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i y,r feafeogcs a ;B6!o o gi g tc .g :;£ - o I gc i» gc i g g agii I Hk . .,t,vV-t .»W lt " ' ' ' " ' " ' ' t " ' " ' " - ' ' ' ' " " ' ' " ' ' " ' " ' ' ' ' " " ' ' ' ' , ,,l,, ,,l, ,,l,.tJ,t,,l- ' ' ' lr.t, V.Ir rit, b ' Sl klk2 L HOWITZER or 19 2 4 ' Published by THE CLAS S OF 19 4 UNITED STATE S M I L I T A RY ACADEMY West ' Point - TJf St ' ■ ? ' If t, V , ) ■!r rJ, t V«, l . t.v -l■- «t. V V t t r t ' i [ r i ifyt ' ' S ' tr•t (■: ]i ' ' • ' ' .i iV " • w; mm C ifU c) 7 M Copyright, 1924, By HOWITZER BOARD, 1924 S. M. Strohecker, Jr., Editor -f -v ff ' ?. ' i ' f- -qi ff irir ' ' t • ' iryf ■ f- tr Sri i r■ if if ' • i Contents Frontispiece — Painted by Hurd Page 6 Dedication Page 1 1 Foreword " 13 View Section — Sketches by Louis Ruyl " 15 The Administrations — Painted by Frank Godwin Insert Administration Dept " 29 The Corps Organization — Painted by Frank Godwin Insert Organization " 49 The Classes — Painted by Frank Godwin Insert 1st Class — Biographies " 82 1st Class— History " 293 2nd Class— History " 306 3rd Class— History " 314 4th Class— History " 323 Athletics — Painted by Frank Godwin Insert Athletics ( Major Sports) " 328 Athletics— (Minor Sports) " 369 Social Activities — Drawn by Parmly Insert June Week " 399 Hundredth Night " 413 Activities " 425 Humor — Drawn by S. Huguet Insert Humor Section " 445 Advertisements " 459 ;v i J f J J Ji J y J J J J i. JfL Ji. j; Nine - ' -» -»t ' l ' ' t ' lf ' i f ' t ' l ' i ' V ' ' trvi ' " ' ' lj l ' ' If l ! ! ' ' ' il ' ' 4 l i ' i ■■1 ' f lf ytr if j» ' ■ ' Jr ' i ' J ' xV ! Jy ' V lf ' 1 ' 1 2 DEDICATED TO THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY :: FORCES : : ROTHERS! From all walks of life yovi came into the melting pot where was welded the chain of comrades. As comrades you fought that the honor of America mig ht remain unscathed and untarnished. On the pages of the book of Destiny you carved a story of devotion to Duty, to Honor, and to Country that shall not be withered by the aging hand of Time. To you, whose record is not told in mere words, but whose worth is measured by deeds of valor, we, the Class of 1924, dedicate this book. ' f. fr ■irir ' jf xj itr ' t trif irtniftrtf itr ! ' 1 " I ' ■X ' ■ " ' ' " ij f iJ r ' i •i ' iMf ir dr i ir ir i t lfr ir mmm j:L?« «iJ 5 2, lsKt ' 4 - 44: t xW lrdol V t A) t t M■ tr fr ( t t t t t ' " t ' • ' ' ' ' ' .yj j j j tlj H. FOREWORD ' KKfy?!- The traditions and spirit of West Point endure the test of time and prog- ress. In their true sense they remain unchanging. To those who know and love West Point, its traditions and spirit are dear. In the following pages we have re- corded to the best of our ability the events of 1923-1924. We present this Howitzer as a link in a long chain of Howitzers in which is written, from year to year, the life of the Corps. In the life of the Corps the traditions and spirit of West Point are truly perpetuated. i m m jr7r3;c- r r c?r r Thirteen Si.vleen ifeh y-rV l S - tf iy t ! l ffAlf f iA - t tA • ' lr l I i I tr■ l xtr l t tr II FIFTY MILES from B R O A D WAY 1 r 4V -■- ' .-. L ■ y " ' ' ■■ ' ■■ . ■ - -■: , ■ ■ " " t Z- - ; „ a___ .-... - J Illustrated by Louis Ruyl ' r7 4. J.jJ. j. jj.;ji,: ,;v ;ji 5 ;;v , .Sf i ' « f « x ' i - ir f ' yiif ■t, j, r W ! tAV ! b l »1. l t l t V t» tf 8. ' tot r ' V- t » - » ' !A l [TJf TTp-j rTpT rJfrijrs -Tf-T v4 v; j»v.4 -(v j. w, .vit;,i.4.4U, f ' - ' 4 ,-it ii-tffyij- - r fi- - ' ' ' ' f lr !r l) l lr tf lf lf tf t,xl, i lr tr ! ' tr tn! i ' w ' ' mm - In Retrospect ■ " iJiji K- HE sketches contained in the pages that follow are the handi- work of Louis Ruyl, America ' s foremost pen artist. They require no description as his depiction is most complete. It has been deemed adv isable, however, to add these few para- graphs in order that dimming eyes may be assisted in bringing into the sharp relief of memory, the form and substance of the objects pictured and the sentiments associated therewith. Conceive if you will a year far removed from the present. After one of oft ' - repeated changes of station we dig from the bottom of a badly battered Q. M. book box this thumb marked Howitzer. Impelled by a host of reminiscences we haphazardly scan the pages. Pausing here at the view section for a moment ' s contemplation the days of our youth flood back upon us. Again in fancy we alight from an oppressive West Shore smoker and mount the hill of sad and happy recollection, the road up which we climbed with bitter regret for having to return from the bliss of Christmas leave happily spent, or up which we once tugged a victorious football team with mad abandon. We stop for a breath at the Riding Hall. Rising in a seemingly unbroken mass from the rocky river ledge of which it appears to form a part, it greets the eye as one ascends the steep drive leading to the level of the Plain. A gigantic structure it is, providing a magnificent buttress to the eastern flank of our Highland home. Scene of the skilled horse- manship of polo experts, its gallery-encircled interior has also witnessed the initial efiforts of young America to achieve suppleness and poise aboard mounts once accustomed to artillery draft. Turning to the left we view another elaborate pile. Frowning down upon the queenly Hudson from the precipitous slope above rears the Administration Building, a massive block of granite quarried from the nearby hills. Its very presence, cold and austere, suggests the nature of its purpose as the seat of the Mighty and attending spirits. Entrance therein, through the mediaeval arch- way was fit cause for the staunchest heart to quail. The threatening eagle, perched on its southern wall, heightens the forbidding aspect of its exterior. A short walk up Tenth Avenue and a glance to the west, from the neighbor- hood of the cross roads, discloses the weathered turrets of Old South Barracks. ' .■to tr tr ot l t,,V■h W W V tnt tfvV l» !■■ lVv ■ »■a t tl tl■ V ' t trJ ' !»«-.6l|- cA U . Cadet Cf ' fip ' l For a moment we stand and drink it in, unable to drain of its full significance. A myriad too many fantasies flash across the field of recollection to permit of reasonable comprehension. Our Spartan quarters and their inmates are revealed as vividly as if preserved in a tintype. The area of unhappy fame, South Guard House and its Star Chamber, Charley and his shearing assistants, the Armory, the loft of North Wing with the names of the men of ' 80 and before inscribed upon its dusty beams, all return as if some master had stepped into the recesses of our mind and drawn thereon the sights that we knew so well. Emerging from the North Sally Port of South Barracks we are struck by the brilliancy of the French Statue as a noonday sun haloes the soldat of the sister Republic. The white marble pedestal, bearing on opposite faces the relief of Jofifre and Foch and surmounted by the gilded figure of a Napoleonic poilu, presents a charming contrast. It is the replica of a statue to be found on the campus of the French Ecole Polytechnique. Presented just prior to our arrival, it was a wel- come addition to the galaxy of bronzes which adorn our own grounds. Its most memorable association is that of trysting place for gallant cadet and pretty maid immediately upon the conclusion of Sunday chapel service. Tiventy r r TT ri n r r wji- r ;;r jr;jr:5r7fr 7jjr c r5r5r:5r:7r3p- rT; H iOT 3 s e: ' €W!i iH V ■ l vf ' ' J vJ ' v ' l ' t ' ?t ' ! if !fvt V ; l " i tjf ' J ' vt ' I - V ir« - T p» - , f r sci ; RidiiKj ' {cademy After a casual inspection of the inscription on the base of the monument we move slowly along Diagonal Walk until the Sally Port of North Barracks be- comes visible through the trees. Due to its comparative newness this apartment house extraordinary is of course, not as rich in tradition as its older sister, but its mute divisions could tell nevertheless " a tale of moments sad and glad, of gaiety and mirth, of dour days and dull, ' ' if given voice. Situated in either half of this million dollar dormitory, finished in neither rosewood nor mahogany, were the meeting rooms of the two upper classes, Mahan and Church Halls, the latter a popular retreat in the days of King Arthur, when Friday evening privileges were in order. In this fictional tour, the crusty colonel of to-morrow (ambition is limitless as June approaches) halts within sight of the Gym, scene of his most strenuous undergraduate endeavors whether he willed so or otherwise. This structure sug- gestive of strength in all its lineaments saw him through his awkward efiforts to master the intricacies of Koehler ' s evolutions and later was a silent witness to his crowning moment of grace — waltzing to the closing strains of " Army Blue. " During the winter months it was the center of extra-curricular activity; particu- larly was it a favorite gathering place on Saturday. The afternoon ' s athletic [»j j yfijjw j|4. Vj;v JT riir Tr r r r E r ►--■V- ' l ' - ? lr ' ' V V ' t " l tr ' ' l ' ,. V t tA ■ l ! » t t 1 l l t ' vV t ' ' tf ' t tr ' j ly M) Vdy■j tf trl i CUvw f-e )fc? Z? Ttt | «UMA- « J orth " Barracks Tiventy-t vo mf mmmm m L tf.-if4f ' ir S fb ■tr l jr f ■ t t ' ' ' tf l l Al tr t; lr lf t l ' i ' lr ' ! v ¥ Cull II ni Hall carnival and the evening ' s movie show provided ahnost his entire entertainment and relaxation from the galling grind of seemingly endless hours of spec. How lustily, we reflect, did the rival yells of ' 24 and ' 25, ' 26 and ' 27 boom out across the main floor on the night of indoor meet, the biggest expression of interclass spirit of the season. As we near the stiff up grade which inevitably evoked a stout blasphemy on icy Sabbath mornings, the most striking scenic efifect which the Post alifords, greets the eye. Looming large and majestic, the Chapel edifice, a fine example of pure Gothic, thrusts its towers into the blue. From the vantage point of its north portal can be enjoyed as fair a vista of hill locked countryside as the far- famed Hudson Valley has to ofTer. Within, the sense of the beautiful is further enhanced. Contrary to the snatches of precious slumber we often stole while seated with our fellows during service, the atmosphere of this sanctum never failed to awaken a spirit of reverence. Our four years in toils knew no higher inspiration than when to the reverberation of a mighty organ, the choir rendered the closing stanza of the " Corps. " Though no vestige of ritualistic detail nor quotable passage of the Holy lessons delivered from its altar remains, there does . Tiveniy-three j j jp.j j; jl it y; ' 4 j; j; y ' - r toiir ' i ' tff ' tr i tr t tr1}r jy t ■ VN NASiUN ie U!L.DlMG The Qym " " -mmm ' s s mm mmz . . Tiventy- jour ► A lr lr tf . V ' ' i x ' r Wr.t MV ! t ' l l ' ' ' t ' ' t JV !f ! ' « t tr } ! t lnl l- i i W k ' ' ' ' ' ' 4vvfv y, I V J(V . J . V l k v J j " ■d ' - ! ' ' Ir t ' ■ t ' i yb i ir ■•ir if $ iJ i l iJ f lJ ' i f■ it ' iJ• • ' i • • i ii (hn cl ...mh . yjT«--j-«.t-u .j French J Ioiiui7ient i s k mM ' LOT m : :m mmmmmmD ' : Tiuenty-six : ort i of the IVater ' Battery larger portion of the canvas while to the east heavily wooded Constitution Island extends into the landscape. Flowing serenely between, the silent waters of a great stream continue to the sea. Frequently did its cool surface provide respite from the withering heat of summer camp as we idly paddled our way to Bannerman ' s Castle, objective of innumerable canoe cruises. And now the journey ends. In our reverie as we mount the steps leading from Flirtation we are impressed with the performance of it all, such slight material change has taken place. Just then another landmark reveals itself to interrupt our thought Cullum Hall confronts us. Temple of Hearts and Palace of Terpsichore, we wonder if the same old witchery attends it. Outwardly, exactly as in the twenties and as it will be, no doubt, twenty centuries hence, like some Grecian architectural gem. Around the balcony we stroll. The flood gates of the mind roll back the tide of time and we are decked again in bell buttons and grey. On the ballroom floor above the music ceases, a rush of color down the stair- case and out the couples flock upon this same balconade, faces and figures live again — but the vision has come and gone like a wraith, in an instant. Nor has memory served us unkindly for it is not becoming of a soldier of long service to yield to sentiment. Reluctantly we close this tour of ' 24 and place it on the shelf to collect the dust of succeeding years. D. M. ' S: :« e Cii. iiCip. ' iS =:- f»l ' Tiventy-se ' ven y.■ S - ir j V V ty trit ' ' ! t ' ? V ' l l lf t t ' tr l xTJ ; 5 jy :»-c Twenty-eight fT rjjn xipr rTp::!! ■ tfsirtt- i Atr t f tnt int - ' A ' tr t t t ' A tr l i.x . xlA tr V vtr WrxWr J JV ,f, ■tM , .t -t- . .. ■ . t vt xlr vl. t, ,«. - vn.yj . V vyji., V ( . p.j-jVJ i . y-|V4VJJV j jpjf».j J I In -AA tra t■ r t V Wf V lnt ■a l l l xV■ t t l V ! ' ' t tr-! ' l The Administration and Academic Departments of the United States Military Academy A . j " Ji, J Jw Jk y jJ .jji. JiyJt. ji. Jiwj , Ji.jf .jp. pi T w(;ntv-nine Iwjwjr wp TTp- Fr rJTr r:; V ij ' ' - V !y- - ' d - lf»tf i lr t lr tr f j ' ' ' t ' ' ■ !: x?--l i " ! ' ' l " ! ' ! ' L ' ' t ' xl ' J ' t ' - t ' ' j lr»trd tr W " if tr i tr ' A ' J Wf ' -t- j trvt tr i - fr ' ir |r tf )!( ; ■ j, ' . ,1 ,t ys 4 United States Military Academy Siipcrintrm r it and Coininan liint Major General Fred W. Sladen, U. S. Army, ' gO-No. 27 EXERAL SLADEN nas appointed a cadet, J U.S.M.A., in 1885 from Nebraska and oratluated in 1890, standing 27 in his class. His many stations and assignments were as follows: Second Lieutenant, Four- teenth Infantry, 1890, at Vancouver Barracks, Washing- ton, and Puyallup Indian Reservation, Washington, to 1897; First Lieutenant, Fourth Infantry, 1897; Aide-de- Camp to Brig. Gen. E. S. Otis, 1897; Hq. Dept. of Colo- rado, 1897-98; Hq. Dept. of Pacific and Eighth Army Corps, 1898; Hq. Division of the Philippines, 1898- 1900; Captain, Eighth Infantry, 1899; West Point, 1900-04; Instructor Dept. of Tactics, U.S.M.A., 1900; Acting Adjutant, U.S.M.A., 1902; Vancouver Barracks, 1904-07; detailed to General Staff Corps. 1907; Wash- ington, D. C, 1908-11; Secretary General Staff Corps, 1908; West Point, 1911-14; Commandant of Cadets, U.S.M., 1911; Major, Eleventh Infantry, 1911; Tien- t-sin, China, 1914-16; Lieutenant Colonel Infantry, 1916; San Diego and San Francisco, 1916-17; Temporary Colonel of Infantry, 1917; Brigadier General, National Army, 1917; Office Chief of Staff, 1917 to March, 1918; Commanding Fifth Brigade, Third Division, at Camp Merritt, N. " J., to April 6, 1918; France to November 15, 1918; Colonel Infantry, 1918; Brigadier General U. S. Army, 1920; on march into Germany and with Annv of Occupation and American Forces in Germany to 1921; Fort Sheridan, 111., October, 1921, to April, 1922; Superintendent U.S.M.A., West Point, N. Y., since July 1, 1922. He commanded the Fifth Brigade of the Third Division throughout the period of its activities during the World War and participated in all of its operations. He is possessor of the following decorations and service medals: Croix de Guerre, with Palm; D.S.M., D.S.C., Officer of the Legion of Honor (French), Croce el Merito di Guerra (Italian), Medal of La Solidaridad (Panama), Spanish War, Philippine Campaign, Victory Medal with Six Clasps. General Sladen became a Major General in January, 1924. T7 J}.q -J J J J j J ■ 4 - ' ♦ ' 4 " ? - 4- 4 -p f ' T ' f ' w 1 ' •;• f " i " i r tr if- j t ■ tf ■] Wr tAt , l ■ l V If■ l l jrjg ' ' J t tr ' ni » t Capt. Nevland Col. TlMBERLAKE Personal Military Staff Col. Ashburn Chaplain Wheat ta f . .i ■j■ ;■ 4v4vy, yj ; y;,.-; V- ■ .■ ; J|W vy,v■i w,l.4l. 4■4 , - . - ■ ■J|W,v.i , T liirty-t iuo ■ .■ l ;;!; ;,! ! ! PERSONAL MILITARY STAFF MAJOR HENRY B. LEWIS Adjutant General Adjutant of the Military Academy and of the Post Secretary of the Academic Board ' 13— No. 66 CAPTAIN ROBERT R. NEYLAND Corps of Engineers Assistant and Personnel Adjutant, Intelligence Officer Recreation Officer, Prison Officer ' 16— No. 28 COLONEL EDWARD J. TIMBERLAKE Quartermaster Corps Quartermaster and Constructing Quartermaster of the Military Academy ' 93— No. 10 MAJOR DONALD C. CUBBISON Field Artillery Treasurer of the Military Academy and Quartermaster and Commissary for the Corps of Cadets ' 04— No. 58 COLONEL PERCY M. ASHBURN Medical Corps Surgeon M.D. Jefferson Medical College ' 93 CAPTAIN CLAYTON E. WHEAT U. S. Army, Chaplain Thirty-three ;f. ,vj,l,i. ,4 y;. ,wt |vy,vy v ,wtv |k v ' ,v4vJj . V 4i;; j;v Jwi{V yjx Jl ' f. ir ' -i ' . ' - ' ir i ' ' ' ' t■f i tr tr - l ' lf r l I» lr t t( t f ' ' t l t ' i ' • ' W ' lif 1 ' ' tr I i r ' tf -y • ir ■ji i yir - ir-ftr Sf yJ -i ■ ' Bk I 1 . m l2 Capt. Hudnut E 1 H ] i E gM U Major Kimball Capt. Coursen Major Hoge Capt. Ridgeway Capt. Cota l.iEui. Carson Capi. Joiner Thirty-four . t. 1 JJ ' lr l f ? xl lf l l t £ • ! ? ? t l j l l; ' i ' l v v ■ V ' t ' i ' « ' ' ' vt ' ' ' J » v ' j ' -V ' J ' Vv? ■■V V ' V ' t t ON DUTY at HEADQUARTERS U. S. M. A. ••(► — g jVtHg— ,1.. MAJOR ALLEN R. KIMBALL Quartermaster Corps Assistant to Quartermaster ' 11— No. 60 ..1. — - «.« .1- CAPTAIN EDGAR G. COURSEN, JR. Quartermaster Corps Assistant to Quartermaster x CAPTAIN DEAN HUDNUTT Field Artillery Assistant to Quartermaster ■16— No. 15 ..!► - «. - .1.. MAJQR B. F. HQGE Cavalry Master of the Sword ' 14— No. 95 CAPTAIN MATTHEW B. RIDGEWAY Infantry Graduate Alanager of Athletics ' 17— No. 56 CAPTAIN NQRMAN D. CQTA Finance Department Finance Officer ' 17— No. 79 -i. — « — .I " CAPTAIN TALLEY D. JOINER Infantry Assistant to Quartermaster Post Police Officer LIEUTENANT MARION C.- RSQN Cavalry Assistant to Treasurer and Post Exchange Officer ' 17— No. 77 ..,► ««— — .1 " LIEUTENANT PHILIP EGNER U. S. A. Band Director and Teaclier of Music ••I- — — «■ — — i- FREDERICK C. MAYER Organist and Choirmaster (12 May, 1911) MISS MARGERY BEDINGER Librarian (21 March, 1921) ■j tfTir ' j tf j ilf ' t ' l ' t tAtr j AtAJ ' it) ' t l l l t t ' t ' ' tr flf }ryi lf if i vt ' I vt J ' lAlfvt t J ' ' jryV lr if t t ' lii t ' ir i Department of Mathematics PROFESSOR Colonel Charles P. Ec hols, U. S. Army ' 91— No. 3 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Major Francis K. Newcomer, Corps of Engineers ' 13 — No. 1 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Arthur P. Harris, Field Artillery ' U — No. 19 INSTRUCTORS Major Tames P. Ilogan, C.A.C ' l-l — No. 66 Major C lenn P. Anderson, C.A.C ' l-l — No. 73 Captain Edwin A. Zundel, Field Artillery. ' 15— No. 29 Captain Omar N. Bradley, Infantry ' 15 — No. 44 Captain Ralph G. Barrows, Corps of Engi- neers ' 16 — No. 23 Captain William R. Woodward, Field Ar- tillery ' 16— No. 30 Captain Henrv C. Jones, Field Artillerv... ' 16 — No. 35 Captain Charles E. Hurdis, Field Artillery ' 17— No. 12 Captain Henry J- Schroeder, Signal Corps. ' 17 — No. 14 Captain Augustus M. Gurnev, Field Artil- lery ■ ' 17— No. 27 Captain Warfield M. Lewis, Infantry ' 17 — No. 30 Captain Bertrand Morrow, Ca valry ' 17 — No. 99 First Lieutenant William R. Gerhardt, Field Artillery First Lieutenant Gordon G. Heiner, Jr., Field Artillery First Lieutenant William H. Donaldson, Jr., C.A.C First Lieutenant David A. Newcomer, Corps of Engineers First Lieutenant Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr., Corps of Engineers First Lieutenant George B. McReynolds, Field Artillery . . . . ...... First Lieutenant John II. Hinds, Field Ar- tillery -No. 19 -No. 34 -No. 54 -No. 2 -No. 34 -No. 28 -No. 75 y 5i " J. J jjv jjv j jji " ' ' JJ -JfJ -T Thirty-Six ■p- •t -. ' l ' - r j ' yjf i. ' ' t ' t ' ' 3 ' ' ! l t ! ' ' ' i! lr l l lf lt ! l lf l ! lf ! l l lr Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy PROFESSOR Lieutenant Colonel Clifton C. Carter, C. S. Army ' 99 — No. 21 ASSISFANT PROFESSOR Major Homer H. Slaughter, Infantry •08— No. 29 INSTRUCTORS Major James B. Crawford, C.A.C ' 11— No. 34 Captain Edward C. McGuire, Cavalry. . Major Frank L. Hoskins, C.A.C ' H — No. 28 Captain James L. Hayden, C.A.C Captain Albert H. Warren, C.A.C ' 15— No. 43 Captain William F. Daugherty, Cavalry. Captain Carl E. Hocker, C.A.C ' 15- No. 83 Captain Albert C. Smith, Cavalry ' 15— No. 88 ' 17— No. 45 ' 17— No. 43 ' 17- No. 57 jv y. jjv vjv jv 4 . ijv jv 4 jf». jji. . . Ji j f 1. jv -;• 1 ' -i Thirty-seven " 4 " ?-V- V-V V ' ' V- ' A ' . ' t ' ' l ' ' ' tr ' ' t Ur ir ty ' - j tf j itr t» vtf ! I ' l ' i! l t r t xt xl; ' tf ! l V t lf j »tfxif tr ' V ir ' lf i i i T ' tlf ' j J _ ' Jf t y f x ! !f lr 3 ' If v ■ 0 ! ■! i tf lf l ' j j Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology PROFESSOR Colonel Wirt Robinson, I ' . S. Army ' 87— No. 9 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major John H. I.indt, C.A.C ' 12— No. 43 INSTRUCTORS Major Edward C. Rose, Infantry ' 12 — No. 77 Major Samuel J. Heidner, Infantry ' 13 — No. 29 Major Robert M. Perkins, C.A.C ' 13— No. 45 Major Lawrence B. Weeks, C.A.C ' 13 — No. 46 Captain Joseph L. Collins, Infantry ' 17 — No. 35 First Lieutenant William O. Reeder, Field Artillery ' 17— No. 25 First Lieutenant Robert A. Willard, In- fantry ' 17 — No. 46 First Lieutenant Paul W. George, C.A.C... ' 18— No. 94 Thirty-eight jv jjv Jl - Jjv. 1 ; ; K J t V ii i£ ii f: ijW: i l: li i ii t:Ii2lLilL?li =?? ' Department of Modern Languages PROFESSOR Colonel Cornelius DeW. Willcox, I ' . S. Army ' 85— No. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Major William T. MacMillan, Adjutant General ' 06 — No. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SPANISH Major Howard Eager, Field Artillery, A. B. Harvard ' 12 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FRENCH Major John H. Van ' liet. Infantry ' 13 — No. ; INSTRUCTORS Major Harold Thompson, Cavalry, B.S., V. of Georgia ' 12 Major Geoffrey Keyes, Cavalry ' 13 — No. 38 Major Harold F. Loomis, C.A.C ' 1-1 — No. 50 Major Harold E. Small, C.A.C ' 15— No. 36 Captain Norman Randolph, Infantry ' 15 — No. 145 Captain Paul V. Kane, Field Artillery.. . . ' 16 — No. 50 Captain Richard M. Levy, C.A.C ' 16— No. 71 Captain Thomas G. Peyton, Cavalry ' 16— No. 93 Captain John C. Whitcomb, Infantry ' 17 — No. 123 Captain Paul H. Brown, Infantry ' 17 — No. 127 First Lieutenant Leo V. Warner, Field Artillery ' 17— No. 106 First Lieutenant Fernaiid G. Dumont, In- fantry T iirty-ninf ,v -C7 ' ■ ' - - y,t y . y,i. .;i ;, z; ;;. i j j. j j; t; Jt ' y t ' Jt t V t itr Ntf-JrS! ? ' t ltf ■df tf t■ tA ' lr l»■ l f ! ■J ■jf ' tlr xtfyt irxtfifj Department of English PROFESSOR Colonel Lucius H. Holt, U. S. Army, Yale ' 02 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH IN CHARGE Major Alexander W. Chilton, Infantry ' 07— No. 39 INSTRUCTORS Major James R. N. Weaver, Infantry ' 11 — No. 52 First Lieutenant Williston B. Palmer, Field Major Joseph D. McCain, C.A.C ' 14— No. 35 Artillery ' 19— No. 9 Captain Harold R.Jackson, C.A.C ' 17— No. 23 First Lieutenant Harlan N. Hartness, In- Captain George S. Beurket, C.A.C ' 17— No. 48 fantry ' 19— No. 35 Captain Carleton Coulter, Ir., Infantry... ' 17 — No. 84 r- ¥■. .u -t-cu i ' in m a . J . First Lieutenant Harris F. Scherer, tavalrv 19 — No. 41 First Lieutenant John E. McCarthy, In- fantry ' 19 — No. 45 First Lieutenant Carlisle V. Allan, Infantry ' 19 — No. 92 . j j i . j j i Forty 1tf ' (if:p T . ■ I Department of Economics and Government and Political History PROFESSOR Colonel Lucius H. Holt, V. S. Army, Yale ACTING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Major Herbert H. Acheson, C.A.C., Penn State 1909 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY Major Frederick E. Uhl, Infantry Major Harold F. Nichols, C.A.C Major Flovd R. Waltz, Infantry. Captain Joseph C. Haw, C.A.C. . Captain Tom Fox, Infantry Captain Leslie T. Saul, Infantry. Captain La vrence C. Mitchell, C.A.C, INSTRUCTORS ' 11 — No. 20 First Lieutenant Raymond E. S. Williamson, ' 14 — No. 47 Cavalry ' ' 17— No. 65 ' 15 — No. 65 First Lieutenant David C. G. Schlenker, ' 15— No. 123 Signal Corps " 17— No. 66 ' 16 — No. 37 First Lieutenant Harry C. Mewsha y, ' 17— No. 103 Cavalry ' 18— No. 106 f ii f.y -i f - j; .j;t.j- .; Forty-one ' iy-•f . r f i } t,ri, lr lr r i Xr ' ■ J i t ' f ' • if i if - ' i ■ ' 1 ylr ' i jr i x ir ir J ' - i ' ir - - Department of Drawing PROFESSOR Lieutenant Colonel Roger G. Alexander, U. S. Army. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Bird S. DuBois, C.A.C ' 12— No. 47 INSTRUCTORS Major Robert T. Snow, Infantry ' 12 — No. 89 Captain Ernest N. Harmon, Cavalry ' 17— No. 76 Captain Ralph I. Sasse, Cavalry ' 16— No. 53 Second Lieutenant Otto M. Jank, C.A.C ' 17— No. 19 Captain Richard M. Wightman, Infantry.. ' 17 — No. 59 jj i j j j j j; Jl 4 t 4 Ji t ' J, Forty-two fcy • ' • ■ b- i ' ' if if tr ' ' ' lr if ' 3 - if f - - t- ' ij ' ' i ' l V 1 ' J ' ' 1Jf It .VtJnJ l l ' ! ' • l if fr tf tr1fr ir ti r J t ' f tf tr ■ I i 11 i -5 Department of Civil and Military Engineering PROFESSOR Lieutenant Colonel Wm. A. Mitchell, Corps of Engineers ' 02 — No. 1 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Thomas M. Robins, Corps of Engineers ' O ' l — No. 8 INSTRUCTORS Major Joseph C. Mehaffey, Corps of Engineers, ' 11— No. 3 Major Frederick W. Herman, Corps of Engineers, ' l-l — No. 14 Major John S. Bragdon, Corps of Engineers, ' 15— No. 5 Major Lehman W. Miller, Corps of Engineers, ' 15— No. 9 Major John F. Conklin, Corps of Engineers. ' 15— No. 13 Captain Holland L. Robb, Corps of Engineers, ' 16— No. 24 Captain Stanley L. Scott, Corps of Engineers, ' 16— No. 31 First Lieutenant Keryn ap Rice, Corps of Engineers, ' 18— No. 19 First Lieutenant Henry M. Underwood, Corps of Engineers ' 18— No. 21 First Lieutenant Allison Miller, Corps of Engineers, ' 18— No. 34 First Lieutenant Robert E. York, Corps of Engineers, ' 18— No. 48 First Lieutenant Orville K. Walsh, Corps of Engineers ' 18— No. 60 l:..::i Ui Forty-three ,■ a rv t V t- t» r lAtr t, t r V l lJ l ); t 1ly■it t) bx t l ' ' l « t- t ' tr t vV n Department of Law PROFESSOR Major Edwin C. McNeil, Judge Advocate ' 07— No. 54 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Mvron C. Cramer, Judge Advocate, A.B., Weslevan U. ' 04, LL.B. " Harvard ' 07 1907 INSTRUCTORS Captain Otto F. Lange, Infantry ' 16 — No. 116 Captain Alan Pendleton, Infantry, B. A., „.. .uD.Tr. DC University of Pennsvlvania ' 16 1916 Captain Ernest H. Burt, Inrantrv, n.S. Mich. State College, ' 14, LL.B. ' i ' ale. Captain Frederick A. Irving, Infantrv. . . ' 17— No. 53 ' 17 1917 j; ! ' j jj -jj j; 4 jf . Jf j V A ' ' ?■ ' t T 1 Forty-four I, A ' ! tt■! , xV vt ' l VN ' ■t x tA! vV t «V l Nl t vVx ' lr t t) V ■» ! ■ ' t t t V ' l i; trJ Vii t t - l - lr l [ -»l : - l iil I i n i t Department of Ordnance and Gunnery PROFESSOR Major Charles G. Mettler, Ordnance Department ' 06 — No. 14 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Major Hubert G. Stanton, Ordnance Department ' 11 — No. 15 INSTRUCTORS Major Arthur W. Ford, Ordnance Depart- Major Roger Tavlor, Ordnance Depart- ment, U. S. N. A ' 11 ment, C.E., Rensselaer Poly. Inst ' 99 Major Oscar J. Gatchell, Ordnance De- Captain John H. Cochran, C.A.C ' 15 — No. 51 partment ' 12— No. 17 First Lieutenant Beverly St. G. Tucker, Major Robert N. Bodine, Ordnance De- Ordnance Department 18 — No. 175 partment ' 12 — No. 38 . Miim . Mimmms 40._ sm ' €.iSsmmBi m mD Forty-five ' i f V ' ? ' ' ! ' r fntn?f ' lt ! l l lrTtf t t t.f ' Afxl t ! t !f !f ' 3 l l i lrA!y V l■ lr V j lf tr ♦f !Atl ' jr V J v I ' r 4 Department of Military Hygiene PROFESSOR Colonel Percy M. Ashburn, Medical Corps, M.D., Jefferson Medical College ' 93. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT Major Daniel P. Card, Medical Corps, M.D., Bellevue Medical College ' 04, Army Medical School ' 09. Major Harry N. Kerns, Medical Corps, M.D., University of Michigan ' 12, Army Medical School ' 14. Major William C. Thomas, Medical Corps, A.B., Emory College ' 11, M.D., Johns Hopkins ' IS, Army Medical School ' 17. Major Laurent L. LaRoche, Medical Corps, M.D., Medical College of North Carolina ' 15, Army Medical School ' 17. Captain James R. Hudnall, Medical Corps, A.B., Howard College ' 09, A.M., ' 10, M.D., Birmingham Medical Col- lege ' 13. Captain Ralph Duffy, Medical Corps, A.B., ' 98, M.D., ' 02, Johns Hopkins. DENTAL CORPS Lieutenant Colonel Frank L. K. Laflamnie, D.D.S., Baltimore College Dental Surgeon ' 07. Captain William F. Scheumann, D.D.S., North Pacific College ' 16. Captain Melville A. Sanderson, D.D.M., Tufts College ' 14. VETERINARY CORPS First Lieutenant Horace Z. Homer, D.V.M., University of Pennsylvania ' 17. ARMY NURSE CORPS First Lieutenant Elizabeth V. Messner, Army Nurse Corps, Chief Nurse. ■ »tr l - ? 1t ' t r j ? ' l lr l ' ! l l lf l; r l i : Department of Tactics Lieute Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Major Capta: Capta: COMMANDANT OF CADETS erch B. Stewart, Infantry ' gC -Xc OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT nt Colonel Herman J. Koehler, U. S. Army. Arthur H. Wils Arthur W. Holde Charles H. Bones Thomas B. Catro Tacob L. Devers, Cotthbert P. Stea Courtney H. Hoc Ernest J. Dawlev Charles Hine Oscar V. Gr airy. rness, Cavalry.. teel. Infantry... 1, Infantry Field Artillery. Ddges, Infantry. ;y. Field Artille C.A.C -old. Infantry.. Franklin Kemble, C.A.C. oil A. Bagby, Infantry. Jr.. Signal Coips Jesse A. Ladd, James C. R. Schv John H. Hine Walton H. Walker, Infantry William A. McCulloch, Infantry Benjamin F. Hoge. Cavalry Charles P. Gross, Corps of Engii n Jens A. Doe, Infantry n Charles W. Ryder, Infantry n Leland S. Hobbs, Infantry ' fc9— No 10— No 10— No 10— No 11— No 11— No 11 — Nn 11— No 11— No l_ ' -Xo l- ' -Xo 14— No 15— No 15— No Majo Capt: Capt: Capt: Capt: Capt: Capt; Capt: Capt: First First First ASSISTANT TO THE COMMANDANl Robert S. Donaldson, Field Artillery in Charles C. Benedict, Air Service... in Victor V. Taylor, Cavalrv in William R. Chcrrincton. ( ' " .A.C in Ludson D. Wn,.li,,„i, rM,,,s ,,f Engi in Calvin De Will, r . i ,, ,,lrv in Paul B. ParkiM. hi i ,iiih v . . . . ' in John M. Devine. Field Artillery., in William V. Hill, Corps of Engii C. E. Lafayette Lieutcn tillery Lieuten . ' 15— No. 54 , ' 15— No. 122 , ' 15— No. 131 . ' 16— No. 20 ' 16— No. 58 ■l No. 87 ' II— No. 16 ar t Theodore E. Buecliier, Field Ar- ar t Lawrence McC. Jones, Field Ar- 11 t Eugene L. Vidal, Air Service... ant Joseph A. Cranston, Jr., In- fa CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS nas Tenkins, July 5, 1906, icis " Dohs, July 1, 1914. (Former service Ju August 31, 1912.) iiam J. Cavanaugh, June 14, 1918. WARRANT OFFICERS Emil Oetman John W. Dimond ,vt,.V W, » V t. . tW, Wrt , MV , V l,.l lM vtM ' « t i, t, t,v , i, ■ » t vi l tr }r t,.l Wnl Forty-eight L ' V I i!ryi l r t lf s ! ' l ' i l " ! l xinir»t ! t " 1 V y ' j ' ' ■J xVrtr ' l ' J ' l ' Corps Organization, 1923-24 Department of Tactics Colonel M. B. Stewart, Infantry Major R. S. Donaldson, Field Artillery Major T. B. Catron, Infantry Major E. J. Dawley, Field Artillery Capt. W. P. Cherrington, C. A. C. Major C. H. Hodges, Infantry Major C. P. Stearns, Cavalry Major C. H. Bonesteel, Infantry Major O. W. Griswold, Infantry Major J. A. Doe, Infantry Captain L. D. Worsham, Engineers Captain P. B. Parker, Infantry Captain C. W. Ryder, Infantry Major F. Kemble, C. A. C. - Major W. H. Walker, Infantry Major J. A. Ladd, Infantry - Captain L. S. Hobbs, Infantry Major C. A. Bagby, Infantry Captain C. C. Benedict, Air Service Major W. A. McCulloch, Infantry Commandant of Cadets Assistant Commandant of Cadets Director of Instruction Senior Instructor of Military Art Quartermaster and Amusement Officer - Commanding First Battalion Commanding Second Battalion Commanding Third Battalion Commanding Company A Commanding Company B Commanding Company C Commanding Company D Commanding Company E Commanding Company F Commanding Company G Commanding Company H Commanding Company I Commanding Company K Commanding Company L Commanding Company M fi- ,V (jV ' jV ' jV f. JJlVJlVJ, jji ji J " Ji. Ji j " Jy, J Jl JJ. Jl Jvyil VJl JJViJlVJl JJiJ Forty-nine v jtv,C ..;ji ;v,i;v -jVi{ l . , A lr t xVA l ■ ■ l ■t l V tr ! tl V t■ 1 1 ' t v ! ' ' !■ » ■ - ' J ' V ! ' t ' ' ' ' t ' ' tr tr V t V , tf , ' tr ii ' Sftf!ft ' Coi.oxEL Stewart Commandant of Cadets Major Oonai.dson ' Assistant to Commanjatit Major Cairon Director of Instruction h x f lr J t tf ' ii- ' ' ij i ' fir ' tylf it i 1f ' ir ' ' i ' i ' if ' f - t ' - i h ' ir - i yir ' ij ' iMi if i i ' iif i ' iiJ i i ' T.tnlf vtr ir .trv1 tt V jA t» l t fyS ir if Wii r y fyl Major Hodges Commandir First Battalion Major Stearns Commander Second Battalion Major Dawley Senior Instructor in Tactics Major Bomsh.i.i. Commander Third Battalion " V tA- lfj- it " i ' l ' ' l ' ' ' l " t ' " ' ? ' ' vl t " ' ' ' l " ?- " l " i " K r i ir !r irdf yir trd lr i ' if tf ' | ryir i if S y V Color Guard ir ryjr rjyrTjnjr jTTjrijrj rr jrifT cTj Fifty-Huo iT ' vJv jp. Jf. y jjvyfvj jj«- J J -p. !. V " ?- J) ' ' i ■A ' t ' ■A t ' J ' ' t t A l tf t,■J, , t t ' t ' 1V V ' l l ' !r l t, tf l ■J t t :l 4 ill Regimental Staff Lee, R. V. Berry, R. W. Tasker Kessinger Pasolli Cadet Regimental Staff Cadet Captain and Regimental Commander Cadet Captain and Regimental Adjutant Cadet Captain and Regimental Supply Officer Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Cadet Regimental Supply Sergeant Color Guard Ely Dabezies Newman Gardner Color Sergeant Color Sergeant Color Corporal Color Corporal if ■-IrAt ' t ' vV ijf ■J ' li AJf -if lr ' ir l ' f ' tr 1 ! li x} ' I t ' t lf i l V ir ir ! t l lr l -d t ' tr t ' i vVv ' i rlf ■■lnl ' j ' V f ' J» Jf VdA !r t .int -.tf trv fr ' ( y mM ii - FIRST PLATOON Captain Glasgow Lieutenants Glenn Mulligan. D. J. Goodman First Sergeant Mesick Company Supply Sergeant Turner Sergeants Ely Harper. W. Strohecker McCulloch Wren Cornog Steel. G. H. Beurket Slater Smith, D. B. Brown, P. W. Corporals Garbisch Ritchie Kengla Clarke. B.C. Harrow. T. L. Nutter Bryte Westphalinger Reeder Griffith, W. B. Bennett. V. G. McLaughlin, E. D. First Class Privates Bump Dawson. A. Greene, LB. Greig Johnson, F. W. Marcinski Murtaugh Renn Robins. R. R. Smith, J. C. Tracy Triplet Second Class Privates Boudreau Dunn, T. L. Fuller, W. A. Holmes. E. V. Kirkpatrick. G. Lewis. J. L. Morford Quekeme ' er Maj. O. W. Griswold, Tactical Officer A Robinson, N. J. Smyth, T. E. Steele. C. E. Tibbetts Weitfle Third Class Privates Baker. W. C. Booth. D. P. Bridgman Cobb Collins Condon Des Islets. R. E. M. Gardner. F. S. Hawkins, H. S. McFarland, J. A. Plummer, T. F. Roosma Ryan, J. L. Fourth Class Privates Aloe Asensio Barbour. R. VV. Caldwell. G. B. Chamberlain. E. W. Conner Cramer Davis, L. C. Dehmlow Enger Farrand Fowler Hoeffer Hoppes Hornisher Ivy Jennings, J. P. Johnstone, C. S. Nelson, C. G. Parsell Reed, L. McC. Sandel Strong Swindlehurst Thompson, V. A. Timberlake Verbeck Watlington r- -.! ' lt) ■ t l t-Jf t l t) { tf t. l ■tl i t» t !r t W l !Ai ir 1 IRSr CLASSMEN c OMPANY II MANY years ago did your school teacher say to you: " Johnny, what is the first letter of the alphabet? " And didn ' t you rise up and say " A. " So toda y you associate all that goes with " A " as first, no matter in what field of endeavor you find yourself. Naturally enough A company is the leading company of the Corps, not only when passing in review, but in the review of passing events. No less than four football captains, to say nothing of .approximately half the team, have at one time or another found peace and comfort within the comfort- able quarters of the ist and 2nd Divisions. There is no team in the Corps, no activity be it social or scholastic, in which A company does not lead with a large number of representatives. Even the Area is well populated with members of the tribe, and the breech detail of the la " gun at Fisher ' s Island rammed home the projectile so hard that they are still trying to extricate it. Then, too, A company is the proud possessor of the famous table known as the melting pot, where three times daily- do the representatives of the world ' s famous nations meet and discuss matters of interest. As a result of this great institution, the light of learning has been brought to the granite walls of South Barracks, where daily one hears of political opinions of Poland, Ireland and West Virginia. Taken as a whole, we of A company modestly admit that when the roll is called up yonder A company will lead the list. Actions speak louder than words, and as ye act so are ye judged. SECOND PLATOON Fifty-five ■f V- -S ' -« ' -» " l FIRST PLATOON B Captain Rasmussen Lieutenants Hill, D. C. Peterson, E. J. Des Islets, J. L. M. First Sergeant Hadsell Company Supply Sergeant Paton Sergeants Adams, L. W. Pence Lyndall Barksdale Ladue Eaton Busbey Murphy, H. A. Lloyd Healy Corporals Saltzman Weston, S. Wood, W. H. Bliss Dowling, A. R. Bigelovv Hale Horn Burton Hail, J. A. Dunaway Maier First Class Privates Cameron Coates Dillard Doane Fisher, R. E. Gamble Hass, M Hitchings Kiel Pickhardt Poore Stanley, D. S. Wilson, O. O. Wrockloflf Second Class Privates Akerman, A. T. Ashburn Bartz Berilla Farwick Linkswiler Noyes, E. T. Major J. A. Doe, Tactical Officer Plummer, W. G. Skalandzunos Steer Third Class Privates Baird Baxter Carroll, P. L. Carter, T. C. Dean, W. E. Feather Hickman Kerns Matthias McNaughton Perman Rhodes Riggs Ross, R. C. Stanton L rban Wade White, T. B. Willis, J. A. Fourth Class Privates Dalv, J. B. Derby Douglass, W. J. Fooks Cleaves Ham Hewitt Hines Huggins Irvine Kalakuka McBride, R. S. Morin Peirce Roth Schmidt, E. C Stone Trapnell Webb, E. M. W eber West, J. M. Williams, J. A. Wohlforth Zwicker 1 r ■ ■ ■ lr 1df l t t t lr ! V St l l l l 1lf l lf• l I C FIRST CLASSMEN OMPANY WHILE runts and others may deem it necessary to extol the merits of their respective companies with flowery and profuse verbiage, claiming for their out- fits virtues far beyond the realm of reason, this company has no need to loudly proclaim its superior qualities. We neither number ourselves among the noble he-men that throng the great open spaces, nor do we swell the ranks of the lounge lizards, though at times we have been known to shake a mean sofa cushion. No other virtue do we claim than to bring up the otherwise low average for straightforward. direct qualities of mind and spirit. Cicero, that brilliant lumi- nary of the glory that was Rome, called ideal the character weli balanced, combining excellence of mind with proportion- ate development of the physical. If Cicero could only see us now. for within the brotherhood of B Co. are found the very things he had in mind! It would be highly unnecessary, as well as contrary to our known policy of modesty, to mention the various fields of endeavor ably illuminated by the shining lights among us. There is no need to relate how often the aca- demic department has stood awed and aghast before the new, startling, and highly original solutions turned in by our master minds, for such has been recorded where the eyes of all may see, sometimes in brilliant scarlet, sometimes in duller hue. It is a matter of common knowledge that we hold lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight catch-as catch-can honors for long distance bridge building. Even C Co., whose proud boast it is to out-engineer the engineers, was forced to bow before the maximum time record estab- lished by our balkiest balk carriers. Again, beneath the mellow lights of Cullum, where pulchritudinous damsels charm and delight the senses, we need not advertise the fact that when B Co. essays the light fantastic green-eyed jealousy holds all others in her grip. On athletic fields when we cheer the warriors on, bellowings from our lusty throats are heard above the tumult, for we know that in the heart of every scrimmage, in the midst of every play, one of B Co. ' s brotherhood battles bravely. Thus simply and without boasting has been told our straightforward story. SECOND PLATOON mi QQS iSf Fifty-sev.en yj ;».yJl,y i;V J» Jv fv I. -JlVJ vJ jJ jj ' ■A V »t ' t vVl A t !f V ! ' »l ' Vv ' t ' If■t t « vV ! ! ' ' ' U t !r ! ' l t jr Captain Blinn Lieutenants Moore, C. E. Forman Henney First Sergeant Fisher, S. H. Company Supply Sergeant White, E. H. Sergeants Stevens, V. C. Arnold Cousland Towers Crosby Bennett, C. W. Craw Bertsch Shumate Kielty Corporals Haskell. J. H. F. Doyle, E. J. Shaw Scherer Mack Clinton Ellinger, H. O. Crosland Fowlkes Tovbett Ketchum Freund First Class Privates Booth, C. L. Brinson Carpenter, F. F. Coughlin Dahnke Davidson, J. A. FIRST PLATOON Decker Graling HuUey Jernigan Lanham Liebel Malin Palmer, C. I Parmly Polsgrove Reardon Rodieck Schaefer, H. Textor Weir ' itman c Capt. L. D. Worsham, Tactical Officer Second Class Privates Bruner, G. F. Cole Smith, N. H. Stephenson Third Class Privates Brusher Crary Harris, S. R. Horton, T. R. Johnson, L. W. Levin Mayo McCleave McKinney Munson, E. L. Munson. F. P. Pearson Reeve ' erner Fourth Class Privates Allen. C. S. Burleigh Christie Collins, J. F. Conger Edwards. P. W. Ehrgott, W. W. Faulconer Flock Ganahl Granholm Gray Gregg Hake Harry Hendricksen Hill, G. M. Houston Keegan Lepping Magness Magoffin Miller. D. P. Moseley Sink Solem Stanley, S. F. Wilson, J. I yj xt tf»t i l t ' ' t ' t ' tf ' if ' . ' f »! ' ! ' ! --l a1 t ' tf ■ ' tr lr ' f xl ' ' d l Al ' i AJ t J a1 Ni l lrj ' j ! ' t i ■ jr jni ' J f ■■ V ' jf v tf ! fr xjr yj ' rtr l vV t»- lr ii ilr ■ ! vl ' -■!o.tf ' Jy K c FIRST CLASSMEN OMPANY YES. we C company men admit we ' re brazen. We cannot claim to possess the modest ' and retiring nature of B company (just read their write-up). But we are good, — we concede you that point. Didn ' t C company first class win just about all the Engineer drill records last summer. A perfectly good Engineer detachment doesn ' t dare look us in the face. But, of course, we have the undebated advantage of an Engineer coach (my mistake — I mean tac). But C company, erring in its ways, and indifferent to the shngs and arrows of outrageous fortunes, has done its bit. We are now referring to the man power we donated to help pack mother earth on the new South Area. In the dreary war of slugs and busts, we rank many shining service stars. If ever you visit the Corps by all means you must come and become personally acquainted. We are not hard to find or recognize, look for men of pleasing figure and powerful character, men with intellect — men of that stalwart type who do not fear to wave the red flag of Bolshevism. Men of ruddy cheeks and sparkling eye, — that ' s us. No wonder all keen women gravitate to C company. Now, gentle reader, please understand that the above description is only for your information and guidance and that we do not desire to sing our own song of praise. But all of these glorious attributes have been brought home to us. — - only because we have all worked together as a big company team; with our " tac " as the coach, and each kaydet as a member of the team. But in spite of all, — we are a happy family, and if you don ' t believe it, — come around and sample our hospitality. SECOND PLATOON a s m M Fifty-nine J j J}. Jfijj .yit jf ' j- jf- , - J " , ' ■ .■i - r ir i ' --i - ' •ir -ir ' - -ir f - ylf if- - i ' ' ! ' ! ' •i V 1 1 vW !;• JA yin. in ' i FIRST PLATOON D Captain Clark. F. J. Lieutenants Garges Williams. J. J. Lee. E. O. First Sergeant Caywood Company Supply Sergeant Ryan, T. C. Sergeants Kirkendall Dasher Alderman Gra ' es. R. Card Willis, J. S. Duval O ' Neill Pulsifer McNary Corporals Heacock Bell Mosteller Beane Woods. L. B. Crandall, H. W. Howze Esposito Hodge Seleen Underwood Kearns First Class Privates Andrews, R. C Brunner, W. J. Dombrowsky Elmore Hirz Lawter Lenzner Macklin Robinson, C. F. Schaefer, W. H. Smith. M. E. Sullivan, G. J. Travwick Wells, B. H. Second Class Privates Baldwin, T. A. Brackett Bradley Daniel, J. Dawson, M. M. DeWees Finn Huyssoon Le Favour McMahan Third Class Privates Bauer Butler Chamberlain, E. J. Doyle, J. P. Elliott, J. C. B. Halversen Hawthorne Heiberg Jones, L. Kirchoff Martin, C. E. Meny Murph y, E. J. Richardson, W. M. Sims A. Capt. p. B. Parker, Tactical Officer Smith, G. Wenzloff Wheaton Whelchel Fourth Class Privates Axup Bender, G. E. Clinch Corr Davidson, G. H. Fellencer Funston Ginder Hackman Harding Herrmann Holmcr Hopper Hutchinson, C. R. Kurstedt Long, J. A. McGough McKee McNutt Matthews, W. S. Rvan, T. W. Selby Shillock Stanton, R. G. Tangney Upthegrove Whitehouse Zeller ■4f lr ' V ' lf tf ' ir f ! i tA r ltf l tf l tf t c MRSr CLASSMEN OMPANY " T TELLO! This is Captain Parker speaking. I wish you l would send a carpenter over to the Cadet Barracks, Room 1513. Yes, 1513, the D company orderly room. I want an extension on the mantelpiece built. " — We. of D company, are rather proud of the extension on that mantelpiece for it holds quite a few loving cups won in intramural athletics — no, not class cups — intramural cups — yes, that ' s it. Well, anyway, over here we like to think that the mantel- piece in the tac ' s office is something of a shrine, but you don ' t see anybody getting up in the middle of the night to bow down and worship there. No sir! We like the old red comforter too much. If that mantelpiece was full of loving cups for championship sleepers, something like this might have happened — " Hello! This is Captain Parker speaking. I want a carpenter to build me a few hundred shelves. Ch. huh. that ' s it. Thanks. " Have you ever been walking calmly through the sally port after the Corps was dismissed from supper and felt yourself suddenly hurled into the mail box? That ' s the D Company- gang about to celebrate somebody ' s birthday and some of the brothers are pretty hard to catch. That ' s a funny thing about us — we don ' t consider ourselves too old to play — And maybe that ' s wh every fellow in this company feels as though he wouldn ' t transfer for a million. But who ever heard of the Com offering anybody a million? We ' re awfully sorry we haven ' t any funny stories to chronicle here, gentle reader, but, you know, the Howitzer is really awfully particular. Nevertheless, we know a couple of pretty good ones and if you ' d care to drop over to a Boodle Fight — Bring your own boodle! We ' d like to show you that mantelpiece extension (so you could drop some contribu- tions in the Banker ' s Cup — we ' ve got to have Vic records and skags. ' ou know). No kidding, come on over and get a glimpse of the old spirit that makes every D Company man feel that ours is the best little old company in the Corps. SECOND PLATOON Sixty-one v V xW V ? ' ■ lr l ' t«vt« !r l ■J 4 ♦ V t 4 l ' l ' i ' J l ' t xl .ir t t V ' jAV j t virv v - ' ' jf v l Captain Smythe Lieutenants Morris. 1 . A. Conlev, S. G. Blanciiard First Sergeant Fletcher, L. S. Company Supply Sergeant Wells, J. B. Sergeants Vichules Thompson, F. J. Cureton Haiiis La«es Gillette Mead. A. D. Meehan Eddleman Cooper, P. Corporals Gullette lohnson. E. L. Cleland i Barton. R. M. Randall Dansby Larter Black. J. W. De Pew- Lansing Evans, I. K. Barnes, E. W. First Class Privates Bailey, C. N. Burgess Clark, L. M. Clyburn Hames Hosea Johnson, W. L. Justice FIRST Pl.AlOtJN Keeler, F. R. Kuniholni Lightcap Loutzenheiser Lynch. B. A. Noel Pape Scott. J. D. Smith. G. J. Young. G. E. Second Class Private; Karl,)w Hratti.n CAHr. C. W. Ryder, Tactical Officer E McGinness Moore. W. T. Sampson Smith. W. C. Tischbein Toms Third Class Privates Davidson. J. R. Ed mu nds EochI Hamilton Heidner James Lawhon McMaster Masters Morrill 0 ' C )nnor. R. E. Parks Point Smallwood Storke. H. P. Taylor, G. F. Tuttle Fourth Class Privates Bonner Brown. 1 ' . J . Browning Burgess. W. M. Chambers Davis. H. C. Day. F. E. Howe Johnson. R. L. Lewis. M. K. McNamee Mercer Mitchell. P. J. Pegg Rice Ripslinger Rose Sample Simonton Thomas, W. E. Tcilaro Waslihurn. C. A. Whittle VViesenauer Wright, L. I. i r V. fr totr- lf lf j A t Tlf l f t ' l A f t ' t ' ' ! ' ! ' ! ' !j ? ' ' ! ' ' i ' ' l c FIRST CLASSMEN OMPANY T HE curtain rises. Fifty-one plebes plus a section marcher are formed on the company parade. " Sir, E company 4th class present oraccounted for. sir. " We are marched to F. A. drill and greeted by the familiar nasal accented com- mands. " From Bailey, C. N. to Gillette, to Indirect Laying; Irom Gomez to Mead, A. D. to harness and equipment. " etc. Now the curtain is about to fall. The toll of the passing years has been heavy, for there now remains only 35 of the original number. Of those remaining, one is First Captain and another the Regimental Supply Officer. During our first two years we were ably captained by " Good Queen Bessie Bodine. " The next year Milton assumed the helm. Now we have Georgie Smythe. Captain Ryder took over the trying duty of E company ' s " tac " during our plebe January, and has been our faithful " Pop " ever since. How many of us will ever forget that broad smile after the Battle of the Tome, where the E company " Immortals " made one hit out of every two shots fire!? Or who will forget the piteous whines of " We want our papa " when we were ordered to carry our packs 3 miles further than we had expected. Did we do it? No! . . . Although E company is lacking in intramural champion- ships, consider the following statistics. During 1923 we furnished 37 men to the various Corps squads. Among these are two major sports captains, Smythe and Vichules. and an all-around gymnast. Gillette. Is not this a record for any company to be proud of? f ] Our company is also famous for its many sidelights. We have saxophonists, poker players, baldheads, and hair culturists. not forgetting our " Booford, " and the notorious blonde squad. Our numerous societies include the " Funny Faced Club " headed by Kuniholm, " Loutzenheiser ' s Poker Contributor ' s " and " The Pessimist Club " of Brother Toms. While at times other companies are discouraged and bolshe- vistic, we have always had " Sunshine. " Justice and Lawes. No doubt the soldier ' s God. after looking down on E company, has often muttered to himself, " What a com- pany! . . . " fi ;||fl h m •U L i » 4 ' . S A -- " ■■f i. ' i _ ' t ' ri l-v ' ' r V . s hb hh h SECOND PLATOON JV }. Ji. 4V Jl y},. fl ' ! ' ?■-■ 41 - i " ' " -? J7 ' 4 -A 4 4 . J Sixty-three sixty-four ft.■l ' ! l ' ■t ' ! ' ! l ■t " t ' t ' 4 ' t ' ■l ' !f ' l ' t ' l ' ' ' V ' t ' ! ! ' J ' t ■l ' l ' l ' l -Vv vV tr t. A ; I c iiK.si (l,. s Ml■ OMPANY OUR service is just beginning to lollow in earnest tlie cus- tom long observed in Europe of fostering traditions which make certain regiments hving personaUties rather than mere bodies of men. Many regiments have detached officers to compile histories which will help to make the names of their outfits bywords, as are the names of the Scots. Grays and Coldstream Guards. Their task isextremely hard because of the very abundance of the material from which they have to choose. Even so is the task of setting forth the renown of F company. In the beginning we saw F company like all the others, much depleted from the abnormal conditions of ' 17 to ' 20 — consisting of an alarmingly small group of second classmen. a somewhat larger number of yearlings and a monstrous body of plebes. In the early days, our administration was in the hands of the unforgettable Major Homer and the gentle Gross. Later, with the passing of Gross, we came under the sway of De Bardelebeu — a rule of blood and iron. This year, however, the old order changed completely. The brisk and businesslike advent of our new tac, Maj(jr Kemble. startled us a little; and for the first time we furnished our own company commander. Reggie Dean. It is unnecessary to dwell upon the athletic celebrity of the company. Everyone recalls the proportionate number of F company men in last year ' s boxing meets, for instance. In spite of our " runtiness " we have always been adequately represented on the football squad; and it is impossible to enumerate here our players of baseball, track, basketball, soccer and the rest. Even in intramurals we have held our own, notwithstanding some stickling about eligibility rules. Such, in a very sketchy way, is the account of F company. True it is that we have not been first in all things; but it is likewise true that we have not been last in many things. On consideration of our good with our bad, our industrious with our indifferent, and brilliant with our dull, we may justly claim to have done our share, along with the others, to maintain the standards and the honor of the Corps untar- nished and unsullied. SECOND PLATOON I ' if. f. ftyp ' i A Ji. Ji. J j; !, , ; jf, Sixty- five V- , lf j lf t tf { ■! ! r t V tf ' vV t f t lf lf l T JJVl ' If ' t lJ t ?r l lf ' I l ' lf lr i t vl» tr Captain Baughinan Lieutenants McHugh Barkcs Brewer First Sergeant McCormick. O. Company Supply Sergeant McClDUci Sergeants Harper. R. W. Meister Dugan Sehvay Cullen Daniel, CD. Ackerman. S. W. Woltersdorf Friedersdorff Sorley Corporals Hopkins Bowman Holcomb. C. W. Noble Pogue Willing Cabell. C. P. Haynes Carne Hankins Kelley, G. W. Robertson First Class Privates Anding Arias Baker. R. A. Benz De la Rosa Elward Foster. A. P. Howarth FIRST PLATOON McConnell Massaro Matthews. H. F. M. Miller. R. L. Miller, V. R. Penton Rothgeb Scott. E. L. Sollenberger Wallington, M. G. Weinaug Wells. L. F. Second Class Privates Browne. R. A. de Graveiines Dnnford G Maj. V. H. W.mkfr, Tactical Officer Fisher, J. S. Geraghty Harvey Hierholzer Liwski Matteson Miller. H. G. Powell. J. F. Smith. J. M. Third Class Privates Bayer Bowen. F. S. Daniels. H. M. Ehrgott Gailbreath Gilkerson Griffing Kimm Laidlaw Osborne. R. M. Powell. V. O. Purcell. F. X. A. Ross. H. Sentelle Stratton Voung. W. Fourth Class Privates Aguinaldo Christopher Crume Daly. E. G. Dotv Enti W. A. Hawkins, D. C. Hocker Hunter, W. H. Johnson, W. M. Kavlor Koch, L. V. Laubach Martin. U. S. Naylor Nelson. O.I. Paxson Savage Segarra Stark Thompson, W. G. Thorpe . JJ Jf, Ji J JfL J Sixty-six Il t 1 - i- -? - FIRST CLASSMExV c OMPANY H inchi ERE beginneth the annals of the seventh of the 12 tribes of West Point; covering the period of captivity wliich extends from July i, 1920, to June 12, 1924. Physically speaking this tribe is among the least of these, but what G company lacks in size it makes up in spirit. At the end of plebe summer, men were drawn from all of the six companies to make up what is now known as G company ist Class, and a rare collection it proved to be. VVe immediately plunged into academic work with more spirit than ability, and it soon became apparent that the G company contingent of the Class of 1924 was, for the most part, composed of confirmed goats. We managed to get through the year, however, with comparatively few losses of any consequence. The first thing we did to distinguish ourselves as yearlings was to carry away all honors for goat corps, having the five absolutes and four more not far above. After ten days ' rest, from our strenuous plebe days we packed up and were off for Camp Dix. There we again took up activities and every man who attended will undoubtedly recall with pleasure the " Stagger Inn, " kept by one of our illustrious, if fallen, members who is now married and settled down somewhere in Tennessee. After returning from Dix we plowed through the heavy yearling year as only goats can, though not without losses. Even our one and only Engineer lost his stars. Then came furlough. Every man who ever went to West Point (and several ladies who did not) knows about furlough, so let us pass it by with a sigh. At this writing we of the Class of 1924, G company, are beginning to realize that we may well look back with pride and pleasure at the accomplishments and events of our sojourn here. We will not soon forget " the G company marksmen, Pablo ' s Pride and Joy " nor Major Griswold ' s " Best Company in the Corps. " Neither will we forget the many pleasant parties with entertainment by famous individuals which were held after taps. SECOND PLATOON Sixty-Sfven . v4v;j j 4w,v . V ' b l ' t ■tfd ■■ y V t ♦ V ' rf V xVUAjr Jf l l l Jf t Jr t t !J ' t ! ' t t t t ir ' i i ■ v! ■] vif tf i tf ! ■ r» ' l ! v f iAlrvV fr - ji• V r jrtVv fy ij tr j Captain Cummings Lieutenants Mabie Furuholmen Ives First Sergeant Keeley. H.J. Company Supply Sergeant Itschner Sergeants Haile Massey Cavenaugh, H. T. Raguse Sather Berry. L. C. Marinelli Hopewell Samouce Finnegan C orporals TuUey Myers. CM. Purdue Treacy Garver, R. T. Beatty Barnett Henn Lord, W. A. Coursey Deveraux Strickland First Class Privates Adams. J. C. L. Allen, T. H. Boatner Crandall, M. B. Kernan, G. M. Kernan, P. M. Koszewski FIRST PLATOON McComsey Maher Moore. D. M. Moses Nelson. O. L. Regnier Reynolds. R. D. Rule Van Way Wood, V. R. Second Class Privates Bennett, J. H. Clark, R. T. Deutermann Grayeb Lincoln H Ma.t. J. A. L.4DD, Tactical Officer Long Senior Soule Third Class Privates Andersen. J. R. Brady. B. V. Ehrhardt Gaffney Harwell Jones, M. D. Land Miter Nelson, M. R. Parker Raney Skinner, M. L. Strickler. J. C. X ' anMeter Wheeler Fourth Class Privates Allen. J. B. Bartosh Blaisdell Cody Daughtr Dean. H. E. Erbeck Graybeal Harrington Isaacson Jones. R. D. Kirby Kunesh McGown MacDonald Mead. C. P. Minaker Moses, M. Potter Rudisill Shaw. L. E. Sinclair Spurgeon Steed Sterling Theuer Washbourne, L. B. Will Yager Sixty-eight v v4V{. . ,;v,f,.; T t, tf t ty4 K l lf t t l l ' tf ?f • ' lf V ' t ' l l ' t l ' _ ' ! t ir ' l tf v?f ' f tf jn jf vjrxli xf Tf xtr ! ilf it fr If vt t! ! ! Jf ' if tt ' t v! c FIRST CLASSMI ' X OMPANY COME — would you tarry long enough in turning these pages to meet the " Troops " of H company? an aggre- gation as vari-colored as Joseph ' s coat, wherein each hombre does liis bit to form the harmonious, compact and contiguous social group. The curtain rises and before you pass the shining lights of this happy family — each with liis distinctive mark. Hark — sweet harmony of Hades — ' tis the renowned avia- tor, poet, diarist. Jack of all Tales, J. C. L. de X. Y. Z. broadcasting another of his mangled melodies. Next El Generalissimo Boatner with Aide de Campe Hopewell. A flash of stars and curls from " Emmer " and then the stage creaks with Caliban alias Popper, our hero of football, wrestling, lacrosse, piano jazz, and many another indoor sport. Alas, what sound is that? ' Tis wailing in the Harem as our Sheik goes flying over the burning sands. But now the Harem smiles again, for to the rescue flyeth Gussie — the talcum powder love bird. And who is this man witli terror written on his ashen face. ' Tis Dinty Moore fleeing from his constant nemesis, Moses, whom you can just see over there peeping slyly from the bulrushes. And the pair who caused King Keeiey to doubt the quality of his home brew, our Siamese duet G. M. and P. M. models of fraternal simili- tude. Nor must you fail to meet our Bolshevik delegate, Trotsky, .Skiboocli and our Hadgi Stavros and his Logan- berry, nor those two boon companions. Van Way and Wood. Next our two canny Scots, Rule and Ma Humpsy, the Scandihoovian trio of Eskimo Pete, Barney, and little Swede Nelson, and our Irishmen, Maher and Finnegan. Oh, yes, and our little Marteen Cabelli, alias Tony. As the curtain falls, there looms in the background many a jolly lad and some of a more serious vein who have passed unnoticed. And H company ' 24 passes on with a fond " au revoir " to the old bark and her kindly Master, our Prince of Peace, Jesse Ladd. SECOND PLATOON Sixly-ninc ' ■ tj ' t ' f $ ■ lf - Sf ' ' V " i ' I ' ' ' JJ ' l ' t ' tj ' if - r FIRST PLATOON ' I Captain EUinger. D.J. Lieutenants Bingham Ent •Thompson, F. S. First Sergeant Luebbermann Company Supply Sergeant Sexton Sergeants Harrison, E. H. Bidwell Binford Bonnett Moore, J. G. O ' Connor, W. W. Outcalt Eyerly McLaml5 Darling Corporals O.xrieder Nicholas Chamberlain, T- L. Smith, T. E. Bowers Rig- ins Bolduc Lynch, G. P. Burbank Rupoert Plaister DeArmond First Class Privates Cleary, W. J. Coombs Gibson, R. V. Herbine Hutchinson, C. B. King, H. C. Kreidel Mitchell, R. T, Phase V Ramsey, J. V. Royce Shunk Stadler Stevens, F. R. Summerall, C. P. Second Class Privates Black, C. A. Burback Canham Clay Gaddis McManus Mason Neprud Pettit Summerlin D. Cap I. L. b . lloBRS, Tactical Officer Third Class Privates Burghduff Burwell Chappell. D. H. Devo Douglass, V. T. Grinder Hutton Johnson, A. H. Maude McNerney. C, MoUoy Silverman Stagliano Walker, W. A Watson, A. E Young, R. D. Fourth Class Privates Berrigan Burdge Car lock Cloke Curtis, R, W. Douglas, H. C. Easton Grover Hartlev Hedekil Henry, J. Q. Kenn ' tvilgore McManus. T. K. Martin, G. E. Mechling M inter Morgan Ostenberg Pachynski Perrine Schull Stewart, W. H. Strickler, D. G. Terwilliger Thrams ' ickers Wesner Wevher Wheeler, F. V. Williams, L. R. Woitkievicz Seventy v- i tfif- ' yi ' - ' ix- if i S -i t ' ' ' - ' ' ' - i- l ' ' y b ' i.r ' ij i ' if ij ■ - f -itf t l l j ? l l lf i ' l l lf At tf - ji- f ' c FIRST CLASSMEN OMPANY To those of us wlio have had the pleasure of spending four years, more or less, in I Co.. the task of expressing our feelings in leaving it behind seems hopeless. Our predecessors left us a wealth of company spirit which has been a pride and pleasure to us all and it is our fondest hope that we have been able to instill it in those who take up our work. During our four years under the able leadership of Wilson. Roper and EUinger. the company has steadily pro- gressed in maintaining and improving itself in every way. We make no claim at being a model company, but we do claim for I Co. an all-around record second to no other company in the Corps. " Drags " and " slugs " and " makes " have all been chalked up in our memories, but never has the consistent spirit of the whole been changed. In academic work we have had our ups and downs. The found list never spares us, but our casualties have not been abnormal. Stars are lacking on the collars of any ' of us, but as a group, our worries over foundation have not been too great. In athletics, too. we have contributed our share, over 50 per cent, of our company being on Corps squads, and many of them excelling in their particular sport. Socially, w e ha ' e also been well represented. Hops and tea fights always number some of our snakes among those attend- ing. The T. D. has favored us not only by calling upon us to furnish our own company officers, but also a Battalion Commander, the Regimental Supply-Sergeant and a Sergeant Major. To you who follow us we leave an organization and a spirit which it is your duty to preserve and foster in the years to come and an assurance of our memories of kaydet days. SECOND PLATOON A4 iv:tf, ,j ) Seveniy-one ! ■t Wr. W t ' l l l tr ! l ■ t. lJ tlX t t xl tf i -l ' i tf l ■i l tr■t ' jA . o .ir, Captain Wallace. E. C. Lieutenants Roberts. T. D. Landon Vogel First Sergeant Stewart. J. A. Company Supply Sergeant Bicher Sergeants Roberts, H. B. Lazarus Moore. J. E. Skinner. L. A. Day Frierson Rogers Bailey. K. R. Linn McConahay Corporals Cavenaugh, .A. A. Withers Margeso ' n Wright Coivder Deerv FIRST PLATOON Pyne Robins. E. A. Stika Thomas, R. G. Trew Vaughn Second Class Privates Brabson Bradford Br an. J. W. Cleaves Greensweight Harper. H.J. Peterson. A. S. Willems Schenck iur R. E. Grubbs Dunn. F. E. Giddens Lamb Boll First Class Privates Evans. ' . Griffith. L. E. Keiler. R. D. Leonard. G. B. Loome Prather Procter Purcell Mai. C. a. B.-iCBV, Tadical Officer K Third Class Privates Barney Broadhurst Burns. J. R. Creasy Ford. H. P. Forde. H. M. Kam merer Krueger. J. N. McGeehan Peck Prudhomme Quinn Sugrue Tausch Toftoy Woodbridge Veomans Fourth Class Privates Allen. G. McK. Asnip Bailey. H. M. Bell. R. E. Carmichael Coimihan Daly. M. F. Donahoe Felber Foley Glasgow, V. J. Harron Hennig Holton Kehoe Kuter Luebbermann. H. A. Lundquist Lynch. C. A. McArthur Melov Miller. A. M Morrison Nelson. R. T. Perrilliat Smyly Thompson, J. V. X ' anderblue TJ rJ TT rT rT rJ n n n TT n rT ijCT i rT , y J lj-J J ft Seventy-lwo 1 ■ t t r t j t, j. ;, l,,l, lrvt - r .J M l t, I _ f ff , t y V V 1 ■ lr j A J FlKSl ' CLASSMEN c OMPANY EVEN the worm turns — yessir. " Kay Co. " has two star men. almost two first lines from summer camp, and an intramural cup for the orderly room. It helped I com- pany to win the summer baseball championship, and (sh-h — we hate to admit it. really) it even graduated its old standby " Roily " to the Staff. The " rabble " is really getting very " high hat. " The red banner of the K company Bolsheviki has been left in the safe keeping of Mr. Astor, since Gil and the Duster took it with them to celebrate their release from this vale of woes. And it is only by frequent week-end conferences in the city that the " Buzzards " have been able to keep in touch with the old spirit which moved such of its tild stand- bys as " Goof " Stout. Wilhide and Abe Price. With the " top kick. " Archer Stewart, on hand to back him up. Katrinka Wallace has succeeded in running the company as a military organization, despite the recent departure of our redoubtable " Shorty Mac. " This success is due, in part, to the depletion of the ranks of the first class bucks. But " Hank " Frierson in the file closers still keeps the plebes ' necks well in accordance with old tradition. In closing let us commemorate the brilliant triumph of Coach " Dinty " Moore ' s basketball team. General " Gonor- ski " starred as forward, and the rest of the boys put out in a fashion which, while unprecedented in the annals of the company ' s history, is. we hope, but an indication of future accomplishments of the " Buzzards. " SECOND PLATOON t ' -gf tf lrA y b-■ r r ty b r ? 1t ■ ' l r Captain Kirkpatrick. L. S. Duerr Millener Moon Lieutenants Moores, Z. W. Page Hincke Smithers Kidwell, F. E. Stephens, R. V. Watson, J. A. Tacy First Sergeant Second Class Privates Merkle Bird Davis, T. W. Company Supply Sergeant Fuqua Van Wyk Gillmore, V. x . Gould Sergeants Holland. J. F. Thompson, J. S. Brookings Hill. J. G. King, C.J. Mitchell, F. A. Lamberton Raymond, C. S. Strother Ellsworth Kirkpatrick, F. S. H -4 Corporals H ' W Barth Champlain K- %r. Galloway, G. E. Ht ' Kost Ki r__ 4«P»- Woodworth, J. H. Babcock. C. S. K HHP Caldwell k K Barbour Hfe BiT ' McLaughlin V B I Ordwa - HM BH Dulligan H V™ First Class Privates H s Chang P V Chazal Cleary, M. H. Gilford Graves, R. D. Grimm Hewins Holmes, T.J. Capt. C. C. Benedict, Tact ' u Renfro Roberts. L. A. Sears. R. R. Strange Third Class Privates Bleakney Brecht Conzelman Corderman Howard . F . E . March. K. F. Nicholson Sloane Smith, C. R. anHorne ' anSvckle Walker, R. S. W. Fourth Class Privates Abbott Bridgers Campbell. D. Carne " Conrad, J. D. Cox Covle Donica Garland Gilbreth Green. J. W. Hickey Koche " ar Kyster Le ' ings Lindsey Loughbo Lugg Paris Phelan Schewe Schwab Tavlor. H. Todd Townsend West. R. J. Whatley Whittier Wiley. N.J. Williams. C. Wrean. J. T. ugh Sevenly-jour r - -i rj njTT r rr •p ' -if siJ ' iJ• ir i i t yir ' ' tr ' tryl ' ' i ■ if ■ } ifyif if■1i ■liJ ' if if ' tJ ? i ttf ' If v V Jr»l ij ! i x v y lr T .t V . tA fr t ifrxfr- ' tf- ' t-- fr ; 1 ■ »;-».v .;■.,■ , ; ■ - .;-;..; ' ' t ' 1 1 1! E FIRST CLASSMF.N OMPANY IT is indeed with a feeling of unworthiness that I, the com- pany scribe, take up my pen. Who am I, an average mortal, to write of the glorious deeds and the noble characteristics of such a body? Fit subject matter for an Iliad. L company, the perpetual fount of Corps originality. Who among us will ere forget those momentous nights of yore when the sta rs looked down upon that brave one hundred assembled before the 25th Division steps as again and again Willie Burns presented the cup, or that never to be forgotten Sunday when Forestall Adams " gold fish were buried and their tiny graves wetted by the tears of strong men. The barracks would be quiet as men bent over their books or gathered in hushed groups whispering of some new achieve- ment of the " Devil ' s Own. " Suddenly a blare of trumpets, a crash of drums, and the windows would be crowded with awed faces as, headed by their band and following Chang bearing a battle-scarred flag, L company would come marching through tin- ari ' a cm their way to some contest, or mayhap merely giving vent to that overpowering exuberance that ever dwells within the breasts of her sons. How it rings in our ears, that refrain from the " Hellco " song hit of summer camp. " Crit-crit-critty with his crit-crit- critical eyes . . Oh, bring back our Benny, " which was born of the bitterness of woe of first-class bucks whose hopes of the sweet pleasures of a week-end had crumbled in the dust. But how the hills echoed the joyous notes of the morale squad as their chant of " Down with alcohol " rose above the roar of the Liberty trucks which bore " L " and its summer side-kick M company on their way to represent the Corps at the Peekskill National Guard Camp. The company itself has a definite personality, but behind it all there is an indefinable something, which will live long after we have gone, a something which will enter the hearts of its members in years to come, the unquenchable, spirit of L company. May that spirit follow us to the four corn- ers of the earth and when " everything goes dead wrong " strengthen us and gladden us as it did here in the Corps! SECOND PLATOON Seventy-five yf. J 4 j; ■ J - -- r - ' " " 31 r 4j •ir ' ir l-ii r ' ij :» - A V ' ) l «l l l l ' t ' ■ f t tl lr » t l i ! t tr «t t t ' t x » K FIRST PLATOON M Captain Store k, D, G. Lieutenants Riepe Forbes Maglin First Sergeant Smith, L. S. Company Supply Sergeant Stebbins Sergeants Dabezies Krauthoff Stokes Booth. E. F. Stowell Reading Bragan Salmon Jennings Rynearson Hart. C. E. Corporals Newman, A. S. Gardner, R. A. Cannon Wiley Meyer, C. W, Chism Sewall Sco ' el Kuhre Nve Wilson, E. H. Pheris First Class Privates Baillie Barton, O. M. Buck Burger Claybrook Elliott, G. E. Erskine Ford. G. A. Griffin Howell, J. F. Hundley, D. H. Ingalls Kraft McBride, R. J. Reid, G. J. Stubblebine Eareckson Second Class Privates Bailey, D. J. Daugherty Emerson McCormick, J. H. Martin, E. G. Smith. C. H. Van Brunt Maj. V. a. McClli.olh, Tart ' ual Officer Third Class Privates Black, P. J. Barnes, W. H. De Shazo Duffy Ennis Gross Heiser Herte House Johnson, H. W. Kane, J. H. McDaniel McDonough McNamara Thurston Wills, L. E. Fourth Class Privates Bixel Brown. C. B. Condon. R. Curtis, J. D. Deichelmann Denniston, A. B. Doan, L. LaC. Ewing Foster, F. C. Furman Griffith, J. H. Hammer Holtzworth Hunter. R. E. Johnson, M. S. Land. C. W. McCoy McLamb. N. A. Matheson. B. A. Milburn Miller. . . J. Parker, J. R. Pence, W. P. Prichard Randolph Riehon Rivers Scott, L. S, Spivey Stober Thiebaud W ' ilson, D. McC. Worthing Snenty-six , 4V j j ; - j jf. jf ;, 4 j - v . i;v jj ' amj l! t j tf t W ' t - ' - j ' tf if ' l ' t V f l L lr xt xt t( f V t ' t ' l -j ' ir c OMPANY FIRSr CI.ASSMl.X WHILE the would-be great minds of the other com- panies are staying up after taps trying to think of something better to say about their respective organi- zations, while file-boners and cookie pushers are feverishly searching for elusive words of praise, we of M company go about our work in the same old indifferent way. We claim no laurels, neither do we seek a prominent pedestal in the local hall of fame — or notoriety. Let others strive for recognition and contend for positions ahead of the field. We know that our superior qualities are apparent enough and need no ad- vertising. We refuse to make a vulgar display of ourselves. If we are overlooked or forgotten when the honors are being distributed, so much the better. Trophies only clutter up the orderly room, and we are ever exponents of simplicity and neatness. Of course, if we really cared to exert ourselves, we could easily surpass the others. As it is, we have three team captains, two ex-captains, and stars in every branch of sport. M company leads in everything without half trying. Who made deadbeating Chapel a tradition for first classmen? M company. Who went to Peekskill during summer camp? M company. Who has the most slugoids in the Corps? The answer is still M company. However, if at any time we should presume to exhibit pride, it would be for the following things. First, M company has " the one and only " Pop Rynearson, griper extraordinary. We care as little about being first as last. Last and most important of all, we are the meu of the Corps, and have nothing but contempt and disgust for such asinine persons as tea fighters and keen files. SECOND PLATOON f- ' jTf rf ' F F ' T Tr ;: " . - ,», . , v ,i ,v y,v y, i rf. . j j jf. f. 4 jv yi Seventy-seven ' j y- r- -i- l ' }i. i f ' ' J,! , in!■ , y• , S, lf ' i. ' , ■li, t ' » ■t:•b ' i,-i ■ r ' iJ•i -i •!r ' tr ' t ' ' ' ' l ' ' i ' - Battalion Staffs Trudeau Cadet Captain aii ' l di er Second Battalion France Cadet Lieutenant anr tant Second Battalior Burrill Cadet Battalion Se Major Ker Cadet Cnpt.-.in and Con er Third Battalion Henry Cadet Lieutenant and tant Third Battalion BuRhcr Cadet Battalion Sei Major Partridge Cadet Captain and Command- er First Battalion MacCloskey... Cadet Lieutenant and Adju- tant First Battalion John Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major iSi : i 4ii?is _ ' . Seventy-eight i H ' ir i ' } ' i if ir S t t, , t , b ir l,,M,,l,, tr t, tr },xtr r. Class Officers I CLASS President — Smythe, G. W. Vice-President— ' $ torck, D. G. Secretary — Slater Treasurer — Goodman Athletic Representative — Stowell Historian — Dillard II CLASS President — Saltzman Vice-President — Champlain Secretary — Galloway Treasurer — Heacock Athletic Representative — Wood Historian — Nicholas III CLASS President— m xh, G. W. Vice-President — Maude Secretary — Baker, W. C. Treasurer — Baxter Athletic Representative — Des Islets, R. E. M. Historian — House St ' i ' cnty-niTie .-Av,, .V W, r V b tW, t V MV ' .V l l t- l ■!M Vl ' l t ' t,x), t t V l i !r.! J x (irep Walls KEY WALLS that rise like spectres in the night, I love you. When I first saw your somber majesty Revealed in all its sternness In the early morning light 1 feared you. But now. Grey Walls, Your high-piled grimness Grows into my life, And every day your frovyning heights Look less severe and seem at times To smile a weird grey smile As if they understand. I look again And all your greyness seems like promised dawn. O Walls of Grey My life is but a counterpart of yours. An always ' promised, never-coming Dawn. — C. T. LANHAM iiiliiiii iiinmu ' i ' " ' Eighty y■ ■ ■ •iflA, i • $ ■ ■tt ' • • b• J • 3y f•iJ ' ■ i ' ' ' i ' h y- ' V. ' l Tlf t ' i ' lf V t j ' t trv r tA? f ? l l ' l ? ? ' t ' r ' l ' l lr tf ?»xt l l Ai lf V tf lnir ! l Tt t JA V V !y Tl» jf lf If t t yff Vvlf lf n - irvV ' irvt f i yi iiitf r i Kifie Slmrpshnoter (3 ' ; Pistol Marksman (3); Hundredth Night (3) ; Color-line (4) ; District Scout Commissioner for West Point (3, 2, 1 ) ; In Charge of Longevity Credit Committee and Work ; Scout- master (3); Wrestling Sqiiad (4, 3). H BS L A W R E N C E W. A DAMS " Larry " Fifteenth ( oHj rcw owr; ' T)istriet SARCOXIE ' " Missouri |A ' E you e er gazed upon a scene of entrancing beauty, such as the Pool at Graduation Hop, or ad- mired the stunning lighting effects at 100th Night Show? Know then that here is the master mind, the artistic brair., the power behind the tlirone, whose technical machinations transform bare boards and mere daubs into marble walls and objets d ' art, of which an angel might be proud. A la C. Witwer Larry " throws a mean Cooper-Hewitt. " Attired in grease-smeared " optionals, " and professionally clutching his trusty " nippers, " H he is the life of e ery mechanic orgy, presenting a perfect picture of an old paterfamilias puttering around his premises — except " Fish " never putters. His movements are as efficient and few in number as Kig Ben ' s. " Hivey " enough, never worried, and possessing a capacity for slumber so great that he counts time like the Eskimo, as " so many sleeps, " his branch picks itself: " Coast and " Sic Semper Fidelis ! JOHN C. La FAYETTE ADAMS " J. C. L. " — " Jazzle " — " Tex ' Eighth Congressional Tiistrict HOUSTON Texas HE cognomen, John Curtis Lafayette, is, in itself, sufficiently weighty to be toted by a Hercules or a Croton. Physical prowess, however, is not the only power capable of sustaining such a n appellation and other distinctions are as worthy of supporting such a name. John, with his nonchalance and his natural antipathy for " bootlick, " is distinguishable among the " bucks. " Curtis, as the fair sex call him, has set palpitat- ing and rampant even the most adamantine hearts, ranging from far Southwest Texas up to, ' and including, Philadelphia. And through it all (until a short time ago) he remained intact. There seemed to be no susceptibility toward vulnerability, but suddenly he succumbed, and now is a typical example of the steadfast! Consequently, most men advise him to take the " coast. " Adams, however, wills to be an infantryman, and it is his opinion that two can manage a home in the " doughboys " as ell as in any other branch. Ja gJ Rifle Marksman; Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1). ' i y•tf■ ' ir ' ir b■ir ■ i if■ ■ ' ir•1tr ir f■if ■ • • ' i ■ Vv f vt ' " ' jAV J vt " vt tr .t ' vl v ' ■ ! ni f t ' ff ■ r if■ t tr r ir tr ir■ ■ i A STEPHEN W. ACKERMAN " Steve " — " Ack " First CoJigressional ' District WALTERBORO South ( V;ro ;«n CKKR.MAN! Special! And as this call sounds down the hall little " Steve " jumps to th-.- door with a " Down here, please, I can ' t come out, " and then, with that broad smile that displays his one gold too.h so plainly, he says, " Thank you. " Thus it has been since that eventful summer at Camp Dix, when the cute little dimple in our Steve ' s chin won for him his O. A. O. And now when the mail dragger has left the room and he has speced the contents, he calmly numbers the letter seven hundred and n ' th and places it on file. Working hard always, he has ranked number one in the Class (alphabetically) from time im- memorial, though e en now it is hard for him to understand how water will stick to this round earth of ours. But then when a man is making his debut as a second Rudolf, why worry about such questions ? When he becomes a great general of industry we will remember these personal glimpses of our little Steve. m Rifle MnrkMiian: Pi-tol M.nrk-man; Corp. (3) Sgt. (1); Baseball Summer Camp. A Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1) C Iymnasium (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Numerals (3, 2, 1). aa CRAIG ALDERMAN " Aldy " T ' hirty-st ' vtiith Co ' tgressioritil ' Tfistrici BATH ,? eiv York TTENTION this wa - a moment while we consider the blond Scotch- man whose grim visage graces this page. Here is one of that small number who, without a single illu- sKjii regarding his next four years of existence, entered this seething cauldron, so lavishly camou- J g flaged with Natiu ' e ' s finest cloak, whence the Army draws its yearly supply of foot-mats. Since his arrival he has spent little more than the eight hours allotted by regulation in the arms of Morpheus, but has helped to erase the lines of the tennis courts and to keep the Boodler ' s stock of magazines low. When our commandant and his henchmen have had occasion to vest that minute part of their authority with which they painfully part each year, Craig has not been with- out favor; only once has he been omitted from the gold-bearing part of our class. Only the army signboard can keep him out of the air service. FA jhty-tliree - ' . af ! f ' l ' t t l ' ' i tr t tf j 1tJ f l l .V J t ' t tf f ' J ' tfNi t tf l lr tr ' l V l x RiHe Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Marksman (3); Choir, Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1); A.B. (1); Christmas Carol Squad ( + ) ; Company Baseball Team. JAMES GRAFTON AN DING " Spivis " — " Ding " Seventh Congressional District HAZLEHURST , ' Mississipl i HIS dashing young marksman is known as " Spivis, the pride of the Magnolia State, " and, although an innocent, blue-eyed infant, as can , be seen from the cherubic counte- nance to the right, he is said to have caused more havoc with the hearts of the tender sex than Adonis himself. It is for those violent love affairs during and after the summer at Camp Dix that he lays his strongest claim to fame, and for the fact that through the whole storm he emerged unscathed and fancy free, still voicing his determination never to marry. But there are other fields in which he has won laurels — h? has the distinction of having taken part in, if not instigated, every " drag " ever pulled off b_ the " G " Co. Proletariat. Our hero is, of course, boning the cavalry, which is quite natural. We hope he gets it, because they want men there with never-failing cheerfulness and spirit such as he possesses. k THOMAS HARRISON ALLEN " Tom " Sighteenth Congressional ' District ST. THOMAS ' Pennsylvania F there were more of his ilk the H world would be better. Thomas is H known by all for his firm steadfast- ness and " inveterate " cheerfulness. No doubt the Tuscarora Mts. and the fields of Ciettysburg, from which he hails, have played an important part in instilling Tom with the ideals of the men who, half a century ago, fought in that locality. At least, his " podunk " and its surroundings, and probably something more important and interesting, have done some- tiling for Tom. He is a true and loyal son of P.D. land. It is peculiar that none of the sufferings, or vicissitudes of Kaydet life affect Tom, except probably the failure to arrive of a certain bi- weekly, blue-sealed letter. That presages an event to which we are all looking forward. This cannot end in failure as there have been no fail- ures in Tom ' s life; witness his triimiph from the number of exams that he took. A fine Infantry officer and gentleman will be lost if he succeeds in getting the Air Service. a mst ' yr■ !i j» S r tf i t ' j tr t totf if ' • ' tf i ' ! ! ' l ' x? l ijf yj S yi ,}! } • ' Id ••■if ' !r ' ir r • ir J ti EDWARD LYNN ANDREWS " Andv " — " Bum " Third Congressional ' District .McALESTP:R Oklahoma T was twenty below zero and Andy ■■ awakened singing souIfuUy " So kiss 1 me again with your hot red lips " — and when the smoke cleared away he was minus a few blankets and certain essential portions of a suit of pajamas. .Moral: never smoke in bed. This domineering Don Juan hails from Oklayhomey, the land of Choctaw Beer; he learned about women while there. Now he P.S. ' s to the tune of a banjo — in the moonlight and other conspicuous places. In fact, he lost his heart one night and just had to throw his banjo in with it, he ' s so generous. If you don ' t believe it, ask B. B. B. Speaking of rings, he ' s a past master of the ring — any kind. Starting with his shoulders on the mat he worked his way up to the dizziest heights of fistic art. Yea verily, knocked ' em dead ! And since this last ring, well, may we drink Andy ' s health in the class cup. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Cast (1); A.B. (1) ; Sgt. (1) ; Camp Illumination Cast (1) ; Boxing (1, 2); Company Baseball Team. aH Si= BjBJB ROBERT CARLYLE ANDREWS " Bob " — " Andy " T ' uenty-sixth Congressional ' District POUGHKEEPSIE ! _eiv York OB was one of those fortunates who knew West Point before he entered the Academy. Having that rare fac- ulty of sticking to the one " femme " he probably figured that between Vest Point and Vassar the former was safer. Incidentally the one femme will certainly engage most of Bob ' s time and attention henceforth. Bob has had his scares as a cadet, academics and examinations, but no one was ever so cheer- fully worried. With a little real effort at the critical times he has always pulled through. In addition he is a real proof of that wornout plati- tude that those who hang dangerously near the bottom of the class are overburdened with wit and common sense. Bob will undoubtedly go to the Doughboys, still saying that the leaves were too few, the days too long, the life that of a slave, and those Mon- days, after a week-end with the One and Only, like a bottomless well of blue ink. Eighty-fi ' ve . , tr " r i , VJ ■S ■ V tA!. J l , , V J, l, t vV ! V i- I tr ) ' l t ' tr Rifle Marksman; A.B. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Soccer (1); Boxing (1); Baseball (Summer Camp). I WILLIAM HOWARD ARNOLD " Count " — " Duke " Nbith District UNION CITY Tennessee ' TOCKY, silent, sober (?), solemn, sleepy and somewhat sentimental. That ' s the Count. " Now, what I want tonight is a nice, cozy " and we all lay back to tall asleep and dream over one of his vivid descriptions of a good evening. Femmes have played a leading role in the life of this young southerner. One day the morning rnail failed and thereafter for three trying days ; ' tis a sad story; the plebes paid and paid and paid. A memory expert of no mean talent, he can recite for you a few lines of almost any well- known verse or poem. By this uncanny method he has foxed them in math, phil, history and such, but not with spec. Yet, ' tis rumored that he has dreams of railroads. South America and senoritas fair; perhaps it ' s nothing but that wicked southern line that he possesses to the nth degree. His choice is the Coast. No, no, that is not the reason — but who can tell? Preparedness is a good slogan. RAMON RICARDO ARIAS " Streamline " — " Ricardo " PANAMA CITY Repiihlie of ' Vunama ilUMPF, Vampf. " These sounds do not come from a soul in torment. They are produced by the " Wild Bull of the Isthmus " imitating a , flock of baby alligators in full cry. He can hold an audience spellbound for hours with his bull lights and alligator hunts, but the party usually breaks up when Ramon begins to dilate on the amphibious rabbits of Panama. In any case, one is amazed at the many tele- phone numbers he carries around in his head. Of course, he never has the right one, so he has to call up eveiT Duerst in the directory before he gets his party or another just as good. He allows for this and starts early, about 5 A. l. However urgent his work, all operations must cease when meal-time comes, for unless Ramon gets his five meals a day he cannot bear up under the strain of marching the goats to all the writs. His noble ambition is to join the A. S., where speed has no limit and reckless driving is not sluggable. aa Rifle Marksman; Sgt. (1) ; Cullum Hall Squad (4). t lrSi - t -«i ' -«l ' l lr ?Ab - tr l ' ' ' l t ' t w CLARK NORACE BAILEY ■■tniy " — " Haul " T ' lcenty-third Cjongressional District MORRISDALE ' Pt ' nnsylvtinia HY is a P. U.? This, the question of the ages, was ans eied when our hero triumphed over the " medicos " at Fort Slocum and became one of Uncle Sam ' s " pampered pets. " Clark soon found that the alphabetical!)- high ranking plebe was due for first " whack " at a number of " soirees. " At driving of sections he soon perfected himself, making famous the fol- lowing form of report: " Sir, this section, ' E ' Co., Fourth-class, Coast Artillery drill section, all present or accounted for, sir. " C. N. contrived to evade the clutches of the Board despite the numerous pitfalls in the aca- demic woods. He was a charter member and prime mover in the Bald-Head Club. On furlough, wine, wimmen and song and all through the four years a cheerful, equable dis- position which has won for him the respect of his classmates. After all the infantry is the only branch, and trench digging is child ' s iilay for an old-time coal miner. i « Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1) Plebe Championship Rifle Team. Rifle NrarksMian; Pistol Marksman. 3ffl i» KENNETH RECTOR BAILEY " Body " — " Cuerpo " Second Congressional District MAOUOKETA HiMORE versatile young man than " Cuerpo " would be hard to imagine. Whether it be at riding, betting, swimming, PS-ing, sleeping, writing letters — but we could go on forever and wjiat ' s the use? His accomplishments are not to be included in a biography of such a re- stricted length as this must be. Anyhow, " Body " (the " o " is like " o " in soap) hails from the great open spaces of " loway " — where men are men and sheep are sheep. And, still true to the State of his boyhood, it is with painful eagerness that he looks forward to the weekly arrival of the " Mosquito-Excelsior, " his own hometown paper. On occasions of its non- arrival he has been known to fly into mad pas- sion and to utter dire threats against the mail dragger. He loves to take a chance — will bet on any- thing and, being so like in character to the hero of Mark Twain ' s " Jumping Frog, " there is no doubt but that he will risk " Coast with. " ) J ' i J li- Jl J t J J , Eighty-seven . i j; i. it- ' J j Jj i ' J J i j ! . ' " i - t■- ' tf ' ' tf t ' •fJ Sn$ tr ' ' t •if if i if ' | ' if ' yl yir x •x!rvtf l Ir !r J ■ llr lr t jr ' ! ' ' ' V ' lf ■ ' xi ' trvi t ir Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Sharpshooter (3); A.B. (4) ; Camp Illumination (1) ; Fencing (4, 3). RUSSELL ANDREW BAKER " Bambino ' i t Large FORT SLOCUM r eiv York RITIXG a biography of Bambino is difficult, not on account of any lack of material, but, rather, because one must decide what to censor and what to use. The career of this bright and gentle-appearing individual is check- ered, to say the least. We have gathered, how- ever, that he spent most of his youth in the Phil- ippines, and the blood-curdling tales of his ad- ventures there have held many an audience spell- bound for hours at a time. Never will be forgotten that memorable night at Camp Dix when this fair young warrior set out on an " after taps " party. Just as he was getting under way the O. C. hove into sight and in no uncertain tones asked him where he was going. Three times he repeated the ques- tion, each time louder and more commanding, but he was rewarded with only the deepest silence — finally, with a great effort, our hero weakly responded, " Out, Sir! " GILBERT FRANCIS BAILLIE •Bert " — " Gil " ■ ' inth C " " 9 ' ' fssional " District ■ ■I tf ' ointcd From T ' hird WOODHAVEX, LONG ISLAND ■ ' eiv i ork " EY, Bert! Got a skag? That a boy! I ' ll take one for my wife, too. " Such is the kind disposition of our military-looking Bert. He who has not seen him grace the back of a horse has still a sight to behold, for never has one decked a steed with more dexterity and form. As far as he is concerned the cavalry is the whole army. Even aviation, with its thrills, has failed to diminish his regard for horses. In his plebe year Bert held the correction of the upper classes in disdain, but after Recogni- tion he blossomed forth into his own. His cheery, aggressive, dominating spirit is bound to win much for him out in the Service, and surely, if the Cavalry does finally claim him for its own, it will boast of a man who thoroughly loves his work. Due to his reticent manner among strangers, few have really understood Bert, but once sought out he is well worth the effort. aa gs. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3) Camp Illumination (1). r » yS -i -drS!A i ' tff- i t J r- V»t ' i tAt ' i l l t ' lr i - ' m LEWIS CURTIS B A R K E S " Lew " — " Elsie " Fourth Qongressionid District YAKIMA If ashinyton jg J g OL R years ago akinia presented M -p jH Barkes as its forenimier and cham- |_£_ | pion to West Point. Endowed H| H with a " je ne sais quoi, " Barkes l BH has steadily gained in inHiience and ability, until, at present, we find him dominating a platoon and captaining the Army track team. Commonly known as the " double captain, " Barkes has displayed his prowess both in the field and on the dance Hoor. At track we may list to his credit the breaking of both Academy hurdles records, three track sea.sons without a defeat, and the crushing of Navy in both hurdle events. This year he is captain, and what is more — he ' ll be on the Olympic Team next summer ! As re- gards his other attribute, I shall leave the glory to be sung in the dim-lit corners of Cullum Hall and by his gossiping fellows. A rabid ' akeman ; a staunch Washingtonian ; a man determined to attend Oxford, and a real pal! Watch his future! s;: «» RiHe MarkMiLin; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3) B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). RiHe Sharpshooter; Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1) Detail (1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (3, Track Captain (1); Indoor Meet (1). Beast 2, 1); a ic WILLIAM H. BARKSDALE, JR. " Billy " — " Hub " Sie hth Co7igresswnal ' Distriit WASHINGTON, D. C. I ' irffinia HE Coast or not the Coast, that is the question that is uppermost in Billy ' s mind. The answer is fovmd in whether there is such a thing as love or not. Though he has for four ears been completely encompassed in the perfumed atmosphere of feminine influence he has still found a way to make a success of this place. He is president of the special delivery department, which was primarily instituted for his personal use. As a scholar and a gentleman, a man among men, a promoter of chance, an ad- vocate of hair-restorers and a connoisseur of the fair he has more than fulfilled his mission as the cadet the president was pleased to appoint. We can see him now in that pretty red brick house at Fort Wright, comfortably ensconced in homelike surroundings, telling the one of his dreams that the set-forward point was not the one he pre- dieted. : mm if ! mw!2 em L Eighty-nine ' .• • •jr ' ir-if ■ ini -if - tr t t xtf ' to!f t ' ' ? tr ' tr ir lr l AV W ' ' W ' Tifc.Tfe.l ' L ' b.L J I K- r. " Pistol First Class; Hundredth Night (1); Pointer Staff (1); Howitzer Board !1): A.B. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Indoor Meet (2). RICHARD L. BAUGHMAN " Dick. " — " Ike " First Cot ' ffressional ' District GRAND FORKS r orth ' Dakota i: ' s and never blond and straight late, This North Dakota guy. He ' s a flanker, it ' s true, but a scrap- per too. With a place for the fenimes in his eye. He packs a sword, and struts like a lord Vith " G " Co. at his side. " Famine ' s " his name, but just the same He isn ' t starved for pride. " Pull in your necks, you sway-backed wrecks. You plebes have got to brace. " So fiery-eyed and undefied He subdues us with his face. As a man of the " Detail " he ' d never fail To dig up all his wrath And after tattoo, with a big ballyhoo. Turn out the plebes for a bath. It won ' t be hard for our old pard, When he ' s stationed far away. For when he ' s a " Loot " and the bandits shoot, He ' ll be the bird who ' ll stay. :Mm:m. OLIVER MALCOLM BARTON ••Mai " Seventh C ' ff ' ' t ' ssional " Distriet HUTCHINSON Kansas HO are you, tall Swedish man with the cornsilk hair? " " Mr. Barton, O.M., sir. " Even thus, the above-mentioned gentleman was spotted as he en- tered the gates of good old West Point. Mal- colm, the man from the prairies of the Golden ' ' est. He tried, he arrived, he survived. Such would be the short of it, but there is much in between. Euclid and Sir Isaac were amateurs in their lines compared to ] Ialcolm, but " Los Sonidos Debiles " were almost too strong for him. In his first childhood Malcolm must have been a stenographer, for here flowery epistles without number flow from his facile pen, and with good effect, if we judge from perspiring " mail drag- gers. " " A letter a day brings the femmes my way " is his motto, and he lives up to it con- sistently. In other indoor sports Malcolm shows equal ability, from playing a good hand in the divi- sional bridge games to vaulting a wicked fence in the gym. Here ' s luck to him. 3© H ' x .M. ;S fgT »8 ' « ? ' iS ' Rifle Sharpshooter ; Pistol Sharpshooter ; Hundredth Night (2, 1) ; Stunt Committee (2, 1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2); Capt. (1); Sunday School Teachers (2, 1); Beast Detail (1); Track (2, 1); Mono- gram (2). ■ tf ' lf ' l ■ vV j t ! ' t ' ' V tf ' ? V ' I ' l ! l ' l ' t xt ir ' !r ! l ' ' tr ir Sr ir ' i fA i - y1f if tr if ' -i F CLARENCE VV. BENNETT " Bennie " Senator -4shurst PHOENIX i,1rizona OUR years ago this sunburned native son deserted the sunny clime of California for the north winds and the cloudy skies of the Hudson. At last, he has decided that the icicles and the frigid, frozen fesses are not for him. Dur ing his sojourn here he has become addicted to horses and tennis. Not getting enough groom- ing, saddling, etc., he is going to enter the Cavalry to complete his training. As captain of the tennis team he has made every effort to avenge the defeat of 1923. As to studies, he is master of that noble attribute of the great and near-great engineers, the noble art of " spec. " But it was this same " spec " of his that saved some of the immortals in their battles with the unknown. In all, he has shown himself to be a true friend, always willing to lend a helping hand, and in the future we expect to hear much of him both as an officer and as a horseman. -i " ;£s iS a Rifle Marksm.Tn ; Camp Illumination (1). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (1); Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Capt. (1) ; Monogram (4, 2). aa HERBERT THEODORE BENZ " Blitzen " — " Benzie " Thirty-eighth Qonfffessioiial ' District ROCHESTER . ' eiv York HICH is Mr. Benz? " " Here, sir! " " Well, sound off the poop! " Thus did this pink-cheeked youth come into Corps-wide fame on the mem- orable day when the " annoying Third Class " returned from their summer soiree at Uix. So hark ye future Prides of the Dis- trict and be careful not to incriminate your- selves via " The Podunk. " He disclaims all re- sponsibility — but he ' s naturally unassuming any- way. Tho ' not a tenth-hound, Herb neverthe- less always has graced the upper section. More than once he ' s knocked down a max. for the week. And as a result his repartee and wit is of such a nature that ill fares the individual who is so unwise as to cross him in argument. A snake? Well, I should say so! Until re- cently most any time one could find him giv- ing the numerous femmes a treat via the mail box, but now he ' s joined the ranks of the " G " Co. Promised. No, it ' s not the Coast, but the Air, for there, as he says, there ' s more room for development. So here ' s the best of luck to you, boy! S i .I ifsCv CJP. ' t-iF .t ? - = jm 5 ;z; a! -ii! i:i 4 i Ninety-tne ' ' ■tf■•if• r ir i ' i .i if ir tf ' i ' ■ M ' ' J••ir ' b l t l if■iJ ' v i ' ! V fr l 1 ! t ' .t ir r l jr fr " = » B E R R ' T ROBERT WARD " Razz " — " Ding " Sixth Congressional T)istrict HACKENSACK eiv Jersey HE young man pictured here won the title of " Razz " early in his cadet days, yet he is not a bit like the berry grown in his native state. Bobby came to the Corps after several years at dear old Rutgers, and by vari- ous manipulations managed to creep into " A " company for his first year. He was soon discov- ered, howe er, and sent to " D " company, one much better suited to his size. This past year, however, he has graced the staff rooms, for our little Bobby wears the chevrons of Regimental Adjutant, and they reach clear down to his elbow. Notwithstanding the fact that he is quite popular with the weaker sex, one young lady long ago prompted his attentions and, oddly enough, he is going into the Coast Artillery when he leaves here. Whatever branch he enters, he will car e out for himself a place of honor as he has at his Alma Mater, West Point. Q LOGAN CARROLL BERRY " Sugar " Fourlh Congressional ' District JACKSONVILLE floriela I RESENTING to you, ladies an ' gentlemen, for the first time in this edition, the one and only human Logan Berry, inventor of the per- petual siesta and owner of the world ' s most permanent cigar. Call at his room any time and you ' ll find him asleep ; if he ' s awake, then some one has called ahead of you, or else a first call has just gone. During some of his few wakeful moments he has been known to concentrate powerfully on certain of Mr. Ziegfeld ' s attractions; during the year he has been seen dazzling the femmes in (jen. Cullum ' s well-known building. A most methodical gentleman, he periodically forswears all women and their evil ways. Ap- parently all the famous fury of the ladies scorned has no terror for him, for here we have him, heart-whole and fancy-free, a promising yoimg bachelor, — if he hasn ' t already rashly promised too much. Yet we despair of his future freedom, for is it not now " open seas on " on young army officers? Rifle Expert; Pistol .Marksman; Corp. (3) ; Supply Sgt. (2); Capt. and Regt. Adjt. (1); Camp Illu- mination (1); Cadet Chapel Usher (1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram in Track; Gvm. (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1). Ninety-ftwo r = " r t; 9 7M »y■»■,i,■ y t i t i x fe tr t r r i l ( V t, t l» ' )f V 8. t t m WILLIAM HARRY BERTSCH •■Harry " United States -It Large SAN FRANCISCO Calif nniia ROM out of tin- Vst lu- came, with no particular liobb ' , but with all the pride of a native son in his State of perpetual snow and orange blossoms. His has been a career practically destitute of annoyances other than an occasional skirmish with our enemies of the East and West Academic buildings. These minor en- gagements have ended, at the worst, in a draw. Although Mischa Elman has nothing on him at playing the ' ictrola, Harry at one time felt the urge for musical expression, with the result that, having unearthed an antiquated uke, he proceeded to make even the hell-cats blush for their profession ! Despite the fact that he has narrowly escaped pomade shampoos on many occasions, because of his perverted sense of the latest in bright remarks, he ' ll probably make many a poor artillery nag go over the hill out of self-preservation, and if only they could use him to tell grinds to the enemy, he ' d win more battles than did Napoleon ! T «S Rifle Marksman (3); Pistol Marksman (3); A.B. (3); Sgt. (1). I ' K- -S W- j.- H gi- ' ar ' g? ' Rirte SliarpslioDter; Pistol Marksman; Stjt. (2, 1). R A Y M O N D T. B E U R K E T ■ •Hucket " tijteeiith C " ' 9 ' ' ' ' Sii ' tial ' Distriet HONESUALE ' Fetnisylvania ROM early indications " Bucket " seemed to be a confirmed woman- hater, but as his career as a cadet advanced his social status developed. Now he may be found at all func- tions where femmes appear. His standing speaks for his academic profi- ciency, but it remains for us to bear testimony to the fact that this was attained through perse- verance and a natural aptitude for work. " Bucket " formerly expressed his preference for the Coast — we suspect " Coast with " — but some mysterious forces have transferred his favor to the Field. Here we may expect to see him serving conscientiously and climbing to the top. Yes, Ray has a hobby, and no insignificant one either. Wall Street and the financial markets have invaded the quiet of his sanctuary and dis- placed bunk fatigue and mattress drill. It is regrettable that the Army is to rob the nation of a great financier. P ear S ' incty-tlirec r V. ! ' l; t ! r ■V A. x -Jy t tr lMt l t ' lr■t V Vx ' t ' t »l; ty i ■if t Rifle Expert; Pistol Marl sinan ; t ' atholic Choir (2); Co. Supply Sgt. (1); Beast Detail (1); Gymnasium Squad (2, 1); Rifle Squad (2); In- door Meet (2, 1 ) . BRUCE WOODWARD BIDWELL ■■Buster " Second Congri ' ssioniil ' District SALT LAKE CITY Utah EHOLD! The most loyal wor- shiper of the great God Mor- pheus. Bruce came to us from Utah, the land of the Mormons, a wild and woolly character. Since then West Point has changed him greatly. One of these vast changes is that at most any time during the day one can find him wrapped in his red comforter on the " Shrine of Sleep, " busily engaged in knitting up the " ravelled sleeve of care. " Another great change wrought by life at our " Rockbound Highland Home " has been his atti- tvule toward the fair or inifair sex, as the case may be. At first he was an ardent snake, drag- ging the femmes one and all as they came his way. Lately, however, his attitude has quite reversed, becoming very cynical ; one might almost say he has turned misogynist. Buster is one of the few engineers boning the " doughboys. " We will soon see him as success- ful in the Infantry as he has been in the Corps, because he possesses the characteristics which make success inevitable. GEORGE ANTHONY BICHER " Beech " — " George " Sixth Co?z rMjio7;n Tiistrict HACKExNSACK .Vrii ' Jersey ROM the land of sand dunes and mosquitoes came this member of our class. To hear him continually boasting of his native state would ordinarily lead one to believe that it is a wonderful place. But when the sound of his praises falls upon the ears of his classmates who were compelled to spend two whole months within its confines it is merely the signal for a rain of curses upon the powers which were re- sponsible for their sojourn at Camp Dix. He must ha e taken it all to heart, for on Eurlo he forsook his homeland and spent the greater part of his time touring the European Continent. Since his return we have all had the pleasure (?) of hearing him tell of his adven- tures at least once, for the mere mention of any podunk in Europe is sufficient to start him going on a ne er-ending line of B. S. He succumbed to the enchantment of Mitchel Field, and since then has been an ardent sup- porter of the Air Service, which branch he hopes Hundredth Night (4, 3, 1 ) ; Corp. (3); Sgt, (I); Golf (Asst. Man.) (2), (Man.) (1); Mono- gram (1). t t St Jy tr ' tf Wr V lf lf tf ' !r ' t iry t tfy r 1f t i THOMAS EDWIN BINFORD " Tom " T ' cntli Congressional ' District MILLEDGEVILLE Qeorgia HOM came out of tlic Sunny South to join the line of gray. He is quiet, with a decided lack of ego- tism, a strange combination of effi- I ciency and indifference. It did not take him long to decide that discipline left in him a feeling of discontent. Vith many idle threats of resignation, he has stuck to his guns and left behind him a record for business which has seldom been equaled. Never guilty of an act of unfairness or meanness, and with a heart of gold, Tom has gained a multitude of friends in the Corps. He is not a snake, but, nevertheless, has a following among the fairer sex which would make many a " hopoid " sigh. While a cadet Tom ' s main acti ities have been African golf. Corps team, tennis, twentieth division champion, clog dancing, unexcelled. After over four years of reveilles he bids farewell to his friends and takes the Air. ■={ c %£ i .gfes es=; j;gw: i3 JLix Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Sft. (2) ; Lt. (1) ; Beast Detail; Soccer (3, 2, 1); Monogram in Soccer; Swimming (1); Baseball (1); Baseball, Summer Camp. JC ' 43=SdaClBCrfeC1s« ' 3 C S1i !.X Rifle Marksman; Corp. (5); Sgt. (2, 1). 30 1 T LEONARD L. BINGHAM ••Ring " Fifth Congressional ' District PHILADELPHIA ' Pcnnsyk ' mia HIS fair-haired youngster came into our midst unheralded and unsung, and won the hearts of all by his sincerity and cheerfulness. He seems to have found the happy me- dium of study, work and play — an engineer by nature. He has always ranked among the best, whether it be class rank, athletics or just " the gang. " His class rank has won him distinction ; his athletics the captaincy of the soccer team, and his goodfellowship the high esteem of all who know him. With ambition, a sprightly spirit and ability such as this he cannot fail to attain any goal to which he may aspire. " Here ' s to you, old classmate. And as the years roll by. May you always be, as now you are A man — sincere and strong — Ace high. " j si i m - SiTifty-fiie j j;y4 j; j ij j ' j; ' i ' i ' •if. ' i ' if • i i t t »r ' t " tr t t V ff V ' l I Al tV f ? lf l t Al tr t t t l ir tr V l lr i t t ir ir V iA! xj If J lr t ' j vtf V v! I ' t ' xl it ' lf l V ' lr Jf ' V ! Vvt ' rf ' fr !r lr !r-t Rifle MarUMiKui (3) ; Pistol MarkMiian (3) ; Honor Committee (1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1). FIS HER SHINHOLT BLINN " Blinny " — " HoIhrook " — " Brick " Slivfiith C ' -) " ? ' ! ' " ' " " ' T)istri(t MARION Indiana □ E ' ERAL years ago Indiana jumped into fame when her loyal sup- porter, Rlinn, came to West Point. Hlinn has been doing the jumping since, both literally and figuratively. -le has lived down all hoosier sentiment, how- ever, and P) Compan regrets his recent trans- fer to C Company. Since plebe days Fisher has been a marked man. It ' s his hair. In fact, to many he is known as Red. Others refer to him merely as Fish. The latter appellation, however, is inappropriate, as Fish was one of the leading Walri in plebe swimming. Fisher keeps rather busy. Resides collecting chevrons he goes out for Athletics, taking part in the annual Lacrosse battles. It is nmiored that he has been quite active elsewhere. It is said that Rliiin will attend a chapel formation following the regular gradu- ation exercises. Congratulations are in order. At this formation, at least, he won ' t be best man. WENDELL BLANCHARD " Blanche " Fifth Congressional ' District TYNGSBORO r Iassachusetts ERE he is. Gentlemen! A blond from Massachusetts and actually proud of it! No, ladies, not a chance I Early in yearling ear, Vendell showed a proclivity for .snaking, and Camp Dix saw him blossom out for awhile, but, like many other good men, he met his Waterloo, and has been boning whatever branch it is " Vith, " ever since Furlough. Some men, in their idle moments, turn to cards or to games of chance, but not so with this young chap. A book and a skag are all that he re- quires for solace, and time passes quickly when he is thus engaged. In his four years with us he has proved him- self a quiet but efficient worker as well as a general good scout, and has made friends of all those with whom he has come in contact. He has always stood high with the T. D. and the Academic Departments, but, what is more im- portant, has stood high with his classmates at the M Rifle E.xpert; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3); Sup. Sgt. (2); Capt. (1); Wrestling (3, 2); La- crosse (2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (3). b t ' ' l lf J ir t» ' l lol ' t t ' t tA! t vV l ■ l Ir iy ?y tf trxt lf ' t i ! ' t ' t it l y f ' fr lf i ' yi 1if ' 1 i l ! i ir J if tr iry ' ,t t-- jrxt tf » fr ] N HAYDON LEMAIRE BOATNER " Boat " — " Soljer " Second C ' " ' ff ' ' ' ' " nl ' District NEW ORLEANS Louisiana O, dear reader, this is not a blonde Apollo, merely J. C. L. Boatner. He came to us from the swamps, but not until he had learned to soldier among the Terrible Devil Dogs. In fact, he learned so much abou t soldier- ing that he is recognized as one of the best in our midst — he bashfully admits it. There, also, he won a tin medal for good conduct. However, this medal has never seemed to impress the " Com, " for our hero walked miles and miles — ■ but not for good conduct. We have never been able to delve very deeply into his past with the femmes, but, from the sublime look in his eyes when a certain name is mentioned, we judge that his cares d ' amour are almost over. Could it be that he captured her by singing " The Army ' s Coming Down the River " or some other song which he sings with such fervent emotion? Anyway, we wish him luck and in the future niav success crown his work in the Army. " =! » Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Ring Committee, Co. Rep.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Silver Bay Delegation; Base- ball (4, 3, 2, 1), A in Baseball; Basketball (4, 3, 2), A in Basketball; Swimming (1). Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Honor Committee (4, 3); A.B. (2); B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); A.M.; Wrestling (4, 3) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Baseball Summer Camp. 3» M CHARLES ROGERS BONNETT " Baldy " Seventh Congressional District PORT HURON lichigan ESS call sounds. Some hundreds of cadets grab their mess kits and cups and make a mad rush for the grub line. In the midst of the melee we see Bonny dash by. When the kitchen has finally been reached, who should be first but Baldy, waiting to be served. First call for seconds. Holly is again at the front. In any undertaking, the above characteristics are shown by his being ready and willing to do his part. Boimy, with his many fake nomers, attained fame soon after entering the home of Uncle Sam ' s pets. Even as a plebe his athletic ability was soon recognized and is now sho ' n by his two A ' s and a star. Bonny ' s pep has always been an outstanding feature in whatever he does. Full of life and humor, Baldy makes friends with whomever he meets, even his opponents on the field. We, his many friends, wish him success in his chosen profession, civilian life. Ninety-seven V-- , -.tf- tr ' i itf t l lf V ' t ' xV ' ' -itf ! ! l l !f lf t ' r t b tj lf t lf ' l ' l ' lf l«v Rifle Sharp huoter; Hockev (1); Polo (1); Indn Meet (3, 2). im EDWARD FEARON BOOTH " Doc " T hird Congressional ' District SPEARFISH South Dakota EREWITH is a composite picture of those things we dream of as typifying all that is to be desired of quiet unassuming manliness. If he has a single vice, it is yet to be discovered ; in fact, we feel safe in saying he has none, for he has completed his four years here without having learned to cuss. He could be a snake if he wished, his stalwart handsomeness has been known to cause more than a passing flutter in the heart of many a fair lady. But he refuses to Hirt, believing that his direct simplicity and open sincerity are qualities worth retaining. Eddie ' s ambition has never been toward tenth- boning. However, he did win distinction, also the name of " Doc. " At the last writ in Hygiene he needed a 3.0 to keep from being turned out. He got it. " Doc " doesn ' t know which branch he will favor, but one is certain to receive a cheerful, contented and efficient soldier. t Ninety-eight B CHARLES LOOMIS BOOTH " Red " Tiventy-first Congressional ' District NEW YORK : eiv York I EHOLD a man who, overcoming the handicap of being born in a New Jersey " podunk, " has risen to the dignity of a typical New ' orker, having a working knowledge of every hotel in the city. Once a year Loomis utters his feeble bleat, " I know I ' ve said it before, but this time I ' m turned out cold. " It never means anything though, and the various P ' s have regretfully passed him up. It ' s inevitable that such a man should have something of the " snake " in his nature, so oc- casionally some lovely lady goes home to brag to her friends about the fascinating kaydet who dragged her last week end. Loomis swears that he ' s going in a branch where he can use a pair of boots, although just to be on the safe side he professes a strange love for the " doughboys. " But the odds are on the Field. " Say, boy, how ' s that fer a head of hair? " M» 3 K ' - ' . - vi -- v- ■ . ' " ■v ' ? .: Rifle Sh.irpvhooter ; Pistol Sharpshooter ; Hundredth Night (1); Sgt. (2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1). ■■ - tf- lr- xb f t j " i ' ' t ' At t ' ' i ' 4 l l ' xl l t ' ' tr t ' xly xlf tr tr t l ii ' i tf1fl lryl l ' ' lfyi ' lf if ' ■ly v ' t ' t VT i v f ' ' ' t ' ' ' t •• ONTO PRICE BRAGAN " Branigan " ! intli ( on ;r.f.t ow« ' District BIRMINGHAM Alabama HE n ' ght-haiid piece of Southern architecture is known as Brag. As a rule he doesn ' t brag much, especially about red-headed Southern fenimes. He is back among them no v, how- them the line learned at Cullum ' s-on- ever, tellin the-Hudson. Brag is a man of many parts. With the weapons of War, with the paraphernalia of ath- letics, with everything, in fact, but the good old English language, he is an expert. For deficiency in the Mother Tongue he paid one Christmas Leave, but he smiled and sounded ofi a " ea Furlo. " The T. D., early in recognizing his possibili- ties, made an aristocrat of him for two years. We know they were never sorry because he al- ways did his work quietly and efficiently. Never- theless, for all his elTiciency, down beneath that mechanical precision, he is all that a gentle-eyed femme, or a wild-eyed one, if you wish, could possibly desire. If we can sell this young gentleman to the world we guarantee him every inch. ■={ «f Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3) Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Football (4, 2, 1); Wrestling (4); Baseball, Summer Camp. a» JOHN HENRY BREWER " Honest John " Second Congressional ' District NORWICH Connecticut ERE he is, fellows, that good-na- tured Connecticut Yankee. Just take a look at that handsome physiog- nomy and I am sure you will agree with me that that queer little smile xouid make any femme ' s heart beat faster. Did you ask if he were hivy? Well, rather. No " P " ever made John lose any sleep and in the realms of math., phil. and electricity he held his own with the best. No, the ability to accumulate tenths is not our hero ' s only accomplishment, for he has always stood well in the eyes of the T. D. When the make sheet was read out in June none of us was surprised to see John blossom forth with three neat new stripes on his shoulder. Events proved that those chevrons were not misplaced, for the runts will long remember with what placid indifference John dominated the first platoon of G-H Co. in summer camp. , |fw fiv M " ? ' ; " ,v ,j. -jVvj y;. .f. j ; j 4v . t jj Ninety-nine ■■ .• •iri ' irif ir fr r •S ' f ir ' f J ' l l l i?r T;xtf " ' tf ty tyxl ' tf !f t t ' l l ' l ' ? i i l ' M vJ l l jAj trvir ir trvb j j AVxJ xl v Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. TRL E Southerner, Binny comes from a State famous for its hand- some women and handsome (?) men — Cieorgia. He is even so immodest as to admit it. As becomes all Southern gentlemen he began early in his career as a cadet, while still a Plebe, to show the sign of the snake. His admittance to the privations of Cullum Hall proved these previously noticed omens to be dependable. Sat- urday usually found him changing cuiTs and won- dering whether it would be the Playgroimd or Flirtation the following afternoon. But it is not only in the ballroom that Cam- arade finds his pleasure. A smoky room with several kindred souls is a sure bet. " Have you heard this one? " He is the life of all such groups, not because of the smoothness of his stories, but because of the unmerciful way in which he can murder what was once a good tale. Of all good fellows he ' s one of the best. = m ROBERT L. BROOKINGS " Bob " — " Brooli " Twenty-fifth ( on r«HO?in ' District DU QUOIN Illinois HE Boy Sergeant from Illi-noise! Yes, he makes a lot of noise, but we can excuse that because he is a real song-bird in the choir. Then when he gets his hair slicked down -the " femmes " all go crazy over him. W T — C:)h boy- No wonder he drew the only 3.0 " blind drag " that ever came to the Point. He seems to prefer the middle-western girls, though, for upon his return from furlough he originated the idea of doing his own laundry to keep in favor with the treasurer. He says he wants the Field, but there is still a good chance that he will go to the traditional Engineers. Always in the " engineer sections, " he is ready at any time to show you how to solve a problem. However, he doesn ' t waste any time with overstudying, for he is willing to demon- strate that he can hold his own at any game, whether it be tennis, golf, letter-writing or love- making. Rifle Sharpshooter; Choir Chapel (4, 3, 2, Sgt. (2, 1) ; Tennis (3). 1); V ■A t ' tfxt f t l 1 tr- tf ' tAtl At ' r tf t t lr l l ■ U ' yif if i v ' vV f i i i Jr if • lf ! l ' l v Jf tf Sf tr- ' tf yii ' if f if4f t i r .if iryir-i PERRY WILLIAM BROWN " P. Willie " Eleventh Congressional ' District SAN DIEGO California HOUGH " P. Willie " is not a pro- fessed snake, that languid look in his big expressive eyes betrays him and flashes a warning signal to all P.S.-ers who would not lose their It is rumored that one youthful inno- Tm fair drag: cent failed to note that warning glint. This fair son of balmy California is delight- fully inconsistent in his academic efforts, drop- ping and regaining files seemingly at will. The annual reckonings, howe er, have never found him far from the pleasant end and he plans to capitalize that happy fact in securing the coveted " Coast with. " Comfortably ensconsed in a cozy seashore bun- galow, snug in the realization of duty well done, we would like to drop in on P. Willie some eight or ten years hence. That he would be accompanied in his joy by more than his usual radiant disposition is a safe conjecture. «{3 «BE A.B. (4, 1); Sunday School Teachers ( + ) ing (2, 1). A.B. (4, 3); B. A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Indoor Meet (4). 3» S N WILLIAM JAMES BRUNNER " Bill " Tenth (7o«i " f-S ' ' o«fl District TA ' LOR Texas OTWITHSTANDING the claim of psychology that we are essentially all alike, the fates have decreed that Rrunner shall be a " Distinctive In- dividual. " He hails from Texas, the land of beautiful women and virile men. Speaking of women, that is where Bill excels. With his Line, he could sell the femmes gunny sacks for Paris gowns. Brunner will live to see the Judgment Day if he can find a way to use all the heart beats that the ladies have lost on his account. Deniscoe is also very fond of the Com and the Bat Board. Every time he pays them a call he shows his appreciation of the honor by walk- ing about in the " Com ' s Back Yard " for about a month or more thereafter. In academics. Bill is a favorite of P Holt, but the despair of P Echols and P Carter. He has won a very hard battle from them, and deserves much credit. With his cruel " Line " and persistence, he surely should be a great success. ,1 J ,1 J,V , ,V ,V Jf, ,V (I One liundreti one Si ' , tfitr jr-. ritr t l V xl - ' t r ' t t ' ' ' l ' ' St V ' ! ! lf ' 1 1 lr ' t tf lf t !r ! xt ifr i t 3 l 3 tf ' tf ir i l t ' i ri V 3 ' vl ' iIrv t ijf J vt ' !r tKi i " tr fr lf ! «{ fH WILLIAM A. BUGHER " Bill " — " Woof-Woof •i It Large PITTSBURGH ' Vcnnsylvania |0 ill outward appearances, Bill is a very nonchalant, debonair young gentleman. However, that is all camourtage, for beneath it ail there lies that keen attention to details and duty that make for success, anywhere, but especially at West Point. Blessed with a wonderful physique and per- fect coordination, Bill was bidding fair to be- come another D ' Artagnan with the foils. But a strange craving, or rather a weakness, for the harmonica and jew ' s-harp took up so much of his time that he forsook the foils for these latter weapons — yes, they are weapons in his hands, or rather — mouth. Bill has always been a favorite with the T. D. For two years they showered him with gold. To crown it all in his first class year, they created a new rank in order to utilize his handsome pro- file and still decorate him with chevrons. As a result he is now one of the Corps ' famous Woof Woofs. One step off line at parade and the whole parade is all woofed up! WALTER ALLEN BUCK " Buck " — " Walt " ' ucnty-seventh Congressional ' District INDIANA Vcnnsylvania ALTER, while a Second Lieutenant of the suicide squad of this Man ' s Army, became so imbued with the life of the Army Officer that he resigned his commission to become a common Beast at the L nited States Military Academy. He has not gained a place among either the Engineers or the Absolutes, but rests peacefully in the middle of the class with no worries of being busted or of what to do if sud- denly made. Walt likes his red comforter as well as the next one, and when given a good bit of fiction to go with it, he will remain quiet for hours at a time. He has learned to play a good hand of bridge, evidently with the idea of gaining further favor in the eyes of the fairer sex, for he is quite the old snake. When, however, Walt is given a task to do, one can lay his last dollar that the work will be efficiently done. si J RiHe Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir ( + ) ; Corp. (3); Supply Sgt. (2); Bn. Sgt. Maj ( 1 ) ; Fencing (+). tr•jr ' ' ' i j j ' i l ' »? ' jy ' ' t l ! ! ' l ' ' t l ' !f 1 rjt if lf ijf ' ' j tf i ' •1 yt 1 ' ! ' . ' ' jK ARTHUR LeROY BUMP, JR. " Al " — " Art " 4t Large PORTLAND Oregon I ITTLE did we expect, four years ago, that " Honey " would become the redoubtable society leader of West Point. Of course, there i were indications during our year- Iuil; year, when early every Sunday morning we could hear, " Say, boys, she ' s a 3.0. " Despite Art ' s numerous good qualities he has one habit which will cause him much trouble during later life. He talks in his sleep and, needless to say, it isn ' t always of home. As a card fiend he has no equal. You can always find him sitting in on a bridge game, pro- vided it ' s on credit. Speaking of credit, B. B. and B. convinced him of the necessity of a minia- ture while on furlough. She wore it three days and reduced rates have been effective ever since. Rumor hath it, however, that it will soon be placed again, but not on the same finger. As an aviator the boy should shine, for he likes high flying. Here ' s hoping he lives to enjoy his own ten thousand. " ={ ffi Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3). 33 Q VONNA FERNLEIGH BURGER Fourth Con ressional ' District LAWTON t Iichigan ROM Kalamazoo direct to us. Thus came V onna, and while his coming was unheralded, he soon became a marked man. His interesting con- tours, coupled with his knowledge of " femmes, " made him an important figure in all gatherings, so that now " M " Co. without him would be like a " slug " without " tours " — im- possible. onna ' s mode of life as a kaydet may be summed up thusly: he was lazy where others were industrious, and worked hard where others were wont to " deadbeat. " This accounts for his being honorary president of the rear rank in- stead of first captain. Early in his existence at West Point Vonna cast off the yoke of feminine influence, and since then femmes have been zero to the minus infinity power to him. He has successfully evaded scheming matrons so far, but the longer it takes the harder they fall. May we cross our sabers over him after graduation! One hundred three f- V t xt ' !r l f If-l xlr lf Tf 1 l» TfNl l X t if ' ? ' lf t ' l lf ' V ir V lf i ! t ' i ' xj j ir v 1 v! vl V ' J ' X ' ,T J l V ! t ' V Vvt ' ' i ? ' r f■l ' l r lf Tir fr tr l tr- RiHe Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Choir, Chapel (4) ; Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Camp Illumi- nation (I); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Bugle Corps (4) ; Band (4, 3). t B R JOSEPH ROGERS BURRILL " Joe " Fifth Congressional ' District NEW YORK CITY ! _eiv York ESULTS of the fifty-yard swim: first, Burrill, Army ; second, etc. One may hear this ahnost any Sat- urday afternoon throughout the winter months at the swimming pool. Joe is one of the Army ' s speediest swim- mers and can always be rehed upon to crash through with some winning points. His fame, however, does not stop with swim- ming. He is a great performer on the hard wood and is a regular attendant at Cullum Hall. He has as many femmes as Solomon and is kept busy changing pictures from the top of his locker to his trunk. In spite of the femmes Joe always has time to join in with his powerful barbershop baritone with the " I " Co. quartet or hit a few mean chords on his nigger banjo. Joe is boning the Field and so the Doughboys should always get good fire support. HENRY COATES BURGESS " Henri " — " Tub " t ' lt Large HONOLULU Haivaiian Islands ITH a suitcase in one hand, a saxo- phone in the other, and fresh from the responsibilities of a " Top Kick " at T. l. I., " Henri " made his ap- pearance at West Point, and was at once lost in the haze of Plebedom. But this obscurity was to be short lived, for his previous military training immediately won for him the rank of Corporal for the Plebe summer. His musical ability also was soon recognized throughout the Corps, for " Henri " and his " sax " came to be considered a necessary part of the Plebe Show, Hundredth Night Per- formances, and the " Color Lines " at Camp. Many of the members of our class will never forget the week-ends at Camp Dix when " Henri " carried us away to Fort Hamilton to enjoy the hospitality of a real home. This spirit of generosity, along with his happy trait of con- sistent good nature, and his ability to find the humor in every situation are characte ' -istic of " Henri. " 33 . RiHe Sharpshooter; I ' istol Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Batt. Sgt.-Major (1); Color Line En- tertainments( 1); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); Mono- gram in Swimming; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Numerals (3, 2, 1). One hundred four S!r -A t ' xt jr iy t■ j tf V tAtr t l t l xJf l t 1l l ly l ' i ' l! " -! vi " ' I " ' itl ' !■-■ ■ t ' -l!i--H l ' GEORGE WILLIAM BUSBEY " Buz " Fifth C " g ' ' fssio ial ' District BRAZIL Iniimna HY all the rush, Plebe ; first call hasn ' t blown yet? " " Oh! I didn ' t have anything else to do, so thought 1 might as well get ready. " Little is known about George as a plebe, for he was in " A " Co., but his record on lates must have been without blot. In answer to that familiar battle cry, " How about a rubber of bridge? " , George will glance furtively at the clock, cock his eye on the ever- present book and say, " I haven ' t cracked this book yet, " meaning that he hasn ' t " boned " it steadily for over two hours. He has an enviable taste in literature and recreation and manhandles a fluent spencerian himself, when the Muse is willing. His picture suggests this as an improbability; however, it displays an unusually calm and se- rene expression, when, in reality, it isn ' t safe to tread on his heels. His sympathies are with the " mounted serv- ice, " and in the future years we can expect to find him " with the Point. " He will be appre- ciated by those who come in contact with him. x: ie jssciacs :: s% ' i 5«c «n= :,x Rifle iVIarksm.in; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1); Minor Sport " A " (2); " A " (1). aa ROBERT CHARLES CAMERON " Bob " — " Cameroon " First Congressional ' District PORTLAND fj Iaine ]R0M the city which gave Longfel- low birth comes I5ob Cameron, erst- while snake, horseman and Adonis. Yes, the girls do love Bob with his quaint New England accent, which makes such words as " Bar Harbor " writhe with pain. wR Bob, while not exactly an engineer, manages to manipulate a mean slide rule. But he is in his own element when it comes to breaking all records, from six furlongs to two miles — on horseback. He is also very successful in de- fending his middleweight wrestling title against all comers at the swimming pool, including mem- bers of the unfair sex. Our hero was a trifle ill at ease in a porch swing, especially with a passenger, and, indeed, had one mishap in this vehicle. In closing let it be said that the Coast will acquire a real asset when Bob takes his final departure from our " Rockbound Highland Home. " One hundred five .■4r■ l " b l ' -A ' ir t " tr tr ' ' 1ll ' ' t» ' |ns. » .:;j«. sb s , ,». 3 », si su I HHH i B ■i i V IEp 1 - l g iiP Hf Indoor Meet (4). o HARRY TAYLOR CAVENAUGH " Cavina " — " Taxi " i t Large NEW CASTLE Delauare H, Harry, for Cat ' s sake, get up; it ' s only one minute until assembly for reveille. " As is usually his custom, the said Harry leisurely removes his person from his General Grant bed, clothes himself with half the amount of apparel a Hula-hula maiden wears in summer, saunters downstairs, taking five steps at a time, getting there just in time to sound off, " Ah, I ' m here. " But wait until our swarthy, curly-headed dar- ling begins his toilet before PSing. He takes hours; and not once in his four years of snaking has debutante or chaperon seen him on time. Still, few are the Saturday nights which have passed during this period without some young femme being on the balcony of Cullum Hall under the " protection " of our Sir Galahad. Despite the hindrance of his amours we find Harry able to hold his own with the Academic Board as well as the " Com, " without the slight- est sign of effort, and each June he buds forth with new chevrons. 4 FRANK F. CARPENTER, JR. " Siki " — " Doug " — " Carp " iSjnth Congressional lyistrict PASADENA California |IKI is not a native son, but, never- theless, California has never had a more zealous booster and able sup- porter. His cinema experiences in and about Hollywood have brought him no little fame in the Corps. Frequently he has outfairbanked Douglas himself. By virtue of his residence Frank is a master of the jiu-jitsu. His ability in this line has often been demonstrated at the cost of his opponents. Although Siki is not notorious as a snake he is a frequent P.S. ' er. His favorite diversion is a tea dance and at such functions he is always in demand. His perfect command of the teacup manual is a source of wonder. Doug is a pronounced optinu ' st and can always be remembered by his hearty laugh and smiling countenance. By him no friend has ever been refused a favor. His willingness to help has brought him many tours, both guard and other- wise. This natural optimism has caused him to choose the aviation. wn S Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Choir, Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Bugle Corps (4, 3). 1 ' One hundred six ■t -T ,j,- St ' ' i tf t ' V ' t At ' l ! ' !r ' l ' ' ' t ' t ' ' ' ? ' ■ ' M v v t ' ! t ' ■ t ' xfr ' ' ' l v ' ' J ' ! " i ' ■•tf i f tfA LINDSAY P. CAYWOOD " Cy " - " Lyn " Senatorial PITTSBURGH ' Pennsylvania aU, " another son of Smoketown on Ohio, having given up his footing as a civil engineer, immediately made a survey of his new sur- roundings, estimated the situation and proceeded along a well-defined line of suc- cess as a member of the Corps of Cadets. During his four years of Kaydet life he has found great difficulty in solving the perplexing problem of bi:gle calls, much to the amusement of his classmates. Ever ' thing from chapel call to mail call is recall to him. " Cy ' s " good disposition and willingness to work have won for him a place in the hearts of the members of the Corps and stellar mention in the annals of Army Athletics. His perse- verance, first as a sub and later as a regular, made him a competent captain of the hockey team. Few men have contributed more energy to and shown more interest in the Corps and its activi- Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3) Sgt. (2); 1st Sgt. (1); Hop Managers (1) Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Capt. (1) ; Monogram (2, 1) Baseball, Asst. Mgr. (3, 2), Mgr. (1) ; Lacrosse (4) atB Qs T A O HUNG CHANG " Tao " — " T. H. " ANHWEI China N years to come, when this class is r TM scattered to the four corners of the |A|H earth, one of the men remembered best will be Chang. His task of foxing the Academic Board was perhaps greater than any of ours. With but a year ' s experience in an English-speaking country, he was handicapped from the start. Deter- minedly, Chang overcame that handicap, and even greater ones. Not the least of these was riding. Equitation and the hospital became synonymous to Chang — one followed the other as surely as the sun does his daily path. Math also gave him trouble. He shares the views of all the immortal goats, that too much math is not good for the soul of a man. Chang is quiet and thoughtful — in every way a student. He had, at one time, a reputation for stoicism, but he succumbed on furlough, even as you and I. Our interest in him will be keen, whether he follows a military or a political career. One hundred seven N lf- t t l; 1f ' »!r ! l l l ' lr l ■l ' :. V V t ■! t V V ! l ' AW v!o! ■ »fr ' « ' V ' ' ! ' ' ' V ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ; ' EDWARD AMEDEE CHAZAL " Ed " — " Chaz " — " Chisel " Second Congressional ' District OCALA Florida MAGINE a room in midwinter, rrn B ninety-five below, a frozen radia- I J I tor and icicles hanging from every table corner. Tattoo goes. Two HI occupants leap into bed, frantically throwing blankets, comforters, ponchos, shelter- halves, overcoats and bathrobes over them to keep from freezing to death. " M-m-m-my G-g-g-g-god, ain ' t it cold? " ' oice from other alcove : " Yes, it is a bit cooler — guess I ' ll need two blankets tonight. " " Who is this Eskimo, " you ask, " and where is he from ? Alaska? " Now prepare yourself, gentle reader, for the shock. Our human polar bear hails from Florida, where ice costs fifty cents a pound in January. But don ' t think our Ed is cold-blooded — far from it. He is unselfish and generous to a fault, enjoys a joke and an occasional quafi; nor is he at all indifferent to feminine charms. Many of his leaves are spent in Glen Ridge, and she isn ' t a cousin either. CLARK Q FRANCIS JOHN " F. J. " National Guard PORTLAND Oregon ROM beneath the creaking mast of a windjammer sailing in South Sea waters, from the deck of a revenue cutter in Alaskan ice packs, from the hot sands where on border service a guard regiment was encamped, from a regular outfit in France came this soldier of fortune. The flesh pots of civilian life, the sub- urbanites ' mad rush for the 3:15 bear no call to him. To him the Army and Navy Journal contains more spice and interest than ever did Snappy Stories to the bobbed-haired flapper. The spare time of one entire winter was devoted to the compilation of statistics upon the basis of which he wished to determine if the combined small nations of the earth could amass a force adequate for the defeat of the seven great powers. The figures showed, to his great disappointment, I think, that they could not. I think the basic arm, the Infantry, will claim him for its own. Rifle NLirksman; Pistol Marksm.Tii; Catholic Choir (4) ; Color Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (3) ; Capt. (1) ; Bugle Corps (4, 3) ; Stars (3) ; Beast Detail (1) ; Fencing Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Fencing (2) ; Minor Sport " A " (2) ; Individual Outdoor Sabre Champion (2). 11 One hundred eight ' XtjAt ' ' t ' ' " " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' ' ■ j ' ■ vf » -t i v •v ' •■ t ' J ' ' ' v ' ' J ' ' j ' V • ' ' l ' y ' xv t| vt, t ' i LEIGHTON MARION CLARK " Happy " Sevcn h C ' " ff ' ' ' ' - ' ' sicri(it ' Dhtr ' ut porter ' ille: Ctilif ' rni(i m UR Sunkist coast defender joined us, bent upon carving out a career — and it was some career! His eccentricity concerning eve- ning wear soon made him the pride of " E " Co., and his longing for the dazzling uniform of a marine earned recognition in the form of a reprimand, which traveled all the way from the Adjutant-Cjeneral to the " top-kick " and gathered fervor at every stop. A sharp at- tack of conscience cost his wives a hair cut, and nearly cost us him when the ' heard it. Happy was about as popular with " Pechols " as France is in the Ruhr district. ' Twas " If there ' s an examination, Happy takes it " versus " Pike ' s Peak or Bust. " The result was that he " busted " the writs wide open. His favorite sport is " P-Sing, " but since one memorable evening at Dix he accepts blind drags only when size and weight are specified. All around, Happy is his classmates ' defini- tion of a " keen file, " and we predict for him a huge success. «i p« Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (2) Camp Illumination (1). Rifle Marksman (3, 2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter (3, 2, 1); Bugle Corps (3); Pistol Squad (2). SHJ SI IT GEORGE CURNOW CLAUSSEN " Sandy " — " Jarge " Senatorial RENO r evada HREE things are dear to George ' s heart, the Cavalry, pipes and the ladies. Never has he doubted that the Cavalry ranks the others. As early as furlo, he started his collec- tion of cavalry equipment. Now we find him at every opportunity going privilege riding (toward Fort Montgomery), and in between times concocting schemes for getting another pair of whipcords from the cadet store. But for over two years, the ladies and the pipes were tied for runner-up, and, for many tedious hours, have we had to listen to one-man debates over the rel- ative ranks of femmes and smokes. Due to the fact that he met " her " somewhere, sometime last year, the femmes were long in the lead. But when the first class make-list came out, and George found Vic owing him a whole box of Bobby Burns cigars, matters were changed con- siderably. Now we frequently hear someone affirming " A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. " :(5 ?2C «C ' ivr g One Iiiindred nine y. ' -» • lr l t l r t Atf tf ' l ' ' Ir Jf t vt t l t lJ ' ir ! lr ! « l ' i t iy tr fr jy tr ir tr- - -tr -i Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (1) Camp Illumination (1) ; Polo (1). K MICHAEL HENRY CLEARY " Mike " Fourteenth Qongressioyial District BRAINTREE ■ lassachusctts N a happy moment of inspiration, ■ the far-famed Commonwealth of H Massachusetts decided to send its most talented representative to our happy home on the Hudson. After days and nights of hard work on the part of the foremost scions of power and wealth of the afore- said Commonwealth spent in persuading this ris- ing genius to accept this signal honor thrust upon him, he decided to give the Army a treat and join its heretofore unsullied ranks. Since that fateful day, the pianos in and about West Point have groaned aloud for surcease from their endless labor, and many a broken- hearted " femme " has gone back to her native heath wondering why an otherwise kindly Deity made the Irish that way. To be perfectly frank about it, anything musical about West Point is incomplete without the " Sheik of the Hudson. " In the same manner, any " femme " that comes here and doesn ' t meet him doesn ' t know the place. JOHN H. CLAYBROOK, JR. " Jake " — " Tex " Eleventh Qojjgressional District PERRY T exas I HEN one hears the word Texas he unconsciously associates sand, cactus and people with " lines " — real potent " lines. " Well, our present subject is no exception to the rule. He has blue eyes and a real dimple which, when brought in play with his " line, " make him a real menace to the peace of mind of the fair sex. He rarely fails to get at least one letter in each mail from one of his innumerable admirers; so, girls, don ' t gaze too long at this picture. The Corps is extremely fortunate in having Jake here, for his presence is sorely needed back in Perry in order to make the population an even one hundred (cemetery included). But aside from this, he puts a bit of the Sunny South in his smile and is a unanimous favorite with the whole Corps. Now, as we are breaking our old ties, we can only wish him good luck and hope to be a " Doughboy " along with him. Rifle Marksman (3) ; Pistol Marksman (3) ; Choir and Catholic Organist (3, 2, 1); Catholic Chap.; Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Song Leader and Stunt Committee (1); A.B. (4); Camp Illumina- tion (1); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); President Dialectic Society (1) ; Boxing (3). t-■ t, }r ( V V t.■t. V V ! ) { ' t.■ l l l l« ! ' ! ■ ' t ) ! !vV ' l ' tA! c WILLIAM JOSEPH CLEARY " Bill " Twelfth C ' if ressinnal ' Dis rict JERSEY CITY ! fir Jirsty LEAR ' is a good old Irish name, and don ' t ever think Bill otherwise. We can go yet further in this and say that fortune smiled when little Clcary was born, especially favoring him with an indelible smile and a whole-souled laugh, both of which bespeak his niafiiietic and winning personality. Athletics and hops have been Duke ' s chief diversions. Of the former he has chosen to re- main in the ranks of the Intramurals and so play everything from lawn tenius to football. As for the hops, there is evidence that he knows how to " drag blind, " yet " keen, " which indi- cates considerable social ability. The Air Service will claim him as its own, for there are in Bill ' s mind only two branches of the service, the other being the cavalry. What Dame Fortune may have in store for William Joseph W ' e do not know, but we are certain that merited success and friendship will follow him through life, as it has during his four years as a cadet. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshoiiter ; A.B. (1); Corp. (3) ; Camp Illumination (1) ; Boxing (4, 3) ; Golf (1). A.B. (3); Sunday School Teachers (1) aa J? JAMES WILLIAM CLYBURN " Jimmie " — " Two-Spot " Fifth Congressional ' District CAMDEN South Carolina DISTINCTIVE South Carolinian drawl seems to be Jimmie ' s best bet, be it dealing out the deceptive bridge hands over the card table, or be it on L W I Cullum ' s dark promenade " , remon- strating with some dark-haired damsel for her failure to succumb to the influence of nocturnal West Point. Yes, truly, it is an entertaining brogue, and one we have learned to enjoy since Deuce ' s famous, blase plebe days. Golf is a passion with Two-Spot, and quite seriously has he begun to consider it of late. If perseverance means anything, he will, we are sure, show his stuff with increasing brilliance as the years roll by. Temperamental, blase, loving and angry at once, Jimmy should have been an artist, but Dame Destiny, ever working in spite of our- selves, thrust him with us into the army, and there will he stay, we hope, enjoying life with ye good old furlo spirit of ease and indifiference to worry. ,;. w.v, .4,;, v;,i One IntnJred eleven ., ,. . t,v W, t r V l i l, V■l ■tMtn., x ot t ,xt,.Wf t Wr ) toj Rifle Marksman (3); Pistol Sharpshooter (3); Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Houitzer Board; A.B. (1); B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Sup. Sgt. (1); Beast Detail; Color Lines; Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram (4, 3); Minor Sports " A " (2); " A " (1). H Q SAMUEL GLENN CONLEY ' ' Sam " Fifth Congressional District VAN WERT Ohio AM began his military training with that glorious old fighting organiza- tion, the S. A. T. C. The T. D. was evidently unaware of this fact, as his name was missing from the " make list " yearling year. In tardy recog- nition of their mistake, however, they made Sam the " goat " sergeant of " E " Co. just before fur- lough. As a first classman Sam came into his own — he blossomed forth with the gold of a lieutenant on his shoulders and immediately be- came the nemesis of the Third Company plebes in " Beast Barracks. " Sam ' s experiences with the unfair sex have been many and varied. His black curly locks and inimitable smile have made him a veritable lodestone for femininity, but thus far all their wiles have failed. It, therefore, seems more than probable that he will realize his ambition to be- come a carefree New York bachelor, while the rest of us are struggling along on Army pay " with. " CHARLES HUNTER COAXES ■■Doc " — " Cholly " Sixth Congressional District BATON ROUGE ASN ' T he the most wonderful eyes and the smoothest line, and doesn ' t he dance divinely? " Thus does the fair sex rave, and thus do we intro- Bl duce Charley, Man of Many Ro- mances. The Tactical Department occasionally cramps his style, but whenever possible Charley embellishes the polished floor and sequestered corners of Cullum Hall. Vet Charley is by no means restricted to rep- tilian accomplishments or terpsichorean evolu- tions. No, on the other hand, he swings a wicked lacrosse stick, wields a " mean " tenor and rolls a mighty pack. He is always calm and confident and seems ever to discover the pro- verbial silver lining. In fact, it is his cheerful and optimistic nature, coupled with his likable personality, which has won him such a host of friends, both here and elsewhere. We don ' t know what branch Charley is " bon- ing, " but it is understood that in spite of a cer- tain somewhat disastrous truck ride he still favors Motor Transportation In any event, his hiking days are over. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman ; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Cheer Leader (2, 1) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1); Camp Illumination (2); Beast Detail (1); Color Line Entertainments; Cullum Hall Football Squad (4) ; Wrestling Squad (2) ; Indoor Meet (2). One hundred tiuelve M u FRED ANDERSON COLLETT Second District SALISBURY ' j Iissouri RE ATE R gift has no man than that he give his life for a friend. This is the noblest tribute that can be paid to Fred CoUett, who, in the summer of 1922, made the supreme sacrifice while attempting to save others from drowning. The news that he succumbed to a task too great for mortal fulfillment was met not alone by a pall of grief for a well loved comrade, but also by a feeling of deep admira- tion for a soldier who gallantly responded when duty called. Fred CoUett ' s classmates at the academy knew him as a man whose modesty, sincerity, joviality and spirit evinced in him the greater qualities that came to the fore so worthily in the later moment of misfortune. His place in the admira- tion of his fellows had been so firmly founded that his parting was to every cadet a personal berea ement. There will be times in the years to come when Fred Collett ' s name will pass the rounds of reminiscence as his old friends muse over by- gone West Point days. And, at the mention of him, there will be in every heart an inward swell of pride that this man was a true comrade and a gallant wearer of the gray. Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Sharpshooter (3) Championship Intramural Soccer and Football (4) Soccer Squad (4, 3). 1902 cd July. JQ22 One lunJreJ Ihirteen V. , Wr t.xt.■ t■ ■! WA t. t »l- l ' Mto1, V t t» t »t, t lr t. i t t v ( t ' j •• f Sf if tr ' fr ' f ' rtif ' tir iftriir - iir-i oi e RAYMOND H. " Ray " Second Congressioiiol ' District GRASS VALLEY California COOMBS F you think fruits are the only " Sun- H Kist " articles California produces H you should catch a glimpse of Ray ' s Hery hair. He is a native son of the Golden State and is as proud of it as we are to have him for a classmate. Ray crowded his plebe year into ten months. He has crowded the last three years into less than that and slept the rest of the time. How- ever, it bespeaks no lack of energy on his part. He maintains a good academic standing with a minimum of work and is one of the most consist- ent shots on our pistol team. For two and one-half years Ray was not aware that the U. S. extended east of the Rockies, but now he admits that the East has some good points; in one of which he is more than inter- ested. You can expect to see him doing outpost duty around Washington until she signs out " Coast with. " We wish him a well-deserved success in the Service. VICTOR ALLEN CONRAD " Vic " T ' cnth Congressional ' District HAMMOND Wisconsin H, look at the chest on that man! " Yes, that ' s Vic, chestiest of the runts. He came here from some little podunk way back in Wiscon- H) sin. Doesn ' t look like an engineer, does he ? Well, he wasn ' t at first ; way down in the goats, in fact. But he kept plugging along till he saw his chance, then sneaked up from behind and got a strangle hold on the Phil and Chem departments, and finished by driving the first — one of the " hi iest " of them all. We weren ' t much surprised then, when the Com picked him out and decorated him with a red sash and chevrons. His two chief aversions, he states, are horses and femmes. About the latter, however, we beg leave to reserve our opinion. The way he " boned " hopping at the afternoon stag informals left him open to suspicion on that score. Also, he admits that the Coast is his chosen branch, and that outfit isn ' t usually looked upon as a Bachelor Officers ' Club. W Rifle Sh.Trpshooter; Pi tl I Expert; Ch.ipel (1, 2. 3, 4) ; AM. (4, 2) ; B.A. ; Sgt. (2) ; A.M.; Christmas Carol Squad (4) ; Pistol Squad (3, 1) ; Monogram; Baseball, Summer Camp. One hundred fourteen !r b-jrSt.-»tr b ' i vtfxtAxt. ' tr t " .t - i tA ' ' t ' x ' l [i ijn v[ ' j ' vt l ' ' lf V j vV V lr ' » f j t ' fe ' jy t ' " l PAUL PER c coo " Coop " — " Pablo " Thirteenth Congressional ' District GAINESVILLE Texas ADET Paul Cooper, student and sol- dier, began his military career in a " tin school, " where he rose to its highest position of command. He attended Drew ' s War College in San Francisco, where he graduated with honors by passing the entrance examinations. He early distinguished himself as a " snake " and cured his wife of " blind dragging " by means of a sweet young 300 pound maiden. Since Paul ' s first letter to Trenton, all his spare mo- ments have been spent in reading weighty epistles and drawing up bulky documents in response. To prove himself a regular cadet he was turned out in both math and French " plebe " June, and passed both with flying colors. By careful and steady pounding away he slowly worked himself from the absolute goats to a posi- tion quite high in the class. Paul is held high in the esteem of his fellow cadets for his attention to duty and his readiness to help others. We all have great confidence in the future success of this young officer of Infantry. m Rifle MarkMiian (3) ; Chapel Choir (1) ; Sgt. (1) ; Camp Illumination (1); Football (4, 2, 1 ) ; Wres- tling (2, 1) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. ? J3fe Rifle Marksman (3, 2, 1) ; Sgt. (1) ; Cross Countr Squad (2). aa Aic. 1 B ■ 1 WILLIAM W. CORNOG, JR. " Bill " Eighth Congressional ' District LA VON I A Qeorgia . CK in the prehistoric ages, when Bryan still wafted forth his silvery tones, a loud competitixe squawl disturbed Georgia ' s stilly air, her- alding the arrival of Lavonia ' s third inhabitant. The promise shown by the lustiness of this screech was fulfilled when a broad grin, surmounting an Herculean physique, entered the portals of old West Point. ' Twas Bill!! The characteristics indicated have stood him in good stead. His cheerfulness carried him through the battle of the three C ' s, and netted him countless sincere friends. Likewise, his physical prowess has been of untold aid to divers athletic squads. Of late, his frequent visits to Cullum have led us to believe that Bill is falter- ing in his bachelor resolutions, but the report is as yet confined to a somewhat nebulous rumor. Otherwise, his ambitions are mainly directed toward storming the " Hindenburg Lines " of future wars because, you know, he rightfully be- lieves that the Army stands on the doughboys ' feet. One hundred fifteen t ' amp Ilhiminatinn (I); Golf (2, 1). A ELMER ERNEST COUNT, " Noah " T ' lcenty-seventh Co ' if r ' t ' ssional ' District ELLENVILLE N eiv York I LTHOUGH he was born in Amer- ica, a large part of his life has been spent in the turbulent little kingdom of Bulgaria. When asked anything about his life there he bubbles over with enthusiasm as he relates pleasant memories. Nevertheless, the United States being better suited to his ambitions it lured him back, and so the prodigal son strayed into our midst. Noah ' s favorite pastime is " piping " Christmas leave, and Graduation furlough. An omnivorous " boner " of fiction, it is difficult to find his equal as a devotee of the library. " How are they all? " To this time-honored question Elmer always makes the same response, " All fickle but one. " Consequently one some- times wonders why he persistently " bones " engi- neers, when " Coast with " holds so many attrac- tions. Success has crowned his hole-hearted efforts to keep his sleeves clean for the whole four vears. Y WILLIAM LEO COUGHLIN " Bill " Forty-second Congressional TDistrict BUFFALO C _eu ' York |ES, ladies and gentlemen, the hand- some visage which shines forth from this page is none other than that of Rags, " C " Company ' s pride and joy. He is a native son of Buffalo and often gives it as his fixed opinion that this sordid city is nothing if not a terrestrial paradise. Otherwise, however, he is quite normal. Among his many bad habits, one stands out as paramount. It is his addiction to golf. Bill ' s idea of a perfect day is one spent in chasing an elusive white ball around our diminutive golf course. Some day he hopes to wrest Hagen ' s title away from him, and, judging from the facility with which he made the golf squad, he has made a good start in that direction. Although Bill is too proud to spec, he is far from being a goat. Anyway, he prefers the Field, w here you ' re sure to ride, to the Engineers, where it ' s doubtful what you may do. We may say that if he ' s as good with a 75 as he is with a brassie he ' s sure to succeed — also, let us state, he ' s Irish, so look out! Rifle Sharpshooter (3) ; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) Drum and Bugle Corps (+, 3). ,v ,l.f. , V l J J}.J yjv ' i J J,Vj j One hundred sixteen ijv y, Vt .(i. jv v y, p. j.. y;v . ip. f .(V ji V-- -d ' - xtf t if i jf l ' xt Wo y W ' i l ' ' l ' tf l ' ' l ' l r■ tr t irytr- - - ' iryi ' - ir-fir ir ' ' ir t w CORNELIUS W. COUSLAND " Cous " — " Cozy " — " Cornie " First Senatorial District SILVER CITY New Rlcxico HO is that handsome man over there? " " Why, that is Mr. Coiisland. " And Si goes most any hop night at CiiHum Hall. Cousland has all the earmarks of a regular snake, but he is not to be found P. S. ' ing if there are any letters to be answered. He has two other diversions that have helped him to ascend the ladder of fame while at the Academy. The Spick is at home in an examination room or on the baseball diamond. No man dares to try to equal his rec- ord of encounters with the Academic Board, for the chances are too great of taking the ferry with a one-way ticket. Cousland actually brought to pass the old saying about knocking the " ' 11 " out of Kelly and aided us to another Army victory. The Service will be much the better when Coozy graduates. His pleasing personality is bound to get him many friends after graduation as it has during his stay among us. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Hundredth Night (4) ; B.A. ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Acting Sgt., Summer (1) ; Beast Detail (1922). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Beast Detail; Football, Cullum Hall (4); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " A " in Baseball. m9 Sfer ' ||[m| MURRAY B. CRANDALL " Dimples " Honor School CULVER Inrlinna L ' RRAY has been with the Class of ' 24 only one year, having come to us from ' 23, but he came not as a stranger, for those of us who knew him valued him as a friend and re- spected him as a superior. He has ever had the welfare of the Corps at heart. Murray ' s sojourn at the academy has been marked by intense earnestness, and when- ever work was to be done for a classmate, or for the class, he was the first to respond. He does not consider himself much of a snake; yet those of us who have followed the wake of his amours could tell more than some gentle little reader would care to sigh over. But we will not tell. Let the bruised and aching heart, hidden by a cheerful smile, bring its silent story to you — a story which speaks not of one who deceives but of one who could not be resisted. ' MiiCi i ' : ii i 2 ' -y- 4- | -p- p. Jiv if. jji ( .9. -jv yjx p. One hundred seventeen ' .■ •4ri ' ri ' ' ' ' t ' -ff • ' • ' i ' Lr l si l i; t t - t I f ' ! vN tr lr loj t - int ' l RiHe Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.H. (i) ; B.A. ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2); Cross Country (3, 2); Boxing (4) ; Polo (1) ; Asst. Mgr. Polo " (2) ; Mgr. Polo (1) ; Minor Sport " A " (2) ; Rifle Team (3). m DEMAS THURLOW CRAW " Nick " TRAVERSE CITY ■ ' Michif an EET the Arm) ' chameleon. Spoof- ing? Certainly not. Listen : Trooper in 12th Cavalry Mexican Border; Machine Gunner in Georgia, Mich- igan and Indiana; Artilleryman in Kentucky; 2nd Lieutenant of Cavalry at Camp Taylor ; Cadet at West Point ; cross-country runner, lacrosse squad, crack No. 2 of the polo team, and one-time king of the area. Need we add — a high light at Cullum? All since 1917. " Nothing by halves " is Nick ' s motto and he has certainly lived up to it. When others sur- reptitiously garnered a month or two in the Com ' s back yard, Demas strolled debonairly into camp one morning and nonchalantly advised the 3 B ' s to " Shoot the works. " Excessively shy and retiring himself, he has ever been a big brother to all 4th Classmen who gravitate naturally to his room for consolation and boodle. Yes, Josephine, those gray hairs are due to excessive emotion at Schaefer ' s banjo playing. GEORGE DAKIN CROSBY " Joe Spivis " 4t Large WASHINGTON, D. C. ' District of Columbia E ' ENTEEX years old, a son of a colonel and a graduate of Shads — all of which, compounded, com- prised a source of unceasing worry our George in his embryonic a g stage as a Cadet. Between sounding off the " in- definites " and enduring fatherly advice because of his tender age, Spiv had little comfort in the mess hall and en route thereto. It had, how- ever, one redeeming feature, he at once became an engineer and has maintained his standing ever since. His good nature and cheerful disposition made him a friend to everyone and more than one goat has Foot to thank for getting by the writs. Tennis is his main hobby and favorable weather always finds him out on the courts. But on winter evenings he does not neglect his pipe and between boning fiction and telling stories of the Army as it was in the old days, he passes the time in his own cheerful way. What section did you say you were in, in Math., Mr. Crosby? Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Marksman (3); A.B. (3) ; B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). ,v j-f tf. yp. J . v,v .■{. . jj jj, .; One hundred eiahteen ji.j, .j, ' j, it.j, J ■ifVr if•ir i i i yt if■ •iri ' lr i •ILfyl ' i l ifylJ■ ' f ' lb ' iJ it ' if t ' ' .vfi ' l r y ytf 1 tf 1 f i 1 yj t ff tjf i Jf t x tSf ir tr tr j ' - - iry r ii ir trftr ' yir ' i ROBERT EDWARD CULLEN • ' Bob " — " Joie " Forty-first Co ' ' 9 ' ' fssional ' district LANCASTER Nciv York HE rugged countenance pictured here would offer points of interest to the criminologist or the cartoonist. If one could read the week-lines and furlough wrinkles, some lurid stories would be revealed to a startled world. He wouldn ' t walk a mile for a Camel, but as a prelude to his yearling ear he walked a month for just one look at the moon. And the bill included a pair of glittering chevrons which were his pride and joy. Two years later the Com returned them. Bob is as blind as a bat, but you would never guess it from an inspection of the femmes he has dragged during the past four years. One striking example of his arresting personality was the greeting he received when he led a foraging party into one of the most popular village resorts, " Here come the three cavaliers from college! " He says he ' s boning " Coast without. " Can this mean a secret sorrow? =S ffl Rifle Marksman; Honor Committee (2, 1); How- itzer Board (1); A.B. (2); B.A.; Corp. (3); Supply Sgt. (2); Capt. (1); Star (4, 2); Asst. Mgr. Lacrosse (2) ; Mgr. Lacrosse (1) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2). Rifle Marl sman; Chapel Chnir (4, 3) ; A.B. B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). 30 EMERSON LEROY CUMMINGS " Em " Tenth Congressional District BAY CITY uMichigan M never takes life too seriously. Smiling and carefree, he goes his way, finding fun where the rest of us fail. He is one of those hivy engineers who, early in their career here, easily place themselves among the distin- guished members of the class and remain there for four years. He has never been too busy to help the goat, and many of the immortals owe their diplomas to his patient help. But the man who possesses no vulnerable spot has not yet reached the talking age. In Em this spot is a huge one — the femmes. They all fall for him, and his heart is so tender that he turns none away. Only once did his irresistible smile fade. That was the time he buried himself in the snow of the Corn ' s backyard for two months. With this one exception he successfully domi- nated the T. D., and as a first classman he lightly bore the heavy responsibilities of a com- pany commander. s i msf sit m m ' n ..Bhil pfTyTjTjr jrTfTjr:; Ons hundred nineteen ' r. ' ij ' ir-Ar fi ' r ' j ' - r ' I ' At t t ' - 1 V V l t tf ? !Wf t xl ti 1r ? ? t ' t ' l i ' l l ' lnif j t lr ' j ' t i i xl inj ' t ! jni ' vt vt ' ! xt I Vx V ■! V J y! t " Vv3 V ' ' ' ' -V■j Rifle Marksman; Hundredth Night (2); Pointer Staff (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). NATHANIEL C. CURETON, JR. " Nat " Fifth Co ' iff ' s ional ' District LOUISVILLE Kentucky ROM Kaintuck, that land of good liquor, fast horses and pretty women, our Nat came four years ago. Since then, he has been interested in only two of these attributes of his native never has " boned " the cavalry any- Fortune and the T. D. have smiled upon him ever since his blond locks first glistened under the West Point sun. Note : — Plebe summer, a high ranking sergeant ; plebe year, still high rank- ing, though not a sergeant and leading member of an entertainment committee for certain upper- classmen ; yearling year, corporal " snake " and " crawloid " from way back; second class, a mem- ber of the famous blond squad; first class, again a sergeant. He can do a little of most everything, but " P. Sing, " tennis, " boning " the " Cosmo " and the old red comforter are his pet diversions. Nat ' s good nature and sunny disposition have won for him the friendship of all who know him. DABEZIES CLEMENT H. " Dab " ayff Large NEW ORLEANS HY, when Pop and I were in Paris " and thus has our Sinbad pre- fixed his wondrous tales ever since his return from Furlo in that dim, dim past. Clem first opened his wondrous soft brown eyes in the Crescent City, where, in that languorous Creole ' atmosphere, the children learn the art of love-making long before their ABC ' s. Just what philander- ing expeditions have caused the gray hairs to encroach upon the glossy black is a secret that we cannot reveal, but his wandering heart seems to have found a harbor at last. Clem started life as a Kaydet with the Class ' 23, but, upon the request of P ' Holt., decided to join us in our journey through the Academy and has made himself a most welcome addition to our class, distinguishi ng himself in athletics and class endeavors. His present aspirations are toward " Cavalry with " and, though the Academic Board may send him to Meade to play with the Tanks for a Ahile, it is our hope to see him wear the yellow stripe and dwell with his horses in Texas. One hundred tiucniy y ' af- lrStfTtr ' lr j itr t Jr lf ' jf l ' tA ' ' ' itr i l xl lrxV lf l ' ' l ' t bxl t vifV ■ J xj Vljr vt l j TA ' J HENRY DAHNKE " Henri " — " Rink " U. S. a irrny UNION CITY Tennessee OAIEO remarked casually: " What ' s in a name? " Had it been Dahnke he most assuredly should have known. " Mr. Dankey, " — " ' es, Sir " (dumped on tone). " Mr. Dunk! " " Yes, Sir " (more dumped on tone). " Mr. Donkey! " (the breaking point). " Sir, my name is Dahnke " (Dank). It is said he reported with a moustache and was immediately mistaken for the father of a first classman. From him we hear gruesome stories of love and war ; if you have a sudden need for a unique and not unpleasing philosophy of life come to " C " Co. and consult our oracle, Mr. Dahnke. " Mr. Dahnke, name me a bold rider. " " Mr. Dahnke, sir! " Then the fun began. Who will ever forget that memorable day at the Battle of the Engineer ' s Pig Pens, when, above the roar of musketry and the din of squealing swine, we heard Corporal Dahnke urging his squad forward with " This is what I came to West Point for. " — Harpoons, please. ® Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Hn mittee (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). Rifle Marksman (3). CHARLES DWELLE DANIEL " Dan " Tenth Congressional ' District MILLEN Qeorgia LL of us have, no doubt, laughed at the tales of wilderness-kings being converted into social butterflies, be- lieving them to be pure fiction. But here is the exception that proves the rule. Coming from the wilds of Georgia, with the cotton still dangling from his curly locks, this lad did not appear to be related to a tea-cup. But what an illusion ! Not only did he surpass all, in the " approved solution " of " snaking, " but also he introduced new and intriguing tactics, which render even widows helpless, and make stuttering contagious. Besides all this, the man is an embryo military mAm genius! Well do we remember that parade when " Dan " led the yearlings forth and was only pre- vented from showing some original stuff by the voice of " Pop Waffles, " bursting from the won- dering multitude, with " Bring back that com- pany. " Here ' s to you, C. D. — good luck — and lots of it! " mm m m m m s m One hundred i wenty-one !» t ir f , tr-tr tr t i tr VA ! l|y i t .; ;,j , rl t, l,■ V fc CLARENCE KEITH DARLING " Chick " — " Darly " Seventeenth Congressional ' District MANSFIELD Ohio N officer entering the Army resembles a soul gliding into Nirvana. West I ' oint fits these souls to be absorbed with neither pain nor struggle. Whether West Point made a good job of " Chicken " Darling or whether Darling made a good job of West Point, the result is the same. He has adapted himself to military en- vironment with remarkable thoroughness. So much so that in summer camp his wives daily tried in vain to prevent him from appearing in ranks at first call for parade highly pressed and shined. A casual observer might misconstrue this close attention to duty as ultra-seriousness. However, let Mars but sound recall and " Chicken " be- comes a youth ready to dance with the nymphs. He stands for no trifling in official matters, but at all other times he commands a responsive grin that would warm barracks on a February morn- ing. " Carthago delenda est " first; the Roman holi- day afterward ! This is the true principle of a soldier. o UR old friend, Charlie, spent his early youth in Savannah and later migrated to Washington, the cen- ter of the Nation ' s activities. Al- though a brilliant football player in college, an injury prevented him from taking an active part here. However, with the coming of Spring, he blossomed forth and won a perma- nent place on the baseball team. Each season he has been a mainstay in the attack on the Navy, both in the field and with the willow bat. Although not able to play football he could not resist the lure of the pigskin, becoming man- ager of the 1923 team. The young man claims not to be interested in the fair sex, but we who know think other- wise. Although there is, of course, no O. A. O., yet Cullum has a certain attractiveness. Whatever branch he enters he will carry with him the friendship of all of us — his cheerful grin will bring him merited success. Rifle Sharpshooter; Chapel Choir (4); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1) ; Football (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Asst. Mgr. (2) ; Mgr. (1); Monogram (1); Basketball (4); Base- ball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " .V (4, 3, 2, 1). ,v .J,vJ,l i . , ,y,vy,. jij,i- (n,vjl , 4VJ,, |v jv . v ,. 4, j(v v ' , V jfv i jj, .f, ' vfi -l One liiinJred Iv. ' cnty-t ' iuo f - ' ir- - tr-i ' yt , V Wr t, !. , V t» J,. . . lot, t, l,. ,vt. ! Xt, t t. t ,.l- - t t l, t. , W t fr M fr .V V i JAMES A. DAVIDSON " Zan " — " Dave " Senatorial ' District WASHINGTON, D. C. Louisiana HORSE, a horse, my sweetheart for a horse. " From this little line you may think you know just how- much Dave values a good horse. Although Dave is not a hard rider, there is no one who can pass him when he starts across the cavalry plain. With femmes he has his peculiar ways. Where the rest of us would tread with care, Dave moves with apparent indifference. Dave is the possessor of a unique personality, a happy combination of likable qualities that makes the world his for the asking. Confidence is half the game. His motto seems to be " Leave it lay. " To him success must be complete or not at all. With a heart as pure as gold, Davy is the type of man who makes a true and loyal friend, the best of comrade. As a man he ' s respected, as a gentleman he ' s admired, and as the best friend in the world he ' s the possessor of a warm spot in the heart of everyone who knows him. • Pointer Staff 1 1 ) ; Hoivitzer Board ( 1 ) ; A.B. (3,1) Piitol Marksman. aa gj m 9M ALLAN DAW S ' ON " Al " — " Uhlan " Senatorial T) is trie t WASHINGTON, D. C. Iowa UR national capital sends many men to West Point, but the majority of them fall into one of two classes — aspirants to social prestige and dig- nified scholars. Allan, or Uhlan, as the fellows prefer it, is not of the first-class by choice, but by nature and honest effort is most certainly the embodiment de luxe of the dignified scholar. Like scholars down through the ages he has slight rises of temperament, but in the light of his many accomplishments we even credit this to the right side of the ledger. Even his tem- perament, such as it is, never partakes of un- pleasantness. Rather does it favor us with many welcome flights of fancy and pleasant, imaginative brain children. We who have enjoyed four years of close association with him will ever keep in mind the memory of his alert brilliance, which will safely carry him to success in any h ' ne of endeavor. ' Tis rumored that he aspires to the diplomatic OTT? T : ' : One hundred tvjenly-tliree )r y, ' tr r- lf i T tr»t tr t t ' t l ' ' t l J ' ? ' ' J t i t vV ' ' t ? ' ' ' ' ' ' ! !f itir ' lflf V ' lr »J ' ' ,Vv " i ' i ' » ' ' t ' y ' ' - Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Sharpshooter (3); Sgt. (1). " R REGINALD L. DEAN " Reg " — " Reggie " Second Congressional ' District WESTERLY Rhode Island EGGIE " entered the Academy with the good-humored, boisterous air that has characterized him through- out his whole four years. It seemed impossible for him to as- sume that demure, inconsequential appearance that is such an excellent thing in a plebe. One of his first breaches of plebe table etiquette was to yell wildly at his room-mate, " Put down that roll, and give me an outside one! " Doubtless " Reggie ' s " lot would have been ex- ceptionally hard, if football had not come to his rescue ; but no one can deny that his faithful work on the " Navy Team " entitled him to every privilege granted him. It was left for another sport to finally reward him, however. He went out for Track and was justly rewarded with the coveted " A " for taking the hundred yard dash from the Navy in the first Army-Navy meet. Dean ' s attitude toward the fairer sex has al- ways been a riddle. Even his choice of service gives us no key. He is boning Engineers — With or without? — Who knows? FRANCIS MARION DAY " Pete; ' Sixth Congressional District FEESBURG Ohio LTHOUGH born to accomplish great things, Pete struggled through three years of academic life as a cadet private or soldier of the ranks. Then there came a never- to-be-forgotten day when true worth gained rec- ognition and he was enabled to wire his femme, " Made sergeant at high noon today — chevrons follow. " It ' s a bit unsportsmanlike to reveal such a per- sonal act to public knowledge, but, loving jokes on others as Pete does, he can ' t help enjoying a take-off on himself. He has been responsible for at least half the practical jokes perpetrated in " K " Co., the home of Bolsheviks and practical jokers, and never is our hero so happy as when he is kidding someone. The best and most frequently practiced of his jokes is to shine his hair and polish his finger nails to win the heart of an innocent maiden and then to laugh merrily at her frailty in falling in love with his irresistible personality and appear- ance. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Howitzer Board (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Company Supply Sgt. (2) ; Capt. (1); Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1); Numerals; Football (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; " A " in Football ; Track (2, 1) ; " A " in Track. m ■s?; m p i f. i. p; Ji- Jii. i j j Ji y Ji j j ; i.j jt yi Ortf hundred tiventy-four r p-- ■ V ' tr lf x jf j ' i W ' ' l ' tn ' ' ? ' l t ' l !f t if lf ' t l« ' j !r ! £ ' l yj t i) if ijf 1f 1 f • i U ijf ■ ' tryif ir f ' try - f ' tf i ' tl r tr if ' i N KENNETH NAGLEY DECKER •■Deck " Tiventy-second £ ' " ' 9 ' ' ' ' " " ' ' District BUTLER ' Pennsylvania O, gentle reader, this is not Bill Hart, but he handles his gun just as carelessly. He acquired his cher- ished A.B. degree as a result of be- ing caught at a little rifle practice at parade formation. This budding flower was a hound for " Frog " and " Spic " — many a battle has he waged with the Skipper for supremacy — at the end of a three- year campaign he still had one-tenth to go. Though few have seen him on the balcony, our Don Quixote can occasionally be found in the chow line at a feed hop, while many a fair damsel has caught her breath and sighed at the sight of his manly form in a uniform. He has never claimed to be a budding Na- poleon, so has never objected to his bootlick with the Tacs or his high rating on the Com ' s poop sheet. Just as still waters run deep you must dig under the skin to appreciate the real worth of a he-man. m Riflf Marksman (3); Pistol SharpshoDter (1 A.B. (3). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; AM. [2, ll. T OSWALDO DE LA ROSA " Rosie " — " Del " — " Dela " SAN JUAN ' Puerto Rico HIS handsome young cavalier hail- ing straight from the Tropics has won a place in the esteem of all his associates. His first claim to distinction came when he slid down the banister, upon being urged by the Yearlings to speed up down the stairs. He drove the upper classmen to a frenzy when, after being asked to call the Hattalion to attention in Span- ish, he lustily sounded off " Vaya al inferno. " After two days of proud exhibition his ruse was discovered ; his phrase was analyzed, translated and interpreted and, needless to state, he greatly enjoyed the subsequent proceedings. Cupid ' s dart, which is responsible for so many strange acts, has pierced Rosie ' s uniform and may account for the frequency of his week-end leaves and for his mysterious disappearance of a Sunday afternoon. During all four years here Rosie has been a clean-sleeve man, but he has, notwithstanding, stood well up in his class. Upon joining his outfit we prophesy that he will be an efficient officer and that his gentlemanly qualities will a make him many friends. One hundred ttventy-five r .-ir ' ir i ' if ii ir4 - rij-t f r tr tr f ' Sr f fi ij ' Sf ' ii i ' ij ' ilf ti L ' ) »t l t ' tAi- V W lr ! t -l v rl r. . v v rfy ! t lf V l l ' j «t Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Ring Commit- tee (4, 3, 2. 1); A.B. (4); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Beast Detail; Stars (4); Fencing (3, 2) ; Cullum Hall (4). o LAWRENCE RUSSELL DEWEY " Bob " — " Admiral " Fourth Congressional District ST. PAUL • Minnesota NCE upon a time in the Little Big- horn country — the land which early became associated with Indians and U. S. Cavalrymen — there lived a little boy. Now the Indians and the troopers passed away long before the little boy was born, but somehow their spirit lived on in him. When the little boy grew up and became a kaydet he decided that he and the Cavalry were made for each other ; and the war whoops which he let out at frequent intervals left no doubt as to the Indian influence. However, these traits do not constitute the whole of his complex. Nobody but one familiar with the place can say whether or not Minnesota abounds with serpents, but it is a recognized fact that Bob is a king cobra among the snakes. Many a fair lady has felt, and many another will feel, the charm of his presence. J. L. MOUSSEAU DES ISLETS " Moosho " Thirty-first Congressional District PITTSBURGH ' Pennsylvania MAN that few of us will forget, and one that the classes of ' 25, ' 26 and ' 27 will remember as having kept their memberships high. For Mousseau has done more than his share in helping the less fortunate in the Corps in passing examinations, and getting by P. Echols and Lucius Holt. A scrutiny of his record will show the evolution of a typical cadet : recogni- tion, more attention to femmes and less to study; furlo, little attention to studies and more atten- tion to the femme ; graduation, a taxi ride up the hill to the Chapel, and then possibly The Cup. But John will not be remembered only for his help to the " goats, " but for his audacity in recog- nizing upperclassmen, for wearing stars, for being a prodigious user of pomade and shoe- blacking, and for being a member of that famous duo " The Silicon Twins. " aa gl Rifle Shnrpshnnter; Pi-tnl Sharpshcioter ; Hmvitzer Board (3, 1); Sgt. (2, 1); Executive Cnmminee (2) ; Beast Detail. One hundred twenty-six j r- ' - - lr t -Tlf ti ' i ir t t ' jy t Wo ' t ti ' iitf j l if l xtfVt ' t ' ' V ;r3 xr 3rim c-i JAMES BARCLAY DICKERSON " Dick " — " Jimmy " Senatorial HOMERVILLE C rorgia NTRODIX ING Dick, goat par ex- |r r ] B cellence. Dick was apparently mani- IL J I fested into the militar ' sphere to carry on the standards ot Georgia. Such a burden, abetted by the ter- rible whip of the Academic Board and the feloni- ous lashes of the T. D., has made his existence here a sublime study in precariousness. However, Dick ' s struggle for existence is not his only commendation. No man is more gener- ous nor more warm-hearted than he. His hos- pitality bespeaks that of the ole South. One needed only to enter his room to feel the spirit of friendliness — especially those plebes who were unfortimate enough to be invited to his domicile. Dick has not been a regular snake. We can only attribute this to the fact that he hails from the land of peaches and doesn ' t care for any other variety. He has dragged, however, on many occasions and his drags, if they are repre- sentative of his native element, speak well for the sunny state of Georgia. Rifle Mnrk-iman (3); Pistol Marksman (3); Edi- torial Staff of Howitzer; A.B. (2); A.M., Class Historian (1); C ' ompan " Howitzer Representative; Soccer Squad (4, 2, 1 ) ; Monogram in Soccer Baseball, Summer Camp. aa Kfe HARDY CROSS DILLARD " Hardy " — " Dil " Senatorial CHARLOTTESVILLE ir gitiia HE Blond Sheik of Charlottesville! " By these presents ye shall know him. The happiest days of his life were when he was " Sweet Old Arrow Collar Man " to thirty Southern girls at one time down at the dear old U. of Va. on furlough. Of course it dwindled down to an O. A. O. He swore that it would last at least six centuries. He came back to West Point. It lasted six weeks. Some day Hardy is going to edit Webster ' s. Translucently loquacious, he reduces other vocabularistic competitors to the very nadir of despair. A memory indeed is Hardy ' s expression when the tac bounced a box of " antes " from the bot- tom shelf of his locker. " What are these, Mr. Dillard? " " Er, Er, Canteen Checks, Sir! " He ' s the sort of fellow that you like to have along when you ' re going somewhere — even if it ' s just out to walk the area. One hundred tiventy-se ' ven V K- . -.V r- fTirvV V r xV t ' t AV tAl ' - lrvl tr Jr T f t ' b V ' t ' tr t t ' ' i i i RiHe Sharp hoiuer; A.B. (1); B.A. ; SrI. (1). E hails from ' ork, Nebraska, and is justly proud of being from the wild and woolly west. He has all the attributes of a " snake. " He is tall and good looking and never lets his hair get mussed. In fact, his " wives " never can get near the mirror except when he is absent at drill or classes. Despite these weap- ons he has somehow failed to blossom forth as a member of the serpentine tribe during his so- journ at Vest Point. In fact, while he always has a smile and a kind word for any small boys or girls he may meet, George will pass a " cold 3.0 " on the street without even that stolen glance of admiration that most men give, and which the uorthy members of the opposite sex receive as their due. But there is a way of piercing his exterior and that is through his stomach. George dearly loves home cooking and many are the study hours he has spent, chair tipped back, feet elevated to the conventional position, and a big meerschaum smoking in his mouth, regaling the house with dissertations on harvest cooking as it is done in the west. W 1 ALBERT JOHN DOMBROWSKY " Dumb " — " Dummy " Thirteenth C " " ? ' ' ' " " " ! ' District LOCUST VALLEY, LONG ISLAND CMew York RESH from the school of distinc- tion came Albert, rebounding into our craggy highland home. From the way he started out plebe year we thought he would be one of the wearers of the scintillating satellites which adorn the collars of the select and that he would thus continue in the role in which he was formerly known to us. He failed, however, to wear stars by virtue of his golfing proclivities ; and while he may never have attained renown in the sec- tion room, he yet became an expert in the manly sport of cow-pasture pool. At present Al is collecting a series of wrinkles on his intellectual brow, indicative of the fact that he is a probable aspirant to the command of the entire Czecho-Slovakian armies. □ Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Stunt Com- mittee (2); A.B. (3); Catnp Illumination (1); Bugle Corps (4, 3) ; Golf (3, 2. 1). pt f y t f- ' j-A jf A j v- v i i ; ' KJix.ii J j j fi ' r K J i i J J i J 4-- J ii i i i St- ' i One hundred tiventy-etghi !f t l ' Str lr l f l xb j lf t W ' - !;f tr ! ' 1.T v «t l vt ! if lf l ' »t tf tiAtf -ji ' t ■ t b■ ■ Ll•i ' ' iri.tyir if ' tr J iryi ' i ' i t ' yt tf f ' if ' f U t ■ ' ' lfr t vt ! ' Jf ' ir lfvt - t -vt VV O L C O T T K. D L ' D L E Y •■Pud " Thirty-first Qongressional ' District PORT HENRY .A: ' - r York !|ELL, Dud, which one is it tonight? This is the usual question when Saturday night comes, for Dud never misses a hop. How are the mighty fallen! Dud managed to find " em, fool ' em, fondle ' em and forget ' em for two years, furlo included, but a blind drag as his undoing. Indoor sports oc- cupied Dud ' s time to a considerable extent, but he finally found an attraction in the cross-coun- try squad, which gave him a chance to stretch his legs on the trails back in the hills as he had for- merly done in the Adirondacks hunting deer. The eternal grind never got a grip on Dud, but he learned about wimmin from a correspond- ence course remarkable for its quantity and qual- ity of subjects. As for red comforter, after Bacchus, Morpheus is his favorite deity. In spite of his love for hunting and riding Dud says he is through with terrestrial transpor- tation and is doing his best to cultivate wings for collar ornaments. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Catholic Choir (4, 3, 2) ; Ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2); Capt. (1); Executive Committee (1); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Capt. (1) ; Monogram in Swimming. Pistol Marksman; Hundredth Night (1); Camp Illumination (1) ; Cross Country Squad (2). SH g GEORGE ARTHUR DUERR " George " Eighteenth C ' ' " ff ional ' District NEW YORK CITY U eiv York N outstretched hand, a warm smile and a hearty greeting — that ' s George all over. Ever ready to help (as many " goats " will testify) and join in all our activities, he has A been a constant source of pleasure to all who know him. Although he is one of the class babies, he possesses one of the most level heads in the Corps of Cadets. Never excitable, he goes about all of his tasks with mathematical preci- sion which cannot fail to bring successful results. One of his many sterling qualities is his dogged determination, which was best shown when he became captain of the swimming team after be- ginning as substitute. Notwithstanding his great craving to sail rac- ing boats, there is room in his heart for the " femmes. " However, when they want to marry and are hunting for victims, George kindly sends them elsewhere. A great future is in store for George, and he will succeed, no matter what the direction of his path. Good luck, George, you ' ve crossed another line the victor. One hundred tiuenty-nine ■ , ' f l v y t t lr t ' i o? t ' t l ' l l l ' t lf t l v1J ' !r ! l ' l ' l ' i l l l tr Rifle Marksinaii; I ' iMol MarkMiiaii ; A.H. ,3, B. A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Boxing (3, 2, 1) Monogram (3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) BarUamweight Champ. (4, 3); Featherweight (2). CAMILLE HP:NRY DUVAL " Camilly " — " Duvie " T ' hiril Qongressioniil ' Distrirt LEOMINSTER niassathiisetts IT was probably his P. C. S. as " con- E H noisscur de lingerie " that ga e him 1 that effective line with the femmes — and they fall for it! Not only that, but from the likeness here you will notice that he has innumerable per- manent waves in those handsome black locks ! Add to that a bewitching pair of cupid-bow lips and is it surprising that extra trains have to run every Saturday to bring the multitudes of femmes up to see this Beau Brummel from that renowned locality " Baw Hawbaw " ? He is a consistent and conscientious worker and somehow manages to escape the clutching hand of the Academic Board by the method known as burning the midnight oil. He is boning the doughboys for various and family reasons, and we sincerely hope his am- bitions are fulfilled. And our wishes are also that we may some day run onto Camille out in the service with his individual and unique ability still intact for turning out keen parties. T AUGUSTINE DAVIS DUGAN " Giis " — : " Spike " Senatorial ORANGE . ' XfU ' Jersey IMES and .scenes may change but not our hero ! This time we have before us the well-known Plains beside the Hud- son. At the sound of a bugle the shuffle of niunerous feet is heard and there appears the horde of the " Humble and Subdued. " Not even the blinding glitter of the shoes, nor his facial disfiguration can hide from us the per- son whom we seek. Unlike his comrades, he re- mains undaunted, and we foresee that in the spring he will flourish again. SCENE H (One Year Later) Over many thorny paths he struggles to fame, though busted and almost downed (because he was " going out, sir, " and detained while " on his way to ranks " ). True to prediction, enters " Battling Gustavus. " Again the cynosure of all eyes, the object of deafening applause, wearing the laurels of many victories over such foes as the " Philippine Ciolfers " and " Tenth Grabbers, " he stands his ground as champion. May the gods speed him on his way a O ie hundred thirty t y ' ' i ' ' i ' ' - ' f if ' -i ' r ' t ' ' ir } ' !. " 1 xl ' ' 1 a! 1 ! ' ' Ift ' xlf ' !j •f, ' ' i ! ' l ' l t lr l vif l lf i - tf l tf vj t J ' ' jr jnj t v j ' i jr U li 3f tf 1 I V vt I • ' 1 ir t yir J fr•tir il ir r tl ' ir■ tr■ - o CZAR JAMES DYER " Czar " DETROIT ■ ' Michigan F all nature ' s nietaniorphoses none is perhaps quite so complete as the changing of a sailor into a soldier. Czar served through the war on the briny deep and, in the end, decided that he preferred to sleep in a Q. M. bunk, rather than in a hammock. He retained some of his naval instincts, however, and was wont, in his plebedoni, to display them occasionally by di ing into mud puddles while en route to ranks. He has taken a lively interest in his new pro- fession, however, and few are better versed than he in the theories and methods of the celebrated masters of military art. He has not, however, confined himself to ancient ideas, for he has de- voted much of his time to that most modern of ali military branches, the Air Service. In con- sideration of his exceptional versatility one may expect Czar either to do something noteworthy in the future or to do nothing at all because of the superabundance of his ideas. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Shot First Class; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Hundredth Night (4, 2) ; Stunt Committee (2); . .B. (4, 3, 1); B.A.; Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1) ; Class Historian (4, 3, 2 Boxing Squad (1 § Pistol Expert; Chapel Choir (4, 3) ; A.B. (3). 3SSS f WILLIAM O. E A RECK SON " Eric " — " Leaf " — " Skipper " United States ■ ' Inny MOSCOW ' Prnnsylvania XOTHER gift from the Service — always getting into trouble and al- ways getting out of it, whether it ' s math., stunts that call for a session with the Batt. Board, which or- ganization he loves like a brother, or encounters w ith the Snake ' s Own. This last is by no means the least of his accomplishments, for " What is this strange power I have over women? " is an expression often heard after the receipt and peru- sal of the dailv a alanche of mail. The lucky stiff! It is rather hard to get a ject, hut it can be done WAAC. A shocking indifference to the Powers That Be has kept his sleeves clean so far, but it isn ' t always the best man that wears the gold. Now that we have given " Eric " the requisite amount of razzing we might add that he is ex- tremely capable at whatever he attempts, that he is a loyal friend and that he is sure to make his the Air Service — his chosen branch. rise out of our sub- ivith four letters — One hundred thirty-one T S , ' fr tr ' ' ib ' ) A ' t ' t ' t ' - l t ' !f ' l ' lrxJ ' ? t ' tr ; ' K-fe7 ' te.i:i :sg::g rsi ' : ' i! ss Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (1) ; Camp Illumination (1); Baseball, Summer Camp. CLYDE DAVIS EDDLEMAN " Eddie " Seventh Congressional District LAKE CHARLES Louisiana DDIE is " E " Co. ' s exponent of virile manhood, but he has great difficulty ill reconciling his ardent southern temperament with the austere teach- ings of MacFadden. He was at a loss once, when he discovered that three " femmes " were coming to a hop when he had expected only one. MacFadden ' s handbook failed to cover this emergency. We don ' t claim that his study under the great physical culturist has been in vain, for he has become a teacher in inducing the hair to return to its natural habitat. Just because you see him sitting at his table, tearing his hair, is no sign that he is in a rage. He ' s just inducing his fleet- ing locks to return according to instructions. Eddie at one time predicted himself a " cit " after graduation, but those who know him best expect to find him " Border with " next Sep- tember. § RALPH PARKER EATON " Doc " United States 4rmy URBANA Illinois IGHT o ' clock and the whole Div. is wrapped in quiet. Come a squall of rage and a fluent burst of Billings- gate, punctuated by a dull thud as Maurer ' s Technical Mechanics hits the desk with a bang. Fifteen seconds later a perfectly calm voice yowls cheerfully, " Wanta play some bridge? " That ' s Kewpie. Not for him the gloomy introspection and phantom fears that furrow the brow and bring gray hairs. Academic bugbears hold no terrors for him. Ex- aminations are only a soiree: " Familiarity breeds contempt " and the famous baby grin has flashed spontaneously under the heaviest grins of the Three Big P ' s: Pechols, Carter and Wirt. His specialty is versatility — try and find some- thing he doesn ' t do and do darned well, whether it be putting ' em over the corners or making the Sphinx look like an emotional actress as he astutely lures the unwary to call a full house on two pair. Wherever he be it ' s our loss and the Dough- boys ' gain. Bonne chance! WJ J ' Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1); Baseball (2, 1) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. v v v 4 V ' i ' i ' - ' i One liundred tfiirly-lii ' o --i - ' lr t ' ' T f ' df J fxt i lf J W ' tA ' tfxt ' xt vl; lf ' t ' t ' ' r t t v ' i j i ' v - vt ' t tf f tf xjr i if tf U 1 j ' ' ! ! v ' f r ' V ' J y -V ' lf t ' t ir t ' ' fr ji ' t ' tr fr ' ifr ' - ' ( DAVID JEROME ELLINGER " Dave " — " Pd " Sighteaith Qongressioiidl ' District HARRISBURG ' Pennsylvania HERE probably has never been a harder or more consistent worker in the company from plebe days on up than Dave, especially as a plebe, when he lived across from the orderly room. His inclinations have always been athletic rather than reptilian and he has -shown an exceptional amount of all-around ability in playing on the basketball, baseball and football squads during some period of his cadet career. When we were plebes it was rumored that Dave had slipped by M. Vizay when that gentle- man ' s eyes were elsewhere and, consequently, he has al ' ays been extremely cautious relative to the charms of Cullum, this being the direct cause of many P. D. femmes pining away in vain. As an exponent of the art of " Spec " our " P. D. " not only refuses to blush at accusations, but actually glories in this — the unpardonable sin. As is befitting all great leaders who conscien- tiously endeavor to equip themselves for the greater things in life, Dave subscribes regularly to Judge and to Vanity Fair. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; A.E Camp Illumination (1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Capt. (1); Basketball (2, 1); Cullum Hall Football (4); Baseball (1); Baseball, Sum- mer Camp. atfl S-lp GEORGE EMMERT ELLIOTT " Goof " — " Em " •i. ' lppointcd From Delaivarc vlt Large WASHINGTON ' District of C ' umbia m om NE score and one years ago, a curly- headed little fellow entered the city limits of Washington, D. C. Now that same little fellow is with us in full life today. He has the same curl liair, with the sunniest disposition that it has ever been the good luck of West Point to see. Goof, for so he was named in our earling Camp at Camp Dix, is the imitator par excel- lence of M Company. His favorite tricks are " You take the Company Mr. Tyler — and in putting away your work, " in remembrance of Majors Green and Dubois. Goof has an A Book that is the absolute envy of the company. This is due mostly to his remarkable ability that he has for drawing. Goof is not a snake, but could be except that he is constant to a young lady in Washington — so I am told. We wish him and all the future Goofs all the happiness in the world. rj rj rjjCj;r r7jr7;r3jrj, One hundred thirty-three t ' - .ijr ir ' f !i ' ' ' ' •ir L ' lrN! l ' t lf ' !f ' jf ' t ' l tr lr lr V l tf tr ' ir if lr t f V ! jr v! - i j ' yif if f ' Jryt ' t i Rifle Marksman ; PiMol Sharpshooter ; A.B. ( 1 ) ; B.A. ; Sgt. (1) ; Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 2) ; Camp Illumination (1) ; Wrestling (4, 3) ; Boxing (2) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2). HETHER ' tis easier to work three weeks and pass the writs, or three hours and pass the exam — that is the question I Thus soliloquizes Eli, and then serenely goes in and passes the exarn. Here ' s to him who has foxed the Aca- demic Board more times than any other. This illustrates the philosophy of life of a man who calmly dodged the Big Berthas in France and passed unperturbed through four years of Kaydet life. As for hobbies Bobby has two: Languages and Femmes. Most even week-end we see him all spooned up, stepping out " a la Hop With. " How he does it is a mystery, but they sure do fall for this curly-haired Westerner. He has the " je ne sais quoi " which makes friends, and if he has any enemies they are not known. So we prophesy a great future for him in the Army, or in his chosen profession of Law, if he decides to join the army of freemen in Cit. JOHN ARCHER ELMORE " Johnnie " — " Jawn " Second Congressional ' District MONTGOMERY rflabama ( HXW hails from Macon, Ca., and is as proud of that little fact as Macon is that he is with us. Johnny ' s favorite diversion is to see how little he can do and still get by. Also to take as many chances as po.ssible. His antipath for almost any form of mental effort appears to be one of his ingrained char- acteristics. Although P. Echols nearly threw him for a loss as a plebe, he came up smiling and has never been in further academic trouble, ' ou ' d naturally expect one of Johnny ' s tem- perament to be highly romantic, but, as far as we can see, he has been permanently attached to no femmes at any time since his stay here. In fact, he forgot furlough quicker than most of us, which is proof positive. It ' s Johnny ' s addiction for taking chances which prompts him to choose the Air Service. Good luck, but remember, it ' s not the fall that hurts you, it ' s the sudden stop. y j j y . j K. j ' i Jt ' t ' . , ' ; (hi, liunilifJ Ihirly-fn ■ v, .;. ,w,v .;, Jl. i.j Ji.Jt ' j;v4 j;-j;y j; i J y, f i r ty ■•$ r- $ yiriif - • ■ii 3 lt r ' yj ' it tj " ' ' ' ' ' if v ' •v ' - yfylrx! r lf i i v ' y tjf -Iryjflr " NYE K I R W A N " Bill Nye " Senatorial ASH TON South ' Dakota ELWARD IKE Lochimar, Hill Xye came out |H of the West, but instead of a horse 1 he brought with him to the portals of West Point the desire to be a radio hound, an innate sense of humor and an inherent versatility. Despite his literary endeavors, which resulted in an original, snappy and profusely illustrated French text, and a revision of P. Holt ' s histories, these efforts found much more favor in the eyes of his class- mates than in those of the English Department, and he became one of P. Holt ' s pet " immortals. " Now, however, P. Echols, not to be outdone, managed to turn our hero out in " math " on every possible occasion. Although he is natural hopoid, few femmes have been able to lure him aw a from his radio. His philosophy in this respect may well be summed up by his nonchalant remark, " They ' re like elephants — nice to look at, but I ' d hate to own one. " This may explain his preference for the Signal Corps over the Coast — at an ' rate his classmates will alwa s remember him as one of the best of good fellow Rille Sh.irpvhiMiter ; I ' i--tnl Marksman; Coliir C ' lirp. (3); Sgt. (2); Color Sgt. (1); Heast Detail (1); Foothall (4, 2, 1 ) ; Monogram in Football; Boxing n, 2, 1) ; Wrestling (4) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1) ; Numerals (2) ; Heavyweight Champion, Boxing (2). c : S:3 t p«sg»a jai5,Sts »:3tg£ T Ki ' le Marksman (3) ; A.H. 1 im.. (5) ; Camp III mination ( 1 ) . 3a J EUGENE BARBER ELY " Gene " 1t Large WASHINGTON Tiistrict of Columbia EINCi a son of the Army, luigene hails from no definite locality, but like the rolling stone, he has ac- quired not moss but polish. Enter- ing from a famous " prep " school, he stood high in academic work from the start, and even through the final year has managed to maintain a good average. Athletics had their attraction and we discover that Gene played football, and also spent the quiet winter afternoons in the boxing room. And then, in addition to all this, there is that inevi- table young lady, so Gene has spent four busy years at the Academy. The infantry has a claim on him at present, although the air service runs a close second. No matter what the branch he finally selects, it will be the richer for a man, who carries with him B the best wishes of the class. irJjr TTpT TT w rjp-: rTjrTrJTr rTjr r rTjr r jr r: One hundred thirty-fit t ' r • - l t ' VA t ! ' U r■V ! " I ' ' «l l l ' If ' • ' ' 3 ' l l !r lr ! l li i l»-lt ' l i ' r lf t- Vlf 1 ' 1 V ' 1 r tf if 4 ' ' ' i Rifle Sharpshooter (3) ; Pistol Sharpshooter (3) ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Executive Com- mittee (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Beast Detail; Soccer Mgr. (1) ; Monogram { 1 ) ; Indoor Meet (2) ; Numerals (2) ; Cullum Hall Football Squad (4). Kie ERSKINE DAVID GRIFFITH ■Dave " i ft Large WAUKEGAN Illinois CK in that memorable year of 19J0 came our Gallant Lochinvar to this our " Rockbound Highland Home. " Predetermined to live the lite of the soldier, instead of that of a wander- ing plainsman, he therefore set out fully equipped to accomplish his mission in those now bygone Beast Barrack days. In an unflinching way, from the first to this our last of cadet days, his every task has always been a thoroughly accom- plished job. He has at all times assisted in keeping up the prestige of his company and has found time, m addition, to visit Cullum Hall with fair regu- larity. Although no definite information is avail- able we suspect David of deep things, and it would be no surprise to see him walking up the Chapel aisle on a beautiful morning in June. Whatever branch he joins he will bring to it a pleasing personality, which will bring reward for duty well done. U Z A L G I R A R D E N T ■P.D. " United States ■ limy NORTHUMBERLAND ' Pennsylvania D. forsook a theological institution in order to join us, but now one would hardly recognize him as a once prospective minister. Though growing wild, the old war horse is still a sobering influence in our midst. One foundation was enough for him and since he has not even been indifferent. He is conscientious and considerate of others and, be- ing naturally studious, he does not have to worry about Christmas leaves and the like. In spite of these highly commendable qualities he is human and has his faults. For instance, he delights in springing his English " grinds " and is as fickle as the proverbial " femme. " The Dutchman is truly one of Nature ' s in- consistencies. Every indication is that he should " bone " the Coast, but he prefers the Air Serv- ice and, needless to say, carries with him the best wishes of all who know him. ffl Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night (4, 3). 7 jr7 r7jr7f7 r7 r7jr7jr! r7 r7 r3jrTfr7jr7 r7frj f One hundred thirty-six S! ' fr■ tr t l lfv !f t t.V t t. lf l 1ir ! !. l t. V A L EVANS A " ' al " — " Su ie " i Larcjt SAX FRANCISCO California N ONE with X ' al ' s line is sure to forge to the front sooner or later. For two years Val was at once the pride and despair of the English Department. " That will do, Air. Evans, your ten minutes are up, " and the P would take out his handkerchief, mop his brow and then call for a shovel. However, these tal- ents did not include French or Spanish. It may be because Val is typically All-Amcrican in his ideas and scorns to indulge in anything foreign, or a more unsportsmanlike thing to do is to blame it on the women. Hefore deliveries the mail dragger would habitually make a few appro- priate remarks concerning Evans, as Val was one of those who usually drew heavy. During the four years ' al has graciously do- nated his services as an authority on radio, auto- mobiles and aeroplanes. At any rate, whatever branch ' al may choose, he will be found with a monkev wrench and not with a curr comb. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Ilunilredth Night Staff (4) ; Sgt. (1). WILLIAM JOHN EYERLY " Jaggers " Sixteenth C° " ' ' sional ' District DANVILLE ' Pennsylvania LTHOUGH " Jaggers " hails from a podunk which is infamous because of the fact that its population has been steadily decreasing since 1850, we are compelled to notice that he is a modern 1924 young man. Jags is a genius at laughing. Even as a plebe, when there are so few things at which to laugh, the upperclassmen would flock to his room to hear his peculiar notes of mirth float on the eve- ning breezes. As a gentleman, soldier and scholar, he is un- surpassable. Always a welcome addition to any party, where his wit and himior add pep in the wee small hours of the morning. Jaggers has never been one of the many who look forward with glee to the posting of the tenth sheet. However, he has managed to secure enough of the gods of the engineers to obtain his favorite branch, the Field. Jags ' motto, " Smile and the world smiles with you, " will without doubt carry him over many One hundred thirty-scvrn Ifi b-tr ' r tf ' itr ' ' r-l -»tr tf ' ♦f ' t r RiHe Marksman; Sgt. (1) ; Indoor Meet (2). □ RALPH EMANUEL FISHER " Fish " Sixth Congressional ' District NORTON Kansas ET come what will, weal or woe, here is one man who can always see the silver lining behind every soiree and formation. His smile is always present. As the natural course of human events Ralph was blown into our midst on that July morning by one of his na- tive Kansas cyclones and, according to the im- memorial practices of the people, he was made one of us, and still is even more so than then — a case of the survival of the fittest. Though differences with the tactical department took away his chance of wearing a little more gold, his iiiHuence in the sphere of feminine grace is unimpaired ; as is also his ability on the soccer field, where he is one of the stellar intercollegi- ate players. Wherever he may go after receiving the cov- eted bit of parchment, our estimate of him will always be e idenced. Friends may come and friends may go, but his friends go on forever. 1 GEORGE B. FINNEGAN, JR. " Salt " — " Finnay " — " Jon " Second Congressional District NEVADA CITY C ' llifornid IS a far cry from a moonlit cabin among the redwoods to the shaded balcony of Cullum. Yet both are in the historic past and still stout heart to daring eyes replies, " No, I will not yield to temptation. " Such is the constancy of George. There came a genial, even-tempered lad from one Nevada City, where — and we ' ll all vouchsafe it — Jack- son ' s store is as far away as the Boodler ' s. Vhether it ' s dragging blind, and the drag such that the balcony fulfills an unusual mission, or painstakingly aiding a goat in French where he becomes with many grunts " M ' sieur Finejan, " there still remains his equilibrium. And if to- day does not roll easily along he just creeps up on tomorrow. Of such is the salt of the earth. But of late there has been much star gazing — astronomy, perhaps. And often dream castles and otherwise have been woven into lengthy mis- sives. So there, no wonder that when assembly goes, George is far behind. Riflt 1) ; Nhirksman; AM. (2) ; A.M.; Soccer (4, 3, 2, Monogram (3, 2, 1); Baseball (4). One hundred tliirly-eiijl.t lr - xl i V l t. if t t W tr W l vt 1t. i tr t tr if t f v ■ - ' i ' v ' ' • T!r ' yfnlntf i ' If V fy »I ' »! vl " . - ' jf •• nif i " tf ' W SAMUEL HENRY FISHER " Sam " Siglitetnth Congressional District NEW CUIVIBERLAND ' Ptnnsylvanin E nominate to the Hall of Good Fellowship one Samuel H. Fisher, of Pennsylvania. The reasons are manifold ; first, because he has never fallen a prey to bootlick ; because he combines the common sense of the goat xith occasional flashes of the engineer, anil further because he has risen from the lowly but imde- niably proud station of the man in ranks to the thankless position of First Sergeant. We further decree for him a position among the elect ; for hatever he wins, he orks for, and by this very token wears a monogram today and has made a name for himself in three branches of athletics. Furthermore because he is a member of the Choir and possesses that rare gift of appreciating real music ; because he is the possessor of a naturally sunny and optimistic dis- position and a genuine love of the Service, and lastly and most of all because he is a fine sort of a person to have for a friend. m RiHe Sharpshonter; Pistol Sharpshnoter ; Corp. (3) Sgt. (2); 1st Sgt. (1) ; Sunday School Teachers (2) Keast Detail; Swimming (4, 3). Ritlc Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Sgt. (2) ; 1st Sgt. (1) ; Beast Detail (1) ; Track (3, 2, 1) ; Monogram in Track; Soccer (3, 2) ; Cross Country (2) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1). aa@g5= ' LESLIE SEEKELL FLETCHER " Flctch " — " Les " First Congressional ' T istrut PROVIDENCE Rhode Island ES, as we all know him, comes from New England. There is no doubt about his origin, once you have heard him pronounce " laugh " or " can ' t. " Possibly this New Eng- land influence has played a large part in making Les so efficient and painstaking. But his effi- ciency avails him nothing when it conies to han- dling the " blind drag " question. Once Leslie " roped " in a squad of his friends for " blind drags, " and — oh, boy! Never again! Old " efficiency personified " saw service during the World War, graduating from the O. T. C. at Camp Lee. He liked the Service so well that he availed himself of the first opportunity to get back into it. Hence, after careful preparation, he entered the Army again, but this time as a " kaydet, " not as a " shave-tail " as of old. After four years of earnest endeavor we now have Les again launched upon his military career. Always ready to lend a helping hand or a good word, Les will indeed be a friend whenever he is met in the IninJred l drly-nine xtr f V»tf V t l - ? ' l l U !f l» t l. l lj t. .V ' d ir ' !»? ' ' t l ' V lf l lr ! j t t i tAj f vj ir - jr i i lr V virv tr i, yJ j ,ty j t ' xV Rifle Marksman; Pistnl Sharpshooter; Sgt. (1); Hop Mgr. (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Polo (1). WILLIAM REINEMAN FORBES Y ' li ' cnty-cighth C ' J " 0 ' (ssioiial ' District FRANKLIN ' Pennsylvania WEET William! One glance to the side will give the reader an idea how hard it has been to keep our Bill from the wiles of the unfair sex. Aside from the fact that we a hop manager, we want it under- not the " cookie pusher Bill that he really is made stood .type. ' Bill neyer acquired stars on his collar for bril- liancy in studies, but those under the big " A " on his sweater indicate that he has helped make the vanquished Navy goat bow to the victorious Army mule more than once. He plays a mean game at the net, but you should hear him play golf. Ve know that his laurels are not all won nor his friends all made at West Point because his presence will always be appreciated wherever he may go, and that his success as an officer in the Cavalry is assured. ALBERT GEORGE FOOTE " Feete " T ' lventy-foiirtli Qongressional ' District McLEANSBORO Illinois ROM the far plains of Illinois he came to us a truly handsome, if woe- begone, collar ad. He had left be- hind him a glorious " cit " life, the best set of " femmes " ' ever, and the finest horses God had yet given to man. In the metamorphosis of Apollo to Mars he lost none of his beauty nor of his ability as a horseman. He won honors in both. A red sash on hop nights and a polo mallet at other times show his employment of time not spent in chas- ing the elusive 2.0. Although a " goat, " AI " bones " the Cavalry. He clearly demonstrated the advantage of mobil- it ' at the Astor, when the situation required his presence in two places at once and his absence on all lines of approach to both. Foote drives a mean Broadway patrol. As old grayhaired officers we will look back upon the good times we had with Al, and drink an old-fashioned cocktail to " a soldier and a damn good fellow. " a Ride MarkMnan; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Hop Mgr. (1); Beast Detail; Basket- ball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " A " in Basketball (3, 2) ; Tennis Squad (4, 3, 1). fi J v J j « J. J jji JJi One JiunAred forty pr 5 t ' ' j ' i ' ' ' ' ' W ' •Jr ? ' V «i l ' t ' l l f !r ' ' t i • 1 ir ' Irxlfxt itrvl xVi! M GEORGE ALMOND EORD " Henry " Fourth Congressional ' District LYxXCHBURG J irginia ilT the end of our plebe summer, when the bustle of our sizing for- mation had subsided, " M " Com- pany claimed this Virginian for her own. He brought with him many of the true characteristics and ideals of the true X ' irginian which he still retains. He has the habit of thinking for himself, but judging from the results of his occasional visits to the Bat Board his methods of thinking do not always coincide with theirs. He is not a snake, or if he is he conceals all outward signs of so being. But his blonde hand- someness wins him favor among the femmes wherever he goes. George finds Sabatini, Ibanez and drea my in- dolence far more enticing than the glitter of stars, so it is futile to look for his name among the engineers. But give him a task and you may depend on its being accomplished. One would scarcely think of this retiring lad as being " hard, " but he is — ask any of the mule skinners. m Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Beast Detail; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2) I Numerals (3). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter ; Cadel Chapel Choir (1) ; A.B. (U ; Track (2, 1). aH OVID THOMASON FORMAN " Tom " — " Ovales " Sixth Congressional ' District WILLIAMSTOWN Kentucky j]OM, otherwise known as Otto, lover of women, hops and dark corners, stands with the best of them as one of C Co. ' s leading " snakes. " Com- , , ing from Kentucky, he has that necessary taste for fast horses and pretty women. Add to this his wicked " line, " curly hair, blue eyes and winning smile, and you see how he gets such a good start towards the heart of the unsus- pecting " femme. " Of romances he has had his full share, always surviving with a smile, and none the worse for wear. " Spoony, " efficient and " dissy, " Tom was made a lieutenant and spent first class summer on the " beast detail, " where he probably caused many a " plebe " to cast his shadow upon the wall. Any outfit that Tom may join in the future will get a soldier, a scholar, and a gentleman, besides a man whose Kentuckian breeding will send him to the pinnacle of success. n n n -j -!;r7 r7 j rj;7: C7p j ci;rj;r r7, One hundred forty-one j - , ,),,;, tr,i,xV t, .v ■ t,» r v V vt tt vV■ ' tr » trJ ' tr o Rifle Marksman; Huridredtli Ninlit (li; Camp Illumination ( 1 ). «{ E W I N G H ILL F R A X C E " Vive la " — " Senator " — " Anatole " Senatorial NEW ROCHELLE U eiv York NE might think that two summers at Camp Dix would make a pes- simist out of most any cadet — but not so France. In fact, we believe he rather liked it. This ability to make the best of everything — rain or shine — has been an outstanding characteristic of his kaydet days. Ewing does not lay claim to terpischorean laurels. However, like Postum, " there ' s a rea- son. " He prefers to stay at home and bone the Cosmo and write letters. As soon as he comes home from class, out comes the old pipe, the red comforter and a book, and he ' s busy till supper. He is one of the greatest little managers we have ever seen. In fact, he has held down more assistant manager ' s jobs in the last two years than any one on record. This and his ability to dead- beat drills constitute his greatest accomplish- ments. Ewing is boning Doughboy " With, " and we are sure that here is the promise of a future gen- eral. B ANDREW PAUL FOSTER, JR. " Apie " — " Bootsy " Fourth Congressional ' District ST. AUGUSTINE Florida fTRAIGHT from the oldest city of the land of ' gators came Andrf iv Paul. He arrived among us shy and retiring, but he is now pre- pared at any moment of the day or night to be heard upon any and all subjects. During his plebe and yearling years, he scorned the ad ances of the fair sex, standing aloof, ap- parently unconscious of their existence; but then suddenly came a change! Pink letters, green let- ters, sweetly perfumed specials, and verbose tele- grams began to arrive with increasing frequency. No more could he waste his time " boning tenths " when he might rather busy himself composing those little missives he so carefully penned. His dreamy, faraway look never fades — unless the mail dragger " passes him up " on his regular rounds. To run out in the area, and around the clock tower, after taps, clad only in pajamas (with the O. G. in front of the guardhouse), is a feat of which anyone might truly be proud. Rifle Marksman (5); Expert (3); Pistol Sharp- shooter (3); Chapel (4, 3, 2); Hundredth Night (4, 2, ij; B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Bri. Adj. (1); Football, Asst. Mgr. (3); Rifle Squad, Asst. Mgr. (2); Mgr. (1). y 4 j i i j J! ' i i , i!UuA,-,-A forly-K V-- Nt l ' Aotr-dr ty ' ttf l ir t ' t l ' A tA?f lj ' l; l l lfA xt - - LOUIS C. FRIEDERSDORFF " Louie " Fourth CongressKinid ' I)i.s ri( t MADISON Indi ina HEX Shakespeare exclaiiiieil, " What a piece of work is man, " he must have had in mind some such indi id- ual as Louis. It would be impossible to catalogue all the traits that make up his amiable personality, so we must be content in citing those that are foremost. The generous portion of good looks that the Fates have given him and his indifference towards the ladies probably explain his success with that most popular sex. He is one of the few among us who does not boast of an O. A. O. and who has kept his account with BBB down to two figures. He is not a " goat " despite the fact tiiat he has spent the greater part of his four years in company with his red comforter and fiction. Louis is boning Aviation, but whatever he does we expect him to fi ' high and fast to c-Tc c=s«7 aE cnsiSws «?f«c «S Pt Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3); Sgt. (1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol MarksmaTi ; Sgt. (1). 3S ANDREW ALLISON FRIERsSON " Hank " " ; Congressional ' District DALLAS T ' ex(u lyLOW me to present your ideal Texan. Dashing, debonair, hard, our Andrew Allison hails from the wide-open spaces where men grow six legged (including the horse) and the sun does its duty. This delightful soul holds the proud title of " Griping Hank, " due to zeal and warmth of speech in squelching both Plebes and oppressors of the buck. An innocent diversion it is, but it martyred him for three months on the wintry area. The manly stoicism with which he accepted this diabolical torture completely won our ad- miration. Academically speaking, life has been absurdly simple to the lad ' s analytical brain. Engineer? Hardly. Swashbuckling cavalryman without the formality of the dropping of the hat; bold, ag- gressive, lazy, a horseman and polo player par excellence, it was destiny. The femmes fall in droves for his good looks, winning ways and devilish smile, but his lo er ' s sighs are cruelly bestowed upon boots, spurs and crop. Or:, ' :unJrt ' J jorty-llnee t.xt ; ■t ! ' - t ltA! ' V l l ■! t » -t ' ■J ' t t ; V ' tfA r J tn}r.i Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Beast Detail (1); Tracl (4, 3) ; Cross Countrv (3, 2) ; Golf (2, 1) ; Minor Sport " A " (2). ANDREW GAMBLE m SUTER " Andy " 4t Large LINCOLN Illinois NDY stands below the middle of the class academically, but well above the middle in every other respect. There is no one who has the honor and welfare of the Corps more at has he. Always cheerful, friendly heart tha and helpful, he hasn ' t an enemey in, the world. Either he is Misfortune ' s favorite, or else the area holds for him an irresistible charm, for, in his time, Andy has walked well over 100 tours. However, his ambulatory achievements have not at all affected the cheerfulness of his mien, or in any way mitigated the effectiveness of his pugilistic propensities. He still scuffles with anyone and everyone, upon any occasion or none. We believe that when the final curtain is lowered on the drama of his life he ' ll be smiling in contemplation of a round or two with the keeper of the pearly gates. Needless to say, Andy is entering the Infantry, the fighting branch of the Service. B J A R N E F U R U H O L M E N " Barney " C _at!onal Quard MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota fARNEY came to us staggering under the weight of all the high-school track laurels of Minnesota and with the mental equipment of a corporal B in the Field Artillery of the Na- tional Guard. Long before he donned the Kaydet Gray he had heard that famous com- mand, " Commence grooming " — perhaps that is the reason for his being just about the " spoon- iest " of the " spoony " in the class. And, yet, perhaps not! It may have been his desire to gain the approval of the fair ones. Take your choice. He succeeded in both. Many a plebe these last three years has given as his ambition " I wanna be a snake like Mr. Furlomoon. " Due to his uncontrollable desire for the com- panionship of the fairer sex he gave up his berth on the track squad to chase the elusive golf ball over the links. Vou see a tea-fight followed every match. Since the Coast holds no attractions for Bar- ney he and his locker femme have decided on " Field with. " Rifle Marksman; A.B. (3, 2, 1); A.M.; Camp Illumination (1); Boxing Squad (1); Indoor Meet (4, 2 yWT nfr TT n njnfi •;- ■ ■ ■ ■t ' V ' t- ' ,i .J. . . .;. . ■;. -f -f -J. ..X .;. ;. ■ ' .jv ' , v v j, . .,. ■ - One hundred forty-four l, trSi t,, ,) v ,t,, ,t, t, ,xV Mtr t l V. j j t j( t.vt t { t l t ' HAROLD PHINEAS CARD " H. P. " — " Finney " Senatorial LYNN ■r Iassachusetts HE old Bay State sent him to us, to uphold its staid and sober traditions among the Kaydets. Phinny ' s one great delight is to exercise his inventive genius. He is never more content than when installing his latest improvements on his own or his room ' s equipment. As a yearling he blossomed forth as one of the Comm ' s elect and, after spending his Second Class year in the ranks of the bucks. First Class year found his F. D. coat again shedding a golden luster. Although never a snake while at the Point a large picture on his locker shelf proved that he was not entirely oblivious to feminine charm, and the unfailing regularity with which he re- ceived a certain letter showed that the picture was more than a mere screen for contraband articles. We don ' t know what branch he is " boning, " but whatever it is, if application and perseverance can work it, we know he will get the one he wants. Rifle Marksman; AM. (3) ; B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Catholic Sunday School Teacher (2, 1) ; Stars (4) ; Beast Detail. Rifle Sharpshooter ; Pistol Sharpshooter ; Corp. (3) Sgt. (1) ; Soccer (3, 2. 1). aa» PHILIP ROBISON GARGES " Phil " — " Philippe " WASHINGTON ' District of Qolumbui HE Register will read: " Entered Julv 1, 1920— Graduated, June 12, 1924. " All of which will tell noth- ing of a four years which the mythical " Dick Prescott " himself Tht well have envied. Even a " good " cadet may read fiction during C. Q. without endangering his reputation, but not Phil. His determination to do right by the regulations under any circumstances was re- sponsible for his being showered with all the rare distinctions of kaydet life. Phil ' s onh ' fall from grace occurred on the Yearling Hike when a too vigilant tac broke in on an after-Taps party. " Garge " still insists that it was well worth a month and his Corp chevrons; to which we always reply, " It must have been some keen party. " From the beginning he has been labeled " Engineers. " At any rate, with Philip building our bridges we ' ll have no cause for worry — he ' ll build ' em, 1st — On time; 2d — According to Regulations. One liundred forly-fivi lr■A - ' -l r- ?ot ' ' ' ' l ' ! ! ' l ' ' • l ' tr !r V lfvJ ' t ' i i yifA if i ! y r ir}i Rifle Marksman ; Chapel Choir (4) ; Camp mination (1). D RICHARD WEIGAND GIBSON " Dick " T ' licnty-sciontl Congrf sional Distrut BUTLER Tennsylvaiiia INF2 forms on the right, girls, and please don ' t crowd. This is Dick Ciibson of Millionaire squad. Wherever he goes he always seems to have the keenest femme of the party. AVhether it ' s his Pennsylvania line or his Apollo-like features that makes such a hit with the opposite sex has been a topic for much debate. Dick ' s popularity, however, does not rest with the femmes alone. His jovial person- ality is always in demand by his classmates. Dick is a banjo player de luxe and sings lyric tenor in the " I " Co. quartet. He has favored many a colorline with his musical ability. It isn ' t generally known, but the night before the Navy met defeat in basketball and track they suffered a humiliatory setback by Gibby with his educated cubes of ivory. A lot more could be said about Dick, but we will stop here by saying that he is a clean-cut, clear-headed gentleman, the type the Army will be proud to have in its officer personnel. GERALD GOODWIN GIBBS " Jerry " First Qougrcssional ' District SOUTH PORTLAND ■ ' Elaine ND in the beginning Jerry desired to go to Annapolis, was dispatched to college and solved the problem by coming to West Point. The place didn ' t impress him at first, so he took anoth. ' r crack at cit life, onh ' to give it up as a bad job and join ' 24 on that memorable July First. From that time on he was Happy-go-Lucky Jerry, seeing everything from the Engineers to the Goats in academic sections, thereby gaining a wide acquaintance among both his classmates and the P ' s. With Bake he formed an unde- featable and indefatigable bridge team which preyed on the other members of the division at all hours of the day and night. Who doesn ' t remember the time during sum- mer camp that Jerry bought that eighty-five-dol- lar watch? Vea, verily! I believe that when Jerry is a grizzled gray Colonel some comrade will challenge him across the parade ground, " Oh, Gibbs! What time is it? " Good luck, Jerry! aa i f ■ ■ ■ fe ' a gSw ' SBgaeg Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Orchestra (+, 3); Color Lines (1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 1); Swimming Squad (4). One hundred forty-six lr V ir t. V t -i W xV lA ■ ; ' l ! ' ' t l ' ' l ' l ' t ' ? ' ' t ' ' t ' ' t t Wrl lf t T LEE WILLIAM GILFORD " Chug " •t t Large CHUGWATER IVyoinbig HE other half of the Gold Dust Twins. Who ever heard of Chugwater, Wyoming, before July 1, 1920? Now, however, one has only to iiiijuire of any kaydet to learn that it is the original habitat of Chug, and as such deserves a conspicuous place on all the maps of the world. For is not Will Rogers known as the Chug Gilford of the Follies? An early tribute to his popularity came dur- ing our first days at notorious Hell-on-the-Hud- son. Plebes from all over the Corps, having heard of his wisecracks, came to Chug for in- struction in making blase retorts to upperclass- men. After a brief filing at the upper sections Chug saw the light and secured a firm and re- spected position in the fraternity of the " Im- mortals. " Although he has never been unduly enthusiastic over academic duty, his success in handling the company during practice marches, coupled with his infectious good nature, indicates that Chug cannot fail to be a valuable man to the service. g Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; Pistol Squad (2,1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol First Class; A.B. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Polo (1). aa l WALTER DEWEY GILLESPIE ■•I.ukc " Sighth Cong ' - ' sional District CLINTON jyiississippi UKE hails from the warmer coun- try way down below the Mason- Dixon line, and many ' s the cold winter night when he has lamented his ever leaving it. Luke has more points and striking character- istics in his makeup than a five-carat Tiffany Rock. He has boned everything in his career as a kaydet except his text books, and as a result his yearning for a life in the Coast " Without " will probably materialize into the Doughboys " With. " Luke has a passionate desire to change the existing order of things and more especially to eliminate all forms of guard duty from the military life. In the past year he has developed into a confirmed snake, until now his hops, pic- nics and week-ends are wonders to behold. When our life here is only a pleasant memory we will remember Luke for his good nature and benevolent disposition and our best wishes will D follow him wherever he may wander. One hundred forty-seven Rifle Marksman ; Pistol Sharpshooter ; Cheer Leader and Stunt Committee (2, 1) ; Sgt. (1) ; Camp Illu- mination (1); Gym Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Cross Country (3) ; Indoor Meet (+, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram (2). RALPH IRVIN GLASGOW ■Ralph " SfioiitJ Co ' ' 9 ' ' fssiunal ' District T VIX FALLS Llah rj pHE Golden Vest, that land of mys- teiN ' and promise, where fortunes are made and lost overnight, claims Ralph as her native son. Though the stage here is set with different scenery and peopled with strange actors, he has forged to the front, and during his four years has set an enviable record, to which future cadets from Idaho may well point with pride. Never worrying about his academic standing, he has had time to devote to activities. Foot- ball has been his main diversion, although the more serious side of life has not been neglected. Ralph has always been a favorite son with the powers that be, and ends his cadet days as cap- tain of A company. Cullum Hall has its attractions for him, as for everybody else, and to this we can trace, no doubt, his preference for the Coast Artillery. Be that as it may, the C. A. C. vill be the richer by a man of pleasing personality, who has the T determination and the ability to succeed. B FRANCIS EDWIN GILLETTE " Frank " — " Gee " First ( ' o7i ;rw owfl ' District CINCLNNATI Ohio IINCE the balmy da ' s of plebe year our hero has steadily advanced to the fore. No, Agnes, not academ- ically speaking, for though Frank stands well up in his class, his passion tor studies is superseded by his devout love for the good old red comforter. Gymnastic work is his main hobby, and the cups he has won- each year in the Indoor meet clearly indicate that our Ed not only knows his stuff, but likes to strut it, too. Perhaps this love for cup winning will cling to him after gradua- tion, but — that has nothing to do with this story. Versatility is Frank ' s middle name. Gym work, cheer leaditig, dragging, or any other ac- tivity he pursues with energy and perseverance. His heart is set on cit life and from all indi- cations the world will gain a captain of industry at the expense of the Service losing a future general. Who knows? He ' s built that way. W - Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2) ; Capt. (1) ; Executive Committee (3,2, 1) ; Beast Detail; Football (4. 3, 2, 1); " A " in Foot- ball; Boxing (3, 2); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Numerals (4, 3,2, 1). 1 ' ' M 4 One hundred forty-eiffhi - t lr »r l tfAi l. lr- t -xl 1 v l l l 3 ' t f l ' ? fr rlr l vV l vtr ' t ' ' vV ! ' ' l ' ' t ' V ' t ' ' V V vV ' ! ' t ' » j) tf fr J B ALBERT FOX GLENN " Foxey " Senatorial BROOKSVILLE C lississippi |EARING in his dignified earnest- ness all the gentlemanly qualities of the Old South, " Foxy " has ac- cumulated a world of respect and aftection among his fellows. Ever closely attentive to duty and mindful of the feel- ings of others almost to his own detriment, this southern gentleman enjoyed having his efforts rewarded with stars and handsome golden chev- rons. Hapless goats and despairing seekers at the fountain of West Point learning ha e found in this man a pillar of strength to aid them at every turn. His own academic excellence has been of profit to many others besides himself. This cheerful altruism cannot fail to be richly rewarded in the promising future which will un- doubtedly be his. Recognition of " Foxy ' s " fine points has not been confined to the masculine sex. His leaves are always spent in Dixie, where ' tis rumored, he hopes to be stationed. In the Engineers with his O. A. O. we may expect to hear favorably of him. Hundredth Night (2, 1); A.B. (4); Corp. (3); Supply Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Camp Illumination (1); Class Treas. (3, 2, 1); Sec. of Dialectic Society (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " A " ; Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Coach ( 1 ) ; Monogram ; Water Polo ( 3 ) . v? g»g£»g s a L::;» ' ;: 9 r a .v Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman ; Chapel Choir (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Bugle Corps (4) ; Band (4, 3). 3a@5 SANFORD JOSEPH GOODMAN " Sandy " U ineteenth Illinois ' District SAN FRANCISCO California ilANDY hails from the sunny state of California, where oranges and athletes flourish in reckless aban- don. The sunny state is well re- flected in Sandy ' s cheerful person- ality, for everyone in the Corps is familiar with his happy grin. Swimming was Sandy ' s forte before coming to the Corps, and he lived up to his reputation after arriving. Football and baseball are also among his accomplishments, especially the former, in which, as tackle, he consistently featured for four years. Nor is Sandy ' s line work restricted to the gridiron. Nay, the potency of his oratory and the smoothness of his eloquence have made many an English and Economic instructor, and many a fair damsel, quake, tremble and cry: " Hold — Enough! " While football, swimming and baseball will cease with graduation, yet the winning and cheerful ways of Sandy Goodman will continue always to win him a place in the hearts of all with whom he is associated. One hundred forty-nine F r F !K-4r- r r -«tr ! -tff ' tr-«i xtr»t " V ' Ato! ' if .t xtf Tr V t f t i V- ' ' ?f -■ 1 ' ' i ' t t i l tr loly ' ir l t - ' dA t - jr VJ-vj Rifle Export; Pistol Sharpshooter; Asst. Editor, Plebe Bible Staff (3, 2) ; Managing Editor, Pointer Staff (1); Sgt. (2); Hockev (4); Asst. Mgr. Hockev (3, 2) ; Mgr. Hockev ( ' l). REED GRAVES H " Gravy " — " Flip " First Congressional District PHILADELPHIA T)elaivare IERE is a man who is perpetually armed with a cheerful smile and some kind of a grind or witticism that will make you gird yourself likewise. Forsooth he has often paid the price of his jocular outbursts in the form of a trip to the hall sink. Many of these have been administered, but his disposition re- mains unaltered. Reed is a hard orker and no one has shown more enthusiasm than he in the realm of corps activities. On most of the afternoons, while the rest of us were at red comforter drill he was to be found wearing down the track or kicking a soccer ball around. He also looks upon the fair lady with favor. To the youth with the RolIs-Ro5 ' ce lines and a smile that defies resistance, snaking is one of the finer arts. Even Solomon would envy him his assortment. Reed is certain to make good in whatever branch he enters. T FRANCIS JOHN GRALING " Frank " — " General " — " Ciriz " First C ' J " S ' ' fssional ' District SPRING VALLEY ■Ifinnesota HF ' say that vhen he was just old enough to get his first walking papers he started out to explore the world and got as far as the woodshed under special convoy ! Now, as chief historian of that intrepid band of voyagers whose members so valiantly won their spurs in the Battle of Paris, June-August, 1922, he ra es on about service with the foreign legion, and at the same time dreams of a " home with " ; for although the feet be willing, the heart is ofttimes weak. No man has ever put more into any activity here than has Griz. The creation and management of The Pointer and its success have been due, to a large extent, to his uncanny ability at talking things out of the powers that be. He is also adept at procuring permits and forming battalions for sweeping ofif the hockey rink. When we report to Saint Peter he ' ll prob- ably be managing the pearly gates. W g5 Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Beast Detail ; Track (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Monogram (4, 2) ; Soccer (2, 1); Indoor Meet (4). ppfr One hundred fifty t r ' i ' - , -ij, i ' }tr ■ t ' jj - M ' tnt. ' ii J l ? i lr ' t l t; !r l l l ' t ' V l ' l ' l ' ' i t t ' ' C ' - ' ' C ' - ylf r i i tf- J ! i U i rjf -i j y ' t ' r tf • i jT irtt fy ir ir i I RUPERT DAVIDSON GRAVES " Gravy " — " Pot " Seventh C ' " iff ' ' ' ' ' onal ' District PEABODY ■Ulasstuhiisctls ITH the fresh twang of the ocean ' s salty air about him Rupert entered with the rest of us that memorable day in July. Th? Massachusetts State Nautical School Ship had left its mark indelibly impressed upon him and it was by slow degrees that his rolling deep-sea swagger was replaced by the hundred and thirty per. Rupert, however, has one affliction, which for- tunately had never troubled him prior to fur- lough; but the birth of an interest in a certain Bay State young lady and its consequent leading to a greater attention to personal appearance brought it to light. It ' s his hair, confound it — it simply won ' t stay combed. An hour ' s prepa- ration for the hop, the moonlight walk to Cul- lum, and then somebody ' s remark, " Why the devil didn ' t you comb your hair, Rupe? " and the evening is ruined as far as one Kaydet is con- cerned. But a willingness to buckle down to hard work, conscientiousness and a bounden sense of duty have paved in advance his highway to the goal of success. S s Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; Lacrosse (+, 3) ; Monogram in Lacrosse; Polo (1). Rifle .Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3) Swimming Squad (1). IRVING GREENE BALLARD " I. B. " T ' licnty-sixth Co " g ' essional TDistrict CARMEL !] eiu York I OOL, unassuming and gentle, I. B. always exerts that unconscious in- fluence which invariably brings calm out of the most trying situation. Greene has a much checkered ca- reer, having gone to both Columbia and Marion. Many were the nights in 234, when, after bon- ing Cosmo and Red Book till taps, I. B. would hang the bathrobe around the light, blanket the window and burn the midnight oil. Greene studies when he has to and not before. As yet, however, he has never failed to deliver the mental accomplishments when the writs roll around. We cannot proceed further without comment- ing favorably on his immaculately groomed hair and naturally tinted cheeks. He is, in truth, a friend to whom one can carrj ' both troubles and joys alike. Though I. B. shares the love of all good men for horse flesh, he is not going in the mounted service, but in one in which the rider navigates the great expanse of sky. In his chosen branch we wish him " bon voyage. " v vyjv One hundred fifty-on 1r t l. tr t tf ntnj ' f l ' l f ' Jf ! llf ' t ?J ' !r J ' " ' l ' l ' ' J L l ' i t i i j y ir - ifvj !r tnifvl vl ' 3 ' ! • i ' x l tf tr ' v V l l ' !A3r V l Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Company Representative, Ring Committee; A.B. (2, 1); Corp. (3); Hop Mgr. (3); Camp Illumination (1) ; Drum and Bugle Corps (4, 3) ; Baseball (4) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2). K CARROLL RIGGS GRIFFIN " Griff " Fourth Congressional ' District TAUNTON ■ Massachusetts IHO are YOU, mister? " " Mr. Griffin, sir. " " Where are YOU from? " " Maine, sir. " And so it was that our Carroll entered West Point four long years ago. Ask him about the nickname " GrifHn me darling " and the " Gazakus " given him when he was a plebe. As the years rolled by Carroll has accom- plished much in every way. Academically he has always been near the top of the class without being a file-boner. Being rather indifferent at times and always willing to take a chance, Griff has been able to evade the make list and is proud of it, too. And does Carroll like the fair sex? Well, he is dark and they say opposites attract each other. Those brown eyes seem to vamp them all, be- cause he drags a different one nearly every week. Wherever Griff goes you may be assured that his life is bound to be filled with success and that he will always be that same good old pal. ALEXANDER GEORGE GREIG " Axel " T ' hirtl Congressional ' District BALTIMORE ■SMarylan I UNNER-UP in that series in which Job won the " hard luck champion- ship, " but one of the smilingest lads we know. Alex has proved to us that he is able to tackle anything and can go through with it, always coming out successful and smiling. After surmount- ing obstacles he has proven that he wishes to rise even higher. He has chosen the air service. After going the rounds with the T. D. Axel was firmly convinced that Xmas leave ends when the Com says and not two or three days later. Let ' s call his loss of a few days ' liberty and shoe leather a restitution to the Goddess of Chance for his unheard-of success in love. The lad has more femmes than any other ten of us. AVhatever his goal, he will reach it. May you have the breaks! We ' re all for you. a Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Bugle (4, 3); Boxing (1). Corps . ;v .;■• ;.,;. -ji ;. ?, .j vjjVjf. 41 ;v -iv Orrc IiutuircA fifly-liio t ' f i J. 5- 5- - •if ' -ir ' fifif ' xV W ? 1t ! l M t tT t r■d li t ? !r ' l J )J !r i t ir LESLIE ELLIS GRIFFITH " Ganorski " Sixth Congressifjiial ' Dislrut BATES CITY lissouri r is extremely difficult to portray the life and conquests of so versa- tile a personage as Gen. Ganorski in anything shorter than a book. For how else could anyone give full credit for those wonderful campaigns waged upon the old Astor camping ground, or those brilliant skirmishes conceived on the steep slopes of Flirtation Walk? But there is still another side to the general ' s character. He is quiet and retiring. In fact, he likes nothing bet- ter than to retire to his room and spend long, peaceful hours out cold on his bunk. Moreover, he is not afraid of work ; he can lie down right beside it and go to sleep. Ganorski has been faithful to the traditions of the Kay Ko Buzzards as emulated by Abe Price and the redoubtable Gilmartin, and it is with a keen sense of their loss that they watch Ganorski follow in their footsteps to the ranks of the doughboys. m Rifle Marksman; Catholic Choir (4); Corp. (3) Baseball (4) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. Rifle Marksman; Camp Illumination (1); Base- ball, Summer Camp. A ARTHUR RICHARD GRIMM " Dutch " — " Cupid " Slcvetith ( o« rfMio?!(7 ' District BOSTON ■r Iassachusctts H ! Here we have him I Fresh from the Hub of the Universe, the Cen- ter of Culture and Refinement, " Bahston, " sometimes pronounced Boston. Is Arthur in the division? Listen — " C. C. A. cigars, cigarettes, tobacco and chewing gum, gents! Get a good smoke before the play starts! " — Yes, he ' s in. Cupid dragged him to the hop once. But most commonly we find him comfortably in his chair, reading about Mayor Hylan, the Irish, or maybe Benny Leonard. Yes, he sometimes gets into an argument and once or twice almost became ex- cited when someone told him that the " Sultan of Swat " had fanned. About Dutch ' s future there is only one thing we are sure of and that is that some time there is going to be a large Grimm family living in Manhattan. Otherwise, we may see him a poli- tician, sport editor, boxing manager, or maybe even a soldier. But his unfailing good nature will always find a welcome. " Well, it won ' t be long now! " One hundred fifty-tliree tf t tA l ' l T ' t Nt t t lf ' l t iAlo! l ' i W W !r j ' Rifle Marksman; Pistol MarKsman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); 1st Sgt. (1); Cullum Hall Football Squad (4); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram (2) ; Water Polo (3) ; Indoor Meet (4, 2, 1). i JOHN HENRY HAILE, " Tex " Fourteenth ( on r( ' M 07!« ' District SAN ANTONIO Texas EX " to his classmates, John to male cits and " Dearest Johnnie " to all the femmes is a star of the first mag- nitude when it comes to the game of hearts, although a martinet about hours. Once he sets his sparkling suppliant eyes upon any female who crosses his path (demure, unsophisticated and man-hating though she may be) you will soon see her, after listening for a few minutes to his mellifluous line, suffering the deepest throes of intoxicating love and, shock- ingly rapid as it may seem, after two or three lessons with her dearest Johnnie, the church, the altar and the parson are uppermost in her mind. But alas! ' Tis the signal for our Don Juan to make a hastj ' exit and look for new conquests. Until last year it was ever wine, ■omen and cards with Tex, but he soon discovered that " cards " could not replace " song " while " women " was there, so he now makes the time-honored phrase read " Wine, women, cards and song. " m GEORGE A. HADSELL, JR. " Art " — " Tubby " ,i-4t Large POUGHKEEPSIE ■J eiv York AZE on good old " Tubby, " the " V assar Venus. " For, although Art belongs to the world at large, this up-state college " podunk " claims him for her very own. Personal appearances? A right fine figure of a man. Tall, brawny, pink cheeked and a chest that requires extra cloth in his dress coats. His activities have been numerous and varied. A consistent student, he has always been on easy street with the Academic Board. He is a very hard worker and conscientious. Remember when he counted his remaining pins when making out his requisition in order to have his sheet made out correctly? His training at Vassar makes him a regular " snake, " and he is nearly always among those present. He worked hard in sports, and has made himself very valuable as a swimmer of no mean ability. His efficiency in affairs mili- tary has been noticed each year, the T. D. finally making him " B " Co. ' s " top-kick. " Tubby likes hard work. No wonder he is choosing the " doughboys. " ffll SJ One hundred fifty-four f tr ' fr tr tr »r tr Wr t ■• I x l ■ V l, T, l, tf i if ' t ' ' V v ' ' V fr ♦ l v PETER CONOVER HAINS III " Pete " — " P. C. " — " Bow and Arrow " c Large BOKEELIA Florida AVINCi brought the battle at Schact ' s to a successful termination, Peter registered here at the Academy along with the rest of us. During the memorable days of plebedom he managed to keep the Math. Dep ' t H al va several laps behind ; and as for English, Shak speare found him a close student and a devout worshiper. French wasn ' t his forte, which is strange, considering his chosen metier — fencing. From the very beginning, any form of athletics or class enterprise found him a willing candidate. But after all the sabres seem to be his delight. Peter believes in doing things correctly the first time ; as a result the T. D. saw fit to dec- orate him with two years of chevrons. Never- theless we find him just as efficient with the fair sex. Peter claims the Air Service as his own. We all expect him to succeed in whatever he under- takes. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (2, 1); Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1); Swimming (3); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). D SARRATT THADDEUS HAMES " Sara " — " Serie " Foiirlh Congressional T istrict UNION South C ' " ' oli " " ROM the day when he first sounded off " Hames Heylo, " and conse- quently heaved his chin in, we have known that a Southern gentle- man dwelt among us. Coming from a Southern " first family " and a Southern " tin school " he naturally has all the Southerners ' legendary qualities. His is a story not of golden chevrons and file- boning but of a true knight of the clean sleeve and shining horns. In bitter conflict on Tenth Avenue he has won battles which have made foundlings of many other good men and true. He goes to the movies, but his rare appear- ances at Culluni show what a snake he might have been — Numberless are the femmes he has loved and lost, but Hope has not fled, for each mail he expects seventeen letters of pink and blue. Besides membership in the 6th Division Bridge Club, his athletic activities are golfing and mas- tering British Science. From us he goes to the " only fighting branch of the Army. " i mi4 ' P T One liuriilrrd fifly-fivi j - ,-if ir-ir ' if f ir tr ' 9rtr f ir f f i f ' i!f ' Si ' tf f ' ij- f ' if iy i iMr ' ir-i ir - y yii 3 i lf ]f Jj j ) i j yyir if r t if l Rifle Marksman; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (2) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Beast Detail (1). WORTH HARPER Q " A orthless " Second Congressional ' TDis rict MACKSVILLE West Virginia HE mountaineers, they have no fears, they live in caves and ditches ; unor- thodox, they hide ' neath rocks and flee from mountain witches. When Worth was young, his deeds unsung, he h ' ved ' mid such conditions, but soon desire to wealth acquire arose with premonitions of gath- ' ring fame. Thence sprang the flame of quite an inspiration ; he thought to shine at West Point ' s shrine, take leave of tribulation. His Stentor snore was heard no more resounding through the valleys ; instead he tried to swallow pride and answer yearling sallies. ' Twas then he first did quench the thirst of sundry men, oppressors, and mustard up the coffee cup of one of his aggressors. While here he ' s been the real king-pin of all our pistoleers ; true thunder- bolt has been his Colt, like swords of chevaliers. A friend like few, a comrade true, this man has our devotion. We know that he success will see whate ' er his future mission, for Worth is one who ' s ne ' er outdone ; he ' ll have men ' s recognition. H ROBERT WELLS HARPER " Harp " — " Bob " First Congressional ' District SEATTLE ff ashing ton ||A ' ING come to West Point for a three months ' vacation, and a visit to the bright lights of Broadway, " Harp " ' now finds himself about to terminate a four years ' sentence at one of the national institutions not far from Sing Sing. At West Point " Harp " has developed certain remarkable characteristics. As a plebe his ability to entertain was ably displayed to upper class- men as well as plebes by his gymnastics on the " uke. " Moreover, we find him always ready to help those in need, spending most of his time keeping his " wife " off the " D " list. These qualities, combined with a tenor voice, exceptional life- saving ability, and a wondrous capacity to dress as a femme (as displayed in Hundredth Night) all prove him to be a rare good fellow and a real " wife. " A rising politician ; an artist of no mean ability ; an ambition to succeed ; and a bachelor forever! That ' s " Harp. " «J i Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; Sgt. (2, 1); Pistol Team (3, 2, 1) ; Beast Detail. ■.• Jj i J J,1 J. J J, .iji - « J JJ J5 • JJ J jJk 4 i J ' jfV jJ . J One hundred fifty-six i ' iritjfiif ' i ' fi ' i t t ■ tf t ■ t t l lJ J l { t l t ' tr l t l ' l t l i ' ' ' l ' ' i l ' ' f f i f ' lr f lr i i Jytr tf l t i yJ ■ ' if J yl lf l ' ' if ' yl ' ' y ■ i ' ■ ' ' r tf■ ir H EDWIN HENRY HARRISON •Harry " — " E. H. " Siffhth Qongressional ' District HOUSTON Texas ARRISOX is from Texas and is a good example of a resident of the Lone Star State. He is never in a hurry, yet, whether he starts to prepare for a formation one hour or one minute before attention, he is nearly al- ways in his place by the last note of assembly. Harry has a hobby which takes the form of a passion for firearms. Recognized as the best pistol shot in the Corps, Harrison has won the admiration of both officers and cadets by his performance with that weapon. He is also a very fine rifle shot. It would surprise no one if the near future should find him taking part in the international matches as a member of both the pistol and ritle teams. Harry ' s chosen branch is the Infantry, but the Ordnance is his final objective. Certainly few men on graduation have ever been better qualified in both knowledge and ability for this work. Ve all wish him success. BSte?- ' ' fe - g W! is ' g Pistol Marksman (3); lluiulredth Ni ht (1); Howitzer Board (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1) ; Camp Hlumination (1). Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert (4, 3, 2, 1) (Academy Record); Sgt. (2, 1); Pistol Squad (3, 2, 1); Monogram (3, 2, 1). aa CHARLES EDWARD HART " Ed " WASHINGTON ' District of Columbia |THING of beauty is a joy forever. Who? Why our Ed, 3.6, cowboy Eddy. He came to us fresh from the , , capital city, a nice boy, blushing, debonair and absolutely soft-hearted. Wisdom came with age, however, and now Ed is old Moses himself for knowledge. He can yrite a dissertation on anything from " The Technique of Osculation " to " The Holes in Imported Sweitzer Cheese. " This is an age of specialists, however, and Eddie ' s specialty is snaking. Not once or twice a month, but always and forever, and that means as often as the bugler blows " Call to Quarters. " Ed came here from Shadman ' s with a founda- tion that is easily shown by a review of his work during the first year. In his own studies he was always conscientious and also always ready to sacrifice his time to aid others. The Cavalrv " ill welcome him. ■M iy .:rrKzjiMf. -:j!r-:;r;jv-:jr;;w;r fT;: f7 -i rqr r7fT One hundred fifty-seven i,,lr ■A t. V t bxtr l ' ! - ' t tr !f V t ■J t t t ) ! » ' t l «t tr ) l« t !rJ t Rilie Marksman; Camp llliiniinaticin (1). H WALLACE H. HASTINGS " Wally " U. S. riny OAKLAND California ERE we have the Honorable Lord Hastings, himself. Statistically he came from sunny California, but ac- tually he came from a doughboy " outfit " in dark Siberia. Dough- boys are usually " wooden, " but Wally — well, he does have a lucky habit of shining his " wife ' s " FD hat before he discovers his faux pas. He is famous for being a real woman-hater, for his distinctive yells for the Army teams, for his silent bridge playing, for his stars, for his and G. C. ' s Rocky Mountain duet, for his con- sistent stagging (?), for his fluent and masterful translations of the original Spanish for a bunch of " goats " and " dead-beat " Engineers, for his astounding appetite for fiction and for his equally astounding ap petite for work. The Sunday papers will probably tell you how, with only a high school education behind him, he climbed to the top of a large class and " licked " the best of them. N MARTIN FRANK HASS " Martie " Sixth Congressional ' District BILOXI ■ ' Mississippi ICKNAMES are often indicative of character, and thus it was that " Photseau " earned his appellation. P. Echols and P. Holt both were assailing him, but he " fought so " that both ere tricked, and now he sails along unperturbed, wearing this nickname as a tribute to the double victory. Photseau is always one jump ahead of the game. When others are frantically struggling with shoulder belts, he is placidly putting on his B plate. While others are agitated over a lost shoe or a broken lacing, he is all set and ready to help. Perhaps Photseau ' s greatest idiosyncrasy is manifested immediately prior to Saturday in- spection. He then develops a hurling complex which results in the promiscuous scattering of all articles misplaced during the week. Congenial, plucky and sincere, Photseau is always welcome in any and all gatherings. At present he seems set on entering the Field Artillery, and if he does that branch is sure of obtaining an enthusiastic and hard-working officer. Ml Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3) Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Star (4, 3, 2, 1). Il ; rj t. j jj . j; y; j ' ? -7 " ? 4 ' 7 ' ' ij 4 if.. 4i. jji j y«.«j ' j f One hundred ffty-euihl « lt iy trTt x) V t it t t Wr t !y V l b l »(» V l t t ti i ' V-.l tr !r ! vl :. » JOHN REYNOLDS HAWKINS " Shorty " — " Rav " — " Runt " Sixth Conff ' ession(il lyistrict TUCKER Arkansas P:ST point was founded in 1802. Soon thereafter " Shorty passed through the East Sallyport, where he entered upon a stormy career as a kaydet. He has waited for years, trying to decide which class to graduate with, and has decided, finally, to pay that com- pliment to the class of ' 24. After four months of plebe life " Shorty " was recognized and made a sergeant. But, alas! " The last shall be found. " Shorty became last in math., with the usual result. He returned bereft of his chevrons, and has worn his sleeve, clean, longer than any of us has worn the kaydet grey. " Shorty " has often been accused of laziness, but he always pleads, " Not (niilty. " However, he admits there are only two things he ' d rather do than nothing, " P.S. " and play polo. He de- fends his " Slow Motion Movie " attitude with one simple statement, " I ' d rather get there late than tired. " Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Catholic (4, 2) ; A.B. 1 month (3) ; Sgt. (1). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. Sgt. (4); Polo (3, 1). aa DANIEL FRANCIS HEALY, JR. " Dan " — " Wealy " First Congressional ' District PHILADELPHIA " Pennsylvania EA verily, here is a Daniel come to judgment. Ever since that fate- ful day when he gave as his fixed opinion that " The wuniform for weveille is vvaincoats, sir " our Dan ' I a famous man. John McCormack ffer the bitterest pangs of jealousy Y has b( would could he but see the rapt and awed attention paid Healy on rendition of that soulful ditty " Sweet Wosy O ' Gwady. " A musician of no mean ability is this cheerful celt, for he is equally at home singing " Macushia, " to an accompani- ment of descending field shoes, as when knock- ing off the Follies ' latest on the piano. Though the sentimental celt is famed the world over for his attachment for the gentle daughters of Eve, we find here a sad discrepancy in the character of an otherwise true son of Old Erin. So in later years we may think of him as out in the great open spaces, a great and simple soul, untouched by woman ' s wiles. He will be sitting on his faithful caballo singing some melancholy melody with never a thought for the hearth ' s warm glow. ,1. ' jf. )i ' (I ,v yjv ' T " ' ■5 - ' t ' - S S S One hundrid fifty-nine ■ il d ' t V r b■tr4r t t tf ' ■ ltf ? ' lr ' t JXt ■ lr t ' ' tr t } Rifle MarkMiian; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Football (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " A " in Football ; Wrestling (4, 3, 2) ; Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (2, 1) ; Wrestling (4). ■={ HENRY CECIL ERNEST ■•Slim " — " Henry " Senatorial FLORENCE 4laba!na ECIL began life, at an early age, with a marked handicap in the way of a front name. However, since arriving at this renowned place of learning, his main title has been " Henry. " AV ' hen he is introduced to the feninies as " Mr. Henry, " they invariably ask. " Mr. Henry Who? " Then follow detailed explana- tions of the Cecil part. Ces, we are sorry to confess, is a confirmed hopoid, especially when there are feed hops. He is out to break the Academy record for going through the feed line the greatest number of times. The femmes all fall for his bewitching ways, and they all think " He is so cute. " As yet Ces is free and unrestrained for he keeps out of feminine entanglements. Henry attracted the attention of the Powers that Be (favorably) while yet a Plebe and has been a make since Recognition. Not content with going high here, Cupid is going into the Aviation, where we expect great things of him. FREDERIC ALLISON HENNEY ■■Ally " — " Chief " Fourth C ' Q ' ional T)istri t DELTA Colorado OND readers, allow me to present to you Lieutenant " X " ; but we do not add the works " Required his action, " for we never could be sure as to that. However, we do associat " such things as laundry bags, files and femmes — including Hortense and Ethel — with his more or less remote past. This may mean nothing to you, dearest, but it conveys books upon books of history to us. Fred is the official guide of the great White Way, especially of the hotels. How come ? Oh, he used to be a promising young " Sub " on the football squad, yet he started the Navy game at tackle. Mean anything to you yet? It does to him. Four years ago, a child of 21, today a vouth of 25. Yes, these four years have made his horizon considerably larger than that of Colo- rado State. M T T TflfT V. pi Ji.jJv Jv; JV. . -p4V x j v v 4 , One hundred sixty ■gf ■ lf St ' -AJf »ti ' t tr t ' r lr ' Vit ' t tr ' " »tf l l lf tntf tf t ' l ' vt • ' ' jf xN l »l l i ! ? l it tr t lr l ' ! tr !A JA tfvtr v! -v ' yjf VrVxVxlAv vlri fi! )t»yt, yt,xt ' ? it ' ' ' t tf tr ' t ■ x! ' !fvf vt rir tr ir i RICHARD G. H E R B I N E " Kewpie " Thirteenth Congressional ' District READING ' Pennsylvania R. HERBINE, are you trying to vamp me? " " Xo, sir, " Kewpie would reply, and arch his eyebrows in the fiendish manner shown above. Well, Kewpie or Spoof, as he is often called, always did ha e nerve. Once he actually tried to make us believe that he was Welsh, and the next day he received a box of pretzels from home. His career as a cadet has been truly remark- able. He ranked so high in Math, that each time a man was " found " he gained a file. As a reward for this brilliancy he has grown up with a clean sleeve and is now graduating as a loyal member of that notorious group known as " First Class Bucks. " Yes, he is " boning " aviation, but just why he wants to end it all no one knows. Still, whether he marries or not, we wish him all the luck in the world, for he is one of those rare individuals whose all-around ability and good nature make a host of real friends wherever he goes. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooier ; Camp Illu- mination (1); Hockey (4). JAMES H EWIN S " Crafty " — " Jim " tsAt Large NEWTON Jllassaehusetts liXIMIE comes from the " State of K Presidents. " To him Massachu- H setts is a little world all by itself, and Boston is the center. There are only two things that irer to his heart, and thev are both boodle. On the " Coucher squad " he ranks No. 1. " Little work and lots of sleep make Crafty a wide-awake fellow. " The funny part is that he makes the Academic Dept. believe it. In business life Jimmy ' s sign will read some- thing like this: James Hewins, Jr. Wool Broker " Let us pull the wool from your eyes and pay you for it. " With his ever-ready helping hand, sincere thoughtfulness of others and exceedingly liberal heart " Jimmy " has indeed been an asset to the Academy. He will always carry with him our One hundred sixty-one 4. -7v -, v. r i . 1tf- t ' ' jf tr ' t tfntf lf tf t lf ' l lr tf ' t lf l ?J ' t !f tf 3 lf»l lr ' ! tr lf lf l ' i l tr tA J i l i j Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; Choir, Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1); Honor Committee (2, 1); A.B. (3); B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Execu- tive Committee (3, 2, 1) ; Star (4) ; Soccer (4). JOHN GILLESPIE HILL ••J. G. " Seventh Congressional TDis rict LIBERAL Kansas JlOHN GILLESPIE HILL, known to some as Caliban lago Hill be- cause of his soldierly bearing and scrupulous dealings with his fellow man, hails from the blue-skied state of Kansas. lago ' s service in France and with the C. R. I. and P. R. R. seems to have neutralized the narrowing effects of his early environs, although his cadet days have been marked by peaceful domesticity. Hop shoes are seldom parked beneath his bunk on Saturday evenings, but, unlike the average snake, he always has his own clean, white gloves, so does not work a hardship on his more retiring classmates. When John was a plebe there were so many blank files between him and the last man in math that P. Echols forgot to turn him out. The day following foundation Hill alone re- mained in the eighteenth. The scare cleared his brain and afforded his red comforter a much- needed rest. Within a few months his name began to appear alongside of numbers of less than three digits. Can you beat it? . DONALD CHARLES HILL •non " — -D. C. " Fourth C ' " S ' ' " nnl District COLFAX ashing ton T ' S rather hard to do a man like pj WM Don justice in such a small amount [J_J B of space. To say he ' s an engineer conveys the wrong idea. He ignores every principle of cold spec and doesn ' t crack a book sometimes for a week, yet we ' ll put him up against the best of them. The mail dragger surely suffers when the daily letter fails to come. He ' s covered more ground chasing phone calls and specials than all the Birds do in a year. Don has acquired fame in many walks of Cadet life: heartbreaker, sleuth, Com ' s friend and walking information bureau. Why, the way he works Phil problems would make Einstein growley and the ease with which he explains them has made Room 422 a rendez- vous for goats of all companies. He has con- tinually displayed those qualities which are sure to insure him a truly successful career in the future. The help he has rendered to his class- mates ill always serve to keep his name before ' t» J= ' Rifle Expert; Honor Committee (1); Sgt. (2, 1) ; Beast Detail. One hundred sixty-ti vo j-J| rjr ---tr ' df t tr ! x tr tr M:fAJ t l itf • l l i J 1; fryir 1r ' f tf t y i ' tr lr ' i Q JOHN ISMERT HINCKE -Von Hiiik " Ttvi ' ii ty-fift h C " " ; ' - " " " I ' ■ ' istrict PIXCKXKVVILLE Illinois |T times when we have gazed upon this serious coLiiiteiiance it has given the impression that John ' s best friend had tabooed him forever. But no, gentle reader, he was just thinking, usually piping the two things that he lives here for — namely, his semi-weekly letter and his weekly movie. The former is one of those " siu " e thing " affairs, while for the latter we must say that he is purely a dyed-in-wool mo ie hound and should become a valuable amusement officer at some post sooner or later. As a debater he is no slouch, to which fact the entire Di ' ., kept awake time and again after taps, can testify. Hut many are the times that we have hastened to John with a problem in Math, or Phil., and just as many times did he dash off a ready solution for those of us in dis- tress. Such a willing spirit has always endeared this son of Pinckneyville to the hearts of his fellow Elcoites. - ' ■■tgg. ' S? Si T ' SS Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3, 2); Tennis Squad (1) ; Boxing Squad (3) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Choir, Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1) ; Beast Detail; Swimming (4, 3, 2). m F EDWARD JOHN H I R Z " Edd I " T ' lventy-first C ' nffc ional lyistrict LAKEWOOD Ohio ROM the wide expanse of Lake Erie to the narrow limits of a room in South Barracks was a jump to which Eddie never did become reconciled. Transplanting a blithe, carefree, rol- licking spirit to the confinement of C. Q. should be a disastrous experiment, yet Ed-eye has weath- ered it all, declining with an abandon entirely alien to his predecessors from Cleveland all Aca- demic honors and chevrons. " Hurts " believed in conserving energy for the crucial moments. After running anchor in the class for three years he ranked the highest when it became necessary to stay " pro " to acquire the elusive week-end leaves. He has always been an ardent patron of ath- letics. Red Dog and Red Book, tennis and golf, and long walks in the Hills and on the level stretches of South Barracks have constantly occu- pied his attention. Eddie says it ' s Kelly-Springfield and the sober pursuits of cit. life for him. Be it Cavalry or Business, we expect Eddie to crash through with his usual cheery " Hoo-ray! " One hundred sixty-lhree v; .y,v v .; i;vyjv yfv4vA !r. ' r r j ' ' j lr ; t tr t, I r t lf t t Xtf l t t xtf ? ' f l Vv ' vl ' t ' xl ! ' TV ty lf ' tf.t vtf l i jr lr ' jr t j : ' .: :: ' :t Rifk Expert (3) ; Pistol Expert (3) ; A.B. (4, 3) ; A.M.; Camp Illiiinination, Dago Frank; Boxing Squad (3. 2); Pistol Team (4. 3); Polo Squad (1). CLARENCE W. HOEPER " Hoop " — " Oscar " Tivelfth Congressional ' District ST. MARYS Ohio ERY few kaydets have ever lived more industriously than Clarence. Every task he undertakes he prose- cutes with one hundred per cent of his effort and attention. Take the labor of sleeping, for example; in summer camp hf would return to bed immediately after reveille and remain until breakfast; roll in after break- fast and sleep until drill : slumber from dinner until parade; and finally yearn wistfully for the time to pass between supper and taps. He is, moreover, as diligent in his studies as in his sleeping. Although he has yet to see an examina- tion period pass without being turned out, he has always been successful in coming forth from the encounter. Since his plebedom he has kept constantly before him on his study table an old blotter bearing the motto: " Keep Digging. " This motto he has followed from the beginning. It is now a rather safe bet that he will continue to " keep digging " until he gets what he wants, whatever that may be. JOHN LYMAN HITCHINGS " Juan " U. S. .Irmy NEW YORK CITY H nv York E is an easy-going, good-natured file who hails from the ranks of his Uncle ' s air service. The stern dis- cipline of the " nation ' s pampered pets " has been one of John ' s ever- present stumbling blocks. Yearling year saw John burst forth in all his glory as a gallant. After borrowing all the plebe ' s hop shoes he kept his balance at the kaydet store down by purchasing F. D. coats, hop gloves and silk socks. During those drear winter months he amuses himself by wandering through the fields of litera- ture and learning. Give John a book on an- thropology and he is dead to the world until first call. A little " dope " on Symbolic logic will silence all raucous noise, and guard mount will no longer hold charms for this lover of books. He rides, he shoots, he boxes, plays golf, plays tennis, he is an ardent lover of literature, and a lion with the women. Good old Don Juan Hitch. 3J 5 " fi i !L- », 3U T-faK- W ' te. LU. L ' ■Tfe. SiC i; " ' s4L? r)i 7 ;zr S ' sss ' 5as«c%«7i : x Rifle Sharpshooter; A.B. (1). ' ' S r. One Iiundred sixty-four f■ • lf b J ir t ' i ' i ' t Mt ' t i ' ' }r i tf lr if ' t ' l ' lf ' l l l ' lf ! vV ' i f vj ' ■ ! V •v ■ l ' xV j vI ' l ■vV t ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' - ' ' ' ' THOMAS J. HOLMES, JR. " Toinmie " Second Qotit rcssiunal ' District CHICAGO Illinois OMAIV ' S motto is ' Try your haiul at everything, you can never tell what latent abilities you might have. " As a result of this broad- _ minded attitude, we find him spend- ing his leisure hours drawing, painting, learning to play a banjo, violin or saxophone, or tiying his hand at writing poetry. Truly, he is a most versatile young man, and ' tis safe to say that in the future he will be able to make his way in the world in any number of different professions. While he continually talked about being " found " he never seemed to worry about it enough to make him gray from overstudy, so we find him sliding along with the rest while he should have been up amongst ' em. His good looks will always be a handicap for him, and though he did not " snake " a great deal the last few years, ' twas because he finally decided to remain faithful to the One-And-Onlv. A.B. (2); . ' .M.; Fenciiif; ( + ); Ciilhim Hall {41; Track (4) ; Hockey {1 ). ELLIS SPURGEON HOPEWELL " Hope " First C " ' 9 ' (ssional ' District PADUCAH Kentucky 0 V, folks, don ' t stare at his picture for he ' ll surely blush. But why not? He has his dark secret. Nope, we won ' t tell you, but ask him and he ' ll tell you the exchange credit on diamond miniatures. Hope must have money, for he sprang into the ring for the second round a happier and a wiser man. Upon entrance. Hopeless bestowed his smiling and blushing presence upon the runts. But soon a good climate, three squares daily and the regu- lar use of shoes worked wonders. The only " H " Co. Kcntuckian gave promise of growth. The flankers began to plan a welcome. Then P. Echols spoiled it all by turning him out. The kid actually lost two inches during that exam. Any who are planning a jungle trip will do well to consult our hero. He knows every cow- track and muskrat hole in Kentucky, " et no one has ever been able to learn from him why Wild Cat Hill is so wild. One hundred sixty-five j i t ' - AtAt l - t x l lr■ t ' a J ' ! ' l ' l ' i ! ' A i ' r i ir tr ■ iS ' - ' g; ■ ' i ■« •- --s? Si: -iBiSaL: Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Choir, Catho- lic (+, 3, 2, 1) ; A.B. (1) ; A.M. SILAS WOODSON HOSE A ••Son " Six h ( OH rcw oHn ' District FORDYCE ■ Arkansas R. SILAS WOODSON HOSEA, sir. " Thus, a perfectly respectable Arkansan renounced the cares and pleasures of the outside world. It wasn ' t long before his name was known to all — it was mentioned frequently by the upperclassmen. Plebe Christmas he proved himself a true son of " E " Co., and his name was duly inscribed on the roll of AIl-American " snakes. " By recog- nition. Son decided that the order of things was all wrong, particularly the hours prescribed for sleeping. His objection was quantity, and he undertook reform on a large scale and a red com- forter. Son is noted for good nature, but it can be strained, and then valor precedes discretion. Take the time " Biff " Jones blundered into Son ' s boudoir and carelessly flashed a light in Son ' s sleeping eyes. Poor " Biff " retreated in dismay before a flood of expletives not permitted in a prison camp. A true comrade is Son, from whom his class- mates part with manv regrets. SM aa S WILLIAM LOUIS HOWARTH ••Bill " — ••Sheik " T ' ltinl Coif ressionnl ' District HARV ' EY Illinois N idiosyncrasy makes an indi idual interesting and liill is not a bore. His melange of pliilosophy and his ever-ready willingness to back it up with all manner of argument con- stitutes his idiosyncrasy and his charm. Bill also has a weakness. Just before furlough, yield- ing to the magic idea, he wrote a poem and was thereby cursed with fame. Leaving for the moment his disputatious bent and his weakness for impassioned language. Bill, by his pretty work in the gym and his outstand- ing desire to be helpful, has more than fulfilled his share of obligations to the class. One ho has exhibited a genuine determination to accom- plish and a perseverance and persistence in what he believes to be the right thing. Bill has been a decided asset in our midst. ll . i S?H Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Civm (3, 2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (5, 2, 1). One liundred sixty-six ' S- ' Atf- lr fi ' trilr j tf i if ir ty r t ' t tJ l tf t ' l ' xl ! l t ' tf ' ■1 ' V xtr ' linjf t» vtrTlf l vt V t v v! rfr ' trvVvtA ' l ' ytf r i ir if by f triir ' i JAMES FREDERICK HOWELL " Jimmie " — " Scissors " .•f Lnrge BOSTON ■ ' Mnssnihiisetts IM, or Freddy, the Hall Room Boy, H it making no difference, began his J plebe year with all the earmarks of a man of the world, then his age was discovered and he lost his prestige. But he was soon raised to an enviable position by leaving some upper classmen stranded on the roof after taps. A few weeks later he met disaster and received his degree as an area bird. He has two great faults, first he sleeps too much, and, second, he blushes. Of the two the latter alone needs to be explained. The blush is his danger signal. If you see the crimson gathering on his cheeks you may conserve your modesty by beating a hasty retreat. Let us now pass from the sublime to the ridicu- lous and picture Freddy as a coming Caruso; the beauty of his voice is only surpassed by the weird and peculiar tunes he gives to well-known songs. Since we have reviewed his faults naught re- mains to be said but that Jimmy is a true and loyal friend, the best of comrades, and always readv for a fight or fire. «{ ffi Rifle Marksman; Corp. (3) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Soccer (3, 2, 1) ; Track (4, 3, 2, 1). i S g bS Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (4, 1); Executive Committee (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumina- tion (1); Lacrosse (4); Baseball, Summer Camp. 3H JAMES PIERCE H U L L E Y " Pat " Fourth Congressional ' District GLENSIDE ' Pennsylvania EX Shawn! Enter the handsome blonde youth, James Pierce Hulley, of the City of Brotherly Love. Of course Jimmy doesn ' t exactly follow those sentiments of " broth- crl l() c, " because, as one femme said to him, " I love you, but really, Jimmy, not as much as all that, " which goes to show, etc. Thus, when it comes to P-S-ing 3.0 ' s, Jimmy is right there with that Rudolph alentino complex. In addition to his setting-up exercises a la davenport, Jimmy is an athlete of no mean ability. His first endeavors were concentrated on Soccer, but when Track was introduced as a major sport Jimmy lost no time getting in shape. He tops the timbers, does the high jump and the broad jump equally well. In the first Navy Meet he received a star as a reminder of his work in adding to the rapidly growing list of Army Victories. Be it love. War or athletics, keep your eyes on this blonde Adonis as he steps out. • One linndred sixty-sevi Lf t t t t tA! f ! l 3 l Tf J J ' ' J ' l ' l ? ' ' t l l ' l»lrAJ t inlr l ' ir l - r JAt ' ! j ' t ' vj j vj ' tnf ' t xt ' vVvt i ' V ' J V . ! ' ! t vt ' lf vt ■■ ' tf vl ' ' i ' • r- j " 1 Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert (3, 2); Sharp- shooter (1); A.B. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Busle Corps (4, 3) ; Pistol Team (3, 2, 1). ■={: H CARY BROWN HUTCHINSON " Hutch " C jnth Congressional District HALLS T ennessce L ST a moment — pause and gaze |r°ri B upon this picture here, but that |£J B was unnecessary, because one glance would have attracted you, just as his cheerfuhiess, kind heartedness, good nature and Southern ways have attracted so many of his classmates as friends. Hutch is not classed among the " immortals, " but he is one who gets by well with verj little work, consequently has plenty of time to amuse himself. As a result, whenever you hear any noise or boisterous conduct in barracks you can rest assured that it is Hutch either trying to sing, breaking furniture or pulling one of his practical jokes. The Artillery holds its thrill for Cary, for what with blowing up a railroad bridge and nearly dropping a breech-block of a two-inch mortar he should be well satisfied, yet the Signal Corps will probably claim him. Whatever he enters, his personality will procure him many friends and the best wishes of all of us go with him. DANIEL HARRISON HUNDLEY " Dan " vlt Large LAWTON Oklahoma LRING Dan ' s first two years he thought of nothing but his mother and brother. At any time and at any place Dan ' s only words were, " I ' ll swear that MOTHER of or " My brother certainly has , " varied with " Oklahoma surely is a keen place. " Then along came furlough and when Dan re- turned we found that a little lady back in Okla- homa had stolen his heart. Now all that we hear is, " She sure is one sweet femme. " Hence, with such thoughts to occupy his mind studying was of secondary importance. Therefore, though fairly hivy, he will never wear stars. As a snake he is unqualified ; howe er, when he does drag she is a max. Nowhere can a more true and stanch friend be found, his heart being as open as the state of Oklahoma. AVell, Dan, we all join in and wish you and the little lady all the luck in the world. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Numerals (3); Baseball, Sum- mer Camp. r rj r3jr3jr3;r]f:7jnjrjjrj T r7 :: r7jr3 :z : n n ::jr r?r:jr r c r -jjr r One hundred sixly-eighl tf l M: ' ' ' t ' j tr jy t lr t( Wr t t l ' tf j l l xl l; ■ l l l t»xlf !f ?r V t i??i-3 - ?3§. C One hundred sixty-nine ■ r■doj t ■V t { tr ■t ■V t t , , -l ■l ■ ■l.J. l ' t ' t. t .t l ' tf tr One hundred seventy L ■JyA i ■l ' ' ' l ' l tA ' • ' tr l ' l ' l; !f l f l l xlf tr t ' l ' i f ' vj vt itf ' f i 1 1 if lf vlnjf il VV ! i V ' l j ' t ' ' ' i " V ' jr ' iritr tnin i " tf tr t HENRY STERLING JERNIGAN -Jeny " Fouitli ( ' o ; r( ' j;o«rt ' District PEMBROKE, KY. O khihnniii t)ME maintain that Augustines be- come indifferent, due to their late entrance, but this is undeniably false in Jerry ' s case ; he was born that way. Too indifferent to bone, he contented himself with the second section in Phil ami Math and wore his unearned laurels lightly. When a plebe he was " In Love, " by order. When a Yearling he was snared for almost two weeks. Since then he has adopted the motto : " Love ' em and lea e ' em, " and all we can say is: " ' Taint nobody ' s business if he do. " Breathes there the Kaydet with soul so dead who has not thrilled to the innovation of Jerry ' s saluting cuff? It cuts down the laundry bill. His room is like a labyrinth; in it he can lose anything from a bass drum to the proverbial collar button. He is boning e ' ervthing. the Cavalry — dust, sand and Hundredth Night (I); Hiiniir Committee (2, 1); Stunt Committee (2, 1); A.B.; B.A. ; Corp.; Sgt. (1); Bn. Sgt. Maj. (1); Hop Mgr. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Wrestling Squad (4, 3); La- crosse Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Minor Sports " A " . Rifle Marksman. aaJ HOWARD I O H N " Johnny " — " Siki " P inth Congressiomd ' District FULTOX llissoiiri NE glance at tlie picture opposite this article will tell you why How- ard was elected a hop-manager, and also why Cullum has such a strong grip upon him. Do not think that this has been his sole activity, for lacrosse has claimed his attention during the past three sea- sons, anil the clubs the players use are very dis- couraging. Not being in the first sections, he has, like many others, enjoyed life by not studying e ery minute, but rather by taking part in activities and Corps doings. We understand that Howard has some urgent business to do out west next summer, but know- ing him as we do, it is safe to say that some of the furlough will be spent around New York City. Like many of his classmates, he has selected the infantry. The best wishes of the class go with him to his " doughboy " post. May he con- tinue his past successes. One hundred seventy-one ' - ' i} ' " ' ' t t ' lr ir l ' ' ij i ifi yif ' i t l ' l - lf t i ' 1i ' i l lr lr i Atrv jr - f j j lr vj f ! ' ' rl l l ' l j ' j x J i 1 • i r- ' ir i ' fif ■• ' b -d :r %2 «3 i Sts ft.i x A.H. (3); Camp Ilhiminatinn (1); Football (4); Track (2, 1). FRANCIS WILLIAM JOHNSON " Johnny " Sixth Qnngrcssional ' Tiistrict SWAAIPSCOTT ■ ' Massacliusrtts HERE are you from, Mister? " " Swampscott, Massachusetts, sir. " In this way did the big pink-cheeked, bkie-eyed Bah Habbah wildcat, from the garden spot of America, enter into our midst. With a dialect all his own, he spent his plebe year pronouncing " Bah Habbah " for the enjoyment of the upper classmen and otherwise making himself conspicuous. But not to be outdone as an ipperclassman, Frank secured his A.B. coming back from Dix. " Sentinel apparently asleep on post. " As an athlete, he tried football first, but his idea of the game didn ' t coincide with that of the coaches. Accordingly he is now a track man. Although he is a stanch advocate of the Air Service — 50 per cent extra — we ' re afraid he ' s going into the Coast, ' ou see, it ' s rumored a certain " femme " has a signed agreement — and a second lieutenant can ' t afiford a breach of promise — but many things can happen in a short time, and, after all, what ' s in a promise? ■={3 S WILLIAM LEWIS JOHNSON " Willie Lewis " — " Johnnie " First Co ' igressionnl ' District BRADENTOWN Florida ROM the " ' izay squad " to a veri- table Valentino — that, in brief, is the record of " Willie Lewis. " His fame is well established throughout the Corps — for who of us can pos- sibly forget those days a few years ago when it was no luicommon event for " Villie " to hold us all spellbound by his inimitable dissertations on such vital subjects as " The Boat reappeared " and last, but not least, his famous " Vonga Wonga Bird. " But now it ' s nigh four years since Johnny left the wilds and warmth of dear old Florida to find a new home on the bleak shores of the Hud- son. We find him eager to put an end to his Arctic exploration and return once more to the land of the Manatee. It is with reluctance that we say good-by — for we greatly fear that, when he is established once again in his native element, the Army will lose a good officer and a willing n-orker. «Tis 7 cn«Eisacr s s4S=s Bii4esiC Aj 4 Rifle Marksman. On, ' hundred sei ' enty-lwo " l y- ' ir t ■ Stf- nl y■ t t vl ' ' tf t " t ' ' l ' ? ' ' l t lf ' itrxl xlf tf lf tf tr lf lr l if i ! ' ! ' lnl ' ' tf ' j t ' BERNARD WARREN JUSTICE " lieniie " — " Gutta " Srvc i lt Congressional ' District CHARLOTTESVILLE irgmia L STICK once read a striking ar- H tide setting forth the evils of sud- 1 den and hasty movement. El Guto must have been greatly impressed, for since that time he has never been a victim of o er-exertion. From the moment of utterance of those soul-stirring words, " There is one minute until reveille, sir, " until " Lights out, " he glides majestically along over Life ' s stormy waters complacently permitting events to shape their own destiny. 13eing a man of parts, he has acquired certain literary tastes and ambitions. Snappy Stories and La ie Parisienne are among his favorites, though he also has a tendency to read deep stuff as the Red Book and the Cosmopolitan. It is imderstood that he is even contemplating writing a book himself, entitled " Why I Came to West Point " or " The Delusions of a Super Soul. " i ffit Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Pointer Staff (1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. m FREDERICK R. KEELER " Fritz " — " Slade " Second Congressional District SALT LAKE CITY Utah UR Fred hails from the sandy wastes of Salt Lake City. In view of this, it is hard to luiderstand his passion for opera and Cesar ' s wine. One expects a man from the boundless Vest to go in for Follies girls and red liquor, but this is not Freddie. When on leave he can always be found at the Metropolitan or at Cesar ' s. Fred was a confirmed habitue of Cullum until the middle of first-class camp, when he resolved that he would never enter the place again. He has been greatly missed at " Mother Vizay ' s " delightful at homes. Let it not be thought, how- ever, that he has forever forsworn the society of the fair sex. For has he not been engaged dur- ing the entire four years here? He has, how- ever, remained faithful to one since furlough, and we confidently predict that she ' ll join the Arniv too. - is m One hundred seventy-three »- - r t ' - t f f lf tr l W l ? ' t ' l ' ' l y yjf if Jf yjfif !f ! ' yl ' 3 ylf y ■ ' l Sf Jr tr yfy- :tr i ' ff i iir xjr ' tr ' Ir • ' Rifle Marksman; Chnir, Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (1); Ring Committee (2, 1); A.B. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; 1st Sgt. (1) ; Executive Com- mittee (3, 2, 1); Beast Detail (1); Baseball, Summer Camp. R REEVE DOUGLAS KEILER " Geeves " — " R. D. " Eleventh Congressional ' District ELMHURST Illinois EEVE came to us from Chicago, that toddhng town, but he did mighty httle toddling after Ser- geant Magee and Chief Weber opened fire on him. Plebe Christ- mas the EngHsh Department ahnost proved his ruin and during his yearling year he consistently refused to wrap his tongue around the romantic language of France. But yet Reeve reached first class year none the worse for his sufferings on Tenth Avenue. His big experience came on furlough, how- ever, when, channed by the gentle tropic breezes of the Caribbean and his " Furlo Girl, " he be- came a roinancer of the first water. This mo- mentous period of his life might have passed unnoticed by the Corps had not a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle written up the affair in such a decidedly lucid fashion as to make the flirtation of Mark Antony and Cleopatra look like a kindergarten crush. But, in all events, even the most prejudiced will admit Reeve to be the possessor of a big heart and an unfailing good nature. HAROLD JAMES KEELEY " Shorty " — " Hadgi " Fourth Congressional District STAMFORD Connecticut OW, here ' s the dope, men. " Thus, Shorty, the saltwater type pictured here, starts his habitual harangue. With his omnipresent optimism and ever-ready poop-sheet he requires but a few minutes to confirm rumors, put the damper on gossip or figure out how we can buy blues, a car and saunter down the old church aisle, all on graduation pay. Dope! This man exhales it. He exudes statistics. Hadji knows the P. C. S., the batting average and the number of service stripes of every ' big leaguer ever advertised in Spalding ' s Baseball Guide. With the cloudiest of prospects for an Army victory, he can wiggle his slipstick a bit, make a few sleight-of-hand passes and, lo and behold ! all the clouds show their silver linings. There is no pluralizing " s " on femmes with Shorty. He has been a one-woman man during his entire four years as one of the nation ' s pampered pets — we wonder if he ' s henpecked. One hundred seventy-fout f ' if■ Ar iJ i ' li t lif• trir t • i ' ' it■ ' i • l; if• ' i ' iJ ' if ' iU i I i I NANOIOUSLV elected president of the " Griper ' s Club " at Camp Dix, he has held that position un- challenged throughout his career. His P. C. S. being section-hand, logger, mill-hand, civil engineer, brakeman, fire- man, able seaman, chorus man, movie actor and racing driver, naturally life is rather a bore, holding nothing new and being scarcely worth living — except for one thing or rather twenty- one things. Their pictures adorn, or rather overflow from the top of his locker. Since " furlo " he has been forced to keep a mailing list to prevent the un- happy calamity of writing the same letter to the same femme t vice. Always a rabid Bolshevist, he is a true repre- sentative of the backbone of the Corps, the first- class " buck. " Being the most efficiently lazy man in the Corps, the Air Service or any branch where one can work sitting down is his choice. -om ' " Rifle Marksman; Pistol M.Trksman ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Capt. and Bn. Com. (1); Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram (2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2, 1); Asst. Mgr. Fencing (2); Sec.-Treas., Intercollegiate Fencing Ass ' n. o HOWARD K E R " Major " — " Howie " Tenth Co ' 9 ' ' totial ' District STAUNTON Virffinia H, I want to meet that good-looking man who drives the third battalion. " Behold ! A new and unsuspected snake bursts into the reptilian ranks. After three years of apparent in- difference to the blandishments of the unfair sex the lean Scot attains snakishness rivaling that of the antediluvian reptiles. Not that this slim engineer was ever numbered among the shrinking violets, but the suddenness of his blossoming into an adornment of Cullum ' s Cuddling Club has snapped the troops from the proverbial B food. Verily, the ways of engineers and fencers are incomprehensible. For the hivy brother is one of our most dashing swordsmen. Without doubt, a fencer ' s training gives a material advantage when Howard, with balanced tea cup, advances to the greatest fight delivering and parrying brilliant strokes of repartee. But, lest the unfair sobriquet of tea hound be fastened upon our hero, let it be said that in later years when he rushes to bridge the raging canal that canal will be most efficiently bridged. One hundred seventy-five f t -■ ' ' t ' t t !rtff t - tn V ty l ! t c : ig»ga»s g »sg !S£»u A.B. (3); Soccer (1); Indoor Meet (4) m PHILIP McCaffrey kernan " P. M. " a ft Large WASHINGTON D is trie t of Columbia ROM Philip ' s advent into our class he has striven toward two goals. The first, to come just as close to the boundary in dis and studies as possible ; the other, to make every man in the Corps his friend. In the first task he has won our unqualified approval ; few exams were complete without him and he has never deserted the abiding place of the Corps for more than half a cadet ' s authorized leave. But we will always remember with pride when " King Keeley " bet him a leave on the range and Phil humbled the tacs by winning it. On the liikes he has kept us laughing, and ir barracks he has hastened the hours between classes by his never-failing humor. Only at Grant Hall would he become serious, when he joined in and strove with heart and soul to excel all others in the consumption of our rations. We truly wish him the best of luck and good GEORGE M, KERNAN " Morning " e It Large WASHINGTON ' District of Columbia ES, that ' s the one, hair parted on the side. Two twins came to West Point. They were the same age to the fifth decimal place. They looked like — each otht-r. In spite of this handicap, George has done well. He was " Mr. Kernan of the morning, sir, " for some facetious yearling brain perceived early the possibilities for punning on the initials " P. M. " and " G. M. " Cieorge is a different man from the chubby, inuiisturbed looking plebe who so successfully disturbed the overconscientious upper classmen. For one thing, he isn ' t chubby any more. The other difference can ' t be blamed on the mess-hall, though. Nothing here at the Point caused that far-away look in George ' s Irish orbs. After the advent of the O. A. O. into his life George began to take an interest in his studies. This can only be explained by the theory that he is preparing his mind for the longest of all math problems — making two live as cheaply as one on an officer ' s pay. a« SJ : : s »g 3g »s»£ ?,j 5.;! v:y!j3? x Rifle Sharpshooter; A.B. (4, 3, 2, 1); Boxing (3) ; Indoor Meet (4). One hundred seventy-six l, , ),vV,t.■i V t t■ t t ' V■l . l l»■l tMl, l l l 1, !. t, i, t,.t. l .l tr -l ■t. tr HOWARD E. KESSINGER " Kess " — " Rol ly " — " Tu rk " Fifth Congressional Tiistrict KENOVA M ' est J ' irginia OLLY " came out of the dark and wild hills of West Virginia, bring- ing with him all those manly and desirable qualities for which the , hardy mountaineers are famous. His good nature and his ability to smile through the " worst of it " have gained for him a place in the heart of the Corps. The burdensome cares of Kaydet life rest as lightly as thistle down upon his shoulders. Studious, industrious and ambitious, " Kess " soon revealed his soldierly qualities to the powers that be. He wore the chevrons first as a cor- poral, then as a sergeant, and was finally be- Icnighted Regimental Sergeant Major in the " Order of Keen Files. " His consideration for others, his love of fair play and great sense of humor have made him everybody ' s friend, welcome everywhere. Even the fair visitors at Cullum clamor for his atten- tions. " Rolly ' s " furlough is mysterious. In his talk- ative moods he reveals snatches of it, but never enough to make the story complete. o{ » Rifle Marksman; Choir (Catholic) (4, 3, 2); Hundredth Night (2, 1) ; Pointer Staff (1) ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Catholic Sunday School Teacher (?., 1). Rifle Sharpshudter; Pistiil Marksman; Choir, Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Rcgt. Sgt. Maj. (1); Hop Mgrs. (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Swimming (1); Indoor Meet (4). aofe: FRANCIS H ELMER KIDWELL " Kiddie " — " Frank " t Large SEATTLE Washington IS hair is seldom and getting less frequent day by day. That comes from excessive mental activity, which wears out the roots under- neath. Just look at them gold chevrons on his arm and hear him yodel " Coast with! Yea — graduation! " He bones Coast, be- lieving that in the C. A. C. many are called, but few get up. As a plebe Kissie was fresh as a new-mown egg and spent his time devising ways to hide his chin behind his Adam ' s apple. As a snake he ranks first section. His philos- ophy is that there is safety in numbers. Ask Vassar, they know. He says he couldn ' t live with them, but he can ' t live without them. For the benefit of susceptible femmes who see this picture the following is confided: favorite flower — cauli, favorite beverage — Newbro ' s Herpicide, and his home address is " The Rendez- vous " or the Astor Barracks. The Service gains a worth-while man. We wish him luck, success and happiness. One hundred seventy-se ' ven xtf t tr- tfA ' ■ t ' lr » l ! ' !r t l ' l lr ly l Alr l i ' if if ir tt tr yjr - ' fr- t «{ » w JOSEPH ALOYSIUS KIELTY " Joe " — " Sparkplug " { . S. .4rmy WILKES-BARRE ' Pennsylvania ||HOA, Sparkplug; the race is over; you ' ve graduated. Comparatively lazy, heedless to praise, indifferent to blame but still Irish, that ' s Joe. He worships at another altar in preference to that of the great god " Spec " , but manages, nevertheless, to hit the first sections rather regularly. Being inclined to flights of oratorical brilliance, Joe desires to continue his flights in another realm and has chosen the Air Service. May he never get one of his attacks of absent-mindedness and attempt to make a landing on the ethereal precincts of a transient cloud ! He is also one of the many victims of Cupid ' s archery, and, although addicted to trances, he manages to turn out the lights at taps — usually. Joe has done many things worthy of note, and with the single exception of failing to appreciate properly the birthday parties turned out for him by admiring classmates, he has conducted himself at all times with credit. May he remain, out in the Service, the good-natured, quick-witted, lik- able friend that he has proved here, and may he finally win out in his great struggle with Gravity. HENRY ISAAC KIEL " Zekie " — " Henri " Tliirtccnth Congressional ' District WASHINGTON, D. C. Texas ROM the political wilds of our na- tional capital Henry rattled into West Point, taking that citadel of learning by storm in the way we a ll did. Battering his way success- fully through the maze of plebe academics and Fourth Class athletics of the usual variety, Henry became a member of " B " Co. ' s respectable clan of bucks, too proud to spec and too indif- ferent to worry over it. He contradicts the old saying that " familiarity breeds contempt " and to his circle of friends has, in these four years, opened out a character both admirable and pleasant. The livid flush which at times steals o ' er his isage betrays that he, like the rest, is not with- out an C). A. O., but his invariable appearance at " Feed " hops hints that it may mean " One Among Others, " instead of the usual significance. However, be that as it may, our hero is ade- quately equipped with the essentials of a good officer and it is our prediction that he will prove a faithful and efficient leader of doughboys. RiHe SharpvlicKitcr; Pi!.t.jl Sharpshooter; A.B. (3); Sgt. (1). hundred seventy-cii ln 3r w;r r3;r:pr5 :5r s:?c:?c:5r r;;rTj7Tir- j b lrS • tfxi. t t - tA i■ ir j Wrvt tAt ' llf l l l »t ' t ' ' t l ■ fy j t ' if i ' i ir ir ir- ir tr K GARY JUDSON KING " Cary " Seventh Qonyressional ' District ROME Cjeorgia ING of the Romans, from Georgia, sail, if you please. Cary has the rare distinction of having risen in a single year from the depths in history to the heights in philos- ophy. If it ' s a phil problem you don ' t hive, Cary can help you more in five minutes than P. Carter can in fifteen. At Cullum Hall he is habitually A. W. O. L. He thinks northern girls are cold. But when mail call sounds the mail-dragger has to make a special trip to bring in his scented epistles. Upon becoming a first classman C. J. answered duty ' s call and now he " jams it back " and " squeezes ' em in " from his sergeant ' s position in the file- closers. When Cary isn ' t playing his mandolin or dis- patching messages of love he spends his time bon- ing radio or signal communications, for a Signal Corpsman he would be. If you ' ve something you want done well and efficiently just put Cary J. King in charge and watch his smoke. ■= Si Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; A.H. (1) A.M.; Gym Squait (3, 2, 1); Pistol Squad (2) Rifle Marksman; S t. (1). 3B i= K HAROLD CURRIE KING " Skinner " — " Slicker " U. S. -rlnny BALBOA C ilifonii(i IND READKR, if you haven ' t al- ready had the pleasure, meet the SLICKER. You are bound to like him, everyone does. With a big smile and a larger heart, he landed in our midst directly from the Air Service, and you know the goal o f all his aims ever since he first wore plebeskins — a commission in the Air Service. The way has not been easy, for he hap- pens to be one of the chosen few, an immortal, and quite often has he taken those dreaded night- mares of kaydet life, an exam. ' Wt, with a perseverance, one of his most dominant char- acteristics, he has surmounted all obstacles until now, with the end in sight, all is apparenth clear sailing and his greatly desired Air Service looms up on the horizon as something tangible and definite. Our best wishes go with you, " Slicker " ; know- ing you as we do, we feel certain that nothing but success will crown your efforts. rOT I .jiijv.. . jt vj ' 4 ' jf ' ' i f f ' i 4 One hundred se ' venty-nine , M A■}, , , , , f V , lA l tMt,J, ■, r , t. t V t- t ' t -t ' t.■ M!,■j l, tr» . v rtr Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marl sman; Hundredth Night Staff (4, 3, 2, 1); Sgt. (2, 1); Catholic Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1) ; Camp Illumina- tion (1) ; Cadet Amusement Committee (3, 2, 1) ; Committee Chairman (2, 1); Companv Howitzer Representative (1); Tennis Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), FRANK SMITH KIRKPATRICK " Kirk " Eighth Congressional T)istrict WICHITA Kansas RANK is his name and frank he is. This quality attracts the ladies, too. They like his careless, indifferent treatment, which is proven by the fact that he always has a loyal legion of fair followers. But of what importance is the opinion of the ladies? The qualities of manhood count in this long life " gambol. " This man with the Irish face and true Scottish interior is one upon whom to depend. ou are all interested in learning how this brawny Kansan has done academically while at the Academy. Such information is his recom- mendation! He was not at the head of the class, neither was he near it. He labored along near the middle, always fighting " math " or some of its relatives. But determination and night oil pulled him over the danger spots of his Plebe and Yearling years. " Kirk, " as an officer in this Army of ours, will be admired by his men and by his associates in the Service. JOHN PHILLIPS KIRKENDALL " Buzz " — " Kirk " — " Jack " Eleventh Congressional TDistrict DALLAS ' Pennsylvania CHARACTER of sterling excel- lence, with the very highest ideals of fine, clean, strong manhood. The whole record of his career at the Academy is one of unselfish gen- erosity and thoughtful regard for his fellow cadets. His greatest fault was that he was al- ways too self-sacrificing for his own good. He as always there when a helping hand was needed. One has only to look at his list of acti ities to see what an important role he played in inir life here at the Academy. Although Jack always swore that wedding bells would never sound the knell to his am- bitions for a carefree, irresponsible life, furlough shook him from all such resolutions and he fell — and fell hard. AVe might add that in the fall he won the right to wear a gold star for a clean- cut victory over the Navy. Ve know that he will be a glorious asset to the Service. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp hoiter ; Chapel Choir (4) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1) ; Cullum Hall (4). One liuruired eighty V■ ■ ' f Sl ' - tf ' lf ' »i j ' t ' t lf ' W ' ly ' l ' l ' J l ' t ' t trAtr ' ' tf - ■ i S J - ' tf- ' l ' !j ' . ' 1 ' y J ■ if• ' tn3f i ir fy ir yif if t ' ir if ir tr• •i LEWIS S. KIRKPATRICK " Buffalo " — " Buff " Fifth Congressional ' District OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma ilPENCER, known as the Buffalo by his many friends, hails from the Oklahoma prairies. Unlike the In- dian fighter that his place of origin indicates he is a man who is gentle of manner and quiet of speech. Spencer is not a file hound, but has always managed to be among the famous " Four Hundred " when the standings were posted. Buffalo loves his red comforter and bones it consistently. He rarely leaves the domicile to shine in Cullum. It takes the fairest of the fair to make him fall, and then he doesn ' t fall very hard. The bane of Spencer ' s otherwise unperturbed existence is the Tactical Department. They got the best of his Christmas leaves and once, when his wives were in the hospital, Buffalo got so many " Brownies " that he had to break in him- self to keep from being found. To have his friendship is to possess a treasure. May Lady Luck serve him always and may his success be great. H « Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Corp. (3). y, : Ji3g£ s=a»s zfcsags s x : IS t ii-v» - V! t --MJ ' -» Tg| t Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. aa J RALPH ARTHUR KOCH Senatorial LITTLE ROCK Arkansas HENEVER the " F " Co. runts heard a blast which sounded like a sixteen- piece orchestra they knew that Ralph had gone into action. Any time that anyone needed a musical instrument they could obtain it from him. P. Echols found him once; Ralph tried hard to make it twice, but the only chance he had of being found again was the invention of a new musical instrument. Besides being an ardent musician and a good singer, he is a budding artist, a judge of light literature and a persistent devotee of the sport of canoeing — with. As a turnback Ralph paid frequent visits to Cullum Hall, but since that time he has scarcely passed under its portals. For three years we have been waiting to find out the mysterious rea- son why he now avoids the place ; as yet we are without success. Who knows but that in a short while he may clear up the mystery for us? One hundred eighty-one »• V■ trjr r fr j V ' f ' V■l ' l ' t «?M ? V ' 3 TTf t t ' t lf ' lr ' ' • ' i ' i ' i ' t ' t ' ' i ' Wr HIS ouiig sunburned scion of Mars, known as Steve to nearly all of his classmates (because of the facil- ity of pronouncing it), is famous for three things: first and foremost of which is his capacity for long and fatiguing work ; secondly, he has never tried to establish relations with any femnie, and, thirdly, for his love of good music, vocal especially, in which field he himself is no mean performer. This can be vouched for by all the occupants of the eighth division. Nobody knows where Steve will land after graduation. We do know, however, from his steady, unswerving habits and simple life here at the Point that whatever he takes up will not end in a collapse. He is never satisfied to stand still, to stop his mental and physical improve- ment. Very few are the times that we have found Steve doing nothing. Therefore we may confidently prognosticate for him a future of steady climbing to the top. JAMES BARRY KRAFT " Jim " Forty-first Congressional ' District BUFFALO J «r York OWARD the end of the nineteenth century a stork with heaving flanks drew up before a humble farmhouse on the outskirts of Buffalo in re- sponse to a half-halt and a loud WHOA from the diminutive rider. " Papa, " the child said, as he groomed his steed, " I would go to Datmuth. " Soon again a loud WHOA called father in from the fields and Sing Sing prep, school was announced as the new destination. Slinging his field equipment he was off again. In a bull-pen at Dix Tod Sloane was named. In spare time from his work in the Y. M. C. A. he became a language scholar and a student elsewhere. In Cullum he developed into a veritable clearing- house for femmes. Three are always kept on hand — one gone, the other going and the third on the way. When on the last day Tod rouses himself long enough to take his diploma may new and profit- able fields, well fertilized by success, open before his eyes. Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Football One hundred eighty-iiuo t trSl ' - ir if l tr t t Vlt tfAtAt ' r vi ' l ' V «?. l ' ' lf t if ' ! ifyi • if ■ ir !u■ r ■ J ■ ir ■ r if r ify if f if t t if tf i i ytf i l lf i lf if- ' t f tr U U _ ir- ' tr l yir f -ylr yif ir t tf f yi SAMUEL VANCE KRAUTHOFF •■Sam " Fifth C ' " " J ' ' ' ssi ' J " tl ' District KANSAS CITY ■llissoini ELL, now, ni tell you, sometimes it Hoes and sometimes it doesn ' t, but I think you ' ll find " — and thus you get the inside dope from our Sammy, who knows it from beginning to end. When the boys want to know how many third-class cabins there are on the Weehawken Ferry or just when the train leaves for Podunk, Li., they come and ask this aggressive young gent from Kansas City, whose imposing likeness you see smiling benignly at you from this page. Not only is this fair youth an authority on the vital affairs that influence our daily life, but he is also death to the ladies, who flock to our rocky shores at his beck and call. Ever since Plebe days our little Vance has piped the weekly hops, whereto he has constantly and imfailingly dragged the keenest of American women. However, all kid- ding aside, Vance is a keen file and without Sammy ' s happy presence our four years would have been dreary indeed. The Service will get a good man and an efficient officer in the able representative of Missouri. Pistol Marksman; Plebe Bible Staff (1); Catho- lic Sunday School Teacher (1); Baseball, Sum- mer Camp. Pointer Staff (1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1 ). 39 i Q FRANCIS ANTHONY KREIDEL " Boot " — " Frank " T nenty-first Congressional ' District NEW YORK CITY U eiv York RANK is one of that all too rare class of men, a natural optimist. He loves nothing so much as a friendly argument, and when so engaged his ready wit, tempered by his broad smile, often lashes his opponents mercilessly in the defense of his native city, New York. He is, in short, a " good fellow, " and one that is welcome at all social gatherings in need of a little pep. He is quite a snake, and judging from reports received indirectly, he is a knight of the softly spoken word when wearing the full dress coat. However, combined with all his joviality he possesses a keen sense of duty, both to his ideals and to his friends. He has worked diligently and faithfully at his studies, and his service on the altar at Catholic Chapel is symbolic of his more serious nature. He is a man that should succeed at whatever he attempts in his future life, for he combines three most important qualities, ambition, ability and personality. One liundred eigliiy-tliree r . V» V ' t V■ « ' AV ! ' ' tl«V ! ! 4rvV ' ' . ' lr■a t lJ 1 ■ rj jr ■l l ■t ' t Expert RiHeiiian; Chapel Choir (3, 2, 1); lliin- dreth Night (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Rifle Squad (2, 1). ■n fflE □ LAURENCE KNIGHT LADUE " Larry " — " Laddie " Third C ' ' 9 ' cssional Tiistrkt PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania ARRY ' S career has been more or less the quiet life of the average kaydet, troubled at times by the many in- sistent femmes whom he has for so long professed to hate. It is only our wifely affection which prevents us from dis- closing no small number of his petty scandals and intrigues. Indifferent? Well, yes. Supremely! During his first two years here he never once heard tat- too. ' Tis even said he thought taps was only played at funerals. But after furlough Larry be- came quite a file-boner, stooping low enough to bone sergeant. And lo ! And behold ! The goat did truly shed his horns and, leaving the immortal herd, he became an engineer. He is especially hivy in hydraulics, but we, his wife, know that he studied the transference of liquids from one vessel to another while in Haiti on furlough. The mounted service is getting a mighty fine Cavalry officer •ho will be popular wherever he goes. w BERTEL ERIC KUNIHOLM " Swede " — " Kuni " Third Co 9 ' ' ssional T) is trie t GARDNER ■ Massachusetts HEREVER you see a crowd of kay- dets laughing and hear music coming from their midst, you may know that Bert is busy at his old job of enter- taining the troops. At ever " Hun- dredth Night, color line or hike, he is the center of attraction. During his yearling year, his fame as an eques- trian was scattered broadcast. He was the only man ever known to be policed at the first hurdle and beat the horse over the second. He has improved since then, but the mounted service has not such a " bootlick " with him that he was not willing to trade his horse for an ice cream cone at Barnes ' Lake last summer. Bert claims that his only equipment after graduation will be a Tux and a suit of tweeds, but we who know expect to see him with the rest of us next September, shining his Sam Brown belt and wondering what to do at guard-mount. Ja gJ Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (1) ; Monogram in Soccer ; Polo s i¥2« One hundred eighly-jour y tr lr ' - ' i ' t lr t i ' lr tf t ' rAi tf ! ' ! V ' t ' lr l t ' ■ ' f l t ' l; t ' ?f WILLIAM HILL LAMBERTON " Bill " Thirtieth Co igrcssioiKil ' District SCHENECTADY J eu- York ILL " first leaped into prominence, officially, in his citation for braver) ' , read to the Corps at " P-rade " one day, followed by " oodles " of hand- shakes, " growley ' and vocabulary — at the " Corn ' s " expense — for telling on him, all of which portrays his true quiet and mod- est nature. Unofficially, he is long famous as the " L " Co. " skag hound. " If there were but one " skag " in the " div., " Bill ' s nose would lead him to it in nothing flat. He may nearly al- ways be found tilted back in his chair on winter evenings, reading the " Cosmo " or asleep, with text books the least of his worries. Barracks life sure does agree with him — physically, mentally and financially — for he has a tender little way of twisting the " ivories " that would wring tears from the law of probability, and often does. He has a way with the ladies, too, one especially, in fact, a great part of his time is spent wondering " Can it be done on a second lieutenant ' s pay? " «S «JB i ' ' m- ' ma- - t Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Expert (3); Ring Committee (1); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Beast De- tail (1). ,, ' i ■ti - ' w,- ' -j - L »,L-u.-ju. ' ju rjy; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1). ata ? jc CHARLES R. LANDON " Charlie " Tivcnty-first Congressional District AUBURN Illinois HERE are individuals upon whom certain environment has no apprecia- ble effect. As an example, Charley basked serenely enough through two years of kaydet life in the quiet at- mosphere of " L " Co., his characteristics remain- ing dormant. At the end of yearling year the T. D. smiled graciously upon him and as a result he was transferred to that group of undisciplined louts, quoting Joe Taulbee, which in some man- ner makes up " K " Co. He started just as serenely on furlough, but he came back not so serenely. General conjec- tures concerning this change of temperament have been formed, but the only official one is that he was involved in a jewelry deal which proved highly unsatisfactory to him several months later. To offset this he entered into the abnormal spirit of " K " Co. and spent the long winter eve- nings chasing light rays over the 21st division for the Phil Dept. Yes, some doughboy outfit is going to draw a mighty efficient and snappy drill master, for he has chosen that for his lot. One hundred eighty-five U- t tr - ' i l ' i} t . . T . - t !f i A f tr iAlr j W r t t virst One hundred eighty-six it tf VSt ' - f if ) ' t» r. l b tf t, At l, lr xlA l Ai vl l it iA if J y ' i j xj ' RALPH HOUSTON LAWTER " Red " — " Rusty " — " Hobo " Seventh Congressional Tiisfrict HUNTINGTON, W. VA. Ohio ERMAN RED " Lauter— a noble theme, I ween ! Good old gross Lawter! Red-headed, ambitious, in- dustrious, . . . Nope — it can ' t be done! Words fail the bard. I ; his praises, people. To appreciate one must live next to him, as I H cannot sui_ this " hombre have done, for two solid months of summer camp. At reveille his red head comes up like the sun — of course, it goes back again in a very few minutes, but at least it comes up! With untiring zeal he has guided Eddie and Dum, the worst Bolshe iks in the Corps, into paths unknown to their straying feet. Even the plebes are sorry to see him go — but glad that he has at last perse- vered o er the T. D. Sock him, Red, you ' re " Gone but not forgotten! " ■4 ® Rifle Marksman (3) ; Pistol Marksman (1) ; B.A. Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Soccer Squad (4). Rifle MarksMKi Summer Camp. FiMol Sharpshooter ; liasehall. aa S FRANK LAWRENCE LAZARUS " King " — " Laz " Rational Qitard NEW YORK CITY ! e ' U ' York T is not without some feeling of trepidation that I attempt this por- trayal of " Laz of Kayco, " for who can chronicle in such a short space the many achievements of so diver- sified a character? Back in the dark days his ath- letic prowess was evinced by the finished manner in which he ran the stairs and, under the expert guidance of the " Sargint, " he was given a start in his career as an author. His renown in this respect soon reached the ears of the T. D. — for as a writer of " b-aches " he is par excellence — and they have since written him many letters of encouragement, offering unlimited opportunities in this field. Although he has been a party to every scrape imaginable, and has devoted nearly all of his time to the study and writing of literature, he has been the only consistent " engineer " from the ranks of the " Buzzards " and will, undoubtedly, be a success in whatever walk he chooses — science or letters. One hundred eighty-seven t -1 l !f f ' a t if ■ lrdr H ! .S Sis.:gi. i: .T -a?fe, i ' - r--- T- ' -»t: :- ' 7: Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Stars (2). (V,rp. o{ « ROBERT VERNON LEE " Peter " First C ' ' " 0 ' ' s ional District HAMPTON Jirginia TRUE leader is never made ; he is born. That is how Peter Lee came to lead the Corps. That he should have been appointed the first rank- ing corporal, the highest ranking supply sergeant and the senior captain in three successive years is no mere coincidence. It is not alone his excellence in academics, his precision in drills and his varied Corps activities that have placed him in the lead. It is, rather, that indefinite something called " Leadership, " which gives him ability to handle every situation with a grace and assurance which are his own. _ Even during his yearling year, when his mind lived in Honolulu and the business of being a Kaydet was only secondary, Peter left us all far in the rear. And there, on furlo, in the middle of the Pacific, under the enchanting Hawaiian moon, our hero lived out the sequel of ' The Romance of Camp Dix, " the story of the casting of the first 1924 miniature. ERNEST ORRIN LEE " Leo " — " Turnie " First Qongressiotial ' District HOYTSVILLE Utah HIS blond Valentino has made many a femme ' s heart throb. Even though he does come from the state that Brigham Young made fa- mous he fosters an indifference to marital attachments and declares that it is better " to hold " than " to have. " Lee is an engineer, but not of the wooden va- riety. His foundation acquired at the L ' niver- sity of Utah, plus good sense, at once gained him access to the class sections of small niuiierical designation, where he has always stayed — even after the most violent shake-ups. The Field Artillery is his choice, in spite of what he experienced at the Battle of the Torne. If his actual firing is as accurate as his black- board firing, well, our future wars will be week- end affairs. I,ee is a conscientious worker, with a will to help others out of their difliculties at any time, be they " Blind Drags " or Academic work. It is certain that, never having succeeded in failing, he will never fail to succeed. i i: -:s.KVtsK v.- ».Li !Ji K!Tgic c :«£7«crKCtao« s ' «wc%«s ' x Honor Committee (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Co. Supplx Sgt. (2); Senior Capt. and Regt. Com. (1); Board of Governors (1); Star (4); Cadet Chapel Usher (1); Asst. Mgr. Basl etball (3, 2); Mgr. of Bas- Icetball, Monogram (1); Rifle Team, Monogram (2) ' ; Capt. Rifle Team (1). One hundred eighty-eight 7 tr )y■» fa t l lr t ' XV ' • • ' ' ! t ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' r ft t t t ' - ' i yi ' ylf f " V ' j fjtltrl ! « vV itr ' 1 " ' ! V fr V i V V xl jr vtf t tr ' ' fr ' tf tr E M I L L E N Z N E R " Dutch " U. S. ,Jnny CHICAGO Illinois LITTLE less than four years ago a quiet, luiassumiiig personage came within the portals of this institution, fresh from the Windy City. With- out a word of preliminary warning he became one of the ilKistrious and far-famed bolsheviks of " D " Co. From that moment on his notoriety was assured. Vhere he picked up the nickname " Dutch " no one knows, but such has been his cognomen and such it will probably remain. However, Dutch kept from being in dutch with the T. D. In fact he has always avoided collision with the austere personalities of the Battalion Board. Being a confirmed hopoid, is it small wonder that he fell? Yea, verily he fell, even as you and I. It was a different Dutch that returned after Furlo. One would think, to watch him strut his stuff, that he was walking on air, in- stead of treading the well-worn path to Tenth Avenue. And ever since then the steady stream of letters has proven another good man gone wrong. Rlrte Marksman: Catholic Chapel Chciir (2); Corp. (3); 1st Sgt. (1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksi Choir (4); Camp Illumination (1). Chapel 3!imT i AMEL THOMAS LEONARD " Lemme " — " Mule " — " A. T. " Seventh Congressional ' District DES MOINES lou ' a H ! You maxed it. It ' s that glorious Hell Dodger of the Faren Lejun — Top Kick of the rabble and a terror in his earling Corp days. Naw, that isn ' t the true dope. - „sha is the wife of our Honor Man — has that " subtle something " which the o Amel truly lesser poets have described as " The Charm of the Skin You Love to Touch. " It is no wild rumor to say that all this may be attributed to beauty sleep. Not a snake, nor lover of Boodle and Red Seal records, he derives his kick from constant communion with Morpheus by digging in his red comforters for the usual bunk fatigue. Hivey? Well, he has learned the great mili- tary art of camouflage so admirably developed in the late World War and now he hides behind a huge pair of goggles, shell rim Harvard effect, ' n ' everything. Of course, it ' s all a sham, he hung on to tJL ' o brainy icives for four years! Perhaps they ' ll help him get the Castled Corps. One hundred eighty-nine y ■ fr r t ir f if ytf 3j- i- lf j ' i f i A ' ji ■ • • ' • " i i l i !tf ir •i ' t ' i ' i f r ySr i ir ir i ■ i iry ir ir L I ■= m WILLARD KOEHLER LIEBEL •Biir-— ■•Will " Se on{i Congressional ' District CINCINNATI Ohio REXCH, LA BELLE " — that ' s the nom de guerre that this Cincinnatian sports. Now, why such an ilUistrious title and whence the origin ? Stand at ease and you ' ll hear. Will was o cr there during the war, fought the Germans and now wears a wound stripe. Like " Rose of Washington Square, " Will has a past. Has he made many a feminine heart flutter? I ' ll say so. But even so he can hardly be called snake. No, indeed ; he proves his worldly wisdom by only taking in the feed hop. After having been slugged once he didn ' t crave to pay his respects a second time to the Battalion Board. So, coming home from furlough when the " Twentieth Century " was late, he put on the air brakes, stopping the train at Garrison. Some time, when AVill is perfectly contented and has a keg of beer at his side and a plate of pretzels near him, ask him why he was busted when a yearling corporal. GEORGE BUFORD LEONARD " Jib " First Congressional ' District MEDFORD Oregon HE jiberine " or " Jib " for short, otherwise known as " The Gob, " has danced to the tune of Mr. X ' izay ' s " One, rvvo, three, cut — turn and reverse " for four years. Rumor has it that he finally qualified by bribing M. Vizay with the price of one mess hall peach. Making up unqualified drills in summer camp has been Jib ' s destiny, as the T. D. could not be induced to accept his peaches as a bribe. But the Army and things militaiy have no attraction for the old gent from Oregon. The near future will find him back in the land of the Bosc pear and steel head trout, where drills are no more. West Point for the gob has been made bearable for the gob only by his daily letters from Oregon and New York City. He may not be able to dance, but he swings a wicked line via mail. Art is his specialty, as we who have seen his little femme from New York can testify. 38 -tifc ' afc. ' i Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Adv. Mgr., Pointer Staff (1); A.B. (3); B.A.; Corp. (3); Camp Illiiminatinn (1); Fencing (4, 3). One hundred ninety V t ' • ' ' t t ' i ' ' t Wr lr tf ! ' ' ; V ' lf l xtf t ' ' l ' ' •Af l t X ; fl ? H GEORGE EDWARD LIGHTCAP •■I.iKhtv " r _iin til iitli Cuiu riisional ' District JOHNSTOWN ' Pennsylvania ilAILlNCi troiii the wiliis of Pcmi- s l ania, Cjeorge was immediately dubbed a typical P. D. Despite his typical " Arrow collar counte- nance, " he does not often grace the Hoor of Cullum, preferring the scene of his nati e haunts instead. When the " One and Only " has apparently chosen some young man back home, go and see (leorge, for his cheerful disposition and infec- tious humor are guaranteed to cure all of your blues. Being a true member of the Bourgeois, he has never aspired to academic honors, his motto be- ing to " work as little as possible and sleep the rest of the time. " Having twice engaged in white-gloved skirmishes with the Powers that be, he takes his place among the Immortals. " Lighty " claims that for him there is only one branch, the Air Service, but whether he is in the service or out, he numbers a host of friends who wish him all possible success. m Pistol Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night (1); Camp Illumination (1). W ALTER A R M I N LINN " Buzzer " — " Hercules " — " Weary " Y ' ucnty-fifth Congressional District PHILADELPHIA ' Pennsylvania ERCULES " LINN, perhaps better known as Weary, came out of the wilds of Pennsylvania. However, being quite hivey, he soon became accustomed to the ways of civilized mankind. Weary is a name well earned from the drowsy days at Camp Dix, where sleeping was accorded to be the major pastime. P. Maurer has nothing on Weary when it comes to Phil. That well-known poop sheet " Phil, by Methods Unknown " has been the savior of many a goat and AVeary never failed to explain those methods to the less fortunate immortals. " Now in my army, " says Wear ' , and then comes that scathing denunciation of all parades, close-order drills and all other formations where no muck can be boned and nothing practical acquired. For, and this sums up his philosophy of life. Weary doesn ' t mind any amount of work, but he certainly hates to waste energy. mf t ;v 2Ss agl J45»e •r7 o;z7;r}p-2;r: r3;rj!r}jn -!;n One hundred ninety-one ■4 -A ' r lr ir J ' tff ' ' t ir tr " t tnt ' tr y3tagi«3Wt »i ai i i£ u afe;x CT 3ieKr! ESSr7»C?s4S S ' S C% 3Ti 3t RiHe MarkMiian; Winner of Pistol Goat Cup; Hun- dredth Night (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) ; Stunt Committee (1) ; A.B. (1); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1) ; Bugle Corps U, 3). «{ fflE AMES THOMAS LOOME " Jim " — " Gloom " C iiith Congrtssioiud ' District MALDEN t Iassachusetfs IMMY, who hails from Maiden, a 11 — r-iM suburb of Boston, that center of J H learning, is a true son of his native city. Always he has stood high in academic work, with but very little effort. Cji e him a good book of fiction and he is perfectly contented until he reads it through, then he begins to hunt for another. Although Jimmy is not often seen in Cullum Hall he isn ' t the least bit averse to the fair sex. And his curly auburn hair is the en y of all the femmes. A better and truer friend than is " Pinky " could not be desired by anyone. His every thought and action is of the sincerest and his pleasing personality will make him friends wher- ever he may go. No matter where the future may find him we know that he will make a great success of his chosen profession and will be held in high esteem by all with whom he may come in contact. WILLIAM WALRATH LLOYD " Bill " — " Angus " — " Herman " First Congressional TDistrici YANKTON South ' Dakota HE Lord, in his infinite wisdom, populated this earth with a variety of people and characters, and into this motley assemblage He placed one certain necessity, the one nd only duty private of the Corps of Cadets, the power behind the throne in every Hundredth Night, Color Line and entertainment who seeks not the fame and glory of the footlights, but who gets his reward and pleasure in the Oh ' s and Ah ' s that exude from an enthralled audience when the first curtain rises. Hundredth Night may or may not be a failure, but in the five years that Wimbleton Vill has officiated the scenery has been the outstanding feature — a proof of what hard work and earnest endeavor can and will accomplish. Bill will receive his recompense in a place, using scenery of his own planning, where rev- eilles. Math and Spic are barred, and where his only task will be to perform the work forgotten by his less thoughtful classmates. m Rifle Sharpshooter i m " One lunJreJ ninety-tii.o i ' g tf lr r- f l l lf t if ir t t nlf ' lt ? ' l t: tf l t l lr t JOE L. LOUTZENHEISER " Lots " — " Shorty " U. S. rniy CANTON Ohio CALM, smooth-going, unperturbed top-kick of the U. S. Army came into our ranks when Joe entered the Academy. He remained cool and knowing all through the tur- moil and strife of plebe life. When some year- lings entered his room to mess up his locker he got away with suggesting that they order flowers first. Of course they left to order them. He proved his worth to the football team and was playing quarter-back on the second team un- til one of the two-fifty huskies fell on him and he went to the hospital beyond repair. Joe has had many a good time on week-end leave, due to his uncanny ability to pick the right side of a bit. His fame for skillfulness and dex- terity in handling the bones is widespread, but still he gets plenty of pupils. " Luty " is a master- piece as an example of a kind-hearted gentleman whose guiding lights are wine, women and song. C ffi Rifle Sharpslinoter; Pistol Expert (3, 2, 1); Cath- olic Choir (4, 3); 1st. Sgt.; Sunday School Teacher (2. 1); Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol (3, 2, 1 ) ; Monogram. RiHe Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3, 2); A.M.; Camp Illumination (1); Foothall (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball, Summer Camp. aHB BERNARD E. LUEBBERMANN " Luebby " Eleventh Congressional District CHILLICOTHE Ohio AKE off your hats to the man who interviewed fifty-one Congressmen to get an appointment to West Point. The same determination character- izes everything Bernie turns his hand to, and success usually greets him. The boxing and pistol squads have both had a berth for him, and even the T. D. has favored him. H something is worrying you just drop around and talk it over with Luebby. He has a sensible solution for each problem, and a soothing effect on you like oil on the sea. In fact, perhaps, his outstanding characteristic is his seriousness. He is a frequenter of Cullum, but the bal- cony vamps are failures so far. We are told that Humpty Dumpty was a distant relative of Bernie ' s and for that reason he guards himself carefully against a fall. However that may be, he ' s one of those rare first-classmen who haven ' t upset Bailey, Banks, etc., with a rush order at one time or another. Our best to you, Bernie. One hundred ninety-three ) rS , ' tr lr i ' lr ' J t 1t ir tf ■1tr tf t ' ltf lr lfNl tf l I RiHe Marksman; Pistol Expert; Pistol Squad. t R A N K S. L Y N D A L L, JR. ••F. S. " j inetfcnth C " " S ' ' ' ' ss ' onal ' District DECATUR Illinois IR, New Cadet Lyndall reports as directed. " The words themselves are of no particular importance in this story, but the characteristic sa- lute which accompanied them soon became the butt of all the mimics in the " Old Third. " Now, a little story of our hero, vcs — e en amusing. On the way home from Camp Dix, Far Hills contained many attractions for " our Frank, " so many, in fact, that one camp did not at all satisfy him, so he must needs go back from the next camp site. Two of them, after care- fully hiding their equipment and tents away in the bushes, stole away in the dusk of the eve- ning, to return only for the check at reveille. The only possible objection was the rigid check which was held at taps. As a result they read about it — and had it read about. Of course, " our Frank " never lost his smile; NO — not for a second. o B U F O R D A. LYNCH, JR. " Zander " Eighth Cow rM.w ' oHc; ' District WASHINGTON, D. C. J ir gin ill L T of Virginia came our " B-food, " but he got his cramming at Schadd ' s and was well primed when he hit West Point. His " plebe " year was such pie to him that he used to " bone " " solid " while asleep, taking a hint from Freud. Buford " foxed " P. Echols and felt safe. " ' our plebe year ' s the hardest " — they told him — and he believed it! Buford ' s most conspicuous trait is his extreme good nature and very seldom has anything ever disturbed it. He is a true " Son of the South " and does not believe in lost motion. Hence he seldom attended Guard Mount — but he got away with it. Napoleon is Buford ' s guiding star, and it makes his choice of branches doubly hard. Whether to take the Diplomatic Corps or the Cavaln, ' and display his knowledge of " horse- fur " and Nap. in his present Vaterloo. But be it whatever it may, we know Buford will surely come through with his colors flying. W 5 Pistol Sharpshooter; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); A.B. (3); V,.. . Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Tamp Illumination (1); Track (2, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 2, 1); Intramural Track Pentathlon Champ. (2). One hundred ninety-four _,-ir ,A ,-i,.t,i, j t, U , l ' ' li ' j ' il ' yij i h !,-i--tr ij i 1t ) ' ' !j ' ij ' Mj- r ' h-i ' i ' lr r± iSSt - te ZiS vL !3 y y s m i- -- -.- :- Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Huiuiredth Night (4, 3, 1); Sunday Scliool Tcaciier, Catholic Chapel (2, 1); Baseball, Summer Camp. aa - ROBERT CHESTER McCLOUD " McCloudstein " — " Meek " Fifth Congyessional ' District ROSELLE PARK [ _ni ' Jersey OON after Alac came in he dis- covered that of all mistakes his coming here was the greatest. But still he stayed, in order, perhaps, to get a " strangle holt " on a iiassport to the army. His Scotch blood first came to light when he refused to admit to an upper- classman that he was dumb, which may or may not prove it. His always cheerful " How much? " followed immediately by " Too much " is well known in the second-hand business sections of the Corps. And it is still a mystery to us how one man can write so many letters to so many different femmes and never gum them up. Speaking of femmes, Mac had several unique experiences, the foremost being " Kiss me again. That ' s fine. " Too, when he won a silver medal in the noble art of grappling, rumor hath said, " It was gold-plated and sent to an O.A.O. " But all mysteries are explained by: " He ' s from New Jer — sey. " hundred nincty-fiic • -■», df tr A tf ?r t ' fa ! ' ! ' i ' A t v ■ l l ! [OHN ALFRP:D McCOMSEY " Mac " — " Vock " Tenth ( ' oH rfwioTifl ' District QUARRYVILLE ' Pennsylvania HEN the Quarryville, Pa., band turned out to bid farewell to Mac, West Point gained another P.D. and one more Scotchman was added to her quota. His first two years were marked with industrious application. Every Saturday noon a huge cloud of dust could be seen as Mac broke all records for the dash to the bulletin boards. Also, be it added, he usually came out of the melee with a smile of benign satisfaction. Hut Furlough, which changes the destinies of so many, also altered that of Mac. Pale colored letters, hitherto spurned, were now wafted in with constant and unceasing regularity. In fact, it almost became necessar ' to detail two mail drag- gers; one for Mac and the other for the rest of the troops. Mac soon lost his Scottish proclivi- ties ; his nickname also changed and, instead of Mac, we now have Jack. It is rumored that he even went so far as to tip a taxi driver twelve dollars on an eight dollar ride just to show the world how imbued he was with the spirit of New dear ' s Eve. In closing, it need merely be stated: Another candidate for Coast With. Amen. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Baseball, Summer Camp. K « W M EDWARD O McCONAHAY " Mac " ! inth ( ' o;; ;fijioHfl District ATTICA Indiana AC passed from out the land of the Wabash, through the vassalage of Plebe year and emerged with his chief characteristics unchanged, these being an unfailing good nature and a heartfelt consideration for his Corps mates. Although a good soldier he was not proof against the shafts of Eros, who attacked him on the burning sands of " The Desert of Dix, " and, if he ever had ideas of becoming a sheik, he gave them up then and there. He is a devoted acolyte of the temple of " The High Priest of Boodle " and always extends a Philemon-like welcome to all visitors to his cell with the manna derived therefrom. Mac is boning " Coast With " and boning it hard. But, in spite of his prodigious efforts, the Department of Modern Languages has done much to reduce his chance of success. Yet he graduates with the rest of our noble class and may God grant him grace and " The Coast. " Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1). f.,j,,j, .(,,;, ,;,,ji.jy .5 " W ., One hundred ninety-six !r St - df jy■ltr tf j -xi Ardr i j ? V ! tf V ! ' » I J ' v ' ' jf ' ! ' ■l ' V V ' l ' ' t ' i j t ■ )■ j ■ ) ' 1 1l - I I M GLENN BRUCE McCONNEI L " Mac " — " Deacon " First Congressional ' District LAKE CITY niinncsota AC came to the Academy fresh from the Army of CX-cupation. The time spent in foreign fields was evidently not ill-used, for by the end of our yearling summer at Dix he had amassed a most unusual list of 3.0 ' s. Aside from the distinction of being the runt of the class, he soon won a reputation for a rare ability to bone check-book. His thrifty Scotch instinct unearthed ways to save dollars where others found only pennies. On furlo he at- tempted to further increase his fortunes by a venture in the dog market. However, Dame Fate frowned upon the enterprise and many a ne ' er to be forgotten shekel was lost. Mac will be remembered for his unselfisli assistance to the goats. He always had time to cheerfully and patiently help others on a difficult problem. Industrious, willing and hivey — small in stature, but great in capability, describe him. He tackles the knottiest tasks and habitually gets results. «S Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2) ; 1st Sgt. (1). Rifle Expert; Fencing (4) aai@5S= OTIS M c C O R M I C K " Mac " U. S. .4rmy GAGE Oklahoma UIDED by Destiny, Mac came out of the West and, when he finally ceased his wanderings, found him- self firmly established, with his in- separable pipe, at West Point. From then on he endeared himself more and more to his comrades in arms. He progressed steadily, luitil, his hard-working ability and effi- ciency recognized, he was elevated to the joy- ous position of " top-kick. " That is the reason why everything moved so smoothly in the best- disciplined company in the Corps; Mac was at the helm. Alac has never cared very much for the fairer se.v because he is true to the Only One. He, therefore, has not graced Cullum much with his qmet, likable ways, but, instead, has spent many long hours helping those not quite so fortunate as himself, for Mac is an Engineer. Many a goat has been saved from many a bad day through Mac ' s ability to manipulate a " slip-stick. " And so we predict a brilliant future for him in his chosen arm. SMS One lunJrcJ ninrty-seTni - Fmi ! f. ' ' i ' ' t ' J | t V t !r ' l ' t l ' ' ' ! l l tr ' l W t N♦ t ' ir jf i ' v vl yt iV f ilf tjf V ' 3 ' X I J ' l ' ' l ' ' t t v ' M: m. cJ-i Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1) ; Camp Illumina- tion (1); Football (4, 3); Swimming (2, 1); In- door Meet (3, 2, 1) ; Numerals (3, 2, 1). JAMES EDWARD McGRAW " Jim " Honor School ROANOKE lirffinia f|0 not get the impression that " Jim- niie " is vain, but all his friends agree that he is proud of four things; his Irish blood, his service on the Mex- ican border, his record at Staunton and of being a Virginian. If, during his first two years, he did not prove himself a scholar he certainly was not lacking in the knowledge of a soldier. He even ventured to criticize (privately, of course) some of the instruction given us in drill, pack-rolling and other soldierly virtues. Then Furlough — and such a bucking up! It makes one have almost complete faith in the beneficent influence of women. There was never a day that " Jimmie " did not successfully meet the mail-dragger, and all his friends accused him of boning first captain — a case of cause and ef- fect, beyond a doubt. Jimmie was enthusiastic about the Air Service, but Nature short-changed him when she handed out the eyes ; consequentlv, he is taking Coast " WITH. " THOMAS G. McCULLOCH " Sarg " Y ' hird CoJigressional District NEW ALBANY In liana ' M from Indiana. " But just let the strains of a Semple School anthem fill the ears of the above lad and straightway he becomes a scion of old " Kentuck. " — " Well, Dad does own stuff there. " When Furlo and its untold pleasures ended Mac returned to us a great manipulator of the padded fist, and an expert at the testing of pink tea. AVith this reputation behind him, and a burning desire to succeed, he reached his first mark along the road to prosperity — he got a let- ter addressed to Cadet Sgt. McCullough, al- though it was a good six months before the " Sup ' t " verified it. Really, though, Tom has played the game well. His academic standing is not wonderful, but above average — his activities and athletics have been above the general run — his record with the great T. D. one to be proud of. The Coast Artillery is certainly due to get an efficient offi- cer and a gentleman. aHJ Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3) Sgt. (1) ; Sunday School Teacher. One hundred ninety-eifflit ' f4 - ' Ar -Ai - if if f f ' ' ir !.fif ' ' ' S ' ' ij ' : i ' ij r rib ' i ' i ' ir byif ir ir i yi i yi ' tf ' t xlryy ■! lr • - ' if ir ' if HARRY DILLON McHUGH " Mac " — " McSlug " First Congressional ' District DEVIL ' S LAKE X.orth T nkotn ARRY hails from North Dakota and during his stay at West Point has done much to put the old state on the map. Ever active in cadet affairs, he has done much to raise the morale and make the days pass in quick succession. One of the mainsta s of the gym team, his great work on the horizontal bars has won him many gold medals. Not content with that, how- ever, he has been a varsity cheer leader and also a member of the polo team. Cullum must have a certain fascination for him, for scarcely a week passes that he does not wander over and take part in the festivities. The school books have never suffered from overwork, but, at the same time, our Harry ranks high enough to make his favorite branch the one in which the collar ornament is the crossed sabres. Whether he makes the Cavalry or not, he has made his mark here, and his capability will make him a great record out in the service. C «» M r. (if FroKrams, Hiiiulredtli Ni lu ; Hii iiiess Msr., Plebe Bible; Advertising Mgr., Howitzer Biiard; Sgt. (1); Pointer Committee. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Hunciredth Night (3, 2) ; Cheer Leader (2, 1) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Beast Detail (1); Gymnasium (4, 3, 2, 1); Asst. Mgr. (3); Capt. (1) ; Polo (1) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Numer- als (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram (3); Pierce-Currier- Foster Memorial Cup (3, 2, 1). am-SS . PEYTON FENTRELL McLAMB " Mac " — " Sheep " SIcventli C ' ngrcssional ' District ALAPAHA Qeorgia o UCH ! You feel a mighty slap on the back and, after recovering yoiu ' balance, turn around with a deter- mination and glare that bode ill for the offender. However, you find yourself face to face with Mac (as you prob- ably suspected you would), and your frown changes to a smile, for who can resist him? His pep and joviality are an inspiration to all. Think not that there is no deeper side to this son of Georgia, for beneath it all there is an appreciation of the greater things in life which makes Peyton valued as a friend by all who know him. From the viewpoint of the fair sex he is very acceptable but equally as impossible, for Mac has long been interested in a fair daughter of the South. His literary ability has been discovered and put to use. He has earned a place in the fore- ground, both on the Howitzer and Bugle Notes staffs. Mav he maintain it in the Service. . t m mw One hundred ninety-nine ' ! r l ' tf vt ' ! ! ' !f ! ' 1 ' !. ' f l i l i l t lnlr l i V jAt ' lr i irvt vf tr tnj If J Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1); Hockey 14, 3, 1] K| ffl RUSSELL LAYTON MABIE ■Russ ' T ' hird Qongressional ' Tihtrut HARRISON ■ Arkansas O, gentlemen, not a eteian of ten years — merely one. When he steps out with his F. D. coat heavily laden with tinware, the dear young creatures gasp. But just give Russ time and her expression of timidity changes to one of worship, for this man ' s time in changing friendship to the most sublime devotion is twenty minutes flat. Russ has never had to bone make. " Squads Right " was nothing new to him. The picture here is of an old " devil dog " clothed in kaydet gray. However, " Maybe " is not a mattress drill addict, but has spent much time upon athletics during his sojourn at the Point. Being a born athlete he has devoted himself to numerous sports. As a plebe he started at tennis; his last years have been spent on the track. As yet we do not know what branch Russ will enter, but we do know that his chosen branch will be lucky to get him. AMES WILLLA M A. McNARY " Mac " — " Swiss " — " Nipper " T ' hirty-third Congressional ' District PITTSBURGH ' Pennsylvania OO RA ' ! heralds the entrance of " Swiss " on all occasions. His wives immediately take cover, lest they be rendered less comfortable by a so- called friendly swat on the sun- burned shoulder or more sensitive part of the body. An Irishman by birth, possessed of a sense of humor, a love of fair play and an inborn respect for a debt or promise ; a boilermaker by trade and a herder of pigs in a Pittsburgh steel yard dur- ing pre-convict days — that ' s " Jim, " a man among men. " Jim " utterly defied the T. D. in their offer to endow him with the honors and privileges of a " make. " preferring rather personal satisfaction in the choice of company, barracks, etc. — an act greatly appreciated by his wives and company mates as well. Love and the profession of arms do not go hand in hand ; so " Swiss " chooses the latter. We know that if the world treats him right he will always be at the top. Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; Corp. (3); Sfjt. {2): Lieut (1); Tennis (4); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (3); Track (2, 1); Soccer (1). fv; , . , fl. w v j ' ,vj t- ' ,L .(v 4V j;k ;v .4v yjvij, ■5 ' -i Two hundred =m 1 MONRO M :i c C L O S K E Y " Mac " — " McCloyster " 1,4 1 Large CHICAGO Illinois M AC " is an Army child, and as such has no ilt-finite home state for us to compliment for producing him. However, without that, he has been an active member of the Corps dur- ing his course and has done many things to help the cause along. Swimming and polo ha e furnished him with a field for activity, while Culluni furnished plenty of excuses for Saturday night expeditions. His siher voice won him chevrons as Battalion .Adjutant, and no parade is complete without " Iac " lining up the guides of the crack First Battalion. Although his affairs de coeur ha e caused him much worry he appears to have plans all made for the little apartment with the usual trimmings. Although his father is a distinguished Field Artilleryman, Mac is not sure of his branch, but it is of no moment, for, whatever the branch, he will get along the highway to success at a good speed. sm Rifle M.irkMnan; Pistol .Marksman; Company Howitzer Representative (1). Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Ihiiidredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Howitzer Board (1); Corp. (3); Color Sgt. (2); Cadet Lieut, and Bn. Adjt. (1); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3); Bugle Corps (3); Indoor Meet (2) ; Swimming Squad (2) ; Polo Squad (1). 30 JAMES EDGAR .MACKLIN II " Mac " 4t Large KANSAS CITY TARTING out his career at West Point with the avowed intention of returning to the Tank Corps, Jim, after a few sessions at Fort Wash- ington with Bob, did a quick about face and signed up for the Cavalry. . ' lthough West Point is primarily intended to turn out military marvels, Jini, with character- istic sang-froid, has devoted much of his time to developing his literary ability. Blessed with a pleasing personality, augmented by a rare sense of humor, he has always been one of the boys. No drag, game, or " B. S. " fest is ever complete until Jim has been aroused from the arms of Morpheus and induced to lend his helping hand. Although fundamentally a good cadet, Jim has never cared for files and has always deemed a new friend made worth more than any academic honors. Right from the start he has made a place for himself in the hearts of his fellow- cadets. ' S - M .■jr -■ tr lf i i ;r o{ tr AWV V tA■ ■ ' l Tr■ T » ty t !y t t ' jr !r t Honor Coiiiinittee ( 1 ) ; Corp. ( 5 1 ; S t. ( 2 1 ; Lieut. (1); Executive Committee (4); Catholic S. S. Teacher (2); Camp Illumination (1); Basketball (3) ; Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Capt. (1) ; Monogram; Small " A " ; Indoor Meet; Light-heavyweight Box- ing Champ. (4, 3, 2). JOHN PHILIP MAHER, JR. " Izzy " Fifteenth C ' ional T istrict LAREDO Texas NY of you " H " Co. honibres who want to hear Maher translate the Spick lesson turn out to 21. Then we ' d watch this Te.xas Irishman translate in true shoulder- hand-waving, IMejicano style, while consuming his never-failing supply of skags. All of this goes to show that Johnny wasn ' t near the goat he thought he was. In fact, he was well on the road to being an engineer the first half of plebe year when Christmas brought him a vision of a life of ease. Soon he and his wives were heard to speak of traveling to far places, but, fortunately, these ideas never mate- rialized. Maher joined the ranks of the Invin- cibles and decided that clean sleeves looked better to him than boning bootlick and tenths. Since that time his name has been a feature of the guard roster. Maher is doubtful about his future — the only thing he knows he doesn ' t want is " The Coast A sh With. " WILLIAM HENRY MAGLIN " Bill " U. S. c rmy RICHMOND HILL, LONG ISLAND !7 eu ' York ILL " started the four-year war with two unsuccessful skirmishes that de- layed the outcome two years, but the experience that he gained from them has enabled him to take it easy with those subjects that require a slide-rule, and gave him time to make tenths in " Frog " and " Spic " vs. " The Route of the Red Comforter. " This youth ' s particular niche in the West Point Hall of fame is his ability to see that visiting " Light Heavies " get extra sleep while here, and he has succeeded so nobly that none has displaced him as King of the Game of " Give and Take. " ( )ne glimpse of the photo here will give you readers an idea of the job it has been to keep the casualty list of the Unfair Sex down to a minimum. From the Cavalry he came, to the Cavalry he will return, and that branch will gain an officer whose merits will be as much appreciated as they are by the Corps. »3 £J3 ' ' ii S wmB: 9 ' , 2?iS W - Tivo hundred tv:o t t l t xif tf tf iA tn! ' • ' t ' !f .V !J l ' l l ' l ' lt ' l ' ' t ' l l MM mm ' ' V ■ Aj .t vV V Vxlr ytf f frxV i» ' Tir tl ' tr- A HOWARD A. M A L I N " Tom " — " Tubby " Seventh Congressional ' District MALVERN ' Pennsylvania N angel is pictured here. His wings are not visible, but he knows that he has them, for he feels a fluttering in his breast at the least suggestion of immodesty. What he knows about the wiles of this wicked world would not offend a very paragon of virtue. After graduation, however, Tubby ' s education will be- gin, and may it continue until Father Time and Uncle Rum conspire to put an end to the sorry scheme of things! Each Sunday morning he scatters all kinds of queer notes around the chapel, and on Sunday nights he scatters longer ones all over the coun- try to various and sundry femmes. These are his favorite sports. Always he has been an immortal and always a buck. And his dismal features betray the anxiety that his plight has caused him. His famous grin, which in days of yore stretched from ear to ear and closed both eyes, now is three millimeters shorter and barely hides the whites. f RiHf Markvrn.in; Chapel C " h(iir (+, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Ihin- ilreclth Night (1); Cadet Orchestra (4-). ao S FELIX Q M A R C I N S K 1 " Pole " — " Cinsk " Third Congressional ' District BALTIMORE ■ Maryland HIS descendant of Kosciusko blew into the Corps from Baltimore, well recommended for his ability and heralded by the Baltimore News. Handicapped at the start by being placed in the ranks of " B " Company, he overcame that by transferrnig to " A " Co. at a most opportune time. In his yearling year he showed us that he was worthy of his recom- mendations, as he led the area-birds for three months and also became leader of the " A " Com- pany intramural cheering section. " Nick " has a reputation among the femmes as being the best hopoid that ever paced around the ballroom of Cullum Hall. Ve are sure that his slick, shiny, carefully-parted hair has much to do with his vamping the fair ones, as it is not chevrons, for he has had a clean sleeve throughout his four years here. Though he is seriously considering the Air Service, we think that he should take his other choice, the Cavalry, as he has " boned " cavalry- man ever since he was first allowed to make use of his chin-strap, which he wears coquettishly. f :5 ?3ftk -: R 55 ? ' T5|a y Ji.Ji. i j i J S i j j j;-.j j Jl j i j j f J l i;, -7 vfrT ' y r7;r rj r7 r7;r3; Tzio hundred three jr, ! - i r f t» tr x r ' t tr tnj t l l ' Jf lf ! ! i b tf if !f lfxl.Alr t ' l ' lf l ' ! W lr t iAj Rifle Marksman; Sgt. (1); Boxing (4, 3, 2); Gym (3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1); Welter- weight Boxing Champ. (2) ; Basehall, Summer Camp. H «BE WALTER C. MARIN ELL I " Mary " — " Wally " Y ' liclfth Co«(7rp.M;o?!« ' District CALUMET ■ lichiffd?! ARY ' S first achievement was a smile, then he requisitioned a hockey stick, and since that time he has been chasing Puck on ice and in wit. Wally did not come to Vest Point unheralded, for he hails from that great alley in Calumet where he and two other great athletes trained. Wally ' s undying efforts to sing are all in vain. His voice has gobs of quantity, but no quality. He sprouted no chevrons until first-class year, but then his heart was gladdened for he dearly loved to show his spangled arms. Mary has fallen twice at West Point, and my ! how hard on each of these occasions ! The first was in plebe summer when he tried to break the concrete in front of barracks, and the second for whom we think he will stay fallen. Looking into the future of Mary we can see a world of joy and fun. What more could a kavdet ask fo " -? D A V I D MARCUS M " Micky " Eiyhth C ' ' " ff ' ssion :l ' Distrid BROOKLYN r eir York |1CK ' — his happy smile and pleasant nature — have been an outstanding feature of 24 ' s four years at the Academy. Through crawling for- mations as a plebe, in the " squared circle, " in the section room, or at the table, his cheerful disposition was always there to buck us up. Everyone will remember Mickey ' s battles in the ring as leading welter-weight of the Corps. Nobody can forget the murmur that ran through the crowd when his pile-driving left started from the floor, whether it connected or not. He was ever forgetful of self, ever ready to drop his own work to help unravel a problem for a fellow cadet. His class standing would surely have been higher if he had preferred to use the time to his own advantage. Micky ' s is a record to be proud of, and, above all, from the fact that he was always willing to help a brother cadet in studies, athletics or any other way that he could. M Si Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (I); Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram in Hockev ; La- crosse (3, 2, 1) ; Minor Sport " A " (2) ; " A " (1) ; Soccer (1); Baseball, Summer Camp. Tijuo hundred four t ■ ' r t ' xt . ' - r -l ' j ' « t x ' f vV ! f ij r ' -Jr Nt t lf t ' !f - - t -.t -.l»l - t xW ' ir l vl t» r ' f t, ,j xfa- yjryf, xiryf yj yj f f tr i yi frtf pM jt I ' i j ' lA !r t - jr ♦ )■ ! t t - ' S ' lf ifrsV-t DxARWIN DENISON MARTIN •Dar " — " D. D. " Fiist Congressional ' District DETROIT ■llirhif an A ' , d ' v ' ou know, " ami tlien that grin and pair of twinkling eyes makes your interest quicken in anticipation of a fiumy one. Dar always finds the amusing side of everything, and just can ' t help spreading his cheerfulness among the rest of us. One never hears Dar cry " Mr. Ducrot, did I? " It ' s always " j Ir. Ducrot, how many letters did I get? " , and woe to the poor plebe if The One is not there, because when Dar left Detroit he left his heart in the keeping of one who, ac- cording to his glowing assertions, is going to join the army too. Can ' t you imagine Dar continuing his old army custom of getting a ' ay with things? En- tering here after a snappy career overseas, he just couldn ' t change his old methods, so while the rest of us were studying Dar boned the old red comforter, or kept his correspondence up to date. I Iav fate be always kind to our Dar. RiHf MarkMiKin (5) ; Pistol Marksm.in (3) ; Gym- nasium Squad (3, 2). Rifle M Corp. (: arksmaii; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (2) i). tm JOSEPH MASSARO " Tuny " — " Moiphy " Seventh Congressional ' District PATERSON rX nr Jersey HE day Joe was initiated into the Royal Order of Irishmen was the happiest day of his life. Now he can throw (especially the women) as well as the rest of them. Tuny is a snake but one of these quiet ones; the kind who read love sonnets, use beaucoup flunky, but wear rubber bands on hop shoes and take sweet young things out of the stern of the boat when the party is up front. It is reported, but very unofficially, that Tuny ran away from the femmes in Paris. Ve wonder why he grow- leys when you ask him about it. In spite of his strength Joe has his weaknesses: women, boodle and educational ( ?) fiction. His only other vice is maltreatment of his wives. However, that happens only when Tuny gets demerits or but three letters instead of his usual five. A great future awaits Tuny provided he continues his usual little rests. Two hundred five if.-ir- ryb ' ' yi - tr ir - rtr ' i f ' ' ' ' i ' ' ' f ' ' if ' ' ' V Vtr ' lrx! 3ftif i if ir i tl ' i • ' ' ' - Rifle Expert; Pistol MarkMiiaii; Sgt. (1) ball, Summer Camp. . " T H. F. McGUIRE MATTHEWS " Pat " Third Congressional ' District PENSACOLA Florida HIS picture, dear friends, repre- sents the one man of the age qiiah ' - fied to follow in the footsteps of Napoleon. Efficiency? Leadership? Ask the Proletariat. As to cau- tion and foresight — Pat has never been to re eille, even in winter, without a dress-coat under his nianteau. For his achievements as a diplomat look over the record of the fights and drags in " G " Co. and see who instigated them all. After winning laurels as a Rear Admiral in the Naval Boy Scouts and spending two years learning that V. M. I. was not a tin school, only to have this ideal rudely shattered one memorable Sunday during Plebe year, he came to us looking for other worlds to conquer. Due to an inability to learn French, Spanish and other studies we have, he was not high ranking as he had planned, but he won imdying fame as Chair- man of the Executive Committee. However, most of the best generals come from the " goats " - — especially if that " goat " happens to be Iris h. CLYDE M A S S E Y " Cupie " First C " n( ression(il ' District FALLS CITY : ebraska ROM the squeal of delight of the hairy cave man as he pried forth a boulder from its resting place, to the coldly calculating mind of the engineer, who authoritatively an- nounces, " ' ou will need 500 ft. lbs. to move that " — and from the original Plattsbiuger to Cullum ' 24 — that ' s evolution for you. But when all combined into one indi idual — it ' s Kaydet Massey. After Xmas leave — hibernation — much sleep — and for why? Observation evidences sighs and hence the why. Dreams of Xmas leave — Soft murmurings — Still waters run deep. A rugged military exterior conceals all this, however. Self-contained — serious — hard work- ing — he is the old campaigner midst a bunch of " darned recruits. " " Now when I worked at the freight-house — " and he ' s off on Podunk lore. Or when he smiles contentedly and dreams over letters which come regularly thrice a week. And after graduation we know that the same industry and earnest application will mark his ia te Rifle Marksman (3); Pistol Sharpshooter (3); Circulation Mgr., Pointer Staff (1); Honor Com- mittee (4, 3); Chairman, Executive Committee (3, 2, 1) ; Class Secretary (2). Jr TiLO hundred six ■{■■j )r ' ' t ' b ' yxV r ■lM! ! l » l ! ! V-ll ' - ' l ' t ' ' t V V-» ' ' t ' tr ? ! l i iV IVI A " Matticlay " Tivenly-eighth Qongrcss ' ionnl ' Distn BERNE JA(fZi ' York H, Alattice! Translate this, you ? " And translate it Mattice would. In fact, we goats often re- produced the Mattician version of the mysterious French and Spanish, instead of our own original conceptions. It is said that he was born with the ambi tion to be- come a Cavalryman and a wild desire to become an Engineer. Like the rest of us Earle developed the sour grapes attitude toward the Engineers some time ago. Unlike all good soldiers Mattice is a master of the King ' s line and barely escaped the horrible fate of becoming an English professor at some moss-covered institution. In spite of this fact he is not even conversant with afifairs relative to the femininity. Rumor has it, though, that with one young lady he is a man-sized snake. Thanks to this embryonic minstrel we can sing " On the Road to Mandalay " and chant Kipling ' s " The Ladies " almost without error. Corp. (3 A A R M I S T E A D D. MEAD, JR. " Red " — " Artie " Fourth Congressional Districl HUNTINGTON West Virginia FTER being " found " out of the Oriole class and going to Case for a year, the education of our Artemus was about completed when he joined Jus. Always in favor of a three-year course, he could never see the need of an extra year. During the past three years he has " boned " every branch of the service except the Q. M. Although " Red " hails from West Virginia, he has acquired enough knowledge of New York City to be a big help to the boys on their various leaves. His great hobby is recognizing plebes while returning from the ' ale and Navy games, and failing to recognize them on the following day. Undoubtedly he is the Valentino of the Titian heads. He would rank much higher in his studies if it didn ' t take him all evening to write half a folder to an uncertain femme. His esca- pades on Flirtation cannot be related here. Did someone ask if Artie is in love ! Mean ! !SI : iF ' 7S m J it - Two hundred seven , - ' ' " ' V !f tr t ' ' ! " j tAt t - U t Sgt. (1). MELVIN EUGENE MEISTER " Gene " Fifth Congressional T istrict OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma HINGS We Would Like to Know. Vh ' does a Kaydet question his having to prove that he is acquainted with the Modern Languages when he finds it necessary to keep a filing cabinet to keep up his private correspondence? Ve wonder if his uncontested success in long distance P.S.-ing is due to the weekly (weakly) practice-marches to Highland Falls. Vhy does he, after two years of well-meaning, wifely advice, change from strenuous track to Keen-File polo, part his hair in the middle and use Slickum by the cans for one application? Romeo was never like that. Vhen are he and Tuny going to coordinate their half-said stories about Parisian night life, the Moulin Rouge Incident and the crowning night of all in Hamburg? Oh! wherefore does he condemn the Garden Spot of the World, New Jersey, when he chooses for wives two of its upstanding, stalwart sons? u CHARLES GEORGE MEEHAN " Don Carlos " ? inth Congressional ' District RICHMOND HILL r _eu- York PON a fateful (la in Juh ' there en- tered the portals of our Highland Home one Charles George Meehan, destined to become one of our great satellites in the world of discipline and order. Don Carlos, as he is known to the iin ' tiated, decided early in his career to help the Govern- ment pay for his upkeep. When the smoke cleared away Don Carlos was seventeen years old and had paid for jixteen days ' rations. No, he ' s not the baby of the class, but he is ranked out by only one file. His policy of passive re- sistance has carried him through many a tight place in the way of scraps and " drags. " Don Carlos is a born horseman. There is nothing he likes better than to let a horse run away " ith him, and at the last moment to fall dramatically on the ground head first. Regard- less of mishaps he is boning the Cavalry, and intends to follow it unto the bitter end. ffl Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (4); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Beast Detail (1); Bugle Corps (3); Football (2); Track (3, 1); Boxing (3, 2, 1) ; Monogram (3). Ttx.o hundred eight V•■ - tfxtf r ' i ' t ' tf t tA ' 1! l l J ? «i i ' ' ! l ' ' ' l ' t " ! ' ' ' l ' i virvf " i ' J viA tf j ' ' ' f vi ' " vl v ' vtf y itf ! i if ytr lf !j }ir i if}3f, J i ' V V lrvt ' Wt - tf ilfvtufrtif- ' i AJf fr fr- ERNEST AUGUST MERKLE •■Merk " •! ;« ; C " " 0 ' ' ' " ' " l ' District TOLEDO from the shores of Mau just as diligent in -all hi; HIS hustle niee Ha ' i doings as his front name indicates, whether they be sports, social affairs or studies. Like all serious men he is a lover of music and the violin is his hobby. In the evening, when most men just crave peace and tranquillity, it was Ernie ' s custom to grab his old faithful and show just how Kreisler did it. How many times have we informed enthusiastic visitors that North Barracks was not a conservatory of music! And the slamming of doors and the banging of win- dows clearly showed the div ' s appreciation. Ernie is a veteran in the pink letter club and we can recall our failure to keep count of that endless procession of daily letters that came to brighten his weary evenings. It is our earnest belief that he will soon fall in the ranks of the benedicts, and may it be a benediction for him. Rifle MarkMii.M. ; , ..r|i. ( 3 ) ; Sst. (2) ; 1st Sfjt. (1) ; Swimming Sciuaii (3. 2, 1). : ' : y3fta»s fes s.3 tg»gu ' SJL3 s,r x Rifle Sharpshooter; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); 1st Sgt. (1); Beast Detail; Baseball (3, 2); Basketball (3, 1); Baseball, Summer Camp. 3HI J B BENJAMIN S. MESICK, JR. " Ben " — " Benny " T ' lvcnty-sevenih { on ;T.«7V; ;n Tiistrict CLAVER.ACK [ ni- } ork ROM the first glance at this picture one might easily guess that " Benny " is one of the social lions of West Point. Not only has he the habit of dragging to most of the hops, but also of falling in love with every femme he drags. He has been in and out of love so many times that we seriously doubt that he will ever find the right one. However, his trivial love affairs have in no way interfered with his military and aca- demic efficiency. " Benny ' s " dis record is one to be en ied. Due to a large measure of good luck, he has ne er tread " the straight and narrow path " in the Corn ' s back yard. Rarely does one see his name on the confinement list. Because of his high efficiency he was chosen as a member of the Beast Detail. Acadeniicall ' , he is one of the highest and has always been willing to help the less fortunate members of his and other classes. Doubtlessly, he will choose his favorite branch — the Engineers. Tvjo hundred nine K_ jjir_ r;id r !•-» t Tt ' tfr ' tf l ' l l t ' ' If l ' l l l ' t ' ' ' ' i ' 3 -■ , ' « ' g ' sis ' sij ' si: i? ' gg KiHc MarkNJiKiii; C ' (irp. (i). l- SB ALBERT DELMAR MILLER " Duke " T ' lnth Congressional ' District POMEROV Ohio LL the rest of my lite, e er ' time I hear of a " Duke of Anywhere, " I ' ll have a mental picture of a slick- headed runt, a skag in his face and in sweet communion with the banjo on his lap. That ' s the " Duke of Ponierc n -premier of the Hattery of 15anjo-banf;ers. Had h? done no more than to provide a target for abuse of his dejected fellow-men with his " war-drum of the White Man, " he could fold his hands s xeetl serene in the knowledge that his life on earth had not been vain. It ' s something to have an object you can cuss. In addition, consider him in the light of a star pitcher on the baseball diamond, a " Star-gazer " of the most serpentine variety on the balcony, a member of the Board of Gover- nors, piano-mover and a general roustabout when work is to be done, and you may have a vague idea of our sirbject ' s versatility, popularity and all-round ability. Gentlemen, allow me — The Duke! GEORGE ALVIN MILLENER " Millcnay " Sixteenth Congressional District WILLIAMSPORT ' Pcnnsylimnia F a man could be said to have two " one and onlys, " Millener would be that man. The first, of course, would be the " O. A. O. " back in the podunk, his second the Infantiy. To both his devotion has been constant through- out his e ery hour at the Academy. However, an officer must be a horseman also. George ' s problem of becoming one seemed moun- tainous at first. Painfully he progressed from the point of never failing to dismount involun- tarily in the vicinity of a hurdle to good horse- manship. The pluck shown in this period of training is a rich sidelight on his character. George gives his best to everything he does. Nothing greater could be said of any man. As a friend he is trustworthy and loyal. Efficient and painstaking, he will be well qualified to take his place as a leader in the basic arm. ffi gl Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Hundredth Night (4, i, 2. I); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Board of Governors (1); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Beast Detail (1); Baseball Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). •os ' -: Tiuo lundrcJ tin T the tender age of nineteen, our " (jil " landed in New York, equiiiped for the Army with a New- Testament, a bag of laundry, anc a home brew recipe. Born on Nov. 11 til, it was only natural that he should want to come to Hell-on-Hudson to learn the noble art of war. He started his career brilliantly, in the goat section, like most famous generals, but furlo spoiled him. He raised so much cain that he has given up the writing of his book, " From Boy Scout to Brigadier, " in two volumes. His divine features are so attractive that he has become a modern " Don Juan. " His many conquests extend from Macy ' s store to the Gov- ernor ' s palace. Besides femmes, he has another hobby, " bosses. " Many are the hours he has spent straddling a chair, swinging a broomstick at a shoe. It is our humble opinion that he is not boning Polo to make the squad, but because it is a " sassiety " game, don ' cha ' know! J ;»3 -- T o hundred elezrn .■ tr if xb t tr t ' ■ l ■ t ' t t ' ' ' V ' l ■l ' ■tl ' ' J ' t ' ly ' ' t ' ' ' t ■ ' tf ' ' ' ! ' A ' ! ' ' ' ' ' t ' ' trJ Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4) ; Sgt. (1) ; Boxing (4). H RICHARD TONKIN MITCHELL " Dick " — ' Monk " — " Mitch " First Ccnffrefsionnl ' Tiistrict F.MBREEVILLE T ' eiinessee ERK we have Dick Mitchell, the mountaineer from Tennessee, where the hills reach up and are especially favored by Apollo in his daily race across the heavens. Possibly his sunny disposition came from constant associa- tion with those sun-kissed hills, but, be that as it ma , Dick has the happy faculty of making friends here er he goes. Yet it was not the congenial side of his nature that won Mitch his place on the varsity lacrosse team. It was determination and courage, cou- pled with athletic ability, that made him a mem- ber of one of the major sport squads. He would rather get a crack at the Na y than to wear stars. Anyway, Dick looks upon the heated struggle for tenths with an attitude of utter nonchalance which is worthy of a member of the Royal Order of " Bucks. " His goal has not been gold stars, but merely gold bars as a lieutenant in Uncle Sam ' s Field Artillery, and we wish him the best of luck. FLOYD ALLEN MITCHELL " Spot " — " Mitch " BARRE J erinont R. AHTCHELL, F.A., sir " — " Riv- eter in a ship-yard, sir " — " No ex- cuse, sir. " Three years and some months ago flitch might have been heard to make some such state- ments as these, but no more. For who is he who doesn ' t know our blue-eyed. Green Moun- tain boy now? Always on hand when any game is called, and ready with a lusty sound-oi? for the Army team, Mitch has proved himself as steadfast a follower of sports as he is a leader in the realm of academics. And, boys, that ' s where he shines! As long as there are first sec- tions, Mitch will be found among " those pres- ent. " No, he ' s not a file-boner either — just naturally hivey. It ' s a good thing he is, too; for he needs his time to keep up with his course in correspondence. Back in Barre they say he ' s a farmer, but here he ' s an engineer. If you would know more why just give the Podunk Femme a " ring " — he did! ai g Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Stunt Com- mittee (2); Camp Illumination (1); Lacrosse (3, Tiio hundred twelve p ' ■ ' - 4l•i ir tI ' • • ■ tr • t i ' ' i}ylf lf b ' ' ' ' i ' i ■ ii fy ' ' ' tf 1f » ■; f t JKt K tf V vt ' f » - ' fr- ' - tf ' •; JACOB ROBERT MOON ••Jake " Fifth ( ' o;;( ;( Si oHrt ' District GOODWATER ■ llabamn HI.MMV JAKE — lessons rendered in dancing at all times. " So read a pseudo ad in the year-book of a cer- tain Alabama college. Time changed the name to " Snaky Jakey " but its potential reference remained the same. The slogan " A hop is not complete without Jakey " became more than a byword, it was an established fact. The publication of a certain society item " At a birthday party given for the children of the post, among those present was Cadet Moon " caused his social retirement for a brief period, but again he bobbed up with that irresistible smile. Jake is a great hand at hard work ; in fact, he gets along with work so well that he can lie down and go to sleep right beside it. This at- tribute has caused many a P to lick his chops, but Jake has systematically and successfully fooled them all. As the ad writers say it, there ' s something about him you ' ll like. ■==0 0 Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; Honor Committee (1); Corp. (3); Supply Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Executive Committee (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Fencing (3, 2, 1); Monogram (3); Minor Sport " A " (2, 1); Member Intercollegiate Sabre Championship Team (2) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). Rifle Marksman; Chapel Choir (+, 3) ; Hurulreilth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Stunt Committee (1); Camp Illumination (1) ; Hundredth Night Producer (3) ; Boxing (4, 3) ; Polo (1). 3a ¥| ol CLAUDE EARL MOORE " Mugsy " First Congressional T istrici SEATTLE PV ashing ton LAl. ' DE, better known to the Corps as Mugsy, arrived here one e entful day in July straight from the State which forms the northwestern cor- ner of our great Republic. He brought with him the Western spirit of friendli- ness and a firm determination to suc ceed which have carried him over the rough spots in fine form. We see Claude at his best in the fencing room. He has been active in the sport since his en- trance and is a fencer par excellence, as all who saw him in the last intercollegiate meet can testify. At some unknown date he fell under the spell of one of Mother Eve ' s fairest daughters, and from all appearances will be one of the first to requisition a wedding ticket. Claude ' s choice will probably be the Air Service, but, be that as it may, the branch that he chooses will get an efficient officer and one who will soon have a wide circle of friends. T ' U ' o hundred thirteen yr . ' -ir- r - ' } U rtr t ' V f V tr t ' ! l x! 3 Jr ' t ' t t t ' f t l l lr ir ! l i i t r»l l t - A!» ♦r if ir» - J j vjf j i i -vl t xt TVx! tf Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3). c fflfe T JAMES EDWARD MOORE, JR. " Perfesser " — " Dinty " — " Jim " Sixteenth Congressional ' District NEW BEDFORD i Iassacliiisctts ( ) ;in intelli j;ciit reader " Dinty " Moore needs no introduction. For, as editor of that immortal journal, " The Buzzards ' Roost, " and later as associate editor of the " Pointer, " his common sense and ready humor have won him a name which will rank with Franklin ' s in the years to come. However, for the less intelli- gent reader, I will identify him as that wild Irishman who is at the bottom of every piece of mischief originating in that den of Bolsheviki, known officially as " K " Co. So much for the introduction ; now for a few intimate glances at the life of our hero. In the classroom he gets by big, considering that an evening spent boning the Cosmopolitan is not ordinarily the best preparation for an engineering recitation. It is in Cullum, though, on the polished par- quet, that he makes his biggest hit. The femmes all fall for him, but he remains true to the One and Only back in old New Bedford. D DENNIS MILTON MOORE " Dinty " U. S. -Iriny ADA Oklahoma INTV " MOORE, th;- inimitable! A natural-born comedian — to look at him is to laugh. A sunny son of Oklahoma whose good nature is only exceeded by his appetite. Yes, Dinty eats ; eats not in a mediocre manner, but magnificently with his whole heart and .soul in his work. When the little western town of Ada lost this sterling youth, little did she realize that she was losing one of the finest linguists of the age, who speaks both French and Spanish with equal facility. Although an immortal in languages, his fluency in languages Spick and Frog reaches heights impossible for the average student to understand at all. Dinty snakes not often, but far too well, as the bruised hearts of many poor little butterflies can testify. But all joking aside, Dinty ' s unfailing good nature and reckless, devil-may-care manner ha e won him a place in the hearts of his classmates from which he will never be dislodged. W Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; .Author. Hundredth Night (1); Associate Editor, Pointer Staff (1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumina- tion (1). Tiiio hundred fourteen t ' l ■Str tf i, t ■ tr ' t il ' lr ! - l ' ' tf j ! ! ' !. ' t l l ■ L ginning. JOHN GILBERT MOORE " Dinty " T ' hinl (J,i)ngressional ' District I. AS ANIMAS Colorado jlTTLE did " Diiity " know, when he discarded the spurs and lariat, " out in the great open spaces where men are men, " for the slipstick and rifle what a checkere d career he was be- In the stormy journey of " engineer goat " as a " plebe " to " goat engineer " as a second classman, he has not only seen almost every sec- tion from the last to the first, but has also been as " hivey " in some subjects as he has been " goaty " in others. Although the " aiifaires de coeur " ot this " spun golden-haired sheik " have not been as numerous as the vicissitudes of the weather, they have been fully as varied. He has experienced light skirmishes as well as heavy battles, but has succeeded in coming through unscathed. Two characteristics of " Dinty ' s, " however, that make him more notable than many of the above exploits are his common sense and warm heart. In recognition of the former, his class- mates elected him to the " V. C, " and his many loyal friends are ample evidence of the latter. ;sm Rifle Sharpshooter; Honor Committee (1) (1); . ' sst. Mgr. Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1). Sgt. 3ffl ZACHERYWINFIELD MOORES " Zach " Fourth Congressional ' District NASHVILLE T ennessce EAH ! The glorious Southland with its beautiful women and gentlemen soldiers. Zach can be well placed in the category of the latter. A South- erner born and bred, and proud of it. He possesses the typical instincts for con- serving his energies, except when it comes to helping the despondent " goats " in their gruelling battles against the Academic Powers that Be and when there is a good tennis match in sight. " Mathy " to the ' nth degree without even try- ing, but otherwise quite normal. His usual stunt is to nonchalantly announce that he has foxed the " P " again, while we know that it takes a hivey hombre to continually repeat this perform- Y Somewhat of a morose nature, but strictly un- selfish, and always willing to lend a willing hand. So if he makes as good a husband as he has a wife she will be a truly lucky femme. I ¥11 0 ' Tivo hundred fifteen r ' lf. ■ i l " J ' ' J. ' t t ' xV ' i ' tf ' vV tMt ' lf tr ' l l l r lf ! ilf t t tf lj ' {f !r ' ' j l ' l7 1 ' i l ! l i ' Ai l ' j t l tA ir i i jf Jf ! f i ' i tf ' i ' vlf v ?r t r! ' t t 3 lrvt t ' ! ' .! V lf ' .V ' j 3 V l ' t ' ir tr j V fc• ' t ' tf l RiHe Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Head Academic Coach for Football (1); Stars (4, 2); Beast Detail. T RUSSELL LEONARD MOSES " Mose " — " Bill " i f Large CORVALLIS Oregon I HE Follies would not be the Follies without " The Glorified American Girl, " and to us " H " Co. would not be " H " Co. without our IMoses. When Foch visited the Academy it was gratifying to the Corps to have someone who could cotiverse intelligently with him in French. Moses so loved the French language that he even insisted upon taking three of the four final exams. It never gave Moses heart failure to behold his name on the gig sheet, but he was consider- ably nonplused one day when he read the fol- lowing thereon: " Moses — In bullrushes at pmi. " Ve do not know that the report was correct, but it was the only time we ever ' spicioned Mose of snaking. Perseverance in all of his under- takings and loyalty to the Army teams are Moses ' strongest points. Seldom during his four years has an Army team lined up without Mose on the sidelines, giving to the gray-clad host the entire power of his lungs. JOSEPH ATTICUS MORRIS " Joe " — " Jode " Senatorial OXFORD C orth Cfolina OE came to us an engineer, and time, rrn B tide, circumstance, the Academic iL J I Board and the vicissitudes of drag- ging have been unable to alter his destiny, which is to become one of the elect. Did we imply reptilian tendencies? The re- port is correct. With iron determination, he has developed a casehardened technique which, to date, remains unshattered. Though shy as a maid to begin, he soon acquired a repertoire. The strained strains of Foster and Mahan ' s, the riniiors of feed hops, and the call of the wild have made Joe ' s presence in the stag line or drag fest a weekly event. Don ' t infer that our Joe is wholly unsusceptible. Close friends were wor- ried a year ago when he lost ten pounds and gained a lamentably distrait air. His devotion to the fair sex and his unlimited correspondence have not kept him from becom- ing a veritable Rock of Ages cleft for the Im- mortals, shielding the goats of all classes from the cauld blast of assemblv for examinations. W T wo hundred sixteen V- ' - - tfS! ' - l ' lr t i iA ' lf tf t tf- t At t.-i , tfVl xlj,l t, t. ' Af ' ■■l lr •■V ry j 1 lf vV itf DENIS MULLIGAN ■Mull Tiicnty-third C(jnyr(Ssion d ' District RIVERDALE-ON-HUDSOX CS eiv 1 ork A with face of a warrior, the dis- position of a country school marni, the address of a college professor; to look at you who would think that when it came to handing out the soft salve you would rank number one? Where, pray tell, did you ever hear that your oice rivaled that of an Irish " Throstle " or a " filly loo bird " ? And those songs you sing — for pathos and sentiment they have no rival, except the kind words of the Batt. Board saying five and ten. Many were the Army hearts that thrilled to hear the words of the announcer last year, when he said, not once but many times, " Mulligan again breaks the discus record. " As for football we proudly say that for four years we have watched your work through good for- t uie and ill luck and never once have you failed to be a true leader of men and a successful cap- tain of a great football team. Hail to the chief. Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; S«t. (1) ; Pistol Squad (3, 2, 1) ; Monogram (1) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Class Vice-Pres. (3, 2); Beast Detail; Football " A " (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Capt. (1) ; " A " in Football ; Track ( 3, 2, 1 ) ; " A " (2, 1 ) ; Howitzer Staff. aH □ HOB ART AMORY MURPHY " Ham " Seventh Congressional ' District GRANITE Oklahoma ROM the paneless door of the third division suddenly comes a burst of sound, followed by a tinkle of broken glass. An earthquake? A bullfight? Five lions, battling with a fog horn? Not at all — merely our little friend expressing Rabelaisian joy at one of Adam ' s grinds. ' Tis said that the Celts are a race of dreamers and merely to regard Ham ' s rapt expression of dreamy enchantment as with a regretful sigh he lays down his battered pen and creases his nine- teenth folder would convince the most dubious. What is his branch ? Gaze upon the image here recorded. Thus equipped with so peerless a pair of ailerons forsooth any choice save aviation would be a criminal waste of nature ' s gifts, and frugality has ever been one of the Mick ' s golden virtues — except on Yearling Christmas leave. B e it as airman or just man, this much is certain: his friends will be many and his enemies lacking. Let it be recorded. TiLo liundred seventeen V !f.■» ' t ' - tr ■t ' ' l ' l ' t Alnt ' ' 1tf V I ' ilf» t lf tr t SAl i RiHe Marksman; Catholic Choir ( +, 3); Sunday S-.-hool Teachers (2); Camp Illumination (1); Drum and BuRle Corns (4, 3); Football ( " B " Squad) (4, 2) ; Polo (1). OTTO LAUREN NELSON, JR. " Swede " Sccon i Qoiu ressional ' District OMAHA cbraska A ING relinquished the raiiic of major in the Hi School Cadets to become a plebe, la vie inditaire could hold no glamour for this fair- haired son of the Middle West. In fact, the keynote of his career as a Kaydet has been " The pen is mightier than the sword. " All else is but secondary to the production of that daily letter — nay, the word letter but inade- quately describes those ' steen-page epistles written under cover of post-taps darkness. His rise to fame was rapid. Scarce now is the Tac or P who does not greet him with a knowing smile. Speaking of smiles — Otto ne er surrendered his. A grin and a silver tongue have carried him through a thousand dangers. Rain or shine — it is to laugh, and laugh he does, even in the face of the Com while running a three-hour previi on Christmas leave. Keep on grinning, old boy, and may Lady Luck never frown. o JOHN O ' DAY MURTAUGH " Jack " — " Murt " — " Irish " Eleventh Congressional ' District ELMIRA ! _nv i orh H, the luck of the Irish! Not one can deny the Irish part of it — at least to his face — and from the fleeting glimpses we get of him suitcase in hand and grin from ear to ear, as he sprints off on leaves, we have our own opinions as to the luck. C ive brother Jack a chance at a suit of tweeds and a dark-eyed little colleen to wag the brogue with, and he can ' t be beat — even with the handicap of no lunar radiance. Why, it ' s a fact that he even " blarneys " his polo pony! We all know that the existence of a football scrub is the thorny part of a bed of roses and he deserves a heap of credit for eating that punishment as he did. He ' ll laugh and sing and dance his way through life as he has here, with a minimiuii of worry and a maximum of enjo nient, anil, attc- .-ill, c ' est la vie. a RiHe Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Howitzer Board (1). Chapel f Tiuo hundred eighteen ■ ■ ■ ■ xtr i t x tf t Wr - M ' - xl ' ' l v! ' ! tV»l» t.,l t tf r WILBUR KINCAID NOEL " Cliristnias " Sighth Qoiigrcssioiuil ' Distriit DANVILLE henttirky Bi I ROM the Blue (iniss ot Old Ken- tucky came our little ray of " Sun- shine " to learn to be neat, orderly and punctual — as he coyly confided to us. He was never up before the Bear took its diurnal trip over the mountain and he always managed to smoke a skag before assem- bly. Also, Wilbur was one of our real Engineers, he seldom did his Phil without an appetizer of Cosmo. Not the least of his accomplishments was his ability to drag keen fcmmes and still not become a snake. Originally Wilbur was true to his Kentucky Home and boned the Cavalry, but now the Air has claimed him and soon he will be " hedge- hopping " in his Jenny, down in Texas. Wilbur was never a " bootlicker " ; on the contrary, he pursued his course as he saw it his duty, irrespec- tive of praise or criticism. In him the Aviation will get a careful thinker, and if they keep him off of Biuik Fatigue a hard worker. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (2); A.M. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Band (4, 3); Indoor Meet (3); Gym Squad (3, 2, 1). Rifle Marksman. aao J? RICHARD EMMEL NUGENT " Nuge " !}{Jiieti ' cntli (7o«i7r( ' .«.t V;«rt ' District ALTOONA ' Pennsyhmnia FTER giving the Naval Academy a short trial and deciding that life on the deep was not for him, Nuge migrated to fair Hudson ' s shores. His ability for getting into hot water and out again with a whole skin (some- times t a " skin " ) has gained him a great number of friends. If you crave excitement and desire an able and willing conspirator, Nuge is the man. His activities have not, however, been limited to those achievements which awarded him his month on the area and his countless demos, for not only have the band and orchestra re- ceived his musical talent, but both the gym squad and indoor meets ha e benefited by his physical prowess. Here ' s hoping that next fall Nuge joins the regiment to which we are assigned instead of, as rumor has it, a Harvard law class. Tvio hundred nineteen y■ » " tr tf ' »»f J t t Vr j r t tA V V ' l T t t lf tf l t tf if !r ' t l ' ' tr»lrdo ' lj ' lj t ir tfy i ' t! -xl f l vt tf If V V l lr !r ' l ' 3r ■ 1 ' - ' ir ' i- ' fr- RiHe MarkMiian; Pistol Marksman; Stunt Com- mittee (2); Sgt. (1); Sundav School Teacher (2, 1); Polo (1); Swimming (2 ' ); Indoor Meet (2); Numerals; Boxing (4, 2) ; Indoor Meet (4) ; Soc- cer (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram (3, 2, 1). K WILLIAM W. O ' C O N N O R " Irish " — " Okay " Seventeenth Congressional ' District NEW YORK ! eii ' York L R Willie is the same as any normal Kaydet except that he was a little more blase than the average plebe, shined his shoes a little less than a yearling should, fell harder on furlo, but with aid recovered quicker than most second classmen and in his first class year left the ranks he had graced for three years to become a make. But the inconsistency of the man. After going " D " for three years on that part of his activity sheet reading " Escorting ladies to hops (6) " he becomes the smoothest of snakes, until now he can spot a keen fenime at a thousand yards with his naked eye. Proof of his athletic ability is given above, but that does not tell of his game fight for the light- weight championship as a plebe, nor of the work he did to stay on two squads at once. His good nature, generosity and optimism, coupled with his readiness to enter into any undertaking, have made for him many warm and sincere friends. GEORGE PATRICK O ' NEILL " Father " TiL-elfth Qofgressional ' District BOSTON iMassachusetts " ORGE possesses that rare combina- tion — good nature and seriousness. For four years he has acted the part of beacon, leading and steadying others ; deciding V. C. problems or raising ebbing morale with equal facility. He claims he took the right train four years ago, but we think — well, there ' s not much differ- ence between Woodstock and Vcst Point as re- produced in the Grand Central by the word- nursers in blue. Be that as it may, George has subordinated his clerical nature to the military. He has worn the gold " things " both above and below the el- bow. And, although he lost the latter early year- ling year, he can always console himself on the fact that they were lost aiding a Sunday School social, which, imfortunately, extended into the wee hours of after-taps. Natural tendencies, reel carts and water call have decided Infantry for " Father. " He leaves us with the stamp of approval of the authorities and the " gang of us. " 53 Rifle Marksman; Honor Committee (1); A.B. (3); B.A. ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Executive Com- mittee (2, 1) ; Sunday School Teachers Supt. (2, 1) ; Boxing (4). T u!0 hundred tis;eniy • V- -S? ' ' A ' ty tf ' t ' i tf ' «t ' i ' ! ' tAl itf ' l l !r l t l t t tr lf t v vt vfr ' i ' v » • ' ' f vVv If »J ! v ' fjf l yir r ' ' lr t f - i ■ f t ' - i ' ' ir• ir ■i i JOHN JACOB OUTCALT " Jack " Fifth Crjiigressional ' T)istrict WAUSEON Ohio OHN came to us an unkissed flower pz — Hj of Ohio manhood. For a long time H|i being pursued closely by P. Echols, he kept away from the fair sex, but after furlough he came back a snake of til- worst variety, and now he can be found at Cullum every Saturday night. John was the champion debater in Ohio, and we re- gret very much that there was no debating team at West Point so he could demonstrate his fo- rensic ability. Nevertheless, he is an ardent dev- otee of Hlackstone, and should the Army lose its charm the people are going to get a mighty good lawyer. John had an efficiency complex when he came here, but after living three years with wives who are not pampered pets of the T. D., he became more normal. However, his sunny disposition and ever-ready willingness to help anybody anytime convinced us that the Doughboys are mighty lucky in getting a man who will be a real leader and a good soldier. ■ t " Rifle Sharpshooter; Editor, Pointer Staff (1); Corp. ( 3 ) ; Vice-Pres., Y. M. C. A. ( 1 ) ; Track (4). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Chapel Choir (+; 3, 2) ; Asst. Business Mgr., Plebe Bible StaflF (2, 1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Track (4, 3). D DAVID PERKINS PAGE, JR. " Pagina " — " Ma " Sixth Co« rfMzo«rt ' District NEWBURY PORT Massdchiisetts ||A ' E entered V " est Point with a broad " Bah Hahbah " accent, an astotmdingly complete ocabulary and the ability to talk intelligently and well upon any subject, from trout fishing to national politics. A rare man is our Dave, with a complex but pleasing per- sonality, the like of which is seldom encountered. The ch evron bedecked aristocracy claimed him as a yearling, but Dave, like all great men, joined the ranks. Or perhaps it may better be said that Dave ' s appetite for reading could be more nearly satisfied as an easy-going buck. Let it be said that nations may crumble and wars be fought and never affect Dave so long as he has easy access to the library. This craving for commiuiion with the authors is probably the reason for his deliberate neglect of our hops. But there will be no surprise if later the snakes see their wives going to the polls to vote for that good-looking Page man for president. aa •if.■i • Sr4r • b t i $J ■ ' irir tr l ■f[f Xr•4f 3 if■ i; -I Rifle MarkMiiiin; Pis.toI MarkMiiaii; B.A. ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Indoor Meet (4, 3); Numerals (2). i GEORGE WESLEY PALMER •G. W. " — " Wes " — " Gus " Thirtii nth Congressional ' T islrirt DETROIT ■ Itchtgan N spite of the fact that " Gus " now hails from Detroit, the little po- dunk of Oaklawn, R. I., where he spent a good many years of his life, has left its indelible impression on him, as at times he shows unmistakable signs of woodenness. " Gus " stoutly maintains that he and the " gyerls " have nothing in common, the female of the species being far too deadly to suit him. However, the most determined of us must fall some time. After some heartrending experience " Gus " refuses to acknowledge the existence of even the proverbial indifferent one, claiming that " they ah every dahned one of ' em fickle. " It was a matter of both surprise and delight to the company, therefore, when a picture gallery of beauties was discovered on the top shelf of his locker. He protests his innocence, but suspicion now clouds his name. These suspicions seem to be more than justified by the fact that " Gus " is boning the Coast. CHARLES DAY PALMER •Charlie " — " C. D. " ; Lar-ge WASHINGTON District Col ' iinhia I S a dispenser of bona-lide bunk and originality, our Charlie outblows the four winds combined. From his early plebedom until the last strains of Army IMue, his ready ability to impersonate and pour out a steady stream of British Science has been a constant source of amusement to us all. Who else but our Charlie could simulate good old " Dinty " with his " Air. , hold y ' a head up, " or A " Mr. get n step : Some say that Charlie is quite a snake, but he himself emphatically denies the accusation. The truth is the femmes just naturally fall for his curly black hair and winsome smile, while Charlie remains immune from feminine charms. He loves his freedom too well and intends to seek pleasure in his bachelor days until " the sweetest girl in the world crosses his path. " Till then we expect great things of him, but then — well, if she has dark hair and blue eyes — there will not be enough worlds for him to conquer. a Rifle Expert (3) ; Rifle Trophv (3) ; Pistol Marks man (3) ; Rifle S(|iiad (2, 1). - f mjm .r Tv:o hundred fj.enty-fj.o -i!r fr- ' l Str tr ' Ti Atf t t SAt xV- tA? ' lr l l X •M l nEi ROBIN BERNARD PAPE " Pip " — " Hiriiie " Fifth Congressional ' D is hie WATERBURY Qonnccticttt I TE little curly-headed bab ' boy " is the caption under which he came into our midst. Vhat a change he has undergone! Under the " up- lifting " influence of the upper- classmen he has become, in his quiet manner, quite hard-boiled and has taken his place in the ranks of men. That the process was nerve-rack- ing is seen by the way his hair is now standing on end. Our " Birdie " is not flighty, as one might in- fer ; neither Cullum nor the femmes attract him ; in fact, he shies at the latter and his presence at Cullum is secured only under pressure or com- pulsion. He shines in Academics, but is rather lax in discipline, so after a trial as corporal the T. D. dropped his name from the list of eligibles. He cheerfully offers his brilliancy to the lowly goats, yet finds plenty of time to bone red comforter and dream of the Coast. ' : «L£ »3»sgtftawt »Ka . t£:i i.£ ayje ' ■ ' »w ' » g 3 -? p M Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Chorus, Hundredth Night (2); Cast (1); Music Score (1); Organization Committee, Pointer Staff (1); Art Editor, Pointer Staff (1) ; Art Editor, Howitzer Board (1) ; Stunt Committee (2); Corp. (3); Sst. (2); Camp Illuinination (1) ; Christmas Poster Committee (1). fi 5 ST1S. W1 ' », ' !1».-Jh ,-Sga £ .f Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks ara E L E A Z A R P A R I L Y " Zar " •lAt Large CHICAGO Illinois III ES, but is it art? " And so Zar im- presses us with his acknowledged authority on those things. Be it a drawing for ye Howitzer, the facial effects of his blind drags or the scenic beauties of the signboards of the Hudson, Zar puts it to the acid test — and woe be unto the fraud. Were I to go into the details of all the things that Zar has done for and with us, both to indi- viduals and to the Corps, you ' d do some ex- tended reading. It is sufficient to let the beauty of this book stand as his record. His psychology of " femmes, " P ' s and horses is marvelous, and the way he puts it into practice ranks him high in the favor of the powers that be in all the above fields of endeavor. Zar has the punch, nerve and ability for a big job — and his ready grin will carry on imtil he gets it. Ss i TM Tv.0 hundred t ' -jjenty-three .J y f j; . ' 4 4 .■A ' - r t ' -vV f t tr t !r trvV tA • f ' V ' t ' I ' -Tf ' T t ' r ' i t t ' tf !r ! xl - t Alrxlrvt xi lnt Rifle Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Capt. and Bn. Com. (1); Board of Governors (1); Foot- ball (2, 1); Indoor Meet (2, 1); Baseball, Sum- mer Camp. EARLE EVERARD PARTRIDGE " Pat " Y ' liilfth C ' J " (l ' ' ssional ' District ASH BY iM issachiisetts ( )T Patridge — but Partridge. No, there is no hesitancy or affectation when he says Boston, Bar Harbor or Swampscott, and neither does he demand pie for his breakfast nor claim baked b: " ans as his favorite fruit. Having received numerous citations as the most eflficient K. P. in the whole A. E. F. (he was an engineer even before coming to West Point) and having attained for himself the presi- dency of his class at Norwich, the West Point of New England, he has been guided by this wealth of experience and has stood up nobly and unflinchingly against all onslaughts of the tacs, the P ' s, the femmes and all those incidentals of ka det life. Each year has seen his sleeves adorned with chevrons — rightly won and becoming to the indi- vidual. With that Apollo-like physique, those nymph-like movements and the shining crease in his hair he has been a constant cynosure to the eyes of admiring femmes. Rumor hath it that she is waiting. 4 E iM I L P A S O L L I, " Pat " Seventh Congressional ' Distru t PATERSON C eu- Jersey a N ordinary understandable English ir T Bl Pat is known as a " good man. " 1 H You could not find a better man though you searched the world over, and we say it unblushingly and with due regard for all keen files which may be in the United States Corps of Cadets. The one thing above all others which distin- guishes Pat is that he unconsciously combines honest generosity with capable trustworthiness and comes up smiling in the end. Now, whether that is an inherent quality of all golf champions is be ond our knowledge of the heroes of the present age. Perhaps we can get down to the root of Pat ' s character by saying he is not only the kind of man every mother aspires her son to be ; and the kind e er ' sensible father desires his daughter to marr ' ; and the kind they usually do ; but, in addition, he is the kind of man we men like to associate with, a real " man ' s man. " This is Pat Pasolli in the unbiased opinion of those who know him. Rifle Marksman (3); Pistol Sharpshooter (3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2) ; Regt. Supply Sgt. (1) ; Basketball (4) ; Golf (3, 2, 1) ; Capt. Golf (1) ; Monogram (3) ; Minor " A " (2, 1) ; Individual Golf Champion. Tiio l:undred tuenty-four S! ' t l ' ' t ' t tf t f ir I tr ■ tAt t ' l l ' l ' T ! l ' ' ' l ' «l y if r inP in ir l ytr fy r lr t tr tf if t if if J yif ll if ' ' i if U H ROBERT HOFFNER FATON ••Bob " T ' lierity-fiist Qotit rcssional ' District CLEVELAND Ohio ERE we have the original boy won- der. Bob Paton. Youthful in looks, perhaps, but " a man for a ' that. " Hivey as they make ' em, and popular with everyone, Bob ' s career at West Point has been a great success. For three years Bob failed to attract the favor- able notice of the T. D., but at last his light burst forth from imder its bushel, and when the list of sergeants was read off his name was among those present. The only walking privilege that Bob ever took advantage of was during his Plebe year, when for two months he graced the area every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Since then Bob and a slug have been perfect strangers. Bob hails from Cleveland and is proud of it. For all of his good looks he is a confirmed woman- hater and his heart is still intact and beats at its normal rate, although he thinks verv favorablv of the C. A. C. Rifle MarkMiian; Howitzer Hoard (1) ; Corp. (3) Sgt. (3, 1); Camp Illumination (1). Rifle Marksman; A.B. (4); Co. Supply Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1). 3ssm GEORGE DUNBAR PENCE ' •George " j Large WASHINGTON ' District Columbia OMING here under the severe hand- icap of having two members of the family graduate third and second, respectively, for a time George was swayed by conflicting emotions. But murder will out, and in every family there is the proverbial black sheep. The far-reaching " Sons of Rest " reached out and claimed him, and the Bolsheviks gathered him into their folds. In summer camp he gained his fame as a run- ner of woozers and for playing twelve holes of golf and two sets of tennis in full dress, fifty- f fty. There was a rumor set afoot by his enemies, if he had any, to the effect that he was studying. As a result great tumult was manifested in the fifth division. Due reconnaissance proved, how- ever, that it was not " Le Petit Journal " which he was perusing, but " La Vie Parisienne, " and order was accordingly restored. As the Russian Army at present is defunct, he goes to the Field. We wish him a series of field days. Tiuo hundred t ' u.-enty-five Rifle Marksman (3t ; Pistol MarlvMiiaii (3 1 ; Camp Illumination (1). se tt EMIL JOHN PETERSON " Pete " — " Pedro " inth Congressional T)istrict MANISTEE ■ ' Itch ' igan . OMING from the Wolverine State, with the inherited instincts of his Viking ancestry, he has more than justified Manistee ' s faith in him. Personally quiet and unassuming, he has refrained from embarrassing some of our less savant instructors by giving them the inside dope on the matter; as a result the only occurrence more regular than his 3.0 ' s is his daily letter. Officially efficient, with the quality of getting the most done with the least said, the congratu- lations he received upon being made our Lieu- tenant were as genuine as week-end leaves are desirable, for Pete ' s aversion to the Quill Pen has long made him famous. Vhether John cares to represent the Signal Corps at Yale or to loop the loop with his " jenny " you may be sure that it will be done with the most efficiency and the least publicity. It was for him that the expression was coined, " Some there are who hive the use of brains. " PENTON GEORGE EDWIN " Trooper " U. S. 4rmy SAVANNAH Georgia E. PENTON, junior marksman " G " Co. third class private rear rank, D ' affaire de lolly pop. An amiable son of Georgia, a lover of good peaches, but one who is very back- ward about picking them. Trooper George crossed the " big drink, " saw the awful war through, returning with a varied collection of souvenirs in the form of dry stories which his fellow inmates have catalogued. Ask for 69 (the Belgian girl). Do not laugh at 73 (it ' s pointless). Do laugh at 102. Next to our great white father, he ' s the hard- est rider and " bummest " shot in " G " Co. Vhen it comes to the gentler emotions, our " Jarge " is right there. He boasts of love affairs with Scotch lasses and French mademoiselles (modesty forbids his telling you who is the best looking man in " G " Co.). He ' s not so graceful on the dance floor but " he do love feed hops. " a Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Exchange Editor, Pointer Staff; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Board of Governors (1); Star (4). , .;. ,1. 1 . .7., V v v .y , Tivo hundred tiventy-six -if - r- jr f i t iJyt ' • f f ■.!■ !■ - l ' f rjj t ■ xl r ? ?■ lf ' ! ' 1« l - lf - ! ! i ! i ' W inb M j ItxlfiSr ' l xff ! it ' J vlt l v ' If ' j v! ' ' ! l ■. ti ' ! - lr»t tr ' -vV t ' v tf ' V ' tfxy ' r fr- ' »--j V VICTOR EMMANUEL PHASEY " Fuzzy " — " P-Heyzee " appointed from the Jlrmy BRONX ICTOR " came over witli the chosen few from the U. S. Army of the Rhine to don Army Gray with the class of 1924. From the very be- ginning he has displayed a studious and quiet nature, using his time to best advan- tage. While not a " snake, " many a plebe has benefited by his efficient and helpful instruction. Primarily, Emmanuel is a lover of nature, as manifested by hikes and his mania for expensive cameras and lots of snaps, including moonlight ones. Of course, no one ' s schooling is complete without vocal training and to this our " songster " burst forth on our Plebe Christmas Eve; and ever since he has been a member of the choir. From the frequent and prolonged trips to New York, there must be a certain one and only one for him. From this we judge that next Septem- ber Lieutenant V. E. Phasey, with slide rule, typewriter, boots and field glasses, will report to the Coast for duty. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3) t-: »«5ii«:n«k?Bde s«s s« c « Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; A.B. aa PAUL ALBERT PICKHARDT " Pick " T ' uenti ' -sccond Congressional Distriet NORTH PELHAM ! eiv York AUL, the Pride of Pelham, decided to confer upon us the fa or of his company in that eventful summer when all we members of the class of ' 24 crossed our Rubicon and swore away four ears of youth and happiness. Vithout disagreeable vices nor astounding vir- tues, his would seem to be a complacent and un- eventful life, were it not for a chronic craving for boodle, and frequent boxes from home for the gratification of this desire. An ingrown sense of humor effectively dispels the gloom at any and all times; but there have been occasions when this humor has done more harm than good — witness the time when the " Com " topped a drive with Pick as an interested bystander. Ever quiet and unassuming, yet always present in both spirit and body — except the Sunday when his so- cial duties seemed more important than the mili- tary — he has quietly cut for himself a place in the hearts of his classmates that could be filled by no one else. Two hundred t ' weniy-se ' ven y.Atf r t ' A VT t ' V ! tr irvt tr r ! ! t ?f t t - t l t t ' 4 lf l l l r t t t r i Rifle MarkMiian; Pistol MarkMiiaii; A.B. (3). ROBERT C. POL SG ROVE " Poly " — " Dodo " — " Legal Eagle " Senatorial FRANKFORT Kentucky HEN the maker of all good things fashioned Poly, sometimes known as Dodo, he put in an extra portion of sunshine. For, indeed, one would have to search long to find a more fitting exponent of that familiar refrain " Smile and the world smiles with you " than this cadet from old Kentucky. West Point has been full of experiences for Poly ; some day when you know him real well you might get him into talking. Confidentially, you might ask him about taking dancing lessons and going on the rifle range. Just a bit of news- paper notoriety. Then maybe a certain sentinel might recall the answer to his challenge, " Halt. Who ' s there? " " Poly and Emille. " Inciden- tally, Poly knows quite a bit about the Long Island trains. Only once in four years has Poly been mad, and the cause was just a horse. So what chance has a human being to raise his ire? Impossible! For Poly has an intense liking for his fellow-men. N RICARDO POBLETE " Joe " — ' ' Dick " ■A l p(tint( l From ' Philippine Islands NAIC, CAVITE Thilippine Islands APOLEON was born on an obscure little island and nothing much is heard of his early days. Such is true in the case of Joe Poblete. He first saw the light of day on the spot called Philippine Islands and the shade of the palm trees shadowed his youth. In the Academy, studies hav e never worried him a great deal. At one time he has been on the verge of being turned out, while at other times he has looked down upon the class from the dizzy heights of the upper section. His furlough is veiled with romantic mist. Sometimes in his talkative moments he reveals fascinating glimpses of it, but never enough to make the story complete. Aviation is his choice, being influenced, no doubt, by the pleasure he had at Mineola and the future he will have in the Philippine Army. At least, let us hope that his ambition will be attained. ffl SJ Rifle Marksman; Humlrecith Night (1); Swim- ming (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram in Swimming; In- door Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). Tiio liundred twenty-eight , ' - p.4i.. 4V jp.4 L Ji Ji ;V ' jvy b iy tr■ i i iri ' 4 tr • tr ' i ■ • f ' if•ir ' ■ ■ ' J tA. j . v fr|V v l t v J tlf ■ ' tAj ' vt ' ' tf ' J »-V - ' - ' »ir J [AMES EDWARDS POORE, JR. " Jim " — " Poore " c f i Large COLUMBIA South (7rt;o ;;ci IM came up from Carolina, bring- ing a friendly smile and a great desire for the acquisition of knowl- edge. A disposition too easy going to be dissy insured him anything but a bored plebedom, and since then his life has been one hop after another. CuUuni with- out Jim would be a dismal failure; but we need fear no such catastrophe, for " Pohe " is ever Hrst on the floor and last to sign in. Spurred on by his desire to see all sides of cadet existence Jim kept the grass off of the area for several seasons, for which experience he departed a better and a wiser man. Jim has endeared himself to us all by his never-failing good humor and a ready willingness to take part in all activities, irrespective of their nature. Our trip to Mitchel Field left him with soaring ambitions, and so we -wish for him in the Air Service the best of luck. m. 3 1- fc. 3fc . t.- 3». ' f gs«7. .-s .-4rr ,-.- ,-.- - 7- :7 RiHe Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.H. (2). k bl ai -ssi. ' - ' «-r - - ' -- ' ■ t?, ' ' i Pistol Kxpcrt; A.B. (2); Tennis (4, 3); Chess (4, 1) ; Chess Mgr. (1). RICHARD GIVENS PRATHER " Dick " — " Colonel " First Conffressional ' District HICKMAN Kentucky ao ICK is another one of the Kentucky Colonels whose chief diversion is drinking mint juleps and telling about the time the Vice-President visited Hickman. A governor ' s daufihter nearly roped him in during his -ear- ling year, but he was too wily or too fickle to be permanently captivated. The following Christmas leave the delegation which welcomed him back discovered he was wearing Cit clothes. As a result he earned the A. B. degree and made sure that he would not be one of the Corn ' s own. One of Dick ' s favorite expressions is " Tell them when the roll is called I ' ll be on the road. " Another thing for which he is famous is his Don Juan complex. He very nearly qualified for the petting squad and, if all were known, would be one of its leading characters. He is ordinarily calm and collected and is a hard man to make excited or embarrassed. Two hundred liventy-ntnr 1 y■ - lr ♦ - xjf ' ' t ' l ' t ' ♦ ' • t ' ' ' t if l ' tr ' l l ' tr RALPH PULSIFER " Ralph " — " Pulverizer " t Large LEAVENWORTH A K(i T times in this early existence of OLirs it becomes imperative that there be one among us wh o can be cheerful in defeat and gay in victory. Ralph is just such a man. What wouKi life be without Ralph ' s whoop of indifference or rumble of defiance? He never let the god of tenths cause him to lose sleep or allowed the tacs to worry him unduly. However, when P. Carter was taking our measure in the Christ- mas writs Ralph proved that a 3.0 was as easy to get as a 2.1. He was " D " Company ' s biggest asset in Intra- mural Athletics and instrumental in the winning of many of the cups that now repose in the company orderly room. Pulverizer ' s ideas concerning the femmes are a mystery, but we ' ve no doubt that some day our pride from the Kansas plains will be smitten, even as the best of men. Despite the fact that he is first in fun and mischief, we have no apprehensions as to his future in the Army. WALTON GRACY .PROCTER " Allan Dale " — " Goukenheimer " Third Qongressional District ADAIRVILLE Kentucky lON ' T jump, ladee-ee, I ' ll marrj ' you. " Thus in one spoken sentence did the Kentucky gentleman and horse racer transform himself in the eyes of " K " Co. into the world- famous detective, Allan Dale. To only a few of us ordinary mortals does such a distinction fall. Yet it rests very lightly upon this individual ' s head, for he goes about his duties in the same quiet manner as he did for- merly when he was only Cadet Procter. Allan is never quite so happy as when he is smoking one of his cheroots and relating to us for the ' nth time the great time in his old po- dimk, Adairville, when Colonel Watterson was elected mayor of that village. Notwithstanding the innumerable advantages that a Kentuckian enjoys the greatest, undoubt- edly, is that he will be a Kentucky colonel long before we are first lieutenants. Considering the sunny disposition of Allan, it is no wonder that a little girl eagerly looks for- ward to his graduation. ffl Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Wrestling ( + ) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. .,,-,j. , ' ..;v«v {m.f. " T- :o liunJreJ ' Inny 4v »V,VJ,V V V ., 1 r■ rSto( f Ar i ir t j i | V r t tr t ' ' t lf l xl t t t» t t t F JAMES EARL PURCELL " Buck " — " Parinu " — " Joe " First Congressional 1)istrict EV ANSVILLE Indiana llROM the day when, as a plebe, he casually strolled out of the front door of barracks into social promi- nence, the runt of " K " Co. has been continually pulling the unex- pected. Outwitting the Academic Board is one of his specialties and so adept did he become in this that in his second-class year he bade farewell to his host of friends in the absolutes and was royally welcomed into the ranks of the great unnamed. et, in spite of academic difSculties, Buck always found time to participate in all local activities, whether it was a reception for the plebes or a more formal affair at Cullum Hall. His natural ability to forget the names and ad- dresses of female admirers has led us to conclude that the diplomatic service, his chosen profession, is truly his best bet, especially since military life appeals not to this Hoosier. Whatever pursuit he may follow, his classmates wish him the best of luck and all success. «{ Ira I ltj , 3»,4iS, iifer i ! ,aii«S. ' 4 -ilfc, Ul i ASIJ 1 B H P H T k Ip l r f — M u f2 £: ' = l ll ' n: " • v-Hi-. ' -V - Rifle Marksman; Bugle Corps (4, 3) country (2). PiMol Sharpshooter; Bugle Corps (4, 3). aH»gtrs I FREDERICK CRUGER PYNE " Pin " — " Freddy " — " Oscar " 1 Large ELIZABETH J eiu Jersey ' M a man to be helped. " This is the war cry raised whenever Fred appears. During the wee sma ' hours of an August morn at Dix the cry was born. Now the whole state of Jersey couldn ' t bury it. Fred is the company ' s greatest slip-stick artist, most of his lost tenths in phil being due to hot- boxes on his slide rule. Kindness is another of his shining virtues. Often at riding he takes the hurdles alone and doesn ' t bother the poor horse with jumping. Cullum Hall seldom has a chance to be lone- some for him on Saturday nights. The girls just must have their treat. During the writs, how- ever, they must be content with other sheiks, for then he is busy helping some goat to escape the clutches of P. Echols. He is boning the Coast, so we are wondering if he really is taking it " without " or if someone is waiting to make it " Coast with. " Tko hundred thirty-one j. ' tT ' ' t tr l t l lr ' l ' l ' l ' l ! ' ! J ' f ' l l ' l i ' 3 ' j ' ' l ' xl ' l ' lj l ' ' l l i lr ' ir ! ! li iril t vV t ' xir l i lA " ' i ' vl ' ' j V t ' t! il vVvt " l " J t df trrif lr tr- Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3j ; S t. (2, I) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. m H OHN WESLEY RAMSEY " Jack " — " Gump " Third Cc " ' fssio!ml ' District LAFAYETTE Louisiana [IE came " a-trottin ' " from the land of cotton, from away down South. Then, of course, he is " happy go hicky, " sacrificing, agreeable and hu- morous, but conscious of the work before him. Outside friends call him " Jack, " but to us he will always be known as " Andv. " What matter the " Slug, " provided he can " dead beat " Chapel and enjoy a quiet sleep every Sunday morning for a month or two before the " T. D. " gets him? " Andy " is an adept pupil with the ja elin and possessed of general athletic ability above a erage. We, therefore, assure you that he will contribute to the bringing back of Navy ' s goat from the track meet next June. If not on the field ex- hibiting such ability, you will find him in barracks exploiting the " Laws of Chance. " Xo other branch of the service than that of the Air appeals to him, and we expect to see him soaring above us, unless " someone " can influence his choice. Our best wishes go with him. CARL WILLIAM RAGUSE " Rags " — " Spider " Thirty-sixth Qotigressional ' District AUBURN C ew York H, fair damsel, beware, keep thy pace, for fair Adonis had nothing on this individual. A natural shy- ness, coupled with cool indiffer- ence and a debonair manner, forms a barrier that no feminine charm can penetrate. He is the most frigid snake that ever qualified for hops on the Com ' s poop sheet. Cleo herself could not expect a second date with " Spider. " Twas once rumored that our adversary of Cupid once visited a Carolina belle for three consecutive e enings, but, alas and alack, bridge and tasty sandwiches proved to be responsible for his advances. However, we prophesy a successful Army career for Carl, for he possesses in the ;; ; degree that esprit so well portrayed in " The Isle of ALicaroon, " where to work was criminal. But no doubt his great love for the red comfy is due to the very precocity of his nature, for, in truth, he studies less and bones more fiction than any other, and still he hovers among the castle bearers. Rifle Sharpshooter; A.B. (2); Camp Illumination (1) ; Indoor Meet (2, 1) ; Track Stjuad (1) ; Base- ball, Summer Camp. Tivo hundred thirty-ti V lr ' d -»tfxt t t i lf !J l UrJf tf lf ' tf lT lWf EivSUdFH ADOLPH PAUL RASMUSSEN " Razz " First Co " J ' ' ' " J " ' l ' J hiriit KENOSHA Jt hconsin N " engineer " fioui the very day he strolled through the great gray arch-way, " Razz " lost no time in outshining his classmates, as his col- lar ornaments mutely testify. He soon adopted as his motto: " Work hard when you work, and play hard when you pla . " This he stuck to until he became famous as a worker, and as one of the best players that e er played the game of lacrosse. It was just after furlo that " Mussen " gained fame, and became one of the Silicon Twins. When one tries to shine his sword for the first time and then uses plaster of paris, instead of good old silicon, he is liable to be frequently reminded of it. " Razz " is one of those men who have never served a " con " or walked a " tour, " though he will admit that he has occasionally broken a regulation or two. And here, incidentally, we have inferred the true essence of his character — eflRciency. It is exemplified in everything that he undertakes. { » Rifle Marksman; Pistol Mark .nian; .A.B. (3) B.A. ; Indoor Meet; Lacrosse (3, 2, 1). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp.; Sgt. ; Capt.; Stars (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1). CLARENCE S. RAYMOND " Ray " Tliirly-niiith ( o«(7 TM o«rt ' District MEDINA ! etv York [E ' VE always heard that snakes hiber- nate in the winter time, but, boys, here ' s one that doesn ' t. For the cold winter winds can ' t keep Ray in or away from Cullum Hall, where you ' ll find him every Saturday night entertaining the " keenest femme " or out on the balcony stealing a forbidden pull at a skag. Ray just can ' t help it — those blue eyes and that curly hair, which he prizes so much and which are the envy of every member of the fair sex — well, you know ! If you ever stuck your head in his room during study hours you ' d surely see Ray with his feet perched on the table, devouring the latest fiction or boning the proverbial red comforter. But though indications are against it, the first section is no stranger to him. Ray is a lover of the speedy sports and has even been known to skip chapel to play hockey and to forego his afternoon nap to shine on the lacrosse field. aat®8= ' p ' ' ? - ' f- fif t ' Ji j ' - - ' f fi ' fi TiJi ' O hundred thirty-three y iri jrif iirir ' " ! l tf iI tl tr ' t t ' l ' st ' !f ' 3 l ' l lfA! l ' lntril ir t i tAtf ! if iry t yjryif tr iA lr f 1 Ti t vl ' J ' ' i ' !?ii I vI " ' VJ if ' r ir l • CT 7«cr«ci«Er«c ss ' i ?) c 4C=5 i:.H Rifle Expert (3); A.B. (1); B.A. ; Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Baseball, Summer Camp. r «Bfe WILLIAM JOSEPH REARDON " Bill " Second Congressional ' District SPRINGFIELD Massachusetts EN US had her altar of white mar- ble, Diana had her woodland shrine, but " The Femme in the Riding Breeches " has her tabernacle in the top of Bill Reardon ' s locker. For- tunately or unfortunately, the modern femme, as her more ancient sisters, finds herself but one among many, for our Rollo is irrevocably polythe- istic. Bill speaks Massachusetts, his native tongue, magnificently and has already attained a very handy smattering of English. And Luck! If he ' s gigged the gig is lost; if he drags blind, she ' s always keen ; if he draws for a deadbeat, he gets it ; and he seldom misses out on three creams every morning — moreover, not everyone can be wounded so wonderfully in an automobile, can they. Bill? He was born with a grin, has lived so far with a grin and in all probability will die with a grin — after that he may start worrying about how he ' s going to put his hat on, but we doubt it. CHARLES M. READING " Bucks " oArmy SALT LAKE CITY Utah as befits one from the hunting grounds of the Mormons, our " Chollie " has fenimes by the score. His locker shelf looks like an advertisement for the " Follies. " We know, however, that " the girl he left behind " when he went Overseas is still his O. A. O. — the rest don ' t count. Regardless of the above, Charlie is at his best in a stag gathering of any sort. He is the kind that offers you his last skag, and tells you that he has sworn of? smoking. Always ready with a helping hand, information or a bit of cheer. Buck is as popular as they come. A cleansleeve for three years but finally presented with chev- rons by the T. D., he is still an ardent devotee of the Red Comforter. He would rather sleep than eat, except for the fact that he does get so hungry three or four times a day. From all indications the Doughboys will get a gentleman, a scholar and a judge of — every- thing. s» T ' UiO hundred thirty-jour iSr ' trSl ' l tf fy tfxtf tf tf t ' V lf l ' • ' t ' l l l ! l tf lf tf t lf ! !f t r! ' ' ij -Jf vl» ' J ' ' ! ijf J vlf xt vt yf ' t If y .1 ' • if. r if tr j i f fsir ' ir- i A AUGUSTUS JEROME REGNIER " Gus " — " Duke " — " Jerry " Senatorial CRANSTON Rhode Island |L0NZ0, le Due de Regnler! Folks, you are gazing upon the only Cadet who has ever turned out the Vatican Guards. But that ' s nothing, after having traveled through France with a French major as aide. Once let him get started upon Paris and c defy you to stop him. Gus has many distinguishing marks — his head, his feet, his golf clubs, his temperament, and, lastly, his numerous love affairs. When it comes to love " Ah Jota " is quite au fait. But notwithstanding his many conquests no woman has ever been able to accuse " Le Due " of having a hard heart or a weak conscience. Not a month passes that Gus doesn ' t find the sweetest, purest and most demure woman that was ever created. He loves them all, but only one at a time, and then it ' s the real thing. Gus has never been accused of being an engi- neer. His talents lie in other fields. His cornet, violin and voice are ever ready for the amuse- ment of the Corps. { «B « S3ieC7saciesc%!«?s«S ' ;% C5 t: X Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; Football (4, 3). A.B. (1); Rifle Marksman; Catholic Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2); Corp. (3); Band; Orchestra; Hockey (4). w GERALD JAY REID " Jerry " — " Wally " Third Congressional District N ISLAND South Dakota HAT ho! The guard! What man- ner of man is this that advances so boldly and baldly upon us? Ah, ' tis none other than Jerry himself. Jerry ' s only fault is talking in his sleep. He is a dreamer of no mean dreams, and in his dreams he is on good terms with his gen- erals. He is known as Black Jack as well as Jerry, for at Camp Dix, in the middle of the night, he was heard to say, " Pershing, I am here. " Nevertheless, Jerry is as good a man as they make out where real men are made. We used to fear that Jerry was somewhat of a woman-hater, but he came back from furlough a changed man. We don ' t know who is re- sponsible for the change, but we can testify that she did a good, thorough job and, by so doing, has proven the old adage that " the bigger they are the harder they fall. " Tnjio hundred thirty-five t ' -v i ' ]- " ! t lr t» Wr l tr t tf lr4f l l ' f l t !f l i iJ ! lan; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3). m ROY DECK REYNOLDS ■•Red " Senatorial SAINT LOUIS Missouri LL right for the h ' ght. Sir! " That is how we first knew him. But we soon learned that " Our Deck, " the red hair which gleamed from the darkest corners of the chapel, and the source of that oKuninous and some- times melodious voice ( hich broke forth on the otherwise quiet Sabbaths) were one. But never did the red shine so brightly as on those evenings when its proud possessor shook and sang as gracefully as a buxom Hula girl in the Hundredth Night Show. One of the most blase plebes, Deck soon calmed down. Perhaps it was the fatal letter that said, " Though I ' m to be married soon, our love shall never die. " Deck was not born with wings, but he took one long flight far enough over the Atlantic to make him pale for the rest of the course. As the only runt on the water-polo squad, he came back to his room every night with half the water in the tank inside him ; but even that could not suppress the usual bedtime story, that lasted long after his wives were asleep. WILLIAM JOHN RENN, JR. ■■Bill " i Large NEW ALBANY Indiana N search of greater conquests and [pri to equalize the family affections, |J_| H which his brother ' s entrance into the Naval Academy disturbed, Bill left the " Hoo-sier " state and the society of New Albany to come to West Point. " Big " Bill was indeed a famous addition to the Corps, as he is a " ge-nooine " he vampire and, as his name implies, a " Bird " of the area and with the ladies as well. One thing may be said of him. That is, be- sides being a faithful and affectionate " wife, " he was loyal to the " bucks " throughout his career in the confines of West Point. Never an ardent or profound student. Bill, despite that handicap, " boned " just enough to get the Cav- alry. To this branch he is well adapted, as his peculiarly shaped legs will preclude any difficulty in adjusting himself astride a horse. Though ' tis rumored he wavered in his choice, after ex- periencing a touch of the Air Service, whatever service claims " Big " Bill gets a valuable acquisi- tion of whom they may well be proud. W Rifle Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Hun- dredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); A.B. ; Camp Illumina- tion (1); Water Polo (3); Indoor Meet (3). Two hundred thirty-six ' J V ■ ' r ' iy t yi tit ' ij ir ' - ' ir lf f }j-i J ' l Lf lf vV t lr ! ' t !y l t t irx! t« ty t v ♦ f •v ' i t ' H WILLIAM L. RICHARDSON ■Rich " Thirteenth Congressional ' District DIXON Illinois E comes from Illinois — the State of many good soldiers. " Rich " is the best man in the best company ' in the Corps ; very easy to look at and equally easy to get along ith. Quiet, serious and industrious, he will be a Gen- eral -hile many of the rest of us are still shin- ing our leaves and trimming our eagles. Despite the fact that Rich had been a corp for eight months before our " Jack " realized it, in time to keep him from walking the area. Rich was well enough rated to wear high ranking ser- geant ' s chevrons for his last two years. A " goat " in nothing, he could give P. Wirt a good " run for his monei, " in the whys and wherefores o electricity and chemistn ' . Academic work and " femmes " are both " meat " for Lloyd. Anyone who can get along with his " wives " as well as he can will have nothing to fear in this world. = m Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marl sman; A.B. (4); Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Star (2, 1); Track (4, 3, 2); Tennis (3, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Basketball, " B " Squad (4) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. 3L ' J X- Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1). aH JOHN HELD RIEPE " Rip " First Congressional ' District BURLINGTON Iowa aN " M Ko. " Iowa is famous for three things: corn, mud and — John Held, Jr. Always quiet and un- pretentious, little was heard of " Riep " until he was given honor- able mention in special orders for cutting boxing instruction. He soon became famous in Aca- demics, though, for he is so " hivey " that he makes a first section " specoid " feel ashamed. Although he is " M " Co. ' s engineer, it can ' t be said that he overworked himself to attain that distinction, as he has always gratified his taste for " foolish fiction " to the full. There is one thing that places Riep in a class by himself; he is not a snake. The femmes seem to hold no attraction whatever for him. It is rumored that during his yearling year he honored Cullum with his presence enough to qualify for two points on the " poop sheet. " Oilicial con- firmation, however, is lacking. It is probable that the Cavalry will be the branch to claim our lieutenant for he is boning the wearing of boots. TiiO hundred thirty-se-ven y. tr t ' -- !f VTlr ♦r t ir Wr V lr ? f xir ' l l f J; l ' - lf l l l; ' df !f ? Al lr ir lr j l tf ln 1 1( i fj ' j y Vvfr frx r- ' jritrij Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Beast Detail (1); Howitzer Co. Repr. ; Baseball, Summer Camp. •=b ® THOMAS DUVAL ROBERTS " Tom " t Large SAN ANTONIO Texas OM is the baby of the class, but that didn ' t disturb him in the least in his struggle for fame. After a short apprenticeship under that arch hell- raiser, Duster Jones, he served with ■ t distinction in all the operations of the Buzzards — from Di x to seances at Moe ' s, inclusive. He ' s pulled down enough chevrons to make several of the popular handbags seen hereabouts. But look at his initials and what else could one ex- pect? Due to the innumerable attractions of Spanish Versetuiso de Molina — (didya ever hear of him?) and his weekly Freeman, it is a mys- tery how he ranks the Engineers — but he ' s tak- ing the Doughboys to keep up family traditions. When he ' s not pottering around with his lit- erary associates of the Howitzer and Hundredth Night, Tom is invariably to be observed in Cul- lum, where, with such subtle bull throwers as Sam Strohecker, Jim Stowell, Luke and Archer, he ' s engaged in the pleasant pastime of making the femmes " feel popular. " HEY WARD B. ROBERTS " Hey " — " H. B. " i ff Large SAN ANTONIO Texas S chief exponent of tlie gentle art of mattress pounding and sheik extraor- dinary of the " K " Co. Buzzards, Hey has become quite a unique fig- ure among the members of the lost Providence in the form of an Olvm- Q battalion. pian indifference and a supreme scorn of all forms of file-boning snatched the sheik from the ranks of the Engineers to place him in that happy com- pany of the mentally blessed who, with a scant regard for tenths, jog along in the upper sec- tions with no real or apparent effort. But he has been known to resist the lure of the bimk in the presence of a good book, and despite his vociferations to the contraiy, he will abandon all creature comfort if there is a femme in the case. This latter statement he will rigor- ously protest, pointing out the ubiquitous white socks in which he takes such an evident pride ; but the nickname and the mailing list are the proof. Observe a true paradox — an indifferent Sheik. M Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Pistol Marksman (3) Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Nighi Author (1); Asst. Editor, Howitzer Board (1) Corp. (3); Co. Supply Sgt. (2); Lieut. (1) Pointer Committee (2). Tiio hundred thirty-eight K ■t, -t. i, i, lr-t,-t ' iH) ' l ' ir i ' ir -Si li i ii ' ir ' -ir J ' ' lj ' l y i ' i ' ' ' ' i ' ' ' ' ' lf l t vV J v vl V ' tr» l.f v t j vV lV ' ■.tf ' lA3)- jr ' V ! V V xl vJfV ' t ' tr v AJ EDWARD ALLEN ROBINS " Bob " — " Ted " — " Lawyer " Senatorial MERIDIAN Alississipfii OL can guess that Hob, hailing from the good olil Southhuui, is kindly, easy-going, soft of voice, never hur- ried and blessed with a sense of humor. As a Plebe Bob used to visit Abie and Hop occasionally. He remained un- convinced, however, and believes that real effi- ciency consists of doing little work that is un- necessary. Never caring a whit for stars or chevrons. Bob has gone through the Academy with very little waste of effort. There were close calls. In fact, he decided to take the mid-year Spick course one Christmas leave. When he goes after something Bob usually gets it, whether it be a victory in baseball or an argument. Due to this latter ability we think he would make a great lawyer. He doesn ' t care for military affairs and is looking forward to his return to good old cit. life and freedom, where you can tell your boss what you think of him if he gets high ranking. Kilie Marksman; Baseball, Summer Camp. aH)®7 m RAYMOND RODNEY ROBINS " Bundle " — " Rob " Sixth Congressional ' District LANSING ■ " Iiehii an ROM the Wolverine " Cow College " came " Bundle. " There he learned the first rudiments of equitation and methods of leaving a horse in orig- inal ways. Another noble acquisition of the glorious days at college which he brought along with him is his knowledge of, and his love for, popcorn. When a wagon-size boodle box makes its appearance all the company lines up for their share of popcorn and peanuts. After making an unthoughtful request at Mitchel Field, which resulted in some loops, spins and barrels, it took the company two weeks to make his hair lay flat again. Having thus had a taste of all branches of the Service, he adopted the Tanks, where he will be found giving his best with the cheerful grin that will receive loyalty from those who serve under him. His love for the mechanical will make him a valuable asset to that branch, where nothing but success can crown his efforts. Tv;o hundred thirty-nine ' jy .- - ' A ' tfU tf ■• f ' ' r f ir $ ' ir t. ' ' t !olr ! l l l if l xi lr ! V lr lr jr i A.B. (3). { B£ L LEONARD HENRY RODIECK " Roddy " Seventh Co " ffressional ' District PALESTINE ONG — lean — and fast. Gifted with a peculiar faculty of making and breaking engagements as fast as he can top the hurdles, which is not ex- actly a snail ' s pace. Popularly noted for the fact that his outgoing mail totals two letters per annum, much to the consternation and chagrin of all concerned. Equally noted for the number of times he has been turned out and the ease with which he frustrates the attacks and counter-attacks of that institution generally known as the Academic Department, but which we esoterically crown with a more appropriate cognomen. Famous for a nine months ' slug, which, to paraphrase a certain delectable mess-hall treat, " was totally inadequate. " Particularly prone to pound the now proverbial ear and rather inclined to the Thousand and One Nights, Snappy Stories, Wrigley ' s Chewing Gum, Horses, Pistols and the High Hurdles. He thinks he is going to be married, but we think differently. CLINTON F. ROBINSON " Rob. ' C- " Tivcljth Congressional District COLUMBUS Ohio JIOBBY is a member of that rare species — a hivy engineer. But don ' t get the idea that he ' s the typical intellectual type who keeps his light hidden luider a pile of books. A ittle dislike for hard work when necessary and a strong belief in the policy of self-detennination for smaller peoples is all that has kept him from wearing chevrons. And he is by no means defi- cient in a social way. He can dance as well as anybody, and upon occasion he can put out as entertaining and diverting a line as you ever heard. During his four years Robby has received let- ters from the same femme so regularly that it has been quite an event when he has missed out. And anyone who can keep the same girl hyp- notized for four years is certainly clever! As we understand it, wedding bells will soon be ringing " Taps " for Robby. " You ' re reminded that the ' 24 cup will be the biggest yet. " K " Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (1) Track (3, 2, 1). Tiuo hundred forty - ' vt Al ' J ' l vV ' l l l l ! At ' ' i ' t " HEN Rogers came down from the mountains of Tennessee to grace the Grey we became acquainted with that type of southern gentle- man who is encountered all too eldoni in these days of ours. Needless to say, it didn ' t take long for his straightfonvard man- ner and pleasing personality to gain our admira- tion and friendship. His carefree bearing and general indifference soon marked him as one whose sleeves would never be soiled with chev- rons. From the first we knew that his long legs and supple back were not meant to be wasted in the doughboys and, after having seen him per- form in the riding hall, we know that the only reason why " Slim " may not become a dashing young lieutenant of cavalry is that he may lack the necessary files. It is only fair to the femmes to warn them against falling for his rosy cheeks and slim waist, for he hasn ' t a serious thought in the direction of matrimonx ' . m Rifle Marksman; Pivtol MarkMiiaii; -X.B. (4); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Wrestling (3, 2, 1). F ou, gentle reader, will cast your e es at the picture here and note the blonde locks, you will perceive one of the reasons why " Dutch " is boning the Coast. The history of his life at our noble Academy has been one of continued conquest by the fair sex, from which battles, we must admit, he did not always return victorious. A product of the wilds of Kansas, Kelly Field, and the A. E. F " ., he came among us from an interesting background, and a highly developed sense of the military, all of which resulted in prompt recognition by the T. D. Despite his highly successful showing in this field, however, we consider his most brilliant triumph to be his successful struggle with the problem of getting into the Coast. Indeed, we do hereby offer to place all our money upon him as prospective victor in the Class Cup Sweepstakes. His classmates will remember him for his smiling good humor and his ready assistance in their several and varied problems. TzLo hundred foriy-onr .■t V tr to . V■! 1W « V t. I■ ' ) V ' ' 4 ' ' ■t ' t ' ' V ' ' trAr ! tr l tr if tA Pi- tol Sharpshooter; lluiulrcdth Ni«ht Staff |3) Indoor Meet ( 1 ). CHARLES HAROLD ROYCE ■Rolls " — " Hal " !.4t Large CARSON CITY Nci (ida I HAT is so rare as a day in June? " Catch " Rolls " Royce working and you will have found something in- finitely rarer. Not that he is lazy, HI let us not use that obnoxious term, but, as he expresses it, he is a stanch believer in the doctrine of the conservation of energy. In spite of this belief, he has bluffed the P ' s with indifferent success, for he has really understood and practiced efficiency — minimum effort with maximum result. Bvit as a snake — sweet lady! Harold has the style, and that " Je ne sais quoi " about him that the fair sex just adore. Consequently his yearling year was just one " drag " after another. He has declined, somewhat, since those days, but he is still an ardent " snake. " Although he ranks higher than the " dough- boys, " he will wear crossed rifles, and undoubt- edly in that branch he will soon gain the repu- tation he held in the Corps — that of a thorough gentleman. « DONALD DEAN RULE " Dee Dee " — " D. D. " Senatorial SPOKANE If ' ashiiigton ||0 Rule we award the degree of I.E., meaning " Indifferent Engi- neer. " By this, we mean he is an engineer by nature, but finds it too , much trouble to follow his natural bent. His favorite mode of procedure is to find out the assignment on the way to the writ-room and drift home half an hour early, with a cold 3.0 in his tenth box. To his tendency to solve problems that were never intended to be solved several of us owe quite a chunk of the gold bars that will adorn our shoulders in the near future. He was al- ways ready to help the chap who needed the tenths. Rule hasn ' t decided what his future is going to be, but his plans always include acquiring a considerable fortune. Inasmuch as he has chosen the Air Service, we think he ' ll stand a good chance to get the coin all right — if he takes out enough insurance. T ' lio hundred forly-lico GERHARDT GEORGE ROWE Scnatorinl MEXOMONIE pP m - jn. O ha e known Gerhardt Rowe is to have enjoyed a sterling friendship and a true companionship. His fellows felt his parting with a gen- uine and lasting sorrow that has not diminished with the passing days. Death claimed him while he was doing his duty, for his was an unfortunate accident which occurred when a metal fragment hit him during a demonstration of explosives. While Gerhardt Rowe was a cadet he was noted for his knack of seeing things through, after the manner of a leader of men. Always he was well into the u]iper half of his class and his record of deportment was one of excellence. One of his qualities was an ability to win over his opponents in friendly arguments and to leave them submerged in a flow of convincing oratory. But of the more personal characteristics of the man, his cheerfulness, his straightforward- ness and his sincerity will longest be remembered. He was as true as steel to his friends and ever faithful to the highest of ideals. The passing of Gerhardt Rowe was not without glory — his death, as his life, was given to duty. Pistol M.irksman (3); Rifle Marksman (3) Baseball (1); Indoor Meet (3, 2). 1901 Died July 9. 1923 Two liundii ' d forty-thret ' ■ . • • r t-i i yJ t it - ' iriif ' ' iir t ' ' $ lryi ' ii yir i ' - ' if}} tn vlr tr j v x! vt t I ' ••fnir iry!f iftir i fyifit yir iryl Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (2); Supply Sgt. (1); Asst. Mgr. Swimming (2). OREi WILCOX RYNEARSON " Pop " — -nad " U. S. .Inny CHICAGO Illinois EREWITH you will find proof that not ail antiques are confined to the must ' archives of the museums. " Home Ram, " the oldest Kaydet that the Academy has known since the Dark Ages, began his career by being in- veigled into the Coast Artillery Corps ' wa ' back in 1912. Between that time and his entrance into West Point, " Dad " served in more outfits than General MacArthur has medals. Due to his more mature years, the old man has found the four years rather strenuous, yet he has weathered the storm most successfully, and is headed straight for the Coast when he gets his sheepskin. During his Yearling year " Pop " wore Cor- poral ' s chevrons, but since then he has given up the stripes for the added prestige of being a First-Class Buck. Camp Dix afforded our old friend a chance to get out and mingle with the civilian population, a chance which he used to full advantage. Th- Coast Artillery will get a fine, efficient officer when " Pop " signs up, and we all will be glad to visit his home and meet the family. THOMAS C x R E Y RYAN " Tommy " Sixteenth Congressional ' District EL PASO Texas I HIS well-set-up son of Erin is quiet and unassuming. His bland good nature, his marvelous capacity for making everyone his friend, place him high in the regard of every one of us. Of his likes, desires and ambitions much could be said. The duties of Supply Sergeant and those of the Field Artillery are the bane of his existence. Otherwise he is quite contented. He maintains a high academic standing, apparently without effort, and is capable of almost any task. Nothing can raffle his serene calm. Imagine, if you can, a more peaceful sight than Tommy, with his pipe going full force, reading a new Cosmo or Red Book. As to femmes. Tommy is foredoomed. Though he has fallen only once, it was to bottomless depths. Knowing both, we are inclined to be- lieve each equally fortunate. His friends, and they are many, look earnestly forward to further association with him out in the Service. « I ' i tiil Sluirpsliooter ; Stunt Committee (2); . ' V.B. (1); B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumina- tion (1). Tivo hundred forly-foiii p ' -i ' t ' Ar ' ' i ix t ' ' tM ' ' tni ' lf- ' if ' i. ' l ' ii ' i ij ' ' t r f ■ t t ' y ' f l i,y f ff f t !r -V if i J lf l t ! rtf ' V ' .lfvy fr ! vV j - jf V V tnl x r- ' fr tr t E ARM AND JOSEPH SALMON " Fish " — " Sam " BROOKLYN r _nv York ' ER memorable to the Corps and especially to us of ' 24 will A ' mand Sa ' mond, Hig Fella!, be the lead- ing light of Sands Street and the pride of Belmar. He came in with the rest of us, luiknowingly, but believing de- voutly in the " Pampered Pets of the Nation. " Fish has done his best, which was certainly good enough, for he has made an enviable record, both as a polished gentleman and a capable athlete. He is equally at home on the ballroom floor and the lacrosse field, where he wields his All-Ameri- ican stick. This is ample proof that sections do not make the man. " ' Tis an ill wind that blows no one any luck. " Never was it more truly said than in this case, for the Corps ' loss is the Infantry ' s gain. A ' mand has ever been an ardent admirer of the Doughboy. Whatever he may do, we are all for him with the best of luck. m Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sgt. (1). Chapel Choir (4); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); Capt. (1); Monogram (3) ; Minor Sports " A " (2). 3ai WELLINGTON A. SAMOUCE " Sammie " — " Scabootch " — " Sam " Sixth Congressional District LYNCHBURG I ' irffiriia REPARE to die! " Thus cries the Russian as he attacks some terror- stricken occupant of a nearby room for the purpose of regaining his " borrowed " soap. Vhat he intends to do with the soap is very doubtful. " Scabootch " is an interesting character withal. Although born in Poltava, Russia, he lived in both France and Canada before finally choos- ing the land of the free as his country. His brother, who was here before him, must cer- tainly have bluffed the academic board into respecting the family name, for this band of robber barons caused Wellington Alexander no whit of worry. As a social lion, nothing can stop this boy. Even when a faltering femme finally says " no " he doesn ' t believe her. He has dragged from everywhere between Highland Falls and Russia, inclusive. In none of this is he serious, however, being an ardent advocate of ye olde doctrine, " Have a good time, and take lots of pictures. " He is honing the field. Tziio hundred forty-five .■ ■lr -»o ■-l t, t !, S A .xV l ' t ' l ' t ' ' l■ ' j;j ' v ' ' ' t ' ■ ' t r tr t t.■t Rifle Sharpshooter; Pi tol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2) ; A.B. (1) ; B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1) ; Board of Governors (1) ; Hop Mgr. (3, 2) ; Basketball (4); Wrestling (2, 1); Monogram in Wrestling; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (4, 3) ; Monogram (2) ; Fence ' ault Record (2) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. HERBERT T. SCHAEFER " Lightnin ' Bug " U. S. .Irmy STORM LAKE loica C)W Herbert, " Teddy " Schaefer, Has a mind quite free from care; He also has a slug stripe. And a nifty Croix de Guerre, Besides, ere days at West Point — • Two wings won in the air. His pranks — just awe inspiring — Oft get him in a fix. He kissed a taxi driver, One summer morn at Dix, And busted up an aeroplane, By yanking at the sticks. A snake — he ' s not yet captured ; (Pity the girl who tries) No crawloid — just a keen file, As no one e ' er denies; And friends he has by hundreds, Who ' ll love him till he dies. N P E T E R S A T H E R 1 " Eskimo " Jppointed From 4laska NOME 4laskn ERE is exhibited a versatile specimen — none other than the Elusive Es- kimo. At the tender age of twelve he had a narrow escape from tum- bling into matrimonial oblivion with a princess of a neighboring tribe ; ever since he has been dodging similar, though less aristocratic, fates. That ' s what beauty will do for men cor- rectly endowed ; it ' s what a diet of blubber and tallow has done for our hero. With such ex- periences to guide him we ' ll consider it all his fault if he ' s cornered " for better or worse " by anyone who writes him twice a year from an unwalled Chinese city. We could describe him, with truth, as some- what of an athlete and the holder of the present fence vault record, but we ' d rather expose him for his shameless sleepwalking and his tendency toward frightening N. C. O. ' s into sprinters and housemaids into resigning. However, we trust that he will reform and will always find breakfast ready and the dog- teams hitched. M Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night (3); Honor Committee (3); A.B. (2); B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); A.M.; Sunday School Teacher (1); Camp Illumination (1); Football (4, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3); Asst. Mgr. Soccer (2); Asst. Mgr. Basketball (4) ; Gym Squad (4). ;,, ,j j.v}., -,v,j.- . f ., v v.«v . 4,,,k., J J Ji- Jk.lfVJ V4. ifVi V V ; 1 J,h V J . V J Two hundred forty-six V ■i,-i ir-if ' ir ' iy f ri. ' tr t At ., ,, ,,t,,t,, , l, l !. t, ., i, , t x »V V■l - . t. t W, t. t l t »l ' r, . . V fr. v ■ t xt » WILLIAM H. SCHAEFER " Bill " — " Fat " — " Hadgi " U. S. 4rmy MT. C ARM EL Illinois HO has a skag? Now, who is re- sponsible for this answer? Think. Whom do you go to see when you are out of skags and the boodle books are not due until Friday? None other than Bill Schaefer. One, two, cut! " No, Mr. Schaefer, not your right foot, " cried the exasperated Mr. Visa ' . Yes, Bill featured on the elephant squad. He doesn ' t like to hop, but he blushingly admits that he likes the new way of holding. Bill is from the Army. From the way he works Phil prob- lems you would think he had been an Engineer rather than a Pill-roller. Once he has convinced himself that the textbook is right, his main occu- pation is to keep his wives from being found. He certainly helps to keep the " D " Co. goats from the clutches of the " P ' s. " For such as this — his good nature and his big heart — Bill will always find a warm spot in our hearts. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter: Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2) ; Honor Committee (1) ; Sgt. (1) ; Executive Committee (1) ; Camp Illumination (1). Rifle Marksman; Football (4). GRAYSON SCHMIDT " Schmitty " Senato?ial TONOPAH S H VERY time ' ou turn a page in B T-. B this book you glance at the face — B[ _jLj_ J and the name — and wonder what H Hj this individual did to make himself HJ famous at West Point. Thus you come to Schmitty and perhaps read these too few lines. For our Grayson has many claims on worthiness — and the greatest is his cheerful- ness. He brings a smile and a cheer to everyone with whom he comes in contact; he just radiates cheerfulness and has done more to buck up the spirits of " F " Co. than any of us. And Schmitty has many other worthy claims to recognition — for three years he has sung sweetly on the Choir, vintil recently when, as he says, " The frog in my throat refused to chirp. " When " F " Co. decided to elect a member to the " V. C. " — de- fender of the Corps Honor — they chose Grayson, for in three years of close association they had come to know him well. I might mention the femmes, too — but that ' s another story. UE i - ' - ' J . H . fTjTTf: J . Jv j j . ' 4 " JJ. J - ' O- - ' t ' t f V ' « ■ ' t V ' ♦ ' If - ' -■ v ? ' ' 4 V ' ' " t■ ' 4 ' - A- y ' v t - -t - Tii;o hundred forty-sfVfn 1 ' •if. r t t ' ' tj ' t tr ' tfr lf tAll ' ' tf tr l l t l t t t ' t; tf j t l SSte - . ' fe - w ' s g Rifle Marksman (3); A.H. (2). S JEAN o D . SCOTT " Scotty " — " Tub " First Congressional ' District DOUGLAS Arizona HUR friend Scotty, from the hot and sandy plains of Arizona, decided one bright and sunny morning that he would like to come East to com- plete his education and see more of the world than Arizona. As Sandy ranked A No. 1 at his tin school, it was very easy for him to get his Honor School appointment. After having attended to all of the details, the morn- ing of June 1, 1920, found our westerner drill- ing on the hot and not sandy plains of West Point. From that day to this Scotty has been a true West Pointer, shines his shoes, slicks his hair down with vaseline, manicures his nails with a cutex set and does all of the various things that make a Cadet famous, including snaking. We must not overlook our westerner ' s ath- letic abilities. He made the baseball squad his plebe year and was assistant manager during his yearling year, and when it conies to polo you just ought to see that man astride a horse. EARL LYNWOOD SCOTT " Lynheimer " — " Veil " — " Scotty " Senatorial HATTIESBURG ■SMississippi llSSISSIPPI gave the academy this illustrious son of rest, the original living exponent of the law of inertia. Deadwood first became famous by his New Year ' s celebration during our Plebe year. This earned for him the nick- name " Recruit, " which he had great difficulty in living douri. While a record of his activities in the Corps would take too much space to cover, a list of his nicknames will call to mind the many famous events in which he participated ; " Dead- wood, " " Lynheimer " and " Yell " are a few of these. During winter no drill is completed without a snow drag in which Scott is the central figure. He takes to snow as Penton does to story-telling. A heavy snow never fails to bring from him this exclamation: " Oh, Gawd!! I am going tO ' the hospital today! " In spite of all his defects, about which we remain silent, Lynwood is an example of patience and good nature, a good fellow, a stanch pal and a friend worth having. JBI Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Camp Illumi- nation (1) ; Furlough Hop Committee; Asst. Mgr. Baseball (3) ; Polo (1). -%: r - 7?im Tivo hundred forty-einlil S! ■■ •jrStr t ' dT■ i ' i ' ir ' i W ' i l l l t ? S E L W A Y ROBERT R. " Bob " Senntorinl SHERIDAN ir you lint K R came to us from tliat well-known " tin school " with the winter home in Florida, where he held high rank and was the social lion. He was rather annoyed by the fact that the band did not turn out to meet him upon arrival ; but being a chap who can adapt himself to any situation he forgave " the powers that be " for their oversight and settled down to " plebe " life, showing them that he was " one of the boys. " Hailing from the wild and woolly AVest, he soon became " famous " as a B. J. specimen upon giving a practical demonstration of his " P. C. S. " by punching the " small cow. " Although built like a canary. Bob has none of its earmarks, for in spite of his persistent efforts he cannot carry a tune in a bucket. He knows his Regs, is one of the best-drilled men in the Corps, and is not easily flustered. It will be assuring to know that Bob is covering on in a scrap. You can depend on him to see you through. - pffi Rifle Marksman (3); Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2); Hundredth Night (4, 3); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Supply Sgt. (1); Hop Mgr. (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination (1) ; Bugle Corps (4, 3) ; Color Line Concerts (1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1): " A " (3, 2, 1); Basketball (4); Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1). Rifle SharpshuDtcr ; Hundredth Night (1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1). SB g H WILLIAM T. SEXTON " Bill " — " Ed " Senatorial LEAVENWORTH ELLO, Ed. " Here we have one of the " Price boys " and a charter member of the " I " company string quartette. Nothing from a ukulele and a bass viol holds any terror for Bill ; whether in chapel or holding down the floor in a Broadway cabaret, you will always find his joviality an inspiration. Bill has a permanent berth on the track squad, too, taking part in the dashes and holding the academy record in the broad jump. He neither fears nor favors the academic de- partment, and the ratio of his study hours to those of recitation approaches zero as a limit. The T. D., however, has always treated him with due respect. Being adept at " tripping the light fantastic " and guarding the balcony, he has been a hop manager for three years. " Yes, sir, and you can drop around any time and get a good, home-cooked meal. " You can see what his intentions are and we are with him to the end. Tixo hundred forty-nine • .•4 • •ir ■i ' i ' ' r ' irtr t f !f ' i V f•lf ( ' Sf ' i yi ' ir ' ir • if•ir ir ' i ir ' i Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3); B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). PETER SHUN A W. " Pete " Thirtecnih Congressional Tiisirict WESTVILLE Indiatia FTTER living, eating or traveling with Peter one finds that he has expressions and mannerisms charac- teristically his own. Further asso- ciation reveals the antiquated fact that he is very much " in love with love " and a true believer in the divine unity of " One fellow, one girl. " " Pete " is in nowise a confirmed hopoid. However, because of his undeniable and unprece- dented ways with the women he needs must attend the social functions to appease the con- stant clamoring of the fairer sex. Athletically, his abilities have never been for- mally recognized. He always manages, how- ever, to do his stuff at our alphabetical cadet store bargain sales and to worm his way through all opposition, whether it be of an athletic, liter- ary or purely academic nature. Besides talcing supernumerary academic work as examinations he has taken many extra cur- riculum subjects, as A-books, photography, red comforter, letter writing and star gazing. T JOSEPH PETER SHUMATE " Pete " — " Rabbit " Fourth Co ' iffressional District FARMVILLE lirffinia I HE " Engineer " of 1924. But for Pete, one or two of his wives might have been dropped by the wayside in math subjects. After the first hard grind of Plebe year, Pete broke out with " corp " stripes on his sleeve, only to lose them, on the hike back from Dix, when he ran an absence on taps, in order to escort a young lady to her domicile. But Pete is from Virginia, and he said that he would not allow any femme to go home alone. He has never been known to commit himself on any of his drags, he always gets around it by saying, " We-1-1 not so good or not so b — ad. " There is one thing Pete ' s wives will always remember, and that is his snoring; to be hit with a laundry bag or a shoe means nothing to him, he merely rolls over and snores some more. We wish him the best of luck in his chosen branch, the Coast. ffl! Ttvo hundred fifty i, ir r ,yt, -f, ,-i ' -!, f ii ' l ' ' !j ' ii ' i !i ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' i ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' " - ' ■, , i, ,l,J, l t,yt, hy ' ' ' r ' ' ' ' -i ' J ' ' trxti ' -V ' ii ' lr ilk::MJl! ' ' ' ' ' i ' ' ' ' ' - - ' ' ' ' ' - ' ' ' f ' CLELAND CHARLES SIBLEY " Sib " — " Cle " First Congressional ' District KEENE Nnc Ilaiiipshiri ' ES, from old New England! And it ' s strange, but he never heard of Bar Harbor. Of course, he knows Bah Hahbah very well, however. Early in his career as a kaydet the T. D. recognized Sib ' s ability as a leader, and ever since then the gold of tin- Corn ' s aristocracy has graced his F. U. coat. What ' s he famous for? Well, the plebes look upon him as the terror of the Second Hatt, but on the track is where he does his stuff. A good hundred-yard man and even better at the two- twenty, his twinkling toes have made him a " regular " of the Corps Track Squad. Sib is boning the Coast, so there ' s a woman in it .some place. If not the Coast, then the Doughboys. But, in either place, his command- ing personality ( to which, as we have mentioned before, the T. D. paid tribute) will rule effi- ciently and smoothly. A good ka det, he ' ll be a good officer. Here ' s wishing the best of luck to Sib. Rifle Sha p hoote ; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Indoor Meet (3, 1); Numerals (3) ; Traclc (3, 2, 1). N LESLIE EARL SIMON " Si " Sixth C ' ' J " ' ' - ' ' " ' ' 1 T istrict NASHVILLE Tennessee OW down home in Tennessee — and this is official, too " always one jump ahead of the rest and with the last and best word, this is Si. From his native hills to the Hud- son Highlands is a decided drop, in both environ- ment and temperature, and perhaps accounts for the poetic lamentations and numerous " I " Co. ' s associated with him. As an inventor Si is univer- sally recognized (in " F " Co.). His automatic H. I. card and array of smoker ' s comforts, all fashioned from the lowly Fatima, are the pride of the company. Truly, West Point training is marvelously productive. The Mitchel Field trip seems to have con- verted Les to the Air Service. Our " doughboy " hikes have certainly convinced him that one good bmnp is more desirable than countless foot .sores. A short life, but a merry one. May his Jenny Tiuo hundred fifty-one ; slr ' »r j t i ♦r j rtf ' t tr J ' Jf lr l tf J vV f l tJ lr ! ' l lf ' V i t RiHe Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Ring Committee (2) ; Honor Committee (2, 1) ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Executive Committee (2, 1); Beast Detail. ={ « B WILLIAM ERNEST SLATER " Babe " — " Bill " — " Fat " tAt Large PARKERSBURG J I est irginia I ILL was wafted to West Point by those gentle breezes which blow over the West Virginia Hills some time back in those dark ages with the rest of us. Wafted, but not at all like an imaginary wraith of nothingness, for that was before he became a disciple of Bernarr Mac- fadden. But, do you know, in spite of his never-failing support of a certain radical writer, and his in- defatigable interest in the cause of the down- trodden denizens of the underworld, he is one of the few men who can think as well as talk. No cause is too small if it ' s right and no job is too big for him if it ' s worth while. Slater ' s personality is one that will carry him through places where most of us would fail. His good humor and his inexhaustible supply of energy make him one of those men who make the world go ' round. He ' ll be a success wherever he goes. LESLIE ALFRED SKINNER " Roscoe " — " Jack " ■jJt Large SAN FRANCISCO California M LSLIE, better known in his inner circles as Roscoe, came into our midst inspired by a long and inno- cent life in the Army, Philippines and Harvard. His early training in the Arnn soon asserted itself when at recog- nition Fatty donned chevrons, faithfully main- tained since due to the good graces of the T. D. or perhaps to the unexcelled shine on his shoes. Roscoe might have been listed among the keen files had he not been led astray by one of the fair seducers. But his weakness for red hair got the best of him and his spare time is completely taken up in managing a ponderous and difficult correspondence. Now, Roscoe has covered his innocence with much worldly knowledge and we can prophesy great things for his future in the Air Service and matrimony. In spite of his one weakness Roscoe possesses all those upstanding characteristics which go to stamp one as a man. He will ever add to his list of true friends wherever he goes. W Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4); Pointer Committee; Howitzer Board (3, 2); Business Manager, Howitzer (1); Stunt Commit- tee (1); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination Committee; Christmas Poster Committee; Class Secretary (1). fi-zf. j j ' f.j f.j j jf TiLO hundred fifty-tiio -tf ■tb lrSlr j tr )y tf t ' ' lr t t l ' tf tAt ' it l l ' l lf t tf ' AfU t At; ' tf • rl tjr rj JT tf ■ ! j Ir l i ■ ' If • f 3r r lir ittji- ' if if ir ti yjr ir ir ib ' -tr -i j I o DOUGLAS BYRON SMITH " Smitty " — " D. B. " Sei ' ciiteenth Congressional ' District SAN SABA Texas N July I, 1920, thfiT reported at the Militarv ' Academy one plebe so thin and pale that it seemed as though he had mistaken our rock- bound home for a convalescent ' s home ; but wait ! It is now August 28, 1922, and there appears on the scene one Texan, bronzed by exposure and straight as a ramrod. What a difference! V ' erily this sturdy son of the Lone Star State is no longer the mere shadow which came to us after a winter of sickness in the Army of Occu- pation. A newspaper man b) ' training, he naturally slings a mean line and under the coaching of Billy Cavenaugh he has learned to wield a mean pair of fists. However, his imfailing good nature, combined with his ability as a Bser, make him a very pleasant companion and in his chosen branch, the cavalry, of course, he will make many friends and go far up the ladder of success. gp Pistol Marksman: Suiulai ' Sclionl Tcaclicr (2); Football (4. 3, 2, 1); Baseliall (4, 3); Boxing (3) ; Baseball, Siimmcr Camp. Pistol Marksman; . M. (3); S ' t. (1); Boxing Squad (3, 2, 1) ; Monogram in Boxing; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 1). GEORGE JAMES SMITH r-v lo ' ' Snnitty " cnly-secniid C ' ne rcssional ' District BROOKLYN r eic York NE time King of Coney Island, but now a first-class buck making rapid strides towards being a Second Lieu- tenant. George came to the Point to play football and play he has for four years. He hasn ' t stopped at football, either, as he has also played baseball. At present he craves to get into the Air Ser - ice and thus be finished with hikes and camp life, with its mosquitoes, etc. After he gets into the Air Service he should be able to fly day and night because he stored up enough sleep as a cadet to last him for the next ten years. George is also one of the many who are in love. His return from Yearling Christmas leave found him much changed. It has grown stead- il worse, but after two and a half years ' con- sideration he is still undecided whether or not a Second Lieutenant ' s pay can support more than one person. Time will tell. Tiio liundred fijty-tltree Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. om A LUTHER STEVENS SMITH " Luke " Seventh Congressional ' District TROY CX orth Crt o ; ' )fl S I was saying — (No, thank oii; I never take cream with my tea ; cows aren ' t allowed in the trenches — got out of the habit, y ' see. ) Will it ever be thus? Stranger things have happened, y ' know. Luke " S. " To be sure you understand, take a day off some time and look up this little letter " S " in the book of life. " Snake. " Ah, there ' s the rub. Why could there not be a greater space allotted to the portrayal of this most noble individual? One could rave about him forever. With Luke ' s entry into the Military Academy began a new era. No longer were outdoor sports all that one aspired to. Lender the able leadership of Don Juan a successful four years have passed. Where the eternal feminine is con- cerned, Luke is always in evidence. When ques- tions and advice concerning the unfair sex is de- sired, he is the one authority to whom all love- lorn kaydets turn. His every encounter on the battlefield or in the parlor will be a success. Long live Luke. D JOHN CLAIR SMITH " Doc " — " J. C. " — " Smithie " Senatorial BILLINGS ■ ' lontana AR back in the dismal and dim past some discerning old sage discovered that still waters run deep and smooth, with the devil at the bot- tom. " Doc " is a living example of the truth of this old bird ' s observations. In- deed, had it not been for his famous " Too late, Sir, " the subject of this little discourse would have gone entirely unnoticed during his plebe year. AVith the advent of Jime and recognition. Doc blossomed forth as did the violet on its mossy bank. In those balmy days many were the hours that he would spend with a Spanish dictionary at his elbow, concocting sweet things for some young lady ' s benefit. His uncanny ability to dominate the most unruly steed is well known to every one, and gives proof of the fact that his former days in the great open spaces were not in vain. In spite of certain gastronomical disturbances which arose while in the air at Mineola, he is not yet deterred from his choice of service with wing- overs and tailspins. May he fly high and fast! ffl Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); 1st SKt. (1); Hop Mgr. (3, 2); Senior Hop Mrt. (1); Sunday School Teacher (2, 1); C amp Illumination (1); ' restling (4); Asst. Mgr. Wrestling (3, 2); Mgr. Wrestling (1); String Monogram (1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). T io hundred fifty-four ' ■ •i •ir ' ir •Ar i if b ' yt ' •irif ir f• tryi yi 3J l: ' f V vV yfr vt xtf vV t ' -.t. . j ' tr fr 1 ■ xMARK EDWARD SMITH, JR. " Ted " — " Smithy " T ' enth Congressional ' District CHARLESTOWN ■llassthhusctts T is Thanksgiving morn, 1922. From Room 1412 issues the con- ventional " r-r-r-r " which tells us that Smith is home. " Oh, Ted, how about a walk? " " Nothing doing, absolutely, " — as he lifts his head from the depths of two red comforters, one O. D. blanket, and a pillow. " I broke me leg two years ago today — I threw my shoulder out last year Thanksgiving, and I ' m due to break my neck today. Nothing doing absolutely. " From mounted orderly of yearling darkness he ascended to the ill-curcr for those who had lost their way from Adolph ' s, achieving a success which puts Mrs. Pinkham ' s best efforts to shame. And as one of the twelve apostles of First Class year, well — he was just one-twelfth of the rea- son why the upper classmen didn ' t walk guard in summer camp. He came to us from three years in the in- fantry, he boned infantry the four years he was with us, and he leaves us for the cavalry. RiHe Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. SAMUEL WAYNE " Sam " Senatorial KALISPELL ■SMontana SMITHERS Rifle Sharpshooter; Huiulredth N ' i«ht (4, 3, 2, II ; Corp. (3); Camp IlhiminatioTi (1); Cadet Or- chestra (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Cadet Band (4. 3) ; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Basketball (4); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). H H I LD and woolly " — a typical West- ■-iTjH erner from God ' s country, with a B_ B heart as big and open as the rolling HHI|HH plains of Montana. A good fellow li IS ™ !) a,jj a tj-ye friend with a jolly per- S(inalit which more than counteracts any handi- caps which might be attributed to the " Bimbo. " Somewhat of a snake Samuel is. He never misses a hop and continues to convalesce from the ravages wrought by Little Dan. In fact, he hasn ' t fully recovered yet from the terrible tiunble during the glorious days at Dix. " Jazz- bo " would be an appropriate name for our sub- ject, for, besides being Visey ' s pride, " jazzing " the trombone is second nature to him. Although an ardent " boner " of fiction and the red comforter he gained the marked distinction of being in the first section in Chemistry. Other- wise he was satisfied to struggle along with the to a successful end. Two hundred fifty-fi ' ve fi ' Ar t ' ' J tr Wf t AV ' tf «! l lMV T tf ' t V tr lf ' l ' t t ir tM! V if Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Capt. (1); Board of Governors (1); Class Pres. (1); Beast Detail; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); ' A " (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Basketball (4, 3, 2) ; " A " in Basketball; Base- ball (4, 3, 2, 1); Capt. (1); " A " (4, 3, 2, 1). o RANDALL SOLLENBERGER •■Sally " — " Skipper " Scntitoriiil BALTIMORE iMnrylan l F. hundred per cent pliysicalh ' — look at him now, folks! You may never again .see his like! No man can compute the nimibcr of gallons of ater he has imbibed before each meal, in order to get that way. Strung out, end to end, they would reach to the Pacific at least. For exercise Solly recommends riding a hack down Broadway, good for male or female, although expensi e for the party of the first part. Another of the " daily dozen " is jumping off a horse in full career, which impro -es the figure by smoothing out irregularities such as noses. Valking holds an important place on the " Pro- fessor ' s " schedule, too! Solly is training to be the best Infantry officer in the world, bar none, and if walking north and south has anything to do Aith it, he is well on the way ! Randall has basked in the limelight ever since the first plebe guard tour when the O. C. asked, " Do you know your orders, verbatim? " Vith dignity, our trusty guard answered, " Sir, my name is not ' erbatim. " GEORGE WINFERED SMYTHE " Dutch " — ' ' Psmith " Second C ' ' i ' S ' ' ioiial ' District NORRISTOWN ' Pennsylvania 0N an e ' entful day for the Army Creorge left the pretzel district of Pe nnsylvania for the Plain of West Point. A year or two at Muhlen- burg prepared him for his arduous athletic career here, and from the very beginning Dutch won places on all our " Big Teams. " Football, baseball and basketball provided out- lets for his ability and, in the course of four 5 ' ears, his name is a watchword wherever the youth of America passes the pigskin. His work on the ba.seball team earned him the captaincy and his team will provide the final athletic thrills of four years at West Point. Whether Dutch enters the Army or civilian life, his great athletic triumphs will prove step- ping stones to even greater successes in the game of life. The day will come when George will be mentioned, not as quarterback of the All- American football team, but as a man who has battled his way through thick and thin to the topmost pinnacle of success. WS J ' Rifli (4, Sharpshooter; A.B. (2, 1); Track (3); Gym )); Cross-country (2). Tzvo hundred fifty-six ■J 8 ? V t ■ tr» V t t.■ t ■ t ■} »! v! ' -i l l ' tj ' b ' ? ' ' t ' ' t vt- trx), xt.vt Ti s MERROW EGERTON SORLEY " Merrow " — " Egerton " — " Sorley " ilt Large WASHINGTON District of Cohiinhia OME men achieve fame over night. Menow did by doing the unusual, the unexpected. Furlo palled for him, he was overwhelmed by an irresistible impulse to experience the sensation of being on the outside looking at the inside, but those on the inside threatened to make him " sur le champ " one of the insiders looking out before the appointed hour on August 28. Merrow was routed and Hed in haste and trepidation. Merrow ' s one great weakness lies in his " affaires d ' amour. " A pair of " come hither " eyes get him without a struggle. His fascinating con versation and hearty laughter stamp him as a social lion without equal ; and he has strewn his path with social triumphs. His ability to help a goat has made him in- dispensable. Characterized by patience and a genuine desire to help, his efforts ha e been as appreciated as they have been helplnl. RiHe Marksman; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Star (4). aai g JOHN HARRY STADLER, JR. " Harry " Fifteenth Congressional District BRACKETTVILLE Texas ARRY came to us from the plains of Southern Texas, a quiet, thinking, ambitious, purely American young man. He leaves us with those same admirable traits of character, supple- mented with a better understanding of the real strength of his inherent qualities. He knows when to smile and when to be seri- ous, except upon the receipt of a letter from Dallas, Texas, then someone else controls his emotions. Possessed of a brilliant and active mind he has nevertheless chosen to plight his destiny with the " hivey " goats and spend his study time helping others or reading current fiction. He performs well in all athletics. His modesty has no doubt been the cause of his absence from varsity squads. A true friend ; a good pal. Here ' s to you, Harrj Hjg 3 Tivo hundred fifty-seven ,■ d■ - l ' tf ' j t ' t ' V t ' t Ir ' l tr l x! l lJ lf !» Camp Illumination (1); Swimming Squad (1). { » W ALBERT K. STEBBINS, JR. " Keg " H.S. MILWAUKEE Wisconsin HO ' S the hardest man on the Beast Detail, Mr. Dumb Squirrel ? " Quick as a flash comes the answer, " ]VIr. Stebbins, sir. " " M " Co. knows her " Keg " differently though, as a happy- go-lucky, easy-going individual, who made his debut in the pride of the Corps wearing a no- demerit medal, won during the war for service in the Marines. During plebe year Keg didn ' t live up to his medal, and consequently spent yearling year in ranks. With age came wisdom, and he deserted the elite to wear chevrons the last two years. Studies were but a passing incident to him, so he coasted through the whole four years. From his shape, especially his frail under- standing, one would never think him an athlete, but Keg is a fencer par excellence. He wields a wicked foil, and as captain of the Army team is out to win the intercollegiates. The Coast is due to find a real man and a corking good soldier in " Keg " Stebbins. DAVID SLOANE STANLEY " Dave " — " S-type " c f Large ST. LOUIS ■J Iissouri |LL hail to the bettingest man in the Corps. This stanch supporter of the St. Louis Browns would back them or any other of his fa orites, be they pugs, race horses or heroes of ancient history, with his last ruble, if need be. Our David is not exactly one of the venomous varieties of snakes, although on occasion, gener- ally not exceeding six times a year, he bares his fangs and glides off toward the bright lights of Cullum Hall. Nearly everyone in " B " Co. has appointed himself a committee of one to see that Pinky finally gets the coveted sheepskin, for be it known that once every year this young gent, for reasons known to himself alone, has seriously contem- plated leaving our gay garrison. We all consider ourselves fortunate to have induced Dave to stay with us these four long years, for, truly, we have grown very fond of this cheerful, good-natured man from the wilds of old St. Looev. ffl Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sgt. (2); Supply Sgt. (1) ; Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Small " A " (2, 1) ; Track (3) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). Tuo hundred fifty-eig it Jr t tr t ' i • ' tr t ' i ' i ' ' t ' W ' • ' r l l lrttfVl ' ' l t ' Xlf " jAvi v ■ vt i ' j V • f ? ' ' ? n U rytr- yif tf ir- - yir ir- -t jf GEORGE H IN RLE STEEL " Hiiik " First Conijrcss ' wnal District EVANSVILLE Indiana GREAT many years ago, the exact date not being important to the story, the Hoosier State brought forth a brilliant son in the way of one H inkle Steel, business manager, company clerk and tenor soloist — oh, most every- thing. To continue the narrative, however, Hink came to West Point after an extended sojourn at various " tin schools " throughout the country. It is no wonder that, after being " wised up " to all the tricks of a soldier ' s life, he soon be- came the head of our office force, even to the exclusion of our own Ernie. Top " kicks " may come and top " kicks " may go, but Hink goes on forever. Socially he cuts quite a swath with the " po- dunk " femnies. Having an eye for feminine pulchritude, it is easy for us to understand his leaning toward them ; but ye gods, man, how easily discouraged. When you contemplate their fickleness, though, you can ' t blame him. The Q. M. and a car for you, Hinkle. sm Rifle Marksman (3) ; Pistol Marksman (3) ; Cath- olic Choir (1); Hundredth Night (1); A.B. (1); Corp. (3); Camp Illumination (1); Basketball (4). Rifle Marksman; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Hun- dredth Night (4, 3); Business Mgr., Pointer StaflF (1); Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Band (4, 3) ; Bugle Corps (4) ; Orchestra (4, 3) ; Chime- ster. Cadet Chapel (4, 3, 2, 1), aa RICHARD . STEPHENS " Steve " Second Congressional ' District PIERRE South Dakota OPHISTICATED and disillusioned, Steve came to us from the metropo- lis of Pierre as one already old in experience. That there was still room for new adventure was shown, however, early in his subsequent career and even during our sojourn at Camp Dix. Steve ' s rendition of " Annie Laurie, " during the reign of the Mad May Moon, preceding Furlough, gave promise — or warning — of a latent talent which was to become his sole con- ceit during the following year. However, under excellent tutelage this gift of joyous song proved to be his crowning glory, and combined with the feline grace of a mountain lion added nuich to the pleasures of color-lines and Camp " Elimina- tion. " His aptitude for the modern languages, and his readiness to assist the less fortunate, have been the means of retaining for the service many who otherwise would have fallen. A loyal friend and a true gentleman, Steve is bound to carve for himself a fair name in the field of achievement. Tiuo hundred fifty-nine ■ ' fr■■ • - - ' l ■ tA l !r ' ! tr j tAl ' •1t V lf Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. E fe VERNUM CHARLES STEVENS " Steve " Slcvcnlh Congressidiud ' District KINGSTON Tennsylvania EES! You know, I ' ve got an idea! OH! Steve! Then the angry mob congregates and Steve starts elucidating on one of his wondrous schemes. But Steve ? Gees! I forgot that ! Steve ' s career at the Military Academy has been varied by only one great obsession and that is music. He is known as the dispenser of ago- nizing melodies from his collection of antique instruments, consisting of an accordion, a jew ' s- harp, a French harp and a guitar. 1 might add that Steve has great promise on the slide rule. Steve, like all engineers, has a frailty for tell- ing " grinds, " and always with that peculiarly " engineerish " result. A blank look transfigures the face of his listeners. You ' d like Steve, for he is the sort of fellow that you always go to and ask, " Say, Steve, how do you do this one? " You are not disappointed, for Steve usually knows. The " Coast with " for Steve, for he has vi- sions of starting to smoke and rolling his own. FRANCIS ROBERT STEVENS " Steve " Sixth C " " 9 ' ' ' ' " ' l ' District COLUMBIA ■ lississippi HUMOROUS gentleman from the South — that ' s Steve. The hardships of plebe life, the danger of taking final exams, and trips under the table ha ve all failed to mar his ability at cracking wise. The ladies have never worried this wise old fool, yet he is very acceptable to them. He plays safe and looks them over with an impartial eye. A series of writs has never passed but that Steve has missed being turned out by one-tenth. We worried about him at first, but we soon learned that there was no danger. He can when he will ; and he knows when it is necessar ' to do what he can — it has always been suificient. His cheerfulness has won for him a lasting place in all our hearts. His manliness has com- manded our respect. He has always lived up to the highest traditions of Vest Point and of his beloved South. Good luck to you, Ste e. saris ' Rifle M.Trksnian; Sgt. (1); Chess Team (4, 1) T wo hundred sixty ,v 4 ' Jtv . ' t v j,v v i . , V Y ,v «. z -. r, -li " j y-tr b trSl -A ' lf J Vtf t i lf lf " itr ' tAt ' $f t l t t if lr " A l t l ' ?f ? ' ? " li yVitrxV t if i Sf i t J i ■ t ■ f f ■ yi ir i r if l CHARLES G. ST?:VENSON, JR. " Steve " T ' litniictli C " " ' J ' ' ' i " " ' l ' Dhtrut BROOKLYN J fii ' York llMITED space prt ' veiits a detailed account of Steve and his work as a cadet. Always quiet and unas- suming, he distinguished himself both as an athlete and a student. W ' hile a plebe he made the hockey team and starred at left wing. Hut hockey proved only a stepping stone to higher honors, and his baseball showed him to be an ardent and capable player. .A .400 batting average is only an indication of his consistent playing as a four-year varsity man. Those of us who witnessed the great game in 1Q21 will always remember Steve ' s bingle that drove in the winning run which sank the Navy. In passing it must be said that he always had a earning for the doughboys, and seemed im- mune from all attacks of the air and coast " bugs. " His pleasing personality and amiable disposition have gained Steve a great many friends here at the Academy, and promise him many more in his future years in the Service. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night Cast (2, 1); Sgt. (2); 1st Sgt. (1); Ex- ecutive Committee (3); Hop Mgr. (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Beast Detail (1); Foot- ball Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); ' •. " in Football; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (4, 3, 2). RiHe Sharpshooter; Chapel Choir (4); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1); Beast Detail; Silver Bav Conference (3); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (4, 3, 2, 1); Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN ARCHER STEWART " Stew " Senatorial BERKELEY California lON ' lAL, jocular John; blond, beguil- M ' " ' becomingly bald. His sense of WA humor, like his avoirdupois, has re- mained with him after four long years of arduous duty. Even with his weight he steps a mean fox-trot and is a power to be reckoned with on Cullum ' s floor. That ever-present smile and those sweet nothings the fair sex just can ' t resist are his outstanding char- acteristics. John ' s power is also shown in the direction of the old Gridiron, where one or two plays run at him by the visitors invariably result in a de- cided slackening of their attack. When Stew leaves for that sunny California clime, where it is ever Spring (so he says), he is going to be missed by his classmates. How- ever, what is the Academy ' s loss is the Army and California ' s gain, for wherever he goes he will prove to be what he has proven to be at the Academy — A Man. ■■: m !f 4 Tnx-o hundred sixly-oiw !ft ' tr lr totf ' if ' i tj ' fa- ' i tr»ir totr tr tn - ' ly ! lf l Tif a »53: . ' Sis.l4:t ' s VJfc.-i J dJ M iisr RiHe Marksman (3); Bugle Corps (4) country (3). { 8fe MARCUS BUTLER STOKES, " Mark " z,4t Large BROOKLINE ■J Iassackusetts JR N perusing these personal glimpses, iTYn B one is impressed with the fact that IL J I they invariably deal most heavily with the man ' s attitude toward girls. y We cannot explain this phenomenon. This is no exception, although Stokes ' attitude is worthy of mention. In brief, he is both indif- ferent and fickle — if a man may be termed in- different whose pulse would not quicken at the attentions of V ' enus de Milo, with both arms re- stored. However, Stokes has other outstanding char- acteristics. He, alone, can play a good game of tennis indolently. For this accomplishment, the T. D. hung gold on his sleeve — which, inciden- tally, they have forgotten to remo e. Marcus also spends his winter evenings in the gym, but insists upon wearing his coat, we sus- pect to facilitate a quick escape, for the sight of anything more strenuous looking than an occasional dumb-bell completely destroys his morale. ?J»B3 ROBERT WALTER STIKA " Steek " — " Stike " l inth Congressional District KEWAUNEE Wisconsin was in the bolshevik days of Abe Pj !■ and the Sa ' gent, of the Duster and I J B Hudge, that Robert ventured to grace the ranks of " K " Co. with his presence. He came with a fixed determination to rise in his calling. Well, he rose — four flights and back again. " Ten tours, Mr. Dumbjohn — speed? " It was excel- lent training, however, and unable to live it down he joined the Cross Country Squad. The fact that academic work was an impor- tant item in the West Point training proved more than once nearly disastrous to Robert. P. Echols, P. Holt, P. Wilcox et fl .— he has jousted them all — and successfully. Conscien- tiously and wholeheartedly he let have at them, thereby gaining the admiration of not a few. What Robert has achieved here he has achieved by dint of good, honest plugging — a thing to be proud of and an experience which will stand him in good stead when others fall by the way- side. aa aiftrfe!iPfc, fe. ' : L y : ! s I Ta m. s ' ?s?. ' « ' g ' «g ' «gg- ' ' si ' ? ' g sES Rifle Sharpshooter (3); Hundredth Night (+, 3) Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2, 1) ; Tennis Squad (3). TJ i jj f i j j j y i j Jiyii j 4 Ji j . i ' , ; yjv y K V jjv .. .jVjJi.j(k4.. J«-Jp.JiJ» J Jv jp. . f. ,v J|i . j rofo hundred sixty-t o J lrSl.- tfxtr i tf if ! vWrA tA ' •S! t ' l t l r■ t l t !f ' ■ ■d i fttf ir if i W DONALD GEORGE STORCK " Don " Senatorial HASBROUCK HEIGHTS C ew Jersey IhY does he wear that big A with all the stars? Just glance at that list below. Yeah — the Mids will breathe easier henceforth. To Don ' s leadership must we attribute in a great measure the success attained by our class; his level-headed guidance, dignity and sincerity distinguish him in that den of frivolity, the 3rd Batt. But, in spite of his mask of sedateness — and such adverse circum- stance as being well stocked with tenths and being way up on the Comm. ' s poopsheet, Don has been able to hold his own in al l the ribald undertakings of the Flankers of North Bks. For a time we feared for Don ' s career. He has since discovered the chances of longevity pay together with the fact that boots become his physique ( Have you observed the cavalry-like aspect of his legs?). Anyway — He ' s decided to continue in the life of ease, and the Cavalry will at last have something to brag about. I f Rifle Marksman; A.B. (1); B.A.; Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (1); Track (2, 1) ; " A " (2) ; Asst. Mgr. Boxing Squad (2); Mgr. Boxing Squad (1); Wrestling Squad (4); Mgr. Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Shot, First Class; Corp. (3) ; Supply Sgt. (2) ; Capt. (1) ; Executive Com- mittee (4, 3, 2) ; Class Pres. (3, 2) ; Vice-Pres. (1) ; Football (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " A " (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Bas- ketball (4, 3, 2) ; " A " (3) ; Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " A " (4, 3, 2, 1) I Capt. (2). 3H a o JAMES SOMERS STOW ELL " Jim " — " Red " Y ' hirty-cii hth Congressional ' District SYRACUSE C Ceiv York UR James, the rotund, bouncing boy pictured here, is one of " M " Co. ' s most famous personages. He is a charter member of that famous fraternity known only to the initi- ated as the " Red Comforter Artists. " At the same time he manages to keep up with the rest of us goats academically and to hold down a berth on both football and track squads. He is also definitely associated in our minds with the indoor meet, being both an entrant and manager. Next to the red comforter in his afifections is a good grind, and which once heard he never for- gets. Prosaic things, such as we have mentioned, do not constitute his sphere, for he goes beyond and steps into that most entertaining realm of women. He doesn ' t do this very often, but when he does he spends the next six months letting them down easy and trying to keep his hair from falling out. His ambition is to be an Infantry Officer, and as such we know he will be a suc- cess, for his is the personality to like and be liked, and with which success is sure to follow him. ■ ' JL: ..i.ji.i).i).j j, Tivo hundred sixty-three t. ;■Nt, t xV tr V tl !y l tr l t, lr■t l t t ■l Ah■ t xt } tr t t t ltr- Hundredth Night (4, 3, 1 ) ; Puiiiter Committee; Editor-in-Chief, 192+ Howitzer; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2, 1) ; Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Camp Illumination Committee; Christmas Poster Com- mittee; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " in Football; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1). m KENNETH C. STROTHER " Connie " — " Ken " Third ( Vj« rM.f?o?!rt ' T)istni t WIN FIELD A ansas HP " other half of the Gold Dust Twins. During the four years of com- mon struggle and strife, fame has come to Connie along many lines. He is conceded to be an authority on tennis and repartee, and as for love he is justly suspected of being the most perfect lover in the Corps. Certainly he was never untrue to the little coun- try girl he left back in Kansas. Ken, although a master of repartee, has the ability of blotting the sting of his most cutting rhetorical retorts with his disarming smile, which has never been observed to leave him. In re- serve of this is his fluent line which has but few times failed in reducing his hearers to hysterics. Cheerf ilness through the long four years, dili- gence and enthusiastic support of all the Corps activities have contributed to his widespread pop- ularity among his classmates. By his graduation the Corps loses and the Army gains a man al- ready devoted to the military life and problems. SAMUEL M. STROHECKER, JR. " Sam " Scconil Conffrcssional ' District PORTLAND Oregon IT them shoulders back, both of youse! " Ah, many are the Plebes who have shaken at the harsh com- mands of a very fierce-mannered sol- dier. A bachelor true for three years until one day you met Sis, and from then on the cause was lost. From October until June we knew why the week-ends raised the morale so high. We hand it to you for your tireless efforts in behalf of the fo otball team. Although badly hurt plebe year, you kept on and won the A. The helpful hints and kind words to men on the squad went a long way to raise the morale of all concerned. May it be the same all through life. When it comes to politics we stand aside, for, iti the words of the " Immortals, " " Politics, thy name is Strohecker. " Rifle Marksman; Pistol 1st Class; Athletic Editor, Pointer Staff (1) ; Stunt Committee (2) ; A.B. (3) ; Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Tennis Squad (1) ; Ind ior Meet (1). Tiio hundred sixty-four M MW ' i JEROME RANKIN STUART Senatorial KANSAS CITY t7 Iissouri EROME STUART has passed but HtM the memory of him lingers with fM his fellows as a light that does not dim. There is not a man among us who does not remember the shadow that his parting cast over all who knew him. It was a stern blow when his classmates learned of his death in an automobile accident in the summer of 1922. Though they were scattered to the several winds as a result of the summer ' s furlough, there was still a common grief as the circle of companions narrowed when this brave comrade passed. As a cadet Jerome Stuart ' s accomplishments were marked. Though young when he entered the academy, he soon went to the fore as a scholar and as a friend. Of a literaiT bent he soon demonstrated a decided characteristic for leading his class in subjects of a literary nature. Nor was he confined to purely academic accom- plishments, for he was a member of the Corps swimming team during his stay at the academy. His fellows often speak of " Jerry " Stuart as having had the biggest heart in the world. Gen- erosity and a cheerful countenance were parts of his nature. His truth and his sincerity are beacons that will always light the memory of a worthy companion and a stanch friend. Rifle Marksman (3); Pistol Marlisman (3); Swim- ming (3) ; Indoor Meet (3). 922 Died June 16. 1922 r: -5 jlvjl vt.jl j7v ; . - Tnxo liujidred sixty-five tf f r: r r _ f f2 2t. :Sr fTfy n ri rT rrpri - -V ' ♦ ■ -V ' ' -V- 4 ■ f. jjv ;jv.4v4v,(jv jixjjkjjv jx ji 7 ' ito hundred sixty-six ■ t t ' ■ l r ly W ■ tr t tA 1 fvV l l J; t, l,■ b1 , if■ t t ■ i J tr»t CHARLES P. SUMMERALL, JR. " Charlie " Fourth Congressional District ANNISTON llabama T isn ' t often that a group of men nr | H drawn together as we are, from LAJ I all walks of life, from all parts of the world, will have in it such a man as Charlie. If you were to tell him what you have just read he would look at you with such an expression of incredulity that you would know that he classed you with the members of our co-institution at Matteawan. In all truth, he would consider you either as a can- didate for that noble institution or a product thereof. He himself does not recognize his own good qualities and possibilities, but we, who hope to be called his friends, can see them. During the years we have been together we have come to cherish the friendship of this quiet, unassuming gentleman. He has never lost a friend and he has never lost sight of his goal, which is to become a good officer. With us there is no question that Charlie will very soon gain his heart ' s desire. K B Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marlisman; Asst. Editor, Plebe Bible Staff (2) ; Editor (1) ; A.B. (3) ; B.A.; Corp. (3). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. H@5G LESTER JOSEPH TACY " Les " — " Joe " Sixth Congressional ' District PHILADELPHIA ' Pennsylvania I HE scene is in front of the library. Femme: " Oh, look, if there isn ' t Lieutenant Tacy. " Lpperclass draggee: " Lieuten- ant Tacy, hell ! Plebe Tacy. " And with the curtain came the final T Curtain. transformation from the once debonair second lieutenant of the 25th Field into an humble plebe. Small wonder that, staggering under the burden of such humiliation, Les sought solace in wine, women and song. We ' ll be tactful and avoid the subject of wine and, having heard him sing, we ' ll leave out that one also. But femmes! AVith the arrival of upperclass privileges Les dedicated himself to the ideal of beautiful wom- anhood. Ziegfeld could have garnered material for a dozen hits from his drags alone. Moon- light and Cullum balcony, how many limpid eyes have looked into his, how many shellpink ears ha e drunk in that immortal line that drove the first English section for two years. .0 hundred sixty-seven .-4f- W ' if lf ? Uf ' tr ir ir ?f Wy ' lr l t I v,c s :!»4 gi!l B; 3g LSws s sJ: !l x 3 ? »g ' -- ' «?. ' « ' t ■- ' ly Ss? ' ! Cailtt ClKi|K-l ( ' h..ir 1 4, 3, 3. 1 i ; Huiulreclth Nit;ht (4); Howitzer (II; Corp. (3); Supply Sri. (2); Capt. and Regimental Suppiv Officer (1); Asst. Sec, Y. M. C. A. (4); Asst. ' Librarian (3); Sec. (2); Pres. (1); Fencing, Monogram (3); Minor Sport " A " (2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1) ; Numerals. m GORDON EDWARD TEXTOR " Tex " Scvinth Conyrcssinnal ' Dutiul GRANITE FAIJ.S ■ IM ' mnesota INNESOTA sent this able repre- sentative to the jMihtary Academy one sunny day in 1920. Ever since then he has been doing things which prove that ability should really be his middle name. Early in his cadet days he made a name for himself as a student, standing high in the class. As time went on he became interested in activi- ties, chief among which were the Howitzer and the fencing team. Through his hard work and diligent perseverance this biography section was completed on time — surely an accomplishment. Then, too, the fencing team was ever efficiently handled, due to Textor ' s work and energy. There seems to be some dark secret hidden from us, for his frequent appearances at Cullimi have told us nothing. Graduation leave may bring everything to light, however, and indicate that all is well in the world. Undecided as to branch, the cavalry seems to be the favorite. Yet, no matter what branch, the same energy which won him honors here will bring him success out in the cruel, hard world. HAROLD PEABODY TASKER " Tad " First Congresslotial District PORTSMOUTH rY«c ' Hampshire HO is that good-looking man with all the gold on his arm? " To that question, dear people, but one an- swer is forthcoming. You want to know more of him, don ' t you? V ell, everybody does. A charter member of that minority who stand success gracefully, a gentleman whose manner would put Lord Chesterfield to shame — that ' s " Tad. " His fame attributes itself to three chief causes. As a bewitching member of the Hundredth Night chorus Tad displayed his versatility — equally successful in any role. His place on the winning team that left the Navy fencers with less than a prayer exemplifies that persistent doggedness that brings only suc- cess. But the third cause? Returning from fur- lough humming the strains of " Somewhere a X ' oice Is Calling, " his incentive for work was revealed by the astounding assertion that he was boning " Coast with. " We ' re rooting for you, " Tad, " in everything vou do. aa g :v g» gas ig ,r t,i: ! : !j x ssiscsisisi isisisisa Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Chapel Choir; Howitzer Board; Stunt Committee; A.B. (2); B.A.; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; A.M.; Camp Illumina- tion (1); Mgr. of Fencing (1); Boxing (4). TiLO hundred sixty-iiij ji SV tr t ' - ' - xtf l Tt t if ' l !■ . t tr ! ' - it i l ! ' l l l r ' 4f ' l H A R R ' JORDAN T H K I S " Hany " — " Thayeese " — " Thesis " First C " " ! ' t ' ssionnl ' District CINCINNATI Ohio H, Thayt ' i ' si ' k ' aria ' d about feiiiini-s at the Point! Remember the Plebe days when he was wont to burn huge piles of letters after consultation with ' crne Lee? Then Joe Lutz took him in hand — the child grew wise. Finally, after many dramatic escapes, he has " flopped " — perhaps you know the " femme, " liv- ing in a Mid-Western " podunk, " on the shore of a big lake ? Vich instilled a love of sport, so the youngster " boned " polo. Taking pictures uas more fun — but, ever read one of those twenty-eight page letters? AVow! Soldierly qualities? Well, he learned to wear a uniform at Culver, was a cute Boy Scout, and now can " gripe " like the best of ' em. What ' s he like? Usually dreamy, sometimes depressed and occasionally boisterous with joy. He works when in the mood, then " deadbeats, " but manages to get by. The " tacs " never heaved laurels, but always knighted him. A Cavalry officer of the old school — beating his wife with a sabre. m Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3) In- door Meet (4). Rifle Marksman; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Company Supply Sgt. (1); Camp Illumiiiation (1); Beast Detail. RICHARD GARNER THOMAS " Dick " — " Margie " — " Tilly " Second Congressiorud ' J)istrict NEWPORT Arkansas HP " N the band begins to play, " Dick Thomas begins to whistle. It makes no difference whether jazz or opera, he can whistle accompani- ment to it. This is the way he expresses his cheerfulness and love of living. No matter how irksome studies or soirees become he is always smiling or whistling. As for tricks, he has more tricks than there are waves in the ocean. Be it at the Astor or at Cullum, he is a favor- ite with the fair sex. His friends among the fair sex are countless in number, and his mail bears mute testimony of his activity. Knowing so much about drug stores and circuses, why shouldn ' t he be a charmer of femmes? And, by the way, he ' s boning Air Service because he likes speed and lots of room. ' m Tii-o JiuJidred nxly-nine ' y_ rj:ir f:if :h :il . r £ Tnxo hundred !r-j trSl -4 ' xl. ) v ' r A V I ' W. ' tA! ' i l ' tt l l) ' } J i ' ! ' ■ xtt ' ti ) ■ ' v! ' - ' ' t ' ' t t tr tr» t t ■ ■ 1r tr tr !r ■l JOHN SEWELL THOMPSON " Tommy " Second Congressional ' District FAR ROCKAWAY C eiv York ROM Long Island, but neverthe- less Tommy has many redeeming features. During his kaydet days he has had many reverses of fortune, caus- ing him to see considerable of the area and to have one pair of gold chevrons taken from his sleeves. However, he has always staged a rally at the critical moment, and by this and his de- votion to studies and athletics has managed well up near the top of the class. Military rank is far from being the only thing in Tommy ' s life that has varied. His love afifairs have been so complex that even he has been un- able to keep up with the changes. With this reputation for being a cruel heartbreaker hang- ing over him, Tom makes up for it by being true to his classmates. He has been a good " make, " while wearing chevrons, and during his days in the ranks has acquitted himself favorably as a buck. Tommy ' s success in performing well any duty which falls to him insures his success in any branch which he may choose. m g lg ■S - %W ■«- - : Ni -:- Si: ' : Boxing Squad (3, 2); Monogram in Boxing; Bantamweight Champion (2) ; Indoor Meet (2) ; Numerals (2). Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (3); B.A.; Corp. (3); Sgt. (1); Track (2, 1); Mono- gram (2) ; Indoor Meet (4, 2, 1) ; Numerals (2). aa Q ROBERT H. THOMPSON, JR. " Tommy " — " Bob " Eighth Congressional ' District JACKSON ■r Hssissil pi OMMY is a self-made man, as far as his first high position is con- cerned. It all happened at a little pre-furlough party at Mouquin ' s when he boldly, but not too dis- tinctly, announced, " I don ' t care what else you fellows do, I am the official Sssshusher; and when I say shush that means you shush. " However, not all of Tommy ' s activities are confined to this fast-fading accomplishment. It is most surprising that, despite his fastidiousness, he should take up boxing. Whether or not he will admit it, he always insists that his pipes, cigarettes, and even his liquor (when on leave), be of the best and most expensive. He exer- cised the same zeal in his boxing that he did in the selection of his personal property; and he entered into it with an earnestness and vigor that finally won him the championship. Of course, you are interested in the branch he is taking. There is no doubt on his part. You ' re right! — " Coast with. " Tii-o hundred seventy-one ■»■ nt ir l l ■t i t " t ' ' ' t ' ' ' V ' t ' ' ' ' vV ' J ' l trtt trJf-{ Rirte SharpNluKiter : Pi tol Marksinaii ; Pointer 1 ness Staff; Sgt. ( 1 ). l e LEO HAROLD TOWERS " Leo " Senatorial TULSA Oklahoma ( n ' ain boodle in this house? " And. apologetically, Leo would say, " You are welcome to what there is ; help yourself. " And so it is the whole way through with Leo. No, he isn ' t lion-hearted, just big-hearted. Makes no differ- ence whether it be boodle, Phil, problems, extra instruction on Plebes ' faulty pusses and setups, Leo gives. He has something to give to everyone, although he isn ' t so anxious to give up his eve- nings to the slaves of jazz. Don ' t get the wrong impression, however. He gets more letters of more different tints and hues than anyone else in the company, and " C " Co. draws its full share of the mail stopping at West Point. As an athlete, in intramurals Leo is as good as the next man. Though his name is missing from the Corps squads he can give you offhand the name, weight and caliber of every man on the squads. The Service is going to get a man who will render necessary a new edition of " L ' litary M uiiiower. MAXWELL WOOD TRACY " Duke " — " Trace " — " Max " 4t Large ' WASHINGTON District of Columbia HE " Duke, " our old friend and fel- low student, has finally finished four long and weary years — and he heaves a sigh of relief as do we all. Com- ing from the Army, he had some advantage in that he knew what to expect; but, after all, there is no place quite like West Point. Activities are a hobby with him. He has built the scenery for the Hundredth Night show, built Navy game stunts. Camp Illumination buildings, and what not, and yet he is not going into the Engineers. Along with all of this he has found time to handle the swimming team and edit the Pointer ; and so, gentle reader, you perceive at a glance that our " Duke " has spent four busy and industrious years here. Whether he will follow his father ' s footsteps and enter the Coast Artillery is a question, but, wherever he goes, he will make good, for four years in the Corps have established that without a question. lluiulrtcltli Nitilit (4, 3, 2, 1); . ' ssociatc Editor Pointer; A.B. (1); B.A. ; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Bn. Sgt. Maj. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Dia- lectic Society, Business Mgr. and Treas. (1) ; Bugle Corps (4, 3) ; Swimming, Asst. Mgr. (2) ; Mgr. (1) ; Monogram; Lacrosse (3) ; Indoor Meet (2, 1). mj mm m m mm . f:5:s::s j5 ' t -- Tii-o liunJrcd seTrnty-tun ifT m, JESSE THOMAS TRAYWICK, JR. " Jess " — " Tray " Second Qonffressional T)istrkt MONTGOMERY . ■ ■llahaiiia o AS Suh, Moii ' gomeiy ' s got ino ' pretty gulls (girls) than any other city its size in the country. " Whenever femmes are men- tioned, that ' s Jesse ' s preliminary remark and then he ' s off. Way down in his heart, however, he can ' t be convinced of that because his " shugah " is from Atlanta. Jesse ' s outstanding features are his legs, bowed so as to almost form a circle. Jesse is sensitive about those legs and, when they are mentioned, he proudly tells us that he once caught a greased pig at a country fair. Personally, we don ' t see how he did it, unless the pig died laughing. Jesse intends to take the Cavalry; just natur- ally fitted for it, you know. Any horse that can get out from under Jesse when he clamps do ii with those legs deserves an extra feed. Jesse is to be married soon. Ve wish him all the luck in the world, with the assurance that we ' ll be glad to contribute our napkin rings, too. Rifle Marksman; Pistnl Marksman; Camp mi nation (1 ) ; Polo (1). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (3); Baseball (+, 3); Wrestling (+) ; Polo (1); Base- ball, Summer Camp. FRANK GLOVER T R E W ' " Red " FinI Crjiu rtssiomd ' District of . ' " V. ' Dakota DETROIT ■ ' Michigan HAT streak of red light flashing down the polo field can be but one thing, Frank ' s strawberry-colored head. With a polo mallet in his hand and a fast pony under him, s native element. A lo er of fair women and good horses. Red is a frequent visitor to both Cullum and Riding Halls. His faith in the gentler sex suffered a severe shock after receiving a certain perfumed letter addressed in familiar handwriting, but since discovering the clever deception of the plebe mail dragger he has again assumed the indifferent atti- tude becoming a permanent member of the mil- lionaire squad. Red ' s love of ease and comfort inspired him to qualify as a truck driver, in which capacity he was always careful to see that during field maneuvers a cot for his own use was included among those carried for the officers. Of course, there is only one service for Red, the Motor Transport wants him, but the Cav- alry claims him for her own. Tiio hundred seventy-three . t t, M; ■ ■lM; l ' ! - ' v ' J ' t V ' ? ' ' ' ' i » ' ' t ' t ' t Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (2); Corp. (3); Indoor Meet (4); Numerals; Football (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram; Lacrosse (4) ; Wrestling (4, 3, 2) ; Fencing (1). ARTHUR GILBERT TRUDEAU " Art " Senatorial MIDDLEBURY I er iiont GENTLEMAN from Vermont and a real soldier too. For quick- ness of thought and promptness in decision Art has few equals in the Corps. By adding to these quali- ties snap and spooniness he has risen steadily to 2nd Captain. His efforts in academic work have been well rewarded. In athletics, too, Art has made an excellent record, especially in Track. His point winning in the two-mile added to Army ' s score in every meet. His energy is unbounded especially in times when needed. You can ' t wipe his smile off. Art is always a welcome entertainer on a melody banjo too. Now don ' t be misled by hearing his praises but remember everyone has his failings, Art ' s is women. Many meet him in Cullum. Very few attract him, however, and only one seems able to interest him much. We wonder if she can continue to do so and wish him luck in his de- WILLIAM SAMUEL TRIPLET " Swede " — " Finn " Fourteenth Congressional ' District SEDALIA llissouri E nominate for the Hall of Fame: " The Finn " because he prefers the saber; because he is a lover of baked apples ; because he is handy with neat, sharp-edged tools such as the bayonet, the trench knife and the razor ; because he comes from the wide open spaces where men are men ; because he craves variety and the spice of life ; because he chooses the doughboys as the branch of action ; because his soft side is shown by hours spent in admiration of a sparkling miniature ; because a little thing like a broken rib or a punctured arm fails to discommode him; because he is brave enough to contemplate mar- riage as a shavetail ; because among his avocations have been those of seaman, strikebreaker, deputy IJ. S. marshal and revolutionist; but principally because in character he is a composite of D ' Ar- tagnan. Gyp the Blood and L idendorff. Catholic Choir (4, 3, 2); Hundredth Nisht (1); Corp. (3); Sgt. (2); Capt. and Bn. Comm. (1); Catholic Sunday School Teacher (2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Bugle Corps (4, 3); Fencing (4); Cross Country (2); Capt. (1); Hockey (2, 1); Track (2, 1); Monogram (2); " .V (1). Tvio hundred seventy-four ' l y-jr ■ir-if ' yi ifyi -4 tr f ' ' Sf - ' ir r - ' t if ' ij ' t ' if ' ' i ' ijii ? ? l l ' l lr j l lf l j - lr l Ai t ' ji ' ir j i f f tf f. ' lf ir t ' i t; Xfritf rf ' vlr ' yfc tjf .Tri Q t f i ' ir lfy ' i rii ir Sf iryifi ii ' 1 A ■ 1 GEORGE AVERY TUCKER " Tuck " Srconti Conffrcssional District COURTENAY dearth Dakota CONNOISSEUR of footwear, did you say? Yes, indeed ; three months of this lad ' s brief span of existence were spent in experimental research and study of this absorbing subject. The subject was thoroughly exhausted before he finished. Don ' t you remember his bewildering How of colorful language on the subject of strange fowls? But did anyone ever hear of Tuck missing a hop? Tuck came to us full of a wholesome joyous- ness that just couldn ' t be kept down and, al- though the tactical department restrained his overflowing spirits at times, he managed to find some means of raising the morale of the troops during all the soirees. Notwithstanding his cheerfulness, should the tactical department issue edicts more binding than usual, his line of pessimism would rise above the general clamor and cause all listeners to gasp at his whole-hearted gripe. j; »e Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3) ; Supply Sgt. (1); Camp Illumination (1); Football (4); Track (2, 1); " A " in Track; Baseball, Summer Camp. Rifle Cros Marksman; Pistol Marksman; A.B. (2, 1); Country (2). aia Q HOWARD McMATH TURNER " Slim " ! inth Coiffressional ' District AVOCA LT in the open spaces where men are men, " " Slim " acquired that de- termination of manner and frank- ness of expression which have marked him among us here at West Point. These attributes, combined with a keen sense of justice and his unvarying good nature, have contributed to the affection in which he is held by all. It was not until his Second Class ear that the giant stirred his athletic form and reallv felt the power in his massive shoulders which be- speak anything but the nickname which has been attached to their owner. This resulted in " Slim ' s " winning second place in the discus against Navv and the earning of that coveted " A. " Wherever life takes this man we may be as- sured that he will capitalize his ever) ' oppor- tunity with characteristic energy. However, none will suffer through his success, as he is happily blessed with a fair and square sense of duty which will make him a help to his fellow- men wherever he is. V V, .;..;, yJvJTv .J. Tiuo hundred seventy-five V- . ' £ ' ' t ' - r ir-.t - f %t t ' lr l x ?r t A ' ' T!f l ' ' ' lr ' l ' l ' ' ' l " J ' V lf vl ' lf i ' ' J l Sfe. li.lS . te ' lfc. -W. a | Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Cadet Band (4, 3). m HARRY V A N W Y " Van " Xinth ( Vj« r( ' Mif «« ' District APPLETON U isconsin |T tlu- end of his earlin ear Harry came to " L " Co. troni the land of the " keen filers. " After a year of stoically accepting his fate. Van was talcen in as one of the " Devil ' s Own. " Not content with the course of study as laid out by the academic department, Harry is hoping to finish the " Hundred books one should read. " per list in the library, before graduation. He spurns stooping to the depths involved in read- ing fiction as it is in the modern magazine — but counts as profit long hours spent in gazing at a certain picture! How inconsistent we mortals are ! Harry ' s actions are very exemplary. He is a pattern of manly virtues and a model cadet. His ideals are in the sky — materially as well as mentally — as " The Air Service is the only branch. " Ma ' he live a long life on " borrowed CHARLES WARD VAN WAY, JR. " Slats " — " Shado v " I- Large VANCOUVER BARRACKS ICashine ton NTRODUCINC; ' an, who as a plebe was forcibly fed by the upper classmen, and who, ever after, has been coached on by his classmates in his struggle for avoirdupois. But all in vain — he refuses to become the fatted calf — and we will wonder why; surely the mess hall is not to blame. Junior ' s career has been a varied one. At the beginning he crashed into the engineers, but the intricacies of " la language francaise " convinced him that the Doughbo ' s was the only branch for a soldier. He is one of these mental geniuses with a brain so keenly analytic that mere " spec " is abhorrent. But most noteworthy is his reptilian prowess. A keen connoisseur of jazz and a certain non- chalance have placed him in our galaxy of suc- cessful snakes. And those erstwhile cynical views toward the fair sex now totter, and with gradua- tion we know will fall, and our " an will join that momentarily romantic throng who sigh at the moon. " .-Xin ' t love grand? " m» 35 Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (5) Sgt. (2) ; Company Supply Sgt. (1). p• ' f ■ ' ' iryfJ ' i,•i ■ i. lr ' if il• r fJ• J.f■ yif X y iJ l■ir ■i •i iJ t f ! vtr • l l l ' ' " ! t t i i ' i l ! t ' j i : fpyf - f l f m M : GEORGE WALTER VAUGHN " Pete " — " Firpo " SciKitorial LEAVENWORTH VER hear of a ka ilet boiling Coast, without? Well, Pete is no excep- tion, he isn ' t. A slip-stick artist with a Marcel wave (permanent), a bent for hydraulics and four letters a week, what more could the Coast ask of a man? Give him a pair of pliers, a phonograph needle and an old clock and he ' ll put all modern con- veniences in any home, even a barrack room. Sheik has come in from Kansas after every Christmas leave and Furlo vearing pink side- burns and followed by pink letters and boxes of candy from Massachusetts and Maryland. It ' s even rumored that he is quite a Balcony Tulip. However, he says little about himself or anyone else. Due to his own natural generosity, and the solicitous care of the old woman across the hall, Pete could never be justly classed among the " keen files. " May he give the Coast the loyalty he gives his friends and his " to be. " !■ im ' crym « 3tf siiii3m m3 i t3m2 i t.3 oi c c c CT Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. (1); Corp. (3) (2, l); Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1); Capt. (1) crosse (3, 2, 1). .ig s s v ' .ais ' ;: : Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). LEO DOUGLAS VICHULES " Vich " — " Red " Second Congressional District , NORTHAMPTON ■ lassachusetts NE would never guess to look at " Vich " that he was one of the best forwards in College basketball, but after you see him do his stuff in just one game you can easily figure out why he is captain of the Army team for 1924. All the Army backers are convinced that he can ' t be beat. And " Vich " isn ' t satisfied to stop with basket- ball. He plays inside home in lacrosse, and the only time he leaves the field is when they carry him off to take a few stitches somewhere on his scalp. Yes, he comes from Northampton, Mass., and quite a nice boy when he arrived at the Point, but after a few years of kaydet life he isn ' t so nice but heaps more interesting. What more would you desire in these days of the wild and woolly youth? He is boning Air Service and we ' re all hoping he gets it, for he can ' t be anything but an excel- lent aviator. TiviB hundred seventy-seven ■ ' «■ i At Vl b ' t V» g t ! tf l l l? t ' Jr t t b ) ! ' ' ' tr»trAr.to! g ' - ' = : ' . ' ' i »- ' . ' ' ' « s a: Rifle Sgt. Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Stars (2). (3); EVERETT C. WALLACE " Wally " — " Katrinka " ! inth Congressional ' District SAN GABRIEL Cnlifornia HERE is an old saying about jump- ing out of the frying pan into the fire, and here we have a fine example of it. Wally came to West Point as a preliminary step to getting out . Now he ' s attached for life. " Coast T of the Army with " he ' s boning, so, you see, circumstances alter cases. We wonder what man has had such an in- dividual and eccentric a career at West Point as he. He takes great pride in the fact that he has never traversed the barracks halls on a guard tour. In the course of his ups and downs he almost accomplished his original mission in com- ing to this institution, for he continually ranked two or three (from the bottom) in English, and wore white gloves on a certain occasion during Plebe Christmas holidays. But he ' s still here for a ' that and has now gone to the other ex- treme, that of wearing stars. In the last analysis we find him as King of Beasts. What will he be next? A second looey, of course. The Coast will receive a big support in the " Powerful Katrinka. " HERBERT DAVIS VOGEL " Hash " — " Amos " Second C J " ' ' essional District CHELSEA ■SMichigan Hast is East and West is West, but Michigan isn ' t either. However, Togo came to us with the fatalism so characteristic of Oriental peoples and now, after three years, he is not quite certain whether he is here or not. His careering has not been ordinary, for he resolved to follow in the footsteps of his well-known pred, which he has done so successfully that the ex- ploits of that worthy gent have been completely obliterated by the brilliancy of his own. The Jap ' s one outstanding characteristic is his love for dumb animals (himself and horses). With the thoroughness of his race he has given his best to the study of hypology and carried his researches to places not reached by the ordinary student. In spite of his " tete de bois " he wears the gold stars of distinction and is never too busy to give assistance to a floundering goat. 3SS K-r%4i:7 ac : LTsa S s aiB act ' i : A Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corp. (3); Sgt. (2) ; Capt. (1) ; Beast Detail (1) ; Rifle Squad (2) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). Tv o hundred seventy-eight ■J t ' t xtf tr i l - tf A tAt ! l l t ' t ! ' ! lr ' v t ' V» if ' vj " J t ' i X ' ■ 1 iV V tiritf f i i t - - ir yjr t M MERTON G. WALLINGTON " Wally " — " M. G. " Second Co i rcMJonfl ' District VINELAND U eic Jersey ERTON hails from the sand wastes of New Jersey (or is it the garden spot of the world?). He started his Army career as the rawest of raw plebes. Now look at him! Although he is not adorned with any valued stripes, he ranks well up in his class, and is known as a " spoony file. " Now don ' t take " spoony " in the wrong sense. He is no Don Juan, nor even a Valentino! Maybe it ' s because he has a femme in the podunk, but " quien sabe " ? As a plebe, " Goodfellow " was not too serious nor too blase. He was a combination of the two; all of which made him liked and admired by his classmates. He is musically inclined, torturing the " div " with the shrieking notes of his " jazz-whistle, " attempting to sing to the accompaniment of his instrument. He even threatens to murder the quiet of our Sundays by playing the chapel chimes. Merton is boning Coast. Let that speak for itself. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Cadet Chape! Choir (4,3,2,1); Hundredth Night (3,2); Corp. (3); Lieut. (1); Seal Committee (4, 3, 2); Football (4) ; Wrestling (3). Rifle Marksman; Corp. (3) ; Bugle Corps (3). JAMES ANGUS WATSON, JR. " Gus " Sixth C ' " ' 9 s ' oiial ' District SH.VER SPRING Maryland F course you ' ve heard of him! No? Why, the papers were full of it! Don ' t you remember our Gus who was accorded first in the Vassar Beauty Contest? How they did rave over those blue eyes and that curly hair, and we surely mustn ' t leave out those lieutenant chevrons, either. " Nufif sed. " And say, maybe he isn ' t " spoony " ! ' ou ought to see him in F. D. with all those medals — you know he was in the Marines during the war. And brilliant — Oh, Boy ! Do you know how to close the windows by clockwork on a cold winter morn ? Ask Gus. And many ' s the poor goat he has helped over the rocky way in Chem, Electricity, etc. — but those languages! Gus just couldn ' t " hive " them, though you bet it wasn ' t from lack of " boning. " You ' ve surely heard that famous soundoff of his. Yes, Gus is big in body, big in voice, and his heart — well, we know a little femme who could tell you worlds about that, too. T uio hundred seventy-nine r■ . t ' l l ! jy i { f tr f t t tr l JfvV t ' lf l t ' xJJ ' tf V l ■l ' lr lf l Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marl sman; Camp Illu- mination (1) ; Baseball, Summer Camp. K CAMPBELL WEIR " Ted " — " Rosie " First (7oni " ' « ' o?irt District WILMINGTON ' Delmvare I ( )ME strive, others do not, and still others don ' t have to. Rosy is not only one of these last, he is the; veri- table embodiment of them, a ' com- posite representation of that type, known scientifically as " homo nonchalanto. " Vhatever he does, be it athletic or academic, he accomplishes in an easy, offhand manner seem- ingly without labor and never through the com- monplace medium of effort. Rosy is not only efficient; he is glad of it. Efficiency, characterized by boning and punctual- ity, are anathema to him. He has done his bit on the area, and, to augment his position, has even given the T.D. a portion of several Christ- mas leaves. He likes to argue, craves polo ponies, possesses a passion for Dunhill pipes, and has a complex for the Saturday Evening Post. Women he will tolerate upon occasions. In short, Rosy is the kind whom, if you ' re going somewhere, you like to have with you and, if you ' re not, you want him around anyway. I WALTER LOUIS WEI N AUG " Weinie " — " We-nog " forty-third Congressional District ALLEGANY . ' r7r York N looking at him, and seeing how close to the ground is the top of his head, one would not realize what powers are hidden in so short a distance. It is a surprise then to hear, when he sounds off, not a thin piping treble, but a mighty roar which would put the bull of Bashan to shame. In other respects his stature is an advantage to him ; he says it is easier for him, while in the pitcher ' s box, to dodge line drives as they zip by his ear. A base- ball is not the only thing he can throw, either r his tales about Allegany and its femmes (prin- cipally the latter) are marvelous to listen to. Weinaug says little (but then Bluebeard was a very quiet chap) and drags only now and then, but every one a cold 3.0, preferring quality to the extra points on the pamphlet. He claims to be immune to the fair sex, but by boning the Coast he gives rise to grave suspicions. Here ' s wishing him luck in his undertakings, and may he soon join the ranks of " G " Co. ' s graduated elect. Rifle Sharpshooter; A.B. (4, 2); Corp (3); Polo (1) ; Swimming (1). T wo hundred eighty V ■1 ' j r tr t» l tl• t tf t tr ' tf l ' t l l xTf xt» ' Jr ' t ! afc.sift, i i j», u.T3fc, aifc.Ts ;5- tfl ' r- : ' . ' -v» ■- ' :- Sg ' -f :rq Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Choir (4) Ring Committee (1); Stunt Committee (3, 2, 1) A.B. (3) ; Tennis (3). LUCIEN FRANCIS WELLS, JR. " Luke " Second Congressional ' ' District SLAUGHTERS Kentucky a OOK! once, Look! twice — This is T ' ' F iike, the sheik. ' jfe) At first, the sheik assumed the ISS I srill-water type — which always runs ■ ■I ' T iSI .li pn Later, when life became pleasant, he lost a little seriousness and was a real addition to the famous proletariat that ruled with an iron hand. As a member of that august body he made himself present at all clan meet- ings, which were for the purpose of righting wrong, punishing the aggressor and enjoying the odor of pomade and shoe polish. Does he look studious? It is an admitted fact that Luke studied less than his share. How- ever, he always kept well up in the class, especially in anything written in the English language. Notwithstanding the fact that Luke has been unlucky with the fair sex, he is still a stanch devotee. In the .Air Service " without " is a worthy am- bition. ] Lay Lucien obtain his wish and fly alone. H; Two hundred eujlity-one y »- i- -7tot ' ' tr ' Ar trxt i tr !Wr j A J ■ V l m I ■lfey| :Ufe. .fes ■-■U. i». JteK 1gTlS ■VK ' - i .i ' Jgg ' s ' gi g ss Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Corp. (3) Sgt. (2) ; Supply Sgt. (1) ; Beast Detail (1). EDWARD HIGGINS WHITE " Eddie " Tivelfth Congressional ' District FORT VAYNE Indiana F I had Aladdin ' s lamp for only EH today I ' d make a wish, etc. " So H quoted our winsome hero one fine Saturday afternoon, preparatorj ' to donning his F. D. Coat. Needless to say, Eddie ' s " blind drag " turned out just what the average kaydet expects on such occasions, but, strange to relate, Eddie was delighted ; his genii were faithful and had answered his call. He said it was to avoid temptation, but who doesn ' t remember a certain absence he ran on parade early in his plebe year? Funny, isn ' t it? No, white gloves aren ' t usually worn to in- spection in overcoats, never gi, ' m trousers with the F. D. and overshoes are to be worn when same are ordered, but our Eddie frequently for- When not occupied in rescuing his " tenths " from the clutches of various P ' s, straining in in- tramural sports or " doping " out when the next mail is collected, Eddie is occasionally found in Cullum, where that winning smile just plays havoc with the demoiselles. JESSE BERNARD WELLS " Doper " — " J. B. " Sixth Congressional District APACHE Oklahoma S for J. B., everyone knows and likes the " Doper. " Ever since he left the now famous town of Apache, Okla- homa, to become a kaydet, we have all admired his never-failing cheer- fulness and ready willingness to help whenever he can. Blue though the crowd may be, if J. B. ever gets down-hearted he never shows it, and he ' s always ready with some mirth-provoking story. And his trait of charming everyone is par- ticularly evident when one observes his way with the femmes — they don ' t seem to mind a bit. Though he has no miniature out, he is the one responsible, for he ' d rather roam a little before settling down. He has just the necessary dash and daring in his temperament — yes, you ' ve guessed it. He wants the aviation. He plays polo, too, which might be expected. Now after four years together, it ' s time to say good-bye; and we wish for our J. B. all the luck in the world. LS!fcm. ' SlS I3 . fe fc.43g ■ « ' «-- ■vg --BrlSs ' «:Taa Rifle Sharpshooter ; Pistol Marksman ; Chapel Choir (4) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Supply Sgt. (1) ; Beast Detail (1); Football (4); Baseball (4). T wo hundred eighty-tiuo , t, . v., ■ t, -J,vV.!, .V, .V,l..l »tW, V !.» l l. l V ! l. t. t. t, t, l Vv ' fr . . ' -■ ' 1 JOHN FRANKLIN WILLIAMS " Bill " Second ( oH cM ' owrt ' District PHIPPSBURG t!Maine ILL revealed that he is an Army child when he once indignantly, but inno- cently, said: " I ' m so — !x " x • (x) — mad I can ' t even swear. " He likes other things, too. He talks football harder than wrestling, though he is an Academy champion in the latter sport. The missing element in Bill ' s makeup was an interest in the opposite sex, but his adjutant, Sam Conley, fixed that as follows: Sam: " Shall I wire your femme to come? " Bill: " ' es, please. " Sam: " What shall I say? " Bill: " Anvthing. " Telegram: " COME AT ONCE. I NEED YOU. " And she came — pronto. It is typical of Bill that, knowing no music, he organized the plebe orchestra during Beast Bar- racks. Thus, though Bill may be lacking in accom- plishments of some kinds, his executive ability carries him through. And it always will. { 1 r?S«- ' i;V ar :; ; ; i»J : - ' g ' g Rifle Sharpsliooter (3); Hundredth Nislit Staff (3, 2, 1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Beast Detail (1); Track (2, 1); Asst. Mgr. (2); Mgr. (1); Monogram (1); Cross Country (2); Asst. Mgr. (2). Pistol Expert; Stunt Conimittee (1); Corp. (!); Sgt. (2) ; Lieut. (1) ; Beast Detail (1) ; Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2) ; Monogram in Wrestling; Light- weight Champion (2) ; Numerals (2) ; Indoor Meet (2). a JOHN J. WILLIAMS " Willie " — " J. J. " First Co ' i ressional District MOAB Utah 0ND so, without a word of warning, in walked J. J., fresh from the adju- tant ' s chair at Wentworth, and quietly assumed the back-breaking burdens of kaydetship. The wild and woolly West lost a bronco-busting, two-fisted he-man, but we gained all that and a Beau Brum- mel into the bargain, so we are content. A detailed account of John ' s rise at West Point would sound like a plagiarism from one of the Alger books, so we ' ll let it slide. Let it suffice to say that he has succeeded, and that m spite of the honors thrust upon him he has re- mained the quiet, unassuming man whom we all respected and liked in plebe days. Blessed with a keen sense of humor, enhanced by a pleas- ing personality, John has been one of the boys right from the beginning. All in all, John is a white man of the first water, a good pal and a true friend. More than this cannot be said of mere mortal. r«.CJ ' X |tiSrT? ■ ' £ my . !m ¥ Tiuo hundred eighty-three y■ V ' | tf tf ■ r f ir tr t tA ' tr j - V V lr i t f i if fjr i 1 } if Jr J ' V y ' ijf ' V ' lfvt ' V ' J ' ' lr lf xirvV ' j tfrTJr- lf ■ ' - ■ • Sgt. (1) m B OVID O. WILSON •O. O. " — " Zero " Sixth Cot ' ffressional ' District NORMANGEE ORN in the state of the messy mes- quite, where people are scarce as snowballs in Tophet, our Ovid Oscar, realizing he needed some- thing besides the companionship of the great open spaces, came to West Point and made his mark here, where his e ' er famous initials are inscribed on all the tenth sheets of the Academic Departments. Mere tenths, however, mean little to O. O. He is a charter member of the Keen Files and a whiz at the terpsichorean art, holding for three years first place on Walter Scamps All-Anier- ican Teacup Jugglers Squad, with no thought of relinquishing his position. His past, present and future life are bound up in the eccentricities of femininity. A further perusal of this volume will show our hero ' s smiling visage surmounting a regula- tion Drill X polo uniform. He is a fearless, hard-riding demon of the turf. Thus, taken all in all, you may well picture him the gallant, chivalrous Lochinvar of the Service. JAMES STEWART WILLIS " Luke " — " Zeke " — " Willie " Senatorial MACON Qcorgia CONSCIENTIOUS worker from the word " go, " Luke has gained the esteem and admiration of all of us in every job that he has ever undertaken. Give him something to do, a given time to do it in, and you can wager your last dollar that it will be done. Flirtation Walk and Cullum have seen little of this youth ' s presence, but certainly his bi- weekly pink letters tell us that he is merely stor- ing up his P. S. ' ing energy until he dons the bars and O. D. Luke ' s academic career has been a varied one. From " goat " to " engineer " at one jump would sum up his story of text-book experience. He is a combination walking dictionary, encyclopedia and information bureau, and is never stumped by a question. He has a great quantity of knowl- edge stored up and is always willing to impart it to others. From last reports, he had a leaning toward the Signal Corps, and we are betting that he will be a live wire in his chosen branch. Rifle M.-irksman ; Hundredth Night (2); Camp Illumination (1); Polo Squad (1). ' ,v .J. ,vy, .jv-.y. Jjv . 4 - - 1 V ' ( 4 " ( - T uio hundred eighty-four V ,. l V■ .■ v t ■i V t. i v W , V■t l- !M x lr t t, b« . V ;. t.- l ■t tr V V W V . ) » CLARK CORNELIUS WITMAN " Duke " — " Pope " Sightli Congressional TDistrict POTTSTOWN Pennsylvnnia 0LL hail, His Majesty, the Royal Pon- tiff. We never could understand why Clark Cornelius followed the kaydet gray, instead of the clergy. Nevertheless, we expect to see the Duke treading the papal halls in the distant future. When Clark first passed through the sallyport he was hailed as " The Arrow Collar Man. " His idea of pleasure is not P. S. ' ing, as one would suppose, but a pile of red comforters, a good book or a few sympathetic friends to assist him in griping. It was after trying his hand at law that the Duke decided upon the military profession. A taste of Doughboy, Field, Cavalry and Coast has caused him to choose the latter. We had, how- ever, no doubts as to this decision. His ability to carry on at any time, at any place, has gained Chalky great renown. For further information consult the Duke ' s memoirs on " Through a For- tune in One Day. " m Rifle Marksman; Cadet Cliapel (4, 3, 3, dredth Night (1) ; Corp. (3) ; Sgt. (1). Pistol Marksman; Ring Committee; Corp. (3); Class Cup Committee; Wedding Gift Committee. 3»SS KARL A. WOLTERSDORF " Wolty " Ninth Congressional ' District BIRMINGHAM Alabama AW! KAW! KA V! Exactly as that poor disconsolate bird, soaring listlessly amid the humid air on a sultry summer day, proclaims its H presence, so does this song-bird (?) impress others with his nearness. Nevertheless predominant characteristics will out, so that in a " Tommy Tucker " fashion he became the goat- corp in ' 21. Small wonder it is to us that Karl lives in mortal fear of " B ' s. " Sh! — Past acquaintances with inmates of Hdq. ; three pretty femmes — all illusions for him; last, but not least of these — a firm whose matchless gems bring untold hap- piness to O. A. O. ' s but sicken healthy Kaydet Store accounts. Can you doubt his popularity? Then listen — he even once received a shower of snowballs from the " plebes " of the fourth floor. In tastes, wit and repartee he is far above the average, as proved by his frequent trips under beds, tables and showers. Adios, Don Carlos. Tiio hundred eighty-five l ' l " ? ' fAV tnj ' " f l lf l lnIf l t ! ' ! l ' l xt; i lf !« ? Al l l if l» l it tr i i lrA!r i iA V jy tr j t AiAf l vtr iAt t ' lr j !r !f fj ij i f fj j yi ! f r 3r r lr ify i y y ' t ' ytr ' irtlf ■tf ' RiHe Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Minor Sport " A " (2) ; " A " (1). {m WILLIAM BELLEMERE WREN " Bill " — " Sweet William " Twelfth Congressioyml District MAHANOY CITY Pennsylvania OT so long ago a certain Mr. Baker, N. D., in singing of the beauties of the celestial spot, mentioned " the majestic Hudson flowing calmly through those everlasting hills to Figuratively speaking, such glowing Little N the sea. ' terms might well be used to describe Bill ' s " four-year sojourn in this haven of rest. He has been one of those mortals to whom graduation was never an unknown quantity. The trials and tribulations of the immortals have never been his except indirectly, when he aided and abetted his classmates in getting out of the slough of deficiency. " Little Bill " has thus drifted on, taking his pleasures where he found them, whether it be from the covers of the Red Book and " Cosmo, " or from real life in various and sundry nooks of Flirtation. His chief passions seem to be fast horses and beauti- ful women, and so he will choose the mounted service. Those who seek the great open spaces will find him a man riding among men. D WARFIELD R. WOOD " Woodie " Ninth Congressional ' District BIRMINGHAM -4labania EA! Battlefield! Wildly swinging his lacrosse stick, our dark-skinned beauty rushes about his business. Kill or get killed, what matters a broken head if only the visitors ' play is stopped ? And so he tackles all that pleases him, not minding the cost if his mis- sion ' s accomplished. Here we have the engi- neer. However, let his interest wane and he is valueless. Near foundation, he goes cheerfully about his business, not studying or seeming to care. Observe the goat. Some studies inspire him and some depress him, yet all girls fascinate him, fatally! Slowly he binds them with his verbal chains ; slowly, but surely. Once they are his, however, he lets them drop. Succeeding ' s the goal with him, not suc- cess. But since, in the Army, results are what count, L ' ncle Warfield should go far. The ability to lead men, coupled with a great capacity for work, should carry him well along. A good infantry- man will be lost when he chooses the Air. a Tv;o hundred eighty-six ■ ■ t S! - lf i jy tf tA j ■ t ' f tf tf l ' ' t if l ' lfxI »l; ! ! i ' xl ' ■ ■ ' ■ vV V ' i r-A- lf l fr ir lr lr fri(ir ' o GEORGE E. WROCKLOFF, JR. " Rouge " — " Red " j inth Con ' cssio uil ' District CLAREMONT California EZ, oyez, oyez ! You stand in the presence of the Prince of Good Humor, " Red " Wrockloff. When the rest of us less fitted mortals are exchanging grouches relative to our latest five-and-ten " Rouge " comes along with a new take-off on the T. D. that makes life again worth while. And surely, if all gall is divided into three parts, Rouge has cornered the largest of the three, for, not content with taking off Major Dawley in a color line, he actually borrowed the Major ' s sword for the perform- ance. As a breaker of hearts he has no peer. Count- less the fair damsels who have returned to Poughkeepsie weeping over his inconstancy — hence the Hudson River. Wrockloff is a man whose star is still on the rise. To a spirit of untiring energy and high honor West Point has added qualities of judg- ment, efficiency and devotion to duty that pre- dict for him a brilliant future. Health, happi- ness and the best wishes of your classmates, " Rouge! " r - - - -s - r ' -■? ' ' ' s iB wr ifg Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Camp Illu- mination (1); Color Line (1). aa»@ GEORGE EDMUND YOUNG " Ed " — " Slim " Second Congressional District MIAMI Florida UT Florida oranges are much bet- ter. " Yes, it ' s Ed at his old trick of boosting Florida. But the bounds of Florida are not the limits of his knowledge. He seems to have lived ) er the eastern coast. New York, Boston, Baltimore and Atlanta have all been called home. Oh, yes, Ed spent many months with the doughboys, being one of those unfortunates who never saw any more arduous service than " two on and four off " three times a week, guarding our shipping at Newport News. His versatility extends even to femmes. He P. S. ' ed three of them one week-end and got away with it. With horses he doesn ' t get along so well, as one acrobatic ride during which he climbed all over the horse ' s neck, or his report- ing to the medico with sore feet on the cavalry hike, will illustrate. Ed, even though he is boning the coast, is on the square. T wo hundred eighty-seven S - lf-4r r- xbTtr t ir tf ' 4r intr !f ' V lf t l t y ' riifA _ r_i|r JrjJtiltikitelufeife ' T 4 J 7« jp- P i 4r. jJv;5V jjKflJ , Tivo hundred ciffhty-eighi IT V .1, lr ! x ' Kt. t ' . b x ■ ■8 » ' t ' ! ' v ' -V t l l l V t ' ) ! 1 ' ! tf ? ' ' ' t ' t ' i« t } i ' ' Histories of the Classes 1924-1925 1926-1927 T o hundred eighty-ntne «■ . trd f » l t V ' ! tr t A , (r i; i ■ r b ! t; trAlr■ tr i First Ackerman, S. W. Berrv, R. W. Burger Cornog Adams, J. C. L. Bertsch Burgess, H. C. Coughlin Adams, L. W. Beiirket Burrill Count Alderman Bicher Busbev Cousland Allen, T.H. Bidwell Cameron Crandall, M.B. Anding Binford Carpenter, F. F. Craw Andrews, E. L. Bingham Cavenaugh, H. T. Crosby Andrews, R. C. Blanchard Cavwood Cullen Arias Blinn Chang Cummings Arnold Boatner Chazal Cureton Bailer, C. N. Bonnett Clark, F. T. Dabezies Bailev, K. R. Booth, C. L. Clark, L. M. Dahnke Baillie Booth, E. F. Claussen Daniel, C. D. Baker, R. A. Bragan Clavbrook Darling Barkes Brewer Clearv, M. H. Dasher Barksdale Brinson Clearv, W. J. Davidson, J. A. Barton, 0. M. Brookings Clvhurn Daw son, A. Baughman Brown, P. V. Coatcs Dav, F. M. Bender, W. H. Brunner, W. J. Conlev, S. G. Dean, R.L. Bennett, C. W. Buck Conrad, V. A. Decker Benz Bugher Coombs de la Rosa Berry, L. C. Bump Cooper, P. Des Islets, J. L. M Tnvo hundred ninety i;:; xtf t itf ' ! ' t ' t ' t !. ' t ' V»3.f ' ! ' !f tr tf !f !» m. m ' ; !S!7y3 f ? v: Class De«ev, L. R. Eyerly Glasgow, R. I. Healv Dickerson J.B. Finnegan Glenn Hennev Dillard Fisher, R. E. Goodman Henrv, C. E. Doane, G. H. Fisher, S. H. Graiing Herbine Dombrow kv Fletcher, L. S. Graves, R. Hewins Dudley, W ' .K. Foote, A. G. Graves, R. D. Hill, D. C. Duerr Forbes Greene, I. B. Hill, J. G. Dugan Ford, G. A. Greig Hincke Duval Forman Griffin Hirz Over Foster, A. P. Griffith, L. E. Hitchings Eareckson France Grimm Hoeper Eaton Friedersdorff Hadsell Holmes, T. J. Eddleman Frierson Haile Hopewell Ellingcr, D. J. Furuholmcn Mains Hosea Elliott, G. E. Gamble Hames Howarth Ellsworth Gard Harper, R.W. Howell, J. F. Elmore Garges Harper, W. Hullev Ehvard Gibbs Harrison, E. H. Hundlev, D. H. Ely Gibson, R. V. Hart, C. E. Hutchinson, C. B. Ent, U. G. Gilford Hass, M. Ingalls Erskine Gillespie, W. D. Hastings Itschner Evans, V. Gillette Hawkins, J. R. Ives £ ft e - % f ? ilGI m f f f iff- JSi |T « A H A1 r if irt fcT E! - STP r- HfcrVl l fc yy|l4w g| rW w l l Mj (tP ' P aKi H HEtJJIiE sK i .k ' X mm nm M TiLo Inindred ninely-one --«. v -ii ' i i( if r i tr r-iri ' U i t i -ifi - ij-Sj ij ' ' ir ' iMt ' ' -i: ' , ,t,, ' , ,t, ,t, , ' . ,f. t itnf xf t ' ' ' vi ' I ' lif ! ! ' vf ' i vl ' ' t» •! 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Theis :; Kirkpatrick, F. S. Mesick Roberts, T. D. Thomas, R. G. Kirkpatrick, L. S. Millener Robins, E. A. Thompson, F. J. Koch, R. A. Miller, A. D. Robins, R. R. Thompson, F. S. Koszeuski Miller, R. L. Robinson, C. F. Thompson, J. S. - Kraft Miller, V. R. Rodieck Thompson, R. H. «- Krauthoff Mitchell, F. A. Rogers Towers c Kreidel Mitchell, R. T. Rothgeb Trac ' , M. W. Kuniholm Moon Rovce Travwick Ladue Moore, C. E. Rule Trew ? Lamberton Moore, D. M. Ryan, T. C. Triplet :, Landon Moore, J. E. Rynearson Trudeau f Lanham ' Moore, J. G. Salmon Tucker J Lawes Moores, Z. W. Samouce Turner, H. M. c- Lavvter Morris, J. A. Lazarus Moses, R. L. Sather Schaefer, H. T. Van Wav Van Wyk J Lee, E. 0. Mulligan, D. J. Schaefer, W. H. Vaughn Vichules s- Lee, R. V. Murphy, H. A. Schmidt, G. 5- Lenzner Murtaugh Scott, E. L. Vogel Wallace, E. C. Wallington, M. G. Watson, J. A. Weinaug Weir Wells, B. H. Wells, J. B. Wells, L. F. White, E. H. Williams, J. F. Williams, J.J. Willis, J. S. Wilson, O. O. 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J, 4V 4 » V t » » !,• -tV ' ■C V Ttvo hundred ninety-t ' uio b y tr t ■A f l t ' i r- - !rxV tr $Mt l V v l tl ' ! l J ' lf t ,x! vl vVx ' V lr t , r V , ,yt, Vyt xj ■ t First Class History History of the Class of 1924 Bv DILLARD ■ v:: CAMP DIX SPECIAL " Events, " quoth the prophet, " are the springs from " hich flow the waters of life. " And " History, " saith Webster, " is the narration of events. " Hence, in this brief chronicle, we can only hope to record the chief events, the high-water marks which, perhaps, have left their imprint on the annals of West Point, and which, certainly, have become ineffaceably traced on the life of each of us. Perhaps it will be at some fireside corner; maybe iii the cloisters of a congenial club. It may chance in Washington or in Pekin, in Paris or at Leavenworth. But, irrespective of locality and regardless of condi- tions, the time will come when, bald and bespectacled, we will hearken back to the years when we were ka dets and, hearkening ourselves, vill be wont to tell others. And so, with a smile, no doubt, a pipe, of course, a tinkling glass, perhaps, you or I will settle down, a rotund colonel in an old morris chair, and tell the boys about it. " Pass over the tobacco there, will you Bill ? " " Thanks. " " Well, we ' ll talk about West Point, if that ' s what you want. " " Right from the beginning, eh? " " All right, but I warn you it ' ll sound more like extracts from ' Car- negie ' s Pocket Companion ' or ' Hudson ' s Manual ' than any choice elicitations from ' Snappy Stories ' ; but any- how, here it goes: PLEBES " We first cliinbed that long, long hill on the first day of luh ' in the ear of our l.nrd nineteen hundretl anil tERRY CHKIST rAS! twenty. Even now, looking back, we can sense again that first feeling of doubt, commingled with uncertainty, as we first entered the grim gray buildings and as we first read the illuminating placards posted in the ante- chamber of the hospital. Soon, however, fears and doubts were dispelled, allayed, as it were, by the anti- dote of endeavo r. Meaning, simply, Bill, that we just didn ' t have time to worry. Well, they instilled the mysteries of the military into us, constantly and un- interruptedly throughout the summer; the training period finally ending with the Plebe Hike. Our re- turn to barracks was closely followed by that of ihe upper classes. They immediately and unitedly com- menced a concentrated movement for the permanent renovation of our sundry anatomies The ingress of upper classmen coincided almost immediately with the marshaling of the hosts of P. Echols, P. Holt, P. Willccx, et al., and with the consequent assault on our bewildered mentalities. We soon plunged into the cold and turbulent waters of academic duty and the engi- neers came up, spouting and fighting for tenths; and others came up fighting but not for tenths and the rest Sc j ' ' THE COM ' S DEPARTURE of us, Bill, old man, just never came up at all. We stayed down there four years, too proud to speak ; sunk, as it were, in the quagmire of unregenerated units. " The Navy beat us that year, 7 to 0, down at New- York. It was raining, of course, and French couldn ' t get loose — you see, he ' d slip — and so they won. We ' re not offering any excuse. Believe me, that hill coming back was hell. You don ' t know what it ' s like ' til you ' ve come back from a Navy victory. " Well, the year rolled on, and we watched the upper classmen go away on Christmas leave, and we heard all kinds of rumors about our going too, but, of course, they went blooey, like the proverbial bubbles vhich somebody was always blowing. On February 19th the Corps gave its annual show. ' Out of the Yeast, ' it was called, and meant for us that there were just 100 days until June. Eventually those days slipped by. In the meantime we lost a basket ball game down at . ' VnnapoHs, by 46 to 29, and then, in the spring the baseball team came through and beat the Mids 8 to 7. That was some game. Bill. We ' ll never forget it; and that night the mule was paraded in the mess hall and everybody, Plebes included, raised cain. Well, some two weeks after that came graduation and for us: RECOGNITION. YEARLINGS " They rushed us down to Dix, and we worked on the range and had other drills, and there was a lot of heat Tiuo hundred ninety-tlirce l- " ' xtr l lr 4r i r !j t ' ytn! - ilfif ■!. I " I t il xl ' itjvlf t Atf " ! ' liA r i tA j, jf Jr V JAff lf jAif Vv lf ' !r Vx ii jf j ?t , ' r« liACK TO BARRACKS and sand, a few mosquitoes and quite a bit of damp weather. But then, too, we had w eek-end leaves ; the Com organized a couple of G. M. C. parties, the food was first rate, and so, all in all, it wasn ' t so bad. " The Autumn passed, as it will do every year, and the Navy repeated with a 7 to score. Christmas leave came and went, and also the Hundredth Night Show, ' Ho, Ho, Jose ' ; and the Navy basketball game, which we corralled 25 to 21. Then, in the Spring the baseball team went down to Annapolis, met a psychological landslide, and finally lost 8 to 6. But furlough was coming, so we cheered up and finally on June 12th it came, an actual vacation, a real leave, an opportunity to commit to flamboyant perdition all such impedimeiita as text-books, rifles, B Plates, F.D. hats and all the other futile accessories which go to make up the stresses and strains of our militant existence. To repeat, it came at last, the ' ne plus ultra ' of all incorporeal pos- sessions: FURLOUGH. " I won ' t say anything about furlough now. Bill. You see, you wouldn ' t believe me if I were to tell you all the stuff we did and you wouldn ' t appreciate it either, so what ' s the use? By the way, thou!:};li, we did have quite a party right at the beginning. It was at the Astor and, of course, there was food, all kinds, and speeches, and femmes and dancing and all the rest. It just started furlough off with a bang, after which it kept right on rolling, gathering momentum on the way. Then on the 27th of August we climbed that long, long hill once more to become: SECOND CLASSMEN " Somebody said that a Second Classman at West Point represented the quintessence of hopelessness. You see, a Plebe pipes Recognition ; a Yearling, Furlough ; a First Classman, Graduation; but a Second Classman hasn ' t a thing — no beacon of hope to lighten the unend- ing passage of the days. " But as events transpired it wasn ' t so bad, after all. A goodly sprinkling of Phil and Chcm lectures before all big games — a victory over the Navy down at Philadelphia, 17 to 1-1 — which, by the way, flattened out the old hill coming back and gave us our much- sought revenge — and then Xmas leave either a la Astor or chez nous a la Podunk. The Winter saw another triumph over the Nav_v, this time in basket ball, and ' If Dreams Came True, ' by the Hundredth Night Cast, both of w hich events tickled everybody concerned. Then the fencing team went down to New York and smeared themselves all over with glory, taking the measure, not only of the Navy, but also of Harvard and Yale. Finally, to bring the year to a fitting climax, we put the skids under the Midshipmen again in both baseball and track, and the stage was all set for June Week. As in previous years, from June 3d until June 12th we did our stuff. All the trick exhibitions, drills, parades and setting-up exercises which are included in the ex- tensive category of the tactical department and which are within the comprehensive sphere of Col. Koehler ' s repertoire, were renovated and cast upon an expectant public — via the Corps. On June 12th, however, another class graduated and we were at last: FIRST CLASSMEN " I guess. Bill, you could divide a First Class year into just about five main epochs, to wit: The wander- ing stage; the rest of the summer; the pre-Xmas or ring stage; the anti-Xmas or uniform period and enfin; the culmination of the c ' cle of achievement, the ' sine qua non ' of endeavor, nainelv. First Class Front and SOME OF IHAT HEAT AM) .sAM) Center, with the ' Dashing White Sergeant ' and ' Auld Lang Syne ' as overtures to the grand finale. " Certain it is that upon retrospection, when the roseate hue of reminiscence replaces the garish glare of actuality, when the irksome necessity for diurnal board fights is cast forever into the limbo of oblivion, and when the fierce and bitter struggle for the ever-elusive tenth is finished forever, yea, and anon, then can we glance back, as we ' re doing now, and see in reality what lingering thread is woven into the fantastic loom of memory. And we find. Bill, that it is not so much the easy things, the sloping inclines on the path to knowledge, but rather the harsher knocks, and the steeper and rockier acclivities, which memory cherishes most. The T vo Months slug somehow seems more worth while than the long dcadbeat; the stiff Math exam holds more for us now than the easier writs; the twent ' cons, which worried us at the time, now hold forth in the sanctuary of remembered things, whereas the spotless dis record is forgotten. Verily, the Monday Mornings of our life seem better on reflec- tion than the Saturday Evenings. It is the Paradox of Time. " But, as we were saying, Bill, our last year at West Point was really a matter of five or so separate phases. Our wanderings took us in characteristic style (eight hours via Good Ship Mine Planter Absalom Baird) to Fishers Island and Mitchel Field. However, know- T :Ln hunitretl ninely-fow y■ ■ , l■v V l r » l V ; ' t t ' . t. ' V ' ' t ' V r l)»? l ' ' t lJ t xV ' t ' A« t r»ir l l tr tr tr rv ■ t t ■ V V V Vxt vI v t fr VvV V ' W WVNV i Vv fc jo j ing that you abhor the technical phases of existence and not having an aviation complex myself, nor yet being addicted to the thrill of Coast Artillery, we ' ll pass over the initial chapter of this particular ' petit journal, ' and also merely glance at the second, in which we became embryonic Napoleons, with the Torne and Popolopen Creek substituted for Austerlitz and the seething Danube. ■Soon, though, Bill, we were back at the old grind- stone, in barracks. They turned out a brief course in so-called Military Art, which acted as a kind of ' hors d ' oeuvre ' for the real ' piece de resistance, ' which was Civil Engineering a la Feiberger. However, everyone knew by then his own capabilities and, abetted by our infallibie Pocket Companions, we were able to attack the various I Beams and Plate Girders with a minimum of worry. " The annual pilgrimage to Yale, including the usual + A. M. reveille, the Kolynos tooth paste and the itinerary Bowlwards, was accomplished without mis- hap, except, perhaps, for a jarring of the morale, due to a decidedly disastrous second half. " New style caps were issued immediately previous to the Navy game, so that at New York we were blossoming forth with the first innovation in apparel since 1903. And, by the way, the new caps came into immediate and welcome use, for the long visor and the sloping top protected the backs of our decidedly sensitive necks and the tips of our somewhat sentient noses from the onslaught of foul weather and the humid drops of a rainy day. Yes, Bill, ou ' ve guessed SOME FUN it. Old Jupiter Pluvius batted a 1,000. The rain stopped about 4 in the afternoon, but the field was then, even as a slough of mud, and though we thought we had the ga7ne a couple of times, neither team could get loose, and 0-to-O was the final score. I ' ll tell you, though. Bill, it ' s a hell of a sensation to watch the team block two of the enemy ' s punts, each inside their five-yard line, and then wait for the mob to get dis- entangled and find out that one of their men had recovered each time. " About a week after the game we got our rings, which made ns feel all right, inasmuch as they were more or less indicative of the fact that graduation was at least on the road. Writs assailed us en masse, all through the first three weeks of December, after which we deployed individually for Christmas leave The Astoria! contingent waxed merry as of yore. According to all post-Xmas anecdotes, the house detective was con- verted into a veritable ray of scintillating sunshine and every Forty-second cop was rendered as meek and harmless as a proverbial Pollyanna. " We concentrated on the purchase of equipment and the discussion of branches, after Christmas, with occa- sional time being taken out for Academic work and mass command. " Ye Gods, Bill, it ' s after midnight. I ' ll have to pass over the rest rapidly. " No, no more tonight, thanks. THE PUP TENTS " Anyway, to continue, the Hundredth Night Show and the Navy basket ball game were each produced and they served admirably to break the monotony of our winter quarters, casting forth as they did, into the irksome exterior of the slow passing of the days, an iridescent gleam of anticipation and excitement. I re- member. Bill, that the tennis, track and baseball teams journeyed down to Annapolis, our last year, so we didn ' t get to see them in action against the Mids. However, we were accorded a rare sight and fight when their lacrosse team came up to do battle with our own wielders of the gory stick. " Finally, after struggling through our last writs, came: JUNE WEEK. And with June Week came the usual multiplicity of drills, parades, dances, femmes and families. All of which, coupled with feverish packing and hectic planning, made our last week at West Point a matter of much flurry and constant bustle. Then ' after the storm, calm, and the serenity of silence. ' We knew when finally we were assembled, a line of grey for the last time and the rest of the Corps passed by, that for us it was truly — a moment of calm. The soul of each of us was silent, as silent as the spreading of the dew at dawn. For we were leaving and few would ever return. And then it was over. Bill, and we were out; everybody was laughing and happv and hurrving to get away. " The CLASS OF ' 24 had stepped out of the ring. The final inscription was recorded, and the volume was closed. And now it is but a dog-eared relic reposing on the dusty shelf of the past. But from time to time we seek the well-worn volume, to blow from it the accumu- lated dust of time, and open it to gather therefrom the strands of our Kaydet life, to blend them together with the threads of the past and to weave them wistfully in the silent shuttle of our mind. " By the way. Bill, have you a light? I say. Bill, old man, wake up, the story ' s over, everything ' s finished, we ' ve graduated — all ' s right with the world. " j ' ce»as« iJS r3ijr Tvi ' n hundred ninrly-f.vi [r r l lA tr ' l ' ? ' l ' fAl» t lr ' t jr lr j tf i ' jr t Tf »? vV - loJ First Class Trip ON June 13, 1923, the good ship Absalom Baiid, U. S. Mine Planter, carried the first half of the First Class up to Fort Wright, one of the units in the Coast Defense System of New York City. The Baird, although not a palatial liner, was large enough for two hundred cadets and their baggage, and in addition a number of lunches, the latter being distributed at noon. After a few hours New York Harbor was sighted, and all hands crowded to the rail to view the skyline of the metropolis, and figure the days until the first leave. Our ship soon rounded the island and started up the Sound — a long, quiet voyage, broken only by the sight of a lighthouse or tug. The afternoon shadows fell, and still no sign of our goal — predictions from members of the crew said that we still had several hours, when at last a light appeared and, lo and behold, we were at Fort Wright. A short march brought us to the barracks, where we were assigned to quarters, and then after throwing packs on the floor a stampede started for the mess hall. The Coast Artillery served a real meal that night, and each succeeding meal was even better, much to the satisfaction of all concerned. The next morning found sections organized and drills scheduled — so the work started with- out delay The cadets found themselves doing the work of the enlisted men in learning the intricacies of the sea coast defenses. Gun crews were or- ganized, from gun pointer down to the rammer detail, and work in the pits started without delay. The plotting rooms were opened, and full crews organized. Soon the bells were ring- ing on 30 second intervals, and the battle was on. The first several days were spent in pre- liminary work, loading with dummy projectiles and dummy powder, while the observers watched passing ships through their instruments. Finally, on one auspicious day, firing started. The mine planter towed the target along the front of the batteries, and each in turn Hred upon it. The pieces fired were the 12-inch rifle, 6-inch rifle and the 12-inch mortar. Everything was handled in true coast artillery fashion, and the mishaps were few, indeed. One young gentleman left the breech block open on a mortar, and when Tixo hundred ninety-six V■ ■jf tr l y l» t rii Mrv» tA l jrJ ly l y b ! t t b t if to Fishers Island it was elevated to tire the projectile tell out with a loud crash, but otherwise e erything went along without an accident. After the firing, the activity centered on th " mine defenses. The mine casemate was the sub- ject of a lecture, and the use of mines in the defense was explained with the aid of red lights and bells on the switch boards. To assist tiie work of the mines, and also to aid in plotting the location of ships in foggy weather, an intri- cate system of sub-aqueous sound ranging has been devised. This involved and very mathe- matical system was the subject of several talks and, in addition, was explained by the experts in charge at Fishers Island. Still another phase of the coast artillery was brought out by Major Kemble, when he ex- plained at great length the anti-air craft ar- tillery. This is a new function of the C.A.C. and is rapidly being developed. All of this practical work brought out more about the Coast Artil- lery than we would have learned in a year of text book work on the subject, and, needless to say, many were the converts to the seashore branch. Major Hines, assisted by IMajors Nichols, Kemble, Crawford, Anderson and Captain O ' Hare, planned this schedule, and it proved to be most interesting, and in addition presented the men with a complete idea of the scope and workings of the Coast Artillery. The drills were over at noon of each day, and the afternoons found the future officers enjoying the many social facilities of the Island. Hops were arranged by Colonel Abernathy which proved ideal, due to the hospitality of the citizens of the neighboring countryside. Picnics, golf, fishing and swimming had their own exponents, and after a hard year at the Academy full ad- vantage was taken of all opportunities. Major Hines generously permitted week-end leaves from the post, so that many of the chronic travelers wandered over to New London and down to the Astor. It was with regret that we once more em- barked in the mine planter bound for Mitchel Field, for the week had been full of happy events, coupled with interesting drills, and the men were unanimous in declaring that the Coast was the best ever. te !i !r.■Ar l tf t tr t V ' 1| !r l I l l ' l If ir If ' Jrvt l lf V ll ' lr lr ir lAfr trtt 13 vtr !f t ■ i First-Class SHORTLY after Graduation, in fact at 3:00 a. m. the next morning, the newly made First Class left West Point on a sight-seeing trip, which included Mitchel Field as one of the stopping points. The class was divided into half, the last six companies going to the flying field for the first week of the two weeks ' vacation. A de- tailed account of the trip is impossible, but a few of the important incidents will be noted for the benefit of those to come, and to bring back happy memories to those who have made the excursion. The gentlemen going to Mitchel Field were transported thither aboard the palatial govern- ment yacht, Ord, otherwise known as a mine planter. The morning passed quickly, games of various kinds filling the time, although many of the musically inclined favored the crowd with their talents. Upon arriving at Fort Totten the journey by water ended, and many motor trucks from the field transported the cadets onward to their goal. General Drumm had arranged a demonstration of anti-aircraft artilleiy for the visitors, so several hours were spent at the Fort inspecting the guns and the results of their work. Later on the trucks were once more called into action, and the caravan wandered further, arriv- ing at last at Mitchel Field, where quarters were assigned for the night. Major Weaver, in a short talk, explained the purpose of the visit and extended the hospitality of the post to the enthu- siastic visitors. A varied program had been arranged, which included a study of radio, maintenance, machine gunnery, air photography, map making, trap shooting, and, last bu t not least, a flight every day for every man. The men were divided into sections, a la West Point, and entered into the work with much enthusiasm, because it certainly was interesting. The daily work ended at noon, and the afternoons were devoted to trips to the big city, and also trips to the beach via motor truck. Several hops were arranged by the officers on the post, and every cadet was on hand to par- ticipate in the social activity. The schedule in detail included among others some of the following items: A little actual ex- perience working on the planes with waste and kerosene. This was rather novel for those who thought that all was glitter and tinsel in the field of aviation, but as wipers-up the men performed ■ iA = ' v Tv:o hundred ninety-eight lr tr ) » t t t tA r% tr t iy l tr l b ■» ■ ' t t 8rlj Trip to Mineola their work in shipshape fashion. 1 hen, too, came the orienting of the compasses of the huge Martin bombers. This required a large crew of men to lift the tail by degrees around a circle, a most tiresome and back-breaking job, which fur- thered the idea that a!! is not gold that glistens. The short hike to the line on a cool morning for the daily spin more than made up for the work of the day before, and great were the praises for the pilot who surreptitiously executed a loop or a tail spin for the embryo airmen. The rules were strict concerning stunts, but the pilots were kind, remembering no doubt their early days, and many were the cadets who saw the earth through the top of the plane. Another novel experience for men who had handled so many different kinds of weapons vas the trap shooting. A generous supply of ammu- nition, kindly donated by the officers of the post, provided the cadets with the wherewithal to demolish several barrels of clay pigeons. A genial instructor, name unknown, made the work pleas- ant with reminiscences of the cadet days at the flying school. Trap shooting is an essential part of the training of the airman, for shooting at the elusive clay bird closely resembles the actual shooting at an enemy plane in the air. Still another feature of the life at Mineola was the fine mess. A plebeian subject, no doubt, but one of vital interest to all of us. The food was excellent, coupled with music by the post orches- tra, and due to the general satisfaction in this respect the sand and dust dwindled into ob- scurity. During the period of the cadet instruction at Mitchel Field over two thousand flights were made without a single accident of any kind, a record of which the Air Service is justly proud. The post was at its best during our visit, and everything was done to make the visit happy and at the same time instructive. The reaction within the First Class was immediate, for converts to the Air Service were made by the hundreds, and General Mitchel need not worry about lack of applicants to his branch when graduation rolls around. As we look back upon it all, it was a most happy week, with a whole summer ' s fun crowded in — a pleasant memory for the First Class, and a rare bit of anticipation for the coming classes. " TT-, Tiuo hundred ninely-tiinr ■iV t - V t - lr t l stf tr i lr Lr ' 4ritr ty tnt lt %V tf |i • r tf ryi ijf vtf vfr j tr ir fr WALTER EDWARD FRENCH " Fritz " MOORESTOWN l nv Jersey FRENCH, after spending several years at Rutgers, entered the Military Academy along with the rest of us, one summer day in 1920. Having already made a great reputa- tion in athletics, he lost no time in demonstrating that his ability was second to none. He excelled in football. Playing fullback, he had opportunities for open field running, thrilling the crowds time after time with long and spec- tacular runs. In the 1920 Notre Dame game he ran 60 yards through their entire team for a touchdown. Basketball came next, and Fritz, as the Corps knew him, soon earned a place as a regular, where his speed made him valuable to the Army attack. Army baseball and French — two inseparable terms. He played in the outfield and his power- ful hitting and fast fielding made him one of the strongest men on the nine. For two years he was the leading hitter and base runner. The involved arrangement of English prose and poetry proved his undoing, and he departed in September, 1922. His departure was a great loss to the Corps. During his two years here he made many lasting friendships, for his good sportsmanship and genial good nature were irresistible. He wears the Class miniature ring as an honorary member; in spirit he will always be one of us. May success crown his efforts in civilian life — the Class knows that he will succeed. First Class LOWELL MATNEY LIMPUS " Wampus Kat " McAllister Oklahoma LIMPL ' S came to the Academy unheralded and unsung, but it was not long until his ability brought him into prominence. As a humorist he ranked first, and everyone crowded around to hear his speeches on the lighter sub- jects. The English Department also recognized his ability by having him march the first section for the two years he was here. His friends included everyone in the Corps — with the Class he was a favorite. When the time came to elect a Howitzer Board it was an ac- knowledged fact that Limpus would be one of the members. Small enough an honor to give to a man of the worth and capability of our gentle- man from Oklahoma. Although a master of English, he was not so successful in mathematics. He weathered the stonn three times, but the fourth was too much. Granville ' s Integral Calculus " found " him, and his militar} ' career ended in July, 1922. The Class and the Corps suffered a distinct loss with the departure of Limpus. His capable personality had made hosts of friends, and to keep him with us always as an honorary member he wears the miniature Class ring. The sincere good wishes of the Class go out to Limpus — may his success be great and his achieve- ments many. mpTm«i - j m ' S T? ' k Three hundred K l, t - ! A■l.tV ,» V !. W■ V r ' ■»t, t, , .i,v ,v,,.t,,l,vt, x , !. V !, i t■ V, . V t Casualties Aldrich, L. S. Allen, R. E. Allen, R. E., 2d Appleby, L. L. Raggett, B. Q. Bailey, D. J. Bailey, J. W. Baker, R. E. Barclay, B. W. Beane, G. R. Reasley, A. E. Bell, W. G. Belousek, F. A. Bender Bennett, E. H. BeriUa, J. P. Blackford Bleakney, W. R. F. Bliss, A. Bigelovv, W. H. Brackett, W. D. Bradford, D. E. Britton, T. J. Brown, W.H. Bruggemeir Burbank, W. L. Carlson, V. S. Carroll, M. R. Chamberlain, E. J. Clement, J. A. Cochrane, D. Coleman, A. F. Collett, F. A. Collins, C. S. Constantine 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. Davis, J. W. Dauson, M. M. DeArmond, G. T. DePew, J. L. Donnellan, W. K. Doyle, E.J. Dunn, F. E. Ebersole, E. A. Ehle, G. H. EUedge, W. C. Emerson, E. L. Faulconer Finlay, R. C. S. Fish, F. L. Fobes, L. M. Frazier, R. S. Gill, H. N. Gleason, W. T. Gomez, M. Griswold, C. R. Guinn, P. A. Halligan Hancock, A. K. Handlan, J. W. Hankins, M.T. Hauck, W.O. Hayward, E. J. Hill, W. J. Hoobing, V. J. Hughes, H. R. Hutchinson, L. H. Jackson, J. L. James, P. C. Johnson, F. J. Johnson, H. W. Johnson, P. T. Ketchum, H. W. King, H. C. King, H. M. King, L. W. Kirkpatrick, G. Kleeberger, G. S. Kost Kuhn, C. J. Kurtz Lawson, R. l. Lawrence, A. F. Leuder, K. F. Lewis, O. D. 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, M. E. Nelson, P. B. Newcomb, J. S. Noble, M. C. O ' Brien, J. W. Ogle, O. Ogden, H. R. O ' Rear, J. M. Orth, L. L. Palmer, H.L. Perkins, R. E. Pettit, F. A. Polhemus, H. P. Pratt, J. G. Ransey, J. B. Reeder, R. P. Reeves, E. J. Reeves, H. M. Renfro, C. D. Richards, L. S. Rowe Runkle, E. H. Schrader, T. F. Scovel, C. W. Seibert, F. E. Sewall, A. R. Shenck Simmons, L. G. Sites Smith, J. M. Smith, L A. H. Smith, R. E. Smith, R. F. Snoble, C. Stearley, W. C. Steer, W. F. Stone, L. R. Stuart, J. R. Swift, W. J. Taylor, H.D. Thompson, J. E. Thornton, A. R. Tibbetts, R. E. Tilbury, J. A. Tischbein, C. F. I ' nderwood, B. ] L N anHorn, O. F. Warner, C. H. Waters, H. S. Weitfle, P. L. Wellington, R. H. Wertz, A. G. West, G. W. Wheate, L. S. Wheeler, A. Wiggins, A. E. Wild, E. E. H. Wiles, T. H. Wiley, H.R.A. Wilken, J. C. Williams, C. F. Wilson, E. A. Wilson, S. A. Wilson, V.H. Woodworth, J. H. Died in performance of duty. gSfim ! 4f S i s wm mm ' m: Three hundred one ' Y •■ ' . Ar6 f V ' ?r ' tr t r V tr ■ t ' I lr l l l t V? u COMMENCEMENT EVE Tke Foundling to the Graduate zyf — From the halls of a hundred cities, From the plains and the mountainsides, Our hearts turn back to the Highlands; Grim walls by the Hudson ' s tides, And we join in the joyous chorus, We yield you our pride and praise; In spirit we stand beside you Tomorrow, your Day of Days. For you the battle is ended. You have won in the gruelling fight; We share your joy, our comrades. As you kneel by your arms tonight. Tomorrow your triumph is blazoned. Gold spurs and a bright, blue blade; Tomorrow you mount the throne-steps. Tomorrow, the accolade. But tonight, we beg you remember The days when our ranks were filled. When we marched by your side to the battle, Or ever our hopes were stilled; When we shared your joys and sorrows And tested your friendship true; The days, when we who are fallen Were Sons of the Eagle, too. Tomorrow — forget we existed, Press on to your higher goals. But tonight we beg for an instant To meet you as fellow souls. " Grip hands with us " here at parting, Ere tomorrow your victory ' s hailed. But tonight — accept the tribute Of your comrades, who tried and failed. — L. M. Limpus Ex ' 24 Inindr.d l- ,i t i ■df l tf tr» tr A -»t ' tr l V l t " l ■ ' mm j if iiir tf ' • ' r if ■ ir Sr -fy f . I B iaafe ' iaais yssgya . Bykr g i ii i ' f 4- •XC ' 3 : £» ?iSl5!2 aSK ' 5« J ' . V ' --vA ■ ■ t ' ( t 1t t t ' lr tr t tA ' t ' ' t ' l ' Uf ! l; t l vt ' » fr ' tr-!r -!9iit9Ciilil9Si0q Second Airan Akennan, A. T. Ashburn Bahcock, C. S. Bailev, D. J. Baldwin, T. A. Barbour, T. E. P. Barlow Barndt Barnes, E. W. Barnctt Barth Barton, R. M. Bartz Beane Beattv, J. H. Bell, A. T. Bennett, J. H. Bennett, W. G. Berilla Bigelow Bird Black, C. A. Black, J. W. Bliss, A. Bolduc Boll Boudreau Bowers Bowman Brabson Brackett Bradford Bradley Bratton Brosnan Browne, R. A. Bruner, G. F. Brvan, J. V. Bryte Burback Burbank Burns, R. E. Burton Cabell, C. P. Caldwell, C. H. Canham Cannon Carne Cavelli Cavenaugh, A. A. Chamberlain, J. L. Champlain Channon Chism Clark, R. T. Clarke, B. C. Clay Cleaves Cleland Clinton Cole Conder Course V Crandall, H. VV. Crombez Crosland Cusack Damas Daniel, J. Dansby Daughertv Davis, J. ' W. Dawson, M. DeArmond Deery de Gravelines Denniston, J. C. A. M. Denson DePew Deutermann Devereaux DeWees Dickson Dobak Dowling, A. R. Doyle, E. J. Dudley, G. W. Dulligan Dunaway Dunford Dunn, F. E. Dunn, T. L. Dutton Ellinger, H. O. Emerson Esposito Evans, I. K. Farwick Finn Fisher, J. S. Fowlkes Fraser Freund G. E. Fuller, W. Fuqua Gaddis Galloway, Gamber Garbisch Gardner, R. A Garver, R. T. Geraghty Giddens Gill more, W. N. Gose Gould Grayeb Greensweight Griffith, W. B. Grubbs Gullette Hale Hall, J. A. Hankins Harper, H. J. Harrold, T. L. Harvev Haskell, J. H. F. Havnes T ' fn :; ?iB s:S2 F »D fP ' v-; .-. - ;. . ;;«:;. -; Three Jiundred four b tr j r f t !f tr t tr- ■ •Al lr ' l x ' t t t tr ? ' Class Heacock Lewis, J. L. Mulligan, T. L. Roberts, L. A. Strange Henn Lincoln Mvers, C. M. Robertson Strickland Hierholzer Linkswiler Neprud Robinson, N. J. Summerlin Hodge Liwski Newman, A. S. Ruppert Suttles Holcomb, C . V. Long, W. E. Nicholas Saltzman Tibbetts Holland, J. F. Lord, W. A. Noble Sampson Tischbcin Holmes, E. V. Lvnch, G. P. Noves, E. T. Schenck Toms Honnold McComas Nutter Scherer Torbett Hopkins McCormick, J. H. Nve Scovel Treacv, K. W. Horn McGinness Ordwav Sears, R. R. Tullev, D. H. Horner McLaughlin, E. D. Oxrieder Seleen Underwood Howze McLaughlin, W. F. Peploe Senior Van Brunt Huvssoon McMahan, J. 0. Peterson, A. S. Sewall Weitfle Johnson, E. L. McManus, G. H. Pettit Shaw, R. M. West, G. W. Kearns Mack Pheris Skalandzunos Weston Kellev, G. W. Maier Plaister Smith, C. H. Westphalinger Kengla Margeson Pkimmer, V. G. Smith, J. M. Whitted Ketchum Martin, E. G. Pogue Smith, N. H. ' ilev, H. F. Kidwell, J. P. Mason Powell, J. F. Smith, T. E. Willems Kirkpatrick G. Matteson, M. H. Purdue Smith, W. C. Willing Kost Mever, C. V. Quekemever Smvth, T. E. Wilson. E. H. Kiihre Miller, H. G. Randall Soule Withers Lamb Mitchell, D. E. Reeder Spillinger Wood, W. H. Lansing Moore, W. T. Renfro Steele, C. E. ' oods, L. B. Larter Morford Riggins, L. A. Steer Woodworth, J. H Le Favour Mosteller Ritchie Stephenson Wright, W. L. T a ki T in;- hundreA fivi S- ' ff ■ ' tf- ' dA ' t ' ■ W t V t, t l v 1- l. l ' W t, rJ t vt ir t l l ' r t t; o.V S lo r i V tr.l W Second Class History History of the Class of 1925 By NICHOLAS SUMMER JOYS A TRAGEDY DRAMATIS PERSONAE Duke Roe Duke of Podunk Bey Ruhm ' . j ; classmates IkeCoe ' Quilmo King of Point d ' Ouest Como Prime Minister Sir Falsetto Chaplain Sir Bonestaff Companion of the Prime Minister Hotspurs Master of the Horse Spottum Major of the King ' s Lancers Bill Bennet Major Domo Tacs, Cits, Hellcats, Femmes, Orderlies, Middies and Others Scene: Point d ' Ouest, County of Orange ACT ONE— SCENE ONE Before the king ' s castle (Enter Duke Roe and Bey Ruhm, riding.) Duke Roe: What ho, fair sir, by thy expectant face I see that thou art of the chosen race. That learned band of knights from near and far Who come to enter in these stately halls To learn to be young soldiers of the king. Bey Ruhm: Ay, unknown friend, I come from far Across the rolling hills that now divide Me from my happy home. And I am here Indeed to be a soldier of the king. O noble knight, I prithee, tell thy name To thv most humble errant friend. Bey Ruhm. SWEET REST Duke Roe: Art thou, O knight, that far-famed Bey of Ruhm Of whom the minstrels but so lately sang. That energetic Bey who by his skill Did win appointment to this hallowed school? With all due pride, most learned friend-to-be, I greet you — I of whom you must have heard, For I am Duke Roe, liege of old Yorktown. Together, then, we enter through this arch That frowns in all its martial grimness down Upon this tortuous road. Indeed, Bey Ruhm, methinks That two such famous knights as we shall make A hit within this pampered, petted court. Bev Ruhm; Behold who chargeth down on us amain? Some waiting herald, no doubt, to find our names And blow his trumpet through the eager court, To clear the way for our long waited triumph. (Enter Sir Boneslaff on Iwrseback.) Bonestaff: Ye slouching travelers of the lonely road, What do ye in these sacred guarded bounds? Speak, speak, if ye have mission! Answer now And expedite the matter, else, begone I Who might ye be and what might be your names? FICIHT ' EM. ARM ' Duke Roe: I am Duke Roe, friend, and at my side There rides the far-famed Bey of Ruhm. We two are hither come, to cast our lot Among the wasp-hipped soldiers of the king. Bonestaff: How now, ye varlets, think ye that ye come To cast your lots? Alas, ye do not know That casting lots is not permitted here. For whoso casteth lots within these walls Is straightway noticed by a wary scribe. Beware ye of the scribes that lie in wait. But enter in and give me of your lots And all your sundry articles of sport. Gird now thy loins and answer like a man — What was thy former mode of active life? Duke Roe: Indeed, kind sir, I cannot justly say For never was I of the vulgar throng That earned their daily bread by dint of sweat. Bonestaff: Enough, base knave. From now on thou shalt toil. And harken to my words. Henceforth, for aye Whene ' er thou hast the brazen graceless nerve To speak to me, take care thou sayest " Sir. " Now hie you hither where that portal leads And turn your horses over to a page. Speed, be about your business at a trot, For know, the minions of your cruel and hardened king Would fiv about your ears if you should walk. yi nfj r ' rJ n rTfTfri t Three hundred six y V -i ' - H 4 " t ' ■A t ' xtr f lt t j ' ♦ • to.V tAt f t l t Jr I t ' l ' 3 t t ' V ' i t t lr !r i l Wr lr lf j Nay, mark me more. Your unshaved baby chins Have too well wooed the bitter, chilling breeze. See that ye tuck them in where they bclons, And hide them well behind your collars ' rim — More yet, I pray ! Once more, I bid you speed. (Exeunt.) . CT ONE— SCENE TWO A room in the castle. Duke Roe, Bey Ruhm and Ike Coe present. Duke Roe: Ah, woe is me. This celebrated life Is not quite all they crack it up to be. All day my weary tortured limbs have borne Sad burthens worthy of a lowly mule And everywhere I go some fiendish lord Requests that I exhibit greater speed. And now the burning sun has sunk to rest While in its place the fragrant silver moon Sweet vigil keeps. But still we labor on To shine these helmets, gauntlets, burnished spears And all this brilliant, knightly bric-a-brac. Bev Ruhm: Alas, too true. Methinks, ' tis one soiree. But look. Wouldst clamp your eye upon that moon? Ho T vell I know that somewhere back at home That silver radiance cascades on the head Of a young and lissom fcmme who longs for me. And even now, she gazes on the sky And vishes I were seated by her side To share the lunar ecstasy of heaven. I ' or know, my weary camarades de chambre, That I was loved before I sought these walls, OH! ITS HI! HI! HE! And still am loved. Voice from ivithout: Turn out. Bey Ruhm, turn out. I have a letter with a special seal Borne by a special herald from afar. (Exit Bey Ruhm.) Ike Coe: How fortunate is he to be so loved. No doubt this letter brings soft words To ease the burden of his mind. Bev Ruhm: From her, from her! He opens the epistle and reads. Dear Bey: Glad news. Was married to Bill last night. As ever. Hyacinth. Bey Ruhm siaoons. Duke Roe: Quick, this will never do — the lad is faint! Some water. Ike! Some crystal H- ' O, (They pour buckets of ' water over Bey Ruhm.) Ike Coe: Pray tell me, Duke, will he be strong enough To sally forth with us upon the march Across the rolling hills and azure lakes When this red summer draweth to a close? Duke Roe (still pouring water over Bey Ruhm) : Alas, I have my doubts, for mark how pale His cheeks that just a little while ago Glowed like the dew-kissed rose that greets the dawn. They tell me, Ike, that on that dismal march, Of which you speak, the road is long and hard. The hills are steep, nay, more — they rise aloft ANOTHER LONG, GRAY LINE Vertically to the bronze and blazing sky. And when at night we pitch our canopies And silk pavilions, damsels throng the road That runs about our line of watchful guards. Full beautiful are they, and like gazelles They skip among the trees at Mahopac, But we, poor souls, all wearied by our toils Are far too worn to go and skip with them. In spite of us our heavy lids will close And we will know a slumber full of pain On jagged rocks and sharpened pinnacles. At last. Bey Ruhm has oped his rigid eyes. Come, come. Bey Ruhm, to bed and take your rest -And let us, Ike, go also to our beds. The night is far advanced and at the dawn Wg rise to learn the statel ' art of arms. (They retire.) SCENE THREE The same, but the light is that of early dawn. Bey Ruhm, Ike Coe and Duke Roe are sleeping peace- fully. A sound of Hell-cats without, rendering " Paradise Lost. " Duke Roe: Hark, hark. What, ho. Marauders break my sleep. Bey Ruhm: They rend the gossamer of tranquil sleep. Ike Coe: They break the iridescent bubble, sleep. Duke Roe: What can it be, this dissonance of hate, Those raucous tones of brass and heavy drums? Bev Ruhm: Relentless seas of godless sounds, begone! Ike Coe: Ye uproars turbulent, away, away. Awake, Duke Roc, for this is reveille! Chanting in succession: Bev Ruhm: The iron roar of reveille! Duke Roe: The cadent thunder, reveille. Ike Coe: The rolling hell of reveille. Duke Roe: Awake, arise, this awful day has come. (They dress hastily. Exeunt.) JUST BEFORE THE B. TTLE ,v 4 -J. 4. . ' ' . j;. t ;,. , Three hundred LrV .l - - AtrJ ' • tfv ' l tJf Jy !rdr l tf■ f t lr l lr l ! l W ■ ♦r ■jA " iARCET-r.rix ACT TWO— SCENE ONE A large gravel-cnvered area. Knights pacing to and fro «ith heavy tread. Duke Roe and Bey Ruhm in the foreground hold clandestine conversation at intervals. Duke Roe: What felony, Bey Ruhm, canst thou have done That thus thou walkest to and fro with me? Bev Ruhm: Sir BonestafI recently did cross my path While I in meditation bent my eyes Upon the ground. I saw him not nor heard His cat-like tread, and so, saluted not. For this fell deed they gave me five and ten. And what hast thou committed, tortured one? Duke Roe: An overlord who at my table sat Did ever and anon gyrate the knife With which he buttered bread. And when it fell He held his thumb, nail upward in the air. So, out of simple curiosity, I gazed to see what mischief he did work And analyze the magic of these charms. But while I gazed, he saw and put my name Tpon the book of scribes because I took Mine eyes from off my half-way empty plate. And not content with this, he bade me move My chin back closer to my collar bone And made such foment of the whole affair That I did shake and tremble for my life. Bey Ruhm ; ' Tis sad. ' Tis sad. But in a month or two These overlords will take their Christmas leave And we will stay behind in freedom here. Beware. I see an overlord who comes To send us from this court of punishment. It groweth dark and soon this tour must end. (txi ' unt.) ACT THREE— SCENE ONE A room in the castle. Windows are open to the heat of June. Bey Ruhm, Ike Coe and Duke Roe shining various articles. Duke Roe: Vet once again, ye spotless brass and steel, I labor on to glorify your sheen. This one last time, electro-silicon, I smear your brilliant virtue on these arms. Yet one more time I move ray shoulders back And then — oh, paradise! Oh, freedom blest! Enter tivo ovrrlords. First Overlord: To arms, ye varlets. Don your helms and shields. The time is growing short, but in this hour Aeons shall pass while you shall sweat and sweat. Second Overlord: In thy young life, hast ever knowrn of sweat ? Duke Roe: Sir, even now, my burning brow is wet. Second Overlord: Peace, knave. Snap to — And hold thy wagging tongue. Whose slimy, moss-grown buckler see I here? Bev Ruhm: ' Tis mine, my lord, but, sir, I cannot see The moss and slime of which you make remark. Second Overlord: Thou untaught knave, a year hast thou been here And still thou knowest not that we forbid The use of " mine. " For who art thou, forsooth, That darest thus to utter " mine " to me? Dost wish to sit upon yon gleaming spear? First Overlord: Good thought, my friend! The spear — the bloody spear! Second Overlord: (Aside) What sayest thou to thumb screws? I.T. MOSELVS BIRn First Overlord: Ay, the rack also! Second Overlord: And the iron maiden! First Overlord: And the burning pit! Second Overlord: And the axe! First Overlord: Ay, and the rope and the stocks! Second Overlord: And the ordeal? First Overlord: Amen! Ye varlets, step across the room And glue your backs against that unslaked wall. (Curtains. Strains of solemn musie. Sounds of io=v:lin{ and ijnashing of teetli.) SCENE TWO At night. A pavilion. Candles burning on the table. Duke Roe, Bey Ruhm, Ike Coe and others seated on rock-ribbed coaches. Storm without. Ike Coe: Ye howling elements, torrential skies, Ye chilling winds and lurid thunder bolts. Are ye the pleasures we so long have sought? Where is the bliss this summer held in store? DuKH Roe: Far greater bliss within the castle walls Where the crude blasts from heaven beat in vain. Where lights are strong and do not flutter so. Like frightened doves with each new puff of wind. Bey Ruhm: To bed! To sleep! Perchance we may forget This water standing on the grimy floor. Perchance at reveille the sun will shine W ]i . yj.7 J. J.VIl J J :: j vliJT ' I " ' r- r:;r:5r: r3;r:?r:jr r3jr;!rr r3jr:5r r7;e s y j Jy " . jji r. -7 .[« , Three hundred eioht P ' •i r ' • J y ' . ' -iJ r4 ' l t " S i " i ' f•t f i i ' iJ if-$ ■iJ f•i ' iri ' ' •fry ■ ■ ' frij i vV virvirvIf xt f - V t itn.f lri VvV)fn ' t.; »V i : ' V ' rV ' t ' VrV xi i t ' 1 BATTERY IN ORDER, SIR And dry the clam from off this soggy tent. (They hloiv out the candles and retire. Silence for a few minutes tlien voices from ivithout.) First ' oice: Halt! Who ' s there? Second ' oice : Knight nf the night. First Voice: Advance, knight of the night, with the countersign. Bey Ruhm: Would God these restless guards vould let me sleep ! (Silence ar ain. Snorincj. Voices from nvillwut.) First Voice: Halt! Who ' s there? Second Voice : Paymaster. First Voice : Advance, paymaster, with the parole. Duke Roe: Again shrill voices pierce this awful night. Would God these guards would cease this noisome noise. (Silence again. Snoring. Voices from iiitlwut.) First Voice: Halt! Who ' s there? Second Voice : Thou guard, why hast no gum-shoes upon thy feet? First Voice: Forsooth, milord the earth is full of wells. And so, I thought ' twere best to wear my pumps. Ike Coe: Again these heathen brutes have waked me up. Would God these godless guards would let me sleep. (Silence. Snoring. Curtain.) ACT FOUR— SCENE ONE A large hall covered with tanbark. Knights riding in a circle directed by Hotspurs. Duke Roe, limp- ing across ring with expression of pained surprise. Duke Roe: My horse, my horse, my kingdom for my horse! Hotspurs: Dumb knight, why persecutest thou the horse ? No gentle steed will stand the irksome strain Of having some dull knight exert a pull Of constant strength upon his tender mouth. Duke Roe: But, sir, I still insist this gentle steed hath something of the devil in his bones. For mark, he lookcth lightnings at the sky And from his nostrils sulphur flames burst forth. And billows huge of hellish smoke arise. Hotspurs: I fear that you have sadly misconstrued The steed ' s demeanors. Horses like to pla ' And gambol o ' er the turf like gentle lambs. Run, fetch the beast and join the ring again. ACT FOUR— SCENE TWO Anywhere away from Point d ' Ouest at a ball. Duke Roe present in shining armor, surrounded by a multitude of damsels. First Damsel: Now tell me, Duke Roe, is the rumor true That underneath your corselet lie the ribs of whales? Duke Roe: The rumor, damsel, is not true. First Damsel: But tell me, Duke Roe, how you stand so straight? So strong, so handsome, straight and, o-o-oh, so tall? Duke Roe assumes color of lacerated tomatoes w iile damsels heliind liim make sport of liim. Second Damsel: (Aside) He believes it! Third Damsel: (Aside) I know it. Second Damsel: (Aside) Tee-hee. Third Damsel: (. ' sidc) Tee-hee. . exeunt except Duke Roe and first damsel. Liglits go out and moon rises. Damsel: Duke Roe? Duke Roe: Yes, damsel! Damsel: How soon must thou return to Point d ' Ouest? Duke Roe: But two more weeks, and I must go. (Silence. IV iispers.) Damsel: Now, Duke Roe, don ' t — I prithee, Duke Roe, stop (Moon sets. Curtain.) ACT FIVE— SCENE ONE. A room in the castle. Duke Roe, Ike Coe and Bey Ruhm seated. Books on top of lockers. Duke Roe: This never-ending study killeth me For ever since the gloomy day when we Returned to Point d ' Ouest, my languid mind Hast hearkened back a month or two ago. Bev Ruhm: Conceited engineer! How vain to talk Of study! Tenths thou hast to spare and more! This engineer, he sorely peeveth me. At books he knows his ropes without a doubt. But place him on the fields where battles rage, Where men are men and you will see him shamed. Duke Roe: Hell fiend, thou liest! Allah witness me! SOMEWHERE NEAR THE TORNE To prove thy words thou darest not to meet An engineer in mortal tournament! Bev Ruhm: At last the chance that I so long have sought. But set the day, thou feeble engineer. And bring ciur greatest host nf engineers And I will bring a potent herd of goats To show those engineers where they belong. Duke Roe: Behold I pick thv gauntlet from the floor, The day if ' t pleaseth thee shall be the same On which the king decrees that we give thanks. Bev Ruhm: The deed is done. Duke Roe: The battle ' s good as won. SCENE TWO A part of the battlefield. Noise of fighting without. Bey Ruhm and Duke Roe enter from opposite sides nf the field. Bev Ruhm: Now yield thee, Duke Roe, yield thee to my grace. Duke Roe: At last, thou goat, I have thee in my power. Bey Ruhm: Prepare to die for I will maul thy files. (They draw and fight.) Duke Roe: A clever thrust. Bey Ruhm. Be war ' , now On guard! Be back — what thinkest thou of this? (lie thrusts and misses. Bey Ruhm stabs him tlirougJi the chest.) _:m«:jcri 5 ei. =3i Three hundred i sj. xt j Ttr t ' J l ' ' t y tr t tr l xl l lr l xt ' ' t t t t tf !f t tf J ' 7 vJf PlC Second Class Casualties Adams, E. Allen, G. G. Ames, A. E. Anderson, J. H. Baird, W. J. Barbour, T. E. P. Barndt, V. J. Beane, G. R. Belousek, F. A. Blasini, J. G. Bowles, R. C. Brackett, R. T. Brauer, J. O. Bridgefort, A. P. Briggs, A. C. Brown, T. J. Bruce, P. L. Budd, F. S. Bushnell, N. J. Bryon, O. C. Cagnina, V. M. R. B. Calhoun, J., Jr. Canham, C. D. W. Chappell, D. H. Clare, J. E. J. Cook, H. G. Cook, R. B. Cooper, V. G. Cormanv. B. G. Coulter, C. F. Cowlev, J. W. Crnswell, C. W. Daniels, H. M. Donohue, I. J. Dorst, W. Douglas, W. D. Doyle, E. J. 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. Gill, H. N. Glover, R. G. Hall, J. V. Hamatv, M. Hart, A. A. Hauck, G. K. Hauck, W. O. Hawkins, J. R. Heckev, A. R. Herte, R. J. Hicks, J. F. Hoobing, V. J. Hughes, H. R. Hundlev, D. W. Hurd, H. Hutchinson, F. E. James, T. H. Johnson, L. F. Johnson, W. G. Jones, E. J. Jones, E. K. Kimbrough, H. F. Lamey, W. B. Lawrence, A. F. Ledgerwood, P. Leland, R. M. Lewis, A. T. Lintz, H. A. ' nve, R. F. Luckey, R. M. McBride, W. C, Jr. McConathav, C. McGrath, W. G. McLaren, J. E. Mabbette, E. A. Maddox, C. S. Manz, W. D. Martin, J. D. Martin, W. D. Masters, M. D. Miles, H. L. Mills, W. H. Miller, E. P. Monroe, A. R. Mooney, J. R. Moore, L. S. Mvers, G. D. Myers, H. H. Nerrie, R. S. Nicholson, L. Niblo, F. Osborne, F. V. Palmer, J. S. Parker, G. E. Parsons, E. M. Peck, M. W. Pratt, J. G. Provost, L. G. Quarles, A. L. Quellen, L. M. Raney, E. D. Ravner, M. D. Reeder, R. P. Reeves, G. F. Rice, B. K. Richards, L. S. Roosma, J. S. Ryan, J. L. Sarcka, J. S. Scott, L. O. Sewell, A. R. Simons, V. A. Sisemore, P. D. Sloane, C. C. Smilev, J. Smith, J. G. Smith, P. C. Smith, R. E. Smith, V. G. Smith, W. H. Sparling, G. W. Stafford, C. R. Stanger, L. G. Stanley, J. H. Stark, J. B. Stevenson, T. H. Strow, H. H. Sturman, V. J. Summerlin, G. T., Jr. Swagerty, R. Tufts, F. G. Tunnell, L. Van Alstine, J. A. Van Pelt, R. M. Voelckel, R. L. Wade, J. O. Wadley, C. P. M. Waggoner, W. G. Wallace, A. R. Waller, A. D. Webb, J. C. Westcott, S. R. Whitaker, G. G. Wingeback, C. F. Willis, J. A. Willis, K. D. Wilson, S. A. Wilson, V. H. Woods, W. B. Woodworth, J. A. Three hundred ten V t.■ vV V .■V V■ t WV-to V W ■ r V l l ? t ■llf t ' .t V t ' ' t« l l Andersen, J. R. Ankenbrandt Baird Baker, W. C. Barnes, W. H. Barney Bauer Baxter Bayer Black, P. J. Bleakney Booth, D. P. Bowen, F. S. Brady, B. W. Brecht Bridgman Broadhurst Brusher Burghduff Burns, J. R. Burwell Butler Calhoun Carlson, A. V. Carroll, P. L. Carter, C. C. Chamberlain, E. J. Chappell, D. H. Cobb Collins, S. P. Condon, M. M. Conzelman Corderman Crary Creasy Daniels, H. M. Davidson, J. R. Dean, W. E. de Shazo Des Islets, R. E. Deyo Doud Douglas, W. T. Doyle, J. P. Duffy Edmunds Ehrgott, H. W. Ehrhardt Elliott, J. C. B. Ennis Feather Foehl Ford, H. P. Forde, H. M. Gaffney Gailbreath Gardner, F. S. Gilkerson Griffing Grinder Grizzard Gross Halversen Hamilton M. Third Harris, S. R. Harwell Hawkins, H. S. Hawthorne Heiberg Heidner Heiser Henderson Herte Hickman Horton, T. R. House Howard, F. E. Hutton James, T. H. Johnson, A. H. Johnson, H. W. Johnson, L. W. Jones, L. Jones, M. D. Kammerer Kane, J. H. Kerns, E. W. Kimm Kirchhoff Krueger, J. N. Laidlaw Land, R. I.. Lawhon Levin Levy McCleave Three hundred tivei ' ve Vxt ' l li t » ! ■W V lrl! ' «vV b l- l ! l l ' l ■ l) t i ?f ' ' ' l■ t ' ' t ' tf ! l« t lr W 1 8r ' Parker, G. E. Parks Pearson Peck Perman Plummer, T. F. Point Powell, V. O. Pnidhomme Piircell, F. X. A. Quinn Raney Reeve Rhodes Richardson, W. M. Riggs Ringler Robinson, C. A. Roosma Ross, H. Ross, R. C. Ryan, J. L. Scheiffler Sentelle Silverman Sims Skinner, M. L. Sloane Smalhvood Smith, C. R. Smith, G. A. Stagliano Stanton, W. C. Storke, H. P. Stratton Strickler, J. C. Sugrue Tausch Taylor, G. F. Thurston Toftoy Tuttle Urban VanHorne V anMeter VanSyckle Wade Walker, R. S. W. VaIker, W. A. Watson, A. E. Wenzlaff Werner Wheaton Wheeler, S. M. Vhelchel White, T. B. Willis, J. A. Wills, L. E. Voodbridge Yeomans Young, R. D. Young, W. :OTT Tlir,e hundred tlnrUin V; ' ' tf lrSb- l ir ' »l lr t t tr if W itr V l ' l xI l t J ' Third Class History History of the Class of 1926 Bv HOUSE FIRING THE .75 THE summer of 1922 was memorable in the history of the Military ' Academy for three reasons: General Sladen became Superin- tendent, Beast Barracks came back, and the Class of ' 26 was admitted. Far be it from ye humble scribe to say which event was the most important, because it would be most unseemly for us to ad- ertise too freely. Well, to get on with the story, our initial appearance was anything but pleasant. In the first place, it rained to beat the band most of the morning, and the rest of the time it just drizzled. And don ' t you think for a minute that we felt any better than the weather looked. As soon as the medico had examined the conditions of our respective hearts by casually glancing down the corresponding throats we were taken in hand by the Beast Detail — and time ceased to exist for the most of us. We carried out orders and carried in equipment and stuff until we did not know whether we were going or coming. Several weeks later they drove us down to the mess hall and introduced us to the cofifee pots and the " sammy " pitchers. After that first delirious day we slowed down to a gallop and started to accumulate knowledge and information pertaining to our new life. About every three days we had a new sort of drill to poop or some more equipment to clean. Before verj ' long we were doing parades with the first and third classes and helping to keep Camp Clinton safe for the T. D. by walking around it twenty-four hours at a time. But bad things as well as good must end some time, and the sum- mer was over before we knew that it had really started. The last event of the season was the hike. For five days we w ent around with our chins out and RECOGNITION not a worry in the world. Not many would be better, perhaps. Because there is one thing that has caused more than one brow to wrinkle in deep thought, mixed somewhat with consterna- tion. Why is it that the Plebe Hike is uphill all the way? As soon as we left the ferry we started up, the farther we went the bigger the hills grew, and we were still climbing when we got back to where we had started. It does not sound reasonable, but just ask anyone who has done the " tour. " However, except for the hills, the heat, the walking, the packs, and one or two other things, the affair was quite a success. The people along the road were mighty nice to us. At Mahopac we were given the usual hop at the Countn ' Club, the ratio on femmes being about one to thirty. There were no casualties. - ' iS - ' .i rii=r ..£ik. .7Sm Three hundred fourteen r ' Jt ' ' i - ) i ytf - r ' h - - i yifyir ir ' ' ' (■Q mm mtm Three days after our return the Second Class came back from furlough and the rest of the Corps returned to barracks. Academic work started soon after and we were up to our necks in a battle for tenths. A little later the football season began and we saw the Army finish without a defeat — not to mention that glorious day when the Mule went crazy and crashed through the Na ' y for the first Army victory in four years. Then came the writs, our first engagement with the P ' s in the bloody war for existence as cadets. Most of us escaped unharmed, but our little army had suffered so many losses that it could hardly be recognized. When the smoke cleared away we were over- joyed to discover that we would have the place almost entirely to ourselves for over a week while the upper classes were on Christmas leave. Boodle was brought in by the ton, and disappeared about as fast as it came. Coasting, P-S-ing, hops, red IN TllK 1-IK[J) comforter — nothing to do but have a good time. Nothing except guard, that is. Most of u s went on every other night. Otherwise there was noth- ing to mar our first-class deadbeat. Santa Claus visited all the good little plebes, and Mr. Mayer had his customary Christmas Carol Service. But, one cold day in January, the upper classes returned from leave and we started out on that last long stretch of the year. There were plenty of things to make the time pass quickly, though. The basketball team collected one scalp after an- other, and finished the season in the proper way by hanging the Navy ' s to the top of the pole. Boxing, wrestling, swimming and hockey all did their bits and the weeks began to slip by faster and faster. Hundredth Night gave us something to do and to talk about, and, finally, the Indoor Meet came along. We had a few stars there, but in general, as P. Echols says, we were not so very Mm fM !m " ' " ' • ' " - ' " " " ' " ' i successful. However, we were only plebes; that may account for it. Now we had reached the home stretch. Our plebe days were swiftly coming to an end. Base- ball, track and lacrosse got under way, and kept things going until June. About this time we substituted P. M. E. for Math, and fiction was at a premium for the rest of the year. Oh! what a life! English writs, reviews in French, and nothing to do all morning but walk around the Plain carrying a transit, or plumb-bob, or what- ever they call the things. At last June Week rolled around. We bought our tickets to the Horse Show, noted with pleas- ure that the Supe was giving a reception for the First Class, then settled to work shining F. D. hats and B-plates. One event followed another and we came to the crowning event of Plebe year — Recognition. It seemed like we had been wait- ing ten years instead of one to hear that " Glad to know you ! " Immediately after graduation the new First Class went to Fort Wright and Mitchel Field for two weeks. We had been expecting to dead- beat most of that time, but the T. D. fooled us again and sent us to the range. All day long we ON THE PARAPET nL . m g Q ' Tf i wm9s m ! mm 1 Three hundred fifteen ' ■• ■ ' if•i r t tr i lt fr yir } i ' - ir f ' ff ■ lf if i ' tf tfy r ' iryff S i ify ! Xl " lA ' !r ' ir ' 3rt ' yiJf ■■ tf tfljr jr tr ■ fr■■ - i fi j t t J5fc. ' « lL ' T6 ' VK M da -v L- THE FIET.D ARTILLERY shot bulls and misses, or, by way of variety, pulled targets. At this time ten of our motley crew had gone to Silver Bay. Also they spent most of the summer firing while the rest of us were boning red comforter. The Thursday before Camp started we were given the afternoon off so that we could take in the races at Poughkeepsie. Old Jupe Pluvius ran true to form and sent a steady drizzle which lasted all afternoon, but that was only to be expected. The next day we moved to Camp with the First Class and started a summer which consisted mostly of drill all morning and deadbeat the rest of the day for those who had no special forma- tions. Guard went on as usual and the tours came around with disagreeable regularity until the new plebe class was able to take over the job. There was nothing out of the ordinary about our three battles of the Torne, except the number of poison ivy casualties after the first one because some of the Kaydets were too fond of clinging vines. The color lines were good and came to a fitting climax in a Camp Illumination that was absolutely a cold max. After that we moved back to barracks with the plebes and the furlough class, and our second summer was over. v ' JS THE JOYS OF SUMMER When the academic year started, our sudden introduction to " Analyt " and " Descrip, " the twin terrors of every Yearling class, lowered our morale with a bump. Even the three football trips could not make any lasting impression on that " lost " sensation which we all felt. Then it went from bad to worse, when we came back from the Navy game to be swamped with writs without end. From that time till Christmas the usual conversation between two yearlings was about like this: " How much are you D? " " Too much to keep from being turned out. How about you ? " " Same here. " But it was not quite as bad as that. Although we were accused of being the most wooden class in the history of the Academy, most of us fooled the various departments and went on our first Christmas leave. After that first taste of un- A CAMP SITE IN N. J. restricted freedom life at West Point became a dull, drab affair. No longer were we dazzled by the glamour. Still, although the civilian life has its attrac- tions, the years at West Point really have their fascination, and, after all, the Army is the Army, and there is nothing in the whole world just like it. Our point of view regarding these pleasures and benefits had changed, due to our short visit with friends of civilian days, but each succeed- ing day brought new things, so that the memory of the leave soon faded into the background. The big feature of the future is FURLOUGH. Through trial and tribulations, joy and happi- ness, that one thing constantly cheers us on and on. The visit at home with the family, the talks with the old friends — a myriad of happy pictures flit over the mind ' s eye, when the thoughts turn to that delightful and well-earned vacation. Three hundred sixteen v- ■ ■ r tr l l! tf t ' tr ■ t t tr ■ r tf l ■ t; J t; t ■4f ' t ir " fry ■ 1 ■ c- -$ «■ - j- ■ c- 1- (- • 3- - ;- 1 5 z c- ' S I- - « Third Class Casualties c- i i - Casualties of Class of 1926 Since Jan.. 1923 i i Ames Nicholson ■fl Bashore Oliphant 5 ■f Brecht Patrick [ 4 Bridgeman Point - ■ Browne, E. M. Powell, V. O. ■ -5 " - Browning Prichard 5 ( - Cobb pj.i„gi Dawson J. P. Q ; " [ - Edmunds ,, ■5 _ , , bentelle ■5 Fishback. „ i -J „ J T- o otratton ' ' ■$ Gardner, r. b. 1 TT ,, bturman Hathaway -$ TT I button : " Hamele 1 Heberling Tarbell ! Hedekin Taylor : 1 Kimm Tunnell ' ■ 1 Lawhon Tuttle ■ Magnuson Urban ' • 1 McFarland, R. S. Walker, R. S. W. ] Moore, L. A. Webb 1 Morrill Welchel 1 ' : J •S - ■S ■5 I ■i ■ S J , ;- « - ■$ 5 s ) J - J ■? ■$ • f J- ■ w r:77jrT;7-;jr;7-7fr?jri 7;r:; : ;;r-; rZ rcf Innuired seventeen W ;_3 1; i J fr ii. " :;; ' j j f Jt jf j ji i jp- j f f , ' f. J J j y J j j j i-jf Jf . f i . i . p. f. . . y- J Jfi 4i 4 ' Tivo hundred ciijlitfen y lr tf l t • t tf W ' tnt fly ! t l ' t t •A =J»g fe. Jis = J! JS Jii « U» «= C. 1 Q 17 SE ? JL_ ' g s5 i !ag!:; 5» ii ? ;i3fe -: 5 v;i;5.; ;, J. J.J( J, y y,vy}. y,VJ(,4, ;,yj,y, v(, ;,vjf.jf ; ;j.;;v,f, . J,v,;. yJ4vyi, ,J,.j,,;v,iv Jt4., I Fourth Abbott Aguinaldo Allen, C. S. Allen, G. McK. Allen, J. B. Aloe Asensio Asnip Axup Bailev, H. M. Barbour, R. W. Bartosh Bell, J. B. Bell, R. E. Bender, G. E. Berri an Bixef Blaisdell Bliss, E. S. Bonner Bridgers Brolin M. Brown, C. B. Brown, F. J. Brown, L. Browning Burdge Burgess, V. Burleigh Caldwell, G. B. Campbell, D. Carlock Carmichacl Carney Chamberlain, E. V. Chambers Chappel, J. R. Chaput Christie Christopher Clinch Cloke Codv Coffin Collins, J. F. Condon, R. Conger Conner Conrad, J. D. Corr Counihan Cox Coyle Cramer Crume Curtis, J. D. Curtis, R. W. Dalv, E. G. Dalv, J. B. Daly, M. F. Daughtrv Davidson, G. H. Davis, H. C. Davis, L. C. Dav, F. E. Dean, H. E. Dehmlow Deichelmann Denniston, A. B. Derby Dickerson, A. H. Dean, L. LaC. Donahoe Donica Dotv Douglas, H. G. Douglass, V. J. Dressier Dunham Easton. Edwards, P. W. Ehrgott, V. W. Enger Ent, W. A. Erbeck Ewing Farrand Faulconer Three hundred t ' Kenty V V, l ■tr ' . tr )y » o ■ t x ' ; i ■ l ' ' l■ ' .V V t l ' ■ ' t ' J) ■ ' V■» ' J ' ' l ' ' i ' ' ' ' t ' ' ! ' ' ' l ' ' l ' ' ' ' t ' Class Felbcr Fellencer Fellers Flock Foley Fooks Foster, F. C. Fowler Funston Furcolow Furman Gaines Ganahl Garland Gilbreth Ginder Glasgow, W. J. Glavin Gleaves Gordon Granholra Gray Graybeal Green, J. V. Gregg Griffith, J. H. Grover Hackman Hake Ham Hammer Harding Harrington Harron Harry Hartley Hawkins, U. C. Hendricksen Hennig Henry, J. Q. Herrmann Hewitt Hickev Hill, G. M. Hill. T. B. Hincs Hocker HoefFer Holland, J. P. Holmer Hoist Holton Holtzworth Hopper Hoppes Hornisher Houston Howe Huggins Hunter, R. E. Hunter, W. H. Hutchinson, C. R. Irvine Isaacson Ivy Jennings, J. P. Johnson, M. S. Johnson, R. L. Johnson, V. M. Johnstone, C. S. Jones, R. D. Jordan Kalakuka Kaylor Keegan Kehoe Kenny Kilgore Kirby Kirkpatrick, H. H. Koch, L. V. Kochevar Kunesh Kurstedt Kuter Kvster Lind, C. W. Laubach Three hundred iwenly-one ,.W » lti t. t r Wf t tr t( b l l » t t t ;jrjfjrj,. t Lcpping Lcvings Lewis, M. K. Lillard Lindsey Long, J. A. Loughborough Lovell Lowe Luebberman, H. A. Lugg Lundquist Lynch, C. A. McArthur McBride, R. S. McCoy McGough McGown McKee McKinney, H. E. McLamb, ' N. A. McLaughlin, E. D. McManus, T. K. McNamee McNutt MacDonald Magness Magoffin Martin, G. E. Martin, U. S. Matheson, B. A. Matthews, W. S. Maxwell Mead, C. P. Mechling Meloy Mercer Milburn Miller, A. J. Miller, A. M. . Miller, D. P. Minaker Minter Fourth Class — {Co?itinued Mitchell, P. J. Morgan Morin Morris, F. M. Morrison Moseley Moses, M. Navlor Nelson, C. G. Nelson, O. L Nelson, R. T. Newman, J. R. Odell Ostenbcrg Pachvnski Paris Parker, J. R. Parsell Patterson Paxson Pegg Peirce Pence, W. P. Perrilliat Perrine Phelan Phenneger Potter Prichard Randolph Reed, L. McC. Rice Richon Ripsinger Rivers Robinson, B. C. Rose Roth Rudisill Ryan, T. Sample Sandel Savage W. Schewe Schmidt, E. G. Schull Schwab Scott, L. S. Sedan Segarra Selby Shaw, L. E. Shillock Simonton Sinclair Sink Smyly Solem Spivey Spurgeon Stanley, S. F. Stanton, R. G. Stark Steed Sterling Stewart, W. H. Stober Stone Strickler, D, G. Strong SvviiKllehurst Tangnev Taylor, H. Terwilliger Theuer Thiebaud Thomas, W. E. Thompson, J. V. Thompson, V. A. Thompson, W. G. Thorpe Thrams Timberlake Todaro Todd Towner Tow nsend Trapnell Trapolino Turner, R. G. Twohey Upthegrove Verbeck Vickers Washbourne, L. B. Washburn, C. A. Watlington Webb, E. M. Weber Wells, J. B. Wesner West, J. M. West, R. J. Weyher Whatley Wheeler, F. V. White, R. C. Whitehouse Whittier Whittle Wiesenauer Wilev, N. J. Will Williams, A. N. Williams, C. E. Williams, J. A. Williams, L. R. Wilson, D. McC. Wilson, J. Wohlforth Woitkievicz Wolberg Wood, H. S. Worthing Wrean, J. T. Wright, L. L Yager Zeller Zwicker i- v V- i V ' 1 " " i . Three hundred tiicnty-tiio )-- t rV ' t ' ty ' lf t ' i-tl ' t t ' ' t Irvt ' ' ' J t ' x l i! » ' Fourth Class History History of the Class of 1927 By pierce " E UNTAMED VERY man is master of his fate " was the wise remark that some jokesmith pulled way back when Alexander the Great was still running the civilized world. lUit be- lieve me, Gentle Reader, somebody made a mis- take. A man is no more the master of his fate than he is of the West Shore train schedule, espe- cially if he is in the same position that about three hundred and fifty young and noble gentle- men, including me, are in. I don ' t have to tell you just what that position is; it ' s the high and mighty one of being a Plebe at West Point. Well, since this is a story, it must start some time, so this one will begin on July 2, 1923, and it is not over yet by any means, although it will end sooner for some of us than for others. As I was saying before the Tactical Officer in- spected, it began on July 2, 1923. On that memorable day three hundred and fifty raw civilians landed at the spot that men call West Point. Ve were indeed a spectacle to behold. THE FIRST CHOW Some of us came from the great open spaces where men are men and life is big and clean, some from the crowded cities where the Blight of Broadway or some other brilliantly lighted street has seared their souls and made them long for a life where all is real and honest and one can do big things. Some were clad in clothes of Fifth Avenue, others in the garb of the rural regions, but we were all alike in one respect, we had not the slightest idea of what it was all about. Alost of us have not become any wiser yet. They herded us all together, marched, or rather drove, us past a man who sat at a desk. This gentleman gave us little cards saying that we were who we were, that we belonsed here. WHAT ' S IT ALL ABOUT? and according to all indications were going to stay a while. After ' e satisfied ourselves that there was no mistake about it, and that we had really arrived at the right place, we allowed nature to remind us that we had had no nourishment for several hours. " When do we eat? " became the question of the hour. While we were standing around waiting for an invitation the sound of drums and bugles struck our ears, and behold — Here comes the Corps to dinner. It surely was a sight for us, and was observed with much interest by all of the future gentlemen of the Corps. 1 am not stretching the truth a bit when I say that everyone of us raised his chest with pride. " This is how we are going to look. Do you reckon we can make our arms all swing together like that? Look how all the creases in Tltric hundred tucnly-l iree ' rf wT-sa-u fv « ' ' r ' ' S?ss sreiV ,aj:: ' Tv? HC their trousers mo e at once. " These and many other similar observations were heard from the assembled crowd — yet all the time the demand for food became stronger and stronger. At last a man came out of the office and yelled at us — what did he say? — to come and eat? — are we going to eat with them? — what are we going to ha e ? — such a curious group of American youth, yet we all started across the street to enter Grant hall for the first time. After a rather riotous meal we came back to barracks, and then the work really started. First, oft ' with the coats and collars and then to the cadet store. We were led around to a back room, and gi en a mattress, several blankets, and many other familiar articles, and we started off with these articles at a double time. After run- ning across the area and up three flights of stairs I thought I would call a halt for the day, but no DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE such luck. Back we all went after many laundiT bags, each one full o f household articles — too numerous to mention. We hauled them over to the room, and then began to figure out where each thing belonged. No sooner was a pile of shirts erected in the locker when a man would enter and throw them out on the floor and we had to begin all over — and so it went all day long and all the next and finally the rooms be- gan to look civilized and presentable. I forgot to mention that during all this excitement we all had a haircut — our first in the cadet shop, and they surely do know how to remove the hair. After getting the rooms in shape, drills started. All of us were strangers to the business of sol- diering, and things came hard, but at last, after a million corrections and orders, we managed to march around and carry a rifle and make a pack and do the thousand and one things that a Plebe has to know how to do. Then the practice hikes TASTES G started — one each Saturday morning, with full field equipment, and they Avere no fun, for al- though West Point is not in the tropics, the heat closely resembles it. All this preparation had a purpose, however, for imagine our surprise when we were told that we were to take a prac- tice liike for a whole week. A whole week, mind you, and all we were to have was our |iack. Ve, who had always had at least a trunk full of clothes, could not guess how to live out of a pack for a whole week, but just the same the morale went up, for it was rumored that the hike was quite an event over across the river. At last came the big day — Der Tag, as they say in Germany — and bright and early we set out for the wilds of Peekskill and way points. After a hard march of fully six miles we arrived at the National Guard camp at Peekskill and proceeded to use our knowledge. A camp was soon organized, tents pitched, and everything put in shape. The Fates were not unusually kind to us, however, for Jupiter Pluvius lost control of his water system, and it rained — it even poured — and the " pup " tents proved that the old home- stead was not so bad. However, the night passed and after a heartv field breakfast we set out on FOLLOW THE LEADER Three hundred lii-enty-four t ' f tr- t ' 9 lr f- r - t,r i if i)Sy-t ' ' i ' - i ' iJ ' ' i ' r ' ' ' ' i r ifyir if ir- yir- ytr ' -i THE SUORX LAMKS our journey. The National Guard Band played as we moved out — making it a very cheerful formation indeed. Lake Mohansic and later Lake Mahopac were camp sites that seemed to bring back memories of picnics — the swimming was fine, and the folks of the community could not do enough for us. It was with regret that we left the lake region and started on our homeward journey. The hike had brought relief from the close attention and discipline of Beast Barracks, and we all thought that it was a great vacation. At last, one fatal morning, we again embarked on the good ship Highlander and crossed to our home, or at least what we hoped would be our home for four years. The fun of the hike was quickly forgotten, however, for the furlough class had returned and was thirsting for blood. In addition, the first and third classes had moved back from their summer camp, and the barracks hummed with activity. It was rather a sorrowful homecoming for some of us, for our rooms were broken up, we had to move around and, to top it all, the discipline became even stricter. However, we were members of the Corps, so it did not matter. Academic work soon started, and then came work of a far different nature from that of the summer. We were issued many and various books, and started to class. It was hard to get used to studying after a summer of mental relax- ation, but the red ink on the weekly reports encouraged us all to further effort. The thud of the footballs became a reality, and soon we knew that we were to have a real team representing the Army on the gridiron. We all looked for- ward to the first game, and crowded into the grandstand, afraid that we would miss part of it. The Army team came through with a victory, and we all felt better than ever, for we were not a part of the Academy and the Army, and was not this team our team? Notre Dame and Yale were stumbling blocks for the eleven, but the prospects for a Navy vic- tory are bright, and we all feel confident of sinking the Navv once more. LEARNING HOW ON THE HIKE The navy game ended in a — tie, but the stay until midnight made up for the game, and the morale was high when we hit barracks once more. Basketball came upon us — our team ap- peared invincible, but Columbia caught us un- awares, breaking our winning streak of 32 straight games. The Navy brought a strong team to our gym on February day, and returned home with the game — score 34 to 29. The 100th Night show brought joy and merriment into the camp, and as the book goes to press we face the last few months with confidence. We are still imbued with the spirit of Vest Point, and believe that our class will in time prove its worth and capability. We of 1927 have a long route to travel, but we hope to make good, and we know that as the years pass on our worth to the Academy will increase, and that we will carry on the spirit of the Academy in true West Point fashion. yT T rT rTfT rj rT TTjrT r rT ZTjn , T. ' irci ' IiundrcA tii-cnly-f.ve , i !r A l vV ' tr ■V -lt. ? V l , r tf l V lr■ t ' V i !f i ' « tf ' trltr ! Fourth Class Casualties Abbott, R. G. Barbour, R. W. Blaisdell, W. Bliss, E. S. Bridges, S. C. Caldwell, G. B., Jr. Chambers, C. C. Chappel, R. P., Jr. Christopher, O. Conger, S. L. Corr, H. E. Davis, H.C. Dean, H. E. Donica, J. H. Douglass, W. J. Enger, E. E. Ent, W. A. Erbeck, H. R. Faulconer, H. N., Jr. Felber, J. G. Fellener, P. M. Fellers, R. J. Fowler, W. J. Furcolow, L. P. Gleaves, M. M. Harry, W. G. Hartley, H.V. Henry, J. G., Jr. Hill,G. M. Howe, C. S. Ivy, J. M. Jennings, J. P. Johnstone, C. S. Jones, R. D. Keegan, O. C. Kehoe, R. O. Koch, L. V. Lugg, R. P. Magness, W. B Martin, U. S. Mead, C. P. Milburn, F. H. Miller, A. J. Mitchell, P.J. Morgan, J. E. Nelson, 6. L Parker, J. R. Reed, L. M. Rice, J. H. Ripslinger, A. M. RudisiU. F. A. Ryan, T. W. Savage, H. G. Spurgeon, J. W. Steed, T. W. Targney, R. C. Theuer, A. I ' . Thompson, W. G. Weber, E. M. Wiesnauer, R. Williams, J. A. Wilson, D. M. Wright, L. I. Yager, M. H. ji.jj j jj jj jj ' jj ' -jfk.jfi. f j Ji jjt. i J J J JJ ' i -r Three hundred twenty-six V k-- - - ' itr ' 6 ' ' ' ti ' t ' iy i ir V ' dr ' tr i Nt t i ' " - ' l ' " -! ' - ' ' ' ! " " ' m m 3 :m :m :fM 0mMm ' ' ■sif i yir ' ir ' ir H wj r , f■4rStot ly b il tr tf V tAt i tr lr l t xl } yUyifi ir tr - -t Athletic Council Capt. Ridrway Col. Alexander Class Representatives Wood, W. H. 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Season Results — Football Opponents Army Sept. 29 University of Tennessee 41 Oct. 6 University of Florida 20 13 NOTRE DAME 13 19 Alabama Polytechnic 6 28 26 Lebanon Valley College 73 Nov. 3 YALE 31 10 10 Arkansas . ' gricultiiral College. 44 17 Bethany College 6 20 24 NAVY Total 56 236 ■ •U:J-.S3!,jims ifA ' i u ' -SP . r K fSKf ' j vgr " is mc T nfT r a r TT -T n , Tlirce hundred thirty-onv tf l ' t ' ?■ tr ' Stf t ' ' l ' ' ' ' ' t ' ' ' ' ' ' i ' t t ' lr lr V ' tnif ir i t} - fry f lifrj ytfylf • ' if - " ' • ' , ' ■ ' r l ' ' ■•if tf if ' ' ' ' ' " j fr? " ' ' ' ' Football O NE of America ' s greatest citizens has said, " The whole test of the worth of any sport should be the demand which that sport makes upon those quahties which in their sum we call MANLINESS. " That is one of the reasons why football holds such a high place in the hearts of every Kaydet. The strong- est manhood of the Corps, trained and developed by gruelling days of practice, represents us on the grid- marked battlefield and shows the world from what sort of stufi fight is made. It ' s from the football squads that " OUR TEAM " is picked, " That fightin ' , sniashin ' bunch of men, Our Team! " The pre-war history of Army athletics conclusively proves that the manhood, the fight, the " guts " needed in football has never been lacking in the Corps. Then, for a period of a few years, all the skill and teamwork was lost to sports and devoted to the biggest game of ail — War. But the spirit of the former days, tried by the experiences of war, returned stronger and better one year after the war had ended. During the years just after our return to intercollegiate athletics, when defeat rather than vic- tory haunted our pathway, the fight was always present, until finally the Army " came back, " establishing itself once more as one of the greatest athletic powers in the world. The year 1922-1923, the most successful year known to Army athletics, established the fact that the War was past and once more we were developing our own quota of athletes. Inci- dental to this year ' s success was the string of victories over the Navy, the keenest of all rivals. Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Fencing — in all of these the Army came out on top, while the well-earned victory in Tennis fell to the Navy. Hut what of this year ' s football? Our line returned to us intact, but for the outgoing captain, Breidster, whose position was pleasingly filled by Ellinger. Fifty per cent of the back- field with George Smythe in command were here, with a wealth of yard-gaining material to complete the team. Even the posi- tion of ends, which caused a great deal of speculation at the beginning of the season, turned out to be fairly strong. All in all, it was the fastest running, hardest plunging, cleanest playing team that the Army has ever put upon the field. But you say the test of the team lies in its victories in the big games. True. We lost to Notre Dame and Yale and played a draw with the Navy. Also true. But that does not take away any of the ability of the team or of its individual members, although it does deprive them of some glory. Then why was it that the season wasn ' t as successful as we had hoped and believed it would be? Nobody knows. Can anyone explain why Yale with its super- abundance of fine players failed to " come through " in the season of 1922? No. It was not the fault of the coaching or the men. Things just didn ' t turn right. So with our team of the past season. As for overconfidence, the Corps was warned day after day and night after night with even regularity, but until after the " ale game these warnings were useless. Last year we " felt our oats " and this season we were out for more with high- cocked assurance. We took the fear of self-sufSciency and tossed it to the winds as we watched our team go dashing down the field. Our first two encounters justified our high spirits and we Three hundred thirty-fuo fir-if iT -i f •iy if- ' fM ' r t ' •ar ' 4J l f it ,■i, ■ ■if• f• i, jf nir r ,i iJyi • .f tJ ■ ••l ' if ir 1 ■ ffyi t i t lf J yl U l ir Vytryf fr■ ' fxir t ir r 1ryir if rode on a wave of just pride in our Eleven. Tennessee came to us— fought with us— and fought well, despite the uneven score of 41-0. Only once, however, during the contest was our goal in danger, and that was from one of the handsome passes which Bone occasionally tossed to Hatcher. Even then the ball was stopped on our twenty-seven-yard line and was soon carried back to safety. Nearly all of Army ' s men found their way into the game during the afternoon and gave the Corps an opportunity to see the material which was new to us. The old-time attack was there with the usual punch and the defense stopped all line bucks, made end runs useless, and sadly dampened the aerial attack of Tennessee. Smythe showed us that he still could pass the ball with accuracy and run in a broken field — though little did we all realize the record that he was to make before the year was out: — yards in — plays. " Bill " Wood sent a warmth of joy to every heart with his off tackle charges and tearing line plunges, while " Ed " Garbisch delighted the stands with his ever-ready information on the opposing team ' s play and his effective manner of breaking up run after run. Gill- more, who proved his metal last year, was there with the goods, but more will be heard of him later. Of the new men, " Tiny " Hewitt proved himself a veritable tank as he waded through the line with " Yellow Jackets " hanging from his neck and legs and arms — the pride of the Plebe Class and the consternation of Tennessee. The " Runts, " too, had their inning when " Honolulu " Blaisdell would lose himself with a dive beneath a forest of legs and arms, only to come through smiling at the other end still running fast and low. Yes, it was a pretty contented Corps of Kaydets that returned to barracks after the game that afternoon. The following Saturday brought up a Southern team of no mean calibre, the University of Florida. If we had hoped for an easy victory w-e were decidedly mistaken, for in the entire first half no score was forthcoming. Sixteen times the ball changed hands, but always stayed near the center of the field. The second half told a different story, for the Army team came back from " 101 " with a determined punch in every play. Such stunts as a sixteen-yard dash by Smythe, a thirty-two-yard gain on a sensational pass to Baxter, a thirty-three-yard run by Wood and a twenty-six-yard line-plunge by Hewitt tell the story of the offensive, while the steady work throughout the line spoke for the blocking power of the team. It was in this game that Baxter blocked a punt, an act which he repeated in the Navy game. Here, also, " Sandy " Goodman showed his speed which appeared again and again throughout the season. On nearly every kick he was down the field before either end. The final score of this game was: Army 20, Florida 0. In both of the first two games the versatility of our backs was conclusively proven. They plugged the holes from one end of the line to the other, skirted the ends, and often took to the air to make their gains. But the first big test of the year was to take place on the following Saturday. An early season Notre Dame game was new to us, but the whole Corps was anxious for the fray. In the fall of 1920 the present first class was introduced to " Knute the Great " and his band of roving demons. Four times have we witnessed a fierce and hard-fought contest between these Rocknians and our Army team. Once, in 1922, the teams were evenly matched, but, even then, it was the luck of the gods and the pluck of Lawrence that kept that a scoreless game. This year found us in New York for the first time for our annual encounter with the Westerners, and with the two vic- t• ' ' l ,L i.v,. w.v i ;,i;,v ,.-JvV,k.v-(V jv.; -; ;. j. ;. 4, jj; j;vj;i .; T ir. ' e liuridrcci ihirtv-thr y.-4f- t ' if ' t xtf ' lr ! ' ?.r frvt tr ' vt tAt f V ! ! UfxTf t; tr ' Cf ! ! tf f 1 t t t t Air V lni l1ir ir ir•lir t l •lir intr1tr•i Stewart, J. A. tories over the Southern teams which had visited us the Corps looked forward to a glorious day at Ebbets Field. Had we not tied Notre Dame last season? And were we not due for a victory this time? Yet the men of the Corps were wary of this foe — not without good reason — and left the Post with a grim determination to fight every minute of the time with the eleven men on the field. The day was beautiful, a little warm, if anything, for such a gruelling battle, and the golden jerseys of the Army team, which appeared for their first and only time in this game, were bright spots on the green of the field and the dark background of the shaded stands. One will never forget the first time he sees Knute ' s Boys loosening up on the gridiron, the perfect, methodical work of a well-lubricated machine. As one man the eleven went down — charged — stopped — and repeated the drill for sixty yards or more. Beautiful to the eyes of its own stand — awe inspiring to its opponents! It was the same this year at Brooklyn, but the confidence inspired by last year ' s tie score and this year ' s train- ing made the Corps await with eager hearts the referee ' s whistle. The team lined up with Ellinger and Farwick flanking Gar- bisch, Goodman and Mulligan at tackles, and Doyle and Baxter on the wings. Smythe, Vood, Hewitt and Ives formed the quartet in the backfield. The first few plays of the game brought little fruit to the efforts of either team, yet during the first quarter came Army ' s only clos e chance for a score. Having gained a number of yards on Wood ' s punts, George made a beautiful long pass to Baxter, who reached for the elusive pig- skin while tearing madly down the side line. The spectators held their breath as the ball met Baxter ' s outstretched fingers — slipped off — and bounced into the arms of a surprised Notre Dame back. By passes and plunges, end runs and reverses the Hoosiers fought their way to the goal line where a pass from Stuhl- dreher to Layden put the ball under the goal posts. The Army defense tightened and the first half ended with seven points in the hands of the " Mikes. " In the second half the team came back with Storck and Gillmore replacing Baxter and Hewitt. The beautiful work of Goodman, Garbisch, Farwick and Doyle time and again kept the Westerners from coming through the line. Gillmore ' s line plunging, Smythe ' s reversal for twenty-five yards and the consistent punting of Wood were all noticeable in this half, while all the rest played a good defensive game. It wasn ' t until the last period that more scoring was accom- plished and this, unfortunately, was not the result of Army ' s runs. With an intercepted pass by Crowley for a starter, an end run by the same man, followed by a crossbuck by Miller, the Hoosiers netted another six points. The goal was not kicked and the score of 13-0 remained to the finish of the game. Throughout the game, from the instant the Army team appeared upon the field until the very last whistle, the con- certed efforts of the entire Corps were backing the eleven men on the gridiron. Outside of the annual Navy game no team has ever received a more whole-hearted support than did the Army team during th is game. It was a played-out Corps that returned on the train that night — but it is no dishonor to lose to the sportsmen from Notre Dame — only next year we must win ! Two gridiron encounters separated the Notre Dame and Three hundred thirty-four Yale games. On October 20 Auburn paid us a week-end visit and were followed on the next Saturday by Lebanon V ' alley. The first of these games was an exhibition of stubborn fight and a sudden rush by the Tigers, who so manhandled the Army team that the first of the four-roimd bo it was decidedly their own. Hut the Mule came back— as a Mule will do— and the second half was a period of Army passes, plunges and mara- thons. It was in this game that George got away with two of his specialties, reversing the field for a seventy-four yard run to a touchdown and tearing off another ninety-one yards for the second score on an off-tackle play. Here, also, Garbisch featured as a " running guard " for George in these mad-cat rushes over entire length of the field. The second game added more laurels to the wreath of fame for Smythe. For ninety-two yards George ran, dodged, slipped and ploughed his way through the entire Lebanon Valley team for a touchdown from the kick-off. Four more such runs dur- ing the afternoon, from intercepted passes, punts and off-tackle plays found the Army quarterback between the goal posts with the pigskin in his arm and a Georgonian smile on his face. It is true that Smythe made those beautiful runs — and the honors are his — but much of the credit is also due the entire team for the exceptional cooperation throughout the game. Hewitt, Gill- more and Ives also scored for the Army, while " Ed ' s " foot- wor k after the touchdowns was sans reproche. In the last quarter of the game the " B " Squad had its in- nings and proved a worthy substitute for the regulars. An- other touchdown was pushed across the line by them — Des Islets making the score. " And Eli also ran! " The gods could have picked no better day for the Army-Yale game. The air, which was a bit too warm in the morning and early afternoon hours, became crisp and cool as the sun sank into the rim of the bowl in the late after- noon. And as the sun settled in the western blue, the chances of the Army eleven settled with it. The glorious offensive of the first half which foretold an Army victory was smothered by the terrific onslaught of Eli ' s reserves, always ready and, this year, as capable as the assaulting unit. Yes, Yale won the day with a twenty-one point margin, though the first half ended 10-7 in Army ' s favor. The team of " Tad " Jones ' making, which later in the season proved its superiority over all eastern clubs, is probably one of the biggest, most versatile teams that Yale has ever produced. The second big game of the season was lost. We honor the victors ! From the start of the first half the Army was on its toes. An exchange of punts and attempted rushes, a fe v of which were successful, found Army against the Blue stone wall, but in a position favorable for a drop kick. Accordingly, George called upon " Ed " for a drop at the goal. Straight as an arrow the oval soared above the heads and outstretched arms of Eli ' s men, up, up and over the crossbar, squarely between the posts. After a continued " give and take " sort of play Yale managed to force her way to Army ' s three-yard line, but the Army line was impregnable. No amount of battering could break down the indomitable defense. The ball came to Army, and Wood, on a kick formation, shot down the left side of the field for twenty-five yards, taking the ball out of danger. On the next play Smythe was caught behind the line and nailed to our six- yard line, while two plays later a fierce tackle by Mallory knocked the ball out of Wood ' s arms and sent it bouncing toward Army ' s goal. At this point Blair broke through the tW mmm i mmff Three hundred thirty-five l|■■ l, l } A xl ■ t ' . t t t Mt,.i. ■l- lrvV V Jr■t) t» t trxt. ' ! t tp ' V l trA line and pounced on the ball for a touchdown. It was a break — a splendid one for ' ale — but caused by consistent, hard play- ing and improved by a player ' s alertness. Neale kicked the goal, making the score 7-3. Smythe had already made a name for himself as a broken field runner, but he had done this in minor games. Could he do anything of the sort in the Bowl? Now was his chance, and he was ready to meet it. In the middle of the second period he received Neale ' s punt on our own thirty-one yard line. By his imusual, dangerous and unorthodox reversal he barely escaped the opposing ends, zigzagged back and forth across the field, but always down toward Eli ' s goal. Could it be possible that he would break through the entire Yale team? No, there are too many blue jerseys in front of him — but, suddenly, from nowhere, " Ed " Garbisch, the reliable, appeared and cleared the last bit of road on the way to the goal posts — sixty-nine yards through Yale for a touchdown ! Yes, the second big game of the season was lost and the Navy game loomed up on the horizon as our next objective. Two more games, one with Arkansas and the other with Bethany, sandwiched in between the ' ale and Navy contests, completed the season ' s offering at West Point. The Arkansas Agricultural College, with its array of green helmets, brown and white jerseys and yellow-clad feminine cheer leader, with all its spirit and eager fight were unable to score on the Army eleven, while the latter totaled forty-four points. The game caused a little anxiety in the Kaydet Camp with the Navy contest so near at hand for both Smythe and John- son were put out of action on this Saturday. This was Wood ' s day. With the well-known smash and crash of 172 pounds of human energy, nothing could stand before him. Four of the touchdowns were made by him, while Gillmore, in the same type of play, increased our score by six points. It was in this game also that Reggie Dean, of last year ' s track fame, insured for himself a bit of work in the Navy game. For sixty-five yards the elusive " Runt " dashed through the " Green Helmets " for a touchdown. As for the affray with Bethany, we might call it a bit erratic, to say the least. Bad fumbles with brilliant recoveries, long runs and blocked kicks were all a part of the day ' s offerings. It was a typical pre-Navy game contest. Although the team itself was inconsistent, some of its individual members played hard and well. Of these, no one ' s work was more pleasingly noticeable than that of the team ' s captain. Mulligan. Scarcely a play was made without Mully ' s presence in appreciable form. Never was a punt made without the big tackle down under it, ready to halt the play. Thus ended the season of 1923. There remained the Navy game, of course, the one game of the season that really counts. That is described on the following pages by Bill Hanna, of the Neil ' York Tribune. With the return of the team from New York came the an- swer to the question as to who would be Mulligan ' s successor. The position of captain for the ensuing year might well fall to the lot of a number of the next year ' s first classmen. Cer- tainly no one could fill the position better than our Ail-Amer- ican center, " Ed " Garbisch, and to him were given the honors. With his leadership and the assured support of the three classes who will remain in June, the Army looks forward to a glorious 1924 season. rzfTTfr rj r njr r . Three hundred thirty-six : ' X » ' lf !. ' ' ir t ' tf trxt.- tf l l i ' lf lf l t - lr ' t ty l lf l l trdAtr i tfvU t t f i r Sfti i if lf 1f 1 f j l J U ' j f ••tf ir f t ' r if i _ ifyir ; The Navy Game A TIE game and a scoreless one. The Army- N a V y football game at the Polo Grounds, Nov. 25, 1923, ended that " ay, and whatever glory, satisfaction or self-approval is to be had from the battle, with all its grinding crunch and moil ,,, „ ,, and toil on a W. B. Hanna , , „ , . ., V u T L muddy field New York Tribune must be had from a barren score — 0.0. Gained yardage of small amount and six first downs for the Army and five for the Navy tell how hard and close the game was and how well matched the teams were. They were well matched in offense, and neither was good there. Neither could pass or carry the ball close enough to the other ' s portal to cause the other to shiver — the weather, wet, sodden and sullen, did that. Neither came close to the other ' s goal but one thing the Army did which the Navy didn ' t was to come near winning. This was in the fourth period after three periods of tug and slam, punch and counter-punch, without any definite or very promising accomplishment. The fourth period and part of the third were different — very and agreeably different. This stage, constant with advantages gained and lost, wiped out By W. B. Hanna and restored, advantages swept away as a gust of wind scatters fallen leaves, was as exciting a period of sudden changes and protean phases as any football ever had. It was the vivid touch needed to lift the game from the level of grimy sameness. THRILL FOR SPECTATORS Therefrom the spectators, 60,000 of them, in all their bundled array of rugs and uniforms, furs and flasks, drew more concentrated thrill than from all the other periods put together. That stage was just one gridiron mutation after another, but the game itself, as a spec- tacle and a football show, was not up to the Army- Navy clash of last year by a good deal. It was in this period that the Army came near winning. Two blocked kicks within easy striking dis- tance of the Navy ' s goal line were the reason. Baxter blocked one, according to information available in the press stand, without any direct means of communica- tion with the field, and Goodman blocked the other. An Army recovery in the first of these crises would have given the . ' Vrmy a likely chance to go ahead for a touchdown; an Army recovery in the second would have given the Army a splendid chance for a touch- down, for in the latter case there were only about nine yards to go. The blocked kicks were eloquent instances of fighting forwards fighting through an opponent ' s protecting wall, but the Navy recoveries were brilliant instances of redeeming an error and saving it from being fatal. The scramble for the ball on the second blocked kick was hair-raising, and a Navy man dove to it first as it rolled across the side line. In the game as it was played, a successful drop kick would have been an invaluable, a winning asset, for without the goods to score in the running or passing game, and against a defense pro and con unyielding Mulligan- akd Carne -:y: 7-r;r7 r:;:7 ri llnee hundred Uiiriy-sevrn |.a .- V »■ ■ WJ i 4r»» tr V ' l l »l;vV |v f ' t t ' ' ? ' ' ' ' t VAr ! ■ t tr and indomitable, a field goal presented the only likely means of scoring. TWO KICKS ARE FAIHRES Garbisch, of the Army, tried one of these and missed, barely missed. He drop kicked from his 35-yard line and came mighty near putting it over. Barchet, for the Navy, had an easier chance. He had a straighter line to follow, but his placement kick from the 35-yard line went off to one corner. The punting of a heavy and treacherous ball was one of the pleasing phases of the game and was a treat to those who know what good kicking is. Wood, who did great work for the Army with his punting and tackling, excelled CuUen of the Navy. He was more dependable and had better lift and direction, but Cullen, like Wood, got the ball away in fine style when in a tight corner. In the fourth period he lifted a beauty from behind the line after the two punts had been blocked. Wood kicked wonderfully well all the time. He was one of the big men of the hydrated afternoon. The game was seldom real high grade, finished foot- ball. Neither team was up to Army or Navy standard. The rain and wet grass and slippery footing presented a handicap at the outset, but all of the mutual inability to get anywhere in particular was not due to conditions underfoot. The field going was not so uncertain as to have stopped a good offensive equipment. There was excellent defense; there was offense of few plays and lacking in speed and unison. What unproductiveness the offense revealed was, I think, more the fault of ingrained deficiency than of mud. BARCHET INTERCEPTS PASS Barchet, a menace to any team he plays against, in- tercepted a forward pass in the third period and went racing over the stripes as if mud and wet were nothing to him. He was hitting the breeze when he caught and continued to hit it. Hot on his trail, however, coming at him in swift flank movement, was Bill Wood, the indefatigable Army back. It was Wood who made the pass and it was Wood who made the tackle. He jumped for Barchet; he wrapped his arms around his neck, and together and entwined they did a nose dive in the mud. They went down on the Army ' s 26-yard line, and Barchet had run forty yards. That was the Army ' s moment of greatest and only real peril. The Army tried a little forward passing and suc- ceeded with none of it. The Navy ' s game was passless, and therefore unique. The midshipmen didn ' t pass at all. In the seventeen-year life of the forward pass that pla ' never before was of so little moment. The Army came on the field with their ends and backs, players eligible to receive the forward pass, wearing numbers in a triangle, which helped the spec- tators more than the . " rmy. In the early stages the Navy had the jump on the Army. The latter was sluggish at the start, to be reawakened into full and quivering life in the second half, in which it outplayed the Navy. The Navy had the better of the first half, gaining some sixty-five yards at rushing, to the Army ' s forty- five — little enough, goodness knows, for each in these days of clean-cut development in attack. The Navy got the jump when McKee took Garbisch ' s kick-off and ran back to his 45-yard line. Several missed tackles helped him. NAVY IS WIDE . WAKE The Navy for a time had the jump on end runs and its line was outplaying the .Army. The Navy interfer- ence bothered the soldiers and swept their ends out of action. The Navy was quicker, more wide awake. Later the Army became alert, but all the time the Navy was better on end runs and off tackle slants. Carney in particular and other agile Navy forwards in general spilled the Army offense around a good deal, and for that matter an obtrusive feature of the gray and aqueous afternoon was the way each side threw the other back when the other was attacking. Offense must have gone backward as many yards as it went forward. Vet in the first period the .Army in the most business- like way and with considerable catapultic ardor tore off two plunges of nine yards, whereupon Gillmore made it a first down. Soon afterward Cullen, of the Navy, ran twenty yards from kick formation, and right away a gain was made from a criss-cross. Then Smythe sought to hoodwink the Navy with a reverse play, but in no time a passel of midshipmen flopped him for a loss. Perhaps the Navy ' s forward passing was not entirely nil. The Navy in the first period and in Army territory, twice tried a short, be- hind-the-line forward, a pass of a yard or so. The Army linemen took to this like ducks to water. They Three hundred thtrly-cigh . tl ' t l ■ « t■■d ' tl W ' ■ f tol » v1 t l. t l t ■ f t- fa t t tr tr t V xt !r l tr t x tr lA t ,tf Wf Vr ' vt lr . vlrx t fr- fr■ - ;v poured through and knocked the spots out of the maneuver. TEAMS PLAY CLEAN GAME Hard as the play was, it was clean, though the Navy lost fifteen yards in the second period for holding. Smythe juggled a punt on the Army ' s 4-yard line, a poor place to muff a football, but the .Army, not the least disconcerted, ran the ball out a way from the scrimmage, and Wood booted a fine boot to the 47-yard line. In the latter stages of the first half the teams milled around in Army territory for a spell, with the ball the Navy ' s. This was on the worst area of the playing field, where mud was more in evidence than grass, and unquestionably the sailors just then were handicapped by this footing. Geographically, they were out of luck, but their generalship was faulty in that they did not try a field goal when they had the opportunity and saw how hard it was to rush the ball. Stowell ' s recovery of one of Wood ' s punts on the Navy ' s 4-yard line was a smart bit of business, and just here the scrapping was transferred in a jiffy from one side of the field to well down in the other. Of course, it was the Javy ' s ball, as Stowell was off side, but he had grabbed it while the Navy back was think- ing it over, preventing a tonchback and also preventing a runback of the ball. The Army on the return punt shot in Dean, a ten- second man, and Olympic candidate, and he did quicken the play. The first thing he did was to turn right end for twelve yards. Then he made a first down on the Navy ' s 26-yard line, and that was as close In the Navy ' s line as the Army ever went. CHANGE TO DRY CLOTHES A few of the Navy players and all of the Army had on dry clothing when the second half began. Those who didn ' t vere mud plastered. A favorite outdoor sport was wiping one ' s soiled hands on some mate ' s jerse) ' . The kicking game was much more active in the second half. Wood several times punted on first down, the Army gaining and saving itself. Following Bar- chet ' s interception, the Army came back strong, and a corking play was when Captain Mulligan recovered the ball for the Army on the Navy ' s 44-yard line when Barchet muffed a punt. wm L w " Smythe, circling wide and backward, cleared the field and worked in a dandy run of twenty-seven yards, and the Army ' s advance kept on until Barchet inter- cepted a pass on his 14-yard line. Preparing for this pass the .Army bluffed a placement kick and rather over-acted it, I thought, by too much hand-waving. Garbisch was back for the bluff kick. What looked like Navy interference with an Army forward pass took place in the fourth quarter, but no penalty was imposed, so maybe nothing illegal was done. All along the front line the forwards hustled tire- lessly on defensive play, so that each and all of them had their moments when they showed up in fine style — • ends, tackles, guards and centers. There was a great deal of good breaking through, and Carney and Clyde, I.evensky and Shewell were very active in this, as were Goodman, Garbisch, Farwick and Ellinger, of the Army. The vigor of the play made it a wearing game, and substitutes were rushed in early, more freely by the Army. Coach McEwan believes in prompt use of substitutes, and the Army subs gave a good account of theinselves. GOODMAN PLAYS WELL The hard working Garbisch and Carney drew atten- tion to themselves, and Goodman not only did well at getting down the field but he broke through frequently and checked the play if he didn ' t get his man. The Navy center had the better of the bout in the early stages. The dnwnfield work of the ends was admirable. Running back kicks was a lost art. The Army ends took a lot of hammering getting in and meeting the Navy ' s end runs. They always were up and doing and ready for more. The Navy ends were capable, too. Captain Mulligan didn ' t start for the Army, but while he was in he played with all the energy at his command and on several occasions did very fine work. As to quarterbacks, I like Cullen ' s general play better. Wood did a fine job. He kicked beautifully and in the secondary he yanked down many a runner. He was keen in diagnosis. Barchet and McKee showed a lot of offensive stuff in streaks, also Cullen. Neither side was brilliant in individual offense more than in- frequently. On the whole, the Navy backfield in offense did the more appealing job, and the Navy ' s general scheme of offense had wider scope than the attack of the West Pointers. j _ Oi ' R Brothers from Annapolis ..t,:i.ji.j, . ,f. . liundrcd ihirly-nine ' ' - »v ,» 4« v y v ,V , ,i jJV 15V jji. V.t, t,,lr t,xl t, 1. V V ! t l tni ir l W t Atr ! Wy t ir r n fc t !Al ■- t -6- t ' - t AtrAfr f tr if- rx tr t ' l ' ' j;r V Jl w«., ,v-« Ai4ii«3A, A JJI - ' i-i J ( 1 Three hundred forty-one 4« ji j 4i jj vji y; j;Vi ,p. j;j;. jj. ; r -Afx ttr l ■ fa fc j tr tr. ■Ar ?r - l t l ! ' t i f ir i !r f vf i ' i i vt ' vt « ' ' vj l V ' t i ir tr " " t yjfif f ■•jr if f i i r if - ■ ir -i Captain- Harmon Captain Parker Football The B Squad THAT " a team is no stronger than its scrubs " is a time-honored proverb wherever the game of football is played. It was once more estab- lished as the truth dur- ing 1923 season, for the strength of the Arm ' varsity was a direct result of the fighting team from Xorthfield, that came down every Wednesday and sometimes in between, to engage in battle. Notre Dame, Yale and Navy plays provided a large assortment to spring on the varsity, and they were worked with effect. Every time the " B " squad scrimmaged with the " A " squad, there was a real battle, with the result always in doubt. The morale was raised by a few outside games, all of which were won by the scrubs. The Army Service Team, post football champions, were beaten 20 to 0, as were the Field Artillery team, Mitchel Field and the N. Y. U. freshmen. The game with the N. Y. U. freshmen was a hard fought affair, plenty of moisture making the playing of the royal game a different proceeding. Captains Parker and Harmon instilled the old fight into their charges with such good results that all opponents had hard work to keep the score down. The first " B " team was thrown into the Arkansas Aggies game, with the result that they scored a touchdown in three plays. The Notre Dame pla s were svich a contrast to the Army attack that the poor boys from the West were completely dumfounded. Des Islets, Brusher, Shaefer and Thompson were the outstanding members of the scrub team, although all of the men deserve much credit for their work. It is hard to appreciate the fate of a member of the " B " squad. Hard work, night after night, beatings by the dozen, and with no definite reward — but they keep coming year after year, giving all they have to their football team. The men of the Corps will do well to stop and ponder for a moment — when they see the first team rush out on the field at the Polo Grounds — think of the weeks of work that the scrub has had fitting these men to fight the battle of their lives. The God of Football is a hard taskmaster, and at his feet one finds always a group of the loyal men who compose the scrub squad. Hats off to the victors! Capt. Sasse Li. Jones Capt. McEwAN Capt. O ' Hare Capt. Goodman Capt. Neyland T iree hundred forty-two Three hundred jorty-ilnee y ' t ' ' df ? t tr i r ! l f J ! ' Jf l ' • ■ ' l i i ' ' i iAi V W ir rVxt ' it tl vl ilfr: ' itr if r ' ' y ' ' if ' ' ir ' ytr ' ir ' 4 CAPT. VlCHULES Cadet Vichules, Captain. Northampton High School Basketball (4 years) Captain. U. S. M. A. Lacrosse (2 years) Basketball (4 years) Guard and Forward Captain, 1923-24 -«lc ' « sl»■ Major VanVliet, Coach. U. S. M. A. 1913. Basketball, 1910-13 Captain, 1912-13. Assistant Coach, 1922-23. Head Coach, 1923-24. Vax Vliet, Coach Tlircr hundred forty-fnur tr ' Af i Ttr ' t i ? ' 3 bAt ly f ! b l f Jj tf tr tr t !r l t t tr tr i Al i trd t Lee, Mgr. Schedule of Games Opponents Dec. 8 St. Joseph ' s College 18 ■ 12 St. Francis ' College 26 " 15 Columbia University 37 " 19 Connecticut Aggies 15 Jan. 2 McGill University 1+ iVIanhattan College 20 University of Delaware 22 Suarthmore College 24 New York University 28 Fordham University 24 Muhlenberg College iS Amherst College 26 Syracuse University 26 Catholic University 19 University of Pittsburgh 15 Lehigh U niversity 30 Union College 21 NAVY 34 Total 417 Feb. Army 24 36 20 17 40 34 42 31 38 31 42 31 22 32 43 36 29 Wood Three liundred forty-five Basketball EMDENTLV Noah Webster had no thought of the last Army basketball season in his mind when he defined success as " the att ainment of a proposed object. " No one in these parts will venture to deny that the humbling of the quintet from the Severn ' s banks was certainly the proposed object of the last basketball season. However, we must differ with the renowned lexicographer and assert that, despite our rebuff by " McKee, Craig and Company, " the last basketball season was undoubtedly a success. Moreover, this success was accomplished in the face of such misfortunes and mishaps as were reminiscent of the New York Yankees when " Wild Bill " Donovan was their manager. Too much credit cannot be given to Major John Van Vliet, the head coach; Lt. Vidal, his assistant, and all of the players, for the manner in which they faced successive difficulties and yet " shone under adversity. " For the record of games played during the past winter shows that they certainly did shine. When the Army defeated Navy on February 24, 1923, the number of consecutive victories for the Cadets was brought to thirty-one. With the same five seemingly eligible to take the floor the next season, every Army man looked forward to lengthen- ing this record by eighteen more games. However, athletic regulations, sickness and academic complications combined to keep four of last year ' s quintet out of the game when the Army met St. Joseph ' s of Philadelphia on December 8 in the opening fray of the 1923-1924 season. Despite this unfortunate circumstance, Captain Vichules, the lone survivor of the old five, had no trouble in bringing the total of consecutive victories to thirty-two. The game was a drab affair whose interest was saved only by the excellent playing on the part of the Army substitutes, Stickler, Ellinger and Parker. Gen. Joseph Haller, leader of the Polish forces in the World War, saw the same Kavdet five defeat the St. Francis team on the following M ' ednesday, and expressed his desire to take the team back to Poland with him. This game, although the Army held the lead at all time, was replete with thrills. The Brooklynites started a vigorous rally in the final period which seemed for a time to threaten the Cadets ' advantage. On Saturday, Dec. 15, Columbia came up the river in the afternoon and in the evening returned again, breaking, in the interim, the Army ' s record of consecutive victories and many an Army supporter ' s heart. Dabezies was back in this game, and in the first half the Army gave the New Yorkers tit for tat. In the second period, however, after tying the score at 13-13, the bottom fell out of the Army ' s game and the Lion feasted on Mule meat to the tune of 37-20. Evidently the next visitors, the Connecticut Aggies, expected a little meat them- selves, judging from the way they went out for it. " Chief " Dabezies was again in the Army line-up, but Parker, Forbes ' capable understudy, had fallen beneath the cudgel of the impartial Mathematics. The Aggies started as if determined to rush us off our feet, but at the end of the first twenty minutes the score was 10-8 in our favor. The second half was just as closely contested, but Vichules and Ellinger managed to bring us to the fore by a 17-15 score. " What a whale of a difference " Christmas Leave makes! We came back expecting the team to defeat McGill L ' niversity, the intercollegiate Canadian champions, but even though Johnny Roosma and Bill Forbes were back in the game we didn ' t expect " Vich ' s " men to play the way they did. The Canadians hadn ' t a chance. Roosma and Vichules both totaled six field goals, while all of the other Army players lent their aid to bury the visitors by 40-14. The next game was a different matter. " Bill " Wood was back and the old regular five was intact for the game. Manhattan was thought easy. The first five scoreless minutes, however, dissipated any such impression. By virtue of Herculean effoiis the Army led at half-time, 14-8. The Irishmen tied the score at the beginning of the final period, but thereupon the Army started a renewed bombardment of the visitors ' basket to gain the final tally of 34-20. Delaware was our next opponent. They started off well, couldn ' t hold the pace, and returned to Newark to tell of a 42-22 defeat. Swarthmore offered a bit more opposition on January the 12th, although, when the game ended, we were seven points Three hundred forty-six i »r l tr.;, Vxt t«xt rjr .t ■ } ' l lr t t«■Jf t l t }) ' Jr » ' ' t t l i l ; to the good. Academic delin,, ,encies again cut a swath in the line-up, Forbes and Dabezies both being absent on this account. New York University, an old opponent, gave us a bit of a scare. Their three-point lead at half-time, however, was converted into a ten-point deficit at the end of the game, chieflv through the niediiim of Roosma ' s eighteen points. Parker, the Plebe sub- stitute, was ••found " just previous to this game, and ' •Dave " Ellinger, a forward, es . Forbes ' position, as running guard, with great success. Fordham came ne.xt. By a bewildering passing game the visiting Irishmen, led by one Zakszewski, overwhelmed our court representatives in the first twenty minutes ' leading at the half-time 18-10. The Army came back in the final period determined to win, and the New Yorkers returned with the same determination, which meant a whirlwind of a basketball game, with the Army coming through in the last few minutes to win, 31-24. What a game! As the preceding ' cdiiesday had offered too many thrills, the game with Muhlen- berg on January 26 was a horribly uninteresting affair. " Red " Newman did his best to maintain interest by stellar playing, but couldn ' t quite cope with the listlessness of the game. The Army won, 32-18. Forbes came back to the line-up in the Amherst game. It was fast and well played. The visiting center tried his mightiest (which was very mighty), but the quintet heaped forty-two points upon the twenty-six that Lord Jeff ' s representatives managed to garner. Syracuse, the following Saturday, oflFered greater opposition, but the Army ' s ability on the foul line made the game the tenth consecutive victory for West Point. February 6 found Catholic University with us. Mainly through the efforts of one Lynch, the visitors wrought havoc in the Army ' s ranks in the first half by amassing seventeen points to our paltry five. The team came back in the second half, but it had to come a long way. The timer was about to blow his whistle when the Army finally gained the lead. " Bill " Forbes was out of this game, but " Da%e " Ellinger filled his place capably. This game was one of the best ever witnessed at West Point. Pittsburgh offered little opposition, the Army doubling the visitors ' score, 31-15. Lehigh came on February 13 with a record of ten straight victories. The Bethlehemites tried in vain to extend their string, but were left on the short end of a 43-30 score. Lt. Oliphant came down from Schenectady with the Union five on February 16. The contest was slow at the start, hut ended in a blaze of scoring. The Army ' s fourteenth straight game ended 36-21. A week later we met the Navy. Another part of this book will relate the heart- rending struggle in which Neptune ' s sons subjugated the offspring of Mars. It is suffi- cient to sav that the Army played a courageous game of basketball, never admitting defeat, and that when the Mids left they felt, if not lucky, at least that old Fortuna had not been favoring the Cadets. Vichules played in every game this season, and in every minute of every game. He gave a splendid exhibition of what a court captain should do. Roosma did not play the first four games, but he made up for this fact by the calibre of his work in the succeeding ones. Newman, playing his first year as a regular, displayed a stellar brand of basketball in his attempt to fill the void that the academic deficiencies of " Chief " Dabezies had created. " Dab, " in the few games which he played, showed what a void " Red " had to fill. " Bill " Forbes again gave us a splendid performance as a running guard; his offensive work was superb and his ability at defense left lit tle to be desired. " Dave " Ellinger, who played in the majority of the games, was kept from the Navy game line-up only by the abilities of Roosma and Forbes, " Dave, " by substituting for both men last season, undoubtedly was in a great measure responsible for the success- ful season. " Bill " Wood played his " Wild Willy " game — a game that means, fight, fight, fight every minute of the contest. " Dave " Strickler, who played standing guard in " Bill ' s " absence, made us forget that " Bill " was out of the game. Again, great credit should be given to Major Van Vliet, who took up the coaching burden under enormous difficulties and yet piloted us through a successful season. Frank Wandle, trainer of the team, also deserves words of praise for the condition of his men during the winter. All in all, despite Webster, despite Columbia, despite the Navy, the basketball season was a success. To " Bill " Wood, who captains the team through its next season, the confidence of the Corps and his men is extended with the expecta- tion of even greater success. M Three hundred forty-seven ] V iWr ■V J , V ,. t, V ! J, i j j - l t t) t ' t ' t ' ' t tol The Fifth Army-Navy Game By Allan Dawson THE dramatic, colorful game which was witnessed by some 1,500 devoted friends of the Army and Navy was the culmination of over a week ' s excitement leading up to the event. Thoughts began to turn to the approaching game to the exclusion of studies and other habitual lines of thought early in the week till finally even Hundredth Night failed to get its due quota of attention. Friday noon the Corps turned out at mealtime to greet their invading brothers-in-arms with vociferously cheerful spirit, despite the fact that spring didn ' t seem to be as close at hand as had been rumored and that an all important turkey dinner demanded immediate attention. A premature celebration was imminent when our friends, the musicians, appeared to render their efficient first aid treatment against the blues, but the situation was saved by the cheer leaders. When the Mids finally drove down Tenth Avenue between rows of cheering kaydets they received a good West Point welcome which was made even more substantial by the aforementioned dinner. Before one o ' clock on the day of the game the balcony began to fill up with the visitors, who were intent on missing nothing. As is always the case at such functions, the beauty of the nation was well represented. In fact, certain of our most noted connoisseurs of feminine pulchritude assert that no Madison Square Garden beauty show ever had a higher average. Even the goats were 2.7 ' s. The Navy team put in an early appearance, coming in ahead of the Corps at 2 :05 amid hearty cheers from the appreciative audience. Their preliminary warming-up took the customary course, long shots coming first. The Navy was composed of tall, rangy, well-matched lads. ' Twas no- ticed that all were typical Nordic blondes, indicating that the freedom of the seas is assured. Hardly had the spectators settled down than attention was turned to the south door by the entrance of a body of cadets. It was the hard-working Hundredth Night squad. Everyone then waited for the Corps to follow, but, to add a little variety, it appeared from the other door. In tra- ditional fashion, the band led the way but, lo and behold, it was the runts and not the First Bat that brought up the rear. Another sensation was occasioned when it was found that there were seats for all. The Athletic Office surely merits the heartfelt thanks of each and every cadet. As soon as the Corps was seated a rocket yell for the Navy was given, followed by a short corps yell for the team. Having settled down, everyone turned his attention to the Navy team, which was practicing. Its members were showing a somewhat disconcerting ability to shoot baskets but thoughts of the tendency of Roosma, Forbes, Vichules, et al., soon brought reassurance. On the Navy bench was noticed Ault, now assistant coach, but who in previous years had been more or less of a thorn in the Army ' s side while playing a sterling center. The Colorful Scene Meanwhile, our voices were being tried out by singing " On, Army. " In the stands and up- stairs the plebe ushers were still ha ing a busy time as the gj ' mnasium filled up. The femmes in multi-colored dresses and hats, the officers in their khaki, the cadets in gray, and the leavening of Navy blue made a most colorful picture. Dazzling femininity made it hard to focus one ' s eyes on the floor. As though prearranged, the Army squad filed in just as a long Army yell was finished. The ensuing roar was deafening. Tempestuous excitement shook not only the Corps but the galleries. The Long Corps yell for the team was given with the vim which Navy games always call forth. The presence of Harry Fisher on the bench called back memories of the court contests with the Navy while the team was under his tutelage, raising enthusiasm to a high pitch. In contrast to the Navy team, the Army representatives were of varying type. Vichules was by far the smallest man on the floor, and Wood the stockiest, while Newman ' s red thatch lent a vivid touch of color. Both teams seemed quite cool considering what was before them. Stars indicating participation in victories over the Navy were very much in evidence, each Army regular being entitled to from one to four. Time for the start of the game was drawing close, as was evident by the rosin being rubbed Three hundred forty-eight ' l y■ •i ■ ir r yir i t i i ' ti i ' ir ' t irllr• ' ■ if ' if• ■ lf■• J J i • if• ' tf ir }r r• ir if i ■A fy y tr ir• • f m on the Navy men ' s hands. Lively spirit dominated the entire assemblage. Notable was a small but vociferous Navy rooting section which got into action. It brought some sadness to see Dabezies sitting on the bench in uniform although his place was ably filled by Newman. Army practicing foul-shooting called to mind the fact that the Navy ' s rigid backboards had given them a slight advantage the year before. Conversely, ran the thought, we should do better than they with the ones here. The crew of second class cheer leaders, under Barnett, was keeping the Corps yelling steadily. Roosma and Craig were making some fine long shots in practice. The officials came out on the floor and called the two captains, Vichules and McKee, together for a conference. The whistle blew at 2:36. Excitement immediately became intense. The players walked to their places. They were not as cool as they had been during practice. A little nervousness and tenseness were manifest on the faces of all. An undercurrent of agitation went through the crowd. Then came the opening jump-off. Newman tipped the ball to Vichules, who scooted down the floor, shot, and missed. Immediately thereafter Roosma came through with a beautiful shot from the side line for the first score. Craig Makes Fine Long Shots Things were going well. Newman was getting the jump on Barnes. First one team would take the ball down the floor and then the other would bring it back. Both teams were guarding magnificently and showing as much spirit and fight as the proverbial wildcat. Especially was the Army guarding close at this stage of the game. Navy could get the ball down the field but not to the basket. Two long shots by the youthful but expert Craig broke the spell. We had the ball in the Navy ' s area most of the time, but our shots were not as accurate as they might have been. The guarding got even closer than it had been before. Supreme skill or luck was necessary ere anyone got a shot at either basket. With the score 8 to 6 with the Navy ahead, the Army took time out. This seemed an oppor- tune moment for the small Navy section, so they gave a clap and a yell. When play was resumed Wood gave us a marvelous exhibition of how one man can take the ball from two or three by grit and determination. His playing was inspiration itself. Soon thereafter Vichules did his favorite stunt of dribbling down the floor with a successful shot by Newman at its end. For a again when time the Newman ' - ' -T«?»45tJ-«. V. Navy Leads at Half Time ball went up and down, up and down. Army was forced to take time out was accidentally hit in the stomach. When play started once more, the Navy went on a spurt which resulted in three goals. Army ' s shooting was a bit wild, but finally Roosma made a pretty shot. Just before the half ended, however. Day, of the sea-going forces, came back with a similar shot, the score being 18-12 with the Mids in the van. The first thought in the moment of relaxa- tion that now came was that other teams had been ahead of the Army at half time this year but that in such cases we had always come out on top. The substitutes came out and showed their ability in practice. Suddenly, we were surprised by the appear- ance of a slightly shabby goat who ambled onto the floor in a haughty and disdainful manner. From the Army side came a lackadaisical mule to meet him. The goat seemed to be quite inter- ested in a football which he carried, but after he had tried to carry the ball past the mule and had been ignoniiniously thrown for a loss, he retreated from the field. At the same instant a bang was heard and a banner with 17-14, reminiscent of the football game of 1922 flew from a beam. The goat returned with a basketball, but the mule tor; T iii-f hundred forty-nine , ,,,r ,, , , ,, . ■. .. . , , , ,. , , , ,.r, S,Mr ,M, ■l, carried that off in triumph as he did the rapier rep- resenting fencing. Spirits a bit dampened, the goat came on the scene again, throwing a discus of which he was promptly dispossessed. His try at baseball was as unsuccessful as his other attempts. In each case the appropriate banner was flown. In the end he advanced once more, this time with a tennis racket to make his final stand. His downcast countenance struck a sympathetic chord in the mule ' s heart, however, and the latter magnanimously pre- sented his rival with his last implement. In the light of later events the stunt was not as appropriate as it might have been, alas, but at the moment it seemed to have current application and was joyously received. Roth teams seemed fresher and e en more determined than before. Another of Craig ' s won- derful shots gave the Navy a bigger leeway, but two Army shots brought us within hailing dis- tance. Liggett passed the limit on personal fouls and was replaced by Matteucci. The Navy took time out. Enthusiasm had seized everyone in its grip. The boys came back with the utmost deter- mination. Wood, in particular, had the look of a fanatic in his eye and played as though possessed " ' ■• • " ' ™ " - Army Ties the Score Day broke through to make a goal, but injured his ankle and had to retire. Roosma coun- tered with one of his familiar dodge shots. M cKee took matters back to the starting point by throwing the ball in from a difficult angle, hut Roosma made another to recover the lost ground. The noise was terrific. The team was irresistible at the moment. Forbes made a basket and ' ichules ' foul shot made the score a tie, 27-27. Vichules strategically decided to take time out. The rest gave all a chance to catch their breath. A glance at the gallen ' showed the com- mandant ' s face wreathed in the happiest of smiles. Play was resumed. Our men were fight- ing mad, struggling for every point. Something had happened in the rest period, however. New- courage and ability had been instilled into the IVIid team. Notwithstanding all Army efforts, the ball insisted on frequenting the vicinity of our goal. Barnes made a goal which put them in the lead. Army efforts were redoubled and the ball went into Navy territory. Roosma made his fifth goal of the afternoon, bringing us to within one point of our twinkling the situation was changed. Catastrophe was upon of arms and legs to make an inimitable shot which was followed almost immediately by Craig ' s final goal. Our men were in a frenzy, working as though their lives and not a game depended on their success. Rut it was in vain. The whistle blew while we were in the midst of our last desperate effort. Now that the disappointment over the loss of the game is becoming somewhat mellowed, we can voice our appreciation of the fact that we were defeated by an outfit superlative not only in their playing ability but in their sportsmanship. While it is human nature never to be satisfied with a defeat, there is no school we would rather have turned the trick if it must be done. Next year per- haps the tale will be a different one. ' ■ f%_ - brethren from the Severn. In a McKee darted out of the mass ARMY (29) Roosma r. f . Vichules (Capt.) I. f. Newman c. Wood r. g. Forbes 1. g. THE LINF.-rP NAVY (34) Craig r. f . nay, Parish 1. f. Barnes c. McKee (Capt.) r. g. Leggett, Matteucci.. . .1. g. Field goals — Roosma, 5 ; Newman, 3 ; Forbes, 3 ; Craig, 5; Day, 1; Barnes, 2; MrKee, 5. Free throws — Vichules, 5 out of 5; Newman, 1 out of 4; Wood, 1 out of 2; Forbes, out of 2; Craig, 7 out of 8; Barnes, out of 2; McKee, out of 1 ; Leggett, 1 out of 1. Referee — Ortner, Cornell. Umpire — l-5enson, Columbia. .•i ifir f ' 4 y} ytfl ' t ' ■l , r j ! l t Xt)♦ jr ' t ' l- l if V ' l ' tnl M t t. A . W ir J vly M l. Smvihe, Capt. Cadet Smythe, Captain. Norrstown High School: Football, Basketball and Track Westchester Normal : Football Muhlenburg College (1 year): Football Baseball U. S. M. A. Football (4 years) Basketball (3 years) Baseball (4 years) Third Base and Outfield. Captain, 1924. » ic.( V i ' Mr. Lobert, Coach. Des Moines, Western League, 1904 Johnstown, Tri-state League, 1905. Chica go Nationals, 1906. Cincinnati, 1907-11. Philadelphia, 1912-14. Giants, 1915-17. Head Coach, Baseball, 1918-1924. Hans Lobert T nce hundred fifty-two V V4 - 4 V ' f -4 ' tf- if■ , j tA i, ♦r T r t tr t , ty l t, lf tf f• t t i !f• tf l Season Results April I Iay V ' ' ' Caywood, Mgr. 4 — Boston College 3 7 — Bowdoin College 14 11 — College of the City of New York 11 14 — Amherst College 4 16 — New ' ork; (jiants 2 18— Tufts College Ill 21 — Catholic University 14 25 — Lafayette College 6 28 — Swarthmore College 4 2 — Colgate University 2 5 — New York University. ... 2 9 — Pennsylvania State College 19 — Fordham University 4 23 — Delaware College 14 26— Manhattan College 8 30— 7th Regiment, N.Y.N.G.. 19 2— Navy 8 7 — Cokimbia University 1 l26 t .v». l. Baseball Games 14 7 1 10 2 6 7 3 5 1 105 S My Kl r a-i-:- If Mt n if I! f 1 H If - yt s all»JeT ' ; t ig5? i5li Three hundred fifty-three M ,tr t, ■ i t. A n t, ,.tol l l, t,. ,■), l Nt. l JMV toV t o . !r V l t t f ,i »v tfn Baseball BASEBALL — America ' s Own — ranks second only to football in the athletic life of the kaydet. In considering the year from the standpoint of games won or lost or from the season ' s total number of runs, the result is verv similar to that in 1922. But— one event hap- pened which turned the year into a huge success— the wmnmg of the Navy game. Havint ' lost but two regulars, Wilhide and French, Army ' s prospects for a successful season were excellent. With Hans Lobert back for his fourth consecutive vear as coach, and veteran material to which had been added several promising newcomers to the squad, it was not too much to expect a strong team capable of holding its own with the best in collegiate circles. Even the pitching staff, which had been our weak point in preceding years, was much improved. Cragin had developed into a steady, capable perfomier in his last two years of service, as had Roper, while Roland, transformed into a hurler, displayed more speed than any other man on the staff. Goodman, in spite of a soreness in his arm which lasted all season, pitched creditably, and Miller, while not given much opportunity, showed that he would be a mainstay of the 1924 team. The catching was ablv handled by Bonnett, Cousland and Ellinger. When Bonnett, who was last year ' s first string receiver, was injured early in the season Cousland took his position and filled it so admirably that he was given a place on the regular team. Bonnett was his usual capable self in the capacity of pinch hitter and substitute. While practically all the infielders of the previous year were back, Lobert nevertheless decided to shift the combination. Having made Storck into a pitcher, he placed Roosma on third, Lancaster on second, and Reeder on first, retaining Dasher at shortstop. This quartet worked together well, but when it was decided that Storck would be of more vatue to the team if he could play every day he was shifted back to third, while Roosma went to first, replacing Reeder, who was switched to the outfield. From then on to the end of the season experimentation went on. Reeder and Roosma were tried at short while Dasher ' s knee was troubling him, but the latter finally returned to the line-up to play stellar baseball in the Navy game. First base fell to the lot of Buckley, who overcame the handicap of his size by a great display of spirit and slugging ability. The outfield was built around Smythe, one of the ablest fielders in college baseball, as a nucleus. Wood clinched the left field position on joining the squad after his post-basketball rest, but right field was open to fierce competition. Post, Stevenson, Reeder, Buckley and Dasher all held it for at least a game before Roosma finally pre-empted it as his own. Indoor practice started in the gj ' mnasium in February as usual, where boxmen received special attention under Lobert ' s personal tutelage. In ] Iarch the squad moved to the diamond and commenced outdoor practice, gradually working the kinks out of lethargic muscles and going through the customary training season course of sprouts. Batting was the team ' s strong point throughout the season, seven of the twelve men who participated in ten or more games hitting above the greatly desired .300 average. The fielding, however, was not up to the standard set by the team in the offensive department of the game, being mediocre and even poor in spots. The pitching was erratic, sometimes rising to heights of effectiveness and at others causing the team ' s defeat. Detailed statistics of each man ' s play are given below. Some surprises may be noted among them, but figures do not lie. The first game of the season, that with Boston College, was a close M y t, r t : ' ' ' V ! ' r t ' ! ' l ' l l i( l» ! ' lf ty ttxlf lf !» ! ' ' t ' l t r ! ! 1 W h tf S ' ' r f ' . ' !r ' 3ritr- j V V ' » ' x f ' one, the score being two all for the regulation nine innings. In the tenth inning, however, the raw weather told on Goodman, who had been pitching in splendid style, and three runs were shoved acrosss the plate before the inning was out. Goodman tried to get back the lost runs by doubling and scoring a moment later, but np other runs were forthcoming and the opening game ended 5 to 3 with the Army on the loser ' s end. The next contest showed the Army to better advantage, batting being the deciding factor. The size of the score by which we won, 14 to 11, indicated clearly that the pitching was not at all what it should have been. Among the Army ' s fourteen hits, Storck ' s home run, bring- ing in our initial three runs, was the most notable. The College of the City of New York proved to be an easy victim. Goodman established a precedent, pitching the entire game and holding his opponents scoreless except in the sixth inning, when he eased up temporarily. Army ' s twenty hits are a comment in themselves. The following Saturday Amherst visited us, bringing up an excellent nine. A well-played game resulted. Both pitchers, Leete of Amherst and Cragin, did well, while the teams alternated in the lead throughout the greater part of the game — although Amherst finally emerged vic- torious by a 5 to 4 count. Performances of note by Army men included Bonnett ' s beautiful home run and Storck ' s neat double, which put us in the lead in the fifth inning. Next to appear on the scene were the New York Giants, visiting West Point for the second consecutive spring. The kaydets turned out in force to applaud the antics of their old friend, Casey Stengel, the World ' s Series hero, and to learn how things are done in the big leagues. While our team didn ' t give the visitors much opposition, the latter were kind-hearted and broke loose on rampages only in the first and sixth innings. Among other events of an interesting afternoon were circuit clouts in the true Polo Groimd style by Young and Smith, while our representatives succeeded in making five hits and two runs from the offerings of a trio of Giant pitchers. Returning to collegiate opponents, the Army took on Tufts and, having profited by watching the major leaguers in action, displayed a combination of good hitting, fielding and pitching, and won easily. Cragin pitched the entire game and had the New Englanders at his mercy till the ninth inning. Storck was the Big Bertha of the oi?ense and batted in three runs in addition to the one he made himself. Continuing its excellent work, the Army team had no trouble in defeating Catholic University, which previously had a fine record. Eleven runs were scored in the first three innings, so Roland and Roper had no difficulty in keeping a lead. Every man who started the game got at least one hit. Smythe, Roosma and Reeder each had three to his credit. The Army ' s next opponent was the strong Lafayette nine, which numbered among its members such noted players as Gazella, now of the world ' s champion Yankees, and Seamon, one of the best of college pitchers. The men from the Keystone State were a little too much for us, bimching their hits for runs whenever necessary, although we con- tinued to show a great hitting attack and made thirteen hits from Sea- men ' s pitching. Another Pennsylvania institution, Swarthmore, followed Lafayette and presented another strong nine. Roper, however, was in perfect shape and came out on top in a pitching duel with Ogden and Lippincott of the Quakers. The fielding of Roosma and Essery, rival shortstops, was a feature. The schedule maker had decided to give us a real early season test, placing Colgate as the third straight opponent of the highest order. We won an early lead through Buckley ' s home run and Storck ' s and Buckley ;, .J, yjv . , ,; v Vj j;, j,v ;j. j ij, j l Y - ' t H Three hundred fifty-five ' t yfyif t yi r tr r ' i i.f ' if■ i if if i iit ' ir ' iJ ' •iJ ' ' ' ■ • I.ANCASIRR Roosma ' s two-baggers ; but in the seventh, when Goodman ' s sore arm went bad after pitching shut-out ball for six innings, we lost. Wishing to recover lost ground, the Army went into the New York L ' niversity game determined to win. Carlson of N. Y. U. and Cragin both pitched excellent ball. Two hits from the former and two from the latter were all that were made in the first seven innings. In the fourth inning the visitors managed to sneak across a run. All of our efforts were in vain until the eighth, when Wood made a home run which went to his favorite corner of Cullum Hall. With one out in the ninth, Storck tripled to dead center and came home on Roosma ' s hit, winning the game. Penn State was next on the scene. It gave us the most decisive defeat of the season, 10 to (• being chalked up on the scoreboard when the excitement had subsided. The Army had an off day, but even at their best form it is doubtful whether they could have done much against Miller ' s hurling, which held them to four hits. Seemingly a frail opponent would never appear as Fordham came up the river with a whole army of supporters and much brisk pepper. Rowland pitched the whole game, and after a bad starting inning, in which two runs were made, he restricted the enemy ' s offensive to one single which was unproductive. It was his best performance of the season. The team as a whole also played its best. It took advantage of all breaks and manufactured four runs out of five hits, a creditable accomplishment. The next game was with Delaware, and proved to be somewhat of a farcical affair. A total of eleven errors and a like number of bases on balls on both sides entered into the scoring. The game finally ended with the Army far ahead, ha ing emerged from a six-run handicap. At one time four straight Army men got free tickets to first base. The Manhattan game was much the same kind of a meeting. The opposing pitchers were not quite as wild as in the Delaware contest, but the total of errors made by both teams mounted to fourteen. The Army got an early lead and managed to iiold it, although threatened in later innings. As a final preliminary to the big game of the season, that with the Navy, the 7th Regiment of New York National Guards sent its team up to give friendly battle. Just to show that the collective eye was on the ball, our team came across with sixteen hits and nineteen runs, including four of the Ruthian variety. Things looked bright for an Army victory over the Navy. This game is described on following pages. The final game was post-climactic, but great interest was nevertheless aroused, as Columbia was known to have a fine team. The contest de eloped into as fine a pitcher ' s battle as has been seen at AVest Point during recent years. In the third inning Strom of Columbia doubled, went to third on an infield out, and stole home. This one-run lead sufficed imtil the eighth inning, when Van Hrocklin walked Smythe, the reliable. Realizing the necessity for a score, Smythe stole second, went to third on Buckley ' s long fly, and, waiting for his opportunity, dashed home when the Columbia catcher juggled the ball momentarily. This tied the count. About this time it began to drizzle slightly, but the game was continued in the hope of reaching a decision, and was called only when a furious downpour drove everyone to shelter, after two were out in the first half of the tenth. Miller ' s fine pitching in this game, restricting the visiting batters to five hits, was such as to make Army supporters sure of at least one steady pitcher for the 1924 season. In summing up the season, it must be acknowledged a success if only tor the reason that a victory over the Navy was numbered among those which came the Army ' s way. Ten victories, five defeats and one tie with college rivals is a record of which we should be proud, especially if the quality of the teams to which the Army fell victim is considered. They were all among the leading nines of the section. . ' ? i ;tfr»l ?»? A ' :!r Three hundred fifty-six v.- ■ i t fc t,,fa nt, , ,v tA lr !r l t ■ , » t .v i ir tr tf ytfylr- ifi Baseball— Navy Game THE sun was at the height of its journey on the second of June when it slipped behind gathering clouds and caused everyone to wonder whether the big game of the baseball season could be played that afternoon. The threatening storm kept but few away, however, and an hour before the game was called the stands were nearly filled with a motley crowd of Army and Navy supporters. It was the third contest of the day between the Service Academies and the last of the four major sports to be fought out between the Blue and Gray. Three of these the Army had already won. Just then the strains of music from the " Hell Cat Band " floated across from barracks and the long line of gray marched onto the field of the struggle. Already the morning had brought us a victory over the Mids by some of the most beautiful races ever witnessed on the local track, and at the same time, a defeat in tennis at the hands of the Midshipmen. The day ' s " rubber " lay in the lap of the gods. The very atmosphere was tense with expectation as the batteries warmed up on either side of the plate. Neither team could be named the fa- vorite. Both had experienced varying fortune during the season, and, anyway, what does a season ' s record have to do with an Army-Navy game ? With due formality the ever-present Goat and Mule were introduced in mid-field. The shying of the mule at the approach of the blue and gold horned pet — a fact which aroused a storm of applause from the Navy bleachers — was no bad omen. One whifif of the aroma from the long- haired friend would be sufficient to send an un- trained elephant a-hoopin ' and a-rarin ' through the jungles of Africa. After a perfect demonstration of nonsense, in which our mutual friend, " Pop " Rynearson, in frock coat and top hat, umpired a fake game of ball, the actual work commenced. And it WAS work, for never does the Navy develop a medi- ocre team, or one lacking in fight and spirit. With the ordinary preliminaries, the game was on its way, both teams working imder the en- couragement of enthusiastic friends. The con- test followed the rule of all Service games, where the hard, earnest, tense fighting leads to numerous errors in the opening innings and is soon followed by nearly air-tight playing until the fatal break arrives and the victor emerges. The teams spent the usual preliminary period in warming up and didn ' t seem unduly nervous for such a momentous occasion, much chatter and liveliness being in evidence. Emslie, umpire- in-chief, called the two captains, Hederman and Storck together, and held the customary con- ference as to ground rules. By this time the pitchers were ready and all were waiting anxiously for the game to begin. At 2 :36 Rowland wound up and let Hy with the same remarkable speed which he had displayed in his previous appearance of the season. He was a little nervous, however, and his first offer- ing was a trifle outside. Soon the count was two and three on Harris and then the midget walked. Ward, next up, batted a little pop fly which fell safe, but Harris was caught going into second. Navy ' s half of the inning was over a moment later when Lancaster grabbed Hederman ' s hard hit bounder just to the right of second base, stepped on the bag and flung the ball to Buckley for a pretty double play. Our team at bat produced a little more action. Smythe was out on a bunt, but Dasher sent a sharp, grass-cutting hit along the right field foul line which went for a home run, under the ground rules. As the clever shortstop made the circuit of the infield he was joyously cheered by the Army stands. The excitement lasted but a moment, however, as Buckley and Storck Avere soon out. Having seen the first run come their way, the Army supporters settled back with a feeling of contentment to await further developments, but were soon awakened from their lethargy. After Niemeyer was out, Mills drove a hot liner be- tween Storck and Dasher for a single. Carney thereupon gave a perfect example of the " hit and run " type by placing a hit in the hole vacated by Lancaster as the latter went to cover Mill ' s advance on second. McKee duplicated Carney ' s feat, tying the score and placing his predecessor on third base. At this point, Coach Lobert de- cided that a cool head was needed to hold the breach and sent Roper to the mound in a re- serving capacity. Leslie ' s first endeavor was a a n ry ri n njrT r , Three hundred fifty-seven ;r ripr: r- r r r ;r npr: n-t r. l. » vV V V ? ' l t- t ' ' l■ ' t ' ' ' t v rJ ■M t t ! W Jr» l n V rAv l lt- tenitic allop into the right field stands, but fortunately it was foul. Next he tapped to Buckley, who threw home a bit wild, allowing Carney and McKee to score. Kelly struck out to relieve the tension. Harris, up for his second appearance of the game, made a clean single through the pitcher ' s box and Leslie trotted home. The offensive was finally over when Hederman popped out to Buckley. The remainder of the second, together with the third and fourth innings was unproductive of serious threats at scoring. Kelly accounted for our men one-two-three in all of these innings. He was showing good speed and a fast-breaking curve and was cutting the corners well. Hits off Roper were restricted to one by Carney in the third inning and another by Leslie in the fourth. In the first case, Rober caught his ad- versary flat-footed off of first base on a snap throw and, in the second, Leslie was the ictim of the Army ' s second double play. To begin the fifth inning, Harris singled over second and was sacrificed to the next base by Ward. Hederman then singled to right, sending Harris to third. On the throw-in, Hederman broke for second, so Roper intercepted the ball and attempted to catch the Mid by a throw to Dasher. When the latter manoeuver failed, be- cause of a bad throw, Harris took full advan- tage of his opportunity and boosted the score to 5-1. In our half of the inning W ood made an un- supported single. The first half of the sixth saw but three men face Roper, although two con- nected for hits. Carney first gave Dasher an opportunity to make a wonderful stop and throw. McKee then singled, only to be caught off first by another example of Roper ' s specialty, the snap throw. Leslie likewise singled, but when he ' turned t(i the Irit Roller was once more on the job, touching the Navy man before he could get back to his haven. The end of the sixth saw the commencement of Army ' s counter-offensive. A four-run lead looked big, but memories of 1921 came back and morale revised. With one out. Smythe beat out a grounder, by a great burst of speed stole sec- ond, and came home on Dasher ' s liner. Harris produced a hit in the Navy ' s portion of the seventh, but nothing came of it. When our half arrived, the Corps, following custom from time immemorial, rose en masse and cheered mightily for the change in fortune which seemed imminent. After five innings of perfect per- formance, Kelly was weakening. Roosma started the fireworks by singling to center. Wood then came through with a hard liner which Leslie misjudged. As a result it went over his head and into the street for a homer. The Army was now but one run behind and the stands were in frenzied uproar. Lan- caster grounded out, increasing the tension. Cousland ' s hit over Hederman ' s head helped matters along, but when Roper grounded to the shortstop, forcing Cousland at second, it looked as though the Army would have to wait till a later inning. Smythe ' s policy of watchful waiting was productive of a base on balls and enthusi- asm was renewed. Dasher the hero of the game so far, was at bat. He responded nobly, singling to center, sending Roper home with the tying run; Smythe to third, and going to second him- self on the throw-in. Buckley ' s Texas leaguer to left between Hederman and Leslie, put the game on ice as Smythe and Dasher came across the plate, making the score 7-5. Roper was still in fine fettle and disposed of the Mid order of battle with seven pitched balls 5- c- c- c- c- - - yy ' t ji. ' Ji yi ' - JiK A ' i ' t - - a - - • ' ' Three hundred fifty-eight v ;,v i i;,v4vy,v ,ij,i p- ■ t ' -ttf b i xt t } t t ' ■ t ? ■l t ' t ' lf ' l ' ' ■ ' t ' ' tJ ' ' ' ' ' ■t t ' ! ' ' t tn} VJ t tl■ A fr tAfr r tj .f - V.fr t»frvV t - l tr t ' Tt in the beginning of the eighth inning. Just to make matters safe, the boys on the team decided to procure another run. With Lancaster on first Cousland drove a foul to the Navy bench which hit the Navy goat, thus reminding him that his ■ blanket was about due. After this demonstration, Cousland settled down to serious business, pro- ducing a single to right. Roper now made up his mind that he must do something for the cause besides pitching the team to victory. Accordingly, he met the ball with a resounding smack of his bat, the resulting effort being a perfectly good single on which Lancaster scampered across the plate. The ninth inning was a repetition of the Navy half of the eighth. The game was over, 8-5, and the Army had won all of the major sport contests with the Navy for the entire year. Thus ended the most successful athletic year in the history of the Academy. In considering the game it is difficult to pick out individuals for special commendation, inas- much as every member of the team did his best and all played close to stellar baseball. Two men, however, namely. Roper and Dasher, deserve more than an average amount of credit. The former, by his cool and intelligent boxwork, did far better than a flashier pitcher could have done. To his headwork and coolness under fire belongs a great portion of the credit for the vic- tory. Dasher was a luminary at the bat, getting three hits, including a " homer, " scoring the first run, and batting in the tying one. But splendid individual work was not limited to the men on the Army team. No one who wit- nessed the game will soon forget the agony which was felt by the Army supporters when the beau- tiful pitching of Kelly kept our men from scoring. Perhaps the most difficult position in a baseball game is that played by a visiting pitcher. When Kelly left the field after the fateful seventh he carried with him the admiration of every spec- tator in the stands. Final score : Army, 8 ; Navy, 5. BOX SCORE ARMV — ab r h po a e Smythe, cf 4 2 1 2 Dasher, ss 4 2 3 1 1 Bucklev, lb 4 1 16 3 1 Storck, 3b 4 1 Roosma, rf 4 1 1 Wood, If 4 1 2 Lancaster, 2b 4 1 3 6 Cousland, c 4 2 4 2 2 Rowland, p Roper, p 4 1 1 1 6 Totals 36 8 11 27 18 4 NAVY — • ab r h po a e Harris, c, cf 4 1 3 4 Ward, cf 3 1 Zimmerman, c Hederman, ss 4 1 2 6 1 Niermver, rf 4 2 Harchet, 3b 1 Mills, 2h 4 1 1 3 1 Carnev, lb 4 1 2 10 1 McKce, 3b., rf 4 1 2 2 Leslie, If 4 1 2 3 Kelly, p 3 1 Peterson, p Waid Totals 34 5 11 24 12 1 Batted for Peterson in 9th inning. Innings— 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Armv 10 15 1 x— 8 Navy 4 1 0—5 Two-base hits — Dasher, Buckley, McKee. Home runs — Dasher, Wood. Stolen bases — Smythe, Harris. Sacrifice — Ward. Hits off Rowland — 4 in 1st inning (none out in 2nd); off Roper, 7 in 7; off Kelly, 11 in 8 ; off Peterson, in 1. Struck out — Bv Roper, 5: by Kelly, 3. Bases on balls— Off Rowland, 1 ; off Roper, 1 ; off Kelly, 1. Double plays — Lancaster to Buckley; Roper to Buckley. Left on bases — Army, 4; Navy, 3. Umpires, Emslie, O ' Brien, Marshall and Traut. Time of game, 2:23. Three hundred fifty-nine ' j y-if tf-J ' ' xlf ' t ' ' l xt ♦A t r t ' Mt ' l ' l xl Ir ' t tf ' f t ' l l ' • lr ' r-t " r ry r ■l} i tf•lirr ryi INNINGS 1 2o- 5678 NAVY O u 01 000 Three hundred sixty V A 1 .3. il ' ■ i: t, ly . ,xl. t ' l vtf lry!r " tf 1 " 1 vli ! l tnl. t; t l ' ' t ' t l i V ? l i lf ' i ' 1 1 1!A i v -v j l ' .t vj ' i vt v ' T il r rf »J vlrv ' t ' l " tn!f vl ' ! ' J Jt ■■! " nmsf m 4. jv.4V 4v Thrff hundred sixty-one ■ r». i, trxt . V ■t.■ r V i W l t, t l t t. f ! ■ f■t l l ' n» Barkes. Capt. Cadet Barkes, Captain. Yakima High School: Track Football Baseball Captain. Tennis Captain. U. S. M. A. Track (4 years) Captain 1924. Academy Records: 120 High Hurdles 14 4 5 220 Low Hurdles 24 World ' s Record : 80 High Hurdles 10 3 5 - io: st»- Lieut. Vidal, Coach. University South Dakota. U. S. M. A. 1918. Baseball Basketball Football Captain 1918. Track Academy Records: Discus High Jump Assistant Coach Football, 1922. Assistant Coach Basketball, 1923-24. Head Coach Basketball, 1924-25. Head Coach Track, 1923-24. Coach for Olympic Team, 1924. Vidal, Coach , v,VA J( ' , ' t 4 ' k-. Three hundred sixty-ti:.o irS! - t-- r-df lr- l ' t!r ' fa- ' t ' lr t Wr»t M! ' - ' ' ! l l ' ! t ' ' ' ' Williams, J. J., Mgr. Schedule of Games April 26 — University of Penn Relays (at Philadelphia.) - . - Columbia University 1 lay J (University of V irginia AT iA 5 Colgate University May lU— jjsjg y University {Massachusetts Institute of Technology Georgetown University May 31 — NAVY F ' I WA ' itAW; trA 4 ' J2H2S |5 D ' ' - p;r ; " ;jwp: wrr7n j j L-Tpj yj. y v Ti vp. , J. y v . jj -5 j?TpT r7yTf-;y:;w; Three hundred sixty-thrt !,vV 8 lr V l l xt 1 t lf t J tr ! l ' ! ' ' ! - ' t ' M ! tr !A! Army Track Season 1923 A ' RiVIY ' S thirtl season in Intercollegiate Track and Field circles was its most successful, though it is difficult to as- sign degrees of success to three seasons fea- tured by the entire absence of defeats. A policy of gradual development has guided the efforts of those in charge of fostering this important sport in its comparative infancy at West Point. Beginning with practically no experienced material in 1921, Lieutenants Oliphant and ' idal ha e developed a team which can hold its own with those of the fore- most colleges and several individual stars of Olympic caliber. Nineteen hundred and twenty-one saw but one meet, that with Tufts. The easy victory which resulted caused an expansion, three meets being held in 1922, Springfield, Pittsburgh and Columbia being our opponents. Victories in all of these definitely proved that the squad had fully developed, so a more extensive schedule, including a meet with the Navy, was arranged. Lieutenant Oliphant having resigned to take up athletic duties at Union College, an- other able Army athlete in the person of Lieutenant Vidal was assigned to carry on the work of coaching. Work started indoors in February, the squad moving to the track for practice in March, as soon as the weather permitted. By April, training had progressed sufficiently so that elimination trials could be held, a squad finally chosen, and a training table started. Another month was then devoted to intensive training. Our schedule was such that it was evident that only hard work could overcome the strenuous opposition we were to face. The opening meet on May 5 presented Colgate and New York University as our opponents. To show their metal, the men on the squad broke five Academy records and tied another, thus making the day one hard to beat in Army annals. Both hurdle records went by the board when Barkes stepped the high hurdles in 14 4 5 seconds and the low hurdles in 24 seconds flat. The first mark tied the previous Intercollegiate record. Newman likewise set his first new mile record of the year, his time being 4 min- utes 35 4 5 seconds, while Heacock equalled the best time ever made by a cadet in the 440. Two marks were shat- tered in the field events when Dabezies put the shot 41 feet 8 ' 4 inches, and when Timberlake threw the javelin 166 feet 9 inches. Colgate had a most able representative in Patterson, who came in first in both the 100 and 220-yard dashes. Weatherdon starred for New York University by winning both the discus and the high jump events. These fine efforts lacked team support, for the final score showed nfT rTf-ifTfrj rj; L . j v. i v j;t ( . jji j( Tlirrr hundred sixty- four )! : : iM i; i s :i : i s ii ' i -ir-i ' ' tnir fry1r f ■ ' r yir tr ir■ t i ' ' ■.V- - ' Army with 67, Colgate 34 1 3, New York University 26 2 3. A week later a dual meet with Pittshurgh was the attraction. This time the track was a trifle slower, so hut one record was smashed. The vic- tory was e en more pronounced than that of the week pre " ioiis. Arm ' men won all the events except the pole vault and the half mile, a score of 93 to 38 showing our superiority. Newman once more cut his time for the mile, this time to 4 min- utes 35 1 5 seconds. Barkes was, as usual, a double winner; White, Campbell and Heacock led in the sprints, Trudeau in the distance run; while Dabezies, Mulligan, Timberlake, Robertson and Nelson all won their respective Held events. On May 19 the stiftest opposition Army had yet encountered in its track history was offered by teams from Syracuse and Columbia. Whereas in 1922 a dual meet with Columbia had been won 66 1 3 to 59 2 3, in 1923 the result was Army 57 , Syracuse 40 and Columbia 28 ' , thus showing our great improvement. While Syra- cuse brought such well-known stars as Woodring and Bowman, and Colum- bia had Higgins antl Koppisch to carry its colors, our all-around strength was superior. The race which occasioned the most interest was the 440, in which Woodring, seeming quite frail beside his husky opponent Koppisch, nevertheless beat him with ease. Woodring also won the 220, while Syracuse ' s other great sprinter Bowman won the 100. Hig- gins got Columbia ' s only two first places in the half-mile and two-mile, though Newman and Calhoun gave him considerable opposition. For us, Barkes, as always, starred with his sure 10 points, as did Newman, who cut his time for the mile still again, making it in 4 minutes 26 3 5 seconds. Dabezies, Dodd, Sexton, Nelson and Berry were other Army first-place gatherers. All in all, nothing could have made the Army ' s season more successful. Victories over all of our strong opponents, espe- cially the Navy (described elsewhere) left nothing to be desired. The hope was often expressed that members of the team might participate in big outside meets and 1924 has seen this hope fulfilled. In addition to the Wilco games last fall, some of our men have appeared in various meets in and about New York during the winter, acquitting themselves very creditably. Furthermore, the schedule for this year is even more attractive than that of last. Newman ' MS Three hundred sixly-fivi .JM f " ■ir- r ' i ' Three hundred sixty six a lfMr t -ltr i tf r tf t to W ' V ' ' ' ! ' l ' i ' ' t li Army-Navy Track Meet THE first of the meetings between the Army and the Navy in track lived up to the traditions of har d-fought and interesting contests between the service schools in other sports. In terminating its second year, the Army track squad made a spectacular fight, finally defeating the Navy by the closest of margins. It was not until the last event, the broad jump, that the Army ' s superiority was definitely settled. Prior to that event the score was Army 59 1 3, Navy 57 2 3, but first and second places made the margin safe, the final score standing Army 67 1 3, Navy 58 2 3. In general, the Army showed marked superiority in the field events and the hurdles, while the Navy garnered most of their points in the track events. Nevertheless, the competition in practically every event was so keen that they were won by the narrowest of margins. Several records fell, races won by inches, and, altogether, there was never a moment without its thrills. The Army got of? to a good start in the hundred-yard dash, when Dean showed the fabric of which he was made by winning his first race of the season in the meet in which it was most needed. Marshall of the Navy came in a close second, but White added third place for the Army, making our lead three points. The 120-yard high hurdles went as was expected, Barkes making the excellent time of 15 flat and showing the spectators as perfect hurdling form as has been seen on the cinder paths. The third race, the mile, was one of the thrillers, with Newman and Newhall putting up a stirring struggle for the lead. Our representative ran one of his finest races, but was beaten out in the stretch by two or three yards. The quarter-mile race did not go so well according to Army lights, as the Navy won all three places. The Army ' s runners ran well, but could not break through to win a point from the Navy ' s excellent trio. Next came the sterling event of the day, the wonderfully spectacular two-mile run. From its start one could see that here was to be a race worth coming miles to see. Calhoun and Hurd alternated at setting a furious pace, with Trudeau close at their heels. Round and round they went with not more than a yard between the two men until, just after rounding the first bend on the final lap, Calhoun set sail on his sprint while still three hundred yards from the tape. Hurd also had plenty of reserve and gradually drew up on Calhoun, passed him and seemed to be drawing away from him. Here, however, Calhoun ' s splendid stamina and competitive spirit showed itself. Running on his nerve, he put his last ounce of strength into the effort to catch Hurd. Side by side they pushed across the finish line with Calhoun a hair ' s breadth ahead. Trudeau added an appreciated point. The time was 9:36 1 5, break- ing the previous record by nearly twenty seconds. It was, incidentally, the best time made in intercol- legiate competition during the year. n 3»Tji Three hundred sixty-se ' ven tf •jr tol ' Af l t i r tr tAt fx! ' l l lf ! lr tf tfS ?f t t xt t i ir ! t tA Doc Snyder Nwvy Trainer Frank Wwni.t Jrrny Trainrr After everyone had gotten his breath back, the hurdles were once more set. Barkes gave another pretty exhibition and won the event without being pushed. Hulley brought in third place. The half- mile and the 220-yard race went to the Navy. Our best in each was a third place, Graves and Dean being the men who turned the trick. In the meantime, the Army had been missing no opportunities in the field events. While less spectacular, perhaps, than the track events, they were even more important factors in bringing about an Army victor} ' . The first event taking place within the track was the shot-put. Army ' s stock went up when a clean sweep was announced ; Dabezies, Stowell and Thompson were all able to exceed the Navy ' s best mark. The discus likewise added needed points to the Army total. Mulligan ' s throw of 135 feet 5 inches was the second record-breaking mark of the day. Turner also won his letter and contributed three points to the Army ' s cause. The high jump was another Army event, with Nelson and White getting first and second with- out much difficulty and Hulley tieing for third. The javelin, on the contrary, added points for the Navy, although Timberlake made a good heave for second place. In the pole vault, Garrecht sur- passed his previous attempts during the season by vaulting 11 feet 6 inches and tieing for first place. The broad jump removed all doubts as to the Army ' s supremacy when Sexton and Robertson made their usual excellent jumps for eight more points. Altogether there is no doubt that this was the best track meet in which the Army team has com- peted in its two years of existence. We can but look forward to this year ' s successor with a feeling of confidence and the certainty of the worthiest of competition. SUMMARY 100- Yard Dash— First, Dean, Armv; second, Marshall, Xavy ; third, White, Army. Time— 10 seconds. 220-Yard Dash— First, Marple, Navy; second, Stryker, Navj-; third, Dean, . rmy. Time— 22 2-5 seconds. 440- Yard Dash— First, Hammond, Navv; second. Foss, Navy; third, Scheutz, Navy. Time— 50 seconds. 880-Yard Run— First, Tammany, Navy; second, New ' iall, Navy ; third. Graves, Army. Time— 1 :58 1-5 seconds. Mile Run— First, Newhall, Navy; second, Newman, . ' rmy; third. Tyree, Navy.— Time :27 3-5. Two-mile Run— First, Calhoun, Army; second, Hurd, Navy; third, Trudeau, Army. Time— 9:36 1-5 (new .Academy record). 120- Yard High Hurdles— First, Barkes, Army; second, Huckins, Navy; third, Hudson, Navy. Time— 15 seconds. 220-Yard Low Hurdles— First, Barkes, Army; second, Hudson, Navy ; third, Hulley, Army. Time- Shot-put — First, Dabezies, Army; second, Stowell. . rmy; third, Thomp- son, . rmy. Distance--40 feet, 9 inches. Discus Throw— First, Mulligan, Army; second, Turner, Army; third, Taylor. Navy. Distance, 135 feet, 5 inches (new Academy record ' ) . Tavelin Throw — First, Lcggett, Navy; second, Timberlake, Army; third, Ragsdale, Navy. Dis- tance — 177 feet 8 inches. Fdle vault — First, triple tie, Garrecht, Army ; Huckins. Navy ; Mc- Lean, Navy. Height — 11 feet, 6 inches. High Tump — First, Nelson, Army; second. White, Army; third, tie be- tween Hulley, Army; Johnson, Navy, and Opie, Navy. Height — 5 feet 10 inches, r.road Jump — First. Sex- ton, Army; second, Robertson, Army ; third, Huckins, Navy. Distance — 22 feet 954 inches. seconds. Mulligan- and Carney Pole Vault M li ' t Z SS IS ' Three iiinJreti sixty-ei(ilit ■ lr■t. tf ! t t. tMt. H ' ?r }y o! l ' i ' v ■■ ' i ' ■j j k,t,.V. ,■ x.,,t . .■ ' t■ !Mt, l- l l. !rv . l.xt bvt, V t.■ t» i»tr l Vv r-t Mr. Jenkins Chaplain Wheat Minor Sports Coaches t ' ' ' Mr. Canausa Ma J. Hodges Maj. Buckner Three hundred seventy-one ' •_ -i ' - r - i - i - • i tf •ir tf- ir i tf ' i lr i U■•l l •i if ' • i - L a o IX recent years the renaissance of Lacrosse throughout our American colleges has brought the game into prominence at the Academy. Unlike some of our more common sports, La- crosse has been handed down to us in an almost unchanged form from the times when the country was an unnamed wilderness and the freedom-loving Iroquois roamed the prairies and forests — undisturbed by the practical paleface. It was ainong the members of this tribe that the game found its origin. It was not only a test of physical endurance and a means of training for the war path, but was, also, a diversion for the fair Indian maidens who were often pitted against the youthful braves of the tribe. As for the field, there seemed to be no definite dimensions, and oftentimes the goal posts, con- sisting of single poles which had to be hit in order to score a point, were miles apart. The number of players was not limited, and, at times, as many as two hundred and fifty were engaged on either side. The modern " stick " is very similar to the deer-skin crosses of the original equ ipment, but our hard-rubber sphere has many advantages over the bundle of birch bark, the pine knot, or the hair-stuffed hide used in the Indian contest. Now, although the scalp-hunting war parties do not follow the Lacrosse season, the " femmes " are missing in the games, and the size of the field and the number of plaj ers has been reduced, the contest is still one of the most strenuous and spectacular, and rightly assumes the position of a major sport at the Academy. Lender late fall and early spring prac- tice the squad was whipped into shape and the pros- p e c t s for a success- ful season looked good to Coach Hunter. The r u ni o r that w e would m e e t the Mids in La- Salmon (Capt.) crosse made every man put forth his very best effort, with the result that, when the time for , " H gH| »||3aHM H mt ltf. 5 1 ■ ■ ■Hil MB H J m H ' EC .-. , - r:. : SBIUjb hBZ i jP H -Sj s .r. ' ij:!3L-r ' . ? i«i . „„ " . i " .= -i i £ij M Tiiree hunArcii - ' ' • ' ■ ' ir ' Sf vt " 1 1 ' ! ? tl ' I t ' l t ' t t l ! l l ' t l • ! l l ' ly l !r l ' ' ' ffvjf vl jf tf jrxIi-vt vVvtril ' t " ? l m our first game drew near the men had developed teamwork that was unbeatable. Stevens came to us full of high hojies, but left a sadly enlightened lot. They had found our goal but once as compared to the thirty times that the Army had shot the ball into Stevens ' goal. Mr. Hunter did not let this walkaway influ- ence him in the least, for he worked t he squad as they had never been worked before, in prepa- ration for the Syracuse game. With the title of Intercollegiate Champions of ' 22 this aggrega- tion commanded respect. The fight was never settled until the last second of play. Our de- fense was nearly impregnable and limited the opposing team to four shots at the goal, two of w h i c h es- c a p e d the stick of Bak- er. But the Army went them one bet- ter, and so the game ended with the Arm y leading three to two. In the (MCK.) game with Colgate the following week the Subs were allowed to play with the ball — which they did very efifectively, as was proved by the one- sided score of nineteen to two in favor of the Army. The very next day Swarthmore came to us with the determined intention of avenging their defeat of last year, but it couldn ' t be done. The Army was running at top-notch speed and to the sixteen goals scored by our team Swarthmore managed to slip in but one. After beating the University of Pennsylvania in a similar manner, the game with the Crescent Athletic Club loomed up ahead of the team, and they settled down to work in preparation for what turned out to be the most fiercely con- tested game of the year. One minute it was " The Army leads " ; then " The Crescents are ahead. " The fracas ended with a seven-seven tie score. The University of Toronto carried away the fruits of the victory when we met them the fol- lowing Saturday. Then, before our next meet- ing with the Canadians, when the Army admin- istered an eleven-to-nothing defeat to the Uni- versity of Montreal, Brooklyn Polytechnical Preparatory School fell a prey to the Subs twen- ty-one to one. Rutgers completed the season and added their bit to the high total of scores made by the Army. They lost nine to one. It is hardly necessary to speak of the caliber of the team after one has looked at the com- parative scores for the season. Army made a total of 131 goals to the opponents ' twenty-two. Difficult as it is to pick out the star among so many lights of the year, we must concede the honor to BarroU. His constant playing, combined with perfect stickwork, made him a most valuable point winner. " B-food " Serf, Burnett, Law- rence and Vichules on the attack, with Marinelli or Gillmore playing center, kept the opposing defense in a nightmare, while it took a first- class attack to make a dent in the defense put up by John, Westphalinger, Fraser, Busby, Sal- mon and Baxter. Although the team itself deserves credit for the success of the season, Mr. Hunter and Capt. Har- mon are entitled to a goodly share of the laurels. The season ahead, with Salmon as captain, promises great things ; and there is at last a game with the Mids and a trip to Syracuse. April 7— Stevens 1 Army 30 1 1 — Svracuse 2 Army 3 21— Colgate 2 Army 19 28 — Swarthmore 1 Army 16 May 12— U. of P 1 Army 12 26 — Crescents 7 Army 7 Tune 2 — U. of Toronto... 6 Army 3 5_PoIy Tech Prep. . 1 Army 21 7 — Montreal Army 11 9 — Rutgers 1 Army 9 Total 22 131 ' rtf t l rMrtr rli yb iraf ' trtr yt Soccer During the past three years, since the initiation of the Corps to soccer contests on the local greens, the varsity has done splendid work. Especially is this true of the 1922 team, which lost but a single game during the season. Owing to the loss of men by graduation, Coach Ratican was forced to build up a practically new team in 1923, around a core of four regulars. Fortunately, there were several men of last year ' s squad ready to step into the vacant places, and about sixty men appeared for the tryouts. The warm weather of early September tended to keep the team from rounding into condition as quickly as was expected, but when the time for the first contest arrived every man was fit and near the top of his game. The first of the season brought Lehigh to West Point. Their entire game was built around the center for- ward, who proved himself worthy of the trust confided in him, by caging three goals single-handed. But, alone, he was unable to cope with the Army defense, the final score being 3-2. Colgate, with a fine team, repeated their last year ' s performance and won 3-1. The Army defense was un- able to stop the strong Colgate forwards, although the fine work of Fisher, at goal, kept many enemy shots from scoring. Stung by this early season defeat, the team took Syracuse into camp the following Wednesday to the tune of 2-0. Captain Bingham, always reliable, and Gregg, a plebe, scored for the Army. Much rain and a strong team from Haverford proved our undoing the next week. With the ball a soggy mass and our small, fast forwards handicapped in the mud, Haverford emerged the victor, 2-1. The rain continued throughout the week, but Williams was nevertheless rolled under with a 3-0 score. Just as the team was reaching a winning stride, along came Pennsylvania. The new Army team fought hard and consistently, with great skill, but even this was insufficient to turn the tide against the strong " P.D. ' s. " The final score was -1-2, but the game was so closely contested throughout that the result was in doubt until the last few- minutes. Springfield Y. M. C. A. College closed a not too successful season by holding the . ' rmy to a 0-0 tie. Captain Bingham and his team are entitled to a great deal of praise for the develop- inent of splendid teamwork. With a strong schedule they did exceedingly well. The season developed a host of good second-string materia! Jpfc W and with Oxreider as the new _. ' ' captain, much may be expected H, of it next year. Anny Opponcttts Lehigh University 3 2 (. " olgate University 1 3 Syracuse Univer- sity 2 Haverford College I 2 Williams College . 3 Swartlimore Col- lege 2 1 IVimsylvania Uni- IBMi |KKj ' V SiiringfieldY. " m. Totals 14 12 Bingham, Cwt Ent, Mgr. Three hundred seventy-four J d tf ir t l tr f r tMt t, tr t.■ x l . lf ,Vyt ' ' t ' ' Three hundred seventy-five Ef tr-ii V v. VTJf »j lr " ln - tr t ! l l l f tf l Hockey from the Cadet staiid- pdint. Beginning on the ground floor with every jki- sition, he has laid a rock foundation for the future, in addition to developing this past season ' s combina- tion to the stage where it won four out of the five last contests, the fifth being lost in an extra period to Boston College, a team rated at the very top in Eastern collegiate circles. January the fifth opened C ' A-VWDOl). C ' AI ' l. THERE is a great deal of truth in the oft-heard remark that 1924 witnessed the first scientific hockey team that the Academy has developed. Heretofore, teams have gone through schedules, winning here, losing there, with little or no concentrated effort being made to elevate the plane of the sport. This year, however, the acquisi- tion of Mr. Raymond Marchand, one of Canada ' s premier profes- sional hockey players, has prac- tically revolutionized the game Grayling, Mgr. the schedule when Army locked horns with a strong aggregation representing the Royal Bank of Canada. Poor ice had allowed our team but a scant two afternoons of practice without a real scrim- mage. Hence the seven-to-three decision in favor of our opponents surprised no one except for its close margin. A week later Penn trimmed us by a two-to-one count, its captain breaking the deadlock of one all by a well-placed shot, with but a single minute of play remain- j, ' Ar ' lfStr ' »Jr ' dy l Tfy t x! !rd tAtr-xi tAt ' ' if l;x t l» lf f 3 if ir ' l ' ir ' i i tf tf rytr ' i ing in the final period. Ten days of miserable ice ensued with little or no opportunity tor the coach to drive home the hockey tactics which presaged success. And so the Bates game on January 23d, though bitterly contested, went to our visitors by a single point, that one goal being the only score of the game. Again inclement weather interfered, and games with Amherst and Princeton were canceled. However, February the second brought Massa- chusetts Institute of Technolog ' to Stuart Rink, where its skaters were whitewashed by Captain Caywood ' s sextette, two goals to none. In the contest with Massachusetts Aggies the week fol- lowing, Marinelli ' s three goals were quite enough to turn back the New Englanders with the score book reading three to two. And on the 13th, in the Union game which ended six to two, Mari- nelli again skated through the opposition to total five of his team ' s counters, three coming within a period of six minutes. February the 16th saw the team at Kingston, Canada, for the return engagement with the Royal Military College. For several reasons this game was the season ' s climax. In the first place, it furnished the first official visit of the Superin- tendent of the United States Military Academy, accompanied by a party of Cadets, to the kindred Canadian institution. Then, too, it was the initial venture away from the local rink for a Cadet hockey team. Moreover, stronger opponents than the Canadian Cadets could hardly have been found anywhere. That the men emerged on the ' ■ y .fl ' -v " nfTh-ij ft short end of the score as close as ten to five is little short of miraculous. Every Army player outdid himself, and McNary in particular showed to advantage. The international contest was noteworthy also for the clean sportsmanship that prevailed. Not a foul marred the progress of the game, and both schools are eager to continue the annual meetings of the two service academies on the ice. The succeeding match with Williams termi- nated on our side of the ledger, six to three. Teamwork — that essential element in every team ' s makeup — was everywhere apparent. The follow- ing day Hoston College was tackled by the " Black, (jold and Gray. " Then it was that Marinelli ' s trio of markers kept us in the van for two and a half periods only to have the score knotted in the closing minutes of the scrimmage. The extra period ensuing allowed the highly tooted Bos- tonians full range to prove their reputation a merited one, and the final erdict read " six to three. " Thus ended 1924 on the ice, and with it passed ' rK men who will be missed when the next season rolls around. Naturally the player who regis- tered twenty-one of his team ' s total of twenty- nine goals will leave a vacancy difficult to fill. Marinelli ' s equal is not found everywhere. Cay- wood, this year ' s captain, and Stevenson, Mc- Nary, Lawes, Trudeau and Grailing also pass from the skating arena. However, Westphalinger (next year ' s captain), Maude and Baird, remain- ing at the defense positions, with Heidner and Scheiffler on the offensive, will form a tangible core around which Coach Marchand should be able to build an even better combination in the future. Opponents Army Jan. 5 Royal Bank of Canada 7 3 " 12 ( ' niversity of Pennsylvania 2 1 " 23 Bates College 1 Feb. 2 M. I. T 2 " 9 Mass. Agricultural College 2 3 " 16 Royal Military Col. of Canada. 10 5 " 22 Williams 3 6 " 23 Boston College 6 3 Totals 31 23 ' mOS iS ' : : ' - ■? " ■ ' - ■ ■ ' ?■■ ■ ' l■ ■ " .■ -.■ ■-■ ' ;• ■-■ ' .■ •;• ■ Three hundred seveniy-se ' ven . .. ;. . . v;. j i . i jv . .: , , lrS! r V V y t t W V Wfj l W. ! t v )xV V V ' » U t Scoi r, Capt. ONE defeat and nine victories we admit is a fair record. Let it rest. Now for the reason : first, the loyal, patient coaching of Major Wilson with that of Majors Devers, Dawley, Griswold and Holderness and Captain DeWitt ; second, the hard work of the squad itself. They are all good players — ■ so good that the toss of a coin has in one case, at least, decided who should play a certain position. We can ' t biograph them all, but policy demands a little specific " boot- lick " Polo for the first and second teams. Some men use their heads to save their horses, but Scott goes them one better and uses his horse, too. Whether it is riding off his opponent or picking up one of Jack ' s long wallops for a flashy ride to the goal, he ' s there with his trick perform- ers, " Spec " and " Melody. " L nless he camouflages him- self in the Engineers his handicap will be written in DOl O ■s ! .. Craw, Capt. two figures before he has two bars on his shoulder. Permettez-moi de vous presenter M. Denias " Nick " ThurlowCraw, number two of the West Point Ca- det Polo Team. Pick up the New York Times any Sunday morning and read the laconic announcement, " Craw starred for Army " and " Goals — Craw 7, " etc. A born rider, aggressive, equally good on offense or defense, his hitting is clean, hard and brilliant. He gives the best he has to the squad and to . ;ij«; s«T5Si ?3 ' 35fi ?:«2ie F ®i!5 E= f. ;j ). ,v., Jt-.v. ., .i Three hundred seventy-eifht tf !r-S -T}f ;. j V t j V- tr W V t ' l ' Jf ' i U ! ! ! ' tf tr l t t ' ' t» ! !» x? l At Alr ir ! tf if W ' i t tr the team, and, in our humble opinion, is the main- spring of a crack Cadet aggregation. Bam! Ah-h-h-h-h! And Murtaugh belts an- other one half the length of the riding hall, following it through with a rush, swinging a menacing war club. With such a cyclonic pair as Scott and Craw the uninitiated might think that was all a backfield had to do, but the Irish- man has never been content to play only a de- fensive game. One of Col. Mettler ' s " End-to- enders " might have a field day figuring out how far Jack ' s long goals would reach if so placed. Suffice it to say that he ranks an easy ONE, out of such a bunch of future Milburns as Bushy, Ladue, MacCloskey, Claybrooke and Weir. On the second team Trew plays number one. Some call it luck, but others, more clear-sighted, say the kid is clever. Call it what you will, the fact remains that, handicapped by a pair of dumbbell ponies, our Red Head still manages to make some of the prettiest rides and difficult shots seen in the hall. The essential difference between Trew and J. Watson Webb at 22 years is that the former is in the Army. As for Jake Moon, any position is gravy to him. Put him at one, and he ' d steal the ball from Jingles himself. Move him one pace back- ward, and he is perfectly happy. In fact, it is at number two that Jake has made himself univer- sally disliked — by the members of the opposing teams. And, finally, at number three — well, try to score through him ! A team player and a hard rider, his shots are mostly good, and, if you will pardon the pun, in all the games we have seen him, the Moon was shining brightly. Busby came down in September, five months behind the rest of the squad, a total unknown. Xow ask anybody who has played against him and the answer will be, " Yes, I know him all too well! " He has developed rapidly into a clever back whose hard hitting ranks close to the wild Irishman, and when he rides them off they stay off. One of his main pursuits has been making li e ones out of dead ones as witnessed by the rejuvenation of " Suffragette " and " Missoury. " Taken all around, the Polo squad is a typical army team, full of fight and also full of the de- termination to win. The limited practice, how- ever, is a handicap, but a glance at the summary for the season will show that their work was not in vain. It is the sport of Kings, truly of the army, and the howling multitudes in the balcony during the games showed the great interest taken by the Corps. The summary follows : Opponents Army 101st Cavalry, Brooklyn 11 102nd Cavalry, Newark 1 11 2nd City Troop, Philadelphia 6 9 Squadron " A " 4 7 102nd R.I.N.G. F.A 3 7 Harvard 2 14 Norwich 3 10 Yale 11 4 Princeton 3 7 University of Pennsylvania 1 8 Total 34 88 , ' - ' " St- 4 ' ., ' :J-i ' lMj Three hundred seventy-nine i;jr£j2» j jljoWrj,■ t, ir iritr tr tir ' iir-i DUFRR, CAPT. Swimming sort of a natatorial rep- resentation Army turned out this year. The an- swer is easy, in spite of apparently conflicting- evidence — she turned o u t an exceptionally good one — one of the best in the East. Back in the chill days oi December, the ice on the pool was formallv broken; the squad " fell in, " literally and figura- tively, and everything TO be quite conventional we should commence with a hearty assurance that " The Army completed a most successful season in swim- ming " ; but a hasty glance at the season ' s scores would promptly brand us as a collec- tion of accomplished pre- varicators. However, hasty glances are poor things from which to judge. Having lost three of the seven meets, one might well wonder just what Tracy, Mgr. pointed toward smooth sail- ing. One radical departure from custom appeared at the start. Said innovation was " Sandy " Goodman who though a mere Cadet, enjoyed the unique position of official coach. His chief asset, besides his job, was a wealth of prom- ising material. So far, so good. (Dashes indicate Christmas Leave.) " Alas, poor York, I knew him well, " as " Bill " Shakes- Three Itundred eiffhiy ' : ' JJ ' jr ;n ' jjnjr7 -3;c:fn r7!r7 , »; fe■ Sl l r ? tf r i) V t t, M ' f l i ■il l t t ' i f t l t t l pcarc put it. December IS and the good ship " Team " had floundered and sunk. Her crew had apparently been issued ivory instead of brains, and adorned en masse the Academic Board ' s list of distinguished dumb. The first in -ader, in the shape of Lehigh, ap- pearetl on January 19 and found an extremely thin line of . rm ' defenders holding the works. This line proNcd sufficient, however, and turned the trick. Then, alter an open date, came Rutgers, with one of the strongest teams in the East. They triumphed, but only after a tough scrap with the depleted shock troops. On February 9, Syracuse faced the weakest lineup of the year. The relay, on which only one Army regular sur -ived, gave them a close victory. Dartmouth, boasting one of the strongest teams In New England, faced practically the same opposition as had Rutgers, with the same result. Then came the millennium, ; ' . c, sexeral of the ab- sentees became proficient and rejoined the ranks. On Washington ' s Birthday Swarthmore fell an easy vic- tim to a rejuvenated team. The following week saw the arrival of a strong Pittsburgh team and the de- parture of a defeated ditto. March 8 brought the close of the season with the Columbia meet. This was the event the team had pointed for all sea- son, and was in a sense the championship match. It proved a fitting conclusion and the closest meet ever seen here. With the score tied at the last event the relay, composed entirely of first classmen, swimming their last time, splashed home with the bacon. The team was the strongest West Point has yet developed, but was unfortunate in that it at no time had its full strength available. Credit is due e -ery member of it, and particularly Captain Pendleton, " Sandy " doodman and George Duerr, its captain. Without tliem the team would have lacked the splen- did spirit which enabled it to " shine under adversity. " Needless to say, graduation will bring its losses, but a strong group will remain and, fortune favoring, next year should prove a good one. Summary of the Season Lehigh 25 Rutgers 44 Syracuse 31 Dartmouth 23 Swarthmore 9 U. of Pitt 18 Columbia 27 Army 37 Army 18 Army 29 Army 39 Army 52 Arm y 44 Army 35 De Armond Three hundred eighty-one V■ ■l. i V ■ yvV tA V l ' W ' tAt » l lMt vV lr■ l tlV J t ' !y ' t r ' t i ' t ' t tr t Boxing only were the riinks of our veteran mitt- men depleted by last year ' s graduation, but also the approaching season brought us into contact with formid- able foes. However, with a few seasoned scrappers as a nucleus around which to de- velop the handy look- ing new material, it was not long before many an eye went into Maglin, Capt. WHEN Coach " Billy " Cavanaugh called time on the 1924 season of the cauliflower industry at West Point, Captain Bill Maglin led a motley crew of leather pushers into the boxing room and turned them over to his tender care. I say tender, because Billy always handles his pupils with gloves. The gruelling work of training began early, because, not H B xino y Stowell, Mcr. mourning and the good red blood began to flow at the afternoon workouts. And right here a word may be said for those who never fought up stairs amid the plaudits of the multitude. They also serve who only hit the mat. For two Saturdays before the regular season opened, intra-squad meets were held after the basketball games in order to watch the jvy vi yji -sy-jy-vj, - jj; j -.i f. ' ! ' J ' Three hundred eighty-fujo embryo Kings of Swat perform before an audience. These meets, being pure competition for the honor of represent- ing the Corps against outsiders, were hard fought throughout. The intercollegiate ice was broken by the University of Toronto whose ag gregation of well ' " ' ' llj tried pugs just nosed DuGA 0 " ' hotly con- tested meet to the tune of 4 to 3. Toronto ' s 1 15 pounder being unable to get dow ' n to our midget Brosnan ' s class, there were two bouts in the 125 pound section with Dugan leading the dance and taking the deci- sion. Of the remaining bouts, Barnes and Mack won for Army over Hubert- son and Shute in the 135 pound and light-heavy classes respectively, while Andrews, Zubberman, Smith and Ely were defeated by the Canadian quartet composed of Gray, Martin, Black and Mahan. The Canadian team won our respect for the keen sportsmanship of its members. Our next contest with the wily crew from Colgate, gave Army the short end of a 4 to 2 decision, the 135 pounders being stopped on a draw tally when our Barnes and Colgate ' s Johnson swapped nasty cuts over the eye. Army i. won her two t u " bouts when Brosnan in an extra frame defeated Leyden, and Smith, D. B., outclassed Erhalt. Du- gan, Tully, M agl i n and Mack lost to Lloyd, Car- ruthers, Ross and Strath respec- tively, the most note- worthy bout being that stopped between Tully and Car- ruthers. Penn State fur- nished the next com- petition and romped off with the biggest part of a 4 to 3 count m a meet that was not decided until the final bell of the last bout. Those who won for Army were Andrews Brosnan, our de- pendable little mascot, Smith, D. B., our sensational 145 pounder, and Tully, of whom there will be more said in future Army boxing circles. These men won from McClernan, Keil, and Weiss. In the other bouts " Lady Luck " deserted the Army with the re- sult that Dugan, Andrews, Mack and Maglin lost to Steele, West, Frank and Madera. In the final bout. Bill Maglin, with a well timed right to the jaw, knocked Madera halfway across the ring and into the ropes. Such a punch would have killed an ordinary mortal, but Madera, after a clinch, was ready for more. Truly it was with such a jaw bone that Sampson of Biblical lore won his fame against the Philistines. Though it would seem that Army has weathered a foggy socko season we who know the difficulties overcome, and the closeness of each bout, are far from being discouraged. RESULTS Univ. of Toronto 4 3 Colgate Univ. 4 2 Penn State Univ. 4 3 Washington and Lee College 2 5 ;r3;r7rrTjc yr r r:;r:jr r:5r7r?;r ni;r3jr i ' - V- ' ' ' t ' -- t ' -V ' «■ " ■( T iree hundred eighty-three .,V.V.W , ■. . t,. V W,■W, ' l V t,vV ■l.jnI ' ' ' t ' - »V ' ' t■ »». J M -t tr •ii- r - ' -i b e n c 1 n g pionship from the Intercol- legiates last year. The matches this season will be held In New York City once more, on the third and fourth of April. Whether or not any team qual- ifies to enter the finals at New- York depends entirely upon the number of meets it wins or loses in its regular schedule of dual meets during the fencing season. The Army, so far, has had but two formal bouts, with the following results: Army Armv 9 Columbia .. 10 U. ofPenn. SlEBELVS, CAPT. PERHAPS no sport at the Military Academy enjoys a more complete enthusiasm on the part of its devotees than the sport of fencing. With the romantic background of the click and clash of steel on steel when blade meets blade, of the quick utterings of " Touche " and " On Guard, " the mem- bers of the squad faithfully work night after night to perfect lunge, parry and riposte. Even D ' Artagnan himself could never have applied himself with more zeal than our student swordsmen under M. Vauthier and Mr. Dimond. There is no need to remind friends of the Army that the team brought home the complete three-weapon cham- H PE rrcin Tex 1 OR, Mgr. During the coming month of March the Army will compete In the prelimi- naries with Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale and Dart- mouth, the season closing with the In- tercoUegiates on April 4. Fencing, the sport of the kings. Is one in which we of the Military Pro- fession do and should pride ourselves In excelling. Our previous successes and our present high standing have been largely due to the conscientious efforts of M. Vauthier, instructor in foil, and Mr. Dimond. coach of sabre and dueling sword. I n its coaching staff the army fencers could not be more fortunate. M. Vauthier has held Three hundred eighty-four ■ ,■» ir x l 1tf trA " .»f ■ fr t( tol t l vt t. lot l tJ )r ' i ■ ? t ' the position of the Acadeni " Fencing Master since 1904, and is himself a fencer of international fame and reputation. Mr. Dimond today is one of the foremost fencers in the world and recently distinguished him- self and the Army by winning the three-weapon na- tional championship. To him, the success of our sabre and epee teams has been largely due. THE INTERCOLLEGIATES OF 1923 The success of the fencing season of 1922-1923 was capped with the glowing triumph of the Army team at the Intercollegiates, held at the Hotel Astor during the early part of April. The eleven years ' absence from this annual event did not seem to change the position of the Army with respect to the other com- peting colleges. In 1912 the Army indisputably won the first place and, in 1923, five of the seven cups fell into Army hands. Teams representing Army, Navy, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, Hamilton, M.I.T. and the University of Pennsylvania took part in the com- petition which lasted two days and two nights, the preliminaries coming on Thursday afternoon and eve- ning and the finals on Friday night. The Army was victorious in all weapons on the first day and qualified for the finals in foil, sabre and epee. Navy was the only other college to perform a similar feat. During the preliminaries, Clark distinguished himself in sabre t by losing not a single bout, while Castner, Conner and Pesek won laurels for themselves. In the finals the Army team was almost as success- ful. Our epee team won the championship by beating Navy, the runner-up, while Pesek won the individual honors with the dueling sword in a sensational bout with Calloway, of Navy, last year ' s champion. Our sabre team also captured the championship, again de- feating the Navy, while Captain " Bill " Castner car- ried off the medal in sabres without the loss of a single battle or skirmish. Our foil team, although it did not win, fenced splendidly and, by reaching the finals, aided in winning the Three-Weapon Champion- ship. Following is a summary of the seven events. Individual Foil — Won by Davenport, of Yale. Individual Epee — Won by Pesek, of Army. Individual Sabre — Won by Castner, of Army. Team Foil — Won by Harvard. Team Epee — Won by Army. Team Sabre — Won by Army. Three- Weapon Championship — Won by Army. Foil Team — Conner, ' 23; Stebbins, ' 24; Tasker, ' 24 — Sub., Ker, ' 24. Epee Team— Pesek, ' 23 ; Price, ' 23— Sub., Hains, ' 24. Sabre Team— Castner, ' 23 (Capt.) ; Clark, ' 2A — Sub., More, C. E., ' 24. Three hundred eighty-five ■ ■ ■ r t rxt 1 t t xV t t rv» Atr« ! r«l f ! J l » ■ » ■ ? ' ilT ' lot Wrestlin g thirty to sixty seconds of each bout, this sport has enjoyed much popularity among both Cadets and Officers. This year, with " Mugger " Ives in command the team has won four of its six meets, losing only to V. M. I. and Yale. The squad began its training soon after the Ives, Wresjling Capt. COMBINE brawn, - brains, speed, and time in the right proportions and you have what is com- monly known as the art of wrestling. Intercollegiate wrestling at West Point has not been in existence for many years, but since the time when Francis Greene threw every one of his opponents in the unlimited class, and always in the last Smith, Wrestling Mcr. end of the football season, and day after day found " The Padded Cell " the theatre of operations for hard-working, ambitious Kaydets. Our first meet was with Toronto who returned to Canada defeated by a score of 18-5. The winning of this match was extremely gratifying to the Army team, as it paid up an old debt incurred last season ' ■ ' ;¥M ' wm Sf s yt " WQ ' j7 j; , . j : 4 . ip. jp. ijk jv )» p. i.- Three hundred eirfhty-six ■ t ■ t Str tr tf i l i: i lr t j t j trvl ' Vtf vV ' l t ' l l ' l tf l ' ' ty i t l ' i " j ! ' x ' j vl ' ' r■ f v vV »■ ' ■ .•■ ■ ' ■ yir -iir i ' iff fjr tr ' lr tr " i when the same visitors won the day from us. Next came S tevens Institute who fell be- fore the Army ' s at- tack, vanquished 20-0. Every Army man scored at least a time decision, while Cle- land put on the finish- ing touches in the last bout by throwing his man. Following this, the University of Pennsylvania came to West Point with the idea that the Army team was weak and would prove an easy victim, but they, too, returned to " P. D.-Iand " a wiser group of men, losers by a 13-11 score. Not until the last bout, were we in the lead, but when Griffith took Lutz of Pennsylvania to the mat the victory was ours. Then came the period of ill luck. The first to enjoy a victory over the Army was the team from Virginia Military Institute who took home the better end of a 16-10 score. Griffith again showed his worth by getting time on a man who outweighed him by forty pounds. This defeat was fol- lowed by another, when our old oppo- nents from Yale beat us 17-8. Selby, the Army 135 pounder, took Yale ' s intercol- legiate champion tc the mat in the first five seconds and held him there until time was called. Griffith, although outweighed by fifty pounds, did the almost impossible by throwing Batty, his Yale opponent in the last minute. As a final touch to the season Army returned to its winning stride on March 8 by taking a meet from one of the best of intercollegiate wrestling clubs, the team from Columbia. The battle was close and hard-fought, four of the seven bouts ending in draws, two being deci- sions (one f or each side), and only one end- mh.lkk ing in a fall, brought about by Barnett, 145 pound class. Ives, the Army captain, did not lose a single bout in the 175 pound class. Other men who played a big part on the mat this season and who will be here next year are Cleland (158), Barnett ( 145), Griffith (unlimited) and Selby (135). The success of the team this year was due largely to the fine work of Tom Jenkins, Coach, and to the fine support in the Corps. Best of all, the gradua- tion of 1924 will not take many of the veterans, but will leave a fine nucleus for next year. Of late the Corps in- terest in wrestling has increased, and the fine showing during the past sea- son may be credited to it. May the com- ing year bring fur- ther laurels to the strong arm squad. oppo- nents Ai my Univ. of Toronto. 5 18 Stevens Institute. 20 Univ of Pa 11 13 Va. Mil. Inst... 16 10 Yale University.. 17 8 Columbia Univ... 3 8 Totals 52 77 - !, V ! x l t t, t, ! W l t ' ■ V ' l l l ' V t J V V V ' t» tntr r t T en n i liei t and Springfield were won with ease, and the tie matches with Stevens and Lafayette were bitterly con- tested. Chaplain Wheat, as coach, deserves a great deal of credit for the manner in which he developed the team out of the small amount of material on hand, although he was aided this year by the increase of interest in tennis on the part of the Corps as a whole. G a r b i s c h and Baldwin, playing numbers one and tuo respectively, performed impres- sively throughout the season. In the Amherst match both de- feated men who had reached the semi-finals in the New Ben ' nett, C.W., Captain THE work of the Tennis Team throughout the past year was by far the best since this sport was introduced at the Academy. From a mere cursory glance at the season ' s results, with a record of two matches lost, two tied, two won and two can- celled because of rain, one would be led to believe that we had only a mediocre year in tennis. Such is not the case. The all-around work of the team was a decided improvement over that of last year. The scores of the two defeats at the hands of Swarth- more and the Navy were very close, being 5-4 in each case, whereas both of our six to one victories over Am- KiKKi.NUAi L, .Mana England Inter-Collegiate Champion- ship Matches. Ed Garbisch ' s wonder- ful uphill fight in the Navy game which finally brought him victory over Harshman, the Mids ' captain, will never be forgotten in Army tennis. Stone played a strong, steady game all through the year. These three were ably supported by Stewart (Cap- tain), Castner, Bennett and Oxreider. With Garbisch, Baldwin and Ben- nett (Captain-elect) remaining from last year ' s team, and with a wealth of material from the Plebe class, we are looking forward to a strong season in tennis this coming year, with good prospects of beating the Navy. Three InituiieA eiiilily-e ' uilit V■■jf■ ' tr tr tr tr j ■ fa t tr tf ! l.- t t lf ! l Te n n i s — N avy Match No Army team can say that it has had a successful season when it bows in defeat before the Navy. Nevertheless, our match in Tennis this year with the Mids, though won by them with the tantalizing score of 5-4, brought with it some consolation. It was a hght from beginning to end, the score before the last match being 4-4, the last set, Lyman and Hartwig s. Stewart and Castner, running to 8-6 before the Navy ' s victory was assured. Probably the most beautiful display of tennis pluck and true court generalship that will ever be witnessed on the local courts was shown by " Ed " Garbisch, our All-American center, playing first singles against Harshman. The Navy captain won the first set, 6-3, and had " Ed " 5-1 in games and 40-15, Harshman serving. It was at this point that " Ed " began his uphill fight that finally brought him ictory. Harshman played wonderful tennis, but Garbisch ' s reserve strengtli and splendid spirit and sportsmanship won out. Score — (3-6), (7-5), (6-3). Lyman, a Plebe at the Naval Academy, matched against " Bill " Castner, played a clever, concentrated and consistent game, displaying a superiority at the net that was the deciding fac- tor in his victory. Score — (6-4), (6-4). Stewart, our captain, opened fire on Sho ip with a series of volleys, smashes and drives that completely bafHed the Navy player and won the first set handily. He lost his stride as the second set opened, and Shoup took immediate advantage of " Charlie ' s " slacking pace and won with com- parative ease. Score — (5-7), (6-2), (6-1). Stone and Baldwin came through the morn- ing ' s play with a 100% average. Baldwin won from Hartwig, Navy ' s captain for next year, with ease. (6-2), (6-3), the issue at no time being in doubt. He was always on the offensive and clearly outplayed the new Navy skipper. Stone played his usual steady game and won out in a hard fought match from Winslow, (8-6), ( 7-5 ) . Later in the morning these two, paired in doubles against Moeller and Winslow, won their second victory of the day, (6-3), (7-5). Ward, combining a clever overhead game with a judicious change of pace, beat Oxreider, our last man. Score — (6-2), (6-4). In the other double matches Garbisch and Bennett were overcome by Shoup and Harsh- man, and Castner and Stewart succumbed to Lyman and Hartwig. Thus ended a hard-fought struggle with vic- tory in the hands of the Navy, offsetting the laurels won by the Army on the track the same morning. It was left to the baseball team in the afternoon to decide the ultimate victor. SINGLES 1. Baldwin vs. Hartwig 6-3, 6-2 2. Garbisch vs. Harshman 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 3. Castner vs. Lyman 4-6, 4-6 4. Stewart vs. Shoup 7-5, 2-6, 1-6 5. Stone vs. Winslow 7-5, 8-6 6. Oxreider vs. Ward 2-6, 4-6 DOUBLES 1. Garbisch-Bennett vs. Harshman-Shoiip 2-6, 5-7 2. Stewart-Castner vs. Lyman-Hartwig 3-6, 6-8 3. Stone-Baldwin vs. Mneller-W ' inslow 6-3, 7-5 b t ' ' ' tr ' tT ! lr t - t lr ' lf V tAt ' ltf tr l l ! ! i IcllL(.ii, Captain Gymnasium ALTHOUGH many other sports and activities claimed a portion of the time of some of our most valu- able men, this past season has been one of the most successful experienced by the Gymnasium sc|uad since its initial appear- ance at the Point. There were two meets dur- ing the season which served to create a great deal of interest in the squad. The first of March found Pennsylvania here for a competition meet. By vir- tue of their seasoned experience they proved themselves the bet- ter on nearly every machine; the tumbling honors, alone, were divided. The following week Princeton sent Its team here, by our invitation, for a joint exhi- bition meet, in which many di verse and thrilling exercises were presented. Places in the indoor meet, always the climax of the season, were hotly contested. The first class carried away the honors on every piece of apparatus, while Gaddis took the tumbling for the second class. Gillette deserves a great deal of credit and praise, being the best all-around and hardest work- ing man on the squad. Due to the fact that it takes a long time to develop a good gvmnast, commencement this year will be keenly felt by the squad, since it will take fully eighty-five per cent of our best men. However, an interesting schedule is no v being arranged for our next season. Mr. Dohs will spend all of his time next year in selecting and training new men from the incoming Plebe class, and coaching the squad. With a nucleus of Gaddis, Hop- kins, Lamb, McMahan, Jones, Raney and llerrington the development of a very strong team can be expected. ,V (. ,v y,L .Ju j, 5 . . . Jf J Jf Ji-J J iLf Three linndred ninety tf• l r l lf i t ! lr tf V tr V tnt ' tff ! ' 3 l J Ty ' t l t ! ' ? l ' i ' tr l l i i f i i ' ir tf ' ir i LeFavoi R, C ' oLGHi.iN, PAsni.1.1, Binuii .- is. , Mdiioi, Law is, ndMiiRowsKv, Fuki hdlmkn Golf A MONG the sports which have become recog- teams in the cnvintr , and a series of incredibly close L nized at the Academy in the past few years by and hard-fought matches resulted in a three-all tie. J. . the official designation of " Corps Squads, " Golf Early, Pasolli, Furuholmen, Craigie and Brady has taken its place in an admiral manner. By closing played in all of the matches, displaying an almost the season of 1923 without a defeat, the Army team has unbeatable brand of golf. This spoke well for the not only won the coveted Minor " A " in the second year coaching which the squad received from the hands of of its existence, but it can, also, justly consider itself Mr. Canausa, the West Point " Pro, " and Major Mc- one of the strongest teams in Eastern intercollegiate Millan, the graduate coach. The next year ' s team has golf circles. prospects of a good season with Pasolli as captain and The first match of the year, played at the Storm King Furuholmen, Dombrowsky and Lawes as a basis upon Golf Club of Cornwall, was with M. I. T., which which to develop new material. proved to be one of the best teams on the schedule, the As a result of the good showing made by the Army Army winning by but a single point. Colgate, Syra- team in the past two years, efforts are being made to cuse and Lehigh were then defeated in succession by obtain permission to join the Intercollegiate Golf Asso- decisive scores. The last match, with Williams, how- ciation, and to enter a team in their annual National ever, found the . rmy up against one of the best golf Tournament next summer. Opponents .Irmy April 28 M. I. T 2 3 May 5 Colgate 1 5 May 12 Syracuse 1 5 May 19 Lehigh 1 4 May 26 Williams 3 3 j i, ' j j; j . , .Ji j, J! .j; Jt j j.j j; jf-jf 4 jf ' 4; j ! J . i Three Inindrcd ninety-one S- ' tr l -si ' fa jy t ' Jr J ' ' «trx? tAl itr V ' l l l xtr ' Rifle IN the spring of 1923 some great mind chanced upon the realization that West Point was not rep- resented by a Rifle Team. The very absurdity of the fact that the Army should be without a Rifle Team seemed to be sufficient to set the necessary machinery in motion for the development of a team, and within a few- weeks elimina- tion trials w ere being held, the re- sult of which was the first Army Rifle Team that we had known. Due to the in- sufficient time tor practice and the rela- tive inexperi- ence of the Team, a light schedule, con- s i s t i n g of RMY h RiLt Y Lee, Captain three matches at West Point and three telegraphic matches, was a natural consequence. The results of these matches, ho vever, were far more satisfactory than had been expected, with but one defeat falling to Army ' s share, and that by a margin almost too close to he real. The ability shown by a team developed in such a short time gives promise of a successful sea- son to come. A s,t r o n g e r schedule is ex- pected next spring and it i s confidently hoped that the Army Rifle Team will soon take its place amon;; the Nation ' s Best. 17_ ' 5 pKANCt, Manager Three hundred niiiily-tiio - jv - i .C v . ; j; V . ' tf dr■t jf ' ( j ■ ' V i x r f t t tr ! l lr l t lf ' V 1J !f lf ly ln tr Harrison, Captain WITH a steady hand and a sure eye, the Army Pistol Team shot its nay to the front in all but one of its fourteen matches, vinning the season by more than fifteen hundreil points over the aggregate score of its opponents. The pistol-men from Alabama found our range in the first meet and bettered our score of 2062 by thirty points. The Cadets from Culver Academy ran us a close race in one of the mid-season matches, scoring 2101 to our 2105. With the exception of these two teams, however, the Army experienced little difficulty with any of its opponents and twice during the year left its com- petitors over 275 points in the rear. As far as individual scoring is concerned all five of the men on the team, Timberman (Captain), Mc- Pistol ( iruder, Price, Harrison and loftoy, did consistently good work; but the brilliant firing of Harrison ■as nothing short of phenomenal. At the con- clusion of one match it was rumored that there would be a " Corps Inspection " for the fourteen points he lost that afternoon when he scored a 434 out of a possible 448. There was no doubt as to who would be elected team captain for the season of 1925- 1924 after such an exhibition. As in the case of the Rifle Team, this year marked tlu- beginning of this branch of Minor Sports at the Academ . Much credit is due to Major Buckner for this recognition, for it was through his efforts that the team was originall developed and whipped into shape. H PiST U Barton, Manager ' ith Harrison and Toftoy, the two best shots from last year ' s team, Harper and Bartz ranking high on the scjuad, and excellent material found in the third class during summer qualifi- cations, the squad has reason to look forward to a brilliant season under the coaching of Captain Scott. Alahama Poly. Inst 2092. . . RMY 2062 Purdue Univ 1897.. " 2062 Boston Univ 1989.. " 2064 Texas . gr. Mech. Col. 2019.. " 2089 Univ. of Oklahoma 1913.. " 2089 Princeton Univ 2044.. " 2109 Univ. of Utah 1970.. " 2089 Harvard Univ 1944.. " 2089 Oregon . cr. Col 190,1.. " 2089 Culver Mil. Inst 2101.. " 2105 Univ. of Wisconsin.... 2582.. " 2622 Iowa State Agr. and Mech. Col 2042.. " 2101 Univ. of Chicago IS30.. " 2106 V.ile Univ 1O20.. " 2106 Tot.iI 28,235.. " 29,782 .. ' fl +1 Jl.jJl. ' jVj y j ivJ4 . , iv Vj Jv. T hree hurtdred niJiety-tlirce V JJV , jp. , . V JjV J JJV «J ' b■ ' ■ i tf if triJ•irint ir f b■ Xr t ifst ' f ' i ' S f ' ' Indoor Meet McHuGH AND Gillette I. ATHLETIC EVENTS 1. Standiiuj Broad Jump— Record: Nelly, ' 02, 10 ' 8 " First, Niurphy, H.A., ' 24; second. Steer, ' 25; third. Long, J.A., ' 27. Distance, 10 ' 8 " 2. Putting 16-lb. S ;o — Record : McQuarrie, ' 20, 40 ' 9 9 ' 10 " First, Dabezies, ' 24; second, Sto vell, ' 24; third, Hewitt, ' 27. Distance, 39 ' 6I 2 " 3. Running High Jump— Record: White, W. ' . ' 23, 5 ' 8 1 2 " First, Watson, ' 26; second, Baughman, ' 24; third, Hulley, 24, Sexton, ' 24, Pheris, 25, and Gilbreath, ' 27. Height, 5 ' 7 " 4. Fence Fault — First Class Record: Condon, ' 27, 7 ' 3 " First, Condon, ' 27 ; second. Smith L.S., ' 24; third, Chism, ' 25. Second Class Record: Whitted, ' 25, 6 ' 6 " First, Whitted, ' 25 ; second, Isaacson, ' 27 ; third. Skinner, 26. (New indoor meet records estab- lished in both classes.) 5. 50-jvi -, Das i — Record: Pickett, ' 16, 5 1 5 sees. First, Heacock, ' 25 ; second. Sex- ton, ' 24; third, Gilbreath, ' 27. Time, 5V2 sees. 6. Pole Climbing — Record: White, W.W., ' 23, 4 3 5 sees. First, Lamb, ' 25; second, Hier- holzer, ' 25; third, Mabie, ' 24. Time, 5 sees. 7. SO-yard High Hurdles (Special Feature) — Won by Barkes, ' 24. Tied World ' s Record. McHlch Time, 6 1 5 sees. THE Class of 1924 walked away with the Thirtieth Annual Indoor Meet, a margin of more than 100 points over the nearest rival clearly indicating the supremacy of the victors. Team of 1924 won the swimming meet, fencing meet, handball tournament, medicine ball race and tug-of-war. The tug-of-war team won for the fourth straight time, making a clean sweep of that event since 1921. In the gym- nasium events 1924 was supreme, every point possible being taken by the first classmen. Although the evening events began with 1924 only 20 points ahead, the hard work and coopera- tion brought in enough more to increase this lead to over 100. The sabre for general athletic ability was awarded to Cadet Smythe, while the Edgerton Sabre was awarded to Cadet Mulli- gan, the outgoing football captain. Sweaters and gold athletic insignia were awarded to the athletes of 1924 during the evening. II. GYMNASTIC EVENTS Foster Memorial Prize First, McIIugh, ' 24; second, Gillette, ' 24. 1. Flying Rings — First, Gillette, ' 24; second, McHugh, ' 24; third, Howarth, ' 24. 2. Side Horse — First, Berry, R.W., ' 24; second, Mc- Hugh, ' 24; third, Gillette, ' 24. 3. Long Horse — First, McHugh, ' 24; second. Berry, R.W., ' 24; third, Gillette, ' 24. 4. Horizontal Bar — First, Marcus, ' 24 ; second, Mc- Hugh, ' 24; third, Gillette, ' 24. 5. Parallel Bars — First, Gillette, ' 24; second, McHugh, ' 24; third, Howarth, ' 24. III. TEAM EVENTS 1. Medicine Ball Rac, — First, Class 1924 (Kirkendall, Capt. ; Hutchinson, McLamb, P.F.; Booth, E.F.; Dean, R.L. ; Mabie, Palmer, CD.; Forman, Fisher, S.H.). Second, Class 1925 (Peploe, Capt.; Bird, Purdue, Mvers, CM.; Robertson, Conder, Martin, Eraser, Channon). Third, Class 1926 (Meny, Capt.; Dean, W.E. ; Hawkins, Hawthorne, Smith, G.A. ; Murphy, Mc- Nerney, CD.; Reeve, Heiberg). 2. Tug-oj-War — First, Class 1924 (Royce, Capt.; Stewart, J. A.; Smithers, Stowell, Partridge, Goodman, Stro- hecker, Glasgow, McCullough). Second, Class 1927 (Rivers, Capt.; Dehmlow. Hewitt, Schmidt, Parsell, Taylor, H.; Hoppes, Gilbreath, Trapnell). Third, Class 1925 (Johnson, E.L., Capt.; Ellinger, Mack, Farwick, Fraser, Kengla, Chism, Wilson, E.H.; Dow ling). Three hundred ninety-four A■ fr■ r tr f b if tr int W -| r (f t) l tr l r lrxt l x) t V t VJ Won byl924 3. Relay Raa-— First, Class 1924 (Dean, R.L. ; Hulley, Sililey, Sex- ton). Second, Class 1925 (Heacock, Underwood, Robert- son, Steer). Third, Class 1926 (Nourse, Heidner, Sclieiffler, Skinner). IV. SWIMMING 1. SO-yard Dash — First, De Armond, ' 25; second. Bur- rill, ' 24; third, Krueger, ' 26. Time, 26 sees. (New- Indoor Meet Record.) 2. QO-yard Swim — First, Duerr, ' 24; second, Howze, ' 25; third, Krueger, ' 26. Time, 1:4 4 5. 3. iO-yard. Back Stroke — First, De Armond, ' 25; sec- ond, Goodman, ' 24; third, Cloke, ' 27. Time, 33 sees. (New Indoor Meet Record.) 4. W-yard Breast Stroke — First, Elliott, ' 26; second, Goodman, ' 24; third, Deery, ' 25. Time, 1:191 2- (New Indoor Meet Record.) 5. 220-yard Sivim — First, Bradv, ' 26 ; second, Lord, ' 25; third, Hadsell, ' 24. Time 2:52 4 5. 6. Diving — First, Polsgrove, ' 24; second. Bliss, 25; third, Wiley, ' 27. 7. Relay Race — First, Class 1924 (Goodman, Duerr, Burrill, Wier) ; second. Class 1925 (Lord, John- son, E.L. ; Howze, De Armond) ; third. Class 1926 (Elliott, Brady, Krueger, Gross). Time, 1:56 3 5. (New Indoor Meet Record.) V. BOXING 115- i. Class — First, Brosnan, ' 25 ; second, Grizzard ,26. ]25- i. Class — First, Dugan, ' 24; second, Meister, ' 24. 135- i. Class — First, Barnes, ' 25; second, Andrews, E.L., ' 24. 145- i. C n j— First, Tulley, ' 25; second, Smith, D.B., ' 24. 160- . Class — First, Gillmore, ' 25 ; second, Schwab, ' 27. 175- . Class — First, Maglin, ' 24; second, Hornisher, ' 27. Unlimited T dij— First, Mack, ' 25; second, Ely, ' 24. ' 24; VI. FENCING Individual Foil — First, Ta second, Stebbins, ' 24. Team Foil— First, Class 1924 (Steb- bins, Tasker, Ker) ; second. Class 1925 (Barth, Lvnch, Has- kell, J.) ; third, Class 1926 (Crary, Munson, Heiberg). Individual Ef ee— First, Hains, P.C, ' 24; second, Cavenaugh, ' 25. Team Epee— First, Class 1925 (Has- kell, Cavenaugh) ; second, Class 1924 (Hains, Stebbins); third. Class 1926 (Mayo, Doyle). Individual Sabre— First, Clark, F.J., ' 24; second. Mayo, ' 26. Team Sabre— First, Class 1924 (Clark, Triplet) ; second. Class 1926 (Mayo, Smallwood) ; third. Class 1925 (Champlain, McLaughlin). VII. WRESTLING lis- ' . Class— First, Young, W., ' 26; second. Hunter, W.H., ' 27. 125- A. Class— First, Miller, H.G., ' 25 ; second, Johnson, W.L., ' 24. 135- i. C «.i.!— First, Selby, ' 27; second, ' 24. 145- ' . Class— First, Barnett, ' 25; Rothgeb, ' 24. 158- ;. Class— First. Cleland, ' 25; Bradford, ' 25. l7S-lb. Class— First, Dudley, G.D., ' 25; second. Gill- more, ' 25. Unlimited Class- Schmidt, ' 27. Mead, A.D., -First, Griffith, W.B., second, VIII. HANDBALL Sini les — First, Thompson, J.S., ' 24; second, Martin, ' C.E., ' 26; third, Hutchinson, C.B., ' 24. Doh ) ,-.v— First, Class, 1924 (O ' Connor, W.W., Hutch- inson, C.B.) ; second, Class 1926 (Martin, C.E., Kammcrer) ; third. Class 1927 (Stone, Browning). THE SUMMARY OF EV EXTS Tlie final standing of the meet icyij as folloix-s: First Place— Class of 1924 221V2 Points Second Place— Class of 1925 118 ' ,, " Third Place— Class of 1926 51 Fourth Place— Class of 1927 361 4 " CHAMPIONSHIP TUG-OF-WAR TEAM Mulligan Strohecker Goodman Glasgow Royce Stewart Stowell McCulloch Smttiiers gar Three hundred ninety-five .j, j, j, j, il,j;.i r, , i ' ' ! " ! ' - |r■4 1 ■ ir trxt. l t »t V l V ) Mt ■ t ' l l l )) lr il t t } if ' t l l ' t iA l ' COLONEL KOEHLER - yL_ rTj i n T n ' i n z n ' Tjnjcyi Tpr n r ' ipr l r c rj j.,py p. fV j j j j vj y J J j j . Jf«.jjv v jv Jjv jji, j,v fi ,(,1 v ( Three lundred ninely-six -Jr fc tr b l tf tf t fa in V tA!y ty t l vb l tf ) t -(lr ' it t t» t -» if 8 l t t ARMY TROPHIES mmss m. Three Ininiired ninety-se-ven A ' l ' Ao6 1nty ' tr»f x W Wr i tr t tf ?r■lf ! t t; ' tfr tr V ' 4r j t xlr tnird Inikrior ok Gvmkasium IN an institution of the type of the Mihtary Academy, where practically the sole recreation comes from par- ticipation in athletics, it is only natural that the g ' mnasium should be considered of prime importance. We, members of the Corps, are indeed fortunate in possessing one of the most complete gymnasiums in collegiate circles. Built of pressed brick, it forms a northern boundary to the line of buildings of the Academy, and within its thick walls has been fostered the athletic spirit of West Point. A large floor, equipped with every form of apparatus, is always at the disposal of the cadets. In addition there are handball courts, too few, it is true, but by patient waiting, one can always play a game or two. For those of the more aggressive nature there are provided large boxing and wrestling rooms, complete in every de- tail. Then, too, there is the fencing room, where the clash of steel on steel is a daily hap- pening. Behind the gymnasium, et forming a part of it, is a wing housing the great swimming pool. Here the mermen hold sway, during the regular swim- ming season, and between times. Indeed, swimming has come to be the most popular form of athletic recreation. In the space formed by the g ' mnasium proper and the pool is a rectangle, which, Hooded in winter, forms the ice hockey rink, and in the summer pro- vides room for six tennis courts. The basement of the gymnasium, how- ever, is the scene of the most activity. Here are the dressing rooms of the varsity squads and here one can feel the spirit of athletics, as brought out by intercollegiate competition. The aroma of liniment, the clouds of steam, the yells and songs all be- speak the dressing room — where the vic- tories are celebrated and the defeats silently borne. In passing, it might be of interest to note how the gymnasium enters the academic life of the average cadet. All through the first, or plebe year, one hour and a half is daily de ' oted to work in the gymnasium. The men are marched to the gym after their morning tussle with mathematics, and for the next hour or so they add to their developing by working with the apparatus, or swing- ing Indian clubs and other forms of muscle-producing in- struments. After a year of such work the habit is hard to break, and every afternoon linds the gymnasium floor well occupied with cadets, who realize what an oppor- tunity they have — a statue to athletics, the keystone of the Academv. i:MJ 3mmm sg S! « mm ss m r Three hundred ninety-eight 7-!irj;i. . if . jj. i ii Ss ' ! ! ; ; ; ' ' xl xj yj fcxjy sfr t ' y--f - - - Jf - JJ ' . J J J JJi. Jf .Jfy ., f lfM - tr tr l tr i t) ' ltAt ' t t l if !f ! ' ! ' ■. ■ «! " - ' - t ' v ' ' V V ! ' ' ! t l irdr i l xi tr ir i l Atr t JA trvtr J Three hundred ninety-nine ' b ' -4rMr tf- b ' l tr tr«! tr fc ' tr l ' ltf t Four hundred fV p. »j rS!r- - Str tr ' lf t Ttf t tf ' iJr int ' tAl Tlf f »lrvtfifr -»tr- it A Day Book JUNE S P: CON D— Navy Game day. ... It is remarkable to ob- serve how rapidly the last trace of academic endeavor has been wiped out. Books and slide-rules were abandoned with the last class yesterday and I fail to notice any signs of mourning. . . . Due to the length of time occupied by the morning athletic events the Corps proceeded to the Mess Hall individ- ually — for the first time in recorded history. But to atone for the violation of tradition we turned out a review before the baseball game. This was in deference to the numerous Generals, Admirals and other Notables as- sembled. But I have a suspicion that these same Notables were chiefly en- gaged at that time in making sure of their seats for the major attraction of the day. . . . Much shouting and a great number of caps ruined. The brilliant crowd is on its feet and cheering nearly as madly as the Corps itself. ... I ob- served Hans Ld- bert surrounded by a frenzied circle of Kaydets when the jubilation was at its height, and what a good-natured maul- ing they gave him. Hans deserves a great deal of credit for what he has done this year. But it goes even beyond that. Hans is one of us and has his own place in the affection of the Corps, win or lose. . . . The Hop was exceedingly brilliant and also exceedingly crowded. The feed served on the lawn in front of Cullum was a pleasant innovation and constituted quite an attraction for the Stag. JUNE TH HID— Sunday and a re- ligious holiday for some but for the majority a glorified morning after with a pleasing Navy flavor. . . . Snugly ensconced at a corner table in the crowded hotel dining room I watched the thunder-storm come over Gro ' Nest and speculated as to the probability of a number of pic- nics being broken up — or rather washed out. And within an hour they c ( ) m m e n c e d to straggle in, very bedraggled but still hilarious and happy. ... A band V-- -Af ' lr trAV- tr i -it tf i r ' a ' rtf tr ! l l l l trv1 ? -tff- t ' i! ' ' i l trjr concert and walking privilege in the evening brought out the Kaydets en masse. JUNE FOURTH— June Week was officially opened with the Runts in an Infantry drill as a curtain raiser. . . . After all June Week seems to be essentially a Second Class matter. At any rate the Second Classman enters into the festivities of the occasion with the greatest abandon. And the reason must be apparent. The Plebe cer- tainly has nothing to enjoy. The im- mediate prospect of Furlough quite blinds the Yearling to the possibilities of a week of pleasure and only intensi- fies his pity for those poor unfortunates who must seek the gay life then or not at all. And the First Classman — his week — but not in reality. This Near- Officer is acting the dutiful son to a host of admiring relatives; the next is an avowed Benedict, bound and gagged for the altar; still another sits fever- ishly polishing an already impeccable pair of boots; and so on. Well the Second Class seeks solace in hops, tea- fights and picnics, and enjoys itself. . . . The Y. M. C. A. smoker was held at the Playgrounds this evening but being otherwise engaged I could not attend. However, the Professor has given me a graphic, if unprintable, account of the affair with the assur- ance that it was lots of fun. JUNE FIFTH— Society today transferred its activities to West Point and the annual Horse Show is now under way in the Riding Hall. The place is very effectively decorated and it is difficult to recognize it as the scene of the daily " Threes by the left flank — Ho. " The Corps assisted in the judging — from the gallery — and won- dered why Cantwell has ever been per- mitted to live. . . . The usual June Week heat wave has descended upon us. Summery things, colorful frocks and hats are much in evidence and what more perfect setting could be desired than that afforded in the shady walks and beautifully kept lawns about the Plain. Such animation and color is a matter of all too infrequent occur- rence here. . . . The Officers ' Hop tendered to the Graduating Class was the social event of the evening. We, of the Second Class, visited the Boodler or the Movies, or perhaps (to use the words of a famous flanker) handed around the mahopa nd planned that first grand week-end leave. JUNE SIXTH— A broiling hot day with very little activity to be noticed. It was pleasant, however, to stroll by easy stages to the Boodler ' s shortly be- fore noon and discuss the Com ' s poop- sheet over a huge dish of ice cream. There was also some talk of the Four hundred tnvo r wjnfnpTjr r Ti r V vjv y,v {K v ■ , ' ' ' ' - ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' r i rtr " Pointer, " a bi-wcckly publication of the Corps, and a project to which a number of men in our class have been devoting themselves quite whole- heartedly for the past month or so. It is to be hoped that the thing meets with the approval of the authorities and so become a reality. . . . Parade this afternoon was not a very pleasant affair. The band had scarcely begun to sound ofif when the boys commenced to drop and by the time that Breidster marched the remnants ofT the field of carnage some sixty or seventy had passed out and had been lugged away by eager file-closers. JUNE SEVENTH— This morning we took our week-end kits and erected canvas bungalows on the Plain, much to the edification of all concerned ex- cepting those who had femmes on the sidelines or who had forgotten such necessary components of the well- equipped man ' s outfit as tent-poles and towels. . . . The visitors collected an- other thrill when the First Class staged its riding exhibition. . . . This after- noon ' s shower was most timely but must have been a terrific blow to the Three Bees. I observed that such in- teresting and pleasant pastimes as Ethiopian Polo and African Bridge seemed to be favored by the proletariat in place of parade. JUNE EIGHTH— A damp and dreary day and not particularly note- worthy, except that athletic exhibitions seemed to be in order. In the evening there was drill, parade and the Hop. The troops must have their rest occa- sionally. JUNE TENTH— With the special program in the Chapel this morning we have reached the high point of our musical year. The full choir and organ was supplemented by brass and percus- sion instruments from the Band the entire ensemble being under the direc- tion of Mr. Mayer. . . . The Organ Recital in the afternoon was well at- tended, particularly by visitors to the post. A desire to inspect the Organ which seems to have become an in- tegral part of the Academy and to the building of which practically every graduate has contributed was perhaps for many the strongest reason for at- tendance. . . . The evening band-con- cert was a thing of primary interest to the Kaydets and their femmes. The whole performance was quite romantic and wholly enchanting. Is it at all re- markable that such numbers of minia- tures are passed about during this week ? JUNE ELEVENTH— This is the day of days, but so utterly crowded in incident and reaction that it is hard to carry away a definite impression of it all. . . . Drills filled the morning: In- ' - ■ ' ( ' ( ' ■ ' ( ' ■■ ■ ■ ■ - ■ • - ■ ' 5i-Jl ' ' T ' - ' T " - -1 Four hundred three r- ' - ' ■ -t f V - " ?■ " i rxjy-Atf tf ' J Atf ' t tr ' Atot-v • lr4 l l 1!r I t tf t fantry. Cavalry, Artillery and Signal Corps. Col. Koehler led the three lower classes in military calisthenics. Admiration of the spectacle was unbounded, for nowhere does Col. Koehler ' s magnificent system appear to better advantage than here at West Point. . . . An innovation as far as we of the Corps are conce rned were the Alumni Exercises and Review. It was all a very moving scene. . . . The mess Hall was bedlam at dinner today. This is the Plebe ' s last meal as a Plebe and as such is unique. Well, everyone had a lot of fun today, though there are some who are still nervous from dodg- ing the fragments. . . . Graduation Parade and the emotions it evokes can- not be adequately described. It is the final, concrete goal of the Kaydet ' s four years of labor, spectacular, thrilling, yet a matter of mental rather than physical significance. Next year it will be my class. JUNE 12th— A more perfect day for the Graduation Exercises could not be desired. The events of yesterday, however, really brought affairs to a close. Yesterday were the last forma- tion, the last parade. the last Hop : this morning is simply an after-thought, a matter to be dispatched as speedily as possible. With uniforms laid out and bags packed, everything is in readiness for the return from Battle Monument and the final farewell to Kaydet grey. . . . The exercises were impressive, as always; perhaps a bit of a bore to the eager Yearling who is wondering whether he will catch that eleven thirty train or not, but yet im- pressive. For the First Classman this week has been one of swiftly piling ex- citement but it is only now that happi- ness is fully tasted, a happiness of past achievements, of unbounded hopes and expectations, of a sentimental and not wholly recognized regret. The First Classman is deliriously happy and with that happiness comes the final knowl- edge: that he loves West Point, that he loves the shaded streets and the quiet grey buildings, the austere grimness of the place and the fine stern motto which has so domi- nated his life for the past four years. He at last under- stands; in this knowledge h e h a s paid his most en- during tribute. ' mmm ri z- -j -j JJV - v p. J V lour l,unJr,-A four f i ' l y tr tf j l Al jf t ' tnA ' l l lJ l; l l if l l lT ?f lA f Jf i lf V ! yV tt ' vtf ' l xj ' v ' vt ' ! lfvV t Graduation Hop THE final Hop and the end of the Kaydet year. Perhaps the memory of this event will constitute the dearest and most lasting impression of Academy days. An impression, however, is a vague, illusive thing at best. It is a matter of the individual, of mood and emotion, a thing to be evoked in a strange, subtle manner, subject of a reminiscent word, of the play of a shadow, of a faint odor. So it is scarcely to be hoped that this page ill inspire the glow of intimate recollection. There are, never- theless, certain matters of a more obvious nature which might be mentioned for their own sake. Per- haps they may even furnish the reminiscent clue. We all remember those feverish days spent as Plebes in con erting the Gymnasium into a ballroom. A soiree — but, then, the preparations were very nearly the greater part of the affair. The formula is simple: put the Hop-Managers in charge, turn out the Plebes and then offer any number of contra- dictory suggestions. The task is really tremendous, but it is carried out splendidly. There is at first the detailed planning of the scheme of decoration. The purely utilitarian features of the building must be cleverly camouflaged, the every-day associations of the place must be obliterated, in so far as is possible, and, perhaps the most insistent demand of all, originality must be obtained. Difficulties always arise, but in the end matters seem to work out properly. The Plebes struggle heroically, the Hop-Managers become mere specters of toil, and the work is done. The Gymnasium is a place transformed — in the evening there will be music, the imiqiie gaiety and splendor of a military spectacle — and another class will have passed on. The magic associations of the Hop, its subtle play of light and shadow, the tenderness of its high- hearted gaiety — how may we speak of these things? With most of us, perhaps with all of us, the predominant emotion experienced is one of happiness, a strange exhilarating happiness tinged with a regret which in an unaccountable manner only serves to intensify it. We are simply and whole-heartedly happy. There comes but an instant of revelation, poignant, bewildering, when the full meaning of much that has been hidden becomes apparent. The orchestra is playing Army Blue. There is a mo- mentary hush in the crowded hall, and we at last see ourselves as we really are — true sons of a mighty tradition — Vest Pointers. HOP MANAGER S Stewart, J. A. John s.nutii, i,. s. Kessinxer Forbes Sex ion Cavwood Four hundred five r:ir5 3ir57Tp- r:! :irTp-?ri;r]p-:5 .,V ,,Va ,xt, V fa i V t, t W A»r ' l l »t■ t,, , ,xt, t,xt,v !rxV t. l ' ' Four hundred six ■ - ■fe■»Mr r » , t 1{, V t t t ■8 i t ' i ' ■ f l ■ V tf V t« Ir t t if V i. t Hops IF my knoivlcdge of the Bible is correct (and it is as correct as my knowledge of the Special Orders for the Guard) David, Solomon, Samson and the less illustrious gentlemen of that peaceful period invariably bathed in perfumed waters, curled their beards, girded up their loins and went forth to slay the Philistine . . . they always slayed the Philistine when court life be- came boring. In these more strenuous days I find the opposing camps little changed. Small matter that the methods of destruction and de- fense have changed. . . What if the present-day Samson has discarded his antiquated jaw bone for the more deadly brilliantine? What if the modern Solo- mon has substituted a Gillette for his ancient curling iron? What if David has renovated his psalms? They are still the warriors and the Philistines are still the Philistines. Hence " Arma virumque cano " I sing of arms and of men — anatomically speaking, of course. But that the burden of such a discourse should fall on one so little accustomed to the line art of subjugating the ever-present Philistine — shall we call her Philis hereafter? — is indeed a " sad commentary. " (The quo- tational expression has been used by a distingui shed " man-at-arms " on many a noteworthy occasion.) How- ever, though I may not be a Samson, I may at least aspire to be his Boswell. " Philis, " writes Samson. . . . " My dear Philis, " continues Samson. . . . " My own Philis, " adds Sam- son, " I am starving for you. " At which point he lays down his pen, lights a vile weed that is supposed to satisfy and contemplates his handicraft. Inspiration again sweeps over him in a heart-breaking torrent. . . . " There will be a moon Saturday night ... a full moon . . . will you ... " (smokes reflectively) . . . " will vou? Oh, won ' t vou come to the hop? " S.AM. " P. S. I had my cons postponed. " Whereupon he hands the missive to a chinless courier (they have supplanted the ancient and venerable insti- tution of eunuchs) andl the deed is done. The great gods snicker up their respective sleeves. The slaugh- ter draws on apace. f -t f Saturday night and Philis thunders up to the port- cullis in her horseless chariot. She is armed to the teeth . . . rouge, lipsticks, powder aiid chaperon. Sam is waiting ... in fact, he has been waiting an hour. He, too, is armed . . . brilliantine . . . Koly- nos . . . Mauvis vie with each other. " Did I keep you waiting? " murmurs Philis. " Not at all, " replied Sam. " It is only 9.30. What could ever lead you to believe that I had been waiting? " " Oh, you dear, sweet, clever thing! " gushes Philis. " I ' ll be back in a moment. " The Outposts retire to the advanced battle position. Philis enters the ante-chamber with her " dread- nought " in tow. Of course, it is here that the finishing touches are applied . . . the cloak discarded . . . . . . the lips tinted to a provocative vermillion . . . the cheeks appropriately splotched with brick dust and dusted with powder and a few other minor details attended to that we deem it advisable to omit . . . because . . .oh, well, because of the shortage of white paper. At last the now radiant Philis emerges, and drifts in the general direction of her sturdy escort. " But you are beautiful tonight, " says the much be- buttoned male. " Flatterer! " comes back the futurist painting. " I never flatter . . . besides, it would be impossible to flatter you tonight, " says Sam. " Oh, my dear, the ninth hop is almost over. We are frightfully late. " " Ves, li-e . . . WE . . . WE are always late, " says the " pampered pet of the nation. " mumbles the " Why, the receiving line has chaperon. Can we blame the future general for a fervent aside of " Thank God " ? The chaperon is duly and appropriatelv deposited. . . . Samson gets a hammerlock on young Philis and she counters with a half Nelson. The noise in the far corner increases. The drummer is winning through sheer strength and endurance, but the trombone artist is a close second. The pianist is outdone simpl ' be- cause the loud pedal is broken. . . . Philis and Sam- son writhe across the floor. At last round one is over. Both are still fresh. They seem gluttons for punishment. True to instinct, they streak for the balcony. Of course, the river is still there and the moon, probably motivated by the " wasp-waisted vampire ' s " promise, is on the job. Sam tries the " going behind your opponent in one step and picking him up. " . . . But the sweet young thing knows her stuff . . . " there ain ' t no holt that can ' t be broke. " " Sam, " she says, " Sam, what are you doing? " " Why, my dear, " says the astounded Sam. " Why, my dear ! . . . " " Don ' t you see that Tac? " whispers Philis, and Sam wipes his brow. " We eat after the next hop. We might as well stay here, " suggests the young " ramrod. " The unsuspecting tac had disappeared. Probably remorse seized upon him and he jumped off the balcony. The asterisks indicate the customary lapse of time — one hop, during which the patient moon has counted out both opposing warriors. They finally regain con- sciousness and are dimly aware of a mad rush for the small hop room where the refreshments are being served. They enter. . . . Philis observes a steady string of that variety of mankind known as " stags " staggering toward the cloak room under overwhelming burdens of ice cream and cake. " What, " she asks, " are they going to do with all that? " " It ' s going to be a hard winter, " says Sam, " and, besides, some of them are getting married at gradua- tion. " " Oh, wouldn ' t that be wonderful! " says Philis. " What? " replies the unsuspecting male. " Get married, " says the flapper. " My God! " says the thoroughly alarmed warrior, scenting a coup d ' etat. " And the miniatures are so beautiful and do you know that Bill said he would give me one and I told him that I ' d let him know next week ... " continues Philis, ignoring his last remark. " Oh, my God! " says Sam again. . . . His voice is noticeably weaker. " And he said that B. B. and B. had the loveliest ones with diamonds in it and everything ... " " Let ' s go out, " says Sam. " Aren ' t you going to eat your ice cream? " " No; I ' ve lost my appetite! " Sam staggers to the balcony. . . . " Look here, Philis, don ' t you take a ring from that guy . . . you know that I . . . that I . . . well, I — I — I " " Oh, you dear, sweet thing! And it ' ll be from B. B. and B. and have diamonds in it and everything . . . and . . . and ... " Sam collapses in her arms. Alas, poor equipment fund, he loved thee well ! And so it came to pass in the Land of Sluggonia in the 122nd year of the Kingdom of Greyness and of the Ruling Monarch 2, that the Philistine annihilated the formidable Samson . . . and all ye who doubt may go to the scene of the battle any moonlight night . . . provided it ' s Saturday . . . and see their shades re- enacting the tragedy. Four hundred seven . x ' ' t t lr A tr l M f lr4 l l tr4 I Camp Illumination As we look back we find that Summer Camp, after all, was a very happy period of cadet life. Rainy reveilles were an unspeakable mis- ery, broiling hot afternoons under canvas were scarcely pleasant, and it is doubtful that many enjoyed the all too frequent guard tours. But such matters were mere- ly incidental. In conjunc- tion with minor occupations such as drills and parades they furnished the excuse for participation in really important af- fairs. Summer Camp was (and we hope always will be) a time of social and athletic activity, its important aspects being marked not by this and that drill or this and that maneuver but rather by certain color-lines, tennis matches and hops. Well, of all such landmarks, the Camp Illumi- nation remains by all means the most prominent. For the Class of 1924 it marked the completion of its first and last Summer Camp. Necessarily such an occasion demanded adequate treatment. And certainly it will be remembered — the focus of every pleasant memory of a wholly delightful summer. Early in July, Luke Smith, Sam Stroheckcr and Bill Lloyd were appointed a committee to make arrangements for the event and it was decided after some discussion to hold a Woolly Wild West Show and ' 49 Camp. The plan was energetically put into execution and, thanks, to the whole-hearted support of the entire Corps, was carried to what we regard as a highly suc- cessful conclusion. Of course, the afifair called for quite a bit of work and some worry, but such matters may be passed over lightly. Rehearsals and schedules, construction, lighting and the host of necessary minor details were- Four liundriJ c ' ujlil rT rj n n TT zi TT , tr l, rj j j t V . V fa l■ ' t. . l t t, t, 1. xVvt. xl t ! V ' t ' » 1 nl ' i 5» " carefully worked out and the return of the Corps from its final maneuver found all preparations practically complete. It was a lovely Summer Camp evening. A bull ring, surrounded by grandstands and lighted by acetylene flares, had been erected on the soccer field and by eight o ' clock the guests had begun to filter in. We have been told that an unusu- ally large number of pretty girls were present and certainly our observations from a vantage point at the main entrance would seem to justify that statement. At all events it was a very bril- liant and picturesque scene by the wavering torchlight : the immaculate white of the Kaydets ' uniform, splashed here and there by the brilliant note of varicolored sashes, the gay touch of pretty femmes and summery frocks and the more somber olive-drab of the officers and enlisted men. And then the show. Headed by Chug Gilford, the Wild West troupe outdid itself. There were fancy riding and bucking, a bull fight, shooting and clowning and as a grand finale the whirlwind attack of the Indians upon the stage-coach, a mad gallop, a fusillade of shots and Buffalo Bill ' s triumph. With the completion of the show the Camp was thrown open and one entered the main street of a ' 49 village. False fronts completely hid the row of tents from the (leneral Parade. There to the riiiln, under a hiiLjc elm, was the Hotel, tiu- renter of a gay crowd of cowboys, femmes. Indians and Kaydets. Over the way was the Last Chance Saloon and Joe ' s gambling joint, where the reams of paper money distrib- uted to the guests were hazarded in a frenzied fashion on the roulette wheels and the faro table. It was a colorful throng that jammed the Cafe, making excellent use of the refreshments pro- vided for the occasion. Down at the eastern end of the Parade was the dance floor — a swirling kaleidoscopic mass of color, and nearby the Plebe (Orchestra, led by Mr. Rudisil, dispensed its wares — and, incidentally, we have never heard a better cadet orchestra. At intervals between dances Mike Cleary ' s Color Line troupe held forth from its stage, adding a great deal to tii gaiety of the affair. In passing, it is well to remember the men who worked so long to make the affair the success it was. Major Bowley, our official adviser, helped with constructive ideas and an ever-ready solution to every problem. The Corps is indebted to him. Then, too, there was the building detail — Tracy, Hart, Pence and Bar- ton — the men who built the town and changed Summer Camp into a village of ' 49. The truck drivers, sign painters, constructors — every one deserves much credit for the efforts made, and it is only the length of this article that limits the praises that should be showered upon all the participants. The program was due to Slater ' s efforts, and it contributed a large part of the fun of the show. . . . One has missed many of the attrac- tions: there is something doing at every turn. But the ultimate touch is the I-K, L-M Com- panies ' street, with its bizarre retreats and cleverly camouflaged tents. ... At one o ' clock the signal flares were set off, recall was sounded and the Woolly Wild West Show and ' 49 Camp was at an end. Truly a memorable occasion. rC s m Four hutuireJ nine i3B— i l;■ , b Wr tr i t W ' tn; , t l l l ' J . J ■ r■it »l t x} V V V l l ' ' V tf i l tn m • ri ■ 1 I J f h t 1 K» ' ! » Fs; -;, K2;i iPI?5l% ' 55(!? l s 3K ' oi r liunAred ten • • ir ' if i fif tftt ' Four hundred eleven ■A ' ; ' t lnl - lr b- tr tr - t - lr ' l V•S ' t ■ lfSb xtf i tf t tr t r i - t lf tr l l ? £ l Hundredth Night If past accounts be of any authority it should here fall to the part of the producers to h y m n a might y thanksgiving that the worries and tribula- tions incident to the show have ceased. Un- fortunately, we cannot avail ourselves of that right;;ous privilege. We do not desire to ofTer up psalms or congratulatory Te Deums. We are wholly incapable of even so much as a pianissimo squeak on the Vox-Angelica. In a word, our only emotion is one of complete regret that the thing is over. We should like to continue. It would be a pleasure laboriously to copy ofif a dozen tenor parts for Lady of the Nile and at the same time wonder what the En- gineering lesson might be. We have enjoyed such splendid support from the Corps and such downright hearty co-operation from those men actually connected with the production that it is almost painful to see the afifair end. Lest we set old Friedrich to doing somersaults in his hallowed grave we refrain from quoting the convenient platitude to the effect that labor is its own reward. We would, however, avail ourselves of this opportunity to thank everyone concerned and offer up a devout prayer that ' 25 will encounter the same cordial support as was ac- corded us. With the active work of initiating production the usual problems present themselves. The evolutionary char- acter which the show must possess if it is to fulfill its purpose as a cadet ac- tivity has in the past few years been stressed to an ever-increasing extent. And in considering this evolution the managers of ' 24 forthwith fetched up on the shoals of uncertainty. However, it was the desire of the Society to stage a production possessing as high a de- Four liunJrcJ thirteen tf VVt -»lf t tr t tr lf ! »f t ' ' ' tr l l t l ? ' ' l X I ' SUZJ ' in gree of artistic integrity as would be possible and at the same time to invoke the identical artistry (if we may use the term) which is the necessary con- comitant of light entertainment. In the light of too recent experience it is difficult to estimate just what in the present case was accomplished. Never- theless, we did have certain aims. Be- lieving that we were following a cer- tain well-defined tendency in the Corps we resolved to concern ourselves not only with the hearty ribaldry of the college minstrel but also to ex- periment in plastic art as applied to the theatre. We do not know whether we succeeded in our ef- forts; perhaps we fol- lowed the wrong track. But we do feel that the process of experiment must continue. The class of ' 25 will be admirably led: may its Society pro- gress farther and with fewer faltering footsteps than did ours. In this connection we should like to express our appreciation, however inadequate it may be, for the splendid creative assistance which we received from certain individuals dur- ing the difficult formative stage of the production. Harry Piani is so well known to the Corps and the worth of his unstinting efforts in behalf of the Society is of such general knowledge that it is very difficult to thank him in terms other than trite. He has de- voted himself whole-heartedly to the task of raising the artistic level of the show and winning for the Dialectic a proper recognition as a leading college organization. We trust that his labors may be rewarded. Mrs. Pendleton offered her assistance when it was most needed and without her we would have been irredeemably sunk. She not only accomplished the inordinate task of transforming cadets into personable dancing girls but also brought to us a conception of plastic originality (inso- far as Hundredth Night shows are con- cerned) which enormously influenced the entire production. The contribu- tions of Mrs. R. M. Perkins in the matter of costumes were no less invaluable. Under her able leadership the ladies of the Post entered into the spirit of the pro- duction so graciously and with such skill that the aims of the managers were more than fulfilled and a successful scenic unity was obtained. In connection with technical matters pertaining to the stage we were very for- tunate to find a hearty co-worker in Lt. H. M. Underwood, whose un- questioned genius for such matters afforded a means of solv- ing many difficulties. To these three persons we are materially indebted for whatever solid achievements were ob- tained. One might point a moral in view of the above. In fact, we are inclined to point such a moral. And it would be simply this. Seek co-operation, give the boys a chance, look for advice and assistance and, above all, strive for esprit. The Corps responds en masse to such a policy. We cannot but feel that it is only in such a community of effort that the betterment of Hundredth Night is to be found. H. ' RRV PIANI Coach . «jV - 4 ;,. f- l Jt 4 . V t V Jf J,V JJ, . V (J JV Four hundred fourteen V ;v v;. i v v . . ►■■t . ■ f■» t t trdAy1t ■ y r. tr ■ V l l tr b l l ■ tf t r . l !r l■x ) v ■ t t ? tAt l)y t l t l Va■1!r l t t ?)jfjy 8 ' ' l ' l ' • « ,-. .4 - J ' 2 . THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY PRESENTS ii 1 iair of inssi " A MUSICAL COMEDY IX PROLOGUE AND TWO ACTS Book b - T. D. Roberts, ' 24, and J. K. Moori:, ' 24 ] Iusic by M. LL Ci.earv. ' 24 Lyrics by J. E. Moori:, M. IL Ci.karv, T. D. R(ji5i,Kr , L. E. IIowaro D. P. Pm;v. and T- O ' D. MiRTArcMi Synopsis IV these stirring times when his- tory is being made at such an astonishing rate and in such huge quantities (we quote) it is to be expected that every two-fisted, hundred percent American with a modicum of ambition to his credit should feel the divine urge to have a hand in the thing, i. e., make a little history on his own account. We have felt that urge and obeyed it. But on reviewing our efforts we feel that while we have cer- tainly been constructive and, we trust, broad-minded, perhaps we have by the same token en- croached somewhat upon the realm of the Academic Historian who would have us believe that history is simply history and is to be found only in the dusty tomes of the scholar. While we do not presume to raise our voices in pro- test against such a doctrine we nevertheless hold to our own views on the subject and would beg a hearing. History, after all, is simply what ir3i«»i Four liunArcd sixic l», ' fc■ ' - ' t t t ?r t t t tAl tf ' i ' ' l tf ' l great men of various - periods have made Wv of ordinary events; Mjtm in all modesty) we have often felt that some of them might have done better. Why, for in- stance, could not )M Caesar have had the decency to be born in an age when there was a Napoleon to lead the Gallic hordes against the Imperial Legions? Cleopatra did very well in her way, but why could there not have been a Henry the Eighth to really test her ability? There are infinite possibilities at every hand but indeed they have been treated with scant justice. In our self-imposed capacity as uplifters (there are two of us) we have endeavored in the present in- stance to bring to light some of the more obscure facts of history and at the same time to suggest the possibilities of a general revision of past events (by persons competent) with an eye to the interests of the Great Public. King Solomon, we believe, has never re- ceived the treat- • ment which is his due: cer- . tainly the family life of the Great Sage could stand a mplification. King Tut Ankh Amen, likewise, has our profound sympathy. We feel quite confident that he was not always a mummy. As a living person of flesh and blood it seems entirely reasonable to assume that he too, at some time, was possessed of human characteristics of the ordinary va- riety. And after all the annoying publicity to which he has So re- cently been subjected we feel that in crediting him with the construc- tion of those marvelous monu- ments of antiquity, the Pyramids of Egypt, we have no more than done him justice. The Queen of Sheba needs no apology — but we will proceed with our story. In order to provide modern eyes, as it were, through which we may view an- cient events without too great a sense of un- reality we have followed the fortunes of two cadets, the one a Goat, the other an Engineer. In the brief space of one prologue we have consigned them to Hell, passed judg- ment upon them in the approved fashion • - ' 0. BS! i3:? o-,-H;ie A ?Wwa rzi rT rj CT TT rT rrprTi Four hundred seventeen .jj j; j; . j ! j Ji j j j j 4 y; 4 .Ji , V.8 W, t , ' W, V 1, t, ,■tol l, 1. 1 tn!, W , W, t t }r ! 8 I four Jnindrcd eii litcen »»-j;_ rjfJA;: jr J AJf t t if f vW»tf tAtf lfvV l t lr tr t xt; !f t t t l tf ! xl Aif trd y Atr t ' ' ' Jrvt ' j ' t V j ' • i ' ' ! - tA V V ijritf V xV ' .! ! . rN ilr i lf- Jf ' Vvlf yf ' tV V vV jr iJ V Vvt ' -fr ' »- ' J and sent them tumbling back through the centuries to a time in which their peculiar talents will be appreciated. With Scene One we are in the midst of the plot. A triangle! King Tut and King Solomon are contending for the hand of the lovely Queen of Sheba. It is a neck and neck race. Almost any- one may win. If King Tut can only demonstrate his greatness as a pyramid constructor he will win the love of the much-sought Queen. But unfortunately King Solomon is just one lap ahead of him with his present reputation in the proverb business. The Queen is even now visiting in Jerusalem. What to do? The Engineer ap- pears on the scene. With the aid of a Manual he solves a knotty construction problem and starts a boom in the pyramid industry. King Tut sees his way clear to success. He will journey to Jeru- salem and there under the very nose of the sagacious King of or C ' i m -.jr r ifv.;.. Four hundred nineteen ■ ' l)- t I l tf t l bx tf» « t i lr tr l t ot V t rd tr» ir i enthusiastic Judea carry off the lov ely Queen to be his bride. In Jerusalem the King Solo- mon, with the aid of the Goat who is avail- ing himself of mod- ern stenographic methods, is tearing off proverbs at a furi- ous rate. He is even becoming a best- seller. The Queen has nearly succumbed to h i s efficient 1 o v e- making. But the ar- rival of Tut causes difficulties. The Queen of Sheba is about Tut ' s achievements. She is very fond of Solomon. Solomon is irritated at Tut ' s unwelcome presence in Jerusalem. Tut is eager to make the Queen his bride forthwith and without delay. Solo- mon turns to the Goat in his diffi- culty and threatens decapitation if he does not win over the Queen ' s affections. The Goat turns to Cor- gi poral Brown, history ' s dark horse. The Cor- poral with the aid of his well- trained dice and his trusty Auto Strop manages to win the tradi- tional wedding- ring of Egypt from the Lord of the Nile. With the assistance of one of the Queen ' s ladies in waiting the Goat successfully frames King Tut. Solomon marries the Queen of Sheba, the Goat elopes with the lady in waiting. Tut finds another lady in waiting to share his desert throne — and another page of his- tory is complete. Every w e 1 1-con- ducted Hundredth Night Show owes its success to the fact that those concerned in the affair started early and worked late. In- variably the graduating Belascos urge such a procedure and invari- ably the infant Thespians with all good intentions fall by the way- side. ' 24, running true to form, conceived an exceedingly brilliant idea. The play would be written during Summer Camp, the music would be completed by November, the cast picked by Christmas and the Troupe complete- ly trained b ' Febru- ary. Now S u m m e r Camp is undoubt- .J( T . j jTli 7 y i j Four hundred tiventy y. ' tf■ lf - ' tr j tr tol jy Aj ' ' ' !r lf t l t l l edly a time of inspiration. In fact, we have never seen so much of the divine afflatus lying around loose in one place. It cluttered up the Fort Clinton parapet, overflov ed via the Y. M. C. A. tent in the general direction of Post No. 6 and wreaked its final and most devastating havoc in the immedi- ate vicinity of the Visitors ' Tent. In a word, we were blessed with too much inspiration. Of course there were manifestations of a sort: free verse for the Pointer, classical verse for the Pointer, impassioned verse to the Moon, miniatures, broken hearts. . . . But unfor- tunately this did not help the Dia- lectic Society. In view of this fact, we scarcely dare to offer the advice which it is the accepted part of every ex-manager to hand out. We can ' t do it and main- tain our moral integ- rity. The best that we can do is to hope that ' 25 will not be led astrav in pursuit of the fond delusion that it will break all records and make an early start. It can ' t be done. Now that the Show is written and the music is gradually emerging from its embryonic state of nebulous uncertainty it has become neces- sary to pick the cast. As an accredited rep- I resentativeof the JB management we de- 1 sire to here record the fact that such an affair is (and always will be) a most ticklish job. We have never accurately computed the number of men in the Corps whom we feel justified in considering our true and trusty friends. We can state, however (and with all authority), that this number was materially diminished during the time of Sturm und drang incident to the try-outs. It was quite an experi- ence but unlike the Rex Nemoren- sis we are still alive and able to down our ration of boodle with the l ' ■ ' V ■ ' ■ ' ♦ • . 41 - -f yf t- - - 4 - - i i ' 4 j-j iji Four hundred t venty-one r jr r TTir r r i • ; .j j; j if - jj j;t.j j; j r ' , ' -.l - ' .-ilr l i rt itf- r •y}r ' if } ' V I ' 1» tif•lif■ tiif• ■if■ ■ !f■ ' ' l ' $J r i i it li l!J•i - ryif Sf i i 3f 1f l ' lfylr ' i ' il ' J ' ' inif r tf- t iry -i J Sr ir i best. And now that it is all over, and the five performances have drawn capacity houses, we feel more than ever the reward of our work for the boys. While at times the complex problems of the show production threatened to snow us under, yet somehow it all ended as a real show should. This is due, as has been said, to the courage of the troupe — academic work and drills occupy much of the time, but we always managed to work in a short rehearsal. No glory, and no material reward — but fine support withal. And in the midst of all of this, let us not forget those who labored long and dili- gently behind the scenes — making the scenery, painting, shifting the scenes and so on. Unknown and unsung, they labored long and late — causing joy to flow around old Cullum Hall in huge quan- tities. If Sam Strohecker were here in the ofiice we should ask him to point a moral to the above. As he is absent we will refrain from doing the Eddie Guest and merely remark that we were lucky . . . and the troupe splendid. Iv jjv if -■J JJi JJi. Jy . j; SJJi. jp. ji lurnirra tzirniy-l-vjo ; ' , l. t . b V ,fcx . 8At, V tr , i l, l, l, t ■ ) t 1lr lr t» t x) » if ' t t l THE CAST PROLOGUE Scene: Hell Goat: Cadet Dusenberry R. W. Stephens Engineer: Cadet Hopanfetchit Baughman His Infernal Highness, B2 Kuniholm His Infernal Highness, Bi Lightcap His Infernal Highness. B Kidwell DEVIL CHORUS ACT I Scene 1 — Construction Site of Royal Pvramio Xo. 47 King Tut-ank-Ahnien, Pharaoh of Egypt Goodman Artaxerxes, His G-2 J- A. Stewart Rameses, His G-3 MacCloskey Cheops, Royal Foreman Kessinger Cadet Hopanfetchit, Engineer Baughman Ebenzechl, Commander of the Bricklayers Keeley QZi, Detective Reynolds Preacher, A Summer Tourist Quekemeyer Robert, His Son DE Shazo Miss Agatha Pennypacker, Another Baedekerite Parmly Emily, Her Niece Bliss Scene 2 Terrace of King Solomon ' s Palace Chancellor of Judea Kuniholm Chief Stenographer and Proverb Preserver ScovEL Assistant Stenographers Qufkemeyer and Kidwell King Solomon Strohecker Attendants H fwitt and Schmidt Cadet Dusenberry, Goat R. W. Stephens Queen of Sheba KoST Scherezade Parmly Rose of Sharon Bliss THE ROYAL BAND ACT H Throne Room of King Solomon ' s Palace Corp. Brown, U.S.M.A. Cavalry Detachment F. E. Howard S ' a ve 1001 of the Royal Household MoON Slave 1002 of the Royal Household PoLSGROVE Slave 1003 of the Royal Household Lightcap Slave 1004 of the Royal Household Ritchie Queen of Sheba KoST King Sol Strohecker The Chancellor Kuniholm Goat, Deputy Chief of Staff to King Sol R. W. Stephens Engineer, Chief of Desert Engineers Baughman King Tut Goodman Rose of Sharon Bliss Ebenzechl Keeley Scherezade Parmly David Dermlow Minstrel Coombs v ;v v i . Hy;v;l,w, yj r7;ri n r:;n ' 7 j r r7, four hundred Inj-Tnly-three ■ tr r tr ir i r t lr T■ r - lf Strx! vty lf l ' x! lfX THE CAST— Continued CHORUSES Devils — Dutton, Calhoun, Channon, Dudley, Nourse, Woltersdorf, Bayer, Paxson, Griffing, Bonner, Whittle, Robertson, Robinson, Graybeal, Fischer, Smith, J. M. Men — Saltzman, Bailey, D. J. Heiberg, Riggins, Woodvvorth, McLaughlin, Parker. Carter, C. C, House, Perman. WoAlEN — Johnson, E. L., Calhoun, Pogue, Channon, Mosteller, Beatty, Evans, I. K., Carlock, Bidwell. Stage Orchestra — Cleary, M. H., Miller, A. D., Brackett, Carmichael, Allen, G. M., Shaw, Burgess, Masters, Simonton, Sample. STAFF General Manager M. H. Cleary, ' 24 Business Manager M. W. Tr. CY, ' 24 Assisted by W. C. Gullette, ' 25 ; J. L. Ryan, ' 26 Stage Manager W. W. Lloyd, ' 24 Master Electrician L. W. Adams, ' 24 Assisted by H. T. Schacffer, " 24; W. E. Dean, ' 26; T. Kalakuka, ' 27 Master Carpenter J- J- Williams, 24 Assisted by C. E. Hart, ' 24; E. L. Booth, ' 24; L. Q. McComas, 25; M. M. Chism, ' 25; A. P. Foster, ' 24; P. M. Reeve, ' 26; C. W. Land, ' 27 Scenic Art Director H.J. JOHN, ' 24 Assisted by W. C. Stanton, ' 26; W. R. F. Bleakney, ' 26; H. N. Toftoy, ' 26; H. A. Brusher, ' 26; H. M. Forde, ' 26; C. W. McGeehan, ' 26 ; C. E. Lund- quist, ' 27; J. F. Dressier, ' 27 Costume arid Scenic Designer C. F. Burback, ' 25 Property Manager H. E. Kessinger, 24 House Manager E. H. France, ' 24 Advertising Manager P. F. McLamb, ' 24 Programs J. H. F. HasKELL, ' 25 Property Men....!.. Q. McComas, ' 25; H. N. Toftoy, ' 26; J. O. Wade, ' 26; P. M. Reeve, ' 26; R. K. McDonough, ' 26; M. W. Peck, ' 26; J. F. Dressler, ' 27 ; T- T. Carney, ' 27 ; H. Taylor, ' 27 ; R. W. Zw ickler, ' 27 ; T. M. West, ' 27 ; E. M. Webb, ' 27 ; C. W. Land, ' 27 ; W. P. Pence, ' 27 ; J. F. Bird, ' 27 Orchestra under the direction of Lieut. Philip Egner Staging under the direction of Air. Harry Piani Dances arranged by Mrs. A. Pendleton, assisted by If. L. Kost, ' 25 E. L. Johnson. ' 25; J. A. Watson, ' 24, and Mr. Roy Binder Costumes made by the ladies of the post under the direction of IMrs. R. Perkins Score arranged by Mr. Harry Piani and M. H. Cleary Cover design for Music Score by E. Parmly HI, ' 24 Program cover by H. A ' . Toftoy, ' 26 Pianists — D. F. llealey, ' 24, and II . H . Cleaves, ' 25 ADVISORY BOARD Major F. W. Bowley M.-VJOR J. H. HiNEMEN Lieutenant H. ] I. L ' ndervvood Lieutenant P. H. Egner Wj fTirs i ' F t; ' j 4, ' J J Jjk f. j} vj.yj. j :- ; . Four hunJrid huiuty-four ■7 f j jp,j jp.j j y yp.j j y T j j;. yJi j;. ;.Jt 7 j.j; Jl. jrj.j; j j;LJt j jiJ " ! , fr lr ■ l t ■trAn,Vl},. - t lW ' V t tr vWr■ l tnt jr Activities o f The Corps of Cadets ;i.4..-yf.jp. ' : f. jv j 4v.4 j j5V ),v p. (v i i f, ' jt. jv jf. f.- - r. V V V JjV 4., j v ,l. i owr hundred tnjuenty-five , r » ■b r tr to t; - ; t V ' lf Vv ' W£ t t t)■ r r■ « tr tnt Editorial Staff The Howitzer 1924 p.4V jjv iv ,p. f. - -f .,7. ;. ij Four hundred tii ' fnty-stx ., , .VW, i,xl. V t, W, M: ,t » lr l, lW£jrjW j t l ■ nt,y !, ' t, l Business Staff The Howitzer 1924 Four hundred fwenly-sc-ven r t fa V-lt Wr t,■J ■ lf t, lf » lr■ t ■ tr ! ' t ' t ' ir ' lf ' i ' l t lM ' W t OLKStV MniiKK. M. r ll.l.AKU loi lov Kl i ' ptxi VlTMAN ' Hiix, T.G. Hart Macklin (Jfl.LETTE Roberts, H.B. Harper, R.W. Mfade Peirce HlN ' ES Dawson Hart Barton COATES Pence DiLLARD {.j j .j .j -j yfL Jj Jf yi i Ji ' (VJfij tW k v,v jjVvji vjij i vf f. V, ;wir7; :4 " :pr:p " :jw;v-;jr r r:7r7r;(r r- r:5r:?r5r njr -FoHr hundred tiventy-eig it ' ■if -ir ir - i - tfi - m i The Pointer POSSIBLY the most popular of the inanv and varied innovations that have characterized this year is the now well-established institution of the Pointer. Coming as a result of hard and persistent effort of a small group of men, it fills a great need in the Corps life. The men who led in getting the Pointer through were Slater, Tracy, Roberts, T. D., Graling, Parmly and Strohecker. It is doubtful if these men could have done anything had it not been for the fine and stalwart confidence placed in them by the new Com- mandant, Colonel Stewart. It is the honor and duty of each succeeding class to see that tills ' re:H innfidence remains unshaken. It is difficult to attribute anv defi- Steel Business Manager nite policy to the Pointer. Indeed, Mr. Page, the editor, quoting Mr. Kipling, remarked in the first issue " that no wise man has a policy. " But though it lack a policy it is nevertheless motivated and governed by several basic principles. First and, no doubt, most important, is the strict cleanness of thought. The staff feels that clean humor can be quite as mirth provoking as the smutty and Page supposedlv clever jokes of our col- Editor of Pointer legiate contemporaries. The Pointer does not aspire to the Satanic nor the Puritanic, but endeavors to strike a happy medium of verve and esprit that will hold the interest of the cadets. The second principle is strict attendance to things that fall within its scope. Such venerable institutions as the Tactical Department are quite able to take care of themselves without any suggestions from extraneous sources. The third principle is rapidly taking on the earmarks of a tradition. At the present writing it is apparently the firm intention of the printer never to be less than two hours late. The Pointer did not come into being to supplant Kant ' s " Pure Reason " or Ring Lardner ' s humorous compositions, but to satisfy a normal need for self- expression and at the same time afford a new interest in the Corps. It is neither high-brow nor low-brow (although it has been accused of being both) but treads, however precariously, the doubtful and difficult path of the " golden ice has been successful, in spite of many troubles and problems incident to a new III find things on a better and more systematic basis, with the magazine really mean. " I ' he first ear of existe venture. Each succeeding year v accomplishing its purpose. And as this year ends we pass the Pointer to the new First Class, with the sincere hope that they will meet the same splendid cooperation and interest that have been accorded us. THE POINTER STAFF Top Roiv — Sampson, Krautoff, Kidwei.i., Barton, Woodwokih, Baki.ow. Fourtli Roix: — GULLEITE, VOGEI,, WITHERS, NICHOLAS, WaiKER, HoNNOLD, McCORMICK. T llird Roii KeELER, Towers, Hankins, Hopkins, Pocue. Second Ro ' in — I.iebel, Cureton, Holse, Lanham, Parmlv, Graling. Firsl Roii; — Matthews, Peterson, Tracv, Pace, Moore, J. E., Strother M L. ,vj,i.4VjiV4vy,i V Four hundred lii-enty-nine ■ . ■.ir r t ' ir i ytr tr ' •4 ' r l ' ■■9f• ir • i ' ' i ' i Bugle Tacy Notes o grey. NXE upon a time, or, to be a trifle more exact, in 1906, there dwelt in the Corps an upper classman, normal in all respects save one, that he was possessed of a kindly heart and looked upon the Plebes with sympathy, forgetting not his first year in And born of this sympathy came the idea of a handbook which would serve in a measure to orient the newcomer, act as a fatherly " pred " as it were, informing him of those facts with which Corps tradition demanded that he be familiar, pointing " out the mnumerable verbotens that existed for him, helping to instill the spirit of West Point and the Corps within him, and giving him, if possible, an inspiration to keep everlastingly at it with the best that lay within him, until the goal of recognition Mas reached. The new annual publication, which at once became popularly known as " The Plebe Bible, " was placed under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. As the years rolled by with each staff striving to impart some improvement, it laecame more complete, containing detailed statistics of athletics, records past and present, information concerning the y rmy itself, the post, the History of West Point, general information, etc., all this in adtlition to its original content, customs, traditions, songs and cheers. Its field of usefulness no longer was confined to the fourth class, but thus now embraced the entire Corps. And soon, too, the little black and gold bound books found their way out of the Corps and back to the buddy in the old Podunk who was prepping for the entrance exams, to the folks at home, and last, and probablv in greatest numbers, to Her. And thus, despite its size and that elusive fragrance of its near-leather binding, it. too, has done its share. STAFF Editor T.ACV Assistant Business Mancuicr . . OuTC.AULT Assistant Editor Mostellek Assistant Business Miinnc cr .Smith, T. E. Business Manaycr McLamb Assistant Business Manager .... Bowers ? :i?. F»sSC«r, 2KS«:»: m f aiuiJ ii , vv-V ' - ' i ' ' A 1- ' i ' ' i ' ' i .v,v i . j ;, y,Vjp. V4 .,. ijv I, Four hundrcct t iirly k l V l t t ' t ' ' W X Mt ' «l l t 1 j lf lf■ V t ' t ! l t l W i In the endless hustle of Kaydet Life, the " Y " means to each man just about what he cares to make it. Those branches of the ' oung Men ' s Christian Asso- ciation, which can always be found in connection with a city organization and which provide physical, mental and social life for its members, would be useless in a schedule already crowded with these activities. There remains for the Cadet Y. M. C. A. the stimulation of interest in some of the things in life which are deeper than the surface veneer of social courtesy and which otherwise are forgotten each week with the return from Chapel. The Sunday evening meetings in Thayer Hall provide the discussion of such subjects. At these gatherings religious, social and educational subjects are presented by Officers of the Post or by visiting speakers from New York or nearby Colleges. It is at the informal Bible Study Groups, which assemble in the orderly rooms for half an hour just after supper on Thursday nights of the Spring term, however, that discussion is more free. At these groups this year the significance of the great window over the altar in the south end of the Cadet Chapel was the guiding thought, and each night took up the study of the characters in one or more of the panels which con- stitute the window. During Summer Camp the Y. M. C. A. Tent, with its piano, radio set and astronomical instruments, found constant use throughout the free hours of the afternoon and evening. An innovation in last year ' s schedule which found acceptance in the hearts of all the stags who grace the lower hall at Cullum on nights of the " Feed-Hops " was a " Roodle Fight " and " Smoker " at the Playgrounds. This was held at the beginning of June week on a warm summer evening which hurried the disappearance of fifty gallons of ice cream and six hundred bottles of iced drinks to the music of the Kaydet Orchestra. Col. Mettler and Maj. Crawford added their pleasing remarks to the evening ' s entertainment, w ' hile the Chaplain acted as Master of Ceremonies. About four hun- dred and fifty Cadets availed themselves of this social gathering, which will doubtless become an annual event. As in former years, the " Plebes ' Stockings, " the Post Sunday School and the Silver Bay dele- gation were features of the Y. M. C. A. activities; but, in these, as in all the " Y " interests, the greatest support comes from the Man of the Manse on Chapel Hill. Four hundred tliirty-one l V - ' ! f lr lf " « - - V ty ' ly V ! ?r t P Th e Chapel No person who has ever visited West Point can forget the im- posing sight of the " Chapel on the Hill. " Standing as it does, the highest of the gray-walled, castle-like structures that constitute our rock- bound highland home, the Chapel serves as a statuesquely monumental inspiration to those who, beneath the level of its over-shadowing towers, toil to fit themselves for the exacting pro- fession of a soldier. It seems to be a most fitting coincidence that our house of God should be built upon a rock — so firmly as it is founded upon this rocky hill, even so firmly is the beauty of its ceremonies founded in our memories. Not alone is our Chapel de- serving of our pride in its Orgamst beauty of ceremony and of exterior architecture, but also are its cathedral- like interior appointments equally as cherished for their inspirational beauty. The massive pillars, the high, pointed arches, the tableaux of its window de- signs, the wide rows of deeply resound- ing organ pipes, the flags under which fought those of the Corps long dead — all of these things impress the imagina- tion and create in the soul a feeling of nearness, perhaps, to God. — Yes, the Corps feels a meas- ure of pride in its Chapel, but it is equally as proud of its Chaplain. Chaplain Wheat is k n o w n to the men of the Corps as a companion, whose most vital interest of heart is that which he bears for our- selves. His is a way of getting Four hundred thirty-twt ♦ tl J V tf V tf ! t A r■ f ! i lf l lf lf x t ' lr»tr t l t ' l i tf • ' ' things across; that he does drive his lessons home to the Corps is plainly evidenced by the reverence and admira- tion in which he is held by its mem- bers. In his church or out of it, Chap- lain Wheat has the same ever-evident enthusiasm for and interest in the ma- terial as well as the spiritual welfare of each of those he calls " Fellows. " And just as Chaplain Wheat holds for all of us a place in his heart, so do we revere him in honest admiration and true appreciation. Further, we are fortunate in having Mr. Mayer as organist. Realizing as he does that music is an integral part of a church service, Mr. Mayer has devoted his greatest energies of recent years to the development of a standard of religious music for the excel- lence of which the credit is his above all others. Fortunate, perhaps, that his is one of the most magnificent cathedral chaplain organs in the country, he has beautified our services with his genius. How- ever, Mr. Mayer is most proud of the choir of which he is master. At his command are some hundred and forty male voices which comprise the Cadet Chapel Choir. To the training of these and to their development, he has bent every effort, with the result that music critics have often spoken of our choir as being one of the greatest American male choruses. What we have said in these lines above may possibly appear to be in chief laudatory. Nevertheless, after four long years we appreciate what the Chapel means to us, and it seems to us just and right that so it should be, for words, though tributary, can but meagerly express the mem- ories that, in future years, we shall have of Chaplain Wheat, of Mr. Mayer, and of the Wheat Chapel on the Hill. four liundred thirty-three . j.j ' jf.j j jix j j jl jt j if.ii i ji !f■4f lf ' l xi .j t t xt ir totr t t r V ' l ' trvV Ir t !r tf lAi ' l l, i r] ' i ' ' i ti j f vl»• l KAKV, M. H. President Bus. Manaijcr Li.uvu ficc-Prcs. CjUuDMAN Secretary w The Dialectic Society HAT changes time has wrought, " sighs the old grad as he watches Billy Kost writhe and wriggle in his sinuous a la Gilda ' s on Cullum ' s fair stage. But the old grad is sighing for joy, and you see him trying for seats as near the bald-headed row as pos- sible. Of course things have changed, but all for the better, they couldn ' t be worse. We ' ve thrown away the old flat tires and have put on Kelly-Springfields. We ' re but trying to show that we possess a little of that human element that all the rest of the world has. Beneath our veneer of Sta-Comb and high overshoes there stands revealed, ourselves, as others do not see us ordinarily. With one change came another, and our little Hundredth Night performance emerged from a maze of mediocre impersonations of local idiosyncrasies for ourselves only, as a new and universal exposition, glorifying the American Cadet, understood and appreciated by friend and femme alike. For four years now, the Dialectic Society has been " strutting its stuff " in the most modern approved fashion, and this is but a sample of what the future will hold. This organization, con- trary to what its name implies, was not organized during the jargon period on the Tower of Babel, but has been in commission long enough to know better. Its original intention was to promote ora- tory and debate, but the English Department was found to be so adept at modulating the human voice, that the society gave up in joy. It had something better to do, and it did it — kept alive the human element of the Corps. The old shows in the mess-hall were abolished ; first, because the cadets did not possess the necessary literary digest, and, second, because the Corps couldn ' t furnish free lunch to all the outside spectators who wanted to attend. The real birth of the Society came four years ago, when someone injected a little yeast into the system, and " Out of the Yeast " came some real ability and a realization of what could be done. Then followed " Ho, ho, Jose, " when attention was called to the fact that we were accomplishing something here. Perfection was almost reached in " If Dreams Come True, " and they did come true in " A Pair of Kings. " Every one of us enjoyed sitting " In a Little Cuban Garden " with our " Furlo Girl, " or had the pleasure of wandering with " A Kaydet ' s Sweetheart " " When Knighthood Was in Flower. " These shows are as popular as a Navy Game. Heaven knows we need a Polo Grounds to hold the crowd. The femmes love them. The officers and their better halves swear by them. And the Kaydets — they go also. The shows are putting the Corps on the map. In fact. West Point is the only Corps Area that most of the members of the fair sex have ever heard of. Give credit where it ' s due, to the members of the Dialectic Society. They have put on num- bers that have included everything from Hell ' s Belles to the Angel Chorus; that have brought to light stellar luminaries that would make even Joseph Schenck exclaim with fervor, " My Stars. " They have become such connoisseurs of Art that they rival even Flo Ziegfeld in his studies of human anatomy. Their productions rival those of the Michigan l nion Opera and the Princeton Triangle Club, and we know that if we do exchange shows with the Middies we ' ll get their goat again. Pour hundred t iirty-four ifir-i ' 4 ' r ' ' i l ' J ' tf tn tf ! l lr tf•| t tr !f ' j l lr i ir i tr tr W Wf tr b■ Smvthe, G. V. Lee, R. V. Miller, A. D. The Board of Governors FOR the edification of the few who may not be acquainted with the why and wherefore of such a body as the Board of Governors and with its reason for existence the following is an extract from the rules governing the First Classmen ' s Club, U. S. M. A.: " The board of governors will be charged with the internal administration of the club, and will be immediately responsible for the preservation of good order, dignity, and good taste within the clubroom on the part of members and of visitors, and also for the care of the property of the club. " The first meeting of the Board of Governors was held in September shortly after the Corps had moved into barracks from summer camp. At this time a general renovation of the club was decided upon, and in pursuance of this policy contributions for the execution of the work were asked from the three upper classes and a generous response was forthcoming. The Board set to work at once and the following results show something of their work: a new victrola, several reading lamps, newspaper racks, card tables, desk sets, and two comfortable divans to replace the old straight-back ones were added to the club furniture; the piano was tuned and revarnished; the velvet w indow hangings were cleaned and re- paired; the pool and billiard tables were recovered and several new sets of billiard balls purchased. These alterations and additions together with a few minor repairs have improved the appearance and comfort of the club greatly, and have added immensely to the pleasures to be derived by those who are accustomed to while away spare moments in the club. four hunarcd thirty-fiTe - ' J ir t ir ir i ir ir i ' d if• tr f U if ' lif ' J ' ' • First Class Club Over in North Barracks, surrounded by mystery and vague stories, is the goal of all cadet ambitions, the P ' irst Class Club. Luxuriously fitted up with great leather chairs, ample bookcases, pool tables and other masculine paraphernalia, it furnishes a place for the men of the First Class to gather and discuss their immediate future. The air is full of heated arguments about the merit of various bootmakers, or tailors, or someone mav be praising his own favorite branch in face of the jeers of the rest. Every man in the First Class becomes a member of the Club when he dons his three stripes — and from then on is eligible to enjoy the privi- leges pertaining to his membership. During release from quarters, the rooms are full of life, — men from all the divisions make the long trek to the Northern regions of the barracks to sit around and talk, or to peruse the latest fiction, or perhaps to try a game of pool — To the three under classes the Club does not mean so much in actuality but a great deal in anticipation. The happy afternoons and evenings are subjects of conversation elsewhere and those of the lower classes become more interested as their days at the Academv grow less in number. During the year speakers from civilian life come there to visit with the firstclassmen and to lend their counsel and advice. The Commandant often uses the Club as a place of assembly for spirited rallies and talks. Then, too, in addition to making lighter the hours of freedom, the Club offers a wav of entertaining our athletic visitors from other schools. Visiting teams are taken there and made to feel at home, and mayhap their stay at the Academy is the pleasanter for an hour or two in a most comfortable environment. All in all, the Club is an indispensable part of the P ' irst Class year. It otters so much in the way of relaxation and comfort, and the men who soon are to leave are eager to make full use of their opportunity to while away the idle hours. To those of the Second Class it presents a goal — a realization that the end is near and that the last year shall be full of happiness. The old leather chairs could speak volumes of cadet life — and the trend of their story wouKl be the addition of a share of joy to the last year at West Point. L . 7l. ; -l - J; J.■:f.JJ.Jy.J Jf.JJlJ7.J■f.v vj, jji. jj ;y.j vj j ' j Four hundred thirty-six TT n - nprTjr rs Schmidt Skinner Hill, D.C. Clmmin Moore, L.S. Hill, J. G. John- Moore, C.F.. Lee, R.V. Honor Committee C lOMPANY Commanders report to the Staff Table on the way out " frequently means that subsequently thirteen first classmen will meet to thresh out some question involving the honor of the Corps or of a member of the Corps. Possibly this will arouse suspicious and half- cynical observers to remark in superlative aloofness " Brother ' s Keeper " or " Is the Corps not sufficient to itself? " Yes, for that matter all of us, not merely the thirteen representatives on the Honor Com- mittee are " keepers of our brothers, " and the Corp, is sufficient to itself insofar as honor is concerned. The Corps is in reality a huge honor committee that has delegated certain inherent powers of tradi- tion to a small group of men. The fundamental reason for the creation of this body was the desire to remove such a serious question as honor to a more tranquil stratum, where the facts for and against could be carefully balanced and a decision reached that would be uninfluenced by the popular hue and cry. Perhaps the most vital and yet most unconscious force in our cadet life is honor. The thing comes to one as a " plebe " like the " warm sun of beatitude. " We accept it very much as the air we breathe, not conscious of it at all times, but feeling it at all times through some strange sixth sense. Occa- sionally the thing comes to us in a burst of white light and it is then that we realize that West Point could not be West Point without it, that our tradition would be flat and meaningless without it, and that it is our duty to perpetuate and guard that sacred heritage that has come down to us through more than a century clean and fine. It is, indeed, a splendid thing to see a young man whose word is his bond, and in these days of strange psychological phenomena it is an unusual thing. I have never failed to observe the respect with which the Corps or one of its members is greeted. " I am a West Point Cadet " seems to be the Open Sesame. There is only one thing I can attribute it to, our high sense of honor. I am sure that if we only adhered to the first and last part of our motto, " Duty, Honor, Country, " that the wel- come would not be quite so spontaneous, not quite so hearty, and the respect for our word not quite so sincere. As it is anyone of us can look any man in the eye and say " I did that " or " I did not do that " and that man will know we speak the truth. Indeed, our life is our honor and our honor is our life . . . we are jealous of both. Y ;, -, ;v -( iv. 4. i jj..;. ,v ,v jir .jv Four liundrcd thirly-seven ir ' fc ifSb i tr t J trdf ' i trvV tAt ' tff f ly i ! ftfj Wr ? ' !f ! ? lr tnt ! ' t xl intr 11 Months William liiunner 10 Months Leonard Rodieck 7 Months Andrew Gamble 6 Months William Barksdale Demas Craw- Lester Tacy John S. Thompson 5 Months Philip Kernan 4 Months Rupert liraves Edward Hirz Oren Rvnearson George tucker 3 Months Hayden Boatner Perrv Brown Allan Dawson Kenneth Decker William Eareckson Ralph Fisher George Ford Andrew Frierson James Howell Felix Marcinski Darwin Martin Paul Pickhardt James Poore Clinton Robinson Herbert Schaefer 2 Months Ramon Arias Gilbert Baillie Russel Baker Oliver Barton John Clavhrook William " Cleary Charles Coates Raymond Coombs The Area IT was pandemonium, abode of the underworld. The great arch-fiend did knit his brow, as if in mental perturbation. His eyes closed in anguish. The strain was becoming unbearable. The bending moment of his worried cerebrum was on the verge of resolution. In desperation he called to him a lesser- devil, returned his salute and spoke to him in this manner : " I cannot stand longer this surging competition. Go you to Earth and find out just what is this area; resolve it into its components and discover the reason why men speak of it with bated breath. — Go you to Earth, you infidel, and remember well your mission, reconnoiter the terrain and report to me with an estimate, both cogent and complete, of this terrestrial situation. " The lesser devil expedited his departure. In the course of time he returned, a sadder but a wiser lesser- devil. Being of a loquacious turn, albeit also of a poetic nature, he did report to the mighty demon, and spoke to him in this wise: The Area, when all is said and done, What is it? Mayhap A bit of Portland cement, Perchance, even of masonry construction. The clock — but an ornament? Or do the hands move? Four hundred thirty-eighl y. lr t, lr tr ' t t ' t ! lr ;T W ' Vf ' r l V V t ' AI ' tf tf t« l N Jj l if tf ! A lJ ' l ' lr V i vV l l At t In sooth it seems to forget Its very function of existence, To deny the many laws of mechanism. And the wind, damn the wind. Was the cold biting sharpness of winter So fashioned as to sweep only The barren bleakness of the Area ? Is there no panacea for crime, No punitive remedy. Other than this vengeful machination Of the Gods? And the O.C., sinister exponent Of the oninipotency of the Black Book, Verily, he stands on the poop deck Like a pillar of Regulations A booster charge in the projectile of punishment. And Time. Did it ever pass so slowly? It were as if the Solar System itself were In lethal dread of all acceleration. It seems to taunt the very soul of Man, To leer at him, to mock him, to jeer, Through the paralytic mediiun of a cursed clock. Frozen torso, lead cold hands, chilled ears. All numb reminders of an innocent jest, Of a chance, offered, taken and lost. But tarry, there is yet one soothing balm. One gleam of clarity In the fly-willed ointment of retribution. It lies in the border of the mind. In the blessed realm of anticipation. Even as he walks does the Piird see Stretched before him the alluring panorama Of pleasures to be. For lo, when the evening meal is over. And he shall have arisen from the festive board, He will drink deep of the cup of iniquity, Tread the lurid path of dissipation. For has not the Plebe announced That there would be movies ; ah, movies, Many reels of maddening movies? And then. Slumber, blessed sleep, narcotic of the soul. Thus, oh Monarch of the Nether World, Are fraught the tedious hours of the Area. Thus do the Birds dream and think and walk, Until finally one more Saturday, three more tours, Are gone. That is all. That is the Area. The King of the Demons rose from his majestic cupola furnace. In his eyes was an infant gleam, un- failing herald of an idea. He rose and as he rose he spoke. The fiery walls resounded with his thundering voice. " So that ' s the area, eh? Gather the forks, oh Attila; turn out the engineers, oh Caligula, and make me an area too. " And as he moved away he was heard to mutter, " By Gad if it ' s good enough for the Battalion Board it ' s good enough for me. " Hardy Dillard Czar Dyer George Ellintt Sanford Goodman John Hitchings Daniel Hnndfey Fred Ingalls Joseph Loutzenheiser Kobert Paton Richard Prathe Cla Ra ond i Allen nd Bcurket Charles Reading Gerald Reid William Renn Douglas Smith James Stowell Kenneth Strothei William Triplet 1 Month Thorn; Kavm Arthu George Claussen Michael Cleary James Clyburn George Crosby Robert Cullen Oswaldo De la Rosa George Doane Albert Dombrowsky Aiiigustine Diigan Robert Ellsworth Nye Elward Philip Garges Lee Gilford Daniel Healy " aid Hill Cla Ho ■per Silas Hose Howard John Harold King Francis Johnson Joseph Kielty Harold Keeley (•eorge Kernan Steplien Koszewsl Frank Lazarus Frank Lvndall James M ' cGraw Arrastead Mead Dennis Moore Zachery Moores Russel Moses Richard Nugent George O ' Neill Victor Phasey Ricardo Poblefe John Ramsey Wil Reardon Roy Reynolds John Riepe Raymond Robins Clarence Rothgeb Earl Scott Joseph Shumate Richard Stephens George Sullivan Gordon Textor Thomas Ma ell Tracy Jesse Tr; Leo Vichnles Briant Wells Greig, King of the Birds Four hundred thirty-nine r; r-ir$f ;;ifji r rir ir ;i r l if f Four liunJred forty iS v r t.■A ' r » t . ■ t( ! ' l l ' l ' l l ■ f t ' V ' ! ' t- t ! tr tr i t Four liuTidrcii forly-one b ' ' Si ' ' ' J if ' t lr tf t ' t■ • ' lTr ' V ' t ' ' l l ' l ' I ' f l Summer Camp CAMP CLINTON is, according to any authentic circular, a summer resort for Cadets, pleasantly located at West Point, 100 feet above sea level, with a command- ing vista of the Hudson and a majes- tic view of Bear Mountain. More potent specifications, however, would connote the facts that it is situated defined and well-worn sentry posts, especially adapted to the ambulation of First Class Privates. Further in- formation would reveal the illumi- nating facts that: " Turn out the guard, Officer in Charge! " , and ' ' Look out, here comes Bonesteel ! " , were un- just one quarter of a mile from the mess hall (circularly known as Grant Hall) ; that it is bordered on the Northwest by the inhibitory tent of the Com., on the Northeast by the frowning tepee of Major Griswold and due North by the ever-restrain- ing habitation of the O. C. — and that it is, further, circumscribed by an extensive ambit comprising 6 well- doubtedly the most significant sen- tences in the colloquy of any cadet, and certainly the most frequently em- ployed during the summer sojourn. The former may be termed the " Battle Cry of the Camp, " the latter, " A Slogan for Success. " All of which pictures the general scene of action, the terrain over which rolled the manifold happenings of the summer. But here, we can merely strive to touch upon these Four hundred jorty-tvjo ■ !f ■ At ' ' ' ■ tr ' i t t t lr t ' tA ' ' J ! ' l ■ tf ] l tf l [ ' t l t V i ifV i Vvt ' l j ' j ' i ' ' i vt V ' t vtA irvtf l V rv T«r happenings briefly, to produce only a crude profile, a panoramic sketch, as it were, of the general vista of events. Scarcely had the tent flaps of the camp been secured and everything put shipshape and hardly had the rumor relative to hot water in camp been dispelled, before there began a dastardly and nefarious invasion of the Red territory by the Blue. It was accordingly necessary to institute three separate and distinct campaigns into the valley of the Popolopen and up and about the lofty summits of the Tome. By the latter part of August a temporary armistice was efifected which, however, was of short duration. No sooner had the Corps gone back to barracks than Lt. Col. A., in retaliation for his summer ' s defeat, declared war on all Blue forces west of the Hudson. It was thus necessary to continue the fight, even in the shelter of our boudoirs, even in the section room — even through the merciless medium of the dictaphone — and the erstwhile battle of men was submerged in that of tenths and the benign glances of the Com. were superseded by the vigilant eyes of the Engineers. That part of the summer not occupied with the imbroglio between Reds and Blues was spent in matutinal preparation to teach us how to teach recruits, and incidentally to acquire for ourselves some knowledge of the more intricate phases of military drill and maneuver. Needless to state, parades were of diurnal occurrence. Athletically speaking, Hans Lobert organized an " A-l " baseball league, with " I-K " Co. finally carrying ofT the ice cream, though hard pressed by " C-D " , " A-B " , and " E-F " Cos. Golf and tennis tournaments were in- Four liundred forly-tliree yj j j j J J ii j i ' i. 4r■ ' tr ! ■ ' t i l ' ' tf jnt M ' ' 1t W l lfxlf lf ' ylr i i ' tr yir if ir• i ir ir■ir ' i stituted both of which revealed much new talent in the realm of gentle- men ' s sports. Polo was indulged in by the select. Cullum Hall with its spacious floor and convenient nooks offered oppor- tunity for ample social diversion. Hops were semi-weekly afifairs and were generously attended by embry- onic Yearling " snakes " and our own reliable wielders of the tea spoon. Color lines also ofifered diversion and amusement for the tired Cadet. Vocal, dramatic and instrumental achievements were registered by members of all classes who possessed the requisite musical or histrionic talent. It was rumored and, upon investigation, found to be true that several Color Lines were perpetrated to the apparent discomfiture of many well-known officers. The period of summer training was terminated with a bang-up Camp Illumination, in which the Main Pa- rade was converted into a veritable 49ers ' Metropolis and the surrounding territory into a stadium of vast dimen- sions. A thrilling rodeo was followed by desperate dissipation in the form of gambling, dancing and the inordinate drinking of choice lemonade. The cadets, in informal attire, es- corted their friends all over camp. It was as variegated a performance as a three-ring circus — and one as novel for many a demure miss from the sur- rounding territory. After the show, all hands turned out to raze the west- ern village — and morning saw Summer Camp once more. On the 27th of August we broke camp, in favor of barracks and the re- sumption of the more ac ademic phase of our versatile existence. Tents were struck, floors piled, the grounds po- liced, and Camp Clinton, 1923, be- came a thing of the past, relegated, as it were, to the dusty alcove of memory. four hundred forly-ffnir Jr4r £24r f £ r £;:d£ f.jf. f.jf jfL- ' f.j jf.j ff. y yf jjt. ■5?ft I ■ ■ t lr t tf !r t t intf ' t - t l t t tr Rbj h Published in the Interest of Fun A. D. 1924 What Is Your 5th G. O. ? A CERTAIN plebe sentinel had been studying the ten commandments in preparation for the Y. M. C. . bible class the following Sunday. Between them and the thoughts of home, his brain was rather preoccupied when the officer of the day approached his post on his regular tour of in- spection. " What is your fifth general order? " asked the O. D. . . . Long moments of thought and vain efiforts to clear a be- fuddled brain. " Sound off, Mister. What is your fifth general order? " A look, of sudden enlighten- ment and re-awakement of memory crossed the sentinel ' s countenance as he shortly re- plied, " Sir, my fifth genera) order is ' Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. " : " T.Tkine in the kaydet hop this year? " : " Of rourse not! I,arry asked me to ffo. but when he told me they called it •100 Nights ' I knew it would be just too risque for words. ' COMPL.MNT OF A XrATHEMATICAL LUVER My luve is like a three-leaf rose That blooms in Smith Gale, Mv luve is like a Iimai;on Symmetrical and frail. So Variable art thou, my luve, So constant still am I. And I will luve thee still, my dear. Till X approaches y. .■ nd if we transform both unknowns To terms of p and 0. Then I will luve thee still, my dear. Till a=i3. And fare thee well, my only luve. And I will come to thee. Though both our_ distances from O Approach infinity! I yj li i i JS j j j j j j; i 4 4v .i i ; Vnur Itundred jorty-five [Page 2 Ro u t e b t e The Luvology of a Kaydet IN FOUR YEARS ]i l.. Year One A plebe I am, as plebes are wont to be, A lowly thing, unloved, except by her Whose hnage gives this life of misery Its mite of goodness, which within me stirs My dead ambition, so that I may survive These endless strifes and trials while others fall. What pleasant scenes my memory revives; Dear thoughts of her, sweet days of fond recall : Her love is mine, boimd to eternity. Oh, Dearest Heart, I always think of you; Through all this mystic maze your face I see, " When all are fickle, you alone are true. " Year Two A Yearling now, the world is at my feet ; But lo, a message comes, concise and brief: " Was married Tuesday. " Bowed in grim defeat. To CuUum ' s floor I wend to drown my grief. There, perfect figures flit with airy grace. Transparent silks lend fervor to the scene. On Cullum ' s balcony learn I of their race. Just what all glances, looks and actions mean. My spirit soars as tiny hands 1 press; There yield I to the pleasant Siren call. There, eyes and lips and forms do I caress ; Thtse femmes all love, and I— I love them all. Year Three Another year — m.v furlough days are o ' er; Two months of joy sublime, and then — a pain. She threw me down, and now forever more Immune am I to femmes, who are the bane And ruin of every thoughtless Kaydet ' s life. They live to tease, delight in treachery. You Muse, who sings of love, behold the strife You cause, the lives you wreck in iiony ; Emotion, passion, disillusionment. Of these, in place of love, why don ' t you sing? Embraces, sighs, are but for downfall spent: And as for love, in truth, " There ' s no such thing ! " 5 car Four The end draws nigh, the final lap we run. We see the goal for which we ' ve strived and boned ; There ' s not an act which we would want unclone And not a thing that we would want condoned. I ' ve won in all. What more could I desire? My miniature upon her hand she wears; Our plighted troth, bred in impassioned fire. Will stand all tests without a thought of care. Ah. little girl, upon that twelfth of June A golden band will bind my love to thee; I visualize, inspired by yon moon, " Gold bars, the Coast, a bungalow for three! " Four hundred forty-six I V ■» r -» l ! ty i » rl! |■tr tA g l »» lrt t 4r )J ■ rjrl Route Step [Page 3] AT LAST, AN EXPLANATION " SIR HIRA r McWHISTLE, the eminent philosopher and slide rule expert, has given the waitinR world the solution of one of the most puzzline problems of the modern era. By adding the T. 13. ' s number (a very hard number to get) to the probable age of the pre- historic horse. Glass, setting same off on the trusty slipstick and dividing by the proverbial and customary 32.2, he has deduced an astounding fact. Sir Hiram authoritatively states that the reason 98.23% of all kaydets pop ihe fatal question to their lady loves on Sunday afternoon, thus becoming irrevocably engaged, is that by that time all other possible topics of conversation have been utterly ex- hausted. Hence, says Sir Hiram, in despera- tion the portentous step is taken. w: en the prehislo rir caveman wooe d his ra He did it with a Inh and, sad to ta e. il he lady of his cho ce Ka sed a loud protesting voice He dragged her to his lair Uy the hair. n (V the Neolithic s m ethod ' s out o s yie An I ' ll 1 the rule of b suing male is has changed to r that Uv the mother of the brood, An 1 she leads her soulmate dear Ky the ear. thing. " V, Gertie, do ' •That ' s just the trouble. " Give him air, give hin around the fallen man. " For God ' s sake don ' t, fo replies the prostrate one. t look so peeved. You nev that ' s what I just got, ' Four hundred forly-sei ' cn t v■A ' - ' ■ y ' ' ' - ' V■tr ! - ' ' J ' l ' ! ' [Page 4] Route Step EXPLANATION OF REPORT: " ABSENCE AT PARADE. ' Exas ' craled Kaydt ' t — On fur- lough instructing the local Red Cross workers in Military Drill — and attempting to get the female contingent on line : " Uress up to the right, you third girl! " The third: " ' Taint either, you horrid man ! " " Marry you ! Why, you couldn ' t even keep me in pin money ! " " Maybe not, but I expect any girl I marry to be past that age. " Tac (after listening to ex- planation of delinquency deliv- ered during call to quarters) : " Yes, I will remove that four and four, but I have a good mind to give you four and four more. " Kadyct: " What for, sir? " Tac : " For visiting during call to quarters. " Kaydct : " But, sir, you said it was all right. " Tar: " How ' s that? " Knydi ' t : " Well, I knocked on the door and you said, ' Come in. ' " Tar: " Well. I ' ll be ! " He : " How much do you weigh? " She : " Not enough to spoil the crease in your trousers. " — Judge. Kat : " They call that girl Spearmint. " Suf: " Why, is she wriggly? " Kat: " No, but she is always after meals. " — Bison. Absent-minded Barber- " Shavc? " Irate Voice — " I want rr hair bobbed, idiot! " — The Tiger. " Sha e and haircut, sir? " " Naw ; brush my teeth. " - Yale Record. TIte ) ' ear ' s Most Det lorable Pun Engineering " P " : " You gen- tlemen will find the study of these concrete examples of masonry dams anything but dry. " Make : " I am getting pretty tired of the same old current bread every day. " Buck: " Bread please. " (A few minutes later, after exam- ining bread carefully) : " Can ' t see any currants in this bread. " Make : " Well, you poor fish, isn ' t it cooked in an electric oven? " Four liundred forty-cigin jf. ' i-f. ' f. ' i. Jt.j, V-- ; ' tf- t - ' ' tr tyAtf ' l f- f ' ! ' f.f -V ' i?» ? I Route Step [Page 5 that time? " ■:rj Vearlmn: that time. " rifle range): " Uiil you think so, sir. I didn ' t Kav : Hasn ' t that femme o Vet eyes? " ' •You ' ve face yet. ' got me. I 1 Kaydct (during discussion of the inheritance tax law in Economics class) : " Sir, do you mean to tell me that if I were to die and leave a sum of money, my heirs would have to pay part of it to tile government? " Ptof: " Well, no; there is an exemption for sums under fifty dollars. " THAN WHOM THERE WERE NONE GOOFIER The dumbest bell that ever hit the Hudson ' s slimy shore, U ' as the Plebe that answered " Goof McNutt " to the upperclassmen ' s roar. le was " signing out " as he left for ofs for If the Hall of Celebrated Go should yearn. For World ' s Next Dumbest Homhre, them not to spurn The N. C. O. who gigged McNutt for to sign return. " " Say, why do you call your Law Prof. Ne y? " " Necessity knows no law. " By the standards of a school of Mathc- matic rule I ' m a dunce, I fear of very blackest hue. Though T solve each term complex For T ' in terms of x. The answer always comes in terms of )(. I ' ve tried to do my bit in strafing Analyt, But my woodenness would inake an angel blue ; Each problem I essay Comes out the same damn way — The answer always comes in terms of u. I differentiate in semi-conscious state While demerits and deficiencies accrue. All bootlessly I sigh In anguish, " X-O-Y " — The answer always comes in terms of u. Oh, Princess, far away, give an ear to me, I pray. Though I ' ve tried all combinations old and new To the problem, I confess Of all my happiness, The answer always comes in terms of U. " Well, Rastus, what do you want no gave you a hunting license last week. " " Vassah, boss; but I shuh got S( ain ' t been huntin ' fob, too. Ah war riage license now. " His Master J l o cei n -i rTfy n rrfT, Four hundred forty-nine , j, j,i.Ji j, 4.JH ' ,i, . ' , tf ' irir ' f • ' tf tr -.tf ' tf-«!7 " « -» ■ t ' tf ln!l l [Page 6 Route Step The Charge of ' 24— with due apologies l ' ia e them four and four, Sadly they walked their tour; Into the jaws of death, Into the mouth of hell Walked the six hundred. Clipped every cranium bare Clipped all their slickened hair, Barbers were butchers there. Murdered a Kaydet, while Everyone wondered. Open was each locked door, Half an inch, half an inch, Half an inch backward; Into the mouth of hell Came the six hundred. " Brace, " was the catpain ' s cry : Theirs not to reason why, ' I ' hcirs not to make reply. Theirs but to brace and sigh. Into the sallyport Came the six hundred. Tacs to right of them, Tacs to left of them, Tacs in front of them Shouted and blundered ; Fiercely the T. D. swore. Into the shelves he tore. Grinding an angry heel. Wildly he blundered ; Swore in their very face. But not the six hundred. Ps to right of them, Ps to left of them, Ps behind them Shouted and blundered; Handed them a one-point- four. Wonder you that they swore ? Took the mid-year exam? Some went back home again ; But left on rock-bound shore All that was left of them— Left of six hundred. Honor — Graduation Class Four hundred — all who l asscd. Lonq shall the talc he told, ) ' ca, when their babes are old. How tlu-y iveiit onzvard. F. S. L., ' 24 HEARD ON THE HIKE First Cadet: " What ' s your mule ' s name? " Second Cadet : " Ain ' t named him yet ; I ' m waitin ' , " First Cadet: " Waitin ' for what? " Second Cadet: " Till something happens. " Here lie the bones of Sergeant Jones, His spirit ' s hushed and blessed. He tripped upon a loaded gun — We won ' t relate the rest. " My kingdom for a horse ! " shouted Henry IV. " My dumb king for nothing! " shouted his wife. Prof: " Jones, was that you I heard talking? " Jones: " No, sir; I never talk in my sleep. " " We are far behind the Egyptians in the accomplish- nent of our fundamental purpose of life. " " What is that? " " The preservation of the human race. " j; y; ., , Ji jj ' j ' Four hundred fifty ♦ ? • T - . j y, ;■ 4. i, v, , . V V t ' i - ) y ; Jb ir i2 ■i ' •t ' tr tr t, tr !7 l, ,•l, l, l,■lJ Sr i, t, ' t,•), t,■ Route Step [Page 7] SCENE: Law Lecture (Cadet sound asleep). Instructor: " Mr. — " (Cadet moves, shows signs of awaken- ing and rises). The unfortunate one: " Yes, sir. " Instructor: " In what two cases is the President authorized to use the miHtia? " Cadet: " To stop a rebellion, sir. " Instructor: " That ' s right for one of them. There is another one. " (Cadet makes a supreme ef- fort to collect his wandering faculties. He is rewarded by an inspiration.) " FOR PARADE, sir. " Corporal: " I see that this horse has U. S. branded on his right hind leg. Does that mean that he belongs to Uncle Sam? " Buck: " No, suh, Boss. Dat U. S. don ' t mean nothin ' ' bout no Uncle Samuel. Dat ' s jess a warnin ' . Dat U. S. ' n jess stand fo ' Un Safe — ' at ' s all. " . ' First Spook: " Have you got a match? Second Spook: " Yes, but no place strike it. " There once was a French P. from Texas, Whose methods continu ' ly vex us. He finds many " fautes " And also the goats, And sits there all day and corrects us. Four hundred fifly-or, I- ' + ' -ji y,. . J,. t 4. . V jJV y,v jjv " ' ' I Vt -1 ■l t. -l vV ♦■»♦» trlt t V tr«t r l « t if l t V t ! » trJ V rM «t t ■( r :i driftinq alonq Un a sea of mist: With no power to wake To heed, to j-esist. The mist disperses, routed by some force, I awake to music trilling in my ears ; rise and gaze around uncertainly. Amazed by what I see and what I hear. Before me opens Love ' s enchanted vale. Where friendships steadfast are and love is true, Where reigns supreme a perfect life and joy. Where men may live and no dull care ensue. Here nymphs of beauty move in sprightly dance, To tune of lute and lyre played by master hands. They represent the worlds ' true happiness, That which men seek in far and distant lands ; Oh, could I now but join them in their play, But heed the call that bids me live the while. Forget that drab and ever sordid world. Forget my frown, and learn but once to smile. But hark ! A sudden clamor rends the air. Harsh drums, unruffled beat and trumpets sound ; The lute and lyre cease their warbled note, And fall to earth, b} ' fear and hatred bound. The Cats of Hell approach in full array. With measured tread, on Joy ' s destruction bent. A dancer weakens, pierced by terror ' s pangs, And falls to earth, subdued by hosts,, Hell-sent. The others still dance bravely on their way. To keep true joy and happiness alive; But one by one they fall, to rise no more, Their spirit brave, but all in vain to strive. But one remains of all that happy throng; I stand aghast, in entranced reverie ; Will she dance on in peace, or " Sir, One minute till assembly for reveille. " Hell! The damnedest sound on earth to me Is Reveille; It spoils my dreams And thoughts of what might be ; Curse Thee, Reveille ! e. j. p. Four hundred fifty-two ?r,- V J ' -»! ' f t ' !f tf t tf ' • itf !r t l ' l f l;x! Route Step [Page 9] Effect of Kaydet Captain Dumbjohn ' s Slug Upon the Rest of the World The Plebcs: Jollification. Yearling: Satisfaction. Second Class: Admiration. First Class: ] Iortification. Dunibjohn, ipse: Justifica- tion. Diiinbjohn, senior: Con- demnation. Mrs. Dunibjohn, sr.: Hu- miliation. His Tac: Vindication. His Sister: Humiliation. His fenime: Condemnation. His plcbe: Justification. The Conim.: Mortification. His Wife: Admiration. The Datt Board: Satisfac- tion. The Siipe: Jollification. AT P. r.M BE. CH " Young man, how could you marry my davighter? couldn ' t even keep her in clothes. " Young Man (recalling): " I wouldn ' t try. " Our little Charlie went out for a swim ; J With grappling hooks they are looking for him. Yeh, cramps. — Sun Dial. IN HADES Shade of J J ' est Point Math. P.: ' ' Who ' s that old has-been? " Shade of Isaac Newton : " That ' s old Diogenes. " Shade of IV. P. M. P.: " And why- does he keep croaking ' Eureka! ' ? " Shade of L :aac Neivton : " That means ' I Have found it. ' " Shade of IV. P. M. P. : " It? Just one? Gosh, he ' s a piker! " (Exit croaking " Eureka " nine thou- sand times.) Four hundred fijiy-llirfe V-g . ' tr lf lf l tf l i ir ' l tf r t ' l [Page 10 ] Route Step wmim) niGHT mameuvers. posing in a taxi) : " Say j ' es, darling. ' ive me time to think. " s, but, good heavens, not in here! ' ' water pail, to indifferent First Cla vater in this pail? " He: Tac (inspecting, observing dust man) : " Do you ever use t First Classman: " No, sir. " Tac: " Why not? " First Classman: " It ' s too dusty, sir! " Prof: " Does the moon affect the tide? " CoEd: " No, sir; ' merely the untied. " Insurance Agent: " Just think, if you get shot you ' ll be thousand. " Embryo Officer: " Suppose I .get half shot? " " THE BE. R GOES OVER THE MOUNTAIN! Think of fifty boile Fifty more of howl Each to make the worst ni To the song of Satan ' s min This upon our ears each i Hell-Cats drag us, weary. Oh, that Morpheus, God of Slu Relegate th Sxi.-ect imps of Hades back to He jangling, screeching di contest bound to win; ng — this a fit analogy to Morning — Reveille, romes to drive our dream; from our cots at break c uld. e ' d pay their fares all. " away — f day. prayers. ' I searched the ranks, but didn ' t see you at ; Briar: " That ' s because I was guide at parade. " Sivect: " Thev always seem to kid you, don ' t they? " (Ed. ' s Note — Hint for solution of above: Note sound of " guide and " guyed " and look up meanings. This grind won first place in th Olympic meet because it was so lame.) J.K.: " Vat kin I get for my vife around twenty dollars? " J.K.: " Get her vun of them ten-cent pocketbooks. Thrc DUMB-BELLES bells a-fishing village went Where waters deep did flow. Their boat capsized And they fell in. And got all wet, as one might know ; .And the belles peeled. In nature ' s garb they sat around. Their clothes hung all about On every branch And bush and limb, And, piece by piece, to dry them out. Those belles did wring. Three village boys a-hunting came Along the river ' s bank. The belles they saw, In turn were seen; " Oh, dear, w ' hat shall we do, we ' re seen? " Then chimed the belles. .A bulldog fierce happened along And scared the boys away. The belles, enrobed. Went to their homes — Experience had had its sway, r.ut no belle told. — E. T. P. He said to her: " I think you ' r spoiled. " She looked at him — a kaydet oiled. " That couldn ' t be. " She thought iswered, wil w grateful " That ' s the perfu " jr3f r ir35r:!jn;rJ5r: rj;ry;rjjr:7r 5c r " r;5C jr: r3j y7 r r: -: r7 r: rr -! -J T y T T Four liurtiircA fifly-fmn r r n l ' r r rrt y-■ ■a, lr t V■dr t V■ t tr v t tf r y l iJ l ■ b t i ■■ t Route Step [Page 11 I Now Shaef had skipped the Chapel Squad And hurried back ; dead- beating — To bone red comforter and smoke While Sunday morn was fleeting. His comrades sat and wrig- gled oft While Chaplain went on praying ; But Schaefer sat at home and tried To practice poker-playing. The Reward of Virtue And shrieked aloud: " Oh, Golly, Shaef, You ' ve made an awful er- ror — " The Supe is wise — the troops are back — We ' ll all be past b-aching. Ihe absentees are outta luck— A check rollcall they ' re tak ' ing. " " Squads Right, " " March, " " Halt " and then " Re- port " — Fear whitened every face — J jut ere the first salute was made Shaef sneaked into his place. The Corps was sunk. The slugs were prompt. The liusts were not a few. Sudden a frightened Kay- det came, All wild with haste and ter- ror; No time for pause — Shaef acted fast, Quick galvanized to action ; His F. D. coat he snatched at once. (Need makes a strong at- traction.) He fell downstairs, across the moat He skidded, then went run- i nd ducked around the Tiien ' irtue, prompt with Sally Port, her reward. Where C Co. home was Made Shaef a Sergeant, coming. too. W71 : 7 i. If. jf. lKrf.j Ji lour hundred fifty-five r■ lr s f j f tf tr b■ drvV ■tff t tf l J xV l vf ' lt t l xtf lf ' !r ' 4 ■ t l iy jr j Shades of France ' s dread tribunal, Revolution ' s court communal — Shades of Robespierre and others Condemning all dissenting brothers. A rosy smile from wraiths assembled. By such methods all France trembled. Rigid rule of no concession — Battalion Board in special session. f-our utnJtt ' J fifty-six ' p--f .yif-if ' ir ' j if ini ytr - riririr -i[f ' ilrif- ' - I t Route S t e [Page 13 It Ruined His Entire Evening SOMETHIXG he had overheard quite by accident — several girls near the entrance to the dance floor were talking about him when they didn ' t know he was near. Surely this sort of thing couldn ' t be true of him — surely girls did not dislike so much to dance with him — and yet with his own ears he had heard them ! He wondered why ! He could not go to sleep that night when he had returned from the hop. He felt only like having a good cuss — which he had as he lay wondering. nds tell yo haie It. .- ]iri nvn niir doM-st girl frii s?( mptime.v. ol romse, rhinocerosis comes from some deep- seated disorder of tlie pin on jour marksman ' s badge, but usually — and fortunately — rhinocerosis is only a local con- of of able rubber In up footballs ;i adjustable ai i ai-e dozens nl been trusted that ell-known, cushion-like I use for years on Sunday after- resilient properties for Saturday the female arm and and soft. The black looks on ' yebrow pencils instead of looks :niatic use of a red comforter puts If side. .Till -iipply you with sets of adjust- ! ' ' VIS. hav mattresses, half-pumped- is. He sells lots of them — with i indinc from the neck. There ;ilisolutciy safe to use. that have century. Read the little booklet (Orders and Regs.. U.S.C.C.) Cadet Store and Co., West Point, U. S. A. v. j . ;j . 4v f JJ-. jj. yj- jt fv jj . . 4ij j5fcijv jv p fv -l ' Four hundred fifty-se •en y. -4r - J ' t tr ' i lrvt tA! f !W ! l i?f ! r ' il t t l ' Jr !f tf lr l lf lotr V lntnl y l i fttiH " - IN producing the Howitzer, the ques- tion arose — as to how could a better book be offered to the Corps and its friends. Being an army book the first thought of its creators was the Army colors. Attention is called to the origination of a color scheme of Grey, Black and Gold, both throughout the general border decorations and again on its cover. The Gothic motive is used as a decorative scheme, predominating as it does on the buildings at West Point. The answer to the question, was again one of spirit and the spirit of the Army again asserted itself. The production of The Howitzer is possible only through the assist- ance and kind advice of individuals interested in The Corps. It is virtually impossible to thank personally these many friends. However, we wish to express the sincere thanks of The Howitzer Board and The Corps of Cadets to the following who have con- tributed conspicuously to the produc- tion of our book: Colonel M. B. Stewart, for his ad- vice and helpful suggestions. Major C. P. Stearns, official censor — his ideas and corrections have been invaluable. Major D. C. Cubbison, Treasurer U. S. M. A., a frien d of The Corps, ever eager and willing to help and ad- vise in all our activities. To the Busi- ness Manager of The Howitzer he has accorded every consideration and given freely of his experience. Mr. Arthur Gordon, photographer, our genial friend who is always ready with the right idea concerning photo- graphs and their use. Mr. William Stockbridge, whose pictures and art suggestions have en- hanced the value of the book. Mr. William Schilling, publisher. His wide experience and personal en- thusiasm have inspired and assisted us immeasurably. He has been a friend as well as an excellent publisher. Mr. C. O. Benson of New York City. His business efforts in our be- half play a big role in our advertising section. Miss Virginia Huguet, artist, whose pen sketches have brought life and ani- mation to the Humor Section. Mr. O. W. Jaquish. He designed the book. The beauty of his work speaks eloquently for his part in the production of The Howitzer. Mr. Louis Ruyl, the artist, whose pen sketches present West Point in an entirely new perspective, unknown to the eye of the camera. Mr. Frank Godwin. His color paint- ings are beauty spots in our book. Mr. Lowell Limpus for his enjoy- able poems. The Sergeant Major ' s office for sup- lies and official lists. To the Corps of Cadets most of all, for from The Corps have come the host of willing workers and the loyal support without which any year-book is a failure. THE 1924 HOWITZER BOARD. mim i 9 m-- Four liuriihed fifiy-eialil 2i ; ;« t2 j j jM|y im pi M i rim . : mi g I PI w m INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS A Ahercromliie Fitch Co xliv Albany Ice Cream Co 1 vii Alexander, Andrew liv Alexander Hamilton Institute lix Allien, Henrv V., Co xliv Altman, B., Co xlix American Laundry Machinery Co Ix Arden Farms Dairy Co x Army Navy Journal Ivii Association of Army and Navy Stores, Inc Ixxxv Auto-Ordnance Corporation Ixx B Bailey, Banks k Biddle Co ii, iii Baker, Howard C Ixiv Bank of I ' nited States, The xxxv Bankers Trust Company Ixxiii Bannerman, Francis, Sons 1 Bausch Lomb Optical Co Ixxix Behrcr Company, Inc Ixiv Bethlehem Steel Co xv Billings, Henry Baremore Ixx Bordentown Military Institute Iii Bosch, A., Son, Inc xlviii Brokaw Brothers xlv Brooks Brothers xxiii Browning, King Co Ixxix Brundage, ]. V., Sons Ixiv Burke, E. i J., Ltd lix c Caldwell, J. E., - Co viii Canton Luggage Corporation Ixvi Charlottesville Woolen Mills xxii Claflins, Incorporated Ixxi Colt Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co xvi Corn Exchange Bank, The xxv Crane Ixxvii Cross, Mark, Company Ixvi Culver Military Academy Ii D De Forest Radio Tel. Tel. Co xliii Dietzgen, Eugene, Co Ixi Dill Collins Co xxviii Dollar Steamship Line xxxviii Dreicer • Co xxi Dunham k Co 1 Du Pont de Nemours, E. I., Co xxvii E Eitingon-Schild Co xlii Eli Boot Shop, The xl Elliott, Chas H., Co., The xxix Evans, tJeo. E., Co., The Ixii F Fatima xi Finchley xlviii First National Bank of Hampton, Va Ixxxiv First National Bank of Highland Falls xxxi Firth Carpet Co., The Ixix Fleischmann Company, I ' he Iviii Furness-Bermuda Line Ixxix G Gaunt, J. R., Son, Inc Ixxxiii General Electric Ixxviii Glassup Steamship Agency xxxv Globe Rutgers Fire Insurance Co Ixxvi Goldberg, Alex 1 Goethals, George W Iviii Griot, George, Sons Ixxvi H Hays, Daniel Company, The xliv Holt Manufacturing Company, Inc., The Ixxxiii Horstmann, Wm. H., Co xvii Horton ' s Ice Cream Ixxxi Hotel .Astor xxxiii Huyler ' s Ixxii J Jenkins Bros xliii K Keuffel Esser Co Ixiv Krementz Ixxi v L Liberty National Bank in New York xiii M Manhattan Life Insurance Company, The xxxv McBride ' s Theatre Ticket Offices, Inc Ixxix McEnany Scott xxxviii Meridale Farms lix Metric Shirt Co Ixii Metropolitan Trust Co xxvi Molloy, David J., The Ivi N National Carbon Company Ixxv Nestle ' s Food Company Ixi o Ocean Accident Guarantee Corporation, Ltd Ixix O ' Sullivan Rubber Companv Ixxiv P Palatine Hotel Iv Peal Co XX Pettit Reed Ix Pointer, The Ixv Prudential Insurance Company of America, The R xlvi-xlvii Radio Corporation of America Ixviii Reed ' s, Jacob, Sons xxxix Revnolds, James xviii, xix Rice Duval Iv Rogers, Charles P., Company, Inc Ix Rogers Peet Company Ixxxiv Rosenwasser Bros Ixxxi s Safe Deposit Company of New York, The Ixix Saint John ' s School Iii St. Regis Restaurant xxxv San Diego Army and Navy .Academy liii Schilling Press, Inc., The xiv Schoonmaker ' s xxxvi Schulte Cigar Stores xlii Shipman ' s, Asa L., Sons liii Sigmurul, Eisner, Co xHi Simon, Julius Ixii Smithers, F. S., Co Ixxi Southern Hotel, The Ixxxiii Spalding, A. G., Bros liii Sperry Gyroscope Co., The xlii Starin Brothers and Pellegrini xxxvii-xli Staunton Military Academy Hi Stetson Shops, Inc xxiv Storm King Stage Corporation Ix Stroock Ixxi Sudburv, E. B., Co Ivii T Taylor, Alex Co Ixxxiv Tiffany Co i U Underwood Typewriter Co Ixxxi V. S. Army Automobile Insurance .Association. .. .Ixxii United States Rubber Co xii V Van Rees Press Ixxxii W VValdron Carroll xxx Walker Engraving Co., Ihe xxxiv Wallach Bros iv, v Wallen, George S., • Co Ixxi Wanamaker, John Ixiii Waterman Co Ixi Weber and Heilbroner Iv West Point Hotel Ixx Whalley-Ford, Ltd Ixxii White Studio Ixvii Whitman, S. F xxiv Whittemore Bros. Mfgs Ivii Witte, Francis T. Co., The Ixi Worumbo Co xxxvi Wright, E. A., Co Ixxx Y Young ' s Hats 1 viii U. !■ p ki ; 1 : jS o iWty . :» ifiZM S xiS- ' $t ; 3g i: JS ' ? -a 0 Tiffany Co. Jewelry Pearls Sil trware Quality Predominates Mail Inquiries Receive Prompt AttentioxX Fifth Avenue 37 - Street New York Vi . m N! fci; I Q W L i THE LEADING MILITARY and NAVAL JEWELERS OF AMERICA A ■ THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED THE CLASS RING, CREST, MINIATURE RING AND CHARM FOR THE GRADUATING CLASS of 1924 UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY Experience of almost a century in serv- ing the Commissioned Officers of the Army, Navy and U. S. Marine Corps BAILEY, BANKS BIDDLE COMPANY Diamond Merchants, Heraldists, Jewelers, Silversmiths, Stationers PHILADELPHIA u M , I ' a! 9 ' tj . v-t -r ' -j ' v vt. i. i.xi.v ' .j..i.xi ..|f ,ti.!. ,!.,! .. ;..; ., : ■l. t-■!f ■ i ' l ln . t ■ lr _rJr THE MILITARY INSIGNIA BOOK THE GIFT SUGGESTION BOOK THE DIAMOND BOOK ETIQUETTE OF WEDDING STATIONERY Any or all of the ab ove named Books, ivhich are illustrated and priced Mailed to Patrons Upon Request -g INSIGNIA, JEWELS, WATCHES, CLOCKS, SILVER, CHINA, GLASS, NOVELTIES and STATIONERY May be selected by mail — ivith complete satisfaction -s? BAILEY, BANKS BIDDLE COMPANY Diamond Merchants, Heraldists, Jewelers, Silversmiths, Stationers PHILADELPHIA .. ; .,v,...,..|..,v. .IV ■(■., ; , . .y...;w ; - Ji- Jt it ' i J . M ■ -i ' Or ti ■ J ■ ' .. »)■ . ' . ■ ' _ ' ' ' j l ' J- ' -t ' ' y l t ' v ' ' ' l- ■) ' 1 " y u i ' tA l Headquarters for Hart SchafFner Marx clothes for men, young men and boys; FOUR STORES IN WALLACH U M y : il t J 4i ; : I iO g iri i g y: dress clothes; hats, shoes, haberdashery. Hart Schaffner Marx coats for women. NEW YORK CITY BROTHERS ,., . ■■■ ,•.,•,,•,,•,,?,,•,.•. ,v ,»..•.,•.,• ,,t., ,. .. ' ,,,,,•.., --- " ' =k ■•i- 1 3iS ci: $ r3 ni 5 C8fe ju if s[ j j ir p : m m s ? i WEST POINT VOCABULARY 1 % i ••Co mo Sf di cn en Ingles? " i i A. B Area Bird; one who walks the area C. Q . . . .n. Call to Quarters; period when kay- 1 j: as punishment. dets raav be at certain places only. i Absolutes „ Members of last section in a subject; D . . . .n. Deficient ; below passing mark — 2.0 u woodenest men in the class. in a subject. 11 A. M. I .n. A. M. Inspection; daily hunt for quill bv the tacs. Deadbeat . . . .n. One who seeks to escape labor when- ever possible ; occasion of resting 5 - u Area • • . . . n Courtvard of barracks; stamping from work. - JV grounds of the birds; center of all Demo . . . .n. Demerit; unit measure of punishment % Corps activities. invented bv Moses, still used at •i w Armv Child „ One whose parents are Army people. " the Point. " ' •Qi il B. A .n. Busted Aristocrat; degree awarded makes for punishment in prominent Dissv . . . adj. Meticulous ; careful to excess of one ' s demerits. lu offenses. Div n. Division ; section of barracks. F B-ACHE .n. Attempted explanation of a report. Doughboys ... . . ■ ■ . n. Infantry; cream of the Army. : bM •v. To attempt to explain a report; to D. P. n. Dining Permit; permission to eat 1 k4s offer an excuse. elsewhere than at the " Palais de rfi Bait Board .n. Battalion Commander ' s Board, -which Fisheve. " Re attends to the graver offenses; re- Drag V. To escort a ladv; to have a visitor; ii 1 Beast Barracks.. . . .n. incarnation of the Spanish Inquisi- tion, used to remind kaydets that the war is not yet over. Kavdet ' s first summer at West Point, to distinctively mark a new make, birthday child, or he who pulls a bum grind with sammy, snow, shoe polish, water, or glue, in recogni- i c spent in barracks under the super- tion of the occasion. II vision of tacs and selected upper Drive . . . .V. To command; to conduct; as " to classmen. drive the Co. to supper. " ii m B-food .n. Breakfast food; any cereal served in the messhall. D. T ..... n. Double Time; gait between a walk and a gallop. n i B. J ■ ■... ! dj. Before June; fresh; blase; sophisti- cated. DUCROT ] DUMGUARD v.. . n. Fictitious name applied to person or thing whose correct designation one M i Kavdet who inhabits the area wastes. See A. B. dumjohn j Elepha.vt Squad..., ?; has forgotten. Those not proficient in dancing; abso- K Black Book .n. Regulations USMA; West Point edi- tion of the " Book of Etiquette. " lutes in Mr. Vizay ' s course in ball- room etiquette. E Blase adj. Fresh; B. J.; addicted to being Engineer n. Brilliant student; one who stands ri smart in the presence of one ' s near the top of his class, whose ■ H KM seniors. brain is his most prized possession. uj H Board-fight n. Recitation with whole section at the F. V n. Full Dress; a full dress coat. rk 1 .V. boards. To work hard for anything. Eatables. Girl; excuse for the trade in pins and miniatures. Absolute failure; cold zero. 1 Fess n. Boodle V Boodle Fight .n. Gathering of the clans whenever boodle arrives in barracks. File Find . . . . n. . . . .v. One person, in the military sense. To discharge for deficiency in studies i ' f? .n. Restaurant; place where we cash our " ice-checks. " Favor; " stand-in. " or discipline. Tapioca Pudding. Tall person; elongated specimen of ' . w BoOl LICK n. Flanker n. i ■ iri V. To currv favor ; to exchange one ' s the genus kavdet. d H soul for a few files on a rating Flirtation .... n. Flirtation Walk; our Lover ' s Lane. w sheet. Fore ! . . excel. Warning signal used whenever tacs. 1 ■ 1 .n. Exaggerated military posture as- sumed bv plebes. O. G.s, or other objects likely to sting one like a golf ball, are dan- i |0| Break In or Out. .V. To enter or leave the hospital. gerously near. Kf M B. S .«. Barracks Satire; unnecessary chatter. Foundation . . n. Dav in fanuarv when list of those ShJ i M .n. Enlisted man; kaydet without chev- rons. Foundling . . . n. to be discharged is published. One who is discharged for deficiency. yi 5 S V. To oppose; to resist; to become Bol- Fried Egg .... n. Coat-of-arms of the Corps; worn on M i UU sheviki. the cap and f. d. hat. To stand at the blackboard all period to prevent being called upon to re- Furlough .... n. Summer leave of full moons, canoes, femmes and love affairs which i ■Ml cite. comes at end of second vear; oasis it BllST .V. To reduce a kaydet officer to the ranks. Gig n. in the desert of our existence. Delinquency report; quill; skin. y ; ; i .n. Remainder; as " butt of a skag. " Civilian ; kavdet ' s idea of a lucky person. Go.w V. n. To report for a delinquency; to write up. One who stands very low in a sub- CiT ; 1 Cits Civilian clothes; symbols of freedom. Coast Artillery ; married men ' s branch of the Army. Plebe at messhall table who pours ject; wooden man; reason why some professors go crazy. Joke ; long, painful process. Clumsy; stupid, uncouth; wooden. Coffee Corp .71. Gross . . . adj. Ifn coffee and cocoa for the others. Growley n. Tomato Catsup. n Cold adu Complete; absolute; as " cold absence. " V. To color vividly; to become confused. BMn Color Line .n. Summer Camp Sundav evening show- Gum n. To mess up ; to confuse ; to tie up. C t1 staged bv the Corps. Gunner n. Plebe at table who keeps wants sup- : Com . .n. Commandant of Cadets; Allah ' s plied and gives any general infor- i : prophet. mation required bv upper classmen. c ftJ Com ' s Back Yard. . .n. Area of South Barracks; home of the Hell-Cats ... ....... Musician orderlies; thev who salute lljK A. B. ' s. the dawn and wake the Corps. k=il Con n. Confinement to one ' s room for stated Hell-Dodgers n. Frequenters or officials of the Y. M. w Corp . .n. period of time. Yearling who yvears chevrons; first Hell-on-the- C. A. West Point, NY, USA; onlv place i rung in the Bootlick Ladder. HUDSON n of its kind. ii « BW ' ? 5 ' 3 . 3!eJ w R. T.3» 0S S5-s4.J%?SJifeSi ' «. V a J 3Sri ' w%«kj S 3S : •jiESi.-i ' Sim-; ac? £ji £ZtfLi2i 2t] vW TTTjr - •;• ' ' ' l■ ' ■ ' l ' - ' ' ■ ' -ww- ; .;. yji ; y, v;. , , y ;;. -V ; v,v j,i ,;i .; . 4 4 J f .J, i.4. 5.v - i. -i vv ,1 i 1 4 ' . ,f. .;v .(,1 ,v ,, v,v .;, -jv y v .;. , ,; ;■. ,;. .; y,. .,. j,. .,v -;. . . .,-. .j. ijv ' ♦ " 5 •. H. I. Card Unnecessarily early arrival at any kavdet, on which he checks his lo- Pro Proficient; above passing mark — 2.0 — in a subject. ing C. Q. Hive V. To understand; to comprehend. P. S . . . .1 ' . To escort a visitor; to pay calls; to HiVEY . .adj. Brilliant; bursting with information. drag a femme. Hop » Report for delinquency; gig; skin. Military standing. To deserve; to merit. Hundredth Night.. n. Last hig milestone before June; an- nual show given on 100th day be- IK fore June. Recocmiion . . . . . .n. End of plebe vear; day when plebes I-Co . . . . n. Kaydet grey gymnasium jersey; Corp ' s non-rcg cold weather shirt. become upper classmen thru ' the medium of the extended hand and Immortals .... ...... Lowest ranking men in a subject; Graduation P-rade. goats; absolutes. Recognize . . .V. To treat as an equal; to place a plebe Junk Saturday. . . . . n. First Saturday in each month, when field equipment is displaj ' ed at S. I. on equal social status with one- self. Kavdet Cadet; one of us; memher of the Regs Regulations. Requisition; that portion of the Store ' s NPP ' s (Nation ' s Pampered Pets). Req ...... ji Good scout; likable fellow; prince. stock bought monthly bv each kay- det. State of being unpopular. Boundaries of our rock-bound high- land home. Reverse . . . n. Line ...... Fluent use of the mother tongue. RUN-IT-ON ■ ■ . v. To impose upon; to devil; to get L. P . . . .n. I nattractive person. awav with something. adj. Awkward; distasteful; not-so-good. Runt . . .71. Kaydet short in stature; hence a bun- Maii.-Dracger . ...... Plebe who delivers the company mail. dle of compressed damphoolerv. Make One who wears chevrons; pet of the Sammv jj Messhall syrup. Saturday inspection; weekly survey T. D. S. I . . .n. ' . In award chevrons; to appoint a kavdet officer or non-com. of the troops and their belongings bv the T. D. Max Perfect things; a 3.0, the highest mark attainable in academics. ..ad,. Mean; slimy; given to abusive use of authority. Middv „ Midshipman USNA; he who loses his all when Navy plays us. Tune which, when whistled, is sup- Cigarette. Report for delinquency; gig; quill. To write up ; to gig. Missouri National., n. v. posed to bring rain. Skin-list 71. Company delinquency sheet, posted Muck . . . . n. Muscle; strength; phvsical ability. daily. O. A. O ...... SHE; raison pourquoi for most any- Slimy . .adj. Slovenly; disagreeable; mean. thing, foolhardv or other wise; kay- Slip-stick . . .71. Slide-rule. det ' s most treasured possession. Slug . . .«. Special punishment awarded by Supe 0. C ■ . ...... Officer in Charge; member of T. D. for prominent offenses. To bust a make; to give punish- who controls destinies of the Corps v. for a day at a time. ment in special orders. O. D . . . . n. Officer of the Day; ranking kaydet on guard. Officer of the Guard; kavdet assistant Messhall stew. Kaydet who lives in Cullum every hop night; femme-chaser. O. G . . . .71. to the 0. D. Soiree . . .71. I nappreciated assignment; disagree- Oid suffix. State of being, as a " hopoid " — persis- able work. tent snake. Sound-off ... 71. Strong, lustv voice. P „ _, To call out loudly; to use one ' s vocal cords well. go crazv; an All-Academic. P. c. s . . . . n. Previous Condition of Servitude; what a kaydet was in his former existence. Tac . . .71. Tactical Officer; member of the T. n.; regular officer on duty over kavdets. p. D Pennsylvania Dutchman; one from the Kevstone State. Tarbucket .... T. D . . .71. Full Dress Hat. Tactical Department; Com and his P. I ...... Police Inspection; NCOCQ ' s before minions. breakfast inspection of rooms. Tenth . . .71. Unit in West Point svstein of mark- Pipe . . . . n. Cinch; snap; easv mark. ing, garnered only by the bitterest v. To anticipate with joy; look for struggles in the section rooms. eagerly. Tenth Avenue . . .«. Street between the Academic Build- Pi.ebe ......... . . . .n. First year man; fourth classman; the ings. goat at all times. Tenth-sheet . . . . .71. Weekly grade sheets that are posted Pt.EBE Bible . . . . . .n. YMC. Handbook, known as " Bugle on bulletin boards. Notes " ; source of much informa- Then . . .71. Graduation, Navy Game, or anv other tion plebes have to know. event of temporary supreme im- P. M. E. I.UNCH . . .n. Boxed starvation ration issued on all trips where meals are concerned, as portance; mirage in the desert of pipe dreams. Navv Games. Tie-up . . . .f To make a mess of things; to gum PODUNK ji Home town ; paper received there- up; to fumble; to wreck. Any military school, in name or from. Tin Sciiooi . . . t. Police . . . . I ' . To discard; to throw off or awav; otherwise, except West Point. shift from one academic section to Tour . . .71. Form of punishment meted out to all another. but makes; one hour on the area. Policing . . .n. Fall from a horse; transfer in aca- Turkey . . .71. Messhall hash. demics ; anv uncomfortable separa- Turnback . . .71. One who is turned back to join the tion from pleasant environments. next class: recognized plebe. Poop . . .n. Dope; that to be memorized; printed Walri ........ information. Water Corp. . . . . . .71. Plebe at table who pours water and Poop-deck . . .n. Balconv of O. C. ' s office in Cadet milk for the others. Headquarters Building. Wooden .ad,. Dense; dull, stupid; gross. Poop-sheet .... . . .n. Page of dope to be memorized. Writ . . .71. Written recitation; prize package is- P-RADE . . .n. Parade; formation on the plain in- cluding band, spectators, and some- sued every now and then by almost anv academic department. times rain. Write-up . . .71. Report for delinquency; cause to dec- Predecessor; previous appointee from the same district. orate the skin-list. Third classman, second year man. ' := n ' i ■A fc 1 ; 1 7 Honor System || of the C rps, 1 ■i 1 i % ;i 1 representing the best, the most 11 ;| 1 steadfastly upheld, the most prac- p s j 1 tical and, at once, ideal system of it 1 1 honor in the country ' — Bugle |; 1 .1 Notes Vol. XV. |i M 1 Silver " There is no place in the Corps of ci ocks Cadets, or in the Ser ice for a r t ! ' " ' quibbler, an e ader, or a twister of Glassivare Lamps the truth. ' ' — Bugle Notes Vol. Leathericare Stationery lli. I t J. EGUDWELL Co. H ' " i| 1 Chestnut Street, Below Broad It i ' j PHILADELPHIA 1 1 1 |! 1 i ' ra i iK3 f ir5 s Jir 5 T 5 ii :s : 5 Ht ' K t jg m g . jas J ii y i j: M f i m The Honor System of the Caldwell Store, Service Medals Insignia Seals Charms Rings Trophies Loving Cups Honor Rolls Memorial Tablets established about the same time, is as rigid, as practical, as faithfully maintained as that of the Corps. There is no place in the Caldwell stocks for any but first quality; there will be no relaxation in the integrity and efficiency of Caldwell Service, for it is always " at attention. " J. ECaldwell Co. Chestnut Street, Below Broad PHILADELPHIA ,.s U ,i. ,i, ,i, ' { ' rr«. r " . ' y ' jE- " y? " T ?. : T lti?» ' " " 1f " ' T ' ' ' ' Vl What a whale of a difference just a few cents make " ' ! ' ' V ' 1 ' v! ' -v ' !« vV ! ' ilr str ; t ' vV ' ! ' 1 ' J ' ' ! ' ' t ' t ' ' ir ir ! n dr i ftr d j | Atr Wf ' vf ' I U : L ' J Lnio .s brouBhl rom ihe " U. S. ' Rubber PlaTitaUoiM in Meamers tanks, from U ' hich it is pumped inn tunk cart and transported by tail l the Company ' factories. How the Far East Tnoved closer to the U. S.A. The Rubber Plantations of the United States Rubbej " Company are of direct practical interest to every user of rubber goods of any description. UP to a few years ago, no American rubber manu- facturer had any control over his supply of vir- gin rubber. There was no command of quantity or quality. But about 1908 the United States Rubber Company took the progressive step of establishing its own plan- tations. Ideal rubber growing country was acquired in Suma- tra and on the Malay Peninsula. 172 square miles of rolling country — rich and fertile beyond belief. Uni- form rainfall— freedom from high wind — and a tem- perature that never falls below 70 degrees F. " U. S. " Plantations Cover 110,000 Acres Today the plantations of this Company contain 5,000,000 rubber trees in bearing. Besides many thou- sands of acres now being brought under cultivation. At the time, this move to control at least a substan- tial part of its rubber supply might have seemed merely a piece of foresight commensurate with the resources of the world ' s largest rubber organization. But in the light of recent developments announced by this Company — this command of an unfailing sourceof pure rubber latex — the milky liquid that flows from the rubber tree when it is tapped — be- comes of the greatest im- portance to all users of rubber products. These " U. S. " devel- opments are briefly as follows: Sprayed Riibbci— Instead of coag- ulating rubber out of the latex with smoke or chemicals — the only methods known heretofore — latex is sprayed in a snow-white mist into super-heated air. The water is driven out of it — nothing else. Sprayed Rubber is pure and uniform in quality. It contains no acids, no smoke residues or foreign mat- ter. It establishes a new and higher standard of quality for all articles made of or containing rubber. The New Web Cord — which also depends on con- trol of an adequate supply of pure rubber latex. Web Cord is impregnated through and through with pure rubber direct from the latex. It is the first true rubber- webbed cord structure. Free from cross tie-threads and all causes of flexion-resistance. Making a tire highly re- sistant to puncture, wear and internal disintegration. A Tire With No Weak Spots The New Flat-Band Method of building a Cord Tire — ensuring scienti ic precision. Each cord precise in length, angle, tension and ser- vice. This means a balanced tire — in which every part does its proportionate share of the work. There are no weak spots. Wear is uniform and gradual— with a high resistance to puncture, assuring a long life. These three advances in the art were developed by the " U.S. " rubber technicians. They mean mo re to the rubber industry than anything that has been accom- plished since vulcanization was discovered in 1839. They are the exclusive property of this Company, protected by patents in the United States and foreign countries. •note— The Utiiied St United States Rubber Company Rubber • m}- m kf- m. m Mi: I ti|; Whether you are stationed in New York City or at the most remote army post, you will find an account in this bank helpful. Our special service to out-of-town customers includes banking by mail and a careful attention to your affairs in this City. Your patronage is cordially invited. LIBERTY NATIONAL BANK IN NEW YORK :W ' -tM;.«t..t. . !r .■ . t.. , l,,l, l,,M,,l,.l,.ir, J ' Jll . J Ml m I 1% ; m y li gain the Co ps of Cadets Choose to — ;; q; trK5a . ' " (Creators of the 1924 ' Super " Howitzer OUR School and College Department makes available the best skilled mechanics, modern equipment and methods, assuring you of the production of the highest type of College Annuals. Some of the Leading Colleges Buying the Schilling Press Products U. S. Military Academy ------ West Point, N. Y. N. Y. 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They required for their armies battering rams to smash through the walls of beleaguered cities; catapults to hurl stones and other missiles; bows and arrows, swords and spears. In other words, aims were required as well as men. In every age, every army and navy is dependent in the last analysis on shops, furnaces, forges, foundries. From Troy to the Argonne, military science has progressed in step with the mechanical arts. And from Damascus blades down to modern heavy armor plate and giant guns, the war needs of each age have always spurred the steelmakers of that age to their best efiforts. The supplying of ordnance material to the United States Army and Navy has been Bethlehem ' s privilege and one of its chief activities for forty years. BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY General Offices: BETHLEHEM, PA. • " yVTye vr 1 , Ir ' N r t,-tf, ,♦ ' . ■ . , . I ' t, -■lr t ' l .V }• • l■ !•.;. i. it. .?. 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PHILADELPHIA U OTETSON- cM 1111813 )150018 cxnd Shoes are highly thought of by Arniy Officers and are backed by a reputation of thirty-nine years of fine shoe making •StetsonShops- INC. Dl STRlDUTOrW • OF ■ THE ■ STETSON ■ SHOE ■ CO ' • PRODUaS Write for Style Folder NEW YORK CITY SHOPS 5 E. 42nd St. a t Fifth Avenue 143 Broadway at Liberty St Broadway at 45th St., Hotel Astor w K r4f- rir r r - riririf ' f ' ii ir f ' ' Arif ' irif ' ' ir r rAr am m :jKn ' Z- Wj m The Corn Exchange Bank WILLIAM AND BEAVER STREETS NEW YORK A Bank Statemenl thai any Man or Woman can Understand January 3rdl, 1924 The Bank Owes to Depositors .$217,545,091.84 A c.inscrvativc liaiikcr always lias this indebtedness in mind, and he .iriMUL f his as et su as to lit able to meet any request for payment. For This Purpose We Have: [1] Cash $40,885,612.51 ((;.ii.|, Bank Notes and Specie) and with legal depositories returnable on .Kmaud, [2] Checks on Other Banks 22,345,791.56 !•,, ,, I, Ir ui oni ' ilay. [3] U. S. Government Securities 59,596,629.60 [4] Loans to Individuals and Corporations 27,424,640.71 l ' ,iy:il,lc yhen v ■ ask fur them, secured by collateral of greater value tliau the loans. [5] Bonds 25,366,688.08 I II railroads and other corporations, of first quality and easily salable. [6] Loans 53,105,990.27 I ' ayabic in less than three months, on the average, largely secured by clialeral. [7] Bonds and Mortgages and Real Estate 6,245,860.93 [8] Banking Houses 5,592,080.55 . !1 l.icated ui Xevy York City. Total to Meet Indebtedness $240,563,294.21 [9] This Leaves a Capital and Surplus of $23,018,202.37 Which becomes the property of the stockholders after the debts to the depositors are paid, and is a guarantee fund upon which we solicit new deposits and retain those which have been lodged with us for many years. Our listed resources, enumerated in this statement, do not and can not include those assets of friendliness and helpfulness which this bank has in the personnel of its board of directors, its officers and employees. These are assets which pay dividends to our patrons in service and satisfaction. The Corn Exchange Bank Is Prepared to Supply You With Banking and Trust Service Through lis Head Office and Branches Located in Greater New York MEMBER NEW YOKK r.l.F.ARINC HOUSE . SS0C1 ATION AND FEDEKAI. RESERVE SYSTEM ' t ' t ' ' tr ' ' Aot ' lr tnintnlnlA tninl ' tr ' M -t,.V. ,j,, « y I n- -tiililMiiiMlfMlilf THE Ol.n GRADS METROPOLITAN TRUST COMPANY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 120 BROADWAY 716 FIFTH AVENUE SAMUEL McROBERTS, President We invite your careful consideration of the services we can offer to men and women in their financial business We are not too large to afford friendly personal consideration to each of our depositors. Interest, credited monthly, allowed on checking accounts of $ 1,000 and over. Special rates on time deposits. We also act as Executor, Trustee, Guardian, etc. Safekeeping of Securities — Safe Deposit Bo.xes. A representative of the Company will be glad to call upon you if you cannot find it convenient to stop at either of our offices. U 1 P I: ' ' i ' ♦ " ♦ ' i»- ' i ' - ' ?- }L j- ?-- Jt- ' .- tir ' Tv ' !■- ' . ' 4 ' 7r:fr7r:iri7r::jr-5r5r -7r5r:; As the Ninth United States Infantry attacked Tien-tsin on the right of the Allies ' line, Colonel Emerson H. Liscum seized the flag from the hands of his wounded color bearer, and, as he waved it over his head to encourage his men, he fell mortally wounded. But Major Jesse M. Lee took his place, carried the position and held it for fifteen hours in the face of a withering fire. Since 1802, duPont Powder has followed American arms at home and abroad, and has played its part in maintaining their prestige and in making American history. E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS CO., Inc. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE In 1802, practi cally all du Pont Powder was made for military purposes. Today, 98% is produced f o r i ndustrial uses. p 5 i. te r gg J Wr ■4 rtfy r ' ' l ' V« ' l ' ' lf• ' dr ' ' t ■ tnt A Incomparable for Collegiate Year Books U ' Dill Collins Co. ' s m : U High Grade Printing Papers Specified by Staffs of Leading Universities and Colleges for Many Years. Paper of Our Manufacture Has Been Chosen by the Howitzer Board for This Book Samples Upon Application K ' m ; Manufactured by Dill Collins Go. Paper Makers 140 North Sixth Street Philadelphia !iir XXVIII m ri M ' : ' mur E i_ Vtf School Catalogs and Illustrations Dance Programs and Invitations Leather Dance Favors and Covers Fraternitv and Class Stationery The Chas. H. Elliott Co. The Largest College Engraving House in the JVorld Commencement Invitations, Class Day Programs, Class Pins and Rings Sev enteenth Street and Lehigh Avenue PHILADELPHIA Wedding Invitations Calling Cards, Menus Fraternity and Class Inserts for Annuals ■ .trTt) -! V t l 4 xV ' l ' ! ' V v ' l yt, ,t, ,[ , ,1 , ,•,,;, , ' _, y i _ v fii r vjr if v AW v vt ' J ' t ' ' V l il V fr fr ! fr tr lr l r ' ' til LEATHER LEGGINGS . L DE IN ALL STYLES AND OF VARIOUS KINDS OF LEATHER Pigskin, Cordovan, Calfskin Cowhide, Etc. OUR LEGGINGS ARE UNEXCELLED IN QUALITY AND DURABILITY The Spring and Laced Style Leggings are used extensively bv Military Officers for dress purposes. They are attractive and comfortable Sam Browne Belts to Measure special Prices Quoted to Military Acad e m i e s Waldron Carroll Manufacturers 502 West 45th Street New York, N. Y. m i.A mi aaaif - ■! ■;■ ■i• ' i■■ ' ' ih ' ' lh ' ■ ' ' i• ' i■■■t■ ' ■ ' ' ' h ' i- ' l v ' i■ ' ■i■ ' i■ ' ■s■ ' y ' i ■ ' i■J i ' i. ' i. 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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HIGHLAND FALLS, NEW YORK United States Government Depositary This bank satisfies Uncle Sam Give us an opportunity to satisfy you 1 ' -vl if l ' - J ir l«lrvi V if lf ! lr ' t jf Jr j- vl ' • j i t ' - t ' 1 ' v!rj ■ :m:.: ::%si i g :m bmi £jK In the Good Old Summer Time i m i XXXII S fr5i C !Jl ir n:IC gg=L 5 Li I! 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Underwear Keiser Ties Phoenix Hose Arrow Collars Stetson Hats and other nationally known haberdashery ff ' e deliver everywhere in JVest Point SCHOONMAKER ' S Men ' s Shop Newburgh, N. Y. 1865 1924 UNIFORM CLOTHS Finest Quality Only for 59 Years Dress Cloths, Elastique, Olive Drab, Sky Blue, Overcoatings, Doeskin, etc. Cadet Gray, Navy Blue, etc. Also High-Grade Civilian Overcoatings Our Uniform fabrics nay !)€ rjl taini ' tl at local Post Exchanges WORUMBO COMPANY 334 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. V. m I ' m I THE DISTINCTION of Starin Bros. Pellegrini Civilian ana Dress Clothes is at once evident upon INSPECTION The excellence of materials and per- fection of workmanship which natu- rally associate with superior products have placed our garments in the en- viable position as the recognized standard among college men all o er the country. Tailors and Importers 1111 Chapel St. New Haven, Conn. Park Ave. Hotel New York City. Mail orders promptly and sattsfaclorily executed. Samples and self-measurement blanks upon request. I 5 f XXXVII v ; i .4.4. ?-;vJlv;i b- ' irif ' ifir ririf ' 6f ' ' irij ' ' ' it ' 6j iririririj r ir 6ri ir-iriMr y ' iriririj ' r ' i iV ' M 1 i i : m TEL. BRYANT 5961 McENANY SCOTT Army and Navy UNIFORMS and EQUIPMENT High Grade Civilian Clothes 41 WEST 46th STREET NEW YORK Dollar Line SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. — THE ROBERT DOLLAR CO.. THE ROBERT DOLLAR BUILDING VANCOUVER. B. C— THE CANADIAN ROBERT DOLLAR CO.. LTD.. 402 PENDER STREET. WEST NEW YORK — DOLLAR STEAMSHIP LINE. 15 MOORE STREET SHANGHAI. CHINA-THE ROBERT DOLLAR CO.. ROBERT DOLLAR BUILDING PASSENGER and FREIGHT FIVE SEP. RATE AND DISTINCT SERVICES IN ONE INTERCOASTAL— New York to California via Havana and the Panama Canal. TRANS-PACIFIC — California (Los Angeles and San Francisco) to Japan, China and the Philippines via Honolulu. ORIENT-EUROPEAN— Orient to Mediterranean Ports via Straits Settlements and Suez Ports. TRANS-ATLANTIC— Alexandria, Naples. 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V tAj .l. -l.»t- .tfvV . l.X J tr ! d V ' t «l» t tr tr «t- t to ■! l.■ ■ tr ■ .t, lf !, ' t ln , lJ lr msnm . m. fUf :« :i 1 £13 I 9. a GYRO-riLOTS GYRO-COMPASSES GYRO SHIP STABILIZERS XAVIGATIONA.L IXSTRl ' AIEXTS GrX I ' IRE COXTROE .M ' PARATL ' S XA AL. AllEITARY AXl) COMAIERCIAI searchlights The Sperry Gyroscope Company LOXDOX NEW " YORK TOK ■( 15 ictoria Street Manhattan Bridge Plaza Mitsui liuildnii Brooklyn f PERRY h W FOa 66X760 NAV(GAT)ON Eitingon-Schild Co. Inc. F ' ur Merchants New York BRANCHES : LONDON ' PAULS LEIPZIG St. Louis, Mo. Montreal, Can. Com plniwnts of the Schulte Cigar Stores - UNIFORMS R. O. T. C. U. S, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Officers and Enlisted Men SiGiMUND Eisner Co. RED BANK, NEW JERSEY M. I m ' M : m M t fmm .MJ : mm smm Made for raaximum service - Se ' not merely the average i Mk both are Jenkins Valves One is an inch and a quarter bronze globe valve, the other an iron body gate valve for a pipe a foot and a half in diameter. Jenkins Valves range in size from one- eighth inch to valves so large that a man could walk through them. They are made to control the flow of steam, water, oil, gas, air and other liquids and vapors — and each valve, regardless of its size, is designed, made, tested and guaranteed for the maximum service and not merely the average service. They contribute much to the efficient operation of plants, factories and build- ings of various types. Wherever valves are required for power plants, plumbing, heating, fire prevention and other uses, they provide a dependable service. Many years of usefulness and freedom from costly repairs and replacements afford the true maintenance economy that the effi- cient engineer seeks. JENKINS BROS. 80 White street New York. N. Y. 524 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Mass. 133 No. Seventh Street Philadelphia. Pa. 646 Washington Boulevard Chicago. III. Always marked ■with the Diamond " Jenkins lves vrcst Krfic.v Rudiol ' honc, Tyfc D-10. 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Made in gray and filbert. THE DANIEL HAYS COMPANY GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y. Largest Producers of Fine Buckskin Gloves in the ll ' orld ' ' Where the Blazed Trail Crosses the Boulevard " OFFICERS ' field and dress boots, leggings and shoes — blankets, bedding and duffle bags — camp conveniences and travel necessities. Sport clothes and mufti head- quarters for Army and Navy men. dbcrcrombie Fitch Co Ezra H. Fitch, President MADISON AVENUE and 45TH STREET NEW YORK Greatest Sporting Gonds Store in the 11 orld Henry V. Allien Co Successors to Horstmann Bros. Allien 217 Lexington Ave , near 34th St. NEW YORK CITY Makers of Army Equipments ••Thai Have Stood llxe Test Since iSi " j M a isr ssTf Men ' s and Boys ' Apparel Liveries BROKA v Brothers Broadway AT Forty ' Second Street SUBWAY STATION TIMES SC UARE TELEPHONE BRYANT 9100 J. j . 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TUilitanj Education ' -XT) MANLY CONCEPTS SOUND PHYSIQUE SELF DISCIPLINE HONOR COURAGE CThese are the iKe fruits o} TUililarxj Education Every American boy may gain these qualities. Our nation is blessed with a number of fine military institutions whose ideals are those of NA est Point QTKe leaders are represented in tKe Jolloxwinq paqes ULVER MILITARY ACADEMY with a campus of over 500 acres, is located on Lake Maxinkuckee in northern Indiana. Through the generosity of the Culver family, this Academy has developed a strong combination of the highest grade academic instruction and a most varied and interesting military and athletic training. Graduates are represented in ninety colleges from Maine to California. 729 boys, ranging in age from 1 4 to 1 8, in attendance last session from 46 states and 5 foreign countries. Three Units Rese rve Officers " Training Corps — Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery; also a course in aviation, including ground school and flying. Designated continu- ously as a " Distinguished ' or " Honor ' school since 1 906. Though only 2 3 years old at the outbreak of war. Culver had over 1 300 alumni in the service, of whom 43 per cent were commissioned. Among the interesting features of its equipment are a 2 7-hole golf course, 3 rowing shells, polo field, indoor swimming pool, 60 ft. x 1 20 ft., gymnasium, supple- mented by a new Recreation Hall, one of the largest and most complete structures of its kind in America. for illusti tti il litcrnturc , n lilrcss The Vice President ' s Office Culver, Ind. V-{,..tr j ' -.t- V»- ' . ' . .♦. ' _ . , , t. V -.;■ ). xr - --! ' t ' vV ' l» l ' .V J.-ilj-vt " ! ' J ' . ' i■ ; ' » ' ' ' ■ l rx«lSL i f Staunton Military Academy Kable Station, Staunton, Va. ONE of the most distinguishied preparatory schools of America. Accredited academically by the great universities and colleges of the country, including West Point and Annapolis. Member of Southern Association of Accredited Schools. One of the original members of Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. First in Jirginia; first m the South; First in the hearts of ten thousand boys JJ ho hare gone throityh her portals. BORDENTOWN MILITARY INSTITUTE BORDENTOWN NEW JERSEY Address Colonel Thomas D. Landon 309th lnf.,0. R. Principal and Commandant THE ARMY BOY To prepare the " Army Boy " for the Government Acade- mies, College, or Business, send him to SAINT JOHN ' S SCHOOL MAN LI us. NEW YORK MIL IT A R Y ii I. t. v j yt. j. t. ■ t. » t it ' ' ' -1 ' ■ An Institution ' hich Is Rendering Dis- tinctive Service to the Young Men and Boys of the State and Nation SAN DIEGO ARMY and NAVY ACADEMY Located on Ray and (Jccan, at Pacific Beach. a Delightful Suburb of Sunny San Diego, Cal. The Academy is one of three milit; N hich have continuously enjoyed the ' highest scholastic recognition which the ives accredited schools. It is fully Un s in the State A " rating, the y of California redited by the U. S. r.ureau of Education. It was the first private school on the Pacific Coast to secure the accrediting at West Point under General Order No. 19, War Department, Washington, April 7, ' 3. Its thorough military training and discipline have won the praise of officers in every branch of Government service. It has consistently emphasized the best in Christian character train- ing. It is appealing more and more to thoughtful and discrimi- nating parents and to fine red-blooded American boys. $800 will cover practically every necessary school expense except uniforms and text books. For catalogue address Capt. Thos. A. .. Pncific Beach. California. Asa L Shipman ' s Sons STATIONERS NEW YORK N. Y. ESTABLISHED 1837 tm M ' - ' ' ' ' . ' ' m THF, CHAPEr. (IN THE HILI, SHOES 543 IFtftl) Aitrnur Neiu fork Above 45th Street Sixty-seven years catering to the wants of the old families of New York is the background that keeps this famous old store perennially young. Quality foremost — comfort as well — with a style charac- teristically its own marks the shoes shown here. Croods are sent to every part of the icorliJ. Correspondence invited " sy jr m % LIV - ' jv ' (s ' v .ji i -f.y;, rf. j.f-f. j y y y j J j j i . pg g ' .n- aW ' a- - Palatine Hotel Newburgh, New York Within short motor distance of West Point RICE DUVAL INC, Tailors and Importers Makers of FINE ARMY UNIFORMS AND FASHIONABLE CIVILIAN DRESS 509 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK CITY HR.INCU OFFICE Wksiorv IUhi.dinc, 1+th and F Srs., N.W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Weber and Heilbroner Clothes— in the New York manner — correctly express the tastes of the well-groomed man of this city. Style of this kind outlasts the seasons and always looks well no matter the time or the occasion. Weber aQ Heilbroner • CLOTHIERS • HABERDASHERS • HATTERS • - ' J. tv jy j. V- A ' ' i ) ir lf tr t ' ' jAt t ' fr tr t ' tr { ff |rAir j j ' ' i ■! v f if ■■If ■ vtf x! ' -J ' I J V ' r -Ja •! ii :i I The cover for this annual was created by The DAVID J. MOLLOY CO. 2857 N. Western Avenue Chicago, Illinois §vi ery Mo!loy Made Cover bears this trade marV on the back lid. % P ii if ius Established 186. THE Army and Navy Journal ,vS3 MADISON AVE. KEW YORK " The Neivspaper of the Services " The ARMY and NAVY JOURNAL, now in its 61st successful year, advocates every cause servinfj; to promote the welfare and improvement lit the Regular Army, the National Guard and the Reserve forces. It is universally acknowl- edged by military and naval authorities, the gen- eral public and the press, to be the leading publication of its kind in the United States. l-:ditor— Brig. Gen. Henrv T- Reilly, O. R. C., Class ' 04, U. S. M. A. $4.00 PER YEAR rublished U ' ccklx. )E Mark i. Look for this Mark when you demand Service and Quality in Hosiery and Gloves. Supplied only to The United States Army and Navy and Discriminating Trade J E.B. Sudbury Co. MANUFACTURERS 543 Bro dwa NewYork,ilY. The Shoe Polish That Meets the Exacting Requirements of West Point is Whittemore ' s Shine Pastes Liquid Cleaners Creams for all kiiuh and colors of f 00 ticca r Uliiftcniore Bros. Mfgs., Camhrldgc, Mass. Albany Ice Cream Cream of Creams Sold Everywhere ry rT n rj rT : V- -4r ' ; ;- ' r ' 6 A tr fa " ' Ar r ' ft ' ' 6 " tn y r ir ify inir ir nit S ' Sr ' ' ' tir yS 3f ' ' Sn ON AND UP- Where will you be ten years from IH)W? That depends largely on the health you are maintaining today. The ladder of success has no room for the man who is " feeling poorly, thank you. " Avoid a system clogged with the poisons of constipation. Feel well and look well. You can correct constipa- tion in nature ' s way, and have a good digestion and a complexion free from blemishes by eating Fleischmann ' s Yeast daily. Tico to three cakes a day makes you fit — keeps you fit Ask your grocer THE FLEISCHMANN COMPANY George W. Goethals CONSULTING ENGINEER 40 Wail Street New York City, N. Y. y v .i j j: J J J i ' j J T J ' J . jilj LVIII ■ ' I - ;. j . . J?, jjv j; . 4 4 -9 ' Hl ,x ' r ■ - ' I St r , !■ ' 1.M. 1■ v!l yl. xj . l). ■»! ■ 1. jr xjr -t ' . ' ' ' ! ' ' 1 -1 ■! 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Imperial " C ( ' " Dry Ginger Ale has enjoyed great ])opnlarity abroad for a quarter century, although its general distribution in .America is more recent. Many who ])refer the Aromatic " C C " purely for refreshment like the Imperial " C C " Dry witli their meals, or for mixed be er.iges. Imperial " C C " Dry is distinguislied by Cliampagne styli " gold foiled bottle.s — ideal for formal occasions. ' ' The Standard of Tivo Continents ' ' Dublin New York Belfast E. J. Burke, Ltd.. Sole Agents, New York jf- f. )- , v . y-V ,. .-1 !« VV t« ' l ' t- . t..t ' A, ,t,xlr ,»,. ' . ,l, l,. K -j lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Since 1855 MANUFACTURERS OF METAL BEDS BEDDING and UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE OF QUALITY CHARLES P. ROGERS COMPANY, INC. 16 EAST 33rd ST., NEW YORK Co))lpllHlL ' lltS of . . . 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The lady kept her side of the way and seemingly asserted prec- edence to iier sex, but Napoleon gently waved her to one side, saying : " Respect the Burden, Madam ' It may be from thoughtless- ness or habit that even kind- hearted people " insist on their rights, " as they say, showing that they do not " respect the burden " of others. ■ Yet it would cost so little and help so much were we to respect the burdens of others. Many people have burdens to carry that are not visible. Soine- times it is a load of sorrow, pain, hunger, cold, loneliness or illness. It would not be a long way to the foot of the rainbow for a weary soul were we to yield a point now and then. (Signed) b i ' ' ■ 4 ' ■ •ir ' irif ' tf ' tr ■ ' llol ' l ! l ' i ' | l l ' i ' iJ m I ■ Plumbing Fixtures Pipe Black Steel Galvanized Brass Fillings Cast Iron Malleable Brass Valves Brass Iron BATH TUBS LAVATORIES SHOWERS WATER CLOSETS LAUNDRY TUBS SINKS BATH ROOM ACCESSORIES ETC. u ciidc iz ' or at all t, ,U-s- tv carry a complete assorted stock for PUimbhuj, a,ul kmdrcd tr,id and of s Slcat mde ufph ifitti, ly a BEHRER COMPANY, Inc. 7-Sl Beekman Street NEW YORK, N. V. 257 Burnet Street NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. Tel. 39 F. " CHOICE FRUITS " Grown by HOWARD C. BAKER succes;;or to James A. Staples Marlboro-on-Hudson New York T HOUSAXDS of satisfied users can testify to the excellence of K E ENGINEERING INSTRUMENTS To assure strict adherence to our high stand- ard of quality and precision, all parts enter- ing into the manufacture of our instruments are produced at our own plant after exhaus- tive scientific research. Hence we can guar- antee them to give absolute satisfaction. Scud for 1924 Solar Efhcmeris KEUFFEL ESSrR CO. NEW YORK, 127 Fullon StTMt. General OHim and Factones, HOBOKEN. N. J. CHICAGO ST, LOUIS SAN FRANCISCO MONTREAL Drawing nialeria d Surveying Instruments, Measuring Tapes Tel. Newburgh 1698 J.W. Brundage Sons Wholesale Tobacconists - 194 Broadway N e w b u r g h New York V 4-. J V Ji i k i] I ' § WM i r Mh ) , mkigs: M THE PLEBES DETAIL THE POINTER A magazine for the Corjjs, the Service and the Public. Published by the Corps every two weeks, throughout the academic year. A combination humorous, literary, sports, service and news publication. SUBSCRIPTION $3.00 A YEAR Send your check noiv before you forget, to •THE POINTER " WEST POINT NEW YORK f. 4Kf,,.j,Kj.. .4.Ji.y;.. -:■.:••:■-:■-;..:■ ' I- A ' .--i ' - A ' -i-. . ' ' r ■■Vtff ' tr»!rv l rtfrtf ' Jf V fr l tfr r f t tfntf ' naf y ' tf »tr ' l 404 Fifth Ave BOSTON 145 Tremont St. The World ' s Greatest Leather Stores Catalogue Mailed upon Request Mark Cross Company New York 175 Broadway LONDON 89 Regent St. LUGGAGE OF CHARACTER Officers of the U. S. Army recognize the character of Canton Luggage as being strictly m l :eeping with the high standards of appearance, service- ability and inherent qualities which they insist upon in every item of their equipment. TRUNKS BAGS HAND LUGGAGH CANTON LUGGAGE CORPORATION Formerly LIKLY LUGGAGE CO., INC. " America ' s Greatest Luggage Stores " 185 Madison Avenue New York 64 Park Place Newark, N. J. LXVI W M irgff;m..: :M i_ni Tirif iniry yir if lf v ' ' j ' A ' xfi xl xtfxtf tr ! l ! •: " .■ ■•■ ■ ' ■ • ' ' ' t ' - ' r riSrylr rfimir ' ir-tfi -m f ' sfs s Radiola Super-VIII IT is a richly cabineted instrument that stands aloof and beautiful. Without antenna, without ground connection, it brings in music and speech from faraway cities, through its hidden loudspeaker. It is supremely selective — yet it has but two knobs to turn. You can mark, once and for all, the location of each station on the dial, and any novice can instantly pick up distant stations — get them loud and clear — without interference. With voice as distinct and perfect as the spoken word. With music mellow and beautiful in tone. It fulfils a prophecy of possible radio achievement — far sooner than the world expected. There ' s a Radiola for every purse Radio Corporation of America Sales Department ■J33 Broadway, New York . La Salle St.. Chicaso, 111. Send for the free booklet that describes every Radiola Radiola M o m . ; w 7 v.,f ip.. . . . 4V4x r - .-,. ,iv -;. . . ;.yi.j j y jtj ii ' fM ' r THE SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY OF NEW YORK SINGER BUILDING First in the IForld — Chartered 1861 First in Experience — Over 50 Years First in Construction — Ne-ic Vaults First in Equipment — Every Convenience First in Fentilation — Cool Pure Air We Invite Your Inspection Telephone 2015 Rector for Booklet decorating your home ask your dealer to show you AMAXIN Wool Back Scotch Chenilles Also the two-toned rugs so effec- tively produced in the GENESEE Seamless Axminsters MauKfacltircd by THE FIRTH CARPET CO. MILLS AT FIRTHCLIFFE, X. Y. AL ' BUKX. X. V. Today ' s accident is nut covered by to- morrow ' s policy. The Ocean writes the folhnving kinds of insurance : AITOMOBILK STEAM liOII.KR I ' KKSOXAL ACCIKKXT ELECTRICAL IIKAI.TH ENGINE m KCil.ARV FI,V WHEEL I.IAHII.ITY ELEVATOR WOKKJIKX ' S CO.MI ' KNSATION TEAMS (il.ASS FIDELITV CRKDIT HONPS ©cean Stcibent anti (guarantee (Corporation. Himitfb Uiiilcd Slates Bran,!! Head Office-, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York City CHARLES H. NEELY, Manaacr and Attornex m ' i m M mi iff WHEN YOU GRADUATE Truthfully inform yourself about Automatic Arms. All Nations are searching for a satisfactory arm and will base future tactics upon the selected weapon. Look into these important points — 1. Is there any automatic rifle under ten pounds weight that successfully fires high- powered military cartridges? 2. Is there any automatic rifle that does NOT enlarge the chamber in order to successfully secure extraction? (Enlarging the chamber causes corresponding inaccuracy.) 3. Is there any military automatic rifle whose bolt does not come forward with a jerk and derange your aim while you are pulling the trigger? 4. Is there any military automatic rifle that is loaded in exactly the same manner as the U. S. Springfield Model 1906 and whose 10 and 20-capacitv magazines are detachable and are loaded either attached to or off the rifle? 5. Is there any automatic rifle which is loaded and fired in the same way as a hand-loaded rifle in case it is not desired to use it as an auto- matic? The new Thompson Autorifle answers these questions. AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION 302 BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY Foreign Agents— THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS CO.. Ltd.. LONDON Precious stones and jewelry of fineness and beauty WEDDING GIFTS ENGAGEMENT RINGS USHERS ' PRESENTS Henry Baremore Billings Chester Billings 452 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK CITY LONCACRE 10271 WEST POINT HOTEL AMERICAN PLAN ' Tke Only Hotel on the Reservation OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WRITE FOR PARTICULARS LXX tf i ' tf-itf , f-(t ' -vWf ? ' tf t ' tt l tr tr l t ' tf ' df t tf ft» ' ' tr ' 4 irM r4r r4 ' v ' mf j zj - s mMmyMm. ii STROOCK 100% PURE CLOTH REG. U.S. PAT. OFF The Ideal Fabric for All Sports Wear Warmth Without Weight " INVESTMENT SECURITIES F. S. Smithers Co. E. iiabluhcd 1837 19 Nassau St. New York Cit)- Members New " ' ork Slock Exchange Claflins Incorporated WORTH AND CHURCH STREETS NEW YORK, N. Y. HOUSE OF FABRICS Sole Distributors of The Well Known r M The Cloth That Improves Ii With Washing George S. Wallen Alfred F. Haenlein Bowline Green: 1178-1179 GEORGE S. WALLEN CO. IMPORTERS and ROASTERS of COFFEE 89 WATER STREET NEW YORK CITY Sole Pun-t ' i ers to the Officers and Cadet Mess i i ' i I TARGET PRACTICE iss! In the Butts (Too little foresight " ). Major Titewad on his auto Let the insurance all lapse: As he was a " careful driver " Thought he would " get by. " perhaps. At the lawsuit Mrs. Titewad Said to Capt. Carefulinan, " How I wish you ' d made the Major Insure on the " Army Plan. " " wo! Twelve o ' elock Too much foresight Col. Dub on his two-year-old car Our valuation would not take. Talked it over with a slick " cit " agent, Insured at double " Army " rate. Car was stolen, called on the company. Thought he ' d get a new car ' s cost. " Attention called to terms of policy — Adjustment made on value when lost. " " BuUseye! Pinwheel (Hold it Old Ti Here ' s the story of a man who " n Tale of Capt. Carefulman ; Took full coverage on his auto. Insured on the " Army Plan. " Car an almost total loss. Na. ' ty accident, man filed suit. " The Association " fought his case replaced his car to boot. r " ). " Take cover " in the organization run by Army Officers for Officers and Warrant Officers of the Army. Navy and Marine Corps (active list). It is not " cheap " insurance, it is coverage at cost. " WRITE FOR PARTICULARS U. S. Army Automobile Insurance Association 615-616-617 Calcaaieu Bldg. San Antonio. Texai BRITISH FOOTWEAR ENGLISH BOOTS for Officers $35.00 A Street and Sports Shoe Tan Scotch Grain, Plain Toe, full leather lined, crude ruhber and leather combination soles Not attainable in aii ' i other extablishment Wlh al][leajj ' =F(D)iraIl, LMo LdNDdN 7EAST44THST. NEW York 83 WALL ST. : mericas Jbremostjine candy {dLvnous o {efl package lopkfor the gold tag $1 per pound Bonbons and Chocolates Assorted Chocolates iS ' m w I ji T " A Tower ■ of Strength ' j-.J V ' n " i.J. ' f III- --f nmmt. iL 4U. — r " V BANKING SERVICE At 4 Strategic Points Wall and Nassau Streets, Fifth Avenue Ij and 42nd Street, 57th Street and Madison Avenue, the locations of the New York Offices of the Bankers Trust Company, are all strategic points in the financial and commercial life of the city. Place Vendome is the social, shop- IjP ' ping and financial center of the French capital. Within the shadow of its fam- ous Column, at 3 5 Place Vendome, is the Paris Office of this Company, giving American banking facilities at the heart of Continental Europe. Whether at home or abroad, you can always depend upon the financial and fiduciary service of this institution. Bankers Trust Company Downtown Office: 16 Wall Street Fifth Avenue Office: at 42nd Street Paris Office: 3 5 Place Vendome Fifty-seventh Street Office: at Madison Avenue . " Jo ' ( ' - ' ♦ ' ■ ' - ■ ' J- - A ' ' 5 ' •t « ' ! t Wfr ' t J J V - •i? T lfSt ntf-Af lr irx$r r ' tr6 ntr irltf ' tf ' lf ' a Every step like the kick of a gun The recoil from an Army Springfield is only about 11.40 foot lbs. The impact at every step of the average man is 60 foot lbs. No wonder rubber heels are practically universal today! Dozens of different kinds you can get, of course ; but we should like to make this suggestion : ask for O ' Sullivan ' s next time — see that you get them — and then notice tlic combination of easy, springy comfort with long, hard wear. We have been making rubber heels for more than twenty years. We feel we have learned how to make them remarkably well — and the enthusiasm of several million O ' Sullivan wearers seems to prove it. Eveready gives you the right battery for every radio use! EACH Eveready Radio Battery represents thirty years of battery building experience. Each Eveready Battery represents millions of dollars invested in men, methods and machinery. Overseeing Eveready production is the greatest battery laboratory known to science, where every particle of raw material is required to pass Eveready ' s exacting tests. To insure Eveready serviceability, batches of Eveready Batteries are constantly being set aside for performance tests. And, finally, daily shipments keep dealers supplied with fresh Eveready Batteries, packed full of power. To be certain of battery satisfaction, insist on Eveready Radio Batteries — they last longer. EVEREADY Radio Batteries - they last longer The radio dry cell triumphant For economical, satisfactory radio, light the filaments of your dry cell tubes with the Eveready Dry Cell Radio " A " Battery. Will unfailingly outlast any other at Vs ampere current. Full instructions for getting this Economical Eighth, on labels and in our booklets. This battery will exceed your expectations in economy and performance. Equal to all demands Power flows from your " B " Battery, power that gives life to your head-phones or loud speaker. Some tubes draw more " B " Battery current than others, but whatever the tube or tubes you use, Eveready " B " Batteries will give you maximum results. Eveready " B " Batteries are made in six sizes, for all possible uses. Always use the biggest possible battery, for it contains more energy in proportion to cost, and lasts longer. This battery is a wonder worker Eveready ' s biggest contribution to economical and more satisfying radio is the Eveready " C " Battery, a triple-use, universal battery. It will make the loud speaker respond with a new fullness and naturalness of tone, and save much money by making the " B " Battery last still longer. Connect It with the grids of audio frequency amplifiers and notice the big difference. Can also be used as an " A " Battery for 199 ' type tubes in portable sets, and as a " B " Battery boaster. Eveready Radio Battery No. 771 — use it! NATIONAL CARBON COMPANY, Inc., New York and San Francisco Headquarters for Radio Battery Information CANADIAN NATIONAL CARBON CO., Limited. F lcior5. and Officts: Toronto, Ontario Inform.itive and moneysavine booklets on radio batteries s nt free on request. If yoa h; to G. C. Furness, Manager, Radio Division, National Carbon Co., Inc., 112-214 Orton radio batterv problems, . Long Island City, N. Y. H O U L D N • T 1 Jf- -f y jf -ffX . JJ . Jf, jj, jj . 7 t ' l ' ' - ' ! ' t tritf ' ' ' ' if tf tntr t tnl l trint I i ; lK Globe Rutgers Fire Insurance Co. Home Office: 111 WILLIAM STREET, NEW YORK Issues policies against FIRE, MARINE, (TORNADO, EARTHQUAKE, FLOOD, HAIL, EXPLOSION, TRANSPORTATION HAZARDS, RIOT and CIVIL COMMOTION Also writes AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE against FIRE, THEFT, COLLISION, Etc. ASSETS $52,893,275.43 DECEMBER 31st, 1923 LIABILITIES Capital $ 3,500,000.00 Surplus 15,692,715.02 All other Liabilities. 33,700,560.41 $52,893,275.43 LvMAN Candee, ] ' ici--prcsidcnl J. H. Mllvehill, ] ' icc-prcsidciU and Scc ' y. ' . L. Lindsay, Secretary G. C. Owens, Assistant Secretary v.. C. Jameson, President . H. Pai ' Lison, Vice-president 1. 1). Lester, i ' icc-president A. H. WiTTiiiiHN. Secretary L J. X ' oi.kmann, Lneal Secretary Established over 30 rears GEORGE GRIOT SONS INCORPORATED YONKERS, N. Y. MEATS 20 and 22 North Broadway r5400 T1 J 5401 T l- - 5402 5403 FISH 31 North Broadway Tel. 2680 and 2681 fFe deliver fron Soiif i Ferry New York City to Poughkeepsie on the Hudson i y m y t j m m KD m t m ;. yirxt.y ' -xt.v;. .;. !, ■ . ■ .J. t.. . ' Mnl I i m IIVI HNI CRANE BEAT. ' rV IN THE OPEN ; CRANE Q.VAI.ITY IN ALL HIDDEN riTTINGS As individual character and beauty are valued more and more in the design and equipment of bathrooms in fine town and country houses, the creation of distinctive appointments keeps pace with this desire for the unusual. In the Crane bathroom pictured here, the " Marmor " lavatory and dressing table are of exceptional size, 52 by 25 inches. They are of white statuary marble, upheld on crystal standards. Behind the triple mirrors, framed in gray green and old gold, with bevel edges, are concealed cabinets for toilet necessities. The " Tarnia " tub, generously large, is en- cased in Rookwood faience tiles of the same lustrous gray pearl as the walls. The base and decorations repeat the rich black of the floor tiles. The shower is inclosed in plate glass; its base is a white porcelain unit. The towel racks are both heated. Opposite the fireplace, a bronze grille masks the radiator. CRAN E GENERAL OFFICES: CRANE BUILDING. 836 S. MICHIGAN AVE., CHICAGO Branches and Salts Offices in One Hundred and Forly-fii-e Cities National Exhibit Rooms: Chicago, Ne-w York, Atlantic City and San Francisco H ' orks: Chicago, Bridgeport, Birmingham, Chattanooga and Trenton CRANE, LIMITED, MONTREAL. CRANE- BENNETT, Ltd., LONDON CRANE EXPORT CORPOR. TION: NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO CS CRANE, PARIS RadiMr rake, Ao. U Globe J ' ahe. No. - m ' iMm j Mm99 i f M i E mms mm:D m The initials of a friend You will find these letters on many tools by which electricity works. They are on great generators used by electric light and power companies ; and on lamps that light millions of homes. They are on big motors that pull railway trains ; and on tiny motors that make hard housework easy. By such tools electricity dispels the dark and lifts heavy burdens from human shoulders. Hence the letters G-E are more than a trademark. They are an emblem of service— the initials of a friend. GENERAL ELECTRIC i ' ii 4 ' ' t t. yf . lf t tOlt ' ' i tot ' l t i l tr ' W ir iry iryi yif ir Sryif Sf lr Sry3r Sr yif if b ifyir if yir tfyf y yir SnJr yj ySnSniri xt ' u ■ tJ WE HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF SERVING THE ARMY FOR MANY YEARS AND HOPE TO CONTINUE TO ENJOY ITS PATRONAGE. THEATRE TICKETS At Box Office Prices — -phis 50 Cents for Service — Never a Penny More. McBRIDE ' S THEATRE TICKET OFFICES, INC. 1497 Broadway Downtown: 71 Broadway Phone Lackawanna 3900 Brunches throughout the city Tii-kfts for Opera, Concerts, Sporting Evi Opera Subscriptions iiurcliased and r {!A national Institution Jrom Coast to Coest ESTABLISHED 102 YEARS English Models in MEN ' S CLOTHING Newest Things in Men ' s Furnishings Stetson Hats and Nettleton Shoes BROOKLYN Fulton St. at DeKalb Ave. BROADWAY at 32nd St. COOPER SQUARE at 5th St. ermudA Ideal Summer Vacations S and 9 Day 1 ours Incluilinij All Expenses Keniiuda is I ' nol in . ' miimii — vi-irigp PumilU ' l- T.-ii i-itiuv 77 ]i.i;i....s. 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' ihe Eyes of tke Army To the famiHar phrase, " men and guns, " the requirements of modern warfare have added " instruments " as the third desideratum for successful operations. In the design and applica- tion of precise optical instruments for measurements and fire control it has been the privilege of the Bausch Lomb Optical Co. to co-operate with both branches of the Service for many years. All of the facilities of a vast indus- trial and research organization, where every operation, from manufacture of glass to final inspection, is under direct and continuous scientific control, unite to the single end of giving the finest possible service to the military service of the United States. Liomb Optical Co. Rochester, N. Y. . an Frane. eo I.cndon l . i.lj. Ji. J). !{. , ' ., ' f. ' ' t ' - jrvtf t t ' ' it v ' vl ' ' lf , f l ' j ' ll ' t l t ' l ' tf !f Vvt ' l l : f,vi,vt, t,,t,,t ,j,,;t,V , ,I,. : ' j ytf i ' f - ' jr ' irilr i m U I I i E. A. WRIGHT. JR. JOSEPH WRIGHT. Vl C. 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' NONE of tlif ' ,earisoiiip lirudgery of hand writing for him! Instead, just an easy tap- tap-tapping on the Underwood Portable, and wor ' ds flash ii|ion the paper — clean, clear, yfiiJ! In a jiffy, his order and reports are coni|ileted ; his letters to his family and business associates are written — all legible, fluent, full. Pretty soft. ' THE INDERWOOD PORTABLE is light, compact and easily carried. It requires no folding or adjusting. Its frame is strong and firm; its action smooth and swift. In every detail of ap- pearance and design, it is an ixderwood. The Portable is obtainable at Underwood Offices in all principal cities, or direct by mail. Price, $50 in the U. S. A. U ' cui ' .il. (i- 4 lbs.. Ill Imvi ' liiui Case. 9- lbs. U.MIEKWI uxiii;in ' i )1) TYl ' EWRITEl; CO )i ni ' iLiiiNO, xi:w Underwood Portable ■ l " »ty t ' t; t, tf.t, tf l t tr - t i inl - rd Ti t ' fr Mtr tr ir tr M i VAN REES PRESS BOOK MANUFACTURERS School Book Color Process and Map Printing a Specialty Edition Binders — Cloth and Leather 518-534 West 26th Street New York p- - F - - r ri F - r r r r - s r Sg TRACTORS GUN MOUNTS MILITARY VEHICLES The Holt Manufacturing L.ompany Inc. Factories: PEORIA, ILL.; S ' lOCKTON, CALIF. Export nivisiod: 50 CHURCH ST., NEW YORK There is hut one -C.lTERl ' ll.I..IR " —Uol! liuiLls It Insignia, Buttons and Trimmings of the Better Class Englishi Silverware. Crested Novelties, Gifts J. R. GAUNT SON, Inc. 52 West 46th Street New York C ity Contractors to U. S. and Foreign Governments. Contractors by appointment to H. M. KING GEORGE V. MONTREAL, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, MF.LBOURNE EST.A.BT.I.SHF.D 200 YE. RS % t m i n lotfl A TRADITION TO UPHOLD The Southern Hotel stands on the site stood the famous Old Foimtain Inn of Coloi General George Washington and his sCitT It was one of the best kiiM ji li.,xhi,:, - ,ri i t. ' ountry and remained :i l.unl n 1 1 1 mil lowing year the Carrollion ii ■■! ■, i i ■ beinK quite up-to-date i-i M ' m ■ n Charles Carroll of CarrnlltMn ti,. Lii uii, ers of the Declaration of Indciii-ndi ' nc ' . Hotel was destroyed in the great Raltii ' Are of iy()4. - BuUimomlMO. The comfort, the character, the hospitahty of the old South in Maryland ' s newest, largest, most modern hotel. Private dining-rooms furnished with homelike attractiveness — unexcelled service in every de- partment and delicious foods for which Balti- more is famous. The finest Hotel Ballroom in the South. In the summer our guests loiter on the cool, open-air roof garden — fourteen stories high — and enjoy the fascinating panorama of the City and the Harbor — dining and dancing where it is cool and comfortable. ARMY and NAVY HEADQUARTERS , l„i,.t,,j,vt,,l,- ,. mJSrzmM M; . U. S. Government Depository First National Bank HAMPTON, VA. Near Fort Monroe, Langley Field a)id Fort Eustis. Virginia THE FRH ND OF THE ARMY For Over 30 Years Ha e our Pay Checlcs sent to lis no matter where vdu are stationed and call upon us when in need. ( ' pen an accnunt liy mail — it ' s eas ' . Alonthh ' Statements mailed. R. C. ' i. Ni: Casliier H. H. KlMBKRlA President ' ' Jr Inrere t on Sa ins, ' s Accounts Rh:.SOURCI-:.S 0 " ER $1,700,000.00 Wfe i Fnst-c Rogers ass Quality — Peet clothes. First-class Tailoring — Rogers Peet clothes. First-r Rogers ate Investments — Peet clothes. Prices moderate. Oualily mis s joes and fixlnrjs. loo. Rogers Peet Company Broadway at Liberty Broadway Broadway at Warren at 13th St. Herald Sq. at 35th St. Convenient Fifth Ave. Cuniers " at 41st St. New York City Service for the Service Since Pershing was a Lieutenant ATHLETIC OUTFITTERS 22 EAST 42nd ST. NEW YORK, N. Y. Correct Equipment for Every Game Outfitters to West Point and other Successful Teams Two Generations of Faultless Work and Sportsmanlike Dealing ARMY—NAVY GAMES ARE WON WITH TAYLOR EQUIPMENT .. •v ( ' v .■),, V Kfl. L-S.M-.-L. ' -M M u T A W fe.i i ■ ' vJ- ' J - .. :- ;v ;vjri -j .7 j . j -j 4 ' v ' ; ' - - ' ' - ' - " Ji- -; -I ' V?- ■« ■ -f " gBJjti(gX;ga fcafc y: a scjey iiSej i IF YOU WOULD RENDER SERVICE (Dedicated to the Class of 1924-V. S. M. A.; I N EVERY MAN, God plants a priceless gift— the divine spark of enthusiasm! In the souls of some, it lingers for a while, but, un-nourished, soon dies and is gone — forever. You seek opportunity, and it is everywhere about you. Not the opportunity that brings only temporary reward, but that far greater chance that brings an everlasting contentment of mind in knowing that you have always done your best — and enthusiastically. Enthusiasm moulded such great men as Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Bell, Woodrow Wilson, Edison, Steinmetz and Ford. Their opportunity was open to anyone — but their en- thusiasm made them great! So, in your soul, if you would render service, guard this price- less gift of enthusiasm with unending vigilance. Strive fearlessly, and dare to be right. Play square with your fellow man at all times. Waste nothing, but carefully conserve your resources, and last but not least, be loyal to your friends- Country— and Mother. Do all these things with enthusiasm — ii: you would render service ! WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS, ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES. 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