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■ i » i mn mumttvmmmtmmmm tr - . M« -i»? wmi::i " •WW ' lfc- i ' B : » II i M P ,; « Mii|iii ii j ii nw»T , ' ;i -. 1111- iy:j ' ; " " j ' ' : ' T.. ' t • . j ' , — ■---■ • " ' -■ ■- " ' ■■ ' " " " -«— ■ « , tA ,T A J-, T " " " ' " " - -« 6» V X " f ' r- fc TBQ RDOIITZeR (DIlQITHHy HOHD CDy 1 FQB GIQRD rr IS THE SINCERE PURPOSE OF THE HOWITZER BOARD TO PRESENT IN THIS VOLUME A PICTURE OF CADET LIFE AND TO FURNISH A RECORD THAT WILL HELP THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUN- DRED AND TWENTY-FIVE TO RECALL THE FRIENDSHIPS, THE JOYS AND CARES OF THIS FOl ' NDATION PERIOD OF THEIR MILITARY CAREER. §f 1 DQDiaaTiQn TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF OUR CLASS- MATES WHO HAVE DIED AS CADETS THE NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE HOWITZER IS DEDICATED. Cfjarlfg tnvv Bomcpn jFreb tanlep Cugacb J?arrp QTfjomaS %)avm GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING FIRST LIEUT.. 10th Cav., Oct. 20, 1892. xMajor and Asst. Adj .-General, L ' . S. ' ols., June 6, 1899. At Zanilxiango, P. I., Adj.-General. Dept. of Mindanao, Dec. 24, 1899. (Captain, 1st Cavalry, Feb. 2, ipoi) Act. Eng. Officer, Dept. of .Mindanao, Aug. 9, 1901. Jolo, P. I., Comdg. 1st Sq.. I5th Cav., Oct. 12, 1901. Comdg. Prov. Sq., April, 1902. Comdg. expeditions against Moros, Sept., 1902, Nov., 1902, and Feb., 1903. (Detailed to General Statt. Aug. i;,th, 190J) Chief of Staff, Southwestern Dept., Iinie 2. 1904; at Washington. D. C, Army War College, Oct. 30, l " 904; at Tokio, Japan, Military Attache, March 7, 1905. (Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Sept. 20, 1906) At San Francisco, Cal., comdg. Dept. of California, Nov. 3, 1906; at Fort W ' ilham McKinley, P. I., comdg. post, Jan. 3, 1907 ; on special mission to Europe, Aug. 1, 1908; in office of Chief of Staff, Jan. 19, 1909; en route to I ' hiHppines, Oct. 5. 1909; at Zamhoango, P. I., comdg. Dept. of Mindanao, and Governor of Moro Province, Nov. 11, 1909-1913; (comdg. Philipjiines Div., Dec. 2S, 1910) ; at Presido of San Francisco, Cal., comdg. 8th Inf. iSrig., Jan. 14, 1914; comdg. troops Mexican Expedition, March 15. 1916. (Major-General, U. S. A., Sept. 2j, 1916) At El Paso, Texas, comdg. El Paso District, Feb. 7, 1917; comdg. Southern Dept., Feb. 23). 1917; at Washington, D. C, organizing American Expeditionary Forces, May 8, 1917 ; en route to France, May 28, 1917; comdg. A. E. F. in France from June 13, 1917. (General, U. S. A., Oct. 6, 1917) LL. 1j., University of Nebraska, 1893; I.E. D., University of Nebraska, July, 1917; LL. D., L ' niversity of St. Andrews, Scot- land, May, 1919; awarded LJelgian Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold, with Croix de Guerre, March 18, 1918; the French Grand Cross of tiie Legion of Honor, Aug. 6, 1918; the British Grand Cross of the Order of the liath, Aug. 12, 1918; the Grand Cordon of the Order of Prince Danilo I of Montenegro, and the Obiiitch Medal of Montenegro, Sept. 25, 1918; received the ItaHan Grand Cross of the Order of St. Maurizio e Lazzaro, Oct. 3, 1918; awarded Distincjiiislted Sen ' ice Medal Oct. 31, 1918, " As a token of the gratitude of the .hiicrhan people to the Commander of our Armies in the Held for his distinguished sendees, and in appreciation of the success ivhich our armies hai ' e achieved under his leadership. " Received the Japanese Order of tlie Rising Sun, .Nov. ' ), l ' )18; the Croix de Guerre Tchecoslovaciue, Jan. 17, 1919; the ( " .reek Order of St. Savoir, Jan. 20, 1919. ' I MAJOR GENERAL FRED. W. SLADEN U. S. ARMY. 90 No 27 Superintendent, U. S. Military Academy GI{XERAL SLADEX was appointed a cadet. I ' . S. .M. A., in 1885 from Nebraska and graduated in 1890, standing 11 in liis class. His many stations and assignments were as follows: Second Lieutenant, Fourteenth Infantry, 1890, at Vancouver llarracks. Washington, and Puyallup Indian Reservation, Wash- ington, to 1897; First Lieutenant Fourth Infantry, 1897; Aide- de-Camp to Brig. Gen. E. S. Otis, 1897; Hq. Dept. of Colorado, 1897-98; H(i. Dept. of Pacific and Eighth Army Corps. 18 ' )8; Hq. Division of the Philipi-ines. 1898-1900; Captain, Eighth In- fantry, 1899; West Point, 1900-04; Instructor Dept. of Tactics, L ' . S. M. A., 1900 ; Acting Adjutant, L. S. M. A., 1902 ; N ' ancouver I ' .arracks, 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. iM. A., 1911 ; Major. Eleventh Infantry, 1911; Tientsin, China, 1914-16; Lieu- tenant 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 Merrit. X. 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 Army of Occupation and American Forces in Germany to 1921 ; Fort Sheridan, 111., October, 1921, to April. 1922; Superintendent U. S. M. . .. West Point, N. Y., since July 1. 1922. He commanded the Fifth Brigade of the Third Division tliroughout the period of its activities during the World War and participated in all of its operations. He is jxissessor of the following decorations and service medals : Croix de Guerre, with Palm; D. S. M., D. S. C. Officer of the Le.gion of Honor (French). Croce el jMerito di Gucrra (Italian), Medal of La Solidaridad (Panama), Spanish ' ar. Philippine Cani]iaign. ' ic- tory Medal with Six Clasps. General Sladen became a Maior General in Tanuarv. 1924. COL. TIMBERLAKK Post Quartermaster CHAPLAIN WHEAT MILITARY HISTORY Ma.iok FRED W. BOSCHEN I ' itiance Department Spanish-American War : U. S. Army Hospital Ship, " ReHef " in Cuba and Porto Rico. Philippine Insurrection: Headquarters 2d Div. in battles of Bag Bag River, Rio Grande. Santo Tonias River, San Fernando. Calulut, Sindalin. Santa Rita. Delores. Angeles, Porac. Magalang, Mabalacat. Bamban. Capas, Murcia. Tarlac, Gerona. Panigue, Calasaio. Pulajane Campaign, Island nf Leyte, Philippine IsUnds; 2d Batta- lion, 16th Infantry. L ' . S Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 17th Infantry. World War in France: 3S3rd Infantrv, 89th Division; Lucey, Aug. 4, 1918; St. Mihiel, Sept. 12, 1918; Euvezin, Sept. to Oct. 17, 1918; Meuse-Argoimc, Oct. 8 to 23, 1918. CITATIONS AND DECOR. TIONS G. H. Q., A. E. F., Silver Star Citation. Pres. Wilson, Wound Citation. Sept. 12, 1918 and Oct. 1? . 1918; State of New York, Conspicuous Service Cross : .?2nd French .Army Corps, General Passaga. Croix dc Guerre with (Jold Star; French Armies of the Hast, Croix de Guerre with Palm; Chevalier, Legion of Iloimr. M. joR MEXRV W. r.KWIS Infanti- Second I.icul., Julli ii aiiliy, June _ ' , ; _ ' Served: At Fort Douglas, I ' tah, Sept. 15 to June 12, 1912; at El Paso and Fort Bliss, Texas, with Comijany and as Battalion Quartermaster and Commissary, Dec. 2. 1913, at El Paso, Assistant Provost Marshal and Provost Marshal, to l- ' irsi Lieut, of Infatilry, July I. igi6) Sept. ' 1, 1916; Aide-dc-Camp to Brigadier-General George Hell. Jr., at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, with 1st Infantry. . pril 13. 1917, to (Cal Uiiu, tsl liifanlry. May .i, p ) I l ' e!liiiieiiliil .Icljutnnl. Scfil. jo, igiy. In June II. lt)iS) Majcir (Temporary) of Infantry, June 11, 1918, at Camp Murray and Camp Lewis, Wa.sh., with 1st Infantrv: .Vet. Brig. . dj.. 2.Sth Inf.. 191 ' ; in Hawaii, . cting Dept. Adj., Hawaii.in Dept.. March 2. th. 1919, to 1921; .Adj. U. S. M. A Cdi.n.vKi. 1 " .I)W. RI) 1. TI. II!KRI.. KE, Jk. (JiHirteniiaster Corps Served: Havana, Cuba. Comdg. Batterv L. 2d Ar- tillery. Aug. 1898; with Light Battery F, ' 2d Art., at Marinao, Cuba, June, 1899; Washington Barracks, D. C, . ug., 1900, (Captain, .Irlillery Corps, July I, lc;ol) At Fort Greble, R. I„ Comdg. 72d Company, Sept., 1901- I ' W: Fort Caswell. N. C, Comdg. 19th Company, Aug., 1904; Fort Moultrie, S. C, June, 1907, Comdg. 78th Com- pany; Dist. Adj., . rtillery District of Charleston, June. 190 7; Fort Hunt, Va., June, 1909; Comdg. 47th Com- pany. C. A. C. and Fort Ruger, H. T., Mar., 1910; Comdg. Art., Dist. of Honolulu. I Major Coast .Irlillery Corps. .S ' ept. lo. loio) (Juartermaster, Constructing Quartermaster and Dis- bursing Officer at West Point, N. Y., March, 1914. {Lieut. Col., C. A. C, July I. igi6) (Colonel (Temp.) Aug. ,5, igiy) Relieved from detail in Q. M. C. and dutv rt West Point, N. Y.. Oct., 1918; Comdg. Camp Eustis, Va., Nov., 1918; Comdg. Coast Defenses of Chesapeake Bay and Fort Monroe. Va., Dec, 1918; reported at West Point, N. Y., Mar.. 1919, as Quartermaster, Constructing Quartermas- ter and Disbursing Officer. (Colonel Q. .1 . Corps, Aug. 33, tgig) Oir.oNEi. r. M. ASHBURN Medical Corps Born Batavia, Ohio, Julv 28. 1872. M. D., Jefferson -Medical College, Philadelphia, 1893; Asst. Surgeon, U. S. - rmv at General Hospital. Fort Thorn: s, Kv., Mav 30. 1898; Majiila, P. I., with 4th Inf., Jan., 1899; Cebu, P. I., Station Hospital. June. 1899; Executive Officer, General Hospital at Santa Mesa and Manila, June, 1900; Post Surgeon. Fort Assiniboia, Mont., July. 1901 ; Fort Mis- soula, Mont., May, 1903 ; President, Board for Study of Tropical Diseases, Jan., 1906; to Japan to study Japanese River Fever; Post Surgeon, Fort Banks, Mass., Jan., 1908; to Liberia as attache to American Commission to Liberia; Chief. Medical Service, LT. S. General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, July, 1909; President, Board for Study of Tropical Diseases, Manila, P. I., Jan.. 1911 ; to China for study of smallpox and tropical diseases, Au.gust. 1911: Panama Canal Zone to study tropical dis- eases, Feb.. 1914; Chief Sanitarv Inspector, Canal Zone, April, 1914; .Acting Chief Health Officer; Chief of Med- ical Service, Walter Reed Hospital, August, 1915; Command, Medical Officers Training Camp, Fort Benja- min Harrison, June, 1917; Asst. in Surgeon-General ' s office, Dec., 1917; Office of Chief Surgeon, Aug., 1918; to Commission on Prisoners of War, Berne, Switzer- land. Sept.. 1918; Asst. to Chief Surgeon, July, 1919; Chief of N ' cnereal Disease Prevention Section, Aug., 1919, Command of Medical F ' ield Service School, Car- lisle Barracks, Pa.. July, 1920; Professor of Military Hygiene and Post Surgeon, V. S. IM. . ., .Aug., 1923. CEAVTo.X EARI. W Chaplain i-:. T University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1900- 1904. Bachelor of Arts. 1904. Master of Arts, 1905. Bachelor of Divinity, 1907, at Cambridge, Mass. Assist- ant at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Mo., 1907 to 1911; Rector of St. George ' s Church, Griffin, Ga., 1912 to 1913; Rector of St. John the Evangelist, Hing- ham, Mass., 1913 to 1916; Chaplain at vSewanee Military Academy, 1016-1017; .Appointed Chaplain of U. S. Mili- tary .Academy by President Wil.son on November 11th 1918. M },n DONAM) C. CL ' BBISON Field Artillery iSceond Lieut.. .Irtl ' lery Coriis, iqo 1 1 At Fort Myer. Va , Sept., 1904; at Fort Snellin- Minn., June 1905; at Fort Sill, Okla., June, 1C07; assigned to 1st F. A., May, 1907 ( h ' irst Lieut.. .Irlillery Corps. Jan. j, " , igo;r) Fort Riley, Kansas. ( .Mou:ted Service School), Sept., I " W; Phil. Islands. 2d F. A., June, 1914; on leave, Ja- pan, and en route to U. S., June, 1916; (Captain. I ' . .1., July, ig -6 1 Cliilniahua, Mexico, Punitive Expedition. 4th F. A., Aug., I91(); San Antonio, Texas, 7th F. A., Feb., 1917; sailed for France with 1st Division, July, 1917; (Lieut. Ceil.. Field .AitUiery. .-Uiiiust. igij) French F. A., School, Fontainebleau, ' in charge U. S. Student Officers, Aug., 1917; Instructor and Director, 1st Corps .Artillery School, Gondrecourt, Dec, 1917; Director. 2d Corps Artillery School, Chatillon-sur-Seine, Feb. , 1918; Chief of Staff, Corps Artillery, 1st Corps, April, 1918. (Colonel. Field .Irlillerv. .SV ' . igiS) In charge of F. A. Section, Office of Chief of Artillery, A. E. F., Sept., 1918; General Staff, War Dept., Wash- uigton, March, 1919; Member F. A. Board, Fort Sill, Okla., Oct., 1919; (Major. Field Artillery, March, igzo) Student, Army School of the Line, and General Staff School, Sept., 1920; Treasurer, U. S. M. A. August, 1922. Seventeen CAPT. NEYLAND CAI ' T. lll ' DM ' TT on xyawy CAl ' T IIK.CINb I APT. loVNl ' K liiilhlc-n Twenty MILITARY HISTORY CoLoM-i, MERCH P.. STEWART Captain, SlIi Infantry, June 12, ii)oi. IX I ' hilippiiies with regiment, Dec. 2S, 1907, to April, 1909; (Regimental Adjutai.t 110m ( )i:t.)l)er, 19Ji ) ; at Rock Islan.l Arsenal. 111., and at asnm;j ();i. U. C, member of Infantry Equipment Board, to September, 1910; at Monterey, Cal., Regimental Adjutant, October, 1910, to March, 1911 ; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, member nf Infantry Drill Regulation Roard, .March tu June, 1911 ; (Major, I ' urlo Kko Rcijuncnt of Infantry, May, iqi 1 ) at San Juan, I ' urto Rico, with regiment, July, 1911, tt) December, 1912; (Assigned to jth Infantry, Dec. JO, ipij) joined 5th Infantry at I ' lattsbiirg T.ks., . Y., December, 1912, and served with regiment to .May, 1910; organized and conducted Cadet Training School, Massa- chiisilts olunteer -Militia, September, 1913, to September, 1914; cominandeil sjiecial exjierimental training company, November, 1913, to November, 1914; in Panama Canal Zone with regiment, November, 1914, to May, 1916; (member Panama Canal Defense P oard, January, 1915, to May, 1916) ; at Plattsburg Bks.. . . ' .. commanding ( {h and 9th Regiment at Citizens ' Training Camps, May to (Major of Infantry, July i, I()i6) September, 1916; at Washington, ]). C, Inspector-Instructor, Organized Militia, District of Columbia, to May, 1917; Secretary, Infantry Association and Editor, Infantry Journal, September, 1916, to June, 1917; at Plattsburg liks., N. Y., com- manding 1 i Training Regiment at Re.serve Ofificers ' Training Camj), .Ma 1, to (I.iciit.-Coloiu ' l of Infantry. Xational .Irniy, Ang. 5, 19 ij.) (Colonel of Infantry, National . Irniy. . lug. 5, H-JiJ-) Aug. 15, 1917; (member General Staft ' , June 6 to . ug. 16, 1917) ; at Camp Devens, i Iass., Chief of Stafi ' , 76th Division, Aug. 17, 1917, to Jime 26, 1918; (in France, on observation duty with P.ritish. i ' " rench and . merican troops, Dec. 1, 1917, to i ' Vb. 1. 1918) ; (lirii adier-Ceneral. .Xational .Irniy. Jane J6, IQ18) assigned to 175th Infantry firigade, 88th D ' ivision, July 11, 1918; joined Brigade July 21 ; en route to France July 31 to Aug. 20, and served with A. E. F. from that date; commanded sub-sector of Line in Haute-Alsace Sector, Oct. 15 to Nov. 4 ; in reserve, 4lh Corps, near Metz, Nov. 7 to 1 1 ; at Langres. France, student officer at Army Center of Artillery Studies, Dec. 8 to 28, 1918; Commandant of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. Twenty-one I Tii ' t ' nly-lwo l ' )15 liih M. nK WAI roX II. WALKER Mii.i ' r. K I lisTdKS ' Cadet at the Military Academv. June 15, 1907, to Oct. ;, 1907, and from March 3. 1908. to June 12, 1912, when lie was graduated and promoted in the army to Srcniitl Liciitcimiil, igfh Inf. Served: At Fort Sherid: n. 111.. Sept. 12, 1912. to Feb. 13. 1913; at Fort Sill. Okla., Feb. IS to 24, 1913; at Galveston, Tex., to April 21, 1914; at Vera Cruz, Mex . April 28 to Xov. 11. 1914; at Galve.ston, Tex.. Nov. 27. 1 " 14. to Julv 1, 1915; at Fort Still, Okla, to Xov. 30. at Del Rio. Tex.. t,i I [-irsl Lieut.. 9 1 » .. .hdy I. njibi . 1916; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to (Cdfli ' i " . .v ' ' !iiJ; ' ' fey 15- " ) ' T .JMiie 1. 1917; at Cam]) Stanley, Tex., to Oct. 14. 1917; at l- ' cirt llrown, Tex., lo Dec. 1, 1917, when he w; s as- siyned to 13th Machine (inn Bn. ; at l- ' ort Sam Houston. Tex., to .April 5. 191S; en route to I-Vancc to Mav 1. 191 S; I.Mainr of Inf., WUiomil Jrmy. June 7. HflSl in Arnould Sector, France, July 1 to 10; in St. Die Sector, July 15 to AuR. 30, 1918; participated in battle of St, Slihiel, Sept. 12 to 15; participated in Meuse- . rgoiuie Offensive, Oct. 4 to Xov. 11 ; with Army of Occupation. Xov. 18, 1918, to I I.I. Col.. Temporary, of Inf.. May 6, l()l )) July 3. 1919: en route to the U. S. to July 21 ; at Camp (it rdon. Oa.. to Sept. 20; :t Camp Rcnning. Ga.. In- structor at Infantrv School of . rms. Sept. 20, 1919, to July. 1923; Department of Tactics, L ' . S. M. A. .M |..k lll ' .kr.l ' .KT T.WI.f )R .Mlf.lT.Nin ' I llSTdKV .(Second 1,1., Jlsl Inf., June 11, itjogi Kn route lo I ' hiliiMiines to Xov., 19(»; in F. [. to April. 1912; at Vancouver Bks.. Wash., May, 1912, to May, ' ) ( : (in I ' istol Competition, 1913. Department. Army and Xational teams; member Infantrv Ritle Team, in National .Match. 1915); ;t Yuma. Ariz., to July. 1916; I I ' ir. ' it l.t.. s. ' ilh Inf.. .Inly 1. 1916) al l).iui;las. . riz., with rejrinicnt. to March. 1917; at C S. 1 lisi iplinary Uks., I ' ' orl Leavenworth. Kan.. March 17. ' i 7. to (Cat t. of Inf.. May ,i. i()i;t .March. 1918; joined .Wtli Inf. at Camp (Ireene. N C. . larcli. 1918; en route to I ' Vance. . pril to .May 23rd. 1 " 18; in France. M:y to I. Major, Teniponiry. of Inf., June j, igiH) Oct. (1. 1918. (at . rmy General Staff College, l.angres, June 15 to Se])t. 14. 1918. when he was graduated: on " temporary duty. Staff 92nd Division, to Sept. 27. 1918) ; en route to L ' , S. to Oct. 13, 1918; at Camp Custer. Mich.. . sst. Chief of Staff. (;-3. 14th Division. Oct. 23. 1918. to I- ' cb. 15. 1919; at Fort Leavenworth. Kan.. Adj.. U. S. Disciiilinary Hks.. Feb. 20 to July, and with 1st Dis- ciplinary lin., Inly to May 4, 1920: commanding Rn., . 1.- y 4, Vl ' O, to ' l ' L ' 4: I lei ' artment of Tactics, U. S. M. A. Cm ' Tmx j.v.mks k. c()Ckrf:ix .M II. IT i 1 1 i--riim ( adet iit the .Military .Academy. June 14. 1912. to June 13, 191(1. when he was graduated and promoted in the rin_ to Second Ll.. Ih Co ' :ilry. r-ir. l l.t.. Xth Covolry, July r. 10 6. Served : . t Fort Bliss, Tex., with troops, Sept. 15, 1916, to iCaft. Sth Co-.:, July - ' 5, rg;y) Seiil. .lO, 1917; en route to Tcrlingua. Tex., by marching, to Oct. 14, 1917, and at that station to June 5, 1918; at Camp Ferry, (.)hio, student officer at Small Arms Firmg School, June 10 to July 9, 1918; on leave of absence, Julv 9 to 31 ; at Marfa, Tex., commanding 1st Squadron. 8th ' Cav., Aug. 1 to 10: (Major, Temporary, of Inf., July jo, igiS) at Camp Meade, Md., Asst. Chief of Staff, 11th Div.. Aug. 16 to Xov. 6; at Washington. D. C. student of- ficer. Staff Course. .Armv War College, Xov. 7 to Dec. 3 ; sick in Walter Reed Hospital. Dec. 3. 1918. to Jan 24, 1919; with Purchase, Traffic and Stora.ge Division, General Staff, Jan. 25, 1919, to 1924. Department of Tactics, U. S. M. A. M A.K K JESSE . . i.. nn MiLiTAin IIisTiiKv Cadet at the Military .Academy. June 15, 1 " 07. to June 13. F.ll, when be was gratluated and proniotcd in the . rniy to Second l.ieulenanl. i. l Inf. Served: At N ' ancouyer I ' .ks.. Wash,. Svpt. lO. 1 " 11. to .May 10. I -12: at Scholield Bks., Hawaii, M:iy 18. 1912, to Transferred to Jpli Inf., Sefl. 1, I ' lif. ' Sept. 9. 1915; at Presidio of San hVanci.sco. Cal.. Sept. 21. 1915. to Fell, 25. 1916; at Fort D. A Russell. W.vo . to March U. 1916: on Mexic; n Border. March 25 to April .30. 1916; with Punitive Expediti.Mi into Mexico. May 1. 1916, to (Tir.il I.I.. . ' llh Inf., Julv I. igU ' l l " eb. 5, 1917: (Cafl. .;.i ' i Inf.. May 75, igiT) at Xogales. . riz.. Aug. 2(. to Sept. 20. 1917; al I ' ort Oulethorpe. C.c. Instructor at Reserve Officers ' Training t amp. Sept, 24. 1917. to May 10, 1918; iMaj. of Inf.. Xational .-Irniy. June 7, igiS) (Inspector-General, hy TIelail. June J6, ig.uSj al Camp Dodge, Iowa, Sept. II. 1918. to 1922, l)ep;n-l- nuiil of Tactics. U, S. M, A, .M VI. K c KR( )i.i. , . l ' .. (■, , • Mll.lTAK I llSTnIO Cadet at the Military Academy. June 15. I ' K) . to June 13. I9I1, when he was graduated and promoted lo Second l.t.. I ' llh Inf. Served: . I ' " ort St. .Michael. , laska. with regiment. Oct 9 1911. to Julv, 1912: at Presidio of San Francisco. Cal.. with regiment. Julv 11. 1912. to April 27. 1914; at El P: so. Tex., with regiment, to .March 15. 1916; with Punitive F.xpedition into Mexico to (f ' irst Lt., !6th Inf.. July I. J ' jl6) Feb. 5. 1917: at I-:i Paso. Tex., with regiment to May 10. 1917; at I ' ort Snclling. Minn., Instructor at Isl and 2nd Training Camps, May 14 to (Captain. 36th Inf.. .May .i. TO 7 ' Dec. 1, 1917: at Fort Sill, Okla,. Instructor, Machine Gun Dept., Infantry School of .Arms to (.Major of Inf.. .Xational .-Irniy, June 7, i jiS July 15, 1918: at C.-mp Hancock, Ga„ Instructor at Machine Gun School, Machine Gun Training Center, to April 1, 1919; (at Washington, D. C, Student Officer, Staff School, Nov. 7, 1918) ; at Camp Banning. Ga.. In- structor, Machine Gun Department, Infantry School to (Relumed to Grade of Captain, .4ug. 27. J919) Xov, 15, 1919; at Small Arms Ballistic Station, Mirmi, Fla.. to Dec. 6, 1919: at Camp Benning, Ga., Instructor, Machine Gun Department. Infantry School, to 1922. Department of Tactics, U, S. M. .A. Tzivnlv-lhr TRe aoi oKjs ' l-MCiily-fonr SALTZ.MAN. R. A. GARDNER. C. II. CAI.L VEI.I . REGIMENTAL STAFF CHARLES E. SALTZMAN Third District. Illinois •WASHIN ' GTOX. I). C. Corp. (3, 2); Captain and Reg. Commander (1); Class Tresi dent (2, 1); Class Secretary (3); Hop Mananer (1, 2); Stars (4, 2); Assistant Manaser F.iotball (3, 2): Manager (O; .Assistant Manager Swimming (2); Manager Swimming (1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2. 1); Kxpert Rifleman. Tennis (4) ; Lacrosse (3, 2) ; Indoor Meet (4) ; Howitzer lioard (1) ; Rhodes Scholarship. HERE It is. the hahv of tlic Iimise, hnldin.ii ciKiiiijh homirs to make Its licad sick. l)ackccl by the Corps to the last boodle check, and tlie jiiide of the T. D. ; yet It cries for more. Tlie other day we heard It veis;hing the prospects in ditiferent professions of achieving the Presidency. ( .ive CharHe a chance and he ' ll do your dirty work while you are thinkin.t;- about it. He j,a " ts up at reveille and shuts the window, briiifjs iiome food from the mess hall for his wives to eat, teaches geometry to the I ' lebes next door, and is generally a useful citizen to have around. Charlie has dreamed ever since he ' s been a cadet of a new kind of First Class and a new Corps spirit. We know the results and we read in the dinner orders what others thought of one phase of the results. He goes to Oxford next year with a Rhodes scholarship and his classmates will w atch his record there with no apprehensions. BBRB Al E ' IvYING the same acumen that has caused many an instructor uncomfurtable moments. " Dish " deduced the opinion that it would be more pleasant to spend the Plebe summer elsewhere. This predisposed us to a suspicion, later verified beyond doubt, that the l)oy was an engineer. Arriving " two months late, this precocious and sagacious youth fur- ther evolved the cimviction that he had better step out and catch up with his veteran class- mates who had been through the summer training. Acting on this belief, he was soon under way with such momentum that he lost all idea of distance, so that at the end of two years we find him at the head of the class and leaving a cloud of dust behind. V ' erv human, very capable, and very adapt- able, we see him quietly doing all his work well, and enjoying life at the same time. liesides many honors, including the Regi- mental Adjutant ' s chevrons, he has won a group of friends who know him for his fine and true qualities. Color Corp. (3, 2); Captain and Reg. Supply Officer (1); Golf (3, 2, 1); Polo (1); Hundredth Night (2); Ring Com- mittee (1); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter. ' HO does not remember the Duke en- tering here with his golf clubs swung jauntily from one shoulder and his grin which indicated the attainment of a life ' s desire? I think that we all realized at this time that here was a man who would wear the gold of Color Corporal and Regimental Supply Officer better than most of us and he didn ' t disappoint us in this. For four years he has sailed tranquill) ' and easily as an eagle, gliding on the lazy pinions of summer. Though an engineer, he abhors study and the pursuit of tenths. Duke considers it taking an unfair advantage of the P. to bone up problems before going to class, and meets them as he takes a triple bar in the Riding Ilall, easily, gracefully, contentedly. But we have yet to see him want a thing and not get it. It is men like Roger Gardner who make the partings at graduation a bit less happy. N.V T T- i ' cnly-six NATHANIEL CLAIDUKXE HALE Al Large, Mississippi NATCHEZ, MISS. Corp. (3, 2); Reg. Sergeant Major (1); Circulation Manager Howitzer (1); Pointer Staff (2); Polo (1); Manager, Rifle Sharpshoolir. T. KE a (lark complexion, an ingenious iiianncr, insert a clash of fire, add a cheerful optimism and a " joie de vivre " ' and behold the finished product — a true gentleman of the Old South. A high . " iense of lu)nor and an unfailing eye for beauty further distinguish this fighter Fighter? Will anyone who ever witnessed his fight in Yearling summer camp ever doubt it? Will the fair sex ever forget his absence at the ho[)s for the two weeks following that me- morable occasion? Reminiscences carry us back to the time our redoubtable Capt. Jones asked. " Mr. Hale, where did you get all the wrinkles in your trousers? Did you sleep in them? " .And Claiborne answered, " No sir, I slept on them, sir, but I must have moved. " Filled with the spirit of youth and the dare of the seemingly unattainable, Clailwrne is departing from our little old earth to conquer the atmosphere. May he succeed as well in the higher strata as he did on terra firma. CHARLES HENRY CALDWELL Senatorial T.AMP.V. VL. . Corp. (2); Reg. Supply Sergeant (1); Sunday School Teacher (3. 2. 1); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Expert. FI ( )M the life of a contented soul, seated on the Lviifayette Street bridge, dabbling his feet in the calm, tepid waters of Hillsborough Creek, our Gump hied himself to France, passed through the crucible of the recent mis- understanding, and finally burst upon West Point to spend four years in an endless search for the lost demo. When not passing his time in the afore- mentioned search, one would be sure to find him comfortably ensconced in his little old bunk — the picture of smiling satisfaction with a Tampa cigar to keep him company — thinking up new methods of exercising his remarkable gift of prolific verbosity. When Demosthenes was haranguing the Athenian mobs, little did he wot that his place would be so ably filled by little Charles Henry. Despite a long, hard siege of scarlet fever which resulted in a serious condition of his heart — and some rheumatism — we are certain that the Army will find in him an efficient officer actuated by high ideals and a spirit of devotion to the Service. Twenty-seven Soccer (3, 2, 1) ; Monogram, Minor Sports " A, " ' Indoor Meet, Hundredth Night (1); Color Sergeant (1); Camp Champion Baseball Team, Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. HAVING seen some half dozen pictures of West Point and the pampered pets of this least militaristic of nations while he was doing a little practical engineering on the plains of Oklahoma, Jack found a vacancy at the place. Those were glorious pictures — but no Plebes showed ! In need of exercise, and wishing to bid for fame, Jack braved the splinters of the basket- ball courts and the stones of the Army soccer field for four perilous years. And in soccer especially his star shone brightly, for his work contributed much to Army successes. Nor is this all. What is a show without a stage? There can be but one reply. Well, this aforesaid practical engineer has skillfully directed the carpenters of CuUum Hall. The stage has risen well whereon the dramatics of the Corps were spread. Somebody predicted a brilliant future for inds that he was a tireless LEO FRANCIS KENGLA U. S. Army NEW YORK CITY Corp. (3, 2) ; Color Sergeant (1) ; Football (3) ; Indoor Mtet (4. 3. 2); Hundredth Night (2); Pointer Staff (1); Rifle Marksman. ON a bright July morning, back in the year one thousand nine hundred and tweiity- one, some four hundred prospective shavetails knocked for admission at the doors of the popular winter resort on the banks of the Hudson. Among them was our hero, a lad from the quaint, old-fashioned village of New York, in whom we all recognized the makings of a man of unusual traits. Our Plebe days were not far advanced when we were fully convinced that our first estimate of the situa- tion was fitting and proper. J-Ie decided early in his career that the Goat is mightier than the Engineer and that crossed rifles were more to be desired than the finest castle in the land. Vith this thought always in mind, Leo has proved true to the Immortals in every test. Leo has stood the test of four hard years and has finished well to the front in the race which has as its reward, " Peel boots, tea breeches and the privilege of dix ' iding a Second Lieutenant ' s pay by two. " ' I ' -antly-ciijhl Twenty-?! inc Thirty WILFRED PAUL CHAM PLAIN l- ' irst District, Rhode Iskuid NEWPORT, R. I. Corp. (3, 2): Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant 1); Class President (S) ; Class Vice-President (2, 1) ; Fencing (4,3,2.1) ; Captain (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Kxpert. FROM a railway mount on the French front ; from the ens ine room of a South African freifjhter: from the diplomatic circle of W ' ashino on, came tliis Soldier of Fortune. Champ was not lonef in " jjctting oriented " and was soon known and admired by all. His age and Icvcl-hcadcdncss well fitted him for the honors he was shortlv to receive. No one can remember seeing him " fussed " in the slightest. . s an ardent follower of the Hat Pin Push- ing art he was prone to neglect even his ■ ' mattress drill, " but never his correspondence. " TTas the mail, Mr. Dumbiohn? " " Only three letters tuday, sir, " was the inevitable reply. If all the letters which Champ has received during his cadet life were placed end to end. they would reach from the " Com ' s hack yard " to Kissing Rock. He is a firm believer in. and staunch supporter of. the Postal Department. From the Coast he came and to the Coast he returns, and that branch of the vService w-ill gain an officer whose merits will be as much appreciated as they are by the Corps. EDWARD DANIEL McLAUGHLIN Third District, Pennsylvania POTTSVILLE, PENNA. Rifle Sharpshooter, Hop Manager (3) : Track (2) ; Corp. (3,2) ; Battalion Sergeant Major (1). FRi- " .Sll from that fountain of knowledge, Marion Institute, came this product of fair IVnnsylvania. . s a result of his " prepping, " when we started our academic struggles, Mac was u]) with the " hiviest " of the class. How- ever, not liking the rarified atmosphere of " cold spec " up there, he slid down to the ranks of " ' c Immortals " and has ever since been one of the pillars of the class. Xotwithstanding Ed ' s aversion to foreign " lingoes, " he is set on making the Consular Service. We venture to state that when there is the proper incentive to " spec " vocabularies, he will be with the best. It was during First Class summer camp that Mac attained fame as a military man. through his valiant defense of an outpost position during a night maneuvre on the Plebe Flats. When hotly pressed on all sides, Mac showed his indomitable presence of mind by attempt- ing to convince the " enemy " that he was a bullfrog, in a manner entirely original, and capable of achievement by him alone. Thirty-one ' A " COMPANY Captain Clarke, B. C. Lieutenants P.cnnott, ' . G. W ' estphalinsjcr Griffith. W. B. 1st Sergeant Harrold Co. Supply Sergeant Quekomcycr Sergeants Xyc Kengla Holmes, E. V. Tibbetts Fuller, W. A. Plummer, W. G. Dunn, T. L. .Morford Holl.-nd, J. F. Corporals Baker, W. C. Deslslets Booth, D. P. Ryan, J. L. Roosma Willis, J. A. Carter, C. C. McFarland, J. A. McNaughton Plummer, T. F. Hawkins, H. S. 1st Class Privates Kirkpatrick, G. Lewis, J. L. Robinson, N. J. Smyth, T. E. Weitflc 2cl Class Privates Condon, M. M. Reeder, R. P. White, T. B. 3d Class Privates Aloe Asensio Bridgman Brown. C. B. Chamberlain, Cobb Conner, F. B. Farrand Gardner, F. S Hoeffer Hoppes Ilornisher Nelson, C. G. Parsell Stober Strong E. W. Stone Swindlchurst Timberlake Ve rbeck Watlington 4th Class Privates Allen, F. G. Banta Billingsley Breckinridge Brentnall Cole, G. M. Conner, G. F. Coverdale De Lany Dickey Enger Flood Grigsbv Guild ' Hinrichs Ivy Landon Lockett Ludlow McGuire Maxwell Peery Pinkcrton Reynolds Richardson, B. B. Richardson, -N. H. Scudder Seeman Snavely Sturies Tomlin Van Loan Vincent, L. A. ' incent, R. F. W ' hinrev rdi C« ma of I m Thirty-two 66 A " COMPANY HEIR white faces were drawn. They were drawn close about a man slightly different from the rest of that small group in bas-relief against a blue sky and a steam shovel. Hecklers on the outskirts of the crowd attempted to engage the lecturer in more or less intelligent bickering, but he checked them with crushing dignity. The speaker finished his speech, and nothing could be heard in the calm of twilight but a hearty bugler l)laying C. Q. Friendly, enthusiastic hands grasped the orator, who, at- tempting to regain his breath, was painfully panting, but soon he was revived enough to dash down the street without any pants at all. It ' s true that our " makes " were nearly slugged in a body for staging this living frontispiece for a l)ook of etiquette, but they convinced the Com. that a bored l)attalion needed action more than a Battalion Board. Whenever it ' s different — it ' s " A " Company. It was an " . " Comi)any man that submitted the Corps to a rainstorm and religious backsliding when he received his " stars. " It was " A " Company — proud of her own — that rubbed down his tired muscles with ])omade and slapped his back with sh oe pfili.sh. ' e never stand a reveille insjjeclion unless the O. C. has a sense of humor or lots of sharp ])encils. " A " Company boasts the most impressive chapter of " The Bigger and Better Bucks, " whose activities made " chevrons " a word of scorn. But — to use the well-known plagiarism — we ' re not appre- ciated. Only once a year do we quite feel our true worth, when 78,800 civilians rise and chccv us as wc enter the Yale Bowl. ssma CAI ' TAIX . RMSTRONG ■ ' -■■ .;■:-■.- - •■; . V-. -- - .: " : " iP HI FIRST CLASSMEN WILMER GEORGE BENNETT Sixth District, Louisiana BOGALUSA, LA. Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1); Wrestling (2, 1); Track (2, IJ ; Monogram, Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. BENNY is, was, and evermore shall he, a worker — a worker who puts his whole heart into the task at hand ; and you may be sure that when that task is finished there will be no need to check up on it; for whatever Benny does, he does well. Unfortunately for all concerned, that same spirit could never be instilled into any of his wives, and upon more than one occasion many and varied disputes arose during call to quar- ters, when Benny couldn ' t study because there was too much noise in the room. On the other hand, he was always ready for fun at the appropriate time, and always managed to get to the hops, stagging when there was no possible way in which to get a " drag. " I ' enny has never had any serious trouble with his studies, and he should be able to dominate, mentally as well as physically, any gang of rookies he may run into. BRUCE C. CLARK . Nczv York National Guard BUFFALO, N. Y. Corp. (3, 2); Captain (1); Football (4, 3, 2. 1); Monogram (2); Indoor Meet (4. 3. 2); Rifle Marksman, Pointer Staff (1) ; Beast Detail. BRUCE has the ability to smile, either in victory or defeat, to bear up equally well under a piece of quill or the sentence to be married the day after graduation. After a period of experimentation on the lowly plebes. Bruce was elevated to the position of Supreme and Exalted Ruler of the Keen Files, a position far beyond the attainments of hoi polloi. He has shown himself capable of filling this office in a manner that can be appre- ciated by only the aforementioned Keen Files. Both by choice and by natural endowment, Bruce is headed for the Coast, presumably with. This fact has been generally conceded b - the class after the masterly way in which he led the " Yeas " at a recent class meeting. ( )ne thing we know is that the big guns will liark steadily if Bruce is running the show. I TIU ' .ODURE LAMAR DUNN I ' il ' th District, Mississip i MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI Sergeant (1); One Hundredth Night (2); Rifle Marl sman. Beast Detail. IF ever there was a true representative of the Old South, Teddy is that man. Coming from a state where the Civil War is still fought over and over again on the front porch every Sunday afternoon, he is a walking history of the traditions of that region known as " Way down South. ' ' During his plebe year he spent many hours learning to talk " Yankee ' ' under the personal direction of T. ' aaron Wehb, of Alabama. Many a " Suh " was e.xchanged in those sessions, but never a single " Sir. " It is rumored that he has scattered class pins, miniatures, heartaches and tears from l Iaine to Missouri, not to mention Mississippi. As a Sergeant on the famous Beast Detail, Teddy gave the first indication of the kind of officer he will make. The plebes who were entrusted to his tender care are still searching for their chins. Always satisfied, never grouchy, he has made a perfect room-mate and a very worth-while soldier. Next September will find him in San Antonio preparing to wear wings. W ILlJAAl ALBERT FULLER Senatorial. I ' ir jiuia WASHINGTON ' . D. C. Sergeant (1); Election Committee CD: Ring Committee (1). BII.T is one of those rare persons who can get along with everyone and make him- self welcome wherever he goes, ' ith one exception, he has never been known to lose his temper. It happened in this wise. He used to relate to his room-mates his experiences in the Riding Hall, until one day one of his wives told him to stop " hor.sing " him about horses, and Bill took it too much to heart. Since that time we have all listened very attentively to all and anything that he had to say about equine matters. Bill has only two faults. One is his inability to wake up for reveille, and the second is his love for the fair sex. He has been known to P. S. one femme to the football game, go on D. P. with another, and then drag a third one to the hop, all in one day ! Most of us think that it is his curly hair that works such charms with the gentler sex, but he is as popular with all of his classmates as he is with the ladies. His ability to make and hold friends, his pleasing disposition and his willingness to lend a helping hand should some day make the world his, for the asking. Thirty-five ELBORN B. GRIFFITH, JR. Senatorial, Alabama QUANAH, TEXAS Corp. (3. 2) ; Licutena Wrestling (4, 3, 2,); Lacrosse (4. 2) ; Indoc Rifle Sharpshoote It (1) ; Football (4. 3, 2, 1) ; " A " (1) ; Minor Sports " A " (2); Boxing (1); r Meet (4, 3, 2); Numerals (4, 3, 21; r Pistol Marksman, Beast Detail. THIS rangy Texan comes from a wild country — from the great open spaces wliere men are men and play football with six- shooters dangling from their belts. Since Grif was restricted in the use of his favorite method of stopping end runs, it took four years of honest effort to win that coveted " A. " Don ' t believe that Grif ' s athletic abilities arc confined to football alone. It is a well-known fact that Grif " threw " the man who held the Intercollegiate Wrestling Championship a year ago. This reminds us of a peculiar habit of Grif ' s. We wonder how many of the fair damsels who graced old Cullum have heard his famous " keen femme " speech at the foot of the hotel steps? His curly locks were almost the cause of his beinga " lifer " after graduation, but he " tied it up " and now claims that he is starting out in life without a room orderly. We ' re not excited ; it will not last long. When the game ahead calls for a good scrap and furnishes a thrill, tliere nu will find Grif. THOMAS L. HARRULD Senatorial, California SAN DIEGO, CALIF. Pointer Staff (2 " ); Rifle 1. YOU have never heard of this man before? Well, in the first place, he is a " Native Son, " and in the second, according to his dec- larations, his only reason for visiting the East — which he calls effete — was to become a soldier, and when he leaves it, he hopes to depart for the great open spaces with the Cavalry, although he might qualify for the Coast. It is said that the horse is man ' s best friend, and evidently Pop has great faith in that state- ment, because he has been seen several times with his arms entwined around a horse ' s neck. It was not until he had become a First Class- man and " Top-kick " of " A " Company that he resolved to become a frequenter of Cullum. This was such a radical departure from his usual proclivities that many people were heard to remark that it was just an excuse to go to the feed hops. r ut who knows? Changing to a more serious and just de- scription, we may say that possibly his most distinguishing characteristic is that he speaks and acts exactly as he thinks. ( ' ' fff% « r JOHN F. HOLLAND U. S. Army WORCESTER, MASS. Sergeant (1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman. JOHN is one of that rare species, a Down East Yankee who can keep the general public unaware of his original habitat. The characteristics which seem to stand out are the quietness and modesty which have made him a mighty easy man to hve with. His unobtrusive efficiency, consideration for others in the small things, and his ability to sec the other fellow ' s side of an argument have won fur him a large number of friends. Having noted several of Jack ' s good points, we will now emulate our subject and take a Iciok at the other side of the question. His worst fault is his great desire to look down upon others. So strong is this craving that he intends to satisfy it by drawing pay and a half in the Air Service after leaving the unremu- nerative position that he holds at present. ERNEST VICTOR HOLMES Ninth District, Iowa WASHINGTON, D. C. Sirgeant (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. WHEN Ernie made his appearance here he was told, because of his very " boyish " physical characteristics, that West Point was not a prep school or a foundling home. But he showed that he could stand the pace, even though he did have to write home every Christ- mas for parental authority to go on leave. It was thought at one time that it would be the " Coast with, " but our trip to Fisher ' s Island last summer proved to be a period of great disillusionment to Ernie. Too much hopping was assigned as the cause for the trouble. But suicide was out of the question, so now Ernie has decided to try the Cavalry and go West where he can forget. Wherever there is a boodle fight or a Bridge game, there you will find Ernie ; he has a remarkable capacity for both. The " Cosmo " and red comforter are also favorites. For his first two years he was remarkably quiet and timid, but during the last two years he has reversed his form and is always ready and willing for anything from a " blind drag " to a " rough-and-tumble " during call to quarters. Thirty-seven GRAHAM KIRKPATRICK Senatorial, Alabama SELMA, ALA. Corp. (3) ; Guidon Bearer (1) ; Honor Committee (1) ; Humor and Exchange Editor Pointer (1); Camp Illumination Com- mittee (1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. IT is more usual for the Academy to leave its impression upon the cadet than for the cadet to leave his impression upon the Academy, but in Kirk we have an example of one who un- doubtedly has left his mark upon the place. Who of us can ever forget the genial good fellowship and spirit of good cheer which this son of sunny Alabama has never ceased to spread ever since his arrival at West Point back in 1920? Since our experiences at Mitchel Field, last summer, he has been boning the Air Service, and one can easily imagine him telling his latest grinds to, and wiggling his ears at, all of the assembled angels. In the latter accomplish- ment he was so adept that the fame of it was widespread throughout the Corps, But whatever branch he takes, his natural ability to make and hold friends will guarantee his success, and years from now the plebes will doubtless hear and be awed by the tales of the time when Kirk was a cadet. We who have soldiered with Kirk are proud to have him as a friend. JOHN LLEWELLYN LEWIS U. S. Army LAKE VILLAGE, ARK. IF, by any chance, you are desirous of know- ing the real reason why Napoleon ' s winter excursion into Russia didn ' t turn out as ordered, or the probability of throwing a five and a two in a single throw with two dice, you may acquire your information from the Library. But there is a better method, and that is, ask Lew, for he is alwaj ' s ready with the correct solution to any problem. This curly-headed, smiling " personage came to us as a Plebe, fresh from the battlefields of Camp Dix. Lew is a goat by profession, with an everlasting dread of rising above the " Immortals. " He follows the line of least resistance, insofar as academic work is con- cerned, deeming the free-footed way of the goat, who lightly scales the loftiest peaks, far superior to the route of the methodical and plodding engineer, who must stop to tunnel through. If his success as a cadet and friend can serve as a measure of his future ability in the Service, we may expect to see Lew mounting with lon strides to the top of the ladder. WILLIAM HARRISON MORFORD Senatorial, Delaware WILMINGTON, DEL. Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Marksman. WILMINGTON, Delaware, always famous for its gunpowder, fell short of its reputation and sent this product that just will not explode. Bill ' s profjress through life is smooth and even, and his unruflled serenity is the result of a philosophy peculiarly adapted to the needs of cadet life. His ideals are of the highest and we tind him looking forward to the Air Service, by means of which he hopes to soar far above the lowly earth, in body as well as in spirit. Bill ' s pleasing ' smile anil fair complexion have a way with the fair sex which is the envy of all his classmates. His hearty laugh always shows his appreciation of a good grind, and his aversion to all unnecessary labor finds him always ready to have a good time. He is generous in his dealings, sympathetic in his friendships and has obtained a firm hold on the affections and good will of his associates. Thus we see Bill, and we will always re- member him as an ideal friend and comrade, hoping that in his future dealings with men he will be as successful as he was with us, his classmates. PHILLIP W. NYE United States Army ST. JOSEPH, MO. Corp. (2) ; Lieutenant (1) ; Sergeant (1) ; B. A., Beast Detail, Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. AjMOXG the arts of peace in which our r:?ill excels is the noble one of boning fiction. His knowledge of authors, from those of the S. E. r. to Chaucer, is beyond our com- prehension. He has also been known to engage in some of Mr. lioyle ' s better known pastimes. These activities, naturely enough, have left little time for snaking. We have yet to hive him in an F. D. coat when neither chapel nor parade was imminent. And Bill is firmly devoted to the charms of Morpheus. Such whole-hearted sleep is rare. Bill stands well up in the class, but will never be a fileboner, partly because his ambitions do not run that way and partly because his con- stant good nature prohibits him from the requisite. At present he is headed for the Air Service, but one can never tell. Although a confirmed bachelor, he may yet qualify for the Coast. RAYMOND K. QUEKEMEYER First District, Mississippi YAZOO CITY, MISS. Supply Sergeant (1); Football, " B " Squad (2); One Hundredth Niglit (3, 2). DURING our stay in the Military Academy many things have been done and many have happened to make a lasting impression on our memories. These events have often been insignificant, but none the less noticeable and interesting, due to the presence of some person whose every act is marked by its in- dividuality and attractiveness. Quack has featured steadily in such in- stances as these. He will be remembered as a plebe for having cunningly recognized all of the upperclassmen in the company by means of a patented delivery of " All Right for the Lights. " Another occurrence suitable for mention at this point is the talc of how Uuack deposited a nickel in one of those trick turnstiles in order to get out of the Subway in New York. This ftiiix pas was inadvertently revealed hy him when he tried to convince an instructor in Economics that the five cent fare in New York is a delusion and a snare. The instructor was not convinced and (Juack soon saw the error of his way of thinking. NICHOLAS J. ROBINSON fourth District, lilicliigan SOUTH HAVEN, MICH. 3., Football (3, 1); Monogram, Rifle Team (3); Rifle Expert, Pistol Marksman, Sunday School Teaclier. OBBIE would have been an Engineer had ■ not nine o ' clock always found him saying, " Aw, I ' m too sleepy to study tonight, " and then away he ' d go to his little nest. He had a hard time foxing the Tacs in the evenings during Plebe year, but during the last three miles he has had it down to a science. Sometimes " Neck " didn ' t find time so heavy on his hands — well, all of the First Class know how the night air is, up at Fort ' right. When Robbie came to West Point, he merely followed a family precedent. Being a brother to a graduate imposes certain duties, and be- sides, long before the Government thought of establishing lighthouses. Neck ' s ancestors were guarding the shores of the Great Lakes. There is little that he cannot tell about the Coast Guard, and while still a plebe, he regaled the fourth floor with weird tales of storms, wrecks and rescues. Since Plebe Summer, his athletics have been confined to Intra-murder ; hanging onto saddles with both hands; and inventing new ways in which to do " parade rest " at drill. THADDEUS ELMER SMYTHE U. S. Army TAVARES, FLORIDA Corp. (3); Track (4); Boxing (2); Uirte Expert, Tislol Sharpshooter. SINCIC Sniitty hails fruni tlie land of eternal summer, he never has Ijecome accustomed t.) the rigorous climate of the Xorth. To begin with, he received a rather had introduction to winter and winter sports. It was during his first winter here, during I ' lebe Christmas holi- days, that a spill from a bobsled, while coast- ing down the celebrated Laundry hill, put the final damper on his desire to participate in the sports of the Northland. It was a nice, cold day and a nice icy hill — the bob left the road — he left the bob, accompanied by several others, and found to his complete dissatisfaction that the coefficient of elasticity of a rock is zero. So now Smitty has dec ided to take the Air Service and go to San Antonio where he ' ll be both warm and safe ( ?). After being turned out in French, at Plebe Christmas, Smitty thereafter stayed in that l)art of the class from which it would take a long drop before falling to the bottom. Who can forget his unfailing good nature, his smile and good word for everyone? Any plebe will vouch for his whole-hearted efforts to keep the Corps up to the level of the past. RALPH EDMUND TlBBETTS A ' iiilli District, Massachusetts SOMERVILLE, MASS. Sergeant (1); Football (4, 2); Monogram, Hockey (2, 1); I«acrosse (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Beast Detail. ALPH hails from a town famous for its _ " tea fights, " but he has not been unduly influenced along those evil lines, although he is a snake of the first degree. He can face a flock of femmes with the same ease and as- surance that he flaunts in the faces of the terrible " Batt Board. " He is as cool as a wagon load of ice. During his five years at the Academy, Ralph has succeeded where most of us are doomed to fail — he never allows studies to interfere with his education. He has delved in athletics and has circulated among the " in- mates. " ' In spite of the many evenings spent at reading, writing and discussion, he leaves a fine record behind him. In spite of Ralph ' s very evident worth, it took the T. IX just three years to appreciate it, and this year our little playmate polluted his sleeves with a pair of sergeant ' s chevrons. Ralph will always be remembered by his classmates as a man worth knowing and a friend worth having. In his chosen branch, the Infantry, we wish him the successful career that we know he will have. PAUL LEROY WEITFLE Elevenlh District, California SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. A. B., Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. THERE he is, — through there, — that per- fectly marvelous dancer! " exclaimed the fair young damsel. Who is he? Why, Pablo, of course. He was appointed from California, and lived there for a time, but his home is the place where he hangs his hat. He does not lack in ambitions. At present he has three: to start a club for bald-headed men ; to become a civilian upon graduation ; and to make himself famous in Wall Street. But as for the cit life and Wall Street, we feel certain that if he is as successful there as he has been with the Battalion Board here, he will never be required to walk again. Paul has two natural failings of a rather grave nature. The first is his inability to with- stand cold weather, and on cold nights many an " N. C. O. " would report that Pablo had piled everything pertaining to his earthly be- longings on the bed in order to keep warm. If you should ask Paul why he is taking cit life, he will probably tell you that it is through the fear of some day being assigned to a Post in . laska. HENRY R. WESTPHALINGER Senatorial, Minnesota ST. PAUL, MINN. Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Football (2, 1); " A " (1); l,a- crosse (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Minor Sports " A " (3) ; Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram (3, 2, 1); Captain CD; Beast Detail. THE reason that Hank is so big and husky is found in die fact that he comes from the great open spaces, where chauffeurs are so wild that traffic cops have to remain on duty for all twenty-four hours of the day. Never- theless, since Hank donned the gray, he has developed along all lines, Cupid ' s not excepted. Now don ' t think for a moment that Hank ' s life is one of all play and no work, because such is not the case. Academics take up their just proportion of his time. More than once a Math, section has seen a blackboard crowded from corner to corner with integrations which Newton himself would not be able to integrate, and down in the corner, underlined, the correct answer. It is a fair bet that more than one instructor has put a max down in his book for Hank, rather than work out some of the involved problems which Hank solved. Taking him all in all, Hank is a triple-threat man, and has made a notable success of his course here. Who, except the plebes who spe nt the summer in Beast Barracks with Hank, said that " Nobodv loves a fat man? " ' B " COMPANY Captain Howze Lieutenants Dow ling Bliss Bryte 1st Sergeant Burton Co. Supply Sergeant Bigelow Sergeants Horn Hall, J. A. Dunaway Akerman, A. T. Bartz Woodworth, J. II. Ordway McComas Corporals Baxter Baird Stanton, W. C. Dean, W. E. Hickman Matthias Carroll, P. L. Perman Rhodes, E. L. Rig s. B. L. 1st Class Privates Ashburn Farwick Sears Strange 2d Class Privates Ross, R. C. Wade 3d Class Privates Daly, J. B. Derby Fooks Ham Hewitt Hines Holtzworth Huggins Irvine Kalakuka Kurstedt McBride, R. S. Morin, M. J. Peirce, G. F. Roth Schmidt, E. G. Trapnell Webb, E. M. West, J. M, Worthing Zwicker 4tli Class Privates Barnes, V. B. Brown, H. Browning, S. R. Buell Conklin Coolidge Cralle Ellsworth Gears Greear Hammack Harshbarger Hefley Hempstead Israel Kissner McNair Mattes Matthews, Mundy Murrell Myers, S. L Pettibone Pohl Scales Sirmyer Staley Story Stritzinger Svensson Trent Watkins, G, Williams, J, C. M. I ' ll ' ■ 1 - NE day a gray-haired Colonel stood on the corner of Tenth Avenue and watched the Corps march home from the mess hall. The colonel, tem- porarily overcome by sentiment and admiration, remarked, " How wonderful it would be if all of these young men could pass their three- score and ten just as they are now; always young and stalwart, always moving shoulder to shoulder in the same stately cadence; and after they have lived their lives as members of the Corps, how grand it would be if they could suddenly be cut down without ever undergoing the infirmities of old age. Now we can sympathize with the Colonel ' s emotional out- hurst, but we can ' t quite agree with him. But if the Great Kommander should give us a life sentence as Kaydets. there would be one ref|uest that we would make and that would I)o. " Oh Lord, never transfer us from iV Company. " As the Tactical Officer dryly remarked, " This will re(|uire a written exjjlanation. " I ' nlike the other companies of the Corps, we have no one sterling quality that flaunts itself before all eyes. Our orderly room is not a store-house for intramural athletic trophies, nor are our dress coat collars emblazoned like the ] lilky Way. Hut we see no reason why we should hide our Mazda under a water bucket. Looking over the Corps, we are justly proud of " B " Co. Need a good Regimental Commander? ' " B " Co. makes a specialty of ihom. TIow aboul ;i football captain? Sure, we have just the man. Furnish three-fifths of the Regimental Staff? Sure, we can accommodate you. Need a competent man to captain the swimming team?- ' We can furnish him. Athletes? Name your brand. " B " Co. meets the demand. CAPTMS MILLHR Forty-five AMOS TAPPAN AKERMAN U. S. Army ORLANDO, FLORIDA Corp. (3) : Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Marksman. AFTER sixteen months in the Regulars, with the 7th Engineers at Camp Jackson, S. C, Aky decided that the best way to com- plete his military education would be to come to the Academy. He spent the greater part of Plebe year in getting fully acquainted with the methods and ramifications of the academic departments, and then, after being firmly established, dug in his toes and thereafter was always to be found in the Engineer sections. .Aky ' s sufferings during the winter months in our Highland home were extreme indeed, and during those periods the sizzling radiator was his closest friend and comforter. But in the summer months, while the rest of us were longing for the cool shade of " a bough in the howling wilderness " he would coolly affirm that the weather was " just like it is at home. ' ' Aky is ordinarily quiet and self-contained, but there is one question which will always bring about an U])set in his mental equilibrium. I f vou would witness this, inquire of him •■Why is a Dnmb-bell? " THOMAS OUINN ASHBURxN, JR. Second District, Georgia WASHINGTON, D. C. . . B., Choir (4) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. TOM entered the Academy as the baby of his class and through no fault of the Academic Board he clung fast to the distinc- tion, or, rather, the distinction climg fast to him. But, speaking of the Academic Board — that was one thing that never seemed to worry Tom the least bit. The fact is, he probably had more time to devote to the study of really classical literature, like the works of Cosmopolv, than anyone else in the Corps. It was only a short time after Furlough that he composed his own famous masterpiece of belles-lettres and actually set the words to music — a heart-breaking melody founded on the experiences of a Kaydet on Furlough. Needless to say, from that time Tom was uni- versally and familiarly known as " Furlo Tom. ' ' It is not inconsistent with the purpose of these few lines to say that Tom became rather irreligious at one time during Second Class year. He had his shoes well soled in May and finished adding the little molecules of shoe- leather dust to the Area and his special domain over in Summer Cam]i late in July. RALPH FREL)J-:RJCK bartz U. S. Army SCRANTON, PENNA. Corp. (2); Sergeant (1); Pistol Team (3, 2, O; Howitzer StafI (1); Pi tol Expert; Monogram (3). FREDDY came to us from the Doiijjhljoys and to them he is returning. During his Plebe year he achieved distinction twice. Once was as a charter member of the " Fifth Division Bolsheviks, " and the second time was when he wore white gloves one bright June morning at the request of the Math. Department. With the target season of Yearling summer came Freddy ' s opportunity. His great accuracy with the pistol attracted favorable attention, and after that time he was one of the main- stavs of the Corps Pistol Team. Yearling year was one long struggle with the j Tath. Department, but Freddy was finally victorious. In other subjects he was somewhat of an engineer and he was a member of more than one first section. Yearling year also witnessed the beginning of a three-year struggle in the Riding Hall. Perhaps this long struggle has something to do with his choice of the Infantry as his branch of Service. WILLIAM H. BIGELOW Maine National Guard PORTLAND, MAINE Corp. (3, 2) ; Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol First Class. FRO.M tile city of Portland, in the ice-bound state of .Maine, to the arid desert lands of the Mexican Ilorder. a meteor flashed, and another recruit started on an Army career. That was back in 1916, and in the meanwhile Bill learned to sit a horse and even to ride one, as well as do lots of other useless things. Then, with this quipment. West Point was made the locale. Here Bill ' s ability as a horse- man and the application of at least one other accomplishment brought him to fame. As an expression of appreciation for these exceptional merits the mentors of our destinies awarded him an extra furlough. . 11 this, of course, was during the " unre- generate " period. Since then Piccolo has been a model to pattern after. So sincere has been his application to academic endeavor that the cognomen of " Steinmetz " has been lavished upon him. And his " dis " record must be of the best, for he has never been known to miss a week-end leave. (Rumor has it that he is never long enough away from his bunk to get himself quilled — but after all, that is only a rumor.) ACK in ' 16, when Villa was strutting his stuff on the Border, this young " feller " played truant from school and signed up in the Cavalry to help chastise him. After ridint - outpost for a hit along the Rio, the well-known war " over there " hecame a trifle pressing, wherefore he was given a machine gun witli which to settle up that affair. How well he succeeded is now a matter of history. . nd after the deluge — what? A cub reporter in Chicago during the race-rioting of 1920. A cable-tool oil worker in Vyoming and Texas. . nd then the birth of aml)ition. The Army had been his hobby ; now it seemed well to make it a profession. And so lie took his place in " the long Grey Line. ' ' In five years (he was " found in Law " during his Yearling year) at the Academy he has dis- ])layed an engaging versatility: bear witness liis activity as a fancy diver, a baseball player, a Hundredth Night Entertainer, a quondam poet, to say nothing of his peculiar ability witli a banjo, and his A]l-. merican talent as an Astor-Athlete. WALTER GRANT BRYTE At Large, California PASADENA, CALIF. Corp.(3,2); Lieutenant (1) ; Football (2, 1) ; Mo Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. IT is a very great contrast between the sunny shores of California and the rock-bound Highlands of the Hudson. But in order to prepare himself for a great career, Walter braved the comparative discomforts and in- conveniences of our winter seasons. His chief interest is in aviation, and after . ' graduation we expect to see him a member of the Air branch of the country ' s fighting forces. His Plebe year was crowded with the customary events that go to make the life of a Fourth Classman a burden, but he came u]) smiling. As a Yearling, he did his best to pass on to others his ex])eriences as a Plebe — according to the established and accepted customs and traditions of the Corps. His first three years were spent with " A " ' Co., in the society of the celebrated " keen files, " but witli the coming of First Class year, summer camp and lieutenant ' s chevrons, he was transferred lo " B ' ' Co. and guided the destinies of the second platoon there for the remainder of his term at the . cademv. ALlUiRT HAK KY J ' .UkTUX Scfdiiil I ' istrict. Missouri AIOHHRLV, MO. THAT spoony " lop kick " of " P. " Co! A sliininfj exami lf fur all I ' lebes to follow if they are desirous of rankiiiif liiijli in the " A " ' column of anyone ' s poop-sheet Although he hails from the land of the Ions- eared mule, he has made little use of that time worn expression, " You ' ve got to show me. " or at least, he has l)een easily shown. For, although he boasted of no college or prep school work before coming here, he has more than held his own in academic work and has done so with comparative ease. There is little that can be done in the or- dinary life and routine of a ka det that he hasn ' t done, and (kme well. lie can work or play. He has " bugled " in Plelie Math, and has " maxed " Ordinance. He has " dragged blind ' ' and has gone on week-end leaves. What more could be asked of mortal cadet? The great question during his First Class year was " Cavalry or Coast? " but whichever one it may be, that branch will gain an officer ready to make his mark either on the drill tield or at a Simdav afternoon tea. ALBERT RENO DOW LINO Third District. Alahaimi OZ.-VRK, AL.-X. Corp. (3. 2) ; Lieutenant (1) ; Howitzer Committee (1) ; Water Polo (4); Football S |uad (3, 2, 1): . ssistant Manager (3); Monogram (2, 1); Swirnming (4); Indoor Meet (4, 3); Choir (4, 3, 2, I); Pistol Marksman. HEREIX is found an unusual variety of capabilities and characteristics. It has been held that every good man must have enemies, and Reno has proved to be no ex- ception, for Mor])heus was a foe who gave no (|uarter in his nightly fight to thwart Reno ' s efi ' orts to leave the bedding piled until nine o ' clock, especially during First Class year. Reno has always hovered around First Sections, but has not been too " hivy " to be human, for he possesses a good sense of the fitness of things and of the real things of life ; he is able to find the funny, instead of the gloomy side of every situation ; he is adaptable and capable of handling well the jobs he is called upon to tackle. He gave much of his time and effort to that rough and ready organization of the Arniv gridiron known as the " P. " squad, but who go their way unbonnred and un.sung — just a cog in the football system. Reno has proved himself a man who can make friends and keep them and who can always be depended upon to deliver the goods. FINIS EWING DUNAWAY, JR. Third District, Georgia AMERICUS, GA. Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Election Committee (1); Rifle Marksman. IN the early summer of 1921, Dun, a true Southern gentleman of the old regime, jour- neyed northward and joined the ranks of the ' ' Future Generals " in the Academy. His en- trance was not marked by the usual " faux pas " of new cadets, his only embarrassment having been caused by the finding of a mysterious flask, exposed unexpectedly at the contraband table. In his Plebe year. Dun fmmd little difficulty in mastering his studies. The stubborn problems of the Math. Department succumbed before the penetrating attack of this warrior fresh from " Marion. " Not satisfied with his own success, he generously devoted much of his time to coaching less fortunate classmates who would otherwise have fallen by the way- side after tiie first Christmas exams. During his Third and Second Class years, he continued tliis good work, but nevertheless found time to add to the list of " Things I am famous for. " ' One of his best in this direction was when he marched on the guard detail with a keen feninie securely attached to his arm, much to the annoyance of the Officer in Charge. AUGUST WILUAM FARWICK Eleventh District, Illinois ELGIN, ILLINOIS Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram (3, 2, 1); Lacrosse (3, 2); Hockey (2); Pistol Marksman. GUS is the embodiment of all those qualities which go to make up a real " he-man. " He is gifted with one of the most powerful physiques that has ever been inside a gray uniform. The equation of his disposition is a straight line — he has never known excitement and his temper is positively dormant. In com- bination with these physical endowments, he possesses the happy faculty of making and keeping friends. When Knute K. Rockne was asked, " Who is the most dreaded linesman that Notre Dame will oppose in its 1924 season? " that renowned personage replied, " Farwick of the Army. " .•Xs a football player, Gus was unheralded when he came to the Academ ' . He had played high- school football at Elgin, but, strictly speaking, he was merely a candidate for the squad. By sheer display of ability he won a berth on the first team at the beginning of his Yearling year and since that time was never on the bench during a single period of any of the big games. Just as there is but one Crowlev. C range or Koppisch. there is but one Farwick in the annals of football. Corp. (2) JOHN AMOS HALL Nineteenth District. Ohio ASHTABULA. OHIO Srrgcant (O: Honor Committt;: (O; Rifle Sharp- sliootcr. Pistol SliarpshooltT. 1M rt ' d-headed, lianclsonie. and I don ' t s c a damn, sir! " This bit of speech invariably ended Red ' s conferences with l ' ])per Classmen diiriny his Plebe year, and his four years of cadet life have exemplified it. . cadcmic work was the least of his worries. . s a matter of fact, it was the spirit expressed in our oncninsi- sentence that kept him from first sections, hut he remained a strang er to white .Efloves and final exams. His was alwavs a nature filled with the strictest sense of justice and honor, as well as eflFervescent with sunshine and a general jnie de 7 " i7rr. When days were bluest and dreams of Christmas leave or furlo seemed hopeless of fulfillment, it was his indomitable sfood nature and ever-readiness to see the britrhter side of thines that turned the dark c ' ouds inside out. Ever and anon from his room would come the twanging of a banjo and upon those oc- casions an audience would be sure to assemble to listen to a plaintive melody filled with sen- timent or to the latest hit from the Follies. STANLEY JAMES HORN IVisconsin National Guard COLBY, WIS. Corp. (2) ; Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. BEHOLD ye, a tall and stalwart lad of Msconsin ! Like many of us, he did not get off with a bang in academic work during Plebe Fall, and the first of October found him not so far away from the " Immortals " in Math., English and French. One morning during this period of gloom he made a visit to the " medicos. " ' with a certain dark purpose in mind. but. fortunately for him. there was no result. Quietly and unnoticed he has come up. and although even now he is not rated as a brilliant Engineer, he has been seen in more than one first section. Always earnest and sincere in his work, he can be depended on to deliver the goods at the designated place at the designated time and in proper condition. " Coast with, " it will be for him. All we have to say is that the Coast and the " with " will get a darned good man. Having risen slowly but surely for four years here at the Academy, we predict that he will continue to rise out in the Service, and " may he bring our god-son up to join the Army, too. " Fifty-one H ' ROBERT LEE HOWZE Senatorial, Nezi. Mc.vico FORT BLISS, TEXAS Corp. f3. 2.) ; Captain (1) : Swimming (3, 2) ; Monogram (2) : nolo (V) ■ Indoor Meet f3.2, 1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter. Hundredth Xight (2). E comes from Te.xas, where the ' ride ' em hard and long ' ' and tliere is no induce- ment that could change his determination to take the Cavalry. Bob was one of the best riders in tlie Academy and it came as no sur- prise when he became a jiermanent member of the polo team during his First Class year. When Bob made his debut to the Academy, he was, by some strange freak of chance, i:)Ut into " D " Co., and it took the " Powers That Be " three long years to catch him and put him where he belonged — with the flankers of " B " Co., as their company commander. So. for that last long year, he held them hack in their mad rush to the Mess Hall and chased them KUt when it was lime to leave. There has bi ' en many an " Tmmnrlal " wlm has had reason to be thankful to Bdb for the hitter ' s help in jjassing the semi-annual night- mare of writs, and no better thing than this can be said of any kaydet. MLL1AA1 GARDNER PLUMMER first District, Alabama MOBILE, ALA. Corp. (3); Sergeant (1); Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Marks- man, Choir (-4, 3, 2. 11. BILL has forever been on the war path concerning the weather as fnund in New York State, " than which there is nothing whicher " — to use his own words. Xow and then he let up on the weather, how-ever, long enough to issue a few remarks about the T. D. and the quill system, but — let the temperature drop a few degrees and the T. D. would be altogether forgotten. His highest ]icaks of oratory occurred when the Tac had just finished liazing him for not having had the room projierly ventilated, when the thermometer out- side reported ten de.grees or so to the bad. By actual cmint, last Fall, he missed calling at the Hotel just one week-end between Sep- tember and Christmas, and as for hops, he is still batting lOO r. He states for publication that his intentions are not serious, hut we have our doubts. P)ill suffered no headaches in getting by with his studies. He had some secret system all his own for foxing the Academic Board, and it always worked beautifully. GODWIX URUWAVJK. Second District, Mississipf ' i FORT SHERMAN, PANAMA Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (I); Football (4); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. WHO is tlie hardest man in ' L ' Co., Mr. Dunibjohn ? " Inevitably the reply of the so ciuestioned I ' lcbe was. ' " Mr. Ordway, sir. " ' Such was a reputation that might well be the envy of aspirinj and ambitious Yearlings. Although pos.sessing all the qualilications that go toward making a snake, Tjodwiu was seldom seen at Culluni. .More frequently he was found seeking solace in pipe and com- forter and lost in the b(.)ok-bound thoughts of a master of literature. M other times he was found, time and weather permitting, as whole- heartedly engaged in a smashing tennis duel. This quality of concentration mixed with that of determination and persistence charac- terized his work as well as his play and has carried him far, academically, although there were times when after-taps and before-reveille preparations were employed. I ' lUt now, all of those dreaded contests are memories and the future is impending. For " ession — that of amis. fifty- three WALTER S. STRANGE I ' iftccnth District, Massachusetts TAUNTON, MASS. Rifle Sharpshooter. WHEN Walt arrived at the Academy, all went well until the much-dreaded academic work started in September. For quite a while, Walter was a charter member of the " Immortals. " But a good man just can ' t be kept down and Walt was no exception to this rule, for soon things began to get brighter and he managed to finish the four-year race well up in the class. Walt was one of the biggest-hearted men in the Academy and always had a smile ready to help out when things possessed a bluish tinge and the time until June seemed an eternity. L ' pon more than one occasion, when someone had a " drag " and N. C. O. or guard tour scheduled for the same date, Walt was ever wiUing to help out, and it is in times like thai that a friend in need is a friend indeed. The Infantry is Walt " s choice and he is desirous of getting his first post in New England, near home. MLLIAM HOLMES WOOD Thirty-fuurth District, Nezv York BALTIMORE, MD. Corp. C3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Star " A " (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (4, 3, 2, 1); Basket- ball (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain (1); Class Vice- President (3); Atliletic Representative (2, 1); Silver Bay (3, 2); Sunday School Teacher (1). WE here introduce (needlessly) the " pre- mier punter of the East, " the staunch defender of the Army basket, and out-fiekler extraordinary. To let Bill go at that, though, would be an injustice. He is an invaluable aid to the instructors for injecting interest into a listless academic section. " Now, Sir, " (with sage head-waggings) " I remember down lK)nie that — " and the instructor is in for some plaus- ible refutations of a hitherto uncontested fact. Just to show his versatility. Bill began fre- quenting hops. As soon as he had successfuUv proven that a good man could be as formidable in an F. D. coat as in a Jersey, his interest waned. Perhaps he found his social triumphs too easy. In discussing this outstanding figure one must stress athletics. As surely as athletics are the heart of every .Vmerican educational institution, Bill is in the limelight in all our endeavors in sport. We lose an invaluable man in football, basketball and baseball by his graduation. Fifty-five C " COMPANY Captain Heacock Lieutenants Wood, W. H. Ritchie Clinton 1st Sergeant Kctchum Co. Supply Sergeant Bryan. J. W. Sergeants Shaw. R. M. Mack DePew Moore, W. T. Crosland Daniel, J. Bruner, G. F. Stephenson, W. G. Corporals IVarsun, R. W. Brusher Murphy, E. J. Reeve Martin, C. E. Harris, S. R. Kirchhoff Alunson, E. L. McKinney. M. J. Levin 1st Class Privates Berilla Cole Haskell, J. H. F. Schercr Skalandzunos 2(1 Class Privates Horton. T. R. Johnson, L. W Munson, F. P. 3(1 Class Privates Allen, C. S. Collins, J. F. Curtis, R. W. Ehrgott, W. W. Flock Ganahl Glavin Gr?.nholin Gray, E. B. Gregg Hendricksen Lepping Lewis. M. K. Miller. D. P. Moseley. G. V. Sink Solem Upthegrove Wheeler, F. V. Wils..n, .L Wohlforth 4th Class Privates Bryan, J. K. Bullock. R. L. Caldwell, W. G. Colhoun, A. A. Cummings Dan Finlay Fox Frederick Fuller, L. A. Gilbert Gilchrist Griffin, T. N. Gude Heavenridge Howard, C. F. Inics Ingraham Jones. W. S. Keck King Knudsen Meacham Mitchell, D. C. Molner Moore, W. T. Murphy, W. E. O ' Connell Olds Olin Organ Price Samford Smith, D. C. Somerville Fifty-six a C COMPANY ELL Al old scout it sure is kinda funny to look back see this " C " Co. that were goin to leave get us our Sam Browns all. Dont think ,e aint got no Hi-Hat AI becaws are First classmt us gu s are now swelt head on acct. of bein now B ' irst classmen Al. Only when a First Class Buck gets ready to go Al he k ' nda looks back Al seez what a fine Co. " C " Co. is how he will miss all the now fun when he has went. Well Al only to-day I was B S-ing with a other Klean Sleave he says remenil)er what good times we had when we was Plebes do ycai renieniher our tack when — t! well Al to make it a long short story this fello felt as now bad o er leavin as me . 1 says no 1 wont forget I says 1 only hope that we ' ll all remember " C " Co. as the best Co. in the now Corps which it is Al you im that. Well we couldn ' t go out get a snoot full like we wanted to as we wasnt in the Aster so we went in Baraks crawled a couple of Plebes felt good. Well Al I just wanted to now tell you what a fine Co. " C " Co. is you want to now remember that A . 1 could tell _ ou a thousan insidense about " C " Co. but you no them all Al every- body does. Our now L- ' irst Class is leav in June when we go Al you stay make " C " Co. as fine a now Co. as it always has bin. Rgds. Ed P. S. I will let you nn wlicn T win the Class Cup Al like you told me you e. i)ecl it me to . Rgds again i GEORGE P. BERILLA Senatorial, Wasliington TACOMA, WASH. Rifle Marksman, Corp. (2) ; Catholic Choir, Champion Base- ball Team, Summer Camp (1). GEORGE was not lost in these eastern industrial centers during his life here, for his week-end leaves during First Class year were always spent somewhere down in Jersey. George came into the Academy with the Class of ' 24, but toward the end of his Plebe year, ran into some hard luck in connection with the Math. Department and was sent home to try again. And try again he did, this time with success, showing an amount of deter- mination and courage that was creditable to the extreme. His Plebe and Yearling ) ' ears were passed in " B " Co., but after our return from furlough, in one of the ver ' many shuflies made lay the Tactical Department, he was transferred to " C " Co. In the latter company, during First Class year, he superintended the Plebes in the famous 18th Division " riding hall. " He crashed into fame overnight, during Second Class year, when one of the Spanish instructors told him that his name was the only one in the section room that could be correctly pronounced in the Spanish language. GEORGE FREDERICK BRUNER Third District, West Virginia WHEELING, W. VA. Soccer (4); Baseball, Summer Camp (1); Sergeant (1). IT may seem strange that from the name " George Frederick Bruner, " a nickname like " Gus " may ever have been derived. But such was the case during our Plebe summer, when Freddy Cusack christened him thus, and it stuck. He will probably have it engraved at his head when he leaves this world of femmes, parades and disappointments. For three years, Gus ' sleeves were clean, but at last, during First Class year, the Tactical Department was inveigled into bestowing the chevrons of a sergeant upon him. The only weakness we have known Gus to display during the last four years has been in the direction of vanity cases, miniatures and flowers. Gus ' ventures during his life as a cadet were varied and more or less successful, but he has always remained essentially the same — a mighty good pal and friend. It is with a feeling of deep regret that we shake hands with him for the last time, for he is going into the Air Service, you know. But there still remains a hope, for he is highly susceptible to the charms set forth bv the Coast. JOHN WiDDKK BRYAN Pennsylvania National Guard HARRISBURG. PA. Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrostlins (4); Manager (3, 2, 1); String Monogram, Football (3. 2 ; Camp Champion Base- ball (1); Pistol Marksman. GRIMM thought that he was a teller of fairy tales, but in his wildest flight he never told of any of his characters swimming forty miles in the (Uilf of Mexico when the waves were running a hundred feet high. Widder is a teller of tales extraordinary and, as he avers, the bearer of three pounds of lead that was given to him with aiiiiiius fiirandi. This burden that he carries aronnd with him, however, does not prevent him from being one of the spryest hoppers that ever inflicted a bending moment on Culluni ' s floor. Perhaps that extra mass is what imparts such tremen- dous velocity to the baseballs that he hurls from the pitcher ' s box. According to present plans, it would seem that the military life will not hold him. The call of the Corps of Motorized Cits has reached him. HUBERT MERRILL COLE At Large, Massachusetts PITTSFIELD, MASS. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. Sr C rose to fame early in our Plebe year. " .Mr. Cole! " bellowed a certain Battalion Adjutant. " Ho-o-o! " retaliated Soc ! — thus as- suring for himself a place on the pedestal of notoriety. Upper Classmen gathered from far and near and he had truly become a " personage " in the twinkling of an eye. The Parson is an " Army child, " and before coming to the Acad- emy, took a preparatory course at Schadman ' s so that he would be able to answer promptly and properly to the multi-varied questions which are always propounded to the unfor- tunate Plebe. In all of our four ears together, it was on very rare occasions indeed that we saw Soc " ruflled " or jolted out of his customary quiet and serene manner. He went calmly and im- perturbably about his business, a hard and conscientious worker, always. Although not an athlete, there was no more ardent follower and supporter of athletic con- tests in the Corps. He is passionately devoted to the ideals exemplified by West Point in all of her varied fields of activity. Sixty JOHN DANIEL, JR. Eii htli DLsfrict, .Alabama NASHVILLI ' ., TENN. Choir (2, 1); Color Line (1) ; Pointer Staff (2); Pistol Sharp- shooter, Rifle Sharpshooter, Sergeant (1). IT is usually one of two thinjjs that brings a man to West Point. I Ic comes here because his father did so, or else because he knows no better. Xnw Danny should have known better, because two of his brothers before him wore the (jray. Piut he was not to be outdone. Feeling that he could do anything that they had done, he too, came to the . caclemy. Once here, however, the path was not an easy one. During i ' lehc year, his chin had a most disconcerting propensity for jutting out into the air at all times, and of cour.se this attracted the attention of Upper Classmen to an unwelcome degree. For three years, Danny was immune to feminine charms, but First Class summer camp, the Waterloo of so many men of the Corps, was responsible for his downfall and he came back to barracks in September with an " O. . ' . ( ). ' ' added to the list of ordinary cadet troubles. The . ' unount of determination. al)ility and just plain " grit ' ' that he has shown during the past four years gives us ample foundation for our faith in him. JOHN LAING DEJ ' EW Third District. New York BROOKLYN, N. Y. Corp. (4, 3): Sergeant (1); General Committee. Cimp Illumination (1). J.VCK decided, or rather, someone else de- cided fur him. that four ' ears in one compan - w;is quite enough longevity status to accumulate. So " ' C ' " Co. wooed him from the midg ' ets at the beginning of the final lap. Hence it came about that the long and short ends of the Corps once more agreed on some- thing. For no matter where Jack lands, he is welcomed by the society of good fellows. It ' s impossible to find him out of sorts. Possibly " foundation. " and later, the loss of Second Class Christmas leave, convinced him that laughing little things off is the only ap- proved solution. Xo matter how the habit became attached, it ' s there to stay. Unques- tionable proof of this is to be found in his calm and serene wait for an opportunity to divide the " shavetail ' s " pay voucher by two. Four years of " soireeing " the same postman haven ' t affected John ' s decision in the least. His desire to join the heavier-than-air forces at Brooks Field has not wavered. . HARRY OSCAR ELUNGER Pennsylvania National Guard HARRISBURG, PA. Corp. (3, 2) ; Sergeant (1) ; Lieutenant (1) ; Beast Detail (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, Football (4, 3, 2, 1); •■A " (3, 2, 1) ; Baseball (4, 3, 2. 1) ; " A " (3, 1) ; Captain (1) ; Swimming (4); Hockey (2, 1): Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Board of Governors of First Class Club (1). SLEEP that knits up the raveled sleeve of care, " says Hariy Oscar Ellinger, " is like a wine of some old vintage, very rare, and exquisitely flavored. The memory thereof is fragrant, the anticipation thereof is keen, and the realization thereof is soothing. " Such is his philosophy, yet like all his illustrious pre- decessors, from Plato to EHis, he breaks down his self-imposed barriers. Verily, it is a strange combination, this Harry EHinger. Football, baseball, hockey, swimming, in due season claim his earnest ef- forts. How to account for these things is a problem far too complicated for us, unless by some lucky chance we stumble onto it. Let ' s see — boning files? No, not Harry. For fun? Well, maybe. Ah, we have it. 1 Ic ' s trying to sublimate that sleep complex! l!ul I bear a strange nasal sound — Hush. Say, Jimmic, that sly old complex just broke loose again ! V JOHN HENRY F. HASKELL Tiventy-nhitJi District, Nezv York SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y. Star (4) ; Corp. (3, 2) ; B. A., A. B., Fencing Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram, Fencing (2); Indoor Meet (4. 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2) ; Pistol Sharpshooter. Rifle Sharpshooter, Hundredth Night Program Editor (2, 1) ; Soccer Squad (2, 1) ; Small " A " (1) ; General Committee, Camp Illumination (1); Pomter Staff (2, 1); Associate Editor (1); Howitzer Board (1); Hop Manager (1). J. CK is spoony to a degree, but indifferent withal, as the ideal kaydet should be. He contributed to everything that makes this po- tential prison home of ours a place where one learns to derive the maximum of pleasure in the minimum of time. The Area knows him ; Hundredth Night Shows and Camp Illumination know him ; The Pointer and Hoii-itcer know him ; the soccer field and fencing Armory know him; and managing kaydet hops and keeping goats on the Corps squads have been incidental. When studies would begin to pall, his reminiscences of experiences in the Phili]ii)ines, Russia, the Near East, the capitals of Europe and the indolent life of a hobo in the South would always be a fountain of entertainment and always furnish a new interest in life. The chief interests at present, however, are the " One and Only, " graduation, and jjoints beyond. Wil N Si.viy-tu ' O WILLIAM O ' CONNOR HEACOCK At Large ALHUQUERQUE. N. M. I ' istol and Rifle Sharpshooter, Corp. (3. 2) ; Captain (1) ; Corps Track (4, 3, 2. 1); " A, ' ' Boxing (4 : Indoor Meet (4. 3,2, 1); Numerals, Class Treasurer (2, 1); Beast Detail (1). NEW MEXICO gnve of her best when she sent ns r.ill. As a Plehe Bill lined up even wilji ns all. hut with pleasin,e con- sistency has placed himself amonff the leaders in every line of cadet activity. This habit of leading has been a thorn in the Davy ' s side for three years as each sprini:; the best of her sprinters follow i ' .ill across tlic finish tape. As cadet captain and nicinbcr of the Beast Detail, his military abilit - was marked, and even now he can draw from memory all the terrain, roads, bushes and sentry lines of the Plehe camp at Peekskill. Bill is one of those fortunate men whose disposition and character combine frankness, diligence, wit. indifference, and sincerity in proportions whose reactions are friendships. We predict for him a successful career as a pilot. HUBERT W. KETCHUM. JR. .It Large S. N FRANCISCO, CAL. Bugle Corps (4); Corp. (2); 1st Senreant (1) Hundredth Night (2, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Pointer Staff (1). S. NDY came to the Academy from out by the Golden Gate, a true soldier of fortune, bom and bred in the Army. Two years of West Point passed, and then circumstances called Sandy home, but the Army determina- tion couldn ' t be downed and ' 25 was the gainer. He pulled through the Second Class dead space with the rest of us, and when June came he blossomed forth as the dashing First Ser- geant of " C " Co. Summer camp held the traditional romance, thrills, hard work and narrow escapes. But he wasn ' t so much affected by Midsummer Mad- ness that he couldn ' t he trusted with the Camp Illumination funds, and rumour has it that there was some ice cream on hand after all. Then came First Class year, clear sailing, a " stay-back " or two and June. " C " Co. will remember Sandy for his methods with the turbulent " tac " — just enough of the salt of efficiency and the pepper of in- difTerence. The Corps will remember his " Did You Know ' s " and sport write-ups, but his classmates will remember him as just Sandy EDWARD CLEMENT MACK Pcuiis k ' aiiia Nntioiial Guard NANTTCOKE, PENX. Football " A " (4. 3. 2. 1); Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4, 3, 2) ; Honor Committee. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. Beast Detail, Indoor Meet (3,2. 1) ; Champion{2). ' ERY year Ijrings to the Academy a score E finish their four years among- the leaders in the various phases of cadet life. Eddie is cer- tainly no exception, for he ranks in the van. not only in sports, but in the esteem of his classmates. His powerful build and native aggressiveness have made him a man to be feared, not only by Navy linesmen but also in the ring. His ability in the " line " may be attributed by some to his former position as mess sergeant in the Pennsylvania National Guard. His greatest fault is his singing of obligatos and folk songs in the cold .gray minutes between reveille and breakfast. Eddie is so devoted to his studies that, with the approval of the Academic Board he spent almost his entire First Class Cbristmas leave poring over volumes of Elementary and Criminal Law. However, the Academic Board came out second in this contest. He leaves with us the memoriesof a man — athlete, fighter, and friend e.xtraordinarv. wi;i:. WILEY THOMAS MOORE U. S. Army LAVERNE, OKLA. Inrloor Meet(4 ' ); Corp. (3) ; Rifle Marksman, lit Sergeant ((1). if AT induced you to come to West : Ir. " " Nothing. Sir! " And that was about all in the way of ex]ilanation that was necessary. Being wholly unprepared for the shock of unexpected things brought thrill after thrill to Wiley within a short time after his arrival here. Plebe life was long and very uncomfortable, so Wiley thought, along with the rest of us. So he played Yearling long before Recognition — ■ but he was caught ! ! ! Hard work and silent concentration, mingled with the joys of athletics, magazines and movies, for a long time kept the femmes from getting a chance at this Westerner. But even the best of men fall hard, when the time comes, so Culluiu Hall and Flirtation ' alk arc cn- tillcd 111 one more decoration. IModesty seems to be the controlling facttn- in ' ilev ' s life. But this modesty is crowned with the determination to make the best of everything with the least trouble to others. WI fa::-. »t4)i HAIL tlic WILLIAM LUDLUW RITCHIE First District, Arkansas HELENA, ARK. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman, Corp. (3, 2) ; Lieutenant (1); Cadet Band (4); Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager Baseball (3, 2); Manager Baseball (1); String Monogram, Summer Baseball Championship Team. Assistant ICx. Camp Illumination, Co. Howitzer Representative, Indoor Meet (2, 1); Howitzer Staff (1). •entlciiian from Arkansas. ' ' ' Cliaiit c the name of that ni)ble state? " Why, aU-fired, no. . ' ftcr all the notable con- tributions of this turbulent commonwealth, she once more sends forth a favored son. Gifted with rare versatility. Bill has in turn been a i ood soldier, a writer of odd and sundry dope sheets, an expert manaj er of Corps activities and athletics, and a noble sheik. Although he drags consistently, he seems always to find time for this multitude of tasks. Managing has become his hobby, for when the Corps needs somebody to put through an idea it just naturally falls to his lot. We refuse to make predictions as to his future : it ' s impossible. Just when we think he has found his vocation, up jumps Bill in hot jHirsuit of another calling. Just now he wants a mounted branch, whether with or without, we do not know. LOUIS C. SCHERER, JR. Senatorial, Minnesota WASHINGTON, D. C. Corp. (3, 2) ; Sta 5 (4) ; B. A. (2) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Indoor Meet (3). B( )RN in Canada, yet not a Canadian ; ap- pointed from Minnesota, yet not a Swede : hailing from Washington, yet not a politician : lived in " C " Co.. yet went on week-end leaves: behold Lou, the soul of incongruity. Salute him as one who has always taken the most of everything in life — whether a bridge hand or a four-year stayover at West Point. The Acad- emic Departments gave him stars ; the Tactical Department decked his sleeves with chevrons ; the Battalion Board " busted " him ; Cullum Hall was always good to him. So you see he has dnink the cup of cadet life to the very dregs. He is very much addicted to good fiction, broad smiles, mildly radical ideas and " laugh- ing jags. " But with all this, Lou is really an Engineer — as many a goat whom he coached through the writs will testify. We all know that he will always ride the crests. Sixty-five RONALD M. SHAW Fifth District, Michigan GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Hundredth Night (4,3.2.1); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Color Line (1); Band (4); Fourth Class Entertainment (4); Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1). R( )N is typical of the one and only " true Cavalier " — just like one of the knights of old. He acquired the uplifting and inspiring title of ' ' Newburgh " when he once expressed an ambition to spend his Yearling Christinas leave in that well-known town up the river. Like all humans, Ron has had his " ups and downs " along the paths of cadet life, but he has always come up smiling, whether the victim or the victor. But with all strength comes a weakness of some sort and, like so many others, Ron invested in a miniature and other accessories. Ron ' s hobby is the Cavalry, and from what we know of his riding, we wish liim all the luck in the world. Someone is going to have trouble, but we sincerely hope that it will be the horse. However, he claims that his long suit is duck hunting. Ron was a good pal and a true friend. We will always remember his particiiwtion in the Hundredth Night Shows and in the Cadet Orchestra. ENOCH J. SKALANDZUNOS U. S. Arm y EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. Ol ' T of the blurred vagueness of the dark and distant past comes the memory of having once been told that Jose aspires to occupy the throne of the country from which he inherits his lengthy cognomen. Then he would be able to lounge upon the velvety soft- ness of his throne, reek the atmosphere with his mighty coal black pipe, and dream unending dreams. Primarily indifferent to everything that bears the slightest relation to academic work, but intensely interested in the practical side of life. His love of tinkering has been the dow nfall of all the Victrolas. clocks and kodaks that have come within his reach. Radio fans fear to trust their delicate instruments to his mechanical fingers, because he would prob- ably change them to a Furlo Ford before he finished. It is expected thai the Tank Corps will have Skal with it again after graduation. WILLIAM G. STEPHENSON liighth District, Missouri COLUMBIA, MO. Polo (1); Sergeant (1). STEVE came licre from a college town, but his sophistication was of little avail in his contact with the Upper Classmen during his Plebe year, and it is a well-known fact that Steve certainly did smell more than his share of sulphur and brimstone during that ionsj, sorrowful year. Steve was one of the " Immortals " during his entire four years. The story of how he made five touchdowns against the En ' ineers in the Goat-Engineer football game of 1923 has long been a matter of class history. lie has always deserved something more than Intramural football, but genius in its youth is seldom recognized. During First Class year, he made the polo squad and played a very creditable game. The men of his company are proud of him because he rose on his own merits alone. And now the rumor is going around that he will rise still higher, as he is planning to enter the Air Service. ULIVE CASS TORBETT ' Eleventh District, Texas WACO, TEXAS TT T takes little intuition to surmise that OUie - ' is a fearless, stalwart son of the Lone Star State. Four years of our refining influence have failed to delete from his vocabulirv such desi)erate phrases as " a red-blooded he-man, " " the great, wide, open spaces, " etc. Yet despite his lurid vocabulary and his hair-trigger Texas temper, the South has graced him with a per- suasive voice, a cheerful, sunny disposition, and a warm, generous heart. Here his south- ern kinship abruptly ceases, for be it known that he is a hivy demon with the slipstick, and has a previi cinched on every formation. ' D " COMPANY Captain Channon Lieutenants Johnson, E. L. Underwood Esposito 1st Sergeant Mosteller Co. Supply Sergeant Woods, L. B. Sergeants Barlow Seleen Huyssoon Crandall, H. W. DeWees Hodge Dawson. M. M. Reams, E. B. Corporals Heiber { Storke, H. P. Tones, L. Elliott, J. C. B. James, T. H. Smith, G. A. Wheaton Hawthorne Halversen Richardson, W. M. 1st Class Privates Baldwin Bradley Cabell, C. P. Le Favour McMahan Noyes, E. T. 2 ] Class Privates Mayo Sims G. H. P. W. Werner Schenck 3d Class Privates Axup Bender, G. E. Clinch Davidson, Edwards, Funston Ginder Hackman Holraer Hopper Hutchison, C. R. Long, J. A. McKee, M. McNutt Matthews, W. S. Shillock Stanton, R. G. Whelchel Whitehouse Zeller Chamberh ' in. E. J. 4th Class Privates Adams Anderson, A. V. Anderson, S. E. ■ Beall Beaumont Bock Rrickman Burnett Butler Currie, W. R. Currv, B. T. Daley, E. K. Delmonico Doyle, D. G. Easton, R. L. Everest Gimmler Hosch Jack, W. Jaeger Kerr Kurz Marshall Michela Miguel O ' Donnell Pickett Pierce, E. R. Ross, L. G. Ryan, T. W. Shepherd Smyser Thompson, M. P. Walter Wilkinson Sixty-eight D " COMPANY IMJiS and the customs of men may change, but " D " Co. goes on forever with the same old spirit which has ahvays made the 15th and 16th divi- sions pleasant places in which to live. No ever-lasting " grumblers, " no " cut-throats, " no " nle boners " — just a bunch of " square-shooters " who take the joys and discomforts of life up here at the " Point " as they come. One for all; and all for one- — that ' s " D " Co! In things military we aren ' t vain enough to consider ourselves a collec- tion of Grants, Lees and Pershings, but, at the same time, we manage to eke out a fair number of " lines " without undue exertion. " Pinkie Chambers ' Lost Platoon " will never be forgotten, but the troops usually succeed in following Channon into the area in time for Satur- day inspection. As for Sports! Now you have " D " Co. at its best! From football to cruss-word puzzles we can hold uur own with any other aggregation in the Corps. The cups in the orderly room make the mantle-piece groan under a weight that is almost too great to be borne. Let " V Co. and the rest tight it out " passing in review, " we ' ll just sit tight and let the Plebes shine the trophies that come to us in a never ending stream. Come over some Saturday night and get a taste of our hospitality. We strive to please; and the aim of all our em- ployees is to satisfy! We ' ll share your joys and sorrows, commend you for your good work, celebrate your birthday in a way you ' ll never forget — and send you staggering home with vivid recollections of your reception by the " near weavers of the blood sword, " the melodious members of ' 26, the yearning Yearlings, and the pensive Plebes of " D " Co. MA.rou loxivs Sixty-nine THEODORE A. BALDWIN, III At Large WASHINGTON, D. C. TED came to us, an honest to goodness Army child. He began his long career of breaking rules and regulations by gravitating w ith the rest of us future generals into the goats. He was an engineer in only one sub- ject. That was the science for which Cullum Hall and its attached balcony were built. He missed quite a few hops, but, queer though it may seem, he always had confinements to serve on those Saturday evenings anyway. But dancing isn ' t his only athletic accom- plishment. For four years he has been one of the mainstays of the tennis team. Watching him on the courts is an education in itself. ' Phis spring he added to his laurels by his hard riding and hitting on the polo squad. By way of rounding out he is going in for aviation, in which we feel sure that he will meet popularity and success. % L ARLEIGH TODD BELL U. S. Army HARRISBURG, ILL. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Corp. (3. 2) ; 1st Sergeant (1); Beast Detail (1); Cross Country (i) ; Track (3). npHIS young Lochinvar from the West ( of ■ ' • Illinois) was " Mister Dumbbell " to the first Upper Classman who undertook to teach him the rudiments of cadeterie. Apt, but in- appropriate (can you reconcile the two?), the title has remained these four long years. Cool, clear-headed, deliberate, in theory or practice Arleigh typifies the real engineer. He possesses an inherent ability for exercising good judgment. Indeed, the occasion on which he " ties things up " are as rare as a total solar- eclipse or the " suspension of all military duties except the necessary guard and police. " Whether or not he will join the branch of the flaming pickax is still a mooted question, but his classmates can vouch for this : in the En- gineers or elsewhere he will lie a most ca]jal)k " officer and a darn keen file. ! cventy I ■ ll WILLIAM DLLANO BRACKETT I-ii ' st District, Maine PORTLAND, MAINE A. B., B. A., Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Hockey (4); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Corp. ii); Sergeant (U ; Summer Baseball. TU those whu liave had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Bill will always stand out as the quintessence of patience, good cheer and good comradeship. With his everlasting smile and ever-ready repartee he has wended his way through cadet life with a minimum of worry and trouble. His progress through the mysteries of academic work was nonchalant indeed. That was something about which Bill simply would not be troubled. But an indication of his latent abilities is found in his capacity for storing up a number of tenths just when they were needed in an emergency, and the wolf of final exams was always kept away from his door. Bill found his favorite means of passing away the hours during release from quarters in his banjo. During summer camp last year, many a long evening was made more cheerful and agreeable by his renditions of any type of melody from a plaintive southern tune to the latest hit from the " Follies. " W: CL 11- FORD PALMER BRADLEY Seventh District, loica DES MOINES, IOWA Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); B. A., Hundredth Night (3); .Assistant Manager Tennis (2); Manager Tennis (1); Camp Illumination Committee, Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, String Monogram. AKE up, Jack; wake up! It ' s time to go to class ! " That was the daily cry, from reveille until taps, to this addict of the red comforter. He had a few other failings, or as some might say, accomplishments, such as being quite a " snake " and one of no mean ability. But what femme could ever hope to resist this sylph-like chorine of many a 100th Xight Chorus? As a side issue, Jack took up the job of managing the much maligned tennis squad and promoted some games of the first water, in an et¥ort to keep up the interest of the Corps in the game. Jack would have been one of our highest ranking " makes " tliis last year, if it were not for the fact that he committed a slight in- discretion. It will not be long before wings begin to sprout out on his collar, for he intends to enter the Air Service. It seems meet in all cases like this to express our very best wishes for his continued sojourn in that branch. JAMES ALBERT CHANNON fifth District, Illinois CHICAGO, ILL. Manager Soccer (1); Hop Manager (2, 1); Hundredth Night (2, 1); Board of Governors (1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Chairman Camp Illumination Committee (1); Co. Howitzer Representative, Corp. (3, 2) ; Captain (1). JI.MMIE is known to us as the Beau Brummel of the " Nation ' s Pampered Pets! " Ever since this handsome young swain began his heart-breaking activities in the dim and dark past, he has left an unbroken string of young maidens ' Ijroken hearts behind him. " Of¥ with the old love and on with the new ! " " THAT, " says Jimmie, " is motto enough to keep any- one in hot water ! ' ' The heart-sickening drop from First Captain at Morgan Park to the status of a lowly Plebe here at the Academy gave Jimmie a dismal outlook on life. And besides this there was a case of mumps to complicate things after he had been at the Academy only three days. But in time the open season on Plebes ended and chevrons reappeared on his arms. Incidentally, loo, there were hops, with the accompanying thrill of having more hearts to break. Never having experienced the formalities of walking the area, he is unacijuaintcd with the lure of one of the main features of the Dough- boys and has decided to g(j into the Field. HARRY WELLS CRANDALL Second District, Maryland ANNAPOLIS, MD. Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Assistant Manager Baseball (3); Choir (4, 3. 2. 1); Beast Detail (1): Ring Committee (1). FROM Annapolis, the cradle of the Navy, came Mutt, and his manner of reporting to the Tactical Officer was very unusual. " Sir, Midshipman Crandall reports ! " Then and there. Mutt began to forget all about the Navy. To him, mathematics was a vacuum, a thing to be abhorred by man and nature alike and consequently he was forced many times to rely upon the burning of midnight oil in order to maintain proficiency. He has tried every method of carrying out the latter, from hang- ing a raincoat over the light to studying in the hall. This last method he finally discarded. It is very seldom that a man can be a con- firmed " goat " and still keep out of the ranks of the professional gloom-dispensers, but such was the case with Mutt. He learned very early to .shine under adversity and was never indifferent. His outstanding peculiarity is his riding. If they will eliminate all horses and motorize the Field .Artillery, Mutt will . ;ome day command a battery. LL MILJ S MERRILL DAWSON Seventh District, I Wisconsin VIROQUA, WISCONSIN Rifle Marksman, Sergeant (1). OXE memorable July " Nemo " appeared in South Barracks with a bag full of golf clubs. Great was his chagrin to learn that golf is verboten to Plebes. When recognition came, Nemo had a field day and blossomed forth in all his glory. Since that day he has proven himself an inveterate chaser uf the elusive I ' .ahy Dimple. Cullum provided a solution for golf less Saturday evenings, and few are those hops at which this gentleman has not been among those present. Now be it known that snaking calls for much correspondence, but it ' s a pair of Peel boots against a Q. M. nail file that the femnies spend more time deciphering his hieroglyphics than he spends in writing them. Nemo was airout to start his First Class year with " D " Co., when the acnuisition of chevrons carried him awa from his old home to " 1 " Co. We woiuler w ii - lie is boning Coast. ALLEN WARD D ' WEES ' fzvclfth District, Texas VVEATHERFORD, TEXAS Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter. WHEN Ward left Texas with the purpose in mind of becoming a general, he had scarcely donned his first long trousers. It is said that on reaching New York, it took him two hours, with several city maps, to find Wechawken. But Ward was soon initiated into the wiles and customs of civilized society and now he can actually balance a tea cup on his left knee with no mean grace. We all thought that Alkali Ike was imper- vious to wine, women and the like, until some- one enticed him into a blind drag, soon after furlough. Since them, Cullum has been the scene of many of Ward ' s Saturday night sorties and not infrequently some sweet young thing has been heard to exclaim, " Look at that man doing those marvelous new steps ! " Such are the changes wrought by time. To those who know him best, he is the same quiet, modest and genial friend of whom no favor is too large to ask. His ambition is the Cavalry and we hope that he will be as successful in his work there as he has been in his work at the Academy. VINCENT JOSEPH ESPOSITO U. S. Army BROOKLYN, N. Y. A. B., Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Sunday School Teacher (2, 1); Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1). I.V the personage of Mike we have a man of sterling qualities, both mental and physical, irreproachable in morals and with a widespread and far-reaching spirit of fellowship and good nature. Since Mike hails from Brooklyn, he insists that New York is but a spurious suburb of the former place — an unpardonable sin but a neces- sary evil. Be it as it may, they of the Corps who uphold his theory can say that he has done justice to so great a city, while we who dis- agree can most sincerely say that he has lived down an} ' misgivings that Brooklyn may have given him. In his four years as a cadet, Mike has ex- celled in all of his academic work, and that without the burning of any midnight oil or the exclusion of writing letters or " taking a hand in a game. " Mike has not Jjeen a sucial " luunge lizard ' ' of Cullum nor a " West Point Snake, " but nevertheless he has had many dealings with the fair sex. Evidence of this is found in the fact that he would never miss a week-end leave. WALTER WILLIAM HODGE First District, Illinois CHICAGO, ILL. Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman. w, ilEN Jei? was a Plebe, he broke all existing records for writing and receiv- ing letters. But the intervening years brought about a decided change. During First Class year, he knew but two addresses, that of his home, and that of a certain femme from the Big Village. Sometimes we heard him say, " What, no letter today? Well, guess I ' ll have to drag down that picture from the top shelf and gaze at it for a while! " It was rumored, when he returned from furlough, that several members of the fair se.x of Illinois were wearing class pins belonging to him. But his conduct failed to substantiate that rumor. Even the Queen of Sheba would have failed to turn his head from his young captor. Being a Chicagoan by birth, he is not Ijack- ward in admitting that his podunk is the nerve center of the country, the center of civilization and — oh, well, we stopped listening long ago ! Jeff ' s mind is set on the Air Service, un- doubtedly because of the traditional romance of aviators and — who knows? • JOHN W. HUYSUON U. S. Army PATTERSON. N. J. Sergeant (1); Pointer SlalT (2); Pistol Sh.irpshoote FROM the Coast Artillery he came to West Point, and to the Coast he is returning, but not " with. " A twelve-inch battery claims all of his attention and he has no time left for the ladies. Such a (lis]x»sition is uni(|uc. During his entire career as a cadet jack never entered Cullum Hall except when forced to do so for the purpose of taking dancing lessons and to attend Hundredth Night Shows. The tiuestion is still more perplexing in view of the fact that in his former college days he was very much a snake. " There ' s so much to do that I don ' t believe I ' ll do anything, " was one of his favorite re- marks. But after smoking for a while and ])ondering the question, he would reach the following conclusion — " If I want to make the Coast. I ' ll have to study. ' ' Except for Drawing and Plebe iMath., he has always been an Engineer. l ' .! ) IN LYNDS JOHNSON Eleventh District, Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, WIS. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter, Class Manager Indoor Meet (4. 3, 2, 1): Gym. Squad (4); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (4. 3, 2, 1); President Dialectic Society (1); Election Committee (3, 2): Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1): Football (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (4, 1); Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Beast Detail (1); Hop .Manager (3. 2, 1). TF.N ' thousand Swedes came through the weeds in the Battle of Copenhagen, " but this one came stalking into our midst from the primeval forests of Wisconsin where roams the ferocious Muskellunge. Does he deny his nationality? Just let him try. But the nationality of his ancestors made little dift ' erence to us when he crossed Yale ' s goal line in our Plebe )ear. And then just to prove that inconsistency was one word he detested, he took his marcelled locks firmly in hand and became a raving Hundredth Night beauty. All this versatility wrapped in one small package is uncommon, not to say out- landishly phenomenal, but these things were but the beginning of a career which will bring itself to a heart-stopping climax when our dashing Norseman grasps his sheepskin firmly in his right hand and goes galloping up to that shrine of wedding bells and rolling pins — the altar. Seventy-live EIIULD the peer of all of the pious, sdlemn, unruflkd countenances that ever were a part of our Highland Home. This same unchanging expression greeted the gaze of every Upper Classman who tried to make him smi ' le during I ' lcbe year. And it has been very seldom indeed that we have seen that set, earnest face change. The one occasion upon which it was almost sure to change, however, was upon the occasion of his studying lan- guages. Upon three, and only three occasions has i ' arson entered Cullum Hall: for dancing lessons spring I ' lebe year, for Corps lectures, and for 100th Night Shows. Any other of the various functions that have been liuld there have never possessed any charm for him. I le is boning farmer with as much enthu- siasm as he did the Field .Artillery before the .Medical Authorities changed his plans. If you can ever break through the quiet reserve of the Parson, you will find a man of quality. WILLIAM BRUCE LeFAVOUR Six til District, Minnesota AMSTERDAM, N. Y. ean Sleeve, Golf Squad (3, 2, 1); Captain Golf Squad (1); Rifle Sharpsliooter. WE have always been puzzled as to just how Bill managed to engineer his way into " ' D ' ' Co., because of his lack of stature. But as the sizing formation took place during Plebe summer, and inasmuch as that was long before our introduction to P. M. E., we can only hazard a guess that there must have been a hummock of no mean height near at hand. However, regardless of this handicap in length. Bill has always been one of the leading lights of " D " Co. as well as an important member of the " Better Bucks Society. " There was no member of that society who was more liked than he, both because of his personality and because of his strict adherence to the unwritten laws of that organization. I Jill had two hobbies, which really amounted to obsessions with him. Whenever the weather permitted, it was golf, and at all other times he could be found buried deep in the realms of fiction, liis endeavors in the former earned him the captaincy of the golf squad, while his indulgence in the latter was one of the prime factors in keejiing him among the " Immortals. Seventy-six JOSEl ' H URIEL iMcMAHAN Third District, Tennessee CLEVELAND, TENN. Clean Sleeve, Gym. Squad (4. 3, 2. 1) ; Indoor Meet (4, 3, 1) ; Rifle Marksman. T ' (3 hide-bound thcnrics entertained by several of Mac ' s classmates were shattered when he entered the Academy — and stayed. Before he entered, it was sincerely believed by them that all the natives of Tennessee were " hill billies " and that under no circumstances could anyone from that State attain a mastery of the Ens lish tonjjue. Since he was a " goat. " ' it might possibly seem that the first theory was not radically wrong-, but Mac has conclusively showed during the past four years that he was in the " Immortals " by choice. The second theory just natiually " blew up " when he made the first section in English and remained there. Mac distinguished himself during his first week at the Academy by making a record walk — which has not yet been broken. He was placed on the Area one day at noon and the " Powers That Be " forgot to take him off. Con- sequently, Mac walked continuously until first call for supper. It is no surprise that he persuaded the " ( )ne and Only " to go into the Infantry with him. JAMES WILBUR MOSTELLl R, JR. Third District, Georgia AMERICUS, GA. Corp. (3, 2) ; 1st Sergeant (1) ; Beast Detail (1) ; Rifle Sharp- shooter, Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Hundredth Night (3, 2) ; Assist- ant Kditor Bugle Notes (2) ; Editor Bugle Notes (1). iL ' OTH the mighty Finkel, " Where are ■ you from? " and the little blonde Plebe meekly replied, " From Georgia, sir. the land of peaches and sunshine ! " Thus began the wild and checkered career of " D " Go ' s, most blase Plebe. He experienced every evil invention of our hard-boiled pre- decessors. A good disposition was not curdled by these comparative trivialities, however, and it was not long before he learned the difficult lesson of being able to shine under adversity. He began his Yearling year by breaking out a pair of the golden stripes, and has ranked high on the " Gom ' s poop sheet " ever since, despite some few periods of rough sailing over the sea of academic work. In company with his rare good nature, there is a sense of humor which keeps him from taking life too seriously. He aims for the Air Service, — a " high " ambition, and we expect to soon see him displaying a pair of silver wings. Seventy-seven AT waited four years after leaving the University of Texas before coming to the Academy, and during that time spent a year in the Air Service, during the war. To this exj erience as a pilot we owe the explanation of many things which, to the rest of us, were of a mysterious nature, when wc took our trip to Mitchel Field last summer. There is only one thing that has ever upset Pat ' s mental equilibrium, while here at the Academy and that thing was of the genus " female. " But. fortunately, those upsets were only temporary. . t other times, it was a feat ini])nssiblo of accomplishment to try to bring Pat out of his habitual calm and serenity. He surmounts obstacles by merely ignoring them and refusing to be in the least excited by either tlicir size or proximity. Tie is going back into the . ir Service and we know that that branch will have reason to be proud of the services of a true ' " he-man, " in every way representative of all that is clean and well worth livin r for. PAUL MAURICE SELEEN I ' ifth District, Washington SPOKANE, WASH. Corp. (2); Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. IT is a very far cry, indeed, from the State of Washington to West Point, but four years at the Academy have not dimmed the attrac- tions of Gilda ' s native state to him and he hopes to return there. Perhaps there is a more subtle reason. Who knows but what some feminine heart may have cause to miss a beat when a newly-graduated lieutenant returns home ? For three years, Gilda succeeded in looking at Cullum from the outside only. But our trip to Fisher ' s Island ended those hop-dodging propensities and it was there that he obtained his start. Needless to say, after once having started, there was no place like Summer Camp that was more apt to keep him in the habit. More than one " goat " now in the Academy owes his presence here to Gilda ' s ability as a coach in academic work and his willingness to help others. . true soldier and gentleman, and natm-ally likeable, we know that his circle of friends will be as large out in the Service as it has been here for four -ears. 1 jirtia WARREN N. UNDKRW UUD Maryland National Guard SPARROWS POINT, MD. Soccer Squad (3,2, 1) ; T rack Sriuad (2) ; Indoor Meet (3,2, 1) ; Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. SWEDE left the steel works of Sparrows Point four years ago, primarily in search of an education, but after a short residence with us he became enthusiastically interested in the Army, with the result that there is not one of us " piping " the Service more than he. Swede is not talkative, ordinarily, hut if anyone will admit that he knows the difference between a Bench Mark and a vernier, he is due for a session of listening to many tales of surveying experiences. From a small crystal radio set he advanced steadily, until during First Class year his af- fections were set on a " hook-up ' " which em- bodied the last word in invisibility for the T, D. How often have his neighbors heard the eternal, " Listen ! ' ' It has seemed remarkable to us that a man who did so little apparent study could still rank with the " stars " in the first section, but such has been Swede ' s record. And more than that, he has been indispensable to very many " goats. " LEBJJHL ' S r.lGJ ' XUW WOODvS U. S. Army VVAMBLEE, S. D. Corp. (3, 2); Supply Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman. INTRODl ' CINT, the only genuine reincar- nation of Omar Khayyam ! His " loaf of bread " came by parcel post ; his " jug of wine, " never mind ; and his " thon ' s " — a tour as Officer of the Day in the North C.uard House mys- teriously brought a shower of brilliant-hued messages from many clamoring " thou ' s ! " Happy-go-lucky, care- free and immune to troubles and sorrows, he has never had any doubt about making the grade. When obstacles loomed up in front of him he shouted, " Ride ' em cowboy, " and ride ' em he did. Journeying from the " Bad Lands, " he ar- rived on the level of the Plain and thought that he had found a worse land, indeed. But no, it was only a new kind of rodeo and he was not long in getting into the saddle. When night maneuvres were introduced into the course during First Class Summer Camp, he found his " forte " there. He became more and more deeply interested in the subject, actually boning files, until now he is undoubt- edly one of the foremost authorities on that subject. Seventy-nine THE suliject of this narrative was born in . [aryland, schooled in Ohio, and educated at West Point, which is no mean accomplish- ment for a lad of his tender years. For mark — friend W ' ilmer doesn ' t miss by much heiiis; the youngjest of these disciples- of Mars. He entered with ' 25, and being of a serious turn of mind he at once started out to make ■ well he has acquitted himself mig-ht be ca])tioned " From Company Clerk to Batt. Commander in Four Years. " But Wilmer didn ' t have to chase the elusive file to do it. He just couldn ' t avoid them. In e.xtra-curriculum activities though, is lere Wilmer has erected a monument to him- self, for Tlic Poinicr owes its foundation of stability in no small part to his e.xecutive ability, and the efficiency of the ' 25 Hoivitzcr ' s business administration is due solely to his clear-sighted industry. STAFF 2iail BATTALION CoMM. XDixG Officer M. JOR W. H. ' . ' LKER C.ADKT C.M ' T. . . i:) Bn. Comm. . i)i;h Gl-M.UKTTE C.VUKT LlliLT. . NU Bn. AuJ UTAN ' T PoGUJi C.VDET Bn. Serge.nnt Major Kelley L Si.vih District, lozva OTTUMWA, IOWA Iiulrjor Meet (4, 3. 2, 1); Corp. (3, 2); Battalion Adjutant (1); Hundredth Night (3); Pistol Sharpshooter, Pointer (2 ; Pointer Circulation Manager (1). WHEN this young Lochinvar rode out of the West, his quest was not for the far- famed Princess Eleanor. Greater fame liad he to achieve. Early in his career as one of the Tampered Pets, Dick won recognition from the Powers that be by his meticulous habits and si)()oniness in general. Upon being made a yearling Corp. they were quick to appreciate iiis efficiency in all lines of duty, and when the Pattalion Adjutants were selected from ' 25, Dick was conspicuously present. Incidentally Dick had aspired to Adjutant ' s chevrons as a jilebe : being made of the sterner stuflf, he achieved success. Still. Dick is just one of us and has ever displayed a genuine interest in our affairs by pooling his troubles with our own. At present we find him engaged in niaking an estimate of the situation, attempting to decide between Bedford cord and the more comfortable bell trousers. Flis P. C. S. is giving bias to his opinions, so he may be a banker after all. GERARD WILLIAM KELLEY fifteenth District, Nczi ' York NEW YORK CITY Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman, Cor|i. (2) ; Battalion Sergeant Major (1); Color Lines (3, 1); Camp Illumination (1); Boxing (3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet (2, 1). ATI. STY glance at the martial-looking countenance above makes us wonder what manner of man this stern-looking, budding young general is. Another glance at the page and we there see in bold, outstanding print the name " Kelley " ; from this we are apt to suppose that he is French for the Irish spell it " Kelly. " But such a supposition would be far from correct, for a truer son of the Emerald Isle never existed. From the cradle this young Irishman has worshipped guns and soldier suits, and so it does not surprise us in the least that since that time he has been looking for- ward to the completion of four successful years at West Point. Diie to limited space it is impossible here to extol and render a detailed account of Jerry. Let it suffice to say that a more cheerful, straightforward, fun-loving youth never existed. We wish him all the success in the world in whatever career he finally decides to launch himself upon, whether it be in the Service or out ; whether it be with or without. Eighty-one E " ' COMPANY Captain Corporals 3d Class Privates Twohey Meehan Spilliiigcr McMaster Bonner Washburn, C. .A.. Mitchell, P. J, Lieutenants Mills. W. H. Brown, F. J. Whittle Moran, T. J. illing Parks Browning 4th Class Privates Morrow Treacv Smallwood Burgess Moseley, S. Y. Barnett 1st Sergeant Davidson, J. R. Masters Heidner Meny Day, F. E. Harding Brockway Brown, J. W. Noble, M. F. Olive Evans, I. K. Heberling Davis, P. H. P runty Co. Supply Sergeant Broadliurst Jordan Forrest Ramey, R. M. Black, J. W. 1st Class Privates McNamee Goldsmith Rankin Sergeants B ration Mercer Green, J. L. Rasmussen Galloway Larter Dickson Sampson Pegg Point Grunenf elder Guertler Reber Robertson, R. K Barnes, E. W. Smith, W. C. Toms Rose Halterman Shaw, J. A. Dansby Sample Henry Smith, G. F. Randall 2d Class Privates Selby Howard, R. A. Stauffer Clark, R. T. Doyle, J. P. Simonton Lovejoy Wells. T. J. Dobak O ' Connor, R, P " . Thomas, W. E. McNamara, A. T. Wiesenaucr Finn WrnrlafF Trapolino Maninn W ilson. R, A. " E " COMPANY COMPANY — the hardest of the hard! The company where plebes are plebes, and learn what they are supposed to learn. Although recently made the melting pot of the Corps by supplying men to as far-away a company as " M " Company, and by receiving men from as out of the way places, " E " Company has not failed to live up to its old standard ; the exchange of " Pop " Ryder for " Jog " Green has not had the ruinous effect predicted by those who had never seen the present Tac in action. When foundation comes, " E " Companv usually loses more than its quota, while those whd remain carry on the happy-go-luckv esprit de corps, and get ready for the next foundation. If it isn ' t foundation it ' s transfer, which is quite as bad when one has lived in the fifth, sixth, or seventh division for a while. This year is the banner year in intramural sports, . fter .successfully going through several vears without winni ng any- thing, the soccer team crashed throu ' ;h with all victories and no defeats, and at last a cup will grace the orderly room along with the handsome group of faces of the winners. Cnlhini TTall is a favorite haunt of this company, and 00 ' of the able- bodied men are qualified snakes, always present for roll call on Sriturday evennvrs. The others fkcen " ) file in on feed hops. Sometimes the lads become i u {v harassing, and as a result, llie " Ti " Company tables are usually placed next to that of the O. C, where they mav be readily squelched when a furious drag or coup d ' etat is in progress. After all, what harm is there in being little, when one can be louder than the big fellow? capt.mx GKi5i:x FIRST CI.ASSMEN ERNEST ANDREW BARLOW Eighth District, lozca DIAGONAL, IOWA A. B., B. A., Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Beast Detail (1); Assistant Advertising Manager Pointer (1); Election Com- mittee Pointer Staff (1); Indoor Meet (2). WHAT could be more appropriate than Andy ' s decision to go into the Dough- boys ? For ten long, weary months, each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, he prom- enaded a much-beaten path from the north sallyport of South Barracks to the steps of the 15th Division. Indeed, he holds the Army endurance record for coming in fresh and smiling after quick-timing eleven and twelve- luindredths miles in two hours and twenty minutes. There you have the secret of Andy ' s success — a bubbling geniality that is never dimmed by adversity. That and his unfailing generosity have ranked him high in the esteem of his classmates. If some of the hair-restorer companies in this part of the country had only known of all the advertising they were given by Andy, we are sure that they would have been more than willing to pay him a very large royalty. . ' s it is. his good work has gone unrewarded in a monetary sense, but along other lines, . ndy has been more than repaid for his labors. EARL WALTER BARNES Sixth District, Nebraska CRAWFORD, NEBRASKA Corp. (2); Sergeant (1); Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Marks- man, Pistol Marksman, Indoor Meet Champion (2, 1); Monogram, Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1). WHEN Earl Walter left the great open spaces of Nebraska and took up his abode among us, we little thought that " Genius " had become our classmate. But when his " mighty right " first shook the foundations of our wisdom teeth, we quickly recognized that a blessing had been bestowed upon us if we could turn this energy and momentum toward our adversaries. But " Diz " by no means confined his activities to the boxing world. He also took honors in the realm of Cupid. While still a plebe. he boldly admitted that he was in love. When he returned from Furlough his roommates looked first at his smiling visage — then at his Tiffanv account. Both spoke eloquently of the O. A. O. Varying were his fortunes in his encounters with the denizens of the section room. He could make a " descrip " problem as clear as water ; his slide rule could almost talk, and he was successfully turned out in even ' language ' Eighly-four JAMES DURWARD BARNETT Tzcclfth District, Georgia DUBLIN, GEORGIA Corp. (3, 2); Lieut. (1); Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Numeral (4); Monogram (3); Small A (2); Band (4); Beast Detail, Cheer Leader (1): Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Indoor Meet (4. 2, O; Champion (2). BARNEY wandered here by a roundabout route from Dublin — not of the Emerald Isle, but of the land of peaches. At that, he has many of the characteristics of Saint Patrick ' s flock, confiflciice beins, ' the most pro- nounced. One will see it displayed wherever Barney happens to be, — on the wrestling mat, on the diamond, or leading the cheers of the Corps at the football games. Indeed so very pronounced is this confidence that it is said he would willingly wear a celluloid collar at a reception given by Mr. and Mrs. Satan, at home. Despite innumerable exposures to feminine wiles and charms, he is of the fixed opinion that a second lieutenant ' s pay divided by two would soon result in starvation, — and he will never starve. His pleasant smile, coupled with generosity, and a rare sang froid, (although he did forget his name when, for the first time, he reported to the Tac) will cause us to remember him as the inimitable Barney. RAYMOND MILLER BARTON United States Army DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert, Corporal (3, 2) ; Company Supply Sergeant (1); Sunday School Teacher (2, 1); Wrest- ling (3, 2, 1); Pistol (3, 2, 1); Manager Pistol (2, 1); Monogram (2, 1). KEEN as hell. " We turned startled faces to see who was so rudely interrupting the peace and serenity of a hot summer afternoon with such an uncalled for expression. Our eyes encountered a begrimed supply sergeant labor- ing under a mountainous load of " tin hats. " And so on, down through the ages, that oft repeated phrase will linger and reverberate jn our memory as the key to the character of friend Ray. During his spare moments he has devoted himself to wrestling with such a unity of purpose that he has developed himself into a grappler of no mean ability. As evidence of that fact, we have only to stroll into the gym- nasium on some Saturday afternoon during wrestling season. We will find Ray exerting himself with that sportsmanlike attitude that is characteristic of all the truly great. Eight y-Hvc JOHN ' ILLIAM BLACK National Guard, Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Corp. (2); Supply Sergeant (1); Rifle Expert, Pistol Sharp- shooter, Boxing Squad (2) ; Kifle Team (3, 2, 1) ; Captain Rifle Team (1); Choir (2. 1); Honor Committee (3, 2); Small A. FROM the land of Sauer Kraut, Beer, and Pretzels, came this noted P. D. into our omnipotent kingdom of Total Abstinence. John first gained prominence during plebe year while attending a review. He executed " stand at ease " at the command " parade rest, " thus diverting the attention of the " crawloids " away from his more fortunate classmates. ' Twas a good thing that Johnny was naturally hivey, for after Furlough he spent little time delving into the mysteries of Phil, and Cliem. You have guessed it ! He returned in love, and we learned that Hood College had conquered another masculine heart. Even with this re- sponsibility. Johnny found time to make the boxing scjuad and to captain the rifle team in his First Class year. John has ever proved himself a capable soldier, and, best of all, a sincere friend. He enters the Aviation with a love for the Service in general and the Air in particular. DONALD HUDSON BRATTON Senatorial, Pennsylvau ia ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA A. B. (4, 2) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, Choir (-t, 3, 2, 1). WITH a final blare of trumpets from the town band, our Hero Hector clattered down the railroad tracks in his new wooden shoes on the start of his journey to become a soldier. Little did he dream that he would take other long walks, on other days, (on Wednesdays and Saturdays to be precise) but with no cheering crowd to urge him on. How was he to know that they meant what the - said when they ordered choir rehearsals ? And how was he to forsee that they would take a check on the very night when he had decided to make it optional? But there were other happier days. The day, for instance, when he astonished even P. Wirt with his Scientific knowledge: " How do they make carborundum? " said the Chem. " Too easy, " said Hector, " they just take a little carbon and a little rundum, mix ' em up well and get car);)orandum ! " OS RICHARD THOMA S CLARK United States Army AURORA, ILLINOIS ; Cc RK ' Il AKl) is essentially a military man. Tlurc is some doubt in the minds of army and c -aniiy people just who was responsible for vvinnint; the war, but there is absolutely no doubt in our minds who made the occupation of Germany a success. Things would have turned out very differently indeed had not Dick been called home so soon to start his climb toward Chief of Staff. Dick fared well at the Academy, progressing in many ways. He proved himself of unusual ability when he surpassed all previous records in the Order of the Bath, receiving eight or ten full degrees prior to the return of the Corps, during our plebe summer. Dick has picked the Field, not only because of his liking for boots and his proven ability in that branch, but because he has a way with horses, and besides they play lots of polo there. SAMUEL A. DICKSON United States Army DALZELL, SOUTH DAKOTA Polo (1); Hundredth Night (1). THE ancient and honorable profession of arms had been Sam ' s choice for several years before his career at the Military Academy began. Judging by the outlay of effort the Academic Board has exacted from him in return for a diploma, it is a safe wager that he will be more than glad to wear O. D. once more. However he has worked with all that he had, and more could not be asked of anyone. Particularly in our last year has this South Dakotan done his best. Polo, the service game, was just to his liking, and months of continuous effort gained him a place on the squad. Difficulties in the section room will prevent Sam from becoming a hard-boiled cavalryman. Especially were Modern Languages offenders in this respect. However Sam still maintains that memorizing an irregular verb won ' t im- prove his handling of a mounted platoon. But then anything in khaki looks keen to this kaydet who is already boning up his first Post. JOHN W. DANSBY First District. Texas MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS TEXAS, suh! : Iistah Dansby, suh ! " " Well, Mr. Dumbguard, slip your neck into reverse, and don ' t hang it out around here. " That was our Danny ' s first realization that a thin and slightly elongated neck wasn ' t an asset at West Point. As a plebe Danny learned about the fickleness of Fortune. He managed to weather the Math. Department ' s famous Xmas writs, but in June he was caught napping in Analyt. and took the exam. Then began one of the snakiest episodes in the history of the Academy, for Danny dragged them all. He didn ' t rate one as keener than the other, for he tried to give them all an equal chance. However, this couldn ' t last, and Second Class fall brought one who took and kept the lead. Always a friend in need, he ' ll do you a favor even iho ' its like taking poison. H you don ' t believe it. ask him to drag blind for you. That ' s the supreme test of brotherly love. ALEXANDER ANDREW DOBAK United States Army ELMHURST, NEW YORK Corp. (3); Sergeant (1); Howitzer Co. Representative, Handball. TWAS way back in ' 21 that a cotton-headed staff sergeant reported for duty with The Nation ' s Pampered Pets. He dropped his suit- case before the Tenth Div., reported to the Tac, and immediately thereafter propounded these three fundamental principals of life: all women are to be avoided; the only literature to be boned is the Cosmo ; and lastly, that the Air S ervice is the best branch. But lo ! what a change has been wrought in four years I His super pedal extremities have convinced him that if a man wants to stay on his feet it must l)e in the Infantry. Further, he has decided that Cullum Hall isn ' t off limits on hop nights, and that femmes are attractive. To complete the wreck, his Cosmo gives way occasionally to the Red Book. Verily, his old cronies at Luke Field would scarcely recognize their one- time embryonic Air Service man. Never a file boner, he has always managed to surprise the waiting home folks by the wire, " Turned out for Exams. Eating Christmas dinner at West Point. " I ' .iyhty-cight t» IRA KENNETH EVANS Third District, Nebraska COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA Corp. (3, 2); First Servant (1): Assistant Manager Gym. Squad (2); Manager Gym. Squad (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Cheer Leader (2. 1); Head Cheer Uia.lcr (1); Hundredth Night (2, 1); liugle Corps (4); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksmail, String Monogram, Camp llhnnination (General Committee) (1); Indoor Meet (2). IS picture doesn ' t do him justice. That ' s what all the femmes will say aliuut l i, and it ' s a fact, even if they do say it. It is not often that one finds such a com- bination as we have in this youth. He is a real man ' s man and a lady ' s man at one and the same time. It is very easy to realize why he was elected as the senior cheer leader of the Corps of Cadets, and the abundance of football spirit around barracks was due in no small measure to his efforts. If Ki ever missed a Saturday niijht at Cullum Hall they would turn out the lights and call off the hop. At least, the contrary has never been |iroven. His appearance on the floor is assembly for the hell cats to start the music. That he is considerably more than a parade- ground soldier is shown by his record as top kick of " E " Company during First Class year. RUSSELL THOMAS FINN Sixteenth District, IlVmois PEORIA, ILLINOIS Sergeant (O: Simday School Teacher (2, 1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Indoor Meet (2); Navy Game Committee. " " ¥7 " HEX Finn was asked why he came to V V West Point, he asked in return, " Why did Napoleon go to Brienne? " And there is not one of his friends who would not join his Grand Army as a corps commander. Leaving aside his changing the photo on his locker shelf now and then, we can point to a great change in Huck since he joined us. Until First Class camp, he used his F. D. coat for parades and chapel only. But last summer he greased his curly mane and becam; the greatest daylight snake in the class. But with char- acteristic loyalty to principles, he stood his ground after preliminary losses, and graduates as the only man in the class who has never strutted his stufif on Cullum ' s floor. Huck brings with him cheerfulness and friendliness which have won for him many lasting friends. Enemies outside of the Math. department do not exist for him. Eighty-nine iam L. -A GERALD EDWARD GALLOWAY Nineteenth District, Neiv York NEW YORK CITY Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); B. A., Sergeant (I); Beast Detail, Rifle Sliarpshooter, Catholic Sunday School Teacher (2. 1); Boxing (4, 3); Monogram (3); Indoor Meet (4, 3); Basketball (3, 2, 1); Manager (1); Pointer Staff (2); How- itzer Board (1 ); Class Historian (3); Class Secretary (2, 1); Star (4). YES, Jerry is the pride of the Bronx, boxer, manager, author, jockey, and, as Gal often says, he has that " savoir faire. ' ' No that ' s not candy, but the results of beauty clay. Honey Almond Cream, and Slickem. But with all his faults we love him still. How easy to remember this blue-eyed Irish youth holding the Camp spellbound with his stories and amusing grinds, to say nothing of football relics. Although he lost his stars, he has managed tf) stay up where they shine ; in fact, we might add, the only thing wooden about Jerry is the sawdust he acquires in the riding hall. The Cavalry claims him and it will take a bad bronc to police him, for he knows all the holts. Even if his chevrons and F. D. hat won ' t stay with him, his friends will, for he is a true pal and a real friend. Jerry, we wish you luck in the Service, and more power to }ou ! ♦ : ' 4f SAMUEL MASON LANSING United States Army CAMBRIDGE, NEW YORK Rifle Sharpshooter, Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (.1). THIS level-headed looking gentleman could hardly be mistaken for a soldier at a pacifist convention. But in these trying years at the Academy he has shared the hardships of the " immortals " with just that fighting spirit that is characteristic of all true warriors. The pleasures of the Saturday evening hop have never appealed to Sam. He goes on record as never having " P-S ' d " at West Point. There have been a multitude of rumors about it, but Sam ' s quiet nature is sphinx-like, re- fusing to divulge the secret. Dame Rumor hath it, however, to a fair degree of accuracy, that Sam has succumbed to feminine charms but once ; the myriads of sweet scented missives he receives, always addressed in the same feminine hand, point in the same direction. Predictions are almost unnecessary in Sam ' s case. That he will be successful is beyond a doubt. Imitatidii of Sam ' s devotion to duty, id his tight situation. lake any one a success. Ninety HARRY CLIFTON LARTER Xczi ' Jersey Xational (iuurd NEWARK, NEW JERSEY Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1): Beast Detail, Chairman Ring Committee Howitzer Board (3, 2); Art Editor Howitzer (1); Wedding Giit Committee. Rifle Marks- man, Pistol Sharpshooter, WHEN Harry, the standard-bearer of the Mounted Essex Truup, rode bhss fully off ' iieath the glance of a certain fair lady, and left the Colonel ' s flag dangling in a tree, he thought his military career had come to an abrupt end. But fate was kind, and that hot, muggy first day found his beaming countenance among us. Tour after tour he walked for beaming on the upper classmen when they crawled him. yet still he beamed. We thought perhaps there was a reason for it, and before long we found out that there was — " Picture on front of locker shelf. ' " " Picture on table at A. M. I. ' ' Need we say mure? But these married men have a way with them, as evidenced by a letter written after a visit to West Point. " . . . and Bob, " she writes, " who was that cute roommate of yours with the long tangled eyelashes and the dreamy blue eyes? " He will start in the doughboys, but an am- bition can ' t be balked by a little Alath., and the next war will find him drawing pistols and charging, even as in his dreams. ROBERT MATHENY SAxAlPSON Twelfth District, Missouri S.-MNT LOUIS, MISSOURI Pointer (2, ; Art Editor Pointer (1); Choir (2, 1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. WilY the boy ha.sn ' t been forced to buy a new mattress before this is beyond our ability to solve cross-word puzzles. Beauty sleep? Shades of Morpheus! He ought to be the world ' s best looker by this time ! Outside of splashing numerous splashes of his futuristic art on various posters and Pointer covers, and trying to figure out ways to ac- complish things with the least expenditure of effort, our Robbie has done little at West Point but get himself in Dutch with the fair ones. Each and every Saturday finds him in the same predicament — the sudden realization that he has asked two (or sometimes three) femmes up to the same hop! Then follows a confab with his roommates while Robbie tears his hair. And why do these same wives shudder at the thought of turning him out into the kruel, kool world? Read then, the words of wisdom that drop from the mouths of babes. " This time-table you ijrou.ght me is no good, Johnnie, all baggage trains. I want a passenger train but every one here is an Express ! " RUSSELL EDWARD RANDALL Senatorial, Massachusetts SWAMPSCOTT, MASSACHUSETTS Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Chess Team (2, 1); Pistol Marksman, Rifle Sharpshooter. RL ' SS loves chess. That, in a nutshell, accounts for most of the merits and de- merits in this young man ' s make-up. For example, a chess player must be hivey — check one for R. E. R. Again, the game requires executive ability — once again Randall scores. The knack of looking ahead and providing for every contingency is another requisite in a proficient student of the sport of kings — and still Russ makes the grade. His tactical ability has stood him in good stead in more lines of endeavor than the afore- mentioned, however. His " savoir faire ' ' has solved almost every problem in his four years of multitudinous duties as a kaydet. And this includes social activities, too. Certainly " E " Company can never forget the frequent con- sultations of this young man with Carl of the Hanker regions as to the values of their re- spective femmes over the past week-end. Even more vivid is their recollection of the woe that was theirs when the same lady caught both, for then even chess ability couldn ' t help our smiling one. WAYNE C. SMITH United States Army SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI Bugle Corps (4); Choir (1); Wrestling Squad (1). I ' M from Missouri, " spoke up one grinning, black-haired youth as he dropped his suit- case. " Not necessary to tell us that, " was the come-back. " Pick up a D. T. and show me a little speed up those stairs. " That day began Wayne ' s journey through plebe life, and gave him his first ambition to have a pair of husky legs beneath him at all times. When Cro ' s Nest missed this speedy hiker you could make a ten to one bet that Wayne was traveling a la lizzy. Strange to state, the T. D. never hived this innocent look- ing kaydet who satisfied his wanderlust by the aid of a fair chauffeurette and the four-wheeled hill climber. Art should have been Smitty ' s middle name because he ' s full of it. Poetry, love lyrics, tales of fair damsels in distress, 16 page masterpiece letters, all flow from his pen as easily and regularly as Jupe Pluvius " pleuts " at Army-Navy games. And as for femmes, Wayne is as constant as the ordinary kaydet is fickle. He hasn ' t changed his chauf- feur in four ears. m ff ' iiictyi-l7i ' 0 HARRY GORDON SP]LLING1 ' :R Honor School SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI Assistant Mgr. Track (2) ; Manager Track (1); Corp. (3,2); Capt. (1); Baseball Summer Camp (3); Pointer (2, 1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Camp IlliMTiination. Gen ' l Committee (1); Honor Committee (1); Mcmoriam Co.nmittee, Class (2, 1); String Monogram, Plebe Mop Committee. THE best goods come in the smallest packages. ' Every inch of Harry ' s five feet foin- and a half must be made of the concen- trated extract, judging by his record as a kaydct. Starting plebe days as a charter mem- ber of that famous " F " Company house of Calhoun, Channon, Si)illinger, and Whitted, be changed posts on the strength of four stripes when the T. D. decided that he was the man to pilot " E " Company during First Class year. Imperturbable, easy-going, always ready with the right idea when it was most needed, this little fellow has proven himself an ideal company commander. Elsewhere he has exercised his executive ability with the Track Squad. From late winter, when indoor preparations were in progress, right on until June ' eek, this man- ager was out with Lieutenant X ' idal ' s charges, attending quietly, but none the less efficiently, to the most minute detail. And withal he found time to write the street address on an envelope almost everv night. RAYMOND WHEELER TOMS United States Army STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT Corp. (3); B. A., A. B., A. B., Rifle Marksman. Stars (4J. T( ).MS, IIo Toms! " " HO! " " Report to the Battalion Board immediately I " Such an exchange of cries is often heard in the Div. wherein Tommy resides. .A.nd in all his visits to the " powers that be " he has never been able to convince them that he was right and they were wrong. All they needed was his name, and his slug was certain. Curiously enough this resulted in a passion for snappy footgear, and now he is buying Q. M. boots. Last year he sent home for his radio, and for a time it was all radio for Tommy. But now, even that has lost its fascination, for he has ])arked a miniature on " the femme. ' ' Now be is frequently heard to utter the cry, " Wonga, Wonga, Ain ' t Love Wonderful? " Even with all Raymond ' s diversions (lately it has been cross-word puzzles), he can still tell the P ' s where he is right and they are wrong, though he did lose his stars during his yearling vear. Tommy is boning Aviation " With. " Great things are expected of him, as he is the type of man that makes an excellent aviator. Ninety-three Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Vice-Pres. Y. M. C. A. (1); Treas. Y. M. C. A. (2) ; Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. HERE we have a true, and indeed a worthy son of the West. Coming ' to the Point from a tin school in Alinnesota, the military life was nothing- new to him, and consequently he experienced little difficulty during plebe summer. He has spent less time on his books than any other man in the class, and yet he ranks with the best. His entire study time is from the return of the Corps from breakfast until eight o ' clock. Because of his academic efficiency and military ability he has been made consistently, and in his First Class year we see him driving a platoon in " E " Company. Ken has studied the theory of radio, and has spent innumerable hours learning the practical side. Lately the T. D. has broken into his ])lans by ordering his many sets locked in the trunk rooms. His knowledge and experience in radio work will certainly be of value to his chosen branch, the Signal Corps. Aside from his radio, the rest of his time is spent in holx- communion with his Red Book and red comforter. ALEXANDER McNAIR WILLING At Large BOSTON, M. SSACHUSETTS Corp. (3, 2) ; Lieut. (11 ; Boxing (2, 1) ; Rifle Team (3, 2, 1) ; Baseball Summer Camp (3); Beast Detail, Pointer (2); Rifle Expert, Pistol Sharpshooter, Indoor Meet (2, 1). WHAT ! Mine, Sir ! They twinkle as the stars above : thej glimmer — " and so on to the bitter end. Yea, recognition ! Mac is something of an astronomer ; for light exercise we are content with the weight machines and such, but Mac feels more at home when he is down playing with the nice boys in the bo.xing room. The celestial bodies are his daily dozen. iVo, he didn ' t get that A for dragging 35 3.0 ' s to the hop last winter ; that came as a result of making possibles down on the rifle range. The targets became so scared when he drew a bead on them that they were unable to get out of the way as targets usually do. That melancholy look on Mac ' s face isn ' t an indication of having received a five and ten recently : Rudy tipped him off that that was a good way to keep the girls at arm ' s length, and he believes it. Sometimes one slips in under his trusty left and takes a head lock, but it isn ' t often, and she never secures a fall. Ninety-four Ninety-five T " COMPANY Captain Corporals Diitton Ankenljrandt Lieutenants Calhoun, J. Brosnan Bayer Whitted Carlson, A. V. Crombez Scheiffler 1st Sergeant Nourse, R. S. Gamber Henderson Co. Supply Sergeant Ringler Barton Ross, H. Doud Seri eants ?ilulligan 1st Class Privates Pc-ploe Airan Lansing Damas Mitchell, D. E. Denson Denniston. J. C. A. Gose West, G. W. Horner Honnold Kidwell Deutermann Suttles 2(1 Class Privates White, R. C. Gilkerson Williams. A. X. Grizzard Williams, L. R. Moore, M. Wood, H. S. 3d Class Privates Dickerson. A. H. 4tli Class Privates Dressier Arthur Dunham Bates Holland, J. P. Beattie Hoist Boatner Kaylor Brooke Kirkpatrick, H. B. Chase Lillard Cullen Lovell De ' itt Lowe Duncan McKinney, H. E. Falkner, F. H. McLaughlin, E. D. Gibbs Odell Hastings Segarra Hubbsrd Towner Hunsbcrger Turner. R. G. Keller Wells, J. B. Kimmell Lowrence Leahy McLennan Markham Mathews, E. S. Matteson, W. J. Morrison, H. O. Moscatelli Mvers, R. L. Nichols, W. K. O ' Brien Pearson, C. W. Rupert, W. P. Sadler Shahan Smith, T. Talbot Tally Thayer, E. Warren, J. Weiner N. was: T iron you sup! rant eras (E ' X toh T art com Ninety-six 66 F " COMPANY is Uf jjA, E GODS, can this be ' F ' Company? " The " Old Grad. " (now a Second Louey) stares in amazement at the last company still undergoing inspection in front of the 13th and 14th divs. Yea, verily ' tis " F " Company; the unquillable are quilled cold, len the company is dismissed, the " Old Grad. " steps into a First Class room and, after shaking hands around and letting everybody try on the " flopp " cap and the " snappy " overcoat, he tried to bum a skag and put his feet on the table. " Hate to be unhospitable, but you ' ll get us quilled if you scratch up the table-top with those spurs, — and please don ' t let that skag burn that washstand ' cause we want to go on week-end next month. " The " Old Grad. " is astounded. Spoony rooms dtn ing release from C. Q. What is the limit? " You don ' t mean to tell me you dust EVERY morning! " Same " Old Grad. " helps grumble at the Saturday-night supper in the mess hall. " This looks more like ' F ' Company as it used to be. " is his satisfying remark. " The wit is just as rampant ; the plcbes are just as blase ; and ' under the table ' crashes above the mess-hall din just as melodioitsly as it ever did. " No wonder the " Old Grads. " like to come back. Always sure to be welcome; always sure to be treated as " one of the boys. " The quill-shcet may be a helluva lot longer, — the rooms more careftilly spooned — but the bonhomie of the most democratic company lives on. cattaix rixrarson tiii iU FIRST CLASSMEN Ninety-seven JESUS AIRAN Philippine Islands BULACAN, BUL, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Corp. (3); Rifle Marksman, Boxing (4, 1); Cathnlic Cliapel Choir (3); Color Line (1). CHOO-CHOO, " like the rest of us poor " immortals, " first saw the battlements and towers of our " Highland Home " through the haze of a dim and misty July first. It was a very sudden change from the sunny Philippines to the cold grey gloom of the Hudson, but " Choo-Choo " soon adjusted himself to the change, and before long we found him acting as the corporal of the crack squad of the Sixth Company of our plebe days. It was not as a drill master, however, that " Choo-Choo " became prominent, but as an athlete. " Choo-Choo " is a clever bo.xer, and was a member of the squad until a badly injured hand caused his retirenient. He has spent many years studying the violin, and his delightful selections have caused more than one weary mind to wander back to Furlough. His presence at the Color Line concerts added much to the quality of those pleasant entertainments. JOHN I. BROSNAN Third District, Virginia RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (1) . (3, 2); Lieut ) ; Sunday School Teache iig Championship (2) ; N Pistol Expert (3) ; Bo.sing (2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2) ; nerals, Small A, Monogram. STRH ING through the area appeared a short but manly figure, dressed in a gray coat heavily bedecked with black braid and gilded buttons. A scream, two yips, and a rush ! When the dust cleared away it was evident that Shorty had mastered the situation, for out of the turmoil emerged one Irish face. Nor were social occasions the only ones which inspired our wandering boy to pass out his own approved solutions. Shorty commands a battery of heavy artillery that has done re- markable things, winning for him a minor sports " A " along with the Captaincy of the Corps Boxing Squad. There is only one thing we hold against him. He seems to believe that H. G. Wells was right, and that we all descended from the Mongolians. As a result, his mind seems ever to respond to an inward call from the East. He has loved to study these Eastern peoples, and whether Shorty stays in the service or not we hope that his interest in Asia will some day help us learn to know our Eastern felliiwmen. MARCEL G. CROMBEZ United States Army LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharp- shoolcr, Hundredth Night (2); Corps Rifle Squad (2, 1). THE one who first dubbed Crombez " Ma- chine Gun " (M. G. for short) had a deeper insig ht into human nature than most of us suspected. In fact, it would be difficult to find a more fitting comparison to reveal the true man. He has struck his target with rapidity and accuracy, until he has risen from the low- liest to the rank of lieutenant. Marcel is possessed of those qualities which one naturally looks for in a soldier. Like all good soldiers, he has an eagle eye, and great will be the loss to the Corps Rifle Squad when he graduates. Serious minded, painstaking and conscien- tious. Marcel has laid his own course and then stubbornly followed it, in spite of criticism, to its conclusion. We cannot fail to respect him for always having the courage of liis con- victions. A more loyal, helpful, and interesting ad- dition to the doughboys would be difficult to find, for " M. G. " is joining the basic branch with his mind set upon reaching the top. V V stiga W ' ALDEMAR N. DAM AS Si.vtcciith District, Massachusetts FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS Corp. (2); Wrestling (4, 3); Sunday School Teacher (1): Cadet Movie Representative (1). LIE is a wrestler in build, an in- jator of drags by inclination, easy going by nature, and extremely noisy by in- heritance. Ever since FurIou,gh, Wallie has been in love — yes, devotedly so. He could forget the next day ' s lessons, but never a letter to her. One morning, however, things seemed to be upset and he was heard to remark, sadly : " Every dog has his day ; you can ' t make a femme stick with postage stamps only. " Maybe so, but Wallie never aged under the strain, for that very afternoon he came back to earth with a jolt that would have killed a cow. Wallie and the tanbark, like hydro.gen and oxygen, have a great affinity for each other. As a result of his athletic prowess over such men of great big back muscle as Baby Bryan and Branner Perdue, Wallie has been a val- uable member of the wrestling squad. The patience and loyalty that have kept him labor- ing on the mat will make his career a success. Ninety-nine JOSEPH DENNISTON Senatorial, Rhode Island NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Corp. (3, 2) J Sergeant (1); Rifle-Pistol Marksman. RHODE ISLAND, New England, Joe Denniston ; all in a nutshell. A mere glance put little Joe in the runt company. He was quiet — for a minute — with a frown on his brow, " Say, what ' s it all about? " Then he quit wondering and fell to work. There are many exponents of argumentation in the Corps, but the man has yet to be found who can hold his own against our runt. Mlether right or wrong, good or bad, logical or illogical, Joe could win solely by his sesquipedalian words. Joe knows a little of everything, and it would be hard to pick another individual who has the general knowledge that is his. He makes up his mind to find out a fact, and then does it. ' hatever he starts he always finishes, and it is ever a job well done. When looking for fun, he has a good time, and the " Little Corp " is always in demand to add life to the party. Joe ' s determined spirit, his ability to judge correctly, his winning personality and his ready wit, are qualities which insure his success in Uncle Sam ' s Army. PIERRE CABOT DENSON Fourth District, North Carolina RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA Wrestling (2) ; A. B., A. B., A. B. AFTER all, past performances are the only things on which to print our dope sheet, and I challenge anybody in the Corps of Cadets today to equal Pierre ' s remarkable career as a cadet. IJke the rest of us, Pierre has always been under the watchful domination of the mighty Battalion Pioard, though his was an exceptional case. Like two close friends, Pierre and the Big Three are inseparable. Because of his silence, he seems to have been misunderstood in the beginning, but as the days went by his classmates discovered that beneath his stern and cold exterior lay gentleness and quietness of spirit, a discovery which won to him many friends. Nature has endowed him with a wonderful musical instinct and a great love for beauty, so that in the days of our re- tirement, when our work is done, a little strain of a guitar will remind us of our old classmate Pierre Denson, that easy-going, indifferent, and care-free little runt. i W lie A: iich h One hundred W ' Z 1 HPi IT ' r 4r H 1 H ib 1 " " • j B c- = —J -- " CARL REUBEN DUTTON Senatorial. Michigan CONSTANTINE, MICHIGAN Corp. (2, 2); Captain (1); Indoor Meet (3); Monogram, Track (4, 3, 2); Cross Country (4, 3); Beast Detail (1); Hundredth Night 2). WHEN " Dut " grew tired of coUej e life and desired to change his environment, he chose West Point as his next Alma Mater. Here he has proved to be no small personage, fur he has blazed his way through military and academic fields to glory. In the academic field he is just naturally " hivey, " a typical Knight of the Slide Rule, and a consistent habitue of the first section. Nevertheless he always enjoys deep slumber Icing before tattoo is sounded, usually retiring immediately after the Tac inspects. Judging by the voluminous letters " Dut " ' writes, one would conclude that he is an author, but, gentle reader, the big reason is, " Not the girl you can live with, but the girl you cannot live without " — briefly the O. A. O. The fore- going statement is substantiated by the fact that although he ranks the Engineers, he has cast his fortunes and a second lieutenant ' s pay divided by two with the home-building Coast Artillery. JOHN F. CAMBER United States Army UPPER SANDUSKY, OHIO WHEN a person awakens both his room- mates during the wee small hours of early morning by singing " Margie " or " There is really only one, " you may rest assured that during the day his mind wanders far away from the great grey walls that enclose him. This happened back in the post-Furlough days. . t that time little did we suppose it would terminate in a solitaire miniature. Jake once belonged to the great and noble Order of Goats, but " them days is gone for- ever. " He ' s not the man he used to be. He is still very conscientious, however, and has a high regard for all his work, doing everything entrusted to him thoroughly and with a smile. Couple all these good traits of character with the happy-go-lucky goat he used to be, and you will find a real man, a man among men, a loyal son of West Point, and one that will make good in any walk of life. One hundred one Ticenticth District. Illinois SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA RiHe Marksman. GOSCO hails from California. During plebe summer the boys of the old Fifth Company got a liberal education on the merits of California. When we were assigned to permanent companies, Gose cast his lot with the runts of " F " Company. Since that time, Gosco hasn ' t had a chance to spin fairy tales because Dame Rumor carried the news, and consequently Gosco has never been able even to get started on his tales of sunshine and pretty girls. This noble son soon burst into fame in his plebe days by attempting to inaugurate the custom of wearing F. D. to Sunday night suppers. With his good nature and smiling ways he has created something of a furor among the femmes, both East and West. The inevitable happened. A minature now graces her en- gagement finger, and Gose spends his time piping " doughboys with — . " Descending from a long line of able infantry officers, he possesses the talents and the strength of character that make a successful leader of men. WALLACE HALLOCK HONNOLD Senatorial, Oklahoma TULSA, OKLAHOMA Sergeant (1); Pointer (2); Assistant Editor Pointer (1). IT was at the beginning of the twentieth century that the hero of this dissertation first saw the smoke of an oil well. Wallace hails from the state of broncho busting and gim play. In his rare moments of eloquence, he often sweeps us away to the vast open spaces of the Golden West, where he holds us spellbound with scenes that would make a two- gun man grow pale with fear. The mechanical clock and calendar of his design that ticked away the days until furlough were worthy of Edison himself. In academic work he is neither goat nor engineer, but a member of the rabble between. As associate editor of The Pointer, his ability and faithfulness have contributed much to its success. If the prophets are unerring, after Gradua- tion Wallace is destined to go down the bridal path to the Coast and then to an editorial chair. c cctt One hundred two ALBERT AARON HORNER National Guard, Ohio CINCINNATI, OHIO Lacrosse (3, 2A) ; Rifle-Pistol Marksman, Color Line (1). CIiXCINNATI settled down for a good, peaceful rest when Jack left town. Not content with a sergeancy in Troop C, 107th Cavalry, National Guard, he set his eye on a commission in the regulars and joined in the vicissitudes of ' 25 ; thereafter whenever the morale needed raising, the surest booster was to try to get Jack flustered. And one could do it too ! Impetuous as he was, if anything unusual should arise, it often caused very humorous scenes — that time he made a slight error in the method of reporting to the Tac and diplomatically said, " Pardon me. Major, my mistake, " is the scene we always recall in connection with his name. But Jack ' s mistakes alone did not build his fame. His greatest success was in lacrosse. Giving up his heart ' s desire, the Polo Squad, Horner became, and will be remembered as one of the best lacrosse men of his time. May his be as sturdy a defense of country as has been his defense of the Army ' s goal. JOHN PORTER KIDWEEL Bightli District, Oklahoma COVINGTON, OKLAHOMA Rifle Marlcsman, Pistol Marksman. CU.MIXG from Oklahoma, where a man ' s education is complete when he shows six inches of daylight between his knees, and can draw a six-shooter in notliing flat, Kidwell found some rough spots in the course of study at the Point. Forty units deficient in mathe- matics at the start of his first writs, he fought to a shining victory, a big " No Exams ' ' on his H. I. card at Christmas. A goat he was, and a good one, too. But, although after that first epic struggle he took no chances with Dame Foundation, he generally had his fun. Few men have gotten more en- joyment out of Cullum Hall than he. No person on earth could say how Kid spent his Furlough, unless, perchance a young lady in overalls who decorated his locker shelf for two or three years should speak. Where and how he spent his week-end leaves is likewise a mystery. He has always dreamed of the Coast Artillery, despite his goatiness, but it seems that he must eventually end up with cross muskets on his collar like the rest of his fellow goats. One hundred three DONALD ELWOOD MITCHELL T iirtecnth District, Missouri JEFFERSON BARRACKS, MISSOURI Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Choir (4, 3); Assistant Manager Golf (2); Manager Golf (1); Pistol Sharp- shooter, Rifle Sharpshooter, FOR the benefit of those who maintain that nicknames and childish countenances are the quintessence of hopelessness, a brief resume of Dummy ' s sojourn among us should prove the falsity of such a theory. Our Dummy is a jack of all trades. Endowed by nature with an exceptional artistic ability, his many works of art are quite deserving, if not praiseworthy. Though just a little kid, as we used to call him, his helping qualities and esprit de corps gained for him the admiration and respect of all with whom he has associated. This is clearly manifested in its greatest degree by his un- tiring zeal in the management of the Varsity Golf Squad. Dummy ' s philosophy of Hfe is exemplified in the time-worn axiom, " Smile and the world smiles with you. " Soon to leave the old gray fortress for the civilian walks of life, his de- partment will cause his comrades real regret. TIMOTHY L. MULLIGAN Eii litcciith District, Nczv York TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK Honor Committee (1); Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Rifle Expert, Pistol Expert, Beast Detail (1). SOME men strive constantly to carry off the bacon — but not so with Mulligan. He never cared for pork. Guided by the experience of the smallest number of years of any of his classmates in " F " Company, Tim found it the better policy simply to follow his nose. At that, his nose frequently led him from the straight and narrow path. Volstead and he were as friendly as two boxers coming out of a clinch. He always enjoyed his week-end leaves. A fact borne out by his attempt to go to sleep on a coffee cup with a resulting scalded ear. Returning from Furlough, however, there seemed to be a difference in Tim. He had joined the O. W. F. L. (off women for life) club, of which he became president during his First Class year. Dame Nature has given him the prime requisites of a good horseman and it is his intention to take the Cavalry (without). In this branch, where men are men and so forth, Tim is bound to have a long and successful ride. I One hundred four GEORGE BATEMAN PEPLOE United States Army WATERPORT. NEW YORK Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Indoor Meet (3, 2); Lacrosse (3, 2, 1) ; Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Beast Detail. A FELLOW with a name like that just naturally has to expect that we will make a pun on it. He is peppy all right, but there is nothing low about him (although he was on the victorious team in the Engineer Goat game). Let liiin tell you about that girl in Waterport, and you ' ll see how high up in the clouds he really can go. lie says he owes his success in life to an earlv start, hut he stoutly maintains this has ncitliing to do with reveille. Despite all his ])n testations we are inclined to suspect that it has, just the same, because he used to be in the Detachment of Field Music. Xo matter how many times he may deny it, we positively know that he got up before the three-minute bell once, and anybody that would do that, well, he deserves to have us write his biography. ERNEST AVNER SUTTLES United States Army COLUMBIA, MISSISSIPPI Pistol Sharpshooter, Baseball (2, 1) ; Election Committee (1). TRALN ' ED to Arms, inured to hardship, and he hasn ' t slept under a roof in fourteen years ! Although a student and philosopher, " Soap " has never shone among the student stars, as his great learning and unlimited wisdom have never run in the same direction as the courses of instruction. Duke is waiting for Graduation ere revealing all his ability along military lines. That the way a man conducts himself in a pinch brings out his worth is axiomatic. Duke proved his worth in plebe year when he was turned out in all subjects and came through on top. Among his other accomplishments is his ability to savvy the fair sex. They are as clay in his hands, and many a fair one has fallen in love with him at first sight. Square and just in all his dealing. Soap has endeared himself to all his associates as dependable friend. One hundred five i GUSTAVUS WILCOX WEST Third District, Oklahoma TULSA, OKLAHOMA Indoor Meet (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); A. B., B. A. ALONG toward the end of June, in 19 20, the state of Oklahoma became exceed- ingly sad because happy little Gus was departing for West Point. The coyotes raised mournful howls, the oil wells dropped five barrels a day and the sky became overcast. He entered with ' 24 on July 1st, 1920, but as time passed on he longed for a period of surcease from kaydet labors. Colonel Echols saw his plight and gave him " leave " till July ' 21, when he joined ' 25. He returned to the Point and found himself in command of the 6th Company of new cadets for the summer. He showed his character by proving himself an able leader, and by winning tiie hearts of his new classmates. The spirit of ' 25 stands out all over him, and we, his friends, shall sincerely regret the day wlien the joint path of our lives divides, and we lose his cheerful smile and his desire to help. THOMAS BYRD WHITTED, JR. Senatorial, North Carolina CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Indoor Meet (2); Numerals. Acad. Record, Minor Sports " A " Company Howitzer Rep- resentative, Rifle Marksman. THROUGH a slithering sheet of untimely rain on that fateful morn burst the beam- ing countenance of another of North Carolina ' s favored sons. He was made an acting sergeant during plebe summer, and Charlotte ' s popula- tion went up another thousand. There came a day when Tom was initiating some of his less fortunate classmen into the intricacies of Ye Guarde Mounte. " 1. Puh-harade. 2. Runipf. " rang out in true adjutant fashion, whereupon all the troops came to right dress. The war was on, the troops contending that he talked with a mouthful of oatmeal, and Tom main- taining that the dumbbells could not understand good English when they heard it. And ever it has been that the clash of an argument draws Tom like an irresistible magnet. And besides, in the field, one isn ' t required to be so precise in diction, and according to Thomas the book is all wrong — there is only one branch in this man ' s army. To Congress — perhaps — but to oblivion in the Doughboys — never. One hundred six One hundred seven ' G " COMPANY Captain Hci)kins Lieutenants Holcomb Robertson, D. H. Noble, M. C. 1st Sergeant Hank ins Co. Supply Sergeant Fisher, J. S. Sergeants Dunford DeGravelines Dudley, G. W. Harvey Carne Browne, R. A. Liwski Cavelli M. Corporals Elirgott, H. W. ( )sborne Furcell, F. X A. Laidlaw Bowen, F. S. Daniels, H. J,l. Gritfing, L. S. Skinner, j l. L. Gailbreath Miter 1 st Class Privates Geraghty Hierholzer Matteson, M. H. Powell, J. F. Smith, J. M. 2d Class Privates Brady, B. W. Gaffney Young, W. 3d Class Privates Bartosh Grume Daly, E. G, Doty Grover Hawkins, D. C. Hocker Hunter. W. H. Isaacson Johnson, W Kimm Laubach McGown Moses, M. Naylor Pax son Shaw, L. E Stark M. Thorpe Martyn, F. F. Will Montgomery, H Woitkievicz Oakes 4th Class Privates O ' Keefe Alexander Palmer Casey Pirog Curran Sawyer Doidge Shute Doubleday Tarpley Edmundson Thayer, A. Fleming Titus Gartley Todd, W. E. Howell Totten Hunsaker West, R. Johnston, P. H. Williams, G. R. Lobdell Wise McLemore MacLaughlin P. E. Wrenn, O. I. Malone Yost One hundred eight 66 G " COMPANY HE Runts ! Ha, the Runts ! That ' s us ! ' Member the Runt-Flanker scrap of ' 21, the last of its ilk? And where- fore the last says you ? Mark yon fleeing flanker clothed in — shades of Beelzebub! — clothed in — item: one right shoe; item: one left shoe; perhaps a thought scanty, insuflicient-like, non-comprehensive, immodestly inade- quate, to quote an O. C. whose opinion, doubtless, was a wee bit biased, seeing his Thanksgiving spirit (and habiliments) had just previously been dampened (not to whisper soaked) by a bucket of water honestly intended for an as- saulting flanker — the stairs were darkish and the troops excited while — . Eh? a record of achievements, crass, material accomplish- ments? Why, what would you? ' e ' re Runts, man, Runts! D ' ye hear? Members of the llrotherhond, mark you. tht Brotherhood of good old Xaj), dear old Alex, kindly. sym])a- thet ' c, old Nels o ' the high seas, and runty bttlc " O " Compan} . very appropriately termed by an ( emliryonic ) undisputed military genius ' " The Cradle of the (H-eat. " Man, brother, " G " Company is the traditional home of the Rifle Cup, the Pistol Cu]), Plebe First Captains, l att. Adjutants, Howitzer Editors, Pointer Editors, Athletes, and First Class r ucks, (all, each, every, and severally Capitalized). Moral : " If you can ' t find what you want elsewhere. ' G ' Company will solve your problem. " CAPTAIN HKKATV FIRST CI,ASSMEN One hundred nine ROLAND AINSLEE BROWNE United States Army THORNTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. Corp. (3); Ser- geant (1); B. A., A. B. (3, 1). AT the tender age of sixteen, or thereabout, Roland decided to leave the salubrious air and hills of New Hampshire and see the world. For the past four years his slightly restricted view of it has been, if not as colorful as could be wished, at least more eventful than the average. As a plebe, he double-timed in spite of his repeated assertions to the contrary. As a yearling, he was busted and spent the bracing days of spring in walking. While a Second Classman, he boned files and chevrons. As a First Classman, he enjoyed the fruits of his labors, polishing his sword, and telling the plebes how it should be done. By nature he is blunt, outspoken, and ap- parently indift ' erent. This indifference is only on the surface — a mask to hide the generous activities of his heart, the well-meant actions of his mind, and the true feeling he has but does not desire to show. He is honest with himself and his classmates, loval to his friends and his Alma Mater. CHARLES PEARRE CABELL Senatorial. Texas DALLAS, TEXAS Corp. (3, 2) ; A. B., B. A., Rifle Marksman. COWBEI L " is one of those fortunate individuals who can drink from the " Cup of Knowledge " ever so lightly and receive maximum benefit. He has never had to " put out ' ' — occasion never demanded it, except wlien he was helping the other fellow. There we discover the essence of Pearre ' s character. No fiction was ever so interesting, nor bunk so alluring that they would not be forsaken gladly to soothe the worries of a goaty classmate. A natural and competent leader, Cab pos- sesses that great gift of making friends, and by his unwavering loyalty, has kept them. To those of us who know him best, he is more than a friend ; he is a true comrade, and one from whom we have gained much in our asso- ciation with him. Although vc think he should be an Inlanlry- man, the " Field ' ' is getting a man in whom we have absolute trust and confidence ; a worker and a soldier. Here ' s to your success. Cab, and " keep those caissons rolling. " One hundred ten W ILLIAiM JOHN CARNE United Stairs Army BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY Rifle Marksman, Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Howitzer Board (1). BIM has ever been a skeptical soul. Back in ' 17, the news reached him in his native haunts of Kentucky that President Wilson had declared that a state of war existed. A search- ing examination of his geography book failed to locate it, so he came over the mountain to find out about it. His quest was successful and he has been a member of the armed forces ever since. Having learned about women before coming to West Point, his activities in that direction have not shown a great amount of zest. A con- suming passion for fiction of all kinds dictates his way of spending most of his leisure. A good intellect, stimulated by literature, has given him a comfortable standing in the class and sufficient gold lace for a modest man. His favorite sports are foxing the Tac, solving cross-word puzzles and taking frequent periods of rest. CHARLES CAVELLI, JR. Xinth District. J ' irginia RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Rifle Sharpshooltr (3); Rifle Expert (2); Rifle Team (2, 1); Sergeant (1). GUIDED only by poopsheets. textbooks and radio magazines, this Virginia gentleman discards all hearsay unless the printed page states it as a fact. Overlooking radio, he is otherwise a normal individual with a strong chivalrous instinct and a sensitive nature, both typical of men from the land where the " Birds warble sweet in the springtime. " Among his chief activities is the weekly visit to Cullum Hall. Here he collects the latest rumors, and keeps his poopsheets on the femmes up-to-date. All newcomers are given the once-over and duly rated. Steady, alert, and conscientious, he has the qualities requisite for a brilliant success. All he needs is the ladder to climb, and that is waiting for him in the Service. His life ambition is to prove his worth as an efficient officer of the Army and to bear the motto of his Alma Mater. One hundred eleven KYRL LEIGHTON-FAXFORD DE GRAVELINES United States Army RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Choir (i. 2, 3, 4); Literary Editor Pointer (1); Hundredth Night (1); Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman. MV dear Dr. Watson, here is a chap who has had an interesting and varied career — service in France during the war and later, material support of the brewing industry as a member of the American Forces in Germany : from buck private to staff sergeant, from staff .sergeant to cadet. His education is extensive. He delves into quaint foreign literatures, dis- cusses art. dabbles in music, plays cleverly with and upon words, and fences a bit. " As for his character — it is just what the character of a gentleman and cadet should be. Idiosyncrasies? Well, a few. I might men- tion the pleasing willingness and gratitude with which he accepts the advice of friends. And how, on the other hand, he can at times display an uncanny amount of stubbornness. This trait, however, might better be termed loyalty, since it never appears save when he is defend- ing an ideal or a friend. " " Marvelous, Sherlock! One would think you knew the gentleman. " " Watson, old bean, — I do. " GEORGE WELLINGTON MADISON DUDLEY Si.vtii District, otcfl SIGOURNEY, IOWA Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. Football Squad (2. 1); Wrestling (3, 2, 1) ; Indoor Meet, Sergeant (1) ; Beast Detail. GEORGE has spent only First Class year in " G " Co., but that, we hold, is ground enough to claim him for our own. George, whether he will or no. is then a runt, and in one short year has climbed to the top of the ladder in " G " Co. ' s hearts. A French harp, (he insists on calling it that) with Farmer and Farmer ' s grin, could make the death house at Sing Sing resemble the Hotel Astor just after the yearlings have burst forth to exhibit their second stripe to the world at large. We ' ve actually seen him work a change almost comparable, when we were in council assembled to air grievances large enough to make any kaydet bitter and sour for days. A reference to George ' s drags cries loudly for admission here. The femmes always come back for more after George has dragged ' em once, and George is no heart-breaker or sheik, either. He has the same effect on them he has on us. He ' s one of " G " Co. ' s celeb- rities, and we ' ll claim him till the last man of us has sung Benny Havens for the last time on this earth. 0 deal,. hebi One hundred twelve DONALD DUN FORD Sczriith District, Missouri LEXINGTON, MISSOURI OXI.N ' within the narrow precinct of " C Co. is Don known for what he really is. lUessed with a cheerful nature, a pleasing personality, and a steadfast spirit, he had en- deared himself to all of us. Don originally hailed from the Briti.sh Isles, hut upon arriving in this country some fourteen years ago his parents decided that Missouri was to he the lionored state. However Don does not live up to its favorite ex])ression. " Yoi: have to show me, " but places a good deal of faith in his fellow ' -man. During his four years here at the Academy he hasn ' t paid a great deal of attention to the fair sex, hut one look at the above picture and you will realize that there must be a good reason. The girl back home still holds un- disputed posses.sion of his heart, and to hold a girl for four years is no small score to chalk up on Dan Cupid ' s tablets. Generosity is his worst fault. And such men are few. If we are ever in need of a friend, Don, we would like to have someone standing by like you. JOHN SALISBURY FISHER Senatorial. Nebraska BEATRICE, NEBRASKA Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, Corp. (3) ; Company Supply Sergeant (1); Color Line (3); Hundredth Night (2). THE subject of this brief sketch is one of those privileged individuals possessing adaptability to environment. Transported hither from the wilds of Nebraska, he soon became a plebe inured to hardship and the doubtful joys of plebedom : and later, in yearling camp, when most of us were feeling of that one stripe by way of reassuring ourselves. Pop was a finished yearling, and took his change of state a deal more nonchalantly than the First Class- men took theirs. The first section or the last (he has known both more than once) is all one to him. and he goes his chosen way indifferent alike to the charms of mundane text books and the widely varied opinions of the Academic Departments. He ' s an ardent week-ender, and in the pursuit of one of these displayed the only out- ward sign of strong emotional revolt against his status quo that we ' ve ever seen him make. Vague engineering ambitions consume him at present. But. within the army or without, " G " Co. is unanimous in predicting much and hoping for more for our Pop. One hundred thirteen T( I sav that Mike is Irish would l)e simply repeating a fact that is obvious both from his name and from the lay of his features. The Irish fight and humor are always present. His fighting instinct — an admirable quality for a soldier — crops out in everything that he does. His first successful struggle came with the Math, department ; in turn, he wrestled victoriously with mechanics, chemistry and en- gineering. On the cup-winning " G " Co. teams we find him putting out the best that he has. As a steam injector for football rallies, he is one hundred per cent efficient. Ilis fervid oratory heats the mob to the boiling point by its desperate sincerity. A buck for four years, ' tis true, but there are few who are better qualified to lead men. Sincere, energetic and square in everything that he undertakes, he has shown a deep in- terest in ever -thing that has to do with the welfare and morale of the troops. LUDLOW, KENTUCKY Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Corp. (2, 3); Sergeant (U; First Sergeant (1); Pointer, Assistant Advertising Manager (2); Business Manager (1); Hundredth Night (2, 3); Exhibit Committee (1); Choir (1, 2, 3, 4); Gymnasium Squad (4). MILTON TAYLOR HANKINS began life with ' 25 as brevet-top-kick of a plebe coiiii)any. It took just about one day to replace the Milton Taylor with Happy, which name has stuck through four years of battling the elements — the elements of Trig., Frog., Spick, and so forth. Now, you can ' t judge a man by the condition of his table drawer. It matters little the variety and arrangement of the articles therein con- tained, but rather the ability of the owner to find what he wants when he wants it. That ' s Hank all over, and it didn ' t take very long for the powers that be to discover that Happy was not only the man for Business Manager of The Pointer, but also for top-kick, real top-kick, of " G " Co. Either of these jobs would make an ordinary mortal shudder — but not Hank. So here ' s to you. Hank, and may you never have cause to lose vour well-deserved title of One hundred fourteen DWIGHT IiAR ' J-:Y Fifth District, Indiana DANVirXE, INDIANA Uiflc Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman, ScTKtant (1). DW I C.I IT, a bri,i;ht and shining youth, entc-red our ni i d s t directly from the Iloosier State, confident that West Point would be properly impressed with his arrival. He soon changed his mind, however, and nary a word did he utter, nor a false move did he make during the first six months. The balmy, invigorating air of spring undoubtedly caused his downfall. It was a downfall of snow from Dwidgett ' s window upon a group of unsuspect- ing yearlings that caused the spring " bucking up " to begin so prematurely. His youthful features are at times belied by those occasional displays of worldly wisdom that cause us to emit gasps of astonishment. His open, friendly manner, his lack of egotism, his pleasant surprises, and his ever-present optimism have won for him many friends. Whether cit. or soldier we hope to meet him often, but we fear that the Indiana farm will claim its own in due time. V . ' FRANK JOHN HIERHOLZER United States Army MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Rifle Expert, Pi.stol Marksman, Rifle Squad (3, 1); Gym. Squad (4, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Corp. (3); B. A. FRANK by name and frank by nature describes this gentleman. . s a plebe, he openly admitted that he was boning files and chevrons. He has had both, mo.stly files, and for the last two years has graced the rear rank whenever he could con- ceal himself there. He has been a member of the gym squad on numerous occasions, and has shown himself a good performer. But his chief activities cannot be overlooked, and may be summed up as boning red comforter, radio, and fiction, and giving his personal attention to all Fourth Classmen in no uncertain terms. We will all remember him ; Frank annoyed us on numerous occasions with his blunt, truthful statements as to our shortcomings ; he was a real four-square man, one who was able and willing to help the goats, and when the real test comes, and we have to get out and give our utmost, may we have Herr Von Bieberstein supporting us with that good old Army fight of his. One hwidred fifteen CARL WARREN HOLCOMB National Guard SALEM, OREGON Pistol Expert (3, 2. 1); Expert Rifleman (3 " ) ; Pistol Trophy (3); Rifle Trophy (3); Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Rifle Squad (3); Pistol Squad (2, 1); Monogram (2); Captain Pistol Team (1). IN Hoke we have that rarest of combinations — a high-ranking make, " responsible for the discipline of his platoon, " and a man of such real fellowship that no one with whom he has ever come in contact has ever been known to view him with aught save genuine admiration and wannest friendliness. For the buck in ranks ' tis none so hard to gain the plaudits and admiration of the proletariat, but for the platoon leader who feels his responsibilities, these things are most difficult of acquisition. IToke has never for an instant broken faith with the T. D., nor has he ever forgotten that he is, before a make, a kaydet. Quiet, steady, dependable in any and all emergencies, Hoke has long been the most out- standing reason for the Army ' s victories on the pistol and rifle ranges. His qualities so admirably fit him for the firing line that a con- firmed doughboy cannot but sigh wistfully and envy the Coast the services Hoke is so eager to render. ARMOND W. HOPKINS United States Army CINCINNATI, OHIO Expert Rifleman, Pistol Marksman, Corp. (3, 2) ; Captain fl); Gvm. Team (3, 2); Track Team (2, IV, Editor-in-Chief Pointer, Beast Detail, Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). IN far-off Ehrenbreitstein, as a " dirty horseman, " Hop first learned to step off with the left foot. He soon put the lie to this nickname by his extreme spooniness. His polished leather and glittering metal might have dazzled away all companions if Hop had not possessed a forceful [lersonality to attract friends. Hop was a model plebe. During June Week, an upper-classman asked him, sneeringly : " Mister, can ' t you ever do anything wrong? " Hop replied next morning at " plebe crow " by recognizing him. Though the close parallel between the adventures of our cosmopolitan beau-extraordinary and those of young Gareth predicted a Lynette, we haven ' t yet decided which is she. A leader in supporting activities by personal effort, he assumed leadership of another kind when awarded captain ' s chevrons. Hop is human enough to have his faults. Unable to think of any right now, we ' ll give him the iienefit of the doubt. One hundred sixteen PETER PAUL LIWSKI United States Army NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT VVieslliiig (J, 2, 1); Corp. (3); Sergeant (1); Kifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Expert. G COMPANY can well boast of its lack of that brand of humans commonly known as tightwads, but even in " G " Co. there are very few as sincerely generous as Pete. No one has ever been known to ask of Pete a favor which was not fulfilled if it Was in his power to do so. yuite welcome, too, were the frequent laughs he provided us. We remember, among a mul- titude of other things, his valiant attempts to drop a nickle off his nose so as to make it land in a funnel in his belt. Nor, we think, will he forget the three iron men he so kindly donated his wife on a bet, made near the close of his second class year, that there were two more recitations in French. In addition to being a wrestler of no mean ability on the mat, he bones varsity hopoid every Saturday ; and many a pretty maid will view, with real regret, his dofi ' ing of kaydet gray. MILU HOWARD MATTESON United States Army EYOTE, MINNESOTA Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1); Wrestling, Indoor Meet, RiHe Sharpshooter. SUME years ago our hero journeyed to the distant land of Hawaii to gain fame as a soldier of fortune. After many exciting ad- ventures, he was rewarded by a trip to the States. Finally, after hiding in New York until his money gave out. and the T. D. became active in his behalf, our runt appeared at West Point. From the very beginning, Alatty ' s quick smile and his size made him famous and popular, all the way from the gymnasium, where he was one of Tom Jenkins ' ' " rastlers, " to the Battalion Board, where Milo received many miles in exchange for his lieutenant ' s chevrons. For the first two years he was well known in the ranks of the goats. But when he realized that that was a poor way to go after a com- mission in the Cavalry he rose to the first section with a meteoric burst, and there he has remained. This feat, combined with a very forceful personality and general spooniness, gained him the ill-fated lieutenant ' s chevrons. Matty swears darkly that once is enough 1 One hundred seventeen AiEREDlTH CORNWALL NOBLE At Larse Rifie Shanjshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, C( Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (1); Honor Coin rp. (3, 2) ; First nittee (1) ; Beast Detail (1). THE Corps is ever rife with rumors, and many have wondered who was responsible. The mystery has been solved and his picture is placed above in order that all might see liim. In the manufacture of distasteful rumors, Noble easily ranks first. His own foundation is his favorite subject. Truthfully and candidly, Xoble has never yet taken a series of writs without the profound conviction that he didn ' t have a chance. One would imagine that this ceaseless worry would make a nervous wreck of him, but we know that he regains his peace uf mind and soothes his nerves by satisfying his inordinate craving for sleep. An athlete of no mean repute, he has won his " G " in every intramural sport. If we cast aside all of his little eccentricities, we find him a good soldier, spoony and snappy. In choosing a doughboy career he is but following his natural bent. [ M I j _ i " ' ■ K FREDERIC POWELL United States Army VALDOSTA, GEORGIA IN Fred we have as great a contradiction as any that adorn the pages of history. For three years he conscientiously followed the path of least resistance — a path which, for Fred, would show a remarkable graph. Paternal attention to his red comforter, Freddy ' s seldom-failing grin, and his good-humored refusal to exert himself, unless it be along literary or other cultural lines, are the char- acteristics whose tenacity will ever stamp their victim as Freddy Powell, and no other. Came First Class year and our Fred found himself singled out as Editor of the ' 25 Howitzer. In a trice Fred became (temporarily, we believe and hope) the energetic, hustling, toiling Yankee, working hard indeed at this, a task of his heart ' s desire. Against the one year so spent, Fred has chalked up a treasure of leisure and rest ' twill be sweet to enjoy when this Howitzer is at last a monument, sole and sufficient, to lus industry. One liHiidred eighteen DANIEL H. ROBERTSON, JR. Eighth District, Illinois CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Pistol Kxpcit, Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1); Be.ist Detail, Hun- dredth Night (2); Color Line (3); Indoor Meet (4,3,2, 1); Baseball Summer Camp (3, 1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Mon- cisram and " .V in Tr.ick. BOBBIE is the runt who jumps broadly, pedalling his way through the ether, even as Mercury of the winged heel or as a moun- tain goat leaping lightly from crag to crag. I Ic won his " A " in the Navy Meet of 1923. lie has ever been a leading disciple of the " Live and let live ' ' theory, although the plebes who were his minions in Beast Barracks will not agree to this diagnosis. " A place for every- thing and everything in its place " is his rule with regard to plebeian anatomical tlistribution. A remarkable vocal development has resulted from his efforts to achieve the ideal. Bobbie is neither snake nor misogynist; neither goat nor engineer ; neither soak nor saint. lie keeps in the middle of the broad highway and travels in goodly company. He is going into the Air Service, where we hope his level head and even temperament will keep him off the front page of the newspapers. JUDSON MacIVOR SMITH Second District, Illinois CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (2); Camp Illumination (1); Pistol Marksman, Stunt Committee (3. 2). THE happiest day of Jud ' s young life was the one on which he found that he was actually going to West Point. And the saddest day of his still youthful existence was when he was found deficient at the end of his first yearling year. But to prove that a good man can ' t be kept down, he spent his Fourlough in diligent study and application, and became a member of our class in September. Jud has a weakness for hop cards. All of his spare time and a good deal of that which he ought not to spare are devoted to the careful preparation of these favors. Naturally, after all this trouble, he never misses a hop, even when there is no feed. Various activities have attracted his attention during his five-year sojourn on Hudson ' s shore, such as singing in chapel on Sunday morning, or hanging football slogans on the tower thereof on Fridav nitrht. One hundred nineteen One hundred twenty •■-. " . " v V • ' ' Kfy SH5 = ' t - mtKm S SSm ' ' ' • ' 5 v flHttlSaKflGUS ' . «.M " feifc .-- ' ■HHnlTf ' P T M » SfT " ,• L ' - - y. -- F L I R T A T I O X W A L K 0»f hundred hvenly-one " H " COMPANY Captain Corporals Watson Terwilliger McCormick, G. E Bowman, J. W. Andersen. J. R. Wheeler, S. M. Thrams McCutchen Lieutenants Beatty. J. H. Jones, M. D. Nelson, M. R. VanMeter 3d Class Privates Allen, J. B. Washbourne, L. B. Wcyher McGarr Mowry Henn Raney, E. D. Bailey, H. M. 4th Class Privates Ncary Nichols ' s. C. P. Parker, G. E. Cody Baker, G. W. Nourse, K. E- Isl Sergeant Harwell Stagliano Ptrickler, L C. Parham Garver, R. T. Graybeal Brennan Peddicord Rich Co. Supply Sergeant I ' lhrhardt Harrington Chambers Tiscliliein 1st Class Privates Hedekin Kemiy Coleman Douglas, G. A. Schannep Simon Sergeants Miller, H. G. Kirby, J. W. Dwyer Skeldon Lord, W. A. Myers, C. M. Kunesh Fitzgibbons Steed Coursey Purdue Lundquist Gavan Stevenson, H. W. Strickland Senior McArthur, J. C. Goodell Tate Devereaux Soule Mechling Gray, R. McD. Thomas. A. Bennett, J. H. Perrilliat Grinstcad Van Natta Lincoln 2d Class Privates Potter 1 leiman Wadman Grayeb Land Schull Koon Watt Long, W. E. Silverman Sterling Longaker Yates i One hundred twenty-two " H " COMPANY -R-R-RITE diss way ! Come in an ' see the bigg-est, best-est, joU-iest show on earth ! Step right up folks ! Four rings, folks ! Sump ' um goin ' on all the time ! The bigg-est, the wild-est freaks on earth ! Com in an ' see ' em I The Henn what never laid a eggl Take a squinter att ' a terrible Tony — the man wi ' the wickedest stilletto! A Koon what ' s got no stripes, no rings, an ' no tail! Steed — one-fourth man — the other res ' horse! Not all at once, folks! Little room! Come r-r-rite up ! See Watt-sparking wizzard — a mile long! See ' Postle Simon an " ' Pistle Thomas ' ginst Nich his-self — eats ' em alive ' ■ in fight to finish — the rutl-est, the bloodiest on the midway ! JMadame Henny an " Lad - W ' cyher — straight from Turkey — Old Shiek ' s favorite " wives ' " — beautiful ain ' t no name! See the wild — see the raving IMalamute — Duke Sterling — straight from the wild, wild, wilds of Africa — untamed an ' can ' be tamed! See the worl " famous JSIiller grind " slug " ' gravel! Baker " cook the works! " The Human Fly Paper " Tangle-fast Tish! " Come r-r-rite up! R-rite up! Hear the great " Sweet Birdie Quartet ' ' singing, " I ain ' t gonna walk no more, no more! " See the wonder Potter make a man-livin ' , breathin ' . walkin ' , talkin " , out o ' a Rich liunk u ' Land — A Longacre-one foot broad an ' six foot long! Come r-rite up, folks! Don ' t be back ' ard ' bout comin ' for ' ard! The bigg-ost, best-est, jolliest show on earth ! CAPTAIN- KinSlCR FIRST CLASSMEN One hundred twenty-three ' JOHN HENRY BEATTY Thirtieth District, Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Corp. (2, 2); Lieutenant (1) ; Hundredth Night (2) ; Pointer Staff (2. 1); Hop Manager (1); Corps Athletic Representa- tive, Honor Committee, Beast Detail. ALTHOUGH his innocent face still sug- gests Fauntleroy curls, John had alread}i touched up his inner self with the steel of his native city when he came to us. He has never failed to produce the exact appearance most likely to aid him when a particular end was sought, and so has felt every rung in the ladder. Plebe Christmas he was branded a sure found- ling, and only five months later it was a safe bet he would wear stars. Gaze for a while at him and his activity record, and you will agree that he has used rare judgment in the appH- cation of his aqua velva and his natural endowments. We will always remember him as the in;ui who found the funny part of every incident and did much to make life the joke it is. There ' s a man, gentlemen, for he despises Tacs, loves a good party, seeks an argument, endures academics, and longs for Graduation. There ' s a man, girls, for he cares much for your company and your ways, yet remains the master of an eager heart. JOHN HOWARD BENNETT Eighteenth District, Ohio STEUBENVILLE, OHIO Sergeant (1); Soccer (1) ; Orchestra (2, 1) ; Rifle Marksman. WHEN the above mentioned young man entered the sally-port, the name Tony came with him, and since then it has been " Tony " and nothing else. However, please don ' t misunderstand us, for our subject claims no binding ties to spaghetti or the shores of sunny Italy. His one great failing is his love for a 1921 model Stradivarius fiddle, and when one or two of the strings aren ' t missing he pushes a mean bow. Truly, without Tony (and 6 or 7 others) the Kaydet Orchestra simply couldn ' t exist. His affaires de coeur have been few but heavy, and should you ask him he will tell you that they ' re all fickle but one — and sometimes she is too. However, he has an inherent dis- like for " cit " visitors when he goes on leave. Mis happiest day will be when he can put into practice the old adage that one yard at a thousand subtends one mil. One hundred twenty-four JOHN W. BOWMAN I ' ortkth District, Nezv York WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Corp. (3. 2); Captain (1); Rifle Team (3, 2); " A " (2); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter, Stars (4, 3, 2). JAt K faily i)r() (, ' (l himself an eng ' ineer, lidtli in (lis. and in academic work. Thus, in yearling summer camp, from our ])nst as number four in the rear rank, we were blinded by the gold and glory of his Corp. ' s crevrons. Nor has he ever had reason to call Dame Fortune a fickle jade. lie wore gold stars, still wears them, and probably will some day change them to silver. Behold him now, driving the " H " Co. runts, and sporting his hard-earned honors with the grace of an Adonis. Being hivey and a captain are not his only claims to fame. He rose to great heights on the rifle team, and proved himself one of the best shots in the Academy. Not only this, he is about the best horseman in the class, and being such, naturally bones the Cavalry. He always had time to help a goaty class- mate and never failed to pull him through. An engineer with the soul of a cavalryman. A good pal and a true friend. He ' ll go a long way, will Jack. JOE I ' .URTON COURSEY Sixtli District, Mississippi HATTIESBURG. MISSISSIPPI Corp. (2); Scrgea Rifle Marksman IXTO dtu- midst came Joe, the vivacious, the eloquent, the nonchalant, the politician ex- traordinaire. He vented his wealth of wit and learning upon us and we liked him in spite of it. and bit by bit we came to accept him and it as a matter of course. We gazed and gazed and still our wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew. Business and politics have always attracted him. While on Furlo he fought to make his state ' s political machine a bigger and better vehicle, and as a business man he ' s full of tricks and schemes. Whether he will become a captain of in- dustry. Speaker of the House, or a grizzled First Lieutenant, we know not. Like all business men he loves pleasure, and we know Joe best as an ardent follower of Omar Khayam. He says he ' s the meanest man in town, but we, as his friends and comrades, know him only as a true gentleman and worthy representative of the sovereign state of Mississippi. One hundred twenty-five ALFRED B. DEVEREAUX United States Army ONEIDA, NEW YORK Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Rifle Squad (3); Pointer Art Staff (1); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpsliooter. AX Started life by being bnrn lucky, in Oneida, X. Y.. a small town in a big state. He thereby fell heir to the combined rugged, elevating, rural qualities of the podunk, and the successful, energetic virtues of the Empire state. After an auspicious start at Cornell, — along the shores of old Cayuga, — Ax joined in with us and agreed to part with his ciintraband. Since then he has followed l- ' .linor Glvn, Scott Fitzgerald. Beatrice Fairfax, radio broadcasters, and all other extra- curriculum activities with his natural diligence and perseverance. For prescribed work, how- ever, he sets aside his class-room ])eriods, since they must of necessity be used fur that purpose. Much of the foregoing is beside the issue, however, for his real objective is Fort Ethan Allen and the Field. . nd when he gets there, here ' s hoping that a certain figure often seen with him at Cullum will grace his breakfast table. GEORGE DEUTERMANN Tzventy-fifth District, New York WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK Sergeant (1). THE one and only Heinie, " H " Company ' s erstwhile exponent of bubbling wit, is a product of the great open spaces of Miite Plains. During the four years spent in our midst, an innate sense of humor coupled with an infectious smile of good cheer, has neu- tralized not only his own troubles, but those of all with whom he has come in contact. Yet despite his magnetic personality, his sang froid disposition, and his heart of gold, " Heinie " possesses a complex which renders him immune to the wiles of ye weaker sex. When " Heinie " leaves our portals to join the Field .Artillery, it will be with the best wishes of his classmates. May Dame Fortune show her appreciation of his worth, and may his future be characterized by happiness and success. Here ' s to you, " Heinie " ever a fellow had. -as good a pal as 0 ic lumdrcd ttvcnfy-six RALPH TIBBS GARVER United States Army JtVlnu SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS ; First Sergeant (1); Expert Rif Marksman. PH entered with the rest of us some liiur odd years ago, hut it was a physical entry only, for as far as his innermost self is concerned the only abode that it will ever recognize is the heart of a certain incomparable lass way back home. In addition to exhaustins; the library and breaking- in several odd million corncobs, briars, and meerschaums, Tibbs has managed to contribute an odd minute or two toward the maintenance and upkeep of our exacting academic establishment. These s])are moments, however, have been adequate to keep him from being deficient, — to be more exact, approximately within the first score in the class. R. T. ' s subrogation of academic dutv will in no way, therefore, interfere with his choice of service branch. Cavalry always has and always will be established as that fixture, and when he reports to the llorder for service, his reading of fiction will perhaps diminish, if not cease, with the beginning of his own romance. GEORGE ARTHUR GRAYEB Fourth District, Nezv York BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Sergeant (1); Pistol Expert (3, 2, 1): Rifle Marksman, Pistol Team(3,2,l); Election Committee(l) ; Summer Baseball(l). Si IIEK ' S career as a wearer of kaydet gray has been marked by an unswerving faith in his classmates and in the traditions and customs of the Corps. Dame Nature has en- dowed our dreamy-eyed Don Juan with a multitude of sterling qualities: she has blessed him with a variety of charms which have made him irresistible to the hearts of the fair ones. Among his many admirable characteristics, an inherent versatility stands paramount. A subtle savoir faire, combined with an uncon- querable spirit, enables him to surmount all obstacles with comparative ease. And here, perhaps, we have inferred the true essence of his character — leadership, a quality portrayed in all of his undertakings. George will soon leave us for the primeval wastes of the border, where all good cavalry- men yearn to go : but neither time nor space can ever efface from our minds the memories of a friendship which has ripened and grown mellow with the passage of each day. 0)1? hundred twenty-seven JOHN STEPHAN HENN Third District. Oliin HAMILTON, OHIO Corp. (3, 2): Lieutenant (1) : man. Ring Committee (3, 2, 1) Beast Detail. Pistol Marks- Election Committee (3, 2). AFTER entering the Point. vStephan quickly and universally acquired the name of " Chick " but to some of his more intimate friends, because of his love for his fellowman and never failing supply of " skags, " lie is known as Santa Claus. " Chick " is not a brilliant chap, hut is a hard and consistent worker. He has never known the worries of an examination nor experienced the sensation of beincr one tenth " pro " after the last writ. The T. D. was slowly but surely convinced of his true worth, and we see him as a First Classman w earing three chevrons. Being a strong believer in tlie conservation of physical energy, " Chick " has never dis- tingui,shed himself in an athletic way; his main efforts are confined to an occasional round of golf and his duties as captain of the " red comforter squad. " At present " Chick " is considering the In- fantry and Coast, and time alone can tell which be the luckv branch. RALPH AUGUSTUS LINCOLN Fourth District, Ohio LIMA, OHIO Sergeant (IV, Hundredth Night (2); Rifle Sharpshooter. BE it known to all concerned, for present edification and future guidance, that Abe is not a namesake of our famous President, nor has he ever split fence rails. He has, however, completed a far more strenuous task than making toothpicks out of saw-logs : he has won his la.st battle with the denizens of the English section room. riorn and raised in a small Ohio city, .Mie cut his eye-teeth while splitting — no, not rails — while splitting insulation off of wires and switch points. Having continued his electrical researches while at the -Academy in spite of freat handicaps, he has gained fame and reputation in this science. Despite all that has been said regarding the value of English to the technical man, and despite .Vbe ' s abhorence of sesquipedalia verba unless they be scientific, we feel sure he will be highly successful in whatever technical field he enters. One hundred Itvcniy-cight I i WILLIAM i:U)RE ) LUXG Twelfth District, Missouri SAINT LOUTS, MISSOURI Sergeant (1); Hundredth Night (2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter, Ritle Marksman. TME most striking feature of W. Eldred Long is not a feature at all — it is his hair. This Titian monument catches the lingering eye, like a flame of departing glory over the western sea at twilight. It commands attention ; it thrills to the marrow : and it lingers in the memory like the soul of some musical voice, dying gently on the wings of a summer breeze. A ' ith this weapon. Red goes out to smite the Philistines ( " said Philistines being the ladies of the United States). Tlis active jaw, also, is a valuable weapon, for his " line " is eloquent. Red views his studies scriouslv enough ; beyond going comfortably " pro, " however, he cares little, so the Post and the Cosmo play their part in his ethical training. Red ' s greatest characteristic, however, is his kind-heartedness. He dresses his wives for the hops : he makes out hop cards when time is short ; and he plays the " vie ' ' when evervone else is too lazy to do so. In parting, we would utter the following benediction, " Red, may God bless everv Titian lock of thv head. " sense friendshi iproves W ILLlAAl ADGATE LORD Foiirtli District. Pciuisylvauia ORANGE, NEW JERSEY Corp. a. 2); First Sergeant (Summer, 1) ; Sergeant (1); B. .A. (1) ; Swimming (2) ; Monogram (2) ; Indoor Meet (2) ; E-xpert Rifleman. Pistol Sharpshooter. OL ' R first impression of the subject at hand was that he was boning Sphinx, and, honestly, for the first few weeks of plebe life the only time he was known to open his mouth was in the mess hall. However, behind that sober smile and wistful eye there was an active brain, and when the first general transfers be- came effective we found Bill an engineer. His experience along feminine lines has not been limited to an O. A. O., and tell me this : is there any one else in this Corps of Kaydets who needs a hand book to keep his correspond- ence straight? During Camp Illumination he verv obligingly dragged blind, and for the following three months was in the throes of an agonizing love at first sight, but has apparently come through unscathed. If O. A. O ' s. were to be requisitioned he ' d state No-None-Never. Still, with all these short-cominsjs, he ' s a One hundred hvcniy-ninc HARROD G. MILLER First District, Missouri KAHOKA, MISSOURI Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant fl); A. E., B. A. (3, 1); Stars (2) Wrestling (3, 2); Monogram (2); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2) Numerals (2); Rifle Team (1, 2); Monogram (3); " A " (2) Expert Rifleman (3, 2); Pistol Expert (3). N engineer from the very day he strolled through the great gray arch-way, this runty runt spent most of his plebe year pre- paring his collar for stars. His motto is " work hard when you work, and play hard when you play. " Consequently, he came to fame in wrestling despite his meagre dimensions. To know Hal, you have to get acquainted with his propensity for " Figuring it out. " It is a part of his creed, and probably much of his success hinges on this detail. In spite of the fact that H. G. has walked nearly half way across the continent (without leaving the area), as a reward for super- assertiveness, he still retains his superb egotism and supercilious cynicism. Should Hal be at sea and we hear the report that a great disaster befell the ship — all perish- ing except one — we could say with reasonable accuracy who this one would be. COLBY M. MYERS Third District, Pennsylvania WASHINGTON, D. C, Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); A. B. (2); B. A. (2); Soccer (2, 1); Small " A " (1); Pointer Staff (1); Camp Illumination (1); Summer Baseball (1); Indoor Meet (2); Pistol Marks- man, Rifle Marksman, Hundredth Night (1). EASY-GOING, generous to a fault, a true gentleman and a better sport. That ' s our Colby, one time Washington ' s own. Not one of us who had the good fortune to call him friend will ever forget him. Colby entered these massive portals with two purposes in mind, to give discipline a try, and to remove the hump from his back! From the beginning he distinguished himself academ- ically, and had soon secured a permanent berth as an engineer. Everything was running smoothly until he suddenly acquired a distaste for Chapel. The outcome of his debate with T. D. on this subject is past history and ex- plains the absence of much gold braid from his sleeve. As to his future plans little is known, but here ' s hoping he elects to let his friends see more of him in the Service, where his pleasing personality, and his unfailing good nature cannot but increase his long list of admirers. P li. One hundred thirty CHARLES PARSONS NICHOLAS fifth District, Kentucky WARWICK VILLA, KENTUCKY Corp. (3, 2); 1st Sergeant, Lieutenant (I); . ss " t Secretary Y. M, C. A. (3); Class Historian (2. 1); Hundredth Night (2); Pointer (2); Associate Editor (1); Rifle Expert, Pistol Expert. NICK, our silver-tongued orator, ranked first in law, first in grinds, and very nearly first in the hearts of his classmates. But even silver will tarnish under certain conditions of atmosphere, so our friend has eaten many, many meals under the table. An enviable reputation as a publicist was his. If any activity was to l)e put under way, if it was desired to arouse the interest of the Corps in any subject whatsoever, the first step was to ask Nick to put out a poopsheet. He made his literary debut as chief instigator of the IKO Daily Bull, the forerunner of The Pointer. His bulletin boartl in summer camp was one of the chief sources of amusement. As as- sociate editor of The Pointer he has contributed much to its success. Nick has just about completed his estimate of the situation, but hasn ' t yet made his plan of action, so his designs upon the world cannot be disclosed. If history does, in fact, repeat itself, we feel confident that they will be accomplished. BRANNER PACE PURDUE United States Anny LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Corp. (3. 2); A. B. (4, 2, 1); B. A. (2); Wrestling (3, 2); Track (3, 2); Monogram (2); Howitzer StafT (1); Camp Illumination (1); Expert Rifleman, Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2); Pistol Sharpshooter. BROTHER, we are treading where the Saints have trod. " This, reader, is one of i ' .runner I ' urdue ' s war cries; for during his life as a cadet he has walked many weary miles. A peculiar Nemesis follows him, so that, what- ever he does, a tac, or an instructor, or someone of equal authority, inspects at the wrong time ; indeed his only safe course is to follow the straight and narrow to the letter. His deviations iiave made him one of the permanent fi.xtures of the area. He has seldom allowed text-books to interfere seriously with his education, but has devoted his time to two far more interesting pursuits — wrestling and track, both of which have aided the area in developing his big back muscle. Branner is unusual in that he seems to be an invulnerable Cibraltar before the assaulting echelons of feminine charm. Femme after femme crosses his path, but he takes them all with a grain of salt — possibly remembering the saline fate of the late Mrs. Lot. However, his time will come. One hundred thirty-one SOLOMAN EDGAR SENIOR United States Army BROOKLYN, NEW YORK A. B. (1) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2). FROM that suburb of New York called Brooklyn, there came, in 1921, one who was destined to become one of the few First Class bucks of the class of 1925. Sol was a shining literary light in his class at Boys High, and this record he kept up in his activities at West Point. Any subject pertaining to the old British Science, (or its sisters, French and Spanish), has always been meat and drink to Edgar. On the other hand, mathematics in its many forms has been his ever-present stumbling block. Sol ' s athletic ability at the academy has shown itself principally on the hand-ball court and on the river. As for indoor sports, writing letters is not a major one with him ; he has never, in his young life, been in love. His greatest desire is a chance to become a second Max Steuer. If he st.iys in the Army he will naturally slip into the Judge Advocate General ' s Department, as that is his natural position. The doughboys will undoubtedly get him for a while, though, and will certainly be loath to JOHN IRENEE SOUEE United States Army NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Boxing (4, 3) ; A. B. (2). LIKE all of US, Mess has his shortcomings ; unlike many of us, he has the rare and indefinable quality which has earned for him enviable popularity with all. To be consistent with his nature and the order of things, he had to be a " goat. " He has waged a long and relentless battle against this insidious nemesis uf the less talented ones among us, and at last he emerges victorious. By nature romantic, he has had more than his full share of what he aptly calls " affaires dc coeur. " His principal hobby, among a host of others which propriety and docorum prevent us from enumerating, is letter-writing. Were the oracles to be consulted, they would prophesy a most colorful career of conquest — both of hearts and men. Id classmate. V L HE A ' f , ihic luimlrcd tliirly-livo HENRY EWELL STRICKLAND Seventh District, Alabama ALBERTVILLE, ALABAMA Corp. (3, J); Sergeant (1); Pistol Expert, Rifle Marksman, l!cast Detail, Fourth Class Show. ARl ' " . you chewing tobacco, Mr. Strick- land? " " Xo, sir! That is the natural appearance of my jaws, sir! " And so it is. I!ut if his physiognomy is lacking in beauty, this deficiency is balanced by the size of his heart. The latter can be compared with Sand Mountain, whence this lad hails. Strick, if not actually winning the iionor outright, is at least tied for first place as a non-snake : he has never dragged to a hop. However, this does not signify that he is a femme-hater. No, he spends much time in corresponding with the girl back home. She has evidently said yes for he chooses the Coast and thus goes to prepare a place for her. Strick ' s ability and ambitions are of the highest. His only regret in choosing the Coast is that he fears that few general officers are made from this branch. This special ambition is evidently inherited, for his name Ewell was taken from General Ewell, a distant relative. Such is Strick, and nary a friend of his but expects to hear big things about him in time. CARL FRED1«:rICK TISCHBEIN Second District, Ohio CIN ' CINNATI, OHIO Corp. (2); Supply Sergeant (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Orches- tra (4, 3); Pointer Staff (3); Howitzer (1); B. A. (3); A. U.(3) ; Rifle Sharpsliooler. Pistol .Marksman, Hundredth Night. E. RLY during his plebe existence Tisch decided to follow the example of General Pershing and do the Point in five years. Either that or his Teutonic sense of foresight intuitively told him that the Furlo between successive assaults on plebe Math, would bring liim to the most wonderful girl in the world. " E " Company learned to appreciate Carl in his first three years as a kaydet, but " H " Company handled his mail from Stamford the last two. So each claims possession. However, his position as the efficient company logistician of the latter, possibly gives " H " Company the priority. Incidentally, his weekly reports as " " H ' Company G. 4 " realized Tisch ' s long cherished dreams of resuming after a fashion the activities of Yearling English. But he doesn ' t stop there. " Me ' n Paderew- ski " would be just about as appropriate, for Tisch surely can make a baby grand sing, accompanying it often with an excellent second bass. One hundred thirty-three Star (4, 3, 2); Captain (1); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Expert, Soccer (3. 2, 1); Monogram (2); Rifle Team (3, 2); Minor " A " (2); Fencing Team (4, 3, 2); Indoor Meet (4, 3. 2); Chairman Honor Committee (1); Class Treasurer (3); Bugle Ccirps (4); Ring Committee, Sunday School Teacher (3, 2); Superintendent (1). )R ' r ' at fourteen, an Engineer, the C.nats ' salvation, and in love at twenty-one. An exceptional combination perhaps, but he is exceptional. Charlie is one of those rare creatures — an Engineer who looks after the welfare of others. . ny number of his classmates will testify to his willingness to help and his ability to out- guess the Professors. And in addition to his work with the Goats he finds time to carry out a heavv schedule of kaydet activities and t i drag more than occasionally. lie can hardly be called a snake, for his drags are all limited to the O. A. ()., yet he spends more than the average amount of time in his P. S. jacket. And the fact that the characters in this little drama of love and life have remained the same through the four years of his confinement here seems to indicate that she too believes she has found the best of them. STAFF Iri BATTALION COMM.WUING (Jl-I ' ICER M. JOR C. H. B. GBV One hundred thirty-four CONRAD S. BABCOCK At I.arg,e WASHINGTON, D. C. Corp. (3, 2); Battalion Adjutant (1); Rifle Marksman, Fencing Team (4, 3, 2); Manager (1); Choir (4, 3, 2); Pointer (1). ON looking back over four years at West Point, certain individuals among our as- sociates stand out in the mind of each of us. To all who have come into contact with him, ' " Spivis " is one of these. He is essentially a contradiction — he is famous for his " spoon- iness " — for the pains he takes to present an impeccable appearance to the outside world — and yet have wc seen him dashing over to a tea fight at a certain house on the post with his suspenders dangling futilely in the breeze. Fortunately this dereliction escaped the notice of the authorities, and when the make list came out we found him adjutant of the Third yatt. — a position for which he is pre-eminently fitted. Spiv has several accomplishments — his wide traveling and extensive reading have lent him an ineffable charm and grace which make him a welcome addition to any company. He is an accomplished horseman, although we have known him to recline on the tanbark with the rest of us. HENRY BEANE AIARGESON Corp. (3. 2); Battalion Sergeant Major (1) ; Rifle Marksman, Gym. Squad (4); Assistant Librarian Y. M. C. .- . (3); Li- brarian (2); Election Committee (3, 2, 1). X " Jl. niisn lE ' S " sobriquet of " Bishop " is a While still a plebe he was guilty, according to the quill sheet, of " escorting young lady to the village of Highland Falls and remaining there without authority. " So judge for yourself what a bold, bad man he truly is. The first two years of this pseudo-cleric ' s military career were marked by various and sundry skirmishes with the tactical and acedemic depai-tments. By yearling Christmas, however, he had become such a devoted habitue of our monastery that he spent most of the merrie yuletide within the cloister, devoutly studying Alath. More and more of late has the Bishop put aside the frivolity of former days. He bids fair soon to possess the dignity requisite to the pious title bestowed on him by his classmates. One hundred thirty-five 1 " COMPANY Captain Tullcy. D. H. Lieutenants Oxrieder Smith, T. E. Lynch, G. P. 1st Sergeant Plaister Co. Supply Sergeant Riggins, L. A. Sergeants Ruppert, A. A. Burbank Chamberlain, J. L. Bolduc Burliack Gaddis Pettit Brackett Corporals Maude Hutton Walker, W. A. Molloy Johnson, A. H. McNerney, C. D. McGeehan Collins, S. P. Feather Grinder 1st Class Privates Black, C. A. Clay DeArniond McGinness McIManus, G. H. Nepriid 2d Class Privates Perrine Burwell Smyly Canham, C. D. W. Stewart, W. H. Deyo Strickler, D. G. 3d Class Privates Vickers . Wesner Berrigan Burdge 4th Class Privates Campbell, D. Arterberry Carlock Bailey, W. K. Cloke Bain Douglas, H. G. Briggs Easton Buck Foley Calyer Hennig Cunningham Kilgore Farra McManus, T. K. Faulkner, H. K. Martin, G. E. Finnegan Minter Johnston, K. Ostenberg Kelly. R. H. Pacynski Lament Leeds Maerdian Maguire Mason, S. B. Mathews, J. J Moran, H. F. Morton Mulkey Murtha Pearl Quill Raymond Rhodes, VV. R Saunders, L. C Schepps Shelton Smith, D. B. Wash •Wetherill Wilson, H. E. One hundred thirty-six h- 6( 1199 CO. Y OME on over and get acquainted. " " What? Oh, sure we have boodle. " " Just stop m anywhere in the 19th or 20th l)i -s. and you ' ll find us. " " No, we ' re not so famous, except among the plebes, liut just the same it ' s a right happy family. Everybody pulls together to make it so. Xot so hivey, you know, just sort of comfortable. One yearling star man last June, but we hope to live down the d ' sgrace in time. " Although the march of time has brought many changes since those who entered its ranks as i)lebes four long years ago, now look down from the lofty ( ?) heights lit h ' irst Class year, " I " Company remains the same in spirit and in fact. Blessed with the best that the T. D. could furnish and rapidly building up a background of tradition and company spirit we boast the Ijest little organization in the U. S. C. C. Do it without a blush, too. With old Dave Tulley at the helm we are well on the way to that goal of all Kaydets, June, 1925. The Second Class is rapidly emerging from the coma induced b - a whole stmimer of freedom and beginning to sit up and take nourishment again. All in all we feel able to hold our own in any competition, whether it be in the academic building, athletic field, Cullum Hall or Flirtation Walk. Of " I " Company, as of Chesterfields, it can always be .said, " They satisfy. " CAl ' TAIN IKNIXC, One hundred thh Ix-xcven ' %■ — 4fc» ' CLAUDE AUBREY BLACK Seventh District, Tennessee COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE Uifle and Pistol Sharpshooter, Color Lines (1); Camp Illumination Committee, Pointer (i). ANrONG those transplanted on a certain July day from cit life to this strenuous existence was one Blackie from sunny Ten- nessee. A bewildering train journey was fallowed by a series of rapid changes that dazed one and left one gasping for breath. As he progressed along the path of kaydet tribula- tions, he left many footprints in the sands, among them his startling descriptions in an English section of reliable tests for moonshine. Apropos of this, some had it that Claudius was forced to abandon his uniform when he went home on Furlo for fear of being shot at for a " revenooer. " Claude ' s literary ability cropped out in his Fir.st Class year in the form of Color Line entertainments and multitudinous articles in The Pointer. As a First Class buck he has hcen a disappointment. He keeps too spoony, bones dis, and likewise muck. Had he begun sooner niayhaps he would have worn ' em. LUCIEN EUGENE BOLDUC Army LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Pistol and Rifle Marksman. CCJMES a s o ti n d as of something in anguish. You search out the source. There stands " Loosh, " A. E. F. song book in hand, leading the " I " Company nth-tette in bewailing the inconveniences of the last long mile. Or else he ' s humming some old French tune as he goes rapidly about his work. Not that this man Loosh never has a serious thought to mar a bright existence. Any of you who have known him well, have you ever known Loosh to fail to do properly and promptly whatever he had to do? You bet vour Peel boots you haven ' t. He is efficient in a way to provoke your admiration. ' A ' iihunt pulling the usual stuff about the doughboys getting a darned good officer, we ' ll ask you a question : can you imagine the man we ' ve described, with a world of sincerity and spirit, not proving invaluable to his chosen brunch? One hundred iliirly-cighl WILLI AiM LLOYD BURBANK Senatorial, A ' cii ' Hampshire FARMINGTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Qioir (2, 1); Band (4); Beast Detail, Rifle Sharpshooter. THE. Infantry is the basic branch. When we doughboys are out in the trenches, you artillerymen — . " Bill is off on his favorite topic again. A former student at a cavalry school, Bill scorns the mounted service and is lost in dreams of cros. ' -rifles and Baj-onne. Why Bayonne? Ah, you have but to drop into his room at any hour of the day, save only those at which the tac is prowling about, and see the modest portrait reposing next to Bill ' s H. I. card. Willie has very positive ideas on most any subject under the sun, be it politics or Peel boots. His pet hobb - is clothes as she are wore by the " Bally English, " with keeping the top on the tobacco can as a close second. As a wife he is ideal. Though it ' s taken you five years to go through. Bill, you ' ve succeeded in the greatest sense of the word, and that well-drilled platoon of yours is in si " ht — not to mention Bavonne. CLAUDE FRANKLIN BURBACK l-ourth District. Illinois WILMETTE, ILLINOIS Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharp- shooter, Bugle Corps (4); Sergeant (1). BEING a bit eccentric but blessed with a great deal of natural talent, Claude Bur- back has contributed much to the Corps as a whole and more to those who know him intimately. His wanderings from Alaska to Lower California, from New York to the Argentine, have given him a rare background against which to mirror his well-conceived ideas. His experiences in the theatres of Chicago and other places have afforded him an opportunity to develop his gifts. Possessing an appreciation for Art in all its forms, he has designed the costumes and scenery for the 100th Night Shows with consummate skill. At one time carpenter, decorator, designer, painter, make-up man, stage manager, and electrician, he has created an atmosphere about the show that lifts it above the mediocre. Even before studying Heat, Claude devoted his idler moments to home laboratory experi- ments with his Sterno outfit. Many a time has his wife stayed up after taps to help him calculate the B. T. U. ' s in a pint of boiling tea. One hmidred thirty-nine IT may be said that once a man becomes inspired ' tis enough — at any rate this holds true in Jack ' s case. He came into our midst overflowing with enthusiasm — even to the ex- tent of considering it a great privilege to be awakened by the beaut iful morning melodies poured forth daily by the Hellcats. After settling down to the regular routine of Kaydet life, Jack, like all true gentlemen of the army, searched for a hobby, and finally decided upon furthering his literary talent. By glancing over the pages of almost any issue of The Pointer, you may find bits of his work which are profound examples of what inspira- tions will ( n f(ir line. The iMfld i rtillery seems to be his ciidice nf brancii. Whether it is the " pound, pdund. pounding " which runs through his mint!, no one knows. It is true, however, that as long as inspirations function. Jack will be on deck with the goods. ROBERT PEPPER CLAY Seventh District, Kentucky LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY IVE this gentleman a polo stick, a pair of track shoes and a basketball, and he ' d be perfectly contented on a desert island. Coming from the blue grass, he is naturally accredited with being a judge of fast horses and beautiful women, but as to the latter, he is still in the primitive stage of development. As a connois- seur of the genus equus, however, we hand him the gavel, for he is a judge of no mean ability. And he was certainly born to the saddle. Pepper is more famous as a breaker of win- dows tlian as a breaker of hearts. At gradua- tion he will be short a pair of Peel boots, for his account is sadly dejileted from paying for window glass. Bob is inclined to be an idealist and of stu- dious tendencies. To know him is to admire him for his determination, his devotion to duty, and his high ])rinciples. !!ii Onehtmdrrd forty - JAMES KELLER DkARMOM) Sixth District, fissollri BUTLER, MISSOURI Corp. (3. 2) ; Rifle Sharpshooter. Field Artillcrv Expert, Humlrctlth Night (4, 3. 2) ; Plchc Shows (4) ; Water Polo (3); Monogram (3); Swimming (4. 3. 2. 1): Monogram (4, 3. 2. O; " A " (2); Indoor Meet (4. 3, 2); 100- Yard Dash and 50- Yard Back Swimming Record, Guidon (1); Camp Tlhiminalion Committee (1); Pin Committee (4 ' l. HE runneth a late at his own funeral, and liasteneth not. " — Old Adage. The first thinjj Mike did when he came to the Point was to hunt for a mattress ; he found the mattress, and since then his mattress has nearly found him. For ATike. thous h a gentle- man, is no scholar; his room contains two or three text hooks, one banjo, one mandolin, one guitar, one violin, one Jew ' s harp, one kazoo, one flute, one clarinet and one victrola. The latter instrument he pla -s with a fair degree of .skill. Mike has never failed to take at least one Christmas exam, len they come he discovers that certain text books treat extensively of the subject of the exams. Whereupon he studies two or three hours and passes with flying colors. Despite everything we love him. and if a watchful and careful fenime marries him, he will be a first lieutenant, Class A, Grade A. P. S. — He is a snake, also. JOHN WILLIAM GADDIS Twettty-Third District, Illinois OLNEY. ILLINOIS Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, Sergeant (1) ; Gym. Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain Gym. Team (1). J I MAI ' S ' spent two semesters at the Univer-. sity of Illinois and then decided that he could better his fortunes by coming to the Academy. Since making that decision he has paid strict attention to duty and labored steadily. " One thing at a time and that done well, " is the keynote to his philosophy. He went out for only one acitvity, but he has spent so much time on that one that others would have been impos- sible. By constant and steadfast endeavor, he has won for himself the captaincy of the Gym. Squad. Again, he believes in one femme at a time. He is one of the few men who found the Furlo Girl and kept her. But the thing that his class- mates will remember him for is his ability to say the unexpected thing at the unexpected time with a whip-crack spontaneity. One hundred forty-one u GEORGE PATRICK LYNCH Senatorial, North Carolina LA GRANGE, NORTH CAROLINA Corp. (2); Lieutenant (I); Pistol Sharrslii.oter, Rifle Expert, Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1): Minor Sports " A " (2); Field Artillery Expert, Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Beast Detail. GEORGE Patrick is an excellent example of what an " absolute " ' may accomplish through hard work . The necessity of continual hard work on Academics has evidently given him the right habit, for. although he has never been able to overcome his North Carolina in- heritance and pull out of the Goats, still he has disproved an alleged southern attribute by dis- playing constant application and industry. It was chiefly hard work which, in nineteen twen- ty-four, when he was supposed to be the third member of the Foil Team at the Intercollegiate Fencing Meet, enabled him to win all his bouts with the Navy, and rank as high man of the Army for the entire meet. But, as the Chem. Department head says, all men should have their hobbies, and there can be no doubt about Pat ' s. It is rumored that as a small boy Pat was wont to steal the snake oil instead of the jam. But then, all great men have their weaknesses. ' ' m ' Oyf- CHARLES HARE MASON At Large WASHINGTON, D. C. Corp. (3) ; A. B.. Hockey (3, 2) ; Ma B. A., Captain (1) ; Assistant Manager ager Hockey (1); String Monogram (1). CHARLIE arrived in our midst via Presi- dential appointment, ranking — well, we won ' t embarrass him. Suffice it to say that he has generally managed to stay at or about the first section since his arrival. Due to un- fortunate circumstances, his corp chevrons disappeared suddenly in the yearling year, but as suddenly reappeared last Jtine, increased many fold. Despite his undisputed eligibility for the Corps of Engineers, he is strong for the Field. Much is generally written about the snakiii ;; proclivities of these " gentlemen of the graduating class, " but by no stretch of the imagination could Chuck be accused of playing the P. S. ' ing game to excess. There is but one, and through four long, long years she has held sway in the heart of this noble captain. Will it be Field, with? Quien sabe? S]50(my as they make ' em is Charlie, from the tips of his hourly-polished shoes to the io y of his dress-cap. But, O boy, just you see those Peel boots! it till One hundred forty-two -A- N T ve trot JOHN ROBERT McGINNESS Twenty-Second District, Ohio CLEVELAND, OHIO Pistol Sharpshooter, Gym. Squad (1). fellows, ])ipc down. I ' m D. ;in(I to bone this stuff for tomorrow ' s writ. ' " Tluis Mac starts a new clay Innc: before it bcijins. He was foxed by the instructors when a plchc : and in spite of the depths from which he had to start, each year finds him nearer the top. Mac is unobtrusively frank, liberal to his last skacf, and of a pleasins; personality which has won for him the esteem of his class. Level- headed and jihleg ' niatic, he is more or less indifferent, which latter has not made him overly-popular with the T. D. His hobbies are bonins; comforter, studying, and, occasionally, visiting Cullum, where he is notorious as the " Chaperone ' s Delight. " None will ever accuse him of being of a vaccilating nature or of lacking steadfastness of purpose — one has but to consider his great capacity for work and his willingness to put aside pleasure when duty calls. GEORGE HENRY McMANUS Third District, lozva WATERLOO, IOWA Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter, Election Committee (3, 2. 1); Honor Committee (1). -ll-- inu ' ER see a ' possum from loway? They one will curl up and go to sleep at any time without any urging whatsoever. That must be why George is good so often. There was a time when he aspired to play a saxophone, but he found that the noise of his playing was a handicap ; it interfered with his naps. Natural habits were the stronger — he dropped his musical career. Thereafter, he always signed an " A " book: " Ambition — Reg., None, Never, " However, he has not slept all the time he has been here. Class elections, collection of contributions, and other Corps activities, evi- dence of which have frequently appeared on our Cadet Store accounts, have kept him a busy man, whenever they found him. He is boning Signal Corps, and ought to make good there. He is not easily shocked, and can spark when he wants to; that is, if the lights aren ' t too bright. More power to you, Mac. One hundred forty-three LEIF NEPRUD Seventh District, JViscunsin COON VALLEY, WIS. Pistol Sharpshi Rifle Marksman. Al ' L ' RE unsophisticated farm boy he came to us ; but gaze ye u nm that which has trans] lired under the guiding: hand of numerous maidens of the East. All that sweet, lovable innocence is erased, and we find in its stead a man learned in the ways of the world and well versed in the art of Ijreaking fair hearts in- discriminately, only to lavish his fond affections on other favored ones. " Coon ' alley, sir " first bought him to our attention ; and though most podunks are for- gotten after recognition, when the familiar question " Where are you from? " is a by-gone, not so with this one. It sticks with you, ])erhaps because it is ludicrous, but, neverth e- less, it sticks. That ' s Ole all over — he sticks. Don ' t mis- understand me ; not that he is ludicrous, but just because he is that kind — and what trait is more admirable? Wherever he may go, those with whom he will come in contact will always admire his conscientiousness and loyalty to purpose and duty. lie offers a " friendship to treasure, ne ' er to be forgotten. ' " RAYMOND B. OXRIEDER Sei ' cnteenth District, Ohio GRANVILLE, OHIO Corp. (3, 2) ; Rifle Expert. Pistol Sharpshooter, Field Artillery E.xpert, Plebe Show, Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain Soccer (1); Monogram (3, 2); Small " A " (1); Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1). Wl-lEX Oxy first entered the portals of the Academy, it required some time for the up]3erclassmen to draw his knees w ' ithin hailing distance of each other. However, they eliminated as soon as possible this natural bent of character. He has always been among the Engineers in every subject in the curriculum, even in subjects in which his ability was not innate but in which he achieved remarkable success bv a process of assiduous and diligent application. One week, though, stands out as a bar sinister on his immaculate record, for on this week he went deficient in one subject. The notable record of the soccer team this season was achieved under the guidance and leadership of Oxy — its captain, with the loss of but one game. It is not only on the soccer field and along Tenth Avenue that Oxy has success, for like many another fearless athlefe he has succumbed to the charms of one of the fair sex. S, One liumircd forty-four l kANK ANl)kI ' : I ' l-.TTIT TlilrtCi ' iitli District, lli)iois I ' .VROxX. ILLINOIS Corp. (}); Serucant (I); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Pointer (U; Plcbe Show (4). " O ' r " . the Sphinx of " T " Co! A ciuiet. - " - iiiulemonstrative. l)iit cnerfjetic worker, he has been more than successful in his untiring efforts on behalf of the advertising end of The fainter. Xotorious as a letter-writer, he has sent out countless manuscripts to many con- cerns throughout the country, obtaining miraculous results. Twice has he been re- warded for his diligence during his five years as a kaydet (yes, he was a turnback), having been a corp. during his Yearling year and a sergeant this year. As for Cullum. although that particular subject seems to be taboo in these columns, it can only be said that he has never once in the cour.se of his career as a member of the Corps attended a hop. Perhaps he would never even have known the location of the famous edifice ha d it not been for Corps lectures. A most extraordinarv record, sav we. STANLEY MESERVEY PLAISTER Tenth District. lozva FORT DODGE, IOWA Corp. (2 ; 1st Sergeant (1): Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, Beast Detail. 1 COMPANY, fall i-n-n-n! " ' ith this greeting, " Tex " corrals the company at each formation. His prodigious sniind-(iff has been the subject of comments from Plebes at every Hundredth Night since he became an ITpper Classman. His experience on the Reast Detail became a decided advantage to him when he assumed command of the guard and soiree rosters of the companv. . ny Yearling or Plebe in " T " Co. will tell vou so. Tex does not believe in doing things half way. Everv ' thing he undertakes he does with painstaking care and with all his energy con- centrated on doing it correctly and efificiently, as a soldier should. Soon after graduation he will be united in the holy bonds of matrimony to one who has consented to be his " Buddy " until West Point becomes co-ed. One hundred forly-Uve • «; Vy LEWIS ACKLEY RIGGlNvS I ' irst District, New Jersey CAMDEN, N. J. Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant CI); Pistol and Rifle Marksman, Hundredth Night (3, 2); Pointer (1); Choir (2. 1). LOUIE is the personification of " Hail fellow well met. " Never known to make an enemy nr to lose a friend, his frank joviality has made him popular not only with his own classmates lint with the lower classes as well. There are none so bad but that he finds some good in them, and his expression, " He ' s a hell of a fine man, " denotes the acme of perfection. Irish from the tip of toes to the roots of his hair. Louie is at the height of physical comfort when he is surrounded by boodle and kindred spirits galore, a pipe between his teeth and a battered old derljy perched on the iiack of his head, telling strirics with typical Irish brogue, if 1 iuie stick U ' his present intentiims and keeps up the old " Army fight. ' " said . rmy is sure to receive a good bachelor of the old school. VA. ARTHUR ANTON RUPPERT Twenty-first District, Ohio WASHINGTON, D. C. Corp. (3, 2) ; Sergeant (1) ; Pistol and Rifle Marksman ; Howitzer (2) ; Howitzer Board (1). DOWN 3, right 5, 3-400, " says Ruppe ; anil he says it in such a way that you know that he is right in his element. To him that is as thrilling as a letter from the O. .X. O. is to us. He is boning the Field Artillery ( " probably with), and he ' ll get it if he keeps up his past academic work. His heart is set on it, and liking it as he does, he can ' t help but redeem the trust She has in him. He is a conscientious worker, and a staunch believer in the old proverb: " Anything which is worth doing at all, is worth doing well. " Everything he does conforms to that belief. His activity on the . dvertising Staff of The Howitzer sliows his merit in that line and typifies all his work. His good nature, keen mind, and help- ing hand will make all those with whom he comes into contact just as glad to know him as we are. One hundred forty-six Wf.t THOMAS ELTON SMITH Eighth District, Gcor ji(i I.IVONIA. GA. Pistol Kfarksman, Rifle Sharpshooter, Field Artillery Expert, Corp. (3. 2): Lieutenant (1); Bugle Note Staff (2, 1); Ring Committee (1); Manaser Company Baseball Team, Summer Camp League (1) ; Committee on Clothing and Equipment (1). ELL. I ' ll be gehecklcd if it isn ' t my o iend and college chum, Doc. Smith ! ' " You are likely to hear that anj ' where in or near barracks, for that is Doc ' s place of business. His profession? Making friends. Doc ' s " Gittin ' no better fast, how are you-all? " is as well known in " A " Co. and " M ' ' Co. as in his own outfit : and his acquaintances range from all the kids on the post to the occupants of the old brick row. Besides being the champion friend-maker of the Corps, Doc is the world ' s foremost horizontal artist. He can sleep through the loudest racket, and add a little personal noise to the occasion. When Doc digs in for a night ' s sleep, old Bucyrus himself couldn ' t dig him out. With lots of friends and lots of sleep. Doc is content, hence the wily wampires can depart, for Doc is fitted to stay in the Army. DAVID HENRY TULLEY Senatorial, Colorado DENVER. COLORADO Corp. (3, 2); Captain (1); Boxing Squad (4. 3. . 1); Base- ball Squad (4, 3. 2, 1); Numerals. Alonograni, Welterweight Champion (2); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Expert, Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1); Beast Detail, Board of Governors. DA " E hails from the wild and wooly West, where men are men and the only boys are cowboys. This accounts for his far-from- boyish ways, although he is of the youngest of the class. Little difficulty has he found in wending a high but not exacting path through the vicissitudes of four academic vears. Always in the thick of all of " H " Co. ' s tomfoolery and exploits in lighter vein, his loss to a bunch of flankers was keenly felt. Cullum sees him frequently, tripping the light fantastic with his own original twirls. It ' s hard to dope out his status with the femmes. for he loves them all as they all love him. Last year brought out his fighting Irish blood. Who can forget those bouts? Cast your eye upon the boxer ' s jaw pictured above. This same delight for fight no doubt leads him into the doughboys, where one gets the real, hard, hand-to-hand bloody struggle. One hiiiuired forly-sc Oiu- luindrcd forty-eight One hundred forty-nine ' ' K " COMPANY Captain Corporals March, K. F. Sinclair Mason, C. H. Toftoy Yeomans Thompson. J. V. Lieutenant s Kammerer Prudhomme 3d Class Privates Whatley Williams, C. E. Cavenaugh Sugrue Allen, G. McK. Withers Barney Asnip 4th Class Privates Conder Peck Creasy Wondhridge Bell, R. E. Anderson. W. 1st Sergeant Daly, M. F. Bienfang Bell, A. T. Fordc. H. M. Glasgow, W. J. Blair Co. Supply Sergeant Tauscli Harron Bowman, L. R. Lamb 1st Class Privates Holton Breden Sergeants Bull Bral)son Bradford Cleaves Greensweight Harper, H. J. Peterson, A. S. Kuter Lindsey Brown, R. C. Bulger Christensen Burns. R. E. Wright. W. L. Luebberinann, H. A. Meloy Christie Dayharsh Grubbs Miller, A. M. De Arniitt Willems Morrison. P. M. Donald Deery 2d Class Privates Nelson, R. T. Ezekiel Giddens lUirus, 1 R. Paris Goodrich Dunn, F. E. Dougl ass, W, T. Quinn, H. A. Halff Hartman Hathaway Holley Johnson, J. B. Johnson, W. P Kirby, H. C lewis, E. T. Middlebro.nks Mills, J. S. Mimiehane Nadal Patrick, G. C. Riggs, T. S. Rodgers Thompson, C. E. Thompson. C. O. Upham Vanderblue Willette •Wyman " K " COMPANY VER since the dark ages of the Academy when men were men and the Second Class attended drawing two hours a week, " K " Co. has had a very definite and singularly unsavory reputation; to-wit: we have been sup- posed to have the most indifferent First Classmen, the woodenest Second Classmen, the most indift ' erent Yearlings, and the dumbest Plebes in the Corps. Superficially, this may seem to be a truthful characterization; but bear with us, kind reader, while we present for your inspection the true spirit of " K " Co. Imagine Flirtation Walk on a perfect summer ' s afternoon. Down the path came Cadet Nemo, on his arm a fair specimen of the divine sex. The very air is charged with romance. — in fact, where she has passed it literally reeks with it. Apparently she tires, they seal themselves on a convenient rock — she must be cold, or something. Suddenly from a neighboring gully bursts forth a frantic arpeggio, an ear-splitting squeek, a wail of such titanic dimensions that one is tempted to believe that he is about to witness an vmusually extensive Armenian mas.sacre. . nd nut of the gully emerges a certain " K " Co. turnback sergeant ; slung over one shoulder there is an alarm clock, in one hand a shining new musical instrument, and in the other a book dis- playing the title, " The Saxophone for Beginners. " This is the true spirit of " K " Co. W ' c make an awful mess of it, but we will learn sometime. MAJOR DOE One hundred fifty-one ARTHUR CHARLES BOLL U . S. Army MURPHREESBORO, ARK. Expert Rifleman, Pi tol Sharpshooter, Corp. (2) ; Sergeant (1); Football (1). WHAT ' S your P. C. S., Mister? " " Soldier, sir, Headquarters Troop, American Forces in Germany, sir. " And there vou are — everything in a nutshell ! We have the com- plete dope. Further inquiry will elicit much in- formation of friiulcins, schnapps, wienerwurst, castles on the Rhine. The story all sounds so attractive that we ' ve been quite unable to divine why he should have turned his back on such environment to come to our Castle on the Hudson. Like the lion unaware of its strength. Boll seemed entirely unaware of his slumbering but ever-present football ability until last fall. But he turned out then and played a noble game all season with those much-respected martyrs, the " B " Squad. As mute testimony of his efforts and his martyrdom, he now wears a special badge of distinction in the form of a cauli- flower ear. JOHN MILLER BRABSON First District, Tennessee KNOXVILLE, TENN. Rifle Expert, Orchestra (1). JOHN VOWS that just as soon as he graduates from this place, he ' s going back to Tennessee to live as a gentleman should. As nearly as we can make out from the few words he drops now and then (John is one of those strong, silent men), his program for an aver- age day would be something as follows : down to his bank about 9:30 or 10:00 o ' clock for half an hour or so, then out to the country club for a round of golf. More golf in the afternoon, and in the evening " he would pla y his beloved clarinet in some good orchestra, such as that in ' T ' lain Jane. " Saturday afternoons in the past usually found John either in South Area or in his room. He and the T. D. disagreed on many things, but that ' s all past now. Good luck, John, and may your golf improve. One hundred fi fly-two -i DAVID EVANS BRADFORD Senatorial, I ' cnnsyhviiia PITTSBURGH, PA. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. Ciillum Hall Football Squad (4); Hockey (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2); Color Line (1); Goat I ' ootball Squad (2). ORICIXALLV Dave was a member of tlial famous vaiuleville team of Gill and I had ford. He co-starred with the " Hairy Ajjc " in many an impromptu presentation of anything and everythins; from " Sinbad, the Sailor ' ' to " Peter I ' an. " (Those who saw Dave in the latter role view apathetically the comparatively colorless efforts of Marilyn Miller.) Indeed, the " Eye and Ear Enter- tainments ' ' of those two were received with great deliijlit by very a])preciative audiences, and were becoming renowned througlunit the adjoining " divs ' ' when fate intervened — forcing Dave to tread the boards alone. With the passing of his partner, the ardor of " K " ' Co. ' s " danseur ' " seemed to languish, and his public appearances grew more and more infrequent. Yet ever and anon the old spark flares up. I doubt not that years from now, upon joining a group of applauding doughboys, one will find a trailing-bearded second lieut, with sash and sombrero, in the toils of one of those sinuous scorching tangos that so delighted the troops in the long-ago years at ' West Point. ROBERT EiMMETT BURNS U. S. Army DEXVER, COLOR. DO Pistol Sharpshooter, Corporal (3, 2) ; Beast Detail, Honor Committee. Gym. Squad, Sergeant (1). R( )1!ERT BL ' RXS is the son of poor but honest Scotch pheasants — or peasants — but hold, desist — it seems we are thinking of the other famous gentleman of the same name. This particular " Bobby " comes from the Gold Bug State, that locality which is so hard that even the eggs refuse to boil unless coerced. From well-founded rumors, the deduction is made that his allegiance and admiration are now transplanted to one of the " Caroline ' s " where they are thriving with great vigor. He has had great difficulty in living down a tale of his past career. It concerns a time when he was on sentry duty at a flying field during the war. Very strict orders were in force. A suspicious move in the bushes one night caused Bob to command " Halt I " Upon the order to advance, the mysterious stranger started to move away, continuing after three commands to " Halt. " A well-directed shot brought down the intruder, and also brought the corporal on the run. An investigation disclosed a defunct goat ! Despite the experience, Bob plans to return to the " Air. " One hundred fifly-thr ALLEN A. CAVENAUGH Fifth District, Kaiisas FORT RILEY, KANS. Fencing and Rifle Squads, Rifle Expert, Pistol Sharpshooter, Indoor Meet (2, 1); Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Beast Detail. Company Representative of Howitzer. ALLEN CA ' ENAUGH— the last of the hard-riding, hard-studying Cavenaughs to come to West Point, for another generation at least. A charter member of the " When I was in the Philippines " club, it ' s hard to fix responsi- bility for him on any one locality, though the " great open spaces ' ' of the West seem to suit him best. There, perhaps, he acquired that coy and naive manner that has fooled everyone so. Actuated no doubt by his fiery French blood, this young d ' Artagnan has boned fencing so assiduously that he isn ' t safe to duel with. Allen also plays polo, and, of course, dangles a dexterous teacup, so he is well fitted to join his father and brother in the Cavalry, though he may have to turn down the Engineers to do HASKELL HADLEY CLEAVES Third District, Maine B. R HARBOR, ME. Orchestra (4, 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Plebe Show, Hundredth Night (2); Corp. (1); Ring Committee, Rifle Marksman. W - ' o " ? HEX Haskell Hadley arrived at West nt he was a thing of beauty and a joy forever. — the pride of Bah Hahbah, with enough accent and musical ability to make a matinee idol. People called it a shame to try to make a soldier of him, until they saw him in action against a pot of beans in the Mess Hall. Then they decided he ' d chosen the rii;ht pro- fession after all. Let it be said to Hack ' s everlasting credit that he soon adapted himself to his environ- ment by dropping the accent, though he hasn ' t dropjjed the music. Whenever you hear a piaiKi jumping around, you ktiow Hack ' s at it. I Ic .started out to be a high-ranking En- gineer, but since Plebe Christmas he ' s been too busy writing letters. Once Hack left West Point in a canoe and returned by train. Again he left Mitchel Field in ail air]:) lane and returned Ijy stretcher, i ' .vidently he ' s passionately fond of terra firma. RAYMOND CECIL CONDER U. S. Army ABERCROMBIE, N. D. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman, Corp. (2, 3) ; l,ieu- tenant (1); Indoor Meet (2); Beast Detail. COSMOPOLITAN " ! That ' s Ray. . t quite an early staf, ' c in his lung and chequered career as a soldier of fortune, he shook the clingin.ij gumbo of dear old North Dakota from his feet and hoarded a freight for parts unknown. They couldn ' t make a farmer out of him! No, Sir! — And all this happened before most of us had left the back yard. It has doubtless been very trying for him to live with a bunch of " youngsters " like us, but he doesn ' t put out much advice. One of those strong, silent men that think a lot. His thoughts on Math, and kindred subjects have kept a lot of men pro. He has always been a stern dis- ciplinarian, as his proteges in Beast Barracks will testify. Like Napoleon. Ray is rather runty, even if he is in " K " Co. He has remained so in spite of his classmates ' best efforts to stretch him during Yearling summer. Nowadays, however, men are measured from the eyes up, not down. JAMES JOSEPH DEERY U. S. Army PROVIDENCE, R. I. Expert Rifleman. Pistol Sharpshooter, Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Swimming Squad (2, 1); Indoor Meet (2;. EL DEMONIO " strolled into West Point on July 14, 192L to find the Academy a considerably less peaceful spot than the Rhine- land, Paris and Brest, whence he had but recently returned. Me was under the impression that the Armistice had been signed, but a few days here inclined him to the opinion that an- other World War was imminent; that is, if the feverish pace at which all things military were being crammed down our throats could be taken as a criterion. But " soldiering " with the A. E. F. had partially broken him to the harness, and he accepted his newer and sadder lot with becoming grace. In his three years as an LTpper Classman, Demon has tried des- perately to pass on to the successive Plebe classes all the attention he himself received as a Plebe, but unless he redoubles his efforts Graduation with find him with some left. Striving always for higher things. Demon is to take the " Air. " One hn)i !ycil fifty-five One hundred fifty-six mii f; ■« ' i ARNOLD S. GREENSW HlGllT Sixteenth District, Missouri ROLLA, MISSOURI X iL waslis R. GREEN S WEI G TIT! where ' s your tanrl. " This inquiry was made by a certain member of the T. D. at a field in- spection one day during Plebe summer when the Official Eye discerned a shaving mug among the articles displayed. " Pappy " gained no mean reputation when he inflicted a home- made haircut upon himself the night before the Plebe hike. The next afternoon, the first thing he did when we reached Peekskill was to visit a l)arber and have the signs of battle eradicated insofar as possible. At the pistol range the following June he added to this reputation as a wielder of cutlery when he displayed rare form and precision in cutting grass with a sickle one warm afternoon — a punishment for too promiscuous waving of a Colt .45. His interest in feninies seemed to lie dormant until furlo. when he awoke to a new life. Since then we have been entirely unable to keep track lit his affairs. HAYDKN YOUNG GRUBBS Eighth District. Kentucky JUNCTION CITY, KY. PIthe Show, Corp. (3, 2) ; Sunday Sctiool Teaclier, Sergeant (1); Rifle Marltsman. OX the afternoon of March 22, 1924, a theory that had been commonly accepted as fact was blown sky-high. W ' e had always supixised that Hayden ' s manly feet would anchor hitu solidly to earth anytime. He thoroughly dis])roved this, however, by leaning a bit too far over the rail of the balcony in the Riding Hall in the excitement of watching a polo match. It was too much to ask of feet even as capable as his, and — they flew up. The alertness of those near him in grabbing him spoiled a beautiful swan dive to the tanbark fifteen or twenty feet below. P.ut we are thankful, for the spill might have marred that nol)le and classic profile, rugged as the hills of Kentucky, among which it blossomed to youth and beauty. His eagerness to get down where the horses were may be but an indication of his desire to join the Field. However, we suggest that he make his entry in some less precipitous and more dignified manner. One hundred fifty-seven HARRY JEAN HARPER Senatorial, North Dakota MITCHELL, N. D. UXTIL Second Class Christmas leave, ■ ' Xapper ' ' just let thinsjs come as they would: seldom did his manly arm grasp the tiller which would guide his shi]) of Destiny to a safe harbor. Since then, all is changed. The reason, as usual, " Cherchez la fcmme. " It is now extremely incumbent upcm " Napper " to toe the proverbial chalk-line. For he is pledged to tell his Fair One if he has gone D., or if he has received any demos ; and harsh are the penalties attached to either of these lapses from grace. Since this tremendous change came about, the boy is actually to be seen studying both his texts and the tenth sheets. Also does he change his linen, periodically. And as for cosmetics, Colgate is building a new factory to supply the increased demand. " erilv, h ' riar Laurence ni u s t have been thinking of ' " Xappy. ' " What a change is here ! ' TIdIv St. Francis! SAMUEL SELDEN LAMB First District. North Carolina ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman, Corp. (2) ; Indoor Meet (2); Gym. Squad (3, 2, U ; Class Numerals, Sergeant (I). SAATMY likes to sleep, and ' most every night finds him stretched out on his alcove four-legger, snoring blissfully. Of course, he pavs for his slumber — occasionally. .Ml " T-K " Co. will remember " Millimeter Tac ' s " old- clothes crusade in Yearling summer. TJkewise, we shall never foreet that seething volcano of ra.ge as " Mac " saicl : " ] Tr. T.ainb. did you mean to hide these drill breeches? " It seems Sammy did — so, gentle reader, let us draw the veil. Everv vear finds our soft-spoken hero work- ing out in the gvm — on the bars or up the poles, with reckless abandon. Tf you w;uit to get lioth eve and ear entcrlainment ask him to render " Hurrah for Southern Rights " on the harmonica. It is the .second best thitig he does. Uiic hundred fifty-eight ARTHUR SUPERIOR FETF.RSON Seventh District, Wisconsin CRANDON, WIS. i:xpert Rifleman, A. B. (3, 2); Indoor Meet (2): Polo (O. PETE " — soldier of fortune — veteran of four major operations in France, poloist e x t r a o r d i nary — anti- Volstead — snake — (and something- else that rhymes with that) — " iminortal ' — ardent devotee of skags, " Cosnin " and red comforters — good fellow — man of action and of leisure. That ' s Pete, — the most prominent of the " higgjer and betters " of " K " Co., whose guidon he carries. Pete is also one of our leading comnuiters, visiting all the nearby towns over the week- end. He also holds the long-distance hall- running championship, won at our New York headquarters on the last night of Furlough, against all comers, including the house detec- tives. Some claim that Pete ' s running costume — consisting of a straw hat and a suit of un- mentionables — gave him an undue advantage, ' es, it ' s the Air Service. JOHN MURPHY WILLEMS Sixteenth District, Nci ' York LANSING. KANSAS Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Sharpshooter, Sergeant (1). AS a Plebe, John entertained the " elder brothers " with his entrancing and f.iscinating interpretation of Eg ' ptian and Hawaiian teri)sichore. Since becoming an elder brother himself, John has become famous for his loving- but firm attentions to the new- comers. In other words, " Heeza har-r-r-r- l man. " On two famous occasions have John ' s weak- nesses gotten him into difficulties. The first occurred at the hospital when he was a Yearling. He had " broken in " with a sore throat. A nurse directed him to take sonie " Gargle ' A ' . " John, willing little creature, im- mediately downed a half glassful. This craving for strong drink nearly proved his ruination, but a stomach pump, promptly applied, saved the day — and John. Then there v ' as a little canoeing trip up to Bannermann ' s Island, with a sudden rising of wind, and a resulting return from Cornwall by train, which showered still more fame and glory upon his already overburdened head. He One hundred flfly-iiine GEORGE KENYON WITHERS Senatorial, Montana GREAT FALLS. MONT. Pistol Kxpert, Rifle Marksman, Corp. (3,2); Lieutenant (1); Hundredth Xight (}. 2): Pointer Staff (2, 1). THE big. black bear bounded by the big bnulder, liellowing briskly, " etc. George made his I)ig mark at ' est Point wlien as a Plebe he wrote to a stammering institution requesting that their literature be sent to a certain Yearling in the same company who lived on the floor below. Quite by accident, his part in the receipt of said literature became known : and for two months, at 6 p. m.. a keen ear could tune in on the most terriblv tasty tongue-twisters. George arrived at the . ' cademy with a horrible P. C. S.. that of ] Iaster-at-. rms on a trans-Atlantic transjiort: but he has some- how managed to live that down. With one hand he has pulled the old wool over the eyes of the instructors, while with the other he has chalked up tenths for himself. As a result, he has been consistently and safely in the Engineers, nobly upholding the traditions of that speci es. Sciiatoria!, Pcniisyh ' oiiia NORRISTOWN, PA. (3, 2); Sergeant (I; Choir (1; Rifle Marks Sharpshooter, Beast Detail, Tennis (4). GET up. Mr. Wright, and dust your clothes off! " Here we have Willie Wright. jockey premier of " K " Co. — Willie the epicure — the Boodlers ' delight — the bane of the Plebes ' existence. " Any of you Plebes on the fourth floor going to the Boodlers ' this evening? ' ' — and the battle is on. Willie ventured to ' est Point from the environs of that truly P. D. community, Norris- town. Pa., polished by a year at Braden ' s-on- the-Hudson. Like all good P. D ' s., he was soon reciting, with much voluble gusto and relish, that great epic, " The Pennsylwania Wolunteers. " ' illard ' s " Wees " were " Wubble-U ' s ' ' for some time. We never saw him anoint his wafiles with " winegar, " but then that commodity was never served at the Boodlers ' . Wright ' s bent is toward the classic. He swears that the stone that ' s reared to mark his grave shall bear Maculay ' s despairing outcry g against that instrument of hell — mathematics. One hundred sixty One hundred sixty-one " L " COMPANY Captain Corporals Fraser Smith, C. R. Lieutenants de Shazo McNamara, W. D. DuUigan Krueger, J. N. Corderman Nuler Conzelman I si Sergeant Ford, H. P. Bowers Howard, F. E. Barnes. W. IT. Co. Supply Sergeant Heisler Torbett 1st Class Privates Sergeants Davis, J, W. Fur| ia Smith, N. H McLaughlin, W. F Linkswiler Ren fro Freund 2d Class Privates Gillmore Barbour, T. E. P. Kost Bleakney, Roberts, L. A. McDaniel Gould Sloane 3d Class Privates Wiley, N. J. Conrad, J. D. Wrean, J. T. Co.x 4th Class Privates Coyle .Anderson, F. L. Garland Bisson Gilbreth, J. H. Blossfield Green, J. W. Butchers Hickey, J. D. Byrd Kochevar Catron Kvster Davis, G. M. N. Levings Earle Loughborough Forney Phelan Fritzsche Schcwe Gahn Schwab Geary Tavlor, H. Handy Todd, F. A. Haskell, F. W. Townsend Hess West, R. J, Houseman W ' hittier Hyatt Johns, W. S. Ludlam Lynch, R. E. Mc. ' rthur, P McCulla Merrill Moran, J. J. Newsom O ' Regan Sams Sherburne Stephenson, Tarrant Taylor, R. K Traub Tumier Wall Watkins, K. Wilson, R. C S. V. One hundred sixty-two 66 V COMPANY ES, this is " L " Co., better known as The Devil ' s Own. We may be the next to the last company in the Corps, but that is accounted for by the fact that an Elco man never could be short. However we are a long way from being- the least of the companies. Everywhere we have made our- selves known. Who cannot tell the profile of an Elcoite whether it be on Flirtation, up at Fort Put, over in Cullum, or on the carpet before the Evil Trinity? We are all just men. fine stalwart men. Yet we have our casualties, for the Academic Board never fails to separate from us some of those hardv intellectuals who are essential in the make-up of the Devil ' s Own. But hold, we ha ' e our stars — one lonely pair. Deeper than all else though, lies that ever-present smoldering spark called spirit. Yes, spirit; that ' s what I said. Will we ever forget the time Jerry got skinned because " L " Co. could not control a sudden outburst of company spirit while in the Mess Hall. This same spirit carried " L " Co. through the hard-fought football games down on the Polo Flats to victory. To the accompaniment of blowing bugles, waving banners and beating drums the loyal sons of Elco carried home the cup in inter- murdcr football, wrested from the shiny talons of the erstwhile Keen Files. Nor have our activities ended there. We have played a fighting game in every line of endeavor. No company can boast a better yearly crop of Scandal, and Tiffany finds the Devil ' s Own the ideal market for miniatures. Lastly, let us hope that this same " Esprit de Comi)agnie " will persist among llie Alumni of Elco. mm ■ ■ - CAPTAIN STK ATKMEVER % L i 1% : ' T- y " , ' llkbl ' CI,ASSMEN One hundred si.rlv-threc JOSEPH PRINGLE CLELAND Honor School OMAHA, NEBRASKA Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter, Corp. (3, 2) ; Ser- geant (1); Lieutenant (1); B. A., A. B.; Soccer (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Minor " A " (3) ; Captain (1) ; Football (3. 2, 1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1) ; Beast Detail. AS a hifih-ranking " make " at his tin school, Joe acquired a degree of enthusiasm and application that has stood him in good stead here. He has always taken life seriously, but withal he has been a staunch and loyal friend to all who have known him best. Joe ' s energy and cleverness made him captain of the wrestling team and one of its mainstays — a man capable against any of the ambitious intercollegiates. On the football squad he has been a reliable back, ever ready to step in and ably fill the shoes of any of the first-string men. On the Beast Detail Joe gained favor with the Powers That Be ; and it was not surprising to find him near the top of the September " make " list. He is a firm adherent of the old adage that the Infantry is the basic branch. There may he win the success that we wish him. One hundred sixty-four ir l- ri JOHN WILLIAM DA ' IS Sn ' enth District, Kentucky LOUISVILLE, KY. Rifle Marksman, Track (2) ; Monogram (2). LIFE has always meant much to J. V. 2nd, but there arc two known instances when he lapsed. Once, as a Plebe, he dechned to entertain the assembled ten at table in the Mess Hall. Life could not have meant much to those who requested him to sing, but be that as it may, great pressure was brought to bear to induce John to do so. Of course the nature and point of application of the pressure are well known. His second lapse occurred on Furlough, aboard a ship tossing among the wild upheavals of a tropical storm. On that tempestuous night he stated most emphatically that he didn ' t care whether the ship sank or not. But, as you may guess, the storm was weathered — else this biography would not have been written and you would not have this in- sufficient and microscopic glimpse of ' " Jawn. " ' But you will know him better as the years roll by and as his omnipresent loyalty, painstaking effort and industry bear their fruit. --0% JOHN HENRY DULLIGAN Fifth District, Massachusetts LOWELL, MASS Corp. (2); Lieutenant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marks- man, Cross Country (3 ; Boxing (3, 2, 1) ; Track (2, 1) ; Indoor Meet (4) ; Memorial Committee. JOHN ' S entrance was entirely unpremedi- tated, and as a result it took him some time to find his true stride. But eventually he found it, and since that memorable occasion he has made his mark in athletics, with the academic department, and even with the " Powers That Be. " His Irish temper, combined with a large amount of natural ability, has made him known and respected on the boxing squad. But he is as quick to cool down as to flare up. His name is a better index to his Irish blood than are his accent and his Podunk. It isn ' t Boston, but Lowell is close enough. John ' s ability and willingness as a coach have helped many a goat to pass the writs and keep out of the also-ran class. Coming from a family of engineers, that branch of the Army appeals to him somewhat, but his ideals are high — high as the sky, in fact. Yes, it ' s the . ir Service. One hundred sixty-five A TRUE son of the Old South is the best way we know to describe him. PoUte, courteous, and generous by instinct, he is never too busy to help a friend. Several of us are here today thanks to his clear explanations of difficult problems. Coming from Alabama, Den has had a ter- rible time up here on the bleak shores of the Hudson during the winter. In winter his favorite expression is " Shut the door! ' ' He cannot keep warm in spite of the fact that he wears two " I Go ' s. " Ben, with his ready smile and general good nature, is a worthy example to many of us who are too prone to grumble. Last summer the Commandant recognized these qualities and asked " C " Co., which had had the benefit of iiis presence for three years, to lend him to " L, " ' Co. for the last year. Ben is a gentleman in every sense of the word, and it is a real privilege to count him among one ' s friends. FRANK GILBERT FRASER Second District, Minnesota PRESTON. MINN. Corp.(3,2); Captain(l); Choir (4, 3,2, 1) : Football (4, 3, 2, 1) ; " .V (2, 1) ; Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Minor " A " (3) ; " A " (2, 1) ; Captain (1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Board of Governors First Class Club, Beast Detail. I ' LL bet you don ' t know what I am going to do now. ' ' Having lived with Frankie for four years, we know what to expect, but, like the story of the Lady or the Tiger, we will let our readers do their own guessing as to his next move. He hails from Minnesota, and has made a remarkable success of his West Point career. His wives have watched him during the Fall on the gridiron, and on Spring days on the lacrosse field with no little pride. An ardent exponent of the " Be Yourself " philosophy, he applies it at every opportunity, and makes an excellent room-mate. His impetuosity in falling for some beguiling creature is only equalled by his haste to ex- tricate himself from the siren call when he comes back to West Point and terra firma. He has ambitions for the Cavalry, and if he does not develop along C. A. C. lines by mistake he will probably get his fill of chasing polo balls and Mexicans in the ensuing years. Id, One luiiidrcd sixty-six ARCHER FRANK FRKUND Senatorial, Wyoming CHEYENNE, WYOMING Corp. (2); Sergeant (I); B. A., A. B., Rifle Sharpshooter, H-. ■ ' hei " eui)on Wyoming ' s fair son produce,! the conventional six-shooter. However. FreuncI proved to he more than a gun toter, for he soon showed his ahility with the weapon, c[ualifyiiig as pistol ex])ert during Yearling smnmer. As a Plelie, Archer seemed to be a much- desired after-(Hnner guest of the Upper Class- men. One of his numerous blase answers was " No sir, it ' s auburn. ' ' However, this fortunate reply saved him many an oratorical demon- stration for the " Lights. ' ' Throughout three years of cadet life . rcher was without worry from either the academic dei)artment or the T. D. The latter, however, finally changed his bed of roses to one of cinders : and Archer is now a full-fledged . . 11. and B. A. PORTER BUSH FUQUA Eighteenth District, Texas AMARILLO, TEXAS .■ . B., Football (3, 2); Monogram (2); Boxing (3. 2, 1;; Manager (1); Indoor Meet (3); Polo (1); Captain (1); Rifle Marksman, l istol Marksman. THE fair city of Amarillo chose well when it decided to send forth as its ow n one " P. P.. " " P. B. what? " you ask? That ' s all. Just " P. B. " — born on the prairie, reared in the saddle, and educated at random. P. B. ' s militaristic tendencies first cropped out during his attendance at New Me.xico Mili- tary Institute. This was followed by a brief but meritorious career in the Marines, and later by attendance at Oklahoma U. until the good old bank-roll gave up in despair. The next stopping-place was West Point. Here, disdaining the proletariat, he gained his first prominence as the champion long-distance area-bird of our class. As a poloist he has few peers. At the end of Furlo he gave blase New York a hair-raising exhibition of dare- devil horsemanship when, with monocle in eye, astride the fiery charger of a hansom cab (vintage of ' 99), he galloped madly up and down fair Broadway, to the cheering plaudits of the wide-eyed throng. One hundred stxly-sn en WILLIAM NELSON GILLMORE Senatorial, Ohio LORAIN, OHIO Sergeant (1); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter, A. B., Football (4, 3, 2, 1); " A " (4, 3, 2, 1); Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); " A " (2, 1); Boxing (2); Middleweight Champion (2); In- door Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (1); Beast Detail. BORN in California, spending his early life on Army posts all over the world, under the inspiring and broadening influence that only an Army child can know, it is no wonder Bill is a leader and a fighter. " Tackled by Gillmore, — tackled by Gillmore " — this was the answer to eleven consecutive plays in that never-to-be-forgotten football game against Yale in 1923. And can he carry the ball? — just ask any cadet and he will tell you in glowing words how that 170 pounds of muscle looks as Bill goes slashing through the line, always for a gain. He has also proved his prowess in boxing, wrestling, and on the lacrosse field. Outside of his athletic ability, Bill ' s smile — usually under a skinned nose — and his good- nature have won him a place in the hearts of all his classmates. His fighting abilitv will make him an ideal soldier. May his stars be at no great distance. HAROLD SHAFFER GOULD Fifth District, Nebraska ALMA, NEBRASKA Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. HAL entered the Academy with that good- humored, easily-pleased air that has characterized him throughout his whole four years. As a Plebe he made quite a name for himself as being one of the most efficient in old " L " Co. His record has continued, and con- sequently he has never experienced any of the disagreements with the Tactical Department which have b een so disastrous to many cadets. He does his work quietly, conscientiously and well, with attention called to the " quietly. " It was not until his First Class year that his true ability was recognized — due to the " quietly " mentioned above, says Elco. Then he was made a sergeant and has worn the chevrons with becoming grace. His attitude toward the fair sex has always been a riddle. However his choice of Service (the Air) gives us a hunch that pay and a half is not going entirely for a good time. You Eico One hundred sixty-eight WILLIAM LEON KOST j-lt Large WASllIXGTON, D. C. Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Vice-President Dialectic Society, Choir (4, 3. 2, 1) ; Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Color Lines (3, 1); Hop Manager (2, 1) ; Song Leader, Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. SIR, just what is — . " Scarcely a law class but Bill asks some question on the status or nunc pro tunc of the case. But Bill always does ask questions and doesn ' t play any favorites as to where. Bill ' s sensitive, especially regarding his size. You don ' t believe it? Call him too runty for Elco and watch the reaction. Everyone knows him. Small wonder! Those who do not remember him as the song leader who led so efficiently the chants of the Corps at the football games will recollect him as the kaydet violinist who played in an Elmanesque manner. No doubt most of the feminine con- tingent will recall Bill as a Hop Manager who could manage to hop. Devotees of Thespis will tell you of the tropical Gilda Gray and of that Queen of Sheba who broke Sandy Good- man ' s heart. However we ' ll remember Bill for " It is our intention, " and for a darned good kaydet and friend. GILB ERT EDW ARD LINKSWILER Sez ' enth District, Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LA. Sergeant (1) ; Indoor Meet (2) ; Pistol and Rifle Sharpshooter. LiJ E all good Lochinvars, Link came out of the West, to be specific, Louisiana. That explains a lot of things. Apparently they grow a readier and more violent breed of dictumists in Louisiana than elsewhere. He will argue for instance, ad infinitum, ad nauseam, that the icy heat of a barracks radiator will kill any germ alive, that a Fordson tractor is the ideal instrument of earthly locomotion, or that any absurdity is reasonable. As a Yearling he showed his manly might by the shine of his leggins. Furlough and the raspberry cured him of this source of pride. On Furlough his efforts to keep the Mississippi flowing with the help of the Corps of Engineers so engrossed his attention that eating was forgotten. The Mess Hall returned him to his former pristine beauty in about six weeks. Link ' s idea of sound business is the Air Service with life insurance. One hundred sixtv-nine WILLIAM F. M ' LAUGHLIN Seventh District, New York BROOKLYN, N. Y. Corp. (3, 2) ; Fencing Squad (4, 2) ; Indoor Meet (4, 2) ; Catholic Choir (4, 3); Hundredth Night (2); Rifle Marks- man, Pistol Marksman, A. B., B. A. IF " .Mac " had confessed tu us when he was a YearHng that his first choice was to be Cavalry it is doubtful if anyone would have taken him very seriously. During the early days of our struggles in the Riding Hall Mac furnished us all with good cause for amuse- ment, but his equitation now will do credit to any Cavalry organization he may choose. For two years he was looked upon with favor by the Powers That Be, but towards the end of his Second Class year Mac one day became intolerably bored with the entertain- ment provided by the Phil. Department. His retreat was well planned and still better executed, but his fellow-conspirator was a marked man. As a result, Alac became one of the leading members of the " Bigger and lietter I ' ucks ' ' society. Indifferent he is — but just enough to create a pleasant impression ; for beneath it all there lies a real sense of duty — a Cdmbinatiim which marks him as a real leader of men. w LOUIS QUARLES McCOMAS Senatorial, Maryland BALTIMORE, MD. Corp. (31 ; Sergeant (1) ; Hundredth Night (3, 2) ; Ring Com- mittee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, h. B., B. A. H(JAI the gods would dest roy they first make mad " — then ten to one on Mac against the gods, for Alac got Scarlet Fever, Maurer ' s Mechanics and the Skipper in " Spick, " all in the same month. Still he .smiled — smiled — and beat them all. Though a confirmed " goat, " Lou wasn ' t able to avoid chevrons. No wonder — it isn ' t every company that boasts an All-Intramural end ! But honestly, when it comes to military stuff, Mac ' s in the first section. It was he, along with Charley Daly, who guided the destinies of the Second Co. Plebes during Plebe summer. If you ' re looking for a " b-s fest, " see Lou. If he hasn ' t any boodle, he always has a com- plete repertoire of harsh phrases with which to assault your ears, besides a non-pareil welcoming smile with which to greet your eyes. Mac doesn ' t believe in " walking, " hops. Frog, Spick and femmes. Despite this fact he is boning the Doughboys and spent three Christmas leaves assisting at the parties of the Foreign Languages Department. One hundred seventy W ILLlAiM HENRY NUTTER Third District, Minnesota ST. PETER, MINN. Corp. (2); Sergeant, Lieutenant (11; Football (3, 2); Ring Committee, Pistol and Rifle Sharpshooter, Beast Detail. A FEW word.s about our friend Xutter? The hard part ()f it is to confine ourselves to a few words. However, this dashing " Wild Bill " Nutter came out of the West about four years ago, from Minnesota, to be exact. And a peculiar thing about him is that he claims he isn ' t a Swede. Even if he isn ' t of Nordic descent, " the brown one ' s " podunk is mighty proud of him. He has often been referred to in their Weekly Scandal as " St. Peter ' s West Point Cadet. " Bill appeared to be destined to a brilliant career in athletics, but fate and an injured leg were against him. Until First Class year he graced the ranks of the Keen Files, but after his work on the Beast Detail the T. D. thought he was needed in " L " Co., and there he went. Since his fondness for dumb animals has led Bill to bone the Cavalry, we wish him the best of luck in his choice. CURTIS D. REN FRO Twelfth District, Texas COM. NCHE, TEXAS Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. C. D. is a living example of what hard work and dogged determination will do. En- tering with the Class of ' 24, he took the count in the first round of the Christmas examina- tions. He entered again the next June, and through sheer hard work he has placed himself on the right side of the line. It must not be thought from this that there have been no humorous spots in Renfro ' s career while at the Academy. Never will the inhabitants of the first floor, 26th Division, forget the sight which met their eyes when, after hearing C. D. reported absent at reveille, they returned to barracks. There he was running up and down the hall gesticulating wildly and shouting, " Whar ' s my cap? " The mere fact that a " five-and-five ' ' awaited him instead of a " three-and-three " made no dif- ference to this stern soldier, who has always held that a slovenly dressed cadet is an insult to the Corps — even at reveille. One hundred sc ' nilv-oiic LITTLETON ADAMS ROBERTS Twelfth District, Georgia EASTMAN, GEORGIA Rifle Marksman, Track (2, 1); Monogram (2); Sergeant (1). BORN in Eastman, that thriving metropolis of Georgia, Lit decided, after due thought and deliberation, that his native state was too small a field for his endeavor — and so he came to West Point to begin his conquest of the world. And a very fair start he has made during his four years sojourn at the home of the nation ' s pampered darlings. By constant ap- plication and dogged determination he has won for himself a place on the Varsity Track Squad, his specialty being the pole vault. As a tardy recognition of his worth, the Powers decreed that he should forsake his beloved immortals and join the ranks of the bloated aristocrats. The efforts of his many friends have been of no avail, however, in purging him of er- roneous ideas, cultivated in his early youth. He still persists in believing that the acme of perfection in horseflesh is to be found in a lumbering old Percheron. Thus we find him set for a go at the Field. RALPH RANDOLPH SEARS U. S. Army BALTIMORE, MD. Corp. (2); Expert Rifleman, Pistol Sharpshooter, Polo (1): Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1). WHAT ' S a few tenths among friends? " ' This has always been Rudolph ' s philo- sophy in connection with academic work. The Academic Board was forced to give him rather more than the usual consideration on more than one occasion, but he has weathered even its eagle-eyed scrutiny — secure in the belief that " it will all come out in the wash " and that the " Great Gawd Budd " or some other kind soul would guide him through the turbulent sea of writs and exams. Rudolph came to us with a calm, unruffled mien and has retained it throughout his four years of joy and woe. Nothing has ever worried him — except his curly locks, which have been subjected to much maltreatment in an effort to make ' em grow straight. France saw him a hard-boiled Cavalryman, and for three years we saw him wait for polo. Rudolph ' s love for horses is surpassed only by his peculiar affinity for the red comforter, or, better still, a nice, soft O. M. bunk. One hundred seventy-two i K« ' : NORMAN HOLMES SMITH Eighth District, Neiv Jersey BELLEVILLE, N. J. Sergeant (n : P.asketball (2); Pistol Marksman. Rifle Marksman. . . V.. IT was a strangle world in which Smitty found himself August 25, 1921. Without the advantage of the two months summer train- ing period and with no knowledge of military life in general or of how to hide laundry hag.s in particular, but w ith the stirring advice of " Don ' t let ' em throw you " still ringing in his ears, he encountered his first l pper Classman. A natural ability to learn quickly and to retain w ' hat he learned soon put him on an equal footing with his classmates, and when academic work began in September he was as fit for the start in a military career as any. Smitty ' s " French leave " from his Yearling summer camp was a high-light in his four years at West Point, and one which he will remember and will be remembered for many a day. Some thought two hundred tours to be insufficient time to spend gloating over his exploits, but Smitty thought it generous enough and did not again tempt the magnanimity of the T. D. v t ew= JOSEPH H. WOODWORTH Corp. (3. 2); Sergeant (1); Gym. S niad (4) ; Crosscountry Squad (4); Rifle Squad (3); Pointer Staff (2); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2. 1); Camp Illumination (1); Hun- dredth Night (4, 3, 2); Pistol Expert. Bl-XOME as little children, " says the Good Hook and evidently Joe is a firm believer in the Bible ' s precepts for he started to follow them early. It was in the Spring of our Plebe year that we heard one well-known, light- haired child of the Post make that famous pronounciamento, " I just love Joe Wood- worth ! " We have yet to see a 100th Night Show in w ' hich Joe has not out-terpsichored Ted Shawn, while Lodge members will always remember Joe for his valiant, if somewhat futile, attempts to produce musical sounds from chaotic dis- turbances. A true book lover. Joe shunned Natural and Experimental Philosophy for Nietzsche and the " Later English Poets. " The result is that he possesses a veritable store of knowledge and it is a fact that almost every Daily Bulletin that bore a list of overdue Library books bore also Joe ' s name. One hundre d seventy-three ' M " COMPANY Captain Corporals Newman Ennis Lieutenants House Meyer, C. W. Duffy •Wilson, E. H. Johnson, H. W. Ellinger, H. O. Gross 1st Sergeant McDonough Emerson Kane, J. H. Co. Supply Sergeant Van Svcle Bailey, D. J. Van Home Sergeants Thurston Maier 1 lertc Wiley, H. F. 1st Class Privates Pheris Boudreau Steer Cannon Bird Martin, E. G. Daughertv Smith, C. H. Scovel Steele, C. E. McCormick, J. H. Van Brunt 2cl Class Privates Black, P. J. Sewall Bixel Condon, R. Curtis. J. D. Deichelmann Denniston, A. B. Doan, L. LaC. Ewing Foster, F. C. Griffith, J. H. Hammer Hunter, R. E. Johnson, M. S. Land, C. W. McCoy McLamb, N. A. Matheson, B. . Pence, W. P. Prichard Richon Rivers Thiebaud 4th Class Privates Bennett, A. J. Boland Born Bunker Cochran Cramond Ely Graham, B. L. Greeley Harbold Huddleston J ark, C. H. Lane, S. H. Lane, T, A. Liston Lvnch, T. R. McConnico McFeeley McKenzie Mansfield Miller, L. P. Pogue, M. E. Reed, A. W. Sanders, P. L. Schermacher Sievers Smith, R. L. Smith, W. D. Strayer Travis Trotter Warren, R. W. Webb, A. N. Wheeler, O. A. Wilson, D. M. Winebar Woods, R. N. il One hundred scveniy-four 66 99 Y E men of " M " Co., laying no claims to the laurels nf those puppets of desire, known as keen files, and being free from the hindrances of a long history, are true sons of Mars. Our men are like the centurions of Rome; our homes are as spotless as the halls of those same Romans. Never has the licentiousness of an age of red rouge and ginger ale smudged the virility of these lusty sons. Have they not proved their prowess on a hundred battle fields? Have they not hurled themsehes valiantlv against a horde of runts? Have not thousands fallen by their side in the mad rush to class? The lack of a history is a true blessing: history smacks of reputation — what people think we are. But we live ividly in the present. Vital living is a measure of character — what we are. We do not rest on past victories; that is the highway to decay and oblivion. " I I " Co. is a sun among moons; moons once bright and fiery in the days of early forebears! The old order changeth and progress is maintained in many ways. Ah ! " M " Co. is the oflf-spring of progress ! Among us are philosophers of wide fame. . rc not our theories spread round about by tongue and pen and, more especially, by our old mediums of expression — shoe polish plus ])omade? The mere mention of philosophers should have suggested the tremendous mind power concentrated here in a company which abhors text books " written especially for cadets at the Military Acadcmv. " Of brains, in " AI " Co. there is no limit. There are brilliant wits and lesser jokers. These latter spend more of the ' r time in the Ik i : llu- ' niu-r undrr the table. ' r ' l ' I V I ' RKKR One hundi-ed seventy-five Corp. (2) ; Supply Sergeant fl) : Pistol Expert. Rifle Slu shooter. Choir (4); Boxing (4); Hockev (3); Cross Co trv (3); Indoor Meet (3 ' ); Assistant Manager Tennis (3); Choir (4): Camp Illumination (1); A. B. OX early sliowed his preference for a military education when he left Pontiac for Culver. They reco.E nized his abilities there and made him adjutant ; and so, wishiiifj to carry on the military career so successfully begim, he came to West Point, We all recognize the hearty laugh heard so often around " M " Co, as belonging to Donald. It is evidence of his happy nature and sunny disposition which have won him so many who are proud to call him friend. He has been a valued member of the Hundredth Night cast, but it must not be thought that he has Hmited his Cullum activities to the stage. He has broken his share of hearts, but has now fallen himself, having met the Most Wonderful Girl at last. JAMES EDWARD BOUDREAU Eleventh District, New Jersey HOBOKEN, N. J. Rifle Marksman, Wrestling (1) ; Indoor Meet (1). JIAl, I ' m sorry there ' s only to be a hundred and fifty words in this little biography of ours. I ' ll just introduce you and they ' ll look at your picture and guess the rest of it. Folks, this is Jim Boudreau. I ' ve asked him to come out to see you because I thou.ght vou ' d like to see one of these cosmopolites. Jimniie says that ' s what he is. He may be ri.ght. I have not yet looked up that word. But to me he ' s just Jim, First Class buck ex- traordinary. As such, folks, he ' ll tell you more about sleeping after reveille, bar-bells, boodle, breaking the ci.garette habit, football, wrestling, the whole multitude of arts, cosmos, the recital of remarkable original deductions, Emerson ' s essays, and how to run the maximum of .scratch lates with the minimum of gigs than any one else I know. Folks, I introduce to you Jim Boudreau, and may his wit, his smile, and his boodle keep you as happy as they have me. One hundred seventy-six ROBERT .MILCHRIST CANNON Senatorial, Utali SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Corp. (3, 2) ; B. A., A. B., Rifle Sharpshooter, Cross Country (3); Indoor Meet (3, 2); Honor Committee (1). TT T ' C ' jOE " is a genuine modern edition of - the old Westerner, coining from tiie great open spaces where men are men and the girls go into the movies. Even now there are times wlien he longs for a gulp of good old desert air and tlie homelike buzz of a maddened rattler. Joe ' s sphere has by no means revolved in only ;i western atmosphere, however, for chevrons graced his worthy sleeve till in a rash minute he left class early one Spring day. " Woof " appreciates the fcmmes ; so much so in fact, that the old church bells will doubtless peal for him before long. He is a natural " good fellow, " and we see him graduate with as large a host of friends as any one. It would not take any decided stretch of the imagination to call him one of the most popular men in the JOSEPH BLAJR DAUGHERTY .It Laryc INDL NAPOLIS, IND. Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol E.xpcrt, Cross Country (3); Election Committee (3, 2, 1); Howitzer Board (1. IT was once sai l. and truthfully, that you can judge a man iiy his hobbies. Therefore we ' re going to outline a few of Joes ' hobbies to try to create an impression of him for you. One. The camera holds many attractions. .After much practice Joe has succeeded in mastering the intricacies of lights and shades. The photographs and snapshots of this book testify to his ability. Two. As an exponent of MacFaddenism Joe has no peer. His daily exercises are not confined to the bells and chest s]3rings. but every night we see him dangling from his alcove or else boning pathetic dancing. Three. The appellation " Rip, " " Rip Van Daugherty. " which has been applied to him is not meaningless. His tendency to use his bunk at inopportune times has contributed largely to his reputation. Day-time sleeping isn ' t quite One hundred sd ' cnty-sevcn EVERETT S. EMERSON Army WALLASTON, MASS. Corp. (3); B. A., 1st Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Tistol Expert, Bugle Corps (4) ; Beast Detail. SSACHUSETTS sent one of her best hen she sent " Zed. " No other could M;; talk in the correct Boston manner as he does. Zed has led a checkered career. Ability combined with the proper amount of carefree and happy-go-lucky ways has distino;ui,shed him. He has always been a favorite with the T. D. They have even prevailed upon him to spend parts of his Xmas leave and Furlough here. But the Beast Detail gave Everett his chance to blossom forth. In the great Battle of Oscawana he showed the boys the advantage of motor transportation for maneuverability. Being naturally an engineer, Zed has rested on his laurels this last year and lias made extensive researches in density, plumbing, and psychology. He was interrupted in his work on the former two, but his studies in the third field have been both diversified and thorough. He has attained renown at the bridge table, on Flirtation, at the mess hall and at Ihe Boodlers. A man of parts, many of them spare. One hundred sn ' cnly-cicjlit JOHN HALLllJAV .McCURMICK Tenth District, Ohio GALLIPOLIS, OHIO Sergeant (1); Kitlc Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman, Pointer (2). LIFE i ' -n ' t ;i very serious matter to " Gravy ; " and neither is Gravy a very serious matter to life. He passes throuE h the endless days with a reveille-meals-tattoo-taps sjnrit that defies any disturbing element. For two years Math, was the hane of his e.xistence — or so he thought, at least. It nearly proved his undoing ; indeed it made his class standing for yearling year resenihle the sc|uare root of minus two, — being purely imagmary. When " subjects that amount to something " came his way, however, he rose like a phoenix from the ashes of his gone-but-not-forgotten tenths and soared toward the airy realm of the Academic Board ' s elect. Now that graduation seems a lliing assured, he continues to dream as of yore, boning much fiction — spasmodically extracting streams of prose or verse from his prolific pen. wondering why she doesn ' t write more often, and actually studying upon occasion, when dire necessity impels. OSCAR CARL MAIER Seventeenth District. Ohio CANTON, OHIO Corp. (2): Sergeant (1); Beast Detail, Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. Chess (2. I). ANATI " E son of the state in which pres- idents are bom, he came to us a firm believer in the avoidance of the w-eaker sex. However " Col. A " began to P. S. during yearling year. In order to be perfectly im- partial, it was his habit to escort a whole semi- nary about the post, pointing out the spots of interest with a fluent description ; one that had the bus guides green with envy. Later he followed the way of all, and now " he ' s her ' n. " As a child he was accustomed to spec yards of trig formulae and spend long evenings over mathematical diversions. Hence the Math. Dept. has troubled him not a bit and he has done invaluable work as a coach. Temperamental, blase, and cheerful always, Carl has proved a keen friend to those of us who know him, and his Army career will be followed always with a thought of old times and " M " Company. One hundred scTcnIv-niiic EMMOR GRAHAM MARTIN Second District. Georgia DONALDSONVILLE, GA. Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter, Gyn Indoor Meet (2, 1). Squad (4) ; REARED in a quaint hamlet of peaceful Georgia, the impress of such surroundings is strong upon him. Quiet and gentle man- nered, he gives the impression of indolence, but beneath his even temper is a will to do. We remember the first night he was here. We attended a lecture. Being new, Graham got lost — the turnbacks despaired of him. Then a second incident: Bob Darsie (we called him " Lame-Brain " ) showed Graham the limits. They got as far as the Boodlers. Graham came back with Darsie, and Darsie carried cartons of skags and bags of boodle. Then somewhere Graham gained the title of Pickles. Where? We don ' t know. It just came. They won ' t let us tell the rest of his story. Such things as Cullum Hall, piles of letters, a girl, and a miniature — these are taboo. We ' ll let you imagine the rest of the chapter. Can ' t you do it? CARL WILLIAM MEYER Twentieth District. Ohio CLEVELAND, OHIO (3, 2); Ucutenant (1); Expert Rifle Lacrosse (2, 1). Beast Detail, ND he looked at me and spoke, saying. " This is Carl William Meyer, a lad nf abundant cheerfulness and filled with no deep thought that can mean only sadness. He is a composite of frivolity and sincerity which defies description. In reality there is no more of one than the other, though perhaps the latter is less frequently expressed. He has not the easy tongue of a Johnson nor the wit of a Nye, still he fascinates certain of those who draw near him. There is a smile, true, and a great deal of good natured banter — one always knows when to laugh at his jokes. It is only necessary to laugh when he laughs. Seek a point to his grinds ? Never ! For Carl The stern unceasing tread Of all those countless thousands gone before Speaks a clear call. And in the soul Of him who answers there shall dwell A steadfast joy. And having spoken tliusly. he was gone. I One hundred ciglity AUBREY STRODA NEWMAN Third District, South Carolina CLEMSON COLLEGE, S. C. Color Corp. CJ, 2); Captain (1); Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman, Mop Manager (3, 2, 1) ; Senior Hop Manager ( ); Secretary V. M. C. A. (2): President Y. M. C. A. (1); Secretary Board ut Governors, Cruss Country (4, 3) ; Mono. gram (3); Pootball (2); Monosra.n, Basketball, (4, 3, 2, 1); ■•. , " One Mile Record, Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain (1); Indoor Meet (1); Summer Camp Baseball (3, 1); Champion- ship Team (3); Intramural Tennis Singles Champion (1). IF a femme who has been to an Army track meet, basketball game or hop, gushes forth with " I saw the handsomest, curly red-headed boy there! Who was it? ' you just blindly reply " Why, that ' s Red Newman, " for that question is so common it has become old stufT around here. Aubrey hails from Clemson College, S. C. Regardless of the severe shocks which upset the life of the ordinary kaydet, Red has sur- vived and is still loyal to his first .- lma Mater and his podunk acquaintances. Nocturnal con- fessions in particular prove this fact. And well may Clemson be proud of its son, for Red is living proof that the true southern gentleman of fiction exists. He has done more things to add to Army ' s fame than a multitude of ordinary men ; and we all know that the time is coming when we may point to him with pride. W ILLiAiM EVERTON PHERIS, JR. . inth District, Illi)wis CHICAGO, ILL. Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Rille Marksman, Pistol Marks- man, Track (4) ; Indoor Meet (3, 2) ; Camp Illumination (1). P.-VLE moons, or silver ones, have no lure for William Everton Pheris, Jr. Rhymester par e.xcellence, he has apparently failed to know the exotic loveliness of moonlit nights, for never yet has a single line to lunar pul- chritude welled from his pen. Still he has pushed his way into the front rank of the poets of the Corps, and his efforts appear fre- quently in The Pointer. It would seem, there- fore, that the much-howled-at moon was losing favor. But his attentions have not been limited. He has been an ardent suitor at the door of athletic prowess. The company records speak well of his efforts. Devoted to the promotion of the general welfare, he has wielded a ready hammer and plied a dull saw willingly to make the stage in Cullum seem a bit more attractive. We regret that we cannot go into the more personal details of Bill ' s make-up. Really, though, we couldn ' t divulge any very shocking secrets. One hundred eighiy-onc w CHARLES W. SCO EL, JR. Senatorial, Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, PA. Corp. (3, 2) ; Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharp- shooter, Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1); Star (4) ; Plebe Show (4) ; Camp Illumination General Com- mittee (1); Color Lines (1); Howitzer Board (1). E nominate for the hall of fame Charles Woodruff Scovel, Jr., because of his ability with his pen, his keen sense of humor and lively wit; because of his contributions to the dramatics of the Corps; because he has labored unceasingly in the making of this book, spending- much time and making the sacrifice gladly; because of his generosity with his boodle and his pleasures ; because he has never failed to lend a hand in any activity within his scope; because of his pleasing sophistication and his possession of a peculiar knowledge of how to do ; because he has not lost his ability to see the funny side of things in spite of eating many times under the table ; but chiefly because in spite of many policings, numerous sore spots, ribald laughter of his classmates, and the despairing glances of his instructors, he continues to ride with the same indifference to the rules of equitation that he showed that first morning in Yearling Summer Camp. CLARENCE HARWOOD SMLrH Army GOLDFIELD, COLORADO Rifle Sharpshooter, Hundredth Night (2). SMITHY is a typical Westerner with not too much to say, though his wise-crack average is above normal. He claims he was a gold digger in the old days, but here he doesn ' t even know one medico from another. I lis vices are boodle and women; any kind of food, but only a Southern girl ! 1 le is boning care-free bachelor, but h;;viiig- spent half his furlo and all the following Christmas in one podunk, his days look numbered. He is an ideal First Class buck ; bones when there is no fiction, and the like It is .- aid that he holds the Academy record for early retiring, made one night when his light wouldn ' t go on after supper. He doesn ' t yet know his branch, but whether he rides in the clouds or turns foot-soldier we ' now that his great sincerity and good nature will alvviys make him a host of friends. One hundred eighty-two H ;:; CLYDE EUGENE STEELE Eleventh District, Ohio CINCINNATI, OHIO A. B., Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman. ' ERK is the making of a man of science, iriou.s researches, inchiding the memorable one of investigating the bathing faciHties of Lake JMichigan while less fortunate classmates were tearing down the remains of summer camp, stand as mute achievements. The ire of the Tactical Department resulted in a clean sleeve, until just recently an otherwise spotless record was sullied bv a pair of shiny new sergeant ' s stripes. Ill spite of his name, Gene shows none of the native properties of steel in his attitude toward the fair sex. A ready line and his savoir fairc combine to produce the correct mixture that is demanded by a member of the stronghold of the Ham and Eggers. Gene has been a staunch and lo} ' al friend and we are wishing him the best of luck in the Air Service. RINALDO VAN BRUNT Third District, Florida TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA Expert Rifleman, Pistol Marksman. Camp Illumination (1). VAN leads a stormy life. Beset with oceans of tea on one side and clifTs of cake on the other, he has thus far struggled along suc- cessfully, but it has been a long, hard pull. There have been many rumors, but all are unfounded and he still fights tea with the best Df them. He is from Florida, which accounts for those vocal peculiarities; but the reason for his love of balancing teacups on the old knee has never been explained. Led into evil ways by Frank Dodd, he cannot find his way out but seems doomed to spend his ways wandering in an endless labyrinth of jelly roll, punctured here and tliere with a sweet cookie. He has faitlifully fulfilled the traditions of a First Class buck and enters the Field with an open mind. Having spent four winters in the North, we know where to look for him; San Antonio at its best is the obvious place. One hundred eighty-three HAROLD FOSTER WILEY Army BOONE, IOWA Corp. (3, 2); Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marks- man, Beast Detail, Hundredth Night (4, 3). HAROLD, the original snake, came from the Army already an accomplished FA and SC man. These honors, however, rest lightly on him while he forges ahead towards the bigger and better tenth. It is only this year that our Harold has blazed forth as a new meteor in Cullum sky, but what a blaze ! Emerging from the backward chrysalis he has developed in no time to a swallow-tailed but- terfly, (Genus neckerensis). His first conquest brought him into collision with the T. D., and Harold found himself thrown for a loss of 6 and 20 following an after-tattoo sprint. Sat- urday night now finds him busy planning new night maneuvers. His character is true steel overlaid with chivalrous squiring; the quality of the blade being tempered by the fires of writs and the hours of hard work. This driving power should carry him far in the Army, where spec and push are no mean assets. ERNEST HOLMES WILSON Si.vth District, Wisconsin FOND-DU-LAC, WIS. Corp. (2) ; Lieutenant (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter, Boxing (3, 2) ; Track (2); Hundredth Night (2). IN order to record the merits of a man, and likewise his most pleasing failings, one must waste but little time in introductions. So we present to j-ou Hniest Holmes Wilson, a man from the land of I Won ' t Works and tall timber. At West Point he has fallen under the surging tides of democracy and industry. It ' s strange, too, for we ' ve noticed that Boc- caccio and Nietzsche hold about equal places on his locker with Snappy Stories, Cosmo, and . dventure. Apparently even the stories of Boccaccio fail to awaken any dormant com- plexes, for he has maintained his studied apathy toward the ladies of the land. We used to call him " Tiny, " but that name scarcely sufficed. The consensus of opinion demanded " Bear " but he objected so strenu- ously that we finally compromised on just " Brute. " After four years he continues as untamed as ever. In fact we suspect that he is growing worse, for the last time we offered him a hop — and we do it frequently, wishing to give him a treat — he laughed more scornfully than ever. One hundred eighty-four One huiidrcil . ujUly-Avc THOMAS E. P. BARBOUR Kentucky All those things expected in one from his illus- trious State he has, and so it is needless to explain why he was a Hop Manager as well as Chairman of the Ring Committee. He left us not of his own volition, and certainly not of ours, to join the class behind. (Jan. i6, ipJ4, Phil.) RUSSELL P. REEDER, JR. Al.,ABAM.- Perseverance is a great thing; and few possess more than " Red. ' ' Not many of us would stick through the si.x-year course which a few achieve at this institution. " ' Red " will realize his am- bition in another year or so, with the forbearance of the Academic Board. The whole Corps knows him, and the whole Corps is glad to count him as a friend. (Jan. i6, 1924 CHARLES DRAPER WILLL M CANHAM U. S. Army " That fine-looking sergeant of Field Artillery " managed by dint of hard work to survive three wives. Although an old hand at the " four hour formations, " Chuck managed to pull through until he donned white gloves once too often and " was got " at Christmas, ' 23. True to form, however, he kept plugging and niiw belongs to ' 26. (Philosophy, Jan. 16, 1924) ALEX R. SEW ALL Louisiana Our " Tiger ' ' is no star student, but he is a sticker ! Entering with ' 24 he is now with ' 26, after a stay with us of two and a half years. Prospects of graduation now look promising — on Nov. 1 Alex was 15 units pro in Phil. It finally appears that industry will receive its true reward. (Jan. 16, 1924) I TYLER CALHOUN, JR. Tennessee " Come on, Cal! " always brought its response. Remember the finish of the two-mile in the Navy Meet of 1923? li Cal had met the Math. Department on the track instead of in a writ room the Class of ' 25 would be one keen file richer. Our loss is ' 26 ' s and the track team ' s gain. Tyler has our best wishes. (Turned Back, Sept. 6, 192 ) HORACE MAYNARD DANIELS Minnesota Among the runtiest of the runts we can place Dan. His two by four by four stall is located in the first squad of the first platoon. Once Dan was an acting lieut; but he was busted on the field of battle for " falling out to buy ice- cream cone while acting as connecting file. " Here ' s hoping he ' ll be made again. (Turned Back, Jan. JO, 192 1 MEREDITH D. MASTERS .Vebraska English finally mastered Masters, after a year and a half. Immediately after his discharge, he began to prepare for the March exams. Evidentlv he prepared well, for he re-entered with ' 26 " in the fall of 1923. " Gus " is well known to the Corps as an excellent entertainer. His sax and clarinet are an invaluable asset to the kaydet orchestra. (Jan. 16, T92p One hundred eighty-six TURNER ASHBY SIMS Arkansas Four years ago " Admiral " trudged up that long hill with the rest of us — a future member of the Class of ' 25. Being the youngest in the class was no handicap, for while he was with us he ranked among the engineers. Due to sickness, he was turned back to ' Z6. We were sorry to lose him — ' 26 has gained by our loss. (Sick Leafve, Feb. 12, 192 1 THOMAS H. JAMES South Carolina Tommy went through the rigors of plebe year without losing a bit of his cheerful liveliness. He was found in English at Yearling Christ- mas, but passed the re-exam and joined ' 26 the following fall. The boy started with a runt company, but after three years he was de- manded by the 1st Battalion because of his increased stature. (Jan. 16, 192J, Eng. CHARLES C. SLOANE, JR. r. S. AUiMY " Chin " has shown by his stay here that the prominent facial feature which gives him his nickname is not for ornament only. He has hung on through Math, and more Math., coupled with sickness ; and although he has been down a couple of times, everybody knew he wouldn ' t be out but would be back for more. More ])ower lo you, " Chin. " (Turned Back, Jan. 75, p- ' J. English) . ROY J. HERTE L ' . S. Akmv Roy left us to join the Class of 1926 — a loss which we greatly regret. A quiet, hard- vorkin,s: lad. he had his difficulties with Math., but now that he has reached Second Class year we feel sure of his ultimate success. There is no man who deserves more, and no man to whom the name of West Point is more dear. tjiiiic 26, ig23i JOllX SIEHA R )OSMA 1 E . SVI,V. M. Johnny had already made a name for himself in basketball before he entered the INjint. but he sur]jrised us by starring in other branches of athletics as well. Toward the end of plebe year. the powers that be decided that John was giving too much time to athletics and too little to .Math. Consequently, he left our ranks to join ' 26. (June 26, ig22) JAMES C)K. WADE U. S. Army " Leave of absence until August 28, 1922, to join the incoming class " was granted Jim after he itad spent five months with the Class of 1925. . football injury so hampered his academic endeavors that the powers that be deemed it advisable to defer his graduation until 1926. We look forward to his joining us again as a brother officer. (Jan. JO, 1922, Sick Leave) JAMES R. DAVIDSON Ohio Dave has the proud distinction of having been " E " ' Company ' s only victim at Plebe Christmas. .Mso he was one of the few officially turned back that year. Foxing the English Department by one tenth, he lost out in Math, by a narrow margin. fter spending a few months at home, he rejoined the Corps with the Class of ' 26. (Jan. I , ip22 EDW . RD DAVIS RA.XEV, JR. -South Caroun. Raney was a marked man from the first time the English Department set eyes upon him, and consequently he was turned back to join ' 26. . good sport through and through, you ' ll always find him in a group of funmakers. If a jiractical grind should be pulled ofT, you ' ll find him at the bottom — if you look hard enough. (Jan. I , 1922) xMARVIN W. PECK New York His body may ha e entered the Academy on July 1, 1921, but certainl)- his heart and soul were left behind in Alabama. That undoubtedly is the reason that the following June saw him leaving. And again, that is very likely the reason for his returning in Augitst to start again with ' 26, with whom he will graduate. (June 26, 1922) GAliE EDWARD PARKER, JR. Oki,. hom. Here is one who would not admit defeat. A long illness, followed by a sick leave, seemed to make him more de.ermined than ever. It was with reluctance that we handed him over to ' 26. Put Gabe with three or four others who want to sing and you have a keen file in his native element. (March j, 1922) WILLETT JOHN BAIRD New York " Bill " was the first nickname he acquired, but one day after a year or so of this it was changed to " Sparky. ' ' A long illness during Plebe Fall, plus Plebe Math., caused him to take the five- year course. He is now an illustrious and popular member of the Class of ' 26, especially lirominent in baseball and hockey. ( Turned Hack, Jan. ij, 1922. Math.) WIXSTo.X WILDER EPIRGOTT Ni: ' 0RK He fell jjefore the mighty onslaughts of Math. during Plebe Fall, but joined the Class of 1927 after two re-exams. Notorious for his en- counters with the T. D.. on one occasion he wagered that he could hit the ( ). C. with a paper clip. He won the bet — the missile coming in contact with that personage ' s nose. Jan. I J, 1922. Math.) JOHN LAWRENCE RYAN, Tennessee JR. " You man from Tennessee! Who ' s your pred? " " Mr. De Bardeleben, suh. " And Jack ' s career started ofl with a bang. Plebe Math., however, deferred the purchase of his crossed sabers until 1926. Jack says that he will go into the Service " sans, " but we doubt his French. Who wouldn ' t, when a snake like Jack puts in a full season on Cullum balcony? (Jan. IJ, 1922) One hundred eighty-seven JAMES A. WILLIS, JR. South Caroi ina The enormous pipe which Jinim}- continually smoked was one which only South Carolina could produce. Some say that this same pipe contributed toward his downfall at I ' lebe Christ- mas, but the real reason was his difficulty with English. " Foundation " failed to stop Jimmy, for he came back and is now piping graduation with the Class of ' 26. (Jan. ij, 11)32. Turned Back) GEORGE R. BEANE Rhode Island " Rosie ' s ' ' life as a plcbe started with ' 24, but at the Math. Department ' s request he joined us the following summer. The path was smooth ' cept for a few exams, until Phil, and the unfair sex proved to be a chemical combination thai wouldn ' t combine. Hut regardless of the turn of events the Baron never changed ; a true friend — a pal worth having. iPIiilosophy. Jan. i6, IP24J GEORGE THOMAS SUMMERLIN, JR. At Large Tom came to us from ' 24, by virtue of sick leave. He re-entered with the rest of us, and though managing to keep down among the immortals, he succeeded in pulling through until a fateful Christmas, when " Phil ' ' claimed him for its own. He is now at George Washington University preparing for Diplomatic Service " with. " il ' liilosophy. Jan. 16, 1924) FLETCHER GORDON TUFTS U. S. Army Born in India, circled the globe twice, prepared for W ' est Point at eleven different schools, and spent more than a year in the Army. Furlough for him has not ended, for he has fulfilled his desire as set down in a room-mate ' s " A " Book — " A wife, — a song, — a kiss, — a sigh, — and a long, long dream laetween. " (Sept. 24, 19231 JOHN E. J. CLARE, JR. New York Jack made himself heard around West Point; for, besides playing a mean banjo, he possessed a wicked line. Said line brought him unvarying success with the English P ' s, his classmates, and the fair sex. Calculus, however, he could not convince, nor could calculus convince him, al- though it took the Math. Department an extra round to gain the decision. Good luck to you. Jack. (Sept. 6, i()2j) LVagB " ,- WILLIAM HUNT MILLS Xew York " Charlie " got sick of the place al)ont three months after entering and went home on sick leave, returning July 1. 1922. He is both hive and in love, a rare comljination at West Point. We are sure to see " Charlie " some day as a Major in the English Department, filling the boots of one of his kinsmen. (Sick Lcaz ' c. Sept. 26 1921) EDWARD JAMES DOYLE New York " Eddie ' s ' ' fighting spirit and clean, hard play won the admiration of teammate and opponent alike, in football, boxing and lacrosse. That same fighting spirit, however, was not ([uite enough to conquer Phil, and Chem. " Mickie ' s " present ambition is to win a commission in the Cavalry. Every one of us hopes to meet him again " out in the Service. ' ' (Jan. 16, 1294. Phil., Chem.) TCTOR JOSEPH BARNDT Nevada " Vic ' ' came to us from the great open spaces, and back to the wilds he returned after a sojourn of two years. His greatest passion being love and adventure, Vic soon tired of the daily routine and resigned to search for the foot of the rainbow. May he find the pot of gold ! Our best wishes go with Vic. (Resigned. Nov. 14, 192 ji T ' I0N GAY SMITH Missouri On the 28th of August. 1923, the Class of ' 25 returned from furlough — with several excep- tions. One of these was Smitty. One day later the pride of Joplin came straggling in, haggard, footsore, and weary. But even before the Batt. Board could unlimber for action, " L " Company was startled by the news that Smitty was married and was resigning. (Resigned. Sept. iS. 1923) HARRY NELSON GILL Rhode Iseand " Jill " — area bird, boxer, snaky hopoid. .Vfler two years with us, he found that he and Calculus simply couldn ' t agree, so he transferred his activities elsewhere. His present business connection i.-. w ' ith the Advertising Department of The Nezv York Times. And he wears the funniest little oochy-koochy on his upper lip that one could possibly imagine. (Sept. 6, 1923 Geoscu On- Our Iniiulrcd eic lily-cipht f ' 53 m «::• WAYNE OTIS HAUCK PENNSVLVAiNIA " Oats " came to us from ' 24 with a firm de- termination that Fisher and Schwatt should be downed. In spite of mighty efiforts, he was floored in the last round. To those who knew " Oats " he will ever be the genial, happy-go- lucky, rough-and-tumble runt, who w as hard to beat in an argument, and harder to down on the footljall field. (Math. Sett. 6, i(j?j) JOHN SHERMAX S.VRCKA X ' i ' KMONT This amiai)lc-liioking Finn touk great interest in every activity tlie Academy offers, except th:it offered by the Department of Mathematics. iMintball, hnckey, baseball. — of all these teams " v acky ' ' was a stellar member, not to mention iiis jiroficicncy in the gentler indoor sports. He left us after furlough, and is now at Wasliing- ton and Jefferson College, Maryland. (Sept. 6, IQJJ. .Math. WILLIAM C. Mcr.RIDE CiKORGIA Our greatest shock came when we returned from furlciugli and found that " Cracker " had become a benedict. The Army lost a true son. for Willie had the hospital well dominated — an art that many of us would like to acquire. " M " Company has never seen ' d (|nito tin- same with- out him, but we feel sure the N. Y. Central has gained a competent Civil Engineer. (Aug. 20, iQj; ROBERT C. DARSIE Kentucky The well-known " lamebrain " took every exam, but finally fell a victim to yearling French. It came as a great shock to everyone, for exams liad seemed a mere matter of routine to him. He is now working in New York — we sadlv miss his cheerful and somewhat cherubic cnun- tenance. The last survivor of the " Fight of the Age " is gone. (June 2J. 1Q3V JOHN F. LANCE Indiana This slight lad was a member of our class well on into yearling year, but persistent ill health finally forced his discharge. He is now a University of Indiana student, standing well up in his class, and still harbors notions of a I ' eturn to the Army, to which we shall all cordially welcome him. (April ij, 102 ) HARRY ROLLAND HUGHES Indiana Harry couldn ' t agree with the Academic De- partments a-tall. He tried it for a year with " 24, then two }-ears with us. On furlough, the old adage of " absence makes the heart grow fonder " doubly failed to work, — so far as academics were concerned, and otherwise. Since then he is happily married, and residing and working in the Big City. (Sept. 6, i()2j) RiCll. RD McLESTER LELAND L ' . S. Army A happy-go-lucky fellow was Dick, — a friend true as steel. He is living in liirminghani. is married " without, " and is Assistant Engineer cif the . Ia])ama Water Co. — " I shall always be proud that 1 was and am a member of the cl;iss of ' 2.V It is my greatest regret that Fate prevented me fr(.)m graduating with my class. " ' Resigiieit. .lugu. ;t 2J, lO? ) JOHN CAMPl ' .ELL P.XLMER, 111 North Caijolina " Cain " is a bona-fide intramm-al casualty, for complications from a broken leg sustained at intrannwal football finally forced his discharge. 1 le is at present a member of the Class of ' 25 at Washington and Jefferson, working for a B. S. degree. At that institution he is a mem- ber of Beta Theta Pi and an active participant in student activities. (July 12, 1923) CHARLES F. WINGEBACH U. S. Army This lad from Brooklyn managed to slip by the powers for two years, but the Math. De- partment had its inning and he left at the end of our yearling year. He dropped in for a short time when we were down at Mitchel Field and informed us that he is doing very well in Cit. life selling Franklin cars. (Math. June 2j. 1023) FRANK A. BELOUSEK Nebraska Gather ' round, fellows. Piill is growling. — No, he smiles now, and pretty soon he ' ll sing us a Bohemian folk song. Pity not this man. He tried it twice, and then he bade his femmes out West a hasty farewell and began work with the Government engineers in Washington. There he prospers and does well. May he build his bridges high ! (Jan. 16, 192 } One hundred eighty-nine VINCENT M. R. B. CAGNINA L ' . S. Army " Cag " had too many names for the Academic r.oard. Their clerks got writers ' cramp every lime the grade sheets appeared, and evidently this pleased them not, for after Yearling Janu- ary Cag ' s name was missed on the tenth sheets —alas! He is now living in the Big Town. (Jan. i6, 19 3. EiiL!;. CHARLES CE ARl " . EARGO Geokcia Charlie was a quiet, retiring, likalile sort of cha]). He studied hard, and was an engineer in Erench and .Math., but English, the Waterloo of manv ex-cadets, claimed him. It was with a feeling of genuine regret that we saw him leave. Charlie is now studying commerce at the Ur.iversity of Georgia, graduating this year. " e wish him every success. (Jan. 16, IQ23. Bng.) DANIEL HUNTINGTON CIIAPPELL Colorado Chappie ' s unfailing good spirits, his ever-ready grin, whether he met with fortune or misfor- tune, together with the noble figiit he made to remain with us after having been once knocked down, by coming back to fight harder than ever, made him one of our most popular goats. We were sorry to see him go. (Jan. 16. IQS3. I ' i-ciich OLNEY JACOB HOOBING Id.mio A conscientious worker, a thorough gentleman, and a true friend — there you have " Bing. ' ' At the first meeting one was impressed by his re- serve and dignity — and this respect, on further acquaintance, grew into a warm liking for the quiet fellow from the West. ' 25 expects to hear great things of him in the future. (Jan. 16, 192J) imi ' ' ' nil- «t ' he »a ' - ctep ' f " ; to ik ' et hi in? « ' S..tav " .yy " « medico pr (lilt i} f 1 ELMER WILLIAM KERNS U. S. Army Trouble with the English Department forced " I Be " to leave us at " A ' earling Christmas, but he took the re-exams and entered with the Class of ' 26 the following September. While on furlough with that class, however, he surprised us verv suddenly with a wedding announce- ment. We sincerely hope that the sea of mat- rimony will be ever calm and untroubled. (Jan. 16, I9?3. Bnrjli. ' ;li JOHN POWER New York lack was fond of the Academy, but his official connection with us was severed in Yearling January. While a kaydet, he could be readily located at almost any time by the clouds of skag smoke emerging from piles of red comforters, bcjodle and Cosmo. He is now in Texas. (Jan. 16, IQ? . Matli.i HAROLD FREDERICK KIMBROUGH OKL.- H0] rA " Ride ' em, cowboy! " This Westerner could ride any bronco at West Point. But one day an unsuspected nag plunged, and ' " Kim " hit the tanbark. He dusted himself ofif with the remark. " Oh, well, even the best get policed occasionally. " ' 25 will ever remember him for his cheerful countenance and jollv good humor. I f re mil. Jan. 16. O- ' ? ' LEROY A. Il.LIXOIS STANGER According to reports, " Dizz ' s ' ' nickname evolved from " dis, " which was Roy ' s strong point. Unfortunately, his military career was cut short as a result of a set-to with the Yearl- ing January English exam, and the service was deprived of Roy ' s famous excellence in discipline. (Jan. 16. 1023. MafJi. and fin; . ' Morpb " Nap, " . ( niitfiftlif ' IiKitLD.V! XeivYok JOHN BUGBY STARK Kaxsas One of Jan ' s teachers once said. " He is ;i whole- souled lad. " We add that he was big-hearted and conscientious. Math, downed him in ' 19. He was back in ' 21 and succeeded in side- stepping the Math. Department, only to fall before English in ' 23. l p and at them. Stark. Stick out your chin. " N ' ou have the ([ualities to succeed. (Jan. 16, 1923. Ituf Ii. ' ili) JOHN CHARLES WEBB New York The weekly publicity proved too much for Johnnie, and after a ear and a half his friendly smile was to be seen at the Point only when he favored us with an occasional visit. The General Electric is now enjoying Jack ' s cheery dis- position, which, had it been a determining factor, would have assured him a place in the first section. (Jan. 16, 1933. English) LAS 110 ' f ' tasjl, One liiindrcd ninety STEPHEN ALFRED WILSON Georgia Steve served as an acting Batt. Adjutant both during plebe summer and during plebe Christ- mas week. At the time of our first election he was the runts ' strongest candidate for the class presidency. He has evidently determined to forget his double disappointment by banish- ing West Point from his mind, for he stead- fastly declines to answer any of our letters. (Jan. i6, ig2 . French) JOHN HERMAN ANDERSON U. S. Army " Andy " was on s|)eaking terms with the entire medico personnel. " Deadi)eatitis ' ' said some; but those who investiijated found that he was still recu])erating from his experiences on the fields of France, where he won his lantern jaw and the long scar on his neck. The Math. Dejjartmcnt defeated him in detail just after recognition. (June 26, ig22. Math. EDWARD ALBERT FOEHL Pexxsvi,v. . ia N. tioxai, Guard That incessant longing to court the realms of Morpheus was responsible for the cognomen " Nap. " Accordingly, when the bottom dropped out of the last section in French, it was not hard to understand why Nap dropped with it. The memory of how the top-kick once tendered Nap those lox ' ing sentiments from hnmc will linger long with his classmates. (June 26, 1022 PERCY CLAYLAND SMITH U. S. Army " P. C., ' ' being naturally hivey, found Academy life smooth, until a petite Texan came to change his desire for the military to a longing for a home in Mrginia, free from thoughts of reveille. Percy is now in the contracting business in Washington, D. C. He says that it is " la l)onne vie, ' " and that he has never been so happy. (Resigned. Dec. p, 192 1) JAMES WYNDHAM COWLEY Alabama Whatever you may . ' ;ay about " Windy, " he was the old ojitimist himself. A natural born speaker with lots of wind — " Windy ' ' could speak ex- temporaneously on any subject whatever. The heads of a few of the departments, bee imin- ' envious of his ability in this line, dispensed with his services in Plebe June, much to the regret of " F " Company. I June 26, IQ22. Math.) .MITCIIEI.I, ll. M. T - Pennsylvania Mitchell came to us fresh from St. John ' s Military Academy, and when he left us a year later he was just as military as when he entered. Math, forced him out of the race for military glory. Ham is now in business for himself and has no intention of re-entering the . rmy except in case of war. (June 26. ig22. Math. ' . RN()LD A. HART New York Amie was with us for our first year. Math, caused him to give uj) the .Army as a career. However, he intends to remain familiar with military progress by joining the National Guard. Arnold has decided on Law as his profession. He graduates from New York Law School in 1926 with the coveted LL. B. (June 26, 1922. .Math. L. SILAS MOORE Georgia " Dinty " was a gentleman and a goat, better fitted for Congress than for the Point. He was never known to lose an argument. With his powerful line and contagious smile, he could win anyone to his cause. " If you have to do something without a smile, don ' t do it. " Un- fortunately, he just couldn ' t see anything hu- morous abnut French. I June 26. ig22. French) (June 2j. IQ2.4. Math.) HAROLD Hl ' RD. JR. New Mexico " . cyclone from the West ' ' best describes Pete ' s entrance to our Rockbound Highland Home. He departed in the same cyclonic manner, leaving a host of friends. Pete found the lure of the brush much stronger than that of the rifle. Instead of following in Pershing ' s footsteps, he chose those of the famous Whistler. We ])lace great confidence in his endeavors. (June 26, ig22. Math.) ROBERT AUGUSTUS NERRIE U. S. Army Bob entered the Point after a sojourn in France with the Army of Occupation. Leaving the Academy in Plebe June, he s]ient some time in New Jersey and New York. Tiring of city life, he went to Culver, acting as instructor in Woodcraft. " I ' d give my shirt to be back in Gray again, " writes Bob. (June, ig22. Math.) One hundred niiwtv-onc LAWTOX XICHOLSOX Texas After spemiinsr two years at Georgia Tech, Xick decided that he would Hke to become a soldier. P.iit for him. as for many others, the -Mathematics Department proved an insur- mountalile obstacle. After two courageous but ill-fated attempts, he returned to civilian life. His cheerful manner and optimistic view won for him manv friends who wish him success as a civilian. I June _ ' (5, IQS2. Math. ' Wll.l.IA.M S.MVTHE STURMAN f. S. Ainrv " Smykes " was a devoted adherent of the principle of taking things easy ; a book and a Chesterfield, or better yet a red comforter, were important factors in his kaydet career. He was a gifted mimic and story-teller, invariably sending his hearers into gales of laughter with his imitations and his repertoire of grinds. (P. M. E. June 26, 1922} JAMES GORDOX PR.VTT Minnesota Wc of ' 25 remember Jimmy as a fighter — a man who gave his heart and soul and all his strength to the pursuit of the elusive 2.0. But he barely missed conquering Math., and so he left us. We also remember him as one of those rare men whom everyl)ody likes, his liking and respect increasing with lengthening acquaintance. (June 26. 1Q22) X ' ICTOR HO ARD MLSOX l ' lCXNSVLVANI. French is no language for a P. 1)! " Willie " came to us from ' 24 via the French Department, and left by the same route. We never saw a test of the jockey prowess Willie claimed, for we did not ride as plebes. But if he is still following the ponies, we wish him luck and hope he encounters no savage horses. iJune 26, ig22. l ' rench VAN STEWART CARLSOX Wisconsin Originally a member of ' 24. Van was found in Yearling English. After the re-exams he joined us, but English again victimized him the following Christmas. He is now happilv married and living in Xew York. {Jan. 16, 192J) JOHX HUGH FITE Arkansas Fite showed great promise as an athlete, which was one of the many reasons ' 25 deplored his decision to leave. His many friends wi.sh him luck in whatever he undertakes. (Resigned. May 15, i9- ) CECIL R. ST. FFnRD Indiana .Always a f|uiet individual, Stafford sought few friends, but those few can be called upon to testify to his qualities as both gentleman and soldier. After a year in the Xavy he entered Indiana State Normal, where he graduates this June. {May 5, rg22) ADELBERT R. WALLACE U. S. Army Wally ' s time was equally divided between two of our greatest institutions — the Hospital and the Area. The for- mer he ultimately conquered ; the latter, never. Naturally a freedom-loving soul, Wally finally decided to give the area the air. {Feb. II, 1922) ROBERT FIELD LOVE Texas " What is love, Mister. " " Sir, Life ' s just one darned thing after another, and Love is two darned things after each other. " It was in quest of love that Bob resigned. Recently married, and a prosperous insurance man, success is cer- tainly his. {Resigned. Jan. j , I9--) EZEKIEL ADAMS Oklahoma The pen is mightier than the sword. After leaving the Point, " Zeke " entered the L niversity of Oklahoma to study journalism. Now we find him following in the footsteps of his father, who is a well-known newspaper editor. {Jan. IJ, 1922. Math.. Preneh Ene Iish) GEORGE GORDON ALLEN Tennessee 1 " Allen, G. G., from Tennes.see " was an extremely hard worker, but, as he often said, he would rather be Chief Justice than General of the Armies. Accordingly, he is studying law at Vanderbilt L niversity and will receive his LL. B. degree this June. {Jan. 16, 1922. Math. ) . RTHUR EDWARD AMES Minnesota Although too light for the Army .squad the first year, we are convinced that . ri would have made a speedy and vigorous back if he had not found la vie militaire too irksome. He is now studying law at Minnesota. {Jan. 17, 1 22. Math.) I One Iiundrcd nincty-tivo LECIL C. ARMSTRONG Alabama This lad from among the yellow pines never found time to be bothered much by " this consarned business of gettin ' eddicated. " The smiles lie caused his brother plebes far outnumbered the tenths he extracted from the P ' s. (Jan. ry, igjj) JOHN GEORGES BT.ASINI L ' . S. Army In the academic struggle of plcbe year, there were none who outdid our quiet classmate ' s conscientious effort. But all to no avail. Now it ' s the exporting business, with the Xew ' cirk Xatiimai Guard on the side. I (Jan. ly, i()22. Matli. JAMES OGDEN BRAUER North Dakota " Job " is tile famous plebe who, when asked whv he was looking about the Mess Hall, informed a Major on the Beast Detail that " I thought you were a waiter, sir. " He intends to try for a commission after ' 2? nr.iduates. Jan. I , 1 22) . RCHTE PAUL BRTDGFORD Illinois Ours was a real loss when . rchic left in Plehc January after his struggle with Math. The army is short an able man. " Uridgc " is now a member of tlie Class of ' 25 at Cornell, with an . . B. as his goal. (Jan. 1- 1022. Math. I NATHAN SYLVAN BUSHNELL Kansas " Turn out a laugh, Bushnell. " How well we remember his hearty laugh and ever-present smile. Since foundation Curly has won the matrimonial sweepstakes and has taken his degree of paterfamilias. " Have a son to enter Kavdet Gray in the year 1943, " Curlv. (Jan. ly, 1922. Math.) HENRY GALT COOK Georcia By his keen wit and good nature, Gait made a host of friends. His departure was keenly felt. With his am- bition still strong to enter the Army, we all hope to greet him as a brother second lieut. (Jon. ij, ip22. Math.) ROBERT B. COOK Michigan " Red, " so called for the usual reason, " got his " in Math. ; and the Corps Football Squad thereby lost a good man. He is now in the construction business, and — yes, he is married, init as yet without any little Cookies. (Jan. IJ, IQ22. Math.) ER. ' ( )X GILES COOPER Kl.ntucky . . man with a l)i,gger heart never came to our fortress. In his generous personalitv Cooper never forgot anyone. . ' Kfter leaving he re-entered the Army, and is now a ser- geant in the Corps of Engineers. You can ' t keep a good man down. .WDRl " . C. I ' .KIC.GS ASIIIXC.TOX ( )riginally ;i member of ' 24, Briggs joined us on his return from sick leave. Later difficulties witii Mathematics ended his kaydet career. Later reports from Hollywood indicate that in life ' s departure book he has recently signed " Movies with. " _ __ ■« ' ' (Jan. ly, 1922) l ' ( )KRi ' :ST SI lUTE BtJDD U. S. Army A ty])ical Massachusetts-ite, " Buddy " came to us from the ranks of the Army. After the bloody skirmish of Plebe Ciiristmas, he returned to " deah old Bahston, " where he is now with the Beacon Trust Co. (Jan. ly, ig22. Math., Euiilishi Cii.W !••. COULTER i 1(.UA If Chan has made a bi,g name for himself since leaving us, in intercolle.giate hurdling and in the Olympic Games. In addition to his athletic honors, Chan is captain of the R. O. T. C. unit at Iowa State University. (Jan. ly, 1922) TIIO.MAS EDWARD CROWLEY Illinois Back in the days when " D " Company was known as the Fourth Company, many of us were introduced to West Point and its customs by Tom. We are glad to learn that he is happily married and a successful business man. (Jan. ly, 1922. Math.) One hundred nbtcty-three r Wll.l.lA.M I). DOl ' GLASS Xkhkaska This husky Xcl)raskan was nftiMi knciun to dn si ' vural laps around the track after iiitraniurals, just to work up an appetite for supper. The call of the red comforter, skag, and Cosnid cnuM ncit keep him from his daily exercise. (Jan. I , i()22 ' CT.AV K. . . EIJJOTT U. S. AuMV After a si.x-months ' struggle with prepositions and conjunc- tions. Clay packed his suit-case and walked out the saljy- piirt in the face of the cold wintry blasts, w-histling " Dixie " and smiling a complacent smile which said ' AVhy worry. " iJan. I J, IQJJ. English K( )V lA ' .XDE I ' KRXALD " if. ff Maixe Into (lur midst came Roy, the hlithe and debonair, who matched wits and won in numerous oral bouts with un- appreciative upi)erclassmen. Although not yet forgotten. Rov bids fair tn return to the theatre of interest as a politician and la er. (fun. ij, iQJsi 1,()L " IS F. I ' ISIli ' .ACK Arkansas " Fish " liattled valiantly with plebe Math., but it finally chased hiin down. . s fine a soldier as ever entered the . cademv. he fell a victim to the Academic P.oard — yet there was none of us but nKJurned his ])assing. fJan. ly, IQJS) CT.Al ' DI ' . F. FITTS ( il-.liKCIA ■ ' The ' l ' i ' 4i-r " had a rather nmgh time at West Point, and linallv jilehe Alatli. claimed liim. lie was at the heart of all fun-making in " M " Company, and life seemed for a 1 ing time colorless and flat without him. (Jan. i , 1022) I.l.i ) ■|) . AIlTIl C.ll.I ' .RI ' .ATll L ' . S. Ak.mv ( ' .ilhrcath is another id ' our colleagues who disagreed with the r ' s. on the [iniper metiiod of working certain proljlenis . in Mathematics. " ' 25 " hopes that he won ' t have any more such disagreements. ' ( ;;. 7, IQ22. Math., ling.) ( JA.MFS . IIAl.l, Georgia " Are you inditi ' erent, .Mr. 1 )umbinhn r " " FS, SIR! " And war began! The time he rejxirted to " Judge " Noyes in F. D. sans trou was only one of man}- such incidents in Jim ' s hectic career. We wi.sh he could be with us this Imie. 1 i; IJiiSlA ' W, ;,t ' T ' (Jan. ij, u)22 ' GE( )RGE K. ITAUCK, JR. Iowa After deriving the wrong value of the perplexing variable " x, " " Murphy " set out to conquer the commercial world of Chicago. A year later he visited us, showing evidence of prosjierity. He wins our vote for further success. (Jan. ij, ig22) ALBERT R. HECKEY . l.. SKA " AT ' will always be remembered by his class-mates as the easy-going, care-free little runt. " You plebes on the fourth floor, step down here. " — Whatever the soiree, Al was alwa_ s there, but with that ever-present sunny disposition, (Jan. I J. ig22) ] RYI)FX WRIGHT IIL ' XDEEY ' lUGIXI. Everyone in " D ' ' Com])any was sorry to see llundlex ' leave With a determined mind, he entered the University of irginia, where he made an excellent record. He is now with a prominent business tirni. and his ])romotions have been frecjuent. {Ja n. I6, 1022. Hngli.dll lALTERliL pler.e u- ' Havrt.lW IWMRLEIH ' . [.S.Am .liter ramn Oklaliiims that he b I Kitiaccomi llUSDI! Ludiff rt ttetltiid iClYDEMcCf iiac " liK j()Si-:rii I ' l ' . ' i ' b ' .R i ' ' ( )Rn r. s. akmv Reforr eiUering nn his brief military career. " ( )ld Joe Peter " was a true 1 lousier Schoolmaster ; hut the . cademic I ' .dard never did show much respect for .a man ' s P. C. S. loe returned to his native Indi.ana. where he is now ha|)i)ily married. I Jan. I J. 1( 22) LEONARD F. J( )HXSOX r. S. Army Johnny fought to the bitter end to overcome Ids weakness for mis])laced modifiers and langling participles. His exodus from the . cademy was far from being his down- fall, fur he is now a |ir(iud pai)a and is making good with the II. J. Heinz Cn. (Jan. 17. 102. " .iAilU Oiu- huuilrcd iiiiuly-fo EDWARD K. JONES MONTAXA Ed was the kind of file you would like to have along any old time. His weakness was Math.: the aftermath, success at George Washing-ton L ' . " M ' heart will always be with the Class of ' 25 and West I ' nint. " I Jan. I J, i )22. Math. I W.Xl.TEK r.. L.V.MEV Ml)NTA . -Math. ]jroved a stumbling l)lock, and toward the end of plel;c- fall Lamey turned his thoughts to the prospect of amassing coin instead of demos. He is now i banker in i iavre, Montana. I Jan. ij. njjj. Math., I ' rcnch. Unglish) EDWIN ALFRED MABBETTE Florid. Nationai, Guard ' ith numerous medals and a determination to graduate, Mabbette arrived from the National Rifle ? Iatches at Camp Perry. He left the . cademy intending to return to the battle, but became interested in Civil Engineering at Rensselaer and remained there. ( ( . ly. HjJJ. Math, and Eng.) ' ' I HOW.XRD L. iNHLES ' ri:. -As Handicapped by illness from the start of the academic year. Miles w-as found at Plebe Christmas, — nuicli to our regret, for his soldierly (jualities gave promise of a militarv career which would have made Te.xas proud of her s(in. (Jan. I J, IQJ2) l ' kN( ' R I.K1)( " ,1-;R ( )( )D U. S. . rmv . fH ' r numenjus academic dit ' ticultics I ' rvor returned to - ( )kL ' ihiima hniiu-. . Utter from distant China inform. " ; us that he is Incited in Peking as representative of a large tobacco company, b ' vidently he Inves tO travel. (Jan. I J. it)2J EDWARD PERCIWM. .MIl.LI ' .R 1 s. s . iiiK- of us who were in Fourth Comjianv as plebes will ever forget this genial Jayhawker. Many were the mem- bers of the fair sex among his admirers. Latest reports arc that Eddie lias withstnod their wiles and is still free — and happy. ' Jan. ly, y. ' j. Math.) R( )Hi-:R ' r .M. l. cl l■■. • I I , I , I M 1 1 S Lu(kc a (|uitc unhicky n far as the academic side of st I ' liint was cnnccincd. for the e.xams at Plebe Christ- mas piMvcd bis uniloing. He was a valuable member of the Chapel Clinir. iJan. IJ, iijjji V i -A) li ' .l. ). JR. . i; ' (ll K h ' red ' s famous dad isn ' t the only director in the familv. l " red directed the humor squad among the " C " Cnmpanv ])lebes, directed his stejjs along the gravelly path near the area clock, and was himself directed to the railroad station by the . cademic Hoard. Jan. IJ, n)22. Math.) CI.VDl ' . McCOXA ' l ' HY l.onSI ANA " .M;ic " first achieved fame when h e niTcrcd " Ernii " 1 ' awlcy a t ) for showing him to his new room. .More than an - thing I ' Ne be wanted to graduate from est I ' oinl. but hf simply could not do .Math. W C wish him every success. ' (( " . IJ. 10231 FREDERICK E1-; ( ' SIK )R.V !. I)tA.N ' . . ' " Dutch " was one of the most popidar men in " C " Company witli both plebes and up])erclassmen. Everybody hopes that he will be able to join us in the Army. At present he is making good with the Burroughs Adding Machine Company. -J jj:i.| I Jan. ly, 1923. Math., I ' rcnch, Eng.) W ll.U A.M G. .McGR.X ' l ' H, JR. V. S. . kmv Z- " " Mac " started his career at West Point very brilliantly, but continual bad health is tio much for any man. ' 25 is gl;id to hear that he has regained his health and is making a success in the business world. (Jan. IJ, i()22) LIEL.MO M. gUILLEN ' lRGI. IA The stern realities and L D. R. of the Army and the all- too-rigid requirements of the Academic Board were too much for " Jack. " After the fashion of all true ' irginians, he has turned his oratorical powers to legal afTairs. Uan. I J, ig22) One hundred nincly-fivc MERWIN DUAXE RAYNER Iowa Doc ' s lusty trombone made him a valued member of the Kaydet Orchestra. The English Department snagged up Doc ' s plans at West Point, so he transferred his scholarly pursuits to Iowa University. He is now located in California. (Jan. ij, it)2J. English) GEORGE FULTON REE ' ES Mississippi Were algebraic equations solved by one ' s ability to forget himself in the effort to aid someone else, or were geometry mastered by one ' s ability to soothe a pining ' ' O. t . ). " by writing splendid letters, — George ' s would have been a different story. (Jan. ij, IQ3J. Math.) BRUCE K. RICE ,, Oklahoma This long boy came from far Oklahoma, and for six months was the wonder of all admiring runts. ITuwever, plebe Math, claimed another victim in January and " M ' ' Company ' s tallest was no more among us. (Jan. I . JQ33) LELAXD STANFORD RICHARDS Utah " Who are you. Mister. " " Avv , ejrt the kidding, sir. " .Vnd then a grin that was irresistible. That is a fitting introduc- tion to " Skull. " As a first-class fighting man he had no equal, a fact to which the Navy team will testify. Li-Jf V (Jan. I- , 1033. Math.) JAMES G. SMITH At Largi We were all .sorry when the fjitcful January list came out and we saw J. G. ' s name thereon. It meant the loss of another comrade — one who, we all knew, would have made a splenrlid fellow -soldier. (Jan. ij, ]033 WAYNE HERMAN S: HTH __ - ' U. S. Army - " " ' Wayne came to us from the 13th Infantry, but his foot- steps faltered when Corporals Fisher and Schwatt said, " Follow me. " His old class extends him every sincere wish for good fortune. (Jan. ly, ip33. MatJi. and French) 0)ic hundrrd ninety-six JOHN HENRY STEX ' ENSON Tennessee " Steve ' ' set about his job of foiling the Math. Department with the determination of a Boston Terrier. In spite of the unfortunate decision against him, he left with us the [ileasant remembrance of a splendid personality. Jan. I- IQ. Math., Vrcnch and Iln,jli.sh) .Lit! I HARRY HINDLEY ST RQAjV Indiana ' ' ' ' . fter service in France, I ]: rr entered the Academy. The T. D. soon realized hi.s soldierly qualities, for during Plebe Nmas Harry waS " F " Company ' s efficient " Top Kick. " " jvepetition, Definition, and i Statement of the Contrary " proved lii undoing. l ' ' (Jan. ij, ii)33. English) ' (i , t (Jan. ly, 1933. Math. m - ' ■ CHRISTOPHER P. .M. WACilEYil Xkw Jkrsey . business man is Chris, lie is in the steel business, and spi.irls ;i car and a w cc mus ' .ache. Me has returncil to the Point occasionally, .-nul ;ip]K ' ars to be flourishing in spite of the uutimcl culmination of his military career. (. ,„ (Jan. ij, ii.}33) D.WIl) AXC.rS W.M.l.l ' .R I. 1)1 AN A He was always our smiling, good-natured, curh ' -hcadcd " Tarzan. " Academic work was his .Xeniesis, while the T. D. camped on his trail. Here ' s hoping Dave m;d es a big success in the Motorized Cits. (Jan. IJ, ig23. Math.) ROELO VAN PELT Nebraska Rollo " sorta had a hunch " that plebe Alath. would get him — and it did! He struggled long and bravely, but to no i - - tsi . We miss his cheerful smile, but feel sure he will ■ - ' ' STfc-ceed in whatever he undertakes. I j i| (Jan. 17, 19- 3) I m ROBERT L( )L ' 1S VOELCKEl| f ' ' arizon. -- y ' i ' Although a goat at the Aca iemy,-fjob became an l ' ' ngineer after foimdatibn and was njiade ' a, sergeant. He hoped to re-enter with tjie present plebe c ss, but Math, presented the same old difficulties. »He ' jis now steering a ranch in J k SAMUEL RICHARDSON WESTCOTT U. S. Army Sammy ' s P. C. S. was hunting snakes in the wilds of North Adams, Mass., but he came to grief in the jungles of West Point. The reptiles of Tenth Avenue twined their insidious coils about Sammy ' s throat, and he left us in January. 1922. (Jan. I J, 1( 22. Math, and Bug.) WILLIAM B. WO( )I)S. JR. Arizona ( )ne of those left by the wayside bv J25 was Woods, a rangy six-footer from Arizona A.fter foundatiou he turned to his western haunt and when last heard f he was dabbling in oil. (Jan. re- rom THOMAS J. P.ROWX, JR. 1 jX Missouri ( Kit Since llniwnie hailed fromjMissouri, one would na MSlly infer that lie was fond of n ules. However, hi liking was stronger for the Missouri tj ' i e than for the . rmy variet . so shortly after Plebe Chri.s mas he left u (Jan. 0, p- ' - GADDIS VV. CRoSWELL | Ohio " Cros " was a former member of " 24, but he struck academic snags and started out again (with ' 25. As a meniber of the beast administration duringqjldje summer, manv of us re- member liiin well, — the ( (j t " top-kick " of Third Company. J -XT ' ' Jan. .XR ' IIILR !■. LAWRENCl-; Maknt.and " Larry " firmly maintained that lictinn and football wcre- much too important to be interrupted by text-books. This- fundamental disagreement between Larry and the .Ac- ademic Board ended in a complete severance of all relations. (Jan. 7, IU2J FRANX ' IS EDWARD HUTCyiK ON V. S. Army Hutch ' s fondness for throwing Inickets of cold water on upperclassmen ' s heads caused his name to be hailed with delight by the rest of our class. In good-natured grouch- ing, he had no peer; for " sitting on infinity " he had no fear. (Dec. 3 , ip3i. Resigned) OSCAR ERNEST EGGERT Wisconsin Although " Kid " has retired to watch our game from the sidelines, he will always be one of us. His mother ' s illness caused him to resign just before Plebe Christmas; and he is now studying law at Marquette University. (Dec. 20, ig2i. Resigned) WARRIXGTOX DORST X ' iRGINIA The Army proved not to be Alike ' s forte, so he did not remain with us long.! He is now a L ' niversity of California student, 1925, and our best wishes are with him as he pursues his career. ; (Dec. ig. ig2i) [jPLEAS D( YLE SISEMORE Arkansas " Si-iwax " freely admitted tiiat his sidekick " Ordmore " ' was hivier " than he was in i)eing able to cross the stormy ■ieas of Mathematics — as well as French and English. We arc -ure that " Size ' s " deficiency in this respect will not Inndcr his success. (Dec. ig, ig2i. Resigned) ]Oi E. MciiAREN Ii.i.i: 6is V We all remember tiiis good-natureil Irishman who had a wealth of grinds and songs for aJl occasions. .Vs well, we remember how the " Fair Swede from Minnesota " bucked the line during his short stay. " ' 25 " hopes that Mac will " win the turkey. ' ' (Dec. 12, ig2i. Resigned) WINFIELD G. JOHNSON GEORGIA A physical brute was " Johnny, " with a disposition that would be shamed to harm a bug, plus an irrepressible sense of humor. That his grin is still a part of him is the testi- mony of all wlio have seen hini again. (Dec. I, ig2i. Resigned) JOHN A. VAN ALSTINE U. S. Army Van came to us from the Army, and back to the Army he went. Although an Immortal, he most successfully foxed the Academic departments. However, Van decided to rise to the top, not via West Point, but from the ranks. (Dec. I, ig2i) One himjred ninety-seven KEXXF.TII l.iXC " ( )I.X C ' ( )( »K riSSllll l X TI(lN l. ( " ilAKD AfltT ;i ear at Xew Nrfxicn .Military Institute ami a tinu ' in llu ' Missouri Xational (aianl. Conk (ihtained an app lint- n:cnt in the Acadenix. lint his aniliition was thwartt-il hy the- nii-dical authdrities. for he was sunn dischar eil fin- physical disahility. iX n ' . , io:i. riiyxiiiil l)is(ihilily ' KARl.K MAKTIX I ' ARSoXS Tennessee Here you have a man of affairs — careful, punctual. He was the clock-winder of the house. Conscientious in e ' ery- thing, our " I ' arson " was well on his way when the in L;e of resignation caught him and he decided to reluru,.® Tennessee. I Oct. 2 , i()2i. Ri ' siyiie(i loIIX T. DoXolIUE I ' . S. . rmv The survivors of " that incorrigible Camp Di.x bunch " will always remember John. A siege of recurring sickness caused his early resignation. Later, he yielded again to the lure of the . rmy. and he is now in the service. (Oct. I . 1031) ARTllL ' R T. LEWIS Texas J When Lewis resigned, before Plebe Christinas, rumor had it that the impelling urge was matrimony. I ' .y no means was this an improbable conjecture, for the to|) shelf of his locker ever held more than a com!) and brush. (Oct. ;. ] jii KEXXf.Tll DWIC.IIT WILLIS Onto . Unckeye. — with the accent on the " buck. " lie is the one who once told a 180-lb. member of the boxing s |nad that he ( K. I). I was hard-boiled. We exten l best wishes to .Mrs. K. I), mid their son. (Oct. ij. 1021. Rcsx ncdi GEK.M.I) C. W MIT AKb.R r. S. Aion- Jerry reached West Point vi;i ll.iwaii and Camp Dix. The ways of oiu- institution did no; whilly please, so he de- ]iarled dui ' ing plebe siniinier. The army s:ill held it ' ; ;;p]ieal. b.owever. and Jerry is in its ranks once again. (Oct. n. l ' )7l RICH. R1) Tll()M. S IIRACKI ' TT SorTii Daikota " .Mr. r.rackett. ( )uv Teaser, " he ])r(jninince i it. lie didn ' t tease us for ver - long, lunvever, fur he decided s:ion after liis arrixal that his call t© arms had been a false alarm. He is ni) _ studying electrical engineering in South Dakota. (Of . 12. ig2i. Rcsl ' ncd) u hiict ail t and 1 1 qilitti; R( J Y GEO RG E ( . L( ) ' E R U. S;1Army GTover resigned soon after academic work st;irted. Xot a single word has been receded from him since he left, and his class-mates have no inkling as to what he has been doings. . Despite his brief stay, he made many friends. (Oct. 12. IQ2 . Rcsi::in-(l) PERRY L. P.RUCE ] Georgi.v " Pericles " had trouble adjusting himself to plebe life, but his chief difficult} ' lay in adjusting his tongue to the intri- cate inflections of the French verb. Now he ' s adjusting his ears to the sound of a small voice that says " Da Da. " I Oct. I ' . :o?i OLLIE CLARK l ' .YR( )M LoUISI. . A If the S|ilnnx had been more of a rimt, we could say it h;i(l a counterpart in ISyroni, — calm, collected and mvs- terious. He half-revealed his secret before leaving, but for the entire revel;iti in we nnist go to blistermg Louisiana. i( -t. 1 1, tojr. Rcsif iiccV ' H ewl hini ■ came, snf CHARLES S. Geiku oU iair WAl.Tb.R D.XXIEL .MAXZ Wi:s ' i ' ii;c,i. i. . s for matrinKiuy, " Coach " Worsham knew something! Witness — " Class-mates, I am bap]) , studying like a fool at ((bio l ' niversit , boxing, wrestling, .and — eluding the fair sex. That ' s the secret of it, men, I ' m not married. " {Oct. 5, 102 J. Rcsii:;iicd) in ' M.VX EE.RER . 1 ISSi ITKI Pike a comet, he visited us for , ' i moment .and then was L;one fore -er. Desiring to mingle in tlie world oi trade. " I lam " resigni ' d shortly after the end of plebe summer, lie now has his own business in ( )maha, Nebraska. (Oct. II. 1020 CLENA ' D.! One hnndrcl ninrty-cv ltl GEORGE WTIJJAM SPARLING Washingtox " Sparky " slased with us until the first October, when he was (hscharj ed tor defective six?ech. Spoony, hivey. and .!::.enerous. he won the Hi int;- and respect of his fellow ]ilel)es. We werr more ll.an sorry to see him go. ' Oct. II, i()2i. I ' hysical Disability) WIIJJAM CdRDOX AGnr) ER Texas This red-haired and red-cheeked lad slipped hito the place without alhiwin; the T. 1). t(.) strip him or his aura of ea e and liappy-.t;o-luckiness. However. October found him (|uietly packed and nonchal;nitly easing auaj ' to the station. ( Oct. II, IQJI. Rcsif ncd ' HUGH L. OUARLES . l.AB. MA " Who are you? " " I ' .attlin ' Oiiarles from . laliama. suh. " " What ' s your fixed opinion? " " It ' s l.ietter to give than to receive, suh. " ' ' A ' hat ' s your P. C. S ? " " School teacher, suh. " Clinging to his fixed opinion, " Battlin ' " early de- cided to change the " previous " to " present. " (Oi7. 10. IQJ! I.. WRE TE O. SCOTT MlSSOL-KI A runt by nature, but a flanker by ]ireference and by the artful stratagem of socks in shoes. Scotty resigned to enter Baker University, where he is a Kappa Sigma and a letter man in track. (Oct. 10. 1021) C. WAVXE CRIMI.EV Iowa He came, care-free, with a song on liis lijjs. Studies Ixiili- ered him not: the cold gray walls did. He left as he came, singing br;ively — but with tears in his eyes. fOct. JO, igji I CIIAKI.ES S. .MADIM ). Gkohgia " i ]isluh Maddox, suh. — Georgia, suh. " Matty ' s rich dialect hel])ed anni.se us during our early days at Uncle Sam ' s Resort-on-Hudson. .Maddox had no scholastic difficulties, hut when frost liegan to adorn the nwliators he heeded tile call of the eorgia Peach. ' Or . lo. 10. ' I ' J.X.Mb ' .S R. M( " ) 1 ' :V Gkokgi.v " Jocko " found the status of a plebe distasteful after having enjoyed upper-cla.ss privileges at the L ' niversity of Georgia, and handed in his resignation in Plelw October, . ccordiiig to last information, he was practicing intramural-gained knowledge with S|ialding. ' Oct. 10. io?r. Rr.uj iicd GI.EX.V n. MVl ' .RS Iowa Cdenn decided he didn ' t like the prison walls- -due. we think, to a certain ])icture in his locker. ITowe er. all our letters have failed to bring us news of Mrs. Myers. G. 1)., if such there be. I Oct. 10, igji. Rc.s-iipicd ' ERXI-. . Ur)I,EV Sl.MoXS 1ni ia.n. After spending about three months at West Point. Simons decided to return to his native haunts in Indiana. He is still on the single list, has tackled newspajier wmk and has held down a job of special deputy in Oklahoma. (Oct. 10, iQsi. Rc.U( ncd ' J.VMb ' .S .M.IlERT ( )( )1)W )RT1I Xi: v .Mi;xu() -Muays happy, always smiling, and .always talking — that ' s Woody Jim. Unable to resist the call of the wild, he re- signed in ( )ctober, 1921. and entered the l ' niversity of Xew .Mexico. Xow it ' s l,ieuten;nit j. . . Woodworth, Infantry. ( V R. C. ' Oct. 10, 1021. Rr.ui iicJ) r.OYDE C. CCJRMAXV XORTII DaKOT. . real jazz clarinet player once entertained all " C " Com- pany with his Ted Lewis trills. lUit cit. life seemed sweet. " Hack " is now employed by ;i Alinncapolis bonding company, lie holds a reserve commission, and hopes to enter the . ir Sei ' ice. (Oct. 7, ISO I. Resigned) EL.MER J. JOXI ' .S, JR. West ' irgixi.v " ' ery well. .Major, let ' s hope that it will be better next time. " In losing " Turkey " we liade adieu to one who, we are sure, would have helped . rm - to more than one of its victories on the gridiron. (Oct. 6, 1021. Rcsi ' iicd ' Chw liinuiicd niiicty-iiiiic r HARRY ALEXANDER LINTZ Wisconsin National Guard Harr}- was a cheerful soul, always singing — and how he could sing! Ask " Fat " EHinger if you are incredulous. Double timing did not agree with Harry ' s portly figure, so he became a merry cit. We hear he is oh the stage. (Oct. 4, ipji. Resigned) JOHN FRANCIS HICKS Xew York National Guard Hicks will always be remembered by the Goats as a friend in need. His willingness and ability to help untangle the mysteries of academic work could always be rehed upon. He left to take up banking and finance. I (Oct. J, ig2i) HARRY PAR X ELL PULHEMUS Xew York " Polly " entered with the Class of ' 24, but went on sick leave and joined ' 25. Continued ill health, however, forced him to resign. He is now studying marine law at New York University and intends to settle in New York. (Oct. 3, ipJi. Resigned) ROSCOE CHARLES BOWLES U. S. Army Ro.scoe came to us from Coblenz, after he had tamed the Alemans. All plebe summer he worked hard, earning the respect of superiors and the good will of class-mates. It was much to our regret that he left tor sunny California. (Sept. ij, ig2i) ( ALOXZO R. MONROE California He was not with us long enough for many to really know him well. Evei;y-Qiie appreciated him as a pleasant, like- able chap and missed a true class-mate when ill health forced his resignation. " ttli ' lli i (Sept. 2, 192 1 ) WILLIAM DEANE MARTIN L ' . S. Army Who could forget our lighting mess sergeant of the plebe hike? ' Tis said, " a friend in need is a friend indeed; " and no one could deny it — Pee-wee had the beans waiting when we landed at Lake Mohansic. (Sept. I, 1921) HERMAN HENRY MYERS Indiana After resigning, " Fat " entered Indiana U., where he grad- uated in ' 24. There, among other achievements, he was baseball manager, junior football manager, and a Sigma Chi. " I get out the old A-lJook often and think plenty about you all. " — Myers. (Sept. 2j, 1921. Resigned) LEO GORDON PROVOST Idaho " Provie " was Second Company ' s star catcher during plebe summer. At the University of Idaho, where he graduated with honors in 1924, Leo was " Yell King " and a Kappa Sigma. He has since become superintendent of the Weippe, Idaho, High School. (Sept. 15, 1921) JOHN DAVID MARTIN Minnesota John David Martin entered our plebean circles as a tardy Juliet, displaying all the unfailing enthusiasm and kindly manliness that was his. Unfortunately, physical disability forced his resignation. Macalester College will graduate Jack and claim him for her own this June. (August 18, 192 1. Resigned ' RUSSEL E. SMITH Texas " Russ " loved an argument, especially if his pet theories on love, religion and the Ku Klu.x Klan were assailed. We never learned just where he stood on the last two, but his nightly letters betrayed his stand on the first. I August jS, ip2i. Resigned) 1 JEROME N. STANLEY U. S. Army Although Joe once thought the profession of arms to his liking, he later decided that " Cit Life " was far too good to be wasted. So now we find him a member of the firm of Upham and Stanley, Engineers and Contractors. (Sept. IS, 1921) RALPH SWAGERTY U. S. Army " Wife in barracks, 1:30 A. M. " If only the Com had permitted you to stay, though married, what a gay old place this would be. Imagine a quill like this, " Baby crying all night ! " (July 2j, ii)2i. Resigned) Tit ' o liiiiuJied Two hundred one FIRST CLA The C ass of ig2j Airan Akerman, A. T. Ashburn Babcock Bailey, D. J. Bakiwin. T. . . Barkiw Barnes, E. W. Barnett Brrth Barton, R. M. BarU Beatty, J. H. Bell, A. T. Bcnnetl, J. H. Bennett. W. G. Berilla Bigelow Bird Black, C. A. Black, J. W. Bliss, A. Bolduc H.,11 Bnndrc.-m Bowers Bowman Brabson Bracket! Bradford J. W Bradley Crosland Finn n Brat ton Damas Fislier. I .S. : i Brosnan Daniel, J. Fowlkes •di Browne, R. A. Dansby Eraser ■ Bruner, G. F. Daugherty I ' Vennd -■ Bryan, J. W. Davis, J. W. Fuller, W. A. ■ Bryte Dawson, M. i T. Fuqua 1 1 1 1 W Burback DeArniond Gaddis Bnrbank Deery Galloway, G. E. Bnrns, R. E. de Gravelines Gamber Burton Denniston, J. C. A. Garbisch Cabell, C; P. Denson Gardner, R, A. Caldwell, C. IT. DePew Garver, R. T. Cannon Deutermann Ger:;ghty C:rne Dcvercaux ( jiddens Cavelli DeWees Gillmore, W. N. Cavonansh, . - A. Dickson Gose Chanilierlain. J. L. Dobak Gould Champlain Dowling, A. R. Grayeb Channon Dudley, G. W. M. (jrcensweight Clark, R. ' P. Dulligan GrifHth, W. B. Clarke, B. C. Dunaway Grubbs Clay Dun ford Gulleltc Male Mall. J. A. Ilankins Harper II 1 Cleaves Cleland Clinton Dunn, F. E. Mnnn, T. I.. Dniton 1 i Cole. H. M. Ellinger, H. O. ll.-irr,.l(l, T. 1,. J Conder Emerson ' 1 L ' onrsey Esposito i H Crandall, H. W. Evans, I. K. Heacock j Crombez Farwick Heiiii 11 1 1 Tivo hundred ttvo Two hundred tlirci first cla committe: ELECTION Co. nriTTi-;E Fuller i Runaway Clinton Barlow Dansby v uttles IXinford ( irayeb J ' .urbank Margeson Roberts 1 )augherty Rixc, Committee r arter, Chairman Nutter Sarcka Crosland Crandall Peploe Haynes Tien 11 Sniitli, T. K. Cleaves Harbour Sewall Wedding Present Committee Larter, Chairman Saltzman Chaplain Galloway lleacock Furlough Banquet Committee Champlain Honor Committee Barth, Chairman. Kirkpatrick, G. Hall Mack Kearns Spillinger Mulligan Noble Beatty Burbank Burns, R. E. Cannon McManus Class Window Committee Larter, Chairman Crandall Champlain Memorial Committee Haskell, Chairman D ' ulligan Spillinger Graduation Announcements Soberer Insurance, Clothing and Equipment Mason, Chairman Myers, C. M. Hankins Coursey Smith, T. E. Christmas Poster Committee Powell, Chairman Ciullette Larter Two hundred four |T is told of Gibbon that when he com- pleted the one monumental work of his career, and had given the final flourish of his pen that sent Rome sighing to her dust, he stepped out upon his porch, and announced to the people there seated. " I am famous ! ' " He was, in fact, so we readily forgive his exultation. For a few moments, he knew the sublime happiness of having created something immortal, but as the setting sun drew down the shroud of night, he suddenly gave way tn a feeling of infinite sadness and dissatisfaction, which must strike the casual ob.server as quite remarkable. WTiy should a great man feel sad after accom- plishing a great deal? Xearly any answer to this question is philoso- jihical. Perhaps, to borrow Stevenson, our friend, the great man, no longer sees the spires of El Dorado gleaming in the distance. Perhaps he has hitched his wagon to a star, and suddenly finds himself uj n that star. Perhaps he retraces his footsteps and finds that here he erred, and there he went wrong. These factors, however, make up regret rather than loneliness. What Gibbon had lost was companionship, for, after a lifetime acquaintance with the decline of Rome, he sud- denly found himself friendless. This is the plight of a man who loses an intimate friend by death, whose sweetheart deserts him, or who graduates from a college. How we have " piped " graduation ! It has been the pole star, leading us when magnetic storms jilayed tricks with the compass. And. throughout our voyage. West Point the stern. West Point the harsh. West Point the relentless, has .seared its brand into our hearts. And, like dogs under the rebuke of a master, we have grown to love the place. West Point has been a bronze god. rather than a kind mother ; if it has not been unjust, neither has it been kind. If it has not cast us out into the storm, neither has it given us a Morris chair by the fire-side. Always exacting of us our utmost, it has rebuked us if we failed, but has not siuiled where we succeeded. Truly, this is the training of a wise parent. It has not soft- ened us with luxuries ; it has not sickened us with sweets. It has been forever the same old fortress of certain standards up to w ' hich we must measure, or fail. Two hundred five ) I As we leave, do we perceive a sli.i;ht softening (it the great stone face? 1 l)elicve we do — Imt this senii-sniile is not of repentance; it is rather an acknowledgment that we have given satisfactory service. It is a voice frdni the i rcat stune hns. " This is my heloved son. in wh(ini I am well ])leascd. " 1 hiis, we are .sad npon leaving, for we realize tJiat behind the gray exterior al a s rose a spirit which we had wor.shipped and l(i -ed withcmt kniiwing it. . t jnst this puint we must turn (lur hacks, like (Jibhon, upon dur k ' .l Durado. 1!_ ' this. I do not mean that graduatimi from West Point makes one famous, nor is it a work comparable to that author ' s great history. Rut any set goal, once achieved, is source of triumiih and sadness, equal in the heart of the principal to Gibbon ' s history in his heart. The Class of 1925, in looking back over its wake, finds points of pride and points of shame. Is it essential, at a time like this, lo point out the regretful incidents? I believe not. for we never blazon a man ' s faults on his grave stone. I feel justified in citing only those events which cause ]iride, so long as I do not boast of them. For. what class has not done good deeds; and, if any class speaks of its feats, it is for the sake of pleasant memory, rather than for self esteem. Equally so, what class has not made mistakes? The Class of ' 25. for one. will not cast the first stone. In the spring of l ' 24, all the class conscious- ness inherent in a liody about to take command arose in the bosom of this class. The class eve was (|uick to see faults which must be corrected; it was keen to see blessings that nnist be improved. So. even before the graduation of 1924, the v econd Class resolved that when it became the b ' irst Class, things should bum. Consider, for instance. C ' ullnni lialcoiU ' . Tliis should l)e a place of romance; ami. to be trulv romantic, it should be free of all stigma. Yet. at any hop, it was evident that the h:)t blood of youth was too rich with the wine that all men drink. To be frank, the most broad-minded gallant would have hesitated to conduct a chaperon around that sacred promenade ; for, although a kiss ( horrors ! ) is the iirerogalive of humanitx. it should be neither heard nor seen: ]iuli]icit destro s its sanctity. I ,o e-making might well be tlie tlienie of ])oets and musicians, but in its brilH.mt realitw it should he secret, except for the contr.-icting parlies, some starlight to illuminate this page of romance, and possibly the kind Creator, who, having decreed such an art. must look in at times to approve. I trust, now. that 1 hax ' e made my jioint clear. Such obvious theory needed no jjroof to the First Class in the summer of 1924. so it took action, and uttered an edict that hereafter Cupid could drag no one to the hops save Terpsichore. It is to the credit of ])oth the First Classmen and Yearlings that they gave their imanimous sanc- tion ; ;nid for the rest of the summer, the most circumspect chaperon could inspect the Ijalconv and find nothing there but the soul of the artistic and beautiful. wSpeaking of the harmon)- between the First and Third Classes throughout summer camp, I delight to dwell further upon the matter. Too often we hear complaints that senior classes dominate junior classes, and are. to use cadet slang, short. E.xcept in line of duty, a perfect mutual friend- ship glowed lietween the Yearlings and the First Classmen. ' hile di.scipline did not relax for an instant, both classes went out of their way to be fair. si|uare. and friendl y with each other. To cement this feeling, in July the First Class enter- tained the ' earlings with a smoker. This was a celebration of an existing sentiment rather than a lieace-oft ' ering. and the ])arty was. truly, a cordial and merr) ' affair. The punch and ice-cream flowed like the milk and honey of the promised land ; and the speeches, iirize-fights, and songs gave that sta.g ])arty touch that ladies {poor girls!) may nex ' er know. . n equally ]ileasant mcmor ' is that of the " Hack .Mac " smoker in . ugust. This celebrated the return of Captain AIcEwan to coach the foot- ball tea)n. Should any doubt exist, we feel that this was b ' no means premature, for the spirit that arose ih.at e ening ne ' er died throughout the football season. The boodle insured that. . nd the smoke ascending from se eral hundred skags might well have seemed, to an imaginative soul, smoke asc ending as a sweet savor to Jehovah from the altar whereon was sacrified one goat, un- blemished. The spirit ran high that night, and continued to burn hotter and hotter as the foot- b:dl season ,i]iproached. ' hen the Second Class- men returned from I ' urlough. they fell into line instantly, and the whole corps mo cd in a mighty harmony of Corps enthusiasm ending with a long ]iaean of -ictory at I ' .altimore. Those were days of team-work and peace in e ery ai ' tivity of the Corps. The Ibnvitzer and Pointer llonrished and the athletic squads worked ' I ' zco liuiulrcd six w 1 perfectly. This co-oper;itii)n was reflected in that most delicate of fields — to-wit : discipline. As usual, after the summer ' s laziness it was difficult to return to a life of C. O. and sections, and it soon came to the attention of several offices that section discipline was lax. After the customary observance of the chain of command, the First Class undertook to correct talkinjj in sections without resortititf to quill, in two ways. First, by settintj an e.xam])!e. and second, by constant cau- tioning against talking in under class sections. The imjjrovement was remarkable indeed, for a while, though the vigilance loosened, we must admit, later in the year. This exjieriment did. however, bring a good result, thanks to the sup- ]iort of all classes; for il showed the possibilitv of the plan. Whether or not the Corps of the future will carry on and improve the sclieme is not for us to s u r m i s e ; it did not operate lhoroughl - in 1924-2. , but a series of classes driving at the same point could acconiplish perfect results. During the fall, Saltzman often had occasion to call class meetings ; and. though i t would be out of place to discuss them in detail here, one salient fact must be mentioned — namely, the dignity which graced these assemblies. The uproar and turmoil of the first three years of class meetings had given way to a deliberative body that wa,= dignified, and even stately, in its conduct. Com- mittee reports were rendered firmly and clearly ; they were received quietly and courteously. Speech was proper and discreet from lioth the chair and floor. The impression this created will never leave the minds of the class itself, for it was a state of affairs scarcely surpassed in the history of parliamentary procedure. Perhaps the men were older than they had been, or perhaps the ' felt awed at the importance of being First Classmen. In any event, these class-meetings were things of rhythm and beauty — nearly a ritual — antl as such shall remain a joy to us forever. This we attribute to the executive officers of the class. . fter the football season, the cruel and howling winter bore down on the Highlands, so the Corps l)ulled up its coat collar and settled down for a winter of tudy and piping pring. Christmas leave [jassed, just like that! And now the New KLECTIUN CUMMITTEE Left to Uight. Sitting: Suttlcs, Clinton. Dansby, Dunford. Grayel), McManus. G. H Standing : Alargt-son, Roberts, L. A., Fuller, Dauglierty, Barlow. 7 " h ' (» hiiiulicd scrcii Year reviving old desires ! January and Febru- ary are the periods of stress in cadet life: the periods wherein nerves wear nut. and minds wander in sheep-skins and oal -skins. The hnurs are slow and dull ; and the earth is mud and slush. or else treacherous ice. It seems eternal. The one savinjj feature is the Hundredth Niiiht show. ( )n February 28, ] ' )2S. Passing Review was presented in the gymnasium. Johnson and Knst were the Genii behind the scenes of this produc- tion, and as slaves of the lamp they creatc l palaces of splendor. By a clever combination of resurrection and originality they presented what was unanimously decided to be the hit of the season. . t the present writing, the heralds of spring blow their trumpets, clear and alluring. What havoc will not Spring and temptress wreak? Under the spell of graduation and furlough, of summer camp and recognition, there has been a distinct relaxation from the order and industrv of September, 1924. True enough, the world moves on in its vast orbit, and reveille sounds each morning, lint the whole Corps tends to lean hack and let the canoe glide until June. No single class is at fault, just as no lone class was responsible for the achievements of the past year. Nor do I believe this is a bad symptom, for boots and spin ' s. Sam rirowncs and cits, exert a power- ful force. It is the aftermath, ' i ' he careless hi mid whci talks in section on a spring morning is lint a felon but merely trifles under the influence lit dreams. So, the h ' irst Class ])ipes graduation ! We liave fought the good fight, we have finished our course: and. in a measure, we have kept the faith. If we have done well, we thank those who co- operated with us: if we have left any misfortune in our wake, we are truly sorry, and beg for- giveness. JNIay the classes that follow reap the grain we sowed, and may they remove the tares we have failed to destroy. Consummatum est ! NEW C. DET MESS HAI.I,. Tivo hundred eight m I Tiuo hundred nine I SECOND cla; The Class of I g 26 Anderson, J. R. Creasy Ankenbrandt Daniels, H. M. Baird Davidson. J. R. Baker, W. C. Dean Barbour de Shazo Barnes, W. H. 0 5 jjlets Barney Oeyo Baxter Doud Bayer Douglas, W. T. Black, P. J. Doyle, J. P. Bleakney Duffy Booth. D. P. Ehrgott, H. W. Bowen, F. S. Ehrhardt I ' rady Elliott, J. C. B. Broadhurst Ennis Brusher Feather Burns, J. R. Ford, H. P. Burwell Forde, H. M. Calhoun, J. Gaffney Canham Gailbreath, T. B. Carlson, A. V. Gilkerson Carroll Griffing, L. S. Carter, C. C. Grinder Collins, S. P. Grizzard Condon, M. M. Gross Conzelman Halvcrson Corderman Hamilton Harris Harwell Hawkins, H. S. Hawthorne Heiberg Hcidner Heiser Henderson Herte Hickman Horton House Howard, F. E. Hut ton James Johnson. A. H. Johnson, H. W. Johnson, L. ' . Jones, L. Jones, M. D. Kammerer Kane, J. H. Kirchhoff Krueger. I.aidlaw Lr.nd, R. L. J. N. Two hundred ten k ii,V4i;AVA4:i, i SECOND CLASS The Class of igzd Levin Osborne McDaniel Parker, G. E. McDonough Parks McFarland Pearson, R. W. McGeehan Peck McKinney, M. J. Pcrman McMaster Plummer. T. I ' " , McNamara. W. D. Prudehomm McNaughton Purcell McNerney. C. D. Raney, E. D. March, K. F. Reeder Martin, C. E. Reeve Masters Rhodes, E. L. Matthias Richardson, W. M. Maude Riggs, B. I.. Mayo Ringler Meny Roosma Mills, W. H. Ross, H. Miter Ross. R. C. Molloy Ryan, J. I.. Moore, M. Schcifller Munson, H. L. Schenck Munson, F. P. Sewall Murphy, E. J. Silverman Nelson. M. R. Simms Nourse, R. S. Skinner O ' Connor Sloane Smallwood Smith, C. W. Smith, G. A. Stagliano Stanton, W C. Storkc, II. P. Stricklcr, J. C. Sugrue Tauscli Thurston Toftoy VanHorne VanMeter VanSyckIc ■Wade Walker, W. A. Watson Wenzlaff Werner Wheaton Wheeler. S. M. White, T. B. Willis, J. A. Woodbridge Yeoman s Young, W. Two hundred clercn T has been said that one ' s Plehe days a re not (iver until liis Yearlin.s:; ' Christmas leave. It is certain that between recojjnition and Christmas, 1923, we, as individuals, showed little or no tendency to put the best foot forward as befits Upper Classmen ; and as a class we developed no unity, either of character or of purpose. Then we left the Academy for ten days, some to go home, some to visit with friends : some to go only as far as New York ; but all to take a first plunge as cadets into the cit world, and to feel for the first time that lift of pride which goes with the diffident answer: " Oh, no, not St. John ' s — I ' m from West Point. " Until then we were merely Yearlings — recognized Plebes, but those ten days seemed to cause in us a change. . fter Christmas of 192.i there were very few of us not connected in some way with some Corps activity. Perhaps this may 1)e attributed to a renewed Christmas leave acquaintance with certain O. A. O ' s. and a resultant increased potential : perhaps to an eye cocked at the ever-imminent make-list. Perhaps, even, it uvav be that there is nly a certain amount of activity to be e.xtracted from any one class, and, our class being unusually small, the per-capita allowance was unusually r)ne thing, at an - rate, is noticeable in all our activities : although we have bad no out- standing leaders, we. as a class, have been in- timatel - connected with all the Corps activities ; although we have developed no outstanding athletes, two-thirds of our class have been, or are out for some athletic team ; and although we have developed no pre-eminent leaders, we are all well (|ualified to lead. Hundredth Xight practice began immediately after our return from leave, and our class was not backward in the least in contributing to the talent which so nobly seconded Strohecker and Goodman in their efforts to convey to the world their feel- ings at the approach of Graduation and Furlough. The choruses were literally rank with Yearlings. Those who slaved in the choruses last spring are the leading ladies of next spring, and the Yearling piping Furlough is soon the First Classman trying nn his tea-breeches. SECOND C1.ASS OFFICliKS (left to i;iiKc;u ' n ' , h. w., u. . tiv1 , ivi.- uue, bakf.k, w. c, smith, g. a. Two hundred twelve In March a Furlough Book was projected, but the idea was soon smothered in an avalanche of impracticahihty, and discarded in favor of a I ' urlough Pointer. A provisional staff was elected, and under the direction of House there took shape a number which until now has never been sur- passed. The idea proved so appropriate that this year the venture has been repeated by the present Yearling Class, and the Piirlotigh Pointer is now the acknowledged voice of the Yearling Class. Besides serving as a chronicle of the Yearling mind during those last hundred days, it serves the more important purpose of bringing out the men who are to take over The Pointer in the future. The annual Indoor leet was another indication of the jjredominant characteristic of our class ; well represented in every event, we had no as- tounding point-winiiers to win the meet. So also in the si)ring sports ; our men were to be found in every line-up, but for the most part only in such positions as make up tlie body of a team without which victory is imjxjssibie. This is fortunate, for it has dev ' elojjcd from a mediocre grou]) of athletes the excellent leaders who will captain the Corps teams next year ; and because of that very lack of stars it has helped do away with any jjossibility of over-confidence during the coming athletic year. Our ranks, already so thin, were further de- pleted on January 17th by the Academic Board. Frona that date, when seventeen of us left for cit life, there was evident among us a determina- tion to outwit the Math. Department in June, the last chance they would have at us; and although the spring Math, came as a relief after the night- mare of the preceding fall, more studying was done, until, at any rate, we were sure of our store of tenths. English, French and History were to most of us merely inconvenient but necessary ways in which to pass away the days until Fur- lough. The Drawing Department made up for this uninteresting part of our work by an intensely interesting course in practical topographical sur- veying. Anyone who succeeded in tracking to their lairs the elusive contours about the five flag- stations will have no trouble with any group formations he may find after he enters the Service. Some thought this a good opportunity to get in some swimming practice before Furlough, but most of us made better use of those incomparable days. Memories of warm spring afternoons spent in reading mail in the shade of a tree on F. S. X(). 5, or in snoozing comfortably near redoubt Willis with a drawing board and a vellum map as a pillow! What matter if one miss guard- mount? Only once is one a Yearling with but forty days ' til Furlough. Calculus, A West-Point, and the English Department, contours, hops and athletics, all con- iril)utcd In the passage of time, however, and June Two hundred titirlccn 1 first rolled around as scheduled, bringing another Army-Navy day and another June Week. Ret ' - comforters, P. S ' ing, Boodler ' s golf, hops, canoe- ing, each played its part in killing the last few interminable hours. One last, long formation for the Plebes, then Graduation Parade and Recog- nition. One last, long " Yea, Furlough, " then to bed, to be awakened by the strains of " The Girl I Left Behind Me. " June 12th! Tickets — grad- uation exercises, — the make-list — and Furlough was a fact. Five men were found, but they didn ' t know about it until long afterward, so that night at the Furlough Banquet everything was roses. Who will ever forget the dog-tags, the lobster, the speeches, the tea, and Ringler ' s phantom O. C? Those of us who saw the light of the next day scattered forthwith to the four corners of the country. Two went to Paris, one to the Orient; some worked, some played; some traveled, some slept; but all enjoyed themselves as only a cadet on Furlough can enjoy himself. What ' s the use of trying to describe it? To each of us the mention of Furlough calls up a different kalei- doscopic picture of dances, swimming, golf, tennis, femmes, moons, and what not, but those pictures all have a common ending: our paradoxically happy return to the familiar com- panionship of our classmates. Two men lost by marriage during Furlough left us a low mark of one hundred sixty-four Second Classmen to answer the roll-call at 12:05 on August 28th. Phil, and Chem. were found to be every bit the pipe reported by the First Classmen, and a typical census of the class taken during the fall would have shown on any evening about fifty men playing bridge, fifty boning fiction, fifty writing letters, and fifteen studying. These last would, of course, have been found to rank among the first sixteen men. There will always be goats, and there will always be engineers ; and there will always be high feeling between them. The annual goat- engineer football game instituted by the Class of ' 25 in the memorable fracas of that year furnishes an outlet for the pent-up feelings of the preceding year. Our class took the matter more seriously than did the class before, so that long before the beginning of November diplomatic relations were severed, and negotiations were begun between the respective managers. After much squabbling it was decided that the first and last twenty-two men in the class would be eligible to play. Both teams began work with the determination that marks both groups when battling for tenths. Both worked out a complicated system of signals and plays. The morning of Thanksgiving Day dawned clear and wet. The field was in wonderful shape, as mud fields go, and the game promised to be worth watching. From the start it was evident that the goat team was the more experienced, and it was a matter of only a few minutes before they had pushed over two touchdowns. The engineers bucked up, however, and after fifteen minutes of vain pounding at the goat line they picked up a fumble and ran forty yards for a touchdown. S - GOING ON FURLOUGH. Two hundred fourteen During the rest of the game it was all engineer, but the ability to push the ball across the line was lacking, and just before the end of the game the goats recovered a fumble and made the result decisive with a short, hard drive to a third touch- down. The second of this series of games, second only in importance to the Navy games, resulted in a victory for the goats, 20-7. The engineers won out in the end, however ; December 23rd five of the goats were thrown for a loss of one Christmas leave. This year things have been much the same as last year, except there is nothing to pipe but summer camp. It is not hard, however, to stretch the optimism a bit and see only twelve months until we do " front and center " as ' 25 is doing now. Let ' s make it a good Beast Detail ; let ' s make it a better First Class camp ; and while we have the making of the Corps in our hands let ' s make it a Corps to be proud of. GOAT-ENGINEER EuOTB.VLL GAME. Two hundred fifteen AMES BASHORE BAUER BRUMBACK BRECHT BRIDGEMAN BROWNE, E. M. BROWNING, W. W BURGHDUFF BUTLER CARLSON, A. V. CARSON, L. S. CARTER, E. S. COBB CONNOLLY CONROY, B. J. CRARY DAWSON, J. P. DuBOSE EDMUNDS, W. W. EVANS, J. H. EVANS, W. S. FISH BACK FOEHL FULLER FURLONG GAINES GARDNER GARVER, G. C. GILKERSON IIAGEBUSH HAGELSHAW HAMELE [AMILTON HAMPTON HARRIS, B. F. HATCH ETT HATHAWAY HEBERLING HEDEKIN F. S. HOWARD, F. E. HUNSICKER HURD JOHNSON, R. L. JOYNER KIMM KNOX KYSTER LANCE LAWHON LESLIE LEVY LEVINGS LINK McCORMICK, G. E. McDonald, a. d. McFARLAND, R. S. McGILL MAGNUSON MAYS MINER MOORE, L. A. MOORE, L. S. MORRILL MORRISSON NESSEL NEWALA.N, J. AL NICHOLSON OCHSENKEHL OLIPHANT OUTLAW PARKE, J. W. PERLEY PHELPS PITTMAN POINT POWELL, V. O. PRICE PRICHARD PRINGLE QUINN RAGSDALE RICE, J. W. ROARK ROBINSON, C. A. ROCHE ROSE SENTELLE SHOLLY SHOWERS SORRELL STRICKLER, D. G. SMITH, H. H. STRATTON STRIZEK STURMAN SUTTON TARBELL TAYLOR, G. F. TILLY TULLY, H. (;. TUTTLE TUNNELL TWOHEY URBAN VERBECK WALKER, R. S. W. WALL, J. C. WARREN. A. E. WEBB, E. AL WELLS, J. nVHELCHEL WHITE, T. WHITTLE WILLS YOUNG, J. A. YOUNG, R. D. AL STERS KERNS V ' tco hundred sixteen Two hundred seventeen I. i igiisii«; i ,v ifinssre Allen, C. S. Allen, G. McK. Allen, J. B. Aloe Asensio Asnip Axup Bailey, H. M. Bartosh Bell, R. E. Bender, G. E. Berrigan Bixel Bonner Bridgman Brown, C. B. Brown, F. J. Browning, W. W Burdge Burgess Campbell, D. Carlock Cliambcrlain, Chamberlain, Clinch Cloke Cobb Cody Collins, J. F. Condon, R. Conner, F Conrad, J. D. fi ' . Ti THIRD CLA; T ie Class of ig2 Ganahl Gardner, F. S. Garland Gilbreth, J. 11. Ginder Glasgow, W. J Glavin Granholm Gray, E. B. Graybeal Green, J. V. Gregg Griffith, J. H. Grovcr Hackman H am Hammer Harding Harrington Harron Hawkins, D. Heberling Hedekin Hendrickscn Hennig Hewitt Hickey Hines Ilocker HoeiTi-r TTolland, J. I H. Holmer Hoist Holton Holtzworth Hopper Hoppes Hornisher Huggins Hunter, R. Hunter, W Hutchison, Irvine Isaacson Johnson, M. S. Johnson, W. M. Jordan Kala kuka Kaylor Kenny Kilgore Kinini Kirby, J. W. Kirkpatrick, 1 1. Kochevar Kunesh Kurstcdt Kuter Kystcr Land. C, Laubach Lapping Levings R. Two hundred eighteen Lewis, M. K. Lillard Lindsey Long, J. A. Loughborough Lovell Lowe Lucbbcnnann, H. A. Lundciuist McArtliur, J. C. McBride, R, S. McCoy McGown McKee, M. McKinney, IL E. McLainb, N. A. McLaughlin, E. D. McManus, T. K. McNamee McNutt Martin, G. E. Matheson. B. A. Matthews, VV. S. Mechling THIRD CLAS: The Ciciss of ig2 Moses, M. Nay lor Nelson, C. ( Nelson, R. ' Odell Ostenberg Pachynski Paris Parsell Paxson Pegg Peirce, G. F Pence, V. I Perrilliat Perrinc Phelan Point Potter Prichard Quinn Richon Rivers Rose Roth Sample Schewe Schmidt, E. Schull Schwab Segarra Selby Shaw, L. E. Shillock Simonton Sinclair Sink Smyly Solem Stanton, R. C. Stark Sterling Stewart, V. II. Stober Stone Strickler. D. G. Strong Swindlehurst Taylor, II. Terwilligor Thiebaud Thomas. W. K. Thompson. J, V. Thorpe Thrams Timberlakc Todd. F. A. Towner Townsend Trapnell Trapolino urner, R. G Twohey I ' pthegrovc Verbeck Vickers Washbourne, L. B Washburn, C. A. Watlington Webb, E. M. Wells, J. B. Wesner West, J. M. West, R. J. Weyher Whatley Wheeler, F. V. Whelchel White. R. C. Whilehouse Whittier Whittle Wiley. N. J. Will Williams, A. N. Williams. C. E. Williams, L. R. Wilson, J. Wohlforth Woitkievicz Wood, H. S. Worthing Ttvo hundred nineteen Smiled grimly, then unsympathetically said. " Joe goes on the bells, so I ' ve nothing to fear — Five minutes more to sleep off Christmas cheer. " But thirty odd Plebes, shivering, rose from their nests. Plunged into their clothes as though making time tests, Then with clatter and bang, and with muffled remarks. They dashed down the stairs to sing as the larks. " First call for reveille, Sir, ' ' they said, (But mentally wished L ' liper Classmen all dead.) " Uniform, overcoats. Sir. ' ' came the call, " Four minutes until the assemblv " — a bawl. nd now ciiuld be heard a slight shuflling noise s the iither three hundred and thirty young boys lit the tliior, and forgnt about Christmas and fun, r by nciw you must know the New Year had begun ; The Classes were back from the wonderful leave ( ?), And the I ' lebes were again well acquainted with " Heave. " ) " Two minutes until the assembly. " came clear; l!y now Plebes were out, or in regions quite near. And then the O. G. (for fear he might lose Mis next week-end leave) raised the flag. " Over- shoes. ' ' So back to their cells dashed six sixties strong. I unlived intci their " overs, " and at the last gong Dashed into ranks like shots from a gun : And thus the New Year, ' 25, was begun. Two lniiiilii-(l livcnly 11 A SHEET FROM CADET PEP ' S DIARY PI AN. 2-17, This has been a most dull period. I am really quite exasperated with this establishment. Nothing to do from morn till night. Yesterday to the Beauty Shoppe to have my weekly my attention having been called (by some friends ) to the length of my hair. Day before yesterday I was much wroth. I had an altercation with one of the dining room servants. My guests at dinner (of which I had nine) were much em- barrassed by the lack of food. I reproved the waiter publicly and he informed me that there was no more food. T was so upset by my own failure to provide sufficiently that I simply sat there during the rest of the meal without taking a miiutliful. The only redeeming feature about the whole episode was the fact that my guests seemed not to starve, but rather tii make the best of matters — which. f)f course, was an indication of their excellent breeding. Sunday to Chai)el, as the Sunday before. Really, sometnues I quite surprise myself by my religious attendance at Divine Service. 1 tind going to Chapel at West I ' dint sn elevating. To Till ' ; I ' .K.MTV SIIOIM ' K To II.WIC MV WEI■:KI. SHINGLE. " IIIKUK IS MICH C. M. R. DERIE BETWEEN INSTRUC- rOR .WD PUPII,. I am studying I ' rench now. I enjoy it so much! I rarely miss a class. The class is very exclusive — only thirteen members. There is much cam- araderie between instructor and pujiils — a true spirit of give and take, thiuigh, to be sure, it is 1, not the instructor, who does most of the taking. I feel that the instructor has a very personal in- terest in me. In September he reproved me for wearing light woolen stockings (the weather icas very warm), and only last week he urged me to remove my " arctics " when iudcMirs. I ' lUt today my ennui has disa])i)eared. We are all busily engaged in preparing for a " farewell " tonight. The transfer orders for eighty of the . rmy people staying here came in today ' s noon ]X)St. Eight out of the thirteen members of my French class will leave tomorrow. That is a great (lisai)pointment. but the professor tells me that he never has trouble filling up his sections, so the work will nut stup. - s for the celebration, it will not be one large celebration, but twelve small ones. That is be- cause the guests here run in twelve quite decided c]i(|ues. Each clique goes out alone for walks on .Saturdays and Sundays during the spring and tall, and it is considered (|uite a faux pas fur a member of one clii|tie tn go hume from dinner with another group. Hut, as I have mentioned above, today we are busy preparing for the farewell. One of the departing has written a few lines which I will record : Two hundred twenty-one They stood before the Bulletin Board To read the daily news ; The were a sad and frightened horde, And the news gave them the blues. For sixty six, men brave and true, Were due to leave their home, And, " stepping out ' in civilian shoes, To brave the Great Unknown. But we who had thus avoided the scythes Were increasingly thankful, more and more, That, by garnering in a few last tithes, We escaped, for once, the Wolves at the door. For many will try and some will fail ; Though each endeavors to make himself one Who shall not be caught in the wind and the hail Of the terrible storm — Foundation. Se ' ' tithe Holt and Chilton: European History, 17S9-1815. p. 37; ' a tenth. Author ' s note : This poem, By Cadet B. S. Goat, was written during the general period of depression (January 17-February 22, 1924). This depression followed an epidemic which began in early December, 1923, and by the 23rd of that month was threatening to change Corps to Corpses. The pestilence seems to have germinated in the great Dormi- tories where lie the remains of lost " tenths " — a localism meaning " an elusive enemy " — and rapidly spread throughout the Institu- tion. I am told that these terrible epidemics are semi-annual events at West Point. The disease germs usually gain a foothold after the gay September-November social season, and in early June they are a menace to the individuals suffering from Spring Fever. Cadet Goat ' s personal grief at this time was very great, as he lost three wives from the ravages of the disease. One cannot help but notice the pathetic spirit of this writing. Mr. Goat is not a great poet, but while he was at the Academy •—he left in June — he was a rapidly (and early) rising one. The Medical Staff at the Academy had proved itself incapable of preventing these periodic outbursts. The source of the germ is to be sought in the dust of the " elusive enemies. ' Efforts have been made to stop this custom of preserving the remains but the Army is proud of its dead. Note II : It will doubtless be remarked that Mr. Goat ' s poetry is very libre. One might also say that his poetic license ap- proaches bootleg ! THE HUNDRED DAYS Author ' s note; This is an accurate account of what went on at the U. S. M. A. from February 22 until June 17, 1924, as seen by the justly famous (some say unjustly infamous) Mr. Goat. Mr. Goat was a near graduate of the Academy — Graduation was June 12, and Mr. Goat left Jtme 17. While at the -Academy Mr. Goat received many degrees, B. J., D. J., B. B., D. T., and A. B. " One hundred days till June, Sir. " " Say it with marbles, Mister. " We said it, and a whole lot more. February 22nd the Navy cagemen came north and took an egg from the nest of the Eagle, but, like Grape-Nuts, " There ' s a reason. " At any rate one couldn ' t mope all day, for " A Pair of Kings " were waiting to hold court over in Cullum Hall. We greatly enjoyed our first Hundredth Night — in which we had a far from inconsiderable share. But George ' s birthday was actually the dawii of a new era. Sol was with us once more. The wintry wind might blow (and it did) and the snow might sift down the collar (and it did) but Spring was " on the road, " though that might mean as little as the same phrase when heard in the Mess Hall. Day followed day (as days have a habit of doing) ; days when the 3rd Batt. could scarcely make meals, for getting all stuck up as they rounded the curves. Meanwhile the Academics were getting more difficult. We were digging deeper and deeper into Wells. On March 12th the Fourth Class made its debut as a Class, athletically speaking. The event was the Indoor Meet. Though we did not have all the stars, we did take home forty-two points. The coming trials hold promise of better things. The Ides of March passed quietly. Though certain ones among us may have felt Brutus-like, there were, nevertheless, no murders. i -CADET GOAT ' S PERSONAL GRIEF WAS GREAT AS HE LOST THREE WIVES. " 7 zvo luindrcd tzvcnty-two : :| Si ••on AfOTHER, I ' M DAMN GI.AD TO KNOW YOU l ' Easter was a notaljle season : (1) There were lots of femmes (Upper Classmen ' s). (2) We had eggs in the Mess Hall. (3) Elephantitis kept all the Plebes away from the hop. In April the Choir went clown to show Xew Yorkers how it should be done. In May the Sunday School Teachers tried the same thing. Hy this time we were busy surveying the Plain. " There are no more days till June, Sir. " " What does that mean. Mister? " " That yesterday was the last day of May. Sir. " And so it was. The 3rd Batt. now found the energ ' to move, and came over and drove the Runts out of their hihcrni (hibemnrum). Note: Noun. Latin pi. winter quarters. ' 27 ground its mol;irs and prepared for the awful fray. " Oh what is so rare as a day in June ? " " When the Yearlings and First Class arc all in tune And the words that they sing as together they bawl Are the words of the famous refrain, ' Crawl, Crawl ' . " uthor ' s Note: From June 4, ' 2 di,iry. But on the 27th M in the form of a summarv. vc find no entry in Mr. Goat " : Goat has made his final entrv It follows: June Week materialized, crystallized, jeop- ardized. For seven days we Plebes toured con- tinuously. I found so much traveling somewhat fatiguing. Keeping spotless while covering so much territory was difficult, but, inspired to do our best, we perspired and did it. Each night we were cleansed of our daily sins. Each meal we offered up thanks that there was one feast fewer to be looked at. When we grew tired we would take a five o ' clock swim on the Plain. At night we used to enjoy the band concerts — from fourth floor windows. One of my classmates expressed the general idea of June Week when he called it " The Seven Keys to Baldpate. " So the morning and the evening were the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th. and 6th days. Then the 7th day dawned. By this time every Plebe was, literally, a 7th Day .Adventist. By noon we were so busy that we never touched our lunch. At 5 P. M. busyness became dizziness. Dimly we heard the Adjutant calling, the Auld Langs signing, the White Sergeant dashing. But most of us were in a daze. We seemed to be " floating down the current on a moonlit stream. " " Pass in review! " We staggered by, and then it was all over but the hand-shaking. We were so much impressed by this moment that we all felt like one of our classmates, who, breaking loose from the circle of l pper Classmen who had just recognized him, dashed toward his mother whom he had not seen for a year. Rushing up to her he threw his arms about her exclaiming, " Oh Mother! I ' m damn glad to know you. " The Class of 1927 spent the summer of 1924 at West Point. After the Yearlings finished work (in the Range (and after the Range nearly finished the Yearlings " ) they moved to Summer Camp. Then the fun began. Many were tlie Sallies. In the morning the Third Class sallied forth to faire the exercises militaires : at noon they sallied past Sally : at night they sallied down to salad. In addition, over in camp, there were many witt} ' sallies, but these were properly attended to. There was no scarcity of drags — blind, and eye-openers ; Company street; and wet. Of these the most im- ■AT NIGHT WE SALLIED DOWN TO SALAD. " Two hundred twenty-three ■—CHRISTMAS i,i:a -i-: is i r(jx us. ' piirtant were the wet drains. Once seen, never ti rs,fotten ; once entered, tlieir scars borne forever. Four afternoons a week the boys discovered the true meaning in that old phrase: " What a wonderful bird is the elephant — . ' ' Thrice during the summer did General Trois- classe wage a campaign on foreign soil. When the sun of Austerlitz rose o ' er the Torne the Cadets of General Troisclasse might be seen advancing against the enemy position on the plateau. Full on the enemies ' center did Gen. T. C. throw his gallant Corps, and when evening came the enemy might be seen " streaming awav into the dusk without any semblance of order. ' ' ( )nly one thing more remains for the Yearlings to learn. It was the distinction between aviation and equitation. For most Yearlings equitation is aviation with stop-over privileges. . mong famous .sayings we must now include : " Range 3500. " " Ride that horse. " " (kmners and cannoneers " One, two, turn left, now right, and grape- ine ! " " Third order on the firing line. " " You ' re riding like a sack of meal. Do you want me to get the w iiip? " Golf, tennis, canoeing, hoi)])ing. Color Line — all made the summer pass (|uickly. The end of . ngust brought Camp 1 1 himination and the in M - i e s — R i c h a r d llarthelmess and his C o m p a n y — to f i 1 m ' Classmates. ' " Camj) lUu- prepare to mount. mination was a beautiful e ent, and ' 17 realizes that a real precedent has been set. The presence of the new Plebes on the Post added another star to the Yearling Crown. All in all. Summer Camp was a period of increasing ]3restige, decreasing finances (since the first of July we ' ve been trying to prevent K-det from becoming K-debt) and recreasing white trou. ( )n September 1st we returned to our w inter home. Many among us took unto themselves new wives. The old excessive polygamy had disap- peared, no man now having more than two wives. During the past fall we have wrestled with five Academics : we have struggled around curves and through " revolutions, " political, horizontal, and vertical : we have fought battle after battle ; we have learned how to get excited in French : finally, we have drawn many things besides our pav. We have been supported in our trials by a wonderful Corps morale. That is the finest thing that we remember about 1924. The year is drawing to a close, hut the present Third Class is determined to do its share in carrying for- ward this splendid spirit through the years to come. Christmas leave is upon us. Man y o f us will soon go home. ( )thers. not so fortunate, must fight the serpent, the Process of Elimina- tion. For a month now the Reds and the P.lues have been at war. The outcome of the st ' Ugele is not yet known. ' e aren ' t calling anyone Reds, but we do know that the Kaydets ha ' e LI IS TUK iCLKi ' ii-VXT. " been Blue. f Tivo hundred hventy-four Two hundred twenty-Ave ' r:: 2?:f ; pf? FOURTH CLASS Adams Brentnall Coverdale Falkner, F, H. Gude Israel Aguinaldo Brickman Cralle Farra Guertler Ivy Alexander Briggs Cramond Faulkner, H. K. Guild Jack, W. Allen, F. G. Brinson Cullen Finlay Halff Andersen, C. C. Brockwav Cummings Finnegan Halterman Jark, C. H. Anderson, A. V. Brooke Cunnmgham Fitzgibbons Hammack Johns Anderson, P. L. Brown, H. Curran Fleming Handy Johnson, J. B. Brown, J. W, Currie, W. R. Flood Harbold Tohnson, W. P. Anderson, V. Brown, R. C. Curry, B. T. Forney Harshbarger Johnston, K. Arterberrv Browning, S. R. Daley, E. K. Forrest Hartman Johnston. P. H Arthur Bryan, J. K. Dau Fox Haskell, F. W. Jones, W. S. Bailev, W. K. Buck Davis. G. McN. H. Frederick Hastmg Keck Bain Buell Davis, V. H. Fritzsche Hathaway Keller Baker, G. VV. Bulger Dayharsh Fuller, I,. A. Hawkins, K, D. Kelly, R. H. Banta Bullock, R. L. De Armitt Gahn Heavenridge Barnes, V. B. Bunker Dehmlow Gartley Hefley Kimmell Bates Burnett De Lany Gavan Heiman King Beall Butchers Delmonico Geary Hempstead Kirby, H. C. Beattie, R. B. Butler De Witt Geers Henry Kissner Beaumont Bvrd Dickey Gibbs Hess Knudsen Bennett, A. J. Caldwell, W. G. Doidge Gilbert Hinrichs Koon Bienfang Calyer Donald Gilchrist Holley Kurz Billingsley Casey Doubleday Gimmler Hosch Lament Bisson Catron Douglas, G. A. Goldsmith Houseman Landon Blair Chambers Doyle, D. G. Goodell Howard, C. F. Lane, S. H, Blossfield Chase Duncan Goodrich Howard, R. A. Lane, T. A. Boatner Christensen Dwyer Graham, B. L. llowcll Lawrence Bock Christie Earle Gray R. McD. Hubbard Leahy Boland Cochran Easton, R. 1,. Greear Huddlcston Leeds Boos Cole, G. M, Edmundson Greeley Hughes Lewis, E. T. Born Coleman Ellsworth Green, J. L. Hunsaker Liston Bowman, L,. R, Colhoun, A. A. Ely Griffin, T. N. Hunsberger Lobdell Breckenridge Conklin Enger Grigs by Hyatt Lockett Breden Conner, G. F. Everest Grinstead Imes Longaker Brennan Coolidge Ezekiel Grunenfelder Ingraham Lovejoy T ' ci ' o hundred twciilx-six FOURTH CLASS l.ucllam Merrill O ' Connell Richardson, N. H. Snavely Van Natta I.tullow Michela O ' Donnell Riges. T. S. Somerville Vincent. L. A. Lynch. R. E. Middlebrooks O ' Kecfe Robertson, R. K. Stalev Vincent, R. F. Lynch, T. R. Miguel Olds Rodgers Stauffer Wadman McArthur. P. H. Miller, L. P. Olin Ross, L. G. Steed Wadsworth [cConnico Mills, J. S. Olive Rupert. W. P. Stephenson S. W. Wall jrcCormick, G. E. Minnehane O ' Regan Rvan, T. W. Stevenson, H. W. Walter McCulla Mitchell, D. C. Organ Sadler Story Warren, J. F. McCutchcn Mitchell. E-. 1. Palmer Sam ford Strayer Warren, R. W. McFeeley Molner Parham Sams Stritzinger Wash McGarr MontKomerv, IL E. Patrick Sanders, P. L. Sturies Watkins, G. .McI McGuire Moore, W. T. Pearl Saunders, LaV G. Svensson Watkins, K. McKrc. R. S. Moran. II. F. Pearson. C. V. Sawver Talbott Watt McKcnzic Moran. ]. }. Peddicord Scales Tally Webb. A. N. McLcmorc- Moran, T. J. Pecry Schannep Tarpley Weiner McLennan Morrison. H. O Pettibone Schepps Tarrant Wells. T. J. McNair Morrow Pickett Schermacher Tate West. R. McNaniara. A. T. Morton Pierce. K. R. Scuddcr Taylor, R. K. Wetherill MacLaushlin. 1 ' . Iv .Moscatelli Pinkerlon Secman Thayer, A. Wheeler, O. A. Macrdian Moselev. S. Y. I ' irog Shahan Thayer, E. B. Whinrev MaKuire Mowry Piatt Shaw. J. A. Thomas, A Wiesenauer M alone Miilkcv Pogue. M. E. Shclton Thompson, C. E, Wilkinson Manion Mundv Pohl Shepherd Thompson, C. O. Willette Mansfield Murphv, V. F. Price Sherburne Thompson, M. P. Williams, G. R. Markham Mvirrell Prunty Slnite Titus Williams. J. C). Marshall Murtha Ouill Sievers Todd, W. ;. Wilson. D. M. Martvn, F I-. Mvcrs, U. L. Ran.ev. R. .M. Simon Tomlin Wilson, H. E. Mason, S. li. Myers. S. L. Rankin Sirmyer Totten Wilson, R. C. Mathews, v.. S. Nadal Rasmussen Skeldon Traub Wilson. R. A. Mathews, J. J. . eary Raymond Smith, D. C. Travis Winebar Mattes Newsoni Rebcr Smith, I). B. Trent Wise Matteson, W. J. Nichols. W. K. Reed Smith, G. F. Trotter Woods. R. N. Matthews, C. L Noble. M. F. Reynolds Smith. R. L. Tunner Wrenn. O. I. Maxwell .Xourse. K. E. Rhodes. V. R. Smith, T. N. I ' pham Wyman Mcacham Oakes Rich Smith, W. D. Vanderblue Yates Meehan (Vlirien Richardson, B. B. Smyser Van Loan Yost L 1 Tivo hundred ln ' cntv-scveii Look on these efforts not disdainfully. Perhaps in them you ' ll find your own story The Parting Plebe Pilgrim, he did swear a mighty vow, " By Gar, I ' ll up and leave ' ihis old burn " " " ' ' — Bound for the Promised Land I am, you het. And ' less Gabriel toots, I ' ll get there yet ! I know how hard it ' ll be to say farewell. To old home folks and my sweet demoiselle ! But think ! how much more proud they ' ll be of me When I am numbered with the ' Blest Army. ' " The " her ' ' came first, somehow they always do, Together a while they lingered and then " Adieu ! ' ' So they did their sweet communion part — With fortitude betraying the aching heart. The great day came — yea verily all too soon, The family gathered ' round to importune: — md; left " Of all things keep your father ' s record pr( Xever let the present rush outcrowd The memory of folks and friends you ' ve jjehind. " An itchy feeling, he could not define. Crept over him, ran shivers down his spine — But — he puckered up and with a fond goodbye Sauntered forth to give the thing a try ; Little he knew how much there was in store for him — An arduous path — paved with hardship grim ! Yet. undaunted he goes, with conscious pride, Intent that he shall finally reside In the Celestial City, far away ; On this purpose, alone he starts — but stay — Perhaps he ' ll find there is some other one Embarking for the place that he ' s begun — Scarce had he thought of such when up there looms One, from whose air and manner, he presumes Is surely on a similar mission bent — So, the new friendship together went. On they travelled, in high expectancy, What would befall they didn ' t even fancy. They ' d left the precincts of their farmer days. They finally climbed a hill where they might gaze : Before — in an imposing, grand display — West Point — the place through which t heir jour- ney lay. For them no more does life come easily, For now the plot doth curdle rapidly. And things go hurdy gurdy viciously. l vo hundred Izvi ' iily-ciglit r s i The Hill of Difficulty Mount Beastus A gate stands at the starting of the way ; Its arch imposing flares, " The Great First Day. " Our noble Plebe is awed — his gaze abstract — A mattress huge descends upon his back. With uncouth speed the burden doth augment : Plebe ' s very bones did creak as on he went. Then — " mirabile dictu " off there goes Both burden and our Pilgrim ' s " earthly " clothes ; Henceforth in " shining " raiment he dutli climb; But hold ! the ominous gate is passed meantime — Lo — before our valiant gallant spread, A slough insidious to the heedless tread. But ' round its sides there lay a Mount, Mount Beastus — steep and rough beyond account. Here our recent friends each went his way ; Plebe saw Despond close o ' er its yielding prey. His courage waned yet something seemed to say — " Plod on, Old Kid ! ' ' — through hardship and through sweat, L p this path with " demons " sore beset. These ' torturers ' are but ' angels ' in disguise. They ' ll strengthen you for ' roughs ' of greater size. " Though even then it was of no mean height, A grade, steeper by far, appears in sight. To all who wonder what its name may be. We ' ll state ' twas the famous Haec de Plebe, b Gee! The first da) ' out and all is well ; The second day ' s a different tale to tell ; The third and many a noble spirit fell ; The fourth by far did all the rest excel. But the fifth — it was pluperfect . Had there not been a haven on the way. Where our Pilgrim might his steps delay — .An arbor Mahopac, so called, by name. Frequented by many a fair dame Whose presence made both heart and feet grow light -Knd joy match the blackness of the night, X ' o telling what our hero would have done. Or if he would the arduous " Hill " have won. The summit in the distance now appears. Though a haunting cloud interferes — A cloud, a swarm of " Imps " doth overhang; These " Imps will certainly our Plelie harangue. For they, being like the " Demons " at the first, Are called the " Uppers, " only these are worse. .As circling gloom they gathered o ' er his head, .And on him all their " impish " railings shed. But, the goal was now so near to him That such as these could not his purpose dim ; He ploughs right through, on up the steep ascent . nd burst onto the noble battlements Of the pile that crowns the plain before. Known as the Barracks of the mighty Corps. The Castle of Despair Palais Academique . ow, with great foreboding majesty. The Castle of Despair looms gloomily On the path our Pilgrim has to tread. And fills his heart with gnawing fear and dread; Fur in this Castle dwells the Giant Math., Who gobbles up the victims in his path. ' ea — few are they that do his wrath escape And those that do bear evidence of the scrape. " Will I pass, " thought Plebe, " or will I not? " The Dungeon of Foundation is my lot. Or else — oh, what a creature of awful mien ! " The Giant ' s prowess he had not foreseen. For like an eagle swiftly down he swooped And in his hideous claws the Pilgrim cooped. Two hundred iwcniy-nine The Giant raised him up before his face. With scornful scititiny and grimace: His fearful will in muttered tones he spelled. " I ' ll give this one some things unparalleled — I ' ll bound him by four planes of iron and stone And with clanking chains and spheres he ' ll moan. His food shall be square roots with cubes amid, His bed — the vertices of pyramids. First, I ' ll start him out in the ' P ' cell. And then I ' ll find where he shall later dwell, According to the merits of the case. If he can my propositions unlace, Or my Gordian problem knots untie, Then he with those of the first cell shall vie — But woe shall be to him if he should fail — He ' ll then among the goats h is lot bewail — For they as sacrifice ' 11 be offered, When the ' Finding Rites ' are administered! " So in the " P " cell our hopeless Plebe was thrust. Not knowing whether he would " max " or " bust, " All trembling from his head to toes Scared stiff of what the future would disclose. Weeks passed and agony grew withal ; Where from there you ' ll go, none can foretell. .Mind, this is a conditional proposition, Watch my ■St)lid ' or yours is ' perdition ' . " Til is strange new torture made our hero groan Hut even it " Foundation " did postpone: So Plebe ' s " .Xnw I lay nie down to sleep, " Became " Just keep me from being a luckless sheep. " Days and nights of torture and torment Eked out until this " Solid Stuff " was spent; Then the ingenious Giant must try some other— " All, with Trig, and Analyt. I ' ll smother This young aspirant of recent acquisition. And satisfy my thirst for rejection Of extraneous persons at Foundation ! " Hut by some happy chance our Plebe survived All these, and when the dreaded day arrived Instead of being by " altar ' s fire " consumed. With thankful heart his journey he resumed. Vanity Fair Christmas Week An enchanting city lay ' long the way ; Here Pleasure and Hilarity held sway ; Within its walls was joy without restraint, , iid with this joy Plebe must himself acquaint. ' ea, ' eril ' , for there was nothing else to do While he was passing the merry city through. And having undergone the Giant ' s powers, He naturally welcomed the, sight of its gay towers. Again, should he not mingle with the mass, He would surely be hoisted up and cast Into a Fount which in the citv lies — ' J ' lien comes the time when each nuisi change his " stall " To some other — " for better or for worse. ' ' I ' lebe hears the cries of those whom fate, perverse, Had made them subjects of Math ' s wrath and curse ; His very blood freezes as the Giant approached. Certain that he would be either fried or poached — " Henceforth, you shall be placed in the third cell ; Tzuo hundred thirty " The Fount de Drag ' ' which so well beautifies The victim with the crimson of pomade — A color scheme befitting this masquerade. Though such was little pleasure to the one adorned, He might also be given that look forlorn, Which comes in a baptism in shoe black — A favorite ritual with this godless pack. Another sport concerned the supercilious — Fortune ' s " Makes " who felt the stimulus — To exercise their recent authority, To quell the rabble of the proud city. All assemble in a gathering grand. And ' round the victims in pressing circle stand : Each offender is by force denuded And into vats of boiling water intruded : W ' hi-n. ' mid howls, they ' re cooked to a delicate pink. They ' re shoved in other vats where icebergs clink. Cruel, no doubt, this savage form of glee. But effective to the nth degree ! I ' ut this entertainment isn ' t all With which those of the city there forestall The boredom of life ' s monotony — True, their houses ' floors groan painfully L ' nder the weight of " boodle " ' piled knee deep, ( Yes, too, their " stummicks " groan when they ' re asleep!) I kit far greater than all before mentioned. Were the " Hops " — which no one ever shunned! When these were staged Uie entire crowd turned out To meet the ' ■femnies " from the region ' round about. To enjoy their [iresenct. ' at the dance . Yes, perhaps experience some romance. At any rate to fulfill the purpose prime — That is to have a capital " good time. " Even the hapless guards around the city. On such occasions, tell the " powers that be " Their disregard for " orders and details, " Curl up and sleep where quietude prevails. Hades . n ' d Heaven The Castle and the Valley of the Shadow Are naught to what I ' ll have to undergo. Behold, before me is a week in Hell, There, what might befall, I fear to tell. As thus on his prospects drear, Plebe contemplates, While he ten million terrors anticipates — While he is scarcely able to quell this dread, " Swish ! " a fiery dart blazed past his head — A challenge from the Devil Crockery, To fight with whom is more than mockery — Many a noble pilgrim ' s spirit has been gored By his swift China darts and fierce sword. Piebe dons his armor of Watchfulness And draws his shining blade of Hopefulness; Then with the mighty devil he engages. For a solid week the battle rages — Back and forth, up and down, they fought. Plebe quakes: liis limbs with weariness were fraught : His armor was meanly liattered and his sword was bent ; His courageousness and strength were spent — It looked as if the end for him were near; Another stroke would close his hard career ; But he rose up and with his brandished steel, A smashing blow on crockery did deal. Exhausted, yet triumphant, the victor viewed The pieces of the victim ' round him strewed. The Devil vanquished, the next was a small affair, For the sports he had seen at Vanity Fair Were closely akin to the torments of this Hell, ( )nly not executed quite so well : — In Hell the vats of Blacking were attended By " imps " who in fiendishness contended; Two hundred thirty-one The huge and seething caulch " ons were separated By partitions o ' er which were elevated The " stewed " victims, by means of their own power, And then were plunged into an arctic shower. But his experience helped him to withstand, And he emerged upon a brighter strand. Before him rolls the mighty river Styx In which sweat and blood do intermix. This stream is known to some as " The Last Parade, " Parting heaven and the Land of Shade. Its rushing torrents frequently o ' erwhelm And forbid entrance to the Celestial Realm. But Plebe dives in and fights the current hard — The " heaving " billows did him with rage bombard, A " crawling " wave his body did distort As it swept o ' er him in fierce onslaught ; His recent fight began to tell its tale — The stream waxed swift — his strength began to fail- But the goal was yet so near at hand He summoned all reserve he could command — Put out his efforts till he could make no more And finally came upon the other shore ! A journey was at end ; a course was done ; A mighty fight was fought ; a goal was won ; Before the gate of the Celestial Kingdom, With outstretched hand, there stood one beckon- ing, " Come ! " Tivo hundred thirty-two I3T ' ' ' ' ' ESQUE TTQ-np pQTX " ]p THE HUDSON ■ ' ' ' ' G NORTH AiP SUPERINTENDENT ' S QUARTERS AT SUNSET WATTTfur. FOR ADJUTANT ' S C C., LIBRARY THE STADIUM J •w GYMNASIUM REGIMENTAL PARADE I ' ▼ JUNE Tivo hundred forly-onc JUNE WEEK MEMORIES EFORE we refresh ourselves again by reliving the treasured memories of this, and former June Weeks, let us pause an instant on the threshold and consider the peculiar charm June Week holds for us. The hops and shows, parades and receptions, are but the ceremonial trimmings of June Week. The real joy is hidden to the uninitiated, and is lived in the hearts of the Corps. June Week is a dream, splendidly conceived, and brilliantly carried out. Yet if we look closer, we find that it is not just one, but four, separate and distinct versions of a Dream Come True, bound closely together by the common bond of joy in fulfillment. POOR PLEBELINGS! They wake up to find their beautiful dream but a nightmare after all — although with a sure promise of a happy ending. Physically they are transformed over night. Their stomachs seem somehow to have crept up into their bulging chests. And what truant chins — absent at all formations ! Such energetic, self-effacing youngsters, scurrying about at the slightest provocation with a wild, irrepressible gleam in their eyes — six days until Recognition ! THE YEARLINGS: wild, unmannerly, June- mad creatures, seen dashing recklessly in all directions, panting incoherently of femmes — no reveille — femmes — a u t o m o b i 1 e s — femmes — cit hops — femmes . . . and between pants, croaking a raucous " Yea-a-a Furlo-o-o-o " at every innocent, unoffending kaydet they meet. Their chief sources of joy in June Week lie in the fact that they are tolerated, and that they have ample time to concoct another set of fool plans for Furlough. To the more sedate SECOND CLASS] IEN fall the real pleasures of June Week. Their joys, while none the less keen, are more normal and fraught with less confusion. They alone have no cataclysmic change to upset them. Their vanities are pleasingly flattered by the prospect of becoming First Classmen, and by the number of femmes they have inveigled into coming up during the week. The snakes wear themselves thin keeping one jiunp ahead of Tiffany, while Tli ' o hundred forty-tv o Hi4 the others wander about, admiring the coming grad ' s uniforms for the hundredth time, and heatedly cussing and discussing the prospects of the new crop of cadet officers. THE FIRST CLASSMEX are really the ones who run the wiiole gamutof June Week emotions. ( )ne moment they are genuinely sorry to have to leave ; the next, they are glad they can. They are all happily busy ; lavishing meticulous care on their boots, preening with both anxious and aflmiring glances before the mirrors, packing and unpacking, ])lanning trips and honeymoons, and escorting proud families about the ]X)st. Through it all there runs the soul-stirring satisfaction of having passed the acid test, and in the culmination of a high ambition — a fierce joy in at last being one of the Iviglc ' s brood. A Jr.xi-; W ' khk Di.akv li ' XI ' ' . l ' ' II- " Tir. Yesterday saw our last feeble struggle in tin- l)attle for tenths — finie la guerre! ' i ' his nKirniug when the ])lcbe muezzin cried. " There are seven days until Graduation and Furlough, Sir ! " there was a general and generous praising of Allah. June Week has! . . . This morning the plebes gave a gA ' mnastic exhibition in the Gym that was well attended. . . . After staggering home from the Boodler ' s, we went out and submitted to that necessary evil, parade. Hot as — er — usual. ... I noticed that most of the snakes had their fenunes at the band concert — • tuning in, I suppose. JLXE SIXTH. Breakfast was noiser than usual this morning, which probably means numerous femmes at the hop tonight. ... At nine-thirty, the contesting teams for the Corps championships in baseball, lacrosse, and soccer turned out for battle. . . . The hop was unusually gay, with quantities of stags, and the femmes seemed prettier than ever — mine did, anyway. JLXE SEX EXTH. The morning was effec- tively broken up by recovering from last night ' s hu]). and by preparing for inspection. . . . The Two hundred forty-three pleasure-seekers divided the afternoon about equally between a baseball game with the Seventh Regiment of the New York National Guard, and Flirtation Walk. The Corps won the ball game, but the casualties on Flirtation, haven ' t yet been announced. . . . The First Class gave a reception hop to the Second Class tonight. We are be- ginning to enjoy our new importance. JUNE EIGHTH. Chapel was lively and colorful this morning with a large number of visitors. Chaplain Wheat delivered an excellent sermon to the Graduating Class. ... At the Organ Recital, the great organ, imder the skillful hands of Mr. Mayer, furnished in its infinite variety of moods a memorable afternoon. . . . Parade today was a blur. JUNE NINTH. June Week is beginning to assume its gayest social aspect. The Horse Show opened this morning and was crowded all during the day. The show itself was excellent. The riding was good and the prizes were warmly con- tested. . . . Tonight the officers gave a reception hop to the First Class. The rest of us had to be contented with walking privileges and an early start to bed. JUNE TENTH. The social program for today is almost a duplicate of yesterday ' s. An exhibition ride to music by the First Classmen of " M " Com- pany was one of the best features of the Horse Show. . . . Six reels of " thrilling " drama and comedy were presented to the weaker minded at the movies. JUNE ELEVENTH. Dawn this morning- promised a thing which has so often been the inspiration of poets : a perfect June day. The day itself fulfilled the prophecy : a cool morning, almost hot at mid-day, tempering off into a soft, fragrant ni.nht. . . . The Corps has written a crowded page of its life tixiay — a day full of sacred tradition and cherished custom, peculiar to West Point and to the day itself. There is no day in a cadet ' s life so indelibly impressed upon his mind and heart, so gay in its memories, or so deep in its sincere emotions. Graduation day is for the especial benefit of the First Classmen, but Recognition day, the day of Graduation Par- ade, and of Graduation Hop, has a deep and personal significance to every man in the Corps. . . . The first thing on the program in the morning was military calisthenics under Colonel Koehler — conducted as only Colonel Koehler can. ... At eleven o ' clock the Corps was formed under arms and marched to Colonel Thayer ' s monument for the Alumni exercises. Things were quite slow in getting started, but finally, the Old Grads came marching over. It was a long line, ranging from silver-haired old gentlemen, long since retired from active service, to spruce young lieutenants onlv a few vears graduated. The exercises were simple and im- pressive. All stood with bared heads while the choir sang " The Corps, " and the " Alma Mater. ' ' It is at such times that the real meaning and spirit of West Point are intensified in a cadet ' s heart. . . . Immediately after the exercises, we formed on the plain for review by the Old Grads. The long line headed by General Pershing, seemed to have grown by thousands. Judging from re- marks dropped along the way, the Old Grads were gleefully remembering their cadet days. ' ait till get to be a general ! ... The an- nual wild and wooly pandemonium raged at dinner today — a riot more suited to live in our memories than in jirint. ... A delighlful re- ception was tendered to the First Class and their friends by the Superintendent at his Quarters I J Two hundred forty-four 1 I i early in the afternoon. We lesser lights were not among those eligil)le. . . . Graduation Par- ade ! The only time the Corps is reviewed by the Corps. My memories are but a few vivid impressions : two long lines in grey and white that formed in front of the Corps at " Graduates front and center, ' ' and inarched up to the visi- tors ' benches, a choke in my throat at ' ' Auld Lang Syne " and " Home Sweet Home, ' ' and marching at " Eyes Right " until I was dizzy — after that a general hoarseness descends over my memory. . . . Recognition defies description, for human happiness rarely reaches such heights as in those few minutes. It must be lived to be understood. . . . For sheer beauty Graduation 1 lop is unsurpassed. There is a warm, myster- ious glow of romance that lends it a color of its own. The hop passed all too quickly. Too soon the soft strains of " Army Blue " came to our ears, and we stood in silence while only the grad- uates of tomorrow danced their last hop as cadets. JUXE TWELFTH. Graduation day at last ! Gusty, with scudding clouds and a hint of rain, Ijut no dampening of spirits t ten o ' clock the Corps marched over to the Battle Monument for Graduation exercises. General Pershing de- livered the address, and it may be safely stated that never has a graduation address been more thoroughly enjoyed — even by Furlough-mad and impatient Yearlings. Recognizing that the young are (unfortunately) intolerant of lengtliy advice, the General ' s words of advice were few and concise. The remainder of his address was a series of informal and delightful reminiscences of his cadet days. . . . The diplomas were de- livered by General Pershing and General Mines, now chief of staff. From the first engineer to the last goat, each man received his well-deserved ai ])lause. . . . The " long grey line " has added another link to its chain. The old order changeth — a new era has begun. I J Tzvo hundred forty-five pOCI£TAL Evolution is more rapid, perhaps, with a West Pointer than with any other known man. For the entering plebe class il has its infinite variations; and, by arti- ficial, rather than by natural, selection the nouveau cadet becomes one of the species. Only the fittest survive in the struggle; and having once become adapted to this environment, the survivor stands apart, clearly marked by definite characteristics of both vices and virtues. His virtues I do not care to enumerate — if they exist, virtue is its o w n reward. His one great vice, I am afraid, is con- ceit, bred into him by the iron mold of West Point tradition. Both his friends and enemies accuse him of this fault, and to both, he answers alike, with a blase indifference to this particular correction. If he has stood a year of shameful humility, caustic discipline, and unjust rebuke, verily he will compensate himself with a pedestal, from which the scorn of hatred and the anxiety of love cannot shake him. This is an earmark of the species, and is essentially a military vice. Napoleon thought that the arc of heaven was bent for his shelter; Caesar knew no God, but was well content with his own strong arm for guidance; and Alexander returned to his vile dust, crying in despair for a worthy opponent. This trait will never change, nor will any other racial distinction of a West Pointer alter under the march of time. And this inflexibility, strange as it may seem, is almost invaluable to the army, for it enables a commander to predict ac- curately how his subordinates will behave under stress and strain. Coolness under criticism will be coolness under shrapnel ; inflexibility under praise will be steadfast- ness in victory. These reactions, although they be automatic, are often quite amus- ing; put the Cadet in a strange place, and } ' ou will see his soul revealed, as if for Saturday inspection. After weeks and weeks of frozen routine in barracks, it is ludicrous to see human instincts sprout forth on a hike o r a F o r t Wright trip. Indeed, it is the iMirt Wright and 1 1 i n e o 1 a trip that concerns us at jiresent, for in this period a cadet is in the vortex of a tor- nado, and is far removed from his military cradle and swaddling clothes. Like all other classes, the Class of ' 25 visited Mitchel Field and Fisher ' s Island immediately after a third stripe first adorned the sleeve. Although another class of the long gray line had become warlords. Providence had assigned a pe- culiar interest to the advent of ' 25. Surely, this was a year of promise; surely, every- body from the Prince to his horse must know that the Military Academy was, at last, on a sound working basis! Great things were ahead — deeds of military prowess and administrative achievement ! So, blinking and dull from a premature reveille the new warlords packed their packs, ate lireakfast in the mist and dark- ness, and marched down to the dock and the niine-i)lanter ( )rd. Now, the Ord was at the dock, with steam up; and the Tti ' o hundred forty-six ftil class was at the dock, with steam up. But kind observer, did you ever see a trip where there was not a delay at the dock — a delay wherein nobody did anything? Such a pause greeted the class at the dock, and such another pause, long and painful, hung over life after everybody was aboard. It was during this first inter- mission that the swearing, the wise-cracks, and the decisions that it was a terrible war arose from the throats of that assemblage of American youth. But the class was at last awake, for the feeble runt cat-calls and wise-cracks were already doing- counter battery work. W ithin five minute s after that huge liner was boarded, every stateroom, every member of the crew, the dining room, the engine room, and even the spare parts bux, had been investigated, dissected, and discarded, and, further- more, to all of these, appropriate grinds had been assigned. Nay more, things had already reached the stage at which the wide-awake declared thai such and such a grind was obsolescent. Beef had l)een found in the bulwarks, and eggs had been found in the hatchway; and, there being a dearth of eggs, recommendations arose from all sides that the shi]) be allowed to lay to. Also, the commanding officers and the mate of the craft had old familiar nicknames; a banjo and a guitar sounded off in the kitchen ; and back on the stern some rajjid naval construction took place, for the number of decks on board in- creased by leaps and bounds. The fiction hounds were also busy; they had im- provised steamer chairs, and with their backs to the rail, devoured their literature with avidity. It really looked like a long lilirary shelf arranged as follows : The Plastic Age, The Cosmo, The Red Book, The Plastic Age, Main Street, The Red Book, The Plastic Age, The Cosmo, The Post, The Plastic Age, The Plastic Age, The Post, Captain Billy, The Plastic Age, The Plastic Age, The Plastic Age, La Vie Parisienne, and last of all. The Plastic Age! Some of the troops slept in attitudes suggestive of pretzels and doughnuts; some snored, and some smiled with the smile of innocent children. Ah, the clever liars! The new makes, how- ever, did not sleep; they sat in groups, or stood in groups, with chins r a i s c d a n d slightly drawn in, with chests well arched, with shoulders drawn S(|uare!y back, with heels together, and toes apart ' like a duck ' s) at angles varying from forty-four to forty-six degrees, with eyes straight to the front, and with kneesasclose together as the con- formation of the body would i)ermit. The captains were well satisfied, and registered looks of stern and invincible superiority, not. however, without an occasional glance at the shoulder to see that that chevron was still in ])lace. The lieutenants stood in their groups, wondering why they w ' ere not captains, and firmly convinced that they should be. This they expressed by looks of stern defiance and scorn. The top kicks, poor lads, hung over the rail and gazed into the black waters below-. They expressed their feelings by looks of cold and fathomless despair. The line ser- geants behaved nearly naturally and the bucks absolutelv so. ' i wo linndrcd forty-seven This, then, was the First Class — the most dig- nified, mature, manly and highly disciplined body of men in the world. The Ord, with a quiver and a throb, shoved suddenly and unexpectedly off, amid the cries of the river rats, and the roars of the social lions on board. What a beautiful sight she was as she sped down the river with the brilliant white spume flying from her prow, and Old Glory flut- tering from her main mast ! There is no sight so awe-inspiring as that portraying man ' s conquest of the vast and fickle deep! Vultures, wheeling far overhead, saw the Ord ' s frightful speed, and expecting a wreck, wheeled lower and lower. But the first class rose up in a body and shook their fists, shouting in unison, " Begone nasty vul- tures, begone ! " And the nasty vultures bewent with screams of terror. Now, as the day grew brighter, crafts of all types from the great piers at New York sailed up the river; there were passengers and freighters, all with trim, neat stream-lines, but none was so spick and span as the Ord. And when people on those boats saw the Ord, they hailed her with de- light, and exclaimed, " There goes the First Class on the Ord ! " And they cheered madly. Where- upon, Charles Saltzman, the president and colonel, bowed from the bow and made a clear-cut five- minute speech of gratitude and welcome. The people on the other boats applauded this act, and went their way upstream, with tears of happiness streaming down their cheeks. And the class, catching the spirit of the occasion, chanted, " Here comes the First Class on the Ord. " All except Charlie Earth, of course, who wasn ' t quite con- vinced that the chant was official. Meanwhile, the Ord had reached New York and stopped by one of the most distinguished piers of our American nobility. The delay here was reasonably short, just sufficient, in fact, to allow for some coaling. It was interesting to see the Bronx coolies scurrying about with coal scuttles on their backs ; they formed a line, a bucket brigade, and as they passed coal down to the hold, they sang, " Who are you, on the Ord? " ' and the class came back with its thun- derous hymn, " We are the First Class, on the Ord. " Soon the coaling was completed, and the good ship once more sailed out into the Hudson, and around the Battery. New York, with its sky- scrapers, cathedrals, slums, and busy thorough- fares, was left behind. And as the noises of the city died down, a long, cadent harmony smote the ears. The pulsing beat of rolling billows, the sob of waves against rocks, the low, clear bass of tidal strains swelled in one great symphony to heaven. " What, " asked someone, " is that celes- tial music? " " It is Long Island Sound, " his comrade answered, and they all fell asleep, lulled by the crystalline lilt of those limpid stones. The next stop was at Fort Totten, the parting of the ways. The first six companies were to travel on to Fort Wright, while the last six were to proceed overland, to JMitchel Field, Long Island. Here, indeed, was a scene to bring tears to the eyes of one not accustomed to the hard- ships of military life. Runts were torn from the Tu ' O hundred fotly-cight t I embrace of flankers ; many hurrietl farewells were broken by the rude jostling and curses of the soldiers. With heartrending cries, the two halves of the class were parted, and went their respective ways. By this operation, the runt battalion was cut in half, leaving, with each group, two companies of runts and four of cadets. So, from then on, the trip assumed a more becoming appearance. Let us, now, consider the companies that journeyed directly to JNlitchel Field. The road to Mineola wormed through some of Long Island ' s most rugged scenery, and, as army trucks have no shock absorbers, cushions, tile floors, nor other modern conveniences, the ruggedness of the road was transmitted perfectly to the cadets. This, as one might presume, jarred their finer .sensibilities, but the trip was pleasant withal, for many goodly damsels threw up their windows as the trucks passed, and waved hearty welcomes with their little linen handkerchiefs. Passing through Greatneck, the voyagers held their thumbs up, and passing through Littleneck, they promptly turned their thumbs down again. There were very few men in the class who had ever been in airplanes before, so the majority approached Mitchel Field with considerable mis- givings. This color was heightened greatly by the presence along the roadside of three churches, five graveyards and ten undertakers ' establish- ments. And at short intervals there were heaps of broken metal and torn canvas, inscribed with the following legends : 1. Lieutenant X made a forced landing here. 2. Lieutenant 7. was much loved and respected but he jazzed his engine. 3. The late Lieutenant A is a washout. 4. Lieutenant E ' s i)ropcller is somewhere out in the ocean. They were all lieutenants, so young and brave. " .Ml, " said a cheerful soul, " in twelve more months, perhaps we shall all be lieutenants. " [itchcl Field is not noted for .scenic beauty. l ' " or miles around the land is as flat as beer after long e- ])osure to air and sunshine; the trees, on the field itself, are dwarfed and scattered. Where grass has been able to penetrate the dust and cinders, it holds hands with tough looking weeds, and with a yellow, sickly grin, stares humanity out of countenance. A car line, with rusty rails, shoots across the region as if in a hurry to clear out. Near the entrance a wire fence has been erected for the sole purpose of attaching a gate to it : where this fence ends, I am not prepared to state, but I know that it does not stretch clear around the reservation. The field is divided into two parts — one for personnel and equipment, and the other for accidents. The salient feature of the personnel section is " the quadrangle, " an iron-fenced enclosure wherein lie the remains of l)ombers, Jennies, and flaming coffins, brought in from the accident section. There are, also, officers ' quarters, administrative buildings, and barracks. The accident section is the field proper; hangars line the edges, but the field is, of neces- sity, vacant. There is nothing overhead except Ttvo hundred forty-nine heaven, and ncjthing beneath, I presume, except hell. When tlie clas,s reached barracks, there was no one visible except the Fifth Squadron dog. Soon, however. O ' Brien, the soldier in charge of bar- racks, came out and made a sign of welcome. Tile interior was a severe shock ; the first man that entered politeh explained to O ' Brien that he had brought no horses; O ' Brien, however, proved that this was home by showing four long rows of beds. Whereupon the class unpacked, made its beds, and disrobed for its bath. Then the trouble started. It was easy enough to dis- robe and fairly easy to borrow a towel and some soap, but after that there were difficulties. Soon, however, a clever lad found a wash-basin under a bed, and filled it with water from a rain barrel. This was luxury indeed. All six companies crowded in, laved themselves with the cooling fiuid, splashed water on each other, danced about and sang with the jiure joy of living. Night fell soon after supper, and with it fell a pall of melancholy. I have yet to see a crowd of young men exempt from homesickness — home- sickness either for ever, a distinct feeling of being lost and out of place. The lights were dim ; there was no mail ; the place was strange, and the night without silent and mysterious. Nearly any change would have been welcome — a soft voice, a caress of a soft hand, a feminine smile, would have brought relief. I can readily conceive the awfvd loneliness of a |)rimitive man, unmated and wandering in the silence of a primeval night. Man is deeply emo- tional, and the class at Mitchel Field that night suffered an emotion that was Kons old. The average cadet, perhaps, will deny those last few statements, but I can testify that all conversations in barracks on that evening were hushed and suppressed ; words were few, and laughter was scarce. The following night, when slight ac- quaintance made the place seem familiar, witnessed a remarkable contrast; the order of the evening was gaiety and hilarity. To augment the discomfort, the Air Service turned out death warrants and wills for each cadet to sign, as well as a sheet of rules for conduct in case of accident. Each cadet signed a paper absolving the government of responsi- b i 1 i t ' for his i Two hundred fifty " When an aeroplane catches fire, as it. in all probability will, cover your face, etc. " " Do not jump until you can see the whites of your eyes. ' ' " Never seize the controls until the pilot has been thrown out or mangled. " These statements are exaggerated, but they serve to transmit the im- pression created. Work started the next morning. The first few minutes beheld a furious flying circus ; level flight was out of the question. Tiien the inevitable accident happened — the plane bearing Cadet Haskell Cleaves crashed to the earth from a height of about one hundred and fifty feet. Cleaves woke up some time later, with nothing wrong except some broken ribs. He testifies that for the first hundred feet down he thought the pilot was stunting, but for the last fifty feet he smelled a rat. . t this point. I wish to ofl: ' er an excuse for the mucli abused, l)ut innocent, cigarette. ' hen Cleaves ' plane crashed, a host of men, who had never seen a similar event, witnessed the accident. It was culculated to turn their stomachs, and, in fact, every one present varied between pale green and a pale blue in complexion. As if by a com- mand, each man. with one or two exceptions, lit up a skag and calmed down. This throws some light on why the air service smokes so iiabitually ; tobacco is a sedative, and whatever be its bad effects, it serves that one good purpose. Recourse to a cigarette in time of pain, or of imminent death, is not necessarily heroism ; it is, generally, a means of obtaining relief from nervousness. The remainder of the time at Mitchel Field was a picnic ; indeed, the mess hall served picnic lunches. In the mornings when there was no fog, the class had periods in flying, examining planes, guns, and repair shops, and in sleeping in the photography section. Of social life at the ]ii st, there was none ; the leaves to New York, which were numenuis that week, fall beyond the realms of my story. However, in that one week, everyone a c - q u i r e d a n e w line, an entirely new s steni of slang, a devil- may-care aviator ' s attitude, and some exceedingly valu- able and interest- ing experience. The personnel was composed of keen files and gentlemen who extended every hospitality at their disposal. From Mitchel Field, the class mine-planted its weary way to Fort H. G. ' right, where a week of social gaiety awaited it. The physical aspect of the island, in the first place, is pleasing. It lies like an emerald driven into the top of a sapphire ; the sea pounds against it on all sides, and rolls back upon its own un- measured depths and distances. Ships pass in the night, and ships pass in the daytime, all unconscious of the fact that deep-throated guns tolerate their presence, not because of weakness, but because of certain legal fetters. Fort Wright occupies only a portion of this kingdom; a golf course and a country club fill the other half. From the sea, all that is visible is a low-lying piece of green earth ; the parapets appear as peaceful and harm- less as a pasture land. From the land, however, the aspect is more grim and martial. It was in these pits that the class spent the mornings, learning to ram home, to lay and relay, and to operate range tables. Firing was delayed until the last day. It was well, indeed, that this delay existed, for one day ' s firing placed everyone in the class of the physi- cally luifit. It is not the noise of a twelve-inch mortar that hurts ; it is the concussion, the blow that hits one in the chest and then sits on one, the strain that pulls one ' s eyeballs out, and ex- tracts and twists one ' s eardrums, the stress that mutilates one ' s backbone. After the first shot from the mortar, the section stood, stricken and wounded. Could this be correct, or had a volcano broken loose? For indeed, chaos reigned — that hot blast was like a cyclone from the regions of the damned ; that recoil was like the trembling of Etna ; and that gigantic roar was the roar of the pillars of Heaven, falling in a stately ruin. But everyone lived to fire the next shot, and the next, and a whole series of shots after that. Coast defense, however, was not the important item in life at Fort ' r i g h t. N e w London sent over a crusade, an army of young u; o s s a m e r s of flimsy creations, of bewitching Tivo hundred fifty-one eyes, of slentk-r forms, and daiicint; feet. They came in a Ijody, and stood on the dock at F(.)rt Wright while the cadets drew lots — lots and lots. And, as each man drew his partner and walked up the street with her, there arose from the polloi shouts of " Bravo ! Bravo ! " Whereupon, the young thing on his arm tittered sweetly, but he held his head high and looked straight to the front, as if bent on a Promethean purpose. Promethean in- deed — bringing fire to the heart of a young man, in his twenties, and a first classman ! The real fire of Prometheus is cold glittering ice beside this searing blue flame. There was dancing in the service club — swaying, hesitating, palpitating ! love at last sight! Small dramas, mock tragedies, real comedies — the essence of life concentrated in a few short moments ! This was the Coast, the domestic branch ! Dreams must not exist forever, for they be- come too real — they become existence again. How could a West Pointer appreciate his moments of freedom if he never returned to his Bastille and his Zion City? The return to the Point was not sad, it was welcome in a way, because, although the T. D. required cadets to carry spare clothes, they did not provide for a laundry. This remark should be self explanatory. So, another stage of Societal Evolution was accomplished ; the class had had two new ex- jieriences, had seen many lands and learned strange tongues. Thus equipped, the warlords marched back, triumphant, to the new-fledged vearlings. Tti ' o hundred fifty-tivo MOVE TO CAMP RE the translucent mists of a dawning day had been thorouglily dissipated by the golden glory of a perfect — it Zi ' os darned early in the morning. A strag- gling mob of burdened creatures deployed across the plain, and then, in section columns entered camp. In general, it resembled a crowd of impoverished tenement dwellers being driven forth, hf)Usehold goods on back, by a flinty land- The new first classmen were marching to their second summer camp while the new yearlings were just being initiated to the famous soiree. Ap])roximately one hundred and six years ago, so runs the Plebe r.ible, the Corps of Cadets was first kept under canvas for the summer. No doubt those charter scholars hung their extra pair of shoes over their shoulders, F. D. coats over left arms and were set for installation. The cadet-driven trucks proved invaluable for adding to the color of the scene and to the con- fusion. They madly plied between the areas and camp, enthusiastically dumping " I I ' " Company lockers at the feet of prematurely elated " K " Company representatives. The ingenious methods of conveyance invented by the rank and file would have extracted ad- miring gasps from a professional mover. Two kaydets would stagger into view carrying the ends of a broom from which suspended a festoon of coats, trou on hangers, and campaign hats. ( )n their heads would be a precarious pile of dress caps, and on their free shoulders were several bloated laundry bags. The model tents proved to be the height of efficiency, the acme of convenience — in short, quite the berries. Little did we realize that, just as soon as all was settled, the flighty T. D. would conclude that, no — the cots had better be here, the hooks placed thusly and — well, everything had better be changed. The most blase citizen of Cornwall confessed to feeling startled when faint gnashings of teeth echoed up the river. The cheering factor which became apparent as soon as camp started was that nine-tenths of the things carried to camp proved useless and had to be taken back, while every Sunday afternoon found disgruntled cadets shifting trunks in dustv locker rooms — vainly seeking articles which should have been taken in the first place. r.ut, taken all in all, the experience was valu- ahle : and, like our hops, at least, unique. When one of our future officers is married and sur- rounded by a group of disrespectful descendants, a little thing like packing clothes, furniture and family in three days will be a sinecure. In the midst of the confusion, this ex-cadet will be heard declaiming, " This is nothing — I remember when we moved to camp, " . nd we fear that the Inisy audience will hea e a sigh of recognition of an eft-told tale. Two Inindred fifty-three NDEPENDENCE DAY— histori- cally significant for two things, the signing of the Declaration of In- dependence and, even more vivid to our memories, for reveille, July fourth, nineteen twenty-four. Hardly had the nation ' s " pampered ])ests " ' estahlished themselves in Kamj) Klinton hefore they proceeded to tie a tin can to kaydet grey and don the informal reveille regalia. All this happened on firecracker day. The hellcats opened up in full lilast. In- stead (if the customcry drum and Imglc f|uartet the entire band, attired in E. D., played a familiar tune. This was the first of a series of indications that something unusual was i)opping. ] )eginning at the head of the b ' irsl rialtalion street, the 1)and made a jjarade through the whole camp. The ]iie-eyed pij ers drew the Eirst Classmen from their Ciold Medal cots. The yearlings, to i, forsook their couches, garbed themselves in a])i)ro])riate habili- ments and swelled the already large procession. Whether the Klintonites were demon- strating a futuristic idea of reveille ap- parel or were retrogressing to the fig leaf styles of Eden has never been divulged. The types of raiment might suggest both. As the parade continued men girded in an amazing variety of costumes fell in. Crossbelts, E. D. coats and red sashes were favorites. In all cases trou were left behind. The non-snakes thought it an a])i)ropriate occasion to dirty up their 32- shekel white coats and grasped the chance. Some were attempting to stage a South Sea island scene but they lacked fig leaves and bamboo sjjrigs so they donned their wliile gloves and called it an artistic accomi)lishment. Tw i A ' ictor records suspended from the shoulders by frail strings were much in vogue. A big day it was for kodaks. When the sun came up the game was up because the light rellected from the binoculars in the hotel windows was almost blindins. Tii ' u Itundrcd fifty-four «• FIRST CLASS SMOKER TO YEARLINGS UNDAY ni. iit, July the sixili, tlic old moon peeped over old Fori Clinton and said, " Well, I ' ll be eclipsed! I ' ve been peeping over the ])arapet for a long time, during which I ' ve beamed, smiled, frowned and looked knowingly on all kinds of forma- tions, but never anything like this. ' ' Around a central ring were seated year- lings and first classmen, indiscriminately mixed, and all more or less dressed in nondescript uniforms. Each man manip- ulated an army bean shovel with the rap- idity of a negro tra]) druninuT and the precision of a Chinaman handling a chop- stick. Within the ring of light the scene varied from time to time. First two men struggled: muscle beat on muscle and the cracking thud of leather on leather sounded. Then it shifted to a lighter vein ; three clowns claimed the brightl - lighted center and sang for the benefit of the yearlings a little ditty, " Yes, we have no ammunition today. " The yearlings covered their shame by pretended appre- ciation. Now only one man was to be seen in the center. He told how one of the new plebes had begged to be allowed to take niT his lefl glove when taking the oath, inasmuch as he was left handed. b ' ver and anon there arose from the ' . M. C. A. tent strains of music that might well have made the fat face of Paul Whiteman tremble with emotion. In the attempt to keep their jaws in step, the hungry mob consumed sixty gallons of ice cream, one hundred pounds of cakes and eighty gallons of punch. The First Class promoted this little rite to the great god Buddahl for the sole pur- l)ose of drawing the two classes nearer together in a spirit of co-operation and friendship in order that they, working together, might make the summer of 1924 the best possible for everyone concerned. I ' or a while one might have mistaken the l)arty for a football rally. The captain of the team made some encouraging re- marks, after which some of the old foot- ball songs again rang out in the night air. That this friendly spirit of class co- operation lasted throughout the summer was evidenced by the feed hop given by the yearlings to the first class later in the summer. Tn ' o hundred fifty-five THE ART OF WAR INFANTRY X the morning of tlic first battle I was rudelv awakened by the dulcet strain of the Hellcats ' daily paean to the rising sun. ( )nly on that particular morning. the sun had not yet risoi. It was only 4:50 A. M., and daylight saving time at that. . ftcr lireakfast I had a presentiment that all was not right with the world. I remembered that I had to roll mv pack. All good infantrymen al- ways carr ' a pack on a march. Well, after the final little things had been done, like taking a last. long, lingering drag from a skag and fix- ing the tin derby on my pack for the thirty-sec- tind time, I was ready to go. I do not know how long we had been march- ing but T do know that it was a warm morning. A halt ! About time ! Fifteen minutes, but when we took up the march again we were minus our pack rolls. With these heavy burdens ofif our shoulders we took a keener interest in the bright morning ; conversation and arguments flourished ; bursts of song came fron here and there along the column ; and in such manner we passed Long Pond, passed the little white house by the road- side where the kids stood on the front porch and waved at us. Soon we turned ofif to the left and marched up the dirt highway into the enemy ' s territory. Forest of Dean Mines ! Nothing but a collec- tion of shabby houses and one store: Puritas Ice Cream ! Can I ever forget that sign? For a plate of ice cream I would cheerfully have risked a courtmartial. We reached the site of the ne.xt day ' s battle. The enemy were reported to have taken up a position some odd miles to the south. Our artil- lery had already gone into position and the cav- alry was patrolling the front. The infantry was to go into position on the hillside. In spite of black, overhanging clouds, which were hurtling closer and closer, we began our fox holes, digging them with our miniature spades and picks. I had just decided that mine was large enough to hold me if I curled up in a very small ball, when — the storm broke. The troops dashed for the little cover that was offered by the woods on top of the hill. Soon that was worse than nothing, for the leaves caught the rain drops and converted them into streams which ran down our necks. After having partaken of our P. M. E. lunches we returned to our fox holes and deposited therein paper silhouettes of ourselves. We actually go into position one day and on the next day we change around and attack the same position. After the battle we examine ourselves, represented by the paper targets, and see how badly we shot our- selves up. f - .. r " - : P Two hundred fifty-six FIELD ARTILLERY (_)R twelve da} ' s the mornings at West Point were filled with the intermittent noise of cannon fire. We were receiving our preliminary instruction previous to the second Battle of the Tome. One l)right Thursday morning we assembled on the cavalry plain. A battery of field artillery equipped and ready for " Drivers prepare to mount ' " awaited us. The first thing I did after I had strapped my ]iack to the ofif horse was to make the acquaintance of my constant companions for the ne.xt two days — the wheel pair. They seemed gentle enough hut I distrusted the questioning look in their eyes. Then through the sleepy village of Highland Falls, as I swayed to and fro on the wide haunches of my respectable mount. I wondered if anything short of an earthcpiake could jolt these High- landers out of their usual calm attitude, . fter a mile or so, we arrived at the cross roads where we joined the main body. Rain! It seemed that our advent into the valley of the I ' ojxjlopen was a signal to the clouds to release all the water they had stored since the first maneuver. It never would rain back at camp where a rain would have meant a cessation of duties for the da ' . The nuid. steaming horses. the dirty cannon, dripping leather and torn canvas caused the Field Artillery to lose fifty per cent of its adherents that day. At this point, one detail of pitching camp deserves especial mention. The picket line is a two-inch rope stretched from caisson to caisson when these pieces are placed in line at intervals of about fifteen feet. The painful part of the task comes in stretching the rope. It must be stretched tight because the horses are hitched to it. So each caisson must in turn be lifted off the ground. When it drops back to the ground, it takes up the slack. Since each caisson weighs about half a ton, the physical effort required is appreciable. About four o ' clock water call sounded. I escorted m - two horses to the brink of the Popol- open. This was the supreme test of their regard for me. John Haskell bet me they would. I bet they would not. They did. Into the stream they dragged me, clothes and all. Mv i art in the brittle next day was a dozy one. After we drove the guns into position, we rode off to a secluded spot behind the battery. W ' e made the horses secure and went to sleej). The battle was com])leted. We were as usual. Everyone had lost the moisture collected the previous day. Spirits ascended and so did field artillerv stock, but wc vanU ' (l to go liome. % ' - ' ' r- vj i-» - ( Two hwuired fifty-seven HE last hike ! With what desire have I looked forward, since my first practice march to seeing the completion of hikes, and now. the time was at hand. Two more days under the shadow of the Torne and I could say farewell for a while to mess kits, heans, marching shoes, mosquito liars, and fitful slumber on uneven ground. The mule I drew was one of these solid, con- tented-looking creatures, whose sole ambition was to rest in peace, but whose sole labor was to annov his rider l y the most petty means. He had one blue, and one black e}e. But his ears, — ah ! There was poetry of motion. Weaving backward and forward, now sideways, now making complete circles about his massive head, they fascinated me and held me as a snake holds its victim by the power of its eye. In fact. I became so involved in watching those ears that Old Bony led me into several brier patches where my legs received various grievous scratches. When we arrived at camp, an old friend was waiting to greet us. The rain ! How it did rain that day ! When I am an old gray-bearded T7t ' o hundred fifty-eight lieutenant, I shall remember the soddenness and blueness of it all — wet ponchos and crawling into soaked pup tents. Even nature felt dismal. The bald head of the Torne covered itself with a inistv cloud and settled down to sleep. Then dusk settled down upon a wet world. I went to see my derelict. Bony. Drenched and dejected he looked at me with weary eyes. His misery was too much for me ; I gulped and returned to camp. I found my personal puddle and took possession. That battle ! There we were on the side of an open hill, the wind driving the pouring rain full in our faces. T forsook the dreary scene of five machine guns all in line, pounding away at a distant target. I had not gone a hundred yards along the road when my eyes met a curious sight. " hether this apparition was man or beast, I could not discern; closer view gave me a vision rare to behold. Perched precariously on a run- away mule w-as a shape. This queer thing was wrapped entirely in a poncho. It could neither see nor be seen. On swept the mule, now on the path, now in the woods, when — bang! I heard a crash and a thud as flesh met a goodly limb of a tree. I ran forward and unwound the shining folds of poncho that enveloped this daring Don Quixote, Swede l nderwood. There ' s not much more to say about that hike. Along towards noon the rain stopped and we began our march home. There was work to do. One day until Camp Illumination. Two hundred fifly-iune HE life of every social group possesses some romantic quality. Each group has a set of folkways, more or less recognized, which may be regarded from divers points of view. It is a dramatization of this quality and of these folkways that furnishes the intangible something that kaydets and friends of the Corps like about Color Lines. The soft evening of July 13th was open- ing night for the season of 1924. A crash of the cymbal, a blare of the trumpet, and the curtain did not rise for there wasn ' t any, but anyway, the show was on. The audience, which consisted of officers, civil- ians and cadets (kaydets without dress coats duly segregated) awaited the issue. The orchestra must have satisfied them for no missiles were hurled. And well might ihey be satisfied fi)i- ii consisted of eight instruments, all of them manned by men of previous high i)r o f c ss ional standing. Probably the hit of the evening was Mercer ' s Egyptian song. King Tut had been reincarnated and had come to West Point for a visit. First he went to the mess hall where : " The men were cafincj cold corned beef and z ' cal. I saw across his face a h ok of recognition steal, He reco ]ui:::ed the cozv he ' d killed, Ten thousand years ago. ten thousand years ago. " " And then he ambled dozvn on I ' lirtation Walk. H ' here he sazv the femmes he ' d knoivn. Ten fhoiisaiid years ago. ten thousand ears ago. " Several other acts were given, all of them excellent. A burlesque on cadet troubles by Horner, the hopeless, was es- jjccially well done. As a conclusion, Airan and Kost played " Roses of Picardy " in a wav that sent everyone home in a senti- mental mood. Another Sunday night found us again gathered around the open-air stage wait- ing- to be entertained. On one side of the Two hundred sixty hedge cadets lay on their red comforters, smoking and cracking wise as usual ; on the western side, cadets explained things to their visitors, who are always with us during the pleasant months of summer. The orchestra was all the better for its week of practice. Wells gave a country constable act that was well received. The presentation of a goat section in French was the funniest single act of the summer. They acted perfectly naturally. A bona-fide French instructor in the audience was so overcome that he fell ofif his camp stool in convulsions. Cleaves ' masterly handling of the piano calmed the audience; a barl)er-shop quartet ended the show and made its escape without injury. The third Culor Line was the best of the lot. Some ery kind officer went so far as to say that it was the best he had ever witnessed. The first act was a series of tableaux I ' lzvnts taken from Pointer ads. The mannikin tnr ilie Kantleak Tent Co. was draped with a poncho and encumbered with a huge umbrella. Tiny Hewitt, swaddled in wliat was alisulutely correct for the baliy, adver- tised the Coast Artillery. .M. X ' izav ' s h( i)i)ing lessims were caricatured in a sketch entitled " The Dancing Flei)liant s, " alil_ Mike C.eraghty. A custom (if long stand- calls for one night of ])lel)e talent. I ' erhaps the features, a good whistle song by Parham, and several good sketches. The best of these was one in which the interjection " Ah " was the only word in the dialogue. The manner in which this word was made to express various meanings was very clever. Color Line entertainments have been for years a never-dimming bright spot in summer camp recreational activities. With free mind and light spirit the latent talents of the corps in sorig, verse and caricature are marshalled for the enter- tainment of cadets and visitors. There ' s good talent, bad talent, and yet again just plain mediocre talent, but seldom indeed is a program contrived without some real humor and artistic ability. Certainly this summer we were fortunate in having available a variety of talent to carry on Color Line traditional entertainments in pleasing fashion. It is an important mission, this business of entertaimnent for the camj) — that is placed in the hands of cadet committees — subject, of course, to official censorship. In conclusion, we would like to state that the committees in charge accomplished their m i s s i o n in a way which strengthened the existing suspicion that the classes of " 25 and ' 27 were going to Tivo hundred sixty-one SUMMER SPORTS I AIMER sports this year, as before, played a major part in making camp life llie complete success it proved to be. We have yet to witness the form of diversion that will arouse more excitement, rivalry, and even speculation, than the various and sundry " young Olympic " ' contests which held sway in Camp Clinton this summer. For once the most inveterate " snakes " and " P. S. ers " gave up their strolls on flirtation walk and even temporarily forgot sweethearts and O. A. O. ' s, that they might root for their company or take part in winning for it a victory. Besides forming one of the chief amusements for the men in camp, these sports prove beneficial to the Corps in discovering much new material which later helps to fill and strengthen the ranks of the Corps squad. This development uncovers material largely to be found among the yearlings, for in every new class there are athletes who are forced to spend most of their time on their academics, and with the troubles of their plebe year. The sports in camp offer an excellent opportunity to show their ability. The plebes also are given brief respites from their daily grind in the form of short periods of intramural athletics, in which they receive instruction in the various sports, football, baseball, track, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. They are coached by upper classmen who are thoroughly qualified for the work, as they are chosen from Corps squads. This method has obtained fine results in that the new men get the best of instruction and at the same time give the upper classmen a chance to pick out the good material with a view toward bettering their respective squads when the fall and spring seasons begin. BASEBALL LL summer there were only three Baseball Leagues whose destinies were zealously followed by the inmates of Clinton-on-Hudson, the American League, the National League, and Hans Lobert ' s Summer League. This league was created by Hans several years ago and is the center of all interest in every Summer Camp. The end of every summer finds two outstanding teams locked in a furious struggle for supremacy in the " Little World Series. " The nineteen twenty-four league opened with the six company teams lined up, and each con- fident of its ability to crash through the season with a thousand per cent. Ritchie was general manager of the league, and after nights of wrestling with afternoon dancing, swimming and lecture schedules finally evolved a schedule of games for the season, which allowed all the players to play every game. Each team played ever ' other team, and at the end of the schedule the two leading teams played a three-game series for the Corps championship. The season opened with a crash, and as the summer progressed the spirit waxed higher and higher as the quality of ball played improved. .About mid-season the two outstanding contenders for the Pennant crossed up — Second Company vs. Fifth Company. For three innings the game was a standstill. Both Tulley and Bryan were showing perfect control and receiving air-tight support in both infield and outfield. A break came in the fourth when Eddie Glavin, " the miniature, " Second Company ' s flashy short-stop, drove one to deep center and trotted home, bringing Ellinger and Baldwin with him. However the Fifth Com- pany was not at all daunted, but scored three in as many innings. With the score four to three in his favor, Bryan squelched the last rally and ended one of the hardest fought and best played games of the season. The game on July 30th really decided who was going to play the final series with the league- leading Second Company. After a worthy struggle, the Third Company, at top form, gave the Fifth Company their second defeat, — eleven to five, and thus eliminated them from the finals. Fifth Company ' s errors were responsible for her downfall, the hitting of both teams being equal. The " Junior World Series " opened on August 1 1 . with both teams at their best form and the weather perfect. The mighty " Babe " Bryan took the mound for the Second Company, and with a confident grin streaked a few fancy ones to " Dulch " Ellinger. Whitehouse held down the initial sack. Gray on second ; Glavin speared ' em at short, and " Jiggs " Brackett was the efficient cooling system for the " hot corner. ' ' Bill Wood, I ong an l I ' laldwin gathered the high ones in the biir lot. Tivo hundred sixty-two For the Third Company, " Hopper " Suttles flung " em over to Lovell by twisting and circuitous routes. Odell was on first, while Browning and Barnett proved a flashy combination at short and second. Harding holding third, Trapolino, Selby and Kirkpatrick were the last line of defense. For four hard innings strike-out followed strike-out. and put-out followed put-out, with no signs of weakness on either side. In the fifth frame Gray ' s single started a rally for the Second Company, which, aided and abetted by three errors, netted them two runs. Third Company came right back with a homer by Barnett in the sixth. Unfor- tunately no one was on base. The seventh found the Second Company busy with their bats, and before " Sut " could stem the tide, they had gar- nered four hits and three runs. In the ninth a timely hit by Glavin brought the total up to seven. Bryan smothered Third Company ' s last desperate rally in the ninth, after allowing one run. Score : Second Company, 7 ; Third Company, 2. August fifteenth found these two teams again lined up and rearin ' to get at each other. Solem had replaced Gray at second for the Second Company, while West relieved Trapolino in right for the Third Company. " Widder " Bryan was given a warm reception by Harding — Third Company ' s ieadoflf — who crashed the first ball l)itchcd against Cullum Hall for a home run. The liabe immediately retired the side on strike-outs. The Second Company started with a terrific l)atting rally, scoring two in the first and four in the second, Bill Wood ' s homer scoring two ahead of him. In the ne.xt frame " Wild Bill " returned Suttles ' service out of bounds for another free trip. It looked now like a runaway for the Second Comjiany, Init the runts couldn ' t sec it that way and proceeded to score seven in the next three times up. Score now eight to seven. Whitehouse tied it up in the seventh, when he crossed the plate on Wood ' s sacrifice fly. With the score tied in the eighth and two on, Solem drove one into the road and chased Gray and Glavin in ahead of him. Babe now rose to the occasion and ended a breath-taking game with two strike-outs and a grounder. Thus Second Company was crowned Camp Champions and became the proud pos- sessors of the gold baseballs given the winners by Hans Lobert. Hans went still further and the champions, with the runners-up as their guests, indulged in a most generous boodle fight, marred only by the absence of Hans, who was called to his home on business. Major Jones, Second Company ' s mentor during summer camp, presented the gold baseballs to the following players: EUinger, Wood, Brackett, Baldwin, Bryan, Bruner, Berilla, Ritchie, Gray, Long, Whitehouse, Glavin, Solem, Curtis and Gregg. On Sunday, August 17th, after the Corps Championship had been decided in favor of C-D Company, that aggregation of players known by the high-sounding name of " The All-Stars, " met and more or less easily defeated tne picked plebe team, which plainly showed the fact that its members had not played together enough to be well co-ordinated. The Plebe Squad, composed of Schepps, Meehan, Olin, Saunders, Blossfield, Hosch, Pickett, Cunningham, Jack, Robertson, Story, Lewis and Murrel, was managed by Hans Lobert. The All-Stars, led by " Fat " EUinger, were composed of Wood, Glavin, Browning, Barnett, Brackett, Emerson, Long, Bryan and Tulley, with Ritchie managing. The final score of ten to two in favor of the -Ml-Stars gives no intlications of the real char- acter of the game, for the plebes put up a game fight all through, being overwhelmed by superior team work. Tivo hundred sixty-three SUMMER TENNIS AND GOLF T lU _vou ever pass by the tennis courts in front of the library on a summer after- noon? Looked as if the national title was being contended for. Courts were always crowded, and it was impossible to yet better than " seconds " unless one wore bis tennis shoes to dinner. It is safe to say that the number who indulged in this pastime during summer camp were second only to those wlio wooed the gentle Morpheus, a kaydet " s chief pleasure in camp, (or any other place). But there were other matches of interest to ka ydets. Not to be outdone by other famous tennis clubs the inhabitants of the camp over by Ft. Clinton parapet courted a tennis tournament of their own. Forty entries were turned in for the singles and sixteen teams entered the doubles. This collection of entries contained a galaxy of stars, including the well known Sizemore, the runt Pilrre, our own " Haysus, " and a host of others. The entire tourney was full of upsets to the " dope. " Airan, who was destined for the semi- finals at least, lost his chance in the first round to Miller, A. M., this worthy being eliminated in the third round. Schull, who fared better in the doubles, played well for three rounds but lost in the fourth to Holton. The semi-finals found Holton matched against Pogue, and Ordway op- posing Gould. After two of the best matches of the tournament came the finals with Holton and Ordway as opponents. The former won the match in three sets, but the outcome was never certain until the last point had been made. Both played excellent tennis all through the match. The doubles furnished several close and in- teresting matches, too. The finals saw Miller and Schull playing Holton and Wiley, the title being won by the Miller-Schull combination. Through the kindness of Chaplain Wheat, who has ever been an ardent supporter of tennis here at the Academy, the winners of both singles and doubles tournament were presented with silver loving cups. GOLF ETWEEN the hard-fought inter- company baseball games, certain of the inmates of our Summer Resort found time for a little diversion of a lighter nature. Despite the fact that none of them knew the difference between a " dormy two " and an " eagle three ' they were able to get off a verj- well played golf tournament. There were four or five favorites, at first, hail- ing from as many different parts of the camp. Both runts and flankers swung viciously at the little white ball and both in turn swore eternal vengeance on the Ancient Scot who first invented the game. Finally, whether through disgust or inability to get down to the ball, the flankers began to drop out of the tournament, leaving two stalwart runts to fight over the camp champion- ship. Spillinger, a member of the First Class, peeked over the top of the sand box at Browning, a meek yearling. And then the battle began. Back and forth across the Plain, in and out of Battery Byrne, through and around " The Supe ' s Gardens " the two warriors whacked and hacked until with a last vicious putt. Spillinger handed the laurels o ' er to Champion Browning. Tn ' O hundred sixty-four Held by THE KAYDET LINE Established 1802 Bv Act of Congress S " . " . 99 TO ALL TRUE BELIEVERS, GREETINGS! E, the High Priests of the great god. Wanderlust, betake upon ourselves, not only the gigantic effort of Camp Illumination, but also the infinitely more tedious task of illuminating you. Realizing from the outset that your wistful wor- ship of the Wanderlust has probably only resulted in reckless excursions around pa ' s barn, and that you are steeped in the darkness of a most heathen ignorance, we have set a miniature world before you. The sails are set — anchors aweigh! Shake the shackles from your timid souls and taste the tang of your heart ' s desire ! If ye have burdens, prepare to shed them now. If ye be hungry — the food is free. If ye have tears, we will weep with you ; if ye be glad, join in our laughter. Tlu ' world is yours — make the most of it ! ( Beware of the siilinters ! Don ' t touch the wooden soldiers.) ' ' ALL ABOARD! " The " ( . . . ( ). " is a veritable floating palace with spacious decks, lounges, veranda cafes, gymnasium, running track, commodious state- rooms, three kinds of water (cold, colder, and damn cold), and large wardrobes; bedrooms and suites with private baths. Famous Cubbison cuisine and unexcelled plebe service (only one sitting for meals). Stately and palatial, the Kaydet Line Steamers float you swiftly and smoothly to your destination, operated by the experienced seamen of Popolopen Creek and veterans of the Pontoon Boat Races. R. Ti:s. — Our rates are reasonable, except for earlings and First Classmen. We have put a slight tax on them because they, being cadets, can well afford this added weight. Rail tickets and boodler ' s checks accepted. Automobiles, babies, and hip pockets must be checked at the Guard Dock until the return trip. Ttvo hundred sixty-five The order of your journey is, more or less, as you please, but the management has offered a few suggestions on the next page. Our ports include Mexico City, Paris, Hollywood, Hong- a-Pore. Memphis (of ancient Egy ' pt), and the little Indian village of Dust on-the- " ater. Sight- seeing tours to all points of interest, including the historic Torne, Flirtation Walk, and Fort Clinton Parapet, the second Sleepy Hollow. LA CIUDAD DE MEJICO. Arrive 8:15; Leave — it " able. Picturesque, romantic, old Chapultepec, the West Point of Mexico, presented in all its ancient glory by A-B Company. The Mexican cadets will give a review for his transitory generalship, General Palacio Ignacio Crombezio, and staff. Some very interesting features of cadet life (jMexican) will be portrayed, including the duties (Mexican), discipline (Mexican) and punish- ments. The latter are Mexican. Chapultepec will be staged on the Camp Parade. L,ater in the evening the keys of the glorious city will be given to our honored guests. There will be a real revolution in best Richard Harding Davis st}le. A rare presentation of the most modern and approved methods of assassina- tion will add real interest to your visit. Come and you will stay forever. C-D Co. OFFERS " PARIS " Paris le magnifique ! Paris le beau Ah ! Messieurs et Mesdames, welcome to our grande viUe. Paris by day — ! There ees no more beautiful town ; but, Paris by night ! A-h-h-h ! That ' s where we are tonight ! Montmartre — vortex of the passions of the Continent. We invite you to our cher Montmartre. The Montmartre of white lights, gay Apaches, grisettes, tout n ' importe quoi. And when you sober up, pass down the Grandes Boulevards to the Quartier Latin, where our more talented and studious artists dine on love and the Muses. Ah ! ' tis here. Messieurs, that you may see ze bleeding heart of gay -Paree. Ze grande attractions consist of two perform- ances of " Les Folies Bergeres " au theatre Mont- martre (at 9:30 and 11 :00 o ' clock) and our own Murders of the Rue Morgue — which may happen any time you pass. Ze great prison of the Bastille has already fallen, but we are not responsible if some other construction should tumble on you. Fortunate indeed is he who visits notre Paris le beau — even though one may depart with aching heart and head, and yet others may not depart at all. Nevertheless — J ' cncc Messieurs, notre Parec zcclcomes you. Ir ' roceed oniiurd traveller, to the Qity of Z hryskii chu-ivf ' , the Sacved. Two hundred sixty-six E-F Co.— THE CITY OF ZBRYS- KMCHNWF, THE SACRED. Arrive: io:oo; Leave: Entranced. You ' ve all heard of Eg ' pt with its mysterious shrines, its fabulous wealth of gold, gems, and beautiful women — its tombs of departed nionarchs, its desert sands, hiding the mysteries and secrets of past ages, hiding tales of death, of life, and of love; of its mirages, oiTering to the weary traveler a glimpse of the promised oases. You, weary traveller, have traveled through many lands this night. Xow tarry with us, we pray thee, at this our tent city — no mirage, but in truth an Oasis, where you may meet the dwellers of our fair country and partake of a bit of re- freshment and entertainment with them. At this time we bare to the eyes of the infidel the sacred tomb of our most potent King, Tut-ankh-amen. the inner chambers of the Sultan ' s harem, where Cleopatra and her ladies keep their fairness hidden from a prying, too-curious West. W ' c offer you, in the bazaars of our streets, the choicest of silks, of rugs, and of spices ; our Wise Men will tell you of the future through tlie medium of the Crystal. You may invade for one night the sacred precincts of our mosques anil of our pyra- way to the Palace of the Sultan, the doors of which are thrown open to you. Here you may behold the choicest, most talented entertainers of Egy ' pt — an " Egyptian Fantastique, " " A Duet in E and F, " " Gallagher and Shean a la Egypt, ' ' and, lastly " The Four Horsemen of the Popolopen. " ' Friends — we greet you — May the blessing of -Vllah go with you ! On with the Dirty Work ! HOLLYWOOD. Arrive: Any timej Leave: Same. G-H Co. Presents Hollywood the Damned We have assembled, for this occasion, the best talent in the world of the silver screen. For one crimson night, the doors of Hollywood will be thrown open to the public eje ; then, when the public eye is blind, these doors will close forever. If you wish to see gambling in its most pernicious forms — visit us. If you wish to see crime at its worst — visit us. We have experts who will tell your fortune and your misfortune ; we have directors who will misplace you in leading roles upon request. We have the greatest movie houses in the world. All this we offer under the warm glimmering stars of California. Visit us, but tell what you see at your own risk. W ' e have no main per- formances — all our attrac- t i o n s are supreme. We set no special time — visit us at ' o u r Two hundred si.vty-seven VISIT THE ORIENTAL TOWN OF HONG-A-PORE WITH I-K Co. Arrive — Walking: 10:30 p. ni.; Leave; ? Db not fail to make the excursion to Hong-a- pore, the beauitful, the exotic. Here is the Gibraltar of the East. Hong-a-pore weather would make Los Angeles seem like a rainy day on a Doughboy hike. Here is the white man ' s Riviera of the Orient. Here is Aliami, White Sulphur, and San Diego all in one. Here one walks or takes a rickshaw (first aid tent one aisle to the left). Here is mixed a smart cosmopohtan society and the thrilling, dangerous Eoxer ele- inent. The main feature is a Boxer uprising. A brief plot follows: Miss Lead, the daughter of a wealthy Jersey City banker, is walking through the main street of Hong-a-pore in her da inty blue rickshaw, accompanied by her financier, Claude Wither- spoon. Suddenly the Boxers uprise ! Miss Lead is rudely seized and dragged to the bandits ' lair. The ambassador is unable to save the situation and calls upon the Blue Division, Salvation Army, to come to the rescue. This is one of those few remaining " Some- where -East-of-S uez-and-a-ma n-can-raise-a- thirst " sort of places, where the bright, flickering glimmer of romance has not disappeared from the earth. Adventure rises with the morn and stalks abroad through the da} ' — and takes on new life as the shades I f night fall. Don ' t miss the ihrilliiig Climax ! ( ) u r perox i de libinde horoine will he saved at a])])r(i i iiiatel V ' J:00 1 . AI. by the Guard Clock. Visit our pa- goda and worshiij L-M Co. IN " CUSTER ' S APPROVED SOLUTION We are now in the days of ' 67. Custer has been scouring the plains, and the white civiliza- tion has gradually extended itself beyond New Rochelle and Kalamazoo. The ancient and honored tribe of Nospec finds itself reduced by warring to a final bivouac, or village, located on the vast, arid ground known so well to all as the " deadly ' ' General Parade. The tribe, greatly reduced in numbers, has either to conquer the oncoming Whites (Blue Army), or make a peace and live in servile bondage on a (military) Reservation. A pow-wow is convened. Dissension is strong in the meeting. Chief So-Big speaks for war. It is an open question ; but a love of gambling pre- vents active measures being taken. Meanwhile scouts report in with information of Custer ' s approach. They have sighted the Advance Party and Point of the Blue Army. (Tracers were used to locate them.) This news awakens the braves and they pre- pare for the r;ction as So-Big has advise. 1 them to. Squaws accompany their march column as a Combat Train accompanies an Army. Adaringdrama, preserving all of the traditions of our Winning of the West. Approved solu- tion of the much- mooted question. Copyrighted and all rights reserved by " L-M " Co. You ' ll never know until you have seen it — and then " vou ' re liken Two hundred sixty-eight Two hundred sixty-nine Two hundred seventy Two hundred sevcnly-one ■r Tzi ' o hundred seventy ' Two hundred seventy three THE FLANK ATTACK O, my dear Rollo, this is not as the name might imply, an attempt of the four flanking com- jianies to wreak their vfengeance on the runts. Someone, Napoleon, the Com., or Tom Jenkins, has said that armies and men are especially vulnerable to assaults upon their flanks. Therefore, though there are many personages whom one may not assail directly, it is possible to wreak a little damage in the name of humor (what crimes, etc.) by the Dirty Digs and supposedly wise cracks in the pages that follow. Funny things happen at West Point. Thev may not read funny, but they were. Ask any kavdet, for any kaydet can see the grind any place and any time : How many veritable gems of humor were born in the fertile minds of Area Birds? How wise the cracks passed at the academic banquets? When you face this Flank Attack in reading, re- member its nature and objective. Let your sides shake with laughter. If they can ' t, at least try to smile. This is supposed to be the funny section. ' fii ' D hundred scvcnty-fonr Tivo hundred seventy-five THE SNAKE The snake, a cheerful man is he ; His smiles they never fade. He wears his hair so carefully, And slicks it with pomade. He has for friends all of mankind ; Is ready with a jest. His F. D. Coat hangs down behind ; His trou are always pressed. His conversation never stops ; He ' s always at his ease. He goes to all informal hops; You ' ll find him at the teas. His classmates he does not abuse ; Is sociable and gay. He uses polish on his shoes. And changes cuffs each day. His classmates say he is genteel. His address always cheers. He spoons up well before each meal, And washes ' hind his ears. Sweet Young Thing — I thought you said Gardner lost his stirrup. There it is hanging from the saddle. REVEILLE Hear how the " chat d ' enfer " Blows on his horn. Plis raucous notes violate The peaceful morn. Awake from dreams now gone. Dress rapidly. Rush down to ranks, for now Blows reveille. Medico (tu l lebe he thinks is trying to dead- beat) — -You wouldn ' t come to me with a com- plaint like that in civil life. Plebe — No sir, I ' d send for you. y ' lt ' o hundred seventy-six Two hundred seventy-seven THOROUGHBREDS THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH You know the story, often told, How once a princess, long of old, Together home and lover lost. Because she didn ' t know that cost A ' as partly made of things to wear. And partly of hardships to bear. As with the prince she danced and trod, She twittered on with scrape and nod, Till, conversation running low. She tried to show him, as you know, That she was just the Mule ' s pajams. And other femmes were merely whams. " Just watch my friend, Lou, do her stuff In last year ' s gown and aged ruff. " Then he replied, in check-book glee — " Between us, she ' s the girl for me : If she can sport the same old clothes As winter after winter blows. The treasury accmmt will grow, And we can eat. Mi le, hi lo ! " Look, little femmes, and heed this tale — Don ' t try to make your friends look stale. Nice clothes, a good wife still can own ; If meanwhile, check-book makes sweet moan. The sabre then can cut the cake. And two can live on " shavetail ' s " stake. — E. C. S. WOULDN ' T IT GET YOU SORE? LIEN you walk through three divisions to get the return of the Wills-Firpo fight by radio and all you can get is a lecture on bee farms, and then the ( ). C. catches you on the way back? When } ' ou work problems for four solid hours before a writ and then they give all poop? When you haven ' t had a letter for four days and you see an overladen mail-dragger approach- ing, only to find he bears you nought but the greeting of Horstmann, Vallacll, et al? When you go in to B-ache a scratch late and get gigged by the Tac. for failing to salute properly ? When 3 ' ou mush through ic e and snow to Cullum to partake of a convivial repast with Gus, Fat and the other boys — and then discover that, because the femmes of two Hop Managers fell out on .them, the feed hop — at least its important element — has been called off? When you ' ve trained your Tac. nicely, to have him trade inspections and to have the " terror of the Batt. " come snooping in and pick up four juicy pieces of quill? When you spec the Economic lectures blind to get a series of 1.9 ' s on the tenth sheets? - CHRISTMAS LEAVE, 1922 7 ' ;i ' (i linndrid .■icvciiiy-cig I Two hundred seventy-nine Tzvo hundred eighty 1 1 NAPOLEON said that battles are won or lost in the last fifteen minutes. The " History of Europe from 1789 to 1815 " shows conclusively that the s ' rcat French Emperor knew his stuff. Follow his advice; look out for that last (|uarter of an hour and dominate your adversaries. Fr jm fifteen to twenty-five minutes a day devoted to our product will enable any cadet to cope with the toughest of battles. Read below what a few prominent observers say. " What arc the bii[ lcs blowing fort " " To turn yoit out. to turn you out. " — KIPLING. Prove Kipling- wrong. Bugle judiciously and you will nut be turned out at all. ' jat T rominent Obser ' ers ( ay: COL. C. P. ECHOLS — " I give it as my fixed opiiiiun that but for judicious bugling, half the graduating class would not be graduating. " COL. C. C. CARTER — " May I repeat Shakespeare? ' A bugle in time mav save nine ' — and a tenth a lso. " COL. L. H. HOLT— " Try and do it. " COL. WIRT ROBINSON— •■. Nothing except the Rule of Guess has done so nuich for Chem. marks as bugling. " L,et them hear from you WEST POINT BUGLE ASSOCIATION formerly tArmy Self-zAid ' Association West Point., New York " Ask to see our Mr. Horner. " g I I I I I I I I I I I I % I I g I I I % % I I I I I I I I % I i Two hundred eighty-one XMAS LEAVE, 1924 AND AN EARLIER DAY XMAS LEAVE, 1834 Barth (working engineering- problems) — Gee, these problems are just shear pleasure for me. MacDdUough — liut surely, Duff, seeing is believing . Duffy — Not necessarily. lAir instance, I see vou ever - day. THE GOAT Each narrow cell in which they dwell Is silent as a gh( ist. And the only sound in the sentry ' s round As he walks his lonely post, Is a smothered curse or something worse, Of the Goat who ' s studied his most. Of the Goat who sits as he thinks of the writs, For he bones and bones in vain. As he feels he ' s lost, he ' s paying the cost By the awful endless strain. For he ' s spent his nights in fiction fights, Cause studying gives him a pain. And the Cosmo ' s read for the Phil instead, " It ' s only for tonight. " He has no care, he can easily repair, " If I study with all my might. " But he ' s lost his chance and he ' ll pay for his dance ; Tomorrow they ' ll find him outright. P. Holt — The ability of a social group to save marks its degree of civilization. Bliss — Gosh, McComas, the Scotch must be highlv civilized ! DeArmond sees Nicholas looking far fi-om well. Mike — What ' s the matter, Nick? Sick? Nick — No, no. Just a bit dizzy from reading a circular letter, that ' s all. Peterson — Lord! Imt it ' s hot in this damn camp. Nicholas — Yes, Pete, the heat of Sum- mer Camp certainly is in tents. i 7 ' iiv) hmuhcd cujhiy-lzfo IT ' S OFFICIAL It happened last Septenil)er. The time was 9:45 P. jNI. and the Corporal of the second relief was takin ' off his faithful guardsmen. As he approached the 12lh Div. lie brought his trusty contingent to a halt with that snap that the T. D., Orders, U. S. C. C. and Horatio Alger demand of a true West Pointer. Then through the gloom he sent a " No. 12, Off. " ' Pile I ' lebe sentinel on No. 12 came tear- ing to the door, dropped to port, but made neither sign nor murmur. Again " No. 12. Off. " Still, " no soap. " Once more " No. 12, Off. " Silence is his answer. Then came a mighty " No. 12, Off — Stcji out here, Mr. Dumbguard! " " But. sir, I live in this division. " PIPING When the whrile world ' s " agin ye " and things have gone wrong, An ' it ' s Hell that ye have to push on. When ye aint had a letter for " ever so long " An ' your sjjirils went down with the sun, Take your pi])e — till ' er up, an ' sit hack in your chair l!lo your troubles away with each ring. An " your carrs, like your smoke, will all anish in air — W iicn you ' re blue, start to " Pipe " — that ' s the thino " ! Tac. (during Plebe summer) — ] Iister. don ' t you know you can ' t get your hair cut during C. O. Beast (pleadingly) — But, sir, my hair grows during call to quarters. Tin; HAIXMAKK (.)F A GEXTLKMAX. Tivo Iiniidred cighty-lhree WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT FEMMES IT NEVER CHANGES PLEBES 1 . Are you boning indifference, Mr. Dumbjohn ? 2. Get your orientation. 3. Has the mail? 4. Je ne comprends pas. YEARLINGS 1. Discuss briefly the jirincipal characteristics of—. 2. In French, say it in French. 3. Change hands. 4. Where are that plane ' s traces? SECOND CLASS 1. The entire Second Class will attend — . 2. LIse the rule, the rule of sTuess. FIRST CLASS 1. The infantry is the basic branch. 2. Have you a taxi driver ' s profile ? 3. In my humble opinion — . A TRAGEDY In One Overt Act Scene : 24th Division of Barracks. Time : 8 :55 P. JNI. THE ACT (Curtain rises on Plehe, ' walking guard on ist floor of 24th Div.) Enter O. C. O. C. — All right on your post? Plebe— All right, sir. O. C. — 4 om do you allow to cross your post? Plebe — Anyone who reports all right, sir. O. C. — ' Anyone? Suppose John Jones, the Highland Falls bootlegger, reported all right, would you allow him to cross your post? Plebe — No, sir. I meant any cadet. O. C. — Very well — walk your post. O. C. starts to leave the Div., is attracted by notice on bulletin board and stops to read what it says. First Classman in 2422, thinking the O. C. has gone, sticks his face out of his door. First Classman — Mr. Dimibjohn, what did he say was that bootlegger ' s last name? O. C. — You, man! What ' s your last name? h Two hundred eighty-four 4 I! CARL, HOW COULD YOU? (Dinner orders August 8. 1924) Cadet Meyer. C. ' .. would like to know the wherealxiuts of a small brown lady ' s purse lost near Culluni Hall vesterdav. Evans, T. K. — Say. ] Tarie. let ' s go out on the Ijalconv. Marie — Oh. no; it ' s too cold. Ike— That ' s all right— there ' ll be beau- coup Hop Managers around us. Instructor — ( in Engineering) — Mr. Xutter. come nti acting so foolishly or I ' ll i|uill you. Xutter — (Juestion, sir ? Harry — What is it? Nutter — Sir, would you quill me for acting facetiously or for " impersonating instructor? " COMPLETE— GRAPHIC WITHOUT WORDS Shot— A MILITARY EXPRESSION Two hundred eighty-five Tii ' o liKiidred eighty-six 11 Iradv, B. W " . I in Cheni. section) : " Sir, we take some chlorine nitrate and add some oxyi en phos- phate, formingf a white participant. " Capt. Wor.sham Cat C. S. " ) — Haven ' t you been here long enough to know how to stand at at- tention ? B. J. Plehe ( " attired in unifnrm twice his size) — -I am standing at attention, sir. It ' s only my uniform that is at ease. Neck — Tret ' s sit this hi |) nut. Suicide — I ' m too tired. Let ' s dance. Heard . t Fisher ' s I.su.wn Blase, gross Plebe, at U. of Detroit football game: " Ask a (|ucstion, sir ' " " W ' liich one is Ty Cobb? " r.ut talking about Chem., yon can ' t beat this i)ov Parks. He wrote the formula for nitric acid on the board as N. C. O. Q. McLaughlin (to femme as they start tc; dance) — I beg your pardon, but I didn ' t get }Our name. ( Laughingly) Do you know the way Zeb intro- duced you, it sounded just like Miss Dinglefungle. She (haughtily)— It is. He: There arc an awful lot of girls who prefer not to marry? She: How do you know? He: I ' ve asked them. I ' VE ASKED THEM. " AND THEY CAI.L IT INTERESTING WORK " Two hundred, eighty-seven " DRESS UP THERE ON THE LEFT " Sewall — Say, Don, did you hear thai- grind about the guide who showed the tourists two skulls of Cleopatra, one as a girl and one as a woman ? Bailey, D. J. — No, what was it ? Instructor, angrily: " Are you laughing at me? " Class: " No. " Instructor : " ' ell, what else is there in the room to laugh at? " HYGIENE AND HIPPOLOGY IN FOUR QUESTIONS. For the l)enefit of those who have not had the good fortune actually to take the regular courses in Hygiene and Hippo- Idgy, we are offering this condensed summary of ])i th. The questions below were really and truh- asked in the regular courses, while the answers and results given, are guaranteed to have been ac- tually offered by and happened to cadets taking the courses. Question: What are flukes? Answer: Flukes are football victories that have been gained not by superior playing or strategy, but by pure un- varnished luck. Result: 4 and 5. Question : Why are shoes worn in the tropics? Answer: To keep the feet off the ground. Result : One crawling with 4 and 5. Question : What is the best way to rid liarracks of bedbugs? Answer: Burn the barracks. Result : Full credit. Question : Why does a horse, lame in a hind leg, lower his head ? Answer : To see what ' s the matter. Result: One slug. — And so on ad infinitum. PITTING ON THE DOG. I Tivo hundred eighty-eight (Enter Major Spur.sieon as Bliss is instriictin Plebe in his general and special orders) Major Spurgeon (to Plebe) — Do your orders? Plebe — Yes, sir. M. S.— What are they ? P. — Sir, mv orders are er — er — er — M. S. — -Dr. EHicrot, you say you know your orders ? P)EAST : Forsake all thoug-hts of beasts as fierce animals. For there could be no meeker creatures than these new arrivals. I ' .ii.AST B. RRACKS: Habitat of the beasts. Beast Detail: Hard, rocky First Classmen se- lected to " entertain " The " beasts " during their two months of training. B-FooD : Our breakfast food is varied in quite a fetching way. For if it ' s not Post Toasties, ten to one it ' s " hay. " Two hundred eighty-nine Board Fights: A most ungodly fiendish type of recitation these With all the section slinging chalk for x ' s, y ' s, and z ' s. Bone: As for this frequent term, for ilhistration ' s sake, When one doth strive for chevrons we say he ' s " boning make. " IIooolf;: Boodle ' s the name that ' s given those welcome " palate ticklers " Found in the box from home and at ye Boodlers. BooDLERS : Cafe des Cadets — a la mode. rSooDLE Fight : An assembly marked by decorous devouring of eatables, rarely one ' s own. BooTLiCK : What ho ! a groveling race of sycophants Who seek to curry favor, their rating to enhance. Do I liKik as terrible as usual . " ' On the contrary, dear, you look splendid. There was a young man from Ce1)u Who sailed for Makoiig ] v caiiDC. But alas and alack. He never came back. They cooked him as cannibal stew. iJsten my children to what befell W hen a crack appeared in the Chapel bel Uprose the dead From their graves and said " You ain ' t done right by our knell. Br. ce: Since Ma Nature gave not the Plebe a militant " set up " The Upper Clas.smen brace him to it with " neck in and chest up. " I ' .KKAK In or Out: The " breaking in " and getting out the hospital, be sure Is more a case of knack than ' tis of tem- perature. B. S.: Though many an effort ' s been mainly spent to make these letters clear. The " frog " doth best succeed with bis " paroles unnecessaire. " A sated old chap in Calcutta ( )nce shouted out " Curse bread and buttah, It gives me an ache When I don ' t have my cake ' ' Which caused quite a bit of a fluttab. .V waste basket is a useless article of furniture placed in cadet rooms to indicate the general direction in which wastepaper and cigarette butts should be thrown. Prime: " I ' m all bugs over you. " Ella : " Gwan, it ' s that woolen underwear. " Tivo luduirrd ninctv In the Coin ' s back yard the stones are hard And the winter days are coU Eacli week ' tis there they take the air And hear the O. C ' s. scold. And the A. B ' s. tread with feet of lead As they hear the hours tolled. The O. G ' s. guard while they walk the ar And keep their herd of brutes. They are spick and span, and look the man. And they wear their Sunday suits. But their thoughts arc far on the circular Of English riding boots. With slouch and swing around the ring They do their dusty drill. In Summer ' s heat they bruise their feet And sweat upon the mill. Around they go with mop and mow To dance the knave ' s quadrille. For men whose lives are held in g -ves Have not a word to say So some grow bad and some grow mad At the area clock ' s delay For it ' s worst of all as the minutes craw To think of the wasted day. Coffee Corp.: This poor unfortunate doth dish out cocoa and coffee, too. While his brother Plebe for burled cow glasses is rendezvous. Color Line: On summer Sunday eves the kaydets gather round For wise cracks, butchered harmonies and kindred sounds. CoAf.: The Com. and Supe. furnish our ruling diumvirate ; The Supe., he ' s " Allah, " so the Com., he ' s " Mob am, " the prophet. Con. : This institution is the worse they could concoct ; You ' re cooped up in your den — no getting out though Gabriel knocked. Tivo htmdred ninety -one Corp. : The Yearlings who wear chevrons in sum- mer camp are quite the stuff, They ' ve taken the first rung on the BootHck Ladder sure enough. Cold : When one knows his eggs and has told all that ' s to be told, Absolutely perfectly, he ' s naturally got it " cold. " C. Q. : When Satan planned this place he said " C. Q. ' ll be the thing! " His imps, " Yea! Call to Quarters for our Sing Sing. " D. : When you ' re above 2.0, your neck is out of water, But when below you ' re " D " and you ' ve not done what you ought. (Note: This view restricted to the P ' s). OVERPOWERING THE GUARD. Deadbeat : When ambition ebbs, but soirees still forever come, Mighty soon you ' ll learn to deadbeat, dodge ' em, duck ' em, bum. I)i:mo: When Noah sailed the briny deep, he ■ ' quilled ' ' the leopard for his spots. According to this precedent, the Tac. " demerits " still allots. Dissv: Tn dodging demos some guys have a natural knack. They ' re either " dissy " or stanfl in with the Tac. Dis — Discipline — God of War and West Point. ])i -. : One unit of our " Duelling Palaces is the Div., Wherein the Nation ' s Pampered Pets do live. " What would the nation be without femmes? " " A stagnation, I guess. ' ' Prudina — " Your Honor, this man was flirting with me. " Tudge — " Case dismissed ! " Two hundred ninety-tiio ! . Two hundred ninety-thre Femme: a heallh — the ladies! — excuse for traffic on Flirtation Walk, For hops, for pins, miniatures, and lots of Kaydet talk. Fess: When b)- Fortune ' s freak your position ' s one of sore distress, And your ingenuity fails to riggle out your a " fess. " To flunk out flat, fail. Below the worshipped 2.0. Fii.k: Think not of this as an instrument for trimming finger nails, ' Tis but a unit in military rating scales. Also an individual militant. Fi.vd: If in studies you don ' t know what it ' s all about. Or vour conduct ' s low they ' ll surely kick you out. He — ' Tve got an idea. " She — " Be good to it — it ' s in a strange place! " Flanker: These elongated people give us a giddy feeling. While our head scrapes the five-eight line their own doth bump the ceiling. Flirtation : Our Lover ' s Lane endures a world- wide fame ; Hereon has many a femme consented that she will change her name. Fore: When something whizzes thru the air, by your head a-humming, And someone hollers " fore! " don ' t think three more are coming. Foundation : On this day in January the de- ficient list unfolds. The sad news reads, " The following names are dropped from all our rolls. " Foundling — one who is granted freedom for deficiency. Fried Egg: ' Tis not our policy to advertise for restaurants. But our brass headpiece insignia as a bill- board surely rants. Furlough: Leaving this joint at the close of the second year is paradise. With femmes, love affairs, and such, it wouldn ' t be otherwise. Gig : If you leave your head at home and wander ' round without it. You ' re bound to be reported, cjuilled, you ' ll surely " read about it. " Goat: This otherwise clever animal is a trial to the P ' s, For in matters of study he never is at ease. Chief element in the Foundation Sacra- ment. Also philosophers, immortals, absolutes. Tzi o hundred ninety-four ' Mow dn I kiKiw that you ' ll he faithful? " ■[ have Ijeen to others! ' ' IIkix Cats: When the Hell Cats ' poundiiis; ilruins and howlinsj hugles salntc the- wakenin: skies. You ' ll know how true that " ny one can ,s, ' o to hed, hut it takes a man to rise. " 1 1. I. Cakd: WluTe ' er you , ' o the Tac. must know where iiu he and when. So -ou mark your " Hours of Instruction " that he ma - com])rehend. llivi;: If a thou. ht has left u])on your mind ils sure imijress, Then you " hive " or understand : that is. more or less. HOW MANY DAYS? II ' : A Kaydet dance is quite a wonderful affair. With femmes and music. Yea ! — and cliap- erones all there. Tjcc hiiiiHird ninrly-fivc Hundredth Night: To conimeinorate a hundred days ' til June, A stupendous show reminds us " tlic day ' ' wil be here soon. Junk Saturday : Once a month our bed is strewn with junk galore, Pup tents, bayonets, belts, and with such ten thousand more. Kaydet : Why not this high appellant for cadets, Are they not the Nation ' s Pampered Pets ? Keen : This description fits only such persons as. The good scout, good fellow — he who a like- able nature has. Keene — the deambiguating feminine of keen. Limits: For the benefit (?) of kaydets certain lines are kept. Beyond which, say the orders, " thou shalt not dare to step ! " Line: Some folks have brains, others tongues, it is the will Divine ; So the latter ' s fluent use is called a " wicked line. " Maii Draggers: Of these Plebe Postmen Uncle Sam should be quite proud ; They not only run with mail but shout it out aloud. -Oid: The English P ' s all tell us we must super- fluous words avoid, And so to mean the doer of the thing we suffix " -Oid. " Hoppoid — Eternal snake, Quilloid. He who is generous in gigging his fellows. See " Short. " P. C. S. : When to your P. C. S. the curious Uppers allude, They want your previous Condition of Servitude. 1 . D. : If you ask one what he is, this answer you might presume : " The Whennsylvania Whutchmen, one of which Pm whom. " Pipe : Pipe — Why that ' s something men for smok- ing do employ. But the term " To Pipe " is to anticipate with joy. PlEbe: At other places first-year men are called " Rats " and such, But at West Point they ' re Plebes and don ' t rank half as much. ' »t MAJOR GRAHAM KIRKPATRTCK GIRL; How often have your hearts throbbed at the sight of Graham Kirkpatrick? Every day this popular idol is receiving letters from feminine fans the whole world over, from Fort Montgomery to Highland Falls. Despite all this adulation and despite his position as " A " Company ' s premier guidon bearer, he is still the same un- spoiled boy of other days. At last, after great persuasion, he has consented to tell you the gripping and romantic story of his life. Don ' t miss the book. " FROM MAJOR TO GUIDON BEARER " or ' " Tkuk Love Will Win " by GRAHAM KIRKPATRICK Mr. Kirkpatrick asks that all requests feminine admirers for photographs be sent t direct. ' I ' lll-: ELCOTORL L PRESS, West Point, N. V. I ' tvo hundred ninety-six I ESOP ' S FABLE No. 3122 D. O. L. Act I. (Scene: a Kaydct room) Mac. — That dumb Phil. P., Peterson, sure turned in a nasty piece of quill on me yesterday. Listen to it: " Making uncalled for and facetious remark to instructor in Philosophy. " Jack — Don ' t worry. The Tac. will i)robably give you just two demos. Mac. — Like so much bunk. He just told nie I ' d have to submit a written b-ache to the Batt. Board. I bet Fll draw a month ' s slug from that bunch. Jack — Pd bet you. They ' re all good files. And 1 think they don ' t like that Peterson any better ijiaii you do. Vou won ' t get more than 4 and 4. Mac. — Pd like to think so. But I doubt it. I ' ve written Dot calling off that date on the 27th for the time being. Act IL (Scene: The Office of the Battalion Board) Comes a knock on the door. Maj. W. — Come in. Mac. — Sir, Cadet Mac. reports as new non — er — er — to the Battalion Board as ordered. Maj. W. — Ah, yes, Mr. Mac. (Taking poop sheet.) You have been reported by Lieut. I ' eter- son for " Making uncalled for and facetious remark to instructor in Philosophy. " Is the re- port correct? " Mac. — Yes, sir. The remark was facetious. However, 1 don ' t tliink it was wholly uncalled for. Mac. — Well, sir, Lieut. Peterson said that the sections he was teaching were horribly gross. He said that in the fir.st-hour section four men had received marks below 1.0 on a very short lesson. Maj. B. — That ' s all very well. But tell us what you said. Mac. — Sir. I asked Lieut. Peterson whether he was sure it was the lesson that was very short. Majs. B. and W.— Ha, ha, ha. Maj. V.— Well. -Mr. Mac, I don ' t think that was a very blase remark. Was that all you said? Mac. — Yes, sir. Maj. B. — It seems to me that wasn ' t a great deal of harm done to either discipline or Lieut. Peterson ' s dignity. However, Mr. Mac, you want to control your spirits a little better in the future. Do you think you can? (Continued on Page Ji S) Pi.EBE Bible: " Bugle Notes, " The Corps Hand- book is far from being Holy, But in " Poop ' ' for Plebes it abounds mani- foldly. P. M. E. Lunch : When the Corps on trips doth go, along there goes a lunch. Two sandwiches to stave starvation off and an apple for to munch, I ' lDt ' XK : The Podunk is the Burg most cherished in the world. For dreams of Home are second to none save perhaps the Girl. IVd.u ' E: When things their value lost our fore- fathers laid them finally awa)-. But we simply " Police " them rudely, in this modern way. Policing, the unwitting loss of one ' s saddle at riding, triumph of that " Sho " enough gentil " Hoss. " Transfer from one section to another in academics, gala day for File Boners, not so gala for the Goats. f this word to give a definition ther Pool ' : ' Tis hare full, For sometimes it means information, at times just " Bull. " Poop Sheet — Dope Sheet to be mem- orized or consulted. Poop Deck— The Great O. C. from his balcony on the sights below looks down ; The Areat trembles at his eagle-eye and shudders should he frown. P-R. nE : The Kaydet ' s decorative presence oft adorns the Plain ; To the spectators such sight pleasure gives, but to us it is a pain. Pred : Your Predecessor hails from around the old home zone. He of West Point advises you, " You should have stayed at Home. " Previi : Among the country stunts a Previi is one. Cause etiquette says, " Don ' t arrive before the show ' s begun. " Two Imndrcd ninety-seven p. S.: Dragging feninius and -isniirs is quite a major sport. For Parlor Snakes to it their major time devote. P. S. Jacket — F. D. Coat, l rass-l)uttoned misery. Puss: When the Plebe ' s face sticks out far intn the breeze, The Up]5er hollers, " Slam back your Puss, you ' re not at ease. " R.WK : Dear Plebe, when one asks, " What do you think you rank ? " ' let not that you unnerve. The old stall is " Sir, I rate as nought, why nothing I deserve. " Also military or scholastic rating. Recognition : Of the first long, tortuous year. Recognition marks the enfl ; For after tlic Parade the Uppers to the Plebes their hands extend. Regs. :The little black book of regulations that we yearly get. Is more aptly termed the West Point book of etiquette. Req. : This sort of Req. is not a hapless vessel washed ashore. Only the mnnthly purchase from the Kaydet Store. Reverse: Reverse and llootlick do in meaning so conflict, That in their " Combination " even P. Echols would be licked. Rr. T: They say the Lilliputians once a giant did entrall ; Yes, a bunch of Runts work wonders even if they are small. (Coiitiiiiicd from Page 2gj) Alac. — Yes, sir. (Enter Maj. L.) Maj. W. — ( )h, L.. I ' ve a good grind to tell you. You know Peters — . Do you want to say any- thing more to Air. Mac, 15? Exhibit I. ( lleing a portion of a letter from Cadet Mac, U. S. C. C, to Miss Dorothy Coldmax, of Hicks- burg, Md.) You remember our date for the 27th which 1 called off for the time. Well, it ' s on again. 1 went up to see the Batt. Board today and they thought the whole affair was a huge grind. I mean about the piece of quill I picked up. They actually laughed at the P. that gi,gged me. So now all ' s well and I ' ll see you on the 27th. . CT III. (Scene: The Mess Hall at the evening meal) Pill (the Table Com.) — Are you dragging Dot tomorrow, Mac ? Mac. — You bet your Peal Boots I am. Bill — How about a hop? Mac. — Xo soap. Sorry, but I ' m all filled up. Batt. Adjt. — Battalion, attention! Attention to orders ! Headquarters United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. October 26, 1924. Special Orders No. 172, Extract 1. For " Making uncalled for and facetious remark to instructor in Philosophy " the appointment of Cadet John T. Mac. as a Corporal in the United States Corps of Cadets is revoked. He will be awarded 15 demerits, confined to restricted limits for three months and will serve 66 punishment tours. By command of Major-General Sladen. II. B. Lewis, Adjutant. Three thousands years ago TBsop said: " Corns, niav eoiiie and Coins, may go but the Batt. Board icill ah uivs keej the area filled. " Sa.mm ' : Willi is Sammy; who is he that each l a (lrt adores? lie is but the lluid ih.U out llii- synip pitcher pours. 7;i ' 0 liuiiitrrd inncty-cight II 1 ill I I She (on balcony) — " ( )li, vh isn ' t there any moon tonight? " He — " Well, yon know, all lii hts mnst he ont at taps. " No, Hortense, this picture is ntjt supposed to show Colonel A. looking for his attack order. It is a representation of the people ' s choice. Chin- strap Charley, seeking to report our Mr. Peterson for " Improper uniform in First Class Club. " S. I. : Each Saturday sees the Corps in glistening array aligned. While the Tac. with scormg eyes defects seeks to find. Short: This timid little adjective ' s attached to such of those. As the mean and low and he that abusive authoritv shows. Skac, : Xails, or coffin tacks, to some would be to the point, r ut cigarettes are skags around this joint. Ski.n : The epidermis is not by far the only kind of skin. For such are gigs and quills for lack of discipline. S.VAKE: While the actual snake doth drag his slow length ' long the ground, The Kaydet Snake doth drag the Femmes from every place around. Soikek: " Evening, ' ' the French shark would re- ])Iy, if you this word should ask, r.ul to Kaydets it has always meant an un- pleasant task. Souxn-OFF: West Point others a niarveli:)us system of voice cultivation. Consisting chiefly in the " Sound-Off ' ' — or lusty vociferation. T. c. : O ' er each company there reigns this all- powerful head ; ' Tis he whose quilling eye we most do dread. Tar-bucket: Parades have always called for great pomp and show, So ' long with other tortures the tall F. D. hat doth go. T. D. : The Tactical Department of our existence is the bane ; Yea, the Com. and all his vassals give us a holy pain. Tzvo hundred nineiy-nine Tkntii : Thev sav Darwin measures our advance through a strujjgle for existence, But the Kaydet mind is measured by his standing in the fight for tenths. Tentli Avenue — Rue de la Lutte between AcadL ' niic Iniildings. Tenth Sheet — W ' eekl}- vrite-ui_i of Academic toil. Tmc.v : When thinking of the day towards which all his interests bend, The l pper hollers to the Plebe, " How many (lavs till Then? " SIX ' CE OLR AD " ENT WE HAVE SEEX Tour : A tour upon the Area is far from being a pleasure jaunt; An hour of Plod, Plod, I lod is something no one could want. Turn-back: The Powers Supreme of their sub- jects do not always find, For some they Turn-back to join the Class behind. W.ALRii : The w alrii says the shower bath is quite enough for him. The walrii, of course you know, is he who cannot swim. WkiT : Oftimes the P ' s think we aren ' t getting enough. So they dule out writs to make our life that much more tough. Write-up: See " Gig. " ' Wooden : See " Gross. ' ' Come The Supe. The Com. The Batt Board. Week-end Leaves. Beast Barracks. Summer Camp. Electric Lights at S. C. 11 (It Water at S. C. The New Mess Hall( ?) 13th to 18th Divs. The Pointer. Sick Cons. 7 Xavy Games. The Stadium. Guidons. Check Formations. Ice Cream Sauce. 3 Classes. Xew Caps. Xew Seal. The Tacs. Chinstra]i Willy. Junior C), D. Junior O. C. Xew Riding Breeches. Descript. Woof woofs. White Coats. Chess. Go The Supe. The Com. The Batt Board. Col. Wilcox. Col. Fieberger. Old Gym. Camp Dix. Green Slum. Corps Lectures. Wool worth. Yearling Corps. Jovial Joe Privilege Riding. Black Stripes on Trou. Icy Showers at S. Maj. Daly. Deadbeating Chapel. 6-hr. Leaves. Fisheye. Barbershop in 19th Div. Visiting After Tattoo. Junk Saturdays. 5 Navy Games. 3 Classes. Old Caps. Plebe Shows. ' aflks at the Boodlers. 4 Years. Cross Country Team. Drill C. YivAKLiN ' G : A Yearling, A Yearling, how to tell him apart, does anyone know? ' es, a one-stripe man whose constant cry is, " Yea — Furlough. " OUR ED. Do yon know Ed Garbischf ( )f course. Every one knows Ed. Well, listen to this. Someone — inaybe it was the inquisitive reporter that wasted so many poop sheets which were bom to blush unread — told me this story. It was down in some valley in ' ir- ginia where Ed was spending his Christmas leave that the event took place. Ed, trying his best to emulate a native Virginian, was embroiled in a tea fight. A young collegian from one of the larger Eastern universities entered the fray. " Mr. Ducrot, " said the hostess, " this is Ed Garbisch from West Point. " Soon Ed and Ducrot were b-sing like old college chums. " By the way, Ed, " chortled Ducrot, " that was some game the Army put up against the Navy last month. " Ed reminiscently agreed. Ducrot then point ed the moral of this tale with, " EHd you get down to Baltimore to see the game, Ed ? " He got the job. Three htintlictl 1 ll . t.i some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I ' ve got a little list — I ' ve got a little list — Of IVest Point offenders who might ivell be underground, And who never ivould be missed — who never would be missed. There ' s the pestilential nuisance who kicks the laundry bogs, . Ill idiotic Kayd ' els li ' io inAict you icith blind drags. The O. D. zi ' ho is over-conscientious with his quill, The femme you dragged from Podunk who " Just gets the cutest thrill, " There ' s the P. Zfho keeps his section after all others are dismissed — They ' d none of ' cm be missed — they ' d none of ' em be missed. The cloimi ivho knocks on doors to make you think the Tac is near. The aspiring vocalist — Pi ' c got him on the list. The Grads. who claim the Corps ain ' t zvluit il was when they were here — They never icould be missed — they never would be missed. There ' s the idiot who yells Assembly! when attention hasn ' t gone, .bid ambitious Plcbes who loudly stveep their rooms before the dawn; ' The man zvho Zi ' hispers rumors, and all others of his kind. There ' s the simpleton at Hops who bumps into you from behind. The Polly-Anna guy — the Monday morning optimist — don ' t think he ' d be missed — Pm sure he ' d not be missed. .Ill zi ' itty men and comic fellow ' s, cut-ups, and biiffoons. The class-room humorist — Pve got him on the list, .ind t he moron who insists the Plebcs should qualify on prunes — They never zvould be missed — they never would be missed. The man zvho pats you on the back and jokes at rez ' eille .ind the Yokel in Society zi ' ho ' s alzvays sipping tea. But the task of naming all the rest I can better leave to you, . Is Whafs-his-name, Ducrot, Dumb John, like- wise. You-knozn ' -zvho. It really doesn ' t matter whom you put upon the list— They ' d none of ' em be missed — they ' d none of ' em be missed. CHeef?.UP OtD TIMER THE OE«R 15 GOINC- OVER. THE r ourMT Three hundred one WHICH IS WHICH? Being an effort to point out to the gentle reader the rcusnus rt ' ; v certain of the first Class Engineering Sections have Jarqcr section numbers than others in the same Class. CITATION " A " Instructor — Well, gentlemen, before you ask any questions on today ' s lesson, I want to explain the construction of this oblique arch. In this helical method the intersections of the heading joints and soffit are parallel to the helix which passes through the intersections of the springing- lines and crown with either face of the arch. Do you all see that ? Any questions ? Weston — If that ' s true the intersections of the coursing-joints with the soffit are helices perpen- dicular to the heading-joint helices, are they not? Inst. — Yes, that ' s true. Earth — Then, sir, both systems of joints are ap- proximately perpendicular to the soffit. Inst. — No. not necessarily. Just a minute; let me see. Yes, you ' re right, j Ir. Ilarth. Anything else? Bowman — Sir, I should think it would be pretty expensive to build one of those arches, with all the cut-stone necessary for the face and spring- ing-lines. Inst. — Yes, Mr. Bowman, but bricks arc used in the rest of the soffit. And so on ad infinitum. Then comes the recitation. Oxrieder — Sir, a course is a horizontal layer of masonry. Coping is a course of stone placed on top of a wall that is exposed to the weather, to bind the wall and protect the masonry. Footing consists of the courses of masonry at its base, which projects beyond the face and back. Inst. — And what does footing dfi? Oxrieder — It serves to increase the bearing area, sir. Then, as the section leaves. Oxrieder — Gee, I sure tried the hell out of that poop. He had to ask the use of footing. I hope he didn ' t put me D. CITATION " B " Instructor — ' ell, gentlemen, before you ask any questions on today ' s lesson, I want to explain tlie construction of this oblique arch. In this helical method the intersections of the heading joints and soffit are parallel to the heli.x which passes through the intersections of the springing- lines and crown with either face of the arch. Do you all see that? Any questions? De.A.rmond — Do you think there ' s any chance of my being ranked into the engineers, sir? Inst. — I hope not. Mr. DeArmond. You men want to ask some questions on the lesson. I don ' t mind B-sing with you all, but I know well you all don ' t understand this lesson. Peterson — Question, sir. Inst. — What is it, Mr. Peterson? Peterson — Do you think a bachelor officer should buy a full-size wardrobe trunk? Inst. — If I was to do it again. I wouldn ' t buy any at all. However, let ' s to the lesson. McC ' omas — Is it true that when }-ou were a Cadet you were busted for tying up a P-rade. And so on ad infinitum. Then comes the recitation. CITATION " C " Farwick — Sir, I am required to define a course. . . course is — a — a — a course is — it ' s what you put on the top of a wall. No, sir, that ' s a coping. vSir. you put a course some place on a wall. Inst. — What ' s a course made of, Mr. Farwick? Farwick — Well, sir, you see you put some rock down and then you put a course on top. It ' s masonry, sir. Inst. — What is masonry? Farwick — Sir, that was in yesterday ' s les.son. Then, as the section leaves. Farwick — I wonder what that roblx-r gave me. I ' ll bet he took off a couple of tenths for that masonry business. Three hundred two Three hundred three Three hundred four @£M Three hundred five Three hundred six FOOTBALL HE Army football squad approached the 1924 season with a substantial framework of veterans on which to build a team. The coaching staff was the same as that of the year before except for the departure of Captain O ' Hare and the addition of Lieut. Hahn and Lieut. Myers. The squad was unusually fortunate in the number of letter-men left from the previous season. The prospects looked very auspicious with the " Center trio " of Garbisch, Farwick and Ellinger, in the line with Mack, Schmidt, Fraser, Baxter and Gilbreth, backed by Wood, Gillmore and Hewitt, all men who played in the preceding Navy game. To supplement the strength of these seasoned players an ample supply of material was available for development, both from the Upper Classes and the Plebe Class. In the line, Griffith and Westphalinger, and in the backfield, Yeomans, Scheiffler and Trapnell, were ready to step out of the substitute class, and Harding was getting set for a big jump from the intramurals to the first team. Wilson, Saunders, Seeman and Born were the Plebes whom destiny was sorting out of the host of candidates who partici- pated in the summer intramural practice. It is appropriate here to express a regret that the squad was denied the services of several of the most promising Plebe candidates, several of whom were academically submerged throughout the season, while others received special dispensations by the Battalion Board. Summer practice was mainly confined to turning out all the men in Plebe Class who ever heard of football and putting them through their paces during the hot July and August afternoons. The veterans and aspirants from the First and Third Classes were given a few practices before the end of Camp to loosen up their passing and kicking muscles, but work for them didn ' t really begin until September. In August a football smoker was held in Camp Clinton for the purpose of arousing and stimulating the Corps spirit for the approaching season. Good speeches, boxing bouts, stunts, and lots of ice cream and skags made it a thoroughly successful occasion. With the return to barracks and the resumption of the academic schedule, hard work for the football squad began in dead earnest. This pre-season period from September first until the opening game, when the weather is usually hot or wet, when the work being individual and elementary yields no apparent results, when there are no games to break the monotony or add any color to the daily grind — this period is the most important part of the whole season in determining its success or failure, and is a real test of the hbrc of the -(|ii:i(l. The rnn i)la ors met tlu- trst with the hv l ili |ilay ni enthusiasm and hard Left to rigln : 1st Row. Sclieiffler, Fraser, Yeomans. Gillmore. Garbisch, Wood, Farwick, Baxter. Wilson, Sanders. 2nd Row, Trapnell, Gilbreth, Griffith, Westphalinger, Schmidt, Ellinger, Jolinson, Hammac ' c, Daly, Hewitt. Simonton. 3rd Row, Hammer, Minnehan, Brentnall, Taylor, Sievers, Buell Brennan, Born. 4th Row, Walker, Schepps, Finnegan, Seeman, Richardson, Harbold, Allen, Montgomery. Three hundrrd seven J- % GILLMORE JOHNSON work that any Army squad has shown since the war, and developed during these wt)rkouts a spirit and unity that characterized their attitude throughout the season. A word might be sjiokcn for tlie splendid work of Caj tain Ed. Garhisch, who by leadership and example created and maintained a real . rmy football si)irit in every member of the team. The work of the " B " squad, while prone to go unnoticed liy everyone, has nevertheless licen of the utmost importance to the big team. Theirs has been the more difficult job, because its rewards are not to be found in the plaudits of admiring supporters. Day after day they have sacrificed their leisure time to building a team and providing the material for opposition, with little hope of ever getting into a game. Some of these men have occupied the same obscure position for four long years, others are just starting out. All have worked faithfully. They have been provided with the plays used by such of the opponents as Yale, Notre Dame and Navy, and it was their work which gave our team an opportunity to perfect a defense which was to mean a great deal in making the .season a success. For their loyalty and con- tinuous hard work thev have the thanks of the team, the coaches and the Corps and a knowl- edge of difficult duty well done is their reward. The first game of the season, as well as the first in the new stadium, was not a brilliant one, both teams displaying the usual conser- vatism of the opening game. Armv easilv outclassed its opponent without uncorking anv- thing new. St. Louis had only a few plavs, and might have been entirely snowed under but for the brilliant and speedy playing of Ramaciotti, their energetic little fullback. Time and again he pulled his team out of tight places and showed almost Ga ' " bisch-like ingenuitv. The first touchdown came earlv in the game and resulted directly from a pass, Yeomans to ' ilson. Garbisch made it seven points. A few minutes later the Army advance was halted twenty-three yards from the St. Louis goal and Garbisch dropped back for a droo- kick, bringing the score to ten-nothing. In the third period, . rmy was stopped five vards from the goal. Ramaciotti ' s punt was blocked and Baxter fell on the b?ll behind the goal for a touchdown. Garbisch again kicked goal, and here the scoring stopped for the day. Two more drop-kicks were tried, one by Garbisch and one by Reeder, but both failed. St. Louis made no serious threats on .Army ' s goal at any time, and the . ' rmy line had no great difficulty in getting through their heavier opponents. St. Louis ' only flashes of strength were dis- placed in holding oflf the Army team when a touchdown seemed imminent. Final score: . rmy, 17: St. Louis, 0. On October 11th, the University of Detroit furnished the opposition in another inter- sectional contest. The Westerners were no match for the .-Xrmy team and substitutes played a great part of the game. The score i II Three hundred eight WESTrUALI.NC.EF . SCIIKIFFLKK. is no indication of the relative merits of the two teams, and a much larger count might have been run up. Score : Army, 20 ; Detroit, 0. Knute Rockne ' s " Four Horsemen, " abetted by seven others almost as good, managed to do something which no other team did in 192-1 — beat Arm}- — and that by a margin of one little touchdown, the least to which Notre Dame was held this season. The Polo Grounds was packed with a mob of some 60,000 persons atti-acted by the reputations of two great teams and confident of seeing a superior brand of football. Xor were they disappointed. It was a great game, and a flash}- game, but the flashes were not in spots. Brilliant attack was met by defense just as brilliant. Two stubborn lines locked and swayed wiiile two swift backfields engaged in a battle of wits and speed. To the surprise of everyone, a substitute backfield started the game for Notre Dame. Wood took the kick-off to the 24-yard line. Notre Dame lost five ards for off-side. Wood kicked, and Scherer did likewise. After a live- yard gain Wood again kicked. Layden canie in for Scherer. lie punted, and three plays gave Army first down. Noire Dame held, and Wood ' s punt was immediately reunned. A pass. Wood to Wilson, produced another first- down. Another pass was not completed. Gar- bisch dropped back, presumably for a try at a goal from the field, but dashed around the end with the ball instead, lie missed making first-down by inches. Notre Dame could not advance and had to kick. Up to this point Army was having decidedly the better of it, and a touchdown seemed in sight. This was evident to Rockne as well, so in came the rest of the Four Horsemen to stop tlie Army ' s ad- vance. However, our third first-down came after two more plays, and the quarter ended. Garbisch had a try at a drop-kick at the be- ginning of the second period, but the ball went wide. An exchange of punts, and the Hoosiers were off. A series of runs, Layden, Crowley and Miller taking turns at carrying the ball, with one pass included fur variety, and La}den scored a touchdown. Crowley ' s try for goal was missed. Garbisch kicked oft " . Another pr ocession of gains by Notre Dame was stopped when Wilson intercepted a lung pass. W ' ood kicked out of danger, and the half ended. Score : Xotre Dame, 6; Army, 0. Garbisch kicked off. Miller made a twenty- yard gain to the center of the field. Wilson intercepted another pass and plays by Hewitt and Wilson gave us first down. Now an Army l ass was intercepted. Crowley made eighteen yards around end. A pass made ten more and Crowley gained ten. This put the ball on Army ' s two-yard mark, and Crowley scored on the next play. He added the extra point. This ended Notre Dame ' s scoring for the day. Xotre Dame fumbled Garbisch ' s kick-off and he recovered. Attempts to gain were un- successful and Garbisch tried another drop- DAVIDSON. 4.1 i I. Three hundred nine kick, but missed. Notre Dame took the ball, and another series of five plays followed, gaining seventy yards. On its ten-yard mark the Army defense braced and held. Wood and Gillmore made eleven yards between them in two plays, and Wilson got away for a forty-yard run around the end. This ended the third quarter. Notre Dame held and Wood kicked out of bounds at their ten-yard line. Layden punted thirty yards to Wilson, who signalled for a fair catch, but was tackled as he caught the ball. The resulting penalty put the ball on Notre Dame ' s tifteen-yard line. Wilson gained five yards in two plays. Harding replaced Yeomans at quarter. Harding sneaked around left end on a trick play and made a touchdown. Garbisch kicked goal. Army kicked off and Layden punted to Harding. The Notre Dame line held. Johnson relieved Harding at quarterback. A hurried series of passes was tried in a last effort for another touchdown, but without result. Army kicked and the game ended. Final score : Notre Dame, 13 ; Army, 7. The game with Boston University on October 25th, was another of little interest in the actual development of the big team. Only two or three regulars went into the game at all. Most of them being saved for the Yale game a w-eek later. This game provided an opportunity for trying out some of the most promising men from the second team and the " B " squad. A heavy line was Boston ' s strongest point, and the substitute Army team was able to defeat them with ease. The result: Army, 20; Boston U., 0. The Yale game was preceded by the usual preliminaries, the Corps arriving in time for lunch at the Commons and a short look around before the game. At one o ' clock the long hike to the Bowl began through crowded streets, with the usual comments being greatly in evidence, and the ordinary number of urchins stationing themselves in the lile-closcrs of that platoon which seemed to off ' er the greatest opportunities for razzing. There were the same street hawkers vainly attempting to sell to the Kaydets miniature footballs, Yale pennants and " official programs. " The same old trolleys clanged and banged about the streets of New Haven ; in short, it was the same old Y ' ale-Army game, just as it has been for years and probably will be until the end of time. A short wait in the Bowl, enlivened by a polite exchange of yells from the rival camps, then the big team trotted on the ffeld, and the rest of the mules went wild. Hell broke loose and stayed loose till the last whistle blew. In passing, it was a source of gratification to Army supporters that tlie sulking silence which has characterized ma ny men of the Corps at previous Yale games was entirely lacking today. A temporary reverse was only an incentive to renewed efforts, and a gain, however slight, almost caused a riot of joy. The first half was mostly one of hard, steady plugging away, and a rapid exchange of kicks — Bill Wood, of course, having the better of the argument. Not a great deal of ground was gained on either side, but the ball was in Yale ' s territory most of the time. Garbisch had one try at a field goal from an angle, and missed by inches. A few minutes later in a scramble near the side-lines, " Ducky " Pond was overlooked and he slipped over his left-end with the ball for a forty-eight yard run and a touchdown. Cottle kicked goal, making it 7-0 in Yale ' s favor. The score was unchanged at the end of the half. During the intermission, an impressive tribute was rendered to the memory of Percy Haughton, former Harvard and Columbia coach, who died during the week. The Yale band, preceded by the Yale and Army flags, marched to the center of the field where an Army bugler blew taps, and " Fair Harvard " was played by the band. The third quarter was played almost entirely on Yale ' s end of the field. Two Army marches took the ball down to Yale ' s fifteen-yard line, but breaks cost us the chance to score each time. The last period began with another march, this time a successful one. Wilson carried the ball over, after runs by Wood, Y ' eomans and Wilson. Garbisch kicked goal, tying the score at seven all, where it remained. The game ended with Yale fighting desperately for another score, trying pass after pass, runs, place-kicks, everything. The Army forwards throughout the game outcharged the Blue line. Wilson was easily the fastest man on the field and the star of the game. Fraser ' s work was excellent, and he several times took his man down for a loss of five or ten yards. Army completed two out of three tries at forward passes ; Yale none out of nine attempts. Score : Army, 7 ; Yale, 7. Three hundred ten I On November 8th a strong team came up from Florida and it was only with difficulty that the Army had the best of a fourteen-seven score. The Florida team was coached by Major Van Fleet, a former West Point player, and showed itself well versed in every phase of the game. It was quick and brilliant in attack, heavy and solid in defense, and had two individual stars in Jones and Newton, either of whom are worthy of riding in the same squad with Notre Dame ' s famed " Four Horsemen. " Jones is a long, rangy type, and Newton short and stocky, but both are fast and shifty, ever dangerous against even the best defense. The other backs were good, but not quite up to these two, and a heavy, aggressive set of forwards completed a well-balanced team. Army kicked off, and a succession of plays, mostly by Jones, placed the ball on our one-yard line. Here Army held. Bill Wood was rushed and got off a poor kick to the twenty-five yard Hne. A place- kick failed and Army got the ball. An eighty-yard march was started, and a forty-yard run by Wilson put the ball on Florida ' s three-yard line. Gillmore plunged through for the touchdown, and Garbisch kicked goal. This ended the first half. Garbisch again kicked off, Jones making a short return and then kicking to Army ' s twenty-yard line. Yeomans made a nice run of thirty yards, and an exchange of punts followed. Army again started for Florida ' s goal. Un the ten-yard line Yeomans ' pass was intercepted by Newton, who ran ninety yards down the edge of the field for a touchdown, hotly pursued by Yeomans. He then kicked goal, tying the score. Garbisch kicked off; Jones punted to Army ' s forty-five-yard line. Wood gained twelve yards, and Yeomans put the ball on Florida ' s three-yard line after a brilliant run through the whole Florida back- field. It looked as though another touchdown was coming, but four tries failed to advance tlie ball. This was the greatest bit of defensive playing which has been displayed against Army this fall. Jones punted to his forty-yard line and an off-side penalty cost us five more yards. On the ne.xt play Wilson broke loose again for his second long run of the game. liy dodging and squirming out of several tight places he carried the ball forty-five yards for a touchdown. Garbisch added tlie extra point, and the scoring was over for both sides, with Army ahead at 14-7. As a final tribute to Jones, it must be admitted that he out-kicked Bill Wood, and in four seasons he is tlie first man to ever do that thing. It is to be regretted that Florida does not appear on Army ' s schedule for next fall, as the Southerners can always be counted on for a dean, hard game which will provide a real test for anybody ' s football team. The new stadium was officially dedicated on November 15th, with the Columbia game. The Corps marched from barracks to the Stadium, accomi)anied by the band and a short ceremony was held, including addresses by General Sladen and Chaplain Wheat. The two teams were well matched, as the tie score indicates. Both showed brilliant and varied offense but there was no great defensive playing. A long run-back by Pease of the initial kick-off started things with a crash. Columbia then opened up with a series of fake plays which kept the Army puzzled. Before the kaydet team could get its hands on the ball Koppisch had carried it over for the first touchdown. Columbia again started out in the same way, i)ut was stopped when Bill Gillmore intercepted a pass. Then it was Army ' s turn to Three hundred eleven F ill down the field, until a pass thrown by Yeomans was intercepted by a Columbia player, who fumbled. Davidson fell on the loose ball as it went over the gnal line. This tied the score at seven-seven. The half ended without other scoring. At the beginning of the second half Army took the kick-off and went the limit. After several terrific line-plunges by Gillniore and a twenty-five-yard run b - ' ilson another touchdown was scored. Garbisch kicked goal. Pease fumbled th e next kick-off and Army recoxered, but the kick-off was off-side and had to be repeated. This time Pease held on to the ball. Another march like that which opened the game resulted. A fake play put over the final touchdown. Goal was kicked, again tying the score at fourteen-fourteen. The game ended with both teams trying every trick in their repertoire to break the tie, but without success. Koppisch and Pease were Columbia ' s outstanding stars and Gillmore and Wilson featured for Army. Columbia ' s line offered the best opposition our team has met this season. This ended the season, except for the Navy game, an account of which will be found in the Navy Game section. A game was scheduled with Norwich University on November 22, but was not played on account of a heavy rain which fell all day, and it was decided to give the team a rest for the Navy game, now only a week off. I Three Iniiidred twelve ( mi fZ. i-i : PWTg-g?-- ..- Thrce hundred thirteen LOKERT. Field Coach. Afril I2ih ARMY. ...10 AMHERST 2 April iglh ARM v.... 11 CONN. AGGIES . 4 April sist ARMY.... 1 BOSTON COL. .. S April J 3rd ARMY.... 3 N. Y. GIANTS... 10 ' April J6th . RMY.... 9 SWARTHMORE . 7 April 30th ARMY.... 10 HAVERFORD ... 1 May 3rd ARMY.... 1 COLUMBIA 2 - 1:1. LINGER, Captain. .l „v 71I ' ARMY.... 8 SYRACUSE 5 .1 (7V loth ARMY.... 1 N. Y. U 6 Max I4lh , RM .... 6 U. OF PENN 4 Ma lylh . RMY.... 1 FORDHAM 2 Max list . RMY.... 3 DELAWARE .... 2 Max J4th ARMY.... 5 CATHOLIC U. ... 6 Max 30th ARMY.... 3 NAVY S •V " ■ft»l lf Vi l¥ i. BASEBALL SQUAD. Three hundred fourteen ASEBALL. 1924 COLLEGE baseball team is a queer tiling. It is perhaps the greatest upsetter of dope in all college athletics. In other sports it is fairl ' easy to predict the outcome of future games — and these predictions may be made with a fair degree of accuracy. But baseball — a team might beat the Giants on one day, lose to Podunk Center ' s team on the next, and on the third, turn loose an avalanche on the Senators. Such was the case with our own kaydet team last spring. It was a good team, perhaps the best Army has had in tlie last few years, but it had its downs as well as its ups. The measure of success of our season does not, however, depend solely upon the number of games lost or won, but hangs practically in its entirety upon the result of the Navy Game. The baseball season of 1924 cannot therefore be called a thoroughly successful one in that the big game — the Navy Game — toward which all efforts point, was lost. However, a majority of the games played were won, and at no time did the proverbial Army fight, which has won so many games, die down. The big thing lacking was consistency — at times the team would look like a big league team, every man on his toes and all working together. On these occasions it was hard to realize that the team was composed of individuals — it seemed to be an efficient, resistless piece of machinery. But a day or so later, while the fight was still there, the co-ordination was gone. Individually nearly every man on the squad was good, and it was difficult to choose the best. There were many spectacular plays, almost every game being characterized by some almost superhuman feat. Particularly edifying was the work of the outfielders, who covered an astonishing amount of territory in a surprisingly rapid and efficient manner. Indoor practice started in February as usual, special attention being paid to the pitching staff, this l)ting the department in which the squad seemed to be weakest. There were but two of the regular i)().x-nien remaining from the previous season, Goodman and Miller. These two, together with Merkle, Stadler, Roosma and Suttles, did most of the work during the season. Roosma proved himself a valuable man at almost any position, holding down bith infield and outfield jobs in addition to striking ' em out from the pitcher ' s mound. His hitting was good and dependable and his name was well up in tlie batting order. Captain Smythe was easily the fastest man on tlie squad and his ability at stealing bases became ]ir()verhia!. Fre(|uent were the cries of advice from the stands to the opposing pitchers to " Let him go — he ' ll get there anyway. Don ' t you know that ' s Gcorgie Smythe? " And they usually let him go, SIDELINE Ii STKUCTION. Three hundred Rflccn • ' fl|i, i i t I ' .KCJWNING. whether they would or no. He was again lead-off man in the batting order, and his regular job was dashing about the outfield bringing down flies from here and there. Mis companion, Wild W illie Wood, who, like George, plays almost every- thing and plays it well, held down the left side of the garden and didn ' t hesitate about doing it either. His familiar nonchalant manner when snapping out of the air a hot one which seemed from the stands an almost impossibility caused frequent gratification and delight to the Corps. Browning, a Plebe, was decidedly the find of the season. He rapidly took over the job of keeping ' em off second, and soon proved himself to be one of the most valuable men on the team. He plays baseball as if by instinct, and he knocked down flies, caught man after man napping a few feet oft ' the bag, and just to show that he could handle a bat as well as a glove he occasionally drove out a warm one himself. Cousland was behind the bat most of tlie time, with our own " Fat ' ' Ellinger as his understudy. The veterans Storck and Dasher played their usual clever game. It is difficult to pick out outstanding individuals, as ail were excellent exponents of the great national pastime. The first game of the season was, as usual, scheduled to be with Bowdoin, and also, as usual, the game was cancelled due to a heavy snow-fall a day or so before. On April 9th X ' ermont University came down. After two and a half innings had been played the game was called when a cold, driving rain set in, leaving the Army on top with a one-nothing score. An abbreviated game of seven innings was played on the 12th with Amherst. Goodman pitched and held the visitors to a few scattered hits and two runs. Army driving in ten counters. Army looked especially good on the bases and there was lots of stealing, which was helped along somewhat by various wild heaves on the part of the visiting catcher and third-baseman. The first full game was played on the 19th. On this date the Connecticut Aggies came over and were squelched by the one-sided score of eleven to four. It was a slow, long-drawn-out affair, with Army clearly having the advantage from the start. Sandy Goodman was again in the box and pitched good ball, his mates giving him excellent support. Browning made his entry at second and played a fine all-round game. His fielding was air-tight and he was consistent at the plate ; a good, steady baseball player, and one to be watched. The first homer of the season was driven out by Georgie Smythe in this game. The Supe. and the Com. were charged w ith an error each when they attempted to field a foul knocked into the ofticers ' stands. Both made valiant tries but missed by inches. Their eft ' orts evoked much applause from the boys. Next on the program was Boston College. The game was a disappointing one, but nevertheless well played on both sides. One bad inning brought about our downfall, when the New England boys got in four runs and Army made a flock of errors. Miller started the game but was forced to retire in the third, when he was found for a number of hits. Next up was Stadler, who was replaced in the ninth by " Showers " Suttles with his famous sub- marine ball. Browning ' s work was a feature. It was Boston ' s game, with a count of five to one. I) I I ' ' lure luiiidred sixteen On Wednesday, the 23rd, the New York Giants drove up to the Point for their annual work-out with the kaydets. With the exception of the second inning, when Miller was touched for a few runs, it was a real ball game. After this inning the Duke was relieved and Merkle, whose brother was a member of the Giant outfit some years ago, was sent to the mound and held the visitors down prett ' well, considering the great difference between the teams. Incidentally, Army got more hits than did the champions, although we lost the game by a ten-three score. Smythe, Wood and Ellinger did most of the hitting for the cadets. Casey Stengel, who has in previous games furnished the comic side of the clash, was sorely missed this year. We came back on the following Saturday by trouncing Swarthmorc in a closely contested game. Goodman opened up, with " Fat " Ellinger receiving, and did well until he was relieved. Swarthmore drew first blood, but this was neutralized by . miy also driving in one in the same inning. The one-one tie held until the fifth, when we brought home two more runs. Then things liegan to look rough for Army, for the visitors had six runners to cross the plate before the invasion could be halted. In the good old seventh inning our hoys crashed through, however, and put us back on the long end of the score, where we stayed for the remainder of the game. Final score : . rmy. " ; Swarthmore. 7. Another win was chalked up on the . ' Oth in a four-and-a-half -inning game with Haverford. Errors gave Haverford their sole run in the fourtli. Army won by a ten-one score. The first Poncho Day of the year went against us. Columbia ' s star pitcher. ' an Procklin, who is perhaps one of the best college pitchers of the season, proved a little too effective, and his playmates backed him up sufficiently well to give them the game. It was one of the tightest games of the entire season, as is indicated by the two-one score. Roth teams played like big-leaguers and were fighting from start to finish. Duke Miller pitched a good game and was well supported. Van Brocklin was a bit better, however, and his homer gave Columbia the extra point needed to win. The bases were empty at the time, but it was just as well, for this tally added to the one alreadv pccumulatcd beat Army ' s one. The game was unique in the Army-Columliia series in that the huge crowds which usually accompany the team up from the city decided to stay at home this year. The next game, that with Syracuse on May 7th, was one of the best examples of the good old . rmy fight that we have ever seen. With the score against us and a half inning left to play. Army went to work in earnest and cleaned up. With several regulars missing from the line-up, a pitcher in the box for his first time, nevertheless the team put out one of the best games of the season. Roosma, pitching, held the visitors to three hits, two of them coming in the same inning, at which time all of their four runs were scored. At the opening of our half of the ninth we had but three runs, and, due to the tightness of the game, it looked as though Syracuse was taking hotrie the spoils. A Syracuse error gave the opportunity to tie the score. Then, with two out and the bases full, the veteran Don Storck strolled nonchalantly up to the plate and clouted out a long homer, bringing in the extra four points. Roosma ' s pitching was notable and the work of the fielders was especially well performed. Score: eight-five. On May 10th another team from the big city. New York University, came up and trounced us by a six-one score. Due to some excellent pitching by Three hundred seventeen STADLER. f « i ITEVENSON. Carlson, bunched hits, and a few " huge errors, ' ' N. Y. U. was able to score a clean-cut victory. The most sensational play of the game occurred in the first innin_e when Wild Bill Wood speared a hot one out of the air after a difiRcult sidewise pursuit and nipped in the bud a sure homer. The tide of victory again turned in our direction in the game with the University of Pennsylvania. Penn again brought up its band and a large contingent of rooters. In the early stages of the game it looked as though rain would stop the contest, as it did the previous years, but at last the sun broke through. It was a good, fast game, and contained more than the usual quota of thrills. Stadler started on the mound and pitched good ball for seven and a third innings. He was relieved by Merkle. In the second, Piingham drove one to the street, but was robbed of the homer by Halloway, the Penn. left-fielder, catching it on the run at the edge of the terrace. He managed to hold on even after rolling over several times, much to the ad- miration of the crowd. The next pitched ball was slammed for a home run by " Fat " Ellinger to the same place as P.ingham ' s drive. Next to Halloway ' s stunt, Georgie Smythe furnished the fielding sensation of the day by catching a low fast one and stopping a probable three-bagger. P ill ' ' ood, as usual, pulled oflf some nice work in left field. The game ended with Army in possession of the heavy side of a six-four score. Teams from New York City seemed to have a jinx on us this year, as the game with Fordham was also lost, two to one, although Armv got the most hits. Smythe, who was first up, was passed, and brought in our only score. . rniy won again on May 21st against the University of Delaware. In the first inning the kaydet team bunched hits and sent three runners over the plate, these being sufficient to win the game. In the second a home run, and a combination of hits, passes and errors gave the visitors two runs, after which the scoring stopped for both teams and everybody settled down and played good ball. Stadler pitched a nice game, allowing five hits, most of them coming in the second inning. The fielding and base-running was hampered somewhat by the wet grass, the game being played on the South diamond near the tennis courts. The pre-Navy game was lost to Catholic University on May 24th by a .score of six to five. As was the case in several of the other games, the team seemed to lose control for one or two innings, and in this instance it proved disastrous. In both the first and the eighth the visitors got in three nins, giving them a one-point margin. The eighth inning was a particularlv discouraging one. The first three men u]) filled the bases. In spite of tremendous ei?orts to stop the advance at this jioint, more hits were forth- ciiming and the game was lost. The team worked hard to stage another last- minute come-back in the ninth, InU " no soa]). " It was, however, our best inning at the bat. Army used three pitchers, Stadler. Miller and Merkle. Two post-season games were played, the first with the 7th Regiment, N. Y. N. G., and the other with " P. " Co., the intranuu-al champions. Both of these were won by . rmy. the former by ten-eight, and the latter bv six-two. Three hundred eighteen r| Three hundred nineteen ARMY TRACK GROUPS SPILI.INGER. Manager. Triangle Meet ARMY 66 IRGIXIA 40 2 COLl ' MIUA 20 ' , Triangle Meet ARMY 82 COLGATE 33 V3 NEW YORK UxVIV 10 VI DAL, Coach. Triangle Meet ARMY ! 53 GEORGETOWN 59 -MASS. INST. TECH 23 .lnn -Xav Meet ARMY .... ' ! 79 NAVY 56 TRACK SQUAD. ihrec hundred twenty TRACK RMV started on her fourth year of inter-collegiate competition in Track and Field with a record of no defeats. From a small beginning in 1921, when only one meet was held, and that attracting little or no interest, a strong team with individual stars in verv nearlv every event, and an im])osing schedule, has been built up. with the Corps turning out in full force to help pull the boys along. Unsuspected talent has been uncovered, and many of the veterans of previous years were on hand in 1924. . nother important factor was tlie retention as coach of Lieutenant idal. who had assisted in developing the team of a year before. The hardest schedule ever faced by a West Point track team was arranged, among our opponents being the University of Virginia. Columbia, Georgetown and Xavy. all with earned reputations. The season was to be closed with the second annual Army- Navy meet, this year at . nnapolis. This last event has added much to the interest in track and field, and it was the Army victory over the Mids. in 1923 which showed more than any other one thing that we had a real track team, one capable of dragging out that last bit of reserve energy and using it in an emergency. Among those who won their spurs — and incidentally their " . ' s " — in that epic contest, many were still with us. . mong these were Ca]itain P.arkes. . cademy record holder in both hurdle events, and i)robably one of the best college hurdlers of the year: Calhoun, an undefeated two-milcr who could always be counted ujion for five jioints ; Xewman. ITeacock. Sexton. Dean, I )abezies, Stf)well. Mulligan, and others of lesser fame. There were a few newcomers to tlu ' s(|uad, the most valuable of whom being Hewitt and (Mllireath, both football men. Hewitt tos.scs the hammer and shot, and Gilbreath has proven himself to be the best (|uarter-miler wc have ever had. Comjietition for l)laccs on the s(|u;id was kern and tlmse who rejiresented the Arm ' in the meets were selected from pr;ictically tlu ' entire Corps of Cadets. Intramur;il stars were constantly being triei! out in the h(i] e of discovering a potential record- breaker or two. Candidates were turned out in the late winter, as usual, and short work-outs in the gym were held, leading up to the later outdoor ])ractice. The first meet came on .Ma ' .M ' d. and was a triangidar ;ifi ' air. with the I ' nivcrsity of irgini;i and L ' ohimbia as our opjionents. Fioth of these were strong teams, especially irginia. who had made ;ni impressive showing against Har ;ird on the previous Saturday. The great Kopjiisch was missing from the entr - list, much to the regret of those who were anxious to see him work against I ' .ohannon of irginia in the (|uarter-mile. which race, incidentallv, the latter won. with one of his leam-iuatcs trailing him. This was the onlv event in which . rmy failed to place. Eight of the fourteen firsts were won bv Armv. the broad-jump being a clean sweep with first, second and third places. Bill Heacock in this meet set a new Academy record for the 220, stepping it in 21 2 5 seconds. Calhoun, as usual, won his race and was at no time pressed. Three hundred twenty-one Ml ' LLIC.AN, Weights. Barkes added his customary ten points wilii lirsts in huth hurdle events. The meet ended with Army on llie louij end of the score with 66 points; Virginia next with 40, ' j, and Cohmihia last with 20 ' 2. Colgate and Kew York University were gathered into the fold on May 10th, hoth teams being completely outclassed by the fast and husky Army squad. Score of the meet: Army 82-;;. Colgate 33! ?, Xew York I ' niversity 10. Of the first places, Colgate took two. the hundred and the pole vault ; N. Y. U. got one. the half mile, and the rest fell to Army, the latter taking all three places in three events ; the two mile, shot put and discus throw. The hardest fought contest of the meet was the mile. Furbeck, of N. Y. U., was by many conceded a winner, hut our own Red Xewman had a little something to say about that, and exentuallv pn.ivefl a bit too iinich for the new Yorker. Tn the two mile . rniy was given less competition than ever before, and took first, second and third places easily in a slow time. Gilbreath did his stuff by winning one of the few quarter miles on our side of the ledger, and set a new Academy record of 51 3 5 seconds. This race has alwa ' s been the jinx to Army teams and it was with much joy that we found a real quarter-miler was in our midst. . nother Academy record went bv the board in the course of the afternfion when Murphy heaved the javelin 166 feet, lOj. S inches, just a little better than Timberlake had done the year before. Chi the following Saturday we lost our first track meet, being nosed out by Georgetown by a six-point edge. The score: Georgetown 59. Army 53, Atassa- chusctts Institute of Tecbnologx ' 23. The hundred was run in the fastest time iliinc on a college track this rear, Dowling of Georgetown winning in 9 4 5 seconds, closely followed by Heacock and Dean, the . rmy representatives. The two-mile run ended in as thrilling a finish as that in the Navy meet of 1923. Neither Calhoun nor Uelt le (Georgetown) had been defeated during the season, both of them having excellent records, and it was considered by the disinterested as anybody ' s race. However, the Georgetown supporters were willing to wager their raiment on Helme. and the West Pointers were no less eager to back Calhoun. For the greater part of the race it was a see-saw affair, run at a grueling pace. At the beginning of the last lap Helme took the lead and began a quarter-mile sprint for the finish line. Nothing daunted. Calhotm took up a pursuit formation, and then it was neck and neck down to the stretch. Come on, C ' al ! With only a few yards to go, the stout-hearted Calhoun forged slightly ahead with a mighty spurt, not mtich, but enough to come in the winner in a finish that looked like the end of a dash. Another exciting race was the mile. Red Newman was forced to clip some three seconds from the existing Academy record to win it, but win it he did. This thing of breaking records seems to be but a merry little pastime for a summer ' s day with Red. and he is quite unhappy if he does not set at least one new one a year. This meet closed the season, except for the Navy meet, of which the story is to be found elsewhere. The season was a successful one, and we find, with General Scott, many more victories than defeats falling to our share, and our hopes were high for another victory over the Middies. I Three hundred hvcnty-two Three hundred twenty-three MR. FISIil ' lK Jaiunirv plh ARMY.... 19 ST. " JOHNS 26 Jainiarv rnth ARMY. ...33 ST. " FRANCIS ...31 JaiiKarx l-fth ARMY.... 40 DE " LAWARE ....2.S Januarv ! fh ARMY.... 35 C. C. N. Y 27 Jiiiitiarv - ' !sl ARMY. . . .23 SWARTHMORE. lis Januarv 2fth AR.MY....30 C0 " NN. AGGIES.. 29 Januarv - Sth AK.MY....38 M. " I. T 19 Januarv Sisl ARMY.... 24 SYRACUSE 26 1 lla J 1 ' IH! ' a i ,AI.r,l) V. V, . . L;l■ ARMY. •■ ..42 ■I ' ruarv itli CATHOLIC U. .24 AR.MY. ..28 •hruarv 7th FORUHAM .... ..51 AR.MY. ..35 hruarv nth N. Y. U .34 ARMY. ..33 hruarv J th COLUMBIA ... .32 ARMY. ■•,■ ..40 hruarv iSth MA ' NHATTAN .30 ARMY. Fc ,.42 hruarv JSrd MUHLENBERG .18 AR.MY. ..21 hruarv - ' Sth NAVY .17 MR. BENSON, .Associate Coach. i I tl Three hundred twenty-four BASKETBALL lunts- I — I — TIE loss of tliree-fifths of its regulars at one fell swoop is a handicai) Wl l III it easily overcome by any team and might well prove a discouragement n A bl which would ruin the entire season — but it didn ' t discourage the Army basketball team. Even the handicap was worked oflf as the season got under way. Things weren ' t so bright at the start, but the end is w-hat and what an end there was. As we write, there come from the direction I if Annapolis the sounds of wailing and gna.shing of teeth — ?kliddies mourning fur their basketball team and will not he comforted. [Meanwhile cries of joy echo along the banks of the Hudson, the festive bonfires are lighted, and tiu noise of the tucket and sennet are heard in the land. From a trouncing at the hands of St. Johns in the first game to a victory over Xavy in the last is Sr)ME jump — and that is just the leap that the .Army team took. To be,gin with, we had left Captain TSill Wood and Johnny Roosma, playing tiieir fourth year at guard and forward respectively. These two men are among the best of the college ])layers. Roosma is everywhere feared for his luicanny knack at finding the basket, and few are the points that have been made by a forward so unfortunate as to have W ' ood guarding him. Less experienced, but nevertheless the hero of many a well fought fray was Red Xewman. Xext to Roosma, he was the most consistent point-gatherer of the team, deadly on the close in shots, a tenacious guard, and. in an emergency, an e.xc ellent center. I lis loss in mid-season was another blow which might have caused the morale to totter. Strickler, guard, and Stober, center, were the other two veterans remaining. Added to these were several who represented the . rmy f(jr the first time — notably Kanimerer, Anderson, Schep])s, Mills, Barnett and Wilson. Kammerer eventually settled down into the other berth at forward after playing at both uard and center at various times, and Wilson fitted ino the vacant guard position. After much shifting about and varying of i)layers from time to time during the .season a smoothly functioning, efficient team was evolved. Much to the joy of the team and Corjis, Coach Fisher was back after a year ' s absence, and associated w itli him was Mr. Benson, former Columbia pla er and coach. To these two miii gn a great part of the credit for our successes. bile iidt iinniarrcd by defeat, the year has been on the whole a good one. CJccasionallv the team seemed a bit off form, but in only one game was the score overwhelmingly against us. Three one-point victories show the keenness of the games aiul are iiidic.-itiniis cif the fighling |iirit nf the team. One of these was over (Uir olil rivals at C nhmihi;i. anil pnivided am])le revenge for their win of last year. . ' rmy lost the opener cm January 7lh In St. Jnhns Cnllege. The bo)s did not seem to have yet hit their stride, while St. Johns was apparently at top form, forcing a fast game all the wa . . gallant stand in the last half was of no avail and St. Johns won, 26 to 19. In the next game St. b ' rancis threw a scare intn the . rmy c;uiip, and an extra five-minute perind was necessary in order to win. . fter trailing well in the rear during the first half the visitors came back in the second and finally got in the lead. l ' ' rnm then nn the twn teams alternated in leading, but neither lad at any time nmre th.ui ;i few puints advantage. The half ended with the score ,31 all. Delaware was defeated in .•m exciting game on January 24th. In the first half it looked as thou.gh the lean years were upon us and the best we could do was to hold the visitors dnwn to a two-jjoint lead. However equilibrium was STKICKI.tU ' :. m - J ' VXnF.KSON, Three hundred twenty-Ute 1 restored during the intermission and in the last half an entirely different aspect was put upon the matter. A snappy comeback with much goal shooting by Army and very little of the same by our opponents put us well in the lead. Score: Army, 40; Delaware, 25. C. C. N. Y. came up with an unbeaten team and every intention of keeping it so, but in the argument which ensued Army had the final word. The first half was very close throughout, the score being tied at half time. Early in the second City College took the lead, but Army seemed to gain in strength as the game went on and came through with a 35-27 win. Swarthmore was the next to succumb. It was another tight game, but showed the fast increasing power of Army. The guarding on both sides was notable, and tries for the basket were held down to the minimum. Baxter, who was first seen on an Army court attired in a Swarthmore uniform and a mustache, played a good game against his former team-mates. Final score : Army 23 ; Swarthmore, 18. The frantic cries of admiring femmes, as well as heroic eftorts on the part of their team, could not stave off defeat for the Connecticut Aggies on Eclipse Day, although they came uncomfortably close to winning. Army led in the first half, but in the second the visitors soon forged ahead, and stayed there until about thirty seconds before the game was over. At this crucial moment Johnny Roosma stood in the middle of the court holding the ball with the score 29 to 28 against us. As a final gesture of defiance Johnny took a heave at the basket from this difficult distance and the Aggies ' anibitions were knocked for a goal. A few seconds later the whistle blew and Army was winner by 30 to 29. On the 28th, M. I. T ' s. score was easily doubled by the kaydet team in a slow game. Substitutes played a great part of the game and had no great difficulty in winning, 38-19. We caught a Tartar in Syracuse the following Saturday. The visitors took the lead at the outset and held the same throughout. Roosma, as usual, did nobly, and himself furnished twenty of our twenty- four points. Score: Syracuse, 36 ; Army, 24. The slump shown in the Syracuse game did not last, and on February 4th Catholic University was beaten, 42 to 24. Two positions, formerly in doubt, were filled in this game by Kammerer at forward and Wilson at guard. Kam- merer was second only to Roosma in point getting, and Wilson showed the same agility and elusiveness which features his work on the gridiron. Fordham came up on the 7th with a brilliant team and had no difficulty in winning, 51 to 28. The New Yorkers started the scoring, and their lead was never threatened. N. Y. U. also expected to win, but the rejuvenated Army team added the collegians ' scalps to the fast-growing collection. It was another one-point win — but that was enough. Score: Army, 35; N. Y. U., 34. That one little point was also fatal to Columbia ' s hopes on Februarv 14th. Predicted to lose, with three defeats and a not-too-impressive series of victories liack of it, playing on Columbia ' s court and with only a scant dozen or so of supporters, the Army mule trod heavily on the Lion ' s tail until that beast howled for mercy. Score : Army, 33 ; Columbia, 32. Manhattan College was the last of the series of New York teams to oppose the Army. They played a good game and threatened more than once, but the pace was too hot for them and . ' rm ' wim, 40 to 30. The pre-Navy game was easily won from Muhlenberg by 42 to 18. The visitors were unable to find the goal consistently and Roosma ' s total of twenty- five points was alone more than enough to beat them. I i Three hundred tiveniy-slx Three hundred twenty-seven LACROSSE ■= CAPTAIN HARMON. MR. COLLINS, Coach. I HAT the Ham-and-Eggers were out for blood last season is well indicated by the results of the games played. Only one yanie was lost, and, while that was THE game, .some consolation may be derived from the imposing list of victims, among whom were the best college teams of the United States and Canada. A great deal of material turned out for early practice, most of them being veterans of one or more years experience. Mr. Collins, for- merly a Toronto player, and Captain Harmon had no difficulty in finding a team worthy of rejire- senting the Army. Among the i)est of the lot were Gillmore at center, I ' msbey, Tra])nell. John. Eraser and Captain S;ilni(in on Ihe defense, I lorner at goal, .-ind .M.arincUi, ILaxter, I ' rud- liomnie, N ' ichules and Mitchell in the attack positions. ' J ' he speed and agilil ' of the attack- was little short of magic;il, Xichulcs in ])arlicular being eel-like in his abilil) ' to slip in and ciut among his opponents and to exlrio.-ite himself from almost air-tight traps. 1 lorner was a tower of strength at goal, and it was ;i fdilnnate man will I put the ball past him. The University of .M;n land was the first to be led to the slaughter. It was a hard- fought game and showed accurately Army ' s great strength. Maryland ' s " 110-pound wonder, ' ' ITeidelbach, failed to do any damage, due to the efficient guarding of John, who followed the diminutive star about like a hawk. Horner, at goal, was another important factor in keeping Maryland ' s score down to nothing. With cool- ness and ease he stopped and returned .several straight, hard shots for the net. One shot got in, but was not allowed to count as it was thrown from within the crease. Marinelli got two of our goals and Ba.xter the other. Final score : Army, 3 ; Maryland, 0. Next to bite the dust was Swarthmore, on April 26th. The initial goal was made by the visitors about twii minutes after the game started, but their lead did not last long. Mitchell heaved one into the net a few minutes later and the rest of the game was a succession of shots at the Swarth- more goal. But for the excellent work of the visitors ' goal-tender, ihe score wnuld have been a great deal larger, ( " .illmure and Baxter led the attack in an efficient manner and the def ense kept the ball in Swarthmore territory during most of the game. Score: Army, 9; Swarthmore, 1. I Three hundred ttventy-eight Ill more opposition was provi Rutgers College on May 3rd. The New Jersey boys were good on defense and had a smashing attack which threatened often, but Horner held the fort as usual and it was a well-placed shot that got by him. Army was by no means idle while all this was taking place, however, and a matter of seven goals was the fruit of our team ' s endeavors, while Rutgers could only cage three. Xext to feel the axe was the team from the I ' niversity of Pennsylvania. This was another hard-fought game, and Army was forced to ex- tend itself in order to win. The work of John shone forth in glory, and he was ably assisted by the other defenders of the goal. ichules darted in and out with the same speed and elusiveness with which he dazzles rival basketball teams. Passing on both sides was accurate and fast. The players seemed tireless and pursued the ball from one end of the field to the other time after time, (joal shooting was always difficult, due to the energy of the goal tenders at both ends. Final score: Army, 5; U. of Penn., 2. Colgate was white-washed on fay 21st by the up and coming Army team, now fully in mid- season form. Army was never in danger and scored almost at will. The work of Gillmore, I ' .axter, Vichules and Thompson was particularly good. Score : Army, 6 ; Colgate, 0. The far-famed team from the University of Toronto came down to give battle on May 24th. This was perhaps the best game of the season, being marked by fast and hard play on both sides. The visitors had developed a marvelous team-play and handled the ball with neatness and precision. . rmy was right there with the old team-play also and it is difficult to point to one man and call him the star of the game. This was a game of the utmost importance to A r m y , a s Toronto is recog- nized as the best in Canada, the home of Lacrosse. . nother reason for the intense desire to win this particular game was the memory of Toronto ' s vic- tory over -Army in 1923, the only de- feat suffered by the team. Revenge was provided this year in amjile measure. T h e Canadians were never able to over- come the Army lead and the game i k i k i ended with . rmy ahead with a four-one score. It is a pleasure to play against such sportsmanlike opponents as the Canadian colleges have sent to ' est Point, and it is to be hoped that Toronto may be continued im our schedule in this game where it is so easv to be unsportsmanlike. The Toronto game ended the season. exce])t for the Navy game. The best in the country had gone down before the powerful Army team .md things looked bad for Navy. Hopes were high for an unbroken string of victories, but it was not to lie. In the Navy game section of this book will be found the story of how llie Army at last met defeat. Three hundred twenty-nine AlK. iMAKC ' HAN ' n. Coach. October rst ARMY.. 1 LEHIGH October Stii AR.MV.. 1 A.MHERST ... 1 October ijtii AR [Y.. 5 SYRACUSE .. 1 October 22nd ARMY.. 5 DARTMOUTH occe: O.XRIEDIiR, Capta CII.VNNON. Manager. October sgtii R ■.. 2 Colgate ... 1 November rd ARMY.. 1 SP ' NGF ' LD .. 2 November fh ARMY.. 3 M. L T 1 ' : sttsE a L. ' T II li S U U A D . Three hundred thirty 4 HE year 1924 marks the fifth year of Army ' s soccer Hfe. Since soccer was introduced in 1920, it has gradually be- come more and more popular, even with the coincident activity of football to rival it. As a result of this interest the Army has today a team worthy of its representation, re- markable for its spirit, its co-ordination, and its team-work. We have a splendid record of vic- tories, with but few defeats. But revenge is sweet, and what defeats we have sulYered at the hands of our enemies in former years have been forced into the liackground by the many outstand- ing victories. On October 1st the team played its opening game against its old enemy, Leliigh, " the best soccer team in the East, " and won by a score of one-nothing. A feature of this game was the remarkable scoring of Army ' s one goal. ISrown- ing, with the dexterity which he has shown in every game this season, guided the ball dcjwn to within ten yards of Lehigh ' s goal, kicked, and banking it off Bayer ' s conveniently located poll, put it in the net. Amiierst got away with a one-one tie on the 8tli. An extra five-miinite period was played without additional scoring. Syracuse one week later attempted to break through the grey walls, but after a distinctly Army day, on which the . rmy backfield grew chilly from inaction, received a lesson on the resisting quality of a stone wall, and retired with but one caged ball to Army ' s live. ISaird now took ibc p lace (if lleidner at goal, the latter joining the Cdinmandant ' s hiking club for a month. How Baird filled this position was well demonstrated in the next game, when Dartmouth was sent all the way back to Xew Hampshire with nothing but five Army goals to chew on, and the remembrance of a flash of red which sent the ball flying down to Darthmouth territory each of the few times that it got so near to Army ' s gi " )al line as to be considered dangerous. With the coming of Colgate the team expected to have its hands full. Colgate had lost no games, and had a reputation for good team-work. But the team-work which has been so in evidence all year continued to be so, with the result that after a very fast game, during the greater part of which the ball was in the air, the Colgate scalp was added to the . rmy belt to the symphony of 2 to 1. The war whoop had hardly died down, how- ever, when Springfield, considered as the hardest team we had to face, came to West Point with a team which really lived up to its name. The game was a remarkable display of technique on both sides, and ended in our only defeat of the season. Springfield, 2 ; Army, 1 . The game with Massachusetts Institute of Technolog} ' , played on a mean field, was an unique mixture of wrestling, hockey and soccer. A light fall of snow a few days previous had left the field covered with a coat of ice and slush which made the foothold of the players a very precarious thing. Falls were common, and the opposing players were often obliged to engage in assisting their fallen opponents to their feet between whistles. After a good wetting and some very brilliant playing on both sides in spite of the adverse conditions, the game was Army ' s by three to one. The condition of the weather made further playing impossible, so the M. I. T. game was the last of the season. The game scheduled with Swarthmore for November sixth was cancelled. A great deal of credit is due to Mr. Marchand for such a successful season. Mr. Marchand was our hockey coach in 1923, and took over soccer after the departure of last year ' s coach. This year ' s team is a product of his splendid work, and the team is looking forward with pleasure to working with him next year. . s a result of this year ' s work about fifteen little " A ' s " will appear on as many black sweaters — each a tribute to an important component of a imiing team. Mercer, ' 27. Three hundred thirty-one illl ' . first meet of I he sea- sun was t h a t lieUl on January 24 tb with the Univer- sity of Toronto. And here let it be said that we have never n-.et a finer bnnch of true sixirts than the Toronto team. They fight clean, are good winners, an d good losers, a worthy combina- t i o n . I n t h e Toronto meet. Army emerged the victor, 5-2. Brosuaa, llic Anri captain, took his bout by a decision. Kelley, fiiLjhting in his first inter-collegiate bout, showed himself to be the best 125-pounder Army has had in some years. Barnes, of the far-famed " Mule " in that right hand of his, Lovell, and Hornisher all took their bouts by decisions. McFeeley and Dave Tullv lost on decisions. The meet was a fine exhibition of Ijoxing on both sides. On Februar 7th Army met the mitt-men of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and despite some clever work by the M. I. T. men, was able to win all the bouts. Grizzard, Kelley, Karnes, Lovell, Watlington and Hornisher repre- sented the Army, and all won on decisions. The following Saturday saw Army wipe from the slate the mcmorx- of a ver ' decided trouncing. Virginia M i 1 - itar - Institute brought a for- midable line-up. The result of the a f t e r n o o n ' s contest was an overwhelming V i c t o r y f o r Army, with two technical knock- outs and five de- cisi(jns. Kelley again d i s t i n - guished himself by fighting one of the cleverest bouts in Army ring history. The meet o f February 28th, the day of the lUUih Xiglil Show, .started things oft right for a most successful day. Another clean sweep for Army was the result of the endeavors of the lads from New Hampshire University. Brosnan, Kelley, Barnes, Lovell, McFeeley, Watlington and Griffith defended Army, and all won their fights. Lovell ' s bout was very close, as was McFeeley ' s, and the outcome was in doubt right up to the finish, liarnes and Kelley scored technical knock- outs. ( )n March 7th the team met Pennsylvania State College, the inter-collegiate champions of 1924. Army won by a score of 5-2. Brosnan closed out his career as an Army fighter in this meet with a clean win, giving him the record of having never ost a bout. The little Army captain will be sorely missed next vear. f Three hundred thiriy-lKO Kelley was ofif form, I)iit in his Ixiiit with the inter-colle iate cham])ic)n in his weight showed remarkable quaHties of endurance. Hornisher was lieaten only after a very close fii,dit, which was drawn for three rounds. McFceley. IJarnes, (zriffith and Lovell all won their bouts by de- cisions. Lovell ' s bout was also very close, and demanded an e.xtra roimd. Dizzy liarnes met a very worthy op]X)nent, also an inter-collegiate champion, who managed to hansj on for three niiuuls despite a terrific hammering. This season marks the final appearance of ([uite a few familiar faces. Capt. Ilrosnan. Kelley. I ' .arncs, Tnlly. (iHffith and .Mack all leave by ijradualiiin in June. It was a very threat disa])- pointnient to us all that Dave ' I ' ully was unable to take i)art in but one meet. . n injury early in the season ]iut him out of the running, ' . ' rini far the I ' .dxin ' Team is the nidy team which has remained undefeated throughout the year, and for this ])erfect record a .great deal of credit is due to liillv Cavenaugh, the coach. .ovi:lu. i!. k. i;s. SCIIEDLLK Jiiir.iory J-illi . R. 1 ' . . . . :; V. OV TOKOXTO February Jth . K.MV.... 6 M. SS. INST. TECH. ... I ' i-hnuiry i jlh .. AK.xn... ; . .Mil.. IXST l- -bnuir . ' Sill II K n- . 7 NEW ii. . irsiiiRi ' : V... fl March ;ili K n ' - I ' l-XX. S ' lWTE 7 " ,» ( .f 7 . UMV.... .50 Ol ' I ' DXl ' XTS 4 4 J IIUKMSIIKU Three hundred thirty-three EAi)i :i) 1) • t h e w ' ily Joe Cleland, this s (| u a (1 completed a most successful sea- son this year by winnins!; five out of six meets. The only team vvliich was able to down the Army mat- men was from W ' ashinjjton and Lee. With a nucleus left from last year ' s squad. Mr. Jenkins de- veloped one of the best teams he has turned out came into favor at West iiitcr-Cdlle.i iate wrestling The first meet was with our old rivals from Toronto. Due to a misunderstanding in the matter of weights, we were deprived of the services of Cleland, while Young- fell under the ban of Academic work, so he was also missing. Rut despite these losses the team displayed the old Armv fi.ght and earned a hard victory by a score of 14-11. Next to fall a victim to Army ' s grap])lers was Muhlenberg College, which was turned back in a one-sided battle which ended in a 2. -0 score. Massachusetts Institute of Technology at- tempted to change our prospects for a clean sweep, but the boys refused to be downed, and again proved their worth by turning in a 14-11 victory. The following week found our friends from ' . M . I . u p , anxious to taste the Mule ' s meat again. But the defeat suffered at their hands last year still rankled, and the Army lads were iiut to avenge it. Ilradford started the scoring by w inning a r e f - erce ' s decision from Woodburv. ' o u n g a n d Smith both lost by close margins, but Selby, calm and cool, tired iiis man out and finally pinned him to the mat in 8 minutes, 40 seconds. Cleland, despite his early aggressiveness, lost to Rugh. Hammack was the aggressor in his bout and won by the referee ' s decision. Then Schmidt and Smith. J. C. put on a push and pull contest. Schmidt, although outweighed by about eighty ])ounds, proved the better man, and y rmv won the meet, 14-9. The University of Pennsylvania sent their team np the following Saturday to attempt to wipe out the defeat they suffered at the hands of Tom Jenkins ' proteges last year. But, unfortunately, the meet had to be cancelled. Columbia followed the next week, and again the Army had a hard fight. Young and Arida battled into an extra period. Young winning the referee ' s decision. Three hundred thirty-four Ilavward out-pointed Sniitli. ' . C, while Seliiy easily won a decision from ISrennan, a contender for inter-collegiate honors. Cleland defeated Hart in an extra period. Rose and Grover fought to draw, but the Columbia coach defaulted to Rose over a disagreement about time advantage, llanimack lost a pretty bout to Sesit, while Schmidt hit a slump and lost his bout for the first time this season. The next week saw another group from the Sunny South. This proved to be the best meet of the year, although .- rmy lost. Every bout went an extra period, except the 13. -poiuid tussle, ' oung defeated Summerson by time advantage. Smith. W. C, lost to W ' igglcsworth in an extra period, and Carton also lost by the same route, (. ' leland had little trouble in securing time on a Southerner with the somewhat contradictory name of Yankee. Rose displayed the best wrestling of the day when he defeated liiddle. rhidley lost a close bout to Tilson after having the better of the fray until the second extra period. Schmidt struggled hard to break the tie. but he finally lost to Holt, an undefeated heavy-weight, in the last thirtv seconds. ( " .raduation will take some valuable men awav, but .Mr. Jenkins has enough left to whip into another winning team, and led by Walt Young the season ])n)mises to excel that of this year. SCHEnUI,! ' Januiiiy jjlh . KMY 14 f. OK TORONTO 11 JiviKdry ,;;,? AR.MV 2S Muill.KNBERG rrhniaiy 7 1 . RMV 1-1 M. SS. INST. OI " TKCI I... .11 J-chniiiry i ith . HS 14 ' . . MIL. INSTITUTE .... 9 February jSlli . y. 14 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 9 March rll, AR.MV 9 WASHINGTON AND LEE. 12 Three hundred thirty-five n FENCING AUMV 9 ARMY 10 AKMY 6 (foil a. AKMY 15 ARMY 9 ARMY — AKMY — .2,3 ARMY PENXSYLVAXIA COI.l ' WniA HARVARD id epce) SYRACUSE HAMILTON CORNELL YALE INTERC ' OL ' GIATES ( Schedule not comjjleted at time of this article). § II . Fencing ' Squad for 1925 larted off with an important t clianj e in the coachino staff Due to ilie l()S.s of AI. ' au- tier. Mr. Dimond, who had previously restricted hi.s limy to the saber and duellin.s .sword teams, was to take charge of all three weapons. It is unnecessary g to tell of Air. Dimond ' s ability as coach as every cadet remembers the successes of his saber and epee teams ciiampl.mn, Capt, at the annual inter-collegiate matches. Moreover Mr. Dimond has the personal distinction of having won the Xational Three-weapon Cham- ]iionshi]i in 1024. . more skillful or untiring coach could not be desired. . l the Inter-collegiatcs in 1924 the Saber Team won the championship for the second consecutive time, and Clark, F. J., repeated Castner ' s 1923 victory by gaining the Individual Inter-collegiate Sal)cr Championship for the Army and for him- self. For two vears the Army has carried off all liABCOCK, Manager. the laurels in the most militarv Vet - weajjon — the saber. The team as a whole this vear is I showing some very promising abilitv. . s before, the Saber Team stands out, due to the quickness and confidence of Champlain, and to the ever-increasing abilitv of Mayo. These two men, with the aid of Smith, C. R., have kept the Saber team undefeated so far this season. The Epee Team has defeated all of its opponents but one by a three to one score : a consistency which speaks well for its prowess. The . niiy is fortunate in having three men of almost equal aliility in this weapon, to fill two positions— Haskell, Ford, II. P., and Do Ie, J. P. The Foil team got off to a slow start, but has been ]5icking up rapidly. They were handicapped b - lia ing to build up an entirely new team due to the graduation of the three members of last year ' s team. Experience is a necessarv factor in ' I ' hrcc hundred Ihiiiv six i THOSE WHO HAVK PARTICIPATED IN MEETS. j oixl feiicinij. and our nun — L iicli. Ilartli and .Munson, F. P. — are unfortunate in no; having had inort- opportunities. ' i ' wo informal meets with the Xew ' ork Athletic Clul) and the Saltus Fencins; Clui) started the season. In hoth of these the work of the Saher- nion particularly was notalile. )nr first formal meet was with Pennsylvania on the 7th of Fehruary. We were easy victors in hoth foil and epee. the sabermen rem:iinin;j[ idle. Next week a victory was ijaincd tor the . nny when we downed Columbia in both saber and I ' pce. losinsj the foils. ll.rvard bardv defeated us on the 2Sth of l ' " ibruar , -7. The Crimson had an advantage after the foil bon ' s which was not overtaken. alihough we won the epee contests. Harvard brought no saber team, so we lost the chance of a victory in this weapon. The first of our qualifying matches for the Inter-cojlegiates was with Svracuse. We de- cisively defeated them in all three wea])ons, losing only two out of seventeen bouts. We met more opposition in our contest with 1 familton. The foil team lost by a 5-4 score, and the ejiee team met its first defeat of the season when Hamilton captured tliree of the bouts, Ford winning tiie fourth. With the score standing 8-.5 against us, the saber team again came to the rescue, winning four bouts in a row. This brought the final score to 9-8 in our favor. Tlie remainder of the schedule, including the Inter-collegiates. is not as yet comjileted. BkEm Three hundred thirly-seven TE SCHF.ni-l,E . (• I ' . Ill ARMY 3 AMHHRST .l-ril Jfith AK.MV 4 LHHIGH ■ Ifil 3 ' ' lh. AR.MV 1 ' WARTHMORE ARM V 8 U. OF PENN. . . . BRADLEY, Manager. . 1 AR.MV 3 WILLIAMS 3 May irlli ARMY 4 L.M- ' .KVETTE 2 .l „v -yth ARMY 3 SYRACUSE 1 May 31st . RMV 2 NAVY 7 ERV successful season was e.xjierienced 1) ' the Tennis Team. Out of eight matches only two were lost, one to the champions, and Amherst got away w-ith three-three ties. Garbisch, the captain for 1925, plaxed mimlier one throughout the season. He was a little slow in getting started but soon settled down to his usual steady game. Baldwin, number two, played like a whirlwind. Hedekin. Oxrieder and Bennett, C. W., were the others who pla ed regularh-. Garbisch and Baldwin were fairly successful in the doubles, and Bennett, placing with Hedekin or Baldwin, did not lose a match prior to the Xavy match. Only one regular, Bennett, C. ' ., the out-going captain, has been lost to the team by graduation, and it is expected that the large number of experienced men will account for a clean slate in 1925. Three hundred thirty-eight RIFLE SCHEDl " LE Army. ..1SI9 102ik1 Cav., X. J. X. G ...1743 May lotli Army . . ..1834 71st N. Y. X. G 1824 .l i;y i lh Army. . .. SA7 107th N. Y. K. G 1705 Max 24lh -Arm ' . . ..1858 102nd Engrs., N, Y. N. G. 1751 May solh Army . . ..2712 10th Inf., X. V. X. G 2632 -Army . . . . 1389 Missouri University 1253 (telegraphic) .Army. . ..1786 Texas A. . M 1727 (telegraphic) Army. . ..1786 Texas A. M 1727 (telegraphic) Totals . rmv. . .15031 Opponents 14319 of 1U24 wa.s a particularly for tile .Academy RiHe Team. |!H?|fB ' | W cif the eiijlit meets were won. thuusjjh ll S ■ i me of them by close scores. P ' I he meet with the 71st Regt., X. ' . I g « I ( ' ,.. was very closely contested throii;,daoiit. With only the 690-yard course to be fired, the 71st had a si. -point marjjfin. But the cadets calmly sliiiii, ' the lead witli results: twn men made 47 each, tour men 4S each, and the .1 W ni, CK Cai.t.lin. remaining tour men 49 each, all out of a possible . U. Total, 4 S2 out of a possible . 00. This ex- cellent score save the cadet team the meet by the very close score of 1834 to 1S24, Too much credit cannot be given to Major I lagby, coach of the team, whose excellent coach- ing and untiring effort were largely the cause of the success of the team. Captain Robb, assistant cnach. ably assisted the men to calm, cool, col- lected shooting. Three hundred thirty-nine 11AIM ' ( iN. M, in, mil, R.MY competed with the pistol teams of nineteen colleges and one National Guard (irganization in 1924, and in each meet was victorious. This is the first time that the Pistol Team has gone through an entire season without a defeat. The team success was largely due to the coaching of Captain Scott, and to the shooting of Harrison. E. H., the team captain. Harrison was the most consistent shot on the team, taking first place in two-thirds of the meets, and holding, together with Peck, the riVK MAN TK. M May 10th AKMV... ...J118 N. M. MILITARY INST.. .1902 AK.MY.. ...J1I8 PRINCETON .2049 ARMY... ...2118 UNIVERSITY OF PENN. .1742 ARMY... ...2118 LA. STATE I ' NIV .1972 ARMY... ...2118 ALA. POLYTECII. INST. .2117 ARMY... ...2118 TEX. A. vt M. COLLEGE. .1921 ARMY... ...2118 UNIV. OF OKLA .1875 ARMY... ...2118 UNIV. OF ARIZONA May 17th .20311 AKMV... . . .2119 107th INF., N. Y. N. G.... .1757 . I MY... , . .2119 OKLA. A. M. COLLEGE May 21st .1824 . R. IV.. ...2121 BOSTON UNIVERSITY. May 23rd .1986 . . . 2068 .1784 May 24th . KMY... ...2088 UNIV. OF WYOMING... .1670 . RMY... ...2088 CULVER MIL. ACAD.... May 23th .2040 ARMY... ...2134 NORWICH l-NIV .2055 TEN MAN TEAMS May 10th .ARMY... ...4179 UNIV. OF MO .4005 ARMY... ...4179 KANS. AG. COLLEGE... May 17th .3442 . RMY... ..4174 LA. STATE COLLEGE... SPECL- L May 10th .3853 RMY... . ..9.SC}, UNIV. OF CINCINNATI. 84.3% ARMY... . . .1360 UNIV. OF WISCONSIN. .1243 iiigh individual record of the year. It will he noted that, with the score running well over 2000, Auburn was nosed out by only one point. Our friends from Alabama seem to take extreme delight in throwing scares into - rmy supporters. The other teams were all de- feated In " comfortable margins. Ik)lcomb, C. W., has been elected captain for 1925, and with most of the old team on hand for another year, another unbroken string of victories seems not t " o remote a pros])ect. Three hxDidred forty r.| GOLF SCHEDULE .Ipril jy ARNn- 3 SYRACUSE ... May 3rd AMRV 2 COLl ' MBI A 7 May lOth ARMY 9 N. Y. U Ma rytli ...0 ARMY 2 M. I. T May 34t ' ...4 ARMY 5 COLGATE .... Totals ARMY 21 OPPONENTS . ..14 LeFAVOUR, Captain. HE golf season for 1924 was not the .success that the player material led us to liii])c it would be. rnibably the best jilayint, ' ' nf the season was the game with Columbia L ' niversity. Of course the .Army anticipated a real M. rap with this okl rival, but e.xpected nothing like the brilliant and steady golf that was ex- hibited. The results, however, whipi)ed the Army team around to a smashing victory the next week against Xew ' l k Lhiiversity. But when we met M. 1. T. something ver}- unusual happened. I ' asolli, the Army star and captain, went bad and the fever spread through the entire team. The last meet was marred by a cold rain but we sailed through to a 5-0 victory over Colgate. Too much credit cann ot be given to Mr. Canausa for his jiatient and untiring efforts mider adverse conditions. He has kept the . ' rmv team on a par with average college teams using large and trickv courses. THE SQUAD Three hundred forty-one POLO P KRHAPS no sport at the AIilitar Academy enjo -s a more complete en- iluisiasm on the [ ' a r t o t its _j- ryz±i:i devotees than our game of Polo. With the romantic background of the jousts of the knights of long ago, with the speed, the dash, and the kaleidoscopic changes, embodied by no other sport, this game of Polo, this sport of kings, is one in which we of the military profession do and should pride our- selves in excelling. Our previous successes and our present high standing have been large- ly due to the conscientious efforts of our Cavalry instructors, led by Major Holderness, our West Point Chief of Cavalry, and successor to the famous " Jingles " Wilson. In its coaching staff the polo squad could not be more fortunate. Major Holderness, Captains Cole and Caperton, and Lieutenant Mewshaw are all good polo players. Forming a veteran team they have taken the squad in hand, and patiently developed an oflfensive style of clock-like team-work, which. MAJOR HOLDERNESS, Coach. time and again this past season, has demonstrated its effectiveness against the best teams in inter- collegiate circles. Our first team, led by Stephenson at number one, captained by Fuqua at number two, and well backed by Hale, presents a formidable trio. No less in brilliance stands the second team composed of Baldwin, Howze and Gardner, with Sears and Peterson as substitutes. We are enthusiastic over the progress shown b ' these two Army teams. We will first speak of Stephenson, for he is the dare-devil, the spectac- ular, and the most formidable man on the team. Backing the ball with that peculiar turning stroke of his, " Steve " would wheel around and thunder down the whole length of the hall, carrying the ball, defying all opposition, and finally complete a difficult shot for goal. He is a riding fool, an alert, aggressive number one who usually gets the toss-in, and who carries the fight to the end of the game. We have nothing but praise for our brilliant captain and number two, Fuqua. His is the type W ' la HALE, Manager, Three hundred forty-two i1 N. of the strategic player. He has the faculty of determining just where the ball will be at the next stroke, and it is Fuqua who is there in position to take the ball and place it in front of the goal for Stephenson to knock in. He rides well, uses a long rein, main- tains a good seat and gets the maximum effort out of his mount. P. B. has made an excep- tionally dependable riding mate for Stephen- son, and has always contributed his full share to the score. Next comes our main- stay of the defense, Hale, the number three, and player manager of the team. One might say that he is a riding-hall prod- uct ; that is, his latest polo ability was brought forth in the three-year course of equitation that we cadets are so fortunate as to receive. He developed rapidly into a hard- hitting and hard-riding defensive player, and replaced Gardner at back in mid-season. .- good level head, a steady hand on the mallet, he is noted for his field generalship. This season marks a renaissance in cadet polo. Heretofore polo has been essentially a First Class privilege, and as a result, all the Academy teams have been formed in one year. Experience and team-play are hard to obtain in one season. Now good polo material will be chosen from the fall intramural squad, 14 ARMY, 13 101 ST C.WALRY, 3 ARMY, 18 Y. ATHLETIC CLUB ARMY, 5 HARVARD, 16 ARMY, 18 SQUADRON A, 9 ARMY, 11 CITY TROOP OF PHILADELPHIA, ARMY. 11 103RD FIELD ARTILLERY, 9 ARMY, 8 YALE, 11 . RMY. 17 CORNELL OFFICERS, 6 ARMY, 14 PRINCETON. 5 ARMY, 14 UXIV. OF PENN., 7 ARMY, A ' z PENN. MILITARY COLLEGE, 10}4 eligible to the Second and Third Classes. These men will be retained on the squad all year, taught the fundamentals of the game, and when their time comes the coaches will have comparatively seasoned material to work with. The Second Classmen on the squad now are doing remark- ably well. With such good material as Johnson, H. W., Sims, Hawkins, Nelson, M. R., and Murphy of the Second Class, and Butler and Griffith of the Third Class, it is fairly safe to I)redict a strong team for next year. Above we have listed the enviable record made by our embryo Devereux Milburns. Although the team lost to the Pennsylvania Military College in the indoor inter-collegiates, the number of Army victories by far outnumber the defeats. Three hundred forty-three HOCKEY January 14th i 4 UNION COLLEGE ... January ijth 1 M.- SS. INST. TECH 1 January J th , 5 BATES COLLEGE 1 January jUth AR.MV 3 BOSTON UNIV 4 fcbrnary 14th R. 1V 1 PRINCETON 5 February sSth .A.RA1V ROYAL M. COLLEGE.. 5 MASON, Manage and MR. MARCH. ND, Coach. !1K greater part of the Hockey Team grad- uated last June, leaving onl)- two veterans, W ' estphalinger and Uaird, as a nucleus for a new team. Coach Marchand selected from last year ' s scrubs and the Plebes the best material for the vacant jobs, instilled into them by his enthusiasm some of his thorough knowl- edge of the game, and succeeded in developing a well-balanced team. Lewis, Heidner, Moscatelli. Thiebaud and Maude are the new men who made the teai gave good accounts of themselves. Practice was greatly hampered by the poor condition of the ice during a great part of the season, and it was feared that the feature of the year, the annual tussle with the Royal Military College of Canada, would be cancelled on this account, but a return of cold weather came just in time. In spite of this enforced lack of practice, a good system of team-play was worked (jut so efficiently that one of the Canadian cadets who was played against three Army team.s said after the game this year that it was the best Army team he had yet seen. The first game was a ragged one on both sides. The edge was with Army, and Union was easily defeated, 4-1. Army ' s defense was particularly good, and stopped many drives on the goal. The warm weather ruined the ice for the next game, and M. I. T. got away with a tied score. The soft ice prevented the speed and quick turns which are essential to a good game, and it was difficult even to make the puck slide. THE SQUAD Three hundred forty-four 4 4 r AXADIANS lllCAUKU NoKTlI The ice had ct)me ayain h ' tlie fi)llo ving Sat- urday and a fast game was the result. The Army team-play made its appearance, and the cadets had little trouble with Rates, the latter being un the defensive through practically the entire game. Their few rallies were easily broken up or re- pulsed, the game ending with Army on the long end of a five-one score. Boston U. handed us our first defeat on Janu- ary 28. Boston could not score in the first and last periods, but made four goals with ease in the second round. Army came back in the third and shot three goals, tlft excellent work of the lioston goal tender saving his team from defeat or a tie. Shot after shot was made, but only three took elifect. - two weeks period of no ice followed and the team grew stale through idleness. The lack of practice was plainly evident in the game with Princeton of February 14. Although Army scored first, and held Princeton to a 1-1 tie for all bin the final ten minutes of the game, the latter was al- ways on the offensive and it was onlv through the work of Lewis at goal and a valiant defense that we were not beaten in the first period. In the final period Princeton .scored four times and the game ended with the score : Princeton. 5 ; Arm ' , 1. Warm weather continued and little or no l)ractice was held before the game with the Royal .Military College. This game has been instituted as the annual feature, and while we are usually outclassed by the Canadians, hockey being as natural to them as baseball to an American, the games are always hard fought and marked by an intense desire to win. The Canadians are good sportsmen who play the game cleanly and hard ; it is almost a pleasure to be defeated by such men. The game was fast and well played on both sides, but the skating and puck handling of R. M. C. were clearly superior to the Army ' s work. Lewis again distinguished himself by turning shot after shot, allowing only one goal in the first ])eri id. In the second three were scored. and another in the third. Three hundred forty-five SWIMMING Janmirv Ih ARMY 36 " MASS. INST. TECH 26 January ist . RMY 27 SPRINGFIELD 35 February ytli ARMY 30 ■ AMHERST 32 February 14th ARMY 18 RUTGERS 41 February 28th ARMY 34 " WILLIAMS 25 March 7th ARMY 39 COLUMBIA 23 Totals ARMY 184 OPPONENTS 182 OR the fifth time in Army ' s five years of inter-collegiate swimming we can chalk up a successful season. At the outset it looked as though Dame Fortune was against us, but just in time for us she changed her mind and gave us the breaks. In the six meets of the season Army took three and lost three. The final triumph over Columbia by a i ' )-2i score gives us the right to call the season a success. M. I. T., Williams, and Columbia went home defeated, Rutgers and Springfield won by con- siderable margins, and Amherst l)arely took us in by a 32-30 score. The call fur candidates brought f rlh a great deal of material, but most of il was wilhiiut experience. However, .Army had a real swimming coach, Mr. Joseph Nils, who through untiring " efforts and great al) ' l ' t ' , built a team around the nucleus remaining from last year. (_)ur first test came with M. I. T. on January 24th. We had no great difficully with them, and M. I. ' I went home wilii the unfa ' orable end of a 36-26 score. Sifringfield and . niberst caught us olf lialance on the two .succeeding week-ends and won by 35-27 and 32-30, respectively. Discjualification in the relay cost us the BLISS. Captain. Springfield meet. Rutgers, with a long train of aquatic victories, came and swam and conquered, adding Army to their list of victims for the third time in three years. Bliss won the diving event, the only Army first, ' and Harrington took second. Elliott pushed Brown, of Rutgers, so hard for the first place in the breast- stroke that in order to win the latter had to set a new tank record for the event. Van Natta, in the 220, won the other second place for Army. Rutgers had no difficulty winning the relay. With the meet with ' illiams the fol- lowing Saturday Army hit its stride and the team at last put forth a performance e(|ualling those of the teams of the past few years. DeArmond won the back- stroke and took second in the fifty. Van Xatta and Brady took second and third in the 220. Elliott and Krueger easily took tlie first two places in the ])reast-stroke, hUliott breaking the Academy record for the fifth time in his three years on the team. Lord swam the hundred for his first time, winning the event : iMiilay taking third, liliss, as usual, won the dive, Har- rington coming .second. illiams won the relay. till !3( jt: Re H i Bi ■1 i| th H| Il k Three hundred forty-six i I The final meet was a suitable climax for the year ' s work, and furnished great satis- faction for the Army fans. DeArmond started it off by winning the fifty, with Red Reeder close behind. Van Natta and Brady took the two important places in the 220. Elliott and Krueger, though beaten in the event by Harbinger, forced him to set a new tank record. DeArmond and Paris were second and third in the back-stroke, and Lord and Finlay took the same two places in the hundred. Krissel, of Columbia, won from Bliss in the diving. The Army relay team, O ' Keefe, Finlay, Reeder and DeArmond won for the only time this season in 1 :47-2. jNIike DeArmond was the high-point scorer of the season, making an average of over eight points in every meet in which he took part. Johnny Elliott, next year ' s captain, set the only new record of the -ear, in the hundred-yard breast-stroke, clipping a second from his previous mark. Three hundred forty-seven THE GYMNASIUM l(i(w mV KVANS. Manager. 9 mi;. DdllS. Coacli. (•,. I)I)IS, CaiJtain. I ' hicc hundred forly-eiyhl !OME WINNING TEAMS OF INDOOR MEET 3 Pi ii vj " - " WATER POLO. FIRST CLASS " ' TIT, OF WAR. FOl ' KTll CLASS RF.LAV. SKCOND CLASS t3 11 .Ml.l ' ICINi: I;aLL,, IlKbT CLASb Three hundred forty-nine 1 «n U-. 1 3: — 1 o o g ' O i 5 3 — lA ■ri 5 ■D 1 (5 - " O ; i) 1 V — to 1 E — N cO in t " I - N « m 1 — Csi s a s " ■ 1 ' -a d J 5 — CM s " 6 t Ol c X E i ■o o — t s « ' t e N c4 4 1 i 5 a 4 — N (•1 tsl -» t " 5 o 5 -1 t _W 1° — H N t ■ 0 1 1 5 1 - w tn s ;; f} — f ITi Etr - - 1 2 1 1 1 1 ■ " i ' 1 rfi — ! !- .a u a E 1 1 5 !« U Ifl rr ■= in lO f lC 5 1 1 B 5 ffi 5 19 SI s ? S i « IT) t-- Ld [nl [m] J [nJ LJ ISii Ld LnJ Lu lul LJ [:;. [f iJ m — ■0 1 i 1 ) - N rn s [:; — Tis u O lS «o s s 5 - l 1 b 2 o s — 8 •i-i s -1 1 s M Pi m E S L5 — s a 1 2 cO lo m ITi cO o s 1 b j i 1 } S s S 1 3 1 i ff) ffl - t to - c tT) — PJ - CsJ CO - rj - fNj K. iS _ 5S o » 1 i — N ( _ kf o 1 X 2 1 — ■ 1 — pi. m ,o I TJ 1 — i (O -. 5 — M to — o o 1 1 1 ' 0 a 1 1? - 1 ■2 L HI — CN ,c= s s; in " " if I o vs: 3 4 5 " g ] s 1 Jl5 4 4 W _ : 5- I 1 i E i 1 Three hundred fifty m WEARERS OF SMALL " A ( iXKII ' .DKR. Soccer liARXES, Hoximj. MYERS, C. M., Soccer. I ' .ROSNAN, Boxiiuj. KELLEY, BoxiiKj. HARNETT, U-rcstli,i-. MILLER, H. G., ll ' rcstliny. Rifle DUDLEY, IVrcsllincj. CLELAN ' D. WrcsUinij. HALE, I ' olo. HASKELL, Soccer. FUQUA, I ' olo. WESTPHALINC.F.R, Lacrosse. BIRD, Soccer. STEVENSON, Polo. DeARMOND, Szi-imming. GRIFFITH, Boxing. Wrestling. P.ARTH, Soccer. BALDWIN, I ' olo. BOWMAN, Kifle. LYNCH, Feiicioy. WILLING, Rijle. WHITTED, Imloo. HOWZE, Polo. GARDNER, Polo. Meet Record. Three hundred fifty-one NEWMAN WOOD GARBlSCH ELLINGER FRASER CCeHBeBS DP TneDHRGe ' H ' FARWICK GILLMORE PRUDHOMME HORTON SCHEPPS SAUNDERS WILSON BROWNING H □ Q Q B B M ■i N 11 ■i ■■ DEAN DAVIDSON MURPHY STOBER- WESTPHALINGER MACtC HORNER. JOHNSON GRIFFITH COOSMA BAXTER- HEACOCtC ' ' Wm " HlT.Li HARHIMQ ICAMMFRtR GtLBRETH 3CHEIfcFL6te Three luiiidrrd fifly-two ARMY NAVY FOOTBALL GAME By GRANTLAND RICE ALTIMORE, Nov. 29.— Ed Garbisch, the big Army captain, used his right toe as a flaming howitzer today in the big Bahimore Stadium and beat the Xavy single-handed as 80,000 people looked down upon the field of war. Probably the greatest gathering that ever saw a football battle in the East surrounded the Maryland plain as the brilliant Army center drop- kicked four field-goals and came within one shot of tying the five-goal record which " T ' rickley and Eckersall had established in other years. Garbisch is through tonight, and the Xavy isn ' t sorry. For it was Garbisch 12 and Xavy as the game enrled under a gray, shadowy sky with a shrill wind singing its song of winter from the north. HOWITZER (;OES INTO ACTION With two great forward lines locked in battle, where neither attack could make any notable headway against hard, clean tackling that never wavered, the tide of war veered in the direction of an accurate toe, and (larbisch in his final game rode this tide to his greatest triumph. It took the Army captain just one period to get this howitzer warmed up to its winning action. He missed three attempts before he got the range, but after this boosted the ball, across from varying ranges in the second, third and fourth periods, netting four out of the last five salvos or salutes. Just a trifle over two months ago President and Mrs. Coolidgc looked out upon the greatest sporting drama of all time, as the long right arm of Walter Johnson swept the Giants aside in the last world series jubilee. Today the President and Mrs. C ' uolidge saw glory transferred from a right arm to a right toe in a (litTcront game surroinidcd by ;i dilTcrcnt setting. GR.NNTL.Wn KICE. Three hundred fifty-three Army Navy Game BALTIMORE, MD., NOVEMBER 29, 1924 ARMV PLAYS ( ) KtCK FORWARD PASS ....... FREE BALL | RUN -, , •• •• FAILED (AFTER FUMBLE INAVY K«.x.; x« PENALTY DROP KICK oR BLOCKED PLAYS o DOWN ,■ , •• •• FAILED KICK [l ) J ( ; 1ST QUARTER. 2ND QUARTER. Three hundred fifty-four Three hundred Hfiy-Ave HOW GARBISCH There has been nothing to approach the vivid coloring of this enormous crowd which swarmed in upon Baltimore like an invading army, ahmist blotting a great city from sight. This army of invaders gathered at Balti- more ' s magnificent stadium by 2 o ' clock, where the color scheme resembled a vast forest of crimson, gold and flaming tints, massed around the great Iniman horseshoe which stood uuard around tlK- field. In one section the 1,200 Army cadets looked no larger than a few square yards of gray, and upon the opposite side of the field the blue and gold of the Kavy was almost lost amid the multitude. But their voices out-thundered all the others in the wild medley of cheering and exhortation which only these Service games know. They sent their songs and their roistering outbursts back and forth across the field up until the final play, when only Army voices took charge of the cold November air. The President sat with the Navy side in the opening half, and as he later moved to the Army contingent the tide of victory moved with liim as Garbisch got the range. From the top of the stands there was an end- less span of motor cars as far as one could see, and in addition to the 80,000 jammed and massed inside there must have been 20,000 more packed in the plains outside the towering walls. There were generals, admirals. Cabinet mem- bers. Senators, and almost the entire official life of the nation on hand as the Navy team came rom]jing out in gray and gaudy habiliments of gold and blue, which looked even brighter under the skies which threatened rain or deluge, and which later threatened snow and storm. But the field was fast, the air was keen, and everything was set for rapid action, which only two ])i)werful defensive teams stood ready to roll back at almost every chartje. The first thrill of the afternoon came on the first play when Hamilton, of the Xa y, from his 20-yard line, fired a forward pass which ( lillmore. one of the dav ' s big stars, iiUer- ccpted with a stirring catch. The Army section was up with a whirl and a roar, but the strong Navy defense soon halted the Army rush as Garbisch, in his first field-goal attempt, lost the range. In this first period the Army kept the ' a - crowded-in through Wood ' s fine kicking, as Garbisch barely failed again. . nd then a moment later, with the wind at his back, Chillings- worth, of the Navy, drove I lie liall for 62 yards to the Army ' s 5-yard line, where the Midshipmen took their turn at emotional frenzy with the sudden shift in football fortune. Through this first period neither team could make any headway. The tackling and charging were entirelv too keen and aggressive, and both siiles were surging in with too much s]ieed and courage for an - march to start upon its way. GARBISCH VVARM- FKLT ABOUT IT. JNG UP TOE But all this while Captain Garbisch had been warming up his famous toe. He had been adjusting it to the proper range with care and coolness. It was much after the manner of a .sharpshooter adjusting his sights. He had barely missed two goals in the first period which would have smashed all records. One had been blown just a foot ofi ' -line against the wind. The other, from forty yards, had fallen short of the bar bv less than a ) ' ard. He was getting nearer and nearer to his mark, and when the alert Fraser blocked a Navy kick around midfield the proud citizens of Washington, Pa., where Garbisch lives, were about ready to light the old home bonfire in honor of the gallant deeds of a native .son. The Navy fought off this rough break with unusual courage, but just a few plays later Farwick, one of the greatest of all guards, blocked another Navy punt and the bounding Garbisch covered it on the 40-yard line. Gillmore and ' ood drove through for a first down, and when the Navy braced and re])elle(l the next attack. Garliisch, from the ,i2- -ard line, sent a drop-kick siiinning on its way to Army glory. ' v this time tlu ' . rnn ' nuile was beginning to limls- with cn ' u])iiii a ri lU finit dl such power and ]irecisiiin. The Army mule couldn ' t ha ' e equalled the job. and the demonstration which broke out among the 1,200 cadets came near shaking the big stadium loose from its moorings and caving down the concrete walls. Three hundred fi fly-six iiV. For more than thirty years these two rivals have remained even in battle, with twelve victories apiece and two drawn games. This was tlie margin contest, the winning edge, and the Army captain had thumped his team into a three-point lead. S(i later in the quarter Garbisch tried again from well back, and for the last time that after- noun Garbisch missed his mark. Shortly after the third period opened, big Hewitt, of the Army, went crashing on his way until a fierce Navy tackle jolted the ball from his arms on the 7-yard line just as a touchdown was only a stride or two away. The Navy booted the ball up field, and on the next play covered Hard- ing ' s fumble. But another of the myriad Navy passes was intercepted. Hewitt and Gillmore got a first down, and then from the 42-yard line Garbisch took careful aim and let another drop- kick go swirling over the bar for three more poin ts. Once more the cadets ' stand started a tornado of noise and joy. Within two minutes Gillmore intercepted 1 lamilton ' s pass on the Xavy ' s 17-yard line, and two plays later Garbisch kicked his third goal from twenty yards away, boosting the . rmy intu a cunimanding lead which practically assured victory. BIG GARBISCH ' S BIG DAY By now the bonfire at Washington, Pa., was getting under way. The native town absorbs the honor of a distinguished son, and this son had gathered fcicitball Imndrs at W. and | West Point, where he had captained two elevens in his day and time. This was his last stand, and this was also his greatest. Gillmore, Wood, Far- wick, Ellinger, Fraser, and others had contributed winning aid by brilliant football against a fighting Xavy team, but it was Garbisch day at Wash- ington, Pa., and the others were only part of the pageant. By this time, although 8 0.000 were shivering in the winter blast from the barren lands and Baffin ' s Bay. the Garbisch toe was just getting warmed up to its assignment. After Gillmore and Wood had smashed through in a steady advance down the field, the thrust was halted by Navy tackling at the 20-yar(l line, and once again the now fa- miliar figure of the . rmy captain was seen taking its accustomed place about ten yards back of the line with the right foot cocked. This fourth kick was from the 30-yard line and it closed out the scoring, for the Army attack couldn ' t break through the Navy ' s valiant defense with enough continued power to carry the ball across the line. The Navy was missing no tackle of any sort as it surged through to halt most advances with distinct thuds that could be heard afar, jolting echoes which resounded loud and clear. .MIDDIES YELL TO BITTER END . t this point the cadet .section was upon the verge of a vocal hysteria. You might have figured the .Midshipmen were silent and depressed. They may have been dei ressed, but they were not silent. Tlie continued In clamor for a touchdown. . nd Three hundred fifty-seven for a minute or two their wild and passionate pleading looked to be answered. The Navy covered Wood ' s kick on the Army 43-yard line, and a forward pass planted the ball twelve yards nearer to the goal. Shapley then made it first down on the Army ' s 15-yard line, and the golden confetti shower which had featured the intermis- sion on the Navy side broke loose again amid a flow of noise that set a new world ' s record for 2,400 human throats. But this was to be the last chance of the year. On the next play an Army tidal wave struck Shapley and rolled him back for a ten-yard loss and disdaining a field-goal attempt, the iVnnapolis delegation entered upon the final stages of a wild and reckless passing game which the Army de- fense broke down and smothered or intercepted up the field. The Navy tried twenty-three passes, completing five, but there was no other way through. The Navy had no running attack to find its way through a great Army line, well flanked now by two alert, hard-tackling ends. The Army wall was not to be broken down or beaten back. It was impervious to any assault, an immovable human barrier. And back of this barrier it pro- vided protection for the Garbisch toe after said toe had been thoroughly warmed up and pointed in the right direction. Garbisch has been noted as a place kicker, but today he earned his fame over the drop-kick route. And at the game ' s end along the edge of gathering darkness the great crowd again started for Balti- more to block up all the avenues again. GREATEST INVASION ON RECORD No such invading force had ever struck any city before. Two hours before the game time every hotel lobby was packed, jammed and stuffed, and every highway leading out was a solid mass of motor cars, taxis, street cars and pedestrians making their way to stadium in time for the double drill. Only 78,000 seats were ready, but at least 2,000 more found their way in through the big portals where those in the far corner of the field looked more like foliage than human beings. It was something to look upon from the elevated center of the side lines, for, disregarding the threat of rain from a heavy sky, most of those who came out were arrayed in the colors which make an autumn woodland something to remember on through the snows. And they saw one of the hardest battles of the )fear, a game cleanly and fiercely fought, where each tackier nailed his man as if this was to be the last tackle any survivor was ever to n:ake. There was no reaching for runner with one hand. It was all hard and low and sure, and against this brand of defense no attack had a chance. Wilson was not in shape, so most of the running burden was put upon Gillmore and Wood, with help from Hewitt, and they did well enough against the best defense the Navy has shown all year. So the Army took the lead at last with a well- coached, hardplaying team that today had to beat a real opponent before reaching the peak. Coach jMcEwan ' s team remains unbeaten in the East, with only the mark of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame on their frames. They played fine football today, and the Navy, after a somewhat sombre year, can take at least some solace from a great improvement and a brilliant defensive fight. GILLMORE STOPPED ON NAVY ' S THIRTY YARD LINE. Courtesy International News Reel. Three hundred fifty-eight ARMY-NAVY BASKETBALL GAME By W. WILSON WINGATE Annapolis, Md., Feb. 28. — An airtight Army defense, built around Capt. Bill Wood and buttressed by Harry Wilson, accomplished the downfall of Navy in the annual basketball game here this afternoon. The score was 21 to 17. It was a stunning blow to Navy folk, who had turned out in capacity nmii- bers to watch the sixth annual battle between the representatives of the two branches of the service. Navy had been a strong favorite for weeks, and nearly everyone in the big armory this afternoon had come prepared to see a hard game close with a Navy victory. But they had reckoned widaout the prowess of Wilson. Everybody knew Captain Wood, Baltimore boy and former Jolms Hopkins star athlete, was a capable defensive performer, but few knew what to expect of Wilson. The latter had gained fame as a football player, to be sure, but football and basket- ball are strikingly different. The fans knew of the skill of Johnny Roosma, former member of Passaic, (N. J.) High School. They realised tliat Roosma would always be a thorn in die side of the Midshipmen ' s defense. They were expecting the uncanny marksmanship of the New Jersey man to account for a considerable part of the .Vrmy ' s total points. But even Roosma exceeded expectations. He was everywhere on the floor and he dropped them through the netting from all angles. And while the star forward was ringing up points — he made 12 of Army ' s total of 21 — Wood and Wilson were keeping i ' arrish, Craig, and other local sharpshooters from under the basket at the other end of the Hoor. iVIany could hardly believe their eyes. Army was playing basketball as it should be played. Navy was struggling valiantly, but just couldn ' t seem to get going in the face of the desperate West Point defense. Time after time llashes of pretty passing by Navy appeared to presage certain field goals. But time after time Wood and Wilson would llash forth from nowhere — or so it seemed— and, cutting across, intercept a pass and start a movement in the other direction. Forced to shoot from well out in the floor for the most part. Navy began to feed the ball to its star long-distance shot, Parrish, but the assignment was beyond even his unusual powers. Parrish got three held goals, half the number scored by his team, but many other attempts to score from beyond the foul circle by Parrish and others of the home team bounded off the rim or back- board. And, nearly always Wilson was there to take the rebound. Navy fans never quite gave up hope. They could not see how the aggrega- tion that had pursued such a strenuous and withal successful campaign through a season could fail to find a way of piercing the West Point defense. Continu- ally they kept shouting and yelling encouragement to the combination that had made a sensational holiday tour through the Middle West without losing a game. It is true that memory of the defeats at the hands of Washington College, Fordham and Penn State still lingered. But they had been attributed largely to the natural let-down that might be expected to appear at some stage of the campaign that had been the most severe in the history of basketball at the reservation. When the West Point machine got off to a six point lead at the start of hostilities, Navy supporters told themselves that it was only a flash in the pan. Even when the Army continued to lead throughout the first half, which „:TTcri T i • ' WIIvSON. Guard. in)()SM. , Capt. -Elect. Three hundred fifty-nine If KAMMERER. .f » ended witli the score standing 11 to 6, a ma- jority of the onlookers " " were inclined to believe that Xav - would strike it stride in the second ]i e r i o (1 a n d c o ni e through, hy a narrower margin than originally exjiected, however. I ' ew were surprised, there f(ire, when Parrish and Day teamed to knot the count at 11 all short- ly after the last half got under way. And a min- ute or two later, wdien Xavy went to the front at 13 to 12, the only time during the contest it was in the van, a mighty and highly exul- tant cheer went up from the ranks of the Mid- ■Mk. shipmen spectators and L their friends. It looked as if the Army were cracking un- der the strain and seem- ly ed that Coach Allen ' s sailors finalh ' were find- ing themselves. But it w-asn ' t to be. Army had plent ' in re- serve. Roosma let out another notch, and three field goals carried his team ' s tola! Id 18. In the meantime Xavy ha i counted a lime point on a shot from the foul mark by Craig. Once more iXavy was bshind- two field goals behind at 1 to 18. ' Ihen it was that everybody began to realize that the time was growing short. So when Kam- merer. Army forward, came to the aid of the hard working Roosma and looped a final double deckel ' , bringing West Point ' s total to 20, Allen, Xavy coach, decided that it was time to adopt desperate measures. .Xa - took time out. The players, as they gath- ered in a little circle in the end of the C(iurt nearest their bench glanced anxiously at the timing ar- STOBI " .R. rangement on the scoreboard. The indicator pointed to the numeral 17, showing that but three more minutes remained to be played. Presently, as the)- stood there taking stock of the seriousness of the situation, two newcomers left their seats on the Navy bench and walked out to join the group. The new players were Flippin and Hamilton. The latter replaced Craig at forward. Then Captain Leggett was seen wending his way dejectedly toward the bench. His coach had sent Flippin in to replace him. It was significant of the defeat that was to be brought home a few minutes later. . rm ' had ])roved too good for .Xavy, and not even the eight stars used during the contest liy the home team had been equal to sending the five Army luminaries, who played through the entire game, back to the banks of the Hudson empty handed. :- UMi IARY OF SCORING Armv, 21 ; X.wv, 17 AR.MY G. Roosma, f 5 Kamniercr, f 1 Stober, c 1 Wilson, g Wood, g Total 7 NAVY G. Craig, f 1 Parrish, f 3 Rule, c 1 Shaplcy, g Leggett, g Day, f., g 1 Fliiipen, g llamiltnn. 1 Total 6 Ri ' feree : ()rliiuT. Ccinicll ; L ' liipire : Kiniiey, Vale Time i f halves: 20 minules. F. T. 2-5 12 1-1 3 1-1 3 0-0 3-3 3 7-10 F. T. 0-0 6 0-0 2 0-2 3-5 5 0-0 0-0 Three hundred sixty •4 ARMY-NAVY BASEBALL GAME N May 21, a crowd of about 15,000 saw Nav y win the annual Army- Navy baseball game at Annapolis Ijy a score of five to three. Navy was a slight favorite on the basis of comparative scores and games won, but these, as a rule, mean little or nothing when Army meets Navy, and the team had hopes of ending the seasdu with another banquet of goat meat. It was a hard game to lose, but, as always, we ' ll have another chance at them next year. The men who made the trip to Annapolis were quartered in several rooms in Ban- croft Hall, which were vacated by the Middies for their use, and were provided with everything necessary to make them comfortable, even down to " llunky " for the ho]). ' Hie Midshipmen greeted the team with an Army yell, and did every- thing in their power to make the boys feel at home. This courteous treatment is greatl}- appreciated, not only by the team, Intt b - the Corps as well, and did much to alleviate to some extent the bitterness of defeat. The game was reproduced at West Point on a large automatic scoreboard which gave the play in detail very vividly. The excitement was almost as great as if we were actually seeing the game. Yells were given for the team collectively and individually, and while they could not hear us, they must have felt in their hearts that we who stayed behind were pulling for them in spirit. The game in detail: I ' irsf luniiuj: Akmv — Sniythe led ofif l " or the Army and hit to Heisser, but was tlu own out at tirst. Dasher flied out to right. Storck hit to second and was thrown out. No runs, no hits, no errors. I ' irst Iiiiiiiii : N.wv- — Harris up for the Navy and was walked by Stadler. THOSE WHO PLAYED THE NAVY GAME. Left to right — Front row; Ellinger. Browning. Stevenson, Smythe. Storck, Wood, Mille Rear row; Lobert, (Coach), Cousland, Cay wood, Roosnia, Stadler, Bingham. Three hnudred sixly-one Barchet got two balls, when Harris was thrown out trying to steal second. Barchet was walked, and Fenno up. Barchet was also thrown out trying to steal second. Fenno grounded to Browning, who fum- bled, allowing him to reach first safely. Cooper flied out to left. No runs, no hits, one error. Second Inning: Army — EUinger beat out a hit to short. Cooper making a sen- sational stop. Browning was thrown out, short to first, Ellinger going to second. Cousland singled to right, scoring Ellinger, and took second on the throw to the plate. Wood dumped the ball in front of the plate and was thrown out, Cousland taking- third. Bingham lined out to third, but Barchet made a wonderful catch and retired the side. One run, two hits, no errors. Second Inning: Navy — Leslie hit to Browning and was thrown out at first. Ward repeated the performance. Waid Hied out to right field. No runs, no hits, no errors. TJiird Inning: Army — Stadler was thrown out on the first ball pitched, short to first. Smythe flied out to center. Dasher fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors. Third Inning: Navy — McKee struck out and Heisser walked. Heisser was thrown out trying to steal second. Harris hit to Stadler and was thrown out at first. No runs, no hits, no errors. Fourth Inning: Army — Storck singled sharply over second. Ellinger flied out to right and Storck stole second. Browning- popped out to first and Cousland fanned. No runs, one hit, no errors. Pourfli Inning: Navy — Barchet flied out to right. Fenno repeated, Ellinger making a shoestring catch. Cooper was walked and then thrown out trying to steal second. No runs, no hits, no errors. Fiftli Inning: Army — Wood called out on strikes. Bingham hit a douljle along the third-base line. Stadler hit to second and was thrown out, Bingham taking third. Smythe flied out to left. No runs, one hit, no errors. THE GAME AT ANNAPOLIS. li ' three hundred sixty-two ' X ' K mwl I Fifth Inning: Navy — Leslie walked. Ward forced Leslie at second, second to short. Waid hit to third and was thrown out, Ward going to second. McKee singled over second, scoring Ward. Heisser hit to short and was thrown out. One run. one hit, no errors. Sixfli Iiiniiuj: Army — Dasher tlied out to center. Storck was thrown out at first after hitting a grounder to Heisser. El- linger reached first on an error by Cooper. Browning flied out to second. No runs, no hits, one error. SixtJi Inninij: Navy — Harris walked. Barchet got to first when Bingham fiim- bled his grounder, Harris taking second. Fenno hit a home-run to deep right center, scoring Harris and Barchet ahead of him. Cooper was safe at first on Storck ' s bad throw. Miller replaced Stadler in the box for Army. Leslie flied to Ellinger, but he dropped the ball and threw wild to second, allowing Cooper to reach the bag. Ward beat out a bunt to third, filling the bases. Waid fanned. McKee hit to Storck and was thrown out at first, but Cooper scored on the play. Heisser touched out by Miller on a slow hit down the first base line, re- tiring the side. iMiur runs, two hits, tln ec errors. ScvciitJi liniiiii : . k.mv — Cousland sin- gled o cr McKce ' s licad and tlion stole second. Wood walked, liingham was out on a high y to second. Miller popped out to short. Smythe flied out to center. Xo runs, one hit, no errors. Scz ' ciilh I II II tin : Navy — Harris was out on a liner to center. Barchet followed with a hit to Miller and was thrown out at first. Fenno flied out to Wood, who made a great run to get the ball. No runs, no hits, no errors. Eighth Inning: Army — Dasher got two bases when center dropped his high fly. Storck was thrown out, short to first, Dasher holding second; Ellinger hit to third and was thrown out at first, but Dasher took third on the play. Browning lieat out a hit to pitcher and Dasher scored. Cousland struck out. One run, one hit, one error. Eightli Inning: Na v — Cooper hit to Miller and was thrown out at first. Dasher caught Leslie ' s fly and Cousland caught a I)op-foul by Ward, retiring the side. No runs, no hits, no errors. iWiiith Inning: Army — Wood bunted and was thrown out at first. Bingham hit a home-run into the crcjwd in deep left field. Stevenson, batting for Miller, was out on a pop-foul to pitcher. Smythe beat out a hit to pitcher. Dasher singled to left, sending Smythe to third. Peterson now replaced Heisser in the box for Navy. Storck hit to third but was thrown out at first. One run, three hits, no errors. SUMMARY R. H. . kmv 3 9 Xavv .5 .Iniiy Sniytlu-. c. f. Dasher, 1 b. Storck, 3 b. Ellinger. r. f. Browning, 2 b, Cousland, c. Wood, 1. f. Bingham, s. s. Stadler, p. Tilb; I.I. " IM-i ' Xaz ' v Harris, c. Barchet, 3 b. Fenno, c. f. Cooper, s. s. Leslie, 1. f. Ward, r. f. Waid, 1 b. McKee, 2 b. Heisser, p. Three liundrcd sixty-three TRACK ' A ' from home for the first time on a rain soaked heavy track, the Army team, true to jircdictions. came off with the honors in the second annual track au ' l held meet with our Annapolis hrethren. The final result was ne cr in doubt, and no last minute hurricane finish was necessary to enable us lo w in, as last year, but the meet was not with- out its hair-breadth ictories and thrillins cli- maxes. (Jut of fifteen e ents, eleven first places fell to Arm men, but none of those firsts was piined without a fi.ght. Most of the men who par- ticipated on both sides were veterans of the 1923 meet, and the kaydet team, while always confident of the final result, nevertheless had learned to respect their rivals in blue and knew that they would be called u])on to deliver that last bit of eti ' ort which is ahva) ' s necessary when Mule eats Goat, or vice versa. The excitement started with a bang in the first event, the pole vault, lluth Morton of Army and lluckins, the Xavy Captain, narrowly escaped injur - when their poles broke, leaving them stranded in mid air, with onU ' the law of gravit} ' to prevent them from immediateh joinim; " the mil- itary and naval air forces respectively. (_)ne of Xavy ' s four firsts was the outcome of this fracas, 1 lorton tying with McLean for second. A clean sweep in the shot put did Army a bit of good. Thompson, Stowell and Davezies, all Army, were one, two three when the dust cleared away, and nine more valuable points were safely cached against a rainy day. Almost as many more were our share of the spoils in the discus throw. I )nly one point went to Xavy. Mulliga n and Tur- ner each pitching the plate a little further than Liggett, the Middy representative. Fisher won the high jump with a leap of five feet ten and three (juarter inches, with three Navy men fruitlessly attempting to break a triple tie for second. Sexton again captured the broad jump, and Robertson added a point for third place. The javelin throw was mostly Xavy, Army hav- ing to be content with three points for taking second place. The last field event, the hammer throw, however, offered some little consolation and recompense, for the fratiile Tin ' Hewitt and Three hundred sixty-four his playmate Smithers were responsible for first and second, respectively. Result of the field events: Army, 41 ; Navy. 22. The first of the track events was the hundred yard dash, Summers of Navy captured first place, and Heacock and Dean q-ave second and third tn Navy. In sjiite of the heavy track, the hundred was run in the very fast time of 9.0 seconds. Red Newman, as usual, came in first in the mile, in 1 minutes 34 .3 5 seconds. . ' avy runners fonk second and third. Fisher made a t anic fight at the finish hiU failed to place. r.ill Heacock took the two-twenty hy a fraction (tf an inch, heating out Summers, who led him in the hundred. Navy also took third place. Time, 22 2 3 seconds. The two cai)tains, liarkes and Iluckins. met in the 120-yard low hurdles, and, as in the previous year, Barkes proved a little too fast for his Navy rival. His time did not (|uitc equal his own record. 1 )rs Islets, (if Army, tncik third. Time: S seconds. This heat the Naval . ca k-my recurd hy seven- tt-ntlis of a second. In the (|uartcr. Gilhreath observed his com- lictitors from the rear almost all the way around but accelerated toward the last and came home in front. C.ilbrcath holds the . cadcmv record in this event, and his two victories this season over Navy, Colgate and N. Y. U., prove that at last the gap has been stopped. Hammond and Lobelman, of . a v, took second and third. Time: 52 2 5 seconds. Calhoun livetl uii to expectations and crashed through for his usual five points in the two mile, though his time was slower than in any other meet of the season, due to the wet track. Navy ])laced second and third. Time: 10 minutes, 2 5 10 seconds. Ilarkes also won the two hundred and twenty yard low hurdles, making himself high point fan of the da -. Hulley nosed out Shapley, of . avv. for second place. Time, 25 .seconds. In the half mile it was the Na ' ' ' s turn .it a ck-.in swec]). The Navy entries finished one. twii. three, with (iraves of . rmy ])Utting up a fine fight but finding the jiace a bit too fast. Time: 1 mintite 58 seconds. Score of the track events — . rmy . 8 : Navy ,i4. The meet ended with Army far in the lead. Final .score: . rmy 79; Navy 56. .SUMMARY OF EVENTS: 100 yard dash— 1st. Summers. (N) : 2nd, Hea- cock. ( ): 3rd. Dean, (A). Time 9.9. 220 yard dash — 1st. Heacock. ( . ) : 2nd. Sum- mers, (N); 3rd, Marshall, (N). Time 22,4 Three Iiundrcd si.rlv-fii ' C BARKKS TAKES 440 yard dash— 1st, Gilbreath, (A) ; 2nd, Ham- mond. (X); 3rd, Tobelman, (N). Time 52.4 seconds. 880 yard run — -Ist, Tammony, (N) ; 2nd, Lea- man, (N) ; 3rd, Carpenter, (N). Time 1 minute 58 seconds. Mile run — 1st, Newman, (A) ; 2nd, Shepard, (N); 3rd, Tyree. (N). Time 4 minutes 34.6 seconds. 120 hurdles— 1st, Rarkes, (A) ; 2nd, Huckins, (N) : 3rd, Des Islets, (A). Time 15 seconds. 220 hurdles— 1st, Barkes, (A); 2nd, Hulley, (A) ; 3rd, Shapley, (N). Time 25 seconds. Shot Put— 1st, Thompson, (A) ; 2nd, Stowell, {A) ; 3rd, Davezies, (A). Distance 40 feet 2.5 inches. THE HURDLES. Discus — 1st, MuUigan, (A) ; 2nd, Turner, (A); 3rd, Liggett, (N). Distance 133 feet 10.5 inches. Javelin— 1st, Sullivan, (N) ; 2nd, Chi.sm, (A) ; 3rd, Ragsdale, (N). Distance 174 feet. Broad Jump — 1st, Sexton, (A) ; 2nd, Lig,gett. (N) : 3rd, Robertson, (A). Distance 22 feet 7.75 inches. High Jump — 1st, Fisher, (A) ; 2nd, Opie, Day, Rutledge (N). Height, 5 feet 10.75 inches. Pole Vault— 1st, Huckins, (N) ; 2nd, McLean, (N), and Horton, (A). Hammer — 1st, Hewitt, (A) : 2nd, Smithers, ( ) : . nl. Ar;i lisiiii. ( X). Distance 132 feet. Three hundred sixty-six ARMY-NAVY LAC: HE first Army-Xavy Lacrosse game, from the Navy ' s standpoint, at least, was an entire success, as the score in- dicates. The entire game was a series of surprises and disappointments to Army supporters. We did not expect a walk- away, but we did expect the Army team to be on top when the final whistle blew. The excellent brand of Lacrosse which Army teams have ex- hibited for the last three vears perhaps made us over confident of the result. It was known that Navy was good — but it was also known that Army was good, especially after the total defeat of Toronto, one of the best of the Canarlian teams, pioneers in the game. The Corps formed in front of barracks and marched to the field. After a " 4-N " for Na T, ' , and a few yells for our own team, the game was on. At the outset Army forced the play for a few minutes. Then Marinelli and Busbey were re- moved from the game temporarily for fouls, leaving the Army with only nine players to carry on. This seemed to sap the morale, for from that moment the old Army style was missing. But the fight was still there. For a .short time after this offensive honors were about even, but the Navy gradually began to get the edge on us. Time after time they brought the ball deep into . ' Vrmy terri- tory and worked in for a shot. Due to the beau- tiful work of Jack TTorner at goal a score was prevented until about the middle of the period. Navy shot again and again, and again and again did Horner scoop them up f rom the ground or drag them down out of the air, preventing ri goal, LTp into Navy territory for a moment and then back again. Finally, a low. hot one connected with the basket for Navy ' s first score. Even this was not discouraging, as it seemed that Army would soon overcome such a small handicap when it hit its normal stride. But before the end of the period, two more had been added to Navy ' s total. Things looked bad, but we were not beaten yet by any means. The half ended with the score reading 3-0 in Navy ' s favor. After the intermission, both teams seemed stronger than ever. Navy started out in a con- fident manner, but the Army defense rallied and returned the ball to the center of the field each time the Nay - brought it up to our goal. For several minutes both teams were trying for a score but without result. Then came the fourth Xavy point. . rmy took up the fight more deter- minedly than before, but the powerful Navy attack could not be stopped, and their defense seemed almost impregnable. Navv made one more score before the game ended. Final score: Navy 5 ; Army 0. THE LINE-UP .Iriiiy Posiliini Xazy Horner Goal Dascombe Fraser Point Devens Biishov Cover Point Barnes John 1st Defense Taylor Salmon ((apt.) 2nd Defense Fines Trapnell 3rcl Defense Flippin Gillmore Center Miller Marinelli 3rfl . tlack .-Mbertson I ' ruclliomine 2nd .Attack Coleman IHaxtcr 1st AUiick Bertschy Thompson, F. S. Out Home BillinKs Vichules In 1 lome Cullen Scores : N. v - -Billings, Cullen, Beaklcy I.aidlaw (_ ' . Three hundred sixty-seven HE weather man was iiiosl ])rcii itious for the big: iiiatch of the year. The courts were in excellent shajje and both teams were eager for the fray. At ten o ' clock in the morning the singles were under wav. Garbisch, playing number one, was l)aired against Lyman. This match attraced much attention, for here were two evenly matchefl o])ponents. more so than the scores indicate. It was an unusual thing for any game to be won that the score didn ' t run to deuce. Lyman came out on the big end of a 6-,3, 6-1 match, hut he knew that he was playing against a very heady ])laver all the time and he couldn ' t let down a single moment, lest Ed. repeat his performance of last year against his Navy opponent when he won the match after he had lost the first set and the deciding point of the second set hung on a net ball while Garbisch was serving. He made that second service good and won the match. lialdwin was defeated by Hartwig, 6-2. 2-6, 7-5. Here was the closest match of the series. Baldwin ' s severe service w-as not going well in the first set, but in the second, he had it under perfect control and raced through his ojiponent. The third set was nip and tuck. Finally Hart- wig, by the aid of two breaks in his favor, pulled the match out of the fire. Hedekin played excellent tennis at first, but he spent himself in that first gruelling set. 1 Te won it 10-8, but -after that he let down percepti1 ly ami Young ran out the two sets, 6-1 , 6-0. Oxreider won his match handilw having his 0])]»nent. Kelly, pretty much at his mercy, pass- ing him with his long side shots and moving in at the net and killing his short lobs. 0.x_ ' playei a heady game and deserved his victor} , 6-3, 6-4. liennett had an oflf day. He was up against a steady player and as that is Bennett ' s style of play it was just a case of which one would break first. Lorri won 6-, . 7-S. The second set showed a decided im])rovenient in Bennett ' s game, but not (|uite enough to win the set. 1 lutton seemed to need a set before he could recover his equilibrium. He was as wild as a march hare in the first six games, but he seemed to stead V down a bit toward the end after he realized that his only chance to give his opponent a good match was to play a inore conservative game and not try to kill every ball. Patterson won the match, 6-1, 6-4. Li doubles ' S ' oung and Hartwig defeated Hed- ekin and Baldwin, 6-1, 6-3. The latter played individual tennis, while the winners were a well- matched team. Lyman and Kelly won from Garbisch and ISenett, 6-2, 6-0. Here again there was a decided absence of any team work on the part of the losers. Oxreider and Strother won from Aloeller and W ' inslow, 7-5, 6-4. The men as a whole played with the old Army spirit and fight, but as a whole they were up against a better set of players and the team felt that the better team had won. A splendid spirit of rivalrv exists between the two institutions in tennis, and it is a source of great regret that there is not to ije another match with the Xavy in 1925. A 1 i,:s. i2 A. ll. . 1 AA.XAl ' ULIS. Three Iitiiidrrd si.vty-citjhl » nmwime Three hundred sixty-nine L A R T E R Art Editor 1 1 Mi.lII ' .RTY I ' holo Editor DP TM nuamrmK SALTZMAN A thlct ics Three hundred seventy Three hundred seventy-one CALDWELL Asst. Business Mgr. rhe ' business Staff of The Howitzer 19 5 GULLETTE Business Manager The iJ eii Who Worked to Fina7ice mid T istrihute the " Book Three hundred scvenly-lwo If m 1 ■ i i !■ AN ' i Ki;i ' i;i i; TA f i i:s. Left to right, front rn« : I ' ur.kic. Dubak, Uolrliic. C.traKhty, W hitted. Roberts, L. A. Second row: Cavcnaugli, Meyer, C. W., Dowling, Ritchie, Channon. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 1 IIK iiKikiiig of a Howitzer requires the co-operatiun of many people. The men on the Board have .t,nvcn their best efforts and the men of the Corps have shown their interest by contributions and loyal support. Among those to whom the Howitzer lioard feels particularly indebted are : Pi KDiE, 25, Cr. . d. ll, ' 25, Stekling, ' 27, Linuijlist, ' 27, and Wilson, ' 28, for art work. Bl.vck, ' 25, Mc. rthur, ' 27, L. ub. ch, ' 27. 11iii ' 1 ' i:k, ' 27, for assistance on summer camp section. S. MFiiKD, 28, TiTis, ' 28, and Gr. ii. m. ' 28, who liave been cheerful and efficient statT assistants. Nicholas. 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AST year Bugle Notes was taken from under the supervision of the Y. M. C. A., and became the Hand- book of the Corps of Cadets. With this change, the book was considerably enlarged, and now contains all of the features found in the handbooks or fresh- man manuals of many of the larger col- leges. Since this book is published pri- marily for the information and guidance of the Fourth Class, it is commonly known as the " Plebe Bible. " In it is found a complete historical sketch of West Point, dating back to its beginning in 1776. There is a section devoted to the customs and tra- ditions of the Corps, and a compilation of the various Corps activities, with a brief sketch of each. In the section devoted to Athletics there are a resume of last year ' s schedules with results, and a compilation IJciWlCRS, Bus. Manager. of schedules and data on Athletics for the coming year. There is also embodied a section pertaining to the Army, with such information as assignments of graduates to different branches. Corps Areas, ex- tracts from the National Defense Act, pay of Army officers and other instructive data. A complete list of Army Songs and Yells makes the book of special service to the new cadet, who must learn them before the opening of the football season. It is used more, perhaps, than any other source to obtain information of the various things of interest to the fourth classman ; and in embodying in compact form a storehouse of information, it is a quick and easy ref- erence. It is edited and revised from year to year in order to insure that the informa- tion contained is accurate and up-to-date. I ' krcc hiiii lrr ! scvrnly-four Three hundred seventy-five Three hundred seventy-six ffl; «»rtnJ-r Cfi ' J ' lirrr hiDiiirctl seventy-eight THE POINTER OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY CTH-rORLiL DePJRTMeNr A. W. Hopkins:;, £Jiror ]. H. RcMy ' z , Managing EJiror ■ W. H. Honnold " 25, WiioWa f AVz oj • C. P. SWhohs ' iy, yimriaie EJiior ■ J. H. F. Haskell ' :;, .- iso -w f £J(Vor K L.-F.dcGr clines ' 25, Literary ■ R. M. Sampson ' 25,- ; ■ G. Kirkpatrick ' z;, Humor ■ H. V. C. A. Black ' 25, A rifi ■ C. S. Babcock, Jr. " 25, ' ro VwioM JVofn ' BUS mess T epjRrMeNr n,Jr. •25,A », T. Hjnklns " . ' 5, Buiiimi Manager ■ F. A. Pettit ' s$, AJveriiiing • C. M. Meyers ' 2j, special M-venising ■ V. R. Pogue ' .»;, Circulat. ADOLESCENCE The Pointer of the Class of Twenty Five possessed the distinct advantage of having passed tlirough one year of hardship and experiment. The new staff based its early plans on the experi- ence left by the valuable work of the previous staff ' , and published the first number, " Midsummer .Madness, ' " near the close of summer camp. From that time on, the policies became more stabilized, but at the same time were plastic enough to reap the benefits of observation and thought. The issues improved steatlily throughout the year, so that each new number marked a highly satis- factory stage of evolution. The Upi er Classmen of The Pointer personnel were active at all times, and we cannot over- estimate their work. They not only contributed materially to this year ' s success, but also laid the foundations for a constantly improved publication in years to come. In the following pages, we have given excerpts from various numbers that appeared in the course of the year. From this, do not assume that The Pointer is fundamentally a magazine of college humor. The general policy was to render a com- bination of serious and humorous literary material, news of the Corps and West Point at large, surveys of current political topics, editorial opinion, and humor The art work was a source of constant satis- faction, for we rarely sought material outside of that ])roduced by the Corps itself. Every class contributed its invaluable portion of the art staff. I ' nder the influence of these men, the value of illustrated pages became apparent ; and the appeal to the eye served both to attract the reader ' s at- tention, and to steep him in an atmosphere of relaxation while reading the magazine. liusincss and advertising improved delightfully during the entire year: indeed, this portion of the staff ' did remarkable work, when we consider that they labored under the handicap of having to con- duct all affairs by mail. The Corps took a great interest in every phase of The Pointer work, and submitted quantities of good material, which lightened the burden of the staff, and really " made " The Pointer. Also, at times. The Hoivitaer and Pointer co- operated for common ends, especially in the business line, and we cannot thank our contem- poraries of The Hoz . ' itzcr too highly for their aid. The entire labor was pleasant, because of the elements we have mentioned, and to the staff that follows, we can bequeath no richer legacy than the spirit of fraternity and co-operation that we found awaiting us. Three hundred seventy-nine SAMPSON. Art Editor. HOPKINS, Kditor-in-Chief. KTRKPATKrCK. Hu Ml ' lli il.A . A,,...c. ];dilui. liA Ki:i.L, A.,-..i.;. liJil DE GRAVELINES, Literary Editor. 1 ♦ i. . l)Ll . A. EDITORIAL STAFF POINTER Three hundred eighty Three hundred eighty-one I i SELECTIONS First New Plebe: Those Upper Class- men over in camp must have to work ] retty hard after all. Second Xew Plehc : What makes ymi think- that ? First Xew l ' k ' l)e: I hear that they have to rc]X5rt that tliey are all in before they go to sleep every night. " Does a shell that size often hit a man? ' ' " No, onlv once. ' ' " Come down heah a n d git t o w o r k, niggah. I ' se yo ' cor- poral. ' ' " Huh ! Dev ain ' t no corporal unless the lootenent is around. ' ' zAn Open Jitter Camp Clinton-on-the-Hudson, Midsummer. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (i. e., members of the fair sex desirable enough to be eligible " ) : Dear Girls: You all know of the nice things that certain patriotic citizens have done for this place, such as presenting classes with Bibles and giving stops for the organ. Now, here is where one of you is going to be given an opportunity to do a deed that will make her name go down in the Plebe Bibles of incoming generations. We be- lieve that a Vassarine would be especially ap- propriate. To get down to business, here is the propo- sition. Flirtation has its halo of romance, its points of historic interest, and its famous rock, but there is something lacking. What we need now is a " Lover ' s Leap " legend. There are plenty of lovely cliffs along the walk that would fill the requirements. We want a martyr, a fair maiden, some Sappho to make the leap and sacrifice her life toward the furthering of a worthy cause. Yours for lots of fun, A CADET. P. S. : .All applications should be addressed to the senior hop manager. — C. A. B. Goat: Gosh, 24 de- merits this month ! Do I get a rebate for getting them by the gross ? Engineer : Demerits are always gotten by the gross. Guest (examinint silver) : Tudor? Host: No, Statler. Yearling: " What is your greatest ambi- tion, mister? " Plebe : " To die one year sooner than you. sir. ' ' Yearling: " What is your reason for that? " ' Plebe: " So I will be a Yearling in Hell when you get there. the " Why are they walking l)ack ;md forth: young flapper plied. " For e.xercise. for exercise. " the Yearling corporal lied. " Why doesn ' t Jakey speak to me, why is my greeting spurned ? " " He ' s indisposed, he ' s indisposed, " the Yearling Corp. returned. l- ' or they ' ve slugged poor Snakey Jakey, and they ' ve put him safe away. W ' here flappers can ' t get at him, and in special con he ' ll stay. His classmates tore his chevrons off — his tango ' ll be passe. When he gets thru his sixty-six on graiination dav. " Daddy, what makes your nose so red: " Glasses, my son, glasses. " " Glasses of what, daddy? " Ed (in motor car " ) : " This controls the brake. It is put on quickly in case of emergency. ' ' Co-ed: " Oh, I see. Something like a kimona? " Captain: What ' s the disposition of the forces? Top Kick : Sir, they ' re griped ! X ' ever tell a girl you luve her. { she believes you there are unly three courses — Marriage, .Suicifle, or llreach of I ' romise. If she doesn ' t believe, trv another femme. DH) YOU KNOW THAT Xitric acid will stop your cough? During the war German battleships were named after jokes so that the English couldn ' t see them? The New York subway has had a standing army of two million for the past tw o years? Sheik : " Through the Sahara ' s worst sand storm I have come to thee, Nellie. " Sheikess: " A)-e, Rodnlph, surely thou must be a man of grit. " Second Classman : " What is it that the Tacs always do when they have nothing else to do ? " First Classman : " Give the First Class another course in Minor Tactics. " Three hundred eighty-two u pcihrinreveiw! graduation enQineenng or ForaOenrI ' Palyuntenshum! ' Tcible compoonclarr)- wi+K ewer+han 1 inclividuoly d+ 4-hei r+a bier rcporf 4ofKe sl- rr fable. our very own HOTDOGS. two of oLirnotdbler win Rtode y " our own Ttandij-h " Jcholarrhlp r« fi fi c7 Three hundred eighty-three THE CHAPEL !!!, QUIi Three hundred cighly-four 1 THE CADET CHAPEL CHOIR Tt;---:- liL ' S I l IS W V 7 : often i V 1- spoken of as belong- r ; : ing to the cry elements of human existence. 1 We can scarcely imagine an account i " anv tribe or nation of jjeople, no Ml M A " :i . matter how prim- -aiiisl an.l Ch. r. Director itive, which would not contain some reference to music in connection with its religion, dancing, and warfare. Perhaps West I ' oint is expi-rimenting with a new use fur music in militarv training by laying emphasis upon the music of the chapel services, where the choir of cadets, comprising 150 picked voices, is the niainst;i ' . It must not be overlooked that the splendidly buoyant and rhvthmic tonal ensemble of this line organization owes much of its cfticiency to the tense, rhytlimic res|)onse that obtains under the West Point training. P.eyond this, liiiwever, it is my pri ' ilege to note and gr;ite- fully til ackniiwledge the high degree f personal interest and de nted elTurt which the nu ' inbers i l the choir give to the rehearsals and services m such generous measure. A former Commandant of Cadets recently wrote of them: " Their singing is so tremendously inspiring because it does come from their hearts as well as their voices. ' ' I feel that the members of the choir deserve the greatest credit for the quality and intensity of their work, and are entitled to serious appreciation of their faithful, unselfish efforts from the Military Au- thorities and the Corps of Cadets. The ideal underlying choir service does not stop with the important opportunity of providing mu- sical beauty and enrichment to the Sunday services. It also looks beyond to the more or less distant contingency when the future warrior, con- fronted with dire emergency, seeks to crystalize into conviction and duty all that he holds of spiritual treasure gathered from his life ' s experi- ence, in order to liberate the divine, fearless power within his soul that makes of him a hero. It should be our prayer to hope that the memory of im- pressive moments in our chapel services may enter, either consciously or uncnnsciously, into such a possible future crisis and add a gleam of di ine inspiration ;md strength. Fkkdkku ' k C. [. •I■:u, Organist and ( lioiniiastcr. Three hundred eighty-five ' ll WEST POINT HONOR ( ) those wlm arc inliniatc-l - cunnecled with West I ' oint. little need he said of Corps iroiior or the Honor System, for they know that these are cornerstones of the ijreat, intangible spirit and reputation of the Academy. But in a year book of the institution this tradition, and the means by which it is accomplished, should have a place : conse- (|ucntly, for all who may be unfamiliar with our customs, we outline our methods. 1 Fonor is the basis of character, and West i ' oint is a character-building institution. As a direct result honor must be a West Pointer ' s first in- stinct. Each Plebe is taught it, made to think and to live it, so that it will become second-nature to him in later years, Ve do not wish to imply that new men are dishonest, but the standards of the Military Academy are dift ' erent, and far more strict than at most other institutions in this coun- trv today and the first lesson must make the new cadet realize the changed atmosphere into which he has come. In class-room men are not watched ; each is his own master. A cadet ' s word is accepted as that of a gentleman of honor. His signature to a privilege means that he is taking no advantage of that ])rivilege, and should he do so unknowingly, he is in honor bound to report himself when he realizes his mistake. Evasive or careless and (|uibbling statements are not tolerated. There is hut one ]5enalt ' for any lireach of hdnor — a silence for life, and a court martial followed by dismissal. An lionor, or ' igilance Committee is directly intrusted with the care of the Cor])s " honor. It is analogous to medicine ; the less need the Corps has for it, the better the moral state of the men in the Corps, A Utopian Academy would need no Honor Committee. It is composed of thirteen First Classmen, elected, one from each company and one from the Stafif, To the attention of these men is brought any irregularity which seems to require investigation. A sub-committee decides the gravity of the case. If it is trivial, it is dropped, if serious the whole committee judges it. A man guilty of a breach of honor is reported to authori- ties for court martial, and is ordered " silenced " by every man in the Corps except his room-mates. Such measures are severe, and we are best pleased when there is no necessity to use them, but the Corps considers its honor a priceless tra- dition to be preserved by whatever measures are necessarv. HONOR COMMITTEK. Left to right, sfancling : Kearns, Cannon, Kirkpatrick, Burns, R. E.. Noble. Sitting: Spillinger, Beally, Mack, Tiailli. (Oiaivman), McManus, Mulligan, Hall, J. A. ii Three liiDulrei! eighty-six ? I in 11} ' A THE CORPS The Corps! Bareheaded salute it, With eyes up, thanking our God That ivc of the Corps are treading Where they of the Corps have trod— They are here in ghostly assemblage. The men of the Corps long dead. And our hearts are standing attention White ive wait for their passing tread. We, sotus of today, salute you, ) ' oii, sons of an earlier day; We follow, close order behind you. Where yon have pointed the ivay; The long grey line of us stretches Through the years of a century told, . )! the last man feels to his marroiv The grip of your far off hold. Grip hands n-ith us noii though zee see not, Grip hands with us. strengthen our hearts .Is the long line stiffens and straightens With the thrill that your presence imparts. Grip hands — though it be from the shadotvs While tiv .ficrar as you did of yore, Or living or dying to honor The Corps, and the Corps, and the Corps! Three hundred eighty-seven l,eft to right. liUAKlJ UF GLiVliKNijKS. Ellingcr, I ' raser, Saltjman, (Oiaiiman), Gullette, Channon, Newman. m - -ti =- -= " ■- — m Three hundred eUjhty-eight Three hundred eioMy-nine Y. M. C A. ERY little time is available for the Y. M. C. A. A half hour Sunday evening for the weekly meeting ' in Thayer Hall is the only time allotted us during the academic year. It behooves us, therefore, to exert every effort to make the discussions interesting and concise. It was once the custom to turn out the Plebes for all meetings but that has rightly been dis- continued. The Corps has begun to have a keener appreciation of our eflforts to bring to them through the Y. M. C. A. the voice of the civil world. Our speakers are carefully chosen from among the leaders of all vocations. Every year we witness the apparent indifference of the Corps to the activities of the rest of the world. We become wrapped up in our life at the Academy and consequently neglect all other interests. The Y. M. C. A. presents a practical solution of our problem. From time to time, informal talks about the various branches and posts of the Army are given by officers of the post. These discussions afford to the First Class an e.xcellent opportunity to gain some knowledge of the life they are to live after graduation. Our latest innovation has been the open forum with no outside speakers. The president expresses his views upon the subject under consideration. The other men present are then invited to advance arguments or opinions pro or con. Two such forums were held last year to discuss the subject, " Has a cadet any religion? If so, what is it? ' ' The annual Boodle Fight, held this year at the Playground, was a great success. An abundance of hot dogs and buns, punch, ice cream, cakes, and skags made an excellent lunch. The Chaplain and other officers of the post addressed the men on interesting subjects. This year it is our plan again to hold Thursday evening Bible study groups. For a half hour on Thursday evening, small groups of cadets meet in the company orderly rooms to discuss not only Biblical matters but also any question of religion or morals that may be brought up. Chaplain Wheat is one of the mainstays of the organization. His practical suggestions and help- ful advice are always ready and we call on him frequently for assistance. It is he who helps to organize the Bible study groups every year and lends a hand in every other enterprise that the Y. M. C. A. undertakes. THE CABINET Newman, President Treacy, I ' icc-Pres. Storke, H. p., Secty. Baird, Treasurer Y. ,M. C. A. C. BINET. U-tt to riglit: I!.iircl, Tia|.nell, Newman, Treacy, West, J. M., Storke. Three hundred ninety ' 1111 11 : TLe AREA BIRD SLUGOIDS AM the Area Bird. Not a chirping, fluttering member lit the (icnus avis indus- triously gathering worms fur hungry mouths, but an unfortunate, silent (when the ( ). C. is on the poop deck), ])lodding example of the genus homo, slowly lessening the number of punishment tours yet to be served. The scorching July sun sees me, footsore and weary, trying to re- main under the scant shade back of the Fort Clinton parapet. The cutting January winds only scoff at my feeble attempts to wear sufficient clothing. At that, the Old Grads. take great delight in telling us how they walked. — of course much faster and under nmre difficulties than we pam])ered pets ever dreamed of, even when our morale is at its lowest ebb. But let it be said that if our ( )ld Grads. walked as described, the Old ( ,rads. of their day must have sadly told the multitude that they used to double-time barefooted over broken glass. Continuing the sub- ject of by-gone days, back in the early history of the Academy, Con- gress investigated the " cruel and inhuman practice of causing cadets to sit astride cannon for hours at a time. " .Many ' s the time when I would have shouted with joy for all the world to hear if I had only been permitted to sit anywhere. lUit, dear reader, do not think that the . rea Bird is a morose, self- ])itying tvpe of individual, rapidly (levelo|)ing an inferiority complex. ( juite the contrary,- — often when an unlucky class-mate strolled by our l)romenade, and tried to smile and 1(11 ik pleasant wliile acc(inipan ing an example of why one should never drag l)lind, I thanked by guiding star that our positions were not reversed. The wiles of the O. C. are as self-evident as Crow ' s Xest unto mino eyes. He may ix ' ep thru the windows from the shadows of his office, he may glide into the area by way of a sallyport, or he may even creep up- ward to a vantage point in the class halls — but it matters not, for I am watchful I In vears to come when 1 am a Tac. or the Com., I shall proudly tell the cadets how I walked the area, whereas those of my class-mates who never walked the Com ' s. Backyard will hang their heads in shame. Just imagine what would happen .should an officer, while si:)eaking at a football rally, inform the Corps that he used to be captain of " J " Ko. Cries of " Specoid ' " and " Fileboner ' ' would soon drive him from his pedestal. Ihit let an officer say that he walked for three or four years and immediately he is called " Keen File " and, furthermore, is wondrously applauded. I am carefree and happy : more slugs seldom dampen my spirits : I usually develop into a First Class Buck and then even the makes respect my wishes ; 1 am the unsolved problem of the T. D. ; the Bat. Board is mv nemesis ; I am the Area Bird. First Qlass 10 months BARLOW SMITH, N. H. 8 monihs DEXSON 7 months PURDUE 6 months FUQU. 5 months BROWN, R. A. McCOMAS MILLER, H. G. STEER 4 months [ATTESON J months BRACKETT STEELE, C. E. TISCHBEIN . ' months ASHBURN BRATTON DUDLEY. G. W. M. FREUND MASON MYERS. C. M. PETERSON, A. S. ROBINSON, N. J. SENIOR SOULE SUTTLES WEIFFLE ; month BAILEY, D. J. CABELL CANNON CLELAND DcARMOND EMERSON ESPOSITO GILLMORE HASKELL Mclaughlin, w. i WEST, G. w. WILSON, E. H. Three hundred ninety-one Three hundred iiiitety-two « O MET KING in the air, something as elusive, and yet, as bewitching as the first breath ot Spring. The every- HOP day, low-voiced rumble in the mess-hall at dinner has changed to new, gav, high- pitched bedlam. There is eagerness, expectancy in the atmosphere. Even the woodenest engineers seem less on the eternal qui vive : even the must non- chalant goats seem half-awake. Perhaps yuu have guessed it — Saturday has 1 . nyhovv. to repeat. Saturday has, and om " various snakes, lizards, and horned-toads dash back from dinner, ostensibly to spoon up for in- spection, which is really a low form of camouflage. -Mready the vanguard of the feminine contingent has invaded the Post. .Already they have under- mined all resistance by a ruthless use of Djer-kiss and talcum, and gassed all lines of communication with .Mary Ciarden — they are good at gassing. Craven snakes dash madly forth with female appellations on their li]is to throw out their arms in utter surrender. Fort i ' utnam. . . . Flirtation Walk. . . . Curtain. Xight sjireads her star-strewn canopy. From the soft radiance of CuUum comes the echoes of ligiit laughter and the faint, tantalizing pulse of " There is sti-cvl music here that softer falls Than petals from bloivn roses on the grass. Or ni(jht-de i. ' s on still waters hetiveen zwills. Or shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass; Music that genllier on the spirit lies, Tlian lie eyelids on tired eyes. " — he sevenlii up points nutsic. . . long line of im- patient Lotharios stands in the hall biting holes in hop- gloves, and asking what hop is on, while the respective swciet-young-things go through endless evolutions of preparation. At last ! there she is. Up the stairs they go and melt into the colorful, gliding picture on the floor. What a picture ! Youth, laughter, music, lop liegins. The old campaigners of vantage around the orche.stra. They seem utterly bored and blase. In reality the - are wondering who the deuce is the keen fcmme Hill is dragging, and whether the Yearlings will cease pursuing Sally long enough for them ti cut in. Here comes a lad with a hop card rc])osing on his bosom and an an.xious, questioning look in his eye. The stags smile. Poor soul ! She hasn ' t returned from the balcony in three hops. She will return and say, " Oh, there you are! I ' ve been looking everywhere for you. Just took a bit of air — you don ' t mind do you? ' ' Whereupon he will gnash his molars, and niurnnu " , " ( )h no! not at ail. ' ' -All too soon the last hop begins to the opening bars of .Vrmy Hlue. liefore it is half over, the officer of the Day raises a white-gloved hand from the doorway, the drums rattle harshly — another hop has gone — . mmmmmmsf m , ' ,f- :m 4. llur . I. N. C.EUS. Left to riglit, striiuliiit ' : Clinton, Kost, Saltzman. Sitting: Beatty, Jollnson, E. L., Newman, Channun, Haskell, J. II. F. Three hundred ninety-three DIALECTIC SOCIETY Tresents looth NIGHT SHOW HE Hundredth Niglit Show was a complete success — the kind of success that leaves a hard-earned sigh of satisfaction in its wake. So it is our intention here to " render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar ' s. " The occasion, reason or excuse — according to your point of view— is, of course. Hundredth Night. Of all the institutions and traditions peculiar to the Corps, Hundredth Night is the happiest, milestone of our dreams, a goal-post of our ambitions. Just oiie hundred days away Recognition, Furlough, and Graduation hold out their h: nds to us. so we hasten onward. The prospect is utterly pleasing, and invites celebration. . s to just why " Passin ' Revue " was such a phenominal success, the real secret seems to be the type of show chosen. The choice was wise. As the name suggests, there was no attempt at a connected plot. The acts were numerous, short, with lots of action, and quick changes of scenery. We have no professional actors or playwrights, and we have very little of either time or money to expend. In these short acts we crowded in as much pleasure and amusement as was possible in the time allotted — and each was particularly well done. The second reason for the show ' s success was the hard work, the loyal co-operation of cast, chorus, and stage-crew. Johnson and Kost worked like demons, and moreover they " smiled thru " — a job in itself. To the stage- crew who did nine-tenths of the hardest work and got none of the glory, we dofif our hats. They did splendid service. There are others, not of the Corps, to whom we feel a debt of gratitude. iNliss Betty Jane McHugh deserves especial credit. In arranging the dances, in instructing our " female " exponents of the terpsichorean art, and in smoothing out the innumerable rough spots, she accomplished a Her- culean task. She also honored the cast by taking a meal with them in the Mess Hall, which places her in a class all of her own. Mrs. Perkins and the ladies of the Post also rendered valuable aid, in costuming, camouflaging faces, and giving many helpful suggestions. It is hard to thank them properly for such a generous and seemingly thank- less task. Major F. W. Bowley, who had general supervision of the show, contributed in a large measure to its success. For his unflagging labor, interest, and co-operation our full appreciation must be understood. The musical talent of Lieut. Egner has been a special feature of Hun- dredth Night Shows as far back as the Corps can remember. The greater and more valuable part of his work has been a gift to the Corps, done of his own volition. The Corps, and the class of ' 25 in particular, extend to Lieutenant Egner their most sincere and grateful acknowledgement of his services. DIALECTIC SOCIETY. Left to right: Saltzman, Johnson, E. L., Kost, GuUette. Three hundred niiicty-four 1 Officers and S ff f THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY President •• E. L. Johnson, ' 25 ; ; W. L. KosT, 25 C. E. Saltzmax, ' 25 J- ' icc-Presidcnt. Secretary . V. C. GULLETTE, ' 25 Treasurer and Business Manager STAFF General Manager E. L. Johnson . ' 25 Assisted by W. E. Kost, ' 25 ; J. A. Channon, ' 25 ; H. P. Storke, ' 26 and S. G. McLennan. ' 2S. W. C. Gui.LETTE, ' 25 Assisted by J. L. Ryan. ' 2C H.N. ToFTOY, ' 26 R. W. ZwicKER. ' 27 Business Manacjei Stage Manager Property Manager Assisted bv P. M. Reeve. ' 26: J. F. Dressier. ' 27: R. C. P.roadhurst. •26: R. K. McMaster. ' 26; J. M. West, ' 27: E. M. Webb, ' 27: J. E. DeWitt. ' 28: R. C. r.rown. ' 28: H. O. Paxson. ' 27. Master Seenie Painter - • FordE. ' 26 Assisted bv C. D. W. Canbani. ' 26: W. E. Ri.s, ' trs, ' 26: W. F. Hooker. ' 27: G. C. Patrick. ' 28: J. E. DeWitt. ' 28: K. D. Hawkins, ' 28. Master Carpenter ' - - Loxc " ,. ' 25 Assisted bv W. E. Eons, ' , ' 25. in char.s:e; W. C. Stanton, ' 26; A. A. G. Kirchhoff. ' 26; E. IE Featber. ' 26; E. T. Vickers, ' 27; D. P. Eaubacb, ' 27; A. Tbomas. ' 2? : A. W. Kced. ' 2 : E. P. Mccblint;. ' 27. Ma..ler Eleetrieian W. E. Dkax. Jk.. ' 26 Assisted by A. W. Farwick. ' 25: G. W. Hickman. ' 2 .: J. .M. Ivy. 2) : T. P.. White, ' 26; K. F. ALircb, ' 26. Costumes and Seenery Designed by IE X. Tn,.-Tov, ' 26; C. F. Bukback, ' 25 S7,„ r RiK ' iers and Ihrorators P. M- RkevE. -26; C. C. Cautek. ' 26 Assisted bv W. Ander.so n. ' 28 : R. T. Frederick. ' 28 : H. W. Wilkmson. •28; C. T. Eeeds. ' 28; J. E. Eriggs. ' 28; C. P.. lag iire. ' 28: J. C. llanta. •28; A. X. Webli. ' 28; D. R. Gibbs. 28: P. A. Eeabv. ' 28: T. G. Wells. ' 28: A. A. Cf.lhdun. ' 28. ,,,,,,„ KHTCIll ' r. ' 25 llduse MaiHuiei • Assisted by R. K. Mcl)i)nouiili, ' 26; and Gilchrist, 28 J. H. F. Haskell. ' 25 Assisted by Des Islets. ' 26; Eundquist. ' 27: Mack. 25: House, ' 26. . nkenbrandt. ' 26 Pro- .Idi ' ertisiiN . . . Cover Design. .Sampson, ' 25 Three hundred ninety-five Jil S. I ' i;ivKIXS AND MISS nKTT ' i- McIirOII. WlldSP; ASSISTANCE WAS A POTENT FACTOR. A hundred years ago A luuidredth night show Was a thing- you never heard si.i much aliuut, I ' .ut once it gut its start This yearly show of art 1 las l)ecc)nie a big e cnt Ijcvund a doul)t. Many moons ago, At least three years or so. Came a show — we hope you never will forget hen a Spaniard named Jose Jn a very dashing win- Danced a tango in a Culian Gardenette. Each year the plot was new Till finall - it grew To become an institution of the place. And so it h;ippened soon Th.-it .-1 Hundred . ights till June .Meant a slmw thai sinipl no one could replace. And then two years ago W ' e thought we ' d try to show The gaiety upon a vSouthern Isle- W ' hen in costumes so complete. Made of only v hredded Wheat, I lawaiian maidens set the st -le. The njilcr ones recall . nd we ' d like to tell you all Mow cadets of many, many years ago Showed their sympathetic femmes Some real artistic gems. ' llU m,-L - not lielie -e it, I ' Ut it ' s so. Wlieri ' the nincin up in the sky Casts her pale and yellow- eye ( )n the golden sands njion that Southern slio: . ud the llula Hula girls. With theii- hl;ick ;ui(l shiny curls, 1 )o a dance — that m,-ikes -ou call for more. Three hundred iiiiiely-si.v Through the darkness can be seen The Hula Hula Queen As she sways in perfect rhythm to the tune Of Hawaiian melodies — And so we hope to please And then a year went fast And found our show at last, In the shadow of the Sphinx along the Xile Where Cleopatra ' s throne And Tutankahmen ' s home ' ith this Hula dance — beneath the Snuthorn Formed a backgnnuKl of true I ' lgyptian style, moon. And so each year, yon see, We ' ve travelled, fancy free. To find a situation that would jilease. lint at last we had to roam To our rock-bound i lighland ilome: So here ' s the show — we ho])e that it will please. CUBAN GARDEN AND TANGO Ahb ' .S of llii! Ilo! Ildsc! In a Ixpicallv Spanish garden wa-. laid the most outstanding scene lundreclih Xight of 1922. I ' arker and Henderson, as Eniilio and Rosita luade an excellent ish lovers. They were sujiported by three minstrels, I lall, F.lliot, and Miller, with their niei guitars, h ' milio sang, " In a Little Cub.an ( " lardeu " in such an .ardent way that Rosita was ([uite ovircome. However that was ty]iically Si)anisli. .•I ml the next day she prnb.ibly llu-eatcncd him v.itli ;i Iic;iiitiful little :ilettii. ( " .rn-,s and l ' ' (ird. ;is j CISC ;ind C h ich ita . then entertained with a perfect tango to " I ' an- (|nita. " This pair showed great skill ;m(l teclini(|ue in this nio ' -l graceful n dances. Trv it scime time in C ' ullum on a feed hop niuht. Three hundred ninety-seven CANNIBAL ISLE arc now transported tu the Caniuhal Isle, a gem frum the show of ' 23. A coral beach, whis- pering palms, all drenched in the warm mystery of a tropic moon. Five natives conjure a soft savagery from their ukeleles. The tempo quickens and the Princess (Kost) sweeps into the scene, a leaf caught in the pulsing swirl of the music. While our eyes follow the lithe, joN ' ous abandon of the Princess, who breaks into song, our minds are caught with her in the savage throb, the beating, drumming, haunting lure of the music. The curtain shatters a dream and we are brought laack to stern reality — with June Graduation and Furlough one hundred davs ahead. KOST AS THK PRINCESS, III E m Three humlred ninety-eight Egyptian Dance HE next and final scene in this lightning-like review of past shows brings the irreproachable SpiUer girls, nnported at great expense from the vast and spaces oi l gypt. f he management, through untu ' ing etfort, was enabled U get the original 4 cast, with a few exceptions — (even chorines take this graduating business seriously). Again, as they had carried the produc- tion of twelve moons ago, did these slink- ing, slithering daughters of Cleopatra slink and slither their way to an unques- tioned triumph. Let it be said, for the benefit of thuse who do not rank effer- vescence with the desiral)le irtues, that Colonel Koehler ' s methods arc not par- ticularly conducive to snaky arms and l)acks. But, entranced with the maddening shriek of the flute and the throbbing of a particularly mean tom-tom. w hat cynic can go so far as to say that he didn ' t forget wrestler ' s arms and imagine himself a wild, wild shiek enthroned before a per for harem. No greater trilmte to stajjecraft th;in that could anv " irl desire. THK srii,[.r,K c.iki.s. those minii- Three hundred nincly-nine KATIE AND THE FOOL (lin rr the I ' ool siiujiw " Swallo: ' the I ' olloi Kiltie enters frniii other side.) ' I ' m- Imkii. -Wrll, wlio arc yo IsATii ' — I ' m Katif ( ) " l i()lc. Imxii, — I I a veil ' t I seen (iu lie I ore : Katik — ( )li. I micss i.n seen me ildwn li WiKilwortirs. Imimi,- Wliv. ,f s ' linr heautil ' nl liair CI an " -e ; Iml ha i ' ii 1 Mn enl K ATI i; — T ife-savcr ? Fddi, — Sure ; ha ' en " t (iu e er lieen rescnei Katik — Me? W ' liy I can ' t et niv life. a man n savi l " ' (j(ji. — ( )h — are " (iu lookini; lor a luisliand: l ATil{ — I prefer a sinL;le man. ihanls mui. Imiiii. — I like a j;irl wlui can lake a juke. ATir. C ' ul il ? ( )li, n(i! 1 waslicd il and il KatiK — I.diik nul ; 1 may lake ymi U]) (in lliat. shrnnk ' . I ' .nl whai do (in dn f(ir a li iii;, I ' m II. I ' m a life-saver. ( l ' ' (i il slarls 111 ,!;el chummy). 1 .ay iilT llial sliilT! ( Sunn ' and dance). Four hundred r 14 U JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE O say that the idea of Justifiable Homicide was good and the execution was perfect, is to put it but mildly ! It was killing! And, reraise Be ! — we are at last rid of a few time-favored pests who made life a trial for us all. All of the scenes were laid at West Toint, with the ex- ception of the first, which found our own Tiny Hewitt awaiting his feniine in the lobby of that branch of South IJarracks known as ' Pile Astnr. Mis- taken fur a bell llnj). first by an clderl la l and then by a snippy young cake- eater. Tiny pulls his trusty 45 — " Bang! " says the gun — and that ' s that ! Each of the following scenes was based on the same if lea — and each met with immediate ap- jiroval — showing that these homicides were justifiable! We offer the whole audience as eye witnesses ! — There ' s the song-bird who thinks Caruso had a good voice for cooling soup, compared with his! — There ' s the Yearling who delights in finding a Second Classman newly returned from Fur- lough and shouting, " Yea, Furlough! " in his car. — There ' s the Saturday noon Engineer gripoid who only gets a 14.9 out of 1.5.0. Could homicide be more justifiable? But let ' s go on. You come back from a Parade n the sweltering sun after an hour of competitive Irill and a cool young cit smiles upon you with ' Hot enou.gh for you? ' ' Thank Heavens, Tiny had his gun loaded ! Then here are Bayer and Hack- man sitting at their living-room table, suite Xo. 2, third floor, away from the area — and the mail-dragger hands out a half dozen letters to Hackman, but narv a thing for Bayer, " I ' m sure I saw something for Mr, Bayer, sir, " s a y s . lontgomery , " Oh yes. here it is — a kaydet store tag, sir! " Bang! . nd again we ask you, could it really be more — but wait, here ' s the un- suspecting dunii)- bell who asks you to ilrag blind for h i m, just after you ' ve spent a solid hour getting rid of an . ll-. nierican I . P. Specimen — Bang! — is one shot enough ? Then comes Kane, as the never-to-be-forgotten keen file oflficer, who smilingly greets you and compliments you — and then says — " Report your- self in my name! " McKinney should have used the whole bag of clubs, just for luck! The closing scene of Justifiable Homicide was an anti-climax. Just what form of killing would occur if our seasoned area bird were sufficiently egged on by a nagging O. C. is hard to say. But instead of the expected homicide, the birds turn Bolshevik — and then find themselves re-slugged and seeing x merica First at the rate of about 250 per. The whole group of scenes brought back memories of times when we fain would have reached for a gun or a club — and would have done justice. Four hundred one IW . ' GYPSY DANCE KOST AND EVEREST. ITI I line credit to tliu rest of the show, the setting for the Gypsy Chorus was the most artistic and picturesque of the evening, and when the curtain rose hrought a gratifying gasp of applause from an appreciative audience. Kost, as the ( " .ypsy Oueen, Romany Chi. entertained her sylvan court at dawn. 1 Jill ' s mastery of the vinlin has al a s been a source of ]5lea.sure to the Corps, hut the lieauty and perfection of these selections were clearly the best we have ever heard outside of the Metropolitan. Everest, as Romany dial, sang " Gypsy Sweetheart " in his usual clear and pleasing style. The slumbering g psy hand now awoke, not as Kaydets do, which is (Jh, so slowly by the numliers. but to the stirring strains of Stein- michael ' s " Hungarian Dance. " With clashing tambourines they swept through a lively and rhythmic dance, which reflects great credit on the originators as well as on the dancers, whose execution was i)erfect. !i! THE GVrs 1 in il;i Four Intndicd two % ? 1 CROSS WORD; O one expected to find any cross-words in our Hundredth Night Show, but Kane and Harrington with their skit, " Crosswords " , furnished the unexpected. Kane, as Mr. ■Windsor, and Harrington, as his wife, depicted the effect of this popular mania on (itherwise hr.ppily married couples. Kane plays the part of the impatient husljand ner- vously awaiting friend wife ' s final preparations dur- ing the zero hour before the theatre. Imagine hi- joy when he finds wifey lost in a stock of diction- aries trying to find a two-letter word meaning an Egyptian sun god. oblivions of the fact that the theatre exists. Windsor spends a sarcastic five min- utes explaining mental deficiency, anxiously consulting his watch at intervals. The wife leisurely consults her unabridged edition. Windsor declares he ' ll soon he a six-lettered bird that lives in a clock if she doesn ' t hurry. The Sun God reveals himself in a blaze of glory and Windsor in a blaze of irony. Cross-words follow as wifey breaks her silence in a clever song, " Since I ' ve Been Working Cross-words. " Wind.sor finally manages gently to remind her of the time and of their theatre engagement. Windsor picks up the unfinished Puzzle and in a clever monologue full of cross-words, tells us his f)pinion. Mrs. Windsor, repentant and ready for the theatre, enters and finds hubby scratching his ear in search of a seven lettered word meaning a domestic animal. In no uncertain terms she calls him the biggest " jack-ass " she has ever seen. N. B. The theatre party was postponed. Four hundred three - CHARLIE MY BOY t|1TH a rif t of j: zz for a background Clinton and Crosland ' swing into a " colorful " interpretation of the effect of music on the primitive instincts of the Ethiopian. Jiggs ' .rackctt ' s collection of syncopating Russian Hell Cats turnish the riotous background and their jazzy renditions send a terpsichorean thrill vibrating thruout the entire audience. The setting is the " obviously " lu.xurous apartment of Rose Marie (Crosland), a beautiful flapper of the distinctly chocolate brunette type. The curtain rises to the tan- tilizing strains of " All .• lone, " revealing Rose Marie languidly reclining on a divan, obviously bored with her surroundings and in a receptive mood for a thrill. The telephone rings and Rose Marie, all a-treml)le and expectant, answers only to be thrown for a loss by that unanswerable anathema of the telephonic sect — " Wrong number. " However, as the orchestra swings into the ihrant strains of " Charlie My Boy " ' her longings are realized with the thunderous entrance of that much touted Charlie (Clin- ton). True to the age old tradition of her sex she at first repulses his outburst and he heads for the great outdoors only to be recalled by the appealing rendition of " Linger Awhile. " Charlie is in an obviously " Romeonic " mood and as the Hellcats crash into " Red Hot Ma.mma " it takes all of Rose Marie ' s guile to keep him at a conventional distance. The orchestra suggests " Tea for Two " and Charlie endures the agony of " pink tea " but when Jiggs strikes up " Rose Marie " he sweeps all aside and pours out his supplications at Rose Marie ' s No. 7 ' s. Having overwhelmed almost all opposition he joins her on the couch and as the orches- tra plays " Kiss Me Again " performs that little ceremony indefi- nitely, but behind the sanctuary of a convenient umbrella. When the orchestra plays, " Where ' s JNIy Sweetie Hiding? " Rose Marie ' s white haired papa (Ritchie) hobbles in seeking his daughter but finding a well wrapped bundle in Charlie ' s coat satisfies himself by joyously appropriating it and decamping. At " Three O ' Clock in the Morning, " Rose and Charlie are still lovingly building their plans for the future, but suddenly that wrecker of all Kaydet dreams, " The Bear Goes Over the Mountain, " shatters their castles and Charlie narrowly escapes in time to prevent decapitation by the cane of her angry Papa. The Gilletteless Russians now have the whole stage and entertain the audience with their pet selections, " I ' ve a Garden in Sweden, " " Eliza, " and " Where ' s My Sweetie Hiding. ' The entire orchestra played like professionals and carried their audiciKc LomiiletcK This w is Clinton ' s and Cros- land ' s first appearance, but they swung into their parts like eterans uid ktpt up a hxely flou ot action throughout. ROSE M. RIE. THE RUSSIAN HELI, CATS. Four hundred four ON TO OXFORD arc twi) I ' ' .n.s;lis!inK ' n I ' " niin way ac-niss the sea; Vc get knowledge at ( )Nf(ir(l College, And we balance tea upnn niir knee. We ' ve doffed our old tarhuckets ; l ah Jove, they were too low. ( )1(1 (, " lia| , we ' re wearing high hats, h ' lir we ' re I lenglish, donehaknow. We were two lially snakes When ;it West I ' oinl we were makes; We wore sahres and ranked our neighbors ' [ ' ill we ran away with all the cakes. ( )|il r.ean. we ' ve liad cur troubles 111 ( )sford town, you know. r,ut t ) ford isn ' t West I ' oint — ( )ii to I Kford -Cheerio! Xot ery long ago Lived a man called Rhodes, they say I le was wealthy, Init not so healthy, And he had a million stowed away. So he let ' t it all to Oxford, Now just what is th;it tor? Why. just for second looeys ho were star men in the Corps. We are two scholars rare. We ' ll not deny that nnich ; We hunt foxes and wear bright soxes And we have that magic tea-time touch We stand no more inspections. No tacs say three and three ; ( )ld thing, we ' ve lost our chevrons, What do we care, tweedle-dee 1 We wear our monocles With an air of savoir faire; ■ We play cricket, can hit a wicket, And adore a game of solitaire. Our Yankee sense of humor Has grown quite out of date. And Scott Fitzgerald shocks us For we ' re Henglish, quite sedate. Four hundred Ave S. — ' e thank you for your most cordial re- ception, and on our next visit to Windsor, we " tell the Kingf. W. — W ' eW. ChoUy. old thing, Oxford is (juite a bit of all rij ht after ' est Point. S. — Wesson, old egg, as these vulgar Americans so often remark, " It is the feline ' s robe de nuit. " Vou know one becomes quite optimistic in this atmosphere. W. — Bv the way. old ihinsi " , do ynu know what an optimist is ? S. — N hy, sureh ' , dear fellow, an optimist is a chap who works all his cross-word puzzles in ink. V. — Charlie, old thing, there are three kinds of West Pointers — those of us that wear stars — other engineers — and other cadets. S. — Quite right, old chap. But here at Oxford it ' s not the culture that intrigues me, it ' s the great social advantages the place offers. As Bertie was remarking but yesterday — . W. — Bertie — who ' s Bertie ? S. — Bertie? Why, the Prince of Wales, to be sure. I always call him Bertie. He calls me " Charlie, old horse. ' Charlie-horse, quite good, what? Clever fellow, ISertie, likes his little jokes. Likes you too, Standish. Asked me but yesterday if you ' d consider joining his household staff. Wants you as Gentleman-In-Waiting for the Policing of the Royal Skag Butts. W. — I can ' t consider it. Suppose we were riding in the hunting field and the Prince should fall off. Why all his gentlemen-in-waiting would have to fall off as well. 1 have the soul of a cavalryman and the thought is abhorrent. S. — You know, old thing, the customs here at Oxford vary a bit from those at West Point. For example, when one answers the telephone, one asks " Are you there? " instead of shouting " Hello " as one does in .America. It is much better to say " Are you there, ' ' for one could not possibly answer unless one were there, eh, what? W. — ' And do you remember the quaint times we had at West Point ? And those amusing chaps that gave instruction in tactical matters — what did we call them in America? — the small nails? — oh no! nci! what is the word? one uses them to fasten down one ' s carpets — oh yes, the tacs ! And their quaint ways when visiting one ' s apartments in the mornings — such a beastly hour for a call — peering into all the corners — gazing into one ' s cupboard and fireplace — and publishing to the whole world such extravagant comments on one ' s purely per.sonal affairs, such as " Spot on tunic at tiffin ' ' — " Inadequately adept in the manual of the dust cloth " ' — " Dirty bore at inspection " — really it ' s bad enough to be called a bore without am- plifying it into a dirty bore. S. — You know, old fellow, one of the head masters popped into my flat yesterday for tea and a bit of a chin and told me an American joke. He said " What is the darkest thing in the world? " and I said " What is the darkest thing in the world? " and he said " It ' s a dark man on a dark night going up a dark alley looking for a black cat. " W. — Quite clever ; I see it perfectly. A dark man on a dark night going up a dark alley look- ing for a black cat. I ' ve got it. I must tell it to some one. (Moves over to side of stage and addresses the bass violin player). I ' ll tell it to the tommy with the dog house. I say, old beezer, do you want to hear a wheezy? (Musician answers, " Sure, tell it to me. " ) What is — what is the most opaque substance in creation? (Musician, " Well, what is it? " It ' s a blackamoor — it ' s a blackamoor on a cloudy evening — let me see — it ' s a blackamoor on a cloudy evening, — ' pon my soul I ' ve forgot. Four hundred six Four hundred seven r Four hundred eight fT Four hundred nine AN ANECDOTE HISTORY OF WEST POINT " FORl ' .WOKI) X this (.■nli, i " hlciK-(l a.i i- wIumi c crv- i)iU ' " s i cit little time lull IdIs of iiiia.iiiiialiiin — vc ddii ' t like to take (lur history strait ht any more. " Outline Histories " do the ji ' b, but lere we .i n II. G. Wells one belter and ])re.senl " .Vn .Xnecdote History nf West ! ' i)inl. " " A s])lash 111 irn. II. lOtli eenturyof I ' leistonicaj ' e — ape-man kills isolchpachddrus on site of present mess-hall. February 21. — Glacier recedes, dis- closing site of future West Pohit. Stone Age inaugurated. Cave-men discover Flirtation. (Ten lliousiiiul years luri ' c elapsed). III. A. D. — n. — Indians lri e ? Iound- 1 ) ellers t ' roni Hudson X ' alley and destroy their ci ilizali( m. I. if liu ' ht — and the world was M)(). — Sloriu King tribe of lro(|uois goes into summer cam]) on the I ' lain. ]o21. — Chief Drumhard kills bear going over mountain. 1()0 ' ). — Hendrik Hudson does not anchor Half -Moon off Gee ' s Point. 1627. — Dutch trader establishes fur station and saloon by Highland Falls. (Skirmishes, massacres, and through it all the redskins were hurled back into the irgin forests whence the - came. Four hiiiuhed ten 1 9 1710. — Rip Van Winkle plays nine pins with the gnomes of the Kaaterskills. 1723. — Charles Congreve secures a 14ri3- acre tract, including West Point, by Royal Letters Patent. 1730. — Rip A ' an Winkle wakes up. 1730. — English (Redsj defeat Indians ( Blues) by Popf)lopen. 1754. — West Point named by inebriated liriton who didn ' t know which way it piiinted. 1775. — ' I ' he Provincial Congress of New York moves to forestall the British ])lan to cut the colonies in two by seizing the Hudson River, and orders that the narrows of the Hudson be fortified. Colonel Romans begins the fortification of Constituliun Island. 1776. — Secret Committee fur the nlist ruc- tion of the Hudson apixdnted by Congress. 1777. — The iiritish, under deneral Sir Henry Clinton, capture h ' ort Mont- gomery. In I )ecember Ccueral Wash- ington orders thai all garri.sons in the vicinity be put to work building fortiticaliiins at West Point. 1778. — Kosciusko succeeds Radien as en- gineer in charge of construction, and Fort Putnam was built and named after Colonel Ritfits Putnam, the commander of the Alassachusetts regiment that built it. 177X. — Bill of £5, ' ' 45 presented for con- struction of chain across Hudson. It weighed 1(% tons! 17S0. — M a jor-Generaki Arnold given connnand of West Point and imme- diately begins negotiations with Andre for the delivery of West Point to the enemy. 23rd September — . ndre held up Ity three continental guerillas and on being searched found to be carrying in- criminating documents in his boots. 25tli September — . rnold receives word of .Xndre ' s caiiltue while at breakfast at the Robinson house in Carrison. Escapes to the ' A ' ullure " a few hours before General Washington reaches West Point on a tour of inspection. 2nd ( )ctober — Andre was executed in the jiresence of the army. Four hundred eleven THE FIRST CAMP ILLUMINATION Headquarters. Tuesday. May 38ih. lySj. The Commander-in-Chief is happy in the opportunity of announcing to the Army tlie birth of the I )aui)hin of France and is pleased to order a fen de joic on Thursday, next; and requests the company of all General, Regimental, and Staff of- ficers at West Point on that day at four o ' clock. (Signed) Georgk Washington. Headquarters. Wednesday. May 2pth. 1782. The troops are to be supplied with an extra gill of Rum per man tomorrow. (Signed) Georgu Washington. Headquarters. Wednesday, May 29th, 1782. A Plan for Conducting the Rejoicing. The troops, having previously cooked their provisions, will march from their Cantonments at such an hour as will admit of their being at the places severally as- signed them by half after two o ' clock, post-meridian, where they will remain in columns under cover, until the discharge of three pieces of cannon at West Point, which will be the signal for the columns to advance and display in full view of the Point and stack arms. Dinner for all the ofticers (excepting one Field Officer to each Brigade and one Battalion Officer to each Regiment) will be on the table at 4 o ' clock, at which time a proportion of liquor will be distributed to each Regiment and Corjjs by their re- spective Quarter-Masters. After dinner thirteen toasts will be di ank, and each toast announced by a discliarge of artillery. At half after seven, the feu de joie will connnence with the discharge of thirteen pieces of cannon from the park. The firing l)eing three times repeated in the same order, the officers commanding Corps will, with an audible voice, pray to God to bless tlie Dauphin of France, and grant him long life and happiness, and the troops give three cheers. (Signed) George Washington. (Poor little Dauphin — the good wishes of his American allies were of no avail against the tide of the great French Rev- olution soon to engulf him). There was a pretty hop that night in a specially constructed arbor — illuminated by thousands of lights. George Washing- Sergeant Molly Pitcher, who took over her husband ' s job as gunner when he fell dead at the battle of Monmouth, lived on an Army pension in Highland Falls after the Revolution. She seems to have been (|uite a care for her C. O. : West Faint. April 2ist, 1787. Major-General Henry Knox, Secretary of War. Sir: I am informed by the woman that takes care of Captain Molly, that she is much in want of Shifts. If yt)U think proper to order three or four, I should be glad. Major Fleming. I Four hundred hvelve Four hundred thirteen N 1783. George Wasliington called at- tention to tlie country ' s need of a military school, and again in his annual message to Congress in 1793 he advocated the estahlisiinicnt of a training academy for the Army. Unl it was not till 1802 that the Military Academy was founded hy an act of Congress authorizing a " Corps of Engineers at West Point to constitute the Military Academy. ' ' .Maior Jonathan Williams was the first super- intendent. ]glO. — A ' acations arc still given fmm Deccmher to March. 1816. — General features of jiresenl uniform es- tablished. 1817. — Major S lvanus Thayer is named su- perintendent. This date marks the beginning of all the distinctive features that mark West Point — it was under Thayer that the Military Academy developed its characteristic methods and ideals. 1817. — There was a Cadet C olonel at this time. 1818. — Candidates arriving at the Academy were landed unceremoniously on the slippery rocks of Gee ' s I ' oint and their trunks heaved ashore after them from the river boat. There was no other ] ractical)lc route to West I ' ciint. 1821. — This summer the Corps marched to lloston and camped on the Boston Common. 1821. — ' i ' he famous Corps of Bombardiers — the enlisted personnel of the Academy who kept the river valley in a constant uproar by their high jin.x, is abolished by act of Congress. 1825. — The supe ' s salary is increased to $240 a vear, plus subsistence and forage. At this time the Com. got $120 and the Professor of Phil. $720— while the Professor of Chem. pulled down $10 a month plus his pay as surgeon. The cadets got $100 a year. Imagine trving to save $75.00 for Christmas leave out of that. ■Viii- hiihdrcd finirlccn ( 1S20. — Cnl. Tliayer ' s ideas had firmly taken root, as can be sceti frnm the following extracts from the Regulations, V . S. M. A., of that year : " 67. Xo cadet shall play chess, hack- gammon, or any other game, nor kee]) boards or men used in these games in his room. ' ' Modern efficiency now sa ' s the same thing in fewer words : " Cadets shall not gamble. " " 3. No cadet sliall keep in his roimi any novel, poem, or other book withimt iK-r- mission of the Superintendent. " 1829. — Meal formations were quite the berries then : " 04. . t the signal for l)reakfasl. dinner and su])|)er. the s(|uads sliall be formed in front of South Ilarracks, one for each table in the mess-hall, and marched by the First Carvers to the mess-hall. " 1830. — Cadet Edgar Alien I ' oc ' s entimcnts: Ei ' iGK.VM OF Joseph Lockk I.N ' STRUCTOR OF T.XCTICS John Locke was a zrry (jrcat iiaiiir : Joe Locke zcas a greater, in short : The former -u ' as well know to Fame, The hitter -u ' cll known to Report. 1832. — -Headquarters burns down, destroying many old records of the Academy. The post fire-engine is kept in a little house on what is now the lacrosse fielc Fires were numerous and merry afl: " airs in these days — it is related that whenever the Corjis was called to put out a fire at the hotel the cadets contented themselves by rifling the cellar of pop and praying that the old shack would burn down. 1837. — Extracts frnm Re r. S. M. A. " 117. — . ny cadet who shall beat, or other- wise maltreat a cixilian. shall be punished according to the nature of the ofTense. " In this ear a|)])ears the first of thos e banes of a Kavdet ' s existence — the first interiiola- tion! " . dd I ' ar. 22. — Xo married person will, hereafter, be admitted as a cailet to the Military . cademy : and if any cadet shall be married while there, such marriage will be equivalent to a resignation, and he will leave the Academv. " Four hundred fifteen 1847. — November 2nd, Special Orders, Xo. 120. . s a means to healthy and manly exercise durin the suspension of drills, the . ' superintendent ref|uests tli;it cadets do form themselves cricket clubs, and, willi the view of perpetuating: such clubs at the Academy, su, jtjests thev take appropriate names. 1848.— Old South Barracks illuminated — " Vic- torv " spelt in lig hts to welcome the " Sappers and Miners ' " from their campaiijn in Mexico. For the first time the public begins to take notice of the Military Academy, and its worth is recog nized. This is the importance of our well-known " Scott ' s fixed opinion. " Comes about this time the telegraph to West Point. The company is compelled to erect ornamental green poles, each with a gold eagle on top, which excited much derision. Execution Hollow was just one of the many dimples on the face of the old plain in those days. The cadets used to skate on the ice that formed on the pools in the winter, and by " Gallows Hollow " ' stood the post ice- house. 1857.— From the Black Book: " Every cadet, unless he be an Acting As- sistant Professor, or excused by the Surgeon, .shall assemble and march w ' ith his section. " Fire Organization: " 1. The Engine Company shall consist of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of Companies A and B. " 2. The Hose Company shall consist of ofiicers, non-commissioned ofificers, and privates of Company C. " 3. The Ladder, A.xe and Bucket Company .shall consist of the ofificers, non-commissioned ofificers, and men of Company D. ' ' 18.SO-1861. — The course was five years. ( )ld Benz, who for forty years blew every class-call sounded at the Academy, was a marvel — his recall saving many a goat from " worse than death " and thus establishing the term " bugling. " -When the Civil War broke out, the ma- jority of Southern cadets and graduates left the army and joined the " lost cause. " There was much heated criticism of West Point at this time by Congress and the Northern press for this reason. The Academy was once more threatened with e.xtinction as a " hot-bed of rebellion. ' ' 1861 ' • — THAT CADETS DO FORM THEMSELVES CRICKET CLUBS. " Foi r hundred sixteen G E N E R A L K X ( ) X p. Four hundred scvoitccn AN ANECDOTE OF MID VICTORIAN EST POINT as raid by Farley. inti) line before dismissal, three cadets broke ranl s and ruslied at the First Cap- lain, l eating- him with swords they had snatched from some of the cadet officers. As the F " irst Captain was a skilllnl swords- man, he was able to keep otif his attackers, retreating- and calling, " Tnrn out the Guard. " But the guard detail was so in- terested in the scene before them that it failed to form and the Commandant him- self stopped the fight. The three cadets were court-martialed and dismissed, bvit were later reinstated. HILE on No. 1 post in camp one morning I noticed the Curi)s balled and counter-marched on the way back fi ' om ])reakfasl. The First Captain at that time was a man who stood first in his class, and was a very able studenl, ])ul somehow extremely un- po])ular. ll seemed that he had ordered some iTrst Class privates to stop swinging their arms, ;ind when they had not obeyed, had counter-marched some of the com- panies to put these " high privates " in the rear rank. Just as the companies wheeled . N ANIvCDOTE OF Mn)VICTORIAN WICST I ' OINT. Pour hundred eighteen r BENNY HAVENS i Four hundred nineteen lHf)l-l.SY)5. — F.verv important battle of the war was commanded on one or both sides by a i;raduate — generally both. lSf)3. — During the draft riots in New York, rumors reached West Point that a mob of the disorderlv element was on its way to destroy the Cold Spring; Foundry (at this time the greatest sjiin foundry in the country) and burn ' est Point on the way by. r.all cartridges were issued to the Cadets and ])ickets with field guns posted at the .Vorth and South docks and Gee ' s point. This state was kept up for several days, but the scare never materialized. 1865. — First steam laundry at West Point con- structed. l.%5. — Laundry begins its policy of returning only left-hand gloves. 1866. — L ' p to this time all Supes at West Point had been Engineers. 186 " . — Extract from entrance rec|uirements — .Arithmetic : Add 2 3 to 3 4 ; subtract 2 5 from 5 6 ; multiply 3 4 by 7 8 ; divide 2 5 by 3 8. Change .102 into a vulgar fraction of the same value. From 1818 to 1901 all candidates were obliged to take and pass entrance exams — certificates were unknown, and up to 1870 all exams w ' ere oral. 1867. — Muskets turned into the armory and rifles first issued. ISd ' l. — L;iundry burns down. 1873. — Corps goes down to Grant ' s second inau- gin-ation. 1877. — r)enny Havens died. On June 15, 1885. the first dress coat was issued. Before this time F. D. had been worn to practically all formations. (Note: That Dress-coat is still fimctioning and will be passed on when ' 25 graduates.) The E.- rIvY D.ays Of Footb.m.i, When E. M. Whistler first heard that we had scheduled a game with Harvard he remarked : " What! A West Point cadet to be kicked by the boot of a Harvard Junior! " 1890. — .Army loses first game to Navy 24 to 0. 1891.— Army beats Navy 32 to 16. 1893. — Riding breeches with canvas leggins made uniform. 1893.— The Corps left ' est Point on August 17th for Chicago, where it remained at the World ' s Columbian Exposition till the 29th, riding in Ferris wheels, turning out parades, and taking keen femmes for rides in .shoot- the-chutes. 1000. — The size of the Corps was increased bv 100. 1902. — Elaborate centennial exercises were held. President Roosevelt made one of the ad- dresses. four hundred livcnty r four hundred twenty-one 1907. — In 1907 the Corps went to Jamestown, ani two years later to New ' S ' ork for the Hudson- Fulton Celebration. There was an old Tac. of about this epoch who was far-famed for his eagle-eye. Now, during apple season, certain Kaydets were wont to wander up to an orchard by a private house near Lusk and sneak back with an occasional gunny-sack full of juicy red pippins. But no one was ever able to get these across the area when old " eagle-eye " was O. C. Re would always come out on the Poop-deck at the crucial moment and sound off, " You man going into the seventh division, take that bag of apples back to Mister Adolphs. " So, one day when this Tac. was on O. C, a couple of Kaydets decided to get their revenge. They went up to the reservoir and filled their sack with round stones, and sneaked guiltily down the back trail towards barracks. When they reached the area they made a dash for bar- racks, and sure enough old " eagle-eye " ap- peared on the Poop-deck. He sounded off for them to halt. The Kaydets snapped to, struggling to keep from laughing at how they had foxed the old boy. But the joke was on them. " Take those stones back to Lusk Reservoir where vou got ' em, " bawled " old eagle-eye " to the two unsuccessful practical jokers. 1908.— First Class graduated Febniar 15 and the Plebes entered in June. The construction of West Point ' s group of new buildings was begun in 1904 and carried on through 1911. Summer, 191-1 — Slight (Hsturbaiice in l{iu-(ipe. 191.5.— Smylie, of ' 13, tells a yarn thai when he entered the Academy in the spring of l ' )ll. Dad Freeman was Corporal of the Guard standing by tlie Mess Hall. And when Smylie graduated he looked back as he started down the hill and the last man he saw was Dad Freeman, who was Corporal of the Guard, standing by the Mess Hall. (Freeman, as well as Capt. Sasse, was seven years getting through.) .April, 1 ' ' 17. T ' . S. declares war against Gi-niiany and the Class of ' 17 graduated in M;iy, I ' M . It was announced that tlie class nl I ' US would graduate August . 0. I ' eliruarv. 191S. — Academic duties suspended on account of measles epidemic. .Max- 5, 1 ' MS. — It was annnunced that ' 1 ' ) w be graduated. June 13, 1918.— Class of 1919 graduated. . s you mav infer, things were getting a little mixed u[). ( )n the .M-(l of ( )ctiiber of the same year the battaliim was called to attention and evervbody called into the main mess-hall. The adjutant announced that an order would be read which would test the discipline of ihe Corps to the utmost. Everyone nnisl stand five minutes at attention after it was read. It was to the eft ' ect that ' 20 and ' 2 wnuld graduate November I. And so they did, with simple yet solemn graduation exercises, and no diplomas. These were mailed later. And so on the afternoon of November I, 1918, (the new Plebe Class entered November 2) the Corps consisted of one class of five niontlts service. The new Plebes were out- fitted in ( ). 1). and fiitted about the post with vellow bands around their hats, hence the name " ( )rioles. " Then the war ended and the - dunned the gray and joined the Corps f(ir fair. The original Class of 1921 came back and took a Student Officer course from January to June, 1919. The S. O ' s. lived in the first six divisions of barracks and we had the incongruity of two cla.sses of 1921 at the Academy, one Plebes and the other Grad- uates. In March, 1920, the three-year course was abolished, except for those then at the . cademy who desired to graduate early. The Class of 1920 decided unanimously to grad- uate as ])lanned before by the three-year course. l ' 21 was divided — seventeen grad- uated in June, 1921, the rest in June. l ' )22. Inly 1, ] ' 2 . — . fter all this confusion, the enter- ing Class uf l ' )25 finds West I ' oint slill al hat. 41 " 2,V ,xV, l.ong. 74 ' 41 ' ! l ' )25. — . cadet today occupies an entirely difterent place with a vastly dift ' erent outlook on the world from that occupied by the ten begrug- gled students of 1802, or by the Corps of tin-school kids of the middle of the last centur -. lUit we nnist remember that this countr - is no longer a sparsely settled strip of seaboard with a certain inferiority complex as it was in the nineteenth century, and that West Point was not the only place where the " collitch " b(i s thrilled over their terrible escap.ades in the g(K}d old days of (4ueen icloria. The Corps has changed all right liul, wilh respect to the rest of the world, it is treated the same wav and it thinks the i i .August 30, 1917.— Class of I ' ll 8 gn idn; tes. same way as ever. and e er.- -. nien. ipm " — Vul iLSs • Piiur liuiidrfd tiventy-two i 14. 1925 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN AND— 1925 GOING OUT. Foiiy hundred (tvciity-lhree Four hundred tzventy-four KOHD CDia BDHRD MAJOR GENERAL FRED W. SLADEN Superintendent Col. PERCY M. ASHBURN Medical Corps Col. WIRT ROBINSON Dept. of Chemistry, Mineralogy AND Geology Lii:rT.-CoL. CLIFTON C. CARTER Dkpt. of Natural and Experimental Philosophy LiFUT.-CoL. ROGER G. ALEXANDI-.R I Fpakt.mFnt oi " Drawing Col. COkXKLlS l)i: . WILLCOX Dept. of Modern Languages Major HENRY B.LEWIS Post Adjutant Col. .MERCH B. STEWART Commandant of Cadets and Dept. of Tactics LiEUT.-CoL. WILLIAM A. MITCHELL Dept. of Civil and Military Engineering Major EDWIN C. McNElL Department of Law Col. CHARLES P. ECHOLS Dept. of Mathematics Major EARL McFARLAND Dept. of Ordnance and Gunnery Coi,. LUCIUS H. HOLT I )FPT. OF English Di:i ' T. ()i- Economics. Government and Political History t Pour hundred hvcnty-Hve Ihmkcr llill {1775) DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS I ' our hnndreil ixvcnty six DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS COLONEL MERCH B. STE ART, Anf ntry, Commandant of Cadets and Instructor of Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry Tactics. Major THOMAS B. CATRON, 2d, Infantry, Assistant to the Commandant of Cadets. Jfajor HERBERT L,. TAYI,OR, Infantry, Director of Instruction. Major WILLIAM A. McCULLOCH, Infantry, Personnel Officer. Capt. JAMES K. COCKRELL, Cavalry, Supply Officer. Amuse- ment Officer. Major CARROLL A. BAGBY. Infantry, Senior Assistant In- structor of Infantry Tactics. Commanding Battalion of Cadets. Major JESSE A. L-ADD, Infantry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Battalion of Cadets. .Major WALTON II. WALKER, Infantry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Battalion of Cadets. Major CCTHBERT P. STEARNS, Cavalry, Master of the Sword and Instructor in Military Gymnastics and Phvsical Culture. .Major WILLIAM 11. DODDS, Jr., Field Artillery, Senior As- sistant Instructor of Field Artillery Tactics. Major AKTIU ' R W. HOLUERNESS. Cavalry. Senior Assistant Instructor of Cavalry Tactics. Major HORACE F. SPURGIX, Coast Artillery Corps, Senior . ssistant Instructor of Coast Artillery Tactics. Major JOIl.V H. HIXEMOX. Jr.. Signal Corps. Senior As- sistant Instructor in Signal Communication. Major CHARLES P. GROSS. CoriJS of Engineers. Senior As- sistant Instructor in Military Engineering. Major FREEMAN W. BOWLEY, Field Artillery, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Major DAVID E. CAIN, Field Artillery. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Major WILLIAM 11. JONES. Jr.. Infanlry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. iMajor JENS A. DOE. Infantry. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. GEORGE E. STRATEMEYER. Air Service. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. LCDSON D. WORSHAM. Corps of Engineers, Assistant Instructor in Military Engineering. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. CALVIN DeWITT, Jr., Cavalrv. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Capt. P. UL B. PARKER. Infantry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Aide-de-Camp to Major General F. W. Sladen. Capt. M.VCRICE L. MILLER. Infantry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. . BRAM V. RINEARSON, Jr.. Coast Artillery Corps, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. JAMES N. CAPERTON, Cavalry. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Capt. J. MES O. GREEN. Jr., Infantry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. FREDERICK A. IRVING. Infantry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. CaiJt. FRANCIS J. IIERATY, Infantry. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. LAl ' RENCE B. KEISER. In fantry, .Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. CL. RE H. ARMSTRONG. Coast Artillery Corps. . s- sistant Instructor of Tactics. Commanding Company of Cadets. Capt. JOHN T. COLE. Cavalry. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. Capt. WILLIAM V. HILL. Corps of Engineers. Assistant In- structor of Military Engineernig. First Lieut. THEODORE E. Bl ' i:CHLER, Field Artillery. .- ssistant Instructor of Tactics. First Lieut. EUGENE L. VIDAL. Air Service. Assistant In- structor of Tactics. Assistant instructor in Military Gymnastics and Physical Culture. First Lieut. HARRY C. MEWSHAW, Cavalry. Assistant In- structor of Tactics. First Lieut. JOSEPH A. CRANSTON. Jr.. Infantry. Assistant Instructor of Tactics. . ssistant Instructor in Military Gymnastics and Physical Culture. Four hundicd twenty-seven I.iciili ' iiaiil of f,i lit . Irtillcry ( iJIJ) DEPT. OF ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY J ' our hundred livrnty-cighl r +1 AND GUNNERY MAJOR EARL McFARLAND, Ordnance Department, Trofessor ( By detail June 15. 1924, under Act of March I. 1907) Ordnance Officer, £urator of ' Ji ' Cuseum, %ange Officer, Qhemical IVajfare Suppls Officer. Major HUBERT G. STANTON O R D N A N c E Depart m e n t Assistant Professor I Iajor ROBERT N. BODINE Ordnance 1 )i:i ' artmen i ' Iiislnictor Major ROGl ' .K T. ■E()I-J OrDNANCI ' . I )i:i ' ARTMENT Instructor EiRST Lieut. JOHN W. COFFEY Ordnance Department Instructor First Lieit. WILLIAM 1. WILSON Ordnance Department Instructor First Lieit. B. ST. C. TL ' CKICR ()ri)n. nce Di:i ' ak imi:nt histr ictor Four hundred hventy-nine I.iciilciuinl oj Jiid Ih u oniis ( uS ' ij) DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH I ' our hundred thirty DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH COLONEL LUCIUS H. HOLT, Professor Third Class First Lielt. WIIJJSToX D. I ' AI.M l-.R Field Artillery Instructor First Lieit. IIARLAX . I lAKTXl ' .SS Im ' axtrs ' Instructor FiK r l.iELT. HARRIS F. SClll-.RFR Cavalrv Instructor First Lieit. TIlo.MAS I ' .. IIFDFKIX I ' lKI.I ' Aktii.lern Instructor First Fikit. CARLISLE ' . ALLAX Ineaxtrv I nstructnr Secum) Lieit. CII.VRLFS IILNLMl.l ' .R Co.NST Artillery C ri ' S Instructor FoiRTii Class Cai ' T. PERCY G. 1 ' .L. CK Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. ROBERT MacD. GRAHAM Cav.m.ry I ustructor FiR.sT LiEi ' T. 1LLL M R. FLEMIXG LnI ' .wtry t nstvuitor Fir.st Lieit. R( AW. . LVCULE Ineantry Instructor First Lielt. W 11.LL . 1 L. LARRIGI ' .R Cw 1.R ' I nstntctoy I ' lRST LiEiT. MA.XLMoXI) . K ' I). . 1()XR()E 1 . E. .NTR ' Instrnclor First Lieit. I ' .nWWRD . . IK )L1 ' !1 Cl . ST ARTII,LER ' CiRI ' S Instructor First Lieit. 11 CGI I F. T. IK iFF.M.VX Cavalry ' Four hundred thirty-one l Ijciilciui ' il L ' nr w oj I ' jitjiiiccrs ( iSjjJ DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING Pour hundred thirty-two Major FREDERICK W. HERMAN Corps of Engineers Instructor Capt. HOLLAND L. ROBB Corps of Engineers Instructor Capt. THOMAS F. FARRELL Corps of Engineers Instructor First LiEut. KERYN ap RICE Corps of Engineers Instructor First Lieut. LUCIUS DuB. CLAY Corps of Engineers Instructor First Lieut. ALLISON MILLER Corps of Engineers Instructor First Lieut. ROBERT E. YORK Corps of Engineers Instructor First Lieut. ORVILLE E. WALSH Corps of Engineers Instructor Four hundicd thirty three Liciilciutiil of i ' oasi Artillcrx ( iS O) DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS II ■ ' ok; ' hundred Ihirly-fotir r It II DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATIC COLONEL CHARLES P. ECHOLS, " Professor Major C. L. FENTON, Coast Artillery Corps Associate Professor Third Class Major GEORGE J. RICHARDS, Corps of Engineers Instructor. In Charge Capt. henry J. SCHROEDER, Signal Corps Instructor First Lieut. . R. GERHARDT. Field Artillery Instructor First Liel ' t. G. G. HEINER, Jr., Field Artillery Instructor First Lieit. S. I). STURGIS, Jr.. Corps of Engineers Instructor First Lieit. G. P.. McREYNOLDS, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieit. JOHN H. HINDS, Field Artillery Instructor FiRSTi Lieut. MILO B. BARR.AG.AN, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. ORVILLE W. L RTIN, Field Artillery Instructor Imrst Lieut. WVBURX D. BROWX, Field Artillery Itistructor First Lieut. JOSEPH V. PHELPS, Field . rtili.ery Instructor Second Lieut. FR.XNCIS H. OXX, Corps of Engineers Instructor I- ' ouRTH Class L JoK J. . U{S P. HOG. ' KN, Coast .Artillery Corps .■tssistant Professor. In Charge. Major EDWIN A. ZUNDEL, Field Artillery Instructor Capt. LINCOLN F. D. NIFLS. Infantry Instructor Capt. BERTRAND MORROW. C.ualky instructor First Lieit. B. M. HARLOE, Corps of Engineers Instructor First Lieut. WILLIAM H. DONALDSON Jr. Coast Artillery Corps, Instructor First Lieut. AMOS B. SHATTUCK, Jr., Corps of Engineers, Instructor First Lieut. 0 " FERR. LL KNIGHT, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. EDMUND W. SEARBY, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. ROGER M. WICKS, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. GEORGE V. KEYSER. Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. OSCAR A. . XELSON, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. R. . . ERICSON, Coast Artillery Corps histructor First Lieut. B. F. FELLERS, Coast Artillery Corps Instructor First Lieut. ERNEST W. GRUHN, Infantry Instructor First Lieu t. JOHN W. MIDDLETON, Infantky Instructor First Lieut. CHARLES E. MORRISON, Cavalry Instructor First Lieut. B. F. H. YF0RD, Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. CARL ROBIXSON. Infantry Instructor First Lieut. WILLIAM W. JERVEY, Cavalry Instructor Second Lieut. L. 1:RENCE W. B.VRTLFTT Coast . rtili.ery Corps Instructor iii I uku Four hundred thirty-five Lieutenant of Cavalry ( i86 ) DEPARTMENT OF DRAWING Four hundred thirty-six II I! DEPARTMENT OF DRAWING LIEUT. COLONEL ROGER G. ALEXANDER, " Professor Capt. RALPH I. SASSE Cavalry Assistant Professor Second Class Capt. RICHARD M. WIGHTMAN Infantry Instructor Second Lieut. OTTO M. JANK Coast Artillery Corps Instructor Second Likit. JAMES K. MITCHELL Cavalry Instructor Third Class Capt. ERNEST N. HARMON Cavalry Instructor First Lieut. CHARLES C. BLANCHARD Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. BRYAX EVANS Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. JOHN M. I ' .ETHEL Cavalry Instructor I ' lwsT Likit. ELMER ' . ST.VNSBURY C.walry Instructor Four liundred thirty-seven IJciitciiaiif of Cavalry (iSSS) DEPARTMENT OF LAW Pour luntdrcd thirly-righi r Fonr hundred thiitv-nine Lieutenant of Infantry ( iSqo) RPT. of ECONOMICS anJ GOVERNMEN ' aU POLITICAL HISTORY rour hundred fori ,PT. of ECONOMICS aiJ GOV. anJ POLITICAL HISTORY COLONEL LUCIUS H. HOLT, Trofessor Ifi 0iarge Major HERBERT H. ACHESON, Coast Artillery Corps Acting Associate Professor First Class Capt. GEORGE S. BEURKET Field Artillery Instructor Capt. LAWRENCE C. MITCHELL CeAST Aktilleky Corps Instructor First Lieut. R. E. S. WILLIAMSON Cavalry Instructor First Lieut. D.WID C. G. SCHLENKER Signal Corps Instructor Third Class Major FLOYD R. WALTZ Infantry Assistant Professor of History Capt. LESLIE T. SAUL Ineantry Instructor First Lieut CLARE W. WOODWARD I.VFANTRY Instructor First Lieut. GEORGE S. EYSTER Inf. ntkv Instructor Fiust Lieut. HOWARD A. DEAS Inf.wtrv Instructor First Lieut. JOIIX E. McCARTHY Infantry Instructor Four hundred forly-one ,, :- .. IJcii citant. [ S. I ' " nnlccrs ( iStjS) DEPARTMENT of MILITARY HYGIENE f ' 4i ' DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY HYGIENE COLONEL PERCY M. ASHBURN MEDICAL CORPS T ' rofessor (By detail August 24, 1923. under Act of April IS, 1910) AJOR HOWARD McC. SNYDER AIedicai, Corps .Major SIDXF.V L. CHAPI ' ELL rivDiCAi, Corps Major IIKRISERT C. NEBLETT Mi-:i)i( ' Ar, Corps MsjdR I.ArREX ' l " I.. I.aROCTTIC Mkdu ' ai, C " iiUPS Lieut. Colonei. FRANK L. K. LaFLAMAIE Dental Corps Capt. WILLIAM C. WEBB, Jr. Dextal Corps Capt. WILLIAM S. SHUTTLEWORTH Dk.nt.m, Corps Capt. MELNILLE A. SANDERSON De.nt.sl Corps Capt. JOHN K. .McCOXEGHY Yeterinakv Corps Four hundred forty-three — - wa.- - Licntciianf of Field . Irfillcry (1916) DEPARTMENT of MODERN LANGUAGES Four himdrcd forty-four ■ Major WILLIAM E. MORRISON, Infantry Associate Professor Second Class Major CHARLES L. BYRNE, Infantry Assistant Professor of the Spanish Language Capt. NORMAN RANDOLPH, Infantry Instructor in Spanish Capt. CHARLES R. JOHNSON. Jr., Cavalry Instructor in Spanish Capt. MANUEL B. NAVAS, Infantry Instructor in Spanish First Lieut. WALLACE F. SAFFORD, Cavalry Instructor in Spanish Third Class Major HAROLD E. SMALL, Coast Artillery Corps Assistant Professor of the French Language First Lieut. JOHN T. B. BISSELL, Field Artillery Instructor in French First Lieut. P. UL B. MALONE, Jr., Infantry Instructor in French First Lieut. FERNAND G. DUMONT, Infantry Instructor in French First Lieut. REGINALD W. HUBBELL, Infantry Instructor in French Fourth Class Capt. THOMAS G. PEYTON, Cavalry Instructor in French First Lieut. BRYANT E. MOORE, Infantry Instructor in French First Lie it. LEO V. WARNER, Field Artillery Instructor in French First Lieut. W. W. WEBSTER, Field Artillery Instructor in French First Lieut. ERIC S. MOLITOR, Field .Vrtillery Instructor in French First Lieut. FRANCIS B. VALENTINE, Air Service Instructor in French Fir st Lieut. JOHN C. HAMILTON, C.walrv Instructor in French First Lieut. JOSEPH K. BAKER, Cavalry Instructor in French First Lieut. ROBERT A. SCHOW. Infantry Instructor in French Civilian Instructor LOUIS VAUTHIER, (Feb. 1. 1916) Instructor in French I Four hundred forty-live ■p Fotir hundred forty six •EPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY COLONEL WIRT ROBINSON, Trofessor Major EDWARD C. ROSE Infantry Assistant Professor Major ROBERT M. PERKINS Coast Artillery Corps Instructor Cai ' t. JOSEPH W. G. STEPHENS Infantry Instructor Capt. J. LAWTOX COLLINS Infantry Instructor First Lieut. WILLIAM O. REEDER Field Artillery Instructor First Lieut. ROBERT A. WILLARD Infantry Instructor First Lieut. HENRY P. GANTT Field Artillery Instructor First LiEit. PAUL W. GEORGE Co.AST Aktii,i.i:rv Corps Instructor Four hundred forty-seven Ucnlcnaiit. .lir Service (nj. =,) ;PT. of NAl URAL a„J EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY I-our liuiidrcd forty-eight t «Rn ' ..e fr EPARTMENT OF NATURAL ANJ EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY LIEUT. COLONEL CLIFTON C. CARTER, " Professor Major FRANK L. HOSKINS Coast Artillery Corps Assistant Professor Major ALBERT H. WARREN Coast Artillery Corps Instructor Capt. carl E. HOCKER Coast Artillery Corps Instructor Capt. EDWARD C. McGUIRE Cavalry Instructor Capt. ROBERT Cx. GUYER Corps of Engineers Instructor Capt. WILLIAM F. DAUGHERTY Field Artillery Instructor Capt. ALBERT C. SMITH Cavalry Instructor First Lieut. ISAAC H. RITCHIE Co. sT . rtillery Corps Instructor W . . IBWMBPiiri ' Four hundred forty-nine Abercrombie Fitch Co 464 Albany Ice Cream Co 496 Alexander. Andrew 478 Allien, Henry V., Co 498 Altman, B., Co 479 American Laundry Machinery Co 504 Ardin l- ' arms Dairy Co 472 Army ■ Xavy Journal 492 Association of Army Navy Stores 484 B Bailey, Banks Biddle Co 453 Baltimore, Maryland, Engraving Co 514 P.annerman, Francis. Sons 500 Bausch Lomb Optical Co 502 Behrer Company, Inc 480 Bethlehem Steel Company 493 Bierman Engraving Company 514 Bosch, A., Son, Inc 514 Brill Brothers 513 Brok-aw Brothers 480 Brooks Brothers 461 C Caldwell, J. E., Co 452 Canton Luggage Corporation 520 Charlotte Engraving Co 523 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 468 Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co 497 Cross, Mark, Company 489 Culver Military Academy 491 D Dietzgen, Eugene, Co 466 Dreka 465 Dubilier Condenser Radio Corp 520 Dudenhofen, Jrcob 506 DuPont DeNemours, E. I., Co., Inc 501 Durham-Duplex 494 Eaton. Crane Pike.... Eitingon-Schild Co., Inc. Elliot. Chas. H., The .487 .508 .460 Fatima 495 l- ' inchley 460 First National Bank of Highland Falls 499 Fleischl, Emil, Son 516 Fleischmann ' s Yeast 492 Gaunt. J. R, Son, Inc 502 Globe Rutger ' s Fire Insurance Co 516 Goldstein, F. S., Son 508 H Hays Gloves 471 Holt Manufacturing Co 480 1 lortsmami Uniform Co 503 Hotel Astor 473 I Inspiration Pictures, Inc. .466 Jenkins Brothers 496 K Keith-Albec Circuit 515 Kohnstamm Co 488 Krementz 462 Larter Sons 457 Larus Bros. Co., Inc 4fi5 Lido Venice Club 510 L ' lrillard ' s Murads 492 Lucky Bag. The 522 l.uxcnbcrg • Bros 488 McEnany Scott. Metric Shirt Co. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Metz, H. A., Co., Inc. Meyer. N. S., Inc. Moore Printing Co 478 Motion Picture Prod. Dist. of . merica 505 Moto-Meter Co., Inc 512 N National Carbon Co 486 New York Baseball Club 517 Peal Co 481 Pettit Reed 502 linter. The 506 Prudential Insurance Co. of America 519 Q Queen City Printing Company Artists - Engravers - Printers Radio Corporation of America 477 Reed ' s. Jacob, Sons... Rice Duval Inc 470 Ridal)ok Co 506 ers Peet Company 465 Rogers, Chas. P., Co., Inc 470 Ruppert, Jacob 500 Saint John ' s Manlius School 491 San Diego Army Navy Academy 512 Schoonmaker, John, Son 488 Schrader 521 Shipman ' s, Asa L., Sons 500 Sigmund Eisner Co 508 Simon, Julius, Inc 470 Southern Hotel. The 490 Spalding, A. G., Bros 464 Sperry Gyroscope Co., The 512 Starin Bros, and Pellegrini 458-459 Standard Oil Co 475 Staunton Military Academy 491 Stetson Shops, Inc 467 Sticff Company 507 Strook, S., Co., Inc 504 Sudbury, E. B., Co 462 T Taylor, Alex, Co 487 Teitzel-Jones-Dehner 466 Thompson, R. E., Mfg. Co 509 Tiffany Co 451 U University Insignia Corp Waldrow Carroll 476 Wallach Brothers 454-455 Wallen, George S., Co 502 Wanamaker, John 511 Washburn-Crosby Co 462 West Point Hotel 465 Whalley-Ford, Lt ' d 483 White Studio 485 Whitman, S. F 456 Whittemore Bros 470 Worumbo Co 474 Wright, E. A., Co 4» Young ' s Hats m I ' our liuiKticd fifty r • Quality- Ever Foremost M iL I (,)uiRii:s RixKiNT- Prompt Attention Fifth Avenue 37 -Street New York Four hundred fifty-one PFest T oinl Stands for ' •T)uty y£)nor Qountry ' HE principles of sentiment and of conduct embodied in these three words have been exemplified in the lives and deaths of every one of her sons for more than a century. " For nearly a century the principles of honor, quality and service, applied to this store, have made of it a thing apart, have engendered in the minds and conduct of every member of the organization a sense of personal accountaliility to patrons which is unique. J. E. Caldwell Co yewe ry -:- Silver Statio7iery JVatches PIIILADELPHL , PENNSYLVANIA Voxir hundred fifty-two tt i?i8- 22 Chestnut Street Philadelphia The Leading Military and Naval Jeivelers of America ThU Company has been appointed Official Jewelers to the following : Society of Cincinnati Society of Sons of the Revolution General Society of War of 1812 Aztec Club of 1847 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States Naval Order of the United States Society Army of the Potomac Society Army of the Cumberland Order of Indian Wars of the United States Society Veterans of the Indian Wars Naval and Military Order of the Spanish- American War Society Army of Santiago de Cuba Army of Philippines Society of the Porto Rican Expedition Military Order of the Dragon Military Order of the Carabao The Society of Manila Bay Military Order of Moro Campaigns Order of the White Crane Order of the Founders and Patriots of America Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors Society of Colonial Wars (miniature) Order of Runnemede (Magna Charta) The Veteran Corps of Artillery of New York (The Military Society of the War of 1812) The Order of Oglethorpe Order of the Secret Pact Order of Pulaski New York Society of Military and Naval Officers of the World War Medal of Honor National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Society of Daughters of the Cincinnati Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars Order of the Crown Colonial Society of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania German Society Medal Commemorative of the Centennial Anniversary, 7th Regiment National Guard, State of New York. Centennial and Memorial Association of Valley Forge Jefferson Davis Monument Association Military Order of the Midnight Sun Order of Washington Order of St. George of the Holy Roman Empire United States Military Academy 14 of the 18 Graduating Classes. United States Naval Academy 13 of the 20 Gradv.ating Classes. Union Society of the Civil War Descendants of Signers National Society of Patriotic Women of America Navy League of the United States Military Order of the Serpent Society of the Ark and the Dove Society of Americans of Royal Descent The Huguenot Society of America The Daughters of Holland Dames Military Order of the Orient Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America Annapolis Branch, Maryland Avenue and State Circle Four hundred Hfly-llirce cmxxxrroxoxt.-o ' : We re giving Fifth Avenue just what it demands in fine clothes T ' HE instant popularity of the new Wallach store, opposite the Public Library, wasn ' t just chance The " Avenue ' -- New York ' s most exacting style center the world ' s style focal point, found what it wanted at the new store flawless style, fine quality, good values The response was gratifying but not unexpected; we knew the fine clothes we have in our five stores would please Fifth Avenue You ' re cordially invited to visit us when you come to New York WALLACH BROTHERS FOUR OTHER STORES Broadway below Chambers Broadway cor. 29th 246-248 W. 125th Third Ave. cor. 122d four hundred fifty-four r i k.) WALLACH BROTHERS FIFTH AVENUE STORE OPPOSITE THE PUBLIC LIBRARY zxJT-rr-Tj tr-i ;-rr-; r? " ; t f ; rrx-rYT-rr j . ' i y ; t ■ r r-r-rY-? t -s rsil 1 ' t.rjtj v t i rrr r a " T i " x rx " Four hundred fifty-five l- ' onr hundred fifly-six A man from the " Point " should be as careful in selecting his dress jewelry as he is in selecting his uniform LARTER DRESS JEWELRY AT ALL LEADING JEWELERS HABERDASHERS I The action ofLarter Studs is automat- ic, certain, and dependable. A spring withm the tube accounts for their su- periority. The ■vest buttons are flexible, easy to operate and assume a correct position always. Larter Links have a loose bar connection, which holds the cuff in proper position. LARTER SONS 15 MAIDEN LANE NEW YORK Four hundred fifty-seven A CADET Needs Civilian Clothes when on leave. He wants them distinctive and of a lasting quality, of conserva- tive good taste, and in keeping with the young men ' s styles. The popularity of Starin Bros. Pellegrini clothes with West Pointers and College Men has proven to be of such quality. Self measurement blank and samples upon request. . i{rth£U nil Chapel Street New Haven, Conn. Park Ave. Hotel New York City I I ' our hundred Hfty-eighi Four hundred fifty-nine ATTENTION ATTENTION IS INVITED TO THE ENLARGED FACILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW FINCHLEY ESTABLISHMENT IN FIFTH A VENUE. CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES, DEVELOPED EX- PRESSLY FOR COLLEGE MEN, HAVE BEEN ARRANGED IN LARGE AND UNCOMMON A SSOR T- MENTS ON A FLOOR GIVEN OVER TO COLLEGE SERVICE. HzArs r sHoes H A B S ' Tip SH £%Y Fifth Avenue at 46th St. NEW YORK — rt SCHOOL CATALOGUES AND ILLUSTRATIONS DANCE PROGRAMS AND INVITATIONS LEATHER DANCE FAVORS AND COVERS FRATERNITY AND CLASS STATIONERY The CHAS, H. ELLIOTT CO. The J iU-gest (College E ' rigra-ving House in the World Commencement Invitations, Class Day Programs, Class Pins and Rings Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue PHILADELPHIA WEDDING INVITATIONS CALLING CARDS, MENUS FRATERNITY AND CLASS INSERTS FOR ANNUALS Four hundred sixty ESTABLISHED 1818 wtttlfrnfti ' Mxrnt0l|itig mccii MADISON AVTNUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK BROOKS BROTHERS ' Building Telephone Murray Hill 8800 ONLY A STEP FROM Grand Central Subway and many leading Hotels Uniforms for Officers of the United States Army Agents in the United States for the " WOODROW " CAP and Messrs. Peal Co. ' s " SAM BROWNE " BELT Se ii for T)esci-iptivt ' (Circular BOSTON PALM BEACH NEWPORT little: BUILDING P L A Z A B U I L D I N G AUDRAIN BUILDING TnCMONT COR. BOVLSTON COUNTT R0«0 220 BCLLCVUC AVENUF Four hundred sixty-one GDLD . MEDALl FLDUR; Why -j m Not Now? Like friendships which endure, so it often is in business — MUTUAL CONFIDENCE MUTUAL APPRECIATION MUTUAL DEPENDANCE We are gratified that West Point uses only Gold Medal for its entire flour supply WASHBURN-CROSBY COMPANY 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 E. B. Sudburg (b. _ MANUFACTURERS 543 Bro dwa NevrYork,NY. Four luindrcd sixty-two The | ' Metropolitan Toiver New York i m To the Class of 1925— WE offer you our hearty congratulations. May your memorable years at West Point mark the beginning of a long and brilliant career! For those of you who have insured with the Metro- politan, we can do more than wish success — we pledge our service. Our representative, James Reynolds, has done his best to serve you at West Point; our twenty- one thousand representatives in the field will do their best to serve you wherever you may go. All that the Metropolitan is — all that it has — belongs to its policyholders, and so belongs to you. Its men are your men, and every one of them echoes our wish for your success. METROPOUTAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY NEW YORK 105 NASSAU ST., N. Y., 523 FIFTH AVE. dbcrcrombie Fitch Co EZRA H. FITCH, President MADISON AVE. and 45TH ST. NEW YORK 1 Greatest Sjuirting Goods Store In the World I WEST POINT HOTEL AMERICAN PLAN ' The Only Hotel on the Ti servation ' OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR If RITE FOR PARTICULARS When you want to step back into civilian clothes — Step into any one of our stores and tell us what you want, and how much you want to pay. Our ample stocks will fit any figure — yours and your bank accounts. Everything men wear. Mail Order Shopping Service If you want to lerite in. RoGKRs Peet Company liroadway at Liberty Broadway at Warren Broadway at 13th St. ' F ( on ' venUnt Corncrr N IC W York C I t y Herald Sq. at 3Sth St. Fifth Ave. at 41st St. I ' EDGEWORT SMOKING TOBACCO " THE FELLOW WHO SAYS HE HAS SMOKED EDGEWORTH FOR TWENTY YEARS ISN ' T ANY MORE LOYAL THAN THE REST OF US. HE ONLY STARTED SOONER. " A size Jor every purpose. LARUS BRO. CO., Inc. Richmond, Va., U. S. DREM Fifie Stationers 1121 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHL ' Designers of CLASS CRESTS FINE STATIONERY VISITING CARDS Engraved on Imported Parchment is the latest style. DANCE PROGRAMMES and FAVORS CHRISTMAS CARDS Tlie Dreka Company has had the honor of furnishing the Cadets at West Point for over 50 years. Four hundred sixly-fivc CTEITZEL-MADE BOOTS - BELTS - PUTTS SIQNIFIES— QUALITI]— SERUICE— DISTINCTION THE qfEITZEL ' -JONES-DEHNER BOOT CO. lUlCHlTA U. S. A. DIETZGEN Transits and Levels embody design and construction that are recognized as being the best by the engineering profession. SEE OUR CATALOG for cuts and speci- fications which prove why our Surveying Instruments are accepted as the STANDARD. Also fully describes and illuslratcs our complete line of Field and Office supplies for the engineer. EUGENE DIETZGEN CO. Right goods at right prices continuously since Year 1885 Branches: Chicago New York Vew Orleans Pittsburgh San Frfiicisco Philadelphia Washii Factory: Chicago, lUiooif RICHARD BARTHELMESS Wishes to Thank The Officers and Cadet Corps of West Point for their co-operation in the making of (,i classmat; 99 " Classmates, " based upon the successful stage play by William de Mille and Margaret Turnbull. is now playing the motion picture theaters of America, distributed bv First National Pictures. Inspiration Pictures, Inc. 565 Fifth Avenue Ne v York Four hundred sixty-six Four hundred sixty-seven CHARLOTTESVILLE OOLEN MILI CHARLOTIESVILLE, VA. ' Canufactii7-ers of H ' tgh-Qradc UNIFORM cloth; In Sky and Dark Blue Shades for Army, Navy and other Uniform Purposes and the LARGEST ASSORTMENT and BEST QUALITY CADET GRAYS Including those used at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and other leading Military Schools of the country Four hundred sixty-eight Four hundred sixty-nine I ' - Since 1855 MANUFACTURERS OF METAL BEDS BEDDING and UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE OF QUALITY CHARLES P. ROGERS COMPANY, INC. 16 EAST 33rd St.. NEW YORK „„. a- . rt f Manufacturers of SHIRTS aU PAJAMAS for Military Academies and Schools JULIUS SIMON INCORPORATED NEW YORK, N. Y. orQ ' s Shoe Polishes A.RE: SUPERIOR Whittemore ' s Black Special Cadet Dressing has never been excelled. Whitemore also makes for all kinds of footwear, liquid and paste dressings renowned throughout the world for their excellence. There has never been a shoe made that Whittemore could not shine or clean. WHITTEMORE BROS. BOSTON, MASS. RICE DUVAL INCORPORATED Tailors and Importers Makers of Fine Army Uniforms and Fashionable Civilian Dress 509 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y. Branch Office: 14th and F Sts , N. W. Washington, D. C. Vour hundred seventy a AL IT is eniineiuly tittiuj;, that uf all gloves, Hays Superseam Buck- skin should be selected as the standard handwear for officers and cadets of the United States Army. This is the reward of conscientious effort to produce that glove which reflects not only those desirable qualities of trimness, masculine style and character, but a full measure of genuine comfort and endurance. Better stores in leading cities, as well as post exchanges, feature Hays custom-made gloves of personality in suitable leathers for every occasion. Urns Gloves Four hundred seventy-one R emeraJber Thi IS " AT some future time, you may be ■ consider ing MILK. In co-operation with the BOARD OF HEALTH and in accordance with modern ideas of CLEAN FOOD, we have sub- mitted all employees of this Company who handle milk in any way to the stand- ard health tests. We have told you before that w e have eliminated tuberculosis from our cattle. We now tell you that No Diseased Person is handling your milk. Pour hundred scvcnty-tivo h . four hundred seventv-threc i86s 1925 UNIFORM CLOTHS Finest !: iality Only for 60 Tears " Dress ( lot is, Clastique, Olive " Drab, Sky " Tilue, Overcoatings, " Doeskin, etc. [ ' adet Qray, A(avy " Blue, etc. Iso High-Qrade Qvilian Overcoatings Our Uniform fabrics may be obtained at local Tost E ' xchaiiges WORUMBO COMPANY 334 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y. Four hundred seventy-four SDCDNY Follows the Flai At home or abroad, wherever you see the familiar name - " and seal of Socony, you recognize at once the symbol of quality and service. Whether it be aviation naphtha or fuel oil, whether kerosene or the various lubricating oils and greases, Socony is the brand name for the best that can be made, and with quality goes a service that is everywhere alert and courteous. Among the more important petroleum products marketed under the name Socony are the following: Motor Gasoline Aviation Naphtha Motor Oils Kerosene Lubricating Oils and Greases Fuel Oil STANDARD OIL GO. OF NEW YORK 26 Broadway Four hiindrea scvcnty-fivc LEATHER LEGGINGS MADE IN ALL STYLES AND OF VARIOUS KINDS OF LEATHER »: T ' igskiji, Qordova?i Qalfskin Qowhide Etc. OUR LEGGINGS ARE UNEXCELLED IN QUALITY AND DURABILITY The Spring and Laced Style Leggings are used extensively by Military Officers for dress purposes. They are attractive and comfortable (§am " Browne " Belts to y fCeasure Special T ' rices Rioted to " Military zA cadem ies WALDRON CARROLL zJhQi infdctiirers 502 West 45th Street New York, N. Y. Four hundred seventy-six RAD I OLA X HE " distance fan " is now a listener h The thrill of radio is no longer in Radiola X — the famous Regenoflex cir- cuit, in a rich mahogany fin- ished cabinet, with a built-in loudspeaker, and space for the batteries. With 4 Radio- trons WD-11. Complete ex- cept batteries and antenna $245 i etting fifty stations in a night, for radio has conquered distance, and turns now to music. Music from far stations — music from near stations — clear and true! No longer will horn sounds, noises, thinned and flattened tones pass for music because they come from far away. In the Radiola X, each thread of sound reaches your room as it was played or sung — in full richness. Speech is clear, voices are real. The engineers have kept pace with the broad- casters — have improved reception to meet an ever-widening world of fun. With the sim- plicity, the beauty, and the tone quality of Radiola X, the home becomes a fascinating corner in a world of new interests and new pleasures — for everybody. ' eres a Radiola for every purse Radio Corporation of America Sales Ojfices: 233 Broadway, New York 10 So. La Salle St.. Chicago, III. 28 Geary St., San Francisco , Cal. Radiola Radiola Regenoflex — sensitive, ciear-toned, non -radi- ating. With 4 Radiotrons WD-11 and Radiola Loudspeaker. Space inside for the batteries. Entirely complete except batteries and an- tenna .... $191 Usss only dry batteries. This symbol of quality IS ymtr prolecnon Four hundred seventy-seven THE FINEST PRINTING PLANT IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY IQUIPPED with every resource for the finest technical performance of all kinds of printing work. An organization comprised of skilled j craftsmen, every man of which possesses mental vision and has for his inspiration the job upon w hich he is working. We have dedicated ourselves solely to the creating, planning and executing of advertising and regular business printing with quality as the first and paramount consideration. To interested executives we will be pleased to send specimens of our typog- raphy. The Pointer is a product of our plant. %ush Jobs -Make Us Smile r g(JWbORE ? RINTING ( OMPANY 48-51 THIRD STREET INXORPORATED TELEPHONE NEWBURGH, N. Y. SHOES 548 Jf ifti) abenue Jgeto gorb 4 5th St : Sixty-eight years service to the old families of Nevs ' York is the back- ground of this famous old store. Quality foremost — comfort as w ell — vyrith a style characteristically their own marks the shoes shown here. GOODS ARE SENT TO EVERY PART OF THE WORLD, CORRESPONDENCE INVITED Four hundred seventy-eight 1. Altetan $c (Ho. Interesting assortments oi Sports Outfits jror jyien, Women and. iViisses Smart Clothes loF goMing, motorings, riding and skating, as ivell as appropriate garments for travelingo 1 FunJks and Hand JL 11 g g a g e o Four hundred seventy-nine I I Plumbing Fixtures ' O BATH TUBS LAVATORIES SHOWERS WATER CLOSETS LAUNDRY TUBS SINKS BATH RCOM ACCESSORIES ETC. Pipe Black Steel Galvanized Brass Fittings Cast Iron Malleable Brass Valves Brass Iron BEHRER COMPANY, Inc. We endeavor at all times to carry a :omplete Id wide ly assorted stock ol s uppl es for Plu nbing. St an nfitti ng and kindred tr jd s. 77-81 Beekman Street New York, N. Y. 25 7 Burnet Street New Brunswick, N. J. ' ' CATERPlLLAR ' TRACTORS qUN MOUNTS MIUTARIJ UEHICLES THE HOLT MA " NUFACTUR11S1Q COMPANY, Inc. STOCKTON, CAL, YOUNG MEN )F THE COLLEGE; yOUNG men of the eastern col- leges are showing a decided preference for the smart easy ' Swing- ing styles so much in evidence at Newport and Southampton last summer. Complete assortments are available in the Brokaw selec- tion. $45 and upwards. Brokaw Brothers BnoADWAVAr Forty ' Second Street Founded i8s6 Four hundred eighty !t PEAL Co. 487 Oxford St.. LONDON, ENGLAND. MILITARY POLO HUNTING BOOTS SPUR S WHIPS CROPS PEAL ' S Representative visibs Principal Camps and • Cities • oFU.S.A everij Fall . Schec u e sent on reouest. Four hundred eiijhty-one l-our hundred c ' ujhty-two BRITISH FOOTIDEAR ENGLISH RIDING BOOTS for Officers Custom Made Extra High $35.00 Toney Red Dark Tan Cordovan Chestnut Brown Spurs, Chains, Straps and Accessories Catalogue upon request WHALLEY-FORD, Ltd LONDON McENANY SCOTT -Jlrm and V rcy UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT H ' njU Cradc Civilian Clothes K. T. McENANY l ' ' (ir 4, r;u " s niaiiasjicr C;i: ' et S ori ' , Wi-st I ' oint ROB.ERT SCOTT For 33 years cutter Cadet S ' ore. West Point II WEST 5r,tli STREET NEW YORK T E I. E 1 ' ii O X E . CIRCLE 2811 Four hundred eighty-three LIFE PICKS ITS FAVORITES OVER-NIGHT (Dedicated to the Class of 1925-U. S. M. A.) -s ORN to the Sword — You ' ve weathered the Test That West Point gives to All — And at Life ' s Door You stand with the Rest, To Battle to Win- or Fall! Gifts have You earned by Hardships true, Gifts that should serve You well If used aright, and bring Success In measure that Time will tell. Courage You have — You ' ll need It; now Far greater than e ' er before; Ambition, Strength, and Honor, too. Ere You pass Life ' s Wide Door. The Battle waxes always keen, And Thousands fail to pass; But You! O Men of Cadet Gray — Keep fighting till the last! And tho You struggle years and vears, And Life seems grim and cold, Remember that the Valiant die But once — as History told! Keep plugging! Fight with all Your Might, Q Men of Cadet Gray ! Life picks Its Favorites over-night — Success must come Your Way! WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS ASSOCIATION OH ARMY AND NAVY STORES. INC., 469 FIFTH AVENUE. NEW YORK CITV • ' cr r hundii-tl cnjhiy-four M ♦ MfeiiffififilfieffeiIfffllfififii| Lf m m m ' llt l lllll ' l V l ' l W m ESTABLISHED 1888 WHB) Photographers Equipped With Many Years Experience For Making Photographs of All Sorts Desirable For Illustrating College Annuals. Best Obtainable Artists, Workmanship, And The Capacity For Prompt And Unequalled Service 1546 Broadway, New York. SHIM Mnna rilliiillliiliMiHiiiiiiiiiiTTTTMiTMTTTTTmTTmmiiimmmnmrMmnnnmiiiiiiiiiiiiii i iiiiiiiiiMiiiii Miiii glllliiiBI Four hundred eighly-fi ' i EVEREADY Radio Batteries -they last longer EvEREADY Radio Batteries for every radio use Each one supremely economical and efficient for the use for which it is designed — each one made under the supervision of the world ' s greatest electro-chemical battery laboratory Eveready " B " Batteries There are Eveready Batteries for portable sets where small size and light weight are more important than long life. There are Eveready medium size bat- teries that come between the small and the standard size. There are Eveready large size " B " Batteries that afiford maxi- mum economy and reliability of service when used with aver- age one, two, three or four tube sets. And now there is a newer Eveready heavy duty, extra large size " B " Battery that gives similar economy to owners of BUY T H multi-tube heavy drain sets and power amplifiers. For maximum " B " Battery economy, buy Evereadys, choos- ing the large sizes (Nos. 766, 767, 772) for average home sets, and the heavy duty, extra large (No. 770) for multi-tube heavy drain receiving sets and power amplifiers. For portable sets choose the Eveready No. 764 medium size, unless space is very limited, in which case choose the Eveready No. 763 small size " B " Battery. Eveready " C " Battery Eveready makes a long-lasting EM FROM YOUR " C " Battery with terminals at 1 3 , 3 and 4j volts. May also be used as an " A " Battery in portable sets. Eveready " A " Batteries Eveready offers you " A " Bat- teries for all tubes, both storage and dry cell. For storage bat- tery tubes, use the Eveready Storage " A. " For dry cell tubes, use the Eveready Dry Cell Radio " A " Battery, espe- cially built for radio use only. Manufactured and guaranteed by NATIONAL CARBON CO., Inc. Headfjuarters for Radio Battery Information New ' ork San Francisco Canadian National Carbon Co., Limited, Toronto. Ont. DEALER Four Iniiuln;! rifjlity-six The Fiiuil Touch on a Perfect Uniform ROILED GOLD BUTTONS AND INSIGNIA Iiisii;iii.i. I ' lUton ami m. ' | ma.lr in .irniiitMl I ii Vc;ir Rolled Gold, Boxed in cipnil)inatinMs to suit every need and purse. Write for catalog. Rolled Gold looks better — wears better. iM.VDE ONLY I!V S. MEYER, Inc. INSIGNIA SPECIALISTS 4.1-45 East 19th St.. New York Look fur tlic Shielil Trailem.irk and .Name on Every ( he name o[ Eaton, Crane (Jf Pike Com- pany has stood for hne writing papers for many years. The names of their writing papers are known wherever line sta- tionery is used. Amonj Crane ' s Writing I ipers and Eaton ' s Highland Linen you will hnd the size and shape of sheet and envelope which best suits your needs. In them style is combined with quality and good taste in a manner which has found wide approval among people whose cor- respondence reflects their social position. Eaton, CRANE Pike Company NEW YORK. PITTSFIELD, MASS. four hiniilrcd r;iy i v-.vTT ' i ' i CLOTHES FOR THE COLLEGE MAN Sack Suits Cut in the conservative manner apjjroved by college men and tailored of appropriate woolens. $32.50 to $42.50 NAT LUXENBERG BROS. S4i BROADWAY, Cor. ijth St., NEW YORK ATLANTA, GA. 147 Peachtree Stree NEWARK, N. J. 863 Broad Str West Point Efficiency Is proverbial. Everything that science and research can contribute goes into the msJce-up of The United States Military Academy. And the nation is justly proud of the snappy, wide- awake atmosphere that surrounds West Point. Laundry Efficiency Also has its root in scientific understanding of the job to be performed. And it is only fitting that a modern institution should carry its up- to-dateness right into the humble laundry whence its spic-and-span aspect is derived. During the lifetime of the House of Kohn- stamm the laundry has developed from an idea to a national industry of tremendous importance. The fruit of our 75 years of experience is at the command of any laundry for the asking. H. KOHNSTAMM CO. INCORPORATED Established 1851— Leaders ever since NEW YORK CHICAGO 83-91 Park Place 11-13 E. Illinois St. 18 BRANCHES FACTORIES — BROOKLYN, N. Y., PAVONIA, N. J. Manufacturers of Scientific Laundry Materials ijimong the N zv features for (§ef )ice THE FOUNTAIN TEA ROOM Inaugurated at Schoonmaker ' s since " The Howitzer " of a year ago was published, is now a popular rendez-vous for West Pointers when visiting Newburgh. Light or more substantial Luncheons, Pastries, Cakes and various Delicacies — all prepared in our own kitchen — are served. The Ice Creams and Syrups used in our Soda Fountain specialties are likewise of our own make, assuring purity. Another feature of the Store, of especial interest to the ladies of the Post, is the new Beauty Shop. John Schoonmaker Son Poxir hundred eighty-eight Gloves Bridles Purses Wallets Bill Folds Portfolios Suit Cases Travelling Bags Tobacco Pouches m Spurs Trunks Saddles Leggings Card Cases Cigar Cases Toilet Cases Cigarette Cases Equestrian Goods The World ' s (Greatest Leather Stores Ccitalogue Mailed upon Request Mark Cross Company BOSTON 145 Tremont St. New York 404 Fifth Ave. 175 Broadway LONDON 89 Regent St. Ao K Wright Company 6 ' n(, RAVERS . ? R INTERS • TATIONE FOR COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS RS Specialists in Fraternity and School Stationery Dance Programs and Dance Favors Commencement Invitations School Catalogs Class Day Programs Diplomas Class Rings and Pins Wedding Invitations Business Stationery Bonds and Stock Certificates our fa CI LI ties ARE THE most MODERN. AND W€ OFFER you THE advantages that WE ENJOY THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF OUR FIFTY-TWO YEARS ' RIGOROUS MAINTENANCE OF A PEERLESS STANDARD S.ALESROOMS, OFFICES AND F.ACTORY BROAD AND HUNTINGDON STREETS ' Philadelphia Four hundred cighfy-nine Army and Niivy Htiidquartrrs A TRADITION TO UPHOLD rz Ills on the site on which i ' liMitaiu luD of Colonial WiisliinRton and his staff M- i.f tile best known hos- ( ' ' ■uutry and rem:iiiiO(i a todute fov the times audi ofCamdltoii. the last Mil Declaration of Independe was destroyed in the great Baltimore lixe of 1904. The SOUTHERN HOTEL BALTIMORE, MD. 1 HE comfort, the character, the hospi- tality of the Old South in Maryland ' s newest, largest, niosl modern hotel. Private dining-rooms furnished with Imniedike at tract iveness —unexcelled service in every department and delicious funds fur which Baltimore is famous. The linest liallniiim in the South. In llie summer our guests loiter on the cool. o])en-air root garden — iourteen stories high — and enjoy the fascinating panorama of the City and the Harbor — dining and dancing where it is cool and ci iinfortable. Vour hundred iiiiwlv i Mill il Designated as an Honor School by the War Depart- ment annually for twenty- one consecutive years, beginning with the establish- ment of the classification in 1904. WILLIAM VERBECK. President. 84 miles from Chicago On Lake Maxinkuckee CL ' L ' ER has achieved success in utilizing military training in conjunction with education to develop a well-rounded type of young American manhood. Culver is distinctly an American School, progressive, up-to-date, iK-autifully equipped and exemplifying in its atmospherj and methods our finest .American traditions. Its gr: d- uates are to be found among the aggressive, efficient men in our leading colleges. In war and in peace the . limini of the institution have given convincing testimony to the soundness of Culver ' s methods. K. (1. T. C. units in the Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery are maintained. The student btidy lias a record of practically one hundred per cent participation in voluntary athletics, the equip- ment for which includes a recreation building, swimming pool and gymnasium which are unitiue among structures of this kind in .Xmerica : also a golf course, numerous athletic field and i tlier unusual and complete facilities. For illtislratcd litfinliirc address The Vice-president ' s Office Culver, Indiana Staunton Military Academy Kable Station, Staunton, Va. NE of the most distinguished 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 Virginia; first in the South; First in the hearts of ten thousand boys IVho have gone through her portals. Four hundred iiiiu-lv-oiu- M u rX b THE TURKISH CIGARETTE The natural, mild and delightful aroma of pure Turkish Tobacco makes MURAD the world ' s best cigarette for smokers who prefer quality to quantity. MILD— SMOOTH— FRAGRANT HEALTH AND YOUR SUCCESS Constant activity and long hours of hard physical and mental work demand llie maximum of health if you are to be a success. Fleischmann ' s Yeast does away with constipation and its deadly effects; clears the skin; aids digestion; and builds hardy strength. Make the most of your opporUinitics — eat Fleischmann ' s Yeast. Fleischmann ' ' s Yeast V: A T At all grocer ' s ' - O 3 CAKES A DAY The Army and Navy Journal 383 Madison Ave. New York For 6 1 Years " TItc Mewspaper of the Services " THE ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL advocates every cause serving to promote the welfare and improvement of the Regular Army, the National Guard and the Reserve forces. It is universally acknowledged by military and naval authorities, the general public and the press, to be the leading publication of its kind in the United States. Editor — Brig. Gen. Henry J. Reilly, O. R. C, Class ' 04, U. S. M. A. Published Weekly $6.00 a Year Two Years, $9.00 hundred ninety-two Four hundred ninety-three SERVICE SETS Here you are, men. Snappy looking, compact, practical Durham Duplex outfits that you ' ll be proud of for many years to come. Hard knocks canH wear ' em down. Wetting won ' t affect them in the least. They ' ' re the finest that money can buy today. YOUR CHOICE OF " SAFETY " OR LONG HANDLE " SAFE RAZOR " INCLUDING TWO 50c PACKAGES OF BLADES $1-50 complete complete mnsf uss %eBlades ' Men Swear By ' •not Jt I ' onr hunilrcd nincly-four i ' A j i 1 i t-i ' 4 hz 1 ; f ' ' -_ Four hundred ninety-five I ' RESIDKVT OF H. A. Metz Co., Inc. H. A. Metz Laboratories, Inc. Consolidated Color Chemical Company Aloaiiy ice Lyream CREAM 0 CREAMS All ice Cri any ice Vyreani ALBANY, N. Y. c Four hundred ninety-six Fig. 370, screwed. Jenkins Standard IJionze Gate Valve. Those who seek efficiency in the operation of a power plant, and efficiency in the function of a heating system and plumbing, find depend- able aid in Jenkins Valves — each is made for the max- imum service, not merely for the average. The fact that Jenkins Bros, have been making valves since 1 864 takes on a real meaning when one considers the position of Jenkins Valves today. More w idely used than ever, they are the standard specification of architects, engineers, and other valve buyers, who know that it pays to buy a good valve, first. Valves in bronze, iron and steel for practically every requirement. JENKINS BROS. EO White Street New York. N. Y. 524 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Mass. 133 N. Seventh St. ... Philadelphia. Pa. 646 Washington Boul ' d ... Chicago, 111. JENKINS BROS.. LIMITED Montreal. Canada London. England Fig. 142. flanged. Tenkins Standard ' ir.in Body Globe ;ilvc. Send for UoohU ' ls Ucscrij ' live of Jenkins Valves in buildings of z ' arious types. I If! f i 3 •es Four hundred ninety-seven Henry Vo Allien Co. Successors to Horstmann Bros, i Allien 227 Lexington Ave., near 34th St. NEW YORK CITY Makers of KKUY EQUIPMENTS " Tluu Have Stood the Test Since iSjf i -O t ' i I ' our hundred ninety-eight ■ — — " .— f i 6 OMETHING IN RESERVE " — in active service — in drilling — in sporting contests — in friendship — in facing life at every angle OMETHING IN RESERVE ' has saved many a campaign and many a man. The " reserve force " has turned the strong-flowing tide — stopped forces that seemed overwhelming — toppled agencies that bred despair — won victory and fortune when all seemed lost. Men of West Point, whether of years past or of ' 25, have learned the value of a reserve — in money just as well as in strength, in supplies, in force of any kind. We are proud that The First National Bank has been selected by so many Army officers to serve them in money matters. They have counted this strong, friendly Bank as a safeguarder of their financial reserve since their first days at " the Point. " We- offer convenient location, co-operation and ability to handle banking matters by mail with all the exactness and dispatch such transactions demand when clients are away. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPOSITARY Where StrciK tli and friendly Helpfulness Combine for Our Cnstoniers ' Advancement Four hundred ninety-nine NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKER METROPOLITAN RUPPINER BEVERAGES IN BOTTLES AND ON DRAUGHT S0I4 Everywhere Fh ' c hundred [ Five hundred one PETTIT f REED ESTABLISHED 18)6 WHOLESALE DEALERS Buttei Eggs and Cheese TELEPHONE CONNECTION NOS. 38 ( 40 NORTH MOORE ST. NEW YORK GEORGE S. WALLEN ..ling Gr ALFRED F. HAENLEIN S I 178 GEORGE S. WALLEN ' CO. IMPORTERS AND ROASTERS OF Coff ee 89 WATER STREET NEW YORK CITY Sole Purveyors of Coffee to Cadet and Army Mess m ' Don ' t Fire ' Til You See the Whites of Their Eyes " TRADITION as- serts that the group of " rustics " comprising the American Army at Bunker Hill were ordered to hold their fire until they could see the whites of their enemies ' eyes. Ef- fective firing was in this way made possible. American troops have always been noted for their expert marksman- ship. No small part of this is due to their optical equipment, most of which has for years been made by the Bausch Lomb Optical Co. BAUSCH LOMB OPTICAL CO. ROCHESTER, N. Y. Insignia, Buttons and Trimmings of the Better Class English Silver ' ware Crested Novelties, Gifts J. R. GAUNT m SON, Inc. 52 West 46th Street New York City Contractors to U. S. and Foreign Governments Contractors by appointment to H. M. KING GEORGE V. MONTRE.- L, LONDON. BIRMINGHAM, MELBOURNE KST.vni.isiiivi) - ' 00 ■|•■.. !S . ' vc hundred Iwo NEW YORK 440 4th Ave.. Cor. 30th Street II ANNAPOLIS, MD. 74 Maryland Avenue THE HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY PHILADELPHIA 6th and Cherry Streets Army Officers Unijorms and Equipments NOTE — We handle all the up-to-date fabrics, among which are No. 250 serge, No. 5U0 Elastic, Barathea, dark Imported Whipcord and Gaberdine; also imported light Bedford Cord and Cavalry Twill for breeches. 1 Five hundred three 1 lie AmneFican LaiiiiKclFy iVlLacliiiieFy l ompany 1 4 JFest J7 4 Street New York City iiBLOOCR 3k ' loof " - " 7i ' w 7 " V ' " I MELS Hair Cloth t Fabrics specially designed for polo coats and the smartest in sports apparel S. STROOCK CO., Inc. Newburgh-on- Hudson NEW YORK five hundred four WEST POINTERS MAKE HISTORY MOTION PICTURES RECORD IT h II WHEREVER the young officers from the U. S. Military Academy may go and no matter how remote their posts — on missions of war or of peace — they will find the American motion picture, chronicling their actions and entertaining them in their hours of leisure. The personalities and performances of the United States Army are now picturized in permanent form for the admiration of generations to come. We are proud to have made this lasting record of a great organization. We are glad, likewise, to assure Army men and their families of a continuing supply of the very best photo- plays for entertainment purposes. MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, Inc. I i I WILL H. HAYS, Preshieut Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. Famous Players-Lasky Corp. First National Pictures, Inc. Fox Film Corporation Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Producers Distributing Corp. Ritz-Carlton Pictures, inc. Universal Pictures Corp. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Eastman Kodak Company Bray Productions, inc. Buster Keaton Productions Christie Film Company Distinctive Pictures Corp. D. W. Griffith, Inc. Kenma Corporation Principal Pictures Corp. Hal E. Roach Studios Joseph M. Schenck Productions, Inc. Talmadge Producing Corp. Kinogram Producing Corp. Five hundred Ave 1 I ' he Highest Gidilc of L iiifoniis and f tjpiipnicnts Since iS J MEMBER OF Illustration and samples of cloths on application RIDABOCK CO. 1 49- 1 ;i West 36th St. New York, N. Y- J acolb jUiicLeniioleii Military Bootmaker Boots Trees Crops POST EXCHANGE FORT MEYKR, VIRGINIA Published every two weeks by the Corps THE ACADEMY THE SERVICE •lAND THE PUBLIC A combination humorous, literary, sports, service and news publication Subscription $3.00 a year Send your ehfik to THE POINTER WEST POINT, N. Y. ADVERTISING RATES SENT UPON REQUEST -O f)... I I I Hi rk ' C liitndred six Five hundred seven ElTINGON-SCHILD COMPANY, Inc. NEW YORK Jnir Cerchants BRANCHES: LONDON PARIS LEIPZIG ST. LOUIS, MO. MONTREAL, CAN. METRIC SHIRTS ARE MADE FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE FINE THINGS METRIC SHIRT CO New York Office no E. 42nd St. Factories Paterson, N. J. UNIFORMS R. O. T. C. U. S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Officers and Enlisted Men SIGMUND EISNER COMPANY RED BANK, NEW JERSEY New York Showrooms 1 26 5th Ave. o F. S. GOLDSTEIN SON BROADWAY - NEWBURGH, NEW YORK A collegiate store — just near enough to " The Point " to render " the boys " an unusual service. MANHATTAN SHIRTS CRAWFORD SHOES CROFUT-KNAPP HATS A. B. KIRSCHBAUM CLOTHES CHARACTER (ROCHESTER) CLOTHES WELLINGTON COLLEGE CLOTHES LUGGAGE INTERWOVEN HOSE 6._„„ The Home of Good Clothes Established 189 5 Telephone Orders Delivered Daily J 4j I III Pk ' c liimdicd eicjhi Il ' Experience is the V ital Factor in Excellence CHOCDPHOn RHDIO T " ' HE Thompson Organi- zation is unique among rad io manufacturers in having a background of 15 years ex- :: IJEiitRoDfJli J This wide experience, now available in the Thompson apparatus, means Receivers and Speakers that embody perience in designing, developing and the latest and best practice in Radio manufacturing intricate and delicate radio apparatus for the armies, navies and commercial institutions of the world. During this time its research labora- tories have perfected developments which have contributed largely to the advancement of the radio industry. Engineering. A critical investigation of each model will disclose outstanding features of genuine excellence — in artistic appearance, naturalness of tone, simplicity of operation. Thompson Receiving sets range in price from $125 to $180. TheThompson Speaker is now$28. Write fur aitractwe literature and luime of Thov pson dealer near you. R. E. THOMPSON MANUFACTURING CO. 30 CHURCH STREET NEW YORK, N. Y. CONCERT GRAND W sPF iivii! y GRANDETTE Five hundred nine The LIDO VENICE CLUB T)elightful Atmosphere Unexcelled ( uisiiie ' H nde-zvoHs of the Clite 5 5 East 53rd Street NEW YORK Telephone Plaza 74 HALF THE BATTLE— Is to Get the Right Kind. You can get many kinds of rubber heels — but if you want real comfort in walking, you ' ll say: " O ' SuUivan ' s. " Then you ' ll have springy heels that make every step bouyant. And they last! Ordinary heels — rubber or leather — wear down quickly. " O ' SuUivan ' s " are built to withstand time and shock. SAY " O ' SULLIVAN-S " NEXT TIME! THEN NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE! Five hundred ten From the Founder ' s Writings ' ■ ' ■Thou, too, sail on, O ship of State! Sail on, O union, Strong and great! " These lines of Longfellow ' s poem in the " Building of the Ship " are worthy of timely mention. Read the whole poem clos- ins:;; with : " Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears. Our faith triumphant o ' er our fears, " etc. and let young Americans learn the poem by heart that it may he often repeated in their gatherings. " It has a wonderful spirit in it to stir all who hear it. ' ' so said one of our great states- men, whose face was wet with tears when he heard it recited for the first time. Let us do everything to cul- ti ate greater Americanism. I Signed) l: Five hundred eleven 1 ' il GYRO-PILOTS GYRO-COMPASSES GYRO SHIP STABILIZERS NAVIGATIONAL INSTRUMENTS GUN FIRE CONTROL APPARATUS NAVAL, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL SEARCHLIGHTS The Sperry Gyroscope Company LONDON NEW YORK TOKYO 15 Victoria Street Manhattan Bridge Plaza Brooklyn Mitsui Build SPERRY ) FOR BETTER NAVIGATION SAN DIEGO ARMY AND NAVY ACADEMY Located on Bay and Ocean at Pacific Beach, a Delight- ful Suburb of Sunny San Diego, California. First private school on Pacific Coast to secure West Point accrediting under G. O. 19, W. D. Wash.. April 7, 1915. Fully accredited by U. S. Bureau of Education. It enjoys the University of California ' s highest scholastic rating — " Division A. " Its thorough military training and discipline have won praise of officers in every branch of Government Service. It has con- sistently emphasized Christian character training. For illustrated Year Book, address COL. THOS. A. DAVIS, Pres., Pacific Beach, California I The driver w ho depends on instinct to detect engine over-heating before it arrives, pays expensive repair bills. One such bill is more than the cost of a Boyce Moto- Meter. " Your Car Deserves One " The Moto-Meter Company, Inc. LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK Maiiufacliiren of Industrial Thermometers and ISoyce Moto-Meters exclusively Five hundred twelve The New Two-Gun Topcoat " Hands Up! " to the Laird! — made of long yarn wool makes short shift with the weather ! — serene in rain or shine — took three continents to produce — grown in Australia woven in Caledonia — tailored in Columbia — a box-back model, every inch of it a tribute to the genius for putting charaaer in clothes ! SPORT SUITS • EVENING CLOTHES BUSINESS SUITS CLOTHES READY! O -WEAR Broadway at 49th Street New York City Five hundred llnrlccn BALTIMORE MAINLAND ENGRAVING Falconer Bldg. Baltimore-.Md. T7, 3 elp y Cake Tour Glass ' 1 union % orth While T ont zMiss It Tourself rive lumdred fourteen Amusement Leaders World E.F.ALBEE V ] -= A.PAUL K.EITH FOUNDERS OF THE KEITMBEE VAUDEVLU CIRCUIT Five hundred fifteen Telephone Melrose 0210-0213 NEW YORK 514 Westchester Avenue Receivers and Distrilnitors of Putter, Cfjeesie anb €gg£ E. C. JAMESON. Pres. LYMAN CANDEE. VICE-PRES. W H. PAULISON, VICE-F J. H. MULVEHILL. V. P. and Sec y W. L. LINDSAY. SEC Y J. D. LESTER. VicEPres. A. H. WITTHOHN. SEC Y M. J. VOLKMANN. LOC. SEC Y G. C. OWENS. Ass T SEC lobe anb l utgersi Jfire insurance Company 111 WILLIAM STREET NEW YORK Assets Dec. 31st, 1924, Surplus to Policyholders, $60,654,703.06 23,310,623.92 LUi-UC K J t O! flULL kL i ' lCUL- . Clv ; .a-cA yo uAjt T z ad Ji_- z vn£( I I I I -O V BIEIiMANENG ' R.AVING ' CO. ■ DE-SlGNtliS ■ AtTIf-TS tNGCAVtC5 ■ C0» CHUBCH C 4tk STS CHAfilOTTt. NC. Vive hundred sixteen ' I Five hundred seventeen PHONE 137 PHONE 20 West Point Taxi Service Five- and Seven-passenger Touring Cars By the Hour, Day or Month Cars and Buses Meet Trains, Boats and Ferry GARAGE HUDSON AND ESSEX SERVICE A. BOSCH SON, Inc West Point, N. Y. Five hundred eighteen Five hundred nineteen DUBILIER CONDENSERS are used in l)ractically e ' erv radio installation of the United States Army and Navy. They an- tlie con- densers that have been tried by time and found thoroughly dependable. Dubilier is manufacturing the very smallest con- densers for portable receiving sets, and units up to 30,000 KVA for the largest high-powered trans- mitting installations. As new condenser problems arise, the l)ubilier research laboratories will find new and efticient ways to meet them. Dubilier CONDENSER AND RADIO CORPORATION Five hundred twenty Five hundred twenty-one jjBLaMiiyiiMiMiiyiiMijyByiiM The corps of CADETS and The staff of the HOWIT " on )oyage ' THE LUCKY BAG of NINETEEN-TWENTY-FIVE and THE REGIMENT OF MIDSHIPMEN rive hundred twenty-two Fk ' c liiiinlrcd tn ' cnty-three ■ ig23 " i ' wo to your ivork and be strongs hallinf! not in yonr nays. Mr ' rr halkinfn, the en l half iron. for an instant dole of praise. StantI to your tfork and he wise irrtain of snord and ] en. ) e ifho are neither ehililren nor f. hut men in a world itf men. " OLLEGE Annuals and School Catalogues to truly picture your institution require more than mechanical excellence in printing. Centrally located in North Carolina, with low operating costs and abundant native- born labor, there is a printing and publishing plant of exceptional excellence. Its personnel- — college men vho know and understand college publication work — in art and mechanical departments — has been trained to write, picture, and print with restrained appropriateness. No school or college booklet, or year book, is too small for our most thoughtful supervision, and we w ill gladly supply evidence of our successful handling of the largest contracts. c he QUEEN CITY PRINTING COMPANY Qharlotte D rth Qarolina ■ Producers of School Catalogues I College Annuals and High Clasi Commercial Printing J, I l f q ' J! -q ' n i,.:- ■ -- - ....- :■ ' I - 4 - ' .i ..:- - ; ' ' e:sr - =1ttryr z - Fkr hundred tu-cnty-jonr INDEX TO 1st CLASS BIOGRAPHIES Airan 98 Akerman . 46 Ashbiirn 46 B Babcock 135 Bailey 176 Baldwin 70 Barlow 84 Barnes 84 Barnett 85 Earth ' 134 Barton 85 Bartz 47 Beatty 124 Bell ' . 70 Bennett. J. H 124 I ' .ennett. W. G 34 BeriUa 58 liitjelow 47 Bird 28 Black, C. A 138 P.lack. J. W 86 Bliss 48 Bolduc 138 Boll 152 Boudrean 176 Bowers 164 r.owman 125 P.rahson 152 r.rackett 71 Bradford 153 Bradley 71 Bratton 86 IJrosnan 98 Browne 110 r.runer 58 r ryan 59 r.ryte 48 Burback 139 Burbank 139 Burns 153 Burton 49 C Cabell 110 Caldwell 27 Cannon 177 Carne Ill Cavelli Ill Cavenaugh 154 Chamberlain 140 Champlain 31 Channon 72 Clark, R. T 87 Clarke, B. C 34 Clay 140 Cleaves 154 Clcland 16+ Clinton 60 Cole, H. M 59 Conder 155 Coursey 125 Crandall, H. W 71 Cronibez 99 Crosland 60 D Damas 99 Daniel 61 Dansby 88 Dauijherty 177 Davis 165 Dawson 73 DeArmond 141 Decry 155 Dedravclines 112 Denniston 100 Denson 100 DePew 61 Deutermann 126 Dcvereaux 126 DeWees 73 Dickson 87 Dobak 88 Dowling 49 Dudley 112 Dulligan 165 Dunaway 50 Dunford 113 Dunn, 1 ' . E 156 Dunn, T. L 35 Dtitton 101 Ellinger 62 Enierson 178 Es])i)sito 74 Evans, I. K 89 F Farwick 50 Finn 89 Fisher 113 Fowlkes 166 Eraser 166 Freund 167 Fuller 35 Fuqua ] 67 G Gaddis 141 tiallovvax- 90 Gamber lOj Garbisch 30 Gardner 26 Garver 127 Geraghty 114 Giddens 156 Gillmore 168 Gose 102 Gould 168 Grayeb 127 Greensvveight 157 Griffith 36 Grubbs 157 Gullette 80 H Hale 27 Hall 51 Hankins 114 Harper 158 Harrold 36 Harvey 115 Haskell 62 Heacock 63 Henn 128 Hierholzer 115 Hodge 74 Holcomb 116 Holland 37 Holmes 37 1}srfflirsffir iff ig igriii? ifraiB iirai Five hundred twenty-five TTonnold 102 Hopkins llu urn 51 lorner 103 I lowze 52 I luyssoon 75 J mson, ILL 75 K ■anis 76 81 Kengla 28 Ketchnm 63 Kidwell 103 Kirkpatrick 38 Kost 169 Kulu-e 178 L Lamb 158 Lansing 90 Larter 91 LeFavour 76 Lewis 38 Lincoln 128 Linkswiler 169 Liwski 117 l Mig 129 129 Lynch 142 Mc McComas 170 McCormick 179 McGuinness 143 McLaughlin, E. D 31 McLaughlin. W. F 170 . K-. rahan 77 McManus 143 M Mack 64 Maier 179 Margeson 135 Martin 180 Mason 142 Mattcson 117 Mc ver 180 Miller 130 Mitchell 104 Moore 64 Morford 39 Mosteller 77 Mulligan 104 Myers - 130 N Neprud 144 Newman 181 Nicholas 131 Noble 118 Noyes 78 Nutter 171 Nye 39 O (Jrdway 53 Uxrieder 144 P Feploe 105 Peterson 159 Pettit 145 Pheris 181 Plaister 145 Plummer 52 Pogue 81 Powell 118 Purchie 131 Q Ouekenieyer 40 R IvLandall 92 Ren fro 171 Riggins 146 Ritchie 65 Roberts 172 Rdliertson 119 Roliinson 40 Ruppert 146 S Saltzman 25 Sam])son 91 Sclierer 65 Scovel 182 vScars 1 72 Seleen 78 Senior 132 Shaw 66 Skalandzunos 66 Smith, C. H 182 Smith, J. M 119 Smith, N. H 173 Smith, T. E 147 Smith, y. C 92 Smythe, T. E 41 Soule 132 Spillinger 93 Steele 183 Steer 53 Stevenson 67 Strange 54 Strickland 133 Suttles 105 T Tibbetts 41 Tischbein 133 Toms 93 Torbett 67 Treacy 94 Tully 147 U I ' nderwood 79 V an Ilrunt 183 W W ' eitfle 42 West 106 Weston 26 Westphalinger 42 Whitted 106 Wiley 184 Willenis 159 Willing 94 Wilson 184 W ithers 160 Wood, W. H 54 Woods, L. P 79 W(.odw(irth 173 Wright 160 I ' r.Y liHiiih,-il l- ,riily-six - | fi»|l yi|f»« lWM ja rii»i W i iiitlTl li Wft Wi) ' msiHhssssMis. " -- " wr-- ' !8By? " ' »«asBiBiM«fe •Jr % %VV«] ..-» .:-,- , ' -! ' •, , ' ' ■ ' : ' • ' •« r. -» . • !8ffik ' 3 ' r " jaiut j. ' " , " W ' i ft i W ' )tM I) |WI W Ii)lr l j|i B i«aj» « i j|iy j ltl h i l WI|i l ( llil i lii (jMiw i j w M i» l r jfcrt .

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