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M venteen PatEC nineteen Pm 1 Lt « CONTENTS PAGE " When Knighthood Was in Flower " 23 Views 33 Academic Departments - 49 Biographies — 75 Ex-26 153 Class Histories —161 The Cadet Year The First Class Trip .... .....193 Summer Camp .201 Fall Sports ... 219 Winter Sports 237 Hundredth Night 263 Spring Sports 273 June Week -293 Corps Organization 299 Corps Activities 329 Historical Incidents 351 Humor 361 Advertisers ' Index 444 Page twenty-one Page twenty-two h w When Knighthood Was in Flower M nty-three Page twenty-four ■ erity-five frv But Hancelot on biro ur ed All the devisiogs of their chivalry OOben one mi$bt meet mightier than biw-self How be t to manage horse, lance and shield Co fill the gap where force might; fail OOlth skill and fineness. -r? irt lit 3 i m Page twenty-stven Pag. twenty-eight nty-aine m M I 1 1 i ® I V GRADUATION ■ ' Irtyon Page thirty-two Page thirty-three Page thirty-five Page thirty-eight Page forty-two Page forty-three Page forty-four Page forty-five ss Page forty-six Page forty l ' age forty-eight Page forty-nine Page fifty TACTICS ( ' a in in a it (I a it t Brigadier Genera] Merch 15. Stewart, United States Army, ' ! (j — No. 17 Assistant to the Commandant Major Thomas B. Catron, Infantry, ' 09 — No. ;i " Officers of the Depart? ■nt Dodds, Jr., Field Artillery, ' 05- Major William II. No. 27. jor Arthur W. HoldernESS, Cavalry, ' 05 — No. 80. jor Horace F. Spurgin. C. A. ( ' .. ' 06 — No. 70 jor Herbert L. Taylor, Infantry, ' 09 — No. 56. jor Cuthbert P. Stearns, Cavalry, ' 09 — No. 51. jor Freeman W. Bowley, Field Artillery, ' 11 — No. 11. jor Carroll A. Bagby, Infantry, ' 11 —No. 40. jor David E. Cain, Field Artillery, ' 13— No. 16. jor William H. Jones, Jr., Infantry, ' 13 — No. 60. jor William A. McCulloch, Infantry, ' 13 — No. 87. jor Charles P. Gross, Corps of Engineers, ' 1-1 — No. 3, M. E. Cornell University. Major Alfred E. Larabek. Signal Corps, ' 14 — No. 23. Major George E. Stratemeyer, Air Service, ' 15 — No. 147. Captain Raymond G. Moses, Corps of Engineers, ' 16 — No. 2, B. S. in C. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Captain James K. CockrelL, Cavalry, ' 16 — No. 42. Captain Calvin DicWitt. Jr., Cavalry, ' 16— No. 58. Captain James M. Crane, Field Artillery, ' 16 — No. 59. Captain Maurice L. Mtller, Infantry, ' Id — No. 97. Captain Abram Y. Rinearson, Jr., C. A. C, ' 16 — No. 99. Captain ROBERT K. Whitson, Infantry, ' 16 — No. 115. Captain Thomas J. Farrell, Corps of Engineers, ' 12— C. E. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Captain Arthur M. Jones, Cavalry. ' 16 — No. 90. Captain James N. CAPERTON, Cavalry, ' 16 — No. 103. Captain James ' . GREEN, Jr., Infantry, ' 17 — No. 37. Captain FREDERICK . [RVING, Infantry, ' 17 — No. 53. Captain John M. DevinE, Field Artillery, ' 17 — No. 16; M. S. Yale, ' 22. Captain Charles S. Mullins, Jr., Infantry, ' 17 — No. 105. Captain Francis J. IIekaty, Infantry, ' 17 — No. 114. Captain Laurence S. Keiser, Infantry, ' 17 — No. 118. Captain Clare H. Armstrong, C. A. C, ' 17 — No. 121). Captain John ' I ' . COLE, Cavalry, ' 17 — No. 47. Captain Charles II. Gerhardt, Cavalry, ' 17 — No. 50. first Lieutenant THEODORE E. BlEliilEk, Field Artillery, ' 17— No. 20. First Lieutenant Eugene L. No. 60. l ' auc iifty-onc Page fifty-two ENGINEERING Professor Lieutenant Colonel William A. Mitchell, I t . S. Army, ' 02 — No. l Assistant Professor Major John R. 1). Matheson, C. of E., ' 09— No. 5 Instructors First Lieutenant Kkryn ap Rick, C. of E., ' 18 — No. Ii» First Lieutenant Lucius DuB. Clay, C. of E., ' 18 — No. 20. First Lieutenant Robert IL Elliott, C. of E., ' 18 — No. 33 First Lieutenant Robert E. York. C. of E., ' 18 — No. 18 First Lieutenant Orville E. Walsh, C. of E., ' 18 — No. CO Page fifty-three Tagc fifty-six MATHEMATICS Profe Colonel Ch vrles P. Echols ;sor IT. S. nm. ' " 1 No. 3. Associate Professor CHAUNCE ' V I. FENTI IN, C. C, 04 Assistant Pro Major JAMES P. HOGAN, C. A. C, ' 14— N Instructors GEORGE J. RICHARDS, Corps of Engi First 1. 1. in. ,,. mi BERTH M I ' 18 No IS Firsl Lieutenant rOSEPH V. PHEL1 ,, ii, Firsl Lieutenant O ' FERRALL KNIGHT, Field Artillery, ' is HAYFORD, Field Artillery, Field Artillery, ' 18— ' 15- 59. First Lieutenant ROGER M. WICKS, Field Artille No. 46. First Lieutenant GEORGE V. KEYSER, Field .rtill in, i EDWIN A. ZUNDEL, Field Artillery, ' IS No 19. aptain I ,IN( OLN i D Wllil.S Infantry, ' 15 No. 51. .mi HENR I. SCHROEDER, Signal Corps, ' 17 No. 14; M. S., Vale, ' 21. nst Lieutenant GERALD A. COUNTS, Corps of Engineers, ' 17 No. 2; B. S. in C. E. Massachusetts Institute of Tci hnology ' 21. ' us i Lieutenant UAUTl.KY M. HARLOE, Corps ol Engineers, ' li No. 8; C. E., Rensselaet Polytechnic institute, ' 22. irst Lieutenant WILLIAM R. GERHARDT, Fiefd Artillery, ' 17— No. 19. irst Lieutenant GORDEN G HEINER, IK.. Field Artillery, ' 17 No. 36. irst Lieutenant WILLIAM II. DONALDSON, C. A. C. ' 17 —No. 54. irst Lieutenant AMOS B. SHATTUCK, IR- Corps of En- gineers, ' is No - irst Lieutenant SAMUEL D. STURGIS, IK., Corps of En- gineers, ' 18 No. 54. irst Lieutenant ItlUX II. HINDS, Field Artillery. ' IS No 75: B. S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ' 23. irst Lieutenant MII.o B. BARRAGAN, Field Artillery, ' 18 —No. 47. nst Lieutenant ORVILLE W. MARTIN, Field Artillery, ' 18 AXELSl IN, Field Artill ' A. ERICSON, C. A. ' is ' is ' 18 16. First Lieutenant WYBURN D. BROWN, Field Artille First l.ieulen.iiil I ISCAR A. No 16. First Lieut, nam RICHARD No. 80 First Lieutenanl ERNEST W. GRUHN, Infantry, ' is No. 52. First Lieut, nam rOHN W. MIDDLETON, infantry, ' Is No 110. First Lieutenant CHARLES I ' .. MORRISON, Cavalrj ' 18 No 78. First Lieutenant DON G. SHINGLER, Corps of Engineers, ' 18 No. 34; A. I ' .. University of Wyoming, ' 20; B. S., in C. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ' 21. First Lieutenant CARL ROBINSON, tnfantry, ' 18 No. 64. First Lieutenant WILLIAM W. FERVEY, Cavalry. ' 18— No. 7N. First Lieutenant FRANCIS H. OXX, Corps of Engineers, ' 20 — No. 2; C. I ' ' ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. ' 22. Firsl Lieutenant HAROLD F. HANDY, Field Artillery. ' 20— No. --4. First Lieutenant EDWARD I. McGAW, Field Artillet . No 16 First Lieutenant EDMUND W. SEARBY, Field Artillery, ' 20 —No. 45. First Lieutenant LAWRENCE W. BARTLETT, C. A. C, ' - ' II —No. 106. Tage fifty-sevc Page fifty-eight CHEMISTRY Professor Colonel Wirt Robinson, V . S. Army. ' 87 — No. 9 Assist (in t Professor Major EnwAiii) C. Rose. Infantry, ' 12 — No. 77 Instructors Major Robert M. Perkins, C. A. ( ' ., ' 13 — No. 15 Major Frederick W. Herman, C. of E., ' 14 — No. I t Captain Joseph W. (i. Stephens, Infantry, B. S., r . I ' . I., ' 15 First Lieutenant William O. Reeder, Signal Corpse ' 17 — No. I First Lieutenant Henry P. Gantt, F. A., ' 17 — No. 106 First Lieutenant Henry J. D. Meyer, F. A., ' 18 — No. 58 First Lieutenant William I. Allen, C. A. C, ' 18 — No. 75. First Lieutenant Rex Van Den Corpit, Jr., F. A., ' 20 — No. 99 •ap Pa e fifty-nil DRAWING Professor Lieutenant Colonel Roger (i. Alexander, LT. S. Army, ' 07 — No. 2 Assistant Professor Captain Ralph I. Sasse, Cavalry. ' Hi- No, .):} Instructors First Lieutenant Elmer V. Stansbury, Cavalry, IS — No, 139 First Lieutenant Otto M. Jank, C. A. C, ' 17— No. 20 First Lieutenant James K. Mitchell, Cavalry, ' 20 — No. 42 First Lieutenant Charles C. Blanchard, F. A., ' 18 — No. 62 First Lieutenant Bryan Evans, F. A., ' 18 — No. 107 First Lieutenant John M. Bethel. Cavalry, 1 S — No. ( 7 First Lieutenant Lester 1). Flory, C. A. C, ' 18 — No. 88 First Lieutenant William J. Crowe, Cavalry, ' 18 — No. 137 First Lieutenant Lawrence E. Schick, Cavalry, ' 20 — No: 135 1 1 Page sixty-one Page sixty-two 1 1 1 i ■4 LANGUAGES Professor Lieutenant Colonel William E. Morrison, I ' . S. Army, ' 07— No. 41 Assist a n t Prof i ssor Major Charles L. Byrne, Infantry, 11 — No. 27 Assistant Professor of Spanish Captain Charles R. Johnson, Jr., Cavalry, ' 17 — No. 96, Assistant Professor of French First Lieutenant Fohn T. I ' .. Bissell, Field Artillery, ' 17 ■No. " ii. A. B. Hamilton College, ' 14. Spanish Instructors Captain Manuel B. Navas, Infantry; B. S. Syracuse University, ' 13. First Lieutenant V.u.i..u ' k I ' . Saeeokii, Cavalry, ' 17 — No. 59. First Lieutenant Elmer AlmQUIST, Field Artillery, ' 17 —No. 75. First Lieutenant Alexander T. McConE, Field Artillery, ' 20— No. 169. French Instructors First Lieutenant LE " V. WarnER, Field Artillery, ' 17 — No. 106. First Lieutenant William W. Webster, Field Artillery, 18, No. 74. irst Lieutenant Eric S. Molitor, Field Artillery, ' 18— No. 86. F ' irst Lieutenant FERNAND G. DumONT, Infantry. First Lieutenant posEPH K. BakER, Cavalry, ' 18 — No. 146. F ' irst Lieutenant BRYANT E. Moore, Infantry, ' 17. First Lieutenant I ' aui. B. Malone, Jr., Infantry, ' 18 — No. 50. First Lieutenant John HalESTON, Infantry, ' 18 — No. 61. First Lieutenant Francis B. Valentine, Air Service, ' 18— No. First Lieutenant JOHN C. HAMILTON, Cavalry, ' 18 — No. 141. First Lieutenant Julian M. McMillan, Infantry, A. 1 ' .. University of Michigan, ' 13. First Lieutenant Thomas H. Young, Infantry. A. 1 ' .. Washington College, ' 17. First Lieutenant Robert A. Schow, Infantry, ' 18 — No. X... 160. First Lieutenant Reginald W. HubbEll, Infantry, ' 18 No. 178. Civilian Instructors Louis Vauthier, Februa ry 1. 1916. Bernard Debray, September 3, 1915. Page sixty-four I LAW Professor Major Edwin C. McNeil, Judge Advocate. ' 07 — No. i. L. L. B. Columbia Univ., ' 10 Instructors Captain Ernest II. Burt, lid ' .. B. S.. Michigan State College. ' 14; I,. L. B., Yale. ' 17 Captain William C. McMahon, Infantry, ' 17— No. 97 Captain Hubert 1). Hoover., Judge Advocate, B. L., University of California. ' () ' .); Juris D., Law School, 11 Captain John M. Weir, Infantry. B. S.. L. L. B., J. B. Stetson University, ' 14; M. A., J. B. Stetson University. ' 17 First Lieutenant Irvin Ai.kxaxdkh, Infantry, ' 18 — No. 190 I ' agc sixty five Ordnance and Gunnery Professor Major Earl McFarland, Ordnance Department, ' ()(! — No. 22; M. E. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Assistant Professor Major ROBERT X. BoDINE, Ordnance Department, ' 12 — Xo. . ' 58 Instructors First Lieutenant William I. Wn.sox. Ordnance Department, ' 18 — X T o. 28 First Lieutenant Jonx W. Cofit.y, Ordnance Department, ' 18 — No. 40 First Lieutenant Bevebly St. G. Tucker., Ordnance Department. ' 20 — Xo. 175 ■ .BR i -wm m Page sixty-seven Page sixty-eight MILITARY HYGIENE Professor Colonel Percy M. Ashburn, Medical Corps. M. I). Jefferson Medical College, ' 93. Medical Department or Howard McC. Snyder, Medical Corps, M. 1). Jefferson Medical College, ' 0.5. Or SIDNEY L. ChAPPELL, Medical Corps, M. D. George Washington University, ' 09. or Herbert C. N ' ebi.ktt, Medical Corps, M. 1). Medical College of Virginia, ' it. Captain Arthur H. Xvi.kn. Medical Corps. M. 1). Long Island College Hospital. ' 13. Captain John M. Welch, Medical Corps, M. D. Medico Chirurgical College. 1( . Captain Luther H. M irc. Medical Corps, M. D. Unh ersity of Illinois, ' 12. Dental Carps Captain W. C. Webb, Dental Corps, D. D. S. Kansas City Dental College, ' 14. Captain W. S. Shuttleworth, Dental Corps, B. S. Bethany College; D. D. S. University of Pittsburgh, ' 1.3. Captain W. D. Love, Dental Corps, D. D. S. University of Pittsburgh. ' 15. § 1 i I 1 ¥ 1 m. Page seventy ENGLISH Captain Percy G. Black, Field Artillery, ' 17 — No. 60. First Lieutenant Edward A. Dolfh, C. A. ( ' . ' 18 — No. 145. First Lieutenant WlLLISTON B. I ' .m.mkk, Field Ar- tillery, ' 18 — No. 9. First Lieutenant Harlan N. I Iaktness, Infantry. is — No. :i " ». First Lieutenant Harris F. Scherer, Cavalry, ' 18— No. n. First Lieutenant Thomas B. Hedekix. Field Ar- tillery, ' 18— No. L5. First Lieutenant CHARLES HlMMLKK. C. A. C. ' 20 No. 91. Professor Major Alkxaxdkk W. Chilton, Infantry, ' 07 — No. 39 A ssista it i Professor Major Clabjbnce C. Benson, Cavalry. 11 — No. 45 Instructors First Lieutenant ROBERT MacD. Graham, Cav- alry, ' 17— No. 86. First Lieutenant Edwin B. Fitzpatrick, C. A. C. ' 18 — No. 127. First Lieutenant Royal A. Macule, Infantry, ' 18 No. 98. First Lieutenant William L. Barriger, Cavalry, ' 18 — No. 88. First Lieutenant Hammond McD. Monroe, In- fantry. ' 18— No. 106. First Lieutenant Paul W. Kendall. Infantry, ' 18 — No. 184. First Lieutenant Hugh F. T. Hoffman, Cavalry, ' 18 — No. 125. enty-one Page seventy-two i fR Economics, Government and History Professor Colonel Lucius II. Holt, U. S. Army. B. A.. M. A.. Ph. I).. Yale ' 02. Assistant Professor History Captain Herbert C. Holdridge, Cavalry. ' 17 — No. 53 Acting Assistant Professor Economics and Government Captain Lawrence C. Mitchell, C. A. ( ' . 17 — No. 103 Instructors Captain George I. Cross, Infantry. B. A.. Har- First Lieutenant Alston Deas, Infantry, ' 17 — vard; ' 09. First Lieutenant Raymond E. S. Williamson, Cavalry. ' 18— No. 66. First Lieutenant David C. C. Schlenker, Signal Corps. ' 18 — No. 7. First Lieutenant George S. Eyster, Infantry. ' 18 No. 99. First Lieutenant Clare W. Woodward, Infantry. ' 17 — No. 125 No. 108. First Lieutenant John E. McCarthy, Infantry, ' 19 — No. 95. First Lieutenant CHARLES EnNIS, Infantry. B. S.. Cornell. ' 17. First Lieutenant Carlisle V. Allan, Infantry, ' 19 — No. 9l ' ; B. S., M. A. Columbia Univer- sity. Page seventy-three a T H E L I B R A R Y Ljs i % m= I I kilty-four EIRSJK CBB S BIO SR£PKief£ m venty-fiv k (4, 3 (2. 11, Monogram (2); er of Wrestling (3); hid. ttee ( 3, 2, 1 ) ; Rifl WISCONSIN may have lost most of its high-powered " kick " when the Prohibi- tion Act went into effect, but Andy is one young citizen of the Milk State who never needs arti- ficial pep to make him the live wire of any- party. Whether he is on the basketball court, or on the track, he is always filled with energy that will play a large part in making him a good leader in whatever branch he may choose. Blue-eyed, fair-haired, with an ever ready smile, he is a fellow who is liked by everyone. Femmes to him constitute but one of the many pleasures that he meets in life, and he pays them the same attention that he would a friend, even though rumor has it that there have been many dark conspiracies laid for his fond attentions. However, we who know him better are convinced that there is a big reason for his impervious at- titude toward the fair sex as a whole. The three well-known letters — O. A. O. — express the profound depths of his romantic life. Here ' s to the success that we know will fol- low him. Senatorial, Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut. Corporal (21; Captain (1) ; Stars (2); Cross-Country (4. 3); Gymnasium Squad i .5 1 ; Indoor Meet (3, 2); Assistant Man- ager Soccer (2). Manager (II; Pointer (2), Circulation (II; Hundredth Night ( 3. 21; Dialectic Society, Treasurer and Business Manager (H: Catholic Choir (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. UP in Connecticut every good Yankee goes to Yale. It is more than a tradition; it is a habit. How strongly must the military spirit have stirred within Anky to lead him from old Eli ' s pleasant haunts to the drill ground dominated by Col. Thayer ' s marble frown. How- ever, Anky was as much at home in one as in the other, and proceeded to make good by gain- ing chevrons in his work and friends in his play. From the beginning he has been actively and industriously connected with athletics and Corps organizations in general. At the same time he has always been at the top of the slide-rule end of the class. He has the knack of acquiring a remarkable number of tenths witli apparently little boning, narrowly missing stars his first two years, and winning them the third. As company commander of " H " Co. he has proven that he possesses the qualities to com- mand men. He has his pick of the branches, and it will probably be the Engineers, but what- ever his ambition may be, he has the will to achieve it. I r s s Jg S gggggg mmsmm WILLET JOHN KAIRI) i I WILLIAM C. BAKER. JR. - 9 Thirty-third District, New York ColiNW ALLOX-HlDSON, New YORK. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (J); Lieutenant (X— ), Cap- tain ill; Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), " A " (2, IV; Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram (4, 3, 2, 1), Captain CD, Soccei (2, 1), Small " A " (2); Summer Camp Baseball (3, II. Champion- ship Team (1); Indoor Meet (2); Choir (4, 3, 2, II; Beast Detail Hi; Assistant Librarian Y. M. C. A. (3), Treasurer (JI; Silver Bay Delegate (3); Sharpshooter; Marksman. WE realize " Wigglie ' ■ex that introducing " Rose Marie " " Spark Plug " Baird to the Corps is as absurd as it is for a member of the " Btast Detail " to tell the Plebes on a sightsee- ing tour that they are now passing the mess hall; but anyway, here he is. For the past four years. " Sparky " and his smile have been so closely connected with the baseball diamond, the soccer field, the hockey rink, and C ' ullum Hall that every member of the Corps knows him well and is mighty proud of him. His cry of " come on baby, keep your dauber up. " coupled with a home run or two. has help- ed the hall club win many a tough game. His never -say-die spirit has enabled him. as captain, to give the academy a winning hockey team. " Sparky " trains Cor soccer in Cullum Hall and judging from his work on the field it is an excellent place to train for — soccer. Second District, Tennessee Clinton, Tennessee Acting Corporal (.11; Corporal (2); Captain, Lieutenant ill; Assistant Manager of Basketball (3, 2), Manager (1); Class Secretary ( .!. 2, li: Howitzer (2, II, Editor-in-Chief (1); Election ' Committee (3, 2, 11. Chairman (2, II; Beast Detail; Stars (4, 3, 2); B. A.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. FOUR years ago, a most unassuming candi- date reported for admission. In his mind he entertained a great doubt as to his ability to attain the standard of mental development required here. Now after four years of aiding many others to squeeze through tight examina- tions, Bill is the engineer of the class. None will be surprised at graduation if Bill receives his diploma a few minutes before the rest of US. Yet his modesty is tantalizing. It ' s all in the day ' s work to Hill. No man in the class has done more for others than this quiet Tennesseean. Always ready to give his much needed assistance. Bill greets everyone with that distinctive, likeable smile. But his popularity is not founded on his brain — just ask who is Till ' , man of ' 26 and you ' ll get the universal reply " Good ol ' Bill Baker. " Without apprehension the class looks forward to Bill ' s future witli eager expectancy. He ' s a man of ' 26. EVERY up to date community has it ' s oldest inhabitant — West Point is no exception. Tep is one of the oldest, having come to us from ' 23 via ' 25. This cherubic personage has the knack of sticking to a thing once started, and never giving up, for. though he ' s always been a Goat, his perseverence has finally won out. That hard-boiled " Loot " on the Beast De- tail — he of the booming voice and the marrow- curdling scowl was none other than our curly- headed friend pictured above. He certainly turned out a well commanded (itli Co. Just look at the Plebes. Tom ' s activity in the Corps started long be- fore he joined ' 26. His steadfast personality won for him due recognition in the class ahead. He was chairman of the ' 2.5 Ring Committee as well as a Hop Manager. Coming to 2(i as lie did after we were all well organized, was a great handicap but he quickly overcame it. Modest? Why he ' s so modest that it ' s pain- ful. Everything ' be gets through proven ability, he credits to luck. Corporal (J); Sergeant (1): Basketball (4); Track l _ ' . 1). Monogram (J); Howitzer Staff. Associate Biography Editor (1); Camp Illumination (3): Indoor Meet (4, 3. 2. 0; Cath- olic Choir (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. THE Corps is going to — " How often have you heard that. Well, we have here a proof that it isn ' t — Wally. a former Ham-and- Egger. who joined the Pork-and-Beaners at the end of furlough. Wally is a well rounded and versatile man. Open a Howitzer and ask. " Who wrote that chunk of poop? " — Wally. " Who drew that pic- ture? " — Wally. And he is as good in athletics as he is pushing a pen. Watch him smile when he feels a l(i lb. shot or a basketball in his hands. Do you want some one to show you how to play billiards — how to make that difficult shot? You ' ll find Wally in the First Class (lul showing his classmates how to do it. He ' s been known to indulge in some of Mr. Hoyle ' s games for rainy days. too. Ask the Yearlings in " L " Co. how he does it. He ' ll never want for a living - , because Buf- falo Hill has an option on his services if he ever leaves the Cavalry. Yes, Wally has done a lot for the Corps and the Corps lias done much for Wally. i KEITH is a real Engineer, and it ' he would spend Fifteen Minutes a Day on his five- foot shelf of textbooks, he could easily wear stars. Instead, lie much prefers the old red comforter, and takes advantage of every avail- able opportunity to get in a little beauty sleep. In fact lie slept a little too much last summer, for the new make-list in August showed that he had lost many, many tiles. And he was on the Beast Detail at that. Even though he is an Engineer, he once tied it up. It is a closely guarded secret hut here goes. In a Yearling M a t li writ he wrote Pi 3.1 H " . The only occasion on which " K " has ever created any disturbance was during Yearling- year. He ate too much supper and then, in the middle of the night, proceeded to scare everyone to death with blood-curdling shrieks, during a nightmare. As a rifle shot Keith has no equal in the Es- kimo army. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1): Foot- ball (4. 3, _ ' . 1). " A " (3. 2, 1), Captain (1); Basketball (4. .1. 2. 1); lacrosse (4. 3, 2, 1). " A " (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Treasurer ( .!. 2), Vice-President (1); Hop Manager (1); Camp Illumination (3); Silver Bay Delegate (3); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. HARRY needs no introduction to any reader of this book. Here is the Captain of the football team. Here is the outstanding athlete of the class. Here is a man esteemed by his classmates not only for his leadership qualities and sportsmanship, but also for his coolness, level-headedness, and plugging determination. He ' s not a man notably brilliant in studies. His numerous hours awarded to the cause of the football, basketball and lacrosse teams leave scarce time for stars. Hercs is the type of man the Military Academy is justly proud to present to the service. Four years ago when Harry reported one day late (it takes an extra day for news to reach his podunk) to Beast Barracks, he was unfor- tunately remembered by a member of the detail as the Swarthmore basketball player " with the little red mustache " who visited us the previous season. Things hummed for a whih a pleas- ant time was had by all especially Hercs. isL Page seventy-nine Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Soccer (4. 3), Monogram (. ' ), Small " A " (1); Pointer (2); Hun- dredth Night (4. 3, 2); Honor Committee (2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. PAGE the guy who said. " What ' s in a name? " Bayer by name — and what better word could be found to characterize him? As you already know, most people have partaken at one time or another of those tablets to relieve an aching head. Well, our fighting immortal Goats have their own little tablet. Bill. Many a Kaydet headache has been relieved by his helpful mental and moral aid. Always quiet and unassuming, he distinguish- ed himself as a student, soldier and athlete. He is one of those hivey engineers who. early in their careers here, place themselves among the distinguished members of the class and remain there for the rest of their Cadet days. During study hours he may often be seen gazing off into space. At such times he is thinking of none other than the petite O. A. O., who, in his own phraseology, " is simply crazy over me. " Bill has an innocent expression and a line that could tie a truant dirigible to its mooring on a windy night. His pleasing personality and amiable disposition have gained Bill many friends here at the Academy. WE hear a golden " wail " about California, we turn to welcome Bud, who journeyed thousands of miles to enter with the class of ' 26. From the moment he entered our portals he has been known as B. J. Black, as happy-go-lucky and care-free as the proverbial seven winds of the heavens. Bud is a Goat, but only by choice, for few men can conquer their daily assignments witli so little effort. " Studies should never in- terfere with Sabatini, Cosmo, or the red com- forter. " is the slogan of our impulsive Bud. We love him for his big heart, nimble wit and ever- ready smile. Bud is boning Field-with, and the Field will get a man worthwhile, for Bud is Jack-of-all trades, track man, fencer, pistol expert, rifle ex- pert, and no mean football player, as any of the Engineers will gladly ( ?) tell you. So. Bud we give you to the Field Artillery with the best of wishes, knowing that you have ever been a just pal, a square bunkie, and above a fine soldier, of whom ' 26 will always say, " You ' re a Goat, you ' re a flanker, but you are ours and we love you. " I f PW 1 mmtm mmmmmx mmzm te£ i DONALD PRENTICE BOOTH, FRANK SAYLES BOWEN. Jr. I Twenty-eighth District, New York Albany, New York. Corporal (2) ; Lieutenant CD i Assistant Manager of Baseball (3. 2); Manager (11; Indoor Meet. Swimming (3. 2): As- sistant Manager of Swimming (3, 2); Manager (1); Howitzer Staff. Biography Editor (II; Manager Summer le Basehall (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. EVER since lie could first execute forward march unaided. Don has felt the urge to respond to the call of the bugle and drum, the prancing of horses and the roar of guns. Con- sequently, when he arrived at old West Point. we knew we had a soldier in our midst, and his record lias proven us to lie right. But soldiering is only one of the many arts in which our playmate excels. At one time is was rumored that a special mail-dragger would lie placed at his disposal; and with good reason too. It is also said the oft-repeated order. " Mail draggers turn out with laundry bags " originated since his advent. Last September the T. D. saw fit to transfer him from the " keen files " to the Lost Battalion and A " Co. surely missed him. But " A " Co. ' s loss was " K " Co. ' s gain, and after all both com- panies are in the Corps; so was Don. not only in body hut in heart and soul as well. His class- mates will .always remember him as one of the hardest workers in ' 26. Corporal ( M Third District, Nebraska Albany, New York. ■poral 12): Supply Sergeant, Lieutenant (1); Assistant nager of Wrestling (2): Manager (1); Choir (4, 3); P.east Detail; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. WHO was that lady I saw you with last night? " " That ' s no lady. That ' s my wife. " Introducing Sunshine, our little G-5 (unintelligence and supernumerary wise cracks.) He ' s so irrepressible that he laughs at his own mistakes; hence the ever-present, happy smile. The kindly glint in his eye has nothing to do with the fact that he gave the Law department a present of one-tenth today — it betokens a love for all stray cats. Darling, as someone facetiously called him. is despite his tender years, hand and glove with the T. I). Exact replicas of the above photo repose among feminine " thing.iiiiagigs " on many a fair maiden ' s dresser, and they, poor girls, little dreaming of his infidelity, read his weekly cir- cular letter, close their eyes and sigh reminis- cently. Mutt ' s taking the doughboys. May his bars change to eagles, anil may " Darling " not forget he was once a cadet, when he gets to be " Supe. " 533335523= -I7 kggiaszz s chty-one Sergeant (1); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1): Monogram (3, 2,), Minor " A " (1); Polo (2); Goat Football Team (2); Indo Meet. Swimming (4. 3, 2, 1). Water Polo (2), Numer: (3, 2); Camp Illumination (1) ; Color Line (1); Catholic Choir 12); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 11; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. HE was everywhere — back of the lines en- couraging the artillery, while furiously loading in shell after shell — up in front leading the infantry forward to close with the bayonet — out on the flank madly leading the cavalry charge. Yes, if we ever have a war, you can expect something like the above for this future Second Lieutenant. Activity is our hero ' s chief characteristic. Never before has any kaydet found time to do so many things as Brook. Never lias anyone been so versatile. He is at home everywhere, except in first sections, and meets all his fellow- men on an equal footing. Whether it be making fudge in the " Supe ' s " kitchen, climbing steel towers, P. S. ' ing Army and Navy Femmes, play- ing goat football, or conversing with the " Supe " of the Naval Academy, Brook is always at his ise. Brook is one of the mainstays of the Corps swimming team, and has always given a boost to ' 26 in the Indoor Meet. Corporal (2); First Sergeant, Lieutenant (1); Indoor Meet (J); Assistant Manager of Baseball (3); Hundredth Night (2); Summer Baseball League; (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. TAKE a man with real long, curly hair, a grin that can be seen across the plain, a blase attitude, and an idea that he ' s going to West Point to enjoy the life as a pampered and plumed pet; give him a suitcase and send him here as a candidate on August twenty-eighth — after Beast Barracks is over; then watch what happens and you ' ll have an idea of the greeting Bob got when he got here plebe year. Did he catch ? Well, they gave him a private little Beast Barracks all his own. ' Nuf sed ! Fate seemed to make a pet hobby of seeing B-hurst last; that late arrival for instance. Then look at the list of second class " Corps " and the list of September " loots " . Coming here lacking in preparation, he was under a handicap, but his standing steadily improved as Graduation approached. Be that as it may. when the bonds are loosed and Bob leaves to join his command, we cannot help but feel that there will be another position efficiently filled. I t II Senatorial, California Oakland, California. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Football (•». 3, 2, 1); Election Committee (3); Sunday School Teacher (.1); Camp Illumination (3): Beast Detail; Ride Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. MOST of us have heard of California ' s na- tive sons, but we never really appreciated wb.it they were until we met this one. If ever a true native son lived. " Hal ' ' is one. Accord- ing to bis opinion perfection in everything has been reached in that golden land that borders the Pacific. The same old line. His keen analytical mind has won him a high scholastic standing but while doing bis own work he has always found time to help the goats. The football team lias claimed him for the past four seasons. His experience in the game, coupled with bis ability, has won him bis place on the squad. Those who have come in contact with him have frit his magnetic personality. His friends are numerous and those of us who know him intimately know of bis generosity, kindness, and even nature. We regret to part with bini. but we know the service is not so large but that we shall meet again, and over the tinkling glasses. talk of old times. District of Columbia National Guard Washington, D. C. Sergean IT has been said that a man may be down but he ' s never out. Now in Pinkie ' s case we ' d like to change the wording a little, " a man is not necessarily down when he ' s out of the sad- dle " He maintains that it isn ' t essential that a man should remain in the saddle when riding a horse. In fact be has often demonstrated to us that one can maintain his equilibrium to some extent, even when perched between the horse ' s ears. He came to us versed in the ways of a soldier, for he had just resigned a Lieutenancy in the National Guard. When Academics started he cast bis lot with the immortals, on account of a particular aversion for Math and English and the absence in his make-up of the requisites of a file boner. He has outwitted the Academic Hoard and the T. D.; has been a " stayback " during Christ- mas leave; a frequenter of the hotel and Cul- lum; an enthusiastic week-ender; and finally an engineer, polluting his sleeve with chevrons. . ity-threc KrgSJPt S v. ,.,M n« i uA i..3W£« Sic 32E sA5 5 AxbJ LJUiEgai mmm mm i M H JAMES BELL BUR WELL TYLER CALHOUN. Jr. Ninth District, North Carolina Charlotte, N. C. Sergeant (1); Golf (2), Manager (1); Camp Illumination ill; Bugle X " it- i J i. Hiimii. -- Manager ill; Goat Football Team (2); Equipment Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. JIM! Oh Jim! Get up. First call has! " And our leisurely Southerner starts another day. Long and lean, his 135 pounds have been a poor protection against those January winds that whip across the plain, hut four West Point winters have failed to daunt his determination to stick it out. How nice and warm he was in Yearling Summer Camp when he was spending an afternoon snoozing under two comforters — and someone set fire to the comforters. As to his " affaires de coeur " (without men- tion of which no history of a true son of the South woidd be complete) we ' ll not recall past memories. Suffice it to say that every indica- tion points to aviation strictly without. He is wedded to motors and has been heard to say that a snappy I. C. engine far surpasses any specimen of the frailer sex. May he find success and happiness wherever his chosen career may take him. Sixth District, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee. Corporal (3 . 2): Lieutenant (1); Track (4. 3 . 3. 2. It. " A " (4, 3 . 3, 2, 11. Captain (1); Cross Country (4), Monogram I4i; Pointer Staff, Associate Editor (1); Hundredth Night (3, J. ll; Hop Manager i.i . 3, J. 1), Senior (1); Secretary Dialectic Society (1); Ring Committee; Camp Illumination Committee (l); " lndoor Meet ( _ ' I ; Rifle Sharpshooter; 1 ' istol Marksman. OH! Look what ah got this time! " cried Tyler as he pounced upon his latest re- turn from a full sample advertisement, a well- known catalog, or maybe a new Ttind of tooth- paste. There you have one picture of this most likable of Kaydets. Another one : — it is spring — the track season is on — the last lap of the two mile run is just beginning — there is no use to ask, " Who is that streak of lightning in the lead? " The whole Corps knows it is none other than Cal. Up goes the curtain again, this time the scene takes place in Cullum Hall. A femme whispers to her partner just after passing through the receiving line, " Dick, who is that awfully nice Kaydet receiving tonight. ' " " My wife, Cal- houn. " is the proud answer. From the foregoing, it can readily be seen that " Cal " is an all around man. Furthermore, he doesn ' t win all his popularity by what he can do. hut by what he is. m Page eighty-four rs W,,,, ..,. ' r tpgsgsssss j CHARLES 1). V. CANHAM fefe fe PAUL LEROY CARROLL 2 I United States Army Detroit, Michigan. Corporal (3): Lieutenant (1 ; Polo (2); [ndobi Meet (4, 3); Assistant Manager Lacrosse (3) J Hundredth Night (2); Rifle Sharpshooter WHEN Chuck came to join the rest of the Nation ' s pampered Pets, his military ca- reer wasn ' t just starting as it was for most of u.s. Already lie had played the game for two years, six mouths of which arc attested by the gold service stripe on his left coat sleeve. From the Field Artilley he came, and to the Field he hopes to return. Consequently the military has never bothered him, hut Academics have given him many an anxious hour. Although he has always been a hard and conscientious worker, he has often been forced to a last stand (an exam.) in his skirmishes with the various Academic depart- ments. His statement that he has worn white gloves on more occasions than anyone els. ' in the Academy, has never been questioned or denied. Chuck entered with ' 26 but Phil, forced him to spend five years here and to graduate with ' 26. Whether driving his platoon on the plain or dragging at Cullum- in fact everywhen — Chuck is always the same — our idea of a sol- dierin ' soldier. United Slates Army Oil City, Pennsylvania. Corporal (2); Snei.lv Sergeant ill; Baseball Squad (4, 3. 2, 1); Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2, I); Summer League Baseball (3, 1); Expert Rifleman; Tistol Expert. PABLO ' S activities have been varied since he has been with u.s. He has been on the wrestling squad each year and has assisted the baseball team as a pitcher every season. As a member of the Beast Detail he took an active part in making a company of First Rate Cadets out of the First Co. ' s allotment of Riches. He hasn ' t missed a hop at Cullum since Yearling Summer, though he still claims that icmmes arc out of his line. In support of the above claim, he points to the fact that on furlough, instead of squander- ing large sums on the ladies, he purchased for himself a real honest-to goodness cow. The lac- teal fluid extracted from the female of the bo- vine species was highly nutritious and Pablo took on weight while tin- rest of us dissipated. Paul left many friends in the Army. He was a Staff Sergeant in the regular establishment before we met him. His old friends will be happy to serve under him once more and we, his classmates, will he more than satisfied to serve with liiui as officers. Page eighty-five Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Battalion Sergeant .Major (1); Pointer, Assistant Professional Notes (2), Pro- fessional Notes (1); Hundredth Night (3, 2): Hop Manager (1); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Cheer-Leader (2, 1): Corps Ticket Rep- resentative (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. BEING the son of the Phil. P. caused " Coke " no end of trouble during his Plebe year for often lit was held personally respons- ible for each Second Classman ' s deficiency. He held up under the strain, though, and at the same time was able to take part in many activi- ties. The selection and designing of class pins required a lot of attention just before Plebe Christmas. It was C. C. ' s intention to put a couple of said pins to good use; this doubtless accounts for the great amount of interest shown in this matter. " Coke " helped to represent the Corps at the V. M. C. A. Student Conference at Silver Bay. Yearling Summer. " The most attractive man in the Corps " spent furlough in Panama. From what he and others have said that must be a wonderful place. Pre- war climate prevails there and some of us are inclined to believe that " Coke " is hoping to get " Coast with " and see Panama again. Senatorial, Oregon Quarry Heights C. Z. Panama. Corporal 121: Supply Sergeant. Lieutenant (1) ; Swim (2); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2. 11; Rifle Sharpshooter. THE West ran claim Pick for his easy-going unperturbed manner and the South for the drawl of his speech, but actually no section of the country has exclusive rights, for he ' s an Army Child, saw America First, and then came to West Point. Pick stands out and above us all with his six feet three of length. During Plebe year he be- came known in the class, but it was not until Yearling Summer and the scene of the hypothe- tical shrapnel explosion — sssss — " There she goes, fellows " that he came into prominence. Although he was a charter member of the Keen Files, he was once in grave danger of los- ing his membership, for lie became an official runt upon his return from furlough. Who. hav- ing seen " I " Co. at parade during that month, will ever forget her famous left guide? He was finally rescued and this past year has found him driving an " A " Co. platoon. Page eighty- m. MAURICE M. CONDON CLAIR M. CONZELMAN K Tenth District, Iowa Governors Island, New York. Acting Corporal I.!); Sol-cant 111; lloxing S. | H...I I J. ll; Howitzer i 1 ; V B. HERE ' S to " Greasy, ' ' our own Maurice, the man who can pack more smiles and person- ality into one big grin than Will Rogers him- self. That smile is not one of indifference either. Maurice Melville came to us fresh, innocent, demure and ambitious from the wilds of V. M. I. where he began his brilliant military career. There, too. he learned the fundamentals of box- ing which art he has developed greatly since he has been with us. " Man " had an encounter with the " Batt. Hoard " Yearling Year. The SCOre was Condon 44, " B. B. " O. hut iti spite of that he remained ambitious as evidenced by the fact that he has had to buy a new set of chevrons each year. Fortunate are those who have known and learned to appreciate this man. The adoption of Some of his carefree traits by more of us would undoubtedly smooth out the rough path of life considerably. THI ra Senatorial, Connecticut Bristol, Connecticut. Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Football (4, 3); Lacrosse it. .;. J. I) ; Pointer, Assistant Literary Editor (1); Beast Detail. [E athletic and the literary — combi ned in are balance — is what we have found in our Connecticut Yankee. Browned and fit al- ways, from continual tennis, golf, lacrosse, foot- ball; near highbrow in literary habits and in nice choice of the King ' s English; at once star end " L " Co. ' s famed football team and literary editor of the Pointer, that ' s Conze. Through- out four years he has maintained that urbane, sophisticated, superior air of the scholar, be he driving the " L " Co. Yearlings, " Left Face, Right Face, About Face, " dominating " H " Co. Beasts, or perpetuating the thrice-a-day " D Com-p-a-a-n-y-y, Fall In-n-n ! " His wary " Change, STEP! " bore the marks of unmistak- able academic achievement and diplomatic ge- nius. As a Plebe he knew the whole Company. Nothing daunted, ever impartial, as a Yearling he knew the whole Plebe Class ! Hivey — stood five in English at end of Plebe year; susceptible — missed not one hop Yearling sum- mer; human — look that year ' s rank up in the Register! Again demonstrated, the intellect and the flesh, the brain and the brawn. rrV A ytf.4J i i f, u 44 Page eighty-seven m-V HJin-.i,i-;,| n i EaaBastagEiagtetefefefefefr! WILLIAM P. CORDERMAN =- - - n „ r WILLIAM M. CREASY. Jr. 5F " 4W m « Senatorial, Maryland Hagerstown, Maryland. Corporal (2); First Sergeant, Captain (II: Beast Detail; Rifle Sharpshooter. ON that memorable first day of July, 1922, Red did not know a fried egg from a tar- bucket, and had the added burden of being gifted by nature with auburn locks, which re- quired many expressive replies to the usual query, " All right for the lights. Mister? " When academic work began, lie settled down to the more serious occupation of foxing P. Echols, and with such success that he readily became an Engineer. Coaching deficient Cadets was a specialty to which he put a generous amount of time and interest as those he saved will certify. Red donned corporal chevrons with his Second Class stripe and on becoming a First Classman was made a First Sergeant on the Beast Detail. Then the fun began ! The orderly room was his den; personal records and memorandums his hobby. At the end of the summer he was promoted to Company Captain, and under his leadership " L " Co. took its place with the best. Red ' s desire to enter the Corps of Engineers conflicts with his longing for the Field. Sixth District, North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina. Corporal J ; Lieutenant. Sergeant (1) ; Assistant Manager of Track (3, 2). Manager (1); Pointer Battalion Represent- ative (2); Beast Detail; B. A.; Rifle Marksman. IT seems a shame to tell you where he is from, because his native heath has made valiant efforts to live it down ever since. He belongs to the T. A. O. (Try Anything Once) Society, and from reveille when he starts in with his pajamas, to taps when he ends up with his shoes, he is always pulling something off. Among some of his more scintillating efforts to make " all life a little brighter " around West Point, memory treasures the time v. hen return- ing from Christmas leave he left iiome in uni- form, anil arrived at West Point in the fruitiest of " cits " come, he knew not whence, or does one readily forget the day he wrung a snappy 0.5 from P. Wirt in the first section. However, like the onion. Bill has many vir- tues. He has an undeniable " savoir faire " with the sex, never studies, and is always willing to help. And for one who went thru the gloomy depths of the month after furlough as his room- mate, his unfailing cheerfulness was the one consolation in life. n -i ight IN Danny we have the Corps most profession- al complainant and rumor spreader. He lias had plenty of room to expand his profession during his last year. too. In fact wherever you see a group of First Classmen in a heated discussion of the why and wherefores of the rules and regulations you will always find him at the center. If you hear the Corps is going to Washington or the First Class is going to he recognized, look up Dan and you will find the originator. With the exception of Wednes- day afternoon, when he takes his weekly exer- cise, consisting of a walk to the Boodlers, you can always find him in his room contemplating new rumors or lamentations. However, really to know him you must see him on Leave. Can you imagine our little Danny I for he is one of the Corps ' plus petite) sitting on the curbstone in the middle of tin- town with i pipe ill his mouth and nothing on his mind hut his hair and darn little of that, too, watch- ing the machines go by? DAVE was given to the Class of ' 2 by the Academic Board and he has been an en- thusiastic member since the first day of Plebe Summer. However, his first and last unsuccess- ful encounter with the Math Department has made a man from Missouri out of our Ohio classmate (he would walk a mile for a tenth) and only a wife can fathom his silence. Robert, as he is called by the ladies, has taken advantage of his course. He is now boning effi- ciency on his classmates by virtue of a Top Kick ' s chevrons which he chose, due to Scotch ancestry, for check book reasons. He will be a valuable man in any branch he may choose un- less it is " Coast with " (he never talks before breakfast) and will make a shavetail ' s pay look like a turn-back ' s Cadet Store account. Heir- esses beware ! In future years we expect to hear of great things from Dave and his Ford. Page eighty-nine Corporal (. ' ); Sergeant, First Sergeant (1); Football (4) ; Lacrosse (3, 2, 1). " A " (3); Indoor Meet (4); Pointer (3); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, It. BILL ' S career as a Cadet has been replete with too many anecdotes to be related in so small a space, so we ' ll but hit the highspots. As a lacrosse player he has attained no little suc- cess even in the short space of his two years on the squad. His aid to the annual Hundredth Night performers has been invaluable. Who ever heard of a show without proper lighting? Bill has used his ability in true professional fashion. But stop a minute ! There ' s the O. D. an- nouncing visitors at the South Guard House for him now. He ' s out of the Div. before the O. D. has finished sounding off. Bill ' s one of the best P. S ' ers in the class and his popularity isn ' t due to those chevrons either. As a Plebe he was most consistent with his dragging. We venture to say that Graduation will make Will quite a bit happier than he has been here for numerous reasons. Not least of which is the fact that there are no regs prohibiting ra- dios. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant, First Sergeant III; Football (4, 3, 2. 1); Polo (3, 2), Minor " A " (2) Indoor Meet. Tug-o-war Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Mar ager Boxing (3. 2). Manager (1); Hundredth Night (4, 3) Hop Manager (3, 2); Color Lines (3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 2. 1) Beast Detail; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. TOM is one of those men who is never weighted down with his own importance. " Live your life ' ere life is fled; for when you die you ' re a long time dead. " That is and ever has been his motto. Tom ' s always been in love; it ' s just neces- sary, not to his happiness, but to the normal functioning of his world. Coming to West Point with more than an ordinary background of experience, Tom ' s sense of humor carried him thru the trials of Plebe year. Who will ever forget the time when, as a Plebe, he poured a bucket of water on some First Classmen who were indulging in some pre-graduation songs. Blase, yes, but always combined with good nature. Tom has done more than his share to keep up the old morale of those about him. Hundredth Nights and color-lines know him for his silver voice; and football and boxing are not beyond his scope. Even the trials of Beast Detail and a First Sergeant ' s job have left him unchanged. if I ffl,,.. .. I " wrs; ROBERT E. M. DES ISLETS WILLIAM JESSE DEYO, Jr. Eft W£ Pennsylvania National Guard Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Acting Color Corporal (3); Color Corporal C2) ; Captain and Regimental Adjutant (1); Football (4. 3), Monogram (.1): Track (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Monogram (3), " A " (2) i Indooi Meet (4, 3, _ ' . li: Class Athletic Representative (2, I); Hundredth Night Program Committee (2) i Rifle Sharpshooter. ' HAT ' S in a name? " Call him Bobby, laisy, or Mousseau, but beware if you call him " Days-Eyelets " because it is as dan- gerous as being a mule-skinner on a Yearling hike. Bobby bails from Bethlehem and is an active member of the Pennsylvania " Woluntiers. " Daisy received his appointment to the Academy from the National Guard in which he was a high-ranking top-kick. He was determined and persistent to show his brother John that he was a model Kaydet and king of the Mosseau ' s. Hob ' s first move was to make the football squad. Then followed his appointment as Color-Cor- poral. Did he stop at this? Not he! Instead. In- continued until he won his " A " in track, be- ing one of the best hurdlers that ever represent- ed the Academy. Then came the big promotion, when he was appointed Regimental Adjutant because of his splendid set-up, high sense of duty, efficiency in all his undertakings, and above all, his snappy military appearance. Daisy ' s high ranking position has not affected his cheerful and ever pleasing disposition. Fourth District, Maine Tillson, New York. Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. INFANTRY? " " No, I hate doughboy drill. " " Engineers? " " No, too much hard work. " " Coast? " " H— , no. " " Field? " " Well, that looks the best of them all to me. " Every day finds Bill making a close estimate of all the branches, but as yet he has made no decision. He claims the social life in the Army is too much for him; that he likes boodle, but hates it with tea. Just the same we feel that he will overcome his antipathy for tea fights, buy his uniforms and boots with the rest of us, and give the Army a try. The first three years of his stay at the Academy found him indifferent to the time of delivery of the mail. But lately the first thing we hear him say after each mail is. " Mr. Du- crot, has the mail? " We wonder who she is and hope that In- doesn ' t decide for the Coast at the last moment. But no matter what Bill ' s final decision is. wc know that he. with his sense of humor and personality, will make a success of anything he undertakes. ! 4 |ffr J Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Corps Motion Picture Rei sentative ill; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. WHAT Ho! Look whom we have here. The only man accredited with the record of receiving less than five demos in ye deare olde Summer Camp. Hut Harold always was gifted witli the art of being able to avoid them. But wait; we remember the one exception. In October he industriously boned for a week- end leave in November with the double supply of wherewithal. ' Twas sad. The little girl waited in vain for the Cadet who never before had failed. Harold longs to be in fair Germany where many things are more plentiful than here and where buxom frauleins make their home. He ' s a vet of the Army of Occupation; he thinks of returning to those service haunts to scatter that equipment fund where it will do the most good. At one time Harold was an ardent admirer of the Cavalry, but Hitchy-Koo and Buckner converted him from a mounted branch and he is now a disciple of the Engineers. He is determined to wield a slip-stick witli the balk carriers in the days after. WHEN he throws off his coat of indiffer- rence. Doug never fails to do his stuff and do it right. Even tile other team had to admit that lie functioned high, wide and hand- some in the box last summer during the base- ball finals. And in the Engineer-Goat Foot- ball game, it was the runt who scored the first touchdown against the star men. In the section room Doug doesn ' t scintillate, but then, who would like to see a perfectly good chap spoiled by a lot of book learning? He wouldn ' t be the same Doug we ' re used to if he wore stars. Golf, Tennis, and Bridge, each occupy a part of his time, but these with Academics are only secondary. His favorite pastime is that Kaydet surcease from all worry — boning red-comfort- er. He certainly held down the old bunk ! A free moment is a moment ' s sleep for Doug. One will have to go far to find a better and more loyal friend than he has proved to be throughout our four years here. He contem- plates giving up the Army in favor of cit life after graduation. I " r T HOOFER entered bright and gay from th National Guard, flying from Div. to Div with his honest Irish face covered with freckles and drops of perspiration. Since Plebe year however, he has never increased his gait beyond a mild walk, except at " Guides on the line. ' Being a bit heavy, he wants a mounted branch Even at Fort Wright, where the wild horses gallop madly across the parade ground, he is well known. For three years he played the mandolin, then realizing that a Victrola was just as artistic and far safer, lie changed. And speaking of music, the Cullum assembly seldom sees him absent. Need We add especially when there is a feed hoi)? His greatest joy is in slamming a comrade gently under the faucet of the hall sink. He is known to have put one Yearling under three times in one afternoon, single handed. " Cosmo " " Adventure " - red comforter- trap shooting crap shooting (watch him raise his chest) arc Ins hobbies. Forty-second District, New York Buffalo, New York. Acting Corporal (3); Color Corporal (J); Color Sergeant il); Coif Squad (2); Howitzer Staff, Advertising Manager (1); Hop Manager (_ ' , ll; King Committee; Catholic Sunday- School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. AS a Plebe, Red used to talk a great deal about hair — red hair to be exact — and lights. After recognition he continued to talk a great deal — even more than as a Plebe, but by then his subject had changed. From then on it was. " Why. man. the power developed by those falls is tremendous. " Etc. Etc. — off again on his famous eeomium of Buffalo. So familiar is Red with the material of his orations. and so thoroughly does he cover it that we ' re convinced that Buffalo is the keystone munici- pality of the nation. Not a superman in any line, but ready for anything; whether it be a round of golf with the best of them; a helping hand to some strug- gling Goat; a Hop; in fact anything. Herman is always there with his assistance. His mature judgment has stood us in good stead throughout the publication of this volume. He has always furnished the approved solution for the almost insurmountab le difficulties that constantly arose in this " big business. " Page ninety-three Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1): Track (4, 3, 2, 11: Cross Country (4); Cyninasium (4. 3, 2, 1); Class Historian (2); Honor Committee (3, 2, 1); Pointer Staff 12. 1): Stars (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. HOW seldom do we hear of an Engineer who will admit it. Here we find one of those rare beings. Even in Beast Barracks as a Plebe we used to hear him say. " I wisli the academic work would start. " The end of the first month saw him in all first sections and he hasn ' t been out of one since. Despite the numerous other interests that demand his at- tention, he has worn stars every year but one. Herb ' s greatest work has not been for him- self, as hundreds of goats will test ify. Never before was the coaching system so fully de- veloped as it was under his supervision. We always give praise to our athletes for their ability in representing the Academy in the field of sport, but seldom do we think of the man who has taken the thankless task of keeping the nu- merous goats among them upon the eligible list so they can compete. Herb is greatly interested in the diplomatic service and. in a few years, his classmates will not be surprised to read of his success in his new undertaking. VOGEL, Vogele, Voegele (pronounced Fogal — spelled as you wish) they called him when they first saw him. for he must have been a bird. They tell me that when he discovered America, back in 1901, he prided himself in be- ing a follower of Columbus, but he ' s over that now. George is one of those fellows who are serious when, and only when, they feel like it. Some- times lie picks up a hobby and keeps at it until he has mastered the fundamentals, then some- thing else takes his eye. One of his most persist- ant hobbies is working with the dumb-bells. With these he has learned to do wonders. As a room-mate he is too good to be true. He does all the work, and is as regular and con- sistant as an alarm clock. Even better — you don ' t have to wind him up. His one failing is that lie is a woman-hater. He drags — yes — and when he does they are keen, but he doesn ' t care enough for dragging to put him out of the woman-hater class. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); S ming (4, 3. 2. 1), Captain (1); Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2, 1); llun.lir.lih Night (2); Election Committee (3): Color Line (1); Beast Detail; Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. NEVER saw a conscientious Pennsylvania Dutchman? " Well, here ' s your chance — gaze upon the rare conglomeration. It ' s Gun- boat Elliott, who ' d always rather torture the most elusive Phil problem in the world, or hone spoon for an infinite number of consecutive waist plates, than delve into any Cosmo pub- lished. Hitching a caisson to the moon, and then digging in and working like — well, the wav the average Kaydet prefers not to work — is very apparently his forte. This is the view- point of those who have known him since he took the first reef in his chin. But don ' t get the impression that lie isn ' t human, for that ' s a false assumption. He ' s been human, even humane, enough to feel a lasting pity for the breast stroke record, made several years ago in the pool. While still a humble Plebe he snorted in disdain at said record, and then he sit out to conquer. Result — new his- tory — so that now the fast changing record feels about as confident of itself as the Hotel would feel during a typhoon. Acting Color Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Lieutenant, Captain (1); Tennis (2); Hundredth Night (4, 3); Election Com- mittee (3, 2); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Catholic Choir (4, 3) ; Rifle Marksman. WAY back in the dim dawn of history when the Class of ' 26 entered Reast Barracks, there was one big Plebe who stood out above all the others. While the rest of us were tearing our hair and gnashing our tectli in a frenzied endeavor to spec the Plebe Bible overnight. Bill Ennis calmly surveyed the whole world from the dizzying heights of " six foot four " and made us all miserable by invariably giving the correct answer to every question. Then the mystery solved itself — we found out that he had spent several years on the post as a wee sma ' lad absorbing the spirit and traditions of the place even before he became a Cadet. After getting off to this flying start Bill sauntered through the rest of the four years in an effort- less way that has made him envied by all the rest of the class. Bill has always preached the doctrine of in- difference, but he has habitually failed to Live as he taught. If there was an I.. I ' . job to be done he was bound to be mixed up in it sooner or later. THE wistfulness of his eyes and the curls of his lashes served to temper the wrath of even the Beast Detail and thus started Ed on an easy career. These effects, however, were by no means confined to this species. He has yet to come from a hop without describing the new O. A. O. as prettier, wiser, and sweeter than any he ' s ever had before. While feebly striving to become an alchemist and philosopher, his social proclivities got the better of him and the well-known bridge club came into being. His constitution requires abundant sleep, a flowing line, and the absorption of a great deal of hair-raising fiction. The only time that Ed was ever disturbed from any of these pursuits was that bright frosty morning when the radia- tor imitated Vesuvius and drove him from his red comforters with the noise of a thousand charging Bueyri. RRRRRR! This is the coldest darn room barracks! " And so saying, the tin you love to touch disappears anew beneath the blankets to give vent to strange, ungodly sounds, registering sleep. This, to quote P. Wirt, is his most characteristic quality. Not lazy — just born tired and had a relapse. Flivver started out with, and held until this year, the class record for prancing to and fro (mostly fro) across the Corn ' s back yard. As a fencer. Flivver has proven himself a master on the mat, and had he but lived in ye ancient days, he would have swashbuckled with the best, his duels and his escapades the toast of the country. He has given the Navy " What For " with his snicker-snee, and furthermore has been one of the men his class could always count on to score in the indoor meet. As a fair Senorita in last year ' s Hundredth Night, he beguiled us all, and his never-to-be- forgotten rendition of the tango will be equalled only when Pop Swartwood learns to cut the Charleston. Page ninety-six mm mmMWbmmjmbm, 7r I " 5z r HAROLD MrCI.l ' RK FORDK fe. Fourth District, Colorado Sai.ida, Colorado. Corporal (2); Sergeant ill; Polo (2); [ndooi Meet (3); Hundredth Night (3, J, 1) J Camp Illumination (3, I); Beast Detail; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. YOU never can tell ' til you ' ve tried them and then you are apt to be wrong " is appli- cable to this chap from Colorado. He ' s one of " them quiet cusses " and believes that any work done by his head to Save his feet is work well done. Yet his motives are often misunderstood. If you ever chanced into his room during ( ' . (}.. when the T. D. requires study, especially during tin- writs in December and May. yon would find a cluster of goats, from Plebes to Second-Classmen, drawing numbers at the door and standing in line awaiting their turns with the coach. He ' s saved Christmas leave for more than one. and saved others from foundation. When it comes to pushing knowledge through someone else ' s " cabeza, " he ' s right there with the ramrod. His drawings for The Pointer, The Howitzer and the paintings for the Hundredth Night Shows give an approved solution of " A little pinch of powder, a Little dab of paint, make a hit of cardboard look like what it ain ' t. " Eighth District, Massachusetts Le. in ;ton, Massac iusktts. Hockey (3); Indo t, Wrestling (2); Colo Sharpshooter. SOME folks are more sinned against than sinning. Among these we find " Fighting- Bob, " well up at the head. Hailing from Mass- achusetts, imbued with the romantic idea of be- ing a " Nation ' s Pampered I ' et " he arrived here in a burst of weather. Soon he learned that all was not well. Ever sinee he has lived under the impression that had his father been a colonel, he would not be on the receiving end of so many orderly-room notes for dusty what-nots and rusty thing-a-majigs. Even in the field of sciences, this spectre has haunted him. The Academic Board somehow has failed to recognize li is sterling worth. For three years they have been trying to persuade him to renounce the grey, but he has, as ever, remained adatnantean to their wiles, until now, In- spends his time figuring out how much he can split with some, at present, unknown person. The future holds high things for Robert, whether it is a " Jenny " or a Martin Bomber re- mains to be seen. i M 1 THOMAS B. GAILBREATH _LEWIS SHERRILL GRIFFING Fourth District, Tennessee Gainesboro, Tennessee. Sergeant (1): Rifle Squad (3. _». 1), Monogram (3), Minor " A " (J). Rifle Cup (3); Expert Rifleman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. INDIFFERENT Tom, the deadshot from the sunny South where life is easy-going and pleasant to live. He exemplifies his locality, not only exemplifies it but is a character in himself. We shudder to think of what he could he if he would only " put out " ; hut that ' s not his way. He is not a " snake " and that ' s no exaggera- tion. He went to one hop at the Academy and didn ' t drag to it. Why can this he so? Perhaps it ' s because of someone in Tennessee, but the general opinion is that he fears for the physical well-being of the weaker sex. You see some of them might he materially injured in the mad rush for him as he entered. The mainstay of the Rifle Team for three years he is always there with the proverbial goods, not to mention that cup for which " G " Co. had only him to thank. Taking life as it comes, with an aversion to all things gained by base ambition, his com- placent nature is to be envied. His will be a life of exhilarating and unholy bliss. First District, Nerc York East Hampton, New York. Polo (2); Hundredth Night (3); Cheer Leader (J. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. DID you sleep in that overcoat, Mr. Grif- fing? " Lew smilingly admitted that on account of extreme cold weather, he had arisen, arrayed himself in said garment, and spent the rest of the night in perfect comfort. Sleep al- ways has had a fascination for Lew. While the rest of us would be boning Christmas leave in the hall after taps, he would be with us in body only. Invariably would he fall asleep and have to be put to bed, despite his plea that he was reading the last line, and not sleeping. " But there is one place where sleep is for- gotten, and Lew surprises us all with his un- stemmed tide of enthusiasm and pep. That spot is an athletic field. During our first three years, he used to worry us with his display of energy, and cause us to fear for his health. So it was with a thankful heart that we saw him elected cheer leader. Not only has he room in which to strut his stuff, but the spirit of the Corps is kept up to top pitch by his fiery ex- ample. With Lew in front, there is no danger of the team ' s lacking support. DICK had a hard time as a Plebe, for his humorous disposition often caused his rela- tions with the apperclassmerj to become strain- id. On top of that there was his red hair! When he became a Yearling, he found a still harder battle for he travelled often to Cullum and he just naturally couldn ' t resist the females. Bach hop night was the same as the preceding inn — 1 ' ink ' s bewailing moan, " that hop wasn ' t half long enough. Why I didn ' t get to dance with half the f( ■mines I knew. " And so it continued two years. He was |uitc impartial to the possessors of all those endearing young charms until a day in June, of his First (lass year. He ' ll be playing Young Lochinvar soon, we expect, for he ' s honing cav- alry now. He gives it as his fixed opinion that whenever there is danger in the guise of a difficult writ. deadbeating becomes a man ' s privilege— one of those inalienable rights. Furthermore, he proves his statement by actions — how. we don ' t know, nor will we inquire. WITH the avowed intention of notifying the " Supe " personally of his presence, this Texan arrived at the Point, to add consider- ably to it ' s pleasantness and enjovabilitv. His first year is especially notable for two things, namely: his debut on the Boxing Squad with its fine possibilities for future fame, and his ability to split 50-50 with our mathematical friends. Griz ' s harsh manner in his amusement o f Plebes caused him to he awarded the much coveted " Walking Privileges " his Yearling year. Following that successful year, he learned much of the " Institution of Furlo. " In fact, a se- ries of journeys totaling some 4000 miles meant nothing to him, in keeping up with " Her. " Because of an unending series of " Cadet Grizzard report to the O. D. for Special, " lie managed to exist through the " Second Class Deadheat. " It was during Second ( " lass year that (iriz proved his worth as a boxer, and fin- ishing undefeated, he was duly elected Captain of the Boxing Team. WHEN Boone entered, he had very little knowledge of what he was coming to, but much less did he know of what was coming to him. However, in September lie started the long academic grind with vigor. Three years followed in which Boone qualified as an en- gineer, and showed his athletic ability on the Basketball and Lacrosse Squads. When Boone finally became one of the guar- dians of the traditions of the Corps, a First Classman, he was assigned to the Beast Detail. Here he gained for himself the distinction of being the most efficient officer on the detail, but ere this assignment was half over he lost two hours of sleep, chevrons, liberty, week-end leaves, football games, and Christmas leave. However, this failed to discourage him. Although one of the youngest men in the class, Boone possesses a polish and " savior faire " that would be an asset to many an older man. His easy and convincing manner of talking, and his ability to do the right tiling at the rigiit time, have given him an irresistible personality. HERE we have Joe. as true a friend and pleasing a personality as there is to be found in the Corps. From the time Bill Leaf first picked him out as worthy of notice among the Second Co. Pieties until the balmy days of First Class June, Joe travelled his business-like way. never allowing slight troubles to ruffle his steady humor. To accuse him of being a file- boner would be to add insult to injury. How- ever, he is strong on concentration and never sleeps over his books. When " D " Co. ' 26 bursts forth in song his pleasing tenor voice rounds out the four or six. He is well known as one of the strongest exponents of the Terpsichorean art both at Cullum and in the Hundredth Night shows. His happiest moments are spent on the balcony with a fair lady, discoursing on the merits of Freud. Nietzche. or Machiavelli. He does rot pose as a woman-hater, in fact he has always been a consistent hopoid. but he remains among those privileged to sit back and discourse of the follies of marriage for a Second Lieu- tenant. I Third District, West Virginia Washington, 1). C. Corporal (2); First Sergeant, Lieutenant (1); Rifle Team (4, 3, - ' . 1); Expert Rifleman; Pistol Marksman. RED " enjoyed a career in the Army before he joined us. He is one of the three men in the class who wear oversea chevrons, and the service that they represent brings him placid contentment in the knowledge that he has al- ready been weighed in the balance and not found wanting. If it ' s every soldier ' s desire to set- action in war. then his ambition along that line has been realized. The Infantry is going to get a real doughboy when Ham reports for duty. He possesses all the qualities characteristic of an Infantryman, even down to his love for an Army mule. He can escort one of those creatures with all the gentleness antl consideration of a mother push- ing a baby carriage. He proved his ability along this line during the maneuvers Yearling Summer. You might ask him to tell you about his experiences at that time, only don ' t suggest that he might have lost a little religion invent ing pet names to be adtletl to the list of titles by which the mule is variously known. Corp. THIS is the man who, when a Plebe, swore that he would never attend a Kaydet hop. and who never did attend one — at least, until Plebe June. Since that time, however, he hasn ' t missed a single one! Snakey? Why. Sam is the undisputed champion of the Corps of Cadets in affairs of the heart. What? You have not heard the tale of his adventures one summer evening during First Class Camp ' Well, it all happened like this — but perhaps you would rather have him tell you about it. The whole story adds considerably to his already great fame as one of our leading students of the fair sex. Now. tit) not suppose that snaking is Sam ' s only claim to fame. He is a horseman of no mean renown, and his equestrian feats never fail to attract much admiration from riding in- structors as well as Cadets, ilr is an ardent de votee of I ' escrime. His " dis " record is always gootl. and he always is well within the limit ot demerits for week-end leaves, so that he doesn ' t miss any of them, unless he forgets to submit his application on time. i ■ hundred one Senatorial , Virginia Richmond, Virginia. SINCE his entrance to the Point the course of the subject at hand has been smootli and serene. Malcolm is sufficiently hivey to be classed among those fortunates who are neither engineers nor goats. He has known neither the sensation of being only one-tenth " pro " after the last writ, nor the worries of an exam. The T. I), recognized his worth from the start and First Class year finds him wearing the chevrons of " H " Co. ' s G-4. His record as the " H " Co. logistician speaks for itself. His love for Lucky Strikes, the red comforter and good fiction grows from a strong desire for the comforts of life and a belief in the conserva- tion of physical energy. Corporal (2) : Color Sergeant (1) ; Lacrosse (.!) ; Polo ( _ . 1 ) : Pointer (2, 1); Ring Committee (3, 2. 1); Rifle Marksman. WAAAAAA-HOOOOOO! " Ham ' s pleased about something — That Cavalry yell is his mode of expressing pure happiness — a sort of Yearling s " Yea Furlo " to a perfect moon — or else it ' s his way of hiding internal discomfort. His bluest moments find him presenting to the world his most cheerful exterior. He is no " B-acher " about anything. Ham is a habitant of first sections, the Polo Field and Cullum Hall. He has always been more or less in favor with the god of Academics and the Army hasn ' t a harder playing man in the sport of princes. In regard to the latter a femme told me last week-end that — but she asked me not to tell — and such a statement might embarass " Horsey " in some future " af- fair de cocur. " Ham ' s code is the code of a Cavalryman — unselfishness, fairness, tolerance. His is a character of accepting half measures in noth- ing. He will make the service as he has made West Point — better because of his presence. " A man who loves a horse is worth loving as a friend. " r. ne hundred tv n mm mmmmm , WILLIAM B. HAWTHORNE X X y stS l ELVIN RAGNVALD HEIBERG Pennsylvania National Guard II ah ius in -m;, Pennsylvania. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) ; Track (4. 3) J Cross Country li. Monogram (4); Indoor Meet. Medicine I ' .all Team it. 3, _ ' . 1); Honor Committee ill; B. A.; A. B.j Rifle Sharp- shooter ; Pistol Sharpshooter. WHEN " Bouncin Bill ' s " heart first throb- bed in patriotic response to the fire and zest of " The Pennsylvania Wolnnteers, " there was horn in his boyish bosom a great desire. And so. he left the portals of dear old " Tee, " and gave unto the profession of arms his all and all ; a big heart, a ready hand, and a per- sonality which has made him the friend of all; the enemy of none. Upon returning from Mitchell Field, Bill was so completely enthused with the idea of flying that he contrived a singularly brilliant plan of fortifying his decision to keep out of the In fantry. It appears that he diplomatically ar- ranged, by means of a series of conferences with the T. 1).. to be allowed to tramp, tram]), tramp, until. like Kipling, he could fervently cry. " Boots? Nay! Give me wings, oh God of War! " And so it seems our own Bill goes to the Air. but who can say: even though lie be a confirmed bachelor, he may yet take the Coast. At Large Washington, D. C. Acting Corporal ( .! ) ; Corporal (2); Captain (1); Fencing Squad (4, 3, 2). Manager (II: Indoor Meet (3); Engineer Football Team (2); Class Treasurer (1); Pointer, Advertis- ing Manager (1); Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1); Vice-President Dialectic Society ill; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Beast Detail; A. B., I ' .. A ; Stars (4); Bugle Notes, Assistant Editor (2), Editor (1); Fourth of July Oration (1). FROM " King of the Beasts " to " King of the Birds " ; from the best of Captains to the best of the bucks. That ' s the brief story of Vald ' s First (lass year. He has worn every- thing from stars, and four stripes to the clean sleeve of a first class buck, and he ' s one of the few men who can wear either with the same good grace. His various activities arc too numerous to mention. The old desk is always crammed SO full of Pointer, Bugle Notes. Hundredth Night and Board of Governors poop sheets, that you never know how he can always manage to find ' em when they ' re needed. A car, a femme, a two hour trip after taps one night, resulted in his fall from favor with the T. D., but it will take a whole lot more than that to make him lose any of the esteem and respect, which lie commands from his friends; and they are many. VENI Vidi Vici ! " That famous historical phrase which smote his enemies with fear. clearly characterized Caesar ' s method of con- quest, but to no greater degree than it now de- scribes Al ' s versatile experience in athletics. To serve as an illustration of how appropriately these words fit Al ' s career as an athlete, any one of the numerous sports in which he has participated might be chosen. There is. for instance, soccer. While it would hardly be the truth to say Al never saw a soccer ball before com. ' ng to West Point, it would certainly not be a prevarication, were it said that up to that memorable time no soccer ball had ever suffered at tin- " hands of his cruel dogs. " And yet. after a little experience in intramural and some varsity practice, he sor.n became an expert goal tender in fact we think he ' s the best that Army has had. Nurrni (he got that at track) has proved himself a valuable classmate not only by his athletic prowess but also by the manner in which be has conducted himself through the four years. THIS lad has an unlimited store of good- nature. Nothing ever bothers him. As- piring to great heights. Bennie. enlisted in the Air Service — the roads at Kelly Field are proof- positive of his skillful manipulation of a pick and shovel. However, what ' s a little manual labor now and then: Determined to fly. West Point offered another approach, so the scene shifts to New York, to Beast Barracks in the old Sixth Co. Whenever anything was doing, trust Bennie to be mixed up in it, and invari- ably he was " hived. " Many times we " reported around " to find him there before us stimulating pouter pigeon. Besides his ambition. Bennie is restless and can ' t stay put. He has wandered around the third Batt like a bomber hunting for his landing field. He has been in three com- panies of the third batt. a lowly Plebe in " M " Co., a Yearling, then a Second Class Corp in " I. " . and finally, after another Beast Barracks (on the detail), a Sergeant in " I " Co. Page one hundred four - 1.„ „.., . awg; GUY BEASLEY IIKNDKKSON Tenth District, Indiana Gary, Indiana. rporal (J); Sergeant (1); Pistol Squad (3, 2); Hundr Night (2); Choir (4, 3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert Hendy. Get nick. ' ' Then GOSH ! Gang, here com your feet off the floor, the argument ensues and no matter what the subject, his quotations of figures, " official dope " and unheard of B. S. are hound to hring this Hoosier through to a shining victory. Nor does his affinity for the hull cease here. For tin- past two years he has heen a sure shot of the pistol team. However, with the " retainers of our week-end leaves " Hendy has not fared so well. His arguments do not gain enough headway to gather the momentum required to penetrate the wall of demos. However his harvest of demerits is more than compensated for by his spooniness and effi- ciency. In summer cam]) Guy joined the ranks of the movie stars when he was designated to drill before the camera and show just how those regs should lie carried out. Hendy ' s noted for his hearty laughter and cheerful disposition and when lie " joins up " outside, the doughboys ' morale is bound to rise correspondingly. United States Army Floral Park, New York. oral ( . ) ; Corporal (2); Sergeant. Supply Ser- Rill. ' Team (-1). Monogram (4); Indoor Meet ); Honor Committee; Rifle Kxpert ; ol Marksman. WHAT Philosopher said that the greatest seat of learning was Diagonal Walk? Why, Jock of course ! Going across Diagonal absorbing pages of knowledge as the last prep- aration for the eternal struggle. Since time imme morial (1921) he has heen eluding the leads and blows of the Academic Departments. One blow did land, however, and as a result Jock graduates with US instead of with ' 25. The old adage that talent is never divided holds true in his ease, for in spite of having to spend a great tleal of time parrying right and left hooks from Math., English, et al, Jock is adept at keeping one jump ahead of the Tae. Impossible? Will, look at the records — he ' s never served a con or a tour. Herte ' s activities may have been curbed by Academics, but at that he has found time to serve on the Honor Committees, win his Mono gram on the Rifle Team, and lead the " M " Co. team to championship in Track. To know him as a Buddie has been a rare privilege. Z y% Second District, Kentucky Madisonville, Kentucky. Corporal (2); Lieutenant ( 1) : Polo (2) ; Howitzer Staff, Ath- letic Editor (1); Election Committee (3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night (2) J Camp Illumination (3) ; Beast Detail; Rifle Sharpshooter ; Pistol Sharpshooter. HERE comes George. " " Sure he ' ll play. Try to keep him from it ! " So another game of bridge is instigated. But don ' t think that George spends all his time at such parties. His fondness for the game and his ability, of course, crop out at appro- priate times to fill rainy afternoons. Many come here to end up with a fully de- veloped sense of humor as the result of four years of environment, but George brought bis humor with him. His wise-cracks, good or bad. run from reveille ' til taps without a halt. No matter what goes wrong, he puts a new light on the situation by crashing through with some strange angle of his philosophy on the better side of life — or perhaps by citing a ridiculous situation which makes ours look pleasant. George gives others the advantage of his hiveyness. The success of his coaching is evi- denced by the presence of the men who would not be here had the gods of Math, and English had full sway. TOMMY has had a hard vigorous fight these four years at the Academy. This stalwart ad has always been a goat but by dint of hard work and conscious effort has invariably won over the Academic Department. Despite the fact that he has been turned out several times Tommy has had time to become distin- guished in Army athletics. He won a letter and a star by tying the existing Academy pole vault record. Thus was the Navy shattered. Tommy has a better claim to the esteem of his class- mates in his high sense of duty and the true gold of his heart, T. R. is a real friend to those who know him best, for there is nothing he wouldn ' t do for another. Culluni Hall has al- ways had an attraction for him, where his suave manners quickly win for him a place in the hearts of the femmes. B 1 ,: United States Army St. Augustine, Florida. Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; First Sergeant, Captain (1); Class Historian (3, 1) ; Hundredth Night (4, 3) ; Poihtei (3, - ' . O: Editor (1): Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Color Lines. (1) ; Expert Rifleman. [LL came to us from the Army, where he had given both the Air Service and the horses a lair chance. He is a good student and a conscientious worker, so he has had no trouble in netting along with the Academic Board, and has been given ample reward by the Tactical Department. Bill started out early in his Pebe year bon- ing work for the Corp as a body, and it has been due to these e J orts that we find him Editor-in-Chief of 7 " e Pointer. His motto has been " a bigger and better Pointer " and his hard work and untiring effort have produced the de- sired result. Bv ' f The Pointer has not been his sole work for ' .le Corps, for there has been scarcely an activity in which he has not had a hand. We all feel hat Graduation will part US from a friend, and a loyal classmate, and we hope to meet him i i the Service where he is sure to make his wav as successfully as he has here. Tenth District, North Carolina Washington, D. C. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Regimental Sergeant- Major (1); Boxing (3. 21; Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1). Monogram (3, 2); Pointer (2, 1); Hundredth Nighf (1) ; Election Committee (3. 2, 1); Delegate. Silver Bay ( 3 i : Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. BEING a son of the Army, Church hails from no particular locality. Being a lover of travel prior to his entrance to the Academy, he was never content to remain long in one place. Plebe year he ranked among the En- gineers, but wishing to broaden his experience he journeyed to a place of distinction among the near immortals. They say " a rolling stone. etc. " but there is an exception, for the T. D. has never failed to adorn his sleeve. Thus he came to be awarded a membership in that se- lect group, the Staff, as Sergeant- Major. Score one for the Taes ' judgment, for they did not overlook conscientious efforts. Church would probably have been first Cap tain if the decision had been left to another im- portant department at West Point. To be SO popular with the ladies is not so easy, but Church is well qualified as a gentleman, and when he wishes to meet a certain femme he does not hesitate to use his initiative to ac- complish that end. 0 L i Seventh District, S mth Caratima E. SoCTH CaROLIXA- _ _ ■ ■ . - Doxxtbrook, North Dakota. ■ - : T great Jieiinick — The Bishoprille Hero ! just completed the Academy ' s Special fire rear course. During this time he has been noted as a carpenter, mechanic, and a thousand other things. Many of his enterprises hare been successful, some — hut let us dwell only on the successful ones. The " thousand other things " mentioned above refers primarily to his work in the grin. A thousand graceful stunts is a conservative esti- mate for the number that Jimmie can do on the horizontal bar. His pet hobby is " boning muck. " When others are reading fiction and wrapping themselres in red comforters. Jim- mie is at the gymi practicing giant swings and circles. It is a real treat to watch him work, too. The Corps will miss this man as much as any other man in " 2 . He leares a host of friends here, who wish him all the success and luck in the world. L again at his picture before rom read ' :: -- --.-.- :■.:.-•- • - .? his statement. " Now. when I was on Furlo. I didn ' t P. S. a single femme. " Ther all must hare been n arried. Johnny for you and the femmes are as absolutely inseparable as an air- plane and a crash When he is not off on leave in New York ris-ting one of his numerous O. A. O. ' s, ther are flocking to the Point ing to persuade him feat Air " with " has more advantages than Air ' •cithout. " So far ther hare not met with success and Johnnr is still free from anr entangling alliances. After the norelty of firing wears aii. we look to see him succumb to the feminine wiles like the best us. But then. Johnnr sometimes does the last thing to be expected of him. By careful management, proper training, etc.. he may ac- tually succeed in eluding his charmers and re- tain, out in the service, that glcrious freedom of worry which has marked his career while at the Point. -fv " sr JL " i a " -w " «jL ' V- v £i5»£S S- ° took a trip to Uncle Sam ' s Military Academy, a trip which indeed has proved successful, tor without it. to ' 26, a man of Harry Johnson ' s caliber would still he a myth. Great-hearted, he is always ready to join forces with a goat class- mate and together stage a vigorous battle for the Goat ' s Christmas or week-end leave. Johnnie stands well up in the first sections, hut that, like everything else he has obtained, has been earned by hard unselfish work: and. as a result, we have a real bonest-to-goodness man with a wonderful personality and a character that will ever linger in our memories. We will always he proud to refer to hiin as a Grad. and a classmate. As a rider Johnnie excels. Roman riding and cross country races art fine pastimes for him. and the- Army Polo Team owes much to the service of this I I). As for Johnnie ' s future it docs look mighty bright, His mind is set on wearing lastles id. as (irizzv would sav, " funny buttons. " KIND reader — our Johnny. Yes. the pride. first of Kansas, at present of " C " Co. — organization of organizations. We first noticed him years ago, when Simon Bolivar said. " Mr. Johnson, have you harried to keep Step vet? " Tlic area, engineer sections, a few goat sec- tions, chevrons, athletics. Cullum Hall, the ga- mut of Kaydet days have all played their part with Johnny. He ' s not a perpetual snake, hut when he ' s hit he takes the count — for a time. We remember him especially for his " Keen File " personality. For example, when a Year- ling, he walked a couple of months and lost Christmas Leave just because he wanted to help a classmate. The T. I), thought of it in a dif feren - way. Still the T. I), did not cast him utterly aside, he now wears " top kicks " chevrons. Radio and the Signal Corps go well together so look for him with a pair of " phones " on when the battle ends. hundred Sfefcfcfe AA Jg k i b g SgHgSg ggBBg! $ pwgg«M«ga fe ka l ALFRED HENRY JOHNSON " Seventh District, South Carolina Bishopvii.i.k, South Carolina. Corporal _ ' ); Manager ( 1) ; Sergeant ( 1) ; Polo (2) ; Gymn; Indoor Meet (3, 2, 1 1 ; Pointe ■edth Night C3) ; Rifle Marksm; THE great Jiminick — The Bishopville Hire! has just completed the Academy ' s Special five year course. During this time he has been noted as a carpenter, mechanic, and a thousand other things. Many of his enterprises have been successful, some — but let us dwell only on the successful ones. The " thousand other things " mentioned above refers primarily to his work in the gym. A thousand graceful stunts is a conservative esti- mate for the number that Jimmie can do on the horizontal bar. His pet hobby is " boning muck. " When others are reading fiction and wrapping themselves in red comforters. Jim- mie is at the gym practicing giant swings and circles. It is a real treat to watch him work. too. The Corps will miss this man as much as any other man in ' 2( . He leaves a host of friends here, who wish him all the success and luck in the world. L Third District, North Dakota DoNNVBROOK, NoRTH DAKOTA. (_ ; Lieutenant (1); Rifle Squad ( 3, 2). Monogram Beast Detail; Rifle Expert: Pistol Marksman. OOK again at his picture before you read his statement, " Now. when I was on Furlo. I didn ' t P. S. a single femme. " They all must have been n arried, Johnny for you and the femmes are as absolutely inseparable as an air- plane and a crash When he is not off on leave in New York vis.ting one of his numerous O. A. O. ' s. they art flocking to the Point try- ing to persuade him that Air " with " has more advantages than Air ' " Vithout. " So far they have not met with success and Johnny is still free from any entangling .-.lliances. After the novelty of flying wears off. we look to see him succumb to the feminine wilts like the best of us. But then. Johnny sometimes does the last thing to lie expected of him. By careful management, proper training, e c. he may ac- tually succeed in eluding his charmers and re- tain, out in the service, that glerious freedom of worry which lias marked his career while at the Point. M if AFTER four long years at Bucknell our hero, in search of the Goddess " Education " took a trip to Uncle Sam ' s Military Academy, a trip which indeed has proved successful, for without it. to ' 26, a man of Harry Johnson ' s caliber would still he a myth. Great-hearted, lie is always ready to join forces with a goat class- mate and together stage a vigorous battle for the Goat ' s Christmas or week-end leave. Johnnie stands well up in the first sections. but that, like everything els.- he has obtained, has been earned by hard unselfish work; and. as a result, we have a real honest-to-goodness man with a wonderful personality and a character that will ever linger in our memories. We will always he proud to refer to him as a (irad. a classmate. As a rider Johnnie excels. Roman riding cross-country races are fine pastimes for and the Army Polo Team owes much to service of this P. I). As Idr Johnnie ' s future it does look mi bright. His mind is set on wearing " castles and. as Grizzy would sav. " funny buttons 1111. the htv KIND reader — our Johnny. Yes, the pride, first of Kansas, at present of " C " Co. — organization of organizations. We first noticed him years ago, when Simon Bolivar said, " Mr. Johnson, have you learned to keep step yet: " The area, engineer sections, a few goat sec- tions, chevrons, athletics. Cullum Hall, the ga- mut of Kaydet days have all played their part with Johnny. He ' s not a perpetual snake, hut when he ' s hit he takes the count — for a time. We remember him especially for his " Keen File " personality. For example, when a Year- ling, he walked a couple of months and lost Christmas Leave just because he wanted to help a classmate. The ' 1 ' . 1). thought of it in a dif- feren way. Still the T. I), did not east him utterly aside. he now wears " top kicks " chevrons. Radio and the Signal Corps go well together so look for him with a pair of " phones " on when the battle ends. I ' . ikl ' ?ne hundred nine Senatorial , Indiana Frkelandville, Indiana. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Hundredth Xight (4. 3, 2, 1); Beast Detail; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. ART is one of those hivey Hoosiers who, in tilt natural course of events, gravitate to the upper regions unknown to the immortals. Because of his name numerous guesses have been made as to his nationality, the nearest so far puts him as half Engineer and half Keen File. He has incurred much odium because of his illustrious ancestor — the one who per- petrated all those scientific laws upon an un- suspecting world — but he has manfully lived it down and emerged with his good nature un- ruffled. His summer on the Beast Detail had a strange effect on his correspondence. It now pours in from many states. It may be due to the fact that in B. S. ' ing the Plebes he developed a fluent line, or more probably that in teaching them he himself learned something of the " Manual of Arms. " I wonder if we men in Summer Camp missed out on anything? Art ' s taking the Engineers or Air Service. Whichever it may be. we all wish him the best of luck. Fourth District, Indiana Washington, D. C. Corporal (2): Battalion Sergeant-Major (1); Swimming (4. .!. 2. 11. Monogram tl. 2). Minor " A " (1); Indoor Mitt. i4. .1. 2. 1); Expert Rifleman; Pistol Marksman. BACK in the dim ages, a handsome curly headed Plebe fell in with the first section in Math, and marched it off to strew s tar dust. Little did he reckon (curses) that he would some day be famous as a goat-herder and mar- shall his long horned flock into the realms of Military Art. This alone should demonstrate the versatility of our Jaime. His calm indifferent manner leads one to be- lieve him to be a man of age and experience. Hut. although Jimmy may be experienced, he is far from aged. He is — to tell the truth — the class baby, though one would never think Known as a hound for discipline, he was the terror of the Beast Detail ; also the terror of the civilians who dot the stoop of Barracks on Saturdays and who give way before the commanding appearance and martial sound-off of our beloved Hot Dog (Woof! Woof!), as he politely bows (see Visay) and says " Jake says to please move on. " m A A A Page one hundred twelv n i ' fc BILL says the only trouble with life is that one has to quit sleeping to eat and quit eating to sleep. Needless to say, West Point has cramped his style. But you should have seen him on Furlo ! Ten hours of sleep a day is his minimum, hut since he enjoys his bunk so much, and it agrees with him so well, ' tis surely his privilege. However, for the fourteen conscious hours. Hill is well worth his keep during the other ten. Always acquiescing; growl and he ' ll prowl with you. laugh and he ' ll do the same. No one can imagine him in any kind of a row with a fellow Kaydet. Vnii just can ' t make him mad. Ever since In- first drove in from Cincinnati on August 28, 1924, and bewilderingly went to l ' -rade the first day .liter furlo, he has been piping anil planning. Whether a kitchenette or a bachelor bungalow is included in those plans, time alone will tell. Affectionate, happy go- lucky, hivey and lazy, that ' s Hill. EVER unruffled, patient, imperturbable, and nonchalant is " good ol ' Gufus. " He never bones, hurries, or worries, yet he was good enough to play on the losing Engineer football team his Second Class year. Yes, he ' s one of the naturally hivey few. Hut his hiveyness doesn ' t stop there. It won for him a position on the Howitzer Staff, and made him one of the head-coaches for deficient football players his First Class year. His " affaires de coeur " at the Academy have been varied, but now only the ONE remains. " An- you marrying at graduation? " " No, the day after. " he answers. Even in this he has a proper amount of equanimity. " DISMOUNT! " rang the command, and Gu- fus dismounted to an inverse vertical position. Sedately the old nag stood, and calmly Gufus released his foot from the stirrup. lie had then mastered every conceivable dismount. So you see he knows the Cavalry, his chosen branch, from the ground up. the nd mint SOME have fame thrust upon them, " this extract from an old adage holds true in Oscar ' s case. He made a name for himself in far off Beast Barracks by appearing at a forma- tion clad in a uniform of his own choosing ' : campaign hat, grey shirt, black tie. flappers and athletic shoes. Oscar has always been very energetic. Plebe Fall, he made the Boxing Squad with little dif- ficulty. His philosophy of Life could well serve as a model for others. Do you seek for fortune? ' fame ? Do you long for the glare Then your idea of life same. And I will tell you just why this is so — Bold Fortune will perish, fame ' s light will soon fade Those things not wort!) while will all pass away. Yet the good that you ' ve done, the friends that you ' ve made Will last on and on, ' till the end of your day. Do you strive for flow ? s not the MAC has led a rather nomadic life these tour years. He started life here as a Keen-File, but at the end of Yearling Summer lie came over to the Third Batt., where he has wandered from one company to another. We were surprised to see him remain in " L " Co. this year. Mac comes from the South, a fact you may easily determine from his happy disposition, and calm unhurried manner. He is a gentle- man of " The Old School ' ' and a scholar, though it has taken First Class year to bring out the latter fact. He is well read and has a ready fund of information. Almost any evening in Summer Camp, you could find him expounding the advantages of the League of Nations, or waging a heated battle over the present policies of the Government. We all admire Mac for his spirit of never- say-die. He has the spirit of a good Infantry- man, and Infantry is his choice. Some day he will attain his many goals, for his ideals and conduct of life are a compromise of those of two men lie most admires — Lee and Jackson. 4 i Honor School San Francisco, California. Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Pistol Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), Monogram (4). Minor " A " (3. 2), Captain (1); Pointer (3, 2, 11. Sport- Editor (1): Hundredth Night (4. 3, 2). Assistant Business Manager (2); Beast Detail; Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. BOB is tin- product of a long line of military ancestors. He first saw light of day with- in tin walls of our Rockbound Highland Home, so it is but natural that he should return and prepare himself to carry on in the noble pro- fession of his forefathers. Very early in his cadet career Pinkie began to fortify himself against tile strenuous times to come by boning much bunk drill. Thus his fame ns a gymnast spread thruout the Corps. He is an Engineer by birth and by nature. Morning, noon and night we find him preparing himself for class with the assistance of that all-embracing tech- nical handbook " Adventure. " Pinkie is a man of many accomplishments. His steadiness of hand and sureness of eye won for him the Captaincy of the Rifle Squad. His writing ability gained for him the position as Sports Editor of The Pointer. Pinkie is as true a " native son " as was ever born in the East and we hope that his first post will be in the California of his dreams. Corporal (J); Sergeant. First Sergeant (1); I ' .askethall 14. 3. 2, 1); Track (2. 1); Indoor Meet (4. 3); Color I.ine 111; Catholic Choir (4, 2, 1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher i.ii; Beast Detail; Rifle Expert ; Pistol Marksman. IT was the good old golden west, where moun- tains are mountains and hills are buttes, that Mae left and came to the Highlands of the Hud- son to start his career as a soldier. As is usual, with most of us. his path was not without obsta- cles. Mac and the Math Department were not very well co-ordinated at first, but, later on, more cordial relations were established, and siuer then events have traveled along quite tranquilly to the completion of a successful four years. St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland but Mae left of his own accord. Members of the fair sex never clutter up his horizon. The shades of Morpheus bothered him not and he never let a good book of fiction go to waste. Limited space makes it impossible to render a complete account of Mae. Suffice to say that lie has been a valuable member of the Basketball Squad since his first appearance at Wist Point and in the spring you may always find him at track. Page one hunch i JBSpg jW . ».. 1.u )i . i i W n i . ii HrcTrrV rmamr MARVIN " JOHN " McKINNEY Fifth District, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Indoor Meet. Diving (4, 3, 2); Swimming (J); Choir (-4, 3. 2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. MAGGY is a conscientious worker and al- ways has been, so he has put his heart into every task before him. As a consequence, al- though he hasn ' t exactly scattered star dust, he ' s seldom been bothered by the Academic De- partment. He has a bright and happy disposition. You can seldom find him out of humor, and never complaining. All the clouds have silver linings for him. He can tell you, and with good rea- son. " There ain ' t no Hell. " He has boned two things as a cadet — RED Comforter and Annette Kellerman. If you can ' t find him during release from C. Q. ro- tated from V. into H. you ' ll find him over at the Pool. Mac ' s ever-present and over power- ing fear is that he ' ll sleep through a format inn. as Ik ' s been known to do. Maggy, with his air of Savoir Faire and his happy disposition will find life outside as he has found it here. Fourteenth District, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1): Pistol Team (3. 2. I); Honor Committee (3, 2. 1) ; Goat Football Team (2); Rifle Sharp- shooter ; Pistol Expert. THiS gay young Lothario hails from the state of presidents. Ohio. Although his mind may not be set on the chair of the chief executive, you can wager that, whatever his mind is set upon, he will obtain. This handsome youth came to us in the full bloom of innocence. Rumor has it that he even called up the " Supe, " announcing his coming. But it didn ' t take Mae long to fall in line and learn how things should be done. In fact, at present, the man is an oracle around whom his classmates gather for advice. A snake de luxe is this lad. With his win- ning smile and suave manners he ranks first among the exponents of Cullum. Anyone wish- ing to know etiquette of the proper snake should cast his orbs on " C " Co. ' s handsome Mac. Smiling, gay. and debonair he goes through his daily tasks. Nothing bothers Mae; in fact one would think that he wouldn ' t care if the world stopped. However, one should watch his kind, for when a dependable friend is needed, one who will stick by through thick and thin, Mac will fill the role. Pag hundred Fifth District, South Carolina. Winnsboro, South Carolina. (2); Sergeant, Battalion Sergeant-Major (1); (4, 3); Hundredth Night (4, 2); Sun. lay School Teacher (4, 3, 2, 1): Rifle Marksman. LET us introduce to you — Mac — the rosy cheeked lad from nowhere in particular. You see that Mac is one of that group made up of " Army Kids. " We learned this from unvary- ing assertions made at his harsh Plehe year crashes with harsher upperclassmen. So. after early experience in climbing into his dad ' s hoots in Hoboken and being lost until the next boot park in Frisco was reached, he received the general impression that the profession of arms Craved virile, handsome Americans, who weren ' t afrnd to risk either mdeage or smileag: Accordingly he went on the trail and. quite as usual he started off in the wrong way by enlisting at a clanging tin school. However, he survived this first misstep with no permanent had results. Mac ' s cheerful grin has won him a host ot friend s in the Corps and those who have cared to seek farther have found that the grin is only an outer covering for his even more cheerful inner self. He is a worker and we can say that he gets results in a manner that leaves no room for doubt. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Golf Indoor Meet (4, 3 : Sunday School Teacher (4); Rifle Expert : Pistol Expert. MAC ' S conduct of life has been at once the admiration and despair of his contempo- raries. We all seem to wonder if it isn ' t a living example of that old saying, " All things conn- to him who waits. " Mac attains his objects with an ease that is surprising. One would think only a goat capable of such intense devotion to the higher things of lift — fiction and the Red Comforter. Besides being a gentleman and a scholar. Mac is a soldier — a soldier in the strictest sense of the word. Perhaps not the least convincing evi- dence of his military — as opposed to collegiate — nature is his alarming array of tin medals. As a tennis player he has few superiors. Even the Red Comforter, not to mention fiction, had to give precedence to tennis as bounced around the clay courts during the hottest hours of Summer Camp. For the past year Mac could always he found in the First Class ( ' lull showing the runts — with the aid of Wally— how they do it in the Third Batt. Third District, Michigan Mulliken, Michigan. Acting Corporal (31: Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) ; Soccer (4, 3, - ' . 1), Minor " A " (2, 1) ; Track (2, 1): Indoor Meet (4. 3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. THE serious looking gentleman just above is our own Ken — the pride of Mulliken in particular and of Michigan in general. The disposition and cheerfulness of this young Achilles simply cannot be surpassed. From the moment he entered these sacred portals, and beamed on the assembled multitude, he has had the good will of the entire Corps and everyone connected with it. Although he has never been admitted to Phi Beta Kappa, his standing in the class rests on a firm foundation. Furthermore. every year he has been a member of that select society composed of " makes " ; a good testimoni- al of his big drag with the powers that be. Mac also has that indescribable, indefinable some- thing known as " vision. " His batting average to date being .666; fifteen blind drags and only five L. P. ones among the whole lot. We expect to hear a lot from Mac. His in- dustry, perseverance, and enthusiasm topped by his keen sense of humor will carry him a long way. You simply can ' t hold that boy down! Minnesota National Guard St. Pail Park, Minnesota. Corporal (2); Lieutenant (I); Hundredth Night (4. 21; Sunday School Teacher (3, 2) ; Rifle Marksman. A FEW words on the subject of Mac — if we can restrain ourselves to a few words. Mac conies from the great open spaces where men are men and Sergeants in the Royal North West Mounted Police always get their man. The National Guard started Mac on his military career, but life as a Guardsman held little for him, so with the hope of Bigger and Better Wars he entered the Academy. Mac is a rather versatile individual. He has had no trouble with either the Academic or Tactical Departments. His one great passion is the practice of the art of legerdemain. Mac has done a great deal towards the entertainment of us Kaydets. Hundredth Night and Color Lines owe much to him. We ' ll all remember that joke lie played on his wife last year — and for all that, so will his wife. Although Mac lias been quiet and reserved. and always allowed us to toot his horn rather than do it himself, his traits, coupled with his happy nature, are sure to bring him success as they have here. c I if r.U Page one hundred eighteen Senatorial , Oh Cantox, Ohio Hundredth Night (2, 1); Marksman ; Pistol Mark: Sea, ml District, New York Glendalk, New York. Beasl Detail; Rifle Acting Corporal (3); Corp (3, 2, 1). Minor " A " (2), (4. 3, 2, 1). Numerals (2) School Teacher (11; Rifle ral (_ ' ) ; Captain (1); Soccer Monogram (1); Indoor Meet Howitzer Staff (1); Sunday Sharpshooter ; Pistol Expert. Rot th OUTE step, " MARCH! " " Ho! " answers chip off tht ' old block, this Buckeye son of Ohio, who as a Yearling had more Plebes per sq. yd. of Corps than an economic writ lias catch questions. A practical man is Ken. and up to that highly advertised characteristic he lives, be it repairing dilapidated alarm clocks or drill- ing rookies at Peekskill ! The best aatured man in the Corps, is the unanimous vote. He ' ll take Wll! th his 1; room, mark your share his last hoodie t skag with a cheer- lation to the average your guard tour, swei II. I .. make down your cheek and give you fulness that would 1 Specimen of the " genus homo. " The way he lolled off with the rank of one in tactics shows the sort of enthusiastic officer the Infantry is going to get. No douht he ' ll lie re- porting " with " next September, and h ing it is even greater and hitter than and that the price of short stories while in his characteristic way he route step through life. re ' s hop- lie plans, goes up, marches IAT better test of a man ' s ability than of Cadet Company Commander? To keep the admiration, the respect, and the friendship of the men beneath him. requires a man of finesse, of tact, of judgment — and above all, popularity. Charlie ' s done it — creditably. The task was not easy — but he ' s emerged from the job with more real friends to his credit than when he started it. Charlie ' s an engineer — hut not in the sense in which the term is so often misused. He stands high in the class, hut has he submerged the activities of the Corps in a mistaken pursuit of knowledge alone? He has not! How can a man be a member of The Howitzer Board, mainstay of the Soccer Team, handball cham- pion of the Corps, and still he the wooden engineer of tradition? He can ' t — and Charlie isn ' t. A winning personality and unbounded Irish humor, a well balanced mind .and a sound body cannot fail to bring success. hundred nineteen ' UMVUiXH.-rZTZm NORMAN A. MATTHIAS y 4 M M kk M RAYMOND COLEMAN MAUDEj Wisconsin National Guard Curtiss, Wisconsin. Lieutenant (1) ; Indoor Meet (4); Rifle Squad Baseball League (3, 1): Beast Detail; Expert Rifleman; Pistol Marksman. IKO.M a little podunk out in Wisconsin came this fair lad. knowing little of West Point or the ways thereof, but surely feeling that he was going to meet and master any situation that might arise. That attitude has characterized his four year ' s work here. Matt has never stood out particularly as a student but has always per- formed his work thoroughly and understand- inglv. Except for his creditable showing for two years as a member of the Rifle Squad, Matt has never been on a Corps Squad in athletics. He does all his starring for his company. We can ' t overlook his timely hitting for the " A-B " Co. team in Summer Camp either. In company with his good nature and his sense of humor, he has that rare attribute of sincere friendship that has endeared him to many. We may venture to say that if the Corps of Engineers gets this man it will get one man of whom to be proud. Thirteenth District, Massachusetts Saxon vi lle, Massachusetts. Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Captain and Regimental Commander (1); Baseball (4. 3, 2, 1 ) ; Hockey (4. 3. 2, 1); Indoor Meel (3) ; Class Vice-President i.ii. President (2); Board of Governors (1); Honor Committee (1); Ring Com- mittee; Kxpert Rifleman; Pistol Sharpshooter. ALTHOUGH he came to us unheralded and unsung, so vigorous a personality with the supernumerary energy in its make-up could not long stay unappreciated. He is a worker whose middle name is efficiency, and, through his will to succeed, he has won his way to the very top and there he has stayed. And with all that, Ray is just as human as any other Kaydet. He can appreciate a good pipe and a Red Comforter; he likes jazz; and he en- joys reading the Cosmo as much as any one. But he has one pronounced characteristic that is different from the usual run of Kaydets. For women, (plural — mind you) — he has a dis- tinct aversion; verily, bordering on a fear. Not for him the wild glitter of society ! Nay. dur- ing his four years with us. not once has he graced Cullum with his presence, but cheer up, girls, he ' s coming to Graduation Hop to dance " Army Blue " — with the O. A. O. As regards that daily letter, he never commits himself, but we know there ' s only one. m I £ Corporal (2); Sergeant ill Fencing (-1, 3, - ' . 1), Captain (1), Minor " A " (2) j Pistol Squad (.1. 2, 1); Indoor Meet (3, - ' . I), Numerals (2, 1) ; Cam]) Illumination (3, 1) ; Beasl Detail; Rifle Mark-man; Pistol Expert. HAILING from Massachusetts whose in- habitants are apt to be distinguished for their peculiar accent and narrow-mindedness, Dick has outlived both. It is even said when- ever he returns home the folks correct him for the foreign accent he lias acquired during his absence. Mayo is a man well thought of by his class- mates for his cheerful optimistic nature. He- is always willing to discuss the high spots (if his last party and very adept in the organiza- tion and details for a new one. His cheerful attitude of accepting and making the best of the present, while advancing schemes for the future, has made him always a lively companion and inspiring friend. On the fencing team he lias won for himself the enviable position of Captain by his skill and application. His work on the pistol team while less brilliant has nevertheless been a great credit to him. ONCE more the call of the Army was wafted from the Hudson shore into the far West; once more its enticements were heeded, and as a result this gay young Lochinvar came all the way from the far-off Golden Gate to join us. Outside of the Tactical Department and the mosquitoes, the world is all sunshine for him. " A smile for everyone " is Charlie ' s motto, and this, coupled with his lively humor, has made him a friend of everyone. He has a way witli the fair damsels too. hut at that he is still a free man. Gus spends most of his spare time either at the gymnasium or out on the track, and. al- though he is now classed as a runt, he can hold his own against many a bigger man when it comes to throwing a discus. r Charlie developed and now he is just counting the days until he can actually pilot his own P V 8. During Second Class aileron airfoil compli rin V ' -m;nrrararCT m s m m m m mR WILLIAM HUNT MILLS FRANK FREEMAN MITER C FortietJi District, New York North Tonawaxda, New York. .[! ■_ ' ; Regimental Supply Sergeant ill: linn mittee ( 1 ) ; Rifle ' Sharpshooter. MOVE it back, Mr. Dumb- Willie ! " and that sadly neglected part of Willie ' s anatomy would nearly vanish, much to the surprise and bewilderment of a hard-boiled Beast Detail. If you haven ' t met our " Bill. " it ' s high time that you should bet busy and see what ' s hap- pening on this old earth. To us he is a combi- nation of Hannibal, Don Quixote, and Archi- medes; but, despite this fact, he possesses all those rare personal qualities that are found in a real pal. Ever since the time he started to keep a diary. Hill has maintained that Engineers are the mainstay of the Army. Although he says " En- gineers " and will not commit himself, one way or the other, we sincerely believe that he means to say — " Engineers with. " " Charlie " met with a reverse in English one time .and as a result was policed to the last section; but. doggedly and determinedly, he fought his way back to the First Section where lie has resided for the four years of his stay at the Point. The less fortunate are always to he found in Bill ' s room just before the writs. Twenty-Ninth District, New York Troy, New York. Corpo i. ' ir (2, 1); Beast De o Sharpshooter. BY those of us who are privileged to know him, Francois will be remembered until the final taps as one of the best friends that we have had. He can be either humorous or se- rious as the situation demands. He is always straightforward, and possesses a character en- tirely his own. He has had his wild moments, as those who witnessed the ceremony. " Cremation of Epis- tles " can testify. Again, we are reminded of that memorable day on his furlough when he was forced to dash from tree to tree in search of one that was large enough to support him while he lamented. He has always been a snake. Formerly, he dragged many different ones but of late he has been content with one. Since then he lias had dealings with Tiffany and now poor Francois is not the same. He constantly persists in squandering two cents a day — but it is mutual, for rar ely, if ever, does the mail dragger ans- wer " No. sir. " when he says " Did I ? " Page one hundred twenty-two 2, 11; Honor Co nmittee ( l ' l ; Camp lllu Choir -!); Catholic Sunday School Teach Rifle Marksmai ; Pistol Sharpshooter. " THE title of Yankee Gentleman could scarcely be better placed than on Silent Mike. His soldierly and gentlemanly qualities are manifest, and as a scholar lie leaves very little to be desired. " Let ' s go to the hop tonight and give the fciuincs a treat. ' ' is a favorite jocular expression of the Irishman ' s. He ' s as fickle as a Kaydct feiuine — yes, much worse at times. " Talk about your keen drag — I certainly had one this week. ' ' Every time the same story but in every instance a different feninic. They arc li is failing — he loves ' cm all. Anytime that there is something in the way of hard work to lie done. Mike rises to the oc- casion, SO his worth was recognized when he blossomed forth from Summer Cam]) wearing the " Ace of Diamonds. " Ever since that rainy first of July, 1 922, this native son of tin- Nutmeg State has been honing Field. Now perseverance is rewarded and he starts on his career of " adjustment of and " fire for effect. " Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (3, J. ; Hockey (_ ' . 1); Pointer (2, 1); Sunday School Teachei (1) ; Hop Manager (3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. TAKE one look at this photo, and you can readily realize why we have here a " snake extraordinaire " and the reason for his selection by the class of the esteemed position of Ho]) Manager. In this position he has ably shown many a weary " femme " the delights of Cullum and made her realize that all Kaydets are not " blind drags. " Then. too. these s a in e " femmes, " upon visiting the lacrosse field have the opportunity of seeing this little whirlwind doing his part towards placing the Army team where it rightly belongs, on top. An unusual Army child, he lias not aspired to the heights of wearing stars. Much rather would he receive his 2.2 and have nothing to do except press his mattress, or advertise The Pointer. However, throughout his First (lass year he has " Boned dis " ( Mt. Vernon is only .35 miles from West Point.) I.ymie ' s principle is " Ride ' cm hard, shoot straight, dane. ' well, and tell the last of the world where to go. " We hate to he separated from this pal of good will and good cheer. Page one hundred twenty-three cting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (1): Fencing 14. 3, _ ' , 1 . Mnn..gram ( _M ; Assistant -Manager of Tennis (1) ; Polo (2); Indoor Meet. Individual Foil Cham- pion (2), Numerals - 1 ) ; Hop Manager (J, 1) ; Rifle Marksman. WHEN Freddy first came to the Point he had prepared an unbeatable system — an irresistible offense and an impregnable defense. After the first campaign, however, when " P " Echols called on his reserves and brought the full force of the well known Echols offensne to bear, Freddy dropped to the Immortals where he remained until Yearling June when they called a two months truce. A conference at the end of that truce made the score — Freddy 2.0, " P " Echols 1.0. For that fact we are truly grateful because it is quite impossible to have spent four years at the Academy with Fred without sensing that aura of genial friendliness which is ever present about him. We ' ve imposed innumerable soirees on him — yes even asked him to drag blind for us — but never has the elastic limit of his patience or good humor been reached. It is with the most sincere regret that we part with him when graduation calls him to the Washington National Guard Spokane, Washington. Corporal I - : Supply Sergeant (1); Track (4. .!. 2), Mo gram (3). " A " (2), Polo (2, 1) ; Ind - Meet (4. j. J. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. ATYPICAL product of that country where men are fighters and women are unknown, this scrappy Irishman came out of the West. He spent his Plebe Fall and Winter worrying because his bald spot was growing, and dream- ing of that city of western perfection — Spo- kane. However, with the coming of spring ambition stirred within his breast and spurred him on to make the track team. Such was the beginning of Spud ' s life here at the Academy, and from that beginning he has built up a rec- ord of which he may well be proud. A darned good man all around; throwing the javelin, swinging at a polo ball, or struggling in the sec- tion room, he always gives his best, and that best is mighty good. His cheery disposition, common sense and his ability to see the other person ' s viewpoint make him a perfect pal. We know he will have a great future, one to which the Army and the O. A. O. will both point with pride. i i0 P m r hundred twenl -fi mr Eighth District, Iowa. Cohydon, Io v. . Corporal (2); Lieutenant (li; Polo (1); Choir C4, 3, Beast Detail; Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. SNAKE " — Need we say more? With all the virtues which go to make up this kind of beloved reptile among our Highland clan, he has lived his lift- of contentment; a contentment which strives onward and upward (though, of- tentimes, we believe, this striving is for some other fair heart to conquer). Thus goes on our handsome, dashing cavalier, conquering all with his debonair grace, (not only the stags, but also what the drags brought with them). But while he conquers, his own heart he keeps free; free as an Aral). Sweet shades of Philip Sidney! What an Adjutant he will make for the ladies of some post of this fair land. I Actine Corporal (3): Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (1); Track i -I. .!. 2, li. Monogram i -I. 3), " A " (2); Indo " (4. 3, 2, 1 ) ; Hundredth Night (3. 2). YOU ' VE all probably heard the stories of California and its " bigger and better " products. Well, if you don ' t believe them, ask Bob. His is the land of sunshine, flowers, and pretty women — not having been there ourselves we can ' t say. but it must be so from the tales he tells. As a Plebe, and for a time, as a Yearling. Bob was as fickle as they make ' em — every week-end had its new victum. But along came Someone, and — fickle he was no more. The plans are all made — even to the details of the honeymoon. It ' s a great life. Studious? He ' s just as studious as he has to be — to get by — since the doughboys seem to suit him exactly. " Why work when you don ' t e to? " That is one of his mottoes. About June 13th, 1926, when we cease hear- ing Bob ' s " F Com pan r e-e Damage-es-s-s, " one more class will have passed from the Corps into the Army, and one more ex-Kaydet will e joined the ranks of the exponents of matri- mony, " for better or for worse. " hundred twenty-five w, Seventeenth District, New York New York, New York. Sergeant (1); Indoor Meet, Wate Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, WHO are you man in improper uniform on the second floor? " " Mr. O ' Connor, sir. " " Step down here Mr. Duerot, " and away Dick would go. Such was the way in which he spent most of Beast Barracks. Yes, and most of his Plehe year too. In spite of all of his crawling he once became familiar enough with a certain Yearling to ask, " Sir, may I have a skag? " — ( Neck back some more) — However, he came through his first three years with flying colors, that is, the only stripes he ever wore were serv- ice stripes. Last September the T. D. pre- sented him with a pair of chevrons for good behavior, and we wire all mighty glad to see him made. Perhaps the reason was that the T. D. had heard the rumor about Dick being tin- best looking man in the class and had then decided that it would be a shame for him to remain a buck any longer. When looking for a real true friend, you ' ll find Dick hard to beat. His ever present good nature and his willingness to aid go to make up some of the things for which he is so well liked. First District, Virginia Newport News, Virginia. Corporal (2); Captain (1); Fencing (4. 3, 2, 1); Indoor Meet (2); Howitzer Staff. Photographic Editor (1); Election Committee (3, 2. 1 ) ; Beast Detail; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. EVER since Raps invited two femmes to the same hop, he has kept a little note-book which he calls his Social Secretary. But Ralph is not by profession a snake — he is simply a vic- tim of circumstances. In self-defense, perhaps, he has taken up the gentle art of swordsmanship. Anyone who has gone through a year of fencing as a Plehe knows what hard and discouraging work this is, and appreciates the qualities necessary to excel in it. Of course he ' s a Captain. While only a Semi-Engineer, Ralph was evidently born to be a high-ranking make. They had to have him on the Beast Detail, so he went to " I " Co., but September saw him happily dominating his own family of runts. It is rumored that the Cavalry and the Field are both trying to claim him, but our " Ozzie " may fool them by taking the castles. y virtue of his natural efficiency, spooni- ness, and personality, he will make a good offi- cer as he has made a good cadet. ? i % Corporal Ui; First Sergeant (1) ; Sergeant ill; Assistant Manager of Football (3, 2), Manager (1) ; Hundredth Ni R lit (4 , 4, 3, _ ' , 0; Choir 4 4. 3, 2, 1) ; Beast Detail ; Rifle Expert. WHAT man hath greater courage than he who. after eight months of Plebedom and a sick leave, will come back for another four years ? To speak of his good qualities would fill a hook, so we shall tell you of his one great weak- ness. You have often seen a tiny bird almost burst its throat in song for sheer joy of living. Gabe is like that. Whatever he may be doing. be it important or not. should he hear a group of fellows singing, nothing on earth can prevent him from joining them — and perhaps teaching this group some new song. Yes. he is more than the life of the party. Parties remind one of femmes. Gabe might truthfully write a book on " Femmes Who Have Loved Me. " We judge that it might be a very interesting book. However, don ' t be mislead by this, for no one has even a slight hold upon that much sought heart of his. Oftentimes femmes have succeeded in getting tinder his guard if arms can be called a guard- but no one has yet made him fall. Acting Co (4, 3. SAY. Bill, where ' s Harlie? " And Bill has usually the choice of only two replies, be- cause during spare hours Shorty may be either in a poker game or at the Boodler ' s. This rough and ready fellow is a product of Ohio where they teach the kids " to be President or bust. " This may account partially for his success. To enjoy real happiness Shorty must not be deprived of his late lights, without which he could never maintain correspondence with " toutes les femmes. " But in vain the femmes have tried to lead him astray. For want of ac- tive indoor sport, Harlie plays polo, and already he has whiled away many an afternoon. Shorty can well boast of one of the biggest chests in the Corps and naturally there lies within it a big and kindly heart. Always on hand to lend his assistance, either mentally or physically, he has won friendships and a repu- tation which will still he his, long after he be- comes a Colonel of Engineers and long after bought the third set of balloon tin s for the little wicker buggy. I .-,.. hundred twenty-seven o Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Cap , 1); Election Committee (3, 2, 1) ; Choi Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. H ! Who is that good-looking man Lead- ing the choir down the aisle? " Such is the question that many fair visitors have asked in chapel. At the same time Kaydets have re- marked to their neighbors. " See how widely Olaf opens his mouth. " " Olaf " is the Kaydet short for Richard Wv- man. The story of Olaf, the Great, of Sweden is a tr easured myth of a conquering and heroic Swede. " Our Olaf " is far from a myth, al- though he has conquered " I " Co. His methods have been quite different from those employed by his stern namesake, for our Olaf has used a great deal of tact and common sense. It has been suggested that Olaf ' s name be changed to " O-laugh " because of his keen sense of humor. which has carried him and his associates over the bumps of Kaydet life. He has carried Army ' s guidon on the golf links as a member of the Golf Team in the same successful manner that he has carried away • ' !.- 000.000 tenths from the section rooms, an En- gineer always. Corporal (2); Sergeant. Supply Sergeant (1); Football (3); Pistol Team (3. 2, 1). Captain (1): Indoor .Meet (4. .!. 2, 1); Honor Committee (.3. 2, 1); Ring Committee 14); Hundredth Night (4, 3); Expert Ri fleman; Tistol Expert. FROM above there beams upon you the per- fect Mellin ' s Food Visage. You ' d like to know something about him? Certainly. Born in the west, domesticated in Brooklyn, even- tually lived down the handicap, matriculated as a tin soldier at Marion Institute and is now a transient southern gentleman, gleaning the fun- damentals and finesse essential to a Second Lieutenant. Peck counts that day lost whose second relief does not find him beginning his nightly letter. His reward, of course, is the daily receipt of one — the calamity that would ensue should it fail to come, can only be imagined. This daily episode presages an event upon graduation to which we all look forward. Blessed with a disposition of smiles and good natured banter, a happy combination of effi- ciency and indifference, of sincerity and friv- olity, he has won a place in the hearts of many. A Loyal friend and a comrade whom we shall al- ways remember. Bl Fourth District, Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Tennis (4. 3, 2, 1): Hundredth Night i.ii; Camp Illumination ill; Choir (4, 3, 2, li: Summer League Baseball (1). SIR. Cadet Perman is absent. " Many times sucli a report lias been given by section marchers to a waiting Officer of the Day. In- variably Elisor would be found fast asleep in his " boudoir, " entirely oblivious to class, duty, or any other adversity. Of course he never meant to oversleep assembly, but somehow lie must have ! An inference that when lie is awake he is not wide awake should not be trained. He is one of the most naturally bright men in the class of -li. and is able to stack up against the next one in anything from bridge, as Hoyle says it. to mental telepathy. ( Broach him on this lat- ter subject and see for yourself). During his last two years as a Cadet, Johnny regularly plied a racquet in pursuit of tennis laurels for the Army. The net result was that the Corps Tennis Team, like a family of guinea pigs, gained in strength as time went on. Fur- thermore, he was one of Mr. Mayer ' s most t i|iiisite " carolers, " always waking up in time to sing the " Amen. " At Large Northampton, Massachusetts. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Football (4. 3, 2. 1) ; Wrestling (2); Indoor Meet (4, 3. 2, 1); Beast Detail; Rifle Marks man ; Pistol Marksman. MR. Plummer. " " Yes, sir. " " Say ' Bar Harbor. " " Bah Hahbah, sir. " Thus spent much of Tom ' s Plebe year. He spoke Massachusetts then, he speaks it now. and will speak it henceforth forever. An athlete from the beginning, he was always on a varsity squad. Football, track, wrestling kept him busy. At first he played end, but due to increasing weight he shifted to tackle for the st three years. In track he was a quarter miler and in wrestling a good heavyweight. But his athletic abilities have not been con- fined to the above. He was a leader in all the drags from Plebe Christmas until graduation. As an impromptu wrestler in the hall of bar racks, he took on all comers. Whenever there was an uproar in the second div. " A " Co. al- ways wondered whom Tom was wrestling with this time. He goes to the Field Artillery — we wish him tlie best of luck. w nU mSSS SBWH „m ..i y s 3 rmmmmmzmmm?, 1 1 M M VIRGIL RICHARD POGUE SHELTON E. PRUDHOMME Sixth District, Iotca Ottumwa, Iowa. Corporal (.1. 2); Battalion Adjutant il " . 1); Indoor Meet (5. 4, 3, 1); Pointer Staff (3, 2); Circulation Manager (2); Hundredth Night (3) ; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. BEHOLD ! The only Batt Adjutant to hold his job two years in a row, with two dif- ferent Eirst Classes. Dick came to us from out where the tall corn grows and started right out to win friends and chevrons. If you doubt his success in the matter of chevrons, put on your smoked glasses and take a look at the glistening mass on his sleeves. He entered with ' 25 and in the course of the required number of years Dick became a first Classman without even taking an exam. Just as he was pricing graduation equipment, he was overtaken by a mysterious malady and forced to take a sick leave. As a Plebe Dick aspired to be the owner of Adjutant ' s chevrons, stuck to his aspiration, and by his military habits, spooniness, and efficiency won out witli ' 25. When he joined us, his job was held open for him. Here ' s success to him in whatever future he chooses, be it doughboys, coast with, or motor- ized cits. United State Army Oberlin, Louisiana. Acting Corporal (3): Corporal ( _M : Supply Sergeant, First Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4. 3, 2, II. " A " ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. AS a leader of men, Ezra was immediately recognized by his Plebe classmates as with- out peer. As an athlete he was a diamond in the rough, shielded by his modesty and retiring nature, until he was discovered at intramural lacrosse. Since then Ez has been a thorn in the side of the Navy ' s lacrosse team. The T. D., although not agreeing with Ezra as to how often a room should be dusted, finally recognized his ability by making him top kick of " K " Co. Of late they have found him in- dispensible for even so short a time as the Christmas holidays. Undaunted, he has born his trials and tribulations with the manly spirit that will make him a credit to the Air Service. Ever since we have known him, no member of the fair sex has been able completely to en- snare him, for this Kaydet is not the common variety of snake, but a wise and particular one. The good nature, unselfishness, and personality of this product of the old South have won a place in the hearts of his classmates that years can never change. 1 L ag one hundred thirty Ninth District, New Jersey East Orange New Jersey. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain, Lieutenant il ' ); Fencing (4, 3); Swimming (2); Indoor Meet, Water Polo (2); Howitzer Staff, Art Editor (1), Assistant (2); Pointer (2, 1); Class Seal Committee (4); Catholic Choir (4. 2, 1); B. A.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. FRANK ' S just naturally hive v. He came here with that reputation and lived up to it. He boned under fear of foundation until Plebe Christmas, and a careful survey has re- vealed hardly another hook broken. He will have a beautiful library; the virgin pages of his Phil and (hem books are as unblemished as his stay with us. He would never so de- mean himself as to spec to garner the tenths. It ' reason wouldn ' t turn the trick, he fessed. Atid at that he ranks in the Engineers. An inveterate love of explosives together with irresistible urge to see the O. C. — elsewhere, al- most led to thr area, but the loss of four week- ends and a few hops did instead and our Cor- poral emerged unscathed by circumstances. When we think of Francois, we smell oil paint and see a painting of the days of chiv- alry: we sec an Engineer working with the goats; or we think of a curly haired, rosy cheeked boy with big ideals and a strength of character in keeping with those ideals. Second District, South Carolina Beaufort, South Carolina. Corporal (2); Battalion Adjutant (1) ; Gymnasium Squad (4, 3); Rifle Squad (2, 1), Manager (1); Board of Cover nors (1); Pin Committee (4); Rifle F.xpert. GAZE upon Ed — the pride and joy of the Lost Battalion, night operator of the Third Batt. Club, and Bn-3 of the Bigger and Better Femmes Association. His success is believed to be the result of his intensive correspondence course with Vassar. After toiling for four years in the " five and ten " runts, he joined the ranks of the " sans culottes " in North Barracks for his last year. Prince is a soldier from the ground up. with the added characteristics which make the typical Southerner. He still thinks " Damnyankee " is one word. He has the ability to make friends with everyone, and is the type of man who will lend you his newly shincd spurs for inspection on a rainy day. Perhaps he is a snake, but there ' s no use looking for him in the midst of oceans of tea and isles of cake — you won ' t find him there — look for him in the front of the crowd at a mutiny, boardfight. football rally, or picture- burning ceremony. mJ W M 1 1l; one lmn.lrt.1 thirty-one I wmmmSmm RUSSELL P. REEDER, Jr. PARKER MAYNARD REEVE Sixth District, Alabama Fort Monroe, Virginia. Corporal (3, 2 ); Lieutenant (1); Football Squad (4 - " . 2, 1 (1); S Polo (2) (2, li: Indoor Meet. Assistant Manager Bo Minstrel Show I 1). Swimming (2, 1), :ing (3, 2) ; Camp BOOM ! The cannon roared — the smoke cleared and there stood the Corp ' s most illustrious character— RED " SISLER " REEDER — 49th. cousin and 1st. running-mate to Nick Altrock. " Talent is Inspiration — but genius is Perspi- ration and if you ' re not famous for something you just ain ' t nobody ' ' — this has been Red ' s motto here. This veritable Marshall Ney of Tenth Alley has held the Academic Board for downs on the one yard line for one-sixth of thirty-six years — but his pluggin ' spirit has brought him through smilin ' and now he says — " Whadda I care cause it ainta gonna rain no mo? " Besides being the most popular and best known Cadet (he simply can ' t help it) Red holds all records for being the " B-Siest " humor- ist the world over. His efficiency combined with his freedom from worry has brought him just rewards. Be- sides being the leading Lieut, of " I " Co. Red has attained great honors in Corps activities. At Large Washington, D. C. Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Pointer (2, 1 " ), Associate Editor (1); Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Camp Illumination Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. IT is difficult to pick out Parker ' s one be- setting sin. There is, however, one thing you will discover before you have known him five minutes — his enthusiasm. Whether it ' s learning a new football song or working a slip- stick, nothing he does is done half way. " If you do it — do it right " sums up his philosophy and it works wonderfully well. Judge for your- self: his rise from a protege of Shad ' s to a high- ranking " Loot " would have furnished a fasci- nating plot for our beloved Alger. There was never another like him. (Don ' t say " Thank God " ). He is a hard worker and four Hundredth Night shows have shown the results of his unceasing efforts. The Pointer, too, has profited from his association with it. Always on the lookout for copy, gladly accepting your bit, and ready with the perfect alibi when your story wasn ' t printed. It is too bad he cannot enter every branch and inject his hard work principles in the Leathernecks and Doughboys. g V ( " A A I I m Bi hundred thirty two DL S I began his scintillating military ca- reer at :i midwestern " tin school. " There In- is remembered as being a habitual area bird, but. in spite of the area with all its horrors. Dusty clung tenaciously to his military ambi- tions and was soon a part of that long grey line. Dusty has never let ambition crowd out or even push his better and more likable character- istics. His winning smile or Will Rogers grin ■is some may call it. his readiness to help others, his indifference to files won or lost, .and his many other worthy qualities have won him many friends, and it may he truly said that he is one of the best liked men in the Corps. His most serious fault is his inability to make reveille. He is a worshiper at tlie shrine of Morpheus and the Red Comforters claim many of his spare moments. Whether Dusty ' s ap- parent indifference to the charms of the fair ses is feigned or otherwise can only lie conjec- tured. Dusty ' s chosen branch is the Cavalry and we all wish him luck. FOUR Golde years ago there came out of the len West one of the most unique per- sonalities that ever graced the Corps of Cadets. From the first days of his checkered career to the last, he labored under the delusion that P. Echols and P. Holt never miss a chance. Thus his Plehe year he was able to show both of these learned men that a 2.0 was not a passing fancy and a I ' lche dream. Rising out of the depths of the " goats " he gained confidence and climbed the ladder of success, spurred on by an un- equalled ambition together with the qualities of a good soldier. No, fair maiden, this handsome chap is not on the market. " Duke " spends his days read- ing the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and his week-ends underneath a bough with " a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou. " Having tin- above pronoun on the mind explains the reason why the announcements of our guard details are decorated so often with names like Jones, Smith, and Hrown. hundred thirty-three i- ' i; Sergeant (1): Hundredth Night (2, 1) ; Howitzer Staff, Circulation Manager (1), Assistant ( _ ' ) : Summer League Baseball ( .5 ) ; Expert Rifleman; Pistol Sharpshooter. MANY and varied art- the experiences of this man of the world. Being originally from North Carolina, Bo inherited all those qualities that go to make up a true Southern gentleman. His enlisted experiences in the Army and those in the cosmopolitan life of Baltimore have added to his make-up an assortment of characteristics that are peculiar to only Bo. Al- though his dialect has worn away with time and varied associations. Basil still remains the typical Southerner to all who know him well. It was rumored that he was one of the fa- mous " Charles Street Cowboys. " but that is a mere rumor; the only supporting evidence be- ing that he rides ' em rough. Femmes never have worried Bo much, but nature has endowed him with a personality that causes a thrill to he experienced by the members of the fair sex even on the most casual contact. The Air Service is Bo ' s chosen branch. A typical airman he ' ll make. He ' s rough and ready — a man of parts — as adept with the tea- cup as with any of the rougher activities of an army officer. Twenty-third District, Pennsylvania Cairxbrook, Pennsylvania. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Electi. nittee (3. 2, I); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks A FTER knocking the Johnstown High for J a sheepskin " cum laudi. " Skeeter came to the Point to uphold the honor of the P. D. ' s. We all know of Skinney ' s ability to handle the fair sex. A daily letter from the one and only has served to keep up Skinney ' s spirits through- out his eventful career at the Academy. Like all good P. D. ' s he was soon reciting with much voluble gusto and relish that great epic, " The Pennsylvania YVolunteers. " Skinney ' s " Wees " were " Wurble U ' s " for some time. He pos- sesses a curious combination of the ever studious characteristics mixed with a fair amount of in- difference towards the more serious thing in life. An ardent devotee of skags. Cosmo and Red Comforter — anti-Volstead — a good fellow — that ' s Skinney. We must say. however, that we arc forced to place him in a class by himself when it comes to being the most blase snake. Skinney proved his desire to become a soldier fit to stand by the side of Caesar and give or- ders by going his classmates one better and maxing the writ at the end of his Military Art course. i 14 t !: - Second District, Pennsylvania Passaic, New Jersey. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Foot- hall 14, 31: I ' .ask.thall (4. 3. 2, 1). Captain (1), " A " I . 3, .11: Baseball 1 4. 3, 2, 1). " A " 1 4. 3, 2, 1): Soccei U); Summer League Baseball (1); Color Line (1); Choir (2, 1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter. JOHNNY. " from Passy-ack, N. .1.. and the smoothest-working individual on a basket- ball court that you ' ve ever had tilt- good fortune to watch. " Baskets? — Sure, how many? " said Johnny in the Navy game at Annapolis, and then he went out and rang the bell so many times that the place sounded like a shooting gal- lery at Coney Island. Basketball isn ' t his only sport, either, for he played every position on the baseball team, ex- cept catcher, and did them all well enough to receive an offer to become a " pro. " which he refused. Then, just to fill out a good athletic career, he took up Soccer his last year and. as usual, easily mastered the game. lint . although an excellent performer in any line of athletic endeavor, we will remember him rather for his personality, his plentiful ' •_ M. his efficiency, his sincerity, his sense of humor, and all the other smaller virtues that go to make up a real man ' s man. Always jovial, congenial, and with that famous, perpetual, amiable smile, he made friends from the first with all he nut. Thirty-eighth District, New York Rochester, New York. Corporal i J t Color Lii ant I 1 ) ; S Expert Kifl WHEN Hank came to the Point he added a new phase to a checkered career, touch- ing the entire gamut of youthful experience. From hustling newspapers to seconding prize- fighters, he has enjoyed a well-earned success. He can truly say that his place in the sun is due to his own conscientious efforts, and like Andy (Jump he wears no man ' s collar, except at Saturday inspections. Plebe year gave him the chance to find himself academically ; since then he has never been in danger. How- ever, he has earned his repose by a habit of application which is frankly envied and which will undoubtedly spell his success in the pro- fession he intends to follow. Hank is always on the lookout for practice, and whether you come with a blister or a broken leg he ' s ready with iodine and genuine sympathy. Perhaps his outstanding characteristic, however, is his naive philosophy which has often turned grim tragedy into comedy. hundred thirty. live Supply Sergeant (II: Boxing Squad (3); Lacrosse (3, [ndoor Meet (3); Color Line (1); Rifle Sharpshoot WITH long curly hair that amazed even us who were ourselves but recently shorn of our civilized locks, Bobby joined seventeen days after the entrance of ' 2(5. At first glance we knew that the premier snake was among us. Bob ' s cadet life has been filled up with many activities. From Cullum Hall to Varsity la- crosse, from coaching Plebes to Corps boxing, he has been in the thick of nearly every fracas. As an organizer of smokers he cannot be sur- passed. Along about the end of our Second Class year he joined in the " Charleston " rage, and so adept did he become in stepping off this new Terpsichorean innovation that he became familiarly known throughout the Corps as " Charleston Bobby. " His solo given at one of last summer ' s Color Lines demonstrated the appropriateness of the title. Bob is one of the most unselfish men we know. He would gladly share his final boodle cheek with a hungry brother. He would willingly turn over a last Camel to a gasping Armenian. Corporal (2) ; Sergeant. Lieute (1); PointeV (2); Hundredth Night (4, 3, - ' . 1) ; Hop Manager (3. _ ' . 1); Camp Illumination (3); Beast Detail; Rifle Expert ; Pistol Sharpshooter. JACK was given to us by ' 25 with the advice and consent of the Academic Board so we never not to hear him answer. " From Tennessee, suh. why? " We merely heard about it. Jack ' s presence as a turnback was a boon to the " A-B " Co. Plebes when we were in Beast Barracks. He always knew what to do and how to do it, and was a willing helper. Probably his second Plebe year was more strenuous for him than the first, he worked so hard to get us in shape. Perhaps it was on this account that he made such an efficient member of our detail for ' 2! . Seldom does a detail have such a good drill- master. Many were sure that here was another case of " Sergeant to Battalion Commander in Two Months. " Whenever makes are read out you can bet that Jack won ' t be overlooked. Yearling year lie drove the " A " Co. Yearlings. Next year he was a Corp. and the last year saw him driving the First Platoon of " B " Co. Jack ' s ambitions are in the Cavalry to follow in the footsteps of his father. We predict much success and lots of friends everywhere he goes. W I Pagi one hundred thirty-si H GEE! Freddy that was a pretty run you made this afternoon; I was afraid you would get lost down there in the tall grass. However. Napoleon was a little man and maybe his rear guard aetion would come in handy in an off-tackle play. too. Too had hockey is such a cold game! She fears you will he killed in cold hlood some day. " Dear Fred. I wish you would get six Navy game tickets for the family because we are dying to see the game, and being such good friends of yours, etc. " " Mr. Scheiffler, this pay- roll is made out improperly, I wish you would get the men to sign again; also change Mr. Grizzard from intramural track to football. " " Say. Fred, is it true about that foghorn in your I ' odunk being larger than the Wool worth build- ing? " " Does the ice on the lake become thick enough to drive a car from Alpena to Canada during the Winter? " " Does Michigan have a wet and dry season ? " — These few expressions quoted above are typical of the many others aroused by the presence of Fred. Corporal (3); Coi ..I (2 ) ; Sergeant ill Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Ma " - : S Alex ' s Plebe once so aptly sa id. " No sir - ' ■ I never knew Mr. Scwall before. I was only a little boy when he first came here. " And in that statement we find a world of truth. Alex, entering in 1920 with the class of ' 21-. is an old timer around here. Plebe Math got him the following June. Then he foxed them until Second Class Christmas when Ferry ' s " Primer of Science. " as interpreted by the Phil. Depart- ment, was a trifle too much for him. Alex ' s sunny disposition has been known to crack only twice in his stay here. A smile for everyone has helped many of us to believe that saying " There ain ' t no hell. " F ' ew men have been more loyal supporters of tin- Squads, and there is no one to whom the name " West Point " means more. His choice is the Air. where he will be able to look down upon his less fortunate brethren who stick to solid ground, and walk to battle. Wherever he goes lie will be known as a Southern gentleman, a good soldier, and above all a man. hundred thirty-seven grss m HBSBmssmgm ROY SILVERMAN zmMmm mmmm a? TURNER ASHHY SIMS, Jr. ft Missouri National Guard Kansas City, Missouri. nt (11; Pointer (2); Rifle Marksman. BEHOLD the human enigma — He is one of those few doughty souls who managed to keep their smiles intact throughout that memor- able period in our lives known as Beast Bar- racks. He came to us from the wilds of Mis- souri, radiantly happy to be alive, bright-eyed, indifferent, debonair and — as we have often suspected — empty headed. That he ever man- aged to maintain an unruffled serenity in the face of the pleasantries of our tactical and Aca- demic Department would seem to be a point in favor of those who insist on calling us pamper- ed pets — but the truth of the matter is that Roy has more than the average allotment of stick-to- itiveness. And it has been this virtue which has permitted him to laugh at adversity. And now. girls, at the risk of committing the traditional " faux pas " we must say that he has never shown a weakness to feminine wiles. His main ob- sessions in life seem to be skags, late reveilles. and a " whiff " of Omar Khayyam ' s favorite elixir — typically Kaydetish, don ' t you think? Fifth District, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas. Corporal (3 , 2); Captain (1) ; Polo (2, 1), Minor " A " (2, 1), Manager (1); Gymnasium (4); Hundredth ight (3); Pointer Staff (21; Hop Manager (31; A. B. ; Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman. HEAH comes mah soldier boy. " " He ' s the best looking man in the Corps, " said the various connoisseurs, while another college widow demurely admitted " He ' s the only man I ' ve ever really loved. " Think fast. Captain! One of them will get you vet. His smile and his devil-may-care attitude have won him many friends. Among the goats he is especially popular, for his brilliant and ac- tive mind has been a veritable fountain of knowledge and the hope and inspiration of the bleating herd. His admirable qualities of leadership have been only partly rewarded by the stars on his collar and the Captain ' s chev- rons on his sleeve. Alas ! I fear the term " snake " must be added to this. He is unques- tionably a snake, seen at his best in Culluni. Next comes his ability at polo. Add to these many virtures a big heart, the ready desire to lelp a friend, and you have a picture of our Admiral. The Air Service or Cavalry, wher- ever he goes, will gain a true officer and gen- tleman. Corporal (2); Serjeant, (2, 0, Monogram (2) : 141 ; Indoor Meet (4. 3, Fence Vault. Numerals (2, 1) j Hop Manager (3, mittee (1); Choir (4, 3, 1) : Football ( 1) ; Track 1) ; Gymnasium Squad Fiftj Yard Dash, Advertising Manager 1); Camp Illumination Com- 1): Rifle Marksman; Pisto! Mark: 1NER, M. I.. — Ladies silk stockings in idry bag, a. m. i. " Maybe lit- thought that tin- tac would play Santa Clans. He did; by way of 3 and 3 and a lot of publicity. Mer- son boned up a good B-ache, tho. Something about going swimming while on Furlo. and the femme putting them in his bathrobe pocket, where they were when he i ot hack here with the bathrobe. In June there will be much wailing, and gnashing of many pearly teeth in our better fe- male institutions of learning, and the feminine world in general, for little Cupid and the O. A. (). will march down the church aisle, elasp their little hands in love, and roam the daisied fields together. After that he pipes love in a mud hut in the Phillipines. I could roam on for pages about Cute little GargOSeS, but I am limited in space and must enlighten you in other directions. His big weak- ness is love for the taes. PLEBES tur With this , lrn out to sweep the hockey rink. " remark the class of ' 26 was in- troduced to " Chin. " whose job it was to see that no stray snowflakes should mar the glassy sur- face of the aforementioned rink. However, when the English Department decided that since " Chin " liked it ' s course so well, he could take it a second time, we got our revenge, for it was still winter when he joined our ranks. Why is he called " Chin " - " For two excellent reasons. Just glance above for the first anil if you arc curious as to the second, just tiro]) around sometime when he ' s talking. C. C. will always lie remembered for four things; his voice which may be heard above the loudest din; his boodle no one could possibly forget hi ' famous l;i ' ds; Ins strong affmit for Red Comforter he just can ' t stay away from them; and his unfailing good-humor. He has applied for Doughboys-with, and when he leaves he takes with him our best wishes. SSZ335CS3aC5«Z ne luunlreil thirty-nine n S EJgSJBfrfrfe Spp EUGENE C. SMALLWOOD m fm m e ? CLERIN RODNEY SMITH % United States Army Rcssbllville, Arkansas. Corpora] (2); Sergeant, Lieutenant (1): Fencing (4, 3); P-oxing (2); Pointer Editorial Staff I J, 1) ; Hundredth Night ill; Honor Committee (2); Election Committee (3, 2, 1); Color Line (1); Choir (4. 3, 2. 1 1 ; Beast De- tail ; Indoor Meet, Fencing (3) ; Rifle Sharpshooter. THE motion is before the house to change the name of Arkansas — What — the gentle- man from Arkansas objects? " After three years in the dreamy Philippines. Gene faced a cold, unfeeling North with a mel- low uke and an even more mellow and potent line, with which he regaled the troops on winter evenings. It was a long jump from military law to the law of Avogadro, but Ch ico has one consolation — somebody had to drive the last (he in section. A fund of ready wit earned him a place on The Pointer Staff, and he contends that a humor editor ' s worst job is making funny jokes fit to print. As a guesser of the hole card, he was fairly brilliant, but as a South-paw crap-shooter he was rank and deadly poison, as demonstrated on the Fort Wright trip. An accomplished snake, Chico has allowed the femmes to suffer by his absence this year, from which we deduce a romance. Consequent- ly he is one of the few boning F. A. " with. " Senatorial Wyoming Wolton, Wyoming. Corporal (2); Captain and Battalion Commander (1); Fenc- ing (4. 3, 2, 1). Numerals (J) ; Indoor Meet. Champion Sabre Team (2); Hop Manager (3. 2); Honor Committee (2. 1) ; Election Committee (3): Sunday School Teacher i 4. 3, 2, 11. Superintendent (1); A. B. ; Expert Rifleman; Pistol Marks- AND here we have a youth who came to us from stickless sticks of Wyoming, bring- ing with him no previous knowledge of things military; no outstanding aptness for athletics; no brilliant record in academics; and no affilia- tions acquired before entrance. With no lau- rels to rest upon, he immediately set about to attain them. Nor was he long in accomplishing what he was striving for. The possessor of never failing enthusiasm and activity of mind, those of us not in the first sections disowned him. The same eagerness shone from his B-plate and his rifle and bayonet, and the same positive spirit made him invincible in love. This isn ' t a supposition — ask Her. His own secret sorrow has been that those forty-four tours were not walked for her. Just one of those unfortunate circumstances, but nev er mind, romantic martyr, ' twas the spirit that counted. No, he is not perfect. In fact he is the very ultima Thule of stubbornness (and proud of it). hundred fortj A " MUCB thought •HACHO " of dignity, always t t ' ul . generous, and jovial. His popularity is evidenced by his class activities and those of us who know him more intimately have felt the goodness of his nature and know the warmth that lies behind his smile. These four years of sorrows and joys, disap- pointments and triumphs, are altogether too short when we think of it. In the enviable role of Batt. Commander who will substitute for him when " The Dashing White Sergeant " closes our career as one of " the nation ' s pampered pets. " In after years we will look hack on all this, forgetting all the mean little things that an- noved us, remembering Only the good fellow- FOR the first two years Stag conscientiously applied himself to his studies, thinking that was all a Kaydet should do. After a busy furlough he decided letter-writing was an art in itself, and highly superior to the courses in- vented by the Academic Departments. Since then boning correspondence has become his hobby in life. If the reward in the form of his one-a-day failed to arrive he would spend the evening wondering what mail tram was wrecked. Stag lias always been an Engineer and never had to worry about being found. He is undecided as to what branch of the Ser ice to enter. To him tin- doughboys are all right except that you have to walk. On the Page one hundred forty-o ggggggl HARRY PURNELL STORKE ?d Senatorial, New York Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. riral (- ; First Sergeant. Lieutenant (1); Pistol Team (3, J. 1); Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination (3, ll; Catholic Choir (4, 3, 2, 11; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. SHALL it be the Field, with an ultimate transfer to the Ordnanee or is the Coast the proper branch? Judging from those daily epistles, both written and received, it will be the Coast. Ever since Yearling year those reciprocal letters have been on the go, without intermission, pages long and replete with — who knows, but anyhow, Stan ' s attributes are many. His quick eye and steady hand made him a valuable addition to the Corps pistol squad. His prowess as an artist is only ham- pered by his laxity in pursuing such a course. His tendency to recount in his sleep the happen- ings of the day or the doings of the week-end furnished much nocturnal amusement for his wives. The most important factor in his make- up, however, is his clear-headedness on any and all questions. He is never ruled by what some- one else thinks — he has a mind of his own. In short lie is not a " Yes " man under any circum- stances. We expect him to rise high some day. Senatorial, Man land Baltimore, Maryland. Corporal (J); Lieutenant. Captain (II; Basketball (4. 3); Track (2, 1); Indoor Meet. Relay Team (2, Numerals (2) ; Hundredth Night. Staff Assistant (2); Y. M. C. A., Secre- tary (2), President (1); Silver Baj Delegati (3); Sunday School Teacher (1); Rifle Marksman. SOMETHING is usually expected to happen when a stork comes around, and this bird ( Exhibit A. featured above) is no exception to the rule. Prepared for West Point in Nick Al- t rock ' s school of bridge and baseball, he ma- triculated with the intention of completing the four year ' s course in one summer vacation, but on account of his attachment to the p ' ace de- cided to prolong the misery. That he has had wives in three companies in the last four years, without a single divorce, would convict him of polygamy in the most lenient courts. Though he started out as an " E " Co. runt and a Hell Dodger, nevertheless, by dint of hard work he has done much to eradicate those first im- pressions. His education never really began until lie became addicted to the loving and sage nurture of Prof. Pablo Werner. Under this mundane scholar he rocketed up from Coffee Corporal thru Gunner to Stable Sergeant in one week. if I r ■ si Pagi oni hundred fortj Corporal (.11; Corporal (- ' I; First Sergeant, Lieu- ant ill; Golf Squad (.1. J. 1 . Captain fl). Monogram Beast Detail; Rifle Marksman; 1 ' istol Sharpshooter. I TRICK is another out- of those who had fond illusions about the romantic lift ' of a soldier. Being an amateur in the R. O. T. C. of Louisiana State wasn ' t enough for him; so he came to West Point. Neither the hard work, nor the soirees, nor yet the stony road to knowledge via the Aca- demic Departments could put him down. It was Yearling year that Strick became am- bitious; his wives being responsible for that fact. In the first place he became obsessed with the desire to manage the Lacrosse Squad. In tin second place, he developed ambitions along the " snake " line. I know that he succeeded in the first, but as for the second, I ' m not com- petent to judge. Second (lass year was a continual struggle to make a one " no trump " hand stretch to a " grand slam. " As for First Class year, that was only a matter of continual piping of Gradu- ation. OH STEIN MK ' l golf! " Awakt ,TZ — com ' on out n ' play ikened from an afternoon nap this familiar whoop echoing throughout the div.j our noble sub-div. inspector promptly flings his comfortables all over the alcove and in nothing flat he is driving off the first tee. We don ' t imply that our Lieutenant is lazy — no, indeed; but he is one of those individuals blessed with a constitution that requires a lot of rest. By persistency in applying his waking moments to chasing the proverbial pill ' round and round the maze of cannon, trees and by- paths, he has become Captain of the Golf Team. But Golf isn ' t the half of it. as any goat that played in the Goat-Engineer football classic will well testify. Speaking of goats, in academies " Sugar " has been an Engineer with less effort than the most indifferent goat can brag of. Sugar? Oh. yes. his cheerful disposition and kind heart won that for him. as well as the ad- miration of many a fair one; but alas, they only give up in despair when a siege of their wiles fails to move his heart. msz msMMZ I m : 2j WU-M EGON ROLAND TAUSCH 15 F.X.I AM IN E. THURSTON m Fourteenth District, Texas New Braunfels, Texas. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Rifle Squad (2); Pistol Squad (1); Expert Rifleman; Pistol Expert. Senatorial. Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Cross-countrv (4, 3): Team (3); Howitzer Staff, Humor Editor (II: Rifle shooter ; Pistol Expert. Pistol Sharp- E GON came with the crowd. He ' s still with us. Came, did I say? Rather he strolled in with that peculiar loping gait of his that can be acquired only by spending endless hours astride a Mexican burro. Yes, he ' s from the Southwest, and it is said that the Texas sun, tequila, and frijoles are responsible for the odd halo effect that his hair lends to his head. A queer combination of Spic staccato and Southern drawl, gives humorous touch to his conversation that is only exceeded by his ever- ready wit. When you add to that a personality such as " Esta Noche " possesses, it is only nat- ural that he should be one of the best known and most liked men in the class. His past regrets, future fears and heart ' s desires are all centered in aviation. The roar of a Liberty, the whir of a prop., and the vibra- tion of struts have been, are, and always will be music to his ears. Fly ' em high, Egon, but ride ' em close ! SINCE those Yearling days spent witli " P " Chilton in a search for the elusive rhyme, there has been nothing that could compare with Ben ' s work of a metred nature. Witness the results of his untiring efforts elsewhere in this book. Strange to say the much-howled at. ex- otic loveliness of the moon has never found favor with him. Perhaps this is on account of the memory of the bitter cold of the moon-lit winter nights of his native Minnesota — perhaps tin re is a more subtle reason. Be that as it may. despite his continuous work for our publications, there has never been a plea for help that has not found Ben on the spot, ready with his fertile mind to aid those less fortunate in weathering the storms of the Academic Board. Just to show that he was not in the least con- fined in his fields of endeavor, during the Plebe year he turned out and made the Cross- country Squad. When that was abolished the next year, he drew a pistol at the Armor} ' and spent Yearling Spring on the Pistol Squad. one hundred i ' i i U ur Third District. Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin. Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Lieutenant, Sergeant (1); Pistol Team (4, 3, 2, 1), Monogram (4, 2), Minor A (3); Howitzer Staff (3, 2); 1 ' .. inter Staff (3, 2, 1), Art ' Editor il): Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1) ; President Dialectic Society I 1 : Election Committee t _ ' . 1): King Committee (3, _ ' . 1), Chairman (1); I ' .. A.: Expert Rifleman; Pistol ' Expt rt. IT is no exaggeration to say that almost everything that L ' ti lias done during the past} two years lias felt the guiding hand of little Ludy. Arriving at the Point with only a lov- able personality, a sense of humor, and an ap- preciation of beautiful things, Ludy has become the foremost artist, producer, organizer and di- rector of the Corps. Quite an assignment you say. " Yes, but we ' ve never seen him rushed, and he ' s still had time to make friends of most of the Corps. Besides his activities with the Pointer, Hun- dredth Night, and who knows what else. Holger is our leading exponent of Dead-Eye Dick ' s art of self defense. Ever since he was a l ' lebe he has been one of the mainstays of the Pistol Team, and in any meet, it is an exception not to find his name, like that of lien Adam, lead- ing all the rest. Toy is undecided as to what branch he will choose, but in any one. his good nature and ability will be a credit to himself. United States Army Baltimore, Maryland. Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Sergeant. Lieutenant (1); Pointer Staff (1); Beast Detail; Kill. Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. HIDE your boodle, men. and put your skags in the table drawer. Here he comes. An apprenticeship in the Army, fol- lowed by an intensive practice here, has en- dowed him with a skill at bumming that has never been equalled. His taking ways are ex- ceeded only by his generosity in giving. For after all, Jimmie ' s a keen file. With all his faults, we love him still — only he never is. He is ready to debate at any time, and will deliver an opinion in no uncertain terms on any ques- tion from the price of pie in Pyorrhea to the race question in the South. Yes, he comes from Baltimore and fondly imagines it ' s the heart of the old South, although everyone knows it straddles the line. He ' s hard, too — this hand some lad. Ask any Plebe who was in the Sixth Company. Southern by birth, a soldier by choice, and a jolly good fellow by nature: he ' s been the best of comrades. hundred forty fiv s pm - M M4m msmmm SAMUEL W. VAN METER P5T K h DAVID LOUIS VAX SYCKLE Third District, Mississippi Clarksdale, Mississippi. Corporal (2); lieutenant (1) ; Polo (2, 1); Ring Committee (3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. WHERE are you from, Mister? " " Mis- sissippi, sir. " " Last section in every- thing? " " No, sir, first! " Quite a thing to stand next to the head rather than near the bottom as is traditional. Yes. he ' s that cute dark-haired man on the horse. Always going around with that very exclusive and select group of First Classmen who wear white helmets and carry polo sticks in a Chesterfieldian manner. " Mr. Van Meter, ride that horse " , is a common expression in the " G " Co. riding section, but once, at least, an- other Cadet felt the tan bark of the riding hall, after such a remark. After every hop he vows he will never go over again, but sooner or later, with or without, he ' ll be there. Eor some reason he doesn ' t enjoy flying around in a Martin Bomber, but he figures. from past experience, that he can get enough flying around in that branch of hard riders. U nited States Army Glen Gardner, New Jersey. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant, Lieutenant 111: Pointer (J, 1), Associate Editor (1); Honor Committee (3); Expert Rifleman; Pistol Marksman. LOUIE! Stop that giggling and let the rest of the Div. study. " Ever since the first day of Plebe year, " Dutch " has been pulling bum grinds and then giggling. It takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown — we ' ll grant him that. We ' ll also admit that people like cheer- fulness, but there are some serious things in life. Van probably started the famous " Glen Gardner Avalanche " with his hefty guffaws, but lie says not. Anyway he keeps its columns full of personal items, so he can claim he keeps it going. Remember the big write-up the " po- dunk " gave him when he, dressed in F. D. fifty- fifty, was an usher at THE high school com- mencement, and the long one telling that he was elected Associate Editor of the Pointer, and then — but no more. Enough ' s enough. In 1962 the good people of the town will probably read a personal telling of the visit of Second Lieu- tenant Van Syckle, Nth Infantry to the scene of his nativity. The doughboys are a good branch. Louie, you ought to know that well, even if you were a machine-gunner when you came here. Go to it, boy. show ' em things. 1 Page one hundred forty-six r A 7 1 TrrxillWiT-. mSBMMSMM JAMES OKA WADE WILLIAM A. WALKER, JR. I 1 United States Army Mansfield, Arkansas. .n Football (4. 3, II. Monogram (3); Track i ' . li; M gram (2); Indoor Meet (4, .!. 2, 1); Summer League Baseball (3, Di Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. E ARLY in his career as a K-det, Oka became generally known because of his athletic activities, as a member of Summer League Rase ball Teams anil the Football Squad. However, he did not rise to prominence and lasting fame until, by efforts and ability as player coach he led the Goat Football Team to a victory over the Engineers. For this accomplishment he will be r e m e m b e r e d as long as ' 26 has a memory. He has spent his idle moments " boning " Red Comforter, athletics, or canoeing. While in- dulging in the latter, he lias had many hard pulls against the wind and tide to make 1 ' -rade. and has been known to swim, and on one rare occasion, to walk back. The " Taes " took part Christmas leave from bin well in what was left to after Tiffanv did some of his Second Class , but he succeeded so him that soon there- business. Now it is United States Army Alamkda, California. Corporal (21; Supply Sergeant (1) ; Football (4. .!. _ ' , li; Track (3, 2); Indoor Meel (4. .1. _ ' . li; Pointer ( ,i. J. 1 i. Business Manager (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharp- s in. BILL " swung down out of the saddle, rip- ped the Cor]) chevrons from his sleeves, lifted the bronze castles from his collar, and sauntered into Beast Barracks with an air of confidence that has not since been shaken. He goes at everything —soirees or pleasures, with a consistent bang. Every man in tin Corps is familiar with his cheerful smile and humorous sayings; but his room-mate, having spent well over a thousand days in his company knows the other side as well. There never was a keener file than Bill. He is ready for work or fun, to help you with Engineering or to discuss your favorite topic at any time. Kipling says: " Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend On what the world sees in you. But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend With the whole round Doughboys " with " for Jimmit And well does Hill Thousandth Man. fill ag in you. e shoes o that «33= =e3S=CZi3 hiin ' !re l forty i iKMsEgHBSPiSfefrfefe ARTHUR E. WATSON " . JR. Mmm m $°A M O b¥. fc THEODORE C. WENZLAFF Fifth District, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas. Sergeant (II; Track (3, 2, 1). Monogram (2); Indoor Meet. High Tump (4, S. 2, 11. High Hurdles (4. 3, 2, 11. Numerals (2, 1). USUALLY the name of Watson is associated with Sherlock Holmes, but not in this case — not at all. At the Point. Watson is associated with " snake " — absolutely ! Yes, Eddie likes the feinmes and (not at all hard to understand after looking at him) they all like him. too. A funny thing about Eddie is — he ' s always tired. Many a time in Summer Camp he would drag into the tent about 11:30 A. M. (after watching the Yearlings perform at drill all morning) — then sit on his cot with head be- tween hands and rest til 12:25. From then until 12:30 there would be frantic efforts to find white trouj soap, etc.. amidst moans of " no time to do anything around here. " Per- haps the thing that started him off in being tired was his achievement in Second Class June Week of breaking all previous records for con- sistent and continuous P. S. ' ing. Athletically, Eddie is there. His work on the track team and his two first places in the In- door Meet speak for themselves. His versa- tility in football was shown in the Engineer- Goat game on Thanksgiving, 1924. Fifth District, Xcbraska Sutton, Nebraska. Sergeant (1); Polo (2); Gymnasium (2. II: Indoor Meet (2, 1); Kille Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. KARL was busy when the Howitzer report- er approached him for an interview — busy reading the last edition of Smith ' s Elementary Law. He is a great reader — he read his English lesson once and made a final 2.3 which left him just pro. But as I sat down and took the skag which Henderson missed on his last raid, he laid the book aside. " You know. " he said. " I can ' t seem to digest this law very well. " " Little wonder, " I responded, " it is a rather big course. " Hut you can ' t bast him. He came back: " I suppose it is because I cannot like it; it is so common. " That is the fight and spirit which has made Wenzie the best Captain the 1925 " F " Co. in- tramural football team ever had. Why they even have a popular Christmas song beginning, " Good King Wenceslaus looked out " — Wenzie has long since learned to recite it backwards. But when I asked him about himself he smiled and resumed his book. That ' s Wenzie for you — silent always. But he ' ll get there. Page " tic hundred forty-eight s I w HI s f $ I R 1 TrETrrrrrr ' kki Truth District, New York Brooklyn, New York. NO man ran devote balf of his time to the Area, the other half to Art— and still achieve dazzling success in the pursuit of that elusive will-o ' -the-wisp, golden knowledge. Vic- tor in numerous conflicts with the Academic Hoard, cheerful loser in many a bout with the omnipotent hand that rules the T. I).. artist extraordinary for the Howitzer and the Pointer, Pablo lias carved for himself a niche in the heart of the class that no other man can well occupy. In the han. bleak days of winter — when the wolf is at the door and the hearts of all true Goats are clutched by nameless dread — Pablo never fails us. A nonchalant smile, the inevit- able white gloves, six pencils, four hours of fe- verish effort, and— " Well, that ' s over. " Back to his paints again. A. W. O. L. on tin ' Cavalry Hike, and a big slug in the offing. " Sir. I ' d like to ask just one question. When they lose a horse in this outfit do they generally look for him in pup tents. ' " Nothing seems to daunt that humor. Eighth District, Michigan Iona, Michigan. Corporal ( _ ' I ; Supply Sergeant (11; Football Statistics (3, 2. 1); Hundredth Night (3, li; Election Committee (1); Color Lines (3, 1 ) ; Composer " Army to Victory " and Hun- dredth Night Souks; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. MICHIGAN may boast of many illustrious sons but there is one to whom she points with particular pride — our Jim. This worthy son. some four or five years ago. rightly con- ceived the idea that the East held bis future and happiness. So we find him venturing forth equipped with a personality to charm and a forceful disposition to see things through. This ability made for him. at tin- New York Military Academy, an envious record. Naturally then, when he entered West Point, he " tarried on " and we see him fixed high in the scale of things important. Yes, .lim is a musician — one who has contributed much to the Hundredth Night show music and football songs. Such genius was not to remain unnoticed. Two years ago it was when Jim appeared in his Corp. chevrons and saw just the sweet miss for whom hi- had been waiting. The femme. coming from that famous feiumes school, ill turn " fell " for our own Jimmy with the result that the wedding bells will ring out on Graduation day — quite a fitting climax to his four years here. f hundred forty-nine SIDNEY M. WHEELER THOMAS BENJAMIN " WHITE m fti : United States Army Central City, Kentucky. Sergeant (1) ; Rifle Marks Pistol Marksr SID was a soldier before lie came to the Point, and so he has continued to be. He just naturally takes to the life; nothing daunts him; and he has a satisfactory solution for everything. Study was not made for him. If it had been there would certainly be more stars in the class. He is one of the few who consider evening C. Q. to be for nothing but the O. A. O., " A " book or sleep — certainly never books. De- mos were never known to worry him until the number nine was readied. He must go on week- end leave, so he always bucked up until th e first of the month had passed. The " dots and dashes " and the 75 ' s both have an attraction for Sid. We are not sure which will finally get him. but whichever does gets two. for we understand that Sid is taking it " with " . Fifth District, California Sax Francisco, California. Sergeant (1); Rifle Squad (3); Howitzer Staff. Associate Biography Editor 1 ) ; Hundredth Night (- ' 1; Choir (4): Expert Rifleman; Pistol Marksman. ENTER T. 15. — welcoming committee Ben Caffey and Dan DeBardeleben with their joyous " Chin Back Follies. " According to his own statement Tom entered the south area and three days later came to and found himself lo- cated in Beast Barracks. Although born in cold Alaska, he has inher- ited the warmth of his adopted California. He ' s the greatest of pals and he is noted for his sincerity. On account of a peculiarity in- herent in those who come from sunny regions. Tom has never attempted to bone files but has been content to allow each subject to take its own course. His several meeting engagements with P. Echols were taken with good grace. In the Goat-Engineer game he had his chance to even matters up with the Engineers. The score, 20-7, shows the results. Tommy is a most interesting talker and an excellent debater. His four years here with us have shown that he will make a leader of men in any branch he takes. ffi JAMES A. WILLIS, .lit. JOHN P. WOODBRIDGE Second District, South Carolina Barnwell, South Carolina. Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2); Sergeant, Lieutenant Hi; Goal Football Team (2); Rifle Squad (3, 2); Class Manager [ndooi Meel (4) ; Assistant Class Manager (3, - ' . 1); Honor Committee (2, li; Chairman (1); Expert Rifleman (3, 2, 11. JIMMY was one of our guiding stars in Beast Barracks, an " old-timer " who aided his classmates re than he realized during those first two months. We, perhaps, absorbed more useful information from Jimmy than from the whole Beast Detail and Tactical Depart- ment combined. Jimmy has never taken life easily. He has worked vigorously for everything that he has or ' is. and truly deserves the plaee he holds in his classmates ' esteem. Every fall has seen the beginning of a long and difficult raee be- tween Jimmy and the Academic Departments, with the latter gaining rapidly; and every June has seen his escape. However, in spite of all this, he has always had time for activities other than the preparation for the next day ' s struggle. Jimmy can handle a rifle in a manner that would bring shame to Daniel Boone and David Crockett. As a result he has been a member of the rifle squad for two years. He was one of the mainstays of tin- Coats in their annual argument witli the slip-stick artists. Seventeenth District, Ohio Newark. Ohio. Acting Corporal (.!): Corporal I ■ -I. . , J. 1 i ; Rifle Sharpshoot SOMEONE once remarked that Johnny would never make a first class gangster despite his hard-boiled looks, and right he was. Johnny ' s too kind hearted. Engineering can ' t claim him either; for if you should learn how close to the 2.0 line he usually is you ' d dismiss that idea. As for his becoming a chemist, just recall that one of P. Wirt ' s aides said, " Mr. Woodbridge, never let it be known that you studied chemistry at West Point! " Those three occupations are about all for which you ' ll find he can ' t fit himself. We can think of numerous others where he ' d make good. Lor one instance — look at those feet ; there you have it — a police- man. Again when you know how genuinely sympathetic and understanding he can he you know he could make good at medicine. But of all those for which we find he has ability he chooses the profession of arms. We believe him admirably adapted lor that. Helpful, up timistie and cheerful; what better qualities than these to prove he ' s lit to lead his platoon under cover of the woods in the vicinity of C li .lis. Sergeant (1); Football 14. 5, 2, li. " A " (2, 1), Monogram (3); Lacrosse (4, 3, !, 1). " A " (2, 1), Captain (1); Indo Meet, Handball (3); Boxing (_•); Camp Illumination, Trick Riding (3); Rifle Sbarpshooter. FOOTBALL. Lacrosse, Boxing, or trick riding, each i n itself is accomplishment enough for one man. but Mike takes them all. Enough can be said about his career on the gridiron or on the Lacrosse field for the past two seasons to fill newspaper columns. Mike is an athlete by nature and by choice. His efforts are all in that direction, and no undue effort is spent honing. At that he stands in the middle of the class and, upon graduation, will take the Air Service. Previous to playing for Army in Lacrosse. Mike never handled a stick. He realized its possibilities Plebe year and took to the game. Despite the fact that he had to walk off a slug during his Yearling Year and missed the whole season, he proved his ability, and won recogni- tion for it when he was elected Captain for ' 26. He has an Irish temper, but it ' s well under control and cools almost as quickly as it is aroused. He likes to kid but like most of us, lit hates to be kidded. Mike has life, is in pur- suit of happiness, and wants his liberty. Sergeant 111: Wrestling Squad (4, 3. 2, 1), Minor " A " i 3. J), Captain (11; Indoor Meet. Wrestling (4, 3. 1). Numerals (4i; Goat Football Team (2); Color Line (1); Camp Illumination (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. A MERRY laugh in the " Div. " ; Pete must be up there somewhere. High morale, ready wit. and a smile that even a Beast Bar- racks table " com " could not wipe oft " , are all just natural with Pete. Now. almost any man will give you the shirt off his hack, but darn few will button it up for you as well. Yet, that is Pete all over. If activities, athletics, and Corps spirit counted as much as academic work, friend Walter would he among the first to get his " sheep skin. " Our luminary ' s mechanical ability and great powers of imagination are reflected by his ques- tion. " Why, Sir. are you strapping me to this cushion, " addressed to an aviator who was ad- justing Pete ' s parachute: by his placing a pair of inner soles in his shoes with the adhesive side up; and finally by his sanguinary attempt to shave with two blades in his safety razor. Absolutely a woman hater for his first three years, our young incorrigible was thrown for a loss at the start of the last quarter. Walt is boning " CTT " life. ' A i Pagi ' iie hundred fifty-three Page hundred fifty-four d hftyliv I ' ■; .-. QUI I City El | JACK MILLS SENTELLE I,,, I w a ■ Found in math N earling I ' i Worth, Florida, in th. Although In- has not atti nded i olh gi working for a commission from " cil " life, so he ' ll b with us I luck. Jack. 35 CHARLES WILLIAM STRATTON Math added Charlii s lis) of casualties in laun- md since ill. n he has been attending Leland Stanford University. He is closely connected with the R. O. T. C. work there and hopes to gel back into 5i ■ that route. 36 GEORGE FRANCIS TAYLOR Another man whom the math department nevei failed to turn i.nt was Georgt but he was too elusive until tl i Sinci hi Left hen Georgi has taken a ci mrse in optometrj and is now working foi a i in New I ity. ROY EMERSON TUTTLE i " took Tut out of our ranks Yearling Christmas. He was on the baseball and and took pari in the In. lout Meet Plebe year. He ' s now attending tin S :ai Institute ol Mew York ami i- connected in business with th. i i I : ust Company there. LYNN BUSH URBAN •Til. " was found iu math Yearling Christ He boxed in tin- Indoor Met tor us lie was a member of the track squad, w an embryo dentist si m Univi - sitj at St. Louis. ROBERT SERRELL WOOD WALKER vas found in Descrip " , I ti tas. He then studied G, Washington University in Washington, I . C. At present he s working in the Financial De] I .lit! the o. R. C. FRANK JOHN SUTTON Frank was handicapped b sickness at the end of Plebe .mil resigned when he was turned back to ' 27. II. went liusiness ,,, In. ,ii,i„, Calif la ..in] (,,„,, all reports he ' s established H, was • - ol I i osl remark.-,:,!, u,.l„,i-i th, Co, p.. 41 LANE AMBROSE MOORE I.ane ested ol a ,s always mor stock-raising than in the profess blow P, him when the English exam sent him awaj . trlit August. Befori entering hen he attend.. I Oklahoma . l Now he is atti nding [owa Statt al mes. ROLAND ROGER MINER " Pepe " resigned in Yearling Camp becausi ol his father ' s death. He ' s now studying electrical engineering al Kansas I no ersitj and is a ft aternitj man there, 4. ' HAROLD HURD. JR. ' Pete " n .an ' to us Ral hi i than have ii thoughl that he couldn ' t finish hi - mi h u k, finis ■ ' PI ,, resigned. He attended Pennsyh i rts and Hi. n bi . am, ., pupil of Mr. V C. Wyi th at Chadd ' Fo d tnia. P. ti b longs ,,, line with Whistl Poe i th. artists » The paintings and designs he made as a Cadel will always b, rem, us. Even his lac bough) his paintings. II HERBERT HOPPER SMITH I Julj - ' . 1923. ee one hundred fiftj i ight Those Who Left Before Plebe Christmas DENSON GAINES JOHN ROUTH BOWIE BENJAMIN F. OUTLAW ADDISON EXUM WARREN GREENE CHANDLER FURMAN JOHN COWLES WALL WALTER PASHLEY HALL ARTHUR F. DIETERICH EDWIN MARTIN THEOBALD OTTO PAUL STRIZEK FREDERICK JULIAN DORMAN HARRY JAMES McMAHON SAMUEL WESLEY THOMPSON ARTHUR THOMAS TORSON WM. JOSEPH ROWLAND, JR. JOHN WILLIAM DALE GAYLAND LYLE IIAGELSHAW VINCENT ALOYSIUS GERVAIS FLOYD LEVERETT JOSEPH BEXEDICH TREUSCH HAROLD MARR POOLE I IONS COLEMAN RICHARDS LAMAR Q. MORGAN FRED WIGGINS JOSEPH WILLIAM BURNS STEPHEN YOUNG SEYBURN ALLAN OSWELL MARSH VERNON ROM VYNE SELBY S3 I undred sixty-one -•- . :.: -r j,, FIRST CLASS ANDERSEN, J. R. ANKENBRANDT, F. L. BAIRD, AY. J. BAKER. W. C, Jr. BARBOUR. T. E. P. BARNES, W. H. BARNEY, K. R. BAXTER. H. R. BAYER, W. L. BLACK, P. J. BOOTH, D. P. BOWEN, F. S.. Jr. BRADY, B. W. BR( lADHURST, R. C. BRUSHER, II. A. BURNS, J. R. BURWELL, J. B. CALHOUN, T.. Jr. CANHAM, C. I). W. CARROLL, P. L. CARTER, C. C. COLLINS, S. P. CONDON, M. M. CONZELMAN, C. M. CORDERMAX, W. P. CREASY, W. M., Jr. DANIELS, H. M. DAVIDSON, J. R. DEAN, W. E., Jr. deSHAZO, T. E. DES ISLETS, R. E. M. DEYO, W. J., Jr. DOUD, H. DOUGLAS, W. T. D( IVI.E, J. P. DUFFY, I. A. EHRGOTT, H. W. EHRHARDT, G. V. ELLIOTT, J. C. B. ENNIS, V. P., Jr. FEATHER, E. H. FORD, H. P. FORDE, H. McC. G VFFNEY, R. A. GAILBREATH, T. B. GRIFFING, L. S. GRINDER, R. H. GRIZZARD. H. McN. GROSS, B. HALVERSEN, J. HAMILTON, P. HARRIS. S. R., Jr. HARWELL, M. H. HAWKINS, H. S., Jr. HAWTHORNE, W. B HEIBERG, E. R. HEIDNER, A. A. HEISER, B. P. HENDERSON, G. II. HERTE, R. J. HICKMAN, G. W., Jr. HORTON, T. R. HOUSE, W. E. HUTTON, P. C, Jr. JAMES, T. H. JOHNSON, A. H. JOHNSON. II W JOHNSON, L. W. JONES, L., Jr. JONES, M. D., Jr. K M MERER. M. R. KANE, J. II. A 5 a KIRCHHOFF, A. A. G KRUEGER, J. N. LAIDLAW, W. E. LAND, R 1.. LEVIN, O. J. McDANIEL. H E. Mcdonough, r. k. McFARLAND, J. A. McGEEHAN, C. W. McKINNEY, M. J. McMASTER, R. K. McNAMARA, U " . I). McNAUGHTON, K. P. McNERNEY, C. I). .MARCH, K. F. MARTIN, C. E. MATTHIAS. N. A. MAUDE, R. C. MAYO, R. W. MENY, C. A. MILLS, W. H. MITER, F. F. MOLLOY, F. P. MUNSON. E. L., Jr. MUNSON, F. P. MURPHY, E. J. NELSON, M. R. NOURSE, R. S. O ' CONNOR, R. E. OSBORNE, R. M. PARKER, G. E., Jr. PARKS, H. H. PEARSON, R. W. PECK, M. W. PERMAN, J. E. I ' LUALMER, T. F. PRUDHOMME, S. E. PURCELL, F. X. A. RANEY, E. D„ Jr. REEDER, R. P., Jr. REEVE, P. M. RHODES, E. L. RICHARDSON, Y. M. RIGGS, B. L. RINGLER, E. L. ROOSMA, J. S. ROSS, H. ROSS, R. C. RYAN, J. L.. Jr. SCHEIFFLER, F. F. SEWALL, A. R. SILVERMAN, R. STMS, T. A. SKINNER, M. L. SLOANE, C. C, Jr. SMALLWOOD. E. C. SMITH, C. R. SMITH, G. A.. Jr. STAGLIANo, F. J. STANTi ) , W. C. STORKE, H. P. STRICKLER, J. C. SUGRUE, C. 1) TAUSCH, E. R. THURSTON, B. F. TOFTOY, H. N. VAN IIORNF, E. J. VAN METER, S. W. VAN SYCKLE, U. L. WADE, J. U. WALKER, W. A. WAT SON, A. E.. Jr. WENZLAFF, T. C. WERNER, P. A. WHEATON, J. R. W HEELER, S. M. WHITE, T. B. WILLIS, J. A., Jr. WOODBRIDGE, J. P. YEOMANS. P. E. YOUNG, W. CLASS ORGANIZATION OFFICERS KANE President BAXTER Vice-President BAKER, W. C Secretary HEIBERG Treasurer HOUSE Historian Election Committee Honor Committee l ' n J Committee BAKER, W. C, Chairman WILLIS, J. A., Chairman TOFTOY, Chairman DUFFY ™ AN RHODES VAN METER PEARSON ' McKINNEY HAWKINS WHEATON HAWTHORNE CALHOUN SMALLWOOD MILLS WERNER RINGLER BAYER MAUDE OSBORNE EHRGOTT, H. W. „ . , _. _ . „„ n T.„ Equipment rtrmx ( ommittee ANDERSEN JONES, M. D. Aw.,.,,!-.. ,■ ■ J ' BARBOIR, Chairman HUTTON MOLLOY KANE TOFTOY PECK BURWELL BARBOUR SMITH, C. R. WALKER, W. A. BLACK, P. J. HERTE DES ISLETS hundred sixty-four FIRST CLASS HISTORY AS our four years at West Point draw to a close. we pause now and then to review them and to contemplate in a more or less philosophic way the great variety of things which they have held for us. Retrospection only emphasizes the fact that West Point is something beyond all compre- hension and that it is futile to try to express in mere words just what the place means to us who arc Leaving. First of all. it has been a most ex- acting taskmaster. Our work was put before us. certain standards were prescribed, and we were re- quired to expend mental and physical energy in the effort to remain here. Then, too. it has made possible for us associations which will forever in- fluence our lives. The very ghosts of Washington, Thayer, Grant. Lee. and a host of others have hovered about us, furnishing inspiration and charg- ing the atmosphere with traditions and ideals by which we might guide our steps. In every way. spiritual, mental, and physical. West Point has shaped us. molded us. and trained us, so that now we are ready at last to step out into the glaring sun of the practical world to exhibit ourselves as finished products of the institution. The process, with all its allied influences, is much too vast to be grasped in a day or a year, and we. who have been in the midst of it all for four eventful years, sometimes feel ourselves filled with awe der at the magnitude of the thing. At times we may have thought our life here, with all its restrictions and requirements, a bit un- pleasant, but as the incidents become more mellow- ed by passing time, we become more convinced that all in all we have been very happy and that we would not have missed the experience for any number of others which, on the surface, might ap- pear more attractive. West Point has given us many tilings which arc too vague and intangible to describe. We know that we possess them and that we arc the better for them, but that is about as close as any of us get to comprehension. From the beginning we have literally been fed " West Point. " As bcasties we were thrown into a state of complete mental chaos, during which we lost many of the ideas which we had brought with us. The whole heterogeneous mass of us seemed to be cast into a black, whirling maelstrom where we were mentally knocked about until we lost all track of time and current events. Then the accompanying hurricane of shouts and orders began to subside and we felt ourselves lifted up again into the light of day. As the darkness re- ceded we were given bits of knowledge which were quickly absorbed into the vacuous places where our ft hundred sixty-fiv 23P minds had been. We finally adjusted our mental eyes to the new conditions and found ourselves looking upon a much changed world. The things which, a few weeks before, had seemed to us to be so vitally important had now faded to insigni- ficant proportions and other things of which we had never before heard had become predominating in tin- scheme of life. And we ourselves had chang- ed — or perhaps it would be better to say that the whole change was within us. The disorganized collection of schoolboys, clerks, farmhands, sol- diers, and dozens of other types had become a well controlled group of " new cadets " , fired with en- thusiasm and inspired to l ive and act in accord- ance with " Duty, Honor, Country. " We had been " done over " with a thoroughness which we failed to realize. After Beast Barracks we joined the Corps to pass through a new set of experiences. It is really remarkable how child-like and unworldly one be- comes during Plebe Summer. Even the most hard- ened souls had finished in a more or less plastic mental condition. In a way. we had ceased to think. We were told what to do. when and where to do it. and there the matter ended. But as time went on we began to form opinions and theories based upon our new existence. We became alert and absorbed great quantities of information and instruction, both directly and indirectly. Our minds expanded, our visions broadened, and we found ourselves accumulating a store of know- ledge about a multitude of things. Plebe Christ- mas popped into the picture and out again and following closely came our first Foundation. This was probably the first time that any of us — turn- backs excluded, of course — had given any thought to the fact that it is possible after all to have t i leave before graduation. It was something of a shock to discover suddenly that our positions were not as secure as we had blandly believed them to be. It is entirely possible that many of us are shivering yet from the fright of that first found list. Time passed, as it has a way of doing, and we were in the midst of spring before we knew it. The first year was nearly over and we were deeply grateful. Plebe year is quite all right as material for reminiscence but it is a frightful thing while it lasts. One becomes obsessed with a feeling of ab- solute inferiority and lack of ability of any kind and one ' s chin gets calloused from being tucked inside of the front edge of a-dress coat collar. So none of us felt any great degree of unhappiness when June Week started and we could count the minutes until Recognition. We were all entirely ready to escape from our downtrodden condition ELECTION COMMITTEE Back row: Osborne, Barbour. Toftoy, Iluuon, Smallwood, Ringler. Front row: Hickman, Black, Pearson, Baker, Y. C, (.Chairman), Wheaton, Anderson. hundred sixty- of existence. At last the great day came and tin- clock seemed to stop for ten or twelve hours. Almanacs and kindred appliances to the contrary, any 1 ' lclie will tell you that the day of Graduation Parade is the longest of the year by several hours. Evening finally came and with it one of the most soul-stirring events known. For the last time we sounded off the hells and double-timed to ranks. Then came the " crawling " of a lifetime — chin back to infinity, chest raised to the bursting point, and the rest of the anatomy distorted in propor- tion. The parade formed and the hand dawdled up and down the line playing " The Dashing White Sergeant. " Then tin- command, " Graduating class. front and center, march ! " and the long line moved across the plain to take post along the visitors ' benches. The rest seemed like a dream. We passed in review and marched into the area. As soon as the companies were halted and dismissed our hands were grasped, our shoulders slapped, and we had in some miraculous way " arrived " , too full of emotion to do more than gurgle. Being recognized is truly a wonderful sensation. Yearline year was largely a period of orientation and expansion. During the first two weeks, while the First Class was away, our egos regained their former state- of enlargement and then continued to grow until they threatened to swamp everything within range. A compressed spring, suddenly re- leased, flies through equilibrium to the opposite unstable extreme. In the same way. suddenly re- leased from the restraints of Plehedom, we be- came temporarily unbalanced in the opposite di- rection ; hut not for long ! Second Class year was to a great extent one of preparation. Our duties, both academic and mili- tary, were comparatively light and we had what was really our first opportunity to make a good estimate of the situation. We began to compre- hend that our four years here demanded a large quantity of " give " in return for the " take " , and we also were awakened to the fact that in not many more months we would he the people responsible for the running of the Corps The first result was that we began to take a greater interest in the things which were going on about us. More of us turned out for athletic squads and a great many of us began to pry into the mysteries of the various activities with the acknowledged purpose of seeing what made things tick, so that we could keep them running later on. Class consciousness increased in strength and, as a group, we became more thoroughly acquainted and co-ordinated. June was upon us almost before we were aware of it and graduation left US on the threshold of First Class Pag. year, burdened with new responsibilities and fired by new ambitions and enthusiasm. First Class year is quite properly the climax of our drama of forty-eight months duration. It could not be introduced more fittingly than by a two-weeks absence during which we eould become accustomed to the fact that we were the ranking- class at the Academy. At Fort Wright and Mit- chell Field we worked and played in strange en- vironments. Freed from the restraining influences of our customary surroundings we quickly rid our- selves of our under-class ideas and assumed those which we thought were better suited to our exalted condition. In the modern jargon, we knew that we were " quite the berries " and we intended to run West Point as it had never been run before. Prob- ably all classes enter their last year feeling this way and we sincerely hope that their awakening was not as rude as ours. The T. D. continued to function in spite of our wishes that we be given full control of everything and we wondered how the rumor had ever started that the First Class was in the habit of dominating West Point. The most precious legacy left to each new First Class is Corps Honor. Since our debut as Plebes we have looked upon Corps Honor as the one in- violable thing in all Creation. Honor comes before all else and. remembering this, we have guarded it carefully, with the result that now we can turn it over in good condition to the class of 1927. Close- ly allied with Honor are the traditions and we have been equally responsible for their observance and continuance. Without its traditions West Point would be little more than a glorified " tin school. " and we have seen to it that they have remained intact. One of the more pleasant phases of this vear has been the preparation for graduation. Early in the summer we received the first of a long series of lectures, both technical and otherwise. The one in question was of the " otherwise " class and the subject, " A Second Lieutenant ' s Pay Divided by Two. " was presented so clearly and forcefully that, at present, not more than thirty per cent of the members of the class are planning to be married within the first six months following graduation. We have had lectures and statistics on insurance, leadership, tactics, finance (personal and other- wise), equipment, clothing, and what not. until we feel qualified to cope with practically any situa- tion. And we have had an orgy of long distance shopping in an effort to equip and clothe ourselves properly before we emerge from " our rock-bound highland home. " These varied preparations for departure have stimulated our imaginations and have brought on a deluge of plans about this, that, and the other thing. The pupa is beginning to stir and soon the fully developed insect will emerge in all his gaudy trappings to dash about madly un- til some unforeseen collision brings him to his senses and teaches him to proceed more cautiously. In the final analysis, the success of a class de- pends almost entirely upon its success and conduct during the last year. We feel no hesitancy in stak- ing our reputation as a class upon the results of this last year. We can point to no especially out- standing achievement, principally because there has been no occasion which demanded other than ordinary treatment. But on the other hand, we take great pride in pointing out the fact that the blemishes on our record are small and very infre- quent. Our sins of omission and commission com- pare very favorably with those of the classes im- mediately preceding us and give us no cause for regret. As a matter of fact, we are not yet in a position to pass judgment on our four years as Cadets but we are confident that the passing of time will not give us any reason for not being well pleased with our record. Prognostication presents difficulties, as is usu- ally the case. As a class we are sure that we will succeed in measuring up to the standards which have been set by those who have gone before us. Since we have the same training, the same inspira- tion, and practically the same opportunities, there is no reason for believing that we will fall short of their accomplishments. As individuals, anything may happen. After the 12th of June we will be literally scattered over the face of the earth and the probability that al- most anything will happen to any individual ap- proaches infinity. We have hopes and ambitions which will give us goals toward which to strive — and we will meet with unexpected difficulties here and there which may upset all of our plans and ruin the work of months or years. But wherever we may be and whatever may happen, we will never forget our four y ears at West Point nor the fact that we are forever charged with the duty of not bringing discredit of any kind to our Alma Mater. " Guide us, thy sons, aright, Teach us by day. by night To keep thine honor bright, For thee to fight. I Thru we de fori from thro. Serving on land or son. May we still loyal be, West Point, to thee. " Tage one hundred sixty-eight 1 hundred sixty-n ffiUiftiitAlf Page on KOI IIEVAR, .1. KUNESH, F. W. KURSTEDT, H. A. 1,1 i ik, I., s. KYSTER, 1 1. II.. Jr. LAND, C. W. I. i i: ( II. I). P. LEPPING, A. J. LEVINGS, G. E. I.KW IS. M. K.. Jr. LILLARD, G. F. I,i IUGHBI IRI IUGH, I). S. LOVELL, J. R. I. ' »WE, K. i ' .. LUEBBERMANN, II. A LUNDQUIST, C. E. McCOY, ( ' ... Jr. i, i,i IWN, D. I ' . McKEE, M McKINNEY, II. E. McLAMB, N. A. Mclaughlin, e. d McMANUS, T. K. McNAMEE, W. I.. McNUTT, O II. MART IX. (, E. l ASTERS, M. I ' . MATTHEWS, W. S. M EC I II. IXC. E. P. MELOV, C. S., Jr. MILLER, A. M . Jr. MILLER, I). P. MINTER, W. II. MOORE, M. MORIN, M. J. MOSELEY, C. V. H.. Jr MOSES, M. NAYLOR, R. H. NELSON, C. G. i iSTENBERG, F.T. PACHYNSKI, A. I.. PARIS. I. H. PAXSON, II. O. PEGG, I. n. PEIRCE, G. I- ' . PENCE, W. P. PERRILL1AT, II. A. K. PERRIXE, R. K. I ' HKI. X, W. J. P UNT, W. T. POTTER, W. E. QUINN, II. . RICHON, O. I.. R( )S I ' ' .. B. C. ROTH, A. SCHEWE, I ' . E. SCHMIDT, E. G. SCHULL, H. W . Jr SCHWAB, J. A. SEGARRA, A. SHAW, L. E. SHILLOCK, G. W. SIMONTON, S. J. SINCLAIR, F. II. SINK, R. F. SMYLY, J. , Jr. SOLEM, A. E. ST USFTON, R. G. STARK. E. D. STERLING, J. M. ST( iBER, M. F. STl INE, C. B., Ill STRICKLER, D. G. SWINDLEHURST, J. E, Jr. TIIIEBAL ' I), K. E. THOMAS, AV. E. THOMPSON, J. V. THORPE, F. I.. Til RAMS, G, E. TIMBERL VKE, J C. TODD. I-. A.. Jr. T() NER, M. M. TOWNSEND, II. I ' . TR r H.I.. T. J. II. TRAPOLINO, T. F. TURNER, R. G. UPTHEGROVE F. R, VERBECK, W. J. WASHBOURNE, L. B WASHBURN, C . WATLINGTON, T. M.Jr. EBB, E.M.,Jr. ESNER, C. WEST, J. M. WEST, R. J., Jr. EYHER, T. A. HATLEY, ' . D.Jr. HEELER, !• ' . V. WHELCHEL, W. W. WHITE, R. C. WHITEHOUSE, B. WHITTLE, C. L. WILLIAMS, A. N., Jr. WILLIAMS, C. E. ILLIAMS, I.. R. W 1 1. Si IX. J. WOHLFORTH, R. M. ( HTKIEVICZ, J. V. Wool). II. S. w RE . J. T. ZELLER, II. M.. Jr. ZWICKER, R. W. V . hundred seventy-one CLASS HISTORY 1927 THOSE Second Class Deadbeats! " Everywhere we go that insinuating phrase follows us. First Classmen roll it over their tongues in a reminiscent tone: Yearlings spit it out in a half-angry envy; and we suspect the Plehes of yelling it up the fire-place, after some unpleasant soiree. " Those Second Class Deadheats! " But this isn ' t fair. We aren ' t " Dead- heats. " And to prove that fact we submit the following record of our life during the past year: The 23rd of Decemher, 1924, may have looked like any other day to Evelyn, Kosciusko, or Bill Bennet, hut in the eyes of some two hundred and forty Yearlings it was DEB TAG. the big question being, " At sundown who will he it? " All day men wrestled with Math, History and English writs, tongue-torturing Frog and heartbreaking Drawing. All for that last needed " tenth. " Dinner came and, in the last dazzling hour. Yearlings in the Mess Hall era mined poop-sheets into their mouths and tried to spec oyster crackers. At three P. M. the bell rang and at hand was — Christmas Leave! After Christinas Leave — Chaos! Back up the long hill from the station, back to the cold bleakness of West Point winter. Then came days of dreaming — dreaming of the girls we left behind. Slowly the days passed at first, but soon that " morn- ing-after " feeling disappeared. There were the winter sports, ending with the Navy basketball game, which resulted in a 21-17 victory for the Army. Then the Hundredth Night festivities — the show 1 si Pag) one hundred and hop furnished all with a good time and reminded us that June and Furlough were slowly but surely approaching. The high spot in March came with the Indoor Meet. when, in an evening full of pep and hard work, the Third Class ran the Second Class a good race for second place in the meet, losing the race by an Angstrom unit. All during spring we drew pictures of stables, guard-houses on the right oblique, and Held showers. Finally a most welcome change came; we took up outside sketch- ing. From one till three we roamed the hills with an alidade, pencil, and eraser in one hand and a sketching hoard in the other. Up and down Laundry Hill we went, sighting on invisible G. I. cans, " shooting " up redoubts, or pacing back and forth over igneous granite rock formations. Spring sports became the order of the day. The " Furlough Number " of the Pointer was published by the Yearlings, who were now lining themselves up with the various athletics and activities. Hut uppermost in the mind of each Yearling was one thought; one fact that impregnated all life with hope and mean- ing. There are two things of importance to Kaydct minds; only one of these con- cerns a Yearling, but that one is sufficient. No word is significant, no experience so exciting, no memory so pleasant as FURLOUGH. For two years we had lived for Fur- lough; all spring we had piped it. The first of June made Furlough eleven days away. Hut what an eternity eleven days can he. What a week that June Week was; Plebes to keep busy; drills and parades to make; social functions to attend; the great Horse Show; a vast amount of packing to do; furniture and possessions to be buried from the eyes of scavengers; blanks to fill out and sign; inspections to pass; new cits to try on; bills to pay; bills to charge; reservations to make; each a detailed part of Furlough. June the eleventh was the day of Graduation P-rade. The P-rade was all that it should he — dripping hot, colorful, moving. The " kick " was not as great as it had been the previous year when it was our Recognition, hut then, it was nice to march around with out necks in first position stoppage rather than in third. The Plebes having been duly recognized we turned our attention to Graduation Hop. From nine ' till one we revelled in a much bedecked Gym. We heard from First Classmen that the swimming pool looked beautifully. From 2:00 A. M. until 5:50 we slept under the only un- packed sheet. We awoke to music and jumped from our beds to seek the Area where the First Class was parading. Their lines were, generally speaking, good, but they displayed some mean curves of which we had been hitherto unaware. Immediately after breakfast we carried mattresses and pillows to Kendrick Hall; locked suitcases; drew money: then donned belt and gloves for Graduation. Many friends " passed on " as we watched. Graduation over, we marched to the iron scats, formed the hollow square, and heard the Second Class corps " made. " Ranks broke, and five minutes later you couldn ' t find a Furlough-man in the Area. Some grabbed a hasty bite in the Mess Hall; the majority fled at once. Furlough is an individual affair. We cannot describe it at any length. Every man in ' 27 could tell you a most interest- ing story covering the summer of 1925 if he would do so, but he won ' t. Furlough and its impressions are his and his alone. Occasionally you may hear a few an- ecdotes, but the big things are merely hinted at. However, on the first night of Furlough there is always a Furlough Banquet, and of that banquet we can say this much: It was a max. from cadet store tags bearing various suggested courses of action through dinner and entertainment, to the last minute ' s jollity. When the party broke up many men were already well on their way home; the others left during the next two days — whenever they woke up. Several classmates went abroad and many good stories are told of France and Paris. Men went north, south, and west, to city. town, and country. Some literally " flew " home; others drove cars there; the majority went on trains, while coastwise I S I i c hundred seventy-four and ink-Hake boats carried several; if any walked home they have kept it awfully quiet. It was a glorious summer for everyone; a well-earned rest from drills and academics. When the last of August came each man was loath to leave home and friends, hut at the same time he was anxious to begin the last two years at the Point. On the morning of August - 28th a care- ful observer might have discovered flocks of hats slowly floating down the Hudson. while up the long hill from Ferry to Ad Building trudged two hundred hare- headed Cadets, most of them half asleep. But once they reached the level of the Plain, being no longer at home, they were compelled to wake up. Bedding had to be swiped; Victrolas unpacked; rooms as- signed according to the new rank; tables, lockers and washstands to be dragged up long flights of stone or iron stairs. Each man had to report — most of them to new. uncompromising-looking tacs — to turn in the last .$.18. At noon the Yearlings were minus white tron and collars so that the Second Class could go to dinner. For two days the orgy of unpacking and fold- ing continued. Then Sunday came and with it the last day of rest. At P-radc new guides and guidons undertook their various fall soirees. The cold Mess Hall fish didn ' t taste so " hot, general began to look gray. Academic work began on Monday, and for a month the two stripers searched gamely for the " deadbeat. " Finally they found it — Phil, Chem, Spic and Art. Many Goats and Engineers swapped places, for turn about is only fair play. With the arrival of the football season the post-Furlough demoralization disap- peared. What a day it was. when we watched that gridiron in the Gym and saw Tiny, Trap. Chick, Bosco and the rest of the boys romp through Notre Dame to victory. Two dark days stand out during the fall; the days the Corps went to Yale and Columbia. No man who made the six-hour Yale trip in open busses will ever forget it; no man who saw Columbia win its last game with Army will forget that. However, nothing really matters but the Navy game, and Army had to have that this time. enty-five Thanksgiving came, and everyone had an opportunity to get all foolishness out of his system at the Goat-Engineer game. Not that the game was a silly exhibition. It was a good game, despite the huge score in favor of the Goats. The En- gineers were defeated in the first quarter, by a series of line plays, but they then bucked up and gave the Goats a real fight. This Goat victory, coupled with that of the preceding year, establishes a preced- ent; the Goats lick the Engineers — the Army licks the Navy. (Which may or may not be an excellent alibi for the Engineers). Two days later the Corps went to Xew York to see the Army team sink the Navy by the long desired touchdown. The Second Class could well raise its chest that day over the fine performance of its members on the team. After the game came the celebration downtown. Every- one flocked to the Astor to eat, drink, and dance a step with the femme. Midnight saw the customary formation in G. C. T., two A. M. found a cold but high- team up the Big Hill and, in front of the Mess Hall, Baxter told the Corps that Tiny Hewitt was the Captain-elect of Football. The Second Class has been coming into prominence this past fall. Men formerly merely associated with squads and ac- tivities are now being elected Captains and Managers. Very soon we take over the reins with the intention of maintaining in every respect the high standards of the Corps. During the last month before Christ- mas we pondered over Phil and Chem Labs, trying to find out what life is all about. More recently we took writs, but not one Second Classman was turned out. Hivey — eh, wot? During Christinas the only men remaining at West Point from our class were a few formerly high- ranking slusoids. I 1 Page one hundred r ' ■] » T j T Ti ■-.fflS i S Q 3 G ifiilSlSS THIRD CLASS I1AMS. P. DeW. ALEXANDER, A. I... Tr ALLEN, F. G ANDERSON, A. V. P. VNDERSON, F. L. Jr. ANDERSON - I ANDERSON, V. BAIN, J. G. BAKER, G. W. BANTA, J. C. BARNES, V. B. BEALL, II L, J BE .1 TIE, R. B. BEAUMONT, II. P., [V,Jr. BIENFANG, G. R. BILLINGSLEY, .1. D. BISSi IN, M. C. BLAIR, R. B( VTNER, B. LeM. Bl ICK, F. L. lie ) LAND, J. P. Bl M IS, r. II. Bl IRN, C. F. Bl IWMAN, I.. R. BRECKINRIDGE, W. M. BREDEN, J. P. BRENNAN, J. T., Jr. BRENTNALL, S. K. BRICKMAN, G. A. BRIGGS, J. E. BROl IKE, J. l " .. Jr. BROWN, II. BR IWN, J. W.. Jr. BROW . R. C. BROWNING, S. R. BRl i KING, W. VV. BRYAN, J. K. BUCK, I.. X. BUELL, D. C, Tr. BULGER, J. A. BULLOCK. R. L. BUNKER, II G BUTCHERS, R. J. BUTLER. R. G, Jr. BYRD. C. Z. CALDWELL. V. C. CAYLER, P. D. CHAMBERS, B. S. CHASE, A. B., Jr. CHRISTIE, L. K. COLE. G. M. Cl ILEMAN, F. J. COLHOUN, A. A.. Jr. CONKLIN, J. E. COOLIDGE, G. V. Ci iVERD U.K. G. B. CRALLE, M. S. CRAM i i M . J. C. CULLEN, T. P. CUMMINGS, E. A., 2d CUNNINGHAM, J. K. CURRAN, C. D. CURRIE, W. R. DALEY, E. K. DAU, F. J. DAVIS, I. C. DAYHARSH, T. J. HE LAW. N.J. DELMONICO, I.. R. DENNISTON, A B. ME WITT. J. L, Jr. DICKEY. F. R. DOIDGE. J. P. DONALD, W. G. I " ' i BLED V. I . C. I .1 VS, G. A. in I.K. n. G. DUNCAN, J. L. DWYER, R. I. KAKI.K, J. J.. Jr. GASTON, R. I.. EDMUNDSON, W. T. ELLSWORTH. T. D. ELY, M. H. ENGER, E. E. EVEREST. F. F.. Jr. EZEKIEL, R. B. FALKXER, F. H. FARRA. J. F.. Jr. FINLAY, L. W. FINNEGAN, W. E. FITZGIBBONS, J. J. FLEMING, R. J . Jr. FJ.i » ' D. H. L. FORNEY ' , F. H. FORREST, N. B., Jr. FREDERICK. R. T. FRITZSCHE, C. F. FULLER, L. A.. Jr. FURMAN, G. C. GARTLEY. J. T. GAVAN, P. A. GEARY, J. A. GIBBS, D. R. GILCHRIST, J. R. G1MMLER, K. G. E. GOLDSMITH, R. W. GOODELL, F. Q. GOODRICH, C. ( ' .. GRAHAM, B L. GREEAK. W. II. GREELEY. B. McK. GREEN. J. L. GRIFFIN, T. N. GRINSTEAD, I. B. GUDE. E. W. GUERTLER. R- II. Gl " ILD. W. E. HALFF. M. II. HALTERMAN, II W. HAMMACK, L. A HANDY, R. J. HARBl I.D. X. P.. HARSHBARGER, C. W. HARTMAN. A. R. HASKELL. F. W. 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B. MAI.O.Ni:. A. J. K. MANION, T. O. m nskh:i.i , c. .1. MARKII AM. E. M., Jr. MARTYN, F. F. M VSON, S. B. MATHEWS, E. S. M T 1 1 KAYS. J. J. MATTES, i C MATTESON, W. J. MATTHEWS, C. M. MAXWELL, A. R. MEACHAM, O. R. MEEHAN, A. V. MICHELA, .1. A. I.I.KK ' miKS. R. K MIGUEL, . Jr. MILLS, i - MITCHELL, i ' J MOLNER, v Ml INTGI .M ERY, MORAN, T. .1 MORROW, J. J. Ml IRTl IN, P. M. MOSCATELLI, T. G. MULKEY, D. L. MUNDY, G. W. MURTHA, J. T.,Jr. MYERS, R. I.. MYERS, S I. NADAL, R. A. NEARY, J. S. NELSON, R. T. NEWSOM, R. M. NICHOLS, W. K. NOURSE, K. E. OAKES, J. C. O ' BRIEN. R. l. O ' CONNELL. D. II. O ' DONNELL, E., Jr. i CKEEFE, R P. OLDS. T. s OLIVE, J. P., J.. PALMER, II. PARHAM, A. II. PATRICK, G. C, Jr. PE VRL, I.. G. PEDDICORI). E. D PEERY, P. n. PIERCE, E. R. PINKERTON, C. R. POHL, M. G. PRUNTY, C. ll. QUILL, J. B. RAMEY, R. M. RASMUSSEN, K. RAYMOND, M. B. REBER, IC. C. REED, A. W. REYNOLDS, S. C, .1 RICH, T. I.. RICH VRDSON, B. II rigi ;s, T. S. SAME! IN ll. .1. A. SAMS. W. 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V. hundred THIRD CLASS I IFFICERS Athletic Rep.; Riggs, T. S., Historian; Flood owning, S. R., Secretary ; Harbold, Vice-Pres. Athletic Rep. ; Seeman, Pre: Mills. Treas. YEARLING CLASS HISTOR 7 MAN 1 ! " , many years ago, in the middle of the great desert of Citlife. stood a little oasis. Pohd-Unkh. On the edge of the oasis was erected a magnificent palace of gold and diamonds, where- in dwelt the stern and powerful Caliph of Pohd- L nkh. The Caliph ruled his subjects with an iron hand and all men feared him and obeyed his Least desire. Hut it happened that a child was horn to an hum- hie camel-driver, and this child feared no man. or beast, or anything else in the world. When he be- came a man. this youth. Raniah Xekhaak by name. became greatly enamoured of the beautiful daugh- ter of the Caliph. The latter, learning of the insolence of Ramah. determined to punish him severely. After deep meditation and consultation with the sages of the court, the Caliph decided to send Ramah as his annua] sacrifice to the rider of the dreaded city of Hellonhudson. He therefore ordered that Ra- mah he brought before him. expressed ins desire, and commanded tile lad to set out on the morrow for the rock-hound City of Distress. Ramah took a fond leave of his family, mounted his camel, and started on the long and perilous journey across the desert. Having traveled for several days, he met a peddler, who asked him how- he came to be traveling over the perilous desert alone. The peddler, feeling sorry for the wan- derer, gave him a powerful charm, known as the Golden Braden. This, he said, would bear its owner through the mental torments of a great fortress which must he passed on the road. Bidding his benefactor farewell. Xekhaak con- tinued his lonely journey for twenty endless days, until at last he knocked at the iron portals of the fortress where he was to undergo a great test to discern his ability to pursue his journey further. Here three days were spent, the bewildered lad being forced to undergo the most excruciating tor- ments for four hours at a time. By the aid of the magic Braden. R a m a h succeeded in passing through his test and was set once more on the road. i I Ff For two days and a night our hero pursued his wearisome way. finally arriving at the last great barrier in his path. Here again he was tormented by the Medicohs, the learned inhabitants of the fortress. He was weighed, measured, and tested in every way. His splendid physique was all that Saved him from being east aside, for the miracu- lous Braden was of no assistance to him; hut his tormentors could not find a single weak spot and he was permitted to continue his journey. Etamah perceived that his road lay downhill. Time passed rapidly now. for with the two great- est obstacles behind him. nothing stood in the way of a speedy journey. The tortuous path suddenly became nothing more than a slippery chute, down which he slid until he struck hard bottom. Look- ing about, he saw that everything was above him. and he decided that he must indeed he the lowest creature on earth. Before him stood a massive gate with portcullis raised and drawbridge lowered; and with the ex- ception e.f a single inscription carved imperishil.lv upon the wall above the gate, everything indicated a warm welcome. This inscription, however, which read: " All hope abandon, ye who enter here. " filled his entire body with chills. Nerving himself, he- put caution to the winds and passed through the gate, the portcullis falling with a resounding clang behind him. I mmediately, all about h i m turned black. A hideous monster. draped in gray. w i t h w h i t e gloves, swooped down upon him. rushed him up a steep and ex- hausting hill. a n d tinallv de- ited I ded mi in a him a multitude of staring eyes. Now, however, he had no time for eonlempla tion, for he was gathered up by another monster. rushed into .a building, and placed under the charge of a comparatively kindly old magician, whose abode was a great warehouse of boxes and hales. The ancient man equipped him with some meager clothing, and was about to send him away, when Ramah turned about and gave to this, the first pleasant soul he had seen for many days, the magic Braden, which was now of no more use to him. His newly-found friend gave him, in exchange, a small glass vial, which bore the mystic symbol " CAR BONA. " This magic Liquid, said the sage. would get him out of all kinds and varieties of difficulties. Unable to tarry longer. Ramah went again into the courtyard, where he was attacked by still an- other of his hateful captors. The latter conducted him to a small cell, ordered him to deposit his possessions, and at last left him to a few precious moments of peace. Ramah ' s eyes, straying about the cell, fell upon his image in a small glass which hung upon tin wall. At the sight of himself. N ' ck- baak started up in alarm, for a great change had come over him. During the course of his travels he had been transformed into a lowly beast. His chest protruded abnormally, and his hack had be- come flat as a hoard. Moreover, his chin, of which he had once been very pr I. had entirely disap- peared: and in its place there was nothing be- tween his mouth and his chest but a mass of wrink- les, which ex- tended from car to ear. Greatly be- wildered and fill ed with wonder, Ramah descend- ed a staircase and found him- II in tl nirt- huildi il fully hundred Hi doors a a i win- dows seemed to ■ALL HOPE ABANDON Vi; Wlln ENTER HERE. ment. He w a S thrust into place ? 4 hundred eighty oiu would make through the surrounding lands. Here they might expect to meet beauteous maidens with whom they would dance in the light of the silvery moon. At length the long lo oked-forward- to day of departure ar- rived. The beasts picked up their heavy burdens and set them on their shoulders. For five long and sultry days the march was continued, and few indeed were the beauties who appeared to cheer them in their misfortune. Great torrents of rain streamed under their tents at night; icy blasts blew from the north to chill them at sunrise; and the hot rays of the sun beat down upon their straining backs all during the daily marches. The beasts cheered themselves with the hope that a return to their barren home would bring about a change for the better, but they reckoned not upon the wiles of their crafty sovereign. No sooner had they deposited their heavy burdens in their cells, than they were required to pick up every movable object and carry it several miles to new quarters, where they were to live in the midst of the superior tormentors. Having changed abodes, they were destined to undergo new and worse torments, for the Caliph had decided that his subjects must acquire a knowledge of the outside world. Their studies comprised Astrology, the language of the Frogs, and various readings from Omar Khayyam. Be- sides these there were daily exercises in aesthetics and teachings from the maxims of war. The two main rules which thev learned were: " Feed the HE WAS BEING TRAINED TO JOIN THE FIGHTINI FORCES OF THE CALIPH. " troops raw meat ' " Sink the Navy. " Already the greatest warriors of t h e city were practicing for a r e a t encounter with t h e i r ancient enemies, the Mids. Days passed, as days sometimes will, and the sun disappeared from view. The City of Mystery was plunged in darkness for all but a few hours of the day. The eve of the great conflict arrived, and all people traveled from near and far to witness the fight. The forces of the Mids lost heavily, for twelve to nothing was the ratio of casual- ties, and the land forces did not suffer a single loss. That night the watch-fires on the battle- ments were lighted, and the City of Despair be- came a city of riotous mirth, rejoicing, and cele- bration. This happiness could not last long, however, for the city was almost immediately plunged into a dismal abyss of preparation for the impossible winter tests. Those who failed to come up to the requirements would be east outside the city gates, never to be allowed to return. So great was tin toil performed by all, tormentors and beasts alike, that the great Caliph decided to send o u t the superior magicians to practice their arts on the outside world, and to bring in a part of the out- side world for the beasts. At last the fabled maidens materialized. Hordes and droves of them, many beautiful, others not so beautiful, arrived in the city. The beasts roamed about the city with them at will and even had a " Hop or two at Cul- lum. " Again the dread magician waved his wand, the torturers returned, and studies were resumed, ley blasts of sleet-filled wind blew down out of the frozen north; the city was blanketed with snow; and all men wrapped themselves in red robes and huddled about the fires. Nevertheless, there is an end to everything. The Page i ' in liundi ed eightj -tv sun soon reappeared, the snows melted, the g r a s s became green, and, lo ! the hundredth of the Arabian nights had a c r i v e d . The beasts became worse than 1 casts; their nicks grew even more wrinkled, their hacks became flatter t h a n ever, for was it not one hundred days un-_ til the great Exodus, when tilt oldest war- riors would leave their rock-bound home nev- er to return? Time passed rapidly until seven days before the Exodus, beautiful maidens and hoary old soldiers entered the city, and the elder warriors prepared to become shavetails. The last event of the period was a great parade in honor of the elders, who stood in line to watch the forming of new cohorts and their passing in re- view. The royal trumpets played martial music. The depleted ranks passed in review and marched through the gates into the courtyard. Then the beasts were again miraculously trans- formed. Their right arms shook as though with the palsy; their necks extended forward to the normal position; their shoulders became relaxed as of old; and they became magicians — an inferior grade of magician, of course — but at least they were no longer mere beasts. A few davs later. Kamah and his fellows moved from their cells to tents across the plain. There they lived in peace and happiness for two whole moons, while a new group of beasts dwelt in the old courtyard. With the first cool days of autumn. Hamah re- turned to the court, there to resume his studies. This time he had to study more advanced and more difficult subjects than those of tin- previous year, but he managed to keep his head above water some- how until the contest with the Mids. Once again the warriors left their homes and traveled to a neighboring city to witness the fray. Once again, too. the Mids bowed their heads in de- feat. So great was the victory that the army stayed away from Hellonhudson until early morn of the " THEIR STUDIES COMPRISED- following d a y , cele- brating with song and dance. Returning t o his rock-bound home. Nekbaak resumed his studies with renewed vigor, for were not ex- aminations once more before him ? He pass- ed his examinations in some way. and prepar- ed to d e p a r t for a nine day visit to the old Pohd-Unkh. His visit was mar- velous. He was receiv- ed at home with great rejoicing, and, best of all, the proud Caliph permitted him several interviews with the Prin- cess. Nine days is a short time, however. Soon the day of leave-taking arrived, and Ramah join- ed a caravan bound for Hellonhudson. The last night and day before his return to Hellonhudson, Ramah spent with many of his fellow soldiers in a magnificent city near his rock bound home. They laughed, danced, and in every way celebrated these last few hours of freedom. Gallons and gallons of red dye we ' re used up. and the men departed at last with a full conviction that they had painted the entire city red. Once again, Ramah found himself facing the monstrous walls of the City of Despair. This time, moreover, he did not need the mystic inscription to warn him. he already knew that the last shred of hope must drop from him when he passed through the gates. He climbed the steep hill in silence, afraid to speak of his past pleasures, and thinking only of the interminable days of toil and study which lay ahead of him. Returning to his bare cell, he joined his cell-mate in a long recitation of the events and pleasures of the past days. They tried to keep their spirits up by telling and retelling stories of balls, feasts, and beautiful maidens. Any story, however, will short ly grow old and stale; and the woebegone lads were soon faced with cold facts. Their holiday was no more than a pleasant dream; .and the fu- ture held very little in store for them. The best warriors, to pass the time, and to up- hold the honor of their city, joined together in w ffi m ■ ighty-thrcc small hands and began to train themselves for con- flicts with rival cities. At frequent intervals throughout the long winter days, contingents from the other cities visited Hellonhudson and fought for honors in all sorts and varieties of games and small wars. The greatest conflict, however, came at the end of the Winter. Tile Mids. undaunted by past de- feats, sent a strong hand of fighters to hatter at the walls of the City of Despair. History, say the sages, repeats itself; and this time the old saying held true. The Mids were mercilessly slaughtered, and the survivors traveled homeward with still another defeat written beneath their names in the annals of Hellonhudson and Midland. Almost immediately the sun showed its bright rays above t h e surrounding hills. Hundredth Night had come again. In honor of the occasion, the Caliph proclaimed a marvellous fete. The war- riors discarded their martial pursuits for a time and vied with one another in singing, dancing, and all manner of unheard-of and unmilitary amuse- ments. Ramah. having obtained permission from the Caliph of Pohd-Unkh. invited the Caliph ' s daugh- ter to witness the festivities. She came to Hellon- hudson for the fete and remained for several days, making every hour seem to Nekbaak the happiest and most glorious of his life. Happy days are al- ways the shortest, though, and the maiden soon bade Ramah a long and fond farewell, departing to embark on her long journey to Pohd-Unkh. He was cast into the depths of despair and would probably have grieved himself into an early grave, had it not heen for one thing: a pipe which he bought and learned to play. For many, many days he piped upon it. and the only tune he piped was: VI. A FURLO: one hundred eighty-five ffiSfs VI iflu cm ' Eumm ? - si , =■. £fl tffii l m -Mhwrf i-fff fr ytti]Btirr- ii ff BBBI FOURTH CLASS Abbott, V. T. 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Ward, F. X. Ward. R. W. Wi bber, I. Welie F. R. R. Ii. Wetzel, E. S. Whitelev. II. S. Wiegand, C. D. Wild, W. B. Wilde, II. G. Williams. ( ' ,. E. Williams. J. Ii., J. Williamson. C. • Wilson. W. EC, Jr. ♦ t — -»i — £ - ,. r?»; r. ' v- r. ...;-( -I... .1 ■-.iM:Hji|iisik;i - fc Page one bundi - MOST of us saw West Point for the first time when we were crossing the Hudson on the Garrison ferry on the morning of July first, 1925. Across the water the buildings loomed up in im- pressive array from the very shore of the river to the top of the chapel tower high up on the hill. The castellated battlements of the riding-hall, the brown- stone-trimmed towers of the library, the don ion-like administration building, all combined to give an impression of a grim fortress of mediaeval times. It looked quiet, but foreboding. It was not long before we found that the quiet of the east facade was but a snare and delusion. From the vehicle that brought us up from the dock we hastily " debussed " into a seething turmoil of activity. To be checked and weighed and measured and recorded, to be examined and tested, to be deprived of money and shorn of locks were but part of the sur- prisingly efficient routine of that first morning, a routine which came upon us and overwhelmed us so quickly that in retrospect we wonder how it all occurred. We dropped our b a g s , turned up our coll a r s. and emptied o u r pockets. We then st ood, white ticket in hand, on num- bered squares in the area, and were promptly seized bv lord I v members of the detail, who soon convinced us of our absolute lack of the funda- mentals of military habits, and who have ever since proceeded to inculcate those habits with characteristic thoroughness. After our first meal in Grant Hall, we spent the afternoon in inarching, in drawing equipment, and in arranging a thousand and one things in as many new ways. We coaxed mattresses up three flights of stairs, packed laundry bags with clothing and puffed up those same stairs, only to empty the bags in haste and to return for more things with which to fill them. We spent time which seemed like eternity in doing " squads left " and " to the rear, march. " in halting and facing about, in learning that one ' s arms were meant to be swung, but only in limited range, and that one ' s eyes could not wander even the tiniest amount without immediate perception and reprimand. Then came our first glimpse of a parade, when we were formed to take the oath of allegiance. As we stood waiting, from the tents of Camp Clinton the Corps marched out on the plain, five hundred moving as one, with arms and legs swinging as if run by clockwork. We wondered how long it would be before we could march like that. When at last tattoo sounded, w e w e a r i 1 v % hundred eighty-eight made down our beds, with a feeling that we deserved a long undisturbed repose. But it seemed as if we had barely fallen asleep when the agonizing racket known as " reveille " broke forth, causing us to dress with a celerity and dispatch quite unheard of in civilian life, and to tumble downstairs to stand in the area in Stygian darkness. The real Beast Barracks had begun. Who can forget Beast Barracks? No one who has ever gone through it will fail to remember its outstanding features. No time for snaps or anything else — merely a nightmare of " Carry your chin in " and " Raise your chest up " from 5:20 A. M. to 9:30 P. M. Interminable drill inter- spersed with what the publicity sent to hometown newspapers called " twenty- minute rests. " cadet store formations, sick call, blisters, long lines of Plebes waiting outside orderly-room doors to report themselves, learning to give the days. typhoid inoculation, pomade and blitz, our first Saturday inspection, breaking in white trou. bath formations, the " Missouri National. " the awkward squad. After a month of this we began to go to Camp Clinton for drill and parade, and to walk guard. The first drill with the Corps stands out vividly in our recollec- tions. " Who and Third Classes credit for the effective way in which they " crawled " us. Treated abstractly, their efforts left nothing to be desired in thoroughness. And guard tours!! To pace endless miles up and down a gravel path, to sleep as best one can on camp stools, to turn out unexpectedly for inspection, to twist one ' s mind and tongue around " Chapul- tepec " or " Little Big Horn. " to munch guard sandwiches at midnight, to sit in sleepy incomprehension waiting for the next relief to be called out. to match memory and wits against a quill-hunting (). 1).. are but part of the tedious duty of walking guard. As the summer drew to a close the out- standing event of Beast Barracks, the Plebe Hike, came nearer and nearer and at last materialized as a fitting finale. In preparation, we had for two weeks pitched and struck shelter tents, had displayed equipment until we could not possibly forget the soap, and had taken weekly aunts along the back roads of the reser- vation and through Highland Falls. On the morning of August seventeenth we were on our way to conquer strange lands. We followed the highway to Bear .Mountain, where we had the distinction of being the first class of West Pointers to cross the H ; ■ At first we were quite impressed by our own importance — we were reminded of newspapers at home which published pic- tures of " popular young graduates " in the days before Beast Barracks — but as we toiled up the long slopes and pounded down the declines toward Peekskill, we became quite accustomed to looking up and seeing a reporter perched on a cut- bank ready to snap us as we came within range. After an otherwise uneventful journey we reached the camp of the New York National Guard nea r Peekskill, where we marched onto the cavalry plain and pitched tents. We had the afternoon to ourselves, an afternoon devoted for the most part to swimming in the big new pool, to baseball, and to sleep. In the morning cooks and buglers were up early, so that we soon were on our way through Peekskill. and up and down over the road to Lake Mohansic. and on the following- day to Pake Mahopac where we had a fine The highest point of the hike was reached at the summit of Oseawana Hill. We had heard a great deal about that hill -had seen copies of the Pointer which showed that previous classes had been awed by it — but we were skeptical and unimpressed. By the time we had reached its top we were thoroughly convinced that for steepness, length, and quantity of loose cobblestones, the Oseawana Hill ranks all competitors. From Oseawana our route was for the most part downward, until we reached Garrison and crossed once more to West Point on the ferry. It was raining hard. and the fortress-like buildings looked grayer and grimmer than ever, but we were glad to see them, after blisters and poison ivy and long dusty roads and long muddy roads. Upon our return to barracks, the Corps went on their three-day maneuver, the Battle of the Torne, leaving us and the detail to parade and to furnish the guard. During their absence we moved into our barracks for the winter, and on their re- turn helped celebrate with eclat Camp I Humiliation. Page one hundred The breaking up of camp and the coming of the Second Class the following day marked the beginning of a new era — the academic year — a year of struggle, in which many inevitably fell, a year also of progress and accomplishment. From its rather drab routine three important features stand out: the football season, Christmas week, and Hundredth Night. Everyone knows the success of the first, and especially of the Notre Dame and Navy games. Hut there is something quite distant from football, yet hound up with it, that must he mentioned. That is the notorious bus fiasco, to which no Plebe can turn his thoughts without violent emotion. Hut the pleasure of the Navy •itmas game more than made up for the dis- comfort and unpleasantnesses of the trip to New Haven. Christmas week came upon us. Soon after the sounding of recall from the last class the upperclassmen began to straggle along the diagonal walk, through the sallyport, and across the area to the guardhouse, and from there they slipped out into the world, leaving us to enjoy to our utmost nine days of freedom from restraint, of relief from irksome restric- tions, a mi-Careme of feasting. We walked discover that a mistake had been mad We had our own carol service Christ Eve; we attended the reception given by Mrs. Sladen; we enjoyed the upper-class privileges of coasting on Chapel Hill and of skating on the reservoir. We hiked up to the redoubts and to the top of Crow ' s Nest, where the wind blows through one and chills with all the cold of the North. We came back from these trip s and feasted upon mountains of " boodle " which made a decided change from the simplicity forced upon us by the condition of our accounts with the Treasurer. We crowded to the hops in Cullum Hall and at the hotel, and made the most of all our privileges. But through all this, pleasure bowed to duty. Some of us went, white-gloved, to the examination room, where we struggled with the snares of mathematics, French and English. The red-sashed Officers of the Day continued to inspect for lights. to go on their hear-no-evil, see-no-evil ks g himdrvd ninety rounds. Guard-mounting went on as if nothing had happened to disturb the con- tinuity of a century ' s custom, and during the long, cold evenings, the sentinels walked their posts, with profound longing for the corporal to come to relieve them. Thus during those nine days we were undisputed masters of the post; the up- perclassmen were far away on leave, and life was sweet. Then the members of the three u p p e r classes came back ; our pleasure-bubble hurst, and things took their natural course. The bugles blew for classes with a distressing regularity; the weeks went by, each culminating in the Saturday inspection. Those who had lost out in their struggle with the Academic Board left us in the latter part of Jan- uary. With them go the good wishes of their c 1 a s s mate s who remain at the Academy. At this time we were saddened and shocked by the death, at the Cadet Hos- pital, after a short illness, of Cadet John Christopher Judge, 2d. By his death we lost a staunch member of our class, a loyal friend, a good soldier, and a gentleman. The end of February saw the successful conclusion of the basketball season, with another Army victory over the Navy. Then came Hundredth Night, a bit of sparkle in a dull background, an oppor- tunity for us to see and appreciate the entertaining ability of the Corps of Cadets. In the production of the Hun- dredth Night Show the Plebe Class had its share, and performed with distinction the various tasks allotted to it. Now the days are rapidly slipping by, and there conies nearer and nearer the prize for which we have been striving, the reward for a year of Plehedom — recog- nition. When the graduation parade is over, when the new Graduates and the new Second Class have hurried away, when the new Beast Detail has heen an- nounced, we shall move over to camp, and prepare for a busy summer. Page ■ liiiii.h i .1 mil tj -two 10 AS I was saying before we were so rudely in- terrupted, there are two separate and distinct schools of thought which have rendered opinions of our trip to Fort Wright and Mitchell Field. One group avers that the trip was a lot of fun and all that, hut that it might have been improved here and there. The second, and b y far the larger, group is absolutely unanimous in the verdict that the trip was a cold max and that it couldn ' t have been made better. You can hear the story and de- cide for yourself as to which idea is the correct one. As starts go, the trip had a fair beginning. Rev- eille at 1:00 A. M. is always a bitter pill, but the thought of approaching adventure and such twad- dle kept our morale up fairly high in spite of the hour. Everyone being present, including Brady, 15. W., we adjourned to our rooms to finish rolling our packs and to perform other such tasks of pre- paration. Breakfast over, we returned to Bar- racks for a last look at things before the forma- tion for departure. The seriousness of the situa- tion was somewhat lightened by Bill Dean ' s dis- organized rush for ranks. He had his pack every- where but on and lie succeeded in giving an excel- lent imitation of a brand new beastie at " pick-it- up-and-drop-it " drill. Alter a march that seemed miles and hours long we reached the dock and had our first look at our private yacht, formerly the Mine Planter Absolom Baird. At 5:00 A. M., Daylight Saving Time, on tin- 1 Hli of June. 1925, w c weighed anchor and raced down the Hudson at the breath taking rate of eight and one-half knots. The trip down the river was more or less un- eventful. The first point of interest was the fa- mous Bear Mountain Bridge, and, as long as it was in sight. Fat Walker gave a detailed account of the difficulties that he had experienced in building it. We all decided that, if it could hold up William A., it was a pretty good bridge after all. Bill Baker favored us with a specialty act entitled. " How to Sleep on a Potato Bin. ' ' Perhaps he thought that it was used only for boxing the com- pass, but he wouldn ' t say. Highland Falls, Os- sining, Nyaek, and other large cities flashed by now and then, and once a tow of barges passed us — the barges being headed south also. Finally Ehrgott ' s hat went overboard and we knew then that we had reached New York. For a while interest picked up. The excursion- ists crowded madly, first to one side of the boat, then to the other, all trying to see everything at once. The various islands were identified — usu- ally incorrectly — and we all marveled at the way the chauffeur of the boat managed to find the East River in all that maze of bridges, street cars, and ferry boats. Taking advantage of the fact that everyone was awake, Major Spurgin issued the regulation P. M. E. lunches amid thundering cheers from the assembled Cadets. After a while we reached Fort Totten, where the sheep were separated from the goats. As has been the custom, the last six companies were de- barked for transportation by truck to Mitchell Field, while the first six remained on board to go on to Fort Wright. Families were broken up; husbands were separated from their wives, and % hundred ninety-four children from their parents. But war is war, you know. And now we conn- to the meat of the nut. th time actually spent at the two posts. While only one half of the class was at cither end of the Sound at the same time, the experiences of both groups wire nearly identical atld may lie treated as such. We now have for your consideration Exhibit A. usually known as Fort H. (1. Wright, and Exhibit B, officially designated as Mitchell Field. EXHIBIT A Long Island Sound is a rather large body of water, as everyone knows, running eastward from New York City, and hounded on the south by Long Island. It is interesting to note here that the Skeptics Society is at present attempting to solve the question, " Was Long Island Sound named af- ter Long Island, or vice versa? " However this has little to do with our story. What was much more vital at the time was that Long Island Sound is long — very long. The longer we sailed away from the setting sun, the more we longed for Fisher ' s Island and supper. As the last rosy glow died in the west we felt that the chauffeur had started across the Atlantic by mistake. However our fears subsided as we began to pick up channel and shore lights ahead and on cither flank — as vmi wire. beam. (We must be salty, you know). Half an hour after Red Reeder had made his last wise crack about " this noisy Sound. " the dim out- lines of Fisher ' s Island loomed ahead of us and our voyage was temporarily at an end. At 10:00 P. M. we landed, and p week " boning Coast. " Long before daylight on the first morning we were awakened by a series of mournful hoots. Several men were heard to make bitter remarks about people who would leave cows out in the cold, but a foggy reveille routed that theory. No matter how hard you try. you can ' t get milk out of a fog horn. At Fort Wright our mornings were devoted to drill. Permanent assignments to the various de- tails were made and much time and effort were spent in learning how to handle the batteries of twelve and six-inch guns and twelve-inch mortars. Gun pointers pointed, in spite of what the Book of Etiquette says about such things, ramming de- tails rammed home, and base end stations got in their nefarious work. Our drill was real work, especially for the men in tin- pits, but it was not without its humor. Gene Smallwood " stood by " at a base end station out at the end of Nowhere until long after mess call had been sounded — most unusual conduct. Cal- houn, the dee] water sailor from Nashville, was directed by the battery commander to sight on the funnel of the target. He replied in a most regret- ful tone that he could not see the funnel but that he would sight on the smoke stack instead. And in the plotting room: " Sergeant Ducrot. how many canned courses have you. ' " " Two. sir! " " Hun canned course number three backwards! " Atld on. far into tl For five davs pent our morning lm.i.li-i-.l nincty-fiv to be expert artillerists. Firing was scheduled for Thursday, but the usual heavy fog mack- it. out of the question. Instead we were introduced to two unusual activities, mine laying and sound ranging. Mines, as a defensive arm, are sometimes more im- portant than even the guns, as tile fog proved. We were shown how they worked, how and where they wire laid, and all the other details. The case- mate was visited and there the control system was demonstrated. Sound ranging is a newer thing and most of it was too technical to arouse a great deal of enthusiasm in our youthful breasts, but it was undeniably interesting. The firing was, of course, the military climax of our visit. The day was perfect and results were very satisfactory from our point of view. The guns flashed and roared, the ground shook, hits were registered, and everyone but the gun crews had a lovely time. They, poor souls, labored and sweat, and had to take the worst of tile Mast. But we did other things at Fort Wright besides our morning " half-dozens. " From dinner until taps we were allowed to go wherever we wished on the island. Some fished, some swam, a few golfed, and a number slept during the afternoons. The first six companies were taken to New Lon- don for the Harvard- Yale races on the Thames. After we had been parked on the river for most of the afternoon, we watched some fellows go by in funny looking skiffs. News filtered in by radio that Yale had won, so we asked the chauffeur to take us back to the post. The last six companies. having no boat races over which to enthuse, were given an opportunity to visit the sixteen-inch dis- appearing gun at Fort Michie. Those who went felt that the time was well spent. For entertainment in the evenings we had movies and hops. The hops at the Service Club were very successful and did much to make our stay more enjoyable. The arrangements were made by the officers and ladies of the post, the music was fur- nished by the post orchestra, and our palatial mine planter brought over from New London a hand- picked group of femmes. The Hay Harbor Club, located near the post, asked us over to their hop, but the evening was rather chilly, unfortunately, and not all the men took advantage of the invi- tation. One night our admirable Frank Wandle — may his tribe increase! — engineered a stag party on the beach. A driftwood fire. Boiled lobsters, drinks. and the other appurtenances disappeared in a sur- prisingly short time. Then followed an impromptu song test which boosted the morale up and up until nothing would satisfy us but an equally impromptu " pep meeting. " The affair was a cold max, and ft I I P one hundred ninety-six wc can recommend its adoption as a tradition, if only for the sake of class spirit. On Saturday. June 20, the halves of the class changed places, the first six companies westward hound on the Baird and the last six moving to Fort Wright on the Ord, another mine planter. At one o ' clock the ships passed in the middle of the Sound in the midst of an uproar such as only Kaydcts can create. For once the Sound lived up to its name. EXHIBIT B Our noble predecessors of ' 23 hit behind them a horde of stories concerning the advantages of Mitchell field; its proximity to New York, the many attractions nearer at hand, and other hits of information. The result was that we had piped Mitchell Field long and consistently, conjuring ilissful visions of lots of time and lengthy leaves. Anticipation is always a deceitful wench and. in this instance, she upheld her former black reputa- tion — apparently. The last six companies, upon their arrival at the post, were informed that taps would be observed at 11:00 1 ' . M. and that we would not he allowed to go more than a few miles from the post. For a while the general impression was that New York, changed overnight from a playground to a den of all that is objectionable, would he visited only by special permission and under the most exceptional of circumstances. The news had a most depressing effect. For a few hours morale went way down and the future assumed a most dismal aspect. Word filtered through to the rest of us at Fort Wright that there was no justice and the result was truly awful. But experience proved that imagination is a re- markable thing when properly stimulated. Our fears were groundless and without reason. Per- mission to go to New York was readily granted after one had complied with two or three very simple conditions. In fact, on one occasion all those who had no other plans were taken in offi- cially to sec " What Price Glory, " the trip being made in a bus. On another day a trip was made to Coney Island and the little Kaydcts were al- lowed to amuse themselves to the limit. Both of these trips were very successful and were the re- sult of the kindness of the officers at Mitchell Field. But New York lost much of its attractive- ness when we were exposed to the hospitality of the post and tin- people in tin- near vicinity. There was no end of entertainment and fun. But wc digress. Mitchell Field, as you may have heard, is an Air Service post. More than anything else, we had ked forward to this opportunity to investigate the genus " airplane " in its native haunt. " p " i fcutv 8 in i i hundred ninety ! Carter, ably assisted by Lt. Monteith, liad spent several weeks teaching us the mechanics of the brute, but that was about the limit of our experi- ence. Some few individuals, of course, had made one or more hops before and they favored us with high-hat discourses on " My Flying Experience. " But, as a whole, we were meeting something en- tirely new and thousands of questions were buz- zing, to and fro, hither and yon, through our minds. " How will it feel to fly? " , " I wonder if I ' ll be scared? " , " Do you hit very hard when you come down? " and others, ad infinitum. This business of flying through the air is most intriguing. There is nothing quite so thrilling as feeling yourself carried through space by a rela- tively small bit of mechanism, suspended between sky and earth by some unseen and nearly miracu- lous force. The breath taking rush across the field in the midst of a chaos of noise — roaring motor, screaming wires, banging landing gear. Faster. faster, and with a final gentle bump the ground drops away. You have no sensation of rising. The plane is fixed in space and it is the ground which drops, rises, and whirls. You clear the trees and buildings, the roar of the motor becomes a steady drone, the scream of the wires changes to a sooth- ing hum. and you are foxed into a sense of complete security. In a short time you learn to accom- modate yourself to the disturbing banks on the turns and you gaze down at the wide spread land- scape with an indescribable feeling of intense superiority. And just when you feel your cockiest things be- gin to happen. First, the bottom drops out of everything. A cautious peep over the side informs you that the ground is rushing toward you at a terrific speed. You get an uncomfortable feeling in the solar plexus and you wonder if parachutes really work as well as they are supposed to, and whether you had better jump now or wait a minute or two. But, as you watch, the ground begins to revolve slowly and, as it disappears back of the tail of the plane, you become aware of a tremen- dous pressure which threatens to force you through tlie bottom of the fuselage. The pressure increases and you slowly begin to realize that something out of the ordinary is happening. You glance up quickly — and see the ground directly overhead! Then a swooping dive and the plane flattens out again after its loop. You start to heave a sigh of relief, and while you are opening jour mouth the plane ' s nose goes up a trifle, the right wing drops with sickening speed — and you find your- self standing on your head again, with the ground back where the sky should be. Flying is truly a wonderful experience, and stunting is the sport of the gods. The first ex- perience is physically painful, but after that your pleasure increases with every flop and swoop of the plane. But enough of flying. It is entirely a matter of personal experience and cannot be described. Our mornings at Mitchell Field were divided into four periods, one of which was devoted to flying and the other three to lectures and inspec- tions of shops and equipment. Every minute was crowded with interest and in a short time we all became enthusiastic airmen. It was about this time that Walt Young was strapped into a parachute for the first time, and he couldn ' t understand why anybody should want to have the seat cushion strapped on to his person. He argued that there was no reason to believe, that you were going to land in a sitting position if you IL— « hundred ninety-eight happened to fall out of the ship, so why be en- cumbered with excess baggage? And on tin- last day the ship in w h i c h Hawthorne was flying had a forced landing a few miles from the field. In a short time a crowd of curious natives had gathered and they assumed that the handsome Bill was the pilot and that the real pilot. clad in grease stained unionalls, was just a me- chanician. Cameras clicked and 15 ill told the as- sembled throng how it felt to be an aviator. There is no doubt about it — these Kaydet drill breeches are snappy raiment. The last night at Mitchell Field was a fitting climax for a most enjoyable week. A hop was ar- ranged — and such a hop ! Most of lis had drags available and femmes were furnished for any of the others who desired to have them. Several din- ner parties took place near the field prior to the hop and early in the evening Kaydets and feinmes, officers and ladies, and boodle-hunting stags as- sembled at Mitchell Field ' s Cullum Hall. Deco- rations were in harmony with the occasion, the floor was perfect, the orchestra was enough to have made a one-legged octogenarian do the Charleston. and the morale was so high that it was out of sight. During the course of the evening a mountain of hoodie was brought in and the stags went into ac- tion with loud shouts of boyish glee. Everyone had a good time — even Red Reeder. At one o ' clock the festivities came to an end. much to everyone ' s regret, and we returned to our boudoirs to talk over the events of the day and. perchance, to sleep. On Friday. June 26th, the first six companies took off at Mitchell Field in a squadron of Liberty — er — trucks. That trip should have been a warn- ing to us later on in the year when a bus trip was proposed, because from that time on transportation of troops by automobiles was synonymous with breakdowns and trouble. One truck after another contracted a severe case of the heebie-jeebies and we almost had to resort to brute force and military manpower to reach our destination. At Fort Totten there was a short wait until the arrival of the tried and true " Absolom Baird, " which was bringing the last six companies in from Fort Wright. Sewing circles h a v e long been maligned and generally low-rated because of their output of jabber about this and that, but they simply could not be compared to the reunion of the two halves of the class. Anecdotes of the trip flew back and forth and lost nothing in the flying. Reeder and Kane, our ow n " Weber and Fields, " took post on the roof of the boat and made up for all the days that they had been kept apart, much to the delight of an appreciative audience. The trip home will be long remembered by those Kaydets who sat on board the trusty — and rusty — Baird as she ploughed back toward West Point. It took us the same time to get over the joys oi reunion that it took us to get out of sight of Fort Totten. The sense of adventure which we mustered up at the beginning of our trip had faded days before. The added morale which had been inspired by a certain jolly pair who ran alongside our trucks (Mi the road from Mitchell Field in an official ear and showered us with candy and pretzels (catch your breath for the rest of this sentence ) was dead. Someone l aughed out loud after we passed Flushing Bay and was almost mobbed. Someone started to sing, and another joined in two was tin- limit reached in the re cruiting of that party. A weight lifting contest was started up forward, but a majority of the sufferers could not have lilted their eye lids. All seemed lost, as Hickman says at bridge, except honors. J y II But were we down-hearted? Echo lies — we were. But not for long. True, an organized movement to debark at BlackwelTs Island was frustrated only because the conspirators slept past the zero hour. But that was in East River. Once we had Battery Park on our right. Governor ' s Island on our left, and a turning movement to the North in prospect our thoughts turned again home. Home! Perish the thought we say after we get back and settled; but a day on the briny deep on a Mine Planter makes even West Point seem like Paradise. Once we were back in the familiar Hudson we could be sure that we should one day be back in barracks. The speed of the Baird in still water with a specific gravity of 1.05 (which latter has nothing to do with the problem but our Ordnance course makes such additions to a simple problem seem necessary and proper) is six knots. Rate of current: five miles an hour. Tide always against us. Get nut your Plebe Algebra and dope out the velocity with which we approached our objective. Looking into the water made one dizzy with a sense of speed; looking at the shore reminded one of West Point " sammy. " Some knowing observer pointed out landmarks as we went along and everyone regarded them at his leisure. Another with a map called out the names of the sections of the populated district on the Jersey side at hourly intervals: Jersey City. Hoboki n. Weehawken, Union, West New York. Guttenburg. Woodcliff, Fairview, Grantwood, Edgewater. Fort Lee. and so on until he tired long before we were out of sight of New York Bay. Along about dark we had reached the upper end of Harlem River, a point two miles across country from Hell Gate, fifteen miles away by boat. From then until midnight we were definitely nearing home. Too sick to think of the passing of time at the rate of an hour a mile, we gave way to piping the sight of South Dock and that long, long hill yet to climb. I say actually piping them, as a man pipes his return from furlough and then denies it to his dying day. The worst of the past forgotten because present misery so far over- shadowed them, the best of the past loomed into view in our memories. Thus we glided on through the darkness witli only the hope that the supper waiting for us would still be warm when we reached there next morning. But as we drew nearer and nearer to " our rock- bound highland home " our thoughts turned to a different channel. In less than twelve months we would come down the river again, never to return as Cadets. For some fifty weeks we would drill and study and do all the other things that fill our days at the Academy, and then would come the re- ward for which we had been waiting for so long — Graduation. Pag. two hundred hundred NAPOLEON awoke very early one bright June morning to discover that his command had nothing to do — nothing at all. His First Army under Marshal Nay had just returned from an ex- tended visit. His Second under Marshal Yea (Yea Furlo) was still away on a more extended one. The Third Army had just completed a ten day deadbeat and time grew heavy on their hands. And the Guards — what ho ! The guards ! — or shall we say the Tacs. were beginning to get uneasy for something to write down and someone to write up. Besides the old quarters must be vacated prior to the coming of the new Fourth Army, due two days hence. So Napoleon struggled to his feet and. placing his hand high on his chest to conceal the lack of B-plate, called in a loud voice, " Turn out the Guard! " ; or maybe he said, " Orderly bring me those old files. " At any rate, very soon the fol- lowing order was read in the usual unintelligible manner to all commands : " Headquarters United States Military Academy West Point New York June twenty-ninth nineteen hundred twenty-five Special Orders Number blah- blah-blah Camp will be pitched in a mosquito in- fisted area (by order) blah-blah-blah command of General Sladen P. B. Parker acting Adjutant. " Came dawn, as they say in the movies, to find the Imperial Army already on the road. The Point of the Advance Guard was well out in front do- ing its stuff, observing to the front and flanks ( but most of all to the rear) sending back the following messages only: " Darn it. there goes my best coat " and " Say, pick up that bundle of trou for me, will you? " After the point came the ad- vance party in section columns at broom stick in- tervals. Then the support in a " Captain Green " squad column (Spread all over the landscape). The rest were stragglers ; some burdened down with more than a man should carry; the rest carry- ing twice that much. Here and there rested the tired and lazy; all over lay a scattered assortment of lost articles of clothing, waiting for the mop- pers-up to find and claim them. Behind all came the big trucks on which the gay company clerks rode forward to a certain drag, next day. Tin first trip was confusion, the second chaos, the third worse than that; and there were many, many trips. Meanwhile the arrivals in camp were adding to the fun by dumping their property in the first available place and running about filling the air with such cries as, " Where is tent 21, IK Co. Street? " and " Where in West Point do 1 belong? " Later the cries changed to, " Who stole my Vic? " and " Who stole my locker? " Noon came to find quiet, but not that day did the crowded tents show any semblence of order. i 1 Page two hundred two PARADE The carefree tourist coaxes h i s runabout over the now famous Bear Mountain Route on a hot summer after- noon. Now he crosses the gigantic l r i d g e over the Hudson, and marvels at its splen- dor. Now he passes thru the town of Fort Montgomery a n d is bewildered by the his- toric places a n d the myriads of h o t dog stands. Now he view little village that hour (plaint and beautiful on the South. Now In- gazes at the busy crew working on our long promised Thayer Hotel. But when he shall write his nightly letter to the wife and kiddies back home, will he tell them of all this? He will not! Instead, he will fill his daily dozen folders with description of grandeur that can only mean one thing: He has seen a If est Point Parade! S.I. Rome, they tell us. was not built in a day; but then Romulus had no poop-sheet like our tent ar- rangement card. With such uniform distribution of one ' s personal effects it becomes an easy task to dress the old camp up like this for a Saturday Inspection. It also becomes easy for the Tac to check up on the position and condition of the ar- ticles; which make it six of one, and a hall ' a dozen of the other (two three and-three ' s). INFANTRY The purpose of the infantry drill during the summer is so as to instruct Cadets in the fundamental principles of combat and fire control as to enable them to command pla- toons in the field. That is what the Taes tell us. The engineer gardners insist t h a t the purpose is to keep ripe tomatoes off their vines. Be it as it may, the drill was instructive and. with the possible excep- tion of the " spirit of the bayonet. " pleasant. The musketry course (they tell me) was exceptionally interesting to those who kept awake. I X F A X T R Y W E A BOX S The best thing about drill with infantry weap- ons, t: some, was that we had so little of it. The First Class received only enough to enable them to tell the difference between the one-pounder and the stokes mortar. The Yearlings, however, pro- gressed so far as to fire for record with the Brown- ing sprinkler, and not a few of them are sporting new chest decorations as a result. Everything con- side red. it was an interesting and instructive course. We learned, for i nstance, why the Goats go to the Infantry. A R T I L L E R Y Tin ' Artillery officers, as I remember, did less effective service boosting than any of the branches ,J hundred three during the summer; they told us what a good branch they had, and then sent us up to the sta- bles! Three days there, and we were all dreaming of grooming and cleaning harness. The work in the hills (three days) was more like the real thing; we rode up like kings, and spent the morning Mow- ing sheets off Crow Nest, and with I.t. Palmer ' s well trained gun crews, lots of hits were made. Perhaps it was this portion of the drill that aided the " field " to make such a hit; it really seems that it is the most popular of all the major arms, in the Class of ' 26. C A V A L R Y One of the most piped periods of the entire train- ing at West Point is the time when we do our drill ahorse. The Yearlings look forward to the first riding, with its many bumps, almost as much as they later look forward to that first Christmas eave. The First Classmen lie awake thinking of that Cavalry hike; and believe me, it is something worth thinking of. Then, if ever, come perfect days (for ducks) and two of riding with plenty of fun. lots of time to sleep, beaucoup swimming. picket line duty, scenery, wonderful horses (Hich- vi ' v $ fi ft Page two hundred four iko for example I ;m l trouble for the asking, as Hawthorne and Werner will testify — that ' s the Idcar, and it ' s great, believe me! E X G I N E E R S They taught US down at the Engineer drill just how much a man can accomplish with limited ma- terials at hand; they also taught us how much a man can stand in the way of physical labor. The course is oik of record breaking; each group works like fun to break the time mark of the preceding groups, and each succeeds in every trial. Truly it is an effective method of instruction, altho the ultimate awakening does not help the branch in the eyes of the sufferers. But perhaps this is " sour grapes " for the highest men in the class will take the Engineers, as they always have, and I am not in that group. S I C, N A L CO R PS Who does not remember the days when Battle Monument became a combination radio center and wire splicing school ! When pseudo hatt commanders got B-lows for not writing messages faster than they could he transmitted ! When switchboard operators crossed tin- wires so that everyone could listen in on the gossip that was invariably going on when I.t. Schlenker was out of hearing! When h Page two hundred five Henderson broadcasted on the wrong wave length and every set along- the line was interfered with! When the Darwinian theory was tested by the wire stringing details! BNC BNC V RDO RDO II XYZ B-r-r-r-r-r-r- ! ! ! BATTLE OF POPOI. OPEN General Situation — The Blues and Reds are at war. A Red flag has been seen in the neighbor- hood of Tomkins Cove and the nearby village of New York. The very Blue garrison at West Point has been ordered to march by the most round-about route and verify the rumor. Special Situation — On the afternoon of the 23rd of July the commander of the garrison at West Point issued the following order: Headquarters Army of Pampered Pets West Point. X. Y. 28 July, 1925. General ' s Orders — Number 135-5. Extract 1. Usual enemy, usual instructions as to force, ition. and intentions. Friendly troops (imagi- nary) are being massed in the vicinity of New- burgh. Our own Tactical Department will ac- company this battalion and may be counted on to r criticize all ■_ ' . We w morrow by way of Ce Creek Routt- and take u defensive position in tli most convenient ap] orchard in t h e vicinity of the Torne. :i. The burden bearers of the march will be the In- fantry; one battery of Ar- tillery will accompany the Infantry to keep them well reminded that t h e First Classmen guessed w r o n g iti the choice of branch for the hike. Special troops to match and airplanes (:A imaginary) may be used in all solutions. The signal troops may trail along, but will be careful not to interfere with the Artillery win- detail; Engineers and Cavalry arc not allowed except by special permission. -1. and 5. Usual instructions, lower ranking of- ficers will match for soiree details. By order, Sir. Accordingly, the Cadets detailed as officers as- sembled at the Gymnasium and received detailed instructions as to how the fun would lie carried on. At the scheduled time the next morning tin- differ- ent units cleared the cross-roads, and the 537th Battle of Popolopen was on. When the point had reached the road-junction 211.5-313.36 the following airplane message was ropped from Major Taylor ' s pocket and handed ii-r to the batt commander. tate that blueberries are not yet fully ripe in vicinity of the Torne. Suggest delay in ,-id ance. " Taking out his poop-sheet the B. C. cheeked off item one. and C On t i n u e d the march. T h e other dead- heats, Bn-1 and Bn-2. con- sulted their written instruc- tions and concurred in the batt commander ' s opinion. When the p oint had reached the place where it had decided to fight the battle, it was fired on by a large enemy force consisting of one squad from the 16th Infantry detachment. The column was halted and the batt commander went forward on his reconnaissance. Advancing out in front of his front lines, he was able to verify the report of the advance guard commander, and to determine the extent of the enemy firing line. He then de- ployed his battalion along the edge of the wood and pushed forward until the supply of blank am- munition was entirely exhausted. The feature of the battle was the bravery of the Being ordered to continue along the » mander, and half across no-man ' s land, before they were finally halted. Such action as this can only be attributed to unspeakable courage — or unspeak- able dumbness. The first phase of the combat was well under way at noon, when the front lines took up the de- fensive position along the road that has been the scene of more battles than even the oldest grad can remember. Then putting up paper targets to hold the ground occupied, the doughboys moved on into bivouac. So much for the Blues, The next two days were passed in playing Reds and capturing the position we had occupied the first day. Camp life on the hike. was. as usual, one of the bright spots of our summer work. Quite a few of the boys were thrilled by the sight of Popolo- pen ' s deep and rocky gorge. Even more were car- ried away by the pleasure of a refreshing swim at the end of the day ' s work. Some few climbed the historic Torne and amused themselves by standing. Indian like, on its summit at twilight. Others sought out the many places where huckle- berries, blackberries, and cherries grew. Perhaps a few took the long walk down toward Fort Mont- gomery on a night. Even those who slept thru the long afternoons found many cool, if mosquito in- fested, spots for their naps. Page two hundred - ighl Then there is lots of fun being in a battle if you keep your head and laugh at the man who is not so doing. Many and varied are the grinds which are told about what a certain person did or did not do when under fire. One First Classman took all morning to move liis one pounder squad across the caiup area and into action. The Batt Commander on the second day called for Artillery support when his point was fired on by a squad of enemy. Others acted similarly under stress furnishing one-scene comedies which grew into many a c t burlesque shows when the troops returned to camp. But by far the most outstanding entertainment of the trip came by courtesy of the Signal Corps. Both nights in camp they furnished a varied radio program from New York City combined with bits of art and fun from our own little station Bon Soir. To supplement this they fired off gnat quantities of pyrotechnics on the second night. Taking all in all the five hundred and thirty seventh Battle of l ' opolopen was a distinct pleas- ure, and those of us who an- passing on, almost regret that we of right can say: NEVER AGAIN. ill YEARLING SMOKER TEX thousand years ago Aesop said, " I ' d walk a mile for a Camel. " But in these days of advanced ideas we go the old boy one better: we stay home and give a smoker. It was a get to- gether meeting, this Yearling smoker ; a testimonial to the new youngsters that they could really let their chins hang out in the breeze if they chose. Many and varied were the speeches exhorting the two classes to get together: Kane, master of cere- monies; Reeder, who welcomed the Yearlings into the fold ; Coverdale. who answered for the Third Class; Hans Lobert, with his now famous Har- mony story : and the one and only Chaplain — all of them struck a note of fraternity in their talks. The First Class to Yearlings smoker, which has become an established custom, is undoubtedly a vast aid to Kaydet life; the fact that no friction between the two classes during the summer was even vaguely hinted at is conclusive evidence that the idea is good. The music by the Orchestra was also good; so were the selections by an octette of First Class song-birds ; and so were the cigarettes. But the ice cream was. in a way, not so hot! FOOTBALL SMOKER THE last days in summer camp brought an- other smoker with a similar purpose to that of the first one. Three classes, this time united in a gigantic demonstrat ion to better the interest and feeling toward the coming football season. Inclement weather forced the gala crowd to the Gym, but even there they put away childish things and got down to business of starting a football season off right. Thru the courtesy of President Stoneham and Jimmie DeForrest of the Polo Grounds a picked collection of champs and near champs of the ring and mat favored with a very entertaining exhibi- tion of fun and right. Then came tin speeches ; the Commandant and Frank Wandle told how the Corps was expected to. and would, back the team to the limit; Captain McEwan and Baxter then spoke of plans and ambitions of the coaches and players. Impromptu talks by Mr. Jenkins and Mr. DeForrest. together witli snappy remarks by Sugar Kane, the official ice-breaker, added to the enjoyment of the evening. If, indeed, the enjoyment needed any ad ditions after several rounds of " Luckies, " the ice cream and cakes put the necessary finishing touch. 1. n 1 JULY FOURTH WHEN in the course of human events it be- comes necessary for one people to sever the political bonds which " — that is w h a t the Fourth of July means to some, the birthday of Liberty. But with the ungodly it is not so; it means the one and only parade which neither brings tears to our eyes, as does graduation, nor curses to our lips, as do the other parades of the year. Fourth of July parade! Ever see one? Rather, did you ever spend the night of the third of July at the West Point Hotel? I awoke with a crash that morning; it was not the waking that crashed, but the crash which awoke. At least, I distinctly heard a crash, a hundred crashes, coming in sequence but not in any rythm. " Aha! " said I, " It ' s the Hell-cats. " But no, I must still be asleep, for there in front of my eyes stood a lovely femine, not my femme — I said lovely femme in — ah — in persona. Not think- ing. I averted my gaze whilst I pinched myself to see if the show were really a dream after all. S 1 o w 1 y I made out the dim outlines of big trees across the way; dark brown walls loomed before my eyes, soon to recede to a respectable distance and arrange themselves in an orderly row. From somewhere came the idea that I was on the inside looking out — this idea was confirmed when I made out a spider-webby something above and about me with a hundred mosquitoes on the near side struggling to get out. Then, not until then, did I dare look again to where that vision of love- liness had been standing a moment before. Jim- miny Christmas, she was still there, standing, waiting, listening, appearing even more lovely than before because of the better Light. Certainly I must still be asleep; no. there was still that boom, bang, crash, only now it was nearer and more sus- piciously musical. Pretty soon a gay youth hove into sight cleverly hidden, rather assuming to be hidden behind a huge blue fan. Soon came another who seemed to think uniform orders mean what they say and nothing more. Then others ; some in uniforms blase to ridiculous, some in outfits which carried you back to the days when knights were bold, some in regalia which made you blush and wonder. Closer and closer came the smash, bang, plink. squeeking notes, and behind the well groom- ed, big lunged Band came others of a great party of rompers like the ones I saw in front of my tent. Round and round, in and out went the holiday crowd, yelling, dancing, raising — well Cain — in general. Something told me I should join them, but I had neglected to prepare a uniform, and I was not as brave as some. So I simply sighed, and turning over on my torture rack, went to sleep again. te Page two hundred eleven TENNIS TOURNAMENT . undi ed tweh HANS Lobert ' s annual ice-cream regatta upset no dope; tin- fight was between the A squa men, and the company that had the greatest num- ber of these came home with the boodle " A-B " Co. boasted of such men as Baird, Brentnall, Roos- ina, Carroll, and Rceder; " IK " Co. of Schepps, Mills, Maude. Saunders, and Heiser; t In- other companies did not boast at all. So no one was sur- prised to see these two teams go into the finals with no defeats charged against them. Pitching decided the " Junior World Series. " as it was called in camp. Douglas performed ably for the Fifth Co. after Montgomery got tired; Hoosiiia took them both on and got away with it. Hostilities opened on Thursday. August 6th, hut a f t e r a thorough drenching the fun was postponed— not, however, before a well placid drive by Rceder had given the First Co. the better of tin- short argument. The slate was wiped (or washed, as you will ) clean, and the following day Roosma and Montgomery again faced the batters at the start. A gift run in the third, and several more in the fifth, however, put the skids under Monty, and Douglas took up the burden. Another series of misplays in the seventh boosted the tota lor the flankers, and when the little fellows threat- ened in the late innings. Roosma had enough left to smother them after the score stood -. ' i. To look at thi ' hit column, the Fifth Co. seems to have had the better of it. but eleven errors ( seven of them on d throws to first base) ruined any chances they lia it the game on ice. sending Baird across and only stopping at third himself for a short breath- ing spell. The series brought out at least two pleasant surprises. First the pitching of Douglas was as brilliant as it was unexpected. Second. Sparky Baird was forced out of the infield as a result of a truck driver ' s carelessness; but he went behind the hat and turned to be a wizard of a catcher. PLEBE GAME The annual 1 ' I e b e game was played on Au gust 1 6th and proved to be the most thrilling of the summer. The new- comers surprised every- one 1) y running rings around the upperclass men for seven innings, and only Dame Fortune and over-anxiety, over- threw them after the camp team was about to give ii]i in disgust. Dumber, the big southpaw, allowed only two hits and struck out ten men in the first seven stanzas, and added to his laurels by furnish- ing the hits that accounted for both the l ' lebe ' s runs. In the eighth and last inning, tho. every- thing went wrong. Two walks and an error which should have been a double play filled the bases. and a fluke double by MeNaniara started the fun. and a high bounder over third which Carey fell in fielding, ended it for Dumber. Zimmerman fol- iwed. and two errors and a squeeze play ran over nother run before the final curtain. t igain ' I ' hc second chapter brought out some of tin pitching and fielding of the season. Roosma started lor " A-B " Co. and went thru the entire game without even a se rioUS threat being made the Third Ratt. men. Douglas, on the other hand, pitched just as good a game most of the time, but let Baird anil Eteeder get on enough to send over three runs. Hid connected « ith an other Ions drive in the ft I Police detail turn out ! Station Broad Side broadcasting from contour 7 iO. The next mim-bah — Down five, three six hundred. The special platoon will form and report to Capt. Heraty at one thirty. The time made by this section constitutes a new record, bettering the time of the previous section by a little less than a minute — There now. you said something! Of course there are any number of ways, but — anybody want to argue with me? Heard at Musketry: " Say you man over there, are you dead? " " Yes, sir. " " Then report over here! " Line up in double rank and turn in your pencils. Yearlings turn out to the O. C. ' s tent for fire- works. Who ' s tin night prowler? NEVER Corporal of the Guard. Number Six! Echo — re-echo — etc. Corpora] of the Guard. Number Six! Running footsteps in the darkness; a whispered conversation; clever concealment: a short watch; then- Halt, who is there? No answer. A quick rush from two directions ; a realization ; muttered curses. And a poor little cottontail looked on and won- dered what it was all about. Gas ! The prize gig: No mosquito at e. i. Now when the Flebes come over — Voice from the darkness: " Halt, who is there? " Another V. F. T. D.: " Friend. " First V.: " Advance yourself properly, Sir. " Second V.: " What ' s the idear, can ' t I advance myself as a friend. " First V.: " No. Sir. You ' re t li e Officer in charge. " Gi ' wa ' togedder. Match sticks in front of tent — two demerits. The Blues and Reds are again at war. Form for bayonet training — Move ! ! You arc the Advance Guard Commander; re- quired — your action. Page two hundred fourte AGAIN Let us not forget the work of the signa troops on the hike; they broke all records by stringing wire to an Artillery position not yet chosen. Another gig there was, which, worded differently, might have become famous. It should have read: " File closers match- ing among themselves for the privilege of carrying a Cadet home from chapel services. " Test for Gas! In the Cavalry a patrol usually goes out to a distance of about three hundred yards. Von are in charge of a patrol, how far out do you go? The defense captured no prisoners (luring the night maneuvers, hut one man who escaped came home without his shoes and breeches. First Classmen turn out to match for ammanuensis. They ' re all good horses. We present for your approval the example of that gallant young Cadet Lieutenant who reported himself late at a company formation commanded by him; thereby losing his week-end leave September. Heard on the Night Maneuver, hut applicable during the day as well. " Keep close together when going down Flirtation Walk, and do not talk too loud. " Favorite sports during the Summer season : 1. Rowing a canoe along the bank from Gee ' s Point to North Dock. 2. Sitting in the vicinity of a certain rock on a certain walk and noting the ex- pressions on the faces as they go by. Also, counting the cases in which these ex- pressions coincide. 3. Dragging blind. They still tell of the youngster who dragged for his Tac. and then got fifteen demerits during the following month. They also tell the one about the best drag of the Summer being a chaperon. But the latest one is the best: A Kaydet wrote his O. A. O. he was in con, then drew her in a blind date Tor another Kaydet. Build a fence! The estimates of this distance vary fr om six hundred to a thousand yards. It is three hundred and fifty. Page two hundred fifteen p? COLOR LINES I MET a traveler from an antique.- land Who said, " Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand I I. ill " sunk, a shattered visage lies — " " Brother, " I said, " stop right where you . in ' t seen nothing! " " I. " he says to me, " I was horn about a million years igo There ain ' t nothing in the world 1 don ' t know, I saw — " " Wait a minute. Bo, " I interrupted him again, " Did you ever see this guy McNerney pull them funny card tricks of his ' J " " No. " You " Did you ever see this bird Reeder and that minstrel show of his ' " " No, but I was-- " " Well, then, did you ever see Harry Grizzardand them Immortals in that section room ditty of theirs . J " " No! " " And did you — " " Listen simple. " he cuts in, " I was born before the country had a King. I saw Cleopatra — " " Say, nu think you ' ve seen it all, huh? Well, let me tell you; you may have seen them change the name of Ark, ins, is, but if you never saw this Kaydets ' Color Line, you go way back and sit down. For believe me you ain ' t Ken nothing ' " I 1 V CAMP ILLUMINATION WHY hello. Maisir. how ' s tricks? . . Is the chaperon coming tonight? . . I ' m glad of that, for she might be terribly lonely . . . What? . . . O. yes. a lot of tin- girls arc wearing cos- tumes tonight, hut you need not worry, we can dig up some old Kaydet clothes over in camp . . . . Ready? . . . We ' re off . . . OOOOoooo Aren ' t you cold . . . Yes. the wind sweeps down the river without anything to hinder it . . . Yes. it is rather unusual for the summer, hut you might expect something like that ... ). yes. that is Washington . . . Yes. somebody gave it to the Aca- demy at some time or other . . . Yes, . . . O that, that is a sentry box . . . No. they never use them except in ease of rain . . . O sure, there arc ten sentinels walking around here all tin- time . . . . No. I do not worry, only the bucks have to walk post . . . There is the guard tent over there, that is the place to go if you want a Kaydet in a hurry . . . And that is the baseball diamond . . . Yes. . . O those big lights, they are used during the winter to light the football field . . . Yes. it gets dark rather early, and .artificial light is necessarj during practice . . . No. those arc not officers, they are M. P. ' s . . Military Police, Cops . . . This is the running track, yes . . . These tents? . . . O. this is home . . . Yes. indeed, not only that hut we live four to a tent . . . O there ' s lots Page two hundred seventeen . . . This, O it ' s an imitation of the real walk down under the liill . . . We ' ll go there tomorrow . . . Want to go thru? All righty . . Did you ever hoar the story of the real rock ... O to be sure you ' ve been here before, and that is the very first thing a femme hears is it not ? . . . Well . . . . . Please . . . Why not ? . . . Aw . . Say . . you Mister Dumbjohn up there what do you mean by tipping the rock before I have half a chance? . . . Give me another trial . . . No? . . . . . . Yes? . . . UMmmmm . . . That ' s a good sport . . . What do we care, we are not the first ones he has seen tonight . . . Now we ' re out. do you care to dance? . . . All righty . . . Yes, this is our own little orchestra . . . All Kaydets, sure .... Gee, hut you ' re some classy dancer .... You did ! . . . Why, I have a sister who is study- ing synthetic dancing . . . Now, arc you hungry? .... It is cold, isn ' t it? . . . Pity those poor chaperons sitting out there in the wind all night . . . . O, but you see, there is only room inside the tents for the Kaydets and femmes . . . O. mine, it is over on the other street . . . Yes, we worked all day on it, but I ' m saving it as a Little surprise . . . Really want to go now. for it might In ' so nice and warm you wouldn ' t want to leave again at all . . . O, I mean to come out and dance again . . . O all righty . . . Here it is, number 17 . . . Right in . . . Really like it or just kid- ding . . . Thanks . . . It ' s not a rial fireplace, only a desk camouflaged and a light buried under those tent pins and red paper ... I wish now we hadn ' t fixed it so prettily, everyone stops to look in . . . That ' s a good one, calling these things sofas; they are the hardest cots imaginable, but by putting two of them together and padding them .... Will, let ' s dance some more, it is getting late .... We have to quit at twelve, you know. We have to move tomorrow, and need the sleep .... Hurry. Walt Young is making a speech, and t know it is good . . . We missed part of it . . . Let ' s try some of this punch, what say? . . . .... Don ' t be timid, there ' s lots more . . . They tell me this is the last dance . . . Yes. too bad isn ' t it . . . Well, that ' s that, and we must go home . . . told? . . . Here .... That better? Now I must say goodnight . . . No. here; there ' s no reason for going on up there now . . . right here . . . Now we can go on . . . Goodnight . . . . See you tomorrow . . . Gee, but she was a cold 3.0 !! ! II Is 1 hundred nineteen FOOTBALL ARMY 31 L " . of DETROIT 6 ARMY.— 26 KNOX COLLEGE 7 ARMY 27 U. of NOTRE DAME_ ARMY 19 U. of ST. LOUIS ARMY 7 YALE .28 ARMY 14 DAMS ELKIXS__. 6 ARMY 7 COLUMBIA .21 ARMY 44 URSINUS (I ARMY 111 NAVY 3 BAXTER, Cs FOOTBALL, undoubtedly, plays a far more important part in a Cadet ' s existence than any other one sport, hobby or activity. Everybody is interested, from the hardest working, file-boning Engineer to the lowest ranking, indifferent Plebe, who expects to get " found " at mid-year. There is not a man in the entire Corps that does not get the football spirit just as soon as practice starts in the fall, and tin ' s enthusiasm does not wane until after the Navy game has been played on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Studies, femmes, Christinas leave, graduation — all fade into the background before this bigger and better issue. There is nothing that can be compared with it. It holds a unique position in the world of sport and rivalry: it grips you and holds you, though your team lie touchdowns ahead or touchdowns behind. The Army team began the 1925 season suffering from the loss of about eight regulars. Wood and Gillmore out of the backfield and all of tin line except Baxter. The loss of Wood meant the loss of one of the most dependable kickers that the East lias ever seen. In the line, the absence of " The Three Musketeers, " Garbisch, Farwick and Page two hundred twentj Ellinger was particularly deplor- ed. Coach McEwan began looking around about him for successors to these vacant positions. He was not long in (1 i sc-o c ri 1 1 ii- that Schmidt, Daly, and Seeman (the latter alternating with Hammack throughout tli. worthy followers season ' s center another of last Sprague, a fast .f tl pr trie •vious lunders, ar ' s rinds, and sky Plebe from Texas, seemed just cut out for tackles. Horn, who turned out to he our All-American contribution. together with Capt. Harry Bax- ter, completed our regular line. All of these men were forced to extend themselves throughout the season, in face of opposition from other men on the squad, such as Lynch, Listen, Perry, Harbold, Davidson, Heiser. l ' lummer. Brentnall, Klias, and others. In the backfield we had a wealth of good material. except that we had no punter. Hewitt. Yeomans and Trapnell alternated at kicking, hut none of them were above average. They did well though, Considering that punting had heretofore been be- yond their ken. Trapnell, especially toward the end of the season, was getting off some nice ones. In the running, plunging, passing, receiving and general all round backfield work, however, tin Army had a large number of dependable men. In addition to Yeomans. Hewitt, and Trapnell, we had Harding, a very heady quarterback, Wilson. if not e thought nothin; 75 yards for a gator " 15u.ll. back. Scheifflei s e 1 y watched. if running 50 or touchdown. " Alli- i ten second hall ' . a low-charging. FRANK V, I hard-hitting line plunger. Gil- breth, Allen. Brusher, Hall, and others. Then the " 15 " Squad men and the l ' lebes on the " ( ' " Squad were always working hard, fur- nishing strong opposition to tin- first team. No small amount of credit is due to them for their efforts and their share in turning- out a real representative Corps team. So. after a careful in- ventory had been made, and the staff of coaches had ironed out the wrinkles of ignorance from the new men, and pressed tin- creases of knowledge into all men on the squad, our appearance was not so untidy as it first appeared. Glancing perspectively at the record of the team, we pronounce the season a success. Of course, it was not one hundred per cent successful, but the two most important games of tin season were won by good scores. Had we won no other games than these two against Notre Dame and the Navy, had every other team sent us down in defeat, still would we have counted our team as being one among many produced here at West Point. The initial game of the season was an intersec- tional affair with Detroit on October 3rd. Every- one waited the outcome anxiously, for the Army team was an unknown quantity. A new line was necessarily being employed, and its conduct " un- der fire " was purely a matter of conjecture until this first game had been played. After the ordeal was over, the " green " line had proven its mettle. Detroit, a good, strong team had failed to make any impression on or through the line. Saunders and Sprague were outstanding in their tackling; Baxter at end smeared up play after play; Sprague and Landon, a substitute center, were very fast on down-the-field work. In the backfield. Wilson. Buell. and Trapnell ran rough-shod over the visit- ors. Wilson scored three touchdowns following brilliant runs through the Detroit team. Buell ran 45 yards for the last touchdown. Scheiffler was called back after he had run 85 yards for a touchdown, because Army was offside. The visitors scored one touchdown, the result of a recovered fumble followed by two long passes, Phillipart to Brennan and Phillipart to Coyle. Hewitt ' s punt- ing was a very pleasing and promising feature. Captain McEwan tried out some twenty-five or thirty substitutes ere the affair had ended. Final score. Army, 31. Detroit, 6. There are knocks, and we sometimes do not like to meet them; there was Knox and we enjoyed meeting it for the second game of the season. The " vntleinen from Illinois proved rather easy for the Army, but were sufficiently strong to give the team a stiff workout for the following Saturday ' s game with Notre Dame. In the last quarter, with a complete substitute Army eleven on the field. Sfiin. the Knox right halfback, ran fifty-five yards for their only touchdown. Army crossed the zero line four times, Tiny Hewitt crossing twice, (once after a dash down the field of eighty yards, be- hind good interference by Wilson and Saunders), and Yeomans and Gilbreth. (a former end), once 1 Page two hundred twenty-two apiece. Yeomans made o a e other touchdown following a lona; run. but Le was called back about half the way because he had just barely stepped outside at one point. Kicking was extra bad dur- ing the contest, due to a high, lashing wind that swept across the gridiron. Hewitt, however, was very clever at getting off punts after the opposing ends were right upon him. Army interference was very effective. Seheiffler and Sprague featuring in this respect. Final score of the game, Army. 26, Knox. 7. For about a dozen years, some South Bend Hoosiers have been making annual trips to the Fast and for nine years they have not let the Army feel the delights of a victory. True, there wis .1 tie when ' 26 was the Plebe class, but there is not much satisfaction gained from an even con- test. Last year the Army ' s record was marred by only one defeat — Notre Dame, 13, Armv 7. So there has grown up in the Corps of Cadets an ad- ditional strong school of thought: Beat Notre Dame in addition to beating the Navy. Some forty-odd First Classmen on week-end ave and all the officers on the post, except the Commandant and O. C, were our only representa- tives at the affair held in the Yankee Stadium at New York City. A large electric scoreboard was rigged up in the Cadet gymnasium and the Corps (less forty-odd First Classmen, and plus the Com- mandant and the O. C.) sat down to view quietly the spectacle so ingeniously devised by some elec- trical wizard. But, as the game progressed, as the Army team, time after time, threw Notre Dame for losses of five, eight or ten yards, as the touch- downs began to accumulate under an irresistible Army attack, not a man in the gym seemed to rea- lize that he was actually missing this gridiron classic of a decade. II S UNDERS m In spirit, at least, all hands were down at the Yankee Stadium with those forty-odd First Class- men, looking on at the crumbling of this Rockne- coached machine, watching a Notre Dame football tram get outpassed, outplunged, outtackled, and in general, outplayed. Four times did some black- jerseyed gridiron warrior plant the ball behind the goal posts. On three of these four occasions, the scoring play came on the fourth down, indicating thai, when hard pressed, the Army had the punch necessary to turn in a winning score. No single method was em ployed to acquire these points, either, for the touch- down plays were thus varied: a wide swing, then a sharp cut in. a long run from an intercepted pass, a forward pass over the go al line, and a long ' run from a blocked kick. " Tiny " Hewitt in particular was the offensive star of the game. Two touchdowns were chalked up to his credit. Coming into the game some time after it had started, he seemed to supply just the spark necessary to set the Army offensive on fire. He plowed time and again through the Notre Dame line for four, five, or ten yards every play, and as- sisted by Buell, Wilson, Trapnell, Schciffler, Harding and Yeomans, each of whom played about half of the game, gave Knute Rockne a few les- sons in how to play football offensively. The defensive playing was just as effective as the offensive. The forwards broke through the line time after time and smeared up the opposing play before it could get under way. This was es- pecially true of forward pass attempts, the Hoos- iers many times losing ten yards because Baxter or Born or Harbold had broken through and stop- ped the play by nailing the passer before he could get rid of the ball. On one occasion in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame received the ball on their 53-yard line. Tiny attempted to pass on the first down. Harbold and Baxter ran the passer back ten yards and tackled him. On the next down, the same play was tried and Harbold and Baxter car- ried the passer back seventeen yards. A third pass- ing attempt failed and it was fourth down with thirty-seven yards to go. Schmidt did a lot of damage to the Notre Dame technique by getting by the men in front of him and tackling the runner before he could get under way. Daly played a heady game throughout, playing out of the line on the defense, thus being able to throw himself quickly into the play wherever it might come. Saunders and Sprague were consistently outstanding throughout the game. Saunders recovered one fumble and blocked a kick, picked up the blocked ball, and carried it about fifty yards to the -1-yard line. Sprague intercepted a forward pass, and ran forty yards for the final Army touchdown. The first quarter was very evenly contested. Neither side had much of an advantage, both teams losing ground in trying to get their running- attacks under way. Notre Dame became extremely unconventional when, from their one-yard line, they tried a forward pass which Trapnell inter- cepted on the 34-yard line. Notre Dame held, however, and Army finally lost the hall. Early in the second quarter, after an exchange of punts, Army received the ball and started ramming the Hoosier line. Hewitt made twenty- five yards in two (days. Wilson made two, and Hewitt, on fourth down with the ball on the 3-yard line, went over for the first touchdown. Wilson kicked goal. Page two hundred twenty-four The g o d s of Hallowe ' en must have selected the Army and its ad- herents a s the objects f o r all tlu-ir pranks, for nothing, absolute- ly nothing, turn- id out even half- w a y (I ecently. The Corps mo- tored to t h e g a in e at New Haven in busses. Many nun near- ly chilled to the bone both going to and returning from the game, the busses were crowded to five-fourths capacity, a n l on top of all this Yale won the game. For three periods the battle was nip and tuck between the two teams. In the first quarter. neither team made a first down. Defensively, both sides wore seemingly unbeatable. Horn was the Army star at defensive tactics. For example, in two successive plays he forced Yale hack seventeen yards, throwing Noble for a four-yard loss on an attempted end run. and the same player for a thir- teen yard loss on an attempted pass. Throughout the first and .second quarters, the hall changed hands time and again. Vale ' s attack getting better as the second quarter grew older. Finally, after a long pass to Gill, followed by a couple of line plunges, Noble crashed over the line, with the first ialf lacking only four seconds of completion. I ' ll E FIRST SCENT !• ' BATTLE Army ' s chance came in the third quarter. Harding returned. c r v beautifully, a Vale punt, from his own 35-yard line to the Yale 3 0-y a rd line This run seemed to a r o u s e the heretofore leth- argic Army at- tack . Trapnell tore off twenty y a r d s around right end. A pass to Wilson carried the hall to the 6 yard line. Trap- nell again took the ball and was within a foot of the Y a 1 e goal line when he was tackled so hard he dropped the hall. Yale recovered. Later, however, in the same period, Army tied the score. Yale had the hall on Army ' s 19-yard line. They tried a pass which Wilson intercepted. Aided by a rapidly-formed interference, he ran eighty-five yards through the entire Yale team. From this time on, though, the game was Yale ' s. Three times in the last quarter did they cross the Army ' s goal line. The first two of these were made witli Yale ' s running and passing attack showing a net loss of three yards. A blocked punt and a fumbled hall by Harding were the means by which Yah got possession of the pigskin on these two occasions. The 1- ' , lis ' final score followed an inter- cepted pass and two line plunges. Shortly after this fourth touchdown, the game ended, the score eing Army, 7 ; Yale. 28. M 111 The schedule man had an open date last year and wanted an " easy game " between the Yale and Columbia contests. He selected Davis and Elkins. Little did he realize just what he was bringing up here. Far from getting a rest, the Army team had to extend itself throughout the entire game in or- der to beat Harding ' s old Alma Mater by a one- touchdown margin. Each team scored a touchdown in the second quarter. Wilson taking the ball over for the Army. No more scoring was done until the last quarter, when Trapnell. by a pass, took the ball over. The stockingless visitors almost scored again in this same period by a very pro- lific use of the forward pass. Leader, a tall, rangy, end. was especially adept at plucking the elusive oval out of the air. Trapnell starred for the Army. Final score: Army. 14; Davis and Elkins. 6. From our standpoint, the most disappointing- game of the season was played on November four- teenth against Columbia. We went onto the field feeling one or two touchdowns better than the eleven from Morningside Heights. Columbia had not won a major gridiron victory since 1905, and we felt that this game would be no exception. Per- haps that is why we lost, perhaps not. Whatever the reason might have been, the truth remains, Columbia triumphed, three touchdowns to one. It might be added here that the Army tackling in this game was the poorest during the entire season. Each one of the three touchdown plays could have been stopped if the tacklers had been more alert. On one occasion, when Pease made the second Co- lumbia touchdown, three Army men attempted to tackle him, and missed him. Each one of the three Army players, by a brilliant play, could have averted this score. Kirehmeyer. who, with Pease, starred for Colum- bia, drew first blood when he dashed sixty yards for a score, following a lateral pass. Army countered immediately. Buell ran the kickoff back to the 28-yard line. On two plays Trapnell carried the oval a distance of fifty-four yards. Scheiffler went over for the touchdown. In the last period. Columbia scored their two other touchdowns, both of which were, made by Captain Pease, one on a wide skirt around Born ' s end and the other follow- ing a one-handed catch of a forward pass. Trap- nell ' s playing was the one ray of light for the Army during the entire game. He carried the ball sixteen times gaining a total distance of 162 yards. He also managed to get off some very beautiful punts, averaging around forty yards per kick. Score at end of game: Army, 7: Columbia, 21. Page two hundred mnin NAVY GAME By Grantland Rice ONCE nmrc the late shadows of a November twi- light found the gold, gray and black of the Army banner just a notcli above the N ' avv ' s llag of gold and blue. The Army won by 10 to 3, as 70,000 spectators packed the Polo Grounds to the last square inch, where not another soul could have found entrance without standing on another spectator ' s head. The Army surf, which rose to great heights against Notre Dame six weeks before and then broke with a loud crash against Yale and Columbia, gathered new force that afternoon, as it swept the Navy defense down tlte field for a touchdown and a field goal, against three lone points which Hamilton registered for the Navy- early in the game. It was nearly all Array in this last battle of a wild and dizzy autumn, which further broke all past records with a flood of sunshine to cheer up the crowds and give both teams a chance. Heretofore, these Army-Navy games have been fought in rain, snow, blizzards or freshets, upon fields of mire and mud and muck, hut on this oc- casion a flare of yellow sunshine lit up the gay and gaudy spectacle which leads them all as " the greatest show on earth. " In this last battle of the year the Xavy got the jump earlj in the second quarter, when Shapley, from around midfield, threw a long pass, which Hardwick caught and carried to the 12-yard line before his flying feet were stopped. The Xavy had not attack to make any further head- way, so Hamilton sent the Midshipmen out in front with a field goal from the 15-yard line, a three-point jump which left 2.000 young men from Annapolis in the throes of an emotional frenzy. But that play was the Navy ' s final thrust. From that point ,m tlu ' great crowd heard a growing and more ex- ultant lilt to Army songs and Army cheers. From Gen- erals down to Corporals and from Colonels down to Private Soldiers the excitement began to gather force. The Army had thrown away two great chances in the first period when Harry Wilson raced forty-six yards outside of tackle deep into Navy territory with the goal line only a few strides away. The gallant dash of Wilson ' s seemed to insure a touchdown or at least a score, hut a fighting Navy line repelled every Army thrust, sifting through and tearing plays apart before they were even formed. The Army line could find no way to keep these gold and blue forwards from charging through and smearing every attack. So Reeder, the drop kicker, was called in for an easy field goal shot, but after taking a bad pass from center, Reeder kicked the ball about the length of a short putt. Here the Army had a break as Born covered the flopping ball on the Navy ' s 8-yard line. The chance that had been wrecked had now been given back. Once more the Xavy rose in its vast determination to yield no ground, not even the space of a hand, and after a series of plunges and passes, Flippin, of the Navy, in- tercepted a toss and ran the ball out of danger. No team could have asked for two finer shots at a score, but the Xavy defense was a trifle too strong and keen to be broken down. Wilson, Trapnell and Hewitt made a few yards carry- ing the ball on cross bucks and sharp thrusts, but the main trouble began when Harding threyv a pass to Trap- nell and this fleet back went romping along until he- reached the fourteen yard line. Here was the Army ' s third chance to score when for the third time the Navy line put so much zip into its charging that but little ground was made until Harding, from the six-yard line, whirled back and then aimed 111 hundred twenty- FIRST QUARTER a pass at Baxter, standing on the goal line. Baxter handled the hall perfectly as three Navy men hit him in a solid lump and the entire ensemble fell with a crash over the goal for the only touchdown of the game. As Baxter fell " ver the line there were 70,000 people upon their feet, Army and Navy together, one side with dropping flags and the other with a wild upheaval of gold and grey and with an amount of frenzy and en- thusiasm that only an Army or a Navy gathering can shi iw. The crowds say the Army put the game away in that second period advance where the forward pass clecred up most " f tin- distance. Tin- riny had a world of punch with Trapnell, Hewitt and Wilson taking the hall, hit this punch was not quite sharp enough or heavj enough to puncture the Navy line. This Navy line, with its supporting hacks upon defense, was about all the Navy had. It could make no headway carrying the ball, although one or two passes helped to make four first downs in the first two periods. The Army had not only a defense from end to end but. in that one period, it had an attack along the ground and through the air that had enough speed and deception to make its way forty yards or more across the goal. The winning pass, from Harding to Baxter, was a net t turn of football, a play well devised and well executed. With the ball on the six-yard line the Army thrust had discovered some time before that it could make no dent worth cheering about in the Annapolis line. The Army had been this close before without getting anywhere. i 1 . .!.... K5 iS hundred tv But when Harding fell back he passed directly over the center of the line and the pass was so well made, even through a whirling medley of Navy blockers, that Baxter had an open grab for the ball. Trailing 7 to 3 as the second half op ened, the Navy was doomed. Its main : sset was an alert, keen charging line upon defense, and defensive lines rarely ever score touchdowns except through recovered fumbles or inter- cepted passes. And with that touchdown safely packed away. Coach McEwan ' s athletes took no broad chances of throwing or juggling the game away. ny final chance the Navy might have dreamed about went glimmering into the gathering twilight when Daly, the brilliant Arm) center, intercepted a pass from Ham- ilton late in the third period. Daly ran fifteen yards to the Gold and Blue 45-yard line on this play, which gave the Army the final chance to score. It was hard work, but Hewitt. Trapnell and Wilson hammered their way along for two. three and four yards, and then the Navy was offside. The Navy was offside again on the next play and then Hewitt and Wilson cut their way through to the 11-yard line. One might wonder about the Navy ' s limited attack, but no one could withdraw any credit from defense that bad courage, alertness and skill. Stopped in its downfield march on the 10-yard line, the Army called on Reeder, the drop-kicker, again, the same Reeder who had failed once before. This time he made no mistake. as the ball sailed squarely across the bar. Almost the entire Navy offensive w; s centered in that lone second period pass from Shapley to Hardwick, a pass that yielded nearly forty yards. That pass and Hamilton ' s toe were about all the Annapolis invaders Fourth Quarter « W r,0 A I ■skW-% THE MARCH OF THE ARMY could show in a scoring way. Defensively they were strong, hut in carrying the hall they could make no headway. The Army had three marches packed away in its system and two of these led to scores. The first inarch was at double time by Harry Wilson and this led to nothing. The two others were thrusts and passes welded together and most of the ground they made was more tli. m ei rued against a team that was fighting with un- broken determination, but fighting in a lost cause. The Army, winning the toss, elected to take the favor- ing wind, with the Navy kicking-off. Wilson ran the kick- off back to his own 30-yard line. Trapnell, on the first play, made only three yards on a dash around left end. On a fake formation the Army tried a long forward pass, which a Navy back knocked down. Trapnell then punted to the Navy 31-yard line. On the first play a long Navy pass was knocked down by Trapnell, who jumped in the air. Another 40-yard pass by Hamilton sailed just out of range, amid a terrific din from the Army corps. Hamilton punted to the Army ' s 46-yard line. Wilson, starting for left tackle and then circling the Navy ' s left flank, ran forty-six yrrds to the Navy ' s 13-yard line before Shapley hurled him out of bounds. This was a great run, back of magnificent interference. On the next plunge Wilson failed to make a yard. Pa [i two hundred thirty Hewitt hit the center of the line for two yards. On a take pass Wilson was thrown for a two-yard loss. At this point Reeder, the Army drop-kicker, was called in. and he m. de a terrilile attempt from the 211-yard line. hnt Born, the Army end. took the hall on the hound and ran to the Nav 7-yard line. On an attempted end run Trapnell lost two yards, the Navy breaking through. Wilson got those two yards hack, hut no more. The Navy line smeared the next play and Trapnell lost a yard. ( n the fourth down Flippin intercepted an Army pass on his own 2-yard line and ran thirty-one yards down the sidelines before Saunders threw him out of bounds. The Navy tried a quick kick, and Harding was thrown on the nm ' s 22-yard line. (dice more the Navy slipped through the line and threw Wilson. Wilson got three yards through tackle before he was thrown. Trap- nell punted to Shapley, who returned the punt twelve yards to the Army ' s 46 yard line. The first Army attack lost three yards. The next Armj plunge got just one yard, the strong ' a y line repelling the attack. Horn just missed a long Army pass which he failed to hold. It Wi s fourth down, so Trapnell punted to Shapley on Na j ' s 22-yard line. Shapley, on the first plunge, was thrown for a loss of a yard. The Navy punted to the 46-yard line, where Dal) recovered an Army fumble. Trapnell was thrown by one of his own men after a collision for a four yard loss. Wither offense was making ; ny ground at all. Hewitt got less than a yard at tackle. Wilson ' s pass incomplete, the Army took time out on this play. Trap- nell punted to the Navy ' s 17-yard line, where Shapley wa thrown without a return. Caldwell made two yards, hut the next Navy . ttack was spilled. Hamilton punted to the Army ' s 46-yard line. Trapnell made about a yard. Wilson took three yards through the center of the line. On an attempted double pass Trapnell was spilled by Bernet, the Navy end. Neither term could make any headway as time was ta ken out This play ended the first quarter with the hall near the middle of the field Trapnell ' s punt was Mocked by Eddy, with the Nav covering on the 46-yard line. In the crash that followed, two head gears fell off, hut the hall never went an inch. The Army was offside, however, and the Navy got five yards to the middle of the field. Shapley cut outside of tackle for thirteen yards ( in a fake run Shapley threw a long pass to Hardwuck. who ran to the Army ' s 11-yard line before Harding dived for him ami pulled him down. Caldwell then crashed through for live yards to the Army ' s 6-yard line. Shapley made another yard through guard. The Armv line held the next Navy drive to just two feet. It was now fourth down with four yards to go. From a very wide angle Hamilton then dropped back and kicked a field goal, a perfect shot from a bad diagonal. The Navy kicked off after this play and Trapnell ran the ball hack after a fumble to his 26-yard line. I In the first plunge Hewitt made three yards. He added five more on the next smash. Wilson, spinning and twisting. fought his way for fifteen yards to his own 45-yard line. Wilson hit center for three yards. Hewitt found another opening for just two yards. Wilson made another first down through the line to the Navy ' s 48-yard line. The Army went into a long huddle after the play. Wilson hit the line for two yards more. ( )n a pass. Harding to Trapnell. the Army made first down on the Navy 30-yard line for a twelve-yard gain. Trapnell added four more through the line. ( in a cross-buck Hewitt hit the Navy ' s right guard for two yards, hut the Army was penalized fifteen yards for holding. u Winy pass was grounded. The next Army pass was knocked down by Shapley. The Army kicked to Shap- ley, who came hack to the 20-yard line. Shapley ' s wide end run lost a yard. So Hamilton punted to the mivs 45-yard line, where Trapnell fumb- led and Edwards recovered for the Navy. (In a very had pass to the Navy baekficid the hall was fumbled. and Born recovered on the N, vv 46-yard line. Hewitt fought his way through for more than nine yards. On the next play Harding faked a run and then threw a pass 1,1 Trapnell. who ran fifteen yards to the Navy 15-yard line. Hanks replaced Caldwell for the Navy. Hewitt w. s forced out of bounds. Wilson gained only a yard. Hewitt hit the center of the line for four yards, and u was now fourth down, with six yards to go (In a brilliant pass across the center of the line Harding threw to Baxter, who fell across the line for an Winy touchdown. Wilson kicked the goal, Score: Army, 7. Navy. 3. Baxter kicked off for the Army, a poor kick, and llardwick brought tin- hall back to tin 45 yard line. A pass from Hamilton to Sha] i ,n yards. ft Ph 1 ' agc two hundred thirty-one Shapley lost one yard on his next run. A Navy pass was muffed on the second down. Another fine pass. Hamilton to Bernet, made twelve yards to the Army ' s 25-yard line. Taylor replaced Bernet and Perry re- placed Hamilton. The next Navy pass failed, bounding oul oi bounds. I »nce more a Navy pass was muffed. being just a trifle high. Daly intercepted the next toss on the Army ' s 18-yard line. The next play ended the -rend period with the Army leading, 7 to 3. End or First Half There was the usual Army and Navj cheering and aiming during the intermission while the great crowd milled hack and forth, until another rush for the seats came as the two teams returned on the held. The Nav started the second halt with Hamilton, Banks, Shapley and Millican in the backfield. The Army opened the third period with a kickoff to the 10-yard line, Hamilton returning to the 33-yard line before he was thrown. Cross replaced Lentz at left guard lor the Navy. On the first play Banks shot through the Army ' s right flank for twenty-three yards, on a beautiful run. Millican only gained a foot in the next line attack. A wide end run by Shapley failed to gain a foot. Hamilton kicked to the Army 20-yard line. Trapnell couldn ' t make a yard. Hutchins was injured on the play and Osburn replaced him. The game was dragging badly at this period, with both sides either taking time ..ut or in constant huddles. The Army couldn ' t make any headway, so Trapnell punted to the Navy ' s 45-yard line. Hanks tried a quick opening through the line and was thrown on his neck Shapley ' s pass was intercepted by Wilson on the Army ' s 40-yard line. Harding ' s pass was grounded. Hewitt fumbled the next pass and lck- hoist recovered it on the Army ' s 40-yard line. Banks hit the Army line and bounded back. On a double pass Millican made five yards around the Army right end. but a forward pass was promptly knocked down by Wilson. The Navy completed a forward pass on the fourth down, hut tin pass lost ground and it was Army ' s ball on its own 38-yard line. Two attacks failed to make any ground through the line. The hard-running Hewitt hit tackle for fifteen yards. A delayed pass gained nothing. Trapnell only made a vard and the Army was offside. Once more time was taken out, dragging the game along. Bernstein re- placed Eddy for the Navy. On a long sweeping end run Harding made just one yard before they threw him out of bounds. An Army pass to the side was grounded .main, Trapnell failing to reach the ball. Trapnell sat down heavily just as the ball was passed on the fourth down and w ' as unable to get up in time to kick before ickhi ust smeared him. This play gave the Navy the ball on the Army 40-yard line. (hi the first play the Navy was offside and a mo- ment later, Wilson knocked down a Navy pass. Daly intercepted Shapley ' s pass on his own 40-yard line and ran fifteen yards ' to the Navy 45-yard line. Hewitt made two yards as he was forced out of bounds. He- witt made four more through tackle. On the next play Trapnell fumbled at the line, but recovered. Hewitt hit the line for three yards and it was now fourth down and a yard to go. Hewitt made it first down by just an inch on the Navy ' s 35-yard Hue. Wilson dived over the line for four yards, plunging head first. Trapnell added two more through tackle. I hunt hit tin center of the line, but couldn ' t make a foot. The Navy was offside, however, and this made it first down on the 23-yard line. Once more the Navy was offside and now the hall was only eighteen yards from the Navy goal. Wilson went through tackle for four yards. Hewitt made it first down on the Navy ' s 11-yard hue and once more time was taken out. When play was resumed Hewitt hit the center of the line for two yards. Trapnell carried the ball to the Navy ' s 7-yard line. Hewitt made just a yard, and it was now fourth down just six yards from the Navy goal. Once more Reeder came in just as the period ended. Starting the fourth period Reeder, the drop kicker, kicked a field goal from the fifteen yard line and the Army was now in front by 10 to 3. The Army kicked off. The kick was poor and the Navy brought it hack to the 40-yard line. A fine pass from Shapley to Hamilton made fifteen yards and put the ball on the Army ' s 45-yard line. Banks carried the ball four yards through the Army line on a hard low plunge. Banks added two more on the next plunge. Ransford could make no ground and the Navy went into another long huddle. A long Navy pass was grounded and it was Army ' s ball on its own 38-yard line. Wilson made only a yard on a tackle smash. Trap- nell got another yard on a wide end run. Wilson wiggled along for another two yards before he was brought down by Hamilton. Trapnell then kicked to the Navj ' s 38-yard line. Shapley circled right end for eight yards back of fine interference. Hamilton could make no headway. Banks failed to make a yard. Hamilton ' s kick w-as blocked by Born, and it was Army ' s ball on the Navy 28-yard line. Flippin replaced Ransford. Hewitt cut through center for three yards. The play was called back. Wilson got three yards through center. Hewitt was hauled down with a thud, and once more it was third down on the Navy ' s 25-yard line. The Army completed a for- ward pass but failed to make the distance. Hewitt hit the center for a first down on the Navy ' s 17-yard line. On a fake forward pass Wilson made two more through tackle. Pierce replaced Edwards. On a quick play Wilson got two yards through the line as time was taken out for an injured man. The Army completed another pass, Trapnell to Hard- ing, but once more no ground was gained. double pass was followed by a forward pass and Shapley hatted the ball on his goal line and the Navy took the ball on downs on the 13-yard line. Shapley tried a pass from his goal line but the ball fell in open space. The next pass, from Hamilton to Shapley made 12 yards. ( )n two successive lateral passes from Flippin to Hamilton to Shapley. the Navy made three yards. A pass was knocked down. The Navy continued to huddle rnd talk things over. On a fake kick Hamilton threw a pass to Flippin that made four yards. Flippin made it first down on a smash through tackle. Hamilton tried a pass, but he delayed so long in spotting his man that he finally started a run which led to a fumble on his own 40-yard line. The Army covered the ball and Hewitt got five yards on the first play that followed. The Army backs were in motion on the next play and were penalized five yards. Another cross-buck by Hewitt got four yards. Wilson found a hole through the line, jumped two men and made eleven yards to the Navy ' s 28-yard line. Born was hurt on the play and time was taken out again. Albert- son replaced Shapley and Harbold replaced Born. Hewitt hit right tackle for three yards. Wilson picked up two more. On another cross-buck Hewitt got a just two yards and a first down. The distance had to be measured, it was so close. On a wide end run Trapnell made eight yards to the Navy ' s 12-yard l ine. A forward pass from Harding to Wilson ended the game on tin Navy ' s 7-yard line, with the Army again threatening to score. Score: Army, 10; Navy, 3. 3 1 I i I wo hundred thirty-two IT is unfortunate that the season for Soccer playing comes at the same time as that for football. Soccer is one of the most interesting g?mes in the Academy Repertoire of athletic contests. There is much fight; there arc many chances for agility, speed, teamwork, and headwork; in fact, next to football, (and possibly basket- ball), it should draw the interest of the Corps. But the Soccer Team this year attracted many over i " view the games from the sidelines beneath the trees at the west side of Camp Clinton. A good-sized crowd aii! n. K.I everj game. Probably they viewed the first game from curiosity, but after that it was interest that drew them, for our of it. Ably seconded and id Lieutenant Palmer, Mr it a team of which we are hut he knows the game so if he was not the invento: counseled by Capt. Irving Marchand certainly turned justly proud. Every man on the squad deserves a lot of praise and credit from the Corps. Quite a number of Plebes turn- ed out for the squad, the best among whom was prob ably Sladen, who had had some previous experience at a prep, school. Roosma was also a newcomer at this particular sport, and he too was very good ere the sea- lik thirty-tbr 3-1 against them, showing that they were out for a suc- cessful season. The only defeat suffered by the Army team during the entire season was at the hands of Lehigh. That aggregation had a very strong backfield and several individual stars in the forward line who piled up an early lead that turned the trick in their favor. The Army outplayed the visitors in the second half, keeping the hall well down in their territory all the time. That we did not score was mainly due to the excellent work of Hawkins, Lehigh goaltender, who stopped everything he saw and he seemed to be all eye-.. MeNaughton and Baird starred for the Army. Final score Lehigh, 2, Army. (I. Our fourth game. ;nd what was expected to be one of our hardest, was with our one foreign opponent. Mel oil University. It is a long accepted fact that any- one from or in the British Empire can play Soccer. Met oil had defeated Syracuse and tied Yale, before en- gaging the Army team. The final score was 3 to 1 in our favor. Bayer, after taking beautiful passes from Tate and Browning, kicked all three of Army ' s goals. Heidner ' s work at the goal was the main feature of the game, though Briggs and MeNaughton, fullbacks, stop- ped consistently many MeGill rallies. Mr. Hollywood, who officiated, stated that this game was the best he had seen in four years. An open date on November 4th, was filled by Crescent Athletic Club of Xew York City. A defeat at their hands was in order for they were known to be strong in top-notch Soeeer circles. However the Army team, inspired by the occasion, marched the potential victors " into camp, " to the tune of 2 to 0. The playing of " Charlie " Martin and MeNaughton, rated by the Swarth- more coach as All-American backs, was outstanding in its excellence. Swarthmore College, that admirable, exactly co-educa- tional school from Pennsylvania, was our next op ponent. The Swarthmore pi; vers were all tall and stocky, and, if size counted, should have won the game. But they did not. principally because the Army ' s teamwork was a little bit better. Browning scored for the Army in the first half, and each team kicked one in the second half, Bartlett, Swarthmore Captain, tying the score, and retalia- tively, Kammerer, Army Captain, winning the game with a nice kick in the last two minutes of play. Due to dark- ness, almost all of the last half was played with a white 1 -all. Final score: Army. 2, Swarthmore, 1. On November 18th. our team met and defeated Spring- held College, 2-0. " Vengeance is mine. " saith the Lord, and also saith the Army Soccer Team, for Springfield, with practically the same line-up as this year, defeated the Army last year. The game was full of action, the Army backfield. as usual, playing a stellar game, while Lewis and Browning were outstanding amongst the for- wards. Lewis and Tate accounted for the two points registered by the Army. The last game of the season was played the day before Thanksgiving against M. I. T. This was one of the most evenly contested games of the year. The air was chilly, which only served to augment the activity of the players. No score was made in the first half, but in the last period Kammerer booted the ball between the uprights for the only score of the game, ending, Army, 1, M. I. T., 0. Glasgow was elected Captain for 1926-27. Let us hope that next year ' s team will be as alert and offensive, well as defensive), as this year ' s team and its season successful as the 1925 season. I I GOAT ENGINEER GAME (THAN K S GUI X G I) A V) Goats: Huggins Webb Fooks Dressier Ewing Todd RT Bailey RE Butler Q McKee LH Stanton HII Daughtry _ F .. THE Second Class Immortals handed the En- gineers their yearly trimming on Thanksgiv- ing day. upholding the ancient tradition that if the Goats win, the Army beats the Navy. The game- was well played and close except for a brief spell when the Goats put aside the Bugle and used their heads for the purpose to which they are best Line-up Engineers : LE West LT Holmer LCi Pachynski C .Johnson. M. S. RG Kerstedt Douglas Pegg Burgess Crume Potter Schul] adapted. That the " scoreboard is mightier than the bulletin board " as the lower half of the class constantly asserted was amply proven; the favor- ites ( for foundation at least) scored earliest, earl- ier, and early; then held their ground until a mighty effort at the end gave them a 2.2., which is pro in any department. wo hundred ihirty-tivc Page iwu hundred thirty-six BASKETBALL COACH 1:1. i lOD ARMY 30 ST. JOHN ' S 18 ARMY 26 YALE 13 ARMY 31 LEHIGH 22 ARMY 35 MANHATTAN 16 ARMY 47 GEORGETOWN " 20 ARMY 35 SWARTHMORE 16 ARMY 31 U. OF PENN .... 32 ARMY 20 FORDHAM 25 ARMY 20 SYRACUSE 23 BAKER, Manager ARMY 44 LAFAYETTE _.._ 9 ARMY 16 COLUMBIA 30 ARMY 20 N. Y. U. ... —29 ARMY 11 U. OF PENN. 16 ARMY 23 UNION COL. 24 ARMY 38 COLGATE .15 ARMY 41 HOLY CROSS 27 ARMY 21 NAVY _ 12 THE basketball squad was almost new in every department this season. It had a new roach. played according to a new system and had two or three new regulars. Coach Blood, t h e former coach of the famous Passaic, New Jersey, High School team (where Johnny Roosma received his initial basketball impetus), stepped into the shoes of former Coach Fisher. Mr. Blood ' s aide tute- lage was apparent just as soon as the season open- ed, and his good work continued throughout the year. A noticeable feature of his system was an intensive concentration on new men, with the idea of moulding future victories, as well as securing present success. To this end, a large number of Plebes were carried on the squad. Next year ' s record will no doubt show the wisdom of such pro- cedure. Assisting Mr. Blood in guiding and directing tin- basketeers was Major Catron. He made his presence felt all during the year as acting officer in charge in Lieutenant Yidal ' s place, and was a regular and diligent attendant at each day of prac- tice as well as at each game. It was rumored that this year marked Major Catron ' s first attempt at basketball since he had two ribs broken by an im- petuous high school boy in an exhibition game out in the middle West a few years ago. In glancing at the personnel of the Army team, one is first attracted by the well-known captain. Roosma. One of the best forwards that can be seen on any court anywhere. Johnny has made an enviable record since he entered the Academy. He has acquired the reputation of being one of the best shots in the East and one of the hardest men to guard. He has that uncanny instinct that per- mits him to shoot from all angles, and from any position on the court, from the center line to just underneath the basket. Six. eight of even ten goals in one game is not too big a bill for him to fill. The responsibility of captaining the team has sometimes caused good players, through worry or nervousness, to lose their p_ keenness during a game. Xot Ti so with Johnny. Captain, f o r w a r d extra-ordinary. high point man. all of these are his records for the sea- The other forwards who were outstanding and who played in more games than anyone else w e r e Draper and M ills. Draper, a native of New York State, is a Plebe. I le has been an ex- tremely valuable addition to the squad, A good shot, an excellent fighter, and a pos- sessor ol all-round basket ball utility, he has occupied STRICKLER, ' 27 Captain during most of the season. the other forward position. Mills has b e c n Draper ' s strongest opponent for sec- ond forward honors. He is one of the best floor men on the entire A r in y Squad, leaving little of tin- court mi covered when he is in the game. The central figure on the team, geographically speak- ing, was Mood. Here is a man w h o has developed wonderfully since least year. As a Plebe he was only a scrub, and a lowly one. This year he was so indispensible to the well-being of the team at his pivotal position, that he was out of the game very little during the en- tire season. His floor work was of the highest quality, his most pleasing feat being a backward run down the entire length of the floor, throwing and catching the ball to and from first one and then another of the Army players. This was one of the cleverest pieces of work seen during the entire season. Hank was not a " goal hog " in any sense of the word, always trying to feed the ball to one of his several team-mates, though he manag- ed to loo)) a few in when they were most needed. The Army is very fortunate in having three guards of the very highest calibre. Strickler and Wilson are the extremely aggressive, close guard- ing type. Fortunate is the forward that gets by either of these two and shoots a goal. They are both big assets to the team. Stickler ' s fieulty is in fouling rather frequently. This is not in- tentional, but is the result of extreme eagerness and very intensive guarding. Wilson is a demon ball hawk. Time and again during the season. he has jumped, and appar- ently out of thin air. taken a ball destined for some wait- ing opposing forward, and started an Army offensive down the floor. Strickler and Wilson play the same general type of game, and therefore only one of them played at a time. They each played in about half of the games. T h e other guard, and one of the most bril- liant players seen on the court this year, was Sic p •hief dif- UK ri-:i; ard. A Plebe, d a r k and " runty. ' ' he was the main thrill furnisher throughout the season. Although pri- marily a guard, so frequent were his excursions into for- ward territory and so ably did he toss the leather pel- let, that he ranked second to Roosma for high point hon- ors in scoring. Before the season ended, he became fa- mous for his dribbles down the court, his quick dashes in toward the basket, and his shots from close under the basket. In addition to these men, there were several others who failed to get in the lime- light simply because only five men at a time can play this game of basketball. Among these hidden uminaries were Storke, Anderson, Seeman, Bey- non, Liston. Breene and Zimmerman. The season, from a standpoint of a percentage of games won and lost, was not as successful as we would have liked to see it. The first six games were won, the next six out of eight were lost, and the last three were won. The season ' s percentage was about sixty-five percent, but, all things con- sidered, the team was successful. Winning two- thirds of the games played under a new coach and using a new system is a good record. In addition, the game that means more than any other to the Army, the Navy game, was won very decisively. Just what caused the mid-season slump is impos- sible to say. Some critics said that there were too many hard games in a row. Others g uessed that the team, as teams with a large percentage of new players on them sometimes do, went t o pieces. Regardless of whether we won every game or not, it was clearly appar- ent to an observant onlooker that the team never gave up in any game it played. There were defeats, certainly, but every game was fiercely con- tested from the opening whis- tle to the closing report of the timer ' s gun. A brief re- sume of the games will indi- cate just what caliber of tball the team displav 1. played on December 1!) against St. Johns. The game, so far as Coach Blood was concerned, was a sort of " feeler. " He tried out most every man on the squad, attempting to get some idea as to who should play where and how often. Shepard. Draper and Flood were among the dark horses who trotted forth in rather championship form. Roosma and Strickler, old hands at the game, play- ed exceptionally well also. Strickler in particular, sticking like the proverbial leech to his, man. the St. John ' s captain. We had little difficulty in winning the game, 30-18. As a soothing salve to our injured feelings over our worst football defeat last fall, we ran rough- shod over Yale in the second game of the year. So completely were the gentlemen from New Haven outclassed in the 1st half of the game, that a sec- ond team composed principally of ex-football men, (how sweet is revenge), were run into the game in the second half. Draper was the scoring star of the game; Army, 26; Yale, 13. Roosma came into his own in the third game of the year when he amassed a total of six field goals and two fouls, three of the former being of the " from the midcourt, " variety. The Lehigh Team was very aggressive, especially in the 1st half, dur- ing which they made four of their five field goals. It was in this game that " Hank " Flood first de- lighted the Corps by running the length of the floor in reverse, a very skillful and effective mode of at- tack. After tying the score at 16 all early in the second half, Lehigh lost all their zest and also the game, 31-22. The next three games were of little importance, being very onesided in favor of the Army. In the Manhattan game, which ended 35-16. Roosma was again high scorer with 15 points to his credit. (ieorgtown, probably the weakest team encountered all season, was swamped 17 to 20. Swartbmore started out with an early lead, which was very soon cut down by Army ' s accur- ate shooting. A feature of this game was Army ' s 100 per cent shooting of fouls, five free throws netting five points. Final score. Army. 35. Swartbmore, 10. The first set-back of the season was suffered at the lands of the University of Pennsylvania. This was. icrhaps, t h c most evenly contested game in the his- tory of West Point athletics. The score seesawed b a c k and f o r t h all the way through the game. The 1st half ended 13-12 in Army ' s r. The second half, af- i bitter struggle ended J. During the extra five Page two hundred f iiy minutes the lead changed lour times. Ramage of Pennsylvania tossing the winning basket just as tin game ended. It was either team ' s game, Penn- sylvania just happening to have the lead. 32-31, when the final whistle blew. On a par with the lYnn game were the two fol- lowing games with Fordham and Syracuse. T Fordham game was won by a one point margin, Army 25, Fordham 24, while we lost the Syracuse game 23-20. The Fordham contest was fast and rough. Two extra periods wire necessary before either team eouhl win a decision. Flood finally cag- ing a last minute basket that gave Army the vic- tory. Syracuse, mainly through t li e efforts of Hanson, their captain, staged a very successful second half rally, after trailing 1 1-5 at tlie end of the first half. Wilson was out of the game, and Roosma was shifted to the guard position. Zimmer- man going in at forward. Had either Strickler or Wilson been in at guard, giving Roosma an op- portunity to break loose, the tale might have been different. The next game was relatively unimportant. La- fayette College was the opponent and they furnish- ed little opposition. Tin- feature of the 44-9 vic- tory was Roosma ' s grand total of eight field goals. Shepard, until now a main cog in the Army ma- chinery, sprained his ankle during this game. His absence was keenly felt during the ensuing two weeks. Four games were now lost in rapid succession. Columbia. X. Y. U., U. of Penn., (a return game down at Philadelphia), and Union College were the victors. Most of the games were very close, and all were hard fought, but the winning punch was lacking. Columbia, who later turned out to be the Intercollegiate Champions of the East, start- ed the debacle on February tin: 6th. Their defense was almost perfect and their shooting was excel- lent. Madden and Mannheim were their outstand- ing stars. Army was badly off form against X. Y. I ' , on the 19th, Wilson being the only Army man who played at all near the usual standard. The feature of the Penn game was the fact that the Army made more field goals than Pennsylvania, but failed to make enough more to compensate for the preponderance of Penn ' s free throw total. On the 17th Union staged a comeback after trailing 20-13. A last minute shot gave them a well earned victory. drcd forty-one ARMY STARTING DOWN THE COURT TIIK NAVY GAME Determined to become rejuvenated, the Black, Grey and Gold basket tossers took a speedy in- ventory and found that nothing was the matter with them. So, they turned on the throttle, let in lots of steam, and captured the two remaining games before the Navy game without a quiver. Colgate was defeated easily 38-15, and Holy Cross H-27. Neither game was ever in doubt. En- thusiasm was high over the coming Navy game, and the team was determined to give the lie to all the " dope " that apparently favored our brethren from the Severn. February 27th was the day of the inter-service game. The Navy was confident, for she had the odds on the Army in many ways. She had badly beaten Fordham the week before, while we had had to use two extra periods to gain a one point margin over them. She had beaten Columbia, who in turn had given us our worst licking. So records were against us. But, somehow records are a useless com- modity in an Army-Navy game, and are generally turned topsy-turvy. The first half was very closely contested. Navy leading after 12 minutes of play 1 to 3, Army regaining the lead shortly afterwards on shots by Roosma, Flood and Draper. The first half ended Army 10, Navy 7. The game was in- tensely fought throughout. Neither team let down for a single instant. The ball changed hands time after time. Shortly after the second half started. however, the superiority of the Army became ob- vious. Johnny Roosma started tossing baskets from all parts of the floor. Wilson swooped down and broke up the Navy offensive time and again. Shepard, Mills, Draper and Flood all played as though filled with an unbeatable spirit. Roosma made more field goals than the entire Navy team. Jones and Parrish starred for the Navy. The final score of the game was Army. 21 ; Navy, 12. Line-up: Army (21) Roosma Mills Flood Shepard Wilson Goals from field: Army, R oosma (5), Mills. Draper, Flood. Shepard; Navy, Hamilton (2). Parish, Craig. Fouls: Army, Shepard. Draper. Flood; Navy, Parish (2), Jones, Graf. Subs: Army. Draper for Mills. Mills for Draper. Draper for Mills, Seeman for Shepard; Navy, Hull for Craig, Craig for Hull, Howard for Craig. Signer for Parish. Hull for Hamilton, Shapley for Graf, Graf for Shapley. Navy (12) L. F. Parish R. F. Craig C. Hamilton L. G. Graf R. G. Jones -f La Page two hundred forty-tv Page two hundred forty three OUR outfit of puck-chasers, (they have begged and pleaded that do not call them ice-men), did not have what might be called a gloriously successful season this year. Several reasons may be advanced for this, chief of which, probably, is the unusually stiff schedule attempted. In Dartmouth, Williams, Syracuse, Bos- si.( IA ton College and Boston U., we met iust about the best college hockey teams in the country. Amherst, Bates, Massachusetts Aggies and Middlebury weren ' t exactly what we would call set-ups either. Then, too, there was the usual handicap of uncertain ice. It was always good enough for play on game days, but in between times, the weather man wasn ' t so kind, and the boys were forced to run around in the Gym. because of the absence of roller-skates in the A. A. storeroom. j ____ But, after all, what good are alibis, a lost game is a lost game, and all the alibis in the world will not make it otherwise, so Mr. Marchand started the season with excellent prospects. Regulars were on hand from last year for every anager position. However, there was no ice, and as an expedient, use of the artificial rink at Bear Mountain was obtained, and trips made there at as frequent intervals as could be arranged. After less than two weeks of this, the first game was upon us. Our first opponent was Dartmouth, Eastern Inter- collegiate Champions. The big Green team arrived fresh from a thrilling triumph over Yale down at Madison Square Gardens, and lost little time in demonstrating its Page two hundred forty-four sen hi i ' 11. i; i superiority. Our boys never once quit fighting, but the Hanoverians gave us the worst licking iw took all year, 5 to 1. In Lane and Fryberger, they had two of the best skaters seen here all season. Bates, another hardy outfit from the Great North Country, followed Dartmouth and this contest was prob- al l the most exciting of the year. Bates overcame a two-point lead, only to have Scheiffler make a brilliant tally in the final minutes, giving us a 4-3 victory. I ' .o-ton College was next on the schedule. It seems that only men whose names begin with " Mc " or " O ' " are allowed to play there. Like all Irishmen, they were good sports, and their well-earned 7-3 victory brought only plaudits from the Army stands. Amherst followed Boston, and put up an excellent game in spite of the fact that they had just started their season. It was only a spirited rally in the final period which gave us a 4-2 victory. Because several feet of snow were packed on Stuart Rink, the game with Boston I ' , was played at Bear .Mountain. The Boston squad was almost intact from last year, and carried off a 3-0 victory after three hard fought periods. Gregorie ' s playing was best for Boston. The Massachusetts Aggie game was so delayed by snow iti the Rink that only two periods could he played. A Garrison finish late in the second period netted the isiti ,rs 2 goals and a merited 2-1 victory. Syracuse came down on February 13, with one of the best teams seen here this year. It contained no individual stars, but its teamwork was almost incapable of improve- ment, especially defensively. They won by a 4-1 margin. Middlehury followed Syracuse, in a game which was moved up from January 20th. The ice was very poor and fast play was impossible. A goal by Heidner in the first minute of play gave us a 1-0 victory. The final game of the season was with Williams, one of the best of the college teams, defeated only by Dart- mouth. The purple clad skaters were all of the star variety, but they met a Tartar in our gang that day. After a furiously contested game, they managed to gain a 3-0 margin, but only seemingly impossible stops by Chapman, their goalie, caused the shutout. On account of the unfortunate death of a member of the Royal Military College team, the annual game with the Canadians was cancelled. This game has become the " Navy Game " of the hockey squad, and its can- cellation was indeed regretted. The team suffers heavily by graduation. Baird, Scheiffler, Heidner and Maude being first classmen. Lewis has been elected captain for next year, and he. with Daly and Moscatelli. will form the nucleus of next year ' s team. Hockey is becoming more and more popular as a sport, and we all wish the team a successful season next year. THERE is an ex- hili ration to the game of Polo that per- haps no other sport can produce. The mad- dening gallop, riding off your opponent, the smack of a well hit ball, all go to produce the thrill, that is doubtless comparable to one of the knightly tilts in Ye Okie Eng- land. When the fun of Polo serves to pull a star man like Sims from the Engineers to Cavalry, it is no long- er deniable that the game is worthy of praise. If for the sake of being merely a scrub on the squad, yearlings and second classmen work, yes drudge, day after day, on the " cheval de bois, " it is apparent that Polo has an inde- scribable charm for all who come within its sphere of influence. Therefore, it is not surprising that a tremendous interest is being taken in Polo, as one of the Corps athletic activities. Formerly, (it was said), to be able to play Polo, it was necessary to have a bona fide Colonel of Cavalry as a paternal ancestor. Now, extreme enthusiasm and real abil- MAJOE HOLDERNESS, Co have triumphed over " inherent " capa- bilities, and merit alone serves to select the Army poloists. Chief among our mallet swinging riders is Johnson, H. W. He played some polo be- fore entering the Academy, and he has certainly played some polo since. So ably has he performed that he was elected captain of the team. He plays back (No. 3). and lucky is the opposing trio that makes the red flag wave behind our goal when Johnny is playing. Close behind the captain, (in order of height), stand Hawkins, Sims, Murphy, and Van Meter. " Van " has been the nearly-regular No. 1, though Murphy has been pushing him hard for a permanent berth at the forward position. Both of them are excellent riders, and accurate hitters. Hawkins, from an old polo and cavalry family, has lived up to the family name in all respects. He has played regularly (despite excellent com- petition from Sims, the player-manager), at No. 2, and has handled this pivot position very success- fully. Competition lias been keen between Haw- kins and Sims for No. 2, and Van Meter and Murphy for No. 1. All of them are exeellent players and deserve nothing but praise for their work. It has been said by the officers on the post. that this year ' s team is the best Cadet Team in years. This faet can be contributed to General Stewart and Major Holderness for two reasons. The first is that they have instituted a new system whereby Yearlings and Second Classmen are permitted and encouraged to play polo, instead of having to wait until they are 1st Classmen, as was formerly the ease. Two minor outside games were arranged this year for the Second Classmen, furnishing them some real experience against foreign oppon- ents. Among the Second Classmen, who have shown up well are Butler, (next year ' s manager). Aloe. Griffith and Schwab. The second reason for the team ' s capability is the excellent guidance of Major Holderness. He has a complete knowledge of all the fine points of the game, and has the knack of being able to transmit, in detail, this knowledge to the team. Ably assisted by Captains Cole, Caperton and DeWitt and Lieutenant Mew- shaw. he has rounded into shape a team that has won all but two of its games, (these two defeats being such only by very narrow margins). Hopes are high among the five First Classmen, with res- pect to the Intercollegiates that are held at the Westchester Biltmore Country Club on June 19-26. A glance at the season ' s record reveals nine games won and two lost. Most of the games were won by overwhelming scores, whereas, the defeats by Yale and Harvard were by very close scores. Hawkins, high scorer for the season, broke out of the hospital just to get in the Vale game, and was unable to play at all in the Harvard game. We might have lost had be been in complete trim, but the faet remains that he was not. If the team ' s improvement continues, it is expected that these two defeats will be eradicated when Lieutenants, (if you please), Johnson, Hawkins, Sims, Murphy and Van Meter trot out on t h e Intercollegiate Field just after June 12th. SEASON ' S RESULTS Squadron A, 3. 101st Cavalrv, 10. New York Athletic Club. 1. New York Athletic Club, 7. 2nd City Troop of Philadelphia, 2. Governor ' s Island, 2. 103rd Field Artillery, 3. Ramapo Valley Polo Club, 0. Ramapo Valley Polo Club. 1 . Yale, 14. Harvard, 13. Army 13 Army 12 Army 11 Armv 13 Armv Ifi Armv 18 Armv 20 Armv 17 Armv s Armv 12 Armv 8 .-. hundred forty-seven Page two hundred fort; IN the days of old, when some of the older gratis were Kaydets, the Army w a S unbeatable in fencing. The Army swordsmen literally eut their way through all opposition, winning every meet, all places in tin- Intercollcgiatcs, and every other fencing honor in sight. Other colleges accepted tin Army as superior in this respect without pro- test, probably figuring that an Army officer ought to excel in the use of the tools of his business. Things have changed somewhat since those days of our fencing monoply, until now our season is no more successful than that of any ordinary college. Just why such is the case is purely a matter of con- jecture, but it is probably because of the greater interest being shown in other sports by all the cadets, thus lessening the number of men com- peting for the fencing team. In the old days when General Pershing was a cadet, a tremendous interest was displayed in all forms of fencing by almost every m a n in the Corps. It is said that some time after General Pershing graduated, he was called up to see Mr. Roosevelt for some reason or other. Young " Black Jack " had heard that Mr. Roosevelt was very fond of fencing, and that he was especially adept at a particular phase of the sport, so the general dili- gently " boned up " the President ' s pet tricks and, at their interview, when Roosevelt suggested a round of fencing. Pershing agreed. He completely surprised and overwhelmed the Colonel by meet- ing his every rally, and foiling his every trick. This incident alone was no doubt a very great fac- tor in cementing the friendship that existed be- tween this Colonel of Rough Riders and General Pershing. The impression must not be gained here that we are discounting the work of our present fencing squad. They are all very hard workers, and are excellent fencers. It is very likely that present tition is much more active and vigorous than it u s e d to be. and more col- a r e taking up fencing as time goes on. Even Wellcslev and other " female " in- stitutions are becoming (yes. very becoming) interested in the sport. So it has ' eased to be simply a soldierly ac- complishment, but has b r a n c h e d out and grown enormously in popularity. 1 dcr in any fencing cir- cle in which he may find himself. He is, in addition to being captain of t h e team with all of its leader- ship requirements, the star sabre " wielder " on the squad. He has been unfortunate this year in that he has been able to take part in only half of our meets. For two of the meets he was in tin- hospital, a n d two of the colleges that we fenced had no sabre teams at all. Thus " Dick " has been de- prived of a lot of val- uable experience. The other men on the squad who have lunged and parried with much success are Smith, C. R., Munson, F. P.. Osborne, Harris, S. R., Doyle and Ford, H. 1 ' . Smith is Mayo ' s partner on the sabre team. The two of them, with Bixcl and Glasgow as likely subs, have constituted our sabre entries throughout the year. The foil team is composed of Munson, Harris and Osborne. These three men have, had their ups and downs during the season, but have steadily improved under stress of competition, local and foreign. Munson is probably our best foil bet for the Intercollegiates, hut, at the time of writing, it appears that the Fngineering department has foil- ed him. so he will probably draw a stay-back when the team leaves for New York. Doyle and Ford are our regular duellists. Ford especially having given good account of himself during the year. In addition to Bixel and Glasgow are Breckin- ridge. Zeller, Hinrichs and Olds, who have done real well. A glance at the sea- son ' s results so far will indicate that winning meets has not been our chief occupation. How- ever, the team has ap- parently j u s t struck its stride and, like a lorse that h a s been running under a n, is now ready to push out ahead of the field and come across the finishi ng » hundred CAVANAUGH FROM the standpoint of actual enjoyment of a sport, boxing leads most all of them, in the opinion of the Corps. There is that thrill of an actual man-to-man en- counter to a ring bout that appeals. This is not a ten- dency that parallels the love of Nero and his contempora- ries for t h e battles in the arena, but is rather a legiti- mate respect and admiration for two men that go inside the ropes and match skill, strength and cunning against those same qualities in a prac- tically unknown opponent. It is not only the hard wal- lops, it is the exchange of blows, the dodging, the quick thinking, the rushing in and retreating — in short, the real finesse of the sport that is so appealing. Mr. Cavanaugh, aided materially by Lieutenant Cranston, has built up a team that is one of the most successful of all Army teams. Indicative of the team ' s real ability is its record for the past two years, during which time only one meet lias been lost. This was lost to Toronto this year, 1 to 3, principally because we had no real heavyweight entry. In order to meet our Canadian opponents in this entry, we m o v e d up our last four men one file, standing m o r e t h a n a chance to 1 o s e four bouts instead of j u S t one. lint, we a r e more than satisfied with the work of our " leather pushers. " Fight- ing at all times a clean, fierce, g e n t 1 email 1 y fight, they have conducted them- selves in a man- ner that is at o n C e a credit and an honor to DcSHAZO, Manager the Academy. 1 GRIZZARD. The team was handicapped all through the year by being deprived of the services of Grizzard, the captain. He did not get to fight in a single meet, because of sickness and a slight incapacity brought on by his dickerings with the Academic department, notably Engineering. However. " Grizz " lent his counsel and presence to the squad all year, helping out whenever it was possible. The outstanding boxer of the year was Watlington. the Colorado gentleman from " A " Co.. and vice versa. He not only never lost a bout, or even came near losing one, but he scored four knockouts ere the schedule was completed. He has a very long reach and uses it to keep the other man at a respectable distance. His footwork is excellent, enabling him to use his reach to the best advan- tage. He carries a powerful wallop around with him, and, (the discussion being about boxing), that of course, helps him a trifle. Above all. he has a head on his shoulders, and feels no hesitation at all about using it for other things than as a target for his opponent ' s punches. Other men who were particularly good are Frit- z c h e . Beattie and Lovell. The first two did not lose a bout during tin- year. and Lovell lost only one. This defeat w a s in the Toronto meet, when he was boxing one e 1 a s s heavier than his weight called for. He a n d Fritzche scored three K. O. ' s, and Beat- tie two. during the season. All the men on the squad improved t remen dously as meet follow- ed meet. Most of tin in were " subs " last year and lacked ring ex- perience at the beginning of this season. How- ever, it did not take very long to make their blows come harder, their feints more subtle, and their strength more lasting. The opening meet of the season was held on January 1(5 with N. Y. U., after only about two weeks of training. All of the bouts except the last one. (in which Elias was knocked out by Lassman, an extremely clever boxer), were very close, show- ing that the men were hardly in their trim so early in the season. We managed to win, 4 to 2. The next ring encounter, (not considering a miniature engagement or so by some of our love sick brethren), was with Toronto U., in which we were defeated t to :!. Watlington was matched against the Canadian ace, veteran of many battles, including some Olympic work. " Wat " cooly set out to win the bout by outpointing the Canadian without giving him a chance to use his much herald- ed knockout smashes. The result was that " Wat ' " was the decisive winner over the experienced vete- ran. V. M. I. was next met. The sting of defeat by the Toronto team was still felt, and all men were anxious to avenge it if possible. It was possible, V. M. I. coming out on the short end of a 5-2 score. Excepting the heavyweight and the 11 classes, the team at this stage of the season seemed to be past the experimental stage, being well able to more than cope evenly with any team on the schedule. The last three meets against Syracuse, Wash- ington and Lee, and Penn State were won decisive- ly. Against Syracuse the team did not lose a single bout, winning four out of the seven via the knock- out route. The most even bout of the Syracuse affair was the one between Bcattie and Cordasea. Their styles wen similiar. and both were aggres sivc. Beattie was in a little better condition, enabling him to outpoint his opponent in the second and third rounds. The features of the Washington and Lee meet were the decisive victories (both K.O. ' s) scored by Watlington and Fritzche. These same two boxers featured in tin- victory over Penn State, also. In addition. Ilornisher avenged his defeat at Prim State " niits " last year. The victory over Penn State ended the season. With the team intact for next year, it is expected that many completely successful m e e t s will be fought, under the direction of Mr. Cavanaugh and Lovell. the new Captain. Page two hundred fifty-i pfsyfc . m WRESTLING F. AND M 12 VALE 8 i TORONTO ' , V. M. 1 9 U. OF PENN 18 SPRINGFIELD ....12 PRINCETON Id COLUMBIA 9 ARMY. ..11 ARMY.. ..21 KMV.. . .21 ARMY. ..12 ARMY. ..13 RMY.. .. 9 ARMY.. ..12 RMY.. ..10 Yi IUNG, Capta FOLLOWING M r . Jenkins ' instructions, t h e wrestling squad " stepped behind their op- ponents in one count " , and came out on top with a successful sea- son. Five of the eight meets were won, giving the Army a balance of two on the credit side of the ledger. The idea that a team must win every game, or every meet, during the year in order to show it ' s face when out amongst strangers is en- tirely erroneous. All that we ask of the members of an Army team 1 Hi ' m JENKINS, Coach commendation, without losing a is that they let t h e visiting ag- gregation know that they have gone through a real fight. Of course, it is not intended to dis- count the value of a victory, for a hundred per cent season w o u 1 d be very fine. But. t li ■ score of tin- game is not all that counts, by a n y means. Just at this point it might be e x ]) c d ient to mention several pleasing features Jt L. t__ j " 09 i, Ljf n kvfr f5ti ' •r ' . fcT I ' .l (WEN, Manager of the season. Yale, probably our greatest athletic arch-enemy, (next to Navy of course), was severely trounced 21 to 8. Co- lumbia, victor over us in both football and basketball, was van- quished 10 to 9. V. M. I., often quite a bug-bear to our wrestling team, was humbled 12 to 9. There were several individual incidents that are also worthy of Selby went through the season single match. ( It might be added that he has yet to lose a bout dur- ■■( ing the entire time in which he has been wrest- ling. We are very proud of the record which he has made). " Bosco " Schmidt, the new captain, lost o n 1 y o n e bout. This was to M e i s 1 a h n o f Princeton. In most all of his )ther encounters. ' Bosco ' ' threw his man without much trouble. On two or three occasions he was o u tweighed some fifty pounds Ml -.il Ml Tage two hundred fifty-twc or so. but thought no more of throw- ing a two hundred and forty pounder than he would of p ii t t i 11 g W a I t Young ' s shoulders to the mat. The work of Hammack and Gartl ey was also very pleasing. While neither of them was in all of the limits, each put up splendid exhibi- tions while he was in. I n t he Yale match, Gartley threw his man in the uncommonly short time of two minutes and thirty seconds. Hammack ' s feature bouts were against Sesit, star wrestler of Columbia (no decision), and Wright of Toronto (a fall for Hammack in six minutes). The work of Captain Young was, as usual, very good indeed. Although he lost a bout or two, he never lost one by a fall, despite having met several opponents who outweighed him quite a bit. " Walt " was a hard working, energetic, capable leader. He was a great help to Mr. Jenkins and Lieutenant Schlenker in smoothing out the rough spots en- countered during the year. Much credit is due him for the part that he played, both as a leader and a participator, in what was probably the hardest wrestling schedule ever attempted by the Army. Franklin and Marshall were our first opponents of the year. Four new wrestlers were in the Army lineup, and their lack of experience caused us to " fall " for our opponent ' s tactics. 12 to 11. Ham- mack, in the 175-pound class, secured our only fall. The meet was won as a result of that last lout, Schermacker losing by a referee ' s decision at the end of the s e c o n d extra period. The next three units against Yale, Toronto, V. M. I. were all captured very handily by the Army wrestlers, the Yale meet. Hammack lost, after six minutes of beautiful wrestling, to Russell, Yale captain and inter- Jfiate champion the l 7 5-pound By way of getting little football reve Schmidt threw Al- len, Yale fullback, in about five min- utes. The Canadian meet was enjoyed very much, not onl won very handily, it also because it is always a pleas- are for any of our teams to meet the Canadians in any sport at all. They are always either good losers or in- offensive winners, never failing to make friends with their Army opponents after the battle has been waged. The V. M. I. bout was very fiercely, but evenly, fought. Neither side registered a fall, while three bouts went to extra periods. We finally managed to win 12 to 9. Penn and Springfield next forced us to bow before their superiority, on the I . ' Jth and 20th of February. Pennsylvania specialized on the double wristlock, and by an efficient use of this " holt, " gained a well earned victory. Army seemed un- able to cope at all with the wristlock. The Spring- field meet was extremely well fought, three bouts going to extra periods. No falls were made, Springfield winning the meet by a margin of one time-advantage bout. Army apparently hit her real stride in her last two meets with Princeton and Columbia. Each of these meets was extremely close. Army winning by 2 and 1 points respectively. Gartley ' s fast and furious bout with Good was the feature of the Princeton meet. Selby and Rose were responsible for the victory over Columbia. Each regis- tered falls against their opponents, while the best that the Morningside Heigh t s delegation could do was to draw twice and win three time-advan- tage engagements. This last meet closed the season. It is our ic that ' 27 proves to a repetition of this year ' s ietories. with a reversal of this year ' s defeats. hundred fifty-tbr SWIMMING LOOKED at from all angles, the swimming season was successfully com- pleted. The schedule was the hardest one ever attempted by a West Point Swimming ' Squad, and no one even entertained a hope that we would be able to win from such teams as Rutgers, Dartmouth and Penn- sylvania. The mission of the team and the coaches was this: make as good a showing as possible against all teams, training the men on the squad so that a record team might result within the next year or two. This mission was carried out to the fullest extent. Im- provement was consistent and noticeable. Prospects for seven victories out of eight meets, with a chance for a completely successful season are now en- tertained for next vear. CAPT. KL,LK.)TT Nill. He has developed fairly good swimmers into excellent ones and brought out latent tendencies in veritable " walri. " Mr. Nill is acquainted, to the last degree, with all the fundamentals as well as the niceties of the swimming game. He has adapted himself won- derfully into the West Point system of atldetics and athletic training. The team and the Academy realize Mr. Nill ' s worth and appreciate greatly his efforts. Ably assisting and co- operating with Mr. Nill is Capt. Johnson. There is no d COACH NIIA graduate of West Point who takes a keener interest in Corps affairs than he does. He is still a " graduated cadet " and enters into all activities here with all that lie has, whether it be discussing the Navy game in Spanish, or cussing the swimming team in English. Mr. Nill is fortunate in having Capt. Johnson as a co- instructor. Page two hundred fifty-four II I V Pi i Johnny l- ' .ll i«.tt. the captain of the team, set his team mates a wonderful example. Hard working and conscientious, he was at once the swimmer an the leader. To slmw just what sort of stuff Johnny is made of, he was operated on for a had ease of appendicitis late in November. He was in the hospital for weeks, but, on finally recovering, started swimming again and smashed the breast stroke record in his second meet of the season on February l- ' ith. Brady was the outstanding star of the team. making a total of 15 points in 7 meets. Three times during the season lie broke the Academy record for the 110, and was one of the mem of the relay team which established a new time of 1:47-1 5 in the last meet of the season. The 200-yard breast stroke record was twice broken during the year. Jimmy Krueger preceding Elliott by one week in turning ' the trick. Krueger, with Howard, the newly elected captain), ' ' mil Raymond, were tin ' other members of the record making relay team. Tile work of Charlie Allan in diving was es- pecially praiseworthy. In the eight meets participated in during the year, he took six first places, one second and one tie for second. This is especially remarkable when he competed against such men as Repp of Penn., Blew of Syracuse, and Michael and Bruguiere of Dartmouth. The season, from the standpoint of games won and lost, ended fifty per cent successfully. X. Y. I ' .. Syracuse, Lehigh and Weslcyan were defeated, while we were forced to yield before Penn., Rutgers, Columbia and Dartmouth. The Co- lumbia meet, at New York, was lost by a margin of only two points. It was in this meet that Elliott broke the 200-yard breast stroke record. Brady ' s work in the hundred was also a feature. This encounter with Columbia was the only away -from -home con- li ' " Mil, Manager teat during the year, On the following week Lehigh was beaten, to to 22. El- liott in the breast stroke, Brady in tie 140, and Finlay in the 150-yard back stroke featured. Finlay set a new record of 2:06- The last meet of the year was on March (i with Weslcyan. Very little trouble was experienced in winning from them 1-0 to 22. This meet was the occasion of the establishment of the new relay record. In addition to the men already mentioned, much credit should be given to all the men on the squad for their untiring efforts and good co-operation during the entire year. Reeder, Van Natta, O ' Keefc and Dwyre especially did excellent work. Minor sport A ' s were awarded to Brady, Krueger, Van Natta and Allan. Four men are lost by- graduation, but. due to Mr. Nill ' s training for the future, this should not prevent 1927 from being a banner year. SWIMMING SCHEDULE Army. 17 X. Y. U..... 15 Army. 2 1 L " . of Penn. 11 Army. 2 1 Rutgers 11 Army, 34 Syracuse 28 Army, 30 Columbia 32 Army. M Lehigh 22 Army. 1 5 Dartmouth 17 Army. 10 Weslcyan 22 CAPT. JOHNSON • ra K e two hundred till INDOOR MEET WINNERS as l 4 t l m m t i I 33 « Page two hundred fifty-: Page two hundred fifty l ' age two hundred fifty-eight Page two hundred sixty HF Kpt rd Si j_ KRUEGER LISTON REEDER HAMMACK liHIH. l jlSteBK3 r Ired sixty- o hundred sixty-t Page two hundred sixty-three I ' agi i w • hundi •. I C)l?e Omlefttr gjnwtg • uJlje Initrit States HUitary Arabcnui 7 J R € S £ N T S Table Top Revue if - Musical Revue in Two Acts m J PRODUCED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF H. N. TOFTOY and E. R. HEIBERG Music by M. D. Masters, F. E. Howard, and J. R. Wheaton assisted by Lieut. Egner Dances arranged by E. R. Heiberg, H. P. Ford, and R. C. Ross assisted by Mrs. W. H. Jones V ACT I PROLOGUE Any Kaydet Any Night The Kaydet M. S. Johnson The curtain rises, disclosing a Kaydet room. The sole occupant is busy theoretically studying— actually thinking, like every other kaydet. of Her. He stretches, yawns, and, as the stage darkens, plunges off into dreams once more. SCENE I The Spirit of Table To]) Land Pierrot Luebbermann The scene is the same, but the proportions of the whole thing have c li a n g e d mirac- ulously. The table top now occupies the whole stage ; a Brobdingnagian match box near the center, In-side it an asli tray vaguely reminiscent of the fountains of Versailles when the water is not playing (not that we have been any nearer Paris than Skowhegan, Maine ). The left side of the stage is dominated by a pair of shoes, either of which w o u 1 d have caused the old woman who lived in a shoe to remark that it was entirely too large a house to heat. The feet and legs at- tached to them disappear on the left side of the stage. On the opposite side of the stage Pierrot Uncle Ton and Simon Legree is a row of books. Engineering. Hudson ' s Manual, Tschappet ' s Ordnance and Gunnery, all of the dear (?) old familiar textbooks which bring joy to the First Classman ' s days. They are of titantic dimensions ; the Ordnance and Gunnery reaches nearly to the roof, and one wonders if its incom- prehensibility has increased in proportion to its size. On to this magnifying glass frame tiptoes Pierrot, searching as do all Pierrots — and some of us whose names are just plain Harold or Donald or Richard — for his Pierrette. The reason for his quest, he explains, as even you or I, by the little song, " I Want a Little Loving. " When he comes to the lines: " Something tells me somehow. It ain ' t going to be long now Cause I want a little love. love, loving, That ' s all. " the kaydet part of the audience commences to sit up and take notice. The Eirst Classman who is going on leave next Saturday cheers silently — if it is possible to do such a thing. The first Classman who is U in Engineering and the Yearl- ing who is so fortunate as to be able to draw a vivid picture of June 12th. and yet not envision August 28th at all, smile hope- Iri d sixtj fully; the Second Classman and the more fore- sighted Yearling groan skeptically, while the Plebe refuses to become even excited. Pierrot finds the object of his search, all in pantomine of course, hut Pierrette, since this isn ' t Saturday night in Table Top Land, has to work in tin- office the next day and has to go to bed early, so he bids her farewell to the rather haunting air of " Nighty Night. " Since he can ' t have a date with his feinuie. Pierrot turns to other fields of endeavor, and, aftei a little investigation, draws a telegraph-pole match from the box. After much effort he lights it, am 1 in the smoke of the ensuing explosion, disappear. ' , into the ash tray. SCENE II The Tumbling Onions from Bermuda Strong Men .... Harron, G. M. Allen. Lindsay The Maid Asnip Uncle Tom Poole Simon Legree W.L.Bel] T h i s was lulled a strong man act with a rich flavor all its own, and it certainly was all its ad anee noli c e s claimed it to be. (id Allen in a leopard skin w as a s i g h t to bring tears to the eyes. The s t r n g m e n t rotted gracefully o n t o the stage, bowed, and com- .1,1 Objects menced chalking their hands. After the; made a good thorough workmanlike job of this. Allen, whom we presume to lie Fried Onion, pro- ceeded to wrap an eye-bar around his neck. This he did to an accompaniment of groans, heaves of the chest, and obturating — pardon me, obtruding muscles. The effect was somewhat marred by the casual manner in which he unwrapped it after- wards. The tumbling Onions took time out while Uncle Tom and Simon Legree did the " Yes, massa. yo can kill me, hut I ' ll never use a neverstrop razor " act. The manner in which Simon threw poor innocent Uncle Tom around the stage was a caution to behold. However, the fact that Uncle Tom was wearing gymnasium shoes — singular apparel for an elderly slave- gave a clue, which would lead one to believe that all was rotten in the king dom of Denmark. The Onions returned to the stage in time to take t h e curtain calls a f t c r this interlude. That seemed to he their specialty regardless of what had been going on they were always willing to take the applause. The act was ended in a blaze of g] ory by Harron. probably t h c Raw Onion, who, amid tremendous exertions. I lifted unthinkable weights to unbelievable heights. Surely no other man in the world could give such a vertical ac- celeration to such hug weights. Even if you divided them by g. they would be a pretty large slug. After he had set them down, while the Onions were taking another hatch of curtain calls, t h e maid picked the weights up in one hand and walked off with them. Ap- parently, she was uneducated and didn ' t know how heavy they were. SCENE III The Midshipmen Heiberg, Hawthorne. Kyster, Grif- fing, J. W. Green, Gail- Romec breath. " Anchors Aweigh " introduces six very naval looking young midshipmen, each armed with a whisk broom, and all busily engaged in making themselves presentable — (we don ' t mean to in- sinuate that this is necessarily a difficult task for our friends in Crabtown). They did an eccentric dance while the orchestra played the waltz. " One. Two, Three. Four. " However, they were not counting up the field goals Ed Garbisch made at Baltimore two years ago. In passing we note that the uniforms came from Annapolis, and we are indebted to the midshipmen who kindlv loaned them to us. Th ' lie ( SCENE IV I )umbguard Guards (let M. S. Johns The Wooden Soldiers Chase. McCartney. Hooker, Moody, I). F. Walker. Alvcs. 1). C. Hawkins. A detachment from Napo- leon ' s army now paraded on the stage. By some strange inconsistency, though they had just stepped from the early Nineteenth Century, they were commanded by a c a d e t — he could he identified by the pajamas which he wore. The detachment proceeded to do an eccentric drill, which perform- ance was illuminated by equally eccentric lighting. The drill was very good. In fact we understand that the time that the lights were off it was practically perfect. The music for this dance was " The Wooden Luminaries, " a mar c h by Wheaton. ' 26, and seemed to he quite the catchiest music in the show . SCENE V Art Objects The Statues Hewitt, Heiser. Montgomery, Delany The Janitor - Sprague You ' ve seen the living statuary in the musical comedies, haven ' t you? Well, this scene was and Juliet a lumdn ,1 sixtj i ighl modeled- -we almost said muddled — upon thai idea. You remember the beau tiful twirls t h a t al ways pose for these statues? Of course we didn ' t have any yirls to pick from, so we selected our most girl isli hoys — Tiny Hewitt ' s sylphlik e form was a conspicuous feature oi the ensemble. Some of the finer outbursts wire entitled " Venus, " (she defied description), and " Washington Monument " — the equestrian part of the lust name being a saw horse. A particularly noble effect was attained in " The Dying Gaul, " which was completely orthodox except that a large bowl labeled " Apple Rice " had been included as the " causa mortis. " The scene ended with Pop, whose vest was adequately filled by Sprague, dusting off the statuary. SCENE VI Professor John Harvey Kane. 1$. S. The Professor Kane The stage now took on an academic flavor as the Professor gave his famous illustrated lecture on the Knob family. Door Knob, and Hob Knob. The Professor used a billiard cue to point out features of interest on the slides he showed, and chalked his tip profusely at every opportunity. Howard and Curran The aforementioned slides seemed too slightly incoherent in t heir re- lation to each other; hut we will all remember the Professor ' s " Forest in Switzerland. It may be of interest to note that this pointer w a s made from one of those limbs. " Twice this slide reap- peared with a single other slide sandwiched in be- tween appearances, and twice Professor rallied to Act 1 I, Scene V the cause with his " Forest in Switzerland. It may be of interest to note that this pointer was made from one of those limbs. " The third time, he attempted to outguess his operator; and as he repeated the formula, before our eyes flashed on the screen a picture of a ballet danseuse. This caused the meaning to lose its pristine dignity, and the Professor retired in disgust. SCENE VII Just June Bugs Romeo Parker Juliet ___L_. __ F. H. Smith, Jr. Minstrels Miller, Elliott Chorus Calhoun, Poguc. Hutton. W. H. Mills. Wood. Thorpe. Singers Wheaton. M. L. Skinner, Halverson, W. M. Richardson. J. C. Elliott. Bixel, Strayer, I,. Jones, Sommerville. Daly, Jteeder, Henderson, and Kane Curbstone Carolers ==s S s P H g hundred sixty-nine The closing scene was an extract from life else- where. Romeo serenaded Juliet with " Mandy Lee " in a manner which would cause any fair young damsel in the audience to weep because she could not trade places with the .Juliet. Romeo was assisted by an offstage chorus in which it is rumored that Capt. Moses helped out. Some really beautiful cloud effects were achieved background during this scene. EPILOGUE Same Kaydet — Same Night The same Kaydet — M. S. Johnson The Table Top has shrunk to its normal dimen- sions. The gay fantasies of dreamland no longer dance across the stage. In their place is only a cold dismal barracks, and a strong probability that the Hell Cats will be on time for reveille tomorrow morning. I wonder what She ' s doing. ( By the Army Serenaders) The Players Under Direction of M. D. Masters Piano DeKaye Xylophone ... G. M. Allen Saxophones Masters, V. B. Barnes, McArthur Banj o Point Trumpet Babb Bass Horn Steiner Violins Conroy. Cone Traps Bain Specialties Bones ... P. J. Wells Charleston Steinei Singing Parker The second act com- menced with a stage, like a midwinter reveille, dimly lighted. The first scene w a s entirely oted to music, and to the allied art (Oh! Shades of Chopin ! ). the Charleston. The Orchestra looked quite night-clubby in their d i n n e r coats, but we wonder where they got the trou. Their playing was marked by t h e smoothness and precision of the professional or- chestra, and of the seven Page two hundred seventj numbers which they performed four were original For specialties Wells clicked a wicked pair of bones, and Steiner was a sight to behold, doin g the Charleston with his monstrous brass horn wrapped around him. Girls Act II. Scene V first, " I thought that was only the Florida boom. " After several futile attempts to send the life blood coursing through the veins of their steed, one suggested, " Let ' s put whiskers on it. " " Now why? " " To make it look like a Lincoln. " SCENE III The Home Beautiful The Chatelaine G. B. Henderson The Interior Decorator _ Kane Paper Hangers Reeder. Daly The curtain disclosed a scene of domestic tran- quillity. The Yictrola in the corner, the " Fitt- ineiits " It a ng i n g from the ceiling, the Sears Roebuck catalog on the Itahlt showed t h a t al was well in this little haven of But, like a d a r k thundercloud in a ue sky, the villian ap- lars a n d insidiously attempts to sell the beau- tiful mistress of the I OJTM mansion some wall paper. ' it 1 W ' ' ' sea ' ;s himself on the divan Inside her and is in J danger of coming in too close quarters, hut the Blunder Bm sale of wall paper is • nty-.n ? consummated in the nick of time and the villain is foiled. He then engages in a spirited telephone con- versation with his assistants, which includes such ins as " Bring three rolls of R.J 515. " " Set your watches, " and " Move out. " The two paper hangers put in their appearance, red-shirted, with villainous pipes in their mouths, and union cards in their pockets. They proceed to hang an assortment of wall paper that resembles a cubist painting. The lady returns, takes one look, folds up her tired arms, and lapses in a long, deep sleep. For all we know she is laying there yet — she was tin- last we saw. The decorator returns, takes in all the havoc with a hard look from his glass eye. draws a gun and commences shooting at the paper hangers who disappear behind the davenport. After a couple of shots he suspends firing, grasps the phone and in a firm voice demands into the transmitter. " Mark that last shot on seven. " Let us draw the curtain, gentle reader. SCENE IV Singers As in Scene 7, Act 1 Policeman Heiser This was a series of unaccompanied selections by our own " dectette. " Their work was very good especially in last year ' s favorite. " Pass in Revue. " Selections: I. For She Is the Pride of My Heart . ' . Yes Sir, That ' s My Baby . ' }. l ' emmes k Blues 5. Pass In Revue SCENE V Club Blunder Bus Part I. Exterior Corporal Brown. Cav. Det., U. S. M. A Howard Proprietor Van Sycle Our own Bus Howard, blackface, now appeared and was engaged by the proprietor to divert his patrons. Part II. Interior Eccentric Dance _ Heiberg, Kyster Singing Entertainer Howard Count Ivanseivar H. F. Moarn The Singer McXamee Somebody ' s Old Man L. A. Vincent Artist ' s Musicale Soimnerville. C. B. Brown Apaches Gross and Calhoun Dancing Waiters Hawthorne. Griffins Charleston Bobby R. C, Ross The Chorus Girls: Calhoun, Lowe. Wood. Keller, Thorpe, Curran; Men: McNanghton, Swindle- hurst. B. B. Richardson, Landon. Wiley. Broadway. The Roaring Forties — All w e r e brought back to us by the interior of the night club. A diminutive dance floor, a kaydet on week- end leave, all the features of a Broadway night club were incorporated. The program opened with a clog dance by Heiberg and Kyster. resplendent in pink shirts and brown derbies. They were followed by Howard, who favored us with, " Deadbeating Mama. " accompanying himself with an illuminated banjo. Count Ivanseivar came now with a Russian Dance. This dance, done in costume, was one of the best things in the show. The entertainment now became general, but was presently interrupted by two artists — and such artists — one a pianistic hair restorer, the other a violinist of international repute (wanted by every sheriff in Europe). They proceeded to do some touching work — whenever they could agree as to the key in which they were playing a number. Personally, we thought this the most amusing act in the show. Gross next threw Calhoun around the stage in an Apache dance, well performed and desperate. After this the waiters proceeded to strut their stuff in reckless disregard of praise, glasses, and the high cost of breakage slips in the mess hall. It is believed that there was a string somewhere. The closing number was a Charleston by Ross and chorus. Our own dashing girls and lounge lizards furnished a background to Charleston Bobby who easily out-Charlestoned all Charles toners. To get together such a performance as this, all sorts of efforts are necessary that never appeal on the program. The Dialectic Society wishes to express its in debtedness again to Major Bowley. to Major Lauback, and to all the others who helped maki the show a success — not forgetting the humble bu essential stage hands. Capt. Moses succeeds Major Bowley as Ad- visory Officer next year. And we of the Corps are indebted to Toftoy and to all those who worked with him for the verj enjoyable entertainment they u;ave us. Page two hundred seventy -three IN history there have been in a n y examples of meteoric rises. The Japanese Empire arose from semi-barbarity to a sound civilization almost overnight; Centre College, with its enrollment of some 350 students. became famous when " Bo " McMillan ran 30 yards through the Harvard team for a 6-0 victory. The Army Lacrosse team, from absolute non- existence in 1919, has become a national menace to any college with inter- collegiate lacrosse aspirations. The 1925 season was no exception to the above statement. The brain: of lacrosse put up by the Army team throughout the season was the finest yet seen at the Academy. Shiftiness, elusivcncss, strength, endurance and head work were only a few of the team ' s many attributes. Fraser captained the team with the wisdom and generalship of the veteran that he was. Too much cannot he said of his tireless efforts in keeping the squad and team always on the jump; and at the same time playing AU-Ameriean lacrosse at eoverpoint. As a matter of fact, our entire defense was just about 100 per cent. Fraser Daly. M. F.j Westphalingcr, Tibbets. Trapnell, and. of course, Horner, all did their part toward cutting down the opponents ' score. When you con- sider that the average in goals per game, made against this defensive com- bination, was Less than two, you are beginning to have an idea of what a real defense is. If General Lee had had such a repelling ability. Grant would have been " fighting it out along these lines " yet. The work of the offense was, by no means, overshadowed by that of the defense. Yeomans, Wilson. Gillmore, Baxter, are names that have featured as prominently under the column headed " touchdowns " as under that labeled " goals. " Add to these the names of l ' rudhomme. " the most elusive man on the team " and Meyer the in-home, and you have our point-getters. These men played the ball from whistle to whistle. Of course Gillmore occasionally rested a minute or two for over-zealousness (referee ' s advice, because football and lacrosse are so easy to get confused in one ' s mind). However, most of the Page two hundred seventy-five PRUDHOMME time, all men were at their posts and on their marks. As statistics show, the attack averaged 6 1-2 goals per game during the season. The season ' s first game was with Swarthmore, Baxter ' s old Alma Mater. The game was hardly six minutes old before Wilson, Baxter, Yeomans and Prudhomme had scored. The going was rather easy for the Army, al- though Swarthmore did fight well, rallying very effectively at the begin- ning of the second half. Army won 6 " to 1. Hobart College was next treated to a big round zero. This was the conditioning game for the Syracuse match, three days later. The team did not " put out " particularly hard, the game ending 3 to in our favor. Then came Syracuse. Their well formed attack swept down the field time after time, only to be dashed to pieces against the Army defense. The Syracuse defense tried manfully to stop the Army attack, but they could not do it. Syracuse, " the champion inter-collegiate lacrosse team of the world ' ' and winner of twenty straight games, was humbled 5 to 1. The entire Army team starred in this contest; every man was at his best, and they just couldn ' t be stopped. The fourth straight victory was registered against Colgate. They could certainly brush it up, especially on the defense; the first half ending only 1 to in our favor. Their defense finally gave way, however, and Army triumphed 6 to 0. The University of Pennsylvania was our next opponent. They had a good team, especially their out-home, Goldberg, and the goal-keeper. Their offensive, formed by bunching up in front of the goal and shooting through the crowd was unique, and to a measure, successful. Nevertheless, by ordi- nary lacrosse we won out. 8 to 14. The last game before the Navy contest was with Penn State. In this game, Wilson, anxious to show his former team-mates how lacrosse should be played, gave a wonderful exhibition of footwork, passing and shooting, lb began the attack that took the Army to its most overwhelming victory of the season. In addition, Baxter, Horner, Dean — in fact, every Army man starred in this 1 5 to 1 victory ' . All this leads up to the Navy game. If our record was clean, the Navy ' s was equally as clear of blemishes of defeat. The Service meet. then, was to be one between teams with perfect averages. Each team was eager to get at the other, not only because they were the Army and the Navy, but also because each wished to try his hand at a real, honest-to -goodness op- ponent. The Army was anxious to wipe out the sting of the previous sea- son ' s defeat. The Navy wished to extend her string of lacrosse victories to two-nothing. Tile name was played on Memorial Day. the site being Lawrence field. at Annapolis. A crowd of 5000. made up of the Middies and their June week drags and quite a number of West Point grads. saw the game. From beginning to end. tile contest was replete with real lacrosse. Body check ing was used freely by both sides. In fact, only a football game could have afforded the same man to man struggle that was seen throughout this game. Army got the ball on the initial draw only to lose it shortly afterwards. Then followed a period of very pretty lacrosse, only marred by fouls which % Igy sS sent Frasei and two Navy men out of the game for three minutes. After seventeen minutes of playing, Billings, taking Horner ' s stop shot, threw tin- hall by Jack, before he could recover. At the end of twenty one minutes. Wilson slipped one in. whieh tied the score. Sixty seconds Liter Vi regained the lead on a high shot whieh Horner lost. due. perhaps, to the glare of the sun. Yeomans and Prudhomme probably played the best la- crosse of their careers during this first period. Westphalinger ' s body check- ing and all around defensive work were both very pleasing. Army again took tin- hall on the opening play, as the 2nd half opened. They kept it most of the period, the Navy being dangerous only twice; once when they scored their third tally, and again when the Army de- fensive, in order to stave off another goal, had to pile up dee]) in front of Horner. This time they stopped the Navy attack only a few yards from the net. Westphalinger sprained his knee during the second half, hut did not stop playing. He well deserved Ids All-American berth. Prudhomme, taking the hall from " Hank. " after one of the latter ' s runs all the wax- down the field, scored Army ' s second goal about the middle of the period. After this, the game developed into a series of invasions of midshipman territory; tile attack, however, always found the Navy defense invulnerable. Despite the speedy work of Daly. Trapnell. Gillmore. and Fraser in getting tin ball down the field, the Army attack was unable to toss the sphere into the net. The game ended. Navy, 3, Army. 2; with each player realizing that he had been through the game. Either team might have won. The Navy was not certain of victory until the final whistle had blown. Fraser. Gillmore and Horner, in addition to Westphalinger, were picked as All- Americans. A general feature of the game was that, not once did the Army make a substitution. THE LINK UP Navy Position Army Gazze Goal Horner Taylor Point Fraser (Capt.) T.ind Cover point Westphalinger Day First defense Daly Williamson Second defense Tibbetts Bernet Third defense Trapnell I ' lippin Center Gillmore AlbertSOD Third attack Wilson Coleman Second attack Yeomans Hilling iCapt.) first attack Baxter Poore Out home Prudhomme Hull In home Meyer Substitutions: Navy: Craig for Hull; Carson for Albertson; Stolz Williamson. Scoring — Navy: Hilling (2); Hull. Army: Wilson, Prudhomme. - hundr ] ' .( h iTH, Manager ARMY 1 SYRACUSE i ARMY 3 N. Y. U. ... ... 6 ARMY 2 IX IV. OF PA. 7 ARMY 3 FORDHAM 6 ARMY 2 HOLY CROSS .... 5 ARMY 2 CATHOLIC U. ... 6 ARMY 3 GEORGET ' N U. 12 ARMY 7 NAVY 13 ARMY 11 7th REGIMENT i ' BASEBALL THE baseball seas th.it were, to sa} ison opened up with prospects our team gave promise of being a good one. Every- one was enthusiastic and energetic. Hans Lobert worked tirelessly in getting t ll e candidates in shape, picking the squad, and applying general baseball knowledge to the many men trying out for the team. It may be said, at this time, that, regardless of the season ' s record, all men con- nected with the squad worked hard during the whole season. No one " dead-lieated " ; everyone was on the job. Any defeat that came to us during the year, certainly did not come through a laek of hard work and ceaseless effort on the part of the team. Of course there was misplays. but even Hans Wanner used to make errors, now and then. Reedcr. in particular, is to he commended for his all around good playing throughout the season. Seventeen games were played; " Red " batted .340 for tlie year. He could always he counted on, be it a question of hitting, fielding or morale, and well deserved his election to the captaincy of the team of 1926. It is expected that the ' 26 season will he the most successful baseball year that the Army lias had since the cadet days of Captain Xeyland. Baird and Cobb were also two of the most im- portant men in the line -up. Baird was especially clever in waiting out a pitcher and finally getting a walk. Being lead- off man. this waiting ability was especially ad antageous. C o b b was one of o u r most consistent hitters. His a V e r a ix e was about .. ' $20. which is good in any circle, collegiate or professional. His consistency, however. came in his ability to hit in pinches. A play- BAIRD er is most valuable to a team when he is able to hit when hits mean runs. Schepps, playing his first year for Army, showed ii] well at short. He also led in batting with a .356 average. Our pitching staff was not as good as we would have liked to see it. Bliss. Bryan. Tullcy and Hoosma bore the brunt of the hurling. Of these four Bliss was probably the most effective. He was always cool, never for a moment forgetting that he was the master of ceremonies. Roosnia and Till ley also worked nicely. The Army was unfortunate in losing the serv- ices, for the entire season, of Ellinger, the captain. This was a severe loss, as " Ellie " had been counted on as being one of the team ' s mainstays. Even Wm Page two hundred scvenly-n though he could not play, he lent his pres- ence to the team and squad at a 1 1 times. helping Hans in his work o f getting the team in siiape. His position behind the hat was very ably filled by Soule. The latter, out for baseball for the first time, nives us an idea of how often good material lies dor- mant within the Corps just for lack of ex- ploitation. The opening game of the season was with Bowdoin. This was a very interesting 10-inning game which the Army finally managed to win by a score of five to four. This victory looked very promising, giving indications of a successful sea- son. Following the Bowdoin game, we met tin New York Giants, who were able to come out victorious. After our defeat by the Giants, we won four contests in a row; Manhattan, Amherst. Vermont and Swarthmore being victims to the blows from the Army bludgeons. Three of these first five victories were won after uphill fights, the team coming from behind in the late innings of the game. Com: Now comes the deplorable part of the season. During the five weeks between the Swarthmore game and the Navy game, no fewer than ten teams were met on the local field. Ten teams met. ten games played, ten contests lost. Why, you ask? We do not know. Perhaps they were all better. Perhaps our team was in a slump (certainly, it was). Perhaps this and perhaps that. Anyhow we lost, lost by scores varying from 3-0 (the Co- lumbia game) to 12-2 (the Lafayette game). The N. Y. U. game, with Torpe at the helm for the New York school, was one of our best defeats. Until the seventh, the game was anybody ' s; after that it was N. Y. U. ' s, by a final score of 6-3. Against Fordham, the Army led, 3 to until the latter part of the game, when Frisch ' s old Alma Mater came through with six runs, winning 6-3. There were two other games that were some- what out of the ordinary category. The one against the Giants which we have already mentioned, we lost, of course, by a score of 7-0. It is always quite a treat to wa tch these big-leaguers in action. Tin- favorite Giant in the eyes of the Cadets was Hank Gowdy, an ex-service man. The other miscella- neous game was with the 7th Regiment. We were fresh from our defeat at the hands of the Navy, and were, so to speak, out for blood. We beat the National Guard outfit 1 1 to 2 in a one-sided af- fair. The Army ' s efforts to make the season a success with a Navy victory were of no avail. The game, played on Monday after an inopportune rain on 90 hundred eight} Saturday, was ratlin- a hrctir affair. Seven pitch- era were used; tour by the Army, three by the Navy. Hits weri ' rather profuse. Arthur Miss, pitching tin first seven innings for Army, hurled fine ball. Given better support, he would have turned in a victory. Two runs in the 5th and four in the 7th were merely presented to the Navy, gratis, via misplays. Cobb ' s excellent hitting was another feature of the name. He failed to hit safely only once, and then O ' Neill, by a brilliant bare-handed catch, prevented Cobb ' s deserved 1000 per cent. Roosma ' s fielding was good, as was the work of Baird and Reeder in the infield. The Navy had all the reason in the world to win the game. Their defense was good, their hitting was timely, they were alert, as evidenced by their quick action on Army ' s misplays. Schwab and O ' Neill starred in the infield. Fenno and Leslie in the outfield. Meyers, who replaced .Tarrell in the 3rd, pitched good ball. The game, inning by inning, was as follows: First hniing: Navy — Ward walked, Leslie sac- rificed. Fenno knocked a homer to leep right center. Cooper flied out to Wood. Condr a sing- led to left, hut was later forced out at second. Schepps to Baird. 2 hits; -1 runs; errors. First Inning: Army — Baird walked and stole second. Roosina flied to Ward. Schepps fanned. ( ' ol)b singled, scoring Baird. Reeder struck out. 1 hit : 1 run ; errors. Second Inning: Navy — Schwab fanned. Haer- 1 in grounded, hut was safe on Schepps ' had throw. d a foul Jarrell pop] fly to Soule. Ward singled, Haerlih tak- ing third. Leslie flied to Baird. I hit; 1 run ; errors. S ceo n il Inning: Army— Be 1 I fanned. Wood walked. Soule forced Wood. Cooper to Condra. Bliss walk- ed, B a i r d . singling, scored Soule. Bliss was out at third, at- tempting to steal. I hit ; I run ; errors. Third Inning: Navy — Fenno flied to Roos- ina. Cooper walked. Condra flied to center. Hamilton forced Cooper, Schepps to Baird. hits; runs; errors. Third Inning: Army — Roosma flied to Fenno. Schepps singled to center. Cobb singled. Reeder singled. Bell singled scoring Cobb. On a squeeze play, Wood missed the ball, Reeder being caught at home. Wood flied to Ward. hits; 2 runs; errors. Fourth Inning: Navy — Schwab singled. Haer- forced Schwab. Meyers struck out. Ward singled, Hacrlin taking third. Leslie popped t Bliss. 2 hits; runs; errors. Fourth Inning: Ahmy — Soule flied to Ward. RooSMA ft Bliss was thrown out at first. Schawl) to Hamilton. Baird walk- ed, was caught steal- ing second. hits; runs ; errors. Fifth Inning: Navy — Fenno walked. Cooper singled. Con- dra attempted a sacri- fice, hut Fenno was caught between third and home. Soule threw to third but no one covered and Fenno and Cooped scored. Hamilton f 1 i e d to Ward. Schwab flied to center. 1 hit ; 2 runs ; 1 error. ' ' • IISS Fifth Inning: Army — Roosma fanned. Schepps flied to Leslie. Cobb doubled, his :jrd straight hit. Reeder singled, scoring Cobb. Bell walked. Wood grounded to Schwab, who touched Herder out. 2 hits ; 1 run; errors. Sixth Inning: Navy — Haerlin flied to Wood. Meyers was thrown out at first, Baird to Reeder. Ward flied to Wood. hits; runs; errors. Sixth Inning: Army - — Baird lined to Fenno. Roosma fanned again. Schepps lined to Leslie. hits ; runs ; errors. Seventh Inning: Navy ' — Leslie popped a fly to Bliss. Fenno flied to Roosma. Bliss was ap- parently going good. Cooper grounded to Cobb. nit was safe on Cobb ' s error. Condra singled. Hamilton hit a grounder to Schepps. w li i c h Schepps messed up, scoring Cooper. Schwab ' s liner to right was misjudged by Bell, scoring two more runs for Navy. Tulley relieved Bliss for the Army. Haerlin greeted him with a single, scoring Schwab. Meyers fanned. 3 hits; i runs; 3 errors. Sei ' enth Inning: Army ' — O ' Neill robbed Cobb of a hit by a wonderful barehanded catch over 2nd base. Reeder fanned. Bell was hit by pitcher, but was forced by Wood. O ' Neill to Cooper. hits; runs; errors. Eighth Inning: Navy — Ward flied to left. Les- lie singled over third base. Fenno flied to Baird. Cooper flied to Roosma. 1 hit; runs; errors. Eighth Inning: Army — Soule grounded, but was safe on O ' Neill ' s error. Tulley singled. Baird forced Soule at third. Roosma was thrown out at first, Schwab to Hamilton. 1 hit; runs; 1 error. Ninth Inning: Navy ' — Condra grounded to Schepps. Hamilton hit a home run down the left field foul line. Schwab singl ed. Haerlin singled. Griffin, batting for Meyers, was hit by pitcher, filling the bases. Ward singled to left and Wood ' s throw home rolled into the stands, scoring four runs. O ' Neill struck out. Fenno walked. Cooper flied out to Bell. 4 hits; 5 runs; 1 error. Ninth Inning: Army ' — Schepps singled. Cobb singled. Reeder sacrificed, advancing Schepps and Cobb. Cobb and Schepps scored on a passed ball. Bell fanned. Wood flied to Ward. 2 hits; 2 runs; errors. Thus ended the twenty-second game of the Army-Navy baseball series, this being the Navy ' s eighth victory. Though the Army team had a good punch left at the end, scoring two runs in the ninth inning, the Navy victory was well earn- ed. We have to concede that, on the diamond, they are truly a shining aggregation. H Page t« " hundred eighty-twi ftr. I 1 1 TRACK I. ' P. VID l.. Coach Duax Meet Columbia 68% Army V ' l Dual Meet Springfield 30% Army 1)5 1 ., C LHOUN, Captain A KM Y-X A V V M EET Navy 72 A nil v _...... 63 CREASY, Manag. Triangular Meet N. Y. U. 21 Boston 13 Army .. 68 Dual Meet Georgetown 89 Army 37 ? f4 x ' " ' " -- " " " ' ' rjf ' ? ' is 5 IP Page two hundred eight) tin COMBINATION of events and cir- cumstances sufficed to make the results of the Army track season a little unexpected. Not that the season was a disappointment — far from it — but had fate, (or some- thing equally as re- mote, yet also as ef- fective) been a little more kind, we might have turned in a per- fect sheet. First the surgeon operated, then there were ineligibili- ties and finally deficiencies; all going to produce a substitute team. Yet, in spite of our alibis and our hard luck, we rate the track season very highly. Every race and every event in all of the meets were closely, fiercely contested, and that, after all. is what counts. Someone who well understood the relativity of things, (perhaps it was Einstein, any- way it does not matter), wisely said, " When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, he writes, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game. " We can confidently look back upon the season of 1925 and realize that our brethren of the cinder path, from the scrubbiest scrub to the most finished runner, were " TINY " HEWITT splendid examples of this spirit, for they certainly played the game. Track is essentially an individual sport. For that reason, it is, in a way. more difficult than any other form of athletics. In a game of football, for example, a player realizes that he always has ten team-mates to help him. that the responsibility does not all rest on his shoulders. Whereas in track, it all depends on the runner, or the jumper, or the hurdler. If the individual fails, there is no one to " take up the torch " ; the event is lost. So it is absolutely necessary for a track man to give all that he has at all times. Somebody says, while watching a meet, " Look how easy it is for Horton to vault over that pole. " Yes. it looks easy, but think how many hundreds of times Horton has gone over that pole in practice! Think how many miles Calhoun and Huggins and Hawthorne have run! Consider the enormous distance covered if all of Robertson ' s jumps were placed end on end! Because of a large ineligibility list, the first meet of the season was lost. Columbia, our op- ponent, held the big end of a 68 1-2 to 57 1-2 score. The Army took only six out of the fourteen first places. The work of Heidner was an out- standing feature of the meet. He captured first place in the half-mile run, and second piace in both the 440 and the high jump. In the half-mile he made one of the prettiest spurts ever seen on the local track, overcoming the big lead of Jae- ger, tlie Columbia star, and winning the event in the record time of 2:00 minutes. Landon ' s work two hundred eighty-fou in the high and low hurdles was very good. Cal- houn, by defeating Schmidt in the two-mile run, more than repaid the latter for having triumphed in the two-mile race at the Penn Relays. Our first victory of the season came on the week following the Columbia meet. This victory was gained in a triangular encounter with New ork University and Boston College, the final score be- ing, Army. 68, Boston. 18, X. Y. I ' .. l ' l . It is to be noted that the Army ' s score is one point greater than the combined tallies of our two op- ponents. The feature of this meet Was the win- ning, by the Army, of every first place in the field events. Furthermore in winning the pole vault, we had three men. Dulligan, Roberts ami Horton, tied for 1st place. In taking first in the javelin throw. Spivey tossed the " spear " 10$) ft. 2 inches, a new academy record. For the first time in his career here. Calhoun was beaten in the two-mile; his conqueror was Lermond of Boston, a former national champion. It was indeed a thrilling race, the last lap looking like tin- finish of an SSO yd. run. Our next scheduled meet was with Georgetown. Lieutenant Vidal made the statement before the meet that they were the greatest single collection of college track stars that he had ever seen. We agreed with him after the meet was over, and we had seen Plansky, Norton, Marsters, Holden — some holding world championship records — all good. We were really fortunate in holding them 8.9 to 37. Dulligan. in this meet, broke the Academy record f o r the pole vault when he cleared the cross-bar at II ft 7 inches. Marsters and Holden, s t a r middle distance runners, attempted to break the world ' s re- cord in the half, but f ailed. (They were. of c o u r s e , racing against time). The Springfield Y. M. C. A. meet was re- latively unimportant. ' ,.• ini-I.I. It was more or less ot a curtain-raiser for the Navy meet the following week. Gilbreth in stepping off the IK) in 5 1 2-5 established a new Academy record. L.mdon took first place in both hurdles. Horton, Roberts and Lewis (Springfield) tied for first place in tin- pole vault. Huggins outdid himself by coming in ahead of Calhoun in the two-mile. Wade, with a nice toss of over 166 ft. won the javelin throw. The day of the Navy meet finally arrived. Everyone from the Chief of Staff to each third alternate for an appointment, was in a state of excitement and tension. Hopes were high, there was a curious admixture of blue, gray and various vivid colors spread oxer the plain and adjacent Blife hundred by-paths. The season had seemed to show that t h e Army was stronger on the field than on the track. That, of course, was merely dope, and, as usual, was upset, for we took five U t of eight firsts on the cin- der paths. The 100 yard dash was the first event. Buell, off to a good start, and increasing his lead every second, won this event by a margin of three or four yards. Nourse also earned his " A " in this event when he came in second; time, 10 1-5. These two men came in second and third in the 220. which was won by Sumners, Navy, after a fight all the way down the track. Perhaps the most gratifying race of the entire meet was the mile. Newman, after weeks and weeks of convalescence, won the mile in his old style of the season before. Our hats are off to him as being exemplary of a real fighter. Landon and Deslslets finished 1st and 2nd res- pectively in the high hurdles. Navy was unfor- tunate in that their leading man tripped over the HEIDNER last hurdle. Landon finished second to Shapely in the 220 low hurdles. In tile new record time of 50 flat, Gilbreth won tile 440 with Heidner close behind him. These men have made a very efficient repair to the hither- to middle distance breach in our defenses. They can be counted upon to deliver most any time. Of course " Cal " took the two-mile. Rowley and Thomas of the Navy ran well, but they couldn ' t keep up with Calhoun. His time was 9:53 4-5. The half-mile was the last event. We still had a chance to win the meet, and, putting our best feet foremost, Lt. Vidal had as the Army entries. Heid- ner, Gilbreth and Calhoun. But the impossible was not achieved and Navy took 1st and 3rd. The time was more than a second better than our Academy record. Result of the track events — Army, 44; Navy. 28. It was in the field events that we lost the meet. We only took two firsts, ( Robertson in the broad jump and Hewitt in the hammer throw), and two seconds, (Horton in the pole vault and Hewitt in the shot put). In the broad jump, one of Robertson ' s trial jumps went several inches farther than the Aca- di ' inv record distance, but it was found that lie had overstepped the mark slightly with one cleat of his shoe. Channon, though failing to place, jump- ed a foot and a half farther than his previous best. The Army did not even place in the high jump. Horton and Dulligan took 2nd and 3rd. respec- tively, in the pole vault. The winner, Rutledge. Pag. two hundred eighl l SS exceeded our Academy record by our inch. Spivey broke the Academy record by throwing the javelin 170 ft. 8 1-2 inches. However, he only took 3rd place in the event. Hewitt broke the Academy record in heaving the hammer it!) ft. 7 1-f inches. .lark garnered our other point in the field events by taking 3rd place in the discus. Result of the field events — Navy, 14; Army, 19. Total score of meet — Navy, 72; Army, 03. SUMMARY OF EVENTS 100 yd. dash 1st, Buell. (A); 2nd, Nourse, (A); 3rd, Summers, (N). Time 10 1-5. 220 yd. dash 1st, Summers, (N); 2nd, Buell, (A); 3rd. Nourse. (A). Time 22 3-5. 140 yd. dash 1st. Gilbreth, (A) ; 2nd, Heidner, (A) ; 3rd, Lyons. (N). Time 50:0. 880 yd. dash 1st, Hammond. (N); 2nd. Heidner. (A); 3rd, Carpenter. (N). Time 1:58 3-5. 1 mile run 1st, Newman, (A); 2nd. Bailey, (N); 3rd, Tyree, (N). Time 4:33 1-5. 2 mile run 1st, Calhoun, (A); 2nd, Rowley, (N); 3rd, Thomas, (N). Time 9:53 4-5. 120 yd. high hurdles .1st, Landon, (A); 2nd, Deslslets, (A); 3rd. Shapley. (N). Time 16 3-5. 220 yd. low hurdles 1st. Shapley. (N); 2nd, Landon, (A); 3rd. Cul- bert, (N). Time 26 1-5. Broad jump 1st. Robertson, (A); 2nd, Leggett, (N); 3rd, Dawson. (N). Distance 22 ft. 8 1-4 inches. High jump —Tied for first. Bernet, Dunlap, Foley( All Navy) Height 5 ft. (i in. Fob- vault 1st. Rutledge, (N) ; 2nd, Horton, (A); 3rd. Dulli- gan, (A). Height II feet. 8 inelies. Shot put 1st. Warren. (N); 2nd. Hewitt. (A): 3rd. Cooper. (N); Distance 42 feet 5 3-1- inches. Discus 1st. McGeary, (N); 2nd. Leggett. (N); 3rd. .I.n-k. (A). Distance 130 feet 8 1-4 inches. Javelin 1st. Sullivan. (N); 2nd. Leggett. (N): 3rd. Spivey, (A). Distance 172 feet II inches. Hammer throw 1st. Hewitt. ( A N): 3rd. C ipp i N ). Distance 1 m feet 7 1-4 ; jU4 ' i aJt Pag. iwo hundi THE record of the 1925 ten- nis team was not as good as it might have been. The season ended with six defeats and only three victories to our credit. The prospects were poor right at the beginning of the season. Only two men of the previous year ' s team. Garbisch and Hedekin, were available as a nucleus for the ' 25 regulars. The first five matches were lost, but as time went on, tin team improved and three out of the last four meets were victories. In the singles Barbour and Hedekin had the best records. In the doubles. CHAPLAIN WHEAT, Coach Jones and Hutton won four of five starts. The prospects for this year are very promising. Only Gar- bisch was lost by graduation, leav- ing five men with at least one sea- son ' s experience. These five men did their utmost this spring to get more in trim by improving their game in every possible way. Barbour is the 1926 captain, with Hedekin. Hutton. Jones and Perman as the other veterans. With some promising ma- terial in the Plebe Class, and the veterans of last year ' s squad. 1926 should be a banner year. [•age two hundred eightj eighl GOLF SELDOM does a squad face a new season with not a single veteran to form the proverbial nucleus, but such was tin- dilemma of the Army Golf Squad of 1925. Add to this the usual lack-of-time- tn practice characteristic of all minor sport teams, with the special difficulty of a place to practice, and you can easily see the dif- ficulty that faced Coach Fred Canausa. Practice in the gymnasium and intensive work outside permitted the preparation and selection of 1 • SUGRUE, Captai a team to lace Columbia, the con- queror of last year ' s team. The team, Capt. Le Favour, Schull. JAUSA Israel, Pearson, Molloy, and Su- grue were out to bring home the " birdies, " which t h e y did (5-3. Boston University was the next victim, followed by the Army playing the victim role against Syra- cuse and Yale on successive Saturdays. The sea- son closed with a victory over Colgate, 6-0. Su- grue is the new captain. fft hundred eighty-nine RIFLE RAXEY THE season of 1925 was the sec- ond successive season in which the Rifle Team won every match. This speaks for itself. The schedule consisted of eighteen matches. It certainly was a nationwide schedule ; MAT. BAGBY, Coach Deluding, as it did, teams from the National Guard of Xew York and New Jersey, the Universities of Pennsylvania. Missouri, Washington. Oregon, and Hawaii, the Texas Aggies, the Citadel and others. Mcdonough, Captain The team started off with the loss of hut one of last year ' s letter men. This of itself was a surety of a suc- cessful season. In addition there was a big turnout of Plebes and Yearlings, several of whom turned out to be excellent shots. The curse was the same as heretofore: 10 shots each at 200 yards offhand, 300 yards slow fire and rapid fire and 600 yards slow fire. Most of the matches were fired by ten men teams, the remainder by teams of six men. Sf|je2£ae2 PISTOL l.T. IIAMII.T I,. Mill. AW. Manager Tl 1 1-1 pistol season opened w i t h everyone eager to continue the unbroken string of victories of tin- season before. Such, however, was not to be. Twice during the season the automatics lowered their smoking muzzles in defeat. Princeton and Missouri were the conquering schools. However, these two matches were of the special type. where only 25 and SO yard slow fire and the bobbing tar- gets were used. No rapid fire shooting was done. This ■ PECK, Capl year no special matches will he fired. It is not a real test of relative strength to tire against schools that specialize lX Coac j, in only a few of the several qualifica- tion events. All of our man-to-man meets were won. A feature of the season was Peck ' s new Academy record for high score in a meet. This is the second time in the last two seasons that he has carried off new hon- ors. Peck was also selected by the team as the captain for the 1926 season. 1 ' aRe two humlred ninety-one Page two hundred ninety-twi Page two hundred ninety-three JUNE WEEK Scrambled Res ;s No. 134 — fore. (Additional copies of this articl from the Circulation Manager Howitzers). OFFICE OF THE JUNK EDITOR West Point. New York. On or before 13th of June, 1926. may be obtained by buying new Paragraphs Section I General Considerations __l-7 Section II History of June Week 8-12 Section III Estimate of the present situation 13-17 SECTION I General Considerations Paragraph Definition ] Relation to West Point Life 2 Object 3 Scope ___ 4 Importance 5 Popularity 6 General Scheme 7 1. Definition — a. June week comprises the cor- rect and systematic display of the resources and man-power of West Point in a demonstration which marks the close of the Academic Year. b. Correct means proper, for instance the cor- rect uniform is proper uniform — all other apparel is three and three c. Systematic means orderly, as illustrated by the systematic punishment dealt out in an Orderly Room. d. Resources are of two kinds: Corporeal, and Incorporeal. e. The Academic Year proper lasts from August 28th to June 5th. Its effect lasts longer. 2. Relation to West Point Life — a. June is the month of roses ; the month of brides ; the month of beautiful moons. Fitting season therefore, for the celebration which means more to the Kaydet than all the rest of the year combined. Fitting month therefore, to graduate another class of eligible into domestic competition. b. June week is the ultimate aim of the drills during the Spring; for this reason, if for no other, it should be welcome. I ' age n 1 1 hundred ninety -f n • }. Object — a. ' Flu- primary object of June Week is to give the outgoing class the greatest possible momentum on their way — they ' ll need it. i. Scope- -a. The scope of June Week is limited only by time and tide. b. The importance of these factors has been recognized in the adoption of the " battle cry of the minute men. I ' mie, Tide and Assembly wait for no man. Sir. " 5. Importance a. June Week stands out above all other activities because of its universal appeal. 1). The essential elements of this appeal arc: it is prophetic; it is pathetic. e. The prophetic appeal has its effect in all classes. The First Class catches a glimpse of hoots and bars; the Second (lass, camp and chevrons ; the Yearlings, furlough; the Plebes — well, glasses. d. The pathetic also affects every man. clear down to tin- poor Plebes on the Infinity Squad who failed to make their small " I ' s " before recog- nition. ii. Popularity— a. It has been estimated that if all the visitors to West Point during June Week were placed in line and stood at attention for four hours they would reach a proper appreciation of how a Kaydet feels at parade. 7. General Scheme -a. The activities of June Week may he classified in three ways: I. Autocratic. Aristocratic, and Democratic. 2. Hereditary and Elective. 3. Unitary and Federal — 1). hirst classification — Autocratic Those actions and privileges pecu- liar to the chosen few. Some of these, such as the sounding of recall in the face of threatened rain, arc becoming obsolete. Aristocratic — Those activities which arc enjoyed by the First Class alone: example. Class ride. Su- perintendent ' s reception. Democratic— Those attended by all. These may he further divided into: Direct (attended by all) and Representative (attended by the Plebes). e. Second classification — Hereditary — Such formations as are customs of long standing. These are. in the main. Graduation Hoi). Parade, and Fxercises; Horse Show; and divers (sometimes swimmers) formations for the Plebes. Elective — Such additional activities that may he decided upon. Those of these which are becoming customs are Athletic review, the awarding of stars. Alumni exercises at Thayer Monument, etc. d. Third classification Unitary — When attendance is mandatory, such as parades and taps inspections. Federal — When attendance is universal, hut not ordered. Example: Hops. Story telling formation on flirtation. hundred ninetj fii SECTION II History of June Week Paragraph The first of June Week Early Development 9 Conditions just prior to the World War _ 10 Conditions during the War 11 Return to abnormalcy 12 8. The first June Week — a. The origin of June Week is obscure. It is probable that there were always weeks in June, but insofar as we are able to learn, there were no real June Weeks, as we know them, before the founding of the Military Academy in 1 802. b. The essential element of a successful June Week is a graduating Class, so it is evident that the celebrations prior to the graduation of the class of one in 1816 were somewhat of the nature of a fond hope. 9. Early development — a. 1820 — " Martial music by the company of bombadiers, sappers and min- ers " was begun during June Week. 1). 1826 — Exams during June Week were origi- nated. In those days everybody took them. C. 1830 — Plans were begun for building the new Hotel. d. 1841 — The present style sword belt was first worn during June Week. e. 18 51 — The guns which now grace Trophy Point were ordered sent from Governor ' s Island. f. 1857 — Five Kaydets relinquished part of June Week exercises. They came up in a body and anchored their practice fleet at the South Dock. h. 1881 — First written exams in Math. Here- tofore resignations had been strictly oral. i. 1884 — Messrs. Houk and Crook addressed the Graduating Class on the same day. j. 1887 — Mess Hall renamed Grant Hall with appropriate ceremonies during June Week. k. 1902 — The hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Academy celebrated in a four day June Week program. 10. Conditions just prior to the World War — a. The ancient method of holding exams had evolv- ed into the practice of holding them only for a chosen few (chosen for what?) b. The principal elements of the June Week program were: reveille in white, outdoor meet. First Class ride. Graduation hop. parade and exer- cises. c. This program was completed in three or four days. The seven day program was a later develop- ment. 11. Conditions during the War — a. Graduations were held about three times a year, and no time was given to any kind of celebration. There were no Graduation Parades, for instance, from 1916 to 1920. ' A 2 Page two hundred [2. Return to abnormalcy -a. It was to be ex- pected that June Week would be changed radically from the celebration of the previous years. 1). The outdoor week was abandoned, as a reg ular track team had In ' i ' ii organized; and numerous drills were instituted to fill out a full seven day program. c. After 1922, however, many of these drills were abandoned as they were scarcely more popu- lar with the visitors than with the Kaydets. d. Recently the yearly exhibition by Colonel Koehler ' s gymnasts has been abandoned, this after continued performance that had made this drill one of th.- land-marks of the June Week cele- bration. SECTION III Estimate of the Present Situation Paragraph Mission 13 Comparison of forces ._„14 Enemy situation 15 Own situation ... _„1( Decision 17 13. Mission — Don ' t forget the mission. It is to entertain the visitors. Retreat, or change our minds? No! Never! Don ' t forget the mission 1 1. Relative strength of forces — a. Our forces number about 1200. They are fresh, or at least so it has been said. b. Opposing forces arc of two kinds: namely, female friends, and chaperons. Other visitors: forget them. The femmes are very evidently able to take care of themselves. The chaperoncs out- number US greatly, but they have their hands full. 15. Enemy situation — a. The local hotel seems to keep them well bottled up. I(i. Own situation — a. There are four plans open to us: murder, suicide, desertion, and sub- mission. b. You arc Corporal A, the milk corp. Required: Your solution. 17. Decision— an approved solution (all others max. 1.5). a. The first day of a June Week should be on Sunday; this removed the necessity of having a Saturday Inspection. On the first day might be held the Graduation Sermon, and a suit- able parade. b. Following on successive days, should come tin- gymnasium exhibition, the championship intramural games, the Horse Show, and the Class ride. Of course there is a parade on each day. Thus you should have finished the fifth day. c. Then the sixth day should be the busy one of the seven. Little matters like the Alumni Exercises, Graduation Parade. Recognition, and Graduation Hop may be disposed of in this one day. and still h ave ample time for trunk packing by the two lucky classes. d. The last day should be entirely devoted to Graduation Exercises, and departure. No matter if the troops arc a bit tired, the next day is Sunday the Graduates can sleep until seven (P. M.) Page two hundred ninety-seven Page two hundred ninel r ?y- jJK2£c2 CORPS ORGANIZATION 1925-26 Bbigadieb General M. 15. STEWART, Commandant of Cadets Majob T. B. CATRON, Assistant to the Commandant Majob II. L. TAYLOR, Training Officer Majob W. A. McCULLOCH, Personnel Officer Captain J. K. COCKRELL, Sup pi a Officer Majob W. II. JONES. Commanding First Battalion Major G. E. STRATEMEYER, Commanding Second Battalion Major C. A. BAGBY, Commanding Third Battalion Captain C. II. ARMSTRONG, Commanding Com pan A Captain M. L. MILLER, Commanding Com pant B Captain R. J. MOSES, Commanding Company C Captain C. L. MULLINS, Commanding Company 1) Captain J. O. GREEN, Commanding Com pan E Captain A. V. RINEARSON, Commanding Company F Captain F. J. IIERATY, Commanding Company (r Captain A. M. JONES. Commanding Company II Captain F. A. IRVING, Commanding Company I Captain L. R. KEISER. Commanding Company K Captain J. M. CRANE, Commanding Company Ij Captain R. K. WHITSON, Commanding Company M •■■ hundred ninety-nine BRIGADIER GENERAL. M. B. STEWART r i Page thre e hundred • e hundred Page three hundred tv «pZ. Captain House Lieutenants Baker, W. C. Roosnia Collins. S. P. 1st Sergeant IVTcFarland, J. A. Co. Supply Sergeant Ross, R. C. Sergeants Hawkins, H. S. Plummer, T. F. McNaughton Condon. M. M. White, T. B. Corporals Stober Asensio Hoef fer xJ 2r Brown, C. B. Schmidt, G. E. Cobb Timliurlake Watlington Farrand Stone, C. B. Derby Verbeck Wilson. J. 2nd Class Privates Chamberlain, E. W. Conner, F. B. 1 [ornisher Nelson, C. G. Swindlehurst 3rd Class Privates Allen, F. G. Banta Billingsley Breckinridge Brentnall Cole, G. M. Coverdale Daly, J. B. De Lany Ely Enger Guild Hinrichs Ivy Lane, S. Lockett McGuire Maxwell Peery, P. D. Pinkerton Reynolds. S. Scudder Seeman H. - ' -%MiS Sturies Tomlin Vincent, L. A. Vincent, R. F. 4th Class Privates Blackwell Briggs. K. M. Clark, H. N. Clark, R. Cole, E. L. Congdon. N. A. Conley. E. T. Conner, G. F. de Riemer Devery Dreyer Flavin Graul Highberger Hubard Johnson, R. C. Knight Lasher Lieberth Luckett Muse Rhodes, K. L. Roth, M. S. Rowel 1 Shrock Sprague Steadman Van Bibber Vestal Wagner Weber, F. R. Williams, G. E. Wilson, W. K. Winn Richardson, B. B. Page three hundred four " A " COMPANY WELL, here we are. We ' re from " A " Co., where the goats are kings, the engineers are diiinl). and the sky ' s the limit. " A " Co. — where you Hud what you call the li e a d part of the " long grey lion you hear so much about, our brother flankers, the haminaigers, being the tail. With this much introduction I guess you will know who we are. Now for a little history. " A " Co. started about the same time the Military Academy did. Old Father Time has wished many eh; since then, and even since First Class first gazed upon CAPT. ARMSTRONG inges on us the present the old ffrev walls of West Point. But we are still the first out to P-rade, and the last out of the mess hall. You even find some of our old timers in the third bat. Although our orderly room does not present the appearance of a jewelry store show case, that ' s no reason why we should do our sounding off in a laundry bag. If you want athletes " A " Co. has them, from foot- ball down to the chess team. " A " Co. has always turned out her share of goats, gen- erals, slugoids, and snakes. We don ' t want to boast so we will come off the line and let the deeds of " A " Co. ' s three hun ii Captain Baird Lieutenants Ryan Matthias Baxter 1st Sergeant Dean, W. E. Co. Supply Sergeant Carroll. P. L. Sergeants Harris, S. R. Perman March, K. F. Riggs, B. L. Rhodes, E. L. West, J. M. Roth, A. Hewitt McNutt Z wicker Hines Pooks Granholm Peirce, G. F. Morin, M. J. 2nd Class Privates Aloe Gardner, F. S. Holtzworth Hoppes Huggins Kalakuka Brown. H. Browning, S. Buell Conklin, J. E Cralle Ellsworth Greear Hefley Hempstead Israel Kissner McNair Mattes Matthew Mundv Myers, S. L Sirmyer Spivey Staley Stritzinger Mel. O. C. M. Svensson Trent Watkins, G. Williams, J. ■Worthing 4th Class Privates Andrews, R. W. Babb Carpenter Cruise Dwyre, D. G. Eastin, G. H. Elias FitzSimmons Frame Greene, V. C. Hammack Hart ayden, T. C. Horton, J. C. Howland Joyes Keeler Kirkpatrick, J. E. Lincoln Luebkert Lynch, G. E. McKee, W. F. Merrill, F. D. Meyer, R. G. H. Mitchell, E. R. Parient Royall Schorr Stevenson, W. F. Stone, J. N. Stribling Taylor, T. F. Thompson, M. R. Wilson, W. W. Page three hundred six " B " COMPANY EVER since Cadet Poe, E. A. was ushered back into cit life by the T. 1). and Cadel Whistler. .1. M.. by the Depart- ment of Chemistry, etc.. (it was the etc. that found him), " 1? " Company lias been famous. As a Company, it ' s fame in no way Surpasses the fame of any other Company, hut the fame of its in- dividual members has caused a laurel shortage for many years. A Company of brilliant indivi- dualists and free-lances, that ' s " B " Company. If you ' re not fa- mous for something, y o u just don ' t belong. In our ranks are found poets, musicians, ex-labor leaders, and socialist agitators, soap-box orators, movie actors, soldiers of fortune, two gun men, and (so it has been whispered) one Second story men and bootleggers. On any Saturday night " IV Comp; of Barracks is a veritable bedlam. ■ The Third Div. has its three sax- ophones, two cornets, eight mandolins, and twelve ukeleles all going full blast, which makes not quite enough noise to drown out the raucous voices of the fiery agi- tators who are exhorting their fellows to Atheism. A n a r e h y , Evolution, Christian Science, or what have you? Daily during release f r o m quarters, the doctrines of Kant. Spinoza, Schopenhauer, and Niet- zche pass in review before the ears o f all listeners. Isben is praised. Service quoted, and Ar- lcn denounced. Love and ideals are torn mercilessly to shreds by the Skeptics, while the Cynics are quoting Omar Khayyam and or two ex- Clarence Darrow to prove their arguments. Still everyone finds time enough to bone suffi- ny ' s corner ciently to stay pro! It ' s a great company. C VPT. MILLER Page three hundred seven : " C " COMPANY F nang- t. Iiut OCR long years I ed " C " Co. c ] 1 1 i t l those of us who remain or who have lulu fortunate enough to have been transferred into it, will assure you that " C " Co. is still " C " Co., and always will be. Our predecessors left us with a wealth of company spirit, and it has al- ways been a pridi and pleasure to us all. It is our fondest ho)). ' that we may instill in those who succeed us t h e importance of keeping " C " Co. in the high posi- tion it lias always had. From the days of the Hat Fun- erals in Beast Barracks, many centuries ago, until Graduation day, ' ( ' " Co. has stood together through thick and thin. Aca- demies and slugs have fallen to our share, hut everything was borne with a smile. Coming into First Class days, we were fortunate in furnishing our Company Commander, the first time in many years. However, all have contributed toward making " C " Co. an organization to he proud CAPT. MOSES of. and also a factor in the spirit and personnel of the 1200 Mule Team. We make no claims to be- ing the model company of the Corps, hut we do claim for " C " Co. an all around record, second to none. We have won our share of intramural competitions. Only this fall we won the football championship, after the usual bloody struggle with the winner in the last six companies. We also stood first on the list of gen- eral excellency in all intramural athletics. And now as the curtain falls, and graduation draws nearer and nearer, there loom in the back- ground o f our memories many happy thoughts, some mirthful and some of a more serious nature. We of ' 2( " C " Co. pass on with a fond " au revoir " to the old hark and her kindly master, our Prince of Peace, and best of friends. Captain Moses. Page three hundred nil Captain Rrusher Lieutenants Elliott, J. C. B. Hamilton Broadhurst 1st Sergeant Conzelman Co. Supply Sergeant M ' heaton Sergeants Jones, L. Creasy Halverson James Munson, E. Corporals Davidson, G. H. Holmer Shillock Sterling Hopper Whelchel Whitehouse Bender, G. E. Ginder Butler. L. Day. F. E. Axup 1st Class Privates I law thorne •Werner 2nd Class Privates Edwards. P. W. Funston Hackman McKee, M. Matthews, W. S. Stanton, R. G. Zeller 3rd Class Privates Ross. L. G. Losey Adams Ryan. T. W. McClelland Anderson. A. V. Shepherd. E. F. Mackintosh Anderson, S. E. alter Majors Beall ilkinson Maulsbv Beaumont 4th Class Privates Miller. W. Bock Adkins Moore, N. D. Brickman Aichel Morrill Butler, R. G. Armagost Ofsthun Currie, W. R. Bates Phillips Curry, B. T. Bishop Rau Daley, E. K. Bristol Simpson Delmonico Brozey Staples Easton, R. L Fagg Stubbs Everest Goodwin Thompson. C. A. Gimmler Griffiths, G. F. Thompson, I. E. Tack. W. Heidland Thompson, R. S. McGough Tones, S. W Wall. T. F. Michela Kahre entworth Miguel Kraft lutelev ( I ' Donnell Longan Woodbury Page three hundred ten " D " COMPANY ANl structure or system of established a □ d accepted practices, customs, or methods in a social group which embodies the existing authoritative idea of the way to do. to act or, in general, to live, is an Institution. " Thus saith P. Holt, and I answer " D Co. is the institution of the Corps. " This great modern institution is a finished product of century old customs and modern ideas and methods. Its value is well recog- nized within the Corps. Each year disciples are sent out to carry the " D " Co. teachings. The Company motto is " Bigger and Better quill-sheets for all First Classmen. " This motto has been adopted almost universally, thus showing the effects of a powerful institution. first let us consider " the way to act. " Step up, gentlemen, and learn how to act in any and all classes of society. Ivy taking a correspondence course in our " School for Snakes and Others. CAPT. Mil. I. INS til, select staff of teachers is well qualified to advise you upon " Cul- lum Hall Routine, " ' ' P a r a d e Ground Conduct, " and " Orderly Room Tactics. " This last subject is a new one in our curriculum, hut dm- to arduous training during tin- current year, several of our instructors have won doctor ' s de- grees. Next, " the way to do. " Con- sider the athletic record of " D " Co. We have many representa- tives on Corps Squads, and we lead in intra-mural cups won. Finally, the way to live! When the sun disappears, when football games give way to writs, and the T. D. starts gunning for your Christinas leave, drop around and let us help you to forget your sor- r up, big boy — three squares a day to park your form at night — this isn ' t and a pi such a bad place after all. That ' s " D " Co. philo sophy. Try it out yourself. Page three hundred eleven Lieutenants Smallwood Purcell, F. X. A. Parks, H. H. 1st Sergeant Davidson, J. R. Co. Supply Sergeant Mem- Sergeants Alayo Doud Doyle, J. P. O ' Conner, R Heidner Corporals Simonton Burgess, •W. M. Point 3onner Thomas, W. E. Brown, F. J, White. R. C. Rose Harding, N. B. 2nd Class Privates Bauer Jordan Masters Trapolino Washburn, C. A. Whittle ■ rownmg Forrest Goldsmith Green, J. I,. Guertler Halterman Henry Howard, R. A Lovejoy McKamara Meehan Mitchell, P. J Moran, T. J. Morrow Olive I ' runty Ratney, R. M. Rasmussen Reber Selby A. T. 4th Class Privates Adcock Ay re Bell, W. L. Brewster Browne, R. J. Bryan Bush Callery Carmichael Carson Cone Cooper, A. B. Davis, C. A. Eng Fadness Guyer Hammond, T Hunter. C. N Jones, C. W. Lusk McKeague Manion Minniece Nichols, K I ' strand Parks, H. C. Peirce. R. J Ranck Robey Sather Smith, R. V S rnuners, ( ' . Wild. W. B D. Page three hundred twelve " E " COMPANY SOMETIMES we get a first line at peerade. Often we don ' t, lint either way. we worry not, for the Company has blossomed out with a fair " troop " morale a ft e r a ]) e r i ml n n d e r " .log ' s " system. The Plebes are Plebes, the Yearlings think they ' re Plebes, too; the Second Classmen have never even troubled them- selves to look for that famous deadbeat; the First Classmen bone nothing but red comforter, and Meek- end leaves. What ' s the harm in sending a Yearling through the area clad in his birthday .suit on his birthday? What ' s the use of honing (lis. when your week-end leave is lost? What ' s the use in wearing shoes when bedroom slippers are so much more 1 1 ■ I K-MB 11 CAPT. GREENE comfortable? Of what use is the tae ' s desk except to hide dirty laundry in? Is not a pa jama coat vastly superior to a white shirt? Is a red comforter the seventh heaven of bliss? How about those good resolutions to buy Q. M. boots and save the difference — those reso- lutions that always end up with a pair from Peel, com- plete with trees? Ask, but don ' t expect to find out. Maybe we aren ' t so hard as we were, but ask the Plebes if the rep. has suf- fered. Come to think of it — why even try to finish this write-up when the red comforter is calling? Look at our picture and see what the Company las. Snakes, keen files, star men, artists —yea, even a couple of soldiers! Amen! Page three hundred thirtee Captain Ehrgott Lieutenants Calhoun, T. Jones, M. D. Barney 1st Sergeant Scheiffler Co. Supply Sergeant Nourse, R. S. Sergeants Ross, H. Henderson Ringler Land, R. L. Wenzlaff Grizzard Corporals Kaylor N. Lovell, J. R. Kirkpatrick, H Holland. T. P. Lillard Lowe Turner. R. G. Wood. H. S. Williams, A Hocker Dickerson, A. H. .McLaughlin, E. D 2nd Class Privates Dressier Dunham Hoist McKinney, H. E. Segarra Towner 3rd Class Privates Beattie, R. B. Boatner Brooke Chase Falkner, F. H. Gibbs Hasting Keller Kimmell Lawrence Leahy McLennan Markham Mathews, E. S. Matteson, W. J Moscatelli Myers, R. L. Nichols, W. K. ( i ' Brien Sadler Shute Tally McKeefe Thayer. E. B. Miles W ' einer Miller, F. P. Moseley, E. L. 4th Class Privates Napier Acklen Pearson, J. W. Arnett Roberts Bennett Sanders, L. G. Blue Sands Bowyer Scott Casey, J. A. Corlett Seward Smothers Easley Steinbeck Strauss b rancis Hayes, H. G. Swillev Thompson, P. W Hornor Thornburgh Jones. C. R. Urness McCartney, 1- F. Ward, F. X. McCulla Williams. J. B. hundred fourteen 4 I T71 ? J F " COMPANY O UR history is a 1 — one to brine tei to tin eyes of the hardest of mortals. It embraces ;i long scries of harrow- ing changes in location, size and personnel. In the beginning there was no " F " Co., possibly th.it is why the early existence of the Academy was such a precarious a ffair. Two or three decades ago, the Com woke up one morning, cast an inquisitory eye over the troops, and lucubrated on the situation. " Od ' s bodkins, " said he. " the Corps is going to the dogs. Let us create an ' F ' Co. " Which he proceeded to do. and in due cou rse of time we were installed as a flanker company, enjoying the ham ' n eggers ' present-day privi- lege of sleeping with either their feet or their head on tin hed — hut not both. We even lived in North Barracks a while. This state of affairs was temporary, for the Corps still had growing pains, and presently there were eight companies, with " F " Co. occupying a CAPT. KIN i: 1RS1 IN relative position somewhere in the altitude of " I " and " K " Co. ' s to day. And then came a final hurst into twelve companies; and at last to the illustrous letter " F " . sym- bol of faith, fraternity, freedom, and flat feet, was brought a class of men worthy of its standards. No hulking scarecrows, these, no vast stretches of shank atul neck, hut well and compactly built men. men who are not in immediate danger of disintegrating, men who can look into a girl ' s eyes with- out her having to climb into a chair for them to do it, in short — the Runts. We hope that " F " Co. has maintained its t r a d i t i o n s this year. We have carried on, in fact we have carried on so industrious- ly that once or twice we have had to be carried off afterwards. We think we have had a good year maintaining ourselves against our larger brethren. We salute you; and. lest you judge us harshly, rise to the point that Napoleon was a little man too. la Page three hundred fifteen ( II . don ' t run til In!,! Here comes the Junior School. " " No, son. those aren ' t Boy Scouts- they ' re the RUNTS! " The Cavalry often fights with- out horses, and according to Na- poleon, the Doughboys could do without their feet; hut believe me, my friends, without the Runts. the Corps of Cadets would cease to function. Who furnished three Cadet Captains? And all from one house, too ! Who copped the Sec- ond Batt Cup for Best Soldierly Qualities? What company has a patent on stars? What single or- ganization in the Corps has a quorum of the Hoxcitser and Pointer Staffs? — to say nothing of the Minor Sports — Lord, man, I most forgot the minor sports ! Didn ' t we furnish the backbone of the Goat football team, and the wishbone of G " COMPANY CAl ' T. IIEUATY the Engineer team? Who won the rifle cup when ' 26 were Yearlings? But why no on? Remember how " G " Co. 2(i dragged their Corps? Only seven bucks to six makes, but the job was done. Will you ever forget the water fights with " !• " ' Co? And who puts up the sheets before a Navy game? " i ' is the K. K. K. of " G " Co. And now before " G " Co. ' 26 says goodbye, let us remember our bargain to meet at the Navy game in 19.36. In the meantime, may our Plebes catch more trou- ble, may our Corps continue to be drugged, may our iiitramurderers bring home the bacon, may we grab all the first lines at P-rade, and may our Yearlings get the best fire crackers. Best o ' luck to " G " Co. " 27, ' 28, and ' 29. So long, gang! Get a hair cut ! Res-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-T ! m Captain Ankenbrandt Lieutenants Anderson, J. R. Tohnson, A. H. Nelson, M. R. 1st Sergeant Parker. G. E. Co. Supply Sergeant Harwell Sergeants Strickler, J. C. Stagliano Ehrhardt Wheeler, S. M. Silverman Watson, A. E. Corporals Harrington Allen. J. B. Potter Daughtry Cody Schull Graybeal Doty Thorpe Weyher Thrams Kunesh 2nd Class Privates Bailey, H. M. Hedekin Lundquist Mechling Perrilliat 3rd Class Privates Baker. G. Y. Boos Brennan, T. J. Douglas. G. A. Thomas, A. Hill, R. L. Dwyer, R. J. Van Natta Karnes Gavan, P. A. Watt Kearnev Goodell Kirn, W. T. Grinstead 4th Class Privates Ladd Heiman Anderson, R. L. Longaker Koon Baltzell Love McCutchen Brown, D. F. Lynch, F. H. McGarr Cams McCarthy Neary Carter. W. B. Millett Nourse, K. E. Chaffee Milwit Parham Chambers Moore. H. Peddicord Cook O ' Hara Raymond Cooper, D. A. Pfannkuchen Rich Cornett Pirkle Simon Dolan Shumate Skeldon Eliason Sladen Steed Eller Sutherland Stevenson, H. . Evans, G. R. Theimer Tate Fellows Vander Heide Hattan Wright I Page three hundred eighteen " H " COMPANY PRIDE goeth before a fall. " Yea. verily. Ask any man who has been in " II " Co. two or more years. In the good old days quill was a minimum. We rather got out of the habit of look- ing for the gig-sheet. Then came First Class camp — oh! what an awakening was there. The lost ( ?) art of reporting experienced a sudden revival. Our motto became " Every man every day. " We won ' t state the exact size of our present gig-sheets — you wouldn ' t believe us. anyhow. Just drop in the 9th Div. some time and see for yourself. In one respect we are living up to that well-known prophecy of the En- gineering Department, " You will either be the best disciplined or the most quilled CAPT. JONES class ever to graduate from the Academy. " Of course, our Company is famous for some other things. For the last three years our captains have worn stars. We average more chevrons to the square inch than any other outfit in the Corps. Some of us live in " suites, " and, to the casual tactical officer mak- ing an evening inspection, offer an insoluble riddle over how we can be without his vision and yet not sub- ject to Hours of Instruction quill. And we must have a true business man ' s instinct, because we supplied no fewer than three managers this year: Anklebraee, Striker, and Gabe. And we are known on the squads: soccer, football, swimming, and track. in hundred nineteen " I " COMPANY WHERE would the Corps be were it not for " I " Co.? On those days in winter when the O. D. optimistically hauls in the red Mag and runs out the gray, what would they do it ' it were not for tile snug embrace of their " I " C ' o. ' s? And the com- pany for which this comfort is named is just as important as the article itself. The (lowers know that if they want to make a sol- dier of a man, send him to " I " Co. Witness the numher of men trans- ferred to " I " Co. to learn and transferred o n c e more, having learned. Yet w i t h numerous changes of personnel, there has been no change of personality, if such can he claimed for a company. N the regular duties of " I " Co. change. One of our specialties is the guard on such nights as that of Furlo Hop, Hundredth Night, the nights fore hig games, and so on— " I " Co. will furnish escorts, pall-hearers, wise-crack- ers, blind-draggers, or what have you, on short notice. We lead the Third Batt down to Grant ' s where they ' re always glad to wel- come us at the front door. We never have to pussyfoot around thru the alleys and sneak in the hack way when we ' re hungry. " I " Co. sounds egotistical you say ? Yes, hut who has a hetter right to the name or the quality? We can. and do. growl the long- est, yell the loudest, sleep the lat- est, and get inspected the oftenest at reveille. And were I to want to call down the most awful male- diction on anyone who hopes to see perfection. 1 would invoke the seven devils to blast him with the curse, " May you never see T Co. pass in review! ' ' And " I " Co. is a mighty good place to live at H Captain Storke Lieutenants Booth, D. P. Willis, J. A. Sugrue 1st Sergeant r ' rudhomme Co. Supply Sergeant Peck- Sergeants Toftoy Woodbridge Yeomans Burns. II: Douglas, W. T. Corporals Hennig Asnip Dalv. M. F. Glasgow. W. J. Paris Luebbermann Sinclair Burghduf f Strickler, D. G. Easton, R. L. l.i viiiLj- Bell, R. E. 2nd Class Privates Allen. G. McK. Harron Meloj Schewe Whatley Williams C. E. 3rd Class Privates Anderson. W. Bienfang Blair iirown, R. C. Bulger Dayharsh Donald Goodrich Halff Hartman Haskell. F. W. Hathawav Holley [ohnson, W. P. Kirby, H. C. Lewis, E. T. Lindsev Middlebrooks Mills. T. S. Xadal Nelson, R. T. Patrick Upham Willette Wyman 4th Class Privates Abbott Armstrong Barnes, G. R. Brennan, J. V. J. Carr Chandler Clarke, L. DeKaye French Gleason Grier Gustavson Hampton Hannigan Hayden. E. C. Herndon jhnson, E. L. Lynch, C. A. McDermid McNally Mace Morris Peake Poorman Quinn. D. W. Redlack Reynolds. J. G. Sasse Smith, R. B. Tench Yanderblue Viney West, C. W. Wimer Thompson, C. O. Page three luuulre ' 1 twenty-two K COMPANY TIME: Late. O. G. (slightly perturb- ed): " How about a taps report in K ' Co.? " ( No answer). Time: Later. O. G. (perturbed): " Speed up in K ' Co. " (Loud silence). Time: Still later. O. G. (in desperation): " Who ' s the K ' Co. N. C. O.? " (You could hear a pill drop). Time : Latest. O. G. ( frothing at the mouth, after visit to orderly room and a toilsome climb to N. C. O. ' s room) : " Say. how about a taps in- spection? " (Shaking him). " K. " Co. N. C. O. " Zzzzzzz-ummmmM Yah. What ' s the hurry? Has taps? thud). CAPT. KEISEI -What? (heavy " Hey. wii ' ie, drag that bird out- side, you can ' t report ' all in ' with him here. " Curtain. And why not? Why be bother- ed with such obsolete formalities as a taps inspection? Just boot- licking the T. D. by doing it, when there ' s no sense in it; no- body ' s gone over the hill yet. Such is the psychology of the " K " Co. Bolsheviks — red as the inner chamber of the Soviets. At- tempts have been made to propo- gate our doctrines thru the Corps. but the only successful uprising, accompanied by the raising of the red flag on the O. D. ' s flagpole in camp, was almost disastrous. But the fire still glows, or as we say in " K " Co., the blood still trickles, and " K " Co. is still the com- pany of Gil and Abie. (I wonder what they looked like.) Page three hundred twenty -thr Captain Garland Butchers Wall, J. F. Corderman Gilbreth. ]. H. Byrd Wiley, N. J. Lieutenants Kvster Earle Wilson. R. C. Barbour Wliittier Forney 4th Class Privates McNamara, W. D. Miller, A. M. Fritzsche Allan, C. C. W. Van Home Thompson, J. V. Geary Beynon 1st Sergeant Quinn, H. A. Handy Brewen DeShazo Phelan Houseman Brownlee Co. Supply Sergeant Green, ]. W Johns Colby Munson, F. P. 2nd Class Privates Ludli m Evans. J. B. Sergeants (. ' ..vie Moran, I. J. Fink Barnes. W. H. Howard, F. E. Riggs, T. S. Giddings Ford, H. P. Kochevar Sams Holbrook Tausch Loughborough Sanders, F . L. Johnson. L. B. Sloane Todd, F. A. Sherburne Jones, S. E. McDaniel West. R. J. Smith, R. L. Jopling Corporals 3rd Class Privates Tarrant Judge Tavlor Anderson, F. L. Tavlor, R K. Keirn. 1 ). J. Cox Bisson Traub Kinard Schwab Breden Tunner Kinnee ii mimi ' iimi i muni urn Kraus LaPpage McArthur, P. H. McClintick McCoy, J. W. McMillan McNeill Melton Merrill, P. W. Nesbitt Newsom Nichols. J. A. Sartain Shimmel Shimonek Stephenson, S. V. Stevning Stewart Ward, R. W. Watkins, K. " L " COMPANY SATAN reflectively s h o v e d another Tac on the fire, and put a couple aside to COol. In a sullen manner he swished his tail. and poured forth his plaint to the unresponsive stars — " Alas, a n d also alaek! Are there no hard hombres left in the world. ' I crave an aggregation of 1 i r d a that would call on the Com in their bedroom slippers. Give me some- thing tuff! " In response to t h e s e words sprang a tribe of the truly tough — from " Plain Mr. Smith, hut I ' m very wild, " to a certain l ' lehe who was heard to remark. " Glawss, please. " You doubt me? Come any day. any time, and watch the pereginations of our noted Y up and down the spines of their 1 arms. Or hear the hollow of th Classmen, who are usually t CAPT. CRAM ' : ling ' s ■r brothers at jovial Second indifferent to move and count on the lambda of their childish peeps t tine armor In spite always has activities, .■ de Corps. " perform what the close proximity of a homely mouth, twisted in friendly greeting, is generally known to do. Oh, yes! Casually, hut not boastfully, we mention a hatt commander, two captains, the best rifle shot in the Corps, one woof- woof, and so on, ad infinitum. We have our share of athletes, too — one of whom, as I remember, pinked the Navy on the gazoozy- woozy during the Intercollegiates last year. The Hellions are more subdued lately, on account of the refining influence of the frills on the new pajamas; hut a new crop will soon hurst forth arrayed in all the pris- the Eleoite. a few chronic deadbeats, " L " Co. d. and always will have her share of etics. and last but not least, " esprit FIRST CLASSM1 N Page three hundred twenty-five ALL ' S well that ends well, " runs the old saying, and all ' s well with the Corps. Like the summary of a story. " M " Co. contains a little of the best of all that ' s gone before. We an- tin- last work in soldiers. Xo forma- tion would In- complete without Like the Gods when tiny made the ' 1 ' itans. the Powers that made the Corps stopped with " M " Co. — they were frightened at their own handiwork. Ever since, we have been a problem to the T. 1). using on the average ten tacs a year. Tacs may come and tacs may go, but we go on forever — c PT calm, unflustercd. and serene. No, we ' re not in- different. We just don ' t care. " File-boners on the left flank. ' ' is never heard in " M " Co. Drop around to the land of the lazy and the WHITSON pool tables. sanctum of the sedentary some af- ternoon. Meet some honest-to- goodness ham- ' n ' -eggers. Stop in any room, and if there ' s no one in sight, look in the alcoves — we may be taking o u r exercise. Help yourself to a skag. ( we keep ' em on the table), and out witli your errand. It makes no difference what you want, there ' s someone in " M " Co. to fix you up. And what ' s more — he ' ll be glad to do it. The First Class Club is ours by propinquity. Of course, we ' re very generous, and our classmates are always welcome there — but we do wish they wouldn ' t use the We hope you like us, but if you don ' t — that ' s tough. Be a good boy and maybe you ' ll be a ham- ' n ' egger when you grow up. hundred twenty-sevc Page three hundred twi ntj eighl s HomrGMirtte THE Honor Committee is typical of West Point. This body of men has in its keeping the traditions of honor which arc the guiding prin- ciples of all those who have graduated from the Academy or who have otherwise absorbed the spirit that underlies the West Point motto of " Duty. Honor, Country. " It is the function of the Coin mittee to smooth out difficulties, which in as elab- orate a system as tin West Point Honor Code, art- sure to arise. One fact concerning the Honor Committee may sound paradoxical. It is that the Honor Com- mittee is most efficient when it has least to do. It is plain that if the Committee can so arrange and expound its interpretations that no misunderstand- ings can arise, there will be no honor violations. This condition is th Committee. lim of each year ' s Hoik It might be well to stress to some extent the fundamental principle which is the basis for the Code, in order that the Honor System may be shown in its true perspective. This principle is that the Corps Honor depends on the honor of each indi- vidual Cadet. Thus the aim of the Honor Code i ' . to leave as much latitude as is possible to the conscience of the Corps. Believing that men are fundamentally honest and will react honestly to conditions which recognize that virtue, the West Point Honor System is constructed so as to suggest nit not to detail, almost all honor procedure, leav- ng the Spirit of West Point to guide the Corps. Page tlircc hundred Iwcnty-nin " S BudeNote? BUGLE NOTES, " like The How- itzer, is an annual publication, and it performs a very real function for the Corps. It is a West Point encyclopedia, revised each year, and issued to the ravening multitude along in May. In it is to he found all conceivable information on every j)hase of life at our " rockbound Highland home. " From it the Plebe ob- tains that inexhaustible supply of " poop " which, to the casual observer, he seems to spend all his time memorizing. And the Upper Classman is always going to it for such odd bits of knowledge as the postage rate to Squash City or the number of surplus tenths he has in math. " Bugle Notes " enjoys the unlimited confidence of the Corps. Not so long ago two men were slugged because, when it came to a disagreement between their leave orders and ' " Bugle Notes " as to the day fur- lough ended — they bet on " Bugle Notes, " and came wending their way blissfully in on September 1st. But for all of that, " Bugle Notes " is final, authoritative, and unquestioned — in the Corps at least. Without it we would be lost. Page three hundred thirty Page three hundred thirty-one Carol of a Christmas Area Bird At peak of noon, for just a splash of blue I szceep the sullen skies day after day. There is no rift; I find no hue, But just a great, grim canopy of grey. At dead of dark in vain I scan the dim And silent dome abovt aloft, afar, There is no vagrant ray from rim to rim; Infinitude of night — and not one star. A chilling damp enwinds me as a shroud, A pall of mist arises from the sea. I look where Heaven teas and cry aloud; A far, faint sigh comes moaning back to me. The home of fire gleams; I shall not feel its glow, Xor glimpse the joy, nor hear the laughter ring, But onward trudge my weary way. And so, I ask you. Death, old dear, where is thy sting! Y 3! O- Page three hundred thirty-two o , re THE POINTER OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT II. W. Ehrgott, Managing Editor T. Calhoun, Jr., Asso. Editor D. L. Van Syckle, Asso. Editor 1 ' . M. Reeve, Asso. Editor C. McK. Conzelman, Liter- ary Editor XV. E. House, Editor-in-Chief II. . ToFTOY, Art Editor ( ' . ( ' . Carter, Professional Notes II. S. Hawkins, News R. K. McDonough, Sports E. C. Smallwood, Humor E. J. Van Horne, Asso. Literary Editor BUSINESS DEPARTMENT W. A. Walked. Business Manager F. L. Ankenbrandt, Circu- lation Manager T. II. JAMES, Asso. Circula- tion Manager E. R. Heiberg, Advertising Manager K. I.. MuNSON, .l.v.v-1. . , : ' ,., ' Using Manager. THE summer of 1923 saw the birth of the Pointer, as a result of the efforts of the class of - 1-. The first year of existence was trying, to say the least. The venture was admittedly an ex periment and it was entirely due to the untiring efforts of Page and his staff that the following June found the magazine not only thriving hut fairly well established in the field of collegiate publications. Hopkins and his staff, of the class of ' ' - ' ■ " . Stepped into harness and carried cm the work of the founders by giving the Pointer a more individual character and by broadening the Scope of its usefulness. Their enthusiasm was .-is sin cere as it was inexhaustible, and they passed along tci US their spirit and their vision of a bigger and better Pointer. So we, in turn, have tried to add something of value to the contributions of our predecessors, and ree liiiwlri-il thirty-three POINTER STAFF : Van Syckle. Ehrgott, House, Walker, Atlkenbrandt, Heiberg. Middle row: Munson, E. L.. James, Toftoy. Reeve. Smallwood, Calhoun, Back row: Van Home, Carter, C. C, Hawkins, H. S., McDonough, Conzelman. we like to feel that we have done something to- ward placing the Pointer on a firm and lasting foundation. We have worked together remarkably well and have generally felt phased with the re- sults of our efforts. Our work has been an end- less pleasure and has been well worth the time and trouble which it cost us. It is only proper that we different to our efforts, have been in many in- stances almost an enthusiastic as we. As long as we receive this support from the officers and the Corps, The Pointer will continue to expand and grow better. It will continue to reflect the spirit of the Corps and the Academy. Now, we who are about to go our several ways, deliver the Pointer into the hands of those who follow us. Give it ree hundred thirty-four M I ! iM-oni row: Donald, Land. C. . Doan, Chamberlain, I ' axs. Back row: Strauss, Wetzel, Peery, Wilson, R. C, William; THE POINTER A S S I S T ANTS % Vfo Page three hundred thirty-six i . hundred thirty-seven Page three hundred thirty-eight Page three hundred thirty-nine LJ D rpiIE HOWITZER is not made by the Howitzer Board alone. We can- not mention all the men in the Corps who have helped ns in the production of this book. However, we would like to express our appreciation for all that they have done. Especially do we thank the fol- lowing-: Maj. T. B. Catron, our censor, for his interest in the progress of the hook and his many ideas and suggestions. Maj. D. C. Cubbison, for his assistance to the Business Staff. Lt. Col. B. A. Alexander. Professor of Drawing, for his assistance to the Art Staff. Mr. Hugh Murrill. Jr.. ' 19. President of the Queen City Printing Co.. for his help in making the hook. Lieut. Larter, ' 24. for his aid to the Art Staff. Mr . Charles O. Benson, of New York City, for his work in connection with the advertising. Mr. Charles Weilert, photographer, whose aid has been invaluable. Mr. William Stockbridge. for his art suggestions and assistance. Mr. Grantland Bice for his " write-up " of the Navy football game, 1925. House. ' 26, Johnson. M. S., ' 27. Biggs. ' 28, and Carr. ' 29. for their respective class histories. Toftoy. ' 2(1. Lundquist, ' 27. and Wil- son. ' 28. for their art work. White ' s Studio. The Sergeant-Major ' s Office. The Ordnance Museum. The 1926 Howitzek Board. indi i .! Fort) ' A 1 1 THERE are many kinds of libraries, ranging from the room in the grocery store cellar to the tr r ■ .- 1 1 city library whose building covers a Mock and which complains bitterly over the meagerness of i ts annual appropriation of millions. In between these two extremes there is a happy medium — the library that contains enough to last a mail several lifetimes, hut that is small enough so that lie can find what he wants without ii ' oint; ' to his Baedecker to do it. An unusually good ex- ample of this class is the Military Academy Li- brary. It is no maze of long corridors with locked doors bearing Mich enlightening legends as " History- Samoa and Staten Island. To draw a hook from this room see attendant in history office six floors up. " One is free to go anywhere in it: and. except for a few rare or irreplaceable works, nothing is under lock and key. As might he expected, t h e Library is most complete in its section re I a t i ng to m il i t a ry his- tory, and in its coll ect ion of maps. However, it is an obscure subject indeed, concerning which nothing can be .. , n» l RGERY BEDINGER, found. .,.,„ Page three hundred forty-one MUSIC is reputed to have power to soothe the savage beast. Possibly that is the reason why, while still in Fourth Class In- struction Barracks, each of us has a chance to show his vocal ability in a tryout for the Choir. We all sing " Glory to God, " and Mr. .Mayer replies, to most of us, " Next! " Some few out of each class are chosen, and are added to the Choir, which is normally about one hundred and fifty voices strong. To this group he- longs the doubtful privilege early every Sunday, and the undeniable one of going down to New York for a week-end in February. They surely earn that trip. The Choir is the product of much hard work by all of its members, and especially by Mr. Mayer. Aided by the magnificent chapel organ, it makes the musical part of our religious service deeply impressive, not only to the casual visitor, hut also to the cadet. It unquestion- ably deserves the high reputation it enjoys as a choir. hundred Eorty-tv Pane three bundre YMCA THE CAM NET Storke, II- P.. President Baird, Vice-President I ST, J. M.. ,Yr,- arv Y. M. C. A. activities at West Point have a handicap in the small amount of free time available to Cadets. On account of this they are confined almost entirely to half hour meetings Sunday nights after supper. These meetings are held in Thayer Hall or the gymnasium, depending on the size of the anticipated audience. They usu- ally take the form of an informal talk by some speaker, either local or imported. The subject matter of these talks varies widely, as they range over almost everything a Cadet is interested in: tin Army, political and religious affairs, and ath- letics. Trai ' nf.u., Treasurer 1 ' i ddicord, Assist. Secretary Donald, Assist. Treasurer The Corps is always watching the Y. M. C. A.; and whenever a good offering is anticipated, it is sure to turn out in large numbers — -even if Plebes are not required to go any more. Whenever Colo- nel Holt is willing to discourse on politics, sardine- can tactics have to he employed to get into the hall, and any speaker along in November who is willing to talk about the Navy game is sure of a large crowd. During .lime Week, a smoker is usually held at the Children ' s Playground, and tin speeches and accompanying hoodie fight bring to a fitting con- clusion the V. M. C. A. year. THE Dialectic Society was originally a debating club rejoicing under the brain-staggering title of " Amosphic Society. " Tins unpronounceable organ- ization bad for an avowed object " Improvement in composition, debate, and declamation. " It was followed suc- cessively — more or less — by tbe Philo- matbean, tbe Ciceronian, and finally tbe Dialectic Society. Arguments must have to burn tbe top floor off of barracks. Time lias changed the purpose of the Dialectic Society until now its chief (we might say " only " ) function is the pro- duction of the annual Hundredth Night Show. For a detailed account of this year ' s production, and therefore of the activities of the Society, the reader is re- spectfully referred to page 263 et sequens I ' agc three hundred Eortj six ft !!I i CK, P. J. One month BRADY One in an Ih CONDON Two months DAVIDSON, J. R. One month FORD, H. P. .SV.c months GAFFNEY, R. A. Owe month Six months HAWTHORN Six months HEIBERG Six months AimBircb j? { " ) THE SLUGOIDS Yeomans, Gross, Sims, Peck. Davidson, I K . Werner, Heiberg. Hawthorne, Ford, I,and, John-.,,,. ].. v. Third row: Black, R., Grizzard, GafFney. Top row: Heidner, Riggs, Condon. HISTORY tells us that the battle of Tours was fought in 732 by the French under Charles Martel and the Saracens under certain great leaders, and that the French won a decisive victory. But we know better. We know that the battle of Tours is fought every Wednesday and Saturday between the Tactical Department under the Battalion Hoard and the buck privates under great handicaps, and that the Tactical Department al ways wins a brilliant victory, With great wear and tear to the privates ' shoe Leather. This modern battle of Tours is no mere practice maneuver, carried out once in a great while if the weather isn ' t too threatening. On the contrary, it is a jjriin fight, held regard less of mud. snow, high water, and Navy game. The T. 1). has never been known to lose. May the nods rest our A. B. ' s weary dojrs! HEIDNER One month JOHNSON. L. W. Two months LAND ne in out h McKINNKY One month PECK One month PLUMMEB One month SIMS One month SMITH, C. R. Two months WADE One month WERNER ( King of the Birds i One month Two months Sir months YEOMANS On, m on III iree hundn d foi t eighl CHESS is a game that has always been asso- ciated with soldiers and military affairs. Napoleon regarded a knowledge of chess as an es- sential part of military training; Von Moltke en- eouraged his officers to play the game. It was only natural that sooner or later a club would come into existence at West Point. During Summer Cam]). 1923. Corderman. ' 26, and Kimm. ' 27 (then ' 2 i). began the organization of the present club. A tournament was held in which the re were eighteen entries. Thurston. ' 26, emerged winner, followed by Kimm in second place. A Corps championship tournament was held in the winter. This time Kimm turned the tables on Thurston, defeating him, and winning the tournament by a score of 12-2: Thurston was sec- ond with 11-3. Shortly after this tournament the Superintendent authorized the formation of the club. Matches were held that year with Princeton and Yale, but both resulted in losses. The 1925 season was more successful. Out ot three starts. Army lost to Bucknell and Princeton. hut the Yale match was won — Army ' s first victory. But more important was the entry of West Point into the newly formed H. Y. P. W. Chess League. The league holds a tournament each year, during the Christmas holidays, at the rooms of the Man- hattan Chess Club. New York City. Play lasts three days, each college being representeil by a team of four plavers. FINAL STANDING OF TEAMS Yak- Harvard Princeton West Point Players Kimm _ l ' overdale Holmer Johnston. P. N. Games Won --8l 2 ..7 ...._ .51, 3 Games Lost 5 ey 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Page three hundred I 1 i I " Fifty miles above New York on the west bank of the Hudson, in the midst of scenery of the most picturesque character, and on a shelving plateau formed by the crossing of a range of the Allegheny Mountains. which here assume almost Alpine proportions, is a name dear to every lover of his country; replete with memories of the struggle for independ- ence and clustering with historic associatioiis — West Point. " — Boynton 1 M1E four men mentioned on this and the fol- . lowing page are selected to show that there have been men of Art and letters among West Point ' s sons, as well as men of arms. There are chosen a historian, a poet, an artist, and a humor- ist; two graduates, two who were Cadets but failed EDWARD C. BOYNTON, Class of 1846, was the historian. Born in Vermont, he was ap- pointed from that state and started his Army ca- reer at West Point in June, 1841. After gradua- tion he served in the Artillery at Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Amozoque, Ocalaca, Contreras, and about every place in Mexico except Tia Juana. After the War he came to West Point to join the Quar- termaster Department, and was later an instructor in French and in Chem, in which latter Depart- ment he became Assistant Professor. In 1855 he left the Academy ami went to fight Indians in Florida, but this apparently did not agree with him. for he resigned a year later and became Pro- fessor of Chemistry in the University of Missis- sippi. Came War. however, as Dawn came in the Movies, and Boynton was driven out because he refused to sympathize with the Confederacy. Re- turning to the North he was offered a position as Colonel by two different Volunteer Regiments, but chose to become a Captain in the Regulars. He u.-is soon sent to the Military Academy again, where he served during the War as Adjutant and as Quartermaster. In 1865 he was breveted Major for faithful service. Again becoming Adjutant of the Post at West l ' oint, he remained in that posi- tion until I ST 1 when he again resigned from the Sen ice. After his second resignation, lie gave his time largely to literary pursuits, and produced among numerous writings his widely read and authentic History of West l ' oint. which begins with the quo- tation above. In addition he was Superintendent of Water Works. President of the Historical So- ciety, Secretary of the Board of Trade, and Trus- tee of Washington ' s old headquarters; this in New burgh where he made his resilience until his death in 1898. to complete the course and graduate. All made names in their lines just as Grant and Lee made names in theirs. This attempt is made to remind that they deserve recognition among celebrated wearers of the Grey. GEORGK II. DERBY, classmate of Boynton, was horn, reared, and appointed in Massachusetts. entering the Academy in 1842. Upon graduation he used his rank of 7 to secure an appointment in the Ordnance, but before his first leave was over In was transferred to the Topographical Engi- neers. In the War with Mexico he participated in the engagements at Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo, and, at the last named place, he was severely wounded. Returning to Washington he was on sick leave for over a year, and on his return to duty was put in charge of the improvement of roads in Minnesota, Texas, and on the Pacific Coast. Later he was in charge of the improvement of the har- bor of San Diego. In 1853-54 he was instrumental in building an extended system of military roads in southern California. These are thought to be the beginning of the road system which later made California the " Tourist " state of the Union. In 1860 Derby was made Captain of Engineers as a reward for 14 years of distinguished service as a Lieutenant. Late in 1859 he broke down from over- work and the lingering effects of the wound he had received in 1846. For two years he was on sick leave in New York City, and died there in 1861, at the early age of 38 years. Thruout his life Derby was in the Limelight for his brilliant wit and humor. The little sketch which now hangs in the Officer ' s Club is only one of the many wise and timely products of his pen. Writing under the name of John Phoenix, he pro- duced his famous book " Phoenixiana " which caught the eye of Fresh Young America in that day just as tin- stories of H. C. Witwcr do today. Another collection of stories, called Squibob Papers, was gotten together after his death, and contains the remainder of his few, but talented writings. Derby in one of the oldest Cadet drawings in existence, pictures West Point as a place of torture where study is accomplished only under severe difficulties. Poe in those famous satires, too many of which have been lost, speaks of it as a playground for Tactical Officers well known to report. Whistler in many scenes from his West Point draw- ings shows it in the light of a pleasant memory. But what is the true West ' e: DGAR ALLEN POE. bom in Massachusetts nil appointed from Virginia. His life at West Point, like All Gaul, and the lives of all men listed in Long ' s English Literature, may be divided into three parts. During the first period. Poe was a model Plebe, contrary to common custom; in fact, his early good behavior was so remarkable that few if any of the Tacs would believe the authorship of the famous " Smokehouse Poetry " which was later traced to him. He received few demerits, and his greater age and likeable qualities gained him the name of " Daddy " among his classmates. He studied too, for he ranked 17 in Math and 2 in French out of .1 class of 87. in a term only half of which was spent in real work. He would probably have rank ed high in English too. had they had that course in 1830; for it is well known that E. A. P. always retained the privilege of coining words and phrases to suit himself. A woman proved Poe ' s finish. When you read that sentence in a popular story you quickly throw the book away, but I hope you are curious enough to read on; for this was no ordinary affair, rather it was not an affair at all. The woman married his foster father, and ended Poe ' s hope of an ulti- mate legacy. Thus losing the one incentive which had held him to the narrow path, he soon asked permission to resign and start out for himself. This permission however was refused. Then came the second period of his life, wherein he tried every means in human knowledge to get himself expelled. They all succeeded. It is rather surprising that such a course should be followed by one formerly so studious and apparently serious; and the powers that be refused to believe it for a time, but later they learned, as the world learned, that one can expect anything from Poe. In January, 1831. after an Army career of six short months, he was tried on charges of absenting himself from duty. direct disobedience of orders, and a score of other crimes. Poe pleaded guilty to all those except the most obvious, more than likely in order to speed the trial. Among the matters of evidence was the oft repeated story of the time when he appear- ed in ranks wearing nothing more than was stated in the order prescribing cross belts for drill. The third period lasted until March 8th until which date Poe was held at the Academy until lie was out of debt. At that time, he drew his balance of twelve cents and departed. It is said that he received money to pay his expenses to New York by promising a book of poems, which the Cadets hoped would be like those he wrote at the Point. When they were delivered they included such wide- ly famous poems as " Unalume, " and " The Raven. " JAMES A. McNEILL WHISTLER, ap- pointed at Large. Chiefly known to West Pointers as the man who said, " If silicon had been a gas. I would now be an Officer in the Army of the United States. " Incidently he is the only West Point man. among a number who have tried, who ever took Paris by storm. Whistler ' s life at the Academy furnishes a mar- velous example of over-specialization. For while he ranked one in Drawing for two years, he paid for it by ranking low in other subjects. Plebe year found him fifth from last in Math and but six files higher in English. Yearling year found him still lower but a provident sick leave allowed him to skip the exams, and he was continued in the third year on trial. Second Class year found him. Dur- ing the first part of the year he gave up drawing and seemed to justify the confidence which placed him in the Junior class without apparent reason. But soon he again began to spend his afternoons in the Drawing Academy and his nights at aimless sketches. On the Chemistry exams lie evidently decided that Oil meant " Oh Hades. " and that Si was silly, so he soon departed hence. Even tho he left no shining marks and gained no shining stars in his Academic endeavors. Whistler undoubtedly gained from his stay at West Point. He came under the influence of old Professor Weir of the Drawing Department who added some of his fifty years experience to the genius of his pupil. Point? Is it this place of torture, this prison, or even this memory? Or is it, as Boynton says, a name clustering with historic associations? It is even more than that; it is fundamentally, entirely, and eternally a Spirit. A breath of life, a God-given soul, an independent existence, a part of the Divine nature, that, and more than that, is our West Point. The origin of the West Point Spirit is, of course, lost in antiquity, hundred uti li ftTfryai, comparatively speaking. All things, even the Fried Egg pictured on these pages, had their Genesis. Some time back in the past, customs began and grew: Plebes discovered that neck pulling improved the personal appear- ance; and Kissing Rock threatened to fall; some man rubbed the nose of the statue now in Thayer Hall, and passed a writ. PRIOR to the World War little interest was manifested in .such matters as eoats of Arms, hut the adoption of identifying insignia by the Divisions during the War eaused popular enthus- iasm to be aroused. Soon a speeial Board was ap- pointed under the War Department to head the re- vival study of Heraldry. One of the first acts of this Board was to study the Arms of the Military Academy, and they quickly became convinced that the Fried Egg was all wrong. The head of the Eagle, t h e y said, should be turned the other way. for t li e present one indicated coward ice ; further, t h e sword on the old one could u e v e r h e drawn fro m b e hind the shield, and was therefore wrong. So the A r in s w a s changed into tin- one « c are n o w familiar with. It is not to lie t li o li g h t that Mr. Hol- di n. wlio was an author of several books on heraldry, was igno- rant of any of the small points of the Art. Rather it is to be thought that these points which were ob- jected to were sacrificed for other points, or for the sake of artistic effect. Or it may be thought that the originators of the Arms looked at the in- signia from the front, in which ease the Arms were correct. But it seems more natural to the present school to put oneself in the Eagle ' s place, and there is then only one correct way to turn the head and sword. So the change was made, and not strangely, the difference i s slightly n o - ticeable. Those who wonder w h v the name Fri- ed Egg was given t o the Arms need on- ly to look at a Kaydet e a p from a dis- tance. W h o started the name i s an- other question, b e y o n d the scope of this t, t. Slowly but surely the old life faded into the new, leaving only a ghost of memory. The days when men were men, and second lieutenants were grandfathers are gone, and iti their place has come an age of " Boy- Captains. " The hop cards of fifty years ago had spaces for minuettes and polkas, today there are waltzes and fox-trots; tomorrow, no one knows! The shell of the Old West Point remains, but other waves wash over it on the sand. The Hop Cards Fifty Years Ago The spirit of West Point has never changed. Still stands the forest primeval, as the " M " Co. poet would say, and under the s h ad e of its branches dwells there the same old race with BJ customs and language. The rock-bound hills still stand, the river still runs, and it is still just fifty miles to New York. Curiosity seekers still journey about looking for old curios; they still argue over the first Cadet Flag , the first graduate; they ■ ss THE FIRST CADET FLAG THERE seems to be much doubt as to which flag was really the first to be carried by the Corps of Cadets. A stand of colors presented to the Corps by the citizens of Boston upon their memorable inarch there in 1821 is popularly sup- posed to be the first. But there are two flags in the Museum whose dates are unknown and about which much innocent speculation exists. They are very much alike in the principal details, so it is probable that one was an improvement on the other. The one shown here is number ! 2( of the Museum collection and is the one about which the most likely supposition exists. It seems that it was made by the ladies of the Post who accompani- ed the Corps to Boston, and was presented after the arrival there. Even so it may not have been borne until after the one presented by the Boston people; who knows? But it is a very pretty, if old. flag, and as a candidate for the honor of being the first, it deserves to be revered. It was certainly one of the first. hundred fifty-eight still tell you that Jefferson Davis spent more time on a certain drawing than he did in preserving the Confederacy, and that the Corps is not what it used to he. Inside those old grey reads and out, every graduate in- stinctively stands with eyes up, thanking his God when he remembers the happy days spent at his Alma Mater. Pag threi hundred lift) Page three hundn i I Page three hundred sixty Page three hundred sixty-two _ m a av Vt The Nation ' s Pampered Pet Excerpt from Chap. 7, Social Calls, Scurvy ' s " Etiquette in Practice. Calling on the Battalion Board THIS is a social call of the most delicate nature, and great care must be taken not to make of oneself " persona non grata. " Quite obviously a visit of this nature is never undertaken without a formal invitation. The invitation may be on a carefully printed form, or may he by general announcement. In either case it is a distinct ' " faux pas " not to acknowl- edge the invitation with one ' s presence at the appointed place and hour. Naturally, the question of clothes arises, and the well dressed cadet will appear his besl in a simple business suit of morning or afternoon grey. Tan or low shoes should never he worn, while white sox instead of a conservative shade of black arc sure to he considered in- appropriate. When you do come before your hosts ' presence, do not rush in precipitously and grasp your hosts ' hands in an assured manner. Rather bend to convention and go through with the formal ceremony your hosts fail to rise to greet you; they believe, as do many of the old school, that such practices should he expected only of the rising generation. Now for the interview itself. The cardinal rule to observe is to avoid ver- bosity. Not only will your attempts to talk much, especially of yourself, he dis- couraged, for your hosts being of the old school still believe that children should he seen and not heard, hut in the course of the conversation you may unwittingly make some statement which will greatly prejudice your listeners. In visits of this nature silence is truly golden. Answer their queries politely and allow them to direct the course of the conversation. Now let us assume that your interview has ended. Do not leave in a curt per- functory manner, hut seek rather to conform to the quaint punctilio prescribed for such occasions as these. Strict ob- servance of these suggestions is certain to make one a great social favorite — one who hid i custom ami prudence prescribe for may expect many imitations from that tl lis situation. 1), not he surprised when athering, The Battalion Hoard. 1 1 nJK i i hundred sixtj [oui hundred Page three hundred sixty-; Harnessing the Area WE hold this Fact to be self evident: that ninety per cent of the Corps is human, the remainder being file-boners. Let the Academic Departments, in the exercise of their regular police duty, deal with the latter; it is with the majority that we arc most con- cerned. As a corollary to the generalization above (a corollary, m someone, is an obvious truth which may he proven in an hour ' s time) it must be stated that in the struggle for Life, Liberty and Cosmopolitan maga- zines, a number of this major party of Kaydets will inevitably come to grief. It is not for us to attempt to evade this necessity of Nature — we rank the first section in Engineering, not in Law. It is our mission to make the best of matters as they stand. We leave it, then, to the Tactical Department to decide the demerits of the case, and pass on to the problem of saving something, not chevrons but dollars, from the deluge. In all calculations the following may be considered as constant : 1. The Battalion Board. 2. The dimensions of the Area. All other terms vary directly or indirectly with the degree of supervision of the tour-walking. The general formula for horse power developed in any engine (human or mechanical) is: H. P. = 2 p L a n .53,000 L is the length of the slug in months. n is the number of tours per month, and may be taken as being 22. The factor 2a may be eliminated as it is immaterial in which area the walking is done. p, expressed in foot pounds per hour, varies as stated above. However a very close approximation may be obtained: The average rate of march is 110 steps a minute. The hours are all of 60 minutes, and each minute is 6o full seconds long. The mean effective p is then = 60 X HO = 6600 foot pounds. and H. P. = 6600 X 22 X L = 4.4 X L. 33,000 Recently L has been averaging well over 2 months, making the average slug equivalent to about 10 H. P. This is about the same force which would be exerted in properly preparing a lesson in Military Hygiene, so that the ability for any one Kaydet to raise Hades to a considerable extent is very seriously doubted. It is interesting, however, to note that if the slug comes nisi before Christmas it is. at the commercial rate of 5c per kilowatt hour, equal to a saving of at least se i nt -five dollars. It is when we stop to consider that an average of twenty Kaydets walk the area at one time that we realize the enormous waste that is taking place. Higher mathe- matics enables us to multiply 4.4 by 20 and get the result 176 H. P. per month. (This is about the amount hi power which would be required to gain one tile in Engineering showing its enormity.) The mechanical device shown here provides an effective means of harnessing this lost energy and turning it to si Hue good use. For example, providing power for electro magnets for the saddles in the riding hall. The operation of the mechanism is as follows: Foot I a) in pressing , ,n platform (b) imparts to it a downward motion. The arm (d) moves down and since u is attached to the arm (el at the joint (fl, and since le) is fixed at the joint (g) to the base (hi, this down ward motion of idi imparts an upward motion to the arm li) through the joint (j I. ' Phis arm being connected to the wheel (k). causes (kl to revolve a short distance. When the fool (a) is removed the spring lei raises the pl.it fin in ibi and through the mechanism traced above revolves (k) back to its former position Thus each succeeding footstep imparts an oscillatory motion to (k). Through the cord this motion is imparted to the drum (m), which is firmly fixed to the ground and to the brace ( u ) . Inside (m) is a spring (o) fixed to the plates (pi, which is a part of the drum, and (p ' ) which is a part of the shaft (q). The operation of (in) is simple — a clockwise rotation of (k) produces a like rotation in (m) through tension in the cord (1). Counter- clockwise motion in (k) releases this tension and the spring (o) returns (m) to its normal position. (In the outside surface of (m) is placed an indicator card properly marked with the name of the Kaydet, the time, etc. By the use of a stylus pressed against this card on the drum, and the proper mechanism for moving the stylus vertically over the surface of the card, an ac curate record of the tour may be kept, and would furnish valuable and permanent information for use by those interested. Another cord (r) is attached to (m) so that the motion of (1) is imparted to it, and thence to the quadrant (s). The joint (t) is fitted with a spring which causes (s) and the arm (s ' ) to have the same oscillatory motion as (k). The brace (u) holds this unit in place and enables the energy of the footstep to move the arm (.v), and rotate the wheel (w) since (v) is connected to ( w ) at (x). Since the jar of the footstep is con- siderably damped by the mechanism, the rotation of (w) will be fairly constant. By means of the brace (y) and the shaft (z), the rotation of (vv) may be utilized in operating the necessary machinery for making use of the energy thus saved. The efficiency of the apparatus is at first sight doubt- ful ; but since the losses due to friction may be balanced to some extent by the mechanical advantage of the lever-arms (s ' ) and (f), it is seen that the results obtainable are at least worth the trouble taken. The principal drawback in the use of this machine is that when the size is increased to fit the entire area, all the birds will have to keep in step, or the full power will not be developed. Apparently, however, a fast cadence set by a more ambitious Kaydet would turn this de- ficiency into an advantage. Several additions, not shown in the diagram, might be made to increase the efficiency of the system. 1. The Kaydets might be made to mark time instead of walking back and forth. This would at the same time : eliminate the horizontal component of the walking force, which is lost in the present machine; eliminate the losses due to friction and elasticity of the air which the Ordnance Department (not we) can show to be considerable ; and since the tendency is to run up the cadence when marking time the power saved would be further increased. This marking time would also de- crease the size of the apparatus and allow for individual machines ; thus it would be possible to figure the mean effective pressure for each man very accurately, and each man might be said to shake a im-cin hoof. 2. It would increase the power gained if the air breathed into the human system were super-heated before being inhaled. Professor Guttermuth has computed that wonderful results may be obtained by super-heating the feed of an ordinary steam engine. The connection between air and steam feed is clear — try and find it! 3. Exhausting steam from an engine into a vacuum has been known to increase the efficiency considerably Why not have the Kaydets exhale through their hats? 4. It is also possible to utilize the heat of the air exhaled on a cold day. since Steam is produced. This, however, depends on a knowledge of the entropy of steam and we omitted that. Various other methods might be devised to increase ill. saving oi power. For instance, the output of the Battalion Board might be increased 1 Or you might harness tin energy expended in dragging me for saying that ! ilf I ' i Page three luimlretl sixty-seven tilfa with humble apologies offered to Milt Gross by Elbert Funnell. too tree Mocks NIZE bebbeh! Geev a lissoii. Wass tilling nize bettime storeh vat about dot in, , 1 ta ry fetlegeh dot Benneb Hevinz. Sotch a rescal ! ! Sotch a gov wass diss Bcnnch Ht-vinz. A hareguleh meeltary lidder potty. Hmm! Wass mebbeh a study off de tectics witt tid- ing witt baynits like de won bruddcrs. ha : Dunt csk ! All de Kayditts wass from de 3rd Kless Club witt de hetletie buss witt de beerieks witt de librewery going opp by de Chepel by de Hobser- watorv-Geev-a-Look-Out buss haround de Fort Bottom witt a deerick line to dot Benneb Hevinz sheek efry efning oder won too tree times week. Soteh a going hon in dott sheek when de Kayditts dreenk opp all de heppel-rice witt all de ruff-cider ! So? Wass riding a ladder stetting dot dey dreenk opp all de Bivo witt de Kuku Kolo witt tsesperella witt grep soda, ha ? Dope ! Smot creeks you iss nicking. Wass dreenking opp all de meelk in de sheek so when dey tink off de archer wass geev won beeg Ha-ha ! und light opp de seegars end de beeg Kernels. Sotch a kollcehshun off meeltary lidders wass in dott sheek ! ! Soteh meeltary manoowers dey dunt hexecute to go opp to dot sheek. Wass learning mebbeh dot meel- tary strategeh? Was streectly a kless in dot Cost Hartillry. ha? N ' u. dunt be fullish. All de meeltary lidders witt Tshcrman witt Grent witt Rabinowitz witt Horeilly wass all streectly high bet lidders. Wass mebbeh Perishing opp dcre. ha? Niebst. Mawruss. only de opper klasses wass going to dot Bcnncli Havinz. Wass all de plepes kerrying opp de steps all de bockets off wodder witt crcckcd biz witt de bong bobs tor de hemty kigs. So wass koming doon from de sheek witt de hemty kigs on de streectly heelical coived hen gineer pat. So wass a wcry konwenient pat for de Kayditts. Mawruss. Sotch a twecsting witt de ternines witt mebbeh won too tree loads off de heppel-rice witt de ruff-cider. Wass koming don from de heel in de moonshine, so? Not moonshine, Dope! Koming don de heel in de moonlight seenging all de Benneb Hevinz beliefs. Sotch a seenging! . . . " Wee! bit farcvell to dot Kayditt grey so dun de Harmy blue! . . . oder . . . " Heyes right, geev a look at de fight, we ' re dot krowd wot ' s sore; weev just kom beck froom Benneh ' s sheek so we dunt go dcre no more " . . . or mebbeh . . . " Dot long grey line wass stretching lief a mile, so wass koming beck from Benin lis sheek witt a goot ruff-cider smile. " So. wass meking potty witt tiding witt brez knoekles witt bleck jecks witt all kinds tsecund sturry wukk oder like de beeg foodbowl pleyehs witt a Tzitzz Boom Bab ! witt de pennace witt de thorns, ha ? Mawruss. wass ronning ron de berricks wilt witt de hreveille gon on de roff off de Haeademic hauz homing oder mebbeh a shimpanzee from Tchina witt de ayerials mek- ing a beeg foss in de Commendence beck yad. Sotch a beck yad ! De Kayditts wokking all de toim by de kloek in de sidewok witt an ettech meking a streectly stret meeltary pat witt hondrit twinty et oder nine staps de minute. Sotch a hengry het de Commend ent ! So he put all de boys in de beck yad wokking de stret meel- tary pat for Benneb Hevinz sheek going opp. Wass mebbeh never go beck by dot sheek off Benneb. ha? Dunt csk. Wass mate opp streectly meeltary potty wot dot potty on de naxt manoowers in de night kepture all de heppel-rice und de ruff-cider in de sheek so iss close de sheek opp. So Benneb Hevinz iss dcre no more und he moved to dot beeg tcity. dot perl off de Hodson Valleh. Hmmm ! Wot wass de perl, ha? Wass mebbeh de Bronnix? Dunt csk. wass Newbug, Mawruss. ft V I $ 4 1 r THE YEARLING The Yearling. The Yearling, With a genius for " crawling " and girling. Docs he envy the fellow with two stripes, or three? Does he pipe graduation and glory ? Not he — Leave that to the graveand the glum. He ' s hard and he ' s haughty, Tho ' not half as naughty As you may have thought he Had lately appeared to become. The Yearling. The Yearling. Thro ' the maze of the dance he goes whirling, He ' s straight as an arrow and strong as a bull, With a jump like a colt and a kick like a mule. He ' s a mixture of goodness and gall. He ' s spick and he ' s spooney. The femmes find him mooney. The hives call him looney, But maybe he ' s fooling ' em all. The Yearling. The Yearling, He ' s there with the stuff- and he ' s sterling. He ' s finished the quarter and well down the half, He ' s there with the spirit and there with the laugh And his skies arc eternally blue. Let no one oppose it, )j He looks it. he shows it. He ' s good and he knows it, Still, he knows that he owes it to — you The Yearling, The Yearling. The flow ' r of the army unfurling. He ' s healthy and scrappy And husky and happy And cockey and snappy; And sleek as the knob on the door. With plebcdom behind him and furlo ahead, Do you wonder he wakes up and hollers in bed? The Yearling, The Yearling, The luckiest man in the Corps! :t »un When Adam found Eve he was awkward and shy So he blushed and then stammered every time she went by But at last he grew bolder — began to pay court ( " l m really must trust this authentic report) And he whispered one evening when daylight had flown " You ' re the sweetest of girls that I ever have known. " When Adam implored that Eve be his bride She started and looked up and down then she sighed And he barely could hear her softly decli re i This is true in detail as you all are aware) For she answered him quie,t in a voice sweet and low " I must have time to think- -it ' s so sudden you know. " three hundred si v nt) Report of Delinquencies, Co. " J , " United States Corps of Cadets For Jeb.. . .30, 102 . Burns De Shazc Harold, T. 1. Irish Dressed and asleep in sink at taps inspection. But one dirty sheet on bed, A. M. 1. Making bed with hay on practice march, there- by depriving horse of full ration of forage. Section marcher losing cadet on way to recitation in Philosophy. Jones, M.D. Room orderly not swept under bed. Kirkpatrick, G. Improper thoughts. Mo ran Triple tt Bedding not properly shined. Substituti ng his hat for that of the Corporal of the guard, thereby causing him to present a ludicrous appearance while on post at the ,Mess Hall. A .N .Y7 ' Tac Gapt.,Inf., D.O.L. ?s The story teas one I had made myself, And I ' d thought that it wasn ' t so poor. lint she— ah she — only laughed and said, " I know, l)nt I ' ve heard it before. " After a time, when the moon came up, I said, " It ' s you I adore: ' lint she- all she— only laughed and said, " I know, but I ' ve heard that before. " I turned tlie talk to gossip then Recounted tales galore. lint slu— ali she- only laughed and stud. I know, hnt I ' ve heard them lufore. " " Don ' t you see. " she stud (and she crossed Iter knees Inferring thai I was a bore.) lint me— AH ME — only laughed and said, •Ik toil I ' ve s( en em beiorc hef 1 L _ e hundred ' aye three hundred Page thn e hundred entj four " I may be a fireman ' s daughter, but I ' m not exactly — er — extinguishing ! " Speaking of Christmas leave — the unlucky man is the one who went back at attention to open his locker doors, found them already open, dropped his slip stick on the way out. then got quilled for run- ning a late, not bringing slip stick to class, and for slidr rule on floor at a.m.i. Barber, waxing bottle of hair tonic. " Will you have anything on your hea d after I ' m through with you? " Kaydet. mournfully. " I doubt it ! " bound in the ad. dept. of the Pointer: For rent, desirable furnished room in North Barracks. Eastern exposure, steam heat (some- times); two alcoves; colonial fireplace (unused); twin beds; other furniture per regs U. S. M. A. Extras: One (1) 1903 model Vic. with new crank, three (3) slightly cracked records. Good janitor service. Present incumbent ' s reason for leaving: 1. Chemistry, l ' . Philosophy. 3. Spanish. (Pro in drawing). KZ 3k lK ag3 la. SO The Charge of the Bobbed Brigade ( With abject apologies) Bobbed hair to the right of us, Bobbed hair to the left of us, Bobbed hair behind us, Tresses asundered. Some with a heavy crop, Some with a light crop, Into the barber shop Walked the bobbed hundred. Women of high degree, Women past fifty-three Determiner that they shall be One of the numbered. Women of even class. Mother, Daughter, little lass, Sweetheart, sister, join the mass Of the bobbed hundred. Some with hangs, some without Some are spangled all about. Some in curls, some in doubt 1 ' cnnng they have blundered. Some of them do look swell, Sunn- of them look likt well, It ' s best sometimes not to tell How looked the bobbed hundred. IS X M i a hundred seventy-seven V»iJJ r ' As it was in the beginning- Is now Col. Robinson, at lecture — " Gentlemen if you get these principles in your head, you get it all in a nut-shell. " McDonough. during B. S. lest — Yeh, and I know a femme who sleeps with her gloves on to keep her hands soft. Harvey — You must sleep with your hat on. Capt. Crane to Hamer Ford — Will you please see me at five? Hamer, asleep after a hard night of poker — Yes. I ' ll see you at rive and raise you ten. And liver mure Shall be. " ON DRAWING A 37mm GUN Scene — drawing academy. Enter weary Cadet after a trying morning. Takes hat and coat off. Happily, has remem- bered to wear white shirt. Wends his way to desk. Takes out compass, rulers, pencils, erasers, pro- tractors. T squares, triangles, dividers, sandpaper, dust rag, and blue prints. Wonders where to put them all. Looks at corrections on drawing from last time. Decides to rub out whole thing and start again. Rubs it out. Sharpens pencil for ten min- utes. Examines point. Decision favorable. Turns around to look at clock and knocks compass and T square on floor. Picks them up. places same on desk, and knocks eraser off. Same bounces. Dil- igent search follows. Hurrah — there she is. right under the P ' s foot. Bends to pick it up and breaks conical point. Sharpens pencil to conical point for ten minutes. Examines point. Decision favor- able. Drawing commences and continues until conical point breaks. Sharpens pencil to conical point for ten minutes. Xo examination (No P ' s near). Drawing resinned. " Re-e-e-s-s-t ! " Reads half of a letter from O.A.O. — " and dear, my Love for you will — " Resume work! " Gr-r-r-r-. Draw- ing continues. Wonders what part to draw next. Which blue print to use. Where to find it. Also wonders how she ended the letter. Two hours al- most up. Looks drawing over. Decides that the gun is supposed to be drawn witli muzzle to the left. Erases drawing, puts tools away. Leaves happy. No more drawing for two days — joy — bliss. — The Pointer. hundred seventy-eight Page three hundred eighty [■age !! " ■ ■ linn l B. (. ' —Area Bird— Cadet who is serving punishment by walking tours — see Tours. Absolutes («.;— Members of the last section in any sub- ject The Goats of the Class. M I i n. i— A. M. Inspection— Daily inspection made by Tac between 8:00 and 10:30 A. M. Area (n.)— The backyard of Barracks, and roosting place of A. B. ' s. Army Child (n.) — Cadet whoso Daddy was an Army man. B. A. (ti.)— Busted Aristocrat— Cadet Officer who has been reduced to the grade of private. B-Ache (».,)— Explanation of a report, also a complaint. (v. i— To attempt to have a report removed, to ex- plain a report, also to complain. Batt Board (n.) — Battalion Commander ' s Board before which Cadets are put to the question for the more serious offences. Beast Barracks (n.)— Preliminary training of Cadets during first summer. Barracks occupied by New Cadets. Beast (n.) — New Cadet, applied only during the first two months of a Cadet ' s life. B. Food (ii .)— Breakfast Food— any kind of cereal serv- ed in the Mess Hall, also paste used in marking targets. B. J. (adj. I— Impertinent, flippant— usually applied to Plebes. Before June. Bird (n.i — Area Bird — see A. B. Black Book (n.)— Regulations U. S. MA— We learn what ' s wrong with this picture from it. Blase (adj.) — Forward. B.J. Board Fight in.) — Recitation in which all members of a section, at the boards, are given the same questions. Bone iv.) — To exert oneself to obtain some object as — Muck— To exercise for the purpose of increasing one ' s strength. Check Book— To practice economy for the purpose of Week-end. or the like. Dis — To avoid getting demerits. Make— To strive for gold braid. Tenths— To burn the mid-night for academic stand- ing- Boodle in.)— Confectionary, skags, and the like— form- erlv any thing that was contraband. B ii Fight in.) — Gathering to aid a Cadet in con- suming an excess of boodle, usually after taps. BoodLEr ' s In.) — Restaurant where Boodle is obtained by the expenditure of our " milk tickets. " BOOTLICK m. i — Favour. ' v.i — To bone toady for a few files on the Coin ' s poop sheet. Brao (v.) — To assume the correct military carriage- applied to Plebes. Brf.ak Ix or Out ft ' .)— To enter or leave the Hospital. B S. in.) — British Science — Superfluous words. Bi i i. i n. I — A Cadet Private, cadet sans chevrons. -To resist— bone Pale Pink. BUGLE (v.) — To remain at board in order to avoid re- citing. Bugle Notes (n.) — Plebe Bible— hand hook of the hell- dodgers. Butt I n.) — A remnant. CHILDREN ' S Hon; (n.) — Period set aside every afternoon for the Goats, in which their study is supervised. ClT ill. I — A civilian i»J — Civilian clothes— what the well dressed Ca- det does not wear COAST With in.i — The condition of being married, and in the Coast Artillery all at the same time. ( ,,,11, CORP (n.) — Plebe whose duty is to pour the cof- fee and cocoa at meals, i mm, adj. ) — Complete or unlimited; absolute l.i m. i n. i — A show put o evenings at Summer Camp. Cow ii. i- -Commandant of Cadets — Lord High Execu- tioner, etc. Com ' s Mack Y rh (n.) — Area of South Barracks — Habitat of A. B. Cox in.) — Confinement — being confined to one ' s room for a period of time. Corp hi.i — Corporal — Second Class chevron ' s, and the lowest grade of make. Crawl (v.) — To reprimand, rebuke — to whisper sweet nothings into the ear of some one. C. Q. (n.) — Call to Quarters; a period during which the Cadets must remain in or near Barracks or their rooms. 1) i n. i — Deficient in one ' s studies, below an average of 2.0. DeadbeaT i ii. i — Cadet skilled in the art of evading soir- ees or hard work ; an easy time. iv.) — To evade an unpleasant task. Demo i ii. i — Demerit, smallest in the system of punish- ments. Dissi (adj) — Cadet who is careful to observe all the regs lest he receive an excess of quill. Div in. i — Division of Barracks containing usually 16 rooms. Doughboys n. ) — Infantry. D. P. i n. i — Dining Permit; permission to deadbeat a meal in our elegant quick order restaurant and delicatessen. Drag (v.) — To escort a lr.dy; to annoint with sammy, shoe blacking, growley, or glue, for the purpose of commemorating some occasion such as a birthday, the pulling of a poor grind or the attainment of chevrons and the like. Drive (v.) — To convoy or conduct. D. T. CiiJ— Double time; gait assumed by all Plebes while in barracks or area. Dixrot |ii mguard I i ii. i — Generic term applied all Plebes. or [li MFLICKET J to any thing, the name of which is Dumbjohn I not known or forgotten Elephant (ii.) — Cadet who has not qualified in Mr. Vizay ' s " school of the dance. " Engineer (n.) — One who stands near the top of his class in any academic subject — antonym of goat. F. D. (n.i — Full Dress; a species of corset and straight jacket that is worn on various festive occasions. FEMME in. i — Young lady. FESS ' n. • - -An absolute failure; zero point zero for a recitation. i v.i — T-ri fail completely in a recitation. Find (n.) — To discharge one for deficiencies in studies or discipline. Fish Eye in. ' — Tapioca Pudding. Flirtation- in I — Flirtation Walk;for further particulars see any Cadet. Flanker (n.) — Tall Cadet, member of " A " or " M " Company. Fore! (excl.)-A warning signal for the approach of danger in the form of a tai , O G., golf ball or other form of peril. Foundation (n.) — That cold day in January when the list of foundlings is made known. Foundling (n.) — Victim of an Academic or the tactical department. Fried Egg mi. — Insignia of the Corps, worn on the F. D. hat or Dress cap. I ' iri.oi ..ii (n I— Leave of ten weeks granted to the Sec- ond Class upon the completion of the Third Class year. 5 1 8 1 Page three hundred eight; tvvc Gig ». : — Delinquency; report, " r skin. (v. i — To report some one for delinquency. Goat (n.) — A member of the absolutes— at the opposite end of the class from the Engineers. Grind f»J— A joke. Gross (adj) Vwkward, clumsy, rustic, dense. Growled (n.) One of the 57 varieties — Tomato Catsup. (v.) — To blush; tn become discomposed, in i i v i— ' I ' " commit a rank error. (,i wii; (n.) -Plebe whose duty it is to keep the tabic supplied with food. Ilw Harbor (adj) — Three feet higher than high hat extremely snobbish. Hell-Cats in. i — Musicians who wake the turps by playing Reveille. Hell-Dodgers i a. i — Members, officers, and habituates of the V. M. C A. Hell-ON-THE-Hudson iii.i — Home of " the Nation ' s pampered pets " - West Point. II. I. Card (n.) — Hours of Instruction Card which ac- counts for every absence of a Cadet from his i n Hive (v.,)— To grasp, perceive to apprehend one in a breach of regulations. II i adj) — Bright and scintillating along the academic line. Hoi ' in. i — A dance — where all the snakes may he found. i :•. i — To dance. Hundredth Night in.) — One hundred days to June, when the sun rises over the hills as the Corps leave the Mess Hall ; also a show given that day. [-Co in.) — Grey jersey worn when the North Wind doth blow. I i Mm; i i.s i n. i — See Goats. JuiCE (n.) — Subject in which " the rule for guessing " is applied ; ileclricity Jl NK SaTURDAI i . i — First Saturday in the month, oil which tlie field equipment is displayed, and shoes in- spected. KaydET i n. I — Cadet — Nation ' s Pampered Pet. Keen-File mm — Well respected person, fine fellow. member of " A " C. i. (v.) — To cheat or swindle one out of a possession. Limits (n.) — The boundaries which a Cadet may not transgress. I.. P. a ■ n unpleasant m unattractive person. adj ' — I listasteful, uncouth, l n OraGGER i ii i -The Plebe who delivers the mail to a division. Maki a. i — Cadet with chevrons on his sleeve. (v.) — To appoint a C. (let as an officer or non-com. Max a. ' — A three-point-zero; a complete success. Tn receive a 3.0, or perfectly perform or do something. Middy (n.) — Midshipman U. S. X. A. There are always plenty around here during the month of September. Vfissot RI National (n.) — Song said to bring forth r. in. li ck n.) Muscle, physical strength. O. A. O. (n.) i ne and only- Her. O. C. n I- Officer in charge — a sort of glorified I ' i D. | n. i— Officer of the Day O. G a. ' Of ficer of the Guard— assistant to the D. inn suffix) Denotes state of being, agent or doer; as quilloid, one who bones quill. I ' mlf ( .leaner of the tenth- 1 ' C S. n Previous Condition of Servitude. One ■ i the prominent points of a Plebe is his P. c s. I ' . I). (n Pennsylvania Dutchman. P. 1. ' n. i — Police Inspection. Inspection made by suh- divers al 6 :20 M. Pipe (n.)—A dead-beat; nothing could be sweeter. (v.) — To look forward eagerly; anticipate PlEBE (n.) -In the language of the . it--a freshman; the unofficial hewers of wood and drawers of water Pl.EBl BlBl i a. Y. M. C V handbook known as Bugle Notes, which contains much necessary infor niation for the Plebe P. M. E. I.i mii n. ' Emergency rations served to the Corps when a g 1 meal is most needed. Podunk in. i Home town, or paper therefrom Police (v.) -To be thrown from a cheval; to be sent to a lower or upper section; or to discard. Poop (n.) — Information thai is to be memorized. P ' -Deck (n.)— Balcony off of 0. C. ' s office. Smith I ' .arracks. P-RADE " . ' — Parade. Pred (n.) — Predecessor, previous appointee from same slate or district, or by same senator or congressman. PrEVII i ii. i — Untimely arrival at any event. Act of be- ing early. PRO. in. i — Proficient, the opposite of De. P. S. (v.) — Post Spoonoid. to escort or drag a femme. P. S. Jacket iii.i— V. I). Coat. Quill In.) — A gig or skin. ' ,- ' . i — To report some one. Rank in.) — Class standing. (v.) — To deserve; also to surpass one either in stu- dies or Military Rating. Recognition (n.) — The end of a Plebe ' s year when he becomes a Yearling by means of the glad hand after Graduation P-rade. Recognize (v.) — To place a Plebe on the same social plane as yourself by shaking his hand. Regs (n.)— Regulations U. S. M. A.— the black hook. REQ. In. I — Requisition; monthly purchase of necessary personal articles from Cadet Store. REVERSE (n.) — State of being persona non grata. Hav- ing the opposite of a bootlick. Runt (n.)—A midget, smaller member of the Corps. Sammy iii.i — Syrup served in the Mess Hall. S. I. in.) — Saturday Inspection. Weekly struggle for quill by the T. D. Short (adj.) — Mean; abusive of rank. Sk w. i ii. i — Cigarette. Skin In.) — No relation to the S. you love to touch. See quill. Skin List in.) — List of delinquencies published daily. Slimy (adj.) — Unpleasant, disliked, short. Slip-Stick iii.i— Slide rule. Sine qua non of the En- gineers. SLUG (n.) — Special punishment awarded by the Supe ; also a soiree. (v • To award a special Punishment; to soiree some one. SNAKE (n.) — Lady killer; prominent in the gentle art of dalliance. Soiree (n.)- Disagreeable duty; unpleasant assignment SOUND-OFF in. ' — powerful far-carrying voice, sought after by all. iv.) — To make a loud noise unto the Lord. Tac. in. ' — Tactical Officer — an officer who is in charge of a empany of Cadets Tarbucket mi.;— Full Dress Hat. T. D. in.) — Tactical Department; Com and his hench- men. TENTH (n.) — Smallest unit in the daily fight For exist erne Ten tenths, one unit: two units, one pro. Tour (n.) — One hour on the Ana Tenth Avenue mi.;— Rue between the Academic Build- ings. TlK-i r ii fo gum your spec-; Mess things up. TiN-S( ii. I Any Military School other than West Point. Turkey iii.i Hash. Ti RNBACK in i -Cadet who has failed to advance with his class and has joined the following one. Walri. (n.) — Cadet who has failed to qualify in swim- ming. W iter Com- mm — Plebe who pours water and milk. Wo iN - oil i I Gross, stupid. Will ii ' --Written recitation, the eademic Depart- ment ' s w.n of putting the Cadets to the question. Third Classman; Sophomore; locally 1 iii iw ii as a recognized I ' lebi . . hundred eighty-three T 1 D THE THAYER HOTEL HE Thayer Hotel is located at the south end of the post. opposite the Cavalry drill grounds. With its battlements and walls faced with sandstone, brick, and terra cotta. it seems more like a sixteenth century manor house than a twentieth century hotel. Six stories high, (let us hope that the good old regulation about the upper floors being off limits is still in effect), it contains 2-M rooms, among them suites for the President and other high officials. 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COLLEGE AWA UALS CHARLOTTE WORTH CAROL VA » l ' aj;e three hundred ninety OUR ARMY— OUR MOTION PICTURES WE ARK JUSTLY PROUD OF ROTH TN the world ' s affairs the American Army West Point men guiding and - - leading it— has had always a noble and helpful place. Whenever it fought it triumphed; and a better world resulted from its victories. It battled not for the sake of war. but for the sake of peace. In the world ' s affairs the American motion picture now has an important and helpful place. It is striving for the same great ends — peace and a better world. To every nation on earth our films show Americans ' privileges and opportunities. To each of the world ' s peoples we show likewise the ambitions and characteristics of every other people. That brings mutual understanding, and with understanding comes amity. Primarily, of course, the motion picture is and always will be an instrument for entertainment. In that field the American film stands pre-eminent. Pic- tures made in America arc tin- best made anywhere. Those made by members of our Association arc the best made in America. Our companies names arc guarantees of genuine and wholesome entertainment. 33 Motion Picture Producers S Distributors of America, Incorporated WILL H. HAYS, President Pray Productions. Inc. Christie Film Co. Distinctive Pictures Corp. Eastman Kodak Co. Educational Film Exchanges, In Famous Players-Lasky Corp. first National Pictures. Inc. Fox Film Corp. I). W. Griffith, Inc. William S. Hart Co. Inspiration Pictures. Inc. Buster Keaton Productions. Kenma Corporation Kinogram Publishing Corp. Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Cor]). Principal Pictures Corp. Producers Distributing Corp. Hal E. Roach Studios Joseph M. Schenck Productions, Iik Talmadge Producing Corp. Universal Pictures ( lorp. Yitagraph. Inc. Warner Brothers Pictures. In A CANDY MAKING SHOP Recently Added to the Services of Our Fountain Tea Room AN ADDITION to the Tea Room that has a constantly grow- ing list of patrons who are connoisseurs of Candies and Pas- tries and who appreciate the art of the confectioner as practised by a master. French Chocolates with a lingering delicacy of flavor that bespeaks the subtle blending of ingredients; Pastries that are an epicurean delight in their variety of flavor and intricate design. These and other table delicacies, made by our own confiseur, are now a part of the service offered by the Fountain Tea Room — Special Orders given particular attention. John Schoonmaker Son, Inc. TELEPHONE 1234 NEWBURGH, NEW YORK Carl Prism Binoculars New Models WIDE angle, sharp definition and great luminosity, so indispen- sable to military men, characterize Zeiss Prism Binoculars. Hence, they are standard equipment of many services in leading countries, and the unanimous choice of the foremost explorers, nav- igators and sportsmen, the world over. CARL ZEISS, Inc. IBS W. . ' -in! St. N E W Y H K Cotton, Silk and Wool Hosiery and Gloves Look for this Brand. It means Quality and Service Our Army Friends Tell us There are " None Better Made " C p. ubbur» 343 Broadway NEW YORK Jj % m= chrader Valve follow th WHEREVER theU.S. Army and Navy use pneumatic tires, Schrader Tire Valves will be found serving our country and fol- lowing the Flag. You ' ll find them at home and abroad, in the motor- cycle detachment of the Signal Corps, on the Army and Navy automobiles and motor trucks, and in the Air Service. In the Navy, as standard equipment on diving ap- paratus, Schrader Valves help safeguard the lives of Service Men. Schrader Valves sealed air in the first pneumatic tires made in this country. Today, Schrader Tire Valves are standard tire equipment wherever people ride on air. A. SCHRADER ' S SON, Inc. • Brooklyn Chicago Toronto London The diver ' s life depends on proper equipment. The U. S. Army and Navy divers rely on Schrader diving apparatus equipped with SchraderValves. age ilirec hundred George S. Daugherty Co. Packers and Distributors DE LUXE BRAND Quality Canned Foods New York :)() East 12nd Street Pittsburgh l()(i Perm. Avenue Chicago 608 South Dearborn Street McENANY SCOTT ARMY AND NAVY UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT High Grade Civilian Clothes E. T. McExany. for 13 years Manager Cadet Store, West Point Robkrt Scott, for 35 years Cutter Cadet Store. West Point 1 1 West 56th Street New York TELEPHONE. CIRCLE 2811 THE MOORE PRINTING CO. INCORPORATED NEWBURGH-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK College Printing Printers of LET US ESTIMATE ON YOUR 1927 ANNUAL A WRITTEN REQUEST WILL BRING OUR REPRESENTATIVE WITH SAMPLES Page three hundred ninety-fo CADETS AND ARMY OFFICERS Premiums on Prudential Life Insurance Can Now Be Paid Monthly This change applies to policies now in force. The Policy for Cadets and Army Officers TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS INSURANCE AT DEATH $10,000 in a lump sum. DISABILITY MONTHLY PREMIUM $100 a Month ($1,200 a year) . .-,.-, , » u- o», , nn ' . , v . Age 22 — 1st Five years $11.00 and premiums waived during Thereafter ... $19.50 0:-)(i nnn ;( .1 ,fl, ; . ..,,,„.,.] I,,. total and permanent disability Tv • i j 1.1 i_ ' ■ $20,000 it death is caused l » , Dividends are payable begin- oeeurinir before age 60. I liese „• „ . , f j i- B 6 mng at end ot second policy payments do not reduce the year, amount payable at death. ident Page three hundred ninety-five Socony backs its point I IKE West Point, Socony products, be they aviation naphtha, _y or fuel oil, gasoline or motor oil, are backed by a tra- dition of service. Like West Point, Socony carries every objective. No sector in Soconyland is so remote but that you will find Socony at the alert to serve you. Socony employees have an esprit dc corps that is hard to surpass. All branches of the service have used Socony products as " standard equipment " these many years. Socony Gasoline and Motor Oils are leaders to an army of products equal in rank. Let them aid you. Remember that SOCONY is " Standard " STANDARD OIL CO. OF NEW YORK 26 Broadway SD CD NY Gasoline Motor Oil m= liK g STOP THAT HEADACHE with 3A 6V Also Relieves COLDS INFLUENZA LAGRIPPE TOOTILU ' IIK NEURALGIA Docs not affect the heart Non-habit forming 3 Tablets 15 cents 10 Tablets 40 cents When you tind the name of Eaton Crane Pike Company on a box of writing paper you can be sure that the style and quality of your purchase are without question. Page three hundred nin I THANKS— THIS Shop, firmly be- lieving that merit alone counts in the long run, wishes to thank all its friends for their continued evidence of good will. The constant and con- tinued patronage of so many Cadets from year to year in- dicates to us a belief in our methods and confidence in the garments we build that is a constant source of inspira- tion. tartn protfjerss Park Ave. Hotel New York City Tailors Importers Haberdashers Starin Bldg., opp. Yale Campus New Haven. Conn. Mail orders promptly and satisfactorily executed. Page three luindi ed nini The Unquestioned Touch Of Excellence and Character— WHICH you See in some men ' s clothes and Miss in others does not come there by Chance. It is achieved by skillful tailoring to meet the require- ments of one man ' s figure. Not a general average. Only by individual design can per- sonality and distinction be expressed in wearing apparel. There is. too. a GENUINE ECONOMY in buying our custom made garments, as every Cadet who wears them will testify. May we serve you? tartn protf)er£ Park Ave. Hotel . rw York City Tailors Importers I taberdashers Stririn Bldg.. opp. Yale Campus New Haven, Conn. Mail orders promptly and carefully executed Samples mid self-measurement blanks upon request Me CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILL CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA. fJ)(Ca?iufacturers of High Qrade UNIFORM CLOTHS In Sky and Dark Blue Shades for Army, Navy and other Uniform Purposes and the LARGEST ASSORTMENT Page four hundred If 1 1 t S3 p. ' n i The Outf itting of Mem with APPAREL OF INDIVIDUALITY Is a Highly Specialized Servne in the Clothing and Furnishings Departments of B. zAltman Qo. CPACIOUS sections are reserved for the — assortments, which cover to the fullest ex- tent the entire field of men ' s wear, reflecting throughout the highest type of craftsmanship — in quality, design and tailor ing. Ill Page four hundred one I .i -. i, Mir hundred two _ Being Correctly Dressed at Social Functions is Just as Important as Being Correctly Dressed at the Academy THE MAYFAIR Our New Dinner Jacket WAISTCOATS Black or White THE BARRYMORE An Evening Dress Coat " T RESS clothes for dinner instead of dinner clothes -J for dress. So fashion rules in America — in any event it is becoming increasingly difficult to make a dinner coat do duty for all occasions — one must have full dress regalia for special functions — and FIT is the chief consideration — every stitch and curve and line must be flawless from the tip of the shoulder to the tail — and if you buy it from us IT WILL be! SPORTS SUITS OVERCOATS READY-TO-WEAR BUSINESS SUITS EST. 1895 F. S. Goldstein Son clothixc; Hats - Shoes Haberdashery Onhi twenty-five minutes from " The Point. " The Home of Good Clothes Broadway, Cor. Chambers St. XEWBURGH. X. Y. Telephone l ;i " -Ji " ' ■If I T II UR S INC K R E C X GRA TULA TIO N S " KEEP IN TRAINING THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND FLEISCHMANN ' S Yeast— 2 to 3 cakes a day is that little at- tention to diet and health that keeps you in training t h e whole year round. It banishes constipation, clears the skin and corrects digestive distur- bances. Makes you fit and keeps you fit. Eat it spread on crackers — dissolved in milk, fruit juices, or water — or just plain — nibbled from the cake. FLEISCHMANN ' S YEAST At All Grocers Luggage of Character Officers of the U. S. Army recognize the character of Canton Luggage as being strictly in keeping with the high standards of appear- ance, serviceability and inherent qualities which they insist upon in every item of their equipment. Page [our hun l ?.....J ..,„„:V. « METROPOLITAN TOWER, MADISON SQUARE, NEW YORK I ' am I DE23H1 DHE3 cflieBladeslden Swear By notJt $1.50 Each Including two packages of 5 Durham-Duplex Blades in Black Leather Kit Page four hundred Browning, King Company established 103 v k.iks Lounge and Golf Suits Overcoats Evening Clothes Loxdox, Strand and .Mohawk Hats Exclusive Furnishings FULTON ST. at DeKALB AVE. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK TWENTY-FIVE STORES FROM COAST TO COAST STROOCK i mo t]imn Camels Hair Cloth fS M V T ™ ' ifM 17 i rnm Fabrics specially designed for polo coats and the smartest in sports apparel S. STROOCK CO., Inc. ■Mills: Newburgh-on-Hudson NEW YORK u w GEORGE S. WALLEN Bowling Gr ALFRED F. HAENLEIN I 178 I 179 WHITTEMORE ' S Black Special Ca- det Dressing lias never been excelled. Whittemore also makes for all kinds of foot- wear, liquid and paste dressings renowned throughout the world for their excellence. There has never been a shoe made that Whit temore could not shine or clean. GEORGE S. WALLEN CO. IMPORTERS AND ROASTERS OF Qoffee m hundred THE STUFF TO KEEP GOING! jjLL the world ' s for the man who " comes through " on a big scale. But while the thoughtless call it " luck " or " guess- ing right, " you know, don ' t you, that it really is foresight — planning ahead. Money-Strength is a Big Help Not great wealth — hut having a sum in reserve that gives the little added force needed in an emergency. For West Point men of both present and past, there has been a splendid training in the things that make men — and in putting enough into life to get worth-while things out of it. That the value of " money-strength " has not been skipped is proved by the large number of officers and cadets the First National Bank is privileged to serve. This same efficient, friendly, helpful service to West Point men is utilized by a host of clients long after days at the Academy are ended, and they have moved to distant points. You, too, will find this strong bank a convenient, safe place to store up the financial part of " the Stuff to Keep Going. " THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OUR LEGGINGS ARE UNEXCELLED IN QUALITY AND DURABILITY The Spring and Laced Style Leggings are used exclusively by Military Officers for dress purposes. They are attractive and comfortable. o$am Browne " Belts to Pleasure special ' Prices Quoted to zJXCilitary Academies WALDRON CARROLL Manufacturers 502 West 45th Street New York, N. Y THE THAYER ( West Paint, X. V. On U. S. Military Reservation) Near South Gate - " %Mi m ari..»,.....u.ii!, Mintitmra i-i | ,..: | ._ , ; . ,_ jg! Hi 5 %- NEW - MODERN FIREPROOF American and European Plan A Point of Historic Interest and Center of U. S. Army Academic and Social Activity Operated by The Thayer West Point Hotel Corporation JOHN F. SANDERSON. Pres. Page four hundred ti n Steel — for every Purpose — in any Quantity STEEL is used in some form in practically every industry. In the railroad industry, in the automotive in- dustry, in the shipbuilding industry — steel is es- sential. In the manufacture " I machinery, in the erection nl bridges and buildings, in the manufacture of .- 1 ii - ricultural implements steel is a first requirement. In the manufacture of ordnance material, in the equipment for practically every military and naval purpose steel is indispensable. The raw materials that go into the making of Bethlehem steel are extracted from Bethlehem- owned and operated minis and quarries. Bethle- hem-owned vessels anil ears transport these raw materials to Bethlehem plants, thereby providing complete control of every process in the manufac ture of Bethlehem products, from ore to finished product, and insuring consistent quality. Because of the extensive facilities of the Bethlehem manu- facturing and technical organizations, we are enab led to supply steel for e V c r y purpose in any quantity. for many years Bethlehem has shared in sup plying the nation ' s demand for commercial steel, manufactured steel products and ordnance ma terial. BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, General Offices: Bethlehem, Pa. PLANTS Bethlehem, Pa. Lebanon, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Lackawanna, N. Y. Coatesville, Pa. Reading, Pa. Steelton, Pa. Sparrow ' s Point, Md. BETHLEHEM itindred elc i i mi hundred twelve i I h To the Class of 1 U. £. hCilitary Academy With the (compliments of the N, Y, " GIANT r if ft ■M NEW YORK BASEBALL CL fo o Qrounds, D Qeyc York m i i I HolsteinMilk Vitality SAFETY I ' :i: ' i ' fi nir hundred fourtc £SS • " _n A A ' 1 ffl % HATS CAPS SHOES SHIRTS WOOLIES CRAVATS LUGGAGE NOTICE FIXCHLEY APPAREL IS RECOG- NIZED BY COLLEGE MEN THROUGH- OUT AMERICA AS HAVING THE MOST IMPRESS I VE DEGREE OF DISTINCTION AND QUALITY, AND IT MAKES A DEFINITE APPEAL TO THOSE WHO SELECT WITH TASTE AND JUDGMENT. Fifth Avenue at 46 m Street NEW VORK FOUR REASONS why Murad is the World ' s Finest Cigarette 1 KR.ACR.ANT1- petals, Nature bequ her m i e per- fume . Si to the Turkish leaf— one hundredth the gives her rarest and " bouquet. " ■(c O O L A leaf of.dom ATurl requin burn the latl Turkish is by f.ir the cool- I all tobaccos. ' STIN C TIVE not dupli- in the universe, hike the if the hyacinth or the piquancy of mint. murad ' s taste is exclusively : ictive ■(mild)- The tobacco th it is " heavy on the vine " is " heavy on the nerves. " On the other hand, refined leaf makes a refined smoke. It is the i f the murad leaf — the choicest Turkish —that makes it the gentlest. MURAD Cjhe TURKISH Cigarette l LL TUWOSH means , 7 t harm (Ml ' V - s " vmmi,hs ™ (n P ESTABLISHED 1832 U PHILADELPHIA HE Services of this Establishment are offered to the Class of 1926 with the assurance that the same Quality of Pro- luction and Service as extended to all previous Classes is at their command. This being the Sesqui-Centennial year, an in- vitation is hereby extended t o Officers of the Army and their Families to avail themselves of the Services of the Company while visiting the Ex- hibition. THE CHRISTMAS POSTER, 1925, was furnished by THE BAILEY, BANKS BIDDLE COMPANY Page four hundred eighteen PEAL k Co. 487 Oxford St.. LONDON, ENGLAND. PEAL ' S Representative visits Principal Camps and • Cities • of U.S. A every Fall. Schec u e sent on request. t t m • ■ hundred ninetc j Meat $otnt Hotel " Near Everything Worth While " AMERICAN PLAN Also a la Carte Service Open throughout the year under the present management The Final Touch on a Perfect Uniform DOLLED GOLD BUTTONS AND INSIGNIA % 9 Insignia, buttons and sets made in Warranted Ten Year Rolled Gold. Boxed in combinations to suit every need and purse. Write for catalog of new regulation insignia and buttons for lapel collar blouse. Rolled Gold looks better — wears better. MADE ONLY BY N. S. MEYER, Inc. INSIGNL I SPECIALISTS 43 East 19th St.. New York ok for Shield Trademark ami Name on Every Or +« DIETZGEN Transits and Levels m b o d y design and con- truction that are recognized s being the best by the ngineering profession. SEE OUR CATALOG veying Instru epted as the :ifications ,hy our lents are STAND- ARD. Also fully describes and illustrates our complete line of Field and Office supplies for the engineer. m EUGENE DIETZGEN CO. Right goods at right prices continuously since Year 1885 Branches: Chicago New York Xew Orleans Pittsburgh San Francisco Philadelphia Washington Factory: Chicago, Illinois Plumbing Fixtures Pipe Black Steel Galvanized Brass Fittings Cast Iron Malleable Brass Valves Brass Iron BEHRER COMPANY, Inc. 77-81 Beekman Street 257 Burnet Street New York. N. Y. New Brunswick, N. J. BATH TUBS LAVATORIES SHOWERS WATER CLOSETS LAUNDRY TUBS SINKS BATH ROOM ACCESSORIES ETC. We ende avor at all times to carry a :omplete and widely assorted stock of supplies for Pit mbing, Steamfitting and kindred trades. % Page four hundred twenty Page four hundred twenty Telephone: Melrose 0210-0213 New York 5 1 4 WESTCHESTER AVENUE Receivers and Distributors of BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS ' The Coming West Point of the West " IAN DIEGO ARMY AND NAVY ACADEMY Located on Bay and Ocean at Pacific Beach, a Delightful Suburb of Sunny San Diego, California. SERVICE AND SERVICE SCHOOLS AT West Point and Annapolis the word " Service " stands out as a prominent feature of the Cadets ' and Midshipmen ' s Life. So, too, does it feature our work in one of the most exceptional binderies in America. As proof of which we offer the fact that we have hound the 1925 and 1926 Howitzers, the 192:5. 1924, 1925 and 1926 Bugle Notes and the 1921. 192.3, 1921, 1925, IiiJii. and 1927 Lucky Bags. J. F. TAPLEY CO. Metropolitan Building LONG ISLAND CITY, N. Y. ?A Cfixed Purpose THE style of I.uxenberg clothes has remained unchanged since the beginning. We set out with the purpose of producing — at a conservative price — that distinctive type of clothes so widely approved by college and other well dressed men. And we have adhered strictly to that purpose. Our growing clientele proves the soundness of this policy. our hundred twenty-twi Ju-om the Writings of the founder " Everyone honors the man who fulfills a duty at nil hazards. " HE comrades whose memory we honor met the hazards of their duty, and fulfilled that duty to the uttermost. We, surviving, shall default in ours if we do not stick together for God, for country, and emer- gencies which may rise. These are swift days. The greatest quarter century of history has passed — greatest in vision, in accomplishment, in foundations laid. Ahead lie greater things to he— if selfishness and ease do not rob us of our power. Let us he ready for whatever comes, and let us not be strangers to each other if ever there is a sudden call. The American Legion Posts today stand for all that enlistment meant in 1918. Membership is evidence of duty faced, and of readiness to carry on at the hour ' s need — let the hazards be what they may! Thomas B. Waxamakkk Post, No. 413. By appointment to H. M. KING GEORGE V J. R. GAUNT SON, Ltd. Largest Oldest Best Estab. 200 Years AND NAVAL EQUIPMENTS of all kinds HERALDIC ARTISTS MEDALLISTS Goldlacemen INSIGNIA METAL BUTTONS Fifty-Two West 46th Street NEW YORK CITY MARION INSTITUTE The lArmy and U (avy (college JXCarion, Alabama MEMBER of the Association of Mili- tary Schools and Colleges of the United States. Member of the American As- sociation of Junior Colleges. Military Training under supervision of the War Department. Academic standards of the highest order. Special Department devoted to courses of study preparatory for the United States Mili- tary and Naval Academies. Page four hundred twenty-four I ..+ .. UNIFORMS R. O. T. C. U. S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Officers and Enlisted Men SIGMUND EISNER COMPANY RED BANK. NEW JERSEY New York Showrooms 126 5th Ave. RICE DUVAL INCORPORATED Tailors and Importers Maken 01 Fine Army Uniforms and Fashion- able Civilian Dress Branch Office: 509 Fifth Ave. 14th and F Sts . N. W. New York, N. Y. Washington, D. C. Page (our hundred twenty-liv Page four hundred twenty-six The Drake, Chicago Lake Shore Drive and Upper Michigan Avenue The Logical G. H. Q. for West Point The Drake ' s magnificent location on the lake— directly opposite the Army and Navy Clnh — is a ten-minute saunter from the heart of the city and less than fifteen minutes from Soldier ' s Field, where the big game will be played in November, -2 . Beautiful appointments and facilities adequate to every need have established The Drake as a delightful social center. It is the ideal place for officers and their friends to congregat e, and the management extends a hearty invitation and assures " The Point " a warm welcome. Descriptive folder and rates- will be sent on request. I ' , ' JS m THE HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY PHILADELPHIA 6th and Cherry Streets ANNAPOLIS, MD. 74 Maryland Avenue New Regulation Army Officers Uniforms and Equipments fl 1 NOTE— We handle all the up-to-date fabrics, among which are No. 250 serge, No. " Elastic, Barathea, dark Imported Whipcord and Gaberdine; also imported light Bedford Cord and Cavalry Twill foi ' breeches. ii hundred twenty-nine THE Globe Rutgers Fire Insurance Co. Home Office: 111 William St., New York Issues policies against Fire Marine Tornado Earthquake Flood Hail Explosion Transportation Hazards Riot and Civil Commotion Also writes AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE against FINE, THEFT, COLLISION, Etc. December 31, 1924 ASSETS AS OF JANUARY 1st, 1925 CAPITAL SURPLUS TO POLICY HOLDERS ALL OTHER LIABILITIES E C. J MII- " X, Prt l. M N C - HKE. ' Y. II. Pauuson, V rident J. H. Mulevhiix, V-Pres. Secty. :e-Presideni J. D. Lester, Vice-President ce-President W. L. Lindsay, Secretary A. H. Witthorn, Secty $60,654,703.06 3,500,000.00 19,810,623.92 37,344,079.14 G. C. Owens. Asst. Secretary A. t ' .. CasSIN, Asst. Secretary M. J. Voi.KMANN, Local Secty. etfv age BOTO E 8,000,000 in daily use " Your car deserves one " The Moto Meter Co., Inc. ,ONQ 1SI. NI t. ITY . Y. ii liundred thirty ESTABLISHED 1818 MADISON AVENUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK V 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 " BEET Send for " Descriptive Qircular Civilian Clothing Ready Made or to Measure BOSTON PALM BEACH NEWPORT LITTLE BUILDING PLAZA BUILDING AU DRAIN BUILDING Tihhokt con. Bovistom Couhtt Ro»o 220 Bcltvuc AVCNUC i hundred thirt) r ig( four hundred thirty-t Such popularity musl he deserved The Uuoe rlemanrl fnr this famous cigarette , and The huge demand for this famous cigarette, : the continued success of this famous " revue " , are two outstanding proofs of the old adage: -the surest way to win popularity is to deserve it. Page four hundred thirty-three Y AY i agg ' Don ' t r ire — «JH R A D IT I O N asserts that the group of .ible this way th One of the agencies ac- ountable for the great hange in warfare since hat time is optical in- truments. Panoramic ;un sights and other op- ical equipment now per- nit fire control although objective may be riles from the battery. American troops have lways been noted for heir expert marksman- hip. No small par till: due their op- Bausc 635 St. II Paul al equipn which has for years be made by the Bausch Lomb Optical Co. Lome Optical Co. St.. Rochester, N. Y. ■ ■ (§v iS r ■ ' GoldI iMEDAL L FLOUR A Why Not Now? THE BRE 24 KARAT Fl U5CAKES-PA OUR TRY I gmen t Correct Jewelry for Meiv % four huii.lreil thi Young ' s Hats are made expressly for a clientele that recognizes a hat as the most important item of dress. They are styled for true distinction and becomingness — not merely to cover the head. NEW YORK STORES " ALL OVER TOWN " THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAT STORE IN AMERICA IS OUR HOTEL ASTOR SHOP Where the Blazed Trail Crosses the Boulevard BOOTS, LUGGAGE, MUFTI, FURNISHINGS AND GENERAL SPORTING EQUIPMENT FOR OFFICERS The Greatest Sporting Goods Store in the World Abercrombie Fitch Co. EZRA H. FITCH. President Madison Avenue and 45th Street New York 105-107 Nassau Street fc NEW YORK n $ 518 Fifth Avenue f) NEW YORK khtetieOuijitter, . hundred thirty-fii ' Camilla, have you an interest in this establishment? " ' Why no — how come the happy thought? " ' Oh, I just thought you were trying to put it on a paying has U Page four hundred thirty- Polopel Island FOUR miles north of West Point, known locally as BANNERMAN ISLAND, n used since 1890 as a place of storage for tin- large supply of military equipment owned by F R A N C I S BANNERMAN SONS. This firm sells both antique modern arms and equipment, and publishes a . ' 17 ' - ' page illustrated catalog, showing the development of war weapons. Tin- catalog is mailed for • " () cents. Many of the high officials of both the Army and Navy keep a copy on file for reference. | Always marked with the Diamond " ( jenMnsWves . S f SINCE 1864 Army EXACTNESS is Tound in Stetson Shoes Stetson Shops % m= Page four hundred thirty-eight JL. HOTEL ASTOR J ne of . i me rial ' s great note Is - and, L s u rrou tiding it, the citi s famous shops, theatres and business. DINNER DANCES -— SUPPER DANCES NEADQUARTERS ARMY OFE CERS and tAe CORPS of CADETS FKED ' K A. MUSCHENHEIM 1 1 i TIMES SQUARE.- NEW YORK Broadway, Forty--fourth tf Forty-fifth Street v 1 n?!jr «fiF " gglilPR BBs BB nSliiiE ' iMn : n» B8SBrt„ lB llil ' illi Hrihi lit lie ill cf| rife fj:; rOfi •••j;Kt|Ua»rw» ■i|BIM|!W..»«jS? iff % TWO NEW STORES WITHIN A YEAR FOR WALLACH BROTHERS Pagi foui hundred for 23 W 1 i Building at left is our Fifth Avenue Store opposite the Library, opened last year (Ncur Qrand Central Terminal) Building on the right is our newest men ' s store on 41st Street at 7th Avenue (Near Pennsylvania Terminal) IT ' S a remarkable accomplishment for us Two new stores within a year-not just holes in the wall but great stores where men and young men can conveniently and satisfactorily outfit themselves from head to foot; the finest quality men ' s wear, reasonably priced Our Fifth Avenue store was an instant success we predict the same for our newest 41st at 7th Avenue store They typify the hustle and bustle the spirit of ' doing ' that is part of this great city For years, cadets have made our stores their headquarters when visiting New York City WALLACH BROTHERS New York 4 I st at 7th Ave. Fifth Av .te L.brary. Broadway corner 29th. Broadway below Chambers. 246-248 West 1 25th. Regulation at West Point for fifteen Years — Hays " Superseam " Gloves 1 lie JUaniel JHlays Ooimparay GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK ur hundred forty-two t y zmM smzxmw s m Manufacturers of H SHIRTS anJ PAJAMAS for Military Academies and Schools JULIUS SIMON INCORPORATED NEW YORK, N. Y. ha H £ I I I Brand-Chatillon Company Jewelers to Men of Discriminating Taste Moderate Prices • Jewelers and Silversmiths 725 Fifth Avenue Tsjeii ' Yorl{ City i : J£5ffy ON the march— during drill — your feet must be comfortable. And the best way to insure comfort when walking is to wear the right kind of rubber heels. There ' s a pair that gives you springy comfort and long hard wear —O ' Sullivan ' s. Every pair of O ' Sullivan ' s is back- ed by 25 years of experience in manufacturing rubber heels. The next time you visit your re- pairman, it will pay you to say O ' Sullivan ' s Bringing the World to You! Thai ' s what the Pathe News does twice a week. IT shows what happened just as it happened. For fifteen years the verdict of the world lias been that it is the mosl interesting of all motion pictures. Patronize the theatre that shows it. You may lie confident that yon will be entertained. lmnclri.i ADVERTISERS ' INDEX Abercrombie and Fitch Co 435 Albany Ice Cream Co S Allien, Henry V., and Co 412 Airman, B., and Co 401 American Laundry Machine Co 412 Amplion 447 Arden Farms Dairy Co 414 Association of Army and Navy Stores 448 B Bailey, Banks and Biddle Co 417 Bannerman, Francis, Sons 437 Bausch and Lomb Optical Co 434 Behrer and Co., Inc 420 Bethlehem Steel Co 411 Bosch, A., and Son. Inc 388 Brand-Chatillon 443 Brill Brothers 403 Brooks Brothers 431 Browning-King and Co 407 Canton Luggage Corporation 404 Charlotte Engraving Co 390 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 400 Chesterfield 433 Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co 44s Cross, Mark, Co 446 D Daugherty, George S., Co 394 Dietzgen, Eugene, Co 420 Drake Hotel, The 427 1 lubilier Condenser and Radio Corp 389 1 hirham-Duplex 406 E Eaton, Crane and Pike Co. Elliot, Chas. H.. Co.. The. .397 .428 First National Bank of Highland Falls 408 Fleischl, Emil, Son 422 Fleischmann ' s Yeast 404 Finchley 416 Gaunt, J. R., and Son., Ltd 424 Globe and Rutgers Fire Insurance Co 430 ( ioldstein, F. S., and Son 404 Hays, Daniel, Co 442 Hortsmann Uniform Co 429 Hotel Astor 439 Jenkins Brothers 437 K Kohnstamm, H., and Co 424 Krementz 434 Lorillard ' s Murads 416 Luxenberg. Nat, and Brothers 422 McEnany and Scott. .394 M r-AGE Marion Institute 424 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co 405 Metz, H. A., and Co., Inc 397 Meyer, N. 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The explanation is, that the Amplion was evolved by the act- ual originators and oldest pro- ducers of loud speakers. Long before radio attained general popularity, Graham loud speak- ers had been adopted — because of outstanding excellence — by the exacting British Admiralty and naval experts of other na- tions. The Amplion, introduced in 1920, was thus based on over 33 years ' successful experience. plions were installed throughout Saint Peters, Rome, for a recent important Papal ceremony dur- ing which the Pope ' s voice was clearly audible to more than seventy thousand devout wor- shippers. Supreme clarity of reproduction being required, logically Amplions were chosen. Hear the Amplion in compari- son. Let your ears tell you why it is so widely known as " the world ' s finest reproducer of radio. " Amplions, $12 up. Con- sole units in two sizes. All Amp- lions are completely equipped with cords and panel plugs. Write for the " Amplion Pedigree. 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