparse and tall, others compact and short. ' I ' o the latter class do we concern onr words and thoiij;hts. At the time our forefathers decided that fjovernments are instituted amonj; men, derixinj;- their just |)(Avers from the consent of the governed, they deemed it wise and e. |)edient to |)repare and fashion ail instilulidii for the ])uri)ose of educating a portion of their sons in the intricate arts of war. And in the course of human ex ' ents this mighty institution, founded iin that supreme and universal law of nature — the survi al of the fittest, hecame the cloistered home and foster mother of the leaders of this nation. Now within this institution that portion of the sons of the nation who were small in stature were assembled into a small fraternal grou]) of a])])roxinuitely one hundred souls. While ])os,sessing one thing in common, luiniely small i)hysical makeuj), we find them as would he only natural, greatly diversified in customs, traditions and laws. Indeed this small grouj) became a melting |)ot for human souls. Strange and curious were the |)ieces of human metal that went to forming the alchemist ' s bar of gold. It is fitting and just that we in a reminiscing mood should mention those who ha e gone before. " Pablo " and dog — Sliick, t)ur first lord antl master — Willie Withers, the hard man and shower bath hero — " Jo Jo " Nelson — Sidney (iinsberg — I ' . I). F ' isher — " Hanimy " Ellis — " I ' o]) " I ' ncles — " Steve, " the runt of runts — " Kddie " Clark, the very mellifluist — " Jimmy " Rees — each |)layed his role in giving the bar its ever changing value. But today, that continual threshold where we stej) from the past into the future, the bar itself is forced to jxindcr and consider its true merit. Dominated by a famous smile and " that will li ' fi c and ten. " and finding annexed lo it the Hoy Major, ' tis little wonder that the scales of justice tremble at the balance. However, be that as it may. to err is only human, and Justice can only be measured by lunnan standards. Humor and good fellowshij) are ever the .saving graces of the Roman nature of mortal man. When " Charlie " .Vilams demoralized the digniticd F. I). Hat s(|uad on sununer nights — when we all lined up for fire crackers — when Syhester became the first A. H. for somiding off " Damages " — when we all went into the hills for Sunday lunches — when Olmstead lead the runts to victory in the famous water fight — when " Pistol Paul " had Morale and Publicity agents — when th ' social error from Massachu.setts did a left-handed highland fling — when " Sannny " was tried and christened " Mugs " when Cadet Lieut. H. J. P. was dragged when tlu ' slogan became " Hit the ball (and rum " each will !) • recalled willi its due smile. After all is said that can logically be said, there ye( re- mains the fitting climax when collectixcly we were assembled in the Conuuan laut ' s back yard and were most ceremoniously jire.sented by the high scribe of the " Three H ' s " the cup for " Hxcellence in Soldierly (Qualities. " ' Tis indeed far l)etter (o be small and shim- lli.ni to be large and cM t a shadow. 9 mi I ! Captain Lord, R. B. LieuteiKinlx Ridings andersliiis Farrow Firai Serjeant Pfeiffer H Supply Sen eant Bates Bennett, J. H. Breitung Cummings Bromlev Deutermann Burklev Graveb Sergeants Crandall, M. B. Dulanev Long Senior Pasolli Heanev Soule Boatner Hicks. J. H. Strickland Furuholineii Leone Mahie Lucas Itscliner McGehee Andersen, .1. R Haile Mergens Bonner Ragiise Russell, R. K. Bradv, B. V. Cavenaugh, H. F. Sass Carter, F,. S. Ives Skinner, L. L. Ehrhardt Stout, W. C. Gaffne - White, J. H. Hall, V. P. ( orpnrah Hampton Purdue Hanvell Tullev . daras, .1. C. L. Hunsicker Mvers. r. M. . llen, T. H. Jones, M. D. Beattv Berrv. L C. Land Bariiett tinnegan McCormick. (i Hopewell Miter Clark, R. T. Keeley, H. J. Nelson, M. R. Kernan, (1. AL Parker Kernan. P. L Ranev Lord, W. A. K,.szewski Roche Lincln Rowlan l. W. .J Mr( n.nsev Skinner. M. L. Maher Smith. H. H. Marinelli Strickler, .}. C. Massev Strizek Moore, D. M. Van Meter iloses Wheeler Nelson, O. L. Regnier Reynolds, R. D. Rule ' Samouce Sather an Wa - Wood, W. R. [SO] Company MARCH so |)i()ii(lly down the street, my chest raised to the sky, that I am quite astounded when some flanker asks me " Why? " " Have yon no edneation, no interest in this [)lace, that yon can ' t tell an ' H " Co. man, when it ' s written in his face? " For " H " Co. has heen far the best in the whole r. S. C. ( ' ., since the Point was first invaded hy tiie Cla.ss of ' ' ■i ' .i. When first we struck old summer camj), some four Ions .vears ajjo, we knew, unlike most other plehes, all that there was to know. P ' or old Hill Hailey was our boss, and Fritzie Forbes was tac. They showed us how we could e. cel and we soon learned the knack. Now, do not think our life was joy, for we had shifts as well; the yearlinjjs treated us quite rouj;h, and Tinkel, — jjave us hell I Then we took Shorty for our Kiufi, when summer camp was (lone; the man who won innnortal fame, by chasing- down the Hun. .Vnd Shorty, for his premier, had IMank, a f;dod old scout, who taufiht us to be soldierly, of that there is no doubt. Throughout that year we worked and worked for the Company ' s good name; we won the Rifle Contest and added to our fame. Now, during Shorty ' s two-year reign, the cons and tours were few, for he luul been a kaydet and the kaydet ' s heart he knew. But when our fnrlo came to end to our dismay we found a new tac come to H Co. We ' ll lost our King renowned! The new tac took his pen in hand and started in to ((uill for " Locker closed at a. m. i. " and " Dust on window sill. " For " too tnucli distaTice, head to croup, " for " Lint in riHe bore. " for " Mare ' s nest underneath the stairs, " for " Dirt behind the door. " Throughout that year the cons and tours filled two long lists of names. There were no " H " Co. men at hops or at the football games. But when our First Class Camj) was o ' er, our hearts were filled with glee. There came, one day, a l)ra!id new tac, to drive our company, . nd from then on, the poop sheet read, " Tours and confinements, none, " and we were given a day of ea.se when each week ' s work was done. And all men sing the jn-aise of Ladd, that goodly tac, and just: the area ' s o ' ergrown with weeds; no . . B. ' s raise the dust. EEKE x [87 " V ' -B JB V ' tW Company A( " K ill the dim past wlien tilings were dift ' erent, the si)irit of tlie present I ( ' oiiijjany was heing fostered hy our iihistrious (?) i)redeeessors of tiie ehiss of 19 ' -2(). It was during our pielie hii e when the new twelve companies of the Corjjs were given their first real test, that I Company came into enviable prominence by composing in a heavy rain the now famous song of " Damn the Infantry. " Since then our progress has been nijjid with few niissteiis. Once our very name instilled into every plebe a feel- ing (if terror. If .sonic lianl-lioarlcd i i|)pcr(lassiiian cared really to haze some unfortunate, the usual procedure was to order him to rejiort to Mr. So-and-So in I ( " o. But time changed with the graduation of Van, Ed, Cy, and all the re.st, and chubby Habe Wilson took the wheel. For the next two years he steered it well, mi.ssing many of the bumps and pitfalls on the way, keeiiing the springs and bearings well oiled. When finally 19 2:5 after many trials and tribulations, reached the Iionored (in name only, of course) position of first ' lassmen, our Harry was given command. The transition jjcriod was at last completed and the broad highway awaited us in front. Throughout this time we were very fortunate in maintaining our [jcrsonnel iiractic ' ally intact, transfers being few, and the found list small in numbers. Our one loss of note occurred as a result of the make list. Here we were called upon to furnish a ciuota of a Regimental .Vdjutaiit, two ( ' a|)tains, and four Lieutenants. But down to .some rea.sons for I Co. ' s ai)parent success. With a grouj) of good-natured, honest, hard-working, con.scientious kaydets, always ready for the next scrap, I ( " omiiany has weathered the storms and tempests waged by the .Vcademic Hoard and T. D. Sometinies the goal has been far off in the di.stance and the lane ahead has .seemed unending, but the sjiirit of " shine under adxcrsity " has won. It has been a real iileasure for all of us to have been in a ( " om|)any the s|)irit of which has been indomitable, and ;i Company in which the co-ojieration lietween classes has always been the best. m K f ' w Captain Supply Sergeant Adkins Carnes Boll Brabson Conner Roberts, T. D. Carter, J. C. Bradford Christie Dunn, F. E. Lieutenants Sergeants Davidson, H. Evans, R. B. Giddens Greensweight Horton, J. B Lazarus Hennessev Grubbs Kehni Roberts, H. B. Kerr, W. I. Harper, H. J. Mclnernev ogel Michelet Lamb Wallace, E. C. Reid, A. D. Peterson, A. S. First Serjeant Kessinger Smith, G. S. Willems .Schenck Winslow, W. R. Campbell. H. R. Lan.lon Barney Stewart, .J. A. Skinner, L. . . Bailev, K. R. Broadhurst Bicher Burns, J. R. Corporals Day Creasv Evans, V. Ford, H. P. Cavenaugh, . , A. Margeson Brvan J W Frierson Griffith, L. E. Jones, W. F. Forde, H. M. Gervais Kammerer llui ' lics H R Keiler, R. D. Krueger, J. N. i mmmmt m m |)eer - Leonard, (;. B. Leslie ' ' " m i Wright Linn Link i i H I Loome McDonald, A. D ,S 1 Burns R E McConahay McFarland, R. S ■ •W- B Conder Withers McNarv McGeehan W: 1 1 Moore, J. E. Morrison H Gill Prat her Patrick ' ' 1 Palmer, J. C. Procter I ' urcell Peck Phelps Pvne Price, H. B. 1 Robins, E. A. Prudhomme 1 Rogers Quinn iMHWk flr 1 Rowe Sugrne J HkH k BI H Stika Tausch HlP " 1 Thomas, R. G. Thompson, S. W C .9 Trew Toftov iv r Vaughn Webb Woodbridge Yeomans mnp w - j Young, J. A. Captain MaiDdwi.d, TacHcal Officer x Company () review tlic first four years of tliis strange orfjaiiization i.s no small task. Made up from (i Co. flankers and H Co. runts, Inick in the days of the last plehe camp, it early earned the name of Bolshevist. And yet — " S(|ua(ls left, hy the right flank. " said the Goh, and the K Co. plehes did it. Strange men — Puddle Lake — Jones, (1. H. — McClee — Ahie — (lilmartin — The Duke — have gone into the luaking. Cood traditions, made as when we won a coiniietitive drill with (lihnartiu in the lead, with his orders in his F. I), hat where he was unahle to get them, or when we tied for last place in other drills many times in succession, these and others go to the fostering of a rare company spirit. For thru it all, from the beginning, the Runt has driven us, antl the time honored " INIajor MacDonald directs " has hammered into us his famous and infamous ideas. Froiu these things has come K Co., an institution tirnily j)lanted from the ' •i ' ind to the ' -24th tli isions, over- flowing a hit on hoth ends. It serves more guard tours, turns out more formations and slugs, and has more spirit than any of the rest of " em. It should he so — having no startling engineers, no continued goats — no hatt. com- manders, no undissy bucks — we average high, every man with his latent jjossiliilitics -why, even Bill Jones was a corj). on ' e ujjon a time. .V di ersified grouj) has come thru as K Co. ' s outjiut of its first four years; a hard-fighting Irishman, the famous triumvirate, now broken up, of Shifty, Shimmie, Thrifty, a truly wooden engineer, a red-headed encyclo])edia, a New Jersey Irishman, Southerners, in lo e and out of it. Northerners, Easterners, A ' esterners, a man famed for being homely, a man famed for being beautiful — and all drilled to the ty|)e h_ - the all-powerful Runt. But it was back in the days, dear tlei)arted days, when there was route step coming home from supper, when, as the Third Batt. rambled down the home stretch, a mighty yell would go up — " FOOTB.VLL, B. SELiALL, Swi.M.MlNCi IN THE T. . K, Wf: ' E (Jot Money Bit We Keep It in the Bank. K Co! K Co! K Co! " gx 1 m w 2 - ' ll ii if i! Paeifts«p l CaPTAIX HlvNEDirT. I ili-lirtll lljli, 1 I L Captain Supplij Serc eant Adams, E. F. Barlev Bird Caldwell Karmll Stoivk. D. ( " .. Castner Davis, J. W. Enslow Dnlligan Lieu ciiant Sergeant.s Hartnell Higgins. C. C. Fuqua Gillmore. V. N. AVarren, J. W. Duerr McEldownev (lould Hallock Hincke Short Holland. J. F. E. Silverthorne Merkle Stone. D. F. Hoobing , Clark, F. J. Renfro Firxt Sergeant Baughnian Roberts, L. A. Kidwell. F. E. Chang Sears. R. R. Brookings Chazal Sloane Hill, J. G. Cleary, M. H. Smith. V. G. Van Wyk Ellsworth Gilford Strange Corporals Graves, R. D. Grimm Anderson. R. C. Barth Harris, H. H. Bleaknev Hewins Brecht Gallowav, G. E. Holmes. T. J. Biowne. K. M. Bahcock, C. S. King. C. J. ( ' onnolly m Kdst Kirkpatrick, F. S. Conzelman l l l- ' rascr Kirkiiatriek. L. S. Corderman w ' H u,»hvorth, J. H. Lamherton Dawson. J. P. 1 Mcl.;inghlin, W. F. HailKUir Millener Dietrich 1 Mitchell, F. A. Dorman 1 M.Comas Moon tnrman 1 Clare Moores, Z. A . Hamele ' ' ' B Ordway Page Ravmond. ( ' . S. Howard, F. E. Kvster Smithers I,evings «» ' 1 Stephens, R. W. March. K. F. Strother N ' essel 1 Tacv Nicholson Thompson, J. S. Pittman Watson, J. A. Smith. C. H. Torson Tnlly, H. G. VanHorne VanSvckle i Walker, R. S. W. ||iiiiii!!:::i!:.;-- ' :: ' -: ' " :: ' ::::;:::!!!i!a L ' rrr 111 ilSCLlltlMLll Company (From :i very old niaiiiiscript ) KTER tlie licatlicn had lieeii coiKiiiert ' d and in the first year of the roif;n of Arthur (soiiictiiiu-s callod McArthiir), inaiiy of the finest soltliers of the land did feather about the castle of their lortl in the High- lands. Of the refi ' ular soldiery of Arthur there were l)ut nine companies in those days and the chief did delilierate i;reatly as to how the new fifihtinj;; blood should be distributed throughout the Army. ' I ' hen from tlie throne came the decree that there shoidd be created twelve companies and thu.s was Helct founded. " (Note. — This first mention of Helco in the old manuscript is not in itself exi)lanatory. Further investigation. however, shows why Helco, corrujjted later into the Engli.sh " L Co., " ])articularly attracted the authf)r ' s attention.) " Quoth .Vrthur. ' Merlin, Minister Most E.xtraordinary of the Dexii ' (NoTlo. — Merlin, a soothsayer, was a retainer of .Vrtluir and from liis title ap|)ears to have held a ))osition corresponding clo.sely to that of the ])resent day ' Hattalion Hoard ' ), ' p ' n-k from my troo])s a liand of chosen men wlio.se duty shall e er be the accomplishment of tiiose tasks to our other knights imjjossible. Let them not be small of stature, for such luen are oft jjossessed of a wea ene l soul and a blustering boastfulness. Nor let them be picked from tho.se enormous louts, ungairdy of body and mind alike, who form the leading company of our column. ' " (NoTK. — Merlin, says the old author, selected, after many tests, tho.se men of normal stature in Arthur ' s army who excelled in all things. The reckless habits of these soldiers and the nature of Merlin ' s i)rofessioii are c i(iently resi)onsible for the name he ga e them, ' " Helco. " The name apjiears to be ancient Saxon, meaning " the Dexil ' sOwu. " ) " It came to pass, even in the first year of the reign of .Vrtliur, that Helco did make for itself a glorious name and was much envied of the rest of the Army. Quoth Arthur, " Merlin, limn wizard, the work of tliy hands is a goodly deed in the sight of thy King. Thy Helco has done wondrous things and so we condone thy partial failure to properly (ontrol those jubilantly fearless knights. Never have we seen a more carefree as.semblage by which those traits be- loved by my Knights of the Table Hound — Honesty, Fear- lessness, and the i)urest ( ' lii alry -are iield so highly in esteem. Hut why, () Merlin, will Helco never march in our daily pag- eants in such a line as we may designate it first. .Vnd why, mighty sorcerer, do they break each day all the iieakcrs and platters of the hall in which they dine! ' ' " " (NoTK. — The manuscripl relates thai, a feu years laler. Arthur ' s head wa.s cut off [perhaps merely a figure of siieecli and tells no more of Helco. The full story of its deeds and acconi|)lishnienls, " ■ 1 Histoire d ' Helco " |conlemporary il li !. ■ Mort d ' . rthurl has been lost so Ih.il today it is the uii- tlying traditions of the famous band which exist to glorify its successors of modern times.) : ii i X! €: im] M Captain Supply Sergeant Austin, J. A. Beaslev, N. P. Bailey, D. J. Chism Myers, C. T. Bugher ( ' a vender Darsie Cowles, ;. W. Daughertv Lieutenants Sergeants Fitzmaurice Grombach Lance McCormick. J. ( " hamller, R. E. Forbes Harrold, ( ' . J. Martin, E. G. Whitson Smith, L. S. Holland. T. J. Nve Dodd Stokes Johnson, W. G. Smith, C. H. • Stebbins Lowe Van Brunt First Sergeant Maglin Osborne, T. M. Wilson, E. H. Riepe Rowland. H. T. Booth, E. F. Salsman Dabezies Seott. V. L. . cree Henrv .Stern -Alexander Nelson, P. B. Sweany Black, P. .J. Tormev Barnes, W. H. Corporals Waldo De Shazo White, H. V. Ennis Woodruff, C. E. Fishback Sewall Gross Heiser Meyer, C. W. Baillie Herte H Scovel, C. W. Barton. 0. M. House H Bragan Johnson, H. W Ht " ' H Wilev Buck McDonough ■i 1 Kiilire Burger McXamara H Fiiicrson ( " lavbrook Prichard H McHride, W. C. Eareckson Roark H Stephens, P. B. Elliott, G. E. Showers ' " ftMnP ' 1 ' m Pheris Erskine Ford, G. A Sorrell Wills, L. E. Griffin Hart. C. E. Howell, F. J. Hundley, D. H. Ingalls Jennings Kraft Krauthotf McBride, R. J. Reading Reid, G. J. Rynearson Salmon Sites Stowell Stubblebine Waters Company S a l)ihul()us ])ersou is v l aware, age leads to a varied ainniinl of iiielioratioii. iiiellowiies.s ami jirestige. We of M Co., however, are well content to rest upon the jiresent and not have recourse to the retro- spect for our personal or collective emulation. This dissertation, however, is not panegyric, hut should he taken to heart and assimilated hy all the runts and others of corresponding stature. Now hecausc M Co. brings up the rear in all formations, is no reason to believe that she is always trailing along behind. We have many noted characteristics, among which is the conceded fact that we are a bunch of book-worins. Certain notable i)ersons have made this statement. At any time during the day you can find our members engaged in the study of stable equilibrium, by the assumption of a jiositioii of translation ])arallel to the broom. Or again you may come upon us diligently delving into the theory of error and the method of least .sipiares as apijlied to cards containing thereon many signs of an intricate, but well known nature. Others of us not so inclined apjily oursehes to the formation of permutations and combinations of the twenty-six letters in the al))habet, in an cndca ()r to wage our battles with the (). .V. O. All of which conclusively bears out the state- ment that we are bil)liomaniacs, linguists, ])hiIologists and what not. Our members consist of a diversified conglomeration of individuals, gleaned, some from A Co.. but on the whole the original host predominates. All the distinguished cadets are in this company. We have turnbacks in droves, goats in flights, and engineers in isolation. The |)rincii)al reason why we hold our heads uj) is that this is not a keen file outfit. We admit one or two border upon that category, but the transgressors are few and ])roj)erly adjusticated. Do not be deluded, dear reader, that M Co. is not a coming institution, for its weight and ijrejjonderance are felt throughout the Corps. Our missionary work is carried on by the ai)i)lication of shoe ])olish, or by other such subtle means of conveyance, and in the future we hope that the re|)utation established in the four years of this com- pany ' s history will be lived up to. and that it will continue to i)ursne that even-tenored course outlined by its perjjetra- tors. Hook-worms — well jjossibly — . but jjhysically dexterous jugglers of tea cujis and cookies — o! So in the u ' ons to come all our progeny may look back u|)on M Co., in its infancy, as a model upon wliicli all true courses should be run. ' A Ol 1 rnUMi I The Classes II HEX the final « " cli() oi ' the applause that has hccii n ' iveii to llic last man of the Class has died on the noon-day hi ' eezes of June Iwelflh; when I he newly emancipated Yearlings have I ' isen from I heir eamp-stools and shal«Mi the crimps from their white-clad knees, prei)aratory to joininy with the First and Second Classes lo march across the plain to listen to the kni.uhliiiu of the Coin ' s elect; when the hosts of visitors have left Iheir places in the stands in fiont of Battle Monument — when all this has taken place, the Class of 19 ' 23 will have completed three years, eleven months, twenty-nine and one-half days of their a])i)ren- ticeship — Graduates of the Academy and commissioned to service for their country. Then will the associations that have been formed since that distant June 13, 1919, be broken, in some cases forever, and the Class as a unit will have passed into history. To those fully acquainted with West Point it is useless to explain that the Class forms the base of the structure upon which our life is regulated. Il is in it that our friendships are formed and through it that our ideals are perjjelualed. Stepping forth to meet the greater adventure of our intlividual careers, the Class of Whiii leaves to the Class of 19 ' -24 the glamor of a First Class year; to the Class of 19 ' -2.3 the golden dreams and realities of Furlough; and to the Class of ]iH{ the her- itage of Yearling joys and sorrows. May they each find something of joy in Iheir respective lots. [97 1 I 1 " " Jf; I Pass in Review I " Pass in Review! " The last command Rings out like trumpet ' cross the grass ; The Corps from line to column swings, Then down the Plain the grey lines pass In last review, before the members Of the Graduating Class. II " Pass in Review! " The echoed words Wake mem ' ries of four long years — Such mem ' ries as to brave young eyes Unbidden bring the glint of tears — For hearts in grey are always one In Alma Mater ' s hopes and fears. Ill " Pass in Review! " And all unseen There marches with the Corps along The endless line of West Point ' s sons, A warrior host, a spirit throng. Who were the Corps of yesterday. Names writ in blood and famed in song. IV " Pass in Review! " When Twenty Three Along the Plain at last review. Stands at salute to the passing Corps May it be said of our Class too, " As they have nobly worn the Grey May they be worthy of the Blue! " R. S. ' 2j 1 x h X JMl i ' ' ' - ' ' ' - ' - [99] •-r: !- ' n iw M. LOUIS VAUTHIER Honorary Member Class of ig2} FISMES FRANCE Born, SijitimUr IJ,, 1X02. Eighth French Artillery, ISHO. Detailed Fencing School, JoinviUe. First Sergeant, French Army. Assistant to M. Ayat, ISSO. Cercle d ' Escrime de la Madeleine, 1S90-1S93. Fencing Master, eic York Fencers Chib, 1S93-190 ,. Master of Fencing, United Slates Military Academy, 190!,-1912. Instructor, Department of Modern Languages, U. S. M. A.. 1912- Fencing Coach, United Stales Military Academy, 1932- [100 _J _ M. VAUTHIER ,€. (I llic iirixilc c iif makiiij; ' M. ' autl i ' linipsc al his xaried and (listiiifiuislied •iili.sted in the Stii Fn-ncli Artillcrv. Within lh( invill( ' . Here h( next lew years, rose to first ser- assistant to M. Avat, one T the ' nd of our socoiid Near incnilit-r of the ehiss of MH ' .i. ' I ' his was done in recognition of M. ;nithier ' s lonj; and devoted service to tiie Iihtar - Academy. o man e er stroxc more earnestly to set West Point iijjon its highest pedestal, nor ever guarded more zealously the finest traditions of ( " or|)s honor and spirit. From the first day he entered the .section room during our yearling ' our.se in French we learned that alio -e the desire to teach us the F -encli language, above the material hut usually conunon aim of most instructors to extract a few tenths from an unfortunate cadet, liicrc existed an im|)elling force to instill into us at every o|)portunily the hest principles of this institution. That his talks always made a great imj)ression scarcely need t)e staled, ivuli year the new yearling class has only words of highest praise from M. " authier. But to understand and fully api)reciate our classmal ' . career is essential. In ISHO, at the age of I!), owing to his taste for arms, he was .sent to the fencing school at .!( geant, and took his master ' s diploma. Still ra])i(lly ])n of the most renowned fencers of his time. Hut this slim, hand.some, courteous young man of ' •2S _ ears had wide amhitions. To he a.ssistant to a great master was only a teni])( rary stojiping ])lace. In 180ft he founded his own crrcle at Paris. From then his rise to jjrominence was meteoric. Nieeting all the far-famed feniers of Hurope he proved himself inferior to none. His ccrcle d ' Escrime dr In Maddvine soon became the center of society aiid many of the social events of the day. Whoever spoke of fenc- ing, spoke of IM. Vauthier. No exhibition of the .soldierly art wa.s ever complete unless graced by his presence. Then, in l S!). ' i. the .second largest mile d ' armcs m the world was built by the Fencers Club of Xew ' ()rk. It was their natural desire to obtain a most skilled swordsman to lake charge of this new .s« p. .Vttentiou was at once directed to ]M. ' authier and every effort was exerted to bring him to this coun- try. Finally, in order to silence their advances, M. Wiuthier made to the representatives of tlu ' ' lub an offer which he felt they could not ])ossibly accept. He was not, however, as familiar at that time with the American get-what-you-want-at-any-price spirit as he is now. The deal was clo.sed immedi- ately and the I ' nited States was favored with the presence of the greatest fencer ever to set foot ujion its soil. Although at first our cla.ssmate did not intend to remain jiermanently in America he soon came to care for his new friends to such a degree that he stayed on and on. During this period his life was un- eventful, his time being given to filling his ])osition as fencing master to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. Finally fencing became an intercollegiate s])ort at West Point. .V conij etent instructor was de- manded and so M. ' autiiier received the re(|uest to coach the Military Academy team. Due to his inherent love for the Army and all things connected with the military, he resigned his excellent j)o- sition with the Fencers C ' lul) of New York in 1!)04 and accepted the call of the .service. His achieve- ments from then on are records of conunon knowledge and pride with every follower of the institution. In athletics there is with us but one standard of success. Beat the Navy and our team is the best in the country; lose . In no sj)ort have we as high a ratio of victories as in fencing. And to M. authier is due the credit. When in l!)! ' , ' that sjjort was discontinued M. ' authier remained. In the course of his time here as a coach he had come to admire, love and respect West Point as much as any graduate. He could not bear the thought of leaving. That fencing had ])a.s.sed from the Academy forever he ' ould not believe. Therefore he felt that he must remain and be on hand when it was once again revived. In the meantime he successfully acted as assistant to Col. Wih-ox in the FVench I)e|)artmcnl. and it was in this role we came to know him. Last year, ho ve er, an informal schedule was arranged in fencing and M. authier again found an outlet for his dormant skill. This season meets ha c i)een arranged with all college teams in the East and our pro.s])ects look very bright. After ten years of waiting. West Point is again |)rotiting from M. " authier " s invaluable .services. To see him at work in the gym today is a revelation to whoever lielieves that years make a man old. It is indeed a treat to watch that fiery -eyed, iron-grey haired gentleman with a slender body and unbelievably skillful hands and feet, take on one cadet after another and never weary, althougii each pupil is utterly fatigued trom his strenuous work-out. But to us, although admired as a fencer, he is M. ' aulhicr. the man. W c are ])roud of him as a classmate, not so much for his material skill as for his intangible (pialities of character. It is his air of indomitable courage, his unfailing s])irit and untiring devotion to all that is noble, that stand above the comnioni)lace. By the class of UHW he will be fore ' er remembered as one who always ui)hel l our highest ideals of duty, honor and country. -t • ' . [ 101 EDW. RD FORSTALL ADAMS Second Di. :1ricl. Virijtnia NORFOLK VIRGINIA HE whole Corps dropped in tlie iiM division and saw Fo ' s alli- gator in the bath tub. This pet was shipped from Florida to take the phice of the late lamented gold fish, who succumbed to ill treatment when someone turned on the hot water. All of which indicates that ForstaU is a natural collector at heart, and during his .sojourn in our midst he has acquired everything from pipes to parrots. Fo is one of the snakiest dancers that ever twitched a nasty eyelid at Virginia Heach, yet when Saturday night rolls around he usually fills out a straight program with his " Simmons Four Poster, " his twelve pipes, and one or more of the latest classics. Only one iierson has ever been able to disturb his j)eaceful existence, and rumor says that she was corn-fed and had baby- blue eyes. Rifle Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter A. B. (!) JOHN ELLSWORTH ADKINS, Jr. First Dinfrid. Louisiana NEW ORLEANS LOlISL N ' . LTHOUGH the " Gob " discovered the error of his ways and left the Navy to join the Long Gray Line, he did not forget all his nautical training. So he reverted to the old way and gave the K Co. plebe section, " Squads right, by the left flank, column left " and then got on us for tying it up. " Tommy " comes from New Orleans and likes the place .so well that he has run a late each Christmas leave. We feel that there is a femme in the case, because he WTites certain long letters at frequent intervals and hasn ' t much time for Cullum and dragging. He has been in K Co. ever since he joined the Corps, and has always been a great " blues cha.ser. " His " baths " at Round Pond, his frantic calls for a flash light at Camp Dix, and his boundless plans for all kinds of tricks have bucked up our morale at various times. Bugle Corps (i), (2) Sunday School Teacher ( ) Pistol Sharpshooter MAk A " Fo " ' Gob " [102 FRANK .M( ADAMS ALHRECIir Senatorial, Illinoi. ' i CHICAGO ILLINOI S () confer upon " Duke " any title as an indication of his cliaracter and aliility would be an impossi- hility lieyond the scope of human endeavor, because he ])resents for our inspection and approval a series of widely (li ersified tastes and pastimes. I5y the havoc he has created anioiij; ' the weaker sex the title of " Love Pirate " woulil not be unsuitable, yet he disclaims any con- scientious effort and pleads utter indifference to these con(|uests. To introduce a femme to Duke is to bid her goodby, for at the end of the hoj) you can always expect the t|uestion — " Who is that man with those beautiful eyelashes? " — and girls do fall for eyelashes. Resjwnsibility has been duly thrust ui)()n him — but what could you expect? The Corps always makes a good selection of its leaders and workers — Duke is both. Corporal (i), Sfr_ ,-ant (?), Lieutenant ( ) .hsislant Manager of Golf (2) Manager of Golf ( ) Monogram ( ) Owlr (4), (i), (2), ( ) Hundredth Night (I) lilairstoton Conference ( ) Expert Rifleman Pistol Sharpshooter HORDXKR FREDERICK AS( ' IIKi{ Senatorial, Nerada FREErORT ILLINOIS SCHER entered the Academy fresh from a position as a travel- ing salesman — selling spark i)higs the hicks out in loway. Of course he abandoned the position, but not so the s])ark, for " Ho " has been full of it ever since his first voyage on the " High- lander. " The [)lug also seems to have stuck, for the boy has iilugged away until he is the best " pug " of his weight in the .Vcademy. We would fain add " and also in the colleges, " but the T. D. and " Bo " tangled lines this summer, and we are denied the jM-ivilege of seeing him fight his way to the top o ' the heaj). " i5() " s " one worry in life are his golden locks. .Vnd " Mo " is such a snake, too, with an " o. a. o. " and all! He has tried everything, but all the King ' s mange cure and lier[)icide won ' l bring back tlie lost locks — isn ' t that tonuli? Cullum Hall Squad (4) Football Squad (.i), [2) Indoor Meet (4), (.?), (2), ( ) Sumerals (4), { ), {2} M iddlra eight Boxing Cham- pion (4), (3), (2) Boxing Team Monogram (5), (2) Rifle Marksman .1. B. ( ) " Duke ' " Bo " 103] •p x . - fi? yi-.: ' l .: :3 JOHN ADAMS AUSTIN Twentn-sccond District, New York NEW YORK NEW YORK N the year of our Lord 1901, March 8th, all the " Bronix " was in a state of exuberance; yea verily did the hat rack and the side walk; the sun hid its face before a smile more brilliant than its own, for on this morn old " Bean " first saw the light of day. John began his prejjaration for an arm, ' ca- reer early by mixing in back alley gang fights and playing post office. But the thing that first attracted attention when he joined the ranks of the pampered pets was his smile. Never has nature made a face more fitted to grin. So from the first, when old Duffner discovered an extra piece of butter on the table, he called on John to " beam on the assem- blage. " But every dog has his day — John ' s daily let- ters testify to such. Rifle Marksman " Bean ' DAVID SHEKALVN BABCOCK United States Army MOUNT VERNON NEW YORK ITH the sweet, penetratmg aroma of the cavalry still clinging to his 7 IK whereabouts, David Sherman came to us. This first recollection of Bab is coupled with his famous command of " Fours Right " when driving our double trousered rabble to Mr. A ' izay for our morning setting up exercises. From then on liis po] ularity with the upper classes increased. He always had visitors I His likes and dislikes are well defined, and unchangeable by human means. He has a passionate longing for horses, deep literature, the " good old days, " and " New Yawk, " but in argiuiient he revels. After boning up some " highbrow " subject (from H. G. Wells or Hendrik Van Loon) and, failing to convince the o])position, he is wont to remark that he had given us credit for lieing broadminded enough to see his point. Polo ( ) BugU Corps (i), (2) Pistol Expert 104] J.onS CARRIER HARLEY. Jh. Tenth Diitricf. Vinjhiia ALEXANDlilA IRGINIA illME, tide, and ass( iiihly wait for no man, sail I " Thus tlid Lou Harley cause the houndaries of cam]) to re-echo before each and every formation throughout liis plehe summer. Wien lie became an upper- classman, however, the memories of his famous phrase a])j)arently grew dim, for many a reveille almost lacked his presence. But we maintain that the " absolute goat " has to rank some- thing, so we find justification enough for this apparent non-existence of early morning energy. For " absolute " of our plebe year lie was, which feat brought him to the attention of the Aca- demic authorities. Indeed, it gained ft)r him the unr|ualificd admiration of his cla.ssmates, be- cause, with the .same earnest determination which he always shows, he set to work and proved the saying that the " absolute " always gets by. Tfnnis Squad (i), ( ) .hsislani Editor {fowilzfr (I) Ring Commitlfe (3), (2), il) Banquet Committee (3) Hundredth Night Staff (3), {2), (!) Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2), ( ) Hop Manager (I) Camp Illumination (• ) Ritie Marksman J l, " - ' ' 1, ' ■ ' - ' i o J , , LAWRENCE SPRAGUE BARROLL First District, Mari Iand KENSINCTON MAU-il.AM) AS anyone seen Larry Barroll? " So (juoth the sweet young miss from the village upon a week-end .sojourn at the Point in those dis- tant days when Larry was sport- ing the insignia of a color corp upon his sleeve, and so did we arrive at tlie conclusion that we were harboring a Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde in our midst. Don ' t take this as ab.solute evitlence that Larry is a snake for if you do, you will be making a serious mistake. He is at his best in a roughhouse and when it comes to walking around the country he has us all beaten. Of course we have seen Larry Barroll ! If you want him during study hours go to his room but go early because if you don ' t you will have to wake him n]i and that isn ' t a .safe thing to do as he is a strong belie ' er in the theory that it is the in- herent right of any man t i sleep when he desires. Color Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Captain (t) Basketball (4) Lacrosse (V), (i), (2) Captain (1) Monogram (3), (2), (I) Cross Country (2) Honor Committee Bugle Corps (2) Beast Detail (I) .In Staff, Howitzer ( ) Expert Rifleman i ' " Lew ' ' Larry " 105] ' " ; m imiiSM: - 1 s 1 DAVID BARBOIR BARTON Tiretdji-cifihth District, Vennsj lvania MERCER PENNSYLVANIA IH David has been accused vari- ous and sundry times of being a P. D. but when appearance and surname are taken into considera- tion, the preponderance of the evidence would seem to make him anything but Deutsch. He has ahvays been one of those quiet lads. But that kind are sometimes found to be snakes of the first water, and, should anyone investi- gate his scrapliooks, many a tell-tale snapshot would doubtless be brought to light. What a lesson a single pair of white gloves teaches a goat, too. When Jazzbo was re- cjuested to don them for two days during Plebe June week, with determination he amiounced, " Jamais encore, " and since then he has kept well out of the fatal clutches of those who make ready that terrible ordeal, the end of which sees a man kept or found. H K ks M RUSSELL EMERSON BATES Tenth District. Michigan CiRAYLING MICHKiAN AVE you ever browsed around in an old library and been struck by the mass of accumulated informa- tion? If you have, you will a])- ])reciate our simile when we com- pare " Rus " Bates to a library. His head is chuck full of curious facts and figures. If you want to know the dimensions of a gnat ' s ear, ask " Rus, " he knows. He delights in absorb- ing odd items that the average mortal forgets in a moment. To our mind he has missed his calling — he ought to work for Edison. But do not gather that " Rus " is a specoid — far be it from such! He ' s a goat like the rest of us and is, we hope, proud of the fact. It takes brains to be a goat, paradoxical as it may seem. Let the guess-stick artists keep their slide-rides hot, .say we, and let us do the jobs recpiiring tact and diplomacy. If you don ' t believe us. ( ' . Smith. Corporal (i) .L B. (2) ' Dave " " Rus ' Kit) r ' NOBLE PEXFIKLI) HKASLEY Tliird Distrirt, ArJcansas HKNTOW IIJ.K ARKANSAS ( )|{LE PENFIELD i)reserves to a marked degree those character- istics of every genius from Newton to Wiiikleinan. He is possessed of a profound knowledge of all sulijecis, es|)ecially those deahng with signs of integration. And like Cavendish he has a de- cided antijiathy for the opposite sex. Some say that down in the hills of Arkansas, Noble once lo ed and lost. Hence they maintain that all his love and faith withered there and died, and no feminine smiles nor maidenly charms can make them live again. But others who know him more intimately re])ort that while on furlo our auhurn-haired hero dominated the fair sex in a maimer that would make any Sheik envi- ous. In addition to math.. Noble is an author- ity on all forms of shooting, golf, and tronser — l)ressing, liaving .served his apj)renticeshi|) at the latter art during a sojourn at the . stor. Sergeant (2) Football Squad (i) Indoor Meet (3) Expert Rifleman Pistol Sharps looter ' tieez " DONAIJ) ALEXANDER BECK Fir.it District. Florida SAH.VSOTA FI.OHIDA LANKER in the Div. " ! The way the runts de.scended u|)on the huge frame of this long, angular specimen from Florida whenever he entered the lOth Div. caused a pcruiancnt .set in the rearward moving parts of his anatomy. Enthroned with a good skag, a red comforter and the popular weekly, he is utterly oblivious to all that happens around him. And when there is snow upon the ground, only first lall can pull him out of his hole. The entire Corps was thrown into confusion one day by the report that Beck was late to a class formation. It later develoijed that his .section fell in at the wrong place. A branch of the service where his chief worry will be the [irice of boots will make his life com- plete. Provided, of course, that he is in the sunnv south. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), .Icting Sergeant ( ) Camp Illumination., (4) Cadet Band (2) llunJredtli Night (3),(2),(I) Rifle Sliarpshooter " Don ' 107 H ' I V P 1 K 4» 1 Wv j ■ V " J ■ L jg? S ■ (. N " r il STUART ALFRED BECKI.EY Si.iih Dint rid. Virciinia ROANOKE VIHGIXIA ET ' S ask Beck. " Such were tlie words heard most often by those who lived near Stuart. AMiether it was a problem in Math or a question of drill " regs " he was alwa -s there with a solution. From the beginning our " Ollie, " though not following in the footsteps of his great double, made a name for himself in " mental gymnas- tics. " Always hivey and dissy, Stuart assumed the role of a hard yearling corp. Later the T. D. saw fit to make him " Keeper of the trunk rooms " and now, from bad to worse, we find him dominating the rosters of " E " Company. Such is the meteoric ascent of our Virginian. With the discarding of kaydet Gray and the donning of Army Blue, Stuart has decided to cast his lot with the cavalry. " That ' s a gootl boss " means nothing to him. They are all good horses for Beck. Corporal (i), Supply Ser- geant (2), First Sergeant ( ) Riile Marksman •Beck " WILLL M SHEPARD BIDDLE First District, Oregon pniiTLAND OREGOX HAT was the origin of Bill ' s rise to prominence. Certainly not his blaseety as a plebe, for there was never one more quiet than he. Yet who does not remember the day when liis con.science hurt him to the extent that he admitted that he had not walked guard for six months, his name not having been in- cluded in the guard roster? But those are days of the past and the general has undergone a transformation. No longer is lie the bashful youngster of his plebe and year- ling years but rather one who is frequently .seen at CuUum Hall. Do not, however, think that Culluni Hall is his only rendezvous. For whenever an athletic squad called for candidates Bill was there. Finally his persistence and ability were re- warded, and he may now be seen playing and managing jiolo. Corporal (5), Sergeant {2), Captain and Regimental Sup- ply Officer U) Indoor Meet (3) Sumerals (3) ll ' ater Polo (2) Polo (Manager) ( ) Monogram ( ) Choir (4), (i), (2) Honor Committee Hundredth Night (i), (2) Bugle Notes (i), (2), ( ) Editor-in-Chief (1) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman " Biir lOS ' mm. ' y RALPH ( HKISTIAN MIXC, Tenth Di.strict, Wisconsin EAU CLAIUE WISCONSIN UK eternal sainenes.s of love may lorhid any orifiiiiality yet those who fall are of all kinds. Here is one, an able-bodied seaman, wjio f;ave np the tang of the salt, salt sea anil the romance of the mighty deeps, to find ashore his captain on the seas of life. What might have been " Ho, for the sailor ' s life, yo, hoi " ha.s become " Here ' s to the girl who comes np in Jnne. " The fact is, September, Jannary, May and all the rest of the year, too, for Ralph ' s thoughts, like the roads to Rome, all lead to the .same place — the (). A. O. in Wash- ington. That is, in Washington when she ' s not here. But Ral|iii has anotjier sort of affection which hap|)iiy does not run cross-current to tiic first. He likes the feel of a running horse and the swing of a mallet as he ri lcs after the ball. Corporal (J), Sfrgeant (2 1 Acting Sergeant ( ) Cross Country Squad {2} .1. B., B. A. (i) ■Daddji " JOHN .lOSKril HINXS, Jh. Sixteenth District, New York NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK VOCAT Exc[uisito. — Once every so often there is born into this world of ours an unfortunate child of destiny, a victim of cir- cumstances — if you know what I mean. One of these boys cut out for one vo- cation and only one. Now please don ' t get the idea that this lad is not a soldier — ah yes from sun-ui) until sun-down. But here is the idee — it is our candid oinnion that he missed his calling. He should have cho.sen to be a lawyer. Here is a man who could climb to fame over any bar (don ' t mistake our nouns), becau.se he could make a case out of anything. Anyone who has been in the same vicinity with him for five minutes will vow as much. Everyone knows that " JeflF " is a lovable chap, but where does he go all by him.self in New York ; how come he a 1 ways ret lu-ns with t he color from his cheeks concentrated in his no.se? Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1) Assistant Manager Hockey (i), (2) Manager Hockey ( ) Monogram ( ) Indoor Meet (3) Dialectic Committee (i), (2) Catholic Sunday School Teacher (3), {2), ( ) Beast Detail {1} Advertising Editor Howitzer (!) Hundredth Night ( ) Pistol Sharpshooter " Jef [ 109 JOSEPH WINFIELD BOONE First District, Katjsas G K, XSAS AX " came to us fresh from Kansas University, and according to all available statistics the entire Beast Detail turned out to wel- come him. They seemed to real- ize that anyone coming here from such a select school deserved special attention. " Dan " got it. The T. D. took a special interest in him, and after sending him through the basic school furnished by I Co. our jjlebe year, assigned him to duty with the troojjs in E Co. Coming from the third battalion, " Dan " had a reputation to live up to (or live down, depending on the ]3oint of view). But we ojiened wide our hearts to him — also our bootblacks. " Dan " came through in characteristic form, the one black mark he received was voted him because of the uncontrollable weakness he developed for organizing raiding parties during Columbia ' s yearly offensive. Rifli ' Marksman Pistol Sharpshmiter " Dan " JA: IES EDWARD BOWEN Sixteenth District, Texas EL PASO TEXAS HEX in the course of human e ents it becomes necessary to narrate the long and chequered career of one " Those huevos " of whom much were better — nay necessarily — left unsaid, the muse of history, dipjnng her pen in the gloomiest depths of Hades could not paint dark enough the char- acter of the great Elwell of the ' 20th century. One balmy June there drifted o ' er the sands of Texas, to blossom at the nation ' s nursery, the one and only " Twospot " in the deck, with soul as black as the Ace of Spades, a bud ne ' er confronted by dilemma greater than the choice between his princi]jles and his sweetheart, — he chose. . Yearling fall he joined the Corps, Ijeing most immediately adopted by our rascally exclusive smart set — the keen files. Despite the which, he departs an intrepid trooper and a helva good fellow. Sergeant (2), Acting Ser- geant ( ) .Issistant Manager, Cullum Hall {4), [3] Choir {4), (3), (2), (1) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman ' Tirospot " 110] LYNN EDWIN BRADY Tirentif-firsf Di.ttrirt, Peiin.ii lrariia IS PENNSYLVANIA F I were to tell you the story of Xiipoleon I woiikl take it from the lips of Frenchmen, hut I am to tell you the story of Lynn Hrady. so I will glean it from the reluctant testimony of the other members of the first section in Chemistry. Completely (lei)hlogisticated of all P. D. incrustations by numerous years — unfortunately the archives of history do not record the exact numerical answer — of vacillation between West Point or no West Point, this alluvial dei)osition of the original anthracite ivory finally drifted into the illustrious class of W ' iS. That he does not rank one academically may be attributed by the more lenient observer to divers considerations other than the more frank and obvious ])ossi- hiHty. The list below is part ])roof that Lynn runs the switchboard and he tloes it well. Corporal (J), Sergeant (2) Baseball Squad (: ), (i), (2) Cullum Hall (• ) Golf Squad (3), {2), in Board of Governors ( ) Honor Commiltee(Chairman) Howitzer Board (I) Dialectic Society (Treasurer) ( ) Hundredth A ightShow, .Isst. Business Mgr. (2) Business Mgr. ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman WAL1)E- L R FRITZ BREIDSTER Fifth District. Wisctmain MILWAUKEE WI.SCON.SIN HIS jovial gentleman ])ictured above, while he weighs consider- able avoirdupois in his stocking feet, is far from being dead weight in matters pertaining to the class of which he is ii member. His poundage is applied with devastating efifect to opposing football teams, making opposing linesmen wish they had sought nnmerals in ping-pong. His light-heartedness in his daily life makes the efforts of FalstafiF him.self to be a mad wag a])- I)ear as grotesque as the sight of a hush leaguer batting for Babe Ruth. No, Hortense, Fritz is not going into the Cavalry but will devote his life to playing bridge behind the seacoast de- fences, such conduct being a direct violation of the Volstead Act. From the day he entered un- til his graduation it is merely a repetition o ' that story about Abu Ben Somebody or Other. For lo! Fritz Breidster ' s name led all the rest. Corporal (-?). Company Supply Sergeant {_ ' ), Senior Captain and Regimental Commander ( ). Foot- b,ll. " A. " (4), (.?), (. ' ),( ). Ctp- lain 0). Stt-immin g, Monogram (4) , (i), (- ' ). ( )• Academy Record, 220 yards. Cattain (2). IVater Polo. Monogram (- ' ), Captain (2), ( ). Golf Squad (3). (. ' ). Indoor .Meet, Numeral, (,4), (.?),{. ' ). ( ). .4cademy Record, Breast Stroke. Class Athletic Representative (4), O). {2), ( ). I ' ice-President (. ' ). Prciiden: ( ). Chairman, Board of Governors ( ). Class Organization Committee ( ), Hundredth Night Cast (• ), (i), (. ' ). ( ). Silver Bay Conlercnce ( ). Cadet ChapelChoir (4), (.n. (2). (I). Rifle Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter 1 A " Lynn •Fritz f nil X. HO WARD E. C. BREITLXG Fifth Digtricf, Michigan MONTCLAIR XEW JERSEY OLA! Sure, he speaks French and S])anish with equal fluency — hy his own confession. But lan- guages are the least of his ac- complishments. Wien the moon shines in the window and everyone is restless, nothing seems quite so soothing to him as some soft, sweet strain from his viohn. Standing in the approved position, violin tucked under his chin, his eyes made soulful by his music, he brings into being the wild, uncanny, dismal notes of some of his so-called masterpieces. But he is no lanquid dreamer even if he does bone S. E. P. once a week, for he won his monogram in a regular red-blooded, two fisted manner — in boxing. Perhaps that is wliere he gained his possessive manner with the femmes for he is an occasional snake of no mean ability. Or, maybe it ' s his hkable personality. Boxing Squad (4), (5), (2) Monogram {Boxing) (3) Choir {4), (i) Pistol Marksman A. B. {2) " Bub ' CHARLES VINSON BROMLEY Fifth District, JTV.y J ' irginia HOLLIDAYSBURG PEXXSYLVAXIA IT of tlie mountains he came; into the Cavalry he goes. Oft have the halls resounded to his cheerful bellow of " Boots and spurs; to horse and away! " And boots and spurs will he wear even though his beloved ca -ahy is mounted on bicycles. Neither the lure of feminine laughter from the balcony of Cidlum, nor the joys to be found on Flirtation Walk have ever attracted him. This fact would lead you to think that he looked unfavorably on the Fair Sex. But NO I He hunts larger game in broader fields. It is in New York that he comes into his own; ' tis there that he handles the unstable (?) tea-cup with a debonair air; ' tis there that he charms the pick of the city with a flash of his sparkling eyes: ' tis there that he puts to shame his classmates who haunt Cullum Hall on hop nights. Acting Sergeant ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman ' Charley " I [112] MICHAEL THOMAS JJK ' KI.KY Seventh Disirict, California C ' )ALIX(iA CALIFORNIA VC ' K in tlie days of Iianl-hoiled tacs aiul old Suinnior Caiii]).s there tlro])ped in on lis one day an iin- cked ciil) who liaiied from Cali- fornia, that fair land of Death ' ;dlcys, oil wells and other things of siirjKissing scenic grandeur. To every one who knows " Buck " tiiere is one thing about him that stands out alwve all else. This thing is his fighting Irish sj)irit. Be it on the .soccer field or in the .section room he puts up a hattle royal and almost invarial)ly conies out of the melee with a goal or a few extra tenths. In all the time that " Mike " ha.s been at the Point, no one has ever seen him licked. No matter how far he is shoved down he always manages to come back just a trifle stronger and just a little bit madder. Even the crash which resulted from ■ " Bingle ' s " maiden voyage at Dix couldirt down liis spirit. Corporal (3), Scrgfaiit (2), .Icting Supply Sergeant ( ) Basketball Squad (4) Numerals (4) Baseball Squad (3) Soccer Squad (?), { ) Monogram (2), (!) Boxing Squad ( ) Indoor Meet (i), {2), ( ) Numerals (2) Dialectic Committee (i) Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (i), (2), ( ) .4. B., B. A. (2) OME men are born lazy, others act|uire it, and still others have i t thrust uj)on them. Our illustri- ous Frank is (iiialified under each. His sole means of exerci.se has tieen an occasional walk in the hills, and a month in the Coin ' s back yard. During the past summer he apparently had a great affinity from privilege riding. But were his daily rides across the river due solely to his love for riding? I wonder?. Because of these rides he holds a prominent place on the " Love Bird Crew. " Frank came to us in November, lOlS, from Wisconsin. He left us. temporarily, in March, 101!). due to strained relations with the Math. De])artment. Upon his return in June he was imbued with the desire for study; so, during the academic year many hours were spent with his head biuicd in a book usually tiic Bed Book. Choir (4) . . B. {2) Mike " ' Frank ' [113 ■il Jj( JOHN ROPER BURNETT Senatorial, Tennessee JEFFERSON CITY TENNESSEE X atniospliere of fiction, mucli boodle, and a red comforter — enter our smiling son of Tennessee. Though one of the youngest members of his class. Bunny has done much to contribute to its glory. Some- how it is hard to connect this quiet, unassum- ing youth with the same " Burnett! Army! " whose name has struck as much terror in the hearts of his ring opponents as his fists have in different portions of their anatomies. His con- trasting nature also shows uj) on the lacrosse field. A pioneer in the sport, Burnett has al- ways been one of the Army ' s biggest i)oint winners. AA ' ith the fair sex Bunny is an unknown quantity, for his k-det hops can be numbered on the fingers of one hand, we fear; but ma- terial — Ah! ye femmes — open his eyes! He is NOT boning M. P. Corporal (3), Acting Ser- geant (1) Lacrosse Squad, Monogram, (3). (2), ( ) Boxing Squad, Monogram, (3), (2) Indoor Meet, Monogram, (3) Traffic Policeman ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman A. B. {2) ' ' Bunny ' WALTER BURNSIDE Senatorial, Idaho LEWLSTON IDAHO is ea.sy to see that " Wally " is om Idaho e ' en if he doesn ' t sar- castically refer to " These sup- l)osed-to-be mountains " in the east, or tell you what a wonderful man Senator Borah is. Probably his most prominent characteristic is his liking for horses; they are his favorite topic of conversation. He even has to be re- minded occasionally that the Riding Hall is the only safe place for polo. And if you chance to slight the cavalry ! It is indeed lamentable that " AVally ' s " ca- reer as a snake, started when he was a yearling, should have come to an end soon after. He had had a wonderful debut, but this was soon forgotten in the light of later events, which made " Wally " what he is now, one apparently immune to the bark of the teahound. But there are men who get that way. Polo ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter i •Walhf 114 ■| .d—£ f m. HK.N.IAMIX FHAXKLIN CAFFEY SfiKilDridl. (!c ir( l(i I -MHIS GEORGIA REPRESENTATIVE pk-Uu-e .f Ben really should feature him in an attitude of playful defianc-e of the world at larjie, for one of his favorite oecn])ations is to engajje some poor vietiui in a roujih and tumble, and leave him dishevelled and panting: for this is a game at whieh Cafi ' ey exeels. Bridge, too, is one of his strong jjoints. Now, do not infer from this that Ben is a B — Snake — B. On the contrary he hops hut seldom, P. S. ' s no more frequently, and, on the whole, models his eon- duet on the theory that West Point is a nuin ' s school, which is undoubtedly true, all rumors to the contrary notwithstanding, ( " att ' ey ' s passion is athletic contests of all varieties and a half hour before any game .vou might have .seen him, storming about his division trying to gather recruits for an early rush on the front seats. Corporal (3), Sergeant {2), Lieutenant (1) Rifie Marksman " Franl: ' HERBERT ROBERT CAMPBELL Fifth District. Louisiana MOXTEREY LOn.SI.VNA rXE 191!) brought into the acad- emy one from the wilds of Louisi- ana. He received his first shock when the Cadet Store i.ssued him two i)airs of shoes, and he realized that from then on his feet nuist be clad in these encumbrances. His track abilities were first di.scovered when, near Highland Falls on the night of the Plebe Graduation Hoj), he found that there remained but three minutes to return to Barracks. His track achievements were aji jreciated after this feat, and in con.sequence he has since been entered in all meets of the Academy. Enough for that — for his life dates from Xavy Game, 1919. Since then, altho returned to the Academy, his thoughts have been else- where; and thus it hajipens that watches wiiich keep perfect time are always slow on certain Sunday evenings. Corporal (i), Sergeant {2), First Sergeant (1) Track, Mononram {3),(2),U) (Captain) {I) Foulhall { ) Polo ( ) Imlnnr Meet (4), (i), (2) Outdoor Meet, (4) Honor Committee Rifle Marksman ' Bctttnf " 5 ] rj -y J : JAMES JEWETT CARNES Si.rth Di. ' itrict. Minnc.wta ROYALTOX MINNESOTA AMES J., or " Gentleman Jim " as he is more familiarly known, started his kaydet career by hav- infj several brisk enconnters with " P " Holt. He finally emerged the victor and since then his studies have been the least of his worries. " Jim ' s " chief claim to fame is a wide knowl- edge of the fair sex and as a result he has be- come a Corps authority on " affaires d ' amour. " His million-dollar smile has captivated many hearts and it is rumored that the beams from his countenance have been appreciably felt as far as Poughkeepsie. Throughout his kaydet career, " Jim " ha.s always been one of the " Com ' s despised, " but it took the Battle of the Torne to bring out his real capability in handling imaginary artillery, skeletonized infantry and trench mortars, to say nauglit of co]iing with severed telephone wires. Basketball Squad [4) Hundredth Night (3) Choir {4), (i), (2), ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman 1 F WILLL M ELGIE CARRAWAY Third District. Xarth Carolina NEWBERX NORTH CAROLINA ATE has decreed that this person shall be a striking example of " distinctive individuality " in every way possible. His ph -sical ajjpearance from the shoulders all the way to his chin gives an observer adequate time to realize how Carraway got to " B " Co. No one objects to the synchronized laughter of an audience, but a tremendous roar (usually at the wrong time) is not always appreciated. However, Bill ' s vocal chords, even if not har- monious, help a great deal at any athletic con- test. " COME ON BIG BOY! " can always be heard rolling across the field. Although the baby of the class. Bill, with the helj) of his text books, twelve weekly periodicals, and two dailies, plus the podunk, is always ready and abL- to help his goat classmates. We can hardly imagine what the future has for this man. It is going to be quite a distinctive one! Corporal (.?), Sergeant (2) Acting Sergeant (I) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Rifle E.Xpert Pistol Marksman " Gentleman Jini ' •Biir [116] 7777 JAMES BOYCE CARROLL Tweniy-thinl Districi. Pcnnsjilraniu WAYNESBIRG PENNSYLVANIA HE " Senator " is without a doiilit the most mysterious man vlio ever crossed the threshold of tiiis ohl institution. As a plelie lie was meek and effieient until sonie- thinji of };rave import happened in his life and from then until now we have all watched him with an eagle eye to find some sign hy which we could get a clue to his hidden past. True, he is always the same old James, military and dignified, hut there is ever the element of mystery. He requisitions stationery hy the ream and receives many and sundry pieces of mail l)iit to our great curiosity never discloses a single word of the contents thereof. Some- times, after the mail-dragger has left J. l{. " s cell we hear much laughter but no one has ever received the rewaril offered for seeing him smile in puhlic. Corporal (i) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) JAMES CLARKE C.VRTER Senatorial, I ' ciui.sylraiiia I ' OTTSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA " LL fight first. " These words, uttered as he strode into the sally port four years ago have been the keynote of our Jinunie ' s career. With so distinguished a beginning lie couitl not fail to come into the j)ublic eye. All during his i)lebe year he took a prominent jjart in Corps activities. Since then he has by ' unceasing labor made him.self the leading stat- istician and recorder of K Co., being their ac- knowledged authority on birthdays and quill sheets. Always he stands out from the common herd. Particularly at riding, he was never satis- fied to be just one among many. Though Jinnnie is now one of our leading Ma7,ei)])as, we cannot forget those early days when he nuule a Man- O-War of every ])lug in the riding hall. " There you go, Mr. Carterl — GoingI — Go- ing! — Gone! Only God can save you now, Mr. Carter! " Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher ( ) [117] v: A. Wo 1 ROWLAND RANDOLPH CASTLE Setiatorial, West Virginia HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA N seeing fair Rowland at a kaydet hop you might think that the Siijje had called off reveille for the next two weeks or that your sec- ond cousin had left you two mil- lion dollars or that the Class of ' 23 will all be commissioned as Majors on graduation. You see, Rowland doesn ' t go to hops. AMiat is strange is that you couldn ' t tell that he is a non-hopoid from his appearance for he looks as if he had all the P. S.-ing capabilities of the average kaydet and more. He consumes untold quantities of Tareytons as long as the monthly pittance stands up under the tax and when possible his innate Kentucky taste for good old corn is thoroughly appeased. He loves horses, too, but the gods seem to have left women out of the deal. Acting Sergeant ( ) Rifle Marksman LA ■RENCE VARSI CASTNER United S,tates at Large S. N FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 1 L AWRENCE VARSI CASTNER trundled up to the Administra- tion Building on his trusty ve- locipede, unstrapped a totally supernumerary safety razor from the handlebars, and after bidding an affection- ate far?well to his now useless mount, faced the Beast Detail with the fLxed determination to take all the military that the old place could offer and liowl for more. His simple and spontaneous wit soon made him ])opular with the U])per classmen in all parts of the Corps. His statement to the famous McNutt that he was called Bill because he came on the first of the month is largely responsible for his wide expan.se of chest that was such a handicap to him in attaining the envious position of one of the Army ' s best fencers. Sergeant {2), Acting Color Sergeant (!) Fencing (4) (i), (2), {J) Monogram (2), ( ) Captain Fencing Team (2),( ) Tennis (4), (i), (?), { ) Monogram (i), (?), ( ) Cullum Hall Squad (4) Indoor Meet (4), (i), (2) Numerals (i), (2) Individual Sabre Champion (3), (2) Individual Duelling Sword Champion {2} Ring Committee Bugle Corps (i), (2) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman Bill [118 CHARLES CARLTON CAVENDER United States Army FOKT WORTH TEXAS R. CAVENDER, Sir! The sun was shiniiifj in my eyes. Sir I " Thus was the limpid air of the Phil, lecture room disturbed and " Chully Cav. " oained official iiiili cc lioni P. Carter. Hut altho it took until his Second Class year to find him out in lectures, the T. D. had him sjjotted during ' our Plehe Christmas. Who di- rected our Plehe Hop. Who dominated " .V " Co. for two weeks? Chully Cav.! He lias run the gauntlet of hard luck. (Joing into New York he was stricken blind about . ' 5.00 a. m., until one thoughtful person turned the light on and jjroved otherwise. From the Signal Corps in France, he came. To the Cavalry back in Texas he aspires to go. To further such asi)irations he rode in a stock train with Jovial Joe ' s horse clear from Texas to New York. Corporal (3) Cross Country Squad (2) Ring Committfe Rifle Marksman 1 w ma JOSEPH AN ' llIONY CELLA Sixth District, Illinois CHICAGO ILLINOIS HERE he ever picked up the nick- name " Dutch, " nobody knows. Its origin is back in the dim past of plebe days, or jjerhaps those of Camp Dix. But " Dutch " he has been, or occasionally " Pep, " to " B " Co. for three years. We would like to become coinen- tional, and recite a string of " bad breaks " of which " Dutch " was the liero, but unfortu- nately he is not given to " Bad Breaks. " Rather more is he given to mending bad breaks for we have here the company mechanic, carpenter, and chief di.scijjle of Thomas Edison. His drawer usually has presented an ap]5earance that would make the uidiuowing dub him burglar, or safecracker. But the tools, from hammer to blow-torch, have always been used for the most innocent of jiurpo.ses, and are re- s])onsible for many a fenunc ' s ornate waist- l)late. I ' iilol Marksman .1. R. (2) " J oe " " Dutch ' 11!) " l JOHN DELANY CEROW Sixth District. Xew York BROOKLYN NEW YORK OW many, you ask me, did he walk!- ' I don ' t know — anyhow it ' s not the number that counts; ' tis the time it took him to walk them. From Sejatember until April, if you must know Shades of night I Quite a long walk, you say. Have I seen him lately? Yes. Right after he came back from the hospital No, he wasn ' t sick — just paying his monthly visit to the haven of rest You ran across him in New York the other day? Oh, yes, he was on one of his leaves — had an appointment with the dentist or .something like that Great heavens, don ' t ask me how he does it I All I can say is, he is no fool, no simjileton, no sawney, — sly yokel, that lad Besides he is from Brooklyn and has other than jjaternal interests there, if vou get what I mean ly resiling (i), ( ) Indoor Meet (4), (3) A2). ( ) Numerals (3), (2) Rifle Marksman . . B. (i) " Jolinrn ' JOHN ALBERT CHAMBERS Third District, Wisconsin MONROE WISCON. ' IX HIRTEEN million, si.K luindred forty-nine thousand, three hun- dred forty-two pounds of cheese made in Green County, Wiscon- sin, last year (this exclusive of Limburger). And the cow Margaret died from lack of sleep so we sold her for canter beef. " Our ears cry out for mercy: there is apparently no justice, for his next statement will be ecjually impossible. There is only one John. Contrary to psycho- logical teachings that we are essentially all alike, we intr oduce the individual, a character for study. You say that we are all actors to a c-ertain degree, mere piijipets playing ujjon boards, constantly striving to personify a jier- sonality not truly natural. Not so John. Per- fectly natural both in speech and actions he draws friends even as does Coles Phillijjs with liis Holeproof Hosiery Girl. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant {!) Manager JVater Polo (2) Assistant Manager Sccini- ming (1) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter ' Pinky m 1 120 DA CHANDLER Honor School KINCSTOX NEW YORK HEN ill tlio dim days far i)( v()iid recall jjriiiiordial man first dis- covered tliat part of his inherent constitution consisted of a sense of liiimor, this orb became a bet- ter place on which to live. When some ieons of time later a member of a " beast detail " sud- denly disco ered that this essential sense of humor had reached a his ' h stage of develop- ment in one of tlie new arrivals, these grey walls became brighter. That smile that pro- voked many wrinkles in his chin, an irresistible lendency toward blase remarks, and an innate (juality which makes him see something comical ill any situation, makes Dan the center of all gatherings and parties, and for the Corps, a lasting joy. e fortunate mortals and cadets, congratu- late yourselves that you have known and ap- preciated this man I Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Acting Sergeant (I) Hundredth Night Show (4), (3), (2), ( ) Beast Detail ( ) Rip Marhman B. . ., . . B. (?) REX EUdENE CHANDLER Xincfeenth Disfrirt. Ohio NILES OHIO K may have never written a book on " Customs of the Serv- ice, " yet as a .second cla.ssman he rose to fame as author of the first " What ' s Wrong with This Pic- ture? " Moral — never hold a young lady ' s hand while saluting unless you are a good public speaker. Every dog has his day and with the advent of wireless, " Micro " came into his own. While the rest of us were still struggling in the depths of inductance and capacity. Rex was bu.sy making lap and wave wound oddities with which to adorn his cell. To the most of us they meant nothing, but to Rex, messages from Mars and the very latest bed-time stories. Always ready to help those in need, he spent his first three years keeping Downing off the " D " -list. So successful was he that he was transferred to I Co. to save Endcrton. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (I) Lacrosse Squad (i), (2), (!) Monogram (2) Hockey Squad (3) Cross Country Squad (2) Outdoor Meet (4) Rifle Team {4} Bugle Corps {2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman ' •Dan ' Rex " ! 121 DOUGLAS EWART CHRISTIE Fourth Di.strid, New Jersey TRENTON NEW JERSEY HOUGH he would never give us the details, " Siftah " first won his spurs at the " Battle of Penn State " ; after a year of valiant endeavor at that place he ad- -aiiced upon West Point and put in his appear- ance in time to enter with the " Augustines. " There followed another year of " valiant en- deavor, " during most of which " Shiftie " fol- lowed a career that was successful but discreetly inconspicuous. Circumstances seemed to thwart him temporarily, however, for in one day special orders bestowed upon a sub-caliber " slug " and a leave. As for chevrons, he has and he hasn ' t. Cor- poral ' s chevrons graced the forearm of " Uncle Siftah " as a Yearling, but since that time the expanse has been marred only by a short three months as Acting Company Supply Sergeant in summer camp. Corporal (3), Acting Supply Sergeant ( ) Indoor Meet (2) Band (?), (3) A. B. STEVEN LIVESEY CONNER Senatorial, New Hampshire GOFFSTOWN NEW H. MPSHIRE TEVE is a second Machiavelli, having acquired three decked chevrons without having given his soul in exchange for the same. This accounts for the sardonic smile that illuminates his map whene -er he draws sabre and takes command of his com- pany. His biography .should be written with swords and silken garters, for Steve is master of the wicked fleuret and of the incandescent line. His day ' s work begins with " On Guard! " — a flicker of blades, and another adversary is neatly spiked with a yard of steel. " ( " est tout, messieurs, " he remarks with in- imitable in.souciance, wipes his blade, and wanders out to P. S. the O. A. O., whom he drags to Cullum every hop night, and accord- ing to G-2, the O. A. O. is sometimes the same one. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Captain ( ) Fencing (4), (i), (2), (!) Monogram (i), (2), (I) Soccer (3), {2) Indoor Meet Xumcrals (4), (i), (2), ( ) Ritle Sharpshooter " Siftah " " Steve " 122] THOMAS : ia(;n()H coxkoy Fourth District. Xew York )K . •S XKW VOHK |{. Coiiroy — lot ' s liavo " Mary. " " •Yes, sir. " Thus (lid ■■ Toiniii if " " coin- iiioiice four years of warhlinj; to he troojjs — have you ever failed to liear Jiiiiii ' — but he can sing and does. " Sic Semper Tyrannis. " Not only does lie make the lialls of barracks resound and tlie eardrums of his wives vibrate to the blithesome melody from reveille until taps — " This world is such a little place, he ' s never far away " — but does he not also, bul - bling over with joy, proceed throughout the night? He does. " To snore is human, to forgive divine. " Re- luctantly, in acknowledgment of the many qualities which .serve to make a mighty goo i friend, we forgive. Tremulously we consigTi him, the ogre of our sleeping hours, to the tender mercies of the Air Service. Corporal (3), Sergeant, {?) Lieutenant ( ) Banquet Committee (3) Clwir (4), (i), (?), ( ) Hundredth Night Slw:v " Tim ' PAUL RUSSELL COVEY Thirtji-fourth District. Xcw York OXf:ONTA NEW YORK Jl ' G of wine, a loaf of bread, and Thou . " If " Thou " is the im- posing b-food bowl with stern attachment he calls a pipe, " Great Stone Face " is happy. Add the S. K. 1 ' . or a French novel and he ' s in bliss. He came through furlough un.scathed, and has re- mained immune by neglecting the hops, pre- ferring infinitely to bone movies or to hold plebe classes in the sound-off, of which art he is past master. Since Beast Barracks, when he dumljfounded the detail by going on leave to finish his high school career, Paul has been a peaceable sort of chap. The line of least resistance to academ- ics and T. D. seem to jjlease him most, for his classic features have usually graced the middle .sections without the least effort on his part. Said features are best wlien iewed in repose, however, as at chaj)el. Pete " [123] i --- -r ' --C iSt- CHARLES WOODFORD COWLES United States Army POUGHQUAG NEW YORK HO is he that conietli, hke an hoiior ' d guest, to grace tlie halls of Cullum and " give the young ladies a treat? " None other than the courageous cavalier Cadet Charles Cowles. As a swordsman his skill with the rapier rivals that of D ' Artagnan, as a hard man he has no equal, as a song-bird his melo- dious voice silences even the lawn-mower as well as the birds in the tree tops, and as an ardent devotee and connoisseur of the fair sex, he far outranks the original snake of the days of Eve. What more could be said of any man? Perhaps his adventures with fair damsels in the war-ridden areas of France and Germany have served as a fitting preparation for his career as a kaydet. Gaining, when a plebe, a reputation for indifference, he has for four years success- fullv maintained his nonchalance. Corporal (i). Sergeant (2) Feucing Squad (3), (2), ( ) Numerals (i), ( ?) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Hundredth Night (4), (3) Bugle Corps (4) Band {3), (2) Rifle Marksman ' Oivl " STUART LEE COWLES Sevejith District, Xorth Carolina TATESVILLE XOKTH CAROLINA OTHER " Cowles — more com- monly known as " Ma " — fell heir to the moniker which was brother ' s before him. It hardly fits for lie is the sheikiest of the Sheiks. He has worn the red sash of hop manager diu ' ing his three upper class years — rarely missing a hop — and has usually dragged some adoring and smitten fenime. How he does it, those who know him intimately have never been able to figure out, for " indifferent " is a mild way of describing how " Ma " treats " em all. And they hke it. Above all " Ma " is a plugger and many are the weary hours he has spent in boning while the rest of the house boned fiction or bridge. Since he has gained fire superiority over the enemy on Constitution Island, harmonized his rifle, and captured the pistol butts, he bones the Field Artillerv. Battalion Supply Sergeant (5) Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant (5) Corporal (i). Sergeant (?), .Icting Sergeant ( ) Hop Manager (3), (2), ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman ' Mother " [124 J J ' ,! .: ' M ' HART WELL RODNEY CRAG IN Thirteenth Disfrict, Ma.ssachusetts- liHDOKLlNK MASSAflirSETTS ARTWELL went Cfesar one bet- ter by crossing his Rubicon in the good tub " Highbinder. " Once here, there was no retracing of steps for the boy from Massa- chusetts, for he has a hking for finisliing what- ever he starts. When but a plebe in old summer camp he was chosen bride in that never-to-be-forgotten Wedding Festival, and for the rest of the year answered " Mr. Cragin, sir! " with impunity whenever .someone sounded off, " Who are you, good-looking man? " Even the fcnunes took up that cry when " Craig " started snaking. Chevrons and a rate of .speech that is astounding to one .so young come natural to Hartwell, but it is as " Army ' s diminutive ])itcher " that he is best known. We ' ll never forget the ' ' ■21 Navy bascljall game and the boy who won it. Corporal (.?), Sfrgeanl (?), Lieutenant ( ) Cullum Hall Squad {4) Baseball (■ ), (i), (2), (I) " A " (i), (2), ( ) Board of Governors (I) Honor Committee LAURENCE CARHEE CRAIGIE Eighth District, Massachusetts STONEHAM MASSACHUSETT.S EFORE " Bill " jauntily sauntered off the Highlander and strolled blithely up the hill, his knowledge on the subject of the Army in general was about as broad as the n;irrowest part of Flirtation (whereof he knows a-plenty now), and West Point was to him a sub-title caption for news despatches about a football player yclept 01i])hant. How four years away from .select New Eng- land culture can change a man! Today he is .seen stripped somewhat of his Bostonian accent and .somewhat of his former view of life. Blase and blessed with a surprising sang-froid that enables him, bolstered jilentifully by the col- umns of the " World, " to converse with the P ' s on all the problems that now harass weary nations, he ajipears as the ne plus ultra in all that ought to be known. Verily, the mutation has been jjronounceil ! Corporal (i). Supply Ser- geant (2), Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant (!) Baseball (4), (i), {2), (1) Golf, Monogram (2), ( ) Golf Championship ( ) Board of Governors (1) Assistant Editor Howitzer (!) Pistol Marksman Kid " -uiir [125 . ' •t r ALDEX RUDYARD CRAWFORD Senatorial. Illinois TOLONO ILLINOIS LDEX CRAWFORD, the Arrow Collar man, that good looking chap with the reddish tint of burnished gold in his hair and the devil-may-care twinkle in his eye. If a wealth of good nature covers a multi- tude of sins, Alden could sin with impunity for many a year to come. But in this hard world of ours, punishment comes sure and swift to those who go wrong. With one eye on the fact that Alden is a connoisseur of the fair sex, we turn the other to a certain day last June, when he, engaged in his favorite pastime, was stand- ing by a rakish looking car drawn up on the edge of the Plain. Safe in the dark confines of the first division awaited the angry mob, bent on vengeance, while one of its members stole forth to inveigle Alden within reach of their gra.sping hands. What a scene followed when they got him in their clutches! Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) dieting Sergeant ( ) E.Xpert Rifleman Pistol Sharpshooter " Al " AUSTIN CURTIS CUXKLE, Jr. Fourth District, Arkansas FORT SMITH ARKANSAS T has been said that the chief products of Arkansas are " stills " and " snakes. " That probably ac- counts for Ossie ' s " still snaking, " although he ought to know that this little game is hardly worth the candle that fails to throw its beam into the darkest corners of Cullum ' s balcony. Some little flapper once insisted on calling him Mr. " Sunkle, " indicative no doubt of the depths to which the sweet young thing had been " .sunk " by his overpowering line. It isn ' t strange, then, that the drags often are " vera bien, " though what mystic " open Sesame " he employs to lure them to our bleak wintry abode is still a secret. Perhaps it is his discourses on manners and morals of the present generation. X ' ever: " Did I draw? " But rather: " Hey! you mail-dragger, rejiort over here with my letters. " " Ossie 126 A; IIKIJEHT 1)A II)S0X Senatorial, Loxisiana wasiiin ;ton district of Columbia IIOI ' CII Hehert claimed to l)c moroly an average cadet, our as- sociation with him has shown ditt ' erently. To see him holding forth among the chaperones, P- S " ing a I ' cnime, or mangling a ])hil. problem, one would think him a cold max. In spite of the time he has devoted to tlic fair sex, Hehert has found time enough to he an engineer, and many a poor goat owes to him thanks for much-needed help. From dreams of a trip to Europe, travels through South America and Panama, and a trip into Africa — Furlo found him settled in a puj) tent on the shores of Lake Pocono, Penn. Our subject has a cheerful disposition and a fondness for outdoor sports, especially aquatic. He is one cadet that the fenime has not for- gotten since he has been at West Point, as any " K " Co. mail dragger will testify. Corporal (3) . cting Sfr geani (I) Swimming {2) Monogram If ' restting (4) Indoor Men (2) Rilif Marksman DANIEL DEBARDELEBEN Senatorial, Ten nessee ClIATTANOOOA TENNESSEE " Dare " HE unsurpassed prowess of our dashing young hero in practically all of the various indoor sports has earned him the .sobri((uet cf " The Slicker. " It is beyond the power of human memory to state when he has missed an ojjportunity to trij) the light fan- tastic. At different periods of his stay among us " Dan " has felt and heeded the call of religion and sul)sec|uently we find him .sojourning among the " Hell-Dodgers " at Silver Bay, .scattering the seed of truth. It is rumored that the dele- gates witnes.sed some never-to-be-forgotten demonstrations of religious ardor but it is also .said that the budding doctor of divinity pre- ferred to j)reach his .sermons along informal lines and that his pulpits generally consistedof canoes, isolated spots, etc., while the flock was generally compo.sed of members of the gentler -sex. Corporal (i), Color Sergeant (2), LieulenanI, Captain (I) .IssistanI Manager Jiasket- ball (i), (2) Manager Basketball (I) " -i " (I) Indoor Meet (4), (2) Tennis (2) Polo Squad (1) Secretar and Treasurer (3), (- ' ), ( ) , Cadet .-Imusement Committee (J) (2) Hop Manager {3). (2) Senior Hop Manager (I) Silver liax Conference (3), (1) Beast Detail ( ) " Dan " [127] in - ' ,1-1 ' ■.xC- ' . ' ■ ' WILLIAM JOSEPH DESPINOSA Fourteenth District, Massachusetts NORWOOD MASSACHUSETTS ND who is that? This, my dear reader, is Desperate Ambrose II, who ranks with FHrtation and the Kaydet Chapel as a West Point landmark. His first few words are liistoric: " Where are the dormitories? " — a phrase which stands out even though nearly swamped by hosts of others equally bright. In former days Potable was an unregenerate % alri and an incorrigible Red Mike. He soon overcame his first failing by neces- sity, for no boat ever built could keep him on board. " Stop the boat — Desprit wants to get on! " was a familiar cry in summer camp. As to his .second common law disability — Desperate made a valiant effort at Dix to step into the social limelight. L ' nfortunately he galloped off on the wrong diagonal at his first hop and from thenceforth has been known as the " Social Southpaw. " Acting Sergeant ( ) Wrestling (4), (3), (2) Indoor Meet {4}, (i), (?), ( ) Catholic Chapel Choir (4), U), {2), ( ) " Desprit " 1 GEORGE LEWIS DEWEY Third District, Conuecticul XEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT NY relation to the Admiral, ]Mis- ter? " " No, sir! " " AVell, what makes you so mili- tary looking? " " Connecticut, sir! " Even then George admitted possessing all the ear-marks of a born lead-pair. A marvelously synchronized pair of ailerons is not his only attribute. L ' pon .slightest provocation, and in any position, George uncorks the most heart- rending snore this side of North Barracks. Besides being a gifted contortionist, a stri- dent sleep-disturber, and a boodle-fighter of intercompany repute, Dewey shows remarkable literary tendencies, though his tastes are hardly according to Holt. Rather his desires run to such fascinating but lurid productions as " Capt. Billy ' s Whizz-Bang, " F. Scott Fitzgerald ' s best .sellers, and Nick Carter ' s Hair-rai.sers. ■% 1 Co rporal (i), Sergeatit {2}, Lieutenant (7) Gy mnasium Squad {2), (!) Indoor Meet (i) ' Vv ' " " Pistol Expert ' % George " [128 E 1 FRANCIS TOWNSEND DODl) Third District. Florida TALLAIIASSKK KLOHIDA E came, The Herakl of tlie Swauijxs of Florida, hut iiiii)roohiinu d for all of that. As a i)Iehe. Frank was more or less fettered but upon recognition he came into his own. He then started upon his career as an expert in all things social, taking the inside track and leaving us of the lesser magnitudes in the rear, only more so. Some of us i)redicted dire con.se- quences, l)ut Frank, like a true diplomat, has come througli with a whole hide. Our ex])onent of Uncle Bud, and other mirs- ery rhymes, luis al.so distinguished him.self upon the athletic field. This comes, we presume, from his being ambidextrous, for truly he can hold a tea cup in one hand and rock the cradle with the other. And to .set off these accomi)lish- inents, Frank has the .set-up of Apollo and the l)rofiie of an Arrow Collar man. Is it to be wondered that he has cut a wirle swath? Corporal (3), Sfrg anl {2), Lieuttnanl (I) football (4), (i), (?), ( ) " .7 " (■;), (i), {2), ( ) Track (3), (2)AI) A (2) Indoor Med (■ ), (i), (2), (I) Outdoor M et (4) Wrestling (4), (3) Cadet Cliapel Sunday School Teacher (4), (i), (?) Beast Detail ( ) Pistol Expert 1 H IB FRANK HORN Futirtli District, ( ' alifoniia SAX FKANCI.SCO (AI.IFOliXIA () ' futile it is to ath ' mpt to jjor- tray .seriously or humorously this individual in the few words al- lotted to thi.s sketch ! Truly .should some immortal dweller upon the heights of Olympus cast his benevolent favors around our rosy-cheeked Frank and preserve his memory and work for po.sterity forever. Why one person should be so blessed out- wardly with distinctive characteristics and also l)o.s.sess some of those intangible, inexplicable (|ualities of genius is more than we can under- stand. He has arti.stic temperament coupled with an innate projiensity for work — of a kind. This work is very seldom for him.self. Such minor details as studies must remain neglected while ])aintings, drawings, and cartoons j)our forth to plea.se the troops and ofttinies to dis- I)lea.se the Powers-tlial-lic. And all of lliis in si)itc of five slugs. Corporal {.?) Ming Committee Hundredth Nigla(3), (2), (I) rice President Dialectic Societv ( ) Howitzer (4), (3) Howitzer Art Staff (2) Howitzer Art Editor (l) R. . ., . li. (.?) " Frail I. ' Tinh,,, ' 12t» •b S Ml if L. W SIDNEY LEE DOLTHIT Eif htli Dis-trict, Louisiana URANIA LOriSIAXA K ( " imc from Louisiana and is immensely proud of his state. Or- dinarily a quiet person, ])rone to do little talking, he will in an in- stant become the chamjjion of his native land. Rivers may flood it, mosquitoes may pe-ster it, but Sidney Lee vnl praise it forever. Whether it be from shyness or inditterence we know not, but nevertheless the fact remains that he and the fair .sex stay well apart. We are inclined to believe, however, that this fact is not due entirely to indifference. Although he has left the exploration of Flirtation Walk to others and although he has consistently avoided s]iending his Saturday evenings in CuUum Hall, yet we have seen him gazing fondly at the pic- tures cut out of the Sunday papers and these pictures most assuredly were not pictures of Dem])scy. Wrestling Squad (4), (5), (2), (1) Monogram (2), (I) Lacrosse Squad (1) Football Squad ( ) Rifle Marksman HUGH WAGNER D()WXIN(; Senatorial. Delairare NEWARK DELAWARE DIRECT descendant of one of the Three Wise Gentlemen who clia.sed the Star of Betlilehem across the sands of Arabia is jjictured above. From a soft- spijken gentleman of the Fourth Cla.ss he has survi -ed the hard school of Camp Dix razzing to become a thundering Battalion Connnander who.se stentorian tones can be heard at a dis- tance of at least twenty-five feet. Here is a gentleman who cares not for a detail on foreign service. His cour.se in F ' rench and Spanish has convinced him that this side of the ocean was made for him. Hugh with his classic profile, so much re.sembling his brother outside the podunk cigar store, has been the hope and inspiration of many a goat. And the way he led his bleating herd thru the mysteries of calculus ciualifies him to be a guide in the Cretan labvrinth. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Captain and Battalion Com- matider ( ) Assistant Manager Baseball (i), (2) M-nnager Baseball " . • ' ( ) Star (4), {2) I I " Sid ' ' Huge ' 130] (iAHHETT HART1 KTT DRUMMOND Se uitorial, Texan COHSIfANA TEXAS HEX the roll is called up yonder le will be there with all of the atest inside dope. Just what tliis Corps of j)ampered pets will do wlien the (leneral of Information taway is no easy matter to predict. For was it not ])leasinfi. when you were certain that you were on your way home to plant the iiartlen in the s|)rinf;, you haijpened to run upon the Okl Scout? From him you found out that the writ was a cinch, and, if you knew what it was all about, that you were good for a . ' 5.0. .Vside from his antics in the .section room, his ability on the athletic field justifies the sincere admiration of his many colleaf;ucs. u expert jjerformer of the red comforter he has spent his idle moments ascertaining ])ersonal data on everybody in this man ' s army, so that any piestion of personnel can always be .settled by (larrett. We reconunend " G. B. " for G-1. J. B. (2) ' din ' ral ' ROIJERT LEROY DULANEY Senatorial, Illinois MAHSIIALL ILLINOIS I ' R (irst recollections of the man wlio ])nt Marshall, 111., on the ma]) takes us back to those glori- ous days when in Grant Hall, alias Palais de Fisheye, we see a good-looking youth juggling the glassware showered upon him so dextronsly that one puts down a sleight-of-hand artist as his P. C S. In this, though, they were wrong for Duke was too young yet to have such accom()lishments. It was a changed Hob who returned Yearling ( " hristnuis. l ' ])on being questioned about same, Dnke would become strangely vague and dreamy, so we desisted. The steady stream of letters ever since has i)roven another good man gone wrong. F]ven though being a nestler in Pete ' s " Love I5ird Association, " l5ob has ever remained faithful and it looks as thougli lie is destined for the ( " oast with, though, if Duke has anv sav. it will be Cavalry ditto. InJoor M,Yt (■{), (2) Pistol Marksman A. B. (.?) " Bub ' 131] DAVID MORRIS DINXE, Jr. Senuforinl. Oregon PORTLAND OREGON " RESH from the Oregon A. C. and the S.A.T.C. came David Dnnne, with many mihtary ideas, soon to he eradicated by Beast Bar- racks and the Batt. Board. A year under " Relentless Rudolph " and " Lucy " Clark in C Co. .set him on his feet and I Co., being in need of a few good Yearling Corps, Dave went to them. P ' urlo had left his heart unattached. Second Class Christmas affected it little, so now it looks as if Dave were headed for a bachelor ' s existence, unless he happens to forget himself some Leap Year. When another splice has been put in the long gray line and we are scattered from the Engi- neers to the Infantry, we ' ll always remember the " Demon " as living proof that there ' s more wood in Oregon than in any other state; and that an Irishman ' s natural acti ty is fighting. Cnrpara! (.?), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Cutlum Hall Squad (4) Indoor Meet (4) Ring Committee Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman rillLIP ROY DWYER Thirty-first District, Pennsylvania J. CKSON HEIGHTS NEW YORK rST imagine a 10,000,000 to one map of Ireland with a corncob ]3ipe, — stem two inches long, — stuck into the Bay of Cork and you can readily isualize tliis I ' ittsliurgh Irishman. As wild and as Irish an Irishman as ever St. Patrick knew, there is nothing unusual that occurs that P. Roy has no hand in, whether it be riding Bony ' s bicycle or chewing Pi])er Heidsick at parade. He can also tell you exactly what hops are for. They are not at all a place where you take your femme to dance but something to take her to see on those too rare occasions when she comes up and you can see for yourself that she is still wearing the ring that you gave her. He may not have been the first man in the class engaged but he ' s probably the first one en- gaged who still is — to the same femme. Corporal (J), Sergeant {2) Acting Sergeant ( ) Football (4), (3), (2) Boxing (3) Track (i), (2) Indoor Meet (4), (3) Outdoor Meet (4) tmt ' Dave ' " P. Roy " [132] r m: 3-rmM m WINSTON JENNINGS EADDY Sl.rth District, South Carolina IIKMINCW A1 SOVTII CAHOLINA Sr niKR aftoniooii ill caiiii). Tlu- liaiul, at jfuard niouiit, plays " Dixie. " Kaddy rouses liiin.self, jiiniljs u]) and wildly clieers. Someone I ' aretiously asks, " What is tliat llu ' N ' arc playinji? " ami Eaddy looks liis eontemi)!. ' riierc M ' lia e liini. Eroiii liial iiiosi ly|)i( " il of soiilluTii states. South Carolina, Eaddy al- ways maintains that every thiiiji wliirh lias ils orifjin there is inuiiensely su]ierior to all else. The one hig calamity of his career at the academy was when the T. D. by some perverse whim transferred him, a flanker in " R " Co., to " E " Co., the stronghold of runts, where diiriiif, ' his yearling year, he towered alioxc and otherwi.se dominated that lowly aggregation. Naturally when he returned after furlough to his proper place in " B " Co. some began to -all him runt and this is his official nickname. Corporal (3) Riltf Marksman Pistol Marksman 7 .- »»» J.VMES ER. NCIS EARLY TItird District. Massachusetts WOKCESTKU MASS.MIirsETTS ( ONSCIENTIOIS worker from the word " ' I ' rip! " Jim has gained the respect ■■ind esteem of his classmates in any jol lie taikles i ' nim " Hoodle-Corp " to llic more exacting tasks of class affairs. Since every man li,-is ,-il least imc lioMiy we are inclined to niciilidii llial Jim is a golfer of marked aliilily, lia iiig won laurels for his Alma Slater and lidiiors to his cliilis in his native stale. His interest in athletics in general seems to go hand in hand with his energetic efforts to bring the " Hray " back into existence, for who can say that it does not ])ay to advertise Corjis activi- ties to tho.se interested in the Academy! ' ' Hut lest we forget — he also blu.shes into the role of those who admire the moon from Culhim " s balcony hardlv. pleasant c ciiiiigs . l ■. v Corporal (.?), Sergeant (2), .Icting Sergeant ( ) Indoor Meet (4) Crnss-Country Squad (?) Soccer (3), {2), (I) Monogram ( ) Golf (i), (2), (I) Monogram (2), (I) Captain (I) The Bray {4 Catholic Sunday School readier (3), (2). ( ) lloivitzer (.?) Hundredth Niglil Pro- grams ( ) Assistant Editor Howitzer ( ) Ritle Marksman •c? ■■Hill- 183 %--A SHEFFIELD EDWARDS Eicjhtli District. CaUfornia SANTA YXEZ ( AUFOHNIA ' T Sheffield, if you talk in your leep, please don ' t mention my name. " There he is! Look at him! " ShefiF " comes from that " sun- kissed, mountain-girded, ocean- washed, island-guarded " land of California. It ' s true that they had to la.sso, clip and shoe him before shipping him East, but he has rounded into shape wonderfully vell. The T. D. seemed to take no notice of this spoony buck walking .so often in their front yard, until First Class Camp when lo, " ShefiF " blossomed forth as an A. S. This sudden ri.se to power (?) did not harm the cowboy Apollo from the West and he returned to the buck fold unsullied by his former associates. Is " ShefiF " an athlete. Well, there are various and sundry ways of looking at that but those great strong arms were certainly not made just to tote a gun with. Acting Scrgfani ( ) Cross Country (2), ( ) Pistol Expert -Sheff " DEAN STANLEY ELLERTHORPE Senatorial, Michigan JACK.SOX .MICHIGAX K liiive all wondered for long, just what it was that Frank Willard did to our Eller during that year in which the two old buddies lived together. Contact with the Beau Brummel of the Corps must have caused a passion for new and unlieard of brands of flunkey-butt and hair oil. We did not mind Eaii de Caidifloicer. and Fromage de Vieux Poisson Sale, but when he dashed into barracks one day waving a bottle of Wildroot, we thought it time to interfere. He believes in doing a good deed every day, and it is beautiful to watch him going aliout always ready to put anyone within reach in good shape. Eller is going to the Cavalry, or whatever the name of that branch is where they .serve a horse ' s neck in the after- noon instead of tea. Life for him then will }te just one horse ' s neck after another. Sergeant (2) Polo ( ) llundredtli Kiglit (4) Choir (4), (i), (?) Rifle Marksman " Eller " U HKHUKlil HHONSOX KNDKRIOX Sciuiiurial. Arizona VIM A AHIZO.VA IKE a young Lodiinvar, this hold, curly-haired, harrcl-chested Ado- nis came lopinj? to us from out of he cactus-studded wilds of Ari- zona. He must have been horn a " Siicik. " hecau.se as a mere [jleheliufi he craved " free air, free love, free I)eer, Sir. " " Ilerh " in K. I)., Tux, foothall clothes, or simple drcssinji fiowii, is a lodestone for the eye feminine. We supi)()se that after a man has roped ' em run- ning- wild in tlie mesquite it ' s comparatively ea.sy to corral them already domesticated. That is ])r )hahly why he nuikes such a good penny- snatcher at Chapel, girls heing too engrossed in making sheep ' s eyes at him to watch what they ' re putting in the plate. He is a hivy file, and will make a hand.some husband if not a good one. If his future INIi.ssus will take a tip from us, .she ' ll " put him in a pum])kin shell and there she ' ll keep him very well. " Corporal (3), Supply Ser- geant (2), Captain and lial- laliun Commandfr (I) foolhaltS iua l(4),(3).{2),U) Monogram (!) Ifrfslliiig Squad (• ), (i) Indoor Mefl (4), (3), ( ?) ricf Presideni {3) Class Historian (2), (!) Cadfl Chapfl Sunday School Teachfr {■}), (3), (2) Sunday School Supt. ( ) ) ' . M. C. A. Secretary (2) Presideni (1) Silver Bay Conference (I) Ri te Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter I ' llILIl HAHRISO.X KXSI.OW Honor Sclioiil KICII-MOXD MKCIXIA TIKRE will be a Parade today, and when as.senibly goes Phil will le coming down the stairs with his eye shade on his head and a smile on liis face. His belt will prohalily he in his room hut such a little thing as that concerns not Phil. He exhibits quite a bit of lassilnde wlicn lie gazes longingly at " the softest bed in the Corps " and finally ])lunges into it witli a dec]) sigh of contentment. Hut on the other hand, he is energi .ed vitamine ])ersonified when there is a cider party or a pi)nia le halh to he in- flulged in. Even tho.se " Virginia IJlues " can hax ' e little effect on a true i)liiloso])her (not of " P " Car- ter ' s variety). A blind drag, an afternoon ' s walk in the Com ' s l)ackyard — Phil had many of those — a new soiree of fh ' T. D. ' s. all are taken with a smile. liaxing (7), (i) Pistol Team (J), (2), (1) Indoor. teet(4),(3)A2)An Rifle Marksman Pistol Expert .1. n. (2) ' Herb " -Phir [135] . ' Di.- y - ri )i ' : ' :. ■ ' . ' -- — _ A S T- f? JAMES ALAN E ' ANS At-Iarge, Pertnsylratua BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA a military way " Jimmie " has shown his worth. After three years ' training in I Co. he was deemed eiif il)le to join that lofty, exclu- sive group of kaydet.s, sometimes termed tlie Staff. n Engineer? No. A Goat? No. Just one of that middle group who doesn ' t worry about the tenths and loses little sleep wondering aliout leaves. It was a mystery, for a while, just how and why this kaydet ' s attention shifted from Mis- sissippi to New York, but after our first class summer the reason became cjuite apparent. As an artist, " Jimmie " is right there, and if you e ' er came around I Co. about February first, you have seen him working at some placard or table. The efficiency of the ninning of the Indoor Meet is in a measure dependent on " Jimmie. " Corporal (.?), Sergeant (3) Regimental Supply Ser- geant ( ) Track Team (3). {2), ( ) Cross Country Squad {2} Outdoor Meet (4), (3) Indoor Meet (i), (2), (I) Rifle Sharpshooter " Jimttiie " JOHN HLMPHREV EVANS United States at Large WASHINGTON DISTRIGT OF (OI.l.MBIA ARK I The clanking of chains, the clashing of cymbals, the screech- ing of flutes, the moaning of saxo- pliones, and all silence is rent asunder. Behold! our hero ap- ])ears in corporal form, " Tarzan of the Yaps, " clothed in knickers, in one hand fifty-two gilt edged cards, in the other a .score sheet. He .speaks. What does he say? " Ah! the rest are mine. " Our hero speaks these words, knowing full well that the ace of trumps is out against him. Can it be that he has made a mistake? This predestined son of Mars came to us on that fateful day, from a line of military an- cestors. In training for his profession, fre(| uent visits to Washington, Newport, and other social centers have fully equipped him with en iable ideas invaluable to his future service, be it in the clouds or on the ground. Corporal (i). Sergeant (2), Acting Sergeant (1) Ifater Polo (2) Lacrosse (2), ( ) Pistol Marksman ' •Jack ' 186 , i: ;,,.. =: JOIIX PAUL EVANS Fourth District, Joint l 1 N NK A I ( )I,IS M I KS( )T A ICriRE for yourself a room in harracks, a cadet leaning back in cliair, feet on a table, maga- zine ill his lap, and a long pipe in his teeth, from which issues a steady stream of smoke. There you have him. As a connois.seur of tobacco ( irp ha.s no e(iual. He can explain why a hurley mixture in an Italian briar ta.stes sweeter than pure Cuban in a meerschaum. Never has he been known to pass a tobacco store without regarding wist- fully the array of smokes displayed therein. Verily life at the .Vcademy has held many a kick for " .I. P. " He has derived several from the foot of the Academic Board. However, this fact does not explain his gray temple.s which enliaiice his youthful beauty, giving him a digiiKied air. His friends ascribe this condition not to age or worry but to his bounteous sui)])ly of cosmetics procured as a preventative. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) Football (4), (i) Rijie Marksman Pi. ' lvl Marksman 1 A 1 RICHARD HRKJCJS EVANS Third Dintrirl, Kcnturkij ■ KLLVILLE KKNTCCKY HOVE the shouts of a thousand hungry kaydets, drowning out the din of the waiters ' barrage of mess hall " china, " one hears a deep- throated thundering laugh — and 15. S. Evans is charged with indulging in a characteristically silent chuckle. Above the jx ' rsiflage of the most impassioned discu.ssion, millifying the erbosity of the most I)rofu.se, one beholds a speaker with a verlial acceleration .second to none — and H. S. E aiis is beheld in his customarily silent mood. As a Kentuckian, he runs true to form — so far as we know. His fondness for beautiful ()men is in evidence at every hop, and it is rivalled only by his fondness for a fine horse. . s for good li((Uor. conditions local and national decree that we take that ])hase for granted — and we ill ! Those few words |)i(liire H. S. as we know him. Corporal (i) Boxing (3), (2) Indoor Meet (4)A3)A2),(1) RiHe Sharpshooter I ' i.il ' il Expert ,!. R. (?) ' . . y. " [ 137 ] 7 .U £:3 - c -4 - JOHN HARVEY FARROW Tenth District. Illinois CHICAGO ILLINOIS some hotels tlie helUiop is just a fig;iire, but at West Point he ' s an important man of poise. Some- times pleasure is thrust upon one, hut Johnny thrusts pleasure upon everyliody and we couldn ' t help smiling at his clever " Color Line " entertainments — a laugh in every line — and oddly enough the lines were not ny far between. Success is merely a series of related events and Pete .says " When our John edits his book ' From BelUiop to Indian in Seven Months, " we ' ll get the inside dope from Old Man Ex- perience him.self on the life, character and habits of W ' est Point ' s leading man. " We affirm that an ultra-modern ver.sion of tlie Bible, in order to attract a crowd in Heaven, should omit the tales of Angels with golden harps and substitute in their stead Farrow and his line. Corporal (i), Liful nant ( ) Baseball Squad (4) Track Squad (3) Cross Country (2) Dialectic Society (Treasurer) (3) Indoor Meet (2), (1) Color Line Manager {!) Catholic Choir (4U3), (2) M) Hundredth Night (2), (!) Assistant Editor Howitzer ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman HENRY GRANVILLE FISHER Tenth District, California LO.S ANGELES CALIFOliNIA KRE he is; the man with the skin you love to touch, that dark tan received from the salty waters of C ' atalina Bay. Early in his career he began to make attachments. Upper classmen desired his company. He was a constant visitor in 813 where his impressions were often left on the wall. His one ambition is to wear boots and wings. He ' ll need the wings becau.se he ' ll probably alk barefoot before he gets the boots the way he planned to. And after the .services at Battle Monument, when you hear a roar and see a cloud of smoke and dust disappearing in the distance, you ' ll know it ' s our own Hank, sitting on a board behind his Du.senberg (all the power in the world), going back to " God ' s Country. " Sa ' imming Squad (■ ) Indoor Meet (4), (2). (I) Handball {4). {2). ( ) Handball Champion (2) Xumerals li) Rifle Marksman " Johnnif [138 r . 4tj •lAMES MICHAEL FITZMAURICE Second Dintrict, IVincun.tin 11(11, 1. wool) CALIFOliN ' IA I ni() orifiiiially from the liaunts (if the Poldck and Scan(iahoovian, ■ ' Jininiie " " now claims as his po- (liink Hollywood — that scenic spot imed for its movie queens and ciistaid i)ics. While on furlough he had a taste of iioth, yet he returned to us as uiis])oiled as l.efore. " I ' is true tliat he lost his heart many times jier day, l)ut that is characteristic of our tall handsome herodike Lancelot, he just couldn ' t help it. Who could, or would, do other- w ise in a land where gentle winds waft spiced incense from flower-covered meadows and sunset-tluslied hills, in a land of silvery water falls and palin-tiordered lieaches — a land where sweet music from the lijjs of myriads of Furlo girls falls softer than petals from blown roses on tiie grass? ' " ' itz " fell iiai ' der tiian the petals. 1)11 1 lie " s still with us. Rilif Marksman Pistol Expert " Fitz " JAMES WARNER FLETCHER Second l)i.- lrict. I ' crmont .MI 1)1)1, r.IU ' RY VEK.MONT HEX " J. W. " has answered h last roll call and his .soul (if has one) has pa.s.sed down to its final resting place wc can very easily picture him sitting .serenely on a red-hot hed of coals earnestly engaged in working out one of the l)e ils Own liridge problems. The one dark spot on the ' ermonter ' s record came as a result of a little game with the Coin. " Fletch " bid " No Chapel " " ; the Com, silting with three jokers, doubled and our Warner went down twenty-two tricks. In sj)ite of this encounter witii the T. 1).. " J. W. " has had to buy a new set of chevrons e ery year. How does he tlo it i ' It is im])ossi- ble to .see him stroll down Tenth Avenue in advance of his ])latooii without thinking of someone ' s a|)i)r()i)riate remark, " " liy, (iainnii the man don ' t track. " Corporal (3), SfrgeanI (2) Lieutenant (I) Hockey Squad (4), (.?) Gvmnasium Squad (• ), (3) Boxing Squad (2), (I) Ring Committee (4), (.?), (2), (I) Star (4) Rifle Mari-oniin Pistol Marksman n. . ., . . B. (2) jL. FUtcir 4 V - v I. ' J. [ 139 m_ K m M i. " H 1 W % ROY MADISON FOSTER Fourth Didrid. Nebraska GARRISON NEBRASKA OY first joined the army in tiie dark days of tlie war, wlien he ser -ed, first in the cavalry, and then in the F. A. From tliere lie came to us, liringing with him an intense love for horses. Unfortunately for him, he had his own ideas about riding so his stay on the polo squad was short-lived. For a westerner, he takes a great deal of interest in Connecticut. He sends voluminous letters to this state and receives numerous re- plies. It is also recorded (in the comj)any de- linquency book) how a certain hombre named Foster returned from a leave spent in , Conn., thiity minutes late, and attended parade in a very breathless and half-dressed condition although the uniform was full dress. We sug- gest the ap|ilicati )ii of the fornnda " cherchez la femme. " Without a doubt he will end uj) in the Coast. DONALD HENRY GALLOWAY Tirctdij-ihird I)i strict . Xcir VnrI: NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK FTER most efi ' ecti -ely and effi- ciently aiding the National Guard in winning the World War, Sgt. Major Galloway reported at West Point and from that very day lias ne er quite lived down his jjast. This retiring young gentleman is cjuite de- ceiving. At times he gives every indication of having just arrived from the turmoil of the Emerald I. e, where he became well •eI•sed in all the most approved methods of warfare: and then again one is convinced that he is of the meek and harmless. Understand, please, that this last named illusion does not remain for any length of time. Ever since our march from Camp Di. , during which time " Don " acted as guidon for the cavalry, there has only been one branch for him. It ' s all settled — a rough rider he will lie. Corporal (3), Acting Ser- geant (I) Polo (!) Boxing (4), {3} Indoor Meet (4) Ring Committee (i). (. ' ), ( ) Banquet Committee (3) Catlwlic Clwir, (3) (2) llo ' .vitzer Board (I) " Fos " ' Gar 140 MARK HAMPTON GALISIIA First District, Massachusetts W ll.l.I VMSTOWX MASSACHUSETTS X that meniorahle Thirteenth of June. Lieut. Mark II. Gaiusiia reported at We.st Point, not for duty as an instructor, oh, no! but as a New Cadet. In fact, as near as one can renieniher, he was not addressed as an officer should he by those cadets who were receiviufj. " B " Co. has always claimed thi.s enteri)risinj; young man. From the time when lie was a plebe in the rear rank, he has always iieen associated with the affairs of the com])any. I ' here are certain features of the military which " dal " has never been in sympathy with, but one thing has always appealed to him — Hikes! — longer and more of them has always been his motto. To verify this statement, ask him. Dan Cupid, expert shot that he is, has recorded a direct hit here. It is all settled, so we are told, and immediately after graduation everyone earnestly expects to receive an invitation. Corporal (.?), Sergeant (2), Captain (I) .hsistant Manager Soccer (2) Manager Soccer (I) Monogram ( ) ( " lass Manager Indoor Meet (2), ( ) Ring Committee .Issistant Editor Iloa-itzer{l) Beast Detail (I) Ritle Marksman K T ALEJANDRO DA JOSK (iAR( lA Philippine Islcitids QUEZON ' NUEVA ECI.IA IH ' y Phili])i)ine Islands are a long way off, but Joe reached West Point all in one i)ieee. After .several well-meaning upperclass- nien saw Joe sitting in his tent looking toward the west with a home-sick ex- pression on his face and started hiiu driving imaginary " Booffuloes " up and down the company street, he felt at home. " Smoke, " as he is occasionally called, due to his affihations with cigars of enormous di- mensions, is somewhat of a golf bug, and he invariably partakes of the wild life and di.ssi- pations at the " Boodler ' s " on his way to Tee No. 4. His inability to see the ])oint of a grind, his unifjue manner of exjircssions and his ha])py- go-lucky disposition has placed Joe as Marshal of the Foreign Legion. God save the runt ! Corporal (i) [141] -- k. I v i=- 1 1 H FRANCIS ARTHUR GARRECHT Fifth District, Washington vANE WASHINGTON E sings of the wonders of S])okane, Tliis lad of the fighting chin: He claims to be Irish and German, We can see where they both come in. He has a way with the ladies So soft and refined, they say His affairs have been without number. With Peggy and Dottie and Fay. He wiggles a wicked slide rule, On all the " P ' s " has a bluff In this terrible, eternal battle Of getting the tenths and the stuff. And in the end he ' ll be sitting, And dreaming of Hell ' s fire to be, For he ' s going to draw the doughboys And he wanted the Cavalree! Football Squad (3) Boxing Squad (2) Track Team (J), {2), ( ) Monogram (3) " A " (2) Polo Team Monogram (!) Captain (1 ) Ri lr Marksman CHARLES WESLEY GETTYS SeiKitorial, Wyoming SHERIDAN WYOMING H.VRLES hails from the land of the bear and bison and is a true son of the west. Even four years of " Hell-on-the-Hudson " and a hundred New York femmes could not make an easterner out of him. Not tall and lanky, as is the real Westerner, but a runt of the first magnitude. He never believed in doing things by halves. ' Tis said that a mighty pair of lungs oft be- tokens a top-piece with a high coefficient of elasticity and certainly Charles was no excep- tion. Refreshingly wooden indeed was our hero from God ' s country, in all things save where the fair sex was concerned. Verily, he had one great fault and terrible to relate he ofttimes had two femmes with but a single tryst. But for all that (we believe) no moon was so big or femnie so sweet that he gave vent to an ' rash promises. Corporal (i), Sergeant (2), First Sergeant ( ) Indoor Meet (3)A2). ( ) Wrestling Squad (i), (2) Boxing Squad (1) Choir {4), (i), (2), ( ) Pistol Squad (i), (2), ( ) Ride Marksman Pistol Expert (3), (2), (1) Arr ' ' Charlie " 142 EINAR 1$EHNAR1) (;JKLSTEEN Elcicnth District, Michigan MKNO.MIXEE MICHKiAN IIY is Jellie standing before the mirror fjazing so steadfastly at himself and a])j)lying so many lo- tions on his head? Has he the idea that he is related to Apollo in any way!- ' Hy no means. Matter of fact and from the Middle West. Einar entertains no such delusions. He is taking his daily dozen in the siiapc of Packer ' s Tar Soaj), (ilover ' s Mange Cure, ' llie Sullivan Sisters ' Sustan- taneous Hair Restorer and the other nine, and his careful scrutiny is merely for the purpo.se of ascertaining whether another one has appeared. .V few minutes on the hardest of lessons and .lellie is .satisfied that every comma is in its projjcr place. It is then that his true form shows up. He does not need to worry about leaderslii|), for that ha.s been conclusively ])r()ven by the admirable way he lias led lh - goats through three years of writs. Corporal (3), Serj aiiit (2), Lieutenant (I) Basketball (■ ) C mna. ' ium Squad (i) Hockey (2), (I) Monogram (I) Indoor Meet (3) JOHN ( YRIS (iR AFFIX Setiiitorittl, Montana iRE. T KALLS .MONTANA IK), Johnniei ' I don ' t see why you oys rag my little man so. I think he ' s dalmed attractive! " .... And so he is. Whether it is the light that lies in jiure men ' s eyes or simply the combination of dimples and ni.s.set locks that makes him llic lodcslonc that lie is. no one knows. " You don ' t know what a ki.ss means till you ' ve said goodbye. " Reference, target: four ])airs of ruby lips the (Irand Central after a Navy (ianie " Tnt. tul. Not a peep out of you. sir! Not a pee])! " Now we ' d like to ask you, as one kind friend to another, what chance has a man when he is so constituted that he divides his time between bunk fatigue and writing letters " home " . " Oh, pshaw! for goodness ' sake. You men have me all wrong. It ' s a damned lie! " Our Johnnie! tl ' restling (J) Honor Committee . . ' sistant Editor Howitzer ( ) Ririe Sharpshooter " Jdlnniic " 143 A HAL CLARK (IRANBERRY Fifth Didrid, Mississippi MEKIDIAN MISSISSIPPI OUHTLESS " Granny " is in cer- tain respects an old granny. He liails from Mississippi where it is j)ernianently hot. Consequently iiotliinn; is too hot for him. He landed here in June after four attempts. The examiners made it hot for him and he enjoyed it. P. Echols made it hot for him. He revelled in that. P. Wilcox turned him out, and he sweat blood and delighted in it. P. Carter — but why continue? The hotter it gets the better he hkes it. His idea of Heaven is seven red comforters when the thermometer falls below sixty. He saw his first snow here. He tore down stairs, felt of it, tasted it, smelled it, got some down his neck, and then raced back up to the fourth floor and perched on the radiator. His favorite expression in winter is, " Shet that damn do ' , fool. " Corporal (. ' i Pistol Sharpshooter ' Granny " JOSEPH INGHAM (JREEXE United States Army UAYTOXA BEACH F c - - ORXELIIS AGRIPPA. the Great Python among small serpents, would rather caper across a ball- room, all the while whispering pleasant perjuries to a hand- paintecl siren, than to wear an imperial diadem. He wears out more hop-shoes than the Russian ballet; he devises more jiu-jitsu holds than Mr. Jenkins; his elusive step is on the index expurgatorium of every ball-room censor. Next to the intricacies of the Strangle-walk. he loves B-food. His paradise is an archijjelago of oat-meal islands in a sea of cream. Lastly, he is a linguist — thanks to this gift the O. G. can not skin him for his imprecations in Spani.sh, German, French, Tagalog, and Chinese. As he grasps the hand of the Sec. of War, he will doubtless remark: " Wie befindeu Sie sick? Je suis enchantc de faire rotre connais- sance — Gracias, Senor Weeks 1 " t % 1 A. Tennis Squad (3), {2), (7) Choir (4), (J), (2), (1) Hundredth Night (■ ), (J), {2), U) Bray {4) Ride Marksman •Ji " [lU] I hI KDWIX CARLO (;HEI ER lloiior SrliiHil CrL i:i{ INDIANA VAIK is a man who wore a gray unil ' iiriii for oiglit years and was neither a janitor nor a mail car- rier. Here is also a man who had the flattest back and very nearly the rt l(lest liead that have been seen around here since the War. The flat hack he boned up at Culver but the red head he can in.no wise take credit for. ' " Skat; " was nearly i)r()keii-hearted when he slij i)ed out of the ranks of the Orioles, but for two years, until early graduation, he forgot I hat disajipointment and was a loyal, grinning member of the class of 1!) ' 23. At present, a subaltern in our mutual Uncle ' s army. His normal but earnest yearning for the compatiy of femmes expressed it.self often and was especially remarkable when it inclined toward tliose wliose flamiiin ' locks matched LESLH : M. (iKKXER Eighth Districf, Ohio ST. lot; IS Corporal (J) .1. B. (2) I I 1 writing the " Mirrors of West Point, " " my dear Luella " omitted him.self. To ex[)lain tnis unfortu- nate dereliction, one has but to know Leslie a short while. His is a mind which can lift itself from the !)ody and sail to lofty levels, there to sing in i)oetic metre of femme or foible. The unfortimate thing about this .separation of body and mind lies in the fact that the forsaken body has oft times sunk beneath the table. However, even after such rude interruptions, Leslie ' s equanimity is never disturbed. His gentle ways and ro- mantic stare have wrung the heartstrings of more t han one fair damsel, but always in vain. Leslie ' s immunity to feminine charms parallels his immunity to the alluring advertisements of a certain Mr. Gillette. Hut when it comes to talking, writing, or singing the King ' s English, Tycslie takes the cake. Ki le Markmuin Pistol Sharpshooter A. B. (i) ' Lcs " 140 I I - VT ' - ' ' l ' =rr ' i Li TO Y sE D gkiffiss Ehrenth District. California COROXADO CALIFORNIA HOP it! " " ' Fick it up! " " Drop it! " " Pick it up! " is the way in wliich some of us first met ■■ Pinkey, " but the Sea of Aca- demic Work got rough, Pinkey got mixed ujjwith the Department of Chemistry and in the shuffle he became our chissmate. He came right back with a punch, however, and in the end had Avagadro bhishing for shame at his own inefficiency. Quite versatile — yes? But as everyone must excel in some one thing, so does this kaydet with the Ijrick-hued hair stand out as a polo player. In the vernacular of the kaydet, it is most truly said that he rides a wicked horse and swings a mean mallet. To see " Misto ' Pincus " with his long legs wrapped about an ultra-active polo pony, one could be sure he was headed straight for the Cavalry but he himself has a tendency for the Air Service. Sergeant (5), Supply Sei geani (.i), Lieutenanl (5), Sergeant (2) Polo Squad, Monogram (i), (2) Gymnasium Squad {2} Ring Committee (2) Honor Committee (2) J JEAN VALENTIN GRUMHACH Second District, Louisiana NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA OHN VALENTIN GROMBACH. alias Rudolph Vasellino, is one of the outstanding characters of the class of twenty-three. During his plebe year, Frenchy hibernated in his own division. He first cascaded into prominence during yearling year, when in a burst of eloquence to Slimy Joe, he shouted, " Csesar had his Brutus, Charles II had his Cromwell and I ' ll get mine . " Suffice to say he did. One month! It was about this time that our young flanker cavalier gained new fame by entering a moving picture beauty contest. Dame Rumor has it that John ran a close second to Rudolph Valentino -ith Wallace Reid a poor third. For three years Groni shunned Cullum, but now every hop finds him in a " P. S. -jacket, " his raven locks slicked down with vaseline and his face massaged with flunky-])utt. Boxing Squad {4),{3),{2j,{l) Monogram (2), (1) Heavyzveight Champion (1) Fencing Squad (4), ( ) Monogram ( ) Indoor Meet (4), (3) Fencing Squad {4) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman A. B. (3), (2) ' Pinkey ' ' Frenchif 146] p WILLIAM REMSBLRCai (.ROVE, Jh. Scndloria!, Xrir ] ' ()rk KL.MIllHST XKW V IHK XTER a iiioi) of bloodthirsty aiitliropophagiiiians mercilessly straiigling a cladless kaydet — vher(Mi])on there was much ca- iiioiiflagiiig ' with ]K)niade. Now he is rocogiiizahle. Behold the original and inimi- table " Pooper " Grove — wallowing in the inky waters of the bathtub, lint emerging with his iiuleiible smile, and niiiltcring: " Thank (iod I ' m pure. " " Pooper " has u])held the traditions of I Co., different and indifferent — but always " sjioony. rli wliat:- ' " .Vs a yearling corj) he earned his precursed name of " Pooper. " As a second class A. S. he bought a white .shirt. As a first classman he intends to wear it graduation day. Like all the " divers " .sjjecoids, he dazzled us till i)Iebe Christinas with maxes. Now behold iiim treading tlie paths " among us mortals. " Corporal (i). Sergeant (2), Acting Sergeant ( ) Bugle Soles Staff {3), (2), (I) Rifle Marksman ' Pooper " EARL Sill L N (JRl ' VER Tireiiiii-eighth Dint rid . PennnyJraniu ON I ' KNNSYI.VANIA AZE upon that countenance again, kind readers, ere you peru.se this paragra])h. Now I ask you, can he ever hide the fact that he is a " P.D.? " Can he ever cover up that oily look that so clearly denotes a snake? Again, doesn ' t natiu ' e jwrtray in that jjhysi- ognomy the characteristics of a " He-man? " Lastly do you doubt that he wouldn ' t .separate himself from his last ])fennig for a friend? Why need I answer such questions? You ha e your answer before you. Entering the war at the beginning he fought it on the Border. He descended the .scale of life from a .sergeant in the regulars to an insignifi- cant plebe. However, he imjjre.s.sed us all in those miserable days with what we might jios- sibly attain in following the military career. A ])erson who has the firm convictions of his be- lief and prefers ba.seball scores to his breakfast. Corporal (.J), Sergeant (2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter " 7;«.vf ( " 147 SANTIAGO GARCIA GUEVERA Philippine I.slands MARILAO BUL LTHO " Guey " hails from an island liome he early acciuired a f reat love for terra finna. The beckoning call of the Philippine Seas never lured him away from the safer realm of dry land. The result was that " Guey " was a charter member of the walri sciuad. However he proved to be a dark horse and after nearly drowning his instructor he gained the qualification of " Life Saver. " E ■en at riding he permitted his love of " Mother Earth " to influence him. Three times in one .short hour he has been known to leave his hor.se and clasp the earth to his bosom until it permeated his hair, mouth, clothing — yes, his whole being. A cruel fate appointed him as a coach on the " in for murder " football .squad. Asked what experience he had had, he responded in tragic tones, " Sir, I have never played the game. " DAMON MOTT GUNN Third Disfricf, Iowa BUCKINGH. -M IOWA EMON is a large able-bodied ex- [jcrt rifleman with cheeks like the proverbial — well, ripe apples in late autumn. It .seems strange that a man named Gunn should so deadly with the rifle though the laws of coincidence sometimes are strangely manifested. Demon ' s first famous days came, perha])s, during the first invasion of Camp Dix, when he essayed at the request of the Tactical de[)art- nient to act as step-father to one large, active, rib-removing company of his classmates, thor- oughly imbued with the teachings and .senti- ments which control modern Russia. At Dix, too, he reached the apex of his fame by his fif- teen-mile walk overland to make the formation at Lakehurst. He lived through the summer fortunately and gained experience which was of great value to him when he got the same kind of a job during the last of his five long years. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2). First Sergeant ( ) Fencing (3), (2), ( ) Monogram (1) Football (4), (3) Indoor Meet {4), {i). {2), U) Honor Committee Beast Detail ( ) Expert Rifleman Pistol Sharpshooter ' Demon " us i . x-_, ? FRANKLIN KRESS CrRLKY Prcsidential-ut-Lar(jv W AS1I1. (;T0X district ok COLlMlilV B p4fe -?a-i ■ V( LACK MARIA. " the nciiicsis of tlie liarher slio])! " ' Mr. (jiirley, when did liair cut? " " Tliis morning ' , sir. " mother one. Burke, hrinii nie (■t a til w hip. " lUack " became iiiti- the liorses niately acijuainted and it wa.s cu.stomary for tlieni tt) dance about before and after he mounted, l)eoau.se every horse ' " Black " cho.se wa.s .sooner or later to feel the sting of that whip. Nevertheless, many a fair lady heaved envious sighs over tho.se black, ferocious locks and they were not totally res])onsible for his un- doing. Sani.son and Franklin liad the same weak- ne.ss. Being .shorn of his tre.sses before Fur- lough, Frank ' s will weakened and he fell in lo e. Kver since then, he has concerned himself with the furnishing of quarters for two or more. Choir (4), (3), (2), (1) Riflf Marksman A. B. (J) •Hhwir . ■ X ROBERT FARNSWORTII IIALLOCK Tliirtij-si.vth District, cw York AI.ATIA NEW YORK ' Ihc mimbers, from farniliaiid to ■, ' n(l loot, in four counts. Hub cMUic lo us willi " Dundee, N. ' . " stickini; out all over him, started to work inunediately in the serious and matter-of-facl way that marks all men who are determined to succeed. Well, as Bluelieard used to tell the troojis, l)ractice makes perle t. so practice Bob did. .Vs a result, we now have a |)l( ' asing mixture of the dashing young soldier, ready for anything from the Sujie ' s recejjtion to a brawl. I)ut with a quiet re.serxc and an a|)])reciation ot art, literature, beauty from the Mona Lisa, love lyrics, and a N ' enetian sunset, to (ioldlierg ' s ■ " Wa.shday, " the Whiz-bang, and rouged lips. Besides all this, like Ivan Petru.ski Skivar, he can accelerate a brutal Trilby, and when a keen fenune is concerned, lu- can licaNC a wicked coup d ' neil. i ' jirporal (i). Sergeant {2), Lieutenant ( ) Cro.fi Country (2), (1) Ritie Marksman Pisliil Marltsman •lioir CPCi 140 I- ' -EP " hails from Missouri, and of course that clears up many other- wise inexplicable qualities. His tal)le drawer is the receiving end of everything from Wallach Bros. irette ashes. However, constant practice has made " " Peep " adept at finding the desired article, so that the book of stamps or aspirin tablets always appears after a short .search. He is the acme of ambidextrousness. Not content to dress like the ordinary indi- vidual, " Peep " laces his shoes, smokes a skag, and reads a book — all at the same time. .Vll through the long winter evenings he sits with his feet pro])ped up in front of the big open fireplace (that hasn ' t had any fire in it since Noah was a cor])oral) and bones fiction or en- gages in spirited debates. He slings a mean argument, and speaks fluently in two languages — English and profane. JOSEPH LEAXDER HARDIN FAerenth District. Kentiickij SOMERSET KENTUCKY OE " HARDIN, of Kentucky, is a man who.se diverse tastes are best pictured by giving a synopsis of his own version of Paradi.se, wherein we .see him in the shade of a tree, at tiie nineteenth hole of the Celestial Golf Links, reclining on a silken " Edredon Rouge, " smoking a Durham skag, and sipping white mule from a silver G. I. can. The angel Israfel, his caddy, is engaged in burnishing Jo.seph Leander ' s platinum mounted golf clubs, four score in number. Having finished his skag, " J. L. " beckons to the Angel Gabriel, who ad- vances with a clarinet. " For hell ' s sweet sake, tell those angels to lay oft ' them harps! " he murmurs, as he takes the clarinet from Galiriel and blows thereon a series of wild blasts after the fa.shion of a i)latoon of bag-i)ipers. And .so on. ad iidinitum, throughout all eternity. Bugle Corps (4) Rifle SItarpshooter Corporal (3), Actins. Ser- geant ( ) Gvmnasium Squad (I) Indoor Meet ( ) Cheer Leader (2), (1} Band (3). (. ' ) Ride Sharpshooter .1. B., B. A. {3} " Joe " 1.30 IIKNRY JAMES PITT HAR1)L (. Third Dintricf, Washington STKVENSON W ASIIIXCTdN " HAT, 1() you ask. is that rcvcr- heratiiif; noise, moiv violent than thunder, resounding tliruout bar- racks shortly after taps. " Tis hut oui ' own dear Harry renderinu ' one of liis uocturual concerts. Verily, hy all who know his powers, he is acclaiuied chanipion midnight .soloist of the Corps. " Tis rumored that " Harry ' s " ajjijlicatiou to Astronomy had as its jiurjiose the determina- tion of the maximinii distance he could j)ut between himself and the feminine race. Be tliat as it may, we do know that his record for non- attendance at hops has remained unblemished. .Vll of which is without doubt nothing but insidious jirojiaganda on Prince Hal ' s part. {• ' or in tall( ( ' . there was the miniature — held in joint tenancy with three other kaydets, ' tis true, but who knows how nnich deadly work it accomplishe l in Harry ' s hands, Corporal (i), SfrgeanI (2), Lieutenant ( ) Soccer Squad (2), (I i Beast Detail ( ) Rille Sharpshooter ' llnrrji " WILFRH) HENRY HARDY Senatorial, Maine LKWISTON MAIM-: ON .loc " Hanly. may his tribe increase, woke one nn)rn from a deep dream of peace, but it was only after one of our first class sum- mer hikes followed by twenty- four hours of strenuous P-S-ing. For days he sutt ' ered from chronic fatigue, and recovered at last only by taking lonely mysterious rides in tlie direction of Central ' alley. " Hon Joe, " as his name indicates, knows more French than the Mess Hall ' s head wail r and most of the " Goats " of " l " Co. owe their jiresent social ])osition as cadets and gentle- men to his untiring coaching. " You speak a strange language, " says Rill, " but I under- stand you, and we ' ll convert P. Wilcox yet. " Re it soccer, tennis, bridge, P-S-ing, or an - other intra-mnral sjjort, " Rill " plays a good uamc and is always a hard " lioiiiinc " to beat. Sergeant (2) hrkev (.?) Pislui (3) Soccer (J), (2), ( ) Mo,msram [2), ( ) Ri ie Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter " lion .1 ! ■ J2L [151] JOHN WILLIAM HARMONY United States Armi VERY name has a meaning, not- withstanding Will Shakespeare ' s declaration about the rose smell- ing just as sweet, and " Jazz ' s " SI cognomen is no exception. When he arrived here he calmly informed the Beast Detail that he was " Sergeant Harmony of the Q. M. C, " and he was emphatically told he was not. Indeed, " Harmony " will not de- scribe any pha.se of his life as a plebe. It was at Camp Dix that he came to the front — literally and figuratively — astride one Godfrey. True he did not stop or even pause when he arrived there, but every one knows that it was not our hero ' s fault. Many a good Jersey housewife will recall his ringing cry of " Whoa, Godfrey, W ' hoa! " as he da.shed madly across the landscape in that never-to-be-for- gotten ride, beside which the feats of Mazeppa, Revere and Putnam pale into insignificance. Corporal (i), Sergeant ( ?), Acting Sergeant (7), Lieu- tenant ( ) Indoor Meet Numerals (4), (3), (2), U) Boxing Monogram (3), (2), ( ) Lightweight Champion Box- ing (4), (3), {2), (!) Soccer (3) Monogram (2), ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman B. .• ., A. B. (2) " Jaz ROSWELL HITCHCOCK HARRIMAN Ticenttj-fifth District, New York ARDSLEY-ON-HUDSON NEW YORK OUR years ago a practically ini- known rosy-cheeked boy was is- sued a suit of gray rompers. Thru these years of gradual develoj)- ment into manhood Roswald has not onW learned to play with the dauber but now handles the razor quite proficiently. Once a week he disturbs the entire div by monopoliz- ing the hall sink in an endeavor to pre])are his soft face for Saturday Inspection. After hearing this young hopeful plan his life in Argentina on a million-dollar liasis any kadet who did not know Harry would think the Army was going to be lacking a second lieutenant, but he will probably be eating cactus and sand with the rest of us when the time comes to report to troops. No, Roswald dear, use the old bean and don ' t put your foot in it by trying to feed and clothe two on one and a quarter per. . . B. (4) " Harry " l. " )2] X. EUGENE LYNCH HARRISON Second District, Texas IIHIIW S 1I,1.K TEXAS IIA ' I ' (lolicatc twist of the tongue, tliat suhtle something necessary to the ])r()]ier pronunciation of word Monsieur was utterly unknown to Harry, when in reply to a ((ucstion |)ut to him in French class he naively replied, " Wee, Monsoor. " Since, we trust he has learned better, hut he never will get rid of his title " Monsoor. " He became " top " of " !} " Co., and aside from a rather worried expression on all state occa- sion.s. and a tendency to make his about face so .snappy as to ruin his equilibrium, functioned very efficiently. Reading the sporting page the other day we saw a reference to " the one and only Devereux Milbnrn, " and we are reminded that some day we may lie reading about the unparalleled riding and wonderful stroking of " Mon.soor " Harrison. lie is one of I ' olo ' s ciiicl ' disciples among us. Jcting Supply Sergtant ( ), First Sergeant (I) Polo ( ) Rifle Marksman X jWn ' ' k ■ ' • ' ' i » SS . CIJNTON JOHN HARROLl) United St(dcs Annji -AS D1K(!() ( ALiroKXIA HE " Old Timer " may haxc u]) " Trig to the extent of •■lied being " turned out " but P. Morpheus will never get the deck on him, or Poj) has the Manual nf 1 In- Red Comforter specked cold and in true mili- tary fa.shion can apjily his speck. CuUum is all right but in his estimation one loses too nuich sleep cavorting around the floor. Hut when he gets .started! His ready smile, i)ol- ished hair and fluent line have proved a .snare for more than one. And he sure can cut a mean swath around the hall. Fre.sh from the fields of France he came — where he no doubt develoi)ed his time-worn alibi, " 1 would, but my ])ieds are all in. " For that rea.son. Cavalry has })een his aim, altliough il received rough handling when " Jovial Joe " busted him in Smnmer Camp for " Inefficiency on the Field of Battle " out by the cros.s-roads. n Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Acting Sergeant (!) Honor Committee Hoard of Governors ( ) Indoor Meet Xumerals (i) Kiile Marksman •M,m. " Pop " 1.38 is ii TCl iBjHf- C.EORGE WILLIAM IIARTXELL Serenteeuth Di. ' -:irict. [Ilinoi.s LINCOLN ILLINOIS the last decade of the last era of chi alry a plain but iiohle knight appeared in the Iberian ]ieninsiila. This Knight ' s name was Don Quixote. In the present a plain but notile knight butted his head against the bleak, grim walls of West Point. Even tho our Queen astride " Clarke " does not look like Don Quixote, George has the same gentle soul and the same noble resolve. The similarity stops there however, for George is not simple — far from it — he has quite the i)ractical twentieth century Yankee ingenuity. As a military man, as far as his cadet life is concerned, the Queen has dealt in results and not in mimdi(F. Long will his commands rumble over the polo flats " As skirmishers DE-P] ()Y " " Sf|uad SQUAT. " But what of it? His firing line was there just the same. Hundredth Night Stage Stajf Pistol Marksman LOUIS WILLIAM HASKELL First District, MassacliKsettfi HOLYOKF. .MASSACHUSETTS HE Hellcats are coming. Hurrah! Hurrah! " and down the comjjany street strolls the genuine article, from Holyoke. " Loueye " is a one and only, for never has his origi- nal cJiaracter been duplicated. Designed as a runt, he has occupied the rai.sed spots at each sizing formation and has elevated his noble chest sufficiently to remain with his D Co. chums, although E Co. lior- rowed him for first class camp. It takes a good man to lose furlo and chevrons at one shot and come up smiling, as " Loueye, " and we admire him for it. If in the future we happen upon Dick Turpin or Lady Macbeth industriously driving a cor- poral ' s guard at drill, it ' s a safe bet that be- neath the funny clothes we ' ll find the same keen file Aith whom we ' ve traveled the four long vears — " Loueve " from Holvoke! Corporal (3), Jcling Sn- g ' -ani (I) Cxdlum Hall Football Squad (4) rarsily Squad (■ ), (,?i Kirif Martsnian .1. a. B. A. (J) ' Queen " " Loiici f ' 1.34 --•r - (iK()R(;i : FRANCI S IlEAXEY. .In. Scirnth Disfricl. Massachusett! LVNX MASSACIirsETTS orXG George came to us from Lynn, Mass., a factory in the suhiirbs of Boston, where they make shoes. As a ])lel)e (icor c was diligent, studied hard, and tl)(ld well in his chiss. However, it was not until late in ills second class career that his ahility was recognized l)y the Com., and coveted chevrons finally adorned his manly shoulders. Like all good men, he finishes his first class year as a " millionaire. " His greatest hohhies are taking ])ictures aTid practicing (hiard Mount. He even marches on and off Room Orderly. He first attained jiromi- nence as a poet and bids fair to become famous in that respect. He has written several afldi- tions to the Missouri National, one of tlicm being, " It shines like h wiicn we do dress, . nd rains when we do I ' -rade Rest. " Sert eant (2), .tiling Sfr- geanl (I) Rifle Marksman " CicDnjc ' I ?Ss- W- WADH HAMPTON HEANEY Twenty-third District. Illinois coLu.MBUs f;Eoiu;i. O, the above piece of mural deco- ration is not a modern Henry VIII, altiiough it is faintly ru- mored in onr socially correct rendezvous (past the swinging doors I that it has graced most admirably the boudoirs of several never-to-be-forgotten names in Washington ' s social register, winch only goes to ])rove that some men never can learn, even by experience. We nominate to the Hall of Fame Wade H. Heavey, because he found i)leasure in touring Fisher ' s Island at three a.m.; because he once bought a miniature and still has it for .sale; because he wrote j)oetry (blank verse — very blank, we might add i)arenthetically), but mostly i)ecanse he could borrow more cigarettes and make you feel thai you were doing him a favor in lending them better than any man in the Corps of Cadets. Carporal (i), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant ( ) Tennis (i), {2), ( ) Monogram {2), ( ) Catholic Choir (4), (i), (2) (Circulation Manager How- itzer { ) Kitle Marksman •IV ml " [ l-J.- ] Uj KENYON MOORE HEGARDT Tenth Districl, California LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 1 " ,RE is ;i iiKiii wlio has played a i;()ocl game in his four years here, ever since he teed-off in the sally- jjort until he finally holed out at Hattle Monument. Most of the way lie kept on the fair way, but, when he did get in the rough, a well played shot almost always got him a 3.0 and a par for the hole. But at the nineteenth hole he shines. There do we hear tales of trouble-.shooting for the Southern Cali- fornia Edison Co., of chasing a million volt.s from anywhere through Tia Juana, around Dollar Lake, acros.s the Mojave Desert to Needles, on his Indian. A goat never failed to bring a sob to his throat and tears to his eyes. If Evelyn .should step down from the Monu- ment and ask him to drag her, he would i)rob- ably look at the Area clock and ask, " Do you know that there are 3 ' -20 lights in the ceiling of Cullum. " ' Corporal (3), Sergeant (. ' ), Acting Sergeant ( ) Hundredth Night {4), (3), (2), ( ) Rijie Marksman Pistol Marksman CHARLES ALOYSIUS HENNESSEY Eighth District. Xeic Jerney JERSEY CITY NEW JERSEY •JUNTL ' MUN " from New Joi- sey. " Proud of it, too. Charles started his career at the L .S.M. A. by telling the eager first classmen who clustered about him to come " one at a time. " Although this didn ' t meet with any particular success at the moment, it sort of started " Big Foot " on his way. If you want to know who batted for % hom or who was captain of what team, a.sk Charles; he knows! He ' s a .sort of walking encyclopedia when it comes to athletics and as for fiction — well, he ' s one of the k-dets who claims to have read out the library and if you know him long you ' ll believe him. In fact, the more you know of Charles, the more you wonder how, what with continual handball, tennis, and hockey, he gets the time to do all he does, and he gets through with so little study and worry that nobody can figure how he does it. Rilte Marksman Pistol Expert " Hazzard " ' Sphagetti " 156 ..z f! j:: MWM h : } 1 4 ' D 1 KENXEU FISIIKU IIE1{ TFORI) Serenth District, Te.vux IlOl STON- TEXAS OX ' T crowd too closely, because if you can ' t see him today we may possibly allow you an en- fiajiement in the near future. He will hear you, certainly, but there arc only ' 24 hours to the day. " Our hero is a veritable Thesaurus, bubbling- over witli new ideas which generally material- ize into vivid realities. Infringe upon his time and he likes it; borrow his shekels and he will love you forever; but take his bottle from liini — you know how children cry for it. Not a bad actor, either, whether it be behind the footlights, in the drawing-room, or occu- pying the role of the indis])ensable Monte-Hank (we refer to our cheer-leader). We don ' t want to sell him to you, in fact we couldn ' t because he is already taken; hut meet him sometime and see if vou don ' t feel much l)etter for it. Corporal (.?), Supply Ser- geant (2) Tennis .Issistant Manager (2) Manager, Monogram (I) Indoor Meet (i), {2), ( ) rice President (I) Board of Governors (1 ) .Issistant Editor Howitzer (I) Star (4) Clieer Leader (2), (I) llundredtli Mglit (2), ( ) Hundredth . ight Author ( ) RiHe Sliarpsliootfr Pistol Marksman B. A., A. B. (2) CIIAHLHS ME.VTII IIKVL, .In. First District. . rir Jcrsci W. ISHIN(iTON DISTRICT OF COM Mlil.V VI L, " El Madairaga! " " Heathy. " the nonchalant and debonair de- butante and cotillion leader of " deah ol ' Washington. " His fame had ])rece(led him and when this l)lushingand ravishing young creature landed in our midst he was recognized and universally ac- claimed as " The I5est Dancer in the Younger Set. " Oh yes, we expect " ( ' . Heath " to go far and fast along the primro.se path, plucking a bud here and there, and di.scarding as ])leases his fancy, but he should always bear in mind that we shall remember him as he came into our peculiar world, one wlio believed that the " Picadilly Rendezvous " was the name of a cigarette from merry England and that " Reis- enwel)er ' s " was the name of that gritty H-food served in the mess hall. Potu ( ) Monogram { ) Rijie Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter A. B. (2) ' Ken ' ' ' Charlie " [ 157 ] JOSEPH HAROLD HICKS Senaforial. Wi nming TOKRIXGTON WYOMING LT! what have we here? None other than our Wyoming detail dodger. " Jimmie. " Don ' t infer that he pulls any crude stuff. Perish the thought! He ' s as smooth as they make ' em. len the hea y jobs are assigned, " Jimmie " still maintains the even tenor of his way. It ' s a gift, that ' s all. All the hosses in the riding-hall know our " Jimmie. " He commenced horsing around in the days of his youth until now his legs just naturally fit around the ])lace where the animal is thickest. His walk! Oh hoyl He ambles along with that " Turn-out-the-liniment " swagger that can only be acquired by years in the saddle. Given ten more years, he ought to dexelo]) into a sure ' nuff .shavetail, senior grade. In the meantime, all hail to him ' cause " Jimmie " Hicks, with or without his Cavalry gait, is a man we will not soon forget. CHARLES CALVIN HIGGIXS Fourteenth District, Missouri DUDLEY .MI.SSOURI R. HIGGINS C. Squared, Sir. " Will any of us ever forget that cognomen which so speedily at- tached it.self to our Missouri ' s I)ride during those first hectic (lays m summer camp or how he ably fulfilled it in our plebe battles with math? Studies (the modern language department, in particular) and the fair .sex are HIGGY ' S only aversions. But those trustful, soulful eyes and that Woodbury complexion are bound to be the undoing of the latter. Known as one of our most prominent com- muters and clubmen, on almost any warm Saturday night, a vigilant watcher might decry a shadowy form coming out of a first floor window of the ' •26th div. only to be swallowed up in the luxurious confines of a Ford sedan and whisked away to an exciting hour and a half at his club — the village ice cream parlor. ' Jimmie " " C-Sijuare ' Rifle Marksi 158 LESLIE PACJE HOL( OMU •Seiuitorial, i ' ennout lOUT lUACIIUCA ARIZOXA OUG FAIRBANKS ] ■. y ng the sax. ii Stiitz roadster on an ojien road, the artificial glow of the cak ' iuni, aiul a lievy of flappers — flapping; moonlight on the hal- cduy silence. For the benefit of those not in the ■■ know " ' it may he stated that this is an at- tempt at an impressionistic portrait of the r ' - douhtahie " Les. " An Army Child and a charter meinl)er of the " When-I-was-in-the-Phili])- pines " Society, he shows prowess in many lines. " Fritzie " Cross and Plebe Snmmer Cam]) soon made him iironiinent on his arrival from Shatl ' s and his sohhing sax has held him in the public- eye (or public ear) ever since. Alas! I ' oor Yorick! His sax and his opinion he values above all else, and the sobbing strains of the one and the straining sobs of the other have been with us so long that " memory of man runneth not to the contrary. " Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) Hockey (.?) Indoor Meet (4), (3) ' Hundredth Night (J), (2), (I) Band (2) Orchestra (2), ( ) Choir (4), (i) Hiigle Corps (■ ), (3) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter TK:MrLE (illAVES HOLLAND Svnuloriul, Texcm S. NTA ANNA TEXAS A] IE a gangling youth from the Lone Star State, where the sands are hot and the smi sets late. At a rocky ])oint on the ILiflson ' s bank lie shinimied in. with his % ( ' stern swank. .Vnd he set lied down in llic ciiiseled rnt that leads to ( ' ieanslee e and nothing hut. Then he worked out this i)liiloso- phy: " Though the pay isn ' t niiicli. " tis plenty for me. " " Hesides, " came the lliouglit. from his lofty dome, " why kee|) an humble, yet ex- pensive home for two, wiien it ' s chea])er for one to Hve alone — sans gloom, plus fun? " And now, through some twenty years we ' ll skip to look upon " Temp " with bearded lip. . . captain of infantry — a dashing brute — with l)aste-board leggins and Q. M. boot; a skeleton s(|nad, phis a tearful twin, and the ragged wound of a safety ])in to remind him of an earlier day when he was spending all his pay. Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman tJ ' - " ' Ilulki " Tex " [159] ; r ;l n JOHN IJATTLE HORTON Seventh District, North Carolina WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OHX started his career as a cadet hy going on leave. Now this was ideal from a plebe standpoint, and from all appearances, interesting to the upper classmen because after he returned they always collected near him at formations and conversed quite ani- matedly with him. Horton told them all the news from the outside world and then boned obli ' ion with great success thruout the rest of plebe year. As a charter meml)er of the " K " Co. Bol- sheviki, he has for the past year gallantly and ably led his platoon down to the mess hall for their three squares per. John played polo for a while but he dis- covered that his feet were tougher and better able to stand the wear and tear so he shifted to golf and lately has done more than his bit to make the plain unsafe for all pedestrians. Corporal (i), Srrtiranl (2), Lifutfnant ( ) Golf (J), (2), ( ) Beast Detail (I) Rifle Marksman " lialtle ' EDWIN BRITAIN HOWAKl) Eleventh District, Kentucky LEXINGTON KENTIXKY 1 L 1 IKE most Kentucky men of leisure, " Ed " joined up with the Illustrious Order of Goats .soon after matriculation here. He has added many laurels to the name of this great institution (i. e. the aforemen- tioned I. O. O. G.) by his habit of foxing as many of the P ' s each year as are willing to lock horns with him. Unlike many of his class- mates, " E. B. " spent his plebe Christmas in the advancement of his fraternal order, while other (ioats gave up to the cosmic urge and devoted their attention to the faithless fair, or else gamboled about the hillsides and the Reser- voir in the full fervor of the Yuletide spirit. It was during this hectic period that our hero successfully defended him.self against the com- bined onrushes of three members of the Aca- demic Board, including the redoubtable P. Echols. RiHe Sharpshoote " ■:. . ' . " [160 J MJ . Jm 1 w GEORGE I ' lERC E HOWELL, Jr. District of ( ' iili(ml)i(i ( IIAHLKSTOX SOITH CAHOLINA HAT are you sniiliiifj in ranks for. IVIr. Howell? " " Sir, I was smiling- at a young lady on the sidewalk. " " Do you think you rank that. Mislrr. ' " " Sir, .she smiled at nie first. " And as this took i)lace in Beast Harraeks, you can well imagine what a time he has had kee])ing his eyes in ranks since then. But that is the [jriee one has to pay for having " such a hewitching smile. " Altho (ieorge is an Army Child and came directly from an Engineer family, it has very recently leaked out that even the most hopeful (if those he left behind him expected to .see him hack after the first Plel)e Eoundation. But how lie foxed them and P. Echols at the same time is another story. . charter meniltcr f)f the Millionaire Sfiua l — and proud of it. Corporal (i) Swimming Squad (4) Rifle Marksman Pistol Sharpslwoler .1. B. (2) 1 LOUIS EUGENE IMHOF United States Army SAN FliAXCISCO CALIFORNIA MMY " canie to us on that balmy thirteenth day of June after eighteen months of overseas .serv- ice in the Engineers, .so it was only natural that until Sejitemljer he was honing his native branch. However wlien he met the P ' s he became a loyal dough- boy until the last night of the march home from Camp Dix, when with a borrowed fifty cents and a pair of field shoes he attended a hop at Monroe and there met the reason for deciding on the Coast where two can live as one and joy is unconfined. " Iminy " has never been l)nrdencd with polishing chevrons but spends his time buying imaginary uniforms and hou,sehold materials so that on graduation day he can get his Sheep- skin and run for the Chapel in time to .see the Chaplain get out llie slate and sound-off " IMIIOK NKXT. " Kijii ' Marksman ' Georgie " ' Immif [161 ■riJ- C ' - . . ' r i M- ' i ' ' ' ■ ■ ' 4 ' ' ' GUY NATHANIEL IRISH Second District, Oklahoma LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA OUR years ago there came from out of tlie Golden West to seek his fortune in the service, one of the most uni((ue personahties that ever graced the Corps — his name to all of us is " Nat, " his disposition a question, and liis habits a mystery. From the day that he first donned a plebe skin he lias been emphatically adverse to work of all kinds — the lure of his Q. M. bed and his adored red comforter ha •e formed the center of his activities for four years. His interest in things feminine, howe er, and the hours spent in making himself immaculate for their benefit, on one occasion when he made use of the moonlight to comb his hair after taps, and again when he polished the strap on his wristwatch with a shoebrush, would indi- cate a latent energy which some day will figure prominently in his bid for fame and fortune. Riji Marksman Pistol Marksman ll GLEN CLIFFORD JAMISON Senatorial, Kansas OTT. WA KANSAS F engineers were chosen for con- viviality and affable smiles the gregarious son of Kansas whose likeness may be observed above would undoubtedly be displaying the symbolic turrets on liis collar. Ob.sessed, however, with the idea that there exists always as many important things to be learned outside of textbooks as wthin them, he has preferred to be cosmopolitan and to use his white gloves around Ciiristmas and June for divers purposes. From an elementary knowledge of mythology we learn that Apollo was an athlete of no mean grace. From first-hand oKservation and associ- ation we are aware that the ancient Greek has a rival, . lthough perfectly at home on the rings and bars, and an essential attribute to any social function, Jamie ' s favorite indulgence is to gather an informal circle and there vie with the daring Iberian in his native pasti me. Indoor Meet (4), (i). (2), ( ) Gymnasium Team (i), (?),( ) Captain ( ) Hop Manager (3), (3), (!) Cheer Leader (2), (!) Hundredth Night Show (2) Rifle Marksman A. B {2) ' Wat ' 162] JAMES SIFLY JEFFKHIKS Fourth Di.strid, South Curoliua SI ' AUTAXBfRG SOITH CAROLINA S far as optimism goes Jeff makes Pollyanna sink Jielow zero and emerge with a negative sign. No tlireatening rain that insists on merely threatening at 4 p. m. on a drill day can dim his smile. Not even the eon- eentrated attacks of P. ( irter " s ferocious hench- men can storm the hidwark of his good liunior. If such a term as energyless energy he not too paradoxical to he imagined, another (uality of Jeff is hrought to light, for he accomplishes more with the least apparent expenditure of that rare substance than any one of our ac- |uaintance. " It ' s never too late to get there if you don ' t hurry, " says Jeff. We feel confident that the time will come when we .shall " raise our chests in jjride " and .say to our grandsons, " There goes the famous Jetfcrics of tlic Cla.ss of ' iii. Look! He is still smiling! " Corporal (3) Pislol Marksman J. B. (4) ' Jer .VLFHKI) LoriS JOHNSON Eighth District, ll ' iscon.iin WANPACO WISCONSIN L " loved pleasure and much talk as is evidenced hy the fact, tliat a Navy Game or so ago, he was forced to go on crutches. On the way to the Polo (irounds, he met our Commandant. Tlie Com. with true com- pa.ssion for anyone " laid up " on this gala day a.sked John.son liow ha lly his leg was hurt. Our hero re])lied, " I can hardly touch it to the ground Sir. " That night " . 1 " had evidently forgotten that he was three-legged Ijecau.se our highly esteemed Connnandant helield him dancing away at the Knickerbocker Grill, either the eft ' ects of his game leg, or was it something else? The " Bright Fellow " considers the technical education he has received here of value only in so far as it will aid him to make home-brew, for from his tales Milwaukee has never seen the quantity of beer he has consumed. Corporal (J), Sergeant {2) Choir (4), (i), (2) Buglt Corps (3), {2) Rifle Marksman Pislol Sharpsliooler " Al " [163] -•i .r lliU. FRANCIS RARICK JOIIXSOX Third District, W ashington TACO.MA WASHINGTON XD a little child shall lead them! " saith the Good Book to the Faith- ful. Little did the troops, how- ever, think that this text would he brought home to them in such a striking manner. They can ' t see him, but they know he ' s there. An indefinal)le Je ne sais quoi about him which distinguishes him from the proletariat. He expresses it in different ways — sometimes it ' s that peculiarly fascinat- ing .seagoing walk at which the troops wonder, and murmur: " Ah, there he goes! " Sometimes it ' s just that look of deep, unbe- lieving, almost tearful reproach which slowly comes o ' er his honest cellulose countenance as some heartless P painfully extracts a reluctant tenth from Sammy ' s hoard and adds it to his meager pile. And, like the King of Sardinia grieving over the battle of Solferino, he groans " The poor tenths — oh, the poor tenths! " Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Captain and Battalion Com- mander ( ) Wrestling Team (i), {2), ( ) Monogram (i), {2), (I) Indoor Meet (,4), (i), (2) Star (4), (?) HUGH CIIAUXCEY JOHXSOX Third District, North Dakota WASHBURN NORTH DAKOTA EX thousand Swedes marched troo der ■eeds " Yes, Johnny is a Swede. Furthermore, he went through the weeds last sunnner to capture the Torne, incidentally delighting the tacs with his conception of that pleasant early morning manceuvre known as " tall grass. " Not only has the Swede distinguished him- self in many a long mess line, but also he has accomplished what tliousands have been " found " for trying — he has twice donned white gloves and fought the All-Academics successfully, emerging as an immortal goat and an ardent admirer of the doughboys. Johnny has had two hard tasks — bringing up " Terrible Bill " and " Jazz, " and keeping afloat in the stormy academic ocean — but he ' s come through the four long years with his chuckle still working. " Sam ' " Johnny ' [164] kJi! r iilaiU WENDELL (irWER JOHN SOX Fifteenth District, lllinoifi GENESEO ILLINOIS NYBODY seen Weiulell Joliiison? — Wlio? You know — Dmnbell Johnson. And tluisly is lie known. But really he shouldn ' t he called such a name — .so he says. Why any Hop finds him in the midst of the fray, sma.shing hearts as a steam roller would smash efigs. It is true that West Point has a symphony orchestra, l)ut Onkie is content to chime in on tlie minor strains with his No. ' 2 fiddle — know- inc; that some day his time will come. Like others, he acquired the pleasing ' hut (■x])ensive habit of mistaking Phil, lectures for Ik ' dtime Stories. Also one night he and the Tac entered into a co-operative union for the pnr|)o.se of obtaining for the junior member of said union a week-end leave. But tlie next morning he sleeps thru Reveille! Don ' t call him that — I think he ' s two .sweet 1 1 1 Indoor Mul (2), ( ) Gymnasium Squad (l) Track Squad ( ) Choir (4), (i), (?), ( ) Hundredth Night Shozv W, (i) Pistol Marksman ' Johnny " SYLVESTER .JOHN KEANK Second District, Connecticut WHITNEY VILLE C ' ONNECTIcrT ID the Supply Sergeant was in id hinnor that evening as he inspected for damages. Still the ILdf-Portion from Connecticut facetiously ventured to suggest that he i«)ssessed one damaged room-mate. ' I ' his startling bit of information resulted in his early admission to the Hall of Fame as an A. B. When Furlough arrived, the runt from ' ale abrnjjtly left the collegiate sphere and sailed for Europe. Li Paris he adopted a disgui.se of French cits and a cane and disappeared, showing up a week later in the police-court, charged with imiier.sonating a red light down in the Montmartre. Later he attem])ted to camp for the summer in the wine-cellars at Rheims, but was persuaded to move on to N ' enice where he s])ent most of his time climb- ing out of the (irand ( " anal. Corpora! (.9), Sfrg,-anl (2), Lieutenant ( ) Gymnasium Squad (I) Indoor Meet (4), {2), (1) Boxing Squad (4) Catholic Choir (4).(3),(2),U) Bugle Corps (■ ), (.?) Bray (4) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman A. B. (4) cPO " Shorli " 165] ROI I poultry farm to second looe - in fi •e years " might well he the title of a certain period of this young Pennsylvania Dutchman ' s life. The Baron heard the call over the cackles of his favorit e White Leghorns, bravely set down his basket, and dashed post- haste for the home of the wasp-waisted Vam- pires, where he joined us with the Orioles. As a cadet the Baron has been very active in all I)ranches of Corps endeavors. He sings way down deep in our choir and wields a wicked foil and toe hold. Then, too, chevrons have not been lacking and the T. D. recognized his well known efficiency by .selecting him for the Beast detail. Barney refu,ses to tell us " how come " but he is right there with the ladies and one never knows wliat may liappen even though he is boning the Field and not the Coast. Corporal (i), Sergeant (. ' ), Lieutenant (1) fencing Squad (J), (2) Choir (.?), (4), (i), {2). U) Hundredth Night (3) • Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman WADE LAVERX KERR Second District, Michigan ONSTED MICHIGAN T sliould have been " Swim " and not Wade. In his childliood Wade used to sit on the banks of Wolf Lake, Michigan, and watch the ducks. Taking a few pointers from tliem, he proceeded to join the Army swimming team and break the record for the underwater s«im. Wade ' s whole career here has been dedicated to one thing, " individuality. " The doings of the hoi polloi mean nothing to him. In the very beginning he became distin- guished for his individual step. It is a thing of his own, inimitable and priceless. His last attempt was an effort to enjoy the drama in New York while the other boys fought the battle of the Torne. This resulted in failure, unfortunately, and as a consequence W ade ' s activities have been somewhat cur- tailed. However — it will all come out in the wash and he ' ll be a Lieutenant some dav. Corporal (J), Acting Ser- geant ( ) Swimming Squad Monogram (4), (i), {2) Indoor Meet Xumerals (4), (3). (2) Water Polo Squad (2) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman B. A., A. B. (3), ( ) ' ' Baron ' " Wad " [ 166 1 1 o 1 AL1J;X LLOYD KEYES Pres ' idetitial-ai-Large NKW VDHK NEW YORK a certain inoniing in June, the idle onlooker might have noticed a majestic stranger stroll leisurely up to the sally — port, tarry for a moment, and leave at an un])rec- edented gait. Before most of us had mastered the intricacies of right and left face, " " had parted with his playing cards, fire arms, ami liquor, had found his room, and made three trips to the kaydet store. After such a beginning it was only natural that he should join the aspirants for the ever glittering chevrons. A merry race he lead us, too. Together with his otlier accomi)li.shments, " . l " is an athlete of no mean ahility. In spite of his efforts to the contrary it was finally dis- covered that he is the proud po.ssessor of a cup made of the napkin rings belonging to the Cla.ss of IDdl. Rtuuor has it that he wants .iiiotlicr in the familv. May the best man win! Corporal (i), Color Sergeant (2), First Sergeant (I) Assistant Editor, Bugle Notes (2), ( ) Beast Detail ( ) Pistol Expert mUCK ROWAN Kix(; Second District, Virginia POKTS.MOITH .VXITY, vanity, thou art a jew- el " — Yea even King! Schooled in the way of a man with a maid, his journey thru West Point has been one filled with stirring ro- mances and strewn with broken hearts. Yet he declares that had Lu-yland been closer to West Point, Cullum ' s bah-ony would have known him even better. Now you can always tell a man from ' irginia. but you can never tell him much. . t least " Kollected Kanter King " has never yet been bested in an argu- ment. We expect to find him twenty years hence, .Judge Advocate of the . rni -. Always primed with energy and ready to take part in any kind of sport, he has been the ])rinK ' mover in tho.se winter activities which make the long period from Christmas to June Week bearable. " Hruce " is at home in any set, and evervset is glad lo make a liomc for " ' Hruce. " Cross Country {2) .1. R. ( ) ' Ihcusie [167] mi JOSEPH CALDWELL KING Senatorial. Xeic Jersey BOUND BROOK NEW JERSEY E plays around a lot with Warren G. and Jo Frelinghuysen ; he delves deeply into politics, finan- cially in particular; he goes on furlough whenever the fancy strikes him; lie can get a loaded egg-nog at the Hospital most any time; but in spite of this privileged atmosphere which he inhales, this elevated plane upon wliich he lives, he has bow-legs and he ' s truly no one but our own contour-chasing Jose. Jose, whose " To Arms! To Arms! " rising at midnight from the shores of Barnes I ake, might have awaked his slum- bering Cavalry scjuad, in time, who knows? Jose, the man who has never walked a tour, served a con, or been reported for a late (he admits he ran one once). And here, incidentally, we have inferred the true essence of his personality — efficiency. It is exemplified in e •erything he does. Corporal (• ), Corporal (i), Sergeant ( ?), Lieutenant ( ), Captain ( ) Indoor Meet (4) Manager, Fencing (?), ( ) Monogram (2), ( ) Ring Committee (4) Banquet Committee (4) Dialectic Committee (i), (2) Assistant Editor Howitzer ( ) Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (i), {2), ( ) ' J. C: ROBERT HER LW KRUEGER Seventh Dixtricf. Minnesota MORRIS MINNESOTA AWN McEWAX has it that all men from Minnesota bane S " edes, but this one isn ' t — he has sauer kraut in his pocket ! This original Boodle Hound — the most con- sistent and persistent snake who ever explored Fort Put Hill (with)— habitually manages to elicit a handout from his drag. He is a walking demonstration of " The way to a man ' s heart is through his stomach, " and he has ' em all looking for the road. Lucky? — I ' d say! " He who tooteth not his own horn, the same .shall not be tooted " — for three years " Bob " advertised himself in the gray Hell-cats! And, while we are quoting from Aesop and Shakes- peare, we may add that " Some men would kick if they had both legs cut clear off. " Just think what they can do with ' em intact! Soccer ball, Liberty truck, gig, or the latest gripe — thev all receive the same treatment. Soccer Squad (2), ( ) Indoor Meet (4) Bugle Corps (4), (3), (2) Band (3), (2) Rifle Sharpshooter A. B. (4), (.?) [168 , ' I ' Y ■— - :- " vv yHt:.. ' ' ' ' ■- ' - ' . s -.- ,j i N 1 NATHANIEL LANCASTEH. .In. Third Di.firirt. ] ' iriiirtl(i Asm, AM) iH(;i i. OTHINC; if not a jjerpet ual defier of the law of gravitation — ahvays falling in love but never truly landing. The soft sibilant sighs of every Saturday have ever a most mournful sound when Monday morning eomes all too soon. There ' s no question about it, — " Nat ' s a dear, " if we may take as testimony the many confidenees of many, many sweet young things. Fact. His tefhni(|ue is .so finished that he lias adopted as his motto: " A good impression made on the chaperone in the first ten minutes means a chaperone-le.ss week-end every time. " Rumor has it that " Meester Lancaster " re- ((uested the Com to transfer him to the Beast Detail so that he might again .sen.se the luxury of a real bed; be that as it may, he was actually heard to mutter: " I could .slee]) oxer there, but I never could get my rest. " Corporal (i), Sfrgfanl (2), Acting Sergeant ( ) Baseball S,,uad {4},{3W),U) Beast Detail (!) Silver Bay Conference ( ) Assistant Jdvertising Man- ager, Howitzer (2) Rifle Marksman DAVH) LARR Senatorial, A rkansas . RK. XSAS HIS sprite — yes he i.s — didn ' t we see him one night in Plebe Sum- mer Camp, diked out in cuffs, garters, and broomstick, flitting gaily o ' er the lea hunting for a Hock of angels!- ' And he looked just like one of tlie.se sylvan nym])hs one sees in the movies. Well, to .see him now, galloping around Culluni in that same angelic manner, our hearts are touched with compa.ssion. Once his ]ioor little heart was badly bent, and he was relegated to the tender care of the medico for six weeks. Why? — Oh merely because of a tlisilhisionment. And still he lia.s faith in ' em! One day his heart is in New Jersey, the next it roams in Missouri — but that elusive member went astray at ' assar and hasn ' t returned yet. Oh no, he ' s not fickle — just endowed with a nonchalant gallantry that forces him into a platonic friend- ship with e ery one of the fickle fair. ylcling Sergeant ( ) Polo ( ) Howitzer Stafi (2) Issistant Editor, Howitzer (I) flumtredlltMght{3),{2),{l) Rifle Marts man Pistol Sharpshooter J B (3) ' Wat ' ' Dave " [169] i? m H IL jp T CHARLES WHITE LAWRENCE Fourth Dt.stricf, Kansas EMPORIA KAXSAS ( really appreciate the " Cyclone " tr(jm the tall grass, where men are men, he should he partaking of food in the Big City. Here at West Point, even tho the opportuni- ties are limited, the Cyclone ' s higher nature as- serts itself in lesser degree in Grant Hall, where, like a mule, he displays his delicate appetite. It is said that even onions go to a hop occa- sionally, but Lawrence never. However, those among us who remember the Christmas of our second class year, and Charley ' s smitten state on the return can easily account for this. It is a fact that he wrote se •enteen letters, two telegrams, and one special within the space of seven days, and surely all this impassioned oratory was not wasted on B. Banks and Co. or Wallachs. Charley is boning the Cavalry, because as he says, the horse does all the walking. Corporal (3), Supply Ser- geant (2), Lieutenant (!) Football " J " (3), (2), ( ) Lacrosse Monogram (i), {2), ( ) Basketball Squad (4), {3), (2) Numerals {4), (i) Indoor Meet (4), (i) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Band {4), (i), (2) WILLIAM NEWTON LEAF Senali)rial. Penn.vjlrania ROCHESTER PEXXSYLVAXL . HO ' S the hardest man on the 2nd Co. Detail, Mr. Dumbwillie? " " Mr. Leaf, sir. " For once the plebe did not tie it up, for, as one of the six god- fatJiers of that company of new cadets, BiU had original ideas on the instruction and dis- cipline of the future cadet. ■ ' Bill ' s " ■■ Reminiscences of My Cadet Days " will have a long chapter entitled " Recreations. " Pipes, polo, letter-writing and hops will also be enumerated. " Bill ' s " latest is a trip abroad after graduation with three weeks in Paris. He evidently thinks that the demoiselles like " tea breeches. " To keep " Bill " reminded that there are still flappers in the United States, some other kaydet will go abroad too, and together they ' ll make their toast with spark- ling Burgundy to the American Girls — and the Army. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Polo Squad ( ) Honor Committee Beast Detail ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman " Cyclone ' •Biir [170 ■ - Jgvi Wu. HARTFORD LOllS ririER LEONE Firxt DiKtricf, Connecticut CONNECTICUT ( ) inc as Pete, to her as Petee, to tlie wliole T. D. as Mr. Leonee. He is a typical young signore of Venetian descent, lacking only in the accent. Every spare moment of iiis first and second da.ss years was spent in a dreamland, tilled witli gondolas, Venetian moons, guitars, and possibly monkeys tied to hand-organs. He started oiil his military career in a tin school, rising to the exalted jjosition of goat captain hefore he left. However, he ends up his " Four Years at West Point " as just a plain goat with a few minor duties such as ' ice- Kleagle of the Lodge, Quartermaster of the footl)all team and President of the Love-Nest. His lingo to the average layman is hardly understandahle since lie deals most exclusively in figures of speech — a comioisseur of stock ex- pressions, as it were. Corporal (i). Sergeant (2), Acting Sergeant ( ) Manager of Football " A " (I) Boxing Squad (.?), (2) Featherweight Boxing Cham- pion (2) Indoor Meet (• ), (i), (2) Numerals (2) Catholic Sunday School Teacher (i), {2), ( ) Band (3) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman ' Pete " THOALVS EDWARD LEWIS Honor School S. N ANTONIO TEXAS KNCE, loathed melancholy, " for lere comes " Tom! " A peculiar and distincti e swagger called by some hiniians a walk; two hands are as es.sential in one of his most colorful and aried narratives as prunes are on Wednesday night ; the most e -er-ready, ever- sharp, ever-present, all pervading collection of stories and reminiscences of early life ever in- vented, collated, and reiterated in the memory of homo mpieno: and certain instincts and a nose that might lead the casual, uninformed observer to guess his middle name to be Lsaac. If ever on some dark post we become aware of some one api)roaching and then saying con- fidentially and most business-like, " Say, I ' ve got a little ])roj)osition here I ' d like to tell you about, " we ' ll order the Eternal Gates thrown open and hold an extra feast of ambrosia for the incorrigible and inimitable " Tom. " Corporal, Lieutenant (5) Gymnasium Squad (5) {4)A3)A2),U) Boxing Squad {2) Cheer Leader (2) Honor Committee A. B. (2) [1711 N a y ' .-■- ' - SM. 2d b 1 WOODSON LEWIS, Jr. United States Army GREENSBURG KENTUCKY Ills kaydet from the wilds of old Kentuck is a soldier of no mean ability dne to the fact that he has been wearing a uniform of some kind or other for the past seven years. He .started as a youth in a tin school, graduated to a coffee-cooling infantry outfit and transferred to this noble old institu- tion on the Hudson. From the time he was recognized until now he has been burdened by those marks of distinction handed out by the Com CHEVRONS. But looking at another side of his life he has not attained much success. With the ladies Lewis would make Miles Standish look like " The Sheik. " He has never ventured to C ' ullum except days for " Men Only " and the weary hours spent in the arms of the " dancing master who taught Gen. Pershing to dance " have been wasted. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Ring Committee (2), (!) Pistol Sharpshooter A JAMES ROBERT LINDSAY, Jk. Presidential-at-Large LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY BOVE you, ladies and gentlemen, you see the greatest living marvel of the age. The five-year wonder, or six months plebe and turn- back. That combination which is a mystery to the greatest .scientists of our time: a perpetual goat, a transitory sergeant, and a buck corporal all in one. One copy brings him before your eyes. Femmes adore him, the T. D. dotes on him. even Avogad claimed him as his own. More famous than that far famed bird of the rugged Andes, more renowned even than the Milamo bird is this celebrated datto, the wonder of our age. And now he is to be given his freedom. His Ijonds are to be cast off. Take one last look at him, for he is going to journey to the branch of his choice, the doughboys, and hide himself in dust and cactus, from the eyes of the world. Sergeant {5) Polo ( ) 3ug!e Corps (.i), ( J, (i) Leader {2) Rifle Marksman Pistol Expert {2}, ( ) " Lew " ' Piute [172 Mb . rrJMjJ WM. FRANCIS MERWIX I,()X(;WET,I. .SV;( (iforial, M ig,so iiri KANSAS CITY MISSOURI ES, this is Longwell of Army, runt, handball artist, diver and buck in the U. S. C. C. Just ghmce at tlie Apollo-iike form and that curly liair with the i)ermanent va c. I it any wonder that lie graces Culluin Ilall every hop night? He used to be a captain in the High School Cadets, for he just naturally was military. It must hv in evidence for the great T. D. recog- nized the fact and made him a captain, here — • temporarily. He was unceremoniously given the B. A. degree in August when his ideas didn ' t agree with those of the Hatt. IJoard. ■ ' In the sweat of thy brow, .shalt thou eat bread, " and all the plebes who ever sat at his table soon realized the truth of that old biblical .saying. For crawling a certain officer in the showers of the gj ' iii, he was unanimously awarded the barbed wire shoe strings. Corporal (i), Sergfanl {2), Captain (I) Swimming (• ), (i), (2), (I) Monogram (i), (2) Indoor Mffi {4), (3), (2), (I) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Hundredth Night (■ ) Riflt Marksman Pistol Marksman li. . ., . . B. ( ) wl ROYAL HERTRAM) J.ORl) Second Diafrict, Rhode Island PAWTl ' CKET HUOOK ISLAND HEN the June bugs clustered at West Point on that memoral)le P iday, the thirteenth, we first saw " R. B. " , chuck-full of the debonair of the " I-don " t-care " and tiial nonchalance that bespeaks of nothing but life, liberty, and the pursuit of ha])piness. riebe days slipped by rather easily. Wien the gold stripe finally came, we beheld new fire. " Ike " had shown snakish (|ualities, but now Culluin called him strongly and it was a rare and ob.scure week end when he wasn ' t snaking .some lovely brunette or charming blonde. " He ' s the most inditt ' erent fellow with tiie girls, " they say and yet I wonder. His activities as manager of lacro.s.se, Cullum Hall football, and a manager of managers, are well known. Roy can run things to perfection. His company, which lie doniinnlcd in oidtiine stvle, will tell vou that. Corporal (3), Supply Ser- geant (2), Captain ( ) CMum Hall (4), (3) Hockey Squad (.?), (2), ( ) Assistant Manager of La- crosse (4), (i), {2) Mtiiiager of Lacrosse ( ) Monogram ( ) Indoor Meet (3) Catholic Choir (i), (?) Ri le Marksman Pistol Marksman " Fish- •Ike " [173 EDCiAR LEE LOVE Ninth District, North Carolina CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLIXA H, its love that makes the world go ' round. " So said the poet, and Edgar Lee certainly felt the po- tence of his surname as he saun- tered into West Point. But it was the Beast Detail that made Lovie go round and round. But not for long. He showed them his complexion; he whispered his name; and the rest was easy. An engineer by nature, accounting for his position in the upper strata of the cla.ss, yet a confirmed member of the ranks of those devoid of worry and avid of pleasure. But, true to form, Love never runs snK)oth and Ed has had his share of difficulties. His repu- tation as a superb hopoid has more than once caused the T. D. to .scrutinize his latest ' " .stuff; " on one occasion, at least, with enforced Lenten observances on our hero ' s part. Indeed, would a hop be a hop if Love were not present ? Corporal (3), Acting Ser- geant ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Expert " Ed " THOMAS -MERRITT LOWE Fourth District, Georgia BUENA VISTA GEORGIA ECIOUS never was much on this society stuff but he blossomed forth one day and showed how cool a " West Pointer " can be. ' Twas at our famous hotel; his lady (lroj)i)ed a fork. In true cavalier style there was a loud " O-o-h Waiter, get me a fork! " Such gallantry came from Furlo, where our Tom gave away pins, rings, an " A-Book " and other kaydet trinkets. In New York he sure cuts a mean figure. Coming from the country, his adventures in the luring city were many. Sleeping in the Newsboys Orphan ' s Home on his first visit was too lowly, so on his next entry he took a taxi from the Grand Central Station to the Biltmore. In assuming the airs of a " citj ' - slicker " he planked a nickel on the glass at the Sub-Station and demanded, " Ticket for Times Square, please. " Band (2) RiAe Marksman " Cecious " [174] WIMJAiM CAiMPlJELL LUCAS First District, South Carolina CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA ALT! One-two! Abo ut face! w arp: you anyw.ay? " " Miss. (lisli, L., suh, by awduh Suh! " Not only is the boy with the rich Charleston brogue noted for his strikiiifi resemblance to one of America ' s fore- most film stars, but he is an ardent follower of the celluloid drama himself. During his first year here " Muzzy " went in for theatricals. Blessed with a " sjjlendid " voice, it was not long before his talent was recognized and he was awarded the princijial role in the musical hit entitled " Heard in a Laundry Bag " which enjoyed a straight run for an entire season. Since then his exploits have been varied. You all remember the l!)th Div ' s Field Day wiien he covered himself with glory (and tiie whole Division with Climax). But best of all was the time he went into the field on the Cavalry Hike carrying his pink pajamas! EDWARD K1 FUKD LUTWACK First District, Connecticut HARTFORD CONNECTICUT OYS, you know I have a hefty line. " This confession coming from the lips of " Eddie " first brought him into prominence as one with a silver tongue. Now don ' t be led to believe that his ability is singular. " Eddie " certainly knows how to trij) the light fantastic, his lady friends will •erify any statements regarding his rhythmical movements. He can sing, he admits it, and last but not least when given an opportunity he can put Beau Bnniimel on the shelf as a dresser in " cits. " When Mother Nature has added a few more grey locks to her already silver coiffure, we may expect to see this Chesterfieldian Messieur perched upon a roy- ally ajipointed throne surrounded by his house- hold l)eing entertained by the music of an orchestra of his own bizarre liking, one com- po.sed of Fiji Islanders playing American jazz. Pistol Marksman Choir (4), (i), (?), ( ) Ri l( Marksman ' Muz " Eddie " [175] RAYMOND CHESLEY McCORMICK Senatorial, Kansas TOPEKA KANSAS ()W get this straight — it isn ' t be- rause he has lost something that he wears that woe-begone look; it isn ' t because they never taught that much, what time he was ' scoUeging out on the hill at K. U., that he invariably asks what day it is, the calendar reposing on the desk before him; nor, by the same token, is it that he is a hard-boil with an inborn grouch that causes him to pipe oft ' " Y ' ou go to, or I ' ll slap you to sleep! " when accosted of these wanderings from the straight and narrow path of mental alertness. It isn ' t business worries that fret him, and moreover, not woodenness. Just a li ' l dash of that spice that cost Anthony a Roman throne and put the skids under the w.k. Romeo those moonlit eves. " All that I ask is that .she be good looking and that .she can dance like a poor fool " . Corporal (J), Acting Sfr- geant (1) Polo Squad ( ) Choir (4), (i), (2), (I) Howitzer Staff (4), (2) Business Manager, How- itzer ( ) Chairman, Christmas PosKr Committee ( ) A. B. ( ) ROCHESTER FLOWER McELDOWNEY Honor School LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ITH a burr on his tongue remi- niscent of the " banks and braes o ' bonny Doon " and kilts instead of cadet grey to cover his carcass, " Mac " would be the perfect Sandy McTavish. Yes, he has other attributes of a Scotchman, too: swings a mean golf club, almost never loses a ball, and gives to every matter, long, thorough and doubting con- sideration. As for femmes — well, you can ' t dope one out in just one or two week-ends so that must be " Mac ' s " explanation for his failure to join the ranks of the steady draggers. Vith one of them to whom he has devoted much concen- trated thought for four years established in his locker and writing huge volumes with the regularity of Old P ' aithful himself, why explode lirain-cells trying to figure out another one of the pulse-quickening unknown quantities. " j fl [176] iC AHNER .lUDSOX M( (iEIIEE Senatorial, Tennessee JACKSON TENNESSEE ELL, [r. DiuTot, who are you? " interrupts the niau with the stripe on his sleeve. " Mr. Mc(ieehee, from Tennes- seeiiee, l y order, sir! " And this was our iutrochutioii to tiiis sunny hid from tlie sunny .south. Sniilcsl " Mac " " is just full of them. Judson has many fads, ranging from an earnest attempt to force the instructors to l)ronounce his name with a silent " H, " to a ho])eless attempt to bone checkbook. Ollie ' s swimming lessons and " izay ' s .select deport- ment clas.ses were of first importance to " Mac " in the days gone by. Hut of late, his eyes grow dreamy too often, his ear is too acutely attuned to the step of the ajiproaching maildragger and we believe — Sh! that tlic real attraction of life has captured him. Acting Sergeant ( ) Cadet Chapel Choir (4), (3) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman i. ■ ■ ' ■■ ' r r ' " " .A?- -7 -- JAMES EKiEXE McINERNEY .S ' .r ( District, New York BROOKLYN NEW YORK l) in this corner, Mclnerney, .Vrniy, 145 pounds, " all of which introduces " Jimmy, " " Son of Erin, Work! War hero, boxer extraor- dinary, gentleman, scholar — and o tiicr tilings too numerous to mention. But let not this emotional outburst lead to a misinterpretation of the man in hand. Mac, you know Mac as well as I, toils not for the plaudits of the nuiltitude, craves not to be the single hero alive on the stage. Rather would he be on the operating than the receiving end of the spotlight. Of course he uses vaseline and .V(iua clva like the rest of us, has a good eye for , and can pick a roaming Juliet at 1000 yards with never a miss. He drags not for the jjoop .sheet tenths, but to catch that certain .some- thing which comes with feed hops, balcony air, dancing moonbeams and the rustle of a gown. k 1 Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Bo.xing {4), (.?), (2), ( ) Monogram (3), (2), ( ) ll ' ellermeight Cham- pion (2) Football Cullum Hall (4) Indoor Meet{4),{3),{2),{l) Numerals Banquet Committee (i) Sunday School Teacher ' Maggie ' ' " Mac " [177 -.sv DONALD McLean Twelfth District, Michigan CLEVELAND OHIO ()W in the upper peninsula, " and Mae has started another of his jjroveAial stories about Michi- gan. This modest youth has a l)ower of narration, due to the fact tliat he never lets the truth stand in the way of an interesting and vivid story. The only things of any great importance that can be held against " Mac " are his actions as a Plebe when he woke up the whole company at midnight by kicking his tentmate out into the middle of the company street. " Mac ' s " better characteristics are his stub- bornness, modesty, spooniness and desire to contest every statement, fact, or action. From all pictures it would appear that his future helpmate has all the opposite traits, .so that this combination should enter the Army ready to revi,se, improve and revolutionize the present army system if necessary. Sergeant (?) Basketball Squad (3) Rifle Marksman ' ' Mac I CARTER BOWIE MACiRUDER Third District, Oregon X the realm of mathematics the horizontal is assumed as that po- sition closest Mother Earth, roughly speaking, and no matter how rough Mother Earth may chance to be she is never so uneven that " good old gross Magruder " cannot find .solace and rest when lying closest to her. Mac ' s dream of heaven must consist of an unlimited expanse of mattresses and red comforters. No other man has so successfully succeeded in defying nature, with the possible exception of old Ri|) Van Winkle himself, and still retained his mental faculties. Somehow or other, Mac has succeeded in finding time to take part in sufficient activi- ties to keep himself a high ranking " ' nuike. " His classmates have always appreciated this thoughtfulness on his part, liking week-end leaves as they do. Corporal (3), Sergeant [2], Lieutenant ( ) Pistol Team (3), (2), (I) Honor Committee (2), ( ) Rifle Expert Pistol Expert (i), {2), ( ) ' Maggie " ITS ] 3Lli £j£ 1 o 1 FREDERICK TITTLE xMANR0S8 Senaforial, C ' otinecticui FOHKSTVILLE CONNECTICUT XE sunny day (Connecticut deemed it time to invade tlie domains of iier neiffhhor. Without liesitation she selected one " F ' rederick-the- (ireat " Manross and sent him fortli to conquer tlie wilds of West Point. Like a true son he invaded tlie inferno of Plehe Hill and proved an endless source of education to those already i)resent. To be exact, anything done wron ' called for a " Mr. Manross, CUM ' ERE. " In which case he always " CUM ' ERED " };allantly, to the final irritation of the " sirs. " Eventually, durinj; Furlo, that is — he .scooted to France and cavorted like a lamb in French fields and crystal palaces. Tho he refu.ses to be voluble, his chest expansion in- dicates at least a general ' s life over the bound- ing main. As for the escapades, we leave them to an ade(|uate author to incorjjorate into some " Modern Arabian Nights. " Cross Country Squad (2), ( ) Gymnasium Squad (i), Indoor Meet (i), (2), ( ) Pistol Marksman ' Fritz " yh ■c CYRIL QUENTIN INIARRON First Dint rid, Colorado DENVER COLOR. DO ' N ' RIL hailed from ( )lorado, the land which is so wild and woolly and — he hasn ' t been tamed yet. His many and frequent escapades are proof of that. But who wouldn ' t take a chance, miss taps every now and then, or don " cits " for an hour or so to humor those he humors? He always provides plenty of humor for his associates. No one will forget how he came back at a certain well known instructor, not overly handsome, by delivering his impromptu ora- tion, " The Homely Man ' s Handica]). " Or the " inability of tact-ical officers to handle |)rob- lems recjuiring tact. " His career as a k-det almost hit the rocks once. However, that didn ' t worry him as nnich as it did his friends; nothing ever does. He usually was to be found helping .some comrade in distress who found it harder to " get by. " Cross Country Squad (?) Golf Squad (i) Catholic Chapel Sundav School Teacher {2), ( ) Ri le Marksman 1 kg H ■ Bi P » i i vV. i 1 M •li-Foocr [179] ' " -r l II ' ' - ' i ■■II : ML -!1X:= 1 s i LOUIS WAGNER MARSHALL Sixth Districf. Pennsyhania PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA OME think that " Lou " came to tlie Point with the expectancy of becoming first captain, but those who took a little time found that it was not a hard or an unpleasant task to dig under his supposed aloofness of manner and find the regular kaydet underneath. When a man looks indifferent and acts in- different where the femmes are concerned, we usually conclude that he is indifferent. But, whatever of this cjuality " Lou " had during his first two years certainly seemed to have blown to the four winds after furloi:gh. We don ' t knoM- just what happened, but from the fact that extra mail draggers had to be detailed to carry up his mail, we think we know. He was one of the large battalion of fiction- boners and bridge fiends who found ten minutes to study before each class — enough, as a rule, for a 2.1 or a 2.2 and safety. Corporal (i) Choir (,4), (i) Pistol Marksman CHARLES MEHEGAN Secoitd Districf, Xorth Carolina KINSTON NORTH CAROLINA HORTY " is one of the old school, having entered West Point in June, 1918. Because he had vis- ited West Point many times be- fore entering he had made the ac((uaintance of many members of the old Second Class. Needless to say these Second Classmen greeted our " Shorty " with open arms. Once a Beast ran a late at p-rade. He stuck his head from a window, sounding off to the " King of the Beasts, " " Go ahead, you don ' t need to wait on me. Sir! " Our Hero is too modest to admit this daring deed, but he be- came famous for it nevertheless. During his plebe academic year " Shorty " was the proverbial " Goat. " However, after his return from foundation, he ranked well up in the class. In spite of this, just before a " writ " he never failed to say, " I ' ll take a 1.0 for to- day " — the " tenth sheet " always showed a 2.8. A. B. (5) ' Lou " " Shoriy ' [ISO (Hd ' A -AVf GEORGE COXRAl) MEHCiENS Third Di. ' itrict, Oregon I ' OKTLANl) OREGON ACK ill the happy days of ' 1!) an adventurous j ' outh from a great state of the far west, namely Orofion, decided to embark upon an exceedingly thrilling and haz- ardous ex|HTience and not knowing what he was about to do, became a cadet at West Point. He immediately leaped into prominence and his chin recedetl vice-versa by reason of an act committed upon the person of none other than the King of the Beasts. For George, when called upon to drag the trou of his majesty, proceeded forthwith to seize that great per- .sonage by the heels and dump him uncere- moniously upon the floor. Taking a le-sson from the dire results of that faux pas, our hero wcnl into a (luiet obscurity where he remained uTitil those famous days of .Jovial Joe when he became a charter menilicr of the famous i)lack-list. Boxing Sijuad ( ) Indoor Meet (2), ( ) EVERETT CLEMENT MERIWETHER Twenty-second District, Illinois LTON ILLINOIS F any night after supper you hear " Sweet Ad-o-line, jVIy Ad-o-line " being howled in South Area you will know tliat " Meri " with his whiskey tenor is leading the F Co. Scrap Iron Quartet. It seems that the nick- name " Happy Climate " is more than ap|)ro- priate to this son of IHinois. " Meri " is a meek and unobtrusive little runt with a knack for keeping out of trouble. From the time he was a Plebe until now he has pos- sessed an uncanny way of getting away with things, so that he stands high on the " Coms Score Card. " In fact, with the advent of his Yearling year " Meri " sprouted wings and was duly baptized with shoe polish at Camp Dix. His corj). chevrons grew to sergeants and then matured to fir.st sergeants. But now he is re- pentant for he claims that the job of toj) kick is the devil ' s own invention. Corporal (i). Sergeant (2), First Sergeant ( ) S:cimming (• ), (3), (2), ( ) Monogram (i), (2) lmloorMe(t(4),(S),(2)Al) Monogram (4), (3) Sumeral (4), (i), (2), (1) Rifle Marksman Pistol Sharpsliooler B..l.,.l. n. (I) " Georye ' y [181] II. Mister! I think you ' re wonder- lull!! " This is a sample of the adoiinw notes that the above ■■ Blonde Beast " receives from the fair sex; the fact that these ■■ billets-doux " are sent on Valentine Day is counteracted by the maxim that much effect can be gained in sub-caliber firing. During his stay at the Academy, " P. D. " s " keynote has been variety. As a result, we found him on the hockey team as a plebe; later we saw liim bles.sed with chevrons both as a Yearling and a Second Classman; lastly, we find him as an exalted buck in the Millionaire Squad. Fuially, " P. D. " whcts his appetite for variety by piping — not Cavalry and the Bor- der, not Coast And, but instead a real farm back in Minnesota. So if the Army wants him, it will be as " Second Lieutenant, Corps of Agriculture. " Corporal (5), Sergeant ( ?) Hockev Squad {4), (3), (2) Polo Squad ( ) Beast Detail ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman B. .4., A. B. {2) -Mich " ' ER memorable to us and espe- cially to the Class of 19-26 will be that famous " one, two, three, four " .setting a cadence of about 150 j)er minute uttered in those raucous tones, invariably followed by that equally famous " a faster step in front, you plebes. " His work with the ])lebes convinced him that the infantry was the only branch, but we fear that " Hon " may have a little to say as regards the choice of his branch. The quarters on doughboy posts are so poor, you know ! Of course " Hon " doesn ' t mean an awful lot to him; she only made our young friend sit up all hours of the night to get that daily letter off and if he didn ' t — well he woidd be sure to write two the following day. " Ray " is just a nat- ural contradiction — a typical engineer by na- ture, but in the amorous art just as big a " goat " as the rest of them. Corporal (i). Sergeant (2), Captain ( ) Track Assistant Manager (3), (2) Manager (1)? ' A " ( ) Socrer Squad (3), (2), ( ) Cross Country, Assistant Manager (2), Manager ( ) Indoor Meet (3), (2) Pin and Ring Committee {4) Board of Governors ( ) Graduate Organization (!) Beast Detail ( ) The Brav {4} Star (2) " Juhnny " [182] RUSSEL J. .MIXTY Senatorial, loica MINNESOTA X any group of men there are al- ways some wlio readily lend them- selves for comparison with men of other days. Our class is no oxce])ti( n to this general rule, for he village hlacksmith hetter than Russel J.? Stolid, phlegmatic, reserved to a re- niarkahle degree, hard to get acc(uainted with at first, when the iron is warmed lie is a true friend indeed. As a tea-hound, jelly-bean or hopoid " Mint " is more or le.ss an unknown quantity hut as a man of hrawn he is all there. In fact he is so much so that he bulges out all over. It is known to be true that his knees are strangers, they have a quality which is opposite to that of interference. In |)lain American, " ' Mint " would make an excellent cavalryman due to this afore-mentioned defect. Perhaps, for the same reason, he avoids Cullum. Corporal (3), StrgeanI (2) First Sergeant ( ) Basket Ball (4) irrestling (3), (2), ( ) Track (3) Indoor Meet (3) Pistol Marksman CHARLES OSCAR MOODY Senatorial, .Irizona DOUGLAS ARIZONA the summer of 1!)I!) there were many of the then reigning pa- triarchs who often asked the (|uestion, " Mr. Moody, are you indifferent? " To this (|uery, " Chuck " ever cheerfully cried, " Xo, sir. " That was the then, however, and he had to say, " Xo " ; now he frankly admits it. There is no tac, no " P, " no (leneral even, who can ruffle " Chuck ' s " carefree and friendly dispo- sition. He puts them all inunediately at ease with his cordial and informal salute — straiglit out and down. He has never claimed to be military and therefore has never objected to his rather un- exalted position in the eyes of the T. D. All he asks is lots of room and much scope. Confines and restrictions cramp his style materially and he observes none of them. If yon don ' t believe it, ask him. Indoor Meet (3), ( ) Catholic Choir (4), (i). (2), U) Rifle Marksman A.B. a u H Mint " ' Chuck ' ' [183] 1 B 1 BIRNEY KELLOGG MORSE Sixth District, Wisconsin FOND DU LAC WasCONSlN IRXEY ' S career has been more iir less a constant function, with now and then a salient point where something touched his interest and revealed the hidden dejjtlis. Always ready for tales of things beyond the pale, his one remark upon inspection by the First Relief was " Shall we crack ' em to- night? " Well, no! And selecting a good sub- stantial pipe he would drift into the dim dis- tance where speed laws are unknown, gasoline flows under bridges, and F is no longer equal to MA. These reveries always ended too soon for tattoo was second taps for Birney and " A little sleep, a little folding of the hands " his first General Order. A recluse immune to feminine charms. Cul- lum Hall — Never! Abandon hope, all ye who enter here or go deficient on Group F Activities, and he chose the latter. Acting Sergeant ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman " Horse " LEW MYERS MORTON Twelfth District, Indiana FORT WAYNE INDIANA EW has a quaint and subtle sense of humor that lends a distinctive touch to all his sayings and do- ings. Who can equal him in his artistic gumming-up of the sabre manual. ' Who can pace the area with his in- imitable insouciance? And who can equal the nonchalance with which he dons white gloves and marches to the writ room? n ' y en a pas! Nothing brings out this individuality of manner and gesture better than his rendition of " Parlez-roits, " the A. E. F. classic that he introduced to the Corps. His service in France won him the enviable name of a soldier, ad- venturer, and seller of Q. M. wearing apparel. It was while overseas that, feeling no need of a Field Marshal ' s baton, he revised Napo- leon ' s famous saying to read, " Every private carries in his knapsack une bouteille de Trois Etoiles. " A. B. (2) " Lou " 184 1 . : -V. .A ii K y. t- WILLIAM JACKSON MORTON. .In. Senatorial , ] ' irgtiua ALEXAXDIilA VIRGINIA ISTEN, my friends, and I will spill A thing or two " bout " Terrihle Hill. " On that nieniorahlc day in Jnnt " , ' 1!), He ciiteretl West Point (whicli lie tliouulit ((nite keen). His voice was deep, l)iit his chin was clean. In the course of a year (or niayhe more) His whiskers increased to i)erha])s three or four; . nd although ho shaved till his face was sore The old (iillette could do no more! A lover of women — hut not of wine — ■ He shoots a wicked and heavy line. The femines fall hard for his laugh and grin. For his " (Jinia drawl and his dimjiled chin. Hence it won ' t he long ' til a wife he ' ll win. No matter what branch of the service he ' s in. So now all you fellows turn out and fill Your glasses high to our " Terrible Bill. " Corporal (i), S(rgc-anl (2) Icling Supply SergtanI (!) CHARJ.ES THOMLLA MYERS, .Jr. Fourth District, West Virginia HUNTINGTON VE.ST VIRGINIA IROYHJ.A .MYERS, generally known to his colleagues as " Chuck, " blo.ssomed into promi- nence by being policed from intra-nuiral football to the " Big Team. " .Vt end on said team the " Runt " .showed that sections do not make the man. Altho a strong contender for any honors which may come to those " down amongst ' em. " Charlie has continued to stick around. It came as a surprise to all to see the " Runt " lead M Co. in summer camp and thereafter, but as the leader of said rabble lie most surely has made a host of friends. His austere, . seraphic countenance has been an unseen ciuantityinCulluni. However, two letters a week to and from bear mute testimony to his ability at slinging the ink. May he be successful I He doesn ' t admit it, but we feel that liis reluctance in details portends otherwise. Corporal (i), Sergeant {2) ' " Captain ( ) Football {3), (2), {l), " --l " I- ' ), ) ) Rifle Marksman ' ' Bill " -Hunt " i [185] RALPH MUXDON NEAL Hairaii HONOLULU HAWAII FEEL certain that " Monsieur " Xeal, A. W. O. L., cosmopolite, bon-vivant, boulevardier and con- noisseur of wine, women, and song par excellence, needs no intro- duction to you. Paris! — with it ' s dazzling lights and soft shadows. Folies Bergere and Crystal Palace! — it ' s hot yielding lips wet with wine. A scene to soften any heart. Did our hero pass thru un- scathed? Not quite. Monte Carlo! The Casino, a mad night ' s gamble, a fortune won and lost. Despair! Did our hero commit suicide? Not quite. I could tell of his encounters with German frauleins, French gendarmes, and potent Dutch beer, and narrate many a hairbreadth escape, but I trust that the foregoing will suffice to introduce to you — " Monsieur " Neal — Hard Rider, Hard Drinker, and Hard Lover. Boxing Squad (4), (i) Indoor Meet (4) Pistol Squad (2), ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Expert (i), (2) OLIVER PERRY NEWMAN Fifth District, Tennessee WASHINGTOX DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UCKY is he who leaves here with a diploma securely tucked in his boot, but what is he who leaves here with an extra addition of a brand new front tooth? " Opie " had a little hard sailing in " 18 and the powers that be decided that a rest would lie advantageous. " Opie " shone in boxing until " Father Time " got the best of him, but he still cherishes various ])ugilistic poses. As a snake he has adorned Cullum very infrequently — but as a stag in the chow line his austere presence has been a constant stumbling block to many who are in a rush. He leaves here intending to liegin anew his a.ssociation with those who graduated in ' ' 20, but he is a philosopher as he believes it better to have graduated late than not at all — al- though at that he beat us by a year. Corporal (5) Boxing Squad (5), (4), (i), (2) Monogram (i), (?) Light He-avy-lf ' eighl Boxing Championship {5) Indoor Meet (5), {4), (i), (2) J. B. (?) " Lore Bird " ' ' Opie " 186] CECIL WARD MSr Senatorial, Oregon TIKERFI ' L — efficient — eoiifje- iiial — inclustrious — lucky — this Cecil of ours. Never has he been as iiulitferent and lazy as the rest of I Co. Xeverthele.ss he walks in ranks with the " Immortals. " The " frog nasal " and the " Spic wheezle " proved a hig stumhlina; hlock in his drive for a captaincy. Nevertheless he has reaped distinguished rewards: never has he trod a path in the " Corn ' s back yard " ; never has he tasteil the distinctive flavor of pomade until his first class year. He thought rifle slings would look keener if the buckles were polished, but (Jrove decided to the con- trary. .V an athlete wc must gi e liiin credit for ambition. Hats off to a man wlio can come home from drill, take a jaunt of 4 or . ' ) miles, and then sit down to a rep ast of spaghetti. He leaves us a.s he came — just Cecil. Corporal (i) Jcling Sfrgeant (I) Cross Country (2), ( ) Trark 2) Indoor Meet (3). (?) Ritlf Marksman JOHN RITHERFORI) NOYES President iai-at- Large NEW YORK S his portrait will indicate to the gentle reader, he is a i)er.son of serious, reserved character. This dignified attitude of his has be- gotten him the title of " Judge. " It has always been a wonder to his less for- tunate classmates (reference to the Com ' .s .score card) just how he has managed to meander to meals three times a day in front of his platoon without trii ping him.self u]). He has distinguished himself in many ways in addition to his ])rofoun(l knowledge of the interior of certain books given us at frequent specified f)eriods for our edification and general pleasure. Witness his ability in the art of per- .sonal camouflage previous to night encounters when he di.sguises his stern features to resemble a moving tree or bush, and his very recent in- troduction of the princiijle of the side-w iiceler as a means of rapid locomotion. Corporal (3), Sergeant (?) Lieutenant ( ) Cross Country (2), ( ) Captain ( ) Track (2) Rifle Marksman A. li (4) ' Cece " " Jitdtje " [187] ROBERT CHAFFEE OLIVER Presidential-at-Large WASHIXGTOX DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HO the knees of his first long trousers were not yet bagged when this babe renounced the world and took the vows of our monastic brotherhood, he ])rought his Gillette, and full manfully did he wield it! Great is the power of suggestion, for now he almost always has to shave before S. I. Next to his " beard, " his most treasured possession is the ancient guitar, from whose unwilling strings he coaxes most miraculous harmony. A positive genius for being hived resulted in his early divorce from those Lilies of the Field, the Com ' s elect, and this same genius, coupled with an inordinate propensitj- for garnering demoes and an innate antipathy of boning, has kept his sleeves unsullied. So he goes blithely on, his very irresponsibility an asset, as he trains for track by mad dashes across the area to the tune of assemblj-. Strgeanl (,2). Acting Sfrgeanl (1) Track Sjuad (i), (i), ( ) Monogram (S) Indoor Men (• ), (i), (. ' ), ( ) Numerals li), (2) Outdoor Meet (• ) Basketball Squad {4) Hockey Stjuad {3) Fencing Squad (3) Ring Committee (4), (3), {2), (I t Nea Year Show {4) Choir (4) A3), (2). (11 Cadet Band {4), (il, (2) Hundredth Night (4), {3), i.2), ill Kavdet Orchestra (J), (. ' ) Bugle Corps (■ ). (J), (2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter A. B. (4), (i) B. A. (2) VINCENT PAUL O ' REILLY Twenfy-fiffh District, Xeic York PLEASANTVILLE NEW YORK ISTORILEE Sir. " So spake Pat, attempting to impress the Powers- that-Be with his S. A. T. C. mili- tarism. But not many days were wasted ere this bla.se plebe had lost his I ' lcasant Villian disposition. As soon as " Vin " learned the ways of West Point, that is, the easiest ways, he became enamoured with Morpheus whom he sought with determination. As a plebe he pursued him in the hurricane deck of his double bed, and as an upperclassman he ventured the perils of the roof of barracks to catch a few minutes of slumber. " Pat ' s " sole ambition has been to make all men his friends. In this he certainly has suc- ceeded. His wide popularity was well e -idenced by the shower of pomade, etc., which was lavished upon him on the occasion of his being christened " Sergeant Pat. " Sergeant (2) Baseball Squad {4) Soccer {3), (2) Catholic Choir {4), (i) Bugle Corps (4), (3) Band (3), (2) Hundredth Night Show (3), i.2), ( ) ' Bob ' •Par [188] ■ J.S - ' si .i ■ " n M M T. MORRISON CLARENCE OSBORNE Senatorial, Idaho WALLACE IDAHO Z " is certainly one of the best ad- verti.sed if not the best known of M Co. ' s celebrities. What kaydet has not learned to recognize that clarion whoo] that rends the air wliciicxcr " Theo ' s " ever ready and excitable sense of humor gets the better of him? And whenever there is something doing in the Corps, a drag or banquet, game or gripe fest, there " Oz " is to be found, if not in the ring himself, at least an enthusiastic. and ojitimistic rooter. From the time " Oz " entered, way back in the ])reliistoric year of 1917 until graduation, nothing and nobody but the ladies have ever been too much for him. He can hive alternating currents and spec least squares, but simply can ' t keep his heart line free from entangle- ments. He has become philosojjhical of late, however, and considers himself lucky to get out with only the loss of a miniature or two. Corporal (i) Jcling Sergeant (I) KE IN O ' SJIEA Tiirlflh District, MaxKacIiii -i ' tts NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK KSCENDED from a long line of cAKLic anccsters who, in former limes swung the shillalah with deadly effect, strewed the peat bogs of the Emerald Isle with their enemies, we have Kevin, the ])ride of the O ' Sheas. He has traded the ancient wea|)t)n of his ancestors for the modern, but no less deadly, lacrosse or hockey stick, and uttering his strange war cry of " Crocko " he smites right roundly friend and foe alike. And to his story telling al)ility — who has not listened with awe and wonder to the tale of his famous crew race? To him we are indebted for such gems of adventure as the tales of Duke Durgin and Kanaka-Makuu. Even exile can be endurable with congenial comrades — such was " Tooch ' s " in his cosy, one-room bungalow at Dix. Corporal (.?), Sergeant (2) Acting Sergeant (!) Ilockev, Numerals (4) Monoiram (i), (2), ( ) Captain (1) Lacrosse (J), (2), ( ) A. B. (4) ■ " Toocli ' [189] •ir ' ii ' te GLENN HUNTER PALMER United States Army SYCAMORE ILLINOIS OTH the little Prairie Rose blush unseen ? " — not much, Mary Anne ! He blushes, but you can see it a mile away. The P ' s think he ' s hivey (he is, devilishly so) and as for the faithless fair — picture this: Setting: Sunday morning, with North Area bright and sunshiny. Assembly causes a mad scramble for ranks, and one of two bobbed- haired and befringed nothings calls in implor- ing tones to the swain of the other, " Get me a good one, Georgie — get me a cute one I — get P-EE-NK-EE ! ! " Men who inhabit six first sections aren ' t suppo.sed to be that way, but by the Sacred Bones of Zoroaster, he hooks ' em! He gets ' em everywhere, from convents to canal boats. No mere Balcon y Lizard — he is a most ac- complished Gee ' s Pointer! Corporal (i). Sergeant {2} Lieutenant ( ) Star (4), (2) Choir (4) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman " Pinkey " U R EY KEENE PALMER, Jr. Forty-third District, Neic York JAMESTOWN NEW YORK AN you wonder that the girls will not gi ' e our handsome Harvey any rest. No, you can hardly blame them, for he is just as in- teresting as he looks. Indeed he is kept su busy that he is forced to go into con- finement to get any time to himself. We know little of Harvey as a plebe except that he must have done well for he came forth wearing a corp ' s chevrons. In this capacity he came to " F " Co. at Camp Dix. You can not keep a good man down, however, so on our first class hike H. K. had command of the Howitzer platoon. When he heard that his trench mortar .section was held up by a swamp was he dismayed. ' Not he. From his post at the Battalon P. C. he bravely ordered them on through. Again on the artillery hike as Battery Commander he covered himself with glorv, mud, and the smell of horse. Corporal (3) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Rifle Markstnan B. A., A. B. {3} ' H. K. " [190] DOUGLASS GORDON I ' AMPLIX Eighth Di irict, Alahama FLOKENCE IXCE liis advent at West Point the English hmgnage lias ever been a mystery to " Doug, " both as to its pronunciation and com- ])relieiisibility. " Mr. Panii)lin, sir! I did nut understand you, sir! " are ])hrases that we will always associate with " Hippo. " According to its owner, Paniplin is a Spanish name with an English ending; but the narrow margins by which he has escaped defeat at the hands of P. Holt tend to disprove the English part, at least, of this alleged concoction. With a form that rivals that of Apollo (in his corinilent days), a mass of dark curly hair, and his indispensable horn-rimmed specs, " Hipjx) " ought to have had his West Point days marked by the con(|uest of innumerable hearts. But the law of averages doesn ' t work here, for Cuiiid ' s arrow has glanced off his thick hide like raindrops off a tank ' s armor. Cullum l all (• ) Rifle Marksman A. B. (V) IS red hair glows like a forest fire on Heacon and his baby blue eyes have made more than one act kindly toward him. Nevertheless, has been the reci])ient of myriad hosts from the undisciplined rabble. He rides a hor.se like an East Indian snake charmer and a stone hurdle for him is duck .soup. He ' s .somersaulted from a sitting |)(isition .so much that watching an aviator do the trolley car tail spin hardly makes his brow knit. Houdini has nothing on " Line " wJien it comes to magic. He can change green slum into plank steak at will, while his reputation at black sorcery in specing lates at breakfast is l)ositively uncanny. Someone in the neighl)or- hood of the first division even went .so far as to suggest that I ' ly.s.ses John Jr. nnist have ac(|uired his top kick ' s chevrons by an appli- cation of his magic to the Com ' s score card. Sergeant (2), First Sergeant ( ) Fencing (J), (?), ( ) Indoor Meet (3) Hundredth Mght (4) Camp Illumination (3) Choir (4), (3), (2), (I) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman " Uippo " ' Red " [191] l aw ,.vk .■-a ' it.- ' .. ' i-: " t JOHN jVL RK PESEK Honor School ST. PAUL MINNESOTA X Guard! Touch here! D ' Artag- nan of the animated brows and steely wrist reports: " Twenty -one men, sir! " Like his ancestor, his one desire has been to right the wrongs of the fair sex with pistol and sword. Unfortunately this rockbound highland home has not offered all of his heart ' s desire, so he decided to put to test the old adage of the pen being mightier than the sword. Although a true representative of the people, John has nevertlieless not been immune from the popular referendum and recall in the form of the Habeas Pomadus Act. In fact, as a yearling he featured almost fortnightly as a Knight of the Black Bath. He has refused to bone, but has frequently given Spani.sh lectures during his spare time, when he was not ab- sorbed in improvements for his perpetual goat- riveting machine or fighting imaginary duels. Corporal (J), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Fencing (4), (i), (2), (1) Monogram Tennis (i), (2), (J) Catholic Choir (,4), (3), {2), U) Rifle Marksman Pistol Expert B. A. {2) ' Don Jitan ' ERNEST HERiVlAN PFEIFFER Sixteenth District, Illinois WASHINGTON ILLINOIS WAY back in the Dark Ages that the authorities claim was the year 1919, when the expectant mem- bers of the Clan of ' ' 23 assembled, one " Dutch " joined and added fame to a class that was then losing Paradise. Convention decrees that we record his great- ness as a Basketeer. In this case, however, the best point to rememlier is that it takes quite a man to play a game unselfishly and loyally, and no man can deny that " Dutch " gave his all for the Army. No brilliant playing is in his style but rather that steady work that inspires confidence in his team-mates. Herman has always displayed a marked ten- dency toward the fairer sex, and the reaction on their part has always been quite overwhelm- ing. Thus far, however, only one maid has suc- ceeded in disturbing his gyroscopically-con- troUed equUibrium. :■€ 1 h Xa Corporal (5), Sergeant (2), First Sergeant {!) Basketball (4), (i), {2), ( ) " .: " (i), (2), Captain (2) Hop Manager (i), (2), (i) Rifle Marksman ' •Dutch " [192] FREDERICK EDWARD PHILLIPS Fifth Diiftrirt, Xew York KINGSTON NEW YORK 1 ' NI( )R ! ! ! Our own fortress against le wiles and desires of the Ail- Anieriean P lapper. Not that he isn ' t a modern young man and prone to follow the latest man- dates in contortion daneing, but as a " dark corner athlete, " Junior puts forth the laconic reply of " No! " jnills the draw-hridge and mans the walls. Attacked on all sides and finally cornered on Cullum Hall stairs, he actually reverted to a " Stop!!! or I ' ll scream! " The truth is always emVjarrassing but Junior has never been kissed, and the association of " Keen Files " has just aliout thrown uji the sponge. One might l)e led to believe that Junior lacks the essence of all thing.s — sophistication. No. A hop without Fred in the stag lines would Ije as enthusiastically received as was the flat tire the night on Christmas Leave he rode twenty miles in a blizzard to his first finale hopper. Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (i), (. ' ), ( ) i .1 WILBUR RAV PIERCE Second DistricU Montana LIVINGSTON MONT. N. HO is the liandsomest man in the Cori)s of Cadets, Mr. Ducrot? " " Mr. Pierce, W. R., Sir. " Such was the beginning of our sub- ject ' s fame. However, theory tells the tale. If he himself were to write this bi()gr;i])hy he would more than likely use an abundance of formulas, but we must ex])ress ourselves in simpler forms. There isn ' t anything that can be said about Ray more characteristic of him than that he has discovered the secret of friendshi]). Ray never got into numy .scraps as a Plebe; his smiling personality saw to that. We miglit even .say that he " vamped " his way from number three rear rank to corporal of the fifth s(|uad. As a second cla.ssman we recognized his ability as a sergeant, but in the future we shall re- member him most particularly as a leader of a platoon of " Runts. " Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (I) llreslling (i). (?), ( ) Indoor Meet (3), (2), ( ) Honor Committee Bugle Corps (.?), (2) Rifle Marksman .1. B., B. A. ( ) ' Freddie " •■liilhS [ 193 ] JOHN HEXSEL PITZER Seiuitorial. U ' e.si Virtjinia MARTINSBIRG WEST VIRGINIA ES. he is human, altho the boys refer to him as " Almost Human. " It ' s notliing out of the ordinary for Jinuny to throw a locker out of the window, or to heave a bed out of the door wlien the gods are against him. However, Jimmy has a heart as large as his chest, which, by the way, is the largest in the corps. He would do anything for a friend. He has been exceedingly acti -e in corps life, and has attained his life ambition — to be a real fight promoter. He e -en gave up all chances of being a " pug " himself to be able to manage the boxing team, and its great success is partly due to him. Somebody once said that " No one loves a fat man. " This man is positive proof that that somebody was all wrong, for Jimmy has always been a jjowerful snake and now — listen closely folks! There ' s an " onlv one! " Corporal (i) Football (4), (3), (2), ( ) " • ' (3), ( ) Boxing (4), (3), (2), (!) Assistant Manager {2} Manager ( ) Monogram Lacrosse (4), (3) Indoor Meet {4), (2), ( ) Hundredth Night Show ( ) Rifle Marksman A. B. U) 1 I 1 PAUL KENNETH PORCH Serettth District, Illinois PASSAIC NEW JERSEY F a book could be written about a man which told of all the things he didn ' t say and of all the other people ' s business he didn ' t pry into, quite a sizable volume could be written about old Paul Porch. " P. K. " is getting mildly bald now, l)ut his life has been long and pleasant, though haidly free from worries. He has the appearance of a serious-minded individual, yet those who are best acquainted with the old fellow know him to be full of that geniality and love of fun which too rarely are left in a man when old age approaches. Do not garner the impression, however, that Kenneth is becoming at all senile — plan- ning as he does that he will spend his de- clining years in the infantry, augurs a hale and hearty old age in spite of all indications to the contrary. Corporal (3) Choir (4), (3) Rifle Marksman • Mor " P. A. " 194 1 ! m -,(. 1 ol ELWYN DONALD POST Fifth District. lava CEDAH HAI ' IDS IOWA VER the liills and far away, from the sunny plains of loway, full of the dreams of fanciful youth, in (|uest of knowledge and fame forsooth. Eddie will always he known as one of the best ; on the football field, the diamond, in Cullum or the old ])roverbial what-not. Hi.s Cnllum reputation ha.s been far from local and he has snaked more silk in a year than the ordinary man in a lifetime. He was a member of the Com ' s autocracy from the beginning of Yearling year but he has never exaggerated the value of chevrons. He knew how to make a plebe a plebe and could make any formation go off smoothly witlioiit superficial efficiency. And at night problems he was at his best with a Tom Jenkins special on old Brother Morj)heus. lint li i could anyone else sleejj! Corporal (i), SfrgfanI (2). Captain (I) Foolball (4), (.?) Baubalt{4)A3),(2)An " A " (2), (1) Hop Manager (I) Honor Committee Beast Detail (I) Choir {4), (i), (2). ( ) Hundredth Xiglu Shoa ( ) Silrer Bav Conference Pijtol Marksman EDGAR HOFFMANN PRICE United States Aniii OAKLAXD CALIFORNIA H( )M Vodka west to Saki, with a keen delight in champagne of certain vintages, the Trooper knows and resjjects the various national divinities. But once the Trooper drank sour wine in an estaminet with several True Believers for tlie sake of the company off ' ered. A few points, high-Hghts of a remarkable character! He craves the .satisfaction of epi- curean tastes thru the a -enues of finely de- veloped senses. His ambition is the apprecia- tion of the desirable and the wits to obtain that which he desires — be it a jewelled scimi- tar, a Chinese robe, or a night-black Nubian slave. And so he goes, to Afghanistan or Thibet, to the South Seas or. the North Pole, ever search- ing the things and men to satisfy his epicurean, innnortal soul. .Icting Sergeant (I) Fencing Squad (3), (2), (J) Monogram (2), ( ) Indoor Meet (4), (2), (!) Pistol Team (i), {2), ( ) Pistol Expert (i), {2). ( ) ' Trooper " [195] ,. a - ::i i-- ' - ; i y,T iiZ-:: 1 A ALLEN DWIGHT RAYMOND, Jr. Presidential-at ' Larqe PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND LLEN wandered by chance or clioice into AVest Point. Hi.s no- madic .spirit was not curbed by rule or regulation. This first trait was evidenced early in his career when he andered from confinement, ulti- mately on to the area. But a neat slug only added to his lust for new sights. We are con- vinced that his natural roaming trend of spirit will ever live on. Equally incorrigible is Allen ' s invariable grin, ever present, even at moments of strained re- lations with the Academic Board. No expres- sion could more aptly apply to Allen than " he comes up smiling. " Not to mention his weak- ness for bridge would be to overlook one of his most persistent hobbies. An engineer liy dispo- sition but a goat by inclination he centered hi.s ambitions around the social rather than the mechanical aspects of bridge. Corporal (i) Soccer Squad [3), {2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman B. A., A. B. (i) MILES REBER Presideniial-at-Larye NEW YORK NEW YORK 1 i4 ' siU ' - H E ' S a minute man and belongs to that group of gentlemen whom Barnum said were born every sixty seconds. Anyone de.sirous of pie or more ice cream could easily coax Miles into a bet on the number of legs that a dodo bird had or the probability of the sun failing to rise the next morning. Miles is the champion nurse-baby of the Corps, winning the brown derby and crocheted bicycle and sundry other prizes for his activities in tutoring and administering to his two delicate and overworked football roomies, . lthough many of us have worn stripes, pri.son and other- wise, Miles was the only one since Hector was a pup who has ever worn stars. Reber ' .s gradu- ation will bring him a double amount of joy as it will not only free him from the iron heel of discipline but will allow him to be separated from the restraining hands of Storck. Corporal (i), Sergeant {2), Lieutenant ( ) Cullum Hall {4) Indoor Meet (■ ), {2) Star (,4) Honor Committee Rifle Marksman " lull ' ' Miles " [ 196 ALEXANDER DAMDSON REID Senutorial, South Dakota SIOl X 1 ALLS SOUTH DAKOTA F we were to turn ti) the land of fiction in searili of a doiihle, " Shimmy " woukl surely find his in none other than Iluek Finn. Freckles? — Lots of ' em, an ' a niik ' thai never wears ofT. Tricks too; for who forgets the time when " Misto Shim " donned the overalls and cap of 15111 liemiett, just to tak e a bicycle ride about the post to get the thrill of passing one of the P ' s sans salute. Thus will the memories of " Shim " linger in our minds, not as the fourth classman with aspirations to electrical engineering convinced that We.st Point was not technical enough (he was a plumber ' s assistant ere he entered), but as the kaydet who, no matter how gloomy the surroundings, would burst in the division singing: " Danny, dear old Danny, You ' ve been more than a mother to me. " Ri le Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter A. B. (?) CLYDE KENNETH UK II ( ' oiiitecticiit-dt-Larye SOUTH PAS. UENA CALIKOHNIA I L| E CVDET, " the infant wonder of ( ' oiuiccticut, came here when he was slightly more than .seventeen. He was, however, wise for his days and almost innnediately be- came famed as a ruvoideur of the most vivid type. He spent his ])lebe year pronouncing Har Harbor and heaving his neck back because of the way he did it. . s he matured slowly but surely and became a Yearling, his extreme and ea.sy knowledge of French came to be known. It is said that while on Furlough, he talked to a young lady from Paris in her native tongue, and on hearing him she sighed and said, " Oh, Le cadet. I wecsh I could spik him hik zat. " His keen, if cliildish, brain finds its recreation in golf and tennis alike. Although he likes tlie former better, he has for three years been a member of the tennis squad. Sergeant (2) Hockey (5), (2), (1) Tennis (3), {2), ( ) Indoor Meet (i) Rifie Sharpshooter B. A., A. B. {2) •Shi 197 EUCiEXE WARE RIDINGS Eighth District, Oklahoma tD OKLAHOMA X that stifling day back in June, 19, riuTe came thru the sallyport one Cit. named Gene. With hat over eyes, with chin well in, W hat does (iene do but start to grin. The Heast Detail with fiendish glee Unload upon him their sympathy. The tall term came ami studies at last. We thought Beast Barracks was a thing of the past. A summer ' s cavorting at (amp Dix next, Then Furlough came — the femmes were sore vext. For Gene the old story of Wine, Women and Song Has been a great problem — unsolved all along. Of Wine we are certain, of Women less so, But of Song his sole answer — invariably — No ! On Broadway he likes it, femmes also — but then. Ten days was enough — he swore off them again. Three years have elapsed and again we see Friend Gene, a flunky now for the great T. D. Three stripes on his shouUler — three more on his cuff — His work with the plebes proved he was no bluff. As a Kaydet commanding an unwieldy platoon His name and his fame were made before June. Now the branch and post where we ' ll find he ' s resided The Lord only knows — and He ' s undecided. Corporal (J), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Track Squad (J), (2) Outdoor Meet {4) Honor Committee Keeper oj the Mule (2), ( I " Beast " Detail (I) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman PASCHAL HOOVER RIXGSDORF Senatorial, Pentisi lvania KINGSTON PEXXSYLVAXIA . LL him " Dorf, " call hini " Snaf- fle, " call him ■what yoii like as long as you get away with it and everyone will know of whom you .speak. No one has ever accused " Dorf " of being hand.some, but what he lacks in looks he more than makes up in build Ajiollo in replica ! Hopping is his rarest accom- plishment, and consequently his fame and line are spread from Vassar to Smith, both inclusive. Not only has he helped to make Hundredth Night show .second only to " Ziegfeld ' s Follies, " but " Dorf " is always to be found at the very heart of all the Corps ' entertainments. He has done more than his share to make West Point a better place in which to suffer, and in the future when we think of the luore pleasant side of our " Kaydet Days, " we ' ll.see " Snaffle, " drum sticks in hand, responding to the multitude ' s cries of " Rebecka " ! I ! ! " Ma " I ! ! ! ; etc., etc. Corporal (J) Indoor Meet Numerals {4),{3) Choir (4), (3). (2), ( ) Orchestra (2), (I) Bunle Corps (i) " Band (2) Cheer Leader (2), ( ) Blairstown Conference ( ) Hundredth Night Shote (4), (i), (2), ( ) , Preudent, Dialectic Society ( ) Pistol Sharpshooter ' Gene " ' Dorf [198] VAl{Ri;. ALFRKl) KOIHXSON Third District, Colnrada PASA 1) p:n " a c ali forxi a X the next war don ' t look for Hohhy with his infantry platoon. Instead, seek the morale officer of the outfit, or, to quote his military superiors, a " very neat man " ; and when you find a " rather stout comi- cal cadet " with good natin-e and mirth ])ro- trudinj; from every freckle, you will know that you have found your man. Now don ' t be too gay yourself, for l?attling Hohhy packs a mean walloj); hut if he doesn ' t recognize you through his Harold Lloyds, mention the Camp Dix hike and the comfy |ualities of rolling guns. And i icturc Hohhy snatching his seventeenth green apple from a retreating tree, a smirky grin of triumph on his face and an air of general indifference ahout his jovial frame to the cares or worries of a mundane world. Surely his face will heam. and in an instant his magnetic i)er- sonalitv will make o a life-long friend. Corporal (3) RiHe Sharpshooter |[y 1 IIAHHY M( KEXZIK ROPER Si.fth District. South (arnlinu WASHINGTON DISTKKT OF COLIMBIA OF may desire fiction, hut this is a statement of facts. ]Many a kaydet can write a memoir of " From Huck Pvt. to Hoodie Corp., and Return, " hut tiicrc is only a hakcr ' s dozen of us per year who know the anecdote entitled " From Plehe to Capt. in three years. " That ' s Harry! Mr. Cupid challenges us all; some more strongly than others. Harry nuist confess that he has had his trials. Just think what decisions the mail will bring I Oh well, its a long story, but every detail is as a milestone. His efforts ha e also been exerted on the diamond. If you have ever .seen him working, you will know why he was a contender for mound honors during the sea.son of ' ' ii and ' i ' i. " Can ' t you .see he ' s s-c-a-r-e-d, ]Mr. Roper? " is the saying which well defines his attitude on the Bea.st Detail. Corporal (i), Sergeant (2), Captain ( ) Baseball (• ), (i), (2). ( ) Monogram {2) Assistant Manager Tennis (3) Chairman Dialectic Committee (J), (2) Choir (4), (i), (2). ( ) Silver Bay Conference (5), ( ) Beast Detail ( ) ' Jttdii ' llnrrif 199 r r LYLE ROSEN HERG SLrth District, California HAYWARD CALIFORNIA LD one-track Rosie is a genius in liis own line, for nothing- in Math, or Phil, ever baffled him. lie mas- tered all the riddles produced by the various departments during his four years, going straight through them like a U. P. limited. His engine was his me- chanical mind, and many a goat he safely hauled over P. Carter ' s rough road-bed to view the dim green signal lights of graduation. But his high pinnacle of intellect was never unassailable to " the ladies who come up in June, " for blue and pink articles of mail, gar- ni.shed with feminine hieroglyphs, were ever left on his table by the mail dragger. His ideas of feinmes and how to treat them certainly pa.ssed with them all right, and his rule at hops was straight programmes. He seems to have captivated nearly as much and as often as he hinLself was captivated. Corpotal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (1) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Hundredth Night {4) ' Rosie " DUDLEY CARL ROTH Twenty-fifth District, Pennsylvania PENNSYLVANIA ATE has played many a mean trick on mankind but she has done one thing that will forever leave her stamp upon the Corps. Perhaps her worst trick was when she created a vacancy in the Corps which took from Eric her foremost citizen and man of affairs. This was no other than one hombre known in the records as Dudley C. Roth, to the Corps as " Dud, " and to his " Wives " as the source and headwaters of all troubles. The Academy showed her better nature to " Dud, " for she endowed him with those things necessary to the life of every real man. Chief among those endowments was his voice, a treasure that won for him a place on the Choir and many a curse from his " Wives. " And athletic ability? Oh yes. No E Company " Marble Tournament " or " Top Spinning Con- test " is complete without him. Corporal (J), Sergeant ( ), Acting Sergeant ( ) New Year Show (• ) Choir (4), (i), (2), ( ) Bugle Corps (i), (2) Rifle Marksman " Dud " 200 ■. ' ■l%-- ' .Hi HARRY TATEM ROWLAND Fourth District, Xortli Carolitia MinnLKHUKG XOKTH CAROLINA E hails from North CaroHna, is handsome and tail; wears a jjer- manent grin and they call liini ■ ' Hogan. " But don ' t lie misled, { entle reader. He may he Irish hut that innocent smile is deceiving. No, girls, this handsome lad is not a shrinking little violet, hut rather one of the most exi)erieuced and insidious snakes that ever graced the floor (or balcony) of Cullum. That .southern drawl .seems to get them. Hogan began his career in " A " Co., under the tutelage of a rough indi- vidual from Oklahoma. Our hero .scorned the effeminate ways of the " A " Co. tea-hounds, however, and now he graces one of " M " Co. ' s choicest boudoirs, where he can chew Piper Heidsick to his heart ' s content and wear gar- lerlcss woolen .socks without shame. He insists on shining his spurs even tho Jovial .loc did ■ ' l)ust him on the field of battle. " Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Jcling Sergeant ( ) Baseball Squad (4), (i), (2), (1), " A " {4), (i) Pistol Marksman ' Ilogan " 1 G (iEOR(iE (.ARELl) RISK Tenth District, Indiana CLARKSHILL INDIANA . RRV, " our dear adopted angel from the tribe of Von Duffner. M Co. became too Bolshevik for one of his celestial nature and .so he sought the (luiet confines of monastic life, A Co. That he is one of the.se beatific spirits no one will deny, for was he not one of the twelve chosen apostles of Camp Clinton, who, by the innocent and unsophisti- cated look in his eye, and the tender pleading in his voice, turned the hard heart of the T. D. and gave the first da.ss bucks a chance to .see what good sentinels the fourth class made? That he believes in the old adage, " Cleanli- ness is next to (iodliness, " is e ideiiced by the fact that he has ado|)ted a (iold Dust Twin in our compatriot, (Jalloway. Due to the fact that he was among the lowly immortals the first two years, he has ne er breathed tiie rare atmosphere of the engineers. Corporal (i) Jcling Sergeant ( ) Basketball Squad (4) Cultum Hall (4) Indoor Meet (- ), (2) Outdoor Meet (4) Pistol Marksman B. . . (i) ' Gum ' 201 1 RICHARD EDMOXDSON RUSSELL Third District, Indiana JEFFERSONVILLE INDIANA ()W in our Div. there is man AMio ' s not so much in a crowd Hut when you get him alone You ' d be surprised. When you smile Dick smiles too And when you laugh he laughs out loud; But that ' s not all. True — he scorns the women like many others To get the time to P. S. their mothers. ' Course Dick is brave and bold and true In his veins the blood runs blue That ' s the way other biographers do. Athletics is his favorite sport Oft across the blood-filled court He runs — he runs — he runs A bridge game in his house. Still, in all, he told mc that He liked something about each girl His arm — I thank you ! Corporal (3) Chairman Ring and Seal Committee {4), (i), {2), ( ) Bugle Corps (i) Keeper of the Mule {2}, ( ) Rifle Marksman JOHN GEORGE SALSMAN Senatorial. Wisconsin MADISON WISCONSIN ALE and hearty from the Cafes and Vineyards of France came our robust John Geo., fully con- vinced, after the World Strife, that his Country was in dire neeil of leaders for all future controversies. Having a great affinity for the old British Science, it flows with little or no coefficient of viscosity. Why " you can live for hours " when he once gets under way and with none other than " Mr. Cadet John Salsman " at the send- ing end, one may rest assured that the eve- ning ' s entertainment can be nothing but a great success, even though you may have to " Wait for Hours. " Now that " Geo. Ill " is to leave our midst and assume his worldly responsibil- ities, we ' ll turn over the reins of these grand old United States into his hands and know that he will apply the projier aids in the proper way, as is always done in the Mounted Service. Corporal (i) Furlough Banquet Oraioi Chairman Banquet Committee ( ) Choir (4), (.?), (2), ( ) Buele Corps (i) Band {2) Indoor Meet (!) Pistol Marksman ' ' Dick " John [202 :- -r M LB-: Hill 111 av ISIDORE SASS TnrlJ ' tli J)i) trict,J ' eir Vorlc NEW YOKK NEW YORK E was sure famous as a ])l( ' l)oIlII He is the inau wlio sent liis identification picture home so that liis family could see what old Hell-on-Hudsoii had done to (if improvement. And then he ex- plaiiicil lo the tac and several others just why he uiit so fresh with government property. This also is the precocious chap who had the l)lackl)ook specked even before he entered. How he did it was only divulged in later years when he once forgot himself and took his room- mates into his confidence. There we have one of Sa.ss ' s faults. He has been a bit too reticent; hesitating to open himself to others, thus preventing them from judging his real worth. Whether we are looke l down upon from some imattained height or not, we do not know. Suffice it to say that soiiic- one has been the loser. Pijio! Sharpshooter " I SSI) ' m ' E. ' m w " W JI SAVKRIO HARDY SA IM Fourteeitth District, yew York NEW YOKK iNEW YORK HO are you man? " " Mister- Saverio-Hardy-Savini-sirl " It was once a common thing for this little dialogue to greet the ear in the icinity of the E Co. Street, for " Sav " had a hard and trying Plcbe Year. But it pa.s.sed, as all evils finally do, and he emerged a hard-boiled yearling corp. That was the year he was awarded the cardboard cross for bravery in action. Yes indeed, he dragged six times in a row; to gain the ])oints on the Corn ' s sheet, it is claimed. But we who know him well can testify that he has a way with people, regardless of .sex, what with his ever- ])re.sent laugh and his unfailing good humor. And furthermore we cite as an instance the size of his European -orrespondenee since his visit there on furlough. When we have our general breaking-up he says he is going to take the Coast and settle down. Corporal (3) New Year Show (4) " 6 ' ai " 203 " :i:mi H 1 WILLIAM HAROLD SCIIAFFER F ' l th Dintrict, California STOCKTON ■ CALIFORNIA IS yearling year brought better things. " Schaf " says our hike back from Dix was a lovely jour- ney, (ientlemen, there ' s a reason. She also thinks so! Ont " night " Schaf ' got lonely and decided to take a walk to Highland Falls for some ex- citement. Well, he walked and then much more afterward. One hundred and thirty-two hours to be exact, and these in the Com ' s back yard. In athletics " Schaf " was a little too fast for the intra-murals, especially in soccer where he was soon policed to the varsity. During his first two and a half years he had his feet under him too much, so he started boning polo. It suits him fine, in that it requires some daring and skill. You can ' t show " Schaf " a thing he won ' t try once — even to going to the O. C. with one cuff and that in his left sleeve, by mistake. Baseball Squad (4) Soccer Squad (i), (?) Cross Country Squad {. ' ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman A. B. {2) HARRY LAXG SCHEETZ Fifth District, Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA ROM the wilds of Pennsylvania came the raw material. Now, after four years at West Point, gaze at the finished product! Notice ])articularly that crest of Hmxcii hair. What a trophy to adorn the tepee of an Indian chieftain! Twice it narrowly escaped the tomahawk of Big Chief Modern Languages — but now the gauntlet is cleared. One tale deserves special mention. It was in the third battle of the Torne. Just because he was in the artillery Harry believed in the Divine Right of Artillerymen when it came to the right of way. He drove his galloping camels right over an insignificant one-pounder that haj)])ened to be in the road, — and after that the aforementioned one-pounder traveled " by hand. " The next month his requisition read: " One one-pounder — 37 mm. — None — Never. " Corpora! (3) Choir (4), (3), (2), ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter ' Schaf " P. D. " [204] - ■ . SxUi ly ' li ■ I A DAMI) .MVROX SCHLATTER •; ( ; District, Ohio FOSTOHIA OHIO III — ( ' dernier mot in collegiatisin. iFreshnian class.) But to gaze on those cheeks of flaming rose is the despair of every flapper, femnie, or woman of fashion. Wlicn " Shits " entered the portals of his foster-motlier he tiiought Riverside Drive was a war loan. Rex Reach a bathing resort and Sandy Hook a Scotchman. By yearling Christ- mas his idea of knowing all the plac(s of last re.sort in New York City was to give the bell- boy an extra five to locate him a pint. But his greatest ofl ' ense was the day he drank colored water and convinced himself that he had too many sheets in the gale of intoxication. Today we find him the blase man-of-the- world, nonchalantly iewing tlie kaleidoscope of modern society with smug comi)lacency, knowing that he has tried it all. Rut collegiate? Ah, vesi — to the verv last Corporal (i). Sergeant (?), Acting Sergeant ( ) Polo ( ) Indoor .Veet (3), ( ), ( ) Hundredth Night Show (4), (S), (2), ( ) Bugle Corps (J) Band (3) Orchestra (■ ), (J), (2), ( ) Ri ie Marksman Pistol Marksman Wn.LIAM LAWRENCE SCOTT, .In. Twentjj-fifth Diatrici, Peniisylrania IE PENNSYLV. NI. I LI " is another of tho.se hombres with a s|)()rting instinct. He goes in for racing. .V year ago he was demeaning himself in a most fitting manner, leading all entries by a comfortable margin. But now to our sur- pri.se, he is way in the rear on the outside track, and enveloped by veritable clouds of dust. We thought that " Scotty " was invincible, for when he receives at a hop, with his best social smile, he fairly expands and effervesces with approved .solutions to all the social intricacies. Surely, with his elongated form, he should ha e run well, yet upon consideration it is evident that his legs must have ceased to function. Due either to the ob.scurity of instruction or the den.sity of reception, " Scotty " elected to remain with us for five years, yet we know that in all races of the future, .social, religions or academic, " Bill " will be up with the eminent. Corporal (.?), Sergeant (?), Acting Sergeant (I) Swimming Squad Monogram (i), (2), ( ) Indoor Meet (3), (2), ( ) Ring Committee Hop Manager (i), (2), ( ) Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher {2), { ) Beast Detail ( ) Ri ie Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter -Hiir [205] T F PHILIP SHIRLEY SEARS Seventeenth District, Pennsylrania HUNTINGTON PENNSYLVANIA EMMES watch A Co. go by at parade and say, " My goodness! Look at all the big, tall ones. " And a little later they ask, " . nd are the little ones kaydets too? " Neither of these remarks ever applied to Shir- ley, however, because he belonged in that part of the Corps where self-consciousness inspired by maximum or minimum of size is a neghgible quantity. But that didn ' t keep Shirley from excursions to forbidden farmhouses, from enjoying the moonlight " in the vicinity of the Lodge about 1.30 A.M., " and other manly but prohibited pastimes. He humanly lacked that regard for the law and the projihets which prevents a man from looking through the discarded cjuill Iwok in after years and remembering vividly how many short birds there were around when he was a kaydet. CHARLES METZ SEEBACH Third District. Minnesota RED WIN(; MINNESOTA AILING from the barren, desolate wastes of Minnesota, our young hero came to us, as dumb and unsophisticated as one could pos- sibly imagine. But how he did learn! His hair-tonics, powders, cold creams, and other articles of toilet testify that he is no longer the country lad of 191!) but is now the modern " flapperish city-slicker. " With his higher education has come, hand in hand, the advanced course in Cupid ' s art. But the trouble with our young friend is that he has never advanced in this line, so we cannot help but believe that Cosmo Hamilton had " Metz " in mind when he placed the following touching words in the mouth of his hero, " Do you think I am a West Point Cadet in the primitive stage of sloppy sentiment. " His love affairs lash " Nat " Goodwin ' s to the mast — he will tell vou so hiiiiself. Corporal (4), (i) . B. (3), (?) » Corporal (i) Sergeant (?) ' P. S. " " Metz " [206] N PAUL CYRIL SERFF Fird District, California SAN RAFAEL CALIFORNIA O, my dear Liiella, they do not call him " B-food " because he looks like the Cream of Wheat man. Cniess again! When the strange comhinatioii of three parts Teddy hear and one part hillikin forsook the shelter of the parental tepee to learn how to shine under adversity, he was a most rabid woman-hater, but a gradual evolu- tion has changed him into an apt pupil of Rodolph. The mere sound of feminine prattle or the click of a tea cup causes his heart to de- scribe spirals of Archimedes. Like all true ad ' , " - cates of Terjjsichore he believes in originality, and his efforts are especially appreciated by the " Oh come-to-me, my ' ave man " femnies. " Early to bed — you ' ll rise soon enough " has always been his motto, and he never allows such a trivial thing as studies to change his viewpoint. Corporal (3) Lacrosse (i), (2), ( ) Monogram (2) IVrestling (4), (3) Indoor Mtet (4) Riflt Sharpshooter HOWARD WILLLVM SERIG Firttt District, Wctit l ' ir( inia WHEELING WEST VIRGINIA HIS gentleman with the devilish eyes is (juite deceiving. We might think that he had spent the greater part of liis life in Paris or Chicago tasting wines and offer- ing his opinions on women of various countries. As a matter of fact for fear of getting lost or having his watch snai)i)ed u]) he spends his week-ends while in New ' ork standing motion- less in front of the Astor Hotel trying to figure out the real reason for .so many people apj)ar- ently emerging from holes in the ground. His knowledge of sports in general is astounding. He still thinks the Shamrock and Resolute are race horses and never denies that Eli is the football coach of Yale. In conclusion we can cliaracterize Howard as a profound academic student deeply interested in the probable sum of his tenths, l)ut still so innocent as to exclude " Three Weeks " from his reading list. Corporal (i) First Sergeant (1) 2v 1 Track (2), ( ) Cross Country (I) Band (3), (2) Rifle Marksman " B-Food " •117 " [207] rpi- V. HENRY LEE SHAFER, Jr. Fourteenth District, Ohio SALEM OHIO name is Shafer, who are you? " thus our pink-cheeked Lee in- formally introduced himself to West Point. Fate directed his entry in August, when the sum- mer ' s work was nearly o ' er and plebes were plebes. Soon, indeed, tales of the high-ranking Mr. Shafer issued forth and Lee shortly learned that meekness was the better part of blase- ness. Now what Lee does, he does well. For in- stance he gets ready for his guard tour about three days before actually marching on and he has yet to run a late. He never walked a guard tour in summer camp; as a plebe he arrived too late, as a first-classman he drew Emanuensis. Need we speak of Furlo ' and his forlorn return. For let it be known that he fell — and fell hard and his constant reverie since has been " Graduation With. " Skafe " LLOYD SHEPARD Second District. Indiana VIXCEXXES INDIANA HAT is wrong with this j)icture? " Well, of course, a number of things might possibly be at fault, but the first thing that occurs to us is the fact that our hero ' s mouth is tightly sealed and he wears that solemn looking mien that belies his opprobrious nom-de-plume of " Kewpie. " Notwithstanding his claim that the daughters of Eve hold no allure for him, and that his de- sire for the Coast is purely for love of the branch, it is a well known fact to his more intimate cronies that " Shep " has experimented somewhat at large with the wiles of women, but never to his own great undoing. Once upon a time — but, as Rudyard would have it, " that is another story, " dimly obscured at the present time by a flow of letters that is as steady and unvarying as a genuine Seth Thomas chronometer itself. Corporal (3), Sergeant [2), Acting Sergeant (!) Tlie Brav (4) Howitzer (4) Ilozvitzer Staff (2) Editor-in-Cliief Howitzer ( ) Christmas Poster Committee ( ) " SAep ' [208 n JAMES CYRIL SHORT Fourth District, Illinois CHICAGO ILLINOIS IMMY took an interest in the ihue and the phice certainly took an interest in him. So it seemed to lis as we watched Jimmy chase around the company street after a collar hiittoii or heard him sound ott ' his elabo- rated " H-food Millimeter, " etc., numerous times a day. Such action, sucli hair, and such a line — eh, dear, what a line — naturally he was drafted for color line and 100th night immedi- ately. Jim was never worried. Of course there have been times when the blue letter missed a day, but what matter when there were two tele- {irains to take its place. And one time a col- lection of exactly 100 demos sent Jinnny oti ' to the hospital to spend a few week-ends among the aua ' sthetics — es])ecially sad since it was just at the time when he was batting a thou- sand for L Co ' s own little Giants. Hundredth Night (■ ) Camp Illumination (■ ), (i) Catholic Choir (• ), (i), (?) f ' Mi W 1 CARL DOl CIAS SILVKRTIIORXE SeiKiloridI, Florida T. MPA , FLORIDA H.VT is that brilliant spot coming down the company street? Oh! It is I ' ()|) " s auburn-haired " cabeza " in all its majestical glory. This youth first came to our notice in Plebe summer camp where he made a name for him.self as an authority on drill regs, having previously been a.ssistant com at his tin school. Since that time he has dis- tinguished himself by never having been in- itiated into the Royal and Ancient Order of Birds. Pop never appears at Cullum and ap- parently gives the femmes no thought. But tho.se who are familiar with his inner life know that he sometimes receives letters from a certain young lady. This is not the result of furlough but has been the custom for four years. Therefore we will not i)redict his future in this resj)ect, but since he is noted for good iudiinieut. draw vour own conclusions. Corporal (i), Sergeant (?), Acting Sergeant ( ), Lieutenant ( ) Expert Rifleman Pistol Marksman " li-Food " [209 J ; |o 1 LAWRENCE LEROY SKINNER Sereiifh District, Ohio MOUNT STERLING OHIO N tlie sunny August day that Larry, otherwise known as " Red. " left Paneoastburg, Ohio, to begin liis four-year sentence, the census reports of his home podunk showed a drop from one hundred to ninety-nine, pickaninnies inchided. He pursued his career more or less eventfully, getting hazed a little by his veteran classmates and sounding off for the lights until his bark went on the rocks at the Christmas exams. In that case though, he succeeded in floating her again and thereby proved that his post mortem was a httle pre- vious. Thereafter Larry avoided the dangerous shoals of the Academic Department until his second class year when he met his downfall at the hands of the Phil. Department. It was partly his own fault, though, for he would go A. W. O. L. across the river to look at an abandoned ruin there. Soccfr Squad (3), (2), (!) Monogram (2), ( ) Cross Country Squad (2) Pistol Sharpshooter A. B. (2) ALLEN WELTY SMITH Ninth District, Missouri TROY MISSO URI HEY sent him off from Troy with the admonition to " show them ' West Points ' how we do things out here, " and Smitty has done his level best ever since he first saw the Hudson. " Welty " is no fiery meteor of imposing ap- pearance. He is what is worth far more, how- ever, a cjuiet, unassuming chap with a ready smile and a happy faculty of making friends with everybody. We have yet to discover his enemies. Athletic meets, both in and out of doors, have been the " piece de resistance " of his kaydet life. His stocky build and willingness to bone muck have contributed heavily to ' ' ■2S ' s indoor meet victories and Army ' s track triumphs. And he doesn ' t wear that " A " for nothing either, for the javelin record he leaves lii ' hinfl gives evidence of his ability. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), First Sergeant (7) Indoor Meet (4), (3), {2), ( ) Numerals (i), (2), ( ) Track {4), (3), (2), ( ) " .r (3), (2) Monogram (5), (2), ( ) Academy Javelin Record Class Manager Indoor Meet {2), ( ) •Rcr Smitty " 210 £ 1 5 W 1 (lEORGE STANLEY SMITH Fourth District, Xew Jersey SOMKHMl.I.K NEW JERSEY K first encountered " Budge, " not as a classmate, l)ut as a hard yearling; buck. His ahility to con- fuse Enjilisli, French and (icrnian with Spanish and liis leaving the writ room early in order to catch the " Santa ( " laus Sjiecial " to the wilds of New Jersey were responsible for his joining our class in our yearling year. He returned to find himself not only the only man found hj the department of Modern Languages, but also the only yearling sergeant in the Cor])s, a listinction he found difficult to dodge. " 15. G. " has substantiated his claim of hav- ing no interest in femmes by appearing at a hop (feed) aV)out once every year, and then usually in the role of home-wrecker. Our friend and adviser, " Pop Waffles, " did his utmost by giving him a substantial push in the right di- rection, but Smith remained " as was. " Sergeant (i) Polo ( ) Furlough Book Board ' 22 Ring Committee .4. B. (2) 1 s 1 JOSEPH SMITH Tenth District, I ' ciinsi lrania SCRANTON I ' EW.SYLVANIA CU ANTON JOIE, " flashy and sliowy, has not only kept us well informed at all times as to " what the young man will wear, " but he has endeavored, by his ini- ]jeccable exam] lc in dress, to aid his " country cousins " to ac(|uire the New York or, better still, the Scranton manner. His " savoir-faire " air has been acc|uired thru close association with Ziegfeld, Shubert et al., from whom he has coined the phrase " it is all in the orchestra- tion. " However, our merry little playmate has ac- quired many other things while mingling with us. Notable among these is the knowledge that Venus has rings and his A. H. degree. Alas, owing to his sense of caution, critical eye and material mind, it is feared that " Joe " will not attempt to capture the trophy of silver that is the objective of many of our eyes. Pistol Miirksmaii A. B. (3) m ' Budge " " Joe ' [211 ] K ROBERT M( KEE SMITH Siiieenth District, Ohio CANTON OHIO AYDET Smith, R. M., seated at tal)le in his unmentionables, is busily engaged in reeling off a letter. Ink and time fly. Voice of wife: " Bob, first call has. " No answer. The four-minute bell and then the three-minute bell in turn find our hero still in his never-to-be-seens and unperturbed in his work. " Red, snap out of it! — are you going to this formation? " " Oh, yes, I ' ll make it all right. " Wife exits. Smith labors on. Brrr — Brrr. The old line is flowing thick and smooth and — Brrr! The one-minute bell — and realization!! Ink upset, frantic search for clothes and down the stairs four at a time. " Smith here, Milton — what. ' Oh, Mr. O. D., sir. Smith here! " Every so often Bob declares an " Efficiency Week. " Efficiency par-excellent. But after two or three days of diminishing energy, it is the same old Bob. IFralting Team (■ ), (.?) (2), ( ) Monogram (I) Captain ( ) Indoor Meet IVres- tling (4), (3), (?), ( ) VALENTINE ROY SMITH Twenty-sixth District, Pennsylrania EAST MAUCH CHUNK PENNSYLVANIA H, girls! Just look at that hair! Fifteen minutes a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty- five days — figure it out for your- self — was spent in producing the al)ovc-pictured result. " Who is responsible? " you ask. Well, if you must know, " P. D. " is an ardent follower of the celluloid drama and when his heir and namesake appeared in " The Sheik " his patent leather hair made so profound an impression on our yoimg Rodolph that he has heen play- ing Sheik ever since. Although " P. D. " read, from time to time, discouraging items in the social columns of the " Mochunk Bugle, " his good nature remained the same. In fact he carried it to extremes. Can ' t we then, with just a wee bit of imagina- tion, see how our " Val " entertained ■■2000 femmes at dinner in Smith College Dining-hall? " mm Baseball (4), U), (2), ( ) Rijle Marksman ' ' Bob ' •p. D. " [212] I ' ' } BENJAMIN STERxN Srnaforial. yehraska .NKHKASKA 1 B 1 KXXY " is a mounted service man from the word -o. He wears his throat hilcli down, chews doul)leniint in hen of tobacco, plays polo. In short, does every- tliinu ' in the approved cavalry manner except perhaps ride his horse. We feel confident how- ever that a man of " Benny ' s " persistence and (|uiet tenacity of jjurpose will ride as well as the best before he retires. This devotion to his work and his hobbies has prevented " Benny " from bcin;; ' fnlly ap- preciated in his class. Only his wives and near neifihbors know of his constant good nature, his ready humor, and his nnfailiufi generosity. Such an ec|uipment can not fail to tell heavily in the long run and we know that Benny ' s record in our service will be one which his classmates will always be able to read with pride. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Acting Sfrgeant ( ) Polo Squad (1) Pistol Squad (I) Choir (4), (3), (2), ( ) Pistol Expert B. .7., .7. B. {2) m " 1 H 1 CHARLES WEST STEWART, .Ik. Senatorial, Illinoi.i WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLIMBIA KRE he is ladies. From the tips of his hair to the soles of his 7 ' 2 D ' s he is every inch a ' man. You haven ' t met him? Well, your education has been .sadly neglected. To listen to the " Corp " talk is equivalent to a year at any good correspond- ence school, for he can say more words in five minutes than any other human can in an hour. The T. D. .soon recognized this ability and the gold on his shoulders well xerifics this state- ment. Does he like work. I .should .say! He even carries it into a Bridge game. It was the sign post to the Boodlers for four successive week- ends. His hobby is books and if yoii can ' t read the latest book-review just droj) around to see Charlie because he can always give you the dope on fiction of all sorts. Corporal (i) Supply Sergeant (2) Captain and Regimenta Adjutant ( ) Tennis Squad (4), (J), (2), U) Captain ( ) Monogram (4), (i), (2), ( ) Dialectic Committee ( ) Choir ( ), (3) Bugle Corps (4) Silver Bay Conference ( ) " Heiiin " ' Charli [213 GEORGE CRAIG STEWART Senatorial, Alabama SPEIGNER ALABAMA IIOIDGE ' S " right to the shining )rn.s of an Immortal has never heen gainsaid. Time and time again have the Tenth Avenne Association licked their chops at the [jrospect of his scalp, only to be foiled. Enter a new femme — the effect is that of a large, goo-ey pie colliding with a concrete side- walk ! The top shelf of his locker looks like the White Studio, and extreme efficiency in wres- tling and football has made him the Balcony Skirmisher par excellence. Observations like " Mithter Thtewart, you and Mithter X al- lowed a couple of young ladies to make mon- keys of you " from the Tac, are no deterrents. On a Sunday afternoon with hek (pro tem.), p-rade,with no George, lets the Company know that — (Apologies to Grimm) — " Over the hills and far away He dwells in bhss again today!! " Wrestling (i), {2), ( ) Monogram (2), ( I Indoor Meet (i) Water Polo Squad (2) Pistol Sharpshooter " Stew " OSCAR CARLTON STEWART Honor School SPRINGFIELD OHIO ITTING on the edge of his hunk in his alcove, elbows on knees and his chin in his hand he might well have po.sed for Rodin, but the chances are that the origin of that far-away look in his blue eyes is nothing more than contentment at being able to sit, rather than deep thought, at all. Old Stew was ever among the first to know his duty and to do it. He rang the reveille bell one hour too early, the first time he went on O. G. On the other hand he never mi.s.sed a chance for legitimate dead beating. He is one of the worthies who have never understood Math of Phil or anything else with an " x " or a " y " in it, but who have always managed to get by. This may not get him the crossed riding crops and polo mallets that he wants on his collar but at least he ' ll be able to give " squads right " without doing it. Wrestling Squad (i) Polo Squad ( ) Indoor Meet (i) A. B. (3), ( ) " Stew " [214] 1 D DAMI) FRANKLIN STONE Senatorial, Colorado GRAND .JUNCTION COLORADO ¥j hails from the " wild and woolly, " but most of the rough edges were worn off by Braden ' s and a long succession of allied institutions before he came to us. Whether familiarity with educational institu- tions breeds contemi)t of them or not, D. F. has never let studies interfere with his enjoy- ment of life. Always an excellent horseman ' — tho he and Critty could never agree on the proper length of rein — the dashing cavalryman has always been his ideal, to which his carefree disposition well suits him. Tho his dancing, his coiffure, and his line are the cau.se of endless admiration, wonder, and despair to the fair sex, it will be a wily femmc who gets a miniature out of him, for he much prefers a .skag and his " uke " or a good stag party, to any purely feminine lures. Riflf Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman A. B. (?) RAYMOND S ' l ' ONE, Jr. Presidenlial-at-Large ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND " Dare " W ' V A reader can you imagine an in(li idual who is so seraphic as to be ' ice-President of the Y. M. ( ' . A., yet .so worldly as to understand with ease the ways and wiles of our fair sisters, the Vassarites; .so dissy and careful that a Lieut ' s chevrons adorn his sleeves, yet so reckl e.ss that he flirts with death each Saturday night on Cullum ' s bal- cony; so graceful that he walks with the ea.se of a box-car, yet glides with snake-like agility o ' er a ballroom floor; so hand.some that he has been nominated as understudy for Ben Tur])in and yet has a list of love affairs so long that Henry VIII would blush with envy? His never ceasing line has always been a source of joy for the femines and an occasion for drags liy his classmates. Ten to one his greetings to Saint Peter on that fatal day will be " Question, sir? " Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant ( ) Tennis Squad (3), (2), ( ) Indoor Meet {2) Cullum Hall Squad (4) football Squad (i) Soccer (2), ( ) Monogram ( ) Baseball Squad (4) Basketball Squad Numerals {4) Choir (4), (i), (2), (l) I ' lebe Se ' .v Year ' s Show (4) Bugle Corps (2) Hundredth Night Show (3), {2) lice President, y. M. C. A. ( ) " Dehe " Pistol Marksman [215] ZM.. f .- LOUIS JOHN STORCK Second District. Xew Jersey ATLANTIC CITY XEW JERSEY HE Albanian Butcher Boy — who not heard of him? Here is a man with a great and simple ani- hition, to take more final ex- aminations than the rest of his class put together and get away with it. He did almost, but at what a cost? Only one whole furlough and a little Christmas leave thrown in. " ' D ' in the writs, ' Lou? ' " " Yes, but I should worry; I ' ll get by in the finals. " And he does by the grace of God, the skin of his teeth and the help of the powers that be. Because of his physitpie, his happy-go-lucky nature, that " hard-boiled " look which he wears when he forgets to shave and his subtle attraction for the fair sex, we may expect to see him, when the doughboys get too strenuous, a great success in after life at his chosen profession — a life guard on the beach at Atlantic Citv. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) Football Squad (4), (i), (2), (I) " " W, (i), (7) Indoor Meet (,4), (3), ( ) Jii le Marksman " Lou ' WARREN COLE STOUT United States Amu PORTLAND MAINE ALT! WTiat have we here? Not so unusual to look upon, but then, neither did we know that the " Luckiest man in the world " (he admits it himself) was in our midst, until he began to offer continual proof of his possession of an accompanying weapon in the shape of " Lady Luck. " His is not the one-way, .single-track, brand of luck, either! Ten months overseas (he won ' t tell which month it was that he spent away from gay " Paree " ) were not wasted. " You know, Buddie, I met some keen French femmes o -er there. " Some kaydets are not " pampered pets. " They are petted ramps. And, in this hne, should the reader wish to learn the .secret of " dragging keen. " not just once in a while, but to every hop, see Warren at once! (Don ' t crowd!) Why, to keep his conscience untarnished, he has to actually discourage them. Corporal (3), Sergeant (2) Rifle Marksman l istol Marksman •St oof 216 H ( -- ' ' ' " i.-- ) ' " ' • ' ■ ' ' ' " ' -. -- .vJ -y ' - (JUY HAIXKS STUHBS iiilli District. I ' cnnsjjlvania PKACH BOTTOM PENNSYLVANIA ENTLE reader, if you know where Peach Bottom, Pa., is you know tlie ])o(liink that claims this jovial son of the Keystone state. His mathematical turn of mind has hel|)ed him immensely throughout his course here. However, everytliing went again.st him when he essayed la belle lanc iie franraise in his yearling year. After Herculean efforts lie managed to slip hy and is now hooked for Europe, ostensibly to further instruction under more favorable or agreeable conditions. As a signal .sergeant on the hike he saw more of the enemy through his field glasses than they had on roster. This did not impair his usual efficiency to any great extent for he was usually at the B. C. with his subordinates when the ( ' . (). was ready for him. ' i ' o him, pay and a half jn the air service looks better than base pay in the doughboys. Pistol Sharpshooter 1 i s 1 BERNARD HENRY SILLIVAX Tirelffh Disfrirl. lliwiis BELVIDERE ILLINOIS 11. LV, " as one of the P " s once unwittingly remarked, is no Frenchman. His perseverance, along with a keen sense of humor, are characteristic of the race from which he has descended. He has displayed the former quality by wading thru five years of academic work in spite of the P " s, and the latter by such stunts as snia.shing phonogra])hs to atoms and playing tennis on the General ' s courts at Camj) I)ix. As an athlete, he was a charter member of the famous " pajama sc|uad. " He also lived thru a sea.son on the cross coun- try s((uad and won Intramural honors l)y the score. " Sully, " like most men, has a particular date from which all others are calculated. His is our second class Christmas leave. It was then that he met the " (). A. O. " and if ( ' u])id " s arrow is a pointer our hero will be seeking his fortunes in climes other than his native Illinois. Corporal (3) Acting Sergeant ( ) Track (i), (?) Cross Country (3) Indoor Meet (3), (2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter " Stubby " " Slllll ' [217 d . : KENNETH SHEARER SWEANY Fourth District. Maryland BALTIMOHK MARYLAND I ' seemed a shame to put such a fresh, innocent y6ung lad in among a crowd of dreadful men, but " ' Kasper " has stood the test. Resolutely has he turned his back on temptation and like a Ctesar has constantly refused to yield, albeit somewhat reluctantly. His ro.sy cheeks, at once the envy and despair of the charming ladies who meet him. bear mute testimony to the tortured spirit within. A rea.sonable doubt may exist as to whether Lee went thru here without racking up a single " demo, " but there is no doubt whatever as to whether " Kasper " went thru without doing a single naughty thing. We know, and admir- ingly wonder how the eternal he ever did it. He is the darling of M Co. and we have never allowed him to be kissed, embraced, or saluted in any way, shape, or form by strange femmes — so watch his step when he is turned loose. Lacrosse Squad (4) Scoutmaster (?), ( ) Wn.LIAM AUGUSTUS DAVIS THOMAS Presidential-at-Large MACON GEORGI. HE unanimous choice for presi- dent of " The League for the preservation of the rights of first cla.ss bucks, " proud of his " clean sleeves, " jealous of all privileges thcreunti) attached, William Augustus Davis Thomas stands as a living inspiration for those who refuse to bone " boot lick. " He comes from the red clay hills of Georgia and he is a dangerous man. Of this latter we ha e am{)le j)roof, for we know that a sweet young thing once refused to stroll with him on Cullum ' s balcony until she had armed herself with a long and deadly hat pin. If there were eight rolls instead of four " Gus " might get to reveille — perhaps. As things are, his visit to ranks at that time is like unto that of a spirit. An indignant, .sleepy, and at the same time, positive voice is heard exclaiming, " Oh Harrv! Thomas here. " Baseball (4) Business Manager Bugle Notes ( ) Rijie Sharpshooter " Kasper " " Tom III) " [218 M - ■ s 1 ERNEST BYROX THOMPSON Fourth District. Missouri ST. JOSEPH MISSOURI OME men in their idle moments turn to hooks. Some turn to card.s. Others do nothing but sleep. Tommy turn.s to his tru.sty banjo, and seeks solace therein. We would like to see Tommy in the role of a musi- cal Romeo, for we understand he refu.ses to specialize in verbal .sentimentalizing. Tommy is one of those ha[)py mortals who refuse to be bothered with studies, by which we mean he was never known to bone engineer, and yet he has never been .so completely indifferent as to don white gloves in June week. Here we have a man, one among few, against whom wc can record few acts of " woodenne.ss. " In fact. Tommy has always done things in a manner iiicons]Mcuous by be- ing efficient, (ieneral Pershing and Tonnny both hail from Missouri. Tommy is not a gen- eral yet, l)ut draw your own conclusions. Rijtf Marksman Pistol Marksman ' Tommy " STEWART LEON THOMPSON Thirty-.second District, Xew York WATKUTOWN NEW YORK WEET mother of pearl! That ' s the toughest-mouthed hor.se I ' ve ever ridden " — a typical Thoni])- son remark after one of our gen- teel (?) riding Ics.sons. After a doughboy drill his sayings, if quoted, might cause ye Ed. to be decapitated or " otherwise less .severely punished. " Hut when work with the big guns is on the j)rogram we find Leo ' s comments of a very enthusiastic tone. Indeed, it is a fact that Leo is bia.sed in favor of the Coast, in which he was a ' •2nd Lt. during the war. Ble.s.sed with a natural hivine.ss which might mean files were he a bonoid, I. eo has neverthe- less cho.sen a carefree life. Above all, the out- doors appeals to him. Give him a set of golf clubs in the spring, a canoe in summer, a gun in the fall, a pair of skates in winter — and he is happy. Add a bag of peanuts now and I lien, and he will go into ecstasies. Hockey (■ ) Cross Country (2) Rifie Sliarpslioottr am my [219] lii. PATRICK WESTON TIMBERLAKE Eit lith Di. ' itrict, Tennessee LEXINGTON TENNESSEE UK Apollo-like features so vividly shown in the above portrait must leaf! the gentle reader to believe that this Arrow-collar specimen answers to the name of " Reggie, " or something ecjually as aristocratic. Alas! al- though in his past life he may have been guilty of such an appropriate, but still horrible, cog- nomen, among us he lias been known by the rare old Irish name of " Pat. " While ostensibly despising the modern col- legian, " Timberly " has been known to adopt many of the latest style fopperies usually ac- credited to these youthful Beau Brummels. Due to his extreme susceptibility, as evidenced by his many ajfaires-de-coetir, it is feared by those who know him that " Pat " will prefer to tread the primrose path, leaving strewn in his wake a trail of crushed and I)roken blossoms, in pref- erence to the life of domestic tranquillity. Corporal (i), Sergeant {2). Captain ( ) Football (4), (3). (2). ( ) ' •J " (1) Baseball (■ ) Szvimming (4), (i), (2) Monogram (3), (2) Ifater Polo (2) Indoor Meet (4),{S)A2),U) Catholic Choir (4), (3), {2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter B. A., J. B. (2),. ( ) H 1 THOMAS SHERIVMN TIMBERMAX Third District. Xew Jerset J. MESBrRG NEW JERSEY OLD Assembly! I ' ll be there in a minute! " These stentorian sounds echo thru the halls of barracks every morning just before as- sembly for class. This is merely an indication that Tim is ninning one of his usual lates. Now, turning to the subject of funerals. It is reported that out of sheer pleasure Bow Wow attended ' -237 funerals in his native habitat jirior to his arrival at the haven of many sur- prises. And you should see his face light up with that never to be forgotten expression when someone mentions the word " beach " ! The cool, white sand, the moonbeams on the shim- mering water and — and — hot-dogs and soda- ])0])! All the.se hold indefinable charms for the raven-haired youth. " Handsome? " you ask. Ah! there ' s the storv! Corporal (5) Basketball (4). (i), (2) Monogram Boxing (3), (2), (1) P,stol (i), {2h ( ) Monogram, Captain ( ) Busle Corps (4). (5) Band (5), (2) Sundav School Teacher 3), (2), ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Expert (i), (. ' ), ( ) -Pat ' P 220 BEHXAUl) AYK TOR.MKV United Statca A run SPOKANE vasiiin " c;tox A S a result of his perusal, in an elusive manner, of the course of Mathematics, and despite the careful tutelage of P. Echols, the " Hig Fellow " helongs to that immortal throng who have elected to extend their course of instruction to five years. Notwithstanding the fact that he handles a deck of cards after the manner of a novice, and that his physical dexterity in the tea room has the touch of a dilettante, our Westerner cuts no mean figure when he hits the Big ( " ity. While some of us have been hitching our wagon to a star, he has fared forth into the Battle of Times S(|uare and has come out with a fund of experiences. Outfitted in a befitting manner, with a pair of Cadet shoes and a chapeau garnered on .5th Ave. on his extreme limits, the transformation is miraculous and most grati- fying to his associates. Football Squad (• ), (.J), {2), ( ) Monogram ( ) Boxing Squad (?) Indoor .U« (■ ), (i). (2), ( ) Ri If Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter JAMES FREDERICK TORREXC E, Jk. Twenfy-foiirfli District,, Peiinsylvania PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA PARADOX, " says Webster, " is an ai)i)arent contradiction. " What then, have we here, but a para- dox? Those characteristics so winning in the eyes of the Gentler Sex, the three " L ' s " — Looks, Line and Life — are his; and yet he remains ini]jervious to their charms. Cullum to him is where the Corps Lectures are held and Flirtation a simple path- way by the water ' s edge. Ter])sichore means no more than Singapore and he never looks on the lips that are red. Why? — It is beyond u.s — but wait ! There is a f(uaint French saying that might have some bearing on the ca.se. It is " Cherchez la Femme. " We offer this for what it is worth. The fact remains that he is one of those inexplicable individuals who has the world tied up in a nice little bundle at his feet — - " A pack of skags. a pint of ice cream and a Movie House — beside me in the wilderness. " Corporal (i), Sergeant (2), 1 Acting Supply Sergeant (I) Rifle Marksman " Htirni ! ' " J nil nil " [221] STEWART WARREN TOWLE, Jr. Honor School CLINTON IOWA DONALD CAMERON TREDENNICK Nineteenth District, Penn.sylrania JOHNSTOWN PENNSYLVANIA ( )RK hard when you work and ])lay hard when you play. " Warren adopted that idea imine- (hately after he hopped off the West Shore and dashed up the hill to meet the boys. He also brought along with his motto a corollary: " If you don ' t live up to a motto in it ' s entirety you should at least live up to half of it. " The corollary grew until it superseded the motto — and we now see Warren as one of the best " players " that ever played. Warren early came to the realization that there were more things to be gleaned from W ' est Point than tenths. Instead of growing double over a book, he sought other fields for education. And a large part of this education came from Culliun — and week-ends. Always had his foot into something — never a party complete without the " Tiller. " Choir (4), (i) Rifie Marksman Pistol Expert A. B. {2), ( ) P. RED! " We saw him first s happy-go-lucky Juliet from D.-land. He had few worries about anything except plebe writs. Lots of smiles, and an over- whelming distaste for stairs were prominent. Every year he intended to l)one hard man on the plebes, but they penetrated through the stern exterior thrust upon them, and smiled. He smiled too and then he found another plebe. Romance has no small part in his pleasures and thoughts. The letters to " Cadet Treden- nick, " spelled usually it is true with one " n, " soireed the mail-draggers frequently. Due to the fact that the instructors never could pronounce his name, j Ir. Tredennick has often escaped even being called upon to recite. " Tred " has always confined his " kicking " to soccer field. Baseball {4) Gxmnasium Squad (i), (2), ( ) Indoor Meet (i), (2), ( ) Numerals (i) Soccer (2), (!) Monogram (1) " Woggie " ' Tred " 222] B BRISCOE ALLEN TROUSDALE. Jr. Senaforial, Louisiana SHRE •EI ' ORT LOUISIANA RISCOE came to us from the class of ' a via the Hospital — Sick Leave route. As a plehe he was notorious from the start. He first came into prominence in Ik ' ast Harracks hy askinj; permission for the " beasts " to have a boodle fijjht. This was fol- lowed by a request to use late lights to write a letter to the Batt. Board. He is a snake of alarming ])roj)ortions — an habitue of Cullum on all hoj) nights and the Hotel on D. P. formations. But his activities arc not confined to the fair sex, for he holds down a steady job in Blinky ' s 3-ring circus, and manipulates a mean mallet from the deck of a plunging pony. Academically — he man- aged to keep out of the pastures of the im- mortals. Tactically, well — he still holds un- disputed scnority rights to the head of tlic line outside the orderlv-room door. Gymnasium Sijuad {3) PcloiD Ring Commiltft A. B. (2) RALPH ARNOLD TLDOR Senatorial, Oregon HOOD RIVER OREGON N engineer from the very day he )ounced through the great grey arch-way. Toots lost no time in outshining his classmates, as wit- ness this early episode: The edict had gone forth for all plebes to report to Room 114 to draw Plebe Bibles. Rali)hie proceeded to make the startling an- nouncement: " May I make a statement, sir? I already have a Bible, sir! " Gather ye a lasting iniijression of a counte- nance wreathed in a smile of gentlest radiance, whose subtle influence has led him pleasantly, albeit safely, through the sylvan shades of a certain New England walk — let us call it Paradise And athletic ' My, yes — of a verity. A charter member of that mysteri- ous crew yclept Love-Birds, whose discreet pull on the port-side oar has prevented that frail sjiallo]) from ca])sizing these many times. Corporal (i). Supply Sergeant (2), Captain ( ) J. ' sislaiil Manager irrcstlins; (2) Manager of IVrestling ( ) Monogram ( ) liugle Corps (4), (i), {2) Beast Detail ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter ' Bris " " Toot ' [223] 1 I 1 1 WALTER 15LSILL TULLY Ninth Di itricf, Neic Jersey ORANGE NEW JERSEY ' 1 ' is strange that a man with HuzziPs face should come from New Jersey instead of County Clare. That, however, does not j)re ' ent him from being a charter niemhcr of the lirick tosser ' s brigade, not just a " Big Cheese " from the land of Jersey. Perhaps his worst fault is his habit of keep- ing up a continuous and raucous noise, which he is prone to call music. No one ever before heard his tune for Rock-a-bye Baby, although it may have an authentic origin in the Ould Country. " Buse " has liy no means neglected his week- ends by always attending the movies. He knows quite well where Cidlum is as well as where the stars seem brightest from the darkest corners. His following in New Jersey has been and con- tinues to be steadfast and numerous and averages well over 2.5. Assistant Manager Swim- ming (j) Basketball Squad (2), (!) Boxing Squad {2) Track Squad (?), { ) Banquet Committee (i) J. B. (3) HOVT SANFORD A ANDENBERG Senatorial, Michigan iELL M. SSACHUSETTS ELL yes! It is always with the most pleasant of thoughts that we recall our first encounter with our handsome Lothario. He was buoyed down by a fairy-like creature who seemed to simply " float " beside him, and in a fer ' ent burst of generosity he offered to allow us to share in his extremely good fortime. However, our genial comrade has been able to withstand the i)hysical ravages of his first great shock and time, together with the countless hours of the working day spent in the arms of MoqAeus, have served to heal the pangs of mental anguish. " Dutch " has, throughout his adventurous career, .shown a mild contempt for various members of the academic board and has emerged from many bitter and violent struggles with these most learned and wi.se men, without feelings of rancor and malice. Ilockev Squad (4), (3), (2), ( ) Monogram (3). (J) Polo Squad ( ) Monogram ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter A. B. {4) ' Tooiy " " Ian ' 224 ' ir ' ' --s ' ( f - ■ " - - " .r - C ' - b D HOWARD JOHN VAXDERSLUIS Xiiith District, Minnenota FERCrS FALLS MINNESOTA URIXCi that long period each week from Monday to Saturday when the S% " ede is not engaged in leading tlie children ' s crusade to and from the niess-hall, he is perfectly content to wind a red comforter around his corpulent frame and drag on a Fatima, while the " H " Co. Pygmies lustily sing: " ' Our little Vandy Vandersluis is a terrible Injun now! " But when Saturday afternoon comes around, the red comforter is forgotten and a vest-pocket edition of Rodolph Vaselino with face burnished to a fare-thee-well and hair well slicked down, sets out for the Hotel in search of the week ' s drag — and the Immortal Infants sing in vain until Sunday night. He is a snake paramount. His line endureth forever. He tells and actually gets away with grinds for which any other man would be nuirdered in cold blood. Corporal (i), Sfrgeani (2), Lieutenant ( ) Lacrosse Squad (■ ), (3), (?), ( ) Cross Country Squad (2) Rifle Marksman Pistol Sharpshooter MORRIS KELLY VOEDISCH Second District, Soittli Dakota ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA OMEDAY he will be fat. Some- day — l)ut tarry, we loathe proph- ets. When one cold, winter morn the head of the hou.se of ' oedisch espied his youthful offspring in the backyard gently to.ssing bricks at a neigh- bor ' s progeny, he immediately called the boy Kelly. And we still call him that. Green is his favorite color; esi)ecially on b. -plates and F. D. hats. We have featured here tlie genius who put the music of the .spheres into the trel)le deff- system. Many of his sharps and flats have broken into print in the form of football and Hundredth Night songs. When, in after decades, we visit these shores of our turbident Ilud.son and .see preserved an old darkened grey coat, with a perfectly clean sleeve, we will involuntarily recall the days when the same was iidiabited tightly by our Kelly, tiie Irish Scandinavian. Baskelhall Squad (4) Cullum Hall Squad (4) Golf Squad (!) Choir (4), (?), (2), U) Bugle Corps (2) l ' eu Year ' s Show {4) Pistol Marksman A. B. (4), (i) " I ' aii " •Krll! - [225 GEORGE EDWARD WALDO Presidential-ai-Large BARTO ' FLORIDA HEX the Blushing Boy becomes disconcerted, the state of his soul flows to his face and makes us all think that " Sister " is about ready to call things off. The corners of his mouth turn down, his hair re- sembles more and more an 0-Cedar mop, and then comes out a veritable torrent of lamenta- tions. However, with Avera for a " pred, " with Florida for a place of abode, and all the women flocking to the " Keen Files, " what could be expected. As a child, George showed great precocity and gave promise of becoming a linguist of no mean ability. In order to carry out his seem- ing inclination towards things Spanish, he diligently perused Spanish in his riper years. But George was a paradox pursuing his Spanish alongside Gilmartin and the other immortals. Corporal (i), Acting Sergeant ( ) Cross Country Squad (2) RiHe Marksman JOHN WESLEY WARREN Seventh District, Alabama BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA said that when Johnny hove to in Beast Barracks he was (|uiekly labeled " Tanglefoot " and was required to sound off his P. C. S. as " A Glue Thrower in a Fly-paper P ictory. " Be that as it may. anyone listening to his drawl and noticing his silent manner (except when excited) would label him " Farmer from the Southland — probably Ala- bama. " Mr. Vizay has done wonders for John ' s feet. He has an ability in the ball room, seemingly inherited from his ancestors, which is the envy of all others who strive to please the fair ladies with sinuous motions of the dance. One of his admirable qualities is his abil- ity for hard work. It was only by such earnest endeavor that Johnny won his coveted " A " and also his undisputed right to bone the Engineers. :: ? Corporal (i), Sergeant {2). Lieutenant (I) ra Football Squad (4), (3), {2), ( ), " A " (2) sv Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (i), {2), ( ) ii Rifle Marksman 1 1 - Pistol Marksman " Sister " " Johnny " 22t) M| KENNETH EUGENE WEBBER rjcrentli Dlntrict. Iowa LESTKH IOWA ARK Mr. Wt ' hher ' Hospital, ' sorgeant, " says " Danny, " gloat- iiij; over another chance to ex- amine Ken ' s anatomy. At least three months a year the medicos use him as experimental and proving grounds, until nurses are his best friends and ether his favorite jjerfume. Once " Beef Baron " and " Almost Human, " his yearling wives, knocked him out by washing his neck with C ' arbona — a long job — but since then not even the Vassarites have pliazed this experienced worldling. Although he ' s a terrible P. S. — oid he gets by with it because he never means one of the thousand words ])er minute he utters. His late August entrance was typically flashy. Combined with his urbane politeness to upper- classmen it soon put him in " Who ' s who at West Point, " where he has remained. Corporal (i). Acting Sergeant ( ) Rifie Marksman IKVINCTON OFT music ending with a thud and enter the Chief, astride a horse any woman could ride. Look at the masterful way in which he dominates fiery old Molly Stark — .see how he steers her — Ride her out Mr. Weber — and the Chief prepares to ride her forward — he looks puzzled — turns on more gas, shifts his leading lever, then his bearing lever till she moves with a gasp and a rattle of bits — but: — Wel)er had mixed his gears and thrown her into re -erse. But in the class of sabre wielders he has no equal. Wh o, indeed, in the forgotten archives of the Cori)s has had the honor as did he of scaring the life out of a Tac. " Inspect the rear rank, Mr. Weber " and with a smart " return .sabre " he — almost — .sjieared the Major ' s caj). What? — why that ' s his natural color, man. No, not sunburn either. Corporal (i), Supply Sergeant (?), first Sergeant (I), Lieutenant ( ) Football Squad (4), (3) Boxing (4) II ' resiling ( ) Indoor Meet (4). (j), ( ), ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Sharpshooter " Ken " •Chief [227 JOHN MAURICE WEIKERT Twentieth District, Pennsylvania MCKXIGHTSTOWN PENNSYLVANIA H, P. D. Weikert, where did you get that gal. " Anyone who has ever been around " F " Co. has heard that old saying which is so appropriate for Johnnie. As a plebe he always envied the upperclassmen with their " Keen Drags " and pictured himself in their places. At Camp Dix he did blos.som out as a full fledged snake and for some time kept up the record. But as all good snakes fall, so P. D. met his Waterloo, and is now boning the " Coast With " — and everything. Most cadets fight their battles after they leave West Point, but not so with our Johnnie. He fought his right here, and his mortal enemy was none other than the Right Honorable Peeholt. In the very first round Johnnie was knocked down twice, once in History, and once in English. However, he finally won out with- out the loss of a single Christmas Leave. Assistant Circulation Manager of Howitzer (1) Pistol Marksman BEX L. WELLS United States Army LEITCHFIELD KENTHKY HIS lean and lanky son of the South hails from the wilds of Kentucky. He early established an intimate friendship with Mor- pheus and we would give Oster- moor drill as his favorite occupation. Despite the fact that he has had considerable difBculty in distinguishing between his right foot and his left, somehow he manages to get them straightened out. It was very quickly discovered that the depth of his voice needed cultivation and vari- ous means were tried. Sounding off for sugar with his head in a laundry bag did not have much effect, so he carried a megaphone to the mess hall. It seems that his chief ambition is to get an unclassified position in the service from which he can change branches every month or so. with a job in civil hfe now and then to add variety. Corporal (.?) Cross Country Squad (?) Ri le Marksman B. .■!., A. B (3) •p. or " Ben I 228 A HORTON WIL WHITE SciiatoridI, fbrat ka WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WAY liack in the hleak Xovenil)er there entered thrn tlie portals of West Point a lieavenly vision; a vision, for the man was far aViove us mortals, being six feet four. Heavenly for, not observing the words over the sally-port, he did not give up hojje or good nature. " I ' m a turnback. Sir! " and with that state- ment Horton verily tippet! the mirrors. When Horton is mentioned in old M Co. one always thinks of " Hivey " as a turnback for there never was his equal. He has always been and will ever be one of us. When this man knocks at the door of St. Peter ' s orderly room we are afraid of but one thing, that he will not say enough for himself. Horton belongs to that category of men who let actions sjieak louder tlian words. Piilot Marksman JOHN HAMll ro.X WIIITK, .Ik. Tliirtij-ninth District, Sew York KROCKI ' ORT NEW YORK VY fellows — that ' s the biggest building I ever saw! I ' ll bet a million dollars that ' s the biggest one in the world! " But a short while later John discovers one far larger and more wonderful than the last and proceeds to tell the world that it is. Yes, our Johnnie is a great lover of the suiierlative. We rememlier especially the night in Switzerland when peering from the train window he saw the magnificent Alps towering for miles into the night above. And he described with great elo- |uence the scenic wonders around us, but when next morning we learned we had been traveling through a tunnel all night, John was given an opportunity to study the stresses and strains bciicatli a dining-car tal)lc. " Oh Boy! What v((uldn ' t 1 gi c for a good bottle of Cham- pagne! " Corporal (3) Indoor Meet (4) Rifle Marksman Ptj ' ol Marksman »L, " Hitey " " Juhniiie ' 22 ' J WALTEK C UKNELIUS WHITE Fourth District, Maine ORONO MAINE T was back in 1918 that " Wappy " first launched his mihtary career in tiiese confines. They say that his chubby countenance was the (lelifi ' ht and object of attention of many a well-wisliing yearling. Being from Maine, that land of Shimmering Sea, Flowering Forests, and Placid Lakes, he was naturally hefty and husky and willing to work. An " A " with a golden halo, for Football and Track, together with many honors in wrestling and indoor meets, are the result. As a reptile, even the fairest Vassarite around was at his feet. How wondrous that a voice which could strike so much fear to a plebe ' s heart, would e ' en as milk and honey sooth the haughtiest damsel of the lot! Wien they get through the Army we predict that that One Man will be " Wappy " and that he will be doing a good job at defending his country! Supply Sergeant (5), Color Corporal 0), Sergeant (2), Acting Sergeant {!) Football Squad (5), {4), (3), (2),(1) " A " {4U3),(.2).(!) Wr. ' Hlini. Squad (4), (3), (2). ( ) Monogram (i) Track Squad (.?), {2), ( ) Basketball Squad (4) Baseball Squad (3) Indoor .Ueet (4), (i), (2), (J) Hop Manager (}), (2) Cadet Chapel Sunday Schcol Teacher (5) Choir (4 (i), (2), (!) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman " ll ' appif Wn.L WALTER WHITE Second District. Montana LEWISTOWX MONTANA VRKEN unto my words. O ye Files and Femnies, for I tell of one of our most pamjiered pets. Mark ye! " Tis a man for a " that — a roughneck Montana sheep- herder! — Aye, there is Hone he-er in this Vale of Tears! Dost recall in thy befogged memory the Banquet night when he, arrayed in full dress, didst a-purpo.se slide down the Astor ' s red plush stairs? Or when he didst move aside the radiator, the better to use the telephone? Take heed! Remind him not of these indiscretions; Furlo is Furlo; besides he was reared in a fast crowd. Yea, there are none faster tlian he within these walls, both on the track and Balcony. Great is our pride as we send him to the Service of the . ir. Do we drink, then, to this: May his Spad never be out-maneu -ered. Corpora! ( 3), Sergeant (2), Captain (1) Track (4), (3), (2), ( ) Numerals {4), (3) Monogram (2), (I), " .i " (l) Basketball (4). Baseball (■ ), Swimming, Assistant Mana- ger (2), Manager ( ), Mono- gram ( ) Indoor Meet {4), (3), (2), U) Sumerals (4), (. ' ), {2). ( ). Monogram {4). (2), (I), Pole Climb Record Bugle Corps (2) Rifle Sharpshooter A B.. B. A. (i) ' Chic " 230 WALl-.U E EVAN WHITSON United States- Aniii UNION CITY TENNESSEE MOrXTAINEER with shaggy ears — , " so runs the poem. Wallace hves up to the role of mountaineer. Fresh from tlie liills of Tennessee, where as a child itliern hreeches, he sportively ])ursued the elusive jack-rahhit. From these domestic surroundings he was hurled into the maelstrom of War, forthwith l)ecoining an M. P. .sergeant at Fort Sheridan. The tales he recounts of his valiant and diversified .service, as to how he used to " manhandle " the prisoners, has en- thralled us on more than one occasion. His dexterity as a mathematician is heyond the commonplace. When it comes to Permu- tations, ( " omhinations and Prohalile Error, as a])plied to the fornuitioii of a " straight " or " full, " Wallace comes in the class of those who would rather sleej) in the streets tiian fall dow n on an ai)proved .solution. Corporal (5), Sergeant {2), Lieutenant ( ) Cullutn flail (,4), Football Squad (i), (2), (I) Basketball (4), (3), Mono- gram (4), (.?) Baseball Squad (4), (2), (I) Indoor Meet (4) Beast Detail ( ) Pistol Marksman FRANK EDWIX WILDER Second District, Colorado c;reeley colok. do no are you man? " " Mr. Wilder, sir. " " Well, you ' ll he a lot tamer by the time you get out of here, Mr. Dumhjohn. " Thus, on the i;5th of June, 1919, began the military career of one who was to rise to the heights of being the Bn. Adj. of the " Lost Bn. " In spite of the fact that he si)ent the jjlebe days in the First Battalion, he managed to emerge from that year uns])()iled. So little was he s|)oiled that upon being transferred to the Third Battalion, in his yearling year, it was only a short time before he was acce])ted into full fellowshij). In his three years with us he has proved iiim- .self a cjuiet but efficient worker as well as a general good scout; managing to stand high with both the " P ' s " and the T. D. without, however, at any time lowering liim.self to the ranks of " File Boners. " No mean feat. Corporal (i), Serjeant (2), Lieutenant and Battalion .Idjutant (I) Pistol Squad (i), [2), (I) Bugle Corps (.?) Band (2) Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Expert (3), (2) ' fVhir •((■ , 231] O! ' . " " f GEORGE FRANKLIN WILLL MS Second District, Xnrth Carolina WILSON NORTH CAROLINA OR TH CAROLINA is responsible. ' ■ Willy " did not come to us in the crude state, however. He had al- ready had a taste of the military while at Staunton Military Acad- emy. But with this training he did not attain any such laurels as a Batt Commander ' s chev- rons as tin school men are supposed to do. Neither did he have an option on a seat in the first section. Generally it took precision of measurements to grant his tenths. It is night, raining, snowing or hailing, per- haps. The weather is merely incidental when there is a hop at Cullum Hall. " Willy " seems to consider it a duty to attend all hops in order to give the femmes a treat. There are so many waiting to see him and dance with him. They say his trick steps are irresistible and thus in that characteristic, carefree way he goes through life. Polo Squad ( ) Monogram (7) Rijle Marksman Pistol Marksman WUly " LYMAN O ' DELL WILLIAMS Senatorial. South Carolina EA.SLEY SOUTH CAROLINA mS jjatriarch of the soil is a living example of that good old adage " you can take the man away from the farm but you can ' t take the farm away from the man. " He has acquired that alfalfa shuffle and we might add that his uni(|ue, if not oriental, man- ner of manipulating a rifle resembles very closely the motions of a corn planter, and is original to say the least. His ideas of how a leave should be spent smacks of the Civil War flays and he takes infinite pleasure in visiting the zoo and various other spots of interest. W ' e nominate him for the hall of fame because he would rather run the two-mile at intra-mural than hurl the javelin and be dismissed earlj ' . Neither " Slickum " nor liquid vaseline has ever touched the blond hair of his head which may account for the missing part and the total lack of vanitv. RiJle Marksman A. B {2) " BiW [232 . w V JOHN Gl ' Y WILSON Second District, I ' ermcmt BETHEL VERMONT ox my word, Guy (alias John as he hhishes for Guy) ahiiost went undiscovered until First Class " ear when he blossomed out as Soccer Captain. Taking every- thiiiy into consideration, this was not extremely surprisiuff. " Bill " is one of these retirinj;-, cjuiet sort of men that P. Carter woidd prohahly label as possessing innnense jxitentiality. For once we can agree with the Phil, department. ' Tis sad, but the Secret Service reports no entangling alliances between our subjec ' t and the wine, women and song custom. Just to .save our reputation we claim that he is one of those men who refu.se to fall until the fall is hard. Surely there is a maid with ambition enough to verify our claim. Perhaps the cold- ness of his native land has made him immune to infatuation. Cross Country Sauad (?) Soccer (i), (2), ( ), Mono- gram (2), ( ), Captain ( ) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman A B,(3) WILLI. M RANDOLPH WINSLOW Tenth District, Tennessee R. LEIGn TENNESSEE HOUGH no one has ever been al)le to give a definition of the word " twunk " there is no doubt that it accurately describes our Randolj)!!. Once he was a cor- poral — long years ago — l)ut in more motlern times he has been a real man among men. Randolph has a decided flair for clothes. In fact he supplies the jilace of the theatre j)ro- gram in K Co. He combines the ability to wear clothes with just that touch of studied care- lessness that bespeaks the true Beau Brummel. New or old he makes every suit look alike. His favorite color combination, green over gold, he wears on all possible occasions. He is rather conceited — though, as lie .says, " a man who never makes mistakes has reason to be. " I won ' t recommend him for any brancli. He attends to that liiiiisclf. Corporal {3} Polo Squad (!) Ring CcmmMee Rifle Sliarpsliooter Pistol Expert ' Biir ' Twunk " [233 1 T 1 WILLIAM ERNST WINTER First District, Kansas LEAVENWORTH KANSAS HIS gentle, innocent -looking lad s])rang into fame and prominence one Sunday night en route to Grant Hall. His manly " set-up " and carriage on that occasion caught the eye of one of our spooniest tacs, who voiced his praise (?) in no uncertain terms. His other claim to di.stinction is his ability to smoke the vilest and strongest of ])ipes without a qualm. All his waking hours are spent smoking his pipe or getting it ready to smoke — and writing ream after ream to his " latest. " And there is always one " later " than the last of whom you heard. Old Blue Beard him.self wasn ' t in it with this lad, as with pipe in mouth and feet on table he chuckles hard-heartedly over the pro- testations of devotions ])enned by some fair admirer or voices his pleasure when the mail dragger fails to score a hit. Corporal (3) Bugle Corps {4), (3), (2) Rifle Marksman Pistol Marksman PAUL WAKEFIELD WOLF Second District, Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO OF handsome man with the rosy cheeks, have you ever been away from home before? " " No sir, " was the prompt but timid reply. That ' s the way our Rcsy softened rt of our terrible Si Young in Beast the he: Barracks. You say he looks like a j)ianist? Well, you hit the nail on the head that time. Whenever somebody is wanted to make the piano talk, to write music or to train a chorus. Rosy is immediately summoned. Again, " Well, Mr. Wolf, do you know Miss Oh — Uh — Uh? " " Yes sir, " was the immediate reply. It doesn ' t make any difference about the name; if she ' s from any of the Western or Middle Western states. New York, Pennsylva- nia, or Washington, D. C, Rosy knows her. You .say, " What about the Southern states? " Well, give the lad a chance; he ' s young yet. Corporal (3), Sergeant (?), Regimental Sergeant Major ( ) Choir {4), (3), (2), ( ) Hundredth Night (3) Hundredth Night Composer (.?), (2), ( ) Hop Manager ( ). Band (2) Secretary Dialectic Society (1) Rifle Marksman " Bill " ' Rosy " [234 niARLES EDWARD WOODHIFF, .In. Preaidt ' titial-ai-Ldrf e BREMERTON WASHINGTON REFERRING the life of a true warrior and statesman to that of a " (iob " or " Soldier of the Sea, " " Woody " eame thronjih the sally- port firndy eonvineed that it is far l)etter to he a " Plehe at West Point than Admiral of the whole nice Navy " — and to that end he has faithfnlly devoted all his spare time. Preferrinfi ' the art of the red comforter and hi rhly classified fiction to that of " Tenth Ilonndinj; and Tea Fiffhting " he has been able to sit and watch the (Joid pass on, from arm to arm, and be contented with an honorary mem- bershij) to that often envied ; ' ' ' " ip " I Clean- .sleeves. As he leaves our midst, the Nation may re- main at rest, for among its defenders is none other than our " Woody " and wh ' ri the time comes, he ' ll be on top. Ri le Sharpshooter JAMES HENRY U()l{ K.MAN Twenfij-.second Dixlrict, Ohio L, KEWOOI) OHIO HAT ' S in a name? In most ca.ses, nothing: its what you make it. Hut this is not the case with •James Henry. His surname means much to him, for whatever he is doing, he works hard at it, be it boning red comforter during forbidden hours, or studying .some dry text that has long since j)ut the rest of us to sleep. Anyone who has .seen the " F " Co. " Riuitz " .setting forth on a Sunday afternoon hike could not have failed to notice our " Workie " bring- ing up the rear with liis forbidden pipe in his mouth. Workie is noted throughout the ( ' or|)s as a singer of Latin and German songs. His fame along this line is only exceeded by his well established reputation as a teller of dry grinds and stories, to appreciate which, the aid of Webster always has to be invoked. Corporal (.?), SfrgeanI (2), Acting Sergeant ( ), Firit Sergeant (I) Rifle Marksman I ' istol Marksman -Worlcic " [235] ii!ii!ig!: ' :! ' ::::.::: ' :::: ' !::::iin::!:::!ii!!;i! ' i! I I Class Organization class Officers Preiyident Breidster Vice President Hertford Secretunj-Treasurer DeBardeleben Athletic Repre-sciitntire Breidster Board of Governors Breidster, Chainnan Craigie Cragin Brady Milton Harrold Hertford Organization Committee Breidster Milton Maddocks Y. M. C. A. Enderton, President R. Stone, Vice President I [236] I m Class Organization 1 Tf I Ei Hop Managers DeHahdeleben, CluiiniKni Pfeiffer Jamison Cowles, S. L Barley Scott, V. L. Wolf Post Class Pin and Gift Committee Russell, Cluiirman Galloway Galusha Dorn Oliver Fletcher Trousdale Lewis, W. Dunne Winslow Barley Scott, W. L. Banquet Committee Salsman, Chairman Hertford DeBardeleben Milton White. W. C. Diale dic Society RiNfiSDORF, President Dorn, Vice President Brady, Treasurer Wolf, Serretari x gx [237 I Class of 1923 Ascher Drummond Haskell, L. W. Dunne, D. M. Hegardt Babcock, D. S. Dwyer Hertford Barton, D. B. Heyl Holcomb, L. P Beck Eaddy Beckley Early Howell, G. P. Bing EUerthorpe Boone Evans, J. H. Imhof Bowen, J. E. Evans, J. P. Irish Brady. L. E. Fisher, H. G. Breidster Fletcher, J. W. Jamison Burnett Foster, R. M. Jefferies Bumside Johnson, A. L. Galloway, D. H. Johnson, H. C. Caffey Galusha Carraway Garcia y Da Jose Keane Carroll, J. B. Garrecht King, B. R. Castle Gjelsteen King, J. C. Cella Cranberry Chambers Greene, J. L Lancaster Chandler, D. Grener Lawrence, C. Conroy, T. M. Gruver Leaf Covey Guevara y Garcia Lewis, W. Cowles, S. L. Gunn Lindsay Cragin Gurlev Longwell Craigie Hanson Love, E. L. Lutwack Cunkle Hardin. J. L. Hardy McLean, D. De Bardeleben Harmony Magruder Dorn Harriman, R. H. Manross Downing, H. W. Harrison, E. L. Marron Marshall Meriwether Milton Moody Morse, B. K. Morton, L. M. Morton. V. J. Noyes, J. R. Oliver. R. C. O ' Reilly O ' Shea Palmer, G. H. Palmer, H. K. Pamplin Peoples Pierce, W. R. Pitzer Porch Post Price, E. H Raymond, A. D. Reber Rich Ringsdorf Robinson. W. . . Rosenberg Roth Rusk Savini Scheetz Seebach Serff Shafer Smith, A. W. Smith. J. Smith, R. M. Stewart, O. C. Stone. R. Storck, L. J Stubbs Thompson, E. B Timberlake Torrence Tully. W. B. Vandenberg Voedisch Webber, K. E. AVeber. W. H. P Weikert Wells. B. L. White, W. W. Williams, G. F Williams, L. O Wilson, J. G. Workman ii!E!i! ' -:::i :..-:-.:::ii;ii:ig 5 . I u ■••y 1 Class of 1923 W I Adams. E. F. Adkins Albrecht Austin, J. A. Harley liarroU Bates Beasley, N. P. Biddle Kinns Brcitung Bromley Buckley Bunnell Campbell, H. R. Carnes Carter, .J. C. Castner Cavender Cerow Chandler, R. E. Christie Conner Cowles, C. W. Davidson, H. D ' Espinosa Hennessey Neal Dewey, G. L. Hicks, J. H. Nist Dodd Douthit Higgins, C. C. Holland, T. G. Oshonu- T. M Dulaney Horton, J. B. Pesok Dunne, D. M. Howard, E. B. Pfeiffcr Edwards, S. Johnson, F. R. Phillips Enderton Johnson, W. G. Reid. A. D. Enslow Evans, J. A. Evans, R. B. Kehm Kerr, V. L. Keyes Krueger, R. H. Ridings RoptT Rowland. H. T Farrow Russell, R. E. Fitzmaurice Galloway, D. H. Galusha Gettys Graffin Larr Leone Lord, R. B. Lowe Lucas Salsman Sass Sehaffcr, V. H Schlatter Scott. W. L. Scrig Sliepard Short Grombach Grove McComiick, R. C. McEldowney Hallock McGehee Silverthorne Harding, H. J. P. Mclnemey, J. E. B. Skinner, L. L. Harrold. C. J. Mergens Smith, G. S. Ilartnell Michelet Smith, V. R. Heaney Minty Stern Heavey Myers. C. T. Stewart, C. W. Stewart, G. C. Stone, D. F. Stout, W. C. Sullivan, B. H. Sweany Thomas. W. A. D. Thompson. S. L. Timberman Tormey Towle Tredennick Trousdale Tudor ' anilcrsluis Waldo Warren. J. W. White H. V. White, J. H. White. W. C. Whitson Wilder Winslow, W. R. Winter Wolf Woodruff. C. E. [ 239 ] Class of 1923 HE Editor oi " this literary ohiis which has a way about him of asking in the mihtary fashion, that is to say, requestinu ' , the most impossible things suggested that I insert for publication a few well chosen remarks that should fall under the heading marked history. I demurred at once on the grounds that those things which most of us seniors has forgotten we don ' t want recalled by any meddling writer of history, and the vica versa, those things which hasn ' t left unpleasant tastes in our palates we all have tabulated as landmarks in the journey of life anyhow. Well, he sa id it had to be done because he had 10 i)ages made out for it, and I might as well be the genus what did it, and if I didn ' t he would have to fall back on his own harried brain, so I relented, knowing by having read some of his stuff what that would be like. Having ma.stered the finidamentals of Lucius Hud.son ' s " Correct English and How to Accjuire It " , the which most of you have doubtless heard of it if not actually been exposed to during your otherwise pleasant sojourn in this ye ' of sorrow, I at once sat me down and got a grip on my subject matter. Consulting Web.ster in his cloth bound collegiate edition, the same being recommended in cases of doubt by the above mentioned authority, I made the discovery that history was 1st " a narration of facts and events chronologically arranged with their causes and effect s " ; ' ind " knowledge of facts " . The which .seemed putting the swing before the lead-i)air in my case, because wile I know for a fact that there has been some mighty e-pochal events took place beneath these grim grey walls dur- ing the past third of a decade, whether .said events took place l)y the chronometer or not, I don ' t pretend to set myself up in a position to say. There has been some things as has had little or no effect and then — but as I was always a stickler for parti- ality, if I was to mention some of the effects right here and now I might have the accusing finger of scorn levelled at me by those who would say Fie Fie and likewise Forsooth, my boy, you are biting the hand that ' s been feeding you these many months. The first impression I would like to give, and believe you me or not according whether you are from Kansas or a Unitarian, I want to go on record as saying that it was about the biggest impression ever made on the plastic soul of a country bumpkin, the same being me, and I suppose it was the same with the more sophisticated members from the Big City, and that was the entrance made into this place. There is a notion got abroad, and I don ' t care to know who started it or I might not want to have a thing to do with them for the next fifteen years, as a w. k. member of our Faculty was heard to remark lately, which same — the notion and not the F. M. — I want to sort of check up, because, after all, it ' s a frank facing of the facts of life and not the frills and foibles that makes us millionaires or bald headed, as the case will be, and that is to the viz that when " Friday " and the " thirteenth " meet on the vertical and horizontal rows of the Gregorian time sheet, it ' s nothing more than a coincidence. Because, once upon a time, them two coincided in the merrie month of June and for three weeks or so thereafter several hundred men, now sporting that type of garment so popular on our campus which was first sold four years ago and is known to Bn-3 as the First Class Dress Blouse, who had the .sheer crust or native ability to try thinking came to the conclu.sion that they had walked under a ladder and not through what the jirospectus said was a sally i)ort. What with a constant hurrying thither and yon these man- handlers in the making got a severe shaking up and it is quite sufficient to recall that in three trips from the place that so closely resembles the Emporium back in the middle western town frecjuently alluded to in the modern novels from which all the garments, furnishings, e(|uipnient, etc and etc necessary to start the Cadet Store in the greatest game of put and take ever " ■ The First Hundred Thousand " I . ' ., played, were carted up to the mezzanine and liiulier, to cause tlie flesli to creep from retrosjiective reaction. Tliere are tlicui as like to prod you playfully in the rihs and aver and allege that after all it was your first undergraduate days that were the ha])py days, hut my great regard for the truth, when it doesn ' t hurt too much, comj)els me to say that this so-called formative s])ell was neither a bed of roses then nor a lia])|)y jjicce of reminiscence now. Sucli of us as recall our Hihle classes know thai it is writ in letters of gilt that hy the sweat of liis hrow .shall man earn iiis daily lircad, and as heaven is our witness it was i)y the .sweat of our hrows that we ate our daily hread, if we were lucky enough to gorge ourselves that often. There is also a .saying that it is im|)ossil)le to do two things at the same time, and I guess it must ha e l)een this latter axiom that the mentors of our existence was then working on, liecause we ne er liad a chance to try mixing our food with a little relaxation. It was nu)st deadly concentration on the highly important item of pulling the ohUpuss l)ack, if you get what I mean — and if you are one of them as has suffered under the mistaken delusions of a iJeast Detail, or if you are of tliem as received letters from the i)arties of the first part, you will know what I mean. The next imi)ression I want to jot down hefore I lo.se my .sen.se of chronology, which same (the impression and not the sen.se) was somewhat less pretentious, due to the ac(|uiring of a callous disregard for mental and ])liysical anguish hy the time our ' rhrc ' Wc ' ks was u|), and that was the rest of the suuuner. Tliere may he some of those here pre.sent who have read the latest editions of that emi- nent and highly respected naturalist and .sci- entist. Dr. Walter Traprock, F. R. S. S. E. U. hilt comparetl to the hits of nature study that was |)erformed hy the erstwhile Beasts, his anihlings in the hitter cold of the arctics and in the torrid heat of the troijics are tame. I have reference to the invincihie troo|)s that turned out at the alrrle to chase eagles down the comi)any street, or to the daily formations for the rendering inunaculate of the what is called general p-rade and other adjuncts, or even to the hath formations that could well have served as an inspiration to one Horace Liveright when he compiled that now famous hook on censorship and shower haths. (If we rememher correctly the critics took exception to his claim that if " all the little girls hetween the ages of two and twelve could .see their fathers in a shower liath, there would he no need of censorship. " To the which we can hut add, that if all the little hoys hetween the ages of five and .seventeen could have seen one of tho.se old smnmer camp formations for the purpose, ostensihly, at least, of ahluting the i)lehcs, there would he no waiting list for the entree to these .select circles of pam|)ere(l i)etting " neath ( " ullum ' s shadow.) S|)eaking of ( " ulhun aiid its shadows, how-the-some-ever, I could not |)ass on thus lightly were I to omit the daily trips that every one took that season, with such expectant .solicitude for the niceties of the conventions, tho.se same trijjs heing for the cultural features of our existence — to learn the intricacies of the art of tripping the light fantastic, from that renowned past master, M. Evelyn, about whom the catty remark has been i)a.s.sed that " he taught (len. IVrshing to dance. " Though it is ((uite true, and this very statement was made to us near the climax of that season spent along the classic shores of old Hudson, " we aren ' t fair weather soldiers, gentlemen " , yet were I to continue with the thus far painful recital of all the brutalities that were visited ui)on a suffering tribe now about to he cast upon the relentless .sea of experience, there might he stored u]) in somebody ' s mind the notion that there wasn ' t any of the joie de vicre garnered in that brief span of three .short months. There was and ])lenty of it. On the occasion of the some odd hundredth anniversary of the com- mission of arson on a sturdy Continental yeoman ' s good log barn for the purpo.se of informing the world that a new doffin had been brought into existence in gay I ' aree, there was held a sort of chicken roast and barbecue that went under the highly edifying title of ( ' amj) Illumination- it being the last of the .series that had sjjread o cr so many years, though whether the taint of |)rofessionalism is what drove it to the wall, or the general indifference of the gods of war to illuminating on the j)art of cadets, I don ' t pretend to say. These who are now about to step into their new im) )orted boots and accept the i)laudits of an admiring host of frien ls and relatixes can recall with what ex(|uisite |)leasurc we gathered together the trimmings for the adornment of a prosaic military establislmicnt , crcatiTig out of it a sort of fairy land of enchantment. One or two nights after that there occurred what to us at the time .seemetl oidy an incident in our lives that had to be endured on tiie aeet. of being signed up as the nation ' s defen- " A publication of those days " Kuinul I fTutDcAY- ' t vol 1 t POINT, NEW VC UK fECCMKrH , .,., " • • NEWBURGH ALUMNI DEFEAT PLEBES IN SLOW CONTEST Xmu W«»k CUDt Lort DnpUc Oouna Billy PLEBFS CHANCE FOR BIG CELMRATION — ' : : FS iiS llz !§■}_ vr| WEST POINT HOTEL ENTERTAINS PLEBL Mmh « Xmu W««K M rn for TbMt ■! PolDl ii lM?=] gx I m ■i Si M ,nfz-u„-nwl.,. ders, hut which the passage of yrs. has convinced us was really a recurring incident likely to leave the most profound impression ujjon our sensibilities. I refer to the awed group of citoyen.t that collected about the bulletin boards that late August day, with the sun sinking to a crimson rest over the brow of ( " ro " Xest, and the ])ink- " n-iilue of some peepul ' s favorite school reflected in the ujj-river sky. reading the latest communiques that the Reds from New Jersey had declared war and that already hostile patrols had been rei)orted to our west and we were to mobilize at once for the defense of our homes and all we held dear. The next morning, with a characteristic mist hanging over the landscape, we stuffed the last available ])kg. of skags in our cartridge belts and started forth to do with battle with our ancient enemies, to I lie stirring refrain of " ' Ivan Petrosky Skivar " . In the campaign which followed, and which lasted ten days before we was able to turn our backs on a foe that was by then beaten into helpless submission, there was that assortment of fun and frolic which is always attendant u])on the liest conducted wars, all tending to raise that indefinable something called nioralc, that X. Bonaparte once remarked was to the physique as three-in-one. .Vny nmnber of apple orchards suffered severely from the Wight and it is prob- ably a fact that acres of good grass were worn out by upperclassmen who reclined heavily thereon, whilst directing the merciless fire from plebe rifles u])on Pthe enemy who had turned this fair landscape from a peaceful valley into the maelstrom of war. Evenings, the camp followers made glad the hearts of those to whom the good old army chow was repugnant as a delicacy by vending what has come to be known as boodle; over in a nearby meadow the cinema flashed its message of cheer upon the silver sheet and the jaded souls that iked took new courage for the day that was to come, and went home to a j;ht of rest in their downy iniptents. Then, too, I would like to .set it down in printed fashion that the devotees of the aquatic sports were in their element, as the saying runs, what with a Round Pond in which to fret away the idle afternoon hours, and incidentally to ruffle the smug complacency of them who were our lords and masters by pro- miscuous mingling with them at the aforementioned watering place. The fenimes. who were to gaze with such admiring eyes in later days ujjon the mermen like techniciue of such adepts as Merwin and Merry and Fritzie et al might as well know that these now famous exjjonents of the tank game (some of whom gave it up, howsomever, in favor of walking,) came to the fore in the early days of the first war with the Reds. Hut as .some wag has remarked in a moment of inspiration every dog has his day and the truth of this enlightening epi- gram was brought forcibly home to us as the bearded and war weary cavalcade wended its way back into the .sylvan shades of our Highland retreat to the accomjjaniment of hilarious whoo])s of joy on the part of those who were rounding into the home stretch, so to speak, to tlie viz " Never again " . Which sounded like a promise to us in our innocence but which was really the preface for a combined fall drive on the part of the gods of wjir and the mentors of our existence. The .same drive commenced on the day that is marked in most calendars in red and has the words " Labor Day " annexed thereunto, but which we found meant just what it said for the reason that the Cadet Store was starting its remarkable run of that dramatic production entitled " Book Drawing, " a run that has been on the boards for four years now and .still has all the earmarks of occupying the center of the stage for some ages to come, though " the cast of supers, or victims, will happily be shifted onto the shoulders of the next generation, classically speaking. Chronologically, the best thing that I can say for the next few weeks is that they pas.sed. There was the opening verbal salute by P. Echols and the .same awkward nuitterings by I)lebian members of the Academy, which .same lias always graced the .section rooms every fall since Col. Thayer first instituted the front lard method of extracting tenths. Three weeks later we had the first general transfers and the meaning of the word " police " in its ultural sen.se was wafted home to practically every one of us. There is a saying which is attributed to some one of the followers of the socalled brother arms of the service, though it is fact that most of us who have been jjatronizing the goddess of chance for a considerable length of time u]) here feel differently about it now that the (irand Ciuerre -as Jiuccd. that runs " Dam The Indoor Meet the torpedocs, full speed ahead. " . . . Well, it ' ■ Three or Four? " m iMrM|n| " i: :.::i.n:ii;!iiiii 1 r7 ■ 1 3 [ 1 [. ] r n : ■ CI,,,.-- ( ' liristiiijis li«) larjio ill the |iii ( ' (Irciiiii iiifri ' asiiii rcstivciicss on the part of those wlio seeiiieil to most of us who was watcliiiij; ' that mud hattle for the first time in our h es down there under tlie shadows ot ( ' oofi ' an ' s Hhiff that some siicii sentiment must liave animated the goat ffesli that was stalkiiiij us tliat day. When tlie trum- pets finally tooted reeall on the scene of devastation, Clyde Kiiiff ' s mud hespattered lioot had wafted a hraee of gools whilst the like l)es])attere(l toe of Me(juarrie had missed as many and we were left hi.uh and dry. albeit wetter than drowned rats in s|)irit, up there in the Hrush Stadium while the ahove mentioned and .soealled brothers in arms i)erfornied the first snake dance they had heeii pri ilef;ed to enact for (|uite a spell. That little token of (i-O which the hoys from Crahtown handed us that day was the first reason why we weiH- hound to hriiii; home the liacon what time we were roiindiiif; into the home stn-tch six short months hack. It took us ((uite .some spell to recoxcr from that hlow, what with (ieueral Review making; his annual rea|)infi from amongst the memhers of our classmates, and with the prosi)ect hori on, which ])ros])ects were made known to us hy the gradiia were to escai)e from the sacred precincts of this demesne and filtrate around in the world at large. FAentnally the twenty third arrived and a mantle of snow descended u])oii the Point, left to the tender mercies of the class of 1!) ' 2 ' 2 (I wa.s careful to say in the hegimiing of this article, 1 was all for doing it according to Wehster, and chronologically we weren ' t liHS until some months later). Early took over the Bray, which was a i)ul lication of those distant times, and plehes took over the guard houses, and the flankers monopolized the boh sleds which a benign Cha])lain had caused to be turned o -er to us for our re ( ' ls, and ex ' crybody had his best girl on hand for the hop that was held in Culhini. Every- body, including those who had ])assed the choir test by being told " Next! " carolled gleefully each evening until (Jood King Wencelas had gathered enough fire wood to last him thru sexeral winters of coal strikes. Finally, a ske|)- tical grouj) of young gentlemen, by act of Congress, which has been suffering the |)angs and arrows of outrageous fortune so long that they had begun to doul)t most any known fact, were conxinced that Sandy Claus was still doing busine.ss by irtne of a gray sock full of goody- goodies that mysteriously made its way on the tables of each of us. If anybody doubts the fact that this winter of l!)l!)- ' -2() about which I am now reminiscing was the coldest in the memory of the oldest living inhabitant all lie has to do is collar some one of that long grey line which struggled man- fully down thru the banks of drifted snow to of the rcfcctolrc before the iiiaitre d ' hote announced start the r eturn to red comforts and frozen radiators by way of the 1 by judiciously ((uizzing this greyleg the aforesaid doubting ' Ihomas may imate. erily it was a frigid period in the lives of the nation ' s elite and d by the freipient rumors to the eH ' ect that we were to be given glad hands of fellowship at Hundredth Night, or ]m first, or ... . but to rei)eat the numerous dates that the gossij) mongers i)eddled would carry me beyond the winter of which I am writing, the which I am not readx ' lo do before I have chronicled one more chilly e ent -and one or two high lights. There was the Navy basketball game which was an innovation in the history of sports between the two .Vcademies and it is a fact that if there ever was a heart breaker athaletically si)eaking it was this event. Conehid- iiig what had been an otherwise successful season, the advent of the gentlemen from Crabtown-on-the-Severn proved to be a i)lague indeed. One of the hard and fast rules which prcxcnls a really fluent wicldcr of ll ])lace like this is number three which says thai cohesion is secured by sticking to the subject and in iew of that fact 1 am naturally cramped in my desire to eulogize the dramatic oiferings of that winter. There was the one by that much travelled collegiate aggregation which sells its tickets to a greedy iiopulace under the iniiii dc plum of the Princeton Triangle Club, which hit the fancies of the inmates of this con -eut (|uitc oil the sjiot, as the cruacular has it. .Vnd then there was the Dialectic Society ' s otVering of " One Hundred I)a s till .lune " , in which our petite ingenue, Waldemar lireidster, made his bow to the footlights by lith|)ing thru .several stanzas of " Thippin ' Thider thru a Thtraw " . It is safe to assume that the most outstanding fact of the s|)ring what was far behind, was ])nttiug our nanu-s on w dotted line for an extra year ' s ineareeration at the I ' oinl. There ha.s been a great number swa thai Out first tuxte of Coul M,:,l I few morsels of nourishment from the cuisine hastily lets were off and it was tinu single beaten track back of barracks, n lie set at ease on this matter of arctic the cold thereof was in no wi.se diminis Ind. ' lo(|ucnl I I " Sary arrires of mathematical prol lems presented to the numerous classes that have had their day in these classic halls of learning, but it is hardly likely that any harder (|uestion has ever been pro- pounded than the one which required an answer in one word, the same beiiifj Three or Four, according to whether you knew lietter or only thought you did. Twenty-five amongst our midst decided that the shortest road out was the safest and accord- ingly fell in in the northern column, whilst the rest of us clam- bered aboard the good shi]) " ' ■23 and were privileged thereby to see, amongst other things, the eventual triumph of the Mule over the Goat, thus adding our seal to those of " 09 and " 13 ' -I " iii™f- T " !sWi ■■jiiiiB ' ' s particular chinks in the })ulwark against naval sujiremacy. jfe " " ' — ggag, ' ' r ) • " C ' - Sr - .i . June Week, of which there is a wjiole illustrated section ■■j V " " " SHlBil BBi elsewhere in this volume, ((. v., was jammed thru with a rush HBBBt . ■ ' ' " Cm H as the saying goes — everything from morning p-rades to Col. Koehler ' s Daily Dozen (plus) out on the plain at an hour when the imaginary hosts of gaping spectators were still struggling vainly to corral! a few bites of breakfast to meet the exacting demands of a day in the frame shack at the extremity of what is really the point of this place — by now you know, of course, if you have ever been ho.stled tliere that I am referring to our hospitable tavern known to readers of ancient folk-lore of the Hudson Valley as The Hotel (the only one on the Reservation, you can " t miss it). Finally there came the gala day. in which the afternoon was devoted to polishing the eciuipment of the respective shortest members of the soon-to-be-wearers-of- the-Army-Blue, topped off by a ceremony where the band played a couple of pieces that are heard but once a year hereabouts, to tlie viz: " The Dashing White Sergeant " and " Auld Lang Syne " " , and followed thereafter by such a grasping of hands and " glad-to-know-yous " " as you never saw before. And right after that occurred the second demonstration against the turbulent Reds, was carried right into the heart of the enemy " s territory, so as to make it what the author of " Elementary Strategy ' " called an offensive campaign. Climbing into our fighting togs and alioard troop trains on the West Shore, the 1st Blue Infantry and supporting troops of Cavalry and field artillery, engineers, hell cats and medicocs together with detached individuals from the English Department who formed a sort of General Staff, we invaded Jersey and settled down at Camp Dix, near Brown " s-Mill-in- the-Pines, Wrightstown, Mt. Holly, and other places known to only inhabitants of the Mosi|uito State, as a base of o])erations. We returned from that war (an account of which is to be found at the conclusion of these terse remarks on the general historical phases of ' ' ■23, said acct. being compiled by one of the tacticians who deployed, ranged, scouted, and learned equitation in the war of Dix) to learn almost immediately the truth of that epigram which Coleridge tacked onto the concluding stanzas of his poetical narrative of the Veteran Leather-neck, the same being to the effect that " he rose a sadder and a wiser man. " " Yearling corporals were disqualified right and left for being off-side in playing the game, the slate being wiped clean each time, albeit the wiping was done as collateral for a goodly number of hours spent in the healthful exercise of hoofing it north and south at l ' -28 steps per. About the only thing that gives me pause to chronicle that .second affair with the Mids is the fact that the result, which was 7-0 with the old grey mule wearing the collar and Wil stitching another gold star on his blue toj) coat, was which militarv man(euvre Xury retiri: iam Cajjricornus a .second reason for that mighty outburst down on Franklin Field two years later. Licidentally it evened up the series lietween the two Academies and thereby left an unplea.s- ant aftermath for all those who climbed back up the hill in the raw chilly atmosphere of an early morning after. A short month later the bitterness of these dregs in the cup of happiness was completely washed out by the killing of numerous and sundry fatted calves by the fond and doting parents, friends, and loved ones of members of the cla.ss, and the consumption of .said veal } y the prodigals who had returned to the family hearth-stones for Chri.st- mas leave — a few being forced by the limits of time and space to sojourn in New York, where they enjoyed life to the uttermost on the acct. of making their head(|uarters at the hostelry which has printed on its stationery the quip aliout " to have stayed at the A r is to have lived in New York " ' . A few others, less lucky in the Darwinian handicap for survival, remained within the confines of the Post and some of the.se departed two or three weeks later, having been handed tickets home in lieu of imsatisfactory results with the white glove test. . . Ended this first exodus en masse into the outside realm of no taps and no thoughts of the morrow with a ban((uet at the Astor, where convivial .soids gathered round and tucked their feet under the festive board, replete with viands a])lenty to sat- isfy the inner man whilst histing to the lucid after dinner pearls of Catlett, Breidster, and Salsman and gazing upon the talents as exposed by a troupe of Broadway ' s enter- tainers. I supi)ose that I ought to remark for the benefit of all interested admirers who have the native perseverance to have read this deei)ly into the wanderings of the tribe just outside the promi.scd land, that the knobs of great events which stood out over the listorical landscajie during the next six months were as scarce as the proverbial molars in a barn-yard fowl. One of the which few was the Indoor Meet in which we come out at the head of the column, albeit the diamond studded belt for ])ure, unadulterated pep must needs go to the lads who are now shave-tails and who were then mere .second classmen. We lost another Na •y game, the basketball team ha ing journeyed down to x l.ilillliil ' lllii d ' b m nylnCaii Annapolis to meet with a sec- ond reverse in the net game. Likewise we come up on tile short end of the economy pro- i;rani which a return to nor- malcy had instituted, heeause. for tlie first time since the great snowstorm hack in some dec- ade t)r other, the Corps was not i)resent at the administer- ing of the oath unto its new commander-in-chief. Xever- tlielcss, there must needs he some oasis on every desert trail, otherwise few travelers would ever arrive at their destination and the same might be said of this harren ])eriod over which we have heen amhling so lightly. Whether the King was right when lie .said " Clentlemen, that game was damned hor.se.shoe " , or whether it was due to a great o erwhelming lesire of the Corp.s to hlot out the memory of two Polo (Irounds results, and a cou])le of haskethall tilts, the fact remains that " our dimimitive liurler " , llartwell ( " ragin, aided and ahetted hy enough home runs and .short hingles to turn tlie trick, managed to turn loose the frenzied sons of Mars on the West Point diamond with an 8-7 victory, what time the horizon had gone I ' russian blue with a ' » run lead against us. There was indeed a great rejoicing that night, as a stuhhorn Army mule was led thru the Mess Hall and fed on untasted ham santlwiehes. Colonels and majors and cajitains forgot their dignity long enough to gather round the honfire that sprang to life on the scene of the afternoon triumph and while it cannot lie .said that the night was wasted in wine and wassail, nevertheless there was a goodly amount of fervor let loose during those hours from tajis till midnight. The faded dreams of yearling June Wk. is scented hy two fragrant memories, to the viz: the eomi)lete ah.sence of anything like mamial lal)or and the iTitensc i)iping of a furlo moon ahout to he enjoyed hy the soon-to-l)e-second- classmen. And it ' s a fact that even Col. Koehler was restricted to one demonstration of " you command " , while the silvan stretches of the majestic Hudson, so to speak, if they was spanned hy jiontoon bridges, they was ])ut there hy the ])eers of the realm. Xohody, leastwise none of the lay herd, has e er yet heen ahle to figure tint how it was that us lowly heings, mere yearlings, was allowed to do nothing except hhster ourselves I)laying turtle in canoes, or working up lumbago by swatting at golf balls — but the fact remains. Eventually we was marched forth to form the scenic ett ' ects for the last i)arade of them .seventeen members of " ' 2 ' 2 who had elected to escape the rigors of their first class year. . . . finally, having demonstrated to the inten.se satisfaction of .several hundred visiting delegates, alternates, their wives a!id cousins, of the Christian Endeavor convention, which has moored their river craft to the south dock, and scattered all over the ])lace that afternoon, we grabs our i)ortmanteaux and rush out to three months ' lilxTty, bit of preci])itation the which would have done credit to the seventh inning in Arc Vui, Fuithj ' ul ' male b whf) had neither whilst old Jujje Pluvius sent dowi tiie Deluge. Furlo — best treated by not mentioning it; at least, if the Editor wants to have it treated he will have to go elsewhere, becau.se every time I hearken back to that period. I have a tendency to swallow my . tlam ' s .V|)ple, which is not military, and — oh, well, what ' s the u.se to discourage the Class of ' io — they ' ve got to come back, haven ' t they? -Vt any rate, to amble along with the agony, hecau.se right after the ferry made its last trip for the day in the waning of .August, H . the terrible reacti ons hinted at and touched upon above commenced to set in. If a eon- .servative figure was took by a careful mani] ulator of figures it might have been demonstrated that there was 117 idiotically happy males in the then Second Cla.ss, the result of some Cleojiatra having made larks out of most of them; and 1-1(1 broken hearted, disillusioned, cynical would-be iconoclasts, all because the particular (). A. O. had given them the go-bye; and there would have heen foimd, say, fallen victim to the wiles of woman nor suttVr( d from the cruel scratches of their claws. For these latter members of the ex- treme Ix ft we hold no brief beeau.se not being one of them, wc don ' t know the reason for their immunity. September oi)ened warm, with a rising tendency. First, of course, we drew text books, and in case I InncTi ' t mentioned it before, or if 1 fail to say so again, that is one of the first things which hai)i)ens to u.sher in a new semester at the.se classic portals. Men who have not been inside the Cadet Store for days running slip thru the ba.sement at this time and ])roudly clasp to their several bosoms the rudiments of some new j)ha.se of cultural training. When we eventually come to our just re- ward, having died both nobly and intelligently, as we have hetMi instructed, and are about to draw for (piarters in the Celestial Harraeks, the first thing we shall expect to .see is an order to rei)ort to the . ngelic Store to draw Hymn Books, the formation to be in ali)habetical oriler, an l su])ervised by VI jiul.h i; i;: ; 1 I had right of wav after . ' ? A. M. the Archangel in Charge, under the direction of St. Peter. " Then come the days " , a.s the authors of the subway titles in the movies .say, when rumors of resignation was thicker than fleas on a hound dog. Kaydets in three possible conditions, — heart-free, heart-broken and heart-less, don ' t get much out of Phil, Chem and el Espanol while they remain in the ])ost-morteni Furlo haze. But P. Wirt sjjrung his grinds as ])er schedule, P. Carter crashed tlirough with lots of lectures and we began to realize how awfully our respectable .styles had been cramped by a lack of the ' Panish language while on F ' urlo. As the days passed by in the regular order of from one to thirty-one and then go back to taw, the hard boys began to tear up the turf over on the football field. That team wa.s good — what I mean — and provided lot.s of gore and glory for themselves and the Cor])s, and lot.s of .shrieks for the intercol- legiate co-eds what adorn the .side-lines. Our fir.st tangle with Yale since back in the dark ages weren ' t so bad even tho we drew low card from the scoring deck. Old Eli was good but they was fighting mighty desperate like when the referee sounds ta])s on his whistle. Just hard luck, that were, and when in Xovemtier we heard some " Anchors A-Weigh " for the third time, old Hard Luck was singing his Swan Song, it being against the grain of ' ' ■2, ' 5 to see four straight Navy victories — a thing which ain ' t done in Army circles. Howthesomever, after doing the bright lights and in return, being done very thoroughly, we had another match booked up. So for a couple of weeks we went to the mat each day with the Phil writs and succeeded in going through the series without losing only two decisions. Of course there was several bouts which went for an extra period of four hours, and it was out of tho,se that them two decisions was lost. Then the Christmas cam])aign begun, with all the lucky ones headed for the front. G. H. Q. was established at Times S(juare with Broadway as the axis of Signal Communication — and the law laid down that S. O. S. .signals Whether or not the campaign was finished without the loss of a single battle or a skirmish, ain ' t for me to say, being as the Editor kind of warned me about being too tecknical in this here diatribe of mine, and some guy might not be able to explain very pronto to some inquiring female just why he never give a very full and complete account of where he spent that Christmas leave. There weren ' t no additional casualties due to the Christmas cam- paign, but believe you me, they was some inflicted during the next few months by our own pampered stable of punch-peddlers. Them boys had started the year liefore, but they didn ' t .seem to take their business so serious like, then. Only four out of twenty-seven bouts got away from them, and the neatness and despatch with which opponents was rotated from the vertical to the horizontal showed class and lots of it. These here ])imch-fests followed the basketball games — which games alway.s put the morale of the outfit way up, and as stated before. Napoleon says and we concur, that morals is to physique as ,S-in-l. We reckon that according to his probability tables the ratio we had when that Navy basketball team strayed uj) here from their native fo ' castle down in Maryland would give about .!)!)9 as the chance of winning. . 11 of which means the morale was pretty high, after Col. Koehler has made us all man-handlers. That team couldn ' t lose, and they didn ' t do nothing im])0ssible. Which mean we win the first leg on the EnglLsh Cu]). It just happened that this morbid sphere had been rotating so that Hundredth Night skidded up and come to a stop on that same Saturday. " Ho! Ho! Jo.se! " , (which ain ' t no wise crack at any riding instructor, but the name of the Hundredth Night .show) was good, what I mean, — good enough to make us forget that Hundredth Night didn ' t mean nothing but one hundred days till summer camp for those of us as had thought we were the wise owls of the roost back in June l!) ' -20. And that ' s .speaking quite a piece, to allow that much. Old Tenipus kept on fugiting, the meanwhile we collects such necessary bits of cultivated learning as are forced upon us through fear of ex-transportation, " ex " being short for the Latin of " This way out " , and soon we find ourselves going to our morning clas.ses by sunlight instead of in the dark, exteriorally si)eaking. Lieutenant Mo.sely does a Lochinvar out of the We.st on his airy steed and lines up a number of bad risks for the life-insur- ance comijanies, and then after the final Inquisition l)y P. Carter, aided and abetted by Messrs. Maurer and Rus.sell, June comes tripping gaily in, like a Denishawn dancer at a Charity tableau, if you get what I mean. Then June week and all the available bil- lets in the neighbor- hood was ref|uisitioned for f|uartering the an- nual array of feminism which rambles hither to aid in the return to abnormalcy of the slackened pulse the weary brain and the tired eyes of over- Foiirtli of July I ' -rade worked Kaydets. And Bunm-ss fis usual shvil of h x I ht ' in " Where we of the Corps Ik we weren ' t so busy l)iit them as studies the mechanics of e(|uini)rium by exi)eriments with tea-cui)s had jjlenty of time to try out their theories along meciianical and other hues, the meanwhile others chose to seek rest and relaxation in the (|uiet folds of a red-comforter or got considerable kick out of seeing how many holes of golf they could i)lay before some young Sara .cii crow i led them with a well directed i)all. (irachiatiou Pee-rade was something like, that year, with the First Class of ' H and the twenty-five men of ' ' ili who had been able to resist the teni])tations offered by a first- class year, and all the four-year [iroijaganda that was heaved at us, from the Math section to the (iymnasium. But it were a nice sensation, anyhow, w hen next day we could say Never Again on the business of sitting in rear while a class ahead went out, sheepskins in mitt. Next morning, since we had to catch a coni)le of boats to take us to Fisher ' s Island, the Com. thought it would be a good idear to slip uj) on them boats, the which was tied to the south dock anyhow, and catch them by surpri.se before daybreak, which we done in full field ecjuipment, plus. But about that F )rt Wright trip me and this Editor guy had a row and you ' ll find something about what we done down there chrouickled elsewhere in this xolume. I told him that no genus could write fifteen hundred words about a Coast .Vrtillery i)ost and lia e it get i)y the censors, an l further that sonic lesser light would lia e to hold the sack for jjraising that jjlace being as how lots of the gang don ' t like it, and one man actually hales even the ])ictures of the big guns they have down there. Anyhow, we just rode all day going down and the ditto coming back, all the camp chairs on board being arranged in columns or circles according to the occui)ation of the settee, . fter everybody had collected what stray bits of sleep as luul e.sca])ed during .June week, they all turns to their more or less natural -ocations of driving golf balls in the Sound, capsizing cat-boats or hea ing the regulation line for the edification of the inhabitants of the island and all the snrroimding territory. .Viid tli( re ain ' t been no report of any dainage done by our permi.scuous bombardment of the Sound, so the trij) can probablx ' be classified as " successful " , what- ever you may take that to mean. The.se old grey walls, surrounded by (juiet and solitude so » thick you could cut it with a knife, didn ' t look so worse when the good Ship " Absalom Baird " drove up and hitched at the dock. But we ain ' t had any time to enjoy peace and ([uiet until s|)ring house-cleaning is over. Our far-sighted mentors, (physically as well as mentally), had already turned out the volumes of field orders, tables of organization and all the choice excerpts from the I. D. R. which might in any way bear on the difficult task of moving trunk lockers from bar- racks to camp, and later following the band around the Plain to the same. Whereuj)ou this variegated contingent of the sons of Mars, after trying hojjelessly to spec the formula or to deter- mine the all im|)ortant mission hidden somewhere in the code language of the order, gave it u]), ])acked the hereinbefore men- tioned locker and lieat the schedule anyhow. Course, it wasn ' t lUmla-Koula ' old summer cam]) ' to us, with the gravelled streets and the two-man tents. That had all been torn up in accordance with the .settled military jirinciple of destroying every- thing for which you are sure to have a future but not an immediate use. But we managed to worry along fairly well in our jjyramid tents, which weren ' t quite a.s old as the Pyramids they was modeled after. You see, it stands to reason that the model had to be made first, so you can ' t throw ott ' none on them tents. The next grind i)ublislied on our respectable comi)any bulletin-boards is one of them crosses between a Ciiltist ' s dream and a F ' uturist ' s nightmare wliic ' h gets by in this neck of the wooils under the incog, of a " .schedule " . " Com- l)reliensile " is what they call them but it ' s a ten-to-one bet that concocting them mixtures is the eau.se of the mental depression that can ' t .see anything in the i)layful retraction of a plebeian chin exce])t grounds for a six-month slug. And a better bet — that the way this here Corps of Cadets waits unanimously for an English translation of these Ro.sctta stones is all that keeps their manhandling brains fit company for their manhandling bodies. But by following some guy who was willing to risk his rej). as an Egyptologist on his guess as to what come next, most everybody managed to attend enough drills so that the stock of every available branch of the .service fell, except the .Vir Service and we didn ' t have none of that. For a while we was busy answering (|uestions like " Are you Faithful! ' ' " and other conversation which hadn ' t ought to be carried on oNcr tclei)hone wires. Or ])erha])s it was ' |)uwwing pwugs ' on a switchboard or chasing down ' bwcaks ' in the line. ' eali, and there ' s eight of us going to be sentenced to the Signal Corjjs, too. Then, some of the lads went in for the " Lower than ))ossible position. Mount (ium " — a .sort of allegorical dance done in the ilat horizontal ])osition,t h e main theme being the locking of the jaws of ten or twelve dragons, represented by the variegated 1 i m 1) s. [247 I i l ' i 1 f cranks and gadgets on a machine gun tripod, wthoiit suffering the loss of more than one finger. Exee])t for the appearance of some centi- pedal tendencies, no ])ernianent harmful results of this training was reported. So that you won ' t disreniemher why we was devoting this perfectly good time to the.se drills and such. I guess it would he a good idear to state the AVhy as we was told it. Be- cause the why of why things is as they is, or at least why they ' re ordered like they should be, was always ex])lained in order that we might be trained and not broken. For a .simple example, the which ain ' t mine: Suppo.se that while har- nessing a wheel team to a " 75 " limber one of the dainty creatures .should inadverdently super- impose one of his hoofs on one of your own. ] Ian being a biped, one solution of the diffi- cultv exists in the prompt and forceful appli- Anchors A-ireigh! j j remaining foot where it will do the greatest good with the least possible effort. But then. Gentleman, his compliance with your forcibly exjjressed command is not voluntary. What you .should .seek is his hearty co-oi)eration by .showing him Why it is better for his own comfort and welfare that he keep his hoofs on terra firma. Then you have di.sciiilined yourself and you have begun to make the horse a worker, not a (piitter. Simple enough .system, ain ' t it, and they say it ' s the same with men if you don ' t mind being classed with a horse as far as brainpower goes. But the why of all this training was that the Reds and the Blues was getting on their respectable ears again over something or other and was negotiating for a war with a series of three battles, any tie battles to be played off for charity. Which explains why the group spirit was good whilst we synchronized our rifles with blank cartridges, down on the Polo flats or " clucked to our hor.ses " whilst negotiating the long, hard pull up by Lusk. When the battles finally started, though, they sure was awful. The Reds had grabbed off more territory than they did three years before and we had to fight it out on the line of the Torne if it took all summer, which is what it did. Honest, an account of them 1st, ' 2nd and Srd Torne campaigns wouldst make Gen. O ' Ryan ' s history of the • Tth Division sound like the reading of the minutes at a W. C. T. U. meeting. Everybody got in on the fight, the Cavalry doing a " Sheridan twenty miles away " to blow up a railroad over which the Reds might bring uj) reinforcements, and mentally thanking a far-sighted Providence and the New York State Highway Commission for the fortunate placing of those necessary parallel roads of the which we had heard more or less. The Field Artillery pounded, pounded, pounded, and the machine guns rat-tatted sufficient so that our brave doughboys could advance to a new line of tomato vines when the one before was stripped. And probably for the first time in history, G. H.Q. itself, as represented by the Com. was so far advanced as to be under the fire of its own guns when during the first day ' s battle of the first campaign the Artillery started in to make a Vauquois Hill out of the O. P. but was deprived of that sat isfaction by some very definite orders from the occupants. But as stated in the beginning, there ain ' t no percentage in writing down stuff that will probably rile the memory of some old grey-beard lieutenant in years to come .so that he ' ll kick out with apoplexy. It was all ju.st .some more proof that Sher- man ' s definition of war fulfills Lucius Hudson ' s requirement of Clearness, Conciseness and Correctness a whole lot better than Webster ' s. It were ' nt .so bad, getting back to barracks. Fact is, the field was kind of restless, waiting at the barrier to start the final race. Everybody got away in a good healthy stride, not showing any distress signal from overwork. At the quarter. Cheerful Charlie was sitting on the fence, picking the ones that would fall out at the half, and murmuring gently that they .should have died sooner, but he missed his guess. The half and the home-stretch finds the field intact and good for lots more races before the Final Judges are called on for any decisions. Then that aggregation of gridiron artists which has been developing around here since we got through making the world safe for the Democrats got going good in the first game and finished strong on Franklin Field. With a schedule for your eyebrow — Kansas, Auburn, Yale, Notre Dame and Navy occupying the places of honor — there ain ' t none of them took down our measurements, and only Yale and Notre Dame managed to take away what they started the game with. And in November, after wrecking the ho])es of several coming AU-Americans, we rambles to Philly for a go at the Middies, an outfit which there ain ' t nobody else better but, except us. According to the jiapers this " annual clash of the two service elevens was a dazzling spectacle of brilliant uni- forms and lovely fur-coated feminism. " There was also a battle staged on that .50 x 100 yard field the which woiddst make the .Vrgonne drive look like a lawn i)arty, and send thrills througli the mummy of Old Two-Tank-Hammond. All of the which mean we win — and ' ' ■23 keeps up the tradition of never .seeing four .straight Navy victories. And after teaching the Mids how to sing " Benny Havens " , we comes back home, not willingly " When we depart from Thee Ain ' t it a Grand and Ulurivn Feeling? " i 1 [248] 1 but ])retty work. Christmas Leave — tliat last chance heforc Graduation to practice up on the art of takin,« breakfast in bed — ])asscd with the troops tiis- tributcd about as usual, and all l)clic inu in " playing ' hard while they l)Iay " " ! I?ul al ' tcrwards there ain ' t nobody could |)ull a fjlum look with only five months to go till thkx. The e |uipmeut guys what stajies the exhibitions in West Academic could have sold boot-jacks by the pair when the kick of buying ' e(|uii)nieTit got to tickling our respectable backbones, ' I ' iieni was great days, when after l)eing ucally sheared, we ' d ramble out of the exhibitions and over to the CJym, finking them imaginary spurs the iiiean while. Then Hundredth Night drops in on us, a sort of booster charge to set things off proper, which it did. There was also co-incident with this I " IIV ' .Sons of today, ite salute you " resplendent event another .settoo with the Regiment of Midshipmen, which event we annexes by a right comfortable margin, even though it took place down in their own athaletic parlors in Dalhgren Hall. Finally we journeys down to the Astor House with a Hod and Knife Clul). which same was suppo.sed to be Ihcre for the looks of things, whilst our lirethern from -Vnnapolis decorates themselves with another intercollegiate title, but our own stalwart troopers ain ' t going to let this happcti, so tliey broad-slash themselves to that same title to the slogan of Twenty Fathoms Deep and No Bottom, which same means we win the IntercoUegiates again after a vacation of eleven years from the fencing arena. The rest moved too fast for any observations to be took. As Lucius Hudson would say " We are yet too close to the.se more recent events of our history to be able to .see them in their proper light and to give to each factor it ' s i)r )pcr valuation " and anyhow it ain ' t exactly becoming to cheat future historians out of their subject matter by writing too much about ourselves, ' ' i ' i has won this four-year bout, unanimous the liiggest preliminary of our careers so far, always shining under adversity, and now steps out of the ring, proud and happy in its achievements and looking for new worlds to conquer. f 1 I Camp Dix .V ' E a sood time and take lots of pictures. " When, with this partiiij; bit of friendly advice, the Com cast us from the Reservation in June lO ' iO, little did he realize what taking ways the class really pos- sessed. We proceeded to take everything from the cook ' s freshly haked biscuits to airplane rides and as a crowning coup d ' etat, some of the more daring entrepreneurs managed to accomplish the enlevement of the ( " om ' s own pushmo- bile. This latter didn ' t get by so big with the hoi polloi and conse- (|uently " Robin Hood ' s Merrie Companie " spent cjuite some time in i)reserving a large boulder from similar ■■ ' j brigands 1 B! Having heard a great deal of Camp Dix ■■Dix. iif ar,: h,r,-; we Confidently deemed a wonderful summer was ahead, and it was with light hearts that we followed the Band to the station that sunny June morning. We were all as happy as babes with new rattles at sight of .something beside the gray walls of the Point and con.sequently the first glimijse of Dix failed to dampen our enthusiasm. Our train sto])])ed near a little shed and someone shouted, ' " All Out I Cami) Dix! to the left I " .Vs we were debarking the band started tuning up, causing (|uite a liustle around the shed the poor fellow had a bad time of it for a while but e entually recei -ed reinforcements and became a fairly good sized organization. They then struck up a fox trot and we jazzed down a dusty road toward our new home. The distance to be covered was about a mile and inasmuch as we were to " out-soldier the soldiers " everyone kept his eyes glued upon his front rank files neck, breathed clouds of dust, and thought only of the feed which surely mu.st be awaiting us. But no such luck! There was baggage to unload and barracks to police before we could put on the feed bag, and we needed no .second invitation to wreak havoc with the corned beef and iced tea when they did come. We were away from civilization, allright perhaps theT.D. ])ut us there so we could have our Fourth-of-July P-rade. Nevertheless, after the newly made corps had finished driving their scpiads from place to ])lace and work to work, our Cadet Area, which included three barracks, a headquarters building, and a service club, resembled a going summer resort. We had a golf course, handball court and horseshoe pitching grounds, while everything, even to the coal bins, was ])ainstakingly whitewashed. After a couple of days getting acquainted with " service conditions " our five-ton flivvers sounded klaxon outside the door one morning — we were off to the much-heralded rifle range! After a day ' s work hunting non-exi.stent roads and digging trucks out of the sand, we arrived at our destination in time to take a hurried survey of the place and come back via a corduroy road which must ha e shaken the teeth out of our ancestors. This trip soon became our daily nightmare, and the battle-cry " Every man an ex|)ert " gave way to " Low Bridge! " and " Fore for the chuck- hole! " If some of the shimmys executed in tho.se trucks could be reproduced at the Rendez- vous, Gilda wouldn ' t have a ] rayer! The work on the range was hard but who will ever forget, " Ready on the right? Ready on the left? " , the lem- onade and boiled cabbage, " Pop Waffles " and the fights over the phone, the bets in the pits, and finally that last fire problem? There may be hotter feZ- X [250 I s 1 ])lace.sthan that ranf e, hut we ha e our doubts — there may Vie drier places with more sand, hut we liope we ' ll never see them. Yes, it was an ex])eri(Mice loiiff to he rememheredl Diills!- ' Of course, — there arc always drills. Ours weren ' t so had — any sort of change was a relief after nine months of academic work and plchcdom. So we battled our way with a will ajiainst an inxisihle, in- taufiiblc enemy in a nc er ending. ever shifting warfare, returning home, tired, thirsty and mos(|uito- bitten, to hang our faces on a cup of ice-cold lemonade — pre])aration of wlucn was the great unwritten duty of the X. ( ' . O. ' I ' he brew and some mail revived our si)irits and forth we would go again to the hurricane deck of a plunging Pegasus or to hang by the eyebrows on the east end of an artillery carriage going west at a mad gallop. There were thrills galore tho.se hot, du.sty mornings! As long as we rode in the " Indl rings " everything was lo ciy, hut lialaklaxa had notiiing on us Anderson took us out on the road one morning. lie left the stables with some fifty troopers and withii the landscape was covered with embryo ;„, Hoy Islam! when Major ten minutes ax ' alry men clinging passionately to the necks of pitching, cii. ' irging, snorting mounts, while the more unfortunate sat in the shallow puddles with which the country was dotted and watched their riderless steeds disajjpear over the horizon. Many of the inhabitants of the Camp were lirought ru.shing to i ' ) ' their doors by such sounds as, " Whoa, (lodfrey! Whoa, Hoy! Steady, L ■ ' ify .,t " J .steady there. Boy — Halt, you half-witted, sim|)le cow, or I ' ll kill you!! " f, ' ' C rk ' ' ' " ' " " t ' llf ' " ,v I acked a kick " ' — ,— , as well, as was testified by nniny It " " ' ; T " =-V- ]■ l ' ' ■ , a heedless gunner after being i » . ' • , 2 caressed by the heavy end of a %cAt ' - ■ ' recoiling fiekl i)iece. Hut dodging tra eling breech blocks and flying hoofs was tame sport when some of the troo])s started juggling six- inch shells with armed fuses. Houncing these babies off the trail .seemed ciuite le dernier cri to some of the gun crews, but their faces wore a never-to-be-forgotten look when one would drojj — impotence, terror, hope, and despair were all registered at once as each man sent in his mental reservation for flowers and a harp. Verily, the (Jood Lord watcheth o er the drunk, the in.sane, the love-lorn, and the Kaydet. Hy dinner time we considered the day ' s work over — all except the boys who went in for privilege ho])i)ing. They |)retended to di.slike their little after-lunch formation at the Camp Gym, but secretly they enjoyed it. For who could resist the lure of an afternoon in the cool interior of a beautiful pavilion with such charming and ingenious ])artners and the enchantment of sweet syncopated music, and our own dear Evelyn hovering near urging that the left steam shovel be placed in the right-and-a-half intermediate ])osition? Of this delectable pastime there was never a de;irth! Along about the second month aerial sports became the rage. Those of us who had reached man ' s estate were put on a roster to mount l)alloon, and the infants hastened to write home for jjarental blessing and floral preference. So in turn we i)iled into the basket, pulled the bell roi)e, and watched old Earth dro]) from imdcr. " Pistol Paul " a daring, intrepid soul and a tobacco fiend w ithal — being in need of a stogie or two, otfcrcd to dismount from said balloon at the gallo]) if some other gullible " Tac " would stake him a box of Ilabanas. A well known member took him up, and Pablo, doing likewise w ith him- self, calmly stepped ott ' into s])ace. However the ' chute ojjened as per .schedide and the Habanas were forfeit — the troops, nuittering " Xo soaji " , went on with their meal. Riding the ethcrial bumi)ers in the airi)lanes furnished more of a kick. Everyone took a stab at it and strange to say, there were no casualties. While " Mike " Buckley and two or three others display fragments of |)ropellers and tell of engines coming back in their laps, their rashes were of the i).seudo kind and didn ' t damage anything bill their veracity. On the wholi- our introduction to the Air Ser ice left us with two somewhat ivi(l impressions the hoys who take it are hoinid to rise and thc ' will ncxcr make but one mistake! XoTi-curriculum acti ities varied all the way from Dick ' s Mall Young table to dragging twelve-year-olds to the bi-wc -k!y lio[)s. Many asked nothing better than a long afternoon in which to -ainp old carcass in the lowest possible position with a ( ' osmo and a ])ack of skags for c-ompany. ' I ' ennis was a most popular SI edicine lUili Cham pious Guard Mouuli x [251] T diversion if you could bor- row a racquet and find a few balls. Occasionally " Pop AVaffles " would comman- deer the reconnoissance car for us and a jiicked bimch of " walri " would be off to lirown ' s lills. Some of the more ])ersistent handshakers of the class managed to get liold of a few so-called horses and proceeded to privilege ride with great gusto. For some reason American golf failed to flour- •• IW.tcl, the lalhin,,- jgj _ l, ,t its Ethiopian name- sake hardly sufl ' ered from ennui. Horseshoe pitching, a favorite among the proletariat, furnished a maxiuuun of amusement with mininuun effort. The Royal Order of the Dragon was conferred upon practically all members of the Klan at one time or another by convivial gatherings in the bath house. The novice was deposited in the interior of a wicker laundry liasket and the lid securely wired. He was then copiously anointed with the divers oils and es.sences retiuisite to his thorough ordination and the basket ])laced under a cold shower for such time as the brethren deemed appropriate. The efficacy of this procedure is unquestioned! Another form of exercise for which the rabble went out en masse was the stuffing of old enormous thrice per diem with the greatest regularity. Oh Boy, how we did eat ! Ham, eggs, hot-cakes, biscuits and dumplings, salads, lemonade, and watermelons — our only regret was our inability to transport the whole shooting match back to the Point with us. S])eaking of meals reminds one of the little get-together formations at supi)er, when the .shorter third of the class endeavored to learn how the longer two-thirds lived, and vice versa. The flankers went over and ate all the runts ' des.sert whereupon the runts retaliated in kind — which engendered fraternal spirit .so that if a runt so much as entered tlie other barracks he was fortunate to get out in one piece and the appearance of a flanker in the " Second Co. Dugout " was the signal for a spontaneous hardware barrage! Socially, " An enjoyable time was had by all " . With hops twice a week not even the deepest-dyed Red Mike could resist the aj)peal to skip a light fantastic at least once. Several of our .social lights .staged their debut about this time, es])ecially one Slew-foot, the Social Southpaw, who unfortunately came out with the wrong hoof first, nuich to the embarrassment of his fair partner. On the whole, barring the dearth of white trow, collars, cuff ' s, etc. (which led to the u.se of celluloiil substitutes), theho])s were higlily successful, winding up at the dose of the season with a mixed doubles affair dubbed " Camp Illumina- tion " and combining a show, a -stable ' " boodle-fight and a general free- IL ° ! J U ' " ' W HB I i y iC- ' A-. a - ' 1 for-all. As tliere was no taps that night a few of the boys blew into Mount S ' t cS b ? ' " Holly about ' i A.M. and startled the police force out of two years ' pay — k ' iW ' I ' .,., ' %. " .-j the old fellow thought the rebels were in town again. JKHH B9 S Saturday In.spection was a rare formation. The squad-room floor re- - ' IIII IB ■ ' n } ? deck of a battleship as the gang industriously plied mop and broom In preparation while outside everything from kodaks to dirty socks " ' ' " ' ' y " fen j. ll jYoni oi)ened cartridge boxes and the Company B-plate was passed from man to man. The critiques were held immediately afterward with the week-enders on the extreme edge of the assembly, suitcase in hand and one foot pointed for the nearest jitney. Another week and they would have had Major Thompson delivering his talk from a trailer on the rear of their Trenton-bound bus! Yet without those week-ends what would Dix have been? Oh Boy, it was a grand and glorious feelin ' just to be bound for somewhere! Were it the Great White Way, the Atlantic City Boardwalk, or .simply a trij) down the painted Rancocas, tho.se twenty-four hours were LIVED! And as one officer put it, " There wasn ' t a place on the Jersey coa.st which was not visited by some kaydet that summer " . The celebration of Camp Illumination brought it home to us that our summer was nearly at an end. One more week-end and we returned in a jjouring rain to find the camp in ])itch darkness. By the uncertain light of guttering candles we packed our trunks and our bags, our golf sticks and our rac(|uets, and made ready for the long, long hike. Were we sorry the summer was over? — Most emphatically NO! For it made the yearling ' s dream of dreams just two months nearer. And so we .set out the next morning, heavy laden and light hearted, with a hundred and thirty-five miles to do and ten days to do it in. Thus ended the Corps ' first summer abroad. " It niitjlii have been worse! " " llouu uyuiu blues " [252] t V A Ft. H. G. Wright K KILLE and hroakfast sliortly after midnight doesn ' t sound hke a very ])ropitious heginning for a deadt)eat First Chiss year, now does iti At hrst ghmce, no, hut wlien that ' s tiie only soiree of a full and eoni|)lete two weeks of good fun it ' s a (hti ' erent matter, and that was the ease when we emi)arked for Fort Wright on the morn- ing after (iraduation. We were kiaded flown with full held eciuipnienl l)lus suit-eases, golf hags, tennis rackets, choice hits of fiction, and everything for a happy home exce|)t the gold hsh l)owl when we stowed away on the " Baird " and the " Ord " hefore dayhreak. At first everyone dug in individually wherever they could find a warm spot, but as the day hriglitened and we drew near the sjihere of inff ience of Father Knickerhocker ' s X ' illage small grou])s began to form and while away the hours trying out the laws of probability with the cubes and rectangles dedicated to Lady Luck. " Fo " Adams com- mitted his usual breach of the i)eace by rendering choice selections (his own choice) on his little i)in piccolo, and of course the " Vacation with a Kodak " fiends maneuvered to all i)ossible ])ositions in the rigging to take their pictures. As each contingent landed at Usher ' s Lsland that evening, they were directed to barracks clos • by the flocks, where things were fouiul to be very homelike steel lockers, Q. M bunks, n ' everything. Secondly, and most imi)ortant, the ravenous crew which had subsisted since morning on a P. M. E. lunch was ehowed by a Mess Sergeant who surely had the right dope on the ta.stes and capacity of K-dets. Next morning gun drills began on the 6 " and 1-2 " guns and the 12 " mortars, the three battalions rotating at the different guns so that the firing might be done on all at once after the necessary proficiency had been accpiired in the art of Home Ham and Retract by Hand. The Coast gained lots of warm supporters on the four-hour program we followed, as we knocked off at eleven thirty and had the freedom of the seas and islands until taps. The ILiy Harbor Club had extended us the privileges of their links, courts and chib l)efore we left home, so the golfoids broke out with their entrenching tools and immediately started in the course for re-sodding. Number Two hole took its toll of the balls that go down to the sea on slices, and Number Three ])resented several tactical problems appro- l)riate to the .Vrtillery, such as high angle fire and the searching of slopes (also the rough). .Vnd of course it was the lads from the deserts and the Rockies who went in for sailing. .Vfter getting up a i)arty of three or four who were willing to take a chance, and getting the boat in slia|)e and away from her anchorage, the next (luestion was who had ever been in a kitty boat before? Since there was .seldom an u|)roar t f an.swers, the fact that no one was drowne l is a standing proof of that oft-repeatetl assertion, " " Sou can ' t kill " em I " Swimming was an available s|)ort, but few besides the most rabid exponents of Physical Culture Theories were very enthusiastic after their first dij) in the cold brine of the Sound. It was one of those things which are all right if you like ' em. For the stay-at-homes, the clicking of tlu " ivories in the recreation room and the softer clicking of smaller ivories in the quarters above were soothing enough — in fact, certain x coinhinations of clicks would cause a listener to retire to his hunk and dreamless slumber. Then, too, week-end leaves were available for the asking without a ])revious test of thirty days worship at the shrine of the great god Dis. So when Saturday ' s work was done, those who had carefully conserved or garnered the necessary wherewithal did trij) lightly aboard our gallant yacht, headed for New York via New London, or for parts unknowti. Keen leaves, those were, too, with no Sunday ])arade to make and only the slow motion gun drill plus l)unk fatigue for a chaser on Monday. During all this time the stantlard, lark 1, K-det line was showing re- markable powers of recuperation after heavy employment during June Week, so the Ho]) lanagers fixed it up to stage three hojjs during our stay — on Wednesday, Saturday, and the Tuesday before our return home, riie Enlisted IMens " ( " lub was ])laced at our dispo.sal and Col. Abernathy pro ided an orchestra from the Post Band, so it was only necessary to find some femmes. Profiting by the example of " ' •2 ' 2, we took our cue to leave it to the officers of the Post to relieve .scarcity and they did nobly in importing a boat load from New London Thereafter the K- dets i)r()ved cai)able of providing for themselves and all the hops went big, the final ho]) being at the Mansion Hou.se. On the ' ■2 ' -2nd the Yale-Harvard boat race took place on the Thames near New London and Col. .Vbernathy gave us the " Baird " for the day. All who desired to go i)iled aboard, and we moved uj) the river to an excellent position from which the last mile of the race could be seen. After C|uite a few more than the ordinary number of rumors the shells finally came in sight, the Blue with a fair lead which it increaseil to about two lengths at the finish. Going home that evening we did not run into a fog. It would be unfair not to give Fort Wright credit for the fogs which grow round about there, as they are ((uite the equal of any .seen in ' dear Lunnon ' or any other locality which i)uts on lots of swank about the density, volume and general ((uality of its mists. The Fort AVright fog is very carefully cultivated and trained, so that when the fog horns, which, like the moo.se-horn or turkey-call, are designed to lure the game, in this case the fog, in their direction, begin to moan, one soon sees the white bank obediently roll in from the direction in which it last di.sap- ])eared. That this fog is useful in many ways is evidenced by the fact that .several cadets coming from New London missed the Island en- tirely and might have attained the three mile limit under its protective screen had not someone turned oft ' the fog horns, and let it run away. . nd for the regular inhabitants, fogs pro])erly managed could be made to eliminate drills entirely, as they did for us on several occasions. Record firing was done on the ' •2 ' -2nd, ' 2;?rd and ' 24th, with a good l ercentage of technical hits on the imaginary ship re])re.sented by the fifteen-foot red canvas pyramid which the tug towed up and down the channel. All went well until one six-inch gun (the gun, not the crew, who were flankers), dissatisfied with technical hits, made enough com- pensating errors in range and detlection to ort ' set the B. C. ' s correction assuring the safety of the target and blew the blame thing out of the water! On Saturday the gun crews which had fired the course were allowed to observe from the target tug and were unanimous in the choice of the Coast .Vrtillery over tlie Navy after viewing the antics of a thousand pound ])rojectile ricocheting across the water. We had been invited to send a track team to the submarine Ba.se Track and Field meet at New London on the 27th — a gallant challenge but a di])lomatic faux pas on the i)art of the Navy. . rmy starred and the rest also ran, in every event except the hundred, for which the team arrived too late, and the shot put won by a shell tosser from one of the Coast defences. Four relay cups, one large cu]), and enough medals to satisfy the heart of a Mexican Generalissimo were Army ' s .share of the booty. After the final hop, which was a max, we had a day on the sound- ranging apparatus which was .something like a review of everything we ' ve had in the way of math from Wells to Maurer inclusive. Then, on Wednesday (in our best imitation of S. Pei)ys, Es(|.), " to home, where we foimd much to occupy our time but scarce enough to erase from our minds the hai)])y memories of our .sojourn on the Island. .Vnd many of our number did settle down to a steady boning of Coast, with or without. " x [254 I Camp Clinton |r 5 S]()W that it is over and rcicfiatcd to tlio liinlx) of SoinVs " X. =c-„ -? We Have Sur ivo(l, it is only fittiiit; ' that we dclxc into the musty recesses of our shij fiish First (Mass skulls and try to exhume a few pleasant reeoUections of Klam]) Klinton. In a word, it devolves upon us to l)e the hypocrites and perjurers that custom and tradition rec(uire, so that future classes, as soireed as we, will, following; ' our jjrecedent. wax reminiscent and say then as falsely as we say now, " Tmk.m was the Days! " For we roared, " Yea, First Class Camp! " , in hifjh glee as we ])aeked our seven score and fourteen pieces of e(|uii)afie into laundry hags and hauled same to the tents we had ])reviously selected. And then, while unscramhling an assortment of white trow, ])owder solvent, i)omade, an l l{-])lates, it dawned upon us that hoth " yea " and " glee " had heen a tritie i)reniature--al)ortive expressions of an exidtation which never materialized. This awakening was occasioned by a perusal of the orders and regulations, a copy of which had been placed in each tent. One can e.seape from Sing-Sing or Matteawan by edging through the spaces between iron bars or by beaning a .sentry, but from Klamp Klinton, once the guard was posted, one could only dejiart l)y oozing through the interstices of thickly strewn " . 11 Rights " . A G. C. M. manual, an I. D. R., and a copy of Cornelius .Vgripjja ' s textbook of necromancy had to be consulted every time one wished to cross a .sentry ' s post without violating more than a handful of " Orders and Regula- tions for the I ' nited States Cor])s of Cadets " . For example: if. ha iiig liad the temerity to cross a jjost, and if, ha ing remembered not to walk across the Plain, one had succeeded in getting as far as the gynniasium. and had managed to comj lete a swim in the ])ool — if, after all the above had been done, one learned that upon that jjarticular day the ]iool had been re.served for officers, i)lebes, ladies. menil)ers of visiting royal families, or high officials of the (ioat Herders " I ' nion. and hence was off limits for cadets, was it a matter of honor to report the culiiable conduct ' i It is assumed, of course, that none of the abo e-mentioned persons for whom the |)ool had been reserved were |)resent at the time of the illegal .swim — but why continue? Vet it mu.st be confe.s.sed, in all justice to the T. I)., that they took matters in hand and juggletl the regs until eventually one could leave camp without a ])ass|)ort. It would seem from the above that it was at all times difficult to get out of caTn| , l)ut sucli was mo.st decidedly not the case. In the forenoon the proc ess of departure was i)ainfully ciisy — no drill .section was ever held uj) on a technicality — }amu x ' . ' . .Vrul such drills! Such infinite variety!! Trul.v it was a liberal education to contemplate the schedule in its colossal grandeur — cavalry, infantry, artillery, machine-gun. special weajions, and signal corps, to sa.v nothing of a short course in assassination with bayonet and hand grenade. Here was intensive training raised to the .V ( power — a system of instruction that would in three months make a field marshal or a maniac of anyone. No, Clarise, the cla.s.scs of ' ' i. ' } and ' ' •2.5 had but two months of it! It is a fact, however, that all great evils ha c their small compen- sations and this was no exception, for tiic morning ' s drill, followed liy a heavy meal washed down with a gallon of iced tea, ])ut the ex| onenls IME 255 of the Red Comforter Marath(jii in fine training. Barring the golfoids. tlie devotees of privilege riding, and tiie unfortnnates doomed to qualify (111 the target range, the entire Hat would hit the hay after dinner and -■iiore away in cadence until jj-rade. Praised he the All Highest that l unk fatigue was not verbotenl Nor was life an unbroken round of drills and slumber — mais non! Pas (III tout. ' There were many little diversions, such as three-day field maneuvers, night problems, special p-rades in honor of more or less distinguished visitors, color lines, guard tours, and those cute little formations at which our adolescent Napoleons, whipping Excalibur to the breeze, bawled forth commands which must have crashed simul- taneously upon the far-flung crags of Storm King and Bear Mountain. Of these entertainments perhaps the most can be said of, for, and against the field maneuvers — delightful bits of florid fancy evolved by the T. 1). They were great maneuvers all right, heat, dust, rain, swamps, darkness, grime, muck, grease, and moscpiitoes to the contrary not- withstanding, and were the best imitation of warfare that the Corps or any portion thereof has ever had the pleasure (?) of enduring. In- fantry, auxiliary arms, artillery, cavalry, and signal corps were co-ordi- nated according to the latest rules of war. Artillery was dragged into unheard of positions and fired over the heads of the troops advancing against the objective; machine guns, one pounders, and stokes mortars were hauled, carried, and hurled into locations from which they could ■■pound, pound, ])ound " the hyi)othetical enemy; and during the night attacks the signal detachments furnished their little contribution toward making this latest Armageddon a realistic att ' air with enough rockets, ' ery lights, flares, and chenille to make the hottest corner of Lucifer ' s realm look like the north side of an ice factory. And while all this was going on cavalry patrols and raiding parties kept Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain aware of the fact that major operations were in progress. AYitli saber and pistol, with oaths and clatter of hoofs. Holy •Idc ' s troopers upheld the sacred traditions of the mounted service. Nor should the infantry be forgotten, for they were the center of all this maelstrom of co-ordinated demoHtion. Their problem was simple iiiougli — they had but to advance through swamps, keep close to the surface of the water so as to avoid shorts from the machine gun barrage, .111(1 during lulls in the battle to fix bayonets and repel the assaults of myriads of voracious mosquitoes. But enough of maneuvers, they were joyous aft ' airs — joyous, gentle, and long to be remembered, as were also the marches from the field of battle back to Camp Clinton. Speaking of returns from maneuvers, has anyone forgotten the day we received a visit, en mas.se, from a certain great Cosmopolitan Club, about two hours after we had parked our jianoply of war? By all the (iods on Olympus, it sticks well and firmly in the crania of " ' 23 and ' •■251 Our hymn of hate completely engulfed the feeble notes of the Band as we limped in review — of course, though, the cavalry detail, while suft ' er- iug in other ways, experienced no great agony in marching across the Plain! Although our guests knew nothing of the ill-starred day selected for their visitation, this fact did not make any the less fortunate those who passed out before the jjarade thus escaping the ordeal of having to sit in P-S jacket, unbathed and unshaven, sticky, footsore, and ex- hausted, while the multitude in.spected our native lairs — and ate their peanuts themselves! Yet, despite its multitudinous soirees, Camp Clinton was not without its pleasant features. The satirists of the Corps amused us at the Color Lines; the band concerts contributed to our pleasure; and Fort Clinton ])arai)et made a pleasant site for many afternoon courses in the Law of Least Squares, Probability, and Chance. Last of all the summer ' s work had a startling effect on our morale in that it infused into the sys- tem of even the most inveterate goat a burning desire to return to barracks, enter a section room, seize a pointer, and sounil ott ' with great gusto, " ' Sir, I am required to discuss !! " In closing we ask if aught but a miracle could make one of our Sultans of the Ultimate Section desire to di.scuss anything whatsoever with the P ' s? So let us gi e Klamp Klinton its just deserts by saying that whenever we think of its glories the thought of fessing cold and dying, pointer in hand, at the foot of a blackboard besmeared in five colors does not seem such a cruel fate after all! We salute both Camp Clinton and the minds which conceived it. .1 M. is Enx ' oke!!!!! !lllillhl;i!l!i:!:!!!i;:;i::!:! ' .i:i;:iiii!ii:!liiill [256] %xJ- The Beast Detail I ! w fc HEX Dame Rumor first started prognosticating, along in the early spring of W ' -i ' i, that the powers that he had decide l to revert to the time-honored old custom of Beast Harracks for the proper up- bringing of the i)roletariat, every man in the class of l9 ' -23 went hack in memory to those first sense- shattering days of his own jjlehedom. " Dro)) it, pick it upl " , the matutinal race around the plain, the nexer-ending excursions " from the hasoment to the fourth floor and hack, two steps at a time " , these antl many other harrowing memories filled the minds of all as thcv thought of Hcast Barracks. However the coming event remained entirely in the " official rumor " clas Uriglit when the jjoo]) sheet came out gixing the ])ersounel of the Detail -Vs lor the Tacs who " assisted " we need only say that there was one regular Tac assigned to each com|)any. and anywhere from one to three assistants gathered in from the -Vcademic departments. AH were out to make a good job of it and almost without exception they gave a great amount t)f leeway to the kaydetson the detail and backed them up in everything they did. Kventually, after the Corps had moved to sununer camp, and the detail to its ])alatial a])artments on the ground fioors of North Barracks, the fateful July 1st arrived, {{cast Barracks had arrived — but what an arrival! No resounding crash of suitcases on the sally])ort rtoor, no hoarse roars of disajjproval a.s some poor innocent calmly re])lied " Jones " to that j olite request for his cognomen. Naught but a mild re(|uest to line up against the sallyport wall and |)racticc the gentle arts of " Right Face " , " .Vbout F.vck " , " Hand Saiate " . For the T. D. had gently im])res,sed upon all and sundry that the dull thud of the falling suitcase and the ])leasures of home and mother would be, it might be termed, cause and eflfect. As fast until the last ew (lavs ( if the trip to Fort Off half a ilozen initiates could be gathered tf)gether they were double-timed over to North Barracks, shown to their ai)artnients, re(|uestcd to divest themsehes of all ,su])erfluous clothing and then started on those back-breaking journeys to the Kaydet Store. " Take this laundry bag to your room and bring back two empty ones. S|)eed, Mr. Dumgard, spcedll " So went the morning of July 1st. F ' inally first call for dinner sounded. Somehow during that arduous morning enough .seconds had been s(|ueezed out to give the jjlebes the most rudimentary idea of " Squads Right " — just enough to insure that they would glo- riously tie it up. A pleasant pro.spect for tho.se intrusted with conveying about two hundred ])lebes from North Barrac-ks to the mess hall without lossl But the " exacting training " of these monsters in human form solved the mystery. By the ingenious device of s])rcatliiig a thin line of guardian angels in all directions in which it was cal- culated that a plebe could i)ossil)ly run our charges were safely brought into the fold without more than a cou])le of scouting parties being necessary. The next few days were mainly a repetition, in modified form, of the first. Finally all were Scrivensed, shoed, trousered, shirted and capped. Then the summer ' s drill commenced. Classes in courtesies, doughboy calisthenics, ma|)|)ing filled the mornings. Rifle instruction, intramurder, retreat formation, inspection of rooms — these filled the afternoons. It was work — real work that produced an astonishing melting of freshly changed collars and a terrifying soiling of ciift ' s. Even in the evenings there was some work to do — for five full jiages of (|iiill are not written in a minute. Most of the Detail were free, however, each evening and the ho])s, the entertainments in summer cam]) and e ' en other more delightful spots were duly graced with their presence. To others the lure of the beguiling red comforter far outweighed the alleged advantages of all other forms of amusement and prodigious snores rent the air almost before the |)lebes had realized that they were home from sujjper. -Vll went along beautifully for about the first three weeks. Then came the startling announcement that we were " missing the advantages of the summer ' s training " . Each company ' s detail was to be increased from five to six and half of these would go each morning to summer camp and " observe. " Any mathematical shark can deduce by the methods of C. Smith the resulting increase of work thrust iij)on those who remained. But there was no use howling and three proceeded to do the work that five had done before. The main difficulty encountered in this new system was not the increa.se of work, for all were willing to sweat blood in whi])i)ing the plebes into shape, but rather in maintaining the continuity of instruction. It was difficult for those who the morning before had gaIlo])ed wildly oxer the cavalry i)lain to the insi)iriTig melody of " I said ' Column of Fours ' not " Flock of Blackbirds ' " to avoid either rei)eating something already given or omitting something that should have been given. But by means of fre(|uent conferences between the different groups of the detail and between the Tacs and the detail this was overi-ome in a fairly satisfactory nianner. l last came the first hike of the troops in summer cam|). It was unthinkable that the mere training of two hundred and fifty new |)lel)es should stand in the way of our heroes ' educations. So the whole detail was hustled off to " ob.serve " for the three days hike. The term " observe " turned out to be a misnomer, for it was noted that the " ob.servers " totetl just as many mos- (|uito bites as anyone else. The battle of The Torne was fought — the enemy wa.s mauled, mutilated, massacred and Gelling ' em Ojf lo Diiiuer Mlliiililjlhllll [257] nj I mopped up — the cavalry rode throiif;li tJie nifjht and seized the " railroad center " of Central Valley — the artillery cursed and swore — and the doughboys would have done likewise but for the fear of swallowing a mouthful of mosquitoes. And then we came home. Then for the first time the inestimable privileges of the Beast Detail became api arent. While our comrades of the battle staggered o ' er the jilain for the edification of " our guests " we one and all draped our graceful forms over our " Cots, Quartermaster, 1 " and slumbered. Boy, what a sleep! Not even the blare of the band passing in review nor the thunderous roars of the " majors " giving their battalions " Columns of Squads " could rou.se the weary worshippers at the shrine of lorpheus. Shortly after the thrilling events recounted in our last paragraph, the summer ' s drill schedule brought forth in due course the subject of Guard Detail. And let it be here recorded that of all inventions of man and the Devil this business of trying to impress the intricacies and vagaries of interior guard duty indelil)ly upon the mind of the impervious plebe is the one best calculated to bring grey hairs to the unfortunate teacher. The job is heartrending! Hour after hour is spent in the hopeless task of making sure that Mr. Dumjohn, Sir, understands that he salutes all O. (i. ' s and does not salute the Corp. Whereujjon ten thousand O. G. ' s could pass his post without invoking so much as the tremor of an eyela.sh, while the mere distant view of the Corj) sends him into spasms of " Present Arms " . And so it goes. The Detail strove jiatiently and at last congratulated themselves that all their plebes were qualified to walk a tour of guard without .spearing the O. D. on a bayonet or telling the O. C to " Stand and deliver " . But all things come at last to an end and finally the time arrived for the jjlebe hike. As for the last couple of years this ha])py event was to take the form of a saunter over a few square miles of hills on the ojjposite side of the river. The detail was to go along and, after Lewis had drawn the Q. M. assignment and Dodd and Miles Reber had undertaken to see that the plebes were not reduced to cannibalism, the rest breathed easier and .settled down to enjoy the next five days. Monday morning bright and early we .started off and after a few hours of easy going arrived at Peekskill where we were greeted liy a band that in the eft ' ervescence of its joy proceeded to .set the highest recorded tenii)o in the history of melody murdering, . fter a mile of this double time at a walk the whole outfit was only too glad to reach the State Camp and sjjread its lines of sum mer cottages on the target range. After all the plebes had been finally rescued from the wiles of the great metropolis, we pulled out the next morning and reached the shores of a lake witli a name that sounds like Joe trying to express his feelings after the platoon leader has given " Rally " . Here the morale of all was rai.sed by the clieering announcement that swimming would not be allowed for fear of polluting the New York water supply. Since the .shores of the lake were lined at the time with civilian bathers the feelings of all can be imagined better than described. Then followed I ake Mahopac and Lake Oscawanna with a hop at both places. Throughout the hike the kindly thoughtfulness of tho.se who had removed all the desserts and other edibles from the menu was a subject of loving comment, and the joy with which all gave hours to straightening tent ropes for inspections by the.se same dear friends was touching in the extreme. But at last the final day arrived and we started back. For the edification of those members of 19 ' 23 who have never been privileged to take this little jaunt from Oscawanna to Garri.son we should state that it is the clearest demonstration of that well-known geomet- rical principle that a straight line is the shortest distance between two j)oints. For the road, if such it can be called, between the.se two charming spots is certainly straight — straight up. The unfortunate men who have never Ijeen permitted to take this most interesting and in.structive tour may, however, attain ])ractically the same results by clothing themselves in a raincoat, shouldering their pack and doing a daily dozen up and down the flagpole on the run. Back once more at the Point the few remaining days of the summer were spent in distributing the ])lebes to their new ((uarters. Then the Corps came home from summer camp and the Beast Detail officially jjassed out of existence. To those men who were privileged to be on it it will always appear as one of the most interesting and valuable periods of their career. No better training in the handling of new men could possibly be had, and we heartily recommend all men in the lower cla.sses to bone the Beast Detail. Before C|uitting this dry epistle we ought to give a word of prai.se to the " King of the Beasts " — Tudor. He handled the difficulties of his job in great style and acted as advi.ser even to the T. D. " The Beast Detail is dead — long live the Bea.st Detail! " [258] i!!l!l " ii:i!:: ' ;l1! ' :. I " v Class of 1924 Adams, L. W. Dawson. A. Hawkins, J. R. Marcinski Scott. J. D. Alderman Dean, R. L. Healv Marcus, D. Shumate Andrews, E. L. Decker Hennev Martin, D. D. Siblev Andrews, R. C. Des Islets, J. L. M. Hill, D. C. Mattice Simon Appleby Dewev. L. R. Hirz Mead, A. D. Slater Arnold Dickerson Hitchings Meehan Smith, D, B. Bailey, C. N. Dillard Hoeper Mesick Smith, G. J. Baker, E. C. Doane Hosea Miller, A. D. Smith, J. C. Barksdale Dombrowsky Hullev Moore, C. E. Smith, M. E. Bennett, C. W. Dudley, W. K. Jernigan Morris, J. A. Smythe Berry, R. W. Duval John Mulligan. D. J. Stanley, D. S. Bertsch Dyer Johnson, F. W. Murphy, H. A. Steel, G. H. Beurket Eaton Johnson, W. L. Murtaugh Stevens, V. C. Blanchard Eddleman .Justice Noel Stevenson, C. G. Blinn Elmore Keeler, F. R. Nugent Strohecker Booth, C. L. Ely, E. B. Kendall O ' Neill Sullivan, G. J. Brinson Fisher, R. E. Ker, H. Palmer, C. D. Tasker Brown, P. W. Fisher, S. H. Ketchum Palmer, G. W. Textor Brunner, W. J. Fletcher, L. S. Kiel Pape Theis Bump Foote, A. G. Kieltv Parmlv Thompson, F. J. Burgess Forman Kirkendall Partridge Thompson, R. H Busbey France Koch, R. A. Paton Towers Cameron Gamble Kuniholm Pence Tracy, M. W. Carpenter, F. F. Card Ladue Peterson. E. J. Traywick Caywood Garges Lanham Pickhardt Triplet Clark, L. M. Gibbs Lawes Poblete Tucker Claussen Gillespie, W. D. Lawter Polsgrove Turner Clyburn Glasgow Lee, E. O. Poore Vichules Coates Glenn Lenzner Pulsifer Weir Conley, S. G. Goodman Leonard, A. T. Rasmussen Wells, B. H. Conrad Graling Liebel Reardon Wells, J. B. ( )oper, P. Graves, R. Lightcap Renn White, E. H. Cornog Greene, I. B. Lloyd Richardson, AV. L. Williams, J. F. Count Greig Loutzenheiser Robins, R. R. Williams, J. J. Cousland Hadsell Lvnch. B. A. Robinson, C. F. Willis, J. S. Craw Hains Lvndall Rodieck Wilson. 0. 0. Crosby Halligan McCulloch Ryan, T. C. Witman Cureton Hames McGraw Schaefer, H. T. Wren Dahnke Harper, W. MacCloskev Schaefer, W. H. Wrockloff Dasher Hass, W. Mackoin Schmidt Young, G. E. Davidson, J. A. Hastings Malin x llllili:i!i!il! !!i;:ii;! ! i: :;ililih!li; 1 [260] I ft Class of 1924 Ackermaii Day Ives Millener Sat her Adams, J. C. L. De la Rosa Jennings Miller, R. L. Schenck Allen, T. H. Ducrr Jones, W. F. Miller. V. R. Scott, E. L. Anding Dugan Keeley, H. J. Mitchell, F. A. Sehvay Arias Eareeksoii Keeler Mitchell, R. T. Sexton Bailev, K. R. p:ilinger, D. J. Kernan, G. M. Moon Shunk Kaillle Elliot, (J. E. Kernan, P. M. Moore, D. M. Sites Haker, R. A, Ellsworth Kessinger Moore, J. E. Skinner, L. A. liarkes Elward Ki.hvell, F. E. Moore, J. G. Smith, L. S. Barton. (). M. Ent King, C. J. Moorcs, Z. Y. Smithers Raugliniaii Erskinc King, H. C. Moses SoUenberger Bender Evans, V. Kirkpatrick, F. S. Nelson. 0. L. Sorley Benz Everly Kirkpatrick, L. S Nelson. I . IS. Stadler Berry, L. ( ' . Finnegan Koszenski OConner, W. W. Stebbins Forbes Kraft Outcalt Stephens. R. Bi.lwell Ford, G. A. Krauthofr Page Stevens, F. R. Binfiinl ' oster, A. P. Kreidel Pasolli Stewart, J. A. BinKluun Friedersdorff Lamberton Penton Stika liualner Frierson Laiidon Phasey Stokes liuIHU-lt Furuholnien 1-azurns Prather Storck, D. G. H..„tli. K. v. Cibson, R. V. Lee, R. V. Procter Stowell Brugan Gilford Leonard, C;. B. Purcell, J. E. Strother Brewer Graves, R. D. Linn Pvne Stubbleb ine Brookings Griffin Loome Ragns,. Sunimerall, C. V Buek Griffith, L. E. Luebbermann RainscN-. .1. W. Tacv Bnglier Griniin McBride. R. J. Raymond. C. S. Thomas. R. G. Burger Ilaile M.Cloud Reading Thompson, F. S BurriU Harris, H. H. M.Comsev Regnier Thompson, J. S Cavenaugli. 11. T. Harrison, E. H. M.Conahav Reid, (;. J. Trew Chang Hart, C. E. MeConnell Reynolds, |{. I). 1 rudeau Chazal Henrv M.Cormiek, (). Riepe an Wav Clark, K. .1. Herbine M.llugh Roberts. H. B. un Wvk Clavbrook Hewins M.I.atnb Roberts. ' P. 1). aughn Cleary, M. H. Hill, J. G. M.Narv Robins, K A. -ogel Cleary, W. J. Hincke Mabie Rogers Wallace, E. C. Coombs Holmes, T. J. Maglin Untllgel, allington Conghlin Hopewell Ma her iJowe aters Cullen Howarth Marinelli Rovce atson, J. A. Cummings Howell, F. .1. %Lissaro Rule einaug Uahezics Hundlev Massev Rvuearson Wells, L. F. Daniels, C. 1). Hutchinson. C. U. Matthews Salmon oltersdorf Darling Ingalls Meisler Samouce Wood, W. R. Davis, J. AV. Itschner Merkle miIli|iM;iM|ii; ' i " ' ! ' " ' " vvni;! ' ! X [261 1 1 Second Class Organization 1 I Class Officers President Storck, D. G. Vice-President Mulligan, D. J. Treasurer Goodman Secretary Matthews Historian Eareckson Athletic Representative Dabezies Ring Committee Dabezies Des Islets DUERR Hop Managers FooTE, x . G. Sather Smith, L. S. Kessinger Sexton Stewart, J. A. Election Committee Glasgow Thompson. F. J. Ent Hill, D. C. Dewey, R. L. Skinner Moore, C. E. Mathews Storck, D. G. O ' Neill Keeley Howell rA [262] !iini!!ii:i:!i:!! ' i ' ::r::::;:::::::i:nim Class History — 1924 I Half a mile. Iialf a mile. Half a mile upward. On toward the postern ate Strode the six hundred. Gathered from far and near, Plebes of a hanner year, On toward the postern jjate Strode the six hundred. Straijiht throu.uli tlie jjate tlie - went. Tired and nearly si)ent. From nights of study bent. In pre])aration. Inside the {)ostern gate Wary Tacs lay in wait. Shouting their hyunis of hate In their e ation. ' Iii.iidr fhc Poslern Gales. . . " ' Drillf!, licfiires, liihcs; parades . . Shorn of his flowing hair. Cards, clothing, street-ear fare. Each beastling labored there, Througliout the summer. Drills, lectures, hikes, parades. Camps, battles, ambuscades. Faith, by the very shades That was a hummer! Then came in hungry liordes, Upperclass overlords. Menacing as their swords. In Plebe corrections. Then started days of toil. Nights lit by midnight oil, As each man tried to foil, Mental inspections. I m Echols in front of them, Chilton to right of them, Holt to left of them. Entered the parley. Still they had yet to fox Carter and P. Wilcox, P. Wirt ' s electric shocks, And Cheerful Charlie. And after four long years, Brimful of hojjes and fears. They emerge. Ah! Init not Not the six hundred. Hail! Cla.ssof " ' 24, Largest Cla.ss in the Corps, Battling on Hudson ' s shore, Noble . hundred. ' Then eaine in hiiiiyn hordes, , " ii!ii!ii!ii!ii!!: ' :!;::...:..:::: ' :::: ' ::::;;iii:! ' !:!!!iiiii 1 1 History 1 HE history of a Furlo Class is for many reasons a difficult thing to write. In the first place, such a history is supposed to deal with the activities of the class during the previous year; and since the activities of a class are largely hounded by the summer months, there is little left from which to draw if these months he deducted from the available material, as they are in the case of a Furlo Class. Don " t think for a moment that activities cease on Furlo. They don ' t, by a long shot. Judging from personal experience, I should say that more happens in less time, during that unique period of a Kaydefs life, than occurs during half the lifetime of an ordinary mortal. However, strictly speaking, the.se events are not class affairs, but rather the jjersonal transactions of individuals — our classmates. And fortunate it is for the i)oor scribe designated to comi)ile the doings of his class, that these are purely ijersonal activities. Were they not, he would have to fulfill his duty in publishing them, and his work would suffer under the heartless mutilations of the ccTisor. Since, therefore, the actual period of Furlo cannot be included under the material available for this compilation, and since the remaining material is about as plentiful as contented European countries, this history shall deal chiefly with the activities of the Class of ' -24. from the time of its entrance into the Academy in 19-20, up to the present time. When, on adjusting our B-plates for inspection, we glance at the military reflection in the pier glass of a Kaydet boudoir, not many of us realize the difference between this reflection which we now behold, and that which ]ieered complacently back at us three years ago. However if we emulate the mirror, and reflect for a moment, we will be convinced that there is a difference. A Tiere is that Armour ' s prize ham, which used to adorn our backs? Lost on the j arade ground, during our beast summer. Wliere is the angle — which our necks used to make with the balance of our verte- r.: -. -.- -My gg r " " ' S rP W U ft NI K , f fc ' iM M bne? Policed, in an alcove. Miere is this, f- t: • jHSPyMB — — U SI K ' SIS B tl " it, and the other little physical defect, ■ " « ' Sh ' .rlSiB r ' • ' BBBai» v ' W which, unknown to us three years ago, was nevertheless a handicap, not only to ourselves, but also to our ultimate successes. Gone, all gone, the way all other evidences of inefficiency go at West Point. As a matter of fact, these ob -ious jjliysical changes are of much less magnitude and im- ])()rtance than the rapid evolution which has taken jjlace in our inner selves — that ])art of us hidden from the mirror. Minds, which three years ago were in all stages of use and disu.se, have been, for that period, directed over a com- mon course toward a common goal. Similar punishments have lain in wait for the transgressor, similar rewards for the industrious innocent, the same avemies of jileasure and recreation have been open to all, and all have been directed by identical regulations and routine. Is it any wonder that a West Pointer bears an unmistakable stamp. Of course at the present time, tliis mark is only about three or four times as distinct on us as it is on the average S. O., but then we realize that the stamping process is still far from being completed. However, suppo.se that we review our experience in the mould, as far as it has gone. Unlike important Sliakesjjearean events, our entrance into the Academy as Plebes was not heralded from afar by oarth(|uakes. hailstorms, showers of blood, and the like. In fact, as we trudged up the hill, from the station to the Administration Building, all the world seemed to be at peace and in ]jerfect harmony, as if unaware of the great epoch which, at least in our lives, was taking place. Certainly we, staggering along under the weight of our baggage, had no idea of what lay in store for us, else, perhaps, less than the six hundred and thirty-.seven candi- dates, qualified for the task, would have attempted it. As we passed through the gate, and into the grounds Contraband [264] I ' U I 7,V„.v .v- oC HnnU Under the influence of ronslani, str well-defined sense of responsiliilily. •t, nminestionuifj nd of (lutv. As a ])roper, no trumpets blared forth, announcing our arrival, but the sharp commands of tacs, a Kravated by our civilian stupidity, directed our movements. I ' nder the guidance of these, our future protectors, our lives immediately became extremely busy, as is fittinfj; for the in- struments in one of Uncle Sam ' s tool boxes. We were first cleaned and divested of all hair, fat, and other extraneous matter, including money, tobacco, firearms, civilian clothing, ci iliau traits, and personal pride. ' Plien, the law of compensation taking effect, we began to ac(|uire am])le substitutes for the things we had lost. These came first in the form of material necessities: beds, uniforms, e((ui])- ' . iiiciil ; and later in the development of regular, liealthful haliils, vigorous exercise, and a grow- iTig kn )wledg ' of military afl ' airs. I ' lebe summer alone made a great change in us. In less than a month we were new men. discii)line, some of us wer e, for the first time, cultivating a L ' sult of the gruelling intensive training, minds, as well as bodies, were losing fat and becoming -apable of a more jjcrfect co-ordination. From fix-c-forty in the morning till ten at night, we were constantK ' occupied by some form of drill, or by ijrejjarations for some ai)i)roaching formation. The.se drills embraced .setting up cxercLses, close and extended order, infantry drill, instruction in the cMistoms and courtesies of the service, elementary map reading, tent pitching, various forms of athletics, and sundry and divers other little details whic h are included in the curriculum of a soldier. In the interims we managed to find leisure to consume large ([uantities of food, sleep like dead men. and write voluminous letters to those we left behind us, in which we inverted, ])erverted, and distorted their ideas of tlie army in general, and West Point in particular. In doing this we resembled the blind beggar, describing an elephant, after having caught hold of its tail. The summer terminated with a practice march of five days duration, on which we received an opijortnnity to apply ])ractically the theories underlying the sununer ' s training, sucli as blowing off countless roimds of blank ammunition, walking interminable guard tours, inhaling with- out ill eft ' ect voluminous clouds of dust, and scaling inmunerable mountains. At the end of the march, hardened by the. to most of us, unusual outdoor exercise, we returned to the Post in jier- fect physical condition, and quite ready to combat the im- pending severe mental tests. But there was one more clement, yet to be introduced into the equation placed before us for solution. Hardly had we re- turned to the Academy, been groujjed into the lettered com- panies, according to our height, chosen our roommates, and invaded our rooms, when the npi)erclassmen, returning from Camp Dix and Furlo, entered the arena. Immediately our importance sank into oblivion, and our rank became just one degree higher than that of the " Supe ' s dog, the Com ' s cat, tiie Hell Cats, the waiters in the mess hall, and the whole — Navy. " Judging from this last term alone, in our list of subordinates, it is easy to .see that we were nearly as high ranking as a windjiunmer in tiie Medical Corps. And oh how keenly we felt our lowly status! It was actually brought to our attention, in various manners licst known to the brotherhood of those who have been through the mill. Our chins assumed positions of extreme insignificance, inversely jjroiwrtional to the radii of our .Vdams apples; our cliests would have put the ])roudest |)outer j)ige()n to shame; our stomachs became chafed from rubbing against our backbones, which in their turn, were only rixalled by the drawing academy straight-edges. En route to and from the me.ss hall, we were the models for the drawings which appear in that famous ad. entitled: " Do you make any of these mistakes. " IJnt, having arrived at the mess hall, we became the uiilieard ])ower whicli directed all proceedings i-elati e to the rei)ast. We learned by heart all of the idiosyncrasies of each upperclassman ' s gastronomic exerci.ses, and, armed with this knowledge, we daily solved geometric problems in (li ision and ratio. Ciuided by our i)redeces- sors in this line, we learned something of the gentle art of carving, and also, incidenlall.v, the names of all the major massacres of history. Throughout this pha.se of our education, of wliich tiic I. C. S. courses can boast no paral- lel, wc were learning that the most im[)ortant fights invariably occur in clo.se jiroximity to a " Chow " 0)1 I ' tiln- llil;c blacki)oard. The Academic Department had n-he Ilik,- I A [265] iiii!:!ii: ' !:::iT, shot both barrels in our general direction, and we were covered with glory, shame, and chalk dust — mostly red and yellow. We began to be impressed by the Academic Department. They had a cute trick of asking us the most embarrass- ing questions we had ever been called upon to answer. Invariably they knew the answers to tlie aforementioned queries, whereas, just as invariably, we did not. This state of being constantly in mental hot water increased in intensity as the year progressed, until, with the Christmas writs, the boiling point was itached, and some of the more volatile mem- l)crs of our aggregation escaped in the vapor. Score up first blood for the A. B. However, at about this time, there came ,, ,,. , ,, ,„ , ,,, . that season when small l)ovs enroll vohmtarilv " Boodle tight — rlebe Christma.i ,, i o i " i i i- t i on the nearest Sunday school list, and young wives divide their time between the department stores, and friend husband ' s pockets. Not coming under either heading, our occupations at that time were somewhat different. Our friends the enemy, or rather such of them U ' JJ as had emerged from the recent academic bombardment unscathed, having departed for various and sundry Utopian spheres, we owned the post during their ten-day absence. We blossomed forth at numerous hops, tea-fights, D. P-ing expeditions, and coasting parties, and produced a vaudeville of many parts, pieces, and fragments, entitled: " The Same To You. " All in all, we enjoyed our first period of relaxation since our arrival on the scene, and at its termination attacked our work with new life. Thus time rolled on. The winter ' s snow melted, the Plain became as green as a New Cadet. Leaves appeared on the trees, and we took Solid Analyt. And so it came about, in due course of time, that there dawned that festive day on which we entered the pale, and assumed that much coveted title of " Upperclassmen. " Verily, verily, I say unto you, that Solomon, in all his glory, never got such a kick as that which tickled our spines as we shook hand after hand, pro- truding from sleeves adorned by shoestrings. And, to add to our joys, we were given ten whole days to gorge ourseh ' es on the hitherto forbidden fruits of Upperclassmanship. Once again we were left alone on the post. Freed of our erstwhile enemies, and even of the dread of their return, for the next time they would come as friends, we lost no time in enjoying ourselves to the utmost. Never had the Plain seemed so alluring, in spite of the droves of golf balls soaring over it, the river so inviting, or Flirtation Walk .so attractive — and they were all at our dis- po.sal. Golf and tennis vied for our favor with canoeing and swinuning; D. P-ing and P. S-ing alternated with tea fights and hops. Confirmed haters of the scantily clad sex be- came converted into the most ardent snakes, perhaps, because (if you will remember) the month was June. Eventually came the day when our playhouse was invaded, and we were transferred to the place where we were to " out.soldier the soldiers " — Camp Dix. Imagine an area consisting of several square miles of the Sahara desert, innocent of any oasis, to be the foundation for a village of wooden shacks in all stages of disintegration, and you have a fair idea of the setting for our summer ' s work. And a very appropriate setting it made. We had been promised a warm reception, and it only took one glance at the thermometer to see that the promise was fulfilled. By the time we had penetrated the dusty heat between the depot and our barracks, and had become installed in the latter, we were in a frame of mind indescribable in a mixed crowd. Howe •er, the worst was yet to come, for there were several carloads of baggage to be transferred from the station to our headquarters, and, as our cooks had not yet i)ut in an ai)i)earance, this was done on em] ty stomachs. Judging from the amount removed from one car, someone back at the Point was not too careful about exceeding the safety limit. In spite of all this, that evening, after the great red crematorium had set, the innnediate work was finished, and we had eaten, our spirits rose as high as the mercury in a July thermometer, for at least there was no Math. t(3 prepare f or the morrow. The next day was declared a holiday, as far as our training schedule was concerned; which is to say that all we had to do was to unpack and disiwse of our clothing and equip- ment, police barracks and the area in their im- mediate vicinity, cut the weeds, and prepare for our formal presentation to the New Jersey flappers. This introduction was to take place in the Camp gym, and was to be conducted much like a Mexican lottery, in that we all Ten-Day Deadbeat iMiiliili I t I " drug blind. " Undaunted by this state of affairs, we set out for the scene of the impend- ing festivities, arrayed as the lilies of the field, in F. D. 50-50. After wading through three inches of the most friendly dust for a mile or so, we at last arrived at our destination, and l)romi)tly forgot our troubles. And, as tlic (irape Nuts peojjle say: " There ' s a reason. " Gathered in that hall were femmes from all over the civilized ])arts of New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and ] IiiIlintown. Tliere were short ones, tall ones, frail ones, ijium]) ones, blondes, brunettes, and er — one other. who.se descri])tion would take too much of your time, were it to be jnit here. The orches- tra, floor, eats, and moon were in to]) form; both sides were raring to go; and it was with the greatest tlithculty tlial the T. 1). corralled us, %vlien they finally called time. Thus opened our career at ( " amp Dix, likewise also it closed, but between those two operations there occurred many things found under a different name in the hotel register. He it known to all, that a " ' earling ' s Sununer Camp is for |)urposcs other than instruction in tlu " gentle art of cookie |)ushing. .Vn othcer in I ' ncle SanTs fighting stpiad nuisl know something about tiie oper- ation of the various branches of the service. lie should know the dillerencc between a U. S. Magazine Rifle and a 155, besides l)eing able to operate both; he should feel ecjually at home on the back of a wheel hor.se and in the cockpit of an aero])lane; he sliould be able to dro]) a hand grenade in the open mouth of his astonished enemy, or carve him systematically with a t)ayonet — and all of the.se little things are learned only by j)ractice. At any rate that is exactly how we gained our knowledge of them. Our mornings were divided into jjcriods devoted to Infantry drill, tactics, and weapons; the same for .Vrtillery; Cavalry; and also the construction of small arms ranges. Our afternoons were devoted to various drills and parades, flying, spooning up our barracks and their areas, and in making the roads apjjcar as though they conducted only motor trafhc. Later in the summer, we s])ent whole days on tlie rifle range, where our time was etjually divided between tiring at, and pulling targets. At the completion of a short course of instruction, we fired the course for qualification, with the results found either on the toj) shelves of our lockers, or the left breasts of our F. D. coats. From reading this so far, one would think that our stay at Dix consisted of a sandwich-like affair, compo.sed of two hops and much work. There was considerable work, but also there was a fair sprinkling of pleasure to be found between times. First in order of imj)ortance, there were week-end leaves available for all tho.se Kaydets whose names did not a[)j)ear ui)on the guarti or sjiecial detail rosters. Needless to say, these short vacations were hailed with delight by all eligibles and, on them, to quote the small town i)eriodicals, " a good time was had by all. " Another form of ])leasure was the Com ' s ])icnics for the benefit of those of us who, while eligible for a lca e, were forced to remain in camp for reasons best known to those who consider seven a lucky mnnl)er. On these little outings we visited historical points of interest within ea.sy motoring distance, spending the night under the shelter of the ni]) tents which we took along, eating from the field kitchens which accompanied us, and returning to cam]) the following day. Then there were the i)i-weekly hojis which we tried weakly to attend, occasional motion jjictiu ' es, the admirable cjimj) library, and yes — the hos[)ital — nurses ' home attached. IJut it ' s a long worm that has no turning, all things have an end, even the generosity of the Batt. Board, and our stay at Dix was no exception. The summer was all over exce])t the return hike to our crag-crested home. An account of this trip was given in such detail in last year ' s book, that a reijctifion liere would be not only unnecessary but uninteresting as well. Therefore instead of tramping that hun- dred and forty odd miles with the dust- begrimed Kaydets, let us rather turn the ))agc and see them as they come riding past the new I ' lebe Class, drawn U]) to receive tiiem. Let us follow them ilown to the Cavalry Barracks, watch them groom their mounts for the last time, ami then return with them to theb n racks from which they have been absent .ill summer. There is quite a bit of snappy conversa- tion flying about as they straighten out their Range xg [267] ' Mark Smcii! Ingcl (|uaiters for the ooming inspection — con- versation which perliaps would not be fitting for the (h ' awing room — but then, wlioever mistook a kaydet ' s cell for a drawing room? However an expurgated record made here and there might be quite an aid to taking tlie ]iiilse, as it were, of the class. For ex- amjjlc, had wc i)layed the eavesdropper act near Don Storck ' s house, we might have heard something like this: " Well, here we are, back again, and I don ' t know l)ut that I ' m glad to be here. There ' s lots to be done and we ' ve got to whirl in and do it. These Plebes have got to be attended to in the right way. No bullyragging like we got. Then there ' s football to be started, and Academics coming on. Well, bring ' em on. " About this time Sam Strohecker was rumbling: " Say, looka here young feller it ' s a k)ng time since the boys lun-e et, and if tliis T. D. knows a thing or two they ' ll be l)ringing around the nose-bags before they have a riot. Gimme one o ' them cigarrettes to kinda stall the old innerds oflf for awhile. " Jake Claybrook would have summed it up this way : " I5oy howdy. Ah sho is hongry. Ah coukl corral me a herd of steers and make me a good samwitch by i arkin ' ' em between two bakeries. " The average Runt would be observing: " Where ' s a Plelie? It ' s about time these Dumb-bells were finding out how this place is run. Hey! You man! Who am I. What! You don ' t know? Mr. Dumguard don ' t you know any of the important people " round here? More yet! More yet! " And the rank and file of us? Well, we just about split the difTerence as we prepared for the year, which was already upon us. The first few weeks showed us that, beyond the shadow of a peradventure, a yearling has a hard row to hoe. Not only is there more for him to do than for a man of any other class, Imt also lie is watched more closely — more is expected of him. When the load is quickly removed from a comjjresscd si)ring, tlie tendency of the spring is to expand. In fact it expands so rapidly that it elongates past the normal point of rest. Then internal stress is exerted, it is compressed by its own strength, and thus simple harmonic motion of vibration continues until finally the forces adjust theni.selves, and it remains at rest in a normal j)osition. Just so with a brand new yearling. The load of Plebe resjjonsibility is removed from him in the time it takes to shake hands. Bang! He is an upper- classman! The sky is the limit! He is expanding far beyond the limits set by his normal personality. It is now time for the internal stress to haul him back to earth. Ordinarily this stress should take the form of i)ersonal pride and a sen.se of responsibility. However that often fails, and when it does there are other means available, such as: shoe polish and pomade administered by his classmates; punishments donated by the T. D.; or, in extreme cases, slugs joyfully contributed by the Millimeter Squad. It takes the average yearling until Navy game to realize that he is merely a recognized Plebe. Some learn this truth sooner, and there are, of course, those who never realize it. Thus, had we but known it, we were at one of the most difficult periods of adjustment in our Kaydet careers. However there was little time left to us for per.sonal introspection. Between our academic duties and Corps activities, not to mention the new social side of our lives which we were forming, we were almost continually on the move. If a man could go through the Point assimilating every bone of information that is thrust out to him, and becoming infected with the germs of all the knowledge to which he is expo.sed, there is no doubt but that he would emerge a veritable Plato. But, as the flappers say, " Just try and do it! " By the time one has run through sessions of Alath, English, French, History, P. M. E., Drawing, Motors, Artillery, Equitation, and what not, and has spent an hour or two closed in deadly conflict at intra-murder athletics, his mind resemliles a very complicated form of hash. Calculus fornmlte mingle with foot-ball signals, French sentences fall from the mouths of historical figures, vaguel - he wonders where the carburetor is located on a li " howitzer, or what form of recoil .system is emjiloyed on a Ford. And yet, through all this seeming chaos we managed to hold up our end of the load. A glance at the bulletin board on which the various scjuads, athletic, and otherwise, are listed, will show that in every department some among us excelled. There is always one benefit to be derived from a full schedule, ant! that is the speedy trickle of sand through Father Time ' s hour glass. The fact that time hangs heavy on a loafer ' s hands, is also just as true inversely s]3eaking. Before we knew it Navy Game was upon us, and from then until Christinas was the merest step. However Christmas I eave, that delectable sample of Furlo " , left us in the dej)ths of gloom by comparison. F ' rom the first of January until Hundredth Night our [268] :.:-:::iii::!!:! i!i:i!ii!iii X w pa 1 morale was at it ' s lowest ebb. Reveille seemed to come in the middle of the night, and, as we stood shivering through that formation in our hastily donned clothes, we w() ild gladly have exchanged jobs with any- one on earth. At this time of the year it is not until well after l)reak- fast that the sun conies creeping up over tlie hills across the river to glare dismally at a frozen world tliroughout a skim])y winter day, and often, even Old Sol dcadbeats tiiis duty l)y slcei)ing lazily behind l eav - grey colored clouds. Thus w( were ke|)t jjlunged in tiic al)ysiiial depths of gloom until, on the day which terminated in Hundredth Night, wc marched from breakfast with the sun on our backs and Sjjring tingling in our blood. The dread of Calculus became dwarfed beside the ai)pari- tion of Furlo ' whi h suddenly loomed large before tis. Hase-ball and the oilier spring sports cotitriliuled to our cheerfulness, the river and ( ' .( the hills invited us away from the grind-stone, and once more it became a pleasure to drag, without fear of monoto- nous sessions of indoor P. S-ing. Even our work became more interesting. P. M. E. and Drawing, both conducted in the open, were to be i)i])ed rather than dreaded. Of course the drills and jiarades were a necessary evil accompanying this breaking up of winter gloom, but, as we checked them off one at a time, tlieir resulting mnn- l)er became less and less, until, almost before we knew it, the Plebcs were announcing them in terms of one digit. Then, Lo and Heboid — Furlol That dream, which had haunted our most blissful fancies throughout all the time since our entrance, suddenly became a reality. Will we ever forget that day when, in hajijiy, ex))ectant groups, we surged down the hill to be (piickly scattered to the four corners of the earth, willing captives of our long deferred desires? And will we ever forget the days which followed? Pii)e, you " i ' earlings, pipe, for the ha])[)iest days of your lives lie before you. All you who dream of soft music, wafted in the arms of l)ahny breezes through subdued lighl.s which east their rosy glow on " the skin you love to touch, " while the tinkle of fragile, hollow stennned glasses mingles with the popping of corks, hyslcricil Icminine laughter, and the pungent scent of rapidlx ' burned gasoline -all you, I say, l)e of good cheer. The first week of your P n ' lo ' will be hajjpy. Then the waiter will come around with the check, and Dad will direct your sub.sequent goings and comings. And you who desire the [)leasant tang of salt sjjray, beaten against your eager faces by a cooling ocean breeze, as your floating hotel bears you on to the strange lands in which you will add to your exi)erienees — as thousands have done before you — you also, will have your wishes fulfilled. Hut to you who find the tiuiet, constant smile on the lips of the girl liack home — yom- Furlo ' (iirl — as you hoj) from the battered step of the local which stops at your Podunk, you are the ones to whom real happiness comes as right. On those dreamy furlo ' nights, as your canoe glides smoothly tlown the mooidit ri cr, hug- ging the shadows of the in erted trees, where fire-flies sparkle along the shore, and the ])lain- tive notes of mating whippoorwills blend with the soft laijjjing of miniature wavelets as they care.ss the sides of your delicate craft, and as you recline luxuriously u|)()n the cushions spread comfortably on the floor, watching the iiath of iridescent moonlight playing on the dimi)ling surface of the (|uiet water, lulled by the gentle swaying of your fragile csscl, and the soft, cool fingers running through your hair — then — Oh Hoy -then you ' re living on Mount 01ymj)us with the gods. Yes, Furlo ' is wonderful — it was wonderful to us — but, like all things mortal, it pas.sed, leaving us to face two practically unbroken years of work. It was a different cla.ss that labored up the hill, coming from Furlo ' , from the one which had so jubilantly raced down it, ten .short weeks before. Full realization of what lay before us, was clearly depicted in each solemn face atid drooi)ing shoulder. And yet — was there full realization? The jurisdiction of West Point had cliaiigcd hands during our absence, and we were to find many changes in the general running of things. King Work, with a ca])ital " W, " held the center of the stage, waving his iron sceptre, Discii)line, studded with flaming i)unishments: while little Pleasure, draped in the most modest of italics, i)eeped regretfully at us from the outside, between the bars of the gate. We were astonished; for, upon our de])arture. Work, Duty, and Pleasure, had liecn c(|ually installed in the ruling triunnerate. Now, I ' leasure was outside the gates, while Work and Duty, marvellously blended into one, ruled together. We were aghast; but our astonishment was short lived, for, before we knew it, we had been drawn into the vortex of the machine, which, with sm-prisingly little friction, hunnned smoothly on al)out it ' s work. As the great di.se of routine re- vohcd rapidly through it ' s stipulated orbit, we were swiftl - disposed of, by being hurled with the centrifugal force of tin- revolution, into the many little channel-like grooves, termi- nating in the pigeon holes in which we were tabulated. Woe betide tho.se, who in their meteor-like descent, tried to retard their progress by catching at the familiar objects, which, as yet, had not been dislodged from the new system. They were repelled with such force, that they speedily found themselves [269] TP crushed under the wheels of the Batt. Board, which remorselessly ground them out to their allotted spheres of action — on the area. But, as has been said, the machine, with all it ' s newness, was wonderfully efficient. In the shortest space of time, it .seemed to us that we had been function- ing in no other .system. Some of us even found time to admire it, as we scurried about our nuiltiiile tasks; and, as is always the case in such affairs, the more we admired it the smoother it ' s action became. Probal)ly this was because less friction was generated at the jjoints at which we came into contact with it. The radical change in our academic courses, by arousing a new interest in our work, also helped us to revive our drooping spirits. The work of our first two years had been a mere collecting of tools with which to attack that which followed. As we progressed in the mysteries of Phil, we had ami le ojjportunity to demonstrate our knowledge of Math., and in explaining incomprehensible chemical phenomena to P ' s whose only knowledge of the subject lay before them upon the open page, our English course stood us in good stead. As for that national language of the renowned bull-fighters — no wonder the tower of Babel was a failure. So much for academics and the system in general. It is needless to say that we lost no time in digging in and making the fur fly. From all appearances, it looks like a banner year. Ask most any Midshii)man who won the Navy game. Take a i)eep at any other sport section, and pass a glad hand over your con- tented belt buckle. And although we Second Classmen do not pretend to be the giraffe ' s whole neck longitudinally speaking, we do claim that said animal would suffer from a most abnormally sore throat, were we to be faded out of the picture. Simulating 1-urlo But ])shaw! Let me reiterate, in closing, the sentiment which has actuated the progress of our class from it ' s earliest entrance: On Class of ' 24! Wide may your banners soar, Gleaming on Hudson ' s shore. But as you go to war; Facing life ' s battle roar, May all your deeds be For West Point and the Corps. g S iHiiiiiiiiiiii;; ,.„,::. .M,i,„;i;,M,:, [270 J 271 J I Class of 1925 1 Airan Akerman, A. T. Ashburn Baldwin, T. A. Barlow Barndt Barnes, E. W. Barton, R. M. Bartz Beane BeU Bennett, W. G. Berilla Bigelow Black, J. W. Bliss Boudreau Braekett Bradley Bratton Brosnan Bruner, G. V. Brjte Burton Calhoun Cavelli Chamberlain, E. J Channon Clarke, B. C. Cleland Clinton Cole Crandall. H. W. Crombez Crosland Cusack Damas Daniel, J. Dansby Dawson, M. M. Dennis ton Denson DePew DeWees Dickson Dobak Dowling, A. R. Doyle, E. J. Dudley, G. Y. M. Dunaway Dunn, T. L. Dutton ElUnger, H. O. Esposito Evans, I. K. Fowlkes Freund Fuller, V. A. Gamber Garbisch Gose Griffith, W. B. GuUette Hale HaU, J. A. Harrold, T. L. Haskell, J. H. F. Hauck, W. O. Heacock Hodge Holmes, E. V. Honnold Horn Horner Howze Huyssoon Johnson, E. L. Kearns Kengla KidweU, J. P. Kirkpatrick. G. Le Favour Leland Lewis, J. L. Linkswiler McGinness McLaughlin, E. D. McMahan, J. O. Mack Maier Mitchell, D. E. Moore, AV. T. Morford Mosteller Mulligan, T. L. Noyes, E. T. Xutter Peploe Pluminer, V. G. Quekenieyer Randall Reeder Ritchie Robinson, N.J. Romeyn Sarcka Scherer Seleen Shaw Sims Skalandzunos Smith, N. H. Smith, W. C. Smyth, T. E. SpiUinger Steele, C. E. Steer Stephenson Suttles Tibbetts Tischbein Toms Torbett Tufts L ' nderwood Weitfle West Weston W estphalinger AATiitted Wingebach Wood, W. H. Woods, L. B. 1 [272 I Class of 1925 Babcock, C. S. Bailey, D. J. Barbour Barnett Barlh Beatty, J. H. Bennett, J. H. Bird Black, C. A. Bolduc Boll Bowers Bowman Brabson Bradford Browne, R- A. Bryan, J. W. Burback Burbaiik Burns, R. E. Cabell. C. P. Caldwell Canham Cannon Came Cavenaugh. A. A. Chamberlain, J. L. Cliamplain Cbism Clare Clark, R T. Clay ( " leaves Conder (, ' oursey Damas Darsie Daugherty Davis, J. W. DeArmond Deery de Gravelines Deutermann Devereaux DuUigan Dunford Dunn, F. E. Emerson Kisher, .J. S. Eraser Euqiia (iaddis Galloway, C. E (iardnor, R. A. (larver, R. T. Ceraghty Giddens Gill Gillmore, W. N. Gould Grayeb Greensweight Grubbs Hankins Harper, H. J. Harvey Haynes Henn Hierholzer Holcomb, C. W. Holland, J. F. Hopkins Hughes, H. R. Kelley, G. W. Kost Kulire Lamb Lance Lincoln Liwski Long Lord, W. A Lynch, G. P. MoBride, V. C. McComas Riggins, L. A. McCormick, J. H. Roberts, L. A. McLaughlin, W. F. Robertson McManus Ruppert Margeson Sears, R. R. Mason Malteson Meyer, C. W. Smith, C. H. Miller, H. G. Smith, J. M. Myers, C. M. Smith, T. E. Neprud Smith, V. G. Newman, A. S. Soule Nicholas Stephens, P. B. Noble Strange Nye Strickland Summerlin Ordwav Oxriedcr Treacy, K. W. TuUey, D. H. Palmer, J. C. Peterson, A. S. ' an Brunt Pettit Wilev Pheris Willoms Plaister Willing I ' ogue Wilson, E. H. Withers Purdue Woodworth, .1. H Ueufro Wright x: iiii|i|i M |iii|i i ; ! ! ! ' ;i " " vi i ii | i ; i;i i||;| i | IMii1iii,ii.:i:!:,.„.: :.:::..m...m,iI,IiiI1iIl1 [273] History of the Class of 1925 E have it straight from P. AVillcox that the function of the imperfect is to express continued action in the past time. Well, pretty soon after our arrival at West Point, we were seized with an acute consciousness of our imperfections and our action was continued as well as violent. You see, Pete, what I mean is that we were perfect examples of the imperfect. Like all of tho.se wlio came before us, the emotions ins])ired by our first view of tlie Point partook somewhat of lioth awe and real appre- ciation. And too, like the others, we lost a great part of that appreciation during the months that followed. Our remembrance of the day is somewhat misty. That ' s the kind of day it was. We weren ' t conscious of any wrongdoing as we climbed the hill from the station. The greeting which was accorded us ui)on our arrival at the Administration Building, however, made us feel that we had pulled off something and hadn ' t gotten away with it. " Report to the man at that desk " . " Report to that officer for throat examination " . In less than a day we became veteran reporters. " Report to the officer in front of that door " . " Who are you? Leave your coat here and rejjort to the officer in front of the barber shop " . This we did and an awful scene met our eyes. Some dozen barbers were wading around, ankle deej) in hair of all shades, each trying to rob his particular victim of his erstwhile crowning glory. The whole day was spent in frantically reporting from one place to another. " Re])ort to the cadet store and get your stuff " . Our experience as beasts of burden in toting mattresses, bedding, and loaded laundry bags brought to us an increased respect for the S. P. C. A. How well do I recall the chunky cavalry captain with the Charlie Chaplin who .stood between the old gym and south barracks who.se repeated exhortations " cd or seemed the least bit came, we were .seen, and ak-e il or Uii were a .source of inspiration to ;i undecided as to their destination. Ther e was no period of transition. We we were conciuered. Work began. We learned, during the summer, something of infantry drill, although the upperclassmen, .some two months later gave us some very emphatic assurances to the contrary. I may state at this point that these year- lings knew some methods of securing emi)hasis that P. Holt doesn ' t mention in his jiooj) .sheet. I do vociferously assert, however, that by dint of constant re])etition, I learned to execute " .squads right " and stay in the same squad all through the movement. We also learned how to take rifles apart and we almost succeeded in getting them back together again. They looked all right but we each had a handful of su])erfluous parts that we couldn ' t find a place for. We then took the.se strange tools out on the plain for some aiming exercises. We were told that our triangles should be within a ((uarter but most of them would have seemed scantily clad under a hundred dollar Liberty Bond. One morning they issued each man a maj) of the reservation and told us to go u]) to a certain point behind Put l)y the most direct route. It was a pretty hard detail for the .searching i)arties who were .sent out to round up the babes in the woods. The work was hard all summer and new to most of us. We found some of it very interesting and the rest of it furnished us oi)i)ortunities to perfect ourselves in the art of deadbeating. That is the only phase of military art we get until first-class year. The days ])as.sed quickly, we Springfield, Cal. JO. Mod. VMJ formed new friendships and made trips to the different points of interest. X-- - -r 1 w ■ CaiUl. ' ! .shall liulhr daili, ' Some of oiir hoodle-liouiuls familiarized themselves with the ])lacel)y looking ' at the hoodler ' s ])ost cards while they munched their i)ie a la mode. We were eagerly looking forward to the plche hike (hiring the last week of August. We anticipated a l)rief surcease from our arduous lahors and rigid discipline. After it was over we weren ' t sure whether we had received same or not. The day came and we went. We noisily hoarded the ferry carrying full packs ' n everything. The first morning was just a little hit of all-right. The roads were shady for the most part and the hourly ten-minute halts gave us chances to con- sume a surreptitious .skag or a borrowed green apple, according to laste. Finally we arri -cd at our first cam]) site. It was the State National (iuard camp and two or three regiments occupied l art of the gronn l al the time. We still maintain tliat the camp showers ga e forth li(|ui(l air instead of water for water would certainly have frozen at that tem|)erature. .Vfter remoxing the top layers of dust and nnid with which we were incrusted, most of us hied us to the neighhoriug metropolis of I ' eekskill. Some of the acting officers created a mild furor among that portion of the feminine j)opulatii)n congregated about the drug store, liy wearing side arms which clanked in true swashbuckler fa.shion as they melodramatically ordered " chocolate milk with lot.s of ice-cream " in hoarse, raucous tones. Tho.se of us who posses.sed no such claim uijon the hero-worsliiping femmes were forced to anuise our.selves by smoking (in the shoe-shine parlor) or viewing the local tish market. We arose at the usual moment the next morning and rushed forth juiiilanliy to greet the coming dawn. After greeting same, we folded our tents like the .Vrabs, and silently stole away, Icaxing behiu l us not a vestige of incriminating evidence. " Twas the long, dusty trail to Mohausic that led us on and on and on and uj) and up and up. nightfall we arrived at our destination and as soon as possilile we made the attcm|)t to adjust our weary s|)ines to the (pieer contours of the rockx ' terrain with a cons])icuous lack of success. ' I ' hose rocks of Mohansic made a deep impression upon me. Early the next morning our care-free little band lightheartedly adjusted packs and fared forth wyicm the highway to meet joyfully whatever adxentnre might befall, to the inspiring strains of " March, march, march along, to the drum and fife. Merrily, merrily, merrily, oh, what a heck of a life. " We also yanked down an incredible number of green liottles from the wall in the course of the morning. The good people of ]Mahopac must have been enjoying their siesta as we marched through the village but ])rettj ' soon after our arrival they came to with a crash. We were accorded royal treatment by every one with whom we came in contact. That night, they s])read cainas over the tennis courts at the Country Club, gathered n i all the charmers from miles around and gave us a hop that obliterated the remembrance of blistered feet and aching limbs. F ' rom Malioi)ac toOscawana is but a hike of four more blisters. There, too, we found some very friendly peo]jle. The ho])s were fine on both sides of the lake. In fact, so fine were they that some of our men essayed a nocturnal ])rowl. They were hived and they walki ' d. The next day ' s march was the final stage of the hike. After our five days of close communion with nature, we joyfully hailed the ])r()spect of eating at table and sleei)ing in a real be d. The day following our return to West Point we were turned out in full regalia to witness the triumphant entry of the ui)i)ercla.ssmen. The ensuing month is still a bit hazy in my memory. It was ((uite a hazy month, in fact. We faced a redoubtable coalition formed of the IVIath, English and French departments and we were surrounded by our ni)[)er-class tormentors. We learned lots of things. The Christmas Holiday, an elusive sijccter, loome(l up in the far distance at the end of a .seemingly interminable roail with few oases by its sides. It ' s monotony was agreeably relieved, however, by the football .season. Several of our classmates, notably Garbisch, Wood, Doyle, (Jilmore, F ' arwick and Johnson, E. L., made the sciuad. It was with great pride that we saw our sturdier comrades in action against the enemy. The trip to New Haven for the Yale game was a welcome o|)porlunity to get away from West Point for a day. Then came the long-awaited and nuich |)ipcd Navy (iame. The disastrous resuUs of that ill-fated day taught us in a most coinincing «ay what a bitter thing it is to sit in the stands after an .Vrmy-Xavy (Jame. Then and there we registered a determination that this shoukl nexer again lie our lot. That this deterininatioti contained more than emi)ty words was clearlv demonstrated on a xictorious field a vear later. itli the adxent of the basketball season, again our hope.s soared high for a victory over the Navy. Roosma, Wood and Xcxvman xxere our princi])al rejircsentatix-es on the team. Koosma rapidly ])roxed himself to be an invaluable jjoint- gatherer, deadly from the foul line, and with an uncanny ability at caging the ball from all i)arts of the court. Bill Wood showed a bull- l()g like tenacity at guard, allowing his man very little Hitjorx „ .Inn, II , opportunity to shoot. The games heli)ed greatly to xvhile away O cawaiKi I X Anil they never balled an eye Christmas Leave started and we were left in [jeace. Tlie ' 23rd day of December, 19 ' -21, will long remain a red letter day in our memories. In the morning we discovered that we weren ' t turned out (or maybe you were, I ' m sorry). In the afternoon we joyfully watched the departure of our oppressors. As soon as the last one had disappeared, we heaved a tremendous sigh of relief and retired to our respective apart- ments to dash off a few passionate heart-throbs to the one whom we hoped to see shortly. Those of lis who had no one to help them dispel the gloom were indeed to be pitied. A general grijie was indulged in by all on January 2nd, when the upper classes returned. The long, hard grind was rapidly resumed, however, and we all settled down for five more months of labor. Basket-ball was again taken up with Roosma and Wood still going strong. With victory after victory, Navy ' s chances grew slim. On March ' 2.5th, we journeyed over to the gym to see the black and gold and grey emerge triumiihant from a bitterly contested struggle which at times .seemed hanging dangerou.sly in the balance. The bard hath sung that in the spring a young man ' s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, but we found to our sorrow that the vernal fancies of the arrogant yearlings turned heavily to bucking up the already sorely harassed ])Iebes. The trees went into green and the Corps went into grey. As soon as the winter ' s accumulation of snow di.sappeared, overcoats were discarded and the winter ' s accumiilation of soup on the plebe braid was exposed to the cruelly intense glare of broad daylight. " What ' s that on your braid. Mister? " " A spot, sir. " " What ' s it doing there? " " Nothing, sir. " But why go on? This little dialogue ended in the usual way. The plebe bible informs us that the best way to keej) happy is to keep busy. We were aided in our pursuit of hajipiness during the spring by constant sj)ooning up and more instruction in walking in the way of the u])right. The Ides of March brought a new offensi -e movement by the IVIath Department but it was repulsed without loss. The days and lesson assignments grew longer. The sennet wa sounded for ba.seball candidates and again the class of ' ' 25 contributed it full quota. Wood, Sarcka and Reeder were stars of the first magnitude and they were ably abetted by a numljer of their classmates who did a great deal for the team, although they failed to make the " A " . Red Reeder ' s mighty club brought in numerous scores for Arm - and his good consistent work at first prevented our opponents from gaining many of the same. Unfortunately, however, an injury to his hand kept him out of se ' eral games. Bill Wood enlianced his already firmly established re])- utation as an outstanding all-around athlete of no mean proportions. He sho •ed up well both behind and at the bat. Sarcka was a most welcome addition to the Army ' s pitching staff, his work showing up better in every game in which he played. The season was a disappointment as again we bowed before the Naw but some con.solation was derived from the knowledge that only two other games were lost. The representatives of the class of ' 25 did excellent work throughout the sea.son. The appearance of daily parades marked the complete disappearance of plebeian chins. The steep and thorny path that we trod during the long, hot days of April and May, like the path of the righteous, led to its just reward after the purgatory of June Week. Tlic horrors of June Week cannot be pictured for those who have never experienced them — and we do not feel it to be our function to i)rod memory of those who strive to forget this terrible epoch. On the twelfth day of June, it ha|)])ened. And on the thirteenth we found it hard to realize that the two-minute bell had ever meant anything in our young lives. (iareth spent his year among King Arthur ' s kitchen knaves before he was " recognized " and allowed to participate in the manly sports and to share the fellowship of the knights. After our recognition we had a few days in which to play tennis, golf, poker, or go Tk " ' ' f l|J?£3|!l|i ' Kfl canoeing. The athletic ambitions of some of our legion were satisfied by an active P I jSr jH9 membership in the Horizontal Club. Our limited sjjhere of action prevented us from ... - .1 47 ' I UES imitating Gareth ' s snaking activities but we did fairly, considering the limited means at our di.sposal. We .soon had to snap out of our lotus-eating, however, to go on the range, here we qualified a greater percentage of men than any preceding class. Summer Camp What have we here? Can this strange object that we see meandering slowly across the plain be a man? Look at him closely. ' Neath that crust of dirt and dust you can discern features that suggest the genus homo. Is that an alarm-clock tied around his neck? On his head there is first a campaign hat, then a full-dress hat crammed tightly down over that, the whole lieing surmounted by a dress cap which is precariously hanging fro m the pom-pom. He carries a broom at " Right Shoulder " and uses the stick 276] I L III I f Of to the JVars to liaiig three dress coats and an F. D. jacket, besides several motley ])ieces draped over the coats. In his left hand he carries three basins and hooked over his arm you see a water bucket loadccl to the brim with various odds and ends. i ' ' roni his pockets project dii)pers, bayonets, a looth-brush.and in his eye tlicrc is only crushed lio|)c and blackest despair. You have gue.s.sed it . younj; man, he is moving ' to cam]). lie rushes l)ack to barracks to make the formation for marching to cam|), only to find that he has al- ready carried over about half of his ])ack. The summer ' s work was di idcd into three jieriods, one each of machine gims, infantry and artillery. If we were ever asked by the League of Nations for a suggestion to reduce the horrors of war wc would suggest that it be made taboo to fire on machine gunners nnlil llicy had gi cii some ai)propriatc signal that tlicir piece was in action. This ruling, men, would eliminate lowest position drill and would make war a plea.sure. The most enjoyable feature of the infantry instruction was the little sketch entitled " Kid Mcdnire and his l)isai)pearing ( " oons " . On the Artillery maneuvers one of our hivey class- mates achieved lasting fame by hanging u|) an unlit lantern in the woods which he confidently expected us to use as an aiming |)oint at three o ' clock in tlie morning. Upon our return we held a dedication ceremony for the " Parade of the Wooden Soldiers " . There was, howexer, a ])hase of our summer ' s activity that was not military — .some of it might be called unmilitary. Every afternoon the thin red line on Fort Clinton ])arai)et issued forth sonorous .symptoms of .sleeping sickness while the reptiles of the class were dis])orting themselves along Flirtation or way up in the hills far from the madding throng. We had ho])s three nights a week, movies and band concerts on the others. Many were fortunate enough to reccixc bids to some of the picnics at the playgrountl, many of which were given during the sununer by the ladies of the post. Our brief truce with the Academic Hoard couldn ' t be ex- pected to last forever. We returned to barracks and began to delve into mathematical mysteries and to experience the horrors of oral discourses. The P ' s had taken advantage of the armistice to bone up some new ways of defrauding us of our meager su|)ply of tenths. We battled courageously but in spite of our best e fforts, the writs fomid that .some of us had left undone those things which we ought to have done and it was with real ])ain that we said goodby to .seventeen of our classmates whom we had known for a year and a half. During the fall our cla.ss again ro.se to the demand for a football team that could wipe out the memory of three consecutive Navy victories. Garbisch stepped into the breach made at center by Greene ' s gra luat ion, not only stepped into it, but stoi)petl it as well — so capably that a just recognition of his merits came in the form of his selection as AU-.Vmcrican center for l!) ' -2 ' -2. His coolne.ss and stamina were a source of great prifle to th class. ]5iil Wood in the backficld was a fast heady runner and an aggressive line bucker. He was .selected as third string All-.Vmerican full back. Farwick ])layed in all games throughout the seasoTi at guard, he and (iarbisch, together with ( ' a|)t. Hreidstcr, of the hrst class, forming an almost invulnerable wall in the forward line. Gilmore, Doyle, Reeder, Ellinger and many others won much well-de.served praise from the ( ' orps and coaches. Xa y Day came with a rush and it was a confident bunch of rooters who boarded the train for I hiladeli)hia that morning. Our highest hopes were ful- filled on this joyous occasion. The gathering dusk of that brisk November day saw a gray clad host ri.se to its feet as one man, rush on the tram])lcd field where a few moments before a des])erate, bitlcr struggle had raged back atid forth, and give to the mighty .Vrmy team the acclamation it had so well won. The story of that ei)ic contest is told elsewhere in this volume, ' i ' liose of our class who took part covered themselves with glory and their names will be fore -cr surrounded with laurels in football annals at the .Vcademy. I haven ' t mentioned Yearling Christmas. ' I ' he events chronicled herein are tho.se which have befallen the class as a whole. Christnuis I ' ave was a problem which involved the |)crsonal c(|uation in all of its ])ha.ses. Soon after Clirislnias wc made our first bow to Dcscri|). Since then, most of us lia c been buric l beneath an avalaTiche of lines, ])lanes, points and many other types of debris. The two classes which i)recctled us did not take the stuff, i ' echols has been wanting to pull it on somebody for several years ])ast and was just waiting for a class which would not be washed away by its all-cngnlfing wave. Wc are at present assailed by this loathsome stuff and the terrible calculus, witli all our spare moments taken up with French, English, History, The Field Gains Files I....UJ. x llillll lEii!!:!!!!!:.,, .!. i,i.uiiin! ' :ji[llii 1 I lnln,,l,n-;,„i 1 ' .. conventional signs in a very Bohe- mian manner. The basketball season has furnished us with Wednesday and Saturday afternoon amuse- ment as an occasional interlude in the grind of study. Due to the loss of Roosma to the class of ' ' •2() there was no yearling on the regular line- u]) of the team during December. After ( " hrist- nuis. Bill Wood, thoroughly rested up from his strenuous labors in football, again came out and showed the same good work at guard which had won him so much prai.se in the pre- vious season. The entire season was eminently successful, no games being lost. Navy again lost, making three Army victories over the lads from Crabtown during our period of incarceration in Sing-Sing-on-t he-west -.shore. Now gentlemen, we come to the subject that lies nearest and dearest to our well known old blood pumps. What is the most ancient of the inalienable prerogatives of the yearling? The erstwhile voluble third classman sits at table staring dreamily off into space, the love light in his ej ' es growing warmer and warmer while his coffee grows colder and colder. Members of the other classes openly deride but in the innermost recesses of their being.s — oh, how they pine! Their fidiginous prophecies concerning feminine fickleness and the ephemeral qualities of furlough fail utterly to obfu.scate the golden aura of hope which inundates our every unoccu])ied moment. Have you ever studied the faces of the area birds as they wend their weary way to and fro in expiation of their sins ? The first man you see wears three stripes .sewed ujjon his sleeve, an air of habitual gloom stamped upon his features. The sleeve of t he next lad is as blank as the expression upon his countenance which depicts only wonder- ment as to what its all about. The next one wears two stripes and seems to reel and stagger beneath the unaccustomed burden. Gaze not at the sleeve of the next. It is unnecessary. A smile of ineffable content overspreads his worn countenance and the sweet, half-sad, half-tender expression in his optical organs reveal to us sjjirit which remains untrammelled. Though his earthly frame is suffering the tortures of the slugged, his soul is clad in brass buttons in .some far distant state spreading martial ambitions among the small boy population and cauliflower ears among the feminine ditto. If we may be permitted to borrow from the phraseology of H and C, the baneful influence of whose historical efforts we are struggling to avoid, from the.se events which we have narrated we are in a position to more completely understand the present condition of the class of 19 ' 25 and to foretell the future. The concatenation of calamities to which our class has been subject has hardened our moral fibre and had made us learned in the lore of pain and tribu- lation. It was our yearling summer that saw the revival of summer camp. The clas.ses which preceded us took their R and R tonic (manufactured by Are-em-dee) in pastures new. And then our first (liristmas Leave was made con- tingent u] on demerits and finances. There are many of us whose glowing faith in the inevitable triumph of the right has been shattered and who.se most cheri.shed hojjes have been blasted. But are we daunted? Do we cower beneath the cruel iron heel of adversity? Well, I just hope to the second floor of South (niard House, we don ' t. To paraphrase from the immortal Clouch, let us sound the tocsin of youth triumphant and sound oft ' — .ix , -n It tortmes my soul to know, Tho I stayed here Christmas, it ' s most furlo — " Ah, radiant month of June! June gladness, June madness, June badness! The Ides of June will Come, class of ' ' ■25! We wait. Two Hundred Din s litl June iiiiiiniii :iii!i;!:.:..:::...;...i:,::.iii,ii.!lii i M Class of 1926 Ames Doyle, J. P. Johnson, L. W. Newman, J. M. Smallwood Ankenbrandt Duffy Johnson, R. L. Nourse Smith, G. A. Edmunds Oehsenkehl Storke, H. P. Baker, W. C. Elliot, J. C. B. Kirchoff O ' Connor, R . E. .Sturman Bashore Evans, J. H. Lawhon Oliphant Sutton Bauer Evans, W. S. Levin Parke Baxter Levy Parks, H. H Tarbell Beatie Feather Taylor, G. F. Booth, D. P. Bridgman Foehl Fuller, S. M. McCleave McDaniel McFarland, J. A. Perley Perman Thompson, J. R Thurston Tunnell Browning Broyles Brasher Gardner, F. S. Crizzard McGill McKinney McMaster Plummer, T Point Pringle F. Tuttle Twohey Butler Hagebush McNaughton Ragsdale Urban Halverson Magnuson Carlson, A. . Carroll, P. L. Hamilton Harris, B. F. Martin, C. E. Matthias Rhodes Rice Richardson, Riggs Ringler Robinson, C Verbeck Carson, L. S. Carter, C. C. Harris, S. R. Hatchett Mayo Meny W. M. Wade Wall Cobb Collins Condon Hawkins Hawthorne Heberling Mills Miner Moore, L. A. A. Wells. J. B. Wcnzlaff Werner Crary Heiberg Moore, L. S. Rose E P heaton Davidson. .1. R. Dean, W. H. Heidner Henderson Hickman Moore, M. Morrill Munson, E. L. Ross, R. C. Ryan, J. L. Whelchel White, T. B. Whittle Des Islets, R. E. M. Horton, T. R. Munson, F. P. Scheiffler Willis, J. A. Doud Hurd Murphy, E. J. ShoUy x I ' V. I Class of 1926 Acree Alexaniler Anderson, J. U. Anderson, R. C. Barnes, . H. Harney Bayer Black, P. .1. Bleakncy Bonner B.nven, F. S. Brady, B. W. Breeht Broadhurst Br.nvne. K. M. Bniinliack Biiryhduff Burns. J. U. Bnrwell Carter, E. S. Connolly Conroy, B. J. Conzelman Corderman Creasy Daniels, II. M. Dawson, J. 1 ' . DeSliazo Deyo Douglass, W. T. Du Bose Ehrgott Ehrhardt Ennis Ford, H. P. Forde, H. M. Furlong Fishbaek (laffney Gailbreath Garver, G. C. (iilkerson (iriffing (irinder (iross llanielc Hampton Harwell Hathaway Iledekin Heiser Herte House Ilowanl, F. E. Hunsieker Hutton Johnson, A. H. Johnson, H. W. Jones, M. D. Joyner Kammerer Kimm Knox Krueger, J. N. Kyster Laidlaw Land Leslie Levings Link McCormick, G. E. McDonald, A. D. McDonough McFarland, R. S. McGeehan McNamara McNerney, C. D. March, K. F. Maude Mays Miter MoUoy Morrison Nelson, M. R. Nessel Nicholson Osborne, R. M. Parker Patrick Peck Phelps Pittman Powell, V. O. Price, H. B. Prichard Prudiionime Purcll, F. X. A. Quinn Raney Roark Roche Ross. H. Scntelle Showers Silverman Skinner, M. L. Smith, C. R. Smith, II. II. Sorrel 1 Stagliano Stratton Strickler, D. G. Striekler, J. C. Sugrue Tausch Tilly Toftoy Tully, II. G. Van Home Van Meter ' an Syckle Walker. R. S. V. Walker, W. A. Watson. A. E. Webb Wheeler Wills. L. E. Woodliridgc Veomans Young, J. A. Young, R. D. Yoimg, W. I [281] llll!l!lll;li:!; ' l " ' kx i ' iiiiiii;i:i:;:;;:::.. , : ..:,.;. .ulllii JIMIHI rlT ' _ I u ' ♦ " ifc-Ow V . »- pv5 ' m? ?p??? l H ' The Chronicles of the Twelve Tribes of Dumjohn CHAPTER I I. Ill the begiiiniiif; the twelve tribes of Dumjohii were dispersed over all the face of the land. •2. And it happened that tales of great adventure and glory came to their ears, 3. Moving them to wonder and speak to themselves, saying: 4. " Is it not told that a pilgrimage to this strange place called West Point, by the river of Hudson, in the land of New York, will indeed make of us men of incomparable worth and character, and great generals, and leaders of the people? " 5. So they each and severally betook themselves thither, by divers routes and conveyances, until there had gathered in that place a great comjiany urged by a desire to earn fame and amass fortune in following the art of War. (i. And this was near tlie first day of the month of July, in the fourth year following the great conflict, known to some as the year One Thousand. Nine Hundred, and Twenty-two. 7. And they spake together, marveling much at the won- ders of the place, saying: 8. " Xerily, many men have gone before us. Some have attained much, others have fallen by the wayside. Shall not we, men of superior qualities, add much to the honor and renown of the place? " 9. But it came to pass, as they spake together, that they were beset by a great host of Philistines, who di -ested them of their garments. Their jewels and fair linen were cast aside and they were clothed in strange things called uniforms. 10. And henceforth the Children of Dumjohn were named Plebes, and even Beasts, and they were made to labor and suffer. II. And great was the wailing and tearing of hair at the bondage into which they had fallen. " And this uas near the First of July " CHAPTER n 1. Verily, the Children of Dumjohn were speedy, for they soon accjuired the habit of picking up a D. T. ••2. And they also picked up heavy burdens in the temple called the Store of the C adet. these burdens being composed of strange articles of Uniform and Equipment which required much scrubbing and shining to be kept in the condition of the spoon. 3. Then the twelve tribes were led into a dungeon of torture, and shorn of their snaky locks. 4. Followed days of unending toil in which the Children were taught the art of War. and ac(|uired great skill at the Dead- Beat. Even in the night there was no rest, for they suffered greatly under such forms of tor- ture as " Squeeze-chin-back, " " C hest-up, " " Shoulders-liack, " and even the terrible ordeal of the Formation of the Bath. 5. And after this great punishment, they x .llill ' iilli iiiiil !: ..ii- ' .i.::.. ' i....iillMl.!llliil 1 [ 282 ] I J ' V drew themselves wearily upuii llieir couches, and longed for someone to deliver them from their bondage. (i. After many days of such toil, they were led forth in the evenings before a great open space where the army assembled and performed the ceremony of the Parade before Fritz, the Patriarch of Crow Nest, and Charlie, the High Priest of the Dinner Orders. CHAPTER III was ' ru( " They picl.- or even now their waist ])latcs dent their inch, and great was the griping P. M. i:. Now. there was among the PJiilistines. a great king, who lied the King of the Beasts, and whose surname was and he said unto the Cliildrcn of Dumjohn: ' 2. " Peliold, they make your lives bitter with hard bondage and labor, c en from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof, ' riicrcfore I shall lead thee forth into the land of Promise. " " ;?. So it came to ] ass that in seventh week of the reign of the Philistines, Fritz, being the Patriarch of Crow Nest, and his l)r()tlicr Charlie, the High Priest of the Dinner Orders, the twelve tribes did go forth in exceeding great joy to the land of Promise. 4. Hut, verily, the sun waxed e xceeding hot, and their burdens grew yet heavier than they had been before, and they did .say to themselves, " This is indeed a whale " s tonsils. AVhy didst we go forth from our lodgings to wander thus in the wilderness? " " 5. And then the King of the Heasts li(l decree, " Feed my children, backbones. " " 6. And there was given to every man, even unto the lowest buck among the Children. 7. It came to jiass that even as night was falling, they did stretch their weary limbs u])on the ground and fall into an exceeding deep sleep. 8. And e en as the no.ses of the C hildren gave forth horrible noi.ses, there came a more horrible one. !). The bonds of their knees were loo.seneil and they did smite one u])on the other, and the tribes were filled with great fear. 10. And one man .said unto his neighbor, " Verily, it is all hell broke loose. " " But his neighbor gird up his loins and departed thence, saying, " Yea, ' tis even Wop])ie, the Bugler. " " 11. And there came a great voice, from the Top Kick, who did howl in awful tones, " O, Dums(|uiz ,le, come forth! " " But Dums- quizzle came fifth and ran a late. H. So passed the first four days of their wanderings, and many did fall by the wayside, and others did curse the King of the Beasts, and departed from the ways of righteousness to worshij) the silken calf. 13. But on the fifth day the king led tiiem forth to a very high mountain and said unto them, " O, rub ])criphery! For yonder lies the Promised Land of O.scawana. " " 14. . nd they went as they were led, and did toil and sweat for many hours in the ascent thereof. And, as night was falling they did i)itch their tents on another exceeding high mountain and did sally forth in search of neck. They did prance, even into the late hours, with drum and cymbal, and their joy waxed exceeding great. 15. -Vt the rising of the sim the King of the Beasts said unto them, with a smile of fiendish glee u])on his ])uss, " This morning slialt thou return again to your bondage and my natne shall be great among the Kaydets. " " Hi. And they did curse loudly, and there was weeping and wailin Lan( n who fe ■In a duiKjmn of lortiirc Ihqi iirrr x ioni of l iclr lorkx did dei)art from the and gnashing of teeth and they Promise and return unto their bondii And they were met by a multitude of gray-clad men, ui)on them with cries of joy and strange commands, such iis " smallabackareah, " " " jama])ussback, " " and " standu])allo ah. " ' IS. And a great light dawned ujjon the twelve tribes and they id sound otf in agonized voices, " ' erily. we have been gyp|)ed I " ' lit. And there came a voice answering them, saying, " ' cri]y. thou hast I Dcli -cr them into the hands of the torturers until Ihcv pay lliat uliicli they owe. " CHAP ' i ' KH IV 1. Pehold. after the twehe tribes of Dumjohn returned from the wilderness at the end of the summer, anil at the iicgin- ning of the year called Academic, a new curse was put upon them. SxS I [283] I t- U - i ' i ' ' ' J W ' .. . " And the Children were fed from the kitchens on wheels " 2. For they were all exposed to the labor of study and learning that they might be classed in the ranks of the wise. 3. Moreover a new schedule, written upon sheets of fine paper, was delivered unto them that they might spend their days profitably. 4. And the Children of Dumjohn were sore beset, for it was ordained that they take into their midst the Philistines, who were returned from foreign places called Summakamp and Yea furlough. 5. Hut the beratings of the Philistines were lost u]K)n the twelve tribes, for they had become iiuired to hardship during their days of bondage. (). Moreover, they worshipped a new god, the god of Tenths, AVhcse chief priest was Bone. And the lamjis were lighted and many precious hours of sleep were sacrificed. 7. For Tenths was a wrathful god and his power was great, even unto the power of foundation. 8. And his priests made known their wrath at the end of each week, and many brave men were maimed in the ru.sh. !). Now, it came to pass that there was dissension among the twelve tribes of Dumjohn. 10. For they were forced to take daily journeys to the low countries in the north, where they soon fell to quar- reling in the guise of divers games of athletics. And the Supe did look on and commend them for their spirit. 11. AMierefore the Dumjohnites engaged in furtlier athletic combats, and the tribe of Runt did assay to kick the mighty shins of the tribe of Flanker. And great was the slaughter and blood.shed. 1 ' 2. And it was at this time that the twelve tribes of Dum- john united with the Philistines, called themselves the Armyites, and they beset and defeated the Middyites in a far country, and returned with .seventeen great spoils of the battle. 13. Now the god of Tenths was still angry with the Children of Dumjohn, and he gave vent to his wrath in the form of a curse, the curse of the NTits. Whereupon the lights were again lighted and the high priest Bone was made to work overtime. CHAPTER V 1. Then indeed did the wrath of the god of Tenths descend upon the twelve tribes of Dumjohn. 2. And he did send two armies of imps led by Pechols, " Scourge of Math, " and Pholt, " the Curse of English, " who did ravage the tribes of Dumjohn, of whom many were smitten and did perish. 3. And when the scourge had abated, did the Supe, looking with satisfaction upon the work of the oppressors, give the Philistines permission to depart to the land of Yeafurlough. 4. And it came to pass that peace, even gaiety, descended upon the twelve tribes of Dumjohn, so that for a fortnight they did forsake their god of Tenths and did fervently worship the god of Jazz and did look with much favor upon Flapper, his priestess. 5. Yea, for a fortnight did the tribes of Dumjohn hold high revelry and did worship in Cullum, the temple of Flirtation. 6. Wherefore, there was much feasting by day and by night and the clash of cymbals and the grunt of the saxophone were heard even " ST. i ' jiiBHHKI B KS H HBfiiSmiH H until taps. 7. Each day they " P.sed " and slid upon chiclcs known as sleds and never once were the familiar hateful cries of bondage, " Smalla- backarea " and " Snakeapussback " heard. 8. But, once more did the Philistines return and renew as of old the bondage of the . ■ k " flfi BS V A 9ltfH Dumjohnites, and once more did the twelve A n ■ - IHE Hh.u w ' -.ff I E tribes return to worship at the altar of the god of Tenths and the high priest Bone. !). But, they were cheered, for the Philis- tines saith unto them, " Verily, in six months shall your liondage be removed and you again : . JSBA ' ' % m H worship the god of Jazz and the Silken Calf and later you may even depart to the real land of I)romise — Yeafurlough. " The Twelve Tribes in the Land of Promise AMEN. ' They did pilch their tents on a high mountuin ' SilMii ai i ilillliiliiiiiiii. ' .: ..:::..i ' :ii:iHiiHiii X I Victims VvJ I have lieard tlie bronze doors flaiif;iiig ' As tliey close on my lieaten hack. And my once proud licad is hanging As I start on the outward track. There ' s a pain that is never ended. Which you meet in tliat hitter trail That marks tlie way descended By the men wlio try — and fail. P or we who are beaten and lianished, (Though now we are grief sulidued) In the glorious days that are vanished Were a part of the Eagle ' s brood, And our hearts were ])roud and fiery, (As our hearts are bruised and sore) For we loved — and still love — our eyrie On the rocky Hudson ' s shore. The chosen sons of the Eagle Are proud to become her shield, And the deaths that they die are regal. But they serve in the open field. While we, whom our mother rejected May not even offer our tears. Only banished afar and neglected We may pray for our former peers. Yet such is the Law of Our Mother, And the Law, it is l)est unc ' hanged. (The Weak must depart lest they smother The Strong who are underanged.) So we file out, beaten and grieving, WTiile the gray-gold colors fly. But remember, you, whom we ' re leaving That we love West Point till we die. —L. M. L. x g !ill ' l ' lli!l;ii!ii!i :!i;:;N::.!-.iM :iiiiiiii [285] Victims — 1923 I 38 I Andress, R. T. Amadeo, H. R. Austin, C. D. Ayres, J. G. Baldwin, A. C. Baldwin, E. F. Barbour, P. R. Barbour, T. E. Barlow, W. L. Barnes, T. F. Beasley, A. E. Becker, W. J. Blank, L. D. Blomme, C. R. Borda, J. W. Bowman, R. B. Brunner, W. J. Bryant, M. P. Buell, C. B. Busbey, G. W. Byrd, C. J. Caldwell, F. H. Garden, B. L. Carter, J. J. Caswell, D. W. Clark, F. L. Cochrane, D. Coleman, A. F. Conn, W. D. Crandall, M. B. Crayton, A. L. Cooper, R. T. Crist, G. W., Jr. Dabezies, C. H. Dalzell, T. P. Daniel, J. R. V. Darling, C. K. Dawson, M. D. Dawson, P. E. De Silva, E. B. . Diggs, E. R., Jr. Dolan, L. Enright, R. E. Ent, U. G. Fatheree, R. E. Favrot, L. H. Feeley, E. W. Fitzpatrick, C. R. Ford, C. W. France, E. H. F ' rodenburg, A. E. Funk, S. D. F. Galbraith, W. K. Geiser, R. M. Gibbs, G. C. Gilliam, D. J. Goodman, W. M. Goodwyn, R. T., Jr. Graves, R. D. Graling, F. J. Greig, A. G. Griffin, J. R. Hall, J. R. Hall, L. C. Hall, R. H. Hawkins, J. R. Hirz, E. J. Hooker, J. C. S. Hume, A. L. Hunter, F. A. Hurley, C. H. Johnson, A. C. Johnson, J. C. Johnson, R. F. Jones, P. T. Jones, W. F. Kaplan, M. Kelly, W. H. Kennedy, J. L. King, E. C. Koch, S. B. Kohler, J. F. Kolbe, H. H. Lanning, P. L. Learning, S. G. Light, J. S. Lloyd, W. W. Loomis, O. M. Lueder, K. F. Lund, C. McClure, R. A. Machle, E. P. Maglin, W. H. Manneschmidt, C. ( Martin, T. G. Merchant, E. F. Meyer, F. R. Milliner, G. A. Miller, T. G. :Milligan, D. O. Mitchell, J. J. Mussell, W. M. Newman, O. Nickel, AV. H. O ' Connor, J. A. Oliver, G. A. Ordway, G., Jr. Patterson, R. L. Payne, R. B. Percy, J. W. Pierce, R. B. Purcell, J. A. Rasche, R. C. Rascoe, G. M. Raymond, C. S. Reed, G. E. Reeves, H. M. Rogers, J. H. Rogers, R. R. Rustin, H. AV. Rutte, L. B. Samson, J. M. Scoles, D. L. Seward, F. M. Sims, W. F. Stark, J. B. Stephenson, R. A. Tait, H. J. Tkach, A. R. Torpy, AV. O. Totten, D. B. A ' aughn, G. AA ' . AVarren, F. S. AVaterman, J. D. AVeiler, C. B. AVeir, C. AVever, J. M. AA ' illiams, G. E. AVillard, H. O. AVisehart, J. AV. AVray, R. H. Yarborough, R. AA ' . x [286] Victims — 1924 M i-i J W i Akiricli. L. S. Allen. R. E. Allen, R. E., -ind Appleby, L. L. Baggett, 15. Q. Bailev, 1). J. Bailev, .1. AV. Barclav, B. W. Beane, C. R. Beaslev, A. E. Hell, W. G. Bolousek, V. A. Bennett, E. H. Berilla, J. P. Blackford BleakiH-v, W. R. F Bliss, A. Bigelow, W. II. Braekett, W. I). Bradford, I). E. Brittoii. T. J. Hrcnvn, W. H. Bruggemeir Burbank, W. L. Carlson, V. S. Carroll, M. R. Chamberlain, E. J. Clement, J. A. Cochrane, 1). Coleman, A. F. Collett, F. A. Collins, C. S. Cowart, D. R. Cox, L. J. Crook, R. Crosland Croswell, G. W. Csutoros, S. W. Curtis, E. D. Curtis, T. F. Daley, M. D. Daniel, J. W. Davies, H. E. Dawson, M. M. DeArmond, (i. T. DePew, J. L. Donnellan, W. K. Doyle, E. J. Dunn, F. E. Ebersole, E. A. Ehle, (.. II. Elledge. W. C. Emerson, E. L. Faulconer Finh.v, R. C. S. Fish, F. L. Fobcs, L. M. Frazier, R. S. Frencli, W. E. (Jill, II. X. Gleason, W. T. (iomez, M. (iriswold, C. R. Ciuinn, P. A. Ilalligan Hancock, A. K. Ilandlan, J. W. Hankins, M. T. Ilauck, AV. (). Ilavward, E. J. Hill, W. .1. Hoobing, V. J. Hughes, H. R. Hutchison, L. H. Jack.son, J. L. James, P. ( ' . John.son, F. J. Johnson, H. W. Johnson, P. T. Ketchmii, H. W. King, H. C. King, H. M. King, L. W. Kirkpatrick, G. Kleelierger, (J. S. Kost Kuhn, C. J. Kurtz Lawson, R. M. Lawrence, A. ¥. Lender, K. F. Lewis, O. I). Limpus Lincoln, R. A. McBride, W. L. McCauley, J. W. McComas, L. Q. McDiarmid, J. C. McRae. J. D. Mason, O. L. Mazurek, S. H. Mead, W. A. Merrick, J. G. Millard, H. B. Naylor, H. N. Neeley, E. L. Neeley, INI. E. Newcomb, J. S. Noble, M. C. O ' Brien, J. W. Ogle, O. Ogden, H. R. O ' Rear. J. M. Orth, L. L. Palmer. II. !-. Perkins. R. E. Pettit, F. A. Polhemus, H. P. Pratt, J. G. Ran.sey, J. B. Reeder, R. P. Reeves, E. J. Reeves, II. M. Renfro. C. D. Richanls, L. S. Runkle, E. H. Schraeder, T. F. Scovel, C. W. Seilicrt, F. E. Sewall. A. R. Shenck Simmons, L. G. Sites Smith, J. M. Smith, M. A. H. Smith, R. E. Smith, R. F. Snoble, C. Stearley. V. C. Steer, W. F. Stone, L. R. Stuart, J. R. Swift, W. J. Taylor, H. D. Thom])son. J. E. Thornton. .V. R. Tibbetts, R. E. Tilbury, J. A. Tischbein, C. F. Underwoixl. B. M. A ' anllorn, (). F. Warner. C. II. Waters, II. S. Weitfle. P. L. Wellington, R. H. Wertz, A. (i. West, G. W. Wheate, L. S. Wheeler, A. Wiggins, A. E. Wild, E. E. H. Wiles, T. H. Wilev, H. R. A. Wilken, J. C. Williams, C. F. Wilson, E. A. Wilson, S. A. Wilson, V. H. Woodworlh, J. II. 1 [287] Victims — 1925 I 09 X Adams, E. Allen, G. G. Ames, A. E. Anderson, J. H. Armstrong, L. C. Baird, AV. J. Belousek, F. A. Blasini, J. G. Bowles, R. C. Brackett, R. T. Brauer, J. O. Bridgeford, A. P. Briggs, A. C. Brown, T. J. Bruce, P. L. Budd, F. S. Bushnell, N. S. Byrom, O. C. Cagnina, V. M. R. B. Chappell, D. H. Cook, H. G. Cook, R. B. Cooper, V. G. Germany, B. G. Coulter, C. F. Cowley, J. W. Croswell, C. W. Daniels, H. M. Donohue, J. J. Dorst, W. Douglass, AV. D. Eggert, O. E. Elliott, C. E. A. Fargo, C. C. Ferer, H. Fernald, R. L. Fishback, L. F. Fite, J. H. Fitts, C. E. Foehl, E. A. Ford, J. P. Gilbreath, L. S. Glover, R. G. Hall, J. V. Hamaty, M. Hart, A. A. Hauck, G. K. Hawkins, J. R. Heckey, A. R. Herte, R. J. Hicks, J. F. Hoobing, V. J. Hundley, D. W. Hurd, H. Hutchinson, F. E. James, T. H. Johnson, L. F. Johnson, W. G. Jones, E. K. Jones, E. J. Kimbrough, H. F. Lamey, AV. B. Lawrence, A. F. Ledgerwood, P. Lewis, A. T. Lintiz, H. A. Love, R. F. Luckey, R. M. McConathay, C. McGrath, AV. G. McLaren, J. E. Mabbette, E. A. Maddox, C. S. Manz, AV. D. Martin, J. D. Martin, AV. D. Masters, M. D. Miles, H. L. Mills, AV. H. Miller, E. P. Monroe, A. R. Mooney, J. R. Moore, L. S. Myers, G. D. Myers, H. H. Nerrie, R. S. Nicholson, L. Niblo, F. Osborn, F. V. Palmer, J. C. Parker, G. E. Parsons, E. M. Peck, M. AV. Pratt, J. G. Provost, L. G. Quarles, H. L. Quillen, L. M. Raney, E. D. Rayner, M. D. Reeves, G. F. Rice, B. K. Richards, L. S. Roosma, J. S. Ryan, J. L. Scott, L. O. Simons, V. A. Sisemore, P. D. Sloane, C. C. Smiley, J. Smith, J. G. Smith, R. E. Smith, AV. H. Smith, P. C. Sparling, G. AV. Stafford, C. R. Stanger, L. G. Stanley, J. N. Stark, J. B. Stevenson, J. H. Strow, H. H. Sturman, AV. J. Swagerty, R. Tunnell, L. Van Alstine, J. A. Van Pelt, R. M. Voelckel, R. L. AA ' ade, J. O. AVadley, C. P. M. AVaggoner, AV. G. AVallace, A. R. AValler, D. A. AVebb, J. C. AVestcott, S. R. AVhitaker, G. G. AVillis, J. A. AVillis, K. D. AVilson, S. G. AVilson, V. H. AVoods, AV. B. AA ' oodworth, J. A. [288] Sw Victims — 1926 I u ' U Acree, J. H. Hatchett, T. M. Ragsdale Alexander, T. R. Hunsicker Rite, J. W. Ames Richards, H. C. Atulersoii. R. C. .Idlnison. R. I-. Itoark Joyner Roche, T. Ci. Beiitie, 11. S. Rose, E. P. Homier, E. S. Knox, A. 1). Rowland. W. J., Broyles, H. F. Leslie Briiinhack Leverett , F. Selhy, V. R. Burns, .1. W. Levings ShoUy Carson, L. S., Jr. Link, A. M. Sho ers Sorreil Carter. E. S. ]McCorniick, G. C. Stricklor, 1). (i. Connolly. C. R. M. McDonald, A. 1). SturuKin Com-oy, B. .1. McGiU Dioterich McMahon, H. J. Theobald, E. M. Dornian, F. J. Marsh Thompson, J. R. Dii Bose Mays Thompson. S. Monroe, A. R. Tilly, R. L. Evans, J. H. Morgan, L. A. Torson, A. T. Evans, W. S. TuUv, H. G. Nessel Twohev Fuller, S. M. Furlonij, (i. A. Ochsenkehl Verbeck Garver, G. C. Parke, J. W. Wells, J. B. Hagebu.sh Perley Whittle, G. L. Hagelshaw. G. L. Phelps, B.C. Wiggens, F. Hampton, H. A. Pittman, B. C. Harris, B. F. Poole, H. M. oung, .1. A. I I lll!lill:!i!!i!i ' !iili::i: ' i ' ! ' i:;!ii;ii!illl [289] 2 ' J() ] jCV nIII I T II ' !!! ! ! ' ' " " ' ' ' ' ' ' " ■ ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 1ii ' ' T ' IIW ' F I I Majou Daly FimlliuU drwhiiitf II cud Coach HilM ' hall (,r,i,huil, 1 1,, 1,1 ( oach 1) VUKZIKS, ' - t r ,j.v.v Alhlclic Rcj,rcscntiilin " il ' lii. " - : ..:,..,i. ii)i LlEUTKXANT CoLONEL KoEHLKK Master of the Sword Kreidsteh, ' " 23 CUi.i.t Alhlclic licprcfenlalive .liiiilllll! (ai ' Tain Hidgway Alhlclic Execiilive Majdk Van Vliet Baslalhcdl (! mil mile II aid Couch CIahhisc II. ' ' i ' y Cluss Alhlclic Heprc.sciilulirc igr:M2Z lMW ' ' ' [291 M I f tt ' ' Breldster fex : | feM iMS X IH!l!l!:ii!ii ' !;ii::„.:!!..i.i:iiiiilih [293] ui ami m THE SQUAU Top Row — Prttchanl. Stnuill. Venman. Griffith, Will.i. Warren. Strohecker, Glasgow, Hamele. Barter, Scheiffler, Ely. Second Row — Leone (Mgr.), Dvitrich, IVhit.ion, Timherlake, Pitzer, Stewart, .J. . ., Gillmore, .Johnson, E. L.. Fra-er, Mack, Ellinger, Doyle, DeShazo, Dodd, Myers. Sitting — Laurence, Sinythe, Mnlllgan, Tiliite, If. ( ' ., Goodman. Garbisch, Breidstcr (Capt.), Farwick, Ires, fitorck, D. G., Storck, L. J., Wood. f SPRIXCiKIELD Y.M.C.A. Sept. 30 .. „ ' I Lebanon alley College Oct. 7 Un iversity of Kansas 14 Alabama Tech. -21 New Hampshire State College 33 ■28 Yale Xor. 4 St. Bonavexture College 11 University of Notre Dame 18 Bates College -25 Navy ARMY OPPOXEXTS 35 U 13 19 6 E 33 7 7 53 39 17 14 Totals 228 iniiiniiiiiii:i!i!iiii!!i;: [294] -y ' ;: ' |M,|,„.,l,|,i.M,„NM ;. ,i,MM;.|imi|mi| I ' - U I.KoM.. Mai,a, ,r Springfield Y.M.C A. ' I ' lie Army in its opening fjanie of i ' oothall, Se])ttMiil)er 80, overwhelin- inj;ly defeated Springfield Y. M. C. A. College hy the sc-ore of . ' 55 to 0. Close to .5()()() followers were on hand to witness the victory. The cadets started the season off in a clean-cut fashion, which netted five touch- downs and as many goals. The Army showed [jlenty of dash and go. Ives, Sniythe, Wood and Tiiuherlake compo.sed the Army hackfield at the start of the game. The.v worked consistently and swept around and tlirough the line for gain after gain. Wood ' s ])unting was well up to expectation for he got his kicks off fast for good distance. The line, [jowerful and aggressive, was ever the hole maker for the hacks. Springfield itself pos.ses.sed no meager team and its line was often a source of trouble to the Army. . rmy (35) Spri.ngfield (0) Myers L. E Miller Goodman L. T Stoetier Breidster L. G Mooney Garbisch C Walmer Mack R. G Bauer Farwick R. T Lasli Prichard R. E Walters Smvthe Q. B King Timberlake L. H. B Siblev Ives R. H. B QuinUv Wood F. B CivelKrtto Score by I ' lTtods: Army 7 U (i ]+—;!. " ) Si ' KINCKIEl.l) , (1 I) I) It— (I 7 ' ()H(7(i ()H-H.s— Sllivtlir l- ' l, ■niiilHM ' lakr. W I. DimI.I. Points (ifttr liiiirliiloinis (Goals from pluce- nienl) Siiivllic (4). Warren. Si,h.ililNllo,i.t -Dddd for Ives, Doyle for Myers, Ellin er fur Breidster, (ilasgow fur Frieliard. Wiirren fur Snivllie, Lawreiiie fur Woud, (Jillmun- fur Timherlake. Pitzer fur (iuudinaii. Lebanon Valley College The first string " .scrubs " de- feated Lebanon Valley by the score of 1 2 to in the second game of the double-header. L e b a n o n ' alle.v never threatened to score on the " Subs " but the,v [nit up stiff oi)])o- tion at times. Lack of the jjower and drive to i)ut the ball o er when close to Lebanon " alle,v " s goal ke()t the Arm.v from .scoring more. The first touchdown was .scored in the secoml |)eriod when I awrence and Whitson alternat(Ml in bucking the line, Lawrence carrying the ball over. Ives, who replaced Lawrence in the .second half, also played a good game. During the last period the Arm.v tried desperatel.v to score by the forward [)ass but they were broken u|) most of the time. Lebanon ' alle,v al.so tried tiie forward pass in the last half l)ut were unsucce.ssful for the most part. Lineup: . hmy (12) Leb.v.non Vallky (0) Reeder L. E Smith Stowell L. T Danker Storck L. G Beck Dieterick C Frock Stewart R. G Lau.ster Pitzer R. T Whi.stler De Shazo R. E Clarkin Douthil L. H Homan Frazer R. H Wolf Lawrence F. B Weschinsky Kansas On October 7, the Army defeated the University of Kansas by a .score of 13 to 0, in the first of the inter- ■sectioiial games played by the West Pointers. Kansas ])ut up a stiff argument throughout the last two periods and held the Army to two touchdowns which the.v annexed during the first half of the game. TJie game was pla.ved before a large crowd in a drizzling rain. The lineup: Army (l. ' S) V. of Kansas (D) White L. E Black ( ' ...udman L. T Ivy Farwick L. G Davidson (iarhiseh C Weidline Breidster R. G Higgins Mulligan R. T Clave Myers R. E McLain Smvthe Q. B Wilson Tiinlierlakc L. H McAdaras Dudd R. H Kreuger Wood F. B Spurgeon .Score by period.i: Army « 7 V. OF Kansas d Toiieli(lo rn.i — Wood and Smytlie, dual After Tourhdnwn (PlacrmenI) . Smytlie. ' Stit)stitntions — . rmy — Prichard fur White, Ellinger fur (iuudman. Sturck for Earwick, Dieterick fur Breidster. Mack fur Mulligan, Duvle fur Mvers. Iv.-s fur Timlierlake, Lawreme fur Dudd anil (iilhiiure fur Wood. Kansas — Mushy fur Cavi-, Kreuger for Wilson, Burt fur Kreuger. Iludges for Burt. Re(erei — Mr. ( ' ruwl..v. Pusse School, Vm- ;h — Mr. M. Bri.le, Missouri Valley. [295 1 Alabama Poly, better known as Auburn, turned back the Army at every liend and besides scored a touchdown in the first three periods of the game. Then when about hall ' of a final period had slijjped by the whole i)icture changed, and the Cadets in those closing minutes of play ought their way to a 1!) to (i victory. The tide switched to Army ' s favor when an Auburn back interfered with White, who was about to catch a long forward jiass tossed by Smythe. The ])enalty gave Army the ball fifteen yards from Army ' s goal. Two i)lunges at the stalwart line of the visitors failed to ad ance the ball. Then a forward pass was grounded, but on the fourth down a double pass behind the line became a long overhead toss by Smythe. The ball shot above the heads of the .scrambling players .straight into the outstretched hands of White, who stood waiting at the end zone. It was a touchdown, the goal was mis.sed, but the score was tied, and from that time on Army, calling all its reserve power, .scored twice more during the remaining few minutes. The Unaiii: Army (19 ) AVliitf Auburn (6) R. E Pruett R. T Gresham R. G Wynne C Lawrence L. G Reagan L. T Pearce (iiiodnuin Karwick Dieterick Breidster Mulligan Meyers L. E Moulton Smythe Q. B Gulson Ives R. H Shirling Lawrence L. H Shirley AVood F. B Ford Score by Periods: . RMY . UBURN Touchdowns — Army — White Smythe 1, from placement 1. (I 19—1!) Diidd. Smytho. . iiliiirn — Shirling. Goids fn New Hampshire October 21. This afternoon New Hampshire State felt the crush of West Point ' s football team roller by a score of 33 to 0. The result of the game was pleasing to us who last season saw Conner boot a field goal to defeat our second team 10 to 7. The same Conner was here to- day but was well covered and his best try for a field goal went low. Li neuii: . rmy (.33) New H. mpshire ((») Dovle R. E M. Campbell Mack R. T Sanborn Lou Storck R. G Cotton Strohecker C Reardon Ellinger L. G G. Campbell Pitzer L. T Stearns Prichard L. E Christensen Lawrence Q. B Farmer (iillmorc R. H Wentworth hnson L. H Gustafson iirren 1 . 15 ( onner Score h]j Periods: Army li 7 (i U— ;};i New H.vMPSHUiE (I 9 Touchdowns for Army — Lawrence, Gillmorc (3), Dodd. (Souls from loiiclidoicii. Smythe (2), Prichard (1). llMllllillll ' U ! 1 New Havk.n, Octoher •■2H. Fij lit! Army I P ifjlit I Across the hig Howl came the old battle cry of the Ca let eor]).s from a thousand hesieiiinj;, frenzied stalwarts in the est Point Gray. Vale " s football team, havinji scored a touchdown in the third period, chiefly by grace of a re- markable forward pass for twenty- nine yards, was leading the desi)erate Army eleven by 7 to (I. The shadows fast were enveloping the concrete coliseum (the fourth |uarter was well on its way) and the .Vrmy seemed defeated by a superior foe. It was toward the close of the tliird period thai .Ncalc made his pass In Mallory, that ale topped off a steady advance of (id yards with a louchdown by that same Whitey from West N ' irginia who had been bothering the Cadets iiiordi- natelyall afternoon. It took only one smasli to turn the trick. Xeale was called on and at first he niatle a feint toward left end, then, as the Cadets massed to protect their flank, Whitey cut in ott ' tackle and went skidding right over that last chalk mark. Vale had got a touchdown. Xeale droj) kicked from ten yards — and Vale got the .seven points which was to mean the difference between de- feat and a tie. . s the touchdown was scoreil, Clarbisch, the .Vrmy center, was taken out of the battle, exhausted, i um- meied, worn to a frazzle by his roving efforts along the line. Hut the .Vrmy would not give U]) tliat game. .Vgain it called on a forward pass — and out of this came the turning point for the West Pointers, Smythe, the brilliant ((uarterback of Major Dalev ' s eleven hurled the ball ac- curately to Wood — Hill Wood who came tt) the Point last year and was taking the place of Sleepy French. Fifteen yards in a perfect arch into the grasp of the waiting Wood and then Hill iiegan his |)r()grcss. He sent them from him, just as Mallory had thrown otf Cadets on his run — and not imtil twenty-eight yards had been attained did Wood come to earth. The .Vrmy was threatening, threatening and growl- ing, only twenty-three yards from the ' Vale goal line. The .Vrmy was threatening and the Howl was bubbling o er. ale looked for another pass but the Cadets were not pressing a good thing too far. Smythe sliifted thru the Eli center for two yards, with Jordan, who was doing very well indeed on the defense, right on his neck. Smythe slanted oft ' right tackle, but only for two yards. .Ionian again .sat astride his neck. Vale was holding. It was time to call again on the forward jiass. Again did Smythe fall back and again did Wood dejiloy. Once more did the ball nestle in arms, ten yards from the throw and si.K yards more before Wight .sent Hill of the Army to the turf. That was a pretty run Wood made. He had to send one Eli after another reeling from him. They iuirled them- .selves at Hill and they seized large chunks of his jer.sey but he ke])t sliding, snaking, eluding until Wight caught him. The .Vrmy was on ' ale ' s three yard line. The Elis were determined. Wood came at them, hit at right tackle, and was downed with the goal .stiira yard from |)icked right tackle most venerable sjjot : was tie l. The lin,;,p: . rmy (7) Meyers, MiilliKan Uni,l.|er (i .niisli (mhxIiimii Wliite Snivllie ■rimlMTlak l.iiwreiice. V.H,(I Score bti i . HMY Vai.k {( ' apt.) I,. E L. T. L. C. ( ' , , , K.C It. T It. K Q IJ I,. . It. II I ' . H him. Smythe igain as the tnd the .score Y. LE (7) ..Eddy Joss . Cruiksliank , . . , Ijovejoy . . Cross Miller Hiilniaii Neidlinger .Jordan (Capt.) . . Neale Scott (I ToiiMowm -Xeale. m« .l ' niiilsii(lerUn, -h- iloini. Neale (drop kick), Siiiythe (drop kick). Si,hslili,tii,,i.i— rm - — l)o(l l for Tiiiiherlake, I). Storck for Mevers, Karwick for (larl.iseli. KlliriKcr for l- ' arwiek. Meyers for Storck. Tim- lierlakc for Lawrence. I ' itzer for Brcidsler, Stewart for Ellinner, (iillmore for Smvtlie, Doyle f(,r Meyers. St. Bonaventure Xovp;. i liEii t. .Vrmy had an easy time with St. Hoiia- venture and fairlv ,, . , 1 • 1 .1 • •■ ' tunnel; huried the visitors under a one-sided .score of .). ' S to t). lAneup: . UMV (. " ;{) St. Honave.vturk (0) Don Storck L. E Lucco I ' itzer I.,. T Kennealy Lou Storck L. (; Paislev Stowell ( ' Hickey Stewart R. C Conway . pi)leliy R. T Cunningham l ' ri lianl R. E Martineau .li ' liiisoii Q. B U-aty I ' cs L. H (Ireen Hamele R. H Carroll Cillmore K. B Ueilcy Srore by Perimls: . rmy J] l:i 111— .-).■! St. Bo.NAVENTlRE (I (I (I — Touchdouns — WikmI, (i). Lawrence, Wliit- son (8). (Iillmore, Ives. Points after Imirli- ,ln,n,.i. {mm ,,laremeiit. Yood Ct). ' Pricliard. Wliitson. J : .-• ' ■ ' «... ' •■ ' ■ . ' v ' v ' -i [2fl7] XovEMBER 11. Army fought Notre Dame to a standstill here on the planis to-day before the largest throng that had ever invaded the post for a football game. It was a scoreless tie after a contest that thrilled from start to fini.sli with nerve tingling .situations, with frefjuent shifts in the tide, with sustained advances that threatened and failed, and with tremendous effort on attack and defense. Army fought and tied, but despite its splendid showing, despite the astonishing .success with which most of Notre Dame ' s puzzling pas.ses, .shifts, and trick plays were diagno.sed and smothered. Army was pretty lucky to escape defeat. Even Army ' s most ardent rooters will admit that for, as the .struggle advanced into the final quarters the Hoosiers, after a glittering march of si.xty-seven yards, during which their versatility and power asserted them.selves for the first time, had the ball on Army ' s three yard line. Notre Dame had outguessed the Army at that .stage, had hurled i)asses when the Cadets had expected end runs or line l lunges, had j)l )wed through the forward wall or off tackle when the formation indicated a forward j)ass. And then, with Notre Dame three yards from a touchdown, with the handful of Indiana rooters shouting themselves silly at the prospect of a .score and victory — then it was that Crowley fumbled 1 It was on the second down, at a time when the Notre Dame eleven was keyed up to its smoothest assault, when the sj)irit of victory showed in every move of the Hoo.siers, when the Army men, while fighting like demons, were bewildered. Crowley fumbled and Lawrence recovered for the Army! It was pretty tough on Crowley, who had been playing brilliantly: it was a glorious opportunity for Lawrence. .Vrmy had the better of the struggle in the first half, scoring five first downs to two, gaining sixty-six yards on rushes to Notre Dame ' s fifty-four, making one sustained advance of forty-.seven yards and another of twenty-seven yards and coming within twelve yards of a touchdown just before the clo.se of the half, when the Notre Dame line .stiffened and hurled back three assaults without yielding a yard. I- ' iK ' i ' P- . rmy (0) Notre D. me (0) White L. E McNultv Mulligan L. T Gotten " Breidster L. G Brown Garbisch C Walsh Farwick R. G Degree Goodman R. T Oberst Meyers R. E Vergara Smythe Q. B Thomas Timberlake L. H Lavden Dodd R. H D. ' Miller Wood „ F. B Castner Siihslitutioiis — Army — DonStonk for Mt-Ncrs. Lawrence for Dodd. Uodd for Timberlake. Xotre Dame — Stuhldrelier for Tin mia . W lil ilc for Brown, Crowley for Layden, Reagan for Walsh, Layden for Crowley, Collins fur Mi Xulty, Zermy for Castner. Bates November 18. The Army smothered the light Bates eleven here to-day by the score of .S!) to 0. It was Army ' s last gridiron engagement before lining up against Navy. iSrorc by Perioils: . rmt U H i;i— 39 B.MES U U — Toiirhihinix — Farwick. Dodd. Timberlake, Ives, Lou Storck. Whitson. Goals from Placement After Touchdotrit — Garbisch, Wood, Reeder. I Charlie Myers Gillniore iilMiilillii :i!!MIIII!! " !! ' ' ' :::: ' .-: ' ::. ' :!ill " l!lM nn;iii..iii;:::-- ■■....■■.. :: .:::i:i:iii X I m " Storct - rA ii:i " !:i " ' !i!n:.:.. ■■.■•■ ' ' " ' " ' i lfe-? i? B$ lllil 299] THE SQUAD Toi- Row — Doiniing (Mgr. ' 23), Lobert (Coach), Kaslner {Mgr. ' 22), Coiisland, Romain. Craigie, Jones, W. F., Post. Bryan. Burns. 11 ' . man. Lancaster, Merkle, Reeder, Whitson, Sarcka, Wood, Cayu ' ood, (Ass ' t Mgr. " 24), Scott, J. D. (. ss " t Mgr. ' ■H). Second Row — Smythe, Wilhide (Capt. ' 22), Stevenson, Craigin. Roper, Bonnett, Storck, D. 0. (Capt. ' 23). French. Dasher. Smith. ] ' . R. Bottom Row— Tiilly, D. H., Mascot, Miller, A. D., Smith, G. J., Barnett, Ellinger. Al ril 1 Mai ARMY OPPONENTS 1 BowDoiN College C iiK-elled .5 University of Vermont 5 4 8 College City of New York 11 2 1 2 New York University 5 4 lo Tufts College 8 3 19 Catholic University 4 22 WiLLi. MS College 12 2 2(i L. favette College 4 7 29 SWARTH.MORE CoLLEGE 5 7 3 Princeton College 7 6 6 Columbia University 10 4 10 Pennsylvania State College 8 7 13 Colgate University 2 8 17 Delaware University 7 5 20 Fordham University 14 3 24 University of Pennsyl axia 3 4 29 Navy 6 8 I liiilllllll [300 i i Baseball DoWMNd, liii.-rhiill M,inii;ir The Army ' s prospects for a good nine were never 1 letter than hist year. Bnt one man was lost to tlie s((nad from the precethng season. Hans Lohert was l)aok again as coaeli, and Williide was lieginning his second year as team captain. In(h)( r prMcticc was startt-d in tlic gyninasiinn in Fohruary, most attention being ])aid to the i)it(licrs, a department in wliich the Army has l)een noticeal)ly weak (hiring tlie ])ast three .seasons. (Vagin, Jiero of tlie ' .H] Navy game, was the mainstay of the start ' and l.ohert liuiU around him. Fa orahh " weather enal)lc l the s(|iiad to oi)tain ont- diior praclici ' .ihont the middle of March and it was soon t ' i h-rit that the team would line u|) ai)( nl Ihe same as during the previous .sea.son. The entire s(|uad .showed reniarkahle liitting aliility for a colU ' ge team hut tlie fielding was mediocre. It was iioped that this would remedy itself when the season hegai set in. Thus far, however, the team had fielded jjoorly, havi errors in ten games. The great offensive power of the team caj) until the Lafayette game was reached, when the team defeat. Again in the Swarthmore game did errors at critical moments, coupled with the isit( place another black mark against the Army record. . detailed account of the general play of each man is gixen below. It will be noticed that French and Storik are the real leaders in hitting, not only having a high average but also ha ing a number of base hits to their credit. Moth men hit safely in nearly every game of the .sea.son. The first scheduled game of the .season, with Uowdoin College, had to be cancelled because of the rain and cold weather, and the opening game was on .Vpril .5th, with the strong team from the rnixcrsity of rmont. The contest was featured by the slugging of l$ounett and by the stellar pitching of Cragiu. In additioti to holding tlie visitors down, Cragin liroke the tie of four a])iece, by hitting a home run in the eighth inning. This later turned out to be the winning run. The College of the City of ew York were ea.sy victims of (joodman and Sarcka, both of whom pitched well. The team had a field day at bat, French turning in a home run and in addition ran wild on the ba.ses. The New York (dants sent up a strong team for a practice game and had no tronlde wimiing 11 to . ' ?. Cragin pitched the first six innings and kept the Worlds Champions ' hits scattered. FVench collected a brace of doubles and Reeder .sent the ball beyond Cullum Hall, but this was the extent of the Army hitting. ew York University were tlie next victims of . rmy clouting. Ho])er jHtched the first six innings but received very ])oor sujijiort. Cragin relieved him and kejit the xisitors well in hand. F ' reiich hit savagely in this game, while Wilhide and Storck both connectetl for home runs. Wilhide came through with his offering in the ninth inning, when two were out and the .score tied. A hit .seldom made excejit in fiction. Cragin allowed Tufts but six hits while his teammates banged out twelve for a total of twenty bases, Smytlie getting two circuit clouts. Cragin acce])ted ten chanc -s without a niiscue and Wilhide played second in big league 1 Hi I hide uid warmer weather ng made forty-.se -en nullified the handi- was forced to bow to )rs airtight pitching. M ' niijin I [301] I m style. Wilhide ' s work at the keystone sack in every game to date far surpassed that of anv other second baseman in the history of Army Baseball. The team avenged its 19 ' -21 defeat by Catholic University by shutting out the Washington team 4 to 0. A load was lifted from Hans Lobert ' s shoulders when Sarcka, [jitching his first game, allowed but two scattered hits. Five singles, a double and a sacrifice netted four runs in the seventh, the visitors ' fast fielding .saving them from a worse defeat. The fielding of Wilhide and Storck was very praiseworthy. The defeat of Williams College by a hi to ' 2 count gave Hans Lobert ' s charges a record of five straight victories. Seven runs were made in the first inning and three more in the eighth when French cracked out a homer with two men on base. Army misplays gave the Williams team both their runs. In the Lafayette game the team made six errors in two innings giving the visitors four runs. This game was lo.st 7 to 4. Every run made by Lafayette was due to i)oor fielding. Cragin pitched a creditable game and deserved better sup)K)rt. The team fought well but would not con- nect when hits meant runs. The failure to get hits when they were most needed cost Army the game •ith Swarthmore. Ogden, the opposing pitcher, was invincible in the pinches, having ten strike-outs to his credit. The Army had three men on bases with but one man down but failed to .score. A second game was jjlayed after the finish of the Swarthmore game witli a team rejiresenting the New York Stock Exchange, and it de- veloped in a walk-away for the Cadets. The second string men were sent in when the game was well on ice. F ' our singles and a double netted the Army four runs in the first inning of the Princeton game, an insj iring lieginning. Two more runs were pushed across in the next inning when Smythe poled out a long home run with Bonnett on second. The Army now led by five runs but Princeton gradually closed the gap. Poor fielding gave the visitors three runs and a homer added two more. Sarcka relieved Cragin in the seventh and pitched very well. He struck out three men in the eighth and aided by some snap])y fielding in the final frame, retired the three men who faced him. Princeton made but six scattered hits and earned but two of their six runs. The Army .showed little imi)rovenient in fielding over i)revious games and were charged with seven errors. The team batted well, how- ever, and made all of their hits count. Only two men died on the bases during the entire game. Columbia came up the river three thousand .strong, saw, and were conquered. For the first time during the sea.son Army played a tight defensive game making but two errors which did not figure in Columbia ' s scoring. The Cadets hit the ball to all corners of the lot, French, Bonnett and Wilhide getting home-runs. Every man on the team but Stevenson hit safely for a team total of fifteen safeties. This was the fifth homer of the .season for French. Wilhide performed in stellar fashion, getting three hits out of five times at bat and scoring three runs. In the field he accepted eight chances successfully, three put outs and five assists and was the keystone man in a lightning double play. The entire team appeared to have struck its true game and bade fair to finish the remainder of the season without another defeat. y mm X i|ll|ili!in||i, ' |i llllliiiiliili;!:. Don Storck ■- - ' i In the c-ightli inning of tho f;ame with IVnn State, Army was trailinfi a three-run lead. Hits in this inning hy Post, Wood and Storok tied the score. Roi)er rejjhiced Cragin, who had pitched the iirevioiis eiglit innings, and held I ' enn State .scoreless in their half of the ninth. Willi two out, Snivtlie, who hit safely four times in the game, scored Woods hy a drive iiito left field, making the score 8 to 7. Each team registered twelve hits. The fielding of the team showed the continued improve- ment entered upon after the Swarthmore game, only two errors l)eing conunitted. Blum i)itched good hall for Colgate on May 13 and lield our sluggers to six hits. Onr eight errors assisted in giving them their runs, hut never- theless tliev had a first rate team. Roper, Whitson and Sarcka were all at a loss to keep down tlie tallies. Colgate had a hig time in the tliird. Two douhles, four singles and an error netted them hve runs, c couldn ' t connect with Hlum ' s twisters enough to catch u]), .so the game ended S to ' 2 against us. We regained our stride and trimmed Delaware University 7 to 5 on lay 17. Cragin j)itched well and was given ca.st iron sujjport. Wilhide, French and Storck pulled some super-l)ig-league-]) ' aying when they executeil a jjcrfect triple steal. It was on( of the rarest feats ever pulled ofl ' on a diamond anywhere. • " Frenchy " hit the hall all over the lot getting two singles, a douhle and a home run. Kothrock, the Delaware Twirler, couldn ' t locate the plate very often, passing eight men; when he did put one over his outfielders practiced cross country. " Charlie " Dasher j)layed a hang-up game at short, getting some impossihle liners and whipping the hall away like a shot. Score 7-5. The Fordham Flashes next appeared on May O with their hands, hanners and hall team. They were heautiful lianners and a good liand; however the F ' lashes faintly s])arkled and were out.shone hy our own Sons of We.st Point. We i)]ayetl errorless hall and drove in an excess of ten runs. We also ran hases like Max Carey, stealing tlie lot on McPeals. French and Storck worked a douhle .steal in the fifth. Wilhide and Dasiier caught everything around second and snapped their ])egs like lightmng. With the score 14 to and the end of the .seventh, Hans took out Sarcka and let Don Storck do the mound work. • " Willie " Burns took third. .Vfler Don gained the first man lie forgot where the jjlate was temjiorarily and Fordham marked u)) three runs. Tlie game ended U to ;5. Pennsylvania University came u]) on May " ii with .some l)all clul). Tlie uame was ni]) and tuck from .start to finish lasting fourteen innings. Hunrzinger, the Penn twirler, ])itched the full game l)ut Lohert took Cragin out after the tenth. It was a pitchers ' hattle pure and simple. We ran " the hases somewhat wild, and the hreaks didn ' t come our way. That is Tio alil.i, however, for Penn ])layed good hall. We tallied in the second inning for the lirsl run. Also in the sixth French hounced one off ' Culluni Hall and circled the hases. Too had no one was on l)ase. Penn gained two in their half of the seventh with a walk, a .stolen ha.se. an error and a douhle. French again put us in the lead with another circuit clout in the seventh. IVnn tied it in the ninth with another run. Don Storck almost i)ullcd the trick in the tenth when he lannncd out a triple hut was thrown out trying to reach home. Hnntzinger himself won the game for Peiui when he took first on an error, was .sacrificed to second and scorccl on a single. Final score 4 to . ' 5. .Mter returning from the Navy Came we indulged in three non- intercollegiate games. The first on June 3 was with the 7th Regiment mm ' Mm ; !.llllililill [303] I Sinythe from New York. It was not much of a contest. Harry Roj er held the visitors to two hits in six innings. The Army jilayed errorless ball and piled up eight runs before the game was called on account of darkness. Score 8 to 0. On June 10 we took on a double-header. The first game with the Federal Reserve Bank was too one-sided. After making two runs in the first and six in the .second, Hans put in the second team to finish the game. It didn ' t last much longer for we had another game to play. With the game 11 to Marshall called the farce over. New York A. C. had a good team but no i)itcher. The result was that we liit at will, and collected twelve to their six runs. " Uernie " AVefers, who tied Charlie Paddock ' s record for the 100 at 9 ' .- roamed around center field and covered enough territory for six men. Wilhide ended his four years with the Army by pla ■ing a whirlwind game at second, besides scoring three runs. Don Storck, who was just elected captain for next year ' s team, showed the crowd what we are going to do to the Navy by ])oIing out a couple of homers. The whole team played bang-up ball and finished the season gloriously. Roper l4 3 3 14 C ' 2 7 l.i ' 2 ' 2 3 2 3 2 1 11 32 5 7 16 70 !) 16 1 + 16 .53 !» 19 -t 3 7 S -i 6 1 S 10 10 2 1 28 3 2 10 1 12 French 67 Wilhide 7.-) Smj-the 60 Storck 7. ' ! Stevenson 3!) Bennet 40 Reeder 4,5 Bums 11 Cragin 21 Woods 48 Sarcka 20 Po.st io Roper 6 Goodman IS Smith, G. S 12 Merkle 2 Dasher d2 Romeyne 1 Lancaster 1 Bonnett 1 Miitson 1 Bryan Cousland EUinger Jones % I 1 i X v -Dabezies - W L pg 3iHiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii:i!ii;! ' [305] Top Row— .Ur. Fi. ' her (Coach), Dc Bardehhen (Mgr.). Smythe. Baxter. Boiiiiefl. Srirmiiii. A. 8., Slorck, D. (!., Garbi.ich, Gros. Storck, H. P., ilacFarlaml. Romeyn. Lee, B. V. (Asst. Mgr.), Miij. luii Vliet (Grad. Coach). Sitting — Ellimjer, ] ' ichiileii, Fnrbc.i, Dahezies (Capt.), Wood. Roosma, Pfeiffer. Dec. 9 Trinity College 13 St. John ' .s College 16 Connecticut Aggies 20 Columbia University Jan. 6 Delaware University 10 Lehigh University 13 Knox College 20 Swarth.more College 24 St. Francis College 27 Colgate University 31 Amherst College Feb. 3 Springfield College 7 New York University 10 Pittsburgh University 14 Manhattan College 17 Union College 24 N.WY (At Annapolis) Total ARMY OPPONENTS 53 8 66 5 52 19 33 19 37 11 43 13 30 14 27 26 35 14 32 27 50 11 31 24 33 28 32 20 45 25 33 16 37 29 669 309 iluliiii ' iiiii:!:,;,ri:;i:::..-.i:i;:i;ii.iiillilili [306] 1 De JiAHDELEBEx, Manager oj Baskfthall -i The 1922-23 Basketball Season ' I ' lif l)askotImll season of 1!) ' , •■, ' . ' { was without (loulit llic most siuccssl ' nl in tlic liistory of tli - s])ort at tiio Acadoniy. While the season hel ' oiv Army won seventeen out of nineteen games, inehiding a ietory over tlie Navy, tlie reeords of the past season sliow seventeen straight ictories, with a hrilhant finish in the triumpii over the Xa y at AnnajJoHs on Fetirnary ' -Utii. Mr. Harry A. Kisher, who came here tlie year liefore from Cohnnhia University was t)aek again as Coaeh, and to liim is due the greater part of tlie credit for develoi)ing the team that was destined to bring glory to the Academy. It is fitting also that ap- l)ri ' (iation he liere gi en to Major J. H. ' an Vliet, Graduate Head ( " oacli, for his great intere.st. The ( " caches had among material with which to work the same ti e of the year 1 remarkahle string of substitutes. Practice began in November. On December ninth, after three weeks of training, tlie team came through with a decisive victory over Trinity College l)y a score of .58 to S, followed by a still more brilliant one over St. John ' s ( " oUege of Brooklyn (!(! ])oints against 5. In the.se first two games of the .season tlie Army team accom])lis]ied a feat uni(|ue in the history of basket liall by i)rc enting their op])onents from scoring a single ])oint from the field, both oijjjosing teams gaining their scores through free tlirows from the foul line. Following the contest with St. .loJin ' s was that with Connecticut .Vggies, who had been successful, witli IVnn.sylvania. in defeating the Army the year l)efore. West Point team came back w itli a vengeance and easily carried ort ' the game by a score of . 2 to li). The final game before Christmas leave was jilayed with Cohimliia I ' niversity on December " 2()t]i. Tlie Columbia aggregation was able to score but three field goals against the Army defense, bringing uj) by foul throws their total score to 1!) points while the Army was obtaining . ' ), ' 5. ' i ' hese first games of the season encouraged everyone to confidently exjiect ictory over the Navy. The Cadets were able to take the first three games of the New Year witli but little effort. Delaware University was defeated . ' 57 to 11, Lehigh I ' niversity by a score of 43 to 1. ' 5 and Knox College . ' 50 to 14. The next contest, with Swarthmore College, was the clo.sest one of the .season. The game was hard fought but when the final whistle blew the West Point was leading by one |)oint, defeating the isitors ' 27 to ' (i. Hartlett, of Swarthmore, ])layed well, scoring ti e baskets. Koosma, . riny ' s high scorer, was out of this game and tlio.se succeeding, until jnst before the Navy game, but Forbes took the ofTeiisi e and registered six field goals. . hard contest was expected with St. Fr.incis, but the game was easily taken . ' 5. " ) to 14. The Army was able to gi e their substitutes a chance in this game, and at the finisli the entire second team was playing. Colgate University was next, and desi)ite a strong defense thev were defeated, S-i to ' •27. An easy game with Amherst followed in which the Pointers gained a .50 to 11 victory. The contest with S])ring-field College the same week was hard fought but the . rniy retained their Jiahit of alwa. s coming out with the big cn l of the score and a . ' 51 to 24 victory iH ' sultcd. In a still harder game than that with S])ringfield. West Point defeated the New ' ork University team, coached by " Kd " Thorpe. The New Yorkers ] resented an aggressive outfit, but the . rmy (|uintet |ilayed their usual game and the final score was , ' 5. ' 5 to ' 2S. The iK ' Xt game was with Pittsburgh University. This was more of a battle tlian a basketball game, but in warfare or basketball West I ' oint excelled, winning ;i2 to ' 20. Manhattan College was easily defeated in tlie following week, 4.5 to •2.5. The Union College game, the same week, was the last game before J. [307] the team left for Annapolis to battle the Navy. Union, coached by Lt. Oliphant. was an easy victim as is indicated by the score of 33 to 16. This game was the sixteenth of the .season and the thirtieth .straight victory for the Army team. The battle-cry throughout the Corps from thence forward until the Xavy game was " Thirty-one Straight " . The team .sliowed themselves worthy of the confidence i)laced in them, by both Officers and Cadets, by defeating the Xavy 37 to ' ii) on February ' 24th and ' " Thirty-one Straight " became a reality. Throughout the season the team demon.strated the indomitable offensive spirit with which they were imbued. Yith such men as Vichules and Roosma, supjjorted by Ellinger, as forwards, with Forbes and Wood guarding, and with Dal)ezies holding down the center j)osition, the Army team was one to instill pride into the hearts of all lovers of the sport at the Academy and in the Service. Although Roosma played in but nine games, he showed his exceptional scoring ability by registering more points than the entire opposing team in six of tho.se nine games. Ellinger substituted for Roosma and showed up exceedingly well in all games that he entered. The ability of ' ichules to dribble through the opposing defense and regi.ster a basket was nothing .short of remarkable. Dabezies .showed skill throughout the .season in following up long shots, to say nothing of making several sensational throws from precarious angles. Forbes, as running guard, proved him.self a strong man on both offen.se and defense, scoring his quota of baskets in every game, ood, the bulwark of the Army ' s defense, had the exceptional ability of being able to guard two men at the same time, which was .shown off to advan- tage in all h is games. The same team will be intact next year for the third season and with the brilliant .sea,sons of l!) ' -21--2 ' 2 and 19 ' 2 ' -2- ' -23 to look back upon The Corps is confident of another .sea.son still more remarkable, if such can be. Nothing is quite as convincing as .statistics, and one cannot obtain a deeper impression of the spirit of the team, their .strong attack and airtight defen.se, than bv studving the records of the season. Y I t Y Y I I THIRTY STRAIGHT VICTORIES IN TWO SEASONS IS my the 1 TOTALS Army 1248 Opponents .... 577 22 23 " fit 1 [308 Tlio scjisoii of liH ' i m.irkcd tlic secoiici year of Anuy ' s entry into llic intiTcollefiiate sport circles in track ami field. In 1!) ' 2I we came forth with our first team hnt liecause il was the first year on the athletic calendar, hut one meet was allowed — that witli ' I ' nfts which resulted in a one-sided icl iry for the Army. In l!) ' 2 ' -2 there were three mectson the sciiedule,S|)rinuticl(i. I ' itts- hurjih and Columhia, all of which we won hut with more o])i)osition than we hail encountered before. The sciuad was orfjanized Fehrnary I.st and work was started indoors with si.xty men. The maxim ])ut forth hy Lieutenant )li])hant was: " a track meet is won two or three months licfore the meet and not on the day that the meet takes ])lace. " The ])ractice indoors with starts, jumjjiiif; for form and the other small details connected with training i)erha] s ;rew very monot- Sonous, hut with the first signs of warmer ' weather tlie s(|uad moxcd out to tlic track ' for i)ractice. Preliminary trials were held and the s(iuad was cut to forty men. By .V])ril 1st, elimination trials had cut the s(|nad still further to thirty men and a training table was established in the mess- hall. ( ' om])etition for ])laces on tiie scjuad still continued and transfers took |)lace scx ' cral times during the season. Tiie track had been im|)roved a great tieal over the l)r -vious year but there were still some bad s[)ots, es|)ecially the three-(|uarters turn which proxcd a bugbear to the ((uarter niilers and the distance men. Lien- tenant ()li])liant looked after the whole s(|uad wliile Captain Teale assisted with the s])rinters, so that on the day of our ]l hit,: II ■. ir. first meet every man was in fine and ready to go. Then came tiiat first meet with Columbia. .V great deal had been rumored about their prowess but that made the determination lo win nnich stronger. Walter Higgins, Koj)|)isch and Graeb sjiread their fame before them and all in all ( ' olumbia had a team that was recognized. On the other hand we were considered as newcomers in the field and our opponents thought that they had something easy. Little did they reckon correctly. Columbia ' s ])cr- formers stood u]) to their reimtations but the Army also proved to have a real team. Coming up to the last e ent, the broad juni]), the score stood .J? ' jj to .)!•- ' ; against llie Army. Cam|)bell, Sexton and Hnlley won all three jjlaces in this event and incidentally captured the meet for us. The .score of the Arniy-Colnmbia meet was as follows — 100 i ard Dash — First, Graeb, ( ' olumt)ia: second. Wliite, V. W., . rmy; third, Koppisch, CoIumbi;i. Time, 10:00. IJO yard IIi, h rJ cs— First, Harkes, . rmy; second, ( ' ranfunl, . nii.v: third, I ii(kett, Columbia. Time, 16:1-5. (New .Xc adeaiy record). Mile Run — First, Robinson, Columbia; .second, Higgins, Columbia; third, Newman, . rmy. Time, 4:W:3-5. HO yard Fvii — First, Koppi-ch, Columbia; second, Heacock, . rray; third, Campbell, . rniy. Time, 51:3-.5. Tiw mile Run — First, Calhoun, . rmy; second, Moore, Columbia; third, Skeats, Cohimbii. Time, 9:o5:. ' 5-5. (New . cademy record). A ' .s ' O yard Run — First, Higgins, Columl)ia; sec- ond, Lowen, Columbia; third, McDonough. . rmy. Time, ' i:05:l-5. JM yard Low " rJ r.s— Kirsl, Marker. Army: second, Hullcy, . rmy; third, Douhltle, Cohimbi i. Time, ' 2(i:iJ-,5. S30 yard Da.ih — First, Graeb, Columbia; second, Koppiscli, Columbia; third. White, W. W ' ., Army. Time, 22:1-5. Shot Put — First, Dabezies, Army; second, Fargo, Columbia; third. Smith. A. W., Army. Distance, 40 feet, 5J inches. Pole Vurill — First. Lockett, Columbii; second, Garrecht, Army; third, Herry, K. W .. Army. Height , 11 feet, 7 inches. lliyh Jump — First, White, W. W., Army, and Caldwell, Colum- bia, tied; third. Nelson, Army, and Lockett and Trowbridge, Columbia, tied. Height, 5 feet, 9 inches. Discus Tlirnw — First, Mulligan. Army; second. Smith, A. W ' ., . rmy; third, Fargo, Columbia. Distance, 117 feet, 8 inches. Jarelin Tlirou — First, Butt, Columbia: second. Smith, A. W., . rmy; third, Dudd, . rmy. Distance, 152 feet, 9 inches. liroad Jump — First, Campbell, . rmy; second. Sexton, . rmy; third, Hulley, Armv. Distance, 21 feet, 11} inches. Total score; Army, 661 3, " Columbia, 592 . The next meet that followed was with Pittsburgh which resiihed in our favor l)y a point score of 88 to .50. After tliat came Springfiekl whom we conquered 911 2 to 341 2- Then during the stay of the First Class at Fisher ' s Island during the last two weeks of June at the invitation of the Naval Ofheers of the Submarine ,,, r Base at New London, Connecticut, the First Classmen who were members of the track .s((uad entered a meet in which teams from Fort Wright, Fort Michie, Fort Terry and the Submarine base took part. Arriving too late for the fir.st event we started off in the .second taking all three places in the broad jump. The remainder of the events progressed in the same way. Out of a total of !)0 j)oints the Army won 6!), and as evidences of our victory we l)rought home five cups and eighteen medals. During the season five Academy records were lowered. Sexton, broad jump, iS feet V2 inch. Newman, A. S; mile run, 4:;?6:l-.5. Barkes, l ' -20 yard high hurdles, 16:1-5. Smith, A. W.; javelin throw, 155 feet 6 2 inches and Calhoun, two-mile run, 9:55. Thi.s year all these record breakers will be back so there are strong possibilities of their new marks being lowered still further. The squad for the coming .sea.son is a well-balanced one. With White, W. W.; Hulley, Campbell, Heacock, Oliver and (Jraves in the .shorter runs, Calhoun, Newman, and Dutton in the distances and Sexton, Smith, A. W.; Dabezies, Mulligan, Nelson, Dodd and White. W. C, in the weight events, the Army has a strong nucleus for a track team that will put up a hard fight to keep clear it " s record of being undefeated for two .seasons. Cam])l)ell has been elected Caj)tain for 19 ' -23 and Lieutenant ' idal has been appointed as coach to succeed Lieutenant Oliphant. iliil!ilh!;»!!i ' H! " ii:;i;::!! ' !i:i;:i;ii!i!l!]ii!I Our tests this year will he harder than any previously encountered. The schedule as arranjied is as follows: May r,th Mail nth Man ' - ' tli June 2n(l CoLCiATK rxnEKSlTV NkW YoHK I ' N ' nEKSITY PiTTsiu KCH University ( " on MBiA University Syracuse University Xa y AH meel.t at Went Point. A meet for May ' - ' (ith, and another for .June wi ' ck with some uni- versity such as Cornell or Princeton as well as a trip to the Pennsylvania relay ( " arni al at Philadel])hia are on a tentati ( ' schedule hut final arraufiements have not been comi)leted at the tlate of this writing;-. The crowiiinj;; event of our schedule is of course the event with the Navy on June " ind. All efforts will be bent in the direction of making tliat meet count as a V i Army victory. It is pcssible that a test of their strenjjth will be had if we meet them in a .special Army-Xavy relay and otlicr events at Philadelphia but this will only .serve as a foreruimer to June ' •2nd. On that same day we meet our ancient foe in baseball and tennis as well as track, so there should be considerat)le fur flying before dark. We should be j)rimed for the event with at the least two triangular meets and one other i)receding the nuiin battle of the year. In i)assitig, a word should be said in jjrai.se of Lieutenant 01i|)hant, our coach for the first two years. He was the one who pushed tiie idea of having tiie .Vrniy enter a team on our varied ])rogram of sjjorts. He organized the .s (uad and then carried it through two sea.sons in which the Army was undefeated. Every man worked with him beeau.se he so earnestly a])i)lied him.self to the task of making the team a succe.ss. It was with regret that we saw him leave to take u]) his new position at Union College. X N I II IK S(il .M) ' I ' oi- {in — Klein (M ir. ' ii). (iraic.s. !{.. IliiUni. Scxinn. Camphell (( ' apt. ' -i-.i). Crairford (( ' apt. ' -ii). Fnwier. Scriij. l)ahe ic.- . Clcirlc. K. .V.. lieiil. Oliplianl ({(.ach). Riepe. Barrett. . el.inii. I ' . H.. I ' hcri.i. .Mulligan. D. J.. Sewmaii. .4. .S.. Dwyer. Doild. M ' liitc. If. 1) ' .. . i7 (»i (Mjir. ' i ' .i). Sk( DNi) How — Ilearnclc. Eratm, J. .1., Callioiin, Ttilly, W . li., Sulliran, li. II., .Vw . (larrecitt, Rmliecic, Smilh, .1. H ' ., .Anderson. (!.. Fislier. S. II., Berry. I{. ll ' . Thiku Row — Sollenberger, Fiirholmen, Dullon, Sibley, J ew er, Barkes, Scliildrolh, McDonough, Olirer, R. C. I J-1 Y-canTRy y As before this year there has never been a cross-country team at West Point, the whole undertaking as more or less of a venture, and tliere was considerable doubt at first as to the chances for success in attemj)ting regular meets with outside colleges. There were few experienced men avail- able, which handica])])ed us considera- bly. There was no course to run over. And the only cross-country work that had been done before was by a scjuad last winter which was organized to train and condition distance runners for the track ' squad of Wi ' i. Throughout the winter informal runs were held once or twice a week. This served to bring out (|uite a few new men, and aroused interest in ( ross Coimtry which .served as a basis for this year ' s squad. So when a call was made for a team last fall, there was a ready res])onse of over 70 candidates. For a starter, a number of men from the track sciuad turned out, and they, with a few men who had gained exj)erience el.sewhere, made a nucleus for the team. Se ' eral promising Plebes were discovered, while of the upper classes ciuite a few new men turned out who were .pj.y good. But men of exjjerience were few, as the con- ditions here had never served to bring out or develop XoYES, Vaptuin cross-country runners, and the great majority who did turn out had had little or no previous training. We were fortunate in being able to secure Major ' an ' lllkcnburgh as coach, and luider liini training was started in earnest toward the end of Se])teniber. The first thing to be done was to prepare a course to run over. Xow hills are all right in a way, but tlie West Point hills are not esi ecially inviting to climb in a hurry, and moreover they are next to im])ossible to avoid. After several weeks of exploration, a fairly satisfactory course about five miles long was laid out, mapped and measured. It surely covered some varied ground, too, starting at Lusk Reservoir and ending on the Plain. There were many bad sjjots in this course, but the cheerful co-operation of eve ryone .served to dear these out, while some fine markers .secured by the indefatigable Milton were .set out to clearly jioiiit the way. Right here a tribute should be paid to the interest and willing helpful- ness shown by everj ' man on the squad, for without their co-operation in choosing, marking, policing and patrolling the course, the season could not have been carried through. Meets were held with New Hamijshire State on October !21.st and with Hamilton College on November 4th. And in both the.se meets our lack of ex- ])erience was felt, as we lost by scores of 36 to ••21 and ;5;5 to ' 22. Calhoun was our " ace, " running a fine race in both meets to take first place in one meet and third in the other. His best time, which stands as a course record, was 2( :.S(). Fi.sher. S. H.; Dutton, and Ehrgott, a Plebe, were other high scorers for the Army. While this year ' s season was not a complete success in its results, it is felt that the troubles encountered were largely those always met with in starting a team, and that another year will see a vast improvement. Training and ex})eri- ence are important in cross-country running as in no other s])ort, and howe " er well we were prepared in the former, we were lacking in exjierience. That tells the story. Another year will find . us with a nucleus of experienced men who can be dej)ended upon to turn out a winning team. THE SQf AD Top Row — Daughertj), Serig, Belt, Furuholmen. Fifth Row — Cannon, Jf ' ooduorth, J. II., Edwards, Pyne, Sollenbcrger Fourth Row — Diilligaii, Prindle, Triidciiii Third Row — Fisher, S. H., Crau; Hallock, Setrman, A. S. Second Row — Nisi, Xoyes (Capt.), Thurston, Dudley First Row — Mead, A. D. (Ass ' t Mgr.), Ehrgott, Calhoun, Dutton, Wiltia- ' s, J J (Ass ' t Mgr.), J i7 on (Mgr.) LACR?9§t- O ' Shai A filance at the rec- ord of tlie Lacrosse team for tlie past year shows iiimiistakahle evidence successful season, ivirly ill tiie spriufi tlie firowinj; interest in the i;aine induced a hirji ' e nuinher of candidates to enter into I lie keen coni])et it ion for reyuhtr lierths on tlie s(puid. From the outset, tile asjiirants set a rajiid pace wliicli the.v maintained throufih- out the training; ' season, and which tliey in turn communicated to the x ' cleraiis of tiie |)rc ioiis year, witli the result that the team was invari- ably full of fight and possessed of tliat rugffod endurance which proves so valuable in a gruelling contest. We have reason to be ])roud of our Lacrosse team, for out of .seven games, we lost but one, and that by a single i)oint in two overtime i)eriods. Even in the first few contests the .sheer .strength of the outfit was ai)i)arent ; long before the end of the .season, this had been combined with ])olisiied teamwork of siicii a tyjie that high scoring ability was ine itable. Li s|)ite of the fact that tiie schedule included some of tlie strongest college teams, among them Leliigh and Swarthmore, both former i ' lasterii clianij)ions, the Army managed to garner a total of 8.5, against the 16 gath- , ered liy all the ojiponents. H Vy ' i ' he first game of the season was with ■ W Vale. On .Vjjril ,Slli, the 151ue aggre- H | gation came to the Plain with hi«h I!ah»(ill, Citptdiii ambitions, and foreI)od- ing intent. Several hours later they left, on the .short end of a KJ to score. A week later .lolms Hopkins invaded our stronghold and fur- nished the most thrilling contest of the year. ' l vo extra jjcriods of five min- utes eac-li were neces- sary to decide the issue, a long shot by the visi- tors ended the struggle in their favor, 4 to , ' 5. " Ham " Meyer, Cajjt. Kes.sler, Har- roll, and Salmon were the outstanding stars for the .Vriny. Har ard furni.shed the next oi)j)o- Humeit •sition, though it was not of a very stiff nature, and the Crimson went down to defeat, 11 to 3. The following game meant much to Army followers. In lft ' 1 Swarthmore had beaten us 4 to ■•. ' . That defeat rankled, and all year we had looked forward to tlie ojjpor- tunity of turning the tables, so that we might taste of the .sweetness of revenge. We did, Swarthmore had little or no .show, the score ending 14 to " i favor of the Army. During the ensuing seven days, namely those ending on Liy 7th, the team got into a terrible tein])er. Maybe the coach had put ' em on half rations; maybe they were vieingwith one another for the favor of the newly crowned Queen of ] Liy. At any rate, the arrival of Penn- sylvania at that periotl of the year was ill-timed — for Penn. The Army buried them witli an avalanche of goals, ' ■2 ' 2 to 4. f .313 1 Lehigh proved to be a much harder nut to crack. As Eastern cham- pions for the preceding year they commanded a wholesome resjject, but the Army took nothing for granted, and proceeded to upset the dope l v beating the ex-champs, 5 to 1, in an interesting tho rough game. Although, have ijou ever seen a gentle lacrosse contest. Penn State was the last victim. After the smoke had cleared away, the .score stood 15 to 1 with our visitors on the .short end. It is a difficult proposition to pick out stars on such an honest to goodness crackerjack team, but even there someone stands out above tlie rest. " Ham " Meyer is our choice for that honor. Fast, full of fight and grit, and the hardest worker on the squad, he ])roved to be our most valuable point getter. Clo.se behind him were Ke.ssler, the captain, and Greene, two big .strong defen.se men who shoved everything out of the way of their goal. Salmon and Busbey were able stick handlers with plenty of running ability, who with Heiuiey and Rasmussen, gave us a splendid defense. Lawrence, Marinelli, and O ' Shea covered the midfield, while, on the attack, besides Meyer, we had men like Harroll, Burnett, Coates, and Bodine, to say nothing of Vandersluis, Wood, and Craw. Baker managed the goal with an eagle eye, and managed to save Army from being scored on many times. Above all the individual playing, however, the team ' s greatest asset was the teamwork displayed. The men on the squad worked hard to attain this, but much of the credit is due to the excellent coaching of Mr. Hunter and his assistants. The captain for next season is BarroU; the manager is Lord, who succeeds Miller. Another successful season is hoped for; and there is even a prospect of a game with the Navy. Bring on the Mids! ! ! ! Scrjff 4 I I THE SQIAD Top Row- or (Mgr. " ' 23). Strong, Schuejer, T. ., Sulmim, t ■handler, R. E., John, Miller, S. M. (Mgr. ' i-i). Kesslcr (Cupt. " •2-2), Ilunler (Coach) Bodine, We.itphalinger. Greene, F. M .. Burnett, Busbey, Griffith, Frazer, Halligan (. ss " t Mgr.) Second Row— ( «»•, Carroll, M. P., Douthit, O ' Connell. O ' Shea. Coates, Mitchell, R. T.. Doyle, Baker, E. C, Rasmussen Sitting — Lawrence, C. IT ' ., Meyer, }f ' oods, Serff, BarroU (Capt. " •23), Marinelli, Vandersluis, Raymond, C. S. kl I J ' t 99CCt Harmon If Wilson, Cu plain i[ the future of soccer at the Mihtary Academy assured hy tlie sjilendid success achieved hy the fjreen team of 19 ' -21, throufi ' h a sclicdiile which iuchtded the most formidahle teams in the East, the advent of the season of ' .h2 ' -2 was eagerly antici|)ated. The results were no longer prolilematical, for the line-uj) included nine of the men who had estah- lished this sj)ort. whicli is so rapidly gaining popidarity. In addition, tlie coup d ' etat in ohtaining the services of ] Ir. Ratican, a j)layer and coach of inleruational fanic. douliled tlie Army jjrestige. The tryoiits hrouglit out over a hundred men and it was witli no little difficulty that Coach Ratican finally selected the thirty to comprise the squad. All positions were hotly contesteil. and Coach Ratican paid I)remium to speed and ability to handle the ball. 1 ) li I Early l|ll| " riMll|; ' |iM!iviiii| " !i;iJi;iMMli| [315 1 llanling The squad being picked, all efforts were directed to the develop- ment of team work and accurate handling of the hall. The style of play was somewhat modified to augment the effectiveness of the offense. The season was inaugurated by an easy victory over Dartmouth Ijy a score of 3 to 0. The Army defense was impregnable due to the good work of Buckley and Hardy. The ojjjjonents presented a well-balanced team but lacked the final punch to cage the ball. Hamilton was next overwhelmed by a score of 8 to 0. The ability of Tredennick to head the ball, in addition to his consistently good work, accounted for four of Army ' s tallies. Tlicn came a day of shattered hoj)es. Princeton had been played to a scoreless tie the year previous. It was the ambition of the team to break that tie in favor of the Army. The Army scored first, but the half ended 1 to 1, Princeton scoring in the last few minutes of play. Princeton, how- ever, came back strong in the form of one forward, who continually eluded our defense by his uncanny dribbling and was the important factor in ending the game by a .score of 4 to i. It was, however, very gratifying to see Princeton emerge as undefeated intercollegiate cham- pions. Undaunted by this setback the Army came back and defeated AVilliams and M. I. T. to the tune of 3 to and .S to 1 respectively. The work of Skinner at halfback was a feature in both games, and drew much laudable comment from the sidelines. Fisher, R. E., at goal played his usual game, making the net all but unassailable. It was with .satisfaction that Army trium])hed over Syracuse on the following Saturday. Syracuse had left us with the small end of the .score last year. O ' Conner ' s exceptional playing at forward finally resulted in the caging of balls and victory for Army. Bingham at outside forward had been playing an exceptional game all through the season. His accurate placing of the ball from the line made jjossible many shots at the goal at clo.se range and were indirectly responsible for a good many points. After the Syracuse game bad weather set in, and the team slumi)ed accordingly. That Saturday, Colgate administered the second and last defeat of the season by a score of 1 to 0, on a very slip])ery field. Wilson, F. J., and Fisher, R. E., did themselves proutl in that game. The visitors made po.ssible one of the best games of .soccer this season. Filled with thrills and brilliant playing this game afforded the Army rooters a most creditable exhibition. 1 Buckley Lt ' liif;li coinpleted tho sclu ' diilo, ami lost to tlu- tune of " 2 to 0. Consiiloriiifi- the strerifith of tlie year ' s schedule, and the nifaiicy of this sport at West Point, Capt. Wilson and his men are entitled to nuieh credit indeed. Althoufi ' h j radnatioii will tle|)lete the sipiad of six refjulars, there are many siihs to huihl ii|) the remaining ' nucleus. Look for a very success- ful .season under tlic leadership of ( " aptain-eicct l{in};ham. ltMV Ol ' I ' ONKN ' l Oct. 4 l). KT. iouTH College a 11 H. .MiLTON College 8 18 Princeton University 2 4 25 Willi AM.s College 3 Not . 1 Syr. cuse Univer.sity 2 1 8 ]M. S.S. CHUSETTS InsT. TECHNOLOGY 3 1 ii) Colgate University 1 Dec G Lehigh University 2 Totals 24 1 1 Tin; -1 1 i t ' Poi- Raw— Gal tinhti (MRr.), Grnven. Keanics. Ludue, Dillard. Tutlle. Vndermml. IIuiiH: liaird, liarlh. Card. lUiijcr. Srhticfcr, II. T. (. ss ' t. Mgr.) Skconu Row— ir( inj, Sorton. Fi.ilur. S. II.. Earbi, Ralicuii (Couch), Fi.slier. R. •, ' ., Imjlex, Hard; . Millnii Imkst Mow — Oxreidcr, SIniie. R.. Skhnicr. I,. I... Ilarmniui, W ' ihoii ((apt.). Riirldey, O ' Voitiwr. Trcdeiuiick; Rinijham. [317] Groiiihacli wiiisl ' I ' liiis tittingly ended tlie last bout in the dosing box- ing match of the Army ' s 19 2 2-19 2, ' ? season. Tlie decision gained by Grom- bach over Madera of Penn State was typical of the entire series of victories that went to make uj) the sec ' ond suc- cessful boxing schedule at Yest Point. Prospects were •ery bright for a record- breaking team when jjractice began in the fall, for over one hundred men turned out to try for places. A difficult schedule of five matches was arranged Harmon y. Captu under the direction of Lieutenant Cranston and it was confidently expected that the en- iable record established during the previous season would be duplicated. Accidents, deficiencies and jninishments worked against the i)ersonnel and the first match again,st Toronto was fought with a team that contained but one man from the preceding year. Army fight and superior con- dition evened the balance and the Canadians were defeated four bouts against two. Brosnan, a thirdclassman survived a slashing battle and slugged hi.s way to an extra round decision. The 1 ' 25 pound class was another close argument. Andrews, the Army representative, went down in the first round but was saved the bell. He came back gamely, shaded his opponent in the next stanza and won decisively in the third and final round. Harmony, cajitain of the team, responded to the outburst of cheering with which the Corjjs greeted his appearance by gi " ing his customary clever exhibition of hit and duck. Galloway, hastily substituted for Mclnerney, lost after a hard fight. Buckley won easily and the meet ended in our favor after the next bout in which Smith was defeated. The Army lost its first and only meet tw ' o weeks later to the University of Pennsylvania. Mclnerney and Maglin, counted on as certain winners were un- able to box and their absence undoubtedly cost West Point the match. Neither man had been defeated in intercollegiate competition and tlieir loss was keenly felt. Mulligan and Gallo- way who substituted fought hard but were unequal to the task of overcoming the sjjlendid op])onents representing I . of P. Andrews, Harmony and Groni- bach all fought their way to well-earned decisions. Culver Military Academy, heralded as a combination of coming champions were the next opponents for the Cadets. It proved to be an encounter of liuAIni ;il)ility and experience against experience and the Army won every l ()nt hnt one. Three of tlie figiits were decided hy knockouts. The final meet was witii tiie strong team from Pciuisyl am ' a State ( " ollcf c and it marked the first time dnrinii; the season that the Army was rejjresented hy an experienced team. Finina in the Kid |)onnd lass was the only man who had ne cr a])peared in competition. The results of tliis exi)erience showed ])lain]y in the outcome of the match. IJrosnan forced his man to (|uif in tiic second rouii l, .Vndrews won hy tlic knock- out routi- in the second round. Harmony fiiihtini;- his farewell houl won )y a knockout in the third round. " .laz ' f axc ins man more punishment han any of his o])ponents had e er received and the residt was never in douht. Marcus, floored in the first rouiul, came hack antl had his man rceliTiff at the end of the hout. He received the judfi ' es " decision. IJuckley won with ea.se i)v a knockout. Fu |ua lost in the same manner in the hinl round hut (Jromhach retaliated l)y winning; an extra-round decision o er Madera. I ' cnn State ' s undefeated leader and twice iutcrcolleniate chanii)ion. " (ironii)o " was outweighed by an even forty pounds hut made up in skill antl all around hoxing ahility. The entire credit for the wonderful showiuj; ' made hy the .Vrmy in this sport is due to " Hilly " ( " avanauiih who was the power behind the team, lie fouulit e ( ' ry hj ht from the side of the ring e -en if unal)lc to lie within the ro|)es performing. He ga e his all to the s(|uad and it was methods that conditionetl tlie men and obtained for them their points. VouY men. Captain Harmony, Buckley, Grond)acli and Mcln- crney will be lost by graduation but with Billy Cavanaugh and the material remaining |)ros|)ects appear bright for the continuance of the success of Armv intercollegiate boxing. 1 1 I E 3 TIIK SQIAD ' r.)l Un (;aUnmi,i. EllsimrUi. riiqiia. damhl,: Smilh. I). B.. ifuil: Irvine KoiUTll How— l(V «Y. ir. . ' .. (( rnr.v, (immlmrh. (iloxgntr. EUj. O ' Cnnnrr. Kelli . I.uihhcniutn TlUHi) Wow — Tiilky. I). II.. Diiyan, Thnm,m,u. It. II., Mrister. lim. ' .min. Ilil,-hin js Second Row— .S ohc (. sst. M r.). Flelelier, Siilliran. ( ' . . ., PUzer (Mgr.). Dnijlr. linunr. Under (. sl. Mf:r.) First Row — McJnerney, Hucklcy, Caranuugh (Coach), Maglin, Aittlreici, E. L. Army ' s wrestling for lO ' JS was not so successful as had been hoped, hut only the best teams took the big end of the score away from us. Injuries prevented the participation of a couple of our best gTapplers. Early in the season " Red " Smith tried to lift a mat with his foot and twisted it — the foot — so badly that it greatly handicapped him the remainder of the time. " Sam " Johnson also fell heir to some bad luck which kept him off the mat for all but two meets. The season began rather auspiciously with a clean walk-away against Stevens, the Army garnering twenty-six points to our opponents zero. " Woppy " AMiite was the only veteran in our lineup and he came thru with his regular " lock- ' em ' -n-roll. " It was in this meet, and in- cidently in the first bout, that Cerow estabhshed the season ' s record for time in getting a fall. He did it in forty-six seconds. Stevens was followed by Toronto University of Canada. They brought four men and all were intercollegiate champions of the Dominion. The score showed their ability and we coidd hardly begrudge them their victory. John,son, F. R. pinned his man to the mat in no uncertain manner and since the Canadian had once been the amateur chamiMon of his native land it was quite a tumble for him and no small honor " Sam. " If l T ' J ' lic follc) vin ;- Saturday M. I. T. .succeeded in tiainiiig the advantage HI hut two houts, and Army won In- quite a margin. Our victories were all l)y (leci.sions and this made the meet rather slow. However it was a Nictory and decisions, so long as there were i)ienty of them, were per- fect ly .satisfactory. Jj The Springfield meet, on the tenth of February, was remarkable in that every bout was decided by a fall. Springfield had a veteran team and their experience proved too mucii for us. Columbia, Princeton, and ale followed on successive Saturtlays and they all found our weak spots. Hvery bout was fought to a finish and when we lost the other fellow knew he hadn ' t been on a pleasure jaunt. These last three meets were run according to the new set of rules adopted by the intercollegiate associalion and tiicy were an imi)rovenient over the former ones. Xe.xt season the team will miss a few of the veterans by reason of graduation but for all that the Army should have much more success than fell to our lot during the winter just passed, ( " erow, Johnson, Smith, White, and Douthit will be among the missing but there are good men to lake tiieir places and a little ex pericTice will mean woilds to lliciii. I Lonioij I Top Row — I ' tirdue. Kartnii. Miller. II. (!., Miiilij. I.iwski. Hothijeh Secomi Row — Hradford. Carrnll. I ' . I... Dudley. Kurnelt. Griffith. Third Wow— Coruoij. Cleland. Mead. .1. D.. ic.v. MrCloud. Smith. I.. S. (.X.sst. Mgr.) I- ' ocRTH How — Bnjiiii. . . ir., Conley. Sather. il ' illiums. J. F., Johnson. F. !{., Ceroie, Matlenon ItoTToM Row— .SmiV i, R. M. (Capt.), Maj. Bnelcner. Mr. Jenkins, Tudor (Mgr.), While, » ' . C. x [321] The season of li) ' 2. ' ? completes tlie third year of the existence of swimniinfi as a minor sport among the Corps " activities. The i)ast three years, con- sidered from every standpoint, have been most satisfying; each succeeding season develojiing greater success than the preceding. During this last season the honors in six out of the seven meets were enjoyed by the Army. It was with a bit of misgiving and skepticism that the year of MHil opened. With Longwell and Kerr doing penance on the area for their sins and Timberlake and Meriwether doomed to join them before the team was well under way, things looked discouraging. It seemed to follow direct- f ' ' ly that to be a member of the swimming ' team was in it.self sufficient to condemn Jfl a man to trodding thebeaten j)ath. The loss of the valuable help of these four put extra work and resijonsibility on the shoulders of the more (Jod-fearing braves of the squad. At the begiiuiing of each season there is that period of anticipation and biting of fingernails when the new class is microscopically examined for Johnny Weismullers. This year produced its usual quota of ])otentialities in Elliott, Dawson, Krueger and Brady. The first meet with Lehigh was won bv the Armv with a score of . ' 5!) to •i ' .i. The feature of the contest was the work of DeArmond who won the 100 yard dash and the ,50 yard back stroke. In the meet with Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology the following week, . rmy again came out ahead by a ] lurality of 43 9 to l i 2- The frac- tional points were caused by a tie be- tween Hurrill and Taylor, M. I. T., for third i)lace in the oO yard dash. I ' p to this point in the schedule the Army swimmers had had things pretty much their own way. Howe ' er, they were doomed to suffer defeat at the hands of Rutgers to the tune of 3.) to ' 27. The attrac- tion of this tilt was the remarkable swinnning of Giebel, Captain of the Rutgers team and one of the fastest paddlers in the East. DeArmond again stood the Army in good stead by winning the 50 yard back stroke from Giebel in the fast time of ii ' i ' -, seconds, and defeating his opponent in the 100 yard dash. The crowd spectators forgot for once the humidity and torridity of the room during a most thrilling relay which Army won by a very small margin. The next Saturday .Vrmy and Columbia splashed a close meet, the honors of which went to the " Soldier Mermen " as the newspapers say. Wh - not " mere men " ? Breidster established an Academv record in the 440 swim by [322] w I hvnl u x Coluinhia In (i iiiiiiulcs and 1.5 seconds. Dc ' .Vnnond. as usual, won his two events, tlie 1(10 yard dash and . () yard hack stroke. Tliis was llie only meet during- the year in which the Army relax- team was defeated. ' I ' he score ended . ' ! ' -2 to , ' 5(t. A new team on the Army list tliis year was ] ' ittsl)ur ih IniNcrsity which was nosed out .S(i to . ' 5.5. Breidster and Hadsell, hotli Army, defeated the Pittshuryh rei)resentatives in the 440 yard swiin. Pols-jrove and Lonpvell hattled for first place in the dixiuj;- without much competition from their op|)onents. Before the relay, the final exent on the proi;ram. l ittsl)ur;ih led . ' il to ;{.) so the result of the whole contest rested on that race. With the help of tiie mental propulsion of the crowd the fast Army |nartet won by a fingernail. Syracuse jjroxcd an easy victory for Army in s|)ite of tiie fact that DeArmoiul, except for the relay entry, was ;iven a rest. This xvas the first meet in which Klliott featured to the hest of his ability. He won the KM) yard breast stroke in the fast time of 1 nn ' nute 2 ' .Vr, seconds lowerinu the . cademy record ' i seconds. ' I ' he last meet with .lohii Hopkins xxas won by tlie Army by a score of 41 to ' .M, Klliott lowered his record of the week i)revions in tiie 100 yard breast stroke to 1 mimite ' . . ' { .seconds. The relay race wa.s ;i dead heal thereby addinii Tnuch to the excite- ment of the contest. SIMMAUY OK IIIIS VKAH S MKKTS Lkhiuh ' i ' i M. I. T 154 RercEHs 35 ' 0UMBI. ' M) Pittsburgh ;!5 SYH.tcesE 20 Johns Hopkins .... 21 . rmy . rmy . kmy . rmy . rmy 39 43H 27 32 36 Army 42 . rmy 41 1 I TIIK SQlAl) Top Haw—De Armnml. Krriiqcr. .1 . M .. Etiinlt. .1 . II. C. Koi iiTii How - " .W,-..|V ,-. MrCiilhrl.: Daw.m,,. ,»■: •. Hli.s.i. ■rimii) Rim—O ' Cnniior. Lnngiirll. Hr,iili,. liiirrill. Ski DNI) U v—Trar!i l. sst. Mjrr.). I ' nhgrme. Diicrr. Chambers (Mt;r.). IhuhelL McClusI;,! , Hi iiii. T. ( ' . (Asst. MfcT.) Sitting — Sroll. H ' . L., lircidster (Capt.), ( ' apt. I ' nitllelnii (Coaoli), (loodmati, Meriuelher. ' x w ' ' 5 Ix [323] I i- ncrCr- That tliere should have been a period in tlie history of tiie Mihtary Academy when fencing was not listed among the current sports seems in- credible — for of all the branches of athletics, fencing is the military sport. Yet such was the case, and for eleven years, from 1!)1 " to 19 ' -23, West Point was not repre- Pesek Individual Inter-Collegiate Epee Champion Member Inter-Collegiate Epee Team Champions sented at the annual Inter-col- legiate Fencing fleets in New York. Once more, however, the Army fencers will he pitted against the repre.sen- tatives of a dozen or more of the colleges and universities in the East, when the Inter-collegiates take place in April. To the casual observer, and even to many men of the Corps who ha " e had only a short period of training in the elementary forms of the s])ort, fencing cannot i)os- sibly hold the fascination that it does to a member of the team, or to the graduate fencer, who has spent four years of hard conscien- tious work in the fencing armory. Fencing is an art, something which can be acquired and mastered only through long periods of laborious train- ing, and in this day when knowledge of sword-play as a necessity has been greatly supplanted by the skillful use of the pistol in our armies, there are comj)aratively few who can do justice to the older art. Yith the exception of an occasional sabre bout, fencing is not spectacular, and Castner. Captain Individual Inter-Collegiate Sabre Champion; Member Inter-Collegiate Sabre Team Champions imless one s eyes are trained to follow the elusive point the observ- er often mis.ses what takes place after the first at- tack has been made. Fencing is not a contest of brute strength, it is an engagement where mind is pitted against mind, will against Mill, and where speed and time are important factors. And therein lies its fascination. To make a man parry or attack as you wish, be- cause you have mastered his will, makes of fencing a real sport. But fencing is not merely a contest in which one can indulge during his few brief years at the Academy. Wherever the officer is sent he encounters men who can handle a sword and whether it ' s for amusement, exercise, or to im- the h , ulicit ' Monsieur the IVilciii " . ' I ' lic jjrove his own ability, kuowledj e of tlie game gained at the Aeadeniy otters a pleasant form of relaxation. There is one more imj)ortant reason why feneing should he of especial interest to the Army: it is one more t)ranch of athletics in which we meet tlie Navy, and one in which the Army has won consistently. In ' .H i fencing was retin-ned to the Academy as a recognized sport, and this year the team has had a formal sclicdulc. }neeting six college teams of the Kast and entering once more the Intcr-coilcgiate conlests in New York fCity. Among tlie colleges and unixersities re])resented in I lie hig meet are I Dartmouth, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ' ale, ( " ohiiuhia, I ' Pennsylvania, Cornell anil Navy. Of these the Navy carried I ' last year with the Har ard team a close secoiul. Our first meet of the .season was with Hamilton College, (ielas, a former West Point Fencing Master, has charge of ' Army won twelve of the sixteen houts and the following week followed this ' ictory with a l;5 to 4 trium|)li oxer the team from M. I. T. Two weeks of I i)ractice elapsed before the triangular meet with Cornell and ' ale, which was during the Hundredlii Night aclixities on Feliruary ' •24. In this encounter Vale xvon ' 24 houts, .Vrmy IS, and Cornell (i. Two more meets, one with Harxard, and the other with Cohnnhia completed the schedule. In all of these meets Conner antl Castner excelled in foil and sahre resjjectixely liile Pcsek and Price have done the best xvork with the ei)ee. Thexxork of traiTiing the s(|uad and dexcloping the team was un lcr- taken by Monsieur ' ;iutliicr. Through his untiring efforts, liis (Icxotion to fencing, and his loxe for Vest Point has the team been able to make the creditable showing of the past season. To Mr. Dimond, instructor of the sabre and epee teams, all the credit for their efficiency is due, xvhile the work among the newer men has been carried on by Major Harding, graduate coach. Only the fencers on the s((uad xvho have xx ' orked with these men day after day can fully ap[)reciate the work that they have put into the training of the teams. The scpiad is also grateful for the interest shoxxn by Major Charles D. Daly, whose efforts xx ' ere for a large pousii)lc for sending the .Vrmv team to New York. T ' .HH1 S (■„l tnill-v!crl 1 - Wcstphalinger iiiJii:;:ii7 ' :, -:-;.: ' ::i:::::[Smi WCU O ' Shea, Captain Tlie Hockey team this season faced a ■e y hard schedule with liut one reguhir player remaining from the team of ' ' i ' i. However, under able coaching a good team was molded and developed remarkably as the season wore by. The snowfall during the entire season was very heavy, interfering with i)ractice and delaying some of the games. Nevertheless it was a winter of excellent ice and skating weather. Indoor practice for the forwards and goal tenders in handling the puck commenced in December midst the Hockey atmosphere of the gym lioiler room. Through the courtesy of Princeton University the Army squad was enabled to practice on the Baker Memorial Rink during the Christmas holi- days. Only a few men were able to make the trip, but all who did were enthusiastic over the opportunity and the very cordial treatment received from the Princeton scjuad and coach. [32(i i 1 u Fourteen games were arraiifjed with some of the l)est teams in the East as well as with the Royal Military Collefje of Canada. It was a satisfacf orv sche(iule and f;ood Hockey was to l)e seen in every giinie. As usual the lack of seatiiii; ca|)a(ily and tlic temjierature kept down the attendance. On the forward line O ' Shea, Stevenson. Marinelli WM and Cay wood showeil real Hockey dash. Raird. 1 Heidner and Maude of ' " 2() gave ])ronii.se of H development. In every game, Marinelli with his skillful ■ stick dodging, and elusive skating, was easily the star K of the game. With " Mary " loo.se on the ice, freezing feet P were soon forgotten, hecau.se his dexterous shots at goal ke])t the oi)i)osing defen.se worried, and the spectators in a high state of excitement. (Jjelsteen and West- (•jfiKiccn phalinger in support of Beaue on defense jjroved a good comhinatioii. The latter was most commendable in his efTorts to keep the elusi c puck from witlioiil llic sacred |)ortal. Hy graduation of ' 2;{ Army will lose O ' Shea, Gjelsteen, Lord, and Vandenherg. Next year, under ' " Cy " Caywond, the .Vrmy will he able to start work with a more experienced team and should produce a strong aggregation. Every .season has its memories. This one will ever be remembered l)y the men of " ' 26 for its chronic Arctic temperament which always ])roduced snow. To the .sc(uad there will always loom the reflections of the able coach- ing of Ir. Hunter and Major A. R. Harris in addition to the now famous Canadian five minutes. Till-; S(ilM) Top Wow—Hinus (Mgr.). Sarcka. Maude, Beaue. liunler (Coach). Kainl. Ilelilner. . famn (. sst. Mgr.), Schelffler. Oralimj (. sst. Mgr.). Bottom Row — iMrd. Laires, Sleeeuson, O ' Shea (Capt.), Marinelli, Cai wnoil, Gjelsteen, Weal phalinger. x £ X iin!i::!:;::!;! ' -::::i-..-::...::::;;in!:i? TTV [ 327 ] Day by day, in e ery way, pojiular interest in polo grows stronger and stronger. We are liappy to say that we have a squad this year which more than justifies all the interest the Corps has taken in it. Three outside games have been defeats; liiit when we match against these the year ' s victories, we realize that the season has been a highly creditable one. A large share of the credit for the squad ' s achievements belongs to Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Brown, who has charge of all the riding, and especially to the polo coach. Major Arthur H. Wilson, or, as he is generally known to the Corps, " Jingles. " With untiring energy, skill, and good humor, he has whi])ped each team into shape. The Cadets of the Sejuad, however, deserve plenty of laurels on their own account. They are a hard-riding, hard- hitting outfit, to whom we introduce you with pride. Since no one team has acted as first team continuously through the season, we ap])end the color of each of the six Cadet teams, four of which represented the Academy in out.side matches. i Bbies I. G. RRECHT (Capt.) ■2. Trousd. le 3. BiDDLE (MgT.) THE SQUAD Greens 1. WlLLI. MS, G. F. ■2. v. ndenberg 3. Heyl Pur pies ]. Ellerthorpe -2. Le. f 3. Harrison, E. L 09 I Reds L WlNSLOW -2. MiCHELET 3. Smith, G. S. Whites 1. Schlatter 2. Babcock, D. S. 3. burnside Yelloivs I. Galloway, D. H. •2. Stew. rt, O. C. 3. Stern 1 ijl SCORES Sciuadroti A. " IV Team !) West Point Officers 10 (ireeiis 7 West Point Officers 1(5 Greens 14 Blues 8 Greens hi Hlues l. ' J Purples (i Hhies 14 British International huloor Team i) Yale 1st Team 7 Greens Vi Blues i;i s. Princeton Greens S s. U. of Penn 1st Team Grays hi vs. U. of Pemi ' •2n(I Tean Blues (;re(Mi S(|iia(lroi Pnr|)les Nor vic-h .... S(|uadron A, " A " Team ' 211(1 Pliila. City Troi)|), 1st Team ' 2n(l Pliila. Cilv Troop, Jnd Team Dnrland Clnh ' West ] )int Officers 1 ( Hlues, ' 2 periods ( Greens, ' 2 periods nines Vale ' 2nd Team IX S ' ! 11 r 3 I ' d ' 1!. Sfimirl. (I. C. Smith. (!. .S ' .. Trnu.iihilc. Si, ... linUlU •;. ... ir H.v (.»-. ,(■« . SrhhilU-r. Willi,,,, I iiiHh |{(iw llarri.m„. K. I... U l„sl„„: l.e„(. S,-hl„IU-r. H illi„„,s, C. F. Sk((is|) l,n —lii,n,si,l,; FMerllinrin: M„j,ir U ' ilmn (Coiicli), I ' aiiihiihcr! , liulx-mk. Bottom U hv— (;,i «« i . Ilei I. Mii-hvlcl. (iurrechl (Capt.). liUl ' lilM ' ini ' i ' -■.i.iiililli ' :.:..i ' ll f 329 There was a tlecided iin])ro " e- ment in the work of this year ' s tennis team. Carrying a heavy sclieduie inchiding some of the best colleges in the East, i. e, Columbia, Cornell, Swarthniore, Stevens, Amherst, Bos- ton U. and Syracuse as well as the Pacific Coast Chamiiions, The Uni- versity of Southern California, our men made a creditable showing against all comers. Of the eight matches played we won three and tied one. In those lost. Army put up the old fight, the sets in- variably running to deuce before we acknowledged defeat. Garbisch and Baldwin were the ' ' finds " ' of the .season from the Plebe class, both displaying an ability that argues well for Army teams of the future. Stewart and Castner , vet- erans of last .season, played remark- able tennis thruout the sea.son. Stewart and Garbisch alternated as numliers one and two, Baldwin and Castner as three and four respec- tively. Garbi.sch and Baldwin were first doubles, Stewart and Castner second doubles. They were ably supported by Taylor, Schuyler, Tyler, Bennett, Heavey and Stone. I ' nder Chaplain Wheat ' s tutelage our team is growing stronger each year and with all four ranking men back this year, we are looking for big things in tennis. Stewart. Caplai A THK syr.vt) Top How— liahl will. SInhcs. Gmiii: J. I.. Forbes. Stniir. H. Bottom Row — Garbisch, Stewart, C. W. (C ' apt.), ( ' hupUiiii Wheat (Coach), Rich, Kirkeiidalt. ' ll!!l!!i;f!!ii ' i !!ii:!i:::!!M!i!;iiiiiiii!iilii ■ e I ' i G9L l-ast s|)riiifjsa vtliefir.st realestahlisli- liieiit of a fiolf team at West Point, lie- fore tliere had Iteeii tlie aiimial cadet i; ' olf touriiaineiits and once in a iiile a trip to Tuxedo to watcli |)r()fessionals play or a match with t lie officer team, hut the sport as far as the Army was concerned was not intercollei iate. It was the lioj)e Jo Major Xewman, who was then coach, to put the Army olf team on a par with the leading nnixersity teams. It would seem that his plans ha e come true. The first season went throufi ' h very well. The first match was jilayed with Columhia at Cornwall. I ' he Jilay was very close out and when all foursomes had finished, the ma a tie. In a one hole ])lay-off ' Columhia took the match. Later Ren.s.selaer was met at Cornwall. Army had a little easier time with this match and won handily. Late in May a four men match with Syracuse, this time at Tuxedo, resulted in a well-|)laye(l ictory for the Army. Thus the June week curtain (lrop|)ed on a season of two decisive K. HLY, ( ' (iphiin irouf ' h- h stood wins and a dose defeat in the first season of Army p oU. Much is due to Mr. Canausa, the field coach. " Freddie " has done more for the s((uad in the way of constructive im|)rovement f»f fjame and form than any other man could have done. He plays a l)eautiful f ame him.self, and to watch him play and he instructed by him has been of great value to the s(|uad. In the fall three matches between the Post Officers ' team and the cadet team were held. The Army lost the first f)ack stroui; and won the next two and one but came the .series. By graduation of " ' •2. ' !, the . rmy will lose Pearly, Craigie, Brady, Horton, and Albrecht. .V ])romising micleus of material is left in Pasolli, Dombrowski, Lawes, Kuruholmen and LeFavour. With the.se as u firm l)asis to build on. Army golf should carry on to victorv. tf Till ' , SC IAK Left to UlcUT—fiinihuhncii. I ' n.sntli. IvFiiroiir. Ilnrli n. Mbreclil (.Mkf.), Canausa (Coiicli). Earh ((apt.). Dnmhrnirxhi . iMirex, Hradij. KidueU (ktsl. Mgr.), Craigie. I X ' ,) 1 Due to tlie efforts of Major D. T. (ireene, |)eriiiis.sioii was obtained last year to have West Point rejjresented by a pistol team in intercollegiate com- petitions. Men were selected for the s(|uad according to the scores they had fired in their record ])ractice. Practice began in early Ajiril and des])ite the adverse weather conditions, very good results were obtained. A number of meets were scheduled with colleges and universities, who were represented l)y pistol teams cho.sen from the members of TiMlSEHMAV. I ' llpllli the military units. Each team fired on its own range the same day and scores were exchanged by telegraph. The first match, fired in jjoor weather, was lost by a very close margin to the University of Missouri and this turned out to be the only setback that the Army suffered during the season. In all, nineteen matches were fired and the .Vrniy emerged victorious by wide mar- gins. In .several of the meets West Point was represented by two teams and the rivalrv created was verv keen. THK SQL AD Top Row — Luebberman, Harper, 11 ' ., Coombs. Second Row — Harrison. E. H., Hilchings, Miirphey. II. ,1.. IhiiuUeii. Third Row — Wilder, Price, E. H., Timberman (Capt.), Magruder, MiEldowney. (1) (2) (3) (4) HOKSEM.WSHII ' soccp:r TEAM I ' ISTOI. FOOTBALL . ol iiinmhui ir OH by H f ' oMPANY ICoH by I Company Won by B Company (5) (61 (7) (8) IM)I IDIAL (.OIJ- ( 11 ' TIIK I)K ACilKUOCri ' BASKETIUM. SK(()M) BATTALION ( CI ' Il ' llrt bl I ' ASdLI. I{ CoMPANY IC )H hi, Class OK H H ' li; liy I) Company Kolt EX( ELLEN( E IN Soi,DIEI(l.Y QlALITIES (9) (lOi (11) II ' oH by G Company TFANIS ' IlIK liANKI ' .HS- (IP .oi,! ' AND S()( ( KK (12) Won bjl D C ' uMPANT II on hi ( ( (iMI ' (13) IIdh by I) CoMI ' ANY BASEBALL Won by A Company HIGH S( ORE Lndiviuial Pistol ICoH by Holcomb, ' ii. G Co. HASKETBALL AND FOOTHAI.I. Ho, by I Company LACROSSE fVon by C CoMPAST ■LM x ' mM ' Sx i M gx ■.i,i;iiiiiiii;iiii.i. f 333 1 I m j rCRK UtE-T iiiiuial Iiuloor Meet, one of the most siiceessfiil in many years, was won liy the ehtss of H . Heginnin i on Satnrday, Mart-h 17th, the hoxinj;, wresthnj; and swimming meets were run oft ' . The handliall tournament was decided (hiring the week fol- lowing. On Saturday night, March ' 24tli, the . thletic. Gymnastic and Team events concluded the two weeks inter-class contest. The class of 1!) ' 24 made an early start in the scoring by winning five of the seven boxing matches. Harmony and Huckley won their matches for the class of 1S) ' 2;5 and gave a I ' ood exhibition. Wrestling was more evenly divided. The swimming meet was won by the class of 19 ' 24. Breidster, class of l!) ' -23, established a new record in the 440, swinnning it in 5:59 ' .-,. De.Vrmond, class of 19 25, showed excep- tional ability by winning three first places and aided materially in ])lacing his class second in the relays. Both the individual and team matches in the handliall tournament were won by the class of 19 ' -23. .Vlso in fencing the cla.ss of 19 ' 2, ' ? won four of the six matches and tied one. As a result of the above the class of 19 ' 24 gained 109 points, class of 19 ' 2;?. 90 points, class of 19 ' 25, 41 points, class of 19-26, 5 points. On the evening of the ' 24th the finals in the Athletic, Gymnastic and Team events took place. The class of 1924 furnished a short entertainment at the beginning of the evening, a charade .symbolizing their varying degree of success in Indoor Meets in the i ast two years and their expectations for success in the present. In the . thletic events. White, W. W., class of 19 ' 2. ' ?, was the outstanding star, winning first place in the Standing Broad Jump, 50 yard Dash, Pole ( " limliing, and tied for first place in the Running High .Iumi)s. Dodd. cla.ss of 19 ' 2.S, and Smith, L. S.. class of 1924, tied for first ])lace in the Fence ' ault for those over 5 ft. t in. in height. Sather, class of 19-24, established a new record for those under 5 ft. ( in. in height by making a vault of 6 ft. . ' 3 in. Thompson, J. S.,cla.ssof 19-24, won first place in putting the 16 lb. shot. In the Ciymna.stic events McHugh, Berry, R. W., and Gillette of the class of 19-24, did the best work. Gillette won first place on the Flying Rings. Berry, R. W. ' s, performanc-e on the Side Hor.se was the be.st exhibition of the evening. McHugh placed first on the Long Horse and Parallel Bar. .Vckerman, class of 19-24, was first on the Hori- zontal Bar. Jamison, class of 19-28, and Howarth, class of 19-24, also did some very pretty work on the apparatus. The team events, always the mo.st spectacular and interesting to the onlooker, started immediately afterwards with the medicine ball race which was won by the class of 19-25 with fine precision and speed, " 24 being second and " -26 third. In the relay race following, the cla.ss of 19-24 staged a surprise by winning by a comfortable margin with ' -23 second and ' 26 third. At this point in the evening ' s program the presentation of medals and prizes by the Superin- tendent took place. White. W. C, was awarded the Army Athletic A.ssociation Sabre for being the leading all-round athlete of the graduating class. His ability in three branches of sport, football, track and wrestling,has been convincingly shown throughout his five years at the Academy. The Edgerton Sabre was awarded Breidster, outgoing football captain. The De . guero ( " up went to the class of ' -24, winners of the Indoor Meet. C Company received the Bankers " Associ- ation ( " up for having the highest average in Intramural .Vthletics for the past year. McHugh and Gillette for their excellent gymnastic work were awarded the Foster Memorial Prizes. This was followed by the presentation of minia- ture gold footballs, baseballs and basketballs to men of the graduating class who had won their . ' s in those sports. The cIo.sing event was tlie ruiming off of the finals in the tug-of-war. The classes of " -23 and ' 24 having won their respective preliminaries from ' 25 and ' 26 resi ectively met for the last time to close up their rivalry in this particular ii!!i!ii:::!ii!i ' ' - " ' i:: " ::-: ' !!:i!ii!;!!! i!i!» [334] Jamison, ( ' (ijiIu Mrlluijli eveiii. The class of l!) ' -24 won. This closed one of the finest and most spectacular Indoor Meets in many years. The final standinf ' of the classes was as folk)ws: 19 ' -24 first with ■■21() points. 1!K .) third with 4!) points. lihi;} second with 14(i points. l!» ' 2(i fourth with l. ' i points. I. Swimming Meet ■■(■« ;, ,;,•,•.• Hiirriil, ' H. Si ' -oiul ilair: M, Ihutsi-ll. - ' 21. Sn;m,l ,,l„r,: Kni -■ ; DiK-iT. -U. Scuiiiil pl,:,r: C, • ' : . Sr-oi„l phirc; Bliss. ' .■|(1 Vmu 1) sii l)r. nn.)iicl ■ ' - ' ;!, Thinl plair. iW V. ni)— Brfi tstcr. ' i:!, Firxl iilun-. ninl ,ilurc. 1(H) Y. R1)S— Uc.XniK.nd, ' •- ' .■), Vir.sl plw Thinl place. Divixc— I ' olsfirdvr, ' ' 24, Fir.il pUtir: l.iiiij;w ,, ,»■,■. . " lO Vvui) Hack— l)p. rm iii(l. ' ■2.- , hirsi phirr; (io.Mlniaii. ' H. Sn-oi„l plw Nwtli.T, ■■i-X Thinl plan: KHI Vaui) Hhkast— Elli(itt, ' ' Hi. Fir.-:l phur: I?rcirlst,T. ' ■i:!. SaomI plan; ' ' " i.i, Thinl phur. Relay— 1!) 4, Firtl plan-; VH5. Semnd plarr: UH:i, Thinl plan: Sv v . (ii lemy Rccoril Total Score — First ;) orf— Class if itH. StToml plan — Class iif UH.i. VrllMT, 1 r r, ' -in. I ■ i Thinl Mcii- vvnwu.. t Ke M-; Ma, ager II. Boxing 11.5 11). Class — Thompson. H. II.. ' ii. 125 lb. Cl. ss— UiOAN, ■ ' 24. 1:5.5 II). Cl. ss — Harmony, ' iJ. ' i. 14.5 11). Class — Marcu.s, ' H. 1(10 11). Class— BicKLEY, " 23. 17.5 It). Class — Maclin. " 24. 1 NT.iMrrEi) — Kly, ' 24. Fir.Hl plan — Class of 1924. Saaml plan— C ass of 192. ' }. III. Wrestling 11.5 11). Class— VouNi;, ' 2(i. 12.5 11). Cl. ss — JoHNSO.s, K. K., 1. ' ).5 II). Cl. SS — WlLLUMS. .1. F., 145 lb. Cl. ss — CoNLEY, " 24. 15S lb. ( " L.ASS — Cleland, " 25. 175 lb. Cl- ss — Ives, " 24. Cnlimited — Grifkith, " 25. ■■ r.v plan — Class of 19 ' 24. Sfninit - (ICC— Class of 1925. IV. Fencing " 24; Thi Thi Thi Tim Tini Foils — Co.nneh. ' 2H. Sabre — C. .st. ek. ' 2:!. Epee — GvNN, " 2, ' !. Team Foil— Cla.s.s of 1924. Team Sabre— Classes of 192;i and 1924, tied for first Team Epee— Clas.s of 1923. Firsl ) «(• — ( " lass of 192. ' ! .S,i; ml ) ««— Class of 1924. V. Handball lNDivn)UAL — Hennessey, ' 23. ,r (BlfKLEY. ' 23. ISa.ss, 23. Fir. ' !l ( nee— Class of 1923. VI. Athletic Events Stwdinc: Hroad Jimp - V. W. Wliite. l!. Fir.-.!: A. W. Smith. ' 23. .s« -o , .- Mun)liy Thinl. Distance, Id ' 1 ' 2 " . I ' l TTiNc l(i lb. Shot — J. S. Thompson, " 24. Fir.sl; . . W. Smith, " 23, Second; Hennv, Thinl. Distance 40 ' 3 ' . ' . Hi NMNd IIicH Jimp— V. V. White. " 23 and Fishbaek. " 20, tieil for First; Nelson, " 24, •( . Height 5 ' 8 ' 2 " . Fence Vaclt, first class- S. S. Sniitli. ' 24 and Whitson. ' ■23, tic I for Fir.st: WvrW. ' 211, • . Height (i ' 11 " . Fen( E Vaclt. second class — Sather. ' 24, Fir.it; Keane, ' 23, Second; Massaro, " 24, ■. . Height d ' 4 " . New .Vcademy Record. 5(1 " Sard Dash-W. V. White. ' 23, Fir.tl; Deane, ' 24, Seenitd; Sexton, ' 24, Third. e5- ' - si ' conds. 1 ' oleClimh- W. W. White. ' -23. Fir.- t; Mclliigh, ' 24, Second; Ellsworlh, ' 24. Thinl. e 5 se.on.ls. C. IN. STIC EVENTS Foster Memohial Prize — (Iillette, Class of 1921-. Flyinc Rincs — (iiLLETTE. Class uf 1924. Side Horse— Behhy. K. W.. Class of 1924. LoNti Horse— MrllidH. Class of 1924. Horizontal Bar — . (Kerman, Class of 1921. Parallel Bar — (Iillette. Class of 19-24. Fir.st place — Class of 1924. Second place — Class of 1923. TE. M EVENTS Medic INE Ball Ra.e— Class of 1923. Fir. t plan: Cla.ss of 1924. Se ' vnd place. Ti i or War— Cla,ss of 1924, Fir.it place. Cla.ss of 192.3, Second place. Relay Race — fi ' r.v ) nre— Class of 1924. Second place — Class of 1923. I Deueij I [ 335 ] Gymnasium Squad I Tlie most important part taken by members of the gymnasium sfiuad has l)een c-oiifined to the indoor meet. The number of points awarded for the meet, sixty-five, amount to more than is allotted to any other one sport. This year exhibitions were gi en on the horizontal bar, side horse, long horse, parallel bars, and the flying rings. A great deal of interest has lieen shown in tumliling although it is not included in the meet. In March, the University of Pennsyhania sent their team here by our invitation. Several new and thrilling exercises were presented for our enlightenment. Army ' .s best showing came in the tumbling. Tlie flii)-flo|)s, l)ack flips, and air-spins of Keane and King, not to forget the strength tests liy Gaddis when these three worked together, looked unusually well. On the machines, Jamison, (iillette, McHugli, Marcus, Berry, and Howarth showed great ])romise. Gillette ' s ability plus his thorough preparation were rewarded when he later won the Foster Memorial Cup in the indoor meet. McHugh, who took second place in the All Rounds, was very pleasing by virtue of his unsurpas.sed natural grace- fulness. Intercollegiate competition for next year has been assured. A complete schedule with other colleges is now being arranged. Give Mr. Dohs the support due him and it is possible that the Corps may be represented at the Annual Intercollegiate Meet. k THE SQIAI) Top Row— «i «fr. ilrSluhm. .lolm.sn,,. II " . C, McUiigh, Hiiney. Second Ron — Marcus, Hnpk-ins, Houarth, ilussarn, Skiiuier, M, L., Jones, M. D. Third Row — Ack-erman, Gillelle. Tredentnck, Thompson. F. J. (. sst. Mgr.), Lamb, Gaildi.i. Bemj. H. D ' . Bottom Row — Manross, Jamison (Capt.), J r. Do 1.1 (Coacb), Keane (Mgr.), Deuey, 0. L. [336] ni!i!ii ?!-- ' :- " ' :: " ::!::: ' !!i!iii WfMMM I v 1 t iL Bhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!:::,: ' ' ' ::: ' ' .. ' ' ;:! ' .::!: mimmM ' -gj mi mMm imiiiiiiiiiii i ' ::::;;:::::.;:;:!;!!!!!;!!!! tfeTBALL BY INMS HKOWN Till ' Navy won the toss and chose to defend the west goal, with a shpht win l at its back. There was a slight delay before the kick-off, while the officials checked up the line sticks. Mulligan kicked off to the Navy ' s 15-yard line and McKee returned six yards. Barchet hit the center of the line for three yards. Barchet threw a pass to Cullen, which netted twenty yards, taking the ball to the Navy ' s 46-yard Hne. Cullen went through the . rniy ' s left side for seven yards. Conroy made it first down with a plunge for tliree yiuds. McKee dove through right tackle for five yards. McKee got five yards past his own left tackle for another first down, taking tlie ball to the Army ' s 31-yard line. Barchet got a yard at center. The Middies attempted a delayed pass, but the . rmy smothered it with no gain. McKee s forward pass over the line was grounded. Conroy tried a place kick from the .Army ' s 38-yard line, but it was short and Smythe returmil the ball to his own 30-yard line. On a kick formation Smythe was thrown for a loss of one yard. Tiuiberlake plunged through center for two yards. Wood punted forty yards to Barchet, who made a fair catch on his own 30-yard line. Barchet got one yard over right tackle. On the next play the Navy fumbled and Goodman recovered for the Cadets on the Navy ' s 31-yard line. Army Rusheji the Ball Wood charged through the right side for eight yards. Dodd got one yard through the line. Wood dived over the center of the line for two yards and a first down. Smythe wormed through center for four yards. Wood got two yards into the line. On another attempt he made a yard and a half. With more than two yards to go on a fourth down Garbisch dropped back and tried for a placement kick from the 16-yard line, but it went wide. The Navy put the ball in play on its own 20-yard line. Barchet dodged through his own left tackle for six yards. He got three more through right tackle. He then threw a forward pass to Parr which proved good for twent,v-two yards, taking the ball to the Arm.y ' s 48-yard line. Barchet again broke through the . rmy ' s left for nine yards. On another dash he gained four more, making it first down on the . rmy ' s 36-yard line. He took the ball again and got five yards through right. Barchet on the next play failed to gain. Lawrence replaced Timberlake for the . rniv. giii:ii !:r ' " ' ::: :::: ' ' :::iiiiiii!:iiiiiiiiiii! Barchct threw a long pass, but it groiincled. On a fake forward pass Breidster broke througli and threw Barchct and the ball went over to the Army. On the first play Wood punted thirty-eight yards to Barchet. who made a fair catch on the Navy ' s . ' ii-yard line. C ' ullen threw a pass to Barchet which netted twenty-eight yards, (iillen hit the center of the line two var.1 (■ cndol f, S(()HK,: McK( r tlie qi N.WV game .1 tw. iirds throiigli center as arte 0: . HMV, 0. Second Period Barchct, was gronmlccl. MiKc thi -- pass. CullcM I. a long forwanl pass that Taylor caught on the .Vniiy ' s l-i-yard line. On the next i lav. witli tine interference. McKcc skirted the .Army ' s left Hank for twelve yards and a touchdown. Barchet kicked a placement goal for the extra point. Score: Xavv. 7; . rmv. 0. Mulligan kicked off fifty-five yards to McKec. who ran the ball back twenty yards. On a fake kick fornuitic.n Conroy lived through thi- line for five yards. On a bad pass Barchet was thrown for a loss of twclv ' yards. Cullcn lost a yar l on a fake kick, lie punted forty yai-ils to Suiythe. who after re- versing his ficM rituni -d the ball thirly-Hvc yards to the Navy ' s 35-yard line. The . ruiy ((uarterback was aided by re- markable interference. Wood was thrown for a lo.ss of one yard on a wide sweej) to the left of the Navy ' s line. He followe l with a gain of one vard through his own right tackle. Courov broke through and threw Sniythe for the loss of a yard, but the play was called back and the . rmy penalized five yards for oH ' side. I,awiencc failed to gain across his own left tackle. The . rmy used a quick double shift, but it didn ' t appear to puzzle the Navy. (Jarbisch kicked a beautiful placement kick from the Navy ' s 4.)-yard line. Score: Navy, 7; -•Vrmy, 3. Mulligan Kick ! Off Jl el I Mulligan kicked off fifty yards to Barchet. who returned lo his as-yard line. Barchet got five yards through left tackle. 1 While, t nding fite yearn of A rmy fight — u lnnero iheA.A.A.sabre. On the next play Dodil threw liiui after a gain of one yard. I es replaced Dodii for the . rm . ( " onroy smashed through the line for a first lown on his 0-yard line. Cullcn got four yarils on a smash at the . rmy ' s left flank. . forward pass grounded. On a bad pass from center Barchet recovered with a loss of seven yards. Cidlen punted thirty .vards to Smythe, who ran the ball back six yards to his own 41-yard line. Wood immediately punted anil Barchet let the ball roll over the line for a touehbaek. The Navy put the ball in play on its own ' iO-yard line and Barchet got one yard on a fake play into the line. Conroy got five yards on a plimge through center. McKee failed to gain on the next i)la. ' . Cullen ' s jiunt was hurried and netted only twenty-four yanls. the . rniy receiver being thrown without a gain. Smythe skirted the Nav ' s left on a wide end i)lay for seven yards. He threw a forward pass to Wood on the next play, which netted fifteen yards. Lawrence failed to get on a plunge at the center. Wood got six yards into the line. On the next play he failed to gain, the line holding. The .Vruiy drew a penalty of five yards for offside. A for- pass, Ives to Woods, was groimded. On the next play Ihe . ruiy attcmpti ' d a forward pass, bul the Navy covered [.airrenrc— rti l if Xary coiilil slop ( ' litirli i in ahn h:nfuU. 1 i [339 S my the ■ sensiilioiiul run llini the enlin iji the fourth period yill uo tou-n ' Hall of foothall Fame. wfU that Smythe ran with the ball but their receivers failed to gain. Conroy gained four yards through center, but the Nav - was penalized fifteen yards for the illegal use of hands. Meyers replaced Storck for the Army. Conroy got a yard at center. ( onroy hit the line again for two yards. CuUen punted thirty yards to Wood who was dropped in his tracks by Parr. W ood threw a long forward pass to White, the Army end being thrown on the Navy ' s 15-yard line. Wood failed to gain at center. Smythe got three yards through tackle as time ended for the half. Third Period When the teams came on the field to start the second half Flippin was stationed at right halfback in place of Mt Kee for the Navv. Storck was back at left end for the Army. The Navy kicked (iff and Smythe ran the ball back to his own ' 27-yard line. Wood got two yards into tile line and then punted to the Navy ' s ' 2.5-, ard line with no return. Barchet was thrown without any gain. Barchet got one yard into the line. Cullen punted thirty yards and Smythe was run out of bounds after returning twenty-four yards to the Navy ' s 31-yard line. Flippin broke through and got Smythe for the loss of one yard on the next play. A beautiful forward pass from Smythe to White carried the ball to the Navy ' s 1-yard line. W ' ood failed to gain at center. On the next play LawTence dived over the line for a touchdown. Garbisch kicked a placement kick for the extra point. SCORE: ARMY, 10; NAVY, 7. Conroy kicked oS to Wood on the Navy ' s 42-yard line and he returned four yards. Wood got two yards in the line, but the Army was penalized five yards for off side. Flippin threw Smythe without a gain. Sorris Runs Thirty Yards AValker replaced Clyde for the Navy. Norris replaced Barchet for the Navy. Wood pimted forty yards and Norris returned thirty, dodging several would-be Army tacklers. Norris fought his way through the Army ' s left flank for eight yards, taking the ball to the Army ' s 30-yard line. A forward 1 Timberlake, tplio carried aeer tfte winning toucttdo pass, Norris to Flippin, was grounded. Norris failed to make first down by inches, the ball going over to the Army. On the " first play Wood got off a long punt that rolled over the Navy ' s goal line for a touchback. Norris got five yards through his own left flank. Flippin slipped through the right side of the line for four yards. Conroy went through center for two yards and a first down. Wood battered down Norris ' s pass to Cullen. Norris clipped off three yards in a drive through the . rmy ' s right. A double pass, Norris to Parr, got two yards. Cullen punted to the Army ' s 30-yard line, where Smythe fumbled and after a spirited scuffle a Navy man fell on the ball on the . rmy ' s ' ■il-yard line. Norris sliced through between Mulligan and Breidster for seven yards. On the next play he failed to gain on the left side. Conroy smashed through the Army ' s left for six yards and a first down on the Army ' s 9-yard line. Dodd replaced Ives for the Army. Conroy got two yards through center. Conroy got three more at the same place. He hit the line again for a gain of a scant yard. On his fourth try he failed to get over by less than a foot and the Army took the ball. Wood punted forty- five yards to Norris, who returned it five yards. Lou Storck replaced Garbisch for the Army. Time up for the period. SCORE: ARMY, 10; NAVY, 7. the liardest lilnctc in Army ' s stone ilhy allernaU uilh Dun anil Wliili: f tui iiid th( liitf jttM in ij Fourth Period Norris throw a Iciiif; jiiiss to Parr for a gain of twenty yarils, tin ' lattor being thrown out of bounds on the Army ' s 22-yaril hiii-. N ' orris tlirew a short pass over the line to Cullen for a gain of nine yards. Fhppin got a bare yard for a first down. Norris fought his way thruugli l)etween tlie Army ' s left guard and tackle for six , ards. Cullen got one yard on a double pass. Norris Hashed past the .Vrniy ' s left taekle carrying the ball to the Cadets ' IS-inch line fur a first d iwii. Conroy .lived through center for the tiaichdown. The Navy set to try a place kick for the extra point, but the pass was bad. Norris grabbed the ball and made a drup-kick to s ' (ire the point. Score: Navy, 14; . rui 10. Mulligan kicked oti ' to Norris on the Navy ' s lo-yard line an l he returned eight yarils. Norris was thrown out of bounds, with no gain. The Navy was penalized two yards fur delaying the gauu ' . Norris got two yarils at right tackle. Cullen failed to gain at left tackle. Cullen | unted forty yards toSmythe. who ran the ball back fifty yards, being thrown out of bounds on the Navv ' s Kl-vanl line, lie got bv i-vcrv man except one. Pitzer rciilaccd Mulligan for tlic Arnn . St. ltz r.plaeed Walker fur the Navy. Hamilton replaced Cidlcu for the Navy. Wooil gut a yard at center. Iiut tin- Army was offside anil was penalized five yards. Smythe got two yards through left taekle. Parr broke through and threw Smythe for a l(t-yard loss. .V forward pa.ss, Smythe to White, gained twenty-two yards. . forwaril pass. Smythe to Uodil, scored a touchdown for the . rniy. Smythe scored the extra point on a placement kick. Score: . rmy, 17; Navy, 14. Arm,, Kirk-otr Out of Hounds The Armv kicked ort ' out of bounds and the ball was brought back. On the next kick-off the ball went short and the Navy downed it on their own 33-yaril line. . line play failed to gain. Darkne.ss was gathering rapidly and it was very diffi- cult to distinguish the players. . long forward pass, Norris to Taylor, grounded. Conroy got five yards through center. Hamilton punted sixty yards and Smythe, after fumbling, jjieked it up and ran to his 10-yard line. Yoo(l got three yards at center, . nother line Jilay gained one yard. The , rmy again tried the line for gain of ' two yards. W 1 punted to Norris at miilHcld. There was no return. The .Navy promptly deployed into an open formation, from which Norris threw a forward pass aimed at Cullen, b it it grounded, . nother long pa.ss was batted down by the . rmy secondary defense. On an open formation Norris broke through the center of the . rmy ' s line for twenty yards. On the next play the . nny broke through and threw him for a hiss of six yards. On the next Jjlay Wood intercepted a long pass by Norris over the center of the line on the . rmy " s ' 23-yard line. . line plunge by the . rmy gained one yard. The Navy stopped another line play witliout gain. On a fake forward pass Smythe skirte ' the Navy ' s left flank and was run out of bounds after a gain of eighteen yards, Uodd was stopped for no gain as time was " " d. Don SlorrI:. ,1, II, n,l,ilil,t II brink n i mil plnya. I - Sm SH ' S ( liltinore. liosr liijKri.n.i li, c lntrl:s j iiinitt - ' % 1= - Per iod — Strong Wind — 1 : ' h- — Zj i 1 i : 1 ■ — -— — 1) 1 -=s :r:X " - 5 ' i - oodm recov Tred r 1 °n _ ' ' — ._ _ Lo ' r■«nc " - — - " " — — 6 70 " X ' ' ARMY- 17 3A Period NOVEMBER 25, ARMV PLAVS -BRO WN Kick forward Pass Failed Penalty- Run NAVY- 14 1922. 4 " Period Imberlake or Voda m ' Y ' Lawrerce or Storck.D. rr ' Q Elt noei NAVV PLAV6 j:BLACK — - ■ Kick from Placement Failed Down Fumble Fair Catch imrnET £ [344 On May ' •2!), the Army squad journeyed to Annapolis jind played the Navy. Not only played them hut out- played them. However, the fjods were against us and we eanie out on the short end. It was not until Mills threw out " Pyddie " Post at first that the team stopped fighting;. It was the ganiest and scrajipiest exhibit ion that any .Vrmy team has ever put uj). Of course due credit fjoes to the Navy — they won the game. Results count in hasehall, hut we played an uphill game after the third inning, though we didn ' t climh cpiite enough. It was a wonderful day for the game, and a tyi)ical . rmy-Navy crowd was on liand. Since the game was played in . iinai)olis the Navy ])redominated in nnml)ers, hut when it came to making noise the handful of . rmy Officers held their own with the whole Regiment of Midshi])uien. The crowd was so large that ro])cs were necessary in the outfield. These same ro|)( ' s gave ground later for an argument when Dasher slanuned a liner to deep center hut we lost the argument. Wilhide ])layed wonderful hall. He handled second in regular hig league style, taking liners and rollers alike. His tiirows were true and fast as ligiitning. French hit hard and often, getting a single and a i)air of douhles. His seoo]) of Harris ' liner ami the throw he made to the plate while on the dead run, to catch Harchet, was the feature of the game. " Sandy " Cloodman, California ' s own true Native Son, made the Middies look weak when he took the mound in the last of the sixth. Hut one hit did they get off him. He had the fight in him through and through and burned tho.se balls over so fast that " Honie ' s " hand looked like a ham after the game. He threw but one curve and that one went over the grandstand. From then on nothing but fast ones right across the middle, but they couldn ' t see the ball at all. Barchet i)iaye(i a great game for the Navy, aece])ting twelve out of thirteen chances. He surely did scoop u]) some imi)ossible drives. In the sixth he rol)bed " Bill " Wood of an easy double i)y diving for the ball. Harris al.so played well, with two hits and two runs to his credit. Kelly kept our hits scattered, and with his su])port came out on to]), the hero of the Navy. (I) NAVY B. SEB. LL SQU. D From LErr to Right — Go odman, Craigin, Slorck, D. 0., H ' ilhide (( apt.), Reeder, Bonnett, Sarcka, Post, Lobert (Coach), Smytlie, Dasher, Fre.icli, IVood. i...m:-m m- :!4r. Snu the, Center Field French, Left Kield THE GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY First Inning Army — Smythe walked. Wilhide siiiijled. sending Siiiythe to second. French singled, .scorinti Sniytlie. Wilhi k ' took second. St orck grounded out, Barchet to Diirgin. Wilhide took third and French to second. French ran over .second and Durgin threw to Barchet. Wilhide started home and was thrown out, Barchet to Hogan. Reeder grounded out to Durgin. Navy — Harris reached first when Reeder fumliled a roller. Rawlings singled, .sending Harris to second. Durgin singled, scoring Harris and ])utting Rawlings on .second. Neimeyer flied out to Dasher. Hogan hit into a fast douhle ])lay. Dasher to Wilhide to Reeder. Second Inning Army — Dasher took first on Mills " error. Woods grounded to Durgin, who forced Dasher at second. Bonnet and Cragin both grounded out, Barchet to Durgin. Xavy — Baker flied out to Wilhide. Mills walked. Barchet grounded to Wilhide who forced ATills at .second. Kelly hit one for three bases scoring Barchet. Harris singled, scoring Kelly. Rawlings took first and Harris went to second on Dasher ' s error. Both advanced on a passed ball. Durgin singled, scoring Harris and Rawlings, and took second on the throw in. Sarcka relieved Cragin in the l)ox and struck out Xeimeyer regardless of the Navy rooters. Third Inning Army — Smythe drew another ])ass from Kelly and took second on a balk. Harris muffed Wilhide ' s fly to center. Wilhide was on first and Smythe on third. French flied out to Baker. Smythe scored on Baker ' s | oor throw in. Wiliiide went to .second. Storck walked. Reeder grounded out to Barchet ho force d Storck at second. Wilhide took third. Dasher grounded out. Mills to Durgin. Navy — Hogan walked. Baker walked. Mills singled, filling the bases with none down. Barchet hit to Dasher who cut ofT Hogan at the plate. Kelly rolled one to Sarcka who threw home forcing Baker. Bonnet then caught Kelly before he reached first, one of the fastest double plays on record. Fourth Inning Army — Woods grounded to Durgin. Bonnet grounded out, Barchet to Durgin. Sarcka fanned. Navj ' — Harris fouled out to Bonnet. Rawlings fanned. Durgin flied out to French. Slorcl,-. Third Ba.se X IVood. Right Field H !lilMll!i ' i !M;:il;: .■.L: iiiiiti!!!!l! [346] z. " ht [ iiKidc a (ii iHt; tiicklt Smvtlic uroiindt ' tl t( Ihmlur. Slioi-t Sl(.|i Fifth I II ni 11(1 r„iy — Smytlie fanned. Wilhido laimod. Freiicli doulilod and scored on Sarcka ' s siiifilo. Rt-edor Hied out to Hakcr. Xavy— Ncimcyer walked. HoKan walked. Hotli advanced on a wild pitch. Haker jjrouni ' ie.l out to Reeder. iSarciiet was hit by a pitched hall, fillino- the i)ases. Kelly walked forciuj; Xeinieyer to score. Harris .singled to left scoring Hogau " . hut Freii h threw to Moiniet who tagged Harchet trying to score. Si.vlli liiiiiinj .Vrniy Dasher tlied out to Rawlings. IJarc of Woods liner. Bonnet walked. Sanka walkt Rarcliet who forced Sarcka at second. Navy- Rawlings walked, (uwdnian relieved Sarcka on the mound. Roruiet threw out Rawlings who tried to steal second. Durgin walked. Bonnet tried to catch Durgin ott ' first and threw into the crowd. Dnrgui took third. Xeinieyer singled, .scoring Durgin. Xeinieyer stole second. Hogan grounded out AVilhide to Reeder. Xeinieyer took third. Raker filed out to Smythe. Screiilli liiiiiiKj .Vrniy— Wilhide took first on Rarchefs error. French douhled. Wilhide went to third. Storck knocked a sacrifice fly to Harris. Wilhide .scored and French took third. Reeder ffied out to Raker. Dasher droNe a long drive to deep center. French .scored hut Dasher was out at home on the throw in. It looked as if the hall went under the ro|)es for a home run. hut the umpires did not see it that way. Navy— Mills fanned. Rarchet flicd out to (ioodman. Kelly Hi ' «l out to Wood. Kil lltll IllllllKJ .Vrmy— Wood singled and stole second. Ronnet grounded out. Raker to Durgin. Wood took third on a wild pitch. Goodman singled, .scoring Wood. Smythe grounded to Rarchet who forced (ioodmau at second. Smythe stole .second. Wilhide flicd out to Raker. ■ Xavy— Harris hunted and (loodinan threw him out. Rawlings sailed a liner at (ioodman who knocked it down and recovered it in time to catch the runner at first. Durgin struck out. .V( ' ( Iiiiiiiiij Vrmy French Hied out to Rawlings who played hack hy the ■ " bleachers. Storck singled. Post hatted for Reeder and hit into a fast v ' 2--?SiSS ' (louhle i)lay, Rarchet to Mills to Durgin. Cmijiii, I ' ilcliiT FINAL SCORE NAVY 8 ARMY 6 IU)„iull. CaUlR-r .S, r( .u, I ' itc-luT VoM. V vA 15a.sc = gp wii iiiiiiii!:i::!:!!S) ' !:: " ' ;:. ' ::..::::::iii:i!!iM m 37 EA9KLTBALL B J The Army-Navy Basketball Game of 1923 J IB A „ „ X On the inorninfi; of February ' 2 ' 2nd there was assembled at West Point a basketball squad that was destined to hoist the Black, (iold and Gray over the ramparts of the Naval Academy Armory at Annapolis. The Corps gathered to send this sfjuad away with cheers and a spirit of victory. Cries of " Make it thirty-one straight " could be heard on all sides as the Corps escorted the squad to the train. The Army outfit arrived in New York the same morning, and after a brief halt for lunch at the Hotel Astor resumed their march toward the South, arriving in Baltimore that night. The next afternoon the Sejuad .set out for Annapolis, was met there by a reception committee of first classmen and driven to the section of Bancroft Hall reserved for the Army forces. Soon after arriving a light scrimmage was held that the team might become familiar with the floor upon which was to be staged a game of games the day following. The courtesies shown by the Mid- shipmen to the visiting Army team during their stay at Anna])olis will be long remembered by all who made the trip. Shortly after one o ' clock on February ' -24th the crowds began to fill Dahlgren Hall, the Armory, where the gruelling contest was to take place. The Army team took the floor at " 2: ' -2o to receive a rousing cheer from the Regiment of Mid.shipmen. The Navy team followed and from the Blue stands arose a thundering roar that renewed the determination of the Navy quintet to fight to the finish. The line-up at the beginning of the game was as follows Position Navy . .R. F Parrish L. F McKee Army Vichules Roosma Dabezies C Walshe Wood R. G Barnes Forbes L. G Shapley Referee — Kinney (Yale). Umpire — Ortner (Cornell). THE TE. M Vichules, Forbes, Dabezies (Capt.), De Bardeleben (Mgr.), Ronsma, Wood. [ 348 ] r - (. r.v, iM.rwar.l FIRST HALF Referee Kinney hlew the whistle at " :. ' (! tliat started a hattle. liani-fought and sensational. Dahezies ontjuin|)ed Walshe, the Navy not the hall and worked it under their basket only to miss. A long pass. Wood to ' ielulles, and a wonderful shot hy the latter from the extreme right corner of the court put .Vrmy in the lead. Barnes fouled hut Roosma faile l to score the point. Wood fouled and McKee put Navy in the game with a ])erfect toss from the foul line. Roosma then made a field goal and another point from the foul line due to a foul on Sha])ley. Roosma made the score 7 to 1 with another field goal a few seconds later. Shajjley ran down court, fought his way through, and registered a ha.sket. McKee followed suit and the Na y rooters went wild. Score Army 7 — Navy 5. Army called for time out. On the resumption of i)lay Forbes fouled but McKee mis.sed his chance from the foul line, ' icllules was tri|)ped by McKee, but Roosma likewise failed to make the point. icliules pas.se l to Forbes who made a beautiful l)asket. Jones rei)laced IJarnes in Navy ' s line-u|). Roosma scored a field goal giving . rmy a six ])oint lead. The Navy made a bad pa.ss which Roosma intercepted; then a pass to Dabezies and another goal was addetl to Army ' s .score. Sha|)ley scored a basket. Roosma fouled Shapley and McKee converted both his chances from the foul line into points. Time out Army. . t the start of replay Vichules got his second field goal, Shai)ley .scored two in succes- sion. Dabezies fouled and McKee .scored the point. Vichules then registered two more beautiful field goals. Barnes went back for Jones and fouled. Roosma .scored two free throws. End of first half. Score Army •■21— N.wy 14. During the first half the Army literally ran the Navy off its feet, and but for unfamiliarity with the stiff back board used on the Navy court, the Army would have probably trii)led tlie score. SECOND HALF Soon after the .second half began Wood fouled l)ut McKee missed the shot. Barnes made a field goal followed a few minutes later by one by Parrish. On the taj) Forbes got the ball and registered a goal. Then Dabezies made two wonderful ones in succe.ssion. Score Army ' ■27 — Navy 18. A few minutes later Forbes got his second goal of the half. 1 w l Dubcziex, ( ' enter I ' feljh I Navy called for time out. On the resum])tioii of play Jones rei)laced Walshe and Harris went in for Parrish, whom Wood, by his excellent guarding, had held down to one field goal. Dahezies fouled Harris, and McKee made two foul throws. Technical foul on Dabezies, but McKee failed to score the point. Roosma made a field goal. Foul on Roosma and McKee made his chance good. Roosma then .scored another field goal after a long dribble. Another foul on Roosma and McKee made the point. Time out Army. Foul on Wood. McKee scored both points. Harris shot his first field goal. Barnes made another for the Navy. Foul on Vichules. McKee made it. Score Army .S3 — Navy ' 29. Roosma scored a field goal. Barnes fouled but Roosma missed the foul shot. Barnes was soon afterward awarded his fourth foul and was replaced by Jones, Walshe going into center. Roosma made the ])oint. Two and a half minutes to go. Foul on Shapley and Roosma made one of his two chances count. McKee made a wild shot. Roosma missed his chance for a i)oint on a foul by Walshe. End of game. Score Army S7 — N.WY -2!). Throughout the game the Army Team outpa.ssed, outshot, and out-generalled a hard-fighting team. The Navy put u]) an unyielding fight that aroused at times an intensity of interest that was overwhelming. In each half, by an efi ' ort that .seemed to carry them beyond their possibilities, the Midshipmen forced the score to the point where one more field goal would have tied it, and in both instances the Army, playing a deliberate, resourceful game, counter-attacked and made the margin again reach a comfortable figure. The Navy had no such steady shots as Roosma and Vichules, although Shapley did some brilliant work in the shooting line. Forbes and Dabezies were also factors in the scoring, their covering up being one of the notable features of the game, the Army far excelling their opponents in this phase of the play. Indeed, the fact that Army players were .so regularly on hand to catch rebounds and to retrieve short pas.ses and shots was one of the main elements in their victory over the Navy. The following is an extract from a letter received by lajor J. H. an liet, (iraduate Head Coach of Basket- ball, soon after the Navy Game: ■ " The Basketball Team, of which you were the Graduate Coach, has just completed one of the most successful seasons in the history of the Academy with a clean-cut and well-merited victory over our principal athletic rival. The Superintendent desires to take this means of congratulating you and the team upon the splendid victory. He further wishes to express his pride and pleasure on the excellent impression made by the team, individually and collectively, while away from West Point. They proved themselves to be worthy re])re.sentatives of this great institution. " [350] ( ()A(III 10-MH. MKMKHT. . «-»»« " ?. „ „„,„3. ir,-MR. KiSHKK. «W.T W . Ki-M.u. Wii-sos. Vo. r 351 1 7 W I V II X ' ' Roasts ?? I You Plebes who seem so innocent. You Yearlin.2:s always snakin ' , You Second Classmen bonin ' Chem, And Firsts for June Week achin ' , You P-s and all our blessed femmes. You Tacs and busy Bat Board, Your foibles all we ' ve done our best To hold up and be laughed o ' er; If you are hit by pun or jest Remember it ' s intended To be in fun— perhaps we ' ve fessed, We hope you aren ' t oifended. So when you read these cherished lines - We hope with humor laden— Your kind indulgence give our grinds Though mayhap some are ancient, We are not here to say they ' re line Or even worth your trouble. But please retain your cabbage prime Your onions and your rubble Until has passed sufficient time To soften feelings rended— For then we pray our (juips and rimes May even be commended ! I [353] 1 1 THE PRAYER OF THE PLEBE When first I wandered to this place A lovely boy was I, With wavy hair and shining face And gladness in my eye; The pride I was of my ma-ma, The joy of papa, too. And often they would laugh, ha, ha. At the clever things I ' d do. I wore pink shirts and gay cravats My waistcoats were a feature; With silken socks and dainty spats I was really a wonderful creature. I So now each night I climb the stair And kneel me down and pray A sweet and simple little prayer. And this is what I say: O Lord, pray let the days go fast Let every moment fly And give me strength, O Lord, to last Till just one more July. O Lord, preserve 300 boys Like what I used to be. Guard all their little smiles and joys And keep them safe — for me. Then grant me this, in Heaven ' s name. This great de-sid-er-at-um: Just turn them out on vonder plain, OH, LORD, AND LET ME AT ' EM One awful dav in last July I climbed that hill; and THEN— The boyish laughter left my eye; I never smiled again. I would be friends with all I met; . las, they wouldn ' t let me. " Twas " Pull in your puss, more yet, more yet! ' And " Raise your chest! D ' you get me? " My heart, kind sirs, was turned to clay. The soul within me died. You made me what I am today, I hope you ' re satisfled. 1 " There. ilf be no pat ode -todaij. [354] A salesman, I! In Yearling English class I sell all things from elephants to glass. Fine Turkish rugs, hymn books and union-alls The butts of skags, slide rules and bugle calls. I sell balloons and even liquid air — I ' ve sold a dog, I ' ve sold victrolas too; Yes — three-inch guns and books on " What to wear. " Old men ' s false teeth and shiny drops of dew- Safe Wall Street stocks and sobbing saxophones, I ' ve sold my P the fiery heats of Hell; Critiques, " The Torne, " small cow and frigid zones. A salesman, I! Believe me. Bo! I sell! iljiliii;iii!i;!:.;,i;:.,.: ..M„..„ii,ii;! [355] I FOR OBSERVATION AND TREATMENT NOW THAT CONGRESS NO LONGER GIVES FREE SEEDS? I ' ll be home to plant the garden in the spring I ' ll be there when the blue birds start to sing Instead of heaving in my neck, I ' ll raise potatoes by the peck — I ' ll be home to plant the garden in the spring. I ' ll be home to plant the garden in the spring Where potato bugs are fighting to be king Though I ' ve ordered some new trou, I c;in wear em when I plow- I ' ll be home to plant the garden in the spring. I ' ll be home to plant the garden in the spring For the poets say that youth must have its fling. Now, my time is spent in drill, soon I ' ll go the pac-e that kills I ' ll be home to plant the garden in the spring. x x !niiril!MM:ni;i;|i! " .: i.ii.i.:!ii!ii 1 [356] illiiiiii:: I ■i TO A KAYDET (Jray-clad Youth, street passing liriisher. Are you hell-hop, guide or usher ? Willi gold buttons gleaming bright, Gold braid giving back the light, Gray caj) cocked ui)on your nose. Where " d you get those circus clothes? Gray-clad Youth, with wasp-like waist, Stci)i)ing out with martial haste, With your lady-killiug smirk. How I wonder where you work ! (I sujjpose you need no brains. Carrying bags or calling trains.) Befoue Fuklo; l.ittle Bank Roll, ere we part. Let me hug you to my heart. For a year I ' ve clung to you I ' ve been faithful, you ' ve been true. After Fuklo: Little Hank Roll, one glad day, You and I both went away To a glad and festive spot. I ' ve come back, but you have not. A Skit Entitled " Yea, CHRisTii. s Leave " By Deke Scene I A West Shore train, A flurry of rain And a joyous refrain — " YEA, GlIRISTMAS LEAVE! ' Scene II Hops and boodle fights, ' Neath the gay, white lights. For ten wild nights — •VEA. CHlilS-rMAS I.F.AVF,! ' Scene III Return to the Post Of the kaydet host; And a farewell toast — " ye.v, chkistmas leave! ' ' Scene IV (Slow, sad muxic) Back in barracks again. The same dreary rain. And a doleful refrain — ■ ' YEA, CHKISTMAS LEAVE I Broutlies tlierc a man with suiil so dead Who never to the world lias said . s he cracked his dome on the ii))|H ' r tied: 1 —Ex. I EXTRACT rMMPAC£ 5T8 , llfCkY BAG, 1922 — Those who remain seated al the eod of tb« tij Came. lH!l!l!;ii!!i;l !Z..:!!. u.:ui:!.;!;!iL .::::;:::: ' :: " :i:iiii:!!!aa w OS 1 A yard of silk, a yard of lace; A wisp of tulle to give it grace; A flower placed where flowers go; The skirt knee-high, the back waist low; One shoulder strap, no sign of sleeve. If she should cough, good morning, Eve! THE XXIII PSALM OF AN A. B. The O. G. is my shepherd; I shall not loaf. He maketh me to hump myself across the area; He leadeth me where he darn pleaseth. He restoreth my tours; he leadeth me in the jjaths of the delinquent for his stripes ' sake. Yea, though I walk tours and tours. It getteth me nowhere, for the O. G. is with me. The sergeant of the guard he quilleth me. The section marcher he prepareth a (juill for me in the presence of the O. D. The O. C. he giggeth me for " improper uniform " and my demerit record runneth over. Surely tours and confinements shall follow me all my days as a cadet And I shall he an A. B. forever. CROSSING THE BAR 1. Class call, I don my spurs, It ' s riding hour for me! And may there be no whispered slurs From those who come to see. 3. My nag ' s called " Dynamite, " Because I never know Just when his bad complex will light. And skyward I will go! 3. False fear! Today he seems The best horse in the hall; No hate from out his bad eye gleams — The meekest of them all. 4. Alas! We jump today! The hurdle ' s ' gainst the wall. And " Dynamite " is on his way — Luck save me lest I fall! 5. There is no joy for me In this; give me by far A berth in Coast Artilleree Than crossing of the bar! 6. The bar! I hold my breath As we apjiroach the place; There is no joy in coming Death, But only deep disgrace. 7. The horse stops dead, but I Continue on and on; Out to the rein ' s extent I fly As many more have flown! 8. Bright light and clanging bell, And after that the dark! My mouth is full — my ears as well — With bitter, brown tanliark! 9. I ' ve seen most every star That there exists to see. For each time that I cross the bar I surely am at sea ! — " Deke. " DISCRETION SAVES 4 AXD 5 K. YDET (during C. Q.) — Hello — Maj — ' s Quarters? Voice (at other end). — Yes. Kaydet. — Is Maj. — in. ' Voice. — No. K.4YDET. — May I speak to Miss — please. ' 1 SHORT PIECES quills were made from birds Now birds are In the old day made from quill. An ounce of prevention is worth a mile of cure. The Batt Boards standard of measure is the Corn ' s yard. Take an inch and they ' ll give you a mile. Every day a field daj — B. B. B. A. B. line is the shortest way. The early bird may catch the worm, but it ' s the late bird who takes the skin. Heard near the flower garden at the Hotel, after a hop: " What beautiful roses!. . . . ooi)h, how cold your nose is! " x gx I Perfect Behavior 15y Till-; JuMl ' lNCi JoSKl ' lI A parody outline of ;i jjiirody outline of Etiquelle. with full :ii)ol()f,nes. Dedicated to the officer whoxe pence of mind was shattered at the sight of cadet with arm around i nuiiij lady on Trophtj Point. WEST POINT ClARD HOUSE PUBLISHING COMPANY I HINTS FOR THE BASHFUL BEAU BRUMMEL CONVERSATION: Your fonversatiim. nlien dragging blind one who has never been exposed to the hospitality of West Point before, should be illiiniinating and, of course, interesting. Select some topic of which she knows nothing. " Tenths " is always an fait (correct form). This has tlie advantage that yon can drive her around to the Bulletin Board and illustrate your remarlcs. Select a subject in which you have made several 3.0 ' s for the. week. If she is hanging on your every word, she will say, " How cunning! What are those men doing over there in the yard? " Thus you are hap- pily embarkc l on a tete-a-tvie that should carry you over the afternoon. f DINING OUT: This is a difficult subject to broach. You should lead up to it gently. A visit to the soup factory may help. If she has " bean to West Point " before, she will at once suggest your coming over to the Hotel for dinner. In any case dont fail to have her bring her pocket book. This will avoid painful moments when you are about to take out a blue ticket. The correct form of ordering is to tell the waitress to play the card as it lies. It is immaterial whether you choose duckling or spring chicken — the law of averages applies to this .selection. While waiting for the entree, you may draw pictures on the menu. This prevents it being used the following week. If your guest drops her knife or napkin on the floor, mutter to yourself and pick it up. No one else will. With these few hints, the epicure should leave the dining salon amply fortified against the ordeal to come. SUNDAY: If you have sur ivcd the c i ' ning in Culluni, you are now ready for the cul de sac of your week end. . n engagement to go walking at 10 a. m. is appropriate. Be sure to arri c on time — nothing is so nerve-racking to the casual visitor as to feel that she is being kept wailing. .Vrrang - to meet her in the Hotel office as the Smiilay papers will be found here. This is your golden opportunity to read up on the week ' s news. . t 10:37 you should .send the bell hop up to 01. v will nturn with her message: " I ' ll be down in just a minute. " When slie comes tripping over the last step at 10:452, ex])lain to her briefly tliat you must ni li over to divine services. Y ' ou then dash madly across the plain, in full sight of the Corps, in a wild race against time. Check off this late as profit and lo.ss. The afternoon should provide no difiiculties for an active mind. If it is the winter sea.son you may sit in on one of the padded nnndow seats and solve Cro.ss Word puzzles. If she is sp irtively inclined, she will want to go for a tramp in the snow. This suggestion should be met with firm- ness and patience. The .spring months otfiT other oulli ' ts for nervous energy. " " books are gotten up to fill this demand. Select this all)um and reiwir to Gee ' s Point. Here you may while away a plea.sant afternoon revisiting the .scenes of your youtli, while tin- laily in the case tos.ses pel)l)U ' s in the placid waters. When you hear .Adjutant ' s call you should a.ssisl her to rise and repair to the hostelry. Report to the O. D. before supper formation. So passes the week end. Once .vou have taken the initial jjlunge you will warm up to your work in a truly marvelous manner. It is neces- .sary to conuuit this offense but six times over — you have then earneil two points and are safe from the ravages of Class B for another twelfth- month. rnmr- xg [ 350 ] :::.::::::!!::!i::i!i!!in ' iii!iii!i Our book on correct etiquette extensively covers conduct, morality, mortality, birth and insurance rates, and aiiniuil weather reports. Don ' t needlessly suffer the embarrassments of sud- denly realizing that you have made an irreparable faux pas or done something totally de mode. 1 m Had this young lady read our Perfect Behavior she would not now be in the excruciating position that she has brought upon herself. As usual, the l. dy at the hotel desk has just asked in lightning like rapidity the scheduled questions. Have you a cha])erone? Does she chew? Swear? Drink? How old are you? Have you any cavities in your front teeth? Has your father? Your grandfather? Have you divorced your husband? Eloise, ignorant of the custom, has remarked that she would like to hurry right up to her room. (She will be placed over the laundry.) This unfortunate young man is indeed in an unenviable position. The waitress has just dropped a perfectly good filet of sole twixt the back and camisole of ] Irs. Van Suyden de Licious. She is commencing to realize that her neutrality- has been violated. Mary, across the table, looks on in fiendish glee. (Mrs. de Licious once over-chaperoned her on a pick-necking party.) .John is anxious to be of assistance, to do some- thing, but what? Read our Perfect Behavior. It gives the correct solution for every jiroblem. Had Gwendolyn j)erused our Perfect Behavior she would have known that hers is an unpardonable social error. In her desire to impress the lady receiving at the hop, she malnutritiously declared, " Oh my dear, your corset strings are showing a foot below your dress. Let me fix them. " Of course they really were not. So Gwendolyn, in an effort to repair the damage, casually remarked to her partner. ■ " You just know she wears them. " Had she but known she could have achieved the same results in a more good-natured way by tweaking her hostess ' s nose, or dropping a snail down lier back and l)layfully crying, " Kootchie Koo. " jlM X E .tl.n.llM I i k Our chapter on Hall Room t ' ti([ii( ' tte would have saved Clarence a potential six months shif . Clara, in a playful mood tiiat just won ' t be denied, insisted on taking a Half Nelson just as they ])assed the Commandant at the hop. Should Clarence take a half hack hatch or a strangle hold and drag her off the floor? Or should he feign sickness and droj) down in a dead faint at the feet of his tempt- ress. Or should he spit out the mouthful of hair and loudly shout, " For Heaven ' s sake, let go of me. This aint your wedding night. " (Of course he would not really use ninf.) Read our Perfect Helunior. It will help you in any situation. D w aj iiK K v WM .i s V - } II OH — how gauche. ] Iiss Arabella Blimp, unable to en- dure the pangs of hunger any longer, has, t)y her sheer force alone, forced herself to the doorway of the dining room, and given pessimistic vent to her pent-up feelings. " Oh Lord, hurry up and multiply the loaves, but take these fish out. " (Last phra.se with a wide sweeping gesture.) Now shoidd her escort gently break her neck wnth a handy floor lamp; or is she too big? Or should he try to force a red hot poker down the throat of an innocent by- stander to divert attention. Our Perfect Behavior would have told him just what the correct conduct for such a situation was. Are you ever tongue tied at a i)arty? Have you ever been seated next to a man, or woman, and dis- covered that there wasn ' t a thing in the world that you could talk about? Have you ever lieen actually tongue tied? Knock kneed? Bow legged? Cross eyed? Embarrassed and not able to say what you wanted to say? Or do? Well, do it then. Remember that actions speak louder than words. This young man is afflicted with bashful- ness; he is tongue tied; has a hare lip, varicose veins, and enlarged adenoids. Had he read our Perfect Behavior he would have known just how to handle this truly unnerving situation. Francis has just broken a tooth on a shoe button. It was imbedded in his salad dressing. Should he scream? Or plunge into the salad in search of further treasures? Should he strangle his hostess, or force an F. D. button down his host ' s throat? Or would it be better to ciuietly ring in a fire alarm, and esca])e in the ensuing disturbance? Had he read our Perfect Behavior he would have known that the pro])er thing to do was to notify the local Klu Klux Klan, have them tie a cartwheel around the cook ' s neck, and drown her in the A(|uarium. IIorrt)rs — look what ' s been done. Horace, in the excitement of his graiidniotlicr ' s pa.ssing out party, has mixed the labels and jiut Pluto water in the punch. He thought it was Listerine. Even her best friends wouldn ' t tell his dear okl granny, and he so wanted her party to be a success. Horace wanted her to be as sweet and girlish as ever. But now; what ' s lie to do? Should he notify the guests, the Department of Public Health, or call for police reserves? Read our Perfect Behavior and spare your.self the anxiety of just such a situation. xg gx 1 Correct correspondence is extensively covered in our book of etiquette. A sample letter follows. An informal business note from a house detective to a cadet acquaintance. Hotel Astor, New York City. January 4, 19 ' 23. Dear Friend Reginald: I wonder if you remember me. If you don ' t, you ought to. I had to put you out three times during the Christmas holidays. The lost and found department has in its possession a number of articles gathered from your room after you had left. Below is an itemized list. 1 Screw, cork 2 Bottles, (empty) quart, contents unknown. 3 Bottles, (empty) quart, Johnny Walker, of. 2 Umbrellas, new. 4 Bottles, (empty) pint, Gordon Gin, of. 1 Tie, neck, silk. red. If you wish these articles sent to you the management will be pleased to do so on receipt of postage. Yours during perfect behavior. Patrick O ' Malley. P. S. The cashier wants to know when you are going to pay your bill. P. O ' M. 1 K K « K X X A cadet in writing to his lady friends should always be extremely fastidious. Before writing he should be to some extent cognizant of the susceptibilities of the dear young thing. A possible in- vitation to spend a week-end at West Point would best be worded as follows: Dear Anne, I was going to " drag " Marion Harelip next Saturday but she fell out on me just last night. So I remembered that you wanted to come up to the Point. You thought I ' d for- get, didn ' t you? But you .see I haven ' t. The hop begins at 8:30. A train arrives at 8:15. It is the best and most comfortable for you to take. As there is no room in the hotel you can take the 12:30 home. There isn ' t much doing on Sundays anyway. And besides the rule is that girls have to pay their own expenses at the hotel. Now don ' t disappoint me — I have looked forward for a long time to having you up. Sincerely, Clarence Austen Ite. P. S. If you come it will make Marion furious. C. A. I. If the young lady is curious and will trj ' anything once she .should wire as follows: CADET AUSTEN ITE U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT, N. Y. LETTER RECEIVED PERIOD WIRE PARTICULARS PERIOD ORCHESTRA SIZE OF DANCE FLOOR CHARACTER OF REFRESHMENTS SPACE ON BAL- CONY PERIOD ANNE If the young lady has stepped out before and knows the ropes she will be a little more laconic and to the point. CADET AUSTEN ITE U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT N. Y. SORRY PERIOD WOULD LIKE TO PERIOD LETTER FOLLOWS PERIOD ANNE But if she has just finished a course at Miss Petting ' s School for Girls she should write: Dear Austen; You are a perfect peach. It is just wonderful of you to ask me up to the Point. Of course I ' d love to come. I can hardly wait to get there. It will be just wonderful and we will have a perfectly lovely time. Sincerely, Anne. X x iliiIBi;!:; iUJijiillll 362] • Wi nt M: iM f Hard Hiders — Hard Drinkers- ' Hard Livers WInit Is Mrollg With This Picture I ' ifhvn Minnies a Dai, umaiiiMui. ' .. ..,..:..■ u,..uii.iuiu f 36n] ul- i I Ql ' ELLE SECCION? I want to be an " absolute " With the Immortals stand, A dumb des])air u])on my face, A pointer in my hand; To look u]) at the blackboard And bufi ' le like the band, A total blank within my dome, A pointer in my hand. — MKV THE CORPS PARADES 1. A lady stood beside the plain And watched the kaydets form. " To see this fifty miles I came. And now it ' s going to storm. " ' 2. And into ranks a kaydet came. " Much joy! We may not peerade yet. For surely it is going to rain, And if wc did we ' d all get wet. " ;{. The rain came not, the Corps marched out. A flash of swords, the band does play. A Captain ' s sharp, staccato shout. And then a glittering line of gray. 4. " How wonderful, " the lady cried, " How bright the setting sun does shine. Upon the brasses, side by side, They make a dazzling, golden line. " 5. " How hot it is, " the kaydet thought, " I am about to pass away. I ' m burning up. I think they ought Not have jiarade. Too hot today. " 6. Then marched the band with martial tune A silence, then a bugle shrill. And then a sudden cannon ' s boom Re-echoing from each distant hill. 7. And as they jjlayed the national air The lady thought, " How still they stand, There ' s not the slightest movement there, And just on line is every hand. ' 8. The kaydet thought, " This is a mess, Hands high, hands low, hold still that head! It took us hours and hours to dress. And still that ])lel)e ' s a mile ahead. " 9. " Pass in review, " the Cor])s marched by. " Eyes right " as each jilatoon came past. The lady said, " Straight as a die, Is every line from first to last. " 10. Anil as the kaydet marched along He thought, " This step is far too long. The time is fierce, the guide seems drunk, We ' ll never get a line, we ' re sunk. " 11. The last platoon marched off the ])lain. Between the barracks, disap])cared. The sun sank further, twilight came, Soutliward then the lady steered. l ' -2. And as she rode ak)ng thought she, " They do that almost every day. Oh how inspiring it must be. How grand to march in such a way. " 1. " ). The kaydet sat within his room And slowly smoked a skag. " Just ten more jieerades before June, Oh how the time does drag. " 2Mni]]lIIl X I SCHAFFER. W. H. Six months One month Jamison Six vionths Adams, E. F. Three months Two months DORN Three motiths One month One month Two weeks ' furlough King, B. R. Three mojiths Cerow Three months TOWLE One month One month Stern Two months Palmer, H. K. Two months TULLY One month One month Williams, L. O. Tivo months Skinner, L. L. One month PASSING THE TIME O ' DAY One of the Many trudges wearily North and South. " Oh Lord, how many ? " he murmurs as he refuses to look at that darned clock again. " Three mortal hours! — Great Christopher, what diabolical fiend invented this torture, anyhow? " But all things finally come to an end and our hero stumbles home, tumbles onto his blessed red comforter, and idly picks up a Cosmo. But no, he feels himself sinking — slipping away from the world — down into some bottom- less abyss, and tempus seems to fugit backward a hundred years. He has left his body and, invisible and unsuspected, he is present at a scene such as has never before or since been vouchsafed mortal man to witness. There was High Conclave in the Nether Regions. From the mighty throne with its massive pillars of carven brimstone, studded with grinning skulls. His Satanic Majesty gazed down upon his councillors assembled — and was pleased. For there, gathered about the fiery board of glowing lava which had witnessed momentous decisions of State from time immemorial, were the flower of the Lower Kingdom — the Vr ' wy Council of the Empire! Cain was asking of Caligula the reason for this extraordinary session. Nero, Attila, Ivan the Terrible, and Catherine de Medici were making out a Beast Detail for the new arrivals from the French Revolu- tion. And Benedict Arnold, newly arrived Junior Member, was explaining to Torquemada, late Managing Director of the Spanish Inquisition, the latest developments Up Above. The Secretary, a trig young fiend in a new haircut, rapped for order, and His Majesty spoke. " Oh Comrades — Brothers in Blasphemy, this upstart young nation of which Benedict tells us so much, is establishing an Institution to serve as an outlet for the surplus energies of its young manhood. Now it has long seemed to my most puissant Self that we should not confine our activities here Below, but should catch our material before it ever gets to us. Our replacements should get a thorough initiation while young and impressionable, and they could, if kept in good condition, take more than that. " Pausing to take a bracer from a carafe of H.,SO, at his elbow, the Father of All Sin continued: " With this pre- liminary preparation Up Above, we could dispense with a whole Army Corps of fiends now engaged in recruit instruction, and live within our appropriation. What think my most ghoulish ad- visers in trying out the idea in this Institution? " The revelation of so delightful a scheme aroused such general exuberance that Attila playfully threw a hunk of flaming sulphur Kerr Sine months Hertford Six months White, W. W. Six months TlMBERL- KE Two months Two months VOEDISCH Three months One month Stewart, O. C. One month One month One month Haskell Three months Loss of furlough Grombach One month One month One month Kreuger One month One month One month Loxgwell Two months Chandler, D. Tico months imsL xi [366] h Howell, G. P. One month Fletcher One month Harmony One month Meriwether One month Raymond, A. D. One month Larr One month Stewart, G. C. One month GURLEY One month Moody One month Heyl One month NOYES One month Smith, J. One month Wells, B. L. One month Rich One month at Catherine, who replied with her own T. N. T. paperweight, and Nero ordered forty more Christians to the boiUng pitch. But Torquemada, a tlioroughly practical Devil, addressed the Chair. " Oh most Inhuman Incinerator of Innocent Children, what course of instruction have you planned? If none, allow me to urge the Rack and Thumbscrew as not onl.y efficacious discipline for the pupil but delicious diversion for the instructor! " " Aw, kid stuff, kid stuff! " interrupted Caligula. " The gal- leys, they ' re the thing! " " Oh most sweet Brother, " quoth Nero, " your galleys are all right, but really they should be topped off by a good immersion in blazing pitch. ' Tis most potent as inducing a properly humble attitude in the subject! " But Attila, Ivan, and Cain arose as one man to protest against any such weak-kneed mode of procedure. The two former vowing that good, old-fashioned freezing was best, while Cain was all for crucifixion. As Benedict started to tell how his Iroquois friends did it, Catherine sprang to her feet, slammed down her asbestos prayerbook (she al va ' s was religious, was Catherine) and ejacu- lated, " You wooden dumb-bells miss the point altogether. ' Military Horsepower ' won ' t l)e written for a hundred years yet, but psy- chology ' s the thing! While their comrades P-S their ladies fair to football games, et cetera, let select ones simply walk up and down, up and down, a measured path, ad infinitum! That way you will get all the effects heretofore mentioned, and in addition, the monotony will drive them mad. In winter Attila and Ivan will have their waj ' . In summer, although boiling sweat doesn ' t ecjual flaming pitch, Nero will be satisfied, if that is possible. The aches and cramps after a tour will approximate the desire of Torciuemada and Cain, while my friend Jupiter Pluvius ought to furnish enough chill dampness to appease Caligula. " " By the nethermost crater of the Bottomless Pit, that ' s great! " roared the mighty monarch as, throwing dignity to the winds, he danced in hellish glee. " Quick, HCl, hither! " — the secretary snapped to — " get out G. O. No. e-x, these Headciuarters, as fast as ever your Underwood will click! Deliver one copy in person to my Chief Acolyte for that district and stay luitil the system gets going, then return and report — SPEED! " The scene fades as Catherine smiles contentedly. Our friend slowly regains consciousness to find before him the open Cosmo showing advertisements of a mul titude of Tin Schools with " mili- tary systems modeled after West Point. " " Good Lord, what a dream, " he murmurs as he falls into the deep sleep of the ex- hausted, " but Catherine was right! " Hardin, J. L. One month Morton, L. M. One month Bing One month Jefferies One month PiTZER One month Burnett One month Oliver, R. C. One month Stodter One month Stone, D. F. One month ( ella One month Drummond One month Grener One month O ' Shea One month Reid, A. D. One month Michelet One month Bunnell One month McC0RMICK,R.C. One month I [367] SEEN IN THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE {most any afternoon) THE IDOLATERS She came to a hop one night in June — A goodly damsel she, Of form and face that a page would grace In a tale of chivalry. Her smile demure and deep brown eyes Were matchless to behold. But the things which started the trouble were Her stockings made of gold. Now Solomon had a thousand wives With tongues no man could bridle, And ere the end of his honeymoon They ' d made him worship idols. For this one girl a thousand men Did follow Solomon ' s path, And ever since that hop, the Corps Has worshiped a golden calf! Z " l | ll |IM!l ll ) l |; i|iii ii ; ' ; ! n . v ;i.;! i i B::.-;::: ...,■.: .. " sias ■A FLAPPERS Now at West Point a flapper ' s a flapper, The same as at Princeton or Yale, But fla])])ers are something (nite different And herein hes this tale. John Jones was a Kadet from Texas, Exeecdingly moral and kind; lint he was always heinj; rejjorted For leaving e([uipment behind. Whenever there was an inspection. They would always " gig " John for his ' For " Leaving face towel on the table " Or " Sheets not foUIeil on bunk. " Now, once every while there ' s a visit Paid to West Point by a crowd, Composed of reformers and others Whose heads are self-righteously bowed. One time they inspected the barracks Hoping .some .scandal to .see. Till at last one stopped to read The " gig " sheet of ( impany 15. She glanced, she saw, then she faintetl. For on the pa|)er she read That John Jones had lieen reported For " Having flapjiers on bed. " For the next three weeks came letters To the Secretary of War, Advising, surmising, and telling Of the morals of the Corps. That gentleman .sent out a letter To those in reforming trance, That a flapjier ' s only a flajiper. But flappers are athletic ])ants. — G. G. ' -25 GRAVITY FEED SYSTEM " I DO! " A kaydet stood on the Balcony — and he thought — And he made up his mind that he wouldn ' t be caught; For you see he wanted to do what he ought. And he thought, and he thought, and he — did it! A little maid stood on the Balcony — and .she thought — And .she made up her mind that she wouldn ' t be caught; For you bet she wanted to do what she ought. And she thought, and .she thought, and .she — liked it I A Lieutenant stood in the Chapel — and he thought — And a little maid stood beside him — just as she ought — For alas, they forgot about not being caught! But they thought, and they thought — and they said it! PLEBE ENTiNLL ON N91: Tum out thXoJors -National Gudrd! [369 I m I So lUany tourists are motorins througlj- weat Point that a traffic system hug been inausurated. with twelve cadets na tniffic cops. THE BALLAD OF THE TRAFFIC COP " {To the tune of " Ivan Petroski Skirar " ) Oh the sons of old West Point have often gained fame Mien they ' ve had an invader to stop; But the most well-known kaydet is one by the name Of " Bunny the Traffic Cop! " II He could heave a lacrosse ball, was good in the ring, And he snaked with the best at each hop: He had tested his prowess at many a thing. Had " Bunny the Traffic Cop! " Ill Ay the troops ran it on him with fool grinds galore, And each time he ' d fall for them — flop! But then he ' d forget them and come back for more. Would " Bunny the Traffic Cop! " IV One day in the papers an article read, " A kaydet is surely no fop If you judge by his duties, for now, it is said. He ' ll try his hand at Traffic Cop! " The gang saw the misprint, and straightway they planned How to pull one on " Bunny " ; they ' d drop Him a notice, and then let the mail-dragger hand Him his orders as Traffic Cop! VI The boy had suspicions, but lost them anon. For the dope seemed to come from the " top " ; They sent ' round a whistle and said, " You go on As number one Traffic Cop! " VII The chosen day came, ' neath a clear autumn sky " Bunny " went on post, hoping to lop Off a bundle of tenths for his rating sheet, by Being an A-1 Traffic Cop! The autos they came and the people they saw, For he told them just where they could stop. When to go, how to turn; they obeyed him with awe. This superfine Traffic Cop! IX " Five-and-Ten " then passed by, and as " Bunny " he spied His eyes from their sockets did pop. Quoth he, " Mio are you man? " And our hero replied, " Sir, I ' m a kaydet Traffic Cop! " The afternoon lengthened; the boy worked right well, And once, as his brow he did mop. He was heard to exclaim, " Now I ' m right here to tell You it ' s no cinch to be Traffic Cop! " XI Along towards p-rade time, when no relief came, The thought through his brain ' gan to sop That perhaps he was gross, and that only in name W as there such a job as Traffic Cop ! XII At last he " came to " when he heard the gang sing, " Each year has of dumb-bells its crop; And the woodenest egg ' mongst them we ' ve crowned as their king. And posted as Traffic Cop! " XIII So hearken, ye kaydets, and some future day. When your tales of Old West Point you swap. Remember " King Bunny, " and how he held sway As our first, last, and best Traffic Coji! 1 I Little miniature, priced so liifi ' h Apple of Milady ' s eye, (lolly! Hut you ' ll make me sijih When I shell out for you. II My last dollar I ' ll have spent. Nothing left to pay the rent. And I ' ll forffet all sentiment When I shell out for you. Ill Still, without you I would l)e Kind of up the proverbial tree, For Milady expects me To shell out for you. IV What she wants I ' ll have to get, Or Milady ' U start to fret. And I don ' t want to hear that — yet! So I ' ll shell out for vou. Looks to me like I had l)est Forget your cost and raise my chest With pride, and seem just full of zest In shelling out for you. VI Put you on her hand today; Is she hajijiy? Well, I ' ll say! Makes me feel gootl, even gay In shelling out for you. —Deke ' 23 BATTLE OF rOPOLOPEN CREEK fA) 1 ttl B |ris_F(— j I :;_ - Mae ' s ■ ONE DAY IN NOVEMBER Practicing Itace Suicide }}ack at tlic Point! On that spot there. Dear Luella, Right between The cabbage rows. Right beside That weedy ditch, W ' here the Popoloijen Flows, Laid I shouting Sweating, swearing All one blazing Afternoon. Overhead The bullets whining, In the rear The cannon ' s boom. There is where We crossed the stream Ankle deep In mud and slime. There ' s where I fell Right in the water Swearing awfully All the time. That ' s the swamj) W e clambered through dear, Thai ' s the wood We took bv storm. Firing madly Aiming badly. Rifles then. Were more than warm. On that road We bravely rallied " Spite of all Our losses dear, Up that hill The foe was fleeing. We pursued them, Without fear. Thus the battle Raged Luella On the Popolopen ' s banks. After it Was over we Received McDermot ' s Hearty thanks. Fierce was the fight, Brave were the soldiers. Just how brave You ' ll never know. 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Jdrass bufton.% and braid masker frqdM i he wml I jasi osi. at Mhsn I kft mtJis. fall „ ke ma6 wiser-mljMi af y Aud ffiQ r ason i uszs vmis, Pdnr. d meih m nssi mff drags mhsrh ' • " ffe- found " em l ' - -.„ ,„ „.« ,,. „ ,.. „ „ „ dl oatRs t 8 aitid Its de mBsd ' sm for QhtLms Fi e fousdj msf ssed dust As(sd mfiaz M spdi ho Id€idS)i jfOU miil (Qnd £0 t hd m o i?s ' ' R ko s s. liliiln!iiii ' iihi;!:.,iii:;ii;;,.Miiiiiilliliillli [372 J m L T, ' ;: ' « vtW.«w OUR LAST WAR! BY JOE GARCIA We declared war in February against our lonji-standing enemies, the woods, the dead spaces, the hills and mountain sides. In the vicinity of Fort i lontj;onierv and Cadet Farms, this enemy had for ajjes concentrated, their front extending on an east and west line. They had estal)lished ])ernianent strong points, the most formidable of which was a ])eak with a bare, rocky toj) wliich reminded us of our iiredcccssors who were more or less res])onsi})le for the dilapidated condition of this geological projection. They had established a slo])py swamp barrage which made difficult the advance of an adversary from their front. They had grown tall grass which with our own cabbages, tomatoes aud carrots af- forded shelter to their allies, the stinging, blood-sucking nios- (piitocs. On their right flank they were protected by ;i tiny creek which they had carefully stuffed with loam waist dee]) and this caused the habit of bathing of their enemies to die out entirely. On their left flank was a neutral state, the existence of which was a great advantage to them. This neutral territory was a j)ig- jR ' n, the inhabitants of which were noted for their efficiency in Chemical Warfare. .Vn attack on this flank would mean a viola- tion of neutrality which would involve any adversary in olfac- tory comi)lications. Since the declaration of war and during all the spring months, our army, Benny ' s own, the mainstay of our strongholds on the Hudson had not sjjared anything in ] reparation for the great en- counter. By the use of slide rules, logarithms and asymptotic curves we had figured the correct data for an annihilating assault against the enemy j)ositions. By ] arabolas, hyperbolas and catenaries we had figured the lines of attacks. By the study of chemical ingredients we had obtained correct information on the com[)( sitions and decompositions of matter. By the same important study we had arrived at the proper analysis of odor from the most offensive to the most mild, thus enabling us to locate the source of any gas attack that might be launched against us. By the study of the heavens we had broadened our understanding of the entire univer.se; we had acquainted our- selves with the planets, the constellations and the satellites. Knowing the heavens, we could guide ourselves at night with- out the u.se of the compass, we could arrive at correct estimates of the situations beneath the skies, we could cause hallucinations of our minds by gazing at the stars, and above all, we could spur ourselves to most daring and heroic actions by realizing that Mars, the (lod of War, looked down upon us. For physical enilurance and hard physical labor we had been trained. Intramural battles and nuu ' derous scrim- mages started for us about the beginning of Ajiril. AVe received instructions in dashing cavalry tactics in a plain constantly under hell-fire. The technique of artillery pound- ing had been impre.s.sed upon us. Machine guns and one- pounder drills had been dum[)ed ui)on us and got us acquainted with their effects on our morale. We had been made to ad- vance by rushes against the line of silhouettes through the .slops of the Polo Flats for the purpose of developing that morale that can ' t be beaten. We had been subjected to the barong, kam|)ilan, saw and crowbar on the operating table in the lios])ital for the sinuilation of surgery under actual battle conditions. We had been made to (lualil ' y in eating i)runes as apart of our gastronomic training. Thus when the actual war began, we were ready for the encounter. Hence on the march we went, the advance cavalry leading our long grey line. T h e T r i g g e r - S(|ueeze battalion, coming after the advance cavalry, furnished the jioint, a kind of a zigzag formation along the road, not very ditt ' erent from the for- mations described by the wobblings of a i ointer on the blackboan when one desi)erate innocent spirit is confronted by the explana- tion of the solution of a ])roblem involving asymi)totes. .Vftcr the jjoint came the support, tiieii the main body with proper (■oime -l- ing files in between. .Vt the tail of the Infantry was the machine gun company. Browning ' s .500-to-the-mimite, and the howitzer company. Lastly came the Field Artillery which comi)leted the column. On reaching the vicinity of a cross-road, the exact location of which does not concern us here, flanking, combat, scavenging 2IIIII]1111111D xg I OS I and galloping patrols were sent out. For a long, long interval of time there was no report from them. But as the point of the Trigger-Squeeze battahon approaclied the vicinity of Cadet Farms a burst of shots was heard to the westward. The cavalry patrol was fired upon. The scout of the enemy, in tlie form of a great big apple tree, was encountered. A message was sent back. Then, scarcely had our commander-in-chief wiggled his wicked finger over his map than a thicker burst of fire was heard. The enemy in force was confronting us. The news of the encounter was sent through tlie column as fast as electricity. A general deployment was ordered. The Infantry pushed forward, the Artillery went into position, the machine guns established themselves on the slope of a wooded ridge, the cavalry deployed and the Stokes and the one-pounders dug lioles for themselves. The Amoeba company which was leading the battalion was ordered to take position. In squad column these short-legged creatures tore through thick underbrush and poison ivy to a position behind a stone fence. At this point the first platoon was detached and was ordered forward by the company commander — himself a half-portion of a human being — to deploy in skirmish line lietween telephone posts. From cover to cover the Amoebas moved merely as a matter of form. They did not have to move by bounds. Standing erect they could still be absolutely lost in the grass. For a little excitement, however, they executed all movements with precision. The drill Regs were their guide and they abided by them to the very ])unctu- ations. All at once the whole platoon entirely disappeared. Not a ripple of a blade of grass betrayed their fast advance. For two minutes they were absolutely a lost proposition. Then, suddenly, on the otiier side of the grassy belt they began to crop up like nnishroom sjiores. The resounding command " Down " was given and the reverberating " Commence Firing " followed. Fowling pieces cracked and tracer bullets whipped the air. All along the skirmish line the fire was taken up. The fire fight had begun. A burst and a flare of pyrotechnics shot among the clouds. It was a signal for the Artillery to neutralize (with gas) the Torne, that bald-headed peak, the longtime target of our prede- cessors. The guns roared and the bursts of shells, shrapnel and high explosives shocked the earth like tlnmderbolts. The machine guns popped their 500-to-the-minute Hke a million hre-crackers, only more intensely, and swept the ridge directly in front. Tlie one-pounders and Stokes mortars boomed even- spaced, determined sliots that spread terror wherever they fell. The deafening noise and general din of war resounded for miles around. The atmosphere infused war spirit into our blood. It made the Trigger-Squeeze battalion so furious and madly anxious to go forward and kill or be killed tiiat they even for- got that the machine guns of our own troops were cutting telephone wires ten fe et above their heads. Half the battalion was on the line. The assaulting wave was now advancing by rushes. Every corporal was on the job. Squad by squad from the right they went, " Cease Firing, " " Prepare to rush, " and " Up. " At " Down " every front, rear and keen file dropped and hugged the ground. The Amoeba company, particularly, em- liraced mother earth like fleas. By leajis and bounds they ap- l)roaclied the enemy. Vhen they had reached about two iiun- dred yards of the enemy line a succession of long whistle blasts was heard. The whole assault wave sprang up on their feet. The grand assault and standing fire ensued, the Artillery pounded with great intensity, the machine guns attained the rai)idity of a vibrating timing fork, tlie Stokes and one pounders worked like the ticks of a clock and the dashing cavalry enveloped the enemy ' s flanks. Fire superiority was gained by our troops. Nearer and nearer the enemy our infan- try with bayonets fixed approaclied. To the Charge! To the Ciiarge! There was fire in their eyes, determination in their features. Chargel Ciiarge! They felt anxious, mean, fierce and H,0 thirsty. Nothing less than sticking that fiasliing bayonet m the neck of some dummy enemy — a sack of sawdust or hay and be done with it — would satisfy them. Fatigue was never for a moment forgotten. At zero hour, they jumjied in the enemy trenches. They mopped the trendies, sticking and killing right and left every dead tiling — logs, rocks, sods and stumps — that they found there. Before such a furious and savage attack the enemy could not hold out. ux I •u I v» - i Rising on his tip-toes our pee-wee Regimental Com- mander could see through his field glasses that the enemy was in a rout. Such confusion and horror in the trenches had never been recorded by his optical nerves l)cfore. He could see his men delivering death blows — butt strokes, bayonets, hobnails and all. The sight was sickening. He imagined himself for a while on the Judgment Day before the Almighty Tac. But he rubbed his eyes, inhaled and expanded his military chest anil said, " They nuist be served right. It has to be done. " Suddenly, by a certain freak of nature or imagination or a flare of pyrotechnics the enemy ' s line took a lea))ing bound. The next moment we saw them trans|)orted to an imi)reg- nable jjosition on the slopes of Bear lountain, with great reinforcements behind them, ready to launch a counter-attack against us. Then and there we rallied for the defense. The Trigger- Squeeze battalion was inunediatcly transformed to a Digging Battalion. E ery man dug his own rectangular hole parallel to the front as per regulation. The Artillery, The Howitzer Company and everybody dug in. The order of the day was " Dig in. Dig in. " In half an hour tiie entrenchment was complete and a few seconds later every haversack was a ])illow and the noise of wood-sawing was heard. Rest, peaceful rest, amidst the roar of the silent camion of the enemy! The cold, moist earth and the atnM)S|)hcre of the hillsides was exhilarating. In the long line of funk-holes, the yearlings with pink cheeks lay asleep like little children exhausted from play. This is the little com|)ensation of their day ' s work. Let us take the opjjortunity of recording here that the yearlings played their game well, the best they knew how and very willingly. We had been in war for thirty-six hours straight, snatch- ing our meals here and there at very regular intervals. We gathered around the rolling kitchens to eat our invigorating rations — hot coffee and juckles. Mother earth furnished the seats and the tallies. We were always satisfied and hap|)y till some restless, hungry spirits came prancing along, mess-kit and cup in hand hollering, " Fore for the Coffee! Fore! Fore! " It was the night of the full moon. " He who attacketh by the light of the fidl moon hath the favor of two-headed Janus. " Hence we decided to attack. Our whole army gathered on poumdimo s pol ndin — top of a hill at fifteen minutes before midnight, bowed their " ° ' o- " ' c - heads and under the leadership of one McDermott made in- vocations to . llah, ojjening and closing their eyes between nods. Exactly at midnight we began to move. We took our position in a swampy ground under a silvery flood of moonlight. We sat there gazing at the conflagration of the stars and i)yrotechnics, waiting for the zero hour. Mean- while we battled fiercely with the mosquitoes. A more skin- irritating war we had exjierienced only once before, in the camp ground of Morristown, New Jer.sey. The mos()uitoes actually had revelries and wild boodle-fights on the backs of our heads. Gulliver at the mercy of the Lillifjutians could not have been more bored and desperate than our men were at the mercy of the insects. The Trigger-Squeeze Battalion had been dcjjloycd along a il ready at a moment ' s notice to spring u])on the enemy. . 11 the taken their positions under cover of darkness. . t zero hour a mt( the skies and immediate The fire fight was kc])t u|) for half an hour. At the high sign that we were gaining fire superiority, the 1 ' r i g g c r - S( I ucczc rs were ortlercd to charge. With fixed t)ayonets and clinclieil teeth they charged against the enemy. The enemy ' s stronghold wa.s taken and the i)oor ghosts of the woods, dead spaces, hills and mountain sides were fleeing in all directions. A red flare shot in the heavens, and by its light we saw the bloody hand of Janus, waving in the sky tlie signal for " Cea.se firing. " The battle was over. u armistice was arranged. The war was to be resumed next year and to lie fought over and over in the vears to come for tlic uinrx ' of Hcniiv Havens. [375] saiiguuiarv lu itch Thcv were other arms had red rocket shot e 1. ose. I - »s THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND HIM West Point Yearling. — " How are they all, Mister? " Ditto Plebe. — " They ' re all fickle but one, sir, and she ' s d indifferent! " " CULLUM HALL " I. The " Dragger " Reflects. It ' s really great to be a stag; Without a thought of " Where ' s my drag? " You come and go just as you please. And stroll the balcony in the breeze With someone else ' s femme; you own Allegiance to no chaperone. Oh, gee! I wish that I was staggin ' . It ' s lots more fun than to be draggin ' ! II. The " Stag " Soliloquizes. This staggin ' surely bothers me, I ' m lonesome; wish that I could be Like other fellows, draggin ' keen And ha])] v ' bout it; there ' s a queen, The coldest max in Cullum Hall Tonight; I ' m off, before I fall! Oh, gee! I wish that I was draggin ' . It ' s lots more fun than to be staggin ' ! " Deke " ' 23 A WEST POINT RING THE LAY OF THE LAST SNAKE The way was long, the wind was cold. The area bird was weak and old. His tattered plebeskins, soiled and gray. Seemed to have known a better day. The hops, his once transcendent joy. Were frequented by hoi poloi. No longer would he go to them — He scorned the very sight of femnies, For one of them had done him wrong. And hence the burden of my song. Canto the First ' Twas moonlight on the Balcony, Warm southern breezes blew. The stars above were twinkling . s stars above will do. In a dark, secluded corner Where moonbeams did not pour A kaydet whispered to a femme He ' d never met before — I ' ntil he danced with her that night Up there in Cullum Hall. He whispered of her soulful eyes And — well, that wasn ' t all! Now women do love flattery Therefore she led him on. And as he talked she laid her head His manly bosom on! Canto the Second Now can you, my gentle friend, resist A pair of sparkling eyes And lips that whisper words of love, Although you know them lies? Nor could the hero of this tale Resist the lady ' s charms And Major Ducrot passing there Did find her in his arms! Now why he should be qiiilleil for that Is more than I can hive. And at the worst I think he ' d rank No more than five and five. But when the whole sad truth was known — • Oh cruel, cruel life — It transpired that the girl he ' d kissed Was Major Ducrot ' s wife! L ' ENVOI Still glows the moon on the Balcony, The river rolls below. Still call the nightly voices That youth and lovers know. But our hero has sworn off of them And walks his tour each day — . sadder and a wiser man He plods his weary way. V [376] f W: MY EUROPEAN TRIP 50ME IMPRESSIONS •DY AKT-KADET NEW YORK EN VOYAGE LONDON PAniS -FTJAUK -PORN- [377 gx 1 ' U THE DREAM OF FAIR YOMEN " And he does p-rade rest — At the command of right dress — While piping that femme from back home. ' THOUGHTS OF A KA T)ET ON WRITING A LETTER TO A YOUNG LADY Last week I swore I ' d never drag again, For at the football game I had to sit And answer all the questions she did ask — " Is that an Army man who has the ball? " And " Does that run count for us or against? " " I really am most awfully ignorant. " And when our half tore down the very stand By running back the ball full thirty yards, I was engaged in helping her admire A dress, " Just awfully cute, " across the aisle. And Sunday afternoon my wives to bridge Or sleep, or golf, or tennis took themselves: I donned my old compressor and fared forth To walk, and talk, and wish I was at home. On peerade, too, I ran a late that day. I swore I ' d never drag again. And yet — She sure can dance, and wield a line, ly boy! She ' s got the heaviest little line I know! I ' d rather hop than see the movies too. She is darn keen at that by George. Oh well, here goes — " I am remembering still " The glorious time we had last Saturday. " Won ' t you come up again real soon? " How would the 18th of this month suit you? " Now do not fail me, for I ' m counting days " Until I hop with you again. " I hope she don ' t fall out. ON WITH THE D. NCE When the human race resided in the tree-tops . nd our forbears were but mere abysmal brutes. With an anthropoidal loathing for all forms and styles of clothing And a savage, porcine appetite for roots, . 11 the youths would get together in the moonlight And, responding to a vaguely felt romance, Execute entrancing tangoes underneath the spreading mangoes. For the earliest urge of nature was to dance. When the student of the cuneiforms of Cheops Bends his head above the closely written tiles. Now and then he fondly lingers oer the brickbat that he fingers. Studies out the pictured hierogl -ph, and smiles. In the figure of a shuddery son of Cairo - nd a quaking little . lexandrian minx, Though the lines are dark and dim he has discovered that the shimmy Co-existed with the pyramids and sphinx. There were dancers in the days when Father Xoah Loaded all his little pets upon the . rk, . s he drifted o ' er the waters its a cinch his sons and daughters Did the dip and ghde and trot from dawn til dark. Miss Salome spent her little lifetime dancing, The waltz, the sink, the hug — she knew em all, . nd for Alexander, king, Thais flung a wicked fling — That is why they loved her in the martial Persian hall. Terpsiehorean magic has no place in realms of logic. So we do not try to show that it is right, But we ' re here to tell the nation that this form of recreation Is our birth-right from the old primeval night. We could prove now that liquor is abolished Dancing ' s lost its last legitimate excuse. We could wax quite misanthropic on this saltatory topic But it wouldn ' t help a bit — so what ' s the use. y ' » ' ROLL YOUR OWN " THE SOXC; OF THE ACES Sing a song of the crime-wave. Of Tacs all going bugs, Tlie Supe iii)on his golden chair A-dcaliiin nut the slugs. His little darlings walking Across the frozen sand. And out upon the poop-deck The Corn ' s accusing haml. Sing a song of the black-list ' ith tours pile d score on score. The First Class, June or Sixty-six, The Second, Forty-four. Then Yearlings come with T venfy-I i To make the total swell. But plebes draw five with twenty cons And on their bunks do dwell. Sing a song of the Area, Of Kaydets walking fast. North, and south, and east and west. The good old days are past. Out upon the Area A score of Near-firads bleed. Ten Second Class, a Yearling buck, . nd not a single plebe. TOLD YOU THAT ncr j MAD jeausRisM oyfff ' 7Wf WLL YOU WJULD MORE TRUTH THAN POETRY Xow — there are thumb-tacks and carpet tacks . nd tacks that are long and thin; But the sticking-est tack that ever stuck Is the " tac " who is looking for " skin. " There are goose quills and porcui)ine quills, . nd Cjuills of the owl and rook; But the quill that takes your Christmas leave Is the quill that they write in the book. Now there are l)lackboards, and side-boards, And the board that ' s used as a slat; liul I lie boring-est board that ever " bored " Is the Board that they call the " Batt. " There are wet-drags and dry -drags, . nd drags of every kind; Hut the draggiest drag that one can drag Is the drag when your dragging blind. Xow — there are long necks and rubber-necks, . nd the scaly neck of the snapper; But the nccking-est neck that ever necked Is the " neck " of a necking flapper. —.1. . M. " 24 ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, ANYWHERE Say Bill, what will you go in for. What is it going to be. The Field or Coast or Signal Corps, Or maybe the Cavalry. I ' ll tell you, John, I ' ve thought .some time That the dough-boys would be fair. But now, at last, I ' ve decided that mine Is going to be the -Vir. Of course they say we ' re taking a ihance. But I ' m going to take it too. Believe me. Bill, its the only branch If all that I hear is true. Oh, I don ' t think it ' s a risky game, Fljin ' and all the rest. But the other branches are all so tame. I hope I can pass the test. I listened in awe to this reckless pair. But the future I couldn ' t foresee, F ' or after their choice they are not in the . ir, But with me in the Infantrv. — .Uo ' rr .v K. Vwd svh. 1 Why do they- do it 9 lliiliiiHiill;i:..,i,;;...:..iM!:,il(!]ii!;i, r .S7n 1 1 ' BLAN . s ?» Xf w vjaij Sg IJ-ff fvf T jf - ' li ' M Ife r ■ ' f X Vi I A ' ffl A- ll - ii-0_ T_--« 4 FORE AND 4 ODE TO A POWDER PUFF A. D. 1950 I found you in my " A-book, " Still giving fragrant scent, A token of that early love Which no man e ' er forgets. Pressed carefully between the leaves — You ' re such a little frill. And yet I cannot look at you Without an old-time thrill. Ah me, what tricks does memory play! The passing years have fled. And hopes that bloomed in vigor once Alas, have long been dead! And this is all that I can say — WTien all is said and done This ])uff reminds me of some femme, I wish I knew which one! SOMETHING IN THIS McSwatt: The Navy has it all over the Army when it comes to speed. Duckot: The devil it has. How do j ' ou make that out? jVIcSwatt: The Navy is always ready to move at a moment ' s notice. Ducrot: AVell, what of that? Isn ' t • McS v. TT: And it takes Weeks to set the Armj in motion. THE ELEPHANT SQUAD It ' s one, two, three and glide and close. Were ever known words sad as those? I ' ve done these movements o ' er and o ' er, I hope I never do them more. The it ' s one, two, three and glide and close; I ' m dancing now on blistered toes, I started dancing fourth class year, I kept on dancing yearling year. And now I ' m still a-sliding here. The end of this will never near. It ' s one, two, three and glide and close; How long I ' ve been here no one knows, I ' ll still be hopping when we close: Through all my life I ' ll ever fear That in my dreams these words I ' ll hear: One, two, three and glide and close. •t PNEUMATIC CAISSON (For Use on Solid Rock Beds Only) I CLUCK TO ' EM OX THE SIDE LINE A Navy tried to sail a ship R ight out upon the hind. M y Navy friends, you ' ve made a slip, Y our ship has struck the sand. S ee tliat nude that is (h ' ai)ed in gray E yeing that Navy o-oat!- ' V erj ' soon you will hear him bray E Pluribus Unum " sink that boat! N ow your watery vault we ' ll cover T ill the walls have reached the sky, E very stone an Army trophy, E very brick a Navy sigh. N ever shall you joy in winning N ever drink to ict()ry A rrny teams arc now beginning V cry safe to hold the key. Y ou may blow a few small bubbles F cir Army teams to blow away O nly they ' ll be bubbling troubles U nderneath the Army ' s sway. R ight we ' ll make the Army ' s los.ses T en to one you shall rebate E very day (in) E very way N ow iir ' re after ■ " Four-Stratel " —.1. R. .M. " THE TEAM OF 22 " 1 ou may talk ol Eddie Thorpe, While you ' re chewing of the rag. And the football memories come — afloating back You may hear old timers say. That there ' ll never l)e a day When the gridiron has such mighty men — as that. Hut just stop them — if you do — And let a thing or two Sink into their antiquated life Just tell them of a kick — That would make Mahan look sick . nd tell them of a run by Georgie Smythe. And if they want a name With a little football fame- One that designates a lot of grit and fight Just pick out any man That ' s been coached by Daley ' s hand — And you ' ll be right. But if that doesn ' t do — • (Though you know it must be true) And they want some names — specific — as it were, Why just refer them — if you choose — To a bunch that couldn ' t lose To that fighting football team of ' 22. AX INDOOR MEET x iHin.ilm.iii!l.!:,.„ .::,.::..M.i..Hll.ii.:illilli [ 381 1 1 1 DOM ' T VOU Sl _UTE OFFICERS ?Svf? ' YOU ARE SGT. B {Required Your Action) THE LAST RETREAT (Apologies to Kipling) When the last retreat has sounded, and the Notes have echoed and died And the class is at last assembled — with a Touch — yes damn it — of pride — We shall sob — and faith we shall mean it; as We think of the years gone by, Of the things we thought — and the battles we fought- And the Corj)s — for which we ' d die. And each of us shall be happy — though none Of us shall be glad — For a certain — searing — soniething will Grip — and make us sad. It will tear our hearts from out us ; it will Leave them on the plain Unseen by any peopjle — yet strewn there Just the same. And only the Corps shall praise us — and only The Corps shall blame — And no one shall work for chevrons and No one shall work for fame — But each — for West Point ' s honor — and Each as best he can — Will play the game — as he sees it — pray God — he ' ll play like a Man. ONE OF THE MODERNS When that Aprille with his shoures soote. The West Pointe plain hath pierced to the roote. And bathed al ye grasse in so much wette That water mashies are ye golf ' s best bette, So jjricketh them nature in their corages That longen femmes to go on pilgrimages And chaperones to seeken straunges strondes. . . . And specially from every railway ende. From Vasare, Smithe, yea all ye dumps, they wende A wholly blissfid Kaydet for to seeke That them hath copen from some lonly Deke. . . . Bifel that in that sesoun on a nighte Lenore, the Butterflie, to West Pointe made her flighte, A lovly creature, she with haire of golde And eyes, whose sweetness manie conquests tolde. O, she was beautiful and her Kaydet was wise; He shielded her from manie wishful eyes. . . . The seven hops crepte softly bye and then They founde themselves upon ye balconie and when Ye moon rose up their amoure knew no boundes As coulde be tolde by sundrie lovly soundes. . . . O sire must I say more? O why must I Showe you how soon ye hop hath flown bye? And is our Lenore vette a Butterflie? " All the While, Mile by Mile. She gets Prettier ' n Prettier " X r= III|l|IM ' il!lli; ' ! [382] t n wh:3 ll e 7KVoon Trail A ragged edge of a silver moon Sweeps up thru a star hushed sky. A gentle sea caresses the shore With a wistful, questioning sigh; And stretching away from the water ' s edge As far as the eye can see Is the moon trail, rippling with silver light And it ' s calling — calling for me. Oh, the anchor ' s up and the sails are spread, And the prow ' s toward the silver beams, And I ' m sailing away for the moon trail ' s end Tonight in my Ship of Dreams. And what awaits in that fairy land I know, and the moon knows too. So I ' m sailing away in my Ship of Dreams For the Moon Trail ' s End — and You. V r m " " ' frfc 55: x rV iA, lllilHi!lii!;mil!r!!Mi::,::!!..i:i::;iii!i!!!IiII[ 383] 384 " I U ' l !l T Social ' f- fi; ' j!iywjVi " j; ' ,-.:; LH ' | M Miiiiiii!ii:iiii!:::H:i„!:::.i,:;i;iii:ii [ 385 ] OR upon Monday, even as Saint George of old, must thou bid farewell to Light, and Life, and Laughter, and Love; enter into the grim, gray caverns; and do battle for thy very life with the pitiless Ogres of Tenth Avenue. The past week is gone — may the dead bury their dead — and the new not yet begiui. Like the Cavaliers of Bonnie Prince Charlie or Wellington ' s officers before Waterloo, let us reck not of the future but ([uaff deeply the Cup of Life while we may. She is waiting — to Cullum, then — to the witchery of laughing eyes — the winsome charm of captivating voices — the softly glowing lights — the brilliant gowns — the gold and gray of uniforms — the crooning saxophones, .syncopated banjos, and muffled roll of snare drums — the .shifting group of eager stags in the center — the dancers swirling round them, now gliding, now pausing, always swaying gracefully, rhythmically to the strains of the orchestra — what a subject for brush of artist or pen of poet! The insignificant cares of a petty world are as naught — the intoxication of eagerly snatched bliss .steals over us as tenths and skin lists fade into the limbo of forgotten things. The music stops — reluctantly we part. She and I — there is pattering of hands for one more encore, but no — so off the couples go, through the doorway and down the stairs (the lure of the moonlit Balcony, like the Army line, is irresistible) to where the soft balm of .springtime air lends romantic mystery to a wondrous moon as it clears the crests of the distant hills, bathing the broad valley in witchery and painting its path of molten silver o ' er the rippling bosom of the majestically flowing Hud.sonI O Lady ! — Lady ! — The moon is a curving flow ' r of gold. The heavens luminous. Eternity was made for them — Tonight — for us!! Ah, snatch not from us this golden moment! Preserve unto thy children, O Powers that Are, their fleeting glimpse into Paradise. Let there f e one time when the sepulchral voice which ever croaks, " Thou shalt hop according to Vizay or hike according to the Bat Board, " is unheard — when thoughts of Chats den orfe ' with their ghoulish din, are not — and when the Universe is so ro.seate that P-Echols and P-] Iitchell wear halos. To make it all worth the candle, let us have our femmes — they who endure our hostlery; survive our lines; take us on D. P.; and bring us boodle — for without them life would be one ])erpetual Second Cla.ss Sej)tember. That Summer Camp may hold its romance; that Xavy Game may have its setting; that the long, gray days of winter may be endurable; that Hundredth Night may get its inspiration; and that June Week may reach its perfect consunnnation; give us our fennne.s — leave U.S our hops as they are! Ah, the music begins again. But let us not return — ' twere sacrilege to break the spell. Tarry, and I shall tell of many things. All Creation is at rest, and the .sands of time run drowsily. The moil and toil of feeble men seem far away — do but tarry, and we shall be in peace. Would you what manner of men are those who, upon the floor above, .seem pursuant upon .solitary careers? They are of the variety of individual habitually known as Ye Stag, and have often been defined by un.sympathetic brethr n as " ijredatory individuals whose chief delight is the non-productive occupation of valuable space on Cullum floor. " It is all true enough, jierhaps, but let us consider. Yon unfortunate craves of laughing eyes, captivating voices, and crooning saxophones, even as you and L And he is the more desolate, having no partner for his .solace. Have compassion — look upon thy brother from a humanitarian as well as an individual .standpoint. As an institution he has utility of both time and ] la -e, and from the viewpoint of the dragee in general, bethink ye — who would while away the minutes for his Lady-fair while he enjoys that illicit skag below stairs; or, mayhap, dances with the knockout from Brooklyn whom he did not know was coming up? Of course, although the (iood Book commandeth, " Thou shalt not covet thy wife ' s femme " (ai)ologies to Exodus), stag hops are awarded at the peril of the donor. But is not [386] m mm jiiiiiii 11 this the Phice that God Forfjot? — So upon wliat ground can Christian forhoaraiicc he ex])ected I ' roni a solo hopoid? And it ' you cannot regard him as a justifiable drawliack from the hroader viewi)oint surely the si)rings of your pity are touched at a feed hoj). See the strained and famished countenance with which he awaits oiijjortunity to assume the feed hag. Take cognizance of his impassioned struggle for a ration of Ward ' s Wonderful Wafers and Yolstead ' s ' ermouth, tliat some torturing memory of Maison (iraut may he in a measure effaced. .Vnd hath he not .something to say in his own i)ehalfr ' May lie not, so minded, slip off to his downy and saw multitudes of resounding gourds until smitten hy the Trump of Resurrection!- ' For two sweet hours, after hiicrc.s rsciilfadox Sunday Morning, need he conduct a Raymond Wliitcoml) of the (lihralter of the Iliidson? — i ' cis (In tout! I5ut ncxertheless, in the final analy.sis, hopping .sans femme is like a January reveille sans trow — you feel that something is missing! . nd .so has it heen ever since Father Thayer was a candidate. To the snake the higgest fish is still in the hrook, antl hope springs eternal in flie human hreast; a " brick, " as the Mids put it, is mercifully forgotten; and ])ersonals in Kl Pcriodicii dc hi Socicddd Altii such as, " Dumhjohn, walking arm in arm with young lady four and four, " are hut unfortunate ,se |uels to periods of euchantmcnl the due of the piper whom, tradition hath it, nnist l)c paid. For of course, in this mundane sphere, there is no ice cream without its ratio, no ta|)s w ilhout its rexeiilc, and no kiss without its lipstick. Cent la vie milituire! — Rut what heresy is this? — Enough of su h nmsingsl To he here, in this wondrous ])lace, on tliis wondrous night, is ecsta.sy so great ' tis almost poignant! With luor hcsidc mc and a warm, white moon ahoxc, all the world is rose-colored, vibrant w ith song. To attain tliis moment I iiave traveled rough courses, tripping over unseen obstacles, snagging my garments on liidden tliorns. Rut in the dixine ins])iration you lend, my soul is cloaked with a contempt for adversity. Firing me with confidence you send me forth to the most gruelling of batth ' s, and — losing perchance — I return anil fintl in thy sweetness lulling ])eace and forgiveness for mine enemies. For all this, yea, and more, have I our ho])s to thank! Rut alas, the witch-niot)n fades ,t])a e, and from the great hall above soft strains of .Vrmy Rlue steal forlli to tell us our wonder-hour must ha e an end. l ' |) there in the doorway, inmmtable and relentless as fate, stands the (). 1)., one eye on the drununer, the other on his watch. Softly, almost plainli ely, the cornet is weaving la|)s into the nuisic. — The hand drops — tai)-tap-tai)! — .Vh, (ioodnight — om- dream is o ' er — let us inside, to where the rush for new over- shoes begins! 1 TTT x I The Hop Managers FIRST CLASS DeBardelelien, Chairman Pfeiffer SECOND CLASS Jamison Cowles, S. L. THIRD CLASS Stewart, J. A. Barley Barbour, T. E. P. Sexton Scott, W. L. Calhoun Smith, L. S. Wolf Clinton Sather Post Johnson, E. L. Kessinger McLaughlin, E. D. Foote, A. G. Newman, A. S. I 0| A f First Class Hop Masageus !::. ' ■ " " ' " ■■ " ■ " T ' !!i:i mL3 mM mi iliilni;i.,!i:!-...,::i..::...,:;;a;ii:ii:!li; [388] yv.:- j ?sii; iiiiiiiiiiiiii!!i:!!!i! ' i ' !:::: ' ::: ' ::::E [389] I I ' illiiil!i!ii f :, ' - " - ' : . ' : ; :::;:;:!:!!!i!iM X ' And see the dazzle of the sky Where all the jewelled heaven spreads Its silver spangles in the dark To canopy our bending heads! " Il M n.iii:.:: ■■ .,.,..i,:,rlil w k El ]FI]RSX 01LA.3 3 OLUIB OME seventeen years ago the T. D., in a moment of humanity, assigned the First Class a few rooms on the fourth floor of South Barracks in whicli to drive (hill eare away. In time this became known as the First Classmen ' s Cluh, and with the construction of North Barracks quarters have been provided which are eminently suited to the purpose. For the Cluh is tiie one place where we of the First Class can go and do (within the everpre.sent kaydet limitations) just about as we please — a place of our own wherein to relax and forget the in- terniinal)le Battle of Tenth Avenue. It is the common meeting ground which hel])s to bind us together as a cla.ss — where you become really actjuainted with the man from the other barracks. For with more men in the F ' irst Class than there were in the whole Corjjs a few years ago. it is im])ossible for the atliletic Held and Cor])s activities to furnish that intimate association and hang-togetlier spirit which has always made West i ' oint more than a college. Of course all the ab() c is automatic and unconscious — you go to the Club for the entertainment it offers, and that isn ' t at all to be sneezed at. Vou can bone pool (if " M " Co. hasn ' t come througii the windows and swiped all the cues first); or get a book from the library Kenner Hertford so altruistically placed at our disjjosal; or load up the old smoke-stack with the Club ' s free-gratis tobacco and listen in on the Signal Detachment ' s radio; or even, if you are tliat kintl, crank up the ' ic and oncoct new and intricate ways to imperil your hop i)rivileges. And if your taste runs to current literature, there are two long tables down the center of the room bearing all the latest nuigazines from technical and Service journals to " Life " . Now that we are allowed to kee|) the Clul) open until recall on ho]) and entertainment nights, the .scene is an animated one. With all the abo e-mentioned activities at full blast, our would-be Lotharios at the center tables are pemiing their fervid ])erjury ami here and there we find, inditing his daily supplication, one of that benighted brother- hood who are so artlently endea ' oring to hang themselves on the altar rail next June. The.se last add jjathos to the otherwise brilliant ensemble. .Vnd incidentally we may add that it isn ' t a bad drill ground for our future doughboys, as the si)eed and accuracy with which an habitue in improper uniform can take refuge beneath a table is astound- ing — a shell would ne er have a chancel Last year a most noteworthy a ldition to the Club ' s equii ment was the Denton collection. This consists of a great number of very aluable |)ictures, books, and relics — guns, pistols, swords, shells, and other para- ()liernalia, picked up during Mr. DcTiton ' s association with the .Vcademy. The gift of this collection is highly appreciated, and adds much to the appearance of our cluhrooni. There are several other old curiosities and relics which we had before the Denton Collection, one of which in i)articular has eau.sed much connnent as an out- standing example of wanton waste a rattlesnake preserxed in genuine CilL.OH! We have mis.sed very keenly this year the privilege of having Friday night speakers, but at intervals we ha e had class meetings and talks by diflercnt officers on Saturday eve- nings. We formally took over the Clul) at a meeting in June, the act symboliz- ing also the assumption of the reins of the Cor|)s and the job of licking the Navy (wliicli latter, |)raise i)e to .Vllah, was most satisfactorily accom- plished). .Vt a First -Second Class meeting just before the Navy (iame Captain McKwan, Breidster, and Sniytlic dcpictccl the .Vrmy as Torca- diir in ti c fortliconiirig Bull Fight, and as priiplicts tlicy hax ' c our iicarty rec- (ininiendationl .Vniong other s])eakers during the year. Colonel White talked (in llic organization of the .Vrmy and (aplaiii Hydcr recounted his ex ie- Retcasefwm Quarters ricnces in the Argoune. I Tlie IJoard of (iovernors cannot receive too much credit for tiie way in which they have managed the affairs of tlie ( " hil) this year. Periodicals have been iij) to date, ef(uipnient in shape, tlie Hall kejjt in order, and altogether they liave fulfilled their responsibility efficiently and well. However we must not forget that the moving force beneath all affairs of the Club, as of the Corps, is that never-changing power, " The Spirit of West Point " — of wliich the First Class is the recognized guardian and protector. f X I -■V ;■) IF UNE WEEK I i Fl I i ZMSL SE5 lllilMi.iii;i.!,.,N:;i.::..M,i,;irliiij:ill, 3113 394 [398] [ 3J)9 ] i [400 mimil!!!!! " : ' ::- :! ,..:;..,. ' ::;i;i!!i!!!i!» 1 w I ,,,,,,,|,,tm-; n,„,, ,..,,|in,,.|,nMM,, I Activities I X ; ?; l wiilllll!ll!E!;V! ' : [401] If Dreams Came True (THE TRUE STORY OF THE 19-23 HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW.) INMOST l)etore the last notes of " Way Down South " and " In a Little Cuban Garden " had passed over the footlights to become history rather than fact, before the last bit of grease paint had been rubbed off, the would-be Shakespeares of the Corps started the wheels, mental activity towards the production of a new show. Thus we can repeat with those rather unique optimists of the middle ages: " The king is dead. Long live the king. " And again with our more modern cynics, " The road to Hell is paved with good inten- tions. " The intentions were commendaVjle, but temperament ob- truded, and, as usual, the intentions came to nought for many months. This year ' s Hundredth Night Show has the distinction of having weathered storms and strains that would have wrecked the most sturdy. Why it survived, I can ' t say — perhaps it was the intention of the Fates. Wio knows? At any rate its fundamental idea was con- ceived at the time when the Corps of Cadets most nearly resembles the Navy, on the trip to Fisher ' s Island. In the progress of the other- Chatelaine ufWetbefud wise tedious trip a few bright .souls endeavored to amuse themselves, " n and others, by discussing possible scenarios for a jjerformance. Some were good, and others better, but " If Dreams Came True " made a poor showing. It was in such an embryonic stage (hterally a very dim dream) that it was hardly noticed. But the gods, in tossing the golden ball of life from hand to hand, thought it had possibilities, and multiplied the germ to many germs, and planted them in the minds of the would-be authors, who. under the hot sun and sparse trees of Camp Clinton, began work. Aided by the friendly ministrations of ants, mo.squitoes, and a benevolent system, the favored of the gods be- gan its existence. But it was not TheOverbeahi.n " Uaron Playcl by WaidemahUkeid teh alone — there were others, that were started with very ditl ' ereiit dra- matis persona ' . In order to decide wliieh of tlie many phiys shonld he chosen, it was deemed essentia! that an election of officers of the Dialectic Society he held. Therefore, ont of the meetinj; of first classmen who had taken an active part in previous Hundredth Nights came the four officers of the society. Their names were submitted for ap- proxal to the class. And here began the first storm. The uprigliteous, tiie defenders of justice, the tenders of the vestal flame of the light of lilierty, rose in indignant wrath at the proposal to so railroad a few into office over the heads of the almighty many. But as they con- stituted a decided and unnoticed minority, the class upheld the election on the ground that the electors were the only ones (|ualifieil to judge as to who sliould be the new officers. Obviously the first task was to decide upon one of the sexeral ])rojected plays. By a process of elimination all were eventually dro])ped until the choice finally narrowed down to two. It had been the desire of the offi- cers to i)ick the one which would re])re- sent the best show that the Corps itself could ])roduce. But it soon became appar- ent that this aim was not acceptable to all of the au- thors, perhajjs due to their own innate sen.se of con- fidence, or to ick of con- fidence in the mental capac- ities of the ( " ori)s itself. However this very iinex- |)ected atti- tude was over- ruled. " If Dreams Came x • Mil I J 4 Jacqies, Sext Castle Played by Vincent O ' R of th. Sir Single, Major Domo of the Castle ■laj frfiKWlLLIAMEARICKS True " ill a hazy state was a(l( ])ted. The meetings previous to its final selec- tion were long and stormy. A drizzly rain and intermittent thunder pre- cluded a baleful career, and sucji was to be the case. Born under op])Osition, rai.sed in adversity, it was doomed to be balked and slandered at every step. Hut when it came to the writing of the play it.self our poor intellects re- ceived their first big jolt. In general the story was that of two cadets, one of whom, just before taps, received a letter from an author uncle telling of his travels in Normandy and of a projected trij) to darkest Africa. Cadet imagina- tions, spurred on by a bet as to who could consume the greatest (piantity of prunes at supper, led each to dream that he was searching for a supposedly magic fountain of ])rune juice in that nebulous state between taps and reveille. One foimd him.self in the hall of a great mediaeval castle, and woke up just as the headsman swung his axe for the last time to .sever head from body. The other, more fortunate, landed in the midst of a tribe of cannibals, and woidd have gone the way of the potted missionary but for the timely sounding of reveille. It was also deemed advi.sable to play reveille at the end of the performance to wake up any of those wandering minds, who, due to the spirit of the .show, had dropped off into a state of coma. It has been .said that two minds work better than one, Init he who so said forgot that two minds may work in different channels. However co-ordination was very soon reached, and the process of writing and rewriting, cut- ting and typing, began. At length the first act emerged, a bit shaky and uncertain, and not quite sure on its feet. In s])ots it was still nebulous, but the ((iiivering, ciuaking babe was no less quaking than the authors at the first reading. " ' This took place in that inner sanctum twixt the O. G. ' s office and his first aid station in the presence of the powers that be. The audience was certainly not very responsive, an occasional raising of an eye- lash, a faint sniff, a flickering smile — that was all the encouragement. Then in the full confidence of our benighted youth we asked for any suggestions. We asked for any but we got many. A torrent of stac- catos and crescendos — they had to be or we ne er woidd have heard them at all in the bedlam — and finally our dazed minds gathered that we were not much as authors. But the welcome notes of tattoo wafted in. " falling as the gentle rain from heaven " on our heated brains and ending the agony. You ask why we ever requested suggestions. You forget that egoism and conceit best hides beneath a cloak of modesty. But we forgot that modesty is -i iriked little ' " li x !i!ii!i!!!!i!;ii ' ::::; i J VI .Mii. I ' n hrat and needs a suit of armor to witlistand tlie assaults of the on- rusliinfi ' Corps of Cadets. Of course we assumed tliat the show would lie ery snappy and f overned the lines accordingly. Hut not so fa.st. Tlic ijauiit, accusing; fin er of these up- rifihteous I ' nited States was raised in shocked disapjjroval at our I?alic- laisian tendencies. We had foryottcii that our felk)W citizens had hccii soaked for decades in tlic inane poison of Puritan zeal and conduct. IJut we had not forj otten that they have been soaked in synthetic jjin and miserable whiskey for the past four years and hojjcd that this would he the antidote for former intolerance. Hut Iiow can four poor years of Prohibition undo the work of three hundred years of preacliin ; horror? To put it plain] ' . it was deemed exjx ' dient that — er — certain ])hrases he cut. .Vbout this time the niijhtmare of tlie Christmas writs shot a broad- side at the Corps and left all hands in but one mood. But after the most delightful ab.sorption of Christmas cheer, etc., the i)ro(iucers returned with every intention of starting the show in earnest. Tryouts were held for jjarts in the cast and chorus. Hut the only things that were tried, as far as I could see, were our nerves. The material wasn ' t really ravisliingly i)romising. Some could sing, an l some coidd dance, but those faces, and those figures Poor Hill Shakespeare spoke a hogshead full when he bemoaned the fact that " some scpieaking Cleopatra his greatness ruined. " In that connection I wonder did the Elizabethans haxe temperaments? Well, I hope not. I wouldn ' t wish an amateur ' s temperament off on my worst enemy. Of cour.se no one but the most stony-hearted could smile at the efforts of our striving histrionics, but it must be eonfes.sed that those early rehearsals stunk to heaven of amateurs. And said odor could be detected for long after as well. The situation resulting from the choice of parts was one that only the awarder of prizes on ama- teur night could safely handle. It is jjossibie to tight off a few, but there is a limit. The women |)arts were the most sought of all. There were four all riveted to that unfortunate lead in the first act, and all the king ' s horses could not pull them away. The first had a beautiful voice but a face that would stop a charging bull. The second could act but was built like the aforementioned bull. The third was bow-legged and the fourth was beautifid. The fourth got it. Others thought that they were mi.scast 1 tliink they all were. Anil still others were clamoring at the gates becau.se they were not cast at all. In the meantime the four officers of the society were being begged, besieged, besought and browbeaten by the le.ss fortunate. If only i)icketing were illegal at West Point. . s the reader might perceive, time was making inroads on our progress and something had to be done. Here I he second act emerged, shorn of its greatest glory, but nevertheless calling for few enough clothes to make it an economic possibility. The starvelings longing for self ex])re.s.sion pouncetl on its meagre |)ages, gathered in corners, cursed the authors, and in general i)repared for the .second l)altle for ])arts. However the assignments eventually smoothed out and again nar- rowed down to the clioicc of women parts. This time it went to the man who could dance witii the most abandon, who could best transport the .s()irit of (iilda and her South Sea cousins to that staid primness and architectural monstrosity known as Culhnn Ilall. Wc licli( ' - tlic choice was justified. Hut once more an obstacle loomed u]); the new system. Time did not even B 3il iVQP IH [ - ' ' iiMH m M 4or) ] ri r 1 j y exist for rehearsals and it took a month or more to make it. Thus no rehearsals were held on a stage until the first of PVbruary. And a group of cannibal queens in Kadet grey on a bare stage with fifty hannners all hammering at once is just a bit disappointing. Even more so when only about half the cast shows up for rehearsal. And here abo -e all times the ravenous and the greedy clamored for a showing. If it wasn ' t a song and a dance it was a bigger part, or ' ' I won ' t play if he plays. " So loud was the uproar that " If Dreams Came True " all Init went on the rocks right then and there. No one was satisfied. It was certain that the authors couldn ' t play all the parts, sing all the songs, and dance all the dances, but it looked as if they would have to do it. Long hours spent in an effort to reconcile the dissatisfied eventually saved the wreck, but left the shij) full of holes. However one phase of the work was ]3rogressing in big strides. This year it was decided that the scenery and costumes should excel all previous attempts. From early in January a competent crew labored incessantly, perfecting mistakes, masking the difficulties, jjlanning the lights, and a thousand other details. No words can describe the success of their achievement — the exclamations and applause of every audience is more eloquent than anything that could be said. And tho they enjoyed none of the glory of the iy ' J setting they created, they can at least enjoy the satisfaction of work well done. About this time ]Mr. Piani had just recovered from an illness which had prevented his gi ' ing us any assistance for sometime. No sail was ever more wel- come to shipwrecked sailor than his presence in the midst of the turbulent state of affairs. With his professional ability he was able to unravel some of the faults and lend the needed touch of authority. And here let me say that without Mr. Harry Piani, Hundredth Night could hardly exist. Re- Wife Number Three of the Chief ceiving no remuneration for his services, he is as lavish with his assistance Phyrd h Hakbt McHigh as if paid with a king ' s ransom. " For its Harry this, and Harry that, from dawn till midnight. " And Harry is always willing with his aid and advice. If the Corps appreciates the show, it should appreciate the immeasurable service that Mr. Piani renders towards its realization. The morning before the first performance Cullum Hall looked more like a stable than a theatre. Some last-minute work on straw huts left hay and the smell of crumbling straw from one end of the building to the other. Half the cast actually did not know their lines, and some unfortunates were ignorant as to their entrances. But a cadet is a pecu- liar animal, that in time of need is capable of colossal achievements, so the curtain rose as per schedule to the most unresponsive audience any actor ever faced. It isn ' t so bad when the spectators greet the songs in silence, but when even the most i)etted jokes fall upon a screaming •oid, the best are apt to weaken. But it went over, especially with the cavalry detachment. They called it a winner — we hope it was. Here let me digress. Out of the myriad mistakes, out of the disap- l)ointments and trilnilations, (because there have been many) I have learned a few things of possible value to future aspirants. So accept the advice of one who wouldn ' t and govern yourself accordingly. 1. Never try to write a Hundredth Night Show. If you have many friends before you start, you won ' t have any when you finish. ' 2. Rely absolutely on the stage hands. They are the only gratifying institution in the show. 3. Never rely on the cast and chorus. They are as flighty as a forty- year-old jirinia donna. Rule them with a whi]). 4. Remember that man is a selfish animal. If you forget, it won ' t be long before it is forcibly recalled. [406] .j. Don ' t try to lake stage |)ictiir{. ' s witlioiil the aid of a cordoii ol ' l)oliceiiicn. Yoiimay get the pietiiresliut you will lose your disposition. ( . Don ' t allow too many cooks in the sou]). You are hound to make yourself unpopular, so you may as w-ell make a good job of it and be d nn])0|)ular. One man with a mediocre idea is bettor llian ten with good ideas. 7. Don ' t try to run the show without the aid of ofhcers. It can ' t he done. We tried it and nearly failed entirely. 8. Don ' t allow first classmen in the show at all. They cau.se lli ' lill i-i more trouble than they are worth. |j! ' fl|fj ;V !). Don ' t listen to complaints. The show will probably be one of t lie best ever put on, but there are many who will .say its the worst. 10. Don ' t be extravagant. It is unneces.sary. 11. Don ' t forget that there will tie a .show next year, and that the men in charge will need your help. Give it to them. It costs you nothing. Hut to return. As the ensuing performances were seen by the ( ' or])s, it can judge for it.self. We admit our mistakes, but repeat with one of our greatest comedians, " If you don ' t like our show, you can pack up your sins and go to the devil. " Lite-. s-Dav Original Kliipprr i Umtubi Ptayi-il by William Kc V DET 1 ' aSCHAL Hi.NGSDOUK arcli for tlie Fountain of Priiror Juice ri„?i,,l ,, Himself Now just a few words as to what actually look place on the stage during one of our performances. We have drawn our prologue from that i)art of our military life which is most dear, most anticijwted, and most enjoyed of all: that precious half-hour after sup])er when purple-.scented envelopes from (). A. Os, and welcome missives with the home jKxlunk ' s ])o.stmark are read and reread in the ((i .sanctity of the bare little cell. The two inmates have just in- dulged in a heavy rej)ast ])runes and are warily discu.s- sing possible ] hysiological re- action when the mail dragger iroduccs a ((Uaint missive. Tills is fnini an niicic in Nor- ma ndy.li ing in an old chateau and getting atmosphere for a novel. The relative furllici- states that he shall later Ira Siiiith into .Vfric-a to study the •- anil habit-- of ceitain gx Chief Bla( kasmtk Leader of tlie l ' mtiil)is rldlird lill Waldemar Bkkidstkr i ' et proper raiment caiHiihalistic tribes tlu-rein. Our heroes discuss the uncle and his wander- ings until taps marks the end of another day and the lights go out. Being cadets, they soon lose conscious contact with the drah surroundings and then come those fantastic, complex, and symbolic disturbances emanating from the suljconscious self and yclept, in the phraseology of the layman, dreams. Dan, that being the initial cognomen of one of our heroes, quite illogically finds himself, in the first act, in the semi-darkened hall of a medieval chateau and clad solely in his cadet store two-jjiece nightie. He is ai)prehended by an old sexton whom he asks if there is a Fountain of Prune Juice in the vicinity. The old man naturally su])po.ses Dan to be mentally deranged and is just about to put him out when a great noise is heard and someone in the distance cries, " Off with his head, " whereat a dull thud echoes thru the castle. Our hero, disliking the .startling .sounds, hides behind a .screen and from this vantage point beholds the proces,sional entrance of the Chatelaine, the monk . belard, and the court retinue. It seems that the Baron, Lord Deliverus. has been off on a crusade _ and a messenger arriving announces that His Highness is due on the Medicine Man uftlie Tribe morrow. As Eleanor the Chatelaine makes announcements for a farewell piayedby banquct, Dan, who has been leaning over the .screen, pu.shes same over John Farrow j ,j(} sprawls awkwardly into the middle of the court. He states his mission, namely, to locate a certain marvelous Fountain of Prune Juice and leaves with Sir Single to i and till accouterments. An old witch comes in .selling everything from cork legs and broken ambitions to gas fixtures and persuades Eleanor to buy a magic jjotion to attract love. Later, Dan, clad in mail and wielding a wicked butter knife, inirchases a magic cloak from the old Gri.selda which has the power to make any wish come true. The old hag, however, stipulates that a dreadful curse will fall upon those who in any way injure the garment. Dan tries various experiments which prove successful and strangely enough the cloak is accidently put on by .some of the others and various complications ensue. Some one unwit- tingly wishes bunions off on Abelard who discovers that the cloak is the cause . Thereu])on lie and Dan have a little altercation during which the cloak is torn in two. Griselda comes in and ])ronounces the curse stating that the monk and the kadet are doomed to come back on Earth after death and live a life among .savages. Dan in utter despair drinks .some wine containing the love po- tion of the Chatelaine and then the fun begins. The Baron arrives a short time later amidst clash and flare of trum- ])ets and all gentlemen seek the rear exits excei)t our hero who hides with ' [ 1 WlKK NlMHKH OnK OK THE (hikf [408] Louie several of tlie ladies, lie and the ladies are discovered and our unfortunate one is sluii ;- into the lioosgow for trial. This ceremony takes place in true military hion and with customary justice his head is ordered severed from his be After nnich trouble, P M-e, the executioner, finally l)riniis the axe down ; the lights ' () out. .V scream and several yells are heard and in the darkness the two cat are ajiain in their room. One tells the other of a terrible dream and that is afraid to go back to slee]). They finally do sleep, however, and the .seci occui)ant, stinndated by his roonnnate ' s narrative, weaves the second dn ill his fantasy. ( ' liief Hlackasnite is high potentate in the dark cannibal district ' i (if I ' nitubi where Washtubi, the great medicine man, is doing his durndest to bring rain. Being unsuccessfid in this for the past few months, AVashtubi finally decides that an evil spirit has been sent by the neighboring tribe of Gumjazza. At this point, our next hero is discovered and it seems that he, too, is in quest of some sort of fabulous Fountain of Prune Juice. He is, however, mistaken for the LiTK- as-Day The Celda Cray of tli( Played by William K A Food . rtist of Umtubi evil spirit and is to be parboiled for breakfast. The chief and his warriors leave to figlit the has until morning to make it rain or re|)ort to the royal ■(..! „; 6j,Sa.nfo«d Goodman Ciumjazzas and tell the kadet that lit kitchen for observation and treatment. 11 I nmsic and hero gets extremely worried but manages to become very much interested in the Princess Lite-as-l)ay and her jazz dancing. The chief sends for food whereupon the Reverend Percival Snooks is made into a nice stew. Our mixed up with the medicine man and is found to be running the household when the victorious chief returns. With true cannibal appreciation Hlackasnite orders him boile l and the salt is being j)ut in the i)ot when, in the distance, rexeille sounds. The .savages and others in the dream seem to hesitate a moment, then, as if in a gradual and struggling awakening, they silently steal away leaving fthe bewildered and confused kadet standing in the i)ot. He rubs his eyes, calls Dan, and then realizes that thanks to the realities of existence, not all dreams come true. That, in brief, is the bare oiilliuc of two wandering imaginations. To Lieutenant I ' nderwood and Major ( " riltenbcrger do we heart il ' cxjiress our apjireciation and gratitude fur their valuable aid and suggestions tliruout the de elopnient of the i lay. . nd also can we attril)ute a large measure of the -succe.ss of our fantasy to l-ieutenant Egner win MS of old. arranged all the nmsic ind made lii- tireless elforts in- ilispcMsablc. Tui; .Vl TlloHs . IIkv. I ' K.m i ai, Sm Till ' Mi.ssioiiarv flayed by lt,,M..ND(JrEKr.«EV bli xg X ■v. BI ILIE sooiiEXir " Yes, Joe, times have (■haiiii ' ed. In the i;ood old days ' befo " de wall ' the function of this society was to improve the kaydet line, but now they ' d do most anything to (|uell the potent palaver put out by the l)ampered ])ets. Funny how time plays havoc with good intentions, isn ' t it? Bill Shakespeare once said that they puve the road to Hell, though, and maybe I ' m con- veying the idea that the Society ' s gone to l)ot — far from it ! There ' s no more debate and declamation to astound the edified au- dience, but the gang has gone in for Marilyn Miller stuff and puts on a real show. Ten to one the old-timers would roll over in their gra es if they could hear their be-whiskered grinds perpetrated anew on the helpless multitude! " When the idea of a society first popped into the heads of the Nation ' s Best Bet. it was wav back after the War of 181 ' -2. Tliev I UoRN ' , Vicc-Prexiili called it the Amosophic Society and its memliership was somewhat scanty, but they were quite a gang for boning fiction and started a library. This exclusive set caused so much dissension and jealousy in ranks that a counter organization was formed in 18 23, called the Ciceronians. This upstart had such phenomenal growth that the elder kicked the bucket, and when the end hove in sight a compromise was put through by which both merged to form the Dialectic Society. Which organization has flourished for nigh onto a hundred years, now, and next summer the l10 •s are planning an Old Home We ek to celebrate the century mark. " At first a room in South Barracks served as headcjuarters for the Klan, but after the fire they snagged a whole suite on the fourth floor and made that their rendezvous. For quite a spell, until 1871 in fact, the Society ' s existence was monotonously prosperous. True to form, though, some dumbbell cut loo.se with a bright one and policed a skag butt behind the door — .some little hoiLse-warming, Joe, the whole i)lace burned up, records and all! " After the big heat, Thayer Hall became the hang-out. There the radical element introduced some new wrin- kles liy putting out the Howitzer and .several short plays. Later the Howitzer was taken over by a separate faction and the Dialectic Society confined its activity to theatricals. And thus the Hundredth Night Show got its start. " Do you mean to say you don ' t know wliat Hundredth Night is, Joe. Well you see it ' s this way — June is quite a big month for many and varied reasons. Graduation, Recognition, Furlough, etc., all come at once, and the Kaydets figure that when the days till June get around a hundred it ' s time to celebrate! That ' s what it means — ' One hundred days until June, sir! ' and it ' s always a big time around here. The show is put on, the First Classmen begin to .spend their Saturday afternoons trying on uniforms, and the old morale takes a universal and substantial rise. " Of course the show ' s the biggest event — especially of late years. In the old day.s when it was held in Grant Hall, this production was more or less a conglomeration of well-worn grinds pulled by a bunch of birds with blacking [410] X VV ■1 1 ■ h- ' f Wl.I.KK. on their faces. Actual theatricals were iiu- jiossihle until the conii)letion of Culluni Hall provided a real stajie for the hoys — real small 1 Anyhow there ' s a row of footlif hts, and that ' s the prime essential for i)uttiiifi- )U now. ' " Inlil a few years aji ' o tlie show was either a travesty on kaydet life or a niinsln ' l re|)lete with cracks at the Powers that Were (and still .Vre). They took hij; witli the Coqis l)ut required too much explainiui; to our fair friends. Of late, howexer, there has been .some pretty fjootl talent around, and tlic musical comedies offered have heen sidlinu better and belter — this year it just about faded the Follies: It ' s ' (|uite a ' stunt for liiese boys to jjull, too. They write the lines and nuisic, make .scenery, etc., and ha c everythinij organized to the .second — this year they even had a telei)hone system, complete to tiie Hello (iirl (who. mallieureu.sement, was an uncouth stage-monkey and chewed Clima.Kl) Lieutenant Egner is a wonderful iiel|) to them. He corrects the music, orchestrates and publishes it, and e en writes some of the songsl On top of that he trains the chorus for the show, which is a big job in itself. Like Mawn " IcKwan at a football rally, " witiiont him there ain ' t no show, ' and tiie gang all appreciate his helj) accordingly. " So you see. Joe, this Dialectic Society is a u.scful institution and fills a very definite place in the life and ac- tivities of a kaydet. It i.sn ' t one of the most jirominent and spectacular organizations in the Corps hut, working cpiietly, it ha.s a big job to do which it (Iocs to a finish. And, in the last analysis, that is the best that can be said of any organization. " Hi. IV. 1.. i:., Ti r yi m A [4111 [414] Illlll!!i!l!;!i:!!!: " ;;::;-;::.;v;: ' !:i. ' ::;!il!!!!:il!i!!lll ' llll " " I The raison d ' etre of tlie " Y " is ever a puzzle to the superficial observer of Corps life. It doesn ' t run the hops, and neither does it have anything- to do with athletics, but nevertheless its role is a very necessary and important one. For there devolves ui)on the Cadet Y. M. C. A. one of the most delicate tasks assigned to a Corps organiza- tion — filling the ga]) left in the life of the average cadet concerning the serious matters of life. Governed by the Corjjs ' reactions to it.s efforts on one hand, and restricted by lack of time and facilities on the other, the Association has a problem worthy of C. Smith. It cannot ])roceed as intensely as its kindred college organizations, yet it must not slacken and lo.se sight of its mission, both of which make it unusual among such bodies. The filling of the gap, the sujjply of means whereby tiie Corps can (and in a large measure does) keep up an interest in matters of serious asjject, is accomplished in various ways. An effort is made to offer each man .something which will appeal to his particular preference in this field. Most men find the Sunday night meetings suited to their taste, and Plebes are by no means the only ones who po])ulate the gym at these gatherings. They center about a talk by some .selected speaker, usually a visitor, whose subject is not necessarily religious but oftentimes delves into the realm of current events and economic or .social problems. While there are gaps in the schedule, some planned and others unfore.seen, there is kept alive in the CorjjS that receptiveness of mind which so often dies a natural death among rules and regulations. In addition, these gatherings help fill out the schedule of general lectures, of which we have lamentably few, and as such are an in- fluence for good not to be neglected. From three to four hundred men show their ai)|)reciation of the Cha])lain ' s ideas and counsel at the ■ ' Two Minute Services, " the short after-breakfast meetings through Lent. Only a brief word of prayer and a I bought to turn over in our minds as the day lengthens, but they are a source of help to many of us. Then again a .score or so of our most earnest athletes combine their Navy Game talents and Bible story abilities with telling effect at the Post Sunday School. Some .seventy-five of coming generation may be found in the Chapel every Sunday morning from i):i5 until 10:45 listening with open eyes and hearts to their cadet teachers. The Tiuu ' sday evening Bible study groups held during the S])ring give further ojiportunities for those so in- clined to exchange and comjjare views on vital subjects, bed l)y otficers for 4! X$ [416 § X the Upj)ercla.ssinen antl Firstclassmcn for tlie Plebos, and takinj; a standard work such as Fosdick ' s " Manhood of the Master " as a guide, the several jjronps find much Food for thought in tlie (hscussions. There are also otlier matters in which the Cadet Y. M. C. A. lias a hand. " Cive it to the ' Y! ' " usually dis|)oses of those odds and ends which seem to lia e no home, as the sujjcr- vision of the " Y " hall for the |)lel)es, the main- tenance of a Post IJoy Scout Troop, the dis- tribution of the Cadet I ' rayer (Cha|)laiii Wheat ' s iusjjiring composition which every cadet would do well to hear in his heart), and the filling of the Plehe ' s Christmas stockings. This latter is a custom which none of us will ever forget. It is thus that the Association sli|)s un- obtrusively into cadet life as it tries to fulliii its mission — the maintenance and nourishment of that desire which is inherent in all of us to know and think of dce|)er things. And those of us w1k have felt the urge anil answered its need here at the iVlilitarv Academv. irc con iu(( ' (l II. ic ( ' iiapi:l hat the C; SlNDAY KJct Y. School ' 1 " e M. C. A ACHKUS fills a ( ' rv definite I Silver Bay Conference Unlike the conferences held on tlie third floor of the guardhouse, the Silver Bay Y. M. C. A. Conference af- fords great |)leasure and lienefit to the participants. The purj)o.se of this conference is to bring a message of Service to young college men from all over the world, and to ])romote an exchange of ideas and viewpoints between these future leaders of thought. Hut we had such a glorious time there that we did not fully appreciate this jjhase until afterward, when we had time to think it all over. For the West Point lelegation Chaplain Wheat chose Mrcidstcr, Enderton, Lancaster, Post, Roper, Stewart, C. W.. and Timberlakc from the First Class, and Haldwin. ' I .V., De.Vrmond, Garbi.sch, Reeder, Wood, W ' . H.. and Sarcka from the Third Class, all of whom had been on ])revious trips or were interested in the work of the Con- ference. We went up to Silver Bay the same day that the First Class left for Fisher ' s Island, and were gixen rooms all together in a wing of the large hotel there. On the lists i)ublished the day the Conference ()])ened Tinil)erlake and Sarcka were ilown as Tunbalaka, from the Congo, and Suckre, from Czecho-Slovakia, which implications Pat and Jack vociferously deny. During the Conference the mornings were taken up by Bible study classes, forums, and auditorium meetings. i - ' r i i a 417] in which the leaders of the Conference gave us all the benefit of their witle personal experiences in every quarter of the glolie. In the afternoons games of all kinds were the rule, but an untimely sjjell of rainy weather kept us indoors during the greater part of our stay. At that the baseball team defeated Union ' ■26-0 and were well on the way to another victory when the rains desc ' ended ui)on us. We also had an excellent chance for the tennis championship, tnit Stewart was the only man to finish his match on the wet courts. AVe won the indoor ])ascball, volley-ball, ;iiid swimming championships. Hy far the foremost figure in our delegation was Chap- lain Wheat. He was our guide, G-1, ' i, 3, and sponsor, lie was the best firstba.seman on the league of colleges, on I lie first doubles tennis team, and sans argument the best l herman (indoors and out) to be found. He could hold lis own both on the soda fountain and on the rostrum, 111(1 was the best all-round keen file there. On the " ZBrd the Conference broke up, to give wa. 111 the Y. W. C. A. Conference lieginning that evening. H ' gretfully we sailed down the lake, the First Chissnien ciing to New York for a short leave before joining the class at Fort Wright, and the Third Classmen returning to West tint for their summer of target practice. All agreed that the trij) had been of inestimable value to us both as men and as cadets. We 1)rought away a great deal to think about, and the fact that there is an immediate and ])ractical side to the more .serious things of life had been impressed upon us all. And in addition lie contact with other college men had broadened our horizon beyond the walls of West I ' oint and things military. In all, pleasure and benefit had been blended to perfection. E.VDEHTiix, I ' nsidf Blairstown Conference The Preparatory Schools Y. M. C. A. Conference was held at Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey, from June ' •24th to 30th and those in charge of the Conference accorded us the honor of asking for a cadet Cjuartet to sing at the meetings. The invitation being promptly accepted by Chaplain Wheat, four ' 23 choir members invaded the hills of Jersey, and if tales brought back by Albrecht, Oliver, Stone, R., and Ringsdorf are any criterion, the trip was eminently satisfactory to the participants. The four left their classmates at Fort Wright on the ' 23rd. arriving at Blairstown the following day to find themselves in a pleasantly distinctive position. As they were not delegates and could hardly be classed as faculty, their resulting inter- mediate status ])roved ideal. At the Conference the quartet found themselves nuich in demand, both for their renditions at the meetings and their ])articipation in the nightly campus sings and the Stunt Night program. At the Platform Meetings Sherwood Eddy, Robert Speer, and other well-known religious speakers told of their many experiences. The proximity of the Water Gap and the excellent eciui])mcnt of Hlair gave ample facilities for recrea- tion, while the hosi)itality of the Conference leaders, coujjled with the genuine friendliness of the prep scholars, added the finishing touches. A source of particular gratification and en- joyment were the relations established with Ed Harris, a ' iO man from Princeton who.se " Isle of Surprise " music is a by- word here. This Conference gave our representatives broader hori- zons, new ideas, and friendships that are not to be lightly cast aside. It is sincerely ho])cd that the ojjportunity will again ott ' er itself, and that another delegation may go out to find hel]), strength, and tiie meaning of Service in this contact with the outside world, while at the same time spreading abroad a favorable impression of West Point. v [418] ALMA MATER. i : " How Can I Leave Thee. ' ail. Alma Mater dear. To us be ever near. Help us thy motto bear Through all the years. Let Duly be «ell performed. Honor be e ' er untamed, Country be ever armed, West Point, by thee. Guide us, thy sons, aright. Teach us by day, by night. To keep thine honor bright, For thee to fight. When we depart from thee Serving on land or sea. May we still loyal be. West I ' oint. to thee. And when our work is done. Our course on earth is nm, M.iy it be said. " Well done. Be thou at peace. " ' ir may that line of gray crease from day to ilay, .0, serve, and die. we pray, iVest Point, for thee. P. S. Reinfi -, ' 1 1 Bugle Not Being a hand-book published annually by the nutig flfrn ' a Cliristian Assariation of the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Volume XIV •:■ 1922- ' 23 I Bugle Notes haii(l-i ()()k ai)|)( ' ar.s in the ( ' )r|).s; a small, iiisif iiificaiit lookiiiji ' affair, l)y the familial- irt ' k of it.s imitation leather hindinj;. Stianj e enough, hook i.s re ei e(l not unkindly, and il.s page.s are if information, hccansc il is hrinunint; with dope. )lish under tlie auspiees of the ' . M. Towards the end of May of every year a reeoiiuized hy its un aryin ; ' ■■|)oeket ' " size and however, thouijh its eomiiii; is not heralded from afar, this hand- read with interest. .Vnd wiiy? Heeause it is a eoneentrated ])ill ( heeau.se it is convenient, heeau.se, in short, it is the " Plehe Bihle. The Plehe Hihle, more eorreetl.v termed " Bugle Notes, " is |)n ( ' . .V. of the Military . eademy. Its [jurposes are twofold. It aims, first, to he a thoroughl.v aecurate and eon- venieiit .source of information coneerning the .Vrmy, the Post and Military . eadem,v, and the Corps. This, of cour.se, is an extremely hroad field, so that the hest that the hook attempts is to touch on the more important points — on tiiose jioints which are of particular interest and alue to tlu ' men if the Corjis. ' i ' inis do we find in the hook, for example, information concerning the customs and traditions of the Corps, facts relating to the lii-lory of the Post and the . cadem,v, ami detailed statistics and interesting facts concerning . rm,v Athletics. The .second purpose of Bugle Notes, wliicli is, in reality, inherent in its first purpose, and which is snggesled i)y its |)o])ular title. " Plehe Bihle. " is to furnish a source from which liie memhers of tlie Fourth Class, tiie " Plehes, " can draw such information as Corps customs and |)raclice re(|uire them to know. From its |)ages tiiey derive advice as to their conduct as plehes and as cailets, which advice is expounded h.v men who, having worn the girv for clo.se onto four years, are ahle to s]jeak with some wisdom and authority upon those (piestions whicli ordinaril.v confront a |)lehe. This function of Bugle Notes is in realit.v the principal excu.se for its existence. The education of the Fourth Class in matters of common interest and importance has alwa.vs heen considered as a duty of the upper classes, an l it is to a •ery great extent that the Plehe Bihle is relied upon to accomplish this result. These, then, very hrieffy, are the main purposes of Bugle Notes. To foster liiese piu-poses .ind to angmeni them, to keep the I k al)reasl of (lie c -er widenini; ' lioi-izon of Corps activities and inlercsis, ai ' c the .aims of liie K.litors of l!)-2;i. SI VFF Editors Assistant. BiDDLE (iH. LING Keyes Tr.vcy Jiiisiiicss MaiKij rrs (lUOVE Thom. .s, V. . . D. Assistants McL.V.MH OuTC. lLT The Honor Committee During our sojourn at the Academy, the Honor Committee lias evolved from what was formerly known as the Vigilance Committee. Practically the only changes have been in the name, and in the fact that the present body is a recognized, official one, acting with the sanction of and in conjunction with the Tactical Department. The old Vigilance Committee ' s lack of recognition and co-operation proved a .serious drawback to its success. The Committee is composed of thirteen first classmen, one elected from each company and one from the staff. It has sundry and manifold duties, all of which pertain solely to matters of honor. Originally the Committee took up all matters concerning the welfare of the Corps, but it has since been deemed advisable to drop all but questions of honor. Of course the primary dut and ultimate aim, of the Honor Committee is to preserve the sacred and conse- crated traditions of .spotless honor which have been handed down to us by our illustrious forefathers. To accomplish this end, the work is divided into three ])hases. First, the Committee acts, and renders its verdict on all ca.ses con- cerning breaches of honor. Ne.xt, it makes interpretations on all ciuestions of honor, and circulates these interpre- tations throughout the Corps. Finally, it assumes the responsibility for the instruction of the Fourth Class in the Honor System. There is no doubt but that the Honor Committee is the most powerful body in the Corps. Where the honor system is so vital as it is liere, sucli a committee must have the unanimous support of the Corps. Its word is law and this law maintains the standard of honor at West Point. The Committee has a great responsibility resting on its shoulders. It takes undying effort and caution to deal justly in all ca.ses, and it takes careful consideration of both sides of a case to act wisely. The tasks which it has to perform are often unpleasant, and the responsibility is such that few would care to bear it. However, the honor of being on the Committee is one of the greatest that the Corps of Cadets has to offer. [420] J4 X Alpha Delhi Phi I ' OHCII " ' 2. ' $ XoEL " -24 Alpha Tail Oiiicija DODD ' i.S Berry, L. C. ' , ' 4 Smythe ■ ' 24 Strohecker ' 54 Lelaxd ' ' ■25 Alplui SitiiiHi Phi M. K(IKSO ' ' 2,5 ' ( ' (; Thchi Pi Pfeiffer ' ' 23 DiLLARD ' ' 24 Hill, D. C. ' 24 John ' ' 24 Miller, A. D. ' 24 McBride ' ' 25 Calhoun ' ' 25 Sexton ' ' 25 Hridcman ' 2(i Chi Phi Lawes ' 24 Chi P. ' :i Behhy " ' 24 Delia Kappa Epsiloii Chandler. 1). ' ' 2;3 Fletcher, J. W. " 2. ' } Delta Tail Delta Cha.mhkrs ' •23 Short ' 2;! Stewart, C. W. ' ' 2. ' 5 Dasher ' ' 24 Gilford ' 24 Hauck ' -25 Conneley ' !26 conzelman ' 46 Hause ' ' 20 And the Greeks Delta [ ' psiliin Haskell ' 23 Shepard ' ' 23 Storck, D. (i. " 24 Clare ' 25 Kappa Alpha iXiirtheni) Sai.zman ' 25 Kappa Alpha (Sinitlieni } DoWNINC ' 23 Coates " 24 CURETOX ' 24 Tno.Mi ' sox. H. H. " 24 (;uA Ks ■2(i KapjM Delta Rho Mattice ' ' 24 Kappa Sii ina Breidster " ' 23 Lancaster ' 23 McCoRMicK, R. C. ' 23 Peoples ' ' 23 Dowlinc, a. R. " 25 La nihil a Chi Al plia Galusha ' 23 Lord ' 23 Russell ' 23 McCOMSEY ' 24 Stewart, J. A. ' 24 Traywick ' ' 24 Hankins ' 25 McFarland ' 26 Plummer ' 20 Phi Delta Theta Haruix, J. L. ' ' 23 Wolf ' 23 Glasgow ' 24 WiTMAN ' 24 Hexn ' 25 Stephens, P. B. ' -25 Phi (iaiiiiiia Delta Post ' ' 23 France 24 (i ' ahhiscii " 25 M(1)anii;l " 20 Phi Kappa Psi I ' ' isiii:h, .1. S, ' 25 ' ( Kappa Sii iiia Mahlkv " 23 •lollNSON, A. I,. " -23 White. W. ( " . ' 23 KiDWELL " 24 Palmer ' 24 Sthicklkh ' 20 Phi Sigma Kappa PyRECKSON ' 24 Maxter " 25 ' Kappa Al plia Lowe " 23 Yorxci, R. L. ' 20 Pi i I ' psilon Taskek ' ' 24 Watson ' 24 Si ( III a Xu BlHNSlDE ' 23 Dunne ' ' 23 Irish ' ' 23 McEldownev " 23 Kraft ' ■24 Salmon ' 24 CORNOO ' ' 25 Fheuni) ' 25 licjBEHTS. L. A. " 25 Weston ' 25 Sli iiia Phi Kpsiloii Doyle " 2(i Sujiiia Alpha h ' .psHitii Farrow " ' 23 Hicks ' 23 Johnson. W. G. ' ' 23 S( OTT. W. I . ' 23 I ' LMXCEIi " 25 Si (J III a ( hi FvANs, J. A. " 23 RiDINCS " 23 DiCKERSON " 24 Brackett " ' 25 COXROY ' ' 20 Dean ' 20 JoHxsox, TL W. ' -20 Richie ' 2(1 .Sii iiia Phi Sifiiiia Mesick " 24 The! a Delta Chi Harrold, ( " . J. " 2.3 DiERR " 24 Theta Chi s Meter " 2(i Zeta ] si l ' " l IZMAI KICK " 2. ' 5 Kl AKU " -24 I The Band When tlu ' cmtaiii falls on Act 1 iil ' our lives as Kaydcts, we ' ll all rc ic v said liv es. Perha|)s then will come the iiist realization of the place occnj)ie(i hy the orfianization which |)layeil " On Wisconsin " for our first |)lel)e P-rade, and " Ahna Mater " when the ( " orjis ])assed in review before us. Hadn ' t thouj ht much ahout them, had you. Think it over, it ' s worth it. The ' e been with us throughout, shariuj; our interests and spirit, as no other jjroup has. Whenever we were soireed onto the Plain, Sonsa ' s superiors were th( re to help us uphold our reputation as the best marchers in the world. At the panics they never refu.sed to lend a hand to stave off defeat, or to urffe us on to ictory. t Yale and Navy games they jjlayed on, lonji ' after we were mere autonuitons with mechanical vgs bearing us to the train. The credit for the success of four " Huu- dredtii Nights " rejjo.ses at the feet of Lieut. Egner and his troujje. The orchestra, rej)resentiug the band, did its share to make oiu- hops successful. It must rei|uire something of a genius to mould into sha])e an organization who.se tour of duty lasts from dawn until midnight — whose range of duties in- cludes hops and funerals, o|)en-air concerts and athletic contests, meal formations and parades. We ' ve folded our Ji;t TI-. T El.M ' .K ■•(),Ic i„ M,t llie gentleuieu from Hades rank their but the. ' put us to bed every night, ti pla.x ' ed tlieir part well in those four years. Throughout our course, our troubles and joys were also the iiaiKl ' s. V.v the lusty swings of the bass drummer, was directed for our lienetit. [ th att ' ord to dotf our hats to the U. S. M. A. IJand. red comforters about us in the stillness of sunnner nights and. risking official censure in the form of coiuise remarks on tile morning dope sheet, we ' ve crept stealthily out to the outer fringe of limits to listen to the l)and ' s tri-weekly program of popular airs and classics; we ' e listened to the more distant strains while they played on other nights for other audiences on the northeastern edge of the plain: we " e ai)])lauded them in their renditions following Sunday guard-mountings; we ' ve marthed to sunnner diiuiers while they carried on in full dress regalia — and through it all we ' ve given scarcely a thought to the hand that wa ed the baton. For more than a decade l.ieul. Eguer has directed the r. S. M. . . IJand, built nmsic for its orchestra, and made it po.ssible for us to enjoy the fruits of their efforts and his talents. larc of credit, too. It ' s true that they turned us out every morning, s:i that ' s s(|uan ' . .Vnd aside from these feats we nuist a lmit that they clfort. from Lieut. l ' ' ,gner ' s leading to reminders of work well done, we can X m [427 1 The Choir i I Time was — some ten years hack — when people scoffed at our Kaydet Chapel Choir. It was a known fact that the so-called " choir " was a closely guarded clicjue of favored upperclassmen, organized for the sole purpose of securing to themselves a place where they could sleep undisturbed throughout the sermon every Sunday morn- ing. Musical ability was not a requisite for membership. If a man could sing — well and good! — but it was not essential. Quaint days, those. Keeping pace with the trend of modern thought, new ideas forced their way into the sanctity of this abode of the Forgotten Few. Plans for our new chapel were conceived and executed. A great organ was installed. The Academy was fortunate enough to secure the services of Mr. Frederick C. Mayer, an artist of marked ability, as Organist and Choirmaster. Then, under Mr. Mayer ' s able direction, there came into being a real, honest-to-good - ness Cadet Choir. Eight years have elapsed since the trying days of our Choir ' s renaissance. The imtiring effort and loyal de- votion to the work of Mr. Mayer throughout these years are reflected in the remarkable progress and develoi ment of the choir. His .system of testing the voices of all of each year ' s class of plebes and his careful selection of only the best has developed an organization of singers of which the institution may well be proud. Unless we have served in the choir we fail to appreciate the deadly monotony of the long hard grind of march- ing up to Chapel every Sunday morning for practice, just at the time when the rest of the Corps sleeps or P. S. — es. The one great reward for all this voluntary soiree comes when the Choir sjiends the week-end in New ork sometime along in the Spring. Every year Columbia University has invited the Cadet Choir to sing at the .service in Columbia Chapel. The men leave West Point after diiuier Saturday and spend the night according to their own indiviilual whims, as only Kaydets know how to spend a leave of one night. How hollow! How meaningless I How impotent! is that phrase written above! How utterly inadequate to serve as a description of that twelve-hour-long night of syncopated saxophone symphonies, beautiful girls, bright lights, and " dancin ' fools " !! Oh Allah! Others may smile if they like, but we of the Choir — ah, we know what we know! For when Hundredth Night is a thing of the past, we find ourselves in the midst of that long barren stretch of Academic slavery from March to June. Then there is nothing in the world so exhilarating to our waning spirits as that annual pilgrimage to the shrine where America worships Liberty enthroned on a lofty dias of shrimps, squabs, and scallops, crates and crates — and crates — of baked Alaskas. One of our " Old Grads, " a great lover of music, and incidentally a staunch advocate of the Choir, writes with reference to the trip: " Professionally speaking, the next day ' s singing showed not the slightest deterioration due to the previous ' nuit blanche ' of the cadets. To the contrary, the Choir ' s rendition of ' The Corps " and of the anthem specially selected by Mr. Mayer, at the morning .service in Reverend Dr. Silver ' s Church of the Incarnation wa.s said by all who heard it to be wonderful and inspirational. In the afternoon, the huge chapel at Columbia was [428 I packed, with nearly as many on the outside unable to find a way to crowd in as were on the inside. And ajjain the cadets carried the enthusiastic congregation with them to the end. There is no doul)t ahoiil it, Ihe ( ' ()r])s docs Tiot half ai)preciate the excellence of its choir. Musical journals write it u|) as " one of .Vmerica ' s greatest male choirs ' ' trained to perfection and cjuite capable of withstanding the tests of the most .severe critics. ' It is a ])ity that every old-timer like myself cannot hear it and CTljoV it. " ' it would he illogiial not tn devote a part of tliis article to tlic ( ' liapel itself and to the wonderful West I ' oinl organ. It is a trul ' remarkable organ, the sec- ond greatest in the world at the present time. Rather than let the reader think that this is a bit of exaggeration, we desire o (|uote from an interesting article written by Mr. Mayer himself, as follows: " The AVest Point organ, built by M. l :M( llcr at Ilagcrstown, Maryland, is perhaps the finest in llie country. .Vlllio originally it was only of medium siy.c, its UHisical i|uality has always been pre-eminent. Shortly .ifler 11)11 a fund was started with the idea of enlarging the organ, and as a result of this fund the organ has been nearly trebled in si eand now ranks .second among the organs of the world. Great credit is due to (Jeneral John . Johnston, Class of ' 79, and to Colonel Cor- nelius de W. Wilcox, Class of " SI, for their valued and generous help in effecting the growth of the organ. That the Corps of Cadets is stnuigly in sympathy with this movement was shown by its last aiunial ort ' ering of $()S,).0() to the Organ Fund. The organ now contains 080!) separate pi|)es. In reality, there are seven dis- tinct organs: the Petlal, Great, Choir, Swell, Solo, Orchestral, and Echo Organs. Of these, the Orchestral Organ snrjjasses any similar department in any other organ in the world. The mechanical e |uipment contains ti e electric motors which sujjply compressed air, vacuum, and low voltage current. In actual bulk, the organ is ec|uivalent to an average three-story house. The pipes range in size from those smaller than a lead ])encil to a huge wooden l)ipe eighteen inclies wide, twenty-one inches thick and lhirt. -two feet long, weigiiing over lOOO |)ountls, whose grave note is near the theoretic limit of the human ear. The console, or key-desk, from which the organ is played, contains prejiaration for a number of stops and im- provements not yet installed. There are altogether seven hundred and forty-six stops, keys, and jiedals all under the direct control of the player and subject to his choice and combination while playing. This con.sole is second in size only to that of the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia (which is considered the largest in the world) and is pos- sibly the most advanced jjrotluct of mechanical ingenuity that ever confronted an organist. " I ' ' )Ilowing is a list of the Memorial and Gift Sto])s, a unicjue feature of this organ. All but the first four were dedicated in VM-i and 19-2. ' 5. " Chimes. " to Col. Wm. Hamilton Harri.s, Class of 1861; Mrs. W. H. Harris, donor. " Cathcdru! Diapnmn, " to John Work .Judson, ( ' la.ss of 1836; Mr. W. P. Jud.son, donor. " Vnda Mari.i. " to Gen. George S. . " Vnderson, Class of 1871; donated by friends, " llartiwtiica Aclkcna. " to Caro- line Parker Kuhn; Mrs. R. C. Parker, donor. " French Horn. " to John Edgar Reyl)urn; Mrs. F. C. Harrington, donor. " Knglixh Horn. " to Cadet Wm. Sterne Hascall; Miss . . K. Il.israll and Mr. V. L. Stetson, donors. " Danhh Opm Didjiasou " and " Contra Homlmrd. " to Gen. Saranel Meyers Mills, Class of 186,5; Mrs. . niiie Mills Dustin, donor. " Vox Angelica. " to Sarah Kuliiiison Johnston; (u n. John . . Johnston, donor. " Mayic Flule, " to Col. James . . Irons, (lass of 1879; Mrs. J. . . Irons, donor. " Contra liasx. " " Horn FIntc. " " Clarion. " to Generals L. S. Lyon and J. F. Melndoe, Class of 1H!)1; Cla.ss of 1891, donors. " Baxxet Horn, " to the dead of the Class of 1897; Mr. T. R. Cowell, donor. " Orche.ilral Organ. " to Mary . ddison West Wilcox; Col. Cornelius deW. Wilcox, donor. " Horn Diapason, " Class of 1884, donors. " Harp Cclcsia, " " Celeste .■leolian. " Gen. .Jolni . . Johnston, donor. Mn. Maykh 1 At Colc.mbia [429 1 430 Acknowledgments WE would take this opportunity of expressing our lasting gratitude for the services rendered to this book by Messrs. Stockbridge and Gordon. To one not familiar with the immense number of details connected with the photography in a work of this nature, their contribu- tions may not appear extraordinary, but to us who have bothered them and annoyed them with our demands, it is something of a privilege to have been fortunate enough to have had their services. Acknowledgment is made to the New York Times for their courtesy in permitting us to use the view of the Choir at Columbia; and to Harris and Ewing for their portrait of the President. We are indebted to Mr. Innis Brown for his kind permission to re- print his writeup of the Navy foot- ball game. We should like to mention the great number of men in the Corps who have contributed to the make-up of this book but lack of space forbids. Es- pecial credit, however, is due the fol- Ml!. GOHOOX loWmg : Mr. StO( KBRIUGE To — " Pop " Silverthorne, ' 23; " Mike " Keane, ' 23; and " Deke " Stone, ' 23, for their literary contributions; To — Elliott, ' 24, for his pencil sketches of the Navy football team; To — Tracey, ' 24, and Powell, ' 25, and Bayer, ' 26, for their respective class histories; To — " Will " Carne, ' 25, who has so cheerfully yielded to the appetite of our editorial maw for more typed copy; and to Tudor, ' 23, Gardner, ' 25, and the host of others who have assisted with their Olivers, Underwoods, and Coronas; To — Cooper, ' 25, for his co-operation in cartooning for the Grind Section. The Editor wishes to express his personal appreciation for the very kindly interest taken in the progress of the book by its censor. Major Butcher. The Business Manager is especially thankful for the assistance rendered in a clerical way by Sergeant Kirtcher. Before we lay aside our pencil and snap the lights for the last time in this sanctum of ours, we would like to express to Frank Dom some of the appreciation that is ours for the manner in which he has handled the Art work ot this Howitzer — the color pages, which are his; a majority of the cartoons in the Humor section, which are his; and any number of articles throughout the book, which are his, show that his night-after-night use of midnight lights, ofttimes extending into the very early morning hours, has not been in vain. Never too busy to turn aside our repeated requests for more, and never the one to fail us once he had promised something, we have everything to thank him for in this 1923 Howitzer. Finally, we would like to mention the very enjoyable associations that have marked the progress of the book with our printers and our engraver. Their attentions to our problems in connection with this work has made it possible to do what we have with it. 1 [432] [ 433 Index to Advertisers Albany Ice Cream Co 84 Alexander, Andrew 468 Allien Co.. Henry V 484 American Laundry Machinery Co 458 Arden Farms Dairy Co 489 Army and Navy Journal 45 ' 2 Association of Army and Navy Stores, Inc 496 Bailey, Banks and Biddle Co 436-437 Bausch Lomb Optical Co 493 Behrer and Co., Inc 486 Bethlehem Steel Co 46-2 Bloom, Jos. A ■ 48 ' 2 Bosch Son, A 495 Breitung Co., E. X 45 ' 2 Brokaw Brothers 479 Brooks Bros 451 Brundage Sons, J. W 495 Caldwell Co., J. E 446-447 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 47 2 Cross Co., Mark 45 2 Dietzgen Co., Eugene 470 Dill Collins Co 477 DuPont De Nemours Co., Inc., E. 1 461 Eisner Co., Sigmund 481 Elliott Co., Chas. H 481 Evans Co., Geo. E 473 Finchley 464 First National Bank 485 F ' lcischmann Co 480 Franklin Printing Co 471 General Electric Company 466 Glassup Steamship Agency 479 Goldberg, Alexander 470 Hays, Co., The Daniel 450 Holt lanufacturing Co., Inc 495 Horstmann Co., Vm. H 459 Hotel Adelphia 493 Hotel Astor 444 Huyler ' s . 456 Jenkins Bros 490 Kcutt ' el and Esser Co 464 Krementz 473 Lee Co., Harry C 464 McCutcheon Co., Jas 449 McEnanv Scott 460 McNuhy, J. A 483 Metric Shirt Co 450 Moore, James 460 Moore, Oliver 458 National Market, The 487 Newark Trunk Co., Inc 486 Palatine Hotel 488 Peal kCo 474 Pettit Reed 475 Philadelphia Photo-Engraving Co.. Inc . 4(i9 Reed ' s Sons, Jacob 457 Reynolds, James 454-455 Ritz Carlton 493 Rogers Co.. Inc., Chas. P 494 Rogers Peet Co 475 Schoonmaker ' s 450 Shipman " s Sons. Asa L 494 Simon. Inc., Julius 458 Skillkrafters, Inc 49 ' 2 Spalding Bros., A. G 448 Sperry Gyroscope Co 470 Staples, James A 491 Starin Brothers Pellegrini 456. 463 Stetson Shops Inc 465 Stokes Company, Frederick A 490 Storm King Stage Corporation 480 Sudbury ( " o.. E. B 480 Taylor Co.. Inc., Alex 491 Tiffany Co 435 United States Rubber Co 445 Waldron Carroll 467 Wallach Bros 440-441 Waterman Co 49 ' 2 Weber Heilbroner 491 West Point Arms 468 West Point Hotel 456 Whalley-Ford, Ltd 4S1 White Studio 47S Whitman Son. Stephen F 476 Williams Co.. The J. B 449 Winchester 475 Witte Hardware Co.. Francis T 488 Worumbo Co 448 Wright Co.. E. A 453 Youmans 449 Young ' s Hats 493 [434 jt t ii t -JC C t -i (. (. -i t S C 5 C n K K H H J W Tiffany Co. Pearls Ji ' WEUiY Silverware Noted for Quality and Variety Mail Inquiriks Receive Prompt Attention Fifth Avenue 37 ' ' Street NewYork M f ir ir -I f p f p f t e r ir -if ip ?p -f ?f ? « I 4:i.-. I m JC Jt it K it J S= Jt— Jt — Jt J 6= = C U =5 (. L ( . -a w f 1218- 2 2 Chestnut Street PHILADELPHIA QUALITY PRESTIGE SERVICE cAlmost a Century Experience Official yewelers to the Class of 192 j for the l egulation and SMiniature " Jiings Makers of THE MEDAL OF HONOR for the United States Army and Navy, and the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL and the NAVY CROSS ; Official Jewelers for practically all of the Military, Naval and Patriotic Societies of America ; having been awarded the contract for Class Rings for twenty-five of the thirty Classes Graduating from West Point and Annapolis during the past fifteen years; makers of the Sealed Samples of Insignia in the Quartermaster ' s Department. THE GIFT SUGGESTION BOOK, 1923 dialled upon request ILLUSTRATING AND PRICING JEWELS, WATCHES, CLOCKS, SILVER, CHINA, GLASS AND NOVELTIES Appropriate for Wedding, Birthday and Graduation Gifts [436] f 1218- 22 Chestnut Street PHILADELPHIA Graduates OF the United States Military Academy have learned that the service rendered by this Establish- ment does not end with Graduation — rather it begins. The statement on the opposite page gives some idea of how the Officers of both Army and Navy recog- nize the unusual resources and ability of this Company. Besides, there is a personal side to consider; no matter in what part of the world Officers may be quartered, a perfeded service has been inaugurated by this House, which functions for their convenience. This is evi- denced by the Insignia Catalog, the Gift Suggestion Book, and Special Photographs which accurately picture and describe any article that may be wanted, most of which are exclusively designed and all are of the best quality. 437 HO wr r ER VOCABULARY " (Dino .vc diren eii Ingle.s ' t ' " A. B n. Area Bird; one who walk.s the area as ])iini.shineiit. n. Members of last section in a subject; woodenest men in the class. A. M. Inspection; daily hunt for ((uill by the tacs. A. M. I n. Ahea ri. Courtyard of barracks; stanijiing grounds ot tlie liirds; center oi all Corjjs activities. One wlio.se parents are Army jjeople. Busted Aristocrat; degree awarded makes for ])unishment in i)rominent 15. A . .11. oti ' en.ses. H-AtHE n. r. Attempted explanation of a report. To attempt to explain a report; to offer an excuse. |{att HoAun . Battalion Commander ' s Board, which attends to the graver offenses; reincarnation of the Spanish Inquisition, used to remind kaydets that the war is not vet over. Hkast n. New kavdet; lowliest thing on God ' s green earth. n. Kaydet ' s first summer at West Point, spent in barracks under the supervision of tacs and selected upper classmen. H-KOUD n. Breakfast food; anv cereal served in the messhall. H.J .... adj. Before June; fresh; blase; sophisticated. Bird . Kavdet who inhaliits the area wastes. See A. B. Black Book It. Regulations I ' SMA; West Point edition of the " Book of Eti iuette. " iiLASE adj. Fresh; B. J.; addicted to being smart in the presence of one ' s seniors. HoARD-FICHT n. Recitation with whole section at the boards. Turbulent character; one who persistently disregards the regs. To work hard: Bone r. Check-book To save the shekels. Chevrons To a.spire to be a make. Dis To emulate the angels in behavior. Files To study hard; to burn the raincoat-sheathed light after taps. Muck To strive for physical perfection. Red Comforter. . .To sleep excessively. A Reverse To liecome unpopular. B()f)DLE 71. Eatables. I5()()i)LE Fight n. Gathering of the clans whenever boodle arrives in barracks. Hoodler ' s 71. Restaurant; place where we cash our " ice-checks. " lioOTLICK n. V. Favor; " stand-in. " To curry favor; to exchange one ' s soul for a few files on a rating sheet BooTLicK Alley n. Street in Summer Camp in front of kaydet officer ' s tents. Brace «. Exaggerated military posture assumed by plebes. V. To assume said posture at the command of an ujjper classman. Bhf. K In or Out . . . .V. To enter or leave the hospital. Barracks Satire; unnecessarv chatter. B. S n. V. Hablar demasiado; to have an extremelv flucn ' line. Bk K Enlisted man; kaydet without chevrons. To ()i)i)o.se; to resist; to become Bolsheviki. r. IJr.iLE r. To stand at the blackboard all period to prevent being called u]nm to recite. Bifi.s n. Crutons; stale bread found in Sundav ' s soup. BiST 71. r. Error; social faux-pas; loss of chevrons. To reduce a kavdet officer to the ranks. Bl-TT. 71. Remainder; as " butt of a skag. " ClT , ?( . Civilian; kavdet ' s idea of a lucky pcrsoiL ClTS 71. Civilian clothes; svmbols of freedom. Co 71. Coini)any; Whitman ' s " Sampler of the Cor|)s " i)ackage. Coast 71. Coast . rtillerv: married men ' s liranch ot the .Vrmy. Col ' KEE CoKI ' 71. Plebe at messhall table who pours cotfee and cocoa for the others. Cold adj. Com])lete; absolute; as " cold ab.sence. " adr. Com])letelv; thoroughly; as " to fess cold. " Co.M n Connujiudant of Cadets; Allah ' s ])rophet. Com ' s Back Yard n. Area of South Barracks; home of the A. B. ' s. Con n Confinement to one ' s room for stated period of time; " ImiJedimenta Teedeah. " CoiU ' .71 .11 earling who wears chevrons; first rung in the Bootlick Ladder. Call to Quarters; period when kaydets may be at certain plates only. CQ [438 Days . . n. Time to any iiii])ortaiit event, as Xavy Game, .sounded off hy the gunner at l)reakfast. D ... (. Deficient; helow i)assing mark — ' ■2.() in a suV)jeet. One who seeks to escape hihor whenever possible; occasion of resting from work. r. To escajje exertion hv fair or loul means. Dkmo II. Demerit; unit measure of jjunishmenl inxciited l y Moses, still used at " the Point. " DiSSY . . adj. Meticulous; careful to excess of one ' s demerits. Div .11. Di isi()n; section of harracks. Dominate . . . . r. ' I ' o control; to keep in hand. Infantry; cream of tiie .Vrmy. Dining Permit; iiermission to eat elsi-where than at the " Palais de DP .11. Fisheve. " Drac, II . isilor; she who is your guest over liie weekend; act of escorting a guest . r. To escort a lad -; to have a visitor; to distinctively mark a new make. birthday child, or he who ])ulls a bum grind with sammy. snow, shoe polish, water, or glne. in recognition of the occasion. Drive r. II. To conmiand; to conduct; as " to drive the Co. to supper. " Doul)le Time; gait iietween a walk and a galloj). D. T r. To move at an increased gait. DlCROT DlMlirAKDf Fictitious name ai)| lied to jiersou or thing wiiose correct designation one has forgotten. Dr.M.ioiiN ElK.I ' IIANT Scjl ' Al) . . (. Those not ])ro{icient in dancing; absolutes in Mr. Vizay ' s course in ballroom etitpiette. Encimcer ... (. Mrilliant student; one who stands near the top ol his class, whose brain is his most |)rized pos.session. F. D . . ». Full Dress; a full dress coat. Femme ( . Girl; excuse for the trade in pins and miniatures. Fess • .11. V. Absolute failure; cold zero. To fail utterlv; to flounder in the depths. Field )i. Field Artillery; working branch of the .Vrmy. File n. One persoiL in the military .sense. Find r. To discharge for deficiency in studies or discipline. Fish-eye ... (. Ta|)i()ca Pudding. Flanker (. Tall person; elongated si)ecimen of liic genus kaydet. Flirt TioN ' Flirtation Walk; our Lover ' s Lane. Warning signal u.sed whenever tacs, O. G.s, or other objects likeK ' to Fore! . . .e.vcl. sting one like a golf ball, are dangerously near. FoKM AiluN ( , Military as.semblage; unmilitary ditto between ])lcbc and upper class- man. FoiXDATION ,. , n. Dav in January when list of those to be discharged is published. Foi ' XDLINC; . II. One who is discharged for deficiency. Goat-of-arms of the Corps; worn on the cap and f. d. hat. Fried Vaa; II. FlRLOlXill. II. Sununer leave of full moons, canoes, femmes, and lo e affairs whicii comes at end of second year; oasis in the desert of our existence. (iu; ( . DeliiKiuency report; ((uill; skin. To report for a delin(|uency; to write up. (ioVT One who stands very low in a subject; wooden man; reason wiiy some professors go crazv. (iREV Hook . . , . (. Orders I ' SCC; sequel to the Black Book, author unknown, unwept, unhonored, and unsung. Grind ( . Joke; long, ])ainfnl jjrocess. CiROSS . . .udj. Clumsy; stupid, uncouth; fantastic; wooden. (JHOWLEY II. r. Tomato Catsup. To color vividly; to become confused. GlM . . . n. To mess uj); to confuse; to tie up. CilNNKR II. Plebe at table who keeps wants snp|)licd and gives any general intor- mation required by upper classmen. Mell-Cats . ,. , II. Musician ord( rlies; thev who salute llic dawn and wake the Cor|)s. IIei.l-Dodgers , , - ( . Fre(|uenters or officials of the VMC.V. HeI,L-() -TIIE-Hi DSON . (. West Point, NY, rS.V; only place of its kind. 11. I. ( ' RD II . Hours of Instruction card of each kaydet. on wliicji lie cliccks liis loca- tion when absent from room during C. ii- Hive ' . To understand; to com])rehen(l. IllVEY . . .((( . Brilliant; bursting with information. (( ' iillllllllfd nil pdi l ' 44 ) ! 4:i:) I H ik- a w i Hart, Schaffner Marx Clothes Wallach Bros. Broadway below Chambers Broadway corner 29th 3rd Avenue corner 122nd 246-248 West 125th New York 4-40 Hart, Schaffner L Marx Clothes Wallach Bros. Broadway below Chambers Broadway corner 29th 3rd Avenue corner 122nd 246-248 West 125th New York " " T ■ ' - r I P- i w 441 HOWITZER WOCABVLARY -Continued from pane 4- .9 Hop HlNDREDTH XlGHT. I-Co Immortals IciXORANCE AXD GuMMERY. Junk Saturday Kaydet Keen File Laundry Spike. Limits . Line. . L. P Lvil-Dragger . L ke adj. Max n. Middy (. Millimeter n. Millionaire n. ■Missouri National. MuuK N. C. O. C. Q (). A. O O. C . O. D. (). G OlD .s-i .r. P. C . . P. c. s. p. D P. I Pipe Plebe Plebe Bible. P. M. E. P. M. E. Lunch. PODUNK Police r. Policing Poop PooP-DECK. ( ' . Poop-sheet. P-RADE Pred n. Previi Prince n. I. Kaydet dance. To dance; to rendezvous at Culluni over the weekend. Last biff milestone before June; annual show given on lOOth day before June. Kaydet grey gymnasium jersey; Corp ' s non-reg cold weather shirt. Lowest ranking men in a subject; goats; absolutes. Ordnance and Gunnery. First Saturdav in each month, when field e((ui])ment is displaved at S. L ■ ( " adet; one of us; member of the XPP ' s (Nation ' s Pampered Pets). Good scout; likable fellow; prince. Long nail-like pin found in embarassing places in one ' s laundry; femnie who works in kaydet laundry. Boundaries of our rock-bound highland home. Fluent iLse of the mother tongue. Unattractive person. Awkward; distasteful; not-so-good. Plebe who delivers the company mail. One who wears chevrons; pet of the T. D. To award chevrons; to appoint a kaydet officer or non-com. Perfect things; a 3.0, the highest mark attainable in academics. Midshipman USNA; he who lo.ses his all when Navy plays us. Rimt ; shortest specimen of the human race. First class buck; highest ranking man in the Corjjs: one whose privilege it is to attend formations sans cuffs. Tune which when whistled is suppo.sed to bring rain. Muscle; strength; physical ability. Non-commissioned-officer-in-charge-of-qiiarters; kaydet on duty as same. SHE; rai.son pourquoi for most anything, foolhardy or otherwi.se; kay- det ' s most treasured jjossession. Officer in Charge; member of T. D. who controls destinies of the Corps for a day at a time. Officer of the Day; ranking kaydet on guard. Officer of the Guard; kaydet assistant to the O. D. State of being, as a " hopoid " — persistent snake. Professor; reason why some kaydets go crazy; an All-Academic. Plebe Chaser; upper classman detailed to inspect plebes at meal for- mations. Previous Condition of Servitude; what a kaydet was in his former ex- istence. Penn.sylvania Dutchman; one from the Keystone State. Police Inspection; NCOCQ ' s before breakfast inspection of rooms. Cinch; snaj); ea.sy mark. To anticipate with joy; look for eagerly. First year man; fourth classman; the goat at all times. YMC. . Handbook, known as " Bugle Notes " ; source of much infor- mation plebes have to know. Practical Military Engineering; de])artment devoted to tying things up and then having kaydets do the untying. Boxed starvation ration issued on all trips where meals are concerned, as Navy Games. Home town; paper received therefrom. To discard; to throw off or away; shift from one academic .section to another. Fall from a horse; transfer in academics; any uncomfortable separation from })leasant environments. Dope; that to be memorized; printed information. To memorize; to spec blind. Balcony of O. C. ' s office in Cadet Head(|uarters Buildiiig. Page of do])e to be memorized. Parade; formation on the plain including band, s]3ectators. and some- times rain. Predecessor; previous appointee from the same district. I ' nnecessarily early arrival at any event. Keen file; good fellow; reri keen file; certain well-known member of the T. D. who never fails to leave his trail well marked. [U2 Pro P. S Pri.i, Lkatiier. ( riLL. Hank RlCCOONITIOX Recoc Regs. Req. Reverse. . . Rrx-iT-oN. . RlN ' -lT-OlT. RlNT S. 1 Short Sk Ad Skin Skin-i.ist Slimy . Slip-stick. Slig Sum Sn.vke (tdj. a,lj. SolHEK. , . SolND-OFI T T VRBl ' fKET T. D ri. Thntii . ' 1 ' enth Avexle Tenth-sheet Then ( . It. TiE-ri ' ' l " iN School r. II. TolR ' I ' lRKEY. . ' I ' lRXBACK. i:nv Keen File. AI.Ul W ATER CoRI Wooden Writ Write i i- F.ARLIN(; . Proficient: ahoxc pjissiiig mark ' 2.0 — in a siihicct. To e.scort a xi.sitor; to |)ay calls; to draii a icnunc. To roinain tojj.sidc up on a tricky niouul at riilin ; hy IVxciMslily clutch- ing; the .saddle (de tro])). Report for delin()uency; gig; skin. To write up; to gig; to report for a dcliii(|ueiicy. Military standing; degree of privilege. To deserve; to merit. End of |)lel)e year; day when ])lel)e.s heeome n])])er classmen thru ' the medium of the extended hand and Ciraduation P-rade. To treat as an e(|iial; lo i)lace a i)lel)e on e(|ual social status with ouesell ' . Regulations. Re(iuisitiou; that portion of the Sloi ' c ' s stock hought moiilhly li ' each kaydel. ' I ' o hny on |)ermit at the Cadet Store. State of lieing un|)opnlar. To impose uik)Ii; to devil; to gel away willi something. To leave limits sans aulliorily. Kaydet short in stature; hence a huiidlc of compressed damplioolcr.v. lesshall syruj). Saturday Inspection; weekly sur ' ev of the troops and Iheii ' ix ' long- ings lly the T. 1). Mean; slimv; uixcn to ahusive use of authorilv. (Mgarette. Report for delin((uency ; gig; (|uill. To write u]); to gig. C )nipauy deliiKpiency sheet, posted daily. Slovenly; disagreeable; mean. Slide-rule. Sjiecial i)unislinient awarded hy Sujje for jirominent offense.s. To hiist a make; to give punishment in s|)eeial orders. Messhall stew. Kaydet who lives in C ' ullum every hop night; fenunc-chascr. To he scxially active. Unappreciated assignment; disagreeable work. To inconvenience; to disturb; to give a mean job. Strong, lu.sty voice. To call out loudly; to use one ' s xocal cords well. Tactical Officer; member of the ' I ' . 1).; regular officer on duty over kavdets. Full Dress Hat. Tactical Department; Com and his minions, who try to keep the Corps in order. I ' nit in West Point system of marking, garnered only li - the bitterest struggles in the section rooms. Street lietweeu the Acatlemie Huildiugs; " La .Vvenida de Los Dccimos. " Weekly grade sheets that are jjosted on bulletin boards. Graduation, Navy (lame, or any other event of tem])orary supreme importance; mirage in the desert of pipe dreams. Ranking ministering i)rinces of the T. D. who reigned jointly in !! ' , ' 1- I ' -i A. D. Tangled situation; mess; predicament. To make a mess of things; to gum ii]); to fumiile; to wreck. Any military .school, in name or otherwise, except West Point. Form of punishment meted out to all but makes; one hour on the area. Messhall hash. ( )iie who is turned l ack to join the next class; recogni .c(l |)lebe. One of the Association; flanker erscd in the way.s of the man-about- town, whose self-a|)pointed mission in life is to shed his effulgence on visiting femininity; leader of the younger set. Kaydet who cannot swim. I ' lebe at lal)le who pours waler and milk for IJie others. Dense; dull; slu|)id: gross. Written recitation; prize |)ackagc issued e -cr - now ami Iheu by almo.st any academic (ie|)arlmenl. I{e|)orl for delini|Uencv ; cause to decorate the skin-lisl. Third cla Nm:in. h pes turloULih; second ' ear man. [44:; .(Ml SQUARE ,W YORK ' ' W ' ia HERE you are in the very center of the City ' s brilliant, pulsating life and breathe its ' ' l ' ' sparkling atmosphere. Here is New York ' s world of pleasure at your very door. 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ST New Haven. Conn. At the Parle Avenue Hotel, New York City, every Thursday ' ■ ' Diipldycn al the United States Military Academy ld?uuiry Clothing Exhibits by imitation X C 3 - 1 " - f T If IP I P- CC.STOAf F . 7SH ir THOrT THE A SNO YA NCE OF A TRY- O . HEAD Y- TO-PUT-OS FABRIC THE COXSERl ' A ri E ELEMEXT IS TH E EOREMOST ITEM E CEOTHES DEMiLOPED EOR COEEEGE MEX. WHIEE PEREECT CO X SIDE R- ATIOX HAS BEEX GIl ' EX TO THE MODEUXC;, VAEEE 7.9 OE E RST LMPORTAXCE, BOTH AS REGARDS ATTRACT VEX ESS AXD SERVICE. FORTY DOLLARS AXD MORE 5Wejt 46th. Street NEW YORK CUTinLEE Rackets I like the Panama Canal Ijas becomi famous all over t)e world. Win Your Court Battles More Easily With the Famous Slotted Throat Tennis Rackets The " ' Dreadnought ' Driver " Is particularly speedy, strong and durable In Golf Also Lee Equipment is Supreme Skiis, Skates and other Sporting Goods Ask the Cadet Store or nearest Lee dealer Send for booklet ' " " ' ir HARRY C. LEE CO ' T ' HOUSANDS of satisfied users can testify to the excellence of ENGINEERING K E INSTRUMENTS To assure strict adherence to our high standard of quality and precision, all parts entering into the manufacture of our instruments are produced at our own plant after exhaustive scientific research. Hence we can guarantee them to give absolute satisfaction. Send for 1923 Solar Ephemeris DravinSMclmils ■ liilhaiuiJnjjSuriolIi4lBtallIicnb- liiismieT 464 H J £ i J« Officers oots -Lot- reSS and Service cMilitarj and Civilian Shoes and c Iccessories Write for- Style Folder- Stetson Shops, inc. ' Diitributors of fne Stetson Shoe Company ' s (Produds cNEW YORK CITY qiETAIL SHOPS 5 E. 42nd St. at Fifth cAve. 143 qSroadway at Liberty St. T3roadway at 45th Street, Hotel cv4 or Stetson Shoes The initials of a friend You will find these letters on many tools by which electricity works. 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Y. r - I K ESTABLISHED IN 1857 ANDREW ALEXANDER ...Sh oes. . . 548 FIFTH AVENUE 304 to 308 SIXTH AVENUE Above 45 th Street Corner 19th Street NEW YORK CITY For more than thirty years, we have supplied boots and shoes to officers of the Army and their families. We have sent them safely to every Army post and station in the world. We keep a record of the size and style worn by every customer and can duplicate anything anytime. Accounts opened with officers on application. When visiting West Point stay at The West Point x rms Just off the Post Cadets and their friends always welcome Highland Falls, New York The Reveille Gun Whose echoes, reverberating from the sides of Cro ' Nest ' midst winter ' s chill and summer ' s torrid heat mark the close of each day, and whose dull boom carried across the wind-swept Plain awakens the drowsy mind to each day ' s toil. [468 W e -i t -i t c j c n i(. H jL j(. n n ji. k h a- a a THI DCJTHIJI PMOTTO-ET G COMPANY. 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Military Academy at West Point and other leading Military Schools of the country M r - r f -If It -I P -I P- - P- I P— - I f IP P f f — f f -4 M [ 472 ] 1. -it 1 it t t jt 3 6 BRISTLE GOODS AMERICAN ENGLISH FRENCH Shipments from Abroad Constantly Arriving Hair Brushes Military Brushes Cloth Brushes Shaving Brushes Nail Brushes Tooth Brushes Our Trade Marks on Guaranteed Goods, Namely, THE VERY A ' i. LA REINE [ INVIGORA [ SEMPER BENE ' vTe ' " " THE GEO. E. EVANS CO. ' DIRECT IMPORTERS 3 and 5 West 1 8th St. New York ESTABLISHED 1S97 mmam ' ' K ' ,:j: ' ' m mm. irw-- -=- - :: From these gray walls, a thousand heroes sprung Have trod the field of Mars. These battlements That frown upon the plain, to ancient wars Have sacrificed the bravest of their sons. They too were men. T ey were the mortal sons 0( fathers and of mothers whom they loved. They too had gazed on danang, sparkling eyes And kissed the lips they loved. Their spirit moved To the harmonies that stir our souls today. They loved the shining waters, and the skies. The plains and rugged hills that were their home. Now have they drunk the icy wine of death ! Bravely they gave the hfe for which they yearned. And now their shades, on twilight pinions hung. Speed through the silent void of space their flight Wrapped in the sable shroud of endless night. While we are free ! O, Thou, whose outstretched arm Gives us our life, to Thee we make a prayer. When our time comes, when ringing call to arms Sends us headlong to that v.igue frontier. Give us the strength to pay the debt we owe. To rise in triumph above the tide of fear. When lightnings crash, and martial thunders roll. When the great deep shnnks from the blinding fires of Hell- Then give us nerve to face the blazing steel. To bear the battle like the men that were. May we fall like them, knowing we have done Our duty to our country and our home. 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Added to these, the characteristic high quality of Winchester Sporting Goods and accessories assures to Sportsmen and Sportswomen a com- plete and satisfactory outfittmg service for every branch of sport. -WrNC fESTER ' Guaranteed to be of Winchester Quality ' First-class Quality- 1(pgeri Peet Clothes. First-class Tailoring — lipger! Peet Clothes. First-class Investments — %ogers Peet Clothes. Prices Moderate Rogers Peet Company Broaawav Herald Sq. at ,1th St. " Four at35lhSt. NEW YORK CITY Telephones 7414 Walker 74 1 5 L7416J Established 1856 PETTIT 6? REED WHOLESALE DEALERS BUTTER EGGS AND CHEESE Nos. 38 AND 40 NORTH MOORE STREET NEW YORK 5 1. J I . J 1. J 1. J L m In the charmed circle of Army associations Chocolates IN THE WEST POINT PACKAGE find a secure and prominent place. An appealing assortment of satisfying chocolates in a variety selected to meet critical tastes. A package that merits the U. S. M. A. seal and colors. STEPHEN F. WHITMAN SON, INCORPORATED PHILADELPHIA, U. S. 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RED BANK, NEW JERSEY air of refinement sought by the college man. WHALLEY-FORD, Ltd. New York Showrooms 126 Fifth Avenue 7 EAST 44th STREET New York, N. Y. w f i- Tf •■? P P F IP r f r i r y i- i c e tf y 1 -i- 1 ] It- Jf j P= J |F= j X I ' ' Outfitters to the Military ' Profession ' Uniforms of Every Description Riding Breeches of Merit Phone, Highland Falls io6-F-4 We have been outfitters to the profession for over thirty-five years, making army uniforms and civilian clothes of quality that always evoked admiration. Many of our customers who were graduates at the West Point Military Academy as Second Lieu- tenants, are still our patrons as General Officers. Give me a trial and convince yourself. JOSEPH A. BLOOM MILITARY AND CIVILIAN OUTFITTERS 38 MAIN STREET HIGHLAND FALLS, NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA WASHINGTON ■ a i r If • !• r if t 1 1=- - f f • ' !• t f- [ S2 ] - 1- I M M l. 1. ji j g j fc it j P = 1 . c JL Ji. j g j £ i S j M ] Wife. 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Cream of Creams ' SOLD EVERTIVHERE (i [ -isi ] BANK ACCOUNTS CHECKING— SAVINGS With the desire, at all times, to serve the best interests of graduates of the United States Mili- tary Academy, it has ever been the policy of the FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HIGHLAND FALLS to give first consideration to those elements in bank service with which the interests of deposit ors are most deeply interested. The result is that a large and growing number of satisfied depositors among Army Officers has been built up for us, and a strong, serviceable banking connection has been formed for them. As a member of the Federal Reserve System, it places the many advantages and vast resources of this great modern National Banking System directly behind each individual patron. NEW ACCOUNTS INVITED First National Bank of Highland Falls, New York U. S. Government Depositary I 4 l i DEPENDABLE LUGGAGE Attractiv Serviceable Rugged Officers of the U. S. 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